Scotties Toy Box

August 13, 2018

Air conditioned by now. Hugs

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:14

It’s nice not being part of an evil fictional supervillain’s cause.
Also, does this mean they’ll shut up now?

“God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time moves on.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Faith” is an admission your beliefs are unreasonable.

When your best evidence is a rumour about a rumour about a rumour.

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August 12, 2018

Atheist Comedy: Does GOD Think PEOPLE Are STUPID?

Filed under: Atheism, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 20:13

I laughed until I cried

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:04

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Get over it

Filed under: Bigotry, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 17:17

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August 8, 2018

Sheep

Filed under: Atheism, Funny Stuff, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:59

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Symbol

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 17:58

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Oh yes they would

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes — Scottie @ 12:37

Mysterious ways / preached at

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Creator, Funny Stuff, Harm, Memes, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:36

This morning Ron and I went to the grocery store for a few items.   I needed to use the men’s room at the store.  The store set up is a narrow doorway to area with the bathrooms for each gender off  each of the sides sides and a family bathroom direct ahead.  So one narrow door and then three doors.   Remember the set up , it gets important.   As I was exiting the men’s room two older ladies were about to come through the first narrow doorway.   Being a nice fellow, I stepped to the wall and motioned them to proceed.  They thanked me and I thought nothing more of it.   I feel being courteous and kind should be practiced when I can do so.    So as we left the store I noticed the two ladies in the parking lot looking around.   Again I thought nothing of it.  Then as I got into the car while Ron put the groceries in the hatch trunk, I noticed the ladies were now walking towards us.  They stopped at the car and I lowered the window, my thought was they needed help with something.  Nope!  They wanted to share their god with me.  Yup, right there in the hot sun in the parking lot.  They started to hand me literature while winding up into the sales pitch.  I broke in nicely and told them I was glad they had faith but I was an atheist.  Apparently to these ladies atheist was code for please tell me all about the bible.   Which one did while the other tried to put a leaflet in the window on my dash.   I could feel my temper rising.  I tried to stay calm and told the lady that in my opinion her bible was a man made book put together from texts chosen by men with the idea of controlling the masses.   That seemed to startle them like the idea was something no one had ever expressed to them, and I was really begging them to tell me why the bible was the word of god and how very true the book was.   The one lady kept asking me did I really not believe the bible and did I really think the bible was written by men.   Ron could tell my patience was running out and to forestall any outburst he told the ladies we had to go and ushered them away from the car.  As we were driving home I asked Ron why the ladies thought they had a right to approach people and just start in about their deity.  Can you imagine a atheist doing that , walking up to strangers and preaching to them about gods not existing?  They would go nuts on the atheist and claim harassment.  Yet these ladies had taken my original courtesy as a signal to preach to me about their holy book and their version of god.  I also think keeping going after being told you have no interest in the subject is really just harassment.

The above was the second grocery store we went to.  At the first one the cashier kept telling us about the blessed day, have a blessed day, she was so blessed this blessed day.   I want to tell her lord Satan thanked her for the blessing , but I figured she would have a melt down and try to do an Exorcism on the spot.   As I was in a hurry I refrained.  Again saying that once, OK, but to keep repeating it like a mantra to someone is simply harassment I feel.  I sure was not happy, and it should have showed if the woman had even cared what I thought of her “blessed day”.     Hugs

 

 

August 6, 2018

GOP Butthurt Report

Filed under: Funny Stuff, News, Political, Satire — Scottie @ 17:40

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August 4, 2018

Blessed with …

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:32

 

 

August 2, 2018

A short update on shoes ( a bigger update on relationships )

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Love, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 20:39

I was going to make this a three minute video, but then I remembered that some people do not like videos, Also I would have to stop the other monitor.  So here is what happened in written words.

I was feeling strong the last two days. So today Ron got up at 1:30 and after eating offered to get me soda at the local store.  I wanted to go with him.

We got to the store and Ron got a small cart while I walked with him. We were just there for the soda sale, but we are having chicken breast tonight so Ron need a few extra things.  After 70% of the time we were there Ron asked me to go to the car.  I wanted to argue but Ron countered with it was clear I was losing the ability to walk, I was struggling.  So I went back to the car.

Remember this was a short trip for a couple items.  I am worried what the future will bring.  That medicare has tighten restrictions on scooters to make it almost impossible to get.  The ones I have looked at that I would want are over $2000 . and that is just for the average. Those under $1000 are very light and not for overall mobility.  They are good for in home or light stuff, but he wont due for what I need.

I have an old legend pride that the V.A.provided me with way back in 1997 when I couldn’t walk and was in a wheelchair.  It will need new tires, batteries and a few other things.   We don’t know the cost of fixing it up but that seems to be our best bet at this time.

Our real expense will be the car hitch and the carrier.  I can not seem to get a company to tell me the price of a lift.  I wanted a hitch on this car but the one that was ordered and we got such a good deal on , well it did not have it and I felt I had already gotten as much of a concession as I was going to get so I did not push it.

Some manufactures have a rebate program if you order it when purchased,  I am not sure if that is too late for us.  So the upshot of all this is a few things.

I can walk but as I do the pain increases until I can not walk.  The distance is rather short right now.  Today I walked from the parked car in a handicapped spot in front of the store, to a few minutes inside before Ron asked me to go back to the car.  When we got home I asked him why he insisted on me going to the car.   He said because I had slowed down, was limping, and my face had changed color and it was clear I was struggling and in a lot of pain.    He was right, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.  🙂

So this is my life now.  It hit suddenly, even though I have been losing ability to walk gradually before,  this was new very painful and loss of my leg holding me up or simply refusing to do what I wish it to is new and came on suddenly.

I am back to taking all my pain and muscle relaxing meds.   It seems I will have to go back on narcotics, which I wanted to avoid.  Lucky for me I have good health insurance  ( until tRump screws that up as well ) and can get what procedures and meds I need.

*Editorial note :  The hospital Ron works for has been over the years enticing doctors to join under their umbrella.  However as the system is not for profit and the tRump admit has done and the state of Florida has done to ruin not for profit hospitals , the are in desperate shape.  They called all the doctors to meeting and told them they were reducing the amount of payments to the doctors by a third, if the doctors did not sign the new agreement they could walk out and that would be their termination from the hospital system in our area.  A good almost half of the doctored simply walked out refusing to sign their rights away.  This is causing a huge problem for my husband in the ICU’s.   They cut the physicians assistants pay by a third and then made a new policy to not pay them for on call duty.  I do not think  that is legal and if they are willing to do that to P.A.’s think they wont do that to nurses and CNA’s?  So I have been told that the hospital is having trouble getting doctors to cover all the PTs.  Plus a ll the doctors are pissed off because they had to take a huge pay cut, and then they had to give 10 grand each back to the hospital system due to a medicare mistake.  Things are not good in the healthcare system of the US.  remember that when voting time comes around.  

So I need a receiver hitch for the new Ford Escape, and a lift / carrier for the scooter.  Then Ron says next year we will get me a new four wheel scooter that has everything I want.  He is aiming for my birthday in March.

One last thing I want to mention.  Shoes.

Years ago I couldn’t get shoes to fit my feet and give me the support I needed. I was buying new sneakers every six months and Ron hated taking me for new sneakers.  I had to try on almost every shoe in the stores.   Well  that is changed, I can find shoes / sneakers to fit and I like far faster than Ron can.

So a few days ago we went to our local Famous Foot Wear store were we always get our feet coverings from.  There is a young man there who is really cute and very nice.   We love dealing with him because he goes out of his way to help and do things for you.  He provides the service with a grand smile and no idea he is not happy at what he is doing.  Even his co-workers call him for assistance.  He knows us and is very good to us, giving us discounts we were not a ware of.  He is simply a good looking 20 something year old kid happy with himself  and takes time to do his best to help the people in his store, and especially two old gay guys.

So we went to get Ron new sneakers for work.   He needs than as he goes through shoes fast in the ICU’s.  But while we were there I noticed a few things I like.  I needed new sneakers not because they were worn but because they were old and faded out.  The young man after helping Ron turned to me and said he could suggest a few thing that may feel good to me ( shoe wise, get your heads out of the sex mill that my mind went too.)

So I tried on the pair he gave me, and then the next three pairs.  I found a pair that fit well and I did need them ( says me ) but I had wanted a pair of sneaker like hiking “boots”.  The young man then said he would give us  the sales price of my shoes with Ron’s, but also give us a discount for being frequent costumers.  I told him I would be back next week to get a pair of those sneaker like boots, and he told me he would give us a sales no tax price on them.

Now the funny part is while we were trying on the different shoes, I had mentioned to the young man that we were there only to get work shoes for Ron.  Yet when all was said and done I had a new pair of shoes also.  When the young man took us to the check out I mentioned that this was for Ron to get a new work shoes, the young man looked uncomfortable and suggested I could come in next week and get the tax free sale.  Ron laughed and told the young man he had figured I would be getting new sneakers if he did and that yes we would be back in next week to get me the other shoes I wanted.   Ron knows me too well.  He had planned all along that I would find and want a new pair of sneakers and did not tell any of us involved.  Dang diabolical planes from those that know.

So the thing is Ron got new sneakers for work, I got new sneakers simply because I wanted them, and I am going to get a new set of sneaker boots next week even though I do not need them, due to my husband being so generous and kind.  Of course it does’t hurt he likes the young man who waits on us and treats us so well.

The real trick will be trying to walk in any kind of new shoes.  So far I can do short inside the house once or twice, then the leg is very painful and useless. But the cute boy at the shoes store did not have any ideas for that.    😜😍😂🤣👍😉😎

Be well and happy.   Hugs

July 30, 2018

Not for him I guess

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Twitter — Scottie @ 09:36

July 25, 2018

Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Ideas, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:57

July 16, 2018

A VERY STABLE GENIUS – Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Political, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 11:03

July 14, 2018

New look and trimmed up.

Filed under: Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 19:13

Say what ????

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:28

 

How he is seen

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Criminal, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:19

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just for giggles

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News — Scottie @ 11:57

July 13, 2018

So were you

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:21

July 8, 2018

Hello Yellow Pee Tape

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Music and Videos, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:05

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