Abraham Lincoln and the Basket of Deplorables

What a great name for a band. For talking-points in a presidential debate? Not so much…

As the national disgrace of the 2016 presidential election drones on, it’s hard to get past this exchange:

Clinton: “It’s a good thing that Donald isn’t in charge of the justice system.”
Trump: “Because you’d be in jail.”

The non-partisan audience erupted in wild applause, and with that, Trump won the debate, and the election.

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It’s a shame. It’s a damn shame.

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It’s over

The presidential debate is over. We can safely assume that, barring an act of God, Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

He was clear. He was confident. He was emotional. He didn’t bother with facts. He didn’t bother with directly answering the specific questions that were asked. He didn’t bother trying to act “presidential”.

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I am a patriotic American. I’m also a democrat. I’m not exactly happy with the outcome of this debate.

No-so deep thoughts

Why is a thug a black man?

I wish someone who is smarter than I am would explain this to me. Please. Is “thug” the new n-word?

As they say, the bigger they are, the harder they kick your ass.

On one side, we have white police officers with guns against black men without guns. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on the cops to win every time.

“Man is the only animal that puts animals in cages.” – Kurt Poleet

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I never heard of a duck-billed platypus putting another duck-billed platypus in jail. Maybe it happens. I’m just saying I never heard of it happening. I never heard of a duck-billed platypus opening a zoo either. Just sayin’…

Simple question, simple answer.

Why this?

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Because of shit like this.

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“We are truly devastated, the entire family is devastated. You all want to know who that “big bad dude” was? That “big bad dude” was my twin brother. That “big bad dude” was a father. That “big bad dude” was a son. That “big bad dude” was enrolled at Tulsa Community College. … That “big bad dude” loved God. That “big bad dude” was at church singing with all his flaws every week. That “big bad dude”, that’s who he was.” – Tiffany Crutcher

I’ll try harder

Okay, I’m an old, white guy. A lot of people think I’m a Conservative Christian Right-wing Republican. Nothing could be further from the truth. I literally cringe when I hear anything that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth.

I have donated to, and voted for, every democrat for president all the way back to Jimmy Carter. I very strongly support the Black Lives Matter movement. I very strongly support equal rights for the LGBTQ community. I very strongly believe that quality of life is more important than sanctity of life.

As to this silly little blog, I try, with mixed results, to appeal to conservatives through logic and satire. My thought being that liberals already agree with me, so I might as well try to reason with the reasonable opposition.

Clearly, thus far, I’ve failed. Sorry. I’ll try harder…

Same rules apply

Can anyone prove, through logic alone, that God exists? Short answer: No. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t exist, it just means that we can’t prove that God exists through logic alone.

We have to accept that God exists through faith, and faith alone. If you believe that God exists, you know that God exists. So how should we, how must we, live our lives?

Worship God. Follow God’s rules. Do God’s will.

Please understand, these facts are essential to all Christians. But please also understand, these facts are essential to all Hebrews. And please also understand, these facts are essential to all Muslims.

If you believe that you must be Born Again, or if you believe that God promised you the land of Israel, or if you believe that God wants you to fly a plane into a building, you have to live your life accordingly, however stupid or dangerous those beliefs are.

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Same rules apply…