Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

June 2nd, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arrested for raising bail money for protesters

Three Georgia activists were arrested by a heavily-armed SWAT team and charged with financial crimes for soliciting donations to a bail fund for protesters against a controversial cop training facility (see story here). “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced its agents and Atlanta poli[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 6:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Good riddance

“Teddy Von Nukem, a southwest Missouri man featured prominently in photos from the infamous 2017 Charlottesville white-supremacist rally, died Jan. 30 this year, the same day he was scheduled to go trial for allegedly trafficking fentanyl across the Mexico border,” a local newspaper repo[...]

October 26th, 2022 - 10:56 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Fire this cop

The Tulsa PD put him on “restrictive duty,” but that’s not enough. A police badge is the power of the state. It’s dangerous in the wrong hands. Do you want your city patrolled by someone who tells a Citizen Police Academy class, “Nothing is more dangerous to America tha[...]

October 23rd, 2022 - 11:02 am § in China

Rabble rouser

“We want food, not PCR tests. We want freedom, not lockdowns. We want respect, not lies. We want reform, not a Cultural Revolution. We want a vote, not a leader. We want to be citizens, not slaves.” Young people. They always have unrealistic expectations. They’re against war, racism, wealt[...]

October 22nd, 2022 - 1:00 pm § in Environment

Anti-oil protests, meh

Back in the 1970s, when people fretted over “peak oil” and freaked out about long gas lines caused by Arab oil embargoes, Ralph Nader said “the world is awash in oil.” He was right, of course; much more oil has been found, and technological advances (e.g., fracking) have unlo[...]

July 10th, 2022 - 1:44 pm § in Law and Courts

Protests, bounty hunters, and the Supreme Court

How do you deal with situations when emotions are running high? Soldiers in combat and airline pilots facing emergencies rely on their training and discipline. In civilian life, well-adjusted adults fall back on principle and social norms to guide their behavior in times of stress. We’ve seen [...]

June 25th, 2022 - 5:18 pm § in Politics

What happens when you shoot from the lip

“@CapitolPolice why are there 20 pallets of bricks one block from the House Office Buildings?” — Rep. Boebert Answer: They’re for a construction project. Details here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 25th, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Politics

GOP candidate withdraws after slapping female opponent

Yesterday, Jeann Lugo (photo, left) was a Providence, Rhode Island, police officer and GOP candidate for state senate. Today, he’s no longer a candidate, is on administrative leave, and probably will lose his police job. He’ll likely be sued for personal injury, and may go to jail, too. [...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Clarence Thomas’s supreme hypocrisy

From Huffington Post, May 14, 2022 (see story here): “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas clutched his pearls on Friday as he regarded Americans so distraught over the prospect of losing human rights in their country that some showed up at justices’ Washington-area homes to address the peo[...]

May 12th, 2022 - 2:57 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Susan Collins called cops on chalk

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who’s disappointed in nearly everything she votes for, but keeps voting for it anyway, called the cops because someone chalked a message on the sidewalk in front of her home asking her to “please” support women’s abortion rights. (See story here.) O[...]