Archive for August 10th, 2022

August 10th, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Why Republicans have no credibility with a majority of Americans

Let’s start with this: They don’t deserve any, and most people can connect those two dots. They lie, all the time, about everything, and dishonesty will cost you credibility. They’re incompetent; everything they touch goes bad (e.g., the deregulation that led to the 1980s and 2000s[...]

August 10th, 2022 - 10:08 pm § in Europe, Misc.

Why Venice is smaller than Bellingham

Venice, Italy (pop. 50,011) has lost 70% of its population, and now has barely half as many permanent residents as Bellingham, Washington (pop. 92,289 as of 2021), a city that has grown despite loss of the big and smelly toilet paper factory that used to be there. (The whole city smelled like sulfur[...]

August 10th, 2022 - 9:30 pm § in Misc.

A job that’s still very hard to get

Restaurant and retail jobs may go begging, but air traffic control jobs are very hard to land. The FAA will hire 1,500 controllers this year, but 57,956 people applied for those jobs, which means about 1 in 20 will be hired, and half of those will wash out in training. Actually the selection odds a[...]

August 10th, 2022 - 11:18 am § in Donald Trump

PHOTOGRAPHY: Fake Oval Office

Trump can’t give up being president, so he has an “Oval Office” at his Mar-a-Lago retreat (photo below), complete with a statue of himself (see story here). One thing that will never change: Trump’s towering ego and self-adoration. It’s the first place I’d go with[...]

August 10th, 2022 - 10:45 am § in Politics


Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, says she’ll only endorse Kari Lake, the party’s 2022 nominee, if she stops lying about the 2020 election being “stolen” (see story here). That condition is a dealbreaker; Lake can’t stop peddling Trump’s election lies.[...]