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CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Thousands of years of history, with rules developed to make a society function better ... but you have it figured out they were wrong. "zero bearing on my life as I'm neither gay nor a polygamist." yeah right ... giving entitlements to any "marriages" you don't perceive as influencing your life should be allowed. You know the original colonies demanded their residents attend church…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Morality cannot be legislated. Period. When you start making morality laws, then freedom doesn't exist any more. While some might laugh at using the example, look at the movie DEMOLITION MAN. One of the running gags in that movie is when someone says a "bad word", Big-Brother-Is-Always-Listening computer buzzes and issues a fine for a "violation of the verbal moralities code". If that's…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Some monogamists "marry" underage kids, too. But that's breaking the law, same as it would be if polygamy was made legal. You're using deviant cases like Warren Jeffs to paint a picture of a whole host of people, and that's no more justified that calling the entire Catholic church pedophiles or all men serial killers because of John Wayne Gacy. You cannot paint with that broad of a…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
The Founding Fathers most likely did not intend for political liberty to include freedom to practice immorality. Liberty is too often confused with license. Yes, some of the Founders had immoral relationships (the supposed relationship between Jefferson and his female slave, for instance), but I don't think they intended for those to be codified as legal in all the states. And I don't think…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
You make valid arguments except this: in some instances, the polygamist marries an under-aged teenager who does not or cannot consent.

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St. Patrick Irish Road Bowling happening in Missouri

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Looking for some fun on St. Patrick's weekend?

Looking for some fun on St. Patrick's weekend? Consider joining the hundreds of people expected to visit St. Patrick, Missouri, on Saturday, March 15, 2014. 

In addition to the special cancellation stamp and the Shrine of Saint Patrick, visitors will find the 3rd Annual Irish Road Bowling event.  Irish Road Bowling is an ancient game, played for more than 300 years in County Armagh in Northern Ireland and in County Cork in Southern Ireland.  The best description of game is that it is like golfing with a cannonball and a good sense of humor. 

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball, called a “bowl.”  It is made out of steel and weighs 28 ounces, heavy enough to pick up speed yet small enough for any person to handle. 

Teams of four compete, taking turns throwing the bowl as far as they can to get it across the finish line.  Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Teammates not throwing at the time go 20-30 yards down the road to mark the desired path of the bowl.  They stand like human croquet wickets, feet apart, straddling the perfect path to be taken to achieve maximum distance.  The game will take place on Highway 81 South, south of the St. Patrick city limits.

Teams of four people should register by sending an email to stpatrickirishbowling@gmail.com with names and contact information by Friday, February 28.  All participants must be 21 years of age or older and participants and spectators are encouraged to dress in spring regalia and Irish green.  Teams will be provided with all essential equipment which includes the bowl, scorecard, and chalk.  Team fee is $40 ($10 per player), and can be paid the day of event.  There will also be a $15 refundable fee for the steel bowl, when the bowl is returned at end of play.  Check-in at St. Patrick’s Old Irish Gift Shoppe begins at 8:30 am on March 15.  Road Bowling begins at 10am.  Participants are welcome to bring their own rolling coolers and beverages. Contest runs rain or shine.  A maximum of 40 teams can participate.  For more information, call 217-242-5593.

There will be prizes for the first place team, the biggest loser’s team, and best costume.

The best route into St. Patrick, Missouri for the Irish Road Bowling event is Highway 61 North to State Highway Z.  Drive 3.9 miles, and then turn left on Missouri Highway 81 South.

Throughout the day, the public can also enjoy Irish food provided by the Knights of Columbus and live music, as well as activities at the Post Office and gift shoppe.  


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