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    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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    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 ‘Republicans’

January 16th, 2015 - 1:59 pm § in The Ave Scene

Radical Republicans: Maybe They Should Take Ec 101

One of our own this time! Apparently he never took Ec 101 and does not understand how a nation differs form a family.  I betcha he keeps his wealth in gold coins![...]

January 15th, 2015 - 4:14 pm § in America

Radical Republicans and The Right to Life


January 12th, 2015 - 9:46 am § in Misc.

Radical Republicans: What is Wrong With This Picture?

GOP leader sees no problem with male domination of the House When House Republicans chose their committee heads, mysteriously, 20 out of 21 were men . That’s one woman, if you do the math. But no worries, …[...]

January 11th, 2015 - 10:37 am § in America, Americanism, Whites

Errrrr ahhhh .. who is “white?”

New KKK Board Causes Stir In Arkansas A car-stopping Ku Klux Klan billboard posted along a heavily traveled highway in Harrison, AR elicited tons of reactions.  The ad features a little Caucasian girl accompanied by the bold and brazen…[...]

January 10th, 2015 - 12:08 pm § in America, Corporatism, free speech, Hypocrisy, Politics, politics, USA

Radical Republicans: Attack on the General Accounting Office

Why the House GOP wants a new accountant (MSNBC Steve Benin) Imagine your family puts together a budget. Once you and your loved ones have made financial plans for various expenses and long-term needs, you show it to your family accountant to see if you’re on the right track. The accountant, much [...]

January 5th, 2015 - 10:57 pm § in Misc.

Facebook Fracas Over Boehner


January 4th, 2015 - 11:27 am § in Misc.

Radical Republicans Pledge to Replace SNAP with SOUP.

One hundred percent of newly elected Republican Senators have agreed to vote to eliminate the food stamps program including; Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike R[...]