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’

January 27th, 2015 - 7:39 pm § in America, Diversity

Maybe We should cry over the dream?

Martin Luther King Jr.’s kids fight over his ‘millions’ worth bible, Nobel prize Washington, Jan 13 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s children are fighting to get their hands on his tattered personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, which reportedly are worth millions of dollars. [...]

January 27th, 2015 - 9:26 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge

Which if the following identify this actress A. French B. Greek C. Jewish D. African American E. Native American[...]

January 27th, 2015 - 1:32 am § in The Ave Scene

BUCHENWALD 62: A bit of the story emerges

Night Will Fall     While seven years after my Dad’s death I am still fighting with my family over release the photos and commentary from my father as the first medic into Buchenwald, 70 years after the war ended, NIGHT WILL FALL is finally being shown. (Go to HBO GO, or ON DEMAND.  O[...]

January 22nd, 2015 - 7:29 pm § in America, politics

Snipers: Cowards or Heroes? –by David Preston

David Preston:  Special to The Ave Responding to last week’s blockbuster opening of American Sniper, documentarian and social critic Michael Moore suggested that the biopic’s subject, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was no hero. As support for this, Moore tweeted that his own uncle had been kille[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 12:36 pm § in America, political correctness

So, if the Israelis Do It, Shouldn’t We?

So, Israel tweaks its ID cards So the Republicans made a big deal about everybody needing an identity card in order to vote. The Democrats, probably correctly, saw this is an effort to cut a few more votes off from the totals Democrats get from poor people… People who may not be able to afford [&h[...]

January 12th, 2015 - 12:01 am § in America, free speech, Hypocrisy, Misc., political correctness, Racism, Religion

Where are the calls for Je Suis Badawi?

“… The most important lesson that we need to learn from the horrible massacre is that we must stand up more fiercely for India’s values. Tavleen Singh Calls for tolerance after the massacres in Paris are misplaced. Given the history of the Holocaust, America’s horrible history o[...]

January 11th, 2015 - 2:38 pm § in Misc.

When Good Folks Carry Guns They Will Be Robbed by Bad Folks With Guns

Man Proudly “Open Carrying” New Pistol Is Robbed Of It At – Wait For It – Gunpoint - CBS affiliate KOIN 6 in Gresham Oregon is reporting that a man that was practicing “open carry” with a brand new handgun was robbed of it – at gunpoint.   www.theeverlastinggopstopper[...]

January 11th, 2015 - 9:22 am § in Misc., Religion, The Ave Scene, Washington State

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Mars Hill Pastor is Back

Now Disbanded, Mars Hill Church’s Disgraced  Pastor Mark Driscoll Is Back With A Flashy New Website Soliciting Tax Free Donations[...]