Archive for August 29th, 2022

August 29th, 2022 - 11:46 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Is Trump hurting GOP candidates?

At first glance, it doesn’t appear that way, as Trump-endorsed candidates mostly did well in GOP primaries. But those were only Republican base voters, who are still loyal to Trump. A deeper dive into polling of the general electorate suggests Trump is hurting the GOP’s November election[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 11:04 pm § in Religion

Toxic pastor loses job for toxic behavior

Matt Chandler, a Seattle native, was a Southern Baptist megachurch pastor in Texas (bio here). The history of the Southern Baptist denomination is rooted in support of slavery; in modern times, it’s an evangelical religion whose specific beliefs and preaching somewhat varies among member churc[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 7:18 pm § in Environment

It’s too late to stop sea level rise

Scientists using a new satellite-based methodology predicted Greenland ice melt will raise sea level nearly a foot by 2100 in a study published on Monday, August 29, 2022 (read story here). “A one-foot rise in global sea levels would have major consequences for coastal communities,” CN[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 6:18 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

“Stop the Steal” organizer whines about legal bills

Ali Alexander (photo, left; bio here), a rightwing activist, helped incite the Capitol riot, but didn’t participate and wasn’t arrested. However, he’s been hauled before the House committee investigating the riot, a grand jury investigating fake electors, is being sued by cops inju[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Misc.

Pumpkin boat

A Nebraska man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a hollowed out pumpkin on Saturday, August 27, 2022, to set a Guinness World Record (see story here). Anthropologists speculate whether the first human watercraft was a floating log, a raft, or a dugout. Who’s to say it wasn’t a [...]

August 29th, 2022 - 4:55 pm § in Economics, Politics, Racism

I’m used to racist/sexist GOP candidates, but a lobotomized one?

Disclaimer: Just because I’m used to them, doesn’t mean I vote for them. Blake Masters, 36, is the 2022 Arizona GOP nominee for U.S. senator. He wasn’t born stupid, as he has B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford, so his cerebral cortex must have been pithed at some point, perhaps as[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 12:13 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Biden should not apologize for “semi-fascism” remark

Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) demanded an apology from President Biden after he “criticized a wing of the Republican Party for embracing authoritarianism,” Huffington Post reported on Monday, August 29, 2022 (see story here). Sununu (bio here), who comes from a prominent political family, isn[...]

August 29th, 2022 - 3:53 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP’s Mar-A-Lago search accusations aren’t credible

It’s the silly season. That’s what election years are called, because as voting approaches, parties and candidates say increasingly silly things. Republicans are now claiming the FBI search to recover classified government documents from ex-president Trump’s private home at Mar-A-L[...]