Weekend of June 25-26, 2022

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  1. swanspirit says:

    Love the lupines and the longhorns! I tried to grow lupines, but they didn’t like my Maryland soil. Not enough longhorn fertilizer, I guess!

  2. elliesmom says:

    Good morning! I had to get up this morning and perform a duty I haven’t had to do for a long time. There was no way I was going to stay up late enough last night to do it. Crash lost a tooth last night eating pizza, and while I’m pretty sure this is just a grab for some cash, she left her tooth out for the fairy. I only had a couple of ones. The rest of my cash was twenties. The last time I had to do this, a dollar was the going rate. While I don’t want the local fairy to be a cheapskate, I didn’t think $20/tooth was the current standard, So two bucks it is.

    • Somebody says:

      I got a bunch of dollar coins and silver dollars for my grandkids. Each time they lost a tooth I put together a tooth fairy “package” for my son🤪

      The going rate varies, but I don’t think kids compare notes thankfully. In the 80’s some friends of ours son got $100 for each tooth from his grandfather. He got tooth fairy money, but if he mailed the tooth to grandpa, grandpa sent back a $100 bill. This kid was the only child of an only child from a fairly well off family. I always wondered if “K” figured out he could borrow some teeth from friends and score some extra cash🤣

    • lateblum says:

      Well done!
      My son and dil decorate the dollars with some kind of glitter that makes the money look magical and pretty. Calamity only put her first tooth under her pillow. She’s saving the rest so she can cash in all at once. Smart cookie, she. 😉

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  4. Miranda says:

    Feeling lots better this morning. The chest congestion is breaking up and I have more energy. So, I started having symptoms last Sunday and thought it was a reaction to the dry air. Basically, I had one bad night after I got home with coughing and sinus issues. For the past 2 nights, I took NyQuil, and only woke up a couple of times due to coughing. Husband is a little behind me, but I think he caught it from me, and he’s getting better too. I figure he’ll be ok by Monday.

    And that’s my COVID EXPERIENCE. A bad cold.

  5. elliesmom says:

    There’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time, but I’ve kept it to myself. There’s a lot of speculation about what causes a young person to go into a school and shoot kids and their teachers. Anti-gun folks want to blame guns, but kids have always had access to guns. We brought ours to school at the school’s invitation. The high school class of 1969 was “the last of the beer drinkers”. The Summer of Love was the introduction of drugs as a standard feature of high school. We have more absent fathers and fewer stay-at-home moms. Entertainment has a lot more graphic violence, including video games. All of that is worthy of study.

    But the thing that niggles at me is something Mother Teresa said. “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” By the time of Columbine in 1999, an entire generation had been raised in the culture of easy abortion. Particularly teenage boys are divorced from the abortion experience itself. It’s not unusual for a boy to just walk away if the girl chooses to accept the pregnancy, “It’s not my problem. I told her to kill it.” To be sure there are young men who grieve the loss of their child, but they aren’t the ones shooting up a school. When we look at the cultural influences on our kids today, abortion advocates believe giving teens the right to kill their children is a common good. Maybe not so much for the rest of the kids.

  6. elliesmom says:

    There’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time, but I’ve kept it to myself. There’s a lot of speculation about what causes a young person to go into a school and shoot kids and their teachers. Anti-gun folks want to blame guns, but kids have always had access to guns. We brought ours to school at the school’s invitation. The high school class of 1969 was “the last of the beer drinkers”. The Summer of Love was the introduction of drugs as a standard feature of high school. We have more absent fathers and fewer stay-at-home moms. Entertainment has a lot more graphic violence, including video games. All of that is worthy of study.

    But the thing that niggles at me is something Mother Teresa said. “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” By the time of Columbine in 1999, an entire generation had been raised in the culture of easy abortion. Particularly teenage boys are divorced from the abortion experience itself. It’s not unusual for a boy to just walk away if the girl chooses to accept the pregnancy, “It’s not my problem. I told her to kill it.” To be sure there are young men who grieve the loss of their child, but they aren’t the ones shooting up a school. When we look at the cultural influences on our kids today, abortion advocates believe giving teens the right to kill their children is a common good. Maybe not so much for the rest of the kids.

    • helenk3 says:

      makes a lot of sense. when life has no value, why not kill.

    • swanspirit says:

      An understandable association. Not a far leap at all. When you devalue life, you devalue life. It manifests in so many ways.
      I have thought the same thing in reference to abandoning Americans abroad. At one time, no country would hold an American hostage. Then Obanana left several. Then FJB left thousands. We were a culture that valued every life.
      Same with police. First ” they acted stupidly ” Now they are targets in the street. What happened to, you never kill a cop? I watched The Godfather again the other day. Michael had to leave the country, because he shot a cop. Our youth wouldn’t understand that, today.
      He would be out on bail in no time at all.

    • Somebody says:

      I heard a black man yesterday make the association of Roe, easy abortions, and devaluing life as a root cause for the disintegration of the black community. His premise was if we don’t value or protect the most innocent of lives, why are we surprised other lives no longer matter. He blamed easy access to abortion on the disintegration of the nuclear family and giving men the excuse to shirk responsibility and walk away. Same thing, I told her to abort it, not my problem.

    • lyn5 says:

      Makes perfect sense.

    • lateblum says:

      As my position re abortion has been evolving, I’ve given more and more thought to the idea that the abortion that was supposed to be safe, legal and rare was becoming more a means to a life without responsibility and inconvenience. I agree the irreverence that society shows to the unborn can easily be interpreted to demonstrate that all life has little value in that same society. I tried sharing this with a family member who shouted me down as a soulless, uncaring human being, and because (as a person who has had several abortions) she felt personally attacked. I am the only one in my family (besides possibly her husband) who knows about those and have never shared the information with anyone before today. So rather than have a conversation about the issue, I was made to look like a horrid, selfish, person.
      Thanks, em, for bringing up this topic.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      This has been in the back of my mind for sometime as well. As I have mentioned, I often see so many in rescue flinch at thought of puppies and kittens being aborted when the moms are in for spay surgery and because strays/feral are often so underweight no one suspects they might pregnant. Efforts are often made to determine if the litters are viable and mom can besewn back up and wait or if the babies are old enough to survive and can be bottle fed. They then turn around and whine about human pro-lifers being unrealistic and crazy . I had already moved from slightly left of center but this made me look at if from a different point of view. Is it because you see those little life forms and can indeed see they are puppies, kittens or little baby bunnies. Not just indeterminable lumps. Seeing them up close does it spark something deep inside that is goes against primal instincts to not want to care and nurture new life. But in the abstract of treating abortion as just another means of birth control people have suppressed or lost the basic human moral compass that exists within most.

  7. helenk3 says:


    while the abortion bunch are getting all the attention, look what bid-on and the benedicts are quietly doing to the country

    • swanspirit says:

      And yet, my grandson can’t get his wife, who is pregnant with his child, into this country from the Philippines. He told me the problem was “Visa crap”.

      • lateblum says:

        That stinks. Who is his Congressperson? How about his senator? Has he already tried their offices?

        • swanspirit says:

          I just talked to him yesterday, so I am still sorting out what can be done. He re-upped into the Army and is in training at Fort Sill Oklahoma, so I am not sure what the rules are for active duty soldiers, but it seems to me that should make it easier.

          • lateblum says:

            I would think so, too. I hope he can bring his wife over here before she delivers the baby. But at any rate, I hope they can all be together here.

      • votermom says:

        I’m sorry
        Can’t they sneak over the Mexican border?

      • 1539days says:

        Isn’t the Philippines part of the US?

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  9. taw46 says:

    There is no reason to do this, unless your goal is to frighten/intimidate Trump supporters into never supporting Trump again. If you wanted to check them out (still no basis for it), you would get a search warrant and knock on the door. This could have happened to any of us. I really wanted to go to that rally, and if I had someone to travel with, I probably would have been there.

    • taw46 says:

      Sorry, I left out the tweet.

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    • Somebody says:

      I wanted to go too. Hubby and I almost did, but I had surgical biopsies two weeks before and testing scheduled the Monday after the rally. My doctor was very concerned about me traveling and then walking around and being on my feet might cause issues. He didn’t want any more delays or unnecessary swelling. He told me he wouldn’t order me not to go, but he was asking me pretty please not to.

      I felt strongly the more people there to show support the better…….but I had to weigh that with my health issues. I knew I had cancer at that point and at a minimum had extensive surgery ahead of me. In the end we decided it was best not to go.

      If I had gone, I wouldn’t have gone inside the capitol. I knew better, but I very well may have been on the grounds, with the barricades gone there was no way to know it was “restricted”.

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      Wow, that’s awful. Anyone from the left condemning that? Of course not, they are just out in the open with their racism anymore.

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    Constance, what the hell is that sculpture?

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  19. 1539days says:

    I saw that Paramount is a company that plans to pay for abortion vacations. I’ve been thinking about cancelling my Paramount+ and I just did. It fell right on the billing cycle, so it’s over today.

    • Mothy67 says:

      Amazon too and netflix

      • lyn5 says:

        I’m doing Acorn and Roku. I’m waiting for all the episodes for the last season of The Split via Roku, so I can watch it for free for a week on AMC. I love Nicola Walker. Here is the trailer from season 1.

        • lateblum says:

          The Brits have the very best actors! I love Nicola Walker and Olivia Coleman and nearly everyone who is on Masterpiece Theater and in Downton Abbey. Who could not love Helen Mirren or Judi Dench? The male actors names escape me at this moment, but Whozidoo from Dr. Strange and Broadchurch and Derek Jacobi from I, Claudius.
          So, how do you like Acorn?

          • lyn5 says:

            I love it. I enjoy the French detective-police shows. I’ve been on a break since January, and will be ready to go back later this summer or fall. I did Starz for Outlander, and will do that again next year.

            Enjoyed “Under the Vines” on Acorn–first season.

          • lateblum says:

            You have introduced me to several excellent tv series. I’ll have to look at Acorn next.

      • lyn5 says:

        amazon gave me a free month of prime, so I took advantage of that. Then I added a few channels that were free for a week.

    • elliesmom says:

      The decision to pay for abortion vacations has little to do with ideology, and everything to do with their bottom line. Abortions are so much cheaper than paying for maternity benefits and adding a child to a medical insurance policy. The idea is to keep women working.

    • Anthony says:

      Dick’s Sporting Goods as well. Paying transportation, lodging, any procedural fees plus a $5K bonus to any of their employees who live in states where they can’t get late term

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  22. 1539days says:

    What Democrats won’t talk about is the funding source that abortion represents. Planned Parenthood takes their revenue from the abortion business and controls tens of millions in political donations to Democrats. In return, they are subsidized by the federal government to the tune of half a billion dollars (technically not to perform abortions, but their half-assed other services they use as window dressing).

    So, if PP’s $1.5 billion industry, along with the other abortion mills were shut down, this will shut down a significant amount of money for Democrats. It’s also why the “abortion pill” plan doesn’t worry me. If that were the primary abortion method, it would still dry up donations. It might also get the Post Office de-funded.

    • votermom says:

      Why the post office?

      • 1539days says:

        Since Biden/Democrats own the government, they own the Post Office, which operates in every state. A state can’t interfere with the US Mail that would be used to deliver Plan B pills. Potentially, a federal entity that celebrates flouting laws might be considered an unnecessary one in future Republican administrations.

        • Somebody says:

          The post office is in the constitution, although it specifically gives congress the authority to establish and make laws regarding the postal service. So I would think any changes would have to come from congress not the executive branch.

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    I found the all but hidden statement regarding the SCOTUS ruling from the Archbishop of Chicago,
    Some excerpts…

    • lateblum says:

      I’m not even sure it appeared in the local papers. I found it on Twitter.

    • lateblum says:

      And btw, it will impact Illinois. This is the state closest to Alabama and other states that permits almost unfettered access to abortion. Putzker has been blasting away a huge welcome to any and all who want to kill their unborn babies ever since before the ruling was announced.

  27. swanspirit says:

    Another SCOTUS ruling!
    SCOTUS Rules 8-1 in Favor of Republicans Defending Voter ID Laws Against Democrat Officials

  28. 1539days says:

    Are we still doing the Zoom next Sunday? I don’t have any plans for the day before July 4, but didn’t know if anyone else does.

  29. taw46 says:

    Too bad Trump had to cut the rally short, bad storm moving in to the area.

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    I ❤ Mark Dice.

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    • taw46 says:

      Angie posted that, I think Friday night. And it is spot on. They weren’t content with having abortion as defined by Roe v Wade, they had to keep pushing and pushing. Same as they do with everything. They brought it on themselves.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I knew Gay Marriage wasn’t the end when LGBT went full radical. My guess was decriminalizing pedophila “because that’s a form of love too”, and now we have groomers.

      • elliesmom says:

        My money was on polygamy because I thought making sex with children legal was beyond the pale.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          There are quite a few of the poly set here in swampland. They are a mean bunch and want invites to company events and health coverage and everything in else for all their whatevers.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My goodness EM, things got a little exciting in Rhode Island last night 🙂 Do we have the whole story yet?

  33. helenk3 says:

    weird thought
    while American citizens are protesting for the right to kill babies, Illegals are coming to America to have anchor babies. Funny how people think isn’t it?

    • 1539days says:

      What’s funny to me is the anti-work forums are claiming that the corporations want to end Roe so they can have a workforce of poor people, but praise the companies that are paying for abortion vacations. No publicly traded company is planning for a workforce decades from now. These companies are, however, very interested in keeping employees from taking maternity leave and not adding kids onto the insurance policy at work.

  34. Miranda says:

    I like all the posed protest pictures of swooning young girls in long white dresses. You are protesting the need into putting some thought in before hooking up. You are not nuns escaping Hitler.

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      Doesn’t Corporate America support Democrats?

      • 1539days says:

        This is where it’s getting interesting. There’s a small group of people who believe in worker’s rights, but also understand that most people make family an important part of their work/life balance.

    • taw46 says:

      I remember watching that video back on or around 1/6/21. I always wondered who she was, she certainly sounded to me like she was working for the other side.

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    I’m sorry, I laughed 😀

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  39. elliesmom says:

    This week the Supreme Court overturned Roe and Casey. They overturned New York’s concealed carry law. Said Maine has to fund private religious schools if they fund private secular ones. Paved the way for Republican leaders to argue for the Georgia voter id law they passed and then successfully challenged the Governor’s veto. It’s been a good week for the Trump triplets. What’s left besides West Virginia vs EPA and the high school football coach fired for silently praying before a game?

    • elliesmom says:

      I know Dobbs was the most emotional decision of the term, but if the Court decides in favor of West Virginia, the ripple effect through all of the government’s agencies could take years to sort out.

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      You can’t believe the leftist replies to this photo. Here’s one.

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    • 1539days says:

      I like the “need to reassess” part because it shows that Cortez is actually a puppet of the DNC and isn’t going to say “must vote out” pro-life Democrats if it means more Republicans in office.

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    All I could see when I was watching that was some nice guy saying to her, “Would you like to grab a bite at Applebee’s, and her screaming at him, “MY CHOICE! MY CHOICE!”.

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    • SHV says:

      Interesting, a few days ago, wife asked me what I thought about SCOTUS decision. I said that her heroine, RBG is now being blamed and RGB had predicted this possibility decades ago because of the flimsy Constitutional reasoning of Roe. Also said exactly what the lady in the above video said. I doubted that if the general outlines of original Roe had been keep, (unlimited first trimester, somewhat limited 2nd and significant limitations post “viability”) it would have been overturned, despite the fact that it was legal over reach. Pushing to normalize killing babies up to taking first breath and then trying to normalize “perinatal” abortion, killed public support.

      • SHV says:

        Just took a quick look about history of Roe decision….not exactly how I remember it. Pre Roe, States basically set the rules. I am familiar with a D.C. and MA, both had “life and health” laws…At the time, that was a real racket for Psychiatrists, IIRC, they would, charge $100 to write a mental health prescription for an abortion. Mass. had a fetal weight limit to be legal and people old enough and from New England may remember the Kennith Edlin trial. I remember it because it was my first wife’s boyfriend who reported Dr.Edlin to the prosecutor’s office.

        Also from my memory, the Roe decision was more a result of lobbying by the Medial establishment than by women’s rights/feminist/abortion groups. Justice Blackmun had been atty. for Mayo clinic and was well aware of the legal risks for doctors/hospital re:abortion. Roe was supported by AMA(?), Amer. Coll. OB/Gyn, Am Coll Surgeons, and other medical groups.

        • lyn5 says:

          Wow–thanks for the history lesson.

        • 1539days says:

          Abortion law goes back to English common law which wasn’t exactly reflective of the knowledge of science and biology we have today. Doctors and judges who seek the power over life and death can’t create life, but they can facilitate death. Abortion has been around forever, but it’s only been government sanctioned and controlled for the last few generations. The fear tactic for years has been the back alley, but Gosnell and others proved that the back surgical room could be just as bed.
          The Roe decision essentially took the ability to regulate away from the states by creating a “right” out of a couple of quickly passed amendments. That right was morally perilous as it meant taking away a fundamental right from a human being based on its state of physical development. It was a case of sacrificing for convenience, like giving up your privacy for the ability to look at things on the internet.

          • SHV says:

            ” Doctors and judges who seek the power over life and death ‘
            Internet research is becoming damn near impossible. Quick look at history of abortion laws from 1850s is now the story of Medical Establishment (AMA) White Patriarchy repressing Women (Birthing Persons). Thirty years ago, when I looked at the subject, AMA pushing for abortion laws was a result of trying to prevent death and harm to women. At that time before acceptance of germ theory, sterile practices, instrumentation of a pregnant uterus in order to induce an abortion had a high risk of infection, sepsis and death for the woman; essentially murder. Therefore laws to prohibit.

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    • elliesmom says:

      No, because its time ran out. Passing it and sending it out to be ratified again can’t happen because the Democrats can’t agree on what a woman is. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable supporting it in this atmosphere.

      • SHV says:

        “I’m not sure I’d be comfortable supporting it in this atmosphere.”
        Opinion well supported by what seems to be happening to Title IX.

  55. lyn5 says:

    • SHV says:

      That’s quite misleading. I haven’t spent the time researching each State, but many/most States in “no abortion” list have provision for first trimester abortion, including Miss.

      • lyn5 says:

        Well, it is fake news.

      • lyn5 says:

        Women can have late-term abortions in Oregon and medical insurance has to pay for them.

      • Somebody says:

        New Florida law goes into effect on July 1st. Abortion at 15 weeks or less with some exceptions like health of mother, etc. Our Governor saw the handwriting on the wall and forced the legislature to come up with a workable law before the hysteria of the SCOTUS decision.

        So I wouldn’t refer to Florida as an abortion desert, unless you’re seeking a late term abortion.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I believe Virginia is going 15 weeks also. That’s definitely not a ban or a desert either, only for those who forget to make their appointments on time 😉

    • 1539days says:

      Plus, there’s abortion pills. That’s the other thing approved by the FDA with a significant chance of causing long-term physical damage.

  56. swanspirit says:

    And there it is. The conflict between viability, and termination of life. And life will always win.

    We have in vitro fertilization, alongside early abortion. Discussion has to happen. Change had to happen. It was inevitable. What happens when an embryo can safely be removed, and grown outside the womb, or even implanted into.another womb? It could happen. We already have surrogate pregnancies.
    Animal embryos are frozen, bought and sold and shipped all over the world, and implanted into other females of the species. It’s big business.

    We have to make decisions. But it will be in favor of life. Human embryos are frozen and saved. And even now, we have uterine transplants into other women, that have worked, and the transplant removed after two children are born.
    Women desperate to have children, alongside women desperately trying not to have children.

    There are also issues around high risk pregnancies. An adult can decide to continue a high risk pregnancy.
    Children of 13 having a child of rape or incest is an issue. Should a child forced to have sex, be forced to continue a pregnancy that will endanger her life? Look at the mortality rates for these pregnancies.
    Any minor having a child is a high risk pregnancy, and despite what the groomers say about decisions regarding gender, a minor child cannot legally consent to sex.
    We have issues to deal with, and decisions must be made, that consider the mother, and the child.
    But the wholesale murder of viable infants has to stop. I think it’s a sign of a healthy society, to stop it.

    • 1539days says:

      The problem with the exceptions is that proving it becomes a complicated and potentially false process. George Tiller used to use psychological stress as a “life of the mother” late term abortion excuse.

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    Angie RT

    • Somebody says:

      I recently visited the Ford and Edison winter estates here in Florida. I was struck by Edison’s quest for American self-sufficiency, at the time he was concerned about our foreign reliance on rubber. He was later joined by Ford, Firestone and others. Edison was not alone in his patriotism and yes there was probably an underlying amount of self preservation of not only family but wealth. However, generally speaking there was a strong vein of patriotism or nationalism, whatever you want to call it in that generation and the generations prior.

      I can’t imagine Gates, Besos, and Zuckerberg giving two craps about America, let alone our self-sufficiency. That’s what struck me. I already knew the history, but I thought about our current “magnates”, billionaires, however you want to refer to them. They don’t seem to give a care about our nation. Their interests seem to be in controlling us at best and killing some of us off at worst.

      President Trump’s statement reminded me of that. He’s correct those men and so many others lack the vision of what it takes to make America great or maybe they just DGAS.

      Another thing that struck me are all the inventions, many we know, but many we don’t. There are so many constraints these days I can’t imagine having great inventors on par with our past.

      • 1539days says:

        There’s an attitude problem among CEOs and business owners where they think they are better than their employees because they have more money. The worst of them are people like Gates who instead of donating for charities, set up “foundations” where money goes to administrators to develop ways to change society. Instead of feeding a starving person today, they’d rather plan a way to implant microchips and install AI in people’s homes that can tell them what to do and how to be proper world citizens.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        They all consider themselves global citizens as it feeds their huge egos and leaves lots of loopholes to avoid those pesky USA regulations and laws.

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    • Somebody says:

      Let me guess, the 19% is comprised of Biden administration employees and Hollywood, because just about everybody else knows better. There is a small contingent like my sister that will refuse to admit it, but they know.

      For instance my sister feebly tries to blame Putin for excessively high gas prices. As you might imagine her siblings stand at the ready to refute that. She’s in CA, so gas is very expensive and she’s retired. So now she’s limiting her travel because it’s better for the environment. Oh sure. The only thing she has left to crow about is her high real estate value. She texts out comparables and boasts of her wealth, thanking the current administration. I’m waiting for the crash😉 Then I’ll re-text her text and reply.

      • lyn5 says:

        Sounds like my hubby’s sister in Seattle. They’re sitting on a gold mine.

        I’ve been calling the haters on Twitter Brain-Dead Biden cult members.

      • 1539days says:

        Being house rich is kind of pointless. If you sell the house, you’ll be homeless because all the other housing prices went up.

        • DeniseVB says:

          That’s why we’re staying put for now. We’ll probably be renting our next home in a maintenance free neighborhood so we can gleefully spend our childrens’ inheritance 😀

      • taw46 says:

        Housing prices down here are crazy, like so many other places. House across the street sold for 1 million OVER what they paid for it 2 years ago. My relatives say they are selling this house and moving, but can’t decide where they want to go. I think Days is right, everywhere they look, prices are high. I don’t want us to move, but i have no say so here. 🤷🏻‍♀️ My cousin doesn’t think they will really go through with it, we shall see.

        • Somebody says:

          There are plenty of places to go if they sell for that kind of money. It just depends on what they’re looking for. If they want to stay in the keys or south Florida, no. If they’re willing to move to central FL northward then yes. If they’re willing to move to a rural area in GA or AL, even SC or NC, they’ll replace their house and have a tidy nest egg left over.

          There are trade offs, no matter where they decide to go.

          • taw46 says:

            My BIL does not want to leave FL. They will not even consider north FL, but are looking at New Smyrna Beach area. As much as I want to stay here, I do understand. That’s a lot of money we are talking about, hard to walk away from that. The reason my cousin and I think they may stay here, is because my BIL is well known by many, many people here in the Keys. He has written a couple of books about the music scene. They (me included) love music and we have about 40 venues down here, all free, all kinds of music. And then there is the art scene, the festivals, etc. You could stay busy just about every night down here, and we do go out a lot. I think if they do sell, they will regret it, but not my decision. My sister has other reasons besides the money. She worries herself crazy that one of us will develop a major illness and will be stuck down here, having to drive to Miami for care. Also a valid concern, but so far, we are all ok. I’m a deal with it if it happens kind of person, lol. We are living a very happy life down here and I hate to give it up. 😞

          • Somebody says:

            New Smyrna is pretty far north and not much happening there. SE Florida the prices would be similar, but once you get north of Palm Beach the prices start to drop some. There are still some areas between the cities on the west coast that are affordable, but short of Miami I don’t think you’ll find the vibe you’re looking for. Heck the vibe in Miami is completely different than the keys.

            If I had my druthers, I’d buy a big piece of land in Central Florida well north of Orlando. Rolling hills of sugar sand, big oak trees, if you’re lucky a spring, old Florida.

          • taw46 says:

            Yes, that sounds nice, old Florida. But my BIL is NOT a rural kind of guy, and he is not the one who wants to move. It is all my sister, but the money is making him go along with her. He loves his lifestyle down here, haha, everyone knows his name. He knows there is no place like KW. I don’t think he will be happy anywhere he goes. And me, I like it here better than anywhere I have ever lived. But again, that is a lot of money.

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    Beetle Juice swears.

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      There was a day, when you would not see anyone in leadership talk like this. Especially about a Supreme Court Justice. There’s not much left to admire these days, but the commie left seems fine with it, they applaud it.

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