The Weekend

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  1. Dora says:

    Good Lesson. 🙂

  2. Dora says:

    It must be raining someplace. 🙂

  3. Mothy67 says:

    I looked up Maria Shriver after watching part of a movie with her son (Patrick Schwarzenegger not a bad actor and model looks who just needs some character in his face) Anyhow I was curious as to what became of her after being first lady of commiefornia. She publicly came out as an Independent in 2018. I found it interesting that a member of the Kennedy clan who works as NBC contributor would do as such during the height of TDS. Perhaps there are some DC adjacent with a tincture of morality.

  4. Mothy67 says:

    Any word on Somebody?

    • Somebody says:

      I’m still alive. Miserable as hell, but hanging in there. My radiation treatment ends on Thursday, so FOUR more days! Shock of shocks my labs actually look good, very strange after burning through platelets for weeks. So I will be getting my last chemo on Tuesday

      Thanks for asking about me😘 I may not post much lately, but I pop on and read here all the time..

      • dm says:

        Hang in there…hopefully you will start to actually feel like you really are alive!

      • DeniseVB says:

        {{{hugs}}} Somebody ❤

      • lyn5 says:

        Hugs and kisses wherever you do and don’t hurt. ❤

      • elliesmom says:

        The last days of treatment are usually the bottom of the trough. You’ll start to feel better soon.

        • Somebody says:

          I pray you are correct EM. I’m having a lot of issues, most of which are TMI, but very concerning none the less. From what I understand it’ll take about 3 to 4 weeks to recover. I have a full recovery plan and am hoping to shave some time off that estimate. At this point I can’t imagine ever feeling normal again, but I’m sure I will.

      • helenk3 says:

        glad you are getting to the end of treatment. only way to go is forward now and you have alot to go forward toward.still in my prayers

      • Miranda says:

        Yay for good labs and being done!

      • lateblum says:

        Such good news!! Almost done. Good labs. Hanging in. Summer is only beginning. With luck and God’s blessings, this will be a summer of healing on the road to wellness. ❤️

      • jeffhas says:

        So glad to hear you are still kicking cancer’s ass. Stupid fucking cancer has no idea what they’ve unleashed. Save enough ‘bitch’ for the rest of us when you’re done with the big C.

      • swanspirit says:

        Sorry to hear you are miserable, but good labs are great news! And healing is an amazing thing, and it will happen, so I am sending lots of it.
        Sending you lots of healing, and resolution of “issues” Give it time, and get lots of rest. Big hugs!!❤

        • Somebody says:

          Rest is kind of an issue. I can’t sleep due to itching, stinging and pain. Those 3 take turns, when one eases off one of the others rears it’s head🙄 I did manage to sleep almost 4 hours last night, but haven’t been successful catching a nap today. Once I’m healed a little bit I have a feeling I’m become Rip Van Winkle for a few weeks😉

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        🦋 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
        sending lots of hugs as light as butterflies.

      • Locked-N-Loaded says:

        Continued prayers for relief and healing!!

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Thanks for the update Somebody.
        We love you and are Praying mightily for you. ❤

      • 1539days says:

        Maybe once in a while you can respond to a wellness check comment 😛

      • votermom says:

        Alive is always good. gentle hugs & prayers

  5. elliesmom says:

    I had an interesting conversation online with the grandkids this morning. When Crash’s video of herself came up, there was a flashing gif that said, “Celebrate Juneteenth!” I asked her what she was going to do to celebrate the new holiday. She said, “Nothing. It was yesterday, and I didn’t have school.” I told her today was actually Juneteenth, and then I asked her what the holiday was for. She was clueless so I told her that Abraham Lincoln had freed the slaves on September 22nd, but there were no phones, radios, tv, or the internet so the slaves in Texas didn’t know they were free until June. “That’s sad. One of them should have invented the phone sooner.”

    Then I asked my grandson what they had done in school to celebrate Juneteenth besides having the day off. He said it isn’t where they are in history class so “they skipped it”, but he did know what Juneteenth celebrates. The I asked him if he thought our national hoilday to celebrate our independence should be April 19 since that was the day the first shots were fired in the Revolutionary War instead of the day the Declaration of Indepence was signed, sealed and delivered?

    He said he thought the day the British surrendered was the day we became independent. His history teacher thinks if we have a day to celebrate the end of slavery it should be September 22 because that’s the day the slaves in the South were free even if they were unaware. My grandson had apparently schooled him that the Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in the South. Our summer together was well spent. The slaves in the North had to wait for the ratification of the 13th Amenment. The grandson thinks that should be the new national holiday. So according to him, Independence Day is October 19th, and Emancipation Day is December 6th. I hope we get another good history project to do this summer. If not, I’ll have to think up one.

    • DandyTIger says:

      That’s awesome! Great lessons.

    • helenk3 says:

      you are a great teacher and your grandchildren are lucky to have you. thanks to you they will have a leg up on my graduates and will succeed.

    • lateblum says:

      That is so impressive, EM. What a good student he is and what a great grandmother/teacher you are!

    • swanspirit says:

      You have some very insightful progeny👩‍👧‍👦. The apples fall not far from the tree.🍎🍎🌳

        • Mothy67 says:

          Doubtful 7/4 is Embedded in our psyche and there is a lot of momey made. I don’t see getting together with family and friens forjuneteeenth. Try as they may. Good for black people, celebrate away, but it won’t supplant the 4th.

          • Mothy67 says:

            How long until the Stonewall riot becomes a federal holiday. Our civil servants deserve more paid time off. Plus I thought June was ghey month.

          • lateblum says:

            Except in Evanston. Here, the Fourth of July is being replaced by Juneteenth – this year. I don’t know if it will continue – it better not or there will be hell to pay from the “folks” who pay taxes here. This year’s Fourth of July Committee had determined in early spring there would not be a July 4th celebration. And our celebration here is pretty well known around the area. Adult children with families of their own come “home” with their kids and it’s a real Homecoming feel for the entire week. Parades, parties, cookouts, tennis competitions, even Drum and Bugle Corps competitions take place. But not this year. we had no idea just how big a deal the holiday was in Evanston until we moved here.

      • elliesmom says:

        Our conversations last summer about slavery started when we were studying the build up to the Revolutionary War. We were watching the miniseries about John Adams and got to the part where Adams represents the British soldiers who fired on the Bostonians in what became known as the Boston Massacre. One of the first casualties was a black slave who lived in Framingham, MA. My grandson was dumbfounded to discover there had been slaves in the North, and especially as close to where he lives as Framingham is. I always try not to let a really good teachable moment pass so we took a side trip into northen hypocrisy regarding slavery. There were people on both sides who were slave owners and also who were abolitionists. Neither side has a right to be self-righteous.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Here we go…….

    • Gram Krakka says:

      Well that gives a whole new meaning to “water birth”.

    • lateblum says:

      How terrifying for her.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I had some push notices from several outlets that the storm took an odd path but no details when you went took look. All juneteeeeeeenth stuff. Let it to the daily mail to cover the news better from the 🇬🇧.

  7. lyn5 says:

    • foxyladi14 says:

      That’s because My President has a set of Titanium ones, And Bid – on has none! 😀

    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t think the strongest relationships could pass that test ! My husband or I would be dragging around a corpse by the 3rd day. 😉

    • Anthony says:

      This is why Christian and I never moved in together in the entire 30 years we shared. We had equal amount of clothing and toiletries in both apartments, so it never mattered where we woke up and we spent almost every night together through all of those years.

      About 5 years into our relationship, friends started asking if we ever thought about cohabitation. We both used to call it ‘the C-word’ lol. We did discuss it, and agreed that at some point, someone might die from a gunshot wound or two. We just told people it was safer to remain in our own homes.

      • Miranda says:

        My aunt has had a ‘boyfriend’ for 56 years. They see each other twice a week, including going to church together, and take the occasional trip. He was awesome when she had congestive heart failure a couple of years ago…I would have had to retire a year early if he hadn’t stepped in because she couldn’t be left alone. However, they have no interest in cohabitating.

        • lateblum says:

          My marriage would’ve lasted forever if only we had decided to live apart. For many years my parents were together only on weekends due to my father’s work. I firmly believe that was the secret to their long marriage.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Unless it’s financial I think it’s insane to cohabitate in any place where you can’t go to another floor. I’ve had friends who got married and bought junior lofts. You can never get away. No thanks.

    • elliesmom says:

      “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
      ― Katharine Hepburn

  8. helenk3 says:

    so today you make more money not working, rioting and looting, no charges now. strange world we live in now

  9. Dora says:

    Report: Dr. Fauci participated in ‘secret meeting’ with scientists about COVID-19 origins in Feb. 2020

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, admitted this week that a meeting took place with prominent scientists last February to discuss the origins of COVID-19 outbreak in China.

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  11. lateblum says:

    Chicago has become NYC. It wasn’t enough to compete for Covid deaths and lockdowns, now we are going for murders on the street in broad daylight.

  12. lyn5 says:

    • elliesmom says:

      That’s a misreprentation of what Juneteenth was. Juneteenth is the equivalent of the Battle of New Orleans. It is not the day all the slaves were freed even. Delaware still had lots of slaves- legally. If CRT and the 1619 Project are about teaching the history of the US from the black perspective to get our history “right”, the let’s get it right.

  13. swanspirit says:

    History Lesson
    When Pelosi’s father was the corrupt mobster Mayor of Baltimore, her 20-year-old brother was one of 14 Men arrested for holding two little girls hostage in an apartment for a week, constantly gang raping and sodomizing them. The other 13 were convicted, but Pelosi’s brother was acquitted after her father sat in the courtroom for the entire trial. Accusations of jury tampering were to follow. Check out both of the below references.

  14. swanspirit says:

    FBI Quietly Releases 284-page Report on Nancy Pelosi’s Corrupt Father Exposing Her Brother as a Repeat Child Rapist WHILE THE MEDIA WAS BUSY COVERING THE US CAPITOL PROTEST Wednesday Night! (Nancy Pelosi’s Name is Redacted From All Crimes)

  15. Mothy67 says:

    I hate the press. They are already calling the incident at Gay Pride in FL terrorism. The suspect in custody looks pretty gay to me.

  16. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

  17. lyn5 says:

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        • lateblum says:

          I canceled my subscription to the Chicago Tribune this morning. They are under “new ownership” and that ownership has “offered the opportunity for early retirement” to some of my favorite writers. It was expected that the paper would change immediately if not sooner. I was not the first to cancel my subscription today. The young man who was working customer service today sounded frustrated (in a very appropriate way) that I was closing my account with them. He worked diligently to discourage my leaving.
          Now the Tribune will try to compete with the Sun-Times for the most woke readership. They are welcome to do so without me.

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  19. Mothy67 says:

    I was just reading on twitchy about a 20 year old being charged with a felony maybe several felonies for doing a burnout at an intersection covered with pride stuff.
    Felonies. Comments bring up destroying statues, burning flags , and the like. No charges. They are adding some hate charge to it. And they don’t see themselves as dictator

  20. Dora says:

    • Anthony says:

      They will either stop or be stopped. Soon. Never underestimate the will of the American people. When we’ve had enough, we’ve had enough. And we’ve had enough. Luckily for the Dem/Socialists, there are effective legal ways of stopping them.

  21. votermom says:

    Happy Father’s Day Klown and all TCH dads, adoptive dads, foster dads, and father figures!!!!

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Fathers day to all the great Dad’s out there! ❤

  23. lateblum says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all dads and those who identify as dads! ❤

  24. lyn5 says:

    Her daddy should have used a condom.

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  27. Mothy67 says:

    Chris Hahn is a piece of shit. And DWS is a psychpath. What is more vile than their reaction to the accident at Wilton Manors? Tears for personal gain. Gross.
    This may sound callous, but I was hoping that if there were a smidget of truth to what struck me as an obvious accident from the first was glance at the tragedy was a wake up call for New York. A reason for the Pride people there to walk back their decision to ban police. Hundreds of thousands will pour into NYC next weekend at a time when it appears crime is on the rise. I don’t know how real the crime rise is for those who live in the better parts of the city. When I lived there my family was more aware of the horror stories than I was. I never felt unsafe.
    It is madness to reduce police presence. It is a yuuuuge party. Lots of drugs and booze. People carrying cash. Why not just tape a rob me sign on everyone’s back.
    It is a reality that there are extremists who hate gays on both sides. Some might find the absence of police an invitation. The pride group claims that it is protecting marginalized members of their community that feel unsafe around the men and women in blue. Who would that be? Could it be transgender sex/drug workers? Gee how many of that group have been gunned down by cops? Pretty sure the crimes against that faction are perpetrated by would be clients. Police do not brutalize black men in dresses.
    So in order to have the feels good gay “leaders” are banning the police. What could possibly go wrong? Do the professional gay politicians need some sort of drama to remain relevant? I mean really there are people who abound in The Apple who get by taking from others a police presence is often the only deterrent. So if something goes wrong they will blame the police that they asked to stay away??? In the name of what exactly?

    • lyn5 says:

      Hahn is a creep.

    • Mothy67 says:

      It won’t happen. It’s bullshit. I think it’s brilliant that African Americans can celebrate Juneteenth although I don’t see how they were stopped in the past. Rock on enjoy.
      It will hardly supplant the inclusive Independence Day. My family and friends ain’t no how gonna travel and become inebriated like we do on the 4th. It’s a reunion every year. Seeing people NOT at a funeral or a wedding( where it’s all about someone else)
      The media may try. Look at how hard they tried to sell meeeechelle was a fashion icon and a beauty. Didn’t work. They keep pushing the spare heir. No one cares except editors at nearly defunct rags. Maybe a lib city cancelled official events but familes and friends will celebrate. I had nothing to do with slavery. Think it was a travesty. Let AA’s celebrate. Who knows maybe I am a raycist. I am so sick of it all. Why would I ever watch the hundreds of black centric movies which are all over streaming services. I get it’s important to have things like Roots, Armistad, The Holacaust mini series, even The Joy Luck Club. I do not want to spend my leisure time wallowing in perpetual aggrievement. Not even my own ancestral history. I sure as hell don’t expect the entire world to dwell in Irish Catholic blight. Seriously, take a gander at the selection of films/shows offered by proggie streamers. It reminds me of taking a creative writing course way back. Everyone was creating from what seemed to me was a therapists couch. All these souls living almost entirely in the past. How many times can you replay the tape. Does it ever do anyone any good. Yes life is unfair. Does that mean you reside for always in misery. I have made a concerted effort to not ever let da Brat sing poor poor pitiful me. She is writing her own story.
      Seems to me progs pity. It’s a demeaning emotion.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      When I lived in West Hollywood–a very “nice” neighborhood by that time–I was really shocked at how out-of-control and kind of scary Pride got after dark. Every other day of the year, I could’ve walked down the street naked with a thousand bucks hanging around my neck without a care in the world.

  28. Dora says:

    It begins. I wondered how they would eliminate July 4th without officially declaring it…

    • lateblum says:

      Evanston, Illinois is either the most “woke” city in America – or the most scared.

      Fourth of July in Evanston is – or used to be – the biggest event in the town. And that’s saying a great deal. Ppl came from all around to watch the parade, cheer the tennis and Drum and Bugle corps competitions, picnic along the lakefront or in back yards and then watch the fireworks. We always had fireworks that were bigger and brighter and newer than anywhere – even Navy Pier. Fourth of July was like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Homecoming all wrapped into one. Families whose kids grew up here and then moved away knew they could count on the adult kids coming back for this celebration. And if the kids had married, they brought their own families with them. I know of two families whose sons had moved to NYC and LA. Those guys never missed a 4th. We would see them at the Central Street Parade every year. Girls and boys who grew up with my own daughters and son became young women and men and returned every year from wherever they lived and met at local bars and restaurants to party and catch up. It was a Homecoming tradition here. Grandparents would take the grandbabies and let their now grown kids meet up with their old friends. Families hosted bbq’s for their returning friends and families. It was a regular small town event that the news covered and the pols embraced as opportunities to glad-hand and schmooze.
      I knew that the Fourth of July organizing committee had decided last year to not sponsor any celebrations due to C19. Then early this year when things were still up in the air about Covid, they decided to hold off another year. Interestingly the Juneteenth committee, decided to host yesterday’s celebration with seemingly no notice at all. Funny that.
      More than a few people in Evanston are more than a little miffed.

  29. Mothy67 says:

    They keep going on about the variant from India. UK has lots of cases but very very low fatalities.
    9284 cases reported today with 6 deaths in a country of 70 million
    The media just can’t quit

    • swanspirit says:

      And yet, yesterday at the Royal Ascot races, people were still wearing masks, outdoors. Not everyone, and not the Queen, but a lot of people. More than I would think have issues that would merit wearing a mask.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I wonder if the whole thing would have run it’s course hadeverything been open this time last year. Seems like it would have been a better time to allow for herd immunity. We shut down as the weather was breaking. The outdoor healthy could have defeated this without tremendous financial loss. There is no proof lockdowns worked.

        • Constance says:

          I agree. The young should have been encouraged to get out and have fun last year. Herd immunity would have happened fast. Of course BLM/Antifa were out rioting last year and that had to help with the herd immunity. Viruses always tend to get less deadly as time goes on.

    • Anthony says:

      They’re probably seeding our clouds with it right now. Pass the tinfoil, please

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  31. Angie says:

    Puerto Rico Day & Juneteenth clash in Chicago

  32. SHV says:

    My sister sent me this:

    Subject: 1930 -1946?

    Special Group / Born Between 1930 – 1946.
    Today, they range in ages from 75 to 90.
    You are the smallest group of children, born since the early 1900s

    You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can
    remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which
    rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

    You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to
    sugar to shoes to stoves.
    You saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.
    You saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available.
    You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the
    morning and placed in the “milk box” on the porch.

    You are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of
    grieving neighbours whose sons died in the War.
    You saw the ‘boys’ home from the war, build their little houses.

    You are the last generation who spent childhood without television;
    instead, you imagined what you heard on the radio.
    With no TV until the ’50s, you spent your childhood “playing outside”.
    There was no little league. There was no city playground for kids.

    The lack of television in your early years meant, that you had little
    real understanding of what the world was like.
    On Saturday afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched in
    between westerns and cartoons.
    Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines) and hung on
    the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).

    Computers were called calculators; they were hand cranked.
    Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage and
    changing the ribbon.
    INTERNET’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that did not exist.
    Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was
    broadcast on your radio in the evening.

    As you grew up, the country was exploding with growth.
    The government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education
    and spurred colleges to grow.
    Loans fanned a housing boom.
    Pent up demand coupled with new installment payment plans opened many
    factories for work
    New highways would bring jobs and mobility.

    The Veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
    The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.
    Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression
    and the war, and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities
    they had never imagined.

    You weren’t neglected, but you weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus
    They were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on.
    They were busy discovering the post-war world.

    You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity, a world
    where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves and felt secure in your
    future, though depression poverty was deeply remembered.

    Polio was still a crippler.
    You came of age in the 50s and 60s.
    You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were
    no threats to our homeland.
    The second world war was over and the cold war, terrorism, global
    warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with

    Only your generation can remember both a time of great war, and a time
    when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.
    You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better.
    You are “The Last Ones.” More than 99% of that age group are either retired or
    deceased, and you feel privileged to have “lived in the best of

  33. Angie says:

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  35. Mothy67 says:

    Anyone know of an approachable Spanish (Mexican) lesson book? I am on day fiftysomething using duolingo and I am quite pleasantly surprised about how much I can read. I have learned more Spanish than I did in 4 semesters of college French. I can’t for the life of me figure out when to use A with ( like, love, interest.)
    I realize the course is taught in a more organic way than I was instructed but I am completely baffled. Sometimes it is ” A ti te encanta” and sometimes it’s “te encanta.” Errrrrrrgh!

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  37. Angie says:

    Great thread.

    A few months from now they will be admitting that the zero charisma dementia patient Joe fckng Biden didn’t get 81 million legit votes, too.

    • lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Rachel E @REPsmile

      ALL of the “journalists” who told us that are attacking @MariaBartiromo
      today. They are proven liars who will never ask for actual proof or evidence of anything they report if it helps Dems. Dem activists with press credentials telling us to believe 1/6 was equal to Pearl Harbor.

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