Friday, January 19, 2018

Why Nelson Mandela Never Lost

Frog Hospital's Fred Owens Once Lived In Fishtown: Brilliant Advice For The Up-And-Comers

Why do young people want to hear these old Fishtown stories? What I tell them is forget the story -- go live in a shack and do it yourself. There are rivers all around the world, and all rivers run to the ocean, and wherever the rivers runs to the ocean, you will find some old cabins on pilings, and you will find a place called Fishtown. There's a Fishtown on every river -- the Mississippi, the Susquehanna, the Savannah, the Rio Grande -- just to name a few. Everywhere, there's a Fishtown. And Avocado Richard lives there -- you can meet him yourself. Heck, you can BE him if you want, he wouldn't mind at all.
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Trump Opposes Abortion At Annual Pro-Life March But Does Not Call For The Practice To End

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Alan: Pro-Lifers rarely (if ever) consider that abortion has always been with us and always will be.

What's more, right now there are fewer abortions per capita in the United States than there were prior to Roe v. Wade - and furthermore the per capita frequency of abortion continues to decline.

If pro-lifers aim to minimize the inevitability of abortion (realistically the most favorable outcome) keep in mind that those societies in which 1.) abortion is legal, 2.) contraception is available-and-unstigmatized, and 3.) sex education is universal, have far fewer abortions per capita than those societies in which 1.) abortion is illegal, 2.) contraception is stigmatized and difficult-to-secure, and 3.) sex education is widely opposed and infrequent.

The Inconvenient Truth is that societies in which pro-lifers "make the laws" routinely exhibit two-to-four times as many abortions per capita as those societies in which pro-choicers "make the laws."

"Trump Opposes Abortion At Annual Pro-Life March But Does Not Call For An End To The Practice"

Dear F,

Deep down, absolutists realize there are no absolutes - at least not on this earth.

But since absolutists are absolutely rigid by religious-and/or-political conviction their overarching need is to hear "the right words."

As it happens, those words are often words of condemnation and, not infrequently, vilification. (Apparently they must kick the dog to feel "good" about their paltry selves.)

Then, as soon as "the right words" have been spoken, absolutists feel they have "lived up to their principles" -- always formulary abstractions -- and from then on they just don't care how things sort in practice. 

In fact, once "the right words" have been spoken, it doesn't even occur to absolutists to determine whether their principles have transitioned to practice.

They are all about "The Word" - not about "The Word made Flesh."

All that matters is the proclamation of "credal principles" -- the same "easy way out" that Evangelicals and Fundamentalists have long used when, suddenly, they become "saved," once and for all, simply by saying "I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior."

This cathected logorrhea is not religion.

It is magical thinking.

It is ironic (if not monstrous) that American Christians' most frequently-repeated article-of-faith -- "I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior" -- distills to a moral abomination, a behavioral carte blanche that exempts "conservative" "Christians" from any moral responsibility based on love, compassion, kindness and forgiveness as exhibited by Jesus and those imbued with his spirit.

For conservative Americans -- and even more so for conservative Christian Americans -- it is always "Nancy Reagan all over again."

"Just say No!"

It is as clear as distilled water that "just saying no" does not, in fact, work.

However, those are "the magic words."

And once the "magic spell is woven," absolutists fall prey to their own verbal preachments, with no concern for actually practicing what they preach. 

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On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 7:56 PM, FV wrote:

Why else  would anyone compare a daughter to a porn star unless that's how he covets  her?
Would Evangelicals overlook incest in Trump's  head and  heart?
 I think yes. Incest in reality? Probably. I don't know where or if there is an outer limit. 

Actually, the Stormy Daniels' story is turning from "just salacious" to "open-to blackmail" and giving credence to the Russian prostitutes in the dossier. Remember Trump  claiming germaphobia as a reason the story was ridiculous. No germaphobia with a porn star?  



On Jan 19, 2018 7:22 PM, "Alan Archibald" <> wrote:

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 7:06 PM, FV wrote:
Dear A

I heard what may be a telling part of Stormy's magazine interview. She said    Trump once told her she was beautiful like his daughter Ivanka.        Surrogate?



On Jan 19, 2018 1:00 PM, "Alan Archibald" <> wrote:
As of this morning, I had a 150,432 page views last month.


On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:45 PM, FV wrote:
Dear A

That's quick work.

How many followers do you have on average now?



On Jan 19, 2018 12:11 PM, "Alan Archibald"

<> wrote:
WARNING: Bare-Breasted Photo Of Stormy Davis

The height issue:

Google "How Tall Is Trump" And You'll Learn He's Obese, Not Borderline Obese

"Is Money-Laundering Trump's Real Kompromat?" The Atlantic

The Borowitz Report: "What Trump Fears Most"

Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided By Americans

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump is “scared to death” that the 2020 Presidential election will be decided by Americans, an aide to Trump has confirmed.

The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump is panicking over a doomsday scenario in which Americans, sidelined during the 2016 election, play a dominant role in influencing the 2020 contest.

“It sounds paranoid, but, as we speak, representatives of the United States are already plotting to remove him from office in 2020,” the aide said. “They are determined to replace him with someone who takes a move favorable view toward their country.”

The aide said that the Americans, frustrated by Trump’s open hostility to the United States since taking office, will “stop at nothing” to achieve their ultimate goal: installing an agent of the U.S. in the Oval Office.

“It’s pretty clear what the Americans are up to,” the aide said. “They want a puppet who will do the bidding of the United States of America.”

While Trump has reportedly ordered his staff to do everything in its power to prevent Americans from meddling in the 2020 election, the prospect of U.S. nationals deciding the next Presidential race has clearly left the White House rattled.

“Americans are going to use voter registration, social media, and anything else at their disposal to hand the election to someone who will advance their interests,” he said. “That’s what keeps Trump up at night.”

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