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    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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    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’

October 23rd, 2014 - 9:40 pm § in Politics, USA

Republican Congressman Blasts Surgeon General’s Ebola Response

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says Obama’s Ebola czar, Ron Klain, is “off to a bad start” and thinks the Surgeon General should coordinate the response. “Why not have the surgeon general head this up?” Chaffetz asked Wednesday on Fox News. “I think that’s a very [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 4:09 am § in Americanism, Hypocrisy, political correctness, Schools & Colleges

BRANDEIS: A Failure of Honor as a Pakistani woman is stoned to death

There is to much here that I will not try to respond point by point except on one issue .. for Bill's information, the University has certainly not asked me to no identify myself with Pathology/.  Other than that, I think the tone of this letter speaks for itself.The politically correct administration at Brandeis must share in the blame for this “honor” killing.  A 25-year-old  pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned to death  in front of a courthouse last July,  She was killed by her father and brothers because she had insulted the family by [...]

October 22nd, 2014 - 1:39 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Hypocrisy of the Left

  Seattle Socialist Party Wants $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Offers $13 Per Hour For Website Manager[...]

October 18th, 2014 - 5:04 pm § in China

CHINA: The HK Struggle Continues

Hong Kong Protesters Retake Mong Kok Streets From Police    [...]

October 16th, 2014 - 11:54 pm § in America, Corporatism, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene, USA

Do you think Larry Ellison might be able to pay a tax on his unproductive wealth?

Why don't we recognize Cuba?I have written many times about the wealth tax.  A wealth tax designed to tax wealth selectively based on productivity has the extra advantage of increasing the use of capital to stimulate jobs.  Put another way … money invested in gold coins, yachts, art, real estate, government bonds or ca[...]

October 16th, 2014 - 12:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

BERKELEY BLOG: What Government Means When it Requires Med. Students to Take Ethics Classes

The breaking of bodies and minds: Task force report confirms complicity of U.S. medical personnel in torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment Alexa Koenig, executive director, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law | 11/4/13 | 3 comments A report released this morning — Ethics Abandoned: Me[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 6:06 pm § in Religion

Mars Hill Church’s Driscoll Resigns

Seattle’s Own Megachurch Is Failing News sources report that Mark Driscoll, controversial founder of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, has resigned his pastor position.  He took a leave of absence several weeks ago to think over his future, after public controversy erupted over his authoritaria[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 9:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Ongoing Presidential Campaign, political correctness

Someone Ought to Tell Netanyahu That Obama Isn’t a Nigger

Obama s devil wi GOP elephantsWhite House fumes at PM’s ‘American values’ statement that echoes malicious rhetoric of birthers and other crazy Obama-haters. :”Just try to imagine the mortified mayhem that would break out if Obama had retorted that construction in East Jerusalem that could kill off the moribun[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 7:39 am § in Middle East, Politics

Why Turkey Is Not Boots on The Ground Against DAISH*

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The AP reports that Turkey is using its air force against Kurdish rebels inside Turkey.  Turkey is a prosperous NATO ally that has nevertheless so far sat back and watched DAISH* advance in the Syrian town of Kobane,  The reason is that the extremists are doing the dirty wo[...]

October 12th, 2014 - 10:51 pm § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The price of life.

An Australian couple refused to support their baby born by a surrogate  Read the full  story The couple’s baby was one of a pair of twins, a healthy sister and this baby with Down’s and heart condition. The couple paid She was paid $15,000to the  surrogate who bore their  twins.  T[...]