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That's what the ignore column is for

I would get upset with some of the bigotry I read on the Religion forum, until I discovered the "ignore". column and filled it up with the most consistently hateful DUers. I don't object to civil disagreements, but the ones I'm referring to were not.
I use the past tense, because they are no longer a part of my life.

Tonight, for the first time, I blocked the Facebook comments of a young, distantly-connected relative because of her nasty anti-Obama posting. There comes a time when you've had enough, and that was tonight.

Have a good evening, all.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:41 AM (1 replies)

KVOD 88.1

A classical FM station I found online and play online while browsing around.
It's in Colorado, and I'm in Ohio.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:46 AM (0 replies)

Her secret - al least part of it-

Good genes.
Also, apparently, the ability to enjoy life.
Hope you've inherited both.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:43 AM (0 replies)

Hubby and I attended one of Jimmy Carter's Sunday School Classes in Plains, GA

Neither of us are Baptists, but we wanted to hear him speak.
It was in the late 90's; we came early to the area, in advance of an Elderhostel week.
We were told to be there early, as the church fills up.
We were seated in ca the second row, as he explained the New Testament Bible verses of the day, and
related it to contemporary situations.

After the service, he and Rosalyn graciously posed for photos on the church lawn, for all who wished. Those photos are favorites of mine.

And, yes, I voted for him both times, and would like to see a man of his caliber in the presidency again.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Aug 28, 2013, 04:19 PM (0 replies)

Try Michael Richards - "Kramer" on the Seinfeld show

He famously made a racist rant during a comedy act a few years ago. Look on Snopes for details.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Wed Aug 28, 2013, 01:10 AM (0 replies)

I sometimes send the Snopes link not only to the one who sent it to me,

but, if earlier senders are still on the email, I will sometimes send it to those people, so that they have the opportunity to correct their mistake and send the Snopes link to the others to whom they sent it.

Yes, I realize it's unlikely that the earlier people do in fact correct their errors, but I feel good giving them the opportunity.

Occasionally, I reply to those who send such emails, that I do not wish to receive any political emails (they're nearly always of the RW variety - especially anti-Obama, anti- Muslim, or pro-gun.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Aug 27, 2013, 04:13 PM (1 replies)

No more "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?" nt

Posted by No Vested Interest | Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:43 PM (1 replies)

"He never stopped serving his country," Pres. Obama on John Gilligan

John Gilligan was born in 1921 into a family well-known among Cincinnatians as funeral directors, or undertakers as we formerly called the profession. He graduated from the Univ. of Notre Dame, then served in the Navy in WWII, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. After the was he obtained a master's degree from the Univ. of Cincinnati and taught at Xavier University.

In 1953 he won the first of seven terms on Cincinnati City Council; then was elected for one term to the US Congress. He returned to Cincinnati city council after being defeated for re-election to Congress.
John Gilligan was elected Ohio's 62nd Governor in 1970, when Ohio's schools were in dire straits. He instituted the state income tax, and was defeated by James Rhodes in 1974. Gilligan then served in the Carter Administration.

He returned to the Univ. of Notre Dame in government and public policy studies. Returning to Cincinnati, he ran for the School Board and served two terms, holding office until he was 86. He also taught courses as a volunteer at UC's Institute for Retirement in Living.

We could use more dedicated public servants in the style of John Gilligan.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:31 PM (0 replies)

Thanks for removing cobwebs from my brain!

Still working on my morning coffee.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Aug 26, 2013, 11:00 AM (0 replies)

The bit about the reserving all the advance tickets

was publicized at least a week ago - likely on DU, but not sure where I saw it.
Posted by No Vested Interest | Mon Aug 26, 2013, 10:51 AM (1 replies)
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