Wednesday Open Thread

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  1. Dora says:

    Good Morning. Such beautiful flowers.

    ……………

    Things are getting ridiculous now. Yikes!

  2. Dora says:

    This is what I’m waiting for.

  3. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      After the “infrastructure” bill passed with 19 GOPers paving the way for the 3.5 trillion on top of that, I’m not sure I see the difference. Why would it matter if Mitch controls the Senate, or if the GOP gets the House. Sorry GOP, you’re not winning me over.

      • lyn5 says:

        America First candidates need to stomp these RINOs into the ground.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Agree, There are a lot of Independents out there! 😀

      • Angie says:

        McConnell & the GOPe oppose their voters not the Democrats.
        That’s why they ignored Dems flagrantly violating election laws & lied that Trump incited an insurrection to sic FBI on his supporters & put DC under military occupation to swear Biden in.

  4. Dora says:

    DeSantis Education Dept. Puts Broward County School Board on Notice After it Defies Governor: Drop Mask Mandate or Lose Salaries

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/desantis-education-dept-puts-broward-county-school-board-notice-defies-governor-drop-mask-mandate-lose-salaries/

  5. Mothy67 says:

    I want more answers.
    My aunt Sara wet the bed one time. One time. The hospital fought to have her placed in a long term care facility. My cousins fought. The reports ard that 60% of covid deaths across the state tookplace in ltc’s. Those numbers might be ten times that if you just look at Pittsburgh and Philly. Hip hooray cuomo is being held accountable for copping a feel. A few democrat governors worked together to kill grandma. Cupmo, wolf knowingly spread a virulent disease. Hold them accountable for murder.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I firmly believe a few governors killed grandma toget rid of Trump. Look at the numbers in PA. Facts dont lie.

      • elliesmom says:

        Killing people in nursing homes saved states a lot of Medicaid funds. I think I’d put that at the top of the list.

        • lyn5 says:

          This year Oregon budgeted $100 million in Medicaid for illegal aliens.

          • lateblum says:

            Well then, the US govt *needs all the elderly and disabled in ltc to pass on quickly. No wonder HCQ, Ivermectin and other interventions have been denied to us.

          • elliesmom says:

            The main reason for discrediting HQC and ivermectin is if a safe and available therapeutic for covid-19 exists, the vaccines wouldn’t have been eligible for an emergency use authorization. Fauci threw out the names of proprietary pharmaceuticals that had a snowball’s chance in hell of being effective enough to cancel the EUAs for the vaccines, but gave the companies some cover. At this point even if the vaccines get full approval, most people believe HCQ and ivermectin are “junk medicine”. Look for a pharmacetical company to release a new and expensive drug with a brand new patent after the vaccines pass or fail full approval.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Plus all of that Free Government money! 👿

        • lateblum says:

          I agree, em. Killing people in nursing homes saves Medicare, Medicaid and other state and federal funds. I’m certain Illinois and other states that also fund employee pension funds would also not be unhappy if retirees also succumbed to the virus – or any other medical issue.

          • swanspirit says:

            Not to mention that most of that age group votes Republican. Killing two grandmas with one bioweapon.

          • lateblum says:

            That’s not necessarily true any more. I am one of only 3 grandmas in my immediate and irl circle who are voting more for Rs than for Ds.
            Present company excluded of course.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          The Nazis called them “useless mouths.”

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Cuomo killec and it seems we will settle for him copping to being rude sexually. What the frued. They killed collectively over 100,000 but touching a boob is what news cares about???

    • elliesmom says:

      Removing Cuomo for sexual harrassment limits the number of other people who go down with him to just a couple of people. The nursing home scandal has more tentacles than an octopus and would rip through a lot of folks. There are lots of reasons people like Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer shamed Cuomo for his sexual misconduct, but continued to praise his response to covid.

    • lyn5 says:

      Murder by covid is the Democrats’ dirty little secret.

    • taw46 says:

      I don’t think the MSM or the left care anything about these women. Someone wanted Cuomo gone, for whatever their reasons, and I am sure we have heard the last of this. I will be surprised if legal case goes forward. And I certainly don’t expect to ever see anyone pay for what they did to the elderly in nursing homes.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I know. I feel terrible for Anthony–Cuomo should have gone down, but I wish that there was a hope in hell that there could be justice for the care home victims.

  7. lyn5 says:

    Dumber than a POS.

    • lyn5 says:

      Ya think?

      Victoria Coates @VictoriaCoates

      Another option would be to encourage and incentivize US domestic production?

  8. lyn5 says:

    Heartbreaking …

    • lyn5 says:

      Tom Bevan @TomBevanRCP

      It turns out French did not have a two-month-old infant. That was a mistake that made its way into original reports, but has since been clarified by her brother and Police Superintendent Brown.

      • elliesmom says:

        One time I’m glad the media got something wrong.

      • lateblum says:

        I wondered if the story about her saving the infant became conflated with her personal bio.
        That error hit Twitter shortly after she was killed. Even before the story of the rush to get the ME ambulance past the lines of CPD who came to honor her.
        I saw photos of leos dressed in tee shirts lined up on the street waiting for the ambulance. They had been off duty when the calls started coming in. So very sad. And so angering the rank and file that they will never forget nor forgive the decision to bypass the ritual honoring police lost while on duty.

        • lateblum says:

          I can tell you one thing. If Ella French had been a poc, she would have had the full farewell ritual afforded to all other CPD. You can bank on it. The mayor is not anything if not a full blown racialist political being.

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    I bring good tidings! 😀

    • foxyladi14 says:

      {Now that the amendment has passed, there are 49 Democrats on the record supporting this sort of modern-day racism being taught to innocent children. Their votes for this anti-American propaganda go directly against the principles this country was founded on}

    • Constance says:

      Wow! That is good news.

  10. elliesmom says:

    There’s a scare on to get kids under 5 vaccinated ASAP because, according to the CDC, the number of kids hospitalized and dying from covid-19 is rising “exponentially”. (Raise your hand if you think most Americans know the difference between linearly, geometrically, or exponentially. Or care, which leaves the media license to use the one that’s scariest, true or not.) The media is reporting the pediatric ICUs are overflowing with kids deathly ill from covid.

    But the major hospitals are saying the kids don’t have covid. They have RSV, a respiratory disease that targets infants, young children, and the elderly. What’s different is this virus is usually most active in the winter, and this time it has reared its head mid-summer. Kids usually get low viral loads in the fall, get the sniffles, build up anti-bodies, and shake off the virus the next time they encounter it. While some kids do die from it, the vast majority don’t get very sick. It’s one of those viruses that make daycare centers and preschools petrie dishes. But now kids are catching the virus and have few anti-bodies to fight it off. Why? The lockdowns have kept them sheltered from other kids for too long, and their immune systems have become sluggish. Another way lockdowns have hurt kids.

  11. Constance says:

    Here is Dr Frank’s presentation from Mike Lindell’s symposium yesterday. You could skip the first 5 minutes.

    • lateblum says:

      This is getting the kind of press inChicago that it deserves.
      Monsters – all of those Lori Lightfoot people.

    • elliesmom says:

      What we need to remember is before Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, fewer than 30% of people in the Massachusetts Colony supported separation from Britain. The support was much lower elsewhere. All of those battles happened a year or so before the Declaration of Independence. The 21st century’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, whether real or metaphorical, has yet to be fired. I believe there are already 30% of the people just waiting for “Bunker Hill”. For a dose of optimism check out Charlie Kirk, the 27-year-old founder of Turning Point. He is the one who gave Candace Owens her first real voice. There are patriots out there, and they aren’t all seniots like us. 🙂

      • helenk3 says:

        I hope so. I am afraid for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren what kind of American will they live in. Will they ever know how great this country was and still could be?

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Wildfires are an annual event in California. And every year some firefighter gets arrested for starting one or more. One year it was a firefighter’s mom.

  12. helenk3 says:

    https://www.news18.com/news/world/us-health-body-urges-covid-vaccines-during-pregnancy-as-delta-surges-4073918.html

    I am not too sure about this. I remember taking medicine for morning sickness and finding out later that it could cause cancer in the children as they grew up. My daughter did get cancer and thank God it was caught in time. Also, remember the thalidomide and the damage that caused.

    • elliesmom says:

      I have a neighbor who is pregnant for the third time. Her doctor will not give her the vaccine until after she gives birth, promises him she’s OK if the vaccine limits her future fertility, and gives serious consideration to bottle feeding the baby.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I know a lady who is in the early stages of pregnancy and now contemplating an abortion because she had the shot and is terrified of what it could have done to the baby. Unfortunately, she is at an age where this might be her only chance to have a child. I feel so sad for her.

  13. Mothy67 says:

    I wish I could scream louder and top it off by screaming even louder. My aunt Sara had one episode. ONE which involved a medical staff person. One time she wet the bed. She doesn’t wander off. Most of her days are good. The hospital brought in “authorities” to try and force Carole to put her in get this Caine nursing home. Only Carole was permitted to see her because of lockdown. They bullied Carole hard. Her brother is a chiropractor. Hospital didn’t know he existed as they had this one person policy. He called me. I called old friends. There was going to be armed security and an attorney walked to the hospital demanding all medical records. She was released that day. It’s been over a year. Sara has Alzheimer’s. No one denied that, but it was honestly her first real episode and it was only dirty sheets. The hospital was trying to have her court ordered into Caine hospital. Rumor has it 75% of patients died from the covid. 75%! Sara went home. There are law suits simmering. It won’t effect Carol or my aunt as they were able to skirt the death panel but other families didn’t have the access we had. There was something nefarious going on. It was horror film material. Only Carol could see her. Carol has a high school education. Administration was pushing her around. She was scared. She thought she could trust medical professionals. Granted these were not the nurses or the doctors. It was administration ordering yes ordering she put Sara in a home. Carol has no children, but her brother Billy has 4 and he’s a doctor. We are tribe. Pure unadulterated white trash. My aunts are my moms. We grew up streets away from each other. Every day was about my cousins. It shines through with things like Miriam. People have attacked me hard for my very gay MAGA hat. Miriam was staying here long before Trump. I fuel islamaphobia with a hat in the middle of suburbia. Okay shut it or I will have your face make the very real acquaintance with a 2 by 4. I do fantazize about hitting libs in the head and I offer no apology. Miriam was born in Basra. Her parents were translators. Dad got murdered. Mom came to the states. She works in banking. Single mom in another country. The banking hours made it hard to deal with school. Miriam was just here. It wasn’t grandiose I put no pathetic sign in my yard telling everyone I am screaming liberal. I want a sign that says in the house resides an asshole. Miriam lived her for years. When you come from my stew it’s what you do. I have been called all kinds of somethings cause of a rainbow MAGA hat. Fuck off is my go to response. Age is my nephew who is not my nephew. He is same age as Shay. They have always known each other. They fight. He is my brothers wife’s sister’s kid. He didn’t know he was black. He spends every holiday here. It never came up. He’s A J not a race.
    My neighborhood has lots of feel good signs. Love is love. Hate has no home here. Yadda yadda yadda. Sandi lives at the end of the block in what should be a shoe. I check on her during covid cause that is what my idiot parents done did raise. I get her groceries and pick up meds. Igot her internet. Simples with blaring yard signs have never asked if she is okay.

  14. helenk3 says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-adjusts-florida-covid-19-numbers-after-health-department

    no this was not a propaganda move against DiSantis, and I am 21 and look like Linda Darnell

  15. elliesmom says:

    HOW TO KNOW IF YOU “FOLLOW THE SCIENCE”. – posted by someone named Ari Whitten on Facebook

    Here’s the definitive checklist to know if you or someone you know “follows the science.” …
    1. I believe that it’s just a coincidence that gain-of-function research was being done for years on SARS-like coronaviruses in the city where COVID started. Of course, it’s of natural origin — I believe in the science!
    2. I believe lockdowns are an amazing intervention that made covid go away, and that they saved millions of lives. And I believe this even though there are now 30+ analyses of the world data showing ZERO effect of lockdowns on overall covid mortality. (And even though lockdowns have simultaneously caused massive harms in terms of child abuse, spousal abuse, mental illness, drug abuse, and suicides).
    3. I believe, as the CDC said a year ago “If we all wore masks for 4-6 weeks, we would drive this virus into the ground.” Even though the US data, and data from all over the world has proven this badly wrong, and has shown virtually no detectable suppression effect.
    4. I believe that there are no other possible things we could do for covid, other than lockdowns, masks, and vaccines — even though there is abundant evidence for other EXTREMELY safe and effective treatments options with radically better safety profiles. Why do I believe this? Because I follow the science, of course!
    5. I believe, like over 50% of the population in the U.S. believes, that covid has a mortality rate of between 5-15% — which is a whopping 30-100x higher than the true infection mortality rate of 0.15%. Why do I believe this? Because I love spending all my time having a level of fear that is wildly disproportionate to the actual risk, like any good follower of “the science.”
    6. I believe that between 25-50% of those who get covid are hospitalized – even though the real number is between 1-5%.
    7. I believe that EVERYONE – even healthy people and young people – get severe covid, so we’re all equally at risk. Even though 94.9% of covid hospitalizations are in people with pre-existing conditions (mainly diseases of lifestyle like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, etc.). So if you follow the science, you know we should definitely ignore all the data showing how important metabolic health is. Health isn’t about nutrition and lifestyle — it’s about masks and vaccines!
    8. I believe wearing masks early on saved hundreds of thousands of lives, because only “conspiracy theorist” “anti-maskers” don’t believe that. Even though the evidence is now clear that cloth masks do NOTHING to stop the spread of covid, and the overall evidence shows that if anything, they increase risk of covid. That’s why I double up and wear two or even three masks — because they work, and I believe in science!
    9. I believe PCR tests are a perfectly legitimate and accurate way to diagnose covid, even though the Nobel prize-winning scientist who invented PCR testing technology (who btw, coincidentally died just a couple months before covid started) said explicitly that the test should NEVER be used for diagnosis. Oh, and I believe the number of cycles of amplification is irrelevant, even though consensus is that no more than 32 cycles should be used to detect an actual “live infection” – and almost all labs around the world were using upwards of 40 cycles, which resulted in over 50% of cases being falsely labeled an active case.
    10. I believe the CDC and Fauci, who said just a few months ago that the vaccines have 95% efficacy in preventing infection. Even though the real world data out of Israel now makes it clear that the Pfizer vaccine has 0% efficacy against the delta variant for preventing infection. But even though my beloved vaccines just went from near 100% efficacy to prevent infection to 0%, I still “trust the science” and think now more than ever, that the solution is obviously more vaccines.
    11. I believe that vaccinated people don’t spread the virus because they have low viral loads because the CDC said “Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, and don’t get sick.” Even though the data now shows that not only are the vaccinated easy to infect (as easy as unvaccinated, based on the Israeli data), but they carry just as high or higher viral load as the unvaccinated and spread it easily.
    12. I believe the unvaccinated pose a deadly risk to us all, because they are “variant factories”, even though it is actually specifically the interaction of the virus with immune systems of VACCINATED people that creates the selective pressure that drives the evolution of vaccine-resistant strains. (In the same way that the presence of antibiotics drives the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria).
    13. Even though I believe my vaccine gives me 95-100% protection against severe covid, I am still DEATHLY AFRAID of unvaccinated people (as the MSM tells me to be), even though there is no scientific rationale for my fear.
    14. I believe that even people who already had covid (more than 50% of the US population) should get the vaccine, even though the data is now clear that immunity from natural infection is massively superior to vaccine-induced immunity.
    15. I believe that children should be forced to get the vaccine, so we can stop the spread and achieve herd immunity – even though any basic risk analysis would immediately show that since no healthy children have even died from covid, and some children get rare serious adverse effects from the vaccine, like myocarditis, this risk analysis makes no scientific sense.
    16. I believe that they should be VACCINE passports, not IMMUNITY passports, because even though we now know that natural immunity is vastly superior to vaccine-induced immunity, I’m not one of those crazy anti-vaxxers. You know, I believe in the science! So we need VACCINE passports, where natural immunity doesn’t count.
    17. I believe that we should turn the entire world’s population of HEALTHY, DISEASE-FREE people into guinea pigs for an experiment with a novel medical technology with no long-term safety data. It’s the only smart thing to do in light of a virus that kills only 0.15% of people (1.5 out of every 1,000 people it infects – mainly elderly people with pre-existing conditions.) I believe this, even though experimenting on the general population of healthy people with a medical technology with no long-term safety data is a basic violation of medical ethics.
    18. I believe we urgently need to MANDATE VACCINE PASSPORTS to stop covid, since it’s the only way we can get back to normal. Even though it’s now abundantly clear that the vaccine has 0% or close to 0% efficacy in preventing infection, vaccinated people are getting covid in droves, they have just as high of viral load as unvaccinated people, and spread it to others just as easily as unvaccinated people do. Thus, the entire scientific rationale for vaccine passports just evaporated, but I STILL believe we urgently need them, because I follow the science!
    19. I believe the vaccines provide 95-100% protection against hospitalization and death. Even though the latest Israeli data shows that 200 of the 260 currently hospitalized covid patients over 60 are fully vaccinated, which is only about a 15% reduction in the number of hospitalized vaccinated people compared to what would be expected if the vaccine had 0% efficacy.
    20. I am extremely certain that the vaccines are perfectly safe. I believe this, even though we have no-long term safety on this novel medical technology, and even though the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology is warning the world of serious potential hazards, like a massive epidemic of autoimmune disease. Even though it’s absurd for me to MORE confident in the safety of mRNA vaccines than the INVENTOR of mRNA vaccine technology, I do believe that. I am certain they are perfectly safe even without long-term safety data, because I follow the science, and he’s probably just one of those crazy anti-vaxxers.
    21. I believe the only way we can reach herd immunity is by vaccinating nearly the whole population (and forcing people to get the vaccine, even if they don’t want it). I believe this even though virtually all of the most vaccinated countries in the world — with almost the entire population vaccinated — are having huge surges of covid, and it’s now clear that the vaccines DO NOT provide herd immunity and stop covid. The chief epidemiologist of the most vaccinated country in the world just said that natural infection is the only way to actually achieve herd immunity. But that’s because he’s an anti-vaxxer and doesn’t follow the science like me!
    ______________________
    Now you know how to tell if you and others believe in “the science.” This is the fool-proof way to tell.
    If you believe in all of this utter pseudoscientific drivel, then you too are a believer in “the science.” 🙂

    • lyn5 says:

      • lyn5 says:

        good thread.

        • lyn5 says:

          Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald

          What has happened is what some tried to warn would happen but it’s worse than most of us realized:

          When people like Alex Jones and Milo started getting de-personed from the internet, most cheered. In 4 short years, we’re now at the point where almost no dissent is allowed.
          9:00 AM · Aug 11, 2021·

          • lyn5 says:

            Stop calling them liberals, Glenn.

            Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald

            Just look at the number of liberals cheering and justifying YouTube’s suspension of Rand Paul for his comments on masks — ones echoed by Biden’s own former COVID adviser — and you’ll see why this faction is completely authoritarian.

            They crave corporate speech policing.

            There was always an authoritarian strain in US liberalism. But it become the dominant strain — the defining strain — when they got convinced during the Trump years that they were on the front lines fighting a fascist takeover, and now believe their adversaries are criminals.

            There’s one key point overlooked in discussions of Big Tech censorship.

            Even if you want to reject the view adopted by the House Antitrust Committee that these are monopolies, their censorship is *not* purely “private company” decisions. They’re coerced by Dems to censor.

            Over the last year, Congressional Dems — at least 3 times — have summoned the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter and *explicitly threatened that they’d be punished with laws and regulations if they don’t censor more. That makes it quasi-state action.

          • Constance says:

            Dr Shiva has a lawsuit in the midst of being heard that links big tech to government officials and censorship. He has presented his evidence in court. He can’t get a lawyer and so he is presenting his entire case himself.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            I wish the courts would get with it. We’re headed to the Ninth Circuit on the state-action issue. Trial-court judge ruled that pressure from individual legislators on Big Tech doesn’t equal state action because no law has been passed.

      • lyn5 says:

        • jadzia1971 says:

          And here I am, took care of two babies of mine who had chicken pox, and I STILL haven’t gotten it.

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  19. Somebody says:

    I’m back in the saddle after a year and 5 months off the grandkids are back. School started yesterday, but my son took the day off, so today is my first day back. Already excitement, middle grandchild missed the bus this afternoon, she went to the car rider line.

    Bus arrived with her little sister, but not her😲 Freaking school doesn’t answer it goes straight to voice-mail, brilliant🙄 On top of that there’s a new bus driver this year and the woman is a lying moron. She tries to tell us granddaughter got off at a different stop in a neighborhood 5 miles from here that isn’t even on the bus route. In fact our stop is the first stop on this route, there was nowhere else for a child to get off the bus. She’s new and was clearly concerned she had left a kid at the school, she was desperately trying to call her bosses, she did NOT want us to call the school. We did, but as I said they didn’t answer. Hubby was like how about I call the sheriff’s department instead.

    The mix up was totally on my granddaughter, she just spaced out and went to the car rider line. They’ve been car riders for a year and a half. However, this bus driver clearly wasn’t concerned about the missing child, she was concerned about her job, what a witch.

    All is well that ends well I suppose……..now the middle school bus is 30 minutes late, argh

  20. Dora says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me.

  21. Dora says:

  22. helenk3 says:

    random thought

    China did give bid-on and the benedicts a weapon to undermine just about every area of this country. do not know if it was by accident or on purpose but it is one hell of a weapon

  23. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

  24. Dora says:

  25. Mothy67 says:

    I am angry. Really mad. I tried to placate. It’s been over a year of shit show. My job is the self centered little dork next door. Her life is what counts. I don’t really care about much else. I am 54 and bored by myself. Covid does not scare me. I think I have become too dull for what a pandemic wants. I couldn’t even drink myself to death. Talk about vapid person. This cuomo stuff has my blood boiling. I am supposed to be upset he touched a boob? Hello.guy touches bubbie? Grass is green. Water is wet. Sky is blue. I had professionally to deal with many an idiot. More than once I dealt with Broadway stars where I had to say let’s do us both a favor and just tuck junior back in his pants. I had to address the penis. My life didn’t end. I didn’t need hours of therapy so I could figure out how to cross the street without becoming a puddle. Fat Broadway producer waved his mini me at me. I made 16 thousand dishing out Jambalaya. 16000 para me. Food cost was 40 I paid two waiters and a cook 1400. I made over twelve thousand for one hour because I didn’t give two shits about a dude spanking his monkey in my presence. I was Broadway adjacent for my adult life. I was pissed off about Kevin Spacey. I worked that arena for decades. I find it laughable that celebs cry foul. It’s sex 24/7. Spacey placed a teen boy at an adult party on a bed. He got crucified. He didn’t engage the child. I have seen filth. A drunk closeted gay man moving a child safely to a bed doesn’t even register. You should bear witness to midnight madness. I did first hand. Midnight Madness was an AA group that ran all night. There are men who feed on the broken. I was there I saw it with my own two eyes. I had snorted heroin at 23. Was not my thing. I can’t be judgemental. I did not like it. I got to be with the downtown art world. I did it for a few weeks. I love being drunk not a mature glass of wine with brunch. I love being tanked. I have zero room to judge. Heroin just didn’t fill/feel me. I quit but I got dope sick. I wanted to not be sick. I went to Midnight Madness everynight for months. It was then on Houston and Verrick it was all night AA. My nephew Jimmy thought I was a god. He’d be working on a little ditty he wrote I’d say let Lou Reed listen. He was floored that I know every rock star that battled addiction. I ate many an egg dish with many a “star” feta tomato omelets with cheese fries sitting up all night. Thing was most people struggling were very decent but kids came in at 21 ( I was only 23) and a few guys were vampires. I saw it over and over again. Don’t tell me people are upset anout Cuomo. Its charade. Power people fuck. Everyone turns a blind eye. He may have killed 30,000 seniors but he will only be held accountable for fondling a tit. What horse shit?

    • votermom says:

      I agree with you – it’s a farce. Being a Dem is like working in a company where, say, personal emails on the company email system are not allowed, ostensibly, but everyone does it.
      Then if they want to fire someone, they use breaking that rule as the excuse. Not the real reason, which might be “got caught over billing clients due to mgt pressure” – coz that could drag mgt into a lawsuit.

    • swanspirit says:

      I agree with you 1000% I just have to watch my blood pressure. I took care of abused children,for years. I have seen the damage done to children at fragile ages.
      AND much later worked in a nursing home/rehab. We had concierge care. I was there for the families when their loved ones died. I called the funeral homes after I took the bodies to a waiting room. I cannot imagine, or, don’t want to imagine, what went on in those facilities where the rubber met the road caused by the monster Cuomo.
      I think the resignation is not even a slap on the wrist. It’s just an excuse to avoid holding him responsible for those deaths, because he was coordinating with other democrats, to not use the remedies provided by President Trump.
      Just like they wouldn’t use , and demonized, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir. They didn’t care if people died. They care about power, not the preservation of life. That’s what they have in common with Chinese Communists.

  26. lyn5 says:

    My new fav:

    ┌∩┐(ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐

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  28. SHV says:

    “China Mulls Crackdown on National Pastime: Singing Karaoke”

    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/karaoke-07092021100747.html
    *****
    “They are worried that certain unstable factors in society will use different methods to destabilize the regime,” Tian told RFA.

    “There is a huge, internal and external propaganda drive afoot in the cultural sphere right now,” he said. “It’s all about ideological control.”
    ***
    That could never happen here…(sarc)

  29. helenk3 says:

    https://www.chicksonright.com/blog/2021/08/09/psaki-being-called-nice-is-sexist-and-a-little-diminishing/

    what a twit. guess she forgot it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice

  30. elliesmom says:

    Today I was asked a question by someone who deserves an answer from me. She wanted to know why I carry a mask in my purse if I don’t think they work. The answer is while I seldom go anywhere that requires me to wear a mask, when I do, I’m always with someone I care about. While I’m perfectly OK with starting a ruckus myself, I have to be aware the person I’m with might not want to take part.

    Several years ago Elliesdad and I were standing in line to buy tickets to go into the Space Needle in Seattle. We were meeting some of Elliesdad’s tech friends who live in the area who had invited us to join them for lunch in the restaurant at the top. In the ticket area there was young man who was trying to talk people out of buying tickets to show support for the “underpaid” people who work at the Needle. He approached me and I asked him a series of questions. Had he interviewed for the job? Had the interviewer described the job accurately, explained the hourly wage, the company benefits, hours, and paid time off, and the path to advancement? Had the company met what they promised? He answered yes to all of my questions. So I asked him what his beef was? Why was he trying to reduce the revenues of a company that had behaved honorably toward him? If he wanted higher wages, what had he done to make himself worth them?

    I got a round of applause from the tourists near us and a hug from ED. We bought our tickets, met our friends, and were seated at a table. During the course of our lunch, several people from the ticket line stopped by our table to share how much they had enjoyed watching me shut the young man down. Our companions were ED’s friends, not mine, and it became clear as more people stopped by they agreed with the young man. They confessed they would have honored his request but they were pretty sure we were already at the restaurant. Eventually, even our waitress became a bit hostile. We parted company with ED’s friends amicably, but they never reached out to ED again. and declined our invitation to dinner when they visited Boston. ED said he didn’t care, but my behavior, as authentically me as it gets, had cost him some friends.

    So as much as I wanted to ask the young person working at the zoo at the door of the primate building what science was behind making people wear masks to protect the monkeys from covid, who were behind layers of glass, I just put on a mask and walked through because I didn’t want to embarrass a friend or put the poor kid on the spot. IOW, I’ve learned to choose my battles with concern for others. But the number of people I care enough about to bite my tongue for is shrinking.

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  33. Mothy67 says:

    Did you finish watching Blood Red Sky? I put it on for background thinking just another netflix shit show. I was riveted when she busts out. I was really in awe. How do you get away with writing a vampire on a plane? When cheesy movies are good there is nothing better. Just fun. A grown person sat down and actually wrote that. It was a blast but it boggles the mind to think a person was able to pen that. It was so not American. Terrorists and a cut your throat momma bear vampire on an overnight plane. I’d give my eye teeth to have sat in that production meeting. How do you sell that story. It was fun I just cant believe any one said okay lets make this movie?!?!?!?

  34. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣

  35. Angie says:

    Why is this crackhead always videoing himself naked?

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