Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pearl Harbor
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71 Responses to Wednesday, December 7, 2022

  1. DeniseVB says:

  2. DeniseVB says:

    It’s like the GOPe just doesn’t care anymore, they should have taken back the Senate easily this year, especially after two years of nimrod Biden.

    • taw46 says:

      They don’t care. And they want to keep the people who helped them lose, like McConnell and Ronna McDaniel.

      • Somebody says:

        I think it has to do with 💰. Both McConnell and McCarthy bring in lots of money, McConnell from the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as certain industries like oil and gas, coal, etc. McCarthy is known for bringing in money from silicon Valley and tech in general.

        I don’t know about McDaniel. The RNC has had record fundraising, but a lot of that has been via the Winred share of contributions to candidates especially Trump, lots of small donors. There are big money donors too.

        Bottom line, they are controlled by money. They don’t want to cut off the money spigot, because to do so might threaten their Perks and their power.

        There is a very small group of people that actually have a say in leadership. Technically these people represent us, but in reality not so much.

      • Anthony says:

        Exactly. We may not survive the next 2 years of scorched earth punishment policies and blatant corruption. How the f*ck did these monsters manage to steal the keys? Oh – McConnell and McCarthy handed them over.

    • 1539days says:

      There were stories about how the Walker campaign kind of ditched Trump for Brian Kemp’s endorsement. Kemp obviously didn’t deliver, but the Democrats outspent Republicans nearly 3:1 this round.

      • Somebody says:

        They outspent and outworked them. I have mentioned here and on the zoom call about the Warnock campaign blasting SE Georgia. If you look at the results, he shaved a couple of points, plus overall turnout was down by several thousand.

        Warnock’s strategy was to turn out the urban vote and nibble at the edges elsewhere. Walker’s strategy seemed to be increase turnout in north Georgia. Could a Trump rally in SE Georgia have increased voter turnout? Possibly, but not by enough to offset Atlanta metro. Ditto for increasing north Georgia turnout, it’s not enough to offset Atlanta. Just as NY turns on NYC, Georgia turns on Atlanta.

        Kemp was able to win reelection because he’s popular in suburban Atlanta. Endorsement or not, that popularity didn’t carry over to Walker. What I don’t understand is why Walker didn’t go into Atlanta and try to nibble at Warnock’s margins there. If there ever were a candidate to go head to head, Walker was the one. He was uniquely suited to go into the urban communities. Kemp could have helped him in suburban Atlanta, but I didn’t see much effort. Either type of outreach could have nibbled at Warnock’s lead in metro Atlanta.

        • Mothy67 says:

          I am confused as to why urban voters always vote democrat. A New York rethug is liberal by midwest standards. I live in a safe place. I walk 10,000 steps a day according to my phone. I see cops all the time on my travels. Town has 15,000 residents. A few miles down the road you enter a different world. People put plywood to replace windows. I am 55 and only once have I had to replace a window. I was 12 went away for a month my best friend, a dog, saw me walking home after 4 weeks. He, Henry, jumped through the glass to greet me. Replaced a single pane within an hour. Plywood is nearly as expensive as cheap glass. There are all these homes in injured places with boards on the windows. How does a child develop in that. Parent can’t fix a window or mow the lawn. Five minutes down the road things go stark. Shootings, robberies, OD’s. They always vote democrat. Place is disolving. I am 9,000 feet away and it is a different world. Painful. I grew up in Clairton, PA. Everyone was kinda poor but spirit was not broken. Fetterman makes me want to puke. He is a fraud.

          • 1539days says:

            There’s probably a lot of sociological theories about it, but the number one way to determine political affiliation in the US is population density. Below 1,000 people per square mile, it’s Republican. Above that, it’s Democrat. The bad news is that as the population increases, so does density.

        • taw46 says:

          The GOP doesn’t even try to increase votes in the cities, they gave up on them a long time ago. Why is that? Why do they assume there are no conservatives living there? Why don’t they try to change minds in the urban areas? They say it’s wasting money, I don’t agree.

          • swanspirit says:

            Kimberly Klacik tried in Baltimore, and had some success. I don’t know if she got any help from the GOP. It didn’t appear as if she did.

          • elliesmom says:

            It’s the “private universe” thing. People living in heavily Democrat areas have absorbed “Democrat good; Republican bad” their whole lives, Their parents believed it, their grandparents believed it, their religious leaders preach it, and their teachers teach it. Even if they could be persuaded what they believe isn’t true, the recognition would only be transient. It’s very possible they would change their minds back before we even could hold an election.

            How many people believe Columbus set sail to prove the Earth is a sphere? It’s demonstrable that people knew the Earth was a sphere over 2000 years before Columbus’s voyages. The Greeks had even calculated its circumference at the equator in the 400s BC. While the left is determined to turn Columbus into a monster, they haven’t done anything to give ancient people credit where credit is due. So few people know what Columbus’s real mission was.

            Most people who went off to college or joined the military had real opportunities to break out of their private universes, but now they are encouraged to take them with them. Before we can hope to change how people vote, we need to take back at least some of our cultural institutions.

  3. Mothy67 says:

    They don’t even pretend to try here. My new rep is a screaming liberal. Not at all representative of the area. It’s blue dogs apart from the areas around universities. Some towns look like they are 3rd world. It’s quite sad. Kids should not grow up in towns without hope. Over the last ten years they spent millions converting streets to be bike friendly. So dumb. It rains all the time or it is cold. Mountains. Biking to work is not viable option. Now cars idle in congestion. They are relentlessly digging for funds to provide busses for poor areas, but no one takes the bus. I went to the dentist 40 minutes by bus away (15 if you drive) I was the only person on board the entire time. Sometimes you have to view reality. How much pollution for one passenger? Fuel cost, driver salary. Just me. Only me for 45 minutes. Any time someone says busses are empty they scream racism. Public transportation is heavily used during rush hours empty between. Mammoth waste of resources, but if you state the obvious you are denying the poor a chance to buy groceries.

  4. Miranda says:

    I’m sorry for the troubles in the Cruz family. I hope everyone can get help.

    I self-harmed when I was in my teens into my early 20’s, although not as badly as this girl. I just used my fingernails on my arms and was careful to hide everything. It was a mix of anger and anxiety with no other outlet. My husband knows about it. If I feel the urge, I can talk to him without being judged and that helps.

    • Mothy67 says:

      I have had the occurance of a young girl hurting herself. I had no clue. She did not lock bathroom door. I walked in. I could only say I’m not walking away. I sat by her and asked how we make it better. I had no wisdom I just sat next to her on the floor. I waited until she made a call. Youth is wasted on the young.

    • swanspirit says:

      Teens are so impulsive. I am glad she is ok, and I am sure she will get help.

      • Miranda says:

        Thanks. It was all a very long time ago, and I’m pretty much ok now. Still some anxiety, but much less, and I have access to a good therapist if I need a ‘tune-up’ session.

  5. taw46 says:

    She looks wonderful in red.

    • Anthony says:

      What a credit to the family. She just steps up, understands her position and delivers what’s required of her role. Great choice (unlike that other vindictive skank)

      • taw46 says:

      • 1539days says:

        I still remember back when people thought Kate was just super thirsty for William. She’s proven herself to be every bit the royal people want.

        • taw46 says:

          The press was mean to her, called her Waity Katie, chased and hounded her for years. But you never heard her whine and cry and call herself a victim like the other one. She is indeed a real credit to the royal family. William married well (finally, lol).

  6. swanspirit says:

    Here’s How They Did it: Real-time Election Fraud
    By Jay Valentine
    Database latency — a geeky term, but that’s how they did it!

    A policeman pulls over a speeder. The police computer reports that three hours ago a similar vehicle and person held up a liquor store — so the police are on alert.

    No database latency.

    County election managers change the zip code of 31,000 voters on September 3. Ballots go out that week. Those 31,000 are undeliverable. Someone collects those valid ballots. On September 15th, those addresses are quietly changed back.

    National Change of Address Database (NCOA) will not pick up those address changes. They didn’t happen because there is no record.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    yuk. A liberal darling, of course.

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  10. elliesmom says:

    The weather is crappy here. When I woke up, I thought about just trying to go back to sleep. Instead I tried to take another stab at baking for my Saturday tea party. Lemon squares and raspberry streusel bars baked and cooling. Pie crust made for the quiche. Bags of ginger snap and chocolate chip and almond cookie dough in bags in the fridge. The cream rolls are in the freezer. Just the chocolate cake and the scones left to do. Maybe I’ll bake the cake when the dishwasher gives me all of my bowls back. 🙂

    • lyn5 says:

      Wowzer. I live in the wrong place.

    • Somebody says:

      You go girl!!! Get your baking done and then reward yourself with something. All that standing, maybe a nice glass of wine while you soak in a hot bubble bath, followed by a light hearted rom/com…….or if the bath doesn’t interest you, just the wine and movie or wine and a good book.

      • elliesmom says:

        A bubble bath sounds wonderful, but I only have two walk-in showers. My old house has a claw foot slipper tub. Crash takes two hour baths in it.

      • lateblum says:

        If you have Prime, “Sleepless In Seattle” is free this week. I know it’s old, it’s but still fun. Also if you have Peacock, “Love, Actually” is also commercial free and fun. Both are nice rewards for being on your feet all day.
        I am in awe of your baking prowess. 💯
        I bow to you.

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  12. Mothy67 says:

    I met boy’s dad for the first time. Boy is here 5 days a week. I had said hello from the driveway a hundred times and his mother always comes in before a dance to do pictures. She is of course a nurse. Boy has opted for a small private school not far away. Full ride but very much will limit or rather negate NFL. Mr Boy Dad had gone to Bethany on a football scholarship. He runs Washington County’s youth program. He deals with children suffering with addiction. Both his parents are retired police. I thought we might clash. Stereotyping I assumed he would favor dimocrats. I thought since he had risen to the level of director he had to have played politics. Nope he has F*ck Joe Biden bumper sticker. Man adores his son. We chatted about how lucky we got during covid. Boy and Brat lost opportunities but they never isolated. His daughter is a few years younger. She was forced into sitting home alone and it took a toll. Brat and Boy were best friends and restrictions never applied. He was/is here all the time. They lived lots of children were shut down.

  13. Mothy67 says:

    When I was in the hospital for 12 days I had The Real Anthony Faucci with me. Nurses knocked me out with trazadone and melatonin and asked to read my book while I slept. Nurses doing overnight 12 hour shifts said that man needs to rot in prison. I cannot, will not, believe Fetterman won. I found Oz a bad choice but I actually live here and was raised in poverty. I can’t see anyone I have known ever voting for Fetterman. Bradock is a shit hole. He got a 500,000 dollar grant from Levi’s and he built a community center. There is not an ATM or grocery store. Crime went down but cops stopped arresting people for having pot. Nothing changed. Fetterman was elected Senator? He is one of 100 leading our nation. Our nation? He is an idiot.

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    I just went to a grocery store not near me. Almost everything was on sale but you had to buy 4 to get two free. Bacon was 7.99 so if I bought 4 it was four dollars. Reasonable but if you are on food stamps you cant cough up buying 4 of anything.. I wanted to do crock pot recipes before covid. I have spent time with those financially restricted. I grew up facing hunger. I worked for some of the world’s premier chefs. I think I spent 20 minutes asking for recipes. Not one person turned me down. I wanted to arrange a crock pot and a cook book when someone applied for welfare. I had incredible support. Covid. I was entirely shut down. I was erased. Eggs nothing like chicken soup with dumplings. Cost high end 18 dollars to feed 4 for days. Eggs are complete protein. I was shut down completely.

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  19. helenk3 says:

    On PBS tonight there was a show about 50s and 60s Folk Music. some protest songs
    seem relevant for today

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