All his fault?
I am distressed that so much in the United States is going horribly wrong.
North Korea and Iran are creating international havoc. Congress and the president cannot get along. The Republicans and Democrats are in a constant catfight, and all progress is stalled. The national deficit is more than $20 trillion. People need a tax break, and it isn’t coming. Russia is meddling in American elections.
All of this distressing news is caused by one man: President Donald Trump.
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Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that Kansas City is flooding, pigs have not yet learned to fly and the sky is falling. Let’s blame these problems on Trump as well.
Honor these vets
On Sept. 15, Americans will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day — a day to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans who were prisoners of war or listed as missing in acion.
Of the millions of American soldiers who have served in past wars — World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq — most came home. Many made the ultimate sacrifice. Many others were taken prisoner and subjected to torture and brutalities but eventually made it home. Still others remain unaccounted for.
This annual day of recognition and remembrance honors former POWs and missing service members, as well as their families and loved ones.
At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we make it a special point to honor veterans throughout the year.
At this time, we encourage our fellow citizens to join us as we remember their sacrifices and encourage our government leaders to continue the effort to account as fully as possible for those still missing.
In the hearts of their families, friends and fellow Americans, their memories live on.
It’s time to put aside all partisan bickering and speech. The Houston region — with the equivalent of the world’s 25th largest economy — is hurting big time.
As Americans, we can and will help all our brothers and sisters in need.
Americans act best when faced with seemingly insurmountable tasks.
Let’s do it. United we stand.
Unto others …
We pray for and sympathize with the people affected by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast. What happened is horrible.
When things calm down, I hope the people of the Lone Star State remember how Texas reacted toward the people hammered by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey shore and into the New York City area in 2012. In 2013, 20 U.S. representatives from Texas, as well as Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, voted against funds for aid to the victims of Sandy.
Texans should remember the Golden Rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12)
As my friend and I left the Lionel Richie concert at Sprint Center on Sunday night, I discovered I had a flat tire. We pulled into the lot of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and started to make semi-panicked phone calls. As we started to get concerned about being in a parking lot alone around midnight, a car passed us and turned around.
Our angels were named Tim Kates and Tina Stanley, and they didn’t hesitate to come to our aid. They refused to take money, but just asked that I do something nice for someone else.
With so much in the news about hatred and acts of violence, I just wanted to let everyone know there are still really great people in the world, especially in Kansas City.
So, thank you again, Tim and Tina. I am looking for the person to whom I can pay it forward.
Do this instead
Calling all protesters: Since you seem not to have jobs and are telling us what is wrong with us, my friend and I have a suggestion to put your time to better use.
The poor people in southern Texas in the path of Hurricane Harvey need help, and there aren’t enough volunteers to help everyone. Why don’t you do some good for a change and help them?
See the signs
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, haven’t you read the yard signs, “Love Trumps Hate”?
I’m trying to do my part. Are you?