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Archive for September 20th, 2022

September 20th, 2022 - 10:57 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ama Dablam

Despite its forbidding appearance, this 22,349-foot peak in the Everest region is a popular climb. It’s also one of the most-photographed, and therefore best known, Himalayan mountains. The site of Camp 2 (left) is rather interesting as climbers’ camps go. How do you go to the bathroom d[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Republicans

GOP state AGs stick their noses in Mar-a-Lago case

It’s none of their business. Private Citizen Trump’s retention of records belonging to the government, some of which are highly classified and super-sensitive, is between him and federal authorities, including the National Archives and Department of Justice. It’s simply not a state[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 4:23 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

More proof Fox isn’t a news organization

Journalism, like other professions, has standards. Don’t call yourself a new organization if you don’t adhere to them. A new book by New York Times journalists says Fox personality Bret Baier tried to pressure his superiors to rescind Fox News’ decision desk call of Arizona for Bid[...]

September 20th, 2022 - 3:50 pm § in Law and Courts

Going after Covid relief thieves

Federal prosecutors have indicted 47 people who participated in a massive fraud scheme to steal $250 million of Covid relief money, CNN and other news sources reported on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 (see story here). The defendants are charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, bribery, [...]

September 20th, 2022 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Louisiana Republicans go Taliban on abortions

A GOP bill is moving through the Louisiana legislature that defines abortion as “murder” and will send women to prison for life, with no exceptions for rape or even saving the life of the mother. It also would imprison doctors for destroying in-vitro fertilization embryos, and ban Plan B[...]