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  1. I note that the biggest megachurch in our town, with thousands of members, has gone to video services but this Sunday they are offering drive-through communion. Isn't that terrific? The first person who drives through has the virus and gives it to the cracker handler, who then gives it to everyone else in line. Way to go!
  2. Thanks, TruthSeeker0, for posting this. Sometimes we don't follow our own advice, and I had a problem I couldn't let go. I'd had an over-the-fence chat with my neighbor who has two high school age boys and two college age daughters. He said they were "trying" to follow the social distancing guidelines. And the girls said they had been invited to meet with friends but turned them down. I commented about the way the virus spreads, and that I'm a perfect example of someone who would probably die if infected. Just two hours later, two boys drove up and one of the girls greeted each of them with a
  3. This sentence makes me wonder how many "Christians" will "forget" to donate. Perhaps those pastors who won't stop the services are worried about cash flow.
  4. Tonight's news reports that Tony Spell of Baton Rouge, who we have discussed on one of the virus threads here, has also been arrested. He remains defiant. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/us/louisiana-pastor-arrest-tony-spell/index.html
  5. Right now I think I'd vote for Cuomo. He's no Mr. Rogers but he knows how to play hardball and get things done.
  6. As someone posted elsewhere on the net: "When you are dead, you don't know you are dead — it's difficult only for others. It is the same when you are stupid.
  7. It’s been a beautiful day. The sun rose to a clean blue sky dotted with white puffy clouds that looked like giant cotton balls sprinkled to the horizon. I stepped out for my morning walk and the thin breeze was cool but not cold; the warmth of the sun seeping through my flannel shirt, which I soon had to shed. Walking down to the corner and turning west into the breeze, the neighborhood was quiet except for the excited little dog that always announces my approach. I could tell that traffic on the main road to the south was barely extant as the usual dull hum was reduced to an occasional whoosh
  8. Buffetphan: A columnist recently suggested that folks like him could be held civilly liable for injury. I'm not a lawyer but as I understand it tort law has several levels of negligence, one of which is gross negligence, or reckless disregard for others. If he knew, or should have known, that opening the school would put people in grave danger, a good lawyer should have no problem bringing a case against him. But, oh silly me, everyone there is Christian, so it's just the work of God and they wouldn't think of suing.
  9. Here's a little more from the story on Howard-Browne: At a church service on March 15, Howard-Browne said he would not close his church's doors until the Rapture, when believers will be lifted up to heaven, according to evangelical theology. At the same service, the pastor said he won't close his Bible School either, "because we are raising up revivalists, not pansies." Howard-Browne defended his actions in a Facebook Live post titled "End of Days Part Three," according to CNN affiliate WFLA. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/us/florida-pastor-arrested-river-church/index.html
  10. OK, Moho. Time to show us what you can do. Where online can we hear some of your virtuosity?
  11. Thanks for the response, Josh. I'm not that impressed with the DNC either but I think I'm forced to go with Biden. I'm concerned that he's showing the effects of age. But to me, a career politician knows, or should know, how to work the system to get things done. Too many important people have said that Trump has made a mess of things, including some of those who worked for and with him. I did like what little I heard from Yang.
  12. In answer to the O.P. question: I can't do much about it so I'm not going to stress over it. I'll take care of myself and my family and that's all I can do at this point. As I can, I will also do my part politically to move things in the direction I think they should go. As I've posted on this site before, this quote is particularly appropriate now: Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe
  13. What draws you to him, and what turns you away from Biden? (I do not want to start a debate. Just curious as to what concerns folks have and why they make the decisions they do.)
  14. OK, folks. I'm on the verge of apoplexy. Here are some more morons: Jerry Falwell Jr. has reopened Liberty University. From the story: President Jerry Falwell Jr. told CNN on Wednesday that about 1,900 of its 15,000 residential students had returned to its Virginia campus from spring break. This week, he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I think we have a responsibility to our students—who paid to be here, who want to be here, who love it here—to give them the ability to be with their friends, to continue their studies, enjoy the room and board they’ve already paid for and to not
  15. Fortunately, many of us are keeping our sense of humor. A recent comment seen online: "My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant in the last week that when I pee it cleans the toilet."
  16. Here's an article that popped up this morning about Venus and it's orbit. Interesting: https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-greatest-evening-elongation-on-march-24?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
  17. OK, folks. Here we are two months into this and here is the headline: _______ Louisiana pastor defies coronavirus order, draws over 1,000 people to services "The virus, we believe, is politically motivated," Tony Spell said. "We hold our religious rights dear and we are going to assemble no matter what someone says." _______ So if those assholes get sick, are they going to go to a taxpayer supported hospital for treatment, or will they go back to their church and pray for healing? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-pastor-defies-coron
  18. I don't know that I'd rebel. I'd just ignore him.
  19. Climate change will take care of that.
  20. As I posted in another thread here, people under a certain level will only get $600, and those at the very bottom get nothing. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488677-democrats-balk-at-1200-rebate-checks-in-stimulus-plan
  21. As I understand it, it is an income tax rebate. So if you are below a certain income you would get only $600. If you earned less that $2500 you get nothing. And if you earned $75,000, you'd get $1200. There is also a cutoff for high incomes. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488677-democrats-balk-at-1200-rebate-checks-in-stimulus-plan Do you support Trump or some other candidate, or none at all?
  22. Oh, Prof. That sucks. I hope there were at least a few days or times when things were good, and that there are many days and times now that are good.
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