Simcoe numbers betray our confidence. Which part of “stay home” don’t people get? Another business owner complaining is not a spokesperson for any community. It will not surprise me to discover that the Ontario government encouraged the idea that people outside the GTA were not to be lumped together with people in the GTA.
The news over the last two days has been reflecting the fact that Simcoe Muskoka’s top doctor ‘seriously considering’ another lockdown. I think he’s been paying attention to the science, not the government’s pep talk and gee whiz great job updates.
A businessman’s public plea and claim not to know what is happening does not merely sound like I want to make money and put people at risk; it lacks the community orientation that we say identifies Ontarians and Canadians
43 individuals, all members of the Republican party, sworn to be impartial jurors, looked away as the evidence of their leader’s crimes and high misdemeanors came up for their scrutiny. For wanting to be known as the party that hears the cries of the unborn and seeing the future of jurisprudence as dependent on narrow minded judges the GOP just stripped itself of any credibility as representative of the people and judges of what is right or even factual. If the judgment they arrived at in the 2nd impeachment of the 45th president is shared by the people they represent the perverts can no longer hide.
You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
If anyone wanted conclusive evidence that both church and state in the United States have become disgraceful recall Mitch McConnell’s back to back vote of “not guilty” and serpentine blurb about 45’s indisputable crimes.
So what follows the cowardice of the 14%?
God is not listening to these brutes and neither should we. They cried fire and wolf when neither were a threat so we cannot expect them to be reliable watchmen when the accused arsonist and ravening wolf victimizes his own and is himself one of them.
If someone invites you to join a group of any kind you do well to ask about its ties to the Republican party and look for any affirmation of spiritual faith. The saying “All things are possible” cannot apply in situations where the factual does not receive top ranking. It is quite obvious that religious experience has gone sideways and ditch-wards.
“So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.
Canada’s Vice-regal Head resigns facing a report that she tolerated a toxuc workplace. His Honour David Only weighed in, addressing the resignation and the hoops he, a political science grad, jumped when he was appointed. Madame Payette’s celebrity, based on her expertise as an astronaut and her “engaging” personality turned out to be a toxic mix, falling short of Canadian excellence.
Privileged persons and humanity
Canadian law applies to all Canadians and yet we see both provinces and individuals constantly trying to find exemptions from law for themselves. Our first prime minister stumbled on this very point. This is a lesson resisted by many in elevated positions, many of whom see themselves as untouchable and almighty, forgetting they are still human.
Let’s hope and pray her experience provides her an important lesson in humanity and humility.
In his Christmas message Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicts that when the pandemic is over Canadians will be stronger and more unified.
There is more than wishful political thinking in the statement. If Canadians do not unite to insulate themselves from the covid-19 virus many will not know what the end looks like. Canadians will also lose their strength if they do not isolate themselves from the madness of American style politics and religion. The official opposition in Canada is traditionally on a shaky and decaying bridge and its contribution to the strength and unity of the nation had better not be hard to find.
People are strong when they work together. People prove their togetherness when they listen to and care for one another.
There are people hoping that the misfiring 45 will find a way to undo his defeat. Pastors praying, decreeing and declaring the dawn of the evangelical utopia are a sign of the delusion that has gripped the globe. Even if all the judges were extremist conservative bigots there would be no Christian nation and no righteous revolution.
Tumulty and Brooks on PBS Buffalo, peering into the remaining weeks until the Biden-Harris administration, forecast chaos and narcissism. I wholeheartedly agree. A thick cloud of wrongdoing has been on display since 2016 and it has been clear all along that the GOP and its leadership are worse than farm animals in not recognizing their owners.
45 has no peacemaking bones in his body and his love is clearly totally directed to himself. The chaos may reach beyond the borders of the United States and so let us, everyone, sound the alarm wherever you are!
The phony revolution concocted by Newt Gingrich and Jerry Falwell led to the election of a corrupt and incompetent businessman to the highest office in the United States. Allied with shady religious denominations and super churches the goals of the founding fathers got tamped down under the rise and glorification of greed, nazism and racism. The whole world sees now that the popular labels – conservatism and liberalism – amount to a little hill of lies. The book is wide open, its pages covered with the dust of the lowest endeavours of humanity.
We have seen in the trumpettes little of the nobility that the world needs. They need their own truth, country, and special God. These valuables have been mere idols that have resulted in the sickness that excites simple and itchy ear people.
Twenty days after the election, after the 45th president suffered over two dozen losses in court, the president-elect can finally get to the business of governing and 45 can go back to his tax-cheating hobbies. The Christians who support the GOP can say amen and let the leaders lead. They need a new playbook.