Archive for July 8th, 2022

July 8th, 2022 - 3:54 pm § in Law and Courts

Amber Heard claims juror was an imposter

Amber Heard wants a retrial with a new jury. Can’t say I blame her. She could hardly do worse; the jury she had awarded Johnny Depp $15 million and her only $2 million. She alleges one of the jurors was an imposter. Here’s what apparently happened. A jury summons was sent to a home of [&[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 1:28 pm § in Biden, China, Politics

What the GOP says about gas prices

Something is happening that Republicans eyeing the fall elections don’t like: Hiring remains strong and gas prices are falling. I’m not saying they’re against a strong job market and lower gas prices; they’d just rather take credit for it themselves. Anyway, this is what Hous[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 10:43 am § in Health, Politics

When ideology trumps health

We saw that happen when Republicans defied health experts and went their own deadly way on Covid-19. On abortion, too, Republicans are sacrificing decency, compassion, and common sense to dogma. In an opinion piece at NBC News (read it here), a law professor diagnosed with breast cancer wrote, R[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 9:51 am § in Misc.

This is the wrong way to protest

“Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one of the conservative justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, was forced to exit through a back door of Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Washington, D.C., by protesters who had learned he was there,” The Hill reported on Friday, J[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 8:49 am § in Politics

Why do Republicans lie so much?

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) has introduced a bill to repeal the federal excise tax on guns and ammunition (see story here). He explains, “As assaults against Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms continue to emerge, so do treacherous threats that seek to weaponize taxation in order to price this con[...]

July 8th, 2022 - 12:28 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

The Loser

Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, June 7, 2022. Jenna Ellis (photo, left; bio here), a small-time lawyer on the Trump legal team that tried to overturn the 2020 election in the courts, instantly lashed out. “Fittin[...]