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September 18th, 2021 - 9:06 am § in Biden, Misc.

Why are Haitians piling up on the Texas border?

Pretty simple, really. “Many of the Haitians currently at the border are believed to have been living in South America after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but the toll of the pandemic on the region fueled migration to the US southern border,” CNN says (read story here). The Biden adminis[...]

September 17th, 2021 - 7:30 pm § in Misc.

650,000 white flags

The flags are tiny, but there are so many that even closely packed together, they turn more than 20 acres solid white. Too many to fit in the photo below. Each flag symbolizes a dead American, all killed by Covid-19. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 16th, 2021 - 1:40 am § in Environment, Misc.

Don’t pet the cows

Northumberland, just below the Scottish border, is largely undeveloped moorland; and in an enclosed park at a historic castle famous for its alleged ghosts (read about it here), there lives a herd of wild cattle. Numbering about 90, the Chillingham cattle are born free, and live free. They’re [...]

September 14th, 2021 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.

California recall backfires

Both sides made California’s recall election a referendum on Covid-19 restrictions and mandates, and it backfired spectacularly on its promoters. They lost so big that the results may embolden Democrats elsewhere to press forward with sterner measures. (See story here.) The recall effort, whic[...]

September 13th, 2021 - 10:28 pm § in Misc.

Happy birthday, Mr. Brooks

They held a birthday party for Lawrence Brooks in New Orleans on Sunday. He just turned 112. Brooks served with the 91st Engineer Regiment (details here) in New Guinea and the Phillippines from 1940 to 1945. He’s America’s oldest living World War 2 veteran. Happy birthday, Mr. Brooks, an[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.

Football fans save falling cat

First a frightening scene, then a stadium erupting in cheers, when a cat that dangled, then fell, from the upper deck of a Miami stadium on Saturday, September 11, 2001, was caught by fans in the lower seats who improvised a net from an American flag. Read story here, and watch video below. The sto[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:45 pm § in Misc.

Honolulu city council condemns “Stairway to Heaven”

Honolulu’s city council has voted unanimously “to remove the Haiku Stairs or ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and set aside $1 million to get the job done. The next step is for Mayor Rick Blangardi to approve the city budget and finalize the move to destroy the site,” the Daily Mai[...]

September 11th, 2021 - 9:28 pm § in Misc.

No-hitters (video)

While nobody was looking, major league pitchers threw a bunch of no-hitters in the 2021 season — 9 so far, the most ever. That includes one by the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tyler Gilbert on August 14 in his first major league appearance — making only the fourth pitcher to do that (stor[...]

September 11th, 2021 - 6:35 pm § in America, Misc.

9/11 tribute (video)

There were many events today marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, and many videos to choose from: speeches, singing, ceremonies. What’s an editor to do? I chose this one. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 11th, 2021 - 1:30 pm § in America, Misc.

Did an airliner hit the Pentagon?

Yes. Unequivocally, yes. Conspiracy theorists refuse to believe it. Some people drink fish tank cleaner or eat horse pills to “cure” Covid-19. There are lots of gullible, stupid people in the world. The evidence that a hijacked airliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, is[...]