I just realized that I had not accounted for the fact that many leaders in Evangelical churches are only in it for the money. Well, I reckon that goes at least as far back as Constantine. My buddy Joel, I don't think even counts as an Evangelical. Pure prosperity gospel is his schtick. It's so pathetic that people attend Lakewood to listen to his tripe. He pops on ABC13 here in Houston every Sunday right after This Week. This Week George gave some air time to Ramaswarmy-rama-ding-dong. It was fascinating watching George's look of confusion and frustration as his attempts to back shama-lama-ding-dong into a corner for his support of the Donald failed miserably. Meh, that's what George gets for giving this brilliant finance grifter airtime in his run for the Presidency. Anyway, I generally try to get in some entertainment with watching This Week, even though most of the time lately GS isn't hosting it. I stick around for Joel's joke of the week, they are all usually somewhat amusing. JFJ the cuck, oh man, that was quite the story wannit? Inherited from the founder and self-proclaimed leader of the so-called moral majority. Props to him for getting his groove on, I reckon my beef is more properly with the rubes that support him and his ilk. I agree pretty much 100% with you that conservatism has lost any meaning what-so-ever under the auspices of the likes of Clarence Thomas, Mitch McConnell, and the King of these rubes - Donald Trump. Spoiler: Rub-N-Buff Additional Riff Raff Not to mention their squad of cheerleaders like Bobbitt, um, sorry, Boebert, Green, Gates, Hawley, Grassley, the disgraced Hastert and the likely should be disgraced for similar reasons, Jordan. And then we have the current speaker, spineless McCarthy, rumored widely to joining in with Nunes to have kissed the mushroom shaped "ring" of the Donald at Mar-A-Lago whilst the first Madam reclined on a gaudy chaise lounger covered in a cheap gold rub-n-buff applique. I had had the time back in 2020 to build a pretty decent analysis of our national debt going back to JFK. I've yet to update it with Trumps final metrics, but $8B sounds about right. It will be interesting to see what I agree should be a very aggressive turnout among women in 2024. This business these Rs have aligned themselves with by forcing women to carry to term whilst simultaneously attacking most every possible social safety-net for these offspring is mindboggling in its inherent lack of anything resembling any sort of consistent approach to governing a nation of 330+ million people.