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August 11th, 2020 - 10:38 pm § in Racism

Klansman gets 6 years for plowing into protesters

A Virginia Klan leader and “propagandist for Confederate ideology” who revved his engine before plowing into BLM protesters, then reportedly boasted, “they scattered like cockroaches. It’s kind of funny if you ask me,” got 6 years in prison on misdemeanor charges of assault[...]

August 11th, 2020 - 2:20 pm § in Politics

Biden picks Kamala Harris

She was the most qualified of Biden’s options, but there were some rough spots in their relationship, and questions about her ambition. Still, for months CNN political analyst Chris Cizzilla rated her the #1 prospect, and he was right. She checked the most boxes. If Biden had picked Rice, I wo[...]

August 11th, 2020 - 3:00 am § in Politics

Could Lindsey Graham lose?

RealClearPolitics rates the race a “tossup” For the first time in years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has a “credible” who’s “an exceptionally well-funded, politically connected, centrist Democrat who is forcing election observers to wonder if South Carolina might, [...]

August 10th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Donald Trump

Query: How many times has Trump been wrong about Covid-19?

Answer: Every time. “First Trump said the pandemic would not take hold of the United States, but it did.” “Then he said it would simply disappear and it didn’t.” “Then the President said it was safe to open state economies before the pathogen was fully under cont[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 7:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump brags up stock market

Trump was abruptly escorted from a press briefing today (Monday, Aug. 10, 2020) because of a shots-fired incident outside. When he returned a few minutes later, he resumed his talk. “So I was telling you that the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are now 50 percent above the March level,” he[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 6:56 pm § in Politics

2020 Debate Schedule

Biden vs. Trump Sep. 29, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Oct. 15, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Oct. 22, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Harris vs. Pence Oct. 7, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) CNN political writer Chris Cizzilla says Trump has “already handed Biden a debate [...]

August 10th, 2020 - 1:55 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump threatens to defile Gettysburg

“President Donald Trump said Monday that Gettysburg or the White House will serve as the backdrop for his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in two weeks,” NBC News reported on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The convention, which will be held mostly virtually,[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 1:24 pm § in Donald Trump

The world’s worst boss

Work for Trump and you’re screwed. A case in point: Dr. Deborah Birx, who’s technically the federal response coordinator (an easy job, because there’s no federal response to coordinate), but has often been Trump’s point person on Covid-19 non-response in front of TV cameras, [...]

August 10th, 2020 - 12:50 pm § in Misc.

Think kids can’t get Covid-19?

Guess Again. Nearly 100,000 kids got Covid in 2 weeks, and school isn’t even open yet. “Almost 100,000 children in the U.S. were sickened with the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July,” NBC News reports, citing a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 12:23 pm § in Humor

Short Movie: “Modern Educayshun”

(Rated R-35. If you’re old enough to run for president, you’re old enough to watch this. Viewer discretion advised: Contains a sick plot, bad acting, and depictions of political correctness and pointless violence. In other words, typical adult movie fare.)  [...]