Posts Tagged ‘bigotry’

March 24th, 2022 - 10:01 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Texas GOP expands its war against LGBQT kids

Texas AG Ken Paxton, a Republican homophobe, has ordered an Austin school district to stop observing Pride Week. Pride Week, he says, is “sex education” and therefore violates Texas law. That’s nonsense. It’s like saying observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is “[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 5:47 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Hate behavior is soaring in schools

“Kids will be kids,’ they say; and it’s the job of parents and teachers to turn them into responsible adults. Babies aren’t born with social skills, and the process of acquiring social skills is called “socialization.” All children go through it. But America, on t[...]

December 1st, 2021 - 1:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How to understand the new generation of GOP politicians

While the focus of this CNN article is on Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), it speaks in a general way about “how a whole generation of Trump acolytes view politics now,” and seeks to describe “a whole lot of [young] Republican politicians like Boebert in the pipeline” who are now [...]

November 27th, 2021 - 6:00 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Health, Hypocrisy

No, Biden’s African travel ban isn’t hypocritical

America is polarized between left and right, with most of us in the middle. I’m convinced most Americans want intelligent discussion of public issues that affect us all. Truth, logic, and reason still matter. I criticize rightwingers on this blog, for good reason. They don’t want reasone[...]

November 26th, 2021 - 5:19 pm § in Politics, Religion

Cable snaps on Rep. Boebert’s elevator joke

Crash! Boom! Thud! Rep. Lauren Boebert’s elevator joke (watch it below) fell down the shaft and landed with a sickening bang. The video leaked (helpful hint: they always do). Now, after getting caught, Boebert (R-CO) is scrambling to apologize to the Muslim congresswoman she insinuated is a te[...]

September 30th, 2021 - 1:53 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Threw his life away for what?

I don’t get it. It’s senseless. John T. Earnest, 22, described as “a former nursing student,” will spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting up a synagogue, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (read story here). The stat[...]

July 21st, 2021 - 12:59 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Federal judge blocks new Arkansas anti-trans law

Earlier this month, the GOP-dominated Arkansas legislature overrode the GOP governor’s veto of a bill that bans gender-confirming medical treatments for trans youths. A federal judge blocked that law on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, pending an ACLU lawsuit to strike it down as a violation of those[...]

June 2nd, 2020 - 10:43 pm § in Politics, Racism

Racist congressman ousted in Iowa primary

“Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has a long history of racist and outrageous remarks, lost his long-held House seat in a primary race Tuesday,” NBC News reported Tuesday night, June 2, 2020. Mr. King, 71, a college dropout, graduated from high school in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War[...]

February 18th, 2020 - 9:48 pm § in Politics

Indiana Republicans would rather let kids marry than repeal an unconstitutional law

A bill in Indiana’s legislature that would have raised that state’s marriage age from 15 to 18 seemed headed for passage until Democrats offered an amendment to repeal a 1997 state law declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman. That law, and others like it, went by the way[...]

April 27th, 2019 - 2:48 pm § in Jews, Religion

1 dead, 3 hurt in California synagogue attack

A gunman is in custody after opening fire Saturday in a Poway, California, Chabad synagogue, killing a woman, maiming the rabbi, and wounding 2 other people, including a young girl. Poway is a San Diego suburb. The suspect is described as a white male armed with an AR-type assault rifle, and police [...]