May 12, 2017

America’s Social Contract

By Glenn
We, the People of the United States of America, renew our social contract.
  • Liberty and Justice for All
  • Medicare for All
  • Opportunity for All
  • Respect for All
We are stronger when we answer the call to service. Yes, I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. I have a moral and civic responsibility to watch their back. With them watching mine, we’ll be stronger, happier and more prosperous.
May 3, 2017

Why not Ike?

By Glenn

Donald reached way back in history to find a strong President who would have kept the Union together. Why Jackson? Why not Ike?

Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to enforce federal Civil Rights law. He proposed and passed the Interstate Highway System with bipartisan support. Ike supported Social Security and a Minimum Wage. When he left the Presidency, he warned of a growing and wasteful military industrial complex. I don’t know of many moderates who would criticize Ike.

Can you see any differences between Jackson and Ike?

May 3, 2017

Stop Babeling.

By Glenn
Topics:
Christianity
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I hate article titles like this. There is no doubt that the Babylonians built Towers. The Tower of Babel story, however, is about God and man. It is not about the Babylonians. The Tower of Babel story explains how a universal God became a tribal God. It explains how the rest of the world didn’t know this God. It also explains why there are wars and divisions when there is only one God. Pentecost for Christians tells the story of how that same God reunited the divisions. A physical Tower is pointless in this Biblical context. Unfortunately too many Christians don’t get the meaning of Pentecost. Stop the wars. Stop the bickering. Love your neighbor.

“Some Very Compelling Evidence the Tower of Babel Was Real”

 

April 25, 2017

CSA Constitution

By Glenn

The CSA Constitution left most of the USA Constitution intact, including the supremacy clause. What did it change?

1) It invoked the favor of Almighty God (I guess He decided He preferred the USA).

2) It eliminated all reference to the “common” good or “general welfare.”

3) It created rights for slave owners.

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Congress shall pass “No…law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.”

“3/5…persons” changed to “3/5…slaves”

“The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.”
“the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected be Congress and by the Territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States.”

April 7, 2017

Donald’s Feel Good Bombs

By Glenn

Let’s not kid ourselves; Donald Trump dropped some feel good bombs. Killing people and destroying property makes him and his supporters feel good about themselves. They feel like they have done something when in fact they have changed nothing.

Russia sill backs Syria.

Syria is still killing innocent men, women and children.

The international community is still not united to stop the carnage.

Syria's war: A 5-minute history

To understand the bloody, convoluted war happening inside and outside of Syria's borders, you need to watch this:

Posted by Ezra Klein on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

March 24, 2017

A Big Conservative Lie Died Today

By Glenn

Dearly beloved, We, the People of the United States of America, are gathered here today to put to rest 8 years of lies. President Obama and the Democrats in the Congress did their homework and passed a sound bill. Like all pieces of legislation, it was not perfect, but it was the best compromise. It was a compromise negotiated with patients, doctors, hospitals, and yes, private insurance companies. ObamaCare made life better for millions of Americans. There was, and is, no viable conservative alternative. TrumpCare was a monster. Today, the lie of repeal and replace is dead.

President Barack Obama proposed actual policies, not show, to make it better on August 2, 2016 in “United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next Steps.”


  1. “As of July 1, 2016, 19 states have yet to expand their Medicaid programs. I hope that all 50 states take this option and expand coverage for their citizens in the coming years, as they did in the years following the creation of Medicaid and CHIP.”
  2. increased financial assistance could make coverage even more affordable while still keeping federal costs below initial estimates”
  3. “Adding a public plan in such areas would strengthen the Marketplace approach, giving consumers more affordable options while also creating savings for the federal government.”
  4. “Congress should act on proposals like those included in my fiscal year 2017 budget to increase transparency around manufacturers’ actual production and development costs, to increase the rebates manufacturers are required to pay for drugs prescribed to certain Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and to give the federal government the authority to negotiate prices for certain high-priced drugs.”

These are certainly not the only options, but the adults have been thinking while the children threw an tantrum.
 
 
March 20, 2017

Conservatism’s Great Betrayal

By Glenn

Rural America depends on Federal funding to supplement their budgets. Why? Because urban areas are more prosperous in the modern economy. Liberals recognized this fact during the New Deal and built programs to help. Ronald Reagan’s Conservative Revolution started tearing them down.

Donald Trump is trying to finish the job. He is a con man. He cannot tell the truth. Donald told voters it was “those people” that would suffer under his cuts. Now, the facts are disrupting his lies.

These stories are multiplying across the country.  Voters who thought “those other people are moochers” have found out the target is on their back.  They have discovered that the budget knife cuts to the bone.  Most federal social and economic  programs are very efficient and help our communities survive in good times and in bad.

“This is the country that elected Donald Trump,” said Garth Gardiner, driving a pickup across the 48,000-acre Angus beef ranch he runs with his two brothers. They lost about 500 cows in the fires. “I think he’d be doing himself a favor to come out and visit us.” …Emergency programs run by the federal Department of Agriculture — which is facing 21 percent cuts under Mr. Trump’s budget proposal — will help ranchers, up to a point. One provides up to $200,000 per rancher for replacing burned fences. Another offers up to $125,000 for livestock losses.

When voters elect politicians who run on an anti-government platform, it should come as no surprise that they can’t make government work.  This is the world Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan birthed.

No segment of the population received government help more than rural America. They have been systemically destroying their communities and economies since the 1980s by voting for conservatives.
March 19, 2017

Pizza

By Glenn
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Food

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March 16, 2017

“What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”

By Glenn

Earlier in this month I presented “What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”. Stanley Alluisi filmed and edited it. Thank you Stanley and Democratic Women of Grayson County.

March 4, 2017

Trump Confirms FBI Investigated His Campaign

By Glenn

It looks like a big Russian connection story is about to break. Donald wants to divert attention. I wonder what could have him so scared?  Donald wrote, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. ” 

Too many people are calling him crazy for this tweet.  We’ve known, however, about a potential wire tap for some time.  From the Guardian Wednesday 11 January 2017 09.36 EST

The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation.

Yes, I think there was a wire tap.  Donald just confirmed it. We can now officially say that his campaign was under federal investigation for treason or conspiring with a foreign government.

Here is the real question: Why did Director Comey “reveal” the meaningless investigation of Secretary Clinton, but not tell the American public that the FBI was investigating Donald might have ties to Russia?

We need the truth.