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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.

July 28th, 2015 - 1:28 am § in Misc.

Seattle Initiative I22: What is it?

CITIZENS REUNITED? .. click for a pro statement on I22.

In an era where the cost of a single city council seat in Seattle may be over $1,000,000 SEATTLE,  I-122 is purported to  offer a divers collection of campaign finance reforms.

The most innovative aspect would be that each voter would receive four $25 vouchers.  This would be intended to get candidates  to spend time with “ordinary” voters, not just big donors.

“We really truly believe with democracy vouchers, a lot of folks across the city who never imagined or considered donating to a campaign before will all of a sudden have a tool they can use,” said Chris Genese of Washington Community Action Network, one of the groups backing the measure.

The funding for the democracy vouchers would come from a small property tax levy of 1.94 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. Supporters believe that would raise the $3 million needed for the plan, based on past campaign contribution data.

Candidates could chose either to participate in the democracy voucher program or run the traditional route. However, campaign contributions would be lowered for all city races. Candidates could also still receive minimal private contributions.

The measure would impose limits on corporations who lobby the city, although it is not clear how this would work post Citizens United or how such an action could limit contributions form PACs, labor unions, or ell to do employees (or owners) of large businesses.

Sandeep Kaushik, a Seattle-based political consultant has  launched a campaign : “No on Election Vouchers.” “It’s a completely untried, untested model of doing public financing,” said Kaushik. “The potential for abuse is really off the charts. The potential for (vouchers) to be sold or traded or having organizations collect up large numbers of them, that they can then use to make big contributions to particular candidate actually increasing the influence of special interests is really off the charts.”


July 27th, 2015 - 3:45 pm § in Africa, America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Jew, political correctness, Politics, Racism, Tech, The Ave Scene, Whites, women

We know Black Lives Matters, now what are we going to do about the fact that America does not care?

Black people continue to argue that Black Lives Matter. The fact that we have to argue, should let us know that they do not give a f@$k about us. We should devote our time and energy on debating within our own community. What is the solution? It is clear that the black community is awake […][...]

July 27th, 2015 - 1:13 pm § in Misc.

Is Russia The Next BIG Target of ISIS?

ISLAMIC STATE Islamic State recruiters are coming for Russia’s best and brightest Officials hope hotlines and psychology courses will help.[...]

July 26th, 2015 - 5:54 pm § in Misc.

‘I was almost another dead black male’

Alex Landau was 19 when a Denver cop pulled him over for an illegal left turn on Jan. 15, 2009. Soon, three cops were on the scene. Landau’s white passenger was arrested for pot possession. When Landau insisted police needed a warrant to search his car, they beat him unconscious. The cuts on h[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 12:32 pm § in Diversity, Politics, politics, Seattle, women

Kshama Sawant & the Great Seattle Rent Control Debate .. by David Preston

Sorry for the misleading headline, kids. In reality, this was probably the dullest public gathering I’ve ever been to . . . outside of church and some local planning meetings. The moderator was tipsy. And the debate? Positively high school. Instead of engaging each other with facts, arguments,[...]

July 24th, 2015 - 8:31 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE APARTHEID: Is Seattle Segregated?

A couple of days ago on TA , Ed Clark responded to  the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) charge that  Seattle’s zoning is rooted in and responsible for  racial segregation in Seattle.    In my opinion, the HALA statement was race baiting and flawed by a fundamenta[...]

July 22nd, 2015 - 8:27 pm § in Misc.

Get PAID to vote in the Seattle Primary!

GET A CHEAP DRINK BY VOTING IN A DISTRICT 3 BAR! If you’re a registered voter, you should have gotten yours in the mail already. Why vote alone when you can join in TRU’s two-night Voting Extravaganza?? Bring yourself & your ballot, schmooze with the candidates, enjoy drink specials, and[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 8:09 pm § in Misc.

Huckabee plagiarizes LBJ’s famous nuclear countdown ad

The original LBJ ad: Huckabee’s knockoff ad: Comment: Apart from the dubious ethics of using someone else’s creative work, Huckabee’s appropriation of LBJ’s famous “Daisy Girl Ad” depicting the countdown to World War III is ludicrous on its own terms. Conservative[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 1:33 pm § in America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Jew, Misc., Politics, Racism, The Ave Scene, Whites, women

Seat at the table mentality should be dead!

“Lebron James is more powerful than Adam Silver(NBA commissioner)” I laughed at that statement when I heard it.  I corrected it.  Lebron James could be more powerful than Adam Silver, if the brotha wasn’t scared of independence. You can have the potential to be more powerful than[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 10:57 am § in Africa, America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Jew, political correctness, Politics, politics, Racism, Seattle, The Ave Scene, USA, Washington State, Whites

Black people, do Black Lives Matter?

Where is the Black Proganda movement? How do we expect America to think Black Lives Matter when we are doing very little to establish that fact nowadays? Our movies, filmmakers actors/actresses have to reflect that fact, and right now they do not. The black community had Mario Van Peebles, Spike Le[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 9:22 am § in Ongoing Presidential Campaign

Obama rebukes GOP’s extreme rhetoric

The GOP’s presidential candidates amped up their frenzied rhetoric over the weekend, with Mike Huckabee comparing President Obama’s Iran policy to Hitler marching Jews “into the ovens,” following on Donald Trump’s attacks on Sen. John McCain’s military service; an[...]

July 27th, 2015 - 8:36 am § in Misc.

Volcano in Chile


July 27th, 2015 - 1:29 am § in Misc.

Say Thank You to President Obama