Friday, December 2, 2022

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  1. DeniseVB says:

    I know Victor Davis Hanson has fans here, and once again, he shoots, he scores! 😀

    Just reading how I feel makes me feel sane …

  2. elliesmom says:

    VDH has the advantage of a rich bank of historical knowledge. It gives him great insight into the present. He’s the poster child for why it’s so important for our political enemies to destroy history.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Someday the right people will listen to him since he certainly knows the red flags. As I mention to Helen above, Paul Harvey tried too 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      The drama queen and her lapdog.

      • DeniseVB says:

        It used to be fun to love to hate them, but I feel bad for the Royal Family back in the ole UK now, I’m sure they’re still reeling from how much the Markles hurt grandma with their RAY-cist tour that won’t end.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          They abused grandpa as well. Two elderly people in their 90s. Just to get attention for themselves. Harry dissed a couple very special patronages his Dad passed on more than once including being a no show for a major memorial service for the Royal Marines in favor of escorting that crazy wife to some Disney premier to push her for jobs. Harry was then was upset when Granny took them all away.

          After being cornered publicly to give wife work at the premier, Disney let it be know that she needed them far more than they needed her. She was horror to work with both personally and professionally. There a murmurs that she also stiffed the African elephant charity the large (3 mil?) donation as they were still “working royals” at the time and were not to be paid. Demanded Disney pay “their” foundation and they would pass it along – and $$$$ disappeared. Disney ended up making good by sending a second donation directly to the charity as they originally proposed.

          Scuttlebutt is that is the reason Harry’s brother tossed them out the joint foundation – funny accounting which is more closely monitored in the UK. So they set up the faux Charites in Delaware (Thanks Bid-on) that mean they only have to donate 5% of their revenue – with 95% for the organization. And that 5% only holds if they show revenues and not losses . . .

          These two pieces of caca fit right into the nasty crap woke crowd of hypocrites and haters. I still think they are getting encouragement from the O’s and their ilk under the radar. Like Brazille and this fun lady.

          Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide:

          • DeniseVB says:

            Mt Laurel, this gem was found in the spam filter this morning so I just bailed you out ! Hope others see it, I did not know about that elephant charity, probably others. It’s who Markel is, spray tanned white trash 😀 I read a good summary of those two, wanted All the perks and money of Royalty, but none of the work so they could pursue their “dreams” of helping people. Queen said No, Markel screamed racist. Harry’s gotten himself into quite a mess.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            It posted then disappeared. Almost reposted but figured someone did not care for dissing those two and it would eventually turn up. I thought my wording was rather polite.

    • swanspirit says:

      Another reason I am glad I don’t have Netflix. Can you say borderline personality disorder?

    • taw46 says:

      I’m so sick of her. And of him, all he does is whine and let everyone attack his family. Here is a great video discussing the latest “racist allegations” against the royal family.

  3. elliesmom says:

    When my son and I had our monthly lunch out a couple of weeks ago, we had a chat about places we’ve gone that didn’t live up to the hype. He had recently returned from Paris, and he was underwhelmed by the Eiffel Tower. I put Plymouth Rock on the list. My son added Disney World. The day I visited the Space Needle the workers were on strike so it wasn’t an ideal visit. Actually, it looked like half the city was picketing on street corners. It made crossing streets problematic. Our hotel was a couple of blocks away from where this picture was taken. It should have been an easy walk, but the teachers’ union was all over the sidewalks. I tend to love old cities, and Seattle felt very modern like Chicago did to me, but both of them have a very distinctive feel. I was in Seattle in September, and the weather was glorious. No rain all week. 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      Honolulu was my big let down. Oh my, it’s Norfolk with palm trees 🙂 Loved the Arizona Memorial and a pineapple plantation, but that was about it.

      • elliesmom says:

        After we concluded our dis on places, we moved onto places that had overwhelmed us. He loved the little villages on the Irish seacoast, the Arc de Triomphe, and the museum at the Kennedy Space Center. For me, the most overwhelmed I’ve ever been was at the vastness of Alaska. Watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Katahdin was a spiritual experience. We decided he’s most overwhelmed by what humans can create, and I’m more impressed by natural things. While Elliesdad and I talked a lot about a trip to Tuscany, if I could only take one more trip, I would like to go to Antarctica.

        • DeniseVB says:

          A friend of mine took a cruise ship to Antarctica, I think it sailed out of South America, but I remember her photos, lots of penquins, I’m sure there were other highlights but was so surprised that was a destination cruise.

          • elliesmom says:

            My resume includes spending a summer being a penguin watcher at the New England Aquarium. I would love to see them in the wild. All of the birds, the whales, and the seals. When we went to California, some friends with a boat took us out to see the otters in Monterey Bay. The aquarium in Mystic, CT, has cameras set up so you can watch them from here, but up close and personal is so much better. When we went on a cruise to Bermuda, a pelican landed on our balcony about two hours out of port and hitched a ride. Our room steward offered to shoo him away, but I told him it would cost him his tip if he did. I sat out there on a deck chair with the bird perched on the rail all the way into port.

        • swanspirit says:

          I was in England in 1999. I saw a lot, because I was with a friend and we stayed with their family members. I was in Manchester, Southampton, London and Salisbury. Stonehenge was overwhelming. I had some kind of ” experience ” there. Just incredible.
          The Rocky Mountains up above Boulder , hiking over the Great Divide to Lake Granby, then skinny dipping in a cold crystal clear lake < words fail me.
          I loved New Orleans and the foooood there, too.

    • swanspirit says:

      The beaches on Long Island. You had to pay to get onto the beach, and they were dirty, with human debris and trash, up to and including broken glass!!

  4. lateblum says:

    I was in Seattle only one time and that was late August, 1989. I remember liking the very old-ness of the city side by side with the brand new architecture. I loved the Market and the waterfront. I loved the ferry to Victoria and seeing the mountains and the forests.
    Despite a desire to revisit Seattle, I was never able to return. And even though dd#1 now lives there, I now no longer have any wish to visit again. Like NYC and SF, politics has ruined so many places I used to enjoy. But that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the beauty of the old cities in the NE. And it doesn’t stop me from appreciating the history and beauty of what I saw and loved when I was younger.

    There is a sadness that I feel these days. I don’t know if it is age, covid (I’m still testing positive), or something else that is interfering with my former optimism and enjoyment of life. I hope to address Christmas cards and pay bills today. Maybe that will help brighten my day. . . Well, at least the Christmas card segment of my day should help.

    • lateblum says:

      Meant to nest with Denise, in response to em’s comment about being disappointed by circumstances when she visited Seattle.

      • elliesmom says:

        I loved Victoria, too. Elliesdad told me to go home and sell the house. He’d be waiting for me on a park bench in Victoria. We stayed in the Queen Anne district in Seattle so I did get to see some of the older parts of the city, but coming from Boston, even those felt “modern” to me.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Not to worry, I WILL find you 😀

    • swanspirit says:

      I would chalk your sadness up to illnrss. It sometimes comes with the territory, especially longer term ailments. The sheer exhaustion of dealing with it wears you down.
      It happened to me the year I had tendonitis, and had to fight pain to move.
      When you really start getting past it, your joie de vivre will return. Especially with that first flush of healing, and rnergy! Sending lots of love and healing!!

      • lateblum says:

        Yes. Thank you for reminding me, swannie.

        Before I had my spinal surgery in 2016, the pain in my back took a real toll on my spirit, mood, energy, everything. And the recent arm and shoulder injury did the same. I finally was able to convince the ortho doc to reconsider his original decision to image my neck and not my shoulder. The problem is that he agreed to see me again and reevaluate his decision. . . But I was diagnosed with covid the same day he agreed to see me again. Because I was sick, I didn’t see his decision until it was too late to respond (per the patient portal). So frustrating! I was finally able to reach him and he will see me after I’m no longer covid positive.
        I’m still practicing some of the PT exercises. And the pain is more discomfort now. Who knows, if this covid thing lasts much longer, my discomfort may actually disappear.

    • lyn5 says:

      I was fortunate that my parents loved vacationing in Canada. We camped out wherever we ended up. That included all the big western cities and Seattle on the way. My mother’s middle name is Louise, and we always went to the lake in summer when we camped at Waterton Lakes National Park.

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    I started using the product for my rosacea, and it works.

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  8. elliesmom says:

    I called the state attorney general’s office to report a scam that’s coming through the mail. Without asking me what the scam is, they asked me how much money I had lost. I said none because I recognize it’s a scam. Apparently, you can’t report a scam in RI unless you get scammed by it. If I recognized it as a scam, apparently everyone else will, too, so it’s not worth their time.

    They still don’t know what it is. I caught it because the very official looking letter came to Elliesdad as the owner of my house. Except he’s not and never has been. It involves his legal responsibility for maintaining the natural gas line from the house to the gas line in the street. Except there is no natural gas line in the street or anywhere else in town. The letter says he needs to contract with someone to come to the house and inspect the natural gas heating system, which they would be happy to do for only $75, and for an additional $11.42/month they will continue to inform the utility company that standards are being met. If he doesn’t do this, he could be held liable for “thousands” of dollars. He has 30 days to get the system inspected,

  9. Mothy67 says:

    I got the strangest deal with my amazon store card. I missed one payment by 4 days when I was in the hospital. FOUR days. I thought I had scheduled payment. I owed close to 4 grand. It would only let me make an almost 800 payment which I did not have on hand. I didn’t want to withdrawal any more money this year. I clicked a button that asked me if I had been hospitalized. It set me up with a 69 a month payment for 60 months. Huh? There were several large purchases that were six and twelve months no interest and by missing a payment those deals are negated. I thought by saying I was in the hospital I would just get a pass for missing one payment after like ten years as a customer 4 days late seemed extreme. I finally talked to someone. My account is closed but there is no adverse mark on my report. No collection. No late payment. I agree to pay at 1.7% interest for 5 years. I could reopen my account but the no interest financing is gone. Store cards have insane interest. I don’t know if they anticipate bankruptcies, but what a deal. If I want to change terms I have to contact bank. I can’t make a 1,000 payment for 4 months. It is autopay. I can’t even add 20 dollars to the scheduled amount. What a deal.

    • Mothy67 says:

      My Sam’s Club and CareCredit are with the same bank. I used a special offer from carecredit to get all of my fillings removed and my teeth capped. It was close to 20 grand no interest for 36 months. I paid it off in two. I only owe under 300 on Sam’s. No idea why they made such a rash move given my history. It works for me. All three are on the same page online so it was not a scam. 1.7% interest for 5 years. Huh?

  10. helenk3 says:

    if only the American citizens got as much protection as hunter bid-on, the country would be a much safer place for them

  11. M says:

    When we were first married, we moved around a lot. The deal was I’d go anywhere life took us as long as we came home for Christmas. Most years we didn’t put up a tree at our place, but I did decorate the house. After spending part of our honeymoon at the birth of twin polar bear cubs, polar bears were near and dear to our hearts. When we lived near Chicago, I found a polar bear family decoration. Papa Bear stands about 24″ tall. Mama Bear is sitting, and the cub is lying down. Their “fur” feels like straw. My daughter was 3 when I bought them, which makes them 45 years old. They’ve yellowed some, and Papa Bear is missing an eye, but while my daughter would forgive me if I opted not to put up a tree, these bears say all is right with the world with her for Christmas.

    I decided maybe I would feel more like Christmas if I got out the bears today, I think it’s working. Since I won’t have Crash here before Christmas this year, I think I’m going to ask her to help me put the decorations away. Let her help me decide what things I have to keep and what things I can give away. That would make things easier for next year,

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    In front of the entire world

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    Such funny tweets about Elon being late with the goods.

  18. taw46 says:

    Well shucks, I am going to miss the fun since Elon is late. We are going out for music and to see the lighted bicycle parade. He has about 30 min to get it together, or I will miss it! LOL

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  24. helenk3 says:

    when it becomes available, you have to see the video of James Woods on Tucker tonight.

    It is the most emotionally truthful conversation I have ever heard in my life

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    Twitter locked my account. Grrrr. I asked an NCB reporter why he was a tool for corrupt Democrats.

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