We are moving our blog 2

I am transferring Quiner’s Diner to WordPress.org for a variety of reasons. I won’t bore you with the details.

The downside is that I am not able to take my WordPress.com followers with me (over 5000 of you).

I don’t want to lose you! And I hope to start blogging more regularly again.

The reason I have not been posting as often this past year is that the lion’s share of my time is spent blogging at www.iowansforlife.org. The pro-life cause is something my wife Karen and I are passionate about.

In addition, I blog for many of my Breakthrough Marketing customers.

Would you do me a favor?

Would you wait until tomorrow, go to quinersdiner.com at the new location, and subscribe? I want to stay in touch.

I hope to see you there.

Tom Quiner

P.S. Give us 24 hours to move the domain.

Ten reasons I may vote Trump/Republican this November 3

By Thomas J. Maly

1. I have wonderful neighbors.  They are welcome in my home almost anytime.  However, I have this quaint notion that they should knock and not just come in without permission.  Seems to me our country should expect no less.  A precondition for meaningful immigration reform is a secure border for our country.  I may vote Trump/Republican.

2.  I like the idea that “sheepdogs, i.e. police, will respond when the “wolves” in the world attack we sheep. I may vote Trump/Republican.

3. It causes me great anguish as I see reports of so many being  killed by gunfire in our cities, especially the tragedy of children being caught in the crossfire.  I may vote/Trump/Republican.

4. It warms my heart when unemployment is at 3.5%,  there is record low unemployment for virtually all minority groups, and fewer numbers of folks on food stamps.  I may vote Trump/Republican

5.  After several presidents who promised and then did not move the American embassy to Jerusalem, I respect a president who promised to do so, kept his word, and moved it.  I may vote Trump/Republican.

6.  I am pleased that the USA no longer depends upon OPEC and their ilk for a good part of our energy needs.  I may vote Trump/Republican.

7. Seems to me the notion of having judges who have their decisions guided by the Constitution rather than current sociological trends is a great one.  Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness works for me.  I may vote Trump/Republican.

8.  It has been refreshing to see a president who negotiates his way in the world emphasizing that trade not only be free but fair and that all pay their way in world bodies. I may vote Trump/Republican.

9. I am decidedly against politicos who bully Catholic nuns.  I may vote Trump/Republicans.

10. I have saved the most important reason for the last.  The ending of human life in the womb is the moral pandemic of our time – the slavery issue of our time/generation.  Abortion must be made unthinkable and illegal.  I may vote Trump/Republican.

Considering everything, there are a number of other reasons I could cite for voting Trump/Republican. This is my story – I’m sticking to it!

Blessings to all who read this.

[Thanks to Deacon Tom Maly for permission to publish this essay.]

The myth of the single issue pro-life voter 4

“How can you vote for that man and that party?”

the daughter sobbed hysterically to her shellshocked parents.

“You’re nothing but a single issue pro-life voter. I can’t even talk with you right now!”

In a conversation between a group of pro-lifers, the scenario above was reported not once, not twice, but three times. Has anything like this happened to you? More…

Fr. James Altman says the stakes are high when you vote 1

“You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period.”

These pointed words are stated by Fr. James Altman (above) from the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, in a video burning up the internet. More than a quarter of a million people have watched it on YouTube alone. Fr. Altman will surely get some pushback from some of his fellow clerics, even though Catholic Church documents, such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, state that Catholics can’t directly support certain issues such as abortion.

We’ll leave it to them to wrangle over the sensitive issue of forming consciences of faithful citizenship. More…