Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?

“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded, and I will refresh you.” (Matthew 11:28) Jesus was a protester (Luke 4:16-31, Matthew 4:23-25, Luke 5:15, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 11, John 5:16, Mark 3:1-6, Matthew 5-7, Matthew 11:20-30, Luke 7, Luke 11, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 13:56-58, Matthew 10, John 4; Matthew 9:2-8). The Jesus… Continue reading Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?

An Evening of Mixed Emotions

Watching the primary returns this evening has been a bag of mixed emotions. Sad because Pete Buttigieg wasn’t a part of the excitement. Happy that Amy Klobuchar had suspended her candidacy. Frustrated that so many people voting today had unnecessary long waits due to the lack of enough voting machines or precincts for the number… Continue reading An Evening of Mixed Emotions

Obama Got Game! And I Think He Bet on the “Wrong” Horse

What a whirlwind of politics! Can a person even keep up? Obama appears to have really been making the weekend calls and I wish he hadn’t. He and Jimmy give Pete a talking to, and Pete is out and endorsing Biden. Obama gives Amy a talking to, and she is out and endorsing Biden. Obama… Continue reading Obama Got Game! And I Think He Bet on the “Wrong” Horse

Whom to Vote for Now?

My heart is very heavy. Mayor Pete has suspended his presidential bid. I was sitting in a movie theater scrolling through Twitter and there it was, the announcement. A web search had to be done because I couldn’t believe it to be true. As I confirmed the news, it actually felt like I had lost… Continue reading Whom to Vote for Now?

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,

I keep hearing on TV you seem to be what we call filthy rich where I grew up. I keep hearing you spent over $500,000,000 on ads to promote your run for president. I keep hearing you will spend some of your billions of dollars to help the Democratic nominee for president (and hopefully for… Continue reading Dear Mayor Bloomberg,

Dear Senator Klobuchar…

Dear Senator Klobuchar, Please take a moment of reflection, humility, and a pragmatic lens as you read my words. I am writing to plea with you, nay beg of you, to suspend your presidential aspirations for 2020. At this point, if your aides, confidants and staff haven’t told you there is no way to reach… Continue reading Dear Senator Klobuchar…

“On Tyranny: Beware the One-Party State” (Snyder)

I am purposefully skipping Chapter 2 of On Tyranny for the moment as I have a little more research to do before posting about it. Chapter 3 is Beware the One-Party State. If you are paying attention and are woke, you will see we are quickly moving in this direction. Yes, we currently have two… Continue reading “On Tyranny: Beware the One-Party State” (Snyder)

Where Have All Our Leaders Gone? Repost

After the events of today with Devin Nunes and the apparent installation of a Trumpist loyalist as the Director of National Intelligence, meaning another part of our government is now compromised, I felt an old post is even more relevant today than it was just a few months ago. Where Have All Our Leaders Gone?

This is an Appropriate Response to Trumpism

Tami Burages (@tmurages) hit it out of the park with the following Twitter thread. This is what a response to Trumpism and AG Barr should have looked like in a truly functioning Democratic Republic and a Fourth Pillar seeking the truth to protect the Constitution. This is what we should demand and expect from our… Continue reading This is an Appropriate Response to Trumpism