Monday, Open Thread

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  1. elliesmom says:

    How beautiful! I have vases like that. They spend the winter with large pillar candles in them because they make falling asleep with a lit candle safer. It will soon be time to exchange the candles for flowers again. If I lose power in the summer, I just go to bed earlier. 🙂

  2. Dora says:

    I admit that I enjoy his movies (especially the ones filmed on the streets of NYC) and I think he is a great writer, but apparently he is a sicko.

    • taw46 says:

      I think they both are sickos. Not interested, heard it all before when it was in the news for months and months.

  3. taw46 says:

    “ It is absolutely critical to the Democratic narrative that the January 6 incident be made to seem as violent and crazed as possible. Only thus can pro-Trump Americans be excluded from ‘our democracy’ and transformed into ‘domestic extremists’ if not, indeed, into ‘domestic terrorists’.”

  4. Dora says:

    Imagine what these people would think if they could see the city now? 🙂

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  6. DeniseVB says:

    Putting it all into perspective………

  7. taw46 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Not only Covid, but feral mobs of arsonists and looters made a lot of businesses not bother to reopen.

      • Anthony says:

        The other side of that equation is that if businesses were open, there’d be more foot traffic, which means more witnesses and the possibility of more people defending the stores from looters. Midtown is empty, except for criminals looking to mug or rob you.

        If law enforcement didn’t have their wings clipped by our corrupt communist mayor, there would have been repercussions for the looters, arsonists and anarchists.

        • Dr. Myiq2xu says:

          Rob and murder someone in NYC and your odds of getting away with it are pretty good. But if you are an otherwise law-abiding US citizen who carries a gun illegally and you waste a mugger who tries to rob you they will assemble a multi-agency task force to track you down.

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  10. Dora says:

    How stupid does Hollywood look after giving Andrew Cuomo an Emmy for his coronavirus performance?

    • Dr. Myiq2xu says:

      Not as stupid as the Nobel Committee that gave Obama the NPP or the Pulitzer Committee that gave the NYT a Pulitzer for their coverage of Russian Collusion.

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  12. elliesmom says:

    I got sent a link this morning about scrapping teaching algebra II, and teaching kids things like how to figure out what the real cost of borrowing money is instead. How to figure out compound interest is algebra II. But the reality is there are free apps out there where you can enter the amount of money you want to borrow, what the interest rate is, and what the period of the loan is. Most banks have them, and they’re free to use. The app will tell you what your monthly payment is and what the total amount of money you’ll end up paying is. Whether borrowing that much money is a good investment or not isn’t something your math teacher can teach you. He probably borrowed $100,000 to get a $29,000/year job.

    But there is a hole in our math curriculum, and it’s in geometry. We used to spend hours and hours in geometry class learning how to do proofs. If A=B, and B=C, then A also equals C. Today’s geometry curriculum has switched its focus to finding the area and perimeter of shapes and away from doing proofs. My theory is it’s because it’s harder to test a student’s ability to solve a multi-step geometric proof on a multiple guess test. But kids need the ability to recognize logical fallacies. They need to be able to see that statements like ” We’ve had so few cases of influenza this year because people have been conscientious about wearing masks and social distancing” and other statements like ” We’re seeing spikes in covid-19 because peopl are refusing to wear masks and social distance.” can’t both be true. One or the other can be true, or they both can be false. If you live in Canada, and you know the things the NYT says about what’s bappening in your country are false, then maybe it’s more likely what they say about the USA is false, too, than that it’s the gospel truth. At least 10 times a day I read a logical fallacy posted on FB, and I want to ask the person if he wants fries with that comment, but then I realize the muscle that he needs to follow an argument to a logical conclusion is one that hasn’t had much exercise.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Our STEM education has become a joke. Meanwhile China and other places are continuing to excel. Never mind going back to outsource our working class jobs, very soon we’ll be doing the same to all STEM jobs. We’re very quickly turning into a ruling class and a peasant class with nothing in between. Not sure what the end game of that will be, but it won’t be pretty.

    • DandyTIger says:

      And really, since we’ve learned that math is racist, better to just not do any math education at all. And really, science is obviously anti trans and probably racist, get rid of that too.

      • elliesmom says:

        I think part of the problem is we stopped teaching STEM classes in the Physics for Poets mode. Every math class, every science class, every technology course has to meet the standard of “this course will prepare you to major in this subject in college”. That scares a lot of kids from signing up. A course in physics that stresses the concepts instead of equations can be extremely helpful to people who are not going to be physicists or engineers. It’s kind of cool to know why your kitchen sink has a trap and how it works, and unless you’re going to be a plumber, exactly where it needs to be positioned isn’t all that important. Knowing why we shouldn’t mix ammonia and bleach when we clean the bathroom could save lives even if we can’t balance the chemical equation. Understanding how life on earth would be different if ice didn’t float is kind of cool to think about. If we had more science literacy in the population, that would be a good thing. That’s a bigger issue than not having enough scientists.

        When I went to teacher school, I passed through all of the math requirements without taking any additional courses so I have no direct knowledge of how hard the math classes are. If you aren’t going to be a math teacher, but are going to teach science, you must take a pre-calculus course. If you’re going to teach history or English, you must take algebra. But the math course every teacher really needs to take is statistics. Most people who struggle through the teaching methods classes have no trouble writing a lesson plan, but they fail at being able to the kind of math teachers need to do. At the university where I got my teaching credentials, there was a prof from psychology department who taught the summer statistics course for psychology majors. If there were seats left, he let the would-be teachers in. On registration day there was a line out the door to sign up for his class. He told me he followed the exact same curriculum as the course in the math department. He was just better at telling people they weren’t too stupid to pass the class.

        We need to have a nation of citizen scientists now more than ever. They need to know that science is just a way of thinking about the world. They need to know they’re capable of understanding the big picture even if the tiny details escape them. They need to know science is never “settled”, and anyone who tells you it is is a charlatan. They need to know what words like “theory” mean and the difference between a “fact” and a “belief”. They need to know science isn’t racist or sexist. It doesn’t care about your race or your gender, and there’s only “the truth”- something scientists are constantly searching for. There’s a mindset some people have where they want to belong to a secret club where the members know things and want that knowledge to exclusive to the club. Unfortunately, some of them become teachers.

        • John Denney says:

          I’ve always been fascinated by how things work.

          If you know how it works, then when it stops working you have a good idea of how to figure out why and get it working again. Sometimes that involves re-designing it. 🙂

    • Mothy67 says:

      My niece graduated with an absurd GPA. She attended a community college her senior year. The district offered AP and college. I knew it was a hot mess. I’d say it was more like middle school. Everybody it seemed got an A. She was completely lost. Her education was all about feelings. She came close to dropping out her freshman year. Thankfully she swallowed her pride. It was brutal that her identity was shattered. She had no idea how to study. They spoon fed them to test. I had taken a PeP course. She is excelling now, but she did not have the equipment when she started college. I ran into something similar with Shay when they switched to common core. It was like they through all the kids to the wolves. No one knew what was going on. Teacher’s got angry with parents. Parents got angry with teachers. I broke out a credit card and sent Shay to tutoring. I was not letting her hate math. She is in Algebra II, she is not a math brain. She gets sent to local colleges. Has been on magazine covers. Met with state senators. She has mad respect for Tay. He is Vietnamese and close to a math genius. He hates being that smart ( answers everything with IDK- no matter what you ask he says I don’t know)
      My thing was/is that they treated the newer math like it was punishment. I think someone in obama administration said rich white kids will find out they are not so special. I don’t even dislike common core now. I was livid when my brat’s education was being abused. I could not make heads or tails of her homework. I might be dim, but I should be able to process 4th grade math. I believe math is organic. Singing, dancing, sports, fine art are all math. I was fortunate that I saw baby brat struggle. I fixed it. Many if not most just allowed it to flow. I have a nephew. He is not actually my nephew. He is black and my brother’s wife’s sister’s kid. He attends same school and same grade as Shay. He is always failing. I am like bugger off. Age (AJ) is not stupid he has just never been provided focus. The young man can build a lamp. That is math. I wonder if it is outdated that we teach math in this industrial revolution manner. I took a test years ago. I scored well. I got a free ride because of a test. Engineering scholarship to Purdue. I thought engineers drove trains. I was at best going to local community. I struggled so hard with literature. It made it worthwhile for me to disect Death of a Salesman. It was work for me to contemplate Desdamonna. Our generals wife is now our general. Discovering the term housewife. Linda was married to the house not the man Willy. Shakespeare. I could do math but I had to work to surrender to Eugene. I try and understand who I am— I gotta getta monster. Shayla Rayne is maybe someone I might actually care about. I see math as a story. There is so much drama in an equation.

      • elliesmom says:

        Some of us learn to read organically. Wemdon’t remember ever not knowing how. For some people learning to read is a process. We’ve worked long and hard to develop methods that teach people how to pronounce the words. Things like “Hooked on Phonics”. But we didn’t stop there. Being able to sound out all the words doesn’t guarantee a child understands what she’s reading. We continue teaching reading until there’s both an ability to read the words and to understand them, too.

        The same thing is true in math. Some of us instinctively understand what numbers mean. It’s like being conversant in another language. But for other people learning math is a process. We’ve developed rules for being able to get the right answer to problems that don’t require much understanding of what the numbers really mean. And for years we’ve been satisfied if kids could get the answer. Now the expectation has changed, and we want kids to understand the numbers at the same level we expect them to understand words. The problem is we unleashed this expectation to teach them on a lot of people who don’t understand numbers themselves, and most parents don’t understand why the way they learned math isn’t good enough for their kids. That it has turned into such a mess is lack of preparation and planning.

        It’s not unusual for a really smart kid to hide his intellect if his social group doesn’t have a lot of respect for being a smart kid. I had a student whose parents were both Harvard professors. She was failing everything to keep a boyfriend. When he dumped her anyway, she became an honor student. Life is full of decisions even when you’re a teenager.

        • 1539days says:

          I suck at reading people, which is why I believe “emotional intelligence” is a real thing. However, I have almost an intuition when it comes to numbers and visual learning. I’m becoming a “go to” at work when it comes to making charts in Excel, not because of Excel so much, but because I have an understanding of what representation looks good.

        • Constance says:

          Funny story…One day when my daughter was about 5 I had to finish my taxes so I had her invite her friend Martha over. Martha could decode words at an adult reading level. My daughter could not decode words at all but she is an engineer now and had a practical linear approach to problems back then. They decided to play with a new, un-assembled toy and were pestering me to assemble it. I told them I was working and don’t interrupt me. So Martha read the directions out loud but didn’t appear to comprehend what she had read and my daughter listened to the words Martha read and did the assembly. I was amazed that together two 5 year olds with individual skill gaps managed to assemble a toy that came in about 15 pieces.

          • elliesmom says:

            Kids are remarkably good at sorting out who can do what part of a task better and delegating responsibility. That’s how so many little streams get dams built on them and mounds of snow get turned into sled jumps. The time I spent training to teach at NASA focused a lot on how to get small groups of kids to learn how to work together to solve problems. When you say “group project” to a class of older kids, they groan. But it’s not because they don’t like to work together. It’s because they don’t trust being graded together. When each kid is assigned a discrete area of the project to do and is graded on that part of the project, and then the whole group gets a P/F grade on their success or failure, the stakes in the success of the project become shared. By the end of my engineering projects course, the kids would groan if I gave them an individual assignment. “That’s not fair, Mrs. Berserky!”

            If kids are eventually allowed to choose their own teammates, they learn about the cost of choosing your friend over the person who can do the job best. When they draw the straw that makes them the team leader, they discover there’s a difference between being the boss and being bossy. That’s the way things work in the real world, and the skills to operate that way are very valuable. It’s ludicrous to teach kids it’s bad to share their skills and expertise with each other for 12 or 13 years and then expect them to work cooperatively to get a job done in the workplace. Most of the time school squashes the natural ability little kids have to work together.

  13. taw46 says:

    • 1539days says:

      Also, being on assistance as qualification.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’m starting to root for the Dems (and woke and identity shit) to win and keep pushing this crap. The sooner we can get to burning it all down, the better.

      • Jentx says:

        You don’t post enough here Dandy I realized today it is over. They’re all in on it the justice department the executive the legislature we have zero redress we will have zero chance at Justice there is no governmental agency or constitutional protection that is still a valid form of allowing us to live free in the United States of America. And if anyone wants to slam me for being negative go for it truth hurts sometimes and this is truth. The truth is the only way we’re going to take back power since all of the legal avenues are corrupt is to take what is ours and that means war. If I hear one more person talk about 2022 I’m going to lose my mind what the fuck are you talking about do you know what states are already talking about buying more dominion machines states that don’t have dominion machines are looking to buy them give me a fucking break. We can’t keep spinning our Wheels because even those of us who are mentally well will soon lose that. You may say I’m a crazy negative bitch but I’m going to tell you this America’s dead as we know it if we want to bring her back to life we’re going to have to fight for her and it’s not going to be pretty but at this point with men chestfeeding The Muppets being racist and China owning us what could be worse. And I’m also tired of looking like a fool and now I cannot listen to anything nothing I don’t need to hear it it triggers me I already know what’s going on it’s bad and it’s only going to get worse so when y’all figure out who’s going to lead us and where the battles going to start please let me know until then I’m just hanging waiting praying and getting angrier by the millisecond

        • DandyTIger says:

          Great rant. And sadly spot on. We’re so fucked. And I’m not seeing much in the way of better places to go. But having just said that, pretty soon almost anywhere will be better places to go.

          • Jentx says:

            You know I thought that too and then the whole world started going batshit crazy. Ireland is arresting people for breaking covid-19 to rescue a dog, Scotland is outlawing any speech that is offensive to anyone, and Boris that demigod in England just came out slamming Trump this on the cusp of England going belly-up did the Muslim Invasion and draconian covid-19 lockdowns. Greece is so bat shit crazy about covid-19 can’t even leave your room without testing for covid-19 having the vaccination and testing again and getting a note from your doctor. Two people from the same family aren’t even allowed to travel in the same cab and this was my go-to country if if what is currently happening is actually happening which it is happening. There’s no place to hide there’s no place to go it’s stand-your-ground time and if you don’t realize it wake the fuck up. I am so angry and disappointed and sad shit where are my reparations I’ll tell you where they’re currently being used to pay black lives matter to burn down a hard-working black men store. I wish I could go somewhere and turn off my brain but there’s nowhere to go once you know the truth it follows you like a heat-seeking missile and all we can do is wait hope pray and get ready to fight. If Donald Trump doesn’t say this tomorrow I don’t know what I’ll do cry most likely. If he talks about 2022 it’ll kill me because that’s about as fake news as the Muppets being racist please Donald tell us the truth be the man you are break it down in plain words so that we can get to fighting cuz the sooner we get to fighting the sooner we can win.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Funny that my FB is mind reading again, I keep getting pop-up ads from International Living promising me countries I can live in for $2k/month. 😀

          • Dr. Myiq2xu says:

            Periodically Mother Nature adds some chlorine to the gene pool to weed out the unfit and less fit. (Mother Nature is a bloodthirsty bitch.)

            I sense one of those “evolution in action” moments is imminent. On the bright side, the survivors will enjoy a planet far less crowded than it is today, and the self-appointed elites of today are unlikely to make the final cut.

        • Constance says:

          If Dominion voting machines are a given then Patriots must hack them and use them to change results in their favor. The name of the game is out cheat the Democrats.

    • Anthony says:

      God, Jen ‘Chuckie’ Psaki thinks that being if female gender and having a history of getting free stuff from the govt are the only necessary criteria for being qualified? No value in related experience? Track record? Private sector experience? Acumen? Lol – ok, here we go into the Biden admin. This is going to be a shit show of epic proportions, hope we survive it.

  14. taw46 says:

    “…. charged with entering a restricted building or grounds and disruptive and disorderly conduct on restricted grounds…”
    He did not break/destroy anything. Like the majority of those who entered, he just walked around and took photos. Looks like the are hunting down everyone who simply walked into the Capitol.

  15. taw46 says:

    Of course they will all vote to confirm him.

  16. taw46 says:

    FFS, Garland is a typical progressive. Now he is crying at his hearing. 🤮

  17. Dora says:

  18. taw46 says:

    He has a thread here about this.

  19. Angie says:

  20. jentx says:

    Want some more fucking bad truth. The “stimulus bill” which is 2.5 times MORE than Trump’s has LITTLE or NOTHING to help struggling Americans and instead is padded with non-urgent, pre-existing Democrapic policy priorities AND this is the cherry on top of the fucked up sundae is the Democraps just sent demand letter to Comcast, Google, etc., etc. demanding they take action and stop the ‘fake new’s’ coming out of Newsmax, OOAN, Fox and the like. They wanted an EO but didn’t get it so going this route. We are in SERIOUS fucking trouble and again I better not hear from Trump about 2022 because we won’t be here in 2022 at least on Crawdad as free Americans. He better talk insurrection and civil war or we better find a leader quick. And yes I realize that I put myself at risk for even talking about this but damn it I am fucking mad today.

    • Constance says:

      Where are the Republicans demanding CNN and MSNBC be dropped? Just sitting there silent trying to be invisible hoping no one drags them in front of the camera for a hostage statement denouncing Trump as usual.

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  22. Mothy67 says:

    I was reading about how Coogan’s is never reopening. I see it as another example of covid cost. The place opened on 168thband Broadway during the height of crack epidemic. It was a very mixed crowd basically on Columbia Presbyterian campus. There weren’t many English speaking pubs in the area. It was a mecca for all. You could get a burger and a beer. You engaged your Dominican neighbors. It was a melting pot. Kareoke was a thing. Life as I saw it in Inwood/Washington Heights was inclusive. Not because the government ordered it. There was a clean, well lit place where decent people flocked. All kinds of friendships were forged. I would take books and go to Fort Tyron Park (the Cloisters) but I nearly never , save Coogan’s and a Starbuck’s, existed in my own hood. Coogan’s made my area a home. It was a wonderful place. Doctors hung out there. So did my refugee neighbor. It will now be gone forever. It will not reopen. They closed last March. I don’t see how something can replace. Read the rent is 35,000. You can’t have a neighborhood pub if you need to charge ten for a Coor’s Light. How many places will never reopen? You have no spirit if you don’t have some local spirit.
    Joe Allen died at 87. He owned his buildings. He was up there with Sardi’s and Elaine-s. What happens now.

  23. Dora says:

    • Jentx says:

      What Helen’s not to be snarky but it’s not a vaccine sweetie it is an experimental drug there’s no recovery if you are injured or killed and they did not study it they tested it on exactly 5 people over the age of 80 and 0 pregnant women. For disease that has a death rate of less than 2% and it appears 80% of the people that died from covid-19 knighted states were in nursing home in Pennsylvania New York this experimental drug should be avoided in the extreme. I suggest you read the John Marshall Medical School announcement two days ago that said that covid-19 have dropped 75% this month both admissions into the hospital and death rates and that there will be heard immunity by April I also suggest that you read the study in India it shows that human bodies were able to produce enough defense against the Spire Warfare that they’ve been able to basically herd immunity themselves despite the fact that had no vaccine no social distancing and no mask. I am in absolutely imploring you to avoid the experimental drug I can damn well promise you Fauchi Biden Bill Gates all of the rich people will avoid it like the plague. They know that it’s fake that’s why none of them wear masks look at Burke’s three generations of her family over 25 people flew to have a party for Thanksgiving nobody had a mask on fauci just took his mask off low yesterday you can see the video of it they know it’s the whole thing is a joke I am really triggers me because I love everybody here when y’all talk about it as if it’s a vaccine it’s not it is something that is killing people a thousand deaths in the United States and over 20,000 absolutely horrible side effects mostly with people who are older

  24. taw46 says:

  25. taw46 says:

    If only the protestors had entered the Capitol at night. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  26. helenk3 says:

    should I apologize to my kids and grandkids for letting them watch The Muppets and taking them to the Sesame St theme park? Did I not teach them how to be woke?

  27. Dora says:

    Some Jones Beach Vaccines Stored At Wrong Temp, New Shots Coming

    Also, Cuomo calls for nationwide tax increase.

  28. DeniseVB says:

    You go gurl………..

  29. Dr. Myiq2xu says:

  30. Mothy67 says:

    This sucks. I am being sued for a lot of money. They have no grounds. I sold everything I had before covid. Months before Covid. I don’t owe anyone anything. I crossed my eyes and dotted my tees. I even accepted a loss to walk away clean. I have zero liability. I am still being named in silly suits. I have to pay an attorney to respond. It will cost thousands. I was told I can go after them for court costs. That would cost me a shit load to get back a few thousand. My name is mentioned in forms from 1996. I owned slivers of retaurants. Shay got very involved before covid in travel volleyball. It made sense to cash out. I was going to have to pay for hotels and food. I wasn’t taking a 401 hit or using 529. I sold shares of restaurants. NY hit me with some wierd tax because I was no longer a resident. I liquidated assests. I didn’t even touch the cash. It was and still is in the bank. I even pay federal taxes on interest. I am told that this company suing me is doing so to make the individuals who do owe money to pay attention. They are going after past investors. I don’t see how that is legal. Isn’t that a breach. They know I hold no interest, but they can hassle me? I seriously took a loss. Shay needed 5,000 plus we’d travel, eat, stay in hotels. It never came to fruition because the country was shut down. I sold it all before there was even one case. I get people bailed but I pulled every penny in December not trying to run away. I was making over 1600 a week. I am not in the city. I understood the loss. I looked at real cost. I was going to deposit the max in 529 account. It will save me money to buy a year’s tuition. I can buy one year at today’s price. I owned a bit, but sometimes my restaurant investments just disappeared. I made serious cash but I also lost close to a half a million. I am not in NY. I can’t sit at a bar and watch where my money is going. I took a long look at Shay. I knew I had just enough to get her where she needed to go. I spent a spell with an investor. Advice was you are set as of now. I decided Shay was the reason. Just cash out. I did. I would be severely in debt had I not walked away. It is astounding what I would have lost. Imagine the loss?
    I own nothing in NYC. I owned over a half a millionn last December. I took a hit. Six figures. I walked away. It might be funny. A dude is suing me for a rental on a dishwasher at The Rose Cafe. The Rose Cafe was at 5th Avenue and 9th. Right by Washington Square Park. I had just moved to NY. Yeah I snorted heroin with the manager. She was Jean-Michelle Basquiats lover. It was exciting. Rose Cafe closed mid 90’s. A guy is suing me 30 years later????????

    • votermom says:

      Do you have a lawyer you can go to?

      • Mothy67 says:

        I have one on retainer. He deals mostly with family stuff. He will refer me to a partner. Cost will be whatever. I will likely see the money back, but I have to respond. It must have something to do with bankruptcy. I do not even own a toothpick. There is no reason to come after me. I did own a year ago December, but sold well before covid. I would have lost it all had I waited. My decision was based on I am not there. I did not make a trillion. My lawyer said when you file for chapter 13 or whatever its called when you go broke — they look at the months before. I sold everything in 2019. You cannot file if you spend ten grand on a ring. It raised debtor issues. I actually never owed anyone. I assume right now it’s simply part of the process. My partners leased equipment. I had nothing to do with any arrangements they made. I flat out owned small chunks. My name isn’t even on a lease. I think I just got stuck in the middle. The place that rented tables and kitchen equipment wants their money. As they should. I will have to write my guy a check. I hear they are suing De Blasio. I know my friends lost it all. They are not happy. I am not losing my home. I have friends that lost it all. Rent for a mid sized restaurant is conservatively 20 grand. Add in the most basic utilities. Looking at 50 grand a month. It has been almost a year. Imagine throwing away a half a million. 500 thousand dollars while you bring nothing in. I have worked in hospitality since I was 16. I can run the numbers. Only way you can survive pandemic is if you own the building. I was lucky to know Joe Allen. He owned his buildings. He died at 87 last week. Will his namesake restaurants live on? There was Joe’s in Paris. He opened it 1972. Where you went for a burger. There was one in Covent Garden. He always owned the buildings in New York. Restaurant Row. His family, I assume, will absorb the properties. Will they continue to run his “shop”?
        He was not just a guy who let Al Pacino run a tab in 1969. He was one of the producers for Boys in the Band. Joe was straight but beyond kind.
        I was working for him in the 90’s. There was a young man that got AIDS. He decided to die in hospice without ever calling his family. He would not talk to his own parents. Joe gave his family his apartment upstairs . He contacted them. Everyday they were fed. He was a good man. I learned so much. I made money.
        One day Laureen Bacall was in. Seems Joe had at some point dated her. She made a vociferous complaint about a baked potato. Joe took the potato and spanked it saying bad potato. He was kind.

  31. swanspirit says:

    Prominent Liberal Author: If I’d Known Biden Supports Lockdowns, ‘I Never Would Have Voted for Him’

    One high-profile Biden voter took to Twitter on Sunday to express buyer’s remorse after she learned what Democrat Joe Biden really wants to do as president.

    “If I’d known Biden was open to ‘lockdowns’ as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him,” feminist author Naomi Wolf said.
    She was Just on Tucker Carlson. She had a lot of good stuff to say about fighting back. And she is a high profile Democrat. I think she might have caught on sooner, but better late than never, I guess.

    • votermom says:

      Because none of these dumb Dems cared who they were voting for, just as long as it wasnt OrangeManBad

    • DandyTIger says:

      That’s great to hear people, including Naomi, are starting to wake up. Too bad they were blind for the last 5 years to the obvious. I’d say better late than never, but it might be too late. Also, really, this is from Naomi. Kind of shocking.

    • taw46 says:

      I agree with vm here. She didn’t care as long as it wasn’t Trump. Because it was obvious to anyone who was paying attention. Anyway, here is part of the video.

    • 1539days says:

      This is not a revelation. Hillary was a terrible candidate and Biden was a terrible candidate. Dems were driven by TDS. Revenge on Trump isn’t making them happy enough, so they’re turning their unhappiness toward Biden. Hopefully, it turns to apathy and the Republicans can get the House and Senate back in 2022.

  32. taw46 says:

    I watched a good part of this hearing this morning. Garland is either stupid or lying, so many of his answers were he either didn’t know about a particular issue or he hadn’t thought about it. And he will be our AG. And he won’t be the one calling the shots, because he just doesn’t know about our laws. What a pathetic nominee.

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  36. Angie says:


    Tinfoil hat time?

  37. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      • Mothy67 says:

        This is not new. Hillary wanted to wipe drudge and breitbart off the map 20 years ago. She was never that direct, but she neutered them. What scares me today is that academics scream for censorship. I was a big fan of Althouse before Trump. She has moved far left. She made a move a year or so ago where she changed how people could post. The best part were the comments. Her personal stuff was almost bland. Not criticizing her. She was very lawyerly. The regulars there could be tremendously pithy. A highly educated group with some serious opinions. I didn’t stick around long after she cut off the balls. I find it scarier that a small voice like Hillaryis44 was taken down. How much traffic did that site even get? I am taken aback by how controlling some of the very liberal people I knew in college have become. They honestly don’t see themselves as tyrants. I pulled out the hose from a window. That friend told me she can never speak to me again because of Trump. I asked why. How have I changed. I held her in the depths of dispair. Have you any idea how much snot a person can produce. I was soaking wet. I held her. Suicide is not a fun game. She has informed me that she cannot ever have anything to do with me because she loves her gay friends and Donald wants to end the queers. I say what. We have been aquainted since 1986. I am a homophobe. Literally told to my face I am a gay basher. I apparently hate persons of color too. I became Archie Bunker because I might ask a question. I knew/know one of the actors who went to Laramie. She admitted they fudged. I am anti gay for saying the play has massive holes. I dared to ask a screamer if it was right to manufacture a child as many affluent gays do. I merely posed a question. I am someone who has spent 14 years with a kid. I am not living in Williamsburg buying Rothko prints. I have spent a decade and a half with my brat. I will be first in line to say she is spoiled. I detest ma brat. Isn’t that how love rolls. I ain’t getting mail delivered to a fake address. No thanks. I want to tell Shay to fuck off almost every day. It’s kinda the job– telling kids in polite terms to eat shit and die. You are afraid every second of every day. I fear all the time. That is what it means to care. My bug can get hit by a 20 car pile up. I have no idea how to keep her safe. Not entirely safe. I would lay down my life ( Ever listen to Brian Adams Everything I Do?????) for her. I have been here. I made a choice to stand WITH a girl that had no one. I didn’t applaud myself. We simply ran into a gorgeous mistake which happened to be two people. I am homophobic because I care for brat. Seriously it makes me a hater because as a faux dad I query before you take on a child understand it sucks. Not sure why but my saying you have to wake up and cook is racist, but here I am. I guess I lynch random people because I do crack a few eggs and toss in vanilla extract. Vanilla. I should shoot Tim for using vanilla extract to make French Toast. I am hater.
        Everything I Do
        Scotty died at 5. I can never forgive myself.

  38. jadzia1971 says:

    That feeling when you wake up to your client on the front page of Newsweek, and not for a good reason.

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