Thursday Open Thread

Fall Festival, Nashville, TN

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99 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Go Curtis, Go!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    The only way I can listen to Psaki 😀

    • elliesmom says:

      Manchin says this isn’t true.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I’d rather have him as a centrist democrat than a rino light. My critter is not running for reelection. It is a very safe dim seat. My guess is he’s been getting quite a bit of flack for not having 1/10 the cajones Manchin has. Outside of the university areas Pittsburgh is very much old school democrat. The far left agenda does not reflect the local citizenry. Republican bad is how I grew up.

  3. jadzia1971 says:

    I have declared bronchitis OVER and have taken two walks in the fresh air and sunshine this week. Am feeling SO much better. There was a horrible windstorm last night and when I went up into the woods to make sure the goats’ little house hadn’t blown down they looked at me like I was batshit crazy. Which is kind of how they always look at people, come to think of it.

  4. swanspirit says:

    That scarecrow is just so cute!!

  5. votermom says:

    This is terrible

    • Constance says:

      I just can’t imagine the sorrow. I still feel the lose of a miscarriage at 7 weeks. To hold an apparently healthy baby and have it suffer to death a few days later. You know it is the damn Covid shots during pregnancy.

    • elliesmom says:

      This is tragic whatever the cause. Coupled with excess deaths in the 20-50 age group from cardiovascular issues and myocarditis in adolescent boys, it appears we have an epidemic of cardiovascular disease in the US. What’s different rhis year than last is where a scientific inquiry would reasonably start. But there’s very little scientific inquiry left here.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Party time 😀

  7. Anthony says:

    I’ve never intentionally wished harm upon another person, but Nadler has me really close today. His condescending buffoonery during the Garland hearing is really starting to piss me right off.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    He does frost my cookies too, Anthony! 👿

  9. elliesmom says:

    When I got together with my college friends last week, the one thing we all have in common is a rigorous education in science and engineering. It would be near impossible to us to be together for over five hours and not have anything “science-y” come up. When you have a newly retired VP at UPS there, the topic of ships anchored and not able to unload pops up. When you have a science teacher in the group, you might ask her, “How do people not learn this stuff in school?”

    Most of these women, all highly science-educated, did not understand this virus is zoonotic. They didn’t equate the early knowledge covid-19 came from bats to the knowledge the virus can also move back to animals and not able to be eradicated unless we vaccinate every bat (and most other mammals) on the planet. All of the exhortations that we needed to give up our liberty to “eradicate” the virus were based on lies, and certainly Fauci knew it from Day One.

    They also didn’t understand the polio viruses only infect humans, and the vaccines are “sterilizing”. You get the polio vaccine, you never get polio, and you never pass it on to someone else. The covid vaccines don’t work that way. No one ever needed someone else to get the vaccine to protect the vaccinated from polio (or small pox). To eradicate a disease from people we need two conditions- the disease must only infect humans and the vaccine developed must be sterilizing. We will never eradicate AIDS even with a sterilizing vaccine because it’s zoonotic.

    When the conversation started to edge toward how many lies we’ve been told about the pandemic, my Texas friend steered it back to “Why don’t people learn enough science to understand this stuff?” She pointed out everyone in the room had taken at least 2 semesters of chemistry, 2 of biology, and 3 of physics in college, and the only one in the room who could explain it was the middle school science teacher. They were all very capable of understanding the “science”, but had never heard a discussion about zoonoses and covid, or how the covid vaccine is different from polio or smallpox. They had heard the word “leaky”, but didn’t know how that was different from successful vaccines in the past. I would have liked to have asked them where they went for their news about current events, but I was already pushing things. It was apparent I had made some people uncomfortable.

    We’re entering a new phase of the pandemic. We know how the virus attacks the human body and how it spreads. We know what immediate and shortly after side effects from the vaccine we should be investigating. We’re now far enough into the vaccination rollout long term effects are starting to show up. The question is who is going to do the investigation into them? It’s not in the current administration’s or the pharmaceutical company’s self-interest to do it. Someone will, though, and the real question is who will be able to tell us what they find? How many babies need to die hours after they’re born before it becomes a story on CNN or in the New York Times?

    • DandyTIger says:

      Wow, great conversations. And props for taking to the edge of uncomfortable like that. That’s a very tricky operation to perform. It is shocking how obvious the differences are with this virus and with the vaccines than others mentioned, but people say ignorant and the media and gov. keeps pushing the lies. And if you mention these things in social media, you’re banned. Scary.

    • 1539days says:

      We’ve never mass vaccinated a large population with so many people actively carrying a virus. Introducing a “vaccine” and a leaky one at that is equivalent to handing out antibiotics to the point bacteria evolves to be immune from them.
      Plus, the “vaccine” isn’t one with a weakened form of the virus. SARS is so nasty that when they tried to make a vaccine in the early 2000’s the animals’ immune systems collapsed and the testing had to stop.

  10. Mothy67 says:

    Crud has homecoming tomorrow. Boutineer(sp?) Cannot be made because florist cannot get the glue needed. Not sure what a boutineer is or why it is needed, but very nice shop owner offered to create something at no cost. She said she called around to other stores to see if she could buy or at least send customers their way. Claims no one can get it. Just not being shipped. I know it’s not a treadmill, but how many little businesses are suffering from lack of essential products. Homecoming in a town is one of her biggest days. Brat will live, but how much can mom and pop shops take?

    • elliesmom says:

      A boutineer is the flower the guy wears on his lapel to a formal event. When I’ve bought flowers for my son’s dates for homecoming and prom, the florist always included a matching boutineer for him. The girl never gave him one, and it would have been totally unexpected if she had. Maybe that custom has changed. In any event, they don’t need glue. They’re usually a single flower with a little bit of ribbon (or not), and they get attached to the guy’s jacket with a floral pin. “Wearable flowers” are usually held together with floral tape and wire. If glue is a supply issue for a florist, she can find any number of ways to be creative. That’s not to say small shops might not find getting supplies difficult if this keeps up.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I assume because he got them for his homecoming she was paying for hers. I guess now someone’s crafty mother is going to make them. Dumbest drama ever.

  11. Dora says:

    The White House is in a scramble after a phone call between the White House and a DOJ lawyer was leaked to OAN reporter Jack Posobiec.

    Biden lawyer Marty Lederman was advising White House officials on how to deal with the vaccine mandate imposed on federal workers and what to do with people applying for religious exemption.

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    • 1539days says:

      Facebook didn’t do their “job” of a permanent Democrat majority in 2016, so now that Dems are in power, Facebook has to be dismantled. Government doesn’t want anyone else getting more powerful than they are.

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  16. Dora says:

    STUNNING! Democrat Jerry Nadler Makes Up New Rule – BLOCKS and CENSORS GOP Video of Parents at School Board Meetings during AG Garland Testimony (VIDEO)

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  18. elliesmom says:

    While I was walking Ellie, I met one of my neighbors who attends every school board meeting in town. She was exuberant over the success parents had getting the town to withdraw from the state’s school board association. Their next “project” is to get snowdays back for the kids. The current plan is for school to “go remote” on a snowday so the time doesn’t need to be made up at the end of the year. Our town is known as “the snow capital of Rhode Island”, and that translates to three snowdays a year on average. These parents believe a snowday is one of the pure joys of childhood, and worth the extra days in early June. I told her I’d like to see a town skating day holiday to be scheduled when most of the lakes and ponds in town are frozen solidly. We had “Forge Pond Day” off when I was a kid. So many happy memories from skating and sledding on those days.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      We had a lot of snow days as a kid, and I loved them. Listening to the radio early in the morning to see if we were going to school….

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  21. Helen Kenney says:

    I am watching the questioning of garland. I love this lady Victoria Spartz R il, she takes no prisoners. When the video is available you have to see her. She is from a soviet country and just compared garland’s DOJ with the KBG.

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  23. DeniseVB says:

    I’m trying to find context to some of the stupid videos I run across, like this one commenter that pretty much explained the teacher helping students remember something geometry-y. Just wondering if EM did this routine in her classes? 😛

    • elliesmom says:

      No, but somewhere there’s a video of me jumping up on a lab bench with a sink in it and using the sprayer to stop a fight between two high school boys who were a foot taller than I am. That’s how you break up a fight between two animals, and it worked on the boys, too. The rest of the class thought it was hilarious. I only had one towel so the wet boys had to share it. I don’t remember what they were fighting over, but they were friends so I didn’t take it any further. No need to get them kicked off the football team. 😉 My principal said I was “resourceful” when someone showed the video to him.

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    Don Surber has a blog post up this afternoon about whether conservatives or liberals are happier. While I don’t think those terms accurately describe the right and the left these days, I do think the conclusion the NYT came to that folks on the right are happier is very true. The other day when William Shatner came back from his flight into the edge of space, the joy he was experiencing was contagious to folks on the right. We shared his excitement, asked ourselves if we’d go ourselves if the opportunity came, and wondered how long it would be before just about anybody could take a flight. Everywhere the story was posted that accepted comments a group of folks would “virtue signal” about what a waste of money it was to send an old actor into space for a couple of minutes. How many people that money would feed, etc, etc, etc. My first inclination was to reply with how many people took home a paycheck every week from the project, but I refrained. If they couldn’t experience the joy, let them have their own miserable existence.

    • Helen Kenney says:

      the “woke” bunch are the most joyless, unhappy people I have ever heard of. they are unhappy with themselves and can not stand anyone else to have any enjoyment. Look at the superman nonsense. how many generations grew up loving the comic hero Hell look at James Bond. me I think sean connery was the best one. How many people enjoyed those movies. just because they could not make out in a prison with a fist full of pardons they think everyone should be as unhappy as they are.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Jobs, knowledge gained and potential advancements made, young minds engaged and encouraged . . .and one nonagenarian living out the dream of a life time and sharing his sense of overwhelming wonder and joy with the world that made many feel they had taken the journey themselves.

      I take that over the Killjoys any day.

      The same killjoys that wax on and on about fluidity and diversity then send cops to scour the woods and beat people into submitting to a covid shot.

  27. Helen Kenney says:

    found brian laundrie’s bones. the area was underwater. when the water receded his backpack and bones were found. the fact that only bones were found, tells me the gators got not know if he was dead first.

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  29. DeniseVB says:

    I guess Nancy Mace went to the dark side, too bad……

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    Do I lower my expectations when I receive a case of cat food from Chewy, and it wasn’t in a shipping box? The cardboard case protector that fits on the top was taped to the case, and it was shipped like that.

    • elliesmom says:

      If it arrived intact and undamaged, I’d be pleased. When I get a shipment from Chewy, the cardboard fills up one of my recycling bins all by itself. Cutting it all up to meet the requirement size is a chore I wouldn’t mind losing. But I have 60 cans of dog food and 35 lbs of kibble.

      • lyn5 says:

        It didn’t arrive intact. 😦 I order from another company whose shipping box is for a single case. We don’t have the size requirement for recycled cardboard.

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