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Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 7:49pm

What's this? More Texas atheists?  Oh my!  Sorry Candace - guess this old gal needs a spell checker.  i'm just north of Dallas in Denton County.

I think we talked about that before - Bedford is not that far either.

I've always liked Austin but liked even better before it got so very big.

 

Comment by Julie Carter on July 19, 2011 at 7:38pm
@Candace, that is great! I'm in Bedford (work in Las Colinas), and I know LOTS of people that would LOVE that bumper sticker! Most of my friends refuse to cross into Dallas County these days (they're all in Fort Worth), but I can be happy almost anywhere in DFW. But my true home is Austin, though I only lived there in college. Someday I may move back.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 7:16pm

Candance I live in TEXAS and think you're in a conservative area.  Here it's all a cross wrapped in a flag.

 

Links:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-use-solar-e...

 

https://secure2.convio.net/sierra/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&pag...

Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Yes, I do.  I even have a partner and we spend a few hours a week to learn songs to sing in two part harmony.  The first song we ever did was Sisters from White Christmas.  We are both hams and love the attention, and the other members ask for it, so they get it.  And all at my little College Station get-togethers.  We have a close group.  Maybe I'll have to stop in on a Dallas meeting with my best friend who lives there, and is also an atheist.

 

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 6:57pm

Could be that sign alongs are illegal in Texas.

Now Candance, ole Thomas and I were very close friends so I must be older then you. 

BTW...If any one is interested in alternative energy my home town of San Antonio, TX will (in 6 years) be the first city to go all solar.  They are dumping coal and going with solar.  If one can do it so can others.

As for storage for night use that has been resolved as well.  Interested? Have links will share.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 6:08pm
Hm...I was 5 when it came out then.  I don't know if I was watching it back then.  Either way, long enough time for me to learn the Preamble the hard way.  No way I was going to remember it for 4 or 5 years.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:55pm
Some days I feel old enough to have been one of the founding mothers.
Comment by dr kellie on July 19, 2011 at 5:47pm

Schoolhouse Rock aired the Preamble first in 1976.  Neat timing.

 

I was 8 that year, and you can bet I had that catchy tune down in no time.  I couldn't believe that other kids didn't know it two or three years later when we had to memorize it for school. 

 

I can attest that NOTHING brings  Progressives partygoers to their feet like when I break out my guitar and start playing it.  Talk about a sing-along.  Fun!

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 19, 2011 at 5:26pm

It matters not how we learn, only that we do.  Suffrerin' Till Sufferage needs to have a come back.  What are women thinking today?  My children sang Conjuntion Junction till some days I thought I might cry if I ever heard it again. Then again they learned from that little song and that makes it alright with me.

 

The best of the Internet is lost because the sites most used are the ones that show on a quick search.  There is so much to learn and know about the constitution.  When in debate about an amendment I often use case law, this is but one of their links.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 19, 2011 at 5:01pm
I think I had to memorize it before Schoolhouse Rock did this.  It would have made it sooo much easier.
 

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