Archive for November 2nd, 2020

November 2nd, 2020 - 11:35 pm § in Racism

How everybody can get along (video)

And you don’t have to lock all of ’em up, just the worst ones. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 11:10 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Agincourt battlefield

This field is where the English and French armies met in 1415. Thousands died here. Read more (and see more photos) here and here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 10:38 pm § in Misc.

Dixville Notch has voted!

The legendary “ballot room” is where the first votes are cast, counted, and announced. 12:25 a.m. EST, Nov. 3, 2020: Results — Biden 5, Trump 0. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 7:14 pm § in Science

Anthropology: Was a world war fought in 50,000 BC?

Condensed from a BBC article (here): “Warfare is an intrinsic part of being human. War isn’t a modern invention, but an ancient, fundamental part of our humanity. Historically, all peoples warred. Our oldest writings are filled with war stories. Archaeology reveals ancient fortresses an[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 6:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Biden without a mask!

Conservative twitter feeds and blogs are going bonkers over this photo, which Richard Grenell shared with 671,000 followers. Grenell, according to Wikipedia (here), is a “staunch Trump loyalist … named by Trump in 2020 as Acting Director of National Intelligence … from February to[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 6:10 pm § in Misc.

THE-Ave Challenge:Whatsit?

A. Shore front condo under construction in Nevada, 1954 B. Italian transatlantic plane from 1920 C. Resort built by Donald Trump’s father in New Jersey. D. Movie set for Swedish take off film about Flash Gordon E.  Alaskan camp built during oil discoveries.  .[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 4:34 pm § in Politics, Racism

100 years ago today …

” … African American residents of Ocoee, Florida, went out to cast their ballots in the presidential election …. [I]n the run-up to the 1920 election, Black people in Ocoee were registering to vote in droves. “State and local officials — along with the Ku Klux Klan R[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 1:49 pm § in Politics, Racism

GOP official says “no” to generators for New Orleans black precincts

In Louisiana, as in other states, the Secretary of State is in charge of elections. That official is Kyle Ardoin (photo, left), a Republican and vocal Trump supporter. Some precincts of New Orleans are still without power a week after Hurricane Zeta. Ardoin refused to provide generators for those po[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 1:32 pm § in News Media

Today’s OTHER news

It took some searching to find stories that aren’t about the election, but … SUCCESS! BBC: Is the world falling out of love with the super-rich? Should we ban billionaires? (Read it here.) CBS: A cop injured by an unknown protester sued the protest organizer. The Supreme Court threw out [...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 12:46 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

“The single most important quality a president must have”

By David Gergen      [Editor’s note: Gergen is one of Washington D.C.’s most senior and respected journalists and political observers. He’s written something here that’s so true, and makes so much sense, that it’s worth calling attention to. This op-ed, originally pu[...]