February 15th, 2020 - 11:39 pm § in Misc.

Sunday Revelations: When the flock rejected the shepherd


February 13th, 2020 - 10:36 am § in America


One Million Moms decried the use of “the d-word” in the ad campaign, One Million Moms has condemned Burger King for use of “profanity” in a commercial. At the 45 second mark, one customer, after sampling Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, the ad says: “Damn, that’s good.” “Burg[...]

February 13th, 2020 - 9:10 am § in Economics, Hypocrisy, Politics

A Republican Asks Whether I Favor Bernie

Chris Vance, former chair of the Washington State Republican Party, is now a strong part of the anti Trump movement.   Unfortunately, Chris sees our 2020 election as some sort of Manichean conflict between extreme rightism of Trump and extreme leftism of a faction of the Democrats. Chris asked me[...]

February 12th, 2020 - 2:07 pm § in Misc.

The Sanctification of Donald John Trump

“No one is more conservative than me.” “No one is stronger on the Second Amendment than me.” “No one respects women more than me. No one reads the Bible more than me.” “There’s nobody more pro-Israel than I am.” “There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have.” [...]

February 11th, 2020 - 9:56 am § in Misc.

Fed Chair Powell warns of a sugar high. Tells Congress that $1 trillion budget deficits are unsustainable

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell: “Putting the federal budget on a sustainable path when the economy is strong would help ensure that policymakers have the space to use fiscal policy to assist in stabilizing the economy during a downturn,” Of course, this conflicts with [...]

February 10th, 2020 - 12:08 pm § in Misc.

GREAT AD Bloomberg


February 10th, 2020 - 12:42 am § in America, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s AG, William Barr is embracing national socialism

US should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei: Attorney General Barr  Barr wants the United States to take controlling stakes in Nokia and Ericsson, creating a state corporation able to battle Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s dominance of the 5G market. “From a national securi[...]

February 9th, 2020 - 2:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

About that “lying dog-faced pony soldier” remark …

At a New Hampshire campaign event on Sunday, Joe Biden jokingly referred to a young woman who asked about his Iowa loss as a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.” Slate explains Biden took the line from a movie and has used it in jest before. Conservatives, of course, are piling on him as though he w[...]

February 8th, 2020 - 11:15 pm § in Christianity, Hypocrisy

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: On abortion, the Quran Comes Close to Telling the Story of Life

Fundamentalist Christians say abortion is murder because life begins at fertilization.  Did they learn this from the Quran? In western religions, divine revelations can not be updated. Jews, Christians, and Muslims .. each claim that the Torah, the Christian Bible or the Quran as the definitive wor[...]

February 7th, 2020 - 9:02 am § in Israel/Palestine, Jews

Iran’s Peace Plan for Palestine

Iran’s proposal is for a referendum among all the people who claim an identity as Palestinian.  The wrinkle here is who would be included .. refugees living today in a Palestinian diaspora?  Jews outside of Israel? Nonetheless it is worth a discussion! [...]

February 7th, 2020 - 1:02 am § in The Ave Scene

DeadPaul to refurb Cinerama

Deadpaul, in the persona of his trust, is going to close and refurbish Mr. Allen’s Cinerama. The supersize screen on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street downtown, will go dark, while new carpet, some paint and other fixes and a kitchen overhaul so Deadlaul can sell better food. I kin[...]

February 2nd, 2020 - 11:19 am § in Misc.

I Endorse Warren

  Teacher lawyer, economist, Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren’s story is about American as any can be.   Native and immigrant ancestors. Self made Rise from poverty. Credentials in economics, law and government?   Since the founders. I doubt there is any Presidents in American history wit[...]

May 21st, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Has the University of Washington Abandoned Tenure?

  Does the UW still have tenure?   When I became tenured, the code and state law described tenure in terms of a life long commitment to a position and a salary.  The commitment was defined in terms of an academic year of 9 or 12 months. For either period, the UW and the state were committed [&h[...]

February 17th, 2016 - 10:21 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Job Opportunity: CLOWNS!

The US is Running Out of Clowns The NY Daily News is reporting that the US may be running out of clowns! As Ringling Brothers’ the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to NY, the circus may face a national clown shortage. Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokes[...]

February 15th, 2020 - 12:27 pm § in Misc.

Daily Trump Tweet, L’etat s’est moi!


February 15th, 2020 - 8:48 am § in Misc.

More Byram from FB

Alexandra W. Seattle, WA \10/17/2019 For Diabetic Patients: Do yourself a favor and do not work with this company unless it is your only option for CGM sensors, CGM transmitters and insulin pump supplies. I recommend you try to get these supplies through pharmacy benefits instead if you have the opt[...]

February 14th, 2020 - 11:35 pm § in Donald Trump

Judge likens McCabe probe to “banana republic”

Remember Andrew McCabe, the former FBI acting director fired on Trump’s orders 26 hours before he would have retired to deprive him of his pension, whom Trump accused of “treason” and threatened with the death penalty for allegedly leaking to the press? The McCabe case is all about[...]

February 14th, 2020 - 10:58 am § in Hypocrisy

THE Ave Challenge: Who is this?

A. A Black Samurai B. A Nigerian playing a Samurai C. A clown in blackface D. A child’s drawing  E. A Kenyan warrior[...]

February 13th, 2020 - 11:57 pm § in Economics, Hypocrisy

Why I Do Not Feel the Glow from The Trump Sugar High

The sad fact is that the current stock market highs have little effect on most Americans because only a few percent of us actually benefit. Though millions of Americans own some stock through retirement programs, the effect of this ownership is diluted because the individuals lack the voting power a[...]

February 13th, 2020 - 3:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Barr tells Trump to shut up!

AG slams WH meddling in Stone sentencing “Public statements and tweets made about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the co[...]