Archive for October, 2022

October 31st, 2022 - 10:59 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The GOP boy who cried wolf

When you’re wrong, you should admit it. Not Bill Bruch (photo, left), who chairs the GOP’s county organization in Skagit County, Washington. He attacked the news media for debunking his group’s spurious election fraud claims. A “Skagit Voter Integrity Project” led by hi[...]

October 31st, 2022 - 10:03 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Florida GOPers target ex-felons for voter suppression

In 2018, Florida voters restored ex-felons’ voting rights, except for murder and sex felonies (see story here). The GOP governor and legislature hate that law, but can’t repeal it, because it’s enshrined in the state constitution. So they first tried whittling it back, by tacking o[...]

October 31st, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Conservatives spread disgusting lie about Pelosi attack

Today, most political violence in America comes from the right, which isn’t surprising given their demonizing of opponents and violent rhetoric. So it’s not surprising they’re trying to dodge responsibility for the politically-motivated attack that put Nancy Pelosi’s husband [...]

October 31st, 2022 - 4:29 pm § in Biden, Economics, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Biden’s political theater on gas prices

Biden is threatening “to pursue higher taxes on oil company profits if industry giants do not work to cut gas prices,” CNBC reported on Monday, October 31, 2022 (read story here). This is political theater, nothing more, to make it look like he’s fighting high gas prices. It lacks [...]

October 30th, 2022 - 10:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Arizona’s AG has a name for his party’s election denying

Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s outgoing attorney general, didn’t hold back in a CBS “60 Minutes” segment aired on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He said nobody wanted to find voting fraud more than he did, but prosecutors have to deal with facts and evidence, and his office found only 1[...]

October 30th, 2022 - 5:34 pm § in Misc.

Just-released emails could get Trump lawyers disbarred

A federal judge has released 8 internal emails by Trump conspirator John Eastman (photo, left) to the House January 6 committee that show Trump lawyers lied to courts in their efforts to obstruct Congress’ certification of the 2020 election, CNN reported on Sunday, October 30, 2022 (read story[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 7:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Where does the GOP get these candidates?

Don Bolduc, the GOP Senate nominee in New Hampshire, last week told a crowd at a campaign event “that children are being told they can identify as anthropomorphic cats and use litter boxes in schools,” CNN reported on Saturday, October 29, 2022 (see story here). “Guess what? We have fu[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 1:02 pm § in News Media, Republicans

Fox host pooh-poohs Pelosi attack

At what point does Fox take a host off the air for violating civilized standards of decency? Apparently there isn’t one. Granted, Fox News isn’t a news organization; it’s a rightwing propaganda platform, a purveyor of lies (Tucker Carlson admits it), and at times of hate; yesterday[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 11:30 am § in Law and Courts, Religion

Another homeless feeding ban is challenged in court

This isn’t a new issue; cities and towns have been passing ordinances against giving food to homeless people for years. There are valid health reasons to regulate food distribution (see story here), but should it be legal to ban food-sharing even when it’s safe, if the intent is to run h[...]

October 29th, 2022 - 10:38 am § in Science

PHOTOGRAPHY: Smiling sun

This is a real photo, snapped by NASA. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]