March, 2019 archive
Otters cavorting in a creek–another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.
Once again, politeness becomes child’s play.
Anthony Wilson, a witness at the scene who said he was the brother of the man living in the home, said that the shooting was accidental. Wilson said the child found the gun under a bed, played with the weapon and shot himself. “Everybody was in the living room. The little boy went into the back of the room, crawled under his bed, and then we heard the gun go off.”
Peter De Vries:
The Des Moines Register looks at Iowa Republicans’ plans for “school choice” and sums them up neatly:
Yet Republicans insist their “school choice” proposals are an attempt to create more options and competition in education. What they’re actually doing is attempting to siphon taxpayer money from public schools to just about anywhere else.
Follow the link for their reasoning.
It’s not just in Iowa, folks.
An educated polity is Republicans’ worst nightmare.
Image via Job’s Anger.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board makes a point that I’ve expressed privately to friends.
Meddling in our elections by Russia and others foreign and domestic would not have worked if American citizens had looked up from their “social” media feeds and paid attention to the real world.
Here’s a bit; follow the link for the rest:
The fact is that Russia was able to compromise voters through dirty tricks, hacked e-mails, social media, and disinformation points out our own weakness as a country: We’re too gullible, and we don’t check facts, and we would rather share a meme than debate our differences.
Conspiracy and puppetry are not the same thing.