The Weekend of December 11-12, 2021

The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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218 Responses to The Weekend of December 11-12, 2021

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Nice snowscape via Silvina on Twitter,

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Yikes, stay safe all ……….

  3. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    My God! It looks like the end of the world!

    I hope you all made it through these storms last night.

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    At least 50 DEAD in Kentucky tornado: Fears up to 100 people could have been killed as tornadoes rip through Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois ‘shredding’ nursing home and destroying Amazon distribution center
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10299117/At-50-DEAD-Kentucky-tornado-Fears-100-people-killed.html

    • taw46 says:

      This is awful, I was just now reading about all of these tornadoes.

    • lateblum says:

      There is so much devastation and heartbreak. My heart hurts for all these people who started their evening as they always do and ended up in a disaster. Some for the last time in life.

    • lyn5 says:

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        • swanspirit says:

          It looks like it was bombed!

          • taw46 says:

            I was living in Miami Lakes when Hurricane Andrew hit. Homestead and some other areas looked exactly like that. Andrew was a Cat 5 when it came ashore and probably had tornadoes as well. It is why I hate hurricanes, always afraid they will grow to a Cat 5.
            And tornadoes, so destructive because they can stay on the ground for miles and miles. Like this one did. Prayers for all of those people and the town that they lost.

          • lateblum says:

            Since last night, I’ve been hearing that the tornado that wiped out Mayfield, KY stayed on the ground for 200 miles! Think of how long it takes to drive a car that far. It took only minutes for that storm to destroy such an enormous path. Mind blowing.

  4. elliesmom says:

    I’d take a hurricane over a tornado anyday. A major blizzard is somewhere in between. (A real blizzard, not just a couple of feet of snow)

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  8. helenk3 says:

    https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-megadonor-scores-500-million-federal-loan-for-solar-company/

    this guy must have pictures, negatives and knee-pads. he got a boatload of money from backtrack too

    • taw46 says:

      Such corruption, government gives money to political donors. And, gives it to individuals to spend it in foreign countries.

  9. taw46 says:

    This is what infuriates me. With the exception of a few, the Republicans remain silent.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I predict massive cheating like in 2020, but since it’s congress and so many races to cover, that they will still lose the House. But where it should be 70 seats, cheating may hold it to 30 or so seats. And the cheating may save the Senate for the Dems. And why on earth would Dems not continue massive cheating?

      • lateblum says:

        My thoughts as well.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        They are really pissed over Virginia and are trying to make sure maryland gets stuck with one of their puppets next year. Hogan is a rhino but likes his state so we have not seen bizarre crap after the like of mr rain tax. And goodness knows Baltimore is a cesspool of dem crap that even makes the drunk on koolaid Montgomery and PG counties look semi sane but three will team up to get thier way come hell or high water.

  10. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/10/deafening-silence-top-democrats-hush-as-left-wing-kelloggs-company-set-to-replace-american-union-workers/

    weird thought, if they send the jobs to Mexico, will they be used to smuggle more fentanyl into the US

    Kellogg’s cereal all-natural ingredients, except for the fentanyl

  11. Dora says:

    Holy cow. The tornado wiped the middle of the Amazon facility off the map. Aerial video here.

    https://fox2now.com/news/illinois/multiple-workers-trapped-after-collapse-at-amazon-warehouse-in-edwardsville/

    • lateblum says:

      When I awoke this morning, the wind outside my window sounded like a train heading toward us. Terrifying what horrors wind can do. I’ve lived through several tornadoes since I was a kid. The sounds are terrifying.

      • swanspirit says:

        The sounds from a hurricane are terrifying, I can’t imagine, and hope never to hear a tornado!.

        • lateblum says:

          The sounds are incredibly frightening. Almost paralyzing.

        • DeniseVB says:

          A rare tornado touched down near me when I lived in Norfolk. I’ll never forget the sound that it made, like a speeding train. By the time I realized I didn’t live anywhere near a railroad, it had passed. I cannot imagine what a tornado like the one in Kentucky would sound like. Shivers.

  12. DandyTIger says:

    I’m hearing estimates of as many as 100 dead from the tornados. Keep the prayers going. Lots of digging and searching to go.

    • John Denney says:

      It’s not left vs right so much as commies vs Americans.

      Being born in the US doesn’t make one an American any more than being born in a church makes one a Christian.

  13. Dora says:

    “All of These Tyranical Measures are Nonsensical…We’re Not in a Pandemic Emergency Anymore” – Dr. Naomi Wolf on Steve Bannon’s War Room

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/tyranical-measures-nonsensical-not-pandemic-emergency-anymore-dr-naomi-wolf-steve-bannons-war-room/

  14. helenk3 says:

    https://thejeffreylord.com/senate-passes-one-time-rule-to-allow-democrats-to-raise-debt-ceiling-on-their-own/

    yes they had help from 14 RINOs. along with the dems, we have to get rid of the trojan horse rinos, if we want a free country

  15. lateblum says:

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Paris is a lost cause. Our new “eco” mayor pulled this bullshit last year. On the school run Friday, I noticed that this year there is a GINORMOUS tree and tons of decorations in front of city hall. I guess they must have gotten a bunch of pushback and this makes me happy because it’s a small victory and those are few and far between these days.

  16. Constance says:

    http://www.europepmc.org/article/MED/34591202

    Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States.

  17. lyn5 says:

    The Uni Party is rattling nukes over Ukraine now?!

    Do these corrupt anti-American asswipes know what that will do to the climate? SMFJBH.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      We can decide to waste every bit of military crap we have at anyone we want even if it will means the end of the world in return but don’t you peon dare set your thermostat above 60 (55 at night) in the winter or below 85 (90 at night) in the summer an make sure you are charged three times more than when we were just pushing 65 in winter and 80 in summer.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        My house is fucking freezing because I got 2000 euros (not a typo) yeeted out of my bank account in October by the electric company because I went over (plus the charges have gone up) what I spent in previous years. I expected SOME kind of surcharge because duh, if the entire family is home during lockdown you’re obviously going to use more electricity, but this is nuts. So now I don’t heat my house anymore. I bought electric mattress pads for the kids to run for an hour before they go to bed and one electric throw for the TV room and am hoping that is cheaper than heating the entire house.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I stopped anything on auto deduct other than my mortgage after some thing similar happed to one of my sisters -in-law in California. The kids were already grown with families when my brother passed so It is just her and she got slammed with water bills that are more then my mortgage.

          Do you have any hot water bottles? If you use one with a cover and fill with hot* water and tuck it under the covers it will stay warm for several hours. This helped with my mother and aunt and now I use as it is actually more comfortable turning up the heat resulting in those lovely bills. but so far nothing close to 2000 anything.

          *Never boiling. If you boil let it sit for 15/20 minutes.

  18. taw46 says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      There was a lot of buzz on this months ago in the UK 🇬🇧 when it aired. Unless it is a second production with the same stunt casting it is not an AMC anything. They bought it from the woke Production arm I think at ITV. It was actually quite fun as people called them out for not just playing the race card but for hiring a crappy middling looking actress with a bad script and so so supporting cast just to make some sort of point. And watching all the woke reviews try and wrap the 💩 in velvet.

      My thought was if you are going that direction use an all black cast and set it in an alternate time line after all there were queens in England with African heritage in past centuries. It could have been interesting. But I guess then they could not use the Henry’s court was racist hammer at every opportunity.

      Poor Anne.

  19. lyn5 says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I loved the we can’t wait even hire anyone to do the hiring.

      I am now seeing articles that the vaccination numbers “may” have been —— enhanced shall we say. Nothing like those holes in the workforce dike to make your data look ——— fixed.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I have no idea where the wait came from. Auto correct kitty paws. Or left over from a comment from circa 2015 that just dropped randomly from the WordPress sky.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          My ex husband, who is otherwise fairly reasonable about these things even though we disagree, is STILL insisting that the reason the restaurant at his hotel hasn’t reopened since the March 2020 shutdowns is because workers are finding better jobs elsewhere and it’s totally not because restaurant workers have to be vaccinated and for 12 euros an hour people are saying fuck that shit.

          (See also: I know a few unemployed people. Anecdotally, it sure doesn’t look to me like there are tons of good-paying jobs out there for people who otherwise might be working in the service industry.)

  20. lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      But they wouldn’t allow reading the names of the 13 military people who lost their lives in the attack on the airport in Afghanistan during the evacuation.

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    • Miranda says:

      We went to Harrah’s at Cherokee last weekend. Masks not required there, and most weren’t wearing them.
      On the way back, we stopped at a McDonald’s. They had a sign requiring masks, so we put ours on. When we went in, almost no one, including the workers, wore a mask. We took ours back off 🙂

      • DeniseVB says:

        Hardly worth leaving the house, but I do carry a mask just in case. I should just put my vac card on a lanyard and wear it. Yet some places will never be happy 😀

        • jadzia1971 says:

          I have simply stopped going to local businesses. I was there for them, ordering the takeout and going back the second they were allowed to reopen, for the last 2 years. And was repaid by their collaboration with the mask police. Fuck them, all my business is now going to Amazon and I’m doing my own hair and other beauty stuff. The nail lady, who comes to my house, is based on these issues so I am happy to give her as much of my money as she has time to take.

          The only place I go now is the grocery store (masks required) and that is ONLY when I have some kind of emergency and can’t wait the two hours to pick up an order at the store that has ALWAYS been click-and-collect only and that I’ve patronized for the past five years.

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    LOL.

    • elliesmom says:

      I once got lectured by a group of 13 year old boys about “the difference between girl books and boy books”. (They actually made a pretty good case for single-sex reading classes for kids who don’t think they like to read.)

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        When mom was reviewing catalogs for new book purchases she always made sure to pick both boys and girls books for each grade level and then a few that might be reasonably neutral . Experience taught her there were very specific lines and you did best to encourage kids to read by providing them with something that peaks their interest. Trips to the library should be enjoyable so they return again and again and develop broader interests over time. And that many books just never ever cross the gender line.

        Except of course she told me I did not need any Nancy drew books (my dad bought me a couple as books were traded back and forth among the girls and the hardy boys had no street value in such trades ) as my brothers had the entire series of the hardy boys and they were basically the same thing and not all that good.

        When I was young I did not get why she had one view for her students and another for me. I teased her about that for decades. She finally said I read absolutely everything even all the boxes in the grocery store and my dad’s engineering journals. My brothers had been much less enthusiastic about reading so they got a lot more pulp stuff and comic books.

        • lateblum says:

          When my nephew was young he hated to read. I suppose what they were reading in school was unappealing to boys – or at least to him. So his parents bought him subscriptions to sports magazines. At that time there were only a few (that I knew of) to choose from. But it worked like magic on him.

      • Constance says:

        The teachers in my kids Catholic school broke the kids into reading groups and would label them with colors or animals so the kids wouldn’t know who were the accomplished readers and who was struggling (ha!) I still remember my son strutting in.and announcing he was in the “boys only group” aka the orange group, which was the slow readers but he was happy as hell.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        If anybody here needs YA recommendations for books that appeal more to boys, I got ya. I just did a massive Amazon order of the classic YA books from the 80s and 90s, along with some more recent goodies. I actually can’t wait for what will be a super short Christmas vacation so i can read them myself.

        • lateblum says:

          I need a list for girls ages 7 – 13. I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time looking for books that Calamity doesn’t already have bc she has an older sister. As well as another MANY, MANY hours looking for books her big sister. I want to stay away from SJW books for obvious reasons. Those are very hard to find at least on Amazon. I’ve looked on Goodreads but my tablet balks at that site and so I’m left asking for help. The last 2 books I bought for grandgirlie #1 were “Front Desk” and “Three Keys” by Kelly Yang. Big Sis requested those.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            That is the age range of my girls. I have some recommendations, but keep in mind that I focus on more historical type stuff because I choose books to a) keep up their English and b) teach them about American history and culture, since obviously they don’t get that at school.

            *The Betsy-Tacy series. We are up to Betsy’s sophomore year in high school and the girls love it. Minnesota in the early 1900s.
            *The Little House on the Prairie series.
            *Nancy Drew series
            *Trixie Belden series (might be harder to find, I had my aunt buy them from Powell’s used to send here).
            *The Wrinkle in Time series
            *Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski (Florida in the late 1800s-ish)
            *The entire Oz series (Wizard, not the TV show ha ha)
            *Judy Blume has written a bunch of books that aren’t about periods. Iggie’s House, Starring Sally J. Freeman as Herself, Freckle Juice, all the Fudge books, and Sheila the Great all skew a bit younger.
            *When they get more to the 13 age, Louisa May Alcott. Little Women is sitting on the shelf but we are currently working our way through her short stories, particularly the Thanksgiving collection from Aunt Jo’s Scrapbox.
            *All the Rick Riordan books (Greek mythology translated into an American context, and I think he’s given the same treatment to Egyptian and Norse mythology too) seem to appeal to both boys and girls in that age range.
            *Island of the Blue Dolphins. I thought this was boring when I was a kid, but girls into animals and the ocean would like it.
            *Beverly Cleary, especially if the girls are at the younger end of that age range. In addition to the Ramona series, there is a Henry-Ribsy series with most of the same characters.
            *Watership Down. It bored me to death, but apparently I am in the minority. Bunnies!

          • lateblum says:

            Ohhhh, thank you so much! I had ordered “Island of the Blue Dolphins” and”Sheila the Great” yesterday. Btw, the parents are soooo proggie that I can’t even share the Little House books at my house!!!
            In-f*cking-credible!!

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Shit, I forgot that Laura Ingalls Wilder got cancelled!

          • lateblum says:

            Never forget!!!
            I used to read those books to my kids every night. We’d all sit together on the floor in the bedroom, and I’d read to them using the voices we all heard on the tv show. They loved it. I don’t remember when that ended. It’s a favorite memory of mine and I hope, of theirs.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Fun fact: French people freaking LOVE Little House on the Prairie. Especially the lady who played Nellie Olsen.

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Also, my girliest child, age 10, LOVES the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, though technically I guess it’s more of a boy book. There is now a series on either Netflix or Disney Plus that she watches, but she also reads the books.

          • lateblum says:

            Your kids sound like they are the product of a super great mom❣️

          • jadzia1971 says:

            Not so much! Just a mom who likes to read and prefers reading to having them racing around the house screeching.

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  30. Mt.Laurel says:

    This guy must have heard the guy calling himself a transformation expert (the woke ginger formerly known as Prince Harry) talk about the joys of not having a job:

    Better.com CEO fires 900 employees on Zoom call, accuses them of ‘stealing:
    https://nypost.com/2021/12/06/better-com-ceo-fires-900-employees-on-zoom-call/

  31. Mt.Laurel says:

    Then this happened (He has to be taking advise from the Mexit duo as he says he is “stepping back”:

    Better.com CEO Vishal Garg steps back as employees detail how he ‘led by fear’
    https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/10/better-com-ceo-vishal-garg-steps-back-as-employees-detail-how-he-led-by-fear/

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  33. lyn5 says:

    Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2
    This is true from Joe Biden to his press secretary to his CDC director to DOJ prosecutors. Truly evil people who view people merely as pawns in their insatiable pursuit for power and control.

    • lyn5 says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      It may be a sign that I have been here too long but my first thought when I saw the news of the tornados was that the creatures in the swamp – including the numerous idiot bots in my office building – would use this as an excuse to cry wolf – I mean climate change even louder. I think they should all be placed on several widely spaced deserted islands (and not all in the tropics – they are quite a few nearer the poles that look inviting) and told its a test project so they can prove how well that wind and solar power works along with leaning the ins and outs of producing farm to table organic food.

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  36. helenk3 says:

    this thing is an insult to this country

  37. Dora says:

    Or maybe someone slipped him a pill!

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    Julian Assange Has Stroke In British Prison Day After Court OK’s Extradition To United States
    https://nationalfile.com/julian-assange-stroke-british-prison-day-court-oks-extradition-united-states/

  38. Dora says:

    Dear Post Office: What happened to the stamps this year?

    As the mail piles up during the holidays, I don’t know how many others have noticed this. But the United States Postal Service decided not to issue religious holiday stamps this year. I always look forward to this little addition to my cards and was wondering when they would drop. They didn’t.

    There are new secular stamps for the season. This one features various scenes depicting “A Visit from St. Nick.”

    https://thedeaconsbench.com/dear-post-office-what-happened-to-the-stamps-this-year/

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      My stores has no religious which is not uncommon. I was going to order online from USPS and the pickings were very slim this year, But there were two for Kwanza. I may go to a store near my old office space where there is a large immigrant population as they always carry the current and past religious so they may had ordered more of last year’s. If not will go with the standard flag for one book and perhaps the Santa for the second. The current flag is rather nice.

      • lyn5 says:

        First Moon Landing is my Christmas stamp. I still have 28 Sally Rides.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I may go back. I was looking the day all those sites were slow or down and did not bother other that a very general forever search. I often buy some of the special issues as I like interesting stamps but I did not see much in the forever category that said “buy me”.

  39. swanspirit says:

    Chris Wallace just announced he is leaving Fox News Sunday, for ” A new adventure “. I wonder if that adventure is spelled CNN?

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ll take a guess Fox didn’t offer him a contract that flattered him enough to suit him, or they didn’t offer him one at all. His contract was “through the 2020 election” so it’s up for renewal. No media outlet has jumped in to immediately claim they’ve “stolen” him from Fox. While he might be restricted from announcing where he’s landing as part of his on air farewell, his landing place isn’t. “Off to a new adventure” is the equivalent of “going to spend more time with my family”. If we don’t know where he’s going to be before the end of the day, Fox let him go.

      • 1539days says:

        Mediaite says he’s going to CNN+, which is CNN’s streaming adventure. They may be paying him more money, but this thing is a potential flop.

    • Mothy67 says:

      THANK YOU Santa.
      Now do baier and cavuto

    • DandyTIger says:

      Excellent. And it’s not even that he’s an establishment Dem or GOP, there are several of those and that’s OK. Or even just a liberal that has reasons for it, that’s OK too. It’s that he’s a liar and a shill and anti Trump without any real political rational argument. He’s deep state and acts on their behalf.

  40. lateblum says:

    Speaking of reading . . .

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      h/t Angie

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    h/t Angie

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  47. Dora says:

    I knew it too. 🙂

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    Jussie Smollett juror says they all IMMEDIATELY knew disgraced Empire star was guilty and that his poor testimony led to his conviction for faking hate crime

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10301509/Jussie-Smollett-juror-says-convinced-lied-hate-crime-gave-poor-testimony.html

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  50. helenk3 says:

    just because i need a break

  51. Mothy67 says:

    Looks like West Side Story flopped.
    Read spielberg didn’t include subtitles so as to not make English appear superior to Spanish.?!?!?
    WTF does that mean. How do you watch a movie if you can’t understand what is being said. Nearly all movies are subtitled or dubbed. You can watch Hitchcock without sound and get the gist of the movie ( he was trained/educated on silents) but steven I think not. He is still using his switch the music thing to build tension. We get it buddy we all Jaws.

    • Mothy67 says:

      https://www.boxofficemojo.com/
      100 million to make plus another 100 to promote.

    • elliesmom says:

      If one is going to be successful at remaking a highly successful and popular film. there has to be something time has given the director that wasn’t available before -like better technology allowing for better special effects. For me, the only time a remake was better was “Cape Fear”. The original was made in the 60s. The cast, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, and Lori Martin all put out good performances, but the audience expectation was there would be a solid separation of good and evil, and there was. It was a good story, but the audience knew the hero would rescue his family from the bad guy before the story started. When Martin Scorsese remade it in the 90s with Nick Nolte, Robert DiNiro, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis, he fuzzied those lines, and the result was a jump out of your seat thriller. I haven’t seen anything but a few clips from the new West Side Story so I have no idea what twist Spielberg might have done to make it his own, but it sounds like he didn’t succeed?

      • Mothy67 says:

        I thought Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland was pretty good. FX were superior to the original.

      • Miranda says:

        He ‘woked’ it up as far as I can tell, so that the focus is on SJW crap instead of the romance. The Sharks are victims of the big, bad Jets as opposed to holding their own. The original fights were over territory, not because the Sharks were Puerto Rican.

        ‘Somewhere’ is now sung by Rita Moreno’s character instead of Tony and Maria. They cut Anita’s lines that are anti-Puerto Rico in ‘America’, which completely changes her character. The actor playing Tony is hideous looking. For some reason, ‘Cool’ is sung before the rumble as opposed to dealing with their interaction with the cops. ‘Anybodies’ is trans instead of a tomboy.

        I could go on. I literally cut my teeth on this movie. My Aunt read the story to me off the record.

        • elliesmom says:

          Do the Puerto Ricans still have their own gangs? When I taught high school, the Puerto Ricans were pretty much assimilated. The “rumble in the parking lot” was always the Brazilians vs. the black kids.

          • Miranda says:

            It’s set in the 60’s so there’s a lot of shots of the houses getting ready to be torn down so the Lincoln center can go up.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Rita Moreno is also one of the producers and in an interview where she always thought the original was too racist and glad they fixed the words. Cool before the Rumble? Cool was the result of a double murder and dealing with their grief and fear of what happens next.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Looks like Sarah Jessica Parker flopped too. They killed off Mr. Big and the rest is just SJW nonsense, all the new characters are black and/or gay. Samantha’s “living in Europe” and the fans are pissed. LOL, following this on the fan sites, you really don’t need to pay for streaming to follow along. Found this little goodie with Alec Baldwin’s daughter and it seems to perfectly fit the ragey critics’ reviews……..

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      LOL. I guess Shit Stain’s using the FBI to spy on Trump was routine. Eric, delete your account.

      Eric Owens @ericowensdc Replying to @HowardKurtz

      #January6th is way worse than Watergate.

      Watergate was routine spying on other candidates.

      January 6 was a coup attempt against the United States of America. Trump quite literally tried to take over Congress using a mob of crazy people.
      9:45 AM · Dec 12, 202

    • lyn5 says:

      My comment is in moderation. Was it Shit Stain?

  54. lyn5 says:

    S h i t S t a i n is sent to the basement?

  55. lyn5 says:

    Well deserved.

  56. lyn5 says:

    New evidence shows that the U.S. has become more polarized than ever and there may be disastrous consequences.

    https://rumble.com/vqlm5u-professor-warns-about-the-consequences-of-a-nation-divided.html

  57. lyn5 says:

    • lateblum says:

      I’d love to know who actually wrote or sent the message order to the WH about taking military action. You know they are dying to start a war so they can ignore the failures of Biden.

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  59. elliesmom says:

    I’ve been reading that kindergartners are being sent outside to sit on plastic buckets to eat their lunch in Portland, OR in 40 degree weather. I’m a veteran of Polar Bear campouts where we had to keep our food in coolers to keep it from freezing. On those weekends 40 would have felt balmy, but sitting outside to eat at 40 degrees is still uncomfortable- especially if you’re a small child whose body doesn’t retain heat very well. Add in rain, and even if they’re under a pavillion, it’s still damp. I walk Ellie everyday unless it’s slippery underfoot. Forty degrees is the line where I put gloves on. Not the fingerless ones I sometimes wear- real gloves. And warm socks. It’s 39 degrees on my deck right now, and I’m not even considering dining al fresco.

    Now I can see the fun in an occasional snow picnic, well-planned for with food that isn’t going to be affected by the cold too quickly, lots of hats, warm socks, and warmers in the kids’ pockets because you can’t eat very well wearing mittens. But someone with a modicum of common sense and some legal authority needs to stop this. Yesterday.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I grew up in an extremely cold northern climate where it snowed from October until March. Living in Portland was FAR more miserable during the winter. 40 degrees DOES NOT feel like 40 degrees when everything is wet! Making little kids eat outside in a Portland winter is borderline child abuse IMO.

  60. Mothy67 says:

    Hmmmmm?
    From The Last Refuge
    “Although it is yet to be announced, the Fox News contracts for Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham also will not be renewed after their current terms expire.”
    Both handily win their time slots?

  61. lyn5 says:

    Krug psycho thread …

    Michael R. Strain @MichaelRStrain: Ummm…yes?

    • 1539days says:

      Inflation isn’t always good or bad, but there was this thing called stagflation where wages didn’t rise and people couldn’t pay inflated interest rates.

      • lateblum says:

        Inflation is rarely good for the poor. Their “income” doesn’t rise unless and until the govt increases monthly benefits. It’s usually a year too late and for some, it’s a lifetime too late.

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  66. jadzia1971 says:

    This is some white-people bullshit. (They did find one South Asian lady to use as an example, but I’m guessing they had to search high and low to find her.) I cannot IMAGINE cutting off my parents (with whom I did not have a very good relationship) over POLITICS (not abuse or anything like that, although one lady seems to feel abused that her parents pestered her to get married) and then announcing that shit to the MEDIA. Seriously, you refuse to talk to your mama because you don’t agree about BLM and MeToo? What a terrible life choice.

    https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20211201-family-estrangement-why-adults-are-cutting-off-their-parents

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