Weekend Open Thread

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  1. Dora says:

  2. Dora says:

    Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

  3. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      That shouldn’t be that difficult a decision. Do they want an all out rebellion or to test the Constitution and the judicial system to sort it out? If they didn’t believe the audit will show the election was stolen, they’d be ignoring it. Shutting down the audit is an admission of guilt.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Since we haven’t heard any rumblings of dramatic findings, I’m assuming there’s nothing concrete or definitive found so far. So I’m not expecting any bombshells. It will continue to be it’s possible bad things happened, but we can’t prove it. So if they’re thinking of shutting it down, it’s because they want to see action among people so they can round them up.

      • elliesmom says:

        There are rumblings. It’s just hard to sort out the integrity of the sources. Discrepancies in the number of ballots counted vs the number of physical ballots found. Mailed in ballots with no folds that indicate they’d been returned in the envelopes provided. I don’t doubt the Democrats want to add people to their January 6th solitary lockup. The problem is they’re losing credibility daily over the Fauci et. al. mess, and if the number of people who believe Biden didn’t win the election rises, the number of people they need to lock up could exceed their capbilities. They haven’t enamored themselves to the police or the enlisted folks in the military for that matter. They didn’t sign up to get woke.

      • Constance says:

        Oh yes they have found a lot already in the AZ audit. Many of the boxes have 20% less ballots than claimed in the certified election. They are still refusing to turn over the routers for audit. They found that information from the election had been deleted on purpose but they were able to recover it anyway. They have hundreds of volunteers working 8am through 1am Monday through Saturday. They are down to one pallet of ballets for the had recount but are still working on the forensic ballot examination. That much is known and the companies conducting the audit are forbidden from talking publicly about it until it is finished. About 10 states have sent delegations to tour the audit floor, Alaska, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, etc. And I suspect that AZ plans to oust Senator Mark Kelly. That will paralyze the Democrats plans at the Fed level. https://azaudit.org/
        Camera 7 the boxes in the foreground are what is left for the hand recount, the ones in the further back area still need to be scanned.

    • lyn5 says:

      I’m debating whether to put “Trump won” on my Dad’s condolence page.

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  6. Mothy67 says:

    My favorite name was for a pet. A woman was calling her mutt Diogee. I thought it sounded very pleasant, thought it was perhaps French and asked her how she spelled it. Looked at me as if I was a complete moron and said D-O-G.

  7. votermom says:

    got the J&J shot this morning
    the needle looked yuge to me and hurt – hopefully that’s all

    • Somebody says:

      I doubt that’s it, 12 to 15 hours after your injection the side effects will hit. Hopefully you have ibuprofen on hand. Perhaps proactively take some in about 12 hours. Prescription strength is 600 to 800mg, so unless you have a medical condition that has contraindications for ibuprofen you might aim for that dosage. Maybe you’ll be lucky and not have side effects or very mild ones you can just sleep through, but be prepared just in case.

      For my family the side effects lasted 6 to 8 hours then poof, gone.

      • votermom says:

        I am avoiding NSAIDs – have acetaminophen on hand. Thanks Somebody! How are you feeling today?

        • Somebody says:

          Not well, treatment is hitting me hard. I have 9 more days of radiation, not sure if I’ll make it but I’ll try.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Zip it.
            You are gonna make it.
            Hugs and prayers.

          • lyn5 says:

            What Mothy said.

          • taw46 says:

            If anyone can do it, it is you. {{hugs}}

          • votermom says:

            gentle hugs, Somebody
            have you tried cannabis to help deal with the pain?

          • Somebody says:

            Yes, nothing helps. I’m badly burned from radiation, in fact I have “moist desquamation” in multiple areas. That means open weeping sores, mostly in my leg folds and under one butt cheek🙄 so I currently can’t sit. If it’s not raw and open it is tender like a severe sunburn or itches like hell. The itching keeps me up at night. I haven’t slept more than two to three hours in a couple of weeks.

            I’m not one to ask for pain pills, but I did. I was told to try benadryl to help me sleep because it’s not habit forming and might help with the itching🙄🙄🙄🙄 I have pain pills left from my surgery, I only ever took two of the 10. I’m saving them because I’ve read the couple of weeks following radiation is hell as all the damage sort of bubble up to the surface.

            As for the chemo side of the equation they had to change my chemo drug due to neuro side effects that could make me deaf. I have nice ringing in my ears to aid in keeping me awake, because I needed help in that department 🙄 My electrolytes got screwed up last week and my sodium got dangerously low. I got dehydrated despite drinking plenty of water, apparently that happens if you don’t have enough sodium. It’s better, still not in the normal range but close🤞 Now my platelets are too low to have chemo. They’re going to retest Monday, but if they aren’t high enough I can’t have chemo. I hate to miss a dose, especially because this new drug isn’t as effective as the one they took me off. 😬

            So basically I’m limping toward the finish line, which is kind of what I expected.

            Thanks for the encouragement, any prayers are appreciated too😘

          • votermom says:

            I am so sorry you are going through this
            Did they give you any salve or ointment to put over the burns ? Can you put uce packs (frozen peas) over the areas?

          • lyn5 says:

            Look at the Vet Aid products–spray or foam. https://vetaidproducts.com/

            I’ve used both on me. The spray healed my gums quickly after the dental bone graft and implants. I use the foam on my hands, elbows and knees when they get dry. I used the spray when I hit my forehead on a metal corner and it healed without scarring.

          • Constance says:

            Hugs and prayers coming.

          • lateblum says:

            I’m keeping you in the forefront of my prayers. I know it’s not much consolation, but you are not alone. I wish we could all take away the pain and the difficult glitches that are currently afflicting you. I have nothing in the way of helpful suggestions, either, so all I can do is send thoughts and good wishes your way, and prayers to God. 💕

          • Somebody says:

            Yes they FINALLY gave me silvadene last week. I didn’t get a prescription though, they gave me a little sample jar, I have to ask mother may I for more I suppose🙄

            I’m supposed to wet gauze, apply the wound area and let dry. Then pull the dry gauze off to pull the skin with it, doesn’t that sound like such fun? 🙄 I’m supposed to do that twice a day. I might have missed a time or two or all😉 The silvadene helps, but initially it stings.

            I’ve created a new language🤣 I ramble around the house unable to sleep, in pain and itching, mumbling nonsensical words🤗 It’s either that or cuss like a sailor🤭 I’ve said more than a few curse words but mostly I mumble incoherent jibberish. I’ve also made up new lyrics to songs some of which are not G rated🤭

            I’ve purchased literally hundreds of dollars of creams and salves. Today, about an hour ago, Amazon delivered medihoney. I’ve read several clinical trials where they used it for radiation patients and it performed superior to other products. I’ve also read where people used coconut oil and it helped with keeping the areas moist and the itchiness.

            I applied both to my hands and waited a bit to let it soak in. I wanted to make sure I could wash it off easily, because I can’t have anything on my skin during radiation. No problem gently washing both off.

            So I showered and applied the medihoney to the open wound areas and the severely burned areas and coconut oil to the itchy areas……don’t want to jinx myself, but so far so good😁 I’m hoping I can sleep, I long for sleep.

            Lyn, I will look into the products you suggested too.

          • lateblum says:

            Oh, Somebody, the wound care clinic has been using a medihoney application for my daughters wounds. It has been very very helpful. Oh how I hope this will help you.
            Good luck with both the medihoney and the coconut oil. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

          • lyn5 says:

            Somebody, If nothing new works, I have two unopened boxes of each product that I can send you.

            (The spray is sterile. When one of the kitties had cryosurgery because of malignant lesions on the bottom of his paw, I sprayed it on generously many times a day. The areas never got infected.)

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Thinking of you and yours. 💌
            Hang in there. Sending prayers.
            My one brother developed the wounds on his feet with pancreatic as the it often results in diabetes and he could not even put on shoes or slippers. His home health nurse suggested the medi honey and it helped him a lot. So hopefully it will ease yours as well.

          • Locked-N-Loaded says:

            Somebody, sending prayers for relief of all the crap you are going through and sending hugs too!!

          • foxyladi14 says:

            Praying 🥰

        • Shez ZK says:

          I can’t take ibuprofen anymore. My doc let me know that it aggravates stomach acids and my acid reflux disease. I said no wonder my stomach would start roiling & boiling, I didn’t realize it was the ibuprofen turning it into a cauldron. She had me switch to acetaminophen only, what a huge difference that made.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I got my shots at the med center near the office and they suggested acetaminophen when I got to work and then before bed. It helped keep the soreness down to a very bearable level. The main side effect I had was extreme fatigue. I think because with no doze antihistamines I still get very tired 💤 on bad allergy days and it piggybacked.

      • cynic says:

        I am keeping you in my prayers. I’ve been so busy this last year that I’ve not even had time to come here and read what’s happening. I’m sorry that I was unaware as to what has been going on.

  8. votermom says:

    funny pix this week – but I dont get the Krugman one

  9. Mothy67 says:

    I wonder how tyranical health inspectors will be once all restriction covid related are lifted. Bar/restaurant owners around here are not happy with the owner who fought back. It wasn’t that they disagreed with her it was that she brought the attention of the county health nazi’s upon the area. Smoking rules were lax, Sunday food was hotdogs( you have to serve food here to be open on Sundays)
    Those gov’t brown shirts had power for a year. I doubt they will go back to being mostly irrelevant.

  10. Mothy67 says:

    Anyone else think the guy who claims to have been swallowed by wa whale is full of it?

    • elliesmom says:

      Humpback whales have baleens instead of teeth. They look and feel like huge brooms that line the openings of their mouths. The whale opens its mouth and takes a huge amount of water in that contains eels, krill, and plankton. Then they close the baleen and force the water back out. The food gets stuck in the baleen as the water rushes through it. Very much like how a broom works. In his story he says he knew he hadn’t been swallowed by a shark because he didn’t feel any teeth, but as the whale expelled the water it had taken in, I would have expected him to get at least partially caught in the baleen. What he said happened is possible, but very immprobable. The inside of a humpback’s mouth looks like this-

      • Mothy67 says:

        Wow.
        Thanks. Maybe it did happen. Who knows.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I’m not alone.
        Cape Cod lobsterman’s whale of a tale sounds fishy, experts say
        https://nypost.com/2021/06/12/cape-cod-lobstermans-whale-of-a-tale-sounds-fishy-experts/

        • elliesmom says:

          I’ve been on dozens of whale watches and many times the whales have come up close and personal with the boat. I’ve never experienced fear because the whales got close. The experience is exciting, and the whales seek out the boats so I don’t think they’re afraid, either. This supposedly happened in the water off Provincetown. The whales there are very accustomed to interaction with boats and humans. I don’t doubt someone could have a close encounter with a whale while diving for lobsters, and I do think someone could survive spending a few seconds in a baleen whale’s mouth. But humans don’t resemble anything a baleen whale eats, and they’re pretty smart. i don’t think one of them would swallow a human even accidentally.

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    Best. President. Ever.

  14. Dora says:

    • Mothy67 says:

      Worth a listen but the comment is click bait.

      • lateblum says:

        I’m not signed into rumble, so I am only see or listen to the videos. This was worth hearing.

        • Mothy67 says:

          The “Corona is a lie……..” is what I was referring to. Not what the video reps at all. It’s intelligent well thought through statements asking questions and demanding answers.

          • lateblum says:

            Oh… I agree. When I saw the Senator at the mic, I was wary at first. But the content was good. And I listened to the statements in their entirety.

    • lateblum says:

      Thank you for posting this Dora.

  15. votermom says:

    Westminster dog show on Fox
    Doggeh is loving watching the agility part

  16. lyn5 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      All together now…… 😛

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Some of the uk outlets noted that they were all social distancing for photo ops. . . until they saw Queen Elizabeth. most of them moved far closer to her party to make sure they got to a close up shot.

  17. votermom says:

    Feeling achey, but no fever. Going to bed. Goodnight TCH!

  18. helenk3 says:

    Fleetwood Mac on PBS now. music heaven

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh an Austin newspaper is not mentioning the race of a suspect because it perpetuates racial stereotypes? WTF is wrong with those idiots.
    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/06/12/austin-newspaper-not-publishing-vague-description-of-shooting-suspect-because-it-could-be-harmful-in-perpetuating-stereotypes/

  20. Angie says:

    Holy fucking shit indeed

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  23. Dora says:

    Yum Yum. 🙂

  24. lateblum says:

    I think you’re gonna like this . . .

  25. Dora says:

    Good For Him!

  26. Dora says:

    Oh My.

    • elliesmom says:

      For a lot of women in the US it has become one. The cognitive disonance has separated them from reality.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Wonder if the disparity is like in the US where they say 75:100 when it’s more likely 95:100 when you compare apples to apples. Or maybe they’re really behind in some rights and treatment, and it is a big problem. But either way, their approach with the personal attacks is an interesting strategy. 🙂

  27. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/kamala_harris_makes_her_secret_service_agents_work_hellish.html

    it’s a dem thing. remember when bid-on charged them rent to stay in a house on is delaware property while they were protecting him

  28. Mothy67 says:

    Glen Greenwald called out senators for claiming homophobia caused Pulse massacre. He claims the fbi disproved that. I was not aware of that. But why should I believe the fbi? It’s not like they’ve never lied to us before. I question which theory serves their agenda more. Saying it was a random response to obummers drone strikes is better than saying there’s homophobia amongst many muslims. Sad that I can’t believe anything I read.

    • Constance says:

      The same thing happened in Seattle. On New Year’s Eve one year an intolerant immigrant went to this Gay owned night club that is on the second floor of an old building and had a very wide carpeted wooden staircase from the street to the entrance. He waited until very late when the place was full and rocking out then dumped a gas can on the stairs and lit it on fire. Fortunately people got out but by God you can’t mention that it was done by a non white immigrant who hates gays.

  29. helenk3 says:

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/calamity-kamala-is-an-international-laughingstock

    a dangerous embarrassment to this country. a gift to our enemies

  30. Mothy67 says:

    Does anyone believe xiden is having a solo press conference for any reason other than not having Putin mop the floor with babbling jackass? Does anyone not on cnn payroll buy that load of tosh?

  31. helenk3 says:

    Seattle and Portland really need a dose of Blue Flu

    • Constance says:

      Interesting. It poured down rain all of last night for the record. It rained so hard I was kept awake by the noise. Seattle people are not used to that we usually have chronic heavy mist that means every surface outside is wet but heavy rain Seattle can’t cope with. So I doubt anyone was out who didn’t have to be.

  32. elliesmom says:

    My grandson’s high school is celebrating Juneteenth with the day off for the first time. To be fair school is usually out for the summer by then, but this year it would have been the last day. So the kids get Friday off and have to come back on Monday for a half day. Only the kids who never break the rules will show up on Monday.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      My son’s high school was supposed to be over last week. No doubt many families made their vacation plans accordingly. About two weeks ago, we received a letter from the school saying oh, we decided to have the last 2 days of school be this Tuesday and Wednesday. No particular reason as far as I can tell. I hope anybody who made vacation reservations kept them because according to this kid, no learning has been happening for quite some time anyway (everybody is going every other week because COVID is such a huge threat to teenagers).

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  37. lateblum says:

    Finally, a tweet from the Babylon Bee that might not be satire…

  38. lyn5 says:

    It started after Joe Biden was elected in November and Vance began offering his candid thoughts on social media about what he calls “woke capitalism” and “the border crisis” as well as Big Tech’s collision with the First Amendment, economic nationalism and China’s role in the pandemic.

    Suddenly, nearly everything he said was construed as some form of racism by blue-check elites, and anyone taking a sympathetic look at the white working class was considered taboo. When the film version of “Hillbilly Elegy” came out on Netflix in November, critics slammed it.

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/12/how-liberals-turned-on-jd-vance-working-class-author-of-hillbilly-elegy/

  39. Constance says:

    Yea! My state of WA toured the Airizona audit floor!!!

    On Sunday, AZGOP Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward Tweeted an outstanding Arizona audit update. WA, GA, VA, PA, NV, UT, CO, WI, OK, AK, MI, SC, MO have all recently visited the first full forensic audit of an American election – THIRTEEN states. #AmericasAudit is soon to be #AmericasAudits! Arizona is leading the way to #ElectionIntegrity…

    • helenk3 says:

      It only took 13 states to start this country. maybe these 13 states can save this country

      • Constance says:

        I posted this on a Seattle discussion group who were concerned about our commie County Prosecutor Saying “Here is good news, our state toured the AZ audit! Maybe at least our votes will count this time. OMG, blow up of outrage and panic. One guy told me “This is irrelevant to this discussion” I answered “In your opinion, did someone appoint you the relevance God/” The comment got some likes so maybe there is hope for Seattle after all.

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