Archive for August 4th, 2022

August 4th, 2022 - 6:19 pm § in Misc.

Lightning rod

Four people near a bronze statue of Andrew Jackson (pictured below) in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, were hit by lightning and sustained life-threatening injuries during thunderstorms in Washington D.C. on Thursday, August 4, 2022 (story here). There may be a metaphor in [...]

August 4th, 2022 - 3:00 pm § in Misc.

Top stories on 8/4/22

A motel called police about a white guy stealing TVs, so the cops violently arrested a black guy on his way home from work. Story here — Four cops in Breonna Taylor case face federal charges. Story here[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Law and Courts

A sociopath’s right to bear arms shall not be infringed

Michael Morgan isn’t unique; sociopaths like him are the bread-and-butter of New York tabloids. Two years ago, Morgan, then 18 years old, came out of an apartment building shooting. He missed the intended victim, but killed the victim’s companion. He got away with that crime at the time,[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 1:27 pm § in Law and Courts

Threats aren’t free speech

A 74-year old retired high school teacher from Long Island got 30 months in prison for “mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses” over an 8-year period, a New York TV station reported on Thursday, August 4, 2022 (see story here). “Acc[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 12:34 pm § in Business, Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

How to owe student debt without going to college

Employers used to routinely provide new hires with on-the-job training. Many still do, but some now make them pay big bucks if they quit or are fired within a specified period; at PetSmart, that’s two years. Let’s be more specific: If they quit to take a better-paying job or are fired f[...]