Archive for September 12th, 2020

September 12th, 2020 - 9:00 pm § in America, Racism

The right way to remove statues

A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, was lifted off the pedestal on which it stood for 111 years in front of the county courthouse on Saturday, September 12, 2020, one month after the county board of supervisors voted to remove it. “There has been a robust, community-driven process t[...]

September 12th, 2020 - 6:53 pm § in Law and Courts

Slugging people isn’t free speech

Compiled from news reports and other sources. Five members of Patriot Prayer, a rightwing vigilante group, were hit with felony charges and a $1 million civil lawsuit for starting a brawl at a Portland, Oregon cider house on May 1, 2019. About 20 members of the group went to a business called Cider [...]

September 12th, 2020 - 6:01 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Boy, did this cat screw up!

This is what happens to cats who adopt houses where little girls live. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 12th, 2020 - 5:30 pm § in Law and Courts

What lawyers do

If you’re thinking of going to law school and becoming a lawyer, or are simply wondering what lawyers do: A lawyer takes a set of facts, identifies issues, figures out which rules and legal precedents apply, then uses logical reasoning to reach a conclusion, usually in the form of a decision ([...]

September 12th, 2020 - 4:35 pm § in Politics

America’s political geography

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September 12th, 2020 - 2:14 pm § in Health, Politics

Mask-defying Dakotas now lead in Covid-19 cases

“Coronavirus cases in the Dakotas,” where Republican governors have resisted enforcing health rules and many people disdain masks and social distancing, “are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation,” ABC News reported on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Read story here. [...]

September 12th, 2020 - 1:35 pm § in Environment

Cities with worst air quality

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September 12th, 2020 - 8:00 am § in Politics, Racism

Far-right militias don’t exist to defend property. They have political goals. Defending our democracy isn’t one of them.

Read these articles: “Opinion: America’s Armed, Antisemitic Far Right Is Prepping to Defend Trump in November” “How to Keep Armed Militias Out of Your City” Image below: Counting down to election day. From a militia website. (click to enlarge) Return to The-Ave.US Home [...]

September 12th, 2020 - 7:59 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump can’t spell

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September 12th, 2020 - 1:53 am § in Donald Trump, Politics


ICE sickened hundreds of immigrant detainees to provide muscle for Trump’s D.C. photo-op. This photo gave over 300 ICE detainees Covid-19. The explanation is complicated. To get the photo, Trump’s aides had to clear away peaceful protesters. The D.C. mayor wouldn’t do it with local[...]