Category: Islam

Some special kind of stupid

 

 

‘Scary’ final days

 

Dear editor:

I am convinced that Barack Hussein Obama’s goal was to change America from Christian to (I won’t say what).

I heard years ago that “things” come into a country slowly, much of it in schools, to take over.

What is going on in his last days is “scary.”

I don’t know the history of our past presidents, we have never had one, that I know of, who would even think of doing … [more]

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Some random reflections

Some random reflections…

 

 

First, it was nice to meet many of you for the first time.  Your determination to try to make a progressive difference so soon after last week’s regressive election is heartening.  I hope I get to know all of you better.

I admire your zeal to do something at the grassroots level, but even grassroots need rain from above to thrive.  In other words, without an overarching progressive movement, and progressive personalities to lead that … [more]

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Not running to be a god

A King for Jesus: What the Religious Right Sees in Trump

By Roger O. Friedland, October 26, 2016

 

What does the love of Jesus have to do with Trump? How to explain his overwhelming support from evangelical voters, who—for more than three decades—have formed the bastion of the Christian right? According to a Pew June 2016 survey 89% of evangelical voters wanted a President with strong religious beliefs. Trump cannot even pretend to qualify.

A number of analysts, … [more]

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Why I’m voting for Hillary

I have heard, on more than one occasion, progressives postulate that Hillary Clinton is a trigger-happy, corporate shill who will not take America forward.  Some of these folks are actually considering voting for Donald Trump, hoping that the dark days of his presidency will bring about a progressive awakening to forever end the stranglehold a two-party system has on Americans, and usher in a new age of enlightened, peaceful coexistence, at home and abroad.

But there’s a problem with such … [more]

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Thank you!

 

Dear editor,

We the People are about to roll the dice and elect our next president.  Just enough time left to dash off a few well-deserved thank you notes…

So first of all, a great big thank you to our ever-vigilant tea parties, and to their patron saints the Brothers Koch, for breathing new life into the smoldering ashes of daddy’s John Birch Society.  Good old-fashioned, flag-waving, bible-thumping, patriotic paranoia never goes out of style.

And a special thanks … [more]

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The full measure of its guilt

“Some People Push Back”: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens

By Ward Churchill, September 12, 2001

 

When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of “chickens coming home to roost.”

On the morning of September 11, 2001, a few more chickens – along with some half-million dead Iraqi children – came home … [more]

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The survival of Christianity in America

 

 

A vote for Christianity

 

Dear editor:

On Page 10A of our Sept. 5, 2016, newspaper, “Letters to the editor,” a letter from Dianne Kelly was mentioned under the title “Why pray for Trump?”

If Ms. Kelly had read the complete sign, she would have also seen a reference to our website at http://www.christians4donaldtrump.com. If she had visited our website, she would have found answers to all of her questions. She would have also seen that this … [more]

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