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 24th, 2015 - 9:19 am § in Americanism

Pregnant US Mom gives birth in Taliban Captivity, What to do?

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen,  and Caitlin Coleman, an American Citizen,  got married in 2011.  They spent months treking in Latin America and living among indigenous Guatemalans where the bearded Joshua got the name  Santa Claus.” The couple extended their adventure in  2012, going [...]

April 21st, 2015 - 9:20 am § in America, EU, Politics, Russia

(Neo)Imperial Russia

RT Russian State Press April 20, 2015: ‘Inexplicable and absurd’ – Russia blasts Norway’s overreaction on official Svalbard visit    Norway summoned the Russian ambassador in Oslo to express frustration over an unapproved visit by a Russian Defenxe Minister to Svalbard, an  Arctic archipe[...]

April 18th, 2015 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

WWID? How would Ike vote?


April 16th, 2015 - 1:57 am § in America, Americanism, Black, Jew

SOUTH CAROLINA: The Last Confederate Funeral

It is amazing to me, never having lived in the South, how the Confederacy has become so honored that Jews like my sister can live there while a Black girl can be given an honor in the name of a civil war hero.  I hope nothing of this sort ever happens in Germany!  I have […][...]

April 8th, 2015 - 7:39 am § in Misc.

You Tube Video of Steve Salaita’s Talk at UW Kane Hall

Dawg UW AAUPVideo of the talk by Steven Salaita at the University of Washington. Professor Salaita speaks about free speech, his own dismissal by the University of Illinois, and the rights of the Palestinians.  For comment and background, READMORE ON TA.[...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 10:48 am § in America, Americanism, Black, Diversity, Hypocrisy, political correctness, Racism

Practice what we preach

How can African Americans expect to rid our society of bigotry and racism towards the African American community, if we practice bigotry towards other minority groups.[...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 10:15 am § in America, Diversity

FACEBOOK: Why Muslim Bakers Want to Live in Indiana

Chiho Fox from FACEBOOK If I went into a Muslim bakery, (is at a real thing?) and demanded a gay wedding cake they would have to bake one. But what if I demanded a cake with the picture of Muhammad on it? Would they be required by law to do that? Donald Paul Vincent As other […][...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 2:48 am § in Religion

Poland: Jews Preparing for Passover

A cathedral in Sandomierz, Poland is markrf  the Catholic Church’s International Day of Judaism by displaying a painting of Jews killing Christian children. A nearby label said the painting was a false description and that Jews could not have dene this because it would have violated the Jewi[...]