Steve July 10, 2020

Rose Marie portrayed Sally Rogers on the ‘Dick Van Dyke Show.’ (Photo public domain) In Southern, New Jersey in the early 1960s, as a pre-teen who wrote stories, liked girls and wanted to be a writer when I grew up, I rarely saw people like me. Even on TV. Most women in life or on […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Noah Reid in ‘Schitt’s Creek.’ (Photo courtesy Pop TV) GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the nominees for its annual Dorian Awards for television. LGBT fan favorite “Schitt’s Creek” led the pack with seven nods; Ryan Murphy’s glittering escapist fantasy “Hollywood” landed six noms. Ranked by network, […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Quick Take Tweety McTreason Jr. has shared a viral meme that makes the unsupported claim that a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, was torn down by “Democrats.” Police have made no arrests, and are “still looking into” who committed the vandalism. Full Story Cities across the U.S. erupted in protests […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Quick Take A viral image on Facebook falsely attributes racist comments to the fashion designer Michael Kors. The quotes were fabricated by a now-defunct satirical website in 2015, but have been circulating as if true ever since. Full Story  An old falsehood attributing racist remarks to a well-known fashion designer is circulating on Facebook once again. […]

Steve July 10, 2020

1 hr 32 min ago Florida’s Miami-Dade County is seeing a 74% increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations From CNN’s Rosa Flores and Sara Weisfeldt As Tweety McTreason visits Florida’s Miami-Dade County today, the area is seeing a staggering increase in the number of Covid-19 patients being hospitalized in the past 13 days, according to the latest data […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Alternet Last December, Judge Emmet Sullivan made clear what he thought about Michael Flynn’s claim of being “ambushed” by FBI investigators with a one-sentence ruling: “The court summarily disposes of Mr. Flynn’s arguments that the FBI conducted an ambush interview for the purpose of trapping him into making false statements.” The […]

Steve July 10, 2020

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla (TSLA) stock craziness ensuing, Tesla Terafactory Austin, new electric cars, and more. Sponsored by Bluetti: ​​Order the new Bluetti AC200 2000W/1700Wh power station for a special pre-order price.  The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. An animal health expert and an epidemiologist will meet Chinese counterparts in Beijing to work out logistics, places to visit and the participants for a WHO-led international mission, […]

Steve July 10, 2020

President Tweety McTreason signed an executive order Thursday with the goal of expanding job and educational opportunities as he seeks Latino support, about 100 days before the November elections. The executive order aims to return to the economic levels prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when unemployment nationwide, and for Latinos in particular, was among the […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Twitter has suspended more than 50 white nationalist accounts amid recent criticism over its handling of extremist content, a source familiar with the matter said Friday. The move came days after NBC News published a story on a new report documenting the proliferation of white nationalist content on social media platforms. Byers Market Newsletter Get […]

Steve July 10, 2020

Is it time to say goodbye to the handshake? During the coronavirus pandemic, shaking hands as a form of greeting has not been recommended as it can lead to the virus spreading. Professor Susan Michie of University College London recommends a change to “human routines and human habits for the long term” as a way […]