Archive for September 24th, 2022

September 24th, 2022 - 9:19 pm § in Misc.

How to not kill yourself with a portable generator

Don’t park it next to a door or window. The generator in the photo at left killed a Louisiana woman and her two sons. (Read story here.) They used it during a storm outage, and died of carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust fumes. “Portable generators are one of the deadliest consume[...]

September 24th, 2022 - 8:06 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Florida Gov. DeSantis’ bizarre claims about slavery

Defending his efforts to censor the history taught in Florida’s schools, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis made the wildly inaccurate statement at left. In fact, British courts were questioning slavery well before the American Revolution, and the British Empire abolished slavery decades before America did[...]

September 24th, 2022 - 5:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

“We must refuse to accept it”

That’s what Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes (photo, left) told his followers after Biden won the 2020 election. I don’t care whether he accepts it or not. He doesn’t decide who governs us. He gets one vote like the rest of us. He doesn’t have to like the election results; [...]

September 24th, 2022 - 11:24 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

GOP poster girl calls anti-bullying school programs “Marxist”

Lori McRoberts was a handpicked audience member at the GOP’s carefully staged rollout of its post-midterm elections roadmap for America. The event, structured as a townhall with audience members asking GOP politicians questions, was held at a sheet metal plant in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, on [...]