TA MUG iconThis LEDE is a new feature on THE Ave.  The lede in a newspaper is the paragraph that initially draws readers into a story. On THE-Ave.US, stories can be spread across  many posts so we will use ledes to draw your attention to stories about specific topics or to authors who write here on TA.

    For example, you can click here for stories about the UW or here for timely stories about the presidency under Mitt Romney.


    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.


    Some months BBQ SC ago I started writing about South Carolina.  In part I started because of the fight between that state and Washington state about jobs for Boeing.  What I have found is almost unbelievable.  The cradle of the confederacy, remains almost incredibly foreign to any place I have lived.  Teen births, gun abuse, anti union laws, racism, … I have relatives who chose to live there but I doubt I would ever want to visit their home. CLICK the BBQ guy to readmore.

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    mR sMITH GOES TO THE uwThe UW was and is the soil from which THE Ave developed.  This lede will take you to stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, the achievements of the UW that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more. Recent stories have dealt wit a very strange fight over the UW logo.



    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.


    legal thuggeryLegal thugs …. they are a pestilence.  I found the lady here watching at the edge of a labor meeting in Seattle.  Who was she?  From her clothing, manicured nails and skeptical posture I took her for some corporate type, perhaps a corporate lawyer looking for an edge.   Lawyers working for corporations seem to be pretty good at that and pretty bad at any sense of ethics.  Indeed, I believe Law 101 teaches them that the first principle of the law is that “it is OK if you can get away with it.” This may be a caricature but I have been collecting stories about lawyers who use perjury as a device, extort money from targets afraid of the costs of law suits, hold forth while hiding under fictions that they are not acting as lawyers, and much more.   Read about this under the tag for legal thuggery.

October 22nd, 2014 - 1:59 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: TA News gets secret picture Kim Un Jong

The Dear Leader has been missing for weeks, leading to speculation he has been deposed.  He does not look happy in this picture deceived this AM form an anonymous, possibly faux source.

October 22nd, 2014 - 1:39 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Hypocrisy of the Left

  Seattle Socialist Party Wants $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Offers $13 Per Hour For Website Manager[...]

October 20th, 2014 - 1:30 am § in America

KKK offers to provide hazmat suits to Americans afrAID OF African Virsus

The KKK has offered to provide hazmat suits to citizens concerned that US immigration policies are letting infected Africans into America.[...]

October 18th, 2014 - 1:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Religion


The only way this Pope is going to fix the Roman Catholic Church is by 1. using his ability to speak for God.  2. Appointing better people as Cardinals and Bishops. Pope Francis needs to do more.  At 75, Pope Frank is likely to die and the current college of Cardinals will replace hiumn with anot[...]

October 18th, 2014 - 9:30 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Where is this?

A. Kenya B. South Carolina C. Beijing D. Chicago E  Senegal[...]

October 17th, 2014 - 12:35 pm § in America, Americanism, Misc., political correctness, politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Class and Leadership in the Black Community

Alright before I begin, It has to be understood that black people are different.  These are my thoughts, based on my life and understanding of the Black Experience. This is hypothetically speaking. At no point during our history here in America, nor before while in Africa have all black people been[...]

October 16th, 2014 - 11:54 pm § in America, Corporatism, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene, USA

Do you think Larry Ellison might be able to pay a tax on his unproductive wealth?

Why don't we recognize Cuba?I have written many times about the wealth tax.  A wealth tax designed to tax wealth selectively based on productivity has the extra advantage of increasing the use of capital to stimulate jobs.  Put another way … money invested in gold coins, yachts, art, real estate, government bonds or ca[...]

October 15th, 2014 - 8:55 am § in America, Americanism, Corporatism, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Message to Washington state’s best students is clear .. if you can get into an elite private schools you should do so .. TO SAVE MONEY!

UW Weritas UNLESS YOU ARE AN ATHLETE: DO NOT APPLY TO THE UW Over at the Berkeley Blog, Robert Reich has written a disturbing essay on the effects of endowment of private, elite schools, on the US governments subsidy for education of the wealthiest Americans: “(Given the) relatively small number of stu[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 7:41 pm § in Politics

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October 21st, 2014 - 7:11 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Wisconsin Voting Fraud Discovered

Although studies have shown actual voting fraud is very rare, a Wisconsin man is being prosecuted for voting twice in the 2012 presidential election in different states (Wisconsin and Indiana) and 5 times in Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election the same year. Prosecutors have charged Robert Mon[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 4:15 pm § in Misc.

Georgia Town Sells Woman’s Home To Collect $94.85 Of Property Taxes

An Asian-American woman who paid cash for a Georgia condo had her home sold without her knowledge for $94.85 of taxes she wasn’t told she owed.  The only notice she received was an eviction letter after the sale. Earlier notices of tax delinquency and foreclosure never reached her because tow[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 2:49 pm § in America

Police Violence Isn’t Inevitable

Population of England and Wales:  56 million (2011 census) Police Shootings in England and Wales:  1 in 2012 and 3 in 2013 with 0 fatalities[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 1:03 pm § in Americanism, Schools & Colleges

South Carolina: Honoring Racists

BBQ SC 1Winthrop asked to change name of Tillman Building Two former Winthrop University students are asking the school to rename Tillman Hall because it honors a U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who was a white supremacist.[...]

October 21st, 2014 - 12:28 pm § in Misc.

Germany Joins the 21st Century

Generations after WWII, is Germany ready to fight again? Germans want a louder voice in global affairs, but their reluctance to take part in military operations is undermining that effort.[...]