Open Thread – Suffering Celebrity Edition

We need a fresh baked thread and what better way to start it off than with half-baked “celebs” imagining they have no possessions. It’s really creepy to watch this on mute.

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234 Responses to Open Thread – Suffering Celebrity Edition

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Throwback Thursday courtesy of CNN 😀

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Brought this up from downstairs because who doesn’t remember Anderson Cooper in waist deep hurricane flood waters while his cameraman stood a few feet away on dry land? This is the MSM !

  3. DeniseVB says:

    The guy who wished coronavirus on Melania is getting spanked pretty hard on Twitter 😀

  4. Dora says:

    GOP Wins 3 Special Pennsylvania House Races, Including A ‘Hillary District’

    https://warroom.org/6811-2gop-wins-3-special-pennsylvania-house-races-including-a-hillary-district/

  5. Dora says:

    • swanspirit says:

      They paid her price?

      • Mothy67 says:

        I hate her on Tucker but I would love to talk to her one on one.
        I am having a blast fighting with transgender people that want to kill me. They really are hating me all i did was respond to an email saying trans does not float my boat. I never signed up for this Eastern Europe site, but I am getting tons of pics. All i emailed was they were barking up the wrong tree. I was polite. I have never said an ugly word to anyone. My local bar has a person that identifies as female. I do not now nor have I ever cared. I don’t even know what bathroom she uses. I never thought to check. Now a gang of Romanian transgenders want to blow up my house. I am somehow racist, sexist, and homophobic because i do not like a guy dressed as a woman. It is fun fighting with the miliants.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Notice she held out longer. Either they were trying to stiff her or she brokered a better deal.

    • DeniseVB says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Wut? Hell has frozen over?

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  11. foxyladi14 says:

    They lie!!! 😡

    https://t.co/AS0WnxKVNt

  12. votermom says:

    LOL LOVE IT

  13. lateblum says:

    I went to Whole Foods this morning. I had heard and then read that WF was dedicating the first hour for “senior” shoppers. It was just after 8am and I needed coffee. I was surprised to see the staff diligently but politely making certain people under 60yo did not enter the store. I also watched other staff wiping down hand rails, shopping cart handles, anything else that patrons might handle. I used a plastic bag to handle the coffee bean dispenser as well as the coffee grinder. I also took their hand wipes to use on my way out. The store was not crowded at all and everyone was pretty focused on keeping a distance from one another… Except the woman who came up behind me in line. She was within inches of me when I turned around and gently reminded her to step away a little. I suppose I should’ve coughed into my sleeve, but I think that might have scared her rather than remind her.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I cannot go outside. I have horrid allergies. People run when they see me. My nose runs. I sneeze and cough. Have to admit it is a bit fun.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love it, you’re so sweet. I’m going to have to venture out in the next day or two as Special Greg’s “staples” are milk and oranges, I can only buy so much ahead of time, so his freak out level is getting dangerously close. His stock of pepsi and frozen dinners, portion controlled, thank you Marie Callendar (he’s a microwave chef and loves it) is okay for now. But not sure how the stores are prioritizing deliveries.

      I have played my “RETARD KID” card before, I can play it again. 😀 (okay, it does work at popular movie theater lines, we get right in, don’t hate me,lol). Sadly, didn’t need I’d need it for milk and oranges. MY GAWD, this is what socialism feels like, isn’t it?

      • Mothy67 says:

        My mom had to have a pulse oximeter today. Everyone is nuts.

      • Somebody says:

        Denise will he eat mandarin oranges? Will he drink powdered milk? You could try Amazon. Maybe one of the stores near you delivers too.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Thanks, ordered powdered milk last week on Amazon, it’s on backorder. Just signed up for my local grocery store’s delivery, 3 bags of navel oranges are on their way, they were out of milk 😦 Will keep trying, they started early senior hours locally, we may just go ourselves, seems to be the only time milk is in stock 🙂

      • SHV says:

        “” are milk and oranges, I can only buy so much ahead of time, ”
        *****
        I have found the ultra pasteurized milk to be quite acceptable. It has a non-refrigerated shelf of months.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    C. Donktum speaks for all of us 😀

  15. lateblum says:

    Brought this over because the retweets have been so funny. This is just one of them

  16. Myiq2xu™ says:

  17. Dora says:

    Yes, there’s actually a St. Corona! And her remains are in Northern Italy

    Corona was only 16, and gave her life to comfort a fellow Christian.

    Right in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic is the city of Anzu, Italy. There is a basilica in Anzu where the relics of St. Victor and St. Corona have been preserved since the 9th century. The word Corona is Latin for crown. Ironically, St. Corona is considered as one of the patron saints of pandemics.*

    https://aleteia.org/2020/03/14/yes-theres-actually-a-st-corona-and-shes-buried-in-the-middle-of-the-pandemic/

  18. 49erDweet says:

    I can only play 1000 games of Solitaire before I’ll go completely bonkers. Approaching 778!
    Thank goodness we are going thru remodeling, so seeing lots of worker-persons. Am only doing this for a week………….tap…………..tap……………tap………

    How’s everybody else?

    • helenk3 says:

      Thank God for Roku. watching an Australian series Sea Patrol. wonder if our Coast Guard has so much fun. Those small boat rides look like a lot of fun.
      Watching some series that were running when I was working and missed them.
      I am sick of hearing about this virus. One minute that say that babies and toddlers are at risk and then 15 minutes later that say they are not. This whole thing is just nuts

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Oh, Sea Patrol. One of our fucktard left wing politicians actually cited an ep of that show in parliament, as real life evidence, to prove her idiot left wing policies. She and your Guam gonna tip over guy should be roomies.

      • 49erDweet says:

        It is NUTS. Yeah, our Coasties usually have a blast…..unless the weather’s bad. We’ve been watching Brit movies and crime drama series. Much more logical and rational than Bollywood’s efforts. Less vulgar, too.

    • Somebody says:

      Oh come on Dweet you’ve got a nice piece of property you can walk around. Download some games on your phone or computer. Have family game night.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Guilty, your honor. Actually I’m going out Monday to do some more voiceover recordings for TV and radio programs, so will just be patient till then. I can last that long.
        I hope.

    • Constance says:

      Also fed up with solitaire. My daughter got me to sign up for Khan institute, that is where she learned her calculus online (free), and they also have history classes online so I’m going to start watching that this afternoon after a walk. I ordered a mega water filter and I’m updating my earthquake supplies since I’ve been eating a lot of them. I haven’t left the house since Monday morning.

      • 49erDweet says:

        LOL. I’m just pouting because I “have to” stay home. My recreational walking days are over thanks to my artificial knee. Too much pain. Shopping with grocery carts helps a bunch, but walking around the yard is for function, not recreation.

    • votermom says:

      I am learning languages on the duolingo app on my phone
      so far Italuan, Spanish, and Latinphone
      please “friend” me – votermom at g mail

      (there’s no interaction, just see each other’s scores)

    • elliesmom says:

      I homeschooled my son for a year. People who don’t do it, imagine homeschool looking like the factory model of public school they attended. Facebook is full of schedules moms have put out with the day divided into 50 minute blocks of different activities. I’ve tried to explain it doesn’t and shouldn’t work that way, but most of them really have absorbed the idea that public school is the best way to learn. Yesterday I taught Crash how dichotomous keys work (:-)) by helping her sort her laundry. Then she took it to the washer and did her wash herself. This was using Facetime. Being at home and isolated all day is not good for Crash. She’s highly social, and if my daughter decided to homeschool her, she’d have to find a lot of social activities for her, but Crash loves the “on the job training” style of learning.

      • Constance says:

        My friend who home schooled her two girls only spent an hour and a half most days on school work. In Washington the state has to give home schoolers the curriculum if they want it and allow the kids to take whatever classes they want at the local school in the higher grades. Alas, I would have killed one of my children if I had to home school him. Remember The Simpsons home schooling episode?

  19. Somebody says:

    Boy I don’t know who the people in that video are, with a handful of exceptions.

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    😆
    Abbott: So, they’re saying corona virus is now officially a pandemic
    Costello: Who says?
    Abbott: Yes
    Costello: Who did?
    Abbott: Of course, that’s their job
    Costello: Whose job?
    Abbott: Exactly
    Costello: And what is the name of that organization?
    Abbott: Not what…WHO
    Costello: That’s what I’m trying to find out!

    • elliesmom says:

      If you read the whole article, it’s an ad for Vitamin D pills. I’m not saying boosting our levels of Vitamin D won’t help, but I wouldn’t believe everything this says.

  21. Dora says:

    Whenever I see a Edward Hopper painting, the word ‘lonely’ comes immediately to mind.

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    😆

  23. Somebody says:

    So this is fun NOT. Three of hubby’s buddies have texted him to inform him they just got laid off. We’re getting texts in real time, one guy said 3 others were already laid off, but didn’t say who or where he heard it from.

    Hubby figures he’ll be getting a call soon. One of guys doesn’t think hubby will get a call yet, because there’s a tight deadline on his project, the work needs to get done AND the most important reason……nobody else is capable of taking that much shit from the boss 😂😂😂 So far none of hubby’s team has told him they were laid off, just other people in the company working on other projects……but the day isn’t over yet and there’s always tomorrow.

    • 1539days says:

      In NY, Cuomo decreed that 75% of any “non-essential” business stay home. My company’s contingency plan puts us at about 21% in the building to make and ship product. The next step is shutting us down. I’m in the building, but I can work from home. Another 40-50 people could be laid off in some fashion.

      • Somebody says:

        My husband’s company is laying off people. It’s kind of a shame, there really isn’t a reason to do so other than management style. The jobs are downstream from a government contract, so they shouldn’t be impacted yet they are. They work on software for various aspects of the new ATC system.

        There is a lot of opportunity to work from home during development. The testing takes place at the technical center in Atlantic City. The vast majority of the testing is done via virtual labs. You can run a virtual lab anywhere. There are 5 large physical labs that are used to specific things. For instance my husband has to tie the entire northern part of the country together, you need the big lab for that. The big lab also captures a lot more detail, so eventually at least the operating system will be run through it.

        Time in those big labs is very limited all the time. Only certain people even have the skills to run them for testing, most don’t. Most sit in cubicles with their laptops and run in the virtual lab setting. Those people are testing small pieces assigned to them.

        There have always been exceptions where some people are special enough to test from home and others are not. It seems to be a who you know kind of thing. Rather than let the genie out of the bottle they are laying people off.

        The FAA shut down the tech center, except a skeleton crew. You’re only allowed in if you have a need to be in the big labs. All other testing is to be virtual. The main contractor is still getting their money, as are the subcontractors which includes my husband’s company. Management of the main company likes butts in seats in New Jersey. They don’t want to lose that control so they are telling the contractors to lay off the people.

        Again, there is no reason for this other than management style 🙄

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    • elliesmom says:

      I know all too well what closing down the only safe haven some kids have can do. Add to it adults who are worried about not having money to pay bills and whether they can get food even if they have money, and we can only hope those kids have places to hide.

      • Constance says:

        Yes, I think closing down the schools was bad for everyone especially kids who rely on school for stability in their life. They could have just allowed kids to stay home or come in and let the ones who came in work on their own individual program online. Then they could have let any teachers who were needed at home have the time off.

  26. helenk3 says:

    NYSE to close on Monday.
    Soros and his dem helpers must be laughing with a lot of glee with the damage they have done to this country in their hatred of Trump

  27. elliesmom says:

    I have a question – I have a grocery delivery scheduled for next Wednesday night. Normally, my groceries would come Monday morning, but there’s an understandable rush of people switching to delivery so getting a time wasn’t as easy as it usually is. I haven’t been hoarding anything. I even skipped getting groceries this week because I have plenty of everything, but it appears that those of us who don’t stock up risk getting screwed by those who hoard. I’m tempted to order at least two weeks of groceries. How are you handling the balance between making sure you have enough to eat, and being a good neighbor?

    • Somebody says:

      We were told to have enough to shelter in place for 2 weeks. Figure out what you think you’ll need for that amount of time and place your order accordingly.

      From what I understand you’re like me and have a well stocked freezer and pantry. So stick to things like produce (which is abundant, at least here). Figure out how much milk and eggs you’ll need. Give yourself a few days grace, just in case. Then round out from there. I bought oil because I was very low, but there was plenty. Other than that for me I purchased eggs, dairy and produce. I bought other things for my son.

      Dairy, eggs and meat (especially chicken) are low. Most stores have a decent amount of steaks and lots of seafood. I don’t take you for the TV dinner or ramen noodle type, those are scarce. As you know toilet paper is non-existent, as is paper towel, but most stores have napkins 🤔

      • elliesmom says:

        I have a 3/4 full chest freezer in the basement, and the one in the fridge is hard to close after almost two weeks of not shopping. I don’t worry about bread because I can always bake that as long as I have flour. I understand flour is in demand, and given how little baking most people do, I’m not sure why. I don’t have any fresh fruit you pick up and eat in the house right now, but I have frozen berries and fresh lemons and limes and lots of frozen juice. I’m not getting scurvy anytime soon. I have a 10 lb ham in the freezer. With just one person to feed, that’s a lot of meat. lol I probably wouldn’t be pushing the grocery delivery yet except I only have 8 eggs. I’m hoping I won’t be disappointed about that, but I do have a neighbor with a lot of chickens, I probably could trade her some bread or cinnamon rolls for a few of her eggs. 😉

        • Somebody says:

          I have a neighbor with chickens and quail. They pop by the door periodically and surprise me with eggs. My son has a couple of neighbors with chickens and some friends about a 1.5 miles from me with chickens.

          Our grocery store has limited amounts of eggs, but they are the more expensive eggs. Like Nellie’s, Pete and Gerry’s, Happy eggs, not sure if they have those brands in NH. Ditto for butter, Irish or French butter, organic grass feed butter. Flour is sparse but my stores have some.

          If you need other staples I’d get those like yeast, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, oil, shortening, while they still have them. They are prioritizing what they put on 5he trucks.

          I purchased a couple of cartons of egg beaters to either use in baking or to stretch my eggs. There are 3 of us, so I figured 4 eggs and the equivalent of 2, scrambled for breakfast. Haven’t tried it yet, but hoping nobody notices. There were plenty of egg beaters at my store. I also grabbed a bag of egg replacer by Bob’s red mill, again for baking. I’ve never used either product and may have thrown my money away, but both were aimed at not depleting my eggs if push came to shove.

          My daughter eats fruit like you don’t know. When I was pregnant with her I craved and horked fruit. I kept multiple fruit trays in the refrigerator and would binge. I’d get irate if my teens got into them 😏 When youngest was in chemo, the nutritionist said she was the first patient she’d ever told not to eat so much fruit 😂 She’d be a fruititarian if I’d let her.

          I’m rationing the fruit or at least trying to. She’s taken to middle of the night fruit binging 🙄 She’s normally a fruit snob, only frozen fruit she eats are mango slices, only canned mandarin oranges. I loaded up on frozen and canned fruit that she doesn’t know about. When the fresh stuff runs out, we’ll see if she turns her nose up 😉

          You could thaw and cook the 10 pound ham, but I think I’d save it for a nice family gathering or a dinner party when all this blows over. Unless you’re going to put some in soup, beans and casseroles, then freeze ready to eat meals.

          Do you happen to have any skirt steaks? I use chunks of leftover ham in the center of skirt steaks. I make pinwheels with a ham center. Brown them, season them however suits my fancy. Dump onion, garlic, bell peppers or any peppers on hand if I have no bell peppers, a couple fresh tomatoes or canned if I have no fresh. Then pour a bottle of white wine to cover, adding water or broth if needed and simmer for hours, serve over rice. I haven’t made that in years.

          I used to work in a meat market when I was a teenager. Learned to break down a hind quarter, make ground meats, lots of things. The meat cutters used to cook lunch for everybody, usually cuts that weren’t in high demand. Back then it was flank steak, skirt steak, short ribs, sometimes beef ribs and oxtail. I learned some basic skills, but most of all I learned some yummy recipes 😜

          • elliesmom says:

            I have plenty of baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. I buy my yeast in bulk from King Arthur. A pound is only $5.95, but they’re shipping is high so I wait until I want a lot of stuff and have a free shipping coupon. That happened just a few weeks ago so I have plenty. I also have a couple of big cans of Crisco. My dad was a butcher so I can cut up a piece or grind meat. I probably won’t defrost the ham, but I know it’s there. This weekend I’m going to cook up the corned beef brisket I have and make some deli rolls. ED loved corned beef and cabbage, but I think I’ll do the meat.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Also keep this in mind.

    • Ann says:

      We had to order since when we got home last weekend, we were told to self-quarantine. Our local grocer suspended deliveries last weekend, Whole Foods had no available time slots (and we’ve had delivery orders from them before); only the local large chain had delivery available. We ended up ordering from all three over the course of several days as they had delivery slots open up.

      Some of the substitutions were hilarious: Whole Foods substituted a mango for a lemon, the local grocer substituted shallots for ON SALE leeks (we laughed, but the cost difference… oy!) while some substitutions made sense, such as a 5# bag of flour for a 10# bag of flour. (I’d have expected two bags, but maybe they had low inventory?)

      When one store did not deliver what we needed (some items were not substituted or delivered), we tried another store the following day for an order/delivery. In the end, my brother had to stop at a store to buy us yeast. I do not want to place three more orders next week, just one replacement order should be enough (milk, eggs, sour cream), so I will be making my own bread.

      Our freezer has plenty of meats and frozen vegetables and we did not need any paper goods, hand sanitizer, or H&BA, so this was basically dairy, fresh fruit, and any pantry staples we may not have had… oh, and tortilla chips, but that’s a staple, right?

    • Anthony says:

      “Shelter in place” in NYC allows you to shop, take care of relatives, loved one’s pets and travel as necessary. You can also go for a run in the park or along the avenue. Running around in packs is frowned upon. My local supermarket (Fairway) is open 24 hours, and over the past few days, noticed they start restocking around midnight. So far the streets hsve been safe, so my 2am run is perfect as is between 6 & 8 am.

      I don’t ‘hoard shop’, and have managed well. Yesterday, there was a woman doing the “sweep arm” thing on the pasta shelf. She was sweeping an entire shelf of Barilla Plus Rotelle into her basket. I licked my hand like a cat and swiped it across the front of one box, and she stopped dead in her tracks, glaring at me. I called her a pasta hog, flipped her off and walked away. People are nuts.

  28. swanspirit says:

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  31. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Constance says:

      Good for him! Notice how he was saying “we need this stuff in New York”. Well we need our stuff here in Washington. I don’t know what the answer is for New York but it isn’t taking stuff form others because you think you are more important. We also don’t need the New York solution dictated to us by the Feds.

      • elliesmom says:

        There are 44 cases in RI, but only one person has required hospitalization. The state owns the casinos, and it took our illustrious governor a long time to close them down. There is no “shelter in place” order here. Most of the cases are in Providence County, which is where I live, but that includes the only real city in the state and the booniest of the boonies. The county lines are political in nature so no conservative can get elected. Been that way for a long, long time. There are 200 ventilators in the state in closets. The Governor is asking for donations of medical swabs from doctors’ and dentists’ offices for the test sites. My friends who jump in to sew things like sanitary pads for women in Africa are setting up to sew medical masks. I suppose in WWII they would have been the women who met to roll bandages. Moms were out pushing baby carriages this morning. A neighbor was a getting a new stove delivered. If I don’t leave my neighborhood, it’s all pretty normal.

  32. votermom says:

  33. lateblum says:

    Happily, Life still goes on.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve been home schooling Crash over Facetime the last couple of days, and she’s calming down over her fears that coming to see me will kill me. They shouldn’t have told the kids school is cancelled so kids won’t make their grandparents sick.

      • lateblum says:

        Who told the kids the schools were closed so they wouldn’t make their grandparents sick? The schools? Their parents?

        • Somebody says:

          The media and also school officials have said they are closing schools because kids are carriers. I’m sure Crash is intelligent enough to figure out what being a carrier is.

          I should ask my son if the girls have said anything. We’ve gathered things for him so he doesn’t have to go out with 3 kids. He normally has delivery, we just became the delivery service. I’m not sure if the girls even knew we were there.

        • elliesmom says:

          They were told in school they were being sent home because little kids can have germs that can make old people like their grandparents very sick. Crash’s grandfather was just “very sick”, and she was there when he died. I’m not sure I would have had her there, but it happened a lot sooner than anyone expected. It was all very peaceful and not scary at all, but she has made the connection between being “very sick” and going to sleep and not waking up. She has Facetimed me within minutes of waking up every morning since this all started to make sure I made it through the night. I have promised her I’m taking really good care of myself. Each day it’s getting a little better. I’m sure the school meant well, but for Crash losing a grandparent was still pretty raw.

          • Somebody says:

            ❤️

            I’m sure it was still very raw for her. 😞

          • lateblum says:

            Poor Crash.💕 I can’t imagine what she is going through each day. It’s almost like a pts thing for her. One day we will all get to hug our little ones again. I just wish it were sooner rather than later. 😕

  34. Angie says:

    Reminder:: John & Yoko bought a second apartment at the Dakota in NYC just to store their fur coats

    “Imagine no possessions” my ass. 🤣🤣🤣

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  36. taw46 says:

    It’s official, the Keys will start shutting down to tourists. As of 6:00 pm Sunday, all hotels are closed indefinitely.

  37. swanspirit says:

    Shit. My county, Worcester County, and possibly my town, Berlin Md, has reported a case of the Wuhan fucking flu. A 30 year old man that was possibly connected to a local daycare, has been diagnosed, and is recovering at home. I really hate this crap.

    https://www.wmdt.com/2020/03/breaking-first-covid-19-case-confirmed-in-worcester-co/

    • taw46 says:

      So sorry. I think it is just a matter of time before we have it here. There is already a report of a POSSIBLE case here of a postal worker who returned from NYC and went to work sick. Fingers crossed it isn’t the Chinese virus. The Keys are kicking all tourists out as of this Sunday. Residents are mad the county didn’t do it sooner. So now everyone is unemployed, as we are a tourist town.

      • Somebody says:

        I keep thinking about mail. They say it lives on cardboard 24 hours, so I presume paper is about the same.

        So many people handle mail. It travels across the country, sometimes the globe.The mail carrier on your route is handling everybody’s mail and picking up mail from people’s houses. That’s a lot of touching. A lot of opportunity to spread germs. One infected mail carrier or worse sorter, could infect a LOT of people.

        In my case I don’t even have a regular carrier. We used to be a rural route and had a carrier that used her own car. Now we have a USPS carrier vehicle, but the route is split between at least 3-4 people. You never know which one has the route or what time to expect them.

        I thought about that yesterday when I got the mail, which is 90% junk mail. Why am I doing this. I should put on gloves and take this directly to the outside trash. The random thing I need to keep I can disinfect and let it sit in the sun. Ultraviolet light is a disinfectant.

        • votermom says:

          good point! just got a small package and sprayed it with lysol, then bagged it in an old plastic grocery bag to open later
          my natural germaphobia is just loving this

    • taw46 says:

      Laura Ingraham has a doctor on from NYC. He said they are already using Hydroxychloroquine (anti-malaria drug) to treat the real serious cases that are coming in to their hospital. He says they are seeing good results, no deaths in their hospital. The problem is that they are running low on the medication.

      • Somebody says:

        Bayer corporation donated 3 million pills to the government. I don’t know how many pills it takes to treat a patient, but that’s still has to be enough to treat the critical ones we currently have.

        What I don’t know is where it’s made and where the ingredients are sourced from. I’m sure that we have the capacity to make it, but getting that supply chain and manufacturing off the ground isn’t going to happen overnight.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m sorry swannie. I think I know how you feel. There were 14 new cases identified in my town today. We now have 19 cases here. It’s a little nerve wracking since this isn’t a huge town. We know 2 cases are from an assisted living/retirement community. A couple of cases are from the university. Ther3 is very little information about the cases here. That is a bit concerning.
      Not a happy time around here. My co-grandmother is having a very difficult time with this. I think because she such a full social life and it’s been decimated. I’m not saying it’s easy for me. It isn’t. But some better news is that dd#2 is seeing some improvement with the cellulitis that got her hospitalized.

  38. DeniseVB says:

    I think I cracked a rib laughing…………

  39. DandyTIger says:

  40. lyn says:

    “Richard Jewell” was a good film.

    • Island Girl says:

      I loved it!
      Also loved hanging up on Tulsi yesterday plugging a town hall meeting prior to endorsing Joe Plug.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I was bored. I was a big fan of Eastwood years ago. I got bored after Sully. I like challenging stories. He became predictable in my opinion. I know where he is going after two minutes. I am not a snob in that well read way. I watched season 1 of Riverdale. I never missed Pretty Little Liars. I can pay 500 trillion dollars to watch an art film and read subtitles. I do not want to watch Korean gay boys. Netlix is always telling me what I might like. There are always subtitles. I studied English lit and minored in film. I attended nearly every opening of art house films from 1984 to 2006. I just want to watch fluff. I did the have a smart cocktail and discuss Julian Schnabel. Sitiing in New York deriding everyone who was not woke. I find Mark Rothko boring beyond tears. I went to a retrospoctive of his work at the Whitney. I was late because I had a hook up. I saw my college friends crying in front of a picture. It was just purple on blue on light blue. I had read the article in Vanity Fair. My college friends regurgitated what they had read. They had no independent thought.
        I have always been an asshole. I suck, but I always learn when I can. Elliesmom has helped me so much. She describes learning and is so plain speak. I have taken her words to heart. My kid who is not my kid excels. I have learned so much by coming here. Did anyone really think votermom was going to take kid the younger to Italy? That was never happening. I repeat I am an asshole. Vmom was looking at Temple for her kid. I went to Temple. I said no. I might have had no influence but her daughters did not go to that piss stop. I thank all of you. I know of special Greg and Somebody’s kds. There are so many here. Lateblum, swanspirit and countless more. I am better because of you. Shayla Is better.
        I guess when push comes to shove there is nothing better than Dolly
        Questions I have many but answers just a few. I am just travelin throgh

          • Mothy67 says:

            I have always been enchanted by Dolly. She commands language in a spectacular way. I am just a weary traveler through. Such a simple line but it speaks volumes to me. I am often tired. I would almost like to be no more. You do not get to stop living when kids depennd on you. I knock on Shayla’s door every night. She screams leave me alone. I will never leave my brat alone. “I will always” be outside that door. She gets to hate me. That is life. She had to watch American Horror Story Hotel. All the kids are watching it during the apocalypse.We live in a generic suburb. I did not want the brat watching a man getting ass raped with a metal tube. I would give all I own for my charge to have not seen rape. The story tried to be about addiction. The Eagle’s song Hotel California may have been the inspiration. Like eveything Ryan Murphy does it starts out well and then goes to pot. . Glee was a great show for six episodes but then it educated me. So boring. I am with my brat eveyday. She must get to Livin’
            Dolly

            I think forgiveness is the best cure. I am not going to let Shayla’s future depend on guys that pissed on my face in 1984. how would that help her?

  41. Dora says:

  42. Dora says:

  43. Dora says:

    OMG!

  44. Dora says:

  45. taw46 says:

    They just announced one confirmed case in the Keys. Don’t know which Key. 😟

    • taw46 says:

      From last night:

      From the Dept of Health: There is a presumptive positive travel-related COVID-19 case located in the Florida Keys. It has not been confirmed by the CDC yet. Location in the Keys was not said to protect the patient’s privacy. The Florida Dept. of Health will be issuing a press release tomorrow with additional details.

      • Somebody says:

        Early on my county had a travel related case. A 68 year old male, no indication where in the county or where the man had traveled to and from.

        They said he was asymptomatic, so I kind of presumed he was one of a bunch of people that had recently returned from the Nile River cruise. They had 3 ships full they tracked down and tested, at least Florida did don’t know about other states.

        The man is self-quarantined the health department is checking on him. 6 people he had known contact with were also quarantined and tested. I assume their tests came back negative because that was a couple of weeks ago and we still have only the one case.

        I shared that with you so can see how things will probably be handled. There was a similar issue just across the border in GA. Of particular concern was a 29 year old that traipsed about trying to get medical care and testing. Again that was weeks ago, all health care workers tested and some people she sat right next to or went into X-ray right behind her were isolated and tested. Again, no new cases.

        I’d say the biggest risk to the Keys were the spring break crowd, which are now gone. Florida is testing and isolating cases fairly well. There are some pockets where indication are it’s spreading, but nothing like other states.

        • taw46 says:

          They still won’t tell us which Key. They did say it is a 72 yr old woman who just returned from the UK. and that she is being treated.

        • taw46 says:

          I go for physical therapy twice a week. It is one therapist in the doctor’s office. The doctor is a medical dr and also a physiatrist. A very small office. Many of the older patients have cancelled, for now I am still seeing the therapist. Today the doctor had her office locked, you have to call to get in, only those with appointments. For now, the doctor is not taking new patients until she talks with them by phone and determines (As best she can) that it isn’t virus related.

          Also, I was able to get some Kleenex at CVS. WinnDixie is still completely out of paper products, hand wipes, etc. They still have lots of bread, some eggs, very little milk. Other shelves are starting to look bare. And people are getting crazy. I had to tell two people to back off, they were too close to me. LOL.

          • lateblum says:

            Today I “bumped into” my upstairs neighbor. We were 10 ft apart when we “bumped into” one another. He said, “I’d love to give you a hug right now instead of staying 6 feet apart”. It was so cute. “Bumping into” has taken on a whole new meaning.

  46. Dora says:

  47. elliesmom says:

    Back in the 70s when I was in engineering school, there was a course during our intercession break called, “Murphy’s Law and the Law of Unintended Consequences- More Important Than Anything You Learned From Newton”. It was a series of case studies about projects that started out with the best of intentions, but everything that could go wrong did, and the exact opposite of what was intended happened. But Murphy’s Law doesn’t have to kick in for the Law of Unintended Consequences to be in play. I had the option to use public transportation to commute at some points in my life. It was the least favorite part of my day. The commute I liked the best was teaching in a school I could walk to. But for a lot of people public transportation has become their only choice. By government design. https://issuesinsights.com/2020/03/20/mass-transit-the-pandemic-petri-dish-the-left-loves/?fbclid=IwAR0JYg3IdrTsDRCmJKYeoFFeeNfYINvbZ7hgsu49558NKbeaVWCQ2ofzLv8

  48. votermom says:

  49. Dora says:

  50. votermom says:

    Just an FYI
    The French Health ministry said, a few days ago, that NSAIDs are not good for the coronacrap, and just use acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you need it for a fever and think you might have the Chinese virus.
    dunno if they have any data on this or if it’s part of them being strict on nsaids

    although if you do have a fever, personally I’d try not to take e fever reducer unless it’s high

    having said that,just took an ibuprofen cozbthe weather change yesterday gave me a headache

    • elliesmom says:

      Ibuprofen isn’t good for people who take calcium channel blockers or ace inhibitors for high blood pressure, either. It’s the only OTC that will kill a headache if I get one, though. My doctor limits my ibuprofen to one every four hours for 24 hours only. One or two is always enough, though. Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome. If you get a fever, a call to the doctor is warranted.

  51. votermom says:

    our county has 10 cases

    the county next door (we are right next to it) s the epicenter in PA and has 55
    I think we will be in high hundreds in a couple of days since they now ave drive through testing set up

  52. helenk3 says:

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/19/progressive-lunacy-refusing-remote-learning-if-some-kids-cant-do-it-amid-coronavirus/

    wow kill off the old and refuse to teach the young, what could possibly go wrong

  53. helenk3 says:

    I tried to post a tyrell aftermath link but it would not show.

  54. Miranda says:

    It’s really warm today, so I set up the raised bed I ordered back before all this started. I’m the queen of non-handiness, but I put it together in 5 minutes! No nails, screws, etc, just slot it together.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017NIQZ0U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    It looks really nice too.

    • elliesmom says:

      I have one of those, too. I can do yard clean up now, but I’m at least a month away from being able to play in the dirt.

      • Miranda says:

        Our NC frost date is mid-April. I have seeds that can be planted within 2 weeks either way, so we’re getting there. And I wanted to get outside and get some exercise. It’s almost 80 here today. Colder and rainy this weekend, though.

    • Somebody says:

      I just planted a bunch of vegetable plants in containers. Several are the big square self watering kind on wheels. I’d love to have raised beds, but without a fence they would just turn into wildlife feeders 🙄 I can put the containers in areas where I can protect them.

      • Miranda says:

        My neighbor saw a deer with front hooves on my my front porch-let, eating something out of a pot, so I have to stick with stuff they don’t like: hyssop, zinnias, etc. I just grow for pollinators.
        To my surprise, they haven’t found my bleeding heart yet, but I’m giving it time. They ate my Boltonia last year and my Jenna phlox, which really hurt. A few years ago, they decimated my sunflowers.

        • elliesmom says:

          One day last summer I had big beautiful lilies all over my backyard, and the next day it looked like someone had come through with hedge clippers. My fence is higher this year so we’ll see if the deer can still get over it.

          • Miranda says:

            Bunnies also like lilies. I saw one through the window once, holding the flower down in his paws and nibbling like it an ear of corn.

        • Somebody says:

          Last year my oranges kept disappearing. They were just little baby oranges. At first I thought it was disease, but if I had fruit drop where were they? I was doing all kinds of stuff fearing I might lose my tree.

          We just happened to get a new HVAC installed. The next day the plants over there were trampled. I was muttering about the workers. My daughter informs me that a young doe trampled them. She wanted to check out the new HVAC. I was like huh?

          Daughter tells me, the doe comes around about 2am. Giggles and says, I think she really likes oranges she’s eaten almost all of them 🙄 She likes the blueberries too (she likes to strip them, more plants I thought diseased) 🙄

          Daughter says she loves watching the young deer forage in our yard 🙄 She says, normally she doesn’t get that close to the house. She knows I watch her, we’ve made eye contact many times. Last night she was very timid, but came all the way up to my window (The compressor is right outside dd’s window). You know mom, I think she was checking on me. She sniffed and sniffed the new compressor and kicked it a couple of times. Then the cutest thing happened, she put her face right up to the window and kicked the screen.

          I run outside and sure enough several small dents in my brand new compressor, but thankfully nothing stops a Traine 😂

          I got some deterrent and put at the edge of the woods. My “diseased” plants began to recover. My daughter’s middle of the night wild kingdom episodes stopped. Hopefully the doe has moved on, please God don’t tell me she got knocked up and will start bringing the family to the all night buffet.

          In the end, I had one stinking orange last year 🙄 whoever said that oranges repel deer is a bald faced liar. Either that or I had the one in a million deer that eats oranges 🙄

  55. helenk3 says:

    https://freebeacon.com/policy/tom-cotton-debuts-plan-to-take-pharma-production-back-from-china/

    very good idea. for many years we were the world leader in innovation, production,and great ideas. we gave that away and became dependent on countries that do not always have our best interest in mind

  56. lyn says:

    • helenk3 says:

      I am confused. Calling something by the country it comes from is racist? So if I say American car, or Japanese, or Italian car that is being racist?????

  57. votermom says:

  58. Mothy67 says:

    My aunt went shopping this morning and picked up staples for us. My local is seniors only from 7am to 9am. I was sniffling and coughing. I knew it was my allergies but ithas gotten so much worse over the last few days. I cough until I throw up. My nose just runs and runs. My eyes were turning blood red from coughing. I have always had it, but not this bad.My aunt said you know you have tons of dead leaves outside your window. I couldn’t see it unless I stuck my head out the window. I never got it this bad before. Cigarettes actually help. I thought it was because I relaxed when I puffed. I wonder if the mold spores cannot survive in pollution. I felt a little down in New York but I never was crippled . There is no car traffic. I wonder if the exhaust kills whatever it is that assaults my lungs. I have tried to discuss it with doctors. They wrote me off. I know my own body. Cigarettes help me breath. Nothing else helps. MDs tell me it is not true. I can eat ten days of prescription allergy stuff and get no relief. A Marlboro Light and I can breath. My nose stops running. I looked up cigarettes. Doctors told people to smoke generations ago. I get the reasons to not smoke, but like chicken soup some things stand the test of time and work. I had organ failure a dozen years ago. I went many times to see a dietician. I saw her six times. She was bleak. Always had a runny nose. She advocated super skim products. She looked like death. Seriously sin dipped in misery. I told death one time before not today. Iwas not letting her an unhappy person make me eat super skim no fat cottage cheese. Not today. I love cottage cheese. I am still ticking sheis dead. She had no joy. I have been told many times i was dead down that rugged road wecall life. I have been told all my life I do not count and I will be dead soon. Suck it MDs i am on my way to 54. I was extinguished very early. Fuck stains did not know not i would find Olivia Newton John. Her early stuff is like a tall glass of cold water on a miserable day. Her voice was so clean. She made me want to survive. ” in the corner stands a jukebox”

    How can any person not love Olivia.

  59. Dora says:

    As Humans Quarantine Over Virus Fears, the Animal Kingdom Retakes City Streets

    “Nature just hit the reset button.”

    https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/as-humans-quarantine-over-virus-fears-the-animal-kingdom-retakes-city-streets.html

  60. lateblum says:

    I posted this on twitter today, but wanted to bring it over here…

    ”Both my daughters are anti-Trump. Both, after watching these briefings and seeing the way he’s been attacked repeatedly by the “reporters”, have independently confided in me that they are going to vote for PDJT in the fall. Neither lives with me. Neither knows I voted for Trump in 2106.”

    Silver lining?

  61. 1539days says:

    So, New York has closed any business that doesn’t involve food or medicine. I have a new idea.
    1. People go about as normal.
    2. FDA approves chloroquine for coronavirus.
    3. A small percentage of old people die.

    • Constance says:

      That’s a good plan. I am just stunned that anyone considers this an appropriate emergency plan, the “just crash the economy plan”. I think we can safely lay off 90% of the people in our emergency planning bureaucracies. What the hell were they planning for? They should have had a plan to set up emergency infections disease wards. This is BS. I just wonder if they are getting the chloroquine from tree bark or if they can synthesize it.

      • 1539days says:

        The one thing Democrats will never talk about is how the population density increases the communicability of a disease. High population density is the entirety of the Democratic base.

  62. John Denney says:

    About Melania:

    • Constance says:

      Melania is said to have been worth $50 million before she married Donald Trump. So she didn’t need his money and she knows how to work.

  63. Dora says:

  64. Dora says:

    It Begins: CDC Asks Tech Giants Twitter, Google, Facebook for Location of US Citizens — Will Track Whether Americans Are Practicing Proper “Social Distancing”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/it-begins-cdc-asks-tech-giants-twitter-google-facebook-for-location-of-us-citizens-will-track-whether-americans-are-practicing-proper-social-distancing/

    • Somebody says:

      OK that’s like too much. What it will do is break people from having their cellphone attached to them. They’ll leave it at home.

  65. votermom says:

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