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Canceling the Bible (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Monday. 6 Replies

It would seem as though Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has caught wind of the "cancel culture" which has been doing the rounds in the United States, surrounding the removal of certain statuary which celebrates the losing side of the…Continue

Tags: cancel culture, Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Opening a Country With a Closed Mind (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jun 3. 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"

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Comment by Loren Miller on June 4, 2020 at 1:42pm

Are YOU a budding astronaut?  Do YOU think you could dock the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station?  Why not give it a shot?  SpaceX has released a pretty slick simulator which does an impressive job of recreating that experience.  Word of warning: this is NOT a game that goes quickly, though once you get your "rates" nulled out it goes pretty smooth ... IF you're not approaching the station too fast!  Here's a screenshot of the sim to give you an idea:

Comment by Patricia on June 4, 2020 at 2:08am

I think lockdown is necessary, most especially in the larger, more crowded countries.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2020 at 1:29am

A graph showing the UK and Scandinavia. Sweden has been criticised for its 'relaxed' attitude and attempt to build up general immunity.

Table showing coronavirus deaths in four countries, UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Comment by Patricia on June 3, 2020 at 3:39pm

Yes, we've done very well for the size of us.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 3, 2020 at 10:34am

I voted yesterday, by dropping off my ballot outside the elections office. Final results in Pennsylvania won't be certain for days, since the governor extended the deadline for six counties affected by "recent civil disturbances", including Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh area, to receive mailed ballots postmarked by Election Day. Some races still had clear winners, such as Joe Biden.

(I voted for Bernie Sanders, wanting him to have as many delegates as possible at the Democratic national convention, to strengthen his voice on policy. In November, I'm voting blue, up and down the ticket.)

Comment by Loren Miller on June 3, 2020 at 7:12am

Congrats on the new arrival, Randall!  My very best to all involved!

Comment by Randall Smith on June 3, 2020 at 6:35am

My state was one of 7 that held primary elections yesterday. Only 25% of my county's voters voted. I didn't because virtually all the contestants were Republicans. Except for the presidential race, there were few choices. I'll cast my ballot in November, for sure!

Comment by Ian Mason on June 3, 2020 at 2:36am

It looks like BC, like Denmark has come through things fairly lightly so far. I'm glad to hear that.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 3, 2020 at 2:35am

Thanks, all. His name is Douglas Jens Rayner. The names are chosen from great grandfathers on both sides.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 2, 2020 at 2:46pm

Congratulations on your new grandson, Ian!

 

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