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The links keep coming at me even when I don’t look for them. And I confess I sometimes I sneak over to my old news feeds and hunt down a few …


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  1. david
    david September 4, 2019 12:02 pm

    That couple’s engagement shoot is hilarious. They are obviously meant to be together. Even if it’s really a spoof of engagement photo shoots.

  2. Myself
    Myself September 4, 2019 12:40 pm


    The Alabama law seems like semantics to me, the state still has and enforces legal requirements to be married, the state still records the marriage, and the “happy” couple still gets a piece of paper from the state saying they are legally married.

    The only difference from past practices seems to be instead of a judge issuing a marriage license, the couple will get the same document from some clerk, and no requirement to hold a ceremony to “solemnize” the union.

    If Alabama really wanted to be cutting edge, they would eliminate legal marriage all together, but of course they wont.

  3. StevefromMA
    StevefromMA September 4, 2019 7:23 pm

    Are Orthodox Jews good neighbors? No, not in Israel where they throw feces and rocks at passers by “ violating the Sabbath”. Nor in the U.S. where they think their cult religion allows them to flaunt whatever rules they don’t think fit into their world schema. My cousin in Israel calls them “parasites” there where they are given stipends so they can study obscure crazy beliefs. My interactions with them as a (former) conservative Jew were always being denigrated and a focus of disdain. They are no different from any other religious cult, which is, essentially, all religions. All religions snare their victims when they are very young and haven’t developed cognitive faculties yet and brainwash them into false beliefs ie. religion.

  4. Claire
    Claire September 5, 2019 11:43 am

    At least one family of Orthodox Jews reads this blog. I’ve known them for more than 20 years in the real world and finer folk you’ll never meet. They’re as pro-gun as it gets, fun to be with — and they send me a beautiful Christmas card every year.

  5. larryarnold
    larryarnold September 6, 2019 8:45 pm

    The links keep coming at me even when I don’t look for them.
    Like zombies then?

    I’d find it hard to believe that the kid was banned for shooting at a rifle range in Colorado, except I recently interviewed a couple who moved here from Boulder. They say the town has become so “progressive” that elementary schools are closing for lack of students, since even upper middle class parents can’t afford to raise children there.
    I bring that up whenever someone mentions the “need” to Turn Texas Blue.

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