Weekend Open Thread

Better known as late start Friday, so have a good one !

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  1. elliesmom says:

    Good morning! Lots of rain here in RI, but not much wind. My daughter is on her way from MA to pick up my grandson. The dog will remain with me for a little while longer. The rain is coming in waves. I hope she pulls over and waits out the worst of it when the torrents hit. In between them, it’s not too bad and they don’t last long.

    I thought about suggesting she come last night, but I didn’t want my grandson to think I wanted him to leave. Last night he asked me to teach him how to cut his toenails. I just happened to have a really nice men’s grooming set that belonged to ED so we had fun learning some good grooming. I play “mani-pedi” with his sister, but it hadn’t occurred to me no one had shown him how a guy keeps himself neat and tidy. There was a lot of laughter. When ED started having a hard time taking care of himself, I treated him to a professional manicure and pedicure, He loved it. Maybe I need to take my grandson. 🙂

    • 1539days says:

      Those waves are bad. See my comment below.

    • lateblum says:

      When I took Calamity’s big sister for a mani she was so delighted! I took pictures! Sadly, most of my photos didn’t transfer to my new 5G phone. I’m very sad😔 about that.
      Your gs is such a lucky boy! I don’t think anyone taugh5 my kids how to do nails. I taught them to pick up the phone and make a appointment if they couldn’t “walk in” for a manicure.

      When the girls come over, they pick out the colors they want and we “do” nails at my home. Although the nail salon I go to is very clean, I think their momma would prefer they go to her nail place. It gives us more time here.
      The next time they come they’ll stay overnight and we have already chosen to watch “The
      Music Man” because they went to see “In the Heights” with their mom last week and are now into musicals. I can’t wait.stay safe and dry, em. Hope your daughter had a safe and unremarkable drive to your place. 💕

      • Miranda says:

        Into the Woods is a great musical, especially if you can get the recording of the Broadway show with Bernadette Peters as the witch…although I hear Chris Pine’s ‘Agony’ is hysterical. Then, there’s Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The King and I…

        • Constance says:

          I think nothing can beat the “Into the Woods” production by my daughters middle school. “Agony” was sung by a kid who could actually sing but his voice was changing and kept going all over the place. I wish I had a recording of it. It was really something.

          • elliesmom says:

            The community theater my daughter was the costumer designer for did “Into the Woods”. She corralled me into making some of the costumes for her. It was a lot of fun, and I got to watch the show from the wings. When she got married, some of the cast members sang at her wedding. But my favorite show I did costumes for was “Hello, Dolly!”

        • lateblum says:

          I have seen and love all the musicals you named! When my youngest was an adolescent I took her to see the Northwestern Theatre Dept production of Into the Woods. It was magical.

      • elliesmom says:

        My daughter got here safely. We took the kids out for some breakfast. They’re safely on their way to pick up my son-in-law at work and head for Ohio. The dog doesn’t seem upset to still be here. The rain has stopped, and there are a few patches of blue sky. The only sounds are doggie snores. The FEDEX guy is bringing me a case of wine in a little while. Later I’ll decide what I want to make for dinner that will go with one of the bottles, or decide which wine will go with cinnamon graham crackers, peanut butter, and Nutella. And find some grownup TV to watch although I did enjoy watching the Haley Mills version of the Parent Trap with Crash. I saw a grownup Haley on the stage in the King and I in Boston. She still can’t sing, but it was fun.

        • lateblum says:

          I’m glad the travels have gone well for your daughter. It sounds like you and I may have the same dinner. lol
          Enjoy your wine.

        • Constance says:

          That is one of my favorite things about not having a husband. Some times I go out for dinner, sometimes I eat a peanut butter and black berry jam sandwich. Last night I went out to Spaghetti Factory for lunch and never got hungry again. Today I’m having home made short bread and raspberries with cream poured over it and whipped cream on top for dinner. And no one is standing around asking me what there is to eat. Sometimes I shop, sometimes I don’t. I only do dishes in the morning while I’m fixing my coffee and I let the dishes build up all day. It’s heaven! When I first got divorced this last time I was thinking I should ask my friend if they know anyone and I should get on dating sites, etc,etc,. Then I thought, what the hell am I thinking? I do not need another husband. I’ve had my fair share and I’m leaving some for the other women.

          • Locked-N-Loaded says:

            Constance, I love this!! I have been happily divorced for 33 years. I love your “I’m free to be me” attitude!!

          • foxyladi14 says:

            They told me after my husband passed, That I should get a Man.
            I said Why? I have a Dog that messes up the house A Cat that stays out all night, And a Bird that cusses!!! 😆

      • John Denney says:

        My favorite musical is, “The Blues Brothers”.

        The sequel is great, too. Line dancing zombies in boots, jeans, light blue work shirts, & white Stetsons! 🙂 Oh, and an All Star blues band (featuring Eric Clapton & B.B. King) in a blues band competition line-up against The Blues Brothers.
        Jake (or was it Elroy?): “They don’t stand a chance against us!”

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Fantastic idea em. ❤

  2. 1539days says:

    So, Elsa “let it go” on New York last night. I had the misfortune of driving down the road when the heaviest downpour happened. Wipers on full and I could barely see in front of me. It was like buckets of water were being thrown on my windshield as I was crawling at about 15 MPH. I pulled into Burger King for about 10 minutes and made it home during a lull. Not as bad as some TCHers, but mostly annoying and unexpected.

    • Somebody says:

      Driving in tropical storms or hurricanes is an acquired skill🤣 The wind probably wasn’t too bad for you. In a true storm you have to fight the wind too, it blows you all over.

      As an air traffic controller my husband had to go to work, weather be damned. Once the winds get above 45 mph, the bridges close so those at the facility are there for the duration, which could be days. They have cots and showers, but the guys with families want to be home with their families. Doing whatever he can to get home has been dicey a few times for my husband. Where we live he doesn’t have to cross a bridge so he opted to leave a couple of times.😬

      Funny thing, now that he’s retired he’s the first one to pack up and evacuate. When he HAD to work he always insisted the kids and I would be fine, no need to evacuate🙄

      • 1539days says:

        Also, an EF1 landed about 10 miles from my house last night.

        • Somebody says:

          Glad it missed you, hope nobody was hurt. What I thought was one tornado that traversed 3 counties was actually a series of tornadoes. They all came out of this one cell, but they were different tornadoes. The strongest one was an F2, it north of me in Georgia. That’s the one that hit the naval base, but it also hit an RV park. Unbelievably, I don’t think anyone was injured or killed. One guy’s truck ended up in a lake.

          We had one death from Elsa. A naval officer in JAX was struck by a tree branch and killed.

    • lateblum says:

      The news of the subway being flooded was big on the radio this morning in Chicago. Also a woman who had been driving in NY talked about her are being lifted by the rushing waters and how emergency vehicles could pass traffic due to the congestion.
      Sounds pretty bad. Stay safe!

    • Somebody says:

      I saw that earlier. He’s only 15, it’s entirely possible he gets an inch or two taller. I wonder if he can play basketball?

      I didn’t realize Eric is 6’6″.

  3. Dora says:

  4. Dora says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Which one is the pedo?

    • Constance says:

      What a F’ing fool. The only thing January 6th was dangerous to was the illusion that the parasitic elitists are loved by The People and that the represent us. You people are parasites that will do anything to keep your power.

  5. Mothy67 says:

  6. lyn5 says:

    MartyrMade took to Twitter to explain why Trump supporters and others are willing to accept completely the theory that Biden is a Pretender, not a president. In sum, it’s because, beginning in 2016, they’ve watched the Deep State (the tech tyrants, politicians, media, and agency employees, especially in the spying agencies) repeatedly engage in behavior that was partisan, unethical, illegal, and abusive. Those who have fought back against the gaslighting — that is, those who understood the malevolent power games played against them — will never again be able to view the same actors without justified suspicion. (Hat tip: Twitchy)


  7. lyn5 says:

    • Constance says:

      Yes! Very True.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m madder at the GOP than at the Dems. I understand why Dems hate me, but not why the GOP won’t stand up for me (and my friends). F**k them all.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Amen Denise!

      • lyn5 says:

        Yep. I’m only giving $ to the tax deductible things and Lauren and MTG.

      • Constance says:

        I made a RNC phone caller hang up on me the other day. He read off a list of things Democrats were doing to ruin the country and I interrupted and said I agree with all that but Trump won and you did nothing about the fraud. Why should I give you money? Do you plan to take office next time you win? I am only giving money to Trump approved candidates and I will look directly to Trump for that information.

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    • John Denney says:

      $6M for a “massive database” of evidence?

      I’ve got about 15 years worth of home video on a thumb drive that maybe cost 20 bucks.

      Pretty sure I could create a “massive database” to hold all that evidence for $6M & walk away with $5.9M in profit.

    • elliesmom says:

      Women need to take responsibility for some of these decisions, too. Many of them have been so eager to show how “tolerant” they are, they haven’t been looking out for their own safety, health, and well-being.

      • elliesmom says:

        Just a thought- when you see photos of people holding up signs in support of transgender rights, how many sign holders are men, and how many are women? How many articles written in support of men in women’s private spaces are authored by men?

  11. helenk3 says:

    I just heard the greatest name for a cat. It is killmouseski.

  12. votermom says:

    this guy is a regular on ace of spades – he said he joined twitter to get banned so he can join Trump’s lawsuit 😆
    so follow him if you are still on twitter:

    Follow me on Twitter so i can get some trackion to be banned
    Posted by: Nevergiveup

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’d like to join the lawsuit. I was never given a reason for what looks like a permanent suspension after 12 years of being Ms.Nice Lady ? The only thing you could ever figure out from my tweet history is that I was a pretty solid and normal Trump supporter. Not even a smidge of Q crap support. 😉

      • Mothy67 says:

        I did express my joy at watching pantifa go splat. And may have called someone a cupid stunt, but I was pretty mild, comparatively.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I believe my sin was expressing how bogus I thought the election results were. That’s when they killed me without explanation. No tweet was singled out.

      • votermom says:

        Me too – no idea how though

  13. votermom says:

    meanwhile, in Argentina

  14. Dora says:

  15. Dora says:

    Here come Biden’s Brownshirts!


    Biden sending strike force to ​help combat skyrocketing crime in Chicago and four other cities


    • lyn5 says:

      Storm troopers

      • Constance says:

        I wonder if they will help Portland OR? I wonder what made them decide to beat Portland into the ground? The Powers That Be and their Brown Shirt army seem to have decided to make an example of Portland. Since it’s west of the Potomac river I’m surprised they know where it is.

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  17. Dora says:

    Message From Our President!

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  19. Dora says:

    I bet it’s better than any of Hunter’s paintings.

  20. DandyTIger says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Spread the word!

    • lyn5 says:

      GhostOAngie3 @OAngie3 Replying to @ColumbiaBugle

      Tucker knew & could have talked about all of this before 1/6. He didn’t because he has a family too. He’s only talking about it now because it’s “safe.” He is as much apart of the media as the NYT & he feels the same way about his audience as they do.
      6:17 AM · Jul 10, 2021·

      • lyn5 says:

  21. foxyladi14 says:

    They can keep calling us deplorables, clowns, ignorant and rednecks. We should wear those labels as badges of honor, because nothing could be more important than defending our freedoms.

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  23. helenk3 says:


    wonder who they really have planned to run in 2024. they are sidelining this guy, knifing kamala so who is in the plan

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  25. helenk3 says:

    I had to post this

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  27. Miranda says:

    During a routine doctor visit, the intern/nurse asked if I was interested in getting an MRNA vaccine on top of my J&J shot. I’d already told him I’d been vaccinated and shown my card for entry into their system.
    I asked if stacking vaccines was a thing, and he said to ask the provider. I did and she hadn’t heard anything about that. I have no idea what’s going on.

  28. DandyTIger says:

  29. Dora says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I just told off two overly woke young ones last that were evidently working for a county program that had not been announced or some annoying NGO has taken up the banner.

      I usually do not open my door at random but was waiting to sign for a package for my neighbor who had to go out of town for family emergency. They got pi$$ed when I suggested that they must not know how to read as each of building have No Trespassing and No Soliciting signs on both entry points and no harassing people on their personal health is not covered under a waiver. Rarely throw out my degrees but when they tried to pretend they were better informed I gave them the whole list including public health and psych doctorates. They left our building but I am sure they went on to pester others.i emailed the management company for our condo association and found out they had complaints from other communities as well and when they got push back the creeps were inferring it was an HOA survey. Management company, on behalf of the board, posted a notice in each building bulletin that the HOA is not canvassing for vaccination info and specified that people should contact the management company if they are approached by anyone and noted this is personal and confidential info and there are no laws in place requiring it be divulged.

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  31. lyn5 says:

    Dumb bitch …

    • lateblum says:

      She couldn’t be any more stupid.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve lived in cities, and I’ve lived in the boonies. A lot of rural folks have some misconceptions about life in the city, but most city folks are totally clueless about what it means to live in a rural area. There’s no Kinkos in the town where I live, but there are several places in town where I could make a copy of my id if I didn’t already have a printer that will make copies in my house. Library, senior center, convenience store, etc. We’re also pretty “neighborly” out here in the sticks, and I would happily let any of my neighbors use my copier to be able to vote,

      • 1539days says:

        Country types end up fixing more things themselves instead of trying to find an authorized service technician. If technology is useful, they’ll have it. I saw a story about John Deere restricting access to repair for their equipment. Farmers were downloading hacked diagnostic firmware on the internet and using it to diagnose and reprogram parts.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Can they accept screen shots? Take a pic of BC, utility and send it digitally.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I usually make a stop to view the site on my computer as some items do not show up on the tablet and I have no clue as to what prompted a discussion. This is one I would have loved to remain in the dark about because all it does is confirm that this woman who sees herself as better than best is dumber than dirt and a vicious witch.

  32. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Responding to …

  33. DeniseVB says:

    James Corden cracks me up when he isn’t being a kiss-up prog. Maybe it’s the crazy 😀

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m not up that late or get up quite that early so James is off my radar, but that was fun. If I find myself awake at that hour, I’ll give him a watch.

      • elliesmom says:

        So now I’ve watched Les Mis, Frozen, and the Sound of Music in crosswalks. It made me realize that Allison Janney has a really nice voice, and to ponder if I’ve ever lived in a town before this one that doesn’t have a single crosswalk.

  34. votermom says:

    Great thread

  35. Mothy67 says:

    I got a big bottle of Chick-fil-a sauce at the grocer’s. $3.49 for a large bottle. Da stuff is like crack. Twerp loves it price is comparable to any other nugget dippin’. I didn’t notice til I got home, but 100% of profits go to crew member scholarships.

  36. helenk3 says:

    On the Dan Biogino show tonight there was a retired Navy SEAL named Thomas Dzienin. He escaped communist Poland . He had been imprisoned for two years for fighting communism. I would love to see people who went through what he did speak in our high schools all over the country. I guess the teacher’s union would not let that happen.

  37. lyn5 says:

    Traitor Pence seeks donations for The Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA. Morton Blackwell wants “to turn today’s principled conservatives into America’s future leaders.” the donations boxes are from $50 to $100,000.


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  39. elliesmom says:

    If you vote by mail in RI, you have to add the last four digits of your SSN to your signature. Your name and your number get scanned and matched. If they match, your ballot is removed and separated for counting. If they don’t, then your ballot stays in the envelope and is set aside for verification. Since everyone is required to have a SSN, it’s a number everyone has. Can the SS database be hacked? Yes. Is it a photo id? No. but neither is a utility bill. We have a lot of governmental fraud in RI and crooked politicians. We have our very own Wheldon Shithouse. But election fraud is way, way down on the list so I’m guessing this method is moderately successful at least. It’s not foolproof, but unlike making fake utility bills, messin with fake SSNs is a crime in and of itself.

    • elliesmom says:

      This should have nested under Mothy’s comment about screenshots.

    • Anthony says:

      Can they determine if the social security numbers provided are from live voters? Dead voters have names and ss numbers. Any way to make sure that these ballots were mailed in by people who still have a pulse?

      • elliesmom says:

        Yes. Social security numbers of dead people are in a separate database. Deaths get reported to SS by the city or town where the death certificate is filed, by the mortuary that receives the body, and by the family applying for death benefits. It’s hard for a dead person’s number to fall through the cracks. It happens, but not in massive numbers, and it would be a large computer search to find “live” numbers for dead people. Then the number would have to match the name and address of the person sending in the mail in ballot.

        The SSA keeps track of deaths for its own reasons, but their database is helpful against voter fraud. The government already owns it. People are already comfortable with places like their bank asking for the last four digits of their number to confirm id. Everyone born after 1970 or so has a number. Anyone who was born after 1901 has a number if they’ve had a job, opened a bank account, had a driver’s license, or collected a check from SSA. That might not be everyone, but it’s close. Getting a social security number is already free, and getting one fraudulently is already a crime.

        This method of ID won’t work for people who walk into a polling place to vote on the day of the election. There needs to be time to run the computer search to do a match. But it’s my understanding the bulk of the alleged fraud happened with mail-in ballots.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      I use the SSN.

    • 1539days says:

      Isn’t Shithouse that racist guy who belongs to the segregated club and is proud of it?

      I’m surprised the SSN thing was allowed. Since you technically aren’t required to have one (if you never pan to work or pay taxes) I would think the dems would claim some 95 year old in a hack doesn’t have one and would be disenfranchised. In theory, it would maintain “one person, one vote.”

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  42. Dora says:

    White House Blasts Door-to-door Vaccination Critics ‘Doing Disservice’ to Country

    During the White House coronavirus briefing, Zients said: “The best people to talk about vaccinations, those who have questions, are local trusted messengers. Doctors, faith leaders, community leaders. So as part of our efforts, trusted messengers may go door-to-door.”


  43. elliesmom says:

    Hank and the kids’ hound treed a fox in my backyard yesterday. After much noisy commotion the fox was able to maneuver its way down so it ended up on the other side of the fence. No animal was hurt. It was the first time I have ever heard Hank bay. The little beagle does it often. Today the two dogs keep checking out the tree while Ellie throws them her the “you must be stupider than I thought” look. But the grass is long over there, and while it’s still very wet, I think I need to get out the mower today because there’s more rain in the forecast for tomorrow. I’m hoping the sun will come out for a little bit and dry things off, but it’s being elusive so far.

  44. lateblum says:

    • 1539days says:

      I found a subreddit yesterday for people who are / were COVID-19 positive. There was a substantial thread of people who had the vaccine and still got COVID. The infection potential is 9%, which is like 1 out of 11 vaccinated people who could get COVID with significant exposure. Notice how Biden kept talking about July 4, but didn’t actually declare freedom from COVID. People went out to celebrations and got COVID shortly after. In another week, I expect a “variant spike” to start this shit up all over again.

      Coronaviruses are easy to treat and hard to vaccinate. So all the “experts” decided not to treat it and try to vaccinate it.

  45. elliesmom says:

    We get updates from France from Jadzia, and I have lots of friends in the UK and Canada, but I have been in a bubble about the reactions to how governments have been handling the plandemic in other places. I didn’t plan on spending almost an hour watching this video, but once I started, I got sucked in.

    • lateblum says:

      I just started this and realized it would really consume my interest and time. I’ve saved it for later today after I return from visiting the ltc where dd#2 is. They finally reopened the doors to visitors last Sunday! I no longer have to stand at her window (in the area behind the bushes and shrubs) to visit. 👍👍👍

      • elliesmom says:

        That’s great news. When we took the grandkids to a local breakfast restaurant on Friday, Crash was in a panic because she had no mask with her. When she walked in and saw no one- customers or staff- was masked, she actually teared up. I’m glad your nightmare is easing, too.

        • lateblum says:

          I hope that’s the case for everyone. Sending ❤️s to Crash and all the rest. Calamity won’t go anywhere without her mask. She has heard her mother say that she (mom) won’t ever stop wearing her mask regardless of being vaccinated. I’m certain it does nothing to help Calamity or her big sister feel safe.

      • lyn5 says:

        Give her a hug from all of us! ❤

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        So glad to hear you are finally able to see her in person. 💚🧡💙💛💜

        I cannot imagine what it has been like for those locked down in such facilities. I truly wonder how many of the supposed nursing home deaths attributed to covid were people who simply gave up because the isolation was overwhelming and exacerbated physical and psychological problems.

        • lateblum says:

          Thank you, MtLaurel. I often wondered the same thing. I know I was not the only person who visited with family members all over the country during the past 16 months doing the same thing. I cannot imagine what it was like for people who lived in multi-story facilities.

  46. DeniseVB says:

    Dion Cini’s been banned for life from all the MLB stadiums. But they forget, there’s more where he came from …. soldier on patriots ! 😀

    • lyn5 says:

      We need to flood the country with Trump Won signs. It beats destroying our communities like Democrats.

      • DeniseVB says:

        That which doth not kill Cini is making him stronger. 😀 He’s been banned from all the Disney theme parks too.

        My son is running security for the MLB All Star game this week in Denver, I didn’t tell him there’s a “plot” to drop the Trump Won flag there, it’s not a security threat, imho 😀 I hope they pull it off !

  47. Dora says:

    Assange To Be ‘Moved Around’ Sine Die

    Very bad news for those who still care about freedom of the press and what the fate of Julian Assange means for the artifact-First Amendment added to the U.S. Constitution 240 years ago. The UK High Court just announced it will hear the US appeal of a lower court decision against extraditing Julian Assange.


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  50. lateblum says:

    Did someone mention the Third Reich, or was I seeing things?

    • 1539days says:

      I posted this a couple weeks ago after hearing about it on the Shannon Joy radio show. She’s been critical of vaccines before COVID, was fired from one local station and is announced as a “paid program” on her current station.

      Aside from the “vaccine” being in reality a type of gene therapy that infects cells and turns them into spike protein factories, the nanolipid particles that keep the vaxx from dissolving, even at -100F, are accumulating in the ovaries. For young men, it’s not much better, because it puts them at risk of myocarditis. This basically can produce a heart attack. The WHO decided that it’s worth the risk because the needs of the state outweigh the lives of a few.

      Coronavirus can’t be effectively killed or weakened for a useful vaccine. That’s why there’s not one for SARS-CoV-1. Instead, the active part of the virus is produced by cells infected by the “vaccine.” This would be bad, except there are cheap and plentiful treatments for coronaviruses already. I told all of this to a friend yesterday because he was getting embarrassed at work for being one of two people still required by the employer to wear masks. I wear my required mask with pride.

  51. helenk3 says:

  52. Myiq2xu says:

    As of today, my relationship with Mom has come full circle. When I came into this world Mom changed my poopie diapers and gave me baths. Now I am doing the same for her.


    • elliesmom says:

      You’re a good son. ❤ When the day comes to say good-by, you'll remember this time differently than it feels today.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      This heat is oppressive and worries me more than the ‘Rona ever did. I’m getting dehydrated despite drinking gallons of fluid each day. I know my body chemistry is whack because food is starting to taste funny.

      Yesterday I nearly got heatstroke from watering outside.

      • Somebody says:

        Get some pedialite if you think your electrolytes are out of whack. It has more electrolytes than anything else you can get. Look for the pedalite advantage, which has 35% more electrolytes. The grape flavor is the best. I’m not a grape fan, but one of techs assured me that was THE flavor to get. After trying several other flavors I sent hubby to get the grape and damn the tech was right. It taste like a grape popsicle or grape crash.

        You can also get coconut water, it hydrates better than regular water. I suggest the pineapple mango flavor. Coconut water has been a life saver in 3rd world countries, aid workers have been able to save more people with dysentery by using coconut water.

        I just went through the ringer from chemo, for me it was my electrolytes, the pedialite helped me recover.

        • Somebody says:

          Klown, I want to add you may be drinking too much. If you drink too much your sodium gets low and then your kidneys can’t process the fluid….BTW, keep drinking and your body sends it to your bowels. You don’t want that, trust me🤢

          It sounds like your electrolytes are out of whack, I strongly suggest you get several bottles of pedialite and start drinking 4 to 5 glasses a day, as well as cut back on your water consumption. It sounds like you may be headed into the territory I was. It only takes a few days to start to see improvement. If your electrolytes get too out of whack it can mess up your heart and other functions, mine was in the danger zone.

          I know you’re stubborn, but please listen to me. Drinking pedialite won’t hurt you.

          • swanspirit says:

            Pedialyte is an excellent idea. Keep an eye on the color and amount of your urine. If it’s darker than ordinary, or pink tinged, you might want to check with your doctor. Keep an eye on your extremities for swelling, too. Taking care of you, is more important now, too.

      • lateblum says:

        Klown, please listen to all your big sisters and aunties here. The same thing happened to a friend of mine only a few weeks ago when we had our severe heat wave. Her electrolytes were out of whack and there were major concerns for her heart. The pedialyte worked wonders. Please take care of yourself. You’re doing the work of the angels. I hope you can reach out to your sister or a neighbor or talk to your doctor or your mom’s doctor if you can. A home health nurse may be able to help with your mom’s care – and make certain you are getting what you need as well.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          I’ve been drinking Gatorade and similar sports drinks. I’ll check out Pedialyte this evening.

          • Somebody says:

            Pedialyte is far superior to Gatorade, simply look at the label and the electrolytes per serving. Look for the advanced care pedialyte, it has 35% more electrolytes. You’ll usually find pedialyte in the baby section. Once again having tried 5 of their flavors, the grape is superior. The others have a slight salty taste, the grape goes down smooth.

          • lateblum says:

            You know, if you can’t find pedialyte on first try, ask the pharmacist. They will practically hand it to you.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Sending hugs you are a good son.💓💓💓

        You can also get Pedialyte Frozen Pops. I have seen them at Target and the drug store and I am sure Walmart has them. I used them myself for when my system was out of whack at the suggestion of my GYN . Kept on hand for Mom who just saw them as a cool refresher on hot days. They are the kind that are liquid and you toss them in the freezer (you can drink them) so even in the heat you can pick up and get home without having to worry about them.

        This may be too much info, but I found with mom in the heat (summer and winter) that going up a size in the disposal undies made her more comfortable. The elastic is still enough to stay in place but the tender skin is not irritated nearly as much. I also did not downsize her slacks or crops – if they stayed put – left her on a larger size as once again kept irritation at bay.

      • Dora says:

        I can hardly imagine what you are going through. I only know that you are a loving son and a fine human being. God Bless You.

    • lyn5 says:

      What em said. ❤

    • helenk3 says:

      you are a good son. keep remembering the great times you had with mom, all the things she taught you. if possible try reliving the memories with her now

    • swanspirit says:

      You are an amazing son. Do you have any help?.maybe you could get some home care to give you some respite. Big huge hugs.

    • votermom says:

      big hugs, klown

    • Anthony says:

      I know this drill. You’re being a perfect caretaker (hard to do). Trust me, grumble now. In the future, you’ll know that you would do it all over again the same exact way. I know this, I encourage you, and I’ve got your back
      Xoxo (no homo)

    • Constance says:

      I think you are a great care taker and you kept Mom out of a nursing home during the time they were turned into death factories to pad the Covid stats. It helps a lot to have a caregiver each day for two hours to give a bath and help her dress just so you can leave for a few hours. Even if you only go sit at Starbucks for and hour or so.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Serious respect for you. I know my limitations and you have beyond surpassed my capacity.

  53. Dora says:

    • swanspirit says:

      I knew it was someone connected to a congressperson, but I thought it was Nasty Pelosi’s How is it they thought they could get away with concealing their identity?

    • lyn5 says:

  54. elliesmom says:

    I have a good friend I’ve been avoiding for months. We’ve been in touch- just not in the same room. She saw I had gone out to lunch with another friend for my birthday, and now she’s pushing for us to get together. I don’t want to go to out for lunch with her because of her obsession with the cootie flu. Nowhere around here requires people to wear masks, and she “doesn’t approve”. She is “outspoken” to say the least. She expects I’ll invite her to my house and make her lunch. I’m OK with her assumption. I picked Thursday because I know she has an every week appointment that will cut our lunch off around three. Reading this back makes me sound like I don’t want to see her, and that’s not true. I just want to still be friends after. 🙂

    I’ve been putting my grocery list together, and I have two main luncheon choices on my list- a chicken and avocado salad on croissants or a proscuitto and caramelized onion with Swiss cheese quiche. Either one with a spinach and strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing. Then either a chocolate mousse or creme brulee for dessert. I want to make a nice lunch and have a pleasant visit. I need to keep the conversation off Trump vs. Biden and the pandemic. I can hear ED whispering in my ear to just let her go if I can’t be myself around her, but I keep hoping she’s going to wake up. My neighbor gave me a bicycle for my friend’s grandson, and it will be fun to surprise her with that. We have a lot of interests in common so we should be able to avoid the minefields. I hope.

    • swanspirit says:

      It’s great of you to try. That would be difficult for me under the circumstances. Good Luck! I am leaning toward the chicken and avoid salad, with chocolate mousse for dessert, but either would be delicious. Yum!

    • votermom says:

      your menu choices all sound delicious!
      I hope you have a pleasant lunch with her

    • Somebody says:

      Menu sound delicious. I don’t know about RI, but we haven’t had decent strawberries in a couple of weeks here, just an FYI.

      I’m sure your friend would like any of your menus choices, but obviously you know her tastes better than we do. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a pleasant visit free of politics and pandemic talk.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      You had me at croissants but then had to go and throw in caramelized onion/quiche. Both sound yummy.

      Our strawberries have also been wanting lately. Raspberries work reasonable well as a substitute at this time of year (they are often not sweet enough off season) and pair well with poppy seed or Vidalia onion dressing on spinach.

      I spend a lot of time dancing around certain topics with friends, shared space workers and family so I understand that you have other things in common but it is getting harder to pivot.

    • lateblum says:

      First of all, I’m insanely jealous of your culinary skills. I couldn’t come up with anything like what you described. But I know that whatever you make will be wonderful.
      Have a lovely visit.

  55. DeniseVB says:

    Cuba Rising !

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  57. helenk3 says:

    Trump is on fire at CPAC. IF he ran again with an honest election he would be president in a heartbeat. He gives hope to the citizens of this country.
    this from a reluctant at first voter for Trump. HE EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS

  58. helenk3 says:

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  60. helenk3 says:

    did you ever have gut feeling, no rhyme or reason but just a feeling? I am watching what bid-on and the benedicts are doing to our economy (every sector of it) and I think they will cause a depression like 1929. I pray to God that I am wrong.

  61. helenk3 says:


    when is this guy going to start being deeply investigated and arrested?

  62. Dora says:

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