Archive for April, 2021

April 30th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Student arrested for campus swastika

A University of Connecticut student has been and charged with a hate crime for allegedly spray-painting a swastika on a campus building “directly across the street from [the] UConn Hillel” building, the Hartford Courant reported on Friday, April 30, 2021 (read story here). The newspaper[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 2:43 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Environment, Law and Courts, Politics

South Dakota sues N.P.S. to allow Rushmore fireworks

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore fireworks lawsuit is getting national media coverage, so let’s take a look-see at it. I can use this as an opportunity to talk a little about law and how courts operate. Fireworks displays at Rushmore were an annual event, and a big tourist draw, until 2010 [...]

April 30th, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Biden, Politics

When people are wrong, they should be ignored

Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but no one is entitled to be listened to. A new CNN poll finds, “Public opinion is sharply divided by party over whether election rules are too restrictive or too loose, with 76% of Democrats saying that the rules make it too difficult to vote and 87% of Re[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 11:47 am § in Biden, Humor, Misc.

Dogs and cats

First Dog “Major” is back in the White House after receiving training “following two biting incidents,” CNN reports. But more challenges are coming: “To prepare for a new cat at the White House, Major received special training to see how he would do …” Yeah[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 11:23 am § in Humor, Misc.

Parking garage caper (video — NSFW: language)

That isn’t the first time some dummy drove a U-Haul into a parking garage, and won’t be the last, either, because there’s one born every minute. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 30th, 2021 - 12:29 am § in Science

PHOTOGRAPHY: Andromeda galaxy

It’s 2.5 million light years away, so what you see here is what existed that long ago, before the Dawn of Man. Photo by Hubble telescope. Click on image to enlarge and then say “Wow!” Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 10:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Rioter ordered to pay $12 million for damage to police station

A 23-year-old Minnesota protester who participated in torching a police station during the George Floyd protests was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison and a $12 million fine, the British news service BBC reported on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Read story here. Dylan Robinson and three other riote[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 9:41 pm § in America, Biden, China, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

After 99 days, what Biden told Congress

“Madam Speaker, the President of the United States!” “My fellow Americans, I’ve come to talk about rebuilding America …” POLITICS Partisan gridlock threatens democracy. America “did not flinch” when faced with insurrection. But democracy is being “tested” and “we have to prove[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in News Media

Headlines that leave you shaking your head

From ABC News on Thursday, April 29, 2021: “Man charged for threatening gov. cites free speech” (story here) “Man accused of vandalizing mosque says it was a joke” (story here) From NBC News on Thursday, April 29, 2021: “Pro-Trump web forums are abuzz with directions to[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 7:42 pm § in Biden, Health, Politics

Why do Republicans lie so much?

Republicans lie. A lot. Every day. Yesterday, for example, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) falsely claimed Biden would “mandate” sending kids to preschool and attending community college. Last week, they falsely claimed Biden would limit Americans to eating 4 lbs. of red meat a year. (N.B.,[...]