Thursday, January 27, 2022

Lake Michigan (Chicago)
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163 Responses to Thursday, January 27, 2022

  1. swanspirit says:

    That looks so cold! Brrrrr. In other news, my neck of the woods is supposedly getting a pile of snow on Saturday. They are predicting 0 to 12 inches. I guess those weather people want to just CYA.

    • elliesmom says:

      It went down to 6 degrees here last night, Only 7 now. It will be in the mid-20s and sunny this afternoon if I can get Ellie to hold off on our walk. We have 8-17″ predicted, but the path of the storm is across Connecticut and through central Massachusetts, If that holds, then we should be on the lighter edge. But that’s just what the path looks like now. Who knows what will actually happen 48 hours from now.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think we’re 0-80 inches this weekend, lol. They like to use their scariest models and use the word “maybe” a lot. 😀

    • Miranda says:

      We may get another 2 inches this weekend. Raleigh has had more snow than usual this year.

    • lateblum says:

      It got as high as 11° yesterday. But the windchill had us feeling like it was -15°. It was 3° when I went to bed last night but this morning when I awoke, it was 21°. Good times!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      They have pulled out a favorite winter threat – a snow bomb cyclone! (a nor’easter for the plebes) .

      My weather actually says “there is no winter storm alert for this area” but then has 1 to 6 inch range. I guess they are covering all bases.

      Hit single digits last night which is rare.

    • Constance says:

      OK, I’m not going to bitch about a high of 46 in Seattle. But I still feel cold. You guys all have my sympathy. Except for the Florida and CA dwellers and you guys have my envy.

  2. jadzia1971 says:


    My jaw is feeling better. Perhaps I AM grinding my teeth in my sleep. God knows I’m stressed enough.

    • swanspirit says:

      I am glad you are feeling better. Did you see what I posted downstairs about taking ibuprofen if you aren’t allergic? It might help your jaw muscles relax.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        It still hurts a bit so I’ll probably try that tonight. Ibuprofen is the ONLY OTC painkiller that works at all for me.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Yes! It’s the only OTC painkiller that works (well, kind of) for me.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m glad you’re better. And YES. You have had an ongoing boatload of stress.
      Are you able to buy ibuprofen or is that the NSAID on the blacklist?
      Try breathing. 😘

  3. Dora says:

    Good Morning.

    I had a feeling this was so.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    I hear Jesse Watters new show is kicking ass, must make it a point to tune in if this is a sample 😉

    • taw46 says:

      I’ve watched all 3 and really like them. He has had some great guests on, mixes humor and news. But then, I have always liked Jesse.

      • swanspirit says:

        I wish he was still occasionally doing the man on the street interviews. They were hilarious.

        • taw46 says:

          He did at the start of the first show. I hope he does more of them. He talked about that with Greg and Dana at the end of his first show, and it was stated that it is a lot of work and time for his staff to set it up. So maybe won’t do it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • 1539days says:

      He might have single-handedly destroyed the antiwork forum on Reddit with an interview this week.

    • lyn5 says:

      Fox chose wisely. Jesse is so cute who could hate him?

    • Constance says:

      That was good. I set the TIVO to record his show. I haven’t watched FOX since November 3rd 2020 when they refused to call Florida for Trump but were wildly calling anything close for Biden.

  5. elliesmom says:

    I’ve been a bit immersed in pandemic books, videos, and papers lately. I think the hysteria from people who found out I had been exposed up close and personal and their absolute disbelief I’m unvaccinated and didn’t get it is what drove me to arm myself with more information. Besides reading Kennedy’s book and listening to the “Second Opinion” conference, I’ve also read Alex Berenson’s book “Pandemia”. I’d been following him through Tucker Carlson, and where he came from was not from the right or the left so I wanted to hear more about what he had learned. I also get a daily diet of fearmongers, including snail mail, email, and FB posts from friends and the RI Department of Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield has even mailed me a “pandemic” care package and offered to make me an appointment to get vaxxed. I think my “input” has been from both sides.

    If there’s one thing I can take away from all of this, it’s that very little of this has anything to do with Trump. The people behind the pandemic, the creators of the virus, the folks who “botched” the rollout of the medical treatments for covid, the people behind the lockdowns, the people who scorched the economy, the people who are taking away personal freedoms are a global phenomenon. Trump isn’t the prime minister of Canada or Australia or France. The people who have created and stoked the pandemic and their faithful fearful would have done this no matter who was POTUS. The red/blue divide in the US gave them a way in to turn us against each other, but if not that, they would have found something else. In the US TDS had shown them how ripe our country was for being “bamboozled”.

    If this was a plot to get rid of Trump, when Biden moved in, the bamboozling would have stopped, but it’s only become worse. Sweden and many other countries weren’t primed so they escaped. Some countries just didn’t have the resources to participate. If we look, we can find the schisms that were exploited to get people to willingly comply in the countries that went all out batshit crazy and still are. Re-electing Trump won’t do anything unless he’s willing to stand up and say loudly, “Letting myself get sucked into putting all of our efforts into creating the covid vaccines was the biggest mistake I made because it is what made all of the other things possible. Including the stolen election”. But he still considers it the crowning achievement of his presidency.

      • lyn5 says:

        I would love to see Trump get a second term, but I think the power of the hate against him is too great. Until we can rein in the Big Tech Oligarchs, the U.S. china supporters, the NWO and the lying media, we’re screwed.

        • taw46 says:

          As I have said before, if he runs he has my vote.

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          • elliesmom says:

            If it’s the choice between Trump and a Democrat, then, yes, he has my vote. But in a primary, maybe not. The folks at the pharma companies have been working on mNRA technology for decades just waiting for an opportunity to try it out on people. “Operation Warp Speed” didn’t work any faster at creating the vaccine than a typical day at the lab. They knew they could play into Trump’s ego to get truckloads of money to cover their costs and little to no pushback from him to shortcut the testing phase if they emphasized “record speed”. A tenth of the reports to VAERS in the first few months of the rollout of a flu vaccine during the Ford administration got the vaccine pulled, and yet I have never once heard Trump say there may be safety issues with the covid vaccines. Always “safe and effective” is what he says.

            I would like some reassurance from him that he knows he was fooled and won’t be fooled again. How can we be assured he won’t make the same mistake and leave Biden’s folks in place? I want to know he’d do a Youngkin next time and fire people on day one.

          • taw46 says:

            In a primary, he will still have my vote.

          • lyn5 says:

            At this point I’ll vote for people who will crush Democrats in such a way that they never will be in power again in my lifetime.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t think Trump considers his crowning achievement to be developing a vaccine. That is Media Cartel hype and the narrative of establishment Republicans like the Lincoln Project. President Trump got through middle class tax cuts, Started building a wall that actually is sound, Picked three Supreme Court justices, filled all the vacant spots for judges, made us energy independent, renegotiated trade deals to be more fair to Americans, used tariffs to jump start businesses like steel production that were vital to American strength. Rebuilt the military. Started a peace process in the Middle East. etc.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Magnolia Network is running the old Julia Child cooking shows in the early a.m. here. She melts a pound of real butter about every other step in her process. /Sarc So good, nom, nom, nom.

    • elliesmom says:

      I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie “Julie & Julia”, but when Julie gets to visit the Julia Child exhibit at the Smithsonian, she quietly leaves a pound of butter behind her in the display. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s fun. It’s streaming on Starz or for rent lots of places for $2.99. I went to see it in the theater with my friends who like to eat. That year three of them gave me Julia’s cookbook for Christmas. 🙂

      • elliesmom says:

        and Elliesdad, who knew I already both volumes of her cookbook, gave me this.

      • lateblum says:

        I never got hooked on Julia Childs’ tv show. I’m not sure why because I really liked her. But I loved the movie “Julie and Julia”. And the ending was sweet. I ended up owning it and now that Netflix has increased its monthly rate, I’ll end up watching it and the many other dvds that I own once again.

        • elliesmom says:

          I think I may have been just a little too young when Julia was popular on PBS. It’s not a channel that was on the TV at my house very often, and I wasn’t old enough to try to fight for it to be on. I didn’t watch her show until it was long into reruns. Many of Martha Stewart’s recipes are nearly word-for-word Julia Child’s. I know the rules about plagiarism are different in the world of cooking (and fashion), but I always mentally scold Martha when she doesn’t credit Julia. I learned to make pie crust using Julia’s food processor method in culinary school and I seldom make it any other way. While Martha didn’t give Julia a hat tip, they gave Julia full credit for the recipe and her method, but then the school is in her old neighborhood. 😉

      • taw46 says:

        I thoroughly enjoyed the movie “Julie & Julia”, have watched it a few times. And “My Life in France” is a wonderful book.

      • DeniseVB says:

        PBS, This Old House and Julia were the closest thing we had to HGTV in those days 🙂

        Classic SNL gave us Julia for the next generation 😀

    • Constance says:

      I remember all the butter eating and whipped cream of the 60s and 70s. I remember my Mom encasing shredded vegetables in Jello and always a big blob of whipped cream would be on top. And people were not fat like now. And we weren’t hungry all the time.

      • Mothy67 says:

        You just threw me for a loop
        I ate garbage in the 70’s. No children were dying from type 2 . what changed? Preservatives?

        • Constance says:

          Could be preservatives but also refined carbs. I think the excessive exercise fad of the last 30 years hasn’t been good either. Some exercise is good but now that I’m 69 you would not believe how many of my friends have joint damage from exercise. And also hip pain.

        • jadzia1971 says:

          I suspect that there are a lot of causes. Wouldn’t rule out, also, increased portion sizes. Also, kids don’t walk to school or play outside to the extent that they did when we were kids in the 70s and 80s–it’s criminal neglect now to let them roam the neighborhood the way we were allowed to do. So if your kid isn’t participating in an organized sport, s/he’s probably spending a shitload of time in front of screens, and that’s not how the world used to be.

          Similar thing for adults. A lot more of today’s jobs involve sitting on your tuchis in front of a computer. And even if you had an office job in the 70s, if you wanted to talk to someone, you probably were going to get up and walk over to their desk/office instead of chatting/emailing.

          And even for people without jobs–people walked a lot more before our downtowns were all hollowed out and basic tasks like grocery shopping largely moved to the Wal-Mart on the outskirts. In the 80s I hauled bags of groceries from my neighborhood grocer (Hi, Mr. G! I had such a crush on him) to my walk-up apartment. Today you’re driving or getting a ride or Ubering instead. And housewives’ jobs were more physical back then–more clotheslines outdoors, fewer dishwashers indoors, etc. My mom hauled firewood every day! Because we didn’t have central heating. And I’m not 100 years old–I’m Gen X.

          • 1539days says:

            The low-fat movement meant sugary cereal was okay for breakfast. More processed foods are available which are also “low-fat.”

            But the sedentary lifestyle is a big factor. I have a Fitbit that helped me lose a lot of weight. One of the prompts is to get up and walk a couple hundred steps every hour. At my old job, this was easy. Now, I sit at a desk all day and the only place to walk is the manufacturing floor. I just have to make an effort to do it, but I can see how I’d end up in the same chair 2-3 hours otherwise.

  7. Dora says:

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  8. Dora says:

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  9. helenk3 says:

    stock up on popcorn and wine and just sit back and watch the fireworks.

    If I were Bryer, I would wait until after Nov to retire just because

    • 1539days says:

      This is basically Bryer’s no-confidence vote because he thinks Republicans will take back the Senate this year. He wants to make sure his replacement keeps trying to burn down all the things he’s been ruining.

      • Constance says:

        The Republicans might take back the Senate before November if they can get any Democrat Senator in a state with a Republican Governor indicted by Durham. Like Tim Kaine or Mark Warner. Then the R governor (Youngkin) would appoint a Republican Senator. Just saying.

    • elliesmom says:

      What if Breyer wasn’t planning to retire at the end of this Supreme Court session? What if someone in the Biden administration decided they weren’t going to let him to what RBG did so they leaked he was retiring? How could he walk it back without creating a huge mess? I wouldn’t put Biden beyond doing something like that.

  10. helenk3 says:

    is there any other way to contribute funds other than go fund me? I should decide where my money goes not them

  11. I started a new job last week at a place I worked 25 years ago – a legal services company that does stuff like process serving, file copying, etc. for attorneys. They also do pro per evictions but the person in charge of the evictions department had a stroke and is not expected to return, at least not anytime soon. So I will be taking her place.

    Right now I am late for work.

    • lyn5 says:

      That burns. LOL.

    • lateblum says:


    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Maybe I am a tad too young but with several older brothers there were a lot of albums to play in our house but had to look Neil up because I could not think of one bit of music that might be his. Still nada in terms of tunes playing in my head. Although seeing he was Canadian I now have Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and even Celine Dion all vying for ear worm status. Fortunately Gordon and the Fitzgerald is drowning out Celine and the Titanic at the moment.

      • lateblum says:

        Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recordings.

        • taw46 says:

          They were my favorite group at the time, loved them.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Now Crosby, Stills & Nash I would get either together or separately. Thanks. I assumed his most famous associations would be easy to glean. I guess I needed to read much further down. With that clue I changed the search but is seems he was a added to C, S&N later than anything I would have found to play from siblings’ collections. never took to them myself but I recognize much of their ( pre 1970?) work. I do recall a couple of them complaining about a change to C,S&N – so perhaps that was when Young came along. hence no albums or 8 tracts with him for little sister to borrow.

      • taw46 says:

        I love this Neil Young song.

      • lyn5 says:

        Used this song during a college speech class.

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    Pedos protecting pedos?

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        Excerpt: Monaco, as I explained here, is an Obama confidante who played a key role in perpetuating the myth about Russian collusion both before and after the 2016 election. The former chief of staff to Robert Mueller when he headed Obama’s FBI and then Obama’s homeland security advisor, Monaco has been a harsh critic of Trump and Republican policies over the past four years. She backs a “whole of government” approach to combating domestic terrorists, code for Americans who support Donald Trump.

  22. taw46 says:

    And I saw this on Tucker’s show last night. Biden should be impeached for not enforcing our laws, this is illegal. And it has been going on for years, Trump is the only one who tried to do anything about it.

    • helenk3 says:

      wonder how much the bid-on family makes from the cartels? between the people smuggling and the drug smuggling, it must be a bunch of money. they do not work cheap.

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  24. elliesmom says:

    More info from Senator Johnson’s panel on Monday. This is from the military’s vaccine injury numbers.

  25. helenk3 says:

    I thought this was interesting. the first guy was really something else

  26. Mothy67 says:

    Once in awhile life decides to be Cher in Moonstruck and slap you in the face and yell snap out of it.
    Baby girl tried to call my mom for a ride there is something going on with our phones — she got an older asian woman who happens to be a grandmother. Instead of saying sorry wrong number they kept talking. Mostly about grandchildren. I have been less than happy of late. My kid who is not my kid has a sense of humor. Our 15 years together meant something. She randomly got a woman on the phone and it became an adventure. That’s my girl. Humoris all I really hope for her.
    I am still debating rehab. I dont see what one more can do. I have this kid though. 15 years of love and trust. I hear you cant do it for someone else it has to be for you. What if you dont like you? Can you still strive for a loved one? I am not suicidal. I have enough to keep going for some time. I drink listerine to stop the shakes. I wake up to vodka. I know where two liters of vodka a day will lead. I don’t want to stop. Not if it means misery. I tried it hurts more. Aside I did outpatient the counselor brought in a poster board and crayons. The top of the board read Mein Kampf. She had no idea. I became bitter like I can almost can get her not knowing but she brought it in from someone else. Then the guy who runs the place saw the word deleterious. He mocked a word he didnt know. He was awful. He as a mental health professional said gays should keep it to themselves he does
    not want to hear well I don’t want ever to be around a person to lazy to open a dictionary. Deletiorious A slow gradual destruction.

        • Mothy67 says:

          Love Carol but going back to plastic surgery dont you think she lost some of her edge when she got her jaw done? To me she became too aware of her looks. It was self conscious. I did not teach like you. I genuflect at your altar. I did a few weeks at Hunter.
          Back to women going mad insane. I love Dolly. She looks hedious but she isnt pretending to be anyone else.

    • swanspirit says:

      Of course you have to do it for you.But you are the one who decides are. And that includes who you are in relationships to other people. We don’t live in vacuums.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I might again. Kid matters I know it shouldnt but kid does matter. I beat (metaphorically) this brat with writing your own story and how truth can matter. I am proud. Rehab is not easy unless its 8 below and you are looking for a hot and a cot.

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    Who’s Afraid of Naomi Wolf?
    The answer to that question is progressives, politicians, the media, and feminist luminaries . . . and for all the right reasons.

  29. helenk3 says:

    3 cops were shot in Houston. when are the dems going to be held accountable for the crime rise in this country?

    • helenk3 says:

      Houston cops have the shooter in a stand-off now, would be a great time for a tax-payer relief shot.

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    Love these guys……

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    h/t Angie

  38. Mothy67 says:

    It is rumored as of today that my borough may be absorbed into the city school system next year. Two of the best teachers walked out. How is that legal. There are advantages and disadvantages to a small school. I dont see how there cant be at least a fake vote. I do not want pup taking the bus. Our high school is a 20 minute walk. Everyone knows everyone. There is another district right behind my abode. There has been a push for years to try and make the whole county part of the city. I can see how it makes sense on paper. The city does have specialized schools. The thing is city kids use public transportation. It sucks and is often dangerous. I hate my house, but I have kept it because of the school. I could rent for about the same price as I pay in utilities and taxes. The plan has been for years when brat graduates we give her the house. It is paid for and will cover college. I bought it from my parents years ago so there is no inheritance issue. It is hers. I don’t want it. Not even a little bit. It was a good investment as far as college savings go and that was always the goal. I made sacrifices to sustain her lifestyle. I couldn’t have lived where I wanted and been able to handle tae kwon do, jazz, ballet, saxaphone, acting classes, sports. I kept this money pit so she might thrive. I hate my house. Always something. Sidewalks cost me 5000. Roof leaks, water heater breaks, dishwaher dies, fridge. It is always something if you own. Yes it was a good investment but it sucks. I did it for little one now the district is going to tell me for the greater good my child will need to take a bus that stops at methodone clinics. Will never happen. My baby. Nah not after years of dedication. The greater good can kiss my ass.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m sure there were public meetings in both venues, the city and your borough, where the absorption of your school district into the city schools was discussed. Whether you would have been able to speak, given the opportunity to vote on it, or just be able to listen depends on the political structure you live under.

      There are two ways I know “two of the best teachers walked out” is malarkey. One is a teacher never just quits a job in January unless he is quitting teaching all together. There are no teaching jobs available in January except for long term substitute positions, and when a teacher walks off a job mid-year leaving his classes in the lurch in a snit over something that has no effect on the current school year, it’s a real blocker to getting hired anywhere else. Secondly, if the teachers are upset enough to quit mid-year, then they would have fired up the kids to go home to get their parents to go to the meetings about the merger, but Shay apparently said nothing.

      There are pluses and minuses to big schools. Some of them will benefit Shay and some of them will not. If you believe this will be bad for Shay, then you have the option of doing what a lot of parents do. They put their house on the market and move to a school system they think will be better. She’ll have to become accustomed to a new school either way. If you’re not upset enough to consider doing that, then do Shay a favor and build up her confidence in her ability to shine in the new high school. Make it an exciting new adventure.

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