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by LarryF
Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Keith: You make some interesting points. There IS a considerable amount of supernatural nonsense afloat in our culture, as well as the usual mind-numbing claptrap about Brangelina's latest effort to save the rain forests or whatever. But is this anything...
by LarryF
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Happiness is a Thick Textbook

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm My fellow Webderlanders, I assure you I did not make up the below--in fact, I COULD NOT make up the below, so weird it be. A drum roll, maestro: ta dum, ta dum, ta dum ... One of the candidates for Superintendent of Education here in Oklahoma has a uniqu...
by LarryF
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Views: 44015

Teachers or Preachers?

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Carstonio: I read the article you referred to in the Washington Post. Interestingly, President Bush spent an hour at a public meeting concerning school shootings, but never once mentioned the word "guns." Also, no advocates of gun control were invited to...
by LarryF
Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Views: 44015

Gibbon and So On

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Carstonio: I got the Gibbon quote from the Internet on the "Best of Gibbon's Decline and Fall." The quote is found in Chapter 2, under the heading "Religion, as viewed by the people, the philosopher, and the magistrate." This should provide you with the ...
by LarryF
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Views: 44015

A Relevant Quote

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Carstonio: You're welcome. I also recommend the first book by Sam Harris, "The End of Faith." I think Harris is lucky that no fatwa has thus far been aimed at him, considering how critical he is of Islam. One of my favorite quotes concerning religion is ...
by LarryF
Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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The Heathens Strike Back!

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Kell Brown: I am reading "The God Delusion" also. I share your enthusiasm for it. Long and well may it sell. I just finished the latest book by Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation," and I give it high marks. It's only 96 pages long, but Harris cool...
by LarryF
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
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Views: 44015

Foley Redux

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Alex Jay Berman: Thanks for your articulate and informative rebuttal to Dr. Pretorious. One high five coming your way! Dr. Pretorious: I assure you it was not my intention to "tell" you what your "party choices" should be. I simply wanted to SUGGEST that...
by LarryF
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

Re the Previous

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm For some reason, the subject line in my previous message was blank. It should have read, "Do I make you a little horny?" as written by ex-US Rep. Mark Foley. I apologize for breaking the one-post-a-day rule, but clarity demanded it. As God is my co-pilot...
by LarryF
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Thus spake the now ex-US Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) in an instant message to one of his teenaged male pages. Now the Republican leadership is scrambling to provide explanations as to how this could happen, particularly since rumors have been percolating fo...
by LarryF
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

Scattershot Musings

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Craig: Hey, good to know there's a fellow Ellisonite in these here parts! Your memory is much better than mine regarding the lecture in question, and I'm glad you reminded me of some of the highlights I'd forgotten. Yeah, I'll bet the sorority gals were ...
by LarryF
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

Give Civility A Chance

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm There's something about the Internet that frequently brings out the combativeness in people. Where anonymity is the general rule, and there's no face-to-face communication, it's quite easy for a ripple of a discussion to turn into a tsunami of invective....
by LarryF
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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It Ain't Torture ... It's Intense Physical Persuasion!

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm With apologies to Monty Python: Member of Congress to President Bush: "Well, I didn't expect the Spanish Inquistion!" President Bush: "NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquistion!" And now a thought from that wise and crazy German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzs...
by LarryF
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

Rank Hypocrisy

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Re: Hugo Chavez at the UN. US Rep. Charles Rangel: "You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president. If there is any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for...
by LarryF
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
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Views: 48074

I Can Relate

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm Reading Steve Barber's account of the moronic motorists, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes: "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." (Thank you, Friedrich von Schiller, for that zinger.) It sounds good in German too: "Mit der Du...
by LarryF
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 48074

Take Ten Commandments and Call Me in the Morning

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20061122.htm That's it. I've had it. Enough with the quotidian, 9-to-5 grind. I want to branch out, to expand my horizons, to experience life to the fullest--in other words, to found my own religion. All I want is fame, fortune and a harem of nymphomaniacal nekkid wi...

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