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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 February 26th, 2012

February 26th, 2012 - 10:51 pm § in America, Ongoing Presidential Campaign

Red State Malaise

The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Several Southern states — including South Carolina, whose 11.1 percent unemployment rate is t[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 9:18 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Sunday Revelations: Stephen Hawking is Human!

Stephen Hawking frequents California sex club for lap dances. From TopNews of India. Washington, Feb 25 : Acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking, who is confined to a wheelchair by Lou Gehrig’s disease and uses a computer to speak, has been spotted several times getting lap dances at a California sex[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 5:54 am § in Uncategorized

The AVE Challenge: What is that?

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February 26th, 2012 - 1:12 am § in Misc.

Sunday Revelations: Sasha Cohen, A Jew, Banned From Oscars?

from Deadline Hollywood: Stung by bad publicity, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is trying to find a way out of its Oscars standoff with popular comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Yesterday I reported exclusively that the Academy had pulled his tickets to the 84th Academy Awards show fo[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 12:54 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Turkey holds Bible hostage.

An early copy of the Bible seized in Gaziantep, Turkey.  from Today’s Zaman. The book could be a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas — a controversial text which Muslims claim shows that Jesus predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad. The Vatican reportedly placed an official request to [...]