Archive for November 10th, 2020

November 10th, 2020 - 10:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Disgruntled Trump supporter arrested for threats

For people who are passionate about politics, it’s hard when your candidate loses an election. The disappointment stings. It can almost feel like a death in the family or a breakup. Still … “Federal prosecutors have charged a Staten Island, New York, man with making threats [agains[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 7:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The fall of Trump

Read CNN correspondent John Harwood’s brilliant takedown of Trump here. Excerpts: “Until now, life has taught Trump one overriding lesson. One way or another — with lawyers and lies, family money and shameless bluster — he has always found a way to skate past trouble. …[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 6:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump’s Grade-A prime rib election fraud case blows up in his face

“A Pennsylvania mail carrier has recanted claims made in a sworn affidavit that supervisors tampered with mail-in ballots,” the Washington Times, a GOP-friendly rightwing newspaper, reported on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Richard Hopkins, of Erie, Pennsylvania (photo, right), had claimed[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 6:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How prevalent is voting fraud?

Four years ago, PolitiFact said, “The Washington Post reported … there were a total of four confirmed cases of voter fraud nationwide in the 2016 election … out of about 135 million votes cast.” (Read story here.) Look, Trump is a pathological liar. Four years ago, he claimed[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 3:32 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

London Times reports new details of Hunter Biden smear

“Ukrainian businessman Hares Youssef has alleged he was promised a US visa in return for information that would damage Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. … “Youssef alleged he was asked to lie about Hunter Biden’s business dealings to damage the reputation of Joe Biden. In retu[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 2:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Pompeo pledges smooth transition to “second Trump administration”

Yeah, maybe in 2036, if Trump isn’t in a nursing home by then. (Read story here.) Photo: What 2024, 2028, 2032, and 2036 GOP nominee Donald J. Trump might look like when President Harris leaves office after her second term, utilizing age-enhancing software  Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 2:21 pm § in Biden, Politics

Guessing game: Who will be Biden’s cabinet and key staff?

Update (11/11/20): Ron Klain will be Biden’s White House chief of staff (read story here). CNN’s guesses (read story here): Chief of Staff: Ron Klain, who was Biden’s chief of staff when Biden was vice president. Secretary of State: Susan Rice, who was Obama’s UN ambassador, [...]

November 10th, 2020 - 1:03 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Debunking election conspiracy theories

The election is over, folks. Joe Biden won. The process of certifying the election and formally electing him isn’t over yet, but those are just formalities, and the result is inevitable: Biden will be our next president. If anyone reading this doesn’t want to accept this, that’s th[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

Hi-tech ways to defeat bicycle theft

From electronic serial numbers and radio tracking to Skunk Locks, ingenious inventors are figuring out ways to deter and defeat bicycle thieves, and find and recover stolen bikes. Read article here. Photo: The Skunk Lock, when cut, emits chemicals that induce retching and vomiting  Return to The-Av[...]

November 10th, 2020 - 10:57 am § in Science

Science: Archaeologists explain two million year old skull of human-like African creature

Three years after archaeologists found fragments of a 2 million year old skull in a quarry near Johannesburg, South Africa, researchers have pieced it together and interpreted it. The skull belonged to a male Paranthropus robustus, a hominid species that died out. It was found just a few feet away [...]