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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 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

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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

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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 The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2017 at 12:25am

Kathy, that should be a fun visit for you.  I didn't know your gson lived so far from you.  Yes, too bad he couldn't bring his husband.

Disneyland is in Anaheim, CA.  Disneyworld is in Orlando, FL.  Please know this.  It may be on the final exam.  

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 12:11am
My favorite gson is coming in the weekend before the eclipse. He and his husband are living in CA now. Whichever town Disney World is in. He's coming in for his ten year reunion but I don't understand which one. He went to the Gatten Academy which is for advanced students when he was 16. So he finished his last two years of high school while starting his first two years of college simultaneously. So I'm puzzled by just which reunion it would be considered.
I suppose he will have a lot of reunions in his future: )
He'll be here to spend a night or two with us and that's wonderful. I'm just sorry his husband couldn't make it too.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2017 at 10:29pm

Bertold, I've never been a big country music fan either, but Glen Campbell had numerous hit songs that crossed over to pop music in the 1970s which helped define the sound of music during that decade.  I've always liked his music.  In addition to his own show, he constantly showed up as a guest on the plethora of music variety shows, talk shows, and entertainer specials that dominated television at that time.   

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 8, 2017 at 5:17pm

So long and a tip of the hat to Glen Campbell.

I've never appreciated country music much, but he was also one of the more talented members of the fabled wrecking crew, who were the soul of way more pop music hits than many realize.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 8, 2017 at 11:55am
But I do have a rather large collection from the early 1900s that my daughter brought over when she was moving her biological father's things. One, on religious, goes back to 1850.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 8, 2017 at 11:52am
I've got to get that from the library. I stopped buying booked several years ago. They take up to much space and weigh a ton of I need to move them.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 8, 2017 at 10:07am

As Maynard G. Krebs would say, He's, like, a real human being.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2017 at 9:59am

Bertold, my brother in law just finished that book and has raved about how good it is and what an impressive person Franken is.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 8, 2017 at 9:56am

I'm reading Al's book, Giant of the Senate. He quotes Kevin Drum in Mother Jones:

For the fat-cat donors, special-interest lobbyists and elected officials who usually run the Republican show, Trump is an invasive species. But he had grown large and strong in the manure they have spread across the political landscape.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2017 at 9:49am

Oh, Gods and Powers of the Universe, to have a president who has common sense!

 

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