Wednesday Open Thread

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  1. Dora says:

    Morning Everybody. Today’s update is not very pleasant.

    Tom had a pretty rough day yesterday. Probably due to the dehydration he has suffered from for the last few days, he is having trouble with his bowels. They gave him laxatives which were no help at all. They even gave him an enema. That didn’t help either. They are going to have to work on that problem today.

    Tom was given a list of rehabs located on Long Island, He can study them and choose which one he wants to go to. He was first told that he would spend a week at rehab. Now they told him two weeks. Sigh.

    Poor Tom. I wish I could take away his pain.

  2. Dora says:

    Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I really mean it. You are such a wonderful group of people.

    I have a little good news to add to today’s gloomy update. Tom just called from the hospital to say good morning. He said he had a good night’s sleep and woke up hungry enough to eat his whole breakfast. His appetite is coming back.

    The nurse came into his room for something, so he had to hang up. He will call back later.

    Thanks for reminding me about the opiates. I knew that it led to constipation, but I’d forgotten about it. I’ll remind Tom when I talk to him again. Though the nurses should already be aware of that. I hope they are.

    • elliesmom says:

      When I was taking medications that cause some constipation, my doctor recomended drinking coffee, but I hate coffee. A friend brought me some of these she had baked. They became my favorite muffins any day. There are a lot of good recipes for them. The Ina Garten one is good, too, but this the one my friend used. When I make them with Crash, she likes to put a dollop of cream cheese on them. The main point is they work like you’re eating bran, but they’re not, and they’re full of a lot of good nutrition, too. If you don’t feel like baking, most bakeries sell them. One whiff of them gets my digestive juices flowing.

      Are they going to do some surgery or just rely on physical therapy?

      https://www.earthboundfarm.com/recipes/original-morning-glory-muffins/

      • Dora says:

        Thank you so much. I’m not much of a cook, but I’ll give it a try if it helps.

        There is no surgery in the plans. Tom suffered a compressed fracture when he hurt his back, Several of his vertebra slipped out of place. The doctor told him it would take 3 months to heal. When the pain became increasingly worse he asked me to call the ambulance. That was only Monday. It seems so much longer. ago

        BTW, other than my younger brother, you are the only person I’ve ever met who hates coffee. 🙂

        • Miranda says:

          I hate coffee too 🙂 BTW, the pain relievers may also slow down his kidneys. I know a morphine derivative I was on for the snakebite did a job on me. Hopefully, they’re pushing fluids for him. That will help with constipation too.

        • Locked-N-Loaded says:

          I hate coffee too!! Continued prayers for Tom and you!!

        • lyn5 says:

          I was 43 when I started drinking coffee. I cold brewed it first, but I found wonderful medium roasts at Iron Bean last year and I use a pour over now. Iron Bean’s medium roasts also have less acid.

          • elliesmom says:

            I don’t like things that are bitter. Maybe some dark chocolate if it’s served with something sweet- like chocolate covered fruit. By the time I get enough cream and sugar into coffee to make it palatable, I might as well be drinking coffee ice cream. I drink tea unadulterated. Maybe a little lemon if I’m drinking it iced. Never, ever “sweet tea”. I like the smell of coffee, though.

          • 1539days says:

            My gateway drug was iced coffee. Very little coffee by volume.

        • Constance says:

          You might want to go to a pot dispensary and get some CBD or other product to help the pain so Tom doesn’t need so much opiate drugs. My friend buys a small vial of oil and it is so powerful that she dilutes it in coconut oil or butter and then uses a little on a cracker. It’s probably best not to cook it a lot.

        • taw46 says:

          Dora, I haven’t been online in a few days and did not know about Tom. Let me add my prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  4. DeniseVB says:

    Thank you Swedish Ladies 😀 (We just watched the replay, Megan Rapinoe was NOT a happy camper)

    • Miranda says:

      Go Sweden!

    • elliesmom says:

      They say Karma is a bitch. 😉

    • lateblum says:

      Yay Sweden!!!

    • DeniseVB says:

      But wait, there’s more……………

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      • Mothy67 says:

        Did they all take the knee.feel bad for the non political if there are any. It took them a life time of work to get there and now they will wear Rapinoe stank forever. I know colleges are woke but I’d presume most women competing at that level are from serious homes. It takes dedication. That mentality gels better with a certain conservatism. Personal reponsibility hard work. Coaching might be a job they want. I’d thnk the best teams would think twice about the headache. I talk with volleyball scouts a lot. Lastnight was this thing. They do it twice a week all summer. Girls come from the tri state area to play. It’s really just practice for hours. We pay a lot of money for da pup to participate in all the NCAA affiliated stuff. I suppose it’s a bit unfair. Not everyone can afford. Raw talent is probably overlooked. We drive an hour and often trade off who gets to sit there. It’s boring. They aren’t games just hard core practice. I never knew there was so much to volleyball. It’s a business. People drive all day and stay in hotels. We are lucky with travel ball because of proximity to Pittsburgh but we make trips to Ohio. I’d say 99% of these girls will play at school. Most schools only offer partial rides for the off brand sports. By the time rugrat graduates we will have spent more than she will be offered. She will most likely be offered. We literally have a life coach. They film stuff. Providence shows her beautiful hand at times. A few years back I dropped off clothes at Harbor Light. It’s a long term residential men’s rehab on the city’s north shore. Run by the Salvation Army. A guy was trying to check in. He could not read they use RET ( rational emotive therapy) that requires extensive work books. It is intense. Entire chapter on shame. I said fuck that I can teach him to read. You let him in and I will be here everyday and he will read. He was an almost 50 year old man. His identical twin had OD’d. This was before fentynol. He was aging out of the drug scene. He had just been a middle guy. I called PLUS they sent me horseshit about predicate nominitives. Oh they were generous with materials, but I wasn’t grooming Iceberg Slim. I knew I could teach Dwayne to read on a 9th grade level in 90 days. The rehab took my challange. I called everyone and a Christian Jew group had the right stuff. It was dan ran can stan man. He was We spent every day together for a few hours. Dwayne can read. He is a manager of a McD’s last I heard. He called me one day I had to go to his NA meeting. This man learned to read post 50from a ghetto. The Hill District in Pittsburgh. He learned to read. He stood up in a 12 Step meeting and read the shite they spew. I have never seen such joy. I get called my ni**ga all the time. So maybe Shay was 5 then. I would take her after a reading lesson to the animal rescue. We walked some dogs. A local newscaster does the same. We passed without comment for a few months but she had seen me smoking outside of the rehab. Asked if I worked there. I replied in the negative. I was not doing anything to be caring. I am an asshole. I just found myself standing next to a guy that was stifled from the silly. I knew I could unlock his Sunday Times Puzzle. I had to see what he saw just like doing the Times in a diner. You struggle then you get it and it all falls into place. Anyhow this fellow dog walker let Shaypup go in to the studio at 5 or 6 and produce a nightly news segment.
        Last night I am sitting for hours pretending to watch demon sport. The affiliate newscaster sits down next to me and takes my copy of Levin’s anti communist book out of my hands. I had not seen her in ten years. We had mostly just walked lonely dogs together. Her daughter is following the same path as my brat for vball. I expressed I wish Shay would center in on swim she has broken records but vball is what lights her heart afire. I gotta let Shay shay. Anyhow we got to politics and sports. She is on the tv twice a day. She is mighty pissed about local twisting sports into blm. I like her a lot she said we have been getting up forever and a day demanding our kids participate. She said fuck off with happy horse shit. She said I with help from my family built that girl giving her all. Her daughter is competing on a high level. So is mine. I didn’t won’t follow some preordained script. Fuck off. It is sickness. Progressivism is mental torture. Flagellation. If i am not filled with hate resent pain I suck according to the left.
        I am at a loss when dealing with my former intimates. I said some people, the elderly the sick, a premie may not have a year. I was being an asshole and asked how do you measure a year. Word to the wise do not dare turn a broadway tune against them
        525,600 minutes
        525,000 moments so dear
        525,600 minutes
        How do you measure, measure a year?

        In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee
        In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
        In 525,600 minutes
        How do you measure a year in the life?

    • lyn5 says:

      JoAnne McCarthy @JoAnneM90804076

      Hey look at the bright side –now they can come home and quarantine.

    • lateblum says:

      He all but predicted a pandemic in 2017. Shameless.

      He also acknowledged taking 6000 ui/day of vitamin D3 some time last year.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he carries a supply of ivermectin or HCQ with him wherever he goes.

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  6. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-s-midterm-strategy-taking-shape-endangered-democrats-want-him-n1274568

    good keep him out there in public, so the public can take a good look at bid-on

  7. lyn5 says:

    What an evil fascist bitch!

    • lyn5 says:

      Mollie @MZHemingway

      Anyone with a brain could tell the Pelosi commission was such an absolute farce that only Democrats’ co-partisans in the corrupt media could pretend otherwise. But it was very nice of her to make that even more obvious today.
      10:07 AM · Jul 21, 2021

    • Constance says:

      Nice! President Trump and Kevin McCarthy had dinner recently and I am sure they came up with the most annoying outspoken Republicans to put on Pelosi’s committee. Now there is no way for Democrats to make this look balanced. Now that the R’s have been thrown off they should start their own committee.

    • lateblum says:

      Just popped up on Twitter…

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    • Constance says:

      I would have said no one could go bigger with an audit than AZ did but as you said this should be interesting.

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  10. Helen Kenney says:

    http://www.diogenesmiddlefinger.com/2021/07/weighed-and-found-wanting.html

    combination of hillary clinton and sanford and sons’ aunt esther

  11. Cisco says:

    Well folks, opinions please.
    Which of the 3 vaccines would you consider the safest?
    A lot of data out there, but that’s what it is, data.
    Looking for experience in being jabbed.
    Thanks.

    • Miranda says:

      I preferred J&J because it’s one jab and doesn’t involve the mrna. Husband had no side effects. I had a headache (the air was 90% pollen at that them, so that may have caused it) and ran 2 degrees of fever for 1 day. Basically, advil and a nap dealt with it. I haven’t had any issues since.

      • Cisco says:

        Thank you Miranda 😊
        One jab is for me.
        Wasn’t going to but family sez’, no vac no visits

      • votermom says:

        I also got J&J for the same reasons. I had aches, chills, mild fever on and off for 2 days. A realy sore arm.
        Probably the worst part was worrying for a month that I’d get a blood clot.

        • lateblum says:

          Yep. That would be me. I’d probably worry myself into a blood clot. Given my history of a significant blood disorder, I don’t want to take a chance.

        • Cisco says:

          Thanks for the feedback VM👍

        • 1539days says:

          It may be hard to find J&J> A co-worker insisted on getting that to get vaccinated today and he had to go 1/2 hour away to find a grocery / drug store with it in stock. They told him the supply was dwindling and they can’t order any more. So get it while it’s hot(ter than -100F).

    • DeniseVB says:

      My husband and I had both shots of the Moderna, no problems at all. I had mild side affects a nap and tylenol took care of, or as my PCP called it, my immune system kicking in. 😀

      • Cisco says:

        Thanks for the info Denise.
        I knew I’d get help here.
        I wasn’t going to do it but if I don’t it was explained I won’t be allowed attending family functions.
        I can understand, we’re all senior, senior folks, soooo.

      • Cisco says:

        Thanks for the info Denise.
        I knew I’d get help here.
        I wasn’t going to do it but if I don’t it was explained I won’t be allowed attending family functions.
        I can understand, we’re all senior, senior folks, soooo.

    • Ann says:

      Also did J&J, no issues. I went with my husband, brother, and SIL (same time/place) and my husband had some fatigue the next day.

    • ginainmo says:

      I did 2 doses of Moderna and hubby did 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Neither of us had a reaction from the first shot. We both had a sore arm (minor) after our second shots.

    • Constance says:

      I had 2 Pfizer shots. I was sick both times. Sure my arm hurt a little for a day but within 4 hours of the shot I got so cold I was wearing a down vest and a ski hat and sitting under a blanket. Oddly I did not have a fever over 100. With the second shot I was fatigued for 3 weeks. My whole life I have had outbreaks of cold sores in my mouth especially when stressed like finals week. But it hasn’t happened in the last 5 years. About a month after the shot I had a cold sore outbreak which went away after taking L lysine for 24 hours. But when I stopped taking it they came right back, this happened about 4 times. Now I am taking L lysine everyday so I feel like the shots screwed up my immune system and made my body produce Covid antibodies and nothing else. I took the shot because I wanted to go out and do things with several people who are older and 2 have cancer, 1 has PMR. I won’t be taking any boosters, I’m going to order some Hydroxychloroquine.

  12. Mothy67 says:

    There was a coffee shop that managed to stay open for ten years before covid. They trafficked in off site muffins and a brew for the bus. It was not high end. They stayed open for a decade. It’s for sale. Is literally six houses away from me. It is sort of big enough space for bookshelves. There are two bookstores any where near me one is a Barnes & Noble and the other I kid you not is across the street from The August Wilson library. They have no books by August Wilson???? You have to order online. I am seriously considering.

      • Constance says:

        I like it! I know I really enjoy my Airbnb, it’s fun to have your own business. I think having a curated book selection with a coffee shop is a good idea. You might have a pet there if the codes allow it. I know people love the cats at a local book store and local hardware store. A friendly dog will attract certain patrons who can’t have an animal at home. Just a thought.

  13. Helen Kenney says:

    when video becomes available it is a must watch
    Mc Carthy goes off on pelosi. Republican will have own investigation.
    most balls showed by republicans in years. just awesome

  14. threewickets says:

    The correct way to view Joe Biden. Sociopath Uncle Sam’s grandson via sociopath Greta Garbo, and son of Bourbon Blackjack Louis XXI. He is going to feel pretty entitled to his national and global fascism dictatorship. But it has nothing to do with any form of democracy. Complete and utter LYING to the people 24/7/365.

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    • 1539days says:

      Believe it. My company has manufacturing partners all over the world and the components keep changing when the existing one is out of stock. Eventually, the substitutions will dry up.

  17. threewickets says:

    Were the “Son of Sam” homicides like the “Jack the Ripper” homicides? No. Jack the Ripper (Sam) was real. Son of Sam was a CIA fake news media play under POTUS Gerald Ford Rockefeller, VPOTUS Nelson Rockefeller, CFR-CIA Chair David Rockefeller, and Tawana Bill Rockefeller practicing fake news producing right before becoming Arkansas’ top cop.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    I can’t get enough of this today.

  19. Miranda says:

    I have to say the vase in today’s picture is kind of creepy.

  20. threewickets says:

    We’ve lost 15 million real jobs in the past year to the fake plague. The only inflation that matters is the one that moves USDCNY. Until then Americans will keep losing jobs and wage pressure. The Fed is still primarily pumping trillions to the wealth hoarding supply side. The US economy is dying from lying, lying, and more lying.

  21. Helen Kenney says:

    listening to the bs on tv from the black teachers about inciting racism between black and white, I think we should go back to segregation in schools. black teachers teach black kids, white teachers teach white kids.
    today the teachings of MLK are being undermined by many blacks to their detriment. They have made a mockery of civil rights marchers. I was taught racism is stupid when I was a little kid, I still believe that no matter which side it comes from.

    • Anthony says:

      🤣🤣🤣

      Freelance media analyst Drew Holden suggested that the Peacock network is struggling to decide what to do with the program now that it can no longer focus on Donald Trump, something that Daily Wire analysis has shown is impacting most establishment TV news shows.

  22. Helen Kenney says:

    there was just a short blurb about drones being used to create rain in the desert in the ME. Can you imagine how that could change the world? Just think use a drone to zap a cloud with electricity , create rain in our west to help put out wildfires. grow crops in the desert Oh the possibilities

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    Here’s another one found at Ace’s place.

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    LOL.

  35. Mothy67 says:

    I am considering seriously buying the coffee shop up the street and turning it into a bookstore/cafe. I have been running the numbers all day. It stayed open for 11 years. There’s a major bus stop across the street. I have owned bars. I will save 65,000 on my own salary. I am realistic I understand why there is no bookstore anywhere near me. I get I cannot retire on book income, but I bring me to the table. There is nothing like what I can offer near hear. I have been paid handsomely to open restaurants in New York City. I managed places working on tips no salary just bar money to buy sweat equity. I made a lot. One place I got 15% off the top after two years for 5 years. They were doing 11 million a year. I got 15% as an owner. I just sat home and cashed. I sold myself. It’s almost impossible to get off the ground in NYC. You can throw together a picture perfect prospectus and have a great concept but when you open the doors you have to make payroll. I would work from open to close with young guys no pay. They couldn’t pay salary. I was washing dishes at 16. A dude didn’t show up I went back there. I made serious retirement because I was willing to work. I sold most of my interests before Covid. Not because of Covid but because I am far away. I was not content looking at numbers on line. I would have lost it all had I waited. My interest that issued me a check are gone. Obama says you didn’t build that. Oh yeah dick munch yes I did. I put in 80 hours a week. I took no salary. I lived on tips as a day time bartender for years. I went from place to place. I built something.
    I don’t expect to make more than a manager’s salary if i buy this haunt atop the hill. ( I’d applaud me if I could generate thoughts of it being haunted aka Flannary O’Connor haunted is can be interesting) if I don’t want to lose but there is nothing not drenched in the mediocrity of woke near me. Nada. There are/ were a few cliched college spots but covid has extinguished. I want to bring me. I was maybe 22 when I was walking down St Marks I looked in a coffee shop. Jeff Buckley was strumming my pain with his fingers. I am the most which one of these things ever is not like the other. I didn’t do jack shit to get here I hung out with Jeff Buckley because Uma Thurman was getting on my nerves. I loved my best friend. I still love her progressive heart. My best. I had to leave Philly because I cherished her. I couldn’t just walk away. I had to anchor her. I commuted full time to Hunter College I was so silly. I took six hours of trains to not leave my girl. I took Septa to Trenton and then NJ transit where I went to Hunter. I was broke. I bought a personal pan pizza when I got off the train. It was all I had for the day. I sat in the common room between classes. I met Suzanne Mallouk we were broke sharing scratch for lunch. She got me a job. I ended up in the downtown art scene. Suzanne was Jean Michele Basquiats lover. WTF. I didn’t go crazy because I was nuts. I had loads of open hearts I don’t touch anyone. It hurts. My first band was Pretty Boy in Agony. There was no band I made it up I even created a track list. Peter Gabriel and Helen Reddy referred to me as clever. Camille Paglia informed me I was an asshole. She was correct. I am here now. I adore Tapestry by King. I am given so much. Who gets what i got? I am pure trash. Holly who gets a Holly. Holly is dead frcookingIcal cancer. We met by chance one night we were out I said Holly stay she stayed and never left. Her brother married Chelsea Clinton. Amy was one of my most favorite individuals I have ever known. I am of idiot stock. Amy was Charlie Royers niece. They ran Seattle for decades. Icould have sold my soul at any point. I am Tim Cain. Carley Simon wrote a di tty about me . you’re Tim Cain. I can create a bookstore that can educate crock pot cooking

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  40. Angie says:

    I don’t know why but this made me laugh my ass off.

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    The potato is now a turnip.

    • lateblum says:

      Good one!
      I hope they (the team – esp. Rapinoe) see this. Someone should make copies and post them on every locker in the dressing room.

      Btw, I watched the last 40+ minutes of the game even – no – *because* I knew the final score. The Swedish team simply outplayed the US team. The US has a GOOD team. Sweden has a better one.

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