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January 25th, 2017 - 8:39 pm § in Politics

What is patriotism?

Patriotism is loyalty to a country, not a leader, party, or ideology. Which raises the questions, what is a country, and why have one? Rebecca Gordon, who teaches philosophy at the University of San Francisco, writing in Mother Jones, explores these questions here. Her article is worth reading. &nbs[...]

November 8th, 2016 - 5:44 am § in Misc., Repugnants

THE-Ave Challenge: What is missing?

I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.[...]

November 8th, 2016 - 4:48 am § in Misc.

WATCH: Hillary and Donald Respond to Father of fallen U.S. Muslim soldier

He just keeps getting Trumpier……. Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: ‘I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices’ In his first response to a searing charge that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for the U.S., Trump said he’d created “thousands and thousands of jobs.”[...]

November 7th, 2016 - 4:21 pm § in Misc.

WHITE LIVES MATTER

Racism: The Despair of Poor White Americans The liberal obsession with “people of color” is deeply wrong. Clay-eaters. Hillbillies, Dust Bowl families, coal miners, loggers … these folks live in poverty as ingrained as anything in inner city Chicago or the Mississippi outback. Thes[...]

October 27th, 2016 - 2:50 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

How many Black athletes would kneel for the game?

Im sorry, but not standing for the Star Bangled Banner is something kids do at high school assemblies to protest injustice they learn about in their social studies classes.  While I do applaud and admire Colin Kapernick, San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, who has taking a stance against “the op[...]

October 13th, 2016 - 9:21 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Adversity is Nothing #3

Seri Matiari is a tournament held in Malaysia, that up until this year, featured teams that play in NBL Asia. The majority of those teams in last year’s tournament were local Malaysian teams, and one team from the Philippines. This year in an attempt to increase the legitimacy of the NBL Asia leag[...]

October 7th, 2016 - 9:30 am § in Misc., UW

BREWSTER: Road to Prestinge: SHRINK the College

David Brewster  Good article on the tradeoffs universities make when they aspire to become “prestige” institutions. The formula, at Clemson at least: shrink enrollment by being more selective, raise class sizes, raise tuition, game the US News rankings, tell adjuncts to get PhDs. Public[...]

September 29th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

Fair Pay

Monsanto CEO gets well-deserved $600 million bonus for last year The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, received a performance bonus of more than $600 millions for the 2015 fiscal year,…[...]

September 12th, 2016 - 5:08 am § in Misc., Repugnants

Kshama Sawant vs. Hillary Clinton

Sawant is the Donald Trump of the left.  Like Trump her ego overbalances any rational ideas.  She demonizes Mrs. Clinton with all the subtlety of Rush Limbaugh. I also am upset by Kshama Sawant’s racism.  Is Sawant a person of color?   She is high caste, a Hindu from the Brahman caste .[...]