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Off-Topic / Re: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh dies aged 70 - one year after announcing S
« on: February 17, 2021, 06:12:02 pm »Message ID: 1351084
You know it's cold out there when Satan puts his best log in the fire.

Wow... just wow.  I sincerely hope this makes you feel better about yourself.

Off-Topic / Re: Why try to impeach Trump
« on: February 16, 2021, 01:27:40 pm »Message ID: 1351012
Don't they pretty much try to impeach just about every president for one thing or another?
Not until very very recent history, but I predict that it will soon become commonplace. Once again, you can thank Nancy and Chuck for that "waste of taxpayer money" as you so appropriately put it.

Off-Topic / Re: How caffeinated do you like your coffee?
« on: February 16, 2021, 01:23:32 pm »Message ID: 1351011
I love the smell of coffee but I cannot stand the taste. None for me thank you. It has probably been 25 years since I have had caffeine on any ongoing basis - I don't drink much pop these days, but when I do it is usually Sprite.

Off-Topic / Re: Lindsey Graham predicts GOP will IMPEACH Kamala Harris for 'bailing out BLM riot
« on: February 16, 2021, 09:55:09 am »Message ID: 1351002
Nancy and Chuck opened this can of worms. Be careful what you wish for...

Off-Topic / Re: Another snow storm
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:54:30 am »Message ID: 1350880
Maybe will get enough to make snow cream
I'm not familiar with "snow cream" - are you able to elaborate?

Off-Topic / Re: Mike the "MY Pillow guy"buries himself
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:52:09 am »Message ID: 1350879
Haven't tried his pillows, but respect the man himself a lot more than many other "businessmen" in the country.

Off-Topic / Re: Cracker Barrel's racist logo
« on: February 12, 2021, 04:48:33 pm »Message ID: 1350737
You so funny, UGetPaid. I know political correctness is infuriating, but you make it sort of comical.  :monkey:

Thank you, but I can't take the credit - when the sheer ridiculousness of the woke virtue signaling provides all the comedy necessary, it make me feel guilty to think that someone else is giving the comedic credit to me.

Off-Topic / Cracker Barrel's racist logo
« on: February 12, 2021, 08:06:29 am »Message ID: 1350697
Just one of the many "woke" revelations into the "systemic racism"  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)  rampant in our country.

Have you heard the latest effort to make something out of nothing by those who try their damndest to create racism where none exists (and in doing so, take away from the focus upon actual racism where it truly does exist).

There is now a claim circulating on Twitter that the company logo for Cracker Barrel where the K and the R loop around and connect to each other is meant to visually represent the shape of a whip as it is being lashed about just before striking its target with a brutal sting. A whip of course being a central image of the savagery of American slavery and therefore the Cracker Barrel logo is a literal sign of the "systemic racism" in America.

Going a step further, the name "Cracker Barrel" is allegedly a reference to a derogatory name for white people. One version (among many others which are very different explanations) of the origination of that slur comes from the name for the white slave owner cracking the whip.

So in the spirit of Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima and Cream of Wheat, let's change the name of this "systemically racist" company to do our part in eliminating racism for all eternity - because changing names and logos is the only true way to change hearts. 


Suggestions / Re: Sex
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:00:33 pm »Message ID: 1350668
The bible supports NONE of that like it doesnt support Xmas as another example.
An interesting discussion on that point that I just recently came across - a podcast by Jimmy Akin who I referred to above. He discussed that topic in an episode titled: When was Jesus born?

Although he is a Catholic who celebrates the Christmas holiday on December 25, he is not one of those people who insists that the day is accurate and undisputed and he presents several arguments to suggest otherwise. He also discusses the arguments that those who do insist on the date, and tends to show the faulty logic in those. He is very respectful to both sides of the issue. In the end, he concludes that we do not know the specific date, but we can be much more certain on the specific year.

Off-Topic / Re: “Aunt Jemima” brand logo change
« on: February 11, 2021, 06:44:09 pm »Message ID: 1350667
I think the name change is stupid, but is the product inside the box and bottle the exact same formula as before? If so, I would continue to buy it. Although for syrup, I personally prefer Mrs. Butterworth over Aunt Jemima. But isn't she a 'racist' symbol as well?

Suggestions / Re: Sex
« on: February 11, 2021, 04:13:19 am »Message ID: 1350628

I guess its not proof enuff for you Hitch,Drutts and myself have over 700 TYs in around 6000 posts.That proves many have understood us.Sorry if you havent.I know we arent all perfect but our effort is always there.

It's not about "proof", although I'm not in complete agreement that just because someone thanked you is 'proof' that they understood. It is evidence that other people like what the three of you have said, but the sheer number of thank you's doesn't explain away my effort to try to understand, but inability to follow your logic at times.

Also, not that it matters, but Drutts and Hitch were the exact same person. There is evidence of that in the forum. There is no hard proof that YOU are the same person, but you have many similarities in your personality and writing style to theirs. Regardless of that - I am trying to understand what difference it makes how many thank you's the three of you have collectively received to any discussion about my difficulty in understanding you - singularly - the user named Donnamarg323. 

You know how i felt RE Hitch being banned for supporting and JJ had much to do behind th scenes with that.We have been more then blessed exposing them in the forum with other members and havent missed a beat.We have brought up JJ time to time when the need for it has come up,but he left 7 months ago and you can count the posts on 1 hand where we have spoken of him.He banned himself cos the child didnt get his way in the candy store.Yes i know some of it had to do with FC earnings hasnt been as good but im convinced he cried over spilt milk.

CG chooses to still be here and we will forever set her azz straight on what she is out of truth and yes we consider ourselves clever and entertaining too.

I always told i had no problem with you if i spoke the truth RE christendom.I compared it with having friends that are gay but i dont agree with their lifestyle.

I despise liars and injustice.You got that from CG and JJ.

Like I said, your issues with JJ and CG are well documented. And I didn't mean to open up old cans of worms there. I merely brought it up in response to your remark to me (I am paraphrasing here) to "just go away and ignore me".

I won't rehash what I said before about my feelings on using the ignore feature - but just that I raised JJ and CG in order to prove my point about the futility of ignoring.

IMO your political and nationalistic views are a bit too much from someone who claims they are a xtian.Ive put up proof from the bible what God and Jesus think of this world.

That is your opinion and that is fine, but I am going to say that I do not believe my social, economic, or political beliefs are in any way in conflict with my Christian beliefs. I know some might disagree. Your religion and my religion differ a great deal on some of those matters. That doesn't make either of us a bad person - so I hope you aren't getting that vibe from me. Your decision to not vote is based entirely (or predominantly) on the JW teaching. My decision TO vote is based largely upon my Catholic Church's teaching. You can tell me that I am wrong, but according to my faith - I have a duty to vote. Your JW biblical proof is an interpretation of the scriptures, but it is not the decisive interpretation of the scriptures to the exclusion of any other possible interpretations. Again, I don't expect you to concede that point. And I don't mean to insult you with this remark, but I do not believe that JW always interprets everything correctly - especially when taking one verse here or there as determinative of an entire debate. That doesn't mean that I do not believe in the bible just because I see some things differently than you do. And that is the impression I've gotten from you or Drutts or Hitch many times over - UGetPaid doesn't believe in what WE say the bible says - so he doesn't believe in the authority of the bible. That is not the case.

When it comes to public policy and political issues, there are some points where my religion trumps the Republican platform, but generally speaking - I feel that the Republican party is more in line than the Democrat party in keeping with my religious beliefs. It is not a neat little box where I agree with everything Donald Trump does or everything that the Republican ticket espouses. But as I have justified many times before in these forums the hypocrisy and double standards are so lopsided in favor of the Bidens, Obamas, and other D's that it gets quite infuriating.

Ill be the first we all arent perfect,but i can say our posts are based on truth,humor,etc.We also are very sensitive to injustice and we display when we are but try to do so in a manner that is acceptable.

I also think does a GREAT job explaining the bible.As you know i defend it strongly when others mock it.

Not sure i covered everything.Thanx for listening.

Thank you for explaining. You know, we often disagree and get into debate mode, but we also often end up back in this position of guarded understanding.

Look. I will be the first to admit. You have a strong faith and I've said before and will say again that I respect that, even when I don't agree 100% with it. I am again going to tell you that *I* have a strong faith as well.

I will concede another point. I am not well versed enough to debate every specific scripture issue, which is why I usually do not engage in that exercise here. Your site has specific references to different specific questions. I do not have the personal grasp at my fingertips of all Catholic resources to make all of the fine tuned counterpoints. That doesn't automatically make me wrong.

I do attend a weekly bible study with other men of my local Catholic community where we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday Mass. Many viewpoints are discussed and most of the time I am more of a listener than a contributor. I also listen to several Catholic apologists on the radio on a regular basis who have a much better grasp of the scriptures and the Catholic tradition than I do. Tim Staples and Jimmy Akin do a fabulous job discussing the truth about the Catholic Church and the many lies and misconceptions about the Catholic Church that are out there. I am not programmed to speak with the same eloquence and authority as these men have been blessed to do. If you have the spare time, I would invite you to visit and seek out the Catholic Answers podcast for a better understanding of what I believe.

Off-Topic / Superbowl Halftime Shows
« on: February 10, 2021, 05:12:14 am »Message ID: 1350536
Even before this most recent one, which left me wholly unimpressed... Am I the only one who wishes that the Superbowl would go back to its roots and bring back halftime performances from groups like the Grambling State University Marching Band? Or maybe bring in a dci drum corps champion.

Why do we need major (or in some cases minor) recording artists singing truncated versions of their overhyped songs in an effort to squeeze a full rock concert into a 20 minute window?

Football halftime shows are made for marching bands, who IMO have much more talent, style, class, and entertainment value than almost any of these high profile acts that the Superbowl has been cranking out over the past few decades. It really is a shame that everything has to be commercialized and sensationalized.

Off-Topic / Re: National Anthem
« on: February 10, 2021, 04:59:18 am »Message ID: 1350535
I missed it, but I prefer plain vanilla by a good soloist and pass on the stylized pop singer versions.
I agree, I think an even better option is to have a marching band perform the anthem or an instrumental version - like what they do every four years when an American is on the top spot of the podium at the Olympic Games. Simple. Reverent. Uniform.

Suggestions / Re: Sex
« on: February 10, 2021, 04:21:48 am »Message ID: 1350533

If i misunderstood U i guess we are even cos U never understand me either.You take it personal and yet say MOOT?LOL!!

Seriously take a hike or put me on ignore.

And just remember when it comes to the  biblical truth it isnt me YOU disagree with,i reference what i post.Fine you wanna disagree with thats your decision.

You have more then convinced me you are a STOUT Republican!!It carries over to other stuff.Seems Countrygirl Syndrome as contagious as Covid is.

1. I truly make every effort to understand you, but often times your posts jump around making unexplained vague references to obscure points without clear A to B to C progression. That is difficult to follow and that is not on me. I don't think you are going to find any posts of mine that do not clearly and logically state my point. Now I may have had an off day here or there and not fully explained myself thoroughly, but it's not going to be a consistent pattern throughout my FC existence. You say that we have each misunderstood the other and that makes us even. A 1:1 ratio of us not being able to understand the other would make us even, but I think the ratio is a bit more lopsided than that. I expect you will disagree with that, which is absolutely your prerogative.

2. You know, I have tried the ignore option in the past for different users at different times. It works wonderfully for the spam artists and consistently/openly vulgar posters. But I've found that it is not the best option for regular community members who might say something now and then that I disagree with. You say many things that I do not 100% agree with. You say many things that are insightful and humorous (notice that I said INSIGHTFUL and not INCITEFUL). Hitting the ignore button just because I disagree with something someone says is petty and idiotic and it deprives me of any of the meaningful things that user has to say. And let me just say for the record, despite your disagreements with things that I have said, I hope that you would not put me on ignore - although it is your right to do so.

You have repeatedly made the entire forum aware of your disdain for JediJohnnie and Countrygirl. Yet you apparently never ignored them. Why is that? Please take this question in the spirit intended - I am not mocking you or typing with an accusatory tone here. I am legitimately asking the question. My point is that blocking a user just because you want to block any and all opposing viewpoints and only live in an echo chamber of your own ideas is a childish response. I am not a child and I have zero intentions of blocking you. I am not looking for a fight. I am not looking for a confrontation. I like the idea of free and open discussion. And I like to think that if I disagree with someone, I can openly state as such without the response of "You need to stop responding to me, while I am free to keep saying what I want to say." How is that a fair resolution? I have disagreed with you many times, but I don't think I have ever been disrespectful toward you.

3. Why does the bible even come into play here? What do your or my religious beliefs have to do with this particular dialog? Since you brought it up... Do I disagree with you and with JW? On many points, yes I do. Do I believe that you have the right to believe what you believe? Absolutely! Do I have the right to maintain my disagreement with your beliefs? I think so - as long as I do not infringe upon you religious freedom or physically persecute you for them.  If you want to shout to the world that my religion is wrong and you are right about God and salvation and everything else, have at it! I can't stop you. But I absolutely can defend my beliefs when I believe they are being misinterpreted or misrepresented. We've both long ago established our positions and neither of us have any delusions of changing the other's mind. That has never been my objective anyway. Unlike your sworn enemies on here, I don't believe I have ever attacked or mocked your religion. (If I have, point it out to me and I will give you my full apology). I appreciate your acknowledgement that it is my decision to disagree. Can I take that remark to the next logical step and assume that you respect my right to have that different religious belief/opinion?  (Again, I don't even know how or why this topic of religion was brought in to this particular discussion, but you apparently felt like it was necessary so those are my consistent thoughts on the subject).

4. Akin to #3, what logical, philosophical, or rational difference does it make to this discussion whether I am a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? Congratulations, you have ratted me out as a conservative. It's not a secret. What bearing does that have here? "It carries over to other stuff.Seems Countrygirl Syndrome as contagious as Covid is." What does that even mean?? We've come full circle here. I don't know whether I am being insulted, being made fun of, being jabbed in the ribs jokingly, etc. I don't know if I should feel offended, vindicated, or what in response to that last remark. I would ask you to enlighten me, but I think that might just get me into more trouble.

FusionCash / Re: Earnings reduced
« on: February 09, 2021, 03:47:56 pm »Message ID: 1350519
Yes, I am. And without being insulted. Bitcoin and a lot surrounding it is illegal. 
I'm coming in late with a response here, I missed this point on first glance, but I was wondering where you got the impression that Bitcoin was illegal? Or am I misreading and you are just saying that there are a lot of activities/transactions involving Bitcoin that are illegal. Bitcoin in and of itself is not illegal.

I only ask because I think (admittedly I do not have links to the hard data that points to this) that there is a much higher rate of illegal activity involved with paper currency than with Bitcoin. There are definitely a lot of illegal transactions where people use Bitcoin to close the deal, but you can say that about every form of currency or payment out there. There are many many more instances of people using Bitcoin for normal legal transactions - those just do not get the same press coverage as the illegal stuff. Anyone who assumes Bitcoin is nefarious just because they read an article about illegal activity involving Bitcoin is only scratching the surface and doing themselves a disservice in the process.

All of that said, Bitcoin is certainly not for everyone - not currently anyway. But I'm telling you guys that in another 10 or 20 years, you are going to wish that you got in now.

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