Trump’s Republican Support is Eroding

Like an old-time circuit rider evangelist Donald Trump is traveling the country, but other than his fanatical base no one’s paying attention to the circus. Even Trump-friendly Fox News doesn’t air his MAGA rallies and speeches to conservative audiences.

Trump’s evangelical base still worships their orange-tinged messiah, they still accept all of his vain babblings as the Gospel and they still promulgate all of his conspiracy theories.

The Dear Leader’s hold over congressional Republicans, especially House Republicans, remains secure. House GOP leaders regularly make a pilgrimage to his palaces in Florida and New Jersey. The two GOP representatives who actively oppose the Big Lie, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, are treated like lepers and apostates by their conservative brethren.

But the short-fingered vulgarian’s sway over Republicans at large seems to be diminishing.  Trump prides himself on the power of his endorsements to influence the electorate, he makes a Hollywood production over issuing endorsements. He acts like the Pope issuing Papal honors to the most devout Catholics. Trump’s anointed candidate in the special House election in Texas lost on Tuesday to another Republican, embarrassing him to no end. On Wednesday, 17 Republican senators voted to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal that he had railed against for weeks. Every other week in the Trump administration was infrastructure week, and if Biden manages to sign an infrastructure bill into law it will devastate him.

Trump is still the undisputed leader of the Republican Party, and his base will remain loyal to their cult leader to the bitter end, but there’s enough erosion in his support overall to ensure that if he runs again in 2024, he will lose in a bigger landside than 2020.

To Preserve Democracy We Must Defeat the GOP and White Evangelicals

The priorities of white evangelicals are ending abortion, opposing vaccines, protecting 2nd amendment rights, limiting the reach and authority of the federal government, restricting immigration, denying climate change, crusading against critical race theory and demonizing the LGBTQ community.

The aforementioned priorities of white evangelicals are the same as the policy preferences and principles of the Republican Party, so it’s not surprising that over 80 percent of Republicans voted to reelect Donald Trump.

The subjects that evangelicals are enthralled with have nothing to do with answering the existential questions that religion is supposed to answer: what is the meaning of life, how can I be a moral person, how can I best serve my community, what does God expect of us …

When the mission statements of a political party and a religious movement are almost identical there is something rotten in Denmark.

A religion is supposed to think in terms of the eternal, whereas politics is concerned with the current news cycle. A spiritual person expects the rewards of fealty to his faith to be peace of mind, love for his fellow man and a sense of unity with the divine. A politician expects the rewards of loyalty to his party to be temporal power and influence.

White evangelicals and Republicans have the same objectives: the subjugation of religious, racial and political minorities, and by any means necessary keeping the white power structure intact.

Striving to form a more perfect union means being cognizant of the existential threats to democracy: authoritarian political parties and intolerant religious groups that seek to impose their religious views on citizens.

White evangelicals and the Trumpian Republican Party are anathema to democracy.

The Media Should Acknowledge That Evangelicals Pose an Existential Threat to Democracy

“Over the weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board penned a scathing indictment of evangelical preachers who told their followers to view former President Donald Trump’s potential victory in the 2020 election through the lens of Biblical prophecy — and thus making them blind to the reality of Trump’s loss.

‘Editorially, we try to avoid opining about religious faith,’ wrote the board. ‘But invoking divine guidance to advance partisan causes smacks of the worst kind of manipulation, opening the door to abuse and financial exploitation. Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders have laudably begun insisting that the false prophets among them cease and desist.’”

The Raw Story

Religion shouldn’t be immune from criticism and mockery by the media, educators, scientists and responsible citizens, especially when faith groups intertwine their dogma with politics.

Evangelicalism and the Republican Party are synonymous, it’s almost an article of faith for white evangelicals to align themselves with the GOP.

I applaud the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for not treating religion like a sacred cow and lambasting evangelical prophets for telling their followers that God anointed Trump as the leader who will lead our nation to righteousness and that he would win reelection.

Eight months after the election many white evangelicals refuse to accept reality and acknowledge that Joe Biden won and Donald Trump lost, they believe that men and women of faith will proclaim that their Orange Messiah is the real president.

Why haven’t other newspapers and other news media platforms condemned evangelical ministers for using religion as a cover to support Trump and his anti-immigrant, homophobic, misogynist and undemocratic policies?

Organized religion is the biggest obstacle to achieving world peace, democracy and defeating racism and climate change, and it’s incumbent upon the media to recognize religion as the enemy.

WWJD? He Would Get the Damn Vaccine

“In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is asked: ‘Master, which is the great commandment in the law?’ He answers: ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.’ But the second admonition, Jesus adds, ‘is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’

Think about that. ‘All the law,’ Jesus says. All his teachings flow from two simple ideals: Loving your Lord and loving your neighbor.”

Niagara Gazette

WWJD? If he were alive today, unlike most evangelicals who claim to follow him, he would set a good example by getting the COVID vaccine.

The core of the teachings of the Gospels, and indeed the entire Bible, can be distilled into two all-encompassing commandments: Love God and love your neighbor.

Evangelicals believe that Jesus was 100% man and 100% God, and thus he was susceptible to viruses and bacteria that bedevil humankind, if vaccines were available during his time, he would have been first in line to get a jab. The Lord would scoff at the “Jesus is my vaccine” mentality of modern-day evangelicals.

If evangelicals respected the teaching of the Gospels, they would demonstrate that they love the Lord and their neighbors by getting the COVID vaccine.

But evangelicals have contempt for the truth of the Bible and enmity for their neighbors, and they exhibit this evil spirit by putting their community at risk of illness and death by refusing to get vaccinated.  

Evangelical ministers are too afraid of alienating their congregations and refuse to preach that being a good Christian and a solid citizen requires their followers to get vaccinated.

Evangelicals are proof positive that sin will never be vanquished, but viruses can be overcome with vaccines.

Do the right thing, and get vaccinated!

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Are Too Damn Old to be President

Septuagenarian, soon to be an octogenarian, Joe Biden mocked 75-year-old Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Virginia.

Biden stopped mid-speech to drink from a glass of water. “Excuse me,” he said before putting the glass to his mouth using one hand in a none too subtle dig at Trump’s penchant for using his two tiny hands to hold a glass of water.

Biden’s schtick drew loud cheers from the crowd at the rally being held in Arlington, Virginia to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign.

But Biden doesn’t deserve any cheers, it’s a notable achievement he didn’t raise the glass of water to his ear instead of his mouth.

Biden, 78, shouldn’t be president, the old geezer oozing white privilege and entitlement, refused to gracefully step aside and let younger qualified Democratic presidential candidates battle for the nomination.

Biden is a quantum leap improvement over Trump, but let’s face it, they’ve both lost more than a step. Biden’s mental acuity may be suspect, but at least he’s not a senile, corrupt, obscene, dictatorial, amoral piece of shit like Trump.

The law should be changed to prevent anyone who would be 65 or older on inauguration date from running for president.

Jeff Bezos Blasts into Space on a Dick-Shaped Rocket

Jeff Bezos blasted into the edge of space on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to fly in his own spacecraft.

The Amazon founder was accompanied by his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands whose daddy paid almost $30 million for the seat and Wally Funk (the only crew member worthy enough to be mentioned by name) an 82-year-old female aviator, astronaut and Goodwill Ambassador.

“Best day ever!” exclaimed Bezos when his capsule touched down after the 10-minute vanity flight. It may have been the best day ever for the gazillionaire and his lucky passengers, but I was put off by all the attention lavished on a filthy rich man playing at being an astronaut.

If a 10-minute flight onboard a spacecraft that briefly (for a couple of minutes) touched the edge of space entitles you to be called an astronaut, then the maintenance guy who cleans the rocket deserves to be called a rocket scientist.

The enduring image of Bezos’ vanity enterprise won’t be his out-of-this-world smile but the 60-foot-tall phallus-shaped rocket. What an appropriate shape for the world’s richest man’s spacecraft, after all he’s just trying to prove how manly he is by flying into space.

Andrea Dick Ordered to Remove ‘Fuck Biden’ Signs or Face $250 Daily Fines

“A trial date has been set for a Roselle Park homeowner who has been cited over profanity-laced anti-President Joe Biden flags outside her residence.

The Willow Avenue property owner was issued a summons earlier this month over three of six flags that her daughter, Andrea Dick, has on display outside the home, including one that says “Fuck Biden” and another that shows former President Donald Trump raising middle fingers.”


Donald Trump supporters tend to take on the demeanor and character of their orange messiah, consequently their arguments in support of him are generously sprinkled with obscenities. Their Trump merchandise and campaign posters often includes profanity, that’s just how they roll.

Trump followers, many of whom are evangelicals, have a tendency to be evangelical in the support of their Dear Leader. Eight months after the election many of these cult leaders still have Trump flags and signs on their front yards.

To put it mildly, Trump sycophants are annoying assholes, but the price of living in a democracy requires us to put up with them.

Joe Biden won. Trump lost. Trump cultists have a constitutional right to believe in conspiracy theories and to put up obscene signs on their property. Andrea Dick has a constitutional right to be a dick.

Dick’s signs are an affront to decency, common sense and civility, but they do serve a practical purpose: They demonstrate the stupidity, ignorance and fucked-up spirit of Trump devotees.

Trump Has Destroyed the GOP and the Evangelical Movement

It’s axiomatic that former president Donald Trump has taken over the Republican Party, even mainstream establishment Republicans pay homage to him.

Only a handful of congressional Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger refuse to bend the knee to the orange messiah, and they are determined to save their party from Trumpism.

Any Republican who doesn’t demonstrate unquestioned loyalty to Trump is treated like an apostate. Witness the sad example of Mike Pence, for four years his mouth was permanently affixed to his boss’s rear end, but his act of betrayal on January 6 – refusing to oppose the Electoral College votes that certified President Joe Biden’s victory – is the unpardonable sin for which there is no forgiveness in every future election.

Trump has not only taken over the GOP, he has taken over the white evangelical movement as well. Trump is the Dear Leader of the Republican Party and the Messiah of white evangelicals.

White evangelicals have adopted the temperament of Trump, and they are consumed with hating their enemies instead of loving their neighbors.

The truth that white evangelicals cherish more than any other is belief in the Big Lie that the election was stolen from their cult leader. When their delusion that Trump will be reinstated soon doesn’t pan out, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that some of the most devout among them might launch a violent crusade to restore their messiah to power.

Trump had done indelible harm to the Republican Party and the Evangelical movement, and I doubt that either organization will survive in the long run as a direct consequence of their infatuation with him.  

Porn Star Brandi Love Banned From Turning Point USA Youth Gathering After Some Complain

“Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the right-wing youth student organization led by Charlie Kirk, found itself in an unusual controversy Friday night after ‘conservative pornstar’ Brandi Love was allowed into a Florida conference and welcomed as an ‘Adult VIP,’ sparking backlash.”


Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization that advocates for conservative values on high school, college, and university campuses. The founder of TPUSA, Charlie Kirk, is a vehement defender and supporter of Donald Trump, which makes him and his organization persona non grata in establishment Republican circles.

TPUSA events often feature controversial right-wing speakers including white nationalists, so I’m not surprised that adult entertainer Brandi Love was allowed into their conference and welcomed as an “Adult VIP.”

A porn star is a perfect guest for a political event that draws white nationalists, QAnon conspiracy theorists and evangelical Christians, because these groups love watching porn on the down low. Residents of red states in the Bible Belt are the biggest consumers of pornography, but these hypocrites hit the roof when they found out that Love was a guest. Shortly thereafter, Love was banned from the gathering.

Love would be well-advised to consider changing her allegiance to the Democratic Party. Democrats are less hypocritical than Republicans, and they will either freely admit to watching and enjoying pornography or they will be against it on the grounds that it objectifies women, reduces them to body parts, and depicts them as playthings for men to violently abuse.

Biz Markie, the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop Dead at 57

Biz Markie, the “Clown Prince of Hip-Hop” best known for his 1989 global smash “Just a Friend, has died, and news of his death has infected millions of his fans throughout the world with the “Just a Friend” earworm.

Biz started his career in show biz as a human beat box, and his 1988 debut album which highlighted his beatboxing skills achieved nominal success peaking at No. 90 on the Billboard 200.

The following year Biz achieved superstardom with his monster album which featured “Just a Friend. The playful, silly song sampled the hell out of Freddie Scott’s 1968 song “You Got What I Need”

The video was just as wacky as the song, it begins with Biz and his homies exchanging “Your Mama” jokes and it depicts him wearing a Mozart wig and banging the hell out of a piano like a Liberace on crack. The video achieved heavy-rotation on MTV at a time when not many videos of black artists of any genre were played.

Everybody and their mama sang along with the deliberately (?) out-of-tune chorus, and we didn’t even need to be blissed out on weed to sing along.

Markie wasn’t just a one-hit-wonder, he was an inspiration and a role model to all of us who weren’t as cool as the rap stars of the era like Big Daddy Kane (a pal and collaborator of Markie). I didn’t have the nerve to rap along with the hits of Big Daddy Kane, but I had no problem getting my nerd on and singing along with Markie.

The angels in heaven are beatboxing like it’s the 1980s welcoming Biz Markie to sing along with the heavenly choir.

The Word That Best Describes Donald Trump is ‘Shitshow’

The latest additions to include a series of race- and virus-related terms, such as ‘Black Code’ and ‘long hauler,’ as well as increasingly common expressions like ‘yeet,’ ‘oof’ and ‘shitshow,’ the online lexicon revealed Wednesday.”


I will die without ever uttering the slang words “yeet” or “oof”, but I will probably die muttering the words “what a shitshow.”

Dictionary.Com defines shitshow as “a person or thing that is a total mess, failure or disaster.”

Urban dictionary defines shitshow as “a description of an event or situation which is characterized by a ridiculously inordinate amount of frenetic activity. Disorganization and chaos to an absurd degree. Often associated with extreme ineptitude/incompetence and or sudden and unexpected failure.”

If you look up shitshow in the dictionary you will most likely see a mugshot of Donald Trump.

During the four years of the Trump shitshow I often used a shit emoji to represent him. When I texted a friend an emoji of a pile of crap and the word “sucks”, they knew I was referring to the orange clown.

There is no substance or gravitas to Trump, he has the viscosity of dung. When an aide or a Cabinet member had the misfortune of having an interaction with the crappy Dear Leader, they felt defiled as if someone had just taken a shit on them.

A poop emoji is insufficient to represent the depravity and corruption of Trump, only the word “shitshow” used as a descriptor of the incontinent septuagenarian does him justice.

When you’re walking on the sidewalk and you step on dog excrement in ruins your entire day, but living in the age of Trump is like being caught in a shitshow downpour. The fecal matter that emanating from the Trump White House was unrelenting, and it ruined the last four years of my life.

America has suffered enough! We’re tired of this excrement! What do you do with poop? You flush it down the toilet. Time to flush Trump straight to hell.

Gillian Anderson Pledges Never to Wear a Bra Again! You Go Girl!

“I don’t wear a bra anymore. I can’t wear a bra. I’m sorry I don’t care if my breasts reach my belly button. I’m not wearing a bra, it’s just too f***ing uncomfortable.”

Gillian Anderson

The X-Files actress uttered this declaration of independence in a video she posted on Instagram.

Anderson got plenty of support online for her decision to stop wearing a bra. In fact, during the pandemic many women worked from home and they opted for more casual attire: pants or sweatpants and a T-shirt sans a bra. After a year or so of freedom from the cumbersome attire, they don’t see a compelling reason to start wearing the torture device again.

Bras aren’t a utilitarian garment; they don’t serve much of a purpose. Only well-endowed women need the support that a brassiere offers. We may live in a society where women enjoy equal rights, but let’s face it women wear uncomfortable underwire and pushup bras to please men.

Anderson is 52 and if she goes braless her boobs won’t approach her nether regions, only when she hits 70 or 80 will she look like her knees are swollen when she skips wearing a bra.

I hope Anderson starts a trend and women ditch the bra, if they’re seeking to please men there’s nothing that turns on a man more than an attractive woman who wears a blouse without a bra.

Donald Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Leaves GOP

Donald Trump’s former senior legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, announced she was leaving the Republican Party during an impassioned monologue on her Real America’s Voice show “Just the Truth” on Monday.

It takes a lot of moxie for Ellis to call her program “Just the Truth” when she amplified Trump’s lies during his administration, and repeated the “Big Lie” that the election was stolen from her boss.

“The truth matters,” began Ellis and I expected her to say that she could no longer in good faith remain in the GOP when it was promulgating the Big Lie that Trump won the election.

Alas, I should have realized that once you drink the Kool-Aid it’s almost impossible to accept reality. Ellis quit the Republican Party because she claims that the Republican National Committee wasn’t championing the issues that make America great. In effect, she quit because she doesn’t think Republicans are demonstrating enough cult-like devotion to the orange messiah.

Never mind that the Republican base is 100% behind Trump, and almost all the congressional Republicans back him, except for a handful of brave souls like Senator Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

A cult can’t allow anyone to exhibit anything less than total allegiance to their leader, and they will ostracize anyone who doesn’t get 100 percent with the program.

In 2016 Ellis called Trump an “idiot”, and she’s now demonstrating that he’s far from the only idiot in the GOP, there are millions of idiots like Ellis who are following Trump to the abyss.

White Evangelicals Are In Decline

“On Thursday, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released startling new polling data showing just how much ground the religious right has lost. PRRI’s 2020 Census of American Religion, based on a survey of nearly half a million people, shows a precipitous decline in the share of the population identifying as white evangelical, from 23% in 2006 to 14.5% last year. In 2020, as in every year since 2013, the largest religious group in the United States was the religiously unaffiliated.”

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Organized religion is the enemy of science, enlightenment, women’s rights, human rights and it’s the biggest obstacle to achieving peace and harmony on a global scale.

Therefore, I am encouraged by the fact that the largest religious group in the United States is the religiously unaffiliated. These so-called “nones” who answer “none of the above” on religious identification surveys aren’t necessarily agnostic or atheist, they simply believe that you can be a spiritual being without belonging to any religious organization.

As Lord Acton famously expressed it, “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Mega evangelical churches where the pastor has almost total control over his/her congregation are almost totally corrupt, and it’s almost impossible for a parishioner to be a loving Christian when all the church leaders are preaching a message of intolerance, racism and hatred.

Another piece of good news is that there are more white mainline Protestants than white evangelicals. Fundamentalists and evangelicals garner all the headlines because they have a penchant for railing against gays, immigrants and climate change, while mainline Protestants attend church on Sundays and behave like good law-abiding citizens the rest of the week.

White evangelicals are the oldest religious group in the United States, with a median age of 56. These Neanderthals are dying out, but they aren’t going quietly into the night, they are exiting the stage screaming and gnashing their teeth.

Don’t despair my friends, white evangelicals aren’t going to inherit the Earth, they and other organized religions are in the rear view mirror.

Evangelicals Are a Greater Threat to Democracy Than the Pandemic

Evangelicals have a tenuous relationship empirical facts, truth, science and reality itself. Anything that conflicts with their narrow interpretation of the Bible is anathema. Their motto is: the Bible says, I believe it, don’t confuse me with facts.

Evangelicals mistrust academia, science and any other institution that threatens their fundamentalist interpretation of scripture. It’s no surprise that most evangelicals don’t believe in climate change or the efficacy of vaccines.

Evangelical anti-vaxxers are militant, some would say evangelical, in their opposition to the COVID vaccines. They try to convert everyone to their Neanderthal views on vaccines in general, and the COVID vaccines in particular.

Now that the highly contagious delta variant has become the most common variant in the United States it’s imperative that the media, educators, medical professionals and social influencers emphasis the reality that the pandemic isn’t over and that the best way to defeat it by getting vaccinated.

Brian Kaylor argues that the delta variant should be dubbed the “evangelical variant” because of their penchant for refusing to be vaccinated.

I would argue that evangelicals are the disease that is infecting Christianity, the social order and democracy itself. Evangelicalism is as much an existential threat as the pandemic.

Fight stupidity, ignorance and the religious tomfoolery and the pandemic and get vaccinated.

In America Cats and Dogs Are Our Gods

“Anthropologists estimate that at least 18,000 different gods, goddesses, and various animals or objects have been worshipped by humans since our species first appeared. Today, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of the global population considers themselves religious or spiritual in some form.”

Psychology Today

America is a religiously diverse country, but we don’t worship anywhere near 18,000 deities. The United States is still predominantly Christian, and there are more than 200 Christian denominations in the U.S. and 45,000 globally, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion.

We are living in a post-Christian society and the percentage of practicing Christians is far less than 65 percent. The vast majority of self-professing Christians are nominal Christians and adopting the label is just a way of distinguishing themselves from Muslims, Hindus, or Jews.

Being a member of a political party, a fan of a sporting team, or a stan of a pop idol means more to Americans than their religion.  

18,000 Gods? Not in America! We’re down to a dozen or so: Allah, Jehovah, Jesus, the Orange Messiah, and the Cat. The Cat has been worshipped as a deity since ancient Egypt, and there are millions of Americans who love their cats more than their religion, political party or significant other.

I haven’t found a church that meets my spiritual needs, but the dogs and cats that I’ve adopted over the years remind me that the divine spark hasn’t been fully extinguished.

Mike Lindell is the Mayor of Crazy Town, a City with Millions of MAGA and QAnon Nuts

“MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has named the date on which he believes former President Donald Trump will take the impossible step of being reinstated as president: August 13.

Speaking to Brannon Howse on the conservative WVW Broadcast Network on Sunday, Lindell said that by that date, Trump’s reinstatement “will be the talk of the world.”

Yahoo News

Mike Lindell has gone from crack addict to CEO to conspiracy theorist, but one thing hasn’t changed, he’s always been a publicity whore.

He self-published a book, What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO. This tells me two things: he loves publicity so much that he paid to publish his own book, and that he must be a lousy writer if no publisher was willing to invest in the autobiography of a famous entrepreneur.

Lindell is such a publicity hound that he appears in all of the MyPillow commercials; it’s impossible to think of his pillows without imaging him sleeping next to you. It’s enough to turn the most well-adjusted person into a crack addict.

Lindell has been the leading cheerleader of the Big Lie that there was massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and that victory was stolen from Donald Trump. Lindell has made hundreds of appearances in rightwing cable TV networks, podcasts, YouTube channels and radio programs to promote himself and his batshit crazy conspiracy theories.

The MyPillow clown considers Trump the legitimate president and he believes that he will be reinstated by August 13, 2021. Lindell is the mayor of Crazy Town, and unfortunately there are millions of residents in Crazy Town who believe in his crazy conspiracy theories, and some of these crazy assholes may resort to violence when their crazy messiah isn’t restored to power next month.

For the Love of God Remove the Words ‘Under God’ From the Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy, and as a student in the 60’s I was required to stand for the recitation of the Pledge.

In 2004, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that students aren’t required to stand for the Pledge, but I wish it would be outright banned in public schools, because it’s against our democratic principles to compel children of diverse religions or no religion to recite a pledge affirming the existence of God.

In 1954, in response to the Communist hysteria of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the problematic words “under God,” creating the 31-word pledge we recite today.

Only two words but they undermine our secular and pluralistic democracy, and make a mockery of the First Amendment. It’s anathema to compel our vulnerable and impressionable children to recite a pledge that in some cases goes against their religious beliefs. There are millions of schoolchildren whose families believe in religions that worship many deities, and there are millions who are taught by their parents that there’s no God. The Pledge honors a monotheistic deity, and seeks to render invisible citizens who belong to polytheistic religions and atheists and agnostics.

We don’t live in a theocracy, and we aren’t a Christian nation, and it’s an outrage that in 2021 we are still reciting this Pledge in our schools, in Congress and public gatherings.

We are not one nation UNDER GOD, and there won’t be liberty and justice for atheists, agnostics and members of polytheistic religions until the objectionable words “under God” are stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance.

Alyssa Milano Clapsback at Troll Who Asked Her: Are You Off Your Meds?

Alyssa Milano clappedback at a social media troll who asked her if she took her medication today.

Milano responded, “First of all, no I did not forget to take my medication I take my medication every day. I have anxiety with complex PTS and panic disorder So, I take my medicine, because I like to just be functional.”

Anybody who has a social media presence has to deal with trolls who have no backbone, brains or life. Milano who has 3.6 million Twitter followers, has to deal with an army of trolls who are just waiting to pounce on almost anything she posts on social media.

Even a blogger like me with a relatively small following on Twitter is constantly criticized, demonized and mocked for expressing his opinions on social media. It’s best to just ignore trolls because if you respond it just feeds their appetite for conflict and chaos.

Although, sometimes it’s wise to respond publicly in order to teach an important lesson, as Milano brilliantly does in this instance in response to her critic.

Almost every day I hear someone say, “Dude are you off your meds? It’s not funny to imply that someone is “off their meds” because they are displaying signs of anxiety or fear. We shouldn’t stigmatize people who take prescription drugs to stabilize their mental condition.

I have a sister and a nephew who are bipolar and have made horrible mistakes when they were off their medication, believe me it’s no joking matter.

If you suffer from PTS, depression or any other mental illness, be like Milano: Take your medication faithfully every day, and don’t be embarrassed to admit that you are on medication.

I’m on medication for high blood pressure and Atrial fibrillation, and I would be putting my life at risk if I didn’t take my medication every day. I am not embarrassed to say I have a heart condition and that I’m on medication. If you have a mental instead of a physical illness, the principle is the same: Take your meds, and don’t be ashamed to admit you’re on medication.

Trump Tells Hannity He’s Made a Decision on 2024 Presidential Run

Donald Trump says he’s made a decision on a 2024 presidential run but declined to confirm whether or not he would actually launch another campaign.

Fox News host Sean Hannity pressed the former president if he had ‘made up his mind’ about a potential run – to which Mr Trump answered ‘yes’”.

Sky News

Donald Trump lives in the here and now, he cares about the current news cycle and today’s polls, and he has no worry about tomorrow, for there are Big Macs to be eaten today, porn stars to be screwed today, grievances to be addressed today and political opponents to be humiliated today.

It’s highly unlikely Trump has made a decision on a 2024 presidential run, and if he has, he will probably change his mind a thousand times before the next presidential election.

If Trump has made up his mind not to run in 2024, he won’t announce his decision until the last moment, because as long as he’s perceived as the as a likely 20024 candidate, donations to his Save America PAC will continue to pour in.

More importantly he’ll remain relevant and, in the news, as long as the public and the media think he’s running in 2024. We all know the only things Trump loves more than publicity are sex and money.

Let’s not forget Trump is a morbidly obese septuagenarian with a heart condition, it will be a miracle if he’s even alive in 2024. I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that Trump will run, let alone win in 2024.