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August 15, 2020

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DrJ

First!

Neo

A man at a wood processing facility goes to his boss with a nail in his hand. The boss says .. "this means you will have to take a drug test". Man pulls nail out of hand and says "No problem, I'm good".

The Infamous Ignatz

Just Mensheviks v Bolsheviks again.
Whenever that conflict occurs the one thing you can count on is the bodies of the sacrosanct poor will be stacked up like cord wood by their benefactors.

Threadkiller

Half the militia is sharing a Poweraide bottle. Must have enough moonshine in it to make it virus free.

That is enough live stream for me. Time to go watch grass grow.

Here is the link again:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BrmmKlKNA3g

Hot Stuff is having trouble keeping her battle gear in place, please alert me if there is a war-wardrobe malfunction.


The Infamous Ignatz

I thought Jason Whitlock's use of Cronkite and Tet was apropos.
Cronkite was asshoe. Stern is asshoe.
Cronkite's turn against Viet Nam marked a turning point. Stern also serves as a repulsive ape in a coal mine [I think that's the metaphor].

henry

If your are gonna send more marxists, I’m gonna need more ammo.

GUS

If made a couple of interesting comments on the previous thread that do not bode well for anyone.

Cali and it's SOVIET STYLE Electrical service.

How is it working?? Cali has deep state, but doesn't need to. Clowns like Threesome are happy to reduce their populous to serfs. Can't be fixed if MUSSOLINI believes it's working just fine.

How about the FAST TRAIN. How's that working out.
COMMUNISM, does not plan for a rainy day. Every day is a deluge.

Extraneus

I might be willing to support free college tuition, but only for math, science and engineering, and only for American citizens.

GUS

I meant that Iggy had made some great points.

Threadkiller

I decided to give is a few more minutes and wouldn’t you know, the beginnings of a fight started and the live streamer cut his feed. A tall burlap sack full of rotten potatoes dude from Antifa charged a militia dude and there was barking galore. Only about 12 people there. Oh well.

cathyf

A PhD in math or science is a paying gig. An undergrad degree in math, science or engineering gets jobs that pay well enough to make student loans quite practical.

Better than free...

Old Lurker

Nothing should be called "free" because it ain't.

SOMEBODY pays for it.

Threadkiller

I am willing to teach the eligibility clause for free. You will get more than you paid for.

Old Lurker

TK, your key word is "willing", and as the person doing the paying, that should always be your call, and yours along.

Yes, yes, I know I preach to the choir.

Old Lurker

along? alone...

Threadkiller

I probably wouldn’t object to being forced to teach the eligibility clause, OL.

:-)

MissMarple2

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Great work by the Governors of AZ, IA, LA, and NM (@DougDucey @IAGovernor @LouisianaGov
& @GovMLG) who responded to my Executive Action and promptly submitted applications, that we APPROVED QUICKLY, to support Americans out of work because of the ChinaVirus. More states to come!

The Infamous Ignatz

Non PC Heh

MissMarple2

David J Harris Jr
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36% of Blacks are less likely to vote for Biden with Kamala Harris on the ticket.

Jane

Yikes TM, very interesting post. Not sure I'm in on it.

lyle

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2020/08/infographic-6-reasons-to-vote-democrat.html

Do click.

Jane

Free tuition? Hell I think it should be mandatory to work all thru college. I constantly say how I worked from the time I could walk - blah blah blah, but it truly was the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned about the outside world, I respected $$, I became self-reliant from an early age. I have absolutely no regrets.

Maybe the rule should be that every dime you earn working while in school will be applied against your student loans. (Of course then you have to keep track.)

MissMarple2

In case you guys missed this yesterday (I did) here is President Trump announcing houses of worship should open THIS WEEKEND. Video at the link.

He's hitting his stride. 👏 https://t.co/k5H6sAm3Tm

— Patrick Courrielche (@courrielche) August 15, 2020
Old Lurker

Fauci says Americans are too fat to be trusted to protect themselves from Covid so he has to do it.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/herd-immunity-us-study-fauci

Old Lurker

MM, since our first open air beach service of the entire season last week drew 100 of my neighbors out of their hiding places, and even though the beach ushers made us all sit 6-10 apart (in the bright sun with a steady breeze)...the church this week said MA limits even beach services to 50 so we were required to register in a lottery to win the right to go to the next one.

Can't make it up.

Jane

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2020/08/infographic-6-reasons-to-vote-democrat.html

6 reasons to vote for democrats this year!

MissMarple2

OL,

President Trump says in his announcement that the people have the RIGHT to attend worship and if the governors refuse to let churches, synagogues and mosques open he will OVERRIDE them.

Should be an interesting showdown. I am sure the Democrats will now call this unconstitutional and come out against church attendance.

Old Lurker

MM, I remain curious how a POTUS has the power to override a local official.

lyle

A mere 14 minutes apart...

Buford Gooch

Iggy, that Indian marriage thing was reprehensible. I'm still laughing. ;)

rse

From a slide to get the school year off well--

CONFRONTING RACISM AS SCHOOL COMMUNITY

At Brooklyn LAB, we believe education must provide all students equitable access to meaningful opportunities for learning and thriving. In the wordsof Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom: “When schools reopen, they could be spaces of justice, high expectations, creativity, and processing the collective trauma of COVID-19.” To achieve this vision, we must work together to listen to and understand students who are made most vulnerable by our education system and collaborate to transform ourselves and our education system to be anti-racist and anti-ableist. The work of meeting the needs of all students begins with a willingness to reflect on and take action against systems of bias, ableism, and white supremacy. It continues when we take a strengths-based approach to all of our students by asking how we can create the systems and learning environments that reflect everyone. We strengthen this approach by committing to justice and designing systems that plan for variability based on the lived experiences of those who are most deeply impacted.


And we wonder why no one can discuss the fentanyl in george floyd. It would get in the way of the excuse for revolution.

The Infamous Ignatz

--“When schools reopen, they could be spaces of justice, high expectations, creativity, and processing the collective trauma of COVID-19.” --

High expectations! That's a laugh. High expectations of conformity of thought and servitude, maybe.
And the only collective effin CCP bug trauma I've experienced is the trauma of not being able [so far] to knock some collective mask Nazi teeth out.

The Infamous Ignatz

--MM, I remain curious how a POTUS has the power to override a local official.--

Presumably through the same civil rights claim that had the Feds escorting kids to school.
Would be rather powerful "optics" as the tools say to have Feds escorting church goers past state Stasi.

MissMarple2

OL,

We are under a national emergency. As I understand it, that is what gives him the power.

I do not claim to be a constitutional lawyer, but at the same time, what gives a governor the right to remove a constitutional right?

I need to get some housework done , so I will let you argue this amongst yourselves.😬

Old Lurker

Two things are different from that example, Ig.

Back then the schools wanted to teach kids.

And churches wanted to attend to their flocks.

See how much progress has been made?

Old Lurker

I have a real problem with anybody having the ability to declare an emergency then claim dictatorial powers until that same person declares it over.

Why, come to think of it, that might start with a clamp down for a "couple of weeks to prep the hospitals" but then morph into six months and counting while they dream of another year and a half.

Good thing that could never happen here.

ccgirl

OL, so if you worship the sun any number may attend, but if you worship God, then only 50. Sounds like most of the dumbass rules here in Falmouth.
Last week they shut off parking at two areas that they had just opened to 100% parking. But some officious board of health member decided they were at a “level 5” - whatever that is - and so closed parking. Meanwhile the beaches were wide open to drop offs! A friend complained it took her one hour to get to the beach as she tried those two lots and then ended up waiting at our regular beach. Here depending on the whim of the parking attendant and the whim of the cop, if the attendant calls, you can wait or get kicked out of line. No rhyme or reason to it.

Threadkiller

My daughter is in despair over her former fun loving social media group. She doesn’t post much other than school band stuff and compliments to others and birthday wishes. The platform used to be used for pre covid get together information. Slowly but surely SJW teenagers in the group have started posting nonsense that always has a flavor of “either you are with us or you are against us.”

Her dearest friend who she spent the last two years giggling and being a goofy girl with has posted someone else’s bullshit about the right-wing using the death of the 5 year old white boy to silence a black movement that is about so much more. Nobody in the group is black. Her friend was more cautious with her words than the post she copied from somewhere else: “Although this is indeed a tragedy...”

My daughter is smart enough to know that she is in a trap. If she is silent she is a bad person. If she asks for political stuff to be posted somewhere else so their media can remain about the group she is an ignorant bad person, and if she corrects the stupidity she is a Nazi.

This has taken a real toll on her. I have some ideas, but they are pretty aggressive.

Old Lurker

TK, hence that link I posted on the other thread about the numbers of young people who have at least considered suicide because of Covid stress.

Old Lurker

cc...been watching your beach shenanigans on the local news. It is everywhere.

henry

thread

@senronjohnson

The timeline of @JoeBiden and Hunter’s multimillion-dollar Ukrainian conflict of interest is revealing. Only two months after revolution to rid Ukraine of corruption, Hunter’s business partner, Devon Archer, meets VP Biden at White House. Doesn’t that seem a little odd? (1)

https://twitter.com/senronjohnson/status/1294645273302650885?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

For the Corn Pop contingent;

ccgirl

TK, when my 24 year old was in high school the same thing happened during an election. I can’t recall which one, but the band or the stage crew had a facebook page for information. Then a bunch of mean teen lefties took over. Daughter would rant to us about it. Sometimes she fought back. Much more toxic these days.

Of course years later she still doesn’t post tripe, but she believes in systematic racism and such. We just keep trying to point out the real story when she starts up.

I feel for your kid. It’s crazy. Unfortunately they need to figure out what they stand for early on in this social media age. There’s no avoiding it.

Porchlight

Austin extended stay at home order until December.

I went to work yesterday for a walkthrough (I don't start until two weeks from Monday, the day before my kids start school, nice timing).

Some people were pretty normal and others looked completely freaked out to be with people. The tweakers always HAVE to tell you how they never go anywhere and don't socialize with anyone.

Porchlight

That sucks, TK. I can completely imagine - I have a 17 year old and a 14 year old. They pretty much parrot the SJW line. I wish they didn't. You're doing a better job than I.

ccgirl

I spent several hours in the garden. Time to clean up when I finish lunch soon. It’s raining for the first time in weeks, and of course neighbors are having a double birthday party tonight. Finally a party outside, but rain.

On the plus side, rumor has it that the Trump pop up trailer business (not affiliated with campaign) is so busy that the owner is expanding all over the northeast. And each week there are a few more brave souls writing letters to the local paper regarding the biases going on.


Another Bob

Hmm.

In Seattle, BLM invaded a neighborhood, demanding that the residents get out.

Hmm.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Two things are different from that example, Ig.

Back then the schools wanted to teach kids.

And churches wanted to attend to their flocks.

See how much progress has been made?--

Well, the point is whether the schools wanted to teach black kids the local pols didn't want them to and it took Eisenhower and Federal marshals to extend their civil rights to them.

And if your church doesn't attend to its flock you're not actually at a church. There are plenty of real churches around.

Porchlight

Trump boat parade right now - Clearwater to Madeira Beach, FL. They are trying for the world record which was beaten last month by another Trump boat parade.

ccgirl

Porch, last Sunday a woman told my husband he was sitting too close to her family’s area on the beach. He moved, but thought it was a bit much on her part. Then she is leaving and she sticks her maskless face between our chairs to let us know we could sit in her area now. After she left I though I should have screamed at her for violating my space.

We also have so many customers who come in. “We just flew in the other day, but we are quarantining!” I think not. Apparently the hardware store doesn’t count. I really don’t care, but don’t preach about how virtuous you are! Jeepers

Porchlight

The comments on this NYT Clinesmith article are interesting. Select "All" comments if it isn't already (NYT picks and Readers picks are what you'd expect).

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/us/politics/kevin-clinesmith-durham-investigation.html#commentsContainer

It's not monolithic against Trump/Barr by any means. Some lawyers express alarm at Clinesmith's actions. There's a crack in the dam.

Porchlight

Exactly ccgirl.

Work is going to be a major cluster. And when I agreed to go back in person, I assumed my kids would be in school. Real school. Turns out that's not the case, of course.

I love how the decisions on how it's all going to work are being made by the people who won't be setting foot in the building. What a perfect miniature expression of this whole insane business.

sbwaters

This has taken a real toll on her.

Sympathy. She can’t trust what she sees in the media, and shouldn’t.

But she can test what she sees for consistency, without necessarily broadcasting the results.

She doesn’t have to speak up, but if challenged, only say that it was interesting and she is examining it.

ccgirl

I am sorry you have to deal with it. I feel lucky that my guys are in college. Also oldest’s local private school gr 7-12 plans on in person classes. Ironically, it mostly the lefty parents who are demanding it. I am sure they support closing the public schools at the same time.

Also the only people who I hear say we need to keep everything shut down are retired with a pension, or state/fed/town employees. I continue to explain that a lot of people are without income, and the side effects of this shut down will be even worse than we imagine. The customer usually has a mask under the nose as well 🙄

Old Lurker

Porch "are being made by the people who won't be setting foot in the building."

And who will be paid in full for whatever work they don't have to do anyway.

henry

I’m tempted to get pepper spray for noses sticking out of SJW masks. Very tempted.

Old Lurker

Yes Ig, I knew both your comments were coming but I did not want to miss making my twin points about changes in their perceived missions of schools and churches both since the 50-60's.

ccgirl

I agree with SBW, as he and others helped me find suitable replies. It’s harder when one is young, but think how much she will learn with gentle coaching. (Something I am working on when my daughters engage me. It’s hard not to just blow my stack and tell them to get a clue.)

One idea is to use the line “must this be unpleasant? I thought we were just having a discussion about various points of view.”

Again, for the youth I guess there is no way to avoid it, as their world is phone and computer based. Maybe if she begins to read some info online she can at least feel satisfied that she knows the truth.

It’s very tough. I need to clean up and get some work done. Hang in there all.

Captain Hate

Iggy, that Indian marriage thing was reprehensible. I'm still laughing. ;)

I thought it was like something Biden would say. As in offensively not funny.

henry

DNC convention next week... via Zoom (Chinese owned like the DNC). Protest idiots are around, Wauwatosa police have them in hand so far. Helped a neighbor move a bit further south (egads no!! Not Illinois south, that would be madness). Exactly 1 Biden sign in a 25 mile radius, lots of Trump signs, flags, bumper stickers.

(btw, strapping an ice pack to my lower back really feels good. Plus a couple 12 oz muscle relaxers. In 2020, I discover I’m not 20 anymore).

jimmyk

They didn't include the Qwik-e Mart option? Apu gets no respect.

Jane

TK,

She needs a hobby that has nothing to do with politics. Get her a cat or dog. Plant flowers. Something to make her mind happy. This is very very very tough on kids.

Porch,

They can only ignore Clinesmith for so long. We now have proof the FBI is corrupt and tried to overthrow an election. And of course he wasn't alone. The day before it came out Jim Acosta was bragging that there was absolutely no malfeasance and it was all Trump's Russia collusion. Now he has to decide if it's okay for the FBI to tamper with elections if he likes the other candidate.

At some point the media is going to have to deal with their role in this. That will be very interesting, indeed.

henry

Didn’t Biden mention the 7-11 / Indian immigrant thing when he ran against Reagan (GHWB, both?)

Captain Hate

Clinesmith was on Mueller's team

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mueller-lawyer-with-anti-trump-bias-is-ex-fbi-official-facing-fisa-criminal-investigation

This wasn't difficult to find.

sbwaters

ccgirl, the purpose of sport was to celebrate excellence without the specter of politics hanging over it.

Similarly, the purpose of extracurricular activity is to engage in community with others so inclined also without the specter of politics hanging over it.

So too church and education.

Sometimes it is necessary to remind others how unbecoming it appears to insert politics so aggressively.

There are many layers between the velvet glove and the iron fist. One gracefully removes as many layers as is necessary to make the point, and no reason to regret doing it.

Rocco

Good afternoon,

Of course I knew nothing of Tom Maguire the socialist poet, but I did find the lyrics to a song he wrote "Sweating Song".

Lyrics of a song written by Tom Maguire, a poet, trade union activist and socialist, "on the occasion of the strike of Jewish tailors at Leeds". It calls for united action to defeat the "sweaters" who employ immigrant labour for low wages in "sweating dens" (these would now be called sweatshops). Maguire was born in Leeds, the son of Irish immigrants, and died of pneumonia at the young age of 29. This one penny songsheet was published in East London by the radical Yiddish language newspaper 'Workers' Friend', and includes versions of the song in both English and Yiddish.

[From the archives of William Wess; document reference: MSS.240W/4/6/11

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/docs/racism/jewish/

So we can thank Tom Maguire the socialist poet, photographer, songwriter and journalist for coining the word, "Sweatshop."

I've missed more than a few days out here, hope all is well.

henry

sbw, as far as leaving politics out of it... what I learned in grad school and rse documents daily is that for the modern progs the whole person applies everywhere. Separating home life from work (while at work) is patriarchal and linear thinking. Thus banned. You are required to subsume to the village. Period. No individuals, no free speech, no grading of effort, no shaming. To think Odumbo complained about “negative rights” in the Constitution. There is literally nothing positive about the prog oppression.

James D.

might be willing to support free college tuition, but only for math, science and engineering, and only for American citizens.

How about we instead get back to K-12 schools teaching kids actual reading and math and science so that they are actually equipped to do something straight out of high school. And then legislatively overturn the Duke Energy decision and stop helge propaganda that everyone must go to 4 year residential college straight out of high school. And then shut off the federal money spigot to colleges so that they have to fire all the diversity deans and end the grievance studies departments and sell off the fancy amenities for students to private companies, and tuition would drop dramatically.

Then we wouldn’t need free tuition or massive student loan programs.

Captain Hate

Didn’t Biden mention the 7-11 / Indian immigrant thing when he ran against Reagan (GHWB, both?)

I thought it was earlier too but it was in 2006 in the runup for 2008.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bidens-comments-ruffle-feathers/

jimmyk

At some point the media is going to have to deal with their role in this. That will be very interesting, indeed.

I wish I believed that, Jane, but who's going to hold them accountable? It's just one big self-affirming bubble. The few that aren't, which we can count on one hand (Strassel, Attkisson, maybe Greenwald and Taibbi) are too easily ignored by the MSM.

sbwaters

"Systemic racism" is injected into the system by those who play the card, valid or not, to benefit by shaming or virtue signaling.

The most fascinating pretzel twist will come when Al Sharpton’s next Washington theater tries resolve the inconsistency of BLM identity politics with Dr. Martin Luther King championing individuality:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

henry

Thanks for checking CH.

henry

Interesting Trump vid at link. Peace through firepower subtheme. 75 years of peace with Japan.

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1294687092237312000?s=21

clarice

their readers are holding them accountable by dropping their subscriptions and tuning them out. They have no great credibility any longer, jimmyk

Threadkiller

Thanks for the input. I am heading out, so I will respond later today.

Another Bob

Has anyone ever figured out who's getting rich from Antifa and BLM?

The Infamous Ignatz

--Has anyone ever figured out who's getting rich from Antifa and BLM?--

Sure. Trained Marxists.

Captain Hate

their readers are holding them accountable by dropping their subscriptions and tuning them out. They have no great credibility any longer, jimmyk

The market will render the final judgement and, despite it being an oligopoly, something better will replace it.

Nobody's getting rich from BLM and antifa; they're ChiCom destabilizing operations (so they're hoping to benefit long term).

sbwaters

Democrats, AB. That’s the website where the online donations went. And that doesn’t take into account corporate donations.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Austin extended stay at home order until December.--

Austin has its problems no doubt, but they are a leg up on other people's municipalities.
They're defunding their po-lice and shunting the money to Planned Parenthood.
There is a certain genius to responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and its attendant violence by investing in the extermination of the supply of future black lives.
Goebbels is probably kicking himself in hell for not coming up with "Jewish Lives Matter" circa 1935 or so.

MissMarple2

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In just the past couple of weeks;

Clinton was accused of pedophilia

FBI Attorney pleads guilty to falsifying documents for a coup directed by Obama.

Trump brokered a peace deal between UAE and Israel

That’s a couple of years worth of news. Now it’s 2 weeks.

Good times
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Also, Press conference from Bedminster at 5PM.

In local news here, I got breakfast and lunch dishes done, got the trash out, and got a mess of fresh green beans and new red potatoes in the crock pot for supper! - MM

rse

To henry's point--another quote

Historically there has been a false choice in education between the things we need to do for students’ social and emotional development, physical and mental health and the pursuit of academic excellence. Today we know that a healthy context for learning and development requires attention to young people’s safety, health, mental health, social, emotional and cognitive development, academic skills, identity and agency—not some of these things, all of them, together. And today with the crisis of COVID-19 layered on top of systemic racism in education and beyond, we have no choice but to promote the learning and development of the whole child. The path to a calm classroom is a calm brain, the path to learning is a calm brain, and the path to a calm brain is prioritizing activities that build relationships, establish routines (and conditions), and promote resilience—what we are calling the New Three Rs. Every adult working with young people needs to be prepared with this knowledge and these tools and practices to support ALL learners.

Captain Hate

Goebbels is probably kicking himself in hell for not coming up with "Jewish Lives Matter" circa 1935 or so.

NYT: All the Final Solutions Fit To Print

rse

Adding this because it goes to the various definitions of epigenetic and how it matters now to education template. Wave from a rainy ATL to Kev.

Context—the environments, experiences and relationships in our lives—is the primary driver of who we become, including the expression of our genes.There is no separation of nature and nurture, biology and environment, or brain and behavior, only a collaboration between them.This means that our lives are not pre-determined by a genetic program. Genes are chemical followers, which means that they are triggered into expression by the environments, experiences and relationships in our lives. Today, the stress and trauma that children are witnessing and feeling is all around us—on our city streets, in our homes, on TV and on social media 24/7. This is an example of negative context. The COVID-19 pandemic is happening to all of us, but it has hit vulnerable communities the hardest with much higher rates of serious illness and death.

The Infamous Ignatz

Interesting development on my computer.
Microsoft shoved their new Edge browser in my face a day or two ago.
I clapped back :) but didn't uninstall it.

So this morning out of the blue I get the dreaded eternal blue ball of death on Firefox when I tried to refresh any website. Tried my phone. No problem connecting through the same wifi. Rebooted. No change. Rebooted and unplugged. No change. Finally tried Edge; works fine. Uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Still the rotating ball of death and it either says "read www.website.com" at the bottom or "transferring data from websites r us".
I don't know if Edge has a Doomsday device in it aimed at other browsers or if something else that has never happened just happened to happen when Microsoft happened to put Edge on my machine.

I put a nice big pic of Bill Gates on Edge and punched my monitor. I feel much better.
And I get to treat myself to a new monitor. :)

Jane

You okay Rocco?

Jane

Henry,

If we survive, it's gotta come brashing dOWN ON them one day. Fingers crossed.

The Infamous Ignatz

--The path to a calm classroom is a calm brain, the path to learning is a calm brain, and the path to a calm brain is prioritizing activities that build relationships, establish routines (and conditions), and promote resilience—what we are calling the New Three Rs.--

Those sound like the same 3Rs that gave Cambodia the two million calm brains laying about its killing fields and caused a million Vietnamese boat people to choose the stormy seas in leaky bathtubs over the calm brains produced in the fourth R of the communist Reeducation camps.

ccgirl

Re last night’s chat about figs, here is my friend’s recipe:

Peel, Cut in half, Sprinkle with sugar and broil. Watch carefully! Top with crumbled blue cheese, sliced almonds, and drizzle with honey. Yum!

TK, I had a thought about your daughter. My son was all into music and band in high school, but he was very shy and didn’t really follow any social media. He mostly gamed with a few other boys who were in scouts with him. Senior year he was drum major. When he transferred to UMass, which has an excellent marching band program, he decided not to join. He felt that the band crowd was too out there, and he just didn’t want to deal with the group think, and pressure to join in. It’s sad, because he was really so into trombone and jazz all through school. Now he putters with that, his key board, and his guitar, and joins only small extracurricular music groups at school.

My point is that the school music world is like the art world now. Way too much emphasis on trendy leftist themes, and kids running around with green and purple hair and such. So your daughter may need to find other hobbies as a distraction. Scouts saved my son. And he is a strange individual- I say that with love but it’s the truth. He is growing into his own now, but it was a rough ride.

Captain Hate

A woman down the street lets Teddy use her backyard to play with his buddy Django, although my bratty Airedale spends most of the time playing with toys Django pretty much ignores. We don't discuss politics because she's a loon, which is ok because she provides something of value to me and is a pleasant person otherwise and well intentioned. And even though she's a Covidiot hasn't inficted anything on me. But occasionally she'll come up with something that crosses my eyes.

She was at a local park where there were a lot of people, including children. She was marveling at the children voluntarily wearing masks outside because of what a lesson it is in being a good citizen. I must have endured a brief blood pressure spike. She's older than I am and surely went through a "resist authority" phase that I'm sure she's oblivious to how she's done a 180. She also used to teach at the local Montessori school, where I'm sure she was good at whatever she taught.

henry

Jane, yes it will come crashing down on them. Just not today. Any friend out here has beaucoup ammo. Which yesterday I loaded then unloaded from an truck in the move. Plus the usual dozen book cases of paper knowledge (kindle purveyors can’t erase the good stuff), etc. I should be able to party in full by Monday. Monday anvil on coup plotters collective heads works for me. : )

Captain Hate

It’s sad, because he was really so into trombone and jazz all through school. Now he putters with that, his key board, and his guitar, and joins only small extracurricular music groups at school.

Knowing what I do about music and how regimentedly competitive it is, playing in garage bands, of whatever genre, might be the best thing for him.

The Infamous Ignatz

--She's older than I am and surely went through a "resist authority" phase...--

The world is different as OL has pointed out.
Progs meant resist non prog authority. Now that they're in charge they mean resist authority and go to prison or the cemetery.

And conservatives who used to say law and order now say vive la revolucion!

Narciso


I think abban ebban misunderstood the phrase.


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jimmyk

their readers are holding them accountable by dropping their subscriptions and tuning them out.

Maybe it's atypical, but the NYT stock price has gone from about $13 in November 2016 to around $45 today. Their readers seem to love being fed whatever slop they shovel out.

Narciso

What did pt barnum say again?

ccgirl

CH, I know a million loons like the one you know. Dime a dozen in these parts. I think my son should have an interesting fall. He is home, but now that Umass cancelled campus living, a lot more boys his age will likely be around. And his best friend may come back from Maine. If so I am sure he will find some outlets musically. Meantime he writes short stories and novels, which we are not allowed to read. He runs, and bikes. He biked 40 miles yesterday , and then spent the afternoon chowing on all the food in the house! It’s going to be a long fall for his parents!

We decided to brew beer together though! Ordered up a kit yesterday. I don’t drink beer, but we need distractions from the real world, and something to have in common besides working in the store and politics.

Captain Hate

Law and order was fine as long as it adhered to Constitutional principles. When John Roberts joins four other nitbrains to,protect practicing gambling over religion, we're in uncharted waters.

MissMarple2

New t-shirts for this Trump-voters girls:

Rocco

Jane,

I'm doing OK, thanks for asking. I've had my grandkids this week and they keep me hopping young.

I can't take my eyes off them though, they're quick. My own on the other hand, well I remember telling people I worked in the hole where inmates throw urine, feces and spit at me but I'd rather be in the hole than dealing with my three son's a bitches! Of course I was kidding...I think?

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