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    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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    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 12th, 2015 - 1:53 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Passover 5775 Conversation About Antisemitism

FACEBOOK: Benjamin Donguk Lukoff Why the Jews? There has to be something to do with Judaism being the forerunner of the religion of how many billion people?  Didn’t Zeus kill Kronos?   Gregory C. Eaves Sure, I realize all societies are dumb enough to create an Other. Like race or sexuality, [...]

April 11th, 2015 - 8:45 am § in Misc.

Farrakhan on Israel

CIVILITY IS NOT THE ANTONYM OF DEMAGOGUERY Two weeks ago the UW hosted Steve Salaita.  Salaita gave an address proudly hailed as civil.  However, if you listen to this talk and then to Salaita, the content is the same.[...]

April 9th, 2015 - 8:34 am § in America, Jew, political correctness, Whites

Salaita Calls Me a “Zionist”

This AM I awoke to receive a message that Salaita has been posting an ad hominem attack on Twitter about me.  Instead of identifying me by name he uses an epithet ..calling me a “Zionist professor.”  He is correct, I am a Jew and a Zionist. I believe Jews AND Palestinians both have [...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 2:48 am § in Religion

Poland: Jews Preparing for Passover

A cathedral in Sandomierz, Poland is markrf  the Catholic Church’s International Day of Judaism by displaying a painting of Jews killing Christian children. A nearby label said the painting was a false description and that Jews could not have dene this because it would have violated the Jewi[...]

March 30th, 2015 - 9:01 am § in America, Americanism, Jew, Religion

Bill O’Reilly Brings Oberammergau to The American Screen

By bringing the Jew hatred of the Oberammergau Passion Play  to life in American theaters, Fox’s O’Reilly  exhibits himself as a bigot.  His Jew hatred is all too typical of the right, hidden very shallowly under the thin cover of a passion  for Jews to die in a bloody war so Jesus can r[...]

March 22nd, 2015 - 11:08 pm § in Misc.

Six Arrested Over London Synagogue Attack

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to break into a synagogue in what police are calling an “anti-Semitic incident”. They were among a group of people – thought to have come from a nearby house party – who were attempting to gain access to the building. A police spokesma[...]

March 3rd, 2015 - 3:26 pm § in Misc.

German Jews Turn FAR Right

Based on material from The Forward.  The leading Jewish newspaper in the US reports that Rotem Ahituv, a German Jew and an immigrant from Israel,  wrapped in the black, red and gold German flag, spoke to a group of right wing protestors: “I am Jewish.  My family has lived here in Germany for 70[...]

February 15th, 2015 - 12:30 pm § in Misc.

Why Israel is Necessary

Reuters/REUTERS – Yemeni Jews demonstrate demanding the resumption of government financial and food aid to Jewish families living in the capital city outside the Cabinet office in Sanaa in this March 10, 2009 …more  file photo. A few worried families are all that remain of Yemen’s an[...]

February 9th, 2015 - 5:14 pm § in Jew

BEFORE ISIS Today in Jewish History: Jews of Basel Burned Alive (1349) With the Black Death raging throughout Switzerland, poison was reported to have been found in the wells at Zofingen.  Some Jews were put to the “Dümeln” (thumbscrews) test, whereupon they “admitted” their[...]

January 16th, 2015 - 9:41 am § in EU, Middle East

The New Antisemitism

Mirel Goldberg, FACEBOOK We must make the true diagnosis: there’s an anti-Semitism people call historical, going back many centuries, but above all there’s this new anti-Semitism born in our neighbourhoods against the backdrop of the Internet, satellite dishes, abject poverty and hatred of the S[...]