Archive for March 20th, 2021

March 20th, 2021 - 5:47 pm § in America, Politics

2020 U.S. House elections: Where red and blue seats are

This map, of course, doesn’t tell you where the voters are. Some districts are nearly evenly split. It only tells you where the majorities are. (Source: Wikipedia) (Click on map to enlarge) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 20th, 2021 - 4:59 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Pierce County’s sheriff must go

For years, Ed Troyer (photo below) was the official voice of the Pierce County, Washington, sheriff’s department. He was on TV whenever there was a major crime story, press conference, or announcement. So when the old sheriff retired, it’s not surprising he won the job, given the influen[...]

March 20th, 2021 - 1:51 pm § in America, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Out of control sports fans

Ohio State’s Buckeyes No. 2-seeded basketball team lost to No. 15-seeded Oral Roberts University in the national tournament’s first round, “making Ohio State the ninth No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament history to lose an opening round game, according to WCMH-TV, the NBC affiliate in [...]

March 20th, 2021 - 1:30 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

Stimulus payment

This time I’m getting my stimulus payment 6 weeks earlier, and by direct deposit instead of by mail. Nothing’s changed on my end. I’ve had direct deposit of my government benefits (social security) all along. The only thing that has changed is new management overseeing federal reli[...]

March 20th, 2021 - 12:31 pm § in Politics

Leveling the political playing field

The voting rights bill snaking through Congress is pushing GOP buttons. “‘H.R. 1 is an attempt to use the Democrats’ slim majority to unlevel the playing field and take away the rights of roughly half of the voters in the country,’ said Mark Weaver, a GOP consultant based in [...]