Archive for August 30th, 2022

August 30th, 2022 - 11:17 pm § in Environment

A third of Pakistan is under water, and we caused it

Pakistan has experienced an exceptionally wet monsoon with unusually heavy rains this year, probably due to climate change, but its 7,200 glaciers are also melting, contributing to the catastrophic flooding engulfing the country. The floods have caused over $1 billion of damage, destroyed over a mil[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 10:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

DoJ accuses Trump of moving and concealing gov’t docs

Seized “government documents were ‘likely concealed and removed’ from a storage room at Mar-a-Lago as part of an effort to ‘obstruct’ the FBI’s investigation into … Trump’s potential mishandling of classified materials, the Justice Department said in a[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 7:06 pm § in Law and Courts

What America can do about guns right now

I’m not talking about overcoming the very difficult hurdles of the Supreme Court and Senate filibuster to pass new laws. I’m saying enforce the laws we already have.      “The number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has skyrocketed,” CNN says. “Inci[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 5:24 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge makes GOPers pay Democrat’s legal expenses for B.S. lawsuit

Criminal and civil penalties, where justified and warranted, are one of the best tools available for protecting our democracy. Right now, federal prosecutions of Capitol rioters are getting the most attention. Prosecutors worked through the small fry first, who mostly got fines and probation (a few [...]

August 30th, 2022 - 3:15 pm § in Misc.

Ketchup highway

“A mass of tomatoes scattered across a California highway made for stunning photos but commuter hell, after a truck crashed into a center divider and spilled its load across the roadway” on Monday, August 29, 2022. See story here. It took 6 hours to clean up the slippery mess. Return to [...]