Archive for March 2nd, 2015

March 2nd, 2015 - 10:35 pm § in Environment, The Ave Scene

Nobody Drives to Work IN Seattle?

Only 31% of people who work in downtown Seattle drive alone to work.  That is a continuing decrease from an estimated 50% in 2000, 35% in 2010, and 34% in 2012.  [...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 7:21 pm § in Misc.

Obamacare critic’s healthcare plan is panhandling

“The States do not have to take or support or pay for Obamacare or anything else from Washington DC,” rightwing firebrand Richard Mack exhorted his fans on his website. Struggling with medical bills, he added on his GoFundMe page, “It is difficult and humbling to say that we need y[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 6:58 pm § in Politics

Republicans propose to ban history

With Republican-controlled legislatures in several states poised to ban the teaching of history in their public schools, and replace it with a requirement that students read Reagan speeches, we are reminded that, “Conservative contempt for academia has long been established” and “a[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 6:35 pm § in Politics

More Bill O’Reilly Lies Surface

The Washington Post reported on Friday, “O’Reilly has said he has reported from Northern Ireland, where the sectarian ‘Troubles’ resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths and thousands of injuries over 30 years — before a peace settlement was reached in 1998. In his 2013 book, ‘Ke[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 6:14 pm § in The Ave Scene


Governor Jay Insley has proposed a $15 billion transportation package.  The package, as usual, is vehemently opposed by Tim Eyman who argued that passage of  the new taxes to support the package should  require a 2/3 vote by a majority. Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen ruled against Eyman.  He rule[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 4:24 pm § in Politics

GOP Rep: “Some Call Them Mothers”

Republicans have a way with words, don’t they? What I mean is, did God put Republicans in this world on a bet with someone to see how many people they can piss off? Huffpo reports, “A pregnant woman is just a ‘host’ that should not have the right to end her pregnancy, Virgini[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 2:25 pm § in Misc.

The world’s 10 richest people

              Per Forbes: #1 – Bill Gates Jr., $79.2 billion #2 – Carlos Slim Helu, $77.1 billion #3 – Warren Buffett, $72.7 billion #4 – Amancio Ortega, $64.5 billion #5 – Larry Ellison, $54.3 billion #6 – Charles and David Koc[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

New Mexico students stage walkout to protest Common Core tests

Hundreds of students walked out of New Mexico high schools and staged protests against Common Core testing they claim detracts from real learning and doesn’t accurately measure their educational progress. Common Core was carefully thought out by a legion of qualified and experienced educators,[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 12:47 pm § in Misc.

CNN tape debunks O’Reilly lie

If Fox News is nothing more than the propaganda arm of America’s political right, they’ll ignore the furor over Bill O’Reilly’s serial lies and continue employing him as their chief propagandist. After all, Hitler didn’t fire Goebbels for lying. And while a real journal[...]

March 2nd, 2015 - 12:40 pm § in Misc.

SPAIN: Returning to nature

Ancient beasts roam Spain’s wilderness Campanarios De Azaba (Spain) (AFP) – In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago. Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countr[...]