Overnight Open Thread

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  1. AFVet says:

    • votermom says:

      I thought taxes are patriotic and good and shit.

    • taw46 says:

      Yeah, let’s give them a tax break, as opposed to say, figuring out why people are leaving the profession, why no one wants to be a teacher there.

      • K-6 teachers don’t need a 4 year degree. They just need an AA and to pass a test to show they know the basics. They will teach out of textbooks anyway.

        • elliesmom says:

          The reason why homeschooling works for parents who have no credentials is “teacher school” in the early grades is all about how to figure out what teaching tools match which learning styles and how match them to different kids. Parents only have to figure out how to teach a child they already know very well. Elementary school math isn’t rocket science (even Common Core), and neither is reading. All of the rest parents can learn right along with their kids if they don’t know it already. Some of teaching is a “science”, but a lot of it is “art”. Someone with a natural ability to do it gets very frustrated in “teacher school”. It’s kind of like being forced to “show your work” in a math problem when you intuitively know the answer. A lot of people could be excellent teachers right out of high school, while others can’t do it with a PhD.

          • lateblum says:

            ^This^ is so very, very true. From my own teaching experience, there were many times I was learning right along with the students. And, because I was having fun learning, so were my students. And because they were having a good time, they learned more quickly and retained it more easily. As you said, there is only some science; there is a whole lot more art involved in being a real teacher

      • John Denney says:

        Friend of mine wanted to be a high school math teacher, got her degree and a job in Long Beach, then quit because she was physically threatened by the students. Now she works at at a hamburger fast food place.

      • Lulu says:

        I think a lot schools need criminal justice majors. Think parole officers and prison guards types. One of the “alternative” school teachers here has a “corrections” background. She gets “awards” every year. She “teaches” with them facing a wall. And she sounds like a southern version of Fran Drescher.

        • elliesmom says:

          The first principal at the city high school where I taught believed high school should be optional for everyone. Eighth grade level reading and math is sufficient for most folks. But he also thought there should be incentives for staying in school longer. Like completion of the 10th grade to qualify for a driver’s license. A diploma to be able to vote. He had a whole list worked out. While attending high school would be optional, schools would also be able to terminate your enrollment if you were a danger or didn’t show up or refused to do the work. When teachers would say the kids would just drop out and become drug dealers, he agreed, but said at least we wouldn’t be wasting money educating them and having them hinder other kids. It would just be a head start on something they were going to do anyway. He ran a tight ship and his graduation rate was high. When he retired, the new principal was too nice.

  2. taw46 says:

    Guess I am xenophobic, racist, misogynist, Islamaphobic. Because Rep. Steve King makes perfect sense to me. And I like that he doesn’t back down. And that he called Ryan an open-borders guy.

    • CiscoKid says:

      I thought I was the only one.
      I’m in good company then.

    • It’s not just you. Yesterday during all the hype bout his “babies”comment he doubled down and said he meant exactly what he said, and clarified that he would like a homogeneous country. Left-Twitter screamed “fascist white supremacist racist!!!!” I put Woody Guthrie’s “She came Along To Me” on. As sung by Billy Bragg & Wilco, of course.

    • 1539days says:

      Back in 2001, Pat Buchanan wrote “The Death of the West” which was about the lack of population increase in Western societies compared to population increases in the Middle East. 15 years later, not only is Europe encouraging immigration, they are importing refugees from countries with high birth rates and different values.

      One of the myths that keeps spreading is that within 1-2 generations, immigrants become American. This is unprovable for decades. If it’s not true because the people coming in are specifically taught to hate America, we’re drastically changing American culture.

    • John Denney says:

      Depends on the definition of “others” and “culture”.

      In my opinion, “others” are those who do NOT hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these Rights are LIfe, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness . . .

      Among “us”, I enjoy cultural differences in art, architecture, food, drink, dance, appearance, and clothing styles.

  3. DandyTIger says:

    Jesus, the progs are literally insane.

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  6. Dora says:

    You meet the strangest people in New York. Except for me, of course. 🙂


    Do Apes Deserve ‘Personhood’ Rights? Lawyer Heads to N.Y. Supreme Court to Make Case


  7. Dora says:

    It’s morbid, but that ain’t music IMO.

  8. taw46 says:

    Who has snow today?

    • mothy67 says:

      Nothing here and local news went on and on. A few schools had delays by 5 pm.

    • Dora says:

      It’s coming down like crazy here on Long Island. We’re expected to get from 18 to 20 inches.

      Everything is closed.

      Gov. Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for the entire state.

      The shovels are standing by the front door. Hubby and I will be going outside soon to put them to use.

      So much fun. Kidding.

    • elliesmom says:

      Before I went to bed last night around 11:00 pm, the forecast for us was 24″ of snow and high temps today in the mid 20’s. It started snowing around 3 am, but it wasn’t anything like a blizzard. It’s about 7:30 am, and the snow has stopped for now. The new forecast for here is snow and rain mixing throughout the day. High temps around 37 and a snow accumulation around 8″. It’s not unusual for the meteorologists to get snow amounts wrong for where I live. We have ocean both to the east and south of us, and that plays havoc with how a storm behaves over land. But if the new forecast is right, they got this one really wrong. We’ll see.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Just saw this…..looks like they’re backing off the original forecast ?

        • elliesmom says:

          It’s still calm here, and the temp is rising. If it hits 33 or 34 before noon, and it rains more than it snows, we won’t even have to clear the driveway. It was 19 when I woke up, and it’s 25 now. I was less worried about the snow accumulation than I was about the wind. Trees down means power outages, and we even lose our water. But I don’t think it’s going to be an issue today. Just a usual spring snow fit so far.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Gorgeous here. Wildflowers and lettuce popping out all over. Top down day.

    • swanspirit says:

      We had rain all night, but it’s clear , overcast, and windy here.

    • 1539days says:

      Been snowing all morning. I decided not to die trying to go into work today. This winter has had some of the worst driving conditions I’ve seen. Probably 18″ by tomorrow night.

    • lateblum says:

      It’s noon here – just north of. Chicago. We’ve had about 4-5 inches, not the 10 predicted. It stopped before I left home to take gbaby to school around 7:45. It was actually snowing hard at 7:15 while I was cleaning off the car. It is cold, though – 24 degs. The sky is wintry, and it looks as though snow could return. Further north, in Waukegan, the snow was heavier ~ 18 inches.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      We had snow off and on but mostly heavy sleet, freezing rain and ice pellets (I call it hail). Its only maybe four inches deep but solid as a rock and slippery You could sort of clear the cars but it is not shovel friendly. We ended up leaving the piles that got plowed behind the cars in the parking lot – you could not keep you balance and try to hack at that ice at the same time.

      • mothy67 says:

        Doesn’t everyone call it hail? Is that regional?

        • DeniseVB says:

          Sleet is frozen rain, like tiny ice shards. Hail in southeast Va are tiny golf balls, we get those mostly during summer thunderstorms. Weird 😉

          • mothy67 says:

            Thanks. Same here.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            The weather geeks were calling them pellets not sleet — so I looked it up and it is sleet that forms in the shape of pea rather than the typical shards of ice. Evidently a result of a much colder air near ground level so the sleet will form into small balls as they melting snow drops freeze faster. The pellets looked, sounded and acted like small hail. Just smaller. The cats were fascinated as those little bits of ice were bouncing and rolling about the deck. We also had some thunder snow.

            I do feel sorry for the kids. Finally get a snow day this winter but it brought crappy precipitation for snowmen, sledding or building forts.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Sleet at the beach will tear your skin off, nasty little pellets in heavy winds. 😉

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Never gets old.

    • 1539days says:

      I never really got the whole “shut up and sing” philosophy. If you don’t care, then it shouldn’t matter. If you do care, then it’s better to know who shouldn’t get your money.

    • John Denney says:

      Americans rightly resent any who presume to have the unquestioned authority to make pronouncements.

      Rather, all are welcome to make cogent observations and arguments.

  10. Dora says:

    This is hard to read (video impossible to watch) but we should know what to be prepared for as these demons move to our neighborhoods in greater and greater numbers.

    Please protect your pets. 😦


    “MUSLIM DOG JIHAD”…Thanks to mass Muslim immigration, coming to a neighborhood near you

    Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral compass are judged by the way it treats its animals.” Then again, he wasn’t a Muslim.


    • taw46 says:

      Nothing else gets through to the lefties, maybe this will. I could not watch those videos, awful.

    • John Denney says:

      Some years ago a group of Hmong settled in Garden Grove, CA, and caused an uproar when they got a German Shepherd puppy from the dog pound and barbecued it.
      Celebrate diversity, right?

      • Dora says:

        Obama ate dogs. He admitted it,

      • Constance says:

        I have a friend who had to move from her house to another city but she couldn’t sell it as her neighbor was a cat nut and had maybe 50 cats. She put it up for rent and a woman from Vietnam and her two sons rented it immediately. My friend was shocked but pleased and she ask periodically through the year if things were going well. These folks loved the house. When they moved out at the end of their lease the house was spotless and the cat problem was gone and my friend sold for a good price.

  11. votermom says:

    We got snow last night, maybe 6 inches, and now we are getting a LOT of sleet. Just ice falling from the sky. This is gonna be a beeyotch to shovel.

  12. Dora says:

    What a mess my state is in!


    Immigration Lawyers Say ‘There’s No Tomorrow’ If City & State Won’t Increase Funding

    Speaking at Foley Square on Monday, attorneys and legal advocates called on city and state officials to increase funding for immigrant legal representation, warning that current services, already overburdened and underfunded, could face a financial crisis in the coming years.


  13. Anthony says:

    Totally LOVE this dog! ❤ ❤ ❤

    • elliesmom says:

      Ellie loves to play with agility equipment. She’ll go up and down the “see-saw”, jump over the barriers, and go in and out the posts, but when she gets to the tunnel, she sits down and refuses to go through it. No amount of coaxing or treats will get her to budge. It frustrated the person teaching the class, but I thought it was pretty funny.

      • votermom says:

        I’ve read that dogs have an instinctive fear of dark tunnels.

        • elliesmom says:

          There are some terrier breeds that will burrow. At our old house Ellie liked to crawl under the deck. But there was something about the tunnel she didn’t like. I took Ellie to puppy kindergarten to socialize her to other dogs. One day the agility equipment was set up, and she took to it, other than the tunnel, so instead of moving her up in obedience training, we took that class.

          An obedience class is more about training the owner than the dog, but the contact with other animals is important. Your new pup will need to learn come, sit, stay, wait, down, and drop it for his own safety. He’ll need to learn how to walk on a leash w/o pulling on you because he’s going to be a big dog who’s stronger than you are. The trainer recommended a prong collar, but I hate them. I use a “Gentle Leader” on Ellie. It’s like a halter on a horse and attaches the leash to her nose. She doesn’t have nearly the strength there as she has in her neck so she can’t pull as hard. She doesn’t need it now, but when I get it out, it’s the signal we’re going for a w-a-l-k. I didn’t teach Ellie to heel because I don’t care if she stops to smell the roses along the way, but I did teach her “left” so she’s always between me and the grass on the side of the road, where the cars aren’t.

          • votermom says:

            there is a doggie center that doies puppy kindergarten classes near us
            I read that it’s important for learning not to bite hard.

          • elliesmom says:

            Poodles are water retrievers who have been bred to have a “soft mouth” so they don’t damage the water fowl when they fetch it. Teaching your puppy not to bite hard will come naturally to him. The first thing to teach him is to come when you call him. First inside the house with no distractions. Eventually, outside when there’s oh so much he’d rather do.

          • foxyladi14 says:

            Awww That is so sweet, em ❤

          • DeniseVB says:

            vm – Puppy Basic School is so much fun, do enroll in a class if you can. Helps socialize the pup to other sights and smells, but it’s more about training you to train your dog. I always had so much fun at those.

      • Anthony says:

        I would’ve been roaring laughing. Gotta ❤ Ellie!

    • swanspirit says:

      That was hilarious! What a puppy!

  14. votermom says:

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    • Jadzia says:

      I love these old pictures with the streetcars.

      • swanspirit says:

        I remember riding on streetcars in Baltimore, when I was a kid. They were fun!

        • Jadzia says:

          We have a brand-new tram system (like 3 years old) and I love it! So do the kids. It’s kind of like the light rail in Portland, Oregon (only less gross), in that there’s basically one axis that it goes down, but because of the layout of the neighborhoods, the coverage is actually really good. And I don’t know how they do it, but the cars are kept in good shape, there’s no loitering or gross behavior… that part of the system actually works really well.

  17. Jadzia says:

    I am beginning to feel like Archie Bunker (not in a good way) as the neighborhood we moved into LESS THAN THREE YEARS AGO changes around us. I keep telling myself (because it’s the truth) that well, this is part of the reason that I decided to rent instead of trying to buy right away in an unfamiliar city.

    • blowme0bama says:

      It’s an invasion. These “leaders” are up to something that is obviously contrary and dangerous to the people they are supposed to be looking out for, and they’re lying to the citizens about it. That there are citizens who see this shit going on around them and think it’s okay or that they deserve it for some reason is mind-boggling.

      • mothy67 says:

        It makes no sense.

      • Jeffhas says:

        It’s called Middle East Oil money, and it’s been flowing freely for decades, right into the pockets of our politicians … did you think the Middle East wouldn’t ask for something in return ?? “just take out tired, poor, and huddled masses”

        It was a plan. A more threatening plan than that of communism… because this is all under the guise of ‘religious freedom’. If the communists had been really smart, they would’ve called communism a religion ( like Scientology) probably would’ve fared better… lesson learned by Islam.

        • mothy67 says:

          When was this plan hatched? Was it was Hillary was talking about in NH. She couldn’t beat email so joined.

        • blowme0bama says:

          They’re doing “boil the frog”. It started with these people coming in as “temporary workers”, then they increased the hell out of them to bring in their families (which include multiple wives and umpteen children). Now they’re just there, breeding more, and they won’t get rid of them. Diversity is a strength only for western countries. These cocksuckers should go yell “but muh diversity” in Yemen and Somalia.

    • 1539days says:

      Unfortunately, you have to move closer to Paris. I hear France keeps the migrants out of there because it would impact tourism.

      • Jadzia says:

        Yeah, that won’t be happening anytime soon. You have to be a gazillionaire to obtain housing for a “famille nombreuse” in any Paris neighborhood where a person would want to live.

      • jenlyntx says:

        They do not. Paris is a hell hole. Went there 2 years ago after not being there for 20. Dirty, Filthy actually, overwhelmed by Nigerian? men selling fake guccis, no police in site, even the church steps were filthy. After we got home read an article in BBC type paper that said France was so broke, especially Paris, the “city of lights” was going to go dark at 10pm. While we where there our hotel concierge told us where not to go because of ‘immigrants’ and there were daily fires, fights and blockades. City is on way down with capital D and this is one of the major tourist sites in world. Very sad especially with all of the museums and history. Last week I read that more millionaires gave up citizenship to France and moved permanently out of the country last year than any other country. But don’t fear Sweden, Germany, Norway will be soon to follow. The Muslim plague is catching…..

  18. foxyladi14 says:

    That was very smart!!! 😀

  19. CiscoKid says:

    Sheldon is bearable as an adult.
    A snotty know it all kid, I don’t think so. Just my opinion.
    But I love the show.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Variety article mentioned Johnny Galecki (“Leonard”) has a tv pilot in the works??? Noooo. But at the same time mentioned TBBT is up for a 2 year renewal. These kids may be able to beat the zillion dollar deal records set by the Friends and Seinfeld casts.

  20. Dora says:

    When I saw this mentioned on another blog, I thought it was a joke. So, I looked it up. Well, I’ll be! It’s actually true that David Rockefeller has had 7 heart transplants. My gosh! The old man just buys himself a new heart when the old one is slowing down. Like some men trade in their wives when they get too old. Unbelievable!


    101 Year Old David Rockefeller Just Received 7th Heart Transplant This Morning

  21. elliesmom says:

    It’s 35 degrees here, and the snow has switched to rain. My neighbor ran his monster snowblower over our driveway once, and it’s just wet now. The street has about 6″ of slush. The plows have been down, and I’m pretty sure they’ll come back to do a cleanup before they quit for the night. The forecast says the rain may turn back to snow before the storm is over, but the end is scheduled for 10 pm, and the temps will still be above freezing. We might be looking at some icy roads in the morning, but I don’t see much more accumulation. Not a fizzle, but not a major storm here in RI.

    • lateblum says:

      I just got back in. There was a whiteout a little bit ago and I had to go back to the grocery story for something I’d forgotten. That meant cleaning off another 2-3″ of snow from the car. Right now it is 26 degs out and the sun is blinding. I looked at the clock to find out it is after 5:00. It looks like it could be noon, it is so sunny. 🌞
      Oh noes….. I just hear one of the Pritzker family has put together an “exploratory” group to look at a bid to run for governor. The Pritzker family is as honest as Jarrett and Obama. And have worked with those crooks forever. Just another Democrat crook in Illinois. 😱

  22. taw46 says:

    • Jeffhas says:

      Oh noes!!! Who’s gonna wake Jake Tapper from the fainting couch when he hears about this ?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Loved Jesse’s show last Saturday, he does hate mail and showed a photo of David Schwimmer (“Ross”) next to him with a barb from a viewer. He does look like Ross 😉

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