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Evangelicals Unmasked (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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

Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Apr 27. 1 Reply

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

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 Randall Smith on April 7, 2020 at 6:49am

Amen to what has been said about Trump here. I hate him so much, that I refuse to look or listen to him. He makes me ill.

State parks in Indiana are still open, but they are being swamped with people seeking some place to go. They'll soon close, I'm sure.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 7, 2020 at 3:09am

I think Covid-19 will be with us until a vaccine is developed and administered worldwide, just as happened with diseases that kill throughout human history.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 7, 2020 at 1:50am

Patricia, life will be a new normal. Keep in mind, "normal" is not the same as "healthy!" The world you and I grew up in can not function as "healthy." We had remnants of racism, and sexism continued unchallenged until the "Me Too" movement caused many to wake up to the damage that sexism caused. If we have a new normal, perhaps we can make it a more healthy one. 

What would a new healthy normal be for you? 

I want to live in a world where race is celebrated, including colors, regalia, food, dance, music, and traditions have value. 

I want to speak my mind and be able to stand up against ridicule and criticism, and I want the males and females of my family to have those skills, as well. 

I want to live in a world without violence; people learn the skills of communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and management of emotions. 

I want to live in a town, county, state, and nation that values individual rights, and corporations do not have the rights of a person. 

I want to live in a government that serves the needs of people, empowering the able while caring for those unable to care for themselves. 

I want medical care for all citizens or not because sickness and disabilities impact us all. 

OOPPSS too many words!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 7, 2020 at 12:15am

Celandine is very pleasant for the eyes and the first plant that flowers in the woods, a sure sign of Spring.

Yes, Joan the graph is very much the same as on the news here. There weren't many cases in mid.March but presumably the infection was spreading and incubating at that point. Caution is still required to restrict a new upsurge. State TV's doctor says that most of us are going to catch it at some point but that the health service won't be overwhelmed. Vaccinations against pneumonia are being made available for over-65s and those in vulnerable groups as it's oppotunistic lung infections that are the killers when people are weakened by C19.

Patricia, that's a good description of the narcissistic, little baby.

Comment by Patricia on April 6, 2020 at 11:10pm

Which is why I think life will never be ''normal'' for we seniors again.

Comment by Plinius on April 6, 2020 at 11:08pm

A description of a sad nutcase, Patricia.

Congrars, DK! Here it's about the same, the infection curve is flattening! We can change that by abandoning the restrictions, but we won't do that, I read that we'll have Covid 19 with us for years....

Comment by Patricia on April 6, 2020 at 7:07pm

From Kevin Drum
I don’t suppose anyone is in the mood to hear this, but have you noticed that Donald Trump hasn’t seized more power during the coronavirus emergency even though it gives him a perfect excuse to do so? In fact, if anything, he’s been eager to push authority down onto the states and away from the federal government.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s an odd thing, but Trump has never been hungry for power. On the contrary, he’s afraid of power because he’s afraid of being truly responsible for anything. He much prefers to delegate and blame.
If not power, what then? Trump is driven by a desire for attention and praise—and its flip side, revenge against those who malign him. He doesn’t care one way or another who’s in charge of things. He just wants all the credit.
This is why, in the end, he’s neither an autocrat nor an authoritarian. He’s just a sad little man who craves approval but has never gotten it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 5:12pm

Ian, hopefully, and thankfully DK may have reached the peak of infections. I am interested to see if the models correctly describe the progress. 

In Denmark, from Feb 27 to 2:00 am CEST, 6 Apr 2020, there have bee...

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 4:48pm

Enough of the name and science of the flower, I liked it because it grew as a groundcover in a place where I could get nothing else to survive. 

I missed the anemones and violets. I tried, and failed, to grow anemones; their color brightens a meadow. Violets sprung up everyplace; I let them grow unless they interfered with some other plant.

Ian, thank you for your lovely spring scenes. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2020 at 4:42pm

"Ficaria verna, (formerly Ranunculus ficaria L.) commonly known as lesser celandine or pilewort.

"Celandine is an Ingredient in an antiretroviral drug that may act against the Epstein-Barr and herpes viruses. Ukrain, derived from celandine, is available by prescription in Europe but not approved for use in the United States."

https://www.best-home-remedies.com/herbal_medicine/herbs/celandine.htm

 

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