… sure has different ‘family values’ than the GOP I grew up with….
The Tennessee House speaker said Wednesday his GOP supermajority won’t pursue a vote to expel a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct decades ago, citing a state attorney general opinion that acknowledges the move isn’t prohibited, but cautions against it.
Very different ‘values’ indeed.
Via Helen *The Mauler* Ingram
Please regain peace. You must find a way. Be the man standing in front of the tank, peacefully, and not the man throwing firebombs.
The first path will win you worldwide support, the second, worldwide disdain.
Choose peace. Choose life.
At least six people were injured during a shooting at a Southern California high school Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that deputies responded to Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The department said a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the location.
It was not immediately clear if the victims suffered gunshot wounds or other injuries, said Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Christopher Thomas.
More will doubtless be forthcoming.
Visit the Department of Justice’s ‘Project Safe Childhood’ page and scroll through the justice news section. It’s simply appalling that so many in this country are involved in such perversity. And these are just the ones caught and who make the news.
America? A ‘Christian Nation’? Nope. It isn’t even a nation of Christians.
What he said nearly 500 years ago is just as true today:
When we were children, nothing disturbed us; we ourselves did indeed lead a more peaceful life, but the world has always been the same.
To be sure, it is true that in one era wickedness erupts more than in another, but this happens because different situations and greater opportunities exist for it to erupt; the wickedness of the world, however, always remains the same. Julius Caesar shook up the whole world because he had a great opportunity to do so; if Esau or Absalom had had such an opportunity, they would have done the same thing.
Therefore the evil in the world is always the same. See to it, then, that you have a peaceful and tranquil heart and that you do not get angry when you see this evil. You will never change the world, but see to it that you change into another kind of man.*
*Luther’s Works, Vol. 15: Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Last Words of David, 2 Samuel 23:1-7 (pp. 117–118.)
You’ve doubtless seen this meme around. This is my favorite. With thanks to Tim *Morgan* Bertolet for the tip-
No joke. If you travel and use those convenient airport usb charging ports, you may find your phone hijacked.
You may want to think twice before using one of those handy USB charging stations that are so common in airports.
Security experts are increasingly warning that using these public USB ports could put unsuspecting users at risk of ‘juice jacking,’ according to Forbes.
Juice jacking occurs when cyber-criminals secretly modify the USB ports to install malware on your phone or slurp up your data.
Plug your phone into an a/c outlet. Skip the usb ports.
Zwingli’s family tree
Regula, the eldest daughter [of Huldrych Zwingli], born in 1525, who is said to have been the image of her mother, married on August 3, 1541, when in her seventeenth year, Bullinger’s foster-son, Rudolf Gualther, a brilliant man, born in Zurich, November 9, 1519; studied at Basel, Strassburg, Lausanne, and Marburg, and in 1542 became pastor of St. Peter’s in Zurich, and so remained the rest of his life. In 1547 he brought out the first edition of Zwingli’s works, himself translating into Latin all the hitherto untranslated German treatises. He succeeded Bullinger in the office of chief city pastor in 1575. After Regula died of the plague (November 14, 1565), he married Anna, daughter of Thomas Blarer, formerly burgomaster of Constance, Gualther died December 25, 1586. With Zwingli’s son Ulrich the male line of the Reformer died out. — Samuel Macauley Jackson.
Lest we forget.