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  1. Bob Sweat says:

    FIRST!

  2. Bob Sweat says:

    Spot on!

  3. Kevin H says:

    Bob,

    That FIRST truly is spot on!

  4. Wendi says:

    As a 20+ public school teacher, I say YES and AMEN to #6! And yet no one believes me when I say it! Not to mention, the darkness and inappropriate exposure to things by PARENTS, not teachers!

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    As a retired teacher in both public and private schools, with 25 years full-time preceded by several years of subbing, I thank you for recognizing that there are many more good people in education that some would lead us to believe.

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    Wendi, so much truth in your last sentence.

  7. bob1 says:

    These are excellent.

    My two cents worth —

    #2 Jackie Robinson comes to mind. The racism he endured is almost beyond belief. Fortunately for him, our country and baseball, Branch Rickey, a Methodist and commissioner of baseball, supported Jackie’s right to play in the majors, 100 percent.

    #10 Philip Yancey said in a recent podcast, “My church lied to me.” In his case, it was about race. It caused him to go away from church for a good while. Fortunately for the rest of us, his honesty has been a major force for good in the church and beyond.

  8. Kevin H says:

    Wendi & CK,

    Thank you for your many years of faithfully teaching our children, during which I’m quite sure you never pushed to have a drag queen come into your classroom and do a reading. 😉

  9. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, bob1.

  10. Janet linn says:

    As a grandparent of four, and as a retired public school teacher with 32 years experience, I am much, MUCH more worried about the amount of guns cut circulating in the US and the resulting epidemic of schools shootings we have in our country. I agree that any talk of gay marriage, etc. Should have no place in public schools, but it’s the school shooting s that keep me up at night. After many, many, ‘intruder alert’ drills at my school I can’t deny how we as a country put our children and teachers at terrible risk. My best friend worked at a San Diego school where two third grade little girls were shot on the playground during recess. Luckily, they did survive, but an entire playground full of children were traumatized.

  11. Josh says:

    Good thoughts Kevin.

    I said the exact same thing as #2 and it was labeled as CRT. That buzzword seems to have faded, so you may be OK.

  12. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Josh.

    Woke is now the catch-all term used for denigration purposes. I’ve gotten that one a good bit.

  13. Reuben says:

    We should sit and talk some day. Like IRL, not a blog.

  14. Kevin H says:

    Reuben, I would welcome that.

  15. The New Victor says:

    Re: #6 My 6th and 8th graders in public school… a minority district (we have a few token white kids) that tends conservative mostly due to their home countries and the RCC, were not taught “man” and “woman” yet “person with a penis” and the opposite. The kids think it’s weird. Their friends think it’s weird. This is K-12 policy in Cali, apparently.

  16. Captain Kevin says:

    Good to hear this from a CC pastor.

    https://youtu.be/6_OyquL5nDU?si=_aJm3DRRPG3NqEjD

  17. Kevin H says:

    Yes, CK. It’s good to hear a CC pastor who is not only against Christian nationalism, but willing to speak about it.

  18. Bob Sweat says:

    Bill used to pastor CC Napa. He used to post on PP years ago. I’ve had the opportunity to visit with him several times over the years. Bill’s the real deal!

  19. Muff Potter says:

    I’m glad for Nr. 1 up-top.
    Kids and faculty who pray and read the Bible in the public schools is no more the establishment of a state religion than would be a Starbucks in the Capitol Rotunda the establishment of a state coffee.

  20. Captain Kevin says:

    Bob, I agree. Bill is a great guy.

  21. Reuben says:

    Bill Walden is a super nice guy. I had him and his wife over for Thanksgiving once.

  22. DavidH says:

    #6 I have rarely seen my teaching colleagues foist any “woke” agenda on our kids. I do have a colleague who regularly regales his students with conspiracy theories. He tells students about “The Globalist Agenda”, 9/11 was a CIA false flag operation, Putin is trying to save the World, all while he’s supposed to be teaching a 12th grade Economics class.

  23. R'as al Ghul says:

    Bob1,

    Minor bit of trivia. My late father’s cousin was signed as a pitcher by Branch Rickey for the Brooklyn Dodger organization in 1947.

    He was also in the 501st PIR of the 101st Airborne Division and served in Normandy, Holland, Bastogne, and jumped with the 17th Airborne in Operation Varsity.

  24. DH says:

    #3 isn’t about location but origins and certainly involves the nations. Psalms 2 comes to mind.

  25. Alan says:

    I don’t think anyone is confused about the message here.

  26. bob1 says:

    R’as al Ghul,

    That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing. You must be quite proud of him.

    Branch Rickey, to me, is a hero.

  27. Josh says:

    R’as – I don’t know your father’s uncle, but I do know your daughter and your grandson. Interesting family you have there.

  28. R'as al Ghul says:

    Josh,

    Well the Dark Knight does need a truly challenging foe.

  29. R'as al Ghul says:

    bob1 @ your April 25, 2024 post:

    I am. He passed away in 2007 (my old man was a pilot in the PTO in WWII and passed away in 2000). I saw my dad’s cousin a few times after my dad died as part trips to see other relatives. Like most that generation, they never really talked about their service, what they saw and experienced. I only found out about his experience in war and baseball after he died.

  30. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    Ra’s, Ra’s al Ghul he gets a fun story run on Alan Burnett and Paul Dini’s recent run on Batman: The Adventures Continue. I’ve never been huge fan of the character but the right writers make him work well. It’s a bit of a spoiler but Ra’s al Ghul taking over the Court of the Owls and finding their methods primitive but acceptable is in character for the characters across the board. 🙂

    DC and company are finally putting out omnibus collections of the BTAS related comics runs. It’s about time! Only 32 years after the classic Batman cartoon aired and a good comics run from the 20th century.

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