“Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – New Orleans (1932)”


Pleasant dreams tonight.

PLEASE HELP retire Mitch McConnell from the US Senate


Missing Easter Sunday

Thinking Out Loud

Apparently James MacDonald isn’t the only one who has issues with preaching about Easter on Easter Sunday morning. I found this in my files from April, 2009:

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. ~Galatians 2:20


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I enjoy reading the worship sets that people file at Fred McKinnon’s blog as part of something called The Sunday Setlists. So I looked forward to the recap of what was being presented on Fred’s blog for Easter Sunday in some of the top churches in the U.S., Canada and beyond. I know some worship leaders find the Christmas Carols frustrating — we won’t get into that debate…

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GOP debates

Bell Book Candle

The GOP have voted to boycott NBC and MSNBC in 2016 for the GOP debates. They want talk radio hosts to moderate the debates that they will permit. Aside from FOX, let the networks boycott the GOP debates forcing the Republicans to debate on radio instead of on TV.

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Egypt Considers Disbanding Muslim Brotherhood

“Koch Brothers Thriving On Confusion”: If Obamacare Is So Horrible, Shouldn’t It Be Easy To Attack Without Making Stuff Up?


Earlier this week, Reince Priebus, commenting on the Affordable Care Act, said, “People know what Obamacare is. It’s European, socialist-style type health care.” The quote struck me as fairly hilarious because the second sentence helps debunk the first — anyone who thinks the federal U.S. system is in anyway similar to European, socialist-style type health care clearly has no idea what “Obamacare” is.

The truth is, most Americans remain confused about the basics, and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity apparently hope to make matters much worse on purpose. Watch on YouTube

Last month, AFP invested $1 million in support of a remarkably dishonest ad campaign, hoping to mislead Americans about the health care system, and this week, the right-wing group is at it again, making a six-figure ad buy in support of a radio ad.

The problem, of course, is that the message of the ad is pure…

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“Texas Councilwoman calls gays ‘disgusting'”

AlJazeera America

Councilmember Elisa Chan. (City of San Antonio)
Councilmember Elisa Chan. (City of San Antonio)

A San Antonio Councilwoman has recently come under fire for a myriad of anti-gay comments made in a secretly recorded meeting.

On May 21, Councilwoman Elisa Chan met with her staff to discuss a proposal to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. Unbeknownst to those in attendance, James Stevens, a former aide to the councilwoman, was recording the discussion on his iPhone.

In an interview with Express, Stevens revealed, “My decision to record in the first place was that, during the staff meetings, we weren’t really discussing the ordinance itself. We were really just talking about ways to appeal to the (voting) base and to get them fired up as opposed to analyzing the ordinance.”

Stevens explained, “We spent 80 percent of that meeting talking about how disgusting homosexuality is.”

  1. Many on Twitter shared what they found to be the most shocking comments made by the Councilwoman. You can find the entire recording here.

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WWE star Darren Young: ‘I’m gay’


By Nick Valencia, CNN

WWE wrestler Darren Young's coming out makes him the first openly gay professional wrestler
WWE wrestler Darren Young’s coming out makes him the first openly gay professional wrestler

(CNN) — WWE superstar wrestler Darren Young publicly came out as gay during an unplanned interview with the news entertainment website TMZ late Wednesday.


He is the first openly gay wrestler in the organization — which is the premier professional wrestling company — according to a tweet by WWE Executive Vice President Stephanie McMahon.


Young made the statement while at an airport baggage carrousel in Los Angeles after being asked if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.”


“Absolutely. Look at me. Ya know. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy,” Young said in response to the question.

The revelation, which is not thought to be part of the wrestler’s onscreen character, apparently caught the cameraman off guard. He stumbled over his response.


“Man, that’s in … that’s … sorry. I’m kinda’ of flabbergasted man. I think … I didn’t know and obviously I think that’s just … I commend your bravery,” the cameraman said.


“I don’t think it matters. Does it matter? Does it matter to you?…Does it change what you think about me?” Young rhetorically asked after making the statement.

“Not an iota,” TMZ’s cameraman said. “In fact I commend you even more that you would share something so beautiful and personal with me.”


“We’re all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work,” Young said. “Business is business.”


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Be still, and acknowledge God.

Let's Talk Gospel

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God“.  But the Bible tells us otherwise: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

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Today in History, August 17th


Weekend. Have fun!