Happy Weekend

Can’t believe the Merry Month of May is half over already !

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178 Responses to Happy Weekend

  1. Dora says:

    The Three Little Pigs. A new version. 🙂

  2. Dora says:

    Come On Medina Spirit! Let’s Go! 🙂

  3. Dora says:

    Wonderful Photo! 🙂

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Harvard, sigh.

    • Miranda says:

      I did like the response that due to Hogg’s general appearance and lack of spine and balls, there wasn’t much chance of him being mistaken for a conservative anyway.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Did annoying youngling manage to hit the target of fully vaccinated by jumping the line?

      Because I did not see dumb youth fake activists as a priority category even here in swampland.

      Of course, if you back track he could have gotten first shot on April 1st. The patron saint day for fools.

      • 1539days says:

        Now the mask is going to completely become a virtue signal. Many people who are anti-mask and anti-vax will just stop wearing them just on principle. The sheeple will stop wearing them because they already got vaccinated. The rest will agonize about whether they should unmask because the government said so or keep masking because they want to maintain moral superiortity.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I am guessing that this year it will be only the hard core woke that will wear them all summer long but would not be surprised to find the ta renewed push for them to come back in fashion in the fall.

  5. Miranda says:

    I love the wildflower arrangement! I feel pretty sunny too. Potential bad medical issues for 2 close relatives have resolved, and NC is mostly opened up.

  6. Dora says:

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    Hope It’s True. 🙂


    Trump’s Independence Day! Former president hopes to launch his own social media platform on July 4, six months after he was kicked off Twitter and Facebook

  8. Dora says:

    Anthony will try it. 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      I’m gonna pass on that… I have acrophobia (fear of heights). I have 12 ft ceilings and I can’t even climb a ladder to change bulbs in my chandelier without having a nervous breakdiwn 😆

      • DeniseVB says:

        I have that and vertigo, so I’m screwed at heights when I move 😀 Yet I’m fine in planes, trains and automobiles? Except I can’t drive any of them, lol.

      • 1539days says:

        They make a stick with a gripping thing for bulbs.

        • Anthony says:

          Not for chandeliers. I’ve been checking for years. So it’s bourbon induced courage or sit in the dark for me… 🤣

          • 1539days says:

            I’d say you could hire someone, but being NYC, liability insurance and hazard pay is probably involved.

          • Anthony says:

            Getting a little drunk and climbing a ladder is working so far

          • elliesmom says:

            Get a handyman to put your chandelier on a electric lift. Not as pricey as you might think, and you can bring your chandelier right down to the floor to change the lightbulbs abd clean it. I had the one over my kitchen island in my old house on a pulley system, but that look is more industrial. The dining room one and the foyer one are on lifts. Elliesdad called them “short people solutions”, but he was 6 ft tall, and he couldn’t reach them, either.

          • Anthony says:

            Excellent suggestion. Thanks to you, I discovered Aladdin chandelier lifts. Will be ordering this week and will keep you posted. Thanks again!

    • Somebody says:

      I have height induced tourettes😉

      • lateblum says:

        I have tall children. And when I absolutely need to change bulbs, I call my son and hope he says yes. If that doesn’t work, I have his sister call from Seattle and coerce him into helping me. lol

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Oldie, but goodie and still works today 😀

  10. jadzia1971 says:

    Far be it from me to intrude into somebody else’s health matters, but I cannot help but wonder if my business partner’s “long COVID” (which is turning into a long fucking drama if you ask me) might be related to the vaccination that she got immediately before she “contracted COVID for a second time.” Round 1 of COVID was asymptomatic and she only knew she had had it after an antibody test. Round 2 was very shortly after she was vaccinated and that is the COVID that has become “loooong.”

    I might just be salty from all the evening and weekend work I’m picking up.

    Also, I could do without the “DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE COVID???” every time I am under the weather, because if I ever did get it, it would be a huge Itoldyaso because I am not super gung-ho about living in a prison state.

    • 1539days says:

      All the compulsory mask wearing and people working / hiding from home means I haven’t been sick for a year. Also, I learned I have slight allergies that I thought were colds all this time. I think this “second COVID” after the shot is BS, since the tests say COVID even if you just had the shot. On the other hand, the vaccine may be causing a COVID-like reaction, which is another reason for me to not get the vax.

  11. Dora says:

    Van Morrison blacklisted for wrong thinking on his latest album. He doesn’t like the media or lockdowns. A rebel and an artist.


  12. Mothy67 says:

    Just heard Will Cain will be guest hosting (auditionining) for the 7pm Fox slot. I think he is perfect.
    Smart, attractive without looking like he should be a soap opera actor. He comes across as a very, genuinely happy fellow. And he has the best last name ever without that extra e. Would pair nicely with Tucker.

  13. elliesmom says:

    When I said people who are your friends can see your posts in private FB groups unless the group administrator sets comments to private as well, this is how it works. I belong to a private group for teachers who want to bust the unions. I couldn’t care less who sees my comments and posts there, but a lot of the members are still teaching. The teachers’ unions can get nasty. The overall topic last night was about whether lowering standards improves or hurts the self-esteem of students. I posted a comment about two students I came to know although I never had either one of them in class.

    My second year of teaching the high school yearbook company was making a switch from most of the print submissions being manually done to being digital. The school’s yearbook adviser was a complete novice at computers, but was a great adviser. The company offered to fund the stipend for another advisor if the school appointed a teacher who knew more about the digital world. The school principal thought of me. The yearbook always had two student editors, and traditionally one was a boy and one was a girl. I let the teacher who had been advising the yearbook for years choose without my input since I had no clue about any of kids who had applied. She picked a “WASPY”, his word, boy and an Hispanic girl. They weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend, but they had been best friends since middle school. She thought they would work well together, and she was absolutely right.

    Putting out a yearbook in a high school with 2400 students in about 6 months when only a few of the kids have worked on the yearbook before is intense. It involves a lot of late nights at school and a lot of pizza. The kids are all seniors and juniors, and there’s a lot of college talk. Our editors had both set their sights on the ivy league. Together they had picked Harvard, Princeton, and Brown in that order, and they had a pact. They would choose the school highest on the list that accepted both of them. Having access to their school records, I took a peek. They were within .01 of the same GPA. He had the miniscule edge. Their SAT scores were equally close, and once again, he had the slight edge. Both had lots of school activities. He played a sport, but she didn’t. My co-adviser and I made a bet. I said she’d get into Harvard and Brown, and he’d get into Princeton and Brown. She said they’d both get into Princeton and neither of the other two because of geographical diversity. I understood what she was saying because a lot of kids from MA who can’t get into MIT easily get into Cal Tech.

    In the end she got into all three, and he got shut out completely. Not from going to a good school. He ended up at Tufts University because he had a good guidance counselor.

    Now to get back to FB, I posted a comment that said I had two nearly identical students academically, and one got into every ivy league school she applied to, and he couldn’t get into any. It did nothing for her self-esteem to believe being a female Hispanic was why they wanted her, not her academic credentials, and it made him angry at her, which did nothing to promote acceptance of diversity. A liberal “friend”, who has made it her business to harrass me online everywhere she can, got to see my comment, which opened up the whole post to her. She was allowed to comment, and she went onto bash teachers who oppose unions. This group is used to that and gave back better than she gave, but in the middle of it, she said “someone” should call the school and tell them I had invaded these students’ privacy by talking about them without their permission. While I know that’s laughable since this happened nearly 30 years ago, and I neither identified the school or the kids, but it put a chill on the conversation, Which is the only reason she said it. The group has decided to go completely private. The downside of that is prospective new members will not be able to find us. So my friend has succeeded in diminishing the influence of the group. That’s the game she plays.

    Because I never like it when I don’t know how things end- He excelled at Tufts. It was a perfect match. He’s an English professor at a small liberal arts college. She got married at the end of her sophomore year. Popped out a couple of babies and finished her degree at UMass where her Harvard graduate husband is a prof. What I can’t tell you because things like that never pop up in the alumni news is if their friendship was ever mended.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Your “friend” did the classic mean girls game. Wonder if the damaging side effects of “diversity” go unnoticed by the “mean girls”, or that’s actually central to their motives.

      • 1539days says:

        Equality of opportunity vs. equality of results. Girl student got more opportunities but the result was a shorter academic career. A typical lefty HS teacher would be happy because she doesn’t care what happens after HS graduation.

        In reality, the right school has to fit you rather than you trying to fit into a good school. I didn’t do well in my first college, but did much better at my next college.

        • elliesmom says:

          We don’t have the right conversations with kids about going to college. A lot of times kids have parents who want bragging rights and guidance counselors and teachers who have never had a real job outside of academia. I told my students to choose a school where most of the people like you graduate into a job with a paycheck that will support you and your remaining school bills. Don’t borrow $150,000 to get a job that pays $35,000 the first year if you can graduate and get the job from a school where you don’t need loans. Few of us who don’t already have “connections” can purchase them by what school we attend.

          • 1539days says:

            A handful of people where I work took a 2-3 year Masters program at a “good” university. The VP who set is up pulled some shenanigans with the reimbursement (also got an adjunct gig) and the employees had to pay more in tuition the last couple semesters. I think it was north of $5,000 in tuition and loans. My Masters degree cost me $1-2K total because I got some scholarships, got work reimbursement when they still did 100% and I went to that same college that worked well in my undergrad program.

    • 1539days says:

      The left is getting working on multiple fronts to destroy their enemies. Liberal utopia is now second to eliminating all opposition. For example, when conservatives talk about leaving New York state, liberals know it will diminished the state’s influence, but also create a new power base. NY is getting horrible fast, just because the last few RINOs were voted out of the Senate to give the Democrats full control of state government.

      This is why Trump is what Republicans probably need now. Rooting out liberal BS is more important than trying to teach why conservatism is good. For example, your teachers’ group could have threatened you acquaintance with reporting all her misdeeds after banning her.

    • jeffhas says:

      I don’t buy any of this – this smells like an article that is meant to get conservatives to say. “See, Biden is a bully, beating up his staff of policy”…. when it reality, most conservatives believe he is ‘out of it’ most of the time…..

      Unless…. Biden isn’t really out of it (just yet), he’s just on his way, and what we see are flashes of senility in an otherwise vicious politico.

      I go with door #3… YMMV

      • lateblum says:

        I have recently been rethinking my opinion r/t Biden and his mental status. I think his dementia, which is entirely developing, was over-played during the campaign. And, his anger issues, which may have been exacerbated by the growing dementia problem, have existed for quite some time, I think in the past, bullying was his strong suit.
        That said, I’m with you on door #3.

        • jeffhas says:

          I am with you.

          I think the right has gone overboard on the dementia aspect – which I do think is real (obviously!) – he still has cognitive ability, and can answer some questions adroitly even if I don’t like the answers – and then sometimes he bumbles …

          His statement; “wear a mask if you aren’t vaccinated or until you are” is pretty sharp political speak (if you’re a leftie).

          What are the chances we get to see a cognitive decline play out in real time? Seems highly possible to me.

          But for now, I am judging him as Vicious Politico running at about 75% capacity, and that’s pretty dangerous.

          • elliesmom says:

            How dementia plays out depends on the cause. It can be long and slow or seem to happen overnight. When it’s long and slow, what’s causing the decline usually kills the person before they completely lose it. I think Biden is on the long slow path based on how he shuffles when he walks and how determined Jill ad his staff are to limit the venues Biden has to navigate. He probably can handle a cogent conversation at on as high a level as he could a few years ago on subjects he’s comfortable talking about and in the company of people he doesn’t have to sort out. If his decline is frightening him, he could probably be persuaded he signed things he never saw rather than admit he’s not sure if he did or not.

  14. lyn5 says:

  15. lateblum says:

    Happy weekend in Chicago… and it’s not even summer… and the weather is cool and cloudy. Can’t imagine what twenty minutes on a summer Saturday morning will bring.

  16. lateblum says:

    I was just running out and saw something that made me wonder about where I live… does anyone here think that a bakery charging $35.00 for a pie (strawberry-rhubarb) is kind of pricey? I know I haven’t bought a pie from them ever, so I wondered what other people’s thoughts are. . .

    • Mothy67 says:

      My in grocery store charges between 20 and 25. They get everything pre mixed and just pop it in the ovens. Same with breads. So I would pay 35 for a really good pie or cake from scratch pie. Not every Sunday but for spoiling myself or events.

    • elliesmom says:

      If I made it from scratch with a butter crust, with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, it would cost me between $12 and $15 plus the cost of a pie pan if I was selling it to make it. I know because I made one for a bake sale, and they sold the pie for $8. I was OK with that, but they would have been better off financially if I had just given them the money. On the other hand, I can make them a dozen big cinnamon rolls for around $8, and they sell those for $2 each. It’s hard to say if the pie is overpriced. How big is it? Are all of the ingredients fresh? Is the container something you can use again, or is toss away? Pies are usually more labor intensive than a simply decorated cake, and fewer people can make a decent pie than a cake so they tend to cost more per serving until you get to an elaborately decorated cake. Then it flips.

      • lateblum says:

        I have no idea how big it is. But If I had to pay that much money for a pie, it would have to be damn big. I’m sure the ingredients are fresh. I wonder what a strawberry rhubarb at the bakery down the street from them costs. I’ll have to check it out tomorrow. The info about the pie was in an email from the bakery in question.
        My guess is your pies and cinnamon rolls are even better than theirs.

    • lyn5 says:

      Not if it is to die for.

    • jeffhas says:

      I’m in California and my local grocery store bakeries (Albertson’s, Vons, etc) charge $6 – $12 for a basic baked pie – could be prebaked somewhere else or on premises, and they’re OK (I have a guilty pleasure $6.99 Lemon Meringue Pie). Costco is well
      Prices for HUGE pies and cakes, but they are no better then my local grocery store, and I don’t have to stand in line with a 50-pack of TP to justify the visit.

      If I go to an upscale grocery kinda Whole Foods but even more upscale (out here we have Gelson’s and Erewhon), they charge $30-$50 for baked on premises pies and cakes, and they are excellent quality – and yes, they’re Lemon Meringue Torte is definitely better then my $6.99 guilty pleasure,…. but for $30 less? – Let’s just say I’ve had a lot of LM pie lately…!! …. and guests agree my $6.99 pie is pretty great – at least that’s what they politely say as they huff down a slice.

      • elliesmom says:

        When I was in college, there was a big pie factory in the city. They had an outlet store, and in it they sold their individual size pies for 35 cents each, but on Saturday morning they were 4/$1. A couple of us used to go to the outlet on Saturday and buy a bunch of pies, take them back to the dorms,and sell them for 35 cents. We never had any pies left over, but we always sold out of the lemon ones first.

      • lateblum says:

        I LOVE lemon meringue pie! When
        I’m in CA I’ll give you a call 😉

        • jeffhas says:

          That would be better them me trying to come to Chicago with a pie for you – although I would gladly do it – it’s just that the pie might not make it… plane rides make me hungry.

          Let me know when you’re here!

        • jeffhas says:

          PS: the one from Gelson’s is really the best LM pie I’ve had… why you say?….

          Because the crust is a buttery tart crust that’s been pre-baked so it stays a bit crunchy (never soggy)… then the filling is actually Lemon-y tart…. but it’s the Meringue that is almost like Marshmallow Cream Meringue which is burnt slightly on top but gooey and sweet – the perfect partner to the tart filling.

          Cra*p, I just made myself hungry for that pie…. gotta go…. see ya later.

          • jeffhas says:

            … and I’ve noticed not all Gelson’s LM pies taste the same – oh they’re supposed to, but some stores have it down pat, others are only close… now I have to drive to the really good one.

          • lateblum says:

            Enjoy!!! 😀

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    MUST WATCH: Nashville Gas Station Puts Meme of Hunter Biden on Their Sign, ‘Hope Gas Prices Don’t Get Too High’ (VIDEO)


    • lateblum says:

      This is obscene. And that news networks are afraid to even post anything is shameful.
      Sometimes there are no words — or far too many. Thanks lyn, for posting this. Now, I’ll have to run to OAN online. because the only OAN i can get on ROKU is not live.

    • Constance says:

      Yes! I’m missing the AZ audit broadcast, It was really good background even though there is no sound. Everyone should watch for at least a few minutes. With all the color coding and the ballot warehouse system it looks so professional. I have noticed that when some stations talk about the audit they show video from something completely unrelated like a bunch of ratty looking random people shuffling paper around. But you wouldn’t know it was fake video unless you took a few minutes to watch the real show. They will resume counting on May 24.

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  21. Mothy67 says:

    Huh? They charged this kid for calling another kid a name. It was a dick move, but illegal. How aren’t his words protected speech? Why was it okay to call Palin a cunt. Why isn’t Uncle Tom considered as bad as n*gger. They completely discount the lives of people like Dr. Carson with UT.
    And pressure on the school to expel student for a social media post off school. How was he even suspended for something done away from school?
    Schools really want off campus control of kid’s media. It would be like @Jack ass controlling all of their expression.
    “The teen who allegedly posted to Snapchat and who has not been identified, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, nationality or race, Patch reported.”

    • elliesmom says:

      If he did it using school equipment, like a Chromebook sent home with him during the closures, he can be suspended or expelled from school. If he did it on his own equipment away from school, then they can’t- unless he’s convicted in court. Then the school can label him a danger to other students. They still have to provide him with an education, though.

      • Mothy67 says:

        It scares me that there are schools asking/fighting to be able to police off campus social media. Who decides what is offensive, illegal, hate? Proggies are hate filled. saying there are only two genders. Learn English if you want to live here. Abortion is not okay. Belief in traditional marriage. Biden is senile. Anything that could get you suspended from twitter could get you expelled from school?
        A university professor was just fired for reading aloud something from Twain which included a racially derogatory term. Huh? The students said they were traumatized. Got to be kidding me. No no no no no to liberal zealots deciding what children may express off school grounds.

        • elliesmom says:

          If it’s off school grounds, not using school equipment, and no criminal charges, then the school has no jurisdiction. A “sternly worded letter” on a lawyer’s letterhead is probably all it would take. Something the school could show the parents who are demanding “the school do something”.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Here’s a news article on the PA case. Ruling is expected next month.

          • 1539days says:

            I wonder if the kids know the price of the “free” school computer.

          • elliesmom says:

            Now that I’ve seen the case, it’s a little different. The law requires we provide every child with a free education in the least restrictive environment he or she can handle. Expelling a student from school has significant hurdles a school has to leap over to make it happen. Getting kicked off the cheerleading squad is in a very different arena. No one is guaranteed a spot. Most high schools have a code of conduct every student has to follow, and there’s usually a section in it that covers school sports. “Unsportsmanlike behavior” covers a lot of things. While I think what a kid does outside of school shouldn’t affect their ability to get an education, I wouldn’t be surprised to see trashing your team online added to the things that can get you kicked off a team. One of the things I notice about kids today that’s different from 25-30 years ago is a diminished ability to exercise self-control. Yes, kids need to be able to vent their disappointment, but they need to learn how to make decisions about where and when to do it. The Supreme Court should make the decision based on the Constitution. As a parent, I would have told her to suck it up and find something else to occupy her time.

          • elliesmom says:

            I mean suck up for being punished for shooting off her mouth just in case I wasn’t clear.

          • Mothy67 says:

            at least here the free computer was not a choice school work has to be done on issued computer which is a chromebook
            it took them months that get it together many of us offered to donate or buy computers for those who may not have had one
            not dice everyone had to be on the same type machine

          • elliesmom says:

            I’ve taught sewing classes where everyone in the class brought her own machine, and while I know a great deal about how sewing machines work, it was still time consuming to troubleshoot for someone when something went wrong. Imagine a teacher teaching online for the first time with kids on computers using different operating systems and browsers? When I was writing online curriculum, I had to write versions for Macs, Windows, and UNIX. The pages needed to look the same on Safari, Firefox, etc. (I also had to make sure they met the accessibility standards on 6 continents.) Sending every child home with the same computer, the same browser, and the same software packages was the only way we could expect teachers to be able to teach.

    • elliesmom says:

      Taking this back to the beginning of the conversation- If an employee goes online and trashes her boss and lets off a string of expletives about the company on her own time and on her own phone, does the company have the right to fire her? The answer is yes, they do. The only reason this cheerleader has a right to sue is because a public school is a government entity. Somewhere young people need to learn to deal with disappointment and frustration in a non-destructive way. If we don’t teach them, they’re in for a world of hurt.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I am not concerned with the cheer leader. I am cautious about the implications of a ruling which may give the school overreach. Those challenging the Third Circuit advocate for schools having in my opinion too much power. I think what the boy did in CT was disgusting, but I don’t see how he can be charged or even suspended. It’s not illegal to be racist. He evoked the homeroom, but I still don’t see how that is criminal. What scares me is this only goes one way. The same standards are never applied against leftist obnoxious behavior. How the court rules on cheer case can have serious repercussions. What if a teen posted I don’t like black people or white people. Could that be seen as hate speech or creating a hostile environment. I recently said I did not find the guy on the latest netflix hit show attractive. I couldn’t watch it. I was bored some period piece about something. Yawn. I was racist because I was not attracted to the black lead? Told with complete sincerity that my personal preference was racist. I find Koreans beautiful. Is that racist? Schools making these judgements frightens me.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Won’t let me reply under your last post. I get that all students needed to be using the same tech, but while we waited months for delivery could the school not have done instruction via zoom like they were in class. There was a long pause and little if anything was done. I understand it might be impossible in large districts, but da pup’s class has under 100 students. I can’t believe they couldn’t improvise. Maybe it was state rules. Once again (if the reasoning) why I don’t like one size fits all. I highly doubt there are any families without several home computers. Band width may have been more an issue with parents working from home. They also all have school issued tablets (kindles) which stay in school those could have been utilized, no?

        • elliesmom says:

          The problem is not delivering lecture type material. It’s posting assignments and having work turned in. Formatting a test or a quiz so it looks the same for all of the kids no matter how they’re viewing it. My grandson had an assignment over the summer that had several illustrations in it that weren’t showing up in his browser. One way to solve the problem is to purchase a software license to a school package that has done all of the work to make everything look uniform across all platforms for the teachers and students to use. But they aren’t cheap. Google Classroom, which a lot of schools are using, is free, but it’s tuned to work best with Google’s operating system. Chromebooks don’t run on Windows. They give the package to schools free, which makes buying all the kids Chromebooks financially sound.

          • Mothy67 says:

            I understand, but I think they could have kept things more fluid while they waited for several months. It was only Jr/Sr high school effected. There was always in school instruction for grade school and for special education. That never stopped. Nor did sports and they never wore masks. I think they could have had a more coherent plan. It was in school, then hybid, then no school, then hybrid. Now it’s in school 4 days, but the day is abridged. Starts at 930 ends at 2. Zero consideration given for continuity. Pup was reading Romeo + Julliette. I don’t see why they couldn’t ignore the syllabus and have a blast with Shakes. The quarter devoted to the tragic love story could have been approached in creative ways. Instead discovering The Bard became drudgery. Nothing was gained. I think they should have done pass/fail for all the classes save the advanced. The teachers I know personally are just as upset as the parents. Yeah there are a handful of proggies, but several live on my walks with the bad girls and they are disgusted. Seems they were using the pre-covid skyward software and either it didn’t mesh with whatever google donated or someone running the tech done fucked up. Assignments and attendance got lost or were input incorrectly. We had people screaming on Zoom meetings. Pup had all advanced classes. They split during one hybrid stint by alphabet. Just Brat and one other girl. They made them wear masks and sit across the room from each other. The superintendent has a doctorate and collects a healthy check. Why couldn’t they have just two students whose names came later in the alphabet attend on the days in which they’d have classmates. It was the frustration that piqued everyone. Apply some common sense. A few of the stellar students are having a tough go. Academic success for them involved getting approval from teachers. Distance learning took away that incentive. Others are lost. Thankfully pup values her phone too much to fall behind. Our deal she get’s all A’s she gets an upgrade each year. Bring home a B and I have a flip phone from a quarter a century ago she will get. I wouldn’t demand A’s if I didn’t believe she could handle it. She would perish before being seen with a nokia. it’s not even that I demand. She has a choice. Do well get a 1,000 dollar phone or don’t and get a no frills wireless. It’s up to her. I don’t pay a 1,000 for it. I upgrade it costs 13.25 a month.
            Anyhow as I see it. The majority of the teachers and the students were shafted. Federal and state guidelines were a mess. Teachers should have been given more autonomy. Nay and Shay had to sit on opposite sides of the classroom. Nay sleeps here at least once a week in the same bed, pup went on vacation with her last summer. The park is next to the school. You can see half the students maskless there. A little flexibilty could have made this all more palatable for everyone.

  22. lyn5 says:

  23. Dora says:

    An exciting race.

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  25. Constance says:

    Yikes! Monkey werx says there has been a dept of homeland security plane with major spy gear flying over AZ both election night and since the audit started. This is a really long Monkey werx episode but you can start watching at around 30 minutes to catch his info.

  26. DandyTIger says:

    Armenian singer looks a bit like Julia Roberts. But more importantly, can sing.

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  28. Dora says:

    I enjoy the dark meat too. Can’t call me a racist. 🙂

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  31. Dora says:

    Israel kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu warns war will go on

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, medics said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza would rage on despite international efforts to broker a cease-fire.

    In a televised address, Netanyahu said Sunday evening the attacks were continuing at “full-force” and will “take time.“ Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” from Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, he said, flanked by his defense minister and political rival, Benny Gantz, in a show of unity.


  32. lyn5 says:

    CPM is a good name for them.

    Mollie @MZHemingway
    Corrupt Propaganda Media.

  33. Angie says:

    I can’t stop laughing

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  36. lyn5 says:

    • Somebody says:

      I saw that video months ago, same for multiple videos of the officers holding the door open for the supposed “insurrectionist”. Apparently the FBI either hasn’t seen these videos or has comprehension problems🙄

      The people that broke out windows should be arrested and charged. The ones the officers let in or the ones officers escorted around the building should not be charged. What gripes me most of all are people that never even went inside the building that have been arrested and charged. Next time code pink or the handmaiden tale crew show up, I expect mass arrests.🙄

      • lateblum says:

        My snark button has been pushed today . . .

        I know the video is not new. I can’t imagine why it’s being treated as such. Can you?

  37. lateblum says:

    Is it at all possible the press plays favorites in the Israel v. Palestine conflict? /s

  38. lateblum says:

  39. Somebody says:

    A little funny. My son and grandkids came over last night for dinner and a nice visit. My hubby and son spent some time outside trying to get the well pump primed to no avail. I went outside to check on them for a few.

    Apparently while I was outside one of my grandkids got into my lip gloss and made 💋 marks on every mirror in my bedroom🤣 I’m betting it was the youngest, sounds like her😉 I didn’t discover it until after they had gone home.

    I’ve told myself she did it to leave “kisses” for me, rather than she just wanted to see her lip imprints everywhere.😉

  40. elliesmom says:

    i’m enjoying an early dinner out on my deck tonight. I’ve been eating OK this week, but I haven’t been doing much cooking. Tonight I made some chicken parm and opened a bottle of nero d’avola from Sicily. Ellie has been out of sorts all week, and I fell down a couple of stairs. I think we’re both having an I’m getting old feeling this week. But then something happened that made me feel better.

    Yesterday when I took Ellie for a swim, we met some new neighbors. A mom and what I at first thought was her little girl were fishing off the dock. He looked about Crash’s age with a mess of blonde curls. When Ellie and I approached the beach, he started making noises and spinning around, and I realized this is an autistic child. His mom rushed to apologize, but I assured her I wasn’t put off. While Ellie was swimming, she told me what a challenge it has been to move him into a new environment. He’s completely non-verbal. While I was talking to her, everytime he made what looked like a waving motion, I waved back. I eventually got a smile.

    They were there again today. I got a look of recognition. After I got Ellie settled in, I picked him a bunch of dandelions and handed them to him. I said, “Friend”, and he nodded. His mom was surprised when he took them right away. I don’t expect to be his Annie Sullivan. He will have teachers who know better than I do how to help him. This is more about me. I realized my problem the last few weeks hasn’t been about feeling old. It’s been about not feeling that I was useful. I need to find something to do.

  41. helenk3 says:

    for those here that like Janet Evonovich’s Stephany Plum books , I found a new series.Honey Walker Adventures by Harriet Rodgers. a female taxi driver who has some really interesting friends and fares. Old ladies, that carry guns and can shoot straight, a nun that writes porno and gives the money to charity. A cop boy friend that she drives nuts. I have been laughing all day. A great way to get your mind off the disaster that runs the country now.

  42. Angie says:


    • lyn5 says:

      Child abuse.

    • elliesmom says:

      This isn’t about kids worrying about their genitals. It’s about parents who wish their child was a different sex. My daughter was having a hard time deciding which of her little friends were boys and which were girls. They all played with the same toys. It was cold in the winter, and they all wore corduroy pants and pullovers. She knew moms were girls, and daddies were boys. She was clear she was a girl. One night while I was making dinner, she was in the living room watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and she ran into the kitchen all excited because he had explained “about boys and girls”. She started naming her friends and telling me which ones were girls and which ones were boys. She was correct on everyone. I have no idea what he said, and this was pre-dvr days so I couldn’t play it back. She was a little over three. But I’m sure Fred didn’t tell the kids to check inside everyone’s underwear.

  43. lyn5 says:


    • DandyTIger says:

      Very, very good question. Really sad responses where lots of people think all that left crap is true. Seriously great brainwashing from the left/media. That’s damn hard to fight. And sadly I think that’s also the answer to why there wasn’t much push back from the right. Part of that is because a lot of the right is deep state, etc. But I think a lot of it is the left owns the culture, controls the messaging, and there for owns the brainwashing controls. We had Trump and that wasn’t enough. But just maybe, enough people got a taste of the truth and the great economy, etc., that they’ll want more of it.

      • lyn5 says:

        Most leftist responses to conservatives reveal such deep brainwashing that truth cannot change their minds.

        • lateblum says:

          Sometimes truthful statements from the right, seem “lame” when debating with the left. Their belief system is so steeped in lies and half-truths that simple common sense answers are called “simple” rather than sensible.

  44. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      William Ruger @WillRuger
      If you read the Axios piece and think the generals and bureaucrats are the good guys, you should rethink your commitment to democratic rule and liberal civil-military relations…..
      To paraphrase Duke professor Peter Feaver, civilian leaders like Trump have a right to make legal calls – even if subordinates disagree with those calls and think they are wrong. And they should faithfully execute legal orders or resign.
      Must-read @jonathanvswan Axios piece should provoke military brass to re-examine how DoD is educating its future leaders about civil-military relations. I won’t hold my breath. Episode after episode of problems haven’t done it. Often aren’t even recognized as problems.

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  46. lyn5 says:

    ❤ The cake looks good too.

  47. Dora says:

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