Happy Fall Wednesday

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  1. jadzia1971 says:

    Good morning!

    It looks like the number of folks in my region who are going to be bullied into the vaccinations may finally be hitting its limit–here’s a story about a local vaccination center cutting back its hours due to low demand after the region has hit a little bit under 80% (although I’m not sure if that’s one or two shots): https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/a-la-une/chateauroux-le-centre-de-vaccination-de-belle-isle-va-fermer-deux-jours-par-semaine?queryId%5Bquery1%5D=57cd2206459a452f008b4594&queryId%5Bquery2%5D=57c95b34479a452f008b459d&page=1&pageId=57da5ce0459a4552008b4567

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Will this Scamdemic ever be over? 😡

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I certainly hope so. The real good news/bad news of the day is that they are FINALLY getting rid of masks in school. But not until October 4, for reasons. And only for elementary school.

        My sweetest, most compliant child is showing all the signs (including outright complaining, which is 100% not like her) of being DONE DONE DONE with masking all day in a building that lacks climate control. Unfortunately, she has just started middle school. No relief for her. My youngest, and the H-man’s son, both of whom are still in elementary school (and are in the same class this year) will benefit, though, so at least there’s that.

        • votermom says:

          I mean awesome for the elementary school kids. Why not for middle & hs though?

          • elliesmom says:

            I’m guessing the elementary school teachers are tired of spending most of the day doing classroom mask management. When the kids are little, their teachers are held accountable. When the kids get to middle school and high school, the teachers who are mask nazis will yell at the kids who take their masks off, and the teachers who don’t care will pretend not to notice. The kids have figured out which teachers care and which ones don’t. I feel bad for the kids who can’t bring themselves to “break the rules” even when they’re in the presence of a teacher who won’t say a word about it. When I had a “home room”, I had to be a member of the “fashion police”. When I didn’t, I ignored the school dress code rules. If their mother let them leave the house like that, it was Mom’s issue.

        • Anthony says:

          My neighbor’s kid got busted for writing answers to his exam inside his mask

          • Dora says:

            At least he found a good use for it. 🙂

          • lateblum says:

            Calamity’s big sister has a friend who writes slogans on hers. I just wish they would be something like, “Why are these masks necessary?” Or “Damn Masks”.
            But I doubt there’s anything like that in 4th grade.

          • John Denney says:

            Gotta love creativity. 🙂

          • 1539days says:

            Plus, he gets to sniff marker residue all day.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Lateblum, there are a variety of sassy masks available at places like Redbubble. I bought a bunch after the expiration of the first “two weeks to stop the spread.” The H-man promptly yoinked the one that says “This is BULLSHIT” and now wears it pretty much everywhere he goes. I prefer the pink one that says “forced to comply” or the black one that has a little picture of a sheep and says “I’m not a sheep, I just need to buy groceries.”

          • Anthony says:

            I have the one with the sheep on it. People in Fairway either love it or hate it lol. It drives the Karens crazy when they see me in the produce section

  2. swanspirit says:

    Bill Gates lying through his teeth about Jeffrey Epstein.

  3. Dora says:

    GM corn set to stop man spreading his seed

    Scientists have created the ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn. Waiving fields of maize may one day save the world from overpopulation.

    The pregnancy prevention plants are the handiwork of the San Diego biotechnology company Epicyte, where researchers have discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2001/sep/09/gm.food

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Go get’em Don !

  5. Helen Kenney says:

    Denise
    every day you start out our day with beauty. thank you and never worry about being late.

  6. Helen Kenney says:

    guess this will upset chaney’s Halliburton

  7. threewickets says:

    Marilyn and Miles were born in the same week. Certainly an iconic track below, the album Kind of Blue was the cultural wedding cake at the culmination of the Jazz Age. Sadly Miles did not play his classic numbers when I saw him at Yale. We were a decade into the reign of Liberace Rothschild, and jazz was experimenting again.

    The mood and attitude of “Freddie Freeloader” describes the Freddie I know. It describes her parents too. But Freddie has never been a freeloader. She carries her own weight in every way. Maybe Miles is referring to someone else.

  8. taw46 says:

    • lateblum says:

      Psaki just referred to illegal immigration as “irregular”
      There is nothing even close to truth coming out of this administration.
      Also, now, they have moved to “the racial issue” as it relates to the immigration. April Ryan is also referring to the”lashings” at the border and the investigation. I wonder, does she get extra $$ when she tries to stir up rage and hostility r/t skin color.

      • lateblum says:

        I really hate these people. All they want is to foment anger and division so they are free to get to do whatever they can get away with while there are so many squirrels running wild.

      • Helen Kenney says:

        kamella could not make it to the border. but it so happens that al sharpton is free to go. here we go again about skin color.

  9. threewickets says:

    If REM’s “Drive” was Bill Clinton’s campaign song, Elton John’s “Power” was his inauguration song. Such promise, good momentum, and a pretty great first term. I don’t understand why we had to throw it all away with a quarter century of pathological lying at the American people. The Liberace Rothschilds have had the con for 50 years. That’s enough. I see nothing different from the Garbos and Kennedys. Waiting to hear from Anderson Vanderbilt, Turner Bush, and Ricki Mayer. The Rothschilds are running out if all they have to offer is lying.

  10. threewickets says:

    If happiness and identity for you comes from tricking people, that’s okay. Different strokes. But you shouldn’t be a Rothschild who purports to run the world. This is the fundamental issue with Tawana Rothschild and his gay CIA.

    • Cisco says:

      Great JoeBama diplomacy.
      Abandon Afghanistan and stabbed France in the back too.
      Well as long as JoeBama gets his 10%

    • Cisco says:

      Maybe another $3.sumthing TRILLION spending bill might have something to do with that.
      And that the entire focus of the JoeBama regime.
      Break the middle class

    • John Denney says:

      Here’s an explanation for why the Fed deliberately targets debasing the dollar by 2%/year.

      I’m not buying it.

      BTW, a coin-op, wash your own car with a high-pressure wand, was 25 cens 50 years ago, but now it’s $2.50, a 10-fold increase. Is that because of the Law of Supply & Demand for high pressure soap & water? I think not, but rather, that the dollar’s been debased. An actual inflation rate of the dollar at 4.7%/year over 50 years causes a 10 fold change.

      https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2019/january/fed-inflation-target-2-percent

      • elliesmom says:

        I have my groceries delivered, and I start my online order every week on their app by clicking on “Fill my basket with last week’s order”. I get immediate feedback on how much prices increase from week to week. The cost of groceries has been going steadily up for months. Some companies have started making smaller packaging. I get to see that, too, because if a 15 oz package is now a 13.5 oz package, I get a “that product is no longer available” notice.

        • Mothy67 says:

          Gotta feel for seniors who have little income other than SS. Biden gave the largest increase ever to food stamps anticipating this, but clinton admin had food taken out of COLA. Some weren’t able to save through no fault of their own. I remember when the mills pulled out and all kinds of jobs went with them. Started again under obama. Companies closing up and moving out offering buyouts. I know people that used life savings to pay off their homes. My cousin got the max unemployment. It looked like no one was going to hire a 58 year old woman in a clerks position she had been making 80 plus bennies. Nice car nice house, no kids, divorced. She was offered jobs in the 40s. She cashed in took a huge hit, but paid off all debt including house. Erasing the stress of bills made her more comfortable. She figured she had close to 20 years to bank. Didn’t take out private disability. Had a heart attack a big one. Now she lives on disability and her doc advises against almost all part time work. She gets whatever the max is because she worked full time for over 40 years. Some of her choices were poor, but some were due to things like NAFTA. I think it’s a little over 21 a year less her medicare. She buys private insurance as well because it would really suck to mount a huge uncovered medical bill and lose her house. I keep telling her to gift it to her nieces now. You can give away x amount of money and avoid gift tax. Her brother can afford a few hundred a month to save his kids estate tax down the road on a 375,000 house plus a few other assets.Food hits people like her hard. The Clintons put the Chappaqua(sp?) Home in a trust for chelsea. No taxes will be paid. Why shouldn’t “she persist” in the same manner. It’s legal to give away tax free at least 13,000 a year to as many individuals as you want or you can take a lifetime exemption of what was a million a decade a go. I think Trump increased it a lot to help family businesses/farms. Charge my cousin market rent and then gift her 13,000 a year. The kids would be looking at a 100 thousand dollar tax liabilty.

  11. John Denney says:

    Look out Americans, they’re coming for you.

    First, 4 of my thoughts on Americans:

    1) Americans hold that all are created equal, endowed by God with Rights like Life & Liberty. We unite to defend Person, Property, & Liberty, with arms if needed.
    Individualism is good: character counts, not race.
    More US citizens should be Americans.

    2) Liberty & property Rights are fundamental to America, & have many enemies.
    Every law, rule, regulation, & tax infringes on them, & so should be few as possible, & well justified.
    Some Joe always thinks he knows better how you should live & use your resources.

    3) American individuals prosper by:
    Can-do attitude
    Diligence
    Continuous learning
    Trustworthiness
    All rooted in neighborly love, coinciding with the Lord’s command.
    Applies to all, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, or “disability”.

    4) Where do US citizens get the notion that the government is supposed to take care of them?
    Certainly not from the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution.
    The government’s job is to defend Liberty & property Rights so folks can take care of themselves as they see fit.

    https://apaththrough.substack.com/p/no-longer-undeclared

    • threewickets says:

      The Anglo-Am political-class and political-class rhetoric is mostly fabricated and imaginary. They exist for us the chattering class. There is virtually no connection to reality. Voting in America is fake. The media lies 24/7. The nation is run by royals hiding in closets.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I miss the can-do attitude. If I never hear a French person sigh and say “OHHHHH NON NON NON INTERDIT IMPOSSIBLE COMPLIQUE OHHHH PUTAIN” again, it’ll be too fucking soon.

      I can’t even get a desperately needed housekeeper (I know, it’s a silly problem to have, but I work at home full time and have five school-age kids, I truly cannot keep up with everything) because–get this–the job is TOO MANY HOURS. Well, Jadzia, you shouldn’t be abusing people by demanding they work sweatshop hours, you might say. But that actually isn’t the problem. As I entered Month 2 of the search (and BTW I pay above market, never say no to a day off or a vacation or flexible hours, and give big bonuses), my most sensible French friend informed me that the reason I was having so much trouble is that people would be “scared” to work that many hours. Because if they got fired (which by the way is fucking impossible to do here, so not really a realistic “fear”), then they would probably have to find two other employers to replace the job chez moi.

      No can do, that’s our motto.

      OK, Internet sperg over.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Oh, further to the “sweatshop hours” comment: the # of hours i am looking for is 15. In America it would only be 10, but in America there isn’t a cultural expectation that my five school-age children will leave the house every day with every stitch of clothing on their bodies perfectly ironed, including underwear and socks. This expectation extends to sheets, tableclothes, even the towels I use to wipe up stuff in the kitchen. It’s really the laundry that is burying me more than anything else.

        • Mothy67 says:

          15 hours a day?

          • jadzia1971 says:

            HAHA. A week!!!!!!! 15 hours a week!!!!

          • lateblum says:

            I’ll do it!!

          • jadzia1971 says:

            You’d do a better job than me! And definitely better than the agency lady who is currently coming 8 hours. She just left and breezily informed me that she broke the refrigerator while she was here. Aargh.

          • lateblum says:

            O.M.G. I remember the first cleaning person I had… they refused t9 use my vacuum cleaner. Brought in their own, and then destroyed my off white carpet with oil that leaked from their vacuum cleaner.
            Another cleaning person who worked from me was a suspect in a burglary in my home during a weekend that we were away FOR LESS THAN 3 HOURS. A third left because I had offered to drive her home when I learned she had to use public transportation. I was trying to be helpful and she said I was being “suspicious” of her. smh

      • John Denney says:

        Many people enjoy doing hard things for fun – puzzles, crossword puzzles, video games, bridge, playing a musical instrument, . . .

        I’m guessing the Rubik’s Cube wasn’t a big seller in France. 😉

        The People’s Cube! Guaranteed equality of results! No one is too smart or too slow!

  12. Mothy67 says:

    This perpetual coverage about missing girl is exasperating.
    Last Thursday a 23/24 year old man pleaded guilty for planning to bow up a church in Pittsburgh. He is a refugee from Syria and moved here at 18. Crickets from the media as we relocate tens of thousands from Afghanistan. Nary a word. The murdered girl is sad and the story some what compelling, but FOX is non stop with it.
    https://www.fox43.com/article/news/regional/pennsylvania-man-pleads-guilty-to-trying-to-provide-material-support-to-isis/521-819c5a91-384f-487f-972f-62d57ee96946

    • John Denney says:

      But diversity is our strength, right?
      /s

      • Mothy67 says:

        Would be wall to coverage if it were a white man plotting against a mosque. Headline is PA man to lump it in with domestic terrorism. How about Syrian refugee. They all make me sick. The church was predominantly if not entirely black and Nigerian you’d think that would merit some attention.

    • swanspirit says:

      That deserves a lot of coverage, but it doesn’t fit the current administration’s agenda, to focus on actual terrorism. They are focused on portraying Republicans and Trump supporters as terrorists, so they can achieve their goal of total power.

      They see themselves as the divinely designated rulers, and that doesnt mean they believe in any god. Remember when Scott Brown said of Massachusetts senate seat, ” It’s not Kennedy’s seat, it’s not the Democrats seat, it’s the PEOPLE’s seat.”? The Democrats took that as an insult and a slap in the face. How dare anyone question their right of possession? Their proprietary right to own that seat, and rule? That’s how they feel about the Presidency, and the government. They OWN it and they own you and the people and the country be damned. And they laugh at people that think they should play by any rules.
      Just keep that picture of Pelosi ripping up President Trump’s SOTU speech in mind.

      On the other hand, while Gabby Petito, sadly, is being used as a distraction, remember that she is the face of millions of abuse victims, who have gut wrenching reactions to her loss. Not some stupid trigger, but real responses. And hopefully, what happened to her may help other victims, by way of paying attention to how a true victim behaves.

  13. threewickets says:

    If Tom Hanks is Pulp Fiction Jules, what are Tom Hanks’ bullets? This has me stumped. I don’t think Tom Hanks shoots and kills college students randomly in real life.

  14. Somebody says:

    Well I saw the doctor today and the news was actually a little worse than I expected. I was concerned about the area near my original tumor that the report said is consistent with residual cancer.

    The doctor was much more concerned about the area where 3 microscopic spots barely lit up. It’s where they took out my lymph nodes in my groin, one of which was malignant none of the rest where. He said nothing should have lit up there. Technically the uptake isn’t high enough to qualify as malignant, but the doctor was very concerned because a relapse in that area is almost always fatal.

    The other area he said surgery could take care of no problem, but I’ve already had surgery to remove the nodes in that immediate area and had the maximum amount of radiation possible to that area plus chemo. Nothing lit up there in April on my MRI, but somehow did on the PET this week and he finds that very concerning. He wants me to into chemo stat, using much stronger drugs. He said I only have one shot at killing this, he prefers to hit it hard while it is microscopic.

    He encouraged me to get a second or a third or more opinion. He said he’d send images and tests anywhere I wanted and would consult with anyone if needed. He said he was totally open to other ideas if someone had one. He suggested local places and then suggested some large well known places in the US. He felt I might be able to do a tele-conference with the big cancer centers. He did caution me time is of the essence that it’s best to hit this as soon as possible.

    My original tumor is being flown out tonight for genetic and molecular testing to see if I qualify for immunotherapy and to look for weaknesses to exploit. I have to get a bunch of labs tomorrow or Friday and they’ve ordered an MRI. An MRI is better at soft tissue so he’d like to see what that shows and it will clearly define the suspicious areas. He offered for IR to light me up with contrast and attempt to do a needle biopsy on the microscopic areas. However, he said he wouldn’t trust the results because if they were off by a nanometer they could miss it because the areas are so small.

    He said he’d prefer me to start chemo by the end of the month, no later than mid October. Gruesome protocol with yucky and serious side effects. 6 rounds 21 days each with testing in the middle. He said his focus is on the groin-node area but it should take care of the other. If for some reason it doesn’t we’d talk about surgery later, but he doesn’t think it will be necessary.

    He basically told me as far as the groin-node area, unless I qualify for immunotherapy if this doesn’t kill it there isn’t anything else. I didn’t expect good news but damn.

    • swanspirit says:

      I am sorry your news isn’t better, but It’s microscopic, and it can be cured! Sending you lots of healing, and big hugs!.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Praying for you. And sending big hugs ( I am not a hugger so even virtual is a lot from me) and love.

    • Constance says:

      Thanks for letting us know. Prayers happening.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Crap! Sorry to hear. Let us know what other opinions say. Hopefully being so early is the good part.

    • votermom says:

      {{{Somebody}}}
      I will pray the Rosary for your healing.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m sorry the news is not good. It sounds like your doctor thinks that although immediate treatment is necessary, it can possibly wipe out the cancer. I’m sending prayers and hopeful thoughts

    • lyn5 says:

      What Swannie wrote. Praying that you qualify for immunotherapy. ❤

    • Dora says:

      I am so sorry to hear your news. Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way.

    • Angie says:

      So sorry! Keep being hopeful & positive. It really can make a difference!

    • Miranda says:

      I’m so sorry for this news. Best wishes and prayers for healing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      {{{{{Somebody}}}} Keep fighting, you’ve got this ! Sloan Kettering was the first thing that came to my mind for second opinion, at least maybe a virtual visit?

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I am sorry for this buffet of bad news, and am thinking about you. It does sound like you are in really good hands medically speaking.

    • jeffhas says:

      I am late to the party on this note… and as sad is this news is, I refuse to be crushed.

      I agree with Angie, you must be positive and keep yourself in high spirits.

      So much left for you to do.

      I know the procedures will be awful but find time with the people who make you the happiest so you can compartmentalize the cancer from the happy.

      …. and….. get that second and/or third opinion. I understand doctors at this caliber are a cut above, but they are still human. Get another slate of images, whatever – measure twice, cut once!

      I am in awe of your brand of gal. Give ‘em hell for fuck’s sake.

  15. Mothy67 says:

    David Frum is insane. Homoerotic fan fiction images of unfit Trump because his supporters are all old and unfit? Okay what if I was permitted on twitter and said something about blacks and hispanics killing our health system with their heavy carb diets and how there is an epidemic of type 2 because Governor Stacey Abrams said big is beautiful. Number 2 causes of type 2 are obesity and a sedentary lifestyle? Higher % of blacks by population smoke than whites. Biden fell going up stairs. I’d be banned from twitter. Plus take a look at any ofvthe Trump Ramadas. Do those people look unfit? Is this their latest ploy. If so and true would the newest voters be screaming Fuck biden at major college games?
    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/09/22/david-frum-explains-that-the-gop-esp-trump-voters-likes-homoerotic-trump-fanfic-because-theyre-overweight-and-unhealthy-and-physically-weak-video/

  16. Mothy67 says:

    The Wonder Years has been remade about a black family. How is that not cultural appropriation?

    • DandyTIger says:

      I saw that. My immediate reaction was: soooo original and creative much. Seriously, there are no new ideas in the shithole that is Hollywood.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I think a big problem in Hollywierd is there has never been this much opportunity. The streamers are pissing money away to have fresh product. For every really breakout hit there are 9 awful shows. Stuff gets made today that never would have been greenlit even ten years ago. The best are usually limited series adapted from books. One and done. There are a plethora of streamers- netflix, hulu, paramount, hbo max, disney plus, cbs all access, amazon, roku has started, crackle makes some originals. This is on top of all the regular cable and broadcast. Props to Reese Witherspoon she created a company to focus on original programming with streamers in mind and sold it for 900 million just a few years later. Almost a billion dollars. She optioned a few books I guess she read and created her own company with a partner to develop them. Turned a profit on a few and someone thought hey this is worth a billion. her share of 900 million is in stock. She has some big role in the company that bought her’s. How much time will she have to read novels if she’s acting and running a company. I’d think her success stemmed from her frustration looking for work as she got older. She had enough clout to get the stuff she wanted made and she did. Dollars to donuts she knows good writers.

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    Takoui Smith @TakouiS
    The republican party was never behind President Trump. The rhinos were worse then the dems. What totally pi$$ed them off was his successive wins in spite of 24/7 resistance. He had no help agst a leftist massive resources. In 2024, the ppl better be strong & increased in numbers.

    GhostOAngie3 @OAngie3
    This is so true.
    6:06 PM · Sep 22, 2021·

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  24. Mothy67 says:

    I hate technology. Brat’s Iphone only turns on when it wants to. It won’t turn off just sits there with the logo. I tried all the fixes on apple site. The mac won’t recognize it, but it recognizes mine. I tried all the fixes and then spent an hour on chat to be told to go to apple store. It will be a year old in October so it’s covered. I think the problem is she uses it as her alarm and says later for update and then she is never off it long enough to update or forgets. A thousand dollar phone should not be this big of a hassle. I only pay 13 a month because I always trade in. I exist in a perpetual state of trading up. If you wait 2 years you lose at least 200 on trade in so it’s almost worth it to get a new one yearly. My equipment fee has never gone up because our deal is she keeps her grades up to A’s she gets a new phone each year. I looked at the galaxy Z fold for me. 1900 for a cell phone! It folds out to like a tablet. I have no need for it, but I want it. I have a kindle and an ipad with unlimited data. I could get it for 46/mo. Sick that I would even consider it.

  25. jadzia1971 says:

    Government announced yesterday that the vaccine passport will not be eased for ANYBODY regardless of how few cases there are, and apparently they got rid of the expiration date too, so now it’s forever.

    That was the cost of taking masks of the little kids, I guess.

    The only thing that makes me happy these days is when Macron is humiliated in public. Yesterday it was the Algerians wot did it, booing and heckling him as he prostrated himself and asked for forgiveness for France’s actions in the Algerian war and promised to build a monument. Last week is was the Australian thing, leading to this hilarious headline: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58654624.amp (“Boris Johnson tells Macron, Donnez-moi un break,” presumably from all the high drama).

    • Ann says:

      “Yesterday it was the Algerians wot did it, booing and heckling him as he prostrated himself and asked for forgiveness for France’s actions in the Algerian war and promised to build a monument. ”

      My husband’s family had to flee. The stories… Macron is an asshole.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        France has had a whole lot of unlikable rulers, but this is the first guy who seems to have real, sneering contempt for the people he supposedly is leading.

        • lateblum says:

          Is there a rule that leaders have to actually like their subjects? I think they only -or mostly – like their power.

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