Weighing Nuclear Option…

“We were ready to do it” Russian President Vladimir Putin said he considered putting the country‚Äôs vast nuclear arsenal on alert to prevent outside agents from stopping the Kremlin‚Äôs forced annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year. Putin‚Äôs admission was aired during a prerecorded documentary called Homeward Bound, which was broadcast on a state-backed television network Sunday in the run-up to the first … Continue reading Weighing Nuclear Option…

On The Backs Of The Poor….

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with the pledge to balance the nation’s budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare. More pressing for many Republicans, however, is easing automatic budget cuts set to slam the military. SOURCE:GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts – Yahoo … Continue reading On The Backs Of The Poor….

How Did The Bible Get So Filled….

I am bringing over a series of posts for my Sunday entries from my now inactive blog over at RedLetterLiving. This is the third¬†of a six-part series from about a year ago about the importance of the Bible in my spiritual life. After a ten-year study I finally understand what millions of other have discovered¬†before me…. It’s about Jesus, not the Bible… How Did The … Continue reading How Did The Bible Get So Filled….

And Justice For All – Marijuana…

Sen. Rand Paul slammed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for hypocrisy on marijuana in an interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. Responding to recent revelations that Gov. Bush smoked pot during his teen years at Phillips Academy, Paul pointed out the flaws in Bush‚Äôs opposition to medical marijuana in his home state. Sen. Paul, who has hinted about his own wild college … Continue reading And Justice For All – Marijuana…

Child Sex Abuse in the Church, Again….

As the years go by I am convinced that the most abused thing in this world is the name of God. Everyday it seems that there is another person, group, religious sect that take God’s name in vain. The story below is about Jehovah’s Witnesses sect hiding, even from their own congregations, the child abusers among them. ¬†Here are some of the words from the … Continue reading Child Sex Abuse in the Church, Again….

Paul or Plato??

This is going to be one of those very philosophical posts so fasten your seatbelt. It is this idea of a fundamentally sinful humanity that inspires the harsh, punitive sentences of our criminal justice system ‚ÄĒ including capital punishment. It also provokes visions of merciless suffering in hell after death. We deserve severe¬†punishment because we are free agents who knowingly choose to do what we … Continue reading Paul or Plato??

I Read The Bible And Everything Became….

Originally posted on RedLetterLiving:
What About The Bible… ? (Chapter 2) I know that from all the rhetoric about this topic you are expecting the next word in the title to be “Clear” but actually for me it is “Fuzzy”. I don’t know how many times in my life I have heard the phrase “just study the bible for the answer to your problems. When… Continue reading I Read The Bible And Everything Became….

Tough Love… The Consequences Of Your Actions…

In order to assure his victory Netanyahu flatly said there would be no Palestinian State while he was prime minister. Those words just might result in some tough love for US/Israeli relations. Bibi might finally realize that his actions have consequences. The current day Israel was at least partially created by a¬†United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 back in 1947 which mandated a two state … Continue reading Tough Love… The Consequences Of Your Actions…

Containers They Carry Their Brains Around In…

  I must admit that I love Shonda Rhimes and her creative mind! Grey’s Anatomy is probably my all-time favorite show and since I have been around quite a while that is a lot of shows. She¬†shows us the challenges¬†of life that many of us have never faced. ¬†I captured the quote above from a recent CNN broadcast talking about the Oscars. I have not … Continue reading Containers They Carry Their Brains Around In…

The American Creed..

I started thinking about this post after I saw a PBS Special about Gunner Myrdal entitled “American Denial”. Myrdal was a famous Swedish sociologist¬†that in the 1940s was asked by the Carnegie Foundation to study the “negro problem” in the U.S. He had a long and deep admiration of the United States and particularly the American creeds of equal chance, equal opportunity and equal justice. … Continue reading The American Creed..

Parenting 101

I‚Äôve heard it said the best way for Washington to create peace in the Middle East is to stop providing U.N. cover for Israel and eliminate the U.S. money that fuels Israel‚Äôs defiant behavior (more than¬†$20.5 billion given¬†just during the Obama administration). In effect, it‚Äôs Parenting 101: Make Israel responsible for its actions…. Toward the end of his diatribe to the GOP, Bibi offered up … Continue reading Parenting 101

Spin, Spin, Spin…

Remember when George W. Bush sold himself as a “compassionate conservative”? Of course you do. Now, his brother Jeb is using a similar formulation, describing himself as an “inclusive conservative.” The difference may seem trivial at first, but the Bushes are no fools when it comes to winning elections. And this difference tells us something about the changing perception of the parties, as well as … Continue reading Spin, Spin, Spin…

Happy Birthday James Madison..

Today is James Madison’s birthday. I have made it clear here on RJsCorner that he is my favorite political figure in history. He was a short and hard-working ¬†and modest guy. This country would be very different if he had not lived. ¬†Here is a quote of the ten things about him that many probably don’t know. ¬†Click on the source below to see the … Continue reading Happy Birthday James Madison..

It's All A Game….

I have been blogging for about eight months now over at InSearchOfAmerica. It is quite different from this one in that it is dedicated to looking at all the great things about this country that I have discovered throughout my many¬†years. Over there I talk about what is right about America. I continue to be amazed by how great this country is in so many … Continue reading It's All A Game….