Posts Tagged ‘Bad States’

March 15th, 2023 - 9:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Southern injustice

I wonder how many white people in Florida get sentenced to 400 years in prison for being the getaway driver in an armed robbery in which no one was hurt? That was the sentence imposed on Sidney Holmes in 1989, and he wasn’t even the getaway driver in the robbery. He was convicted on the [&hell[...]

March 12th, 2023 - 11:28 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas death factory

No, not the Mexican border. The courtrooms of Harris County, Texas. This county’s judges send more people to death row than any other U.S. county. This isn’t some out of the way place where justice is meted out by cowboy judges to hapless defendants represented by country lawyers. Harris[...]

March 6th, 2023 - 11:07 pm § in Law and Courts

Texas abortion law endangers women (video)

Move to Washington. We don’t persecute doctors and pregnant women here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 6:57 pm § in Politics, Republicans

WTF Texas Republicans?!

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) represents southwest Texas. The Uvalde elementary school, scene of a mass shooting in May 2022, is in his district. The perpetrator bought the gun legally a day after his 18th birthday, and committed the crime a week later. Following that school massacre, there was another [...]

March 4th, 2023 - 12:00 pm § in America, Politics, Religion, Republicans

GOP legislator’s anti-LGBQT hate tax

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (the gunman in the photo below; read his bio here), a former preacher-man, is a hater. He was elected by country hicks in northeast Texas (details here and here). The product of a Baptist bible college, he wants the state to kill doctors who perform abortions, and wome[...]

February 9th, 2023 - 4:16 pm § in Hypocrisy, Racism, Republicans

Mississippi genocide

You may remember the white Republicans who run Mississippi stole nearly $100 million of federal TANF funds intended for the state’s poor, many of whom are black. Two million dollars was paid to retired NFL player Brett Favre as “speaking fees” for talks he never gave, which he refu[...]

February 2nd, 2023 - 12:17 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Black lives don’t matter in Florida

That’s the message Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sent when he banned African-American studies from Florida schools. One of his explicit objections to the course was inclusion of “Black Lives Matter” materials. According to him, “Black Lives Matter” has n[...]

January 23rd, 2023 - 1:09 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Could Democrats flip Mississippi?

It’s an intriguing possibility. They have a great candidate, with unbeatable name recognition, and Republicans are mired in a welfare corruption scandal. Brandon Presley (who’s related to Elvis), “knows who to connect with voters, … listen to voters,” a strategist says.[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 8:11 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Don’t raise kids in Arizona

The importance of education doesn’t need to be explained or defended here. Arizona is known as a retirement haven. Low cost of living is part of what attracts older folks on fixed incomes. They don’t  like paying school taxes, and don’t have school-age children, so they don’[...]

October 10th, 2022 - 1:30 pm § in Democrats, Health, Republicans

Why did Covid-19 kill more Republicans than Democrats?

Multiple academic studies have indicated that Republican were statistically more likely to die of Covid-19 than Democrats. The latest, a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, concludes, “Average excess death rates in Florida and Ohio were 76% higher among Republicans than [...]