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“IF YOU AREN’T TALKING ABOUT ME, I’M NOT LISTENING” & RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

“IF YOU AREN’T TALKING ABOUT ME, I’M NOT LISTENING” & RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

The presidential candidates have been hard at work. The second Republican presidential debate has taken place. Donald Trump wasn’t there, but we know the campaign platform both have been promoting to encourage their election. President Biden focuses on the theme that his administration has made the country a better democracy and more prosperous. He warns that his re-election is key to preserving democratic institutions from Donad Trump and the Republicans. Donald Trump, on the other hand, promises to remake the…

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THE GOP DEBATE CANDIDATES NEED TO RELEARN KINDERGARTEN LESSONS

THE GOP DEBATE CANDIDATES NEED TO RELEARN KINDERGARTEN LESSONS

The first Republican primary debate was show on Fox News on August 23, 2023,  in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. The candidates who qualified were Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. I confess that I did not have the…

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WE NEED CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCE OF POWER TO HAVE A FAIR AND FUNCTIONING GOVERMENT

WE NEED CONSTITUTIONAL BALANCE OF POWER TO HAVE A FAIR AND FUNCTIONING GOVERMENT

Over a period of years there has been an erosion of the Constitutional balance of power in the United States. This is related to an expansion of executive power, where presidents have exerted authority beyond the bounds outlined in the Constitution. This includes the use of executive orders to bypass Congress, the expansion of executive agencies with regulatory powers, and the assertion of broad national security powers, such as surveillance programs, drone strikes, and military interventions. The legislative branch, particularly…

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WHEN HYPOCRISY IS ACCEPTED AS NORMAL, DEMOCRACY IS ENDED

WHEN HYPOCRISY IS ACCEPTED AS NORMAL, DEMOCRACY IS ENDED

Donald Trump has had frightening success in his continuing campaign to make hypocrisy accepted and normal. What is hypocrisy? It comes from the Greek “hypocrisies” which means “acting on a stage” or “to play a part.” A hypocrite is a person who says one thing and does or believes another. Hypocrisy is just plain lying and being dishonest. The evil of being a hypocrite is that it can make hypocrisy look normal and acceptable. By normalizing hypocrisy, it makes it…

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THE PERPLEXING REPUBLICAN VIEW OF JANUARY 6TH AS “Persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”

THE PERPLEXING REPUBLICAN VIEW OF JANUARY 6TH AS “Persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”

The Republican National Committee  has voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the the House of Representatives inquiry into the January 6th deadly riot at the Capitol. The resolution states that both lawmakers “have demonstrated, with actions and words, that they support Democrat efforts to destroy President Trump more than they support winning back a Republican majority in 2022.” On top of that it goes on to accuse them of “participating in a Democrat-led persecution…

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THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

Clerow “Flip” Wilson was a comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series The Flip Wilson Show, and introduced viewers to his recurring character Geraldine. Wilson died in 1998 but his stories of Geraldine have a lesson about current political situations. of today. When I read about the hypocrisy and dishonest explanations for political actions and statements I am reminded of Geraldine’s…

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THE GROUP OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS & THEIR INVOLEMENT IN POLITICS

THE GROUP OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS & THEIR INVOLEMENT IN POLITICS

A minority of American Catholic bishops would deny church communion to president Joe Biden for what they claim is his conflict of position with their interpretation of Church teachings on policies regarding sexuality and abortion. These bishops would deny communion to president Biden and any other politician with views in conflict with  theirs. Why? Well, because they say to receive Communion, which is a central part of the Mass service, Catholics cannot “be conscious of grave sin as it would…

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HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU GROWN WEARY OF THE LIES AND HALF TRUTHS ABOUT FRAUD & THE GENERAL ELECTION?

HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU GROWN WEARY OF THE LIES AND HALF TRUTHS ABOUT FRAUD & THE GENERAL ELECTION?

We just came back from Scottsdale where we have a vacation home. The news is full of the Arizona general ballot recount in Maricopa County. Arizona’s Maricopa County ballots, six months after the 2020 general election, are being examined and recounted by contractors working for a Florida-based company.  Former President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that his loss was marred by fraud in Arizona. Senate President Karen Fann, has ordered a recount. Fann used the Senate’s subpoena power to take…

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WELL, TEXAN REPUBLICANS, HOW DO YOU LIKE DE-REGULATION NOW?

WELL, TEXAN REPUBLICANS, HOW DO YOU LIKE DE-REGULATION NOW?

Texas, the “go it alone” state, has had a lesson about not regulating vital public industries like electrical service provided to a state or community. Texas rejected federal electricity regulations and a shared high-voltage connection with neighboring states. Republican political leaders in Texas have prized the states “self-reliance”, and it’s” go it alone” ideas and it’s cheap power. They brag about the states deregulation of the grid for bringing inexpensive electricity to the states resident and businesses. Rick Perry, former…

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THE SILENCE IS ALMOST DEAFENING – ISN’T IT WONDERFUL?

THE SILENCE IS ALMOST DEAFENING – ISN’T IT WONDERFUL?

What silence you say? I’m talking, of course, about the fact that Donald Trump, the ex-president of the United States, was permanently suspended by Twitter Inc from using his account @real DonaldTrump. He was indefinitely  suspended from using his Facebook and Instagam accounts as well.  Isn’t it wonderful? Why? Because we are talking about a flood of messages during his term of office. He tweeted or retweeted approximately 3,500 times in 2018. But that grew to 7,700 times in 2019….

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