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Season of Peace?

Next week we celebrate Christmas, the season of peace.  Unfortunately, rather than peace, we’ve seen some pretty horrific examples of violence occur around the globe.

Down under, in Sydney, Australia, the world nervously watched as a Muslim terrorist, who had previously been involved in murdering and setting on fire his wife, had sexually assaulted a whole series of women, and had sent threatening letters to families of fallen Australian soldiers, held 17 innocent hostages for 16 hours in a coffee shop.  Among the demands he made were than an ISIS flag be sent in so he could proudly display it over the terror he had wrought on these innocent people.  The standoff ended with his death, and the deaths of a mother of three young children, and the coffee shop manager.

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La Salle – State Champs!

Well, they did it!  For the first time in the school’s 54 year history, the La Salle Lancers won the state high school football championship.


They did it by defeating the Nordonia Knights 55 to 20.  The 55 points scored by La Salle was the highest number of points ever scored in an Ohio Division II final game – the previous high being 50.

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A lot of Americans supported Small Business Saturday recently (November 29th).  It was the day after Black Friday, which was the day after Thanksgiving (hope you got plenty of turkey, football, and family time.)


Black Friday focuses most of its attention on shopping at malls and so-called big-box stores (Best Buy, etc.)  And of course there’s Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), with the purpose of encouraging people to shop online.

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The Poisoned Well

Well, he did it.  Even after he said he didn’t have the power to do it.  Even after he said it would violate the Constitution to do it.  He walked up to the well of goodwill.  The well of possibilities.  Possibilities that maybe, just maybe, this President who is just entering the final two years of his term in office, and the new Congress, which will be sworn in about six weeks from now, could find a way to put politics aside for once and try to work together in the best interests of the people of the United States of America.  And he dumped into that well of possibilities, a bucket of foul-smelling, in-your-face, my-way-or-the-highway, scornful amnesty.  What a waste.

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