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A Forgotten Beatitude

Raoul’s Two Cents: June 28, 2024

Observations of the Debate

The great debate between Biden and Trump is history. You’ll know whose predictions were accurate. And the media will have their analysts massaging the truth to their liking.

I dare not contribute to the confusion so I will just share a few observations about the event.

For me, this is a perfect example of why America is such a great country. To witness polar opposites verbally slug it out yet still being relatively civil to each other is impressive. Few countries have the forum nor the political stamina to stage this.

In the main stage was a battle of ideas, name-calling and lying. But the setting of the battleground itself was beautiful to behold. I think we should be conscious of the forces that try to divide us. That is the real enemy. America, despite all the craziness in today’s politics, is still an amazing country to live in.

But this is just me. TGIF people!

Raoul


” Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” — Romans 12:14

” The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” — Sun Tzu

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,” – Proverbs 24:17

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” — James Madison

JOKE OF THE WEEK

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Original art by Raoul Pascual.

Parting Shots

Thanks to Benny of Chicago

Thanks to Maling of New Manila, Philippines

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA

Thanks to Drew of Anaheim, CA

I found these:

My good friend (and jokester) Terry and I came up with this.

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7 Comments

  1. Larry

    June 28, 2024 at 10:15 am

    Very short. If you saw my last text, I don’t care. My mind is on spiritual things and the word, not politics. TGIF

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  2. Audrey in New York

    June 28, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Good ones today, raoul!!

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  3. Colleen of Seattle Washington

    June 28, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Mission accomplished, Raul; thanks for the smile… and the chuckles!

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  4. Pia

    June 28, 2024 at 10:22 am

    It’s so obvious to me and my husband that Trump deserves to be given four years to try to rectify all the stupid decisions Biden made that brought us to this point of craziness. The debate was a clear example of how Biden has always just been a puppet and without his puppet masters, he is just a buffoon. Even die-hard democratic politicians are scrambling and panicking because they see, for the first time, that Trump is more of a formidable foe than they ever gave him credit for. Praying that truth and justice will prevail in our country, Raoul! And yes, it’s still great but, as Trump said last night, we can make it greater!

    Pia

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  5. Tom of Pasadena

    June 28, 2024 at 10:22 am

    Your observations on the Debate were right on. Tis nice We a still have them.
    Great Issue and appreciated by me. Thanks. Tom

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  6. Benjamin

    June 28, 2024 at 10:22 am

    Salamat, Raoul! Always fun to read you.

    Reply

  7. Hilda

    July 3, 2024 at 11:17 am

    The debate had a pathological liar and an exaggerator. But at least it was short…i cut it short! Lol Too cringy to watch. The jokes are very funny!

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