• President Romney

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    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.


    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.

  • THE Ave Scene

    21st ave E as bike wayOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest street in Seattle’s gentrifying Capital Hill neighborhood.   THE-Ave, talks about a broader scene .. centered on the UW but including the arts, the food, the politics, the “scene” surrounding UW.  The best way to see some of this gentler side of THE Ave is to click the map.

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.



    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • 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.

November 26th, 2015 - 1:10 am § in Misc.

Happy Thanksgiving: GO CRACKERS



November 26th, 2015 - 1:09 am § in Misc.

A Thanksgiving hymn

500x_thanksgivingtechDaily Kos, 2012 We gather together to count all our blessings; The big ones, the small ones, the ones in between. Today there’s no stressing, now please pass the dressing, For four and twenty hours, I’m an eating machine. Before we start noshing let’s fist-bump Obama! He beat Mitt [...]

November 25th, 2015 - 8:37 pm § in Misc.

Happy Thanksgiving .. welcoming the refugees


November 25th, 2015 - 1:37 pm § in Misc.

Happy Thanksgiving in the Mother Country!


November 25th, 2015 - 12:16 am § in Misc.

Cliff Mass: The UW Kills Public Broadcasting: Death of KPLU

Reposted from Cliff Mass Weather Blog There are two local public radio stations in the Seattle area with similar numbers of listeners.One is lean, well-managed, financially healthy, and beloved:  KPLU, owned by Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).  Its programming is essentially a split between new[...]

November 24th, 2015 - 11:11 am § in Misc.

Of Race and Racism

A friend on FACEBOOK, an African American friend, has been mining the Jew meme .  He has posted the usual offensive stuff about the Rothschilds owning the world and about the Holocaust being a myth or perhgaps merely an exaggeration.   I tried explaining to him why this was so offensive, but he se[...]

November 24th, 2015 - 10:47 am § in Politics

How Scottish nationalists reacted to Syrian refugees


November 26th, 2015 - 1:08 am § in Misc.



November 25th, 2015 - 4:54 pm § in Politics

Georgia sheriff has a chip on his shoulder

Photo: Sheriff Mike Jolley and his sign. Tourists may be well advised to drive around his town. He judges people by their political and religious beliefs, and not everyone is welcome there.[...]

November 25th, 2015 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

Nuclear war risk is higher than ever

This thought-provoking article from Vox explains why the risk of nuclear war is higher today than it ever was during the Cold War. Apart from the risk of accidental nuclear war, which always has been and still is very great, Russia under Putin is far more likely to escalate a local conventional war[...]

November 25th, 2015 - 11:41 am § in Racism

Lawyer defends cop shooting black teen in back a dozen times

“It’s not uncommon for individuals to be shot in the back, and it’s not uncommon for people to be shot after they’ve gone to the ground.” — Lawyer for Jason Van Dyke, the cop who shot 17-year-old Laquan Donald 16 times, and is now charged with murder Well, maybe [...]