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Comment by booklover on August 16, 2012 at 6:08pm

ha ha ;)

Comment by Patricia on August 16, 2012 at 1:10pm

Idaho, that video was just something I saved from an email as I thought it was hilarious. Most likely real as far as I can tell.....seems to me it was from the LOL Goggies, but am not sure.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 11:35am

The wide-open eyes on that cat looking at the jumping dust-bunny is so amusing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2012 at 11:26am

So, the xtian mafia is going around breaking legs?  I'm not surprised. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 11:04am

Thanks for the link Paula.  I thought replacement feet was just a joke, but I can believe they might be needed sometimes.  It is sad (and anger-inducing) that we have to put-up with vandalism from those 'loving' people.

I like several of those takeoffs on the fish.  My favorites are the one that says "Bite Me" and the fishy rocket ship that says "Science".

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 10:37am

Love the sign Joan.

How's everyone doing today?

I enjoy your company. : )

Comment by Paula T. on August 16, 2012 at 10:17am

Wonderful sign, Joan!  Some people figure if the parenting styles of their parents worked for them so why try any other way?  I made conscious decisions to NOT repeat some of the things my parents did raising me.  Although my kids are not perfect, they are self-assured, confident, and know they are valuable and loved.  And I always gave gentle reminders about manners and never had to 'ground' them for any reason.  You get what you give :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2012 at 10:01am

via Patricia, Great poster. Even children or adults with severe brain dysfunction can be trained, and if not, other arrangements can be made to not take them to retail establishments. A badly behaved mentally healthy child reflects poor parenting techniques. Effective parenting is so easily learned, and easily accessible, there is no reason to do a poor job. 
For those parents with mentally disabled children, the public has a responsibility to learn and understand challenges they face and not add to the problems.

The sign has a valid message; I agree and reposting.

   

Comment by Paula T. on August 16, 2012 at 9:36am

I laughed when I first saw the replacement feed, then felt sad that such a loving bunch of people would vandalize.  Not very secure in their beliefs, eh?  Here is the link...scroll down about 3/4 of the way

http://www.evolvefish.com/fish/emblems.html

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 9:29am
Tony I love your puppies picture! So cute!
Well I do much better without any wheat, and I eat lots of protein so for me the wheat free lifestyle is working. So just find out what works for you. Anyways, the book is fascinating and well written. He discusses how humans evolved and what our ancestors ate. I am enjoying the book.
 

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