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March 7th, 2021 - 2:51 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

How to get sacked from a tenured faculty position in one easy step

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February 19th, 2021 - 7:21 pm § in Misc.

Texas utilities gouge those with power

Apparently the lucky Texans are those without power, compared to those who do. For what an unregulated utility customer’s bill might look like, click here. Free markets, baby! Go Texas! As for me, I’m sure glad I live in Socialist Seattle, where the city owns the power company, and we ha[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Donnie Trump Jr. flubs Texas

Donnie Trump Jr., the ex-president’s oldest son, erstwhile big game hunter, and one of the dumbest people on the planet, had this to say about the Texas power grid failure: Here’s the problem: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott happens to be a Republican. And while there’s incompetence galore [...]

February 18th, 2021 - 2:45 pm § in Politics

GOP attorney general killed a man and reported hitting a deer

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 called police and reported hitting a “deer.” Authorities aren’t saying whether Ravnsborg called 911[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 10:40 am § in Misc., Politics

Street straddling Arkansas and Texas displays a stark contrast in the 2 states’ public works

The Texas electrical grid failed because they didn’t winterize it. They didn’t spend anything on snowplows, either (photo below; story here). And a few years ago, when the state was being consumed by wildfires, the Republican governor had to beg President Obama for federal disaster assis[...]

February 17th, 2021 - 12:51 pm § in Misc., Politics

How to not get re-elected

Tim Boyd, ex-mayor of Colorado City, Texas, apparently believes a working electricity grid is “socialism.” By popular demand, he vacated the mayor’s after blasting his “lazy” constituents with the breath of cold air below (story here). He’s reportedly in hiding; I[...]

December 30th, 2020 - 4:53 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida’s vaccinations of the elderly descend into chaos

   “Florida’s county-by-county plan to vaccinate its elderly population has created a mass scramble for a limited number of doses, leading to hourslong lines at vaccination sites and overwhelmed county hotlines and websites,” CNN reported on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.    One[...]

December 26th, 2020 - 12:32 pm § in Politics

Where polling stands now in Georgia Senate election

About half a point separates the candidates in both races. The Republican is up in one, and down in the other. (Read story here.) Polls overestimated the Democratic advantage in the November election across the board — in the White House, Senate, and House races. If that repeats in GeorgiaR[...]

December 17th, 2020 - 8:07 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida Gov. DeSantis “put politics ahead of lives”

Ron DeSantis arguably is the most execrable politician sitting in a governor’s mansion since Maine’s Paul LePage (both are Republicans). Earlier this month, I wrote about DeSantis’s “swatting” of a former state employee who blew the whistle on his efforts to cover up th[...]

December 7th, 2020 - 10:12 pm § in Health, Politics

Did GOP governor SWAT Covid-19 whistleblower?

Police raided the home of an ex-Florida official who refused to censor the state’s coronavirus data, “escalating a feud between the state government” and a whistleblower “who has accused officials of trying to cover up the extent of the pandemic,” CNN reported.      [...]