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  1. DeniseVB says:

    The William Shatner launch coverage today, 10 a.m. on ABC.

  2. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    What could go wrong?


    Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs

    • Constance says:

      I want one! Of course now that I’m moving to a high rise condo with about 90% retired people it would probably be a little out of place on my deck.

      • Constance says:

        But this is Seattle! Our police department is down by about 300 officers since the CHOP or CHAZ experience and they have no plans to recruit more cops. And 410 officers refuse to provide proof of Covid vaccination so they might get laid off by next Friday so all in all an assault rifle robot dog might be appropriate and welcomed.

  3. Dora says:

    Courts Side With NY Health Care Workers Seeking Religious Exemptions, Reject Vaccine Appeal By NYC Teachers

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Great news Dora. 😀

    • lateblum says:

      There are now several school districts in Illinois who have pooled together to file a serious lawsuit against JB Pritzker’s orders to mask and vaccinate children. Since earlier this year there have been a few suits against our sovereign governor from individuals and a couple of school districts in southern Illinois. But this one is, I think more serious as the challenges the authority of Pritzker to overrule local school boards. And it is state-wide. He has threatened to de-certify schools throughout the state that do not comply with his mask&vax orders. He has renewed those orders every month since March 2020. (The governor’s orders are only valid for periods of 30 days.)

      The deadline to join this suit is noon today. Private citizens as well as school districts are joining together. Sadly, this governor has almost if not as much power as Mike Madigan who was the Boss of Illinois for as long as I can remember. He recently “retired” when the DOJ finally after him for his corruption. Pritzker’s power comes from his money and his family. So lawyers are afraid of retribution from him and have been reluctant to openly fight against his others. The exceptions are some attorneys in Madison County in the southern part of the state. They loathe Chicago and the role the city plays in its domination of politics in the state. Here the word “downstate” really means anything NOT Chicago.

      Illinois is a sh!thole state that is bought and paid for by the Dem Party. In fact, the federal govt has just bailed out the SHIELD Covid testing program that Pritzker pushed on the state. It is said that the Pritzker family holds stock in the company.

      Btw, I know of no one who likes Pritzker. But they voted for him because – Democrat.

  4. DeniseVB says:


    • Constance says:

      Great idea! But be careful those FBI guys might false flag you next time they need a fake white supremacist episode in their national narrative.

  5. swanspirit says:

    I love.the pumpkin and the kitty!!!🐈🎃

  6. Anthony says:

    Larkin seekers – I found the author of Cisco’s exquisitely haunting poem on yesterday’s post. Cisco, thank you for sharing such a powerful work with us

    Aubade by Philip Larkin

    • elliesmom says:

      Strangely, this whole covid thing has made me more comfortable with dying. I wasn’t brought up to believe fear is a virtue. With seeing how many of the people around me have given up on living hoping for more life, I’ve decided to just be glad for today. The cancer kids’ motto was “Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift. It’s why we call it the present.”

    • Cisco says:

      I was glad to share.
      Haunting indeed, I’ve read the entire poem in its entirety every so often.
      Reading mothy67 post made me think of it.
      Just trying to say I understand.

  7. elliesmom says:

    While I was a teacher who could have an attack of momentary deafness when someone made an excited utterance in one of my classes, I never compromised my principles on the big things. Except once. There was a student in a neighboring town who had committed an assault on a fellow student. He was awaiting trial in superior court where he was being tried as an adult. It was proposed that he be transferred into our school for the semester. I taught a one semester course in the essentials of physics totally based on hands on projects. It was a favorite class of kids who needed science credits to graduate and kids who were off to engineering school- strange bedfellows, But most engineering students have a little sweathog in them so it worked. The kid’s lawyer proposed his client take this course.

    When I expressed concern because the projects used equipment that could be dangerous in the wrong hands, and my hands were full managing inexperience and youthful exuberance. the lawyer proposed sending the kid to class in shackles. When l remained reluctant, he proposed I assign the kid “do at home” work- as long as he wouldn’t need to pass a final exam. Now this class had no final. We had a party that day, but I have good radar. If I let this kid work at home, anyone could do the work for him as long as there was no check to see if he had learned something. So I proposed I put a “gentleman’s C” on his report card, and neither I nor my students would ever have to meet him. I never actually had to do it because he was off to the crossbar motel before any grades were due, but I would have done it to protect my kids.

    I’m reminded of this experience because apparently a boy in a Loudon County high school took advantage of the new bathroom rules, put on a dress, and sodomized a 14 year old girl in the girls’ room. The school didn’t want to involve the police, but her father took her to the hospital for a rape kit, and the hospital confirmed the rape and called the police. Her father was one of the people dragged out of the school board meeting when he tried to speak out against transgender bathroom rights, and he was charged with disorderly conduct.

    But what drew my attention was they apparently transferred the boy to another school where he has apparently raped again. I know juvenile offenders have a lot of advocates. At times I’ve been one of them, but who is watching out for the victims? I expect the Loudin County school board hasn’t seen the last of this. The “domestic terrorists” are likely to take this one on. The first victim’s father has been barred from attending meetings, but there are a lot of dads out there with daughters.

  8. Miranda says:

    Until today, as far as I was concerned, the lyrics of ‘Brown Sugar’ were ‘lalalala, BROWN SUGAR, lalalala’. I had no idea what they were saying.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I might have danced on a table to this song at Kelly’s Slide (a roadhouse) when I was a little kid because my family is very classy and back in the 70s it was OK to take your baby to a bar.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    The launch is a live stream NOT on t.v. Phhhht.

  10. votermom says:

    Update on my sister’s grandson:
    still unconscious but doctors say they are seeing some minimal signs of improvement.
    They are easing back a bit on his meds so as to “rest his kidneys” and increasing fluids and starting some kind of food thing called oresol (is that thru a tube?)

    Also my sister set up a Go Get Funding site for her grandson’s hospital bills HOWEVER Paypal is being itself and apparently it will accept paypal donations but keeping it on hold until “verified”.
    Also although she sees donation coming in thru paypal, when I try to do a credit card donation it always gets declined (tried a couple). Any paypal experts have advise?

    If you want to see the fundraiser page it I can email it or if you know my FB it’s there too

  11. Mothy67 says:

    Am I blocked?

    • votermom says:

      Don’t think so, why?

      • Mothy67 says:

        Waiting for a ride
        Going to Mckeesport mental health. Kind of far from me. Bet KTY as a nursing student knows it.
        I dropped in posted this if it posts? I am going time and insurance have played a role
        am still going to at least detox. There have been insurance issues. I could walk into a city ER and be detoxed. That is standard. My PCP does his best Amy Winehouse saying no no no I did drugs a long long time ago. I haven’t snorted heroin or cocaine since 1992. Not my thang. Never was. I am a drunk. He got me into a place on my insurance that deals with booze. It took quite a bit of time. I don’t know if this time will make a difference. I was partially sober, Christ actually sober when crud was a muffin. I had a purpose. I have always been an alcoholic. Who I am. Lockdown came and I had to buy a box of wine. I drank 32 glasses in one sitting. Things were fine for awhile. I don’t break laws. I started drinking more and more. You go to a pub. A vodka and cranberry runs you between 5 and ten. I could just pour more and more sitting at home alone. I did.
        I love drinking. I like being drunk. Do I have mental health issues. You betcha. Am I willing to confront all that is wrong with me? Not a chance, but I will die if I continue to consume a gallon a day. I can outdirink an entire frat house on my off day. I shake and throw up when I am apart from my lover named vodka. I didn’t want to be an addict. I am physically unable to detox alone.
        Shay matters most to me,but I can’t do this for her. I have to realize how to not detest me.
        I expressed these thoughts here because by doing so I own them. Delmore Schwartz wrote In Dreams Begin Responsibility. I am/was far to lazy to actually read the book. I just read the title. Candy.

  12. Helen Kenney says:

    check out the percentage he won by. step by step, little by little people are waking up and seeing what the benedicts really are and they do not like it

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  14. Helen Kenney says:

    had to share this

  15. DeniseVB says:

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I said this on the KF corona thread (which is fascinating) and will say it again. I would really, REALLY like to know the economic consequences, if any, of banning 25% of the population here from public life. What’s really going on with the finances of the restaurants, gyms, bars, cultural institutions, hotels? I think that if the news were GOOD, the media would be trumpeting it from the mountaintops.

      As it is, I only have the anecdotal report of my ex-husband, who works at the front desk of my town’s only nice hotel, which is about half business travelers, half tourists (lots of them international, because the staff is bilingual). This hotel had a very nice (if overpriced) cocktail lounge–it never reopened after March 2020 and the bartender who ran the place for more than a decade finally quit. The restaurant (a reasonably nice one) also never reopened other than for the free breakfast buffet they give to guests. No workers available. Guest numbers are way down. Part of his job is to check the fucking vax passports, but he doesn’t GAF and if the app beeps, he doesn’t care if you’re using Macron’s QR code (which was leaked on social media a few weeks ago). Apparently this is a pretty common attitude.

  16. Helen Kenney says:

    did bid-on and the benedicts copy the old Miafa and give no work jobs to kamila and mayorkas. they seem to like the money for nothing hiring

    • Gram Krakka says:

      Add DOT’S diaper changin Petey to that list.

      Three years ago, the only people who’d ever heard of Pete Buttigieg were likely to be residents of South Bend, Ind., the town of 103,000 people where he served as mayor.

      South Bend is home to Notre Dame University. It has a bus station with a fleet of 60 buses, a small train station and a small regional airport. So, who better for Team Biden to nominate as secretary of the Department of Transportation, which employs more than 58,000 employees – more than half the population of South Bend – and has a budget of $87 billion?

      After a quiet first nine months in office, the former mayor has his first crisis on his hands: a massive supply-chain breakdown exploding across the country that will impact every American, particularly the lower and middle classes. Restaurants, stores and small businesses that provide products and services to people will all be negatively affected as the cost to the consumer goes up.

      So, to what level of accountability are the media holding the Transportation secretary?

      A quick Google check of “Pete Buttigieg,” when using the “News” search option, reveals the following headlines in this exact order as of Monday afternoon.

      “Pete Buttigieg Calls Parenting Twins ‘Most Demanding Thing’: ‘Yet I Catch Myself Grinning Half the Time’ ” – People Magazine

      “Pete Buttigieg calls parenting twins ‘the most demanding thing I think I’ve ever done’ ” – USA Today, under the “Celebrities” section

      “Buttigieg quiet on growing port congestion as shipping concerns build ahead of holidays” – Fox News

      “Buttigieg on parenthood: ‘Most demanding thing’ I’ve ever done” – NBC News

      “Pete Buttigieg Dishes on His Future As a Presidential Candidate” – Business Insider

      • Helen Kenney says:

        I forgot about him. good catch.

      • lateblum says:

        If he can’t handle parenthood how can he toy with thoughts of the Presidency?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Can’t believe that came from The Hill, especially this……

        Buttigieg is beloved by many in the American press for a variety of reasons, including because he checks off many boxes in the sizzle department. But chief among them is not his experience with supply chains, small business, Big Labor or transportation.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I don’t really GAF about Buttigieg one way or another–there are certainly far more offensive Democrats out there–but it just boggles my mind that somebody so manifestly unqualified was installed in such a critical position.

  17. Helen Kenney says:

    there is hope

    • elliesmom says:

      Actually, they aren’t dumbing down the kids. They’re just dumbing down what they teach them. There will still be smart kids and not so smart kids. A bored smart kid is much harder to control that one who isn’t very clever. The kids who challenged me most were the “sweathogs”, but I asked for them to be mine every year. The challenge was to make what I wanted to teach them interesting to them. They were plenty smart and left bored could wreak havoc.

    • elliesmom says:

      I went to grad school at the first teachers’ college in the US. It was the brainchild of Horace Mann largely financed by Edmund Dwight who made his fortune in the textile mills. Their names are everywhere on campus. In a course in the Education Department, the two men are heroes who reorganized schools and trained teachers making education more accessible to the masses. In the History Department they’re villians who destroyed Jefferson’s dream of an educated population who would keep our country free and exchanged it for educating the population to be good factory workers. I can regurgitate what the teacher says if all I want out of the class is an A, but I loved the History of American Politics class, and I tend to agree our schools might be much better if Mann had kept his nose out of them.

  18. Helen Kenney says:

    about that corp tax thingy, things are not what the dems say they are

    • Helen Kenney says:

      just think of the places our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will go, the things they will see. It fires the imagination

      • elliesmom says:

        I thought my chances of ever going into space were over, but it appears I have another 20 year window. 🙂

        • Helen Kenney says:

          wouldn’t it be a great experience?

          • elliesmom says:

            I worked at one of the Challenger education centers where they do mock ups, and I’ve been on the simulator at Space Camp, and both experiences are lots of fun, but they only made me more disappointed we haven’t reached the point where we can take a vacation on the space station. 😦

      • Helen Kenney says:

        I went to the Wright bros museum and then to the Kennedy Space Center. Seeing how far we have come, think how far we could go

  19. elliesmom says:

    I’m going to make some lunch and come back and read “The Kenney Report”. ❤

    • lateblum says:

      That is so true! I had to come back a little bit ago to do the same.
      It’s a great report today, Helen.

    • Helen Kenney says:

      thank you both. I see things that I think should be shared and post them here and on facebook.
      yesterday I read that Boeing is going to require their employees in the US to be vaxxed. My granddaughter’s husband works a Boeing. He just recovered from covid about 2 weeks ago. I wanted him to check with his doctor before being vaxxed to make sure there would be no bad effects from the shot

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  21. Dora says:

    Violent Clashes Mar Pope’s Synodal Kickoff

    Francis trashes ‘tradition,’ calls for openness to the ‘spirit of the age

  22. Helen Kenney says:

    we should start a refusal to pay school taxes revolt. IF this government plans to attack school parents, why should we pay them to do so?

  23. Helen Kenney says:

    DC warden found in contempt. there should be a thorough investigation into the treatment of these political prisoners. but it is DC and the DOJ can no longer be trusted

  24. elliesmom says:

    This is a great description of Kamala’s venture into “space”. If the purpose is to promote our government’s space program, they should hire Shatner to do it. But we all know it’s not about space. It’s about promoting Harris.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Shatner, at 90 and after a very unusual and physically stressful day for one of any age, was interesting and authentic and was able to express his awe and appreciation of the experience in an off the cuff conversation almost immediately upon return. Win!

      When I first saw it I thought it was suppose to be a political add for her or for someone she was sent out to support to shore they care “about the children”. I am guessing I was not alone and most people would not even realize she was suppose to discussing the space program. Kamala and her junior acting studio hires with 101 takes could not get beyond apathetic, boring with a heavy helping of WTF . The only reason is got play was because of her bizarre behavior. Not even a win for Kammie and those actor kids need more lessons as most of them looked like deer caught in headlights so her behavior in person must have been something to behold.

  25. Somebody says:

    Another day, another update. I had a follow up visit with doctor that handled my radiation at the proton center. He reviewed my PET and MRI and saw nothing alarming, he disagrees with my Gyn/Onc at the same facility. He agrees with MD Anderson and Mayo. He is pushing my case to be reviewed by their full tumor board.

    So that’s now 3 to 1 and when it is all said and done I will have the opinion of the full tumor board and 3 top facilities. Obviously I have no idea what each board will decide, but I’m feeling pretty good.😁

    Man what a 180 from just a couple of weeks ago.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    i have been in ER since 2

  27. Mothy67 says:

    chest x-rays tons of blood drawn I just wanted a pill to stop nausea

  28. jadzia1971 says:

    Love the decorations! We just started our massive Halloween decorating project last night.

  29. jadzia1971 says:

    So my new housekeeper is a dude and I just realized that I’ve become Angela Bower.

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