The Weekend Thread

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  1. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      If I have my mom’s side of the family’s longevity genes, I only have a couple of years left so I’m not going to worry about sea level rise. If I’m blessed with my dad’s genes, I might be around for another 20 years or so. In that case, I’ll enjoy my seaside home from atop my little hill. While I believe Kerry, the Obamas, and Bill Gates have enough hubris to believe they can stop plate tectonics, alter the cycles of the sun. and control weather patterns, I don’t believe they really think they can. They’re just power hungry. What is sad is the willingness of people to follow them. Anyone who questions anyone about anything is called “uneducated”, but being “educated” means you know what questions need to asked. Instead we have people fixated on one doomsday after another. Like in the Dark Ages.

  2. taw46 says:

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  4. taw46 says:

    Even CNN says it is fake.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think when he returned home, it’s made it worse for his “optics” by giving into the bullying media and Democrats. Now he’s in full damage control with all kinds of good samaritan photo ops. Meh, would have respected him more if he stayed with his family. At this rate the GOP will lose Texas. 😦

  5. Miranda says:

    I’m going to have to start saving the post introductory pictures to use as watercolor inspirations 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      I love looking at flowers. Playing with key words in the Bing search brings up so many different floral arrangements and colors, so therapeutic and creates the perfect blog canvas for the rest of you to fill in with news, politics and life in general. 😀

      • lateblum says:

        Seeing the flowers this week brought a bit springtime into my world. I’ve looked forward to seeing these photos every day. 💐

  6. taw46 says:

    I love these guys.

  7. Dora says:

  8. elliesmom says:

    I’m in daily contact with my friend in Texas. She has power, heat, and water again. She has ordered a real snow shovel to have should this happen again. She was using a dustpan to clear the snow. I suggested the broom might be better. 😉 She says the terra cotta pot thing with the candles that kept popping up on Facebook is like sitting around a campfire. If you’re close enough, it does make things a bit better. She also says putting your flashlight inside a plastic milk bottle, also suggested on Facebook is genius. She has also ordered a couple of those LED lightbulbs that turn on when the power goes off. They’re good for short power outages like a planned rolling blackout, but they only have 2-4 hours of power. I have a couple of them. It gives me time to find the other things I need.

    I’m really OK with this weather. The temps are bouncing around between the 20s and the 30s. If the sun comes out, it melts enough snow it never gets higher than my boots. When the top layer of snow gets gray and dirty, new snow falls and makes everything pretty again. The only issue is scheduling deliveries. I want to order groceries before Wednesday because bottom round roast is on a really good sale, and I think I may need to make another pot roast. I’m queen of the 6am delivery, but if it snows overnight, forget about my driveway and my steps. The street won’t even be plowed. The long range weather report says this storm is going to be rain on Monday with a sunny day in the 40s on Tuesday. I’ve set up a Tuesday afternoon delivery with my fingers crossed. If the rain on Monday turns into more snow instead, that should give enough time to get things cleared out again. February is almost over. March will bring more snow probably, but the days between the snowfalls will be warmer and brighter. – Pollyanna

    • DeniseVB says:

      Annie, too. From then child, SJP 😉

      • elliesmom says:

        I had never heard her sing before. I checked out the only other video I could find with her singing. I saw “Once Upon a Mattress” with Carol Burnett. She can sing and was very funny in the role as the Princess, but Parker belts out a song better.

      • lateblum says:

        That was good. Much better than I had anticipated. In fact, I first looked at it because that song is what dd#1 sang when she auditioned for the Children’s Chorus at the Lyric Opera when she was in the 7th grade.
        I’ll have to check out the other video that em referred to. 👍

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Two funny guys. Taylor’s going to have his own show on the Gaines’ Magnolia network with his Dude Dad personna. I see a future for Charlie too, love his videos and always glad when these guys team up.

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    The days are getting longer,
    Spring is on the way. 😀

  11. lateblum says:

    My friend and I were just talking about this while driving back from the vet’s with her kitten on Thursday. It was 5:40 and it was still light enough that I had no trouble seeing without the glasses that I wear to drive at night. Things are looking up here, too. 🌞

    • elliesmom says:

      Anyone who listens to Biden speak for more than a few minutes and can’t see he’s impaired is being willfully blind. One of things that’s going to be “fun” to watch is that as he becomes more impaired, his verbal filters are going to disappear. He’s going to be saying more and more what he really thinks. He made enough gaffes when he was 45 and knew better.

      • Woke Lola says:

        What a Manchurian candidate really looks like. Hollywood imagined a nice looking young man, but looks like older addled men are better props for deep state governance.

        • lateblum says:

          Yup and all he needs to do is sign his name on the EOs. Makes no never mind that he has no idea what he is signing. Sadly, at some point Joe won’t even be able to sign his name. But before that time, he’ll be “retired” by Nanzi Pelosi and the 25th amendment. I wonder what Dr Jill will do then. Is there a retirement home where they send First Ladies when their “former potus” husbands have worn out their usefulness?

          • elliesmom says:

            A widowed First Lady still has a place in society, but if Joe is still alive, but not able to socialize the way an ex-president usually can, then she becomes “Limbo Lady”. It’s not appropriate for her to go out on the town or to take lavish vacations without him. Her social life becomes centered on their family and an intimate circle of friends. Like Nancy Reagan while Ronnie was still alive after they left the White House. She kept a low profile. Jill is already experiencing being in limbo. She probably can’t do much entertaining in the White House in the evening, and she probably can’t pop off anywhere for a vacation like Michelle Obama did. If she has announced a “First Lady” project, I’ve missed it.

  12. Dora says:

    This is so sad!


    Photo Essay: Washington DC Is Now a Complete Hate-Filled Cesspool

    • Mothy67 says:

      I was just thinking about the lovely young woman I met at the Trump hotel. No not that one. Get ya filthy minds out of the gutter. The bartender. It was 13 dollars for a house bourbon and soda. I had a few hours between trains so I kicked back a few. I am someone who in youth worked at Hotel atop the Bellview in Filthydelphia. (think Legioneer’s Desease) i made chat with da bar keep. She told me it was the best job she ever had. Single black mom. I have done her job. There was not one day I would have praised my employer. In fact when Shaypup was wee I was ordered as the day time bartender to work through the dinner shift. The Penguins had advanced to playoffs and theyvdid not have staff. I let them know where their dinner dangled. I did not need the job. They were getting a professional event planner for 7.50 an hour.
      Anywho I chewed the curd with the Trump Hotel bartender. Yes she was black. Single mom. She sang the praises. I been done dat that job. I have nothing nice to say about Hilton or Marriot. Not even if you paid me. I could make 700 in an evening, but bugger off ass wipes.
      As it were. I wanted Trump gifts. I had to depart bar and go around the building to shop. I gathered a few orange Trump T’s. My itty bitty mind was blown away by the kindness. I bought orange T’s. Hoodies were not in my budget. T’s were 30. They gave me tons of stuff at check out. I don’t know what you call it but for each T. they gave me those cradles you place a spoon in while cooking and large candy dishes. I spent 60 on t’s but walked out with a fire sale from a blm rally. I went back to bar. Talked with the woman behind the stick. She had nothing but praise. Repeating myself but I actually did the same job. You will never find me saying anything nice. I had da brat in 2007. I was treated like shit for putting my bagette first. I took a breakfast bartending job with very clear instructions that she came first. That was fine until it wasn’t. The Trump hotel woman expressed how they bend over backwards to accommodate her being a mom.
      Why have we never heard from emplyees.?.?

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  14. Dora says:

    Oh wow! Yum, Yum.

    This will drive them nuts. 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      Arby’s is my favorite fast food place, but I don’t live near one anymore. When they had their fresh deli-style sandwiches, they came on fresh whole wheat bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese with your choice of roast beef or turkey. They had corned beef for awhile, but I guess they weren’t as popular. The last time I was there, I was back to Beef and Cheddars. There was one down the street from a fabric store where everything was a $1.99/yard. There’s a Chick-Fil-A in the parking lot of JoAnn Fabrics here. I think it’s great, but I still miss Arby’s. Of course, I haven’t inside a fabric store in over a year.

      • 1539days says:

        I think Arby’s still has roast beef for Ruebens, which is great because you have to buy a lot of ingredients to make one yourself. Then you end up having to eat 5 to use them up.

        • 1539days says:

          Oops. I meant corned beef.

        • swanspirit says:

          ❤ a good Reuben sandwich. Now I want one!

          • elliesmom says:

            I’m not a fan of sauerkraut, but I love corned beef. Piled high with a slice of Swiss cheese and spicy mustard on rye bread. I’m not sure why, but my husband was convinced he didn’t like corned beef and wouldn’t try it. When we lived in Illinois, there was a shop nearby where you could buy a corned beef from a big barrel. The first thing my dad did when he visited was to head on over there and a buy a couple. He’d cook them, share one with me, and then wrap the other up for the drive back to Boston. Five or six years after we returned east, ED decided to try corned beef. He decided it was really good after all. I told him he had missed the opportunity to have the best corned beef ever. I buy a small one and cook it every once in awhile.

          • lateblum says:

            Did you ever go to Kaufman’s Deli in Skokie? The BEST kosher corned beef in the known world.
            I love Reuben sandwiches. (I used to tell my kids they were named for my father.) Gosh! I may have to drive over to Kaufman’s when I go visit Calamity and Big Sis today.

          • elliesmom says:

            Yes, ED wirked in Skokie.

          • elliesmom says:

            He worked there, too. 🙂

          • jadzia1971 says:

            OMG I LOVED KAUFMAN’S. That is all.

  15. Dr. Myiq2xu says:

  16. Mothy67 says:

    Get this
    I might buy a Sonic Burgerbor other chain. There are none around here. I can sniffle out the buy in. I being gay with a long history of health issues gives me a legbup. I have very good credit. Everything is silly. Ma brat wants a job. She is only 14. I looked up places where she can work. Kids can have jobs but there are rules. Anywho I plugged in our info. I got an offer to buy a franchise. I had open heart in 1970??? I snorted blow at Studio 54. I qualify for a loan as a disabled person????

    • Mothy67 says:

      I am considering. I have been part owner of several restaurants. I can do the paperwork. I owned a profitable bar. My savings earn squat. Why not sink it into what I have done since age 15. No one is going to read my writing— ever. I kid myself thinking I am an artist. For real I turned 54 in January. Yeah I think Shay is art. I am proud of her. With her. My brat is a force but covid has really exemplified how big a jack ass i am. I do nothing. I just sit and watch bad tv. I see the scars. My forearm, my groin, my ankle, the hole in my throat. My sternum broke on a snowy night. One side is half an inch higher. I didn’t get “fixed” cause I was fragile. Gee what fun. I be a dude who did 9 months in rehab. Not Beverly Hills rehash. No thanks. I did Staten Island with hard core criminals. Blah, blah , blah. I had to pick up cans to eat, but I did not perish. I wish I were Elliesmom. How great it would be for Shay. I am not her. I be a f a g g ot throw away. I ain’t playing. My child will not suffer the wounds I felt. We are not playing that game. I am indebted so much to this site. Thank you.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My daughter got a job in a nice restaurant bussing tables at 14, you may want to check that out?

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  18. taw46 says:

    What gives the CDC the right to issue “orders”, especially to the Coast Guard?

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  21. Dora says:

    The Lighter Days of the ‘Cuomo Brothers’ Show Are Long Gone

    It’s very early in the probe, but current and ex-law enforcement officials say possible investigative avenues could include looks at potential false statements, any scheme to defraud the feds of funds or misuse of funds

  22. Mothy67 says:

    U2 Bad

  23. lyn5 says:

    The deadly riot only killed Trump supporters.
    The New York Post reported, “Skaters arriving at Central Park’s two ice rinks are in for a cold awakening next week — the rinks, which are both managed by the Trump Organization, are being shuttered by City Hall to punish the former president for the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, The Post has learned.

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  25. DeniseVB says:

    Great one-shot scene.

  26. taw46 says:

  27. taw46 says:

    Yay! We get to hear the real President speak next week.

  28. votermom says:

  29. DandyTIger says:

    A little Julian change of pace:

  30. elliesmom says:

    I started watching Tell Me Your Secrets, the new series on Amazon Prime. It’s good, but after three episodes I decided it’s too dark to binge. So I went to Tubi and turned on A Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.. I got to see part of the Appalachian Trail I’ve never hiked and enjoy some gentle laughs. It was a nice antidote to serial rapists and murderers. Tubi is free with commercials. This is the first time I’ve checked it out. The commercials aren’t always cut in at good points, but there aren’t an obnoxious number of them.

  31. Mothy67 says:

    I have known Klown posse for years. Please tell me if you encounter It’s a Sin know it does not reflect me. Thanks.

  32. lateblum says:

    I tried to post this earlier but my little iPad here wouldn’t let me do anything so I had to turn it off. I came back so I could post this. Enjoy!!

    • elliesmom says:

      My niece collects mutts, but until he died recently, she had a champion long-haired dachshund. She started showing him as young teen, and while her parents were going through a nasty divorce so I took her to a lot of the dog shows. After the hound division was done, I’d slip over to watch the agility trials. Dogs don’t need a pedigree to enter, and other than changing the height of the gates, tiny dogs and huge dogs compete on the same course. When I got Ellie, she was a high energy puppy so I got the bright idea of taking her for agility training. She’d hop over the gates, walk along the balance beam, and even go up and down the seesaw with no sign of fear. But when she got to the tunnel, she’d plunk her little puppy bum down and refuse to budge. To this day she won’t go into dark enclosed spaces. Hank’s crate has a cover that turns it into a cave, and Ellie wants no part of it. He crawls as far into the back of it as he can get and snuggles down now that he’s figured out I’m never going to shut the door on it. The dogs who compete in agility trials appear to love performing, and I think Ellie might have liked it, too, except for that tunnel. 🙂

    • Constance says:

      Very impressive! I have about 10 dog lovers I can send that to.

  33. lyn5 says:

    When the fake president had dementia …

    • lyn5 says:

      Love this reply.

      Gina Stevens @GinaSte07957689

      Has Biden accomplished anything positive during his first month in office?
      Or is he just there to break things?

    • Constance says:

      Probably waiting for the snow to melt off the roads! I guess Seattle had it easy. We did get the foot of snow and we aren’t able to plow since we don’t own a fleet of plows and no one has even a snow blower but after 3 days it warmed up to 46 and every thing thawed out. Also earthquake supplies are considered a legit gift so almost everyone has something to eat.

  34. lyn5 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think Kirstie was the only Cheers alum that didn’t make a guest appearance on Frasier because her Scientology beliefs were against psychiatry. Even Shelly Long (Diane) showed up in one story line.

    • 1539days says:

      Someone posted Christopher Lloyd, who was a guest on Cheers and a Klingon in ST3. There’s also Derek McGrath, who was on a few Cheers episodes and a ST: Voyager episode.

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  36. Dora says:

    Amid Capitol riot, FBI released files from Kennedy-era investigation into Nancy Pelosi’s father

    In a 1961 memo to the White House, an agent summarized allegations that Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. took payoffs from applicants to the police force, and helped to hinder the investigation and prosecution of crimes.

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    • lateblum says:

      The world has likely seen the last of Cory Bernardi. Like those protestors who “stormed the Capitol” are being charged with crimes and are being held as political prisoners, Cory will find himself out of a job and tossed into a cell somewhere with “charges pending”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Brandon’s still only communicating through his staff, which is weird. He’s lawyered up and they’re just asking for donations w/o details.

    • Constance says:

      Great article. Now I would like to see some articles on how DC is an abandoned looking hellscape and no one has even repaired the damage from the Democrat youth summer riots. We need daily blog reminders of what the government has done to a once beautiful city just so they could hold on to power and inflict their idiot policies of the country.

  39. DeniseVB says:

    MadTV was always funnier than SNL, IMHO…………

    • elliesmom says:

      Elliesdad loved MADtv, and it was on while our son was in high school. When he would bring his girlfriends around, his dad would tease them about needing to have “lowered expectations”. He was really funny, and the girls would end up laughing when they figured out they were being had. Our son was usually quite serious as was his father, but when his dad started in on something like that, he could give as good as he got. Most of the girls had no idea who “Stuart” was, and that made it even funnier. When our daughter brought the man she’d eventually marry home to meet us, she introduced Elliesdad this way. “I’d like to meet my father, and you might need to lower your expectations.” She got him first. ❤

      • DeniseVB says:

        Gee, I wonder why it got cancelled? /sarc. I remember it was after Obama’s election and the show never came back after Christmas break. Maybe it was this? LOL…….

        • lateblum says:

          I didn’t know MadTV was still on then. I don’t know if it was even shown in Chicago back then. But if it had been on, it would’ve been pulled after that skit. 😂🤣😂

    • 1539days says:

      The first year MadTV on was on the air, the joke was that performers who didn’t get on MadTV ended up on SNL. Presumably, it was because MadTV auditioned first, but I loved Mad Magazine and Fox was willing to do edgier humor than the tired crap on SNL.

  40. Dora says:

    Yikes! 🙂

  41. Mothy67 says:

    i watched Its a Sin after reading reviews
    the silly press made it sound like it was anti straight it’s just goofy quite funny

  42. Dora says:

    • swanspirit says:

      Jeebus Christmas. There are SO MANY more morons on this planet than I thought there were. I don’t really drink soda any more, but when I do I get Birch Beer, and put ice cream in it to make an ice cream soda for a real treat. Don’t do that, you might get seriously spoiled! 🍧🍧🍧🍧 It’s so delicious.😍
      But I would like to think that every once in a blue moon I could have a coke without having to worry about being white.

      • elliesmom says:

        Can you imagine what the response would be if I sat a bunch of black kids down in school and told them they needed to be less black? I’m not sure what the benefit would be to white kids for acting less white, but I can tell you acting less black would make black students more successful in school. If white kids acted less white, that might lower the bar for black kids, but that wouldn’t be helpful to any of the kids. I had to chuckle when Coke suggested white people need to be more humble and less arrogant. They obviously haven’t spent any time in a racially diverse high school. Perhaps, the arrogance of the average black male is bravado, but there’s very little humility on display. There’s a lot more cultural appropriation from white kids trying to act black than black kids believing their culture is inferior.

        • swanspirit says:

          I know I am a dreamer, but can you imagine, asking a class of kids how they would act, if they weren’t black or white, or any ethnicity at all.
          I have some small experience teaching, but it was on a psychiatric unit with kids in groups for specific purposes, like anger management, relaxation therapy, or health. I loved those groups. And my “pupils” were definitely a diverse bunch.
          One of the most fun, was a health course in reproductive health. None of them wanted to come to group. It would be booooring! So I called it Sex Class, and they all showed up. Sometimes, it’s all in how you frame it. 😉👍

          • elliesmom says:

            The high school I taught in was two big squares with courtyards in the middle of each one. Where the hallways formed a tee, a bunch of black students would collect between classes. If white kids tried to pass through the tee to change classes, they’d be bullied and harrassed. No white girl would approach her next class by passing through that intersection. Some kids would go up to the second story and come back down again to avoid it. Any teacher who tried to intervene faced getting their tires slashed or worse. My classroom was on the outside of one of the squares on the first floor so I had a door inside my classroom that went directly outside. Another teacher who also had an outside door on the other square and I let the kids pass through our classrooms to avoid the intersection by going outside. After school you could get high just passing through.

            The second year I taught there, we got a new principal, and he brought an armed policeman into the school fulltime. Benny road a bicycle inside the school (yes, it was that big). The kids never knew where he’d show up next, and within a few weeks he had cleared the problem. Some of the black kids and their parents complained to the school committee that Benny was a racist, and the whole school was culturally insensitive. Masses of white kids showed up to support Benny, and a sizeable number of black kids, too. The school committee offered the complaining students a transfer to the alternative high school. It was where the kids who had come in contact with the law for violent crimes were sent. Some of the kids took the offer, but most just gave up and lived with the new rules.

            I have to wonder how things might turn out today in the same circumstances.

          • Mothy67 says:

            i had my bad girl out for walk one of the people with liberal signs in the yard informed me I was a hater
            okay then I was clad in a very orange Trump tee and my faga hat you know the one rainbow
            hmmm Miriam has lived here for years I hate Gina i call her nemesis She is my friend but we hate each other Gina has black kids no one cares except the crazy Sandi is wrought with aches and pains covid took place the fancy pants with gushing liberal yard signs never checked on her she was NEXT door from people barking signs like no human is illegal she was broke and had never had internet i had a tablet for my sister it was unlimited i gave it to Sandi. My sis didn’t want it and life threw me a curve ball i bought a 5 dollar scratch off and won big. i bought Sandi a better tablet. She had never had facebook it cost me 15 a month 15 dollars to give an elder a life line cost is nothing to me
            i buy her meds. She told me about the very nice guy that she gave 100 to for shoveling her walk I do her path but she pays the smack head: but but but Sandi gets facebook i can get a pandemic lady connection. She makes contact with family Who cares the why. She is different than she was it is a win

        • 1539days says:

          Bill Cosby tried doing that. Hollywood took away his rapist protection.

  43. elliesmom says:

    We finally made it! The lake is frozen solid enough the kids are out skating, the snowmobilers are doing donuts, the hill that ends at the shore has sledders, and a couple of geezers have drilled a hole, and they’re ice fishing from a canoe. Mostly they’re the “rescue squad” should someone fall in. This may be the only day this winter they get to do this. Tomorrow we have rain predicted and temps in the 40s. In a week or so nights with the temps in the single digits night after night will be a thing of the past for another year. They may already be. But it was fun watching the excitement. Maybe part of it is that it’s such a brief time every year they get to do it. They’ve been sledding all winter, but it’s different when you can sled across a frozen lake. 🙂

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  45. Dora says:

    Chuck Schumer rips Texas for ignoring climate change

    US Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday slammed Texas for getting caught off guard by last week’s massive winter storm — saying the Lone Star State is paying the price for ignoring climate change.

    “The bottom line is, Texas thought it could go it alone and built a system that ignored climate change,” Schumer said during a Lower East Side press conference, referring to the state’s decision to stay off the country’s national power grid.

    “It was not what’s called resilient, and now Texas is paying the price,” Schumer said.

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  47. lyn5 says:

    Facebook censored this when I shared it. The teapot went against its commie standards.

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