Author Archives: mthayes42

About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.

Down for a Couple of Weeks

My weakened kidneys are susceptible to infection and I like to get things over with all at one, so two weeks I decided to have four different serious infections at once. Well, I guess I should admit I didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Another Dimension of Trump

There seem to be a thousand pejoratives that apply to our president. One that I can’t recall hearing, though it seems very important to me, is that Trump is incapable of feeling obligated. He can’t stand being responsible to anyone. … Continue reading

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The NRA and the 2nd Amendment

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (2nd Amendment to the US Constitution) I believe I have a greater respect … Continue reading

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Trump and the Russians

Thanks to our free press, Trump cannot do as much as he apparently would like to accommodate Russian plans in America. Most place around the globe are more vulnerable. Listen carefully to this YouTube video from the Rachel Maddow show. … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to be Taught to Hate and Fear

An insightful song from South Pacific: You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught from year to year It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve … Continue reading

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Kneeling Is Patriotic

All this fuss over a few players kneeling during the singing of the national anthem is pure silliness. With all the crises in the world right now, it is incredibly childish for Trump to be engaging in such trivia. Part … Continue reading

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Trump Is Easy to Read

We’ve noticed it before. When Trump is stymied and in over his head on some complex but important issue, he creates a tempest in a teapot, picking some trivial issue to distract from his utter incompetence in significant matters. Now, … Continue reading

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