Archive for August 11th, 2022

August 11th, 2022 - 10:32 pm § in Biden, Politics

The rise of Dark Brandon

Nobody knows for sure where it came from, or who started it, and it’s even unclear who owns it. And it’s not as nuclear as “The Dark Knight Rises” (or the documents the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago). But it threatens to co-opt, and possibly even neuter, the rightwing “Bra[...]

August 11th, 2022 - 7:00 pm § in Donald Trump

A Trumper threw his life away over rage at the FBI

Ricky Walter Shiffer (photo, left), 42, died uselessly in an Ohio cornfield, shooting at police, following a highway chase after he attacked the Cincinnati FBI building on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Two days earlier Shiffer, enraged by the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, had gone on[...]

August 11th, 2022 - 1:33 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lone Ranger Rock

This is where actor Clayton Moore reared his white horse, Silver, in the title sequence of The Lone Ranger TV series. It’s located on the former Iverson movie ranch in California’s Simi Hills, on property now owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and open to the public. Return [...]

August 11th, 2022 - 2:54 am § in Health, Politics

The unintended consequences of hasty abortion bans

I grew up in a conservative community, and as a juvenile, my political thinking was conservative, too. Not just because everyone around me thought that way, but because conservatives’ black-and-white worldview seemed to make everything clear and simple: There’s right vs. wrong, good vs. [...]