July, 2019 archive
Thom reflects on the return of overt racism to public discourse and muses as to what extent “social” media has contributed to it.
Be polite to strangers.
The woman was shot in the leg July 13 after a bullet came through the wall of her motel room. She was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the Willmar Police Department said in a press release.
According to the police, the suspect had a negligent discharge of a small-caliber handgun at the Super 8. The bullet from the gun traveled through the wall and into the adjacent room, where the woman was staying.
One more time, “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.
From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Stinkin’.
Follow the link for the cartoon, stay for the post.
And this was just a few of the two-wheeled hazards we saw on the two mile trip to the grocery store. There were others in that same parking lot, as well as some left in the middle of a sidewalk in front of the local thrift store.
They should call them “stupid phones,” for they facilitate the stupid.
The Inky tells the tale of a long and twisted tour through the wilds of the Amazon(.com).
Reacting to a column by Robert Reich, Mike ponders what the meaning of “left” in an era of oligarchs. (Warning: Language.)
The shooting occurred after a near-collision around 8:30 a.m. near North 42nd Street and West Concordia Avenue.
The Inky looks at how Pennsylvania Republicans are using incarceration as a tactic for gerrymandering. Here’s a bit:
By counting prisoners as living in their prisons and not at their home addresses, Pennsylvania’s system for drawing political maps benefits white, rural voters at the expense of voters in urban areas, disproportionately affecting people of color, experts say.
The story goes on to discuss efforts–uphill efforts to be sure–to end this practice.