The Week

Required Reading of the Week

John Pavlovitz writes a regular column and his post this week is entitled, One Day to Save America. He’s asking the key question, “How much is America worth to you?” Your answer is critically important and, no, it hasn’t anything to do with a dollar sign. Read the entire essay and then answer John’s question. Your grade on this mid-term exam will be your grade for the entire semester. And the next 4 semesters.

Regret of the Week

Puerto Rico has been slammed by yet another hurricane and power is out over most of the island. There is flooding everywhere. It’s so very regrettable that Donald Trump isn’t there to benevolently throw paper towels to residents. If only that election hadn’t been stolen .  .  .

Pic of the Week

Finally, a special pic for Senator Lindsay Graham, the Official Weather-vane of the United States Senate.

Note the flags – Lindsay Graham could live here.


Our governance and electoral corruption and dysfunction and our ongoing mass murders are all of a piece, all the same problem with the same solution:
Fire the bastards!
The days are dwindling for us to take action. Get up! Do something to make things better.

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  1. Jim Altschuler Reply

    In answer to John Pavlovitz’s question, I WILL be there that day, shouldering the responsibility, facing the challenges and, possibly, the ridicule of fascists, separatists, bigots, and any and all others who would misguidedly push for (and try to convince others of the rightness of their thinking) the overthrow of our government, our constitution, our personal individual freedoms. One self-imposed messianic moron has been, and seems to continue to be, imposing his anti-democratic ways and thinking on millions of US, We The People. We, who are supposed to be the ruling voice, who tell our supposed representatives what we want done. We, who must now do the job for which each of us signed up. We, the voice of our nation, must speak over the din of the screaming fascisti to take care of OUR country. It is the will and the responsibility of We The People that must, MUST be upheld on that day … and Every Day from that day forward.
    Our children demand and deserve it.
    Our grandchildren demand and deserve it, even if they don’t yet understand it.
    Future generations demand and deserve it.

    I, for one, still pledge allegiance to the flag (and the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights) of the United States of America, and to the Republic (and all of its people of all national origins and religions and all other differences) for which it stands, One Nation, under God (or not), with LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!