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Did a lot of moving growing up (not an army brat, an executive brat). I spent 10 years in Europe 1959/68. I still speak fluent French. It also gave me a chance to grow up without much church influence. Mom was devout, but not enough to go to a French church. Thankfully, by the time we got to Switzerland, where they had an American church, I was too scepital to be sucked in. Dad was kind of agnostic anyway, so if he skipped church, my sister and I usually didn’t have to go either.

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Have any of you got a rebate or check from your auto insurance company yet? [usatoday.com]
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
Mom’s company (Allstate) said they are sending her a check for a little less than $19.
[alternet.org] Is Mar a Lago a private club or a residence?
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
What else is new? Laws don’t apply to him, he’s the King! Can vote from anywhere, any time he wants.
[huffpost.
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
Of course he does! And he kisses Trump’s big ass every time he can get near it. What more qualifications does a person need to work for the great manipulator?
[nytimes.
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
Not even in the same stratosphere! Obama is a smart, compassionate, well educated man of honor. Trump is an orange toad in a suit who has no clue what empathy and intellect is.
Coronavirus could push Social Security to insolvency before 2030 - POLITICO
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
With Trump constantly trying to come up with a way to stop even more funds (payroll taxes) coming into the program and a Senate majority that would love nothing better than to see it disappear (their retirement paid by us will not suffer), I feel sorry for those nearing retirement in the next twenty years or so. Defined benefit pension plans have all but disappeared, if financial recovery drags on, 401k’s will be hard pressed to make up loses. Hoping you stay healthy enough to work until you’re 80 or living in death camps does not sound at all appealing.
Priceless! LMAO. 💜💜💜 [youtu.be]
Barnie2years comments on May 17, 2020:
Feels so good! 😄
PRAYER In your own opinion, why do you think so many christians believe in the power of prayer?
Barnie2years comments on May 16, 2020:
I always tell those who push the issue; prayer and flipping a coin are about equal in their ability to change the final outcome. I often say “best wishes” which is simply the secular way of saying “I’ll pray for you” and again has just as much bearing on results. But it makes believers feel they have some special control over things they don’t, so I suppose it gives them comfort. I take comfort in knowing that I don’t have control and just need to accept life as it comes, do what I can to affect the outcome and deal with the result.
[motherjones.
Barnie2years comments on May 16, 2020:
His fan club would never turn against him, even if they had him in pictures eating human body parts!
[nymag.com] Trump says that he didn't restock PPE blaming impeachment and Russia. WTF!!!!!!
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
The King of denial and blame he is.
[alternet.org] Nazi Tactics Anyone?
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
I’ll be happy if any of us get to vote! I don’t trust Trump any further than he can walk without telling a lie.
[youtube.com] Jimmy Kimmel interviews Bill Murray in a bathtub.
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
That was funny!
Trump is following in Herbert Hoover's Footsteps [nytimes.com]
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
History repeats itself and we learn nothing. 😢
I don't think I'm brave enough to wear this but I do love what it says.
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
I like this one better! 🤣
[aol.
Barnie2years comments on May 15, 2020:
Because Trump, the “stable genius” has a feeling in his little pea sized brain that all of this will just go away on its own. What he is really hoping is that we will be in the middle of a major die off in November that he can use as an excuse to block elections.
[aol.
Barnie2years comments on May 14, 2020:
Only if he gets convicted of insider trading and he takes a couple Trump supporters that did the same thing with him. And if he can, Trump will pardon him faster than the ink can dry on the arrest form.
He was just after my bum.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
There’s a headline you don’t see very often! 😄 Just reading a book that suggests if humans disappeared off the earth, baboons have the closest brain capacity to ours and might be the ones to take our place.
[express.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
With little doubt. At what point do we have to accept a higher death toll To avoid a complete economic collapse. China and Korea are dealing with new cases after having all but stopped it at one point. And thanks to Trump and the American “fuck you, I am a free to do whatever I want!” attitude, even states with lockdowns are only partially successful. If there is any positive, the Red States are the most likely to lift restrictions faster and this virus will take its toll on the Trumplican base in a big way. At least they will die proudly wearing their MAGA hats and upholding Trump’s promise to make us number one at something, even if it is killing themselves.
I’ve been involved in a political discussion on Facebook this morning, much of it caused by a ...
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
I also found the Encyclopedia Brittanica description interesting. This part of a long article especially: Within weeks, Tea Party chapters began to appear around the United States, using social media sites such as Facebook to coordinate protest events. They were spurred on by conservative pundits, particularly by Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck. The generally libertarian character of the movement drew disaffected Republicans to the Tea Party banner, and its antigovernment tone resonated with members of the paramilitary militia movement. Obama himself served as a powerful recruiting tool, as the Tea Party ranks were swelled by “Birthers”—individuals who claimed that Obama had been born outside the United States and was thus not eligible to serve as president (despite a statement by the director of the Hawaii State Department of Health attesting that she had seen Obama’s birth certificate and could confirm that he had been born in the state)—as well as by those who considered Obama a socialist and those who believed that Obama, who frequently discussed his Christianity publicly, was secretly a Muslim.
[cnn.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
This is the entire far right of the Republican Party. It started with Nixon “I am not a crook!” and has gone straight downhill ever since.
[buzzfeednews.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
At least Trump just sent ones that didn’t work to California, not hidden time bombs.
[huffpost.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
There is a growing movement of honest Republicans that still believe in Constitutional law, fighting to out Trump to save the country. You don’t hear much about them in the media (any media) because they are too preoccupied with Trump’s shenanigans. The crazier Trump gets, hopefully their numbers wii grow enough to make a difference in November.
[huffpost.
Barnie2years comments on May 13, 2020:
What were you expecting? Empathy?
[aol.
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2020:
Trump said he won’t pass any more bail out bills, and McConnell will not even bring a bill to the floor that would make Trump look like the ass he is.
[theweek.
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2020:
Falling? We are way past that! We are in the middle of critical overload of his pea brain.
[vice.
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2020:
The key to that statement is “Trump claims.” Nothing he says ever is based on reality or verifiable facts.
[motherjones.
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2020:
He has the emotional self control of a nasty toddler!
[rawstory.
Barnie2years comments on May 12, 2020:
We elected a president, not a king or a dictator (despite appearances). He should be held to at least the same standards of honesty and scrutiny as everyone else, if not more.
[hillreporter.
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
This is the Trump camp’s new weapon! Sexual accusations; hard to verify, make great headlines, and have no expiration date. And the Démocrates eat their own when it hits the press. It worked so well to get rid of Senator Al Franken and the California Rep Katie Hill, they are using it against any Democrat or even Republicans that don’t follow the Trumplican line.
[politicalflare.
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
I can’t even listen to him anymore. Makes me physically sick. Thank goodness for the mute button!
[youtube.com] 10,000 Lies by Trump -the 3 Biggest so far.........
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
Seems on the low side! Every time he opens his mouth something false or misleading comes out. And he opens it a lot!! Add to that his falsehood riddled Tweets and I would think he could hit 10,000 in less than a year.
Gotta Love Andy Borowitz!!!!! - Susan Collins of Maine to self quarantine so she won't have to make...
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
This should be an easy flip even in Maine.
[newyorker.
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
I see them laying around on the ground everywhere I go. Parking lots, along the roads I walk my dog. Along with masks. People really deserve to die. Problem is it won’t be the right ones.
[vice.
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
Everything he does is slowing down progress for getting out of this mess!
[vice.
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
In his mind history only started on the day he was born. And like every narcissistic dictator before him (or current) truth and history are his to bend and shape in any fashion he wishes his fans to believe.
Georgia Investigators Arrest Man For ‘Terroristic Threats’ Aimed At Protesters In Ahmaud Arbery ...
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
Every civilization has a lifespan. We may be hitting the end of ours. 😢
Is anybody getting incessant (like, 10 in 15 minutes) messages from somebody named "drew69" accusing...
Barnie2years comments on May 11, 2020:
Must be you! 😄
[motherjones.
Barnie2years comments on May 9, 2020:
After eight years plus in the cross hairs of the Far Right fascists, I could understand why he would want to keep a low profile and work behind the scenes. He has a wonderful family to worry about, even with Secret Service protection.
South Carolina woman killed by alligator while doing client's nails
Barnie2years comments on May 9, 2020:
Alligators are getting smarter, the people are getting dumber. Makes perfect sense.
[towleroad.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
Yay! Put the entire administration on 15 day quarantine. No leaving their homes and they have to get their own food and drinks! 🤣
[msnbc.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
It’s all about the numbers for him. Wouldn’t let the people off the cruise ship because of the numbers, can’t do testing because of the numbers, the numbers show he is number 1 on Facebook. But only the positive numbers! Not his falling approval numbers, the constant growing death toll, the ever growing economic toll. Don’t hear much from him about those numbers.
[msnbc.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
Like Trump cares!
[friendlyatheist.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
They have to latch onto someone and I don’t see them going for Biden. The best thing would be if they just stayed home in November.
Costco is requiring their customers to wear masks while shopping.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
If I am anywhere with strangers in a confined space, and I use that term loosely to include stores, food pickup areas or drop-offs, I have a mask on. I was wearing it before they were mandatory and I will probably be wearing it long after. And I am in good health, not worried to much about getting sick. But this virus seems to spread with great ease, so why tempt fate.
Extra COVID19 cheese ... 🧀🧀🧀🧀 😄
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
Love the last one!!
An update.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
It remains to be seen where it goes from here. If it’s the typical Southern lynch trial, they will delay until something else takes over the news cycle, then hold a mock trial and let them walk for time served.
Wheeeee! What a party!
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
The good old days of hugs and kisses, parties and meals out with friends and family. When will we see them again?
[cbsnews.
Barnie2years comments on May 8, 2020:
Religion is a business, nothing more. They are in business of selling gullible people on the idea that they have an imaginary friend/master in return for their giving the church a chunk of their money.
BREAKING NEWS MSNBC 1:36 pm est USA.
Barnie2years comments on May 7, 2020:
There is not enough money on this earth that would make me be the Orange Buffoons valet! I’d be puking in his KFC bucket every time I had to go in his room! 🤮
Modern Day Lynching The title may seem alarmist, but it isn't.
Barnie2years comments on May 7, 2020:
Vigilante justice coming to a town or white suburb near you! Don’t count on it getting better anytime soon. With presidential support, these incidents will become much more common than they were.
[nydailynews.
Barnie2years comments on May 7, 2020:
I saw that! What a disgusting big orange pig he is!
[timesunion.
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2020:
Go for it! I think a lot of people had it before it was fully understood and with only mild symptoms. Since, thanks to the Orange Buffoon, there was not testing to speak of, the antibody test is the only way you will know for sure. But they have yet to decide for sure if having had it makes you less prone to getting it again, so stay safe.
X Æ A-12: Elon Musk and Grimes confirm baby name - BBC News
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2020:
This kid had no chance of growing up normal anyway. And why the hell does Musk have his mask off breathing on the kid. The baby just may not live long enough to get teased.
3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask
Barnie2years comments on May 6, 2020:
It wasn’t even a crime of the moment. The security guard wouldn’t let the woman in so she left in a huff, then I believe it was her parents and brother(s) came back and shot the security guy in cold blood. All that over wrapping a scarf over your nose and mouth for a few minutes.
So, i have self-isolated since March 10, venturing out only 3 times to get groceries, masked & ...
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
Sounds like you are staying as safe as you can. If you are staying in amd masking when you’re out with keeping a safe distance, you should be OK.
[commondreams.
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
This would not surprise me ar all.
[alternet.
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
Anyone with a conscience and a love of truth hates Trump! And it’s too late, he has failed miserably already.
[youtube.com] 50 Years ago today.........
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
The last time our country almost came apart at the seams. Unarmed Students murdered on campus, government offices bombed, unarmed demonstrators clubbed half to death. The difference? Nixon was not a well trained con man and the Congress still had a moral backbone; or at least enough to put pressure on him to leave.
[alternet.
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
Of course it is! The first people Hitler eliminated were the mentally ill and infirm. Emptied out the sanatoriums, big tax savings for his business supporters.
Bet he's asking for a friend
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
Love to see the answer! 🤣
[aol.
Barnie2years comments on May 5, 2020:
Grifters need to grift. Con men need to con.
[msnbc.
Barnie2years comments on May 4, 2020:
TRUMP
[aol.
Barnie2years comments on May 4, 2020:
Pence at this point is just a Trump puppet. If Trump doesn’t move his hand he has up Mike’s ass to make his lips move, he can’t speak anyway. 🤣
[rawstory.com] Colorado lockdown protester previously arrested for pipe bombs. WTF!!!!
Barnie2years comments on May 4, 2020:
They are for the most part fascist organized and lead groups with a few stringers.
Do you think the police even realize this?
Barnie2years comments on May 4, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqfNroFp8U=share
The Supreme Court is far from our only worry if trump is re elected. [thefederalist.com]
Barnie2years comments on May 2, 2020:
This is a Right Wing rag, which doesn’t make them wrong on the repercussions of McConnell holding up Obama appointments for six years with the hope (or knowledge?j that the Republicans would win the presidency in 2016. By changing the rules for confirmation to only needing a majority rather than 60% to confirm, he guaranteed that there would be little resistance to any Trump (read Far Right) nominees put forward. We are truly screwed in most southern states for probably the next two decades, but the US Supreme Court can overrule decisions by more Liberal state circuit courts, which is why it is still the most vulnerable and most in need of keeping the Right from getting one more Trumplican on. A 6 to 3 ruling is less prone to later reversal than a 5 to 4.
The irony .
Barnie2years comments on May 2, 2020:
Self serving nitwit. Where was his support for the 27 women who have accused his father of sexual assault over the years? Didn’t seem too concerned with Judge Kavinagh’s accusers. Typical hypocritical Trumplican move, the pot calling the kettle black as it were. Putting his slime on Planned Parenthood, while his father and allies are doing everything they can to defund it and shut them down makes me puke.
Human nature depicted in an old Cheers clip which is still very up-to-date. [m.facebook.com]
Barnie2years comments on May 2, 2020:
Holy cow! Look how young Ted Danson was! Funny bit in todays’s environment.
Matt Taibbi speaking with Bill maher. [youtube.com]
Barnie2years comments on May 2, 2020:
This is the trickle down theory of economics tha Republicans love because it makes their poor base think someday their ship is going to come in while pumping millions of dollars into the coffers of the richest 10%.
[vice.com] How to protect yourself when states reopen early like Georgia and Texas?
Barnie2years comments on May 1, 2020:
Stay out of them? Even here in PA, I won’t be doing anything much different as things open than I do right now.
[alternet.
Barnie2years comments on May 1, 2020:
He’s totally lost his mind a while ago. Must be all those weird potions he was pushing on his shows rotted his brain.
[considerable.
Barnie2years comments on May 1, 2020:
I would not want to be on the front lines of healthcare with this disregard for safety from the government and their employers. It would be like sending our soldier into war carrying muskets, because they were saving the AR’s for the non com’s.
[cnbc.
Barnie2years comments on May 1, 2020:
He’s determined to start a war with someone.
[alternet.org] Trump just tried to express empathy for Covid-19 victims but it didn't go well.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 30, 2020:
It’s hard to express something you have no idea how to feel. Unless it directly affects him, he has no idea what how to feel sympathy.
[washingtonpost.com] Why are patients with Covid-19 stroking out in their 30s, 40's and 50s?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 30, 2020:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/29/847917017/doctors-link-covid-19-to-potentially-deadly-blood-clots-and-strokes
[washingtonpost.com] Why are patients with Covid-19 stroking out in their 30s, 40's and 50s?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 30, 2020:
It has been documented that blood clots are one of the symptoms discovered a week or two ago from Covid-19. It creates blot clots that can travel to any part of the body. They had many cases of clots in the lungs, hearts, legs and of course brains of people infected.
Another post led me to check on the status of Woodyfest for this year.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 30, 2020:
I’m kind of amazed at the festivities scheduled for later in the summer are canceling already. Obviously they are taking the idea that this pandemic is not going away anytime soon.
Google News - GOP senator gives activists grim 2020 assessment amid fears over holding Senate
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2020:
It’s going to get wild and vicious the minute this virus and lockdown eases up. The rallies will be crazy, threatening and full of lies. And the damn media will be running Trump and his lies 24/7 from now until November. Biden will be spending all his time trying to swat back the rumors, lies and conspiracy theories. We need every decent person in the country to stay strong and vote this evil empire out of their positions of power. We still are the majority, we just need to stand up and be counted.
[i.redd.it] Are you confused by others actions????????
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Little surprises me at this point when it comes to Republicans and Evangelicals hypocrisy. It is constant, and never ending.
[news.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2020:
The entire band of bandits Trump has surrounded himself with are a disgrace!
My bored quarantine friends are sending me all kinds of weird things.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2020:
I had seen this advertised, but never the entire video! 🤣 I’m fine with beavers any style, though the bald ones remind me of prepubescents, which were never a turn on. I prefer a womanly look. 😄
This is a Facebook memory from last year when I was in Budapest.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Love it! They will never be able to put a Trump statue up; it would surely be vandalized. Constantly! Would have to have a 24 hour guard 😁.
[rawstory.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Trump is afraid he won’t be able to get his KFC fix! 😄
[theweek.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2020:
First Fox News turns on him (a little tiny bit, buy still). Now his GOP minions? What next, McConnell turning down one of his judicial appointments? I think a world ending metro strike would happen before that, but still. One can always dream.
A sad moment.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Married three times and I don’t ever remember that happening. In fact the opposite without her knocking one out. Me horny coming home from work, her not.
[axios.com] Trump blasts Fox News this past weekend with negative tweets.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Wow, he found himself a TV channel that Hoover’s his shit even better than Fox? That has to be some really strong butt sucking going on.
I thought I was having a great day today until I knocked my Burr coffee grinder in the floor and ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed at all! 😁 Sure hope tomorrow brings more ups than downs and I might skip doing laundry running the dishwasher washer just in case it’s a two day spell!
[rawstory.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
He’s totally nuts, a single minded baby with no empathy or conscience.
Supreme Court rejects Republican effort to sabotage Obamacare - Vox
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
One down, many other Right Wing agenda driven cases to go.
'A phantom plague': America's Bible Belt played down the pandemic and even cashed in.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Sorry, but I refuse to be saddened by the lack of intellect in the heartland. They want to be fiercely independent in a global society, there is a price to pay.
Wow... 6,000 new cases today in Russia.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Equal opportunity disease. Putin was, like Trump, busy trying to protect his political agenda (president for life) and ignored the early spread of a disease that was not to be ignored.
Has anyone else noticed a change in your dream pattern since the start of the pandemic?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
One of the medications I take has me on a weird dream cycle for the past two years. I have no stress in my life, but I often wake up more tired than when I went to sleep.
American vandal: Trump reveals our staggering incompetence before the whole world | Salon.com
Barnie2years comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Sad but on point. The author sheds some blame on the CDC, but I read an article earlier today on the difference between the West and East coast response to Covid-19 as well as the federal. It is obvious from that article that the CDC was not only left out of the pandemic response by the Trump administration, but actually under gag order and totally sidelined in favor of Trump’s ass kissing squad of buffoons.
Miley Cyrus: Wish You Were Here (At Home) - SNL - YouTube
Barnie2years comments on Apr 26, 2020:
I thought this was one of the best musical performances I’ve seen on SNL in years! ❤️
[nydailynews.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 25, 2020:
He should be charged with murder if anyone dies. Don’t expect to see it unless one of the Trumplicans loses a family member drinking Lysol.
[youtube.com] Fringe radical groups behind States who are socially distancing.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Of course they are. Just wait and see what happens when (positive thinking) Trump loses the election, along with McConnell and Graham. Limbaugh and the Right Wing conspiracy mongers will be calling for blood.
[vice.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Not an issue for me!
BREAKING NEWS MSNBC: White House emails obtained by Vanity Fair show officials wanted to flood New ...
Barnie2years comments on Apr 24, 2020:
More likely because they are Democratic run states.
[newyorker.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 24, 2020:
The man doesn’t know the meaning of the word empathy or humility. They are third grade words, his vocabulary is only second grade.
[jweekly.com] IMPORTANT QUESTION: Is it safe to enter a nursing home for non-covid care?
Barnie2years comments on Apr 24, 2020:
At Mom’s independent living facility they are not taking any new patients in the nursing care facility.
Been doing this a lot lately.
Barnie2years comments on Apr 24, 2020:
I believe many, many people do this everyday after the evening news!

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