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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 1 minute ago. 1 Reply

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

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 5 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 Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 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

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 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

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

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Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2013 at 5:11pm

Nothing to do with cats:

the "Church Trap" at Burning Man (photo by Cory Doctorow)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2013 at 2:14pm

Good afternoon, sk8eycat.  Wonderful video.  I laughed a lot.  Very cute.  Good luck with your interview. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 12, 2013 at 10:55am

Good Morning.  I have to go interview a dog about a 4-week house-sitting job.  In the meantime, I'll leave you with this (if the link works)

Click here: If It Fits, I Sits

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 11, 2013 at 7:59pm

YouTube pulled the account with the cat-and-bell video; I posted what looks like the original in Atheist Ailurophiles: "Well-trained humans".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 11, 2013 at 4:41pm

Aww! Thanks for Happy GrandPawrents Day, sk8eycat.

I’d heard of Ameraican Sweet Gum, but not by the name Liquid Amber. I had no idea they were so troublesome. Catalina Cherry trees sound like a nuisance too near your house.

Booklover, I never realized that we’re lucky to only have trees  growing behind the house and sewer pipes only in the front. Your daughter’s boss and his wife don’t sound like the nicest people to work for. But my experience is most bosses aren’t great to underlings. Power makes people less empathic and more certain that their opinion is right.

Flying Atheist, just yesterday my husband and I were enjoying the way a woman’s ponytail bounced so sprightly as she jogged on a treadmill. ROFL over your cat monopoly ad.

Patricia, Futan is great! Thanks for the link.

I loved this video of a guy massaging a cat.

 

Comment by Plinius on September 11, 2013 at 1:03pm

That cat has such an attitude, pushing the bell! I wonder what else he wants us to do...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 11, 2013 at 11:58am

Grinning Cat, I love the cat video with the bell.  Thanks for posting. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 11, 2013 at 3:21am

That monopoly cat video was made by Parker Bros. as a promotion to advertise the fact that the cat game board piece is a new addition to the game.  It won in a popular vote.  I thought it was a cute video.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2013 at 1:18am

Carl, thanks for the giffs and Monopoly cat. Clever. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2013 at 1:12am

Mindy, I hate what your daughter experiences and feel for her. False accusations, especially when so blatantly placing blame on her with no evidence, would really get my goat! There comes a time when she will look for work someplace else. If she has been accused twice for no reason, she is entitled to an apology and has the right to issue an ultimatum. She doesn't benefit by people not showing her respect.
This situation is what I call the "Oh Well ... !" syndrome. Receive an insult or put-down or discount one time and just shrug it off with an "Oh Well!" and she receives another insult ... and says, "Oh Well!", pretty soon her life becomes "Oh well!".
I can't think of a better way to become depressed and self-loathing.
I know, she wants a job and to become independent. That is a noble goal. What price does she have to pay to keep that job? Is it worth it to her?
A first step might be to discuss her reaction with her supervisor or boss and set some ground rules. To be accused without evidence and to not be trusted and supported by her co-worker, is an insult, in and of itself. It is up to them to prove her guilt, not her to prove her innocence.

 

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