Archive for October 22nd, 2020

October 22nd, 2020 - 11:13 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s “America’s comeback” ad

“One of the Trump campaign’s latest Facebook ads … depicted an American flag and … a scene of … a tranquil field …. The voiceover of the ad says, ‘In a face of a trial unlike any other, America is doing what we always do,’ as the clip continues into the scene of the field […][...]

October 22nd, 2020 - 10:21 pm § in Science

Zoo crime

This article contains news with science commentary. A gay penguin couple kidnapped eggs from a lesbian penguin couple at a Dutch zoo and are trying to hatch them, Huffington Post reported on Thursday, October 22, 2020. “Penguins typically share parenting responsibilities equally, so the work s[...]

October 22nd, 2020 - 10:05 pm § in Politics

Voting crime

In Washington State, this is a civics lesson for a young child (read story here). In some states, it’s “ballot harvesting” and a crime (read state-by-state rules here, and see story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 22nd, 2020 - 9:54 pm § in Politics

Mitch McConnell’s hands

GOP senator Mitch McConnell, who’s currently running for re-election, “did not answer questions about his health … after reporters asked him about what appeared to be bruises and bandages on his hands …. The 78-year-old did not respond when asked if he was being treated by a [...]

October 22nd, 2020 - 1:58 pm § in Misc.

How this blog has evolved since its founder’s death

This blog is now over 10 years old, and it’s been 7 months since its creator, Professor Steve Schwartz, was fatally stricken with Covid-19. Without his presence, some changes were inevitable, although the fact I’ve been a contributor since the blog’s inception helps provide continu[...]

October 22nd, 2020 - 12:05 pm § in Politics

A Republican’s message to Democrats

by Stuart Stevens (original post here) I’ve spent a lot of my life—far too much in retrospect—waging war on the Democratic party. It was my job and I was good at it but in all those battles, even in the toughest of races, I never hated the other side. I wanted to win each race […][...]