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April 20th, 2021 - 12:07 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Covid-denier Ted Nugent gets Covid

Unfortunately, I can’t quote his profanity-laced, racist remarks about it. I just don’t feel comfortable with that. I’ll quote this much: “I felt like I was dying.” And, “I ain’t taking no vaccine. You come at me with a needle and I will be in fear of my lif[...]

April 17th, 2021 - 7:03 pm § in America, Health, Politics

Their liberty, your life (essay)

“Protecting individual rights from government overreach is at the core of what sets the US apart from the rest of the world. But the ‘liberty’ promised by the Declaration of Independence is interfering with ‘life’ and ‘pursuit of happiness’ in ways the Found[...]

April 15th, 2021 - 5:14 pm § in Health, Politics

Rep. Jordan vs. Dr. Fauci (video)

Let’s be clear: Fauci is a good guy trying to keep us all safe, while Jordan, even on his good days, is an ass. With that out of the way, let’s proceed to this exchange with Dr. Fauci on April 15, 2021, in which he rants about “freedom” and “rights.” Well guess wh[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 11:15 am § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Wisconsin court again rules against saving lives

Wisconsin’s governor, a Democrat, “did not have the authority to impose capacity limits on restaurants, bars or other businesses without the approval of the Legislature,” the state’s GOP-controlled supreme court ruled on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Read story here. The Hill ad[...]

April 13th, 2021 - 11:16 am § in Schools & Colleges

Covid-19 is creating a teacher shortage

Teachers were already frustrated and the pandemic has them rushing for the exits, while colleges report dropping education enrollments. That could mean more trouble ahead for schools. A Stanford education expert “said teaching had been a neglected profession in the US for a long time, and whil[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 5:43 pm § in Health

Michigan Covid-19 cases up 3x in a month

Michigan’s Covid-19 infection rate has risen from 2,000 to 6,000 a day over the last month, Daily Mail reported on Monday, April 12, 2021. About 70% of those involve the so-called U.K. variant, now the most prevalent Covid-19 strain in the U.S. An infectious disease expert partly blames Mich[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Health

B.C. ski resort epicenter of Covid-19 Brazilian variant outbreak

British Columbia officials closed the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort on March 29 after linking the venue to the largest outbreak of the dangerous Covid-19 P.1 variant outside of Brazil, the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, April 12, 2021. Read story here. “At least 84 people wh[...]

April 10th, 2021 - 12:17 am § in Health, Politics

YouTube bans “misleading” video opposing masks for children

“YouTube has pulled a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over allegations it contains misinformation about the coronavirus and mask-wearing,” the Washington Post reported on Friday, April 9, 2021. Read story here. DeSantis has been at the forefront of GOP governors pushing for[...]

April 8th, 2021 - 10:40 am § in Business, Economics, Environment, Misc.

Brace for a ketchup shortage

We’re still in a pandemic, and supply chain disruptions continue. Restaurants may reopen soon, but diners may be eating ketchup-less french fries. “After enduring a year of closures, employee safety fears and start-stop openings, many American restaurants are now facing a nationwide ket[...]

April 7th, 2021 - 1:38 pm § in Health, Humor, Science

The $299 supermask

So many people are so stupid about Covid-19 that masks probably will be with us forever, even for folks who’ve been vaccinated, because none of the vaccines are 100% effective at warding off stupidity. And, anyway, facial masks are becoming fashion items. You can even get them with polka dots [...]