Homily: How Authoritarians are Made (plus Tweets)

One of the tweets I posted here recently was one of my own. It was a Big Think video entitled ‘The Chronology of Crazy in the USA‘ featuring Kurt Anderson. I often wonder about the various ways the minds of different people work. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert (I’m not), but at the moment I feel like I’m getting a bit of an insight into the reason some people are... read more

US Farmers Support Trump as He Screws Them (plus Tweets)

On 8 January Donald Trump sent out three tweets about his latest speech to his base. That day, he spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of those in attendance support him strongly, but why? What exactly is Trump doing for his country’s farmers? As far as I can tell, he’s royally screwing them. Trump’s speech (video here) covered the... read more

Trump in Control at the White House? (plus Tweets)

The more I do these tweets posts, the more I find the USA is dominating them. When I began this website, I didn’t expect to be writing so much about the US. My plan was to focus on international politics in general, especially how that’s effected by religion and how it effects women. Of course, the US is a huge player in world events so they were always going to be a big part of things. Then... read more

Orin Hatch: An Example of Money in Politics (plus Tweets)

One of the tweets Ann German sent me today was about Senator Orrin Hatch. He’s a Republican senator from Utah who’s been in the job for over forty years. His retirement at the end of his current term means he’s getting a bit of attention at the moment. Hatch is a strong supporter of Trump, but there’s a pretty good chance that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will run... read more

Donald Trump and ‘Fire and Fury’ (with Tweets)

Of course, the big news on Twitter is the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury. There are tweets about every aspect of the book, the release of which was brought forward to 5 January when President Trump’s lawyers sent a “cease and desist” letter to the publishers. That’s publishing equivalent of “eff you,” and good on them! The response of Fox News has been... read more

Homily: Why Are Iranians Protesting? (plus Tweets)

Once again the tweets of the US president expose how unfit he is for high public office. His “mine is bigger than yours” tweet (see below) to Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, is schoolyard stuff. The thing is, there were actually tweets President Trump got right yesterday. He did three in support of the protestors in Iran. But even then there were childish digs at Obama, including one... read more

Homily: Men Made Mad by Religion (plus Tweets)

Once again, most of today’s tweets are from yesterday. I put them in the post, then fell asleep watching the tennis (NZ Open). I’m not sure where I saw the joke recently, but it certainly applies to me right now. I don’t know what day it is, and I wake up to eat and wash. I have become a cat! A couple of things caught my eye this morning. Firstly, the new year has started in Pakistan... read more

Homily: An Ill-Informed Feminist Attacks Jerry Coyne (plus Tweets)

Many of you who are good enough to subscribe to Heather’s Homilies only found me because you were already followers of Jerry Coyne’s site: ‘Why Evolution is True‘ (WEIT). Therefore, you you probably read his post on 28 December: ‘A real feminist‘. It’s about, “… Anna Muzychuk, a Ukrainian chess grandmaster who holds the women’s world titles in Rapid... read more

Homily: More Trump Lies (plus Tweets)

It’s a tiring time for me, leaving little energy for things like posts. Today’s tweets were collected over a three day period, so again some are probably out of date by the time you read this. My apologies. Also as I’ve mentioned previously, little is happening in New Zealand at this time of year except people managing to kill themselves in car accidents and via drowning at greater rates... read more

Homily: Bad Laws in Russia and Pakistan (plus Tweets)

I prepared the tweets for this post yesterday, but then the efforts of the previous few days overcame me. Translation: I spent the remaining three hours of the afternoon asleep! I haven’t looked at Twitter yet today, so some of the tweets may be out of date. However, New Zealand shuts down for three weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and you can’t expect me to break the habits of a... read more

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