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Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

Today, against the better judgment of just about EVERYONE with a brain and hard data supporting them, Georgia is going to open back up for business, including hair salons, bowling alleys, and ... GYMS???  Perhaps the biggest Petri Dish of them all? …Continue

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Brian Kemp, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Evangelicals Unmasked (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 26. 4 Replies

After roughly two months of "shelter-in-place," it would seem that evangelical Christians are champing at the bit to get back to their money-making-machines churches, because empty pews mean empty collection plates, which means no moolah in pastors'…Continue

Tags: ReOpen, churches, COVID-19, coronavirus, America's Best Christian

Do As You're Told!

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 26. 8 Replies

Spreading this around......As someone with a Masters in disease control, you can only imagine the sheer hell on earth that Facebook is for me at the moment.From Chantelle who has impressively made the leap from bath bomb retailer to consultant…Continue

#NeverBiden is the New #MAGA! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 14. 9 Replies

Apparently there is a new hashtag out there: #NeverBiden.  Now, I'm not much of a hashtag follower, but it would seem as though America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers IS ... and she's not at all happy with the point of view represented by the…Continue

Tags: #MAGA, #NeverBiden, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian

Thou Shalt Stay the Hell Home! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 4 Replies

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is a scofflaw as it comes to the whole "shelter-in-place" order ... ESPECIALLY when she has such a FABULOUS place to shelter in!  Problem is, she sees way too many other…Continue

Tags: virus, corona, shelter-in-place, , , America's, Best, Christian, , , Betty, Bowers"

Stay at home order

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 6. 5 Replies

Not only should the Federal government issue the "Stay at home" order, but all medications should be negotiated through the nation and health care should be provided to all inhabitants, citizens or not. From where will the funding come? From those…Continue

Tags: socialist, profits, capitalist, free, speech.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2019 at 11:58am

Spud, that black booted dog is Michelle's and he is super hyperactive, never stops running. He knocks me down all the time and sometimes I have to crawl opn my hands and knees to get to a chair or porch so that I can get up. Zeek is terrible for Larry because he is crippled from childhood polio, leaving him with one leg 2" shorter than the other. 
We constantly work with Zeek to get him to stop bowling us over, but Zeek is Zeek. He should not be on this place. However, even Larry loves that damned dog, as do I. 

Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2019 at 7:33am

Not me, Randall. We had some issues with insurance companies, a court case about an allowance - we've worked like mad to get things right.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 23, 2019 at 7:00am

I agree, Tom. Perhaps members have the summer time lethargy. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 22, 2019 at 2:29pm

I've been guilty of posting less, Tom. But no solutions here for reinvigorating AN.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on August 22, 2019 at 11:36am

Ok, who among us will join an effort to restore AN’s vigor? How?

Perhaps by going back into a discussion’s history and adding posts to issues relevant to our present times? Perhaps another way?

Comment by Plinius on August 22, 2019 at 8:22am

I don't feel up to it, Ian, but on the other hand it's not sensible to leave the job for people that WANT power. Organising is best done by people that don't want power.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2019 at 8:01am

That's funny, GC.

Good picture, Joan. At first glance I thought is was a safety precaution for if you felt out of the chair. As it is, you fell asleep.

Chris, would we really want the worry of putting everything right?

Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2019 at 7:10am

Great picture of you Joan! I'll share one of mine showing Hutterite mother and daughter. And yes, I've been to and seen most of those places you asked about. It's your neck of the woods I haven't explored.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2019 at 6:53am

Joan, that dog looks like it's got black boots on.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2019 at 6:52am

Love that satire, GC.

 

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