Archive for September, 2022

September 30th, 2022 - 11:20 pm § in Russia

Putin can’t do anything right

What the heck is Putin celebrating? He’s losing his war. His conscription scheme is chaos, and Russians are fleeing the country. He doesn’t have control of the Ukrainian territory he annexed, and his Nordstream pipeline sabotage is backfiring. Nothing is going right for him. He hasnR[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 10:58 pm § in Misc.


Peter Zisopoulos, 34, is schizophrenic. In 2018, he was transported to a hospital by EMS personnel from NYFD Station 49 in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, after making anti-Asian threats online. It turns out he was capable of insane violence. In his twisted mind, on Thursday, September[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 5:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Who is Ginni Thomas fooling?

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas is the wife of Clarence Thomas, a rightwing Supreme Court justice, and a lawyer herself (see her bio here). She’s also a rightwing political activist and election denier. She was more than a cheerleader for Trump’s efforts to overthrow the 2020 electio[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in Law and Courts

Navy judge acquits sailor accused of torching ship

Real courts martial don’t follow Perry Mason or Tom Cruise scripts. And Navy prosecutors can be as overreaching as any on earth. That’s no coincidence, it’s Navy culture. The Navy itself, you see, is never stupid or sloppy; if anything goes wrong, their first response is to hunt fo[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 3:16 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump wails nobody publishes “good” books about him

“Trump, apparently still hurt by embarrassing revelations about his presidency made in a new book from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, accused the entire publishing industry of conspiring against him,” Raw Story reported on Friday, September 30, 2022. “Writing on his Trut[...]

September 30th, 2022 - 12:12 am § in Misc.

9/29/22 headlines explained in 60 seconds

Russia annexed captured eastern Ukraine territory after holding a sham referendum. What’s the significance of this? Putin says it’s now part of Russia, implying he’ll defend it with nuclear weapons. Great Britain’s incompetent new prime minister caused the British currency to[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in Law and Courts

Is spying worth it?

He may have worked at a desk that looks like the one below. Jareh Dalke is only 30 years old. If convicted of espionage, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Maybe a concrete cell at Florence ADX (see floorplan here), where the government houses other traitors. CNN says he “worked at[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 10:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Hunger Games, migrant version

“The Most Dangerous Game,” written in 1924, is a famous and widely read short story. It’s about a man who hunts people for sport (details here). It apparently wasn’t the inspiration for “Hunger Games,” whose author says she drew on Greek mythology for her theme of[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 9:09 pm § in Business, Law and Courts

Prison for eBay execs who stalked company’s critics

This story is about a giant corporation terrorizing a couple who dared to criticize it. David and Ina Steiner (photo, above left) started a website in 1999 which Wikipedia describes as “a kind of trade publication for anyone whose business is selling items online.” It also offered “[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 1:56 pm § in Environment

Dining in Venice

This photo is a bit unfair, because St. Mark’s Square isn’t always underwater, only during the seasonal high tides. And the flooding isn’t solely caused by sea level rise due to climate change; the ground under the city is sinking. Read why here. But what you see here is perhaps sy[...]