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May 24, 2022

Stacey Abram's unforced error - Georgia is not the worst state


"I am tired of hearing about how we're the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live," she said. "Let me contextualize. When you're number 48 for mental health, when we're number one for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the number one place to live," she said.

That state would be Mississippi or Louisiana actually. Georgia has its problems, but it has a brighter future than those two states as an example.

Couldn't she have qualified her statement a bit more? It has become red meat for the GOP and a rallying cry.

Does somebody have more information on this quote (perhaps a full transcript)? I don't see her making an error like this normally.
May 16, 2022

Oakland Teen Saves Pearl Jam Concert After Drummer Gets COVID-19: 'Kai Neukermans from Local Band


After learning that Pearl Jam's drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID-19, a local 18-year-old drummer decided to take matters into his own hands by volunteering to join the band at the Oakland Arena on Friday night.

"Everybody, this is Kai; Kai, this is everybody!" Eddie Vedder introduced the high school student to the crowd from the clip the band posted on YouTube.

Kai Neukermans of Mill Valley already plays for his band The Alive, consisting of his 14-year-old brother, who plays bass, and their friend Bastian Evans, 17, who helms the group's guitar and vocals.

I wonder if bands should maintain lists of local musicians that they could call if one of their members can't make the concert. Another possibility is to use the musician from the warm up band they are touring with. So long as it is for unavoidable situations and not a regular occurrence. Also it would be extremely difficult to replace Vedder or any other front man.

Still a dream come true. It is like when the NHL uses a local player to play goalie in an emergency.
May 11, 2022

The Delaware State bus stop by Liberty County was unconstitutional

Another poster pointed out the lane restriction is for trucks. The law specifically excludes buses. 40-6-52 - Trucks using multilane highways - "As used in this Code section, the term "truck" means any vehicle equipped with more than six wheels, except buses and motorcoaches." The pretextual stop was unconstitutional to begin with so running the probable cause on four legs around the bus was also unconsitutional. I think those students have quite a strong case - maybe they will own the county after this is done. Somebody needs to be asking the sheriff this question. That other bus they searched that day also has a case.

May 10, 2022

DSU, state leaders 'incensed' after team bus stopped, searched in Georgia


I am not sure how this is constitutional? They removed bags to allow a drug sniffing dog to examine them? They opened a sealed present with no evidence of drugs and without a warrant?

All this for a pretextual driving in the left lane. It is a BS violation of the 4th amendment.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
May 9, 2022

George Perez, beloved superhero comic book artist, dies at 67

Some tremendous art on Wolfman's Teen Titans run. Also Crisis. 67 is way too young to die. RIP to his family and friends.

Thank you for the exciting and beautiful art. You made Wolfman's story come alive. Made my college years a blast.

"A comic book legend is gone. Five months after publicly announcing his terminal cancer diagnosis, artist and writer George Pérez — who redefined the Teen Titans, created the first great superhero crossover event, and influenced countless other artists — has died, his friends and family confirmed on social media Saturday. He was 67 years old."


May 6, 2022

Here is a copy of the Collins-Murkowski bill

The House should pass it immediately.


Senate should work towards a filibuster carve out for it.

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