Pence and The 25th Amendment

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I shudder for the inevitable upcoming day when Mr. Pence becomes—by way of the 25th Amendment, perhaps—the 46th President of the United States.

Because on that day, the far right wing of the Republican Party who call themselves born-again Evangelicals and Fundamentalists and Tea Partiers and Alt-Righters are going to deny they ever voted for Donald Trump. They are going … Continue reading

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Gloom, Despair . . .

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I’m old enough to remember hearing this  Buck Owens/Roy Clark song on the TV show “Hee Haw” in the 1970s:

Gloom, despair, and agony on me

Deep dark depression, excessive misery

If I had no bad luck, I’d have no luck at all

Gloom, despair, and agony on me!

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WOMEN’S MARCH

I managed to get to the last little bit of the Sacramento March and Rally last Saturday, January 21. It was inspiring. Here are a few pictures from the day.

These young people were excited about changing the future!

This beautiful woman’s smile and upbeat sign summarizes the positive vibe of the day.

Physical, cultural, national-origin, immigration status, and religious … Continue reading

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What does “Christian First” even mean? Let me tell you . . .

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For years, Mike Pence has described himself thusly: “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” There is unending material in those few words, and one could, if one was so inclined, do an entire series of articles on them. For now, however, just a short post.

Christian First

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Selling Your Soul

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One Minute Video Introduction

Introduction

In the first three posts in this series about Mike Pence’s masterfully crafted political advertisement to sell a morally indefensible Donald Trump to American church-goers1 we covered these broad themes:

  • Racism was pervasive in a significant number of America’s white churches, especially, but not exclusively, in the South of the 1800s and 1900s.
  • The
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Register Who?

A problem has arisen in America. We’re divided. Philosophically, religiously, and culturally, between those who celebrate diversity, multi-culturalism, and an expanding electorate, and those who long for the simpler days of America First. We need unity of purpose, religion, language, background, and culture.

To accomplish this, we need a national registry, a big beautiful wall, strict guidelines for who can … Continue reading

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PRIVILEGE AND BLAME-SHIFTING

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 In his speech to America’s churches, delivered on November 6, 2016, Mike Pence, soon to be VPOTUS of these United States, placed the blame for America’s current and supposed lack of greatness on women who have had abortions.

Getting rid of abortions, said he, would bring back America’s greatness. To that end, he promised Mr. Trump would nominate to the … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Month

It’s December 8.

It’s been a month.

It’s still hard to digest the chunk of news that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have been elected POTUS and VPOTUS.

Harder still is watching the daily assault of WTFisms that are being thrown at us. Cabinet picks that have no basis in reason. We have entered the realm of the Late Night … Continue reading

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