Monday Open Thread

Let’s start the week with some happy little flowers 😀

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140 Responses to Monday Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Go get her, MTG…………

    • swanspirit says:

      If more Republicans acted like MTG, President Trump would still be residing in the White House. Mad Maxine should have been expelled years ago, along with a few others.

    • Anthony says:

      Auntie Maxine needs to go to prison for domestic terrorism

    • elliesmom says:

      The Chauvin trial goes to the jury today. The country is in the hands of 12 people who have been called upon to be brave. They didn’t volunteer. If the world wasn’t watching, and people like Maxine Waters weren’t inciting violence and threatening the jury specifically, after days of following the trial, I can safely say, there’s enough reasonable doubt to sail the ship that got stuck in the canal through. If the jury reaches a verdict, everyone will know how each juror voted. If they don’t reach a verdict, and there’s a mistrial, theoretically, no one would know how each jurer voted. The jury’s safest route is to do that and hope no one leaks the results of the vote until the mob acquires another target. Make it a 6 to 6 vote. (If you don’t believe a jury is capable of voting based on what’s best for the jury, you’ve never served on a jury.)

      • swanspirit says:

        I think a mistrial would be a satisfactory outcome, for the jurors, the defendant, and the residents of many cities in this country, who are being held hostage by those threatening to riot, and calling it justice.

        • lateblum says:

          My guess is the mob won’t see it as justice. They’ll see it as justice denied. There will be fire and blood whatever the outcome. I heard someone on morning radio today saying, “No place in Minnesota is safe”. It wasn’t said as a declarative statement. It was a threat. BLM/ANTIFA as well as the other organizations who make their blood moneys based on rioting and violence against any and everyone, have been primed for this moment.
          (I hope I’m wrong)

          • elliesmom says:

            That’s where I’m coming from. There will be riots no matter how this is resolved. The jury’s dilemma is how to be fair to Chauvin and to protect themselves at the same. Finding Chauvin guilty on any of the charges puts him in prison. There are lots of places for a lawyer to argue for an appeal, but if the jury believes he shouldn’t be found guilty, they also know he’s not safe in prison.

          • lateblum says:

            It’s hell any way you look at it. I wouldn’t want to be any of them. You couldn’t have paid me to sit on that jury. I’d have lied my way right off it. And then I’d have felt guilty for every single bad event that happened following the trial.

          • elliesmom says:

            If he’s found guilty, every policeman in Minneapolis should walk off the job. A lot of other places, too.

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          • lyn5 says:

            What EM wrote.

    • Constance says:

      Maxine and a few others are an embarrassment to themselves and to our country. Their behavior is not OK.

  2. Mothy67 says:

    Yeah flowers.
    I wonder what facts mad max is aware of regarding the Chauvin case. I’d wager nothing not spewed on cnn. She is a very dangerous cretin lacking a soul. Look at this mornings Daily Mail. Article after article about shootings. Have one thing in common— race. I think she and dims foster this. Potentially there might be billions in damages due to riots and possible loss of life in a reaction to the death of a career criminal who resisted arrest. They chose to deify a thug and will ignore the death of a 7 year old girl shot in a McD’s drive thru?
    So sad.

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  5. elliesmom says:

    A Patriots’ Day salute to William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, Sybil Luddington, Israel Bissell, and the guy who gets all the credit, and the only one not to complete his mission, Paul Revere. Things haven’t changed much, have they? 😉

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The foe long since in silence slept;
    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
    And Time the ruined bridge has swept
    Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

    On this green bank, by this soft stream,
    We set today a votive stone;
    That memory may their deed redeem,
    When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

    Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
    To die, and leave their children free,
    Bid Time and Nature gently spare
    The shaft we raise to them and thee.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Who will fire the next “shot heard round the world”? literally or figuratively. We have people knocking on doors and sounding the alarm, Some people are opening their minds and listening, but most people are slamming the door in their faces. What I heard a lot of from the high school kids I taught at this time of year was, “So what? We just would have ended up like Canada, and that would have been a good thing.” The national mindset of Cananda is quite different from the US. They pride themselves in a reputation for being “nice”. “Nice guys always finish last.”

    • Somebody says:

      Ah, see I thought it was Israel Bissell that got gipped out of credit by the Longfellow poem. Then the other day you said Samuel Prescott. I figured you’d know better than I would, living in that area. Israel Bissell was one of the riders though, so I’m not crazy. I thought I maybe had my wires crossed and maybe Israel Bissell invented the vacuum cleaner or something and I mixed up history 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      One day I’m going to make it to New England. I had such grand plans home schooling my daughter to travel and learn history, plus some science along the way. We did take some trips, some fabulous trips before and after cancer, but cancer threw a monkey wrench in my plans for several years. Then my MIL’s health took a dive, so that was another monkey wrench, then by high school I had the grandkids….sigh.

      Anyway New England was on my list. We actually had a trip planned, timed to catch the foliage😉 We were weeks away from that trip when she was diagnosed.

      • elliesmom says:

        There was a Girl Scout badge for middle school age girls that had a requirement to find out how the streets in your town got their names. I sent the local historical society the names of the streets where the girls lived. We had someone on Paul Revere Road, Samuel Prescott Drive, and William Dawes Street. The person from the historical society who came to the meeting went into great detail about the events of that night, and the girls were enthralled with “the rest of the story”. Bissell and Ludington were included in her presentation, but they weren’t local folks. (I lived in the part of town where there were streets named for every president from Washingon to Eisenhower. Where I live now is named after a local counterfeiter from the early 1800s. It’s a fun thing to research.)

  6. lateblum says:

    Beautiful flowers!!!
    I love how they brighten my day❣️❣️

  7. Mothy67 says:

    I’d like to read a book by Darren Wilson or George Zimmerman taking the mob to task. Wilson’s life was ruined because elitist scum on cnn/msnbc fictionalized the events. What are their lives like now? Their families? Is there any peace.
    Does tlaib believe thugs should be allowed to steal, harass, beat low income immigrant shop owners with no punishment? How does no police work in her delusional world? Do lefties not grasp that allowing shoplifting increases the cost on products? It is unfathomable to me that you can steal 600 dollars in goods in CA and face nothing.

  8. swanspirit says:

    The families of Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor, two of the iconic victims in the Black Lives Matter movement, are questioning its funding

    The families of Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor — two of the iconic victims in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement — are questioning the funding of the movement, with Taylor’s family calling the Louisville, Kentucky BLM branch a “fraud.”

    Earlier this month, when the New York Post reported Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors had bought four homes since 2016, New York City area Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome called for “an independent investigation.”
    Those concerns are now being amplified by other figures within the movement, after Khan-Cullors defended her real estate purchases last week as part of her effort to support her family, and claimed her wealth was not due to the organization itself.
    The Washington Examiner‘s Joseph Simonson reported Monday:

    [O]n Thursday, the mother of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police during a raid in March 2020, charged that the movement in her city of Louisville, Kentucky, is nothing more than a scam.

    “I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville, and personally have found them to be fraud,” Tamika Palmer wrote on Facebook.

    Last month, the father of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old shot and killed by police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, asked Black Lives Matter a simple question: “Where is all that money going?”

    A review of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s financial documents found the group raised nearly $100 million in 2020, of which less than $40 million was spent in the last year.

    Khan-Cullors said last week that the organization is not a “charity,” and that people in the community with financial needs should pressure the government for reparations for slavery

    $100 million dollars is a lot of money. It buys expensive houses, and probably quite a few politicians. It wouldn’t surprise me to find Maxine Waters as a beneficiary of BLM. Because BLM is NOT A CHARITY, and if you want reparations get it from the government. Because black lives matter.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Didn’t Floyd get a 27 million payout? Probably why these families are upset, they want a bigger cut. Have “blacks” figured out yet that their lives don’t matter to these crooks? Wish they’d pay more attention to Candace who’s been taking a 2×4 to their dunderheads for a few years now.

      • lateblum says:

        Candace isn’t loud enough or threatening enough or violent enough or LEFT enough for these and other families to pay attention to her. She doesn’t blame white people for the individual problems of poc. She takes to task, people who act irresponsibly or lazily or who take the easy way (blame someone else) out to resolve their discontent.
        She doesn’t make it easy for some to pay attention to her.

      • Constance says:

        So 27 million should support a family of 20 for the rest of their lives. But since money skills are not taught anywhere they have probably blown through the money and used it to acquire a bunch of debt.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Beginning with Occupy Wall Street the Left has been upping their street theater game.

      • Constance says:

        I have to wonder what the Left sees as the end point. A bunch of them cornered and mowed down by authorities? Or they continue to run and rage until they beat entire cities into dust? Or they get herded into holding pens and held in non climate controlled conditions where they can beat on each other while being fed non organic non vegan food until they can be processed?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ve totally given up on the Democrats. The bastards have moved into Virginia to get Terry McAuliffe another governor term by propping him up as a great humanitarian for restoring voting rights to about 200k felons, when Hillary won our state. Our Republican party just keeps rolling over, not a peep. Pretty much done with them too.

    • lyn5 says:

      Democrats love their violence.

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  11. helenk3 says:

    Is it a requirement to be a hypocrite now to represent the democratic party?

  12. helenk3 says:

    My grandson sent me beautiful flowers to thank me for the mustang. sunflowers, roses. day Lillies. Made my day

  13. helenk3 says:

    since wallace was using his knee pads to bid-on during the debates, makes you wonder about his judgement

    • lyn5 says:

      I no longer trust polls, but college-educated probably went independent. Democrats have a moron for their leader, and no educated person would vote for that.

      • Constance says:

        When the Republicans call me for money for the next election so they can “win and stop Democrats” I just tell them “you won the last election by a landslide but didn’t fight the rigged election and take office. So what difference does it make if you lose or win the next election you still won’t take office.” They are just silent and then I hang up. So yeah, Republicans lost the support of anyone who can think. But fortunately for them a lot of college educated are really stupid people with credentials. Just because I am not Republican doesn’t mean I will vote Democrat.

  14. lyn5 says:

    Speaking of flowers …

  15. lyn5 says:

    The Capitol Police force is not required to release the names of officers involved in any shooting, and most-often times they choose to withhold that information from the public.

    Not to mention, Capitol Police are also under no obligation to respond to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

    The Capitol Police are part of the Legislative Branch and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. That means if a journalist or watchdog group asks for records on police misconduct or inspector general reports, they’ll come up empty because Capitol Police are not required under the law to comply.

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    • Cisco says:

      Um, F’K you ‘Bama.
      That is all, good night

    • Constance says:

      I wonder how all these self important morons like Obama will react when they realize that we regular people see them as a bunch if elitist parasites on society and are dreaming up ways to eliminate them from our world and no one sees them as wise or as leaders.

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  19. elliesmom says:

    I’ve made breakfast and lunch and slime, given a chess lesson, explored the lake with Crash and Ellie, adjusted the height of a bicycle seat, and prepared a pattern to make an outfit from JoJo Siwa fabric. On about 4 hours sleep because Crash was too excited to settle down last night. I’m going to try for a nap, but I’m not very optimistic. 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      Sounds like a fun day! If you don’t catch that nap perhaps you’ve sufficiently worn Crash out so she’ll retire early this evening and you can too😉

      I had my grandkids all day yesterday. It was nice to spend the day with them, but boy am I out of practice! I was pretty tuckered out last night🤣 We didn’t even do anything outside as it was pouring rain all day.

    • lyn5 says:

      I can only imagine how excited she is. Hope you get your nap.

      Thanks for the sweet card. ❤

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  21. mothy2017 says:

    Skipping Jeopardy for the next two weeks. Anderson Cooper is hosting.

  22. lyn5 says:

    By March 11th the State of Oregon announced that all State prisoners had been vaccinated or been offered vaccinations. At the same time, Oregon’s highest risk category, seniors, were estimated at at a vaccinate rate of 50%.

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    Breaking news, WAPO interviewed medical examiner regarding Capitol police officer Sicknick. For whatever reason medical examiner finally broke silence. Officer Sicknick died of natural causes.

    Repeat Sicknick died of natural causes. He suffered two strokes. No evidence of being bludgeoned and no evidence of a reaction to bear spray.

    So the MSM has been lying. Congressional leadership has been lying and lied during impeachment. The FBI director lied to congress. On and on the lies go, all to promote an insurrection narrative.

    This information from the medical examiner has been known to TPTB for months. It was known before Sicknick was cremated only days after his death.

    • lateblum says:

      And on Twitter, they are calling the ME a “Trumper” and then saying that if the natural causes were two strokes, as was reported there, it was because of the Insurrection. I swear they have to believe these things or they’ll lose their minds. The investment in these radical lies is beyond all understanding.

  25. swanspirit says:

    I find this fascinating. I always wonder about the women, how they dealt with their restrictions, and the clothing.
    Around the world, in 1896.

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    An interesting thread. I really wanted to get the main tweet by Turley, but ended up with this thread…

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  31. lyn5 says:

    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launched a new social media platform, “Frank,” on Monday morning, but users aren’t yet able to set up profiles to interact on the platform.

    “Frank was attacked, it’s the biggest attack in history next to the election,“ Lindell said in the livestream, suggesting that the platform is facing cyberattacks “from all over the world.”

  32. swanspirit says:

    President Trump is on Hannity. Just hearing his voice is reassuring.

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  34. elliesmom says:

    Crash made cupcakes this afternoon after my sort of nap. I had her bake them in my jumbo muffin pan so there were only six cupcakes. She made a pink buttercream frosting and decorated them with rainbow sprinkles. it was a challenging project for a nine year old to do almost entirely on her own. Tonight she’s upset because her brother told her they’d all be gone tomorrow. She doesn’t quite understand he’s paying her the ultimate compliment by telling her he’s going to eat all of her cupcakes. Tomorrow she wants to make something he doesn’t like, We’ll have to have a chat but not tonight.

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    • lateblum says:

      Tell Crash I felt the same way about cooking and baking for a long time because of that very thing. So I started making more of what I did well so there would be some left for tomorrow. It was so frustrating spending all that time making things (and then cleaning up afterwards) to have it all be gone in minutes. Give her a big hug from me. ❤️

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  38. swanspirit says:

    No BLM concern for this child. 7 years old, shot 8 times.

    Jaslyn Adams, 7, neighborhood leaders and family call for shooter to be turned in
    The 7-year-old girl killed Sunday afternoon while with her father in a McDonald’s drive-thru was a first grade student who attended a Chicago public school in Humboldt Park, and Chicago detectives are investigating her fatal shooting as possibly targeting her father, according to police.

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