All in bread & circuses

Expecting the Impossible from Charlottesville PD

As soon as U.S. District Court Judge Glen E. Conrad issued his decision to allow racist rally protestors to use tiny Emancipation Park, in the heart of Charlottesville's business district, instead of moving the protest and counter-protest to the more rural, larger and more controllable McIntire Park, the Federal Court set the stage for Saturday's disaster.  

Ring Ring!

Added a Ring Pro Video Doorbell to our arsenal of home security.  Took all of 20 minutes to install it, mostly waiting for paint to dry.  If you have several doors, a home can have up to 4 Ring Pro devices connected.   

Federalist Society gets it Backwards on the March for Science

Tracinski's proposition regarding a modern citizen's relation to "Science" mirrors the Church's pre-Enlightenment view of a citizen's relation to the deity: mediation through the Church, acceptance of received wisdom, belief in priestcraft and superstition.  If Franklin, Jefferson and Priestley represent the first revolution of Citizen Science, The second revolution in Citizen Science revolution is upon us, jump started by the pioneering work of Carl Sagan.  

Trump Could Still Lose

Courts have ruled that while states can require Electors to take a pledge of loyalty, Electors of the Electoral College are free agents.  Electors breaking their pledge or refusing to vote is not unheard of (the term for such an Elector is a Faithless Elector