Archive for October 7th, 2020

October 7th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Economics

Chart: U.S. interest rates 1798-2020

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October 7th, 2020 - 9:51 pm § in Health, Politics

Pence’s pinkeye: What does it mean?

TV shows everything, including the white flecks on Mike Pence’s dark suit, and the now-famous fly on his head. But what many viewers fixated on was his left eye. “In the corner, it appeared to be very red,” Raw Story reported here, “and it sparked conversations about whether [...]

October 7th, 2020 - 9:21 pm § in Politics

The other debate: Inslee v. Culp

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October 7th, 2020 - 8:09 pm § in Humor, Politics

The fly

“Imagine you’re a fly. You’re zipping along and see a soft, white surface. You land and look up. You realize you’re at the 2020 vice presidential debate and you’re seated atop the head of Vice President Mike Pence. This was the reality of one insect at the debate on Wednesday night.[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 7:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Pence flouted the debate rules

The rules of the vice presidential debate were clear. Did Mike Pence not understand them? He overtalked Harris and the moderator. He went over his time. He wouldn’t stay on topic. He didn’t answer questions he was asked. He interrupted Harris. He appropriated time that belonged to Harris[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 4:01 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

NJ mail carrier dumped 98 ballots; no political motive found

A New Jersey mail carrier, hired in July and new to the job, has been arrested for discarding 1,875 pieces of mail over a 3-day period which included 99 ballots and 600 pieces of first-class mail. The mail ended up in two dumpsters, and was found by a local resident, who called police. Heavy searche[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 3:02 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Another O’Keefe smear exposed

This article contains news and liberal commentary. GOP dirty trickster James O’Keefe and his “Project Veritas” minions are at it again, this time falsely accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign of illegal “ballot harvesting.” With the usual tactics: Doctored video cli[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in Politics

Does the VP debate matter?

Some pundits may think so. Not me. Vice-presidential debates don’t affect election outcomes. Voters focus on the presidential candidates. Some have won with nobodies on their tickets. In fact, it’s rare to have two political powerhouses on the same ticket. Eric Kall, a debate coach at th[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 11:32 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Derek Chauvin is released on bail

Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis cop charged with murder for choking George Floyd to death while Floyd lay handcuffed on the pavement, was released from jail on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, after posting $1 million bail. News reports say Chauvin posted a bail bond. The bond (here) doesn’t s[...]

October 7th, 2020 - 11:01 am § in Humor, Misc.

Sheep on trampoline (video)

Maybe this is where the inspiration for Oh Sheep! came from. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]