The Weekend of December 4-5, 2021

River Walk, San Antonio, Texas

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  1. DeniseVB says:

  2. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    Something beautiful has come to California.

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    California is seeing 50 times more monarch butterflies this year
    .https://www.ksbw.com/article/california-50-times-monarch-butterflies-this-year/38423889#

  3. Dora says:

    This is all getting too weird! At least for me!

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    Team builds first living robots—that can reproduce

    By Joshua Brown, University of Vermont Communications

    https://warroom.org/2021/11/30/team-builds-first-living-robots-that-can-reproduce/

  4. Miranda says:

    I’ve been there although not at Christmas. Excellent food.

  5. Mothy67 says:

    Question about charging parents of school shooter — what can of worms will this open? Will it become easier to sue civilly? How about schools, not so much in this case. Parkland? Was the school guilty of enabling in that case? How is the school in the second sexual assault case in VA not culpable for that event?
    I have no idea what to make of these charges. Young lives were lost. i don’t have all the info, but did the prosecution rush the decision? Maybe it’s a good call, but right now a have a strong distaste for the politics involved in our judiciary. Was a press conference necessary? Did they even have the time to investigate? It seemed to me the DA made the decision to charge right out of the gate.
    I trust almost nothing reported these days. An entirely different story may unfold over the coming weeks. Giving a gun to an unbalanced teen seems an obvious no no, but could there be more to the story?

    • swanspirit says:

      The only thing I have heard, is that in order to charge the parents, they have to be guilty of gross negligence. Not just negligence, but gross negligence. Not being a lawyer, I don’t know what would distinguish one from the other legally.

    • elliesmom says:

      What I’ve seen and heard so far is a rush to assign blame for what happened. I don’t know why his parents thought buying their 15 year old son a handgun was a good idea. The only thought that comes to my mind is maybe he was being threatened, and no one was listening to him. They may have felt it was their only option. Or maybe they’re negligent. Or maybe just nuts. Why didn’t the school remove him? A long term suspension from school is a legal proccedure. The first step is to have a meeting with the parents. They had just done that. The parents had just refused to voluntarily remove him that day. The school couldn’t just open the door and put the kid on the sidewalk. The next step involves lawyers. Why didn’t the school call the police? Who says they didn’t? Maybe the police didn’t come because they can’t arrest people who haven’t done anything yet. I think this is another one of those we have no idea what actually happened yet.

    • lateblum says:

      Great questions about just about everything, Tim. I also agree with your doubting the reports themselves.
      Although the charges against the parents might be correct, I have several thoughts about how this evolved. I watched the presser in which the DA/prosecutor (?) announced the charges against the parents. She crossed the line for me when she announced (before announcing the charges) how horrified she was as a mother. It was at that moment (imo) she crossed the line from being a professional. It was then she used her feelings “as a mother” to inform her decision to charge the parents.

      Per the police, she hadn’t advised the police of her decision to charge the parents, nor had she advised the parents of her decision to charge them.

      From what I’ve read, the parents left town out of fear for their safety – before they were charged. I have lots of questions regarding their judgment before during and after the shooting. I also don’t know how honest were the reports I read about the parents. I do wonder why parents gift their troubled kids weapons that can kill. I wonder how parents can leave town (abandon their child) when their kid is in prison or under suspicion for a major crime such as this.

      But I also wonder what effect the level of pressure on the state legal agencies and their agents has on the charges. I, too, don’t know what to think with so many questions spinning around in my head.

  6. Dora says:

    Obama Judge Orders Sidney Powell and Fellow Attorneys to Pay $175,000 for Daring to Challenge Michigan’s 2020 Election Results

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/obama-judge-orders-sidney-powell-fellow-attorneys-pay-175000-daring-challenge-michigans-2020-election-results/

  7. elliesmom says:

    Today would be my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday. No woman could have asked for a better relationship with her mother-in-law than I had. She only had sons, and her other son never married so I was the only daughter she ever had. I loved her son and gave her grandchildren, and in return she opened her heart and her home to me. Gloria died in her 60s from multiple myeloma. On the last Christmas she was with us, we were called to the hospital on Christmas Eve. The doctor told us we needed to come quickly because she was close to the end. We packed our kids in the car and headed north to Maine. A friend packed us Christmas Eve dinner for when we got there. Turkey and all the trimmings. We actually had dinner at a Burger King on Route 95 just over the Maine border.

    When we got to the hospital, she was heavily sedated. Multiple myeloma is very painful. But she reached up to me and pulled me close and whispered in my ear, “I can’t die on Christmas. I’ll hang on until you tell me the holiday has passed.” For the next four days I kept telling her, “Not yet”. On day five she was awake, alert, and able to sit up in bed. When I arrived after going back to her house to finally get a shower, I brought the turkey dinner and the Christmas presents. She laughed and said, “I think Christmas was a few days ago”, but I contradicted her.

    Gloria stayed with us until March. She and I both knew those “extra weeks” were our real Christmas present. I spent a couple of weekends a month with her and my February vacation. She had a real remission although it was very short-lived. Her favorite thing in the world to eat was coconut cream pie, and we ate a lot of it.

    I often celebrated her birthday with her baking the Christmas cookies. Her specialty was ginger snaps. Her secret was some white pepper in the dough. Her other secret was telling her boys the cookies were “all gone” after she had filled her freezer. Mine will have some ginger snaps in it before the day is over. Her biggest gift to me was teaching me how important it is to open your heart and home to the people your children choose to add to your family. Mom gets to set the tone if she chooses to. It’s hard to hate your mother-in-law if she’s gracious and loving to you. ❤

  8. elliesmom says:

    Today would be my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday. No woman could have asked for a better relationship with her mother-in-law than I had. She only had sons, and her other son never married so I was the only daughter she ever had. I loved her son and gave her grandchildren, and in return she opened her heart and her home to me. Gloria died in her 60s from multiple myeloma. On the last Christmas she was with us, we were called to the hospital on Christmas Eve. The doctor told us we needed to come quickly because she was close to the end. We packed our kids in the car and headed north to Maine. A friend packed us Christmas Eve dinner for when we got there. Turkey and all the trimmings. We actually had dinner at a Burger King on Route 95 just over the Maine border.

    When we got to the hospital, she was heavily sedated. Multiple myeloma is very painful. But she reached up to me and pulled me close and whispered in my ear, “I can’t die on Christmas. I’ll hang on until you tell me the holiday has passed.” For the next four days I kept telling her, “Not yet”. On day five she was awake, alert, and able to sit up in bed. When I arrived after going back to her house to finally get a shower, I brought the turkey dinner and the Christmas presents. She laughed and said, “I think Christmas was a few days ago”, but I contradicted her.

    Gloria stayed with us until March. She and I both knew those “extra weeks” were our real Christmas present. I spent a couple of weekends a month with her and my February vacation. She had a real remission although it was very short-lived. Her favorite thing in the world to eat was coconut cream pie, and we ate a lot of it.

    I often celebrated her birthday with her baking the Christmas cookies. Her specialty was ginger snaps. Her secret was some white pepper in the dough. Her other secret was telling her boys the cookies were “all gone” after she had filled her freezer. Mine will have some ginger snaps in it before the day is over. Her biggest gift to me was teaching me how important it is to open your heart and home to the people your children choose to add to your family. Mom gets to set the tone if she chooses to. It’s hard to hate your mother-in-law if she’s gracious and loving to you. ❤

  9. foxyladi14 says:

    There will be a medical freedom rally this Sunday, December 5th in Times Square at 1 pm.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/big-medical-freedom-rally-sunday-new-york-city-top-medical-freedom-doctors-lawyers/

  10. lyn5 says:

  11. lyn5 says:

    This newsie should know better.

    • lyn5 says:

      • lyn5 says:

        Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

        In the letter, Eastman’s attorney Charles Burnham lodges a series of procedural complaints against the Jan. 6 committee, claiming Speaker Pelosi’s decision to reject GOP appointees makes the committee defective.

        He asserts Eastman’s innocence, but adds “Dr. Eastman has a more than reasonable fear that any statements he makes pursuant to this subpoena will be used in an attempt to mount a criminal investigation against him.”

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  13. Mothy67 says:

    So the most winningest woman on Jeopardy is a dude.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    The Lib’tards are having major meltdowns on Twitter, yay! Why?

  15. Mothy67 says:

    Went to Rite Aid tonight one cashier with a person all others self checkout.

    • gram krakka says:

      Self-checkouts. Is that for convenience of the ‘smash & grab’ under $950 express lane curb-side pickup Demoncrats?

  16. DeniseVB says:

    What a cool idea, instead of a traditional Christmas tree. How cute to decorate for the other holidays too 🙂

  17. helenk3 says:

    Chris Cuomo FIRED. per fox news

  18. Mothy67 says:

    I check this site to see how fauXI is hitting the rest of the world. Makes no sense that western countries with most advanced medicine have highest deaths and transmission rates.
    Anywho deaths were 5.6 million plus yesterday, but today It’s 3.6. U.S death toll did not decrease. According to site 22% of covid fatalities are in US. We’ve known numbers were fudged, butseriously does anyone believe 1 in 5 deaths took place here?

    • elliesmom says:

      There are no reliable statistics when it comes to covid-19. The only thing certain is our government lies. Regularly. And a large part of our population chooses to believe the lies. Not all of the lies. Just the ones that suit them. While I strongly support “innocent until proved guilty”, I also subscribe to “anything the government says is a lie until it gets proved true”.

      • lyn5 says:

        ❤ A woman who is a medical receptionist gave me a high five when I told her I wasn't vaccinated because of the lack of truthful information about covid-19.

      • lateblum says:

        That’s right! In fact, it’s what I’ve been saying to people who ask. I tell them I no longer know what to believe because this govt is led by and filled with the most corrupt, dishonest and power hungry people than it ever has been.

        Oddly enough, people who *forever* have been complaining (rightfully so) about the level of corruption in Illinois are the same people who have committed themselves to re-elect Pritzker because of his Covid policies of locking us down, masking us up, isolating children and closing their schools, and pushing the vaccine passports on everyone. They are so scared of being wrong about Covid, they’d lock me up if Pritzker said to do it. Grrrrrrrr

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Let’s Go Brandon wrapping paper

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  26. DeniseVB says:

    Yikes ! 😀

  27. Dora says:

    I think I found a state that’s worse than New York!

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    Will a new indoor mask mandate in Oregon actually be permanent?
    Brigid Kennedy

    https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1007727/will-a-new-indoor-mask-mandate-in-oregon-actually-be-permanent

  28. DeniseVB says:

    In case you run across this bit o’news, here’s a whole thread you can read on Twitchy.

  29. votermom says:

    Just saw an ad on tv related to thus (“call your Senator”) and I’m a bit concerned:
    (Summary: provisions in the BBB bill would gut the Orphan Drug Tax Credit Act)

    I admit it’s selfish on my part as I seriously suspect my family has more than one rare disease.

    https://rarediseases.org/nords-response-to-the-house-passage-of-the-build-back-better-act/

  30. Dora says:

    President Donald Trump Powerful Message To Patriots – Nothing can stop what’s coming.

    https://rumble.com/vq8kw7-president-donald-trump-powerful-message-to-patriots-nothing-can-stop-whats-.html

  31. lateblum says:

  32. Mothy67 says:

    Seen yesterday
    Omicron is HERE. I still have my Delta decorations up.
    And
    Only 3 more varients before Christmas.
    Leftists are defenseless against humor.

  33. lyn5 says:

    • lyn5 says:

      Yes, the interview with Ashli’s husband was heartbreaking, but it was the best part of the film.

      Everyone who called Ashli a traitor or celebrated her death should burn in hell.

    • lyn5 says:

      Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2

      Watching @JackPosobiec and @replouiegohmert perform a homemade version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” bc Universal denied rights to use the song in the film is worth the price of admission.

  34. lyn5 says:

    Ya think?!

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  36. lyn5 says:

    It’s so wonderful having media that play well with corrupt government officials.

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  38. lyn5 says:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1460722945597206535.html

    Message to the puppet masters responsible for trying to destroy the US: You cannot win. What unites Americans of every race, color & creed is stronger than anything that divides us. Together we will fight for freedom & our god-given rights enshrined in the constitution.

    You cannot re-write history, you cannot falsely re-define words, you cannot create new genders that don’t exist because you do not create life & never will. You cannot deceive us or our children or any free man, women or child & you will never take away our free will.

    “We the people” see you for who & what you truly are & there’s one thing you should know: we do not fear you. So we will not bow, we will not break & together we will stand for truth, justice, freedom & liberty for all. There is only one truth & you cannot change it.

  39. lyn5 says:

    https://fullmeasure.news/news/shows/post-covid

    As America attempts to pull out of its Covid nightmare, public health experts are already embarking upon Lessons Learned exercises. Lawrence Gostin is professor at Georgetown University and Director of the World Health Organization Center on Global Health Law. In his new book, Global Health Security, he sets forth a blueprint for the post-Covid future.

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    • lyn5 says:

      DRD @ByrneDrdbyrne : You are misrepresenting the quote by highlighting one sentence.

      GhostOAngie3 @OAngie3 Replying to @ByrneDrdbyrne @peni_jeni:
      Nope. 100% accurate & in context. If you weren’t ignorant af & wanting to be lied to, it wouldn’t be so easy for the left to fool you.

  42. lyn5 says:

  43. helenk3 says:

    random thought
    Last night my favorite judge was talking about fentanyl and the deaths from it. not addicts but people who think that they are taking a prescription drug. Between covid and fentanyl, china has killed millions without firing a shot. the human and economic damage done to the world is just unforgivable. no one has an accurate count of deaths and injuries.
    when will the world wake up and hold china accountable?

  44. Dora says:

    Website that Publishes Archbishop Vigano’s Speeches and Video Is Taken Down – Three Weeks After He Calls for Worldwide Conference Against the Globalist Threat

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/website-publishes-archbishop-viganos-speeches-video-taken-three-weeks-calls-worldwide-conference-globalist-threat/

  45. lyn5 says:

  46. lyn5 says:

    Will Chamberlain @willchamberlain

    Whenever establishment Dems talk about the need to “protect democracy” or about how “democracy is in danger” just substitute the word “oligarchy” in for “democracy” and it will actually make sense.

    Incoherent: “I’m for democracy, but against populism!”
    Coherent: “I’m for oligarchy and against populism.”

    Alex Vindman thought he was “protecting democracy” by using the bureaucracy to subvert the elected President of the United States.

    Who wants to tell him.
    8:54 PM · Dec 5, 2021·

  47. lyn5 says:

    short thread

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    h/t Angie

  50. jadzia1971 says:

    Well, by this time tomorrow the government is expected to announce that Christmas vacation will start a week early.

    Remember when I was being silly and paranoid for speculating that my 2 youngest (whose class has been closed since mid-November) wouldn’t be going back to school in 2021?

    This would piss me off a lot less if the government hadn’t recently outlawed home schooling. To stick it to the Muslims–who don’t even home school, the only people who want to do it here are big Catholic families. Who weren’t going to vote for Macron anyway so fuck them too, I guess.

    • Somebody says:

      Well if your kids are home and you happen to teach them math concepts or history or what have you, that can’t possibly outlawed. Parents are the first teachers, even if you aren’t officially home schooling you can find projects and things of interest to keep your kid’s skills sharp, introduce new concepts and ensure they don’t fall behind.

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