Year: 2022

I’LL SUE

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has put a Texas law that allows users to sue social media companies back into effect. Under the law, users will be able to sue large social media platforms with more than 50 million active monthly users such as Facebook and Twitter if they believe they were banned…

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PULLING OUT

The Republican National Committee said Thursday it was withdrawing from the Commission on Presidential Debates, alleging that the organization was biased in favor of Joe Biden and against Donald Trump during the 2020 campaign. The RNC’s concerns include the timing of the 2024 presidential debates, changes to debate procedures without prior notification, the selection of…

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FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES

Just a minute now, bucko. Believe it or not, I kind of understand your intense libido.  You need to clear the pipes now and then. It helps you relax, helps you sleep. That’s understandable, and really, just a natural part of life.  Didn’t expect to hear that, did you? Now here’s the tricky part.  You cannot, and I…

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CHURCH IS OUT

Country superstar Eric Church cancelled his concert in San Antonio four days before his performance. There was no health scare. There was no impending pregnancy. There was no Covid outbreak.  There was no impending weather emergency. There was a basketball game. Specifically a Final Four game between Duke and his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels….

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Georgia high school coach suspended after restraining student who had loaded gun

A Georgia high school coach was suspended after he defended himself and restrained a student who was in possession of a loaded weapon in school. Miller confronted one female student while in the presence of police officers. Miller and the officers were unaware that the student, whom eyewitnesses described as belligerent and aggressive, had a…

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JEEPERS CREEPERS

In the United States, most people in the suburbs are used to living in single family homes.  In England, having a single family home, or what they call a “detached” home, is something only wealthier suburban homeowners can have.  Most homes are attached, meaning that you will share at least one side of the home,…

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Byeski

A substitute teacher in Virginia is out of the classroom after saying he supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, district officials confirmed Thursday. John Stanton, 65, was suspended by Arlington Public Schools Tuesday due to comments he made during an eighth-grade Spanish class on Friday at Swanson Middle School. “I said, ‘Here’s…

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Parents of high school students started a petition to remove a principal who loves classic heavy metal band Iron Maiden

A Canadian high school principal loves Iron Maiden and posts about the band on social media. Parents started a petition to transfer Eden High School Principal Sharon Burns. They said it was inappropriate for her to post a drawing that featured the symbol “666.” Parents of high school students in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada have…

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No Maus in the School Haus

Here we go again.  We keep coming to this issue of banning books (and graphic novels) in schools, and George Orwell is rolling over in his grave. The graphic novel Maus has been banned by a Tennessee school for bad language and the depiction of a female nude.  It is a story told regarding the rise of…

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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES AND HAVE OURSELF A BREW!

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) just unanimously approved a measure allowing movie theaters to serve wine and beer at their concession stands and movie goers to carry the drinks inside the screening rooms. Until now, cinemas were only allowed to serve drinks if they had a restaurant license alongside a full kitchen and waiters to…

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KC gun range owners defend dress policy after refusing to let Muslim woman wear hijab

Owners of a Kansas City area gun range accused of discriminating against a Muslim woman by not allowing her to shoot while wearing her hijab say the business will not apologize for its safety policy. A statement issued by Frontier Justice in Lee’s Summit on Wednesday said the sporting venue created its dress code upon…

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Eric Clapton Sues German Woman Over Copyright Infringement

Eric Clapton has been pissing people off more than usual lately, but perhaps they should take a second look at this case before adding it as fuel to the Slowhand fire. According to an article on Yahoo, a German judge sided with Clapton’s legal team in a suit against a German woman for selling a…

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