A Perfect Evening Spoiled by the Self Sabotage of Victimhood [Warden]

I posted this on Twitter a week back and a lot of people responded positively to it. In hindsight, it's a mistake to waste content on a left wing platform that does everything it can to silence people like me. In response, I've quit Twitter over their censorship of conservatives and you can now find me on gab.ai under the handle @warden_AoS

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A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I ditched the kids with grandma and went to our favorite steak house. It has a patio with a bar in the back. It was a nice evening, so we sat down by the fire pit and had a few drinks before our meal.

About 15 minutes in, a middle-aged woman sits down near us and jokes that she and her son had just stumbled into a make-out session at the well concealed fire pit next to us. Her kid is six years old, same as our youngest. We have a good laugh about it, then start making small talk.

The woman is a talker. Maybe she's a little loose from the alcohol. We're enjoying ourselves, though. It's nice to be able to just sit and talk to other adults even if it's mostly about your kids.

A few minutes later her husband joins us. He's seems content to sit in silence.
I ask the woman what she does for a living after she references her work. She's a supply chain manager for a big local company. Cool. I have no idea what that involves, but I'm a curious person and like asking questions.

The conversation is easy and light. We're all enjoying ourselves, laughing, drinking and taking in the first warm day of spring. Then the woman starts talking about the company gold outing she just attended.

She doesn't even like golf, she informs us, and had to rent clubs. Then her mood turns resentful as she observes that she was the only woman on a golf course full of men.

Her husband speaks for the first time. "I guess that was your #MeToo moment," he says.

I smile. I think he's joking. Of course he's joking.

He's not joking.

The woman rolls her eye and says, without sarcasm, "One of MANY."

We've gone from light hearted banter to a woman comparing being the only guuuuuurl on the golf course to being raped by an obese, toad-faced movie mogul.
Quite a turn.

She then details how, following male dominated company golf event, her company attempted to recruit women for the following year's event. "How condescending!" she hisses as she rolls her eyes.

God shows mercy as our table is called. We excuse ourselves.

Later I look at my wife and remark, ""You can't win with these people. She doesn't even like golf, but is angry that she's the only woman playing. Then, when her company tries to remedy the "problem," such as it is, she's mad about that as well."

My wife says, "I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God. And they're so busy whining and bitching about what they don't have or what they're not getting or what is or isn't fair that they can't even see that they have been given MORE than enough."

We're all guilty of this sometimes, but for the left it is their defining character.

"Worse, my wife says," none of that sounded like her own words. It's as if that's what she thinks she's supposed to say and how she's supposed to feel about things."

If this woman could have just stepped back and outside of herself for a single moment, what would she have seen?

She would have seen herself in an expensive restaurant, sitting in a chair next to a comforting fire, holding a $10 cocktail having a pleasant, relaxing evening with her husband and some friendly strangers while her healthy boy runs around merrily in the woods behind her.

She's educated, attractive for her age, has a good job that treats her to organized special events and lives in a nice area with great schools. And here she is in the midst of all this abundance spitting bile over the male/female ratio in a company bought and paid for game of golf that she admittedly doesn't even enjoy

What must God think of us--we who live such easy, comfortable lives here in America--when we do this?

It's quite literally insane to willfully spoil your own joy in what is an otherwise perfect evening over some petty grievance. Counting your blessings isn't just some quaint saying. It is how you forge a connection with God on a daily basis.

Gratitude is the cornerstone of joyfulness. It works miracles in your life. It opens your heart to God's kingdom and seals it off from spite, resentment and rage.

And look, as a sinner, I get it. I've been this woman. I struggle with resentment. I struggle with letting go, particularly when I'm convinced I've been wronged.

It all starts with slowing down your knee-jerk emotional reactions and examining yourself. Everyone wants to say, "I am a victim. I have been wronged."

No one wants to say, "I am blessed. God has given me more than I deserve."

What is so hard about this? Why won't we say it? Why won't we acknowledge what has been so graciously granted to us? Are we afraid we'll lose face? Are we afraid we'll lose moral superiority?

Or perhaps it's because we're afraid that this acknowledgement will then require something of us--something greater than we're giving at the moment.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:00 PM




Comments

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1 Does that self-stuff hurt? I don't want any of that. But, if it feels good then maybe.

Posted by: goon at May 15, 2018 08:53 PM (PEcU2)

2 You are right

Posted by: Drc at May 15, 2018 08:53 PM (llGBY)

3 Saw this when you had it on Twatter, agreed entirely with your take. Thanks for posting it!

Posted by: The other Warden at May 15, 2018 08:54 PM (vFE9h)

4 What kind of a man even knows what the hell a #MeToo moment is....

A #Metoo movement maybe but come on.

That man needs to grow some hair on his ass and tell his bitchy old lady to stop whining and get him another beer.

Spineless sap.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2018 08:55 PM (EoRCO)

5 So, yer sayin't that you didn't yank her up out of her seat and slap her around, in front of a whole room full of people? Jesus would have, I gotta buck.

Posted by: goon at May 15, 2018 08:56 PM (PEcU2)

6 We seem to have forgotten something. The Taliban know this thing. ISIS knows this thing. But they are freaking lunatics! That simple thing is that you've got to walk the walk, as well as talk the talk. Actions matter. Always have, always will. Anything other than action is humming inside your head.

Posted by: goon at May 15, 2018 09:00 PM (PEcU2)

7 How about those Mets?

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:00 PM (XosQX)

8 She would have seen herself in an expensive restaurant, sitting in a chair next to a comforting fire, holding a $10 cocktail having a pleasant, relaxing evening with her husband and some friendly strangers while her healthy boy runs around merrily in the woods behind her.

Gratitude is the cornerstone of joyfulness.

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I sooooo wish you would have said that to her!

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2018 09:01 PM (Enq6K)

9 I would've just said to myself, "Oh, well. She's an asshole." and then gone to eat.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 15, 2018 09:01 PM (O5Q3r)

10 Golf is now oppression.

But female circumcision is a legit cultural practice.



Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2018 09:02 PM (t4Fr/)

11 Your first mistake was talking to one of the other people.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:03 PM (XosQX)

12 These people need to have something to complain about. Best one I've ever seen, among friends someone says "White males are the problem".

To which someone remarks "Aren't you a white male?".

Of course, the double-down, "Yeah, we're a problem".

The other man in the room then says "Well, why don't you just jump out the window then".

Posted by: Flyguy at May 15, 2018 09:04 PM (v30M8)

13 Gal was really humble bragging about she's out there hanging with all the men from work..yeah, you go girl.

Posted by: Jeanne del norte at May 15, 2018 09:04 PM (efMXe)

14 Yeah, those Met's, they never disappoint! lol! So, I guess the moral of this story is. Sit quietly by yourself, and don't take candy from strangers.

Posted by: goon at May 15, 2018 09:04 PM (PEcU2)

15 Some people are just miserable ingrates. But enough about democrats!

Posted by: Octopussy at May 15, 2018 09:04 PM (W1vMs)

16 I spent nearly ten years working for one of the most successful businesswomen in my little city. She was and is, a frequent panel member and speaker at local events for business, women in business and the usual mish-mash of stuff. Not long ago the local university asked her to participate on a panel about women in technology. There were other panels as well...venture start-ups, being a CEO, and leadership, but once again they wanted her for the woman thing. She refused. She had had enough of it.
I don't blame her.
The Libs just cant see past their nose and their own narrow-minded viewpoints.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2018 09:05 PM (o+X9/)

17 I saw this on Twitter too. Course the only time I spend there is when I get directed there. Then I leave.
Good post and good to see you.
You used the word "easy" twice in your post but never where it would be most appropriate. Victimhood is easy. It alleviates responsibility for decisions, theoretically engenders pity in others, keeps one's nose in the air, allows someone who is bored to be busy, and most of all it allows egotistical people to ruminate on their favorite subject - themselves.
It is *easy*. In the animal kingdom, survival is king, but among humankind envy may be the true lowest common denominator.

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:05 PM (rv0Fo)

18 We all should be grateful, but some of us should REALLY be grateful.

Scot Peterson, the Broward County School Resource Officer who waited outside while kids were being murdered at his school in Parkland, is retired now and receiving his pension of $104,428.20 per year.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 15, 2018 09:06 PM (398bZ)

19 I saw this on Twitter too. Course the only time I spend there is when I get directed there. Then I leave.

Good post and good to see you.

You used the word "easy" twice in your post but never where it would be most appropriate. Victimhood is easy. It alleviates responsibility for decisions, theoretically engenders pity in others, keeps one's nose in the air, allows someone who is bored to be busy, and most of all it allows egotistical people to ruminate on their favorite subject - themselves.

It is *easy*. In the animal kingdom, survival is king, but among humankind envy may be the true lowest common denominator.

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:06 PM (rv0Fo)

20
What kind of a man even knows what the hell a #MeToo moment is....



A #Metoo movement maybe but come on.



That man needs to grow some hair on his ass and tell his bitchy old lady to stop whining and get him another beer.



Spineless sap.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2018 08:55 PM (EoRCO)

Yeah, but the second he does that, he gets served, thrown out of the house he still has to pay for, and has child support for the next 13 years.

This witch is exactly that. He is stuck. She hates herself, and everyone else is going to pay for that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 15, 2018 09:06 PM (UsCnO)

21 oh boy

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:06 PM (rv0Fo)

22 Leftist white women have a special talent for greviance and victimology, even though they are amomg the most "privledged" people out there.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 15, 2018 09:07 PM (ucixH)

23 No one wants to say, "I am blessed. God has given me more than I deserve."


I just got back from a week of golf in Pinehurst, NC. It was a spectacular week and exceeded my expectations. I often say to myself, not just last week, that God has blessed me more than I deserve. His Grace is sufficient. Always is. When the rough times do come, I need to remember that. I often forget.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2018 09:07 PM (pY+s4)

24 Our uncle Albert said it best last night in one of the quotes: "You can live your life as if everything is a miracle, or as if nothing is a miracle".

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2018 09:07 PM (Zdm89)

25 I hit my thumb with a hammer today, so please forgive all of my earlier comments. God bless all here.

Posted by: goon at May 15, 2018 09:08 PM (PEcU2)

26 Laughter, the best medicine

Posted by: Reader's Digest at May 15, 2018 09:08 PM (zCyNd)

27 You can't blame leftists for her problems. It was mismanagement.

Posted by: John Oliver at May 15, 2018 09:08 PM (/ki+X)

28 You stomped the Boss for this?

I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God.

Oh, FFS. I forgot this was a smart Jesus blog.

Let's turn this around. You were out to dinner at a lovely steak house with your beautiful wife. You had the night off because your parents are still alive and will care for your offspring. You were drinking $10 cocktails and chatting amiably with strangers.

So your takeaway is that you have to kvetch about it on Twitter and then quit Twitter in a huff and the come here to kvetch about it again.

Nice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

29 Mockery works pretty good too

Posted by: Miklos, laughing at these people at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (zCyNd)

30 I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God.

That is exactly correct.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at May 15, 2018 09:10 PM (T71PA)

31 So why did she go to the event then? If they are 'recruiting' more women to go to this year's, it does not seem to be mandatory.

Sounds to me like she engaged in a company function, at something she does not like, in order to gain some ephemeral benefit to which she holds disdain.

People make themselves miserable a lot.


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:11 PM (kD4Pr)

32 A proud Hillary voter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2018 09:11 PM (IqV8l)

33 She doesn't even like golf, she informs us, and had to rent clubs. Then her mood turns resentful as she observes that she was the only woman on a golf course full of men.

"Golf? No thanks."

Problem solved.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:11 PM (NbPPt)

34 I've been invited for drinks after work this Thursday by 3 male co-workers, a semi-regular tradition for the past 10+ years. I'm the only female they invite. I always feel flattered and appreciative of the invite.

Posted by: fly gal at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (ejqv9)

35 28 You stomped the Boss for this?

I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God.

Oh, FFS. I forgot this was a smart Jesus blog.

Let's turn this around. You were out to dinner at a lovely steak house with your beautiful wife. You had the night off because your parents are still alive and will care for your offspring. You were drinking $10 cocktails and chatting amiably with strangers.

So your takeaway is that you have to kvetch about it on Twitter and then quit Twitter in a huff and the come here to kvetch about it again.

Nice.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)



Your ass is showing.

Posted by: buzzion at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (lKs2v)

36 Well said! I have learned this lesson sometimes the hard way. I still find myself resenting what someone else has once in awhile. Not so much what they have but I see people way younger than me going on endless vacations and I do resent it sometimes. We have to save for 2 or 3 years to take a vacation. But... I'm getting better at just turning it over to God and trusting his plan for my life.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (dUJdY)

37 Your ass is showing.


That's because I'm mooning this post.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (fuK7c)

38 I'm aggrieved, and offended.

I'll have to get back to you when I figure out a reason why.

But in the meantime, defer to me and my grievance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:13 PM (NbPPt)

39
Every now and then, I will reflect on the life that I have (mostly) enjoyed.

A great marriage--51 years thus far, to an awesome ginger--2 beautiful girls who are successful in their marriages and careers and a job retired from that I loved.

Add to this the privilege to live in the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

Yes, I thank God for this life.

Every morning I awaken.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 15, 2018 09:13 PM (S/hVx)

40 Counting your blessings isn't just some quaint saying. It is how you forge a connection with God on a daily basis.

Gratitude is the cornerstone of joyfulness.


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Leftists do have a distorted, negative version of counting blessings.

It's called obsessing over "privilege".

But they don't seem to be grateful to anything, true. Maybe they feel as if they ought to feel grateful, and they seek to destroy "privilege" so that people will be freed of the need to feel grateful.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:14 PM (/qEW2)

41 >>I still find myself resenting what someone else has once in awhile.


I resent 13 year olds who get more hummers than me.

I think God will understand and forgive me.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:14 PM (XosQX)

42 Your ass is showing.
Posted by: buzzion at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (lKs2v)


Not for the first time, either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:14 PM (NbPPt)

43 My privilege embarrasses me.


Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 15, 2018 09:14 PM (zCyNd)

44 I am a victim. I have been wronged. I'm out of vodka.

Posted by: Hills at May 15, 2018 09:15 PM (sXefu)

45 So why did she go to the event then? If they are 'recruiting' more women to go to this year's, it does not seem to be mandatory.

And what precisely would make her happy? If they banned women entirely? If they forced men to attend a fashion show? What?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:16 PM (NbPPt)

46 I take it this woman thinks her white "privilege" is outweighed by her lack of male "privilege". If you suffer a privilege deficit you are entitled to feel aggrieved.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:16 PM (/qEW2)

47 46 I take it this woman thinks her white "privilege" is outweighed by her lack of male "privilege". If you suffer a privilege deficit you are entitled to feel aggrieved.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:16 PM (/qEW2)


It's the Privilege Olympics!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:16 PM (NbPPt)

48 Many people are still very uncomfortable with the idea of a strong, successful woman who likes strong drink demanding the right to run every aspect of their lives.

Posted by: *hic* at May 15, 2018 09:17 PM (zCyNd)

49 Gonna be any pics, cause if there aint no pics, what's the point ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2018 09:17 PM (Ymy4N)

50 Ah, Washington Capitals. You be you. They are getting stomped, at home, by Tampa. 3-0. The Caps exist to torture there fan base.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2018 09:17 PM (pY+s4)

51 36
Well said! I have learned this lesson sometimes the hard way. I still
find myself resenting what someone else has once in awhile. Not so much
what they have but I see people way younger than me going on endless
vacations and I do resent it sometimes. We have to save for 2 or 3
years to take a vacation. But... I'm getting better at just turning it
over to God and trusting his plan for my life.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (dUJdY)

I'm generally happy too. But sometimes I do wish I could go on one Caribbean cruise with just my wife. Just once. All the people in the 30-40 year old range go somewhere every vacation....I'm like how?
It's ok though. My kids are good and I live in a place where I can garden, and I am fit and able enough to do it.

So next time Cuthbert gets bitchy, Cuthbert's gonna just say thanks, instead.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 15, 2018 09:17 PM (7+qdf)

52 I would have asked her if a man had started or owned the company that made her a manager.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:18 PM (2DOZq)

53 It's the Privilege Olympics!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:16 PM (NbPPt)



And all the judges are marxist.

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:18 PM (+lOpA)

54 Prayer for Good Humor
by St. Thomas More

Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good
and that doesn't frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called "I."
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2018 09:18 PM (e8kgV)

55 She should be angry at the women who exercised their free will and acted on their desire not to go.

Or maybe she thinks that it was all a plot by the sinister patriarchy to brainwash these women from the time they were girls to not like golf.

This way she can blame the free choice of women on men.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:18 PM (/qEW2)

56 Dig up Eunice to organize the Privilege Olympics.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2018 09:18 PM (89T5c)

57 Posted by: irongrampa at May 15, 2018 09:13 PM (S/hVx)

Good for you irongrampa.. and it's nice to see you here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:19 PM (dUJdY)

58 she reminds me of our former (praise god, and some CU offshoot for offering her a job with more power) administrator. Bless her heart but that woman was an unhappy soul who blamed the patriarchy, and her crazy mother, and the ex who somehow made her lose her house for every unhappy second and her anorexia and yada yada. And she had me for a good while when she was newly hired and happy to back in workforce with decent pay and great bennies thinking she was an important support to our newly appointed group director.

By the time she left I realized how often she was undercutting him to me and anyone else who listened and thinking "thank god and greyhound you're gone"

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 15, 2018 09:19 PM (eASYU)

59 What an ungrateful twat this woman is. I am a former senior executive for many years who now is driving for Uber because of an almost unforeseeable series of events in my life. This is something that this woman could never handle.

This is just society today folks. People are used to having it all and thinking it is a natural state of affairs. I'm right here to tell you, that life can level you at any given moment. My Moment was 2 years ago when I just about died with a disease called rhabdomyolysis.

This cost me my job, a wife, in about 40% of my assets. I am fortunate in that the bulk of the assets remained intact.

A scrunt like this would have swallowed a gun barrel by now. And yet, I persist.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 15, 2018 09:19 PM (+9Tca)

60 Somebody needs to buy this guy a big bag of "get the fuck outta here"

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2018 09:20 PM (Ymy4N)

61 What kind of a man even knows what the hell a #MeToo moment is....




Sometimes they show your favorite old TV shows...oh wait..that's a Me TV moment

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2018 09:21 PM (SiINZ)

62
That's because I'm mooning this post.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (fuK7c)



I'll try explaining it to you and avoid saying God or Jesus so you don't start hyperventilating. He's sharing this as a reminder to be grateful for the things you do have, and don't spend time being so negative about everything. He's sharing it not only because of the woman, but because by his focusing on her he was being guilty himself of doing the same thing and what his wife said reminded him that he too should probably be focused more on the good rather than the negativity the woman is bringing.

Oh how horrible a sentiment to relay here on the blog. The horror!

Posted by: buzzion at May 15, 2018 09:21 PM (lKs2v)

63 Yeah. When I play golf it's kinda like the Privilege Special Olympics.

Posted by: B. Soetoro at May 15, 2018 09:21 PM (zCyNd)

64 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Whoo. Hot take.
Watchout!!!

{michael jackson squeal}

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:22 PM (rv0Fo)

65 The only thing I wish I had was a job I truly enjoyed. Or at least didn't hate. I don't blame anyone for that though. I put paying bills first before following a dream. After a while you're stuck in that skill set.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:22 PM (2DOZq)

66 I try to thank God daily for the unmerited favor of just being born into a place where I have running water, decent shelter, plentiful food. I am not more deserving of these blessings than anyone else. I just got lucky. Being born in the US, you already won life's lottery.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 15, 2018 09:22 PM (RfzVr)

67 I got sumpin' that goes well with a $10 drink.

Posted by: Bag of Dicks salesman at May 15, 2018 09:23 PM (89T5c)

68 I do like the refrain First World Problems.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:23 PM (2DOZq)

69 66 I try to thank God daily for the unmerited favor of just being born into a place where I have running water, decent shelter, plentiful food. I am not more deserving of these blessings than anyone else. I just got lucky. Being born in the US, you already won life's lottery.
Posted by: cfo mom at May 15, 2018 09:22 PM (RfzVr)



Pretty much how I see it.

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:24 PM (+lOpA)

70 I give thanks to God every day for all things, big and small.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2018 09:25 PM (EoRCO)

71 68 I do like the refrain First World Problems.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:23 PM (2DO


Oh yeah. Thank God for first world problems.

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:25 PM (+lOpA)

72 Your first mistake was talking to one of the other people.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:03 PM (XosQX)

i agree

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:26 PM (bUjCl)

73 Being born in the US, you already won life's lottery. 
Posted by: cfo mom at May 15, 2018 09:22 PM (RfzVr)

Amen to that. A good reminder, especially if you are female.

Posted by: fly gal at May 15, 2018 09:26 PM (ejqv9)

74 I am blessed to be here. My father wanted to put me on an ice flow an let me drift out to sea but Mom wouldn't let him.

It took me a long time to accept that there is more to this life than the material but He is real and it does matter.

Posted by: gNewt at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (mleV+)

75 "Jesus blog" is a give away. Really no way to walk that back.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (ucixH)

76 ReminderA: one of the secrets to happiness goes as follows: You shall not covet ... anything that is your neighbor's.

Posted by: tmitsss at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (xlzu7)

77 Wow Bandersnatch, Just wow.

Posted by: cfo mom at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (RfzVr)

78 Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 15, 2018 09:19 PM (+9Tca)

My God. I'm so sorry. Do they know what caused it?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (dUJdY)

79 Death to the Great Satan!

Posted by: supply chain manager for a big local company at May 15, 2018 09:28 PM (zCyNd)

80 "Jesus blog" is a give away. Really no way to walk that back.
Posted by: Cm9000 at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (ucixH)

Buddha blog ?

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:28 PM (bUjCl)

81 Thank you so much, this is such an important post and I am SO GLAD I read it TODAY.

God bless you!

Posted by: jocon307 at May 15, 2018 09:28 PM (QnbOD)

82 >>Buddha blog


Aqua Buddha demands you hit the bong!

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:29 PM (XosQX)

83 That's because I'm mooning this post.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:12 PM (fuK7c)



You could have read something else and avoided the free entertainment someone else is providing us.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:29 PM (yQpMk)

84 >>>In response, I've quit Twitter over their censorship of conservatives and you can now find me on gab.ai under the handle @warden_AoS

I quit after they censored RS McCain. They abuse the power that popularity has given them and they deserve to die. We should not be feeding the beast that is trying to isolate and silence us. Plus the environment is toxic. You get drawn in to these obsessive flame wars with people. You won't regret leaving, trust me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:29 PM (/qEW2)

85 Wow Bandersnatch, Just wow.
Posted by: cfo mom at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (RfzVr)

Right ? that was awesome !

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:29 PM (bUjCl)

86 For Mother's Day, we spent the day at the emergency vet. Our Newfoundland was screaming every time he moved. We had to carry him to the car, and then into the clinic. The vet there told us we would have to do a 2000 MRI, to see if he had a tumor or a ruptured disc. The surgery to fix the disc would be 5-7000.00. If it was a tumor, there was no hope. He said to just put him down. We asked for pain maintenance, and would see our vet in the morning. This guy acted like we were trying to prolong our dog's pain.
Sunday and Sunday night were some of the longest 24 hours I have ever spent. He howled at the slightest movement. But the worst part was my daughter. You see, this dog saved her life. When she was in the midst of failing kidneys, and no doctor believing anything was wrong, she wanted to just die, rather than endure the pain. We got her the dog to see if he would boost her morale. She hated him. But he would not accept that. He loved her anyway. As he grew older, he became more and more protective of her, and when she was sickest, he wouldn't leave her side.

My husband and I prayed without ceasing that God would spare this dog. Because it was breaking our baby's heart to see him in pain.
Monday, our vet said- leave him here. We will observe him, and tell you the best action to take.

This morning, we brought him home. No MRI. No surgery. Just a meager bill, and some pain meds for a neck sprain.

I thank God he listened to a prayer about a dog. Because He loves us, and He showed our daughter that she matters to Him. As do all His creatures.

I will never be rich. I will never have power. But I walk this earth knowing that my Creator cares about me enough to heal a dog. I could not be more blessed. What amazing privilege that is.

Posted by: Moki at May 15, 2018 09:30 PM (V+V48)

87 When you're young and "stupid", one often gets envious of what others have or do that you can't for whatever reason, whether it's lack of money or the resolve to do something besides sit on the couch and bitch.

I learned a long time ago to quit bitching and try to emulate successful people. It's one of the first things I tell young people when I catch them bitching and complaining about how life's unfair because someone who's a peer is more successful than they are.

And as far as it goes, none of us can ever give as much as has been given us.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&& at May 15, 2018 09:30 PM (R5lpX)

88 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Is this someone socking Bandersnatch?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:30 PM (2DOZq)

89 Thanks for the post, Warden.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:30 PM (kD4Pr)

90 He's sharing this as a reminder to be grateful for the things you do have, and don't spend time being so negative about everything. He's sharing it not only because of the woman, but because by his focusing on her he was being guilty himself of doing the same thing and what his wife said reminded him that he too should probably be focused more on the good rather than the negativity the woman is bringing.


Well, see, that's not what I got out of this. I don't see a lot of "I am guilty of the same" in the text of the post. I see it in the fact of the post.

A minor coblogger had dinner conversation that displeased him and chose to extrapolate it to the entire cause of leftist resentment.

The lack of self-awareness about how blessed he is to have been in the position to have the conversation is exactly my point.

Is anyone here a public figure? Is there a matter of pending importance? Can we vote on anything or go to a rally?

Pfui.

I am doubling down on this being a waste of blog space.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (fuK7c)

91 i assume cobs and contributors post things for people to discuss, disagree, politely of course, not to just sing in unison , no ?

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (bUjCl)

92 Your first mistake was talking to one of the other people.

Posted by: garrett
...

We really need to explore other planets, because this one is just not big enough.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (2wOtx)

93 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Shitting on people who provide you content for free is a good way to get less of it. Very forward thinking. I'm sure your less-bold-and-brash-than-it-looks version of the truth would be appreciated more if it was accurate. Or if the author was writing specifically for you.

Which they aren't.

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (rv0Fo)

94 Moki I'm so glad you had a good outcome for your pup!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (dUJdY)

95 Is this someone socking Bandersnatch?

=

what an impertinent question !

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:32 PM (bUjCl)

96 The problem with Bandersnatch is that he/she/it is without God. Its comment proved the point of the post.


Posted by: DR.WTF? at May 15, 2018 09:32 PM (T71PA)

97 Is this someone socking Bandersnatch?


Either that or he's grouchy because it hurts when he pees.



Which reminds me, we haven't a flaming thread since some of you soulless maggots got here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:32 PM (yQpMk)

98 Go easy on Bander.





He's probably on his Period.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:32 PM (XosQX)

99 A minor coblogger had dinner conversation that displeased him and chose
to extrapolate it to the entire cause of leftist resentment.
....


So, "Tuesday".

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 15, 2018 09:32 PM (2wOtx)

100 Collectivism appeals to the envious and slothful. From those people, the Left finds it foot-soldiers.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at May 15, 2018 09:33 PM (5Yee7)

101 The country is full of crazy people, especially crazy lib wymynz.

Posted by: oh brother at May 15, 2018 09:33 PM (6OUNd)

102 I am doubling down on this being a waste of blog space.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (fuK7c)


You wanted a smart military blog.
You'd settle for a Jesus blog.
You get a waste of space blog.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at May 15, 2018 09:33 PM (sXefu)

103 Open Blogger: Don't feel alone. I am so sick and tired of listening to some of the luckiest people in the world whine and complain because somebody has a newer car than they do. Or because someone else has a hot tub and they don't. I am particularly sick and tired of the constant race baiting and the rest of the Leftist twaddle.

You want the newer car? Work a second job. You want the hot tub? Give up your daily cappuccino. Americans are so bigoted and hateful? Go back to the paradise you left to sneak into America illegally.

We live better today than any previous people. Kings and queens could only dream of what too many Americans stick up their noses at.

I made spaghetti for Himself and I for supper tonight in our Instant Pot. I used an entire pound of ground beef. That's more meat than many non-Americans see in months. I didn't spend half the day gathering fire wood or making the pasta. And I didn't stand there waiting for a pot of water to boil, then risk burning myself by carrying a pot of boiling hot water from the stove to the sink. I think it took me five minutes to brown the meat and chopped onions, pour a jar of spaghetti sauce, a jar of water and half a pound of premade spaghetti into the IP, put the lid on, then push a couple of buttons. After supper, I had to hand wash the dishes because we don't have a dish washer. But I used dish soap I didn't spend hours making myself and I used clean water that I didn't have to carry from the village well and heat.

That, my friends, is luxury of the sort no one in all of history ever enjoyed.

I don't worry where my next meal is coming from -- unless I forget to thaw something out. We have enough food in our house to last us several weeks, and we buy more each week because it's on sale. We own a house that has endured 118 winters and summers. And if I don't like the temperature, I just fiddle with the little doohickey on the wall.

I could go on and on, but I won't because it would bore you to death and you would stop reading this if you haven't already.

Yes, Open Blogger, you wasted your post on Twatter. I'm glad you have it to us.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (twkXM)

104 I am doubling down on this being a waste of blog space.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (fuK7c)

To which you have now contributed.

Pixels have carbon footprints!

Think of Gaia!

Posted by: Sustainable Miklos at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (zCyNd)

105 >>The problem with Bandersnatch is that he/she/it is without God. Its comment proved the point of the post.


That or he's allergic to sanctimony.

Either way. He's a dick, you're a dick, I'm a dick...

can't we all just be the best dicks we can be?

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (XosQX)

106 A minor coblogger


which is still legal in all 13 states of the Old Confederacy, btw.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (yQpMk)

107
Sounds like someone tripped on his ego.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (S/hVx)

108 it's all about blog traffic, we are just pansies

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (bUjCl)

109 well, as long as they aren't closer than 2nd cousins anyway.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (yQpMk)

110 Either way. He's a dick, you're a dick, I'm a dick...

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (XosQX)

Correction, I am a Richard.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (T71PA)

111 So your takeaway is that you have to kvetch about it on Twitter and then quit Twitter in a huff and the come here to kvetch about it again.

Nice.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

You buy the pre-urinated Kaboom?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (WFV7d)

112 I am doubling down on this being a waste of blog space.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:31 PM (fuK7c)

I disagree.

A cob had a dinner conversation which brought on an observation that many people, not just libs, are obsessively unhappy. This is something that has been mentioned MANY times on this here blog.

Warden is trying to tie this into a common problem that everyone has- a need to look outside ourselves for the author of our misfortunes. (He even cops to it himself.) He then gives his own recommendation about how to try to deal with the problem.

While this may not be your cup of tea, I do not see it as a waste. The ONT should be along any minute, maybe something there will strike your fancy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (kD4Pr)

113 Ah, Washington Capitals. You be you. They are getting stomped, at home, by Tampa. 3-0. The Caps exist to torture there fan base.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2018 09:17 PM


Dude. Be grateful. You could be us.

Posted by: Washington Generals fans at May 15, 2018 09:36 PM (DMUuz)

114 I'm just here to find out what happens with Ace's shelving.

I hate an unfinished story.


Yeah. I'm looking at you, Rothfuss. You creepy, medievel pedo-lookin' bastard!

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:36 PM (XosQX)

115 Minor coblogger. Keep digging.

Posted by: Cm9000 at May 15, 2018 09:36 PM (ucixH)

116 Yes, Open Blogger, you wasted your post on Twatter. I'm glad you have it to us.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats
-------------------

Well said.

Posted by: gNewt at May 15, 2018 09:36 PM (mleV+)

117 Either way. He's a dick, you're a dick, I'm a dick...

can't we all just be the best dicks we can be?

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (XosQX)




Shemp Smith: I sure hope so!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (SiINZ)

118 can't we all just be the best dicks we can be?
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:34 PM (XosQX)

I nominate this as one of our slogans.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (kD4Pr)

119 Oh, Moki, that brought me to tears.

Posted by: Infidel at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (a3OL0)

120 Minor coblogger. Keep digging.


He's safe. It's not a MisHum thread.



Oh shit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (yQpMk)

121 You buy the pre-urinated Kaboom?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM (WFV7d)

In bulk at Costco!

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (zCyNd)

122 You buy the pre-urinated Kaboom?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:35 PM


I see you've heard about the Tim Horton's in Indianapolis closing ...

Posted by: Washington Generals fans at May 15, 2018 09:37 PM (DMUuz)

123 I saw this last week, it is still great!

you wrote: "In hindsight, it's a mistake to waste content on a left wing platform that does everything it can to silence people like me."

the RedState site hasn't changed as much as they've pretended they have. I started going there again after the never-trumpers were supposedly fired, but there's still some pretty stupid articles they post. So I was on one today, making fun of the Never Trumping writer, pointing out his inconsistencies - not much, really.

So tonight I go back and see if he responded, try to log in, and all I get is "THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DISABLED"

HA! So y'all are still the same thinskinned little GOP-e fanboys you always were, well good luck with that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2018 09:38 PM (V2Yro)

124 My favorite Rabbi, Joseph Teslushkin. You will never be happy unless you have gratitude.

Posted by: Bobbi Nye at May 15, 2018 09:38 PM (Fn1Be)

125 That's an outstanding post, Warden.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 15, 2018 09:38 PM (TxgK1)

126


I am here for you.

Posted by: Preparation H at May 15, 2018 09:39 PM (2wOtx)

127 Bandersnatch and the No Good Horrible Very Bad Day

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 09:39 PM (MZ8Zz)

128 I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (yQpMk)

129 "Golf? No thanks."

Problem solved.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 15, 2018 09:11 PM (NbPPt)

I don't golf. But if I were invited on a company golf outing that promised to have significant clients present, I'd go anyway. I could drive the golf cart for them, and drink beer, and pack some binoculars, and look at the wildlife.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (WFV7d)

130 I am here for you.
Posted by: Preparation H at May 15, 2018 09:39 PM (2wOtx)

We swear by it!

Posted by: Beauty Queens everywhere at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (kD4Pr)

131 I am the font.

Posted by: Comic Sans at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (DMUuz)

132 HA! So y'all are still the same thinskinned little GOP-e fanboys you always were, well good luck with that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2018 09:38 PM (V2Yro)

But the Red State online store has a great selection of skinny jeans!

Posted by: Miklos, not skinny enough at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (zCyNd)

133 Jewels and infidel, thanks. It was w rough weekend. But we have grown and bonded so much. And prayer is never ever wasted.

Posted by: Moki at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (V+V48)

134 The Jesus blog comment is what threw me. If this is what Bander thinks then I'm going old old school religion. Shunning .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (2DOZq)

135 I posted this on Twitter a week back and a lot of people responded positively to it. In hindsight, it's a mistake to waste content on a left wing platform that does everything it can to silence people like me. In response, I've quit Twitter over their censorship of conservatives and you can now find me on gab.ai under the handle @warden_AoS
*****************************


You need to get back on Twitter and fight the good fight. By getting off Twitter there is one less Conservative voice being read. This is exactly what they want. They win and Conservatives lose. Even just liking a post is helpful.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (PvFoN)

136 pack some binoculars, and look at the wildlife.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (WFV7d)

That's what I call it.

Posted by: Carl Spackler at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (zCyNd)

137 The country is full of crazy people, especially crazy lib wymynz.
Posted by: oh brother at May 15, 2018 09:33 PM (6OUNd)

right ? and they disguise themselves as restaurant going conversationalists all the time. best to stay way from women altogehter. you never know. you know ?

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (bUjCl)

138 I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM


Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Shep!, now with even more Shep! at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (DMUuz)

139 >>I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.


Hold on - Just let me wash the Bleach Paste off my anus and I am ready to flame.

Posted by: Johnny Weir at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (XosQX)

140 The real lesson is that Warden failed to notice the obvious: the husband is quiet and withdrawn while the wife runs her big yap and ignores her only child, a six year old boy. The husband is broken by this harpy. You should have stayed away.

Posted by: wooga at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (Kcbig)

141 HA! So y'all are still the same thinskinned little GOP-e fanboys you always were, well good luck with that!
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2018 09:38 PM (V2Yro)

Times change, people don't.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (bvAmh)

142 I could reveal that I did a vain thing today for ya'lls amusement.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (yQpMk)

143 Jesus blog? Is that like a blog for Mexican gardeners or something?

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (pY+s4)

144 You need to get back on Twitter and fight the good fight. By getting off Twitter there is one less Conservative voice being read.
*********

It's a losing fight. They're shadow banning conservatives using an algorithm.

I think that the best thing we can do is support and build up alternatives like gab.ai

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (MZ8Zz)

145 I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (yQpMk)

That's what you think.

Warden takes the time to post a thoughtful piece and Bandersnacth comes in and shits all over everybody.

Fuck him and the Frumious horse he rode in on.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (T71PA)

146
I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (yQpMk)


Come at me bro!

Posted by: Dan Savage's Prostate at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (sXefu)

147 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Oh c'mon, Bander, no need to be a hater.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (F5+ro)

148 Maybe we could be a Buddha blog on alternate Thursdays or something, and center all the comments.

And on the other Thursdays we could be all Aloha Snackbar.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (tgT6k)

149 Did a vain thing?

Go on . . .

Posted by: Count Dracula at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (YZuxQ)

150 Well, see, that's not what I got out of this. I don't see a lot of "I am guilty of the same" in the text of the post. I see it in the fact of the post.



Because you're too busy getting all pissy that he mentioned God.


And look, as a sinner, I get it. I've been this woman. I struggle with resentment. I struggle with letting go, particularly when I'm convinced I've been wronged.

Posted by: buzzion at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (lKs2v)

151 I could reveal that I did a vain thing today for ya'lls amusement.

==


go ahead. unburden yourself.

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (bUjCl)

152 I gave away my clubs 25 years ago and Mrs. E gave away the golfcart 5 years ago. What does that mean? That timespan? It means she used the golfcart to putter around the yard.

Posted by: Eromero at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (zLDYs)

153 I guess none of you faggots are in a flaming mood.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:40 PM (yQpMk)




Barry O: I am. 24/7!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (SiINZ)

154 >>I think that the best thing we can do is support and build up alternatives like gab.ai


I think the best thing you can do is abandon the entirety of Social Media.

Go downstairs and put on a Ramones LP.

Tie some flies or practice your dry firing.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (XosQX)

155
Que?

Posted by: dumb Jesus at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (2wOtx)

156 I think that the best thing we can do is support and build up alternatives like gab.ai
++++
Now if the owners of GAB can get their heads out of their asses & ban the Storm Fronters Fags

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (y3aQB)

157 Warden, Thank you!

Bander: Grow up!

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (J3vQe)

158 right ? and they disguise themselves as restaurant going conversationalists all the time. best to stay way from women altogehter. you never know. you know ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (bUjCl)



Women just want my essence. I deny it to them.

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (+lOpA)

159 My God. I'm so sorry. Do they know what caused it?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:27 PM (dUJdY)

-----

Thank you, but no clear answer on that. Long term statin use for cholesterol was cited as a possible cause, but I had stopped that 3 years before getting it because I changed my diet.

Yet, here I still am. I drive Uber 4 days a week for cash, and drive cancer patients to appointments 2 days a week to give back. I have been given much thought my life. Time to help others.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (+9Tca)

160 I could reveal that I did a vain thing today for ya'lls amusement.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM


A Brazilian, right?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (DMUuz)

161 What is so hard about this? Why won't we say it? Why won't we acknowledge what has been so graciously granted to us? Are we afraid we'll lose face? Are we afraid we'll lose moral superiority?

Or perhaps it's because we're afraid that this acknowledgement will then require something of us--something greater than we're giving at the moment.


I know God has given me far more than I deserve or could ever repay.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (TdMsT)

162 I had a followup with the dermatologist over an unrelated issue and while I was there, I got some of the veins lazered off my WC Fields schnoz. $120.

It was interesting. Smarted a bit. And now my nose looks a bit sunburned.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (yQpMk)

163 I could reveal that I did a vain thing today for ya'lls amusement.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM (yQpMk)



I'll bet you think this post is about you. don't you? don't you?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (SiINZ)

164
I see you've heard about the Tim Horton's in Indianapolis closing ...
Posted by: Washington Generals fans


After being open less than four months.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (IqV8l)

165 Tie some flies or practice your dry firing.

=

forget that. practice moonwalking. never know when you end up in da club.

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (bUjCl)

166 I mean, I don't even pay the barber to trim my beard.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:46 PM (yQpMk)

167 160 I could reveal that I did a vain thing today for ya'lls amusement.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:41 PM

A Brazilian, right?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (DMUuz)

I was going to go with the Joey Biden Teeth Capping System.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:46 PM (kD4Pr)

168 >>forget that. practice moonwalking.


You need a nice piece of linoleum for that.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:46 PM (XosQX)

169 Women just want my essence. I deny it to them.
Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (+lOpA)


that'll teach them !

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM (bUjCl)

170 Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:45 PM (yQpMk)

You one of those money men ? This is a Jesus blog you know.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM (2DOZq)

171 i assume cobs and contributors post things for people to discuss,
disagree, politely of course, not to just sing in unison , no ?-------------------------
There is not walking in lockstep, then there is taking a dump on the author. IIRC, Mr. B also told TheJamesMadison that his once a week movie "wall of text posts" weren't appreciated because he isn't nearly as interesting as a professional movie reviewer.

Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM (rv0Fo)

172 >>I don't even pay the barber to trim my beard.


I pay the girl who cuts my hair to frost my bush.

Nothing drastic. Just to even out the salt and the pepper.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM (XosQX)

173 Now if the owners of GAB can get their heads out of their asses & ban the Storm Fronters Fags

Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave
**********

Kinda defeats the purpose of being a place that champions freedom of speech. You either think the best ideas win or you don't.

It's a moot point anyway. Most have left. It's not hardkkkore enough for them.

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 09:48 PM (MZ8Zz)

174 Gratitude is good. Life terrifying though. The specter of death bleeds into every moment. (My wife thinks I need medication LOL)

Posted by: Max Power at May 15, 2018 09:48 PM (q177U)

175 I pay the girl who cuts my hair to frost my bush.



Is that like a Happy Ending?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:48 PM (yQpMk)

176 ROFL, Ace, a self confirmed, rare non scoldy, atheist is running a Jesus blog according to someone who can't just walk away and do something else when a topic he doesn't appreciate is posted.

Dude get a kindle and find an author or topic you enjoy reading outside of the blog for those posts if you cant go take a walk or whatever before the next NOOD post. There is life outside of the HQ.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 15, 2018 09:48 PM (eASYU)

177 Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2018 09:09 PM (fuK7c)

Is this someone socking Bandersnatch?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:30 PM (2DOZq)


Nope, look at the hash. You can't forget a hash like that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 09:49 PM (/qEW2)

178 Posted by: Mega at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM (rv0Fo)

I'd like to know which movie reviews Bander is reading. Most of them are drier than Helen Thomas' vag in the middle of a Utah Salt Flat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:49 PM (kD4Pr)

179
I mean, I don't even pay the barber to trim my beard.

=

he does it for free ? to amuse himself ??

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:50 PM (bUjCl)

180 '' I had a followup with the dermatologist over an unrelated issue and while I was there, I got some of the veins lazered off my WC Fields schnoz. $120. ''

Dermatologists just love the lasers.

Posted by: Tuna at May 15, 2018 09:50 PM (jm1YL)

181 I pay the girl who cuts my hair to frost my bush.
Nothing drastic. Just to even out the salt and the pepper.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:47 PM


So she pushes it, but not real good?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 09:50 PM (DMUuz)

182 Yet, here I still am. I drive Uber 4 days a week for cash, and drive cancer patients to appointments 2 days a week to give back. I have been given much thought my life. Time to help others.

You're a kind soul.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:51 PM (dUJdY)

183 Bandercunt showing his ass? I thought that was his face?!

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at May 15, 2018 09:51 PM (nWmg2)

184 When I first grew a beard, I swear it looked like that evil set designer guy from The Hunger Games.

Now it's just shaggy gray, like it's lost it's will to live.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:51 PM (yQpMk)

185 It means she used the golfcart to putter around the yard.
Posted by: Eromero at May 15, 2018 09:43 PM (zLDYs)

They are great for that! I had an old, old gasoline yamaha cart given to me in exchange for fixing a pair of electric carts for friend. I had to weld up a broken frame, and make some other repairs, but the darn thing starts instantly, and runs fine. Great for toting me and a couple hundred pound of car parts around the yard.

Much more practical than a quad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:52 PM (WFV7d)

186 Dermatologists just love the lasers.


It's really quite astounding.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:52 PM (yQpMk)

187 I pay the girl who cuts my hair to frost my bush.
...

They have a laser for that.

Posted by: Tanner Boyle at May 15, 2018 09:52 PM (2wOtx)

188 See a political ad for a lady named 'Vickie Yates Brown Glisson' on the main page. Love to see her business cards.

Is that like a 'Brown' Glisson?


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:53 PM (kD4Pr)

189 Jesus had a beard

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:53 PM (bUjCl)

190 Helen Thomas' vag in the middle of a Utah Salt Flat.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:49 PM (kD4Pr)

I was just naturally saliferous.

Posted by: Zombie Helen Thomas at May 15, 2018 09:53 PM (sXefu)

191 You people are giving me golf cart envy.

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (+lOpA)

192 ..or it is assumed he did..I mean, there was no social media or anything...

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (bUjCl)

193 RS McCain righteous warrior.

Posted by: gNewt at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (mleV+)

194 So you live to jump into someone's else's shit.

How Christian and conservative of you!!!

Jerkoff.

Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (o2Gxg)

195 Now if the owners of GAB can get their heads out of their asses & ban the Storm Fronters Fags
Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (y3aQB)

If they did that, they'd be putting a foot on the same slippery slope that Twatter is a few miles down. Better to simply mock them into impotent rage.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (WFV7d)

196 Thanks for reposting this, Warden.

The older I get, the more guarded I am interacting with anyone I have not previously met. Even casual interactions at a store, or whatever. The circle of people I trust implicitly grows smaller and smaller.

I've always been less than gregarious, but a lot of how I deal with people now has become pretty close to "take your hands away from your pocket" type of interaction.

I'm a hoot at parties.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Fed Up at May 15, 2018 09:55 PM (Mkuv2)

197 I mean, I don't even pay the barber to trim my beard.

=

he does it for free ? to amuse himself ??
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:50 PM (bUjCl)

Mine does. Beard trimmin' included in the $12 haircut price.

Yes, I am the youngest guy in the barber shop by a good 40 years, why do you ask?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 15, 2018 09:55 PM (F5+ro)

198 ..or it is assumed he did..I mean, there was no social media or anything...


No one mentions it so, if he did, it was so common as to unnoticed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:55 PM (yQpMk)

199 So you live to jump into someone's else's shit.
...




Si.

Posted by: Jesus: Mexican Proctologist at May 15, 2018 09:55 PM (2wOtx)

200 Mine does. Beard trimmin' included in the $12 haircut price.


Around here they want to stick you for $5 extra.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (yQpMk)

201 This blog is free. If you don't like the content it's not like you paid for it so you have to stick it out. I have seen tons of posts that didn't interest me.. guess what? I passed. Found something else to do.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

202 You passed Judgmental Asshole 400 with an A+!

Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (o2Gxg)

203 Now if the owners of GAB can get their heads out of their asses & ban the Storm Fronters Fags
Posted by: Schneidermans Brown Slave at May 15, 2018 09:44 PM (y3aQB)

If they did that, they'd be putting a foot on the same slippery slope that Twatter is a few miles down. Better to simply mock them into impotent rage.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (WFV7d)

it's the hardest part, that line; it was a good concept to let commenters "manage" the content, by popularity. but it may not work. spend all your time on them and not on conversation

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (bUjCl)

204 >>I pay the girl who cuts my hair to frost my bush.

That's so good bargaining.

You could just pay for a blow job and skip the manscaping.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (/tuJf)

205 ''Dermatologists just love the lasers.''

''It's really quite astounding.''

Dermatology seems like the ideal specialty for a doc that wants plenty of family time and no late night emergencies.

Posted by: Tuna at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (jm1YL)

206 200 Mine does. Beard trimmin' included in the $12 haircut price.


Around here they want to stick you for $5 extra.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (yQpMk)

Well shit. Highway robbery, that is.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (F5+ro)

207 got tired of it myself

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (bUjCl)

208 So Grump, the face-lift and toning stuff can't be far behind. You'll probably forego another expensive rifle for it.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (QDnY+)

209 Can I assume that she wasn't bitching about her female privilege when she got to hit off of the ladies tees?

Posted by: Michael Goffinet at May 15, 2018 09:57 PM (XNmII)

210 Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 09:54 PM (o2Gxg)

What? That post was clear as mud.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 09:57 PM (2DOZq)

211 201 This blog is free. If you don't like the content it's not like you paid for it so you have to stick it out. I have seen tons of posts that didn't interest me.. guess what? I passed. Found something else to do.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

...you read the posts?

Shit. I just start rambling about bullshit until people reply to my bullshit, then I know I'm on the right track.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (F5+ro)

212 Hey!

I saw that Matt Harvey finally had a Quality Start...














for the Reds.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (XosQX)

213 ONT is nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (kD4Pr)

214 Like I figured out that this post was about Rand Paul taking bong rips for Aqua Buddah.

Duh.

Didn't need to read the post.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (F5+ro)

215 Dermatology seems like the ideal specialty for a doc that wants plenty of family time and no late night emergencies.


That's exactly what this new guy said to me. No one ever calls for emergency wart removal. And it's more pleasant than proctology.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (yQpMk)

216 For those who believe Nietzsche when he proclaimed "God is dead", life's meaning becomes petty and small. Meaningless victories accompany pointless but bitter defeats. Joy is fleeting. Happiness a dim memory. Above all a sense of entitled grievance. Millions live out this miserable existence because they believe either God does not exist, or if He does, He is beneath them.

Posted by: IanDeal at May 15, 2018 09:58 PM (5mrLG)

217 ONT be live.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 09:59 PM (DMUuz)

218 201 This blog is free. If you don't like the content it's not like you paid for it so you have to stick it out. I have seen tons of posts that didn't interest me.. guess what? I passed. Found something else to do.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (dUJdY)



But then how do you make it all about you?

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 09:59 PM (+lOpA)

219 ONT up

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2018 09:59 PM (dUJdY)

220 So Grump, the face-lift and toning stuff can't be far behind.


Maybe an ass lift.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 09:59 PM (yQpMk)

221 You passed Judgmental Asshole 400 with an A+!
Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 09:56 PM (o2Gxg)

I'll pray for you.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 10:00 PM (2DOZq)

222 Married 48 years to my sweetheart, 3 successful conservative children and 7 grandchildren. Live in the house where I was born on 52 acres of Iowa. I am blessed and wake up everyday knowing I am in an earthly paradise.

Posted by: colfax mingo at May 15, 2018 10:00 PM (FoFVZ)

223 Wonderful post. Thank you so much for reminding me where to place my focus.

Posted by: dron at May 15, 2018 10:00 PM (sY9is)

224 I wonder if they do anything for old man balls.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (yQpMk)

225 The older I get, the more guarded I am interacting with anyone I have not previously met
***********

I blow hot and cold. I like people, but it has to be on my terms.

But don't misunderstand. That silly woman didn't upset me or ruin my night in any way. The interaction just got me thinking is all.

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (MZ8Zz)

226 Guess what - you just ruined the evening for every conservative who isn't a dickwad Bible thumper like you.

There's a reason why everyone hates Homer's neighbor Flanders. Think on it.

Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (o2Gxg)

227 224 I wonder if they do anything for old man balls.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (yQpMk)



Lower the toilet water.

Posted by: buzzion at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (lKs2v)

228 I wonder if they do anything for old man balls.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM (yQpMk)

Nut lift.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

229 Confess I didn't read the post (AOS SOP), nor the foregoing comments, but I gather we're having a "Look to your HotAir button" moment? Involving a regular?


Anyway, love garrett's advice today about social media, that is, abandoning it and spend the time on a hobby or dry firing practice.





Posted by: rhomboid at May 15, 2018 10:02 PM (QDnY+)

230 Guess what - you just ruined the evening for every conservative who isn't a dickwad Bible thumper like you.

There's a reason why everyone hates Homer's neighbor Flanders. Think on it.
Posted by: Conservative Atheist
***********

LOL

Grow thicker skin, crybaby. That's three fucking posts whining about someone mentioning God.

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 10:02 PM (MZ8Zz)

231 There's a reason why everyone hates Homer's neighbor Flanders.

In fairness, only Homer hates Flanders. And the minister.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 10:02 PM (yQpMk)

232 ''That's exactly what this new guy said to me. No one ever calls for emergency wart removal. And it's more pleasant than proctology.''

They never run out of customers. Win, win.

Mine is funny. I was having some moles removed and some age related dark spots burnt of my face last time I was in. I wrinkled my nose at the smell and he said ''yah, well it can smell like a bit of a barbecue in here depending on how many of these I do a day.''

Posted by: Tuna at May 15, 2018 10:03 PM (jm1YL)

233 Well, see, that's not what I got out of this. I don't see a lot of "I am guilty of the same" in the text of the post. I see it in the fact of the post.

Horse pucky. This woman by her remarks showed what aspects of her life situation she spent the most attention on, and in that she showed herself to be an ungrateful, petty character. Warden is merely using this as an opportunity to make an observation in human nature. It is not apparent that this dinner had any impact on how he assesses his life situation.

This is just rude, and bizarre.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 10:03 PM (/qEW2)

234 Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 09:42 PM (MZ8Zz)
*******************
Maybe be on both.

Ted Cruz is my Senator and last month I called his office regarding the shadow banning. I do contribute to his campaign and I think he understands that this is a problem I will call tomorrow.

He was interviewed by Breitbart and said: " Social media platforms that engage in censorship should lose their legal protection under Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, which grants them immunity from liability for content posted by their users."




Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (PvFoN)

235 Someone's scared of Jesus.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

236 Good insights, Warden! I, for one, am grateful for what I have, even if it's not a whole lot compared to other people I know.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (wSC8T)

237 There's a reason why everyone hates Homer's neighbor Flanders. Think on it.
Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM


Neighbor? Belgium isn't anywhere near Greece, AFAIK.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (DMUuz)

238 Gee. Why does everyone think that atheists are humorless assholes?

It is. a mystery.

Posted by: Jesus: Mexican Proctologist at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (2wOtx)

239 Someone's scared of Jesus.


Try to look busy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2018 10:06 PM (yQpMk)

240 So when Jesus comes...pants back on or nah?

Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 10:07 PM (+lOpA)

241 "My wife says, 'I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are
without God. And they're so busy whining and bitching about what they
don't have or what they're not getting or what is or isn't fair that
they can't even see that they have been given MORE than enough.' "
Your wife is definitely a keeper and a wise woman.

Posted by: Locke Common at May 15, 2018 10:07 PM (+v1++)

242 >>>"Jesus blog" is a give away. Really no way to walk that back.

He's also been making a lot of pro-gay comments in recent weeks. Makes one wonder what's going on.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 10:07 PM (/qEW2)

243 So when Jesus comes...pants back on or nah?
Posted by: eleven at May 15, 2018 10:07 PM


Only required for the Good Book thread.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 10:08 PM (DMUuz)

244 Absolutely, Red Riding Hood! The way they pick and choose which users can freely express themselves makes FaceBook and Twitter less "open forums" and more "publishers".

As "publishers", they do indeed open themselves up to liability for things that they choose to "publish".

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... now with 23% more Dragon Energy! at May 15, 2018 10:09 PM (wSC8T)

245 The only thing I wish I had was a job I truly enjoyed. Or at least didn't hate. I don't blame anyone for that though. I put paying bills first before following a dream. After a while you're stuck in that skill set."

I occasionally remind myself that if I actually enjoyed doing that kind of thing, I wouldn't call it "work".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2018 10:10 PM (V2Yro)

246 242 >>>"Jesus blog" is a give away. Really no way to walk that back.

He's also been making a lot of pro-gay comments in recent weeks. Makes one wonder what's going on."

It's probably the hormone treatments making xhim a lot more emotional than before. Don't worry, Jesus loves you even if you're trans. And so does Caitlyn Jenner.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2018 10:12 PM (V2Yro)

247 There's a reason why everyone hates Homer's neighbor Flanders. Think on it.
Posted by: Conservative Atheist at May 15, 2018 10:01 PM

Neighbor? Belgium isn't anywhere near Greece, AFAIK.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2018 10:04 PM (DMUuz)


Hmmm... did a hash search on the site. Might be chi.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 15, 2018 10:12 PM (/qEW2)

248 thnx again Warden.
missed ya.

Posted by: concrete girl singing lynyrd skynrd at May 15, 2018 10:17 PM (TNEdO)

249 190 Helen Thomas' vag in the middle of a Utah Salt Flat.

That's pretty dry.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 15, 2018 10:18 PM (WkoyJ)

250 When things go well, instead of saying "I got lucky" try saying "I was Blessed." It ain't hard.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 15, 2018 10:45 PM (o7l6R)

251 Warden, I appreciated the post. If I were an atheist or an agnostic *without* a chip on my shoulder, I might disagree on the without-God explanation. (Personally, as a believer, I think this is sort of a third variable, not direct cause-and-effect.)

But I agree strongly with the main point: I know too many people who go around unhappier than they have to be, because they focus so relentlessly on the negatives in their incredibly lucky lives. I think they could be so much happier, and I'm sad for them that they're not. Seems like a choice, one I don't get.

Posted by: JPS at May 15, 2018 10:46 PM (9ziuC)

252 Don't know about any of you, but having had emergency abdominal surgery back in 2014 cured me forever of the whole lack of gratitude thing. I was out shopping, took a drink of a Gatorade and thought I was going to faint from pain. I managed to call 911 and got to the emergency room where I got a temporary colostomy and lost 6" of my (perforated) colon. I only found out a week later that I had sepsis and it could have gone either way for me. Two weeks prior to all this, I had been 60 miles of mostly cross-country hiking away from my car with a friend. Out in the middle of nowhere Sequoia Natl Park, Sierra Nevada. It happens there and I'm dead.

Honestly, not a day goes by where I don't see my scar from the colostomy in the mirror after showering. I think about how incredibly fortunate I was to live through the experience and have all the time that I could easily have missed. If you don't have God and don't feel gratitude for the gift of life, your life is just a crap hand waiting for the croupier to take the dice away from you.

Posted by: Lawrence Larson at May 15, 2018 10:50 PM (Uu7xZ)

253 Warden, I appreciated the post. If I were an atheist or an agnostic *without* a chip on my shoulder, I might disagree on the without-God explanation. (Personally, as a believer, I think this is sort of a third variable, not direct cause-and-effect.)
*********

And that's fine and worth talking about.

My wife said what she said and I found it interesting. Apparently a couple of people who read this blog can't disagree or shrug it off and instead choose to throw temper tantrums and misrepresent what I wrote in plain English. ;-)

Posted by: Warden at May 15, 2018 11:40 PM (MZ8Zz)

254 Baruch Hashem, as the Orthodox say. I'm beginning to understand them more and more.

Posted by: WryMouth at May 16, 2018 12:01 AM (pEWva)

255 Damn, Tucker destroyed that anti-NRA Demotard running for congress.

Posted by: logprof at May 16, 2018 12:14 AM (e7oj4)

256 God does not exist, but fortunately meditation can solve the same problem.

Posted by: doug at May 16, 2018 01:11 AM (7DhQU)

257 Excellent

Posted by: Lava Land at May 16, 2018 03:36 AM (FJrl0)

258 Calm Mentor...peace and Aloha to you.

Posted by: Lava Land at May 16, 2018 03:48 AM (FJrl0)

259 @Warden

>My wife says, "I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God."



Your wife is correct. I group of men I associate with, real pillar of society types with money and status, had a conversation about marriageable women and all agreed that a woman who does not fear or know God is a woman who will destroy you (if you let her) and is best to be completely ignored. The spinster bubble is growing in the west, but few understand why and the consequences that follow.

Posted by: Distant Observer at May 16, 2018 03:55 AM (940WI)

260 I love my brothers' comment.
"We don't get what we deserve.
Thank God."

Posted by: Katherine at May 16, 2018 04:41 AM (5p9SP)

261 The rise of the lazy people.
Public bitching gives them attention and rewards without them making a real effort or needing any skill, talent... knowledge... or maturity.
They are petty and vindictive to those who succeed through hard work because productive people invalidate them.
Their hero is Hillary.
Guys do it too, but women are taking the lead right now.
The media encourages this behavior because it has been infiltrated with lazy people itself.

Posted by: itsacookbook at May 16, 2018 05:35 AM (yPxXc)

262 Also, G-d has not given me what I truly deserve.

Posted by: Amazing Grace & Mercy at May 16, 2018 06:49 AM (EATOD)

263
"What must God think of us--we who live such easy, comfortable lives here in America--when we do this?"

Oh, probably something along the lines of "and this too shall pass".

"Also, G-d has not given me what I truly deserve."

As Paul wrote in one of his missives, (paraphrasing) we're all sinners and I am the worst.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 16, 2018 08:57 AM (1hM1d)

264 So, knowing this God of yours is going to making things all better...hummm One time, I was sitting in a similar situation/environment and when the complaining started I, a woman, got up and we walked away. But noooo, you and your wife just sat there. I'm sure your head was spinning with retort and couldn't wait to put it all out there for the men to spew their venom at.

God, huh. Hummm. As the male, I'm almost sure you are, you actually have no clue as to what the woman was really saying, but, that is natural for many men such as yourself. Ya'll use a woman's dislike, complaining, etc. against male choices that, by all means, we women should be happy, giddy and/or downright freakin excited about, as an outlet to admonish us to the level, corner, basement of your minds where you all feel safe in your all-knowing about women, their bodies, their pysche and their issues with dominance of male children.

Recently, I was going to stop coming to this site anymore. At one time, I did like but not all of the threads when the election process was going on because I am very anti-DACA and very anti-Clinton(both) but lately it seems like a very chauvinistic, foul smelling, female bashing party. Very boring, not to mention, annoying. I feel like I'm listening to my male boss, who, at times, I have come to realize I have to "dumb down" in order to have an intelligent conversation with.
Maybe I'll stick around to see just how low most of you go.





Posted by: Ripley at May 16, 2018 10:32 AM (fVGR3)

265 "It is impossible to be grateful and unhappy" Heard this listening to a Mike Rowe podcast and it really rings true for me regarding how many of the people who are unhappy are so because they are ungrateful.

Posted by: Penny at May 16, 2018 11:36 AM (dX9uw)

266 "I keep saying this to you--the problem is that they are without God."

No. They are assholes. There are assholes with God and there are assholes without God.

We aren't religious and we would never dream about turning a simple conversation into some stupid, left-wing political rant.

Stop making it about God. It's about asshole people.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at May 16, 2018 02:32 PM (jWe5r)

267 Late to this party (I'm sick in bed) but wanted to say I enjoyed this piece.

I've always been just sort of naturally a grateful person. I hadn't thought of gratitude helping make me closer to God. But I think you're right; it does. So that's a happy thing.

Posted by: Alana at May 17, 2018 03:42 PM (2jHcb)

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