‘Merica Birthday Weekend, Continued……

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  1. 1539days says:

    Sometime, I need to put up a picture of the half-ass wreath I made after my question about floral wire.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    I almost skipped this, but Keef was dressed so nice as a patriotic carnival barker, spittle and all, so here he is. Making an ass of himself, as always 😀 Holy Hypocrite Batman !

    • 1539days says:

      Of course, that’s freaking outrageous. Police Officers without “Capitol” in their title are identified all the time, and they live in areas where the victims live. This perpetuates the myth that Trump supporters / patriots turn to violence and murder when there are basically no instances of it.

      Also, unlike BLM, the people who showed up on January 6 walked right in, were not blocked and generally not told to stop by anyone. Any other day, it would have been called a tour.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Plenty of photos show people peacefully standing in line between the velvet ropes waiting to get in. Gads, we Magas suck as revolutionaries 😉

    • lyn5 says:

      In his warped world, a black peace officer who murders an unarmed white woman is heroic.

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        • DeniseVB says:

          I removed my “Exposing Friends to Extremist Content” frame on my FB profile photo when I realized I’m in a Family support group for my granddaughter’s Navy Boot Camp class. Yikes, bad first impression for the clueless and snark challenged. LOL.

          • lyn5 says:

            {{ 😀 }}

          • lateblum says:

            I know! I’ve been very careful about what I’ve sent or emailed or spoken to dd in Seattle. I don’t want to jeopardize her job in any way. I have no idea how these (SJW) corporations monitor personal communications of their employees. But I’m betting they do.

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  4. DeniseVB says:

    Oh this is delicious (making up for Olbermann here). I almost feel sorry for Kamala, but what were the Democrats thinking? We predicted how awful she would be………..

    • lyn5 says:

      Burn, baby, burn.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I read that after sleepy’s selection soros spawn met with potentials and after camel toe he said she’s the one. If that is the case she is doing exactly what she was chosen to do. Soros has said loud and clear there are no borders. I am inclined to believe it. He said last year before the staged election that internet free speech would be controlled before the vote. I listened to a speech he gave after the oblahblah stumulas, I believe at Columbia as part of the world economic forum, that the American middle class has too much and our consumption has to be reduced. He does not hide his plans. Says them loud and clear. Harris is getting exactly what he(they) wants done. Office turmoil is a two fer. Distracts from border and provides fuel for misogynoy/racist blablahblah.
      When the msm reports even a whiff of something negative about this admin ya can bet there’s a reason.

      • John Denney says:

        American middle class has too much?

        What? Are they too industrious? More of the fruits of their labor should be confiscated? What utter nonsense. If a woman creates a beautiful, warm quilt from her family’s worn out clothing, is she somehow robbing someone?

        I happened to rent a cabin next to this guy’s mountain home. Very gregarious, he invited me into his house & gave me a tour. It was a beautiful museum. His artwork was everywhere. What an amazing man!

        He told me how he created his signature medium: Cutting picture lines with a sharpened screwdrive into rawhide stretched on a frame, then coloring it with analine dye. One was, “The Great Train Robbery”, about 2 feet by 3 feet in size, & was historically accurate down the gold watch (rendered in gold leaf) a passenger handed over to a robber.

        Here’s the only article I could find about him:


    • Constance says:

      The whole Biden/Kamala thing is The Powers That Be sticking it to us. They are making the point that “We broke your country and we will install anyone we want in your traditional offices” Then to make that point they install a senile old man who on his best day was a corrupt half-wit and a grotesque inept donkey woman. That they installed these jokes and we have to look at them for 4 years is a daily victory lap over us.

  5. lyn5 says:

    An incredibly vicious and protracted war is being waged, seemingly with no end in sight, among numerous prominent liberal and left-wing commentators who work primarily on YouTube. The conflict erupted on May 26 when Cenk Uygur — the founder and long-time host of The Young Turks, the largest liberal-left YouTube platform — baselessly and falsely accused independent journalist Aaron Maté of being “paid by the Russians,” while his co-host, Ana Kasparian, spouted innuendo that Maté was “working for” unnamed dictators.


  6. elliesmom says:

    Every once in awhile I poke my nose in at Talkleft to see how far off the rails Jeralyn has gone. She never made any secret about what low regard she has for Joe Biden, which puts her in a bit of pickle now. But I first went to Talkleft during one of the big trials, not for her politics, and Jeralyn is very good at teaching non-lawyers how a trial plays out from the defense attorney’s perspective. She’s back at what she does best with a very good explanation of why Bill Cosby has been released and his conviction overturned. If you’re interested in the legal story, here’s a link-

    • DeniseVB says:

      That was a good read, though I have no problem with Cosby’s release anyhow. Sure he was a bad, bad boy, but where was the responsibility of the women? I guess I’m just desensitized to bimbo eruptions since Herman Cain was knee capped during the primaries, he dropped out and the women disappeared too.

  7. lyn5 says:

    Here’s Helen Raleigh’s presentation:


  8. swanspirit says:

    And now for something completely different.🐝🐝
    It’s the 🐝🐝 knees.

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  10. helenk3 says:


    if you can not represent your country with respect, get you ass out of the way and we will get somebody who can

  11. threewickets says:

    Speaking of ‘Murica’ the Chomsky daughter has totally disappeared. What is up with that?

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    • Miranda says:

      When I was going to a lot of baby showers, I tended to give a baby food grinder as a present, so people could make their own.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Nice gift ! Poisoned formula and baby food have been around since I started popping out babies in ’72, when the La Leche wanted to jail all the non-breastfeeding moms for child abuse. (Not really, but..that guilt !).

        • Miranda says:

          I always liked giving practical presents. All those pretty little outfits were just going to be yacked on anyway.

          One of my friends didn’t produce enough milk to breastfeed adequately, but was pressured to continue trying to the point where the baby almost didn’t thrive. They had to use a cold washcloth to wake her up! 25 years or so later, child is fine after a formula switch. I was also bottle-fed and look how I turned out 😉

          • DeniseVB says:

            Yes, me too, on the 40’s homemade blend of Carnation canned milk, Kayro syrup and assorted liquid vitamins with a splash of cod liver oil. Nom-nom-nom 😀 All 6 of us. Come to think of it, none of us had allergies, digestive problems (colic) and mom smoked and drank through all her pregnancies. We’re miracle children 😀

          • elliesmom says:

            Smoking made my mom nauseous while she was pregnant so she stopped. After not smoking for 8 months, twice, the first thing she asked for after popping us out was a cigarette, proving her addiction didn’t have as much to do with nicotine as it did with the pleasure she got from smoking, although her excuse was, “Smoking calms my nerves”. The morning I found my grandmother dead in her bed I was 15. My mom offered me a cigarette to calm me. Except I wasn’t stressed out. Sad, yes. I told her to have one for me. She had a couple of packs and left a 15 year old to deal with the police and the coroner and a 6 year old until my dad could get home to us. Smoking obviously didn’t do much for her “nerves”.

            When she was diagnosed with lung cancer, she wouldn’t quit. When they rolled the oxygen tank into the house, and they told her if she smoked, she could blow herself up and my dad with her, she still got up to sneak a smoke in the middle of the night. Her BF sneaked them into the house for her. Her doctor asked me if I had any idea of something that would make her quit when I asked him to help me get her out of the house before she killed my father. I said the only time she ever stopped smoking was when cigarettes made her nauseous so he made that happen. My dad just gave her the meds along with all of the other ones, and she didn’t notice there was a new one. She spent a lot of time cursing because smoking had suddenly started making her sick, but she didn’t blow the house up.

            I know this sounds “way harsh”, but I long ago gave up caring what destructive behavior does to a person who is unwilling to do anything to save herself. I only care what it does to the people around him or her . When people ask me how my mother died, I say she committed suicide.

            Now you know why my mother said I was her “cold, hard-hearted child”.

          • DeniseVB says:

            ❤ I was my mom's "disappointment as a daughter". But, I'm sure, because my sisters were such suck-ups. 😉

          • lyn5 says:

            It’s called tough love.

          • swanspirit says:

            My daughter, was the daughter my mother always wanted. And my mom died of lung cancer too. She quit, but it was too late.
            I remember that Kayro syrup and Carnation syrup formula, from when my sister was born.

            I did breastfeed my babies, but I was an early adopter before it became popular again, and the nuns in St Agnes hospital thought I was a whore for doing it, and treated me accordingly, but I didn’t care. Those nuns in the hospital were light weights compared to the ones I had in grade school.

          • Miranda says:

            Mom didn’t smoke when she was on oxygen, but I did have to take her out a few times during chemo for a smoke. There were lots of people in the area, smoking and leaning on their IV poles. Sigh.
            She said she felt faint when we were out there once. I said ‘If you faint, this is the last hospital cigarette you get.” She stayed upright 🙂
            And Mom was the popular fashionista and math major. She didn’t know what to do with her nervous little English geek who didn’t figure out percents until 18.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            My first wife tried to breastfeed our oldest. He was hanging on her tit for a couple hours every day and he was still fussing. He was born at the end of June and I got out of the Army at the beginning of September. We left him with my aunt the day we packed up a Uhaul in Barstow to drive back to Merced.

            My aunt obviously couldn’t breastfeed him so she gave him formula in a bottle. This was the first time he was fed with a bottle. My aunt fed him 2-3 times that day. He would not take a tit after that. My wife’s boobs were swollen and leaking and hurting but if she tried to nurse him he would turn his head away from her nipples. Give him a bottle of formula and he would suck it down in minutes.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Miranda that is a really Nice gift. 😀

      • Constance says:

        Who buys baby food? I just smashed up some of what ever we were eating and I also would freeze little containers of home made “baby food” to throw in the diaper bag. Or dump a few table spoons of frozen corn,peas,an carrots with cheerios on the high chair tray and let the baby try to pick them up.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Amazing how they all managed to grow up despite us 😀 Though teeth did help the transition from pureed to eating out of the dog dishes, lol !

        • jadzia1971 says:

          That’s similar to what I often did. Over here, baby food is not really a thing as far as I can tell. Instead, everybody has a teeny tiny combination food processor/steaming machine that they apparently just put regular vegetables and meat and fruits into. I honestly don’t remember what I did (because I was sick for a long time) when A. was a baby here. I don’t remember buying all those little jars, but neither do I remember making lots of frozen mash.

    • lyn5 says:

      Notice how it’s a general report. Grains, fruits and veggies were the main culprits. Arsenic is in rice. Didn’t see any baby food meats on the list. This information was out earlier this year.

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    • lateblum says:

      I don’t care. She’s a liar and shouldn’t be on the faculty at any school. Period.

      • Miranda says:

        UNC is the ‘wokest’ college system in NC. I wasn’t surprised they tried to hire her.

        • elliesmom says:

          Actually, they tried to fire her by not offering her tenure. When pressured, they gave in and made her the offer. She refused and is going to Howard instead. UNC disgraced themselves for nothing.

  14. Mothy67 says:

    Da brat is in Hilton Head with her siblings and mom. It is killing me to not text constantly. The weather is going to suck the whole time she’s there. Poor thing.

  15. lyn5 says:

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Fun story. My favorite amusement park in the world, Europa Parc, is just across the German border. About a month ago, they grand reopened with TONS of fanfare–and requirements that French people can only stay 24 hours, masks everywhere, and even vaccinated people were required to get a PCR test every morning at the hotel. They wanted everything but a damn proctology exam and our health insurance cards. All their tweets got ratio’d.

      A few days ago, they abruptly declared victory (German cases are down!) and got rid of EVERYTHING except for masks at indoor restaurants and in crowded lines.

      I guess getting woke on COVID didn’t work out for them.

    • swanspirit says:

      Someone thinks Joe bye bye is going to make it to 2024? Well, I guess if Joe can campaign from his basement, he can president from his hospital bed, or his coffin. That would be totally appropriate, so many of his voters are already in the grave. 💀

  16. helenk3 says:

    I have been watching bid-on and his actions with the press. I have a question who has control of the nuke button?

  17. helenk3 says:

    off topic
    it is raining here. On my window ledge a bird made a nest and is hatching an egg. My windows open out and this one is open. the bird made the nest where it protected from wind and rain. I can not close the window , but that should cause no harm

  18. foxyladi14 says:

    Stay safe Helen, And all off our friends down there. ❤

  19. Dora says:

    Tennessee town says profane anti-Biden flag is protected by Constitution


    • elliesmom says:

      If they’re worried about the kids seeing the signs, I hope they don’t let their kids wait in line with them at Walmart. Or ride the elementary school bus. There’s no banned language anymore. There are just people with limited vocabularies.

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  21. Mothy67 says:

    I think it’s interesting how academia and other leftists have so successfully established themselves as a religious sect with an ever growng cult. I am stunned at how my peers are so blindly congregate. These are friends, well educated who were often critical of me for not turning ruthlessly away from organized religion. It was a part of my daily life. I don’t know what it is that I believe. I know some good and some bad has come from all the major religions. I’m no scholar but it seems every society has embraced the arcane on some level. Today progressivism is using global warming and CRT and anti straight white men sentiment for the same means of control. Is it some sort of universal ache which drives us to embrace a form of religiousity with willful blindness? Celebrities and tech oligarchs have become demi-gods. Meryl Streep starred in The Giver (T. Swift had a cameo). Did she not read the book? Same with The Hunger Games and Peacock’s Brave New World. It feels like those I have known since college need to be apart of something bigger than than their own over sized egos. I’m not speaking about kids we are in our 50’s sure we were left of center in our youth, but it wasn’t adherence to a party. I have tried to question what results they hope to achieve. I am agog as they go with the flow on everything. I mean everything. How are republicans in Nebraska responsible for the dire conditions in North or West Philadelphia. A city run by dems. I haven’t been to Temple since the mid 80’s but it was a war zone. Upenn area can be just as bad if not worse. Major universities sit amidst urban decay, but okay blame people who listen to Carrie Underwood in a pick up.
    It feels like this is all by design. How does the transgender movement fit in? Obvious that breaking down societal norms helps towards the goal?
    Just babbling as I scratch my head looking around.

    • elliesmom says:

      I haven’t seen the movie, but “The Giver” was an all-class read for the 8th graders I taught. I always read whatever the assigned books were with the kids. Some of the takeaways an adult might have from the book went over the heads of a lot of the kids, but it did provoke some interesting conversations with them.

      Most of them thought if they had suffered some kind of emotional trauma, they’d like to have the option of taking a drug that would erase the memory. They were less sure about taking a drug that erased happy memories, too. Taking a drug seemed OK to them while ECT, which accomplishes the same thing, was too barbaric. But not having to remember unpleasant things appealed to 13 year olds. The majority of the kids had no issue with abortion, but the idea of waiting a bit to see if a baby was “good enough to be allowed to live” was disturbing. They weren’t really tuned into what sexless marriages might feel like, but they did relate to Jonas’ discovering he had feelings for a girl for the first time,

      They didn’t register any anger at making one person shoulder the burden of the memories for everyone, but they did think it should be a volunteer position. It didn’t occur to them a person couldn’t make an informed decision about whether he or she wanted the job before experiencing it, and after they had experienced it, they couldn’t change their minds. While the end of the book is ambiguous and the sequels hadn’t yet been written, that didn’t bother many of the kids. They weren’t invested enough in Jonas and Gabriel to worry about whether they lived or died.

      As far as the transgender fascination goes, as a kid I remember hearing about Christine Jorgenson having a sex change operation, and my mom and grandmother speculating about what that meant physically and what bathroom did she use. Then as an adult I remember the fuss over Renee Richards and whether a transgender woman should be allowed to compete in the US Open as a woman. What’s different now are the medical advances in hormone therapy and surgery that make a transition more complete, but the issues remain largely the same. Teens have always valued being “edgy”, and it’s no longer shocking to announce you’re gay or a lesbian. Coming out as transgender is a great attention getter- kind of like accusing people of being witches.

      • 1539days says:

        Did you cover “The Crucible?”

        • elliesmom says:

          Yes, they read “The Crucible”. and we took them to Salem to the Witch Museum where there’s a re-enactment of a portion of the trials. The math teacher always had a conniption whenver we took the kids on a field trip so we took them on a “math exploration” of the House of Seven Gables. The kids hadn’t read that book, but they had read some of Hawthorne’s short stories.

          With the exception of the math teacher, our 8th grade team saw a great value in taking the kids out of the classroom, and we found ways to make most of the trips interdisciplinary. One of my favorite field trips was to Lowell National Park. The kids read a YA novel called “Lyddie” about a girl who worked in the textile mills there. We took a tour of the mills and a canal boat ride through the locks. The Boston area is rich in opportunities to take the kids places, and sometimes a school trip is the only way some of the kids get to see them.

  22. elliesmom says:

    My grandson is playing an online game with 3 of his high school buddies, Two of them appear to be old enough to drive. Also in the game is someone’s little brother who from the absence of any sign of a voice change I would guess is about 10. I thought it was a girl at first. The little brother is kicking ass. I don’t know what the game is or the rules, but every once in awhile a few bars of the Star Spangle Banner plays, and the little guy makes everyone pause the play and stand up. I wish they were all in the same room so I could add some pizza and soda to the fun, but they are definitely “socializing”.

  23. 1539days says:

    I cashed my $1,400 stimulus check. I’m thinking of getting a hooker, some blow and a laptop. I’ll call it the Hunter combo.

  24. Mothy67 says:

    If a vax is somehow mandated and a person dies do they have any legal recourse?

    • elliesmom says:

      Under the Nuremberg Code, no one can be coerced into participating in a medical trial. Consent is required. As long as the vaccines are only authorized under emergency status, the government can’t make everyone get vaccinated. Before the vaccines complete their clinical trials, there’s a real possibility the rate of infection will decrease to a point where the emergency status no longer applies. That’s why there’s so much pressure to get people to take the vaccine before that happens. Whether the vaccine is mandated or not, if a person dies from a vaccine, his estate can sue, but good luck proving the vaccine killed you.

      • 1539days says:

        The US maintains a fund for vaccine lawsuits. If you get sick from a vaccine, the manufacturer is indemnified and the US taxpayer foots the bill. The theory is that vaccine manufacturers will stop making vaccine if they are frequently held liable. https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-the-vaccine-court-and-how-does-it-work-4769126

        In NY, Cuomo wants to make the COVID vaccine mandatory for college students. Even he knows this won’t be possible until the Emergency Use Authorization is turned into an FDA approval.

        • lateblum says:

          Someone will have to attempt to educate JB Pritzker (D-IL). That in itself will take yuuuge effort. So far, he has renewed his Emergency Orders (EO) every 30 days since March 2020. He’s been sued by downstate reps and still he has a stranglehold on the courts who onto us to allow the EOs. Last time I checked, he was requiring vaccines for every student age 12 and over. I’d like someone to cause him grave bodily something something. He is one power hungry sob.

  25. Mothy67 says:

    So they don’t know if vaxxed can still spread china flu and they are going to send people door to door to those who haven’t been? Hmmmm? Okay that makes sense.

  26. John Denney says:

    Found another article about Robert E. Lee Brown, known as “Bob”.

    For such an amazing guy, I can find little about him.

    One of the artifacts in his home was a tree branch about 4 feet long from a Civil War battle site. The battle was ferocious, with minie balls & cannon shrapnel flying everywhere. One of the soldiers swore that if he survived, he’d come back for a souvenir. This tree branch was it; right where the soldier fought.
    Bob eventually acquired it, painted it white, & painted all the shrapnel & minie balls red.

    It was studded all over with red. One of the pieces of metal embedded in it looked to be a 2 inch fragment of a 4 inch diameter hollow cannonball, with a wall about 1/4 inch thick. The hollow ball would have been filled with gunpowder, with a fuse ignited by the cannon’s main charge. The fuse would be timed so the cannonball would explode in the air near the enemy.

    That was one lucky soldier to survive.


  27. lyn5 says:

    Censorship is big business now, or Democrats create new jobs..

  28. Angie says:

    ❤ THIS

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  30. lyn5 says:

    From MOTUS …

  31. Constance says:

    Wow! A robot grocery store.

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