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December 28th, 2021 - 7:19 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Racism

Animal in a cage

John T. Earnest was 19 years old when he shot up a San Diego-area synagogue in April 2019, killing one and injuring three. Before that he torched a mosque. Federal hate-crime prosecutors said he did it because “he hated the Jewish community and Muslim community ….” And now? “[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 6:27 pm § in Law and Courts

When a lawsuit isn’t enough

Short of murder, this is as bad as bigotry and discrimination gets. Amber (aka Charles) Caster, a Maryland trans inmate, is a pain in the ass to correctional staff. She has a history of protesting her treatment by jail staff, filing pro se lawsuits against prison officials (see cases here and here),[...]

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[...]

November 9th, 2021 - 2:52 pm § in Economics, Environment, Health, Religion

Beef prices are soaring. Is that bad?

“Meatflation” is here. “Startlingly high” beef prices “are appearing in meat aisles across the country,” the tabloid Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, which is blaming supply chain backlogs, staffing shortages in processing plants, and social dista[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 9:32 pm § in Politics

Nasty bigot interrupts gay student at school board meeting

A girl was speaking to a school board about bullying of gay students in her school when a homophobic audience member began yelling “this is indoctrination” and reduced her to tears. Watch a video clip below; a more complete video is embedded in the news story here. The incident illustrat[...]

June 7th, 2021 - 9:59 pm § in Racism

Canada: Car attacker murders Muslim family

Canadian police arrested a 20-year-old man after he mowed down a Muslim family with his pickup truck. A 9-year-old boy was the only survivor of the car attack. The driver, Nathaniel Veltman, is charged with 4 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder. Police said Veltman deliberately drove hi[...]

June 2nd, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in Misc.

Homophobes’ boat blows up (video)

Boaters on Moses Lake, Washington, harassed a boat flying a Gay Pride flag. A moment later, their boat blew up. They jumped into the water and were rescued by the people they were harassing, who have declined to press charges. The video has gotten millions of “likes.” Read story here. R[...]

May 29th, 2021 - 9:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Jews, Politics

When anti-vaxxers feel persecuted…

… stupid happens. There’s no doubt Gigi Haskins (photo below), the artist-creator of these yellow badges, and owner of a men’s bespoke hat shop that briefly sold them for 5 bucks apiece, is a Trumper. As an India-based media-company blogger wrote (here), “A large number of po[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Student arrested for campus swastika

A University of Connecticut student has been and charged with a hate crime for allegedly spray-painting a swastika on a campus building “directly across the street from [the] UConn Hillel” building, the Hartford Courant reported on Friday, April 30, 2021 (read story here). The newspaper[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 9:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Is insulting a student “academic freedom”?

A professor at an Ohio public college sued his employer after being written up for calling a transgender student “Mr.” in class. Nicholas Meriwether (photo, left), a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, claims a First Amendment speech and religious right to call a student se[...]