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I would never move to the tri-cities area. I want something nice, away from everything.
Yep, leave it to McCain to say the right thing. Honestly, let us just tweak the ACA. There has to be a way to do this. I just do not understand the GOP in congress. Screaming about repeal for seven years, and unable to come up with anything that can be stomached by people who have some humanity left. Meaning they have no idea. This latest bill is just an atrocity. There got to be a way that people can see a doctor without going broke, a way for people to access healthcare and still eat. If the rest of the civilized world can, why not us? And why stick it to the poor and the old? Now that I am old(er), I react badly to this.
And Vanwa, I do not think we have forgotten Houston. We have too many of those storms right now, it is overwhelming. Florida, Puerto Rico, the islands, it just never ends these days. I feel so bad for all these people. Everywhere.
2017, not a good year. Idiot in WH, idiot in Russia, idiot in NK, idiot in Turkey, idiot in Philippines. Hurricanes, quakes, fires. A good thing I do not believe in the supernatural as we already got the morons saying it is divine retribution. That’s what happens when you flunk science.
No idea how the German election will play. Seems the money is on Angela, but these days? Who knows what people think and do.
I need to find me a quiet spot somewhere in the world to retire to. Any suggestions?
In the meantime, all enjoy the nice fall weather that we will be having for a few days.
after all the scamming and the basement being down and then Drift stating they might shut us down soon anyway, I stayed away a bit. Are they really thinking of shutting this? I guess with only 4-5 people active at uneven times, it might make sense. But they do tend to keep it shut away anyway. Guess they rather not have it. Guess we might all need to drift over to Drift’s blog if he has us.
What can I say to current events? Storms and hurricanes, quakes, and Trump. Bad out there. Trump is an embarrassment. Speaking at UN he sounded…demented. He is unfit for just abotu everything. The world might actually believe we follow him. His base is shrinking. If this newest atrocity of health care repeal goes through, so many people will be screwed.Not even VanWa can like this one. Couple it for the tax redo with everything going to the fat cats and us getting maybe 20 bucks off, the populace is doomed. I wish people were actually informed.
Time to go home….
And that cat story, just. Unbelievable.
Drift, Paolini’s books are for teens although I enjoyed them also. What type of books besides horror do you like, jj? I am an avid reader myself.
You might like Rosalind Miles. Historical fiction and very good. So is Philippa Gregory who wrote all those books about the War of the Roses. Amazing writing.
I do sci-fi/fantasy a lot.
For some unknown reason, I planted different hot peppers. Don’t know some of them but man, are they hot. I ain’t eating them. Harvest very good so far. My one cucumber plant wants to set a record, green beans were plentiful. Tomatoes all coming in. Yum yum
Vanwa, reading comprehension isn’t your strong point, is it? I have no idea how you translated my words into your assessment of them.
And what the heck is a phycologist???
Leftist thugs.. yea, nice. Best to let those rw Nazis run wild then, eh. Them poor lil babies. So misunderstood. Focus on them and condemn and then we talk.
I cannot understand why people think Herr Twitler accomplished anything. I mean, yea, golf plays galore. And executive orders galore. You know, all the stuff he criticized Obama for? He sure managed to do more of those orders and more of those plays, didn’t he?
He is cringe-worthy. An embarrassment to the world. Can’t think of another president in WH who has done that much damage in such a short time. He reacts to any perceived personal slight with a tweet that’s just so spur-of-the-moment stupid, he can’t work with congress, he actually can’t face the real world (look where exactly he spends his time. His properties and the WH).
The guy is mentally ill. He is ill equipped for the job.
I still say he will quit in a hissy fit mood. Fits his personality. Then he can go around and lie even more.
Hey Drift. Excellent article – thanks for sharing. Considering this was written in 08, it is clear that all this is still suppressed as usual. Gotta keep that evil stuff from sick people, gotta keep pharma happy. Sick bastards.
As for the rest of the news..sigh. Humans are truly remarkably stupid and ignorant. And the level of testosterone in display. Just sad. Some of the pictures from Charlottesville – you would think it is 1939 and the Hitler Youth is marching. How anybody can support such thinking is beyond me.
Vanwa, aside from your usual stab at Obama – what else is new- I know what I would NOT do if I were prez. I would not make an ass out of myself on Twitter every daily, showing that I am feeble, old, driven my ever diminishing testosterone levels, not knowing what I am doing at all, scared, dimwitted, stupid. I would, however, keep my mouth shut and let diplomacy and people in the know handle this. This involves nukes; we need brainy people to solve this and we need the recognition of what is behind the NK idiot’s push.
Garden is doing well. We planted very late here, but we are already harvested greens beans, cucumbers, and some tomatoes. Bell peppers are growing bigger, and for some unknown reason I planted five different hot peppers which are all exploding.
JJ – that cat story. I am so sorry about SIL. What a cautionary tale. I never expected to rad a cat bite would lead to this.
As for eclipse. I work way way south, pretty much right under the main event. Campus will be a zoo as we rented out every dorm room and inch of green space. I ain’t going nowhere near that place. Staying home and will just watch here. So I miss a few percent. Given that traffic it’s worth it.
hey all, staying cool these days? We replaced furnace and heat pump a few months ago and actually can stay cool in this house. A good thing.
Drift, here is a link to article for you. Might be a bit generic for someone like you who is knowledgeable but still. I do not indulge, but I am a firm believer that cannabis has a ton of medicinal purposes. I would not hesitate to use if needed.
A very good, thoughtful write by Flake. Might be worthwhile to keep an eye on this guy in the future.
As we can see from a post by another person here, the Trumpie fan base is in total denial, with nothing left to say except: “But Obama…”
Our world standing has sunk to the lowest ever under Twitler, GOP has shown they are completely dysfunctional, and the uneducated, illiterate base supports the goon in the WH and decides not to pay attention to facts.
With all the ongoing Obama bashing still, I am still waiting to hear how he screwed us as a nation and the trumpies in particular. Facts, please.
Not holding my breath.
And no VanWa, this isn’t really addressed to you.
Own all of congress, own the WH – and can’t get a thing done or govern. The sheer idiocy of the modern GOP is now in plain sight for all to see. Even the trumpie fans are seeing what exactly these people stand for – and it ain’t the regular folks.
Unfortunately, the country looks extremely stupid to the rest of the world.
And Herr Twitler is devolving ever faster.
What a shame. What has this country come to? The new Spicy replacement mouthing obscenities to a report on the phone? Trump imitating Hitler in giving a political speech to the boy scouts? Ranting?
Seems the mental health profession has given a clear go-ahead to ignore a fundamental rule of the profession and is urged to speak about twitler’s diagnosis. Progress.
How much longer?
Well, the family first went to Rome to play tourists. Great city, highly recommend, overwhelming. So much to see. We had a great apartment centrally located so we could walk everywhere. The riches of the Vatican are amazing. The Roman stuff was fantastic; even went to coast and dipped the toes into the Mediterranean. Only drawback was heat – boy, was it hot. Then they went back home and I went to Germany to visit family and friends. I pretty much did that the whole time – seeing one or the other, having a great time. Even hit our local Castle Fest a bit – food and drinks and music around the castle. Always good to get out – it’s a truly different world. The differences become more apparent.
I am back. A good vacation it was. Great to see Europe, family, friends. Not so good that everyone went like this: what were you guys thinking???? Funny thing is they all assumed new elections after Twitler resigns or gets dumped. Had to tell them that we would be stuck with the religious anti-everything nut Pence, followed by Satan’s spawn Ryan.
Seven years of oaths to replace ACA – and what do we get? They are truly the party of losers.
But let’s enjoy the nice weather we are having. It’s good to be back.
ok, vanwa, as a good liberal, I and every other liberal I know, condemn this type of violence. Violence has no place in a civilized society. Period.
Let’s engage in some soul searching, however. Do not paint us all with the same brush. Kindly also look to the rhetoric and actions we have been subjected to for 8 years under Obama. Kindly look at the alt right and their white supremacy on the right that is on the upswing. If all this continues, I am afraid for this society. Crass words (as exhibited by you, for example), do not help anything.
I was struck by the statements published by members of congress. How good to hear that often Dems and Repubs are such good friends outside of congress. Then how about displaying such friendship IN congress??? All we ever see and hear is these morons go at it. If they can compromise outside, try compromise inside and get some decent stuff going.
PS: and congress, repubs, do not try to silence female senators. Your gender bias is showing.