Friday

Wakey, wakey……… 😀

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141 Responses to Friday

  1. swanspirit says:

    Pretty Cone Flowers! Good Morning Sunshine!

  2. Helen Kenney says:

  3. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/pelosi_gets_her_puppets_for_partisan_jan_6_commission

    pretty bad for pelosy when the times calls her out on her actions

  4. Helen Kenney says:

  5. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.rt.com/news/529992-porn-videos-news-sites/

    were they trying to liven-up the news?

  6. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/merian_c_coopers_life_could_break_the_leftist_hold_on_hollywood

    just maybe movies could be good again. I like this idea and really hope it works.

  7. Dora says:

    Good Morning. This is getting to be like a roller coaster ride. Up and down; up and down. Yesterday was another down day. I hardly know where to start.

    Tom was told he would be leaving the hospital for the rehab at 10:00 AM. His sister Lorell and I hung around waiting for him to call. We waited for hours, wondering what was going on. Each time one of us called, we were told that he was still there.

    Finally around 3:00 PM Tom’s doctor called to tell me that his vital signs were good and that he would be leaving after dinner. He did not specify a time.

    Lorell and I decided not to wait, but to visit him in the hospital before they moved him. Off we went.

    Tom was sitting up in bed when we walked in and surprised to see us. It was Lorell and I who were surprised when we learned that Tom was being signed out at the time and would be leaving the hospital in 20 minutes. .

    Tom looked tired and frustrated when the staff came in and wheeled him out of his room. He called me later and told me how miserable the new place was. They left him in a room by himself without taking his sugar readings or his blood pressure. I tried to tell him things would be better in the morning, but he sounded despondent. His cell phone was on the other side of the room where he couldn’t reach it and the hospital phone he was using had no number as yet.

    When we hung up I wanted to talk to Lorell. I called but her cell phone had been turned off. I tried again and again, but the phone was turned off for the night.

    I keep thinking of Tom alone in that room and by now my anxiety level is off the charts. I won’t relax until I hear from him again.

    I’m sorry that I am whining again. Please know how much I appreciate you all being there and I thank you sincerely.

    • elliesmom says:

      Whine all you need to. If his level of care doesn’t improve after he’s had a chance to get settled in, call his doctor and tell him the placement isn’t acceptable. You might not get Tom moved, but it will let him know you’re paying close attention. But he will probably be assigned a team who will care for him while he’s there sometime today, and you will get to know them, too. 🙂 You can also call the nurses’ station as often as you need to. Most nurses are really nice, and all of them are overworked. If they have a patient who doesn’t ask for much, it’s easy to let him slip through the cracks a bit. I used to think being a complaining daughter would make them be nasty to my mom, but that’s not how it works. The “squeaky wheel” is what gets action, and it made the nurses have sympathy for their paient. “Poor Mrs. H! She has such a bitch for a daughter.” Then they did what she needed done to get rid of me. 🙂

    • lateblum says:

      I can only imagine how anxious you feel.
      EM is right. Call the nurses station and if that gets you nowhere, call the administration or the doctor’s offices.
      When I had my back surgery and was sent to rehab, I waited all day to be transferred. The ambulance to transport me didn’t arrive to pick me up until 11:00 pm. I arrived at the rehab center at nearly midnight. It was a night that I’d rather never relive. But the rest of the time I was there – 12 days, I believe, were very different – in a good way. I would recommend where I went to anyone who asks. (And I have.)
      I hope things improve. If they don’t, have his doctor move him to another site.
      Don’t apologize for your concerns or for telling us. Also don’t stop telling us when you are concerned as well as when you’re at peace. We are here for you.

      ❤️🙏🏼❤️

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Vent away Darlin, It is good for you.
      We love you, Sending Prayers. ❤

    • Somebody says:

      You’re not whining, you’re rightfully concerned. Hopefully he’s settled in and getting good care by now. (((Hugs)))

    • Constance says:

      We like to know what is going on good or bad. I am sometimes stunned at just how thoughtless medical people can be. After my Mom had a stroke she couldn’t talk or eat but she was completely lucid. But she was practically deaf for 4 years before the stroke and needed two hearing aids. The staff kept acting like she didn’t know what was going on at all because she didn’t respond. Well she didn’t even know anyone was talking. I put a sign up to make sure she had her hearing aids in and the batteries were good. I called repeatedly and talked to different shift nurses. They couldn’t get it through their heads she was essentially deaf, they wanted her to be unresponsive from the stroke. I finally took her a complex puzzle book and she would sit there working it and finally they noticed her brain was working. I’ve also seen aids leave walkers or crutches across the room from someone they expect to get to the bathroom on their own. WTH?

    • Helen Kenney says:

      you are not whining, you are informing friends and asking for advice. that is a good thing

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Never worry about venting. It is good to have a place to just let it out and often someone has been down a similar road and can offer their perspective on what is within the norm .

      I would occasionally vent about mom and brothers and aunties with neighbors dealing with similar situations. We found it comforting to know we were not alone . And we also discovered other neighbors fearing that such problems would soon hit their parents. found our venting very useful as their siblings were playing ostrich and it helped them prep for the reality, good and not so god, that they might be facing .

  8. elliesmom says:

    The current statistics out of Israel show that if the efficacy rate of the vaccines in the pharmaceutical companies’ test groups matched the efficacy rates in the general population, the emergency use authorization (EUA) would not have been given. There is little doubt in my mind our government will give full authorization as soon as enough time has passed they can say the vaccines are both safe and effective. In the usual process of vaccine approval a company would only have data from their test subjects to submit to the FDA, but in this case millions of people around the world have been vaccinated. If the general population numbers from israel are right, and I have more confidence in their government than ours, then the vaccines may be of very limited value. It’s hard to find reports in the media that don’t gloss over this news, but the Ministry of Health in Israet publishes the data if anyone wants to sort throught it. This article from Reuters alludes to it.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israel-sees-drop-pfizer-vaccine-protection-against-infections-still-strong-2021-07-05/

    • 1539days says:

      The US is already talking about “boosters” for high risk people. So, there are now two options, don’t take the vaccine or take the vaccine multiple times a year. This will be for years, because most of the world has low vaccine levels and re-infection is a distinct possibility.

      • elliesmom says:

        The piece that’s missing from what we need to make an informed decision is what, if any, effect do the vaccines have on other things? While our government won’t tell us much, I think Israel will. As long as they aren’t banned from the internet.

        • lyn5 says:

          Yep. We don’t have the information to make an informed decision.

          • lateblum says:

            In my suspicious mind, it is intentional that we don’t have the information.

          • lyn5 says:

            Thanks for sharing and caring. 😉

    • Mothy67 says:

      What feels criminal to me is that they allowed this to be so political and as a result a lot hasn’t been learned. There will always be some bug waiting in the wings. What have we not learned? I try and parse the info but it’s impossible to disect. Cuomo has gotten heat for ltc’s but he was not the only one. I have read stats that put the fatalities in PA’s big cities as high as 65%. What does that mean if we remove them from the totals. My county has not yet hit 2000 deaths. There are two million people. Last year my Aunt took a very bad turn. The hospital went to war with my cousin. They were going to force her into elder care. They contacted social services. Sarah is not going to get better. She doesn’t have a host of health problems. She has dementia. My cousin is her full time caregiver. It’s a choice. She has good days. The only real issue is she wets the bed. It came out of nowhere. It was shocking at first, but now she is dressed for it at night. They tried to legally force her into a care home. My cousin Carol fought and Sara is still going. It was death panel. Administration decided Sara was done. They were going to put her in a bed and let her expire. She isn’t lost she has a cruel disease but she functions. They wanted to send her to a home. 28% of inhabitants died at said home from covid. This was last June. Why would anyone send an elderly person to their death. She would have been alone. It was a fact that people were dying in ltc’s last summer. Carol fought. Something has changed in medicine. Decisions are being made that don’t involve family and caregivers. I thought my sister was processing grief when her son died in a motorcycle accident. I was not in any way shocked he died in accident. We had used his clips of reckless driving in court. He would film himself scaring girls.Anyhow I believed my sis was just trying to process. They would not give her a copy of report. He was alive but had serious head trauma. They didn’t transport him to the hospital but let him spend two hours dying on the road. My sister knew something was wrong. There are records and there is likely going to be an exhumation. The medics looked and decided he would be a vegetable due to head trauma. They decided to let him die but they didn’t they transported only when he was flat line. I dealt with calls they asked for his organs. I said you said he died at 1 am its noon organs arent viable. I found it crazy. Case, sister, was not allowed to see her son. I was focused on Shayla. I wasn’t able or willing to look at this story. His body was not released to morgue for three days. Was he maybe harvested? It sure seems maybe. A yuuuuuge law firm has taken the case. Did EMT people make a decision about a head injury. I think compassion would have let Chris die. Did they make decisions? Who gets to decide? My sister knew something was not right and she was correct. Christopher was for all intents dead but who gets to decide what becomes became of him. I was born in 1967. I had three holes in me ticker I had an aorta to far to the right. I was a blue baby on crack. I was not gonna make it. They said 99% chance I’d be gone. I am 54. I have teflon patches and pig valves. I am the oldest person alive with pig valves. One night I had to wake up mymom the wires that held my sternum together cracked. They tore my chest. It was Alien, wires ripped me apart from the inside. My mom had my brother at 15. She dropped out of HS at 15. She has never held back about how she hates homosexuals. Oy still my mom. Elliesmom said something about me or my family coming together and needing my mom as the touchstone. Bwahahaha. I love my mom. She can be evil but it’s a father forgive them. My mom is angry, mean, cruel. I walked away from a very nice affluent life in New York because I knew I had to be me brat’s. I treasure my mom because she taught me how to see beyond myself. Life is always wierd my mother really hated me for being gay. She went to violence many a time. I don’t get to write her off. She matters to me. I have walked down a rough road. Who hasn’t. My mom has a mad crush on Richard Grenell. Yep. Shayla Rayne is not desposed of. My icky climbs. We are making a better day. It does not fall in my purview to dictate anything to anyone. I get to be me with integrity. I get what I got. I better take stock. I can look in every night and say babe you know I am idiot. I Stand by You even as I just stumble. We haven’t subscribed to Shay being weakened. We were given a different script but we are writing her story.
      Right now I count my blessings. I have been given so much.
      I want Elliesmom to read Geek Love. It’s a book people hate. I want to know if Elliesmom might like it. You cant actually like it It’s extreme dealing with cults. A circus family ingests toxins so they can have freaks. People cut off parts of their body to belong. I have been with a rich and royal tapestry. My story should not read as it does. I am white trash. I went off to the world in pain. I getted me some accomplished. Amy Royer Charlie Royers niece was a friend. One day I was working at Magnolia Cafe Holly stayed because we were drunk. Holly moved in. She was adopted by a single mom on Today Show. She has been a Vietnamese orphan. Her brother married Chelsea Clinton.
      I loved my best friend. I was killing her by standing astride her. I had a best friend I thought I was killing. I decided to commute to Hunter College I was broke. I bought a personal pan pizza. I cut in half. I was going to make it last the day. I took a seat in the common area. I was living in Philly going to school full time in Manhattan. I couldn’t hurt my best friend. Well Suzanne Mallouk sat down with me. She was called the Widow Basquiat. She gave me a job. She is fascinating. Abused woman who ran away to NY from Canada. Julian Schnabel made a bullshit movie which touched on her. Its hogwash. I knew Suzanne. She became a psychiatrist on her own merits. We seriosly ran The Rose Cafe in 1992. She sat at the bar and studied flash cards. I watched her work. She is a legend.
      I want elliesmom to read Geek Love. Is that unfair? I hold em in esteem. I am cool with elliesmom telling me My book recommendation sucks

      • elliesmom says:

        I started “Dunces” last night. 🙂

        • Mothy67 says:

          A Confederacy of Dunces. Jonathan Swift slash John Kennedy Toole? When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him. — that book. I ‘d beg of thee to read that. I just sent a host of comfort jackets to a dog shelter in ellies name. Stutter you not. I love my bad girl.. You enlghtened me. Bell bell is bad. She keeps me awake and alive. She heels if I yell but only when I raise my voice. It is her thing. My sorta best friend. She pushes me daily. I’d be so bored if I didn’t have my bad girl. I discarded my top mattress because my Bell is aging. We were having storms. I hate my rug rat. I threw out my mattress and sleep almost on the floor. Bad girl can join me on an air mattress. She is a pig in zen. I exist in awe of my pooch. I had her outside in backyard. The boy arrived. He is here everyday. Shay has a boyfriend. Bell fled the backyard and went to Shayla’s room. She was saying heads up dude I am watching this. She lets boy know Shaypup is hers. I gotta almost melt with my bad girl. Sheis Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush doing Don’t Give Up. She was abused very badly yet somehow she found her voice and she sings.
          Follow Me Follow You

          I cannot copy Follow you Follow Me or Sacrifice by Genesis. Brutal tender songs.

    • SHV says:

      Repost?? I know it’s the Atlantic but interesting article; the shine seems to be dimming from M-RNA vaccines. The Novavax “old technology” may be the new star.

      “The mRNA Vaccines Are Extraordinary, but Novavax Is Even Better”

      https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/06/novavax-now-best-covid-19-vaccine/619276/

  9. swanspirit says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/monkey_business_from_china__covid_part_two.html

    Monkey Pox???

    Today’s story is, “Veterinarian dies in China from rare monkey virus.” Substitute “ophthalmologist” for “veterinarian” and “bat” for “monkey” and see if you can hear the rhyme from early 2020.

    A year and a half ago, in February 2020, shortly after President Trump banned travel to the US from China, we learned of this story: “Li Wenliang: Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor.” He was a Wuhan hospital ophthalmologist who in December 2019 sent a message to fellow doctors through a chat group warning of seven cases he had seen of a virus causing symptoms resembling the SARS virus from 2003.

    Four days later he was summoned to the Public Security Bureau, coerced into signing a letter of confession for “making false comments” that had “severely disturbed the social order.” A month later he was diagnosed with coronavirus and a week later he died. What a coincidence.

    The next part of rhyming history is how his medical observations were treated by the state. China uses it’s “Public Security Bureau” while in the US we have Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Brian Stelter to determine truth. Credit China for being honest about state sponsored censorship, unlike doublespeak from the American ruling class.

    • lateblum says:

      I didn’t realize he had signed a confession for making “false statements”. Everything else, I knew. Thanks for filling me in.

  10. Dora says:

    I heard from Tom. Relief!

    He decided not to stay in the rehab. Even though it was the one he picked out, he finds the place intolerable.

    He already called Lorell and told her to pick him up and bring him home. She is not happy about it.

    He didn’t tell the rehab yet that he wasn’t staying. He will wait until Lorell gets there. I can just imagine the scene!

    I hope he either changes his mind or arranges to have the therapists come to the house. I;m not sure I can handle him

    Once again, thanks for your patience and please keep on praying.

    • Woke Lola says:

      Praying for you all. Hope this is for the best.

    • lateblum says:

      When I was in rehab for my back, I met a family who had their family member transferred from a very fancy rehab center in town, to the place where I was staying. They had involved their doctor and insisted that the husband/father be moved or they would do it themselves. Weeks later, they filed complaints against the first center with the state for the quality of care the patient had received.
      I hope it all works out for Tom and for you, too.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Sending Prayers, 🙏

    • elliesmom says:

      After one trip to rehab, Elliesdad said he’d never go again, something I decided not to share with you yesterday. But both he and I did very well with home healthcare. If you decide to do homecare, Tom needs to realize there are some people who will be coming to the house to help him and some to help you. He’s not allowed to fire yours. 🙂

      He’ll need his therapy team- usually a physical therapist and an occupational one. The visiting nurse will come to keep an eye on everything. He’ll need a healthcare aide to help him bathe and keep his bed changed. You should be able to get something like “meals on wheels” to bring you both at least one meal a day. I opted for the insurance to pay for grocery delivery instead. I had 4 hours of respite care a week to give me a break. I used it to go to the senior center to teach my sewing class and stay for their exercise group. You can even use it just to take a nap. I saw no bill for any of this. All covered by Medicare.

      I knew Elliesdad would be coming home ahead of time so I had time to assemble the equipment we’d need before he came home. The most important things were a bedrail so he could get himself in and out of bed without my help and a portable commode for until he could walk to the bathroom himself. The insurance would have covered the rental of an adjustable bed, but he already had one. We had a stairlift that would get him into the house, but I still had him “delivered” by ambulance.

      After buying everything we needed, I discovered the Masons run a hospital equipment exchange as a national service project. They take in gently used home healthcare equipment and loan it out to people who need it free of charge. You don’t need to belong to use it, but if you know a Mason or a member of Eastern Star, they might be able to direct you where to go. I got a friend of mine a wheelchair and walker her from them.

      It’s likely Tom would have needed some home healthcare after rehab anyway so everything you have to do, you would have had to do in a few weeks anyway. While having ED at home was work for me, and I had a constant stream of people in and out of my house, I didn’t have to make the trek to rehab everyday, and instead of worrying all night, I could listen to him snore. ❤

      • lateblum says:

        Yes! The home healthcare people I had were wonderful. Following about 2weeks of inhome therapies, I followed up with 6 months of PT at a physical therapy outpatient site.
        (Because I live alone, the rehab was a necessity for my recuperation.)

      • Mothy says:

        Would you read Geek Love if I sent you a copy? I have a ton of respect for you. I have my Shay we fight on books. I feel like I owe you. We bitter on Linda Loman. We spat on Desdemona. She is my annoyance. I get to ask her who is Linda Loman married to is it Willy or her home. I aint normal. I talk to my kid. She is subject to my Flannery Shayla knows I read. We chat. I have feebly attempted to struggle with Of Human Bondage. I try to discuss.
        I want to know how elliesmom sees Geek Love.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        And we would give our right arm, Just to hear that snore one more time. ❤

    • Miranda says:

      Don’t try to handle him yourself. Lifting/moving people with problems is a learned skill. You could hurt yourself and him.
      Mom and Aunt brought Gran home from rehab and then had to take her back after they almost dropped her twice.

  11. lateblum says:

    In response to a tweet,I heard from Jadzia . . .

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    The losers, in the long-term, will be the American people, but in the short term, Biden is burning through his honeymoon phase and the Democrats, faced with plummeting poll numbers over crime and illegal migration, not to mention inflation, are pivoting back to COVID.

    This isn’t what winning looks like.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2021/07/dem-victory-march-has-become-procedural-slog-daniel-greenfield/

    • Cisco says:

      President Trump, “promises made, promises kept.
      JoeBama, bulls**t, bulls**t, bulls**t.
      He couldn’t even deliver a teenie tiny bit of his bs

  13. Helen Kenney says:

    my family used to be Penn State fans

  14. threewickets says:

    Being Ashkenazi Jewish in America and Israel means (most often) … being a long-since lapsed Jesuit French citizen of Spanish origin who has migrated to other parts of the world. Ashkenazi may have some Sephardi and North African DNA, but they are not desert Semites like Arabs. The Rothschilds, Maxwells, Kagans, Schwartzes, Mayers, Kaufmans have given that definition massive plastic surgery in the 20th century for whatever reasons. Ashkenazi are most often French, not Russian or German.

  15. threewickets says:

    The Jesuit CIA is not so much a practical bureaucracy (a la the intelligentsia in Germany, Japan, China) as it is a religious order and movement. At the heart of this order is Uncle Sam’s Jesuit Klan who jet fuel the movement from places like Al Gore Kennedy’s TN 4th around Nashville and Mitch McConnell Bush’s KY 3rd around Louisville. For the Jesuit CIA, Jesus was resurrected in Avignon and he is very very white. Change is not an option or discussion.

  16. Helen Kenney says:

  17. lyn5 says:

    This is what the Never Trumpers will do to America First the Republicans in 2022 to weaken a Trump comeback in 2024.

    • Constance says:

      Why two of them? This will just burn through a bunch of Never Trump money and they will end up splitting the Never Trump vote for a Mike Lee win. Romney is a loser. Anyone who shows Biden in a campaign ad with them ( what is the point of that NT candidate in a convertible with Biden?) is a loser.

  18. Constance says:

    So do you guys know anyone who plans on trying to get the 5 million Mike Lindell put up as a prize to the first person who can disprove the stolen 2020 election data that he is dropping in August. I guess the data is being dropped at his Cyber Symposium on Aug 10-12, 2021. Something about captured packets. I wish I understood computer stuff.

  19. elliesmom says:

    I’m getting really tired of this. The weather report this morning said there was no more than a 10% chance of rain for the next three days so I did my “hang out on the line” wash this morning. I decided to wait until after lunch to mow the lawn so the grass would be really dry. I made myself a favorite summer chicken dish for lunch. While a cold glass of pinot grigio would have been a nice accompaniment to it, I wasn’t sure one would be enough so I made some ice tea instead so I wouldn’t hurt myself mowing the lawn. Hank stretched out in the sun on a cushion on the deck. Ellie was exploring the yard. My money is on she was looking for a new bunny nest. I was enjoying my lunch and reading outside.

    Without even a darkening of the sky, the heavens opened to a full-fledge deluge. My deck has an awning so my lunch and my Kindle were safe, but my laundry, the grass, Hank, and Ellie got soaked- along with Hank’s cushion. Twenty minutes later it was over as quickly as it started. I could bring the wash in and run it through the spin cycle again or just leave it out there until Sunday or Monday, “Wet” is a natural state for Ellie so she’ll be fine, but Hank is acting pissy because he thinks he’s had a bath. Who knows when the grass will be dry enough to easily cut again?

    • Cisco says:

      if I may.
      So the same people that on most occasions can’t accurately call the weather more than a week, yet they predict that Earth will be a burned out cinder due to global warming , in, well when its convenient or whenever they say so.

    • 1539days says:

      We’re not that close, but the weather here is mimicking yours. Short cloudburst this afternoon.

  20. Helen Kenney says:

    https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/23/blackrock-housing-market-biden-administration-federal-reserve-finance/
    not too much attention being paid to this company and what they are doing. between them with houses and gates with land. something rotten is going on in this country and it does not sound too good for the American citizen

    • Constance says:

      Inflation is going nuts which means the dollar is being devalued. It is out of control and it will not stop soon as the Biden admin says. So the purchasing value of saved money is being eroded. Gas price is up, rent is up, groceries are up. Tangible things hold value so you see rich people who want to stay rich investing in gold, silver, real estate, farm land, and likely Bitcoin or any currency that isn’t run by the Central Bank. Bitcoin is being manipulated by people in the Central Bank which is what causes the volatility, they buy it and dump it all on the same day to cause the price fall, but if you can catch their cycle and get out before they dump it again there is money to be made. Most people don’t yet understand what is happening with inflation.

  21. Mothy67 says:

    Follow you Follow Me is amazing. I can’t get bing to play but those kind tiny words
    Follow You Follow Me
    Genesis
    Stay with me
    My love, I hope you’ll always be
    Right here by my side, if ever I need you
    Oh my love

    In your arms
    I feel so safe, and so secure
    Everyday, is such a perfect day to spend
    Alone with you

    I will follow you, will you follow me?
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
    Just one single tear in each passing year

    With the dark
    Oh I see so very clearly now
    All my fears, are drifting by me so slowly now
    Fading away

    I can say
    The night is long, but you are here
    Close at hand, oh I’m better for the smile you give
    And while I live

    I will follow you, will you follow me?
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
    Just one single tear in each passing year there will be
    I will follow you, will you follow me?
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
    Just one single tear in each passing year
    I will follow you, will you follow me?
    All the days and nights that we know will be
    I will stay with you, will you stay with me?
    Just one single tear in each passing year

  22. threewickets says:

    David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger led the powerful global wholesale LYING organization called the WHO which they proudly referred to as a “Death Cult”. Tawana has taken over for dead dad David Rockefeller, and unclear yet who will take over for the dead Henry Kissinger. Relatives include everybody in the Rothschilds universe. Thoughts?

  23. Dora says:

    One more update.

    Tom and Lorell walked in about a half hour ago. He has a walker, a cane and he is wearing a back brace.

    He’s not ready to go jogging, but he looks much better than the man who left here Monday morning. Lighter too. He lost 20 pounds.

    He insists he feels better at home. He does look more relaxed.

    He received some phone numbers from the rehab for home care therapy, but he wants to rest for the remainder of the day. He will start phoning tomorrow.

    • Cisco says:

      Good news, still watching and 🙏 for all

    • Gram Krakka says:

      That is such good news for you Dora. If Tom has lower back pain related to inflammation related to discs, he may want to ask if an epidural shot would be helpful. An uncle had severe, chronic back pain that was significantly reduced by getting an epidural shot several times a year. Is surgery recommended?

      I had a herniated disc caused by an automobile accident when I was 19. At 22 I had disc surgery. Chronic back pain can be so debilitating. I still have sciatic nerve pain so before doing anything really strenuous I take a muscle relaxant to stiffness and pain.

      As someone who has been either a primary caregiver or co-caregiver for almost 50 years now, sigh, my operating principle is, if the person’s needs can be met safely at home without harming the caregiver too much, great. If not, then we will have to look at other options.

      Fatal falls are one of the greatest risks of home care. Look around your home and prepare to “adult proof” the areas where Tom will be. He will probably shuffle walk, so look for trip hazards like electric cords, scatter rugs, etc. A occupational therapist should be able to help identify how to make your home safer for him.

      The beloved uncle I referred to above, got out of his lift chair in the middle of the night and being unsteady on his feet, stumbled and fell striking his head on the coffee table. So as much as is practical move hard edged furniture out of the way.

      Blood pressure usually drops when getting up out of bed or chairs, so pausing when standing before walking allows it to come back up and reduce dizziness.

      Good luck and take care. Tom is fortunate to have you.

    • votermom says:

      yay
      glad he is home!

    • Angie says:

      I’m glad he’s home.
      Don’t let him slack on getting the home therapy started asap.

    • Somebody says:

      Good news Dora! Tell him we’re all cheering him on. I know you’ll take good care of him and make sure he gets the home therapy. I bet you were very relieved to see him.

    • Constance says:

      Great. Some people just don’t do well at nursing care centers and you just don’t know until you get there. I thought my Dad would revolt and refuse to stay when he broke his hip but he absolutely thrived on the activity around him. He actually went to painting, and singing!! What a relief it was for us for those first few weeks. But I know others who just want to be home and they do well at home. I’m glad he is where he feels best. Now you need to take care of yourself and don’t get overwhelmed.

  24. Gram Krakka says:

    This column by Stacey Lennox about “monoclonal antibody treatments” for COVID-19 has links you might want to bookmark, especially the “HHS Protect Public Data website’s Therapeutics tab to find out where to locate these treatments”.

    If you or anyone you know gets the Rona, you want to know about these therapeutics and be ready to ask your doctor about using them. I took screen shots of location of providers in my area.

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/stacey-lennox/2021/07/22/a-few-questions-for-the-biden-administration-on-the-latest-covid-19-uptick-n1464077

    “First, the FDA granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for monoclonal antibodies in February 2021. The NIH recommended them for outpatient treatment protocols in May 2021. Three monoclonal antibodies are still on the treatment recommendations from the NIH, and the combinations are being updated based on new variants. The Pasteur Institute confirmed in May that two of the currently recommended varieties are effective against the Delta variant. A third, sotrovimab, has data in preprint demonstrating effectiveness against 14 variants, including Delta.

    Vaccination today takes time to be effective, especially the two-dose brands. If a more transmissible variant is already on the increase, where is the public messaging on monoclonal antibodies? Why are healthcare providers not being inundated with information on how to access them? Why aren’t Americans being told where to locate them if they are symptomatic and have a positive test?

    An administration concerned with saving lives would surely know that every unvaccinated American and every primary care provider knew they could go to the HHS Protect Public Data website’s Therapeutics tab to find out where to locate these treatments.

  25. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.denverpost.com/2021/07/22/colorado-plague-death-la-plata-county/

    OH THIS IS JUST GREAT, 1ST A VIRUS, NOW THE PLAGUE, AND SOMEWHERE TODAY I SAW SOMETHING ABOUT A FUNGUS

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  30. Somebody says:

    I’m making progress with my granddaughter and getting her ready for middle school, but our trip to JAX today was a bust…..actually a clusterf@$k

    We picked her up yesterday afternoon and went shopping locally where we found lots of items. I held back some because I knew today was our “big” shopping trip in the big city, HA! Last night we got her makeup at Ulta, plus a lot of other items like skin care and hair essentials, fun stuff like body sprays. We got some clothes at TJ Maxx and then went to Kohl’s, where we got bras and some more clothing items. We could have gotten more at both stores, but why, the world would be our oyster in the big city🙄

    We headed out mid morning, stopped by our local Target to get deodorant and a few other essentials. We found a cute pair of jeans at Target too, only bought one pair because we’re off to the big city!

    There are two ways to head south to JAX, US 17 and I-95, we chose 95 not that 17 would have been any better. We were planning to stop at a shopping center near the airport and then heading to the big one, mecca, The Jacksonville town center on the south east side of town. As we rolled onto 95 we thought WTH? Damn that traffic jam. There was a wreck blocking southbound traffic, if we had chose US 17 we wouldn’t have gotten far as there was a wreck on 17 too.🤯🤯🤯 What would normally be a 15 minute drive turned into an hour and 39 minutes🤪 We got off at the first opportunity and took backroads, since everyone has Google maps we weren’t the only ones. The interstate was blocked for a couple of hours, the traffic backed up into Georgia and we never really got out of it.

    We did go to the shopping center near the airport, we had lunch and hit a couple of stores. We got one top, one dress, and a backpack. The stores were pretty picked over. We got back out in that horrible traffic and tried to make it to “Mecca”. We made it halfway there, slowly, start and stop, bumper to bumper. I was ready to pull my hair out. It was almost 3pm, I told hubby get off the interstate now, by the time we get there rush hour will kick in, ENOUGH! Where we got off was near an older mall. I knew that mall was dying, but I had no idea how bad it had gotten. A complete and total bust, they had lots of stuff buy nothing we wanted. It was all crap that didn’t sell and heavy winter stuff….in Florida? Everything was on clearance, but who cares. My sister called to check on our progress and was like, you’re where? Why? Leave there now it’s not a good place to be are you crazy.

    Sooooo, we headed home. It was so nice to return to our little town. We will try again tomorrow and pray the traffic is better.

    Side note, those of you that live in the NE. Is there anyone left up there?? It sure seems like half your population is in Florida on our interstates driving slow as hell and hitting their brakes every 30 seconds. It is NOT snowbird migration season so what gives?? PA, NY, and NJ your village idiots that can’t drive are lost. Newsflash to any considering joining them, covid is spiking here……be afraid, very afraid, stay home!

    • Somebody says:

      Chosen 17 not chose

    • Myiq2xu says:

      In my younger days I had a foolproof method for dealing with major traffic jams:

      1. Exit freeway
      2. Find a bar (preferably a stripper bar)
      3. Enter bar
      5. Drink until they throw you out
      6. Sleep in vehicle
      7. Drive home when you wake up.

      Sometimes you just gotta stop and smell the strippers.

    • Ann says:

      17 was clear when we were on it today. There was no traffic around The Avenues either.

      On your side note: we are looking to make our escape from New York. We’ve visited a lot of states and places the last few months looking for somewhere that clicks with us. We went back to St Augustine (where we are now) as it was going to be our default (we had had a condo in the area on the beach for five years, sold it in 2017) as we knew the area fairly well, but wanted to see if/how much it had changed since then.

      Pfffffft. Florida keeps building and building but the roadways are underbuilt. We knew St Augustine was underbuilt when we left, and it has only gotten worse with all the additional houses and apartments springing up everywhere.

      I-95 has always been bad, but it didn’t normally get insane until a bit further down the road. Now? It is like bumper cars in NE Florida, too. And, it is all Florida plates; as you said, it isn’t snowbird season. They might be transplants (I didn’t ask for ID), but those weaving in and out of traffic at 90 MPH in bumper-to-bumper traffic do not appear to be the out of state plates, they seem to be homegrown idjits who don’t appear to realize that the left lane no longer flows smoothly at 85 MPH like it did in the old days.

      • 1539days says:

        Some remote workers are never going back.
        Actually, my company hired someone in Florida for a remote position.

      • Somebody says:

        If you made it to the avenues you were ahead of me, that is way south of me. I’m in Nassau county, north of Jacksonville. We’re starting out this morning at the avenues, then the town center and hopefully home by mid afternoon.

        Yes there were plenty of locals in the mix and lots of Georgia tags, but a lot of NY and PA tags in particular. My husband is one of those locals that weaves in and out of traffic. I utterly detest riding in the car with him, it might be OK with Valium.

        Years ago I had to wear a 24 hour heart monitor the Mayo put on me. When I returned to have it removed the doctors looked at the data. One doctor straight up asked me if I had sex just before returning it. I was befuddled at first and then it hit me. I asked what times my heart raced. As the doctor read off the times, I was like…..that would be the 95-295 merger, that one is the Dames point bridge, that one is the JTB merger🤣 The doctor looked and saw a similar pattern when the monitor was first put on, which was our trip home. So I have medical proof my husband’s driving really, really scares me.

        As for interstate 95 being underbuilt, newsflash it’s underbuilt pretty much everywhere. I’d much rather traverse 95 in Florida than in SC, VA, DC, MD, PA, NJ or NY. Interstate 75 is no picnic either.

        St. Johns county in general is popular, has been for decades and as such just keeps booming and building. I don’t know what to tell you, except I don’t see that changing anytime soon. You could move more inland to avoid some of it, but anywhere near the coast it’s going to be like that. That’s why we moved up here, but over the past decade we’ve been discovered too so this is no refuge. It used to be if there were two cars at the red-light it was a traffic jam, those days are long gone.

        You might try the big bend area of Florida or the panhandle, those areas are less developed. You might also consider coastal Georgia. If it is roads you are most concerned with, Georgia is really good with building and maintaining roads.

        • Ann says:

          We went up to Amelia Island yesterday as we were checking it out for possible beach property. 🙂

          We already looked through the panhandle, thanks. Pensacola is very nice except for the flying cockroaches. Right now, our #1 spot is Knoxville, #2 is Pensacola to explore further. We are off to Hilton Head and Charlotte to complete our search.

          • Gram Krakka says:

            Why Knoxville? Just curious. There are several beautiful, large lakes in north central
            TN. TN doesn’t have a state income tax but sales tax is high. I own 16 acres of remote, off-road woodlands close to the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River National Park about 60 miles north of Knoxville. I wanted to build a home there but for now am in Texas helping raise my grandkids.

  31. Helen Kenney says:

    I love Mark Steyn. he is on Tucker tonight and he is so funny. You have to hear his descriptions of the hunter art buyers. you will just laugh. He also asked a reporter at the southern border if they had seen any reporters from the other cable news stations there. The answer was no.

  32. SHV says:

    OMG!!!! Al is watching the Olympic opening and the announcer asked for moment of silence for the Israeli’s killed at the Munich Olympics. The NBC announcers then said he was surprised that was said then mentioned that the Israeli’s were killed by the PALESTINIAN Terrorist group “Black September”. I bet the Squad is going ballistic!

  33. threewickets says:

    By all accounts Uncle Sam (PAV William Randolph Hearst) was a mercurial and Charismatic sociopath with aggressive political agendas and bizarre sexual appetites. His sons, however, made modern America for better or worse. They include Joseph P. Kennedy, Prescott Bush (Cary Grant), Henry Fonda, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Richard Kerry, Robert Maxwell. He made these sons with women who aren’t famous: Ella Park-McCullough, Rose Rothschild, Mustang Sallie, Rozsika Edle, Sister Mary Veronica, Golda Mayer (who is famous). He also had one very famous daughter: Greta Garbo. Uncle Sam High, the private school he founded and I attended, is on Charry Bottom Road. Yes he was probably into S&M aka fascism role playing.

  34. threewickets says:

    If your business is aggressive no-holds-barred cock-blocking like the lunatic gay Tawana Bill, why would you live in a predominantly Catholic town where they love kids? Because your business is aggressive cock-blocking lol. The super gay Jesuit CIA’s global raison d’etre.

  35. 1539days says:

    Some COVID statistic news.
    The latest Delta talking point is that cases have now doubled since last month. This is sort of true, but there has only been an increase of 2% of new positives over that month compared to the total number of positives. The number of deaths over the last month is 1.3% of the total, or about 1/77 of all deaths.

    Media speculation is that even breakout cases are coming from patient zeros who are not vaccinated along the chain. This is bad for the vaccine because 1) less than 15% of the world is vaccinated and 2) it is lending credibility to the theory that early vaccine adopters between December and February can both get the virus and possibly spread it. Blaming unvaccinated people is a logical fallacy because while Americans can probably get some sort of vaccine, the rest of the world can’t and they can still come to the US.

    Pandemics often come in waves over the course of years. Now that we’re in the next round, we can either isolate the high risk people and seek treatment for people infected, or we can attempt the lockdown + vaccine + come to the hospital when you’re on death’s door plan we used in 2020.

  36. lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      The very first thing I heard on the news this morning when I woke up was s report that Cuomo had told Biden the charges against him were led by Trump and were meritle#s and strictly political. I think there should be a national campaign for recall or impeachment of every governor from whatever party that ordered people into nursing homes the way Cuomo did. Every.,Last. One. Of. Them.
      Biden, too.

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