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June 23rd, 2019 - 11:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

(Copied, with  my sidebar, from Seth Harp, The Intercept) “I should have kept my mouth shut about the guacamole; that made things worse for me. Otherwise, what I’m about to describe could happen to any American who travels internationally. It happened 33,295 times last year.? “My work[...]

June 16th, 2019 - 7:28 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics, Religion, Saudi Arabia

Saudi American Israel Axis” When SAIS Replaces ISIS!

While Donald Trump confronts Iran, the Saudis continue their terrorism.  Thirty years after Chinese troops killed hundreds of students in Tiananmen Square and six years after Egyptian troops shot 800 in Tahrir Square, Sudanese soldiers have done the same in their own square in their own capital. Th[...]

May 31st, 2019 - 9:17 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Senator Warren proposes to pass a law “no one  —  not even a president —  is above the law.”

My choice for President is Elizabeth Warren “If Donald Trump were anyone other than the president of the United States right now, he would be in handcuffs and indicted.” I feel that Warren is reading my posts on The Ave.  This week I wrote that the Democrats need to pass a Presidential [...]

May 28th, 2019 - 4:08 pm § in Politics

Heartless

Another Republican has blocked disaster relief for millions of suffering Americans. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) gave no reason for holding up the $19 billion bill, which Trump has said he’ll sign, other than saying House Speaker Pelosi should have scheduled a vote on it before the Memorial Day r[...]

May 17th, 2019 - 2:40 pm § in Politics

What if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade?

For over half a century now, overturning Roe v. Wade has been the Holy Grail of the religious right. In the interim, religion-driven rightwing fanatics have bombed and torched abortion clinics, murdered abortion doctors, and harassed abortion clinic workers and patients in God’s name. I have n[...]

May 10th, 2019 - 6:20 pm § in Politics

South Carolina GOP legislator says colleague committed a “misdeed” by being raped

“A GOP state lawmaker who recently gave an impassioned speech about being raped as a 16 year old says she feels attacked after a Republican colleague passed out literature describing rape as a ‘misdeed of the parent’ that doesn’t justify having an abortion,” according to th[...]

April 20th, 2019 - 5:38 pm § in Politics

Washington GOP legislator says nurses “play cards”

A Washington GOP legislator who opposes a bill that would require hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted meal and rest breaks has claimed, without evidence, that nurses in small hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The state nursing association blasted he[...]

April 11th, 2019 - 11:42 am § in Politics

Pence bashes gays, then claims he’s a victim

He opposes gay marriage, and as Indiana governor, he signed legislation allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. But when South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg called him out on it, Pence complained his religion was under attack. Read story here. Look, [...]

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

April 6th, 2019 - 10:50 pm § in Politics

Aacdemic Freedom Dies in China

Xu Zhangrun Has Written About Democracy, a Now Forbidden Topic in Xi’s China. (China Digital Times) On Monday, law professor Xu Zhangrun was suspended from teaching and other roles at Tsinghua University in apparent response to a series of politically critical essays. In the most prominent p[...]