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’

December 14th, 2014 - 9:32 am § in Black, Diversity, Jew


Chinazor Onianwah I had to abruptly take my leave yesterday for a meeting. Now comes Mr. Stephen Schwartz. Quite an interesting guy. First he wants us to believe that the Ashkenazim in America is the validation of Jewish DNA. The Ashkenazim in America came via Russia fleeing the pogroms in the early[...]

September 9th, 2014 - 4:18 am § in Misc.

A Fruitless Attack on Salaita’s Academic Work

According to a report in Tablet, a liberal Jewish website, Steven Salaita’s appointment at University of Illinois was to a job in Illinois’  American Indian Studies Department.   However,  the author Liel  Leibovitz  was unable to find any evidence that Salaita had published an[...]

August 14th, 2014 - 6:04 pm § in America, Diversity, Jew, Middle East

Who is a Jew?

Someone on Facebook asked me to define the terms Jew, Hebrew, Israeli, Zionist and Palestinian.   Here are my answers: Israeli means a citizen of Israel. Anyone .. any religion or ethnicity can be an Israeli. Jew or Hebrew are synonyms and they mean being a member of the Jewish people. To be a [...]

August 10th, 2014 - 4:06 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The limits of Tolerance

From the Detroit Free Press: — Five times a day, loudspeakers at the top of nearly 200 minarets in Jerusalej call to Muslims to pray. They blare before dawn and the wailing cry of the muezzins, or prayer callers, can be heard for miles. Though it is a Middle East tradition that goes back centurie[...]

August 5th, 2014 - 4:38 am § in Misc.

Bad Jews, Silly Antisemites

Jewish Directed Iran Sanctions Backfire   ALSO Watch On Vimeo! HERE![...]

July 30th, 2014 - 4:12 am § in Religion

Anniversary of the Negris leaving Spain

My family name, when we lived in Spain, was Negri .. a word meaning that we were dark folks like the moors.  In March 1492 King Ferdinand, under pressure from Torquemada, issued a decree of expulsion against the Negri. Four months later, two days before Christopher Columbus set sail, my family left[...]

June 19th, 2014 - 2:15 pm § in Misc.

Anti Semitism in Paris

France – Anti-Semitic Attack On 15-Year-Old Boy In Paris France –  A Jewish 15-year-old boy was attacked yesterday in Place de la Republique in Paris in what appears to be an anti-Semitic assault. ( reports six black teenagers attacked the boy – known[...]

June 2nd, 2014 - 12:12 pm § in Politics

Egypt: Blaming the Jew

Egypt – Court Calls Morsi Supporters ‘Jewish Demons’ Today 09:05 AM Egypt – After Egyptian courts sentenced dozens of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death and sentenced hundreds to life , the court defended its verdict by calling the men “demons” [...]

May 28th, 2014 - 9:05 am § in America

A Jew Name Finkelman Succeeds Henry Ford

Imagine a “Mark Finkelman” as the successor to Henry Ford. Finkelman became Fields and now, Mark Fields has succeeded America’s most notorious anti-Semites as President and CFO of Ford. Jeffrey Gurock, Professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University: “I don’t think Henry Ford wou[...]