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February 22nd, 2021 - 12:12 am § in Politics

Mexico comes to Ted Cruz (video)

No need for Ted to go to Mexico, because Mexico will come to him. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 7:21 pm § in Misc.

Texas utilities gouge those with power

Apparently the lucky Texans are those without power, compared to those who do. For what an unregulated utility customer’s bill might look like, click here. Free markets, baby! Go Texas! As for me, I’m sure glad I live in Socialist Seattle, where the city owns the power company, and we ha[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Donnie Trump Jr. flubs Texas

Donnie Trump Jr., the ex-president’s oldest son, erstwhile big game hunter, and one of the dumbest people on the planet, had this to say about the Texas power grid failure: Here’s the problem: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott happens to be a Republican. And while there’s incompetence galore [...]

February 18th, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Environment, Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Texas flapjacks

How to cook when the power’s out. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 3:57 pm § in Misc.

Driving while in Texas (video)

Seems like they weren’t ready for this. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 10:40 am § in Misc., Politics

Street straddling Arkansas and Texas displays a stark contrast in the 2 states’ public works

The Texas electrical grid failed because they didn’t winterize it. They didn’t spend anything on snowplows, either (photo below; story here). And a few years ago, when the state was being consumed by wildfires, the Republican governor had to beg President Obama for federal disaster assis[...]

February 17th, 2021 - 12:51 pm § in Misc., Politics

How to not get re-elected

Tim Boyd, ex-mayor of Colorado City, Texas, apparently believes a working electricity grid is “socialism.” By popular demand, he vacated the mayor’s after blasting his “lazy” constituents with the breath of cold air below (story here). He’s reportedly in hiding; I[...]

February 16th, 2021 - 6:34 pm § in Environment

What makes the Texas power blackout unique, and why it won’t happen elsewhere

Big chunks of Texas are without power in the wake of an epic snow and ice storm gripping much of the United States. The immediate cause for the grid’s failure is freezing temperatures, but this happens every winter in northern states (and Scandanavia), and they don’t lose power to the en[...]

October 6th, 2020 - 11:42 am § in Racism

Murder charges in Texas white cop’s killing of black man

Johnathan Price, 31, a popular former college football player and a city employee in Wolfe City, Texas, was killed by Shaun Lucas, 22, on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Price was at a gas station when he saw a man assaulting a woman and intervened; the man then assaulted Price. A friend of his later sai[...]

October 3rd, 2020 - 8:28 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Texas AG’s staff: “Our boss is a crook”

This article contains news with a dollop of liberal sarcasm. “A group of top aides for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking federal law enforcement to investigate their boss,” KHOU- 11 TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, reported on Saturday, October 3, 2020. A letter to federal law[...]