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  1. Swan Spirit says:

    So beautiful!!

  2. Dora says:

    More beautiful flowers! Thank you

    Can’t enjoy the scent while wearing a mask.

  3. Dora says:

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t know about that list. My home depot has a Karen in the paint department, major Karen. Way back when Jacksonville passed a mask mandate, we happened into our local Home Depot early the next morning.

      We innocently walk in. Karen sees us from the paint department runs toward us, screaming and yelling at us to put on a mask or get out. She informed us it is THE LAW, we MUST comply. Our response to Karen was newsflash this isn’t Jacksonville. As luck would have it we were actually headed to the paint department and dear Karen was the only one there that early in the morning. Karen refused to provide us service because we were trying to kill her or something🙄

      We headed to the front to find the manager. The stupid manager told us Karen is correct and here have a mask. I had already pulled up our county website on my phone, clearly they had been inundated with calls. In big red letters it stated there is no mask mandate in our county and that actions taken by the city of Jacksonville in no way impacted the citizens of our county. That was the headline of the local paper in the newspaper box right out in front of the store btw.🙄

      The manager concedes we are correct, but attempts to negotiate with us to wear masks. By this time a few more customers have come in and been harassed and now there are about 10 of us at the courtesy counter. My husband pulls out his phone and tells the manager to smile he’s about to go viral, 5 other people concur and whip out their phones. The manager apologized to all of us, got on the store PA system and announced the mask mandate in Jacksonville does not impact this store, customers are not required to wear masks, etc.

      Karen still wouldn’t mix our paint, but the manager and another employee did. Karen stayed halfway down the aisle, lest we infect her or something. Karen still works there, but she rarely mixes paint these days. I wouldn’t want her to mix my paint anyway because anytime we go in there she gives us dirty looks🤣 Props to Karen though, we happened to be in the store months later when a shipment of toilet paper came in. She found us in the store and whispered to me (I had a mask because we were under mandate at the time). Anyway whispered to me that a shipment had come in to go to a particular aisle to get some before it was gone. I didn’t need toilet paper, but I bought several packages anyway because my son needed it and he’d been getting into my stash. So I bought it and gave it to my son.😉

      The local news stations are based in Jacksonville and are 95% Jacksonville news. Jacksonville did impose a mask mandate effective that day, but it would be months, multiple contentious “emergency” meetings, before a mask mandate was passed here by a one vote margin. We were the last in the area to have a mandate and the first to remove it, in total it was about a 90 day mandate.

      Moral to the story, even those companies employ liberals😉

  4. Dora says:

    No, it’s not normal, but will we ever be normal again?

  5. Dora says:

    WATCH: Black Lives Matter Take Over Dallas Restaurant, Chant ‘Who Burn Sh-t Down? We Burn Sh-t Down’

    Militant Black Lives Matter extremists have taken over a Dallas restaurant bragging about their fondness of arson.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    ‘steeze always has the right words 😀

  7. elliesmom says:

    It’s another cloudy day in southern New England. The temps are back down in the 50s. I’ll go back to wearing a jacket if I have to, but unless it snows, I’m not putting socks back on. I started a mission to complete all WIPs (Works In Progress) a few weeks ago. I’m usually pretty good about finishing what I start, but I kind of stopped caring about it last year at this time when my two trips got cancelled. I had cut out a “suitcase wardrobe” for a 12 day trip to England, Scotland, and Ireland, and I figured I could give it a trial run on the trip to visit my friend in Ohio. I was having fun planning clothes for almost 2 weeks that would fit in a suitcase I could easily carry myself. Then both trips were abruptly cancelled. I had finished most of it, but there were 4 things cut out but not sewn. Now there’s only one. The last piece is a dress, and right now it still has nowhere to be worn. But I am going to finish it.

    The “man cave” is all packed up. My friend helped me with that, and I’m very grateful she turned it into a fun trip down memory lane. The next project should be the outdoor things I started and then lost all interest in doing. I’m still not interested. Maybe a sunny day would help, but it’s been gray here everyday for awhile.

    The grandkids will be here on Saturday so maybe they’ll bring the sun. 🙂 Crash tells me I have to start sewing “a lot” again because she’s bringing me some JoJo Siwa fabric that needs to get sewn. We were on a video chat for a couple of hours yesterday after school. I gave her access to my grocery shopping list so she could plan the meals for the week. She did pretty well. We’re having a pork tenderloin, chicken with lime, tacos, spaghetti and mealballs, pizza “with all the stuff”, breakfast for dinner, and Chinese beef and broccoli. I think she’ll get enough of the breakfast things at breakfast here so I need to add one more dinner. She got most of the stuff I’d need to make her meals on the list. She said the store doesn’t sell “Chinese sauce”. I also found Oreos, microwave popcorn, fresh strawberries, clementines, blackberries, and York ice cream patties on my list. I asked her brother if he had anything to add. He would like me to make macaroni and cheese. While she expects me to really cook, he’s OK with, maybe even prefers, mac and cheese in the blue box. 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      I’m sure the grandkids will bring sunshine, even if it is technically cloudy outside😉 Sounds like crash has things all planned out on the meal front. I like to occasional breakfast for dinner, but you may be right.

      You’ll have somewhere to wear that dress soon enough, so go on and finish it. Sounds like Crash has sewing plans when she gets there.

      The weather will warm up soon enough and you can tackle your outdoor chores then. Springtime is the only time I truly enjoy tinkering in the yard or on the lanai. I enjoy cleaning up, weeding, mulching, planting, fertilizing and watching everything spring back to life.

      I missed that this year, been in bed doing my Jabba impression🙄 Love my husband, but his idea of gardening and mine differ greatly. He took a string trimmer and a gallon of round up to my flowerbeds and pronounced DONE! Oh dear lord, what a frightful mess they are. Normally by this time they are full of color. I made him take me to the garden center to buy more plants, but he hasn’t gotten around to planting them, they’re still in pots. They’d be dead if I didn’t sneak out to water them🙄 I was going to hire someone via takyl, but due to covid they have suspended operations.

      So whatever you do or don’t get done outside, you can chuckle to yourself it’s better than the barren mess I have. I had big plans this year to change the lanai and the immediate area around it, complete re-do. I personally threw out a lot of stuff on the lanai and removed plants last fall thinking I’d jump on that first this spring. I never imagined I’d still be dealing with my health issues come spring. It was supposed to be a minor outpatient surgery in November, two to three week recover good as new by Thanksgiving🙄 So I have a barren mess in the front and the back. I’ve turned it into a bit of personal motivation, it’s either that or cry🤣

      I know you’ll enjoy the grandkids, I hope you all have a fabulous visit! I’m sure Hank and Ellie won’t mind sharing you for a short time, especially if they get a little bit of extra attention😉

      • elliesmom says:

        My back deck is two steps down from inside the house and very close to the ground. I saw Elliesdad was beginning to have a difficult time getting out to the deck and back into the house without help so when I added the large front porch to the house, I had it built level with the front door. It was easy, peasy for him to get out there, but while there’s signifcant privacy out there, too, he felt uncomfortable sitting out there in his sweats so he’d only go out there if he was what he called “fully clothed”. So I made plans to raise the back deck so the steps would be from the deck to the ground instead of from the house to the deck. To meet building codes, it meant adding railings to the deck.

        There were a lot of plantings around the deck so in anticipation of the work being done, I dug up a corner of our yard, and I moved all but the heartiest of the plants there with idea I would move them back to the deck this year. Before he actually started the work, my builder, who is a real treasure, in the middle of a friendly conversation asked me if I would be doing the work if it was just me living here, and the answer to that was “no”. Since most of the summer would be over before the work was completed, he suggested waiting until this spring to do it. He said he’d put me first on the list after the ground unfroze. Then he helped me add some planters to the front porch to make it even more private. Sometimes others see what we refuse to see ourselves, and he knew the two stairs down to the deck wouldn’t be a problem come spring.

        It’s too early here for me to move the plantings back, but it’s not too early to pull out the things that moved in during their absence. I found I like having the flower garden where I moved it so while I’ll be moving some of it back, I’ll probably buy some new plants and fill in both places. One of things I need to move are the lilies. Close to the deck the deer left them alone, but closer to the woods they became a real treat. I also just cordoned off the area with some 2x4s, and I’d like to do something prettier.

        While I enjoy sewing clothes as much as I enjoy wearing what I made, for me gardening is just a means to an end. I love having a pretty yard, and I’ll do what it takes to make it happen, but there are many, many things I’d rather be doing. ED said he thought it might be because I grew up on a farm, and working in the garden was work not a leisure past time. When I’m planting flowers, I can hear my father’s voice in my head saying, “Vegetables are pretty, too, and you can eat them.” He would have been proud of how many tomatoes I managed to grow in a planter on the porch. I wanted fried green tomatoes, and no one sells green ones around here. 🙂

        • Somebody says:

          I simply cannot grow tomatoes. It’s sad to admit, I feel as though I should turn in my southern card😥 I’ve grown beautiful tomatoes before, but not here, not at this house. The soil here is atrocious, I’ve composted, spread alfalfa, burned all kinds of stuff for the ash during my three year Terra petra phase🤣 I’ve tried all sorts of containers including those Topsy turvy things you hang….failure after failure. The season here for tomatoes is very short anyway due to the heat.

          The few times I’ve managed to yield a few tomatoes I never actually got to harvest them🙄 One year the grandkids played war throwing them at each other. Last year some animal came in the night and feasted on them🙄

          Luckily I can get tomatoes red or green at the grocery year round. If anybody counted on me to grow them they’d starve🤭 Zucchini, pole beans, okra, lettuce, herbs, a variety of fruits, no problem……tomatoes not so much🙄

  8. Dora says:

    Cuomo ‘compared himself to violent Godfather character Sonny Corleone and bragged about his sexual prowess’ damning new profile claims – and Joe Biden ‘told aide that the Gov. has absolutely enormous balls’

  9. Dora says:

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is currently “engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV,” among multiple other venues, in an effort to reach White conservatives who may be hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • lateblum says:

      Should I tell the WH that I don’t follow NASCAR nor do I watch CMTv. And regardless of how they want to racially profile me, they are SOL when it comes to convincing me r/t the vaccine?
      Let me also add that if it comes from *this* particular WH, it gets filed in to circular file – virtual or real..

    • 1539days says:

      Imagine how hard it will be when people stop getting COVID in another month or so. Oh, wait. They also think White people in the South don’t understand math.

  10. Miranda says:

    Seen today: 2 people riding individual bikes outside…while wearing masks.

    • Somebody says:

      The other day I saw a guy out Joy riding in his golf cart by himself with a mask on. I laughed hysterically🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • lateblum says:

      I see this nonsense everyday here in Evanston. There are those of us here who routinely go without masks waiting for neighbors or shoppers to “remind” us that masks are needed. It is absurd. ABSURD

      • Miranda says:

        I sometimes feel I’m overly nervous about the virus, but I’m a Hell’s Angel compared with a lot of people around here.

        • lateblum says:

          I will say that I still don’t go anywhere it is crowded. But I didn’t before C19, either. The only time I went into a really crowded spot was when I worked and I had to ride the el on the way to or from work. Sometimes, I’d wait for the next train if I had enough time before work.

          • Miranda says:

            After my 2 weeks are up, I will be going back to hot yoga. I quit during the pandemic because I was uncomfortable being in a hot room with a lot of people exhaling. I will probably still be a little uncomfortable, but it’s my way of not giving in to fear.

  11. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Maybe teach black men not to resist arrest?

      • Somebody says:

        If the police are abolished there will be a lot more Daunte shootings, it just won’t be the police pulling the trigger. Turf wars will escalate, crime will soar, vigilantism will escalate as will self defense shootings.

      • Miranda says:

        Maybe if Wright hadn’t had a warrant for armed robbery, things would have been a little calmer.

    • lateblum says:

      I still wouldn’t buy B&J ice cream. I stopped the instant they named that one flavor after Colbert. Just plain stopped. Haven’t had a bite since then.

    • Miranda says:

      Even beyond the wokeness, the B&J ice cream has always had a weird aftertaste to me. I’m lucky that we have an awesome local ice cream store (Fresh) where I can satisfy the ice cream need. Last fall’s ‘autumn cookie’ flavor was to die for, followed closely by ‘frozen hot chocolate’. Mmm.

      • 1539days says:

        It’s mostly just dense. Also, when you put foreign material into ice cream (sprinkles, cookie dough, chips, nuts, etc) the ice cream itself becomes a bit player. It’s a sign of a mediocre ice cream.

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    Bet She doesn’t Rip this speech up. 😆

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  16. Dora says:

    Trump Launches Huge Project To Fight Biden Admin…

    A cadre of Trump-era officials Tuesday launched a new nonprofit group called the America First Policy Institute, with a mission of boosting a populist agenda similar to that of former President Trump.

    The 35-person group has a $20 million first-year budget and a number of prominent Trump alumni at the helm. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will serve as informal advisers.

  17. helenk3 says:

    consequences of green energy the dems are trying shove down our throats

  18. helenk3 says:

    between her and bid-on I guess senility makes you think you have super powers

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    Skanky cunt.

  20. lateblum says:

    It’s only right . . . Not only did the Waukegan,IL schools NOT rename either of two schools after the Obamas, they stated the Obamas “didn’t suffer” civil rights violations. They also said that Obama didn’t deserve the honor due to his mistreatment of immigrants who crossed the Mexican border during his time in office. They named the schools after civil rights icons John Lewis and Edith Smith.

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  22. lateblum says:

    I think I may have traumatized Calamity this morning. After nearly 15 minutes of tantrum, I was finally able to get her into the car while big sis fumed and ranted, correctly, that she was going to be late for school. When we arrived at the school, we had to enter through the office because they were late for school and the other doors were locked. Big sis rushed into school and did not wait to see to it that Calamity made it in safely. (Perfectly okay with me as I was with them.) So I walked into the building with the little one because she seemed reluctant – the office lights were off and it was dark inside. As it turned out, Calamity was more wary because I was not wearing a mask and she was fearful that either I’d get into trouble, or she would. I wonder what Friday morning will bring.

  23. threewickets says:

    In test tube fertilization, sperm with smaller morphology and slower motility (like Woody Allen in About Sex) will index higher for gay men. There is no swimming competition to the egg. No test tube bias is evident for gay/straight women.

  24. helenk3 says:

    Bid-on is at Arlington National Cemetary, He has no clue what is going on.
    God Damn the dems for inflicting this country with this senile old man.
    They had a good life in this country, why do they hate it so much

  25. helenk3 says:

    2nd degree murder charges brought against police office in shooting in minn

  26. Constance says:
    Mike Lindell’s free speech platform will have a pre launch on Thursday and launch next Monday. You can sign up ahead of then at this website and then add the icon to your phone. I support anything that doesn’t censor political thought.

    • lateblum says:

      Thank you, Constance. So the problem with this is that I have to leave a cell phone number to sign up. 😟
      I hope there will be another way to access this site later. I don’t leave my phone number anywhere. 😕

    • 1539days says:

      I just read Mike’s autobiography. That guy lived about the most charmed life (in the sense God kept him from dying multiple times) I’ve ever heard of. I’m in.

      • Constance says:

        I think ML is a late comer to this. He said it had been worked on for 4 years, they have their own servers and are in no way dependent on big tech. They expect attacks but are ready to face them. What I’m not clear on is Trump keeps saying he is launching a new independent site. Is this it? I hope they aren’t competing. I don’t care if they have my phone number I just want to try it and watch it evolve.

        • 1539days says:

          My cell phone is kind of my throwaway number anyway. I still have a home phone (IP not landline) but I could tell like 10 people my new number and it would be fine.

    • lyn5 says:

      I hope I can use it on my PC.

  27. Myiq2xu says:

    • 1539days says:

      Insurrectionist meaning woman who was in a doorway?

      • lyn5 says:

        She was crouched in the window. The murderer could have pushed her back instead of killing her.

        I like this comment in reply to penis breath.

        Martin Cowen @mlcowen Replying to @EWErickson
        Takes a special kind to kill an unarmed woman. Takes a special kind to approve of that kind. OMG

        • lateblum says:

          I’m going out on a limb here, but I’d bet the person who shot Ashli Babbitt was not white.

  28. helenk3 says:

    that mayor is so on the side of BLM that he should step down and join them so the taxpayers do not have to pay his way.

  29. elliesmom says:

    If you’re on Facebook, Dennis Prager is doing a really good series on the Ten Commandments. I don’t know if you can access his written essays anywhere else, but you probably can. He’s written a book about them. There are probably videos. Dennis is a religious Jew, and while the vast majority of what he writes and speaks about is secular, this series is a window into what frames his political beliefs. I am thoroughly enjoying the series. While most religious people believe us heathens reject religion in its entirety, many of us just reject the idea there’s a supernatural being controlling the universe. We accept the tenets of how to have a moral personal life and how they lead to a world we’d all like to live in. The comments are particularly interesting on Facebook, and while there’s always a jerk or two who show up anywhere and everywhere, for the most part people are having a lively and respectful conversation. My respect for Prager’s ability to teach has grown. He’s up to “Honor thy father and thy mother”, which is the 4th or 5th commandment depending on which religious group you call home.

    • 1539days says:

      I kind of ascribe to the idea of God being the sum total of all the physical laws of the universe. The Universe is vast, like it would take 93 billion years to get from one end to the other at the speed of light. The scale is inconceivable. I am comfortable with the idea that even though we have smart phones and space travel and genetic engineering, we barely know jack shit about anything on a grand scale.

      • elliesmom says:

        When I was in college, my astronomy class used to gather on the roof of our prof’s garage to use his rather large telescope. Typical refreshments were Blackhorse Ale, English muffins, and peanut butter until he gave me permission to use his kitchen. While there was usually a good supply of alcohol, no one ever fell off the roof. When the conversation would turn to how the universe began, the idea this vast universe could come about without a supernatural being would be raised. Being the only woman in the group, it took me awhile before I challenged the group’s consensus by suggesting the universe might not have needed to be created. Maybe it was always here. We seem to have grasped the concept of infinity, but we can’t seem to apply it to time in all directions. You can’t be a good scientist unless you’re willing to try to sort out what’s true from what humans need to believe is true, Sometimes they turn out to be one and the same, but sometimes they don’t.

        • 1539days says:

          With time itself being a dimension, the whole concept of cause and effect would dictate that something changed and there was a before and after. The universe itself is expanding its outer edge. This goes with the idea that the universe expands and contracts at an incredibly low frequency, perhaps a trillion years. The density of the universe has been calculated to be too low for it to contract, at least using current science. Then again, protons have a half-life of 10^30 years. After they’re gone, atoms would have to have a completely different structure.

          • elliesmom says:

            For the universe to have “an outer edge” would mean it’s not infinite. Infinity is not a hard concept to understand, but it’s hard to internalize it. Humans are born, we grow, and then we die. It’s our frame of reference, and it’s not strange we would try to apply it to our understanding of other things and try to find ways to demonstrate it works. It doesn’t mean our explanation is the correct one. It just works for now. When Ptolemy developed his elaborate explanation of how the planets and stars moved through the sky with the Earth at the center, it could be used to make accurate predictions and was a “good enough” explanation to satisfy people until we knew more. When humans learned more, it not only changed the science, it also completely changed man’s understanding of his own place in the universe. One of the basic tenets of science is every theory begins with “from what we know now”. Like the folks who lived and died in the Ptolemaic universe, I don’t expect to see what the next Kepler will discover, but I know there are two kinds of scientists at work on it. Those trying to prove our current understanding is correct and those trying to prove it isn’t.

  30. votermom says:

    my friend got the 2nd shot of Pfizer. Day after she has painful leg cramps – anyone heard of this happening?

    • Somebody says:

      There is some website to report adverse effects. I haven’t heard specifically about leg cramps, but others may have reported it.

      If she’s really concerned or the cramps get worse and nothing relieves them, maybe she should consider calling her doctor. Isn’t it quinine that relieves legs cramps? A tall glass of tonic water?

    • lyn5 says:

      A blood clot in your leg or arm can have various symptoms, including:

      a warm sensation
      reddish discoloration

      Your symptoms will depend on the size of the clot. That’s why you might not have any symptoms, or you might only have minor calf swelling without a lot of pain. If the clot is large, your entire leg could become swollen with extensive pain.

  31. 1539days says:

    Hey, I have a random question. I’m repairing a spring wreath. There’s something called floral wire to attach (fake in this case) flowers. Is there a regular wire alternative? I have some solid core 26 AWG copper wire. Is that good?

    • Somebody says:

      If you can bend it where it needs to go and if it is obscured from sight, it should be fine. There isn’t anything magical about florist wire, it’s just very thin, flexible wire that is green so it’s easily hidden. I’ve used green zip ties before😉

      Just an FYI, copper prices are up.

      • 1539days says:

        I can’t buy much crack with the amount of copper wire I have. I could also use the Christmas light wire from dead strands I keep to maintain my hoarder status. I can get green zip ties from work, but they’re day glow green.

        • lateblum says:

          Day glow green, hmmm. That might be interesting. 😉

        • Somebody says:

          Christmas light wire is the correct color. Day glow green, not so much😅

          The point of the wire is to hold the flowers where you want them. Use whatever you have on hand, but hopefully something that blends so it’s not noticeable.

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  36. Dora says:

    Sad story. I am always suspicious of these kind of fires. At least most of the horses were saved.


    2 Racehorses Die In Barn Fire At Belmont Racetrack

    The early evening fire claimed the lives of two horses, but dozens were saved from the blaze.

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