Wednesday

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  1. Anthony says:

    Tulips, Ranunculus + coffee = great start to my day. Thanks Denise!

    • DeniseVB says:

      The springy colors caught my eye, you’re welcome and thanks for the Ranunculus i.d. 😀

      • DeniseVB says:

        They make me crave Jolly Ranchers 😉

      • lateblum says:

        This is simply a beautiful arrangement, Denise. You are making my week one day at a time!
        HUUUUGE THANKS!!!
        💐💐💐💐💐

      • swanspirit says:

        So beautiful, looks like a work of art! Thank you!!

        • DeniseVB says:

          Thank YOU,for the beautiful card with roses and butterflies ❤ Great timing too, just had basal cell removed from my nose, that required grafting and a plastic surgeon. I skipped the MOH guy which seemed like an extra step since he would only cut it out and send me to the surgeon to close anyhow.

          Got the good news today, he got it all and I still have a nose 😀 Again, so lucky since I put it off for 6 years.

          • swanspirit says:

            You are very welcome. My favorite charity, besides St. Jude’s Hospital, is Boys Town. I am not some great contributor, but they still send these gorgeous cards, and stickers, as a thank you. And they just sent four packs of flower seeds. Marigolds, Forget-Me-Nots, Shasta Daisy, and a Butterfly Wildflower mix. So of course, I thought of you!

  2. Dora says:

    H/T: This is from Elliesmon’s post from yesterday.

    A bird’s eye view of the flowers is a good way to start the day. 🙂

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  5. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh
    Now they are hyping mood disorders as long lasting effects of covid. Seriously? I think more than half the country suffers from some depression or anxiety because of the relentless gloom and doom reporting. I’d love to read the questions asked. The age of the patients. Over all health pre covid.
    https://nypost.com/2021/04/06/a-third-of-covid-survivors-suffer-mental-neurological-problems/

    • DeniseVB says:

      Well, they can’t blame Trump anymore for their sad personalities 😉

    • lateblum says:

      There was a video on Twitter a day or so ago showing a young woman or girl, in an elevator who was completely losing it because there was another person on the same elevator with her. She was clearly terrified of this delivery person being there and was trying to get off the elevator. Many comments were highly critical of her. Called her crazy. She was out of control emotionally and obviously desperate. I saw this as a direct effect of the lockdowns, the daily onslaught by the media, the WHO, the government – federal as well as local. It was brutal to see. I’m certain there are many explanations for what was happening, though.
      If I find it, I’ll come back and post it here. It speaks to the real brainwashing taking place and how inhumane this situation has become to our most vulnerable people. And the victims of this abuse come in all ages – from little ones to the elderly and every age in between.

      • Miranda says:

        I had a little bit of a panic attack at a gym class, where people were just too close. I didn’t obviously lose it, but I was freaking out inside and ended up moving to a more isolated spot for the class. I’m a little less worried now that people I’m close to are vaccinated, so if I catch it, I shouldn’t carry it to them.
        They scared us so badly that they shouldn’t mock people with a visceral reaction.

      • elliesmom says:

        My son’s mother-in-law had covid-19 around Christmas time. She was sick with what she describes as “an annoying cold” for 3 to 4 days. She only got tested because her gym let her know she’d been exposed. Otherwise, she would have passed it off as nothing special. We hoped seeing her 63 year old mother have a quick and complete recovery would ease my daughter-in-law’s over the top fears, but it’s only made them worse.

      • lateblum says:

        Here is the video that a somewhat judgmental person posted on Twitter.

        Here are my rushed thoughts about the young woman’s panic and hysteria.

        It’ s heart breaking. THIS is what the scare tactics of Fauci, the CDC, WHO & gov’t have created. Why would anyone expect a girl who has been isolated, away from others, locked out of school and real life for over a year and told she/others could die, feel safe near others?

        • jadzia1971 says:

          My French teacher told us today about one of her students at the university who attended her class in person recently for the first time in a year. The teacher asked her to introduce herself and the girl had a full-blown panic attack. Because she stayed in her apartment for a year, alone, and didn’t remember the last time she talked to somebody in person and was terrified.

          What have we done to our children?

          • Mothy67 says:

            Sporty Spice (da pup) has been involved in sports the whole time. No pause. In fact yesterday she was complaining after she wore a long sleeve T to track. It was hot. The boys could go shirtless but the coach wouldn’t let her run in only her sports bra. It covers more than a bathing suit was her argument. She lost. Love her gumption.

          • lateblum says:

            I can’t stop shaking my head at the real trauma we have foist3d on our young.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Also known as the generation that will decide which nursing home MY generation will be sent to. Gen X will be fucked again.

    • Constance says:

      My son went skiing in Aspen for a week and then Big Sky Montana for a week and came down with Covid. He was pretty sick with a fever that was high enough that he had a head ache and what he described as “weakness” that hung on. This has been almost 2 weeks ago and he won’t come anywhere near me as he is afraid he might kill me. So I was telling this to my friend who has a Bio-chem degree and has worked in a research lab for 40 years and should know better than to believe the BS. Her response was pure hysterics. First she wanted to know if he was an anti-mask person, (he thinks masks are BS but conforms if necessary). Then she ask if he wore masks while skiing, I told her it’s cold and most people wear masks and goggles while skiing anyway. Then she said “Does he understand anything? He is shedding virus into the air for others to get on their faces, You do know it can be transmitted via the eyes?” I told her he seems fine except when he went on a hour long run he said it hurt to breathe so deep. Then she had a fit about he has a lung infection and should not take risks. Risks?! His idea of skiing is be in line when the lift opens, ski a few runs then take off the skis and hike up the out of bounds area and then ski down “fresh snow”. and then finish off skiing a few runs on old snow in bounds.
      The most cautious people in the world want to make the Covid rules for everyone. Aspen and Big Sky villages are both around 7,500 feet elevation. I feel like crap starting at 4000 ft.and always have. They have ski runs that go above 12,000 elevation and these guys are climbing higher than that. There are no cautious people there, all these people are exercising hard in risky situations. It’s time for the cautious to stay home and set eveyone else free.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I agree. If people want to live like recluses, more power to them, but it is time to stop locking up the rest of us. Especially, and I hate to sound like the Church Lady, THE CHILDREN.

  6. votermom says:

    thank you for the lovely flowers Denise

  7. Miranda says:

    Getting a J&J shot tomorrow!

    • lateblum says:

      Good for you! I’m officially jealous. I can’t find it here, even though I know some people have had it. (One person drove 90 minutes to someplace in Wisconsin).
      Take care, Miranda. ❤️

    • Somebody says:

      Plan on feeling like crap 12 to 14 hours afterward. It only lasts 6 to 8 hours, I’ve read about a couple of people that said it lasted 12 for them, but the people I personally know it was 6 to 8 hours. Have ibuprofen at the ready. Are you getting your shot in the morning or afternoon?

      The side effects disappear as quickly as they appear, it’s like an on/off switch. Once they subside, a hot shower will do you a world of good, a nap too depending on the time of day. Be careful though, if you nap too long you end up staying up all night watching a Beverly Hills cop movie marathon🤣

      Oh, one more thing you arm will be sore for about a week. The whole upper arm area for a couple of days and then just the injection site for few more beyond that, it’s very minor. The real side effects are the low grade fever, chills and body aches, as well as being very tired. My husband has a slightly runny nose off and on. My daughter had a couple of hours of nausea when the side effects first hit her. I had a couple of coughing episodes, as did my son.

      My son and I had far worse chills than my husband or daughter. We were almost convulsing🥶 My son tells a funny story about needing to urinate and convulsing so bad he ended up “painting” his water closet🤭 Now he really needs to paint it🤣 and he had a mess to clean once he recovered🤣 So if your husband is getting the vaccine too, tell him to swallow his pride and sit on the toilet until he feels better😉 My husband had the lightest side effects and he’s the only one that had the runny nose thing, so if you get a runny nose you may be lucky. If you cough, sorry for you😟 If you have nausea, middle of the road and the nausea passes in about 2 to 2.5 hours.

      • Miranda says:

        Thanks. My appointment is at 1:30 and I’m not planning anything for Friday. My husband already got the J&J and had no issues. I’ll keep everyone updated.

      • Jentx says:

        The same people telling you to take a shot of chemicals to protect you from a flu that kills less people than the flu of any other year also told you to vote for Obama also told you to do a lockdown also told you that only black lives matter also told you that there are many genders also told you that you are a racist. This will be the last time I come here I can’t come here anymore and I have to deal with that. The American Medical Association is more corrupt than the politicians and more stupid. I cannot tell you the sadness in my heart I just thought this was a safe Zone but you have drunk the Kool-Aid. Is no one here reading they’ve just come and said the shots last maybe a couple months and people listen you are risking your life more importantly they making you pay out the Wazoo for something you don’t need that might kill you. The longer we prolong the insanity the worst it’s going to get. I guess it’s going to get a lot worse. It’s the flu people it’s nothing more and nothing less other than it was created in a lab and God knows what else has been created in a lab. The same doctors that want to shoot you full of chemicals did not mention one time in the last 17 months but if you lost 20 lb and bumped up your vitamin A C and D that you have a very very little to fear in fact nothing to fear. If you believe these doctors and the shots they want to give you then you also believe that nobody died from the regular flu last year or pneumonia which would break a hundred fifty year Trend come on people please. I love Donald Trump more than probably any human being on the planet but he is wrong and it is time for him to speak out against the shot. Anyway I have to move on I wish you all a happy life and I appreciate what the crawdad all did for me during the time of Obama. I pray that all of you connect the dots sooner than later and remember that the biggest defense against fascism is your own brain and your own body refusing to do what they want and right now they want you to take the shot. Stay the fuck away from it stay the fuck away from it stay the fuck away from it stay the fuck away from it stay the fuck away from it. Read what Alex Berenson has said he’s condensed it Israel has reached almost full double shots for everybody they’re the numbers are exactly the same as before except for all the people killed and permanently injured. AstraZeneca has already come out are the results have come out and now people are getting blood clots and dying this is after it’s been banned in what like 20 countries. They’re saying no matter how many shots you get you still have to never be able to do anything again come on people connect the dots you have to be brainwashed to not see what is right in front of you the shot is just another level of insanity driving people to be more dependent on idiots who want us to give up every aspect of Freedom until we believe everything they say and freedom was just a dream. If you get the shot then you believe dr. Fauci is a real doctor and you believe people like Pelosi is working to benefit you that’s how stupid this is. I’m trying to wake y’all up that’s who’s pushing the shot forget about Donald Trump every single other person pushing the shot is a fucking idiot who hates you are you going to do what they tell you to do come on people. And for those of you who’ve gotten the shot and are all like look at me I’m okay remember that it’s an mRNA DNA changer and what’s going to happen is long-term distraction of your immunity system. Something like 1 billion masks a week or ending up in the ocean people are wearing filthy diapers on their faces seniors are dying from loneliness and Desperation and these are the people telling you to get a shot. We’re smarter than this people do not let fear control you I do not want to offend anyone here but you have been brainwashed. Break the cycle now walkaway run run

        • Anthony says:

          How about this: let everyone do whatever the fuck it takes to make themselves feel they’ve done what they believe is their best decision to keep themselves safe, and don’t judge, finger wag or criticize. That way, we’re all feeling good about our decisions without having to put up with unsolicited advice, judgment or criticism. A healthy mantra: You do you, I’ll do me.

        • lateblum says:

          Jentx, Please don’t think your words are wasted here. They aren’t. I’m certain I’m not the only one who hasn’t had a vaccine and I’m also certain I’m not the only one who has looked into Berenson and his studies.

          • votermom says:

            I’ve been doing my best to avoid getting a shot. I hate shots. Will get an antigen test first if it comes to that.

          • lateblum says:

            Sounds like a good plan, vm.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            I’m not getting it either and I really really hope that I don’t have a conflict with my ex about the kids getting it (he’s not a full-blown doomer, but he is a bit more worried about it than I am, so I’m just not gonna rock the boat until it’s a real issue). But as far as everyone else is concerned, it’s a personal decision.

        • jeffhas says:

          Jentyx, I come here because I like to hear varying opinions and sometimes screeds from people and then make up my own mind. I absolutely enjoy your opinions (and screeds) and hope you don’t take your ball and go home… no one thinks what you’re saying has no value just because they go get the vaccine, but everyone has their own circumstances. I’m not getting a shot unless they drag me kicking and screaming (ie: Vaccine Passport so I can travel for business), but you cannot shame people because they want/need to get the shot.

          or – shorter version; what Anthony just said.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Yep, jeffhas, that’s the only situation in which I currently anticipate getting the vaccine–if I have a trial in America and am forced to take it to enter the country. But the courts don’t seem like they are going to be in person anytime soon, and so I don’t think it’s really going to happen.

            The harder question is going to relate to family. The H man and I want to get married, and we want to do it in his country because he’s got one of those families with a million cousins. (Plus I really do not have the bandwidth to be responsible for organizing it here, I’m one of those ladies who is happy basically to just show up.) Will we be forced to do it? Will we just swim the Straits of Gibraltar and sneak in? Will we wait two years, three years, however many years in the hope that the government just calls the whole thing off? It’s really frustrating.

        • elliesmom says:

          While I have no plans to get the vaccine myself unless my situation changes, I’m an early riser, and I’ve scored some appointments for friends who were making themselves ill trying get the vaccine. I’m not going to change their minds, and they aren’t going to change mine.

        • Mothy67 says:

          I have no plans on getting it. Nope. I have 12 more days to avoid others as I was in a city hospital. Upon discharge they made no mention of precautions. I am just being safe.

        • Locked-N-Loaded says:

          I also have no plans to get the vaccine any time soon. There just isn’t enough information yet about the effectiveness of any of the vaccines or enough data on all of the side effects. I am 72, have high blood pressure, vascular problems and recently went through chemo and radiation for breast cancer, so there are just too many unknowns for me to risk the side effects.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          The VA clinic keeps calling wanting me to make an appointment to get vaccinated. I don’t know which flavor they are using. I don’t want to get any shots. I want everybody else to get the shot so I don’t have to.

        • Constance says:

          The Pfizer shot is BS! The first one gave me chills so bad I turned the heat up to 72, wore my ski hat and down vest and pointed the space heater on high right at me and I was just feeling normal when I got the second shot last Saturday. Same chills, this time a 100.5 fever sleeping all the time, fever dreams, and last night my armpits swelled up! WTH?! Now I can’t even wear a bra and it’s been 30 years since that was a good look for me. My son got Covid and he is not as sick as I have been from this BS shot.

      • lateblum says:

        Somebody,
        Dd#1 said she was only a little feverish and took the ibuprofen you had suggested. Thank you for having take the time to post your thoughts and report about your family’s and your own experiences the other day. Even though my daughter is getting tired of my reliance on the invaluable information I garner from here, she usually benefits from what I send her. 😘

      • DeniseVB says:

        I had physical therapy after both my shots, they just made me fist bump the air with the vac arm to lesson the soreness. Seemed to have worked.

    • votermom says:

      take vit D today and tomorrow

    • Ann says:

      Me, too, Miranda. We have to travel a few hours to get it as NYS has no shots available in WNY (of any sort), let alone the J&J.

      My son got the Pfizer shot the day after NYS lowered the age to 30, he too had to travel a few hours for it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I have my vaccine passport + 2 weeks, so I’m good, right? I just want to be left alone, but while the New Normal is in a transition phase of those vaccinated and those not, I don’t mind the mask thing for now because I’m doing it for me not you 🙂 I just don’t want to be tested anymore. Nasty, like having a brain biopsy fully conscious 😉

    • elliesmom says:

      The dog must be eating my comment. 🙂 Last time. If it doesn’t post, you’ll have to guess what it was.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Incredible ! And kudos to the cameraman for not knocking over those glasses 🙂

      • lateblum says:

        This was absolutely astounding! I love the miniature train layout at the Museum of .science and Industry in Chicago. But this beats anything I’ve ever seen. The filming was amazing and, as Denise said, not a glass was overturned! Astonishing.!
        And now, I’m late picking up the girls for school. My bad. 😢😢😢

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think it’s in Germany, also has the world’s largest model working airport which I saw teased in another video that popped up.

          • elliesmom says:

            If you watch this one until the end, you’ll see the airport. At first i thought it was a real airport. The first time Elliesdad took me to meet his extended family in PA, he took me to Roadside America. Unfortunately, after 85 years it’s been closed, and everything in it has been auctioned off. His aunt asked him if he couldn’t find a more romantic place to take his girlfriend. His reply, “If she didn’t think Roadside America was a cool place to go, she wouldn’t be my girlfriend.”

          • lateblum says:

            I saw that, too.

  8. Mothy67 says:

    I don’t know where pup gets it. Yesterday she went to school, had track practice at which she arranged on her own to leave 15 minutes early so she could start her first job. She is 14. Had to get a job. McDonald’s. She will also be a certified lifeguard this summer. I had no idea they could work that young. She doesn’t need the money. I never say no. Well I say no and then give in.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good for her ! I think fast food will hire as young as 14, depends on the state laws, ours required parental consent. No prob, would have paid them to hire my kids 😀 Great experience in responsibility, my daughter showed up on time her first week at Taco Bell, and got a .50 raise. Got moved to the drive up window since she had good basic math skills on the entrance test, got another .50 raise. Perfect jobs for kids, that’s why I hate raising the minimum wage, the rewards of hard work are there, the kids will be the first ones to lose them.

      • Mothy67 says:

        She starts at 9.50. Once a kid has some work experience Target starts at 15. Company rule you also have to be 15. She had to get consent and a work permit. I don’t see how/why the school should determine her decisions outside of school. I think it’s over reach. Childhood services if she were exceeding hours or in a dangerous environment, but how is it the schools business to mete out permits?

        • elliesmom says:

          Whatever reason a state requires a work permit aside, if teens need one, their school is the easiest official government institution for them to access. The school has all of the documentation needed to complete the permit in their own official records. Schools do it as a service to the kids. The school doesn’t follow through with monitoring the workplace, the teen’s hours, or anything about the job. A teen doesn’t even need a job offer to get the permit, and if they ask where the teen is going to be working, it’s only in social conversation. The school keeps no record of where the kids work. They certify the kids’ age and tell them how many hours and which hours the state will allow them to work and send them on their way.

          • Mothy67 says:

            I think I am fairly /unfairly annoyed with the local school and see everything in that light. It’s all such a mess.

          • elliesmom says:

            The school also lets kids know things like they can bag groceries at 14, but they can’t use the meat slicer in the deli until they’re 18. Most reputable employers who hire kids know the laws and follow them, but it’s good to have the kids know the rules, too. When I worked for a caterer when I was in high school, I couldn’t work past 10 pm. It limited some of the assignments I could be given. The party could go on all night, but I needed to be gone by 10.

      • Somebody says:

        If she can count back change she’ll be a rock star. I’m dead serious, kids today have no concept of basic math like making change. My oldest daughter’s first job was at Blockbuster, technically she briefly worked at a cold stone before that, but it was a means girls situation so she found a different job.

        Anyway Blockbuster was thrilled she had the skills to count back change, pegged her as management material from the jump🤣 She didn’t last there long enough because the owner of a local car dealership happened into Blockbuster and noticed her. He hired her at a better hourly wage than she would have made as management at Blockbuster.

        She worked at that dealership for years, part time, then full time for a few years, then part time again when she went back to college. She started out as their cashier, but was quickly moved into the business office and then up from there. She had her own office right next to the general manager’s when she finally left there to go to grad school. They still try to convince her to come back from time to time. Personally I think she should have taken the last offer. The owner inherited his father’s dealership empire, hundreds of dealerships of all brands throughout the SE, could be a thousand, a lot of dealerships. He reached out to my daughter and said come be my right hand, six figures, hefty bonuses, any car you want, a brand new car every year, use of the corporate jet.

        We said take it! Since it’s not a fortune 50 company she felt it would be going backwards, in her mind it would be settling, admitting failure🙄🙄🙄🙄 Well OK then🙄 I’d rather be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond. Apparently she intends to be a big fish in the big pond and good luck to her, admittedly she’s well on her way. She isn’t a big fish yet, but she’s in the deep end swimming with them. I still think one day she’ll regret what was just about handed to her on a silver platter.

        Moral to the story for Shay, always do her best, treat everyone with respect, because you never know who is on the other side of that counter.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          My first job was at an A&W. I had to take orders at the window, total up the orders without a calculator or adding machine, figure out the tax and add it in, and then make the correct change.

          And that was only part of the job.

          • Somebody says:

            You’re 61, most of us had to do that at our first jobs. Adding up orders, figuring taxes and counting back change was nothing special when we were young.

            Hell, using a calculator was considered cheating when we were young, they require them now. They get to take a freaking calculator with them for the SAT🙄

    • Somebody says:

      Having a job is good, provided her studies come first. It really depends on management, some are very supportive and protective of high schoolers, some treat them like indentured servants. I hope Shay has the former. We have several McDonald’s franchises around here owned by the same man, he takes on a roll of mentor and cheer leader for his high school employees, especially those from broken homes. He pays them bonuses for their grades, all kinds of stuff. He rides their case about reports coming up, he’s real involved with the kids and ponies up $ to help with college.

      Provided she’s only working part-time it will be good for her, it teaches responsibility. It will also encourage her to do well in school so being a fast food employee isn’t where she ends up in life. Besides all that she’ll have her own money AND learn the value of a dollar. You should talk to her about the importance of saving and encourage her to put a certain percentage aside. That money will come in handy down the line at college or for a car or deposits for her first apartment, or just for some unexpected situation.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Oh I’m all for it and depending on activities and school load might have pushed at 16. This guy seems similar to the owner near you. Shifts are as short as three hours and no more than six on weekends. Complete flexibility with extracurricular stuff for all the kids. It appears pretty neat that it’s retirees and teens working together.

        • Somebody says:

          That sounds exactly like here. Teens and retirees. The one closest to me is actually run by a woman my son’s age. She worked for the guy in high school, went to college and ended up working for him again. She runs one of them, but her duties include several other stores she keeps tabs on, does the hiring, firing, training, etc.

        • Swan Spirit says:

          This is so great. There really is nothing like getting that first paycheck for your efforts. It’s such a huge life milestone. I still remember getting paid for babysitting. I had money that my parents didn’t give me, and that I had earned on my own. Your Shay is on a fantastic trajectory toward independence. I can’t imagine where she learned it? 💝 😎

          • Mothy67 says:

            She did tell me I was going to end up like Frank on Shameless if I didn’t cut back. Ouch. Seems like I was reading every damned word of Harry Potter to her just yesterday. I didn’t even bother to ask who let her watch Shameless.

          • swanspirit says:

            She loves you. I have never watched Shameless, so I had to look up who Frank was. 😎

          • Mothy67 says:

            It is funny and I love Frank. The British version is good too. Dysfunctional is an understatement.

          • Constance says:

            Of course you only get 2/3 of a first paycheck like everyone else and that tax deduction is always a horrible shock.

    • votermom says:

      congrats to Shay!

  9. votermom says:

    My 20 year old minivan is dying. Mechanic says it would take more money to fix it than it’s worth and advised me to get a newer old car. Ugh I hate car shopping.

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Spring! My Favorite time of the year. 😀

  11. lateblum says:

  12. Dora says:

    Kind of gives me the creeps.

    • Miranda says:

      True, I hate people EVEN MORE now.

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL ! Actually my life didn’t change much at all with the quarantine, I was pretty much enjoying my introverted lifestyle before then.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          I’ve been social distancing for 15 years. (It wasn’t entirely my choice)

        • Constance says:

          I learned to enjoy staying home, still don’t like talking on the phone, absolutely hate zoom. I did have a friend who would sneak out anytime for any activity so that has been fun. She worked at Trader Joe’s so she had a non stop parade of people in her face day after day and touched all the items they had just touched in their carts and she never got Covid from all that.

  13. lateblum says:

    Thankfully we don’t have the Astra-Zeneca vaccine to deal with here.
    And although I talk about being jealous of people who are getting the J&J, I’m still torn about getting any vax at all. And I am not an anti-vaxxer.

    • jeffhas says:

      ^THIS^ is exactly how I feel, I’m not anti-vax- but the whole world has gone to political hell in a hand basket the past 4-8-12 years, so I don’t trust ANY OF OUR INSTITUTIONS anymore, including the Medical institutions (who I was skeptical of throughout my life because people near me would walk into a hospital and come out on a morgue slab)…

      So what do you do; watch half the people you know get ‘the shot’ and ask you when you’re getting yours, and go from “they haven’t approved my age bracket”, to “I’m waiting for the J&J” to I donmt know what next, because honestly I’m not getting it unless I absolutely MUST get it to travel on a plane, and even then I would likely avoid a trip when I could.

      I’m reaching the threshold of just out and out lying to people and telling them I git ‘The Shot’ wasn’t really sick from it, and I’m good to go… but that Vaccine Passport thing isn’t going to accept my lies.

      F’ing politics; they just couldn’t accept Trump, so that we could watch ‘the steal’ take place and likely get over it. Ugh.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m not an ant-vaxxer, either. I just want more information than what a few months of testing can provide. You can’t invent time. Right now, I know what the odds of my dying are from covid-19, and they aren’t scary enough to take the unknown risk from the vaccine. I want to know things like how long does the immunity last? If it’s like the flu shot and we need one every year, then is it the full dose again, or just a booster? What happens if the immunity derived from the vaccine weakens, and a person gets covid-19 then? Is the result a milder case or a cytokine storm? We don’t know yet.

      There have been around 1800 people in the US who have died within 48-72 hours of getting the vaccine. Did the vaccine kill them, or is it like someone on their deathbed from cancer being called a covid-19 death? My head says they wouldn’t give the vaccine to someone with just a few days to live because it takes a couple of weeks for someone to become immune so these people were probably not expected to die. I’m comfortable with waiting this out a bit because I’ve never been particularly worried, but I understand for a lot of people the risk is higher, and they’re looking for peace of mind as much as anything else.

      • lateblum says:

        My risks are higher than yours. Age, respiratory factors, cancer, all play a role into my non-decision. As well as the not-very-thorough follow up studies. I don’t mind getting shots if I know – or think I can guess at the after effects. But that ended in Oct, 2019 when the flu shot I had knocked me for a loop – a huge loop, I might add. I was sick for weeks and at one point thought I might need hospitalization. (And I’m not very quick to jump into that hand basket.) so given that last episode of flu vaccine, I’m reluctant to give this a try.
        I’ve stayed as safe as I can. I follow most rules. There are no crowds to join. And I’m not a “crowd” person anyway. The most people I’ve been around is the birthday party for g-girlie #1 in October. There were maybe 11 people there. They were all equally careful. And since the vaccine has begun being distributed, most of those adults have been vaccinated. So Easter was a little smaller group and I was one of 3 adults unvaccinated. The other two are set to be vaccinated in a week. They all think my decision is political. It isn’t. I’m still trying to be careful about my health. I can just see me getting the vaccine and keeling over 24 hours later.

        • swanspirit says:

          I am not willing to end up on a stretcher without the ability to move anything, but my head. I have no problem telling people I have very bad reactions to flu shots.
          I was sick for a month, but I lived through the swine flu. My good friend Patti in Baltimore has the Covid. She has diabetes type2, and is technically obese. She was very sick, but is on the mend.
          Now, my friend Chrissy has the Covid, and is pretty sick, but slowly getting better. She is also somewhat overweight, and has had heart surgery a little over a year ago.
          She is using a percussion massager, to bring up copious amounts of drainage from her lungs, and she thinks that is a game changer.

        • elliesmom says:

          I get pissy with people who say my decision is because Trump lost the election. While I don’t believe vaccinating everyone is a big conspiracy to kill us all, I do believe our government ‘never lets a crisis go to waste”.. I’ve been expressing my conserns over the safety and the efficacy of any vaccine rushed to market since before the election. I know getting the vaccine gives a lot of people mental and emotional comfort. I have that now. Getting the vaccine without more knowledge that can only come with time would destroy a lot of the mental and emotional comfort I have now.

          • lateblum says:

            I know just what you mean. I have seen a friend change dramatically since being vaccinated. Her relief is obvious. And I am grateful that you are so gifted that you can put my feelings into words.

        • SHV says:

          “My risks are higher than yours. Age, respiratory factors, cancer, all play a role into my non-decision.”
          *****
          It is difficult to make an informed decision due to lack of long term data, the still experimental nature of the vaccine, and demonstrated politicalization and lying about COVID. IMO, the early data suggest a positive risk/benefit for people who are older and with pre-existing conditions. For younger/healthy people it’s a more difficult decision. For this group the immediate risk of COVID infection is low vs unknown longterm risk of a new vaccine. The real uncertainty for this group is the uncertainty of longterm effects of COVID infection especially the reports of heart muscle involvement, even in mild infections.

      • lateblum says:

        Em, I didn’t mean to make it sound as though I were competing with you (r/t risk). I was in a hurry and just put out what I was “thinking”. I meant I have several medical issues along with age that actually make me more wary of the vaccine. Sorry if it sounded otherwise.

    • Anthony says:

      Not an anti vaxxer, but this wouldn’t be my first tango with a ‘wonder drug’ touted to be a panacea. One took almost two years to put me in the hospital. Unlike most people (who were dropping like flies) I made it through by the skin of my teeth.

      I’m going to wait til there’s 2 years of data re side effects. It might be the biggest mistake of my life, but its the only decision I’m comfortable with. And I have complete respect for anyone who feels differently. We all have to do what we’re comfortable doing.

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  16. lateblum says:

    From the article which may be behind a hated paywall….


    “It’s not really a political football, which is what they keep using this thing as,” said Mr. Campbell, whose wife, Cheryl Campbell, is also a health care technology expert and recently joined the Biden administration.
    “It’s sad because Florida could lead the nation in this if we just took a minute to talk and think it through.”

    Mr. DeSantis’s order has already altered the back-to-school plans for Nova Southeastern University, based in Fort Lauderdale, which had announced a policy for returning students to be vaccinated. The university’s president and chief executive officer, George Hanbury, said the university was reviewing the order and planned to follow it.

    “We’re not trying to do anything but protect our students,” he said.

    Republican critics say vaccine passports raise the specter of centralized databases of vaccinated people, which they view as a government intrusion on privacy.

    “A vaccine passport—a unified, centralized system for providing or denying access to everyday activities like shopping and dining—would be a nightmare for civil liberties and privacy,” Justin Amash, a former Republican congressman who is now a libertarian, wrote on Twitter last week.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I never got the flu vax when I was a dimocrat. I got it when my dad was sick. I don’t blindly follow medical advice. I ain’t shooting my belly with insulin for the rest of my life. Dude sent me home with a scrip for two different types to be injected 4x a day. He did this without A1c. ?????????? Also an anxiety med with the side effect of maybe causing diabetes????????
      Thanks I will decide. I monitoring like crazy cause I was on it for two days. Just because someone is a doctor who stares at a computer screen doesn’t mean he is god. Fauci has creeped me out since day one. I go with my gut.

  17. Dora says:

    WATCH: Alex Jones Physically Stops Vehicle After Witnessing Migrant Children Being Stuffed in the Luggage Compartment

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/watch-alex-jones-physically-stops-vehicle-witnessing-migrant-children-stuffed-luggage-compartment/

  18. Angie says:

    I ❤ him

  19. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣

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  21. lyn5 says:

    America First Legal plans to sue like Democrats.

    https://www.aflegal.org/

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    • SHV says:

      “As a teen, she transitioned to male but came to regret it.”
      ****
      Decades of work for lawyers and billions of $$$ of payouts.

  23. lyn5 says:

    Foty-four percent of new covid infections are in five states: FL, NY, MI, PA and NJ.

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  25. Anthony says:

    Chip off the old block

  26. helenk3 says:

    for the Harry and Megan fans here

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