|Fuck the gawd-damned Electoral College too.|
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
by M. Bouffant at 09:01
Monday, June 18, 2018
by M. Bouffant at 13:10
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says, ‘We will not apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back Monday at the growing condemnation of her agency's practice of separating migrant families at the border, telling a gathering of law enforcement officers, “We will not apologize for the job we do.”Discussion:
Streiff / RedState: President Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen Hang Tough on Illegal Immigrant Children IssueJack Crowe / National Review: ‘We Will Not Apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation PolicyCortney O'Brien / Townhall: Mrs. Bush Rails Against ‘Cruel’ Border Separation Policy
Senator demands Trump official resign for lies about family separationSen. Kamala Harris has had enough of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's lies about Trump's policy ripping children from their families.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
THU 17 JUN 1943
Submarine chaser SC-740 sinks after running aground, 15°32'S, 147°06'E. [Possibly on the Great Barrier Reef. M.B.]
Submarine Drum (SS-228) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking transport Myoko Maru about 175 miles east-northeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, 02°03'S, 153°44'E.
Tank landing ships LST-6 and LST-326 are damaged in collision, North African area, 37°18'N, 09°51'E.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
WED 16 JUN 1943
In the largest raid since 7 April 1943, Japanese aircraft attack ships off Guadalcanal; while a large number of enemy planes are shot down, tank landing ship LST-340, damaged by dive bombers, is beached off Lunga Point, 09°26'S, 160°05'E; cargo ship Celeno (AK-76) is also damaged, 09°24'S, 160°02'E.
by M. Bouffant at 16:58
LATER THAT EVENING, CONTEXTUALIZATION:
TOP STORIES Just the fear of a trade war is straining the global economy. It’s already disrupting business, discouraging investment and slowing cargo.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:54 AM EST
Only a few months ago, the global economy appeared to be humming, with all major nations growing in unison. Now, the world’s fortunes are imperiled by an unfolding trade war.
by M. Bouffant at 16:21
I hate being obligated to note when someone I know dies (even the cases where I was born before & have outlived the dead) & it's happened again.
Mr. Knox occasionally hung w/ the party clique w/ which I used to hang, possibly because Click Mort (check the blog-roll) former Cramps guitarist, used to hang w/ us too. Perfectly nice person, never gave me any shit. (Unlike Click, but that's another story.)
The Cramps Drummer Nick Knox Dead at 60
by M. Bouffant at 11:48
For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren’t just flat. They’re falling.You lose again, you fucking chumps. How much longer are you going to bend over & spread 'em for your corporate masters, wage-slaves? Be a man like me, stand up to the scum & lose everything you have, cowards!!
Friday, June 15, 2018
TUE 15 JUN 1943
Submarine Gunnel (SS-253) sinks Japanese merchant passenger-cargo ship Koyo Maru in Tsushima Straits, 33°55'N, 127°38'E.
Submarine Sailfish (SS-192) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinju Maru south of Todozaki, Honshu, 39°00'N, 142°00'E.
Submarine Trout (SS-202) damages Japanese oiler Sanraku Maru in the Celebes Sea, off Sibitu, 05°09'N, 119°38'E; Sanraku Maru is eventually scuttled, 04°45'N, 119°48'E.