Sunday, September 21, 2014

9,000,000 still waiting

Hmmm. Christain Mingle dot Com has "over 13,000,000 members" and "4,000,000 joined this year". That means some 9,000,000 people have been there at least a year and haven't "met [their] beautiful wife" yet.

God may be saying "it's your turn" but it doesn't look like this way is any more likely to set you up than any other.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

I wish...

Over on Facebook, a friend commented on a story about that young GOP candidate who withdrew from a Wisconsin state assembly race over his old racist and homophobic tweets. Two of the comments there:
I wish Mormonism didn't marginalize homosexuals giving this kid license to gay bash

I wish Homophobic people didnt use their religion to excuse the marginalization of homosexuals they cause, and instead accepted their own personal responsibility for perpetuating this so that my religion and many others didnt seem like it marginalized homosexuals
I didn't want to mix it up on someone else's (not even my friend's) FB wall, so I didn't say what I immediately thought:
Maybe if your religion/church didn't get involved in political campaigns to marginalize homosexuals, other people wouldn't get that impression.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Or ... you know ... maybe not

Hmmmm. In today's Dear Abby, the writer says
Mom ... and [husband] Evan engaged in tense conversations concerning politics and religion. I asked them to please not talk about such things with each other, but they didn't listen. ... they had a huge argument and Mom walked out. She has never returned to our home.

Since then, I have never had a holiday with my parents, although I do travel once or twice a year with the kids to see them. Mom and Evan did come to an understanding when our third child was born, but that, too, ended in separation six months later.
Abby says:
If they were more mature, they would, in the name of family harmony, agree to disagree.
I don't know. That's a very sweeping generalization. Much depends on exactly what their argument was about.It's very difficult and quite probably not a good idea to "agree to disagree" "in the name of family harmony" with someone who has said others of your friends and family should be stripped of their civil rights. Or, you know, damned them - or you - to hell. Just for instance.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

This this this

This. This. This. Oh, so much this, though I wish it weren't so.
Here's what the president said:
We carry on, because, as Americans, we do not give in to fear.
That's ridiculous. What contemptible nonsense. Who the hell told him to say that? And what country does he think he's talking about?

Americans almost always give in to fear. Giving in to fear is what we do first, before we've tried anything else. Even things that might actually work.

ps: this

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fingers crossed and knocking on wood

I certainly hope we choose better this time than we have in the past, that the Syrian rebels we decide to arm against ISIL/S don't end up turning into our new enemies, requiring us to arm someone else against them,  the way the rebels we have armed in the past did.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"You inspire positive morale"

"Anything is possible it just depends on how you dream" she says. "Is morale so bad [here] that we do not assume that people are working towards greatness already?"

Someone else says "I appreciate the positive words you always have to convey - you inspire positive morale".

For some, maybe. For others - no. No she does not. She inspires seething frustration at her constant bubbly "gee whillikers, we can do anything if we just want to bad enough" brand of optimism. You know, the kind that implies that if you aren't happy and achieving all your goals, it's your fault because you're just not dreaming the right way.

Guess which camp I'm in?

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At 12:37 AM, September 17, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Who said this? I guess she must think that when one of my BFFs died of ovarian cancer two years ago, it was due to failings in her and her family and friends' positive attitudes. Grrr...

 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Squuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The mustache is back!

(check it out)

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At 11:20 PM, September 16, 2014 OpenID q-pheevr had this to say...

The article you linked to says, "It gives him a classic look, like Errol Flynn or a modern-day Bob Dylan," but I think Trebek's is more specifically a classic Canadian moustache, like Chris Hadfield's, Roméo Dallaire's, and especially Jack Layton's.

 
At 12:09 AM, September 19, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Husband declared it looks as though someone glued a dead mouse pelt onto Trebek's upper lip -- and not in a good way.

 

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