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Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 09:42 PM PST

What this election taught me.

by Renfriend

This election taught me I spend too much time on politics...most of the country is just “a pox on both of their houses”

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Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 03:30 AM PST

Late Night Question

by Renfriend

Can anyone please tell me why Christians are so afraid to die?  I am looking for serious answers.  I myself was raised without religion, but thru the years I have known, been friends with and been related to people of many faiths.  For those that have died it seems that the Christians are the most afraid of death.  I have spent a useless day commenting on other sites about the Marlise Munoz case out of Texas. The most vocal of the commenters claim to be Christians.  I put this down to the anti-choice crowd at first, but after awhile it seemed to be more then that. I started thinking about those I have known that have died.  Among those that knew it would be coming, the most fearful seemed to be the Christians, oddly the three atheists I knew seemed to be the calmest. I am honestly trying to understand.  Can anyone help me?


Politifact has opened voting for lie of the year.  I would like to suggest that my fellow DK'ers get over there and vote! 7 of the 10 choices have to do with the Affordable Care Act.  1 has to do with guns (the UN is coming for them) and one has to do with the FISA court.  I would really rather not have to hear from the right wing how "you can keep your insurance" was lie of the year.  So please vote!  I picked the UN is coming for your guns but there are other choices there.   VOTE


My spouse applied for a job a couple of weeks ago.  It was a “probably won’t get it, but won’t it be cool” type of job.  He got it. Now we are moving.

I have questions.  Is there anyone out there from the Billings area?  

I would really like to know about housing, cultural, stores, and community.  What do I need to know about the area?  We have been looking at housing in Billings and the surrounding areas.  Is there any place we should steer clear of?  We want a 30 minute or less commute from the Kings road exit.

We have three cats, currently we are living over 600 miles from there.  Does anyone have advice on how to move when you are a multi-cat household? Two of the cats are totally inside; one is a indoor/outdoor type.

Thanks to anyone that can help on this…


Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:11 PM PDT

Just an idea.

by Renfriend

I do not know how to bring people together, but after looking at the pictures of the Libyans protesting FOR Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans and Libyans that fell, I had a thought. An Ambassador (Stevens), Vile Rat (Sean Smith), two ex-marines (Glen Dougherty and Tyrone Woods) and rumors of several other Libyans that were protecting them (sorry I haven't been able to find names), all of them fell to a frenzy of zealot madness. I have also seen what a low percentage of the citizens of all the currentaly rioting countries  have actually agreed and engaged.

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This is a response that I gave to a young Republican woman in an email exchange recently.  She is a friend who is twenty years younger than me (she is 23). She was trying to get me to donate to her candidate-a Republican. She has been politically active since her teens (knocking on doors, etc) When I asked why a young, mixed race woman would ever vote, much less campaign for a Republican she said “my family has always voted Republican, Republicans are nice people”. Urgg!  I will leave out the exchanges about how the Republican Party has changed since Lincoln and I will leave out the part where I said she was smart but not a deep thinker.  This is my last try at talking her out of the cult.  What did I miss?

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