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    21st ave E as bike wayOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest street in Seattle’s gentrifying Capital Hill neighborhood.   THE-Ave, talks about a broader scene .. centered on the UW but including the arts, the food, the politics, the “scene” surrounding UW.  The best way to see some of this gentler side of THE Ave is to click the map.

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

April 5th, 2015 - 2:29 pm § in The Ave Scene


From FACEBOOK  According to Joel Kolbo On Saturday, 4/4/2015, a small group of American citizens, assisted by a trooper from the Washington State Police, removed the flag of Communist China from the state capitol building in Olympia, Washington. The flag was placed between the U.S. and state flags [...]

March 26th, 2015 - 2:30 pm § in Politics

GOP’s corrupt party boy compares himself to Lincoln

In bidding Congress farewell today, GOP Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) compared his tribulations to those of another Illinois politician. “Abraham Lincoln held this seat in Congress for one term,” Schock said on the floor. “But few faced as many defeats in his personal business and pub[...]

March 24th, 2015 - 11:22 pm § in Politics

Time for Andy Jackson to go bye-bye

Andrew Jackson wasn’t a nice man. He owned slaves and practiced genocide against Native Americans. The only reason he’s on the twenty-dollar bill is because he was considered a war hero in his time (against the British and Indians) and that got him elected president. But this is the 21st[...]

March 24th, 2015 - 8:28 pm § in Ongoing Presidential Campaign

Cruz hires goon to run his campaign

The goon hired by Sen. Ted Cruz to spearhead his presidential campaign is so nasty that rival candidates have called the police on him. His name is Jeff Roe, and he has a reputation for “leaving a trail of destruction.” Hiring him strongly suggests Cruz plans to run a bare-knuckles campa[...]

March 24th, 2015 - 7:33 pm § in Politics

Capitol cops ask Congress to chill drunken parties

Capitol police have sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to “to rein in the growing number of parties in the Capitol,” citing security concerns and complaining about “mounting overtime costs and an abundance of ‘coolers containing liquids’,”  CNN [...]

March 24th, 2015 - 2:48 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism

Who sponsored Geo. Zimmerman’s criticism of Pres. Obama?

Vigilante killer George Zimmerman made news again this week by criticizing President Obama for expressing sympathy for Zimmerman’s victim, Trayvon Martin. Let’s skip over the fact Zimmerman is alive, Martin is dead, and Zimmerman is his killer as possible reasons why Obama sympathizes wi[...]

March 20th, 2015 - 6:40 pm § in Politics

Here comes the prison bus to cart off another corrupt GOP congressman!

“A federal official tells CBS News that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating Rep. Aaron Schock’s spending. The Associated Press reports that the government is convening a federal grand jury in Springfield, Illinois, and the FBI has begun issuing subpoenas to compel people [...]

March 20th, 2015 - 11:08 am § in Politics

Would you like Freedom Fries with your Chik-fil-A sandwich?

America is so polarized even food has partisan loyalties now. Back in 2012, the fundie conservative CEO of Chik-fil-A, a sandwich chain, made a splash with his anti-gay-marriage views. Since then, House Republicans have ramped up their spending on Chik-fil-A sandwiches from $345 to $13,000. (From Da[...]

March 20th, 2015 - 9:58 am § in Politics, USA

How America’s minority party rules over the majority of its people

One word: Gerrymandering. The math is complicated, but the end result is not. Conservatives enjoy a political grip on American society far out of proportion to their actual numbers in the population. There are several reasons for this: 1. The Constitution gives each state the same number of Senators[...]

March 17th, 2015 - 1:55 pm § in Politics

BREAKING — GOP Hunk Resigns From Congress Amid Ethics Scandal

Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican accused of paying for his lavish lifestyle with campaign donations and taxpayer funds, will resign from Congress this month, CNN reported today. Schock is the second Republican to resign from Congress since last fall’s elections. In December, Rep[...]