Archive for September 2nd, 2022

September 2nd, 2022 - 11:10 pm § in Law and Courts

Police misconduct stories on 9/2/22

Case #1 “An East Tennessee law enforcer who bragged about the ‘tune-up gloves’ he wore when beating suspects to remind them ‘who the boss was” and shouted ‘I’m not sorry for what I’ve done’ when a judge convicted him of civil-rights abuses is headed to feder[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Who’s the most consequential Trump appeaser?

Nearly all Republicans either said nothing about Trump’s election lies and coup attempt, or even worse, parroted and justified it, but none had as much power to do the right thing as Mitch McConnell. In the first days following the Capitol riot, the GOP Senate leader publicly condemned the [...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 9:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Would you buy a pardon from this man?

Nobody with a brain thinks the rioters who stormed the Capitol, assaulted police, and threatened to kill government leaders on Jan. 6, 2021, are anything but criminals. But Trump, who incited these people, said on Thursday, September 1, 2022, he will “very, very seriously” consider pardo[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 8:55 pm § in Politics

Armed mob demands library ban books it doesn’t have

What the library will do instead is close, because the library director quit and the library lost its insurance coverage. Now there’ll be no books of any kind for anyone to read, no reading programs for kids … no nothing. Watch video below. The gunmen may have ties to the Redoubt Movemen[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 8:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Kids with guns

“School had just started for the year on Monday,” the CNN story begins (here). “A suspect approached the victim, 17, during dismissal. The encounter became heated, and the suspect … also 17, shot at the victim multiple times …. School police performed CPR on the studen[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in America, Politics

Recalling the right’s Jane Fonda smears

Actress and antiwar activist Jane Fonda, 84, announced on Friday, September 2, 2022, that she’s beginning chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of cancer (see story here). Fonda’s July 1972 trip to North Vietnam was just one of nearly 300 trips to that country between 1965 and 1[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 1:18 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

What are Republicans drinking?

Drunk driving is a human failing, not solely a Republican one (see, e.g., Paul Pelosi’s DUI arrest and conviction), but some of our GOP friends add an extra dimension to it. In Las Vegas, Patsy Brown, a GOP candidate for local office, told the cops she had only one beer after being pulled, but[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 12:27 pm § in Economics, Politics

GOP senator’s Social Security rescue plan: Go back to work

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has the temerity to ask Wisconsin voters to re-elect him after calling Capitol rioters “tourists,” has come up with another bold idea. (He’s nothing if not imaginative.) “There are a number of innovative ideas I would support,” he told const[...]