Posts Tagged ‘Bad States’

September 18th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Health, Politics

Another anti-masker learns the hard way

A teenaged city councilman in Alabama “has tested positive for COVID-19 just months after voting to end a local mask mandate,” The Hill reported on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (read story here). “Hunter Pepper, 19, told local NBC affiliate WAFF that he received two positive COVID-[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 11:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Update: South Dakota’s AG problem

One Saturday night in September 2020, texting-while-driving on his way home from a fundraiser, South Dakota’s attorney general veered off the highway and killed a pedestrian. He drove off, and the next day reported to police he’d hit a deer. (See details here.) There was a big hole in hi[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 7:56 pm § in Humor

Texas women’s rights council

Just kidding. Texas Republicans aren’t like the Taliban. They let women leave. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Health, Politics, Racism

Yes, blame Republicans

It’s been 20 years, at least, since Americans felt safe. The incoming Bush administration ignored warnings by departing Obama administration national security officials. (See article here.) Perhaps the 9/11 terror attacks couldn’t have been prevented anyway, but Bush and the people aroun[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 7:23 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge blocks Florida law targeting protesters

A federal judge has struck down an “anti-riot” law championed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the Republican legislature, Huffington Post reported on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (read story here). Rioting, arson, looting, and vandalism were already crimes in Florida. This [...]

September 5th, 2021 - 12:25 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

A brief history of Texas’s attempt to jail a woman for selling dildos

The Texas legislature, to sidestep the constitutional restraints preventing government agents from searching citizens’ bedrooms for condoms or watching them have sex, didn’t ban possession or use of dildos; they only banned the sale of dildos. Undercover cops actually busted a churchgoin[...]

August 25th, 2021 - 7:26 pm § in Health, Politics

FDA vaccine approval makes no difference to GOP governor

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order “banning any governmental entity in the state from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of its approval status” almost immediately after the FDA “granted full approval” to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine,” The Hil[...]

August 25th, 2021 - 8:25 am § in Politics

GOP attorney general killed a man and reported hitting a deer

Update (8/25/21): Ravnsborg will plead guilty to misdemeanor traffic violations, NBC News reports (story here). South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, a Republican (of course), killed a man walking on a road Saturday night, September 12, 2020, while returning home from a fundraiser. He calle[...]

August 12th, 2021 - 2:12 pm § in Health, Politics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem isn’t as stupid as she looks

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is a staunch defender of the right-to-die from Covid-19. On the surface, this looks bad. But when you take some time to think about it, her policies make perfect sense from her state’s point of view: South Dakotans don’t need to wear masks. Their houses are 5 mi[...]

August 11th, 2021 - 10:29 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida hospitals are “overrun”

“Hospitals across Florida are now being pushed to the limit with ICU beds filling up and providers struggling to find enough staff to care for patients as the state fights one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the nation, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant,” CNBC reported on Wedn[...]