Archive for September 5th, 2021

September 5th, 2021 - 4:50 pm § in Law and Courts

Why this constitutionalist is wrong

Guy walks into public library. Starts video recording in violation of library policy. They call the police. He argues with the police, which he’s entitled to do, citing the Constitution and 1st Amendment. In a situation like this, here’s how our system is supposed to work. The library bo[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 3:32 pm § in Misc.

Video: Bears like honey

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September 5th, 2021 - 3:26 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Covid-19 death rates up to 3X higher in Trump counties

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September 5th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in Health

How stupid are anti-vaxxers?

Will take: Bleach Fish tank cleaner Horse deworming pills Won’t take: A safe, effective, approved vaccine that prevents serious illness and saves their lives Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 1:43 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, News Media

The Afghanistan Papers

With U.S. troops now completely out of Afghanistan, most Americans don’t want to hear about that country anymore, much less read an entire book about our war there went awry. Nobody learns anything from the mistakes of the past anyway. So this posting will be very short. The Afghanistan Papers[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 1:22 pm § in Politics

Banning assault weapons is good politics in Canada

“The head of Canada’s opposition Conservatives on Sunday scrapped a campaign promise to eliminate a ban on some assault weapons,” Reuters reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021 (read story here). The Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, are challenging Canadian P.M. Justin Trud[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 12:25 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

A brief history of Texas’s attempt to jail a woman for selling dildos

The Texas legislature, to sidestep the constitutional restraints preventing government agents from searching citizens’ bedrooms for condoms or watching them have sex, didn’t ban possession or use of dildos; they only banned the sale of dildos. Undercover cops actually busted a churchgoin[...]