June 4th, 2020 - 5:21 pm § in America

Video of National Guard shooting at Minneapolis residents on their porches

Apparently with tasers or stunguns, not rifle bullets; but it’s still horrifying to think what might have happened to a deaf or elderly resident who couldn’t hear or understand their commands.

June 4th, 2020 - 1:57 pm § in Racism

Going, going, going …

Statutes of Confederate heroes Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate naval officer Mathew Fontaine Maury lining Richmond’s Monument Avenue are coming down. Read story here. Photo: Protesters surrounded the grafitti-smeared Robert E. Lee statute in R[...]

April 16th, 2020 - 1:50 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 26th, 2020 - 10:39 pm § in Misc.

A Tribute to Dr. Steve Schwartz

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[...]

March 19th, 2020 - 12:08 am § in Misc.

COVID-19 takes the life of Dr. Steve Schwartz, founder and proprietor 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[...]

June 3rd, 2020 - 6:26 pm § in Donald Trump

“War Zone”

The Lincoln Project is a group of Republicans running ads opposing Trump. Their latest ad is called “War Zone” and scathingly says, “This is a time for choosing: America, or Trump.” If you’re interested, you can watch it below:[...]

June 3rd, 2020 - 1:01 pm § in Racism

Black woman curses white men for handing out bricks at protest rally

(Not safe for work or children due to vulgar language) There have been other instances of whites instigating violence at peaceful protests against police-on-blacks violence, too. Read story here.[...]

June 3rd, 2020 - 12:01 am § in Misc.

June 3 Confederate Memorial Day in Maryland


June 2nd, 2020 - 10:43 pm § in Politics, Racism

Racist congressman ousted in Iowa primary

“Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has a long history of racist and outrageous remarks, lost his long-held House seat in a primary race Tuesday,” NBC News reported Tuesday night, June 2, 2020. Mr. King, 71, a college dropout, graduated from high school in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War[...]

June 2nd, 2020 - 7:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Former military chief: “I cannot remain silent”

“Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” — Adm. Mike McMullen, JCS chairman under Presidents Bush and Obama Mullen says he was “sickened” by Attorney General Barr’s use of soldiers to force peaceful protesters out of Lafayette Park to clear a path fo[...]

June 1st, 2020 - 9:56 pm § in Donald Trump

Police attacked peaceful protesters without warning so Trump could do a Bible-brandishing photo-op

This incident occurred in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, on Monday, June 1, 2020.[...]

June 1st, 2020 - 4:12 pm § in Misc.

The clean up begins

In cities across America, even as protests continue, large numbers of volunteers are helping to clean up the damage and mess left behind by rioters and looters.  [...]