Archive for February 23rd, 2015

February 23rd, 2015 - 11:39 pm § in Misc.

Is a KING 5 story about teacher pensions misleading?

“In Washington, public employees who commit a crime don’t lose their taxpayer guaranteed retirements, and teachers can earn the right to a lifetime retirement after working for as little as five years.”  That’s the lede of a KING 5 story posted on its website tonight. It con[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 6:24 pm § in Misc.

CBS releases tapes O’Reilly asked for

Bill O’Reilly asked CBS for the videos of its Falklands news coverage. CBS obliged by releasing the videos and putting them on its website. They show, among other things, that O’Reilly edited history: “Meanwhile, the author of that New York Times article O’Reilly read from on Med[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 2:38 pm § in Misc.

Is Brian Williams Running for the Republican Nomination to be President?

Why does anyone show surprise when a talking head turns out to be an empty headed faker? Remember how Ronald Reagan reminisced about his landing on D Day? While speaking at a forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2008, an audience member asked Williams what his “wow” interview was o[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 1:13 pm § in Hypocrisy

Bill O’Reilly interviewed me, too


February 23rd, 2015 - 11:56 am § in Hypocrisy

CBS kicked O’Reilly out of Argentina

Far from being the combat-veteran hero who saved his cameraman that Fox News mouthpiece Bill O’Reilly portrays himself as when he was a young CBS correspondent covering the Falklands war, O’Reilly was ordered by his bosses to leave Argentina for insubordinate and disruptive behavior. [...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, Religion

Anniversary of SS Struma

The SS Struma, whose passengers fled Romania and docked in Istanbul, was denied entry to Palestinian territory by colonial power Britain. On Feb. 23, 1942, Turkey towed the vessel to the Black Sea and set it adrift. A Soviet torpedo sank it the next morning, and only one person survived. The episode[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 4:54 am § in Misc.

Screens to replace windows on S-512 supersonic jet

BBC: Why even fly?  Just virtualize! A company building a supersonic jet says it plans to replace cabin windows with thin display screens embedded in the wall. Spike Aerospace, of Boston, which is designing the plane, says drag will be reduced by removing windows, which “cause significant cha[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 4:39 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY: An alternative to watching your web

 President Romney, visiting the USS GW Bush, announced that the NSA has found a nonintrusive alternative to to snooping on your telephone.[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 3:39 am § in The Ave Scene

Langston Hughes

 Kingfish Café The Coaston sisters celebrate their family cookbook from New Orleans.  Some call it soul or maybe N’awlins.  Whatever, the recipes from poet Hughes are awesome and were that way for a couple of decades at the Kingfish Cafe.   Looking forward to take-outs to com.    RIP K[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: How many aircraft carriers does Russia have?

The US Navy has ten nuclear powered  super carriers able to launch fleets of air power anyplace  the sea goes.  We also have a large number of smaller carriers.  All of these are combat ready.  How many operational carriers have today? A. 7 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1 E. 0  [...]