Archive for May 23rd, 2021

May 23rd, 2021 - 7:22 pm § in Schools & Colleges

PHOTOGRAPHY: Prude patrol

A Florida school is under fire for photoshopping student yearbook pictures. Read story and see more mangled photos here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 6:53 pm § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Why the GOP descended into lunacy

In 2012, two political scientists wrote an essay for the Washington Post (read it here) that was startlingly prescient: The Republican Party, they said, was becoming “”ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, dis[...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 6:02 pm § in Misc.

Simone Biles’ double pike (video)

First female gymnast to do this vault in competition. Watch video below and read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 2:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Prison for white cop who brutalized innocent black man

A federal judge sentenced Brett Palkowitsch (photo, right), 33, a white former St. Paul police officer, to 6 years in prison for kicking and allowing a police dog to maul a black man, a Minneapolis news outlet reported on Friday, May 21, 2021 (read story here). Palkowitsch mistook Frank Baker (photo[...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 1:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

No-bid contract

When governments buy goods and services, they usually do so through a bidding process, but not always. “No-bid” contracts earned notoriety under George W. Bush, where the term became associated with cronyism, political favoritism, and corruption — the most prominent example being t[...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 1:55 am § in Misc.