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    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

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    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

January 18th, 2017 - 1:04 pm § in Misc.


We meet next Monday at 7 PM in the newly named “Fremont Tavern.”

Our guest is Roger Rabbit. Roger is a frequent commentator on the popular Seattle blog “HORSESASS” as well as one of the regular writers here on THE AVE.   In real life, Roger has been a soldier, a journalist, and an attorney,  He writes about civil rights, misuse of state authority, and some just pure SNARK.

January 18th, 2017 - 10:55 am § in America

China Honors Trump’s Inauguration

US President-elect  were immortalized this week in China — though perhaps not in a way that he would like. This statue, with Donald J. Trump’s golden quiff, bushy eyebrows and preening gestures, was installed outside a shopping mall  was built to celebrate the coming Year of the Rooste[...]

January 18th, 2017 - 1:24 am § in America

Obama Ages


January 17th, 2017 - 10:53 am § in Misc.

Putin Defends Trump, Calls Opponents “worse than prostitutes.”

President Vladimir Putin insisted that the accusations that Trump engaged in sexual acts with prostitutes while in Moscow are “fake” and “nonsense.” “I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. [...]

January 17th, 2017 - 1:12 am § in America

Weimar Republic: “The Democrat Party ….. undermined the prorepublic centre ‘from within'”

“Another political weakness in the Weimar Republic which historians have highlighted is the decline of German liberalism. Indeed, Peukart has singled out the decline of bourgeois liberalism and specifically of the Democrat Party and of the German People’s Party as the ‘decisive event’ of[...]

January 17th, 2017 - 12:39 am § in Politics

Trump Firsts: Dad of a bastard

Trump may not be a bastard, but he will be the first President who admitted to fathering a child out of wedlock.[...]

January 16th, 2017 - 11:23 am § in Misc.

Trump will attempt to lead

“Here’s a data-based analysis of the kind of country Trump will attempt to lead, most of whom do not buy his solutions.” David Brewster Despite the election of Trump, the country has been moving leftward. The election doesn’t overturn these developments, though it does point [...]

January 16th, 2017 - 7:52 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Following Confrontation with John Lewis, Trump Cancels MLK Day Visit

Trump Changes Plans on MLK Day Visit To African American History Smithsonian Museum Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to…… Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldT[...]

January 16th, 2017 - 1:34 am § in Misc.

Rebuilding the GOP

Growing Cotton in Iowa An ambitious young senator offers a revealing glimpse of a post-Trump Republican Party ECONOMIST.COM Read More about Tom Cotton[...]

January 16th, 2017 - 1:08 am § in Misc.

Weimar Republic: The Nazi Voter

“The Nazi Party. The reasons for its wide popular appeal have been debated at enormous length, most notably in a recent comprehensive study by Thomas Childers, The Nazi Voter. What is clear is that the mass support which Hitler was able to mobilise was a major factor in his rise to power, and [...]

January 15th, 2017 - 1:36 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: More Secrecy

Jeremy Sher  FACEBOOK When it comes to Russia, my dad happens to be someone who knows what he’s talking about. And I must say, Julian Assange has got quite a spotlight on Hillary Clinton (news flash: “her instincts can be terrible”). Next thing you know, Assange will publish an em[...]

January 15th, 2017 - 12:34 am § in Misc.

The AVE Challenge: Who wrote this description of Americans?

“They eat one another, the victor [eats] the vanquished,” he wrote. “I know a man… who was reputed to have eaten more than 300 human bodies…” The women are intensely desirable: “none… among them who had a flabby breast,” but they are also monster[...]

January 14th, 2017 - 1:40 am § in America

1958: “My Name Is Trump”

The television series Trackdown really did produce an episode featuring a “Trump” character who came to town claiming that only he could prevent the end of the world by building a wall (and also sold special force propelling umbrellas to deflect meteorites). The episode (S1, E30) aired o[...]

January 18th, 2017 - 2:58 pm § in Misc.

Trump on Winning


January 18th, 2017 - 2:19 pm § in Misc.

Trump’s nominee for Sec Ed has NEVER visited a public school

John Kilpatrick FACEBOOK  K-12 education hit me square in the head twice today. First, this morning, I heard a bit of the testimony of Betsy DeVos, the billionaire nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. She testified she’s never set foot in a public school. She was educated in private scho[...]

January 18th, 2017 - 7:40 am § in Misc.



January 18th, 2017 - 12:37 am § in Misc.

How Wikipedia Really Works

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January 17th, 2017 - 11:25 pm § in Politics, USA

The Great Port-A-Potty Flap

For years, the same company has been providing sanitary services for inaugurals and other D.C. events. There was never any controversy in the past. But this year, they’re being required to tape over their company name. Read why here.  [...]

January 17th, 2017 - 10:52 pm § in Politics, USA

Meet the GOP health care plan

Take a chicken or goat to your doctor, and ask him how much health care you can get in exchange. This might not be the official GOP Obamacare replacement plan, but when Sue Lowden ran against Harry Reid in 2010, it was the plan she came up with.  So far, it’s the only solid, fleshed-out, [&he[...]