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For decades now whenever I see intolerance, bigotry, hypocrisy, homophobia or the like it's almost certainly coming from someone who claims to be a "good, God fearing Christian". From the haters who won't pizza-cater a gay wedding to the folks who think that THEY should be the ones deciding about what happens with a woman's lady parts instead of her, they're spreading their bile in a whole lot of places.

As someone who tries to follow the instructions Jesus gave us when he walked on the earth, I'm offended, saddened, and hurt by the association with these people. No, I can't call them Christians. Christians follow the teachings and example of Jesus, or try to. These people are Bible Thumpers who use The Bible as a weapon instead of reading and following the teachings of Christ.

I've had enough, so I'm going to thump The Bible right back at them after the cheese curl. And I'll use only one of the 4 Gospels (Matthew) to take them to school.

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Sun May 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT

Top Comments: Never Doubt... Edition

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Tonight was my last teaching a class that I'll tell you a story about over the orange croissant and after a word from our sponsor...

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Sat May 02, 2015 at 07:11 PM PDT

Top Comments: CHKDSK Edition

by brillig

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So... my laptop decided it HAD to fail to boot, hang on startup, amd then demanded we CHKDSK. Needless to say, TC is delayed a bit so thank you for your patience. Follow me below the dingledoodle squigglie dKosagnocchi dividerthingie fold after a word from our sponsor...

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(Sorry for the length but it wanted to give you as clear an idea about how much thought was put into trying to make it as anti-hospital like and normal as possible.)

Last month, I wrote about the history of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Camp). This month I am going to talk about what a normal session was like when I was I camper. I won’t be mentioning much of specifically what I did while a camper. That will be for a later diary, I am more going to describe the flow of a session while I was there from arrival to departure.

Let’s again dive down the orange swimming hole and read about the magic of Camp.

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Jon Stewart's announcement that his last night on the Daily Show will be August 6 has started a mourning process. He's seemed so incredibly perfect for the show and engaged a young audience into caring about current events. There are never any sacred cows, forbidden topics, and ridicule was dispensed where it was deserved.

Everything was up for grabs - and satire. Things that seemed so baffling at the hands of most journalists, like campaign finance, were easily and brilliantly presented. The Daily Show ended up doing the job that "real" journalists in traditional media have increasingly ignored.

The sad announcement:

His snark filled "fake news program" was more the real deal than most of what we received from traditional media sources. I'm not sure I could have survived 8 years of President Cheney without The Daily Show bringing me a smile amidst all those tears.

Often, no words were needed. Just seeing his reaction to the ridiculous said more than volumes of words ever could.

Here's Jon on Ferguson focusing on the Fox (not) News coverage:

Brilliant! And there's much more below the cheese curl.

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Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 07:01 PM PDT

Top Comments: Sleep Number Edition

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At this very moment I'm sure at least a few of you are scratching your head, thinking "Brillig's writing? How the h-ll did it get to be Tuesday?! Huh? It's still Sunday? Dammit, I need more sleep..."  Put on your favorite jammies (this is a family community diary, after all) and follow me below the orange fluffy pillow to talk sleep after a late nite infomercial from our sponsor...

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Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT

Top Comments: Carbonara Edition

by Chrislove

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In tonight's installment of Chrislove is fucking exhausted from dissertation writing and has no idea what to write about Dinner with Chrislove, I'm making...drumroll...spaghetti alla carbonara! The BF and I were talking earlier in the week about carbonara, and it gave me a craving that can only be satisfied one way.

Carbonara, of course, is a Roman dish that is said to have gotten its name from the copious amounts of black pepper that resemble flakes of coal (it is said to have originated as a dish consumed by coal workers). There are competing theories as to the origin of the dish, however. Wherever it came from, it's one of my favorites--easy enough and rich enough to be a perfect end to a very long week.

Now, last year for Kitchen Table Kibitzing, I wrote about a vegetarian riff on a standard carbonara using zucchini and fresh herbs. That's a great weeknight dish because of its relative lightness compared to the "real" thing, but sometimes I want the classic. Not that this is necessarily a super traditional version, as you'll see, but it's close enough for my tastes. Follow me below the fold...

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Tonight I am featuring two videos about marriage equality that made me tear up for very different reasons. The first video I watched at JoeMyGod this morning and it has been on my mind all day. Created by PFLAG Canada, it is one of the most stunningly beautiful yet sad videos on the matter I have seen. I knew it needed to be shared here. It is exactly one minute long but packs a mighty wallop.

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