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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2018 at 10:50am

Family gatherings: I spent last weekend with my daughter, her husband and my grandson James aka Jimmy Two-teeth and had a lovely time.

Comment by Plinius on October 6, 2018 at 1:28am

Good news, Ian! here it's about the same, but I think the government is only mouthing what we want to hear.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 5, 2018 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I like the "He should not be hired!" video.

Ruth, the image of a woman popping her teeth out when confronted with an intruder introduces a new weapon. Whatever works!  

Randy, a special day for you and your cousins! I wish the wait staff had taken the photo so that you could have been included in the photo. 

Ian, good news to learn that there exist reasonable conservatives. "They're feeling the pressure from below." We need a nation as willing to use pressure as yours. It is the only responsible thing to do. 

Comment by Patricia on October 5, 2018 at 2:10pm

Nice photo, Randy.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2018 at 9:54am

The newest proposal by the Danish government: by 2030 all new cars being sold must be hybrid, electric or other 'green' driven. This is from a conservative coalition. They're feeling the pressure from below. I don't know if it will become a reality but it's a good goal to set.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2018 at 9:50am

A nice family gathering, Randall.

Grannies can be pretty tough. Don't mess with them.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2018 at 7:23am

It's been several years (maybe 10?) since my cousins from my mother's sister got together. My sister and I met them at a local restaurant to catch up on our lives. We've all over 70 years old. My 3 male cousins are the "fat men" in the photo. Genetics are funny, as my sisters and I are short and thin. Anyway, we had a good time. 

Left to right: cousin #1 and wife, cousin #2, cousin #3's daughter, cousin #3 (in red), my sister.

Comment by Patricia on September 30, 2018 at 3:57pm

Don't mess with old people!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2018 at 3:48pm
Comment by Patricia on September 28, 2018 at 12:50am

 

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