Year: 2022

NEW YORK AIMS FOR ZERO EMISSION CARS

NEW YORK (WABC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul says New York State is aiming for zero-emission vehicles by the year 2035. She directed the state Department of Environmental Conservation to require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York State be zero-emission by 2035 on Thursday. That means all new vehicles purchased in…

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A TIME TO DIE

Alan Miller, sentenced to die for a 1999 workplace shooting, says he requested to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia but that the state lost his paperwork request.  A federal judge blocked Alabama from executing him saying, ““Miller will likely suffer irreparable injury if an injunction does not issue because he will be deprived of the…

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CRUELTY

The GOP, the party of supposed limited governmental interference as a platform, has waged war on the women of this country by striking down Roe v. Wade, which was the catalyst for states to enact the most personal, private and invasive laws imaginable.  The “Trigger Laws” limiting abortion in many states have already begun causing…

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BOOKS GET A TIME OUT

Officials in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have directed school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district’s formal complaint process in the past school year, including the Bible and an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. New books are open to be challenged by the public…

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Comments about the Holocaust from representative sponsoring ‘divisive concepts’ bill raise concerns

In the debate over the divisive concept bill which could change the way topics considered controversial are taught in public institutions.  There are moments in our history where there are not two sides to debate,” said James Pasch, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. “There is a right side and a wrong side.”In the case…

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White Privilege Card

An Alaskan woman pulled out a White Privilege card at a traffic stop, and got off without a ticket. The cops found it funny, and let her go. I want to be mad about this story, I really do. First off all, the fact that she got it at a rally for the ex-president makes…

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ROSITA’S EYES

Sesame Place is now the defendant in a 25 million dollar law suit after a video went viral of one of their characters (Rosita) waving off two small black girls after slapping hands with white children.  The lawsuit claims that theme-park performers dressed as “Sesame Street” characters — including Elmo, Ernie, Telly Monster and Abby Cadabby…

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JUST SING AND SHUT UP

Rocker Pat Benatar‘s recent setlists are missing one of her most popular songs: “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” The reason, she told USA Today in an interview published Thursday, is directly related to current events. “We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ and fans are having a heart attack,” Benatar said, “And I’m like, ‘I’m…

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WORDS MATTER

We’ve learned over and over again that the words we use to describe our history, and the present, are important.  The shades of meaning give us all a better sense of what actually happened.  The tone of the words give context to the actions, especially in retrospect, having the luxury of time and perspective. The…

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YOU’RE INVITED BUT YOUR TECH CAN’T COME

Comedian John Mulaney had a show in Madison Square Garden and he would not allow ticket buyers to bring in their phones, tablets, or laptops. Madison Square Garden did not have a place to store the lap tops and fans had to run around to various locations and find a place to store their laptop….

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A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO COMPETE

As soon as House Republicans passed a bill to block transgender girls from playing on female sports teams in K-12 or college, opponents started questioning how physicians would verify a minor’s biology. They claim girls of all ages could be required to undergo full pelvic exams if an opposing team’s coach, player or parent questioned…

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Brian Kilmeade is a Troglodyte

Brian Kilmeade has long been a blight on our tv screens, and his latest, blazingly intelligent opinions are no change from the usual.  On a recent “Fox and Friends”, he was complaining about the placement of Nina Jankowicz as the new head of the Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security.  It seems that Kilmeade…

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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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