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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 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




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?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2011 at 12:07pm
Some stores already pulling out christmas merchandise


Having Xmas shoved down our throats for three months out of the year just isn't long enough for some retailers.


Chicago Suntimes

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 10, 2011 at 11:11am

On a lighter note (but nevertheless with some "ha ha only serious"), I just enjoyed the book Ella Minnow Pea [in many libraries], set in an island nation whose ruling council become self-serving theocratic totalitarians.

Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island's Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl's fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.


Comment by Steph S. on September 9, 2011 at 10:03am

Fires across Central Texas have destroyed more than 35,000 acres and at least 1400 homes. 

The American Red Cross responded immediately by opening safe shelters, providing daily meals and giving a lot of emotional support. Now, the Red Cross will give residents gloves, boots, sifters, masks, shovels, sunscreen, and more to help them clear their property and search for personal items. The Red Cross is also preparing to provide mobile feeding services to neighborhoods without power after the fires.

An up-to-date list of open shelters and resources for evacuees, information about volunteering, and opportunities to donate remain available at

If you have not been impacted by a disaster this year, you can help turn heartbreak into hope by making a gift to the Red Cross. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to Disaster Relief, or go to to give even more.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 30, 2011 at 11:31am
Well put. Thanks for posting, Kathy.

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