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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.

August 30th, 2015 - 9:02 am § in Misc.

Republican Graphics

August 30th, 2015 - 1:15 am § in Misc.

A Gift to Mississippi: A NEW FLAG


August 29th, 2015 - 8:45 am § in Misc.

GOP of Flag and God


August 29th, 2015 - 7:24 am § in Misc.

Gay Marriage is Bad for the Environment


August 29th, 2015 - 4:31 am § in Uncategorized

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson


August 29th, 2015 - 1:41 am § in Misc.

Disillusioned Palestinian students shun Venezuela’s Arafat scholarships A Venezuelan scholarship program for Palestinian students has been frozen as a third of the students leave the program citing poor training. Seems to me this would be a great opportunity for Israel to show it is serious ab[...]

August 23rd, 2015 - 11:59 am § in Americanism, Jew

Jews and Guns

Jews have gun nuts too. The Shas party has been outlawed in Israel.[...]

August 23rd, 2015 - 9:57 am § in Misc.



August 21st, 2015 - 1:46 am § in Misc.

What is Racism?


August 19th, 2015 - 2:56 am § in Misc.

The AVE Challenge: What is it?

a. sisiutl b. oar fish c. Loch Ness monster d. Columbia River sturgeon d. Mediterranean eel  [...]

August 19th, 2015 - 1:40 am § in Misc.

Charlie James on Watermelon

This is my favorite fruit and I had no idea what the original looked like until selective breeding was used to create what we eat now. A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding Giovanni Stanchi (Rome c. 1645-1672). Oil on canvas. 38 5/8 x 52½[...]

August 19th, 2015 - 12:12 am § in Misc.



August 16th, 2015 - 8:25 am § in Misc.

Does Hillary Sweat?

Its the manly thing to do![...]

August 16th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

History of Santorum


August 14th, 2015 - 11:32 am § in Misc.

Our Dog Is Too Smart!


August 13th, 2015 - 1:08 pm § in Misc.

Good listening


August 11th, 2015 - 7:45 am § in Misc.


The reason for Jewish terror is Torah Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the former President of the Union for Reform Judaism The reason for Jewish terror is Torah. It is not territories and occupation that are to blame, although they are part of the picture. It is not racism or hatred of Arabs that are at [&hel[...]

August 11th, 2015 - 3:08 am § in Misc.

Summer Time Beer From Austria


August 11th, 2015 - 2:59 am § in Misc.

Trump’s Victory in Debate Leads President Romney To Reconsider Bid For Re-Election

POLITICO REPORTS: MR. ROMNEY IS DISAPPOINTED IN THE CANDIDATES VYING TO SUCCEED HIM. After deciding to retire so he could be eligible to become an Apostle of his Church, the debates seem have created a change of heart in Mr. Romney.  Reportedly, the President  has told close confidants, includin[...]

August 10th, 2015 - 8:55 am § in Misc.

Lobster Prices Up???????????

The best evidence for God is that we get to eat lobster.  When I married my wife (who was then kosher) my one condition was that she agree to eat lobster.    Most of the time lobster has not even been (very) expensive.  Record catches in Maine pushed prices to historic lows in 2012 and 2013. B[...]

August 9th, 2015 - 1:39 am § in Misc.


An odd choice of quotes by Bill Quick: “They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil… do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily… Everyone deceives his neighbor. And does not speak the truth, They have tau[...]

August 31st, 2015 - 9:00 am § in The Ave Scene

Nicknaming Seattle

Over at Crosscut they are going through yet another peri0dic effort find a nickname for Seattle.  When we came here the nickname was Queen City.  The burghers decided that was too gay.  So they had a context and came up with The Emerald City.  Gakhhh …. seems like a joke where  our natura[...]

August 31st, 2015 - 12:05 am § in Misc.

Caitlin Inc Not Selling So Well

After spending some $100,000 on the ultimate makeover, Caitlin Jenner is disappointed.[...]

August 30th, 2015 - 10:58 pm § in Misc.



August 30th, 2015 - 9:35 am § in Misc.

Chief of slain Texas cop blames free speech

As you know, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was murdered Friday night by a gunman who opened fire without warning — a scenario that’s becoming an all-too-common experience for America’s ordinary law-abiding citizens, too, because it’s easy for crazy people to get guns in this[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 8:26 pm § in Business

Gerrymandering scheme backfires

Doesn’t sound like much has changed in Columbia, Missouri, since I lived there in the 1960s. Columbia, a city of about 117,000 people, is home to the University of Missouri and two other colleges; and many local business owners have prospered by exploiting the tens of thousands of students com[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 7:55 pm § in Politics, Washington State

Wildfire victim’s “Medicare moment”

Remember the guy with the sign, “Keep government’s hands off my Medicare!”? Well, this guy wearing a t-shirt that says “Lower Taxes + Less Government = More Freedom” is thanking, you guessed it, taxpayer-supported firefighters for saving his home from wildfires near Oma[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 7:35 pm § in Misc.

Should fast food workers live on wages or welfare?

Over half of U.S. fast-food workers receive public assistance because they can’t subsist on their wages, according to the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center. (Read story here.) Would you prefer they earn enough to support themselves, or keep paying taxes for their welfare benefits [...]