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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 59 minutes ago. 12 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 12 hours ago. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 5:59am

Hey guys, great dog pics! Love 'em. Getting ready to head out for work. Soon these mad hours will moderate, will have more time for you guys. Until then, this is my favorite breed, have owned 3 over my lifetime. Just adore them. Beagles.

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 5:52am

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 5:50am

Patricia, booklover and sk8eycat - those are great!

Thanks for making me smile this morning - drinking coffee and getting ready for work and school.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 5, 2012 at 12:26am

Thanks for the dog pics, guys. I especially like Tab and the animated gif (both of which I've copied). Sleep well, folks.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 9:53pm

Yes, I think Malemutes are bigger-boned and slightly more muscular than Huskies, too.

I was a little bit off on the timing of Jasmine the Sammy's pregnancy; the puppies (6, according to the latest exam) are due this weekend, and I've been promised photos ASAP.  I promise to post the best one(s)...Jasmine is such a good mom!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 4, 2012 at 7:27pm

Patricia, I just e-mailed the "Flower Dog" to a friend who used to breed Siberians...they don't always have blue eyes, or bi-eyes...I think about 50% have brown eyes.  Most of hers did.  The main difference (I think) is the width of the head and the size of the ears.  The puppies she bred were adorable. 

She now lives in Oregon, and is raising Samoyeds.  She only has two, both AKC champions. (BFD) She just bred the older one for the 3rd, and last, time.

Her last 2 Siberians: Amber (the mother - red) on the right, and Rainbo (bi-eyed, wolf grey) on the left. 12 years ago. This was their first real snowfall...both were born and raised in Pasadena, CA.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2012 at 6:44pm

Booklover, cute x2

Patricia, I like the xtian guide, and I think Malamutes & Huskies are quite attractive.

Steph, I like standing for Wookie national anthem.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2012 at 2:43pm

That dog looks like it's been at the catnip, Ruth. What breed is it, Patricia?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 4, 2012 at 1:22pm

Great picture, Tony. I'm reposting it in Wonderism. Thanks

Thanks for the laugh, Steph. Here's my contribution.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2012 at 11:40am

LOL Steph!

 

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