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Not the loudest parrot Posted by: Narciso | June 02, 2020 at 09:11 AM Ha ha, I thought this link mentioned BIDEN autopsy and my first thought was, I knew it!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Is Minnesota Burning? at JustOneMinute
Thanks Buckeye.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Is Minnesota Burning? at JustOneMinute
I got a text last night from a lefty friend: Are you all watching the protests? I had never really watched cnn before these past few days and I am blown away by how openly and frankly the news anchors speak about trump and the absurd joke he is. I had no idea To which I responded, This is why they have no credibility. She ignored that.
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Porch - repeating the question.... Porch, Could you describe that YouTube video you linked? It was pulled down.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Is Minnesota Burning? at JustOneMinute
Porch, Could you describe that YouTube video you linked? It was pulled down.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Minnesota Burning at JustOneMinute
But, dear lawyers, could she (also) be sheltering assets? Along with criminal charges, I assume the officer is likely to be hit with civil suits. If they're divorced perhaps she can keep their house? If assets are moved to her name only. Otherwise they could lose everything. Is that right? My private practice CPA dad put everything in my mom's name - house, cars, investments, all of it - to protect assets in case of a lawsuit. They joked that my mom could throw him out penniless. The first thing that came to mind was that the officer and his wife had a similar arrangment with the understanding that she would file for divorce.
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Gosh Ig, thanks for posting that gif. He's a creepy one. TomR, you seem like a nice guy and quite a few of us stated that we found the word offensive. Please let it go. TK received a gentle correction, or redirection, and most of us have moved on with the conversation. I know you've got a boy who missed out on his freshman year of baseball, and all of us are stressing over the economy and the insanity of the TWANLOCS that we seem to be saddled with while we wonder if things will ever return to normal. Maybe cut us all a break?
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
When does Grenell hand over the reins? It's kind of a big tent approach since Repubs/Trump supporters are coming from all different backgrounds and may ping on certain names. But that's far from giving Rove or anyone else a meaningful advisory role. I'm always surprised by the cleverness of the Trump campaign. it's very smart to pull in people who could critique them and kneecap them by giving them a tiny platform. Right now I'm wondering how he's going to handle the rallies. They have to be cooking up some alternative plan.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
live in a Blue Hell and I feel sure we also will have that. Infuriating! There are ZERO deaths in the under 30 population in my county. If there are at risk teachers, let them take 6 months off--don't punish the kids. Jim in SV, I know. IT'S INSANE. Have you seen the CDC guidelines for schools? It's completely unrealistic - plexishields around desks for elementary aged students? In what world are those kids not going to be climbing the walls? I asked my neighbor today, what happens when the school tax bills come due in September and the landlords haven't been able to collect rent? Apparently, the students have not been paying up as they normally do (had to go home, doncha know) and plenty of businesses haven't been able to pay commercial rent. She shrugged.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
Now that I'm finally caught up, I have to go walk the dog and will probably fall far behind as I have a bunch of printing to do this morning and a studio to clean. Sorry to drop in and leave - I know that bothers some folks.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
I'm not here enough to feel free to comment on the cunt controversy, but I'm going to anyway. I'm with Jane, that's one of those words that never emerges without venom attached. I've never heard someone say fondly, you're such a cunt, as I've heard (and used) dick aired. If being called a dick makes you men squirm, I will certainly refrain in the future. I've always had good joshing around relationships with men and sworn a blue streak, but the c word is one that bites much deeper. I wouldn't equate it with the N word, but context matters.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
Having to wear a mask for my shifts on the frontline (I am the checkout gal that is NOT packing your dingdongs in the bottom of the bag), I have admired the ingenuity of the mask wearing public to wear/not wear a mask while in the store. Under the nose but over the mouth, over the nose but under the mouth, under the chin (which is basically a big eff off to the entire effort), slipped sideways to speak freely (this was a bit S&M style) - many iterations have served to amuse. I'll be in bakery decorating cakes for the foreseeable future and will miss the public's acerbic commentary on masks, even here in deep blue Ithaca. It has been a most enjoyable and entertaining exercise and a great reminder that those bubbles we live in are far smaller than we think.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
Was reading this morning the local Facebook group on education and figure that our local school districts will not be reopening in the fall, as the Karens in the teachers' unions and families are "concerned" that the CDC guidelines are impossible to meet. It's for the children. The same CDC guidelines that directed Gov. Cuomo to send all those Covid + patients back to nursing homes. Sigh.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on The Man In The Mask at JustOneMinute
Tonto, that was a beautiful piece of writing by your daughter. That last paragraph..... And as I wrote, I remembered other things from those few days: the maternity nurse, Priscilla, telling us about her love of the Y.A. writer Tomi Adeyemi, whose work had inspired her to follow her dreams of becoming a midwife. Gemma, who took over from her, exulting in her daughter’s full scholarship to college. Our doctor, showing us pictures of the teenage daughter whom she hadn’t seen in weeks—she was protecting her family from exposure—and would not see for weeks more. Sandie, the night nurse, who, with her E.R. nurse husband, was trying to homeschool four children. (“This is rough stuff!” she consoled the baby when he screamed at having his little shirt changed.) The lactation consultant who told me they had “the happiest job in the hospital.” The roar that went up under our window at 7 p.m. when the hospital shifts changed over. The fact that, after all, no one even checked to see if we had a car seat because they were so eager to get us out, and how the taxi driver who drove us home kept saying, “It’s a blessing!” with tears in his eyes, and who didn’t socially distance nearly enough. These are the first people their baby would meet, and there was a lot to be said for that. “Please don’t hesitate to reach out,” I wrote, and sent it. I felt a little silly, but what did that matter? Brings it all back.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2020 on I've Got To Get Going at JustOneMinute
There is nothing that characterizes progs more than their sense of projection. That’s how they justify all of the horrible things that they do to people. First they convince themselves that we hate them more than they hate us (because their inferiority complexes won’t allow the possibility that we are indifferent to them.) CAthyF, that is one of the most astute observations I've ever read on the left's world view.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2020 on I've Got To Get Going at JustOneMinute
Yes, I was thinking how odd it is that Porch's co-worker and this mother chose Mother's Day - the isolation is devastating. The teenager used snapchat stories to announce and grieve and it was so hard to see that unfold. I'm helping my daughter work through her own feelings and would appreciate any good literature you all can offer. Thanks.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2020 on Darn It at JustOneMinute
Also, the mother of a teenager my daughter knows committed suicide on Mother's Day, and her best friend has said if it wasn't for the shut down this poor woman in a dark place would have been busy with her work and social connections.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2020 on Darn It at JustOneMinute
Why the f*** are schools closed?!?!? Posted by: cathyf | May 13, 2020 at 02:23 AM Because the teachers' unions (in NY anyway, in my area) refused to return to the buildings. Teachers are generally nice people, but I have been told that there are about 10% of students in the local districts that have basically been incommunicado during the remote learning phase. Not answering phone calls or emails from the district employees, not checking into zoom calls, not doing assignments. You can't tell me that they care about equity when they are willing to stay home and let these kids flounder.
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So I have a question, if you live in a state like NY that has actively discouraged the use of HCQ and you develop symptoms of the Coronavirus, can you ask your doctor to prescribe the HCQ cocktail and if they refuse sue them?
Toggle Commented May 12, 2020 on Darn It at JustOneMinute
It's probably already been noticed by people smarter than me, but: #obaMAGAte You have to love that MAGA fits in there nicely.
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I would happily join a lynching tar and feathering party on Cuomo. Me too! Is there a sign up list?
Toggle Commented May 10, 2020 on Good Golly Miss Molly at JustOneMinute
Hi all! I finally caught up and now I can't remember what happened to who except that MM lost Maggie this week - I'm so sorry MM. This recipe is a good one, since there's nothing else to talk about (haha): https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020895-pretzel-shortbread Not keto friendly.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2020 on Good Golly Miss Molly at JustOneMinute
OL, I'm curious, what do you think the scenario is for bail out? The local paper here reported that Tom Reed (NY-23) said that the money would be given directly to local governments with strict guidelines for how it can be spent (police, firefighters), and not to governors to fix their deficits. Is that possible? Probably?
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2020 on Another Day In Paradise at JustOneMinute
Observations from the grocery store frontline: 1) Most of the folks working in this high end chain are distressed not about being exposed to the virus, but about the steep decline in traffic. 2) Student-aged Asians wear masks and practice no other social distancing. 3) Instacart is a week (A WEEK) behind in online orders, so much so that store employees laid off (specialty products and catering) are making up the income with Instacart shopping. 4) The store is devising it's own online shopping to complement the Instacart model for pick up. 5) People are still buying food like they're hosting a party - particularly young, college aged folks. 6) Senior college student I worked with was completely shut out of her dorm and will have to pay to gain access to her possessions. 7) The moniker Karen is well-placed, the people most consumed with social distancing are middle-aged white women and the unfortunate "soy boys." One woman actually namaste 'd me as she stayed as far away as possible. She must have said thank you ten times. 8) The social interactions were mostly great, even in a college town. It was nice to visit with strangers, though the work is hard. I'm pretty sure the cuts in all areas - public and private sector - are going to be draconian. It will be interesting to see if the GOP can withstand the pressure to bail out states like mine. For the first time, I'm seeing people actually consider that their jobs won't exist in 6 months. We're just starting to hear rumblings about the school district budget cuts. It's going to be bad.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2020 on Another Day In Paradise at JustOneMinute
Tiny Town aka Ithaca is laying off a bunch of city employees... https://ithacavoice.com/2020/04/ithaca-waiting-on-federal-aid-announces-employee-layoffs-in-response-to-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR16kN_6RsHmamKVUajJxhFzKSiUGEyZNmzgEh5IAEUnU1fDwNjh_GFDlQM Lots of kvetching about federal funds. It sounds like the administration is making sure that any federal funds go directly to municipalities for police/fire/essential staffing and not into governors' slush funds. Though Ithaca is a "Sanctuary City" and might not see a dime, which is a hardship, but well-deserved.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2020 on Answering The Bell at JustOneMinute