Archive for March, 2022

March 28th, 2022 - 3:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Pork and art wars

This is the sort of brain-teaser law school professors love to play with in lectures and class discussions. California Proposition 12, enacted by that state’s animal-loving voters in 2018, “makes it illegal to sell pork in California unless the pig it comes from was born to a sow housed [...]

March 28th, 2022 - 2:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Trumpers can’t get Ukraine right

Russia’s vicious, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is dividing Trump’s fan base. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, Ukraine, a peaceful country, was attacked because Putin doesn’t like its democracy and wants to grab its territory. He’s bombing apartment buildings, [...]

March 28th, 2022 - 12:09 am § in Misc.

The slap seen around the world

Chris Rock is a comedian who tells jokes. Often about other celebrities. Jokes can fall flat, even go bad. His “G.I. Jane” joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss (she has alopecia, see story here) triggered Will Smith, her husband. Watch what happened next in the first video bel[...]

March 27th, 2022 - 12:32 pm § in America, Misc.

What if the South won the Civil War?

“A Confederate victory during the Civil War would have fundamentally altered the history of the modern world,” this writer says. Yeah, that’s obvious. He continues, “The United States would likely never have developed into a world power …,” which also is a no-brai[...]

March 27th, 2022 - 11:44 am § in Humor, Russia

The Great Resignation, Russian style

Misha, like millions of disgruntled workers elsewhere, quit his job. Since his employer doesn’t accept resignations, he called the local police, who told him where to drive his tank and what to do upon arriving there (see photo below). Ukrainian authorities say Misha “will spend the rema[...]

March 26th, 2022 - 10:02 pm § in Misc.

You’ve never seen Egypt’s pyramids like this (video)

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March 26th, 2022 - 4:45 pm § in Misc.

Experts: Gang life is “boring” (most of the time)

The U.S. had, at last count, about 31,000 street gangs with roughly 850,000 members. Prof. Malcolm Klein (profile here), a leading researcher on the subject, says, “For the most part, gang members do very little – sleep, get up late, hang around, brag a lot, eat again, drink, hang out some more.[...]

March 26th, 2022 - 4:07 pm § in Politics

Who do you trust to count votes?

Them …                                                                                     … or them?                   […][...]

March 25th, 2022 - 10:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Shouldn’t Thomas recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases?

Why bother to ask? He won’t, and there’s no way to make him. That’s the end of it. It’s not a closely-held secret that his wife, Ginni Thomas, is a hyper-partisan dickhead wrapped in rightwing conspiracy theories. She’s been that for a long time (see her profile here). [...]

March 25th, 2022 - 10:08 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Still looking for Hunter’s laptop

He’s back. Or rather, it’s back. Hunter Biden’s laptop is in the news again. (See story here.) Given its dodgy provenance (see Wikipedia comments here), it’s far from a sure bet that the water-soaked laptop allegedly dropped off, and then abandoned, at a rabid (and legally bl[...]