Archive for April 29th, 2015

April 29th, 2015 - 11:11 pm § in The Ave Scene

Goldy’s golden girl has gone from sizzle to fizzle.

My interest in Kshama Sawant has evolved in a series of posts on TA.  At first, I was hopeful, based on my respect for David Goldstein , that this lady was more than a loud mouth  demagogue.  I thought she might be a really good thing … an intellectual, a trained economist, a socialist  u[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 9:40 pm § in Misc.

Mother Jones: The cops started riots

According to Mother Jones, this is how the Baltimore riots started: “When school let out … police were in the area equipped with full riot gear. According to eyewitnesses … the police were stopping busses and forcing … students … to disembark. Cops shut down the local subway stop. The[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 4:04 pm § in Misc.

Is it OK to call these men Black Heroes?

So, if rioters can not be called thugs because they are Black, how do we coin a term for these heroes that recognizes that these are BLACK MEN?   Of course I never equated the thuggery in Baltimore with skin color until political correctness butted in. These African Americans probably are very pro[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 3:04 pm § in Misc.

DA who charged killer cops receives threats — from cops

“Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety because of her decision to charge two Albuquerque police officers with murder in the fatal shooting of homeless camper James Boyd last year, she told ABQ Free Press. … ‘I fear for my safety because other Alb[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 2:23 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Quote Of The Day

A Texas A&M professor made waves by announcing he intends to flunk his entire class. “I hope he still left time at the end for everyone to fill out course evaluations.” — Daniel Doty, Summer Counselor[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 2:08 pm § in Uncategorized

When a violent state preaches nonviolence, will anyone listen?

                      “When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself [...]

April 29th, 2015 - 11:55 am § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

The song that never ends

An African American man is murdered by the police.  African Americans get upset, and wait for justice to be served.  This is despite the fact that we know that the police will most likely be acquitted of any wrong doing. Next, local African Americans will hold rallies, marches, and eventually th[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 10:27 am § in America

FACEBOOK: When is “thug” not a euphemism for “n******”

I hate newspeak. Orwell created the term in “1984” to describe the way the Ministry of Truth manipulated people by creating definition .. “War=Peace” or “Choice =Abortion” are examples.  Of course Orwell’s fictional practice  is now all too common as a pra[...]

April 29th, 2015 - 4:11 am § in Misc.

Email Scams

from òfriend@from ò I hope you receive at this time ? Sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to England the UK for a program, I am presently in England and I am having some difficulties. I misplaced my bag on my way to the hotel where my other valuable things were kept. [...]