November 24, 2017

Bloomberg Op-Ed: IRS Targeting Scandal Is ‘Fiction’

Those who believe history is presumptively written by the winners haven’t seen Francis Wilkinson’s attempt to create a narrative on the four-year IRS scandal which appeared at Bloomberg News on Monday. Wilkinson pretended to celebrate the alleged death of the “cherished IRS scandal,” which he insisted has been a Republican Party “fiction” all along.


Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (112417)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Hero pulls gun to stop woman from being raped on Austin trail

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Austin, Texas:

NOVEMBER 9, 2017

An Austin man takes his weekly trail run armed with a flashlight, cell phone — and a handgun tucked in a Velcro belt. Last month he pulled out the weapon to help rescue a woman who was being sexually assaulted.

Josh Williams, 39, was running about 5:30 a.m. on the north side of Austin’s Hike-and-Bike Trail when he heard a woman screaming and pointed his flashlight in her direction, KVUE-TV reported. He saw a man on top of her and realized she was being sexually assaulted.

“I came up, pulled my gun and told him to get off of her,” he told the station. “I said, ‘Get on your knees and show me your hands.’”

The suspect told Williams that he knew her, but the woman told Williams that wasn’t true.

The suspect ran away, but Williams and the victim were able to give police a description. Richard McEachern, 22, was arrested several days later and faces a sexual assault charge, the station reported. …

Go here for the rest of the story.