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I really love one-liners and quick comebacks...if you want to buy a book like The Portable Curmudgeon, check out Hlf.com. They have very good used books at iincredibly reasonable prices (plus S & H, of course)
Another good one is The Atheist's Bible. The following is in both books: "Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." H.L. Mencken
I've heard that one paraphrased as"...may be having fun."
And today, you could substitute "Fundamentalism" for "Puritanism."
Another paraphrased quote (From robert A. Heinlein's Friday):
"Most human progress has been made by people who got tired of being pushed around,"
PS: One of my favorite books is The Portable Curmudgeon, compiled and edited by Jon Winokur
Imagining yourself in someone else's situation is called empathy and it is one of the highest forms of evolution. Even rats exhibit empathy. The problem is that not every member of every species has evolved to this point, which results in something such as religion.
"...bigots are so stupid...."
That's the main reason they are bigots. They've never tried to imagine themselves in anybody else's situation.
No imagination, either. They've been brainwashed since infancy to know that they are the "right" kind of people, and that everyone who is not exactly like them in every way is "wrong."
G. B. Shaw - Caesar and cleopatra:
Pardon him. Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
Richard, if you need to vent.....please do. We all have moments when we just want to scream or when we need reality-based rational support from others. I wish we didn't have to still deal with this type of slander and ignorance in our supposed modern society.
An acquaintance sends me political emails. By the way, she is white, from Africa, and has made comments against Blacks and Jews.
This is the most disgusting, un-American, insulting, and vile email you have ever sent. I can't spend my day looking up every lie and half-truth, to dispute for you, when you wouldn't change your mind anyway. It would be up to you to research whether or not these horrendous claims are true or not.
Obama surrounded himself in the White house with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro- abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition. He aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host of other issues. He said he favors sex education in Kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination.
For you to even think about sending this out to a gay person shows your lack of knowledge, and your lack of character. What kind of woman cares so much about her own agenda, that she cares nothing for the real life concerns of another human being? You are not talking about "those people." I am one of those people. Where I stick it is none of your fucking business and in no way makes me a lesser person. I am a person who loves, hates, fears, laughs, cries, with all of the same emotions that you possess, except for the fact that I think, before I act.
You are so fucking full of shit and so is your email. These things have been disputed over and over again. I am a good and decent person and if I though these lies were true, I wouldn't be voting for Pres. Obama. But I also wouldn't be voting for that fool, Romney. I have no idea how the election is going to turn out, but the conservatives are running scared because these two narrow minded animal abusers are both fools and out of touch with the American people.
Get your head out of your ass and stop being lazy. Do the research yourself. But you won't because in your world, only you have the right to happiness and the right to express yourself. We can disagree about anything, but I will never tolerate anyone telling me that I am less of a person and/or that I deserve fewer rights or less happiness as an American. The fact that I was born, gives me the right to live my life as I see fit and I am not going to have some out of touch old lady, who knows little about science or history, or much about our constitution, to tell me that my feelings, my desires, and my rights do not matter.
You don't get a special pass to treat other people as if they are inferior to you or that their concerns are not as worthy as yours. I'll discuss and debate anything, but I'm not going to continue to debate all of these desperate lies and I certainly will not engage in any discussion of my worth as a person. I usually think of other people as being equal to me in all aspects of what makes us human, but in this case, I find you to be very inferior.
Indeed, Flying Atheist!
The Telegraph article has more details omitted from the Christian Post. Not only did daddy claim to have "intimate relations" with 10,000 women, but he never married.
It also mentioned that Ms. Chao, the daughter, has dated men and women.
Her father sounds like a real pig.
All right, dried figs are okay, especially when they're chopped up and added to other stuff...cookies, or breads.
My parente loved fresh figs with cream, and we had a tree in the back yard when I was a kid. Gag me!
In 1957 dad had all the fruit trees (peaches, plum, apricot) removed, and replaced them with a see-ment pond. What a waste!
(At least he spared the avocado tree...because it's on the other side of the driveway. It's enormous now, and still producing!)
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