Friday Open Thread

Can’t let June slip by without some bridal flowers.

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99 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. Cisco says:

    June to Date
    Shot & Killed: 44
    Shot & Wounded: 217
    Total Shot: 261
    Total Homicides: 44

    Chicago Crime 2021Shortlink
    Week in Progress (6/13 – 6/19)
    Shot & Killed: 14
    Shot & Wounded: 63
    Total Shot: 77
    Total Homicides: 14

    Chicago Crime 2021Shortlink
    Year to Date
    Shot & Killed: 295
    Shot & Wounded: 1412

  2. Cisco says:

    June to Date
    Shot & Killed: 44
    Shot & Wounded: 217
    Total Shot: 261
    Total Homicides: 44

    Chicago Crime 2021Shortlink
    Week in Progress (6/13 – 6/19)
    Shot & Killed: 14
    Shot & Wounded: 63
    Total Shot: 77
    Total Homicides: 14

    Chicago Crime 2021Shortlink
    Year to Date
    Shot & Killed: 295
    Shot & Wounded: 1412
    Total S

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    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Last decade they tried getting all the young ones to go back to living in company owned towns and housing via google and their ilk. Guess that did not work out as well as they expected so they are buying up all the housing stock themselves.

    • 1539days says:

      I only went to one Tea Party rally, but that one had a speaker talking about many European countries encouraging renting because owning land gives one a certain level of autonomy.

  6. Dora says:

    Sounds delicious. UGH!

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Happy Juneteenth ! LOL………….

    • helenk3 says:

      no July 4th fireworks., no juneteenth

      • Anthony says:

        If we take our cues from the latest Democrat/Marxist talking points, Juneteenth, like Christmas and Thanksgiving, can only be called a ‘day off’ on all calendars. Fuck this commie bullshit.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The other agencies in our space just added this to their growing list of approved days as have most of the regional jurisdictions so they are all off today ( that lovey gore tee three day weekend rule) but no one has a clue why they kept asking me because they associate it with D.C. and therefore I must know since I worked there in the past. I told them I had originally push was to make Emancipation Day in D.C. (April 16th) the signing of the Emancipation Act, national. most people would understand the point of that day as it is clear and historic.

      Some of the local jurisdictions gave up trying to keep with name and date changes and tacked this onto their group of optional days. Take the day or use it as a personal day at some other point in time . Two of the locals group all non major days this way and they said very few people opt for the minor holidays and use time off when it suits them. We use this option as it works best with our meeting schedule and quite frankly we were often not even a2are in our old space as the office building was in a shopping area and only closed for the biggies. Now with younger board members we are getting push back because they do not recall the world before the mandated three day weekend.

      I am at the office for a few hours because I love having peace and quite and the building does not close for these days as most of other tenants do not give all the federal or Virginia days. My boss just came to do bills having read my email reminder that we have the place to ourselves today. No mask rules or temp taking or dealing with silly questions.

  8. Dora says:

    Amerca’s Frontline Doctors, the courageous group of doctors who spoke out against the government’s irresponsible and damaging COVID responses, had their website taken down by Amazon.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/amazon-deletes-americas-frontline-doctors-website-internet-doctors-scramble-salvage-site/

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      This is one reason I try and keep He sites I handle for our agency and two related on a smaller web hosting and use desktop web software ( getting harder to find) so that we control as much as possible. They are organizational sites and Are to be non political but it is amazing how much crap I have to weed through in email boxes with numerous groups wanting us to post their crap.

  9. Mt.Laurel says:

    Love the bridal flowers.
    I admit I do not care for the tightly wrapped bundle that looks as if the flowers are being strangled and cannot breath that has been popular for a while.

  10. Mothy67 says:

    Will be interesting to see if the Woke crowd can extinguish Billie EIlish. The wokies are in reality a very small but vocal group. Can they wield the same power with an established teen star? I guess she too made some anti Asian comments and her bf went after gays, blacks, and Asians on social media. Groveling apology has occurred.

    • jeffhas says:

      some of the ones coming after her seem to be peers – always some haters out there, it’s just now ‘-ists’ have been weaponized.

      In my opinion she will be diminished but not destroyed… unless she can produce some genius art – genius art can transcend hate, even legitimate hate. She seems to have real talent, but I haven’t seen evidence of genius, well maybe genius marketing… she’ll have new songs/albums out, but now less will listen, which feeds into ‘less successful’ – it will mess with her head at a minimum, thus making it harder to ‘produce genius’

      She doesn’t strike me as a Dolly, or even Tina who took all the ‘sh*t’ the world could give and produced something pretty remarkable.

  11. Dora says:

    For me, this is the most serious issue. With a change in Washington other issues can be reversed or rescinded. But there will be no way to remove all of these invaders from our land.

  12. Dora says:

    Throw this man in jail!

    • lateblum says:

      He should be strung up on the highest pole and left for vultures to get him.

    • swanspirit says:

      My vote is for hung, drawn, and quartered. After Cuomo, Obama, and quite a few others.

      It’s one thing to read about this bio- weapon of war. Another to have experienced the results. I mean, can you imagine, someone, quite a few someone’s, went to all the trouble and spent a lot of money, to create this virus, and unleash it on the world, and then more someone’s, come up with a cheap, plentiful, and effective cure? How dare they?

      I just had a lengthy conversation with a charming lovely and enthusiastic young nurse, who worked on a covid unit in upstate New York. She said her patients were being CURED, in 5-7 days, by HCQ. And then they cut it off.

  13. Mothy67 says:

    I watched the end of the last season of Shameless last night. The masking was surreal. Strange to watch. Uncomfortable. How will that be looked back on? Pity they couldn’t resist going after Trump supporters.

    • elliesmom says:

      Today’s kids will tell their granchildren about having to wear masks to school the way my grandparents talked about walking to school 2 miles in the snow uphill both ways. My mom loved to tell my kids about running out of ration stamps for leather shoes and having to wear shoes with cardboard soles. I learned to crochet sitting in gaslines. Crash has no idea what it’s like not to just pull up to a gas station and fill your tank. Any TV show that pops up with masked actors will be family conversation starters. Unless, of course, the masked brigade continues to wear them. Then the masked actors will look “normal”.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Da brat wasn’t exposed to anything irrational at home or amongst life outside school and shopping. By the time they shut down the schools last year and mandated masks I feel as though most people around me we over it. Nearly everyone is somehow connected to the medical community. The very last day of school last year a dozen girls slept over. This was mid April and the media and fauci had been screaming the sky is falling for six weeks by then. I’d say 75% weren’t buying what they were selling. Everything was cancelled and a handful of kids were isolated, but most took it in stride. The park was closed? No public pools. Yeah I saw people walking outside with masks, but many of the walkers are retirees who may have diabetes ( my assumption due to the times they stroll – what would be after meals). Of course it made sense to take precautions. Our houses are very close 15 feetish. Parents threw a graduation. There was a prom outside at a private home. If a Karen or Chad reported they were ignored. Softball was cancelled because a mother who was obese tested positive. Volleyball and cheer continued. Kids have been in and out the whole year. The situation would be, I think, very different here than what you went through with grandkids. Your family didn’t see you daily so fear of hurting you was a very cruel and ostensibly real threat. I doubt I can forgive the monsters who played with kids heads like that. Imagine. Ugh. I think it must have been very different for people who live in more sparse areas. Again I feel that the fear had dissipated by the time the fuhrer governor had locked down. Media might tell you one thing about the hospitals but those who worked there sang another song.
        What I see as the net result is a lot of distrust and resentment from teens. They from what I see are calling bullshit on the response. I think the kids from say 12 through college will question a lot more. I believe they get how it was about politics and control.

        • 1539days says:

          I hope so, because this new generation should learn a healthy skepticism about what your “betters” in the government tell you. I remember the National Guard memo in 2004 was the point where I knew not only was the media slanting the news, they were not just making shit up and then doubling down when they were caught. Now, I just assume they’re lying and wait to be proven right. Now, Trump has been right about everything and the truth is pouring in.

    • lyn5 says:

      I’m enjoying European and Down Under shows on AcornTV.

  14. Miranda says:

    If anyone wants a really good, easy cookie recipe, try these:

    Devil’s food cake mix cookies

    I used the option with 1 stick of butter instead of oil, and I lined my cookie sheets with foil, sprayed with PAM, and baked at 350 for 9 minutes. They taste like little cakes.

  15. helenk3 says:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/18/catholic-bishops-vote-draft-document-could-rebuke-/

    They could refuse communion to bid-on.
    when my mom was dying the priest refused her the last rites because she was divorced and remarried.

    • Anthony says:

      Food prices are going to rise. Same with housing via Blackwater. We’re getting screwed.

    • Constance says:

      Oh that is what all the migrants are for. Bill Gates farms. He always did love employing foreign people over Americans and paying them low wages. Then they would bring their families over and their families go directly onto government programs. In Seattle we are kind of lucky because of our constant heavy mist from October until usually June. So many of the immigrants are from warmer climates and they hate it here. But the southern states won’t be so lucky.

  16. helenk3 says:

    when the video becomes available it is a must watch
    Martha McCallum the future of warfare. 3 generals just wow listen to them they are not sure of the will of the bid-on bunch to protect America.

    • helenk3 says:

      one of the generals made a good point, IF china has dropped a nuke that killed as many people worldwide and covid what would be the response?

  17. lyn5 says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I was listing to a seminar on suicide rates among youth the other day and half way through two of the panelists realized that the data on the tables and charts did not say what they wanted it to say. The other two presenters went ahead as they understood the assumptions of the others were garbage and they pointed out why. I am guessing the latter two got an earful, if not more, when it was over.

  18. Mothy67 says:

    There’s already a significant increase in food costs. I keep a chest freezer stocked with microwavable kid stuff. Frozen 8 pack of pre cooked Angus burgers was 12.99 two months ago it’s now 15.99. I buy frozen OJ to serve the hoodlums. It’s up 80 cents a can. Local pizza owner told me has to get rid of his specials because all the costs have gone up. He had two large two topping for 21.99. He says he makes less now off someone buying two large at full price (28) than he did off the special. Seems a bit off to me, but he pays for delivery drivers’ gas so maybe he’s not stretching the truth.
    I wonder what dinner out for two will now run in Manhattan. Twenty for an okay burger?

    • Locked-N-Loaded says:

      I remember the 1970’s warning of the coming ice age where icebergs would cover the entire top half of the USA!!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      That was published on my birthday. Or as I see things, a date that often also marks the beginning of hot, humid and hazy with a chance to severe thunderstorms as the weather report for a couple of months in much of the USA and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere. Because its SUMMER!

      And as Locked and Loaded mentions – the decade before we were all going to freeze to death by 2000.

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Do you think the white teachers at elite schools (like Spence-50,000 a year) secretly hate the children of billionaires and multi-millionaires? That they have to teach rich kids whose wardrobes likely cost more than the average salary. Why else would a teacher at one of the most exclusive schools in the world show a video of a white woman being tarred and feathered?

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/18/parents-revolt-at-nyc-posh-spence-school-amid-race-video-scandal/

  20. lyn5 says:

    Corrupt federal prosecutors …

    Federal prosecutors have applied a little-used law against a man accused of obstructing the congressional proceedings on Jan. 6, asserting he transported a gun and used it in furtherance of a civil disorder.

    In a superseding indictment (pdf) against Guy Reffitt released this week, the Texas man was charged with two violations of federal civil disorder law for actions allegedly taken in Washington on Jan. 6.

    Authorities said Reffitt violated the law against transporting “any firearm, or explosive or incendiary device, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the same will be used unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/in-first-us-hits-jan-6-defendant-with-little-used-firearms-charge_3864493.html

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  23. taw46 says:

    This is quite the thread, I haven’t read all the articles yet. But then, does anyone in government even care?

  24. Mothy67 says:

    Tucker was on fire again tonight. He is not backing down on fbi and 1/6. Brave man.

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    h/t Angie

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