I sometimes question my sanity. In this case, was I crazy to go to a Thanksgiving gathering where there were 18 adults and 8 children in attendance? I was the only one to wear a mask--no guarantee to avoid Covid 19. I ate with the mask off of course.
The host (my son-in-law's father) is a preacher, so, of course, he had to give a prayer (blessing) with everybody holding hands. I quietly escaped the room feigning a bathroom "emergency". I have no idea what was in the prayer. Now for…Continue
Added by Randall Smith on November 27, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
-- H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe
Four years ago, the United States voted a political unknown into its highest office, at least in part on the pretense that perhaps a…
Since my Road Scholar trip to England was cancelled, Plan B called for a "vacation" to visit my sister in Edinburg, Virginia. I just returned.
From Indiana, I drove south of Cincinnati to Big Bone Lick State Park to see where pre-historic mammal fossils have been found. They got trapped in the salt lick mud. There wasn't much to see, but it was interesting.
I drove east to Red River Gorge area in Kentucky and hiked up to to see a natural bridge. Pretty neat. The next day, I…Continue
I just sent the following to Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, by email and physical letter:
26 September, 2020
Senator Rob Portman
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
I am writing you to insist that you do not under any circumstances endorse or vote for the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Please understand, as a non-religious American, it is not her…
I was doing something at my computer yesterday evening when my wife laid the news on me: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. My reaction wasn’t quite as though I had been punched in the gut, but it wasn’t much better than that. In the best of times, a loss of that nature would be considerable and its impact profound. Considering the current state of both American politics and jurisprudence, this news is potentially cataclysmic.
From the time of her entry into the…
The following is an excerpt from The Atlantic, dated 3 September, 2020:
On Memorial Day 2017, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, a short drive from the White House. He was accompanied on this visit by John Kelly, who was then the secretary of homeland security, and who would, a short time later, be named the White House chief of staff. The two men were set to visit Section 60, the 14-acre area of the cemetery that is the burial ground for those killed in America’s most…
I remember, well, the stories my parents and grandparents told me about The Great Depression I. One day, in 1929 or 1930, one set of grandparents were evicted from their home, their business was confiscated as were all the cars and trucks necessary to run a smal townl meat market. Households on both sides of my family moved in with relatives, they grew huge vegetable and fruit gardens, as well as raised chickens, beef, and pigs. The rich became richer and the working class became…Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 3, 2020 at 11:01pm — No Comments
This is yet another of my old blogs from Atheist Nexus, reprinted here because I think the topic remains timely and important. I hope you enjoy.
When the truth offends, we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there, but it is still there. Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid.
-- Comrade Valery Legasov, commenting on the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power…
Added by Loren Miller on September 1, 2020 at 7:50am — No Comments
The place is Earth Alliance Space Station Babylon 5, in the year 2260. The players are one “Mr. Morden,” a human representative of an ancient and powerful alien race known as The Shadows, and Vir Cotto, attaché to Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari. The Shadows have recently been supporting the Centauri in a considerable military campaign against another alien race: the Narn, and Cotto and Mollari both have been deeply involved in that conflict, though Vir has strongly opposed it from its…Continue
Am wondering whether there are any supporters of Trump and if so on what basis.
It was sometime during an average day in November of 2009 that someone over on the now-defunct Experience Project site told me about this other website: Atheist Nexus. Unlike EP, it was open to atheists ONLY, and was intended to be a place where atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and other freethinkers could express themselves and exchange ideas without the constant harangue of believers who were determined to convert us from our supposedly sinful ways. Having already grown tired of countering…Continue
Nowadays, everyone is talking about the trending photo editor tool named FaceApp. Is your social media also filled with younger, older, and gender-swapped pictures of your friends? Well, it’s all because of this incredible photo morphing tool of FaceApp. Isn’t it fascinating how your entire look changes with the help of just an app? This tool of FaceApp has taken all the platforms of social media by storm. Don’t you want to know what you will look like when you get 80 years older? Or how…Continue
Disney Plus has always been the most popular and well-known streaming service among its users. The increasing number of users of this application speaks louder about its popularity. If you haven’t tried this great streaming service yet, then you are missing out on all the amazing movies and shows that it offers. Streaming movies and shows on this application will provide you with the best quality audio and video streaming experience. There are other streaming services also that offer plenty…Continue
My name’s Bill, and I need all the help I can get to help my little girl, Bootsie. She is a “service” (therapy) dog – with all the real documentation from my doctor and all that – not some fake thing printed from the internet as a lot of people are doing these days.
I'm almost 70 years old – that little girl is just 10 – she has always been in excellent health, but a couple of weeks ago,…Continue
Added by bill storm on March 15, 2020 at 8:27pm — No Comments
In this digital age there are countless opportunities for people to earn a good and decent amount of money. The internet has provided an average person with the means to build their own successful businesses. And among many such opportunities one of the best ways to create your own source of income is by starting a book publishing…Continue
Added by Kathleen Judy on March 2, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments
The content we see on Wikipedia comes in forms of pages and articles. Every page has its unique name and information that you might not find anywhere else. These pages have not been there since ages; people create them over the course of time. Each page over the platform is create by a different person, whom we also know as a Wikipedia…Continue
L.o. fucking l, I officially pulled the trigger on my religion millions of years ago,but now there's a gaping hole in my brain. Don't worry,the holes is on the side of my fucked up mind so,nothing is leaking out(not to mention i shit out Allah a long long time ago). So what the fuck is the problem. I don't know
That same Allah fuck-nut once said "I am who i am",but i stole his words as he stole my life. But bye,"Allah" i don't care.
I remember defiantly walking half way across…Continue
Added by Clayton Rhofes on September 18, 2019 at 10:52pm — No Comments
Our brain size relates more to proportion than it does to intelligence. Our brain is smaller than a whale’s because our body is smaller. Still, your brain is structured in a way that enables you to survive and succeed. So would you believe that humans only use 10% of their brains instead of 100%?
If you want to understand it better I advise you to watch "LUCY". It’s one of the best movies. This movie talks about the capability of our…Continue
When young people are involved in religious door to door prostylizing (especially when an older man is over seeing a young woman) tend to think they may be foster kids. I want to drop them a note to help them excape the religious, or whatever else kind of 'trafficing' may be going on. My toung bleeds and I've learned that it's detremental to pass notes.
The guy in the attached video is good.