Moms for Liberty Protest
30 Jun 2023
Outside the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel (A few blocks from City Hall),
where the "Moms for Liberty" are holding their second annual event. Explainer
piece that also looks at Philly's reaction to them.
The Supreme Court sure saved up some doozies for their last days of the
22-23 session. They struck down student
loan debt relief (Biden's going to try again on that), affirmative
action for college admissions (Most Americans approve of
Affirmative Action, but the Supreme Court essentialy says "Ha, ha!
Neener, neener!"), that merchants
can discriminate against customers due to personal beliefs (Funny,
the only context in which this doctrine is applied is with gays, but
the new doctrine does great damage to the
usual reasons for refusing service and opens
up a really big can
In January 1944, German switchboard operatrs knew just when the last
Soviet offensive began on the Eastern Front as the telephone
switchboards were all of the sudden jammed and about every caller's
first words were "It's begun!" Has the Ukrainian counteroffensive (Or
as I like to call it, Ukraine's Spring Offensive, a blogger calls it
summer counteroffensive") been anyting like
that? Not at all, and the reason why is straughtforward, land
The top U.S. military officer, Army
General Mark Milley, told an audience at the National Press Club in
Washington that the counteroffensive was "advancing steadily,
deliberately working its way through very difficult minefields ... 500
meters a day, 1,000 meters a day, 2,000 meters a day, that kind of
description of how an armored brigade gets through a minefield.
Also, under the subheading "A
Move Towards ATACMS for Ukraine," the blogger explains the
distinction between ATACMS and the Anglo-French Storm
Shadow cruis missile, which both have similar ranges.
After the reproduction of Zelenskyy's daily speech to the Ukrainian
piece reproduces a lengthy conversation where General Valery
Zaluzhny, the top officer in Ukraine, describes
how the war is going and the problems Ukraine is facing.
Tunes, dancing and speeches.
YouTube discovered that one of the tunes played is copyrighted, so it's
impermissable to play this video in Russia.
rapid advance by the Wagner Group,
first taking the city of Rostov-on-Don (Main supply center for the
Ukrainian front) to within less than 150 miles of Moscow has been
compared to the Kornilov Affair of 1917. Tsar Nicholas II had abdicated
in the February revolution.
The Alexander Kerensky government had taken over. Kornilov attempted a
coup in August and the Bolsheviks took over in October.
In the more or
less completely free ride (a few aircraft were shot down) the Wagner
Group got moving from Rostov to the doorstep of Moscow, what was
probably the most disheartening aspect of it all for
Putin was that great
weaknesses on his part had been exposed.
Will Putin respond by copying his hero Stalin and purging his army?
NATO would be cool with that, of course. Stalin very severely weakened
the Red Army by decimating his officer ranks. In the Winter of 1940,
the war with Finland woke Stalin up to how weak his army now was, so he
scrambled to repair it. When the Nazi invasion began, the German panzer
able to make 280 miles in just five days. Thanks to der Fuhrer not
being a very good Commander in Chief, the Soviet Union was able to
recover and got Allied aid and by 1943, had largely recovered from the
damage caused by Stalin's purge.
Down on the next corner.
I almost felt sorry for the
Tennessee legislature when they ran afoul of the three legislators, two
Black men and one white woman, practicing what
the late Representative John Lewis called Good Trouble! The two Black men of
the "Tennessee Three" were dismissed from the Tennessee House, but
were both easily reelected.
350 ppm (parts per million) of carbon in the atmosphere
now at 423 ppm, the highest level in human history. Planting trees
is far from a complete solution, but it is a
step in the right direction.
In what's probably the biggest single case of espionage in US history,
Class Jake Teixeira was trying to impress fellow gamers by publishing details of very highly confidential military secrets.
The CNN Town Hall with Donald Trump. How bad was it? It was SO bad, the CEO of CNN got fired for it!
We've got a speaker, uh, somewhere in there.