Archive for June 12th, 2015

June 12th, 2015 - 11:15 pm § in The Ave Scene

Commentary by SMS: How Do I Become Black?

The barrage of anger about Rachel Donezal’s real “race” is no better than any other manifestation of racism or ethnic bigotry.  If she lives as Black and works at being Black, her choice of identity should be only up to herself and to the Black community.     Rachel Donezal has[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 10:30 pm § in Politics

TPA is dead! Long live free trade!

“What most Americans have experienced are more foreign products on shelves, weak job growth for Americans, and declining living standards for all but the wealthy.” Ordinary Americans apparently have reached the end of their rope with politicians who give away their jobs — especiall[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 9:29 pm § in Uncategorized

Scott Walker’s arena scheme stinks so bad even the Kochs oppose it

“The NBA is threatening to move the Milwaukee Bucks franchise if the arena isn’t built by 2017.” Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to cut $300 million from the state’s public colleges and spend $250 million on a basketball arena in Milwaukee. Even college-hating conservat[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 9:15 pm § in Uncategorized

Jeb Bush’s Nigerian scam

“Dear Sirs, I Am the Son of US President George H.W. Bush and I Have a Business Proposition for You … “ “In March 1989, Jeb Bush arrived in Nigeria to a royal welcome. More than 100,000 American-flag waving Nigerians lined the streets of Gombe to watch as the US president[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 8:04 pm § in Misc.

2 Democratic Senators propose mandatory reporting of police shootings

Incredibly, the United States has no centralized reporting of fatal use of police force, and nobody knows how many citizens are killed by police in this country every year. Incomplete statistics kept by the FBI from voluntary reporting by some of the nation’s 18,000 police agencies suggest mor[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 7:45 pm § in Politics

It’s now a crime in Wyoming to collect pollution samples

Wyoming’s GOP legislature recently expanded its war against the environment by making it illegal to collect evidence of pollution. The bill was pushed by cattle ranchers embroiled in a lawsuit with an environmental group. (Click here for story) Photo: You’re allowed to smell it, but you&[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 7:35 pm § in Uncategorized

Cops erased security camera video of police killing

Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot by a Chicago cop 16 times, including 9 times in the back, in October 2014. He died at the scene. Afterward, police were given access to a nearby Burger King’s security camera system, and the next day investigators discovered 86 minutes of video during the period [...]

June 12th, 2015 - 7:27 pm § in Misc.

June Weddings .. by Mirel


June 12th, 2015 - 7:10 pm § in Misc.

17-year-old girl arrested for rejecting cop’s advances

NYPD has agreed to pay $45,000 to a Bronx teenager arrested and held in jail overnight for refusing a cop’s advances. The girl, who claimed she also was groped, sued for wrongful arrest and sexual harassment. The cop, Jose Peinan, has three other lawsuits pending against him but hasn’t [...]

June 12th, 2015 - 3:47 pm § in Politics

Billionaire claims retirement is against the Bible

“There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it’s been an accepted concept in our culture today. Nowhere does it say, ‘Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.’ It doesn’t say that anywhere. The example I think of i[...]