Comments Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno
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Just out of curiosity, how would you label women who are not in monogamously-committed relationships, and think nothing of going out to bars for a fling with someone who is willing to buy them a drink, only to move on to someone else who is even more flashier due to having a nice car and wads of green paper?
And while we’re being equal opportunists, how would you label guys who are commitment-phobic, string along unsuspecting women just long enough sleep over for a night or two, and then proceed to not answer desperate phone calls, only to move on to the next woman who is foolish enough to believe all his promises?
And, how many politicians think getting a vote from them is worth pursuing?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On May 20, 2013 @ 7:29 pm
Sheesh. Sounds like a swell place to take a vacay . . .
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On May 16, 2013 @ 7:27 pm
Well, now I can say that I now personally know someone who won a Typeface Design award! I’m always impressed every time I shop talk about tech stuff with Joel – I learn something new every time.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On May 20, 2013 @ 8:21 am
What makes you think the Synod would give that to Met. Jonah? You haven’t been paying much attention the past two years.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On April 14, 2013 @ 7:20 pm
Now they are demanding that Jonah leave the house HE rents in DC. The OCA isn’t paying for it, what makes them think they can demand such a thing? THey have given him no assignment so he can live wherever his wants.
Is it because the house is right next to St. Nicholas? Last I heard, that is private property and does NOT belong to the church. Heck, the opportunity to buy TWO private houses right next to the annex was turned down. This is ridiculous.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On April 5, 2013 @ 1:02 pm
I’m sure you will be happy at this parish.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 30, 2013 @ 9:07 am
Knitting can be very, very relaxing. So can be spinning. Unless when you’re trying to put the drive band back on a 30″ spinning wheel with two grooves in double-drive mode. There is exactly one way the drive band band (that has been twisted in a figure-8) can be put back on and not have it slip again – the crossover must be on the top in such a way that the strands do not rub against each other, and the strands must be in the 2 grooves all around the wheel without any crossovers. Somehow, that seems to be a good metaphor as to what is going on with the OCA situation.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 30, 2013 @ 6:35 am
I’m going to be taking gun safety classes with my husband, just so I know how to handle one properly if I have to. I have no problem if a woman wants to arm herself with a weapon. Its only so much a woman can do to fight off a male assailant who is able to overpower her physically.
That said, its likely not a good idea to a gun in church. Unless someone with an issue walks in armed (and that person likely is not respecting the fact that this is a GUN-FREE zone [and it sure is interesting how so many shootings seem to happen in such zones . . . why didn't the shooter respect the fact that these zones are GUN-FREE???]).
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 25, 2013 @ 5:51 pm
Those who were involved in the civil rights movement in the South made sure to have ARMED protection. Especially when faced with visits in the night from certain white-sheeted folks. Imagine what would have happened had gun control been in effect back then.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 25, 2013 @ 5:44 pm
[blinking eyes] Queen Tamar? Princess Olga? Empress Theodora? [/blinking eyes]
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 25, 2013 @ 5:36 pm
Take a look at the title that was given to the head of the OCA delegation. Is that the correct title to use?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 19, 2013 @ 2:36 pm
Here’s a list of representatives. Notice where OCA is listed.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 19, 2013 @ 6:17 am
You have to remember that he is living amongst hundreds of thousands of Muslims. Kinda like living right in the the middle of a hornets’ nest.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 18, 2013 @ 8:01 am
This is what I just don’t get . . . why put a guy who was in the midst of a financial scandal in another position where money passed through his hands on a regular basis? That’s like putting someone who may or may not be an alcoholic in charge as the manager of a liquor store.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 12, 2013 @ 7:43 pm
Internet Rule Number One: Do not keep your CAPS key locked down.
Internet Rule Number Two: See Internet Rule Number One.
There is a general opinion that nearly everyone has of one who does this, but it’s not usually polite to state that opinion.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On February 24, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
I’m with you, Gail.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On February 18, 2013 @ 7:43 am
I don’t get it, either. When I am in his presence, I get the sense that he is much better a person than I am.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On February 20, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
So . . . are you saying, just throw up our hands and let whoever wants to, the Chinese, Russians, al-Quaeda, et. al. to come in and invade our country because OUR soldiers should NOT be killers? Not sure if you’ll like living under sharia, but, whatever.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On February 18, 2013 @ 5:38 pm
Sort of. You need to find out more about Maria Leontievna Bochkareva here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Bochkareva
To be sure, this Women’s Battalion of Death was formed near the en of Russia’s participation in WWI.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On February 11, 2013 @ 3:02 pm
There’s been massive protest over proposed gun control measures here in deep blue (which should actually be deep red – switch colors, please!) Maryland.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On March 2, 2013 @ 7:19 am
Umm . . . may I ask why you don’t think Brother Jose should be glorified?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 26, 2013 @ 10:12 pm
I’m sorry, but if OCA is not viewed as legitimate outside of MP and ROCOR by the other Orthodox churches, then how can this be viewed as meddling if ROCOR and/or MP decides to step in on their own?
Lets face it . . . if OCA’s autocephaly is not being properly respected by the other Orthodox churches, then, does one really expect them to speak up if something is done that directly affects OCA alone?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 24, 2013 @ 12:01 pm
Carl, has it ever occurred to you that, maybe, just maybe, it is podvig for Met. Jonah to make sure his parents, who are likely still very much grieved over the past several year’s events and having lost one of their offspring (lets face it . . . parents expect to die BEFORE their children die) are properly cared for in their last years, and if that means reming in the local area, so be it.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 24, 2013 @ 12:06 pm
1. Bishop Benjamin
2. His parents. Especially now that his sister is no longer living. Do you really want him to abandon his elderly parents after all that they’ve gone through?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 22, 2013 @ 6:45 pm
Except that he probably doesn’t want to go back to a monastery under a group of people who pushed him out of his position. Who is to say that they won’t do it again to him – push him out from THAT monastery onto the streets?
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 21, 2013 @ 7:04 am
Yes, I have heard from him, in presence of others as well, that he has requested that the Holy Synod release him from OCA. I’m still waiting for them to make up their mind about the release request.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 20, 2013 @ 8:03 pm
Okay . . . that tidbit about Cinque becoming a slaveowner in Africa is news to me. Kinda not surprised by that. Hope he wasn’t responsible for at least one of my ancestors becoming enslaved.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 24, 2013 @ 12:11 pm
Carl, this is one of the situation where the answer is either “yes” or “no”; or, “1″ or “0″; or, “true” or “false”. Either a bishop is active or retired; there is no in-between. The only condition that negates these status is “deceased”.
Yes, Carl, do please ask the Synod exactly what is going on. Lot of us would love to know the answer.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 15, 2013 @ 5:40 am
A message from a Russian blogger:
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 3, 2013 @ 1:23 pm
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St. Dmitri Donskoy and St. Alexander Nevsky.
» Posted By Lola J. Lee Beno On January 2, 2013 @ 8:23 pm