Archive for September 9th, 2022

September 9th, 2022 - 10:43 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Europe

Should Biden invite Trump to the Queen’s funeral?

It looks like Trump wants to be photographed at the Queen’s funeral. He’s furiously posting photos of himself with her when she was alive (e.g. photo below; see story here). There are three ways he can attend: (1) With the official U.S. delegation, (2) by invitation, or (3) gatecrashing.[...]

September 9th, 2022 - 3:19 pm § in Law and Courts

Should a person’s felony record be hidden from the public?

A new brand of progressive legislation is making the rounds in state legislatures. Intended to help ex-felons get a fresh start and fair shake in society, it would shield their records from public view. Employers, landlords, and the public wouldn’t know whether someone had spent years in priso[...]

September 9th, 2022 - 4:05 am § in Misc.


No photo can do it justice, but this picture captures better than any other I’ve seen a sense of the immense size and height of Everest. The prewar British attempts followed the left-hand skyline.  Everest is a class by itself, nearly 800′ higher than any other mountain. (Click photo to[...]

September 9th, 2022 - 3:14 am § in Misc.

The mystery of the second step

The 1920s and 1930s attempts to climb the world’s biggest mountains were national enterprises. None succeeded; the giant peaks wouldn’t fall to the equipment and methods of the time. That would come only after World War 2. The prewar British made several attempts on Everest from Tibet vi[...]

September 9th, 2022 - 12:01 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Michigan election deniers’ voting machine thefts go to special prosecutor

After the 2020 election, a cabal of rural northern Michigan election deniers persuaded several county clerks to hand over voting equipment, which they broke into hoping to prove the election was “stolen” from Trump. They obtained 5 machines from 5 counties (Barry, Genesee, Missaukee, Ros[...]