Tuesday with Violets Open Thread

For the February birthday boys and girls.

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164 Responses to Tuesday with Violets Open Thread

  1. Dora says:

    Beautiful flowers. 🙂

    Not a beautiful governor though. Cuomo is totally out of control.

    • Anthony says:

      I can’t even…. did the article mention how he let another 25,000 vaccines expire because he screwed up sign-ups at vaccination centers over the weekend? People would go on line to register and then disappear from the queues and not be able to re-register because “this email address has already been used.” Thats 25,000 seniors and others who are most vulnerable that are shit outta luck. I really hate this incompetent jackass.

  2. Dora says:

    They should read the Constitution. Of course they can’t!

  3. Dora says:

    This is bull!

  4. Dr. Myiq2xu says:

    A few minutes ago I finally became aware of the outcome of the Super Bowl. At least vaguely, anyway. A comment in the last thread indicated that Tom Brady won.

    I made it thru an entire NFL season without watching a single play. The last time that happened LBJ was POTUS.

  5. Dr. Myiq2xu says:

    Mary Wilson died.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Ugh, this is today…….

    • DeniseVB says:

      Having a little fun with Send in The Clowns, so found the creepiest version on youtube featuring Pennywise sung by the KISS drummer. Hey, it fits, no offense to Pennywise or the singing drummer 😉

  7. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s someone in a FB group I belong to who keeps posting additions to the bad vaccine reaction/death registry. The disclaimer is there is no proof the vaccine caused these reactions. But when otherwise healthy people in their 40s and 50s are dropping dead within 48 hours of receiving the vaccine, and the deaths are similar, one might question how many deaths will it take to move from “it’s just coincidence”, to “there might be some correlation”, to “there’s most likely some causation”, to “maybe we should halt things until we know more”? I have a couple of friends who are on “comorbidity” lists who get up at 4 am hoping to get an appointment to get a shot. I keep hoping they can’t get one. They have blood disorder issues that put them on the list. Issues that are the proximate cause of some of the deaths. But if I say anything, they dismiss it. They think their lives depend on getting the vaccine.

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  10. Angie says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      They’re also fundraising off this sh*t. Ghouls. Gotta cash in on their TDS affected supporters to help them wipe Trump and his supporters off the map. They did this to Sarah Palin, forcing her to resign her governorship (they were bankrupting her family) until they could label her a loser and quitter to block her from running in 2012. Never Trumpers were involved with that too.

  11. Dora says:

    Leftists blast Dolly Parton’s ‘5 to 9’ Super Bowl ad that celebrates ‘working’ for your ‘dreams’ — and the backlash is fierce

    ‘Why would singing the praises of work be “disappointing” to anyone but a commie?’


    • 1539days says:

      The people criticizing Parton are also working 5 to 9. Just after they get out of bed at 5 pm, to 9 pm, when they’re done complaining for a living.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I think she is on the dims shit list because she has said she may not accept The Presedential Medal of Freedom. Trump offered it to her twice. The first time her husband was sick and the second time was Covid lock down. She thinks it would seem political if she took it from Biden. She avoids politics. Well past due. She has given away over a million books.

  12. taw46 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh, we’re aware, and according to “science” and the anti-vaxxers, we’ll die with it or without it. Can’t wait for the billion dollar spin on that 😛

      • elliesmom says:

        The reality is we’re all going to die from something. That seems to be a piece missing from the equation. When I almost lost my infant son to SIDS, I joined a parent support group. The most effective speaker the group invited in showed us how the child mortality rate had gone down since our grandparents’ day. Indeed, in a group of 25 or so of us, all of us had a least one grandparent who had lost a child before the child was 12. My maternal grandparents had lost two, and my paternal grandparents had lost one I knew about. Ten of us had lost a sibling. The speaker’s point was as a society, we’ve developed a hubris about death. We think medical science can get us all well past 80, and anyone who dies before then has been short-changed. The vast majority of us living past twelve is the actual gift medicine has given us. The vaccine may keep people from dying from the cootie flu, but it’s not going to keep people from dying. That’s the message most people aren’t getting. They believe the vaccine is going to save their lives. Period.

        • elliesmom says:

          After I typed this, I went and took a shower. Standing there I realized saying a support grop for parents who have lost or almost lost a child invited someone in to talk about the staistics of children dying sounds like they were a cold, heartless bunch, and so am I for saying it was a good thing. But people who have lost a child to something for which there is no explanation spend a lot of time blaming themselves for the child’s death. I encountered the same thing with the parents of kids being treated for cancer. What did I do that gave my kid cancer? ED was convinced he was being punished for not being there when his best friend, after whom we had named this child, committed suicide. He needed to hear children dying is a natural part of life. The mother in the group who hated those of us who were lucky enough to walk in soon enough to catch our child and revive him needed to hear it wasn’t because we were better mothers. People, including children, dying is a natural part of life, and medical science might be able to delay it, but it can’t stop it.

          • Somebody says:

            You are right about parents of children with cancer. I never had that need to know why, just wanted to know the best path forward. My husband never had that need either, but my sisters, my oldest daughter and her church friends, as well as my mother and her church friends all had a burning desire to blame me. 🙄

            As if having a child with cancer wasn’t enough. My CA sister put the blame squarely on me for smoking (although I smoke outside and never in the car). For drinking diet coke while pregnant. For allowing my daughter to eat meats like bacon, ham and hotdogs. She absolutely KNEW it was my fault and if my daughter died her blood would be on my hands. My mom and other sister were less direct, but affirmed that view, my mother adding my sinful status to the list.

            Multiple times I was harassed at the hospital about getting down on my knees and begging God for forgiveness for some imagined horrible sin I committed that for some reason he chose to punish my child for. Convinced these church folks were that I had deep, dark, evil secrets.

            True confession, after several such encounters I did have some dark thoughts about those people🤣🤣

          • DeniseVB says:

            When I was pregnant with my boys in the 70’s, they had ashtrays in the OB/GYN waiting room. Both were normal birth weights, had they been bigger, they would have been c-sections. Boy, a lot has changed in 40+ years 😉

        • 1539days says:

          I didn’t know for a long time that my dad’s family had 6 siblings and two of them died young. This was back in the 1920s.

          • elliesmom says:

            I was traveling alone with my grandmother in Canada the summer I was nine when I developed appendicitis. The surgery was simple, and a child heals quickly, but they had to keep my grandmother sedated the entire time I was hospitalized. I found out she had lost a little six year old girl to a burst appendix. The doctors kept assuring her I would be fine because it had been caught early, but that just made her feel like she had failed her own child. It was a couple of years before she took me traveling farther away than a night in Boston.

            When we were caring for our son after his SIDS episode, I asked my mother if she could give me a night off so I could get a full night’s sleep. My mother often took my daughter for weeks at a time, but she was scared to death to take care of him. She ended up staying up all night and watching him breathe. When she saw how much I needed an occasional rest, she started taking him one night a month, but she continued to stay up all night that night. She didn’t believe me when I said I trusted her to care for him, and if something went wrong, I would know she had done her very best. Death is always part of living. Fearing it doesn’t make it go away. It just interferes with living.

        • John Denney says:

          And yet, for all our medical advancements, it’s interesting to note that around 1000 B.C., King David said:

          “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
          Or if due to strength, eighty years,
          Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
          For soon it is gone and we fly away.” – Psalm 90:10

          • elliesmom says:

            There have always been people who lived long lives. The numbers for average lifespan were a lot lower even a hundred years ago because so many people didn’t survive childhood, and that skewed the average lower.

    • Somebody says:

      They’re not concerned about awareness, they are setting up a nice slush fund. They’ll run Facebook ads so Zuckerberg gets most of his money back he invested to steal the election. Some family members will form “media” companies and skim a percentage off the top. Knowing how blatant and in your face Biden is, he may pay Hunter a few million to design a poster. You know since he’s a famous artist now and all that.🙄

    • Constance says:

      Corporate welfare for the dying media. The Democrats co-conspirators.

  13. Dora says:

    It’s never going to end. (Sigh)

    Georgia secretary of state opens formal inquiry into controversial Trump phone call about election results.

    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that his office was investigating the controversial phone call made by former President Donald Trump to him about the results of the presidential election.

    • Somebody says:

      Raffensperger should be careful what parts of Georgia he travels to. You know most of Deliverance was filmed in Georgia😉 “You got a pretty mouth boy”

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yep, we know 😉

      • Anthony says:

        I’ll give you $100 for a map of Georgia with a bull’s eye over the location that segment was filmed

        • Somebody says:

          Mostly in Rabun County Georgia. I can’t get a map to load in a link with just that county highlighted, because I’m technically challenged.

          Absolutely gorgeous area, there’s the Dillard House in Dillard it’s an inn, but they have cottages and cabins too and an excellent restaurant. Near Dillard is Sky Valley with lots of accommodations and beautiful vistas. To the south is Tallulah Falls which is a Victorian resort town, nearby is Tallulah Gorge state park which is probably the area you are looking for.😉 it’s actually a lovely area. Nearby to the west is Cleveland home of Cabbage patch dolls🤣 Also Helen which is a Bavarian style town. Then just west of there is Dahlonega which is a really neat little town with a gold mine.

          • Anthony says:

            So me & my pretty mouth just have to go traipsing all over Rabun county til I get lucky??? Gee, thanks…

          • Somebody says:

            Maybe, you never know, but if nothing else the scenery is gorgeous.

            Perhaps we should send Raffensperger south of Atlanta to the town of Juliette home of the Whistle Stop Cafe. I hear they have excellent BBQ, secret is in the sauce😉

      • lateblum says:

        Nailed it. I knew Biden reminded me of something very creepy but until now, I couldn’t out my finger on it.
        “Deliverance” was one of the most scary movies I’ve seen – “Psycho” was the most frightening. “Deliverance” kept me from traveling alone in the South until I was well into adulthood. “Psycho” scared me so badly that I locked every bathroom door – even in my own home – for years. I once locked myself in a hotel bathroom and couldn’t get out for quite a while due to the panic I triggered in myself! What a dolt!

        • DeniseVB says:

          Psycho did to showering what Jaws did to swimming in the ocean. 😀 Years ago the Long Island train shooter made me fear the subway for awhile, until it got too expensive to take cabs all the time.

  14. taw46 says:

    The memorandum released yesterday by our President’s legal team.

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  16. Angie says:

    • lateblum says:

      Hey Angie, did you hear anything about Twitter plans to charge people for using the platform? I just caught the tail end of the discussion on Maria this morning.

      • 1539days says:

        It might come to that if the engagement volume keeps dropping.

        • lateblum says:

          Thanks, Days. Makes sense. I hope they do start charging. It will further dissuade me from asking any more time over there. 😉

          • swanspirit says:

            My week ban from Facebook has weaned me from Facebook. I am just not as involved as I was, which was probably too much, anyway. If Twitter charges to use it, they will lose millions of people, if not billions worldwide. I hope they do it. I sure as Hell won’t pay.

          • lateblum says:

            I was suspended from Twitter a few years ago. They denied it even though I couldn’t post. I wish it had affected me the same way. Now, I am truly addicted to it and hope the do charge. I can’t afford anything extra for a few more years. Then I’ll have to get a car so that influx of $ will disappear quickly.

          • Angie says:

            I’m with you, Blum.

            Having to pay will be the thing that finally breaks my habit. 🤣

          • lateblum says:

            Wasting not asking

  17. lyn5 says:

    Here’s the ugly Trump hater.

    • lateblum says:

      And yes she is.

    • elliesmom says:

      This is why we shouldn’t unite with them. They need to join us.

    • elliesmom says:

      If I lived in that neighborhood, I’d get the neighbors to bring her food with get well cards.

      • Somebody says:

        I might participate with your suggestion EM, just to be a good neighbor. However, I’d sign my card “Do you feel lucky punk?”. Either that or I’d gush about sending over my “Aunt Minny’s” special chocolate pie🤣

        • elliesmom says:


          My grandmother always said the best way to get at someone was to make them feel small. Take away their pride. This woman believes she’s better than Trump supporters. Show her we’re bigger than she is.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Pity is the best weapon. Tell an enemy you pray for them you disarm. I get a kick out of the left thinking the right has not read Rules for Radicules. Anyway can I send you a digital copy of A Confederacy of Dunces. The title is taken from Jonathon Swift. ” When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ”
            I have given this book away a hundred times. Some have told me to fuck off. I love it. The author killed himself. His mom went a bit crazy hounding Walker Percy. He relented. He wanted to peruse and honestly tell a parent that he was sorry for her loss but the novel was just not publishable. He read it wanting to reject it. Meh. He couldn’t put it down. It won posthumously the Pulitzer. I love the humor it reminds me of Dostoyevsky and Don Quixote. A bit of Seinfeld. Admission of being an asshole for me screams truth. As I said I have given this tome to many. People hate it. I would ache to get your take. timjcain@yahoo.com. i will send you a kindle version. For some reason it would meanba lot to me. I guess it is because I respect you truly, madly.

          • elliesmom says:

            Thanks for the offer, but I’ve already downloaded it. I got sidetracked by a couple of books I needed to read for online book clubs I belong to, but I will get to it. This week I have to finish a scarf and gloves for a friend’s birthday so it will be a TV week. But next week there’s another snowy week predicted. Unless the grandkids come for school vacation, I should get some reading done. If this weather keeps up, I’m going to need to replace the cross-country skis I sold when ED wasn’t able to go skiing anymore. We never got to take Ellie skiing, but I think she’d like it.

  18. Dora says:

    Biden To Fire All Trump’s U.S. Attorneys Except Durham, Hunter Investigator

    President Biden is seeking resignations from all of President Trump’s U.S. Attorneys with the exception of John Durham and David Weiss.

    The move will pave the way for the former veep to choose the nation’s top federal prosecutors.


  19. helenk3 says:

    does anyone else here think that this 2nd impeachment farce is a distraction to change focus from what the benedicts are doing to a sham.
    I still think Jan 6th was a false flag operation orchestrated by the benedicts to continue on their hate Trump operations.

    • Constance says:

      I agree Helen. I don’t know what they are up to but It’s pure BS. And why is Bidens puppet masters free to run the government like a dictator with no push back through Executive Order? Is no one going to do anything to stop it?

  20. DandyTIger says:

    The show trial after the coup is happening. Not even going to bother watching the farce.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    WoW, it was the lowest rated Super Bowl since LBJ, lol !

  22. Dr. Myiq2xu says:

  23. Mothy67 says:

    My liquor store has a sign on the door. Temporary hours 11 to 6. I asked why. They do not have the staff to be open. I was intrigued. Pay starts at 13 which I would think coukd be decent supplemental income. 80 hours a month would cover groceries. They will not hire full time to start. So the dimocratic governor who is pushing to raise the min. wage to 15 for private businesses does a walk around in not subjecting the state to it’s own rules. Part time means no sweet benny package. 13 an hour p/t can only be used as extra income. I made significant money running/owning restaurants and bars. I would go out of business if I were running a state store like PA handles booze business. They literally have a monopoly and screw it up. The hours were 9 to 10. They are losing six hours of business a day?!?!?!?!? Also bars and restaurants have to buy alcohol from the state stores. 11 to 6 is not the ideal time to stock up. Lunch and dinner. Only a state run business can make up hours. Can you imagine if you ran any business in that manner. Making up hours on a daily basis?? Who are these people that create such an inept business model. Have they no work experience. I guess it looked good on paper to insist on part time. Save on bennies as you bleed to death. I bought into several profitable restaurants with sweat. I would tend bar, do paperwork, payroll, and manage. I saved my business partners tens if not hundreds of thousands. I got an interest. I got monthly checks for decades and I had no liability. I could have gotten 60 grand to manage. I lived on tips and invested what would have been salary. I did it for years. Thankfully last January I needed cash for my Aunts taxes. I am in Pittsburgh I couldn’t keep an eye on things. I negotiated buy outs. I could have gotten more but I took what I thought was fair. These we all independent small places. I don’t see any reopening. I am under the impression that all will file bankruptcy. I am not privy to current stats, but I did the numbers. There is no way you can stay afloat at 25%. You are better off not being open than 25%. That will not cover utilities. Imagine heating a place for a dozen people.
    I hear rumors that some proggies reset involves distributing restaurants to minorities. Good luck with that. I started working as a dishwasher at 15. I know the business. I have owned, been an investor. Worked for actual giants in the industry. I have done event planning. You can’t just hang a shingle. I have billions of certificates that New York made me pay for. Libs are bat shit. I had to sit through a 12 hour class to learn that serving a drunk person is not a good idea. I had to pay 700 dollars.
    My last abode before my shay pup was at 168th and Fort Washington. Inwood and Fort Tyron park was a stone throw away. I worked near Wall Street the A train was ten minutes. My apartment was on Columbia Presybytarian campus. Bill Clinton had his heart business done there. Right outside my apartment. Okay they didn’t saw him open on my street but they made commute a nightmare.
    I was a minority in Washington Heights/Inwood. There was a bar Coogan’s. A very special place. They opened in the 80’s when crack was destroying life. Irish pub that became an institution. It was a place where all could go. Hispanic, doctors, nurses, cops. I hood ideal. I hate kareoke. I hate Charlene. I’ve Been to Paradise but I’ve Never Been to Me. Every week they would torture me with that song. I would grab a book and head to New Leaf Cafe. I’d get a bottle of red and sit in a this wooded park. Bette Midler funds New Leaf Cafe. All proceeds go to NY park.
    I was a minority in Washington Heights. I had a content life there. Coogan’s was something special. It is gone because of Covid. I get a kick wrong word a burn out of libs telling me what it is like to live in a hispinic town as they dwell in SoHo lofts.
    Take a gander at Coogan’s.

  24. helenk3 says:

    weird thought
    did the benedicts just walk into a Trump Trap? They seem to be panicked that he would run again. The main reason for the 2nd impeachment farce. In 2024 he would be in his 80s, he already was president. he showed the world just what the benedicts were. he has no reason to run again. By their actions so shall you know them is something to be remembered today. Trump can be an advisor, king maker for the republicans who are smart enough to learn from him and let him help them. Also he can be a powerful enemy to those republican backstabbers and hurt them in any relection run.

    just my opinion

    • Constance says:

      I don’t see Trump running again but he stepped up, took his turn and showed the way forward to many people. I think FL governor DeSantis would be good. And Trump 2024 scares the hell out of DC. Also Trump was president when the fence went up in DC and the military came in. The fence took a long time to plan and stage, no one wakes up and says “Hey I’m gonna build me a miles long 12 foot fence today” So that whole situation has to be scaring the hell out of the DC rats. Notice they haven’t found a way to remove it all and things don’t look normal and won’t until it is gone There are no hordes of Patriots threatening only the same old Leftist Antifa/BLM/CIA who DC controls. I still say Democrats are not in control of that fence.

  25. taw46 says:

    So the Dems started out showing video from 1/6, all of which I have seen and more. Of course, they had the wording “Trump’s mob” throughout. And of course, no mention that some of these people were of the left. In fact, they showed some of John Sullivan’s video (Jaydenx). You know, Mr. Let’s Burn this shit down, BLM activist Sullivan.

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  28. Mothy67 says:

    I have had a few friends that dwell in pretty severe affluence attempt to define my relationship eternal bicker with my brat. I spent more than an hourin a children’s hospital i had a crib with a lid. It was pre surgery. Tests after test. We had a dormish room. Richie died crawling across the floor. I could not go to him. I was in a cage. I recall little. The light through the windowvon linoleum.
    Years later my sister woke me. She had to go to the bathroom and saw Scotty’s head. Baby was born right then. Years later he was in Poughkeepsie. Kid pushed him in a pool and he drowned. My sis had left him go outside alone at 4. I loved that child and knew my sister was not equipped. Inwent off to college. I should have stayed with cross eyed little brat. He would be Shayla’s uncle. I will give everything I own. My heart my soul to protect her. God she is my pride and joy. I have friends try and define my relationship with her as some sortbof gay reaction. I didn’t protect Scotty. I need to tend to my brat. It’s peculiar that the girl is an amazing swimmer. I yam what I yam cause
    i did live through the fun times of dying in a childrens hopital. Yep I did die. Years of that noise. I getted a life beyond that. Seriously life has afforded me knowing the Crawdads. Pretty blessed is I. And Shay is funny!!!! I couldn’t ask for anything more than her having a sense of humor.

  29. Mothy67 says:

    What a great song

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    Republican Retirements Continue Monday Monday marked the fourth Republican senator of the term to announce their retirement – this time was Richard Shelby of Alabama. He will follow Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), and Richard Burr (NC), who also plan to leave at the end of this session.

    • Somebody says:

      Shelby has been there forever, perhaps unlike his colleagues he didn’t want to take his last breath on the senate floor.

      The other 3 are not popular in their states, Burr is corrupt. They knew they would be facing tough primary challenges.

      That being said the PA seat will be tough, especially if the voting fraud isn’t corrected and/or if they allow mail in voting. NC will be tight, but winnable. OH will be a bit easier than NC, but still a tough fight. AL should be an easy winn for the Republicans unless Judge Roy Moore somehow wins the primary. I imagine Mo Brooks plans to run for that seat and he most likely will win. Sessions may try another run, who knows.

  33. votermom says:

    about to watch Fatima (2020) set in 1917 Portugal

  34. Anthony says:

    Just jumped in to the circus for a second, Bruce Castor doing an excellent job making his case

  35. Constance says:

    Thanks for the impeachment updates, I can’t bring myself to watch this crap. I plan to see the highlights later.

  36. swanspirit says:

    The vote is yea 56 nay 44, on constitutionality of trying a former President. F*ing Trump haters willing to just throw this country away.

  37. swanspirit says:

    Republican senators Collins, Cassidy, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Toomey all voted with Democrats. These names will go down in infamy. But mostly, they will go down.

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  39. DeniseVB says:

    LOL……. “Mike should send the kid a pillow so he can get some rest” 😀

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  42. swanspirit says:

    They were still trying.


    President Donald Trump pardoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Christmas Eve after a court found him guilty of tax fraud, bank fraud, and concealing his foreign bank accounts.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. thought his case against Manafort could go forward. But the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, put a stop to the case.

  43. Anthony says:

    Don’t know if anyone posted a link already but saw on the kyron that the W.H.O. says coronavirus came from a bat. Again.

  44. taw46 says:

    We will be paying for everything the next 4 years.

    • lateblum says:

      But not, apparently, for deaths caused by illegal immigrants or the drugs the cartel brings up here.

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  46. Mothy67 says:

    I wonder if the myPillow towels are any good. I could use some fresh. I have three bathrooms and tons of kids in and out. Nothing exists as a set anymore. I can also get decent sets for my nephews and nieces. It’s not the kinda thing they will spend money on. still make them Easter baskets. I can do towels, pj’s, pillows this year. I just need to find very large baskets.

  47. Island Girl says:

    I hope Klown never changes these amazing top pictures, I love them all.

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  49. Dora says:

    I guess I’m showing my age, but I remember the automat! Whenever my aunt brought me to the city for an event (circus, ice show, etc.) we would have our lunch there.

    Everything old is new again. 🙂

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