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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

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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

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 11:44pm

Chris (Plinius): I hope you're not eating too many eggs. The same thing is creeping into DK now, despite official assurances that there was no problem.


Comment by Chris on August 9, 2017 at 11:18pm

Thanks for the  links Carl.

I recall seeing shadows like this during the  Transit of Venus. It might have been viewable with the small blockage of the sun from Venus because the sunlight was filtered throuth leaves of tall trees in the later part of the day. I should have take photos as evidence.

Comment by Chris on August 9, 2017 at 9:26pm


I can't drive nine miles up there road to a tiny town called Central City. Totality is 100%. Or I can stay home and have over 99% totality. I don't know if the few extra seconds would be worth the crowd.

The crowds are why I was hoping to find an accurate map. There are many places along the route  where totality would be viewable without the crowds. 

Unfortunately, it was too late for me to get a flight into Harrison AK. He doesn't want to deal with the crowds and traffic either. I'll try to visit him within the next few months. I'd like to be able to point him to an area without crowds. He has a cousin that has a telescope.

I was going to bring my telescope with me. Without a telescope so you could watch  solar flairs seeing totality doesn't matter much.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 8:44pm
@Carl, you are correct. Matt continued to live and work in ky while his husband did the same in Az. But they both took jobs in Ca in May. They were married a year ago in AZ and had a bicoastal marriage until this year. I miss Matt but I'm happy that they finally get to live in the same state : )
Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 2:26pm

Things change quickly when there's money involved, Thomas.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 9, 2017 at 1:57pm

....Back in 1969 our boy scout troop went to Disneyland in Anaheim. It was a lot of fun for us lasted all day. Fast forward to sometime in the 1980s I moved a family to Anaheim and it was a miserable experience. It was during the Summer and the air quality was bad and brownish orange color. When I got home I was coughing and pounding headache. At that time Disneyland was suffering loss of visitors.

  I think it has improved since then and one reason was because of Disneyland effecting the city counsel to improve the air quality.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 9, 2017 at 1:40pm

   I can't remember but are many session musicians the cream of the top and often find some are multi-instrumentalist ? And I think Steely Dan were, at at time, studio players.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 1:11pm
Ian, I rarely think much of what the critics give high marks. I'm not sure what that says an me or them iffy anything.
To each his own?
Comment by Ian Mason on August 9, 2017 at 11:04am

I'd never heard of 'the wrecking crew' before, so thanks.

You're quite right, Carl although some go on to stardom. Richie Blackmore was a session man at Joe (the man who said 'no' to The Beatles) Meek's studio and Jimmy Page played on more hit songs at various studios than anyone else in the early 60s.

The Joe Meek story has been filmed. The critics didn't think much of the result but I enjoyed it.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2017 at 10:11am
Thanks for the correction Carl. I always reverse the two. And it's not worth the bother to look it up Everytime. It's just one of those things that I can't remember
: )

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