Archive for March 8th, 2022

March 8th, 2022 - 7:42 pm § in Humor, Misc., Russia

“Ukraine is game to you???” (video)

Don’t ask me how I find this stuff. It just pops up. The Google gods have a sense of humor. (Click on “Watch on YouTube” to play video.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 8th, 2022 - 6:24 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, war profiteer

Sure is, and she would know. On Feb. 22, the day before this tweet, she bought Lockheed Martin stock (story here), which is up roughly $65 a share since then. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 8th, 2022 - 3:20 pm § in Russia

PHOTOGRAPHY: End of the road

Sure glad I wasn’t inside when it blew up. It sucks to be a Russian tank soldier these days. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 8th, 2022 - 1:09 pm § in Law and Courts

Guilty plea to threatening senators who certified election

A Pennsylvania lawyer arrested en route to Washington D.C. to kill Democratic senators in retaliation for certifying the 2020 election pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats. Kenelm L. Shirk III (photo), 72, of Akron, Pennsylvania, also threatened to kill his wife. She called police, who issue[...]

March 8th, 2022 - 12:20 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Jury convicts Capitol rioter who threatened his own family

Either prosecutors didn’t offer Guy Reffitt a plea deal, or he didn’t take it when he should have. Reffitt is the first Capitol rioter to be convicted by a jury, found guilty on all counts on March 8, 2022 (read story here). Reffitt, 49, who belongs to a Texas militia group, traveled to [...]

March 8th, 2022 - 2:20 am § in Misc.

GOP myths about energy prices

Republicans hoping to capitalize on public frustration with rising gasoline and home heating costs are peddling falsehoods. In the U.S., gasoline, diesel, and natural gas prices were already rising before Russia invaded Ukraine as demand surged from people commuting and traveling again. This would h[...]

March 8th, 2022 - 1:29 am § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

The saga of an American journalist’s hasty departure from Russia

She’s out now, having caught a last-minute flight to Istanbul, Turkey — an exit gateway for many people fleeing Russia right now. Molly Schwartz was there on an exchange program, her visit cut short by Putin’s war against Ukraine. She says while Ukrainian refugees are “leavin[...]