Archive for May, 2024

May 31st, 2024 - 10:23 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Is this a million dollar dog?

A small town Missouri cop responding to a loose dog call killed the pet after making minimal efforts to catch it. The dog was blind and deaf. It wasn’t aggressive. Its name was Teddy. The bodycam footage went viral. I chronicled the incident here. The mayor resigned. The cop was fired. The dog[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 9:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Marco Rubio is a midget

I’ve posted my opinion that Nikki Haley is a dud. By that I mean she’s not presidential material. Neither is Marco Rubio. Rubio, 53, was once a rising GOP star, sometimes compared to John F. Kennedy. But Rubio keeps shrinking in stature. I’m convinced he lacks the qualities we sho[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 8:17 pm § in Politics

“2000 Mules” conspiracy film pulled from circulation

2000 Mules, a debunked propaganda film falsely alleging ballot box stuffing in the 2020 election, has been pulled from circulation by its publisher and a companion book will not be published (read story here). Its creator, Dinesh D’Souza, is an ex-felon. He was convicted of making illegal camp[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 6:40 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts

You’ll be hearing from my lawyer!

“But how do I get a lawyer?” the guy asks. Well, that’s simple; you go to a law office (of which there are many) and write a big check. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 6:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Trump verdict unleashes rightwing hate

The guilty verdicts against Trump have “spurred a wave of violent rhetoric” targeting the prosecutors, judge, and jurors, NBC News reported on Friday, May 31, 2024 (see story here). A nonprofit research group is seeing a “high volume” of social media posts “containing v[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 5:00 pm § in Misc., Politics

Michelle Obama’s mother dies

Marian Robinson (photo, left), 86, died on Friday, May 31, 2024 (read story here, her bio here). Robinson had a son and a daughter, not two sons; this posting is satire (find related links here under “Political Humor & Satire”). Her son, Craig Robinson, played basketball for Princeto[...]

May 31st, 2024 - 3:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

What are Trump’s chances on appeal?

He’s using the “n” word again (see story here), but that shouldn’t make any difference, because unlike the Supreme Court this is a real court that can be trusted to base decisions on law instead of prejudice, ideology, or politics; so despite what the tweeter is implying, if [...]

May 31st, 2024 - 1:16 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Tulsi Gabbard is running for vice president

Wikipedia says (here) that “Greg Gutfeld, the host of Gutfeld! on Fox News, predicted that Gabbard would be chosen as Trump’s running mate.” Asked about it, Gabbard said she “would be honored to serve,” and in March 2024, “Gabbard was cited by Trump as one of h[...]

May 30th, 2024 - 10:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Semi Bird takes flight on Trump conviction

Misipati Semi Bird (photo, left) wants to be Washington’s next governor. But the Benton County GOP chair and former school board member (profiled here) won’t be, despite an attention-grabbing name that makes you think of a bird with one wing. First he’d have to defeat popular forme[...]

May 30th, 2024 - 5:40 pm § in Business, Law and Courts, Racism

Flying while black

Eight black men were passengers aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to depart Phoenix for New York on January 5, 2024. They didn’t know each other, and weren’t seated together. A white male flight attendant complained about body odor, so the flight crew rounded up all the black [...]