Category: social justice

On Paul Ryan, a chaplain, and the poor

 ‘For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’ “Then shall the just answer him, saying, ‘Lord,... Read more »

Impeach Trump? Be careful what you wish for.

  “We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. He’s extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”   Omarosa Manigault, quoted in today’s  Chicago Tribune   If some day we can end the Trump curse, Omarosa says Pence would be worse. With his... Read more »

Senator McConnell channels Mr. Potter

    “You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long... Read more »
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Happy 70th Birthday, Citizen Rob Reiner

  Happy Birthday, Rob Reiner. Few directors are finer. But what’s more impressive Is that you’re  progressive; And of both a successful combiner.

Trumpolini: A Rule by Fiat?

  Trump reminds many of this dictator, A notorious human rights hater. Mussolini, by name. They may not be the same. But Trump seems like a good  simulator.      

A tagline for the Trump administration

For Clinton I voted for which I am proud. And I firmly believe she did win too. In no time at all  we’ll be crying out loud, “Here’s another fine mess he’s got into!”  
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The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

The bridges we needed to build were just Trumped

  The election was jaw-dropping, stunning; It’s too painful for me to look back. There’s good reason that scared we are running; As the future we try to unpack.  

The Panama Papers expose what we all knew

“The documents [Panama Papers] show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. Twelve national leaders are among 143 politicians, their families and close associates from around the world known to have been using offshore tax havens.” [theguardian.com]   The rich don’t pay the tax they should; They hide their... Read more »
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A final verdict on Antonin Scalia

  Of his greatness we’ll quibble and fudge; If  granted, I would not begrudge. But in too many cases He left out common faces. Of which God is the ultimate judge.