TCL Weekend Update – Remembering The Rebel Jesus

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​The Week in Evaluation. The Poor, the Ugly and the Very good.

— Republicans are gunning for healthcare however once more. They slipped a provision into their tax bill that took the fine for the person mandate down to zero. Then a group of Republican governors and AGs filed suit against it. They knew it would probably bring about a judge to declare the ACA ‘unconstitutional.’ They undoubtedly planned and colluded with 1 one more to come up with this method. That choice created by a Texas judge could very easily land in the Supreme Court exactly where two fresh, illegitimate, appropriate-wing extremist justices (Federalist Society puppets) stand prepared to strike it down. If the case lands on their bench they will not let their puppet-masters down.
In the 2018 midterm elections healthcare was the quantity 1 region of concern amongst voters, even above the economy. If conservatives pull off this coup against the American men and women do not be fooled by their empty promises about ‘protecting preexisting situations.’ They’ll obtain a way to gut that provision. They’ll enable states to ‘set it up themselves,’ and the red states will not. Or they’ll enable insurance coverage corporations to value ‘high-risk’ men and women out of the marketplace. The ACA currently protects men and women with preexisting situations. Republican have sabotaged it from the starting. It is not great but it is a huge step in the appropriate path. Permitting Republicans to get rid of it will be a giant leap backwards. It will almost certainly take decades to get back to this point.

If all the Republican governors had permitted the Medicaid expansion, and if traitor Joe Lieberman hadn’t stripped out the Medicare at age 55 provision, the coverage would have been even much better and significantly less pricey. Once again, Republicans have been sabotaging the ACA from the starting, due to the fact “Obama,” and due to the fact “abortion.”

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— Following the Blue Tsunami created the wishes of the American men and women clear lame-duck Republican state legislatures are carrying out relentless energy grabs against the will of their citizens, crippling the energy in incoming Democrats.

— Widespread Republican election fraud was uncovered in North Carolina following the mid-terms exactly where it is such a mess each parties are arranging one more campaign.

— In Florida voters passed a bill restoring the voting rights of released felons. Republicans are dragging their feet and throwing up roadblocks against the will of the men and women.

— The Republican dismantling of the Obama Recovery continues with the federal deficit and debt skyrocketing at record pace following enormous Republican tax cuts. They claim ‘Entitlement Reform’ is the only way to repair the fiasco they’ve made which is code for unprecedented cuts to Social Safety, Medicare and Medicaid. Meanwhile the stock marketplace continues its downward spiral.

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Funny meme was but we did not style it. No “white Jesus” chiding please.

​— Indictments, plea bargains, prison sentences, and newly found Russian spy networks swirl about the most corrupt administration in US history. Just about every rock a reporter or investigator turns more than reveals one more level of seemingly unending corruption.

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Girl gets about. Tends to make 1 wonder if she’s a “Red Sparrow.”

— Immigration reform is an ugly mess with immigrant kids dying in US custody when Trump threatens to shut down the government more than the wasteful and unnecessary political stunt recognized as ‘the wall.’

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— In spite of campaign promises to the contrary absolutely nothing is getting completed to relieve American college students of staggering and debilitating debt burying graduates so deep they’ll by no means get ahead. The issue is just getting ignored and created worse by the incompetent and unqualified wife of an Amway (ScamWay) Billionaire donor, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Ms. Devos is the sister of Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater private mercenary force.  The stink runs thick in that swamp.

— Our reputation worldwide couldn’t be worse as Trump coddles murdering dictators who chop up reporters. This when he tries to cover up a $50 million bribe he wanted to give Vladimir Putin in the kind of a leading floor penthouse in a proposed Moscow Trump Tower. Meanwhile he chides our European allies like France to the point exactly where they tweet back at him to ‘leave our nation alone.’

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Have you heard adequate however due to the fact we could preserve going?

The 1 optimistic aspect to our otherwise depressing national nightmare is the new congress! Thank God for the Blue Tsunami, the greatest mid-term get for the home in US history! We will ultimately have some oversight and actual congressional investigations!

We can propose the points we want to achieve legislatively as nicely but we all know McConnell will not go along with any of it. He’s currently broken the Senate and the Supreme Court. He’s not about to cease now. Something that would make Democrats appear superior in any way he’ll be against. It is not about the nation for him. It is about individual ambition, energy, greed, and the celebration. He’s a traitor in each and every sense of the word. He’s really possibly the worst politician in our nation’s history as far as the harm he’s completed. History will agree. We’ve had our finger on its pulse each and every day for a decade.

In the lengthy-term, even even though it is sad to have to point out, this old, white, racist generation is dying off. There’s a young, vibrant, progressive generation of leaders bursting at the seams and waiting in the wings. They are not going to place up with any of this crap.

Reform is coming no matter if the old guard likes it or not. Young men and women are just up and walking away from the appropriate-wing, cult religion the Republicans hijacked, distorted and ruined. Not to be concerned even though, they are not walking away from Jesus or his teachings. They’re rejecting the apostasy recognized as The “Christian” Correct. They know it is a scam and a sham and they are not possessing it. The faith will evolve back to what it when was, a spiritual framework with Jesus at the center.

The subsequent two years are going to be exciting to say the least. We’ll be right here each and every day to preserve you informed and plugged in to the biggest gathering of Christian progressives (and their allies) in the planet. The Christian Left admin group has been the hardest operating admin group on Facebook for 10 years.

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​Rebel Jesus – Jackson Browne
Lyrics

All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants’ windows are all vibrant
With the faces of the kids
And the households hurrying to their residences
Although the sky darkens and freezes
Will be gathering about the hearths and tables
Providing thanks for God’s graces
And the birth of the rebel Jesus

Effectively they contact him by ‘the Prince of Peace’
And they contact him by ‘the Savior’
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in each and every bold endeavor
And they fill his churches with their pride and gold
As their faith in him increases
But they’ve turned the nature that I worship in
From a temple to a robber’s den
In the words of the rebel Jesus

Effectively we guard our planet with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And when a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And possibly we give a tiny to the poor
If the generosity should really seize us
But if any 1 of us should really interfere
In the enterprise of why there are poor
They get the exact same as the rebel Jesus

Now pardon me if I have seemed
To take the tone of judgement
For I’ve no want to come involving
This day and your enjoyment
In a life of hardship and of earthly toil
There is a need to have for something that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus

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Christ in the Breadline, by artist Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990)

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