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1  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: Last one to post wins. on: Yesterday at 09:22 PM
Long way to go before the home stretch
2  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: First three letters on: Yesterday at 09:21 PM
3  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: First three letters on: Yesterday at 04:43 PM
4  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Uranium One scandal debunked on: Nov 17, 2017, 12:37PM

Hey, I'm down with that!  PARTY ON DUDES!!!!!!
5  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 16, 2017, 01:30PM
This has degenerated into name calliing and 'I know you are but what am I' arguments.  Topic is locked.
6  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republican duplicity re: sexual assaults on: Nov 14, 2017, 01:08PM
It never ceases to amaze me -
Democrat caught cheating on wife, committing sexual harassment, etc. = end of political career
Republican caught doing same = Republican cries crocodile tears, career continues as if nothing happened.

And the Republicans say the Democrats have no morals.
7  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shooting in Texas on: Nov 10, 2017, 09:09AM
Surely you jest. Do you actually think there were Christians in the days of Daniel?

In the early centuries of the Church (i.e. 100A.D. to approx. 312 A.D), being a Christian was punishable by torture and/or death.  Many Christians died in the Colloseum.  Some were fed to the lions; some were crucified, covered with pitch, and set on fire.  Re-read your early history of the Church.
8  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Bunker 2017 on: Nov 09, 2017, 01:13PM
Sad day.  Our school board is trying to force our high school band director to retire so they can get someone who will do more 'razzle dazzle' type stuff.  Looks like military style marching is on its way out in Deep East Texas.   :( :( :(
9  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Nov 09, 2017, 08:32AM
Did somebody say Harding? You may have seen this, although it doesn’t go that far back:

That's because all the federal prosecutors are liberal democrats, and we know they protect their own!!!!  If you don't believe me, look it up (but give me a few minutes to post this to Facebook, Twitter and Breibart before you start looking!)  If you can't find it, you obviously aren't looking in the right places!
10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Nov 08, 2017, 02:53PM
Don't see why anyone is surprised or upset at this.  I mean last November we elected a dictator for life.  It's just taking him longer than most to cull the opposition.  First he has to cull it in his party, then he can start on the Democrats and independents.
11  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Nov 07, 2017, 01:35PM
Doesn't matter.  If the press had the balls to call a spade a spade, Trump & Co., Faux Noise, and the rest of the self-proclaimed 'alt-right' would say they were lying and their followers would still be for them.  Don't expect a presidential election in 2020.
12  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shooting in Texas on: Nov 07, 2017, 01:32PM
If I'm not mistaken, this 'good guy with a gun' pointed his gun at the shooter after the shooter came out of the church.  In other words, the shooter had finished what he started.  The 'good guy with a gun' didn't actually save anyone's lives.  He was more interested in going after the 'bad guy' than seeing if he could help anyone in the church before the ambulance arrived.  So, instead of saving lives, he went after glory.

13  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shooting in Texas on: Nov 07, 2017, 09:00AM

Technical quip ... you're thinking of the AK-47. The AR15 is the semi-auto civilian version of the M16.

You're right.  I was thinking ak-47.  Isn't the M16 just a glorified .22?
14  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shooting in Texas on: Nov 06, 2017, 01:40PM
Well then, the problem is that there aren't enough guns in Texas.  They need more, let's start a telethon - "Big Scary Black Guns for Jesus".  The state should also provide loaded AR-15 clips at store entrances, elevators, and elsewhere so you can load up for the days defense.  More, more, more, more - more guns, more amo, make them full auto.  Yep - that's what we need.  I mean don't you feel naked if you step outside and you don't have two AR-15's, 20 clips, a 1911 or 9mil, 4 clips for that, a 380 auto strapped to your ankle, Bowie knife, and S&W 50 cal for bear defense.  How can you go anywhere? Aren't you afraid?  Bless the NRA, bless them.

Why the hell would I want an AR-15.  Damn commie weapon.  I do just fine with my 303 Infield, Colt 45, Bowie knife (Centennial edition!), and my double-barreled shot gun.  Only the sissies need all that other crap.
15  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / How 'bout those 'Stros!!!!! on: Nov 02, 2017, 11:38AM
Houston Astros clinched the World Series! 

16  Practice Break / Religion / Re: 500th anniversary of the Reformation on: Nov 01, 2017, 11:19AM
I believe it's Luther's translation that has the rapture being heralded by "the last trombone."  :)

We were taught that when Luther got to the point where he could read the Latin Bible he was stunned at how much of the Church's practices and dogma were not supported by it. That was his motivation for making it readable by everyone, that they might see the deception being perpetrated.

Souls were at stake, after all, right?

It can get a bit circular.

We won't bother translate the Bible to the vernacular because the common people can't read and we won't bother to teach the people to read because the books are all in Latin anyway.   :D

Not really.  Before the invention of the printing press (a new invention in Luther's time,) to produce a new Bible was a labor intensive task.  Remember, each page had to be carefully copied by hand (in ink).  Any misspelling meant the whole page had to be thrown away and a new page started.  Then it had to be bound by hand.  Start to finish, a new Bible could take upwards of 6 months to a year to write out, proofread, and bind.  Only the wealthy, or churches, could afford books.  If the common people were taught to read, what would they read?  There was no mass production of anything. 

17  Practice Break / Religion / Re: 500th anniversary of the Reformation on: Nov 01, 2017, 07:41AM
What was the point in writing out the Bible in the vernacular when the only people who knew how to read could read & write Latin?  Before the invention of the printing press, all Bibles were written out by hand and hand sewn together.  Fun fact - the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible was printed before the King James Version.
18  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Wake Up, America: Take 3 on: Oct 31, 2017, 01:53PM
Problem is, many of the crimes also have state crime counterparts.  A presidential pardon is only good for federal crimes. 
19  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Republicans standing up saying enough is enough on: Oct 27, 2017, 11:50AM
It's not entirely GWB's fault the accord with the N. Koreans failed. When Dems lost control of Congress during the midterms, the GOP majority started dragging their feet on funding the fuel oil shipments that were agreed to. That caused North Korea to start behaving worse. By the time GWB took office, the thing was already pretty shaky.

Part of the problem is the politicization of these matters of grave importance. When you have a situation with no good options, politicians love to criticize whatever course is taken for not being perfect. As Bannon pointed out, there is no good military option in Korea, because NK has enough conventional weapons aimed at Seoul to immediately destroy in in case of an attack. That was the situation Clinton was dealing with.

The further problem is that partisan politics makes us less able to arrive at agreements, because we don't keep our word. When GWB was president, Kadhafi renounced terrorism, seeking better relations with the US. Then Obama helped overthrow him during the 'Arab Spring' fad (the benefactors of this action displayed their infinite gratitude in Benghazi). Trump's doing the same thing with the Iran deal. We are rapidly becoming a nation that is untrustworthy, because any promise we make lasts only until the next election. It hamstrings our ability to solve problems like this.

Whatever the merits of previous presidents' Korean policy, I think we can all agree that threatening, taunting, and ridiculing Kim Jong Un is NOT a good course. You'd have to be a complete bonehead to think Trump is stepping in and cleaning up a mess left by his predecessors--instead he's taking a terrible situation and making it worse.

What does being a trombone player (i.e. bonehead) have to do with Trump? 
20  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Oct 25, 2017, 11:17AM
Oh, Demos as in Democrats.  I thought he had misspelled Demons.  Eeek! Eeek! Eeek!
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