Common Sense Has Become Uncommon

America’s political landscape has become a place of extremes. The common sense middle ground, where answers are found and problems are solved, is a deserted wasteland. Extremists from both sides of the political fence have come to define the political debates while those who seek to actually resolve those debates no longer have a voice in Washington. Continue reading

An All-Day Customer Service Affair

I guess everyone has their favorite customer service nightmare story. I’ve had a few over the years. Had a few good ones as well. I made a few changes in my cellular plan last year with AT&T that went smoothly. And I recently started home Internet service with T-Mobile and have been very well pleased with the interactions I’ve had with them. And GEICO is always a pleasure to deal with. Crisp and efficient.

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Repeat Offender

Oh, joy. I’m in Facebook Jail yet again. And as before it’s for the most ridiculous of reasons. Once again the meddlesome juvenile delinquents FB employs as moderators have taken offense at something that could not possibly be offensive. Please allow me to set the stage here: I have a good friend in Central Texas. We’ll just call her “Ann.” I’ve known her and her brother since the early 70s. She’s a lovable smart-ass with a sharp wit and zero reservations about speaking her mind. It is impossible that one of us could offend the other. We just know each other too well. Continue reading

What Would You Do?

Once again, America’s most contentious issue raises its ugly head: Abortion. It divides communities and even families against one another. It is, simply put, the most glaring example of what can happen in a free nation when the rights of two people come into conflict. In this case, the rights of a woman and her unborn child.

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It’s The Schools, Stupid

I hadn’t planned to blog today. I’ve posted a lot of stuff here lately and apparently it wasn’t very good. But then a few of my friends posted some really bizarre stuff online and I felt the need to answer. More of the “we’re screwed without God” stuff. They apparently believe that “GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL” and all will be well if we just have faith. Continue reading

How Long Do The Last Days Last?

So we’re in the Last Days. How long are they supposed to last? I’m 64 years old and Christians have been blabbing about it for as long as I can remember. When I was still a child and had no choice but to attend church, old Brother McDaniel once said that Jesus’ return was so near he’d like to just keep preaching until it happened. That was over 50 years ago. Continue reading

Praying Hands Do No Work

Between the Uvalde, TX and Buffalo, NY incidents nearly 30 people have been shot dead in a period of just two weeks. The Buffalo shooting occurred in a supermarket. But as we know, the Uvalde shooting was at a school full of young children. Continue reading

Matches Made In Hollywood Heaven

Sometimes I love Hollywood. Other times I want to burn the whole thing to the ground. It is perhaps the largest single collection of arrogant, spoiled adults on the planet. But sometimes they come through with flying colors. Sometimes a movie or character comes along that just lights up the world. And I’m not so narrow minded that I can’t appreciate it when they do so. Continue reading

Hey Christians: It’s Not All About You – Part II

What is it with Christians? Why do they believe that everything has to be about them and their god? Recently the city council of Haven, KS voted to remove the “In God We Trust” logo from their city vehicles because they correctly understood it violated the principle of church – state separation. Continue reading