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About ajmacdonaldjr

writer, author, blogger

Roadside Memorials

“We say that the hour of death is uncertain, but when we say this we think of that hour as situated in an obscure and distant future. It does not occur to us that it can have any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.” ~ Marcel Proust Continue reading

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Christians, Trump, and the Devil

Too many people who call themselves “Christians” have sold their eternal souls for a mess of American pottage. Supporting Donald Trump is only one symptom of their eternally fatal disease… Continue reading

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Dangerous half-truths about Syria

There have been a lot of dangerous half-truths told about Syria. Such half-truths are dangerous because: 1) people do learn at least half of the truth; and 2) the brighter and more curious people will simply do a little Googling … Continue reading

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The evil heart of Donald Trump speaks

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” ~ Jesus Christ (Luke 6.45) … Continue reading

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Clown Hysteria

Sinister ‘Clowns’ Are Scaring People In Multiple States “This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing. “First, residents of Greenville, S.C., reported last month that suspicious clowns were … Continue reading

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Presidential “debates”

“For the message of television as metaphor is not only that all the world is a stage but that the stage is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.” ~ Neil Postman Trump is a professional television producer and actor. The debates … Continue reading

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Repeat violent offenders back on the streets

Wanted man arrested 74 times but charges always reduced to misdemeanors or dropped: Former Woodland Hills Escapee Sought In Shooting: Fugitive Arrested 74 Times Captured In Nashville:   Police Union frustrated by repeat offenders back on the streets … Continue reading

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