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I work with cops...
I am not a cop. But I work closely with them. I respect what they do and I see across the board in "my" law enforcement agency smart, hard working, upright, good people. Society asks a lot of ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 12/02/2014 595 533 14 -
I hate this movie
"God's Not Dead" is a bad movie. Not just a bad movie -- I hated this movie. I do not speak for all one billion plus Christians, but if I did, I would apologize to all atheists, film editing ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 10/17/2014 26 21 - -
On Killing a Killer
A while back I wrote a diary about my friend Doc who is a veterinarian. A routine part of his job is euthanizing animals. Being a compassionate and sensitive fellow, this routine is never routine ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 05/08/2014 1 6 1 -
Minneapolis renames Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day
A recently enacted policy by the Minneapolis city council changes Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. Last week, Indigenous Peoples Day supporter and Lakota activist Bill Means told Minnesota ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 04/28/2014 13 9 - -
Daylight Saving Time sucks/rocks with a poll
MNwiseguy posted a paean to Daylight Saving Time (DST). It was not widely commented on but those who did weigh in gave very mixed positions on the topic. I was just complaining to whomever would ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 03/10/2014 21 2 - -
The Twin Cities Are Two Different Cities
A petty peeve of mine from flyover land: It's not "Minneapolis St. Paul, MN." It's "Minneapolis, MN and/or St. Paul, MN" or "Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN." They may have the nickname of the Twin ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 01/20/2014 141 38 - -
Insurance companies are not the only ones
I have a close friend who is a veterinarian. His clinic is across the street from my place of work. When I am procrastinating I like to walk across the street and visit my friend. Doc lets me ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 10/02/2013 68 65 - -
Liberal Protestantism has won?
[Full disclosure: I am Lutheran (ELCA)] Everyone and their grandma knows that mainline liberal Protestant denominations are going the way of newspapers. Right? Demographic trends show mega-church ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 08/19/2013 166 64 2 -
Just Curious (With poll)
I have marveled at the seeming diversity of traditions and backgrounds represented within the Daily Kos community. And I seem to remember a few years back someone did a series of non-scientific ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 06/07/2013 3 4 - -
Where's jbou?
Quite likely not a legit diary but I don't know how else to get this info. I have missed jbou since his last diary on April 18. So I got a little concerned for his welfare and looked around his ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 04/29/2013 110 10 - -
In Praise of Mike Rice
Actually, this is in praise of Mike Rice's apology. A rare thing, an apology. I mean a real apology. An act of real and true contrition. Not excuse making. Not a thinly veiled insult at those ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 04/06/2013 14 2 - -
Kossack orthodoxy
Help me understand this, please. Because I honestly want information. Immigration issues are one of the political issues I have no knowledge about. Given that a person can not be well versed in ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 02/17/2013 27 1 - -
Chris Kluwe cuts a radio ad
This is a brilliant radio ad running here in Minnesota which is facing a vote on changing the constitution to discriminate against gays. It is funny, clear and even quotes Kluwe's famous open ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 10/31/2012 8 14 1 -
Empathy for the Devil
First I feel the need to declare my bona fides. I am a Democrat. I caucus every time they come up. I have voted exclusively Democratic since the mid 1990s. Before that I voted for a Republican ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 08/03/2011 5 1 - 48
Don't Bother.
I just got off the phone with my Minnesota state representative. He's nice guy whom I did not vote for but I'm used to having no one represent my positions in St. Paul since I live in Michelle ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 07/06/2011 17 7 - 102
Yay, Public Education
I just got back from my eldest child's high school graduation. I cried (in the car where no one could see me) like I did the day she went off to kindergarten -- which seems like only last year. ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 06/09/2011 3 8 - 47
Pastor's Prayer Pisses People Off
A few years back, when Michelle Bachmann was representing me in the Minnesota Senate district 52, she invited me to open the legislative day with prayer. This is a common practice in Minnesota for ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 05/21/2011 20 27 - 226
Simul Iustus got a dog. Updated with photo link.
Back in April I posted a diary asking the Kososphere opinions on getting a dog. I was surprised to have gotten so much attention. Apparently there are a lot of people who have very strong feelings ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 07/23/2010 49 25 1 64
I'm getting a dog. Any thoughts?
I'm in the market for a dog after being dogless ever since I grew up and moved away from home back in the late 80s. I suspect that some folks around here have both knowledge and opinion about ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 04/27/2010 241 20 - 58
President Obama is saving my butt. Yours too.
I live in Michelle Bachmann's district. So I see a lot of bumper stickers that read, "I want my change back" and others that are absolutely horrible. In fact, I just got back from the bank and the ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 04/09/2010 19 38 - 69
No, YOU talk funny.
Recently I happened to be out of state leading a lecture. Afterwards an audience member came up to me and said, “Ah kin tail yer from Minnesewta becowse yew shore deyew towk funneh.” ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 10/06/2009 52 7 1 29
Mainline pastor vents
I am a pastor of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation in a small town in Minnesota. So I have to be careful of a few things. Like I can't rent R rated movies in town (...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 10/04/2009 59 49 2 413
38,000 Mainline Christians in NOLA
And now for something completely different than the current birther/healthcare reform/Fox News apoplexy diaries my dear fellow Kossacks are so ably engaged in. I write this (my first diary) as ...
Simul Iustus et Peccator 08/03/2009 30 39 - 174
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