Today, presumptive GOP nominee for president Donald Trump released a list of potential people he would nominate to the United States Supreme Court. And I seethed. I seethed because he released the list in the face of President Obama, whose nominee for the High Court, Judge Merrick Garland, is being completely ignored by the Republican-led… Read More The Arrogance of White Supremacy
There are some things we just don’t think about. Susan Thistlewaite, Chicago Theological Seminary professor, author and scholar, gives some sobering information in her latest book, Occupy the Bible. She says that we ought to read the Bible from the perspective of the homeless, the hungry, the economically stressed. It was from their perspective that… Read More What Does the Bible Say, Really?
OK. So Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are anti-government ideologues. My question: So why do they run for office? If one does not believe in government, then what do such political candidates believe in? Why spend literally millions of dollars to be elected to office? Why are they there? What do these anti-government ideologues want? They… Read More Big Government Be Damned?
It is the day after Thanksgiving, and Black Friday sales have lured shoppers into stores. Some people finished dinner yesterday and then went shopping. It is an American tradition – this Black Friday thing, and it is the love of almost everyone – to shop. After President Obama was re-elected, Bill O’Reilly, apparently… Read More Talking “Stuff”
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who said, in his first inaugural address, that “the only thing we have to fear …is fear itself.” The year was 1932. The country was in bad shape economically, and by 1933, the depth of the depression had hit head on. People were deathly afraid, and Roosevelt not… Read More The Disease Called Fear