Archive for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014 - 6:59 pm § in Uncategorized

Why a Republican can’t win in 2016

A nearly impossible electoral vote map, for one thing.  In 2012, with better candidates, the GOP ticket won only 1 more state than in 2008 — Indiana, a deep-red state Obama carried in 2008 because of voters’ disgust with Bush, whose electoral votes were a gimme for the GOP in 2012.  In[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 6:45 pm § in America


Surgeon General Benjamin Carson has announced that he will personally travel to Guantanamo to oversee President Romney’s plan to house Americans suffering from Ebola on the Cuban territory.  Dr. Carson said this will allow the federal government to fully isolate people from the American popul[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 5:24 pm § in Misc.

White Indiana Cops Violently Attack Black Family During Traffic Stop

“Lisa Mahone and her boyfriend Jamal Jones were driving on Sept. 24 in Hammond, Indiana, with Mahone’s two kids in the back seat when Mahone was stopped and ticketed for driving without wearing a seat belt. The stop was caught on cellphone camera by Mahone’s 14-year-old son,”[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 1:53 pm § in Misc.

Proselytizing with a badge and gun

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana state trooper who pulled over a 60-year-old woman for a traffic violation and, after writing a warning ticket, asked her if she’s a Christian, what church she attends, and handed her a religious pamphlet. David Bursten, a spokesman for the Indian[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 12:22 pm § in Politics

Shame Falls ON Turkey

Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS Sadly for the Kurds they did not get their own country when the Ottoman Empire was split up after WWI.  What ought to be Kurdistan became part of the Soviet Union. Iraq, and Iran.. and of course Turkey. Now the  town of Kobani is about to [&he[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 12:07 pm § in Misc.

Netanyahu Joins The Tea Party

Netanyahu claims Obama is un-American. . Netanyahu is trying here to explain a simple idea … that Jerusalem is the cpait5al of Israel and, therefore Israel has the right o allow its citizens ot build housing there.. both Arabs and Jews.  The spin gets lost because Netanyahu is not acknowledgi[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 11:59 am § in Misc.

Here’s A Heartwarming Cop Story

Most police officers are decent and fair-minded working stiffs trying to do a good job — just ordinary people like us with families and modest aspirations.   This is easy to forget, because these cops usually don’t make the news, so they fly under our radar.  We bloggers focus on bad p[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 8:40 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The UW vs the WSU: a view from Pullman

Linda Chalker Scott: Associate Professor and Extension Urban Horticulturist What’s the most disappointing about WSU’s pursuit of a medical school is that at the same time it continues to diminish its statewide presence in Extension. Over the last several years WSU has cut county funding to Exten[...]

October 7th, 2014 - 1:40 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Working In Israel While Arab .. not so bad!

An article recently published by the PA official daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida lauds Israel and Israeli employers of Palestinians for their positive employment ethics towards their workers, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports. “The only cases in which a Palestinian worker does not receive the salar[...]