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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 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 10 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

Tags: surreal

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 Steph S. on November 7, 2012 at 6:09am

Good morning everyone!

Yes, sk8eycat we should all get together and have a nice party.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2012 at 11:47pm

How do we get together to have a pizza party?  We need to howl at the moon, and DANCE!

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:59pm
I'm happy too Booklover! Yay! Now we can all celebrate!
Hope all of you have a wonderful night!
Comment by booklover on November 6, 2012 at 10:55pm

Love the "I'm open" cat Steph!  I'm SOOOOOOO happy right now!  You can guess who I voted for! lol

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:37pm

Obama wins!

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 10:07pm

Thanks for the video Patricia and for keeping us updated on your renovations. I hope they fix up your fireplace.

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2012 at 10:03pm

We fired the guy who was supposed to finish the fireplace job & didn't, so we got the manager over here today to see the unfinished mess that was left, & he will make things right for us himself. I should have been taking my 'after' photos by now, but the fireplace is such a big part of the reno,I didn't want to until it was done. 

Comment by Patricia on November 6, 2012 at 9:59pm

Worth a watch....

http://youtu.be/FJDvetmwaKg

Comment by Ian Mason on November 6, 2012 at 9:30pm

True what you say, Joan. People cling to  those illusions though, like they cling to the illusion of religion.

Tony, I AM that pup. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 6, 2012 at 7:19pm

Right booklover - hope the right candidate gets elected tonight.

 

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