Friday, January 21 2022

Snowy King Neptune, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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161 Responses to Friday, January 21 2022

  1. jadzia1971 says:

    All kids and adults except Middle Boy NEGATIVE.

  2. jadzia1971 says:

    Also, I LOVE King Neptune.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good Morning Sunshine 😀 Love bumping into you when I’m up stupid early in the colonies 😀 It SNOWED overnight in Virginia Beach, so rare that they’re predicting more.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Yes, it is fun!

        I’m jealous of your snow. Was reading some probably crackpot theory that the sun is heading into a cooling period and we are in for a few years of cold winters with lots of snow, but that is probably wishful thinking on my nonscientific part.

      • taw46 says:

        Snow for you! I am envious.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Yay VA Beach and the King! Rare to see snow there. I’ve got to get myself over there. I used to go several times I year, now I hardly ever go. Adulting sucks.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Awwww, Meat Loaf died. R.I.P. Putting you on blast again,

    • Mothy67 says:

      Love love love Two outa three ain’t bad

    • Miranda says:

      I really liked his music.

    • Somebody says:

      RIP Meatloaf

      I saw an interview with him about 6 months to a year ago? He was on Mike Huckabee’s show I was flipping through channels. Huckabee enticed me to watch by teasing about JFK assassination. Meatloaf was a teen in Dallas and was an eyewitness at Parkland, a secret service agent basically took over the car and drove to Parkland. He had also been at airport earlier. Sort of the Forest Gump of that day.

      It was interesting, I’m at a doctor appointment I’ll try and find it when I get home.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Why does he look like a Romulan in this picture?

      • Miranda says:

        It’s for the ‘I would do anything for Love’ video. He was a sort of deformed wizard, saved by love. It’s a good video.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Theater ! Not sure what the video was trying to be, a little Phantom, a little Hunchback and a hot chick. MTV videos really had it all 😀

  4. swanspirit says:

    That is sad. You were great, Meat Loaf 😢

  5. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    I’ve never seen King Neptune. My brother lives in Virginia Beach, so I will have to ask him if he is familiar with it. 🙂

    So, how come this is happening now? What’s up?

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Neptune statue is on the Boardwalk

    • swanspirit says:

      The pandemic is over, but the Dementiacrats want to keep it for political reasons. Mainly to cheat in elections. Also to make more money for big Pharm, and Quack Fauci.

      • lateblum says:

        Sadly, Chicago and the suburbs are total COVIDIOTS. Pritzker (Putzker to me) has invested in the pandemic and because of this, Illinois will be among the last states to drop the cloak of fear. Because where there’s money to be made, this corrupt governor will continue to push his mandates.

    • Anthony says:

      Despite what the newsies would like you to believe about NYC’s residents, nobody here (save for about 20% of my neighbors) gaf about restrictions and mandates any longer. I have a feeling that most Americans are going to just stop being blindly and brainlessly obedient by mid February. No data to back that up, just a gut feeling.

      • elliesmom says:

        I was exposed to covid on Christmas Eve. Huggie bear, kissy face exposed. It’s been 28 days. and I haven’t had a single symptom. When I found I had been exposed, I was responsible and contacted the people I had hung out with on Christmas Day. When I called my doctor to ask her if I should get tested, she said to wait 7 days or so unless symptoms appeared. If I had no symptoms, than the test would mean nothing. I had no plans for the week so I made none. When no symptoms appeared, I passed on getting tested. The interesting thing is the reaction from people when they find out one of the triple or double vaxxed people gave covid to each other, but the only unvaccinated person in the room escaped. I must have had it and just didn’t know it. Am I sure I’m not the person who spread it? I’ll believe people have moved on when vaccinated people accept the vaccines are near worthless. Dumping masks and “social distancing” are a start, but as long as people still believe other people have to get vaccinated “for the public good”, we have a long way to go.

        • swanspirit says:

          Today is my son’s birthday! 🎂
          Last year, (knocks on wood) he was very sick, from his diabetes type2, and spent some time in the hospital. Afterward, he was in a veterans rehab for several months. He was tested for cootie-19 numerous times. He was exposed in close quarters, to veterans with the cootie-19 multiple times. As many as 17, I think he said. He adamantly, vociferously, refuses the vaccines. To our knowledge, he has not had Chinese bug, or even any symptoms that would suggest it. He has several risk factors, but does take the prevention protocol, and vitamins. I am thinking, if he hasn’t already had an asymptomatic version, he just isn’t going to get it. ❤🐿
          I am you didn’t catch the cooties, EM! ❤

      • Constance says:

        Same with Seattle. We have to show proof of vaccination to get in to a public place. The Police have been de-funded so there are not enough to enforce any laws. The bar and restaurant owners resent the mandate and so they ask for proof hold whatever you give them in-front of their face, don’t even focus on it and wave you in. Two of the folks I go out with a lot are not vaxed and have never been stopped from entering.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Germany might be coming to its senses? HALLELUJAH. France is lost, so I’ve been pinning my hopes on a border country–ANY border country–relaxing its restrictions so that we can get the fuck out of here for a vacation.

  6. swanspirit says:

    It snowed here, too. And Neptune is amazing!

    • DeniseVB says:

      We’re going to get more today and we’re all going to die if we don’t stay tuned to the local weather bunnies 😀

      • swanspirit says:

        We are getting more here, too. They are calling for 2-3 inches more this evening. So far, it’s the wet snow that sticks to everything. The temperatures are in the 20’s, so I don’t think what we already have is going anywhere, for the time being.. ❄❄❄❄❄

      • ginainmo says:

        Gotta love the overwrought weather peeps. Hubs and I are riding out a “winter blast” in generally balmy south Texas. Because it was remotely possible that the temperature might drop below freezing last night, they announced Friday school closings yesterday. Local weatherman was almost hysterical explaining how rain freezes and causes ICE.

        It is unreasonably cold for the next few days, but geeze! We had a low of 36 last night.

  7. Dora says:

    President Trump says there would’ve been no Jan 6 if Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t have rejected the national guard. #KashPatel remembers Trump wanting to put 10,000 to 20,000 guards at the capital but Nancy rejected it. If they would’ve been there it would’ve been another lovely day.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    My goodness, I like something Newsweek is covering !

  9. Dora says:

    DC won’t require COVID vaccination proof for entertainers but will impose restriction for their patrons

    Employees at entertainment venues also are not required to show their proof of coronavirus vaccine

  10. Dora says:

    Going to the movies is about to become more fun! 🙂


    New York to allow movie theaters to start selling alcohol

    • elliesmom says:

      We have a local movie theater just over the line in MA that has table seating. They serve light meals and beer and wine. It’s a lot of fun.

    • DeniseVB says:

      People have being sneaking in mini booze bottles for years, they finally got smart to make the money themselves 🙂

    • taw46 says:

      Our movie theater in Key West has been selling alcohol for years. You can buy a bottle of wine and take it inside the theater if you like. They also sell all kinds of snacks. It isn’t a theater cafe, just a regular movie theater that sells good stuff. 😉

  11. elliesmom says:

    I got the news yesterday my son-in-law’s mom has metastatic cancer. They biopsied her pancreas and liver and the cancer diagnosis is confirmed. She’s meeting with her oncologist today to discuss treatment and prognosis. She and I have worked at being complementary grandmothers, not competitive ones. The kids have had very different experiences with each of us, and she and I have had a good relationship with each other. She’s in Ohio so we don’t get a lot of time together, but when we do, it’s been a great relationship.

    Here’s the thing- I have two plane tickets from MA to OH on account from my cancelled trip at the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday I also got an email telling me I only have until March 31st to use them or lose them. My friend actually owns one of the tickets, but they’re on my account. She and I talked last night, and we want to give the tickets to my son-in-law so he can hop on a plane a couple of times to spend a weekend with his family. She and I aren’t going to Ohio or anywhere else in the next couple of months. I spent most of the afternoon yesterday trying to get an answer from American Airlines whether we can do this. Their website says the tickets aren’t transferable in one place, and in another it says I can use the credit to purchase a plane ticket for someone else, but I can’t sell the credits. Calling American Airlines has been a lot like calling Verizon.

    If we can do this, my daughter wants me to give the tickets to the grandkids to fly out to see Grandma on their next vacation, which is in February. While I have no real issue with that, if Grandma doesn’t make it that long, the two tickets will be less valuable to my son-in-law. I know my daughter and her husband can afford to take the kids to Ohio in February, but he might not feel he can just go for a random weekend. I know my husband hesitated to just take off and spend a weekend with his mother when she was dying, but they were some of his best memories. I didn’t give him any choice the first time, but I didn’t need to push him out the door the next. If AA lets me do this, I won’t attach any strings to giving them the tickets, but I am going to try to convince my daughter to pack her husband’s suitcase and return him to his mother. She gave my daughter a good man, and it’s time to loan him back.

    • lyn5 says:

      ❤ with the hope you can convince your daughter.

    • Somebody says:

      During my treatment, my son was working from home. He visited, he’d call or text and show up with take out or just stop by to visit. Sometimes he’d call and chat for a bit. It was very nice and meant a lot to me, I knew he cared. I hope your SIL takes you up on the offer. It’s very nice of you and your friend.

      As for the grandkids going, that’s nice too but an adult needs to go with them. I’m sure grandma would love to see them, but she’s going to need help herself.

      • elliesmom says:

        I don’t think my daughter means to fly the kids out alone. I think she means if I gave the kids the tickets, it might mean the difference between flying and driving. It’s a two day drive in good weather.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      That is very sweet. I hope you can get your daughter to push him out the door.

    • lateblum says:

      I hope your daughter will see the grace of your offer and encourage your s-i-l to accept the chance to be with his mother as her son.
      I remember when I was recovering from spinal surgery and my son came a few times to visit by himself. Those visits were more special than I can say. ❤️

    • DeniseVB says:

      That’s never good news {{{hugs}}} to the whole family. How old is she? Asking for my own selfish reasons. 😉

    • votermom says:

      I hope you can get to a real person on AA.Have you tried logging in on the computer and doing a chat with them?

    • lateblum says:

      Thank you, lyn.

      • lyn5 says:

        Sent the link to my sister who has covid. This was her reply:

        the ivermectin can give reactions. Right now all is well.. I just need to heal my throat after talking and laughing on the phone all day.

        I don’t need to read it. I have already read lots of things. I am an information seeker most of my life.

    • lyn5 says:

      From a friend of a friend of a friend … don’t want to identify anyone.

      My notes from a call earlier with Edward Ryan MD, Director of International Infectious Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital:

      1 Close to 100% of the positive cases in MA are Omicron. Delta is almost completely gone from New England.
      2 This surge will peak sometime between 1/10 and 1/21 and then begin a quick downhill journey of two to four weeks.
      3 We will end up with a 20-50% positivity rate.
      4 February will be clean up mode, March will begin to return to “normal”
      5 Omicron lives in your nose and upper respiratory area which is what makes it so contagious. It isn’t able to bond with your lungs like the other variants.
      6 The increased hospitalizations should be taken with a grain of salt as most of them are secondary admissions (i.e. people coming in for surgery, broken bones, etc. who are tested for COVID)
      7 We won’t need a booster for omicron because they wouldn’t be able to develop one before it’s completely gone and we’re all going to get it which will give us the immunity we need to get through it.
      8 COVID will join the 4 other coronaviruses we deal with that cause the common cold, upper respiratory infections, RSV, etc. It will become a pediatric disease mainly affecting young children with no immunity.
      9 40% of those infected will be asymptomatic
      10 Rapid tests are 50-80% sensitive to those with symptoms, only 30-60% sensitive to those without symptoms
      11 Contact tracing is worthless because we’re all going to get it and there’s no way we could keep up with it.
      12 We are fighting the last war with COVID and should be pivoting back to normal life, but society isn’t quite ready for it yet.
      13 There is no need to stay home from work or to be a hermit unless you’re immunocompromised or 85 or older, but he does recommend staying away from large gatherings for the next six weeks.
      14 Spring/Summer will be really nice!

  12. lyn5 says:

    Another possibility, which the “Joe Biden” admin seems to favor a little, is World War Three. We couldn’t lose that, could we? Well, at worst it would be a “lose-lose” so at least nobody else would win. Would the US be any worse off without New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a few more population centers teeming with homeless junkies? (Who rarely show up at the polls to vote, by the way… and if you asked, could they even tell you who’s running for president?) World War Three begins to look like our silver linings playbook. London, Paris, and Berlin are not our problem, to be blunt about it. Even as you read this, “Joe Biden” is striving to explain his thoughts on these vexing matters, but he’s talking out of his ass so much it’s hard to tell whether he is setting forth actual policy or just breaking wind.

    • lyn5 says:

      “Ah! I see now why so much confusion has been sown over Dr. Fauci’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic. If he actually represented medical science, he might not have killed several hundred thousand people in this country by withholding and suppressing effective treatments and promoting deadly vaccines.”

    • lateblum says:


      “ Mr. Biden is technically the president. They call him Mr. President but is he the leader of our nation? No.

      Best to think of him now like a floating fishing bobber, the kind found in the tackle box of an old man who really never learned how to fish.

      Yet he’s awfully eager to please. He’s always been a back slapper, with his son Hunter grifting with him across the world. Joe has wanted to be president for decades now, and he’ll obey those who helped make him.

      If Ron Klain and Susan Rice blow the presidential bobber this way and that way across the water, well, it’s what he signed up for.

      And he is our president. Whether you like him or not, whether you respect his abilities or not, whether you’re angry with the Democrats and media for installing this doddering old man in the White House or not, all of that is no longer material.

      Biden is the president. He floats with the winds, and we’re all wriggling on the hook with him now.

      And Putin and Xi Jinping?

      They wait under the surface, like pike in the shadow.”

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    Julie Kelly is testifying now.

  15. jadzia1971 says:

    Covid update: Now EVERYBODY is testing negative, INCLUDING the middle kid who tested positive two days ago. Neither his dad (a triple vaxx-maxxed conformist) nor I believe that the kid ever really had it. No symptoms and nobody else gets it? And he supposedly contracted it during 7 days of “cas contact” isolation where he only saw us, his tested-negative family? Come on.

    • lateblum says:

      I said the same about my daughter just after Christmas. Everyone had to test negative to even be at the Christmas brunch. Five days later everyone who was at the party tested negative and she tests positive? Two days after that positive everyone else still tests negative and the ltc facility refuses to retest her yet *blames* the family for giving her covid. They kept her in isolation 14 days and refused to retest her until day 10 when she tested negative. They didn’t get the results until day 14 (when they knew they would have the results). Day 14 was the last day of isolation to begin with. They wouldn’t shorten the time even though it was at that time the CDC had declared only 5 days of isolation was recommended.
      *The state provides extra funding (as well as sets the rules) to maintain the covid patients’ “treatment”.

  16. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

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  18. helenk3 says:

    I saw the first part yesterday and posted it , I will bring it forward. more soros undermining of this country

  19. Mothy67 says:

    Shay is on her 3rd quarentine. Misses two weeks of school each time. Boy had a basketball game they tested the whole team. He was positive. Not even a sniffle but we have to shut down again. It is all so ass backwards. She is negative but have to wait and get another test before she is allowed in school. Boy is here everyday and was when he was apparently down with kung flu.

    • mcnorman says:

      I feel your pain. Grandson is in daycare. Fourth time “exposure” for the class of toddlers. Not one sniffle, cough, fever, etc. All children continue to test negative.
      Daughter is recently divorced with no backup. I don’t know how the Hell this country expects to move forward? Thank you Xi and your everchanging commie flu.

    • votermom says:

      That really sucks

      • Mothy67 says:

        Today it was 8 degrees and wind chill of minus 3. School was cancelled. I am home. Parents sent kids here?!?!?!?!?! We are on lockdown? Go figure.

      • Mothy67 says:

        Has KTY looked at any of the Pitt nursing exchanges? Lex was looking at a three week program in Switzerland. I said do it. God gave me a Discover for a reason. She is a junior. I am only on the hook for air. Tuition is all covered.

        • votermom says:

          She wanted to do that Switzerland thing then she changed her mind last fall. Not sure why. But shehas a summer internship at upmc lined up; hopefully her knee issue gets straightened out (pun) before then

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  21. Mothy67 says:

    The gym at the top of my street reopened with new owners.i am in heaven. I exited my last stint in hospital trying with all I had. I dont drive and covid has screwed up public transportation. I felt trapped. I went to the gym walking two miles each way. It was fine Iam able to walk. Then everything got grey and cold. I gave up. Now a few houses away is anytime fitness. I love working out even more than a martini.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    She’s out of FB jail again, lol.

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    This bitch is a retired librarian. LOL.

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    David’s an NPR liar.

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  43. helenk3 says:

    I hope this is true. I would love to see a Trump – DeSantis ticket in 2024. 4 years of Trump , then 8 years of DeSantis

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  45. Dora says:

    Arizona Senator Introduces Bill Making Mandating Employers Liable For Employee Health Complications With Forced Covid Shots

    Will this bill lessen the likelihood of mandates?

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    h/t Angie

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    • taw46 says:

      I am surprised she was allowed to testify. I missed it, so trying to catch up with all the clips online. It is shameful what our government has done to these people.

  50. helenk3 says:

    what the hell is nonbinary gender? God created Male and Female and man created It.

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