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September 14th, 2021 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.

California recall backfires

Both sides made California’s recall election a referendum on Covid-19 restrictions and mandates, and it backfired spectacularly on its promoters. They lost so big that the results may embolden Democrats elsewhere to press forward with sterner measures. (See story here.) The recall effort, whic[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 6:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Poor misunderstood Donald Trump

In their new book, “Peril” (get it here) Woodward and Costa wrote (see story here): “But after the Electoral College affirmed that Biden won¬†the White House in December, McConnell delivered a floor speech¬†recognizing Biden as President-elect. Trump called McConnell immediately af[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 6:20 pm § in Science

Dogbone asteroid

A huge asteroid (superimposed over Italy for scale in the artist’s rendering below) named after a famous Egyptian queen is shaped like a dogbone, and has its own moons. To me it looks more like a peanut. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 2:04 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Democrats want to raise taxes and cut yours

Democrats want to pay for their ambitious $3.5 trillion spending plan, which would remake America’s safety net, by raising taxes on wealthy people and corporations. See details here. Meanwhile, tax changes sought by House Democrats “would cut annual tax bills for Americans earning less t[...]

September 14th, 2021 - 11:04 am § in Biden, Politics

“It’s been widely reported”

… in rightwing media that someone in the White House has a mute button to turn Biden off when he begins sounding senile. And a United States Senator was determined to get to the bottom of it. So he grilled Biden’s secretary of state about it in a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Sen.[...]