Archive for April 10th, 2015

April 10th, 2015 - 5:53 pm § in Politics

Video clip of Fox reporter being jerk at White House briefing

The other day a female reporter named Susan Crabtree, who works for the Washington Examiner, a conservative online tabloid owned by rightwing billionaire Phillip Anschutz, referred to the president as “Obama” five times at a White House briefing while asking questions of Press Secretary[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 5:28 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: UW Joins Seattle..Will Pay Minimum Wage

UW raises minimum wage to $11 per hour for all student workers (UW Press Release) The University of Washington announced today it is increasing the minimum pay for its student workers to $11 an hour, effective April 1, 2015, consistent with its announcement March 31 that it was moving 70 non-student[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 12:22 pm § in The Ave Scene

Sandwiches in Seattle?

PUBLICOLA: Grinders Hot Sands Amid the strip-mall wastes of north Aurora sits this tidy shrine to great live music and perfect sandwiches. Though the meatball and cheesesteak have their defenders, the Ciabatta best exemplifies classic grinder greatness: stacks of hot capicola, Genoa salami, mortadel[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 11:37 am § in Uncategorized

Breaking News: Hillary to declare her candidacy this Sunday (CNN)

Hillary Clinton will declare on Sunday that she’s running for President of the United States, CNN is reporting this afternoon. None of the Republican spaghetti seems to be sticking, because all recent polls show her leading every GOP potential candidate by double digits. And if you think GOP[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 11:21 am § in Misc.

THE-Ave Challenge: This is a statue of ?

A. Eleanor Roosevelt B. Golda Meir C. Lucille Ball D. Marge Simpson E. Chelsea Manning[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 10:34 am § in The Ave Scene

Unions and Labor Suicide

HANJIN LEAVING PORTLAND In the ’70s – back when there were lots of longshore jobs – ILWU guys were getting market-rate wages. As ports began to containerize those jobs started disappearing and that’s when the labor disputes began. Instead of fighting the containerization and job loss[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 8:59 am § in Misc.

Remembering Buchenwald: A Palestinian Refugee Camp Is Starving To Death

Children Starving To Death. CLICK IMAGE TO GO TO A SITE WHERE YOU CAN HELP CLICK HERE TO GO TO PLO TO DONATE DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (from multiple sources, including WORLD POST) The Palestinians of Yarmouk to Ynet: We need international intervention, Islamic State is beheading people ”To know w[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 8:52 am § in Uncategorized

Comcast does it again

Comcast is near the top of almost every list of most-hated companies. The company is legendary for price gouging and rotten customer service. Last summer, a recorded Comcast customer service call went viral when a “retention specialist” badgered a couple when they tried to cancel their C[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 7:54 am § in Misc.

California deputies viciously kick and punch captured suspect

A Los Angeles TV helicopter has captured “disturbing” footage of deputies furiously beating a suspect who had fled officers on horseback after he was tased, dehorsed, and lying on the ground with his hands behind his back. The cops pounded the man’s upper body and head with foot ki[...]