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.

  • UW

    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’

September 22nd, 2014 - 9:25 am § in America, Hypocrisy, political correctness

Hypocrisy: Leonardo DiCaprio may not have nabbed any of the four Oscars for which he’s been nominated, but his work to protect the environment earned him a prestigious Clinton Global Citizen Award Sunday night.

Really?  The Utter Hypocrisy Here is Awesome. I do not doubt that DeCaprio, an actor of some but not great talent, is investing some time .. at least that of his publicist.  However, Bill Clinton himself has made 100s of millions from his self promotional philanthropy.  Why not recognize people w[...]

September 22nd, 2014 - 8:50 am § in Bad States, Disasters, Humor, Hypocrisy

World Cup Will Not Be In Islamic State

2022 World Cup Will Not Be In Qatar … FIFA BLAMES WEATHER   BERLIN, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.  “I personally thi[...]

September 12th, 2014 - 9:19 am § in Bad States, Hypocrisy, Politics, Propaganda

Russia: What to do when your heroes are illegal?

Moscow stifles dissent as soldiers return in coffins By Thomas Grove and Maria Tsvetkova  MOSCOW – Russian soldiers are dying in a war in which they officially have no involvement. That’s a problem in Russia.   Full Article[...]

September 8th, 2014 - 11:54 am § in Religion

Fox vs. Reza Aslan!

I Believe You Have Never Disclosed That You Are A Muslim Reza Aslan is one of my favorite thinkers.  His previous book on Mohamed is a key to understanding that religion and his new book on Jesus should stimulate a lot of people to think about the origins of Christianity.  Sadly, Reza seems to be [...]

August 17th, 2014 - 2:07 am § in Misc.

Prince Harry Kills Water Buffalo!

Prince Harry’s pledge to protect wildlife has been dealt a blow over this picture of the royal crouching over the body of water buffalo he shot dead on a hunting trip. The photo has emerged in the week he pledged to do all he could to save animals threatened with extinction in Africa. http://w[...]

August 7th, 2014 - 4:32 am § in Hypocrisy

CHINA’S Imperial Hypocrisy

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday warned against attempts to establish a dominant civilization in the world. “We should champion inclusiveness and mutual learning,” Xi said when delivering a keynote speech at a commemoration marking the 60th anniv[...]

August 3rd, 2014 - 8:10 am § in Politics


This hospital ship is arriving from what country? a. Iran b. China c. India d. Brazil e. Israel[...]

July 23rd, 2014 - 9:29 am § in Bad States, politics, The Ave Scene


Cantwell via  9:03 AM (23 minutes ago) to me Michelle Nunn’s race is now a sprint to November. Show Michelle that you have her back.   Stephen — Something exciting happened in Georgia last night. After a bitter and divisive Republican [...]

July 18th, 2014 - 10:23 pm § in Bad States, Hypocrisy

Fidel Panders to Vladimir

Fidel Castro: Ukraine to blame for downed airliner HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday blamed the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. Readmore and Readmore[...]