December 16th, 2022 - 12:18 am § in Misc.

Welcome to Steve’s blog

Dr. Steve Schwartz, a University of Washington medical researcher, created this blog to discuss campus issues, and it soon expanded to a wide range of subjects. Although he’s no longer with us, a longtime contributor still posts articles which readers may find informative, interesting, or simply entertaining. Use the search term “hand” to find this page on the internet.

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Biden asks for unity, but says he’ll veto

Republican agenda

“Feisty, combative and energetic, Biden seemed to relish in drawing a contrast with a Republican Party he treated at times with gentle but needling condescension,” AOL News said (here). Meanwhile, the GOP rebuttal by Gov. Sarah Sanders came across as angry and shrill, and underscored that Republicans and Democrats have sharply different worldviews. Republicans are frustrated, full of grievance, and see themselves as victims, because they can’t cope with the changes occurring in society.

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[...]

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. The-Ave.US has over 21,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. ANIMATED VIDEOS Oh Sheep! (6:36 min., genre: animated short [...]

February 8th, 2023 - 1:34 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Normal or crazy? You decide

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, Trump’s former White House press secretary. was chosen (for complex reasons) to deliver the GOP rebuttal to Biden’s state of the union speech on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Here’s part of what she said (courtesy of Raw Story here): “In the radical [...]

February 6th, 2023 - 11:50 am § in Business, News Media, Politics

Tucker Carlson’s war on M&Ms

“I bet you didn’t think M&M’s were pushing intolerance, but they were!” Tucker Carlson ranted when Mars Inc. changed Green M&M’s boots. He also called Purple M&M “obese.” “M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon chara[...]

February 6th, 2023 - 2:43 am § in Politics, Republicans

Should one person pick the GOP’s 2024 nominee?

It could happen. A presidential campaign today costs $1 billion, but oil and chemicals billionaire Charles Koch is so rich he could easily pay for one himself. As it is, Koch funds a vast array of conservative think tanks, policy groups, and political action. No one is more responsible for the blizz[...]

February 4th, 2023 - 6:56 pm § in Biden, China, Politics, Republicans

GOP plays politics with Chinese balloon

When Biden was briefed on Wednesday, he told the Pentagon to shoot it down “as soon as possible” (see story here). The military waited until it was over water, then promptly shot it down. The debris was “spread out over roughly seven miles” (see story here). That’s why [...]

February 4th, 2023 - 12:13 pm § in Law and Courts

When Seattle cops confronted a man in a meltdown, his neighbors protected him

As Seattle cops with drawn guns surrounded a man armed with a phone having a meltdown, neighbors rallied to form a human shield around him until the police gave up and left. Read story here and watch video below. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 3rd, 2023 - 3:14 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

Pros and cons of spy balloons

Pros: They’re cheap They’re maneuverable They’re hard to detect by radar They can loiter over a surveillance target They don’t have predictable flight paths like satellites It can intercept short-range radio transmissions and cellphones Cons: They’re more obtrusive (and[...]

February 3rd, 2023 - 2:28 pm § in Politics, Republicans

How to keep losing elections

Think of Arizona Republicans as lab rats. GOP strategists do. What’s going on in Arizona GOP circles illustrates why Republicans are losing elections they should win. But they’re learning nothing from it. A Politico article published on Friday, February 3, 2023, goes into the details (re[...]

February 2nd, 2023 - 7:27 pm § in Misc.

Ever see a dog perform CPR? (video)

I’ve never heard of “dog dance” competitions. Maybe it’s a European thing. The CPR begins at 3:45. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]