Archive for March, 2022

March 31st, 2022 - 9:47 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

GOP candidate threatens doctors who refuse to prescribe ivermectin

A GOP candidate for Wisconsin attorney general says she’ll prosecute doctors for murder if they refuse to prescribe ivermectin to dying Covid-19 patients (read story here). Karen Mueller (photo, left), who runs a solo practice in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, also has brought lawsuits against mas[...]

March 31st, 2022 - 11:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Graham flip-flops on Supreme Court nominee he previously voted for

When Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) ran for president in 2016, he was one of my favorites in the GOP field. I especially liked his military background, and thought, “Hmm, here’s a principled Republican I maybe could vote for.” Boy, was I wrong then. Since then, his stature has shrunk t[...]

March 30th, 2022 - 10:56 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Russia

Is Tulsi Gabbard a Kremlin agent? Russian TV says she is

Tulsi Gabbard (photo, left; bio here), who was elected to Hawaii’s legislature and then Congress as a Democrat, and sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has long been something of an oddball, not least for her frequent pro-Russia comments. This came into sharper focus after Russ[...]

March 30th, 2022 - 10:24 pm § in Misc., Russia

Are tanks obsolete?

“Tanks have ruled land warfare for more than 80 years,” a article says (here). But that era may be coming to a close. Tanks made their first battlefield appearance in World War 1. After initial issues of mechanical reliability and tactics were worked out, they achieved some [...]

March 30th, 2022 - 12:10 pm § in Religion, Science

Hubble finds a very old star

It’s the most distant star astronomers have ever seen, “a super-hot, super-bright giant that formed nearly 13 billion years ago at the dawn of the cosmos,” about 900 million years after the Big Bang, Huffington Post says (read story here), adding, “But this luminous blue star[...]

March 30th, 2022 - 11:49 am § in Business

Facebook fights dirty against TikTok

Emails show Meta, the parent company of Facebook, “paid GOP consultants to smear TikTok as it lost teens,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, March 31, 2022 (read story here). Facebook “sought to cast its rival as harmful to teenagers and a danger to society,” Huffington [...]

March 29th, 2022 - 8:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Clarence Thomas’ real scandal

This week, a federal judge who ordered the release of Jan. 6 emails wrote that Trump “more likely than not” engaged in criminal conduct when he tried to stop Congress’ certification of the 2022 election (see story here). Also this week, it emerged there’s a 7-hour gap in the [...]

March 29th, 2022 - 7:53 pm § in Humor, Misc., Russia

Ukraine issues new postage stamp

Read the story behind it — who designed it and the event it commemorates — here and here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 29th, 2022 - 1:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP legislators won’t impeach GOP attorney general who killed a man and thought he hit a deer

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, a Republican, killed a man walking on a road Saturday night, September 12, 2020, while driving home from a fundraiser, apparently scrolling through his phone instead of watching the road. Ravnsborg left the scene, called police. and reported hitting a �[...]

March 29th, 2022 - 10:31 am § in America

50th Anniversary of end of Vietnam War.