The Hurricane Harvey is big news. My folks are in San Antonio and are doing fine in spite of the excessive rain and flooding. My mother said there were lots of refugees coming into town.
Berkeley. Yeah. Still a nightmare after all these years. (And this does not cover the sixties.)
Daniel Greefield. Still my favorite, prolific writer. THE CHURCH OF THE LEFT is an excellent piece.
My Church. I love it and I love how we are taught to serve and prepare for disasters. And I really love how we help everyone with 100% of donations going to actual aid, not to overhead.
Spent the evening with some youth at my Church. They asked questions, we, the panel, answered them. It was a great exchange.
Lots going on today. Things tumbling around in my head.
Final thought: I still think life is grand. God Bless America. #Gratitude
Well. I have good news and bad news so here we go…
THE BAD NEWS
When I heard the rumor of Jim DeMint being ousted from Heritage Foundation last week, I took everything with a grain of salt while keeping a close eye on the Twitter feeds of DeMint, Heritage, Heritage Action, and Mike Needham. There was nothing but silence. so I knew something was wrong. Then more information kept rolling out so I tried to analyze what was being written to not make an emotional judgment.
By Sunday I knew I would be pulling my membership donation to Heritage even if half of the debacle was true. Still, I held off until Monday in a good faith gesture to Heritage but when more information kept coming out with silence from Heritage, well, it was all over for me. My heart felt heavy for I have been a Heritage Foundation member since 2002 and a follower of Heritage since long before that therefore, my phone call to Heritage, first thing this morning, was exceptionally bittersweet.
I love Jim DeMint and I love Mike Needham. I love being a Heritage Action Sentinel. For how long is yet to be determined, especially after the rather ugly announcement by Heritage’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Thomas A. Saunders, III that was then forwarded to Heritage Action Sentinels. (Bad Form, Mr Saunders. Not a good enough intro to the forward, Mike.)
I have absolutely NO REGRETS in pulling out of donating to Heritage Foundation over this debacle and especially for their torching Jim DeMint. Ben Domenech said it best on Twitter:
THE GOOD NEWS…
The good news is I can now spread some of that Heritage donation money around to PragerU.com, Sons Of Liberty International, Hillsdale College, MercuryOne.org and maybe even Star Parker’s UrbanCure.org. And of course that means more to rid the House and Senate of Progressive Republicans by donating to Senate Conservatives Fund. (They help clean the House too!)