Monthly Archives: January 2020

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

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Shame on Mike Braun

There’s little I despise more than the powerful attacking free speech by impugning others’ loyalty. Continue reading

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A real deal Christian on the left

Would that all become Orthodox Christians, but better by far to follow the Shane Claiborne path than to leave all semblance of Christianity. Continue reading

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Lament

If I produced proof that Donald Trump was The Antichrist, many would reply “But Gorsuch! But Kavanaugh!” Continue reading

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The Ghost and his Lizard

This is Trump’s ultimate victory. Every argument on every topic is now all about him. Hating Trump together has become the ultimate bonding …. (David Brooks, Trump Has Made Us All Stupid) * * * I saw coming towards us … Continue reading

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This (sigh!) is as good as it gets

The conservative’s side of the United Methodist schism agreement is, alas, as good as it gets. Continue reading

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