Sunday Praise & Worship | East St. Louis Gospelettes

The East St. Louis Gospelettes featuring Francis Moore

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30 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | East St. Louis Gospelettes

  1. My brother’s ordination was wonderful. Many tears shed.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Found at POU:


    My sister works for the CDC where morale is at an all-time low. They have a conference this week where they had to have meetings on what they can and cannot say because the tobacco industry sends people to hear what they say. They do this every year, but this is the first year where what they say might have negative consequences for THEM, since the tobacco industry has a friend in the HHS Secretary. She said people are pissed. One division that works in studying sexual assaults, lost their funding already for studying sexual assaults on college campuses – because in some literature they said the word “rape” too many times. (I’m not making this up). They also get these morning emails from Tom Price talking about all the good going on – and he puts all these links from Fox News videos in these emails. Everybody has figured out how to send that shit straight to junk mail so they don’t even have to look at that crap.

    A friend that works for the USDA says they’ve also been getting those emails from Tom Price. He is a field biologist and says they have been told half of them will be laid off possibly because there isn’t a priority with this administration to make sure the fruits and vegetables growing in this country OR coming INTO this country are actually safe.


  3. Who does this to another human being but a savage? And then they get away with it because #Amerikkka.

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Article from 2015:

    “What I learned was that the bans are mostly in HOAs (Home Owner Associations) and the reasons cited for the rules are because it is “unsightly, pose a strangulation threat, and lower property values.” Some lump line drying clothes in with rules that also pertain to ‘trash, junk, and litter,” therefore it is against their rules to dry a blanket or pair of jeans over the railing of your porch, let alone a proper drying set up. Beware, the illegal clothesline enforcers come and common sense is tossed out the door!

    “Thankfully, at least 19 states have put laws on the books that override silly HOA rules like these. Yes, I called them silly. It is ridiculous to me that people would actively object to clothing drying on the line. Especially…especially when the big draw and mission statement for the HOA is that they are ‘green.’ They make sure people recycle, provide ‘natural trails’ for people to walk on, maybe have a nice little ‘natural pond’ and encourage people to be active in all things ‘green,’ yet fail to allow people to dry clothes using the sun’s power. Others that tout their green superiority ‘allow’ clotheslines so long as they are not visible from…well anywhere. They have to be effectively boxed in so they don’t offend anyone’s view.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Step Back for the Bigger Picture
    By Josh Marshall Published March 18, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT

    Two weeks ago today, President Trump went on Twitter and leveled a series of accusations against former President Obama, most notably that Obama had wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower. The claim has been roundly criticized ever since. Notably, it came on the heels of a new round of damaging revelations about ties between Trump’s entourage and Russia. We’ve now had formal inquiries from the congressional intelligence committees, statements from the Department of Justice and the FBI, a follow on attempt by Trump and Spicer to redefine what the President actually said.
    We know this much of the story. But this is a case where the particularity of the story, the minutiae of intelligence officials’ denials, discussions of what authority a president might theoretically have to do such a thing all conspire together to confuse rather than illuminate what happened.

    The real story here is that the President, by force of his office and audacity, was able to inject into the national conversation a preposterous claim which the country has spent two weeks debating. True, most people may not believe it. But virtually everyone has gone through the motions of probing the question as though they might be true. Intelligence communities have been briefed, statements have been made, a number of news conferences have been dominated by it. Perhaps most notably, members of his party have only been willing to say that there is as yet no evidence to back up the President’s claims – not that they are obviously false and represent a major problem in themselves.

  6. rikyrah says:

    You live in phucking Texas. You have no health insurance because the sociopath you voted for as Governor refused to do Medicaid expansion. You stupid heifer


    VALLEY VIEW, Tex. — At 4:30 a.m. on a windy Monday, Tamara Estes swallows vitamin B12 for energy and krill oil for her arthritic fingers. Even with her nightly Ambien, she is always up before the sun, getting ready for a job that reminds her of what infuriates her about America.

    She drives a school bus on a route that winds through a North Texas neighborhood filled with undocumented Mexicans. She picks up nearly 100 of their children and drops them off at public schools funded by American taxpayers. By her.

    One immigrant family lives in the house next door, and in the dark hours before dawn, they are also stirring. As the father leaves for his job at a construction site, the mother is scrambling eggs and scooping them into warm tortillas.

    They have been working in America for two decades without legal status, but their four children were born here, so they are U.S. citizens — or, as Estes and President Trump call them, “anchor babies.”

    The eldest, Rainier Corral, 15, emerges from his bedroom carrying a book bag and a trumpet case. He’s a 188-pound rock of a kid who plays lineman on the high school football team, a top-notch student who wants to study mechanical engineering at Texas A&M.

    Rainier’s family has always believed in the promise of America, where they saved enough to buy their own home and their kids go to good schools. But now that Trump is threatening to deport millions — and even change the law that gave their children U.S. citizenship — they are filled with fear.

    Estes, meanwhile, is filled with new hope. For years, she has felt she was living the American Dream in reverse, her life sliding backward, in part, she believes, because illegal immigrants take all the good jobs and drive up her taxes. Now she thinks her life will improve because Trump is promising to “take our country back.”

    This is what divides them at the dawn of the Trump era: for the president to keep his promise to millions of working-class white voters like Estes, he is threatening millions of working-class immigrants like the family next door.

    ‘Anchor babies’
    It’s 20 miles to the school-bus depot and, as Estes drives, she flips on conservative talk radio, where she gets most of her news. She tunes to 660 AM and Mark Davis, a popular Texas talker, who is praising Trump, trashing liberals and making Estes nostalgic for better days.

    “I wish we could go back to a time when we could live, not just exist, when everything wasn’t a struggle,” she says.
    Estes is 59, divorced and earns $24,000 a year. With four days left to payday, she has $118.72 in her checking account.

    She earns a bit too much to qualify for most government assistance but too little to buy health insurance, with its high monthly premiums and impossible deductibles. When she broke her arm last year, she wrapped it in a $15 drugstore brace and popped ibuprofen for a month.

    The way she sees it, life is easier for illegal Mexican immigrants than for taxpaying, working-class white Americans. As her life has gotten harder, she believes the fortunes of “illegals” have been rising, and that she’s paying for it. Little galls her more than “anchor babies,” who are entitled to government benefits, including Medicaid, public schools and food assistance.

    Estes resents paying for their safety net when she feels she has none.
    “I can’t seem to pull my status back up where it was 20 years ago,” she says. “Some of it’s my fault. Some of it’s not.”

  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:
    Excerpt from article linked in above tweet:

    “A small Alabama town has agreed to dole out $680,000 among nearly 200 poor people it had jailed for failure to pay court fines, settling a case that embodied a national movement to fight what reformers call the criminalization of poverty.

    “The lawsuit, filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, alleged that Alexander City ran “a modern-day debtors prison” in which indigent defendants people had to pay off fines by serving time in the municipal jail at a rate of $20 a day.”

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

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