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New York Times Opinion: It’s Quitting Season

Excellent video opinion piece by Lindsay Crouse and Kirby Ferguson (of Everything is a Remix fame). Winners never quit, and quitters never win. We Americans are told some version of this again and again. Our country wasn’t built on quitters. As Bible-loving Americans, we were taught that perserverance is virtuous, and this message finds us […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2021)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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The Myth of Trump’s Judicial Success

The subheading says it all: During his administration, President Trump appointed many conservative judges–but on balance, he set back conservative legal values more than he advanced them. Billy Easley writing at libertarianism.org: On the surface, the Trump administration was a boon for the conservative legal establishment for all these reasons. But scratch under the surface: […]

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Holler: There’s a name for that

This. Much, much more of this: There’s a name for private businesses deciding they no longer want any part of what Trump and his enablers/flock are doing — it’s called “capitalism” — y’know, that thing they say they love so much? — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 12, 2021

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Rather: The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery

The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery can be epitomized by a seditious rioter beating a police officer at the Capitol with an American flag. It was never about the flag, or “blue lives matter.” These were mere props in a movement fueled by power, injustice, and racism. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 12, 2021 A […]

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The High Cost of Trump

The Wall Street Journal editorial board: [Donald Trump] has cost Republicans the House, the White House, and now the Senate. Worse, he has betrayed his loyal supporters by lying to them about the election and the ability of Congress and Mr. Pence to overturn it. Truth be told, that’s just the tip of the fucking […]

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The Best and Worst of Us

Donald Trump1 is clearly the worst of us — just the worst of humanity. Dolly Parton, of course, is the best of us. If aliens ever visit the Earth, we can tell them almost everything they need to know about our species by simply pointing to these two individuals, the worst and best of us. […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2020)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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If We’re Truly Going to Eradicate Racism, Then We’ve Got to Take It Out of Ourselves First

I wish I’d seen this two and a half months ago when it came out… Powerful, powerful statement from one of my favorite photographers, and more importantly, favorite photography instructors, Zack Arias: I, as a white man, have been so insulated from the Black experience, that I… cannot really form any opinion that is anywhere […]

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The Sacrament

Sacrament: New Oxford American Dictionary: sac•ra•ment |ˈsakrəmənt| noun 1. (in the Christian Church)… 2. (in Roman Catholic use)… 3. a thing of mysterious and sacred significance Dictionary.com: sacrament [sak-ruh-muh nt] noun 1. Ecclesiastical… 2. Also called Holy Sacrament… 3. the consecrated… 4. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance Behold: ‘Nuff said. Join […]

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