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February 9, 2018

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 16:57

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/insider-explains-rural-christian-white-america-dark-terrifying-underbelly/#.Wn0DZn4pN70.facebook

Mary posted a link to a great article I strongly recommend everyone read.   Thank you Mary.  

Excerpt below:

I don’t have a good answer to this question. When a child has an irrational fear, you can deal with it because they trust you and are open to possibilities. When someone doesn’t trust you and isn’t open to anything not already accepted as true in their belief system, there really isn’t much, if anything, you can do. This is why I think the idea that “Democrats have to understand and find common ground with rural America,” is misguided and a complete waste of time. When a 2,700-year-old book that was written by uneducated, pre-scientific people, subject to translation innumerable times, and edited with political and economic pressures from popes and kings, is given higher intellectual authority than facts arrived at from a rigorous, self-critical, constantly re-evaluating system that can and does correct mistakes, no amount of understanding, respect or evidence is going to change their minds and assuage their fears.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/insider-explains-rural-christian-white-america-dark-terrifying-underbelly/#.Wn0DZn4pN70.facebook

Parade Idea

Filed under: Ideas, meme, News, Political, Things I like — Scottie @ 09:41

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February 7, 2018

Kitchen construction continues.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:07

So I have been even worse at getting to the many blogs I love and answering the constant deluge of emails.  ( email inbox up over 9000 as of yesterday. ) I love all the blogs I can not get to each day.  I love the emails I get which can quickly go over three hundred depending on the discussions I get into on comments.  Yes I love to read what others comment on posts I like.  SO if I comment on a blog I will normally follow the comments.   

The last few days I have been helping Ron with kitchen rebuild instead of being on the computer.   We had to get more cabinets and put the finish on them.  We had to get more paneling and get it up, Ron moved outlets, and we still have household chores to do, like cooking, eating, cleaning, laundry , and sleeping.  Yesterday evening Ron had to get a new window A/C unit for our bedroom and install it, and I assisted him.   

As many of you know we went to remodel our kitchen and found the entire outer wall of the room was destroyed and had to be replaced.  I posted several posts on it.  In two days Ron ripped the old wall out and put up a new one.  I should have thought faster and just had him inclose the carport the wall faced.  Here is a few pictures of how far we have gotten.  Remember Ron works full time at a hospital doing 12 hour night shifts.   Hugs

 

The Real Donald Trump. What is stuck on his head?

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, News, Questions, You Tube — Scottie @ 13:00

I said this before, but it applies here, too: The Republican Party may not endorse her, but the Republican Party always attracts Christian bigots like her.

Filed under: Bigotry, News, Political — Scottie @ 08:12

I said this before, but it applies here, too: The Republican Party may not endorse her, but the Republican Party always attracts Christian bigots like her.
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/02/06/in-illinois-christian-candidates-campaign-ad-mocks-feminists-and-trans-people/#yWBmZvhfsHCLS4KE.99

The bribery continues, and so does the mass killings

Filed under: Greed, meme, News, Political — Scottie @ 07:41

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

February 5, 2018

tRumps says Democrats not clapping for him is un-American and treason.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, News, Political, Twitter — Scottie @ 17:58

Is this really the kind of people we want leading the USA ? Hugs

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, News, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 13:17

February 4, 2018

Monday Funnies…

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 20:07

I love it. Again Chris you have found a great laugh collection. Thanks. Hugs

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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February 3, 2018

OLDER

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 22:38

Truth 

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 15:18

I think you have summed up a portion or our population very well. Thanks. Hugs

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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Racism is fear based

Filed under: Bigotry, History, My Life and Rants, News, Race, You Tube — Scottie @ 12:22

The rambling rant of mine below is on my idea that racism is based on fear.   If you don’t like videos that is OK, basically I say that videos of the white nationals marching showed they feared displacement.  Videos where white nations claim they a white genocide is happening is again simply fear.   I was inspired to do the video by the following news article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-confederate-flag-resurged-the-kkk-burned-a-cross-racial-tensions-flared-in-a-southern-town/2018/02/02/5d3da728-df86-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html?utm_term=.30813b67bd63

And the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjLIohhU7gM

Thanks to those who watch, please comment or go to youtube and rate if you feel so inclined.    I plan to do more rants as I think of things other than the disaster tRump administration to talk about.  Oh don’t get me started on that idiotic Nunes memo.  The BBC is openly mocking the USA on this and shows other countries also thinking we are a laugh stock.  Hugs

February 1, 2018

What???

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 21:13

Jack’s story

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 18:22

I read the other day that to have a “living wage” people need to make $50,000 a year. Minimum wage is $15,080 a year, and the $15 dollar minimum wage that Bernie pushed for would only be $31,200. I know that Ron and I together make over the living wage, but it is a struggle for us and that takes two incomes. I recently went to the grocery store, and yes I had to do a rather full cart as we needed to restock on meats and other goods. I was stunned when the total came to over $360 dollars. ( Ron normally shops ) Now I was careful and did not buy top name brands, chose the pork over the steaks. I am not complaining as I had the funds to pay for the food we eat. Yet a serious number of the people who live around me, in our own mobile home park even, make only $20,000 or less. Most are older on retirement. How do they do it? How the heck could a family with kids afford to feed the family not to mention the cost of utilities. I mean just milk and bread alone have skyrocketed. I just don’t know what is going to happen if wages and incomes do not increase to keep up with the cost of simply living. Will we become a country of dumpster divers? We have homelessness and hunger problems now as you have written about, I think it will only get a lot worse. Hugs

Ends and Beginnings

Jack (fictional character) lives in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Jack was born in Winnsboro, and will die here if he has anything to say about it.

Jack’s story is pretty common in South Carolina, told and lived a million times, by a million Jack’s all over the state. He lives in the mill house he was born and raised in with his wife, three kids and his mother. He went to work in the textile mill alongside his Daddy when he was 17, leaving high school before getting a diploma because his girlfriend got pregnant. He knew that’s where he would end up anyway, it’s where his Dad works, and it’s where his Grandfather worked. The mill had always taken care of its people and he knew it would take care of Jack and his new young family.

But something change about forty years ago. The family members that owned the…

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Response To Frank Luntz About Americans Antipathy Towards The President’s SOTU Address

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 17:26

A well written and thought out post. I can not think of anything I could add to the information here. I am grateful to e able to reblog this. Hugs

Gronda Morin

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Frank Luntz, s republican pollster and a former critic of the republican President Donald Trump has been doing the rounds of the TV news shows as a guest bemoaning why the American peoples were not responding more favorably to the president’s State of the Union address that he delivered on January 30, 2018. (See: Frank Luntz, former Trump hater: ‘I owe Donald Trump an apology WashingtonTimes )

This is my response….

Dear Frank Luntz and Republicans, If you have to win elections with the help of the Russians, you don’t deserve any wins in the 2018 mid term November elections. The president cannot continue to constantly lie to the American peoples, talk with racist overtones about our fellow citizens, attack the pillars of our community like the FBI and the Department of Justice with impunity. This is just for starters.

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Despite, the white House’s talking points, the Americans do…

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January 30, 2018

The Christian Obsession With Abortion

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 22:24

Some days I just do not have enough time to point out the obvious. That is why I depend on blogs like this and the authors of these blogs. This author explains it so much better than I ever could. I am not going to go over every point, Anderson is really clear in his presentation. I urge you to think on what is written. I hope for a better world, yet when I try to engage people Like Mel Wild, I almost give up hope. Hugs

AndCon

I doubt I’ll ever understand the Christian obsession with abortions. It’s fairly obvious that this is the primary issue that keeps the “religious right” on the side of Republicans, so we KNOW why it’s a big thing for the GOP — they need the religious right. But why is it a big deal for Christians?

Today, the Senate failed to pass a 20-week abortion ban, which the GOP was cleverly marketing as “The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” ? a gish gallop of misleading words.

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I can’t brain today, I have the dumb

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 20:20

Well I am sure this is either the most times I have seen people do face plants into the dirt, or crush their man reproductive parts on solid bar type objects. Either way, no breeding and passing on of genes for these guys. I really was not sure if to laugh of feel really sad how we mostly hairless apes have have failed. Thanks again, a great video. Hugs

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January 29, 2018

Someone left the irony on

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:24

Another grand post of humor. Thanks Hugs

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January 28, 2018

The republicans are the most incompetent political party.

Filed under: Magic, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 16:57

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January 23, 2018

Great Thor they are at it again. They seem unable to understand secular country and religious freedom for religion and from theirs. Hugs

Below are some excerpts from the post.    Please take a moment to read it and see what we face everyday to keep a secular country.  Everytime a christian asks why Atheist don’t just let them be, this is the reason why.   Hugs

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/01/23/mississippi-bill-would-force-teachers-to-recite-the-ten-commandments-every-day/

A Mississippi legislator, Credell Calhoun, has proposed a bill that would force teachers to recite the Ten Commandments at the beginning of every school day. Because what Mississippi needs in its public schools is more Jesus.

 

What exactly is the educational benefit of telling children they can’t have other gods before the one true Christian God? Or that they can’t make false idols? Or they can’t take God’s name in vain? Or that they have to rest on Sunday? Or that they can’t have sex with people they’re not married to? Or they can’t want what their neighbors have?

 

Do kindergartners really need to be told not to commit adultery?

 

This isn’t just a horrible idea; it’s illegal. Giving students and teachers the option of opting out doesn’t change that. Shoving the Ten Commandments down the throats of every public school student in the state is an obvious endorsement of religion in the classroom, and there’s no doubt this would be challenged in the courts if it passed.

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