Archive for August 2nd, 2022

August 2nd, 2022 - 7:49 pm § in Humor, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Politics-free sign

Tyler Watson of Chandler, Arizona, isn’t running for office. As his not-a-campaign-sign says, he’s only crossing his arms. That’s made his signs wildly popular. Read story here.   Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 5:09 pm § in Schools & Colleges

In schools the chickens are coming home to roost

With a new school year fast approaching, Des Moines public schools have lost more than 500 teachers this summer, and Iowa schools have over 1,600 vacant teaching positions statewide (see story here). “Buffeted by culture war clashes and burnout, Iowa educators have had enough and are checking [...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 3:47 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts

How to go out in style

From Daily Mail (here): “A terminally-ill university lecturer who mooned a speed camera for his bucket list has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing …. Darrell Meekcom, 55, was arrested in the garden of his home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, by several officers after dropping his [...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 12:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Only 60 days in jail for threatening to kill kids wearing BLM tee-shirts

Steven L. Cibotti, 57, of San Francisco was intoxicated when he did it, but that doesn’t excuse him. In June 2020, during the height of the George Floyd protests, he was at a restaurant when he spotted a family with young kids wearing BLM tee-shirts. Without any prompting or provocation, Cibot[...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 10:51 am § in Misc.

The Queen of North America

Romana Didulo (photo), a Phillippines-born resident of British Columbia, has decided to replace the Canadian and U.S. governments with a monarchy (see story here). Didulo has proclaimed herself queen (see her website here). As a potentate with absolute power, she’s fashioning her government vi[...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 10:00 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Dead voters in Arizona

You may recall after Fox News called Arizona for Biden an angry mob of Trumpers threatened to storm the Maricopa County elections office (story here). Weeks later, they called GOP Gov. Ducey a “traitor” for certifying the election (story here). Even after Biden took office, disgruntled A[...]