This Wendover video is pretty good. It goes into a surprising amount of detail about how the passenger rail industry died and why Amtrak isn’t really working out. (Short version: A federal law requires freight rail companies, who own most of the track that Amtrak uses, to let Amtrak trains have priority on the […]
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https://www.post-gazette.com/…/ukr…/stories/202112220147 What I’m loving in this article is all the quotations from Cleveland City Council members who are shocked, SHOCKED! to find that Frank Jackson’s people did zero due diligence on these deals. Also I have an extreme emotional reaction whenever Polensek is identified as “Dean of City Council!” whenever he’s revealed doing something stupid and foolish. But […]
This is what happens when you DON’T defund police. They do less with more!
I just watched this new video from Thought Slime. People like Pageau and Peterson are playing on the fragile egos of sort-of-smart people who feel a little more secure if they can pretend they can follow the bullshit and comprehend it. I’m a sort-of-smart person with a fragile ego too. I’m aware that there are […]
What’s going onIt’s been a hell of a year and more, and most of us can’t wait to get back to normal. But normal isn’t good enough.Policing is still unregulated, unreformed, and outright militarized. There is still no justice for Tamir Rice. Cleveland remains largely segregated.Opportunities for housing, jobs, and education are still meager and […]
You have to name it.
I saw my father last weekend.He looks pretty good for someone who will be ninety-one years old in a month! Something just reminded me of an awesome conversation we had when I was something like five years old. I had just been mouthing off and was calling my dad “stupid.” Dad: “Wait a minute. Let me ask […]
So I’m reading the majority opinion now on Brooklyn Diocese v. Cuomo, and so far it’s… not that awful? Scroll down for more. Click to access 20a87_4g15.pdf The majority is saying the regulations weren’t neutral, that they restricted religious gatherings more than other gatherings, and that they “gerrymandered” the red zone to include all the […]
Acquire:Half a bag of garbanzo beans soaked overnight (a can might work, IDK)1.5 tsp Morton kosher saltpinch of hot chili powder3 or 4 garlic cloves2 tsp cardamon1 tsp cumin seedsabout 1/4 cup olive oilabout 3Tbsp sesame oil or to tastehalf a store bunch of fresh cilantrohalf a store bunch of fresh parsley, or just double […]
First, here’s an article about actual name-brand white supremacist police officers. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/white-supremacist-links-law-enforcement-are-urgent-concern Now here’s a little story.