Election 2016, Politics

Demagoguery, a bi-partisan political tool.

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Demagoguery, from Vocabulary.com:  “Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side. Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people. Demagoguery isn’t based on reason, issues, and doing the right thing; it’s based on stirring up fear…

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Election 2016, Favorites, Politics

We American’s are stupid.

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I spent a large part of my life involved in human resources administration.  My expertise in those days included job analysis and the development of skill requirements needed in hiring successful individuals for those jobs. As I apply the knowledge I learned as a Human Resources professional to the current Presidential election, I have to conclude that we, as voters,…

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Election 2016, Politics, Religion

Lucifer and Politics

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American Politics has gone to Hell. Literally. If the American Republican Party were virtuous, there would only be a handful of presidential candidates. They might include; Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and Mark O, Rubio as leaders in the current primary. Chris Christie might be doing OK. Entertainers like Trump and zealots like Cruz would be long gone. They should not…

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Of Jihad, guns, Donald and a used burka.

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On October 1, 2015, I wrote an article inspired by Governor Jerry Brown’s misguided decision to create more “gun free zones,”  in which I asked the question, is California next? On December 2nd that question was answered. The President’s response to the San Bernardino shooting was almost immediate. A milk toast and ever soggy serving of anti-Second Amendment rhetoric. Once again…

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Family Sermons, Favorites, Life, Religion

A Death in the Family

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Today my Father-in-law passed away from complications following surgery. I did not know him extremely well but I found him to be a thoughtful man deeply interested in his community, culture and the mysteries of this life. It is of one of these so called mysteries I wish to write about today. Years ago I attended a seminar in which…

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Election 2016, Politics

Reality Check

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A quick note to my Democrat friends. Still one year away and the 2016 Presidential election is now assured to be a Republican victory. The attack on Paris and the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States have moved the election to where it is now the Republicans to lose. Can they still lose it? Sure, the most likely way…

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Favorites, Life, Politics

Do Black Lies Matter?

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Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old black man, was tragically and fatally shot in February of 2012. He was walking through a neighborhood, where he was not known and where recent burglaries had been committed by young black men. A local resident, George Zimmerman called the police and then followed him. There is little actual evidence about what happened next.…

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Favorites, Politics

The Twisted Ben Carson Circus

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It is no secret that virtually all of America’s news media has taken sides in our nation’s political landscape. Some favoring the Democrats, or the left, and a few who favor the Republicans, or the right.  Currently, the left media, led by Politico, has set itself the task of defining Ben Carson as a liar! With a simple step back…

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