Morning Thanks

Garrison Keillor once said we'd all be better off if we all started the day by giving thanks for just one thing. I'll try.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Morning Constitutional

“Trump’s threats to sue any other women who might still come forward were an important part of my motivation,” [Lawrence] Tribe said. “Nobody should be able to use the legal system as a battering ram to deter victims from taking the often difficult and sometimes traumatic step of exposing themselves and their intimate lives to investigation and ridicule.”

“It’s hard enough for the victims of a sexual predator like Trump to come forward without the added chilling effect of having to confront their assailant all by themselves on a distinctly uneven field of legal combat,” Tribe added. (Fusion)

Fewer than half of Americans are very confident that their vote for president will be counted correctly — and most say their ballot will not matter anyway because the political process is so dominated by corporate interests. (NY Times)

Waterford Township trustees in Oakland County, Michigan, passed a resolution on Monday telling the federal government not to resettle any refugees, including those from Syria, within the township’s boundaries, until the program “has been significantly reformed.” (Breitbart)

The idea that Trump, who in some polls trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits, might lose the presidential election because of voter fraud is incredibly far-fetched. Still, he has peddled false theories about how the election will be “stolen” from him because the American voting system is “rigged.” And his calls to his supporters to watch certain polling locations has left election watchdogs increasingly on edge. (Huffington Post)

“I will charter Donald Trump’s plane if he’ll let me, and I will charter it to the country of your choice,” Hannity said in comments posted online by Media Matters.

Then he added:
You want to go to Canada? I’ll pay for you to go to Canada. You want to go to Kenya? I’ll pay for you to go to Kenya. Jakarta, where you went to school back in the day, you can go back there. Anywhere you want to go. I’ll put the finest food ― caviar, champagne, you name it. I have one stipulation: You can’t come back. (Huffington Post)

Let us be clear: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, all of the problems we see around the world today will continue to fester — because she will continue the same policies that got us here. Four years from now, if she is president, the United States will be weaker, China will be stronger, Russia will be more dangerous, terrorists will be more emboldened, the Middle East will be more unstable, and conditions in Europe will be worse than they are now. We already know that our current policies lead to these results. Why would we want to let things worsen for four more years? (Laura Ingraham)

Trump, responding to Biden’s suggestion last week that he’d like to beat up the GOP presidential nominee for his comments toward women, mocked Biden and said he’d welcome a confrontation.

“Did you see? Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn,” Trump said at a rally in Tallahassee, Florida. “Me. I’d love that. I’d love that. Mr. Tough Guy. You know, he’s Mr. Tough Guy.

“You know when he’s Mr. Tough Guy, when he’s standing behind a microphone by himself,” Trump continued, standing behind a microphone by himself. (Huffington Post)

A new analysis published by Pew Research Center Tuesday showed that more than a third of American social media users are "worn out" by how much politics they see in their social media feeds, and more than 80 percent of social media users try to ignore political posts with which they disagree. (Drudge)

Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind. (Psalm 104)

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Larry said...

Your blindsided hatred is really quite beneath you. The continual harping of sexual misconduct dug up from 12-15 years ago while ignoring the same type of conduct by the Clintons shows this hatred. All the while ignoring the leaks that point to the racial corrupt and self-serving agenda. Both Obama and Clinton are self-serving Liars who make a mockery of truth and law and order. I am truly ashamed of you.

Anonymous said...

OK, the dishes story was nice the other day--but this is it. You've made me agree with what my mother said about you many, many years ago---Jim S. is a damned liberal. And I never agree with my mother! Best wishes.

J. C. Schaap said...

I don't understand these two cannonades. I'm quoting from real conservative voices here--AND real liberal voices. The quotations end with an assessment by Pew (pollsters, not politicians) that we're all getting really sick of social media flames just like these comments. All the quotes I've pasted in--some conservative, some not--are interspersed with photos I took a day or so ago in the morning, when I'd had enough of the whole election madness. The beauty of God's world was intended to stand as testimony against the ugliness all around. Thus, I ended with an early passage from Psalm 104, a psalm that gorgeously celebrates the beauty of nature. What I meant to say is that I, like millions of others, had enough of the flames and anger and madness. Clearly, that's not the way this post was read by two readers who haven't.

Larry said...

Mr. Schaap: I question the last 2 words "who haven't" Would you care to explain

J. C. Schaap said...

Sure, Who haven't "had enough of the flames and anger and madness."

Anonymous said...

Alright you guys, stop!

I have known JCS since we were about 5 or 6 years old. We started out walking the road of life together, but ultimately ended up on different roads. When we approached the fork in the road, neither of us picked up the fork as Yogi Berra suggested, however, JCS went left and I went right.

As I read the first two comments I could have written them myself. I didn't. JCS tried to straddle the fence with this post and I will give him credit for that.

Let's allow the love of Christ to transcend our differences and trust that "thy will will be done on earth as it is in heaven". I still love the guy.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that as Christians we have a different value system. We all value honesty, we all value integrity, life, helping the poor, being kind to our neighbors etc.. But we have different points as to what we value highest. So when we look at two terrible candidates, and we see oh so much we can't agree with, our personal high point values allow each of us to choose the candidate that reflects our personal values; and yet we all still claim Jesus as Lord. Give each other grace to disagree, or those who desire to divide us will succeed. Let our unity be in loving God first and our neighbor second. For dems, building a fence is not loving a neighbor, and for republicans choosing pro-life is loving your to choose, you can't choose both.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's so much building a fence and keeping our neighbor out, what people want if all undocumented people to come here legally, including those who over stay their visa's. Then we can deport the criminals who are convicted of felonies, those who are gang members who commit crimes, drug dealers who lure our young, and drivers who don't bother with a driver's license and insurance.

Come in legally and learn the language and don't expect ballots and drivers license tests to be in many languages other than English.

Common sense tells us it's a baby not just a fetus in the womb, why not prevent unwanted pregnancy with all the inexpensive ways there are available out there. Instead of the Gov't giving to Planned Parenthood, give away free vacestamies.