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.


    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.


    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.

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    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 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 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.

Posts Tagged ‘antisemitism’

April 10th, 2014 - 3:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion

Anti Semitism in Sweden

The graffiti on the Vasa Real school’s facade in central Stockholm. Photo: Private Jewish kids face Nazi graffiti at Swedish school A central Stockholm high school with special classes for Jewish pupils was covered in Nazi graffiti on Monday morning, leaving a parent in tears and fearing the r[...]

April 6th, 2014 - 1:16 am § in America, American Diversity, Hypocrisy, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Christian antisemitism

Over at HorsesAss, a commentator states: PUDDY: If you love ANYTHING more than God you are placing an idol in front of God. To sum it up for the HA DUMMOCRETIN God hating morons here… Love God first and He’ll give you all things including that love of your family. SMS replies: Yes, and that [&he[...]

March 21st, 2014 - 9:18 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 27: Iran’s Supreme Leader Profanes Nowruz

(Zorastrian New Year) comes exactly one month before the liberation of Buchenwald.  The date is especially important to me for two reasons. First,  Nowruz has significance most Jews do not know about.  When we went into exile in Babylon, the state religion of Babylon was Zorastrianism.  Many as[...]

February 9th, 2014 - 12:07 pm § in Politics, Religion, world

UN Refugee Camps Teach Palestinian Kids That They Have a Right to Israel

Who is the wolf that took away our palaces and villas by the sea? The Jews, The Jews![...]

January 7th, 2014 - 3:16 am § in Misc.

American Academics’ Bigotry

In Response to a post at the AAUP by Professor Rafael                                                                       an update to a post from Dec 29. He says (see below) There seems to be a lot of mistaken notions about the [...]

January 4th, 2014 - 4:00 am § in Misc.

Slur of the day: Jew me down!

About a year ago sn Oklahoma lawmaker  tried to laugh off his use of  the phrase  “Jew me down” during a legislative debate. His attempted recovery? “I apologize to the Jews. They’re good small businessmen as well.” The reality is that this sort of thing is built into our culture as in:[...]

December 29th, 2013 - 12:58 pm § in Misc.

TA Awards Medal for Academic Arrogance

    Professor Herman Knowsitall Commemorative Medal for Academic Arrogance   THE Ave Committee on Academic Awards* has awarded its first Knowsitall Award to  the American Studies Association for their position paper in support of the boycott of Israel’s Universities.  The document is[...]

December 25th, 2013 - 1:21 pm § in Politics

Address by Beyamin Netanyahu .. Seeking Peace For All Citizens of Israel This Christmas

As a Jew, this is a time of year to enjoy the best of Christianity, its unique .. though often lost … messages of peace and love.  This year, it seems to me that this message is especially relevant to me as an academic, with the intense acrimony over the recent efforts of the American [&helli[...]

December 22nd, 2013 - 9:35 am § in Misc.

Anti-Semitic Carol Causes Uproar in Romania

ONLY IN THE CHIMNEY ……….. Advocacy groups are incensed after a Romanian government-owned channel broadcast a Christmas song glorifying the Holocaust and calling for Jews to be burned. The channel is blaming a local group for the performance.  more… [ Comment ][...]

November 13th, 2013 - 5:16 pm § in Misc.

Anti Semitism in Europe

the The NY Times reports that Right Wing’s Surge in Europe Has the Establishment Rattled EXCERPT:  Mikkel Dencker of the Danish People’s Party has found yet another cause to stir public anger: pork meatballs missing from kindergartens.    <Dencker> hopes, mayor of this commuter-belt t[...]