Archive for February, 2023

February 28th, 2023 - 11:31 pm § in Law and Courts

How much stupid cops cost taxpayers this time

NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter (photo, left) were killed in a helicopter crash. Some of the first responders took cellphone pics of the crash scene. One of them, a sheriff’s deputy, would later testify that he “‘didn’t do anything wrong’ when he snapp[...]

February 28th, 2023 - 11:01 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Going to prison isn’t optional

Steve Bannon is on trial for a scheme that allegedly defrauded donors to a privately funded border wall. Bannon avoided federal prison because Trump pardoned him, but faces state charges in New York because some of the donors are from there (see story here). He’s already been separately senten[...]

February 28th, 2023 - 10:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Saudi Arabia

The $2 billion bribe

Saudi Arabia can afford it. After all, it’s an investment. The Washington Post reported, “The day after leaving the White House, Kushner created a company that he transformed months later into a private equity firm with $2 billion from a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Saudi Crown Prin[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 9:47 pm § in China, Health, Science

We still don’t know where Covid-19 came from

“An updated intelligence assessment about the origins of the Covid-19 virus has reopened the long-simmering and unsolved debate about how the virus came to be,” CNN reported on Monday, February 27, 2023 (read story here). “[T]he US Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence an[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 8:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Murdoch faces new legal difficulties, but so what?

Dominion Voting Systems has the Fox network dead-to-rights: They lied about the company, knew they were lying, but put the lies on the air to make money. Fox is going to pay Dominion a lot of money (but can afford to). But now Fox is in another kind of hot water. Biden’s campaign ran ads [&hel[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 1:28 am § in Politics, Republicans

Sure, let ’em secede (video)

We’ll keep our money, they’ll take their poverty with them. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Loyalty pledge

Ronna McDaniel, who chairs the Republican National Committee (RNC), firmly believes 2024 GOP presidential contenders should be required “to sign a pledge to back the party’s ultimate nominee in order to participate in primary debates.” “I think it’s kind of a no-brainer, ri[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 5:03 am § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Is Nikki Haley a serious presidential candidate?

Nikki Haley wants to be president for no better reason than she wants to be president. That’s more or less the media narrative, which has focused on her struggles to differentiate herself from other aspirants (see story here), beyond being a Republican who isn’t Trump (although she certa[...]

February 25th, 2023 - 10:45 pm § in Racism

Snow shoveling Karen

A white woman in Rockford, Illinois, called the police on February 17, 2023, because two black men were shoveling snow off the public sidewalk in front of her house. She even shoveled snow back onto the sidewalk! Watch video below and read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 25th, 2023 - 10:27 pm § in Racism

Pizzeria Karen

This racist incident happened at a pizzeria in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The woman didn’t like the fact a Spanish-language program was playing on the TV (read details here). My guess is she’ll also be told to never set foot in that pizzeria again; these days,[...]