It’s Fri-YAY Open Thread

Have a laugh.

Now make me laugh.

This is an open I-hope-this-is-almost-over thread thingy!

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208 Responses to It’s Fri-YAY Open Thread

  1. Woke Lola says:

    I am not shitting you. This is a thing. Yesterday was #NationalHighFiveDay. Pretty sure Irony is dead.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    My latest crush 😀

  3. elliesmom says:

    Anyone can make her own face masks, right?

  4. Constance says:

    So today I see an explosion of news coverage of the new drug savior for Covid-19. Remdesivir. So Exciting!! Mind you they have no safety information, no actual evidence in humans, but it worked really well on monkeys in the lab. It costs probably $1,000. per person per course, they think. So this is the type of drug the drug companies and media who take their advertising dollars want. Hydroxychloroquine costs about 50 cents per patient and has 60 years of safety data, but by God we can’t use that crap!

    https://www.biopharmadive.com/news/coronavirus-remdesivir-gilead-antiviral-drug-covid-19/573261/

  5. Dora says:

    Beautiful Photograph.

  6. Dora says:

    Good for them!

    ====

    New Yorkers took to their stoops and windows on Thursday night to sing and play Frank Sinatra’s “Theme from New York, New York,” to honor essential workers, and it invoked some massive New York City pride.

    https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/watch-new-yorkers-across-the-city-lovingly-belt-out-new-york-new-york-from-their-windows-041620

  7. Constance says:

    Earlier in the week when President Trump started saying it was up to him and only him when and how to open the country I was really cringing. I could hardly watch and I just couldn’t figure out what got in to him. But he tempted every Democrat governor and Progressive media loud mouth to make some bravado statement on camera in public about how it was states and only states who were responsible to make the Covid-19 reopening decisions. Then he basically said “OK” and put out the recommendations from the designated scientists. Now I think he was brilliant in removing himself as the Progressive scapegoat. Of course there will be some deaths after opening and now they are the fault of governors. There is risk to re-opening society and he is forcing the Democrats to take the risks. There is risk to staying closed and he if forcing the Democrats to take those risks. Gradually the fascist Progressive shut down people are losing control of the people and they are coming out and protesting. I think many Governors are going to have to speed up the opening while they still have some illusion of power and control. Kind of like a Mother with a 17.5 year old son. He’s 9 inches taller than you and doesn’t have the brains he was born with. You graciously grant him freedom if he respects your minor rules, while you can still maintain the illusion of control and before you completely lose control and face a enormous tyrant screaming “I’m 18 and I can do whatever I want!”. I Think the fascist Progressives will have to give up control very soon or face the workers they pretend to care about during chaos.

    • Woke Lola says:

      I’m with you Constance. I was cringing at that same press conference until I saw all those vile progs go…”bu…bu…but 10th Amendment!”

      I freakin’ love the way he makes them eat their own shit all the time. No one better at moving the Overton Window. He’s got these fools wearing American flags, sporting flags in their Twitter accounts, espousing constitutional rights, even eating their own shit on Hippocratic Oath. Everything they say they believe he makes them react to assert just the opposite, just because they hate him so much. He’s literally weaponized TDS.

      • lyn says:

        Great comments from you both. I didn’t cringe when God Emperor Trump said that. LOL.

        • taw46 says:

          Same here. He started off saying he was working with the governors and that they wanted their states open as much as he did. When the MSM kept pushing him, asking what power he had to do anything, is when he said he had the power to do it. And it had just the desired effect, the governors jumped in to give their plans for reopening. Just like he knew they would! God Emperor indeed, lol.

        • Angie says:

          I didn’t cringe either because I figured with all 50 states under a major disaster declaration for the 1st time in history (and the FEMA $ that comes with it) coupled with the commerce clause, he was basically right.

          When I saw the Dems reaction, I figured out what he was doing.

        • Island Girl says:

          I did just a little but I knew he would keep on Trumping! Great comments everyone.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          After he sad Pussy, Nothing cringes me!! 😆

      • Constance says:

        Agreed. But it took me until last night to figure his “I have complete power” chess move. Weaponizing TDS! I love it, Go Trump!

    • DandyTIger says:

      Agree. Though interstate commerce gives the POTUS a lot of power when states are doing anything that inhibits it. So he was sort of right. But his plan, which is very conservative and gives most weight to the doctors and scientist over economists is kind of perfect. As you say, it’s now up to the states. If they go to slow and their local economy is a mess, it’s on them. If they go to fast, it’s on them. The more rural states, which are mostly GOP, will go early, get their economy going faster, and be a lesson for all. 🙂

      • Woke Lola says:

        That’s what I was yelling at the TV during that presser. “Two words, Trump! Commerce Clause!” I hate it when I think I’m smarter than he is, but then Big Oz peaks out behind the curtain. LOL

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I believe in the genius of our Founding Fathers. They set up a system where decision making is reserved to the individual citizens as much as possible. When the government must act, decisions should be made at the lowest possible level.

      Decision-making levels:
      federal
      state
      local
      individual

      The FF understood that sometimes our individual freedom must be curtailed. They created a system that would limit the government rather than the people. The greater the restriction of our freedom, the greater the necessity required.

      The Left wants the exact opposite. Maximum power to the nanny state government.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        The worst thing about the Nanny state is it isn’t one of those hot, sexy Swedish nannies, it’s some old German battleax who hates kids.

      • Woke Lola says:

        100% agree. I’ve loved our whole story and founding and Constitution since I was a little kid, but it wasn’t until I went to law school that I understood that the Constitutional Convention was the highest stakes chess game ever, and it ended in stalemate. We’re checked all over the place so that no one generation can dismantle what they built. You gotta play a very long game if you want to get around the protections our founders bequeathed to us.

    • Anthony says:

      I also began to cringe when he said that, but in the same sentence he also said “I don’t want to use it. This is a nationsl emergency and although I do have that power under the Constitution, I really don’t want to use it. I’d rather have the governors deal with their individual states, but I will step in if any of them are doing something counter productive to our physical or economic health” As expected, every article, video etc all edited that part out.

      Cuomo isn’t going to do anything on his own. he doesn’t have the balls, because there’s an equal chance he might screw things up so he’d rather punt and blame Trump for not giving him the resources (the USS Mercy and the Javits Center are ‘no resourses’??)

      Say what you will about his brother Fredo, but at least he’s a bit of a cowboy. Seems that Mario got the brain cell(s) and Fredo got the ball(s) in that degenerate family.

      • lateblum says:

        Pritzker is the same. What a blowhard. He’s been blaming PDJT for everything. He also lied. He implied that Abbott Labs would give Illinois the first batch of their “instant” virus tests. That wasn’t what they said. They said they wouldn’t forget about Illinois. While listening to that speech of his, I knew exactly what he was trying to do. He was trying to cover his a$$ in case Abbott sent their first test kits elsewhere.
        Now he has joined with governors of five other states to work together to open us up for business. (And blame PT if anything were to go wrong.)

    • taw46 says:

      I wonder if our mayor will allow ours to open. She closed them before the governor did. One was a county owned beach and they closed it as well.

      • Constance says:

        The water temperature in Puget Sound is around 48 degrees so there is no need to close WA beaches.

        • taw46 says:

          But people aren’t even allowed to walk on the beach here, much less swim. It’s 95° down here.

    • Miranda says:

      Some NC public beaches are re-opening, at least for residents.

    • Island Girl says:

      The natives are restless! saw a little rebellion in my hometown Huntington Beach today, said to hubby, do they really think they are going to stay in lockdown? In a beautiful beach town in the spring 2020. Not

  8. Myiq2xu says:

    Lots of fun fun fun over here. Mom went in the bathroom Wednesday night. She said she was okay when I would check on her and I figured she would eventually come out. After four hours I went in after her. She refused to get in bed and ended up sleeping on the floor. She was safe and warm so I left her there.

    I was advised to wait her out the next time. “She’ll come out on her own,” they said.

    Last night she spent the entire night sitting on the toilet. I kept checking on her and she said she was fine. I got her out this morning. Then I took her bathroom door off the hinges while she was eating breakfast. I told her the door was broken and needed to be repaired.

    She’s watching the View right now.

    • elliesmom says:

      You don’t have to answer this and embarrass your mom, but has she had a bathroom “accident” overnight, and now she’s worried she won’t wake up if she needs to use the toilet, and she’ll soil her bed? Maybe pick her up some pretty disposable underwear and put it where she can find it. Even if she hasn’t had an accident, she might be worried about it. With toilet paper so prominent in the news, she might be fixating on the bathroom. Taking care of someone whose mental capabilities are slipping is often a guessing game, but starting with the more obvious stuff, even if you’re wrong at first, will often get you somewhere that helps.

    • taw46 says:

      I am thinking of you. So many things I went through with my mother. For five years. People have no idea until they live with it every day. It took a long time to get “me” back after my mother died. I loved her dearly and would do it all over again, but it is hard. {{hugs}}

    • Miranda says:

      Mom did this towards her ending from cancer. She didn’t feel well and didn’t know how to say what was wrong (or couldn’t understand what was wrong at that point…she didn’t have alzheimer’s but her mind was having trouble because of the kidney failure), so in her mind it translated to needing to go to the bathroom.
      I’m very, very sorry.

      • Constance says:

        My Dad did the same thing in his last month before he died of colon cancer. Around that time he went in a nursing home and they wouldn’t allow long toilet sitting. They put diapers on him and told him “If you have to go then go and we will clean it up”. He also wasn’t completely lucid. I wish I could help Klown. I like the bathroom door removal. All I can offer is don’t get too caught up in the daily challenges because they come and go but there is always a new unexpected one. So whatever you worry about is always the wrong thing.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          If Mom just wants to be weird I’ll let her, but if it could hurt her I’ll put my foot down.

          I let her sleep on the floor because she was safer there than in bed. (She couldn’t fall off the floor) But sitting on the toilet for long periods could be dangerous – she could doze off and fall, or develop a DVT.

          I think this has a lot to do with the lockdown. She can’t go anywhere or do anything. She isn’t interacting with anyone but me most days, and her schedule is wiped out.

          • 49erDweet says:

            That’s a good point. Can you do short daily video chats between your mom and some of her friends/family? Would she interact with that? We use Zoom and that really helps.

    • votermom says:

      klown, prayers for you and your mom

    • swanspirit says:

      You are a real hero. Hugs!

    • Anthony says:

      Praying for your strength and sending best vibes. It ain’t easy… 🙏💪❤

    • lateblum says:

      I wish I could offer you something more than encouragement. You are so good to be taking care of and being watchful of her. I just started using Zoom with family members last weekend. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. FaceTime, too.
      I remember when my aunt used to stay up late into the night because she was afraid she would die in her sleep the way my other aunt, her sister, did. Is your mom afraid to go to bed/sleep? Anyway, I’m sending some positive wishes your way. For you and for your mom.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Prayers for you and Mom. ❤

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    • Constance says:

      Our governor still hasn’t said a word to us about his plans since Trumps announcement yesterday. I think that is disrespectful. I have received word of a protest at the state capitol on May 1. Should be interesting because we have a tradition of Antifa rioting on May 1st. I would like to go but I don’t want to get in the middle of a confrontation.

      • Jadzia says:

        There was no way in hell we would ever have been liberated before May 1 for EXACTLY THIS REASON. The Gilet Jaunes would have been off the hook.

    • Island Girl says:

      That is beautiful!

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    They were snitched off by a neighbor.

  11. Mothy67 says:

    My state is getting stricter by the day even as the number of cases has declined. Grocery shopping is now almost militant. Separate entrances and exits. Single lane aisles. Starting Sunday masks have to be worn in public at all times. If it so damned important why not start it immediately? I am so sick of it all.

    • taw46 says:

      Our grocery stores are the same. It has been over a week since our mayor ordered masks to be worn. The stores won’t let you in without one. Remember at the start of all this? CDC said don’t wear masks, it won’t protect you. I am also tired of it all.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Our groceries are mostly fully open. But as seniors we’re not supposed to enter, however their pharmacies won’t come outside to pickup a new Rx. So every time we have one my honey puts on her mask, drops off the prescription and then does a quick run through. We can survive for at least 90 days.

        • taw46 says:

          We are pretty good on groceries, we won’t starve. But my sister did a run today, first time in about 2 weeks. Some things you just have to go in for, like ice cream getting low. lol.

          • elliesmom says:

            I agree on the ice cream, but the last time I ordered groceries I ordered a lot of different kinds figuring the time before I ordered two and got none. But I got all 5 half gallons. I let Ellie have a scoop of vanilla tonight because I felt guilty about not being able to take her out anywhere. In the summer one of the local ice cream places serves “doggie dishes” with ice cream and a doggie biscuit. She gets excited when I turn down the street the place is on so tonight I put a scoop of ice cream in a dish and stuck a Milkbone in it. She took a minute to sniff it, and then it disappeared.

          • taw46 says:

            Good doggie! 🐶

          • 49erDweet says:

            Absolutely! Gotta have ice cream!

  12. taw46 says:

  13. helenk3 says:

    a little history of China_America during WW2 enlightnng.

    https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-CBI-Mission/USA-CBI-Mission-9.html

  14. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, so true.

  15. Dora says:

    This is illegal!

    • Anthony says:

      Boxcars to Camp Gestapo by the Sea for microchipping arriving in one hoür

      • Angie says:

        Notice how easily & quickly “progressives” started ratting on their neighbors?

        • Anthony says:

          Fucking brown shirts. They want our economy and culture to collapse. What better way to force socialism? These commie fucks know they’re going down in flames, so they’re going to do as much damage on the way out as they can. It’s their version of a suicide mission.

        • Jadzia says:

          I fear I’m beginning to develop a touch of agoraphobia unfortunately, and this is exactly the reason why. Even after we reopen, I have a new dog-walking route set up that snakes through the forest behind my house to get to the vineyards, thus avoiding any contact with these fucking tattletales. I will never look at these people the same way again. They are DYING to tell on someone.

    • 1539days says:

      At least the health department understands the meaning of HIPAA.

  16. helenk3 says:

    funny how dem mayors now have public briefings on the virus, after Trump started having them. He started a trend.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Comments are predicting thousands of deaths now. Is the left never happy ?

    • taw46 says:

      They are hoping for those deaths. By the way, are they this upset with Santa Cruz County in CA? Because they opened their beaches today.

      • 49erDweet says:

        LOL, Monday it was 79. So they decided to open today. Today it’s 56. LOL!!!!!! Gotta love the Monterey Bay perennial overcast.

        • Island Girl says:

          Good Friday!

        • Myiq2xu says:

          We used to drive over the hill from SJ and down to the boardwalk. Then we’d wait in our car to see if the overcast would burn off. If the sun came out we get out our stuff and walk down to the beach. The parking lot across from the Boardwalkwould have 20-30 cars with people waiting on the sun.

          When my half-sis from Okiehoma came to visit one July we went to Monterey. She wanted to frolic on the beach. It was so cold she was turning blue.

          For you people back east, Monterey’s summer lasts two weeks and takes place in September. At Fisherman’s Wharf in SF the vendors make a fortune selling souvenir sweatshirts to freezing tourists in June-July-August

          • 49erDweet says:

            LOL. We I retired we were gonna move. One local grandkid and long sleeve shirt weather all year round changed our minds. The sun breaks through every day about mid-afternoon, but we don’t have or need A/C in our houses

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yep, already wanting to charge DeSantis and Trump with homicide. The crazy burns on that thread.

  18. Dora says:

    Coronavirus: Cuomo To Expand Testing Ahead Of Reopening

    NEW YORK, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he will sign an executive order directing all public and private labs in New York to coordinate with state health officials to expand coronavirus testing, which would help restart the economy when nonessential businesses are reopened.

    https://patch.com/new-york/longisland/coronavirus-cuomo-order-prioritization-diagnostic-testing

    • Constance says:

      Seattle UW hospital announced tonight that they will start running a 4000 tube assay daily on Monday. It’s an Abbott Labs test, is very accurate and requires a blood draw. Any MD can order it.

      • Constance says:

        My point was if the UW can do it any large lab can and since Abbott owns the reagents I’m sure they will be happy to sell to anyone with money. Also it is for antibodies so it will tell if a person has ever had Covid-19 but not if you currently have it. In fact people with new infections will probably be negatives because they won’t have had enough time to make antibodies.

        • lateblum says:

          I can see JB Ptitzker’s head exploding as I write this. I think he’s been referred to as “#beachedwhale” Pritzker. What a bully. I wonder how he’s going to explain away that
          UW has the Abbott Lab tests and UIC health systems does not.

  19. helenk3 says:

    https://www.newsmax.com/fred-fleitz/oversight-intelligence-dossier-steele/2020/04/17/id/963325/

    this guy must be doing something right. he has shifty schiff and rice a tad upset

  20. Dora says:

  21. Myiq2xu says:

    I posted in a comment thread that Mom’s old friend died in January. I don’t know what the listed cause of death was but I know that the Waiting To Die Hotel had notices posted about a respiratory virus last fall and visitors were required to wear masks. (That’s why we have a box of masks now.)

    Now we’re hearing that the Lung March Flu may have arrived much earlier than originally thought.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmm?

    • Somebody says:

      I think it’s entirely possible in fact probable that certain areas had wuflu outbreaks and peaks before this was ever on the radar. There is a lot of evidence that is what happened in CA. If you go back and look at their “flu like illnesses” it was much higher than normal.

      No way to know that until antibody testing is widely available, but a lot of people think you may well find a pretty good level of herd immunity in CA.

    • taw46 says:

      We are a big tourist destination, and we had many tourists from China here in December and January. There are quite a few people down here that were extremely sick Dec-Feb, with the same symptoms as the Wuhan flu. Including my sister. Some were tested for normal flu, it was negative. ER told some people there was an unknown respiratory illness going around. One of the doctors down here insists it wasn’t Covid19. How does he know, there was no test for it? Anyway, he will never convince this rather large group of people that they did not have it. (Only an antibody test will do that.) Hmmmm, indeed.

    • Constance says:

      The Gates foundation was doing a flu study in Seattle last fall. I guess they advertised in busses. If you got sick you contact them and they send you a nose wipe, you use it and mail it the next day. They had been picking up a lot of non-flu respiratory illness all fall. So when Covid-19 broke out in Kirkland the woman phd in charge started testing the old non-flu samples for Covid-19. She was picking up cases in November in Seattle. The FDA swept in and ordered her to stop immediately. One woman who had Covid was contacted through that study and she was doing media appearances. She said she was pretty sick with a high fever that lasted 24 hours and everyone at the party she went to the week before got sick. I haven’t seen her around in a month. No further mention of the study or samples.
      They determined that the first US patient (Everett, WA) flew in from China and went directly to the Dr. Then the next patient at the Kirkland nursing home hadn’t left the country of nursing home for months, his virus was genetically the same as the first patient but had been statistics said it had been through about 1000 hosts between the 2 infections. I don’t know how they came up with that and haven’t heard more than the one mention.

    • elliesmom says:

      My BFF’s sister has been living in nursing homes for awhile. She had a heart attack earlier this week, and she’s in the ICU and not doing well at all. The hospital did a test for covid 19, and it came back negative. The hospital says her lungs look like she’s had it. Now, hospitals are getting a larger payment from Medicare if she has the virus so there’s that in the mix. The thing that has me upset is this woman is dying, and because she’s being treated like she has the virus, my friend can’t get in to see her. The same thing happened to another friend who lost her husband to cancer last weekend. The hospital said he “might have the virus” so he died alone. Elliesdad left this world with me, his kids, their spouses, his grandkids, his brother, my brother and his wife, and his best friend at his side. If nothing else, he knew he’d been loved. This poor woman is all alone, and there isn’t a reason she needs to be. I’ve known her for 50 years, and I’d risk going to sit with her for awhile. This is when I get mad over this shit.

      • Jentx says:

        Yes I said this earlier this week it’s another reason why I don’t believe what’s going on. Hospitals get three times the amount of money for dealing with a covid-19 patient than a regular one that’s why all the numbers are not going to be real. I have four doctors in my immediate family none of them work at hospitals hospitals are part of the problem not the nurses or the individual doctors but the corporations the part of the problem. That’s why if you go into the hospital these days you need to have the forensic accountant basically go over your bill somebody who has a background in medicine and you need to hire a subcontractor I am a doctor or nurse to watch over the patient 24/7. They say money is the root of all evil I guess it is but yes so every hospital gets three times as much money they’re saying it’s covid-19 which is another reason why we’re never going to understand what those problem really is

        • lateblum says:

          I agree. It is the corporations who own the hospitals. They are treated like franchises and patients are simply customers buying a product. The product doesn’t need to be good, it just needs to exist. It’s been like this for a really long time. I remember when my mom was in the hospital and recovering from a hip replacement. She was in her mid 80’s. Three days after the surgery, they wanted to dc her to one of their rehab centers. The same horrible place where my dad had been a couple of years earlier. (He had fallen out of the bed in mid-day, and he remained on the floor, until just before I arrived at 6:30 pm after work! Even worse, his room was directly opposite the nursing station.) Anyway, I first spoke with the nurse and then with the social worker who had made the discharge plan. She wanted my mother to sign the papers and I would not allow my mother to sign anything until I arrived to look at them. I nearly exploded at the social worker, who said it was the best she could do given my mother’s financial circumstance. REALLY??? That was a lie. I called her on it. I challenged my mother’s readiness to be moved anywhere. And said I’d out my mother in a slum before I’d let her go to that hell hole of a r3hab s
          Center. I also challenged the social worker’s ability to make sound decisions and asked her about her own personal education, work history, etc. etc. I told her that just because she wore a chic suit and silk blouse, didn’t make her qualified to place anyone anywhere for rehab or care. I also said that I didn’t care what her employer demanded, it wasn’t healthy or good enough for my mother or anyone’s mother. I was livid. I took no prisoners. Period. The hospital had r3ently been purchased by a corporation that had no business in the healthcare industry I told her that as well.mi then threatened to report her and the hospital and the corporate owners to the state board of regulations.
          After she said there were no rehab or nursing homes that would take my mother, I asked her who she had tried. She had not tried anyone other than the hospitals own rehab center. Before I suggested she resign her position and return to wherever she had one from, I suggested a few of the better rehab centers in my town. She said none of them would take “this patient”. Why? Because her insurance wouldn’t cover it. But they would cover it, I said. Then she said my mother wasn’t on the waiting list for the one I wanted her to try first. I challenged her to ASK my mother. Of course my mother was on the waiting list for residential placement. But that ninny had never asked about any place other than the hospital’s rehab. Another facet of corporate ownership…
          (This all occurred after I let her know that I was a social worker myself and provided treatment and wrote discharge plans for a living at one of the largest hospitals in the city. And said I would NEVER write such a careless and unthinking discharge plan for anyone, ever.)
          Even now, my head is ready to explode when I think about this.
          YES. The corporations who own the hospitals and their extended facilities are a big part of the problem.
          /rant

      • elliesmom says:

        She died last night. While it was her third heart attack, I’m pretty sure she’ll be a virus statistic.

        • lateblum says:

          I am so sorry. The “dying alone” is what scares me enough to stay home as much as I do. And my kids will tell you they are completely frustrated with me because I don’t stay home enough.

    • SHV says:

      The time line keeps getting pushed back. A group in the UK looking at COVID-19 mutations think it may have begun before Sept. in Southern China where the Horseshoe bats live. I’m waiting for the anti-body test to be available. Al thinks we both got it in Oct. We were in Paris and all of the tourist sites were pack with Chinese tourists. About five days later were both sick with “flu” and basically passed out in Grosvenor Square Hotel, London for two days. We cut trip short by a week and flew back to NYC. (Maybe we infected NYC?)

  22. votermom says:

    So KTY is doing virtual college right now, right?

    Last night I had a nightmare that *I* was taking virtual classes AND I was missing my final because I was attending some kind of wedding at a casino/amusement place.
    It was horrible.
    Sandman must’ve given mixed up our nightmares

    • elliesmom says:

      I haven’t been teaching in a classroom for a long time. I retired from an administrative position, not directly from teaching. But every once in awhile I have a nightmare about showing up in class without a lesson plan. I don’t recognize any of the kids, and I can’t remember what class I’m teaching. Is it physics? Is it oceanography? Are they 8th graders taking earth science? Is it a math class? They just sit there and stare at me,

    • taw46 says:

      Sometimes I have a nightmare that I didn’t take my finals and I have to return to college to get my degree. And I graduated decades ago. I haven’t had this dream in a long time, I hope this conversation doesn’t bring it back tonight, lol.

      • 1539days says:

        Mine is usually that signed up for s history class, then forgot to show up for any of the classes. Sometimes it’s a high school class and I have 2 college degrees.

        • Constance says:

          I have that dream too. I find out I signed up for a class, forgot to go to any classes, it’s too late to drop and I have to take the final.

  23. taw46 says:

    Such a good Q&A with our President today, still watching.

  24. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      That was here where I live. In fact the sheriff led a parade of about 500 cars past his house. POTUS and Tim Tebow called him. I was surprised Derrick Henry didn’t, but maybe he did later. The young man is the mascot for Yulee high school where Henry played.

      There was no mention of a bone marrow transplant, perhaps there was no suitable donor?? He’s been in chemo for a couple of years, but relapsed and was failing treatment, he came home in Hospice care. He was being treated where my daughter was treated. They do bone marrow transplants, I wonder if those are considered “elective” or if there simply was no matching donor, or some underlying reason he didn’t qualify.

      Anyway, the town showed up in a big way and pretty much said screw social distancing. Teens filled the high school auditorium and filmed a message. A tent was set up to sign cards and well wishes. The media descended, cars loaded with people decorated with signs cruised by, some stopping to chat with media.

      This happened on Good Friday.

  25. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣

  26. gram krakka says:

    Hey myiq,
    Sorry your mom is experiencing bedtime/bathroom issues. A cousin of mine was showing signs of dementia. Turned out she had a UTI probably caused by dehydration. I feel for you. I have been taking care of the diseased, disordered, dying, and the dead for 50 years.

    As others have wondered…has she been checked for UTI? Kidney function? Is she dehydrated? Many elderly do not drink enough water which can lead to dehydration, UTI, and poor kidney function. Some don’t drink enough water because they don’t want to have to go to the bathroom or are afraid of having “accidents”. Pain killers are know for causing constipation. Not drinking enough water is a major cause of constipation.

    How much water should you drink based on your weight?
    If you want to determine the exact amount you should drink according to your body weight, you can follow these steps:

    Take your weight (in pounds) and divide that by 2.2.
    Multiply that number depending on your age: If you’re younger than 30, multiply by 40. If you’re between 30-55, multiply by 35. If you’re older than 55, multiply by 30.
    Divide that sum by 28.3.
    Your total is how many ounces of water you should drink each day. Divide that number by 8 to see your result in cups.

    Beer doesn’t count!

  27. Dora says:

    And we all trust the FDA right?

    =====

    No need to wipe down food packaging during coronavirus pandemic, FDA says

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/17/no-need-to-wipe-down-food-packaging-during-coronavirus-pandemic-fda-says/

  28. Mothy67 says:

  29. Dora says:

    Florida beach is crowded within 30 MINUTES of reopening at 5pm, despite state recording 1,413 new COVID-19 cases – its highest one-day increase since the pandemic crisis began

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8229933/Beaches-Florida-start-reopening-EVENING.html

    • taw46 says:

      Volusia County (Daytona Beach) closed when this all started back in March. There was such an uproar that they reopened the beaches after 12 hours. They aren’t allowed to sunbathe but they can swim and run and walk on the beach.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sunshine and warm weather seems to be a great disinfectant for the virus, I wonder why Florida had so many cases? Early on, they blamed the Spring Breakers who refused to practice social distancing so they made everybody suffer by closing the beaches all together. Then they shut down the hotels and small touristy businesses followed. Though grocery stores can remain open? Makes little sense for a virus we still know so little about. Or if isolation did work and MILLIONS didn’t die ?

        • Somebody says:

          Florida’s entire economy is built on tourism, more than just spring break tourism. We have several major cruise ship ports. People got off those ships and stayed a day or two or caught a flight or drove back to their home state. Dragging germs with them along the way.

          We have LOTS of international tourists and commerce. Travel wasn’t shut off except to China until March. Most of the cases here track back to Europe, them coming here or Americans going there. The cruise ships have a lot of Chinese and other Asian country employees so there’s your source on the ships.

          We have a little over 2 million more residents than New York and nowhere near the number of cases and/or deaths. Per capita Georgia just to our north has a far bigger problem. Georgia is little less than half our size and is projected to have more deaths, they’re only a handful behind us now.

          They suspended hotel and vacation rentals because people were flocking here to quarantine. As in people that were positive literally came here to quarantine. Tons of other people came to escape not knowing if they were positive or not. There was a Georgia lawmaker that was positive, he came to his beach house in Florida to quarantine.🙄 If you look at our data we had two distinct spikes about two weeks apart 🤔🤔🤔

          Florida’s entire economy is built on tourism. How we handle that going forward is a monumental task. However, given our population of 21.6 million we aren’t doing too bad. We’ve done a lot of testing too. Some other states have surpassed us in per capita thanks to Uncle Sam, but 10 days ago we were number two in per capita testing.

  30. Mothy67 says:

    The site set up by the high school kid to track virus ( https://ncov2019.live/data ) has temporarily removed recovered. I wonder if pressure was applied? It seems they want us crippled by fear. It feels like they want to beat the spirit out of America.

    • Constance says:

      But he added a column for tests performed. Since the Democrat governors are clinging to the idea that they can’t open until some vague amt of testing occurs but doing nothing to make it happen “Tested” is a more relevant stat. Also the media is going with the “some people are being reinfected!” ignorance when in fact some people probably had a false negative clearance test.

      • Somebody says:

        I don’t get the push for more testing. We have it here too. A little more than 10% of our population has been tested, higher rate in some areas, lower in others. Overall the positive ratio has been about 10%, higher in some areas lower in others (south FL is a higher positive rate, north FL is running 5% or less positive rate)

        There is no way to test everybody, we don’t do that for anything, never have. Not for flu, not for Zika not for TB, not for Ebola, not for measles, the list goes on and on. We sample areas and calculate from there. We’ve sampled 10 times and in some areas 100 times what we’d test sample for any of these other diseases.

        Even if somehow we tested everybody, two seconds after the sample is taken it’s null and void if you test negative. You could be exposed walking away from the test or talking to your neighbor or getting your mail.

        My sister in CA will NOT shut up about how we have to test everybody and anything less is total Trump failure. That pisses me off, it’s a ridiculous bar to set. I remind her how my child a couple of months off chemo was denied an H1N1 test. She dismisses me apples and oranges, H1N1 wasn’t as dangerous she says. But it was to some people, people died from it just as people die from the flu every single year. The difference here is the media and playing politics where it doesn’t belong. Her reply, Orange man bad.

        • Anthony says:

          More testing = more tracking. First step to microchipping. It’s the equivalent of the yellow star and pink triangle

        • elliesmom says:

          I remember getting a TB test in school. The school nurse had a gun-like thing. She “shot” all of us on the inside forearm. In a few days she came around and checked to see if our arms had fallen off. If your test was positive, they hauled you away for a chest x-ray at a nearby sanitarium. Everyone who tested positive in my class turned out to be allergic to something in the test. I was 10 or so. I never had a TB test again until I wanted to work in a school. Then a TB test was required. But I don’t remember any mass testing for anything else if my lifetime.

        • lateblum says:

          You need to stop talking with your sister about WuHuFlu. Or anything that could lead to politics. I know my sister and I have stopped all conversations about anything political in mid sentence. It cuts some of our calls short, but it has decreased the stress.
          I hate this overall hatred of Trump. As well as the myopia of Democrats and the Left.

          • Constance says:

            I just threw out Lola’s statement that President Trump has weaponized Trump Derangement Syndrome and Progressives are Pavolv’s dogs on Nextdoor. I’m pretty bored so that should entertain me for the day.

          • lateblum says:

            ROTFLOL!!!

          • taw46 says:

            The problem is, they make everything political. So basically my sister and I can only talk about the weather and our animals. Hell of a way to live.

          • lateblum says:

            It sucks. Bigly. {{{hugs}}}

      • Mothy67 says:

        There are no updates at all today. I was following state trajectories. it felt more informative than fake news.

  31. Dora says:

  32. Dora says:

  33. DeniseVB says:

    Oh dear lawd, she’s the worst book reader ever. I recall all those “mugging for the camera” news clips, especially reading “Where the Wild Things Are” and acting out all the monsters. Nightmare stuff. Funny, how this new gig comes after Nanzi laundered a few million to PBS/NPR ? I thought the Obamas were under contract for Netflix ? Where is Barry’s much anticipated “memoir” he was paid $63 million in advance for? It’s been over 4 years, and my inquiring mind is exploding this morning 😀

    • taw46 says:

      She’s copying Dana Perino.

      “ Fox News’ Dana Perino has also been reading children’s books during the outbreak every day on “Storytime with Dana.”

      “I remember learning from Laura Bush after 9/11 the important of making sure that you kept storytime for your children,” Perino told Fox News Digital. “This is what she was telling Americans and, also, Barbara Bush, through her literacy initiative would always say that one of the most important things you could do to keep children calm and reassured … is to make sure that storytime was something that you tried to do every day.”

    • lyn says:

      Love Melania. Hate Mooch.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Somebody needs to reassure the kids they are not in trouble. Poor things will think they are being punished.

      • Jadzia says:

        2 of my kids are doing okay, one is never really okay (but nobody will take me seriously), and one who is usually the most okay in the whole family, he’s broken. It’s awful.

  34. Shez ZK says:

    PSA: No liquids in mouth

  35. taw46 says:

    • taw46 says:

      “ Eighty languages are spoken at the plant of 4,000 employees, who are mostly immigrants.”

  36. Mothy67 says:

    So it is pointless to follow results.
    https://patch.com/pennsylvania/upperstclair/s/h34fl/allegheny-county-coronavirus-deaths-cases-increase?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert
    “According to the health department, the increase in cases reported today is due to a few factors. They include labs adding results to the system in batches reflecting tests conducted over several days; probable cases which will continue to increase as the department calls patients back and a large amount of testing in communal living sites”

  37. helenk3 says:

    Imagine if 10 years ago you were approached by a time traveler and he was like “Look, I don’t have much time to explain, all I can tell you is that the year 2020 is going to be wild! You know Donald Trump, the star of the apprentice? Well he’s the president of the United States and at the beginning of 2020 he gets into a Twitter beef with Iran that almost starts world war 3. Australia catches fire and a woman tries to save it by selling pictures of her tits. Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash. Half the world is devastated, the other half just makes fucked up memes. Tom Brady leaves the Patriots to play for the Buccaneers and just when the world starts recovering from the loss of Kobe some dude in China eats a bat and starts a global pandemic. Everyone loses their minds. 40% of the population thinks it’s the end of the world another 40% thinks it’s all fake and 20% blames the whole thing on cell phone towers. The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the only way to survive is by hoarding toilet paper. Grocery stores are ransacked and Charmin ultra soft essentially replaces the dollar as the United States official currency. Eventually as hysteria grows, world governments are forced to shut the entire planet down and lock everyone in their houses and…
    … the only person that can keep the people from completely losing their minds and starting a huge riot is a homosexual gun toting Oklahoma man with two husband’s, a meth addiction, and 223 pet tigers…🤣

    And that was all before spring!

    • DeniseVB says:

      My youngest kid is in lockdown in Queens, I’m going to send her a check. Why should I count on NYC to take care of her?

      • Mothy67 says:

        Your bank probably has an app that can transfer money directly. I had two bills disappear in the mail. Neither does online banking but I could pay with debit over the phone. Checks were not cashed and as they were made out to businesses I am going to hope they show up. Will cost me more to stop payment than the checks were written for. I could get a returned check fee plus stop fee. Hopefully they will arrive and I’ll get credit. If somehow they were cashed and no credit given I’ll contact fraud departments.

  38. votermom says:

    collection of info about covid worth scanning

    https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19

  39. DandyTIger says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Always like to help out with possible nicknames. 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      Until this week I would have said Half-Witless, but she’s toxic now. I Was Bussed Harris doesn’t really bring anything to the table toward winning the election. Biden is more popular with blacks than she is, and most women don’t like her. If we take “did Obama get a quid pro quo for his endorsement” out of the equation, I’d go with Amy Klobuchar. She brings the same geography to the equation as the Virus Nazi, and she doesn’t grate on women as badly as Round Heels Harris. Most women resent women who got to the top through sex more than they do women who jumped on Daddy’s coattails. But whether Obama insisted on veto power over the VP or not might be a big issue. Obama would probably push the Harridan over Klobuchar. But neither one would put Obama in a position of power again. On the other hand, Obama’s endorsement of Biden was tepid. If Obama stays out of the rest of election, and Biden loses, Obama doesn’t have to take any responsibility. If he handpicks the VP, then he has skin in the game. But don’t mind me. Today I had a hard time deciding what for lunch.

      • Constance says:

        Please, please, please take Primilla Jayapal. She has the right color skin and the lady parts. She can project scorn and virtue signal with the best of the well know Progressives. Does anything else matter to Progressives?

  40. DandyTIger says:

    Some ideas for the citizens of Michigan and Virginia:

  41. votermom says:

    The kids’ old charter school staff is going around putting congrats lawn signs on the yards of their graduatung seniors

  42. Mothy67 says:

    Holy shit if this appeared here?!?!?

  43. Dora says:

    This should go over well with New Yorkers. (sarc)

    ===

    Comrade deBlasio Introduces New York City Snitching Program – Take a Photo of Non-Compliant Behavior…

    Comrade Bill deBlasio in New York City is making it easier than ever to snitch on your neighbors. If you happen to spot someone not obeying social isolation orders, or if you spot someone without a mask, the mayor is now asking people to take a picture of the rebellious activity and text it to the New York Division of Compliance Monitoring.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/04/18/comrade-deblasio-introduces-new-york-city-snitching-program-take-a-photo-of-non-compliant-behavior/

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