Archive for August, 2015

August 31st, 2015 - 6:27 pm § in Uncategorized

Kansas jury ruins white supremacist’s day

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 74, who gunned down three people in the belief they were Jews, said the jury “ruined his day” by convicting him of murder. Miller, who fired his lawyers and represented himself, told the jury, “I wanted to kill Jews, not people.” Apparently he thin[...]

August 31st, 2015 - 6:04 pm § in Misc.

You lost. Now do your job.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by Rowan County, Kentucky, county clerk Kim Davis for a stay of lower court orders requiring her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She can still pursue her appeal of those orders to the Supreme Court, but she must now comply with those orde[...]

August 31st, 2015 - 9:00 am § in The Ave Scene

Nicknaming Seattle

Over at Crosscut they are going through yet another peri0dic effort find a nickname for Seattle.  When we came here the nickname was Queen City.  The burghers decided that was too gay.  So they had a context and came up with The Emerald City.  Gakhhh …. seems like a joke where  our natura[...]

August 31st, 2015 - 12:05 am § in Misc.

Caitlin Inc Not Selling So Well

After spending some $100,000 on the ultimate makeover, Caitlin Jenner is disappointed.[...]

August 30th, 2015 - 10:58 pm § in Misc.



August 30th, 2015 - 9:35 am § in Misc.

Chief of slain Texas cop blames free speech

As you know, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was murdered Friday night by a gunman who opened fire without warning — a scenario that’s becoming an all-too-common experience for America’s ordinary law-abiding citizens, too, because it’s easy for crazy people to get guns in this[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 8:26 pm § in Uncategorized

Gerrymandering scheme backfires

Doesn’t sound like much has changed in Columbia, Missouri, since I lived there in the 1960s. Columbia, a city of about 117,000 people, is home to the University of Missouri and two other colleges; and many local business owners have prospered by exploiting the tens of thousands of students com[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 7:55 pm § in Politics

Wildfire victim’s “Medicare moment”

Remember the guy with the sign, “Keep government’s hands off my Medicare!”? Well, this guy wearing a t-shirt that says “Lower Taxes + Less Government = More Freedom” is thanking, you guessed it, taxpayer-supported firefighters for saving his home from wildfires near Oma[...]

August 29th, 2015 - 7:35 pm § in Misc.

Should fast food workers live on wages or welfare?

Over half of U.S. fast-food workers receive public assistance because they can’t subsist on their wages, according to the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center. (Read story here.) Would you prefer they earn enough to support themselves, or keep paying taxes for their welfare benefits [...]

August 29th, 2015 - 9:52 am § in Misc.

Hitler is free! What next?

Hitler Dec 21 1924[...]