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Church (Finally) Abandons Robert E. Lee Name

Photo by Kevin Remington Apparently the parishioners in Virginia decided that bearing the name of a (violently pro-slavery) Confederate General was no longer an excellent representation of Jesus Christ. Sadly it took the tragedy of Charlottesville (& not the B-I-B-L-E) to open up their eyes. Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday evening to change the parish’s name to Grace Episcopal Church — what it was originally called when the Confederate general moved to town after the Civil War and joined the congregation. The decision concludes a quiet, two-year debate among congregants over whether it’s...

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Jack Sparrow Explains Trump

So Trumpsters & GOP loyalists are freaking out having a hard time rationalizing Donald Trump’s sudden pivot towards amnesty for Dreamers & budget agreements with Democrats. Residential Never Trumper Rick Wilson explains it best: “It makes all of their normalizing and ‘Trumpsplaining’ look silly and hollow,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist sharply critical of Trump, referring to his party’s congressional leaders. “Trump betrays everyone: wives, business associates, contractors, bankers and now, the leaders of the House and Senate in his own party. They can’t explain this away as [a] 15-dimensional Trump chess game. It’s a dishonest person behaving...

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Freedom Of Speech Vs Freedom Of Association

Scrolling through the locked vaults of Medium (aka member only content) I came across an article lamenting how businesses disassociating from Nazi’s was somehow censoring their freedom of speech. The author was confusing freedom of speech with freedom of association (which are similar, yet different). Legally companies & customers do not have to conduct business with other customers & companies whose ideals are an offense to their own. We’re Meddlesome… America’s Constitution prevents government from restricting, hindering or censoring the rights & speech of citizens  —  not businesses  —  even if their rhetoric is reprehensible. The problem with progressives & conservatives is they...

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Good News For Bad Cops: Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe, Burns Constitution

Known best for making prisoners in the desert wear pink underwear, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of violating the civil rights of American citizens (specially Hispanics) in his zeal to combat illegal immigration. Fortunately for (former) Sheriff Joe, he has friends in high places. I am pleased to inform you that I have just granted a full Pardon to 85 year old American patriot Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He kept Arizona safe! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2017 Thank you @realdonaldtrump for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama...

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Unlike Patriots, Cowboys Rejected Personal Plane Out Of…Superstition‽

After winning Super Bowl 51 in glorious fashion, the New England Patriots decided to buy not one but two team branded jets to transport the team around the US of A. One plane will be used as the main plane for the season, while the other will be the backup, with flight operations being run out of Providence, Rhode Island, sources said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions. NFL teams haven’t thought much about buying their own planes in the past, with only 10 games on the road. But charter...

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