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10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

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Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2011 at 1:47am

At one time, some denominations -  especially Catholics and Methodists did offer free medical care.  The wild west period and the leper colony in Hawaii come to mind.  There are probably places in the world where they offer free medical care today.  However, the US doesn't appear to be one of them.  Religious hospitals appear to cost more than public hospitals,  They can also refuse services they don't like - for example voluntary sterilization.  Besides, my friend got knee surgery in Ron Paul's old hospital and they left her in puddles of her own pee and fed her only foods she was allergic to, because they could not perceive how a person who was allergic to fish would not want to eat fish during lent or any other time.  Thank goodness, her mother came to help her or I don't know what would have happened.  In the end, she was lucky to walk again after a simple joint repair. 

Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 1:42am
Well, the Republican guy just won the special election for the 2nd district seat in the House of Representatives in Nevada. The future looks bad for all the unemployed Nevadans as well as the rest of the country. I'm pissed because this guy sent out scare literature picturing a horrified old woman and saying the Democratic candidate was going to take away Social Security and Medicare, whereas the Democratic candidate sent out a well-reasoned pamphlet stating what she had done for Nevada as Treasurer, and what her goals were if elected to the House. So much for a civilized campaign. Now WHO'S going to take away SS and Medicare??????
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 1:35am
Actually, in Medieval times, churches DID offer medical care, such as it was. People usually went there simply in order to die. You can't criticize people who really DO try to help others, simply because they believe in fairy tales. The religion itself may be bad, but that doesn't mean the believers always are.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:20am
its sick. the guy says the cj\hurches used to take dare of people.  when? ive been around for a long time and i dont recall any church ever offering free medical care
Comment by sk8eycat on September 14, 2011 at 1:18am

Anybody else remember when marijuana was sometimes called "tea"?

 

This is petty of me, but I'm disgusted that these revolting people have usurped the name of my favorite beverage. 

Furball Party is a more accurate description.

Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:13am
wow! i hope they enjoyed their tea
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2011 at 12:57am

This is even worse:

Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/audience-tea-party-debate-cheers...

 


 

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 13, 2011 at 11:37pm

Yes Chris, I've just been reading about it. When Did CNN Become a Shill for GOP Extremism and the Tea Party? Together with news about Perry the whole thing makes me sick.

Perry , Tea Party ( urp! )

Comment by Paula T. on September 13, 2011 at 10:44pm
Grinning Cat, I love the title.  While talking to someone about it, I said the title out loud.  It sounded like LMNOP, the sequence in the alphabet.  The books sounds great - it's on the top of my 'to read' list.
Comment by Chris Dodds on September 13, 2011 at 10:14pm
Anyone else disgusted that the Tea Party got their own debate on CNN last night?
 

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