When I Feel The Need For Moral Guidance I Always Seek Out Hollywood Celebrities

 

The rest of the thread:

2- …and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims. The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed

3- …as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the “objective negative function.” Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice. It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him…

4- …who bear the blame. For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.

I am going to start marketing bracelets, key fobs, bumper stickers and other personal items with the inscription, “W.W.A.B.D.” Whenever you find yourself in a situation where you are unsure of what the morally right thing to do is, or if you are merely tempted to do the wrong thing, you can look at those letters and ask yourself, “What would Alec Baldwin do?”

When I talk about “Hollywood” I am not talking about the geographical/physical place, which is a large pit in Southern California filled with human waste – a “shit hole” in common parlance. When I say “Hollywood” I am referring to the community of artists and geniuses who, for over 100 years, have personified American values and morally upright behavior. The entertainment-industrial complex that exists only to serve mankind.

Very early in its existence, Hollywood casting directors began screening prospective actors and actresses to determine if they were people of good character. This process, known as the “casting couch” is a big part of the reason that there has never ever been even a teensy weensy whiff of scandal anywhere in the vicinity of Hollywood.

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215 Responses to When I Feel The Need For Moral Guidance I Always Seek Out Hollywood Celebrities

  1. AniEm says:

    What I have learned about Hollywood celebs in recent years:
    That they are a brainwashed cult group
    That they are as woke as the Walking Dead
    That Harvey Weinstein is their god
    That Snow White’s wicked stepmother is their role model
    That they are egalitarian only with respect to raping and molesting men, women, children
    That their starlets are more orgasmic about abortion than about actual sex
    That Streisand champions pedophilia
    That Goldberg champions pedophilia
    That Baldwin champions child abuse
    That Baldwin champions voter abuse
    That Carrey is the Charlie Manson of the art world
    That DeNiro exhibits an odd form of Tourette’s Syndrome specific to the word ‘f*ck’ and its derivatives
    That Behar and Midler are engaged in a shrieking contest
    That they are much more tyrannical than George III and apparently more insane
    That we need a declaration of independence from this treacherous little oligarchy

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good list ! Since Trump started running for President, I’ve noticed it’s the same old hatey Hollywood types bashing him since Day 1. Even before he reached the bottom of that escalator.

      Jim Carrey’s art is that of a sicko mind. Ya’know what they sane about that fine line between comedy and insanity, Jim is insane. 😉

      • swanspirit says:

        Jim Carrey is insane, and it’s progressive, not politically, but clinically. He seems to get worse, over time.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Fine line indeed. And here I am, back on topic 🙂 Most of the Trump Haters in Hollywood are clinically depressed or really had sad childhoods. I’ve read enough of their bios to see many did not have normal childhoods, even the beautiful and gifted Candace Bergen. (one of my favorites so far, helluva writer, both books).

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Twitheads, Good to know. Block and Move On. More in the thread.

    • lateblum says:

      Thanks for that! I thought there was something “funny” about this tweeter who’s been trying to educate me about obama. When I looked him up (and why I didn’t do that to begin with, I do not know)I saw that he was “new” with on,y 30 followers. He fit your desc4iotion perfectly. So I muted him. He can argue with me as much as he wants. But I’ll never know and he’ll never realize no one is listening. I like muting better than blocking don’t ask me why.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Van Jones must be a Russian Agent, amirite? 😀

  4. Mothy67 says:

    The debate must have been a real snoozer. Twitter isn’t even fun this morning.
    I watched Jeopardy GOAT. I wonder if they are considering James as Trebek’s replacement?

    • DeniseVB says:

      That thought crossed my mind, I think Jeopardy fans would be pleased with one of their own 🙂

      I followed the debate on Vodkapundit’s Drunk Blog, he’s usually good at pointing out good/bad responses, but he just gave up waiting for something to chew on. They all played it safe and boring. You can read it here (reverse chronological)

      https://pjmedia.com/blog/liveblogevent/the-final-debate-drunkblog-before-the-voting-begins/

      • Mothy67 says:

        He’s nerdy enough and showed respect to Alex. They were looking at Matt Lauer pre me too. I think any Tv personality would draw comparisons.
        I read drunk blog early this morning and was even bored with that.
        #NeverWarren isn’t even fun.

    • elliesmom says:

      I had Fox and Friends First on this morning. They had a clip they had edited that put Trump at the debate. The Democrats would answer a question from the moderator, and then they inserted a clip from Trump’s rally. It’s very well done. My grocery delivery arrived in the middle, and it caught the eye of the driver. He asked me if I could play it back. Young guy, probably late twenties. When he was leaving, he said, “Don’s going to mop the floor with any one of them.” Then he laughed.

      • Somebody says:

        Well that’s good to hear out of blue RI, but isn’t RI blue thanks to Providence?

        By the by Fox and Friends first from 5-6am? You get grocery delivery at that hour? Our groceries open at 7am and the first delivery slot is usually 7:45 to 8:00 am. I don’t use delivery, but my son does, he prefers that to dragging 3 kids through the store with him.😉

        • elliesmom says:

          I have a 6 am to 9 am slot available, but only on Wednesdays. I’m a regular, and the delivery guy knows if he’s loaded and ready to go, he can show up here early. I saw him sitting out in the truck one morning waiting for 6 am to knock at the door, and I went out and told him he could come in. He comes around 5:30. He often stops and chats a bit, gives Ellie some loving. A really nice guy. Most days delivery times don’t start until 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon. I like to have it done and over with earlier than that.

          Providence does turn RI blue. The Democrats have divided the state into two congressional districts with a big chunk of Providence in each one. We’re probably going to lose a congressional district. It will be interesting to see how things shake out when we only have one congresscritter.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I really have to try home delivery. Probably need to ask my Next Door “neighbors” to recommend a store. So far, the two I use, just have online pre-order and pickup, if I have to drive to the store, I may as well just shop 🙂 So I would probably save money in the long run, no way I’m getting out of that store without adding MORE to my shopping list, which is mostly crap’n’junk if I’m hungry 😉

          • swanspirit says:

            I just started using online order and pick-up, when my back was sprained. Now I love it. My son’s shopping was appreciated, but even with a list, I could tell he hated it, and I prefer doing it myself, so as soon as I could drive, I started.

            I actually spend less money, because I am such a visual impulse shopper, when I walk through the store, I see things we “need”, and throw them in the cart. Online, watching the total add up helps. Also, if I order something, and they don’t have it, they upgrade to the more expensive version, and charge the same as the original item. I got some very fancy butter last week!
            I will probably get back to walking through the store, sometimes, but I love just picking up the groceries.
            I imagine it must be a great time saver, for anyone with a tight schedule. I would have loved to have this available when I was working. But I am loving it now, too!

          • elliesmom says:

            I paid a yearly delivery fee like you do for Prime, and I figured when it ran out this year, I’d go back to grocery shopping. One day I went to the store soon after ED died because I hadn’t been anywhere but to walk Ellie in a week. After I loaded all of the groceries into the cart, then from the cart to the checkout counter, then into the car, and then from the car to the house, and then I realized I had forgotten something, I decided if I need to get out of the house I’ll find something else to do. I love pulling up the list of things I usually buy, checking off what I need, and then adding anything new I want to the list. I do it a couple of days early so I have some time to think about it. The groceries arrive, and they’re delivered right to my kitchen. The yearly fee is $105, which is $2/week. I tip my driver, but it’s optional. I have a friend who makes an entire day out of grocery shopping every week and visits at least 3 different stores. I’m just not that invested in saving a few cents on paper towels. Because I live out in the boonies, there’s only one store that will do this for me, but it’s a good store.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I started using a delivery service for groceries after my last surgery as I am also in a top floor garden style condo – so stairs. I used it weekly when Mom was with me and now about every 3 weeks for heavy items and then sale items (the delivery often has specials not offered in stores). And if I am not feeling well or it has been a horrid week for communing, I can toss in an extra order here and there and gives me the option of fresh meats/produce/whatever delivered to my door. I also have a yearly subscription and I tip. I know how hard it is to lug stuff up three flights – so I appreciate the effort.

      • Angie says:

        The problem for me with the grocery delivery is that I like to pick my own fruits & vegetables, especially tomatoes.
        So, if I have to go to the store anyway for them, might as well do all of it. Lol

        Which is surprising for me –I hate shopping for everything else & use online as much as possible, but I don’t mind grocery shopping because I must pick out my own tomatoes!

        • helenk3 says:

          you would love Jersey tomatoes the best in the country. I still miss them

        • Somebody says:

          You and me both. I like to select my own produce and meat. Eggs, add eggs. I can’t tell you how many cartons of eggs have cracked or broken eggs in them 🙄

          Produce is my main reason though. I know exactly how firm or ripe I want something to be depending on what I’m using it for and when I plan to use it.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Maybe it’s not for you, but I have found that my store goes out of its way to provide the best. Things like cracked eggs or buried fuzzy strawberries they simply give you a credit. There is a lot of competition – discount (aldi’s), higher end (Whole Foods), home delivery kits(fresh direct). The traditional stores have to step up their game. My local is part of a chain, but they are toying with meal planning similar to home delivery meals, but for weekly planning instead of daily meals and significantly cheaper than fresh direct.
            I did a market survey last year where I walked through a virtual grocery store. It was like I was in an aisle. I could pick up a bottle of salad dressing and see everything about it. I could type in mustard and be taken to the mustard section. I could then sort by price. Once they make it more user friendly I can see this helping in food deserts. No person on welfare cannot not get an obama phone. They could make the data for using a store free. When I lived in Manhattan my biggest issue with food was getting it home. A person can only carry so many bags. I was one person. Imagine a family of five. I think they could experiment with grocery stores that do not have actual stores that you go into. Take welfare, debit, or credit only. Maybe offer cash option if you pay at a kiosk. The reason some areas have no stores is because of theft. It is that simple.

          • Angie says:

            YES. Eggs are very important for me to pick too. Lol

        • Mothy67 says:

          I had misgivings about the produce (my Dad was a produce manager), but it has all been great. I usually get my own tomatoes as well because I pick up a few things a few times a week, but I hit the express lane. My local is as big as two city blocks. It takes forever to go up and down each aisle. Dairy is all the way at the far end. I do the big delivery order twice a month. I have found I save quite a bit. Same thing with Sam’s Club – if I order pick-up I can keep it under 100. When I go in God I only knows what I come out with. A yuuuge bag of pistachios is my weak spot. I do Sam’s for the girls. There’s always semi-healthy frozen food. I just click on my usual items and schedule a pick up time.

        • lyn says:

          I’m with you.

    • lateblum says:

      I watched GOAT last night as well. James is a big favorite around here. Mostly because he’s from Naperville (IL). I’d take any one of those three GOAT contestants to replace Trebek. I hope that day is far, far away.
      It’s my understanding that James’s family has been holding Jeopardy watch parties to benefit Pancreatic Cancer research even during his first appearances while he was running up his winnings. There seems to be a genuine affection between Trebek and James. I think it’s sweet.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve been a fan of Jeopardy for decades, I just don’t watch it as much as I’d like. Trebek is really irreplaceable and created some of the best SNL (Ferrell) sketches in their history. I just don’t see some slick Ryan Seacresty-type coming in to replace him. One of the family would please the fans, and I support that 😀

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          And fun episodes on other shows about characters being on/wanting to be on Jeopardy!

          • lateblum says:

            Speaking of . . . A funny thing happened last night. There opening scene of a sitcom was on a local station and the family was just sitting down to watch Golden Girls. They were singing the theme song, “Thank you for Being a Friend” all the way through. I switched to another channel, and Golden Girls was just starting. Of course, the theme song was in exactly the same place as on the first show. I laughed.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    More were outside too 🙂

  6. Mothy67 says:

    When the democrats give Trump a free ad at the final debate

  7. DeniseVB says:

    CNN is #FakeNews 😀

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Good thread and a shout out to the fine Pittsburgh medical system 😀

    • Mothy67 says:

      I have UPMC for Life. It’s very reasonable, but they are a near monopoly and gobbled up all the independent/charity hospitals. Mental health took the biggest hit. They actually bought a hospital and razed it. They are the largest employer in the county, but are tax exempt. It’s not perfect. I have great appreciation for the place, but it has its flaws.

      • DeniseVB says:

        If you read the thread, it’s still better than Canada’s public health system 🙂 They weighed in with …. you’d still be waiting.

        Not many people know that those walk-in urgent care centers do become your primary physician in an after hours emergency. Their referrals get you to the front of the line at an ER. When my dh’s thigh became red and swollen a week after a hip replacement, it was 9pm, of course. Shuttled his butt up to Patient First, doc took one look, wrote an ER referral and off we went. He was diagnosed/admitted/treatment started for a blood clot by 11pm. LOL, we thought it was a bug bite or something.

        Allan shared his tweet in response to the dem debate last night telling us we have a shitty healthcare system and they want to fix it. We really don’t. 😉

        • Mothy67 says:

          I read it and I agree with most.

          • DeniseVB says:

            No health system is perfect, but I think we’re pretty damn close in the USA. 😀 I grew up and married into the military healthcare system. It’s like medicare for all would be. No thanks. We have Tricare now, but pay for supplement insurance. Medicaid dropped Special Greg because he’s not sick enough. 😉

        • elliesmom says:

          I haven’t talked much about Elliesdad’s last days, but it was his home care staff who sent him off to the hospital for the last time. I had a nurse, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, and a home care aide in and out of here on a regular rotation. Whenever they sent him off to the hospital, he was admitted immediately. We were on a Medicare Advantage plan with a very small added premium to cover a few things not in the regular plan, and I didn’t even see a bill for all of the home care or the several hospital transports. All covered, no co-pays. A big chunk of my family lives in Canada. It’s not that they don’t have these things covered. It’s that there’s no one available to come into their homes. My cousin in Nova Scotia says he needs someone to come in once a week to help him bathe his bedridden wife, but there won’t be anyone available until enough people die to move her to the top of the list. Family members are helping out, but he can’t believe all of the help I had given how “crappy” our healthcare system is supposed to be. It doesn’t matter if you get “free healthcare” if there are no available providers.

          • lateblum says:

            I want you to know that you are in my thoughts daily, em. I am grateful to know that you had help and that elliesdad had the attention he needed to ease his passing. ❤️

          • swanspirit says:

            Home care is covered 100% on Medicare. Someone figured out that it would be incredibly cost effective, and improve health outcomes to such a great degree, that it would be so beneficial in every way, that it was covered, to encourage health care providers to furnish it. 100 percent coverage is an incentive for people in the health care business, to provide that care, and know they will be paid, ensuring there are providers. And other insurers are figuring that out, as well.
            I am so glad you and elliesdad had that care, ❤ and the support it provides. The caregivers, you had, are the standard for home care. I loved being part of that team, when I was doing home care. We had input from every team member, on each client, and followed their progress closely. We coordinated visits for the most effective care, and really taught, and involved the families, and made sure they knew they had support, 24/7.
            It’s nice to hear, that the help that was given, was appreciated and effective. ❤
            I think that is one aspect of Medicare, that should be emulated, for all ages in insurance coverage.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Glad things went smoothly for you. That helps keep one huge block of worry off your shoulders.

            One of the reasons I kept the same supplemental for my mom over they years, although there were less expensive options, was that it covered far more and with no copays. I knew what the expenditure was going to be each month – and no surprises at the pharmacy. On the other hand, helping my one brother with his UPMC plan, geez Louise – home care copays alone($100 per visit) were more than the plan itself each month. And he had one of the better plans. The hospital bills were interesting to say the least. I fought them all. It improved once he was on disability (Medicare with UPMC as the supplemental). But that was just for his couple years with pancreatic by the time it was approved.

            Around here people tell anecdotes of having emergencies in Europe and how they did not have to pay a dime. Well – someone is paying. They just did not get a bill themselves. And tourists with emergencies are moved to the front of the line – they never see the system as it works for the cittadino medio Giuseppe, citoyen moyen or gemiddelde Joe.

  9. Mothy67 says:

    More Project Veritas

  10. Dora says:

  11. taw46 says:

    This is one I REALLY want answers to, expose what they were doing and why it was covered up.

    • lateblum says:

      I know! This cover-up is more important to me than most. Why were they there? Who were they actually working for? Wasn’t it Wasserman-Schultz who brought them in? I remember reading about this a while ago and thinking about the “wrongness” of it all. And
      Why the cover up? I hope they get to the bottom of this.

      • Constance says:

        It’s true the whole situation stinks. I think a lot of enemy foreign governments infiltrated our government when the Democrats were in charge. Or were they invited in. The Progressives are clearly trying to dismantle our country from the inside out.

  12. Somebody says:

    OT, my cat experience this morning. I have a yard cat. I don’t feed said cat, but my neighbor does and he’s staked out my yard as his territory.

    This morning when I returned from taking the little one to school and a quick grocery dash, the cat was lounging in my parking space on the driveway. I slowly inch forward, cat doesn’t budge, in fact starts licking himself. I inched forward and honked the horn. I swear that cat rolled his eyes at me. I had to park the car, get out and chase him away and even at that he was real slow to leave my spot.

    After he sauntered off a little distance from me he turned and fussed at me a little. I think he was saying “Sheesh lady, get over yourself. Can’t you see I’m licking my balls here? Park at the end of the driveway already! You could use the exercise, I’m just saying. Oh and btw, now I’m going to spray your tires and flowers, enjoy”.

  13. Dora says:

    Here We Go.

  14. helenk3 says:

    think this fits this post

  15. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/15/meghans-father-could-testify-against-her-lawsuit-against-newspaper/

    more sparkle news. Daddy could testify against her. Lesson do not write nasty letters to your father

  16. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/15/sheffield-uni-recruits-student-stasi-to-report-on-microaggressions/

    this is happening in England, but it could happen here.
    along with the swamp in DC, we need to start cleaning the swamp in our education system

    • helenk3 says:

      • Somebody says:

        I take issue with international rankings or comparisons. They are generally apple to oranges. Students in other countries are steered into a field of study between 6th and 8th grade. All based on their aptitudes. That’s not the case here in the US.

        Hell in some countries we’re compared to by 6th grade if you’re not smart enough you’re sent into the fields or sweat shops.

        Education in the US is by no means perfect, there is without a doubt room for improvement. Moving the thinking into this century for starters. However, if our system is so bad why do international students clamour to get into our universities? The same universities that educate our teachers. Another thing, the supposed superior math skills of some countries, pfft. Sure if you want a human calculator. If you want critical thinking and problem solving better look to the west. Well at least for now, we’re trying our best to squelch that and produce lemmings.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          This.

          A lot of statistics should not be compared internationally. How to lie with statistics. Healthcare is another fraught with total misunderstand on the part of euros and purposeful lying by those pushing a nationalized system.

        • lateblum says:

          I just read a report thi# morning that the children entering our kindergartensare less prepared for school this year than 2 years ago. It went from 49% are ready for school 2yrs ago, to 33% prepared this year. This is terrible. They weren’t comparing apples to oranges, they were comparing apples to apples here. This will, of course, trickle up to influence the competence of those kids for their future unless something happens in the schools and in the homes.
          I wish I had even a tiny suggestion to make. More money hasn’t made even a little difference. So, I think they will more than likely raise taxes again just like the last time and we will continue to see poor preparation and poorer performances.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Is this the article?

            https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/incoming-kindergartners-less-literate-every-year-district-65

            It would be interesting to see across a large area (state, national) as well but this is the way one should compare – assuming the collection methods/definitions/etc remained constant over time.

            Report:
            https://www.district65.net/cms/lib/IL01906289/Centricity/Domain/59/2018_Achievement_Accountability_Report.pdf

          • lateblum says:

            It is. I hope I got the percentages right.
            Good sleuthing. 👍

          • elliesmom says:

            There are only three things a little kid should have to be able to do to be prepared for kindergarten- be able to take himself to the bathroom. feed himself, and stay awake for 4 hours. The last one is usually the hardest. The first few weeks of school are exhausting for kids.

          • lateblum says:

            Some of these kids are at school from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. I know they get a nap time in the p.m., and they still have that long stretch before their caregiver picks them up in the afternoon. I don’t know how these little children manage.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I was confused because I thought they meant that kindergartners were not ready for first grade. It would seem they are looking at kids not being ready for kindergarten so I would expect far less need for some of the categories that are included.

            Never went to kindergarten, nor did most of my classmates. The public school had half day sessions but it was not mandatory and they spent most of it napping so many parents felt they could do better prep on their own.

          • Somebody says:

            EM is correct there are very few things kids need to know before kindergarten. These studies are pushing to expand early childhood education and of course raise taxes. Universal pre-K for 4 year olds…..no, no that’s not enough we need to include 3 year olds which some states have. Next it will be 2 year olds, then one year olds, then I guess infants 🙄

            Are some kids better prepared for school than others? Sure, by that same token some kids are better prepared for life in general because some parents are better than others.

            My. Laurel hit on something. Just a few decades ago kindergarten was private and optional, now every state has kindergarten. I don’t know how many states have pre-K, but a lot of them do and yet it’s still not enough, why is that?

            When we were kids school started in 1st grade. You learned to read and write, etc. Now that takes place in kindergarten, but continues in 1st. Ask yourself why are kids THAT different or is it something else?

            My humble opinion which is based on some experience, knowledge and training, but mostly on years of dealing with overcrowding, classroom size and all that goes with it. I’ve read a number of studies on the topic too. I think instead of funding another year of school and then yet another. Districts would be better off hiring teaching assistants, lots of them. So that students have a lot more personal instruction or small group instruction in those early years.

            We talked the other day about home school and how you can get an entire day’s schooling completed in a very short time one on one. Hiring a lot of TA’s is sort of the same premise. The assistants are directed by the teacher and work with the students in small groups or one on one. At that age they’re learning the alphabet and numbers, not quantum physics there is plenty a TA or even a tutor or volunteer can do. That individualized attention will help make up for any “shortfalls” the child may have entered school with and it will occur in a very short amount of time too.

            There are studies out there where states or districts have implemented programs like that and the results were as good or better than much more expensive options like adding entire new grades or reducing class sizes to ridiculously low numbers. We had a low income grant/study that lowered class size to 12 for the primary grades in select schools. Yet across town, the school my children were in primary class sizes were 31 to 33 😡 Eventually FL set class size limits across the board.

            I could go on, but I’ve probably bored you all enough already. Bottom line Leslie, stop and think who is pushing that narrative and why. What’s their end game?

          • elliesmom says:

            People will get behind tax-payer funded early childhood education sooner than they’ll get behind free daycare. There are lots of reasons why the government wants as many mothers in the workforce as possible. A lot of them have to do with SAHM’s not being part of the government’s tax base. With kids in school, mothers have more financial incentives to get a paying job. The younger the kids are in school the earlier Mom can leave the house and go to work. When I became heavily involved in the online education movement, the biggest barrier to moving into the elementary school grades was who would be taking care of the kids. Public school is a huge day care business.

  17. Somebody says:

    Nadler yielded to Pelosi one minute to be the closer. She’s been stammering, stuttering and droning on for over 10 minutes. Now she’s back to Russia, Russia, Russia. This bitch is complete batshit crazy. Oh and it’s for the children 🙄

  18. lyn says:

  19. Somebody says:

    My middle grandchild pulls off the heads and appendages of her gummy bears and then re-attaches them to different bears. So all her gummy bears end up multi-colored.

    Future artist? Chef? Surgeon? Or serial killer? 🤔🤔

    • lyn says:

      All of the above. LOL.

    • Cisco says:

      Any of the above is better than becoming a Democrat. 🤭

    • Mothy67 says:

      Maddy was born with one eye. A tiny puppy no one wanted. She loved Shay but she ate out one eye of every stuffed animal. She also hated Barbie. I was constantly coming down the stairs and finding an ankle or an arm on the stairs embedded in my foot. She detested dolls. She loved Shayla. Shay would dress her up in gowns. Never a peep, but she chewed out one eye of every stuffed animal. I was alarmed, but she was very protective.

    • elliesmom says:

      Speaking from experience- artist. Sculptor

  20. threewickets says:

    Weinstein is a “teachable moments” rapist. He plays one on TV. Fake. Bill Clinton is a “teachable moments” pedo. Fake. Bill is gay.

  21. Somebody says:

    Arizona representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D) is on leave and seeking treatment for alcoholism after she took a nasty fall. I blame Nancy Pelosi 😜

  22. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Scroll thru the whole (long) thread. It is chock full o’goodness.

  23. Dora says:

  24. Dora says:

    USMC Officer And Cop Warn Virginia Gun Grabbers: ‘Your Mindset Is What Caused Civil War 150 Years Ago’

    By Jon Dougherty

    (TNS) We have been reporting on the increasingly volatile situation in Virginia regarding numerous gun control proposals incoming Democrats have been floating since they won control of all lawmaking institutions in November.

    While it’s not clear yet what specific proposals are going to be offered, one thing is certain: Virginia Democrats are making it clear that any effort to oppose any new laws won’t be tolerated.

    https://rightwingtribune.com/2020/01/14/us-marine-and-law-enforcement-officer/

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I am still wrapping my head around a governor, who waves his medical license and being a pediatrician about as much as possible to show he is smarter than everyone else, for being pro killing babies but wants to confiscate firearms because they might kill the wrong person (e.g. illegal immigrant working as a criminal,; triple SJW points if they themselves have actually shot/run over/maimed/killed someone else).

  25. helenk3 says:

    http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=158800

    Hey 2nd amendment supporters in Virginia, come on over to West BY GOD Virginia.

  26. Dora says:

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  28. Cisco says:

    Was a mass shooting at a US military base planned but stopped by his arrest?
    I think so.
    That was a lot of artillery he tried to smuggle in.
    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/01/15/marine-sentenced-to-3-years-for-trying-to-bring-illegal-firearms-on-air-force-base/

  29. lyn says:

  30. lyn says:

    • Somebody says:

      😂😂😂 I love it 😂😂😂

    • elliesmom says:

      I have a friend who translates documents for a living. Today she was doing Yiddish.

      Today’s Statement from Buckingham Palace: 😄

      Following Monday’s meeting at Sandringham with Her Majesty The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Herschel, (formerly Harry, the Duke of Sussex), Her Majesty would like it it be known:

      The Queen respects Maika’s (formerly Meghan) choice to step back from public life to become a housewife balibusta who scrubs bathtubs. However, the chutzpah way Herschel and she made their mishugah decision public has caused much angst and tzurus.

      It is unlikely that Herschel can schmooze his way out of this. It leaves Her Majesty with no choice but to remove them from the civil list to receive taxpayers’ gelt. Her Majesty advised Herschel that he must not kvetch in the future.

      However, Her Majesty is also keen to reiterate that, notwithstanding their decision to move to “Schmatah Canada” as far as she is concerned, Herschel and Maika remain her ingrate mishpocha. As the media reported, H and M have been told in no uncertain terms that they can kiss Her Majesty’s tuchus.
      😄

    • foxyladi14 says:

      🤣

  31. lyn says:

    Will they put the pen in their vagina?

  32. Dora says:

    West Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to invite persecuted pro Second Amendment Counties to join their state.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/breaking-west-virginia-lawmakers-invite-persecuted-pro-second-amendment-counties-in-virginia-to-join-their-state/

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  39. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Constance says:

      They are splitting the socialist vote and they are both too old to run in 2024 (if they aren’t already too old now). That Democrat convention is going to be something to watch.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I sent this pic to my sister wit5h the caption “Does this remind you of anything?”

      She wrote back, “If you two don’t stop fighting I’m gonna make you hug each other for one minute!”

      That was what our grandma would tell us when we were squabbling. After a couple hug sessions we stopped fighting (in front of grandma)

  40. SHV says:

    We didn’t know what was said,(at the no handshake) but now CNN has located audio picked up by stage microphones. Here’s what was said per the CNN audio:

    “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren can be heard saying.

    “What?” Sanders responded.

    “I think you called me a liar on national TV,” she repeated.

    “You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” Sanders said, to which Warren replied, “Anytime.”

    “You called me a liar,” Sanders continued. “You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/elizabeth-warren-to-bernie-after-debate-i-think-you-called-me-a-liar-on-national-tv/#comments

  41. lyn says:

    • taw46 says:

      They use movies/tv to try and shove social justice down our throats, now it’s books. If you don’t read books x and y, you are a racist, misogynist, Islamophobic, etc, etc. Won’t be long before they “disappear” all books/writers who do not conform. Everyday, so much insanity. Overwhelming, really. How does one fight it all?

      • lateblum says:

        A friend of mine belongs to a book group that has a lengthy list of books read, as well as books to be read. They look at those books in terms of political or social justice values rather than literary value. They would love the memoir of a writer friend of mine who begins with an anecdote about his pride when parents were named to Nixon’s “black list”. That would rank his books high on the book groups “acceptable” rank.

        But other writers who aren’t openly political, or who personally express conservative leanings, won’t find any of their writings on that book list. That’s been going on since my friend joined the book group six years ago.
        They want to be seen as “intellectual”, though.

  42. DandyTIger says:

    Behind the scenes Nancy is having her henchmen collect 101 dalmatian puppies for a new coat.

  43. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Squaw speak with forked tongue.

  44. lyn says:

    • threewickets says:

      The Brussels EU was and is an Anglo-Am CFR project. Brexit is fake. Some more of that famed British irony and hypocrisy. Is this guy aware of that? It doesn’t matter. He’s English. He’s acting. 🙂

  45. Mothy67 says:

    Kindle won’t let me reply upthread so I’ll post this here.
    Da pup got tested before kindergarten. All the kids at her school did. I don’t know if that’s a state standard, but I was very torn. She was either going to be the youngest or the oldest in her class due to a September birthday. We went with the youngest, but there were times when I think waiting a year may have been better. She is very sensitive. Thankfully she loved school. God knows after picking her up (we have a walking district) I had to play school everyday. She is 13. A few kids in her class are 15. They will be driving by summer????
    I don’t know if large districts can handle an interview process for a thousand kids, but I do know we had no adhd kids until much later in elementary school. My grand nephew (pup’s cousin) has been eating pills since K. I find it apalling. Maybe one more year would have prepared him better instead of drugs.
    As I said we have a small district. There were two Catholic schools and two elementary schools for around a 100 kids. Shay’s class had 18/19 from k to 5. The borough also works closely with Duquesne University’s education department. There were two or three student teachers in each class. They had more aides than they knew what to do with. I firmly believe small class size is key to successful early education.
    Considering Mt. Laurel’s case. I believe she grew up near where Flight 93 went down. We have a summer place there. It is very rural and the winters can be harsh. Do you really want 4/5 year olds waiting for a bus in the dark? A 45 minute ride each way for half a day? So the kids might be slightly behind in first grade they will catch up as long as the feds and the state stay out of it. what works in Malibu may not work in Wheeling.

    • Somebody says:

      I wish Florida has a testing option. Instead we have a rigid date, turn 5 on or before September 1st in order to start kindergarten. There is no way around it, because Florida also has a mandatory birthdate for 1st grade, turn 6 on or before September 1st.

      Private school is not an option unless you pay for it through the end of 2nd grade. If you show up as a 3rd grader they then test you and you can “skip” a grade. You can also transfer in from another state, IF you completed the year. So I could have taken my youngest to NJ or one of several other states to take kindergarten this year. Then next year FL should accept that, though they reserve the right to test her for placement.

      I seriously considered that since hubby was in NJ, so we had an address AND they have a virtual school, but he came home. I wanted to sign up for virtual school using his address, had it all planned, but custody was also an issue. We’d have to involve baby mama and it’s probably best to let sleeping dogs lie. She’s not involved in their lives, why seek her out and involve her.

      So my youngest granddaughter is the oldest in her pre-K class, she won’t be eligible for kindergarten until next year. Her birthday is September 4th. She could have gone to kindergarten last year, trust me. I had a similar situation with my youngest child, her birthday is September 9th. I ended up home schooling her for medical reasons. Initially I had every intention of home schooling until 3rd grade, skipping her and getting around the state’s stupid laws. Then came cancer, so those plans went by the wayside.

      I eventually worked the state law to HER advantage, by taking advantage of dual enrollment. They saw me coming a mile away and “lost” the paperwork due to an employee change, the 1st semester she was eligible. So she didn’t finish high school with her AA as I had planned, instead she finished 1 semester short. They tried to go ahead and “graduate” her, because she’s 18, she’s an adult. Oh no, no, no, let’s go back in time and recap how YOU and YOUR arbitrary dates held her back. Nope, but thanks for paying for her college and btw, when will her books be here? Chop, chop, just following the law 😉

      • Mothy67 says:

        It wasn’t so much testing as it was checking if the kids were ready. Registration was about a half a day. In my experience sometimes boys may need an extra year. I guess that’s the purpose of kindergarten to settle them into it. I’d rather keep a kid out than stuff him with pills at age 5 so he’ll sit still. Age is arbitrary. Lots of kids have very dysfunctional homes and are not ready. Their lack of maturity effects the whole class. We have a county school that deals with the most challenging students. Most are able to attend regular school by 6th grade.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Florida offers free pre K for 4 year olds no income requirements. Why are the feds itching to get their hands on this? seems almost all states already have prorams!

      • elliesmom says:

        My daughter has a mid- September birthday. When she started school, we lived in a district with a cut-off of December 1st. She did fine in kindergarten, but then ED was transferred, and we found ourselves in a school district with an August 31st cut-off. I was a young mom, and I thought it would be detrimental to keep her in kindergarten for another year so I pushed, and they let her into first grade. She always did well academically, but being the youngest member of the class was a problem socially. There were a lot of kids in her class more than a year older than she was. At the end of 6th grade it was painfully obvious she wasn’t emotionally ready to move to junior high the next year. Her teacher acknowledged she was academically ready, but she was concerned for her socially. We agreed, but rather than retain her in a grade she had successfully completed, we pulled her out and sent her to the local K-8 parochial school. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The child I sent to high school two years later was happy and self-confident. I’m sorry I didn’t react sooner. My son has a May birthday, and it truly made a big difference. She was always the better student academically, but he was a more successful student.

        • Mothy67 says:

          Da pup was awkward when all the other girls hit puberty before her. Some in her grade two years before her. She was very self conscious. She was built like a skinny boy then boom I am buying every over sized sweat shirt I can get my hands on. She was so worried she was never going to develop breasts. It may seem trite but to a 12 year old girl it was serious. I told her just wait, look at the women in our family. She is a D cup with no body fat. I have aunts that had reductions for medical reasons. On the plus side I feared talking about Aunt Flow. It was nothing because her friends had been there. She has no problem using face time to instruct me on what to buy. My father would never have gone to the counter with playtex. I stand in the middle of the aisle with my phone and I’m like are you sure you want these ones these others (pearl) offer different protection.
          I think the window before puberty then puberty then immediate post puberty was the hardest time on her. She was different. She made it through.

          • elliesmom says:

            Lots of things pop up when you’re younger than most of your classmates. They can drive before you can, and that becomes a big issue. When my daughter started college, I had to put my name on a checking account for her because she wasn’t 18 yet. It was all her money she had earned herself, and it really pissed her off she needed my signature. I understand why a parent would want a bright child to be challenged academically, but I can say after years of teaching, I never saw a kid who was hurt by not being rushed to start school and a lot of kids who never really got over being the youngest in the class. The school system where I taught middle school routinely offers kindergarten 2.0 to 20% of the class, and a lot of parents whose kids have late birthdays jump at it.

        • Somebody says:

          I started school a year early in a special pilot program because I tested out at genius level on an IQ test 🙄 I’m NOT, but maybe at the time I was smarter than the average bear 😂

          We moved a couple of months after school started and I was transferred to a regular public school. My BD is in December so I technically started a year and 3 months early. I did fine, in fact excellent. So well the elementary school thought I should skip 3rd grade. My parents labored over the decision. My grandmother, a 4th grade teacher rode to town on her broomstick and said NO, NO, NO, 3rd grade is critical do not do this. My parents decided against it.

          I actually would have preferred to skip 3rd and 4th grade, I hated both those teachers 😂😂, but that’s a different story.

          I can so relate to your daughter’s experience. My parents also sent me to a private school, actually 5th, 6th and 7th grade. However, 8th grade absolutely sucked. All the girls were developing, but not me 😣 I hated gym class with a passion 😂

          My parents never really handled any of it very well. It was always you’re in X grade, act like it. I was forced to give up barbies before I wanted too, things like that. I survived, but I’m glad my grandmother talked my parents out of skipping me in 3rd grade, despite the horrible teacher I ended up with.

          As an aside, my father went to school mostly in a one room schoolhouse, his mother his teacher until around high school I think. He was skipped and skipped and skipped. To the point he finished college with his BS at 17, a few weeks shy of 18.

          Grandma sure didn’t take issue with skipping my father, but then again he was a handful 😂😂😂 He didn’t go very far away to college (Troy State University) only 30-45 minutes or so, but damn. He had a BS in mathematics, later went to graduate school after a stint in the military.

          He was always so frustrated with us, thought we were droolers 😂 I was THE ONE, the apple that didn’t fall too far from the tree…….and then I turned out to be such a rotten little 🍎

          Actually, from the stories I’ve heard he should have considered me a chip off the old block! 😉😂

          • elliesmom says:

            🙂
            I have a June birthday. Academically, that’s about as perfect as it gets. Kindergarten was private only, and it never occurred to my parents to send me. I spent my time on our farm tending to animals, building dams on the streams beavers could have been proud of, and being largely unsupervised most of the time. Somehow I learned to read before I went to school. I don’t remember ever not knowing. A lot of math was instinctive. My first grade teacher handled my being able to read chapter books just fine. My senior year in high school I went to school there in the morning and to the local state college in the afternoon. It was what I believe is the best way to handle kids who have outgrown high school academically, but are still underage. I was challenged academically, but I was still a kid socially.

            It came up a few times about having me skip a grade, but my mom’s attitude was why rush to adulthood? Why would anyone want to be pushed into the workforce sooner than needed? Because school itself wasn’t much of a challenge, I got to spend a lot of time on my own interests so I wasn’t pushing for it myself. Second grade was the year I hated most. In retrospect there were two things at play. The teacher didn’t want to go the extra mile for a kid who needed different challenges, and she didn’t like having a seven-year-old in her class who was smarter than she was.

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            I hated the 2nd grade. It was the longest three years of my life.

          • elliesmom says:

            I suspect you would have been one of my favorite students. I loved a good challenge. 😉

          • Somebody says:

            I loved 2nd grade, Mrs. Ludeky. She was the sweetest teacher, old as the hills. I was her “assistant”. She gave me different spelling, math, etc. I helped her grade papers for the rest of the class…….and yes, that power totally went to my head a little bit 😜

            I’m not sure why my grandmother advanced my dad the way she did. Technically it was a progress at your own rate type situation, at least in the early going. A one room school house in rural Alabama. Daddy was with her 24/7. He was quite precocious, she kept him busy. Idle hands being the devil’s workshop and all that. When they transitioned to a regular school with different grades, most of the kids in grandma’s school were advanced beyond what their age reflected. There were some that weren’t, they would be special ed kids in today’s parlance.

            Things were different back then, especially in the rural south. They still had a good education and most were quite successful.

  46. Dora says:

    She is already warning (promising) that she will rule like a dictator.

    • Somebody says:

      Scratch a dem and you’re more likely than not to come up with a fascist. All the talk about DJT being a dictator is our projection. Kamala said she’d rule by fiat, Swalwell promised to also, he’d take our guns by force. Bernie’s bros want to put us in gulags, which are so much better than federal prisons don’t ya know 🙄 Of course if we can’t be re-educated to their standards they reserve the right to kill us.

      Look back to Obama and his pen and phone, his drone kill lists that included US citizens. If Trump did a 10th of what Obama did, he’d have already been thrown from office and probably in prison or executed. But it’s A-OK for a dem to be a dictator, say anything and your racist, misogynist, homophobic, or have some type of ism or phobia. At the root of that dynamic is the media.

      Sooner or later another dem will be elected POTUS. Odds are that dem will rule with an iron fist unless some things change not only within the D party, but the R party and the country in general.

  47. Mothy67 says:

    I don’t have the same attitude I once had about preschool. They call it headstart here or at least they did. Almost all of them are run by nonprofits. Shay started at 3. I thought it was wonderful. It went by her parents income. I just checked to see what tuition was. Shockingly, her parents lied about paying as they were well under the pre-k federal poverty guidelines. So they paid nothing. Teachers were retired educators. It was in a former Catholic School.
    I could not praise it enough. I had no idea it was free until two minutes ago. I believe the feds getting involved would screw it up. They have this bare bones website. I am sure a federally run program would build a million dollar one. Check out the pre -k poverty guidelines. Halfway down page.
    http://cotraic.org/headstar.html

    • Mothy67 says:

      Pre K is already free in PA for any family making under 300℅ of the poverty level. Sucks if you are a family of 4 making 90 thousand. I was completely unaware of this.
      https://www.education.pa.gov/Early%20Learning/OCDEL%20Preschool%20Programs/Pages/default.aspx

    • Somebody says:

      Florida has “free” pre-K for all based on availability, which is the kicker. The state pays for it via a voucher program. It’s voluntary, so you can choose not to send your child. Headstart has been around a long time and actually is a federally funded program administered by each state for impoverished children.

      The FL program covers all students, no matter their parents income level. In the cities, generally speaking there are enough slots for students wanting to attend. Here in my district there are not enough slots. Therefore slots are assigned based on risk factors. Initially based on screening my youngest granddaughter didn’t qualify. My son’s income was too high, she tested too high and the way he filled out the paperwork gave no indication that she had any risk factor.

      We applied last spring, filled out all forms, had our screening appointment, etc. A month or so before school was to start he was informed she wasn’t getting a slot, but would go on a waiting list. Two weeks later the director at the school where she registered noticed she had been rejected and that my son wasn’t honest filling out the forms. She made him come by and change the forms to reflect a single parent home, reason abandonment…..boom baby girl gets a slot.

      Director knew this because the middle grandchild attended pre-K there. Middle grandchild was born very premature and had health issues. She had multiple risk factors, never a question she’d get a slot. The state made sure she was at the top of the list over a year before she was even eligible. State was “involved” with things for a time thanks mostly to baby mama, although my son is not completely innocent. You can’t just throw your hands up and say that’s her job, what tests, what issues, what doctors, don’t know, not sure…..I work, that’s my role. Nope two parents buddy. We graduated out of state supervision in under a year thankfully, which is about as short as it gets.

      In any event youngest got a slot because the director remembered us……in a good way. I’m quite generous with helping out 😉

      • Mothy67 says:

        So Florida’s program needs to be tweaked. I still think the voluntary systems set up in states is working better than anything that would ooze out of the department of ed. I remember vividly sitting down with baby girl when they switched to common core. It was third or fourth grade. She was in tears trying to do her homework. I could not understand the work. Had she started with common core and been on that learning track I would have been okay with it. They converted to this math stuff that made no sense to me. Nine times nine to me was nine times times ten minus nine. I was taught to memorize tables. 12 * 12 is 144. The common core math struck me as non organic. I didn’t wait ten minutes before I had a tutor. I was not risking a love of science and math over this educational experiment. She hated going to tutoring. It cost me a dime, but she has never gotten a B. She is not arrogant. Math and science are not her thing. She can excel but she knows its work. She is meeting tomorrow with state reps ( i thought it was this past Monday but it is tomorrow) about coding. I think I put about 1500 on my discover card for her to not hate math. Money well spent. I was the only parent to do it. Everyone else was griping but they did nothing. I gave the tutor place permission to Pup’s records . The school was singing a different song a few days later. I still don’t know if common core is bad with regards to math. It might be great if that is how it math is taught from day one. I had a problem with the feds just throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Several parents have thanked me for standing up to the school. The school was saying this is what it is. I said no it is not. . I am not a martinet. Shay has the latest iPhone. I do not give her 20 dollars an A. I know what she is capable of she earns her phone. She can choose to slack off and get a B. I will then gift her my 2003 Motorola flip phone. She is gonna keep up her grades.

        • Somebody says:

          My oldest granddaughter is struggling a little bit this year. She’s made two “B’s” so far, both in reading. It’s killing me, but my son doesn’t seem to have any curiosity as to why his straight A daughter is suddenly slipping. I have no say or control.

          I think, from what I understand, part of their grade is based on accelerated reader or (AR). AR has been an ongoing issue for us. The schools only have so many books and their tests are only for said books. It’s a round peg, square hole type thing. She reads well above grade level so the choices for her are very limited.

          In primary school (k-2) we were able to get books from the elementary school (3-5) and her teachers had access to those tests. In 2nd grade her teacher let us buy and donate books. Her teacher paid for the tests, we assisted in other ways as we couldn’t directly pay for the tests.

          Emma won the top reading award every year K-2. Last year the teacher allowed another student to check out all 18 books at the highest reading level. So Emma wasn’t the 1st to reach her goal nor did she have the most points. She came in 4th in the school, might as well have been 100th, prizes for top 3.

          Teacher told her she couldn’t win every year, that just wasn’t fair. I really, really wanted to have a chat with the bitch AND with the principal, but my son is a pussy. All he had to was schedule it, I would have handled the rest.

          Anyway my straight A grandchild went from loving school to wanting to be home schooled by spring break 😡 I don’t know if the grade drop this year is a carry over due to her not liking school. Or is it because there are no AR books for her reading level therefore she no longer does AR, but it’s counting against her reading grade based on their grading matrix.

          Short of dragging my son over there at gun point, not sure how I’ll ever know. 🙄

          I found a bunch of reading curriculum when I was cleaning out. I stashed some back and we’ve been working on it. I have short stories with questions for comprehension. I have complete study guides that go chapter by chapter for a variety of classics, questions assignments, tests, etc.

          She chose Charlotte’s Web, probably because it was one of the smallest 😉 I guess she might go after an HG Wells, Steinbeck or an Orwell book next if that’s her criteria😂 Anyway, she’ll finish up CW tomorrow. She’s doing two chapters a day, her choice.

          So far, she’s zipped through the chapters in no time flat. She’s completed all of the assignments and scored perfect. So I’m leaning more toward her being penalized because the school doesn’t have any AR books at her level she hasn’t already read and none at a higher level……combined with a lazy teacher that can’t be bothered to take that into account.

  48. Dora says:

    • lateblum says:

      And here we have the MSM/#FakeNews rallying the DNC/illegals to vote in November. I just wonder how many Dems and illegals they can implant in the Red states to throw the EC and give Biden the win.

  49. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, the Benny Hill theme……

  50. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, another one…..The Imperial March.

  51. DeniseVB says:

    😀

    • SHV says:

      “Well I say wife, we’ve not actually met yet…..”
      *******
      I wouldn’t worry about meeting her….anyone, that stupid, with an unholstered pistol in an “appendix” carry will likely blow their femoral artery away and bleed to death.

  52. Mothy67 says:

    Every state I have looked at offers free pre K . It looks like it is working across the board. Why are the feds itching to take over something the state’s are handling well. So they can waste billions of dollars telling us the ABC’s are raysist? They never use commonsense. Voluntary pre k I think is the operative word. Rhode Island started its program in 2009.

    • elliesmom says:

      As I’ve said before, I live on a lake in RI. In the summer our little beach is a haven for moms with little kids. The ones who live here invite their friends who don’t. Ellie likes to “lifeguard” on the beach, and I’ve come to know most of the moms and all of the little kids. Pre-K is popular with moms who are anxious to get back into the workplace and unpopular with the moms who don’t. Anecdote is not data, but I’m guessing these families are pretty typical. The women who are at home by choice want to spend time with their kids, and pre-K is an intrusion. It is voluntary, but if they keep their kids at home, the kids might show up at kindergarten at a disadvantage because they haven’t become accustomed to the school routine. Maybe they can even read and write their names, but they haven’t learned about “rug time” vs. play time, asking for permission to use the bathroom, eating in a big cafeteria, etc. It takes conviction not to send your kid to pre-K.

      • Somebody says:

        If you lived on a lake in FL the beach with all the little kids would become known as the alligator buffet 😨😱

        Agree with your sentiment about daycare, working moms and the choice to send your child to pre-K. Hopefully the SAHM’s realize their children will figure all those things out in just a few weeks 😉

        I freely admit my youngest grandchild absolutely doesn’t need pre-K. Maybe to learn a class routine, but she’s mastered that. Nope, it’s free babysitting. I’ve been taking care of kids for coming up on 36 years this April, I totally deserve my 2.5 hours each day 😉

        She’s tired of pre-K, I understand……but it only lasts until the middle of May. She’s been dropping hints about wanting to learn to read. Sure, sure, whatever. Yesterday she climbed up and got a box of early readers, climbed in my lap and asked me to teach her to read. I don’t think I’ll be able to put her off much longer. I guess I’ll dust off the sight word flash cards and pull out the phonics games. Once she starts reading she’s REALLY going to demand not to go to pre-K.

  53. DeniseVB says:

  54. Dora says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rand Paul Says GOP Will Shaft Trump, Allow Democrat Witnesses and Block His Requests — Warns Colleagues Not to Commit Political Suicide

    In an interview with The Gateway Pundit about the impeachment effort on Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul warned his colleagues who plan to let the Democrats choose witnesses that they will lose their reelections.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/exclusive-sen-rand-paul-says-gop-will-shaft-trump-allow-democrat-witnesses-and-block-his-requests-warns-colleagues-not-to-commit-political-suicide/

  55. Dora says:

  56. Mothy67 says:

    I went from 5th to 7th. I guess once upon a time that was a thing to do. I hit puberty around that time. So much fun being the gay kid who skipped a grade in a steel town.
    I only went away to college because of stupid SAT scores. I was 17 washing dishes and Purdue sent me an application. I got an engineering scholarship. I thought engineers were the people that ran trains. I was completely unaware. I ended up studying literature at Hunter College because I realized I knew nothing about anything. I still know jack shit. I do believe skipping me a year was a very wrong thing to do. You can never live up to being smart. Kids resent you.

  57. foxyladi14 says:

    😆 Nancy

  58. foxyladi14 says:

    Sarah!! 😀

  59. Dora says:

    More proof that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide!

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had burst capillaries in his eyeballs after he died which pathologist tells Dr. Oz suggests he was STRANGLED and did not hang himself

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7894685/The-burst-capillaries-Epsteins-eyeballs-pathologists-say-suggests-murder.html

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