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The baaaaadest cat on Earth:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:24 AM (5 replies)

Google Doodle for the World Cup:

So true.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 23, 2014, 08:19 AM (1 replies)

"Assume a gun is always loaded."

This is rule number one. Responsible gun owners do not clean their guns, play with their guns or do anything else with them until they check them carefully.

I am fed up with the morons who 'accidentally' shoot someone or something because they either never learned this rule or ignore it. They should be charged with whatever statute is on the books that could apply. Ignorance is no excuse for this.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 23, 2014, 06:52 AM (4 replies)

The crisis in the Middle East is their mess now.

The US certainly bears a lot of culpability for the hot mess that is Iraq. However, ISIS and the recent developments are owned by the other countries there.

Our 'allies' such as Saudi Arabia are helping fund ISIS. They want a Sunni bulwark against the possibility of Iran gaining more power. If they are going to take this stance, we should be out.

The countries in the ME are the ones who will be directly affected immediately by the events happening there. If they aren't going to take ownership to try to control it, then what we do is futile to a large extent.

We have no idea of what alliances are being formed and changed at the drop of a hat. Our allies can become our enemies in a heartbeat. That is a lose-lose proposition for us.

It is utter hubris to think we can step into an area riven by sectarian violence for centuries and bring about peace. The fact that religion is a major factor in this violence just makes it that much worse. They hold grudges for eons.

Unless and until, the countries in that area take real ownership and put weight behind stopping the violence, our efforts are wasted.

No more wasted lives and wasting our country with crippling debt.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 23, 2014, 06:44 AM (21 replies)


I believe....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jun 22, 2014, 12:06 PM (17 replies)

A 'REDSKIN' is the scalped head of a Native American, sold, like a pelt, for cash:

Native Americans pass down stories to preserve their history and heritage, because we don’t have much of it left. As tribes were systemically exterminated, so too were their respective cultures. But we have our stories, and when my mother was young, her parents shared one about the term “redskins.”

It dates back to the institutionalized genocide of Native Americans, most notably when the Massachusetts colonial government placed a bounty on their heads. The grisly particulars are listed in a 1755 document called the Phips Proclamation, which zeroed in on the Penobscot Indians, a tribe today based in Maine.

Spencer Phips, a British politician and then Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Province, issued the call, ordering on behalf of British King George II for, “His Majesty’s subjects to Embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and Destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians.” They paid well – 50 pounds for adult male scalps; 25 for adult female scalps; and 20 for scalps of boys and girls under age 12.

These bloody scalps were known as “redskins.”

The mascot of the Washington Redskins, if the team desired accuracy, would be a gory, bloodied crown from the head of a butchered Native American.
Much more:

Now does this give people a clue about why it's so offensive?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:53 AM (4 replies)

BOOM! US patent office has cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark, says name is “disparaging

US patent office has cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark, says name is “disparaging to Native Americans”

They will appeal. If the appeal is denied, the TM is over.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 10:50 AM (4 replies)

This video clip should make you smile:

I thought that was great, especially when the little girl appeared suddenly.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:03 AM (1 replies)

A teen makes amends for his father's crime:

Good on ya' Christian!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jun 15, 2014, 06:06 AM (2 replies)

Can you identify the novels from the fictional maps based on them?


I got 8 right and was glad to get that many.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jun 14, 2014, 02:43 PM (9 replies)
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