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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith on Wednesday. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 25, 2012 at 1:46pm

Thanks for a sample of your teapots, Ian. As a teacup collector, this stimulates fantasies of drinking tea every morning from a different unique pot. I had Blue Willow dinnerware once, now everything's broken but the big platter. The whimsical boat pot would be perfect for a sick day.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2012 at 12:05pm

Ian, those are tea-riffic! Thanks for the glimpse at your collection.

And Steph, Patricia, and sk8eycat, you're so right about emotional vampires! (This should stay on the front page of the comments for a few more minutes. :-)

... right on about true friendships and moving on from toxic "friends". If they make you feel bad and mentally exhausted all the time ... it's time to let them go (dump them).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 25, 2012 at 12:00pm

Thanks Grinning Cat.  I have to admit, that puts his comment into perspective.  Damn the media and their out-of-context soundbites!  But there's still a problem with his statement and the implication that our current president is somehow not a U.S. citizen.  Romney is just fueling the fire of "birthers" and being reckless in his statements.  He may be a very rich man but he's not a very smart person.  

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 25, 2012 at 11:39am

Ruth, I found a bit of context in a video clip at TPM. It turns out that Mitt Romney was talking about himself and his wife:

"How I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born at Henry Ford Hospital; I was born at Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place that we were born and raised."


To which Cher tweeted that he was enjoying white privilege:


Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 11:08am

Great pic, Steph. Thanks for the friendly remarks, all.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:35am

Funny computer cat!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I always enjoy reading your posts here.

Comment by Lillie on August 25, 2012 at 10:34am

Love the teapots especially the one with the roses and gold rim.  Thanks for sharing.  Would love to see collections of others.

Comment by Steph S. on August 25, 2012 at 10:24am

Those are some really cool teapots Ian! Really interesting hobby. 

I bet you could buy some really good ones from Ebay. Maybe they have the ones you are looking for.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 25, 2012 at 10:13am

Ian, thanks for sharing some of your collection.  They are beautiful and stylish and all so different.  Maybe if you sift through your entire collection it will spark renewed interest and enthusiasm.  Items like those should be on display for others to see.  I'd certainly be proud of that collection. just reminded me of my great Aunt.  She collected tea cups.  When she died we all got to pick one of her tea cups for ourselves.  I picked a beautiful cup and saucer with a red and white Asian motif.      

Comment by Ian Mason on August 25, 2012 at 9:50am

After more than 8 years and 80 pots the enthusiasm has died. Should I find a Clarice Cliff or Wedgewood going cheap somewhere, I would jump at the chance but I don't go out hunting any more. It was great fun while it lasted though, even though several women, including my daughter, have thought it "girly".


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