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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, 05:44 AM
Number of posts: 3,148

About Me

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

Journal Archives

What's In Second Place??

"When you can't breathe, nothing else matters."

Motto of American Lung Association. Fair enough. No one's going to argue.

Assuming you're breathing OK, what else would become the absolute top priority in your life?? Probably another health matter. If you're having a heart attack or stroke, nothing else matters. If you've been hit by a car, and you're lying there in agony, both legs and a hip broken, nothing else matters.

If health is not an issue, however, what would make you think nothing else matters??

For a parent, maybe it's when his or her child is in danger. For a driver, it should be paying attention to the traffic. Under certain circumstances, it might be the URGENT need for a bathroom.

What's in second place for you??

Guy Fawkes Day!

Time for a bonfire.

A Song For Halloween.

Heard This Song On The Radio Today.

Reminded me of Maxine Waters. She's "Livin' in her white bread world" while her constituents live ... Someplace else.

Occasionally, I Wish Democrat UnderGround

Still let me post there. This post, from Mr. Scorpio, is several short videos, two - five minutes long. I really enjoyed them and would like to tell Mr. Scorpio as much.

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/118766039

Alas, DU revoked my posting privileges nine years ago over a joke. Yes, a silly, harmless attempt at humor. That was enough for them to ashcan me.

Over the years, I have sent four (Maybe five) e-mails to the Administrators asking them to let me back. They have not acknowledged any of them.

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.

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