Archive for May 12th, 2022

May 12th, 2022 - 5:32 pm § in Russia

First Ukraine war crime trial begins

Russian army sergeant Vadim Shysimarin (photo, left), 21, is charged in a Kyiv court with murdering a 62-year-old civilian. Ukrainian prosecutors say Shysimarin, described as a tank commander, was ordered to kill the civilian on a bicycle in a village outside Kyiv on Feb. 28, four days after the inv[...]

May 12th, 2022 - 3:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump wanted to court-martial retired military officers who criticized him

It’s abundantly clear that Trump was lawless and accepted no limits on his power. Admiral William McRaven (bio here), retired since 2014, criticized Trump as a civilian. Furious, Trump wanted to recall McRaven to active duty and court-martial him for “disloyalty.” Same with General Stanley McC[...]

May 12th, 2022 - 12:45 pm § in Misc., Politics

From hero to freak in a week

When horse trainer Eric Reed’s longshot steed, Rich Strike, a last-minute scratch entry in the Kentucky Derby, won the race the whole world was happy for him and his family. Videos showed his teary-eyed daughter proclaiming that nobody was more deserving, because of how hard he’d worked [...]

May 12th, 2022 - 2:57 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Susan Collins called cops on chalk

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who’s disappointed in nearly everything she votes for, but keeps voting for it anyway, called the cops because someone chalked a message on the sidewalk in front of her home asking her to “please” support women’s abortion rights. (See story here.) O[...]

May 12th, 2022 - 2:36 am § in Russia

How much has Russia damaged Ukraine?

Here’s the bill so far, as of May 10, 2022 (“10.5.2022” in European format): Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]