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September 21st, 2020 - 6:20 pm § in America, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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News and commentary from a center-left perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website contains news collected from media sources, our commentaries, politics, short movies, and offbeat humor. Directly below are the stories we’re highlighting and t[...]

September 20th, 2020 - 10:26 am § in America

RACISM: It’s not just color

Ben Franklin On “Stupid, Swarthy Germans” Immigrants to America have always been feared and hated. Germans represent the largest group of immigrants to America, outnumbering the English and Irish by a wide margin. Nearly 20% of Americans can trace their ancestors back to Germany.  But t[...]

September 20th, 2020 - 9:04 am § in America, Misc.

HISTORIC POSTCARDS: January 20, 2024 First Flight of Air Force 1.1 with an Ex President aboard

This historic postcard commemorates three events: 1. The Inauguration of Julian Castro as Americas 46th President and our first Hispanic President 2. The end of the golden era as we now talk about the Great Boom that led to the Second Depression 3. The first official flight of Air Force 1, the offic[...]

September 15th, 2020 - 1:23 pm § in America, Health, Humor

Germany declares war on American!

“Model case of stupidity!” A 26-year-old American woman who knew she had Covid-19 but flouted Bavarian quarantine rules and went bar-crawling in town has infected at least five dozen Germans and authorities there are not happy. “Model case of stupidity,” Bavaria’s gover[...]

September 15th, 2020 - 12:07 am § in America, Politics

BLM poll workers? Fine by me.

This article contains sarcastic liberal commentary. Carol Wolman, M.D., a California psychiatrist and peace activist, thinks BLM activists should sign up to be poll workers. Read her essay here. Fine by me. After describing BLM as a “movement is waging spiritual warfare against forces of racis[...]

September 12th, 2020 - 9:00 pm § in America, Racism

The right way to remove statues

A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, was lifted off the pedestal on which it stood for 111 years in front of the county courthouse on Saturday, September 12, 2020, one month after the county board of supervisors voted to remove it. “There has been a robust, community-driven process t[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 3:58 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Republican academic says today’s GOP isn’t worth saving

Thomas M. Nichols is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College whose work “deals with issues involving Russia, nuclear weapons, and national security affairs,” according to his Wikipedia bio. He has a B.A. from Boston University, an M.A. from Columbia, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown; taught[...]

September 11th, 2020 - 12:10 am § in America, China, Schools & Colleges

Speak Chinese!

This article contains news with sarcastic commentary. The Chinese word “neige” (內閣, assuming Google Translate works, but I won’t vouch for that; I may actually be talking about kitchen cabinets) is not the American slang word “——” (“——&[...]

September 6th, 2020 - 2:26 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Trump’s “You’ve Got Mail” delivers dead chicks to farmers

New slogan: “You’ve got DOA mail!” They used to get live chicks in two days. But now they get boxes of dead chicks a week or more late. Sometimes the local post office calls them pleading to “get this smell outta here!” Read story here. Photo below: Mail delivery can[...]

September 5th, 2020 - 2:51 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

The wisdom of Smedley D. Butler

by Mark Adams “It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits. That is how the 21,000 billionaires and mi[...]