Archive for October 21st, 2021

October 21st, 2021 - 11:25 pm § in Humor, Politics

You’d think she killed somebody

From the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 (here): “Republicans are telling Meghan Markle to ‘stick to acting’ and daring the royal family to strip her of her title after she wrote a letter to Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Majority Lea[...]

October 21st, 2021 - 10:30 pm § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Law and Courts, Politics

Biden errs, then criticizes himself

Last week, The Hill says, Biden was asked about (in its words) “people who defy subpoenas from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol,” an obvious reference to Steve Bannon (image left). Biden replied, “I hope that the committee goes after them and holds [...]

October 21st, 2021 - 3:34 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

This is teaching?

A Riverside, California, teacher was recorded mocking Native Americans by a Native American student in her class. Her final words: “I get to go home.” She was, in fact, sent home while the school district figures out what to do with her. (Wanna guess?) Read story here. Whatever this is, [...]

October 21st, 2021 - 3:14 pm § in Misc.


The final slope on Everest’s north ridge. These stones once were a seabed. Today, thanks to tectonic plates and continental upthrusting, there are no higher rocks. (Click image to enlarge) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 21st, 2021 - 1:35 pm § in Misc., Science

What are dinosaur bones worth?

This one, dug up from South Dakota in 2014, and now located in Paris, just sold to a private collector for $7.7 million. (Read story here.) A plastic replica presumably would cost less. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 21st, 2021 - 1:24 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs

How to deal with Haiti’s kidnappers

“The leader of the Haitian gang who kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries has threatened to kill the hostages if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding,” CNN reported on Thursday, October 21, 2021 (read story here). What he wants is $1 million per hostage. Five of those hosta[...]

October 21st, 2021 - 12:30 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trumper arrested for threat against judge

A Kentucky Trump supporter angered by a Georgia judge’s dismissal of an election lawsuit left him a threatening voicemail. She’s now been arrested in Kentucky, charged with making a terroristic threat, and is awaiting extradition to Georgia. That means she’s cooling her heels in a [...]