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’

April 20th, 2014 - 5:06 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Persecutions of the unbelievers:

“How do I know who the true God is?” Alber Saber Ayad’s question was answered by the Egyptian government last week when the 27-year-old computer science student was convicted for “contempt of religion” in Cairo. In a video blog, he spoke of the importance of exercising critical reasoning a[...]

April 18th, 2014 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 38: Ukraine events and Jewish memories of the early stages of WWII

Buchenwald 31 graphic iconDenials and  Debates About the Facts In Europe Marked the Path to The Camps in the 1930s. (Donetsk, Ukraine)  Once again the opponents in Europe are using their Jews as pawns. Fliers were distributed by masked men this week ordering Jews over the age of 16 to register with the new authorities (for[...]

April 17th, 2014 - 9:38 am § in Academic Standards, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Choosing the UW over Princeton?

The GPA to get into the UW is now around 3.7.  When I went to Harvard, Princeton was a notorious haven for the white elite.  That has not been true for some time.  Their great efforts to become a part of the diversity of America are reflected in the careers of Michelle Obama and [...]

April 17th, 2014 - 8:34 am § in Misc.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY? Why is American Healthcare so expensive?

In response to the latest report that Americans pay more for health care than any  other country ,  Presidential spokesman Tagg Romney said that the American public needs to elect a Republican Senate this year so the Administration can complete the overthrow of Obamacare.  Once that is done, Mr,[...]

April 16th, 2014 - 3:31 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

McCleary Report Due in Two Weeks

How in hell is the state legislature going to explain to the Washington State Supreme Court that we still are not fully funding public education as required under the Washington State Constitution?   READMORE at Publicola.[...]

April 16th, 2014 - 9:35 am § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Armed Russian Tourists Invade Ukraine

“Russian Spring,” the  website. (from the Daily Beast) Adventure seekers who dream about reviving the U.S.S.R. can go online to familiarize themselves with the slogan, “Leave for the front! Glory to Russia!” along with rules of behavior for a Russian tourist who wishes to get to “the ter[...]

April 16th, 2014 - 9:00 am § in Misc.

Why my wife will not eat beans (or rice, or corn) during Pesach

Why Kitniyot Passover Fight Is Literally Full of Beans A take-off from an essay in The Forward. For those who read THE Ave, or just know me, I am (on my father’s side) a Sephard … a descendent of the Jews expelled from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella.  My wife, however is a Rush …[...]

April 15th, 2014 - 4:09 am § in Misc.

April 15, How Not to Pay Tax … Join Snowden and give up your passport!

Expatriates giving up their nationality at U.S. embassies climbed to 1,131 in the three months through June of last year from 189 in the year-earlier period, according to Federal Register figures published today. That brought the first-half total to 1,810 compared with 235 for the whole of 2008. Why[...]

April 12th, 2014 - 2:02 am § in America, American Diversity, Hypocrisy, political correctness

Does South Carolina Still Fly The Confederate Flag on Its State House?

Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–14, 1861) First Act of The Civil Wat They sort of took it down.  The compromise is that it flies on the capitol grounds beside a memorial to South Carolina’s Confederate dead.   The calim is that it hnors the npoble dead who fount a war to keep humans like [...]

April 10th, 2014 - 9:21 am § in Misc.

Buchenwald 33. Brandeis should be ashamed.

Margaret Bourke White Buchenwald iconThis week, 70 years after the liberation of Buchenwald, Brandeis University has brought shame on itself. This shame, a shame to all the Jewish people, comes from the decision of the University to withdraw an offer of an honorary degree to Ayan Hirsi Ali; the offer was withdrawn, because Ayan Hirsi A[...]