Gloom, Despair . . .

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Minnie Pearl – 1965

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!

I’m feeling this sense of malaise when … Continue reading

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Mike Pence Does Not Like the Johnson Amendment. Why?

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Mike Pence Caricature by DonkeyHotey (Creative Commons By SA)

Mike Pence, in a video he has widely disseminated among the evangelical Christian community, speaks of himself as “…a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

The fact that he does not bother to mention “American” is telling. Perhaps he overlooked it, or perhaps it is simply not important … Continue reading

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Pence Speech from 2000 RNC: A Delicious Gem of Incoherence

Just googling around the internet looking up Mike Pence, and whoa, howdy, what’d I find? This delicious nugget of bad spelling, bad punctuation, and please-elect-me-please-okay?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Mike Pence’s one-minute speech from the 2000 Republican National Convention as preserved on his own Congressional Campaign website:

I am Mike Pence, and I am running for

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VICTORY TOUR

Mr. Trump has recently been indulging himself in an epic “clap for me” fest, the likes of which we haven’t seen until now. This is a multi-city “Thank You Tour,” during which he travels to huge rallies filled with people who voted for him and tells them to stop shouting about putting Hillary in jail, because that is so 2016-Election-Cycle … Continue reading

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CARRIER JOBS AND EUPHEMISMS

You know Carrier. It’s that air conditioning/furnace place in Indiana that was going to move 2,100 jobs to Mexico. During the campaign, Donald Trump promised that Carrier would do no such thing, go no such place. After the campaign Mr. Trump presumably forgot about Carrier.

Until someone said something. This is the way it is with Mr. Trump. He says … Continue reading

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Christian First?

“Born-again Catholic evangelical.”

What even is that? It’s an altar boy who had a come-to-Jesus moment while in college and now “is looking” for a church for his family. At least in 2013, he was looking. There isn’t an update on where (if anywhere) the Pence family attends.

We’re watching. Because it matters. When you say you’re a Christian first, … Continue reading

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