The Democrat Party is counting on receiving roughly 95% of Black votes. Biden has gone so far as to say that the Black community (unlike the Hispanic) is monolithic and that a Black person isn’t really Black if he votes Republican. That has led Donald Trump to print up a bunch of “I ain’t black” tee shirts for sale to Black Republicans.
Back-to-school lists aren’t the same this year.
Suppose there existed a device—a gadget, say—that would give its owner—you or me, say—certain godlike abilities, such as the instant (or near-instant) eradication of evil (or an evil-doer)? What if it could fix things on that laundry list of grievances for God we keep in our back pocket? What if such a thing could work miracles, such as cleaner skin, hair restoration, clear vision, whiter teeth, weight control, a strengthened immune system, arrested addiction, reconciled relationships...even a greener lawn?
Hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since I was sitting in a hotel room northeast of here waiting for Hurricane Allen to blow across the RGV. Hardly seems possible, the passage of so many years. Having moved to Cameron County and the Brownsville Airport to take a flying job in the spring of 1979, Allen was the first hurricane I was set to experience. It didn’t take me long to know that I didn’t like them.
On the throne was the worst king in the history of Israel up to that time; Ahab. Elijah comes to Ahab for a showdown — full of confidence, with the proper perspective of his Lord God. He comes almost with a bravado and tells Ahab, “Let’s have it out once and for all. This god your wife Jezebel has imported into this nation must be destroyed. Let us have a showdown between Jezebel’s god — Baal — and the Lord God Jehovah. Prayer answered by fire will be the test.”