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  2. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    So the Covington Catholic kid's lawyer, Lin Wood has officially filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post for $250 million. The amount Jeff Bezos paid for the newspaper. We will what happens. Supposedly, they are also suing Mr. Phillips. I look forward to seeing how this fight plays out. Mr. Wood was Herman Cain's lawyer, and Richard Jewell.
  3. safetypin

    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    The Millionaire Waltz by Queen By far my favorite Queen song along with Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy and Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon.
  4. safetypin

    How about a Game of Questions?

    (I want to know!) Hello who dis? (<-- my question)
  5. herring_RN

    Tuesday February 19, 2018

    Following today. Lots of interrupting phone calls today.
  6. Yesterday
  7. No Stars In My Eyes

    Tuesday February 19, 2018

    Good Gray Cold Afternoon to you all! Glad not to be up in the mountains, as THEY are getting or going to get a "Significant Ice-Event" and they ain't talkin' about Championship Ice Skating. S'posta be gray and cold through Friday. Dogs get groomed Thursday AM, so Ozzie will once again have to be wearing his turquoise sweater. Pip just likes to be buried under a blanket with the tip of her nose showing. Hubby and Nannie went to get their hair done; I told Nannie, like a good little dgt-in-law should, that her hair looks very nice. Nannie started squawking that "She cut it too short; there's no curl left in it. She was supposed to give me a perm. She's going away for two weeks, so I don't get my perm until then." (hubby adds, 'no, nannie, it's 4 weeks until you get your perm...') To which Nannie responds, "SQUAWK!GRIPE!GRUMBLE!SQUAWK!" I often would LIKE to say, "If you don't like it, or she doesn't do what you think she should do, SAY SOMETHING TO HER BEFORE SHE STARTS!" Yegods and little catfishes! But, y'know, if she spoke up ahead of time, what would she have to complain about? She said, about the 4 wk wait for a perm, "Well, that's just one more thing I'll have to worry about." [ok, nannie, let's make a LIST of ALL your worries!] This is the woman who, after she takes her evening wash, fixes and sprays her hair. She'll be going to bed within 2-3 hours, so what's the point? We don't give a flying-anything what her hair looks like between 7 PM and 10 PM. Hubby says she is trying to seduce the Sand Man. I'm doing okay, no major pain. But I am constantly catching myself ... either I shouldn't have done some move just after I've already done it, or I am about to do something, but realize it is on my NO-NO list. I have to keep reminding myself, "Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD!" It's not that I am non-compliant, but I guess I am ...I am full of habitual movements, leaning, lurching, awkward bending, stretching to reach too far, sitting down but turning around from the waist to the left or right to see something, picking up the (12 lb) dogs at times... I am discouraged with myself because I am causing some aching and soreness with my unconscious and abrupt leaping up and all those other motions I make, lacking finesse. I am trying to behave. I've decided that the only 'exercise' I can do is to stand up straight and adjust my feet-knees-hips-shoulders-head-chin...like I learned way-long-time-ago in a yoga class. Do you know, it is actually kind of tiring? When I think I've got it all lined up, I realize I have to readjust and readjust my adjusting! By the time two minutes has past, I'm shaky! [Oh pitiful posture, seek thine ideal! And again! No. Wait...again!'] I will have terrifically strong thighs because I have to do deep knee bends to get things out of the clothes dryer or change the pup-pee-pads or pick up one of the 3,000 things I DROP every single day! So, Tweety, at work, take a bandaid, upon which you have written the word "NO!", and stick it across your lips. At home, when you pick up your ringing phone, ( I have done this myself, many times, truly and for real!) answer it by saying, "NO!" Joe, that insurance co. work might be the very thing for you. Whether it is or not, you have some time before you have to say yes to any job offer. Like others have said here, it is good to be cautious. *Sidebar re: the word CAUTION. An uncle, when a teen, wrecked more than his share of cars. His step-dad said to him, "You need to be more cautious!" To which my uncle replied, "Who could be more cautioner than I?" Ted, It makes me smile to think of your core being containing all that MUSIC-MUSIC-MUSIC! (Did that sound like Ethel Merman just then?) I'm sorry that sometimes it requires a pick-axe and mining tools to get the compositions out! I'm sure, though, that Amy's head shots came out GREAT. She is, I think, beautiful and photogenic. How'd she end up with you? Does she have really bad vision? Oops! Sorry! Baaaaad joke! I didn't mean it, HONEST! Your link to Boogie Nights made me want to break out my Bee-Gees CD and ... well, can't dance right now, so I left it in its case. Phooey. BCg, Glad to hear your dgt is doing better. Had something similar to that once. It woke me up at 3 AM when I took a deep breath, it HURT like I was being stabbed mid-back; I thought my kidney was on it's way to being severely deceased. They did a nuclear x-ray of my lungs, would not let me move at all until they had a diagnosis, they were thinking I might have a blood-clot. I didn't. It was kind of interesting to see my nuclear-green- sparkled lungs moving with each breath. They said, "Pleurisy" and sent me home with the prednisone. Hey to everyone who follows!
  8. herring_RN

    Senate Republicans will vote on health care again

    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP.
  9. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
  10. herring_RN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it. The report: https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to
  11. herring_RN

    Media behaving badly

    Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/
  12. herring_RN

    Media behaving badly

    Reading several news reports it seems to me that she believed her source who claimed to be there when he was not. He claimed to be giving an eye witness account when clearly that would be impossible. Lara Logan also gave a speech a month before the Sixty Minutes report:
  13. No Stars In My Eyes

    How about a Game of Questions?

    AAAAHAHAHAHA! GOOD ONE! Gimme a minute to think of a question, OK?
  14. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Impressive, Tweety. You did it!!!!!!
  15. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Again, I am so proud to support a free press! From today's NY Times: Inside Trump's Two-Year War On The Investigations Encircling Him The story is complete with graphs, showing the number of overall attacks by Trump, then features additional graphs with breakdowns of his attacks on DOJ/FBI, James Comey, Obama administration, Hillary Clinton and the media. It is enough to make a Trumpster weep. Seriously, it looks like a list of Festivus grievances. I encourage all to read.
  16. Lil Nel

    Presidential Election 2020

    I agree that education, environment and healthcare should be priorities for candidates challenging Trump. But childcare is a societal issue. If we agree that the population needs to stay at a certain level to be competitive economically, then childcare is a societal problem. Of course, we could simply up the number of immigrants, to make up for any population shortage. And of course, child poverty is a societal problem. I don't see a millennial baby boom on the horizon. These people are saddled with student loan debt, and can't afford housing. They are delaying marriage and homeownership. They aren't having kids in droves. But of course, like the tech I mentioned, some just don't think ahead.
  17. Joe NightingMale

    Tuesday February 19, 2018

    Tbh I'm not sure, the problem is that only now I'm finding out about this and there is a lot of documentation already done that the reviewer could also look at....
  18. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    And we should all know that drag queen, doesn't equal pedophile. Just like Catholic priest, doesn't equal moral citizen. A robust First Amendment means we all have the right to be offended. The saddest part of the story I highlighted, is just how far the newspaper mentioned has fallen. It went from muckraker, to muck producer. Very sad.
  19. No Stars In My Eyes

    How about a Game of Questions?

    Would you believe it was something he used in the shower: COAST soap?
  20. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Here is another example of the media behaving badly. From today's Washington Post: 'Time For The KKK To Night Ride Again': An AL Newspaper Editor Wants To Bring Back Lynching Bravo to the student journalists who brought this outrageous garbage to light. They have a bright future ahead.
  21. Lil Nel

    Presidential Election 2020

    You know, I have never understood this economic equation. How is outside childcare so expensive, yet childcare workers, paid so little? Where is the money going? My family was very fortunate in that my grandmother and aunts provided childcare while my parents worked. I guess that is the beauty of nearby, extended family. Of course, this argument goes back to social welfare. If we look at Scandinavia, with some of the world's highest taxes, highest happy populations and highest social welfare programs, we can see the benefit to subsidized childcare.
  22. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Well, it looks as though the faux emergency declaration isn't working out so well for Trump. According to an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, 6 out of 10 Americans disapprove of the action. Hurry up 2020 elections!!!! I agree with Elizabeth Warren, that Trump may not be around for the elections, and if he is, he may be in for a very big surprise. Perhaps a second Blue Wave????
  23. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    This thread was started with the intent to continue the spread of distrust in the mainstream media, by Trump and Trumpsters. And why does Trump feel the need to discredit the media? Well, he also discredits the DOJ, FBI, and CIA. In other words, he attempts to discredit any instuition that doesn't fall in line with him, or his narrow set of beliefs. I am sure Trump and Trumpsters, are merely preparing for what may be coming soon: Mueller report. In the meantime, I am happy to debunk right-wing propaganda. It's kind of like a game. It's relaxing. It's fun. Carry on with the Games!
  24. Lil Nel

    Art and Music

    Trump would probably call for an investigation of Randy Rainbow, starting with his name.
  25. Lil Nel

    Presidential Election 2020

    Or maybe, both men and women should give actual thought to having children. The people that I know, myself included, who are childless, actually gave thought, to what it meant to be a parent. And we rejected parenthood. Most of the people I know with children, actually gave little thought to the process. The other night, a 25-year-old tech on my unit stated she was trying to get pregnant. I said: Haven't you had the boyfriend for three weeks? Shouldn't you know this guy a bit better before having a child with him? Her response: We've known each other longer than that. We just got together three weeks ago. Anyways, I'm not worried about it. I said: Oh. Her boyfriend is a 39-year-old, unemployed landscaper, who let's her buy him $60 Converse sneakers. And who is essentially living with her, in the apartment she still shares with another ex boyfriend. Yes, people need to THINK before reproducing.
  26. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    Yes. Perfect example of media behaving badly, courtesy of Fox News.
  27. Lil Nel

    Media behaving badly

    She was criticized for the apology, by other journalists. She blamed the source, instead of herself. Journalism 101, teaches you that you verify your source, especially if they are giving you inflammatory information. And this is why media organizations, such as NPR, will say: The NY Times is reporting blah, blah blah. NPR has not been able confirm/verify the story. Sloppy work, burns. And that is what happened to Ms. Logan. I learned in college, while studying mass communication, that all a journalist has, ultimately, is the public's trust. Violate that, and your career is over. Ms. Logan learned that lesson. It looks as though she is trying to rebuild her career any way she can.
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