Archive for May 21st, 2022

May 21st, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Still think conservatives believe in “freedom”?

The U.S. Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is meeting in Hungary, whose strongman is teaching them how to seize power. Read stories here and here Conservatives don’t like social change and want to preserve a way of life they’re comfortable with. But they’re a voting minority, and[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 5:59 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas cattle rustlers caught

“Lawmen came to remote Loving County, Texas, on Friday to arrest the county judge, a former sheriff’s deputy and two ranch hands on one of Texas’ oldest crimes — cattle theft,” NBC News reported on Saturday, May 21, 2022 (story here). “Judge Skeet Jones, 71, the top elected o[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 5:45 pm § in Misc.

What’s in a horse’s name? (video)

Ironically, a horse named Early Voting won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Law and Courts

Geoducks are the root of all evil

Jeffrey Olsen, 52, a Seattle-area seafood broker, “bought 2,500 pounds of geoduck from various Alaska divers … mixed together in crates for shipping,” according to a local TV station (see story here). “A day later, before the clams were exported, a diver notified Alaska state[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 3:23 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

PA election: Now for the arcane stuff

As of Friday, May 21, 2022, Dr. Oz leads McCormick by 1,070 votes in the GOP Senate primary. It’s a fragile, razor-thin lead. This election probably will go to an automatic recount, as provided by Pennsylvania law. Recounts are always more accurate, because they pick up ballots that were misco[...]