They are harder to find now, but there used to be “hurricane lamps” which were candles in big glass vases. The candle itself rarely was more than 1/2 the height of the vase. If you knocked it over, the worst that could happen is hot wax all over the place. You’d have to deliberately put something long and flammable into the vase to risk a fire. Some places have “emergency candles” based on a similar concept…the candle not extending to the top of the container.
These are perfectly safe so long as you don’t have exposure hazards to combustible fumes/gasses and use some common sense about what you let near them (don’t put them under your drapes).
Not only what you said, I will also include the fact that no matter if you attempt to go back a couple years to delete some of the stupid stuff that you posted, FB still keeps all of it in their archives, thanks to the NSA and the Dept of Homeland Security.
 September 29, 2015 at 6:29am
How does a monster like that get to address Congress?
Does the head of Ford, Apple, or Wal-Mart get that opportunity?
September 25, 2015 at 4:47pm
SAY IT’S NOT SO!
 September 25, 2015 at 2:37pm
I knew someone who did something similar with his motorcycle. Took the better part of a year around the USA. Stopped for lack of funds and getting sick enough that he needed extended bed rest.
He quit his job to pursue it. He went back to a better job after he stopped. Nice to pull off when you’re young and can handle doing so much on the cheap.
 September 25, 2015 at 1:29pm
Did we “win” the last one?
I thought we just kept redefining the mission so we would walk away and call it a win.
 September 25, 2015 at 12:11pm
Depends on if you are considering biological ability to adapt or ability to create new solutions.
Man is at the top for being capable of creating new options to deal with a changing world. Roaches are probably at the top for being able to survive on biology alone.
September 25, 2015 at 12:07pm
Catchy name for a petition, though. ;)
 September 25, 2015 at 12:00pm
Yeah, the teenagers are going to be more hard-pressed to find work. (lol)
September 24, 2015 at 2:00pm
“And, of course, that’s what political candidates of any number of faiths routinely do: they promise to hold office as infidels.”
That’s not particularly true. If a person isn’t asked to do something that violates their faith, they can do the job without having to compromise their faith.
The Kim Davis example is just that. She took the job with no conflicts, and Kentucky could have crafted a resolution before going on recess…leaving her in a bind. Nobody should be forced to leave their job because someone changes the rules after they take office.
I know many people who are capable of being leaders, but they don’t seek office because of the “compromise” they’ll be required to make either religiously or ethically. Sadly, it’s people of such “character” we need in leadership to begin with. People willing to compromise tend to have very little on which they aren’t willing to compromise.
qdllc: I think any religious person can be president without compromising. First, the US Constitution is a framework for social order based on the rule of law. The executive (president) can defend the US Constitution no matter their religious faith or lack there of. The Constitution does not allow a Theocracy. The concern is that a Muslin president would impose Sharia Law. That is ridiculous. I will forget about one’s religion and choose a leader.
 September 24, 2015 at 1:49pm
You’re the bleeping POPE. You can say what you want, and the politicos can sit and spin if they don’t like it. No reason to be PC on hot button topics.
$. Leftist Catholic orgs need not tithe skinny for any slights from their hero of socialism.
Bet Pelosi the Sanger Award winner was beaming and stretching her plastic face. Hell, Ruth Vader Gisnberg was doing the heroin nod right off the bat. She should retired and sleep in private more.
And we've seen just how disrespectful non-PCers have been as of late. We don't need an invited guest telling Americans that their laws are wrong.
September 24, 2015 at 7:30am
Sometimes it’s not wise to use Google to find footage and images for your project.
[-1] September 24, 2015 at 7:29am
“Obviously, this pope has a reputation of somebody who doesn’t revel in pomp and circumstance as much as some other world leaders do and so it was in deference to his humility….”
Does anyone pay attention to all the attention this man gets wherever he goes?
 September 24, 2015 at 7:27am
I’m mixed. She so deserves prison time, and Obummer owes her NOTHING. She might have dirt to blackmail him with, but then I’d expect her to have a fatal “slip and fall” at home shortly afterwards.
I’m honestly amazed the DNC hasn’t cut her loose. Their field must be so bad that they honestly believe she could still win. I suppose they aren’t willing to underestimate the stupidity of the average voter.
September 24, 2015 at 7:22am
He’s already compromised how many principles of the Roman Catholic Church…what’s one more?
 September 24, 2015 at 7:17am
If it was real (and detonated) they’d surely find a way to lay the blame on one of the “white” kids.
 September 23, 2015 at 10:43am
As much as I try to have respect for the Pope’s office, this one is an utter sellout. He’s loosened standards even further in an effort to get more to come back to the organization. He’s injecting his office into matters over which the church is not to be concerned (e.g., climate change), and he’s taking the institution ever further left into Socialism and Marxism.
All the while…failing to meet the spiritual needs of the followers. I know the Roman Catholic Church sided with Socialism/Communism well back in Pope John Paul II’s day, but it’s only getting blacker by the month.
Sadly, most Catholics are so enamored with the “rock star” popularity of the office to realize how far the institution has departed from sound Biblical (if not at least Roman Catholic) doctrine.