Open thread June 10, 2022 Dan Crawford | June 10, 2022 7:47 am Comments (15) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
US inflation hit 8.6 percent over the past year, highest rate in 4 decades
Bloomberg via Boston Globe – June 10
Wall St suffers biggest weekly loss since January\
Expected reversal of Miranda requires states to step up on policing
“A lesser-known case looks likely to erode another constitutional precedent—Miranda rights.
This case, Vega v. Tekoh, asks whether a person’s federal constitutional rights are violated if a police officer fails to inform them of their rights to remain silent, to be represented by an attorney, and to be protected against self-incrimination whenever the person is subjected to a custodial interrogation by the police. These warnings, known as Miranda warnings after the 1966 Supreme Court case that first prescribed them, have become critical protections against coercive police interrogations and are routinely recited by officers whenever they make arrests or question suspects in custody.”
Trump Hits Back at Daughter’s Account That She Accepted His Election Loss
NY Times – June 10
Told repeatedly he lost, Trump refused to go
Boston Globe – June 10
McDonald’s Is Back, Moscow Style, as Russian Economy Stumbles On
NY Times – June 10
On Sunday — Russia Day, a patriotic holiday — he will reopen 15 stores, including the former flagship McDonald’s on Moscow’s Pushkin Square …
The hash browns will go by a Russian name, according to a menu leaked to a Russian tabloid. And, since the secret sauce is proprietary, there will be no Big Mac on offer.
(Don’t tell anyone… Ironically, he ‘secret sauce’ is just ‘Russian’ dressing, AKA ‘Thousand Island’ with extra pickle relish added.
McDonald’s Special Sauce
In section V of Chapter 12 of General Theory, then I doubt when Keynes wrote “Of the maxims of orthodox finance none, surely, is more anti-social than the fetish of liquidity, the doctrine that it is a positive virtue on the part of investment institutions to concentrate their resources upon the holding of ‘liquid’ securities’,” that he had ever imagined that vice could be monetized in such a fashion as to yield its returns in the form of a fungible commodity usable as currency. He nailed cryptocurrency to its cross of trafficking narcotics and children as sex slaves nonetheless. Who knows? Maybe there are some blood diamonds in the mix as well.
Biden expects to run for re-election in 2024, and says he has ‘no idea’ whether there will be a Republican Party then.
NY Times – March 25, 2021
(This is an old story, from late March of last year. There’s an update to it in the NYT today, but you will have to find it yourself.)
Overturning Roe v. Wade would set women back decades, damage economy, experts say
Boston Globe – June 11
Since registering as a Dem in 2020, after many years of supporting Dem candidates in MA as an ‘independent’, and now also regular small contributions to ActBlue, I am bombarded with emails from far off states asking for campaign funds. (I figure that’s where my small contributions should be going.)
Specifically, Arizona & Georgia (Kelly & Warnock.) I have to go on notice that I will not be sending contributions to far-off places, since the Dems have not been able to make effective use of the one-vote-if-there’s-a-tie majority they have now. Does this bode well for November?
Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety
NY Times – June 12
That’s sixty Senators who presumably will vote in favor, the required majority.
If there are no objections among the other 40 Dem Senators that is.
The ten GOP Senators who signed on to this include zero who are up for re-election this year, and the ten Dems included Joe Manchin & Krysten Sinema, so it looks like a done deal (whatever it is), if the House will go along.
“I will not be sending contributions to far-off places, since the Dems have not been able to make effective use of the one-vote-if-there’s-a-tie majority they have now.”
OK, looks like I may have to re-think that decision.