Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Security Theater At The National Zoological Park

While it’s usually referred to as the National Zoo, it has been an open-to-the-public park for years. But never fear, the security hyperventilators are here! (boldface mine) Any good zoo has lots of fencing and cages to keep animals in. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, DC | 1 Comment

The Problem With Elected District Attorneys

While Philadelphia appears to have elected itself an excellent district attorney, I can’t help but think this should be an appointed position (and I usually oppose appointed positions). Why? Well, as this post lays out, some of them are awful, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties

Louise Slaughter, Congresswoman and Microbiologist, RIP

Friday, Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter died after complications from a fall. She was a stalwart for women’s rights, and co-author of the Violence Against Women Act; Slaughter also was one of the few congress(wo)men who attempted to delay the confirmation … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Antibiotics, Civil Liberties, Democrats, Genetics | 1 Comment

A Kinder, Gentler Philly

Well, at least when it comes to Philly’s criminal justice system (boldface mine): The most significant and groundbreaking reform is how he has instructed assistant district attorneys to wield their most powerful tool: plea offers. Over 90 percent of criminal … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Words At The CDC

So Il Trumpe is doing this to the CDC: The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Propaganda, Public Health, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 2 Comments

But The Greatest Threat To Free Speech Is Some Dumbass College Kids

Or maybe not. From the Great State of Alabama (boldface mine): “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore,” read the bold headline in Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville, all part of Alabama Media Group. Arguing that the credible sexual-misconduct charges against the … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Civility Trolls

But The Greatest Threats To Liberty and Freedom Are Some Stupid College Kids

Or something (boldface mine): You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump. The picture, snapped … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Resistance Rebellion And Death, Unions