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Issues from Race and Religion to Burkinis, Empiricism, and Trump Prompt Letters and More

(Last updated on 11 September 2019) Introduction and Contents It’s time for another letter drop and general update. As has been the case in past “X prompts letters” posts, references to the “U-T” are to my local paper, the San … Continue reading

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Compulsiveness Prompts Letters, Emails, and (So Much) More

(Last updated on 29 May 2019) Welcome to this latest edition in my “…Prompts Letter(s)” series. The materials following should bring you and this site up to date. Not addressed in detail in my various items below, though touched upon … Continue reading

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

I’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function … Continue reading

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Racialized Open-Border Rhetoric Prompts Letters

My trending-left local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT), sometimes known in the past as the U-T San Diego, recently made a point of selecting syndicated editorials that insist on interpreting all support for physical barriers at the border, and … Continue reading

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I just posted a comment on Craig Huey’s site concerning a handy resource.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as Amazon and GoodReads. If this post has … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to Vimeo, with Protest and Reflection Suggestions

“Leaving Vimeo” image © 2017 by Pious Eye (David M. Hodges). Created using, and modifying, three Wikimedia Commons images: two public domain image (one by Vimeo, one released to the public domain by user ZyMOS) and one Creative-Commons-2.0-licensed image by … Continue reading

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Constitution or Libertarian Party: Which for the Pious?

(Last updated on 31 May 2018) I should note upfront that I am not an official representative of the Constitution Party. Nor have I run my ideas by any official representatives of that party. My reasons for preferring this party … Continue reading

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Decorated Chaplain Wes Modder threatened by Navy – Take Action. If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as Amazon and GoodReads. If this post has odd gaps … Continue reading

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Show Future Police State You Must Be Eliminated: Sign Today!

I continue to sign online petitions. While not so deluded as to believe signing these will have any influence on policy (all my representatives have strong ideological commitments, either in agreement with or opposed to my own, so that no … Continue reading

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Homosexual “Marriage” Debate Revisited

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) U-T San Diego letter writers have continued trying, within the U-T word allowance for letters (125 words per the letter editor’s email to me a while back, though the paper’s posted guidelines only warn … Continue reading

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Concerning Scorgie: Billy Graham Exploited or Christian Right Maligned?

(Last updated on 19 June 2014) Image: 2009 Christian participant in anti-Obama “March on Washington” calls for “Less Government More Jesus,” quoting 2 Chronicles 7:14. Courtesy Will Kuhns (Creative Commons license).One of my former seminary professors, Glen Scorgie, recently posted … Continue reading

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Petition: “No Budget, No Pay Act,” Merit-Based Pay For Congress

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) I just signed this petition on the Patriot Voices site. Amusingly, the site’s too-aggressive (or poorly configured) anti-profanity filter altered the word “pass” in my tweet to “p***.” In any case, this is another … Continue reading

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