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’

February 27th, 2015 - 4:30 pm § in Russia

BREAKING NEWS: Gang style murder of Russian opposition politician, Putin to investigate.

The leader of the political opposition to Vladimir Putin, Boris Nemtsov was shot dead by assailants in a passing car.  Nemtsov had been Putin’s sharpest critic … going after the Russian leader for corruption and the war in Ukraine. “Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Russia’s opposi[...]

February 27th, 2015 - 11:19 am § in Misc.

“So there I was … “

“I mean, c’mon, folks, even serial killers don’t commit murder 24/7. Surely, BillO tells the truth sometimes … ” We just can’t figure out when, that’s all. Summary of claims against O’Reilly[...]

February 27th, 2015 - 8:34 am § in Misc.

O’Reilly: S’more

Bill O’Reilly Lied About Witnessing Suicide Of JFK Assassin’s Friend, Tracy Rowlett, a former colleague of O’Reilly’s at Dallas station WFAA, told liberal watchdog Media Matters. “Bill O’Reilly’s a phony — there’s no other way to put it.”[...]

February 23rd, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Americanism, Hypocrisy, politics, Religion

Anniversary of SS Struma

The SS Struma, whose passengers fled Romania and docked in Istanbul, was denied entry to Palestinian territory by colonial power Britain. On Feb. 23, 1942, Turkey towed the vessel to the Black Sea and set it adrift. A Soviet torpedo sank it the next morning, and only one person survived. The episode[...]

February 21st, 2015 - 4:03 am § in Science

How to argue with a scientist: A guide

from The Contemplative Mammoth, by Jacquelyn Gill ⋅ December 6, 2011 ⋅ I notice it all the time– on Facebook, in the comments of a science blog, over family gatherings, or listening to a radio talk show. Someone, maybe you, is patiently trying to explain how vaccines cause autism, perhaps, or [...]

February 18th, 2015 - 1:58 am § in America, Hypocrisy, political correctness

Harvard Bans Sex for Profs and The Nation’s Elite Undergrads.

Harvard bans sexual relationships between professors and undergrads “(Harvard College) wasn’t some kind of crazy hippie commune where professors and undergraduate students were having sex with each other three weeks ago.” (quotes are from Washington Post interview with Professor Alison Jones) [...]

February 16th, 2015 - 4:32 am § in Misc.

US government: recovering from the housing bubble.

How US cities can survive OUR challenges..        [...]

February 12th, 2015 - 12:57 pm § in Misc.

HYPOCRISY: Iraqi Style

Iraq – Bids Over Rope That Hung Saddam Hussein Reach $7 Million Iraq – A bidding war was sparked after the rope that ended the life of Saddam Hussein was put on auction, London based al-Arabi al-Jadeed newspaper… Read More »[...]

February 11th, 2015 - 1:48 pm § in Misc.

Liberal Hypocrisy: Why would a gay couple WANT a cake from these Christians?

Bakery risks large fine for anti-gay discrimination A Portland-area bakery discriminated against a same-sex couple who wanted to purchase a wedding cake, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries announced Monday.[...]