Tag Archives: Republicans

12 reasons why our political situation isn’t as hopeless as you think.

It’s an uphill battle trying to remain upbeat and positive when your country is being decimated by a group of amoral thugs who seem to have limitless power and money to do whatever they want, especially when no one seems … Continue reading

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We are at war. What do we do now?

  So.  The oligarchs got their wish last night, under cover of darkness.  In secrecy and total lack of transparency, in the dead of a December night, they passed a tax bill that robs the poor and middle class to … Continue reading

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The most chilling book I have ever read (book review: Democracy in Chains)

I just finished reading Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy McLean.    This book was as creepy as anything Stephen King ever wrote, but it isn’t a horror novel or even … Continue reading

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Oh no, here we go again.

Like the Terminator or the zombies from Night of the Living Dead, Trumpcare just refuses to die. That’s right.  Not two days have passed since their repeal bill was killed in the Senate, and already these criminals and grifters who … Continue reading

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The modern GOP is incapable of empathy.

– Today, The Huffington Post published this article imploring the GOP to show as much sympathy and compassion for its constituents as it does for its wealthy donors and to each other. While I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment, I … Continue reading

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What the Old Testament has to say about not taking care of the poor.

We Christians already know the Gospels are filled with writings about Jesus instructing his followers to take care of the “least among us” — the poor, sick and otherwise afflicted.    We also know Jesus preferred the poor and less … Continue reading

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It’s time to stop blaming Trump supporters.

Credit: Chicago Tribune I consider myself progressive politically, but I have a bone to pick with some people on the left.    Unlike the modern GOP and their wealthy backers,  we’re supposed to care about the “little people” — the … Continue reading

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America is not a Christian nation.

I expect this post will make some people angry, but I don’t care.   I don’t care how much the modern GOP goes on about God and how America is a “Christian” nation. Trump and no one in his inner circle … Continue reading

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Fake Christianity.

I have a problem.  I’m ashamed to admit I’m a Christian.    That’s because these days, open-minded, compassionate, tolerant people with a conscience give you side-eye if you tell them you’re a Christian.   They assume you embrace the far … Continue reading

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Republicans have selective empathy.

This video from Bill Maher had me rolling.   What he says is so true.  

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