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  • LEDES

    TA MUG iconThis LEDE is a new feature on THE Ave.  The lede in a newspaper is the paragraph that initially draws readers into a story. On THE-Ave.US, stories can be spread across  many posts so we will use ledes to draw your attention to stories about specific topics or to authors who write here on TA.

    For example, you can click here for stories about the UW or here for timely stories about the presidency under Mitt Romney.

  • SUNDAY REVELATIONS

    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • SOUTH CAROLINA

    Some months BBQ SC ago I started writing about South Carolina.  In part I started because of the fight between that state and Washington state about jobs for Boeing.  What I have found is almost unbelievable.  The cradle of the confederacy, remains almost incredibly foreign to any place I have lived.  Teen births, gun abuse, anti union laws, racism, … I have relatives who chose to live there but I doubt I would ever want to visit their home. CLICK the BBQ guy to readmore.

  • UW

    mR sMITH GOES TO THE uwThe UW was and is the soil from which THE Ave developed.  This lede will take you to stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, the achievements of the UW that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more. Recent stories have dealt wit a very strange fight over the UW logo.

  • ROGER RABBIT

     

    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • LEGAL THUGS

    legal thuggeryLegal thugs …. they are a pestilence.  I found the lady here watching at the edge of a labor meeting in Seattle.  Who was she?  From her clothing, manicured nails and skeptical posture I took her for some corporate type, perhaps a corporate lawyer looking for an edge.   Lawyers working for corporations seem to be pretty good at that and pretty bad at any sense of ethics.  Indeed, I believe Law 101 teaches them that the first principle of the law is that “it is OK if you can get away with it.” This may be a caricature but I have been collecting stories about lawyers who use perjury as a device, extort money from targets afraid of the costs of law suits, hold forth while hiding under fictions that they are not acting as lawyers, and much more.   Read about this under the tag for legal thuggery.

Archive for November 4th, 2011

November 4th, 2011 - 1:30 pm § in Uncategorized

Seattle Childrens Gets $50.000.000 Gift for Research

Seattle Children’s Nabs $50M Donation for Research, Plus $15M for Nursing, Clinical Care Luke Timmerman 10/31/11 Seattle Children’s Hospital probably has more fun than most hospitals every year on Halloween, but this year it has something really big to celebrate. The hospital said today it has [...]

November 4th, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene, Washington State

John McKay: The residual remnant of the rational republicans

Is John McKay the remnant of promise in the Republican Party? The Seattle Weekly has a long paen of praise for John McKay, mostly centered around his support for regulated but legal sales of pot. The article, however, says something else.  Nina Shapiro describes something quire important, a rationa[...]

November 4th, 2011 - 8:57 am § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Who is Ataturk in Egypt?

Why aren’t the media reporting on this in the USA? Ataturk, the founder of Turkish democracy,  used the Turkish  Army to enforce a secular democracy on an Islamic polity.  Egypt, so far, does not have an Ataturk.  The revolution was not led by the army, but by  democratic actgivists  &#[...]