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I'm a big fan of "Peanuts", "Pearls Before Swine", and "Calvin and Hobbes". I love Snoopy's positive outlook on life and Hobbes' affinity for smooching and babes. :-)

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  1. 2 months ago on Peanuts

    Billy Graham was not rich. Maybe compared to you and me but he could’ve taken a lot more money than he did. He held himself accountable to both his evangelistic association and to other financial accountability organizations. His organization also organized crisis teams to be ready to minister (meet the needs) of those affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, etc. Those teams took clothing, blankets, water, food, and other necessities to people in need when these disasters occurred. And how do you know how much he did or didn’t give to those less fortunate? There’s also something in the teachings of Jesus about taking the plank out of your own eye before you try to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye. (In other words, don’t judge or you too will be judged.) And “bigoted right-wing hate machine” doesn’t sound very loving either. Guess we all could show a little less judgment and a bit more understanding of our own flaws, huh?

  2. 3 months ago on Frazz

    “They can’t manage to save off 25% of each paycheck all by themselves & put it in savings? Then draw on it for 3 months?”

    Of course they could. But districts sometimes offer options: (1) Receive it all during the academic year, or (2) have it spread out throughout the calendar year. Isn’t it nice to work in a country where we have options?

  3. 3 months ago on Frazz

    Stop it! This is not about unions. (Unions are not anti-capitalist and they do a lot of good protecting workers from being exploited and mistreated.) Where I live, it is the District, not the union, that decides how to distribute paychecks. Some districts, for example, pay every other Friday while others pay on the 15th and 30th of the month.

  4. 3 months ago on Frazz

    Thank you! Every summer, the teachers in my district have to complete bloodborne pathogen training, medication training, and classroom management training. That’s six hours of training done on our own time which we technically do not get paid for or get in-service credit. It’s simply required for continued employment. In addition, we are required to take 12 hours of in-service training. Some teachers get some or all of their in-service during the academic year while others prefer to get some of this done over the summer. And, as you mentioned, while our schedules are much more flexible June through July, we are already planning lessons, collecting resources, and organizing our curriculum for the coming year. After the custodians have cleaned the classroom, we go in - sometimes as early as July - to get it organized and ready for the school year. We do get some time off, thank goodness, but we are not lounging around - either at home or on a beach - every day in June and July. And August brings more training, the back-to-school meet and greet, and of course the actual beginning of the school year.

  5. 3 months ago on Frazz

    My school district automatically spreads it across the whole year; we don’t have the option of getting paid only during the academic year.

  6. 4 months ago on That is Priceless

    “Ladies, stop undressing me with your eyes!”

  7. 4 months ago on That is Priceless

    “They’re real, and they’re spectacular!”

  8. 4 months ago on Back to B.C.

    Either “so” or “sol” are correct, although “sol” (referencing the Sun) was the original. “Ti” or “si” are also both interchangeable for the seventh step of the scale.

  9. 5 months ago on Michael Ramirez

    You’re the one that has repeatedly tried to force the Bible to agree with your preconceptions. When the Bible calls John the Baptist in the womb a “baby” (along with the other passages), I think that’s pretty clear support for the pro-life view. A fetus is a developing baby, just as a teenager is a developing adult; they are stages of life. A miscarriage is not the same as an intentional abortion. The difference is intent. And if the Bible taught otherwise, then Herod’s and Pharoah’s killing of toddlers and babies would not have been presented as being unjust and horrific responses to the births of Jesus and Moses.

  10. 5 months ago on Michael Ramirez

    Not grasping at straws. On the contrary, I’m stating the obvious:

    People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. — Mark 10:13-16

    As early as Genesis 25:21-23, the Bible refers to the unborn as “babies” and “people” and their destinies. In Luke 1, the unborn John the Baptist is referred to as a “baby.” Likewise, when the angel tells Mary about Elizabeth, he specifically states that she has “conceived a son,” a child (not a fetus). (Luke 1:36) Throughout Scripture, the unjust killing of another is condemned, and there is no killing more unjust than robbing a person of his or her life before they are born, simply for the convenience of the parents.