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Saturday, September 30, 2023

This week saw the significant financial impact on two corrupt organizations


      This week the financial health of both the Trump organization and the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore is in danger.  Ironic that two corrupt organizations faced the same situation this week.  While few people will mourn the end of the Trump business, the picture for the Archdiocese is more mixed.

     In evaluating the worth of the Catholic Church in what it does in a positive and negative light some might argue that its death would be a bad thing.  Balancing that view are those who believe that any organization that has protected pedophiles should no longer be allowed to exist.  I wonder how an organization that was created in a very different time and culture is even relevant in our current world. The Catholic Church's history has almost every element that is abhorrent to most people today.  Racism, sexism, killing, and plunder can be attributed to the Church over its history.  Protecting pedophiles is only the latest example of why this institution has lost its way in a modern way.  The Church will never acknowledge that celibate priests have led to sexual dysfunction and continue to turn people away from the Church.

     The Trump business, the Catholic Church, and the Republican Party are showing how the cancer of corruption will destroy you from within.  Good riddance to all three for a better modern world.  

Saturday, September 23, 2023

One normal political party and one criminal political party

   What a difference when you have a dishonest official in your political party.  Almost all Democrats are calling for Sen. Menendez to resign because of corruption and yet Republicans stand behind Rep. Sanchez, Trump, and Justice Thomas (I know justices aren't members of a political party but we know he is a Republican).  When you defend criminals and decry law enforcement agencies you show your true colors.


Menendez's problem was that he wasn't a Supreme Court Justice.  Bribes seem OK for a justice.


P.S. 2

Recent administrations with the MOST criminal indictments: 

Trump (Republican) — 215

Nixon (Republican) — 76

Reagan (Republican) — 26

"Recent administrations with the LEAST criminal indictments: 

Obama (Democrat) — 0

Carter (Democrat) — 1

Clinton (Democrat) — 2

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Small steps


     You don't have to give up meat entirely but if you do it's better. You don't have to exercise every day but if you do it's better. You don't have to lose weight and get down to your optimal weight but if you do it's better. You don't have to fill your life with kindness and fight for social justice but if you do it's better. You don't have to love your neighbor as yourself but if you do it's better. You don't have to make the world a better place because you are in it but if you do it's better.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Saturday, September 2, 2023

The Keys will never be the same--RIP Jimmy Buffet

    Every year driving into Key Largo I started playing Jimmy Buffet songs.  It won't seem the same this year.  Buffet personified the Keys lifestyle.