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November 3, 2018

meatless sausage ??? Help

Yesterday Ron and I went to the grocery store that is about a mile or two down the road, it is our favorite.  However it has a crappy small vegetarian section.  We picked up a few things to try.  

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Well this morning we tried the veggie breakfast sausages.   Taste wise they were OK, smelt good, but the texture was awful.   Maybe I  did not cook them enough but I followed the instructions.  I baked them for 14 minutes.  Next time I will fry the crap out of them.  They were soft and sort of mushy.  I threw most of mine in the trash.  Ron agreed with me they tasted OK but had to fix the soft mushiness of them.  

Ron used some of the beefless ground in the spanish rice he made last night.  We are adding rice to our diet several times a week.  It was OK, I am not a fan of spanish rice but I did not find anything awful about it.  I did not even know he had put some in there until he told me. 

Ron tried the chicken patties the other day.  He said they were OK.  They did smell good.  Ron wants to make taco mix out of tofu and the meatless ground burger stuff.   I am hoping the seasoning mix will  make it OK, I hate to buy stuff to eat and then have to throw it out.  

I admit it is hard to walk past the long meat counter and displays full of easy to find and get products that I know taste good to me.  But Ron And I talked about it.   We both feel meat is not the same as it was when we were growing up.   We don’t feel it is a safe nor as good for us as it use to be.   We feel that in fact it may be bad for us to continue to eat such amounts of meat.   That said we did buy a large ham that was on sale, as ham is one of my favorites.  

So if anyone has some ideas, let me know.  Brands or items to try.  I am going to make a chili tomorrow for the first time without meat.  Should be OK, I will use beans to give it texture and substance.   Hugs

October 31, 2018

Finally a christian who makes sense.

Filed under: News, Homosexual, Religion, Reason, Education — Scottie @ 12:38

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/10/30/baptist-minister-says-the-book-of-genesis-gets-human-sexuality-all-wrong/

Baptist Minister Says the Book of Genesis Gets Human Sexuality All Wrong

Stayton, professor emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, said the same embryonic material develops in the womb into both male and female. Which depends on factors including whether the default progression toward an XX chromosome pair is switched off by the introduction of the Y chromosome from the male.

“It’s impossible in biology — and when you look at paleobiology — it’s impossible that males came first,” Stayton said. “God does not go against God’s own setup, if you will. Nature’s intention is always to produce a female, and you have to add something to weaken the system and make it a man.”

“That’s a really profound thing that we haven’t dealt with very well, especially with Genesis,” he said. “Actually, the pre-Hebrew religions were all female worldwide, and Genesis turns out to be the final putdown of women. That’s a very important teaching for us in working in this field.”

“There is no binary male and female,” Stayton said. “We are all on a spectrum.”

“Even in this room, we’re all on a spectrum, and it’s important that we begin to see the matrix, the dimensions, the possibilities along that spectrum that we all are on, that it’s all normal.”

Regarding sexual orientation, Stayton introduced the Kinsey Scale, used in college textbooks ranging from zero for exclusively heterosexual to six for exclusively homosexual. Stayton said research indicates that 80 percent of people are somewhere in between.

‘Nature’s intention really is to produce a three,” he said. “The more repressive a society becomes, the more it reaches out to the bipolar opposites. The less repressive societies move into the two, three, four categories.”

Stayton then proposed a “solid biblical case” for proving that Jesus was “a solid three.”

October 24, 2018

Nationalism

Filed under: Education, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:00

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October 23, 2018

Since the 1980’s they don’t want you to vote.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Education, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:59

October 12, 2018

very important info, please watch.

Filed under: Economics, Education, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:11

October 10, 2018

This is an important read, please check it out. Hugs

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, Education, News, Questions, Reason, Sex, Twitter — Scottie @ 20:50

October 5, 2018

2,400 say no on Kavanaugh

Filed under: Education, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:41

October 1, 2018

To the Young Men and Women of America, From the GOP

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, Education, Gender, Greed, Harm, Health, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 22:19

An incredibly powerful written work.  Please go read it.  It puts this whole thing in perspective.   Hugs

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2018/09/28/to-the-young-men-and-women-of-america-from-the-gop/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=johnpavlovitz

To the Young Men of America,

You can do whatever you want to young women.

You can disregard their humanity,
force yourself on them physically,
ignore their pleas to stop,
proceed without consent,
hurt them,

humiliate them,
indulge your urges,
treat them as property,
and silence, slander, and intimidate them after the fact.

You can do this as often as you like, to as many young girls as opportunity and your desires allow.

We will have your back (providing you are white, wealthy, and one day vote Republican.)

We will marshal our every resource of finance and position and privilege in protecting and defending you.

 

And to Young Women of America,

You don’t matter.

Not your trauma or your pain,
not the innocence you lose,
not the damage you sustain,
not the scars you are marked by,
not the nightmares you are haunted by,
not the peace you no longer find, 
not the confidence that leaves you,
not the fear that is ever present,
not the shame that you cannot shake,
not the silence you are imprisoned by.

We simply do not see you as valuable—at least not as valuable as the status quo we’re protecting or the legislation we’re coveting or the religion we’re perpetuating or the votes we’re needing.

You are the acceptable collateral damage of our misogyny and entitlement.

Your body, your emotional health, and your sense of safety—simply aren’t worth more than a Supreme Court seat.

Of course, should a pregnancy somehow be created by your violation, we will vigorously demand that you be forced to carry it, even if it exacerbates your pain and magnifies your despair. After all, we urgently need to perpetuate the appearance that we are pro-life—just not yourlife.

September 24, 2018

We’re the Last Humans Left

Filed under: Earth News, Education, Funny videos, History, News — Scottie @ 18:01

September 15, 2018

Christian conservatives win; children lose. More reasons why we need separation of church and state. 

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Education, History, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:23

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/09/texas-education-board-includes-moses-with-founding-fathers-in-social-studies-curriculum/

Bottom line: In a disappointing defeat for historical accuracy and the education of innocent children, the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education just voted to promote conservative Christian propaganda in statewide social studies curriculum.

Children in Texas deserve better; children deserve the truth.

In a disappointing development for historical accuracy and the education of children, dishonest Christian conservatives on the GOP controlled Texas State Board of Education have successfully forced a false historical narrative into public schools; a narrative that portray Moses as an influence on the founding fathers and the U.S. Constitution; a narrative that portrays the Old Testament as the root of democracy.

In essence, Texas public school students will be taught that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and that the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.

In effect, Texas teachers will be forced to promote a false historical narrative in service to the conservative Christian agenda.

September 14, 2018

Arizona Asked a Young Earth Creationist to Review Evolution Teaching Standards

Filed under: Children, Education, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:38

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/09/14/arizona-asked-a-young-earth-creationist-to-review-evolution-teaching-standards/

A Young Earth Creationist who says he was called by God to “teach from the Biblical creation perspective” is part of a team in charge of reviewing Arizona’s science standards for teaching evolution. To the surprise of absolutely no one, it’s not going well.

Joseph Kezele, the president of the Arizona Origin Science Association, was appointed by State Superintendent Diane Douglass to serve on the committee last month. They are working to revise curriculum for science — and things were already dire when we first reported on the science standards back in May.

Now it has been confirmed by the Phoenix New Times that Kezele, who makes Creationist videos and teaches biology at a Christian school in Phoenix, is part of a small group who review and amends the new standards.

Evolution, he said, is a false explanation for life and should be taught so that students “can defend against it, if they want to.”

You can’t teach “established, real science” in classrooms while pretending evolution doesn’t fall under that umbrella. The evidence supporting evolution is substantial. Scientists may debate some of the details, but there’s no serious controversy involving the broad strokes of natural selection. The question is why someone who denies science should be able to have a say in what public school students are taught in science classes.

“I’m not saying to put the Bible into the classroom, although the real science will confirm the Bible,” Kezele told Phoenix New Times in an interview on Wednesday. “Students can draw their own conclusions when they see what the real science actually shows.”

He argued that scientific evidence supports his creationist ideas, including the claims that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs were on board Noah’s Ark.

If this is Kezele’s version of “real science,” educators should want no part of it.

September 6, 2018

Scientific Ignorance

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:29

August 17, 2018

Fascism is here now

Filed under: Education, Facts, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 15:51

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August 15, 2018

the way of our country today

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Education, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:07

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Paul Fell)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

 

August 14, 2018

Bigotry on display as adults threat harm and castration towards a 12 year old trans girl.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Questions, Religion, Youth — Scottie @ 13:17

Please notice the call was for churches to enforce an action in a public school.   There was not any problem problem for years.  I don’t believe the girl was “peeking”, I think that was made up to cause trouble for the trans girl.  First kids do not have to peek today to see genitals, they have the internet on just about every device in their lives.   That whole “peeking” thing sounds so old school I am confident a parent made it up.  

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/08/14/school-cancels-classes-after-parents-threaten-violence-against-trans-student-a-sharp-knife-will-do-the-trick/

One parent found out, and took to a private Achille Facebook group to complain. That’s where the threats started. Adults called Maddie by “it” and “thing.” Some said she should be stabbed or beat up. One even suggested it was open hunting season for transgender people. “That’s a threat against her life–that’s scary,” Rose said. “These are adults making threats– I don’t understand it.”

 

“Why are parents letting their kids be transgender?” said one post. “Parents and Churches need to shut this down, the Bible says God created man, and woman . . . not any transgender bs,” said another. “Hell with new laws and new rules, this is what our future is if WE don’t stop it.”

Others made disturbing threats of violence: “If he wants to be a female make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick.” “Just tell the kids to kick a– in the bathroom and it won’t want to come back!!”

Another reason I am an antitheist: Textbooks for Homeschooling Christians Frequently Whitewash U.S. History

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Children, Education, Harm, News, Questions, Race, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:24

Textbooks for Homeschooling Christians Frequently Whitewash U.S. History

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August 4, 2018

Believe it or Not! Democratic Presidents Manage the Economy Better Than Republicans

Filed under: Economics, Education, Facts, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:51

http://presidentialdata.org/

Recently I posted a graphic comparing the presidencies of democrats and republicans.  I found some information at the above link that adds more data and fills in the gaps.   If you click the top of the page at the link, it will take you to the home page of the group that gathered the data.  Hugs

 

August 2, 2018

Why the street gang MS-13 is an American problem

Filed under: Children, Education, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:59

July 28, 2018

This Valedictorian Was Kicked Out of His Christian Parents’ Home for Being Gay

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Family, Harm, Homosexual, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 13:21

When Seth Owen was a high school sophomore, his father found out Seth was gay… and he was quickly sent to a counselor (for conversion therapy).

“They made it clear the intention was to make me straight. (That) was their end goal.”

It didn’t work. Seth was still gay. (Shocking!) For a couple of years, this is what life was like until his parents realized Seth was still gay despite their best efforts to turn him straight. Their church didn’t help either, since the pastor was one of those conservative, anti-women’s rights, anti-gay types. Seth asked if they could attend a different church, but that plea went nowhere.

 

July 27, 2018

I am getting to hate some people. But love this young man, wish him the best.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:30

 

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