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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller 11 hours ago. 9 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

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

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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 Joan Denoo on December 8, 2016 at 1:43am

Kathy, there is something wonderful about getting to be an elder of the community. We can think and act according to our own lights and not be bothered if others don't like us for doing so. I love your spunk. 

When the school principal confronts you, know you have a cloud of witnesses sitting on your shoulders supporting you and your questioning his religious bullshit in a public school during assemblies. I will be with you and so will a lot of others of us. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2016 at 1:33am

Loren, it is a catchy tune. Lyrics were hard for me to hear, so: 


Well, my time went too quickly 
I went lickety-splitly out to my old fifty-five 
As I pulled away slowly, feelin' so holy, 
God knows I was feelin' alive 
And now the sun's comin' up 
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck 
Freeway cars and trucks 

Stars beginning to fade, and I lead the parade 
Just a wishin' I'd stayed a little longer 
Lord, don't you know the feelin's gettin' stronger 

Six in the morning, gave me no warnin' 
I had to be on my way 
Now the cars are all passin' me, 
Trucks are all flashin' me 
I'm headed home from your place 

And now the sun's comin' up 
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck 
Freeway cars and trucks 

Stars beginning to fade, and I lead the parade 
Just a wishin' I'd stayed a little longer 
Lord, don't you know, the feelin's gettin' stronger 

Well, my time went to quickly 
I went lickety-splitly out to my old fifty-five 
As I pulled away slowly, feelin' so holy, 
God knows I was feelin' alive 
And now the sun's comin' up, yes it is 
I'm ridin' with Lady Luck 
Freeway cars and trucks 
Freeway cars and trucks, 
Ridin' with Lady Luck 
Freeway cars and trucks, 
Ridin' with Lady Luck 
Freeway cars and trucks 
Ridin' with Lady Luck...

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2016 at 1:22am

Ian, thinking of you and your interview! Lots of positive energy going your way. I hope all works out to your benefit. 

Comment by kathy: ky on December 8, 2016 at 12:17am
I'm old. It doesn't take much to excite me. Lol
Comment by kathy: ky on December 8, 2016 at 12:15am
Godless Heathen is my new (offensive) shirt. To be worn to the annual school Xmas assembly. I get a perverse pleasure in offending all the 'good christians' with their shirts from their churches on.
I fully expect to be questioned by the, oh so religious, principal :)
Which will open the door for me to question his religious bullshit in a public school during assemblies.
I'm so excited....!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 7, 2016 at 11:36pm

Daniel, I read King Leopold's Ghost based on your recommendation a few years ago.  It was fascinating for its history and tragic as a story.  It pains me that we still today have to fight against the same attitudes of oppression and disdain toward others.      

Comment by Plinius on December 7, 2016 at 11:28pm

Thanks for the links, Joan. I'm aware of what happened in Congo, and the Netherlands have their own shameful colonial history: the genocide in the Banda Islands, the slave trade, the Dutch murderous reaction on Indonesia's bid for freedom and much more.

They like to say that there's no racism here, but it's not true. You can see it every time a white person's unauthorized feelings of superiority are ruffled, every time a coloured person has an opinion whites don't like. White reactions are really shocking then. Most white people are not aware of their white privileges, because those are so invisible and comfortable that you'd never notice their existence...

Comment by kathy: ky on December 7, 2016 at 8:16pm
Thanks for posting that Daniel. I was checking on that a few days ago but it was a few minutes free trial. I found all kinds of stuff in that short amount of time.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 7, 2016 at 6:00pm

Thanks Kathy.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 7, 2016 at 5:06pm
Spud, the first one isn't right but the rest are fine.
And you are correct. Pet's are expensive. The larger the animal the more expensive.
 

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