Thursday Open Thread

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    Stay high and dry NYC friends………

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Where’s Kamala?

  3. Mothy67 says:

    My yard looks like a jungle and some bearded dude is building a boat back there. No but really I just took the girls out. Grass is like 9 inches at least. It has been non stop rain for over two weeks I will have to use weed whacker because I think it’s too thick for the mower. Leaves are all a deep dark green. I don’t ever recall this much rain. There are trees sprouting around my trash cans. Actual trees. Like waist high. Nature is frigging fascinating. That that much growth can happen in ten days!?!? I will never win groundskeeper of the year but I don’t let my yard get like this. Hasn’t been one day in ten where I could cut. It looked shabby, overgrown but it looks like overnight there was a yuuuge growth spurt.

    • votermom says:

      Machete for the grass 😄

      • Mothy67 says:

        Has KTY talked about the rain? I was sitting by my bay window and watched one of those intex pools ride down the street. It was completely intact just surfing. Granted it was a smaller pool, but still how much force is required to pick up a pool. I live near the bottom of a hill, but it was freaky as hell to see a pool in perfect shape just riding down the road.

    • Constance says:

      I’m jealous. Seattle had zero rain in July and zero rain in August. There is no rain in the forecast for the next ten days. A lot of my Rhododendrons are in trouble from the three days of 105 weather we had in June so I have to water everything every few days. I just got my water bill for July/August and it was $648. And the plants are not even happy about having chlorinated, fluoridated drinking water sprayed on them.

      • John Denney says:

        My tap water is pH 8, alkaline.
        Plants like pH around 6.5, slightly acid.
        Years ago I bought goldfish for my kid, & the salesman said I needed a pH test kit with pH adjusters to make the goldfish water the correct pH or else the fish would die.
        Turns out that a teaspoon of vinegar in a gallon of water makes it the correct pH for plants.
        A potted lobelia in the house was struggling to survive, but when I treated its water, it sprang back to life & blossomed profusely.

        • lateblum says:

          Wow! That’s so good to know!

        • Constance says:

          If we don’t get some rain I might resort to treating the tap water. The chlorine would evaporate off over night I don’t know about the fluoride and adding a little vinegar would be easy but my property is 120 feet by 100 feet with plants around the edges. I sure don’t look forward to carrying water to them The sprinkler hooked to drinking water is enough of a pain.

          • John Denney says:

            Yeah, it’s a pain just bucket watering my 30 x 15 patio from a 30 gallon trash barrel of pH adjusted water.

            Guess I’ll have to work on a device one can attach to a hose that will acidify the water as it comes out.

          • Constance says:

            That’s a fabulous idea John. I would definitely buy a pH hose attachment adjuster. Maybe the chlorine and fluoride are not making that much of a difference and pH adjustment alone would be enough. But I do remember chlorine killing fish so I think it’s an issue.

          • John Denney says:

            Chloramine is used in tap water these days, & it doesn’t dissipate like chlorine.

            There are chemicals that can be added to water that splits chloramine into chlorine & other stuff; then the chlorine can dissipate.

            I don’t bother.

            The goldfish were fine until they outgrew their tank & we transferred them to a friend’s backyard pond.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      The back part of my land is semi-forested and it is CRAZY how fast it gets overgrown. That’s why we got the goats–the gardener could not keep up with it coming once and week and working all day.

      Of course, the goats’ fencing is terrible (I’m waiting to be able to afford to get a real fencing company to come and just fence the entire parcel, it’s hideously expensive but it’s an investment, right? literally everybody else in the neighborhood has a fenced property and i have a strong feeling that the people who renovated this one ran out of money at the end). And so it looks shittier than ever. BUT we are now super popular with all the neighborhood kids, and not so much with the asshole who complains when the Sunday gardener disturbs his hangover. MA-A-A-A-A-A!!!! Ha ha ha.

  4. Mothy67 says:

    I called tree guy. My neighbor has trees along our shared fence. I have to get them pruned every other year. They just grow into my yard not his, mine. There are no workers available. They have all gone south for Ida. I guess tree removal is a big thing after a hurricane. I have indoor ladders and basic pruning stuff. The branches are all young. I have always just paid to get it done. Do I need to worry about anything or can I just climb ladder and snip, snip, snip. I realize my ladder was designed to paint an indoor wall and not to prune 20 feet up. Is my garden pruner strong enough to take on a branch? I have a chainsaw which is what I ache to use. Something tells me Tim on the top ofa ladder wielding a chainsaw could start a brand new horror franchise. Only half kidding. I did think I could go out there and eradicate with a chainsaw. I have garden clippers. What do I need to prune a branch that is half an inch and very green? I know nothing about trees.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Be careful Tim! We love you. ❤

      • elliesmom says:

        You can get a long handled pruning saw. The blade is at the end of a long pole and has a string attached. You put the saw blade up against the branch and pull on the string to saw. You should also have heavy gloves and wear boots if you have them. If the branch is likely to hit you on the head when it comes down, wear a helmet.

    • lateblum says:

      I tried to prune back some dead wood on a live tree yesterday. I have a really good pruner, but it was a struggle in some places and in others it was okay. Don’t get on your ladder. Especially if it for indoor painting. The struggle is real. You’ll lose. Mother Nature always wins these fights. Go to a hardware store or gardening center to buy some trimming tools. They will know what you need. Or order online and wait a couple of days. Good luck!

      • Mothy67 says:

        Can I just go Ripley from Aliens. I want to just step out and burn the shit down. I have a duplex on one side. The owner lives on one floor. He is all kinds of special. He is daft and angry. Love is love signs. No human is illegal. On the other side is really off. New Year’s Day I was yelling at fatty to come inside. It was like 5 am. My beagle got fat. It happens I am told with female beagles. I walk her, limit food. She just gets fat. Anyhow I was telling fatty to get inside. My non duplex neighbor came to the door and said I was out in the yard at 5 am calling his friend fat. Not kidding. She was inside weeping. He wanted me to apologize. I laughed. Don’t ever cross my mother about one of her kids. She is a royal cunt if you come near hers. The neighbor was quivering by the time he backed off the stoop. Go ahead fuck with Sharon. Won’t end well.
        Bell hates my neighbor. She will bark at a leaf falling from a tree, but it’s her bell bell bark. She sees the guy next door and she goes insane. She hates him. I have never seen anything like her reaction. I try not to judge. Okay kidding I am judgemental. This guy bought a house I think for 325. He has a girlfriend that is just as bland as him. Ambulance had arrived more than 5 times in four years steep in the night. Our houses are mere feet apart. I can hear everything from an ambulance in front of my house. He has episodes that require EMT. He never actually gets carted away. I assume girlfriend calms him down and the EMT’s say eat meds you will be better. My bad girl Bella hates him. She attacks the fence if he is outside. Bell is an asshole. She is my Bell. I love my annoyance. I get Gacy feelings from next door. My girl hates him. He has called the police on her. She sees him and she goes mad barking. I think she’s ten. Barking has always been an issue. She’s a rescue i am told neglected chained to a tree in storms. She has had lots of professional therapy. She will bark if you come near hers. Her home threaten it and she goes bellalistic. It’s her house. I took her to many a school. She barks. Will always bark. I take her out with a super sqiirter. Bad bell will stop barking at the passerby if I just aim squirt gun. Nothing will stop her even biting the fence when my neighbor is near. She hates him. Really hates him. He creeps me out.

    • Somebody says:

      You can buy an electric pole saw for $100 at Lowes. It has a small electric chainsaw at the end of it. It’s a bit clunky to work with because it’s top heavy, takes some practice but doable.

      I had to trim a live oak hanging over the street. My HOA gave me 5 days to accomplish the task and 2 were already gone by the time I got the certified letter. They insisted it was my 3rd warning, but I hadn’t received any notices. I’m pretty sure they confused me with my neighbor whose tree had been hit by the garbage truck twice, but whatever. I didn’t have time to dilly dally. Hubby was in NJ, I was on my own and I didn’t want a $1,500 fine.

      We park our small pickup truck under that tree. We use the truck for hauling yard items. I stood in the bed of the pickup truck and eventually put a sturdy stepstool in the bed. There could be nothing below 14 feet🙄 I was cutting fairly large live oak branches and I managed it just fine. My son and my neighbor came home and had a fit over my activity, so they finished the job. I had already cut everything over the street they just balanced the tree out. Easy for my neighbor that owns a tree trimming service and has a bucket truck🙄 My son and I cut it into smaller pieces and I hired someone to haul it away.

      Luckily none if the branches fell on my head, a few dinged the truck, but meh it’s a 1997 POS yard truck. Hubby was annoyed I had purchased that saw, after all he has big manly gas chainsaws. I’ve noticed that little saw I bought gets a lot of use😉 It seems Hubby prefers standing on the ground and trimming branches. It took him a couple of tries to get the hang of too, but he handles it fine now.

      That’s my two cents, take it or leave it. For what you’d pay a service you can buy the electric pole saw and then have the option to do it yourself in the future.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I just got one of these! They are awesome.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I paid 147 using paypal they sent me an email I got it for 60 cause I am valued or some non sense. I never use paypal. I used to for brat but now it’s cashapp. I know it’s dick munch twitter a hole but cash app is so easy. Shay calls me and needs 20 at a diner. I press two things and it’s there. My bank uses zelle. It can take 30 minutes to transfer cash. I have sent money and been told there is a wait. Doesn’t do me any good. Cashapp if I send cash it is there that second.

      • 1539days says:

        I have a friend with real chain saws do the big stuff, but the pole saw is kind of a pruning shear on steroids.

  5. lyn5 says:

    Good video by Greenwald: For years, Obama officials, including senior national security adviser Ben Rhodes, spread a blatant lie about Edward Snowden: that he “fled to Russia” and chose Moscow as his destination to seek Putin’s protection. Yet in Rhodes’ own book, he inadvertently proves that he, along with Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, lied. He admits that it was Rhodes himself who blocked Snowden’s attempts to leave Russia on the day he arrived. Watch the graphic evidence proving this lie.

    https://rumble.com/vlxkpa-watch-as-obama-national-security-officials-led-by-ben-rhodes-get-caught-lyi.html

    • lateblum says:

      NPR has been posting disinformation about Rogans treatment. They have rec’d several responses calling them out for this tweet. I and several others have reported them and this tweet to Twitter. Let’s see if anything comes of it.

      • lateblum says:

        I found this on Twitter, from a John Denney retweet. Thank you John!

        Adam Baldwin @AdamBaldwin tweeted:

        National Institues of Health (NIH):

        “Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection: The findings indicate with moderate certainty that ivermectin treatment in COVID-19 provides a significant survival benefit.”

        Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis,…
        Repurposed medicines may have a role against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The antiparasitic ivermectin, with antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, has now been tested in numerous clinical trials.We…
        ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Ivermectin, at least in its cream form, is also sold to people as Soolantra, for the treatment of rosacea. Little did I know I’d been “taking” it throughout the pandemic! The people form costs a buttload, too–it isn’t covered by insurance even though prescribed by dermatologist.

    • lyn5 says:

      Love Jenna.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    George Carlin had it right all along………..

  7. lateblum says:

    Candace Owens was denied Covid screening in Aspen, CO because she is a conservative who favors making her own decisions about her health, but is willing to follow rules for Covid safety . .

  8. Mothy67 says:

    I am mostly over my friends calling my girl a slut. I don’t understand how volleyball pics translated into kid is active. The only pics I shared were games and an afternoon she spent with a few women that went on to Tokyo. Brat is not a joke. My friends hit me where they knew it hurt. Teen pregnancy. I’m doing uncharacteristically well with my charge. My mom was 15 when she had Jim 16 with Mary and 18 with me. I care about baby girl not getting knocked up. Maybe that means I buy a pill. Pup says she hasn’t. I believe her. She tells me most.
    Anyhow boy was here. I opened up fridge. There was unopened french onion dip. I love french onion dip with wise potato chips. I shut fridge and said boy was here. Boy eats. No chips and dip for me. My mom laughed. I said he reminds you of dad. Boy is here all the time. I wanted to put skids on. His parents are republican Trump loving social workers. Mom is a nurse who works in addiction, dad is MSW. Grandparents live three streets over and are retired cops. Boy is never not here. I wanted to rip them apart. How? They are both very mature. Shay is an adult. His neighbor decided drinking was his way out. Boy got the call here. He cared for the eccentic neighbor that completely surrendered to Ketel One. He’s 6″5 and a major jock. He cried hard. Then Shayla’s dad died. He was here. I can’t preach anything let alone abstinence. I wish I could return her to a year ago. I can’t. I have to be here in whatever new form I need to be. I’m not permissive. I just want her aware if that means i need to be extremely uncomfortable so be it. Whatever may come and whatever may go Shay and boy have a history. A profound shared time. I can’t rewrite that. He had his arms around her in front of her dad in a coffin. His parents let him attend all the days no school. They attended and gave gift cards for food??? I have been criticized by friends. I never initiated anything about teenagers leaving the Garden of Eden. I wouldn’t with someone elses kid. I have been reserved about the puppy that died. I did say your kid is borderline at best. I had my sister at 16 give birth on my bed to Shay’s uncle. I had a teen mother. My Aunt Suzie is 12 years older than me. Her first born she had at 13. Shayla’s mom was 18 and got with child shortly after her father committed suicide. My job, my only job is to protect Shay. I am not going to pave the street of ignorance and let her pay for my fears. Again though I have asked and she says no. We talk about most things. I don’t see why she would lie about virginity.
    I have to wonder if my friends attacked my baby girl because of Trump. They were so wrong on everything. I was right. Only way to hurt me is my kid and they know teen pregnancy is something I fear. Really who says to another adult after looking at volleyball pictures that kid is having sex?!?!?!

    • votermom says:

      I would punch them in the mouth

    • swanspirit says:

      They sound like they are projecting their fantasies onto your child. That’s dangerous. They don’t sound like friends, at all. Anyone, that called my daughter those kind of names would be out of my life. And she was, and is beautiful, like Shay, so she attracted attention from the boys, at an early age. And no matter what, 15, is not an adult. It’s a veneer, they have miles to go before they are really grown up.
      I took my 16 year old daughter to the gynecologist, because she had been going steady with her boyfriend for close to a year. She eventually married him, too young I thought, at the time she was 18, but they never had children. She divorced him, as I knew she would, because she outgrew him.
      She had two beautiful children with her second husband, and hasn’t had anymore.
      You do what you need to do to for your daughter, and don’t worry about anyone else.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Honestly they are best of friends. They didn’t attack my brat personally. They’ve never met her. They attacked me. Pregnancy is my fear. They hit me where I live. I think some of it is about Trump. I have never backed down. We don’t talk often. It’s texts for a decade and kid pics. I sent out “well at least no mean tweets” I got back your 15 year old is having sex. I don’t know what decisions my girl has made or might make. I got hit with anger. I’d prefer my best friends didn’t go after a child, but some are very broken over something they believed in. Hitting me as a Trump supporter with my kid was obvious. I silly me didn’t see. Pregnancy is my fear. Prior to this I’ve bern told Shay will have abortions and I’ll be glad. That’s how the far left thinks.

        • elliesmom says:

          I know you like to pick through numbers. We called this the CDC’s survey of sex, drugs, and rock and roll when our students participated. It helps to know what other kids are doing when you get hit with “But everyone is doing it”. The CDC does the survey every two years. It’s anonymous. I didn’t ask my students anything about it except to ask them if they were truthful in their answers, and they said for the most part they were. No reason not to be.

          https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/index.htm

          • Mothy67 says:

            I’ve been kind of mad at you for a few days. You are making me look at things I know but don’t want to see. I raised fluffer nutter to be personally responsible. She is more mature than me. I wonder what I could have done differently. I have discussed child here because I value your opinions. Answers sometimes hurt. I have to refuse to allow her to go blindly into adulthood. I want to scream my 16 year old sister said I went to the bathroom and saw baby’s head. I have delivered one baby that is all I ever want to do. Afterbirth is sooooo gross. I thought it was a deformed second child. My sister was a stone cold fox, but her life changed. I poured all I have into da pup. Loads of people comment because of the way she carries herself. It’s pride and self awareness. Have you ever read Kafka’s Metamorphosis? Well my being gay had a yuuuge effect on my siblings and parents. I was holding them hostage with my pain when I came out it was like everyone exhaled after years of not stating the obvious. There were tears. Lots of tears. Mostly my mom. Life isn’t an after school special where things are sewn up after 45 minutes with commercial breaks. I don’t hate my parents. Not in the realm of possibilities. My favorite writer wrote ” the only way to improve on perfection is with a flaw”. My mother had a dying child. Back in 1971 parents got 15 minutes on the hour to see ICU kids. My mom never left. It’s surreal that I made it. I wasn’t meant to. I did expire for a few. Strangest thing is I that I’m not significantly impaired. Retardation is /was very common. I skipped second and sixth. I had two holes one the size of a quarter another a dime. Heart was 4x normal size, aorta was too far to the right. Valves leaked. There wasn’t a lot of hope for me. The walls of my ticker are teflon and I am Guiness record with my pig parts. The transplants can last ten years. I will be 55. No one has ever lived 52 years with fake parts. I am only half idiot. When I came out it was mid 80’s. AIDS was scary as fuck. My mom felt the need to protect me. She couldn’t save me from the saw cutting my chest open at three and she was again powerless during hiv crisis. I knew lots of militants. Not my thing. I love my parents. They were scared when they hurled harsh words. I am supposed to hate my mom for calling me filthy in 1983. No thank you. My mom is still homophobic except for her wierd crush on Richard Grenell. She loves him. It’s never been easy. Yet I was provided the ability by my parents that when I saw Shay almost 15 years ago in a welfare daycare center. It smelled so bad. Disgusting. Playpens lined along the wall. No one touched or spoke to these kids. I guess Shay was 9 months. She hugged me so hard. Chubby baby arms clung around my neck. The smell was so bad. I went Norma Rea. Shayla never went back. All these years later she is a young adult. I am scared with sex stuff. I don’t know what I am doing. She likes boy. Boy likes her. I can’t even ground her. It’s phase 4 of covid. There’s no where to go. I am tempted to talk to his parents. What do I say? They are letting him go camping next weekend with Shayla’s mom. I deserve a star when it comes to her parents. I have never said a bad word. Shay has a healthy relationship with her mom. I am not going to waste 15 years of caring over an 18 year old that was unable to nurture at that time. We made it through the rain (love Barry) what else matters.
            Ugh my point is that I am so lucky to have this sounding board. I don’t know what I am doing. I get resentment from friends. I get it. My best friend’s son is likely going to be on America’s Most Wanted. I have same aged child that gets calls from Pitt vball coach can Shay play. She thinks pup is the real deal. All Ihave done is be my parents son. I reflect what they gave me. I won’t see my past as only heartbreak. What good ever comes of that. That being said I am in new waters. I get to use Elliesmom as a sounding board. Who gets a former teacher and engineer to biff about a child coming of age?

    • Constance says:

      Hey I caught a boy climbing OUT of my 14 year old daughters bedroom window at 4:30am and when I tried to discuss it with her she screamed “I am not a slut, we just like to hold each other and talk, he is my best friend”. Since she shut down all attempts to talk and being a relentless Mom, I told her that there were some “hormone adjustment pills” she could take which would stop her skin from breaking out. She liked that idea so we went to the Dr, got birth control pills, she took them and my blood pressure went down. About 2 years later she came to me shocked and said “Stephanie told me my complexion pills are birth control pills!” I just said “ahhh yeah some people call them that I guess.” Now she is gay and has been in the same relationship for many years. Oh and I wish I had a 15 year old grandchild from her but that will likely never happen.

      • elliesmom says:

        When I taught middle school, the school nurse was one of my friends and colleagues, and one year she was the parent of one of my students. She told me if one of the girls started asking about whether birth control pills would help her with her complexion or menstrual cramps, it was a signal she was either already sexually active or had plans to be. Birth control pills aren’t the first thing a doctor prescribes for either thing in young teenage girls. She was funny, very approachable, and the perfect person for being a school nurse in middle school. No judgments. Just a committment to keeping the kids safe. There were teenage pregnancies when the girls got to high school, but none on her watchful eye. I often wondered why they didn’t move her to the high school.

        • Constance says:

          Oh I talked to the family Dr alone before I took my daughter in. She knew of the situation and took my daughter to the exam room leaving me in the waiting room. She knew why I thought the pills were necessary and it wasn’t her complexion. Daughter has always been a smart successful person but due to immaturity she was making dangerous choices without realizing it. For the record she had locks on her windows but was letting her boyfriend in.

  9. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/09/joe_biden_is_our_waterloo.html

    I never thought I would live to see this. may he rot in hell

  10. elliesmom says:

    Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.

    Charles Mackay

    https://www.juliusruechel.com/2021/09/the-snake-oil-salesmen-and-covid-zero.html?fbclid=IwAR05nok4xbyLq7TGRNhBUaDcad4D8c-oOxiOkKiJFt3btphkr49bLtD7AyA

  11. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/09/02/axios-joe-bidens-deputies-lose-thousands-of-migrant-youths/

    how much are bid-on and hunter going to make off the sex and drug traffic? they doing nothing for free

  12. votermom says:

    Good lord, Gov Wolfie – “if you are struggling with stress from the storm ” rattles off number. 🙄

  13. Helen Kenney says:

    https://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-dishonest-afghanistan-accounting.html

    does he really believe his lies? and the joke is that he expects us to believe them

  14. lyn5 says:

    Angie pokes Crenshaw’s good eye.

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  17. John Denney says:

    I finally got around to reading this that was posted here a few days ago.

    My take is that commies have more influence in cities than in the country. Cities are also a target rich environment for sociopaths, & they can more easily be anonymous.

    https://daysofchange.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/behavioral-sink/

    • 1539days says:

      Why rob banks? That’s where the money is.

    • elliesmom says:

      When my friend and I shared an apartment, she brought home a pregnant hamster so we could have a pet. It was in a cute cage big enough for the one hamster, but no way was she going to let her babies survive in it. We woke up one morning to mom and 8 babies. I told my friend she needed a bigger cage ASAP, but she insisted the babies were so tiny there was enough room. When we got home that night, we had 7 dead baby hamsters. All with a deep bite on their neck. I got rid of the babies for her because she was too squeamish to touch dead things. (She’s a civil engineer.) Then I told her she still needed a bigger cage, but she was sure the mother would think she had enought room now. But the last baby was dead in the morning.

  18. Myiq2xu says:

    Mom has taken a tern for the wurst, This morning she was curled up in the fetal position and non-responsive. She is somewhat better now. The hospice nurse was here going over with me and my sister the instructions for a box of meds she was leaving for us. She said “This is lorazepam. It’s an anti-anxiety medication.”

    So I asked her, “Is that for me?” Unfortunately, it was not.

    Then she starts talking crazy. “This is an acetaminophen suppository. If she won’t take the pills orally just pop it in her butt.”

    Uh, no. No. Hell no!

    If Mom’s life depends on me putting something in her butt then she’s a goner.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Can you hide the regular acetaminophen in some strawberry/applesauce or vanilla pudding. It’s nummy enough she’ll want to swallow it that way. 🙂

    • lyn5 says:

      Sorry to hear this, Klown. ❤

    • Angie says:

      I’m sorry, klown.

    • swanspirit says:

      Am very sorry, Known, this is very hard. My mom had in home hospice, but being a nurse, I wasn’t concerned with the physical process. My mother had a subcutaneous morphine drip, when she couldn’t take oral morphine anymore, It was very easy to manage, and being subs, no vein was involved. Ask for it, if you think she is in pain, and tell the nurse you are uncomfortable with any rectal drug administration. I wouldn’t have expected my brother to do that, under any circumstances.

      If she is still eating and swallowing, crush the pills. You can use two spoons, and smash the pills between them, or get a little Mortar and Pestle, and do it that way. Then what Denise said, pudding, applesauce, a piece of banana, or dissolved in milk, or ice cream.
      Big Hugs.

    • Somebody says:

      I’m sorry to hear that Klown. I would ditto Swannie, I would add there is a pain patch they can prescribe for your mother. It’s called Duragesic and is slow release, it lasts 3 days if I recall correctly.

    • Constance says:

      I’m glad you have been able to keep her home during a time when the nursing homes aren’t safe. Maybe you can get an aid to come in in the morning for a few hours to clean and dress her, give her the meds and breakfast. Then you could get out for a few hours. For the record giving suppositories isn’t that bad. The first time is by far the worst.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I am so sorry. You are doing the lord’s work, that’s for sure.

    • lateblum says:

      Your mom is blessed to have a son who loves her and cares for her as you do. I hope you’ll be able to find/use the suggestions everyone here has offered to help ease her struggles as well as your own. What you are doing really is the work of angels.

    • jeffhas says:

      I have been following you since Talk Left.

      You were the best then, and you have always been the best.

      You will be SaintIQ when this over, but in the meantime stay by the Crawdad Hole if you need some strength, these people are pillars.

      Much respect for you man.

  19. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

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    LOL. h/t Angie again

  22. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      • lyn5 says:

        LOL. Dumb you know whats.

        Evelyn Duggan Murphy @Evelynm57864806

        If you or anyone else had to deal with all the crisis that are going on right now & deal with all the terrible decisions Trump took for four years & try to overturn them all too & try to put America back on top.!Any of you would just have folded & let the country struggle alone!!

        Evie’s RT …

        Barbra Streisand @BarbraStreisand

        Joe Biden is dealing with multiple crises and still is more popular than Trump ever was.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        The Chinese hookers deep-throating Hunter Biden’s egg roll weren’t that obsequious.

  23. lyn5 says:

  24. lyn5 says:

    WTF?

  25. Angie says:

    🤣🤣🤣

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  28. Cisco says:

    Three streets in Chiraq, aka, Shitcago, ryme with vagina, Paulina, Melvina.
    In Cheneys honor a street is named after her, it ryms with Lunt.
    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/02/jan6-panel-liz-cheney-508715

  29. Mothy67 says:

    Thinking about America. I was born po. Like super Marvel comics poor. I had an outhouse. Used newspaper to wipe my behind. Life didn’t stop there. Lou Reed was a friend. Shay thinks nothing of watching Penguins with Mario Lemieux in his box. She was not fazed when I took her to brunch with Patti Lupone. We have gone to the Warhol Museum ( i don’t tell her how many artists I diddled) and she just thinks it’s normal for me to argue with Julian Schnabel. Her world will be defined by how she sees it not by how a Smith College women’s study professor who has never had a job outside of academia sees it. What if I had boarded the pity train. An orphan raised by a gay black guy who is her great great great uncle. I have decided to identify as a three hundred year old black man from Barbados. Why not? History is what we make of it. I personally think I commit robbery if I try to define Shayla’s future with my past. Way back my great grandmother had diabetes. Remember in my family a great grandmother can be ten. Oh we make children young. It was the 70’s. Cooch drove a truck. It had bread and snacks. It was a roving convenience store. I started my life of crime young. I’d buy candy from Cooch walk around for 20 minutes and then give my great grandmother the contraband. Candy bars. I was a drug dealer at 7. I get to relate being a sucrose cartel to Shay. What story do I tell to Shay? Vampire, victim? How bout neither. I have lots of grandparent stories. My Daddy John my mom’s dad used to plop me down in bars and get me Jack & Ginger. I was getting drunk at 5 in bars. He ran the numbers. Today there’d be scads of Karens working at CYS demanding my grandfather be locked up. I was a dying kid. He treated me like today was it. I can see bourbon as not the best thing, but I am still going. I treasured my grandfather.
    Just saying nothing is easy, ever. I don’t have friends I can speak with about Shay. I have ranted here. So thank you all. I don’t want to fuck up. I am sure I will.

  30. Mothy67 says:

    Oh Very Young

  31. Angie says:

    FYI

    Special place in hell for all who mistreat kids, the elderly and animals, IMO.

  32. Angie says:

    Waverly, TN

  33. lyn5 says:

    NJ

  34. Helen Kenney says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-agents-slam-biden-tajikistan-border-us-crisis

    this tells you all you need to know about bid-on and the benedicts

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    • lyn5 says:

      M-Kay.

  37. lyn5 says:

    If you want to take a break from Biden’s America, watch this on AcornTV.

    • lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      Just finished watching your last recommendation – The Courier. Loved it. If you have others to recommend, send them my way. ( ⬆️ Looks good, but I don’t have Acorn TV so I may have to take a pass.)

  38. Mothy67 says:

    Anyone who does not love dogs is asshole.
    We have had dark skies for ten days. Gracie won’t go outside. She stands by the door but won’t go out. I put puppy pads in the mud room. She will go there and then run like a jack rabbit upstairs. Bell is terrified of thunder but she will never go inside. She woke me just now. I said outside. She did back flips. Races to top of the basement stairs. Her bladder must have been bursting, but she waits for me as I made a cigarette. We go outside she pees like a racehorse. I lit my smoke. Bell was waiting in the mudroom the whole time I puffed. We went in I said okay bad girl. She sleeps on top of me if there is a storm. No storm she sleeps with my mom but not before she checks on Shay. She spends a half an hour every night making sure Shay is okay. She heads to my mom once Shay is asleep. Never before brat retires. I know cause she scratches the door and I let her out of Shay’s room. She then goes to sleep with my mom. . i get her nonstop if there is a hard rain. She is my walking buddy and I am the only one she listens to but at night she favors the women. It’s her job to make sure they are safe. Shay went to outer banks for two weeks. My bad girl went into her room everynight and sat. I can’t stand my bad girls. They drive me nuts. The beagle is a few chapters herself. All she wants all the time is love. We laugh because the energy crisis could be solved if we could harness her tail. She hears my voice and that thing goes a mile a minute. I did not want her. Now I’m stuck with the sweetest thing. Beagles are so gentle. Fuck Fauci. How can anyone look at a beagle and mistreat. A person had to look at a pupper and decide to do experiments. Gracie loved to dash when we first got her. I was mad but I chased her through the woods. She wasva pain. I just can’t cannot fathom an adult knowingly experimenting on a beagle. I’d not blink if it were a doberman, but a beagle?? They are like infants.

  39. Mothy67 says:

    The Sweetest Thing

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