Donald R Barbera's Blog (206)

TIED MY ASS

TIED MY ASS—I'm a day late and a dollar short in publishing this, because I wrote it over two months ago, which is a long time in political hogwash.

It's August and I'd be willing to bet my last dollar that by the time voting begins in November the media will say the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 14, 2016 at 10:16pm — 29 Comments

THE TALK

THE TALK

Traditions pass along through family lines and are thought to bring unity and civilization in what can be a confusing world. During this dangerous time of white police killing blacks and blacks killing law enforcement officers perhaps it is far past time to speak of a family tradition passed along in most black…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Book Review--Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Large and In Charge—Maybe

Human beings like to think “I am the master of my fate:  I am the captain of my soul,” but  bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow makes clear in his New York Time number one book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior that isn’t the case. Mlodinow takes the reader through an easily readable scientific tour of how the brain works and how much the unconscious mind influences decisions that we are not aware…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

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It finally drove me to writing. I was going to say drink, but it’s before 8 am here, although I have been known to have an occasional rum for medicinal purposes. I’m here because I was cleaning out the email that managed to escape my blocker and became infuriated by something that has irked me for…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 8, 2016 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Bigotry & Bathrooms

Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

CROTCH WATCH: NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA

I've been gone for a while because of a car accident. Enough said. I thought I get back into the flow of things by bringing up a subject many in the United States are frightened by--SEX!

(The sign on the right is in a Kroger grocery store in Texas. It has been…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 21, 2016 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, BUT THE MOVIE IS—AGAIN

Recently, I watched a movie named “God Is Not Dead 2” fully intending to remain neutral although I’d already seen “God’s Not Dead.” The first movie sucked and this one is even worse. It is more propaganda than a movie and the proselytizing is obnoxious. Once again, those poor Christians are…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2016 at 9:42pm — 19 Comments

What, When, Where, Who and How

Thinking is a terrible thing. If done correctly it ought to frighten you and shake you from your comfortable foundations, because it should reveal things, raise questions and challenge your ideas about yourself, your beliefs and the world.

In…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 12, 2016 at 8:50pm — 21 Comments

Book Review: Bertrand Russell: My Philosophical Development (Five Stars)

This book is not an easy read. In fact, some portions are most difficult especially when Russell speaks of applied mathematics and Euclidian geometry. It may help if the reader has knowledge of those areas, but more than likely it will not. Probably, the most important comparison is the realization that Russell’s life…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 26, 2016 at 10:05am — 5 Comments

Book Review: Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

David Silverman is one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. Known for his appearances on FOX News and his in-your-face brand of atheism. Unfortunately, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World could have been a much better manifesto if not for the small portions filled with assumptions and flawed cause and effect analysis. Nevertheless, it is a useful guide for integrating activism into the atheist movement.

While Silverman advocates…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 8, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

When Deer Attack

Recently, while going to my favorite “catch and release” fishing hole I was attacked by a gang of deer. By the time they finished I was barely alive. I suffered lacerations, contusions and a concussion along with extreme embarrassment.

Two weeks later, it happened again except this dangle of deer were extremely…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 7, 2016 at 2:50pm — 10 Comments

The Season to Be Jolly?

‘Tis the season to be jolly—for some. Increasingly, Christmas has become one of my least favorite holidays. I can’t stand Christmas.

I am usually the Grinch of the Christmas season at least in my mind. I intentionally hold my tongue and let others enjoy one on the most…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 23, 2015 at 3:39pm — 7 Comments

Attention! Serious Researchers

I have used this site for years for serious research on a variety of subjects. These are peer reviewed articles and journals. I've included this for any who may be interested. I also have a link to the Stanford University Library which is also an excellent site.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 16, 2015 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Hello Jesus!

Added by Donald R Barbera on November 9, 2015 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

God Doesn't Make Mistakes (WARNING: Contains horrific photo)

God's track record in making mistakes is long. Perhaps, the biggest happened early in his creative endeavors when he destroyed the world because his people were having a good time and ignoring him. Who needed the bother? He didn't get it right in first attempt. I would call that a major error, one that most Christians ignore.

Of course, I'm leading up to something and it is the number of posts saying "God Doesn't Make…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 12, 2015 at 8:00am — 21 Comments

Name That Tune

Boom-shakalockalocka—boom shakalockalocka—ramalama ding dong—fee fee-fy fy-fo fo fum—na na nana, na na nana, hey hey hey—doowahdidhe—sha la la—day o umba day o mambu ji ay o—Iko iko, iko iko unday Jockomo feeno ah na nay Jockomo feena nay



Even though Sly and the Family Stone or Dennis Edwards might…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 7, 2015 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Those Family Loving, God Fearing Republicans and Preachers?

Why do I pick on Republicans and Religionists? Simple, they are ridiculously easy to shoot down when they tout family values and religious dogma. I am completely aware that Democrats are probably just as bad, but family values, God and, well, racism, has not been big-ticket items for them. In fact, Dems make for very dull reading, but Republicans and preachers? My tongue drools at the mere thought of it. When the emperor has no clothes, I'm just as qualified as anyone else…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Testing to See if Anyone Can Read This!

Added by Donald R Barbera on September 22, 2015 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

Do Not Pass Go

Who the fuck wants a virgin anyway, much less 72 of them? When it comes to fucking, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It’s like the old Wimpy promise of “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” If that were the case why bother marrying if a virgin is your highest goal. 

In fact, why…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 29, 2015 at 10:02am — 35 Comments

CASTING STONES IN GLASS HOUSES

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?-- Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)

“Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Stone,” is a well-known quotation from the Bible. In many neighborhoods, the equivalent advice was “people who live in…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

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