Steven L. Taylor
Monday, May 23, 2022
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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Russia bans 963 Americans from entering country
Nothing says “We are complete idiots.” Like banning dead people while still allowing trump. Maybe their luck will run out and he will go for a visit.
@OzarkHillbilly: I was curious about whether Obama was on the list. I assume not, but have seen no reporting one way or the other.
An axolotl… Of all the animals one might keep as a pet, that one never would have occurred to me
@Joe: If he had been on the list, I would expect it to be reported. But with today’s news media, anything is possible.
So if John McCain and Harry Reid want to go haunt Putin in his home the Russian border patrol will stop them?
That may require an exorcism by Patriarch Kirill himself.
@OzarkHillbilly: Russia’s banning of already dead people indicates either they’re worried about ghosts or that the up-to-date-ness of their research is at the same level as their military intelligence.
3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won’t be commissioned
@OzarkHillbilly: I’m kind of curious whether the inclusion of dead people on the list represents some sort of protest from a mid- or low-level bureaucrat. Kind of a “this list is stupid already, so I’ll make it more stupid” move.
I mean, it’s not like any of the important top-level people could be bothered to write the list or check it, right?
I agree with your conclusion, OzarkHillbilly, but I find it interesting that people are drawing conclusions from Trump being omitted without considering that Obama is also omitted, even in the presence of people more out of the limelight than Obama, even dead ones.
@OzarkHillbilly: @Jay L Gischer: @Joe:
It’s a weird list. I haven’t read through it completely yet, but on the banned list are:
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Sheila Jackson Lee
There appears to be no rationale.
One thing: McCain’s death in 2018 appears to be notted.
“Noted,” not “notted.”
Gayle Manchin is on the list, but not, apparently, Joe Manchin, her husband.
Yes, Manchin is. Much further down on the list.
Dr. Stella Immanuel, a Trump favorite, claims that Joe Biden is really dead and what’s occupying the Oval Office is a demonic clone of him. This is also true of Nancy Pelosi and Bill Gates.
He’s making a list
Not checking it twice
Gonna say who’s naughty and nice
Putin’s mind is freakin’ blown….
It’s as if he just grabbed 900+ names out of nowhere. No dead or living ex-president is on it.
This was an interesting article.
Screwed up the address:
So, shooting up a high school and killing and wounding many people should not prejudice a jury against the man who pleaded guilty to the act. It takes a t-shirt to do that?
It’s infuriating, but Cruz could use the woman’s presence on the jury as a reason to appeal after he’s convicted. The prosecution and the defense agreed on that.
This piece of garbage needs to be incarcerated forever. I don’t want anything to interfere with that.
@Kathy: This bothers me more than a t-shirt:
Cruz is getting a jury of people who do not represent the community, just the portion of the community that is in favor of the death penalty. It’s a heavy tilt of the jury pool.
Had he not already plead guilty, this would be a much larger problem, as that pro “law and order” skew would definitely alter how the jury deals with interpretation of evidence determining whether the state had proved their case.
@Gustopher: What’s hard to prove about the state’s case? Looks pretty open and closed to me.