So, following on Bill De Blasio’s New York inoculation edict, I guess the Secretary of Defense is the most recent public authority to call for mandatory vaccination among active duty members of the armed forces. My abiding question: let’s just suppose, for the sake of argument, the good folks in public health, and the politicians who..
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Albany, NY • ICBTS News In a move designed to restore two reputations at one time, Governor Cuomo has called in former NBC talking head, Matt Lauer, to manage the growing crisis surrounding instances of alleged sexual misconduct in the governor’s office. “The governor,” Lauer claimed, “is totally innocent in all of this. He was only doing..
Albany, NY • ICBTS News An anonymous female source inside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office takes issue with a recent state report alleging sexual misconduct and harassment by the governor, calling it a “mostly safe” place to work. “There were times,” the source said, “when you could go in there and work for the governor for three or four..
Cambridge, MA • ICBTS News A grieving family–unable to visit a dying loved one during her final hours because of Covid concerns–gave tribute to their recently departed aunt, Hermione Saxville, in a way that confirms the results of a recent Hollick University Study: the less you know about science, the more willing you are to believe in..
Review Sometimes a really awful movie franchise comes along and you are almost lucky enough to miss it completely, but a local theater crime last week, described as an unprovoked double homicide, can’t help but pose the question: does Critical Race Theory, popularized in C movies, lead dumb people to do evil things? Time, and..
“Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones..” With the possible exception of cafeteria pizza on Fridays, nothing feels, to me, more “late 20th century public school” than reading and discussing Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story, “The Lottery” I think, in my own case, we may have been assigned it twice, and it..
Portland, OR • ICBTS News An orderly, masked throng of worshipers gathered on a Portland high school baseball field here Sunday, in socially-distanced seating that radiated out from home plate, where a bronze hypodermic needle dominated the scene. “We’re here to give thanks,” Reverend Tim Sixtrom told the crowd. Sixtrom, a former Episcopalian minister, has been leading..
Professional attire, these days, seems to demand a mask. Last night, at a local board of education meeting, the sheriff’s deputy wore one. The district staff all had them on. The board’s general counsel, I think, was wearing hers. A few of the board members had them on. They appear, moreover, to be color-coordinated, as..
Mountain View, CA • ICBTS News Your confusion will soon be over. Internet search giant Google is about to launch an addition to its popular language translation suite — “Joe Biden to English.” After six months of press conferences and off the cuff remarks, it is now being publicly confessed, even among long time Biden supporters, that..
New York, NY • ICBTS News Three Days after a pack of New York teenagers randomly beat an off duty New York firefighter, Skarde the Flesh-Eater, a Third Century BC Norse warrior appeared near a Queens, New York park, anxious to observe more brutality. “This actually beats most of the really awful stuff we did,” Skarde observed. ..