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Daily Practice for November 9, 2016

Daily Practice for November 9, 2016

Word:  So, I am sad today. What I am most sad with is the calls all over the internet (and by internet, I mean Facebook) that are saying, "Love wins in the end! Hold onto hope!" Uh huh. In the meantime, Mexicans, Muslims, LGBTQIA folx, are terrified that they will be kicked out, detained, or have their marriages annulled or bathroom rights taken away. And by Mexicans, Muslims, and LGBTQIA folx, I mean United States citizens. Much less being female-bodied and having the most misogynistic and relentless campaign ever take down a woman who is super smart and has a great resume. And don't start with the, "but she is a flawed candidate." Well, aren't we all. And aren't they all. But I have to hand it to the FBI. Comey executed a presidential coup J. Edgar Hoover would be proud of. So, to al...
I Am More Qualified To Be President Than Donald Trump … But It Doesn’t Matter

I Am More Qualified To Be President Than Donald Trump … But It Doesn’t Matter

14th Amendment, activism, anger, autonomy, awareness, bigotry, Challenge, citizenship, civics, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, Discernment, election year, Evidence, Fear, First Amendment, Freedom, hate, Hillary Clinton, Ideology, immigration, Politics, Presidency, Rationality, republic, Separation of Powers, Trump, Uncategorized, World War I, Xenophobia
When I was a kid, and even into my early teens, I was a rabid professional wrestling fan.  So was my dad. We would watch pro “rasslin” on our local TV in Wichita, KS, and cheer when the good guy, e.g. Pat O’Connor or Dory Funk, Jr., or Tommy Martin or Chief Jay Strongbow, delivered a coup de grace to the likes of Mr. Moto or The Sheik or Bob Geigel … anyway, any of a number of bad guys.  We would also watch previews of upcoming matches as a “rassler,” almost always one of the bad guys, would amp up viewers with bombastic predictions of how he would crush his good-guy opponent the week or evening following. Dad and I scarfed it up, even as my fundamentalist-Baptist mother sat in an adjoining room reading her Bible and praying earnestly for the eternal well-being of our immortal souls. S...
Daily Practice for June 11, 2106

Daily Practice for June 11, 2106

Word: Somedays, my head goes to an angry place. Yesterday was such a day. It started with a Sentencing Guidelines Commission meeting. That is the state of Washington's think tank that advises the Senate and Congress about things we think would be really helpful. It is done with deliberation and care. Last year, we carefully crafted a proposal that would give a second look to those who were convicted under three strikes laws in Washington. The idea was that during the down-time between sessions, we would shop it around and find legislative sponsorship. Yesterday, our chair went into a whole presentation on why we should add in another group but he didn't tell us outright that he wanted to add another group into the second look--it was a clumsy attempt at a run around. It struck me, as I...