Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Flowers in downtown Chicago
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100 Responses to Wednesday, August 3, 2022

  1. votermom says:

    Chicago? *looks for discarded guns in flower box*

  2. DandyTIger says:

    Arizona GOP gov race is interesting. Kari Lake is now ahead by 12K votes. She was behind when I went to bed. I think it’s only 80% of the votes counted though.

    • Mothy67 says:

      They stopped counting when she took the lead, but from what I read the uncounted would lean her way. Read on twitter so grain of salt.

      • Somebody says:

        I can’t believe they stopped counting, that is such BS, same tricks. If these people are incapable of counting votes they should be removed and replaced. Ditto for Fulton County, GA and all the other cheat centers.

        Seriously, they had to have machines so counting would be faster. Well it seems to me it’s slower and more inaccurate. Remember when we all used to vote on one single day and usually by about 10pm we knew who won? All these “improvements” have been anything but.

        This is a primary, turnout for a primary is typically one third to maybe half of a typical general election turnout. Maybe half if there are hotly contested races. So these people can’t manage to count half or less of a typical election? They need to go!

        I think they are perfectly capable, they’re just cheats and liars. If we had a functioning law enforcement and judicial system they’d be behind bars.

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  4. elliesmom says:

    A friend dropped by yesterday morning for just a few minutes, She asked me why I wasn’t interested in elections much anymore. I told her it was an exercise in futility. She had just expressed her frustration over why it is so difficult to pass “an assault weapon ban” in RI. I told her assault weapons are already banned. She was unaware the “AR” in AR-15 does not stand for “assault rifle”. She believes if you hold down the trigger on an AR-15, it keeps firing like a machine gun. She believes the majority of AR-15s are in the hands of 18-22 year olds. I asked her if finding out she’s wrong about what she thinks she knows about an AR-15 would change her mind, and she said it wouldn’t. So why would I work on a campaign when a chief job is to change minds? I changed the subject. Because it truly wasn’t worth arguing over. There is absolutely no respect for the truth anymore.

    • elliesmom says:

      On another note, the young woman I’ve been supporting locally has just been made the minority leader in the Rhode Island State Senate. (She owns an AR-15. 🙂 )

    • Somebody says:

      That is a common misconception with AR’s. My CA sister threatened to call CPS because my brother allows his sons 11 and 13 to shoot an “assault rifle”. She also thought AR meant assault rifle and that it was a machine gun.

      My brother was really upset with her threats. He takes gun safety very seriously. He keeps his weapons in a dual lock gun safe with both biometric and key code locking mechanisms. He takes his boys hunting in the winter and fishing in the summer, he’s always been an outdoorsman. When he takes them hunting he take one rifle, an AR. The boys take turns and he’s by their side supervising. He takes an AR specifically because it’s very easy to adjust for their size.

      My brother went into great detail about the ease of adjusting an AR and why it’s important that the gun be properly adjusted. He explained that it is not a machine gun and how it actually functions. She listened and he thought she understood. Then when she met my brother’s GF’s parents and they commented on what a good father my brother is…… sister told them he let’s his boys play with assault rifles🤪 We arrived just after this, my brother was outside fuming. He said I swear I’m going to smack her. Not wanting him to strike a woman I graciously volunteered for the job🤣🤣

      You’re correct, it’s impossible to change some people’s minds, but there is hope. Some people do listen to reason, some people are capable of seeing the truth. I had a conversation just today with a couple of people, one of which I hadn’t talked to in years, the other I just met, but both former progressives. Apparently not anymore. I was shocked, actually pleasantly surprised.

      • 1539days says:

        I had a co-worker who was the most pro-gun person I know. He voted for Obama twice, then voted for Trump twice. He only learned his lesson about Obama after Sandy Hook, which was months after his reelection.

      • ginainmo says:

        Imagine their shock if they knew that with a conversion kit (we own one) we can turn this fearsome “assault rifle” into a 22LR shooting gun perfect for rabbit hunting?

    • helenk3 says:

      the young guy running against claims to be an obama dem. so he will not be good for the state or the country

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  7. DeniseVB says:

    Kari won? This was a few minutes ago…..

    • Mothy67 says:

      I keep seeing it on twitter, but no where else. They said by 7pm last night.

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  8. taw46 says:

    It isn’t just the IRS, it is many of the federal agencies. And it all started under Obama, I remember reading articles about it at the time. So, are they preparing for war against the US citizens or do they just want to create a shortage of ammunition for the citizens?

  9. Mothy67 says:

    So I bought my mom a new living room suit for Christmas and her bday also in December. They said it could take months. It was going to be an early present, but it arrived on Friday. The porch is now filled with yuuge boxes. She wants to paint first. Old stuff was shot. Not too expensive. Cat will likely scratch. Something to last til brat graduates. Two years and I am happy. I figured I’d be lucky to get it by Thanksgiving.

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  11. helenk3 says:

    has anyone noticed there are now ads for homeschooling on tv? Do not remember that before. Then today on outnumbered it was noted that America in now 25th in the world for education. home schooling now

      • lateblum says:

        Yes! I’ve been seeing those commercials for Beka Home Schooling on tv.
        I also “watched” Outnumbered today. It was troubling but not surprising that the US is so low in the education rankings. Thanks to Rochelle Walensky, the teachers’ unions and the CDC for screwing up our children.

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  14. helenk3 says:

    I am not into crypto. but people are being robbed

  15. Mothy67 says:

    Lindsay Graham is a puke. He is going on about the border and terrorists. Slime ball is just discovering that. My ass. 9/11 Commission listed it as the biggest threat to our security.
    They are all so disgusting. Killary was going on about rethugs not carrying about our troops.

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    • lateblum says:

      This is so tragic. These auto accidents have been happening with increasing frequency. I don’t know why that is. So very sad for all the families.

      • Miranda says:

        Probably people are on their phones and not paying attention.

      • elliesmom says:

        I’m going to sound like a luddite here, but I think cars have become too easy to drive. People don’t need to pay as much attention to what they’re doing. That and the roads aren’t kept up as well. When I moved to the midwest, I was teased for driving so slowly, especially in the snow. I pointed out I came from where the roads were windy, and potholes were a feature even in the summer.

        • lateblum says:

          Sounds like you came from the north shore (Evanston through the northern suburbs to Wisconsin). lol

        • 1539days says:

          As long as you don’t lament the addition of power steering. My power steering went out one time and it was rough driving that car for 20 minutes to the garage.

      • lyn5 says:

        Margot Cleveland’s older brother was a good friend of hers.

      • lateblum says:

        A good friend of mine was killed in an accident that sounds just like this. It could’ve been cell phone use, or not paying attention or being bored from driving or any number of factors, but it was the middle of the day, as she was returning from her volunteer work with homeless veterans, an oncoming car crossed the middle of the road and ran directly into her. The police said both died instantly – a small consolation.

        Last week, at 2:00 am, a 22yo entered the expressway going the wrong way. Who knows why that happened. She drove head-on into a car carrying two parents, their 4 children and a friend of the oldest child – a 13 year old. They were heading north to vacation in Wisconsin. they left at that time because there would be minimal traffic. The father died today; he never regained consciousness. Everyone else died at the scene. There has been so much grief in our area in the last month. I didn’t even know these people but have been distraught nonetheless.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        My perception is that road accidents are WAY up in my region as well. This isn’t a very big city, and it’s surrounded by small towns. It seems like pretty much every day there’s another story of a horrific deadly crash out on the more rural routes.

        • lateblum says:

          It is so sad. Especially because, for the most part, these accidents are due to human error and could have been avoided.

    • taw46 says:

      That is so sad, I just read about it.

  17. elliesmom says:

    If nothing else, the current primary season has established the Republican Party now belongs to MAGA. Whether it belongs to Trump or not remains to be seen, but it definitely belongs to the people who elected Trump in 2016 and supported him in 2020, The GOPe has been castrated.

    • Somebody says:

      Well except for Georgia.

    • helenk3 says:

      Trump showed the republicans how to fight back and win. They had the backbone of jelly fish before Trump. That scared the hell out of the dems and rinos.
      as a person who voted for trump at the last minute, I am glad I did so. He did wake the sleeping tigers.

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      • Mothy67 says:

        We were supposed to have moved on from Trump by now. J6 hearings were supposed to have appalled us. They did just not in the way they anticipated. What they don’t get is that it was never only about the man. They think we have no memory. Seriously hillary ranting about GOP and troops today. Must suck to be a rino after yesterday.

      • Constance says:

        Yes it is delicious. I wonder what FOX news is going to do? They turned on Trump with glee on November 3, 2020. They lost credibility with the MAGA community and they don’t forget.

    • 1539days says:

      I still think of it as the Tea Party because it never went away.

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  19. elliesmom says:

    Not long ago I went to a picnic. It was spur of the moment so we went to a local pizza place to get the food, I ordered a chicken Caesar salad wrap and a 12 oz bottle of Coke, The bill was around $14.00. It was really good, and I was hungry for another one. As I’ve said before, getting takeout involves traveling some distance so tonight I made my own. I had the spinach wraps. some romaine lettuce, boneless chicken breasts, and parmesan cheese on hand. If I add the cost of those things together, it came to around $16.00, but I have enough stuff to make at least 4 of them. I’m not knocking the convenience of doing takeout, but it’s an expensive way to eat. I hadn’t really thought about it before. I had a glass of wine instead of the Coke. It took me around 15 minutes from start to finish.

    • 1539days says:

      The one thing I spend money on is prepared food. But a Greek salad with pita bread only costs me about $10.

    • Constance says:

      I was out of Seattle an I saw a Panera, they abandoned Seattle probably 10 years ago. I always loved their soup so I dropped in. For a cup of broccoli soup and half a salad and a coffee it cost $22.00! and of course they expected a tip. But what for? you order in a kiosk, sit down and wait, they yell your number, you walk up and get your food, fill your own drink and get you spoon and walk it to your table, then you bus the table and leave. Why would anyone tip for that? I certainly won’t be going back.

      • lateblum says:

        The Panera closed in my town during covid. It was a surprise because it was popular with the Northwestern U students as well as many “townies”. (But there are 2 Panera within a 15 minutes drive from me.) I don’t go there unless I have no other choice. I’ve had 2 separate incidents in which I was shocked by the cost of food there. And, you’re right. You do all the work and they get the tip.

  20. helenk3 says:

    On Jesse tonight

    Surprise, Surprise Fauci lied to congress

  21. taw46 says:

    But of course, no charges for Hillary. And I believe Obama also had personal email, no charges for him, either.

  22. swanspirit says:

    The morons really are running our government

    • lateblum says:

      IKR. When I heard that I turned off the tv. She is as stupid as Biden. Perhaps that’s why he keeps her around.

    • 1539days says:

      Constitutional amendments are “hard” and Democrats decided that there were other, less direct ways to do what they wanted, like activists judges and the regulatory state. SCOTUS is knocking the legs out from both.

  23. helenk3 says:

    when the video becomes available watch Ted Cruz on Hannidy.
    as usual with a dem bill a few little hidden traps in the latest bill

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