Weekend of May 14-15, 2022

Mynelle Gardens, Mississippi
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177 Responses to Weekend of May 14-15, 2022

  1. DoraDora says:

    Good Morning.

    I find this creepy

    Reaching Out To Heaven ~ The Great Hand Of The Desert, Antofagasta, Chile…


  2. DoraDora says:

    Still cute. 🙂

  3. votermom says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Great thread !

    • elliesmom says:

      I sense a lawsuit being formulated.

      • Anthony says:

        Sure hope so. Where was Abbot Labs with vaccine production? There’s more to this than an incompetent administration.

        • Somebody says:

          I’m not aware of Abbott getting into the vaccine race. I read this statement yesterday, as well as an article about the situation.

          There is zero linkage between the sick infants and abbot formula. Zero linkage between the sick infants, the strains don’t match so it seems to be 4 isolated incidents. Yet the government has had this plant shut down for months. It’s like they want to cause a crisis.

          The plant is open again, but they estimate 6 to 8 weeks before it is fully functioning. Right now they run a batch, FDA tests it and passes it or not. Then they have to tear everything down and clean it all before they can run another batch, rinse and repeat.

          Abbott should sue the government and every media outlet that keeps repeating the fake news that their formula made kids sick.

  4. votermom says:

    Elon negotiating down

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    • Constance says:

      I think he is trying to put Twitter out of business. First he questions the number of bots. Twitter has made statements about this in their investment materials and accounting. He proves they are misleading the world and have been for years. He pulls out of the deal, the stock tanks and the share holders sue the life out of Twitter.

  5. Mothy67 says:

    Instagram will not allow me to post. I hit forgot password and it sends a link to my phone I create new password but it still won’t let me post. I tried like 12 times. It worked fine when I took crud to Van Gogh exhibit but now I keep getting sign in?

    • Mothy67 says:

      It is funny. I hate pictures of me. I don’t hide my identity. I did early on, but then Tim Kaine ran with the butcher and hiding Tim Cain was feckless. I had a friend call me a coward for not ever having a profile picture. I walk down the street in MAGA gear and #WalkAway garb. I am uncomfortable with pictures of me. It is odd. I get body dysmorphia. I see my scars. I tried repeatedly to post a picture last night. Lyn saw my horse teeth I see the trach scar on my throat. No one else can detect but I do. I am only partly insane I know no one else focuses on a very faint scar from 1970 but it is what I see. I am ashamed but not ashamed. Scars are mine. I wanted to do the group call but I get so self conscience. Trust me I am a freak narcissist. I like coming here with no one knowing what I look like. Today is another funeral day. I will have to endure endless comments. I wish I looked like Montgomery Clift before the accident I don’t. But I get it all the time. He was near perfection in A Place in the Sun. I wish I had 1/100th of that pulchritude. I dont, but great aunts half blind see a 50’s icon. First world problems.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        We always see the bad stuff. I have a severely burned/scarred/disfigured limb, at least that’s how I view it, because it WAS really awful when I was a kid. Yet now, after the scars/grafts have had decades to heal, either people have gotten more polite (probably true) or it really is a lot less noticeable than it used to be (also probably true). People who love you tend to see your appearance in the best light.

        • Mothy67 says:

          I don’t think I can compete with miqis2xu. I think mine is 139. Not stupid but a far cry from genuis. I got set on a path. I have to look around to be better. I will never be a hero. I ache to be better. I am not equiped to hate my homophobic mom. I was born a defect. Not the acceptable freak. I had a 1% chance. Sharon, mom, never left the hospital. Back then parents got 15 minutes on the hour. My mother never left. She slept in the cafeteria. So what my mom hates f a gs. She was always there for me. For real we have some sort of reverse Oedipus complex — my tenth grade drop out mom became a nurse. These days I say fuck off all the time.

      • elliesmom says:

        There is no safer place than here for you to show your face. None of the guys are looking for a date, and the women aren’t looking for a sperm donor. Your white tee shirts are sexy crossed you off my list. 🙂 You can not turn on the camera, you can put a paper bag over your head, or put a virtual mask on. Apple has a cute bumble bee face Crash loves. I realize the competition here is stiff. Helen is a dead ringer for Linda Darnell, and Facebook can’t decide if I’m more Grace Kelly or Katherine Hepburn. If you come, you’ll see a whole host of classic movie stars. Montgomery will fit right in. Send elliesmom2 your email address so you can decide last minute. Don’t let narcissism keep you from meeting all of your friends. The invites go out as blind carbon copies so no one else gets your email.

        • Mothy67 says:

          Elliesmom the funny part is I made a lot of money hating my visage. I stood out. People paid. It always made me uncomfortable. Not who I am. They used an experimental wire on my sternum. It was Alien horror shit. The wires broke free from the inside. My chest is a half inch higher on one side. I was placed in a body cast as I was too sickly to have it fixed. People paid me in my 20’s to cat walk. I am Scar Man. I see them all the time. I really just don’t agree with me taking a pic of me. When I do all I see is what is wrong. There are reminders all over my body of what I went through. My groin has three two inch scars, my ankles have them as do the inside of my arms. Then there are the big ones- my chest and throat. No one can tell I learned to never shut up or gave in through a hole in my neck. It is almost invisible. I got lucky. My Russian anaesthesia dude claims I is a miracle. I got pig valves in 1970. On a good day they last 12 years. I have had mine for 52 years.
          I have earned money being photographed. I don’t like focusing on me. Funny my older brother was born 5/12 and so was my best friend. May 12 is a holiday for me. They sing you’re Tim Cain every year to the tune of You’re So Vain. Idiots. You’re So Vain is a great ditty.

          • elliesmom says:

            We don’t care if you look like Herman Munster. We’d just like to meet you in real time. Every trip starts with a single step. You can trust us.

          • lyn5 says:

            I use my fire for the zoom call, and I feel like a monkey playing with the camera. The grid I see of people’s faces only has four. I may use the fire for audio and use my computer for the call to see everyone.

          • Mothy67 says:

            How does the woman who wrote the very dark I’ve always heard that’s the way it is supposed to be turn around and write Coming around again. She sings coming around in early song. But wow. The latter is so tender. There’s more room in a broken heart. Fuck.

          • Mothy67 says:

            Wonder why i am hesitant. I have been here for years. I just thought of one of the greatest titles ever– Delmore Shwarz In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. Maybe I like Crawdad as a place I can go? The Lemonheads wrote Into your arms. ” i know a place where I can go oh into your arms oh into your arms I can go”
            Maybe this place is a 90’s East Village song
            Ugh bing will not let me copy into your arms fun song bing is china assho!e into your arms by lemonheads

          • elliesmom says:

            “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in”
            Robert Frost

            I think a lot of us think of TCH as one of those places. ❤

  6. DandyTIger says:

    Fun video of the day:

    • taw46 says:

      Eaten alive. Well, that was cheery!

    • elliesmom says:

      I just cleared two squirrel cadavers out of the middle of my street. Both had big bites in their necks. One had been driven over by a car, but it was post mortem. If a coyote or a hawk had got them, they would have eaten them. This was something killing for sport. The interesting part was the reaction of the people who stopped to see what I was doing. I was removing an incentive for dogs to run out into the street. Lots of curiosity, but no offers to help. It’s fun not being dainty. 🙂

      • lyn5 says:

        Do you think it’s a feral cat?

        • elliesmom says:

          I didn’t take the time to inspect the wounds. I saw them, actually Ellie saw them first, on our way to the beach. Neither had been run over at that point. Their necks were ripped open. Whatever killed them had sharp teeth and wasn’t hungry. The neighbor whose house they were in front of has a cat who is allowed outside so a cat is a possibility. The discussion that was going on when I returned to remove them was funny. Who do you call to get “roadkill” removed? The police? Town works? No, you get a broom, your snow shovel, and a plastic trash bag, Then you send the bag to the landfill. I would have just dumped them in the woods, but that would have attracted things that eat dead things. I’m glad I never really became a city girl. 🙂

        • DeniseVB says:

          Wouldn’t feral cats be feeding their babies about now ? Strange there were two dinners abandoned like that ? Unless the car scared the predator?

          • lyn5 says:

            I saw a scrub jay kill a sparrow. The sparrow had a small scrape on its head. I picked it up with a shovel and buried it.

          • 1539days says:

            Cats don’t like things that have been dead a while. I’m not sure cats feed kittens animals after they’re weaned. Probably they’re on their own.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            Feral cats tend to leave road kill to the vultures to clean up. It’s not in their job description. They prefer dumpster diving if they cannot find/catch fresh prey. Strays or kittens of ferals who are caught early enough to socialize often retain a taste for pizza , subs and other fast food as it’s what they may have survived on in the streets.

  7. Helen+Kenney says:

    how to learn a foreign language

  8. Helen+Kenney says:


    a good reason for homeschooling

    remember the bad old days when parents were supposed to be involved with their kid’s schooling?

  9. DeniseVB says:

    WTF? are they doing there?

    • lyn5 says:

      These war tourists have to prove they have bigger balls than Trump?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Like crossing the DMZ line ? LOL, never will their be balls that big in DC. This is equivalent to the It’s a Small World ride at Disney World, the pussies 😀

      • lyn5 says:

        John 1776 Cardillo @johncardillo

        This is a well produced video with perfect framing, lighting, and hero shots.

        Nothing about this is organic.

        That tail is furiously wagging the dog.

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    • lateblum says:

      How many of them have gone to our southern border and done ANYTHING about the influx of illegal immigrants?

    • 1539days says:

      Russia will give up on Ukraine about the same time the country is leveled to the ground. The US will probably piss away a lot more money which will do little to slow down the war. If international forces try to invade Russia, nuclear war becomes a lot more likely.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Well they did not go to the trouble to “cast “literal actors and comedians in the Ukraine in the top roles for nothing. hunter and the other kiddos of the politicians likely get kickbacks from the series royalties as it streams. It is all a farce with Russia as the current bag guy.

  10. lyn5 says:

    Love that bronze! Pretty garden.

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    Jesus-Mary-Joseph, we’re going to need more tinfoil. What I’d really like is a real civil war to clean out these commie/nazi freaks.

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      • 1539days says:

        The GOP has been triangulating since the Tea Party elections in 2010. They ceded the Senate for two election cycles, then offered political training to candidates in 2014. Like it or not, the outer edge of the Democrats like the squad get a seat at their table. The GOP leadership apologizes for the handful of Republicans that stand up for principles.

  15. Helen+Kenney says:

    eclipse May 15 timeline

    • elliesmom says:

      We have thunderstorms predicted. 😦

    • Constance says:

      Seattle is under clouds. I hope they blow out by tonight. Yesterday was beautiful and it was forecast as 100% chance of rain. I took the Ferry over to the Olympic Peninsula yesterday. It was so beautiful. On the ferry ride home we passed an enormous Norweigen cruise ship headed North. I can’t believe they let the two ships get that close. It’s not like you can’t see either of them!

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    I just got this warning about this response below a picture of Jill Biden cover photo on Vogue tweeted this morning.

    Warning: “Are you sure you want to post this comment because some people might be offended by it.”

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    • 1539days says:

      My company gave us Fitbit watches. I lost weight by tracking steps. Those Peletons are going to end up as thousands of dollars of coat hooks.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        I have something similar to a Peloton (it’s a NordicTrack, but same functionality–there are thousands of workouts to do on the big screen connected to the bike, plus you can do live workouts) and LOVE IT.

        • 1539days says:

          You also bought it with your own money. Buying trendy exercise equipment for government employees doesn’t create motivation.

        • lyn5 says:

          I still use my NordicTrack skier. Bought it 1989. Had a NordicTrack recumbent cycle, but it was a lemon.

  26. Somebody says:

    Mass shooting in Buffalo. Shooter posted a manifesto, looks like they finally found a white, racist, 4-chan loving mass shooter. Cue a picture of him in a MAGA hat in 3….2….1.

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      • lyn5 says:

        Rooski Wolf @Rooski_Wolf
        I’m from Buffalo. This is suspicious. This Tops is located in the ghetto. I don’t see a white boy walking into it without being messed with by the brothas…

        • Ann says:

          It is in a decidedly poor and black part of town (you would not want to go there during the day, never mind at night). My shock is no one shot back except the security guard (who he killed). There are plenty of shootings in that area, and I’d venture to say none are done with a registered gun.

          Very sad for the victims and families. What this kid did was horrible.

  27. Helen+Kenney says:

    dating problem now

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    soon I hope. the country can not take much more of bid-on and the benedicts

  29. Helen+Kenney says:


    where is the deal for the Jan6th protestors??? no firebombing done

  30. DeniseVB says:

    True story.

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    • John Denney says:

      Mimetic theory is new to me, & in searching for it, I misspelled it & found this on Wikipedia, which cracks me up:

      “Memetics is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Proponents describe memetics as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer. Memetics describes how an idea can propagate successfully, but doesn’t necessarily imply a concept is factual.[1] Critics contend the theory is “untested, unsupported or incorrect”.[”

      So, “Critics contend the theory is “untested, unsupported or incorrect””, but by definition, “Memetics. . . doesn’t necessarily imply a concept is factual.”

      So, memetics is memetic. 😉

    • John Denney says:

      Ok, so now that I have the right word, Wikipedia has this to say under “Mimetic Theory”:

      “mimesis refers to human desire, which Girard thought was not linear but the product of a mimetic process in which people imitate models who endow objects with value.”

      Is that the same as, “That looks stunning on her! I want the same!”?

      Sounds a lot like, “Keeping up with the Joneses”, too.

      Not everyone is motivated by shallow fads.

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    I went to a funeral today. I had not seen my paternal cousins as a collective in decades. We grew up streets a part. I have been feeling reflective the past few days. Things have taken on a different hue. Not necessarily for the better just another perspective. I sent my BFF Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane. She claims to not believevin anything and expresses a significant amount of anger. Is a progressive. Ever notice how much displaced anger the woke have. Strikes me my friend is very mad at a God she says doesn’t exist. I have seen miracles with AA. People can begin again. The View came on. I happened to be in the living room when the phone rang. When the landline rings someone is dead. I muted the tv as I answered. The hate coming off those women was palpable. I had no sound but I could almost taste the bile coming from Behar. Imagine living her life. Waking up everyday so bitter. Ugh.
    Anywho talking to my friend , going to my aunt’s funeral, and discussing joining a zoom call here left me in a reflective state. It has probably been 30 plus years since I read the Sacred and the Profane. I might recall something entirely different than what was contained on the pages.i saw it as one must believe in something. Doesn’t have to be a bearded white guy in the sky, but find something to hold on to.
    When my brother started dating a woman whose husband had taken his life I had a callous response. EM schooled me. Kinda funny as when you go into any form of treatment they ask if you have suicidal ideations. I’m like doesn’t everybody all day since infancy. Apparently not. Oops, my bad. I am not at all ashamed that I went to detox. This guy has flaws to spare. I do see this place as a very healthy respite. There are many little things I have learned over the years. Reading you mothers talk about raising sick kids has given me a new perspective. I never want to bury someone and have missed out on forgiving. So little time have we.
    Ugh. Went to sleep after service now I’ll be awake all night.

  43. DoraDora says:

    Save the Butterflies!

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    • Anthony says:

      Saw that on Instagram this morning. Amazing 😍

    • swanspirit says:

      That’s just stunning. The workmanship is incredible.

    • lateblum says:

      Amazing! Beautiful!

    • SHV says:

      Egypt and the Egyptian National Museum are fantastic visits. The craftsmanship is incredible. The Scarab bracelet is “New Kingdom” ~1250 BC. Egyptians of that time considered “Old Kingdom”, 2700 BC “the golden age” of craftsmanship.

      • SHV says:

        Dragging memories from my geriatric brain, if I had to pick one item from the Egyptian Museum collection it would probably be this statue. Surviving secular art is uncommon but this piece survived for ~4500 years. In modern dress, this husband and wife could walk down a street in Southern Spain without drawing a second look. The eyes are make from highly polished semi-transparent stone and appear to follow you as you walk by.


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  47. DeniseVB says:

    And another school girl has her dreams crushed. 😛

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    • elliesmom says:

      That’s cruel.

      I’m completing my grocery list, and just for jollies I tried to put some baby formula in my cart. They only have two kinds of Similac in stock, powdered with iron, and “specially enhanced”, limit 2.

    • lateblum says:

      Those little ones will grow up to distrust their unknowingly cruel parents. And the parents will never understand that it goes back to their breaking unspoken promises to their kids.

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    • Somebody says:

      Thank goodness blue states like NY, IL, and CA have such strict gun laws! If we had such strict gun laws everywhere then we wouldn’t have these shootings, OH WAIT🤔

      Guarantee they’ll be proposing national gun laws next week. 🙄

  56. elliesmom says:

    I’ve been watching Elon Musk a lot lately. He’s 50 years old, and no one began talking about Asperger’s syndrome before 1981 so Musk was probably never diagnosed then, but gets a lot of armchair diagnoses now. There would have been no IEP or 504 plan for him. If he does have Asperger’s, he would have been on his own to figure out what appropriate responses are in “polite society” and how important it is to him and under what conditions he’s willing to conform. He has a quirky sense of humor and may have a collection of jokes he only shares in comfortable circumstances. As a nerd, his oddities wouldn’t have been a turnoff to his peers in that group. While nerds are often characterized as not being able to get the girls, his list of girlfriends and his progeny suggest he managed to figure the sex thing out. And he managed to become filthy rich.

    I have younger friends who have gone to great lengths to get their kids placed on the autism spectrum. While that spectrum includes kids who are non-verbal, uncommunicative, and unable to control themselves, the other end has kids that have low tolerances for things that happen in everyday life, but who are above average in a lot of things. They get “protected” from things like the level of noise in the average classroom, pants with waistbands, and the “rigor” of following simple rituals all of us follow in social situations. One of these kids will be going to the voc-tech next year, and his mom is upset because his IEP will eliminate half of the shops because the tools are noisy. Like the one he thinks he wants. But he has had very little experience adapting to noise so the school has to legally follow the IEP.

    I’m not suggesting Asperger’s isn’t a real thing. I’m not just sure a lot of the kids weren’t better off when it wasn’t. Like maybe Musk lucked out because nobody tried to fix him.

    • Miranda says:

      Husband and I are positive he would have been put on the spectrum if he was a kid today. I might have been, but I was better at hiding my abilities to tune out stuff that bored me or the fact that I’m terrible at reading social cues.

    • jadzia1971 says:

      Nothing grinds my gears more than affluent parents who move heaven and earth to get IEPs for their perfectly normal kids. Generally to get them an advantage on school exams and SATs. I know so many people like this. WHYYYYY would you want to label a kid for life (because he will self-label after getting that IEP) with a disability he doesn’t have?

  57. elliesmom says:

    I restarted my computer, and now I’m back in spam again.

  58. swanspirit says:

    Sl00h is going live in a few minutes on You Tube to view the Lunar Eclipse online if you can’t watch from your area, like me, who is about to get hit with a thunderstorm.

    • taw46 says:

      I am so lucky, I can see it and it is gorgeous. Earlier, part of the island could see it and my part was cloudy. The cloud finally went away and I had a good 30 min view. Cloudy conditions have returned, so I may or may not get another peek! I will keep checking.

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