i was right there with you. i kept waiting for him to wake up. who was that guy? Romney fought and Obama was passive. he didn't even mention his main attacks. i can only assume that his strategy was to remain above the fray and act Presidential. if so that's a bad strategy. the fray was right in front of him, and he failed to engage effectively. very dissappointing. i'm hoping he comes out swinging in the next one.
hey Mel. i've been around. commented here and there and started a few new discussions. check them out. my last one was about church/state separation and i thought it was pretty decent but no comments :(
how've you been? getting excited for the election? i'm hosting a phone bank at my house on wednesday!
If your cats are indoors, I wouldn't recommend vaccinating them every year.
Many clinics in my county suggest that you purchase a county license when you vaccinate for rabies, and some make it seem mandatory, but it isn't. I don't know how they justify pet fees in Rockford, but I'm not surprised. State law in Illinois does not require rabies vaccination for cats, so I sure would move to a 3 year vaccination cycle, at the very most.
I find it awesome that you raised 2 Atheists! This is unheard of in my neck of the woods. You are lucky to have people alike in your life. I also have religious people in my life. I had to attend a funeral 2 weeks ago for my husband's father and I found it sad how everyone kept saying he is now in Heaven with his daughter that had passed some years earlier. I was uncomfortable and could not sit still during the sermon. I could not help but to roll my eyes and think I'm surrounding by a bunch of idiots. Maybe I should have taken it a little lighter but I didn't.
Thanks for the sweet comment. I believe we learn from other people. I'm here with a very open mind and when I find the time I will be here as much as possible. Thanks to everyone for making this experience enjoyable! Much love!
i have a lot of religious relatives, especially in-laws. Many of these people have never met or talked to an agnostic/naturalist/atheist and they just assume that religiosity is the default position for all of society. Around Christmas time all the church talk really gets on my nerves. But i keep quiet in order to avoid friction and bad feelings.
Many religious people have never debated the issues or done any analysis. Its just blind faith from age 6 onwards.