I went into A & F a couple times back in skinnier days. Never could figure out why people thought their clothes were so great and never bought anything.
Just for fun, I took a look at their website tonight. Fat, thin, cool kid or uncool kid, only an idiot would pay $128 for some Bedazzled cutoff jean shorts.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 22:36
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - OK folks, we need to get this crazy train back on the track. A floating Rapala works good for bass.#7-S is a good size to use. For trout I like the Joe's Fies spinner baits. #231 yellow feather with a gold blade. If you are fishing in a deep hole you need to put a couple of small split shot about 18" up the line and let it sink down before you start to reel it in.
Dang. All I use is some worms dug up out of the yard and a plain old plastic bobber. May be why I don't catch much.
I do like to peruse the fishing lures aisle at the sporting goods store 'cause some of the little shiny, colorful components would be cute as earrings or on a charm bracelet. Once when I was shopping with Mr. Annacat I made the mistake of saying so out loud. Now I don't get to go anymore.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 16:01
[quote][b]Censored[/b] - Did you ever think that all this diversity will one day attempt to meld into one?[/quote]
Nope, can't say that I do. Different religions have been around for thousands of years without yet melding into one, and I tend to think they'll still all be here in another thousand years, bickering about the same old stuff.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 23:16
Here is what the US Army Chaplains official Facebook page has to say about it. For anyone who doesn't know, OCCH stands for Office of the Chief of Chaplains:
"OCCH has verified that this is the OSD statement in response to recent media and public query. Thank you for your concern and prayers:
"The U.S. Department of Defense has never and will never single out a particular religious group for persecution or prosecution. The Department makes reasonable accommodations for all religions and celebrates the religious diversity of our service members.
Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one's beliefs (proselytization). If a service member harasses another member on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, then the commander takes action based on the gravity of the occurrence. Likewise, when religious harassment complaints are reported, commanders take action based on the gravity of the occurrence on a case by case basis.
The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the Military Services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects (and supports by its policy) the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, including the right to hold no beliefs. The Department does not endorse any one religion or religious organization, and provides free access of religion for all members of the military services.
We work to ensure that all service members are free to exercise their Constitutional right to practice their religion -- in a manner that is respectful of other individuals' rights to follow their own belief systems; and in ways that are conducive to good order and discipline; and that do not detract from accomplishing the military mission."
They distinguish clearly between proselytizing and evangelizing and do not single out any particular religion.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 17:02
I don't know why that weird smiley thing showed up in my previous post- it was not intentional.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:38
[quote][b]Censored[/b] - @annacat: http://onlineathens.com/faith/2013-04-25/southern-baptist-site-blocked-m...
I've been banned here a couple of times and I've seen several other comment sections with collapsed comments by Christians. Why I wonder?
The article about the SBC website being blocked clearly stated that it was some kind of glitch (something to do with malware, whatever that is) and that they were working to correct it. Had this happened with any other website, would you still be thinking it was some kind of conspiracy?
As to why you're been banned in the past--I couldn't say, since I don't know your previous online name( or what you said. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that since there are a number of posters on here who are Christians, who've spoken of their beliefs, and who've not been banned for it, it probably has more to do with violating the terms of service than with you being Christian.posted @ Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 13:35
There was a farmer had a dog
And Bingo was his name-o
And Bingo was his name-o.
@theold33: Is the flour all purpose or self-rising?posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 18:25
@E.J.: Just try one, you might be pleasantly surprised.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 21:18
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - Maybe I need to switch to Reese's ice cream. [/quote]
Get you a box of those new Reese's ice cream bars. The York peppermint patty flavor is pretty good too.posted @ Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 16:01
Seen on Facebook:
"Pollen's so bad the crackheads are trying to turn their meth back into Sudafed."posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 20:15
Flonase and and one of the OTC allergy meds ending in "iramine," like brompheniramine or chlorpheniramine. I don't know what it is about them, but for me they beat the heck out of all other antihistamines.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 16:51
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - I asked you questions. You don't answer. Just more drivel.[/quote]
That's pretty much the pattern with him.posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 19:43
[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - @Logical:
And conversely, it doesn't mean that there was a good reason either... [/quote]
If the article I linked in my previous post is correct, there were about 20 guns missing and the store owners didn't even know it. I'd say that's a pretty good reason.posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:11
[quote][b]WinSomeLoseSome[/b] - If something illegal was happening or the shop was failing to perform its legal duties for firearm sales, then yes, shut 'em down.[/quote]
According to this article, there were some guns missing and the store owners didn't even know about it.
"Police arrested Jordan Marsh, 26, of South Windsor after he was caught stealing a 50-caliber long gun on Dec. 15.
Later in the day, police seized an AR-15 with a scope that was found in a duffel bag at the Hartford Hilton where Marsh was staying. Police said that gun was stolen from Riverview Gun Sales.
The East Windsor Police Department said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn't know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives.
Riverview Gun Sales is now connected to the Newtown tragedy as well. Eyewitness News also learned, this is the same store where Nancy Lanza, the mother of Newtown killer Adam Lanza, legally bought at least one of her weapons.
Following a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Dec. 20, Riverview Gun Sales cannot buy or sell guns, only accessories including ammunition, targets and gun cases.
Law enforcement sources said in the next few days the store may lose its state license, which would forbid it from operating at all. This may be due in part to the fact that on the night of the ATF raid, there were more than 20 guns that were determined missing.
Law enforcement sources said the guns are now accounted for, and while they don't have them, they know who does. Eyewitness News sources told the station Riverview may not have done the proper paperwork on them."
"ATF officials said federal firearms license holders receive a copy of the violations report before a revocation is initiated and are made aware of the violations again during the hearing process. They have 60 days to appeal and in this case they chose not to do so, officials said."posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:06
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Why do you continue to make crap up and trying to pass off your made up crap as fact?[/quote]
Because we keep responding to it.
He or she keeps saying "the legislation contains wording that would protect pedophilia as a sexual orientation," blah blah blah...and then when I post a link to the legislation in question it's, "It's in the other legislation" or "go back and read this or that." He just likes watching us all run around in circles.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 13:06
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - Listen, the link provided at the beginning of this post has to do with legislation sought in California, and is not directly related to the Hate Crimes Act. Go to that link, and you'll see the point being made very clearly. [/quote]
I've already been there, and I've read SB 1172, and it doesn't say what you or your article claim it does. Here's the link to SB 1172:
If it says what you claim it does, find it in there and post it so we can all see it.
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - They say repetition is the mother of learning. Maybe you'll soon get it.[/quote]
Oh, I've been getting it. I realized some time ago that the fun for you is in watching people continue to respond to the nonsense you post.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:41
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - , but there was wording in the legislation that sought to categorize pedophilia as a sexual orietation along with others, [/quote]
Here's the link to the text of the Hate Crimes Prevention act. Please read it and show me the wording in the legislation that categorizes, or seeks to categorize, pedophilia as a sexual orientation.
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - But, why waste these words on you? [/quote]
Then don't.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:36
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - Just the facts, Mam. Just the FACTS. [/quote]
You wouldn't recognize one if it bit you on the hiney. I read the thread in it's entirety twice yesterday, and you were no more attacked because of your conservative viewpoints than any liberal gets attacked for theirs. People post what they think, people disagree, they argue back and forth, and that's how it goes. Furthermore, if you read some of the other Online Athens articles on gay marriage and the comments that follow, you'd see that there are a number of conservatives who also disagree with you on this particular issue.
And while we're on the subject of ignoring facts, among several you've chosen not to acknowledge is that the article you posted mixes up information from two different pieces of legislation and tries to make it appear as if Alcee Hastings' comments have something to do with SB 1172. The FACT is, it doesn't. Nor does either one make pedophilia a protected " sexual orientation" under the law, or allow for young boys to be raped.
You've provided no facts, merely conjecture.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:40
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - Perhaps you should read back through the entire thread paying close attention to my post on the Republican senator that has changed his views on gay marriage, and try making that statement again[/quote]
I think not.posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 09:40
posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 23:57
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - No, it's because almost every comment I have ever made here from a conservative, and or Christian view meets that same fate.[/quote]
Yes, I remember the Christmas tree thread and the one about the days of the week having Pagan names (or maybe that was all one thead.) Funny thing is, many of the regular conservative posters were disagreeing with you there too. Or did you assume they were all liberals like me?
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - In addition I posted numerous things that backed what I was stating, but you refuse to see any of it. [/quote]
From the same article. I posted links and quotes from the actual proposed legislation, which you ignored.
[quote][b]youdawgyou[/b] - Finally, I hope the lesbian in the book you are reading left her "lover" because she is breaking free to regain her sexual equilibrium. [/quote]
Nah, her lover died in a car wreck on the way home from vacation with a bunch of other lesbians. It's very sad.
posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 23:36
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
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