Archive for April 15th, 2022

April 15th, 2022 - 5:50 pm § in Politics

Loren Culp gets phished

One-time cop and perpetual candidate Loren Culp fell for “a common phishing scam.” “Culp claimed … that Facebook had notified him it was about to delete his campaign page” and lit into Big Tech, the Tacoma News Tribune reported here. “But Facebook says it sent no [...]

April 15th, 2022 - 12:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why Sen. Lee and Rep. Roy realized Trump’s coup attempt was illegal

Trying to understand Republicans is like an oceanographer peering at the water’s surface and trying to figure out what’s beneath it. I’ll give it a try. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is a hard-right conservative who represents a deep-red state. He’s also a lawyer, and former assistant[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 12:00 pm § in Racism

Jackie Robinson tribute

75 years ago today, he broke MLB’s color barrier. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 2:51 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Always blaming someone else

Mitch McConnell once described Donald Trump in these terms: “He’s always setting up somebody to blame it on.” CNN political reporter Chris Cillizza says, “Yes! That exactly! There’s dozens of these examples. And they all tell the same story: If and when anything goes ba[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 1:42 am § in Russia

Is nuclear war edging closer in Ukraine?

The threat of Russia using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine “cannot be taken lightly,” but so far the CIA hasn’t seen “a lot of practical evidence reinforcing that concern,” CIA Director William Burns said Thursday, April 14, 2022 (read Reuters story here). Burns spe[...]

April 15th, 2022 - 12:38 am § in Russia

Russia loses “Battleship” game

I don’t know if you’ve played the “Battleship” game. The idea is to locate the enemy’s ships and sink them by firing missiles at  blank game board spaces. You can get the board game here or play it online here. Countries play real-life “Battleship,” too. Th[...]