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My Picks for Top Tweets: 23 September 2017

I’ve been back home for three days now but I’ve been feeling ghastly and wasn’t really up to tweets. I probably could’ve done it, but that would have meant a delay in my recovery and I had to be well again by today. Why? It’s election day in New Zealand and I’ve never missed voting since I became eligible in 1984. I think voting is really important and everyone should... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 17 September 2017

This will be my last post of tweets for a few days. I’m going to be doing stuff in the real world that means I won’t have time. My apologies in advance. The All Blacks won again last night, so New Zealand is happy! I was full of concern at the start of the game, which was against the Springboks (South Africa). They’re a great team, and we’ve had a pretty good run. If anyone was... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 16 September 2017

With the way the world and social media work today, there are all sorts of major events dominating the tweets. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are still suffering the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The devastation left in their wake means it will be years before many recover. Of course, it will be those that were already at the lower end of the socio-economic... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 15 September 2017

Despite the plethora of subjects available, I couldn’t think of a topic for the homily on today’s tweets post. So instead I thought I’d bore you with the workings of my mind. One of the things I do when I’m feeling sorry for myself is wonder what the lives of the Heathers in other realities are like. It never lasts more than a few seconds as my mind usually drifts elsewhere quite... read more

Donald Trump and the Evangelical Christian Nationalists

Amongst all modern US presidents, Donald Trump stands out for his dishonesty, ignorance, and lack of morality. There’s hardly a demographic that he hasn’t upset as a result of his boorish behaviour. So you’d think that a group that claims to be the moral compass of the planet would reject him and everything he stands for. Instead, Evangelical Christians have taken him to their bosoms... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 14 September 2017

As an atheist, I don’t have much time for religion. There are, of course, many believers who are important people in my life. I even have a god-daughter – despite my atheism her parents consider me to be a person who can be a good example to her. That doesn’t stop me posting multiple tweets attacking religion. It’s the institutions and its leaders I have a problem with. However, I... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 13 September 2017

Today, the US lost one of its LGBTQ icons, Edie Windsor, who was a champion of marriage equality in that country. There’s a short video about her in the Political Tweets section below. However, it’s the situation in Australia I want to talk about. Despite being one of the most socially advanced countries in the would, Oz still doesn’t have same-sex marriage. For some time polls have... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 12 September 2017

Today’s comment was going to be about some New Zealand athletes who have done great things over the last few days. Instead, I will find some tweets to celebrate their achievements and put them below. The reason for that is I’ve just found out that Eric Bolling’s son, Eric Chase Bolling, who was only nineteen, died on Friday night. The working theory is that his death was suicide as the... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 11 September 2017

There are tweets aplenty today – so many I’ve had to cut a few out. I’ll keep some of them for tomorrow as I often do though. The big news in the religious world is the pope had an accident in Cartagena today. During a drive-by in the pope-mobile, he was, as usual, swarmed by well-wishers and people wanting to get close. The pope-mobile driver had to stop all of a sudden and Pope Francis... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 10 September 2017

In New Zealand it’s tweets about a certain rugby game that are trending on Twitter at the moment, and if you’re a rugby fan, things are looking pretty good right now. The All Blacks met the Pumas (Argentina) last night and after a hard fought match, we won 39-22. Los Pumas fought hard and played well, and at half-time they were deservedly ahead 16-15. Shortly after half-time they’d... read more

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