Bush is a hero

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#167148 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I get immense pleasure from my favorite toys. I've recently acquired a 'bob-in-a-box', and it never fails to activate at my command.
Yeeeehawwwww!!
I got yer "bob-in-a-box", brain dead b1tch!
Roberta G

United States

#167149 Aug 23, 2013
RFD wrote:
<quoted text>
‘‘Warfare is eminent, and in order for black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites — more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,’’ reads a 2010 post titled ‘‘Black Ethnic Cleansing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.’’‘'Waging war against whites is at the core of the Afrikan warrior’s spirit. It’s the flame that drives our willingness to fight in the face of certain defeat and/or death.’’
http://www.boston.com/business/news/2013/08/2...
On to this...
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/22/89...
and this...
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/teenagers-a...
With that one , the black boys [descendants of African-American slaves] said previously that they hate European-Americans.
Where is Jesse jackson and lil al sharpton with the Hate crime speil?
Mf'n boons.
Reported.
Roberta G

United States

#167150 Aug 23, 2013
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
I got yer "bob-in-a-box", brain dead b1tch!
Reported. Sorry, Bob.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#167151 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
While I truly believe that capitalism is the best economic system available, I believe the article linked below
http://io9.com/5967858/the-bayou-corne-sinkho...
begs the following questions:
How much longer do we have the luxury of utilizing fossil fuels, while technologies exist which make them unnecessary for our industries, except as a function of the size of financial profit for the very few?
For how much longer are we as a species going to be this arrogant?
How long will this planet tolerate our presence, before shaking us off like a bad case of fleas?
And when will we learn that this is the only environment we have, and that defecating where one eats is a bad idea?
(Included in the article, is a very interesting video clip, involving the incredibly rapid disappearance of several large trees...even if one cares nothing about man's collateral damage to the environment, it's worth a watch.)
Duuuhh! Worthless troll!

Course one can't expect much else from a conspiracy theory zombie.
UIDIOTRACEMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#167152 Aug 23, 2013
Clementia wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, our government doesn't listen to us. We protested a lot to stop the Iraq war. Students protested to stop the increase in university tuition fee. Yh, so they protest a lot in England, didn't really achieve much. Maybe the American government is more moral!
So when is your government going to release the unlawfully detained prisoners in Guantanamo Bay?
Worst!

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#167153 Aug 23, 2013
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>Reported. Sorry, Bob.
Better keep that line open. It's likely to get much worse.
Roberta G

United States

#167154 Aug 23, 2013
LOL. Thanks for the heads - up :)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#167155 Aug 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read the entire book before making this judgment?
Remember the story of three blind people, each touching one part of an elephant and then describing the animal?
Which part were you touching?

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#167156 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>It seems that the Federally funded 'Common Core' program, however, has gone to the opposite extreme.'Approving' what amounts to the diary of a pedophile, fictional or no, for reading material in an 11th grade literature class? Setting up the framework for a lit teacher to require the class to read it? Even as a life-long opponent of book-banning, I'm not okay with that. There's a line, and that book most assuredly crosses it, IMO. We might as well make the Marquis De Sade a staple of high school libraries. Perhaps we should start offering "The Anarchist's Cookbook" as a science text, as well?
I won't say you all don't have valid points here and there. At the same time I think the reactions are....reactionary;) such as describing a book one hasn't read beyond excerpts as a pedophile's diary. If the best art is that which provokes a reaction, well, there ya go.

But I get it too, you all ain't condemning the book per se, but questioning it's value on a high school reading list. I ask myself, why did the author include such scenes in what is otherwise a morality tale about self-worth and misplaced ideals? I dunno. Artists - Go figger. Maybe she knows that the prurient stuff grabs our attention (don't it tho'?), while in meantime her true theme can hopefully osmotically sink in.

In any case, at the practical level, it is one book on an entire reading list. The vast majority don't read at all. I can't see the few 17 yr old that do read being harmed by it. Really, what do we envision might happen? I don't think we want to give them credit for the maturity to place it in perspective. I think treating our teens like children is a big reason so many ARE immature. Beyond that, if a teacher chooses to include it in the syllabus, now at least they're guided thru by an educator rather than reading it "in the dark", as it were.

'Cos guess what? Sure as there's ice cream trucks in July, there's a whole host of kids of all ages who would have never heard of this book before the late brouhaha, and now they're going to be looking for it just to read the hot stuff that's got the 'rents all verklempt.

I've never felt threatened by free artistic expression, and resented adults who thought I needed "protected" from it. I feel the same for my three kids. It was our job to raise them with balance and positive self-image, and then shoo them from the nest with heartache and hope. I think a 17 yr old Lit student can handle it. There's art that I consider crap, so I ignore it,'cos Art can only be buried by indifference and neglect. Any attention - good or bad - is the very best way to ensure it's widest possible circulation. It's a conundrum, fer shur, but it seems that's one of the "blessings" of a free society.

In my most humble opinion;)

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#167157 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Which part were you touching?
LOL! I was going to use that example in the previous discussion

but didn't

Pre-Cisely because I expected Somebody would say Something like that.

Cos I would........;)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#167158 Aug 23, 2013
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Duuuhh! Worthless troll!
Course one can't expect much else from a conspiracy theory zombie.
I fully expect you to defecate where you eat, bob. Old habits die hard.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#167159 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I fully expect you to defecate where you eat, bob. Old habits die hard.
What you "expect" is of NO interest to me, b[u]tch!

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#167160 Aug 23, 2013
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Which part were you touching?
Better leave the humor to your MENTOR, crone troll. You suck at that too!

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#167161 Aug 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's school.
That's what teachers are for, to open up curious minds; encourage thinking about life and important issues.
I often think posters here simply lack education, and that's why minds are closed and everything is a knee-jerk reaction.
I wonder what the honest responses would be if posters were asked what the last three books they read were, and when they read them.
I expect some knee-jerk reactions to this post, too.
Hmm, I wonder what you are thinking might be revealed by an "honest response"......? Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe? Amuuuuzing...

But, not my cup o'meat, to borrow a phrase from the Mighty Quinn.

But I do enjoy talking about books read, and still to read. So,

Currently,

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes

Ms. HipG picked this up for me at a thrift. Thought I'd pretty much covered this ground, but I was wrong. Well done, well-written, by a man who earned the right, but it took 40 years to sort it out.

Previously,

Nick Of Time: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell

Ya got pirates, ya got Nazis, ya got sailin' ships and time travel. What more could ya want? I still enjoy reading "young adult fiction". Takes me back, and it also gives me a mental break after a novel like,

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

I try to fit in one Dickens a year. Possibly my next fav writer, after Twain, barely. I'd love to find a modern writer who fleshes out such a rich cast of distinct characters and personalities, and concurrent interwoven plots like was standard writing for these and a few other 19th century authors. But it is an investment in time and effort to read, thus the lighter fare after.

Before that,

The Anti-Federalist Papers by various

It amuses me to no end whenever I hear someone bemoan what the Founding Fathers "meant". Check this stuff out and be astounded what many of the most heralded 1776 "patriots" thought of the "affront to liberty" that was produced behind closed doors one hot summer in Philadelphia. The seeds of civil strife were present from the start (and still boil over with circadian regularity).

Whoops, that's four, you only wanted three. I could keep going. Fun. Love to read other's list (Bless you Hap;), but alas, it seems we might prefer discord in this venue, and will broach no interludes of civility between the assigned combatants. thx anyhoo.

But! not even one Shade Of Gray to be found.....;)

ps: I can tell you this fer shur fer shur. If we teens would have heard the ol' folks hyperventilating about a book they thought was too sexed-up for our tender ears, we'da dang well procured a copy of that dang book, or bust. Wise adults are ever clueless about how that works.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#167163 Aug 23, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm, I wonder what you are thinking might be revealed by an "honest response"......? Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe? Amuuuuzing...
But, not my cup o'meat, to borrow a phrase from the Mighty Quinn.
But I do enjoy talking about books read, and still to read. So,
Currently,
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
Ms. HipG picked this up for me at a thrift. Thought I'd pretty much covered this ground, but I was wrong. Well done, well-written, by a man who earned the right, but it took 40 years to sort it out.
Previously,
Nick Of Time: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell
Ya got pirates, ya got Nazis, ya got sailin' ships and time travel. What more could ya want? I still enjoy reading "young adult fiction". Takes me back, and it also gives me a mental break after a novel like,
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
I try to fit in one Dickens a year. Possibly my next fav writer, after Twain, barely. I'd love to find a modern writer who fleshes out such a rich cast of distinct characters and personalities, and concurrent interwoven plots like was standard writing for these and a few other 19th century authors. But it is an investment in time and effort to read, thus the lighter fare after.
Before that,
The Anti-Federalist Papers by various
It amuses me to no end whenever I hear someone bemoan what the Founding Fathers "meant". Check this stuff out and be astounded what many of the most heralded 1776 "patriots" thought of the "affront to liberty" that was produced behind closed doors one hot summer in Philadelphia. The seeds of civil strife were present from the start (and still boil over with circadian regularity).
Whoops, that's four, you only wanted three. I could keep going. Fun. Love to read other's list (Bless you Hap;), but alas, it seems we might prefer discord in this venue, and will broach no interludes of civility between the assigned combatants. thx anyhoo.
But! not even one Shade Of Gray to be found.....;)
ps: I can tell you this fer shur fer shur. If we teens would have heard the ol' folks hyperventilating about a book they thought was too sexed-up for our tender ears, we'da dang well procured a copy of that dang book, or bust. Wise adults are ever clueless about how that works.
I like your list. Our reading interests are similar in some ways, diverge in others.

But I just got home and it's late.

So I'll post my own recent reading list tomorrow.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#167164 Aug 23, 2013
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
What you "expect" is of NO interest to me, b[u]tch!
Too bad, bob. I'm about the only one who plays with you anymore, so I guess you're stuck with me.

:)
UidotRaceMAKEWOR LDPEACE

United States

#167165 Aug 23, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm, I wonder what you are thinking might be revealed by an "honest response"......? Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe? Amuuuuzing...
But, not my cup o'meat, to borrow a phrase from the Mighty Quinn.
But I do enjoy talking about books read, and still to read. So,
Currently,
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
Ms. HipG picked this up for me at a thrift. Thought I'd pretty much covered this ground, but I was wrong. Well done, well-written, by a man who earned the right, but it took 40 years to sort it out.
Previously,
Nick Of Time: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell
Ya got pirates, ya got Nazis, ya got sailin' ships and time travel. What more could ya want? I still enjoy reading "young adult fiction". Takes me back, and it also gives me a mental break after a novel like,
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
I try to fit in one Dickens a year. Possibly my next fav writer, after Twain, barely. I'd love to find a modern writer who fleshes out such a rich cast of distinct characters and personalities, and concurrent interwoven plots like was standard writing for these and a few other 19th century authors. But it is an investment in time and effort to read, thus the lighter fare after.
Before that,
The Anti-Federalist Papers by various
It amuses me to no end whenever I hear someone bemoan what the Founding Fathers "meant". Check this stuff out and be astounded what many of the most heralded 1776 "patriots" thought of the "affront to liberty" that was produced behind closed doors one hot summer in Philadelphia. The seeds of civil strife were present from the start (and still boil over with circadian regularity).
Whoops, that's four, you only wanted three. I could keep going. Fun. Love to read other's list (Bless you Hap;), but alas, it seems we might prefer discord in this venue, and will broach no interludes of civility between the assigned combatants. thx anyhoo.
But! not even one Shade Of Gray to be found.....;)
ps: I can tell you this fer shur fer shur. If we teens would have heard the ol' folks hyperventilating about a book they thought was too sexed-up for our tender ears, we'da dang well procured a copy of that dang book, or bust. Wise adults are ever clueless about how that works.
Not really a Literature or non-fiction reader prefer Non-fictions Like How -to -Do books, Technology, MAth, Psuedo Sciences... boring to most of you English majors

How about short stories by Edgar allan Poe 'The Casque of Amontillado' a morbid dark drama revenge, wonder should be read by High School students?

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#167166 Aug 23, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm, I wonder what you are thinking might be revealed by an "honest response"......? Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe? Amuuuuzing...
But, not my cup o'meat, to borrow a phrase from the Mighty Quinn.
But I do enjoy talking about books read, and still to read. So,
Currently,
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes
Ms. HipG picked this up for me at a thrift. Thought I'd pretty much covered this ground, but I was wrong. Well done, well-written, by a man who earned the right, but it took 40 years to sort it out.
Previously,
Nick Of Time: A Nick McIver Time Adventure by Ted Bell
Ya got pirates, ya got Nazis, ya got sailin' ships and time travel. What more could ya want? I still enjoy reading "young adult fiction". Takes me back, and it also gives me a mental break after a novel like,
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
I try to fit in one Dickens a year. Possibly my next fav writer, after Twain, barely. I'd love to find a modern writer who fleshes out such a rich cast of distinct characters and personalities, and concurrent interwoven plots like was standard writing for these and a few other 19th century authors. But it is an investment in time and effort to read, thus the lighter fare after.
Before that,
The Anti-Federalist Papers by various
It amuses me to no end whenever I hear someone bemoan what the Founding Fathers "meant". Check this stuff out and be astounded what many of the most heralded 1776 "patriots" thought of the "affront to liberty" that was produced behind closed doors one hot summer in Philadelphia. The seeds of civil strife were present from the start (and still boil over with circadian regularity).
Whoops, that's four, you only wanted three. I could keep going. Fun. Love to read other's list (Bless you Hap;), but alas, it seems we might prefer discord in this venue, and will broach no interludes of civility between the assigned combatants. thx anyhoo.
But! not even one Shade Of Gray to be found.....;)
ps: I can tell you this fer shur fer shur. If we teens would have heard the ol' folks hyperventilating about a book they thought was too sexed-up for our tender ears, we'da dang well procured a copy of that dang book, or bust. Wise adults are ever clueless about how that works.
I think we said awhile back we both liked Steinbeck, I know I think "Grapes of Wrath" is one of the greatest novels ever, and I also liked "of Mice and Men." Recently though I tried to read "Tortilla Flat" and could not get very far. Maybe I'm just changing.
UidotRaceMAKEWOR LDPEACE

United States

#167167 Aug 23, 2013
lisw wrote:
<quoted text>I think we said awhile back we both liked Steinbeck, I know I think "Grapes of Wrath" is one of the greatest novels ever, and I also liked "of Mice and Men." Recently though I tried to read "Tortilla Flat" and could not get very far. Maybe I'm just changing.
Best is Dickens ' Tale of Two Cities?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#167168 Aug 23, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder what the honest responses would be if posters were asked what the last three books they read were, and when they read them.
I expect some knee-jerk reactions to this post, too.
Let's see...I just finished Elmore Leonard's "Up in Honey's Room"
Last week, it was John Grisham's "The Litigators".

Before that, it was John Irving's "Last Night in Twisted River".

Next up - Cormack McCarthy. "No Country for Old Men".

It's summertime. Fiction rules. Come fall, however, it's going to be nothing but textbooks. I have a national certification test coming up, and will be devoting all my spare time to a TON of review.

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