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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago. 98 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 13, 2017 at 1:57pm

Nice desk, Flying Atheist. It's good your niece wanted your piano. Be well!

My garden sports two Heleborus flowers and two snowdrop buds. It's been wiplash weather, 60 degrees by day followed by deep snow at night.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 11:13am

Glad you're doing well Carl.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 13, 2017 at 7:46am

Carl, I know you usually keep your health issues to yourself which is admirable. But with all your past problems, we like to have occasional updates. Sounds like you're doing great! I forget, do you drive a vehicle?

The desk looks really neat, something to treasure. Good luck with your projects.

Comment by Plinius on February 13, 2017 at 2:56am

Good to hear, Carl! It´s a beautiful desk, and I wish you good luck with clearing the extra stuff! It´s the same here, and I try to smuggle out things my pack rat husband would have kept...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 13, 2017 at 12:47am

Hi, Randy, thanks for asking.  I'm doing quite well.  Just getting over a mild cold, though.  It wasn't anything major but I did lose my voice for two days.

I've been preoccupied lately with all my worldly possessions.  My apartment right now looks like a storage locker.  I'm trying to scale down, so I'm gathering up piles of items and clothing in my living room that will be given to charity or possibly sold.  

But further complicating the matter is the fact that I've also recently accumulated boxes of personal items and furniture from my parents house, as they are moving this spring into a retirement community.  Currently my living room is unusable so I've mostly been living out of my kitchen and bedroom.  I want to move this year as well so this giant mess is necessary in helping me to scale back and consolidate.  

I gave away my piano (which I haven't played in years) to my appreciative niece.  Glad I did that.  Now I have room for all the new stuff I just obtained!  lol

I did acquire a nice desk that I love which was originally my grandparent's, so it has sentimental value as well.  

Comment by Randall Smith on February 12, 2017 at 7:38am

Happy birthdays to Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, born on this Feb 12, 1809. I have yet to read it, but I'm eager to discover The Book That Changed America, How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation (by Randall Fuller). I'm sure there's more of a connection between the two men besides sharing a birthday.

Hope you all have a good day and week.

Carl, how are you doing?

Comment by Chris on February 10, 2017 at 1:49pm
Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2017 at 1:31pm

That's really funny, GC.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 10, 2017 at 10:35am

Plinius, thanks for passing along Bernice King's advice on dealing with the 45* regime. (Given the questionable election, and borrowing sports records notation, he'll always be the asterisk president.) It's especially sensible to assign his actions to "the Republicans", to let them become very worried about reelection.

The image of parents spinning in their graves reminded me of this prescient Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoon. Maybe the ever-increasing Republican outrages are actually an American energy-independence plan! :)

Washington D.C., early twentieth century (two men in suits) “I will not let your bill pass! Why... the Founding Fathers would be spinning in their graves!” “Precisely.” “Hm?” “Come with me.” (crypt with circles on wall, labeled “Adams”, “Madison”, “Hamilton”, “Jefferson”, “Washington”, “Fra[nklin]”) “Americans believe their power comes from coal and oil, but they ran out decades ago.” “So... every time a right is violated or an illegal war is started or an unfair tax is levied...” “The country survives for another year.” “So... about that bill...” (newspaper headline: “NICARAGUA INVADED!” another article: “Energy Prices In Sharp Decline”)(click, then click again, to enlarge to full size)

Comment by Chris on February 10, 2017 at 2:36am

The Fascism poster is available here

You could probably put that on your front door with the blood of an animal...

http://www.thinknot.net/easter.htm

 

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