Archive for August 23rd, 2020

August 23rd, 2020 - 10:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Kellyanne Conway quits

Kellyanne Conway, a White House senior adviser and Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, announced on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, she’s leaving her post to devote time to her family. Read story here. Her husband, George Conway, a Trump critic, also said he’s leaving the Lincoln Project, an ant[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:11 pm § in Humor, Politics, Science

BREAKING NEWS — Asteroid to destroy earth a day before election

“An asteroid known as 2018 VP1 is headed straight to Earth” and “could hit on November 2, 2020, according to the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS) at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” numerous news sources reported on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Read story he[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:05 pm § in Racism

White cop shoots black man 7 times in front of his kids, touching off several nights of rioting

A black man trying to break up a fight between two women was shot in the back by one of several white cops responding to a domestic disturbance call when he entered a van occupied by his three young children, touching off several nights of rioting and peaceful protests. Buildings and vehicles were b[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 7:45 pm § in Law and Courts

Did this traffic scofflaw deserve to die? Should cops have chased him?

A guy ran a red light in an Arkansas town. A cop turned on his flashers and siren. The driver sped away. The cop chased him for 1/2 hour, and finally used a PIT maneuver to stop him, at 109 mph. Both vehicles went airborne. The driver was killed, the cop injured. Obviously, a PIT […][...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 7:09 pm § in Misc.

What I think of today’s journalism.

Stupidity doesn’t deserve equal time. Lies don’t deserve equal space. All ideas aren’t equally valid. Journalists, do your job. No, it’s not easy. Never was. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 7:00 pm § in Misc.

How bad will it get for colleges?

Dozens of universities and colleges were already under financial stress from declining enrollments and state support before Covid-19 shut down campuses. With classrooms and dorms shuttered, some may not survive. You’ve possibly heard of the Federal Reserve’s bank “stress tests̶[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 5:35 pm § in Misc.

Public park. $3 million admission.

    Get the hell out of my public park! Read story here.[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 3:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What Trump’s sister thinks of him

Trump ‘has no principles and you can’t trust him’ — Retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry Read story here. Trump allies reply here.[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:06 am § in Misc.

Mystery of the Sea


August 23rd, 2020 - 2:50 am § in Misc.

Diesels can’t pull trains. Electric motors do.

A mechanical transmission couldn’t be made big enough. So, instead, the diesel is used to generate electricity for motors that pull the train. These traction motors develop tremendous torque. That’s how you get all that weight rolling! Trains are pulled by electric motors! Needless to sa[...]