Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Joshua Tree National Park, California
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  1. jadzia1971 says:

    One of my very favorite places in the world. The location of a near-death experience (grabbing the wrong end of the rope at the top of a climb) that still freaks me out when i think about it.

    THE H MAN JUST GOT A BETTER JOB. 2022 is off to a good start!

    And I am bringing this up from the last thread because it’s too good to leave it down below:

    Here it is, the funniest thing you will read all day. This 50-year-old (white white) snowflake claims he was LYNCHED:

    • 1539days says:

      I got a higher paying job this year. I’m not sure if it’s better, but it may be easier.

      Happy belated birthday. Mine’s coming up soon.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Congratulations! Regular jobs here pay shit, there is really no two ways around it, but like me, he’s got a side business and it’s that attitude more than the actual # on the paycheck that is important to me. It’s pretty common among the French to kind of sit around and wait for things to happen, which is probably why I am much happier with a fellow immigrant who has a more can-do approach to life.

      • votermom says:

        Congrats to H Man & days!

      • lateblum says:

        When? When is it coming? And early Happy Birthday!

    • elliesmom says:

      When life gives you lemons, there are so many different ways to serve them that taste wonderful. When someone tosses you seaweed, the same thing applies. Eat it.

      • jadzia1971 says:


        My view on the whole debacle is that that guy is lucky that they only threw seaweed and a few pebbles. Because I’m pretty sure that a significant number of people are ready to see heads roll.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          And the whingeing and whining and wailing reminds me VERY MUCH of AOC and the other “terrified” legislators during/after January 6. Any failure to respect their authority, any pushback (by people they DELIBERATELY set out to “piss off,” no less) is seen as an existential threat.

          • elliesmom says:

            When Biden said Senator Sinema should accept being harassed in a bathroom stall as part of her job, AOC should have understood Biden was saying having insults lobbed at her is part of her job, too. While Senator Sinema can’t help needing to relieve herself, AOC could relinquish the spotlight a bit. The main insult toward AOC is that she lacks, shall we say, “gravitas”. She could stop opening her mouth and “removing all doubt”.

    • DeniseVB says:

      So glad you brought this news upstairs ! I think I caught you overnight one time when I woke up at the stupid hour of 3am Eastern and put a post up. That was fun 😀

    • lateblum says:

      Congratulations to H man! I’m happy for both of you.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Thank you! He is now officially a “cadre” (executive, which I think is a fancier title in America than it is here).

  2. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    I love Columbo’s way of thinking. 🙂

  3. lyn5 says:

    Don Surber called Liz “Dickette.”

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    A federal agency debuted a new system on Tuesday designed to record and store the information of federal employees who requested religious exemptions from the Biden administration’s federal jab mandate.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Do they get one of those QR codes that are being pushed ? Those darn things almost died out until someone figured out they could track people as if they are bars of soap.

      • 1539days says:

        QR codes are extremely popular because they hold tons of information compared to a string of digits on a bar code. I know a lot about barcoding, but I don’t think it should be used for humans.

  8. Dora says:

    Well, well. What do you know?


    Even Mark Zuckerberg is leaving California for Texas

  9. lateblum says:

    I just had my 3rd “final courtesy notice” call of this week from the auto warranty company that won’t take no for an answer.

  10. jadzia1971 says:

    FUCK MY LIFE. My high-school junior sat at the lunch table, masked, across from a kid who several days later (today) tested positive for Covid. That kid is asymptomatic and his hysterical mother tested him when he went home to lunch today.

    And now my kid is being punished for being unvaccinated. All the other kids, the ones who took the injections that everybody now admits do nothing against Omicron, get to do a self-test and come back tomorrow. My kid, who did not take the injections that everybody now admits do nothing against Omicron, is forced to stay at home FOR A FULL GODDAMNED WEEK and I have to spend 40 euros to take him for a laboratory test for… reasons? I don’t fucking know.

    This is my most social kid. This bullshit has destroyed his high school years. He told me last year (when it was his first year at this school), about halfway through, that he didn’t know what anybody looked like because he had never seen them unmasked. Kids and young people are having their youth stolen from them forever. And nobody gives a shit. I am SO ANGRY.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      I need to get one of those OSHA “It’s been __ days since our last workplace accident” signs and modify it to say “It’s been __ days since our last unplanned, mandatory school vacation.”

      I was up to 2 days when this happened, because the elementary school kids (who aren’t subject to the punishment regime that is used in the high schools) were sent home last Friday because of another asymptomatic kid.

      • votermom says:

        So sorry Jadzia
        So unfair, considering the vaccine does squat to prevent omicron

      • elliesmom says:

        While I don’t wish illness on any child, it would be good if one or more of the vaccinated kids tests positive, and your child remains completely well. My daughter insisted the only way to keep Crash from getting covid was to vaccinate her at the earliest possible moment. She did, and Crash spent Christmas vacation stuck at home with covid. She’s fine and back in school, but now my daughter is wrestling with guilt because she doesn’t know what long term effects she may have exposed Crash to for nothing. I. of course, hope there are none, but I won’t apologize for taking a modicum of pleasure in my daughter’s angst.

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        • jadzia1971 says:

          Well, my older daughter goes to this same school and her two best friends, both vaccinated the second it became available, got it. The rules seem to be different for them, I am guessing because they are in the middle school, not the high school. (Ironically, the kid on the unplanned vacation SHOULD be in middle school, but he skipped 2 grades and that’s why he’s in high school.)

          Both girls’ symptoms consisted of 2 days of a runny nose and a scratchy throat, plus 5 days of intense boredom.

          My daughter, and all my other kids, remain uninfected.

          Nobody sees the irony in any of this.

          I hope Crash is OK. Hopefully her mom will think twice before forcing a booster on her.

      • Constance says:

        That is horrible. I’m so sorry for the kids who are losing high school. This makes me think of the olden days when my son was in kindergarten. He went to Catholic school and when the bell rang for end of recess the kids had to line up in specific order at the door and Sister Patti would come and lead them in to their classroom. Well Sister Patty was late one day and found most of the boys line in a pig pile. So I got a call at home over that. Then at lunch I got another call, seems my son had broken out in chicken pox (before the USA used the vaccine) and I had to go pick him up. I swear he was fine when I sent him to school. So Chicken Pox is a real virus with real symptoms and all the pig pile boys started breaking out a week later and of course the girls a week after that. Now that was a small scale epidemic and 30 years latter people still bring it up to me and clearly consider it my fault.

      • Angie says:

        We care Jadzia.
        Fuck those frogs. 😉

    • lateblum says:

      I wish I had a thoughtful, meaningful thing to say. I would if I were Somebody or elliesmom, or the rest of TCH. But all I can say is I am SO ANGRY right along with you. What the kids of the world have sacrificed so that the adults can feel they control something about this pandemic is heartbreaking and criminal.

      I watched little kids during their remote learning last year say, “My heart is breaking because I feel so lonely”. This was a little boy in FIRST GRADE in Evanston. No child in first grade should even think that his heart is breaking much less speak it. I watched and hugged my granddaughter weep when her teacher didn’t recognize that she had a question about a math problem. Because we all know that in real school, the teacher would absolutely see Calamity’s hand waving to ask for help.

      Children throughout the world have been isolated and chastened and abused by adults WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER. I am so sorry that your son is one of those kids who continues to be hurt by “grown ups”.

      • swanspirit says:

        There is so much to be angry about. Jadzia, I am beyond sorry your kids and you are going through this. I am sorry any child has to have their life turned upside down, for something that largely doesn’t affect them in the first place.
        People who have no clue, are making rules they most likely don’t follow , for the rest of us. We have to get these people out of power.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          You are absolutely right. I want to see these people swinging from lampposts, but I will accept an election loss. Hell, at this point I would even be okay with these assholes declaring victory and taking the credit, I just want this nightmare to end. But it is crystal clear that compliance, even if I wasn’t worried about side effects and whatnot, will do nothing to end this bullshit.

      • Woke Lola says:

        I have been screaming this since day one. Kids were ALWAYS the MOST at risk from the shutdown, and the world will suffer for the rest of their lives for the malicious choices made during this pandemic. I pray to God they reap what they’re sowing. Sadly I know that I and my daughter will instead, along with everyone else here. 😥

        • jadzia1971 says:

          I know, right? How can it be okay to ruin their lives? And what kind of world will we be living in when they grow up and rise to power?

      • jadzia1971 says:

        It’s like we all forgot that these are the people who will be choosing our nursing homes.

        • lateblum says:

          Oh, I never forget that! lol. After all, my sibs and I chose, along with my mother, where she happily lived her last 7 years.

    • 1539days says:

      I remember I got an extra week of “work from home” because I was unvaccinated. It was good for me, but I can see how it sucks for kids.

      So, Biden’s mandate kicks in next week and I will have to start getting COVID tests. Let’s hope I don’t get a swab manufactured with toxic materials!

  11. lateblum says:

    I just saw this at MOTUS. It is amazing . . .

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    Mitch McConnell is speaking and calling out the speech Biden gave yesterday in Georgia. I don’t have a link. But it’s a good speech. I wish I could trust anything McConnell says.

  14. helenk3 says:

    need to rant
    when you devalue the citizenship of a country, you devalue the country. Now in NYC noncitizens can vote. In California, illegal aliens are welcome and given many benefits more than a lot of citizens. Bid-on and the benedicts are undermining this country and her safety. we do not need outside enemies, we have bid-on and the benedicts.

  15. Dora says:

    I wish he would stop talking about the vaccine. He is getting people annoyed and losing support each time he mentions it.


    Trump Appears to Call Ron DeSantis ‘Gutless’ For Refusing to Declare ‘Booster’ Status.

    Former President Donald J. Trump blasted politicians – apparently including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – as “gutless” for refusing to reveal whether or not they received a COVID-19 booster dose.

    • elliesmom says:

      Trump believes Operation Ward Speed was the crowning glory of his presidency. If it turns out the vaccines are near worthless, or even worse, cause more harm than good, it’s going to be devastating to him.

      • 1539days says:

        I don’t think so. Trump knew there would be vaccines eventually and he wanted the US to be first in line. The vaxx effectiveness seems to be inverse to the age of the recipient. Trump was only really around for the old people / first responder rollout. Jabbing first graders wasn’t his doing.

        • ince says:

          The vaccines are turning out not to be all that effective in older people, either. Older people are the most vaccinated cohort, and we should be seeing a substantial drop in the number of deaths post vaccination, and we just haven’t. At the beginning of the pandemic a lot of older people died because doctors were using bad procedures to treat people. Improvements in treatment may account for more lives being saved than the vaccines. The other statistic to watch is what percentage of people who are being hospitalized with covid have received a booster shot. The number of vaccine failures has been growing since the booster shot program has begun. That could be explained by postulating there’s a new variant that the vaccine can’t attack, or it could be the more injections you get, the more you’re likely to get the new variant. Only more numbers will give that answer,

          But as far as Trump is concerned, whether he planned to vaccinate everyone or not, he approved and exuberantly encouraged the fast-tracking of an experimental vaccine before the testing was completed. If the vaccine turns out to be harmful, the fan will be pointed in his direction. And he was POTUS and stood on the dais with Fauci and Birx nodding in approval when they proclaimed “15 days to flatten the curve”. Trump put the lockdowns into motion. I like Trump and would vote for him again, but if the vaccines turn out to be a debacle, the buck will legitimately stop with him.

      • Angie says:

        Trump also said today he didn’t think the young & healthy should get the vax.
        He’s 100% correct. The vax is for the older/at risk people.
        I’ve noticed that the ones who have has side effects/adverse reactions are mostly under 40. I don’t have scientific evidence, but I’m convinced that is because no one under 40 should be getting the vax.

    • lateblum says:

      I was just listening to an epidemiologist from Yale’s school of Public Health talking on the Ben Shapiro radio show. He was talking about this as well as how tainted the “ research” on HCQ was. He said this took place in fall of 2019. Interesting. Criminal.
      His name was pronounced Reesh. I don’t know the spelling.

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