Archive for March 11th, 2015

March 11th, 2015 - 7:19 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas frat bans Mexicans, interracial dating, and “fagetry”

At the University of Texas – Austin, the Phi Gamma Delta (aka “Fiji”) fraternity’s confidential rules prohibit Mexicans, interracial dating, and “fagetry,” and reportedly throws “Border Patrol” parties, according to (image from Twitter).  Qu[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 7:01 pm § in Uncategorized

Stupid cop fired for racist rant

Former Jackson County, Mississippi, deputy sheriff Michael Slater — notice I said “former,” because he no longer works there — threatened an online gamer in a video chatroom by saying, “You about to come to a f—–g paid police officer’s house. I get pa[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 6:02 pm § in Misc.

FTC sues DirecTV for false advertising

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a federal lawsuit charging DirecTV with defrauding its customers, CNN reports. The complaint alleges that DirecTV lured customers with promises of $19.95 a month satellite TV service, but to get that deal, customers had to sign a 2-year contract obligating them[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 5:43 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson police chief resigns

The triumvirate is gone. The three people most responsible for turning the City of Ferguson into a racketeering syndicate — municipal judge Ron Brockmeyer, city manager John Shaw, and police chief Tom Jackson — have been ousted. So has Mary Ann Twitty, the city’s racist court clerk[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 1:33 pm § in America, Politics

Speak loudly and carry a small stick: The Logan Act and American foreign policy

By rights, the Logan Act should never have never made it onto the Internet chat circuit. Approved in 1799 by a sharply polarized Congress, the Act was seen, even at the time, as nothing more than a gesture to put an upstart state legislator (Dr. George Logan) in his place for schmoozing the French. [...]

March 11th, 2015 - 12:29 pm § in Misc.

Fossil of First Human May Have Been Found in Ethiopia

           An ancient jawbone fragment is the oldest human fossil discovered yet, a bone potentially from a new species that reveals the human family may have arose a half million years earlier than previously thought, researchers say.[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 12:23 pm § in Uncategorized

Netanyahu Joins a History of Jews Mislead by Messianic Beliefs

In Judaism, “messiah” originally meant a divinely appointed king, such as David, Cyrus the Great[1] or Alexander the Great.[2] Later, especially after the failure of the Hasmonean Kingdom (37 BC) and the Jewish–Roman wars (AD 66-135), the figure of the Jewish Messiah was one who would [...]

March 11th, 2015 - 12:10 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Sad day

A good friend, who will go unnamed in this piece out of respect to his loved ones, passed away.  I always find myself thinking, why am I still here after I hear about a childhood friend or former teammate being murdered or locked up in prison?  What did I do to be fortunate enough to […][...]

March 11th, 2015 - 9:46 am § in Misc.

A Companion Site to THE-Ave.US!

THE Ave has a sister site, a creation of my South Carolinian brother in law, William Quick. For those who like to engage in family feuds, y’all are more than welcome to visit Dr. Quick’s ouvre.  It may give you a feel for some of the ongoing feud that has elicited some of my (SMS) [&hel[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 9:15 am § in Politics

Is the GOP a rudderless ship?

Departing White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer, in an interview with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, explains how Obama lost his innocence and realized he can’t negotiate with Republicans: “ … The original premise of Obama’s first presidential campaign was that he could reason[...]