Archive for December 10th, 2021

December 10th, 2021 - 9:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did Trump’s pal Kanye West try to extort a false confession from an innocent election worker?

Trump is not a graceful loser. Lose he did. Voters in states with a majority of electoral votes decided a single term was enough. Since then, Trump and his allies have falsely claimed the election was stolen and peddled absurd conspiracy theories. In their relentless hunt for scapegoats and bogeymen[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 7:29 pm § in America, News Media, Politics

Brian Williams signs off from MSNBC (video)

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December 10th, 2021 - 7:25 pm § in Humor, Politics

Christmas Karens (video)

Jimmy Kimmel’s adaptation of Christmas carols to the times we live in. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 6:21 pm § in Politics

Effort to recall Kshama Sawant fails

Kshama Sawant is the Socialist who can’t be made to go away. First elected in 2013, re-elected in 2015 and 2019, then surviving a recall in 2021 despite her detractors spending $1 million on their campaign to unseat her, it’s obvious voters in her district like her. Sawant seems radical [...]

December 10th, 2021 - 3:06 pm § in Humor, Misc.

A house of 72 cats

“An accidental shooting led police in New Hampshire to a house that was overrun with more than 70 cats,” ABC News reported on Friday, December 10, 2021. The circumstances were a man went to an ER after shooting himself while cleaning a rifle, the hospital reported it to the police, they [...]

December 10th, 2021 - 1:42 pm § in Business, Law and Courts

Why businesses must be regulated

Businesses normally engage in single-minded pursuit of profits — which is what business leaders see as their role and responsibility — and it’s left to government regulators and unions to look out for the health, safety, and best interests of workers. That’s why we need gover[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 1:04 am § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Alert students thwart campus shooting spree

By all appearances, the failing student intended to take shoot up a campus overflowing with students showing up to take final exams. “John Hagins, 19, threatened an attack similar to the 1999 mass shooting at the Columbine High School,” Daytona, Florida, police say (read story here). Hag[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 12:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is American democracy doomed?

George Packer (bio here), son of Stanford professors and Yale graduate, and therefore unquestionably an erudite and bright guy, writes in The Atlantic (here): “A year after the insurrection, I’m trying to imagine the death of American democracy.” And make no mistake, it was an insurrec[...]