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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 25, 2018

Sarah Sanders Gets Booted Out of a Restaurant

Incredibly some commentators are depicting the denial of service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a partisan political act. What a...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 25, 2018

New Definition of Republican: Supporter of Mass Child Abuse

News reports: Polls consistently show at least 55 percent of Republican voters support the policy of President Donald Trump of...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / June 21, 2018

Letter to Rev. Bryant Wright, Chief Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

June 20, 2018 IndieDems.com Tom Barksdale, proprietor 1025 Rose Creek Dr. – Suite 620 Woodstock, GA 30189 ‘Gut-wrenching’ recording captures...

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By barkstm / June 19, 2018

Republicans Using Detained Children as Pawns to Get Border Wall

Recording of the Trauma Suffered by Immigrant Children Separated from their Parents Anyone who can listen to this recording and...

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By barkstm / June 15, 2018

Taxpayer-subsidized GA Sports Complex Files for Bankruptcy

Once more, the promises of the economic miracle that will result from taxpayer-subsidized businesses proves to be false. Bankruptcy means...

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Conservatives, Religion
By barkstm / June 11, 2018

Leader’s Disgrace Deals Heavy Blow to Southern Baptists

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on May 30 fired its long-time President, Paige Patterson, for allegedly lying about and mishandling...

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By barkstm / June 2, 2018

The Republican Sewer Deepens, cont.

Michael Gerson, former George W. Bush speechwriter and one of the few true conservative voices left in the Republican Party,...

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By barkstm / June 2, 2018

America’s Leading Republican Yahoo (i.e., Trumpist) Strikes Again

IndieDems note: Gary Abernathy is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio)...

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Georgia, Religion
By barkstm / June 2, 2018

The Word that Won the National Spelling Bee has Georgia Connection

AJC: Koinonia is a Winning Spelling Bee Word with Georgia Connections You will also be galvanized by a book written...

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By barkstm / June 1, 2018

Georgia’s U.S. Senators Isakson and Perdue Swim Happily in Trump’s Sewer

The chaos, lies, incompetence, and corruption of the Trump Administration are now so glaringly evident, it's useless to even try...

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By barkstm / May 29, 2018

“Trump Exposes the Hypocrisy of Christian Republicans”

Editor's note: Once more, we turn to Republican/conservative columnists to make the most telling case against Trump and the deluded...

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By barkstm / May 17, 2018

GA Republicans Unmoved by Trump Staffer’s Atrocious McCain Remark

Well, good golly. Miss Molly. Republicans have repeated their by now classic Republican Hypocrite response to the latest Trumpist assault...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / May 15, 2018

Video Watch Party Spotlights Abuses at GA Immigration Detention Center

Event: Carolyn Hadaway’s Monthly Video Watch Party Date: Thursday, May 24 Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Place: Private home near the...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 14, 2018

Georgia Republicans Firmly in Ranks of Tut-tut Republicans

Headline: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasts White House aide’s McCain remark as ‘pretty disgusting thing to say’ IndieDems Comment: The...

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Conservatives, Religion
By barkstm / May 12, 2018

The Neglected Role of Women in the Early Christian Church

If you do not read any other posts on IndieDems, see the link in this  one. As pointed out in...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

Southern Baptists Discover–Gasp!–Misogyny in Their Ranks

On May 7, conservative columnist and  former GW Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, a vociferous critic of Donald Trump and the...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

Trump National Security Adviser Applies Iraq War Justification to Iran

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, this week wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post justifying Trump's withdrawal from...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 11, 2018

John Bolton: The Foreign Policy Clone of Rudolf Giuliani

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, recently wrote an op-ed praising Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord. Comments...

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Conservatives, Religion, Trump
By barkstm / May 10, 2018

Break with Boy Scouts Takes Mormons to New Heights of Hypocrisy

Headline: "Mormons Break All Ties with Boy Scouts" (Excerpts) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said on May 8...

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Georgia
By barkstm / May 6, 2018

Georgia’s Old Boy Network in Full Throttle

How do you get to serve 27 years on Georgia's Department of Transportation Board, helping make the multi-billion dollar decisions...

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Georgia
By barkstm / May 6, 2018

Debates in Georgia Primary Races Available Online

The Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Public Broadcasting are making available debates among candidates in key races in the primary...

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Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 1, 2018

The Plank in the Media’s Eyes that They Ignore

The media are in full throttle reporting the fallout from Michelle Wolf’s acerbic and occasionally vulgar comedic monologue at Saturday’s...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / May 1, 2018

Republicans’ Reaction to Comedian’s Words Highlights Their Hypocrisy

The annual White House correspondents' dinner this year, on April 28, invited comedian Michelle Wolf to deliver the evening's comedic...

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Conservatives, Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 25, 2018

Georgia Republicans Continue Assault on Decency

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker today published a column “Decent society is unraveling right in front of us.”  Her most...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 23, 2018

Letter to U.S. Clerics with Questions on Trump They Refuse to Answer

In December, I sent the letter below to several American religious leaders, quoting the growing chorus of religious and conservative...

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Crime, Mueller, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 23, 2018

The Known Facts about the Crime and Malfeasance in Trumpgate

The New York Times today published a detailed look at the known facts about the crimes and acts of malfeasance...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 21, 2018

Nikki Haley’s Feet of Cay, cont.

Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman and current TV/newspaper commentator, recently wrote that he does not believe Trump will run for...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 21, 2018

Georgia Republicans Comfortable with Colleagues’ Racist Speak

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has addressed President Trump's recent words referring to immigrants "breeding" in America's sanctuary cities. He...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Christian Leaders’ Feckless Tolerance of Trump Continues

Michael Gerson, conservative commentator and former G.W. Bush speechwriter, recently published a column "Are these evangelicals ready to topple the...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Carolyn Hadaway’s April Video Watch Party

Democratic Video Watch Party Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Time: 6:30PM Place: Private home in Woodstock slightly east of Hwy...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Approaching Deadlines in Georgia’s Primary Voting

Georgia’s primary election takes place May 22, 2018. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday April 24th Georgia citizens...

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By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Nikki Haley a Trump Giant Killer? Are You Kidding?

Last Sunday, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared on Meet the Press and stated the United States would announce new economic...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

Giuliani Joins League of Republican Adulterers

Trump, unable to get high-level prominent lawyers to represent him, has appointed former New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani as his...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 20, 2018

A Christian Universal Get-Out-of-Jail Pass?

The Reverend Frank Graham on April 4 tweeted the following: How does someone not fear death? Because of the assurance...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Republican Family Values in Full Flower

"Republican National Committee Official Admits to Payoff to Pregnant Playboy Model" (Excerpt) A top GOP fundraiser and prominent backer of...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Homelessness Grows, as Does Republican Indifference

Headline: "Homeless Deaths Surge." Opioids, extreme weather, soaring housing costs contribute to the spike across the country IndieDems Comment: Our...

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By barkstm / April 14, 2018

Are Trumpists behind Little League Plot to Bean Girl Player?

Headline: Two youth baseball coaches reportedly hatched plan to bean 11-year-old girl IndieDems Comment: Not hard to believe, is it,...

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By barkstm / April 12, 2018

Trump’s anti-Mueller Tirade Is an Attack on Rule of Law

Trump blasts Mueller probe as ‘attack on our country’ IndieDems Comment: Trump's tirade yesterday was a brutal, frontal assault on...

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Conservatives, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 12, 2018

Paul Ryan’s Exit: “A Scam of a Party Says Goodby to Its Top Fraud”

Paul Ryan has announced he will not seek re-election in November, stating as his main reason the need to spend...

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Georgia, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 7, 2018

How Does David Perdue Betray America? Let Us Count the Ways…

“With the blessing of Republican leaders, the lickspittle wing of the GOP is now firmly in charge. The existence of...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 4, 2018

Trumpism Is Normal? Like the Republicans’ Previous Normal, McCarthyism?

Gary Abernathy, the publisher and editor of the Hillsboro (Ohio) Times-Gazette and a Washington Post columnist, has written another apologia...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 4, 2018

The New Roseanne: Remember When Saying ‘Martin Luther Coon’ Was Funny?

The Washington Post on April 4 published an article by Gary Abernathy, "I don’t care if ‘Roseanne’ is pro-Trump. I...

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Religion, Republicans, Trump
By barkstm / April 2, 2018

Christians Choose Trump over 10 Commandments, Golden Rule

America's religious leaders and their ignorant yahoo followers who are apologists for Trump can dodge and weave all they want,...

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Conservatives, Religion, Republicans
By barkstm / April 2, 2018

Besides Trump, Evangelical Leaders Face sex Scandals of Their Own

In an age of Trump and Stormy Daniels, evangelical leaders face sex scandals of their own (Excerpts) As white evangelicals...

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By barkstm / March 28, 2018

Have Christian Leaders Forsaken Bible to Accommodate Trump?

In December, I sent the letter below to several American religious leaders, quoting the growing chorus of religious and conservative...

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By barkstm / March 28, 2018

How Has Johnny Isakson Betrayed America? Let Us Count the Ways

“With the blessing of Republican leaders, the lickspittle wing of the GOP is now firmly in charge. The existence of...

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Georgia, Republicans
By barkstm / March 27, 2018

Georgia Republicans Welcome Dr. Strangelove as National Security Chief

President Trump has selected right-wing hawk John Bolton as his new National Security Adviser. Bolton’s chief credential for the job...

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Trump’s Derangement and Extremism, i.e., The Republican Mainstream

President Donald Trump’s history of tweets and words show him to be an unhinged, deranged person and an outright racist....

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Georgia Republicans’ Separation from Basic American Values

Read the following with this in mind: Georgia Republicans like Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, and U.S. Representatives Barry...

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Conservatives, Republicans
By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Conservatives Denounce Trump

Prominent American conservatives are among the most severe critics of Donald Trump. Here is a sampling of their commentary. David...

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By barkstm / March 22, 2018

Georgia Republicans Follow Trump into the Sewer

The publication of Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” has sent the Republican Party into free fall, setting off a...

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