Friday

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

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  1. DeniseVB says:

  2. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    Wow! What a beautiful painting.

    This might look beautiful too . . . for a minute.

  3. Dora says:

    • Cisco says:

      I don’t give a f’k!
      In Shitcago now that we have shoplifting gangs hitting outlets, like on once was called the Mag Mile with impunity and no criminal charges, as long as the value of the proceeds are under $1,000, low or NO bond.
      I’m joining the smash & grab crew’s.
      S**t, just jump the CTA turnstiles on da’ Souf” side, hit the Mag snatch what they can, then back home.
      I would ask ya’ll for bond$$$, but I won’t need any..
      shopping request,??

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sadly, it’s not just Chicago. I keep reading where popular chain stores are shutting down everywhere because police are not allowed to do their jobs. Makes me mad when I think about how really stupid voters are to vote for these local policies 😦

        • Constance says:

          I’m basically moving into a gated community Seattle is so dodgy. The gate isn’t installed but it’s a quarter of a mile up a steep private road with cameras everywhere. I would have preferred to get out of the city but my kids like it here and they don’t want me to move anywhere.
          So this is where Seattle stands. After the Chaz experience in the summer of 2020 more than 300 police have retired or quit. As of now over 400 of our remaining cops have not turned in their prof of Covid-19 vaccination and the city says they will be fired after October 18th. We have an election coming up in three weeks for King County Prosecutor, Seattle Mayor (the dipshit who allowed CHAZ is not running) and also for several city council positions. Do the idiot Leftists really lay off 400 cops under those circumstances? Time will tell.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Your new condo sounds like heaven 🙂 I’d love to trade in the family McMansion,Jr. and just be on one floor again. I’m in an area with 4 seasons, I need the Mother Nature shows 4x year. I bet there are lots of lovely areas in Seattle (I still want to buy that Sleepless in Seattle houseboat, on the market recently for 2.5 million, sigh). Of course the media wants us to believe your whole city is Chaz and no police. Even NYC recently forked out millions back to their “defunded” police department admitting that was a mistake……media forgot to mention that.

  4. Dora says:

    “YIKES”: Fresh Fauci E-Mails Show NIAID Chief & Wife’s Flippancy Over Vaccine Deaths, More Interested in “Immortalizing” Him.

    More of Fauci’s e-mails are emerging, and they don’t shower him or his wife in glory.

    https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/yikes-fresh-fauci-e-mails-show-niaid-chief-wifes-flippancy-over-vaccine-deaths-more-interested-in-immortalizing-him/

  5. elliesmom says:

    I’m starting my “stock up” grocery list. From the last time I know I need lots of flour and yeast. I have a neighborhood connection for eggs now. I expect there will be more competition for them, though. I mostly use milk for cooking so I have a canister of powdered milk around as a substitute. I need to restock the frozen veggies and fruit. Put some butter and cheese in the freezer. I understand cooking oil might be hard to get. Last time dishsoap was limited. My six month supply of toilet paper is on its way. I need to get the doggies a 100 lbs of kibble. The pantry shelves are already filled with lots of staples. I do need more peanut butter for me and Hank. It’s our bonding treat. Then I need to fill the rest of the freezer with some meat.

    What are you “putting by”? Last time I listened to my conscience and only bought what I really needed and ended up playing grocery roulette every week. This time I think this might last more than a couple months so I’m being a bit more self-protecting. I have a lot of sewing friends online who are LDS, and no one “puts by” like they do. I’m always amazed how they prepare for winter, and they are outdoing themselves.

    • votermom says:

      I haven’t yet, not really. We always have rice. Need to stock up on KTY’s staple – pasta (and sauce). Wonder if it’s worth getting dried shelf stable cheese powder for mac & cheese?
      Canned meat like corned beef and spam.
      Need to clear more space in the little chest freezer and fill it with more meat.

    • lateblum says:

      Thanks for the powdered milk suggestion. It never occurred to me. But yesterday I wrote “milk for baking+cooking” on my list. So I guess I’ll look for the powdered stuff. (Hah! I don’t even know where to look! ) I added dish soap to my list last night. I rearranged my basement storage unit so that I could put away more paper products.
      Last year, the shelves in the stores near me looked just like the pictures of empty shelves being posted this week. People were horrid to one another – first at the grocery stores and then in general. Some still are. I haven’t enjoyed grocery shopping in a really long time. I suppose that won’t change for a while.

    • Somebody says:

      I’ve been stocking up for weeks. You can buy powdered egg substitute for baking with and shelf stable milk as well as powdered.

      I’m enroute to doctor at moment for hopefully more good news😉 I’ve been thinking about the holidays and going ahead and buying whatever I think I’ll need and isn’t perishable or is frozen. My freezer is full, but my son says he can make room for a turkey in his. I already have prime rib for Christmas in mine😉

      Things I’ve heard may be in short supply, marshmallows (come from China), coffee (shipping costs so high not enough profit), cereal (Kellogg strike), not sure what else the Kellogg strike might impact, all paper products, sugar (No explanation given for that). I’d say canned goods too, my store is low on many except Goya section seems to be fully stocked. The Coke aisle at my store is almost empty and oddly neither of my stores have canned pumpkin. I don’t need canned pumpkin, but odd that they don’t have any. Oh yes, pet food is on the list of things possibly in short supply, also toys and shoes if anyone needs those for the holidays.

      Got to go, I’d I think of anything else I’ll come back later, but yes we should all be stocking up.

      • lyn5 says:

        I’ve been stocking up on canned cat food with an auto order every other week. Plan to order another 24 pounds of frozen raw in a week.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          Ugh, I need to do that. My cat eats WAY TOO MUCH. He’s a teenage boy. I ordered literally 600 euros worth of cat food a few weeks ago and I’m gonna be horrified at how fast he chows through it.

    • swanspirit says:

      I have a few things I have been stocking up on. I still have a box of small toilet paper rolls left from the great toilet paper shortage. But I need room. I have some shelves in my den full of stuff that needs to go, and I plan to use those shelves for canned and dry goods. I buy the big dispensers of laundry soap, the ones with the little faucets, and they usually last 6 months.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Yes, i’ve been doing this too! I have a special shelf in the cave set up for cleaning supplies and stuff like aluminum foil, light bulbs, all the non food kind of crap.

        • Constance says:

          Light bulbs! I didn’t even think of those. Probably batteries too. And what are you going to do when the Progressive idiots you are surrounded by finally catch on and notice you look to be well fed while they have nothing? I’m thinking about a case of cheap dog food. “here you go neighbor, have some dog food, it’s what I’m eating.” After that I figure they won’t come back.

          • 1539days says:

            As a joke, I gifted the family some light bulbs, a contractor pack of 24. I use LED bulbs now, so the package is still there.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Ha ha. I live kind of countryside-adjacent, so lots of my neighbors have gardens and whatnot. But you’re right. My idiot ex-husband TOLD them that I’m a borderline prepper, I wanted to wrap my hands around his neck.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Because you bake a lot, you might be interested in ordering powdered eggs from a camping supply. I think I got mine from HSN. We only use them for baking and they work surprisingly well. It will be our go-to during the next lockdown, until we get our chickens.

      I’ve been stocking up on meat every time it’s on sale for MONTHS. Both my freezers are full of it, along with lots of frozen vegetables–no canning again this year because the property still isn’t in shape to garden. Found a company that does wholesale to the public on groceries and now my cave is filled with the non-perishable stuff–canned vegetables, pasta, rice, couscous–and drinks. (I might have ordered 800 little bottles of Diet Coke, which hasn’t been available at any price here for months.) Next layer is a few months of canned meals that supposedly will last ten years or so.

      I think we are going to be OK. The holes are dairy–like you, I got powdered milk for cooking, but it will be tough not having fresh, which is what happened last year. If the property fence goes up soon, we will probably add a little dairy goat. Bread stocks are low and although I used to bake it all the time in America, there is SOMETHING that I am not doing right with proportions or the fact that the flour is a little different here, because I have never had bread turn out since I moved to this country. I need to have the H man’s sister show me how to make Moroccan bread (the little savory pancake thingies that people use to sop up sauce) because it is literally everybody’s favorite and she has made it in my kitchen, so it can’t be that hard and I think it’s only a few ingredients. Finally, although I know how to wax cheese, I haven’t actually tried doing it yet.

      • 1539days says:

        I am so screwed. I buy take-out every day.

        • Constance says:

          Well at least buy some canned chili, and some Belvita cookies and canned peaches for breakfast. Also a big bag of oatmeal. You can stock up a month of that stuff pretty fast.

          • 1539days says:

            Hormel Chili and elbow macaroni were big for me at one time, along with Chef Boyardee. I usually get a couple of boxes of the instant stuff. But yeah, I need to do actual grocery shopping pretty soon.

        • DeniseVB says:

          LOL, reading through everybody’s shopping lists, they don’t have to worry about me clearing the shelves, I’m a huge fan of frozen dinners, mostly because I’m lazy and portion control 😀 There’s also an online bulk ordering I want to check out, Boxed.

    • Constance says:

      How hard is it to make yeast bread? I usually only make breads like banana bread. Is it one of those things where you can follow your Mom’s recipe but it doesn’t work if you missed some subtle signal in the dough?

      • SHV says:

        “How hard is it to make yeast bread? “…Not hard with a “mix”. I’ve ordered mixes for my bread machine for years from Prepared Pantry. Same mixes can be used without machine. If you are interested in the end product and not “enjoyment” from the process, the machine is the way to go.

        https://www.preparedpantry.com/

        • Constance says:

          I’ll get one of those machines. I could go for days on bread and peanut butter.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Oh goody, another site to explore. What brand bread machine do you have ?

          • elliesmom says:

            I have a Zo, too. I like to get my hands in the dough, but if I just want a loaf of bread, it’s great. I’ve had a Cuisinart, too, and the bread tasted fine, but it came out looking like a cube instead of a loaf so I used to pull the dough out before the second rise and bake the bread in the oven.

          • SHV says:

            I’ve had my current Zojirushi for >10 years and it has reliably made 1-2 loaves a week. Probably most expensive home machine but makes a horizontal loaf and has two mixing/kneading paddles. The most expensive model also has baking heaters in the lid for more uniform baking but my older, but still current model does fine. Takes about 3 1/2(?) hours, start to finish. I keep about 6-8 types of mixes “in stock”.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I got sidetracked from the bread while browsing through the pantry 🙂 Yummy.

          • elliesmom says:

            We were at King Arthur in Vermont when ED bought me the Zojirushi so it’s about 10 years old, too. The Cuisinart I had before that was a gift from a friend who thought making bread was too much work without a machine. 🙂 My stove has a proofing setting so I don’t use the Zo as much as I used to. I use my KitchAid more, but it is nice to set the timer on the Zo and wake up to warm bread for breakfast. I’ve never used a mix in it. Do you have a favorite?

          • DeniseVB says:

            Last time I browsed for one, just the easiest where you dump in the ingredients and a fresh baked loaf of bread comes out a few hours later. Then I talked myself out of it. I do that a lot……

          • SHV says:

            “I’ve never used a mix in it. Do you have a favorite?”
            ****
            I usually order various Whites and some Fruit and Nut but have tried many others…none have been bad. Have to exercise some restraint, could double daily cal. intake with bread if not careful.

            https://www.preparedpantry.com/bread-machine-mixes.aspx

      • elliesmom says:

        Bread is really easy to make once you find a draft-free place to let it rise so you don’t have to guess when it’s ready to bake. Italian style bread is only flour, yeast, water, and salt so you don’t need a lot of ingredients. While it takes a few hours, very little of the time is spent hands-on. I buy yeast in 1 lb packages I keep in the freezer. Because I use a lot of it, I keep the “active” package in the fridge, but you can use it right from the freezer. If you buy instant yeast instead of active dry, you don’t have to put the yeast in water first and wait for it to “proof”. You can just toss the yeast in with the flour. Sometimes instant yeast is labeled “bread machine yeast”. Start with a loaf of standard white bread. You can make it into sandwich bread, mini-loaves, or dinner rolls. They branch out. 🙂

      • Miranda says:

        I don’t think it’s hard at all, and I’m no cook. The only trick is don’t use too hot water when dissolving your yeast.

    • SHV says:

      Check out the LDS Store for basic food items, ie. rice, beans, flour, etc.. 30 year shelf life, comparatively inexpensive and cheap shipping. Downside is items go in and out of stock and may be delay in shipping.

  6. votermom says:

    Great news about my grandnephew Red – he just woke up!!!!

    Your prayers are working – please continue to keep him in your prayers.

  7. John Denney says:

    Bill Clinton was just treated for some ailment at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, & Hillary showed up for a visit.

    I thought they lived in New York. You know, where she was a US Senator? Why go 3000 miles for treatment? Why not Walter Reed Army Hospital in DC? Isn’t that where President Reagan’s life was saved from the assassin’s bullet?

  8. John Denney says:

    My son, his wife, & his mother-in-law came for a visit last week, staying at our house. Last Thursday, they celebrated their 3 year anniversary, & son & DIL went off for a special evening together. The MIL wanted to see my karaoke place she’d heard so much about, which I’ve been going to about twice a week for about 9 years now, though my wife seldom goes, not being a singer.
    So the 3 of us went, where I introduced them around to all my friends as my wife & wife-in-law. 😉

    • Constance says:

      I love family visits. It’s the reason I don’t move from Seattle.

    • elliesmom says:

      I wish I could sing.

      • John Denney says:

        All you gotta do is hit the right pitch at the right time, for starters.
        Your voice is like a violin, not a guitar that has frets that limit pitch to the chromatic scale pitches.
        Your voice can siren up & down through at least an octave. Your ear & vocal cords just need to be trained to find the correct pitches, which is done by just playing the notes on an instrument & humming to match frequencies.

        Enunciation? Tonal quality? You can probably do better than Joe Cocker in that aspect. Louie Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, & Bob Dylan, too.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Awwwww, good one.

  9. Dora says:

    Sick, Sick, Sick!

    • elliesmom says:

      I remember what a big deal it was when they sold Archie Bunker’s grandson dolls, and the doll was anatomically correct. I guess they’ll market this one as “anatomically incorrect”? Does it come with a scalpel?

    • Constance says:

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • Somebody says:

      Why wait until November? Already got the advanced payment from the cartels on the 400,000 headed this way😡

      The administration was ordered by a federal judge to reimplement remain in Mexico last month. Perhaps they should be held in contempt

      • lateblum says:

        Why wait until November was my question, too. But then I figured he’s already made deals with the cartels for this month. And Joe Biden, being the honorable man that he is, wouldn’t think of reneging on his word. (/s) Plus, AOC and the Squad.

    • lateblum says:

      Kinzinger should’ve been gone long ago. But the Democrats in Illinois really do not care who you are or what you do or did for them. If you don’t have a “D” after your name, they think you are trash and they will treat you like the trash they think you are. What is even worse, is when you used to have a “D” after your name and you have dropped it.

      Let’s go Brandon!

    • lateblum says:

      Kinzinger has been all over the local news whining and crying about the redistricting “tricks” of the Democrats. Cry more, Adam.

    • Constance says:

      If a woman cabinet member who actually was pregnant and gave birth to twins took two months off after their birth she would be ridiculed and her career would be ruined.

  10. Helen Kenney says:

    https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/as-border-crisis-mounts-first-lady-boosts-group-that-helps-illegals-avoid-arrest/

    first lady backs group that helps illegals . Usually, first ladies boost things that help the country
    just say no to drugs, learn to read, stuff like that. first time one has publicly boosted how to commit a crime.

  11. Helen Kenney says:

  12. lyn5 says:

    It’s Fuck Joe Biden Friday!

  13. Dora says:

    Nassau County Investigating Legionnaires’ Outbreak That Has Killed 1

    Ten people have been infected by the respiratory disease in a small area. Health officials are trying to find the source.

    https://patch.com/new-york/levittown-ny/nassau-investigating-legionnaires-outbreak-has-killed-1

  14. Somebody says:

    Last update. I got a call this morning from Mayo, they did sort of a mini review with just a couple of doctors and radiologists. Their conclusion, nothing of concern noticed in the films, some minor surgical changes. Their view, I am in full remission and require no further treatment.

    I went to MD Anderson today, my case was taken before their full tumor board this morning. The verdict, full remission, nothing of significance seen on the PET or MRI. They suggest a repeat PET and MRI in late December.

    The genetic testing came back yesterday on my tumor. I received a notice that it was in, but had no access to the results. I called MD Anderson yesterday and informed them, they called and had the results sent to them electronically so the tumor board would have that information this morning. So I got those results today too. I qualify for immunotherapy, although since I’m in remission it’s not needed and hopefully never will be.

    I officially switched over to MD Anderson as a patient today. My follow up PET, MRI and appointment are already scheduled.

  15. Constance says:

    [video src="https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/087/821/982/original/45728b8aa2893ac5.mp4" /]

    Hope this comes through. It’s a group of Boeing workers today protesting the vaccine mandate. These are union guys chanting F Joe Biden!

  16. Helen Kenney says:

    some good advice here

  17. lyn5 says:

    thread

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  20. Constance says:

    https://ago.nebraska.gov/opinions/prescription-ivermectin-or-hydroxychloroquine-label-medicines-prevention-or-treatment-covid
    Nebraska AG opinion on the use of Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin in early Covid cases. A really nice analysis of data and recommends that physicians should be able to prescribe either med to their patients to improve the Covid outcomes and keep the strained hospitals from being overburdened.

  21. lyn5 says:

    Fuck Joe Biden’s Brain Dead Friday.

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    Also this:

  26. Helen Kenney says:

    since is still FJB Friday

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