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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 7, 2013 at 1:02am

Comment by sk8eycat on March 7, 2013 at 12:19am

Joan, I forgot toadd that Jessi Arrington is a DELIGHT!  thank you for posting that link. I wish I had her figure and hairstyle, but neither is possible at my age.

(I'm still wearing some clothes that I bought at an outlet store in McMinville, Oregon almost 10 years ago.  Shoes, pull-on pants, tops, sweats, and a Chanel knock-off handbag...total for everything $75.) 

Comment by Steph S. on March 6, 2013 at 10:18pm

booklover - love that sign you posted. I hope everyone had a good day.

Comment by Steph S. on March 6, 2013 at 10:18pm

Comment by Lillie on March 6, 2013 at 10:12pm

sk8eycat, I had a badly infected tooth they were going to pull and the pain killer did not work.  They gave me two weeks of antibiotic and then pulled the tooth.  Didn't feel a thing.

Comment by Lillie on March 6, 2013 at 10:06pm

Happy Birthday, Shauna.  Beautiful girl.  Beautiful name.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thank you all for your kind posts and suggestions.  I'm using cold packs right now to keep the swelling down, and they also relieve the pain a bit.  I was told not to eat or drink anything warm or hot (like tea) for 24 hours, but I can have frozen yogurt and or ICE CREAM!  YAYYYY!

I just don't understand why the anaesthetic didn't work at all.  It never did make any part of my mouth or face very numb...I'm thinking of Bill Cosby's old routine about trying to talk after having a shot of the stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIq4OkCT_a8 (starting at about 2:22)  I used to get like that, but not today.

Yes, Ruth, the tooth was broken and disgustingly infected.  Does that cancel the pain-killer?  If I ever need to have that done again, I think I'll go to an oral surgeon and have pentothal!

Oh, well.  It's over.  I'll shut up about it.

Patricia, a friend of mine is in a similar situation, only she's the (atheist) mother, and it's her daughter who has been/is so hateful...  actually, abusive.  It's taken her several years to bring herself to break off communication because there's a little grandson that she's never met.  She's seen a few photos taken when he was a newborn, and that was it.

I don't know what the daughter's problem is, maybe she thinks atheism is contagious, and she's afraid her son will catch it, or what.

But, you do have company, if that's any comfort.

Comment by Nerdlass on March 6, 2013 at 9:15pm

What did he die of, might I ask?

50 is too young. That's how old my dad was when he died from a massive heart attack. :(

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 7:48pm

Here is spritely bit of sunshine with a great attitude, especially in this era. Wearing Nothing New: Jessi Arrington

It looks like she has fun and so do her companions. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 6, 2013 at 6:32pm

Sk8eycat, you're not a redhead, so maybe it's another reason such as a tooth infection. Your experience is uber scary. Thanks for the billboard link. It's good to see us getting a message out.

I never liked Laurel and Hardy or the Three Stooges for the same reason, Joan, excepting for the "Who's on first" routine which was relatively nonviolent. I was glad when NCIS toned down the head slapping. The early shows were disturbingly violent in that regard.

 

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