Archive for May, 2023

May 31st, 2023 - 10:50 pm § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

Alaska governor fires adviser for defending Hitler and marital rape

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) has an opening for a “pro-family” policy adviser. Jeremy Cubas (photo, left), was hired for the job last month, but his views on Hitler, race, and rape don’t square with Dunleavy’s family values concepts. When local reporters listened to recordin[...]

May 30th, 2023 - 11:27 pm § in Science

Could AI cause human extinction?

Experts are raising alarms about artificial intelligence (AI), saying it threatens human existence. A group of scientists and tech industry insiders rate the risk of “extinction from AI” as being on a par with “other societal-scale risks” like pandemics and nuclear war. They [...]

May 30th, 2023 - 4:21 am § in Humor, Misc.

Step on the scale, ma’am

By government edict, Air New Zealand is weighing passengers before they board airplanes. The country’s civil aviation agency is collecting data on average passenger weights (see story here). It will be used to figure out “weight load and distribution for planes.” “We weigh everyt[...]

May 30th, 2023 - 3:54 am § in Russia

Russia is whining about broken windows

A drone attack broke windows and caused slight injuries to two people in Moscow on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (see story here). Russia, outraged, blamed Ukraine, which denied it was involved. But let’s say Ukraine did it — seems fair to me. After all Russia invaded Ukraine, flattened entire c[...]

May 28th, 2023 - 1:33 am § in Misc.

Aircraft carrier (video)

Who says a pickup truck can’t be an aircraft carrier? Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 28th, 2023 - 12:42 am § in Donald Trump, Republicans

There’s a sucker born every minute

You can’t buy $10,000 for $99.99, but some Trump fans think so. “Trump Bucks” bills, coins, and checks are being sold by scammers as “memorabilia” and “commemorative” items, but some of their advertising (e.g., the video below) claims they can be used as cas[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 9:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

How to rumor monger like an expert

Rep. James Comer (R-KY; photo, left), who chairs the House committee tasked with smearing President Biden, has no informants, no evidence, and no facts. He is fishing for an FBI document called an FD-1023 that is basically an agent writing down what someone told him or her. Comer went on Fox News an[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 8:36 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley, Confederate sympathizer

Do you want someone steeped in Confederate culture to be president? Now that she’s running for the top job, she’s singing a different tune; but when she was South Carolina’s governor, Nikki Haley didn’t hesitate to pander to “Southern tradition.” I’ll explai[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 4:18 am § in Russia

Full-length movie: “Tanks for Stalin” (2018). Tank races! Bandits! Nazis! Saboteur, traitor, collapsing bridge!

This movie is too delicious to pass up! In the spring of 1940, Russian engineer Michael Koshkin (a real person), lead designer of the T-34 tank, drove two prototypes from Kharkiv to Moscow, a distance of 1,200 miles. Wikipedia only says the actual trip was “grueling” (here); this English[...]

May 27th, 2023 - 1:20 am § in Misc.

How much runway does an airplane need? (video)

Depends on the airplane. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]