Archive for August 1st, 2022

August 1st, 2022 - 7:18 pm § in Democrats, Politics

What if both candidates are wrong?

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) represents much of Orange County, once one of California’s most Republican areas. This year her GOP opponent is Scott Baugh, a former Orange County party chairman who served a relatively brief stint in California’s legislature over 20 years ago. She easily beat h[...]

August 1st, 2022 - 4:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Gun-toting Capitol rioter gets 7 years 3 months

Guy Reffitt is a high-profile Capitol riot defendant who threatened to kill his own family if they turned him in. He was a militia recruiter; and on the day of the riot, had a gun with him on the Capitol steps, and brazenly spoke about committing physical violence against leaders of Congress. Convic[...]

August 1st, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Science

Eating hotdogs makes you stupid

A study conducted in Brazil showed people who eat a lot of junk food experience faster mental decline, CNN reported on Monday, August 1, 2022 (see story here). Specifically, study subjects who ate the most “ultraprocessed foods” had a 28% faster rate of global cognitive decline and a 25%[...]

August 1st, 2022 - 11:45 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Do polls show GOP voters coming to their senses? Not really

It’s too early to say that. Polls show a growing number of grassroots Republicans don’t want Trump to run again in 2024, but mostly for the wrong reason: They’re afraid he’d lose. In mid-July, Forbes reported only “20% of Republicans believe Trump’s behavior on Januar[...]