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Political bullies

January 22nd 2014 16:30
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It is with some trepidation that I, a non-Christian, address the Fox News/GOP Right/Tea Partiers criticism of Pope Francis because of his recent comments on income inequality, the need to address the needs of the poor and criticism of unfettered capitalism as not being sufficiently engaged. Predictably, the talking heads at Fox and some far right politicians have condemned Francis as being a liberal, using the term as a pejorative. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Rush Limbaugh and others have joined in the fray. At the same time, the Right decries the War on Christmas as not focused on Jesus.


The Bible is replete with admonitions to address the needs of the disadvantaged


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Political bullies

January 22nd 2014 16:29
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It is with some trepidation that I, a non-Christian, address the Fox News/GOP Right/Tea Partiers criticism of Pope Francis because of his recent comments on income inequality, the need to address the needs of the poor and criticism of unfettered capitalism as not being sufficiently engaged. Predictably, the talking heads at Fox and some far right politicians have condemned Francis as being a liberal, using the term as a pejorative. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Rush Limbaugh and others have joined in the fray. At the same time, the Right decries the War on Christmas as not focused on Jesus.


The Bible is replete with admonitions to address the needs of the disadvantaged


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Christmas is, also, a secular holiday.

When Bill O'Reilly condemns observance of the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Years, he ignores the long secular tradition. In addition to Christians, Jews celebrate Chanukah, others celebrate Kwanza and many merely enjoy the holiday season as a secular excuse to have parties and days free from work


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All too often, I approach the keyboard with nary a topic that really is uppermost in my conscience, one on which I can peg a rant. Fortunately, there are a few perennials that pop up and are certain to prompt interest or, better, outrage. Among them are pleas for intelligent gun control, freedom for a woman’s absolute control of her own body, and the War on Christmas.

The first cold snap of the season has arrived in Tampa, the temperature dropping to the low 80’s. It only lasted a few days and, today, the middle of November, the heat and humidity have returned. This year one annual event has come early: Bill O’Reilly defending Christmas against the forces of liberals and everyone who do not celebrate Christmas in the religious sense


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My wife and I shopped at a Walmart Super Center today. We took advantage of the reasonably low prices, but my social conscience is bothered about why and how the prices were so reasonable. Nonetheless, we bought. At the risk of being deemed a hypocrite, several aspects of the Walmart culture and operation raises questions of significance


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Impeachment is not a frivolous prank.

November 17th 2013 01:35
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In the 225 year existence of the United States, two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson following the Civil War and Bill Clinton. (Articles of Impeachment were approved in a House Committee concerning Richard Nixon; they were never presented to the House of Representatives for a vote. as President Nixon resigned before this could be done.) The grounds for impeachment are spelled out: Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors.

Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution


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Enough is Enough

September 20th 2013 12:23
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The most frightening aspect of the mass shootings and deaths at the Washington Navy Yard is that we have come to accept gun violence as normal and usual in the United States. This time, a person with a past history of mental instability and shooting incidents, used a legally acquired shot gun to slaughter 12 people. We may never know the motive that drove Aaron Alexis and, truly, it would not matter.

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The lessons of the Zimmerman trial

July 15th 2013 17:15
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There are some basic truths about the trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman in a Sanford County, Florida, courtroom last week. Many people with a program have failed to acknowledge the accuracy of these statements, and many on the left and right have been guilty of acting irresponsibly.

First, there is no question that this country has a long history of racial disparity in the dispensing of criminal justice. But that does not mean that every prosecution and every trial is to be assumed to result from this disparity


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Humbled but Optomistic

May 20th 2013 20:04
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I have in my wallet a blue-gray plastic card that, when viewed at an angle, sparkles brightly. At the very top the word Mensa certifies to the entire universe that I am able to chew gum and walk at the same time. I am not so sure.

My children and grandchildren have induced my doubts by introducing me to Words with Friends, an on-line scrabble game which I invariably lose. Actually, better phrases would be humiliated, destroyed or whupped


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NOW, I hear from Orble!

May 9th 2013 14:30
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I have, over the past several months, tried repeatedly to reach out to the Orble folks, all without success. This mirrors the experience of many writers on Orble sites.

Finally, I commented


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