Archive for October, 2021

October 31st, 2021 - 7:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Up to 2,500 Capitol rioters could be prosecuted

Sedition hunters say well over 2,000 people, not 800 as reported by the media, entered the U.S. Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection and potentially could face criminal charges. About 625 have been arrested and charged so far, so there’s a ways to go. Nearly 10,000 entered restrict[...]

October 31st, 2021 - 6:50 pm § in China, Humor, Misc.

Chinese farmer’s now-famous 70,000 chickens

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October 31st, 2021 - 6:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Melania’s now-famous eye roll

It happened at an Atlanta Braves world series game on Sunday, October 31, 2021, right after Trump gave the crowd a “tomahawk chop,” which is considered racist by Native Americans and their supporters. The video instantly went viral. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 31st, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in Misc.

Istanbul’s now-famous hobo dog

CNN reports (here) that, “A street dog named Boji has become something of a celebrity in Istanbul, where he travels around the city on its ferries, trams and subway cars. His adventures came to light a couple of months ago, and municipal officials began to track his movements. They were amazed[...]

October 31st, 2021 - 2:53 pm § in Health, Misc.

Why are deadly car accidents soaring?

Americans are killing themselves and each other with cars. Road deaths are soaring (see story here). Experts attribute it to reckless driving, drinking and drugs, more speeding, more people not using seatbelts — in short, people are going nuts on the streets after being cooped up in their home[...]

October 31st, 2021 - 2:26 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Suddenly, school board elections really matter

You need to know who’s running for your community’s school board. It isn’t easy, because these elections are officially non-partisan, so there’s no party labels to help you identify toxic candidates. You have to dig through voter pamphlets, look up endorsements, and search th[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 9:32 pm § in Politics

Nasty bigot interrupts gay student at school board meeting

A girl was speaking to a school board about bullying of gay students in her school when a homophobic audience member began yelling “this is indoctrination” and reduced her to tears. Watch a video clip below; a more complete video is embedded in the news story here. The incident illustrat[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

What if you call the police and they don’t come because they’re busy putting on their Klan robes?

In October 30, 2020, Biden campaign workers traveling in Texas by bus and car were ambushed by a “Trump Train” on the interstate highway passing through San Marcos, Texas. (Read background story here.) The Biden caravan had been harassed by other Trump Trains, but this was different. The[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University of Florida orders profs not to testify in voting rights case

The university’s explanation is they “were not authorized” to serve as witnesses and their testimony would “pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida” and “create a conflict for the University of Florida.”┬áRead story here. [...]

October 30th, 2021 - 4:35 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Cancel culture can bite liberals, too

“Cancel culture” has become a “thing.” The term refers to something along the lines of boycotting someone “as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure,” according to the definition here. It’s generally associated with liberals, who’[...]