Wednesday Open Thread

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  1. Dora says:

    COVID INSANITY: Tennessee medical director sent herself a “dog muzzle” in fake “hate crime” hoax

  2. Anthony says:

    Today’s flowers are another of my favorites. They’re called Nerine Lilies, and are even more spectacular seen in person than this excellent photo depicts them.

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s a beautiful aboretum near my old house. Some of it is purposefully planted, and some is woodland all with several miles of handicapped accessible trails. I used to take Crash for walks there when she was a toddler. They let dogs on leashes come, too, so Ellie got a lot of training there. In one part of the park there’s a garden where all of the flowers are white. Nerine lilies are one of the featured flowers. While it was one of my favorite parts of the arboretum, it didn’t catch Crash’s interest. Then one day I took her down a different path, and there was another garden with beautiful pink nerine lilies. She said we should “call the fairies back to paint the flowers in the white garden pink, and while we were talking to them, get them to bring their purple paint and get some of the other flowers. White is boring.”

      • Mothy67 says:

        My grandfather used to feed me Jack & Ginger and take me into the back room to help sort the bets for the daily number. It was last three digits of the I guess dow jones. No personal computers we had to sort through slips to find winners. It was fun being a 4/5/6 year old drinking cheap bourbon in a criminal enterprise. Confess I wouldn’t change it, but damn you with those grandkids amaze me. Going to the 10th level of corney, but you remind me that even though Shay is almost 15 and had to get the pill cause her cramps were so bad I can still be a better man for her. Cheers.

    • helenk3 says:

      take a couple of day and travel down to Longwood Gardens. It is on the Pa -Del border.. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Build by the DuPonts and is 5000acres of flowers, trees, and bushes.

      • lateblum says:

        I had never heard of Longwood Gardens before I came here all those years ago. But since that time, I have yearned to visit in person. And maybe someday I will be able to do that. But everyone’s praises and photos, and videos are wonderful virtual experiences. Thank you all.

        • helenk3 says:

          I love it there. when I die I want someone to smuggle my ashes there and sprinkle me among the flowers

          • lateblum says:

            We did that with thrashes of my closest friend when she died. They are in the garden of her church. The garden is flourishing. 💕

  3. Mothy67 says:

    I was thinking about refugees and the obama/biden plan to eradicate/destroy the suburbs. My suburban town has gotten a shit load of refugees. Real estate is very moderate here. You can get a home for under 300. Very small school, great park, pool. Very low crime. There’s a section 8 area which is where most crime blossoms. It”s not race. I’d say 85% of the pattern is white. 99% of the time it’s booze and the offenders are a bit older. It’s a suburb of 10,000. I’d guesstimate 10 to 15 % are from Nepal. Lord knows they open up tons of shops. There are five convenience stores within five blocks of the high school which is two blocks from the police department. No one seemed to care there was/is a casino in the basement during plandemic. Anyhow my point is refugees move here how do they get a mortgage? It’s a wanna be town. Nothing special. As I said crime is almost unheard of. Domestic stuff or minor shop lifting. We have tons of police. It abuts the city. I can walk to downtown I just can’t walk back. Uphill coming back, no thanks. My 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house on zillow estimates 310. Oh who ever buys this house will need to hire everyone on HGTV to fix er up. I don’t want to be bothered. It’s about Brat graduating. She can have it. I don’t want it. Okay back to my point my taxes are high (small school) somewhere between 800 and 900 a month. I refinanced to get new windows and create some freaky trust. Should I drop dead there’s enough to cover taxes and mortgage for ten years. I have no idea how it works cause the sliding glass doors in the basement apartment shouldn’t take ten years to payoff. Somehow if I die or walk away from the house it goes to brat tax free???? Ugh I lose my train of thought.
    My point or rather my question is how do a 100 refugees get a decent home in a decent neighborhood, but biden wants to build projects in the suburbs for the “blacks”They cry race. Projects never work. Has no one in Biden admin watched Good Times. I will laugh myself to death if they try in Mt Lebanon. It’s a 5 minute drive, but it’s filled with the woke. Mark Cuban and the stripper guy from Magic Mike who married Sofia Vagara are from there. It has the highest public school acceptance in the state to Ivy League Schools. One of the best public schools in the country. Biden wants to build affordable housing there. I will chuckle as I watch the super suburban Karens on crack fight. Will they want to defund the police? It blows me away how liberal academics are blind to all reality. They build section 8 or whatever county housing is called. These poor kids won’t be taking horse back riding classes or summer anywhere. I have friends making mid 6 figures and they cannot kerp up. It’s a far cry from Beverly Hills but it is high achievement how does dropping poor kids into an environment like that help anyone. I can’t even begin to discuss the facet that they are essentially saying we will do a transplant. We have cancer raging in the bronx we have no idea how to treat it so we will transplant some of the urban poison into a healthy neighborhood and assume that will fix what is wrong in the Bronx. Do any of these Ivy League adventurers ever dare to think beyond their own thoughts. The suburban plan is akin to Afghanistan in that dumb dumbs will be shocked at negative outcomes. Proggies operate and believe that only the present NOW feeling matters no ability to forecast. Watch Maddow for ten minutes. Lefties think she is soooooo smart. Why cause she went to correct schools. All she does is give emotional reactions. I’ve never heard her genius walk around a subject. It’s just emotion.
    Original point refugees from Nepal somehow live in 200 thousand dollar homes and get their own businesses,but don’t you fret black momma we are going to get to live in a suburban newly created ghetto. You win you can cry racism about everything forever.

    • elliesmom says:

      The town where I used to live has a large Brazilian population for the size of the town. They are more than welcome, especially since they opened a Brazilian barbecue restaurant. But here’s how they did it.

      The town is an old mill town. During the Civil War the woolen mill made blue wool blankets one month and gray wool ones the next. The mill still exists in the center of town. At one time it was the headquarters for Digital Equipment. Surrounding the mill are buildings that used to be boarding houses for the single young women and men who worked in the mills. Those buildings have been turned into store fronts on the first floor and apartments on the second and third. A little further away, but you can still easily see the mill, were a couple of blocks of row houses. They were homes to families who worked at the mill. They were falling into some disrepair, and while the town isn’t an inexpensive place to live, the row houses were being sold at attractive prices.

      One family (brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins) pooled their resources and bought a block of 4 attached homes. Four brothers came together, leaving their families in Brazil. They moved into one of the houses and started renovating the other three. They put the three homes up for sale and used the money from the sale to buy two more blocks. Now they owned enough houses to bring all of their spouses and the kids with empty houses left to renovate so they sent for their immediate families. They kept buying more blocks of houses and selling some and moving families into others until all of the extended families amd close friends had come to the US. Everyone had a beautifully renovated home and established contacts. Most of the homes they sold went to people outside their family, but still from Brazil. Ironically, the state cited the town for “segregating” our minority population.

      The answer to your question about how they do it is that “refugees” are not always poor. If they are immigrants who don’t have a need to escape from their country of origin and can take some time, they often pool their resources with people left behind and reach back. Once the Brazilians were able to purchase the first homes with cash, getting mortgages on the next group was pretty easy. They had jobs here and an established residence. Their craftsmanship in renovating these 19th century homes made the brothers highly sought after by other people in town trying to renovate homes from the same era (like me).

      We lived in the next neighborhood out where the homes were standalone, a bit bigger and were from the same era. Our house had been built for himself by the man who built all the others. A little further out the homes are of the “modern era”. The town has pretty much reached its limits. There’s not much vacant land left. The commuter rail to Boston is nearby, and it’s right in the middle of the tech corridor so the Brazilians have made a good investment should they decide to spread out.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I am so grateful that the powers that be chose Nepal refugees to deposit here, but there are no industries here. They all own shops. The point I was attempting to make is that refugees are often set up in businesses. At the top of my street a very high end fro yo shop oppened. It was nice I visited a few times. There is some foot traffic but its 2 miles from the park and the pool. At least 5 businesses have closed in the same spot. It rains and snows here a lot. A few people on town whatever said people didn’t go cause of racism. That blatant lie shit infuriates me. Nothing can stay open there. This guy got a loan. Come on man who even with a government guarentee would not say this won’t work. I bet they put in 250 in the place. I repeat myself it is not sustainable with foot traffic. It was above the shopping center. No parking.
        My real point was everyone is crying racism now, but black guys without great credit can’t open up a yogurt shop. Who is banking refugee businesses. Within 5 blocks of brat’s school there are 5 convenience stores. It makes no sense. No bank would give you a loan to open a convenience store next to a convenience store. One is actually right next to another.

        • elliesmom says:

          My point is that many immigrants who come to this country don’t need to be financed by a bank or get government loans. They’re free to make their own business decisions, good or bad. They come with money and backing from the people they left behind who hope to follow them. When we think of immigrants, we often think about the ones who come here and line up at Western Union to send money back to their relatives every week. But there’s a lot of money that flows in the other direction, too. Like foreign students who come to some of our most expensive colleges. They aren’t taking scholarship money away from American students. They’re paying the full ticket price. Their tution money actually helps American students. It’s why colleges scream so loudly when the government shuts down travel, and the foreign students can’t come.

          • Mothy67 says:

            So foreign banks have given scads of money to literally open two convevience stores next to each other. The refugees are laundering money? I cannot see how 5 7/11 type stores can exist within 5 blocks of each other only two have parking. I could not pay my home electricity on what they might sell on a busy day.

          • elliesmom says:

            No, I’m saying they don’t need banks at all. I have a very good friend who is Jewish. His synagogue chipped in and put up the cash he needed to start his own business, and he paid them back. No bank needed. His community helps each other out. You’re in an “American mindset” where people go to strangers to get money when they need it. Many cultures do things differently. It’s not foreign banks laundering money. It’s family and friends.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I am very seriously considering opening a book store in the now shuttered due to covid coffee shop. The place was open for at least 15 years so they sold enough brew to keep the lights on. There is one used book store near me, zero new. Barnes &Noble is a half hour away. The used book store is across the street from the August Wilson museum. They did not have one thing by August Wilson. It looked like it wanted to be like The Strand in NYC. But really just earthy vegans. No business sense. I turned around a heroin bar in a decent neighborhood into a place a woman could come in after work and grab a drink and feel safe. I was laughed at. No way that’s not the boro. I scrubbed, painted, kept the lights up. Two months later police were showing up because they had been called I exceeded my occuppancy. It was a small bar with a big backroom. I needed to make 6,000 a week to break even in 3 years. I was doing 17 to 23. Again I got police noise complaints. I had a guage and before I opened I went to every possible neighbor and talked about noise. There was of course a jukebox sometimes people sing along a person might hold the door open to long. I said call me I will fix it. I asked after police visit no one made a call at least not a neighbor. People were pissed when I bought it. I was offering something different. My focus was a clean well lit place. Previous owner had some wierd reaction and went around telling everyone it was a gay bar. It was in a mostly shuttered steel town. I said game on bitch. I hired the locals who had been cheerleaders and football players. I put up a curse jar not because I wanted to police language just to remind people you’re in public. This is no longer a saloon will you will readily get narcan. All proceeds went to the middle school Christmas drive. The previous owner wanted me to fail. She tried hard. Mitt Romney was running for president. I don’t understand her mentality. We paid her 40,000 for a pit. Word got out her gay thing backfired. All the construction, road worker guys came in. Those are my peeps. I’m steel town. They’d come in knowing where curse jar was going. Tell me to fuck off call me a f a g got in the endearing way and drop in a 20. The best guys. I actually prefer cardhardt and dickies to levi’s. I am blue collar. I got bored when it was fully running. My sister in law got involved (my brother and I owned it) She came from Family Dollar management. One day she was in tears because I was kissing a woman at that bar. Her brain like broke in half that her gay brother in law could be attracted to a woman. Dawn was so deliciously crazy. Had a doctorate degree if there is such a thing as life skills. She teaches at a prison now. Dawn was joyous. So my brother laid down a rule I can’t kiss women at the bar. He told me his marriage and his son depended on me not making out with chicks. I said no. I am not even slightly bi, but dawn was like a painting. Such a random person whose mind fascinated me. We were each making a 1000 a day to do almost nothing. I really put the keys in the door and let my baby I made speak for itself. We didn’t open til 11 you can open at 8.Drew called me at like 7:45 telling me tornado warnings no work today. I said sorry guys I live 30 minutes away. They said we are outside fa g got.
        I quit cause my SIL threatened him with his 21 year old son. I was actually bored. I had created something and I did well. We sold after I quit because my brother got the wierdest job in the world. He says they sell cigarettes in kiosks outside of walmart.
        Anyhow I put me into this bar. I had the priests doing tequila shots. It had been a heroin den. I really wanted to write when I was young. I was spared that talent.
        Maybe this sounds petulant, but I did the same with my brat. I saw something and I didn’t give a rat’s ass what anyone else saw. I gave every speck I had to her. I betcha if you took a sampling of abandoned baby girls with mom’s in psych hospitals and dad’s in jail that were raised by great gay uncles with a thirst for bourban most would not have black belts, meet with state senators, attend conferences at CMU, swim star, volleyball,softball, track With da brat but I built that. She has little need for me. I don’t mean she’s like a bar.
        I just know I’m not all she needs now. She has grown up.
        So why not a bookstore/coffee shop where there are none for miles. I worked for a second at Sine. I think I could make it an older person’s cafe with regards to readings.

        • elliesmom says:

          I don’t have a clue about your area, but where I live small bookstores are all pretty much gone and have been for a long time. They were put out of business by the smaller chains like Lauriat’s and Waldenbooks. They managed to keep a little bit of the charm of a small mom and pop for awhile. Then they gave way to the big chains like Barnes and Noble and Borders. B&N put Borders out of business. B&N added cafes to change the ambience a bit. Lately, they’ve been moving out of the high rent places for the less expensive strip malls. They’ve also been adding a lot of “not books” to their shops. A small chain of bookstores that was highly popular for awhile were used bookstores called “Annie’s Book Swap”. You brought in books and exchanged them for credit in the store. What has taken off with the older folks in my town is a European style bakery with a small cafe.

  4. helenk3 says:

    what a guy encourage CHina to rise and he is bid-on’s national security advisor

    • foxyladi14 says:

      bid-on didn’t win,It was stolen for him. 👿

      • lateblum says:

        Despite the published/certified numbers, I do not believe Biden carried any district by 25 points, except possibly in states like Illinois or NY or Ca, etc. where the blue is strong.

    • Constance says:

      Let me guess….White supremacists with tiki torches gathered from across America and yelled racial slurs and mailed dog muzzles causing………and Trump………causing Afghanistan to fall but not to worry the cure for this is immediately impeach Trump even though he is not President.

  5. Mothy67 says:

    I have a feeling some of my most liberal lawyer connected friends are feeling troubled by those of us calling bullshit on Nov selection. Think about it they have literally gotten a way with the complicit death of an ambassador. Sure many of us didn’t buy the youtube shit for a second, but they trudged on with smaller lies concerning the event in Benghazi. They nominated Hitlary to run for president. Obamas school records sealed. His birth certificate. They yelled conspiracy and assumed they beat us to the ground. I really think they thought they couod pull off this coup and in a few months we’d move on to something else.i don’t believe they are capable of grasping what it is Trump represented. What America first means. Who knows what pollution both sides blew up our asses. Before the doses were distateful, but we had jobs to do so we went on with our lives. The election stealing was a bridge tooo far and now joe is beyond incompetent. People that have not talked to me since 2016 are texting me about my opinions. Nice thing is because I guess it’s prep school decorum I got asked if my brat likes sports. That’s how distant our friendship has become. I lied and said hockey is her favorite. She does like hockey and I got sent box seats for some game down the road. It was like he was giving me a survey and I got a token at the end. Seriously I snorted cocaine with this lawyer and he is texting me about my 1/6 feelings after 5 years of nothing but bday holiday texts. I’ll answer absurd questions with all the brutality I can muster. Fire away. Again this was all done by text so my answers may have put me on a watch list. My only regret was I didn’t ask for 3 tickets. I’ll give mine up so brat can take her I’m rated 23 in PA as college football prospects. I have been in Lemieux’s box before. How could I possibly tell my brat she can’t take the guy who makes her cramps unbearable who is also a local rising sports star that she is going to sit with a Hockey God but he can’t. No way. I think I have dealt with unbearable cramps very well. Part of me was screaming noooooooo. Her dad died. She was not close to him but as she got older it became a more mature relationship. It was her father no matter the history. The number 23 Pennsylvania prospect even put on long pants and non t-shirts to attend the funeral bullshit. I knew watching her lean against him before the casket that I couldn’t try and dictate that personal aspect of her life. She did afford me the respect of lying to me about cramps. She knows I knew. I thought it would be much harder to process. He’s a very decent 6″5 little guy. Serious quarterback. Good grades. Goes to church every Sunday. Went to bible camp. Drinks a few beers with his I am not kidding social worker dad on fishing trips. I had serious pause about MSW dad and nurse mom being screaming liberals. I can accept liberals but the yard signs with signs like no human is illegal test my gag reflex. Gee you live in a home that accommodate at least 4 take them in then preach to me with your platitudes. Well kid’s parents are vocal Trump supporters. First time in real life I met a social worker who was not a socialist. Then as I’m saying okay I almost don’t hate this kid I meet his grandparents who actually live two streets behind me. I walk my bad girls down the main road. Boro is basically built on a hill. People walk main road. All I had left to hate this kid was his grandparents. I wanted to detest him. Oh gee meet his grandparents and they say your Bella’s dad. They know me from barking at my bad girl which is odd cause before covid I never on walks had to yell Bell. I had to walk into the street or pause give people six feet whatever. Bell would bark not knocouldWhy I retreated. She got defensive. I had to placate her I didn’t pay much attention to who was speedwalking by. His grandparents knew my bad girl. I was like fuck me. I raised brat for almost 15 years I am entitled to detest boy and his tribe. Nope retired police sargeant and teacher. That support Trump. I wish I had smoked crack with her as an infant cause maybe then shed have selected a better class of friends that I could stew over. I got nothing. Grossly unfair. I should be allowed to hate somebody. Grandfather said loved your rainbow maga hat that took courage to walk around in. Fuck off you asshole why won’t God give me anything. My anger would have been checked if he had said son I know you people gots your rights but you don’t need to be advertising in front of everyone. Is that too much to ask. Just a little homophobia from his grandparents. Nope I got nothing. I will find away to hate this kid no matter what. I am not a real dad but if you read manual it says dad must hate the boy. I wish I was a better liar to myself cause I could say well he took advantage of her innocence. Bwahahaha known her for 15 years. No one plays my girl. Maybe I could join the other side and find reasons to hate her. That might be fun. I have so much ammo against me. Ugh. I can’t wait for high school to be over.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I admit I assumed it was on purpose. Biden’s Benghazi. Same people calling the shots just moved about a bit on the board .

  6. Mothy67 says:

    I thick we have been virulently stricken by mediocrity. The shit show with the highest levels at the Deep State created the most ridiculous impeachment grasp ever. Why couldn’t they at least hire a comedy writer. All they do is tell us fabricated stories with an obvious bent for gain. No one in middle america save Lgbtq + thinks 1/6 was much. I think its all poorly scripted. Everything they say and do falls apart withouy any inspection.
    Infrastructure should be the most serious thing in the country. It should be stand alone. Pete Buttijudge is in charge. His qualifications? Mayor of a small town. There are probably 400 can that address the issue. Life long professionals with vesions. He appointed Pete who I don’t see even a spark of imagination within. Roads, highways, damns ,airports need creative thinkers and higly skilled engineers. What does doctor Levine know about infectious disease? Levine was a childhood doctor dealing with fat. What did levine bring to the table in what we were told was the worst pandemic. Not one thing qualifies her for the job. Cabinet positions are a joke. It’s theater

    • Constance says:

      I support us getting out of Afghanistan and there was probably no calm way to do it. I’m sorry for all the women who will be abused and lose their lives. But we can’t stop the culture of their area. About all we could do would be get their women out of thereand then allow the men to kill each other off. That was never a plan. At some point, if they want a different life away from their tyrants they will have to stand up and fight for it themselves. But there is no excuse for Biden leaving Americans behind and if we take refugees they should be taken to military bases in other countries not brought here. Also this is the perfect time to push on the Biden administration to GET OUT and drop the AZ audit report. Don’t miss an opportunity, The Democrats wouldn’t.

  7. helenk3 says:

    that was a fast turn around. afraid of loss of ratings?

    • Constance says:

      Holy shit was that Donny Deutch? He looks like crap! But back to Joe’s point, He forgot to add run away inflation, gas shortages, authoritarian mandates, censorship by big tech as directed by Democrat government officials………..

    • lyn5 says:

      Did you finally spit out Obama’s caca, Joe?!

  8. helenk3 says:

    how the ME sees the price of bid-on’s betrayal

  9. votermom says:

    hubby was flipping thru roku and I tgink on sky news they were doing a live broadcast of british parliament debating Afghanistan
    anyway one of the MPs said in passing that “Biden must be held accountable”

  10. helenk3 says:

    this guy could screw up a one car funeral

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  12. lyn5 says:

    Democrat privilege ….

  13. lyn5 says:

    I refuse to join Twitter, but I still can’t read the replies to tweets or threads.

  14. John Denney says:

    The best commentary on Afghanistan, by Steve at Artemis Defense Institute:

    This weekend has been a weekend of sadness. The images of zealots streaming into Kabul and novices in suits imploring us that this was all acceptable, or someone else’s fault laid heavy on many souls.

    In the summer of 2001 there were few in America that had any knowledge of Afghanistan. Fewer still knew the stories of Soviet Occupation and our erstwhile allies the Mujahideen that fought off their foreign aggressors.

    There were stories written in alternative newspapers about the charismatic Taliban. Glowing reports of these exotic tribal warriors that sought a new republic from the ashes of occupation. Few of these stories went into the origin of the Taliban. Proxies of the Pakistanis, that sought to place a stranglehold on human development and who’s barbarism towards minorities and women were lifted straight out of the most lurid tales of the Ottoman Empire. Those stories did not fit the glowing narrative of the alternative weekly newspapers….so they were conveniently left out.

    All that changed in 2001. We went to war in Afghanistan for a singular purpose: To destroy terrorism. The Taliban had chosen to harbor terrorists, they refused to give them up, and thus they also made the choice to become our enemy.

    During the last twenty years our presence,…for many of you…your presence, prevented the reemergence of terrorism on our shores. It was not a complete prophylactic, but for the most part it did in fact work. By taking the fight to the enemy we prevented the enemy from taking the fight to us.

    Thousands of lives have been saved, yes saved because brave men and women from our country and our allies countries answered the call of humanity and stood guard against the forces of barbarism. This was literally a clash of civilizations, and many shed their own blood and left their souls on the battlefield so that civilization itself could be preserved.

    This is not a fight that was lost…it was a potential peace that was squandered. Squandered by politicians in both the kingdoms of the West as well as the East. The forces of superstition, aggression, and self interest in the end proved too seductive for that God forsaken land.

    To those that did stand guard, that sacrificed so much, that went knowingly in harms way so that we could live without fear of attack we thank you, we honor you. The debt we owe you is immeasurable and will never be able to be fully repaid.

    Afghanistan may have been lost to the forces of darkness. Its loss is not your loss. Like a patient dying of cancer, you did what you could to prolong life as long as possible.

    Know this though….the battle for the soul of our planet is not done. Evil, tyranny, religious persecution, and the constant drive to enslave others is a factor of the human condition that will be with us for as long as we stride upon this earth. Those that would use force to proclaim their superiority over others can only be met with force. With overwhelming force that causes them to abandon all hope of an enduring victory.

    Peace is not the absence or war, peace is the absence of threat. For as long as one man sees fit to impose his will, his religion, his superstition on another through the imposition of violence, other good men and women, will bring down the Almighty power of God upon them.

    God bless you, our troops, our warriors, our saviors. God bless America, and God bless western civilization.

    • lyn5 says:

      Firing squad.

      • taw46 says:

        For all of them.

        Did you delete all of your FB accounts?

        • lyn5 says:

          Yes. I’m not going back. If you want some huck jam, give your mailing address to Swannie via Facebook DM and she will give it to me. So far, I have six TCHers on my huckleberry list. I hope to send a package out every three months to a TCHer whose address I have. Denise needs to tell her hubby to get the toaster ready.

          • taw46 says:

            I didn’t know you were mailing out huck jam, lol. But that sounds good. I’m up for that, I will send you money for the jam. But the reason I was asking, I wanted to send you my phone number. I will give it to Swannie, would like to talk with you!

          • lyn5 says:

            I accept no money. Because I had to replace my CC for the third time in a year, I finally bought a cash card for the online businesses that don’t use PayPal. Dorothy’s Homemade, the huckleberry store, is one of them. Dorothy’s also asks for a phone number for orders. If I don’t have one for the gift orders, I use mine. You will be next when I buy another cash card, which should be soon. I have a cheap smart phone now, and will call you when I get your number. It also texts, so maybe I’ll do that first. I can text you to say hi. Not a text chatterbox.

          • taw46 says:

            I sent the info to Swannie. Thanks!

  15. lyn5 says:

    No one mentions Biden’s fuck up in the comments. The artist is a lefty.

  16. lyn5 says:

    In this video, Glenn Greenwald elaborates on the Substack reporting he did, reviewing amazing video and documentary evidence proving that top US political and military officials deliberately lied to the public for years, insisting that the Afghan Security Forces were strong and close to ready while, in secret, they knew they were a joke and a sham.

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    • Somebody says:

      I imagine states will band together and provide expert testimony, including previous CDC and NIH studies showing masks are ineffective. Unless the cases all get assigned to Obama judges the DOE and administration may regret choosing this battle. Add states rights to the mix too.

      • Constance says:

        A lot of the Trump judges seem to be either idiots or blackmailed so who knows how it will end. It was an Obama Judge who refused to stop the AZ audit after a Trump judge removed himself from the case.

  20. lyn5 says:

    There is a thread that I cannot see. Grrrrrrr!

    • lyn5 says:

      This one …

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Just like Barry except they did let him go out as long as he reading reading from the teleprompter. Neither he nor Moo can actually string two sentences together on their own without sounding like they are higher than a kite and dumber than rocks. This time they pushed camel as they could hide all three behind politically correct shields of the SJW brigade.

  21. lyn5 says:

    Deleted all twitter trackers on firefix, and I can see the tweets again.

    • Shez ZK says:

      Thanks for mentioning this! It started doing the same thing to me this morning and was a real pisser. Seeing your comment I went ahead and tried clearing my cookies & data, twatter seems to be letting me see the replies again now.

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    On a more positive note, love the little lilies. we called them spider lilies. years ago I planted them as a surprise for my Mom win several areas that had ivy. I planted them as a border at the back edge of the ivy that then was trained to grow up a trellises that hid the retaining wall of the garage (old homes with what were originally carriage houses) and where the plants would get enough sun. The masses of green leaves provide a wonderful backdrop for the colorful blooms. This is also where I put the gladiolas. Both make great cut flowers. And attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

  24. helenk3 says:

    this was July 8 2021

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  27. Mothy67 says:

    Kindle is being funky it won’t allow me to reply upthread.
    Are you familiar with Sin-e or Arlene’s Grocery? Sin-e was this tiny coffee shop on St.Marks in the East Village. It was very early 90’s. They sold rolling rock, wine, and coffee. Some pastries. Not much bigger than a decent sized home living room. No frills. I asked for a job I was declined. I was there when Jeff Buckley covered Hallelujah. I had never seen anything like what Shane Doyle put together. A hole in the wall that had the likes of Bono, Marianne Faithful ( God on abfab) Alan Ginsberg. It was a coffee shop before the country got infected by Starbucks.
    I am 54 not yet dead. Even before Covid entertainment was scarce for anyone over 30. Music, readings, art shows are college or elitest. I can’t think of a place where you can hear jazz or a local non proggie do a reading. It’s all about money. You have a venue near the colleges or the slightly older hipster areas you want to make bank so you supply what is demanded. Most “edgy” stuff is banal, but it’s the flavor so it sells. I have been very fortunate in life. I was at an indoor poolparty in Philly being drunk and obnoxious I invited Camille Paglia to come see my band. I didn’t have a band. I am tone deaf. I claimed my band was called A Pretty Boy in Agony and we didn’t actually sing. We just stood on stage. Kathy James who ran JC Dobbs heard me and thought it was hilarious. This was late 80’s long before youtube or tik tok. You worked hard back then to getany recognition. If you had a band your followers were real people who came to see your shows. She called me one day and said be here tonight I think you will love this band. It was Nirvana. JC Dobbs was a philly institution. Bands played there before heading to NY. Small place, but I saw talent. There is nothing near me that isn’t social media driven. It is really perpetually dull and practiced. I could open a coffee shop where one stayed alive for over ten years, add books and the things I’d enjoy doing.
    Shayla is a young adult and I have to find some new purpose. I can’t imagine taking a cubicle job. My retirement is shot to shit. I don’t care that. I spent it on a child, but 15 years of trying to provide leaves you without much. I’d be content in a trailer. Sadly I have I assume 20 more years. This coffee shop sustained itself. It’s literally at the top of my hill. I made a lot of money in NY with upstart restaurants. I took no money in exchange for an interest. I’d tend bar during the day and run everything at night. I put in 14 hour days usually for two years. I made significant cash. I don’t have any desire or delusions of being affluent. I can do for me what I did for others. I am waiting for the financials, but I can pay me. I assume and have referenced glassdoor that the manager at the previous coffee shop was earning 58. I’d need 75 to get kid through college, but 65 is doable.
    I’d be my own boss. And once again there are no bookstores near me. I might as well give it a shot.

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    • Constance says:

      Democrats need to call out this administration or they will be tarred with the Biden regime’s deeds.

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    h/t Angie

  31. lyn5 says:

    Georgie is a clown.

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  34. Mothy67 says:

    I discovered a new thing. Watch what your kid is watching and text them. People are off their meds if they think ou can go old school and sit down for dinner and say how was your day. In my experience forced dialogue is feckless. I started watching Outer Banks because Shay loves it. It is kinda fun after episode 6. Teen soap. I texted rugrat that JJ is my favorite and he needs to be with kiara. My brat is actually enjoying texting me about her thoughts on something. We are having fun texting. I had no idea how to reach her after her father died. I asked, but shoot me in the head who asks how are you. I got fine. I let her know I was worried and there, but I can’t ever know where she is. Didn’t dawn on me to talk to her about what it is she cares about. I can’t fathom where or what it effected her. It’s fun texting about a teen drama. I actually if I listen can hear her. JJ is my favorite.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Which is why I had to watch, ugh, Stranger Things.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Pretty obvious, but I was trying to hard me think. Accepting that the boy had become a bigger part of her life was just something I had to deal with. She was already very mature for her age and her father’s death and boy being by her side the entire time I knew changed things. It had been cute. The star quarterback and the athlete cheerleader. However they went emotionally to a place that is shared only by them. I have held her since she was itty bitty. I could taste when she was a crud if she was about to get a cold. I felt with all of me a change had come. The little girl was laid to rest along with her father. Thankfully I am only half idiot. I have never said a negative word about her parents. Close to 100k in legal fees protecting her, but never did I slight. Yeah I talked with her about why she lives here. She knows her dad knocked out his last gf’s front teeth and she performs for cash. Her dad got a girl hooked on heroin so he could control her. He was not a nice man. He was Taliban. The mom was 18. She has become a stand up woman. Shay has three siblings. I encourage their relationship, but in the few years after birth she was out of her mind. Not a little bit. Trips to psych hospitals that extended beyond 72 hours. Was so much fun when she’d get out and declare her love for an inmate. She was coming for her daughter. Ugh. It was never going to happen. I am astonished that her mom picked up the pieces. She took pup to Hilton Head and went parasailing.
        I’m always going to be there, but more often than not I don’t know these waters. Who’d a thunk teen trash shows would let me see where she is.

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