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April 12th, 2021 - 1:44 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP official sued for flashing gun at constituent during virtual meeting

“A 74-year-old Michigan woman filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against a county commissioner who flashed a rifle at her during a virtual public meeting,” The Hill reported on April 12, 2021. Read story here. Back in March 2020, Commissioner Ron Clous (photo, left), a Republican, invited[...]

March 28th, 2021 - 2:25 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

GOP Senator calls for “bipartisan” compromise on voting rights. No.

“Bipartisan efforts are the key to successful voting rights reform,” Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) said on Sunday, March 28, 2021. He appeared to be recounting past history, when Republicans were less overtly racist, and weren’t systematically engaging in voter suppression, as they are [...]

March 24th, 2021 - 1:51 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Strip Capitol rioters of veterans benefits?

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ; photo, left), a USMC veteran and member of the House Veterans Affairs committee, says veterans and service members who assaulted the Capitol on January 6, 2021, should be “stripped of all benefits.” About 1 of every 8 of the Capitol rioters, or nearly 2,000 of t[...]

March 22nd, 2021 - 6:53 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Don’t shop here, please

An Ohio coffee shop owner doesn’t want Democrats or gays in his shop. Adam Newbold (photo, left), who owns C4 Coffee in Lisbon, Ohio, where the paper drinking straw was invented in 1888, says, “If you voted for Joe Biden, don’t buy our coffee, it’s not for you. If you believe there was [...]

March 17th, 2021 - 10:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Florida business owner arrested for Capitol Riot fire extinguisher assault

Robert Scott Palmer, 53 (photos), who owns and manages a cleaning and restoration business in Clearwater, Florida, has been arrested for his actions in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He now faces multiple charges (read story here). Palmer allegedly went to [...]

March 15th, 2021 - 8:29 pm § in Politics

GOP senator’s **WTF?!** description of Capitol rioters

“I knew those were people who love this country, truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law.” Read story here If you travel through the midwest, maybe you should drive around the state that elected him. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 11th, 2021 - 12:14 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Video: What Trump’s election lies and the Capitol riot are really about

More than anything, they’re about dishonoring these men and everything they fought for. This is just an old Budweiser ad, but it captures the real America. Trump and the Capitol insurrectionists could hardly be more distant from it. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

March 10th, 2021 - 2:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Refugees

Members of Congress and staff, in fear of their lives, hide from a Trump-inspired lynch mob in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page    [...]

March 6th, 2021 - 11:37 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

How should political violence be punished?

With firmness, to nip it in the bud, before it can spin out of control. This doesn’t necessarily imply singling people out and making examples out of them, but it does mean holding them accountable. For example, Capitol rioters should be prosecuted for the crimes they committed and punished in[...]

March 4th, 2021 - 1:45 pm § in America, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Capitol Security

Want to blow up the Capitol? (See story here.) Come and get it. Depleting the population of domestic terrorists is no loss to our democracy. (Technical details: The rifles aren’t loaded, but an ammo magazine in a chest pouch is visible on the National Guard soldier on the left. With practice, [...]