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’

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[...]

January 15th, 2015 - 1:42 am § in America, Corporatism, Diversity, political correctness

REVLON”S CEO “hates living among Americans” … Jews and Blacks and the rest of the dirty Americans.

Revlon CEO rips blacks, Jews, hates ‘dirty’ Americans: suit By Leonard Greene (NY POST) The CEO of Revlon is a bigoted bully who hates “dirty” Americans, thinks Jews “stick together” and believes he can “smell” black people when they walk into a room, according to a new lawsuit. The[...]

January 7th, 2015 - 3:31 am § in Misc., political correctness

RACISM: an answer

From FACEBOOK black racist:  I believe that the so-called blacks(African American slaves), native Americans, and Latinos with Mayan decent make up the TWELVE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL. The people over there in Israel ARE NOT THE REAL “JEWS” but are converts to Judaism who’s lineage go[...]

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[...]