Weekend Open Thread

Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, Georgia

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  1. swanspirit says:

    It’s Mother Nature!💓

  2. DeniseVB says:

    My granddaughter officially became a U.S. Sailor after passing the final test at boot camp. She’ll be off to her A School in a couple of weeks in Pensacola to become a “Cryppie” 🙂

    • Somebody says:

      Congrats to granddaughter! I think she’ll like Pensacola, gorgeous beaches, great seafood, lots of places to party. If you and the General have a chance to visit, the General would probably enjoy the aviation museum on the base there.

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL, Colonel, but that’s Marty to you, young lady 😀 He was stationed in Pensacola in the 60’s to become a jet jock for the VN war. Fortunately, he moved to the infantry when he noticed the pilots just weren’t coming back.

    • Helen Kenney says:

      congratulations to your grand daughter. Thank her for being willing to keep us safe. May God keep her in the palm of his hand.

    • Mothy67 says:

      What Helen said.

    • votermom says:

      Feels like just the other day she was sworn into training

      • DeniseVB says:

        Her group is in a new program, still 10 weeks to 9-10-21 completion, but they get to do more sailor-y training than being yelled at in their faces type training. What’s even nicer, she’s being paid and earning college credits from Day 1.

    • elliesmom says:

      Here’s to a wonderful new adventure! Join the Navy and see the world! (just the good parts, I hope) Crash was looking for an envelope in Elliesdad’s desk last week, and she found an envelope with “strange money” in it. It was from her great uncle’s voyages aboard the Nimitz. We had fun finding all of the places on a map.

    • Anthony says:

      Congratulations! Excellent news! Now you can embarrass her with over the top grandmotherly pride lol

    • lateblum says:

      Wow! It seems like it was just a week ago that she came up here to Great lakes. Time really flew didn’t it?
      Congratulations and happy sailing!

    • Dora says:

      That’s wonderful news!

      Congratulations to the new U.S. Sailor! 🙂

    • Constance says:

      That’s great! We are proud of her too.

    • lyn5 says:

      Congratulations! ❤ And all of the above.

    • swanspirit says:

      Congratulations!!! ⚓ Wonderful news!

    • Locked-N-Loaded says:

      Wooo Hooo!!

    • Cisco says:

      🇺🇸Semper Fortis🇺🇸

    • DandyTIger says:

      Wow, congratulations!

      • DeniseVB says:

        Thank you all for the kind words, I can’t wait to see what the future brings her. With a lot of nudging from my son to find that free college money and a skill, while earning a paycheck and getting free room and board, what’s not to love about this. 😀 So far, her twin has no desire to take this path, I think she’ll be knocking out some core classes at the local community college while she figures it out.

        • Mothy67 says:

          My niece went away to college for the experience as much as the education. Sucks because it looks like at least for two years there is no campus life. Spent over thirty thousand to have the experience which doesn’t exist.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Our neighbor’s daughter is still home 3 years after she graduated which took 6 years because she wanted “the college experience”. She did bring home a husband though, both still unemployed because they’re waiting for management positions to open up. Her mom and dad just enjoy having them around, lol. Drives us crazy, I don’t know why 🙂

  3. Somebody says:

    Atlanta botanical gardens is a lovely oasis in the city. On Thursday evenings there are jazz quartets at various locations throughout the garden, as well as food and wine kiosks. At least there used to be, who knows in this covid world

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ll get around to Norfolk’s one of these days, my favorite escape even though it butts up to the airport with a lovely observation deck to watch take offs, landings and listen to the ATC chatter 🙂

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I was just thinking about that the other day when someone was explaining how nice air travel use to be and how you could watch the planes from an observation deck. My dad loved sitting in the azalea gardens at Norfolk while we walked about and marveled because the planes are Really Close! I did have to warn people coming to visit that under water tunnels were not the fun in the sun because you could get buzzed by the commercial airlines on the interstate as the airport was very close and then proceed to have the navel pilots buzz you the rest of the way.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    I like how Greg wraps up everything with a pretty little bow 😀

  5. Helen Kenney says:

    I love beautiful gardens. they are my happy places.Thank you for sharing them

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Watching season 4 of Homeland. It feels like I’m watching nightly news. Is this some strategem to keep us in Afghanistan? Seriously, leaving information ID’ing contacts behind?

  7. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    It’s pouring out. What a lovely way to start the day. (Sarc)

    Thank you all for your prayers. I really appreciate them.

    Tom called last night, He was still in emergency where he said it was very crowded I could hear the noise in the background.

    They did blood tests and a cat scan on him, but he had not received the results. So, I await his next call. Very nervously await.

    Thanks again. I will be back with more news later.

    • Anthony says:

      Probably going to pick up a check for the ‘big guy’

    • Mothy67 says:

      Do you think they mock him? His plastic surgery is hideous. An adult male on the world stage exhibiting that level of vanity. I wouldn’t take him seriously.

      • swanspirit says:

        If they don’t, they are missing a great opportunity.

      • jeffhas says:

        Kerry’s surgery is terrible, it’s like he got the ‘Munster’ package… but Biden’s awful too! – he looks like a burn victim, whenever you see a profile pic, look at his ears, seriously! – what happened to his ears?

        Like two monsters from old, low budget horror movie….

        • DeniseVB says:

          It’s fun to flip through the internet Before and Afters, but the camera tricks and lighting can make you look really bad, but I have to agree about the “burn victim” look, lol. Biden’s hair is the color of this skin now, so creepy. Lurch just won’t go away and can’t figure that out,

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Biden’s plastic surgery is TERRIBLE and I’m surprised that I don’t see more people talking about it. The man has been a public figure since 1972! Does he think nobody remembers what he used to look like????

  8. Dora says:

    Democrat New Orleans Mayor Says There Isn’t Enough Time to Evacuate the City Before Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall (VIDEO)

    Another day, another corrupt and incompetent Democrat.

    Democrat New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Friday said there is not enough time to evacuate the city before Hurricane Ida makes landfall.


    • Mothy67 says:

      My thoughts too. I am always ready to rip a dim, but I read a little bit about what it would take as they didn’t think it was going to increase as much as it did. What I read was a full scale evacuation would take 72 hours and the dangers from a couple of hundred thousand cars on the road at the same time could be worse. There are mandatory evacuations for some parts.
      This article states that the fear is in overcrowding in hospitals due to Covid. We are more than a year and a half into a pandemic. Every major city should have the capability at this point to convert a convention center into a makeshift hospital. They should do it now. Everyday we hear hospitals have no beds. The guv and mayor knew hurricane season was upon them. Everyday hospitals are overflowing.The converted Javitz into a hospital. Twenty months into Kung Flu they should have been practicing how to set it up in under 48 hours.


    • Helen Kenney says:

      during Katrina, Amtrak had a 10 car train ready to take evacuates out of New Orleans. the mayor never let the public know about it and when it did leave not too many people were on it.each car holds 89 or more people, that would have been 900 people who could have been saved. also school buses just left in yard because the mayor did not use them, they might want to get in touch with Amtrak and see if there are plans to use equipt to move people this time

    • lyn5 says:

      She can’t blame Trump but probably will.

  9. Dora says:

    This article contains FANTASTIC information about how to file a religious exemption with an employer or the military. Also, how to refuse vaccines based on medical conditions. Very detailed about the steps to take and what not to do.


  10. Helen Kenney says:


    funny how sessions can be called for benedict agenda in states . but not for national FUBAR

    • Constance says:

      These eviction moratorium are really stupid. On my block there are 4 “accessory dwelling units” out of 6 houses. ALL are now empty because of laws that you have to rent to the first person who wants it and you can’t evict. These neighbors don’t have to rent the space in their home and they aren’t going to put up with any BS renters. But if they can choose their tenant and get rid of him/her if she fails to pay rent these spaces would be rented greatly reducing the supply of cheap apartments. But Progressive is just another word for too stupid to understand human nature and basic economics.

      • Constance says:

        I meant to say the supply of cheap apartments would be greatly increased if they would pull the eviction moratoriums. OK, now drinking my coffee!

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    dems turning on nancy. worried about the next election or really starting to understand that their leaders suck?

  13. DeniseVB says:

    For Jadzia 🙂 Someone said in the comments “good to see France is the leader of the free world now”

  14. Mothy67 says:

    Everyone might want to find out if monoclonal antibody treatment is an option near you. Should you find ya gets da bug and meet one of the requirements it’s something to consider. I had heard Desantis talk about it but didn’t know they were doing it here.

    • elliesmom says:

      I get FB posts 3 or 4 times daily telling me where I can get monoclonal antibodies in RI.

      • Mothy67 says:

        It’s wierd the study here was done with just one MA and was successful, but in order for it to be used a second thing has to be added per CDC. Everything about this entire thing has been a freak show. Why insist on adding something if it was effective. I’d pass unless I was on my death bed. I have allergies from hell, used to get bronchitis but I don’t ever remember having a cold or the flu. Why would I take an experimental shot pushed by sicko Gates and dr doom. Something ain’t right about this push. The Ghana president clip Dora posted below might be conspiracy, but eveything is so off right now We have a severely challenged man in the Oval Office, a single person uses the pronoun they, cops are bad,, speaker is mixing vodka with some pill, terrorist lovers occupy seats in Congress.
        Check out if your bored the Australian tab on DailyMail. Ozzies are living in extreme lockdown. They are permitting weddings with five guests, but they have to distance. EMS is having difficulty with responding because they are delivering food. They are building wellness camps in New South Wales. We are masking snotty nosed kindergardners. There’s a variant but no test for said variant.

    • votermom says:


      Who is eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment?
      Anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, has had symptoms for 10 days or less, and one of the following:

      Be at least 65 years old
      Have a BMI of more than 25 kg/m2, or if age 12-17, have BMI above the 85th percentile for their age and gender based on CDC growth charts
      Currently Pregnant
      Have a medical condition, including:
      Chronic kidney disease
      Cardiovascular disease (including congenital heart disease, hypertension)
      Down syndrome
      Liver disease
      Chronic lung disease
      Sickle cell disease
      Immunosuppressive disease or immunosuppressive treatment
      Current or former smoker
      History of stroke or cerebrovascular disease
      Current or history of substance abuse
      Neurodevelopmental disorders or other conditions that confer medical complexity
      Have a medical-related technological dependence (e.g., tracheostomy, gastrostomy)
      Note: Monoclonal antibody treatment needs to be given within 10 days of the start of symptoms.

    • swanspirit says:

      Our hospital offers monoclonal antibody TX. I think it’s definitely something to consider, and ask for.


  15. Dora says:

    Tom update.

    I called patient information. I was transferred to emergency where Tom is still resting.

    He sounded pretty awful. Weak and in pain.

    He told me that all the tests came out negative and he will be released this afternoon.

    Tom’s sister Lorell is on the plane now coming in from Dallas. She will pick up a car and go to the hospital to pick up Tom and drive him home.

    I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I sure will be glad to have him home.

    Thanks everybody for your prayers and your concern.

    • Miranda says:

      Do they have any idea what’s causing the pain and leg swelling?

      • Dora says:

        Tom has a compress fracture. That’s why he originally had to go to the hospital. He was told it had to heal naturally and would take at least 3 months.

        The pain never stopped. Yesterday it was excruciating, which is why his RN called emergency.

        Because of the pain and the brace he has to wear, he is unable to lie flat. He sleeps on a chair in the living room. Sometimes with his feet up, but it hurts. I am pretty sure that is what’s causing the swelling.

        • Mothy67 says:

          Did they give him anything decent. Another thing pharma and docs screwed up they way over prescribed and now when someone is in extreme pain tylonel3 is about the best they give.

          • Dora says:

            The hospital did give him a drug, but I’m not sure what it was. It seemed to give him some relief.

            You are right though. Until now the doctors were recommending Tylenol.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            The Norco pain pills that the doctor prescribed for Mom make her a lot easier to deal with.

            I just have to remember to take a couple of them ahead of time.

          • elliesmom says:

            I hear you. There were many times I thought Elliesdad and I would be better off if I was the one taking his meds. 🙂

          • Miranda says:

            Several in the family used to ‘borrow’ my grandmother’s tranzine. I considered taking Mom’s Ativan occasionally.

        • elliesmom says:

          I hope you’ll rethink renting him an adjustable bed even if you have to put some furniture in storage for a few months. Being able to get his feet and legs into the right position and the rest of his body into a comfortable one to sleep would help him heal faster. If the doctor prescribes it, insurance, including medicare, usually pays for it. And the rental company delivers it and sets it up. Think about it. ❤

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Dora ❤

    • Locked-N-Loaded says:

      Ongoing prayers!!

    • jeffhas says:

      Wishing you good thoughts…. and prayers!… plenty of prayers.

      Keep us posted, I like hearing how he is doing, and knowing you have an outlet to discuss

      EM’a adjustable bed suggestion seems like a winner.. I learn so much here.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Sending positive thoughts and prayers.

  16. Mothy67 says:

    How dumb do they think we are?
    Yeah okay sure. They got the guy who planned the airport attack. In less than 48 hrs the mastermind was just hanging out by himself and he got droned.

    • Somebody says:

      Hanging by himself with a big sign around his neck claiming responsibility no doubt🙄

      Most likely that Intel came from our new BFF’s the Taliban and it was someone they wanted eliminated.

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  18. elliesmom says:

    Do you know what I’d like? I’d like everyone who voted for Joe Biden to stand up and admit they were hopelessly wrong and surrender their right to vote for a generation. That’s about 20-25 years. If they campaign for any candidate during that time, they have to end every pitch with, “and I voted for Joe Biden in 2020”.

  19. lateblum says:

    There isn’t enough going wrong in the world, Chicago has officially become a Fascist state. . .

    • Mothy67 says:

      Did you see this. I would lose my mind if I school groomed my brat like this.
      In grades 6-8, children must “define … bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, twospirit, asexual, pansexual,” as well as “vaginal, oral, and anal sex.” but it starts in K
      Talking rest of my life in prison.

    • lyn5 says:

      When Big Tech censored President Trump, what did you expect?! Our corrupt ruling class needs to go!

    • Mothy67 says:

      Holy shit!
      The Ghana president thing Dora posted mentions that tactics will be used to force compliance. This is sci-fi scary shit.

    • mcnorman says:

      Believe me when I tell you that this is a big problem to multitudes all over the country. The vaxxed crazies are now dictating who can and cannot enter the homes of the exes and children thanks to the judges defending this nonsense.

      • 1539days says:

        There was a well known case at one time where I lived about a parent who got custody restricted to their ex because (s)he smoked in the car, when the kid wasn’t around. Because the smell of cigarette smoke is the same as second hand smoking.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        And this is why I voluntarily pay a shitload of money to my ex every month–a bit of gentle encouragement to play nice.

      • lateblum says:

        Last Sunday my dil wouldn’t allow me into the house to give Calamity and big sister their back to school gifts. “You can’t come in because you haven’t been vaccinated”, she said. She failed to mention that her brother, with whom they spend time with (and his family as well) had been diagnosed with a case of “breakthrough Covid “ twelve days earlier. Of course, that might have been the catalyst of this latest stance.

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  21. Dora says:

    EcoHealth’s Peter Daszak Deletes Tweet Revealing Wuhan Lab Researchers At Fauci-Funded Conference.


  22. lyn5 says:

    My community …

    • Somebody says:

      Two of my grandchildren are now quarantined. The eldest had direct contact with a sick child that was sent to the clinic. That child is a friend of hers, they also sit together on the bus and in another class. Her friend tested positive on Thursday, my eldest grandchild is sick today. Fever, sore achy muscles, and a headache😬

      • lyn5 says:

        😦 Hope she feels better fast.

        • Somebody says:

          She’s already on that protocol except the ivermectine. I took the adult dosages, looked up the RDA for adults of each item to determine the percentage over the RDA, then calculated the appropriate dosages for each grandchild based on the RDA for their age and size. Then I purchased everything except quercetin in gummy form. The appropriate dose of quercetin is being sprinkled on to a spoon of pudding or applesauce😉

          They are also gargling 3 times per day with antiseptic mouthwash and having their noses swabbed 3 times per day with a 1% povidone iodine solution. My son is handling all of it, but they know this all came from me so who knows how they’ll seek revenge😬

      • foxyladi14 says:

        They will be glad, when they are well 😀

      • lateblum says:

        I hope all come through this with no ill effects – your sick granddaughter and her sib as well as the sick friend.

  23. Dora says:

    No, this is not the Babylon Bee.

  24. Cisco says:

    🇺🇸Semper Fortis🇺🇸

  25. Dora says:

    What will they think of next?


    Manhattan Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Curb Loud Motor Vehicle Noise Using Surveillance Radar Technology

  26. Angie says:


  27. Dora says:

    They should be going in the trash!


    Historic Obama Portraits Coming To The Brooklyn Museum


    • DeniseVB says:

      The Obama Portrait tour? LOL, looks like they’re going to the only handful of cities that actually still give a sh*t about them.

    • lateblum says:

      Yes. They have had nonstop coverage of the Obama “portraits” in Chicago media. I’d love to take a paintball gun to both (paintings). They don’t deserve the adulation of anyone.. . Especially the black population who gained NOTHING by having these two grifters in the WH.

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    • lyn5 says:

      Beyond powerful.

    • Cisco says:

      I’ve tried to be patient & forgiving as prescribed in the teachings of my faith.
      The total abandonment of Americans & our Afganistan allies, the above no longer applies.
      I will listen to the sound of the gallows dropping trapdoor with pleasure.

  32. lyn5 says:

  33. lyn5 says:

    So sad.

  34. lyn5 says:

    Kash explains the Biden BS.

    “It’s not like we deleted all that intelligence when we transitioned,” says Kash Patel, who previously served as chief of staff to then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller.

    “Our assessment was that if we surrendered in Afghanistan—that is, if we just up and left—the Taliban would take over almost immediately,” Patel says.

    In the premiere of Season 2 of Kash’s Corner, Patel unveils, in detail, the original conditions-based withdrawal strategy that he was tasked with implementing.

    “The fact that we have [10,000] to 15,000 American citizens still scattered throughout the country, leaves open the fact that Taliban, al-Qaeda, ISIS are going to kidnap American citizens and hold them hostage,” Patel says.


  35. Mothy67 says:

    I bet I could write right now jen rubin’s response as to how well biden handled Ida as compared to Trump’s response to Katrina .

  36. Mothy67 says:

    Whoa Bill Maher crowns Gutfeld the king of late night comedy.
    Now if fox will lose bair and replace with Breem
    Dump Cavuto and replace with the happy weekend morning boys in a show like a male outnumbered
    Give Jesse 7 cause he pulls in the ratings and is different enough from Carlson

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  38. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

  39. elliesmom says:

    My younger brother is a “teller of tales”, a ” spinner of yarns”. He’s not dishonest in his personal relationships, but when he puts pen to paper, his relationship to the truth is different. When he tells stories in print about the two of us, I can write a lot of what he says off to “seeing things from a different perspective”. He tells a story about how one Christmas I gave him math flashcards as a gift and quizzed him all day with them. That’s not quite what happened, but the story is funny so I never correct him in public. (Every Christmas he got up very early, opened his presents, and then wrapped them back up thinking no one would notice. My mom wrapped up underwear, socks, and the math flashcards and put them under the tree. The “real present” was in the garage. It was a bicycle I had spent hours assembling for him. He was 8 and I was 17. When he woke me up at 2 am upset about his “Santa” presents, I turned the math cards into a game for him so I could go back to sleep. He had fun playing the game in spite of himself.)

    Anyway, today’s story is a lovely tribute to one of his high school friends who died this week. It’s about how the two of them packed up a car and headed off to college together. The fun they had on the road. I was married with a family at the time living half of the country away so I can’t attest to its veracity. The story is lovely, but here’s the thing. My brother went to college less than 50 miles from home, and if you knew my mom, you’d know there’s no way she’d let her baby go off to college without going with him, making his bed for him, and unpacking all of his things for him. She did his laundry for him every week and sent him “care packages”. She loved to tell me how much more “fulfilling” it was to have a child who needed her. Hint: she didn’t think it was me.

    My brother has always wanted to be a journalist, but he’s so much better at fiction. 🙂

    • jadzia1971 says:

      The saga of you and your brother is a powerful reminder of the harm we can do to our kids by doing too much for them. It reminds me a bit of a brother and sister in my own family–my stepfather and my aunt. SF was coddled and babied and never faced any consequences for any of his fuckups, which were many. A, who was five years younger, was parented so strictly that she was grounded for her ENTIRE senior year for coming in after curfew one night.

      Guess which one earned a bachelor’s degree at one top-ten university and a master’s degree at another. Guess which one didn’t finish a bachelor’s degree but lied to the parents for more than a decade about his/her failure to graduate?

      Guess which one saved for years to buy a nice home in a nice neighborhood, a home that has greatly appreciated in value since the purchase 20 years ago and is now paid off. Guess which one lost my childhood home over $1500 in back taxes and now is about to lose the home my mother died in over $200K in back taxes.

      Guess which one grew up to be a drug dealer and which one grew up to work in public health.

      Guess which one was and is more of a parent to me than the other.

    • Miranda says:

      These days, being good at fiction is helpful for a journalist ::eyeroll:: (at journalists, not you). Dad liked to re-write history too. Sometimes I let it go by, sometimes not.

    • 1539days says:

      Eh, it’s all the same thing in the MSM.

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    • jadzia1971 says:

      Religious beliefs aside, I have serious questions about the ethics of any doctor who would perform SRS surgery. I wish I had not seen photos of some of the horrific results. People are being mutilated for life instead of receiving appropriate mental-health care.

      • elliesmom says:

        Would we force doctors to perform liposuction on bulemics or prescribe diet pills for an anorexic? There’s a difference between recognizing a mental health issue and treating it with compassion and being an enabler.

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    I wish it would turn out to be a dud, like Henri, but it doesn’t seem like it will. I’m afraid many people are going to suffer through this one.


    Forecasters said Ida could make a U.S. landfall on Sunday night as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, generating winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), heavy downpours and a tidal surge that could plunge much of the Louisiana shoreline under several feet of water.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Tom sleep okay?

      • Dora says:

        He slept in the living room again, but he did sleep well. In fact he is still sleeping soundly. He was exhausted after 27 hours in emergency and all those tests they put him through.

        The conclusion was that he was suffering because of poor pain management and he was prescribed a new pain medication.

        On Tuesday his PT will be coming to the house and he has an appointment with his GP on Thursday.

        I guess we will take it from there.

        Thank you for asking.

        • Mothy67 says:

          I had to go to ER a few weeks back. The pain was hell. It didn’t occur to me that I’d hurt my back using a back extension machine at the gym because it didn’t hit more for a few days. I was there for about 13 hours. The pain dissipated significantly once I knew what it was. Little afraid of the CT scan bill.
          Hopefully he’ll be able to relax knowing in time it’ll pass. Soaking helped if he can get in and out of tub.
          Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Back pain is hell.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I would ask if there are any exercises/ movements he could of be making/shown how to make by therapist that might help keep the legs happier since he is so restricted due to the compression fracture. Might not be anything but some movement, since he had lost the ability to get up and walk about, might help.

    • elliesmom says:

      You have become my go to weather person. My weather report said there was a 2% chance of rain, and I was going to do my wash that needs to get hung out yesterday. But you said it was raining where you are, and my sky was getting darker to the south so I didn’t do the wash. About 3pm the heavens opened here, and it poured for about an hour. 🙂

  46. Dora says:

    Nothing new. He sleeps through many of his press conferences too.


    Joe Biden falls asleep during televised meeting with Israel PM….


  47. Miranda says:

    Ida just hit cat 5. Good LORD.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Why haven’t they opened both sides of the highways for evacuation routes? It’s been unnecessarily backed up since last night. Scary stuff started with Cat 3 warnings…..

      • Mothy67 says:

        I looked into that yesterday. They say it would be hundreds of thousands of cars. It would require a minimum of 72 hours and even then a pile up could put 1000’s in harms way. What gets me is every article I read yesterday and this morning goes on and on about covid and lack of hospital beds. How does New Orleans not already have the convention center, the superdome set up and ready to go. They knew hurricane season was coming and they inform us daily that covid is never going to end. I swear they want a tragedy.
        Mortality is less than 1% for most of the population and these articles rant on about masks in shelters and social distancing. They are insane. Nature in all her power is about to bear down and guarenteed some channel will have the evil elf on to discuss his manufactured disease. I bet he’s green with envy over Ida. Murderous freak.

        • DeniseVB says:

          NOLA was in the bullseye since last week, there was never any wiggle room, even the fizzle hasn’t started yet. Good luck to them and I hope our Angie has cleared out by now.

        • 1539days says:

          Modern roadways aren’t built for counterflow, besides the fact people who needed the “wrong” way couldn’t get anywhere. They should be adding more outbound lanes when the highways are built.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Opening up both sides takes time and you requires planning. have to leave access for those need to get in the evacuation zone so just switching directions is not enough and you need to have things well signed to reduce accidents because there are always those who try dumb stuff. Yet this area and its leaders , front and center in a common route for hurricanes, seem to have no long term views or memories but they are experts at blaming anyone and everyone else.

    • elliesmom says:

      If I were a religious person, I’d say God is trying to give Biden a heart attack or stroke. A Katrina level hurricane on top of the mess in Afghanistan, the human disaster at our southern border, and the vaccines losing efficacy by the day. What’s next?

  48. jadzia1971 says:

    So I am starting to see signs go up outside various local businesses, and I am starting to receive numerous emails from various French businesses that I patronize, all with the same message:

    “You don’t need a vaccine passport to shop at our store!”

    There is some weird legal language in the emails saying that they are being sent “following the government announcement,” but when I search for said government announcement, I’m not finding that anything relevant has been announced in the last few days, which is when I have started to see and receive these messages. I’m not sure if it’s (1) the government is forcing businesses to do this so that the vaccinated can avoid those establishments; or (2) those establishments are losing a fuckton of business because people wrongly believe that a pass is required to shop there.

    Two other “vaccine passport” observations:

    (1) When this was introduced, the government was legally required to say that it would only last until November 15, because I believe that is when the emergency powers expire. Leaving aside the issue of whether the government will just renew the state of emergency (I’m guessing yes), it seems to me that announcing these draconian rules while SIMULTANEOUSLY announcing that they would expire on November 15 reveals a level of stupidity that can only be found within the government. We haven’t had access to restaurants or gyms since last October, fool! I’m not getting the vaccine so that I can go to a restaurant during August/Sept/October that ALLEGEDLY I will be allowed back into in November. Because I have more self control than your average labrador puppy.

    (2) I wish Le Pen had won, and the reason I say that has nothing at all to do with her politics or any of her policies. She has been strangely silent during this whole thing and frankly I’m not sure she would have handled the pandemic any differently than Micron did. But I wish she had won nonetheless, because the bien pensants, the courts, the media, the universities–every establishment in French society fucking HATES her. If the virus passport had been proposed by a Le Pen government, we would never have had a virus passport. The French elite would never have let her get away with it. Same thing for the “masquerade,” the curfews, the travel restrictions, and all the other boolsheet we have been subjected to for the last 18 months. If I were allowed to vote in 2022 (which I won’t be if the passport is renewed, because unvaccinated are banned from the voting booth), I would vote for the candidate the establishment hates the most, because that’s the kind of candidate who can do the least damage.

  49. Dora says:

  50. lyn5 says:

  51. foxyladi14 says:

    This is our country, We and we alone must protect it! 😀

  52. elliesmom says:

    One of the extreme lefties in my circle keeps saying Trump voters are gullible and believe everything Trump tells them, and then goes on to blame Trump voters for not getting vaccinated. Have any of you ever heard Trump tell anyone not to get vaccinated? “Operation Warp Speed” is his pride and joy. At his last rally he told everyone to get vaccinated. He got a tepid response from the crowd, but his own encouragement to do it was enthusiastic. “The Trump Supporter” is a figment of the Left’s imagination. They project on them what they want to see instead of what is real. They did the same thing with Obama, and now again on Biden. “He’s a tough man in a tough position”.

    Rasmussen is the only nationally recognized polling firm that still does daily tracking for POTUS approval, and as of Friday Biden is at 45% of Likely Voters approve and 53% disapprove. Those numbers include 24% who strongly approve. Those folks are brain dead. Biden could probably head over to Afghanistan and personally knock on doors and kill Americans to make his problem go away, and they’d applaud him for his efficiency in eliminating the middlemen.

    • 1539days says:

      Trump’s support had a lot in common with the Tea Party coalition. In the early days of the Tea Party, the Republicans accepted the support as a windfall. Then they let the Obama administration pull shenanigans to block Tea Party grass roots efforts and lost a number of races. Then in 2014, the GOP let them run candidates, then tried to civilize them when they won primaries.

      Trump’s campaign really took off when Sarah Palin endorsed him, because she was the Tea Party politician who had been supporting them all along. A Trump supporter is not in lock step, they’re the opposite. The Tea Party (and the PUMA turned Tea Party) are kind of a “screw you” coalition. The average politician throws red meat, then gives up immediately in office. Democrats put up with it because the administrative state was built 100 years ago and as long as things don’t get disrupted, any dem can sit in the chair and continue the madness. Trump was a dispurtor.

  53. Helen Kenney says:


    bid-on not only gifts our enemy weapons to be used against us, he left a large tip

  54. lyn5 says:

    And the FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine.

  55. Helen Kenney says:


    this pos could not stand up to backtrack. he asked trump to campaign for him and has does nothing but stab in the back since he got into office

  56. Helen Kenney says:

    My youngest granddaughter is a supervisor of security in an Atlantic City casino. she just had her first dose of dealing with a ME man and how they treat women. There was a domestic dispute that occurred and my granddaughter with two security guards had to handle it. I am very proud of her. she handled it in a professional manner and did not knee in his little balls she explained that she was the supervisor and he had to talk to her, not one of the guards. he was not a happy warrior when she got done with him.

    • Miranda says:

      Good for her! I’m always grateful to casino security.

    • Constance says:

      Way to go! That is one thing I hate about the “outsourced to third world countries customer service” departments. Third world men passive aggressive refuse to help American women because they aren’t used to women functioning as adults.

  57. lyn5 says:

    US Airstrike Hits Suicide Bomber in Vehicle Going to Kabul Airport
    By Jack Phillips
    August 29, 2021 Updated: August 29, 2021
    A U.S. military spokesman confirmed that a U.S. military airstrike targeted a suicide bomber who tried to attack the Kabul airport on Sunday amid the American-led evacuation of the airport.


  58. elliesmom says:

    Jimmy Buffett wrong this song after Katrina. The sentiment behind is how I feel about life a lot of days.

  59. Helen Kenney says:


    another reason we can not leave benedicts in house and senate

  60. Helen Kenney says:

    • lateblum says:

      He can barely remember his own name, much less who said what about him. That’s too bad. Because his “advisers” can tell him anything and he’ll respond as of ot were true. A very dangerous thing.

  61. Helen Kenney says:


    if only this were truly meant and not just a photo op at the expense of our fallen.

  62. lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      She’s quite the beyotch isn’t she?

    • 1539days says:

      Otherwise known as following Trump’s plan during a cease-fire.

    • Constance says:

      Jennifer Rubin is so stupid she could only be the inbred offspring of elitist families who was Ivy indoctrinated since she was a Legacy.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I told you that nasty dried up thing has already written her article praising biden handling Ida compared to Trump and Katrina. Doesn’t matter Bush was president. Everything is all about The Donald. Her ilk were angry when Trump was elected because she is insignificant. Always has been. When RINOs win she feels part of the “in crowd”. How sad to find yourself at her age and realize nobody cares what you think. A handful of elites. It should be cognitively impossible for pre Trump rubin to back the potato, but here we are. Unless of course every word she wrote before Donald was a lie. Most likely. No principles just look at me I’m really smart- they told me so. Finding out she has zero influence must have stung. Most pundits are the same. Look at maddow, kristal. Contrast to Greenwald who now appears regularly on Tucker because he has integrity.

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  66. Helen Kenney says:

    I did not realize that ida hit land the same day as Katrina did

  67. Mothy67 says:

    Let’s say one of biden’s squaters is living rent free in a zone effected by Ida. There is damage. Would the landlord be forced to repair at his expense. Say the windows get blown out and basement floods.

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