Archive for August, 2020

August 31st, 2020 - 11:36 pm § in Misc.

What living in a “republic” means

A “republic” means the majority can’t rule the minority. It doesn’t mean a minority can rule the majority. That’s neither republic nor democracy. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 7:24 pm § in News Media, Politics, Racism

Study: 96% of BLM protests are peaceful

Since George Floyd’s murder, there have been ~11,000 demonstrations in the U.S. Police intervened in 725 of them, and used force 400 times or in roughly 1 of every 28 protests There were 100 government and police assaults against news media in these protests Rightwingers organized 360 counter-[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 5:46 pm § in Misc.

Wisconsin’s GOP legislators spurn police reform

This article contains news with liberal commentary. “Wisconsin Republican leaders convened a special session of the state Legislature on police reform for less than 30 seconds,” NBC News reported on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Read story here.) And you can’t vote them out. In 2018, Rep[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why do Republicans lie so much?

This article contains news with pro-Biden biased commentary. I suppose Democrats do it, too. We’re all human and imperfect. It just seems Republicans do a lot more of it, and are more over-the-top. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA, photo bottom right) “tweeted a video on Saturday that altered th[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 2:34 pm § in Politics

Dunderhead starts GoFundMe for numbskull; dummies kick in

This article contains news with obnoxious liberal commentary. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican (right), fired Arthur “Mac” Love IV (left), another Republican who oversaw Maryland’s Commission on African-American History and Culture, after a public outcry over Love’s social medi[...]

August 31st, 2020 - 5:12 am § in Donald Trump

Photo of the Day

Kyle Rittenhouse at Trump rally in January 2020. (Click here for source) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 8:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

If your boss stops FICA withholding, you’ll still owe those taxes.

Yes, it’s complicated. It’s not what it seems. This article contains news with anti-Trump commentary. Companies can stop withholding FICA taxes for most workers on September 1, 2020, but don’t have to, and if they do, workers must pay those taxes by April 30, 2021, the IRS says. Re[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 7:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Russia

NYT says Rosenstein secretly limited Mueller probe

This article contains news and commentary Rod Rosenstein publicly ordered Robert Mueller to investigate “any links and/or coordination” between Russia’s government and the 2016 Trump campaign, but “privately told” him to “conduct only a criminal investigation,R[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 4:08 pm § in Law and Courts

Conservative writer assesses Kenosha self-defense claim

This article consists of more or less politically neutral commentary. It seems undisputed that Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, a high school dropout from Antioch, Illinois, who steeped himself in cop culture, shot 3 people, killing 2 and wounding 1, during disturbances in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 202[...]

August 30th, 2020 - 2:12 pm § in Health

Secret weapon vs. Covid-19: Llamas?

Researchers discover their antibodies block the virus. Read story here.   Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]