If you, like me, found out fairly early Monday morning that the government would be censoring the 911 recordings from the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting, your common sense response was probably, "What?!" The censoring taking place, at the order from the Justice Department, at the order from the White House, would be removing all references to ISIS, Islam, and phrasing of any indications that was a jihadist terrorist attack.
The failure of American education has produced a Republican candidate for president who had significant trouble understanding the negative consequences of being endorsed by David Duke. He also has expressed some dismay that mainstream faithful Muslims have not spoken out opposing what he calls radical Islamic terrorism. Perhaps the answer lies in the observation that mainstream faithful Christians in the last century did not speak out opposing radical Christian terrorism carried out by the Ku Klux Klan.
Since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated by pigs. I'm not sure what it is. I am not necessarily a fan of dirty, smelly animals but there's something about a cute, little pig that has always made me happy. I've never actually been up close and personal with a little pig but I've always wanted a pig. I didn't want one of those 300 pound pigs but instead, wanted a smaller one, not the oddly small pigs but just a small pig that would reach maybe 50 pounds max.
COOLEY CAMPAIGNS IN NASHVILLE -- This photo was found in The Graphic's 1966 archives. U.S. Congressman Harold D. Cooley visited his hometown during a 25-stop personal appearance tour campaigning for re-election.