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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[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 10:10 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Where should protesters protest?

Let’s start with the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Gove[...]

April 24th, 2022 - 2:44 pm § in Politics

Trucker convoy drives into ambush

I’m against political violence in any form, even egg throwing, but as a Vietnam veteran I gotta say their point man is incompetent. Led ’em straight into a trap. He should’ve known they’d get a Ukrainian Welcome in Oakland. But, Raw Story says, “According to CB radio ca[...]

April 18th, 2022 - 1:56 pm § in Humor, Politics

Trucker protest has a new problem

When they drove circles around D.C., you didn’t hear much about them, because there wasn’t much to hear about except drivers flipping them off. Well, there is now. Daily Beast reports: “Many things have given the People’s Convoy problems, from Beltway commuters flipping them [...]

March 10th, 2022 - 4:58 pm § in Health, News Media, Politics, Racism

What, exactly, are they protesting?

I certainly get the feeling it wasn’t just Covid-19 mandates, but something bigger. In a column last week, Seattle Times writer Danny Westneat pointed out that even though all Washington mask mandates will end two days from now (on March 12), the protests against mask mandates go on, and on, a[...]

March 6th, 2022 - 10:19 pm § in Politics

“We have demands,” but don’t know what they are

Here in America (unlike Russia), protesting is legal and legitimate (to most folks, anyway, with some exceptions). But some causes are more compelling and popular than others. Also, it helps to have one. The so-called “People’s Convoy” mimicking Canada’s truckers’ prote[...]