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April 9, 2018

An Open Letter To Congress …

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 18:21

Jill wrote a great letter to our elected congressional members. I think we should all print it and send it to them. Thanks Jill. Hugs

Filosofa's Word

09 April 2018

Dear Member of Congress,

I am told that you have concerns about your upcoming performance review on November 6th, as well you should.  Your employers, I and many others, are very displeased with your job performance and frankly, I am already seeking your replacement in the event you do not turn things around very quickly.  It appears the problem lies with the fact that you have forgotten to whom you owe your allegiance.  It was I and my fellow citizens who hired you, and it is to us whom you have a responsibility … all of us, not just some.

First, allow me to make one thing perfectly clear:  Donald J. Trump is not your employer!  He may have given you to believe that he is, but he is not.  He is merely another employee of the organization that is run by We The People…

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Healthcare in the USA

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 14:36

I am sitting in the convenient care facility waiting for James. He woke up ill and not able to drive himself. While I admire the facility and what it does , I got my flue shot here as it is part of my healthcare insurance, I am stunned at how many people are coming here for care because they hav no other alternatives. They have no regular doctor, no insurance, in some cases no money. We need to address healthcare for the people of this country. Hugs

An emotional disorder

Filed under: meme, Questions, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:55

 

State of America under tRump

Filed under: Cartoons, gun control, meme, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 12:49

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

 

(story here ) .. (cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

 

April 7, 2018

The best bit about this is the last cat who does the Scooby Doo ‘run on the spot for a split second before actually moving’

Filed under: Animals, Funny videos, Magic, Things I like, Twitter — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 15:47

NRA wants more gun buyers.

Filed under: Cartoons, gun control, Harm, Health, meme, News, NRA, Political — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:22

(cartoon by Keith Tucker)

 

Let’s make that dream a reality.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Harm, History, meme, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:20

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

(cartoon by Signe Wilkinson)

 

tRump land / tRump border

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Harm, meme, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:17

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Jim Morin)

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Steve Sack)

 

April 6, 2018

Taxpayer funding for religious schools that teach only religion.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:12

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/05/ultra-orthodox-jewish-schools-in-nyc-keep-failing-and-things-just-got-worse/

This is stunning.  These schools receive … “hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, in part through federal programs like Title 1 and Head Start.”   They leave kids unable to read, do math, speak english, basicly unable to function in anything but their ultra religious societies.  It is horrible.

A yeshiva graduate, Moster got serious about raising educational quality for Jewish kids when he went to a secular college and realized to his embarrassment that he was unfamiliar with all sorts of concepts that other students had no problem with. For instance, he’d never heard the word “molecule,” nor did he possess any concept of the word’s meaning. For a long time, he considered himself “too crippled to make it through.”

 

At the 39 [worst] yeshivas [in New York City], children ages 7 to 13 receive only an hour and a half of English and math instruction combined four days per week. Other secular subjects are not taught at all, and English instruction for boys stops at age 13, the letter states. (Most Hasidic Jews speak Yiddish at home, and nearly a third of students in Jewish schools in New York City speak limited English, according to the Department of Education.)

 

He describes how a physician he knows in Borough Park in Brooklyn, a heavily Hasidic neighborhood,

… often sees adult male patients who can barely communicate to her what ails them. “It’s not just that they’re like immigrants, barely able to speak the language,” she told me. “It’s also a lack of knowledge of basic physiology. They can barely name their own body parts.”

 

 

Top 10 Crazy People Who Claimed to Be God

Filed under: Atheism, Creator, Criminal, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:54

As you watch these think on this, how are these any different than Scientology, Mormon groups, Jehovah witnesses, and all other religious claims made without evidence?    Also ponder what you would say if your neighbor told you god talked to them?  Then they tell you God told them to build an alter?   Next they tell you God told them to kill one of their children on it.   If you are a member of one of the abrahamic religions you must think it is a great thing your neighbor is about to do, as that is what was asked of the founder of those faiths.    If like me you are an atheist and feel strongly that killing kids is not an act of commitment to a unseen unproven never there sky god,  You immediately do whatever it takes to protect the children from the madman neighbor you have.    Think on it.  Hugs

When talking with the religious..

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, meme, Questions, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:23

 

The votes so far.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, Pictures, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:30

Thanks to everyone who voted.  I don’t think any of the pictures were very good, but you guys did try to find something in them.  Here are the vote totals.  

Miles voted for # 0                              Colonialist Voted for # 14 

Jim voted for # 0 , 14                           Nan voted for # 3 , 8

Randy voted for # 2                             Esme voted for # 6, 3, 4

So by my math that is 2 votes for # 0, 2 votes for # 14, 2 votes for # 3, and one vote for a few others. 

So there was no clear winner.  The three most liked were:

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Snapshot_20180405_14

Snapshot_20180405_3

Please let me know what you think would be the best thing to do.  Should I pick one of these, leave the one I put up yesterday, or take a new better one.   Be well.  Hugs

 

 

April 5, 2018

April 4, 2018

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 19:49

Great post with lots of information for those interested in the idea tRump has of troops on the Mexican / US border. Thanks. Hugs

Trumptimestamp

Trump has a Fox News induced, mental breakdown about a caravan of illegals coming to rape everyone in America and shoot us all up with either guns or syringes full of dope.  Trump declares, “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military.”

He won’t be sending the military.  He won’t even be sending the National Guard unless he wants to either declare war on Mexico or declare a state of emergency.  Any other such executive order will be meaningless unless it’s funded and that takes work from the legislative branch.  No, the DOD doesn’t have a slush fund or petty cash drawer to open to pay for the billions this operation would take.  They can’t steal it from other earmarks.

It cost Obama 110 million just to send 1200 troops for one year (not overall package cost which was…

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OK that horrible time again when I need a new avatar picture.

Filed under: Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, opinion, Pictures, Questions — Scottie @ 11:22

OK I know it is a pain , and painful to do, but I need to update my avatar picture.  I took two sets for you to look at.  I never can tell what pictures look good of my self.   I forgot to set the lights for the camera, dropped both cameras on the floor and had to rest all the settings.  I seem out of focus, but you guys decide.  By the way I forgot to reset the camera on the first set to show the proper view relationship.  In other words my left is right on some.   I think.  Hugs

tRump consults with tRump

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Teachers & educated students are a threat to republicans.

Filed under: Children, Economics, Ideas, meme, News, Political, Reason, Youth — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:11

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

NRA smears shooting victims

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

April 4, 2018

tRump world.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Greed, Harm, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:06

(cartoon by Paul Coombs)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Steve Sack)

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

 

Police shootings and race

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Harm, meme, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 09:04

(cartoon by Matt Bors)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

The wealthy are ganging up on the poor

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:03

(cartoon by Clay Butler)

(cartoon by Jeff Darcy)

(cartoon by Kevin Siers)

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

 

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