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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 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 The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2017 at 6:58pm

Purchasing department orders too much skin.

Production department just incorporates the extra into the manufacturing process.

Product gets recalled by Public Relations because the change wasn't approved by the Cultural Diversity Team.

Typical corporate bungling.   

Comment by Loren Miller on October 24, 2017 at 6:41pm

GC, I was about to make your very point about Click and Clack (The Tappet Brothers!) and their law team, but you beat me to it!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 24, 2017 at 6:35pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 24, 2017 at 1:31pm

Catching up here... Chris, I'm glad you're safe! Lots of questions about governments not doing their job...

Patricia, I hope everything goes well! If it were me, I don't know if I'd prefer to be asleep through it all, or awake. I remember hearing about people being given drugs that not only keep you calm, but prevent strong (or any?) memories of the operation from being retained.

Loren and Spud, it feels weird to me to refer to a young Mormon missionary who's 18 or 20 as "Elder"! Anyway, it reminded me of Dr. Kellie's story of accidentally getting a pair of evangelists to reconsider knocking on her door: "what boobs are good for". :)

Wasn't Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe the law firm retained by the Car Talk guys?

Comment by Patricia on October 24, 2017 at 12:51pm

Ha, cute!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 24, 2017 at 12:28pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 24, 2017 at 12:24pm

Yes, Bertold.  I've always gotten a chuckle out of that law firm.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 24, 2017 at 11:31am

Reminds me of the famous law firm, Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2017 at 11:15am

Spud, if Cheatum wins his election, I hope he doesn't live up to his name.  

Chicago lies within Cook County, which has the dubious nickname "Crook County."

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 24, 2017 at 10:19am

I got this City councel election mailpiece today & thought the last guys name was amusing:

 

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