RUTH GINSBURG PASSES AWAY

RUTH GINSBURG PASSES AWAY

A LIBERAL VOICE ON SCOTUS DIES AT 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday.

The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said.

RUTH GINSBURG PASSES AWAY AFTER LENGTHY ILLNESS

“We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.

Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her,

A tired and resolute champion of justice.”

Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s,

Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member.

Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her,

And it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Just days before her death, as her strength waned,

Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera:

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

DAWG SAYS: NOW ANOTHER STRAIN FOR THE ELECTION AND WHO GETS TO PICK THE NEXT JUSTICE FOR SCOTUS.

THIS IS A HUGE PICK


LA WATCHDOG GROUP WANTS SHERIFF’S JOB

LA WATCHDOG GROUP WANTS SHERIFF’S JOB

L.A. WATCHDOG GROUP WANT SHERIFF’S JOB

Group Demands LA County Sheriff Resign

Members of the Los Angeles County police watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s resignation,

Over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues,

marking the latest escalation in a power struggle between county officials and the increasingly combative law enforcement leader.

Villanueva has repeatedly clashed with the LA County Civilian Oversight Commission and the county Board of Supervisors over budgetary issues,

LA WATCHDOG GROUP WANTS SHERIFF’S JOB

The availability of officer-worn cameras and over the sheriff’s decision to rehire officers who were previously fired for misconduct.

The COC voted in May to sue Villanueva after he defied their subpoena to testify on measures to protect incarcerated people against Covid-19 infection in county jails.

The case is pending in LA County Superior Court.

Civilian Oversight Commissioners have also pressed Villanueva to seriously clamp down on secret deputy gangs within the ranks of the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

Villanueva is investigating instances of LASD gang member violence but has also downplayed the issue as a normal element of society,

And one he’ll only shut down if gangs mistreat or kill members of the public or the department.

Commissioners have also slammed Villanueva’s refusal to cooperate with county Inspector General Max Huntsman on fatal police shooting probes,

Especially ones where LASD gangs are alleged to have been involved, such as the shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado in June.


 

SCHOOL: HOOTERS MASK NOT ALLOWED

SCHOOL: HOOTERS MASK NOT ALLOWED

Florida dad defends fifth-grade son wearing Hooters mask to school The principal told the boy the mask was “inappropriate because it expresses a woman’s body

A Florida boy, 11, got in big trouble for his Hooters-themed coronavirus mask at school,

Even though his father has his son’s back, according to reports.

Ian Golba has worn the controversial mask to Sunset Park Elementary in Windermere since school started last month.

He got in trouble with a teacher this Tuesday, WESH reported.

“I wore it and she said it was not appropriate for school,” Ian told the outlet.

“I asked her why, and she said, ‘If you really want to know why, go ask the principal.'”

The principal told Ian the mask was “inappropriate because it expresses a woman’s body.”

Eventually Ian gave in and complied.

“[The principal] told me to take it off three times and I asked him why,” the pre-teen said.

“He said, ‘just take it off,’ so I took it off and I had to wear a different mask.”

His father doesn’t understand the commotion.

“He told me it was deemed offensive,” Steve Golba told Fox 35 Orlando.

“I told him we go there as a family. We eat their wings, we watch sports.

I said we have chocolate cake! We go there all the time. It is not an offensive mask.”

The dad refuses to side with the school in this incident.

“I’ve never viewed it as anything but a restaurant. Do we feel women’s bodies are offensive?

I don’t know. I don’t. The Principal told me that it was inappropriate.

I said I don’t understand why it’s inappropriate. There’s nothing wrong with that mask,” he told the outlet.

The son can’t wear the mask, breaking the dress section of the Student Code of Conduct,

But perhaps the family can be the restaurant’s latest brand ambassadors.

“We do like the chicken wings. They have the best chicken wings,” the father said.


 

NEVADA ADVENTURES: SLOAN CANYON PARK

NEVADA ADVENTURES: SLOAN CANYON PARK

This Nevada Canyon Is The Coolest Thing You’ll Ever See For Free

Some of the best attractions worth seeing in Nevada are the extraordinary natural wonders that don’t cost a thing to visit.

Specifically, Sloan Canyon is a vastly underrated destination in our state that every Nevadan should make an effort to see at some point.

It may not have the same recognition as other famous canyons in our state,

But this place is simply stunning and it’s by far one of the coolest natural wonders in the West.

Treat yourself to a spectacular outdoor adventure and be sure to add this to your itinerary.

Nevada is home to some of the most remarkable landscapes in the country, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is one of them.

Comprised of 48,438 acres, this area is easily one of the most notable destinations in the state and every Nevadan should see it for themselves.


It’s actually surprising that Sloan Canyon isn’t more well-known as one of our state’s greatest landscapes.

After all, it’s much more than a tranquil destination to lose yourself for a few hours. It’s a scenic and geologic wonder.

Sloan Canyon is located on the border of the Las Vegas Valley, situated right along Henderson’s southern edge.

Boasting gigantic volcanic peaks and pristine canyon scenery, the pure beauty of the place will floor you upon arrival.

The canyon’s most notable feature is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site which is home to more than 300 rock art panels,

with 1,700 individual design elements. Seeing this ancient rock art is reason enough to plan a visit to the canyon.

The canyon is downright covered in petroglyphs, and you’ll soon understand why it’s considered one of southern Nevada’s most premier rock art sites.

You could gaze in awe at these ancient works of art for hours, but just remember not to touch them.

NEVADA ADVENTURES: SLOAN CANYON PARK

Entering this incredible landscape truly feels like stepping into a different world.

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the epic beauty that resides in Sloan Canyon

and there is a plethora of hiking trails that are perfect for exploring it.

You may just find that you can’t bring yourself to leave this magnificent canyon.

Keep in mind that overnight camping is permitted only in the North McCullough Wilderness Area,

which is located in the southeastern portion of the park.

This is one of those destinations that should be on every Nevadan’s bucket list.

Just remember that this is a conservation area, so any tampering with artifacts, rocks, wildlife, or plants is strictly prohibited.

Take advantage of this great natural wonder soon and see it for yourself!

Take advantage of this great natural wonder soon and see it for yourself



FLIGHT TO NOWHERE SELLS OUT

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE SELLS OUT

Qantas seven-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes

Pre-pandemic, many of us viewed flying simply as a method of getting from one destination to another as quickly as possible.

But amid global restrictions, travelers have been daydreaming not only about far-flung destinations,

But the flying experience itself — from the thrill of the take-off to the unmatched views of the Earth from the cabin window.

That’s where “flights to nowhere” come in — air travel that takes place purely for the purpose of the journey, not the destination.

Proving how popular these now are, a sightseeing flight to nowhere offered by Qantas sold out within 10 minutes,

According to the airline, with passengers eager to take to the skies at at time when Australia has grounded almost all international flights paying premium prices.

“It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history,” the airline’s CEO, Alan Joyce, said in a statement.

“People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying.

If the demand is there, we’ll definitely look at doing more of these scenic flights while we all wait for borders to open.”

The seven-hour scenic flight will perform a giant loop taking in Queensland and the Gold Coast, New South Wales and the country’s remote outback heartlands.

From above, keen fliers should be able to spot famous Aussie attractions including Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.

The jet will do a low flyover over certain landmarks, including Uluru and Bondi Beach.

Special onboard entertainment is promised too, including a surprise celebrity host.

The journey will take place on a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, usually reserved for intercontinental journeys across continents.

Right now, there are very few flights operating to and from Australia due to travel restrictions and Qantas international fleet has been grounded.

The Dreamliner is renowned for its big windows, making it ideal for sightseeing from 30,000 feet.

Flight QF787, due to depart Sydney Domestic Airport on October 10 and return to the Australian metropolis seven hours later,

had 134 tickets on sale — spanning business class, premium economy and economy and costing from AUD$787 to $3,787 (US$566 to $2,734).