Have we become a theocracy where church needs out way the laws? Have we become so corrupt that a friendship with a former governor is reason enough to violate the laws and destroy legal records? Do the church people in power get to fire a police chief for following the sunshine laws and releasing the information they are legally required to do? At what point does church needs trump the laws of the land, and at what point does political favors trump those same laws? Confused hugs
Judge With Links To Mike Huckabee Curiously Orders Police To Destroy Josh Duggar Report.
Looking back, praying forward and remembering today.
I would like to share with everyone this moving and heart breaking story. It is not just the people today dying of bigotry. The author tells the story far better and with much more personal feeling than I ever could. I have read several accounts of this horrible day of genocide from very creditable sources. All agree the Native tribe was under a flag of truce. The leaders of the tribe had been promised good care, honorable conduct and safety. The people of the tribe honored the requests of them and brought out all their weapons and handed them over even as the soldiers began making the preparations to fire. They gathered peacefully as they were asked, bringing the children with them and holding the ones too young to walk. They were slaughtered. They were cut down with no mercy nor any thought about them being fellow humans. Every account I read spoke of how the soldiers went among the dead to seek out those who were dying and killed them, moving mothers off their children that they had shielded with their own bodies, and killing the small children. There is nothing to be proud of in this act, in that day. If anything I salute the Native People for honoring their promises even as the white men were breaking theirs. The Natives did all that was asked of them, even though they distrusted that the white men would keep all of their promises, however I doubt any of them thought the white men would be so inhuman to just slaughter them out right. I do hope that we can learn from this, prevent such things from ever happening again and that we can begin to honor each other. We all walk the path of life, I would like to know that my walk is helped by the people I have met and the ancestors of all of us including the Native Indians. Hugs
What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored – The National Memo.
Whenever a transgression against transparency is charged to the Clintons, whether real, alleged or invented, America’s political media rise up in sustained outrage. From the offices of the New York Times Washington bureau to the Manhattan studio of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, journalists bitterly protest Hillary Clinton’s erased emails and her family foundation’s fundraising methods. And they will surely snap and snark about her “scandals” from now until Election Day.
Which under present circumstances might be justified, since she happens to be running for president — except for one glaring problem. Very few in the press corps apply the same standards to any Republican politician.
Nobody will ever get to see the thousands of messages erased from the private email account used by former Secretary of State Colin Powell when he held that high office. He got rid of them and got away with it (as most likely did former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who implausibly claimed not to have used email, when the State Department asked for hers).
Or at least such is the attitude of the press and punditry, who seem to believe that the dumping of Powell’s emails is somehow “different” from what Clinton did. And it is, of course – because she turned over more than 30,000 emails, while he turned over zero. But there is no sound of furious buzzing within the Beltway over the Powell emails; instead there is absolute silence.
Hello everyone. As many of you know I spend my day scouring great blogs and sharing with you the ones I think are the most important, funniest, vital, or things to think on. I even added a couple new blogs to my list. I have to change all my blog roll and get rid of the old ones that no longer work, I don’t go to, or simply do not fit my style and add all the new ones.
However I wont be able to do much this morning or afternoon. This weekend Ron developed a lot of pain and pressure in his right eye. We thought it was pink eye, a co-worker had had it a few weeks ago and it is very contagious. Well we saw a doctor on Monday morning. Well two days later and a bottle and a half of the med and it is not only not any better but worse and the pain is such he is unable to function. So we have an appointment with another doctor this morning and after that maybe an eye specialist. SO even though I don’t normally drive I am cutting back on my med’s and driving him to the doctor. Better me than him. This is rather a special case.
So I wish everyone the best, I will be thinking of you all, and I will blog when I get him home and settled back in bed. Hugs and loves for all.
High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality.
Many, many police officers and their supporters are
going ape shit very upset at a group of student artists at Westfield High School in New Jersey for daring to exhibit their artwork. Why? Because the art in question is based on the theme “Law Enforcement – Police Brutality.” I guess cops can give a punch (or a taser shot, “rough ride” or a bullet) but they can’t stand to see any artistic expression of that behavior, symbolic or otherwise. And so they are lambasting the high school and the student artists whose only crime, as far as I can tell, was using their own life experience of interactions with police to inform what they create.