• President Romney

    romney on FTN
    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.

  • romney on FTN
    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.

May 4th, 2016 - 1:15 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Seattle Spoils System

Eight of nine Seattle City Council members voted Monday to hire an additional aide for each Councilor.  That makes four aides to serve the voters!  The increase was supposedly because the new system makes seven Councilor into DISTRICT councilors. So, supposedly the Districts will now be better served?

Assuming a salary of $70,000 plus benefits and administrative costs, these aides are going to cost $900,000,  I wonder if the extra aides would have prevented City Council from the Pronto bailout decision?  That was $1,500,000 to take over these overly heavy bikes in a city  where the hills and rain make rental bikes an iffy proportion.  On the other hand a Pronto bile would be nice in front of my house in case I want t use one to go to Broadway where there  is no parking.

I could call my City Councilor to get  a bike.    The Aide might help because my Councilor is too busy.  In my District, District 3, our Councilor, Kshama Sawant thinks she is running a national political party. Sawant never shows up to talk with her constituents and has done nada to work with neighborhoods here.   Once I called a predecessor of Kshama to report breakins in our car. I was reprimanded for thinking the Councilor was a ward healer. Surely, Sawant is not a ward healer.

At large Council member Tim Burgess opposed the bill.  He gets an Aide he does not need.

May 3rd, 2016 - 6:27 pm § in Misc.

Bernie Takes Indiana, Where no Jew has gone before

I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done. –SPOCK, Star Trek: The Original Series, “The Galileo SevenR[...]

May 3rd, 2016 - 5:39 pm § in Misc.

Jesus Fails to Appear, Cruz Drops OUt

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) withdrew from the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday.[...]

May 3rd, 2016 - 9:30 am § in Misc.

The Kochs Switch Parties?

“We’re not for somebody because they’re Republican or against them because they are Democrat.” Charles Koch admitted on ABC’s This Week Sunday that he despises his own creation: The Republican party that spawned Donald Trump. Charles Koch says he won’t “put [...]

May 3rd, 2016 - 8:09 am § in Misc.


China’s goal of extending its territory to all the waters of the South China Sea is marching on. Now the Middle Kingdom is threatening the small Indonesian Islands at the outlet of the straights of Malacca. at straight not only controls all trade from Europe, India, and the oil states to Asia[...]

May 4th, 2016 - 9:58 am § in Misc.

Israeli Justice

Abu Khdeir murderer sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison News: Yosef Ben-David, convicted of the murder of a Palestinian teenager, also ordered to pay compensation to Abu Khdeir family, and to another Palestinian… WWW.YNETNEWS.COM[...]

May 4th, 2016 - 9:51 am § in Misc.


Sources: John Kasich to drop out One even burned his Republican registration card.[...]

May 4th, 2016 - 9:27 am § in Misc.



May 4th, 2016 - 9:09 am § in Misc.

The Answer Is ……

The answer is .. Hillary for President with Bernie to lead the campaign to retake the Gongress[...]

May 3rd, 2016 - 7:54 pm § in Misc.

A Lesson For Bernie

What Bernie Sanders Should Learn From Eugene McCarthy Share POLITI.CO[...]