An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

A reasonably long read, but one to undertake nevertheless.

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Dear Frank

Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that your Decision America Tour took a detour off the beaten path to call upon us “small community churches.” We are nothing if not small. We seat 30-40 on a good Sunday. And we are a century old fixture of our small community. Most often we are overlooked and overshadowed by mega-churches and politically influential religious voices like your own. We don’t hold a candle to an auditorium filled with the music of a one hundred voice choir led by professional musicians. We probably will never be recognized in any nationally syndicated media. After all, we don’t do anything really “newsworthy.” We just preach the good news of Jesus Christ; love one another the best we can (which sometimes isn’t…

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George Will: Trump Has a Dangerous Disability

Ms. Ravitch has forgotten more about education and current events than I will ever know. I make a point to listen to these scholars.

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George Will is a conservative columnist with a deep reverence for history and tradition. He is probably the most serious and respected conservative intellectual in the nation. On Thursday, he wrote a column called “Trump Has a Serious Disability” that was widely read. It was trending on Twitter. “Trump does not know what it is to know something.”

He writes:

“It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence.

“In February, acknowledging Black History Month, Trump said that “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” Because Trump is syntactically challenged, it was possible and tempting…

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Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann?

 

I have always been a fan of Keith, especially during his Sports reporting career. Now he has an opportunity to be unleashed since he doesn’t work for the typical corporate media.

The ex-MSNBC host recasts his fire-breathing punditry for the Web, to bring the fight to Trump.

Source: Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann? – The Washington Post

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

#wetoldyouso is felicitous here. It is only going to get worse before it gets better, and not quite sure if a President Pence solves the problem.

The administration’s disregard for the intelligence community makes it impossible to serve Trump in good faith.

Source: I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit. – The Washington Post

Indian Surgeon Brings Affordable Healthcare Closer To Americans

It really is too bad this has to be outside of US waters. Various free clinics in this country may adopt some of their processes.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/saritharai/2014/02/25/indian-surgeon-known-for-walmart-izing-heart-surgery-brings-affordable-healthcare-closer-to-americans/