Archive for May 21st, 2015

May 21st, 2015 - 11:10 pm § in Israel/Palestine

Repugnant Jews: The Torah Gives Israel to The Jews?

(Times of Israel) Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, the country’s de facto top diplomat, told Israeli diplomats Thursday not to hesitate in asserting to their foreign counterparts that the entire Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. In an unapologetic speech to incoming F[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 11:06 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics, Religion, The Ave Scene

Can’t defend Evil

I recently got into an argument about whether or not the Islamic State was fighting for justice.  Not sure why I entertained statements made by someone who I thought was intelligent on this subject.  How do people sympathize with a group that enslaves women and children? According to the Islami[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 10:07 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Gay-bashing hypocrite bites the dust

Rev. Matthew Makela, formerly an associate pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Midland, Michigan, led a salacious double life. Read about it here and here. [...]

May 21st, 2015 - 9:46 am § in Uncategorized

Was WalMart’s anti-union video made with union actors?

A similar “training film” made for Target a few years ago was. (You can read about it here.)[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 9:34 am § in Misc.

Suspect led cops on 100 mph chase, but they didn’t kill him

He’s constantly in trouble with the law, but not much ever happens to him. Wonder why? Maybe because he’s Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of Paris Hilton, and because we have a three-tiered criminal justice system in this country: One for the rich, another for whites, and a third for [...]

May 21st, 2015 - 8:52 am § in Misc.

Nebraska legislature votes to abolish death penalty

Nebraska’s single-house legislature voted 32-15 yesterday to abolish the death penalty. This is a large enough majority to override an expected veto from GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts. Those voting to abolish included 18 Republicans, 13 Democrats, and 1 independent. The vote came the same day a popular O[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 7:28 am § in The Ave Scene

Small, Rational Steps To Help Seattle’s Crisis of Affordable Rentals

From the Stranger: Fix the just cause eviction rules. Close the tenant relocation assistance loophole. Make landlords give tenants more notice in “no-fault” evictions.[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 4:13 am § in The Ave Scene

Wa Bud Light

Should WA State “Bud-lightify” WA Bud ? ? Now that WA state has legalized weed, the time has come to decide if the state should market its brand. Annie Lowrey at the New York Times  Magazine has written about the inevitable, brand named  products, where two joints with the same brand name wil[...]

May 21st, 2015 - 1:03 am § in America

Your Soul Has a Gender, Given by God

  DelBene Supports First Federal Ban Mandating That Gender Preference is Innate.  Nest step?  Maybe the right will solve global warming by passing a law that changes the chemistry of CO2?  Or maybe the left will pass a law making opium non addictive?    Congress ought not legislate scienc[...]