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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. packratjohn commented on The Argyle Sweater about 8 hours ago

    Thank goodness! We were there two weeks ago, apparently left just in time!
    (By the way, I am now Grandpa of the year to my 5 year old grandson. I won last year also, but that was with go-carts)

  2. packratjohn commented on Brewster Rockit about 8 hours ago

    I disagree. How can NOT believing in a deity, or multiple deities constitute a religion? Religion defines that belief. This religion says believe this; that religion says believe that. Then you made the assumption that non-belief is destructive. I’m an atheist, and I don’t destroy things, nor am I being destroyed by anything other than entropy. Here’s the deal: I don’t believe in a god, and I do believe that when I’m gone, that’s all there is. Yeah, it’s sad, but I know that I have descendants to take over, and that makes me happy. But heaven or hell? Nah, don’t think so, although I don’t condemn anyone for believing what they need to believe to get through the day. Dang, didn’t mean to get preachy…

  3. packratjohn commented on Doonesbury about 9 hours ago

    My favorite lines from Shakespeare, certainly apropos:

    “Care for us! True, indeed !

    They ne’er cared for us yet; suffer us to famish and their store-houses crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, to support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich and provide more piercing statutes daily, to chain up and restrain the poor. If the wars eat us not up, they will; and there’s all the love they bear us."

    From Coriolanus

  4. packratjohn commented on Loose Parts 1 day ago

    So if I planted one next to my blueberries, it would self-feed?

  5. packratjohn commented on Non Sequitur 1 day ago

    Across the street from Heimlich’s Hamburger Heaven.

  6. packratjohn commented on Brewster Rockit 2 days ago

    Just one question…. who would sign god’s consent forms?

  7. packratjohn commented on Tom the Dancing Bug 3 days ago

    Would those be African or European sparrows????

  8. packratjohn commented on Brewster Rockit 3 days ago

    Then the expansion moved into the suburbs, and things really got pricey. Sounds like a good name for a movie, “The Realtor at the Beginning of the Universe”.

  9. packratjohn commented on Brewster Rockit 3 days ago

    Which describes me to a “T” ! But just for the sake of disagreement, I believe it is the “selfview” which defines us. I’d enjoy your explanation as to why you think atheism is irrational. Some would say belief in an unknown, and unknowable, deity is irrational. Everyone has to believe in something…. I believe I’ll have another beer…

  10. packratjohn commented on Ted Rall 4 days ago

    Oh, okay. Violence solves everything. So these “illegals” are packing?