Category Archives: Misc

GOP Lies: Social Security

While it’s true that these days the GOP relationship with truth and reality has become strained to the point of non-existence, their lies about Social Security stand out as both particularly egregious and especially cruel. Moreover, much of the time, the worst of these lies are simply allowed to stand, relatively unchallenged. Yes, attempts to […]

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James Baldwin for Esquire Magazine in 1960

The below was posted by Kristin Howerton at Rage Against the Minivan. I decided to share it on my little blog as well. It’s sad that when you scratch the surface, there’s been so little change in fifty years. The below could have been written today.

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Thoughts on Obama and the Current Political State

I posted the following as a comment on a post by Fr. Ernesto. I thought I would go ahead and publish it here as well. It may make more sense if you also read the post, but I think most of the thoughts stand on their own.   I believe DecodeDC has a much better […]

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The High Cost of Being Uninsured

When people talk about the risks and costs of no healthcare insurance in the United States, they often talk about the risk of something catastrophic, such as a major illness or serious accident. Those risks are significant, of course, but I think there’s another major cost that isn’t being discussed nearly as much. If someone […]

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Saturday Evening Blog Post – June Edition

In this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I chose to share something different from what I usually do and add the link to my post on The Psychological Side of Celiac. The SEBP is a fun opportunity to share something you’ve written and read posts that others have […]

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Saturday Evening Blog Post – May Edition

In this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I chose a post from my ongoing, though intermittent, series, Why I Am Not An Atheist. The SEBP is a fun opportunity to share something you’ve written and read posts that others have written. Hop over to it and take a […]

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Saturday Evening Blog Post – April Edition

In this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I chose my post, Speaking of God – Trinity. If that post interests you, consider reading my entire Speaking of God series. And a leave a link to your own favorite April post at Elizabeth’s blog. If you’re interested in the […]

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Pink Slime – But Not At HEB

ABC has been airing a series of reports on so-called “Lean Finely Textured Beef” better known as pink slime. In their initial report, former USDA scientists outline how the agency, which is supposed to be a regulatory agency but is in fact essentially run by the industry they purport to regulate, over-ruled their recommendations against […]

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Saturday Evening Blog Post – February Edition

In this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I chose the ultimate post from my series of reflections on Mary, Queen of Heaven. Consider participating; it’s a lot of fun.

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Suddenlink Has Turned to the Dark Side

So. Suddenlink has turned from a pretty good company once upon a time (and a number of name changes/mergers ago) to an evil one today. I got back from a work trip to find a nice little note from them. They are implementing Internet usage caps. The argument that such companies use, that their caps […]

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