Tuesday Open Thread

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    THIS, is CNN……..good grief

  2. elliesmom says:

    Coleus and ivy. How pretty! While weather.com says there’s a slight chance of rain today, it’s already pouring. I spent all day yesterday cleaning my house, including shampooing my carpets, and sometime in the night Hank peed on the one in the dining room. Too much pee for the little beagle, and Ellie would be acting mortified, and she isn’t. So that leaves Hank. He probably heard the rain on the roof again and decided he wasn’t having any more of that. My groceries are on their way. Once I get them put away and get some breakfast, I think I’m going to find a stupid movie and call it a day.

    I watched a couple of episodes of Tucker Carlson Today last night. I really enjoyed his interview with Bret Weinstein, the evolutionary biology professor who was run out of Evergreen College. He teared up when he talked about the unexpected response he got from folks on the right. He’s as liberal as it gets, but the left tore him to pieces while the right reached out with compassion and kindness. But the biggest revelation I got was in another episode. Carlson has sold his house in DC and moved to Florida. He was tired of worrying about his family’s safety. One of his guests commented about how refreshing it was to get off the plane in Fort Meyers to come to do the show and find normal life. The discussion was about the importance of family to both women and men, and that led to Carlson saying he loves his job, but his family comes first.

    • Somebody says:

      He moved a while ago, before the 2020 election if I recall correctly. He had already sold his long time home in DC where antifa had shown up. He initially bought a condo or townhouse in DC, but antifa found him fairly quickly. He’s owned a house for a decades on Gasparilla Island, he purchased another one and did a bunch of construction to it. I assume his family lived in the old house until construction was complete. He did all of that a couple of years ago and was traveling back and forth. Then when covid hit with remote work, I think he took advantage of that opportunity and moved permanently to Florida.

      He may live somewhere else in Florida and the Gasparilla property is still a vacation home. Although given the limited access to the island, I’m sure his family feels safer there. Wherever they are, I hope they remain free from antifa thugs harassing them. If antifa does find them, the police here will not take kindly to their antics, plus Carlson and his family have more rights here in Florida to defend themselves.

      Enjoy your movie, I did that the other day. I watched a movie I hadn’t seen titled “I love you man”, followed by “There’s Something About Mary”, which I’ve seen before.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      As it should. 😀

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      one of the first lessons in my first statistics class was to build a model to predict the weather and compare to all the local stations forecasts. Sometimes for fun I track the accuracy of the new fangled weather apps. They are getting sneaky though as many now change, opps I mean adjust 🙄, their forecasts every hour. In the end, Les Nessman and his TV brethren and their “Eyewitness” weather (look out the window and report) seem to still be winning for actual current conditions.

      Glad Florida is agreeing with Tucker and his family. I am sure many guests would prefer to get off a plane there for an interview than debbie downer meets woke DC.

      • elliesmom says:

        When I was a kid, a meteorologist on a Boston TV station did a challenge. He took the average number of sunny days, rainy days, and snowy ones in a year, and made 365 little slips of paper and put them in a jar. Everyday he’d give his forecast, the forecast from the Old Farmers’ Almanac, and draw a slip of paper from the jar. At the end of the year the slips of paper won. Weather forecasting is more accurate now, but it’s still a crapshoot a lot of the time.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          They are really come along way for hurricanes and other longer range patterns. But in the long run Mother Nature, like the House, always comes out on top. Something the global crowd seems to ignore.

          • elliesmom says:

            The same thing is true of human nature. No matter how hard people try to change it, populations will always behave in the same predictable ways. If you try to bet against it, you’ll always lose.

      • 1539days says:

        For a few years, I decided to find out when I could determine “winter” and “not winter” using the forecasts and actual temps. Basically, the cutoff is 40F. I would use the forecast at night for the next 10 days. They would, of course, change throughout the day.

        Basically, June 1 is “safe” for weather sensitive things like plants or my birdbath and October 15 is about the end of the safe period. So, Farmer’s Almanac could have told me that. Someday I may chart the information like I did with COVID.

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    Today is Harrison Ford’s 79th Birthday, I thought this was a cute tribute from a star struck fan….


    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Now I know how my one brother felt when the oldest informed him I was turning 50. He just could not believe baby sister was hitting that marker and called me a week before my birthday to tell me the eldest had gone off the edge and was saying I would turn 50. I asked him how old he was and he said 67. Then I said – subtract 17 . . .

      • Myiq2xu says:

        My eldest turned 40 last week. My SeaTac artist/bartender/SJW son is 38. My baby girl turned 35 last January. My premie girl would have been 31 this month.

        I feel like my kids are older than me.

        • helenk3 says:

          my oldest is 61, 2nd is 58, 3rd is 53, 4th is 50. and I am still 21 and look like linda darnell

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Eldest great niece just graduated from college. Good news is the youngest great nephew is only six months so I have 20+ more years to feel really old.

  5. foxyladi14 says:

    Don’t answer the door! 👿

  6. lateblum says:

    You’ll never see this happen in the West Side or the SouthSide of Chicago. Ever.

  7. Mt.Laurel says:

    Had a meeting last night and yes, two of the crazies that are still 1000% behind Fauxcie and Billy Goat went on and on about how we are going to have a lockdown again come fall. They were not popular and most of the attendees, even with no video for the virtual meeting, you knew were rolling their eyes. And the majority are very good in step Ds. This was after most of those in the informal virtual waiting room before the meeting (and before the naysayers showed up) were discussing travel plans or the hoping to at least see family later this month and in august and other how they had finally been able to visit parents/grandparents/whoever in assisted living/nursing facilities.

    • lateblum says:

      You and I have been saying “false flag op” from the beginning.

      • helenk3 says:

        yes we have

      • Myiq2xu says:

        As soon as I saw those “Trump supporters” breaking windows at the Capitol I knew they were fakes. Watch an old video of Antifa rampaging in SeaTac, Portland, or The People’s Republic of Berkeley. The ones back when they just broke windows and trashed businesses but didn’t attack people. Or one of the more recent attacks on the Federal building in Portland.

        The first masked guys would rush forward with long metal-tipped poles and punch holes in the security glass around the perimeter of the window, then they would run off while masked guys with hammers would rush up and attack the glass between the holes. When the window was sufficiently weakened some more masked guys would rush in with crowbars and stick the hooked ends in the holes and pull the window out.

        Their teamwork shows that they were trained and coordinated by someone. The attackers would spend no more than a minute in one place, then they would rush off and mingle with the crowd. I’m guessing they were dumping the tools they used as well.

        They were all masked and dressed alike. Once they mingled with the crowd it was impossible to identify the individuals.

        When I saw guys with metal-tipped poles attacking the windows of the Capitol Building in teams I knew they were Antifa.

        I strongly suspect that Antifa is using Portland as a training ground for Antifa goons across the country. That’s why they kept attacking the Federal Courthouse and the ICE facility in Portland. They were training for January 6th.

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    • 1539days says:

      I think Jadzia said some of this was coming.

    • Mothy67 says:

      That’s insane. Deaths are way down.

      • SHV says:

        Big spike in COVID cases this week at Al’s hospital. A month ago 5 cases, this week 35 so far, compared to peak at end of December of 95. Big difference is that only two are in ICU vs Dec. when both Med and Surg ICUs were full. There is enough pressure on beds that Surg. schedule is acute/emergency only and clinic visits cut in 1/2.

    • lateblum says:

      The doctor who signed on to be the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health had to have sold her soul to Satan. These people are pure evil.

      • Cisco says:

        Very good response to this mayhem in Chirac by Gauliter Groot.
        Don’t look over here.
        Year to Date
        Shot & Killed: 382
        Shot & Wounded: 1819
        Total Shot: 2201
        Total Homicides: 406

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  11. helenk3 says:

    well we did not see that coming

  12. helenk3 says:


    another reason the benedicts hate trump. he tells it as it is

  13. helenk3 says:

    does anyone plan to watch the all-star game tonight? I do not.

  14. helenk3 says:


    US owes one hell of a lot of money. It will be the taxpayer that is stuck with the bill

    • Constance says:

      It will be old people and anyone on a fixed income who suffers because they are devaluing the dollar/causing inflation. They will pay the debt off in devalued dollars. Gas in Seattle is $4.10 a gallon and bread will be $15. A one bedroom OK apartment is already $1,600. a month and the average social security check in Seattle is $1200. a month for women and $1,400 for men.

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    • 1539days says:

      Fauci has a PhD in playing politics. During the Trump administration, he made sure that his pawns made recommendations before he parroted them and didn’t criticize Trump until he figured he was safe. Now, he won’t say anything contrary to the administration / Democrats. Forcing people to get vaccinated will disproportionately impact Trump supporters who are dubious about vaccines and the election. But he won’t say anything about people getting COVID post-vaccine or tell vaccinated people to wear masks. I suspect the “booster” talk will be quashed until they get more jabs into people.

      The vaccine companies are screwing up the last part. They were looking forward to all the US drug money because the rest of the world pays squat for medicine and they’re getting less vaccine for it. They’ll make more from Americans’ third shot than some Third world citizen’s first shot. The worldwide vaccination rate is about 25%. Why are Americans being coerced into getting a vaccine when our rate is like 60%?

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      • Somebody says:

        Is anybody else curious about how our government keeps jacking with the J&J vaccine? Guillain Barre is serious, as are blood clots, but those issues exist with the other vaccines and crickets. J&J is directly responsible for 6 deaths, there are 6,000 to 9,000 vaccine related deaths, depends on which numbers you believe. Many people say there are far more than that. Yes, far less people have gotten the J&J, but even if you adjust statistically the adverse issues and deaths are much less, yet they bust J&J’s chops every chance they get.

        I’m not trying to minimize the adverse effects, they are serious and should be taken seriously. It just seems like there is something going on behind the scene. My husband said J&J obviously didn’t pay the Fauci fees, who knows maybe. There sure seems to be something odd.

        The push to vaccinate children and young adults bothers me. Sure, if there are underlying conditions maybe they should consider the vaccine, but the survival rate is 99.9%. Why would you give your child an experimental vaccine with that kind of survival rate? I don’t know the whole thing seems hinky. 1539 has a good point, our vaccine rate is 67%, add to that millions that had and recovered from covid. We have to be close to herd immunity, so why the push? Going door to door, pushing the vaccine for kids, mandating it for college students🤔

        • 1539days says:

          I think that’s 67% of adults, because they’re coming for the kids.

          What I tell people is that I have made a risk assessment and I like my odds for not getting COVID. I’m more dubious about the need to take a “vaccine” that is literally not a vaccine. There is no dead coronavirus in this because they tried that with SARS and it destroyed test animals’ immune systems. Instead, it is a gene therapy design to infect living cells, turn them into spike protein factories, which then kills the cells. RNA was the future of vaccines in the 80’s, but was never tried out until the US became guinea pigs.

          So, I don’t go out. I wear a mask where the law dictates and if I got COVID, I was asymptomatic. Yet, somehow, I should take a genetically engineered virus that has to be stored below the temperate for biological life that has a lousy efficacy made by a drug company that already says its not effective enough,

        • votermom says:

          My husband said J&J obviously didn’t pay the Fauci fees, who knows maybe.


          That’s what I think too – insufficient palm greasing. The money that Pfizer (& Moderna) are making is serious money. So I hope this is all just about graft and greed.
          The alternative possibility is scarier – that they have an ulterior motive to get mrna “vaccines” into everyone.
          How they treat Novavax will be a tell.

          • 1539days says:

            Janssen (J&J) is a little different. It is a DNA virus, one dose has a higher effectiveness and two doses are not required. Most of the “advantage” is that the second shot reaction isn’t the same with one dose of J&J. Maybe it’s a bribe issue, but I think the other Phama companies knew they were in trouble if everyone wanted to take the one-shot alternative.

          • lateblum says:

            And not paying the Fauci fees is probably why they continue to say that a Pfizer booster should be used for those with J&J. Crooks.
            I’m “ old enough” that I should get a vax. But I don’t trust any of them enough to risk my life. Especially after the horrible reaction I had to my last flu vaccine (October, 2019). I truly thought I was going to die.

  18. Constance says:

    Other states look to Texas for advice on how to get Democrats to leave their state.

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