46 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 7-6-20

  1. Good morning! My friend received many flowers and cards for her birthday. The poster I made is on the left. It was fun making it. I don’t get to do many crafty things anymore like I did when teaching children’s Sunday school.

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  2. There is a confusing commercial on TV.
    This woman puts on makeup. Walks out. A man gives her the keys and she drives to a store. She goes in and puts on some beads. Turns around to show them.
    And a caption says “Show more of you”.
    I never figured out what that means.

    Whatever it means, I don’t need any..

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  3. I have come to the point where I realize if I don’t know what a product even is or what the commercial is saying, I don’t need it either, Chas. Many commercials are funny, but they make me wonder why I would buy the product—especially when I forget the name of the product immediately.

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  4. My first thought on the ad is that it must be for a drug product that fights a skin problem such as psoriasis or eczema. And all the listing of side effects from such meds make us wonder who would ever take that?

    We saw an ad we liked for paper towels, maybe Bounty. Some food drops on the table and slides across while everyone at the table is exclaiming, “No!” Then at the other side where the food is sliding, a dog awaits with mouth open for the catch and says, “Yes!”

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  5. Busy day, here. With people rushing hither and yon. Except me! I get to hang out with baby. Husband is off shuttling. Eighteen is off to the library to study for school as she can’t study at home. Twenty three is taking twelve to stack firewood until twenty three heads off to work late morning. Twelve will stay until they bring her home.

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  6. There’s a thing on Facebook that shows a dog and a cat anticipating the banquet they are about to have on a table loaded with food. The text on the photo is them saying grace, thanking God for the food they are about to eat, and asking to not get caught. 😀

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  7. I do like the commercial that shows the sonogram with the fetus and the parents are told the child will grow up to develop games or some such. So pro-life, although many won’t thinks so, of course.

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  8. Most ads for drugs are too long, but then half the time is taken with legal necessities of side effects. I agree, the side effects make me wonder why I’d want the drug. Plus, those that are advertised are the really expensive ones. I mute most ads or wind past them when I record a program.

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  9. Florence took the photo in her home which will soon be sold. It is not far from where I live. She is very fortunate to be in pretty good health and driving. She is the one who gave me rides when I couldn’t drive for most of that long span.

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  10. Parents are leaving this evening and I will have the three grands to watch. Should be interesting. Also pray they are back at the time I want to leave for Seattle.
    I need to get on to another email account and google wants a password that I don’t remember. I will have to be creative.

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  11. I did not read the whole article, Kizzie, but it seems to be reasonable to take a closer look at the phrase “in such cases.” Those situations named seem pretty obvious, but there are so many individual differences in situations that I think people should not blanket everything with prescription of what to do. I know someone whose husband became violent and it lead to separation to protect her and the children. The dad had been misdiagnosed and given the wrong med. Once things got straightened out they got back together. They easily could have gotten divorced and it would have been the least desirable outcome. That is one example from people I know.

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  12. Kim, I think that’s probably a positive move — this way electorates can’t ‘go rogue’ against what their states have decided. They’re elected to represent their respective states and that will include following the statewide vote accurately, whether they like it individually or not. I believe that’s what the electoral college was set up to do.

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  13. If you have 32 minutes, an Elisabeth Elliot talk on Suffering: Elisabeth Elliot 1/2 hour video discussing suffering (through Ligonier Ministries)

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  14. Kim- What DJ said. I know the Electoral College seems anachronistic, but it keeps big states like California, Texas and New York from being the only ones that matter. Personally, I’d like to see the EC changed to a system where the candidates get the EC votes for each Congressional district they win.

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  15. The push has been to eliminate the Electoral College altogether, making all national elections a simple popular vote — but as Peter points out, that would mean the larger states would always dominate. This way, smaller states that are often more rural and less populated also have a say and are represented in national elections.

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  16. The larger states would dominate . . . and fraud wouldn’t only affect one state. And candidates would never ever pay attention to any but the biggest states. Why spend time in North Dakota, or pay any attention to the interest of voters there, if winning California and New York by a big enough margin gets you most of the way to where you need to be–especially if the voters of California want something very different from those irrelevant little states?

    Do a little black magic in Chicago that wins you a few thousand extra dead voters, and it no longer affects only the Illinois tally (which was going to be Democrat anyway). Organized crime might be a good field to get into.

    G. K. Chesterton liked to say something along the line of never knocking down a wall before examining why it was put up, and what would be the effect of taking it down.

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  17. So I am a bit confused (a given for me usually). So the person designated to cast the vote for a precinct must vote the popular vote of that precinct and not disregard that popular vote to vote his or her own personal preference? Are there checks and balances in place? CO ignoramuses vote to do away with electoral college which is illegal and cast only popular vote…how do they divide that all out?

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  18. We have a system that has worked for 244 years.
    Time for a change?
    There is nothing they can do to make it better.
    New York and California can’t even run their won states. We can’t give them the country.

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  19. Nancy Jill, presidential electors generally have been long-time party people. It’s assumed that the Republican elector will vote for the Republican candidate. Once in a while one doesn’t, but it’s rare. If the Democrat elector wins, then he votes for the Democrat. But they’re afraid of outright revolt and electors voting for “the other guy.” If it happened in large enough numbers, it could affect an election. Let’s say, for instance, that after the election of 2020 Biden goes off on a rant about how stupid black people are, using the N-word, and he also insults women. Any black elector or any woman could decide to vote for someone else, and that could change the outcome of the election if enough did it.

    It seems to me that you must at least give them a right to abstain altogether, or you might as well just do it by computer. Isn’t the whole point of having actual human beings as electors to provide for the very possibility of such a revolt? I’m not saying I want to see it happen, but if you are locked in and have to vote for that guy no matter what (even if you find out the morning of the vote that he raped your grandmother), then you really might as well not have human beings at all, just computers.

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  20. The electors have no rights. Period. They are to vote as their constituents decide.

    They have the right to vote their conscience when casting their own private ballot. However when they’re voting in the electoral college they are simply a representative sent to place the vote that is the peoples’ will for the area they represent. Your personal opinion is irrelevant.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-07-06/supreme-court-electoral-college-states-voters

    “The justices unanimously rejected the claim that electors have a right under the Constitution to defy their states and vote for the candidate of their choice.

    “Electors are not free agents,” Justice Elena Kagan said for the court in Chiafalo vs. Washington. “They are to vote for the candidate whom the state’s voters have chosen.” Article II of the Constitution and the 12th Amendment “give states broad power over electors, and give electors themselves no rights,” she said.”

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    “Constitutional scholars counter that although electors may have had an independent vote at the time of the nation’s founding, they have been required since the early 1800s to vote in line with the wishes of the party whose presidential candidate won the state’s vote.

    In 1804, the 12th Amendment made clear that electors would cast separate ballots for president and vice president, which confirmed “the electoral college’s emergence as a mechanism not for deliberation but for party-line voting,” Kagan said.”

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  21. Think of it this way as well.

    If you allow that EC elector to go rogue, you have essentially disenfranchised every vote cast in the district they represent. Never mind what your states millions of voters wanted, let’s instead put all the power in the hands of 538 individuals. You would make the electors super voters whose will would and could prevail against the will of the voters. That’s the total antithesis of the principle of representative govt.

    That’s why this was unanimous. Even liberal justices get this. This is the basic foundations here folks. I for one am happy to see all the judges agree on this principle.

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  22. Re: AJ’s 4:59
    At the end, if you scroll down, there are other gospel songs by Daniels. And someone has an interview about his faith in Jesus Christ.
    I didn’t open it.
    I wasn’t very familiar with Charlie Daniels. I mostly listen to the old country on CD’s now.
    Hank Snow, Eddie Arnold, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, etc.

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  23. For some reason this commercial cracks me up.

    I told my wife last night that I’m going to learn that dance for Elizabeth’s wedding. 🙂

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  24. You going to get the outfit too?

    I watched Midway last night, well done. I remember another film about the Midway that came out maybe in the early ’70s?

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  25. While a fire suit would be cool, I don’t think the girls would allow me to not have a tux, or at least a suit on…. 🙂

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  26. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/us/racism-words-phrases-slavery-trnd/index.html

    Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations

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    (CNN)The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society.

    “Master bedrooms” in our homes. “Blacklists” and “whitelists” in computing. The idiom “sold down the river” in our everyday speech.

    Many are so entrenched that Americans don’t think twice about using them. But some of these terms are directly rooted in the nation’s history with chattel slavery. Others now evoke racist notions about Black people.

    “Words like ‘slave’ and’ master’ are so folded into our vocabulary and almost unconsciously speak to the history of racial slavery and racism in the US,” says Elizabeth Pryor, an associate professor of history at Smith College.

    But America’s reckoning with systemic racism is now forcing a more critical look at the language we use. And while the offensive nature of many of these words and phrases has long been documented, some institutions are only now beginning to drop them from the lexicon.

    Pryor suggests people think about the context certain words can carry and how using them could alienate others.

    In real estate

    Master bedrooms/bathrooms: A master bedroom typically refers to the largest bedroom in the house, often accompanied by a private bathroom.

    Nationally, 42% of current property listings on Zillow use the term “master” in reference to a bedroom or a bath.

    The phrase “master bedroom” first appeared in the 1926 Sears catalog, according to the real estate blog Trelora. It was a feature of a $4,398 Dutch colonial home, the most expensive in the catalog, referring to a large second floor bedroom with a private bathroom.

    In sports
    The Masters Tournament: It’s one of the four major tournaments on the PGA tour and is usually called simply, “the Masters.” …

    In the arts
    Peanut gallery: The phrase typically refers to the cheapest seats in a theater, and is informally used to describe critics or hecklers. … The term dates back to the vaudeville era of the late 19th century and referred to the sections of the theater where Black people typically sat. Jeffrey Barg, who writes a language column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, noted recently that the first documented use of “peanut gallery” appeared in the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1867.

    In everyday speech
    Cakewalk: It’s what we call an easy victory, or something that’s easily accomplished.

    The cakewalk originated as a dance performed by enslaved Black people on plantations before the Civil War. It was intended to be a mockery of the way White people danced, though plantation owners often interpreted slaves’ movements as unskillful attempts to be like them.

    Owners held contests in which enslaved people competed for a cake. Later, the dance — and the idiom — was popularized through minstrel shows, characterized by a “a high-leg prance with a backward tilt of the head, shoulders and upper torso.” …
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  27. Now that I know what I am missing in advertisements, I don’t miss it. But then, I never really did. Though I can still say: two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

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  28. I want a master bedroom with adjoining bathroom someday. If we stay here, I can switch the living room and my bedroom, as the bathroom is off the living room. But not ready to do that right now.

    As for the Masters tournament, it seems like a reference to the participants as being masters at their sport.

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  29. Janice – Grudem does say that each case should be carefully considered, and is not promoting making divorce an automatic result of the things he mentions.

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  30. I got to see a Charlie Daniels concert. His music was not my favorite, but he put on a good show. There was no doubt where he stood about things either. My daughter has played “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” many times. I had one person who was quite upset by the song. I never knew why. It is just a classic tale.

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  31. “Master bedroom,” a term referencing slavery . . . “first appeared in the 1926 Sears catalog.” Remind me again, when did the slaves get freed?

    My house in Nashville didn’t have one. Sometime before I bought it, someone moved the wall between the kitchen and the master bedroom (to enlarge the kitchen) and turned the bedroom into a bathroom. Like most of the 1950s homes in the neighborhood, it had started out as a three-bedroom, one-bath, with attached garage, and the garage had been turned into living space (as had nearly all the others on the street, even then just getting up to around 1250 square feet). So I had a two-bedroom, two-bath home, but the two bedrooms were both small “children’s” bedrooms, around 100 square feet each. I think one was 9 x 10 and one 10 x 11 or something like that.

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