Archive for November 11th, 2021

November 11th, 2021 - 7:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Should black pastors be banned from lynching trials?

The Rev. Al Sharpton sat so quietly in the courtroom’s spectator benches the judge didn’t even notice he was there. The jury probably didn’t, either, until the lawyer defending one of the white men accused of lynching black jogger Ahmaud Arbery complained to the judge. Kevin Gough [...]

November 11th, 2021 - 6:07 pm § in Humor, News Media, Science

The stupid things journalists write

“The Perseverance rover took a well-deserved break in October during solar conjunction, but it’s back to investigating intriguing rocks in Jezero Crater on Mars,” CNN correspondent Ashley Strickland wrote in an article posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Or, out of an abundance [...]

November 11th, 2021 - 1:43 pm § in Racism

Racist ex-police chief assures us he’s not a racist

He was caught on surveillance video (below) “leaving a ‘Ku Klux Klan’ note on a Black officer’s raincoat,” NBC News says (here). That’s not all. He also “fashioned a KKK style hat out of paper” and told the officer “he had to wear it on his next [...]

November 11th, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Health

Vaccination is free, fake cards aren’t

If you get scammed by this, you deserve it. “The hidden market for fake vaccine cards has been growing as more states start to enforce vaccine mandates for public gatherings, and employers require proof of vaccination,” the Guardian reported (here), and “many of the people offeri[...]

November 11th, 2021 - 11:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Did you know WW2’s G.I. Bill was whites-only?

After World War 2, the troops returned home to a heroes’ welcome. A grateful Congress passed the G.I. Bill bestowing benefits that enabled them to attend college and buy homes, which provided millions a path into the middle class. If they were white. The law itself wasn’t discriminatory.[...]

November 11th, 2021 - 1:48 am § in Humor

Why the Founding Fathers didn’t go with pure democracy

Obviously because they watched this clip from the (now-canceled) Norwegian TV series “Norsemen” on YouTube (like we do) and after thinking about it went “hmm.” Yeah, reserving a veto power is always a good idea. Especially when you’re among friends. Return to The-Ave.US[...]