Does U2’s Bono Support Donald Trump?

Bono is on tour and denouncing Trump. The problem is that Bono unwittingly helped get Trump elected. Bono did this by providing cover for the white evangelicals that are Trump's most reliable base.Bono has for years burnished the image of the far right hate-monger and Trump-booster Franklin Graham, and his hell-preaching fundamentalist father Billy. Bono has also provided photo ops for other white evangelical leaders including Mike Pence and W Bush. These are the people that put Trump in … [Read more...]

As we watch Trump abuse and debase the office of president we see a spiritual problem unfolding: the loss of the American soul.

In Calvinism, the theological cult of an angry God in which I was raised, humans are created by a God who like Trump, has determined to give them only the illusion of free will. And this God never intends to save them all or even most of them. Most are mere pawns to fuel his fires of hell for eternity-- the Calvinists love to quote St. Paul, who calls them “vessels of wrath”. Trump seems to worship no one but himself. But the angry selfish God of Calvin is waiting for him if Trump ever wants a go … [Read more...]

If Trump Was Your Cousin Would You Ever Ask Him to Care for Your Child or Grandchild Alone and Unsupervised For a Weekend?

We are being conditioned to chaos by Trump. Thank God he’s not caring for my grandchildren.My daily joy is found in the stillness of repeated tender moments. If you understand children you know that the new is the enemy of joy. Change must be incrementally introduced amidst calm and confidence-- new food items as it were added unobtrusively to old favorites and seamlessly folded into trusted secure routines.Children crave the security of a routine. “We always do this!” is a favorite phras … [Read more...]

When He Fired Comey — And Lied about Why He Did — Trump Acted Like a Mobster Trying To Avoid Prosecution by Intimidating Witnesses

Clearly Trump wants the FBI to become his version of Putin's lapdog FSB (the Russian intelligence services successor to the KGB, that hacked both the American and French elections) -- and just do what they are told. So Trump is lying-- again. He is lying about the reason he fired James Comey. Trump had a  motive to fire Comey and install a loyalist -- another job for Ivanka perhaps? Comey was overseeing the investigation into the Trump campaign’s numerous potentially criminal ties with the Ru … [Read more...]

Trump Is Delivering on the Religious Right’s Evangelical Sharia Wet Dream

White evangelicals love Trump because he's delivering what his core constituency craves: the real possibility of a white supremacist male-dominated Christian theocracy. Judging by Trump's first 100 days he's off to a resoundingly failed legislative start. Trump is however a resounding success at one thing: he's delivering for the religious right.  *One of the most extreme of the religious right leaders is Jerry Falwell Jr., the Liberty U college president. He's the son of an old friend of … [Read more...]

Did Trump Organize the Fyre Festival — A Disastrous Failed Luxury “Music Event” — or did the Event’s “Organizer” Billy Mcfarland Become President of the USA?

Take the Fyre Festival -- the disastrous failed luxury “Music Event” story about disappointed rich brat music festival goers -- and the "presidency" of rich brat Donald Trump... and merge them. Here's an oddly entertaining -- and scary -- thought experiment The Trump/Fyre Festival merger (below) is a parable of American decline, hubris and fake "values" that wove money, greed, and a lack of tactile connection to reality, into one bizarre apocalyptic tapestry.I've taken excerpts from a sto … [Read more...]

100 DAYS OF TRUMP (It’s Been More Like 100 Awful Years)

"His Presidency has become the demoralizing daily obsession of anyone concerned with global security, the vitality of the natural world, the national health, constitutionalism, civil rights, criminal justice, a free press, science, public education, and the distinction between fact and its opposite." So writes writes David Remnick in the New Yorker.Remnick notes that Trump has, set fire to the integrity of his office... Trump flouts truth and liberal values so brazenly that he undermines … [Read more...]

Trump Voters Were Fact-Free and Now It Looks As If They Are Also Willingly Even Proudly Stupid: A New Poll Shows They’d Elect Trump– Again!

Trump voters have changed the old saying “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” to “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice– just fine by me!”A new ABC News/Washington Post poll taken as Trump approaches his 100th day in office (with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president since 1945) shows that 96 percent of those who supported him in November say they’d do so again today.Are tens of millions of Americans proudly, knowingly and defiantly stupid? I … [Read more...]