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Bubba

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Oregon
Home country: United States
Current location: Oregon
Member since: Thu May 15, 2014, 06:44 AM
Number of posts: 3,019

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My avatar picture is NOT me. It's radio talk show host Michael Berry.

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Manic Monday.

St. Lucia.

Been reading "Inferno." I have both versions - The original by Dante and the recent one by Dan Brown. Both make reference to St. Lucia, so I looked her up today. Interesting historical figure.

St. Lucia was a martyr in the early Christian Church. She lived from approximately 283 to 303 when she was executed by the mayor of Syracuse. The Syracuse in Sicily that is, not New York. Apparently, her crime was being Christian. The mayor ordered her to worship the Emperor, but she refused.

Now here is the interesting part: She was a beautiful girl. Every man who saw her wanted her. (Maybe a few women too.) In order that she would not be the cause of a person committing the sin of lust, she disfigured her face and gouged her own eyes out.

Now THAT'S putting your money where your mouth is!

A Post From Democrat Underground.

Threads from DU get posted here quite often. I've never posted one - Why would I give publicity to a site that won't let me post??

This post baffles me though. I'm serious here. I don't understand why DUers are so offended. The post, itself nothing but a link to a news story, is about the Governor Of Kentucky, Matt Bevin.

Mr. Bevin visited a Middle School where the students were mostly African American. He tweeted he was going to visit the chess club, and implied he was surprised the school even had a chess club.

That set off both the author of the news story and the DUers. The title of the DU post is, "Fucking Racist Pig."

I don't get it. Seems to me Mr. Bevin is making a sincere effort to learn more about the citizens of Kentucky. He didn't expect a primarily black school to have a chess club. Does that make him racist?? I honestly don't see how it does.

Well, maybe I'm just too white to understand. Anyway, here's the link to the DU post, followed by the first few paragraphs from the story linked in said post.

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/118765236

Apparently, astounded that all black children don’t spend their time shooting hoops or exploring new avenues of committing black-on-black crime, the governor of Kentucky regurgitated a small amount of previously digested racism when he declared how surprised he was that black kids could play chess.

On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin visited Nativity Academy at St. Boniface, a Louisville, Ky., middle school that is 86 percent black and only 1 percent white. Before entering, Gov. Bevin recorded a brief introduction for his Twitter followers.

“I’m about to go in and meet the members of the West Louisville Chess Club,” he explained. “Not necessarily something you would’ve thought of when you think of this section of town.”

What's Your Date Of Birth??

Yeah, I know it's petty and I have no reason to stress over it. If this is the worst thing I ever post in the "Health" forum, I'll be way ahead of the game.

That being said, it makes me so bleeping mad when I call a doctor, dentist, or any health care provider and the person on the other end of the phone asks, "What's your date of birth??"

I just want to yell into the phone, "MY BLEEPING BIRTHDATE IS NONE OF YOUR BLEEPING BUSINESS, YOU BLEEPING BLEEP. Now tell me what I need to know."

(Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.)

What's Your Mama's Name.

With all the caterwauling lately about children being ripped away from their parents, this seems like an appropriate song. Listen to the story.

Old Public Service Announcement.

Here's a short film (Ten minutes) from the early days of television. They used to show these to elementary students on 16 MM projectors. They were in grainy black-and-white, but that didn't matter. The important thing was the message: American values and the importance of family.

Reverend Mr. Black.

You'd expect the "Beliefs" forum to be a haven for rational, reasoned discussion, wouldn't you??

Yet it's anything but. We see hurt feelings, flaring tempers, profanity, and derision. One troll in particular routinely starts threads solely to denigrate and mock the faith of fellow Discussionst members. Seems like almost every poster here is tense, uptight, and occasionally outright hostile.

Well, perhaps music would mellow folks out. 'Course, maybe it won't. But who can stay uptight while listening to a good song?? Here's one appropriate for this forum. Bit more than three minutes.

So for three minutes, forget about that biting, sarcastic reply you were about to type. Sit back - Let the music wash over you.

Phrases You'll Never Hear A Male Utter.

"Oh, no, I couldn't take the last slice of pizza."

"Her skirt is too short."

"Those boobs are just too big."

"Thanks, but I couldn't take the last beer."

"No, your sister may NOT join us for a three-way."

Can you think of any others??

A Song For May 4th.

Digestive System Blues.

Blockage in my bowel
Makes me feel just foul.

Blood in my stool
And ya know, it ain’t cool.

Now I got flatulence
That don’t make no sense.

Dr. Colitis diagnosed, “inflammatory bowel disease.”
Thanks for putting my mind at ease!

He told me, “To cure constipation,
Of fruit you must increase your daily ration.”

I fretted. “What if I get diarrhea??”
He shrugged. “Be glad you don’t live in North Korea.”

The Doctor held his camera as I complained of hemorrhoids.
“Not to worry,” said he. “I’ll just snap a few Polaroids.”

Dr. Colitis gravely intoned, “You have gastritis.
Or maybe it’s plain ol’ appendicitis.

Of course, it could also be pancreatitis
Or the hardest of all to pronounce: diverticulitis.”

He looked thoughtful. “Perhaps it’s achalasia
Or even … Um, no, you don’t have eclampsia.”

As he practiced putting, I told him, “It hurts when I urinate.”
He said, “I have a one-thirty tee time. Don’t wanna be late.”

“Doctor,” I wailed, “I’ve followed your instructions. What more??”
He smiled. “Pay the receptionist on your way out the door.”

With me, this Doctor did not make a hit.
You might say he was full of …
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