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February 18th, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Environment, Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Texas flapjacks

How to cook when the power’s out. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 3:57 pm § in Misc.

Driving while in Texas (video)

Seems like they weren’t ready for this. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 3:10 pm § in Politics

Understanding politics

Politics are about feelings, not facts or reason. Politicians appeal to how people feel, not what they think. Most people don’t want to defend their views; they want respect for their views. This is why campaigns, political speeches, and election outcomes are the way they are. Return to The-Av[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 2:45 pm § in Politics

GOP attorney general killed a man and reported hitting a deer

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, a Republican (of course), killed a man walking on a road Saturday night, September 12, 2020, while returning home from a fundraiser. He called police and reported hitting a “deer.” Authorities aren’t saying whether Ravnsborg called 911[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 2:25 pm § in Biden

Biden unveils immigration plan

But it will need GOP votes to pass in the Senate, and it’s ambitious — too ambitious — so Pelosi suggests breaking it into pieces. The idea there is that Republicans who would otherwise oppose it might support some parts of it, such as the Dreamer provisions. Broadly speaking, Bide[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 10:40 am § in Misc., Politics

Street straddling Arkansas and Texas displays a stark contrast in the 2 states’ public works

The Texas electrical grid failed because they didn’t winterize it. They didn’t spend anything on snowplows, either (photo below; story here). And a few years ago, when the state was being consumed by wildfires, the Republican governor had to beg President Obama for federal disaster assis[...]