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19 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily (What About the Women) and Tweets

This tweets post should be about the All Blacks winning against Scotland. But I forgot to watch the game. Looking at the score line, I suspect that, as expected, the Scots put up a fantastic fight. The ongoing saga of Roy Moore being an a$$hole is, as someone who is a #MeToo, taking a lot of my attention. Donald Trump, is busy tweeting against every Democrat who has a history of bad sexual behaviour but... read more

17 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily (Roy Moore Again) and Tweets

There are two things dominating the tweets today when it comes to politics, and it’s easy to guess what they are. One is the ongoing saga of the Mueller investigation. The latest news is that papers relating to Trump real estate deals and Russia have been subpoenaed. The former British spy who wrote the so-called “dodgy dossier” on Trump says that this is where they are likely to find... read more

15 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily (Marriage Equality in Oz) and Tweets

The fantastic news in this part of the world, seen in multiple tweets, is that the Aussies have come out in support of marriage equality. Anyone who thought that the result would be otherwise was dreaming of course. It’s been obvious for years that the majority of Aussies want same-sex marriage to be legal. This poll, though officially conducted, was a non-binding postal referendum. However, the... read more

14 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily and Tweets

Shock, horror! When I did my tweets post on Sunday, I missed the fact that the All Blacks had beaten the French in a test match that morning! In fact, I was so ill that day I forgot the match was even on. There were also a couple of bad losses for NZ sports teams over the weekend. Tonga beat us in a match in the rugby league world cup, which is going on in New Zealand at the moment. That’s a bit of... read more

12 Nov: Homily (Sick Leave) and Tweets

I got these tweets yesterday, but the post never got completed because I’m unwell. I’m still a bit of a wreck, but there are some good tweets and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I don’t have much to bore you with today as the ole brain isn’t up to much. The New Zealand Breakers basketball team still haven’t lost a game this season and are therefore still on top of... read more

10 Nov: Homily (Winston Peters Again) and Tweets

I don’t know if there are any tweets about it because I haven’t looked, but a story in the Washington Post is causing a bit of a furore here. A USian living in NZ, Ben Mack, wrote a story for them called ‘How the far right is poisoning New Zealand‘. It’s incredibly ill-informed and quite maddening. The “far right” he’s talking about is Winston Peters, who... read more

5 Nov: Daily Homily and Tweets

The All Blacks New Zealand has had five big wins in the sporting arena in the last 24 hours, so that’s what a large proportion of the tweets in this country are about. The biggest was the All Blacks vs the Barbarians (basically All Blacks “B”) at Twickenham in London. The game started in the early hours of the morning NZ time. I was awake, but didn’t watch it. I get the impression... read more

3 Nov: Daily Homily (Trump’s Lies) and Tweets

Whatever you think of President Trump’s policies, you can’t pretend that he’s presidential. His daily tweets alone are enough to condemn him in the behaviour stakes. He seems to have no appreciation whatsoever of the dignity of the office he holds. And we all know there is much worse going on than the frequent tweet storms. Senator Bob Corker has referred to the White House as... read more

2 Nov: Daily Homily and Tweets

I’m sure you can all guess what sort of tweets dominate the Twitter-verse today. It is, of course, yesterday’s terror attack in Manhattan. Yes, I know this post says 2 November. But though the attack was the 31st in NY, it was the 1st in NZ. Going one more letter down the alphabet makes all the difference.  And because I’ll be posting this when most in the US are asleep, they won’t... read more

Deedra Abboud: A Feminist Muslim?

Now This has a new video up today about Deedra Abboud. Abboud is a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Arizona. If successful, she will be their first Muslim senator, and that would be great. A wider diversity of viewpoints is nearly always better when it comes to government. Much as I have an issue with the finer points of intersectionality, more women, and more philosophies is a good thing.... read more

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