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Posts Tagged ‘Protests’

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[...]

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[...]