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  1. Mothy67 says:

    Jadzia
    I love waking up to your posts. Everyone here gives me perspective, but yours has a distinctive flare. Have you ever seen the AbFab when Patsy and Edina go on holiday to France. They end up staying in the servants cottage instead of the house they rented. Patsy gets arrested for blow which turns out to be baby powder. She is disgusted with herself because it means she enjoyed table tennis. Don’t mean to insult you but I read your tales as if I were Patsy. One of my favorite episodes Patsy is checking herself for breast cancer. She finds a lump but it’s a stoli cap.
    Last night I took out the girls. They are scaredy cats. We never go out once sun goes down. Last night they had exception. I run into this beautiful Nepal famiily. Not an entire family just brother and sister. I know the sister, she graduated last year but was in concert band. Small school she played sax. Shay played sax. I think there were 3. Her older brother is on all the bus stops modeling for community college. He is stunning. I had my girls. He asked me why I never responded to him. He asked if it was race.i said no. I am 50 plus you are 25. I struggle to tie my shoes. You are from a different time and place. He is literally the face of community college. He knew Shay’s name and my idiot dogs. I said what the fuck. Do you want to have coffee with a guy old enough to be your dad. He said yep. I’m having coffee. It was extremely awkward.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I know his parents. I think they think I am their kid’s husband. I think the kid is about 30 now. I walked my bad Bell by his house ten years ago. Both parents are doctors. I walk by every day we exchanged small talk. I don’t know names. I see them in grocery store we chat about nothing. They behave like they adore me. The son is take your breath away good looking. He was a teen when he became obvious to me. Wasn’t pervy. He just always wanted to talk. I shot him down. It’s 15 years later and he asked me for coffee. His sister was there she was ecstatic. I am asshole. For real nothing about me is worth knowing. I boinked Ron Palilo. Arnold Horshack. I wanted him to make Mr Kotter sounds. He told me he could not as his dad died from emphysema and he uttered that sound as he died. Lucky me I fuck a 1970 star and end up caring about him for life.
      Leave me alone. I ask nothing of anyone. I walk dogs. Don’t desire anything.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Well, now I have to see that episode of AbFab!!!! Thank you!

  2. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    This sure is one lucky cat!

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  4. Mothy67 says:

    Bet a bunch of us love elliesmom teacher mind. She is Josh Groban inspiring. None of you boinked a sweathog. Thank you elliesmom for guidance but I diddled.

  5. elliesmom says:

    Another beautiful garden. Another gray start to a Monday. Sun to arrive this afternoon. We’ll see.

    My new “I’m getting old plan” is to respond to requests to do things for younger friends by offering to teach them how to do it themselves. So far, it’s working pretty well. One of the things I get asked to do a lot is to alter special occasion dresses. I love to sew, but I hate to do alterations. Yesterday a young friend brought me a dress she’s wearing to her stepson’s wedding. His mom is nasty to the core to her so it’s important my friend feel like a million bucks in this dress. I agreed to do the alterations if she came and spent the day and did a lot of the work herself under my “watchful eye”. She came yesterday. We took my sewing machine outside because the day was so beautiful. She left with the dress fitting like it was custom made, and I didn’t touch the sewing machine. “One less call to answer”. ❤

    While we were working, she made a comment about Obama's oratorical skills and how brilliant they are. I don't remember how it came up because we weren't discussing politics. But I responded that my definition of a "brilliant orator" was someone whose speeches inspired people. For presidents the gold standard has been Lincoln with the Gettysburg Address and his "with malice toward none and charity for all" from his 2nd Inaugural Address. I told her in my lifetime there have been two brilliant orators. JFK and Reagan. "Ask not what your country can do for you. We will go to the moon not because it's easy, but because it's hard. I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris." "Tear down that wall, Mr. Gorbachev. Shining city on a hill. Broke the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God." Those two men spoke and their words hit a spot with me.

    I said I understand not everyone is touched by the same voice, and it's OK if Obama wasn't speaking to me. Since she thinks he's a brilliant orator, which of his words reached her? Which speech of his will she remember hearing for the rest of her life? She can't remember any of them, either. Maybe she left knowing how to make shoulders sit in the right place AND not to pitch hype you can't defend.

    • Helen Kenney says:

      you are a great lady. people who meet you. learn from you. that is a wonderful thing

    • Mothy67 says:

      Can I just say piss off. I am blessed cause I know elliesmom. I don’t have time to sort through my shit. I got my own noise. You inspire. I respect you. Not tad bit fa g g ot from backwoods . i respect you like I treasure Dolly Parton. It is almost religion.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I will never forget Reagan’s speech after the Challenger tragedy. That accident was kind of like the Kennedy assassination for Gen Xers. We all remember where we were.

      • lateblum says:

        I honestly do not remember the words, but I do remember that I was touched deeply by Reagan’s speech after the Challenger tragedy. I *do remember JFK’s inaugural address and was absolutely inspired by it. His speech writers were golden.

        I was recoiled by everything BHO said because I knew it was all lies. After seeing him up close and in person in 2007, I knew he was a fraud. Then after he was elected and took office, I knew he was evil.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yes, I do. Just put my daughter on the kindergarten bus and still had time to watch the launch before I had to leave for work. Wish I didn’t 😦 It did carry a JFK punch, enough so, I remember exactly where I was.

        • elliesmom says:

          I was in an auditorium full of elementary school kids watching it on a huge screen. Parents had been invited to come watch with their kids. In retrospect, it was probably a good thing so many parents were there. Years later I went to work at one of the Challenger Centers, and it was still a tender moment whenever Christa’s mom was in the building.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I was living in Virginia Beach and was at work in Norfolk. We had it on the tv in the library but I had taken a phone call when I heard screams and went running with my boss at my heals both of us thinking someone had had an extreme medical emergency. Our office building was literally next to a hospital and being in health related field he was thinking out loud, call and ambulance or take them ourselves or do we need to get them to the trauma center when we realized we were hearing a very unexpected moment live on tv and the others had witnessed a tragedy our thoughts on emergency response would be if no help.

      • 1539days says:

        Peggy Noonan wrote that speech, which is too bad given what she’s like now, However, Reagan had to punch up a lot of her speeches, so he made it his own.

    • lateblum says:

      Well done, em! I wish we could clone you and we were all next door neighbors.❣️

    • swanspirit says:

      EM, I think if I look up tact and diplomacy, in the dictionary, (not Wikipedia, they lie) I might find your picture. I guess your friend didn’t remember “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” or the other lies the great liar told. Obanana is in there with Nixon, “I am not a crook”, and Clinton, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”
      Carter and Bush, meh! The elder Bush said something about not having to eat broccoli.

      I remember JFK, Reagan, as inspiring. I can still hear their voices, and the things they said had the ring of truth. I now put Trump up there with them.

    • mcnorman says:

      AND not to pitch hype you can’t defend

      That “you can keep your doctor” zinger might have been plaguing her when she left.

      • elliesmom says:

        I know when to quit when I’m ahead so I didn’t go there, but I wanted ask her what programs Obama inspired besides “Cash for Clunkers” with his speeches. Kennedy’s speeches inspired our missions to the moon, the Peace Corps, and VISTA.

    • Constance says:

      I hope she learned not to pitch hype as brilliant speech. I also love to sew and absolutely HATE alterations. Although occasionally I come across an outfit and think OMG what were they thinking and buy it so I can fix it and make it look good.

      • elliesmom says:

        For me, it’s the taking things apart part of alterations that I hate to do. This dress has lace sleeves, and the only way to shorten them and keep the beauty of them was to take them completely out and take the length off the top. Since we had to remove the sleeves anyway, we redid the shoulders so she had a snug fit around the neckline and doesn’t have to worry about her bra showing if she leans over. There’s also lace trim at the hem we had to take off so we could shorten the dress. For me, I would have just made the dress when I saw how much work there would be to make it fit the way I wanted it to fit. In fairness to her, she would have been OK if we had just hemmed the dress, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to how things fit. Not everyday clothes, but for something special like this, it needs to look custom. She’s still excited about how beautiful she looks in the dress today so it was worth it.

        • Constance says:

          That’s great that she fees so good about it. My Grandmother was a dressmaker and my Mom could sew. So I started sewing at a young age and when I ran into a situation I couldn’t handle I had help in the next room. People who can’t sew are forever buying clothing that is more work to alter than it would be to make from scratch. I’m about ready to alter a too short dress by cutting under the bust and adding 3 inches of fabric so the hem with a border print looks good, it’s the hard way to fix a hem but should look great in the end. There is an organdy top skirt that stops above the underskirt so I don’t think the alteration should show.

        • Angie says:

          You’re a good woman, em.

  6. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh why won’t let kindle let me play Sundown
    Ellirsmom is Sundown

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    https://canadafreepress.com/article/trump-for-speaker-of-the-house

    I like this idea. he would be in office in 2022 and still run for president in 2024

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    • Mt.Laurel says:

      These paid bad actors are going to end up causing more and more craziness. So many people simply refuse to admit this is a tactic not a real person(s).

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      Fuck Joe Biden!

    • Gram Krakka says:

      Joe Manchin would be a fool to give up the power he currently has by being the 50th vote the Demons need in the 50/50 tied Senate. Manchin has been around too long to think a carve-out for one law won’t lead to doing away with the filibuster rule entirely. He loses his power and then his party will tell him and his WV constituents to f*** off. That would be career suicide and he knows it.

      In some ways Manchin’s stance shields moderate Dems in swing districts from even more losses in ’22 that will happen if the radical left were to get their budget busting and socialist legislation rammed through.

      The Dems and DNC is going to use the power of the purse to apply pressure with pork or denying reelection cash to the moderate dems.

      Pelosis wants this legislation to be her legacy. Then her work is done here and she will retire to her Californicate winery and watch the rest of the country go up in smoke and turn to ashes.

      • Constance says:

        Well I think this law would be thrown out by the Supreme Court right after it’s passed so it seems like a stupid hill to die on for any politician. Sure the Congress can make laws but they can’t make laws that go against the Constitution and the Constitution gives the right to run elections to the states. Democrats are so stupid. The forensic audits may not result in Trump being put back in office but they will expose the way the rigging was done. So I guess it was pretty hard to come up with a rigging system but it will be easy to copy in the future. If nothing is done about voter fraud then in 2022 not only will Democrats be changing massive numbers of votes but also China, Russia, Iran, Republicans, Libertarians etc, etc. We will wind up with millions more votes then citizens and our elections will be a total joke. I mean so bad even a Democrat can understand it.

      • DandyTIger says:

        If that stuff passes, that will be the end of the GOP party. All voting will magically keep all Dems in office. Manchin would have nothing to worry about, unless the Dem leaders wanted him replaced.

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    and the game continues

    • lateblum says:

      This is exactly what Nanzi Pelosi meant when she told Newsom months ago that he had “nothing to worry about” that the recall wouldn’t be successful.

      • taw46 says:

        She did the same last year. Several times she said that PT would NEVER be re-elected. She was adamant about it, which made me wonder what she really knew about the upcoming election. Now we know. And she is doing it again.

    • DandyTIger says:

      The shocking thing for me is that anyone thinks this would be a fair election. It’s over. Newsom wins.

  18. Helen Kenney says:

    these old benedicts know what it is like to live in a great country. It gave them a damn good life but they still would sell it out in a heartbeat. NO QUARTER to any of them remember this November not one benedict left in any office

    end of rant

  19. Mothy67 says:

    We have to go tomorrow to a Chase bank with property deed. A woman has opened up accounts using my address. I can’t stop it over the phone. Chase won’t give me any info. They claim they cannot and she is legit as far as they are concerned. I am scammer.i have a tiny loan against the house. It was 10 thousand eleven years ago. My hood has exploded realty wise. My zillow lists 1.5 baths and three bedrooms. I have 5 beds and 3.5 baths plus a full apartment in basement with a pool. Yeah I have a pool that is the size of a car. I could never rent for what I pay. I gave my parents the balance a gazillion years ago. House is in my mom’s name. I have paid for everything. We all decided years ago that it goes to Shay. I would have the biggest claim. I don’t want it.
    So these Chase bank things keep coming. One was a debit card. I can do nothing over the phone. They have yelled at me. I don’t know what is going on. I have to go to the bank. My mom was born in 1947. I think that makes her oldish. The house is paid off except for a teeny tiny loan is someone trying to steal it thinking old lady won’t realize. We have to go to Chase Monday to close this woman’s accounts. We have to bring the deed. Huh?!?! We have to show we own.
    The house belongs to Shay. I don’t want it. I am one of six. No one else wants it.
    I had my bad girls out. We have a fence. There was a woman pretty high in my yard smoking. I have a big fence. She just babbled about how she was friends with my neighbor. Okay. You opened my gate and are wandering in my yard. Bell didn’t get upset with her. She was drunk lady. I asked her not to roam around my yard. She was harmless. A little off, but so what.
    The guy next door is a patient advocate. I’d say bedwetter. He has fewer social skills than Linda Darnell on a bender with jadzia riding the metro liquored up at 4 am. I wouldn’t care. But but but. He has a certificate from community. Patient advocate. I care little about less. You wanna move heroin next to where I rear my baby brat i is gonna slice your throat out and spit it in your face. Do not approach my child. I will end you.
    Happy note. Shay told me I am not her dad. Just a drunk worth nothing. I get it. She is my kid. I waited for apology. I got. I might count for not much but I will never turn away i treasure my brat.

  20. lyn5 says:

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      Exclusive: Ashli Babbitt’s Mom Responds to George W. Bush
      By Julie Kelly
      September 13, 2021

      In a text to American Greatness writer Julie Kelly today, Mikki Witthoeft, the mother of Ashli Babbitt, responded to George W. Bush’s 9/11 speech where he appeared to compare January 6 protesters to Islamic terrorists:

      “George Bush, the Nation I know does not shoot unarmed protesters. The nation I know does not persecute protesters for political gain. The nation I know does not deny due process. The nation I know does not withhold evidence. The nation I know does not support lies told by the MSM.”

      “Mr Bush, many of the noblest did hear the nation’s call on 9/11 many of them the same noble veterans that heard the call on 1/6 and went to DC to simply have their voices heard. My daughter, Ashli Babbitt was among both groups. Our sitting government still has many patriots jailed for exercising their American born right to protest. Veterans being denied rights they fought and were willing to die for. It was your voice that Ashli and many other young men and women heard and answered. Shame on you for comparing these 2 days in history. You should have your speech writers dig a little deeper before you push the lies of team Pelosi forward. The Americans that showed up for all of us to protest a corrupt establishment were met with violence-death-imprisonment and complete abuse of power.”

  21. Mothy67 says:

    Shay can hate me for an hour but we win in the end

    • jadzia1971 says:

      It’s OK. My 14 year old hated me for two weeks recently. My original crime was taking him kayaking (in a river that is about two feet deep) and we got separated and he got mad. (H-man was with them, so there was always an adult.) Then my crimes expanded to [checks notes] usually giving them sandwiches or leftovers for lunch and not teaching him how to cook. I am now teaching him how to cook and he has STFU about the lunch choices.

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    Klown update: I am Groot.

  25. Myiq2xu says:

    The YooToob search algorithm will take you to some strange places.

  26. lyn5 says:

    Watch Greenwald for free!

    “George Bush was once castigated by liberals as a new Hitler, a war criminal, and a primitive imbecile who stole not one but two elections. Yet they swooned for him on 9/11 because he gave them what they most crave: the view that Al Qaeda is comparable to those who protested at the Capitol on 1/6.”

    https://rumble.com/vmfpil-liberals-cheered-george-bushs-911-speech-because-they-want-a-domestic-war-o.html

    • 1539days says:

      The left’s only principle is that they hate the American people. Even MSNBC is praising Trump for talking about the vaccine because they hate the people, some of whom booed Trump. Making the “wrong” choices annoys the left, having the freedom to make the choice infuriates them.

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