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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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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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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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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