Your Partisan Whatever Is Oozing

Democrats make me sick.

Mom had three stents installed yesterday. If all goes well she’ll be coming home today. When I left the hospital last night she was watching the SF Giants game. (they won 3-1, Madbum pitched a complete game).

When she’s feeling better and my sister is back in town we may have to have a little discussion about living arrangements. Living independently at age 81 may no longer be feasible. She’s not ready for a home but she isn’t as spry as she used to be either. Driving is an issue too.

We’ll see.


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81 Responses to Your Partisan Whatever Is Oozing

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    Mom has to switch to decaf. She is not happy about it.

    (“decaf” is a Spanish word meaning “fake”)

    • Lulu says:

      She will feel better with the stents. I have two. And if possible she needs to keep moving as much as she can. Ask about exercise, possible cardiac rehab or something simple which can be enormously encouraging. It is kind of fun once you get over thinking it is going to kill you. I hope she feels much better.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        I was thinking about convincing her to doing less. She’s not the sit around and do nothing type.

        • Lulu says:

          Well that can be a problem too. Getting impatient, not listening to medical instructions (not that your mom would do that) and getting discouraged are pitfalls too. Recovery is a process, and her life will change at least a little and maybe a lot. But the goal is to feel better and keep on doing as much as possible. She is going to have to start out slow but encourage her to do as much as she can as she is able but her safety is first. She is a smart lady, has a family who loves and values her, and ask a zillion questions of the pros.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Remember, everyone ages somewhat on their own schedule. I once gave a drive test to a 96 yr old lady (from Reedley) whose “job” was to drive the neighborhood “old folks” (60s – 80s she said) to their Dr’s appts. She scored 100 – perfect. SMH.

        • blowme0bama says:

          She’s going to have MORE energy after the stents. Here blood vessel(s) were clogged up pretty good and more oxygen will now get to her brain and body.

    • leslie says:

      This has to have been a scary time for you all… I’m so happy to hear that she will be okay.
      In an earlier comment I think you mentioned the possibility of putting your mom in rehab or a living facility. When we moved my aunt to an assisted living facility, she was dead set against it. The truth was, she had never lived anywhere else except the family home. she didn’t want the change. BUT, after she finally agreed and moved to this really nice residential place (it was like a neighborhood), she made friends, was much more active than she had been and was happier there than she had been in the “old neighborhood”.

      My mother was amenable to moving after my dad passed away. And she thrived in the new environment. We knew/liked the area – I had lived just a few blocks away from there when my children were children. We were more than happy with the quality of life they offered to the residents – social, medical, psychological, cultural aspects of life were all offered and my mother took advantage of them. She was more socially active, she exercised, went to the symphony, watched films she had never seen, used their library, played bingo and started her own poker night. It was the best thing for my mother. When she passed away a few years ago, she was 98. She had been there for about 7 years. They were wonderful years for her. She said she never regretted the move.

      I hope that when you all decide to move your mom – whenever that is – you have good options. Your mom won’t necessarily have to give up what she loves, and may even develop new interests.

      For now, it’s just good to know she is better than yesterday and there will be a plan in place for her to stay healthy.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        I was thinking of having her move in with me or my sister. She doesn’t need someone to take care of her so much as someone to keep an eye on her and help her with the hard stuff. She stays pretty active in church and AARP and she has LOTS of friends.

        OTOH – she’s been slowing down a lot recently. I wonder if it had something to do with her heart. Maybe she’ll perk back up now.

        I am getting concerned about her driving tho. Her eyesight and memory aren’t as sharp as they used to be, and she can get flustered easily some times. I already take her shopping and some longer drives. Maybe I need to take over the rest.

        Whatever we decide/agree on/make her do it won’t be overnight. But we need to be proactive and think about phasing in some changes.

        She’s stubborn, so it will probably take a while to wear her down.

        • leslie says:

          I had offered for my mother to move in with me, but I have stairs coming and going. And my mother – who was 91 – had great difficulty managing stairs. So that was not going to work out well. The rest of my sibs were not able to make the offer due to either the great distance from her medical team or the designs of their homes. I know every one of us wanted to be available to her.
          Whatever you and your sister decide, I know it will be for the benefit of your mother. And she will know it, too. There’s lots of good advice here at TCH. We are all family here. And are all invested in your mom’s good health. 🙂

    • piper says:

      Thanks for the update – happy to hear that she is on the mend. Some advice which I know that you won’t appreciate but here it is anywho – sit around is a bigger killer and much less enjoyable than being active. Also moving out of one’s home can be a huge stresser so look into some home based services which allows her to stay in her home. Coffee mmmmm if she drinks a lot perhaps cutting back to 1 or 2 cups might work – decaf ugh.

    • mcnorman says:

      I agree with your mum.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I recommend moving slower at the possible moving thing. Went through that with my mom. Too many changes at once can have a big negative effect. She’s already scared that things are changing. Best to have one change at a time. But of course if it’s dangerous to be by herself, then that’s different. Maybe a month of still being at home and making all her diet, medicine, and exercise changes. Then jump into a change of residence. Then again, sometimes a move in with me now mom while we get situated might be a good way to get her situated without putting up a fight and thinking it’s a bad thing. Moms are tricky. 🙂

      • Myiq2xu says:

        “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

        • elliesmom says:

          Whatever you decide, at least make her feel like it’s her decision. We convinced my FIL to move into assisted living when he fell on the ice outside his house and was unconscious for quite awhile before anyone found him. He rejected the idea of moving in with either of his kids, but he was miserable in the place he chose. It had everything he could have wanted except they rejected his dog. She just couldn’t adapt. The dog ended up living with my BIL, and he brought her for visits, but that might have made it worse. After several months he made the decision to return to his house when summer came. We were negotiating summers on his own and winters with us when we lost him. I don’t have any regrets about convincing him he could no longer live alone, but I wish we had approached it differently.

          My dad moved into an apartment in a senior living complex. It put him closer to other people than he’d been, but he was completely independent in his mind. He road the senior bus to the grocery store, and I took him to his doctors’ appts. My brother did haircuts and stuff like that. His car was still in the parking lot, but after driving himself while he was having a heart attack, he was more “circumspect” about getting behind the wheel. He also liked the sociability of the bus. We hired a cleaning service to come in once a week to run the vacuum cleaner, wipe down the kitchen and the bathroom, and change his bed. Stuff my mom had always done so he didn’t feel infringed upon. I think my FIL would have liked that arrangement, too, but it wasn’t available in the backwoods of Maine. The assisted living facility gave him much less privacy than my dad had.

          Maybe you could get your mom to accept a bit more help, but in her own home while she’s recovering since she’s not that far away from you. Then the help could just “stay on”. That’s how we got my dad to agree. That and we lied to him and told him his insurance was paying for the maid. lol

          • Myiq2xu says:

            If we hired a cleaning service for my mom she would clean house before they got there.

          • votermom says:

            If we hired a cleaning service for my mom she would clean house before they got there.

            Of course! It woukd be too embarrassing to let strangers into a dirty house! 😀

            Glad everything seems to be going well for your mom, klown. Good luck with all the prospective changes.

          • Somebody says:

            Glad to hear your mom is doing well. I agree with everyone here about taking it slow with moving. No need to add my been there, done that several times stories.

            If some type of home care is possible that is probably your best option. If you can find someone outside of an agency it will cost less. You’re not supposed to hire employees away from agencies……but the employees are making half what you’re paying the agency, hint, hint. If you use an agency then you can have a trial run and if she really likes someone then you can approach them. If you hire someone, then technically your sister had nothing to do with that arrangement IYKWIMAITYD.

            You could start out with a couple of days a week, then split the remaining days with your sister.

    • swanspirit says:

      I am so glad your mom is ok. I am sure whatever decision you make regarding living arrangements will work out.It usually depends on how much help or assistance is needed. If you feel her safety is maintained you will both feel more secure. You are a good son, and that is no small thing.

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  5. DeniseVB says:

    Glad your mom is feeling better and she didn’t wait for treatment. Here’s where I’d want to move:

  6. piper says:

    BTW Klown,
    We can help out there while you spend time with your Mom by writing threads, posting, cooking and cleaning the dungeon.

  7. helenk3 says:

    I am very glad to hear your mom is feeling better. Sorry I was not too supportive the last couple of days. computer was wonky. Now it is fixed and working . Home care can be a good thing since you live close and can keep a eye on your mom. It would lessen the changes and would be a good stepping stone to assisted living.

  8. Myiq2xu says:


    Now, I’m going to make an anti-Trump point right now. This is a bit speculative, so if you want to say I’m reaching, I won’t argue.

    But here’s the thing:

    When the Hillary Clinton email stuff broke yesterday, someone said, “If only Trump now keeps quiet and lets this be the news story for a few days.”

    Well, #BlackLivesMatter has been harassing Bernie Sanders. This is, as Trump would say, a fabulous thing, truly huge, to have one crucial cohort of the Democratic coalition (black activists) in an angry, bitter fight with another crucial cohort (white gentry liberals).

    #BlackLivesMatter was ignoring Republicans to harass Democrats, and expose, possibly, the deep faultlines in the Democrat Party. These faultlines are concealed because the White Gentry Liberals control the party almost totally; Obama’s the president, sure, but White Gentry Liberals’ power over the party is secure.

    Before you can have a rebellion, you must first be able to imagine a rebellion; and White Gentry Liberals’ control over the party is so complete that few can actually imagine it.

    A real black challenge this hegemony would be spectacular, and, who knows, perhaps even salutary. (Why should blacks be 2nd class citizens in the Democrat Party?)

    What I fear here — and this is just a fear, I have no idea if this will actually come to pass — is that Trump, by calling out #BlackLivesMatter and offering to fight them, has gotten them interested in disrupting Republican events too.

    I don’t mind the disruption of Republican events so much as I mind the diversion of their hitherto-singleminded focus on destroying the cranky old socialist White Gentry Liberal (and thus creating a bit of a class struggle in the Democrat Party).

    Some are promising to give the GOP renewed attention.

    Some might claim that it’s important to fight #BlackLivesMatter. Nonsense, I will say, for this reason: It is better for us to have the White Gentry Liberals battling #BlackLivesMatter. Let them pound each other for a good long time, let them experience the divisions and class-based strife the GOP is experiencing, and then we’ll meet them, if needed, down the road.

    I don’t know if anything will come of this, but Trump missed an outstanding opportunity to shut up here.

    The only thing I would add is that Obama IS a white gentry liberal. Seriously, the dude is whiter than me, and I’m pasty.

    • lyn says:

      Good observation. I doubt #BlackLivesMatter will mix it up with Republicans. They have guns.

      • Lulu says:

        And they scream back. White gentry liberals say “tut-tut” but we gave you symbolism. The red neck (I am a hick not a red neck) populist Dems were thrown out in 2008 so now the Dems have to do their own confrontation politics and they are not good at it. When is Bernie going to scream “I paid for this fucking microphone get the hell out you loon!” Never. Kumbaya …. as they get stomped.

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    Ben Carson on facebook just pointed out that he has more than 1 million more “likes” on his page than Hillary Clinton.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    The Most Dangerous Place In The Country Is Between Trump And A Microphone:

    I’d gladly pay a dollar to see BLM try to commandeer a Trump event.

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  12. leslie says:

    Oh my . . .

  13. DeniseVB says:


  14. Myiq2xu says:

    From Buffoon Juice

    Hunter says:
    August 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

    @Myiq2xu: There is less than 2% difference between the DNA of humans and that of chimpanzees. We actually share a significant percentage of our DNA with cats and donkeys.

    So, what counts as “human DNA”?

    And actually, I can think of numerous instances where human DNA has led to jackasses.

    • leslie says:

      Wow. I’d seen the links and references to this but hadn’t watched until now. That percussion from the explosion was really something.

      • leslie says:

        I don’t know if this will actually connect, but this is a security camera showing the purported moment of the explosion. It is very brief and very disturbing.I found it at

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    Prayers and best wishes for him.

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  18. NewOrleans says:

    NBCUniversal Invests $200 Million in Vox Media

  19. mothy67 says:

    Klown your mom is in my thoughts.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    True Story…..

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    • leslie says:

      My Obot neighbor emailed me the link to the column at 6:30 this morning. I responded,
      “It appears the MSM is afraid of the coming change.”
      She became somewhat unglued by my email.
      She is losing her grip and emailing me everyday with negative stories about the GOP candidates. I told her who I’m interested in and she keeps telling me how stupid they are. I’m thinking of telling her I’ve committed to Trump. I haven’t and wouldn’t but the cray cray is already too much and it’s only August of 2015.

  22. leslie says:

    I know there are some here who really loved the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
    So I thought I’d share this news:

    Antenna TV will air full-length episodes from 1972 through the end of the Carson Show in 1992. This will begin Jan 1st. I know I’m looking forward to it.

  23. Myiq2xu says:

    Home at last. Exhausted.

  24. simofish says:

    Hope your mom has a speedy recovery- — go GIANTS

  25. Dora says:

    WHO THE HELL gave this company the federal clearance levels it needed in order to handle Top Secret info? I’m gonna guess NO ONE.

    The chairman of the Senate’s homeland security committee has asked a small, 13-year-old Denver technology company that managed tens of thousands of emails for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to describe what measures it took to safeguard national security information.

    The FBI, which has embarked on its own scrutiny of Clinton’s private server, also has shown interest in the company, Platte River Networks, which began managing Clinton’s emails in 2013, according to published reports.

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