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Archive for July, 2015

July 31st, 2015 - 9:31 pm § in Misc.

Changing my mind about position 9, Seattle City Council.

Bill Bradburd if you squint hard, Sawant disappears. Perhaps from where you are. But where I am the blare is pretty hard to ignore.  Her slogans make it very hard to “hear” what others have to say.   The vote this Tuesday in District 3 will, sadly, be based on reactions to her politic[...]

July 31st, 2015 - 12:53 pm § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Hot, Needle Melts


July 31st, 2015 - 11:34 am § in The Ave Scene

Hey Google … Is Seattle Chopped Liver????

Google’s high-speed fiber network to land in Salt Lake City The 1-gigabit-per-second Internet and TV service sets its sights on an eighth US city[...]

July 31st, 2015 - 9:02 am § in Misc.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly close: 44-40. Other cities either decliend to bid or, in the case of Boston, retracted their bids when the real costs became apparent. The Chin[...]

July 31st, 2015 - 8:14 am § in The Ave Scene


Andrew Fuller I find your constant demonizing of Sawant very strange, Stephen Schwartz. RESPONSE:  Andrew: You want demonization? How is Sawant different from Sarah Palin?   Sarah and Sawant  both demonize really, really good people … inciting hatred and hurting their own followers. Look [...]

July 31st, 2015 - 1:26 am § in Misc.

Obama’s Plan to Name the World’s Fastest Supercomputer After His Mother

OBAMA .. “think fast!”   Yesterday, Obama signed an executive order launching a program to build the world’s fastest supercomputer—30 times faster than all others. China’s Tianhe-2 became the fastest supercomputer in the world in 2013, beating the American Titan. On Wednesd[...]

July 30th, 2015 - 11:20 pm § in Misc.

Medicare Is Born: July 30, 1965

Sixty years ago today, Lyndon Johnson signed the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He was in In Independence, Missouri,  to honor  Harry S. Truman. Truman, the heir to FDR, first proposed a national health insurance plan in 1945. The effort failed because conservatives called what is now Medic[...]

July 30th, 2015 - 6:59 pm § in America

UPDATES: The Ave Readers Like Family Squabbles!

I am amazed.♥ The original Hugh Schwartz post had 200 hits in one day, but this one has over 2300! The Schwartz family Feud Has Potential For TV! 7 PM July 30   Since noon when I posted the latest hate mail from Hugh Schwartz and William Quick, my aggressive brother and brother-in-law,  their [...]

July 30th, 2015 - 6:30 pm § in The Ave Scene

Will Sawant’s Army Win?

TAX THE RICH! DOWN WITH LANDLORDS! WORKERS ARISE! As Seattle goes to the polls, our mail in ballots are due by next Tuesday! Meanwhile, something new is happening .. at least new for Seattle.  One candidate, Kshama Sawant, has built her campaign in District 3 on masses of external funds.  Almost [...]

July 30th, 2015 - 1:30 pm § in Misc.

This is sport?