Tuesday Open Thread

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    James is right 🙂

  2. Dora says:

    Quite an ugly thing. UGH!

    • Anthony says:

      • DeniseVB says:

        Whew, So.California, another reason to stay on the right coast 🙂

      • Somebody says:

        I’m familiar with football fish, anyone that has ever played Animal crossing is🤣 You learn about all sorts of fish and bugs, which you catch for money😉 You grow fruit and turnips too. Each town has a museum, the goal is to have each species of fish and bugs, as well as a complete fossil collection. Fossils are buried about town. I took charge of the museum collection, the faster it grows the more goodies your town gets🤣

        When my daughter was going through cancer treatment we played Animal crossing everyday. Within the first day or two of her diagnosis, hubby’s co-workers pitched together and bought her an X-box and a couple of games. My son and his co-workers and buddies pitched in and bout her a Nintendo DS. Prior to that we had no video games because I didn’t want to have the temptation or a repeat of the constant battles I had with my son😉 These were gifts, so what could I say?

        She took a liking to Animal Crossing and got me involved. We carted the x-box to the hospital when we were inpatient. She had to be isolated most of the time, but her real life friends that had Animal Crossing could visit her town or she could visit theirs and “play” with them, chat etc. Some of her friends only had a DS, so we maintained two towns, one on each system.

        Yesterday before I headed my daughter handed me a gift box. Inside was one of her DS systems and an Animal crossing game cartridge. ❤ She told me after she finished her classes she’d “visit” me during chemo. As it turned out by the time her class ended and she took the dogs out,I was wrapping up for the day, but I thought it was a sweet gesture🥰

        • lateblum says:

          What a lovely thing for your daughter to do. 💕

        • Somebody says:

          Good grief I already have chemo brain or exhaustion from combo radiation,, chemo and new carpet or something🤪

          Left out some words misspelled bought and maybe a few other words, but I think you all can get my drift.

          One of my anti nausea drugs is compazine, which is also and anti psychotic and anti anxiety medication. It makes me feel like I’ve had a couple of stiff drinks. Bonus, unlike zofran it doesn’t taste like dog ass.

          • swanspirit says:

            Compazine is very “sedating”, with dizziness, drowsiness, and even increased salivating, so it’s probably the compazine. Be careful getting up too fast, too, as it can cause orthostatic hypotension. It drops your blood pressure if you get up too fast.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            I wouldn’t know what dog ass tastes like, but my furbaby Taggart keeps urging me to try cat ass.

        • swanspirit says:

          It was wonderful, your daughter is a sweetheart,❤

        • DeniseVB says:

          So they don’t wash up on Jax Beach? Whew, good to know 😉

        • Woke Lola says:

          Awww, so sweet!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Glad it wasn’t another Montauk Monster ! (Did they ever identify that creature?)

  3. elliesmom says:

    Happy Birthday, Swannie!

  4. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Birthday, To our beautiful Swannie! ❤

  5. Miranda says:

    NC has started hoarding gas because sure. Glad I filled up yesterday!

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Many returns of the day swannie! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    😆
    So Trump was right all along: Queen Elizabeth to announce steps to defend electoral integrity in U.K.
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/10/queens-speech-photo-id-future-elections-social-care

  8. lateblum says:

    Denise, my mother loved those Birds of Paradise. She had a display of them in the entrance of their apartment. She said having that arrangement on display made her feel like a queen. It warmed my heart to open TCH and see these beautiful flowers. Thank you.

    • Somebody says:

      My birds of paradise bloomed last year for the first time! It takes 3 years. I don’t know if they will this year, they haven’t gotten any attention, but I dare not say a word to hubby. I nagged about the flowerbeds in front during my surgery recovery, he weeded them with round up☹😲 So I’ve decided it’s best to keep my mouth shut about the yard, flowerbeds and fruit trees🤪

      My older daughter called me on Mother’s Day to inform me she is hiring a lawn service as a gift for me. She’s narrowed it to three companies and is negotiating getting the beds up to snuff as an additional service because she knows it’s driving me nuts🤣 She doesn’t trust me to let them go🙄 She knows it’s not her father’s cup of tea either🤣 So that’s my mother’s day gift from her, which I thought was very generous. She said she was providing the service through the end of the calendar year to allow me to concentrate all my efforts on treatment and recovery, also to cover for a likely second surgery and recovery period.🥰

      • Miranda says:

        That’s an excellent and useful gift.

      • Somebody says:

        BTW, Lola can back me up. I’m not “that” picky, but damn I got poison spreading. Not in the front flowerbeds, nope just a healthy crop of round up resistant weeds there🤪

        I’ve been through this before years ago when I had a bad accident and couldn’t do yardwork for a season. I was so excited the following year when I removed the weeds burying my beds and found most of my plants alive and thriving underneath😉

      • lateblum says:

        She is a keeper, Somebody! 💕

      • Myiq2xu says:

        It only took 40 years but I found something that I am better at than my BIL. I have a green thumb compared to him. Both his thumbs are brown. He can’t even grow weeds.

        Today I am transplanting tomaters from my garden to theirs.

        • Somebody says:

          I’m so J, even more if they are big fat beefsteak tomatoes.

          Generally speaking I have a fairly green thumb, except when it comes to 🍅 both my thumbs turn brown 🙄

    • DeniseVB says:

      It is a regal plant/flower,isn’t it ? I have so many favorites that won’t grow in my “zone”.

    • lyn5 says:

      RSVPed, but I haven’t done a Zoom.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m thinking of having the grandgirlies over and we can watch it together. They are animal lovers – especially those living in the water.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Your grandkids live in the water? And I thought my family was odd.

        • lateblum says:

          Yes. We are all odd in our own sort of way. 😘😘😘

          But if they could, I believe they *would* live in the water with otters and beavers and fish and dolphins – especially dolphins. JJ (the big sister) has wanted to be a dolphin trainer since she was four years old.

    • DeniseVB says:

      There are gems like this hidden among the museums’ online programs. I’ll admit to watching a 45 minute *live* annual vaccuming of the Blue Whale suspended from the ceiling at the AMNH….in a cherry picker. Sometimes I catch the dinosaurs too 😀

      • elliesmom says:

        I get sent a lot of links to stuff like this, Because I’m a retired mrmber of the Marine Educators Group, a lot of them are ocean related.

  9. Mothy67 says:

    I had a large slice of Mother’s Day cake and a big cup of sweetened coffee for breakfast. I checked my glucose after two hours. 110!!!!!!!!!! I had the sugary breakfast to see if it was just diet and exercise that was controlling my levels or if I was reducing insulin resistance. I wonder if diabetes is over diagnosed? I know it is an actual condition, but every half hour of commercial tv has a diabetes drug ad. I much prefer lifestyle changes to pills. It’s only been a month and I took it from 270 post prandial to 110. I hit the 80’s two to three hours after w workout. I do not trust big pharma.

    • lyn5 says:

      Good for you. If you keep checking and your glucose is normal, why take drugs? Prickly pear juice also reduces blood sugar.

      • Somebody says:

        Prickly pear juice? I wonder if prickly pear vodka helps🤣

        • Somebody says:

          On a serious note plums help balance blood sugar. Plums contain certain phytochemicals that aid in balancing blood sugar

        • lyn5 says:

          There’s a prickly pear cider. I bought a bottle of the concentrated prickly pear juice to add to the cider. I didn’t know about the blood sugar aspect and put a teaspoon in the drink. I felt very hypoglycemic as a result.

    • swanspirit says:

      That’s amazing, Tim! Great results!

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I cannot do glucose monitoring because I cannot stick needles in myself. I can sit still while someone else does it, but I cannot draw my own blood. I tried once.

      I cannot watch while someone else draws my blood either. I have to look away. If I watch I’ll pass out.

      • Somebody says:

        Klown see if you can get a prescription for one of those freestyle Libre 2 glucose monitoring systems. My sister got those for my mom. The doctor gave her a coupon so after she bought the first one the next 3 are $10 each. They last 3 months, so you need 4 per year.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Somebody is right. You should inquire about the libre meter. I think medicare covers it now.i have been reading a lot about testing. Everyone is different. It’s hard for me to get a fasting draw because I have the dawn effect. Shoots up in the morning which means no coffee. Be real. You need carbs to function. I load up during the early part of the day and go keto for dinner. Knowing when and how to eat is half the battle I’ve also researched foot massages and neuropathy. There is no conclusive evidence, but common sense tells me that it gets the blood flowing to the feet which seems would be a good thing. I got my mom one for M day and have used it a few times. I don’t have nerve damage (yet) but I don’t see a drawback unless it causes pain.it’s pretty deep with heat and it blows up around your feet making it very tight. One study had parents giving children with type 1 massages before bed and concluded it had a positive effect on morning numbers

      • John Denney says:

        A techie friend worked for a company that developed a non-invasive way to detect early stages of the onset of diabetes.
        Simply a very bright light on the palm side of your forearm, a very close up photograph of it, & spectral analysis of the photo.
        His company made the special cameras.
        I wonder if blood sugar levels could be monitored the same way.
        He told me about it some years ago, & I just did a web search for it, didn’t find it, but found lots of links like this, saying it can now be done with just a smartphone.

        https://newatlas.com/medical/smartphone-cameras-detect-diabetes-ppg-ucsf/

    • lateblum says:

      That is amazing. I hope these good results continue.

  10. lyn5 says:

    My sister, the oldest sibling, went psycho on me yesterday. After her belittling tirade, she only let me say, “Fuck you,” and I hung up.

    I can’t ask a question or suggest something to her. She goes apeshit when I ask a question, or she says, “I’m smart; I can read,” when I suggest an easier way to do something. How do you deal with a control freak like that?

    Weeks ago I told her that a bank account needed to be created for Dad’s living trust. Now it has to be done this week because the house closes on the 13th. Guess who she blamed and dumped on?

    She’s a retired teacher who is now subbing. She doesn’t have the time to make things harder than they are. SMFH.

    • swanspirit says:

      Oh my Lyn, I know what it is like to have a contentious sister, and throw in some seriously crazy, for good measure. She calls 5 to 25 times a day, and one day, when I didn’t answer all day, she called the Ocean Pines Police to check on me.
      She thought they would come to the house, and thought that was funny, but they only called, and were very understanding when I explained she was mentally ill. They actually had figured that out, when she told them my brother was putting broken glass in her toothpaste.
      Hang in there, and try and have patience, I know it is difficult.

      • lyn5 says:

        ❤ Thank you. My Montana now AZ friend who also is the middle sibling happened to call in between my sister's calls. She told me stories about her big sister. Ack!

        My sister accuses me of the middle child syndrome (education psychology 101?). Well, the middle child hates conflict and is the peacekeeper.

        • lateblum says:

          I’m glad your friend called you in between your sister’s calls. That must have been helpful.
          I’m sorry these conflicts with your sister continue.

          I am the oldest child and I have a much younger sister who actually is more controlling than I. Possibly because she feels like the only. Hold. So we listen to one another and say nothing more than “uh huh” then hang up and take a few deep breaths.

          My son, the middle child, is actually the peacekeeper who hates conflict. DD#1 only sees conflict when people don’t do what she wants. The youngest is so consumed with her own problems – which are indeed overwhelming – she misses the conflicts altogether.

        • Somebody says:

          That’s not always the case with the middle child. My middle sister has a variety of nicknames, peacekeeper is not amongst them😉

          My middle sister is the one that lives in CA

    • Somebody says:

      Lyn, I’m sorry you went through this with your sister. It is the unusual family that works closely together in crisis. I could share a dozen stories with you and I will if it makes you feel better, just know you’re not alone. This too shall pass, don’t let it stress you out. Do something you enjoy that calms you.

      As far as dealing with your sister, I’ve also been on the receiving end of vicious tirades. After one particularly nasty one I had a horrible miscarriage that almost killed me, landed me in the hospital for a few days. My beloved sister called several times, basically to see when in the hell I was going to be back to taking care of my father🙄 From that point forward I tried to minimize phone and in person contacts. I found I dealt better using texts and emails. I had a couple of go to people that acted as sounding boards to help keep my communications free of emotion and fact based. That seemed to temper my sister, I got a few zingers here and there, but nothing major. That’s my free advice and free advice is only worth what you pay for it😉

      None of that makes you feel any better in the immediate. All I can offer are cyber (((hugs))) and to let you know I care and I understand😘

      • lyn5 says:

        Oh, Somebody, that is awful what your BS did to you. I can’t imagine where the hate comes from in our sisters. Thanks for the cyber hugs. ❤

        I'm working on taxes. LOL.

    • lyn5 says:

      All I had to do was grant my sister signature authority to create the bank account for the trust in a notarized letter to the bank. I called the banker and read what I wrote, and she liked it. It was only one sentence. I emailed it this afternoon after it was notarized. It was simple and easy.

  11. taw46 says:

    We all know what the reaction would be from the left, if this happened under PDJT.

  12. lateblum says:

    I have another appointment in a few minutes, so I’ll leave this tweet here. The young woman says what I’d love to be able to say to all those who continue to see me as selfish and not interested in “the greater good”.

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    Samuel Tilden got the most votes, but Rutherford Hayes was declared the winner. Coulda, woulda, and shoulda don’t count.

    • lyn5 says:

      But we can remind the asshole cheaters that Biden was installed.

      • Constance says:

        Oh yeah. And we can point out every fuck up. Remember how MSNBC would start shows with “Trump lied 5 times today bringing his total of lies in office to XXXXX!” Well the economy has done a 180 degree turnaround since Biden was installed. Biden has taken us from energy independence to gas shortages, does anyone believe the pipeline to the east coast was hacked? No they are manufacturing a shortage to escalate energy prices quickly. It will be just like the early 70s. Inflation is rampant, job reports are down and because the border is open crime is skyrocketing.
        But Trump said pussy.

  14. Myiq2xu says:

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    The difference between those who say they voted and the official vote tally is 4 million.

    • taw46 says:

      Empty, just like our gas stations in the Keys.

    • Anthony says:

      Excellent meme lol

    • Constance says:

      Does anyone believe this pipeline shut down was an unknown hack. No. This is the same old bullshit they did in the 70’s when gas prices doubled and stayed that way. They are faking a shortage, raising prices, devaluing the dollar, causing inflation. So soon expect to pay $20. for a loaf of bread. So we are supposed to believe the pipeline was hacked but there is no way the election could be hacked? But of course the brain dead Progressives suck it right up and beg for more shit sandwich.

      • Somebody says:

        Constance didn’t you post an article yesterday or the day before about a man in Georgia named Daughtry I think. It was about a lawsuit he has with regard to the senate run-off race.

        In the beginning of that story you find out that he spent over 10 years fighting the feds. Apparently he discovered a fast and furious type hacking operation. Where the FBI was providing hacking information to bad actors, could this be the case here?

        • Constance says:

          Absolutely! If it isn’t just the FBI/CIA doing it out right. This is just Globalist wreck the economy BS to ruin the economy. They are trying to collapse the country. That is what the open borders, releasing jail inmates, Antifa/BLM/CIA year long attacks etc are all about. Get your “Earthquake” supplies in order.

        • Constance says:

          Also Janet Yellen made noises about raising interest rates last week. One reason the stock market is so high right now is the TINA effect. There is no alternative. So because interest rates are so low there is no alternative for investment to stocks. If interest rates hit even 5%, and they will probably go higher, the stock market crashes as millions of people pull their money and put it in guaranteed interest bonds. Just be aware of that and watch your retirement accounts. I’ll be switching into bonds before the stock collapse. You can be sure the powers that be will make their move before they dump the market.

  16. Dora says:

    YIKES!

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The Pallies take the money they get for building schools and hospitals and use it to dig tunnels. The IDF watches and waits and when the tunnels are almost complete they blow ’em up.

      Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  18. taw46 says:

    Complete open borders. Walk over from Mexico, US allows them in, puts them on a bus to downtown McAllen, then they can go anywhere they want in the US. Illegals from all over the world, come on down!

  19. lyn5 says:

  20. threewickets says:

    Uncle Sam was a Jesuit Carlist-Bourbon from Catalan-Languedoc via the Victorian Crown. Not sure why the mascot for Uncle Sam High, the school he founded, is Vikings. He may have picked Viking for his son Prescott Bush who he made with Rose Rothschild from Edinburgh. The Carlist flag is the Cross of Saint Andrew … same as Scotland, Burgundy, and Confederate Alabama.

  21. lyn5 says:

    • Anthony says:

      🤣🤣🤣

      “We must speak the truth. Our election was not stolen. And America has not failed,” said Cheney, who spoke to a nearly empty room as Republican lawmakers cleared out. Republican Rep. Ken Buck was the only member watching Cheney speak in person.”

  22. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣

  23. swanspirit says:

    Liz Cheney has a fan. OJ.Simpson. Because he believes in standing up for the truth.😳

  24. Dora says:

    PROOF OF FRAUDULENT ELECTION: Trump Won More Blacks, Latinos, AND WOMEN and a “Sizeable” Shift to Trump by Immigrant Populations in 2020 Election — But Beijing Biden Won?

    Biden got a record low number of counties in the United States by a supposed “winner” – only 16%.

    Trump won every bellwether county except one and every battleground race in the US House.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/proof-fraudulent-election-trump-won-blacks-latinos-women-sizeable-shift-trump-immigrant-populations-2020-election-beijing-biden-won/

  25. Dora says:

    Amistad Project Exposes a Private Corporate Election Partnership between the “Wisconsin Five” Largest Cities and Zuckerberg funded CTCL

    https://thomasmoresociety.org/amistad-project-exposes-a-private-corporate-election-partnership-between-the-wisconsin-five-largest-cities-and-zuckerberg-funded-ctcl/

  26. Dora says:

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