Weekend of October 1-2, 2022

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165 Responses to Weekend of October 1-2, 2022

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Good Morning October 😀

  2. Somebody says:

    Good morning all, still no peep from Helen😟 Helen if you see this we’re thinking about you. Hopefully the flood waters are receding.

    The power companies are working 24/7 to restore power and indeed have to about half the people impacted statewide. Still no power or very little near the epicenter.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I heard from a friend in Naples, she’s fine as she lived outside the devastation area we watched on t.v. I was thinking Helen was as lucky too. Bet the power/cable/internet outages will last for days 😦 I told Facebook to contact her too since she didn’t mark herself safe yet over there. We’ll see how good Zuck’s trained his spies, lol.

      • taw46 says:

        Having lived in the Miami area when Andrew hit (my area was ok) and watching the aftermath, it took forever to restore utilities. The infrastructure was wiped out. So Helen can be in an area that is ok, no storm surge or catastrophic damage, and still have to wait for power to come back on. Does she have any family nearby?

      • Somebody says:

        Helen is in the northern end of the devastation. The fact that she’s at the northern end where it begins, hopefully means crews will be able to get in there quicker, but she’s inside the ring of devastation.

  3. elliesmom says:


    If what VP Harris has said is true, and the federal government is going to be allocating federal funds based on skin color, then white people will need more help from private donations. I wonder if GoFundMe would allow a group to collect money earmarked for white people?

    I’m looking for a group that needs donations to do alligator removal from living rooms. My friend is still stuck in her bedroom with the door barricaded.

    • taw46 says:

      Where is this bedroom and this alligator?

      • elliesmom says:

        It’s at Lake Monroe. It came in through the front door and has camped out in her living room. Her bedroom is up a few stairs. She has a bathroom accessible, and she moved a lot of food up there because she was afraid of water damage in her kitchen. She’s “on a list”, but her situation isn’t “dire”. She can hear it sloshing around so she knows it’s not gone. She seems to be taking it in her stride. She expects help before dark. She’s joking about whether “Charlie” wants a permanent spot in her closet as a bag and matching shoes.

        • swanspirit says:

          What a brave soul. I would be freaking out. The tolerant attitude Floridians have toward alligators always astonishes me.

          • lateblum says:

            MeToo! I’d be right there with you, swannie!

          • swanspirit says:

            I would be building some kind of barricade on the steps! Chairs nightstands, something! I am freaking just thinking about it!

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          • Constance says:

            They also have venomous snakes and lizards. It’s too much for me. I’ve been to FL but only to visit relatives in retirement communities and also go to amusement parks. Those areas always seem controlled and reptile free.

          • Somebody says:

            🤣🤣 Reptile free😂😂
            No area of Florida is reptile free, hell a gator ate a kid at Disney just a couple of years ago.

            The truth is the reptiles try to avoid human contact. I’ve lived in Florida my entire life and never had a close encounter with an alligator, my husband same. I have had close encounters with snakes and lots of close encounters with lizards. The lizards don’t bother me. They are harmless, but they freak people not from the area out.

    • lateblum says:

      That alligator is still there?

    • Somebody says:

      Do you have your friend’s address? I think she is in Seminole County. I would call the county, they are conducting search and rescue in those flood ravaged areas. She needs to get out, the run off is causing waters to rise near the lakes and rivers. It is going to get worse before it gets better.

      Also try calling this number 866-392-4286. I presume that is correct 866-FWC-GATOR. This is the state number for removing a nuisance gator. Give them her address and explain the gator in the living room. I seriously doubt they will remove it at this time, but I bet they can assist getting a rescue crew to her. She needs to get out.

      There is plenty of dry ground near her, she just needs help getting to it.

      • taw46 says:

        I can’t believe the authorities think it is ok to leave her in a house surrounded by water with an alligator in the living room. What is the problem here? If that isn’t dire, I don’t know what is.

        And I agree with somebody, the waters are going to rise, she needs to leave that house.

      • Somebody says:

        She could try the Cajun Navy, not sure if they are operating there. They have a website Cajunnavyrelief.com there is a button to click for need help now. They also have a Facebook page. Their phone number is 504-517-6289

        Hopefully she will get out today, I can’t imagine the hell she is going through or how alone she must feel.

        As for the gator wanting a permanent home. I doubt it, but I’d consider him damn good looter protection.

        • elliesmom says:

          My FB friend says to say thank you to all of you for your thoughts. She is safely at a neighbor’s house, and the wildlife folks have captured Charlie. She’s going to add the phone numbers Somebody posted to her phone contacts. Her neighbors will get her missing front door boarded up, but for tonight she’s staying with them.

          Now I’m just waiting to hear from Helen and my friend who lives in Georgetown, SC, which is touchdown for Ian in the Carolinas. The storm has reduced to a CAT 1, but that’s low country there. I haven’t heard from her since yesterday morning, but I hope that means she’s gone to stay with family.

      • elliesmom says:

        I don’t know her address. I met her in an online sewing group. She’s seems to have things under control. She has professional help on the way. They’re just doing triage. A neighbor opened all of the exits to the house so the alligator can get out. He’s looking for a ladder to get her out of a second floor window. I would have got her out of the house first. But while I know what you do to get a bear out of the house, I have no experience with gators. I’m sure she’ll be fine. It’s distracting her from thinking about all of the damage. Her neighbors are pitching in to help each other.

        • lateblum says:

          It’s wonderful, but not surprising, to see/hear stories about how everyone is pitching in to help one another.

        • Constance says:

          I’ve seen people throw raw chicken off a bridge to attract gators for tourists to see. You really can’t un-see that. They seemed to get in a frenzy over chicken. Now that her doors are open maybe she could get a neighbor to throw a dead chicken about 10 feet outside the open door. The gator must be getting hungry by now!

          • Somebody says:

            Throwing a dead chicken will draw all the gators in the area and start a feeding frenzy.

          • elliesmom says:

            One of my neighbors got a small black bear out of her house by turning the sprayer on her kitchen sink on him, but food is the usual lure. Loud noises. too. I often keep my patio doors open, but while bears will venture into my yard, they’ve never ventured inside.

          • Constance says:

            “Throwing a dead chicken will draw all the gators in the area and start a feeding frenzy” Good God! You think there could be more than one!! Geez, I figured the one got washed in from some “other” place I never considered there were bunches of them! This blows my mind and I still have the vision of dead chicken crazed alligators in the water below the bridge which I figured those alligators were semi captive or at least they knew to show up as some chicken might appear.

          • elliesmom says:

            I have a favorite waterside restaurant nearby. They have a beautiful deck built out over the river. There’s a huge snapping turtle that lives under the deck. I love to tempt him out from under by throwing some tasty tidbits into the water. The fish feeding frenzy alerts the turtle there’s food. When he arrives. the fish back off. The food is good there. The service is only so-so, but when friends come to visit in the summer, they always want to go to the “turtle place”. The deck is several feet higher than the surface of the water. The restaurant has a fleet of paddle boats, and there are idiots who feed the snapper from the boats and put their hands down into the water. The turtle is huge and could easily take a hand off.

  4. taw46 says:

    • taw46 says:

      The other tweets didn’t show up. She was responding to a discussion about this tweet and its thread.

    • lateblum says:

      The democrats are good at making projection look like the truth. Especially BHO.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I still remember those stories about how BO won elections in Illinois. He was brutal. I also remember Mike Ditka pulling out of the Senate race, he would have beat Obama easily. I also remember Mike’s apology too, lol.

        Is Barry still having problems building that Library?

        • lateblum says:

          Still having problems. His 110,000 or 10,000 records (depending on whom you ask) are still being held in a warehouse and no one questions about that.

          • DeniseVB says:

            He’s still got a lot of work to do if he’s going to have a strictly digital library, which will probably online, so why go? The guy is a weirdo. I don’t think he’s raising the money too busy spending it 😉

          • lateblum says:

            I remember hearing or reading that even though the material will be digitized, not all would be available to the public, and it had to be requested not just pulled up from the online library. I don’t know if that’s different from other libraries, but nothing will be displayed in its hard copy.
            I’m probably not explaining it correctly. I read this quite some time ago. But it still sounded shifty to me.
            I trust nothing if it is regarding BHO.

          • Somebody says:

            I’ve heard multiple people say Obama took everything, supposedly millions of records. 30,000 or 35,000 document which were classified or at least marked so.

            The national archives was nagging Obama for a time. His team insisted they were going to digitize all the records and turn over all of it to the archives.

            After the Maralago raid team Trump brought that up and the librarian at the archives said Obama had digitized and returned the records. He was asked where they could be accessed and he mumbled a bunch of crap about them working on it.

            Obama has a warehouse in Chicago where he stores his records. An old furniture warehouse I think. I’m sure anything he’d prefer to be lost forever has been destroyed.

            I don’t know how many records George W Bush took, but again many people have said there is to this day a dispute over 6 to 7 thousand documents considered classified.

            Bill Clinton has similar disputes with the national archives. None of these former Presidents have been raided or threatened with criminal charges.

    • DandyTIger says:

      They always project what they’re doing onto others. Of course they would worry that Trump/GOP would do the same thing they’ve been doing. Lucky for them the GOP is too stupid and naive to actually play at the same level as the Dems.

      • taw46 says:

        I agree with you about the GOP. If they gave as good as they got, some of this bs might stop. And what is really interesting to me, is that the DOJ “accidentally” released a document he didn’t request. I read a few quotes, I need to go read the article.

      • swanspirit says:

        Obanana is one of the most insidiously evil people on the planet. I think what he said is worse than projection. I think the purpose of warning against Trump regarding the DOJ, was to protect the setup he already had in place. That way, if Trump started disassembling it, which President Trump did try to do, he could be accused of weaponising it.

        Obanana is smart, in the twisted evil shrewd, slick way of slimy thinking. His thought patterns reveal more of a criminal bent of how to get away with, breaking laws, or get around laws while appearing to abide by them.

        I think that is the Obanana method, and the Dims as well, in many areas.

        • lateblum says:

          Certainly in Chicago they are this slimy. BHO has brought it into a much more sophisticated and cunning level. Lori Lightfoot learned a lot from him. It’s how she got elected. And what she’s doing now to set everyone up for next year and the coming mayoral election. Pritzker, too.
          I wouldn’t be surprised if he and the Dems got Bailey the Rep nomination to make his 2022 re-election a likelihood. Even I, who will vote for Bailey, can’t stand to listen to him speak.

      • Constance says:

        The Republicans are too cowardly to pull the crap Democrats pull but once they see Democrats do it and learn how to be deceitful and how to not get caught they occasionally can match Democrats.

        • DeniseVB says:

          All the Repubs have to do is follow Trump’s lead. Speak loudly and carry a bigger stick 😀 Just be honest, they don’t have to be lyin’ aholes like the Dems.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Julie Andrews is 87 today ! Here’s a favorite clip to share on her special day ❤

  6. DandyTIger says:

    We’re told biological men can be pregnant and give birth. We see now that “marginalized” groups actually have the most privilege. And the Justice and policing systems are a gestapo for the, soon to be the only, ruling party. We are finding that if you follow real science, believe in any reasonable set of human values, you are obsolete. Our future?:

  7. Mothy67 says:

    Helen has a granddaughter who lives nearby. She gave her her car when she decided it was time to stop driving.

    • Somebody says:

      No she gave her mustang to her grandson in NJ when she stopped driving. She has a granddaughter that visits her, since said granddaughter flies in I assume she doesn’t live in the area

  8. Constance says:

    This is interesting. Monkey Werx sitrep from September 30 at about 10 minutes shows there was a US Navy Posidon flying around the Nordstream pipeline right before and after it blew up. Posidons are submarine communicators. It was up long enough that it had to refuel.

  9. 1539days says:

    I’m warning the monthly chat meeting right now. My web camera just broke and I won’t be on video tomorrow.

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  13. taw46 says:

    We had 3 more people we know in the Naples/Ft. Myers area check in, they and their homes are ok. Maybe we will be hearing from Helen soon.

    • lateblum says:

      Keeping my fingers crossed.

      • Somebody says:

        We all are, but I just checked there are still approximately 92,000 people without power in Charlotte County. Those customers are clearly in the hardest hit areas because they only restored about 7,000 today in Charlotte County. Those are just the stats for Charlotte County. Overall more than half the outages have been restored.

        The number of restored customers was much higher yesterday and the day before, but I’m sure they are working their way into the hardest hit areas. The work gets more difficult as they move in toward the area where landfall occurred. I keep hearing because of supply chain issues critical parts have been on back order for a year and a half. I’ve heard people say they may not be able to restore everything and then I’ve heard others say they can get parts from other utility companies. All of them have said inventories are critically low. We really have to decouple from China for our critical infrastructure.

        Hubby just read that Elon Musk is setting up starlink all over SW Florida. So maybe that’s how Taw’s friends were able to reach out??? Hopefully a starlink will be in Helen’s area soon and she still has battery.

        BTW, Elliesmom in the same article they talked about central Florida flooding and specifically mentioned Lake Monroe as well as other areas. They said flooding will continue for another week. I hope that lady was able to get out of her house.

        • elliesmom says:

          I commented above. 🙂 She’s out of her house. The wildlife people captured the alligator. Her neighbors have boarded up her missing front door, and she’s staying with friends. She said she added the numbers you posted here to her contact list. Lots of clean up ahead of her. 😦

        • 1539days says:

          I work in industrial automation and some of the equipment has insane lead times. I ordered parts in April that still haven’t arrived. The irony is that China isn’t allowed to get the most advanced chip technology, but most of the things that keep the world running are very low tech semiconductor components.

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  15. 1539days says:

    I was reading an article on the BBC website about the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu. They speculated about what would happen if another pandemic broke out. One prediction they got wrong was speculating that there would be a shortage of vaccines.


    • Constance says:

      After living through Covid I believe they would inject the world with saline and charge $500. each then make the shot mandatory. Vaccines are very lucrative.

      • jentx says:

        If only they had used saline. Scotland just started full scale investigation into why so many DEAD BABIES are being birthed. I am just about over it and I understand now how fucking easy it was for Hitler to do what he did. People are stupid and evil. ANYONE who got the jab is stupid. Sorry people but if you followed the ‘science’ it was clear as hell that shit would kill ya AND that the only purpose was MONEY. Knew from day one with the 15 days shut down to save the world and didn’t know how to handle that knowledge. Doctors KILLED PEOPLE for money and those that didn’t were fired. They waited until you were so sick then they put you on ventilator and then gave you remdesvir. ALL THEY HAD to DO WAS GIVE YOU IVERMECTIN. Study is already in Ivermectin would have saved about 99% of those killed by DOCTORS NOT COVID. Covid killed very few people it was a fucking virus people…i.e. the flu. Masks were not only worthless but HARMFUL and do not even try to go there. I NEVER WORE ONE instead would wear a piece of lingerie over my mouth to go to grocery store and no one even noticed.
        Here is list of things those who are not dead yet from jab get to live with until they die: heart issues, uncontrollable bleeding from vagina, lethargy, sterility, extremity swelling, fainting, inability to walk….and we haven’t even hit FLU SEASON PEOPLE.
        We have a 77% increase in cancer because one of the swell side effects of the jab is that it pokes a hole in people’s immune system who have recovered from cancer and fucking wakes up the dormant cancer cells. And yes this is 100% true I am just simplifying the science so it is understandable. Staying inside makes your body lazy (and not walking,eating and drinking too much, etc., etc) and thus many who could have fought off flu and the like will start getting much sicker and dying from it. Pfizer’s top selling meds that help heart are up over 70% in sales in one year. GO FIGURE idiots.
        Hospitals are death zones managed by attorneys and devils who pray to the god of money. Most good nurses have quit and many ‘head’ nurses are from overseas and have less than 1 year of experience. IN CANCER WARDS AND ICUS. If you have to go to hospital make sure you have OWN doctor and OWN nurse.
        Child abuse is UP, animal abuse is UP, suicide is UP, Murder is WAY UP but hey we got equity and no more mean tweets and the Ukraine and all that.
        Food shortages are coming in next 6 months. Make sure you have at least 6 months to one year food, tool to make water safe, meds, animals supplies and anything you need. Buy some guns and a lot of bullets because if you think the worst is behind us you would be as wrong as people who believed 15 days bullshit.

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    Good morning, Order Up !

  20. Mothy67 says:

    Who names hurricanes? Is it the NHC? Seems they are pretty racist to me. Pretty waspy. Where are the Shaniquas and DShawns.

  21. taw46 says:

    The city has fallen apart again and no one cares. What is wrong with people who live there? Why do the majority of them vote for the Dems, don’t they like living in safe places?

    • Constance says:

      It’s the Democrat third world aesthetic. It’s purposeful not an accident.

      • taw46 says:

        Yes, I know it is with “those in charge” and the activists. But what about the normal democrat, are there none of those left? Are they all radical now? I know with my family, they just don’t believe things like this happen. If MSNBC didn’t report it, it’s not true. I guess the remaining “normal” dems are that way now.

        • Mothy67 says:

          My most liberal friend claims that late term abortions and sex change surgeries are not real. Claims it is all Tucker propaganda. MSNBC watcher. I bet they never report on hospitals admitting to operations or the arson with pregnancy centers.

          • elliesmom says:

            One of my liberal friends still hasn’t recovered from finding out the Mississippi law that ended up with the Dobbs decision didn’t ban abortion. It allowed abortion up to 15 weeks.

        • Constance says:

          I’m still a Democrat. I’m MAGA and vote Trump. The people who are still backing the Democrat party are really stupid. Several of my relatives fit this description unfortunately. I have women relatives in their 60s living in WA, a choice state before and after Roe, who believe they “lost their abortion rights”. Abortion is still as legal as ever here in WA and they haven’t been able to get pregnant in 25 years. That’s dumb.

          • lyn5 says:

            Yeah, abortion is an issue in the Oregon governor’s race when it is legal up to birth. I doubt Republicans will make a dent in the Democrat super majority legislature to change the law.

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    Come join us on Zoom!

  26. taw46 says:

    A thread. Ian made its first landfall here, 70 miles west of Key West.

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