Archive for October 28th, 2021

October 28th, 2021 - 11:25 pm § in Politics

A Trump appointee’s insider stock trades

In February 2020, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) learned before the public did that Covid-19 was about to devastate the U.S. economy, and promptly sold $1.6 million of stock to buyers who didn’t know what he knew. Moments later Burr phoned his brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, a business consultant Trum[...]

October 28th, 2021 - 11:05 pm § in Law and Courts

Oklahoma botches 3rd consecutive execution

States using lethal injection to execute killers struggle to get execution drugs because pharmaceutical companies won’t provide them. So prison officials get creative. They go to compounding pharmacies that create the drugs for them. It doesn’t always work as it should. In fact it often [...]

October 28th, 2021 - 9:52 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Video: “Does your dog bite?”

Moral: Don’t assume. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 28th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in Health, Racism, Schools & Colleges

A letter to readers about school board controversies

A letter from the National School Boards Association to President Biden (read it here) requesting “federal law enforcement and other assistance” to protect children, educators, and school board members from “threats of violence and acts of intimidation” after a series of dist[...]

October 28th, 2021 - 2:49 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

This isn’t free speech or protest

Getting up in front of a school board meeting and saying you object to vaccine and mask requirements is free speech. Peacefully marching with signs in front of a school district administration office is protest. The following is NOT free speech of protest: dumping chemicals on a school board member&[...]

October 28th, 2021 - 12:01 am § in Law and Courts, Misc.

How NOT to hire a hitman

Steven Marcus Kelley, 48, of Monroe, Louisiana (photo), is awaiting trial on state charges of sexually assaulting his ex-wife’s daughters, ages 8 and 12, according to a local TV station (story here). He’s presumed innocent of this until found guilty in a court of law. While sitting in ja[...]