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November 30th, 2022 - 6:30 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Tiffany Smiley up .01% to 42.63%!

Tiffany Smiley is making a homestretch surge in the 2022 ballot counting. As of Friday night, November 11, she was closing in on the magic number of 44%, with 43.52% of the votes. But alas, by Saturday night she was fading, and had only 42.79%, which by Monday afternoon had further fallen to 42.53%,[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 2:02 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Two media outlets, two headlines

The backstory: James Holkeboer, 68, a Michigan election worker, was arrested and “charged with two felonies after allegedly inserting a flash drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data” during the August 2, 2022, primary, according to Reuters (story here). Head[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 12:34 pm § in Law and Courts

Let’s crack down on illegal gun possession

People with criminal records, under restraining orders, or subjects of “red flag” laws can’t have guns.¬†They do anyway. Let’s stop pussyfooting around, and insist prosecutors charge these violations and judges give stiff sentences to violators. For example, Jadan Maurice Dav[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 11:08 am § in Humor

“Do you even lift?” (Video)

Turn this guy loose on mealy-mouthed politicians! Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 30th, 2022 - 1:28 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts

This Supreme Court takes away rights

The conservative-packed Supreme Court, which is grossly unrepresentative of the U.S. population, is most infamous for overturning Roe v. Wade, the first time in American history the court revoked a constitutional right. There are fears it might not stop there. The Senate just passed a bill to protec[...]

November 29th, 2022 - 11:18 pm § in Misc.

How many firemen does it take to carry a moose?

Depends on how big the moose is. Last week a yearling bull moose weighing 500 lbs. crashed through a basement window into a house in Soldotna, Alaska. This was a job for the fire and rescue folks. The moose was tranquilized, treated for minor cuts, hauled out by firemen on a tarp, and released into [...]

November 28th, 2022 - 10:48 pm § in Misc.

How do these people get hired as cops?

We need good police. We don’t want bad policing. Police departments across America apparently are dealing with staffing shortages, partly because cops are quitting. NBC News aired a segment about this on Sunday, November 27, 2022 (watch it below). In that report, NBC News interviewed several f[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 9:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Republicans

Brett Favre repaid welfare funds, but is sued for interest

Retired NFL player Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, received the largest welfare payment to an individual in state history. In that state, to get a grant of $260 a month, a single mom with 2 kids can’t make over $680 a month, and has to satisfy work requirements. Favre was paid $1.1 million [...]

November 28th, 2022 - 7:05 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arizona election deniers could give away GOP House seat

Today was the deadline for Cochise County, Arizona (pop. 126,050) to certify the 2022 election. The board of supervisors has 1 Democrat and 2 Republicans. As this article explains, they have a mandatory duty to certify election returns. But 2 Republicans voted “no.” Instead, they voted t[...]

November 27th, 2022 - 8:37 pm § in News Media

Why are Fox hosts so screwed up?

Lisa Booth (bio here) had a good upbringing, so don’t blame her parents for her ending up at Fox News. Booth, a Republican staffer and campaign operative before landing at Fox, is an anti-vaxxer. She ranted on air that the U.S. isn’t better than China about “taking away the freedom[...]