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This entry originated here » Hypocrisy in America (2 Oct 2018).

» Show Me the Moral Excellence

Next time you see Mike Pence, ask him what he thinks about his boss being a gigantic tax cheat. Ask him how that sits with his values .. with his sense of moral excellence. With his sense of right-n-wrong.

How does that sit with his sense of patriotism?

Trump says about Pence: 'I dont question his loyalty at all.' (17 Nov 2018)

Ask him about the condition of the planet that is being left to our children.

Ask him what he thinks about his generation living at the expense of the next generation?

Proverbs instructs the believer » "Do not let mercy and kindness leave you. Instead let these qualities define you. Bind them securely around your neck and write them on the tablet of your heart."

Ask him "Where is the 'mercy and kindness' in ripping young children away from their vulnerable parents?" (Ye shall know them by their fruit.)

Lemme know what he says .. because he can't say that he wasnt warned.

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Hypocrisy in America

This entry originated here » When Governments Inflict Lasting Psychic Trauma on Children as a Matter of Policy - Page Two (21 June 2018).

» What a Hypocrite

I wonder what Mike Pence thinks of this. He seems to be familiar with the way that bad morals can end up incinerating the planet.

Mike Pence the hypocrite speaks to Bill Clinton's moral failures

He is such a hypocrite. He is a hypocrite's hypocrite. Paul says that such people condemn themselves.

Peter says to rid yourself of all hypocrisy. (Mike mustve skipped that part.)

Mike Pence the hypocrite speaks to Bill Clinton's moral failures

I bet that George Will would back me up here. And McKay Coppins. And Stephen. And Ellen Wald.

Mike Pence is a self-righteous, fake believer .. just like George. A generation comes and a generation goes. Peter knows what I am talking about.

Peter Wehner knows what I am talking about.

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I Am So Glad that We Will Always be in Love Forever

Right now the time is 11:46 PM on 16 July 2018 .. and this page is live. I was cutting it a little close there.

When I list the time as 7:16 PM, this is not the real time that I posted this page. This is simply a numeric reflection of the date. (July is the seventh month.)

All of my entries correspond to this same pattern. This is just a quirky thing that I do. The date is really the thing that matters .. the important thing.

If the time matters in an entry, then I will specifically note it. Sometimes it does matter, but not normally.

» Must be Today

Sometimes (not always) I feel as though I need to start a certain page on/by a certain day. Today is one such day.

I admit that this is something of a quirky thing with me. I dont know anybody else who has a quirky thing like this. (I normally try to avoid quirky things.)

The feeling behind such things is that you will surely die .. if you dont do this thing. Maybe not die, some bad shit for sure.

11:59 PM is okay .. but midnight, which begins the new day, is not. So I dont want to cut it too close.

I can fill in the page later, but the actual HTML structure needs to be up-n-live on/by a certain day.

Now, after midnight .. then I am free to do whatever I like. More or less .. depending.

I can feel a sense of timing at play. Timing is important .. along with the ability to execute a complex skill-set in a timely fashion.

» Good to be Loved

As coincidence would have it ... I am listening right now to » Could You be Loved .. on a mix playlist .. where one of the lines that the Rastafarian sings is »"It's good to be loved."

And I think, "True that."

I am not sure what I will be writing in this entry .. but I know that I will have lots of fun doing it.

Girly, do you work your thing like this on everybody? Or, is it just me?

I am not sure how you are doing it .. but there is just something irresistible about you. And it's not just one thing, either.

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» A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

America is learning a lot about itself these last few years.

Nighttime rally by white supremacists at Charlottesville VA August 11, 2017

It is not a pretty picture.

Nazi flag and Confederate flag marching together side-by-side in Charlottesville, VA. August, 2017

But at least we know better where we stand.

President Trump identifies with and defends hate groups in America

And who stands for what.

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This page continues from here » Page One.

» His Foot has Slipped

When I saw Trump hold up the executive order after signing it ..

Trump signs XO with Kirstjen Nielsen ending refugee children being separated from their parents 20 June 2018

.. the one ending refugee children being separated from their parents .. after fleeing violence and threats of violence in their home countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) ..

Map of Central America

.. when I saw him hold up that executive order .. the voice in my head said, "His foot has slipped. The day of his calamity is near."

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This entry originated here » A Departing Sting with the Venom Meant to Do Lasting Harm (19 March 2018).

» Mika Goes Ninja-Like on Kirstjen Nielsen

Oh, look at Mika go here .. getting all ninja-like on Kirstjen Nielsen. I dont think that I have ever seen another thing quite like that.

She is calling out every single piece of bullshit that is being said .. right at the point where it is being said it. That has a cool effect when she does that.

It is a different topic, but Ana does a similar thing here. That was outstanding.

And here is Mr. Ninja himself talking about the devolving of language.

» Doctors Say that Toxic Stress Can Affect a Child for Their Entire Life

Shame on you, Kirstjen Nielsen. Shame the fuck on you and your shitty values and priorities. You are spineless.

Statement on the effects of separating children from their refugee parents by James Madara, CEO AMA

Woe unto you. "Here, hold this millstone for me."

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble. Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come.

Audio recording of immigrant child crying for her daddy

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A Strikingly Ignorant Thing to Say

This entry continues from here » Feeling Betrayed by Kanye (25 April 2018).

» Kanye Says the Black Man Chose the Shackles of Slavery for 400 Years

Just when you think you've heard it all .. you hear a black man say that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice to him.

Kanye says that 400 years of slavery sounds like a choice to him (01 May 2018)

Kanye here is smiling .. but he is the only one. Harvey looks concerned. Nobody sees the humor that Kanye does. Nobody else feels his sense of levity. His strange sense.

Is this not a strikingly ignorant thing to say? .. that slavery was a "choice." I wonder what Dyson thinks.

If Kanye had lived a hundred years ago, I bet that he would have a different opinion of slavery. Much different.

Somebody please share this video with Kanye.

Here is another from James Baldwin, called the Pin Drop speech, that he shoud familiarize himself with. (Does Kanye even know who James Baldwin was?)

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Feeling Betrayed by Kanye

This entry continues from here » More at Stake than Selling Albums (23 April 2018). ]

» How Can the Black Man Not Feel Betrayed?

His vocal support and admiration of Donald Trump perplexes me.

Kanye West publicly declares his brotherly love of, and admiration for, President Donald Trump citing a common dragon energy (25 April 2018)

Because the reason why he snatched the mic away from you was in order to pimp Beyonce's album.

But I have seen some clips of Beyonce's concerts, where she displays on the giant screen behind her the names of unarmed black men killed by police.

Beyonce pays tribute to unarmed black men killed by police

And it is a long and disheartening list. It goes on for quite some time. A surprising length of time.

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More at Stake than Selling Albums

This entry continues from here » Girls Who Inspire You to Up Your Game (10 Dec 2017).

[ Notice here how I was already in the process of writing to Taylor about her experiences with Kanye .. when Kanye lost his mind and started saying crazy shit.

This is sort of what I mean when I say that I sometimes feel like I am "up in the air already" .. in position to respond to some new, unforeseen development.

When these types of things happen, I somehow feel compelled to respond .. even if I might not really want to. (Writing about stupid shit that Kanye does and says is far from my idea of fun.)

Difficult things suddenly become surprisingly easy and almost effortless. ]

You were telling Kanye to go fuck himself.

What I heard you say was this » "Kanye didnt make me famous. I was already famous when Kanye came around. Kanye did nothing for me but embarrass me on national television, and in front of my peers, and in front of the people I care about most. Go fuck yourself, Kanye. And take your stupid wax figures with you."

I hesitated to mention it back then, but racial animus has become a thing since Trump became president.

Nazi flag and Confederate flag marching together in Charlottesville, VA. August, 2017

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Fuck-Ups at Facebook Jeopardize Democracy Itself

This entry originated on this page » Values & Priorities that are Rotting from the Inside Out (26 Jan 2018).

» Sheryl Sandberg Does Not Have What It Takes to Run Facebook

And speaking of management fuck-ups with obviously fucked up values .. let me be the first to say here that » Sheryl Sandberg is a fuck-up. She has demonstrated unreliability in her capacity as head of Facebook.

Sheryl Sandberg admits to problems with security at Facebook only after problems revealed

Perhaps she knows how to write a good book, but she does not have what it takes to run a company like Facebook. She need to go lean in somewhere else .. where the decisions that she faces are not so difficult for her to get right.

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