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September 21st, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Will Trump’s Supreme Court judges turn on him?

Trump got what he wanted from an inexperienced federal judge he appointed shortly before leaving office, but her rulings were riddled with favoritism and legal errors, and an 11th Circuit panel (2 Trump judges, 1 Obama judge) struck most of them down (see story here; read their order here). He coul[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 2:39 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP candidate exaggerated his military service

Are we still surprised when a Republican politician is caught lying? I’m not, it’s so routine now. I have a theory about why Republicans lie so much, that goes like this:¬†They think they’re on a Mission From God to “save America” from liberal heathens (who behave like [...]

September 21st, 2022 - 1:27 pm § in Science

PHOTOGRAPHY: Neptune’s rings

Top image below, brought to you by the James Webb Space Telescope. Now, you may ask why Voyager 2 photos — bottom image below — don’t show the rings. After all, Voyager 2 was millions of miles closer than JWST is. The answer is Webb has infrared cameras and Voyager 2 doesn’t,[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 2:18 am § in Politics, Republicans

How to find imaginary voter fraud

Make a wrong turn on a dirt road and go into the trees. “In late 2021, a group of volunteers turned onto Coulter Creek Road on a mission to uncover fraud and incompetence in Mason County elections,” a Seattle TV station says. They found an empty lot where, they believed, four people were[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 1:12 am § in Law and Courts

The guy who raped your sister can now legally carry a gun while stalking you

Until yesterday, a federal law prohibited people under felony indictment from buying guns. But that public safety protection is now gone, thanks to a ruling by an Obama-nominated, Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas (see his bio here). I’m not sure it’s his fault. In striking down the[...]