God, our judge, we plead our case with you. Lay your Divine hand upon the outcome of this (Derek Chauvin) case and also on our compatriots' anger, thoughts of revenge, and the insatiable need to disrupt and destroy. Stay any inclinations toward violence and remind us that vengeful behavior is no more justified than the acts of those who precipitated this grief and harm and ignited our cities. As you inevitably judge our response to the incidents of unrest that plague our land, forgive our iniquities and heal our brokenness. Redeem the soul of our country. Today's opening prayer in Congress delivered by Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben (ret) covers every facet of America's dilemmas with right and wrong, race equity,
Barack Obama has released a new book reflecting upon his two terms as President of the United States. In it, he lauds many accomplishments and critiques some issues that fell short. VOX book review "Again and again, he concludes he always made the best of a set of bad choices." With a Joe Biden presidency on the horizon, pundits are sounding alarms that America needs to awaken to recapture the spirit of the Obama era. Obama’s #APromisedLand shows how he got there & left most of his people behind. It shatters any lingering illusions of him being a fighting Joshua & shows his captivity to Wall Street greed, Pentagon militarism & refusal to confront massive black social misery & U.S. poverty! https://t.co/aV6njYZSll — Cornel
Coming soon: a tribute website to police across America. Their frustrations are more evident than ever because body cams supply both sides of the story. As for the recent suggestion that Ferguson activists have been murdered, intense media scrutiny has not produced any conspiracy. There'll be no such intense media scrutiny of police deaths. That's why the public should be able to see newsroom cams. Shouldn't police tragedies earn equal media concern?
For over two years, America's news anchors have been breathlessly declaring that Donald Trump's presidency "is near the end" with daily BOMBSHELL reports of "the walls closing in" toward impeachment. Louisville actor Jennifer Lawrence and her politically active friends claim they're offering a nonpartisan solution to America's hysteria-driven news cycle. Jennifer Lawrence and Represent.us have a strategy to change our political system. Will it fly? What Jennifer is not acknowledging is that too many megaphones with differing opinions all monetize misery. MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, et al. make a living by siding with liberals on virtually every issue, always demonizing the conservatives. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Breitbart, et al. do the same thing in reverse. THere's money in them
That's Brandi Smith going solo on Houston's CBS affiliate as other employees had to evacuate the studios because of massive flooding in Houston. Brandi is all alone with no direction from the newsroom, just doing what she can to inform the public and, oh, save a man's life simultaneously. No one needs to Make America Great Again! It has always been and always will be great! Challenges? Of course. The Southern Poverty Law Center counts 917 hate groups across America. Let's put that in perspective. On September 13, it's Character Day, a global exercise in strengthening human integrity, compassion, empathy, and collegiality. Over 80,000 are participating. The Houston flood relief support once again shows the power of American benevolence and generosity
The United States of America is the most benevolent, compassionate, visionary, fearless republic in the history of human civilization. We are free. Don't believe in the "woe-is-me" crutch. A fantastic life is available in America to those who are willing to work, sacrifice, and not quit over setbacks. Push harder. Get more education. Make wise life decisions about money, drugs, personal disfigurement, relationships, and do the soul-searching necessary to be self-reliant. Our 340+ million inhabitants of the USA can protest the agendas of its leaders, worship freely, stand proudly agnostic, disagree with neighbors, isolate from communities altogether, accept welfare from others, help pay for community features they don't necessarily use, keep and bear arms, vote for their
Actress @AshleyJudd recites a beat poem about being a “nasty woman” at #WomensMarch https://t.co/EGN6efPzCq— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 21, 2017 In with the Trump, in with the hysteria. Faded celebs are losing their minds over The Donald. Ashley Judd went vaggie loco again. But in a good way. She slammed a damning poem that was one part brilliant and two parts crazy. Ash's rant was but a small part of domestic discord. (Her sister Wynona stayed out of the kerfuffle). THE VELVET VICE SEES DAYLIGHT The vagina suit is America's new go-to look in the wake of Donald Trump's election as U.S. president. A million women protested across the country one day after the Trump inauguration spurred violent protests. Reproductive rights,
Some people believe in selective segregation. There are times when they want to be fully vested Americans afforded all of its freedoms, and times when they want to be considered a special separate class that demands nuanced, preferential considerations. See: white supremacists, militant feminist causes, the Congressional Black Caucus, anti-government groups, and many more. That Latin phrase on currency reads: e pluribus unum -- from many, one (unless there is an advantage to boost just a portion of the pluribus, then to hell with the one). If anyone complains about a selective segregationist attitude, they are usually met with a flurry of outrage from SJW, self-proclaimed pure hearted Social Justice Warriors. (The very people who claim they "don't judge people"
Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's best Christian, perfectly illustrates why religious people should not lose their minds over the Supreme Court decision to recognize gay marriages. Upshot: Americans enjoy democracy, not theocracy. More from Betty: Is America a Christian nation? Let's stop treating anyone as subhumans. Christian protesters in 1967 applied some of the same logic ("Race mixing is against God's natural order!") when the Supreme Court overturned Virginia law forbidding blacks to marry whites. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals are entitled to the same rights as everyone else. No person is a lesser cut of human being. It's all good. With equality, we are an improved America. Well played, Brentwood Photography studio owner
Huffington Post listed all of these American inequities without mentioning that the U.S. is by far the most benevolent nation. American philanthropy, community service, and missionary work are unparalleled worldwide, but you wouldn't know it here. Tell it all, Huff Po.