Bible Verse of the Day: C’mon Man!

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:16-19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

https://www.bible.com/111/pro.6.16-19.niv

The Democrat party couldn’t have done a better job of picking one to scold and instruct DJT.

Some Thoughts on the Election from Over There

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/24/how-do-we-become-a-serious-people-again-dave-eggers-annie-proulx-and-more-on-the-2020-election

I will offer more on this myself after I finish reading the entries from various writers. However, after reading the first by Annie Proulx and the next by Dave Eggers, I wanted to go ahead and post it so others could take a look for themselves. The Guardian offers a fresh view from the UK that I don’t get from the Times and the Post, my usual first stops in the morning.

I will get back to these essays later. In the meantime, enjoy them as YOU have the time.

An Insult that Must Be Answered

They are patriots. They regularly sacrifice for their country and its constitution. Their work is fundamental to democracy and the rule of law.  They are nonpartisan. We depend on them for fair and free elections. Their hours are demanding and their pay is low.

These attributes make them perfect targets for presidential insults.

Why not? It is only by matters of degree the extent to which they share these attributes with Gold Star mothers, American POWs, our fallen warriors, frontline health care workers, teachers, the intelligence community, the FBI and virtually anyone, including those in his own cabinet who do not satisfy his demand for personal loyalty.

Vote for the Masked Man, It’s Important!

And that is my thought for today. Mask up. Wash your hands. Go vote.

Yes, it’s a play on the old Edwin Edwards bumper sticker when he, the convicted criminal ran for governor of Louisiana against David Duke: “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” Edwards had been indicted and acquitted (a small detail in Louisiana politics and usually a temporary condition) on a variety of public corruption charges during an earlier term as governor.

Indeed, during the new term he won by trouncing Duke, he faced federal charges and was convicted.

If you don’t know who David Duke is, join Trump. Never heard of the guy.

A Thought for Today from the Poetry Foundation

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/147345/apologies

Apologies

BY KARENNE WOOD

I.
The time has come for the nation to turn
a new page by righting wrongs of the past.

We apologise for laws and policies that inflicted
profound grief, suffering, and loss and for the removal
of children from families, communities, and country.

For the pain of these, their descendants, and for families
left behind, to mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters,
for indignity inflicted on a proud people, we say sorry.

We resolve that the injustices of the past must never,
never happen again and look to a future based on mutual
respect, where all, whatever their origins, are equal partners.

Spoken by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd,
introduced in January and delivered November 29, 2008,
the day after he was sworn into office

A Little Neighborly Competition

I have been posting signs in my yard for weeks now – for Democrats. My next door neighbor soon answered with signs in support of his candidates – Republicans.

Today my heart was gladdened to see that the neighbor across the street had posted a Biden-Harris sign.

But within hours, her next door neighbor had sullied the front of his home with a big, blue sign for Trump 2020 with the very presidential message “No More Bullshit.” The sign covers most of his garage door. It’s the same taste level that would gild the garden statuary and have Roman columns installed on the front porch if they were wealthy people. But they are not. So they can only talk like Trump.

My friend in Albuquerque saw this yard sign recently: PERSON, MAN, WOMAN, BIDEN, HARRIS.

Commit that to memory. There may be a mental functioning test at your polling place, a new voter suppression tool to replace literacy testing.