RSS

Archive for December 3rd, 2021

December 3rd, 2021 - 11:17 pm § in Democrats, Politics

McConnell’s blueprint for America

Voters are disenchanted with Democrats right now. Inflation, still-high unemployment, Covid weariness, frustration with schools, and a host of other issues (not least, probably, getting their kids’ presents delivered before Christmas) are on their minds. It doesn’t matter how much of thi[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 10:53 pm § in Misc.

Mother vs. leopard

A leopard resident of a northeast India nature reserve must have thought it was grabbing an easy meal when it snatched a 5-year-old boy from a village near the reserve. The jungle cat failed to reckon with the boy’s mother. She chased it over half a mile, and beat it with a stick to free [&hel[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Why only 7 years for racist slasher?

Ole Hougen, 45, the rough-looking shirtless character in the photo, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for slashing a black man “10 to 20 times” in the head and chest with a 9-inch knife, CNN reported on December 3, 2021 (read story here). Seems lenient to me. The victim, who didn’[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 8:15 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Gun-toting rioter planned to “remove” Pelosi and McConnell

Prosecutors filed court papers on Thursday, December 2, 2021, accusing Guy Reffitt, a Texas militia member, of taking a gun and wrist restraints onto the Capitol grounds during the January 6 insurrection intending to “physically remove or displace” Speaker Pelosi and GOP Senate leader Mc[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 7:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump lawyer’s laughable hypocrisy

John Eastman, a lawyer affiliated with the Claremont Institute, a fascist think tank based in California, declared he’ll defy a House subpoena related to the January 6 insurrection, CNN reported on Friday, December 3, 2021 (see story here). The committee is very interested in what Eastman migh[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 3:14 pm § in Law and Courts

“Stand your ground” didn’t work for this trigger-happy homeowner

In August 2019, three stupid teenagers in Dayton, Ohio, snuck into a man’s garage and climbed into the car they found there.¬†They were looking for a dark place to smoke pot in. The survivor later said they thought the car was “abandoned.” The homeowner came outside with a gun, and[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 2:47 pm § in Economics

Biden asked to delay Medicare premium hike

Social Security retirees are set to get a 5.9% cost-of-living raise in January, but with inflation running at 6.4%, and much of that raise slated to disappear into Medicare’s maw, they’ll be left much poorer. A major part of the Medicare premium hike is due to a controversial Alzheimer&#[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 2:12 pm § in Misc., Politics

Retired Sen. Bob Dole dies

  ROBERT JOSEPH DOLE 1923 – 2021 WOUNDED WAR HERO, VETERANS ADVOCATE, SENATOR, PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, REPUTABLE REPUBLICAN, FAMILY MAN, AND A DECENT HUMAN BEING Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 12:56 pm § in Law and Courts

Michigan school shooter mom’s crazy letter to Trump

She wrote to Trump in 2016 to thank him for supporting “gun rights.” In rambling fuming, she blamed her son’s poor school performance on Common Core and “illegal immigrants,” asserting “most of their parents are locked up.” (Statistics show that citizens hav[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

The Un-News: What didn’t happen the week of 12/3/21

Kyle Rittenhouse didn’t sue LeBron James for defamation. A second grader didn’t scream “shut the f— up!” at Jill Biden in a reading class. Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial proceedings weren’t broadcast through phone lines. Stores didn’t write off customers[...]