Archive for May, 2024

May 27th, 2024 - 6:53 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

It’s okay to burn this flag

The flagpole outside the U.S. post office in Delmar, New York, a hamlet of about 8,300 people (in 2000), normally flies American and POW flags. On Memorial Day, May 27, 2024, parade attendees noticed another flag under the first two: “Trump 2024” (photo, left; see story here). For the re[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 6:15 pm § in Humor, Politics, Republicans

50-year-old single woman trolls internet in bikini

This oughta be against the law. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 5:50 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Compare Biden and Trump Memorial Day speeches

A transcript of Biden’s speech at Arlington National Cemetery isn’t available yet, but Reuters reported (here) that he spoke of the sacrifices of America’s fallen military personnel. Next week he’ll travel to Normandy, where he’s “expected to give a major speech a[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 5:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Rightwing politics and facts don’t mix well

Oil and water don’t mix. Neither do foxes and chickens. Or rightwing politics and facts. Lying is so endemic on the political right that you take it for granted what rightwingers say won’t pass a fact-check or truth-check. Trump’s lies are legion; Washington Post “fact-checke[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 4:13 pm § in America, Democrats, Humor, Politics, Republicans

How secession could work

GOP firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene says, “We need a national divorce,” and while her idea of splitting up red and blue states won’t work, it’s not worth another civil war to keep Republicans in the Union. The divorce part is easy; we’re already divorced. Republicans a[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Few takers for “Ashli Babbitt Hero March”

The annual “Ashli Babbitt Freedom March,” first held in 2023, is a new Memorial Day tradition in the nation’s capital. Last year the turnout was about a dozen people, judging from counting the noses in the video here. It’s not easy to find out how many people turned out today[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 4:30 am § in Donald Trump

Some idiot posted on “X” (Twitter) …

… this. To wit, “The family that gave up everything to save America. [flag emoji] Thank you!” (See story here) They’re not exactly the Sullivan brothers. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 27th, 2024 - 1:44 am § in Misc.

Cop guns down deaf and blind dog

His name was Teddy, a Shih Tzu, deaf and blind. He escaped his kennel, and a neighbor who saw him wandering called the police because the small Missouri town doesn’t have an animal control officer. The cop spent all of three minutes trying to lasso Teddy with one of those poles that animal con[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 6:34 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump

Thank you for your service, sergeant

This Memorial Day, let us take time to honor the fallen and all who served. Thank you, Sgt. Nicholas Ranstad, for your service, including a combat tour in Afghanistan. As a disabled veteran, he had so many problems with V.A. health care, he now chooses private health care over free V.A. health care.[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 5:35 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

How to sink your own ship

First you point out that you did write a letter to the Transportation Secretary requesting funding for a bridge in your district (page 1 here, page 2 here). Then you remind everybody you voted against the bill containing that funding (more details here). And then you’re an ingrate.   Retu[...]