Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Solvang, California

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108 Responses to Tuesday, November 30, 2021

  1. jadzia1971 says:


    I’m going to say something nice today: Good job, Mme. Macron.

    • When I first started learning French in middle school, we asked our teacher how the French had decided which inanimate objects are feminine and which are masculine. He said they just knew, and gave this example- The floor is masculine because women think they can walk all over men, but the window is feminine because men can see right through it.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        HA HA.

        The real answer, of course, is that just like arbitrary rules/pronunciations in English (threw/through anyone?), eventually you just kind of know your le from your la.

        • elliesmom says:

          When we were adding nouns to our vocabulary, he always included its correct article with them, but this was the audio-lingual method of learning, and we often learned to to speak a word before we ever saw it written. Oddly, those are the words I have little trouble remembering their gender. We had whole conversations we had to learn instead of individual words. Later, in high school we learned more from the grammar/transltion method, but I can still recite “the trip to the library”, “meeting my friend’s parents”, and more.

          • Somebody says:

            I never took French, but I know the trip to the library. My sisters learned French the same way you did, they brought the album home and started it playing. It had a scratch and would repeat that phrase over and over and over. My room was next to theirs. Sometimes they’d put that album on and then go to the kitchen and call someone (on the rotary phone). The record would just go on and on and on repeating that phrase.

            Moral to the story, if I ever go to France you’ll find me at the library🤣 I hope the librarian speaks English🤣

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    • lateblum says:

      I appreciate this article. Regardless of whether masculine or feminine.

      Also loved some of the comments. . .

      rcocean said…
      BTW, I love how the NYT gives center stage to some nobody student, and acts like her opinion is equal to that of the First Lady of France. Why should i care what any Student thinks about anything?
      That’s why they’re in college. To learn. Not to give everyone else guidance. Or make demands.

      jaydub said…
      “This for me was very violent,” Mx. Delhomme said in an interview…”

      If she thinks pronouns are “violent”, particularly ones that have been used for centuries in a language which fundamentally based on gendered nouns, then she is too delicate for society and too irrational to debate. Personally, I think it would be interesting for her to explain how she managed to learn French as a child and use if for the first 23 years of her life without succumbing to the continuing assault. Quelle horreur!

      • taw46 says:

        Yes, I also enjoyed the comments. Quite a conversation.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          I can’t see the pronoun game seriously taking off here, at least not as long as the Academie Francaise is in business. You’d have to change the entire structure of the language. I’m against it, if for no other reason than that I’m still struggling with Francais 1.0.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Unless Spielberg changed the ending, what spoilers are they worried about ?

    • elliesmom o says:

      When my teenage son and his girlfriend left to go to see “Titanic”, I yelled after them, “By the way, the boat sinks.” His girlfriend chewed him out because I had spoiled the ending for her. In this case maybe Spielberg wants to maximize profits before people realize the original is better.

    • swanspirit says:

      I heard the boat sank. Oh wait, that’s a spoiler for a different movie that everyone already know the Story.

  3. Dora says:

    Such a gorgeous picture filled with joy makes me sad about the problems going on in the SA.
    Christmas won’t be the same without them.


    Salvation Army Issues Sorry, Not Sorry Statement, Withdraws Racist Guide “For Appropriate Review”

    This statement from the Salvation Army may have been intended to calm donors, but frankly, it is cause for even more alarm.


    • elliesmom says:

      I went on a girlfriends’ shopping trip to NYC, and I brought my daughter home an FAO Schwartz Barbie doll, complete with her FAO Schwartz tee shirt and shopping bag, but all she wanted to know was, “But did you get to play the piano?”

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  5. Dora says:

    Something about that picture gives me the creeps.


    Breaking — Biden suspends Vaccine Mandate for federal workers for 6 more weeks…


  6. Dora says:

    On our first date, Hubby took me to see this play. Howard Keel was the star, but this version is good too. 🙂

    • lateblum says:

      Howard Keel ❤️ What a wonderful singer.
      He starred in “Kiss Me Kate” on Broadway and in the movies. It’s one of my favorite musicals. You can hardly top Cole Porter. But Cole Porter and Howard Keel are beyond great.
      How lucky you were to have seen him in person❣️

    • SHV says:

      “On our first date, Hubby took me to see this play.”
      First Class guy! My wife..”On our first date, He too me to a motel in Amarillo, Tx”

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    America loves 1A.

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  11. Dora says:

    The FAA accidentally disclosed more than 2,000 flight records associated with Jeffrey Epstein’s private jets


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    • lyn5 says:

      Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2
      National Archivist has agreed to begin producing documents requested by Pelosi’s committee. This includes docs, correspondence, meeting/call logs dating back to April 2020. Nothing to do with January 6, everything to do with Trump’s efforts to stop election fraud.

    • lyn5 says:

      Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2
      It’s sort of amazing to listen to this hearing without any acknowledgement that Biden’s decision is purely political, that the J6 committee is doing his political dirty work and has nothing to do with national security.

  13. lateblum says:

    Good article from WSWS…

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  15. swanspirit says:

    I cannot believe I just paid $3.29/ gal to put gas in my car. I am retired, I don’t have to drive to and from work. I cannot imagine how people ate coping. I hope the dims get Thrashers trampled into the dust, next election.

  16. helenk3 says:


    fauci and China. interesting e-mails

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  19. helenk3 says:

    just hearing about what is happening in Afghanistan. killing anyone who helped us or was in government. GOD DAMN bid-on and the benedicts. there has to be a special place in hell for them. Who will ever trust this country again? Why should they with this bunch in charge. It will take years if we ever regain any trust in the world for this country.

    • lateblum says:

      I don’t care about the special place in hell for them. I want them gone NOW. They are making life hell for millions around the world. Frankly, it’s too bad abortion wasn’t legal when their mothers were pregnant with them.

  20. helenk3 says:


    this is very sad. San Francisco was once one of the most beautiful cities in the country. look what the benedicts have done to it

  21. helenk3 says:

    on the first day of the maxwell trial
    CEO -twitter resigns
    CEO-Walmart resigns
    CEO-CNBC resigns
    wonder how many more will be saying bye bye

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      He has to empty all the moola from those boxes Jillie put so they can get them back in place for the next round of donations. Then he has to find a vintage shop selling ugly tween clothes from 40+ years ago as Jillie want new outfits for the Kennedy Center show and New Years bash.

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  23. Dora says:

    I can’t stand Geraldo. He is as irritating as a bed sore!

    • helenk3 says:

      I saw that last night and had to walk out of the room.I can not stand the man. Still remember when he almost gave away the position of our troops and could have gotten them killed. the military threw him out of the country. He makes idiots look like rocket scientists

    • Somebody says:

      I assume Geraldo is equally outraged over the denial of bail and solitary confinement of the 1-6’ers.

    • votermom says:

      I assume Geraldo is on video somewhere enjoying himself in one of Epstein’s pedo rooms

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    Long Island explosion investigated by cops, FBI over concerns it could be prelude to something else

    The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep!


  27. helenk3 says:

    just announced on FOX
    Chris Cuomo was suspended by CNN. it is an indefinite suspension

  28. helenk3 says:

    Has anyone heard from 49er lately?

  29. lyn5 says:

    The interview with Ashli Babbitt’s hubby is heartbreaking. It is near the end of the film.


  30. helenk3 says:


    will we ever know the real facts about the JFK killing

  31. Mothy67 says:

    With Cuomo suspension what straight white male is next? How soon until the kimmel’s, fallon’s numbers are up?

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