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’

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[...]

July 17th, 2014 - 4:50 am § in Misc.

Kid reads script of evils of supporting gays…..

Listen to the end to hear the punchline. “I think the boy was taught in school that gays are good. They are not!”[...]

July 13th, 2014 - 6:23 am § in Bigots, Hypocrisy


Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass, a church official said last week.[...]

July 12th, 2014 - 11:09 pm § in Humor, Politics, world

Israeli weather report!

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, threatens to fire on Tel Aviv at 9 PM. Hamas claims  it has fired 571 rockets towards Israel from Monday till Friday. Today’s weather report (based on news from Ynet): Rocket attacks from Gaza continued unabated Saturday, with mul[...]

July 9th, 2014 - 4:00 am § in America, American Diversity, Bigots, Hypocrisy

People of Color: What is the antonym for POC?

CENSORING IGGE A ruckus has arisen because of an  op-ed  in the monthly West View News of the West Village in New York.  The author, James  Collier, used the N word to make the all to real point that  “far right voters hate Obama …America’s increasing tolerance of far-right o[...]