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October 9th, 2020 - 11:38 pm § in Humor, Misc.

What’s that thing on his head?

A halo? A frisbee? A smoke alarm? An alien flying saucer?   Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 11:08 pm § in Misc.

2 Maine cops fired for torturing porcupines

     Two Maine cops were fired and charged with felony animal cruelty for beating 11 porcupines to death with their batons while on duty, a Maine newspaper reported. One also pepper-sprayed the animals. They’re also charged with wildlife violations.      Another officer is on administrat[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 10:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

GOP losing ballot drop box battles

In Texas, a federal judge blocked GOP Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county, saying it violated Texans’ “fundamental right to vote under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.” Abbott claimed removing drop boxes was necessary to prevent voting fr[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 9:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP senator disparages democracy

This article is commentary from a middle perspective, i.e., neither radical right nor radical left. It’s time we have a serious talk about democracy, because Republicans don’t believe in it, and this week a prominent GOP senator, Mike Lee of Utah, came right out and said it. This is what[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 5:08 pm § in Misc.

George W. Bush’s opportunity for redemption

Excerpted from CNN (read op-ed here) by Arick Wierson “Trump is not fit to hold the office now, and he certainly shouldn’t be allowed to govern for another four years. America needs to put this unwitting experiment in kakistocracy to an abrupt end, and the best man to do that is George W[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 1:09 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

The GOP packed 2 Supreme Courts and targeted 7 more. They’re complaining?

Republicans have been “trying to change the size of courts at both the state and federal levels for years,” Huffington Post reported on Friday, October 9, 2020, adding, “Two of those attempts, in Arizona and Georgia, were successful. In both cases, the GOP controlled the legislatur[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 2:58 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

City worker slashed by razor blades on Trump-Pence sign

Someone’s in big trouble. A building inspector who was doing his job — removing yard signs placed in city right-of-way too close to the road — had his fingers slashed by razor blades when he reached to pull up a Trump-Pence sign. Read story here. The homeowner presumably didn’[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 1:52 am § in Politics

GOP candidate trails sea lion in Washington governor poll

Anyone who runs for Washington governor can get 42% by pasting an “R” after his name. If he has anything on the ball he might get 45% (Seattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant in 2016) or even 48% (Attorney General Rob McKenna in 2012). However, the base Republican vote in Washington is 42%[...]

October 9th, 2020 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Dominates the Computer World!

Seattle needs a better name than “Emerald City.”  Every time I hear that dumb name, I think of Oz.  Seattle should be called Cloud City!    Seattle-based Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer under $600M federal contract It may well be that the history of the 21st century wil[...]