It’s 4/20 Day Open Thread

This is my bud, Nug.


But first, from USA Today:

20 years later, Columbine survivors still struggle with ‘new normal’

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and survivors are still processing the shocking tragedy that left 13 dead and 21 others wounded at the hands of two teenage gunmen at a high school in suburban Colorado. Former students like Sean Graves, who was 15 when he was shot six times by his two classmates, struggle with the physical and mental wounds they suffered. “I’m in the history books,” Graves said. “I didn’t choose the cards we were dealt. We just have to play them.” The Associated Press notes the community will mark the anniversary with community service projects and a ceremony remembering and honoring the victims. The events in and around the community surrounding Columbine end a three-day slate of somber ceremonies.

I’ve seen a lot of stories about Columbine today. My first reaction is that this is not a national news story. Rehashing tragedies is not news. But then I noticed something – the media isn’t mentioning the names of the killers or showing their pictures. That is a positive step because the idea of becoming (in)famous is part of what motivates these sickos.

Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues

It’s a holy weekend for major religions across the globe. Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Jews, Passover continues and marks the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt. The holidays include traditions that have crossed into the secular world (like the Easter egg), and many businesses will be closed. We’ve tracked which ones will be open Sunday (like Walmart, Whole Foods and Sears). It’s a similar story for restaurants, but these national chains will be open. Staying in? We’ve gathered a list of shows and movies to binge watch.

Why do we call the day Christ was executed “Good Friday?”

‘High’ priority deals for 4/20

Saturday is 4/20, aka Weed Day or Pot Day, and that means specials for cannabis fans across the country, regardless of whether they can legally buy pot in their state or not. This year, more major restaurant chains are getting in the holiday mood, including Pizza Hut and Boston Market. Carl’s Jr. says it is testing a CBD burger at one Denver location, only on Saturday. Also, thanks to a partnership between a cannabis dispensary and Ben & Jerry’s, some lucky California residents will be able to get a free pint Half Baked ice cream. Check out our full list of deals that will help you save some green this weekend.

I hit the nearest dispensary (in Modesto) on Thursday to stock up with cannabis edibles, aka my “Mom medicine.” It’s great for relieving stress caused by elderly parents.

I have yardwork to do. So what’s up with y’all this weekend?

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121 Responses to It’s 4/20 Day Open Thread

  1. taw46 says:

    They seem nice.

  2. taw46 says:

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  4. 49erDweet says:

    It’s called Good Friday today because long ago Germans called it “Karfreitag” and English only speakers misunderstood. Once the mistake was discovered it seemed still appropriate because of the three good things Jesus accomplished by dying on a cross, so it wasn’t changed.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, there’s such a fine line between parody and the truly TDS insane. This parody, I think…..

  6. elliesmom says:

    Has anyone seen any of these on your travels? They’re 12 identical statues called “Madonna of the Trails”? They’re along the National Old Trails Road from Maryland to California to honor the pioneer women. I did a lot of driving across the country when I was a lot younger, and there were so many things I could have looked for, but I didn’t know they were there.

    • Constance says:

      Cool. I’d like to see them.

    • SHV says:

      I grew up in Bethesda, MD. There was/is(?) a Madonna of the Trails on the front lawn of the old post office. Since the “Madonnas” were a project of the DAR, the “People’s Republic” of Montgomery County may have demolished it.

  7. 49erDweet says:

    Our locally available stuff is a little heavy on TCH, odor and taste, even though it’s not ingested. Cruder, maybe. Mail order stuff seems much more refined, less objectionable – unless you enjoy eating lawn – and much higher in CBD. Cheaper, too.
    The salve on her feet works well for my Honey.

    • lateblum says:

      I still think of your honey often. How is she? Have any of her back issues been resolved?

      • 49erDweet says:

        Bless you. She’s currently undergoing cataract work on both sides, so frustrated a bit and a little fuzzy sighted right now. No, her back will permanently have those 4 rods installed over 2 yrs ago, and she calls them her “re-bar” rods. Says she feels every re-bar bump. Lots of neuropathy in lower limbs and feet. Totally frustrated that she can’t keep up with the much older me. Our 9 yr old gd spends several hour’s a day with us and just blossoms under her care. They craft for hours every day.

        • lateblum says:

          Oh, id say,”too bad” but I don’t know if it is. Only she knows that. And, of course, you. Yeah, that neuropathy is no fun. What are they doing for the cataracts? Will those be resolved?
          Gd and sweetie are probably both blossoming. It sounds as though they are good for one another.

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  8. Dora says:

    New York City embraces pillar of AOC’s Green New Deal, passing building emissions bill

    The New York City Council passes legislation setting new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

    The measure aligns with one of the central pillars of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

    The bill aims to slash planet-warming pollution from city buildings by 40% over the next decade.

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  10. Shez ZK says:

    My MJ med card expires in 2 weeks but I’m not going to bother to renew it since Michigan re-legalized it fully in the last election. Yay, I can have 12 more plants now and way more dry bud weight allowed. We still have a few dispensaries open, but they shut down tons of them that couldn’t meet the deadline last summer for the new huge permit fees and huge licensing fees as they retool them for general public use. MJ card holders won’t have to pay the state taxes on purchases but the general public will. They said it would take about a year, so by this fall.

    I used them for clones & seeds and to taste different strains and tried a few medibles. Most of the medibles are candy based and I’m not fond of candy. I’d rather make my own honey butter and what I call Stoned Ground Honey Mustard. And I bought an ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid. Local grow store supply guy says he adds some of his dry keef to his BBQ and meat rubs. One of the best things I splurged on for my grow supplies is a small ‘Trim Bin’ for 50 bucks. The top tray has the microscreen built in, keef falls like sugar into the bottom tray and has a small feather brush to sweep it up with. No more green material in brownies either, oh yum!

  11. swanspirit says:
    April Ryan is out of control. She thinks it’s perfectly ok, to suggest Sarah Sanders head to be looped off, and that of course, she should have no blowback from saying such a vile thing.

    April Ryan flipped out over Sarah Sanders’ statement (via NewsBusters):

    “Not only does she not have credibility, she lied. She out and out lied,” she declared as emotion welled up in her voice. “And the people, the American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the President’s mouthpiece-spokesperson from the people’s house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired, end of story.”

    Things got very dark as Ryan rhetorically suggested that since there was “a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off.” She added: “It’s fire me Thursday or fire me Good Friday. She needs to go.”

    April, honey, by those standards, every “journolist” , commentator, pundit, and all talking heads on CNN, and MSNBC, should have been fired, staring with you.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Stossel’s so good at this……

  13. Mothy67 says:

    There is a storm a brew. My family is in Florida so it is me and the mutt. She is such a mess. Like on my lap shaking. She is so frightened. She was, as a pup, taken by the police. They call it something like surrender. Abused pet handed over for her good and no charges. Shelter said she was left outside as a wee pup. Kid picked her out of all the dogs.They kept her in a cage away from all the others because she cannot behave. Never will. I walk her 3x a day for 30 minutes. Each time she acts like a kid going to Disneyworld for the first time. Everytime she loses her mind. Runs around crazed when i sit on the sofa where I always put my walking shoes on. She knows it means w-a-l-k. Sometimes she will just bring me a shoe and just look at me. I had to pay one hundred billion dollars to have my sidewalk redone (okay two thousand) went into a bar across from city hall. Half full. Everyone knew me as the man with the dog. She is not normal. It took a lot of work to get her on this side of sanity. Favorite memory ever was my mom chasing her up and down the street with her bra dangling from her mouth. She has a routine. Every night she goes to sleep with the kid. Around 4 am she scratches kids door very lightly. She does not bark just quietly lets me know it’s time and then she goes to sleep on the stair landing. Guarding. She barks all the time, but not at night. Needy fuck during the day but wow protector while we sleep.
    How does anyone not love dogs.

    • elliesmom says:

      Ellie is pretty calm during bad weather, but I think it’s because she climbs into the shower. Our old house had a big walk-in shower that was separate from the tub. From the time she was a puppy she liked to sleep in there so I didn’t really notice she was going in there during storms. When we moved, the shower was in the tub, and it had a shower curtain. When lightning hits the lake, it’s spectacular, and Ellie would freak, but I didn’t make the connection until we pulled the tub out and built a walk-in shower with glass doors again. The grout on the tile was barely dry when we had a thunderstorm, and she just went in there and slept through it. No freaking out. So I just make sure I leave the shower door open. The best thing I’ve ever chased Ellie down the street over was a baby bunny she found outside and was carrying around in her mouth. The bunny was fine. I don’t know why I bothered trying to rescue it.

      • Mothy67 says:

        They are amazing creatures. Bell plays with my bunny all the time. The first thing she does every morning is go to her. They chase each other. I live blocks from the city but we get a lot of deer. My yard is fenced and i have a doggie door but somehow I get trapped deer. Yard is small so i don’t think they can get out after they get in. She plays with deer.
        She is nucking futs, but I gave up everything for the kid. She will soon be 13. I believe in her and am tremendously proud but I have become extraneous to a degree. Would not change a thing. What am i going to do with my life now. Financially I am not crippled but going back to work at 52 after 12 years is scary. I need my dog right now.

  14. Venus E. Lee says:

    I ❤ him

  15. Mothy67 says:

    I have serious concerns about pot with kids. My nephew, brat’s dad, wakes and bakes. Has for decades. He is now post 30 and a father. He has not progressed as a human being. Still a teen. He is never not high. We had to spend well over 100 thousand to protect the crud. He lives in squaler. Works off the books. Has nothing. He gets arrested all the time. He has no future plans based in reality. No savings. No credit. He lives in a haze. Perhaps he is self medicating. He is a man not a boy. The singular most important issue in his life is legalized marajuana. Not his daughter.
    I have no issue with getting high. It is not my thing, but i think normalizing it is going to have consequences that i doubt we are prepared for.

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  18. Mothy67 says:

    My neighbor’s kid is outside without a hajib????? She is at least 14.

    • lateblum says:

      Is it safe for her to do this?

      • Mothy67 says:

        I have no idea. They have been there about a year. She wears a hajib to school. I have never seen the mother. Lots of crackers play in their yard. The boy behind them is always there. He is a special kid. Well behaved but he walks back and forth talking to himself and beating trees with sticks. Hours. She plays with him. He loves my dog. She has 4 younger brothers and she is always taking care of them. Have never seen her with a child her age. She is same as my brat but one grade behind. Pup is a September baby. Mariam is from Basra she stays here all the time she says they stay to themselves.
        Ugh Mariam told me if she ever went back to Iraq they would kill her mom and marry her off. Too much for a child.

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Watching Jessie Watters. He is a happy person. Contrast to rachel madcow. She is a fundamentally unhappy person. God why would anyone watch her? Its like wallowing in mud. It goes beyond being upset with an election. She is like reading Jane Eyre with a criminal violent hangover. How can you be more miserable.

    • lateblum says:

      You described Maddow to a tee. When i first saw her, she was arrogant and self-assured. But now, she is truly miserable.

    • Shez ZK says:

      Jessie Watters’ eyes are always smiling. They sparkle with smiles. By far his eyes are his best feature because they seem to be twinkling with joy of being in the moment. Madcow is a forced, feigned sardonic, FUBAR fruitcake smothered in fraud sauce with a long stemmed sneer on top. And if they think they’re miserable now… hoo boy! POTUS is on the cusp of giving them some authentic REAL shit to moan and wail over.
      Saw a funny comment on YouTube about the Media along the lines of: “They’ll still be picking crow feathers out of their teeth.”

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

  21. Venus E. Lee says:

    Rats jumping?

  22. Venus E. Lee says:

    I can’t watch this enough

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      He was asking for $1 the other day.

      • Mothy67 says:

        There is, for me, something very disconcerting about his physical appearance. He looks like if he were food he was left in the oven a little too long. Overdone. His mouth doesn’t match the rest of his face. I know I am shallow. Never understood why killary didn’t do something about her yellow teeth. I see half birthed popcorn kernels every time she smiles. Easy fix you can even do clip ons now.

  24. Island Girl says:

    I haven’t smelled one of those luscious buds in a very long time however it is our 4/20 anniversary of driving through Santa Cruz a few years ago to party on the wharf and visit family.
    I absolutely LOVE the picture of the Trumps posted here. Winning!

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  27. Dora says:

    Happy Easter Everybody.

    Another survival story from Notre Dame and this one is amazing!


    Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame’s bees survive cathedral blaze

    PARIS – Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame’s smallest official residents – some 180,000 bees – somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral’s ancient wooden roof.

    Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life, protecting their queen.

  28. Dora says:

    It sounds like he is nearing the end.

    • Anthony says:

      Bet they’re going to work for Biden

      • Anthony says:

        I was wrong – back to Bernie?

        Bond, a longtime progressive activist and organizer known for her work on O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate bid against Republican Ted Cruz, left the campaign along with her deputy Zack Malitz. Malitz worked closely with Bond on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ first presidential campaign in 2016.

    • lateblum says:

      Whats he gonna do with all the money he raised? Can he donate to charity – like the ones he donates to during the rest of the year ? Friends and fam? We know he sacrifices himself for the country.

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  30. DeniseVB says:

    Happy Easter Morning to all ! A local church held a Sunrise Service on our neighborhood beach across the lake from me and watched part of it through binoculars, so that qualifies me for attending, right? 😛

    Here’s a fresh cup of Victor David Hanson to go with your chocolate bunnies. The fact that it’s promoted by Charles Glasser is a bonus.

    • taw46 says:

      Every time I hear VDH, I wish I could force my family and their friends to sit and listen to him. It might not work, but if anyone could make them reconsider some of their beliefs, it would be him.

  31. taw46 says:

    This is a good article by Mark Penn.

    “The walls were not coming down. They were not closing in. There was, at the end of the day, no evidence whatsoever of any collusion – and there was nothing but a president frustrated at being wrongly accused and wrongly investigated over a very effective hoax.”

  32. lateblum says:

    Happy Easter to all!

    Got to get cooking…

  33. Anthony says:


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