Archive for August, 2022

August 31st, 2022 - 11:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Humor, News Media, Politics

Wanna watch some political porn?

From the Guardian (here): “The most recent salvo in the campaign to make Hunter’s lost laptop the new Hillary’s emails may, at least, bring about a moment of joy for the rest of us. Available for download from 7 September, the movie My Son Hunter is a piece of political [trash] porn dedica[...]

August 31st, 2022 - 9:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

This lowlife has a right to take the Fifth and probably needs to

“Former Trump lawyer John Eastman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and cited attorney-client privilege Wednesday when he appeared before a Fulton County grand jury investigating attempts to influence the 2020 election in Georgia,” NBC News reported on Wednesda[...]

August 31st, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What’s in a name? Plenty

As part of a story (here) about a Ku Klux Klan plaque that still adorns West Point’s science building (WHY????), CNN said, “The renaming of bases with Confederate monikers has been a years-long process. It first became a hot button political issue in the final months of the Trump adminis[...]

August 31st, 2022 - 1:13 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Lock up violent road ragers and throw the key away

Austin Weir (photo, left), 38, of Westfield, Indiana, should be an old man before he drives a car again. When the cops caught him, he “started acting ‘very fidgety’ and ‘was moving his hands around.’ A police officer pulled his gun and ordered Weir repeatedly to put his[...]

August 31st, 2022 - 12:48 pm § in Politics

Why GOP ex-voter’s “resignation letter” is a bad thing

An Arizona elections office recently received a letter that goes like this: “I am returning this ballot to you, because I no longer have confidence that your organization can conduct a legal, democratic and unaltered election …. To conclude, I demand that you remove my name from the voter rolls [...]

August 31st, 2022 - 11:07 am § in Donald Trump

Why the FBI seized Trump’s passports as evidence

Trump got his passports back, but they were in FBI possession for about two weeks. For good reason. They weren’t just randomly seized with other papers. FBI agents found classified documents intermingled with newspapers and magazines, but didn’t take those, based on what’s been rep[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 11:17 pm § in Environment

A third of Pakistan is under water, and we caused it

Pakistan has experienced an exceptionally wet monsoon with unusually heavy rains this year, probably due to climate change, but its 7,200 glaciers are also melting, contributing to the catastrophic flooding engulfing the country. The floods have caused over $1 billion of damage, destroyed over a mil[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 10:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

DoJ accuses Trump of moving and concealing gov’t docs

Seized “government documents were ‘likely concealed and removed’ from a storage room at Mar-a-Lago as part of an effort to ‘obstruct’ the FBI’s investigation into … Trump’s potential mishandling of classified materials, the Justice Department said in a[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 7:06 pm § in Law and Courts

What America can do about guns right now

I’m not talking about overcoming the very difficult hurdles of the Supreme Court and Senate filibuster to pass new laws. I’m saying enforce the laws we already have.      “The number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has skyrocketed,” CNN says. “Inci[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 5:24 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge makes GOPers pay Democrat’s legal expenses for B.S. lawsuit

Criminal and civil penalties, where justified and warranted, are one of the best tools available for protecting our democracy. Right now, federal prosecutions of Capitol rioters are getting the most attention. Prosecutors worked through the small fry first, who mostly got fines and probation (a few [...]