Archive for January 17th, 2015

January 17th, 2015 - 10:43 pm § in Misc.

Throwing red meat to the lions

Bobby Jindal may be serious about running for president, but he isn’t a serious presidential prospect. He’s just another irresponsible demagogue throwing red meat to the lions. “Let’s be honest here. Islam has a problem.” Those are key sentences in an incredibly hard-h[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 8:29 pm § in Uncategorized

In Oklahoma, a white guy shooting a black police chief isn’t a crime

“The man who allegedly shot an Oklahoma police chief four times during an attempted arrest likely won’t face criminal charges. … Horton shot Police Chief Louis Ross three times in the chest and once in the arm after the chief and four Washita County sheriff’s deputies raided[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 3:53 pm § in Misc.

Why I Like Gated Communities

I like the idea of the rich living in gated communities surrounded by high walls with security cameras. If they’re all in one place, it’s easier to keep an eye on them, plus this quarantines them from the rest of society.[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 2:31 pm § in The Ave Scene

Radical Republicans: in WASTATE

I-594 outlaws private gun sales in the state by requiring “universal background checks.” Under the new law, it is not legal to even lend a gun to a friend without going through a background check, except in cases where the friend needs the gun because of an imminent threat against his or her l[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 12:36 pm § in America

So, if the Israelis Do It, Shouldn’t We?

So, Israel tweaks its ID cards So the Republicans made a big deal about everybody needing an identity card in order to vote. The Democrats, probably correctly, saw this is an effort to cut a few more votes off from the totals Democrats get from poor people… People who may not be able to afford [&h[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 11:38 am § in America, Hypocrisy


State Senate bans openly carried guns in public gallery Lt. Gov. Brad Owen announced Friday that the public will no longer be able to openly carry firearms in the state Senate chamber’s public viewing area.[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 11:19 am § in Misc.

Slur of the Day

Ann (North America) a white woman to a black person—or a black woman who acts too much like a white one. While Miss Ann, also just plain Ann, is a derisive reference to the white woman, by extension it is applied to any black woman who puts on airs and tries to act like Miss […][...]

January 17th, 2015 - 8:30 am § in America

When citizens were heroes and cops were villains

“Go back home, you n***** lovers.” Those were the first words Steve Marlo, now 87 and living in Marysville, heard when he arrived at the Birmingham airport in March 1965. They were spoken by a burly sheriff’s deputy and would be repeated many times by other men wearing police uniforms in t[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 8:06 am § in Misc.

2014 was the warmest year ever

The results are in: 2014 was the warmest year ever. But that record probably won’t last beyond next December. Fourteen of the 15 warmest years on record have occurred since 1997. The evidence of a warming planet is irrefutable, and nearly all reputable scientists have concluded that mankind[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 7:26 am § in Jews, Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Whoisit?