Archive for May 14th, 2022

May 14th, 2022 - 11:46 pm § in Democrats, Politics

America, the tribal society

Politics, a WSU professor says, is “not about the facts or any sort of reality, it’s about group identity.” Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, a longtime observer of Washington politics, agrees. He says, “Social or cultural sorting is what drives elections; policy stands, not so muc[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Minnesota GOP endorses anti-vax doctor for governor

A crackpot doctor who built a following by opposing Covid-19 shutdowns, masks, and vaccines won the endorsement — and potentially the nomination — of Minnesota’s GOP for governor. However, he still could face a primary challenge. (See story here.) Minnesota’s Democratic party[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 10:33 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is Britney Spears a murderer?

The singer just had a miscarriage (story here). In El Salvador, that would get her 30 years in prison (see story here). (Is this why El Salvadoran women are fleeing to the U.S.?) Under a Georgia law passed in 2019, women could be prosecuted for having a miscarriage (see story here). In Alabama, in 2[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 7:20 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Judge tosses Hanford workers’ anti-vaccine lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by several hundred Hanford workers over COVID-19 vaccine requirements, a Seattle TV station reported on Saturday, May 14, 2022 (read story here). It sounds like they were saddled with sloppy lawyering. KOMO 4 News says Judge Thomas Rice found that lawy[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Clarence Thomas’s supreme hypocrisy

From Huffington Post, May 14, 2022 (see story here): “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas clutched his pearls on Friday as he regarded Americans so distraught over the prospect of losing human rights in their country that some showed up at justices’ Washington-area homes to address the peo[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Politics

Republicans make stupidity a sport

Republicans lie a lot, we all know that. Lately, they’re into fantasy, too. This isn’t new. “Chinese bamboo ballots” are a fantasy. “Stop the Steal” exists only in overheated imaginations. And QAnon lives in Never-Never Land. The GOP recently announced it won̵[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:13 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Will Trump’s postmaster go?

Trump lackey Louis DeJoy (photo, left) is notorious for slowing mail service. But I’ll always remember him as the guy who made mailboxes disappear before the 2020 election. (They magically reappeared after the election; see my posting here.) You want an election conspiracy? Well, there it is. [...]