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  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/09/2007 1:29:20 PM PDT · 82 of 84
    starfish923 to Lead Moderator
    Thank you for the warning.

    I will refrain from answering my pings if they are too numerous.
    I wasn't aware that it was spamming to answer pings.

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/09/2007 12:57:34 PM PDT · 76 of 84
    starfish923 to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Are you really criticizing Fred’s wife?

    Criticizing? Nah, jealous as hell. :o)

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/09/2007 12:56:42 PM PDT · 74 of 84
    starfish923 to luckystarmom
    But they will put the adulterous wife of a philanderer in as first lady? Or how about making the wife of an adulterer president? I’ll take Jeri Thompson any day over Rudy’s wife or Hillary’s Husband.

    I don't know Rudy's wife, but the question about that. I would also include Kerry's wife in your selection.

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/09/2007 12:54:31 PM PDT · 73 of 84
    starfish923 to Squidpup
    See the photo the rest of the page.
    Here she DOES look MUCH younger.
    So, before you have SUCH fun ... consider that errors are based on photos like this one, where she DOES look MUCH younger than Fred.

    Twenty-four years, merely ONE generation younger, not TWO.

    Speaking of "taking one to know one..." if the foo shits er, whatever.

  • Pope encourages Austrian priests, religious to help the hopeless

    09/09/2007 12:42:23 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    starfish923 to arielguard
    Today’s LA Times had a really good article today about his visit to Austria. They quoted the teaching that Christianity is more than a set of morals, it’s a life lived. Yes, I read the LA Times. haha

    Nice to hear of a GOOD read about the Pope from that rag.

  • Pope encourages Austrian priests, religious to help the hopeless

    09/09/2007 12:39:16 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    starfish923 to NYer
    -- Pope Benedict XVI gave a spiritual pep talk to Austrian priests and religious, telling them that a fundamental part of their ministry is to give hope to people crushed by misfortune, injustice and despair.

    In Germany and Austria, misfortune, injustice and despair often come from the ravages and devastation of divorce, drugs, fornication, shacking up, drugs, materialism, promiscuity, drugs, alcoholism, legal prostitution, pornography, absence of God-in-family/community, secularism...and, oh yes, drugs, wrought upon their youth.

    Given the climate in which their youth are reared, it would be surprising if there were no misfortune, injustice and despair. Their youth seem DOOMED with the sins of their elders.

  • Pope encourages Austrian priests, religious to help the hopeless

    09/09/2007 12:31:30 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    starfish923 to arielguard
    My grandparents were German immigrants prior to WWII, and I must admit that this Pope of Rome makes me proud. It’s a tragedy how he takes a verbal flogging every time he goes anywhere, or says anything.

    You might take heart at that because it shows that SO MANY OTHERS really, really, REALLY care about every single solitary syllable that comes out of his mouth.

    The very WORST would be indifference. :o)
    It would be a tragedy if people stopped listening. It would mean that they stopped caring and that what His Holiness said was irrelevant.

    Truly, the LOUDER the gainsayers scream, complain, bellyache, equivocate, make excuses and EXCORIATE what our Pope says, the MORE his words smite (in the m-o-s-t Biblical sense) their hearts, minds and souls.

    My Sunday 2 cents

  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-09-07, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/09/2007 12:24:42 PM PDT · 22 of 36
    starfish923 to Salvation

    I missed your pronunciation and got it from Mass. I was the lector this morning and asked our priest. You were correct anyway.
    Thanks, teach/mom.

  • Police: Israeli neo-Nazi ring busted

    09/09/2007 12:22:16 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    starfish923 to SolidWood
    Yes, you are all right of course. I never said anything contradictional... at least I’m not aware of.
    I just wanted to stress that those idiots aren’t jewish and that the title “Israeli Neo-Nazis”, wile technically correct is misleading.


    I also think that neo-nazis, by definition, are sick puppies and do NOT represent a nation, culture or religion, even if they are German, Austrian, Catholic, Christian or whatever.

    I wasn't contradicting you either, or correcting you, and if it seemed that way, my apologies. I was merely adding on to the conversation.

  • North American Union driver's license created

    09/09/2007 6:21:03 AM PDT · 17 of 18
    starfish923 to martin_fierro

    GREAT picture.

  • The Bionic Woman's Toughest Mission (Attracting Lesbians?)

    09/09/2007 6:14:53 AM PDT · 43 of 55
    starfish923 to The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
    I'm going to see 3:10 to Yuma today, another remake. I wonder if it will suck.
    It DOES have Russell Crowe and I DO like westerns.

    Has anyone seen it yet?

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    09/09/2007 6:12:34 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    starfish923 to sig226
    Melanthius was a noted Greek painter of the 4th century BC. He belonged to the school of Sicyon, which was noted for fine drawing.

    Melanthius was also one of the minor characters who plays an important role in the context of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. He is a disloyal goatherd, treating Odysseus with contempt when Odysseus meets him by the fountain dedicated to the nymphs with Eumaeus, disguised as a beggar. Melanthius also mocks him at the palace in Ithaca and he meets his end at the hands of Odysseus. Melanthius helps the suitors and betrays Odysseus. When Odysseus wins, Odysseus seizes Melanthius, takes him to a court, chops Melanthius' nose and ears off with a sword, pulls off Melanthius' genitals to feed to the dogs, and chops Melanthius' hands and feet off.

    I wonder why this basin was named after him, whether the painter or the betrayer of Odysseus.

  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-09-07, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/09/2007 6:07:39 AM PDT · 13 of 36
    starfish923 to Salvation

    How is his name pronounced?

  • Police: Israeli neo-Nazi ring busted

    09/09/2007 6:01:27 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    starfish923 to SolidWood
    Those are most often non-Jews or pseudo-jewish (had some jewish grandfathers) Russians or Ukranians who were brought to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Israel (and also Germany) favor and let in a huge number of ex-Soviets who are Jews (often fake) on paper only.

    There are a****les like this all over the planet. No one country, religion or culture is exempt from them. There IS no "filter" for people like these. It doesn't matter how "fake" or "on paper" people SAY they are, MOST of them are young, angry, disenfranchised (whatever that is) a****les.
    It's my GUESS (and it's only a guess) that they learned their reactions to the vissitudes of life from people in their family.
    I also wouldn't be surprised if drugs had their place with these men.

    There is NO excuse for these men. Blaming their Soviet background, religion (fake, pseudo, whatever) or upbringing is no excuse. They knew it was a crime to be neo-nazis in Israel and they still did it.


    If they broke the law in CHINA, they COULD be put to death. (As in the executive who was executed for fraud.)

  • Dutch Dominicans (issue radical recommendations)

    09/08/2007 7:13:49 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    starfish923 to NYer
    The ranks of Dutch Dominicans have thinned along with those of other clergy, and now number only 90 men. Since 2000 around 200 parishes in the Netherlands have been closed due to the lack of priests and the fall in church attendance

    Not surprising.
    Euthenasia, abortion, legalized prostitution, legalalized drugs (yeah, I know, very constricted, but still legal), a military which EMBRACES homosexuality (Their last war was 400 years ago.) and a government which takes care of its people, LITERALLY, from cradle to grave (Mommy culture to the nth degree).

    Lay ministers, chosen by the congregation to celebrate the Mass?
    WOW, that's sick even for the Dutch.

    They are doomed.

  • 'We Are Church' unhappy

    09/08/2007 7:09:54 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    starfish923 to NYer
    The problem is that We Are Church is a liberal group that embraces marriage for priests and ordination of women — two positions that earned the group condemnation from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in a letter he wrote in 1998, seven years before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI. The group, he wrote, has “an understanding of morality which directly contradicts Catholic teaching.”

    Hear whiny, high-pitched female voice: "But, he HAAAS to listen to us. We're impooorrrrtant."

    His Holiness nailed it back then: “an understanding of morality which directly contradicts Catholic teaching.”

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/07/2007 9:02:06 AM PDT · 34 of 84
    starfish923 to Ancesthntr
    1. If the vote was based on who's going to be the First Lady, Bill wouldn't have been elected.
    2. Anyhow, maybe this non-issue can be solved if Jerrie Thompson takes a few cues about make-up from Hillary, and has a reverse liposuction job done on her calves.

    1. You think so? Dem voters KNEW Kerry's wife, yet they were still put up for the candidacy.
    Besides, it DOES matter who the first lady is. All pols will tell you that running for office is a JOINT project for married folks. Children have to be included in the decision as well. The wives and husbands are WELL scripted and have their own handlers. Relunctant spouses and children can screw things up royally.
    I think it matters VERY much, not only to me but to most of the voters in this country.

    2. Meow. :o)
    Accordingly, none of this should matter. :o)

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/07/2007 8:56:29 AM PDT · 28 of 84
    starfish923 to Politicalmom

    Oops, forgot this part. I didn't know it was a two-parter.

  • Thompson Will Challenge For Iowa

    09/07/2007 8:55:20 AM PDT · 24 of 84
    starfish923 to Politicalmom

    GREAT shot.

    To all, public apology for my error!

    Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.

  • British soldier killed in Iraq

    09/07/2007 8:52:20 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    starfish923 to Rikstir

    You know, I once heard a British officer (NOT a general) say that the Brits HAD to engage in this war, if for no other reason than to keep up the readiness of their troops.

    I think he recited the Dutch, whose attitude towards their troops, readiness, etc., reflect the fact that the Dutch haven't been at war in over 400 years.