KARMA: The Edgefield County (SC) Sheriff says evidence shows Joseph McKinnon strangled Patricia Dent inside the home and was burying her in the backyard, when he died of a heart attack. They say they discovered Joseph McKinnon’s body first, before finding Dent’s body in a backyard pit. On Monday, autopsies were performed on both bodies, and the cause of death for Mr. McKinnon was confirmed to be a cardiac event. Ms. Dent was found to have died by strangulation. Too bad we can’t list karma as cause of death. It would seem appropriate.
Just words: Duke University is looking into concerns that a student commencement speaker may have plagiarized parts of her speech. Priya Parkash is the Duke student who gave the speech on Sunday. According to the Duke Chronicle, several elements of the speech echo a former speech given at Harvard University in 2014 by then student Sarah Abushaar. My first thought; Who has so much time that they compare commencement speeches? And why? And does it really matter?
Priorities: Incensed by the “senseless upcharge” at Starbucks for nondairy milk, actor James Cromwell and other members of PETA, where he serves as an honorary director, staged a protest Tuesday at a Midtown Manhattan location. If anyone wanted him to leave, they were out of luck as he — along with another protester — superglued his hand to the counter in what can best be described as a “glue-in.” The 6-7 Oscar nominated (aren’t they all) actor led the “crowd” in a rousing chorus of “Save the planet, save the cows. Stop this vegan upcharge now.” I’m really glad Cromwell can do this because the rest of us have to work and make a living and don’t have time for this “problem”.
Do you know who my dad is: Hunter Biden is trying to settle the Justice Department’s probe into potential tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Last I heard, two out three of these are criminal charges. In the coming months, the department is expected to make a final decision about whether to bring criminal or civil charges, or to reach some sort of settlement that could include a significant fine. How do you “settle” a criminal charge? “Significant” fine? In other words, is the DoJ getting paid off.
They make the rules: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that the Biden administration encourages “peaceful” protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices. These protests are virtually unprecedented as a way to pressure the highest court — both directly and personally. Psaki said; ”We certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes, and that’s the president’s position.” Just like the border and the U.S. immigration laws, the WH has decided to ignore another federal law. Specifically, Title 18 of the U.S. Code, section 1507 that specifically makes protests outside the private residence of a federal judge a federal crime. They make the rules, and only obey the ones they want.
Fish wrapper supreme headline: “DEAD END”; ‘Dead’ woman ‘died of heart attack from shock of waking up at her own funeral’.” They don’t get much better than that.
In Hilo this weekend. Gonna listen to some country music, drink some Wisconsin beer, and mow some damn hawaiian weeds. Stay safe.
Posted gas prices 1 day too early. Honolulu gas 5/12/22. Up $.09/gal in 6 days.