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A first act is a classy one…

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One of President Trump’s fist acts is  one of  individual charity and personal generosity.

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January 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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Dolly Parton steps up…

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Singer Dolly Parton is putting  her money  where her mouth  — and heart  — is by having her Dollywood Foundation establish a fund to provide $1,000 a month to the families in her area affected by the devastating fires in Tennessee.

Compare this to the big celebrities who make grand statements and do next to nothing.

If you aren’t aware of the fires in Sevier County, Tennessee,  this will give you an idea of the destruction.   Do note the one thing which survived the total loss of this home.

Here’s another  found treasure  which will astonish.

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December 1, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Hillary’s favorite charity…

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…is herself!   96% of Hillary and Bill’s  charitable contributions   went to the Clinton Family Foundation,  which is separate from the Clinton Foundation,  but still controlled by the Clintons.   Can we say second slush fund,  boys and girls?

 

 

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August 13, 2016 at 10:08 am

Dos Equis disaster…

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Dos Equis beer  has fired  its spokesman,   Jonathan Goldsmith,  after a decade of wildly successful ads featuring the tanned and bearded actor, which boosted the Heineken-owned brand from just about nowhere to a world-famous brew.   Aside from the fact that the ads were highly entertaining and deliciously tongue-in-cheek,  Heineken may be misreading its target audience.

Mr. Goldsmith  has moved on to doing public service announcements for one of his favorite charities,  the Make-A-Wish Foundation-Vermont.   You can see his final ad for Dos Equis,  featuring him blasting off to Mars, here.   I hope he will do as splendidly for the charity as he did for the beer.

 

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March 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm

Smart charity…

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An Alabama church is  paying off  the payday loans of 48 people,  church members and not, totaling $41,000.   Senior Pastor Van Moody is requiring those whose loans are paid to undergo financial counseling and attend financial workshops so they don’t get in the same fix again.

This is not only a fine example of Christian charity,  but also one of smart charity,  because it will help these people avoid the misery of hopeless debt.   Public education should begin teaching basic budgeting and finance in junior high school.  Of course,  public education doesn’t teach anything very useful any more, so this is probably just a dead horse to beat on.   The lesson here is that you not only help people,  you help them avoid the bad choices which landed them in trouble.   This is a lesson the government and progressives never,  ever learn.

 

 

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March 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

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Chick-Fil-A helps out…

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The corporation made  an exception  to its closed-on-Sunday rule by opening several outlets in Texas with volunteer employees to distribute free food to responders and others affected by the tornadoes in the area.

One need not be a Christian to do good,  nor even be particularly religious,  but it certainly seems to help drive the impulse for useful charity.

 

 

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December 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

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A lovely gesture…

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…for the sons of a fallen deputy sheriff.   When it’s so fashionable to hate on law enforcement and remain willfully blind to the fact that they are the ones who stand between the good guys and the bad in many neighborhoods,  it did my heart good to read  this story.

 

 

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May 18, 2015 at 10:17 am

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