Archive for September 1st, 2020

September 1st, 2020 - 7:31 pm § in Economics, Politics

Relief bill negotiations update

Congress is returning to work after its August recess, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who represents the White House, told congressional leaders he believes “a bipartisan agreement still should be reached.” (Read story here.) Here’s where the Democratic and Republican bargai[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 6:21 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s “MIB” fantasy flight vs. the real danger to America’s stability

This article contains news and liberal commentary with a touch of biting satire. Author’s note: This is one of my major recent writing efforts. Despite the title, it is wide-ranging. Topics include Trump’s baseless claim about a planeload of “antifa thugs,” Joe Biden accusing[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 5:10 pm § in Misc.

When a retailer folds, the bankruptcy trustee sells your customer data to the highest bidder

This article is news with liberal commentary. In the Covid-19 economy, many retailers are filing for bankruptcy. When that happens, their assets go on the block, for sale to the highest bidder to pay creditors. Those assets include customer lists, often with personal information from “physical[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 3:44 pm § in America, Politics

I know how rightwing militias could eliminate liberals but won’t tell you

This article contains liberal commentary. I had a flash of inspiration this morning (I get my bright ideas in two places, both in the bathroom). Rounding up liberals is cumbersome, hit-and-miss, prone to mistakes (they might attack each other), and would take more manpower than they’ve got. Th[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 2:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Barr orders FBI to tell politicians and campaigns talking to foreign meddlers they’re being wiretapped

This article contains news and sarcasm. The new policy, NBC News reports, goes like this: “Before conducting physical searches or wiretaps of a federal election official, members of the official’s staff, candidates for federal office, or their staff or advisers, the FBI must now consider[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 1:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Racism

“Don’t resist the police”

Even if they’re arresting the wrong person. This article contains news and commentary. Tell them your name. Show them your ID. Comply with their demands. Don’t run, struggle, or resist if they take you into custody. Never mind missing medical appointments, losing your job, no one being t[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 6:33 am § in Donald Trump, Jews

Are There Bad Jews?

Being a Jew does not make you a good person.  America has seen its cast of despicable Jews from the role of Judah Benjamin in the Confederacy to the scandals of Bernie Madoff to the illegal use of immigrants in a kosher meat plant.  Now we have the Adelsons. A Facebook Friend was surprised when [&[...]

September 1st, 2020 - 12:48 am § in Misc.

Well, well, what a whale tale

From her expression, you’d think she’s never seen breaching humpback whales before. From NBC Nightly News, Aug. 31, 2020 Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]