One day at a time

I went into AA on June 28, 1980, which means that, as of today, I have lived one day at a time without a drink exactly 13,000 times.

My goal in sobriety remains slow, steady progress.  Had I only walked the length of one football field each day for 13,000 days, I would have arrived 739 miles from where I started. Not an earth-shaking distance but certainly far, far from where I was when I first crawled into AA.

I’ll (not) drink to that.

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Everyone must believe in something.
I believe I’ll have another drink.

Trump supporters

Interesting article from Politico:

trump01Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?

You’d be wrong.In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism.

Source: Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter – POLITICO Magazine

A little scary if true. The generally perceived need for an authoritarian leader is likely what swept Adolf Hitler into office in the 1930’s.

On the other hand, isn’t authoritarianism one of the traits generally associated with a strong leader?

Munich Moment

If you are interested in how Obama destabilized the Middle East and, in the process, ignited the fuse to Armageddon, I urge you to watch the powerful PBS Frontline documentary that aired January 5, 2015, ‘Netanyahu at War.’

This chilling 2-hour spell-binder concludes after Netanyahu’s historic address to a joint session of congress before Obama’s re-election, condemning Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. It is a flashback to 1939 when Winston Churchill and others tried to convince Neville Chambairlan of the futility of trying to negotiate a meaningful agreement with Adolph Hitler.

If Obama’s agreement with Iran ends, as some fear it will, with a cascading nuclear exchange between Israel and Iran, history will remember Benjamin Netanyahu as the man who warned us and whom we chose to ignore.

Netanyahu at War | FRONTLINE

An inside look at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political rise and his relationship with the U.S.

Source: Netanyahu at War | FRONTLINE

American Hero: Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

I second FrontPage Magazine’s nomination of Sheriff Clarke for ‘Man of the Year.’

FrontPage Magazine’s Man of the Year: America’s Sheriff | Truth Revolt
There is a war on police.It’s the post-Ferguson truth that every cop knows, but there is one man who has emerged as a passionate and articulate spokesman for law enforcement and is willing to call it a “war on police.”

Source: FrontPage Magazine’s Man of the Year: America’s Sheriff | Truth Revolt