Archive for August 28th, 2022

August 28th, 2022 - 10:51 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Did they make it to the top?

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle has 832 stairs. If you climb 831 of them, then go down, did you climb the Space Needle? I say NO! you have to climb it again (sign up here), and go all the way to the top, to say you climbed it. Unfair? Life isn’t fair. Photo at left: Members of […][...]

August 28th, 2022 - 8:59 pm § in Misc.


I’ve posted a picture of this one before (here); I’m running out of big mountains. This is the world’s 8th highest from a different angle. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 28th, 2022 - 8:44 pm § in Misc.

The last Mohican

The Brazilian jungle man, last of his tribe, survived by distrusting outsiders. Can’t blame him. The rest of his tribe was exterminated by illegal farmers, possibly by feeding them rat poison. Professional well-wishers left tools and seeds for his use. “We always know more or less where [...]

August 28th, 2022 - 8:13 pm § in Environment

Water? Who needs it? You do

Americans are moving in droves to the hottest and driest parts of the country. A Vox article (here) says, “Leading the way in growth was Maricopa County in Arizona, home to Phoenix, a desert metropolis that receives more sunshine than any other major city on Earth — and averages more than 11[...]

August 28th, 2022 - 6:54 pm § in Politics

If this GOPer loses, he’ll blame the Democrats

When Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI, photo at left) wants to be interviewed, he wisely chooses a hack like Maria Bartiromo for the job, because she’ll ask him the questions he wants to be asked and agree with what he says. That beats a journalist interview by a country mile. Johnson needs all the help[...]

August 28th, 2022 - 3:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Will anyone care if somebody runs over Kash Patel in his driveway?

Kash Patel (photo, left) is one of the more squalid characters in the Trump stolen secret documents saga. He’s the guy who claimed Trump wouldn’t commit a crime if he compromised national security secrets (nuclear weapons, names of spies, etc.) because, “He can literally stand over[...]

August 28th, 2022 - 2:48 pm § in Misc.

Stupid and insulting things GOPers say about student debt

Republicans are furious at Biden’s plan to write off some student debt, up to $10,000 for most borrowers, and $20,000 for the poorest who qualified for Pell grants. It isn’t a gift; it’s fair play. Let’s review a bit of history. In the early 2000s, states began cutting back [...]

August 28th, 2022 - 1:24 pm § in Politics

Texas lets anyone have a gun

No state is more gun-crazy, or less restrictive on guns, than Texas. In the wake of the Uvalde school massacre, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, ignored calls by victims’ families for gun reforms (see story here). Now there’s another Texas gun carnage to talk about. A Houston man whoR[...]