Archive for October 17th, 2021

October 17th, 2021 - 10:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media

Trumper faces prison for threats against families of journalists

A California man “upset about President Biden’s victory” pleaded guilty on Friday, October 16, 2021, to “making threatening interstate communications to a journalist’s relative living in New York,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The journalist was George Stephanopo[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 9:35 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

A glimpse of life under China’s inept and corrupt communist system

The 55-year-old impoverished Chinese man who lived with his frail 89-year-old mother in this house couldn’t keep his roof on when the windstorm came, and then couldn’t get it back from his wealthy neighbor. Local authorities had previously given him permission to build a new house on his[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 5:26 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Southern football (video)

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October 17th, 2021 - 3:31 pm § in Misc.

How a Capitol rioter describes himself now

“Daniel ‘D.J.’ Rodriguez, the Donald Trump fanatic who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and was arrested for electroshocking D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone …, spilled his guts to the FBI after his arrest, repeatedly crying as he told special agents” [...]

October 17th, 2021 - 3:13 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Jews, Law and Courts

Calling torture by its right name

Last week, at least four Supreme Court justices referred to waterboarding as “torture.” I would have missed this tidbit if I hadn’t been perusing a Spokane newspaper looking for something else. What does Spokane have to do with this? Oh, only the fact a key facet of the George W. B[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 2:22 pm § in Misc.

Bear eats GoPro (video)

“Not so funny when you consider this is the last thing bear victims see,” a comment on YouTube says. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 1:56 pm § in Politics

Idaho to audit ballots in all 50 states!

“Ten Idaho legislators … have signed a letter calling for an audit of 2020 election results in all 50 states,” a Spokane newspaper reports here. “The letter was originally written by Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, a Republican,” the story says, adding, “Rogers a[...]

October 17th, 2021 - 1:18 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Suddenly school board races are expensive, partisan, and important

School board elections are coming up. You may want to educate yourself about the candidates, because chances are you’ll be voting for or against masks, and you vote for an anti-masker you’re probably also voting against “critical race theory” — a poorly defined term tha[...]