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’

March 27th, 2015 - 8:03 am § in Misc.

UW Prof Shocked, Shocked the UW PR Guy Claims UW Can Not Pay $15 Minimum Wage

Rod Palmquist, AAUP Listserv: Speaking as a former union rep that has participated in years of higher ed bargaining at UW, WSU, Western, Central and Evergreen, I’m very surprised that an administrator as knowledgeable as Norm would make such a misleading statement: “You can’t go and change[...]

March 24th, 2015 - 5:18 pm § in America, Diversity, Hypocrisy, Religion

Why do Jews spell “God” as “G-d?”

My bottom line? I find the name J—–H offensive because it disrespects Jewish law.  As for “God?” .. the being who crucifies his son after screwing the son’s mom?  Sounds rather Greek to me! In the Torah it says that the Deity, when asked what His name was. did not  [...]

March 24th, 2015 - 1:51 am § in America, Diversity, The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Wealth vs Poor: The GUARDIAN

The Guardian Writes About Seattle: Many business owners, (the Seattle entrepreneur) said, have an “econo-erotic fantasy”, imagining that even if they aren’t paying their employees enough to buy goods and services from other firms, those firms are. ” The Guardian’s Alastair Gee describ[...]

March 18th, 2015 - 11:26 am § in The Ave Scene

FACEBOOK: Dom Holden holds forth on Seattle Housing

Dominic Holden Seattle is finally seizing derelict properties in the Roosevelt neighborhood, which is smart, but they’re proposing to use that land for a little park. THAT’S GODDAMN STUPID. Seattle needs less underused open space and more buildings stacked with people. Right now, there&#[...]

March 5th, 2015 - 11:33 pm § in Americanism, Corporatism, free speech, Hypocrisy

More O’Reilly

Fox News host, whose stories of past reporting exploits are under renewed scrutiny, claimed ‘we were attacked by protesters’ when covering the 1992 riots Readmore at The Guardian.[...]

March 1st, 2015 - 2:39 am § in Misc.

What State Has The Highest Death Rate From Cancer?

Kentucky, home of the Creationist Museum, has the highest cancer death rate in the country — 227 per 100,000 people. It also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers at 25.6 percent.[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 9:40 pm § in Misc.

How Fox reported the FCC’s net neutrality decision

In case you’re curious:[...]

February 28th, 2015 - 9:46 am § in America, Americanism, Middle East, Ongoing Presidential Campaign, political correctness

FACEBOOK: Is Torture Justified?

This thread began with a post from The Ave on Giuliani’s bizarre attack on Obama.  The comment thread expanded to a very thoughtful discussion of torture and of the US commitment to Israel.  Mirel Goldenberg Stephen Schwartz. How you obtain information from a detained fanatic terrorist? How [...]