I Need A Break!


All the nastiness surrounding this election is really getting to me. Twitter is the worst.

Hopefully it will be over soon.

I’m gonna take a semi-vacation.


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208 Responses to I Need A Break!

  1. Somebody says:

    I understand, but don’t leave us…..we’re not nasty, just step away from twitter. I don’t have twitter, but my husband does and OMG it can be brutal.

    Hopefully the nastiness will settle down if not after Tuesday then after March 15th. I know there are factions still in some state of denial, but to anyone with a rational thought process Trump is going to be the RNC nominee. Once it truly sinks in and we move on to the acceptance stage then hopefully the nastiness will subside or at least be turned toward the policies of HRC.

  2. votermom says:

  3. DeniseVB says:

    HateTwitter is the worst, especially on my list for “conservative bloggers”. Erick Erickson is a total jerk demanding CPAC uninvite Trump like he did at Redstate last summer.


    Rubio was in Va Beach last night on his “comedy” tour, had about 2k show up at the CONVENTION center. In contrast, Trump had 1700 at a small campus theater and the chapel next door.

    Hillary will be in town tonight. They’ve booked her at Lake Taylor high school, which is probably in the poorest minority section of town. The venue holds about 1500. The optics should be very diverse for her, and she’ll probably bring her preacher voice.

    I may pop over to Regent today to see Ben Carson’s forum with Pat Robertson. He’s a very inspiring man, his book should be required reading for every high school student in the country!

    On a related note, Erickson didn’t invite Carson to Redstate 2015 since he only invited people WHO HE thought were viable candidates. Like Walker, Perry, Jindal, etc. Heh. Jerk, jerk, jerk.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Northern VA is one of the few places in the country where “establishment” isn’t a dirty word. Rubes should do okay there.

    • leslie says:

      Erickson is a total a-hat. I was him on teevee yesterday morning on MTP (I think). What a bitter, nasty person. Geez. (He needs a good dose of Ben Carson, for sure.)
      Yes, the guns are all trained on Trump (so to speak). It’s even on local radio. I cannot avoid it unless I live in silence for the next 3 weeks.

      • cynic says:

        Did you watch MJoe this a.m.? Joe was vicious, and I haven’t seen him like that since he took down Romney for his comments to the Egyptian Embassy attack on 9-11-12. He was ugly, and I turned off the show for months.

        Also, Mika had this expression on her face that made you think sad, appalled, hurt. I haven’t seen that face on her before. Guess now that Trump is inevitable, it time to take him down. Just like they did to Romney.

        • leslie says:

          I didn’t watch it today. I commend you for turning it on. Thank you.
          I’m on Trump/Marco/Cruz/HRC/Sanders overload. Was Joe vicious against Trump?
          Must be the bigwigs at NBC got to him.

          • cynic says:

            Oh yea, and it was the same preachy tone that he took with Romney in 2012.

          • leslie says:

            Groan . . . . *shaking my head*

          • Lulu says:

            They don’t have a say this time around that matters a tinker’s damn. No one gives a crap what they think. This is the oppositional disorder election. No one is going “OOOH! I wanna be like Joe Scarborough. He has a really big head! He is on TV and sneers!” The media or elites say I like this guy. The public say I hate the bastard. The media or elites say I hate this guy he will not do. The public says hurray! our next prezzy. Hey everybody he will not do so let’s vote for him! Everyone is twelve all over again including especially the media and elites who can go fuck them self. See what I mean? I’m sixty something going on thirteen.

          • leslie says:

            It’s so good to have you back here.

          • cynic says:

            I can’t believe that I am saying something nice about Steven Schmidt, but he was on as well, and he had the perfect comment. I wanted to put a link to it, but they cut it off before he finished (of course).

            He explained that during the McCain campaign, someone at one of McCain’s or Palin’s rallies would say something outrageous, and the media would be demanding that the candidates apologize and denounce those people right away. This is how the media rolls. Racist Trump will be the lead story for days, even though Trump denounced on Fri. It is never enough, as you saw with the Tapper interview.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      First time I ever saw him, in a Redstate video clip, all the hairs went up on the back of my neck. A bad, bad man. Completely drunk on his own (overestimated) sense of power. The kind of smug, misogynist Christian that gives Christianity a bad name. Every time I don’t understand the left’s loathing of conservatives/Christians, I think of EE and it all makes sense. Not because I think he’s an accurate portrayal. At least I hope he’s not! But because he’s some kind of horror show caricature. Isn’t he????

  4. Dora says:


  5. Somebody says:

    I love the title of this post it made me chuckle.

    I know there are rumors that someone is hiring a Florida firm Data Targeting, Inc. to potentially start an independent run for POTUS. I’m sure most would naturally assume Yeb!, but I’m not so sure about that. The guys at the firm in question tend to mostly stay under the radar, but one of them was openly critical of Jeb, saying he had no message and no energy, etc. Sooooo then would the candidate be Rubio or Romney, someone yet unknown???

  6. mothy67, says:

    Remember Franny and Zooey and the Jesus prayer. I close my eyes when I am at my wit’s end and I reflect upon Shakespeare Sonnet 29 or Wordsworth’s the Lucy poem. Gives me peace.

      • mothy67, says:

        Ugh. I can do nothing write(intended)

        SHE dwelt among the untrodden ways
        Beside the springs of Dove,
        A Maid whom there were none to praise
        And very few to love:

        A violet by a mossy stone
        Half hidden from the eye!
        –Fair as a star, when only one
        Is shining in the sky.

        She lived unknown, and few could know
        When Lucy ceased to be; 10
        But she is in her grave, and, oh,
        The difference to me!

    • mothy67, says:

      When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,
      I all alone beweep my outcast state,
      And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
      And look upon myself and curse my fate,
      Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
      Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
      Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
      With what I most enjoy contented least;
      Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
      Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
      (Like to the lark at break of day arising
      From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
      For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
      That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I use the Klown serenity prayer: “God, please grant me the serenity to not choke some mother fucker out! Serenity now! SERENITY NOW!

      • mothy67, says:

        I find the non Klown Serenity prayer very awkward. Does not flow. I grew up on prayers. Setting aside a supreme being repitition is a meditation. Knowing Our Father by heart and repeating is convelescent. So is yoga or the same workout routine. Not a fan of S prayer. I see it as almost guilt affirmative.

        • Somebody says:

          Well you fellas could try the millennial method to calm yourself down, coloring. Haven’t you noticed the explosion of adult coloring books? They are extremely detailed and supposedly if you focus your mind on the coloring it clears your head and calms you down. There is science behind it.

          I was sitting next to a table full of therapists/psychologists not long ago and they were all talking about how well it works with their clients. Two of them work with inmates.

          So drop a couple of bucks on a book and get some colored pencils because the lines are too detailed for crayons…….and let your mind escape, feel the tension leaving your body.

          Bonus for you Klown…….grandpa can give the grandkids his coloring work to hang on their fridge!!

          • elliesmom says:

            I hated coloring books as a kid. All of the emphasis on “staying within the lines”. I see adult coloring books as a stealth effort to get us all re-adjusted to conformity. 😉 Learn to knit. It’s just as stress-reducing. It’s more creative. You can draw your own lines. And when you get done, you have something that will keep you warm.

          • Anthony says:

            True, elliesmon. I learned to knit in order to stop smoking (manual fixation rather than oral). I ended up quitting cigarettes, and had a few great sweaters to boot. If we get another cold snap, I might have to start smoking again……

          • leslie says:

            Thanks for that endorsement, Somebody. Those coloring books provide quite wonderful mindfulness exercises/opportunities. I used to give them to patients/clients who were having difficulty being able to focus away from their thoughts or worries. The people who benefitted the most were people with anxiety.
            In fact, maybe Marco Rubio should try coloring.
            And yes, The science shows clear benefit from mindfulness and staying focused in the moment rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the unknown.

          • mothy67, says:

            I still have craft Tuesdays. The brat and I make something on the second day of the week. We created a CDC worthy biohazard when we went old scholl feebly trying to make a paper mache piggy bank. My intent was just to say there is more than xbox. I had so much fun. We made a huge mess but seeing my brat laugh out of fun instead of cynicism was priceless. Ugliest piggy bank ever made. Certain she will never forget it. Also my monster is now too smart, but thank hey zeus crisco for chalkboard paint. I painted a wall and played school with evil common core. I was the student but I made her teach me. Like watching a flower bloom as she made connections. Common core really is classist. It made no sense to me at first. I could not understand 2nd grade homework. I was lost. I bought eight billion books, okay 7 and got through it. I see were they are going but it is not organic. I made my brat work though it. Mental math is portrayed so confusingly. I took my brat to a dollar store gavexher a 20 and said figure it out. Mental math is shopping on a budget. I dove into Common Core. How many kids give up on math because itvis now so convoluted. Second grade they were limiting kids. So unjust. I have the time and energy how many hard working folks do not. Math is everything. Socially blind. Why would our government make math torture for kids? Again my crud survived she is competing. But other kids are disposed of and hate math. It’s like they are punishing.

          • Constance says:

            Coloring does work on nerves and fear. I hate flying so I used to drink heavily every time I had to get on a plane. Then I had kids and didn’t want to get wasted in front of them as well as could no longer afford to blow money on airplane drinks. My daughter was a coloring fanatic so I brought her stuff along to keep her busy and found when I colored with her my nerves were gone. I also bring knitting which is pretty easy but you can’t just stop at any point.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Before this became a fad, I bought them for my older relatives. Not the fancy adult type. I would look for ones that were fun; not a chore. This worked really well for my mother. As Mom aged, we moved from colored pencils to those large triangular crayons that work better with severe arthritis. She never worried about staying in the lines and would draw little extra bits in the white space.

            Also moved to word search books when crosswords were no longer an option. She loved the ones that had themes that made her think and look up words in her dictionary (e.g. computer terms, physics).

  7. Swannie says:

    When I hit my aturation point, I have to take a time out. Sometimes I don’t even have enough left to even say I am taking some time off. I just fade to black and find something else to do for a while. Enjoy.

  8. elliesmom says:

    We’ll keep a lantern in the window.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    It’s not so nice on the Hillary side of the aisle either. At least I haven’t been called a barn animal…yet 😉


  10. Somebody says:

    It’s coming out now that David Duke explicitly did NOT endorse Trump. Duke himself says he didn’t, he said Trump isn’t a supremacist so no endorsement. The only thing he said positive about Trump was that he brought the topic of immigration to the forefront. He told people to listen to his radio show that he hasn’t endorsed anyone and doesn’t intend to.

    The MSM is fucking lying, they are clutching their pearls over bullshit they fucking made up. This whole thing was a set up from the get go. I wondered when a reporter shouted that out at the Christie endorsement press conference, it was so left field. When that reporter shouted it out though Trump immediately and without hesitation said I disavow. I remember WMCB laughing and saying that’s how you handle that kind of bullshit, nip it in the bud. Trump did that so then they threw this unknown list of groups from the anti-defamation league which he refused to blanketly disavow and boom…….Trump is a racist.

    What I fail to understand is why Trump or his surrogates aren’t punching back with real facts from Trump’s past. Everybody knows about the clubs in Palm Beach, why not highlight that? Show that Trump has a track record of pushing for inclusion and fighting racism. Honestly you can say a lot of things about Donald Trump, he is without a doubt a loud mouth and a lot of things, but a racist he is not. There is nothing in his life that points to him being a racist.

  11. DeniseVB says:

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Some inspiration for myiq, always remember ……. We.Are.Not.Alone.

  13. Dora says:

    Someone on another blog dug up this interview. Remember Bob Grant? I used to call him quite often when his show was on WABC in NYC. He was always nice to me, though I’m not sure why. He could get pretty harsh with his callers on occasion. I always swore that if he treated me badly, I’d never call again. Once his show went nationwide, it was much more difficult to call in. The lines were always busy.

    Bob invited Florida radio host Dick Farrell to expose Marco Rubio’s corruption as Rubio ran for the senate in 2010.

    • lyn says:

      So is Rubio running for the senate this year too?

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Nope. If he doesn’t become POTUS he will be unemployed next January.

        I’m sure there is some fat, juicy lobbyist job waiting for him just in case.

        • Anthony says:

          I already snail mailed an application to showcase from “Stand Up New York”, a local Upper West Side comedy club. And for good measure, the return address belongs to the local Sanders supporter 😀 (along with her knowledge and consent)

          • mothy67, says:

            May I take the baton and email his resume to every comedy club in the galaxy.
            I applaud you. So well played. The ultimate complement why did I not think of that. BRAVO.

        • Somebody says:

          What pull might a one term senator have as a lobbyist? Usually firms hire lobbyist with some amount of gravitas. Marco hasn’t spent enough time in the senate to develop any meaningful relationships. It’s possible he could become some kind of lobbyist in Florida since his ties are much stronger in the sunshine state. Personally I hope he has to get a real job, one where he has to actually show up and actually do something.

          Who knows maybe he does have a future as a comedian or perhaps he’s going to become a talking head over at Fox.

        • DeniseVB says:

          It worked out for Eric Cantor 😉

      • leslie says:

        Good question.

        • Somebody says:

          Hey you guys I already said this, but I’ll say it again. Marco isn’t running for re-election in the senate because he can’t win. We the people of Florida do not take kindly to being lied to. Marco would be hard pressed to win an election for dog catcher in this state. Marco does have some support in south Florida, which is the blue part of the state. The rest of us are some kind of pissed over his amnesty and H1B bullshit #stillbitterinFL

    • lyn says:

      I’ve been adding this to a lot of tweets and replies. Thank you, Dora!

    • lyn says:

      Some lady tweeted that Bob Grant is racist. LOL.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    If you’re on twitter, support Trump and love watching a fellow supporter chew through the haters, follow her:

  15. DeniseVB says:


  16. Dora says:

    Shouldn’t be a surprise. DJT is a New Yorker. Hillary came in carrying her carpet bag.

    Hillary could lose to Trump in Democratic New York


  17. mothy67, says:

    So proud. My kid called from a sleepover to come home. I did not push it. Well one mother is screaming lawsuit this am. Ten year olds ,porn girl being coerced into a kiss with anotger girl.
    I knew something was up with icky because she gravitates toward me when something bothers her. We can be watching TV and she will place her hand in mine. I can’t interfere in her life but I can let her always know I will be there. I an so terrified of everything. God dates. I simply want her to know I am always going to be there. Last night she made a good decision. One mother is losing her mind. Herckid watched porn and madecout with a girl. My kid got out of there.
    I am pretty conservative but i trust my baby i have no parental controls on her digital life. I tell her I trust her. That’s all it takes. The girl that had the porn her father attempted suicide her mom whines about money but spent 2,000 on a tatoo. I am protective. My brat is my job. I allowed her in my heart so now I am responsible.
    No oh poor me kids are expensive. Kids suck. The endlessly drain you. Emotionally, financially. Kids suck i love my baby girl and would not trade one day of suckdom. Brat has absurd clothes. I need socks. Go into a store to buy socks come out with no socks and clothes for het.
    I do love her so much and am overwhelmed when she makes good decisions.
    All I want is for her to make good decusions and to let me stand by her.

  18. Dora says:

  19. Dora says:

    Super Trumpday! I love it! 🙂

    Is Super Tuesday going to be Super Trumpday?

    Donald Trump’s angry army is poised to march across 11 states Tuesday with enough firepower to anoint him the inevitable Republican nominee by day’s end, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are just aiming to survive the onslaught.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article63015602.html#storylink=cpy

  20. mothy67, says:

    Honest question to the guys here would any of you like to your daughters, nieces, grand kids be like Hillary. I think I’d be an abject failure if my charge esteemed to that thing.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Don’t turn your back on the Twitter today, in the past hour……

  22. lyn says:

    “If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination, he’ll have undermined a lot of assumptions we once held about the GOP. He’ll have become the nominee despite neither being reliably conservative nor being very electable, supposedly the two things Republicans care most about. He’ll have done it with very little support from ‘party elites’ (although with some recent exceptions like Chris Christie). He’ll have attacked the Republican Party’s three previous candidates — Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush — without many consequences. If a Trump nomination happens, it will imply that the Republican Party has been weakened and is perhaps even on the brink of failure, unable to coordinate on a plan to stop Trump despite the existential threat he poses to it.”


  23. cynic says:

    Scarborough went after Trump today. This is Joe’s pattern. Build up a candidate on your show, then tear them down.

    A day after Benghazi, this is what Joe was saying:
    Moderate Republican Joe Scarbourough, who is the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” just eviscerated Mitt Romney in the tradition of Ted Kennedy. Scarborough literally kicks Romney’s ass all over the place. I can’t even bring myself to comment. Scarborough’s obliteration of Romney is just stunning and on-point at the same time:
    Joe Scarborough: Voters who like moderates can’t trust him. Conservatives who are desperate for victory don’t believe him. And the election Republicans should be winning seems to be slipping further from their grasp.

    Read more: http://hinterlandgazette.com/2012/09/morning-joe-cohost-joe-scarborough-eviscerates-mitt-romney-moderates-trust-him.html#ixzz41ZoJM7O6

  24. lyn says:

    Yep. I think it’s best to stay away from Twitter today, tomorrow and maybe Wednesday.

  25. WMCB says:

    As predicted, the universal !!OMG KKK!!! temper tantrum by media and GOP smart set bumped Trump up in polls even more.

    People are sick and tired of these transparent guilt-by-association SHUT UP tactics.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Is it too much to start believing that the worm, as they say, has turned? The elitists who cried wolf have shrieked rayciss one time too many?

      • Somebody says:

        Let us hope, but I’m pretty sure even if this dies down now it will rear its head during the general election. If I were on the Trump campaign I’d assign a couple of people to dig up every single racist affiliation of any ilk Hillary Clinton has. Then when asked about David Duke I’d start listing all the names and ask if Hillary will disavow them all. I’d take a similar route with the war on women…..all those middle eastern countries and dictators she’s cozied up with, care to disavow them??

      • WMCB says:

        What will happen to our politics if false unsubstantiated cries of racism become just as untouchable and radioactive, politically, as actual bigotry is?

  26. driguana says:

    Don’t go too far away, ain’t any better over there anyway. But do go south as all those who hate Trump are heading to Canada!

  27. DandyTIger says:

    Gov of SC is talking for Rubio because his voice is gone. She’s bold face lying about Trump. A sight to behold. Talk about flop-sweat desperate.

    • WMCB says:

      I don’t think Americans like actual hateful bigots in the slightest. But I do think they are fed up with guilt-by-association and shut up tactics.

      Painting Trump as a veritable grand dragon bcz he didn’t jump to disavow hard enough (for the 3rd time) the guy he’d already disavowed twice will backfire, bigtime. Watch.

  28. jennifer lyn says:

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt Trump. People have had ‘it’–and ‘it’ is lying, cheating, racist-name calling, bullshit. WE ARE OVER IT. Even Rush L. was anti-Trump today and every word makes me vote for him MORE. BRING IT ON. WE ARE DONE and WE ARE STANDING WITH TRUMP. TRUMP IS MY CHOICE and I will vote for him no matter what anyone says because no one knows my heart more than me. TRUMP is unpolished, politically incorrect, all heart, sometimes right, sometimes, wrong, but he LOVES this country, her people, and believes in old fashioned principles of hard work, pride, doing the right thing. Trump is me, and you, and her, and him. Trump is us on a bad day, a good day, any day. Trump is USA. Trump is US. The Stupundits need to listen and on Tuesday they will be forced to listen. No more fancy words while you are stabbing us in the heart, no more polite discourse while you are selling me to China, no more golfing while soldiers die, NO MORE. I am ready for rough talking get it done speak your mind leadership. TRUMP.

    • Dora says:

      Right on Jennifer! Great rant!

    • Somebody says:

      That is what I’ve been saying for a week or so Jennifer. The media is doing what Trump could never do for himself, they are making people sympathize with him. Americans do not like unfairness generally and they love to root for the underdog and the media is being unfair and turning Trump into the underdog……into Rocky or what have you.

      That is certainly NOT the media intent, they want to dissuade everyone and make Trump out to be a monster. However, its too much the pile on is WAY too much, its coming from every corner and it is having the opposite effect.

      Orrrrrrr you can look at it like Lulu did upthread. We’re all 12-13 years old mentally and we will NOT do what mommy and daddy said. Either way the end result is the same. How the media and the GOPe can see the crowds turning out and the increase in voter participation and not see the handwriting on the wall is beyond me.

  29. WMCB says:

  30. lyn says:

    Regarding Rubio’s new attack on Trump’s willy:

  31. swanspirit says:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB862335923489989500Trump's Palm Beach Club Roils the Old Social Order
    By JACQUELINE BUENO Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal
    Updated April 30, 1997 12:01 a.m. ET
    It’s a warm Saturday night, and the party is getting hot at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach estate that owner Donald Trump recently converted into a private club. As the Beach Boys harmonize on a makeshift stage, hundreds of revelers, many of them decked out in Hawaiian shirts, straw hats and leis, dance in the aisles and gyrate on wooden lawn chairs.

    At the height of the fete, Mr. Trump asks the crowd: “Does this remind you of the…

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    This article is about how Trump broke the barriers for race in Florida… probably because he is a RAYCYST

    • Somebody says:

      Thanks for finding that Swannie, I mentioned up thread about Palm Beach. How anyone can now try and paint Trump as a racist is beyond the pale. This is but on example from many. Trump is without a doubt a blowhard and a loud mouth, but a racist he’s not. He actually has a track record on this one, stupid, stupid to attack him on this issue.

      I think the David Duke thing is going to wind down and tonight or tomorrow the media will be head first into the mafia thing. That is a tougher nut to crack, how can you disprove something like that??? It’s like when did you stop beating your wife kind of thing. If they go after the tax angle that is easy to refute because your taxes don’t list line item mafia pay offs and hits. The media could be mocked if they take that approach, but if they just keep insinuating Trump has mafia ties that will be hard to refute.

      • Swannie says:

        I agree, and I think many people, the millions of people that the political class, and the media, look down their noses on, are more hip to the media bullying, and attempts to make them think what they want, and behave the way they want. I think they are out of patience with these elitists, see through them, and simply are steamrolling over them, to vote for the one candidate that is independent of them

  32. Dora says:

    Interesting conversation between Halperin and Todd.

  33. Dora says:

  34. WMCB says:

    The agent took him down and put him in a chokehold at a Trump rally. Good. You don’t put your hands on ANY candidate’s SS security. Ever.

  35. taw46 says:

    I took a break. Friends came to visit, so we had a glorious week-end in Key West with good food and music. Now back to the ugly reality of politics, lol. Must read and catch up.

    • Somebody says:

      So you wasted away in margaritaville, did you boil some shrimp and blow out a flip flop??? BTW I’m totally not making fun of you I’m a Floridian myself and I have the flip flop tan on my feet to prove it!!!

      I’ll be escaping myself this upcoming weekend. My oldest daughter is coming home for her 30th birthday!!!! I just found out a couple of hours ago and now I have to rush to figure out what I’m going to do. She’s been wanting to go to one of those escape rooms so I suppose we can do that. I have a few other ideas, she doesn’t drink so partying isn’t an option.

      • leslie says:

        How great to spend some time with your daughter. Especially to celebrate a bid deal birthday. (any ten-year b’day is a big deal). You’ll come up with something grand and it won’t matter if you don’t!
        BTW, what is an escape room?

        • Somebody says:

          You go with a group and they lock you in a room. You then have to figure out clues that lead you sort of on a scavenger hunt and eventually the key to get out. Your group has to work together and generally you are competing with another group. If you don’t make it out within an hour they come in and get you……but then you’re a loser. You also are competing to beat previous times. It would only be my two daughters, hubby and me so we may get thrown in with strangers.

          These rooms are all the rage right now, they’re opening up everywhere. There are different themed rooms with different mysteries to be solved.

          I think we also might do go kart racing. Last year one of those new indoor tracks opened up, the kind where the cars go 50 or 60mph. DD used to love go kart racing, but she hasn’t been since she was a teenager…….plus I always win and oh how I love winning especially when I beat hubby, LOL!!! #totallyaggressivegokartdriver

        • taw46 says:

          I was just getting ready to ask the same thing. An escape room?

        • Somebody says:

          DD decided to come home because her best friend’s daughter shares the same birthday. The little one will be turning 4 and as Godmother my daughter is expected to attend……..but if she’s down here in Florida she won’t be able to make it. DD said the last thing she wants to do is spend her 30th with a bunch of kids and worse than that all their mothers who will remind her about her biological clock every 30 seconds.

          She told me she didn’t care what we did as long as it was fun and care free, nothing formal, no planned get together or party kind of thing…….just good old fashioned family fun and some girl time. I thought one of the days she’s here we might go down to St. Augustine and do the tourist stuff, again she hasn’t been since she was about 12. Bonus there are TWO outlet malls on our way home. Add in a nice dinner out, a nice home cooked meal or two, maybe a movie and a pedicure…….hopefully I’ll hit the right chord. I wish we had a babysitter because it would be nice to include my son. The two of them used to be so close, they were a little less than 2 years apart. I’ll try and plan at least a couple of things that can include everyone, even the little ones.

          She’ll be here for 5 days, but has a 6 hour drive to and back on two of those days, so really only 3 full days. I know she’s a little touchy, life isn’t how she envisioned it. She really has never gotten over her engagement ending almost 10 years ago. I keep my mouth shut, but secretly I’m glad it did, he was an ass. She’s thrown herself into grad school and work ever since.

          • leslie says:

            Isn’t it so nice to know that she’d rather spend her b’day with you? I don’t care what the reason, whenever my DD wants to spend time with me I am a happy camper.
            I know that my DD’s life didn’t turn out as she had hoped either. Maybe our DDs share the same jerky guy. If that’s so, they are well out of something that couldn’t have ended well. And, this is what mothers are for, to provide comfort, love and understanding. (And get great face time with our kids.)

  36. jennifer lyn says:

    thanks dora. I truly adore Trump for his faults as much as his assets. He makes me laugh, and cry, and I just really love his brutal honesty and his willingness to put it on the line. I LOVE TRUMP. I also love cruz 🙂

  37. Myiq2xu says:

    I look out the patio window and see a neighborhood tomcat spraying on the stucco exterior wall of my house. (Marking territory is not particularly unusual behavior in un-neutered males. Even Tiggy tries to get in on the action but nothing comes out.)

    I open the patio door and yell “Don’t piss on my house! Go piss on your own house!” The tomcat runs off. I slam the door closed.

    Just then I realize that there is a group of old people on biking & hiking path in the strip park across the creek. They are all stopped and standing there opened mouth looking at me across my back fence. I’m pretty sure they didn’t see the tomcat.

    My reputation continues to grow.

  38. jennifer lyn says:

    I live in TX and it is getting pretty weird here. Soros is backing a black Democrat named Morris Overstreet (pitiful, that is all I can say) to be DA in Houston. WHY? Overstreet of course forgot to mention PAC money (100% Soros money, btw). Very very bad things afoot here.

  39. Anthony says:


  40. Dora says:

  41. Myiq2xu says:

    Ted Cruz is campaigning in Texas today? That’s a bad sign.

    • leslie says:

      Just now, on Chicago news:
      Trump is “slightly” behind in Texas, but is greatly ahead “in the other 10 states”.
      Chicago news radio has its hair on fire like the rest of the nation. I am beginning to be unable to unlock my jaws listening to anything except Mr Rogers reruns.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        If Cruz has to campaign in his home state he’s in deep doo doo.

        • leslie says:

          I don’t disagree. And then again, he might want to assure himself of a win so that he can tout being the ONLY candidate to have beaten Trump — TWICE this silly season.
          Either way, he’s toast.

          • lyn says:

            And Rubio will continue to be the frontrunner by leading from behind. Cruz should have let Rubio be the crazy one, even if the anti-Trump fix is in.

  42. foxyladi14 says:


  43. leslie says:

    This may take me a while to write, but it is pertinent to current events…..
    This is what I heard while driving home from an appointment a few minutes ago:
    Mayor Emanuel says it is unconscionable that Donald Trump hesitated to disavow and distance himself from white supremacists and David Duke’s endorsement. And any party that is willing to be represented by such a person should be shut down.
    ^THIS^ from a man who intentionally hid the video recorded murder of a Chicago citizen by the Chicago Police Department only days before the last mayoral election. And kept this murder hidden by willfully avoiding FOIA requests to see the video for more than a year.
    The hypocrisy here is palpable.
    I spent a few moments screaming at the radio while driving home.
    I know some do not like when people say, “I have no words”.
    But there are no words to express just how angry I am right now.
    I can’t say that I support DJT or that I will vote for him. I can’t say that I won’t. But MSM is making it almost impossible to vote for him when they “report” this $%!& without a question.

    • leslie says:

      see the correction below. It was supposed to nest here, but I’m so pissed right now that I must have missed hitting “reply”

    • Swannie says:

      ^^^This^^^ is the kind of stuff that is making people determined to vote for Donald Trump

    • Shanti says:

      Trust me that I am in the same state of mind. I quit watching Celebrity Apprentice last season due to what I believed some bad judgment on his part. No love lost between us. Now though, as they “Palinize” him more and more, I want nothing more than go vote for him.

  44. leslie says:

    MSM is making it almost impossible for me to NOT vote for him when they report this crap.

    • blowme0bama says:

      That is EXACTLY what I noticed many months ago. I was so put off by his obnoxious schtick, but damn it, the way he had to defend against lies, exaggerations and distortions, you end up siding with the guy.

  45. DandyTIger says:

    Cruz is pushing a buzzed story that the NYT has a secret video of Trump saying he’s never going to do any of the things he promises. But they can’t release it unless Trump gives them permission. Best lie ever. If voters think the NYT is on Trump’s side, or wouldn’t release such a video, then we’re surely doomed. Could Cruz get any sleazier? No, don’t answer that question.

  46. lyn says:

    Another blast from the past:
    “As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors’ toxic assets was the only alternative to the U.S. economy’s systemic collapse. In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not most, people around them also agreed upon the eventual commitment of some 10 trillion nonexistent dollars in ways unprecedented in America. They explained neither the difference between the assets’ nominal and real values, nor precisely why letting the market find the latter would collapse America. The public objected immediately, by margins of three or four to one.
    “When this majority discovered that virtually no one in a position of power in either party or with a national voice would take their objections seriously, that decisions about their money were being made in bipartisan backroom deals with interested parties, and that the laws on these matters were being voted by people who had not read them, the term ‘political class’ came into use.”


  47. Myiq2xu says:

    Oh, goodie! Apparently I don’t get up at night to go pee often enough, so my VA doctor has prescribed Furosemide for fluid “retenstion”.

  48. Somebody says:

    OK so everybody weigh in here. As you all know I’m a long time republican, in a previous life worked on campaigns, always vote in every election. Today I got an “Exploratory Polling Ballot” in the mail regarding my Presidential preference. It is supposedly being sent to grassroots leaders and frequent republican voters. I haven’t been a “grassroots leader” in years, but I do vote.

    It lists the following candidates and boxes

    Strongly Favorable Unclear/No Opinion Unfavorable Strongly
    Favorable Unfavorable
    Jeb Bush
    Ben Carson
    Ted Cruz
    John Kasich
    Marco Rubio
    Donald Trump
    Write In Candidate

    This is from the Florida republicans, but it is to be shared with the RNC. It is time sensitive they want it back within 14 days, postage prepaid……temptation to mail back something else is great.

    I have an issue with them wanting to basically know who I’m voting for. I also wonder why they are doing this, to test the waters for a 3rd party run for someone??? To see how strong the Cruz/Trump support is??

    My initial instinct was trash can. Would any of you mail it back?? I’ll probably end up on some kind of black list because I would give Rubio and Jeb the lowest marks for sure.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      They don’t care what your answer is. They want to verify your name and address for their mailing list.

      • Somebody says:

        Damn and I so wanted wrap a copy of Le Miserables with the survey and then write in big red letters on the survey “Take a guess assholes”. Trash can it is.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Agree. For the past year, Nutroots Nation has sent me a form for their 2016 gathering this summer…..to put together a discussion “panel” to be considered for their schedule. If I believed that, it would have been you, Angie, WMCB, Lulu and Lola on the topic of Get A Life Morons, You’re Doing it Wrong. Since I didn’t think it would fly, I never submitted it. Only in my dreams 😛

  49. leslie says:

    Last week, I got a phone call from the Bernie people. I told them I wouldn’t vote for a Democrat ever again. Today I got a phone call from the Democrats. I hung up.
    It’s too bad they don’t speak to one another. They could save themselves a lot of time and trouble.

  50. Myiq2xu says:

    This is funny:

    cchorniak So I went to the #Trump rally today. I went with an open mind, hoping to hear his ideas on how he would handle the country if he were president. Instead, I listened to him slander other running candidates and the press. In all, I’d say my perception of Trump hasn’t changed. If anything I feel more confident to say #dumptrump In honor of the insane amount of hatred in this mans campaign, here’s a video I got of a reporter being choke slammed by a security guy #makeamericahateagain

    (emphasis added)

  51. mothy67, says:

    How much is a Steinway Grand piano worth? I cannot play chopsticks , but as I suffer from a disorder that compels me to go grocery shopping for old ladies I inherited a classic piano many moons ago. Lady just left me a piano because I took out her trash and said her gallons of Lambrusco empties were mine. I had a studio. Her family kept the piano at their home. Serioudly I had a studio. I used to get drunk with her and go to The Cloisters. I knew she had money but I never thought she dripped money. She got dental implants for all her teeth. Took like 10 visits. I was the person that took her home. None of her kids ever called. She had a beautiful apartment but it was in Washington Heights not 5th Avenue. Cranky old bitch, but she got dressed every day to the nines. She died in her sleep at 80 something. She left me a fucking grand piano. WTF. I never collected it. I think its still mine. I let her son keep it at his place in Suffolk. I have a deed so I don’t think he could legally sell it. It is frigging huge. So my monster is into piano and I am looking at keyboards. The prices are all over the place. I have no idea why this woman left me a piano. Such an odd thing. Never occured to me it had any value. Her kids did not come to her apartment except to take her safe. They left it up to me to clear it out. This was 1997 pre craigs list. I just gave everything away except for an old ice box that she converted into a bar. That I still have. It goes way back to when people actually had ice delivered to the door. I think it is hundreds of billions years old. I have it vacuum sealed along with the milk bottlesthat were made of glass and delivered every day. I was very close to my maternal grandmother. Loved her, but she was a slut and a raging alcholic. She was poor and stunning. Born at the wrong time. She pulled no punches. Polite women hated her. I was born very sick and everyone was afraid of me. Not my grandmother. She was horribly fond of saying fuck it. I would go to her house and she would just talk. She spoke to me like as if no one had ever listened to her. The woman I thought was the strongest person ever would gently cry as she recalled being a kid and delivering ice when her brother fell into the snow had a siezure and died in her arms. I will never get rid of my ice box and I am condemned to hanging out with cantankerous old drunk ladies. So much fun. People dismiss the elderly. 50 years ago was Summer of Love. An 80 year old woman was then 30. They were pre aids and disco. Seriously my demented old lady friends wore gold lame and had perms. I am the one that needs depends. I laugh so hard playing poker with the ben gay coven.

  52. WMCB says:

  53. WMCB says:

  54. WMCB says:

  55. me too. wtf were the Oscars about this year? Hugs.

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