Archive for August, 2021

August 31st, 2021 - 10:08 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Those pot brownies were good! (Video)

If your dog is this spacey, you didn’t hide them well enough. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 31st, 2021 - 3:41 pm § in Health

You can’t blame THIS on America’s crazy anti-maskers

“An unidentified customer at a British Columbia Dairy Queen urinated on the restaurant floor in front of employees after they asked him to wear a face mask. The incident happened Friday night around 9 p.m. at the fast-food chain’s Port Alberni location,” Huffington Post reported on Tue[...]

August 31st, 2021 - 2:36 pm § in Health, Religion

The anti-maskers’ “image of God” argument

A Catholic school in Michigan sued to overturn a state mask mandate, arguing that “God created us in His image, we are masking that image.” An Ohio GOP state legislator refused to wear a mask using a similar argument. Across the U.S., people claiming to be Christians tender arguments lik[...]

August 31st, 2021 - 12:42 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Why do Republicans lie so much?

Photo: President and First Lady Biden and other dignitaries at Dover AFB as casualties of the Kabul airport bombing are brought home.      From CNN, Monday, August 30, 2021 (story here, with original links left in): “On Saturday night, an entirely false claim about President Joe Biden went [...]

August 30th, 2021 - 10:53 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Slippery vaccination mandates

The U.S. government could decree that every American get vaccinated, but so far it hasn’t, and there’s no indication it will. That’s a political decision, and one not likely to be made. Some governors are strongly encouraging residents to get vaccinated, while others are prioritizi[...]

August 30th, 2021 - 9:37 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Is a bloodbath coming in Afghanistan?

“With the U.S. military now out of Afghanistan, the task of evacuating tens of thousands of Afghan allies left behind falls to nongovernmental organizations and international aid groups — who say they are unable to tell them where to go next,” NBC News reported on Monday, August 30, 2[...]

August 30th, 2021 - 8:08 pm § in News Media

White man accosts black TV reporter doing storm coverage

An angry white man jumped out of his pickup and confronted a black reporter doing a live shot for NBC News from Gulfport, Mississippi, the day after the area was “slammed by Hurricane Ida,” The Hill reported on Monday, August 30, 2021. (Read story here.) The driver pulled off the road an[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 5:36 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics

Are Democrats in trouble for 2022 and 2024?

A public opinion firm says it looks that way (read story here). They point to polls showing a drop in public approval of President Biden and the Democrats who control Congress. Biden, for example, has gone from 57% approval and 38% disapproval in May, to 41% approval and 55% disapproval last week. H[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Environment, Politics

Should we stop farmers from wrecking the climate?

Fossil fuels. Cars and planes. Food production. All contribute to climate change. Farms produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Lots of it. You’ve heard of burping cows? No joke, cows are a major emitter of methane (see story here; for a quick overview of agricultural pollution in general, g[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 3:57 pm § in Health, Humor, Misc.

Gifts for your anti-vax friends

How about a coffee cup?                     Or, if you want to splurge, a t-shirt.     Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]