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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.

  • Seattle Street Life

    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.  

  • 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.

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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.

February 19th, 2017 - 11:35 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany Plead with Trump to Show Compassion for the Syrians

An 8-year-old Jewish refugee from Germany arrives in Harwich, England, via the Kindertransport program on Dec. 2, 1938.

Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Nazi Germany and other countries as children have a request for President Donald Trump: “Keep the doors open to refugees.”

In a letter to Trump released Monday, more than 200 family members and survivors of the Kindertransport ― a program that sent around 10,000 Jewish child refugees to Britain from Nazi Germany and other European nations ― urged Trump to continue to resettle refugees, especially children, in America.

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February 19th, 2017 - 8:50 am § in Misc.

DRINKING LIBERALLY: Wet Your Whistle at the Fremont Tavern

Every Monday Night, 7PM. We meet to to talk politics and drink beer. ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their c[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 2:42 am § in Misc.

Chinazor’s Art


February 19th, 2017 - 1:12 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

What is an “unauthorized” immigrant

David Preston  Not trying to start a fight, but what’s with this new term “unauthorized”? That makes it sound like they’re trespassing or something. . I like “illegal immigrants” because it’s both descriptive and neutral. They are immigrants and, yes, they[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 1:10 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge : Who is this man

A, CEO of Google B. el Qaeda leader from Pakistan C. Union leader organizing Uber in Seattle D. First Israeli Rabbi of Indian origin E. Trump adviser on Islam. [...]

February 18th, 2017 - 11:11 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene, Washington State

Patty Murry, Democrat Superstar!

WASHINGTON ― A few weeks after the 2013 government shutdown, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) compared the Republicans in the House to the preschoolers she once taught. To deal with a bunch of fractious, obstreperous 4-year-olds, she said, you need a plan. When Murray made her comparison, she was about[...]

February 17th, 2017 - 1:04 pm § in Misc.

Someone Tell Trump!

SHOWDOWN: FORD NOT scrapping plans to build Mexico factories… APPLE to start India manufacturing…[...]

February 17th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Misc.


Guest Richard Pope.  Richard is a long time political activist in the PNW, He has strong and sometimes controversial opinions. Should be a great discussion.[...]

February 16th, 2017 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

A levy to solve homelessness

David Brewster · In Los Angeles, voterd on a $1.2 billion bond issue to build 10,000 units for homeless people. Below is an editorial exploring LA’s problem and the ballot measure, endorsed by the LA Times. Expect a serious levy proposal soon in Seattle, in the range of $100-200 million to tr[...]

February 13th, 2017 - 2:28 am § in The Ave Scene

The State Bank

Here’s a video of the committee hearing Thursday on SB 5464-Creating the Washington Investment Trust (State Bank). Please contact members of the FII committee and ask them to pass the bill out of committee: Sen. Bob Hasegawa – Washington State Senate Democrats – VIDEO: Public hearing for b[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 2:25 pm § in Misc.

Even Fox

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 2:00 pm § in Misc.

Memphis mayor blacklists activists and critics

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has a “blacklist” that includes people who have participated in demonstrations, journalists who covered demonstrations, and even the mother and sister of a youth killed by Memphis police. It seems he feels threatened by anyone who might criticize him. The may[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 1:42 pm § in Misc.


This image appeared on Facebook, The implication, of course, is that Trump lied, as he does so much, about his and his families’ interactions with Putin. I did try an image search via Google.  Never did find this image but there is lots more, including his son Donald bragging about how much m[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 12:55 pm § in Misc.


Trump Says, ‘Look What’s Happening In Sweden.’ Sweden Asks, ‘Wait, What?’ ReutersLike Page The Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the U.S. State Department for an explanation of a comment made by President Donald Trump that suggested there had been some sort of sec[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 11:50 am § in Politics, Racism, USA

GOP bars Hispanic congressmen from ICE meeting

Topic was rounding up Hispanics “A meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement intended to mollify lawmakers … had the opposite effect Thursday, as organizers expelled rank-and-file members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,” CNN reported Sunday. “The topic of the me[...]