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The Vagina {} MAN-ologues: Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore

Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore to take the senate seat that was vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There's a lot that can be said about that, not the least of which is that Donald Trump "used his left hand to smite his right" or "used his hand to smite his nose" -- whichever adage works for you. Trump chose then-Senator Jeff Sessions (R) -- whom he is now at odds with -- to lead the Department of Justice and a Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat for Alabama for the first time since 1992. This has shrunk the GOP's razor-thin majority (essentially to 51-49, given John McCain's health and absences), increased the likelihood that Democrats will regain a majority in the Senate during the 2018 mid-term elections and made it considerably harder for Republicans to move bills that are currently under consideration through both houses and onto Trump's desk. With the damaged reputation of the GOP -- led by the sexual-harasser-in-chief -- as a back…

American Stupidity and Adult Day Care Centers

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) correctly referred to the White House as an adult day care center as he discussed 45's volatility and the likelihood that he'll tweet us into World War III. He failed to acknowledge that WW III, unlike what World War I was thought to be, would actually be "the war to end all wars" -- possibly by ending all life. Neither did he say that, provided a few elites are chosen to live underground until it's all over, they'd eventually resurface to a world in which global warming has been reversed by the recent nuclear winter. I'm convinced that Sen. Corker is a RINO (Republican In Name Only) because he didn't even point out that war creates jobs by increasing the need for weapons production, causing reservists to be called into active duty and allowing unemployed civilians to obtain the jobs of the reservists. Even so, I agree with his assertion. He's one of the last intelligent Americans.

I was dumbfounded by how many Americans…

Female Preachers: Right or Wrong???

My church of 12 years (in DC) just installed its first female rector in it's 175-year history. Rev. Glenna Huber is also Church of the Epiphany's first Afro-American "rector" -- as we call the head pastor in the Episcopal(ian) Church. Rev. Randolph Charles retired in May 2015 after 21 years on the job. The Episcopalian Church -- which, by definition, revolves around the bishops -- goes through what is intended to be an 18-month long process for choosing a new rector. In our case, it took over two years. Epiphany -- named for the three wise guys who went to see baby Jesus -- has a stated mission of serving the downtown poor of our nation's capital; and, that has been the reason that some "Christians" [sic], over the years, have decided not to become members after visiting. It may also factor into why it took so long to find a new rector. I'm baffled by how those who worship a homeless carpenter hate the homeless. (Maybe it's because not all homel…

Male-Female Equality, Sexual Harassment and Misandry (Hatred of Men)

Harvey Weinstein. Donald Trump. Bill Cosby. Kevin Spacey. Roy Moore. John Conyers. Al Franken. Trent Frank. Matt Lauer. The list goes on. Powerful men are being accused of sexual harassment or impropriety. Some accusations are definitely true. Others are questionable. Some incidents are alleged to have taken place within the last three years. Others purportedly occurred 20 to 50 years ago. I didn't jump on the Michael Brown bandwagon right away; because, I wasn't certain that he had clean hands or that shooting him wasn't Officer Darren Wilson's only option, given Mr. Brown's size and actions. Neither did I jump to conclusions when Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein were accused of sexual improprieties. Eventually the number of shootings of unarmed Black men by White officers grew and I learned of a few accounts wherein the officer was clearly in the wrong. I finally could fathom supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement's pretext for its protests. In like manner,…

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Quarterly Meeting About Poverty and Homelessness -- December 12th, 2017. BE THERE!!!

It's that time again!!! Dozens of high-level DC Government personnel who work on poverty-related issues and many of their poverty contractors (listed HERE and at the bottom of this post) will hold their quarterly meeting on December 12th, 2017 at the Department of Employment Services (DOES) -- with the meeting rotating through different locations. As THIS EVENT FLIER indicates, there is always a pre-meeting -- a public round table discussion from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, though it never gets mentioned on the agency's meeting calendar. The pre-meeting is a time during which those experiencing poverty and homelessness can speak to a few government personnel and contractors in an hour-long guided discussion. Those experiencing poverty can speak to a much larger number of officials during the 2 PM public comment period -- an open-mic session where a person has two minutes to bring up any concern relating to poverty. With 145,000 Washingtonians enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assis…