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 ‘Hypocrisy’

December 17th, 2014 - 5:20 pm § in Misc.

Republican Legal Thug Says CIA Perps Could be Charged

  John Yoo: If the Torture Report Is True, CIA Officers Are at Legal Risk By Conor Friedersdorf A surprising admission by an attorney who was instrumental in enabling the Bush Administration’s brutal interrogation practices[...]

December 17th, 2014 - 2:50 pm § in Misc.

Republican HYPOCRISY

High-Ranking McCain Staffer Lobbied For Repeal Of Cuba Sanctions Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: John McCain Cuba, Mccain Staffer Cuba Lobby, John Green Mcccain Staffer, Mccain Staffer Cuba, John Mccain Cuba Sanctions, Mccain Cuba Sanctions, Politics News A high-ranking[...]

December 11th, 2014 - 10:10 am § in America, China, Hypocrisy, politics


China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.  Meanwhile China is evicting the last of the demonstrators in Hong Kong.  Who is still on Hong Kong’s streets?  Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz explains what this means in Vanity Fair. Excerpts: [...]

December 11th, 2014 - 2:20 am § in Americanism, Whites

White Guys and White Cops Debate “Is it a gun?”

Imagine if the guys with the “not a firearm” were black![...]

December 9th, 2014 - 11:11 am § in Americanism, Hypocrisy

Sharpton, Inc.

  NY Police Murder Victim’s Family Bans Al Sharpton From Funeral — “Who Made You Our Family… Were they right? Family Of Unarmed Police Shooting Victim Tell Al Sharpton To Stay Away From His Services The family of a Brooklyn man — shot by a rookie…[...]

December 8th, 2014 - 1:07 am § in America, free speech, political correctness, Politics, politics, USA

Speaking the truth!

Mark Udall threatens to disclose the truth about  torture The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Dianne Feinstein of California, is soon expected to release its summary of the so-called CIA Torture Report, the committee’s four-year-long investigation into the CIA’s Bush-era torture practices[...]

December 3rd, 2014 - 2:04 pm § in Americanism, Hypocrisy

FACEBOOK: on those damn illegal immigrants

Joseph Larson I know a farmer in WI. that pays cash for Mexican help. One night some guys came out to the barn and took all the money these guys had thinking they would get the weeks wages. Actually they got way more than that, they got the money saved up for a once a […][...]

December 3rd, 2014 - 11:18 am § in America, Diversity, Hypocrisy, Middle East, Racism

How NOT to make peace in Palestine

Last night at Drinking Liberally a new friend, Mary, and I had the usual liberal discussion about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.   Mary, insisted that the US and Israel are guilty of rejecting multiple offers of peace.  I told her that no such offer has been made and that, worse, Hamas insists[...]

November 28th, 2014 - 12:37 pm § in Misc.

What Climate Change?