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July 3rd, 2022 - 8:50 am § in Politics, Racism

Unfriendly Friendswood, Texas

Actually, the hate rolled in from out of town. Friendswood is an affluent Houston exurb, mostly white, with a population larger than Wenatchee’s (see profile here). They were going to do a Fourth of July parade until the rightwing hate showed up. The grand marshal was to be native daughter Hal[...]

July 2nd, 2022 - 9:47 pm § in Law and Courts

“Hot car” dad’s murder sentence overturned

It was a lurid case that received national media coverage, and when it was over, Justin Harris of Marietta, Georgia, was sentenced to life without parole for intentionally murdering his 1-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car. The verdict raised some eyebrows, because most “hot car” d[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 9:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Witness tampering is what criminals do

When someone mentions witness tampering, I think of Mafia hoods bribing or threatening witnesses, or, in Russia, Putin’s goons killing them and dumping their bodies in the river that flowing through Moscow. It looks like Trump’s gang has joined the party. Cassidy Hutchinson, who testifie[...]

June 25th, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Politics

GOP candidate withdraws after slapping female opponent

Yesterday, Jeann Lugo (photo, left) was a Providence, Rhode Island, police officer and GOP candidate for state senate. Today, he’s no longer a candidate, is on administrative leave, and probably will lose his police job. He’ll likely be sued for personal injury, and may go to jail, too. [...]

June 21st, 2022 - 8:25 pm § in Misc.

GOP attorney general who killed a man and reported hitting a deer is removed from office

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s attorney general since 2019, and impeached by the GOP-controlled legislature on April 12, 2022 (details here), was removed from office by the state senate on June 21, 2022 (see story here). It’s a rare example of Republicans holding a member of their own p[...]

June 20th, 2022 - 2:29 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Few things are more nauseating than crooks feeling sorry for themselves

Here’s an item from today’s CNN news: “Todd and Julie Chrisley are speaking out about the “very sad, heartbreaking time” for their family after they were convicted of¬†conspiracy to defraud banks of more than $30 million in loans.” (See story here.) The Chrisleys [...]

June 19th, 2022 - 5:55 pm § in Law and Courts

Why I’m for the death penalty

You can put names on my reasons. Timothy McVeigh, for example, the Oklahoma City bomber who murdered 168 people, including 19 kids, and injured 680 more with a truck bomb in 1994 and was executed in 2001. Today’s name: Ricky Dubose. He was convicted this month of murdering two prison guards du[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 12:00 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Daring to call it treason

John A. Stormer, a prominent anti-communist crusader of the Goldwater era, published a screed titled “None Dare Call It Treason” that was wildly popular in rightwing circles (details here). The book’s title and contents implied America was losing the Cold War because its liberal el[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 10:32 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Pepper-spray racist nabbed in NYC

A Florida woman’s conspicuous attire helped New York City police nab her after she went on a pepper-spray spree against Asian-Americans. Madeline Barker (photo, right), 47, of Merritt Island, Florida, was charged with hate crimes for taunting the victims to “go back to your country”[...]