Friday’s Thread

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  1. swanspirit says:

    All of your flower posts are beautiful, this one looks so elegant!. Thank you, I love flowers.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Thank you. My contribution to all the crap news is something for our souls 😀

    • elliesmom says:

      I love the birds of paradise.

    • lateblum says:

      My mother loved these exotic birds of paradise. She had am arrangement in her home that was stunning. Thanks for this photo. The flowers you’ve posted this week have made me smile. Very much needed. 💕

      • Somebody says:

        I planted 4 birds of paradise after hurricane Matthew destroyed much of my landscaping. I’m a bit north for tropical plants, they can be finicky. It takes years for a bird of paradise to bloom and sometimes in my area they don’t, but they stay green all year so there’s that.

        One of the bright spots of 2020 was that all 4 of my birds of paradise bloomed. The blooms last a long time too, or at least mine did. For 6 weeks or more pristine blooms, then they slowly faded away. My next door neighbor used to own a nursery and a landscape business. He has two birds of paradise planted a year before mine, but his didn’t bloom. Given his medical condition, I really hope they bloom this year so he can see and enjoy them. Anyway, my neighbor was the only one around here as excited as I was about my bird of paradise blooms😉

        • lateblum says:

          How wonderful to have the real thing right there where you live! My mother would’ve moved in for the duration, but you would’ve loved her. Everyone did. 💗

        • DeniseVB says:

          The only thing I miss about Southern California are my Bird of Paradise bushes, Poinsettas that grew to tree size and Bougainvillea. It was a difficult trade off to get my 4 seasons back 🙂

          • Somebody says:

            Oh my goodness poinsettias the size of trees. Where I am we get freezes annually, some years are colder than others. We might only dip to the freezing mark a couple of nights or we might dip into the upper 20’s a few nights or maybe have a solid week of nightly freezes, you just don’t know.

            However, the beaches in our area rarely get freezes. It’s amazing how a couple of miles makes such a big difference. All of our beaches are basically islands with the ocean on the east side and the intracoastal on the west, then various inlets, sounds, bays or river to the north or south. All that water protects them and they hit the freeze mark maybe once a decade give or take a couple years. So you can grow all the tropical stuff at the beaches. Where I am we refer to that area as the island, meaning Amelia Island. Down in JAX, they refer to the beaches as the other side of the ditch, the “ditch” being the intracoastal 🙄

            I will never forget when we lived on Amelia Island, there was this huge green bush in the yard. We moved into the house in August. Hubby and I both wondered what in the hell is this big bush? We figured it out as we moved into mid December. It was a poinsettia, a huge one, probably 10 to 12 feet tall and almost as wide. Lots of people have huge poinsettias in their yards, but once you cross the intracoastal your going to get freezes. You can still grow tropicals, but you have to go out and protect them when the mercury dips. If a freeze kills something in my yard, then that plant simply wasn’t meant to be😉

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Ha ha GTMA. I LOVED the bougainvillea around my old house. it’s probably why I adored Sardinia so much last summer–it’s like Southern California (bougainvillea everywhere) without the bullshit.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I used to have a bunch of them planted in front and back of my house in LA. That is one of the only things I miss about living there.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      I agree!! Thank you. ❤

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  3. DeniseVB says:

    Geesh, Joe………..

  4. Woke Lola says:

    Biden is already bombing Syria in the middle of a global pandemic. I hope it’s a miscalculation that leads to massive war. I want it all fucked up all the time.

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  8. DandyTIger says:

    Lots of making fun of Dems via Syria bombing and no checks on the social medias. I’d laugh there, but I’m not left privileged enough to not be banned for it.

  9. elliesmom says:

    Last night I was more tired than hungry. I had some ground beef I needed to use soon and a can of Manwich in the cupboard from the last time the kids stayed with me so I decided to make a quick pot of Sloppy Joes. While it was simmering in the pot, I reached into my breadbox to get a burger bun and discovered I had spotted buns. So I threw them out. I have some flour tortillas so I thought about Sloppy Josés instead, but that would have meant turning an avocado into guaucamole and grating cheese. So I put the Joes in the fridge and ate leftover meatloaf again. This morning I thought about how many faux pas I had committed in our Brave New World. What makes a tomato sauce laced with vinegar a sandwich for a man? Is Joe a white guy? Because if he’s a black guy, is it OK to say he’s sloppy? Is making a Mexican version insulting to Mexicans or cultural appropriation? Was just tossing the moldy buns in the trash without trying to salvage them a sign of white privilege? I have some dough rising to make some fresh buns, but I used King Arthur flour. When will they have to change their name?

    • lyn5 says:

      The PC crowd wants us to starve to death,

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Now! Since you have let the Cat out of the bag. 😆

    • lyn5 says:

      Is white flour racist?

      • lateblum says:

        I get whole wheat seeded bread from my bakery. It’s dense and earthy. Does it mean I’m showing my white supremacy or my white fragility? Or am I just plain racist?

        • Somebody says:

          My youngest loves sloppy Joe’s, but prefers them on hot dog buns. I haven’t made sloppy Joe’s or porcupines, another favorite of my youngest, in a long time. Your post jogged my memory, maybe I’ll work them into my meal plans in the coming weeks.

        • lyn5 says:

          lateblum, we finally had the lemon pepper pasta the other night. I loved the flavor and texture. Just ordered more flavors from Pasta Pappone today. Nom nom.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      OMG YOU HAVE MANWICH???? I love Manwich. I introduced my kids to homemade sloppy joes a few months ago but for this 1970s kid, nothing can compete with the sauce from the can.


      • swanspirit says:

        My son feels secure, if cans of Manwich are on the shelves. I guess we are both racists. I like Sloppy Joes, too. I like white bread, too, especially Italian. I am Italian, so its not cultural appropriation, for me, but I guess it is for anyone else who eats “Italian food”.
        I had scrapple for breakfast, and I am not Amish. No matter what I eat, I guess I am racist.

  10. taw46 says:

    This is a very funny thread to me, because I remember most all of these. People posting those funny photos of the playground equipment from schools and telling how they or their siblings injured themselves doing stupid things. Somehow we all survived.

  11. lyn5 says:

    short thread

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    hate speech

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    I hate Democrats. I wish they would abort themselves.

  19. lyn5 says:

    Bo’s Twatter TL is interesting.

  20. Angie says:

    ❤ David Marcus at The Federalist
    “What are you going to do, box me out? You aren’t tall enough.” 🤣🤣🤣

  21. lyn5 says:

    Best coffee. I love medium roast: Cast Iron, Ride or Die, Rage Against the Dying of the Light and Loki. All are organic.

  22. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣 Libs on Twitter are losing their minds over the golden Trump statue at CPAC –it has a magic wand in one hand & a presidential agenda in the other.

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  25. lyn5 says:

    My reward for the two cataract surgeries arrived today. It’s a small mouse bronze and its number is 45/100. Squeeeee!

  26. lyn5 says:

    h/t elliesmom

  27. lyn5 says:

    Show ponies …

  28. elliesmom says:

    The Klown popped in today at Surber’s place. I hope that means all is well at his circus. 🙂

  29. DeniseVB says:

    RSBN is the one to follow this weekend I guess 🙂

  30. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Abigail Shrier @AbigailShrier

      But also, Amazon is manifestly dishonest about censoring books that are “offensive” or “inappropriate.”
      They continue to sell books like this, which discusses very young children performing fellatio.
      And I don’t believe they should stop selling it! /3

      Books that surprise and inform and challenge us to see things differently are usually offensive to someone.
      In the short term, sounding the alarm may increase sales of a particular book. But this is a dangerous move – and we are all too complacent about it. /4

      When a company controls over 83% of the market for books, it begins the process of deleting ideas from a society.
      A bookseller can sell whatever it wants. If ‘Marxist Books’ wants to only sell books that conform to its ideology, OK; that has integrity. /5

      But this is the “world’s largest bookseller.” Amazon can basically make books disappear for *all readers* — and does so on a blatantly dishonest basis.
      Under guise of removing “inappropriate” content, they will really be removing ideas they disfavor. /6

      Please do not make the mistake of analogizing this to a tiny Colorado bakery. There’s a huge difference between one baker refusing to make a particular cake and Target, Amazon, or Apple deleting content: scale – i.e., the difference between homicide and genocide. /7

      Start to understand the power of scale.
      The difference between Maoist Books refusing a book and Amazon, is that books Amazon disfavors will never be published in the first place — which is exactly what the book banners want. /8

      If the pipe that 83% of book sales flow through shuts off, those books will never get published. Why would a publisher take a chance on a book that @amazon
      won’t carry? It won’t. /9

      NOW is the time to get upset. For the moment, while we can still express this on @twitter, NOW is the time.
      Writers are being dropped by agents and refused by publishers *right now* because of Amazon’s move.
      Time is running out. /10

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  35. DandyTIger says:

    Gaga’s dogs are back. Don’t tell Obama, because, you know, he eats dogs. Never gets old.

    • lateblum says:

      And every time I hear a “report” about this incident, I hear the dogs “are in good condition and are happy to be back home”. I still don’t know the condition of the dog walker – you know, the actual p e r s o n who was shot. ffs

      • Mothy67 says:

        Something smells fishy about the whole thing. Reports say he’s doing well!?!?! Shot in the chest at close range? Hmmmm?

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    Look how sweet

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    • taw46 says:

      I remember seeing this last year. It is so funny, I have watched it many times.

    • lateblum says:

      I have never seen this before. It is wonderful. I haven’t stopped giggling since I first read the tweet. The the video was waaay better than I’d hoped.

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