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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 18, 2017

         WHATEVER YOUR PASSION – WHETHER IT BE PASSTIONATELY FOR, OR PASSIONATELY AGAINST DONALD TRUMP, ONE THING IS CLEAR: HIS PERSONALITY IS GETTING IN THE WAY OF HIS POLICIES. A MAJOR REASON WHY REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS ARE NOT ADVANCING THE PRESIDENT’S POLICIES IS THEIR FEAR OF WHAT HE WILL DO TO THEIR RE-ELECTION CHANCES NEXT YEAR.

Giving Meters

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 17, 2017

         PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND IS THE LATEST CITY TO INSTALL “GIVING METERS” TO STEM THE GROWING NUMBER OF PANDHANDLERS. PEOPLE CAN DONATE MONEY TO THE METERS AND OFFICIALS WILL THEN GIVE THE FUNDS TO HOMELESS CAUSES, NOT TO THE PANDHANDLERS DIRECTLY.

         PANDHANDLING REMAINS LEGAL IN MOST PLACES, BUT IT IS HOPED THE GIVING METERS WILL REDUCE THEIR NUMBER.

More Thoughts On Racism

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 16, 2017

         SOME MORE THOUGHTS ON WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA LAST SATURDAY.

         THERE ARE NO “PURE BRED” HUMAN BEINGS, NO MASTER RACE. HARVARD PROFESSOR HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. IN HIS PBS SERIES “AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES,” NOTED THAT WE ALL HAVE DNA FROM OTHER RACES AND ETHNIC GROUPS. GATES, WHO HAS BLACK FEATURES, HAD A DNA TEST ON HIMSELF AND FOUND HE IS ROUGHLY HALF IRISH.

Tragedy in Charlottesville

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 15, 2017

         WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA LAST SATURDAY WAS UGLY BY ANY STANDARD. WHITE NATIONALISTS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS BY THE STATE AND SOME OF ITS LOCALITIES, BUT THE DEMONSTRATION QUICKLY TURNED VIOLENT. THREE WERE KILLED, INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS WHOSE HELICOPTER CRASHED AND A WOMAN STRUCK BY A CAR IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE A DELIBERATE ACT. THE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AND FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES.

Cool In August

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 14, 2017

           IT’S MID-AUGUST AND MOST PEOPLE WHO CAN AFFORD IT, OR HAVE THE VACATION TIME, HAVE FLED BIG CITIES FOR COOLER CLIMATES. EXCEPT MANY OF THE COOLER CLIMATES TO WHICH THEY HAVE FLED HAVE ABOUT THE SAME TEMPRATURES AS THE PLACES THEY HAVE LEFT.

Glen Campbell and Barbara Cook Remembered

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 10, 2017

         TWO FRIENDS OF MINE DIED ON TUESDAY. GLEN CAMPBELL WAS AN AMAZING MAN. STILL IS, BECAUSE HE IS IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD HE KNEW. GLEN SPOKE AT OUR MEDIA DINNER IN WASHINGTON A FEW YEARS AGO. HE WAS OPEN AND HONEST ABOUT HIS STRUGGLES WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS BEFORE THE LORD SAVED HIM. HIS WIFE, KIM, IS A RADIANT BELIEVER WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HIS COMING TO CHRIST. MANY OF GLEN’S SONGS HAVE BECOME CLASSICS IN COUNTRY WESTERN AND POP MUSIC.

Gender Fluid Summer Camp

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 9, 2017

         KIDS WHO ARE IN SUMMER CAMP THIS TIME OF YEAR USUALLY SWIM, OR HIKE, OR ENGAGE IN OTHER FAMILIAR ACTIVITIES.

Diana's Death Plus 20

 CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 8, 2017

         CHANNEL 4 IN LONDON RAN AN INTERVIEW OF THE LATE DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES ON SUNDAY NIGHT. HER SPEECH COACH CONDUCTED IT.

         CANDID DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE WHAT SHE SAID, FROM DETAILS ABOUT HER LIMITED INTIMACY WITH HER HUSBAND, CHARLES, TO HIS MISTRESS AND NOW WIFE, CAMILLA, AND ALL SORTS OF OTHER THINGS THAT NO DOUBT PRODUCED HIGH RATINGS IN OUR CELEBRITY-DRENCHED CULTURE.

Do-Nothing Congress

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 7, 2017

         CONGRESS HAS GONE HOME. NORMALLY THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE. IF THEY’RE NOT IN WASHINGTON THEY CAN’T DO DAMAGE. HONESTLY, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO THINK WE HAVE TOO FEW LAWS? IN REALITY, WE HAVE TOO MANY; TOO MANY THAT ARE OUTMODED AND UNNECESSARY AND TOO MANY OTHERS THAT ARE NOT BEING ENFORCED.

         WE’RE ABOUT TO GET ANOTHER DRAMA OVER THE DEBT CEILING, WHICH WILL, AS USUAL BE RAISED, SO CONGRESS CAN CONTINUE WASTING OUR MONEY.

The Immigration Plan

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 4, 2017

         PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BACKING A PLAN AUTHORED BY SENATORS TOM COTTON AND SONNY PERDUE THAT WOULD SHARPLY REDUCE LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND FOCUS ON THOSE WITH SKILLS WHO COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND NOT BE DEPENDENT ON IT. THEY WOULD ALSO HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH.

         IT’S UNLIKELY WEAK AND FEARFUL REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WILL GO FOR THIS, BUT IT’S A GOOD START AND  SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.

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