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The Moving Process: Don’t Sleep on the Floor

The Moving Process: Don’t Sleep on the Floor I heard yesterday morning that the 70-something-year-old women I’m buying the condo from has moved all of her furniture out because we were supposed to close at the end of this week and is now sleeping on the floor. Alas, due to my bank’s last second cancellation of the loan, on the 18th, the whole deal was … Continue reading The Moving Process: Don’t Sleep on the Floor

Selling the False Trump Selfless Savior Narrative

Selling the False Trump Selfless Savior Narrative Found this in my feed, about how the Army screwed up at the end of the gulf war, stranding soldiers in the Middle East and how Trump arranged for their return at his expense, except for the cost of fuel. And as a result of that experience, former Private Sean Buller is loyal to Trump because Trump was … Continue reading Selling the False Trump Selfless Savior Narrative

Homelessness & Children

Homelessness & Children Family Advocacy Project – ESP772 – 1001 Summer 2018 – Joe Bustillos I created this post as part of a Master’s level course at UNLV that I took for my Nevada teacher credential. The research was inspired by the recent child separation dilemma created by poor policy decisions. Please feel free to ask questions or comments at the bottom of the page. … Continue reading Homelessness & Children

You’re Not Winning If You Have to Lie to Make Your Point 🤥

You’re Not Winning If You Have to Lie to Make Your Point Oh look someone has discovered the power of Photoshop [yawn]. The image of Obama holding up a “Trump is my president” t-shirt went with the caption: “post this and watch all the liberals’ heads explode.” If 45 were at all a “normal” policy-wonk kind’a Republican, I could almost imagine Obama holding up the … Continue reading You’re Not Winning If You Have to Lie to Make Your Point 🤥

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Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com

Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com I used to think that it was a problem that I could never narrow down my writing or my blog posts to one subject. I mean, I know that I cringe when the tech podcasters I follow venture into areas outside their expertise. Alas, having experimented with separating my many interests into separate blogs, I find treating these things as separate … Continue reading Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com

This Show Must Not Go On

This Show Must Not Go On Word have consequences and silence has meaning. We are better than what we have allowed or conspired to happen in our nation. If you are angered at that idea, screaming, “I didn’t do anything!” then you’ve proven my point. The hate driven divisive behavior from the “top” of our national culture needs to stop, like this newspaper, and work … Continue reading This Show Must Not Go On

Which Jesus?

I saw this post and immediately thought, “which Jesus?” It was complicated enough when the discussion was limited to personal piety, how to best live the words of the gospels, but to elevate things so that sins become crimes and that interpretations of the biblical texts become state issues is terrifying. Does anyone remember when civic western civilization last fell and religion stepped into the … Continue reading Which Jesus?

The Threat of Separation

You’re missing the point if you think that the fact that this little wasn’t separated from her mom invalidates the trauma she’s experiencing. The confrontation with authorities, the dehumanization of her parents, caused this level of panic. Now imagine the thousands where the child WAS separated from their mothers or fathers. Are you so callous and uncaring (or literal minded) that you can dismiss this … Continue reading The Threat of Separation

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In Good Faith/In Bad Faith – Easter 2018

In Good Faith is about the promises we make and the promises that are made to us. And “In Bad Faith” is the reality that it’s always more complicated than promised. How far off things are from the promises matters, and this needs to be addressed (thus this blog). For example, mom wants me to be in church this Easter Sunday. Being back in Las … Continue reading In Good Faith/In Bad Faith – Easter 2018