Tag: Congress

  • Let Us Pray… Again

    Let Us Pray… Again

    The following is a prayer that Roger Fuchs wrote to use in a prayer service he conducts weekly. It is, I think, the most fitting prayer of all in response to yet another mass shooting: Let us pray: Dear God of creation, compassion and redemption,[..]
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  • Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?

    Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?

      My sister has breast cancer. While Republicans were meeting in closed door sessions with Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump, trying to figure out a way to gut health care for Americans, my sister was undergoing the genetic testing for the BRCA gene. The test[..]
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  • Gold Star Families: Making a President Look More Presidential

    Gold Star Families: Making a President Look More Presidential

    There are these documents most every Gold Star family has stashed somewhere. The signatures on those documents change from era to era, but the White House seal, it stays the same. The ones I have are over 50 years old now. They belonged to my mother[..]
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  • About that FBI Dossier

    About that FBI Dossier

    Things to keep in mind: 1. The FBI Dossier on Trump is unverifiable. It wouldn't hold up in court. 2. Unverifiable is not the same as untrue. 3. This is not the same as a Birther movement. That was a conspiracy theory created by Trump[..]
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  • GET OUT THE VOTE

    GET OUT THE VOTE

      Vote. People died fighting for that right. Don't waste their bloodshed. Quit your whining & Vote.  This isn't a popularity contest. You don't have to "Like" the people you elect. You have to elect people who can run the country, who won't heedlessly send[..]
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  • Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    [caption id="attachment_2559" align="aligncenter" width="876"] Refugees fleeing Mosul[/caption]   Yes, I watched the last debate. You knew I would. I get why people don't, especially those who have voted already. And, no, watching the final debate didn't change my vote. I doubt it changed yours, either.[..]
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  • Thoughts on Lent and Creflo Dollar

    Thoughts on Lent and Creflo Dollar

    I get these emails. No not those spam-things from Nigeria claiming to be some long lost cousin. All my cousins live in Nashville, not Nigeria, anyway. I mean real email. Although, since the advent of Facebook & texting, I don't get as many as I[..]
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  • Pray for Peace

    Pray for Peace

        I spoke with a soldier friend of mine today. He's an active-duty soldier who has served several tours of duty in Iraq. He is also somebody who grew up in war-torn Sudan. He remembers when he was a child how his homeland was[..]
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  • Dookyheaded Fraud

    Dookyheaded Fraud

      There I was, sitting in that red chair, the one next to the window where I can watch the finches feed, when the phone call came. It was 7:30 p.m. The yellow finch was at the feeder. It was a phone number I did[..]
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