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May 27th, 2019 - 12:27 am § in America, Religion

A Visit to a Cemetery: Why does the military assume that a dead American soldier must always have been a Christian?

  Embattled Belief .. The Religious Experiences of American Military Nicholas Pellegrino This fascinating essay by Nicholas Pellegrino asks an important question. Why are America’s military cemeteries filled with crosses?  Even if, in the days of yore, 90% of Americans filled in the blan[...]

March 24th, 2019 - 12:09 pm § in Uncategorized

Why Vagrancy Laws Are Hard to Enforce.

Mark Adams on THE-Ave.US “When vagrancy is a crime and it’s enforced the enforcement mostly ends up moving the vagrants to other communities. Even when private businesses and residences deal with vagrants most of the effort is getting the vagrants off the property, Generally they do not give[...]

March 15th, 2019 - 12:42 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Is America Christian?

Many American Christians define themselves by their spiritual commitment to Jesus as the deity made man.  To be a Christian they say you need to accept Jesus as your “savior.”  In the age of Trump. as an American whi is ntio Christian, I find that idea bizarre.  I doubt that Trump see[...]

March 1st, 2019 - 1:27 am § in Environment, Hypocrisy

On Eating Kosher

Do you think harpooning a whale is humane? Kosher slaughter is now illegal in large parts of Europe and all of New Zealand.  I suppose this is good for cows. I am not a cow.  Nor do I eat kosher.  But how is it that ohso liberal folks decicde what I should eat? I resent […][...]

February 25th, 2019 - 2:44 pm § in Uncategorized

Can Facebook censor users?

The Supreme Court is signaling the First Amendment doesn’t apply to private companies like Facebook and Twitter. This should come as no surprise to anyone who can read. It says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 2:45 pm § in Uncategorized

If you see this man, turn your back on him.

Max Misch is a white supremacist who harassed Vermont State Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris “with so many racist messages that she resigned.” Then he showed up at her press conference after the state attorney general said he wouldn’t be prosecuted because his actions fell within f[...]

December 18th, 2018 - 8:57 am § in Uncategorized

NIGERIA: Where Hijab Meets Wig

Nigerian law student at graduation ceremony Months after Amasa Firdaus finished law school, she was called to the bar and appeared wearing her wig over her hijab.  Until then the Ilorin University had  said Amasa Firdaus was breaking the dress code and soon to be Barrister Firdaus said her rights[...]

December 3rd, 2018 - 6:38 pm § in America, Politics

Republicans don’t believe in democracy or respect elections.

It’s bad enough that Republicans enjoy unequal voting power in the Electoral College and U.S. Senate,* and obtain further electoral advantages from gerrymandering and vote suppression. But for them, that’s not enough. If the voters comprising the Not-Republicans majority can get over the[...]

November 10th, 2018 - 5:49 pm § in Donald Trump

What Should Acosta Do IF He is Allowed Back?

Trump apologists say that Jim Acosta was impolite even if Trump behaved like a clown.  They also argue that escalating the discussion to Hitler is too easy. PK, Trump is not Hitler.  The American Don is not Hitler anymore than he is Duterte or Mussolini or Franco or Peron.  Trump may be closer to[...]

October 24th, 2018 - 12:00 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

An Immigration Plan Based on American Opportunity

The Trumpies have demonized immigrants to the point where comparisons to Nazi Germany are all too real.  That fomenting of hatred obscures the real need for a functional immigration policy that addresses America’s tradition as the land of opportunity, Here is my plan:  1. Felonize illegal em[...]