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  1. votermom says:

    Good morning TCH

  2. Dora says:

    I really didn’t intend to watch it, but after taking a peek out of curiosity, I was almost mesmerized. I couldn’t turn it off. I still think they are crazy, but I’m glad they made it safely. 🙂

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    Defying gravity! The Flying Wallendas successfully cross a 25 story-high, 1,300ft-long high-wire between two Times Square skyscrapers in just 36 minutes on live TV – all without a safety net
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7173429/The-Flying-Wallendas-attempt-cross-Times-Square-25-stories-high-1-300ft-long-high-wire.html

    • Anthony says:

      I tried avoiding it too, but saw a clip this morning where they were crossing over each other. i can’t even climb a ladder to change a chandelier bulb without having a nervous breakdown, and found my hands clenched and sweating. Now I hear they want to walk across sn active volcano… 😱

  3. taw46 says:

    Now we are going to need reparations for everyone who paid for their college education.

  4. elliesmom says:

    For anyone who wonders what started all of the hullabaloo at the craft site, Ravelry, these are the patterns that are “white supremacy”. The designer has moved to Etsy. Hopefully, the haters will leave her alone.
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeplorableKnitter?ref=shop_sugg

    • Angie says:

      Thanks for the update.

    • taw46 says:

    • elliesmom says:

      What started this latest brouhaha is her hat that says, “God is Love”. It was a very popular free pattern. I don’t know how long it was up at the site, but when it started trending this month, its being Pride Month, and we all know how loving God is anti-gay bigotry, the Rainbow brigade descended on her, which, of course, drew attention to her screen name and her Trump support items. One of my in real life friends who doesn’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook wants to join to support Ravelry. I asked her if her church preaches “God is Love”? When she said yes, I called her a white supremacist bigot. She can’t join Ravelry today, or I’m guessing tomorrow, either. The site keeps crashing, and they’ve closed registration. If it stays closed until the weekend she’l have lost interest.

    • votermom says:

      oh now I wish I could knit!

    • DeniseVB says:

      And a #WalkAway knit pattern ! How cool is that ! Definitely NOT a white supremacy group. Brandon’s got an online “store”, I bet that would sell well over there. That is, the actual knit hat, bet it could go for $35 minimum.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      That was the one I picked as the pearl that caused the last piece of sanity of those offended 🧶 police to unravel completely. . Along with In God We Trust.

  5. Somebody says:

    Good morning! I hope Klown’s dental work goes smoothly today AND I hope he gets some good drugs to boot 😉

    Today is my middle grandchild’s BD. Offered up a million options, she wants to come here and have a paint party. (During the summer I have Mondays off, although Tues. – Fri. are longer days because son still works a full week) So I get to host a BD party today, totally not prepared……have everything, but fucked off house cleaning Saturday and Sunday…..now I’m in double time aiming at least for the illusion of clean which means don’t open any closets or bedroom doors 😂

    In other news, get this. A guy at the tech facility in NJ has been assigned to come to the facility where my husband spent his 32 year career. He’s coming here on a 2 week assignment, he’s a cyber security expert. Hubby had some dealings with him this past week on some stuff. So the guy finds out hubby and his roommate are actually from this facility.

    The guy asks hubby if it’s “that bad”. Hubby was like huh? Guy says, I was told I’d be OK if I kept my hands in my pocket and stared at the ground, don’t make eye contact. Hubby was like WTF? Then he says I had hoped to bring my family, so we could be together and I thought what a great chance for us to enjoy a Florida beach vacation of sorts with travel paid for. However, I fear it’s not safe for my family if it’s that racist there.

    My husband was so pissed, the guy wouldn’t tell him who told him that crap. He was surprised to find out we have black neighbors 🙄 Lots of black people work at the facility 🙄 Black people co-mingle at the beach, restaurants, stores and nobody gets lynched 🙄

    Good grief, how could anybody believe such a thing? Isn’t that sad, this is an intelligent man, hubby says he’s really sharp, very good at his job. Yet he bought off on this??? He’s actually going to bring his family now, at least he said he was. I hope they have a great time AND they figure out that the south isn’t full of racists 🙄 Just wow 🙄

    • Mothy67 says:

      I won 5 dollars.

    • elliesmom says:

      With a good chunk of my family from Virginia and North Carolina, I spent a lot of summer vacations south of the Mason-Dixon. When my friends in the Boston area would make comments about how racist the south was, I’d just laugh. I told them they should travel down south to see what real integration looks like. Then come back home to Boston to see what segregation looks like. When my husband was transferred to Chicago, his new boss gave us a list of where we should and shouldn’t look for a place to live. When I said Evanston looked nice, he told me there were too many black people moving in there, and I’d regret it. People in the north are still so busy congratulating themselves for winning the Civil War they’ve forgotten to move on. The South has settled its racial differences and left them in the dust.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I walked around a lot by myself when i was in Florence, SC the people could not have been nicer. The only really odd thing I noticed was that people ate in their cars. Guess it’s a way of getting out of the office without going to a restaurant.

        • elliesmom says:

          There’s a strip mall kind of shopping center about 35 minutes away from me. (That’s more than halfway across the state. lol) There a couple of stores I like there, and if it’s not too hot to take her along, I let Ellie come. Because there’s a Chick-Fil-A in the middle of the parking lot, and she loves her Chick-Fil-A. Before they told me I could bring her into the patio part of the restaurant, I’d eat my lunch in the car with her. They told me it’s the law in RI that if the dog doesn’t have to go through the interior of the restaurant to get to it, they’re allowed in open air seating. Another reason to love Chick-Fil-A. They deliberately built a door from their patio to the sidewalk.

        • DeniseVB says:

          When I worked at the vet clinic, I’d pack a lunch (or pick up fast food) and drive up the road to Mt. Trashmore just to get away from the phones and people. On my 12 hour shifts, I needed to be AWAY from people for at least an hour 😀

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Trashmore_Park

      • Somebody says:

        Exactly, the south is very integrated. I was born in 1961, I really have no memory of pre-civil rights act. The court ordered 🚌 and integration happened when I was in elementary school. I only have vague memories of that. The start of the school year people across the street with picket signs, news cameras there. Same scene all over town. That broohaha lasted a couple of days, that’s it. Inside it was just a normal school day and within a week everything was just normal.

        Aside from a couple of my early years, I went to integrated schools. I had friends that were white and black. We were kids, we played at recess, joked in the cafeteria.

        To me or anyone younger than me we really have no concept of segregation, people are people…..some are good people and some are assholes. We have lots of mixed families, mixed neighborhoods, etc. The south truly has moved on. I thought that was the point 🤔 Oh sure, I bet if you search you can still find bigots, but they are a small fraction of society and they come in all colors 🙄

    • Anthony says:

      Years ago, I wrote a paper on the social significance of the front porch in the rural south. I planned on spending 3 months traveling from town to town, hoping to learn how the front porch serves as a communal institution among neighbors and friends. The warnings I got from my NYC neighbors were scary AF. I was prepared to be chopped into little pieces and sown into fields, like Bette Davis did to unsuspecting men in the movie Harvest Home.

      Instead, I met some of the warmest, most authentic people. True, they were suspicious and standoffish at first, but that was based on the paranoid hysteria and offensive ill mannered behavior of northerners who preceded me. Once we got to know each other, we formed bonds that still connect us today

      • Somebody says:

        So when are you coming to visit Anthony? I don’t have a front porch really (well a small one), but I have a nice big back porch that faces nothing but woods and is nice and quiet. You know I’ve had my eye on some cedar raised bed planters for a while now, think I may take up gardening.

        Come on down now you here 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • lyn says:

        My friend saw a photography exhibit titled “The Front Porch” by this photographer.

        https://www.stormsermayphotography.com/exhibitions-1#/the-front-porch/

        • Somebody says:

          Oh hell I’ve got more front porch than that, mine is 8-10 feet wide and probably 6 feet deep with a 14 or 16 foot high ceiling. To me that’s like an outdoor foyer. When I think of a front porch I think more like a veranda.

          My Grandma had a big, deep front porch all the way across the front of her house. A swing at one end, an outdoor sofa, a couple of rocking chairs. It was an outdoor living room, we gathered there often, neighbors would walk over and visit a spell. Now my Aunt Maggie had a huge house with a big veranda that wrapped all the way around the house. There were multiple seating areas…..for the women, for the men folk, for the kids, even a teen area…….or maybe she just divided us that way 😂. She had games in the kids area. A really cool checker table and my favorite, a Chinese checker table with an ornate stone top/board. Memories, hadn’t thought of that in years.

          She’d host huge family get togethers, covered dish (pot luck) dinners, BBQ’s, square dances, all kinds of stuff on her veranda. Even more formal events in the parlor or her gorgeous formal dining room would somehow always end up on the veranda.

          I’m glad my oldest two kids had a chance to experience that before everyone passed on. My oldest daughter dreams of buying a house with a big wrap around veranda. I wouldn’t mind having one either.

        • Anthony says:

          Great pics! The front porch as a communal organization is akin to the small neighborhood tavern in less rural areas. Everyone knows each other, it’s more intimate than a public place but less intimate than your living room. There’s a loose code of conduct, and the ‘rules’ are set by the matriarch. You must never be so presumptuous to just walk up the stairs; rather you nod and say hello from the sidewalk. At some point, you may be invited to join them on the porch. Then the fun begins

      • DandyTIger says:

        Two story front porch here looking over the Blue Ridge Mountains, compete with porch swings. And sweet tea at the ready. Y’all are welcome anytime. We don’t bite. Much.

      • Jadzia says:

        I want to read the paper!

        • Anthony says:

          I’ll email it to you once I find it It was a couple of computers ago, but I’m sure I burned it to something. I loved every minute of the process

  6. Mothy67 says:

  7. Dora says:

    Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

    Minnesota man exposed loophole, but Democrats say he committed fraud

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/democrats-lash-out-at-millionaire-food-stamp-whistleblower/

  8. lyn says:

    Clarice Feldman 16 mins ·SCOTUSblog @SCOTUSblog 5m

    #SCOTUS rules that federal ban on registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment, in challenge brought by designer who wanted to register the trademark for his FUCT clothing brand.

  9. Dora says:

    I wish there was a way to get us out of that filthy, corrupt organization.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    This is so crazy and I enjoyed every minute of it. Too bad Corden is a leftist, he amuses me.

  11. Dora says:

    Cover your ears. The screams will be starting any minute.

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  13. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      When the progs have convinced their side that everyone on the right is a nazi, then it’s their job to immediately get violent when they suspect they’re taking to one of them. Punch a nazi, etc. IOW, the progs are pushing hard for civil war.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m getting so sick of the media saying “our nation is so divided” It’s coming from the left and they still blame Trump ?

  14. taw46 says:

    Maybe we should have let the left take out Kavanaugh.

    • taw46 says:

      I am glad that Trump and the Republicans in the Senate fought for him, what the Dems did was evil. But at the same time I would like to see more originalists on the court (like Thomas and Scalia) to change what the left has been doing for decades. I think Gorsuch will be ok, not too sure about Kavanaugh at this time. We shall see.

    • votermom says:

      he’s a Bush style GOPer

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

  16. Dora says:

    BUSTED: Kamala Photographed With Jussie Two Weeks BEFORE The Hate Hoax

    Democrat senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris was photographed demonstrating with Jussie Smollett and Jussie’s sister two weeks before Smollett staged his hate hoax, in which he falsely accused Trump supporters of trying to lynch him.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/busted-kamala-photographed-with-jussie-two-weeks-before-the-hate-hoax/

    • DandyTIger says:

      I think Kamala is the selected Dem candidate, so this could get interesting. If she was involved in any part of this, watch for anyone that might know that to “commit suicide”.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

    NSFH (Not Safe For Helen)

    LOOK AWAY, HELEN! YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THIS TRAINWRECK!

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      • Somebody says:

        If Trump tapped that, then I’m 21 and look like Linda Darnell. Trump didn’t go anywhere near that batshit crazy, fugly attention whore.

        • DeniseVB says:

          If Trump tapped that, then my sexual fantasy of being assaulted by The Donald under the Trump Tower atrium waterfall is true.

          ” Coming down the escalator, he saw me sitting there, alone, sipping a refreshing cold beverage and my ample bosom heaving, because that’s what ample bosoms seem to do. He ripped at my bodice, really, probably a Yankees shirt I just bought at the Yankees store.”

          Not really, DJT has been a step above the Hugh Hefner era since the 80’s.

        • Jadzia says:

          She used to be a cutie, but that was before she lost her mind.

    • taw46 says:

      Alisyn should have written the book, she obviously knows more about what happened to E. Jean than E. Jean does.

      And could she push any harder for Carroll to file a police report? She’s probably not the only one, I am sure there are scores on the left who are pressuring her to do just that.

      As for her story, so much wrong with it.

  18. taw46 says:

    Shut them down or break them up.

  19. Myiq2xu™ says:

    “Someone” cropped off the date stamps that show the pics are from 2015.

  20. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Anthony, you’re next. Come home to the South. Verandahs and mint juleps await. And the southern gentlemen aren’t bad either.

      • Somebody says:

        No income taxes in Florida, but it’s HOT! Why being close to ocean is important, not because you want to be a beach bum, because of the cooling afternoon sea breeze.

        Although Anthony is a New Yorker born and raised, I’m sure no place compares. There are other big cities, each with their own flavor, but there’s only one NYC.

        • Anthony says:

          I lived in Jamaica, West Indies for about 5 years. Heat doesn’t scare me lol. Humidity? That’s another story. Totally fucks with my hair.

      • Anthony says:

        This is the first time that I’m seriously considering permanently moving out of my home town. I’ve been toying with the idea for about a year now, and always concluded that I’m going to stay put. That’s changing rapidly.

    • SHV says:

      I must say that after Al’s and my recent week stay in Mid-Town NYC, I was impressed that it would be a pretty good place to live if you can tolerate a gazillion people 24/7 (I couldn’t) and if you had the financial resources. It felt safe, was reasonably clean with many fewer homeless than I had expected and easy to get around. The streets and sidewalks were in fair condition.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Even during the Dinkin’s days it was never as bad as the pics I see of L A.

      • taw46 says:

        I was up there many times in the mid 9os. Always thought it would be fun to live there for a few years. But only if you had lots of money to enjoy everything!

      • Anthony says:

        Glad you had a good impression. FTR, midtown is always teeming with people. I live on the Upper West Side; not that many people milling around, children being raised in the neighborhood, two massive beautiful parks to enjoy, lots of good food, lots of small (five story) buildings among the pre-war mid rises. If you ever decide to visit again, come uptown. Its like a whole other world up here 🙂

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  22. taw46 says:

    • Constance says:

      Yeah dumbasses! The government doesn’t have to extort the money from you you can freely give it to them if that is what you want. Step right up!!

  23. taw46 says:

    Such a sweet thread. May he have more days like this with his Dad. Dementia/Alzheimer’s, so sad to watch a loved one go through this. Makes me teary-eyed thinking of what my mother suffered.

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