Weekend of July 30-31, 2022

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  1. taw46 says:

    I missed this from “zero fucks given” Gaetz. (Name courtesy of Klown)

  2. elliesmom says:

    When I started teaching, there were some books all of my students were reading. I wasn’t always aware of what the high school kids read, but the middle school where I taught had a “break” every morning when classes came to a halt for what we called “PATTER”, Put Aside Time to Enjoy Reading. Every kid was supposed to arrive to PATTER prepared with a book to spend 25 minutes of silent reading. (Occasionally, I would read aloud to the kids.) You’d think since it happened everyday, the kids would show up with a book to read, but there were some kids who often “forgot”. It was an “offense” that could get a kid detention, but that meant I got detention, too, so I solved the issue by keeping a shelf of books in my classroom. Some of the kids took a book and returned it immediately, but there were a few books the kids always kept long enough to finish them. I had to replace my copy of “The Outsiders” multiple times because the book fell apart from being read so many times. I found this article at the American Thinker today, and it’s right on the money.


    Other books the kids wore out were “Summer Sisters” by Judy Blume, “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, “The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy, and “The Pact” by Jodi Picoult. There were other popular books, but those books literally (pun intended) fell apart.

    • votermom says:

      This is good info! Also I love that you had Michael Crichton on your class shelf

    • swanspirit says:

      I read Jurassic Park. It was scarier than the movie.

    • taw46 says:

      Judy Blume lives here in KW and is part owner of one of our two bookstores. She works there certain days of the week. She has many fans who visit here on vacation and make a point to go in and see her.

      • elliesmom says:

        “Summer Sisters” was Blume’s second novel for adults. I wouldn’t have put her first on a shelf for 13 year olds, but her second was everything one would expect a Judy Blume story to be. My copies circulated among the Moms, too.

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  4. helenk3 says:


    I am old enough to remember when women had difficulty getting hired. If they were married the business thought they would train them, then they would get pregnant and leave. If they were unmarried, businesses thought they would get married and leave.

    dumbass demands like this one will set women in the workplace back over 50 years. What business would want to hire them? They are making working women into more trouble than the business needs. no profit in hiring them

    • Miranda says:

      Yeah, that’s what ‘sick leave’ is for. I’ve stayed out with menstrual issues back in the day (I’ll spare everyone the details), but I used sick time.

  5. helenk3 says:


    I would really hope that intelligence and understanding would be more important than “woke” in this profession

  6. lyn5 says:

    I started using Thyme Out last night, and the redness of rosacea patches on my face was reduced at least 50 percent. The company sells through amazon, but I bought the bottle at Natural Grocers. https://www.skinthyme.com/the-science

    • votermom says:

      Huh. Might try that for bug bites and eczema

    • lateblum says:

      Oh, that’s wonderful that it is working for you.

      • lyn5 says:

        😀 My fingers are crossed. I had a consultation at a dermatology and laser clinic. Learned a lot about what products to use and what ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid. The products Sophia pushed (and the clinic sells) were expensive. A 1.7 ounce bottle of face lotion was $150. I’ve been trying EltaMD products (also suggested by Sophia and much cheaper), and had decent results. I’ve never worn makeup, because i hate the feel of anything on my face expect light oil-free lotion.

        Found GladSkin on my own. It has reasonably priced items and makes only a few products designed not to strip the healthy bacteria from the skin. GladSkin’s rosacea lotion was too oily for me.

        • lyn5 says:

          Oh, the typos. LOL.

          • Somebody says:

            Thanks for the recommendation Lyn. I happened to have thyme out I bought for some reason. I don’t have rosacea, but I do have some dry patches on my upper arms and chest that simply won’t go away. They are better at times, barely noticeable like now, or sometimes horrible and get raw.

            I’ve been to 8 dermatologist all of which basically rolled their eyes at me and informed me they treat people with real problems😡😡😡 My GP has seen it bad twice, given me steroid cream that helps and referred me to dermatology only to be scoffed at.

            I went on a buying spree determined to fix it, thyme out was one of the things I bought. Then cancer struck and my dry patches got put on the back burner. Now I have a memory jog. I’m going to try thyme out tonight.

          • lyn5 says:

            Hope it works for you, Somebody. This is still day one for me. I think it absorbs well.

        • votermom says:

          I think The Ordinary has a not expensive azelaic acid that some ppl like for rosacea
          It’s $10 on their website or on ulta

        • swanspirit says:

          Thanks Lyn! ❤

        • Constance says:

          Ivermectin is also prescribed for rosacea. I think will try Thyme Out if I can find it around here. I bet the Puget Sound co-op has it. Thanks for the info!

        • jadzia1971 says:

          I use Soolantra (which it turn out is topical ivermectin) and it isn’t a miracle, but it keeps things in check enough for me to wear makeup.

  7. helenk3 says:

    bid-on has covid again.

  8. helenk3 says:

    do they recommend having good dental insurance for when their teeth get knocked out?

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    you wanted them. you got them. or be careful what you wish for

  11. Somebody says:

    My little town is changing……or there is a merciful God. I report, you decide.

    My oldest granddaughter’s birthday party was today in a public park. My son, his new GF, her daughters and a couple of friends of her older daughter, my grandkids, baby mama, her BF, hubby, my daughter and I were all in attendance in the sweltering heat.

    Tension, tension, tension. I missed the cat fight between baby mama and GF, thank God for traffic and being fashionably late. I was immediately pulled in by both to be the referee, the judge, whatever. My response was simple, IDGAF, grow up, be adults, set an example, get over yourselves. I have spoken and there will be peace and harmony for the next couple of miserable, hot, muggy hours.

    The party was cut short by a pro-abortion protest. In this town, I kid you not. This town that voted 82% for Trump🤣🤣 I saw the gathering of the shrews. I spoke up, but was ignored. They had obscenity laced signs, bull horns. They gathered and then began protesting in the freaking park, under the shade trees no less. Not down by the main road, not on the beach, not downtown, in the middle of a 6 block park, a family park.

    I found the whole thing hilarious, when they got cranked up, yelling F this shit over their megaphones. My son suddenly decided it was time to pack up, um I suggested that 20-30 minutes ago bucky. Then the piece de resistance, son’s GF’s 14 year old and her troupe of middle school mean girls decided they wanted to join the protest. So GF and the mean girls ditched. Left my son to load up and left him with his 3 and her younger 2. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    So my town is changing or maybe the women were from the city??? But also, there is a merciful God that broke up the jolly gathering. Oh and as we were leaving the police showed up🤣🤣

    • lateblum says:

      I’m sorry the children were witness to all the drama. The family drama as well as the political drama. I hope the GF and her crowd had to walk home.

      • Somebody says:

        Not sure what family drama they witnessed, because I didn’t want to hear it and demanded everyone behave like an adult. So whatever drama there was ended with my arrival. Nobody wanted to tick me off🤣

        A little funny. After my proclamations, baby mama’s BF said “I like her, she’s awesome”. To which baby mama said “Oh she’s wonderful, everybody likes her, she’s the best”.

        I was like, slap me silly and call me Suzy, say what? Who are you and what have you done with baby mama? Baby mama thought I was evil incarnate. Then it hit me, oh you’ve learned some people skills over these past 8 years, you’re sucking up. Not gonna work. Nice try though, she did catch me off guard. I was speechless for a good 30 to 60 seconds. When baby mama said that my 22 year old daughter literally said out loud WTF. Not the words but the acronym🤣🤣

        We kept the kids mostly shielded from the protest. I removed them from the immediate area, which unfortunately is where we had set up a pinata. My son said just leave it. When the bullhorns started up they were put in the car, which was running with the AC, while we hurried to finish loading. Son had backed his car right up to the area and hubby had backed ours in too. Wham, blam, thank you ma’am, we’re outta here.

        • swanspirit says:

          It’s a shame the kids couldn’t have a nice party in the park. I hope the GF and mean girls had to walk home too.

          • Somebody says:

            No such luck she had her car. By the by, as I said I sort of stood back and observed things, did some eavesdropping.

            One thing I noticed was that the mean girls all kept going to the bathroom near the front of the park. They spent an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom. So I inquired if everything was OK. GF informed me one of them was having period problems.

            I don’t know about any of you other ladies, but I never wanted or needed my friends to help me with “period problems”, especially at 13 or 14.

            You know what else I noticed? They sure had bloodshot little Chinese eyes after taking care of “period problems”. Oh and they’re not Asian, my grandkids are half Asian, but these girls are white and their eyes aren’t normally little suits.

            Yet, I’m the only one that noticed. My husband didn’t. My daughter didn’t. My daughter had no idea what I meant, she’s never been around that. I didn’t say anything to my son, but I’m concerned especially for my oldest grandchild. Part of the break up with son and baby mama had to do with her smoking dope. My son was adamant, not in my house, not around the kids. He’s never gotten into that or into partying in any fashion, not even drinking.

            Why is it I notice stuff like that? Mean girl better leave my grandbaby alone.

          • Somebody says:

            Slits their eyes were slits not suits. I had to type that like 3 times because autocorrect kept changing slits to suits

    • taw46 says:

      You need to write that book. You have the best stories.

      • Somebody says:

        Well I don’t know about the best stories, but thanks.

        Personally, right now I feel like I’m living through some crappy lifetime drama🙄 There’s a train wreck ahead, I see it as plain as day. I’ve issued warnings, stated my concerns, given my advice, yet I am ignored. Much like today. I saw the gathering of the shrews. I took a little walk, checked it out, reported back. I huddled all the adults, suggested we wrap things up, but no. I was met with eye rolls, including from my own husband. Now you see my son comes by it honestly. Only my 22 year old listened. She began to help me pack up my stuff, I catered most of this shindig, so I had a lot of stuff.

        Anyway, there’s a train wreck ahead, mark my words. I did a lot of listening today to baby mama and her BF, just standing back eavesdropping. Pretty sure she came here with a plan, which I had already figured, but my son? He won’t listen. See, I’d much prefer quiet and boring. Boring is so underrated, don’t you think?

        • Constance says:

          Boring is highly underrated!

        • taw46 says:

          Reading what you added about the trips to the restroom, that part isn’t so funny. Nor is baby mama and her plans. I don’t blame you for being so worried about that train wreck that is coming. Too bad your son won’t listen to his wise Mama. Sounds like you will be the one who has to pick up the pieces.

        • lyn5 says:

          Do you think the baby mama and your son’s new GF may have a plan together? Did the cat fight seem real? I’d be wary of everyone’s motives.

          • Somebody says:

            I did not witness the fight. We got there right after it, nothing but a bunch of fingerpointing when I walked up🙄 Like 2 year olds🙄

            I have had the thought that GF and baby mama could be in cahoots. Were it not for GF and the chaos she’s brought to son’s house, baby mama would be laughed out of court. She shows up after 8 years and wants 50% custody, to be a co-parent? Maybe she’s sincere but I think she wants the child support that comes with it. 8 years, 8 years and she’s seen them 3 times. 3 times, that’s it. She hasn’t so much as bought them a stick of gum, nothing. A couple visits, a few phone calls. The younger two don’t even know who the hell she is.

            The timing of GF blowing into son’s life, the whirlwind romance and baby mama showing up set off my spidey senses. My husband and my daughters laugh at that notion and tell me I’m crazy. They say baby mama isn’t that smart.

            I am suspect of everybody’s motives. I love my son, but I’m disgusted, disappointed and angry with him. My focus is on protecting the girls (grandbabies).

          • lyn5 says:

            Protect the grandbabies at all costs. ❤

  12. lateblum says:

    I thought of lyn and Constance when I saw this. The power and beauty of this picture is stunning.

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    • Somebody says:

      That’s wonderful, but a stem cell transplant for leukemia is no walk in the park. It’s brutal in fact. I don’t think it’s a viable treatment for HIV since medications can control it. Hopefully it give scientists clues for a more effective treatment possibilities though.

      • lyn5 says:

        A cousin’s 16-year-old son who had leukemia eventually died after a stem cell transplant. The donor was his younger brother who thought he killed his big brother. Everyone made sure he knew he didn’t. It was sad,

  16. taw46 says:

    She is a beautiful little girl.

  17. taw46 says:

    Catherine participated in a sailing race today (her team won), so #DuchessofCambridge is trending. People have posted some gorgeous photos of her. I am sure part of it is to counter the mean girl attacks on her these last couple of days. Thanks Meghan!

  18. lyn5 says:

    • taw46 says:

      What did she expect? Talk about misreading your audience (constituents).

      • Constance says:

        Liz is a party apparatchik who is installed by the RNC to vote party line. Both parties do that in western states because no one wants to live in DC who is from Wyoming or other western states. My Congress woman, Primilla Jayapal is a DNC ass kiss installed by the party. Primilla cries “racism” when people tell her to go back where she came from, but what they mean is she’s a party ass kiss who never lived her life here and doesn’t represent our state or region.

    • elliesmom says:

      If they try to steal this one, it’s going to be absolutely blatant. That was CNN.

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  21. lateblum says:

    I just saw this as i was shutting down and wanted to share it. Perhaps I’m still a dreamer, but I wish things had turned out differently for him and for us. . .

  22. Constance says:

    I read this thread on Brian Cates Telegram account this morning. It is about the first law suit against Mind Geek, Visa and Master Card under the new 2020 anti human trafficking law that passed during the Trump admin. A woman is suing because when she was 13 her boyfriend convinced her to make a sex tape which he put on Pornhub. She asked that it be taken down and they would force her to send picture ID proving it was her each time and then they would take it down and re-upload it under a different fake account. It has millions of views. At one point Visa and Master Card stopped services to Mind Geek and Porn Hub took down 80% of their content because it featured rape or minors. Then two weeks later Visa and Master Card quietly restored service to Mind Geek and MG quietly put the 80% back up that they removed. I hope this link works I don’t have a Twit account so I got this link from Brian Cates Telegram page.

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    something X-rated:

  28. lyn5 says:

    • taw46 says:

      That looks like so much fun! We roller skated a lot when we were young. Down the road in front of our house, and we also had a roller rink in town. We should have kept it up, then we could skate like them! 😂

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