Archive for August 25th, 2020

August 25th, 2020 - 3:20 pm § in Misc.

How to unblock NBC sites

Articles on The-Ave.US sometimes link to NBC sources. If you go to NBC News, NBC Nightly News, or CNBC, you may get a window that blocks access to the website. With CNBC, there’s usually a link at the bottom of the window that says, “Continue without supporting this time,” and clic[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Trump wants to eliminate payroll taxes. That could end Social Security.

Without replacement revenue, Social Security benefits could end in 2023, and Social Security disability benefits would end sooner in 2021. Over the years, Democrats have repeatedly warned supporters the GOP wants to kill Social Security, often in connection with fundraising efforts. Many Republican [...]

August 25th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in News Media, Politics

Alaska AG ousted in sexting scandal

Alaska’s attorney general, Kevin Clarkson, 61, a Republican, resigned Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, after it became public that he sent more than 500 personal messages, many suggestive, to a female state employee. Clarkson’s office is not elective, so he’s an appointee of the governor, and h[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 2:25 pm § in Misc.

GOP candidate: Pelosi a “traitor” who “could be executed”

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon believer praised by Trump as a “future Republican star” and likely to be elected to Congress this fall, was a blogger who promoted conspiracy theories, claimed “Pizzagate” (an alleged child sex trafficking ring) was for real, the Marjory Stonem[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 1:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How the GOP sees America

All their speeches are the same: If the Democrats win, civilization will end, mobs will take over cities, and barbarians will burn down your house. (click on image to enlarge)[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 10:08 am § in Misc.

Take the #GuilfoyleChallenge!

Twitter users are taking the #GuilfoyleChallenge. Click here for examples. The goal is to outdo Kimberly Guilfoyle’s widely mocked “scenery-chewing” RNC speech (here). If you don’t know who Guilfoyle is, she’s a gold digger and social climber who married California Gov.[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 9:19 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

“They’re coming for your suburbs!”

Describing peaceful BLM protesters walking past their mansion as a “mob,” a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for threatening the protesters with drawn guns claimed Democrats want to “abolish the suburbs” in a fireside chat recorded for the GOP convention. Read story her[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 8:34 am § in Health, Schools & Colleges

After a week of classes: Alabama has 531 cases, Iowa State has 130 cases

“What we have to do is identify where does the virus thrive,” Tuscaloosa’s mayor said. Read story here. “We are monitoring the data,” ISU’s public health coordinator said. Read story here.[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 7:18 am § in Racism

Deemed “suspicious” by security because they’re black, she’s a professor, he’s a musician.

Black people aren’t safe from cops even on university campuses. Security officers at a public university spotted a black man on campus, reading and working on a computer, and considered that so “suspicious” they followed him to faculty housing where his sister, a professor, lives. [...]

August 25th, 2020 - 1:54 am § in Health

Ex-SEAL who terminated Osama bin Laden’s command banned from Delta for mask violation

Must wear mask on planes. No exceptions. Robert O’Neill (photo), an ex-Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, has been banned from Delta Airlines for violating its in-flight mask requirement, according to several news sources. ABC‘s Atlanta affiliate reported O’Neill [...]