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14 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

59-minute Progressive Rally on a Moral Budget

Ok, it was yesterday’s Democracy Now! show, but if you watch it, I think you will agree with my assessment. DN! is always good, but this one was particularly inspiring.… Read the rest

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29 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Question for the Oklahoman re ‘What About Islam?’

This is an ad that was on page 5A of today’s paper. I wonder how much The Oklahoman charged and profited to print this piece of garbage. Yeah, I wonder that, but that’s not my question to them. My real question is, if some similar nutcase bigot who happened to have an ad to run that was equally anti-Christian or… Read the rest

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25 October 2010 ~ Comments Off

Rena’s got 3 things to watch on TV this week

  1. Rachel Maddow’s documentary The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, who performed abortions in Kansas (mostly) for women who were were late in their pregnancy when they discovered severe abnormalities with the fetus. Airs tonight, 8pm Central time, in the slot usually occupied by Rachel’s excellent news and commentary program. Preview available at the link above; program will be available shortly
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26 June 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Getting religion

I went to a Catholic High School, not because I had gone to Catholic grammar school (I didn’t) and not because I or my family was particularly religious (we weren’t), but because after attending public school the first year back in the continental U.S., I was afraid I wouldn’t live through another year of it, much less three more, so… Read the rest

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13 April 2010 ~ Comments Off

Tea Party active in OK legislature, where are the business leaders to stop this nonsense?

Representatives Randy Brogdon and Charles Key are giving Sally Kern a run for the money to make Oklahoma radioactive for business development. Why? Because they might have to let law enforcement count attacks motivated by homophobia in Oklahoma. The conspiracy theory (there always is one with the Right, isn’t there, the poor little victimized bullies) is that under this law,… Read the rest

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24 March 2010 ~ Comments Off

Saint Romero of the Americas*

Oscar Romero
“If they kill me, I will be resurrected in the Salvadoran people” Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as he celebrated mass in San Salvador on March 24, 1980, 30 years ago today. He was killed because he empowered the poor instead of just promising them a glorious afterlife. Though his murder was never properly investigated and prosecuted, it’s… Read the rest

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23 December 2009 ~ Comments Off

Miss Manners takes on Bill O’Reilly

Yes, it’s war all right, but on civility and multiculturalism, not Christmas.
Dear Miss Manners: I work as a cashier during the Christmas season, and I often wish my customers “Happy holidays.” Sometimes customers get all offended and reply with something like “I choose to celebrate Christmas,” or they go into this long angry rant about the use of the
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08 August 2009 ~ Comments Off

The New Lord’s Prayer for Republicans

[Update: well, you can tell I’m not religious. It’s the 23rd Psalm, not the Lord’s Prayer, which is being rewritten here. I won’t change the title because it will screw up the URL. If it matters to you, me being so stupid, you’ll just have to forgive me, because that’s what Jesus would do. ;-)] From Fri Prevett via Facebook:… Read the rest

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20 March 2009 ~ Comments Off

Teaching by example in unintended ways

Later today, I plan to head down to Grandfield Oklahoma, just this side of the Texas border, to join some students in a counter demo against the Phelps/Westboro Baptist/Gods Hates Fags nutjobs from Kansas. A week ago I had never even heard of Grandfield, Oklahoma, and maybe you hadn’t either, but some bad (in my opinion) decisions by school officials… Read the rest

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