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’

November 21st, 2014 - 9:28 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Hong Kong Umbrellas

CHINA Inc. Winning in Hostile Takeover of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, Christian Science Monitor .. abridged )— On the 51st day of Hong Kong’s so-called “Umbrella Movement,” protesters and court officials, working separately and calmly, removed barricades that impeded access to a business towe[...]

November 20th, 2014 - 2:05 am § in America, political correctness, The Ave Scene

Homosexuality as a choice

 Other choices include being a nun, a priest, or a fundamentalist Christian .  Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City star, caused a stir in 2012, when she told The New York Times: ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said [...]

November 18th, 2014 - 1:45 pm § in Misc.

Catholic Indian School Charity Lures Donors With Fictional Mailers

CNN blew the whistle today on a Catholic-run Indian boarding school in South Dakota for soliciting donations with fictional stories. St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota, sends out 30 million mailers a year that raise about $50 million a year for the 200-student school. The [...]

November 18th, 2014 - 12:24 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Lingerie and a Foetus … Victoria’s Gruesome Secret

 Foetus found in teenage girl’s bag after New York shop security search A Victoria’s Secret  security guard discovered a foetus in the bag of a teenage girl after stopping two 17-year-old girls  The Guardian ([...]

November 18th, 2014 - 3:05 am § in Academic Standards, America, political correctness, Schools & Colleges

Harvard and UNC Sued For Racial Prejudice in Admissions

 Can any sane person believe that when the President’s daughters  matriculate at Harvard, Stanford or even the lowly University of Chicago, these privileged girls  will be addressing  a need those schools have for greater diversity? The Project on Fair Representation*, an Alexandria, Virgi[...]

November 16th, 2014 - 8:58 am § in Misc.


Rep. Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday, ending a once promising career that collapsed after the Florida Republican was caught buying cocaine from a federal law enforcement agent. Mr. Radel made a name for himself advocating drug testing food tamp recipients.[...]

November 13th, 2014 - 1:18 pm § in Misc.


Sitting watching TV, the phone rang. Comcast showed a number someplace in Florida. I answered the phone.  A new friend from Florida wanted to know whether I believe that we should have national prayer day. This friend told me that national prayer day was being threatened by militant atheists. Whil[...]

November 7th, 2014 - 1:51 am § in America, Hypocrisy, political correctness

DC Renames its NFL Team … the Rednecks!

Following the Republican victories this month, the Washington Redskins has decided to rename the team .. the new name is the DC REDSKINS! GO CRACKERS![...]

November 5th, 2014 - 8:45 am § in Religion

Flying With Jesus By Our Airmen’s Sides

A member of the US Airforce was told that he could not reenlist unless he added phrase “so help me God” to his contract.  The airman was “told by his superiors that he must swear to God or leave the Air Force,” according to a complaint filed by the American Humanist Assoc[...]

November 3rd, 2014 - 12:31 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy of Capitalism

Republic’s Official: Western Businessmen Ready to Invest in Crimean Energy, Industry Foreign investors are showing increased interest in a number of Crimean projects, from the automotive industry to energy, Deputy Minister of Crimean Affairs Andrei Sokolov told RIA Novosti in an interview Frid[...]