Archive for the ‘Republicans’ Category

March 30th, 2023 - 8:23 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

When Republicans take over higher education

New College in Sarasota, Florida, is part of Florida’s public university system. It has no fraternities or football team, but as Florida’s designated honors college, pumps out Fulbright scholars. It’s “a haven for brainy kids who are high-achieving and intellectually curious,” but may not [...]

March 30th, 2023 - 12:35 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

GOP House leader wants to talk about school shootings

“House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said legislation alone can’t prevent school shootings and that the U.S. must also have some kind of serious talk,” Huffington Post reported on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in the aftermath of a private Christian school massacre (read story here). M[...]

March 29th, 2023 - 6:15 pm § in Politics, Republicans

What happens when you don’t get facts straight

You look like an idiot or liar, or both, and suffer public humiliation. Read story here and watch video below. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 29th, 2023 - 2:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP senator holds military promotions hostage

Tommy Tuberville’s success as a football coach propelled him into the U.S. Senate, and that’s a problem, because he’s dumber than a box of rocks. Sen. Tuberville (R-AL) has slapped a hold on high-ranking military promotions because he doesn’t like Pentagon abortion policies. [...]

March 27th, 2023 - 5:45 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Florida bans Ruby Bridges movie

A couple days ago, I posted that Florida banned a book about Rosa Parks for school libraries (see posting here). Now, Florida has also banned a Disney movie about Ruby Bridges, the little black girl in the Norman Rockwell painting below (read story here). Why? Because “a parent complained ab[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

GOP tale of disenfranchised veteran is fake news

I’m for fair, accurate, and transparent elections, and protecting the right to vote; and I have nothing against losing candidates pursuing legal remedies in the courts to straighten out election frauds, irregularities, or mistakes. But when the facts aren’t on your side, you lose. A GOP [...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why do Republicans think crazy is a winning election strategy?

Probably because they’ve been around their own voters too long, and need to get out of the barn more. After 3 teachers and 3 kids were murdered by an AK47-wielding woman at a Nashville Christian school on Monday, March 27, 2023 (see story here), a survivor of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park pa[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 2:52 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Florida GOP bill gives racists right to sue if you call them racists

And Florida’s GOP-controlled legislature is poised to give racists a right to sue you for defamation if you call them racists. Does that sound like infringing free speech to you? It does to me, too. And also to Rep. Corey Mills (R-FL), the Republican who represents a district between Daytona B[...]

March 25th, 2023 - 12:36 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Would you vote for someone who can’t get simple facts straight?

If you vote Republican, you have no choice. Granted, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) isn’t typical even by GOP standards; he’s as incendiary as they come (see story here). Biggs has two main claims to fame. Remember the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes that sends “Prize Patrols” w[...]

March 24th, 2023 - 9:37 pm § in Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Florida bans “The Life of Rosa Parks”

Technically, it’s under review. But the book was pulled from school library shelves months ago, which effectively prohibits students from reading it, unless they obtain a private copy here. (Read story here.) Florida is a retirement haven for rich (and not-so-rich) East Coasters. The stateR[...]