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They Hate Us Even Outside The Bible Belt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday. 29 Replies

Religious Family Values

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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"No, I don't mind at all Joan. In fact, allow me to express my thanks. Yes, it is a scone pan. And, while it's not included in the picture of the collection on the wall, the shiny lid at the lower left hand corner of the picture, and under…"
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Pat commented on Alan Perlman's blog post Belle's funeral: epilogue
"Alan, I'm glad things went well for you. Ceremonies like this are, quite obviously, for the living. I'm glad you were able to mourn your mother without the baggage of having to bow down to magic. "
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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"Spud, that is exactly  what mine looks like!"
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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"Here's some of mine. Doesn't include the Dutch ovens, lids, cake pans, or unique pieces, like the cast iron twine balls hanging over the sink. (The photo is sideways. It's getting late, and I'm too lazy to straighten it out).…"
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Pat replied to James M. Martin's discussion Clown Show Coming: Why the Republitards Will Lose in 2016 Unless They Wise Up and Pick a Charismatic Candidate
"Tom, I wish you hadn't asked that last question. The moment I think we've hit rock bottom, the bedrock layer seems to be deeper than I imagined, or than I could have imagined."
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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"Joan, no apologies necessary. Glad you liked the suggestions. Just hope my message was to Spud wasn't too XXX."
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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"Spud, a 17" is huge!! (Somewhere, there's a really bad porno joke in there). If you're looking for a large cast iron skillet to cook a good deal of food in to eat off of the rest of the week (something I do myself, as I also…"
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Pat commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Food!
"Spud, here's the website skillets for Lodge Cast Iron Cookware. Considering that if this stuff is properly cared for, it is passed down to great-grandchildren, the prices are reasonable. The size depends on how many people you cook for. If…"
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STARING MORTALITY IN THE FACE

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 1:43pm 28 Comments

One of the truisms of life is this. That which is alive will die.  It happens to be true of every living thing we see or have ever come in contact with. Cats, dogs, birds, deer, crocodiles, cockroaches, flies, trees, grass, flowering plants, and the myriad varieties of bacteria. All will eventually die. Each and every one of us included. It was the American author William Saroyan who famously said, Everybody has to…

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On The Passing Of An American Icon

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 12:37pm 1 Comment

I guess this is nothing more than personal musings on the passing of an American icon.  On Saturday, August 25th, Neil Armstrong died at 82 years of age. In a very large sense he, along with the rest of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts, can be compared to Christopher Columbus, Roald Amundsen, and the first south seas sailor in a dugout canoe to spot the Hawaiian Islands. There was the obligatory 5 minute news coverage of his death and his magnum opus achievement – being…

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THE INSIDIOUS "CHRISTIANIZATION" OF THE US MILITARY

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 11:40am 3 Comments

There currently exists a highly active, and insidious, effort to convert members of the U.S. military to evangelical Christianity. From what I have thus far read, this is being done inside the armed services by high ranking officers working with the likes Franklin Graham (Billy Graham’s be-knighted offspring), and others. On September 25, 2010, a concert was…

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At 7:27am on September 13, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Pat!

I'm about half-way through Baskin v. Bogan and about all I can say is WOW!  Talk about THOROUGH!  Whoever wrote this did his or her homework in spades!  Again, thanks for posting that!

At 12:10pm on August 22, 2014, Loren Miller said…

First of all, thanks a LOT for getting back to me, Pat.  I agree that the behavior of Congress, particularly toward the president, has all the quality of a BAD Gilbert & Sullivan (to borrow from a fictional Georgia senator).

Here's the hell of it, too: there's a better than average chance that the first black president will be followed in office by the first FEMALE president.  If that proves to be the case,I have to say that I'm afraid this whole business will just continue as it has been and for similar reasons.

I'd love to be wrong, but...

At 3:24pm on August 21, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

Thanks for your advice Pat, It means a lot...If others  can fake it  for the sake  of friends and family, not to mention  the camaraderie, I guess I can too.... 

At 9:43am on August 21, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

Pat.....I read the link you provided and appreciate you bringing it to my attention......It was heartbreaking for me to realize I was duped  along with so many.......I considered  myself an Atheist  because I don't believe in god or  miracles of any kind......However  I did  believe  in the characters  of the Old Testament.  So now  I feel betrayed and angry and feel like  I had belonged  in a cult all these years...No more  Passover for me I guess....

At 3:10pm on August 1, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Yo, Pat!

In the light of the recent legal action taken by John "The Tan" Boehner against President Obama, I thought you'd be interested in something I found on the Daily Kos.

Enjoy!

At 7:36am on February 6, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Hey Pat. Thanks for the condolenses (or however you spell it) on my niece's death. Like your brother-in-law, it's probably for the best.

At 8:10am on January 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

I think I've only seen one pro football game, too (L.A. Rams vs. Wash, back in 1967!). But I have see many college games--both football and basketball-and several pro baseball games. Alas, those days are gone. Hard, cold seats don't compare to my recliner. My old boney body with an enlarged prostate couldn't take sitting in the cold for 4-5 hours. Appreciate your comments.

At 8:25am on December 24, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Pat, it's been a privilege to interact, discuss, and laugh with you during the time we've spent on A|N together.  It's as good a Christmas present as I could as for and far better than most.

The VERY best of the holiday season by yours, my friend.  I look forward to much more in the new year to come.

At 6:41am on September 18, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Thanks Pat. I sometimes forget I'm going to have "a blast". I'm in the anxiety stage right now. I plan to drink lots of wine!

At 6:45am on August 30, 2013, Randall Smith said…
Amazingly, this particular farmer friend that can't identify trees, etc., is a Purdue graduate (1970)! You'd think he'd know. Further, his grammar is awful ("we was.."). Otherwise, he's a good guy and friend. To your point, sorry you don't have access to that 4 acres you referred to. I hope it's being taken care and advantage of.
 
 
 

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