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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

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Comment by booklover on February 4, 2013 at 8:16am

Comment by booklover on February 4, 2013 at 8:14am

Felaine, that Flashmob brought tears to my eyes.  Human Beings can sometimes be so awesome. Thank you for sharing that!!!

Ian, I am happy for your daughter and for you. :)

Steph, love the hoodie cat.

Tony, love the science joke!

All of you have a wonderful week and be good to yourselves! ~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on February 4, 2013 at 4:58am

Thanks Joan. I will survive. Might swear and curse somewhat though.

The good news: my daughter, age 25, has a boyfriend that she feels comfortable telling me about. I met the one she had when she was 18 but she dumped him because he was more interested in beer and football than anything else. There have been others but she hasn't said anything about them. All I know so far is that his name's Martin, he's also a student at business school and they met working the same weekend job at a supermarket chain's call centre. The other thing they have in common is that his Dad is English too. I'm looking forward to meeting him at some point. He'll be all right 'cause my daughter chose him but I doubt that anyone's really good enough for my little girl :-D

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2013 at 1:46am

Sk8eycat, a great thing to watch and feel spirits rise. Sweet dreams back to you ... alll. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2013 at 1:15am
Flashmob treat in Madrid Employment Office:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHK2lxS5Ivw
Sweet dreams, y'all!
Comment by Steph S. on February 4, 2013 at 12:13am

Funny Tony! Love it - I love Chemistry.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 3, 2013 at 10:46pm

I think this couple will make it. They really have chemistry on their side. LOL!!!!!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:32pm

Booklover and Patricia I really like your Atheism posts - I agree.

I'm saving the pictures and reading up on how everything is going on with all of you. I did not watch the Superbowl - I am just not interested in that. But I am wondering if there were any commercials that stood out. I think there's a webpage that goes over the Superbowl commercials.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:30pm

Love the quote Patricia! Wonderful. It's so true.

Joan I love the Ode to the Brain video. Booklover the He did it dog is so funny.

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:27pm

Booklover that doggie with the baby is so cute. Made me smile.

 

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