Archive for August 13th, 2022

August 13th, 2022 - 9:58 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Politics

California dreaming … of secession

Northern California, less populated and politically rightwing, has long chafed under Democratic rule from Sacramento and dreamed of splitting off into a separate state (see, e.g., story here; for a more detailed history of California partition movements, go here.) That has negligible prospects of be[...]

August 13th, 2022 - 9:13 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Librarian sues book burners over hate speech

Amanda Jones (photo, left) is a school librarian in Louisiana. She’s also president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, and in that capacity, spoke against censorship at a meeting. Two men who didn’t like what she said went on social media and called her “a pedophile[...]

August 13th, 2022 - 8:31 pm § in Politics

The Boeberts are rotten neighbors

Maybe they elected Lauren Boebert to Congress to get her and her family out of town. Police in Garfield County, Colorado, have released 911 recordings of neighbors complaining that her kids were speeding on the street, and her husband was driving drunk, ran over their mailbox, and was trying to star[...]

August 13th, 2022 - 8:17 pm § in Economics, Politics, Racism

GOP governors deny federal rent aid to working poor because it’s “socialism”

Republican governors in at least three states — Mississippi, Arkansas, and Nebraska — have turned away hundreds of millions of federal pandemic relief dollars allocated to preventing evictions because they don’t want their residents to receive those funds. In March 2022, Nebraska G[...]

August 13th, 2022 - 12:40 pm § in Donald Trump

Who’s the Mar-a-Lago snitch?

The FBI knew exactly what it was looking for at Mar-a-Lago, and went straight to it when agents descended on Trump’s “Winter Palace” (see the real, and grander, Winter Palace here). That’s prompted widespread speculation — and assumptions — there’s a snitch [...]

August 13th, 2022 - 12:12 pm § in Misc.

Airport Fight Club (video)

This was the scene at a Spirit Airlines boarding gate in Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Thursday, August 11, 2022. The woman is a passenger, and the man in the lavender shirt is a gate supervisor. The row went physical after she called him homophobic slurs and slapped him. It went downhill from there.[...]