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Kent Runge

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I'm a fifty-one year old father of a delightful two-year-old...who keeps me very young, I'm not theologically competent, but I do like hanging out in neighborhood taverns.

Yep Josh, I’m with you (and MLK so near to his birthday), a Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) is the way to go. If you can’t manage it the solution is legal incompetence and a representative payee, a system that works quite well for many suffering from disability and mental illness. Oh, and it needs to […]

Jeeze Josh, I was probably the most vocal and persistent critic of “Ramsey’s comments”, but I was no where near “outraged”. And really…dropping public education into that cocktail of programs? And…most poor would spend cash given them on housing, food, medical costs and education for their children…some wouldn’t. And the same could be said of […]

A therapist (can’t remember who) retroactively diagnosed Abraham Lincoln and declared him Bipolar (his wife had Borderline Personality Disorder); this is even more entertaining. I find it interesting that some believe that modern societal labels retain their validity throughout time.

Bill, I like “tough love”. That’s where it’s more loving to “set boundaries” right? But, back to generosity…that guy’s (the flaky grocery bagger) job performance is between he and his employer (who is thankfully a human, not a corporation) and as long as his employer is happy to pay him and put up with his […]

Josh and Jeremiah, that’s a great list (all 6). I mean it, I actually think it’s better than Ramsey’s. It’s much more pragmatic, simpler and might I say has clear causal links. Ramsey thinks that Reality TV, Happy Birthday Calls and Non-Fiction Reading make a diff…and to be fair to Ramsey he bills these as […]

Is confabulation similar to conflatulation? Is that Strodtbeck’s butt?

Josh…the stuff you drag out of your butt… Would somebody sitting near Jake take him aside, buy him a beer (or maybe something stronger) and explain the meaning of the word: “metaphor” He seems to understand the meaning of the word “guilt”, so it shouldn’t be much of a stretch. Okay, now after you drink […]

In the first centuries of Christianity the poor were fed, clothed, and sheltered at a personal sacrifice and the Pagans said about the Christians: “See how they love each other.” Today the poor are fed, clothed, and sheltered by the politicians at the expense of the taxpayers. And because the poor are no longer fed, […]

Bill: 1.) agree with me, 2.) blaming the poor people for being poor, 3.) give money directly to the poor thereby denying the government it’s pound of flesh, 4.) in my case it translates into educational effort, I teach language, 5.) whatever you can, 6.) give of themselves and 7.) yes, 8.) by giving the […]

Dedicated to Jack (is he still alive?) Christianity has nothing to do, with either modern Capitalism or modern Communism, for Christianity has a Capitalism of its own, and a Communism of its own. Modern Capitalism, is based on property without responsibility, while Christian Capitalism is based on property with responsibility. Modern Communism, is based on […]