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June 12th, 2022 - 2:15 pm § in Politics

Florida governor declares Texas drag show is dangerous to Florida children

A video of a Texas drag show triggered Florida’s book-burning Gov. Ron DeSantis. He announced during a press conference he’s “considering using child protective services to investigate parents who bring their children to see drag performances,” and proposed to “terminate t[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Still think conservatives believe in “freedom”?

The U.S. Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is meeting in Hungary, whose strongman is teaching them how to seize power. Read stories here and here Conservatives don’t like social change and want to preserve a way of life they’re comfortable with. But they’re a voting minority, and[...]

February 23rd, 2022 - 1:48 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Poll: Ban book bans!

This poll isn’t good news for the Republicans banning popular books from school libraries: They have almost no public support. Which suggests their efforts to muzzle teaching about slavery and racism in schools may not go over well, either. Of course, it shouldn’t; this is racists trying[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 3:55 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Schools can’t teach about this

Two teens got into a fight at a New Jersey mall last week. When the police arrived, a cop tackled and handcuffed the 14-year-old black kid, while another cop pushed the 15-year-old “white” kid onto a couch “but did not restrain him.” (The older kid was initially described as[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 7:58 am § in Misc.

WHO censored this? FACEBOOK or William Quick?

FACEBOOK CENSORED A post about Holocaust.  This is hard to imagine.  I suspect they responded to a complaint by my brother-in-law and troll, William.  Dr. Quick has attacked me and my father because he insists my father plagiarized photographs of the Buchenwald Camp.   Review the Facebook Commun[...]

August 1st, 2016 - 8:30 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Internet portals must shut all original reporting operations

Xi’s ‘Crusade’: Web services can now carry only state-approved media news (BLOOMBERG) China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the[...]

May 16th, 2016 - 1:41 am § in Misc., UW

Who is Norm Arkans?

Norm Arkans is head of the UW’s Office of Media Relations and Communications My biggest concern is that Mr. Arkans’ activities are not overseen by the Faculty Senate.  In effect we have a Minister of Propaganda whose activities curtail the free speech that should be part of the central [...]

March 7th, 2016 - 11:05 am § in Misc.

Ban Citizen Cameras!

David Preston The headline is misleading, because this case is not about whether you have a right to film cops. You do have a right to film them as long as you’re not interfering; that’s been established. But it’s the cop, not you, who gets to decide whether you’re interferin[...]

October 1st, 2015 - 11:08 am § in Misc.

 CENSORED UPDATE: The earlier post was censored at FB apparently because the caricature used the N word.  This is a repost to FB with the N word and the caricatures of a Black and a Jewish man whited out.  If you click on the censored image, it will take you to the post with the […][...]

March 14th, 2015 - 1:41 am § in Russia

ONE YEAR since Putin “temporarily” shut down the Moscow News,

The Moscow News temporarily stops publication 17:57 14/03/2014 The Moscow News has temporarily ceased updating materials on its news website, Facebook page and Twitter account due to the liquidation process and reorganization of its parent company, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti[...]