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My Thoughts on Trump’s Attack on Syria

I won’t say whether it was wise or not. Honestly, time will tell. But questions to ask are… 1) On what Intel did he base making the attacks? He said our intelligence agencies are crap and corrupt. Did he watch … Continue reading

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I don’t care about abortion…

…at least politically.  I agree with the Orthodox Church that it is a grave sin and is worthy of ex-communication, and I would never try to contract one for somebody or have one myself–especially since I am a male.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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God Bless President Trump

I didn’t vote for the guy.  It is unlikely I will change my mind for the next election, but you never can tell. However… He is the President of the United States.  Our liturgical prayers at my church this coming … Continue reading

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Trump’s Nominees

As might be imagined, I don’t like a bunch of Trump’s nominees.  Some of them are OK.  For example, General Mattis for Secretary of Defense.  I have no problem of his appointment and of waiving his restriction.  Same with Kushner. … Continue reading

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What I know about Mexicans, #2

Without the Mexicans in this country, we’d starve. I don’t live in a border state, but a border state to a border state.The border of Mexico is a 700 mile drive from my house.  Yet, if I go into nearly … Continue reading

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What I know about Mexicans #1

I married a Mexican woman in February of 2016.  When I say Lourdes, my wife, is Mexican, I mean she was born in Mexico and lived in Mexico until we were married. Not like the Indiana born judge that Trump … Continue reading

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Economic Progress Under Obama, #4

This is strictly anecdotal… I have been an engineer for 30 years, and I have been writing software professionally for 20+ years.  When Bill Clinton was president, especially in his second term, I had headhunters bothering me like crazy.  They … Continue reading

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Economic Progress Under Obama, #3

Well, this isn’t really specifically about Obama.  It is about whether the economy does better under Democratic presidents rather than Republican presidents.  The answer is that the economy does do better under Democratic leadership rather than Republican leadership.  Why?  I … Continue reading

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Economic Progress Under Obama #2

This is the second in the series.  I made a comment to a friend that Obama has left the economy in better shape than Bush.  He was incredulous and said, “you’re smarter than that”–which is a roundabout way of saying … Continue reading

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Martyred Bishop Romero and the Religious Right

In March 1980, Roman Catholic bishop of San Salvador Oscar Romero was serving mass and during the service he was assassinated. In 1997, John Paul II declared Romero a Servant of God. He was declared a martyr by Pope Francis in … Continue reading

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