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November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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SUDDENLY EVERYONE’S PLAYING CHESS

Is that what forced isolation does to people, mmmmhhh?

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August 28th, 2020 - 3:40 pm § in Misc.

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, creator of this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, has passed away from COVID-19. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-famous in the f[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

A Tribute to Dr. Steve Schwartz, “Renaissance Man and Friend”

By Gary Kinslow I am lucky and proud to count this titan, this uber-renaissance man as a friend. He and Barb had recently moved up from a Tollycraft 34 foot trawler to a 43 foot cockpit motor yacht and they were looking forward to a future of cruising where ever the bow pointed. He prosyletized [&he[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

Commenting Policy

Comments on this blog don’t post until someone clicks on an “Approved” button. Until Steve’s death, he moderated comments; now, that task falls on me. When comments go into the moderation queue, I get an email notification, but I don’t always check that email account ev[...]


March 18th, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our best, most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. Feel free to make suggestions! The-Ave.US has over 18,500 postings, so this isn’t an index. MOVIE SHORTS Geico Chicken Co[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 11:44 pm § in America, Politics

An informal history of militias (video)

Contains vulgar language. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor

#Diaper Don video

#Diaper Don hit Twitter yesterday and is trending like crazy. We’ve heard Trump isn’t too happy about it. The-Ave.US offers no warranty, express or implied, that the contents of this video have any more veracity than the allegations of Trump’s election results (i.e., none). Watch a[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 1:19 am § in Donald Trump, Humor

PHOTOGRAPHY: Diaper Don

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November 27th, 2020 - 1:17 am § in Donald Trump, Humor

Trump playing golf (video) (NSFW)

What The Donald’s golf game looks like when he’s NOT cheating. (Read story here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 1:01 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photo-Op oops.

Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien (left), and Vietnam’s defense minister, General Ngo Xuan Lich (right), pose in Hanoi on November 21, 2020, in front of a painting of heroic People’s Army of Vietnam soldiers marching to a battlefield to kill American invaders.[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 12:51 am § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Then and now

Jane Fonda, antiwar activist, Hanoi, 1972:                       Robert O’Brien, Trump’s national security adviser, Hanoi, 2020:                     Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 12:36 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Health

Trump’s envoy gets Typhoid Mary treatment in Vietnam

“White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and his entourage were treated like COVID-19 contagion threats in Vietnam at the start of his travels to Southeast Asia, Bloomberg reported. “He and his aides were relegated to a single floor in the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi …[...]


November 27th, 2020 - 12:01 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Donor to election fraud lawsuits sues to get money back

This story reminds me of a tabloid headline years ago that screamed: “DONOR WANTS KIDNEY BACK!” A big donor to Trump’s election fraud lawsuits wants his money back because, he says, he was defrauded by Trump’s fraudulent election fraud claims. To wit: “A major contribut[...]