Archive for June 29th, 2012
She was an awesome dog. Just not such a great choice for a small urban apartment with an owner who did not have as much time as he needed to exercise her and give her attention. Wasn’t her fault. She was just bored and anxious. She went to a nice family in the suburbs with kids and a yard.
And that bark of theirs? Also not good for an urban apartment. Ahhh-rooo!!! Ahhh-rooo! Day and night.
Those of you who read this regularly know that I do not discriminate against Jew, Christian, Hindu or Muslim: as an atheist, none of them makes more sense to me than the others. It also means that I have to (or would like to) live in a world with all of them peacefully, since not everyone (or even most people) I know who are believers strike me as wild-eyed idiots or bigots. Many believers I know are quite thoughtful and intelligent and simply believe because those beliefs give them a sense of strength and/or purpose.
I’m in a serious relationship for the first time with a Jewish guy, and it’s been interesting to see how his family’s faith traditions differ from the others with which I am familiar. One of the most complicated of these traditions is, at least to me, the idea of Shabbat — the sundown Friday to sundown Saturday Jewish sabbath during which certain activities are forbidden for observant Jews.
I used to live in heavily Jewish Brookline, a suburb of Boston, and became used to observant Jews in the area where I lived asking me to ring doorbells and so on, because those things are forbidden during Shabbat. But it was always still a little confusing.
Now comes this article from Vice.com that delineates a lot of these Shabbat no-nos, and give advice on how some Jews get around the restrictions. You can read it here.
We knew they would try to do this, I just can’t believe they’re being so brazen about it. Best part of the article shown in the screen cap below (and which you can find here) is this part:
The criticism caught on in some circles. Wayne Laugesen, the conservative editorial page editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette, linked to Malkin’s post this week in his own piece titled “Obama shrunk aerial firefighting fleet.” A writer with PJ Media mentioned the Gazette opinion in a blog post under the headline “Colorado Burns. Are Obama’s Environmental and Defense Policies to Blame?”
The suggestion even made its way to a news conference on Wednesday with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who was answering questions about multiple fires burning in the state. The Denver Post reported that a question about conservatives blaming the president for the size of the air fleet set the governor off.
“Were these the same conservatives that were so worried about the Obama administration spending too much money, or were these different conservatives?” Hickenlooper said.
Shameless. They’re shameless.
Keep watching, keep watching…
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* Attach double sided tape to one side of disposable pad.
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* Insert pad with narrow side facing front.
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- 7 1/2″ Length.
- 4″Width (widest part).
- 2 1/2″ Width (narrow part).
- 10 pads in a package includes 10 pieces of tape and full instructions.
I love how they have to keep telling you that it’s for external use only. Wouldn’t want grandma to start trying to shove deodorizer pads up her ass, would we?