November 2, 2018

President Trump is running the Republican mid-term campaign, and he has turned it into a campaign of hate and fear.  In his desire to hold onto both houses of Congress for the Republicans, he has whistled every racist dog whistle known.  He’s run ads describing illegal immigrants as murderers, he’s announced that American troops will fire on un-armed civilians at our border and he’s even come out with the racist cant that he wants to “protect” American women from the… Read more

November 2, 2018

The News in 10. 1. Trump-Loving Preachers Silent as he Bashes Migrants.  2. Pope on All Saints Day: The Beatitudes are Path to Holiness in Daily Life.  3. North Dakota’s Racist Voter ID Law is Already Backfiring.  4. Trump asks Cabinet Members to Draft Possible Trade Deal with China.  5. I’m not Anti-Trump, I’m Pro Jesus: the Evangelicals Stumping for Democrats.  6. Pope Francis: Humility, Gentleness and Patience Lead to Peace.  7. Twitter Chokes as President Grabby Hands Vows to… Read more

November 1, 2018

I’m having a biopsy today, which is no fun. However, this is fun. Read more

October 31, 2018

No news today. I have doctor visits. This is Psalm 53 sung for Pope Francis in Aramaic, which was Jesus’ native tongue. It is haunting, beautiful. The fools says in his heart “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. 2 God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 Everyone has turned away, all have become… Read more

October 30, 2018

The News in 10. What is the Church’s Message without Christ?  1. Without Christ, Church’s Message is Just Social Activism, says Pope 2. Fox News Bans Guest for Making False Accusations Against Democrat Donor George Soros 3. Whistleblower Says Buffalo Diocese Did Not Disclose Priest Abuse Reports  4. Christian, Ethnic Persecution ‘Nightmare’ in China 5. Muslim Groups Raise Thousands for Pittsburgh Shooting Victims.  6. Trump Claims He can Defy Constitution and End Birthright Citizenship 7. No Refuge: Persecuted Christians Entering… Read more

October 29, 2018

I may not write specifically about the latest mass shooting. I’ve been dealing with the tragic death of a close family friend, a young person who should have had their life ahead of them, and that makes this terrible tragedy too painful.  I am so sorry for the lives that were taken Saturday. It echoes the shooting in a black church a few months ago. Like them, these people were gathered in their house of worship, and they were shot… Read more

October 28, 2018

The sure-fire way to win an election is to stop people who want to vote against you from voting.  Kick them off the voter rolls. Throw their ballots in the trash. Change the voting rules just before the election. You can change the vote totals by thousands of votes with these tactics.  The tactic of “voter suppression,” which is the fine art of making it as difficult as possible for the “wrong” people, which is to say people who might vote… Read more

October 27, 2018

The News in 10. Supremes Consider Hearing Case that Could Reverse Roe v Wade. 1. Supreme Court weighs whether to hear its first abortion-related case since Kavanaugh joined the bench.  2. Mexico Offers Plan to Keep US-Bound Migrants in Mexico.  3. Vatican Faces Modern-Day Suffragettes, Demanding the Right to Vote.  4. Sinead O’Connor Converts to Islam: “I am proud to have become a Muslim.”  5. Meet the Puppeteers: Eleven Donors Have Plowed $1 Billion into Super Pacs Since They Were… Read more

October 26, 2018

The FBI came through, and it didn’t take them long to do it. They have arrested a suspect in connection with the mail bombs that were sent to President Trump’s critics in the past week. The suspect has been identified as Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida resident. President Trump followed the arrest with a presidential-sounding statement, calling for national unity and applauding our quick-acting law enforcement. Earlier in the day, he had been referring to the “bomb stuff” as a… Read more

October 26, 2018

  James Clapper gave a phone interview immediately after he learned that he was the target of a mail bomb. I am impressed by his even and balanced attitude. We need level, intelligent people like this in positions of power.   Read more

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