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May 20, 2018

It has happened again. The kids cry out for help. Trump & congress hugs the NRA instead

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Family, Greed, gun control, Harm, meme, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:22

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

 

May 5, 2018

Defining Freedom … — Filosofa’s Word

Have you noticed that some words seem to have taken on a different meaning in the past few years than they once had? Take, for example, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). It sounds like a decent organization, right? Let’s break it down a bit … Alliance: a union or association formed for mutual benefit Defending: […]

via Defining Freedom … — Filosofa’s Word

Again Jill has gotten to the point of a subject and showed it clearly for what it is.   A great read from a grand author.   Hugs

April 29, 2018

Keep in mind what is really important. Hugs

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Economics, Education, Family, Gender, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:42

April 12, 2018

White Christian Privilege

I was challenged recently about my assertion of white christian privilege by Amanda.   Well here is some well known evidence for it.   It does exist and it has continued to cause problems to this very day.   Hugs.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/11/under-catholic-church-rule-hollywood-films-couldnt-feature-interracial-couples/

There were movies made during that time that we now consider classics, but they also perpetuated a view of the world that was white, straight, and God-friendly at all times. Movies better reflected reality after the Church got out of the business of policing Hollywood.

How did the Catholic Church impact the “Golden Age of Hollywood”? They made sure that very Hollywood movie from 1934 to 1954 followed a strict moral code that forbade nudity, excessive drinking, mocking the clergy, showing interracial couples (yep), and acknowledging the existence of gay people.

That’s what God wanted, after all.

 

March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives 2018.

March 23, 2018

A home-schooled, religiously indoctrinated, white male becomes a radicalized, domestic terrorist.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Family, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 10:22

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/03/23/austin-bomber-belonged-christian-survivalist-group/

The Independent reports:

The Austin bomber was involved in a teenage Christian “survivalist” group that discussed weapons and dangerous chemicals, according to a childhood friend. Mark Anthony Conditt reportedly took part in a conservative outdoors club called Righteous Invasion of Truth (RIOT), in which home-schooled young people studied the Bible and were taught gun skills.

Conditt attended RIOT events with his younger sister, said Cassia Schultz, who was also involved in the group. RIOT was set up and named by home-schooled children of high school age in Pflugerville and their families. The group’s events, which also included archery and water balloon fights, included up to an hour of Bible study.

March 21, 2018

So it happened again! A child dies when parents decided to pray away sickness.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, Health, News, Prayers, Religion, Twitter — Scottie @ 14:20

March 20, 2018

The Loophole by Garfunkel and Oates

Filed under: Family, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Ideas, Music Video, Religion, Sex, Song, You Tube — Scottie @ 14:51

A song about Christian girls who stay virgins until they’re married but have anal sex instead.

Enough is Enough. And the young shall lead them.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Family, Harm, meme, News, Political, Reason — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 09:49

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Phil Hands)

(cartoon by Signe Wilkinson)

 

March 18, 2018

A great visit from a special person.

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:53

As many people know I have a special friend who is more than a brother to me.   Randy is smart, funny, kind, generous,  and a sweet person to be around.  He drove a long way to come visit last week.   Ron and I really enjoyed the time we spent together.   Here is a picture of the three of us at an outside restaurant on the waterfront.  It was very windy but we enjoyed it.   Randy is the one without a jacket on.    Hugs

Randy, Scottie, Ron in the wind  

March 16, 2018

A student unable to walk out in protest. We need gun control. Ban AR-15’s

(cartoon by Jeff Stahler)

March 14, 2018

Student speaks in front of the U.S. Capitol

Filed under: Children, Family, Ideas, News, People I like, Political, Reason, Twitter — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:43

January 13, 2018

Dealing with destruction. I need a xanax!

Filed under: Construction, Family, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 10:49

Just a quick note of what I am dealing with at home.   We have been having major deconstruction – quick construction because we bought all new kitchen appliances.   We were slowly removing and renovating the kitchen.  We have done the rest of the home.  We have had to gut the house , so we were taking our time to repair it.  I have lots of pictures to do a few posts with.   However last week was spent tearing out the old door and wall and putting a new much larger door in .  Needed to get the new appliances in side.   This morning we tried to find spots for the rest of the stuff in cupboards as we started to remove the final cabinets.    Turns out the floor underneath had gone out ( we suspected that ) and the wall the upper cupboards were on had no support and needed to be replaced.  We suspected it as we found damage when we took out the door and the wall the sink was on we had to rebuild entirely back in 2007.    What a disaster his project is getting to be.   

Here are the pictures of my morning. 

Old kitchen.

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Two of our new appliances, the huge new refrigerator and the huge new stove.

Now the morning mess.   I will not have a kitchen for a few days after what the guys found this morning.

I just got informed that the sink and last bit of counter must go also.  So for several days I will have no sink, no counter, no living room ( it is full of everything that could be shoved into it ) .   I will have a toaster oven and a microwave on a rolling cart, but no where to set anything heated in them and nowhere to clean up.  Looks like a few days of pizza and mcdonalds.   Be well.  I am a nervous wreck.   Hugs

January 12, 2018

A big thank you

Filed under: Family, History, My Life and Rants, News, People I like, Thanks — Scottie @ 19:25

I just want to give everyone who comes to my Toy Box a huge thank you.   I started my blog 8 years ago.  I don’t think I had a plan for it then.    But it grew and matured and so did I.  Today I looked at my 2017 stats.

1,737,810 Views       1,376,232  Visitors    754 Followers    5,738 Likes   3,894 Comments

Very warm loving hugs, Scottie

     

January 9, 2018

Children’s health in the USA. An important read.

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 19:46

January 7, 2018

The power of our government at work. Is this the best use of our resources. Hugs

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, Love, News, Political, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 09:19

January 6, 2018

This is one of the dumbest things the government could do. This is so short sighted. Hugs

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:35

December 25, 2017

A christmas cat

Filed under: Animals, Family, Love, Nature, Twitter — Scottie @ 16:34

November 29, 2017

Wild Elephants salutes the men who rescued their baby elephant from a ditch’

Filed under: Animals, Family, Health, Love, Nature, News — Scottie @ 14:57

If you ever thought animals had no feelings, watching this video will show you how wrong you are.  They do care greatly for each other and their young.   Let’s do what we can to stop their slaughter.  Hugs

November 22, 2017

Yet another study finds kids with same-sex parents do just as well as those with straight parents. Hugs

Filed under: Children, Facts, Family, Love, News — Scottie @ 11:48

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