Wednesday

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89 Responses to Wednesday

  1. Mothy67 says:

    Have Cracker Jack’s been cancelled yet? What about Ho-ho’s and Indian corn.

  2. Dora says:

    They just needed a nudge. 🙂

  3. Dora says:

    Is he even there?

    • lyn5 says:

      Cheato Joe doesn’t have to.

    • Constance says:

      Are the snipers still on the roof? I’ve heard that they aren’t and in that case I’d say Biden isn’t at the White House. Ric Grenell says Susan Rice is calling all the shots in the White House. I would have said Val Jar. Is it legal for a batch of unelected apparatchiks to take over the Presidency? Congress needs to force this arrangement to topple.

  4. Angie says:

    • lyn5 says:

      On her podcast Monday, Tammy Bruce talked Hyatt’s caving to the left regarding “the Nazi stage.”

      (I joined the Tammy Army yesterday. She is a voice of calm against the leftist sea of viciousness.)

  5. elliesmom says:

    So 28% of the country is now mask mandate free. We only have 4 states who have mandated schools be open. Time to pound on that one now.

    • ginainmo says:

      I don’t know about other states, but Missouri never had a state-wide mask mandate. Our Republican governor left it up to local authorities. In Dem controlled urban areas, we are still mandated.

      OTOH, we’ve been having in-person school for several months now. I’m not sure if the students are back full time or still alternating days.

      • elliesmom says:

        Most states, both red and blue, have left the decision up to the local authorities about what to do about school. The local parochial schools in my district said they would hire more teachers and make more space if parents would sign a two-year contract. A lot of them did, and the schools disccovered they were bleeding both students and teachers to the diocese. So they opened the schools. They even agreed to run the buses, which the state has said they are not obligated to do. There aren’t any elementary school age kids close to my house, but I see the high school bus go by everyday at the usual times.

      • 1539days says:

        My dumb-ass county went all-mask in May before most of upstate NY. COVID cases weren’t any less and the County Executive who issued the order got COVID. So, masks are pretty ineffective.

  6. Somebody says:

    Happy girl’s day! I’m seriously considering making a doll and casting it out to sea, along with my bad luck. Of course, that’s kind of a short trip around here😉

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  8. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, it never ends. Not sure why they had to give an interview to Oprah, but the former aides won’t have any part of that……….Princess Sparkle is a bully? Juicy.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Totally not shocked. Nasty and crazy. Don’t tell the Klown, whatever you do. 🙂

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The Queen took away away all Harried’s ceremonial military titles and all their patronages after it was leaked the annoying duo that keeps claiming they want privacy but pay $$$ for planted stories on the unicorn level specialness, take every opportunity to lecture the peons on needing to give up fossil fuels while taking private jets and complaining how hard their lives are had set up an full expose with Opera. Two hours of three whoring whacks whining appears to have set the Brits off and into defcon 1 mode. They are brewing Earl Grey at unprecedented levels.

      And then there is:

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9320065/Meghan-Markles-earrings-wedding-gift-Saudi-Crown-Prince.html

      The stories actually broke in the high end Times and Telegraph so someone is pissed.

    • lyn5 says:

      Tammy Bruce said Harry is trying to save his mother.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Copies of these discontinued books are going for $800 to $1000 on some auction sites. I didn’t realized they were from the 30s/40s/50s ? How sad.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    This is funny, but still not a fan of needle teeth puppies allowed to chew on toddlers 😉

  11. Mothy67 says:

    Anyone know anything about wireless pet fences? The beagle escaped again. Home safe. It’s been over a year since her last escape and I thought I had fortified the yard, but she managed.

    • lyn5 says:

      A instructor at the Cornell Veterinary School used one inside to keep her cats away from her mother’s furniture. It worked.

    • elliesmom says:

      My backyard has a substantial fence that neither dog has managed to escape from, but there are times I need some “gentle persuasion” for Ellie to stay in place in the front yard. I never allow her in the front totally unsupervised, but I don’t watch her every second. The wireless electric fence has made me more willing to let her join me out there if I want to do some gardening or something like that.

      At my house the unit sits on a bookself near the center of the house. It sends out a signal in a concentric circle. You can adjust the range. The dog wears a special collar. If the dog comes within 8 inches or so of the line where she will get zapped, the collar sends out a beeping noise. As she gets closer, the beeping gets faster. If she crosses the line, she gets an electric poke. You can adjust the intensity of the poke depending on the size of the dog and how brazen she is. The poke only happens when the dog leaves the inside of the circle. She doesn’t get zapped if she tries to come back in.

      The success of the electric fence depends on two things. If your dog has an attitude of “no pain, no gain”, then the collar on its most intense setting probably won’t deter her if she’s determined to run off. I put the collar on my leg at the highest setting and crossed the line. It wasn’t pleasant, but it wasn’t like getting tased. The second thing is you have to be willing to put a substantial amount of time into training the dog. They give you a bunch of little flags you stick into the ground around the circle. You train the dog by walking her up to the the spot where the collar starts beeping, and then you walk her back. It takes a few weeks of spending a half hour everyday before you can trust the dog by herself. My neighbor has a happy go lucky golden retriever who doesn’t take their fence very seriously. To be honest, though, I think they just turned the unit on and put the collar on him. I never saw any of the little flags in their lawn.

      Ellie caught onto the fence without ever getting zapped so I felt terrible the day I put her in the car and forgot to take the collar off of her. When I backed down the driveway and breached the circle, the poor girl got zapped. She was a bit reluctant to get into the car the next time, and only her love for riding around in my car with the top down could tempt her.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I have a fence and a doggie door. I will watch from the window. I don’t know when she dug under. When it warms up I’ll give it a shot.
        Sweetest thing is my Bell told on her. She came in the house barking like crazy. I was staring at my phone and not out the window. I put Bell on a leash and she found her. I love dogs. They are so humanizing. I come down the stairs and speak the tails at the sound of my voice could power Texas. It’s hard to be cranky when they give so much.

        • Somebody says:

          Tim there are all sorts of anti-dig products. Some look like plows you push down into the ground. A cheaper option is metal roofing material, but you’ll need to rent a trenching machine. You bury it two to three feet and it sticks up a couple of feet. The part above ground you attach to the fence.

          The anti-dig guards are fully buried. You can also bury hardware cloth or similar. You can trench and bury landscape blocks. Burying screen may work too.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      My boss first used one with an older dog that kept losing his way and it worked well and help keep him calm as he would get anxious when lost even if it was just at a neighbors. They now use with a younger dog who was a bit too interested in chasing critters.

    • Anthony says:

      My attorney put one under her living room floor to keep her dog out. Also put a shock collar on her son when he started crawling. She was a horrible person, but her all white living room remained pristine.

      • elliesmom says:

        I felt like I was a horrile person when I set up the invisible fence for Ellie, but I also felt like a horrible person for not letting her come out and garden with me. I would have been devastated, though, if she got hit by a car. She is very smart and very obedient, but when another dog she knows would be out walking, she’d bounce down the hill and run across the street to have a love fest before I saw and could give her a “wait” command. I was so delighted when she made it through the training without my needing to let her get zapped, and then it was all my fault when she did. I still have mixed feelings about the electric fence, but I only need it once in awhile, I don’t like to garden. 🙂 Keeping a beagle from digging her way under a regular fence is a challenge, and Tim has his hands full on that one. They are bred to be runners. It would be like me trying to keep Ellie from going swimming when she gets near water.

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  13. Mothy67 says:

    I looked up the next stimulus. Wow. A couple up the street has been laid off, but with unemployment bonus 400 they are are only down a few hundred. The next payment would give them $8400. That seems a bit excessive. They have 4 kids. That’s a chunk of change.

  14. lyn5 says:

    • Miranda says:

      Obesity has a specific definition:
      “For men, a percentage of body fat greater than 25% defines obesity, with 21-25% being borderline. For women, over 33% defines obesity, with 31-33% being borderline”.
      And a word can’t damage your body unless you let it.
      Mr.mir may meet the criteria, and he’s going to look into it for Group 4, but his reaction was ‘It’s not like I don’t know I’m overweight.”

      • Mothy67 says:

        BMI is insane. It does not account for muscle. Kid got the fat letter a few years ago. She is an athlete. Thankfully she was aware. Madness to send a letter home to elementary school students saying you are fat.

        • 1539days says:

          The only way to accurately measure BMI is for her to get in a tank of water and measure the displacement. The height / weight calculations have a broad range.

    • mcnorman says:

      Perhaps they meant that they have a fat head full of poo?

    • 1539days says:

      Adding obesity to the list of co-morbidities eligible for a COVID vaccine in NY just means that 40% more of the population is eligible and slightly more of the Black and Hispanic population is eligible. Then again, the author is a “fat activist” who claims to be the healthiest she has ever been. Basically, this will let fat, but otherwise healthy people compete for vaccine which is supposedly in short supply. It also indicates that the “forcing people to take the vaccine” stage is pretty unlikely to happen.

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    Duh.

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    • lyn5 says:

      Tom Elliott @tomselliott

      Worst. Coup. Ever.

  18. Mt.Laurel says:

    I usually have the TV for background noise when working and yesterday they were showing several of the Great Courses on the the UK sub channel. I had made a fresh pot of tea and was just settling back down when I realized the local PBS affiliate had evidently not screened the contents of one of the segments. The narrator went on at great length about Joe Biden having to pull out of the presidential race after plagiarizing numerous sources including several British/Welsh/Irish among others in his speeches and how it ruined his chances to move any higher up on the political ladder. My how ttimes have changed.

    https://time.com/5636715/biden-1988-presidential-campaign/

  19. Dora says:

    Biden Administration Cutting COVID-Infected Illegal Immigrants Loose Into Several States

    So much for stop the spread.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/biden-administration-cutting-covid-infected-illegal-immigrants-loose-into-several-states/

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  23. Angie says:

    This really pulled at my heart strings.

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  27. Angie says:

    I guarantee that fact Cassidy got 1% more than Trump in LA last November means the machines were rigged here too to flip a little to Biden to help with the popular vote count.

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