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  2. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    "close to zero" was just an expression not literally what I'm thinking. I guess I don't understand that since you're aware there are Trump supporters walking among us, that actually got him elected President, that you're not impressed with 11,000 people at one rally. I don't think he got that here in Florida with about six million republicans here. That's all I'll say and end it here. It's not the first time we haven't understood each other.
  3. No Stars In My Eyes

    Sunday August 18, 2019

    Good afternoon to one and all... I was trying to stay asleep this morning, but my bladder kept me tossing and turning while I tried my best to ignore it. Finally Ozzie came out from under the bed and said, "buf!", so I got up, He was patient while I took care of getting ready to take him out. Then we went outside and he peed a lake-ful, and did his 'bin'ezz'. We went to the end of the driveway to get the Sunday papers, and back, where he took up his spot on the sofa. We had a whole hour of peace and quiet to ourselves; it was wonderful. Then Nannie got up. You know, yesterday I spent most of the afternoon in my room, so hubby was saddled with keeping Nannie company and keeping an eye on her more than usual. He was so mentally smothered and exhausted by her that he went to bed about 15 minutes after she did, which was early (8:15 PM). When he mentioned this morning that we needed some stuff from the grocery and pharmacy, I told him that HE needed to go, so he could get away from the house for a while. She was bad yesterday ... as soon as she was alone in the den (hubby was in the bathroom) she got up and left through the back door, without her walker, and toddled down the driveway to check the mailbox. When he saw her out there he grabbed the walker and rolled it out there to her, which made her very angry, because he supposedly had no business telling her whether she could or couldn't go for a walk in her own yard. The no-walker issue did not penetrate her brain. She also took another opportunity to go upstairs by herself, another danger she won't acknowledge, except that she KNOWS to only pull this stuff when she is by herself... I mentioned that we might need door-locks she couldn't reach, or alarms that would sound if she went out a door. Hubby is so tired of the roundabout arguments with her, he is at the point of just letting her do what she wants to do whenever she wants to do it, and let the chips fall where they may. Of course, we know that turning her loose with her whims isn't the best way of tending to her health and safety. But she has been this way all her life, she's going to get her own way regardless; she is relentless and MEAN when she is told otherwise. If we manage to arrange an alternate living arrangement for her, it will have to be in a locked "wanderer's ward". Any normal nursing home would kick her out within the first few days of her taking up residence. A few years ago, SiL's mom was made to leave three separate facilities, because she was so difficult to handle. Nannie could match or better that record, I believe! I am so sick of writing about Nannie and her foibles. Maybe one day soon I will have happy days and fun stuff to write about.
  4. herring_RN

    Sunday August 18, 2019

    Tweety! Joe! Ted! GOOD MORNING! Overcast here so it's not hot yet. I plan to go to the gym later this afternoon. And do laundry first.
  5. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I guess I don't understand why you think Trump should be getting close to zero at a pep rally. You need only read through these threads, to realize that there are true Trumpsters walking among us. The lessons I learned from his 2016 win, are that sexism and racism are alive and well in the US.
  6. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I don't feel I'm falling victim to Trump wanting me to be impressed with his numbers or that he's unbeatable and we'll disagree that 11,000 is impressive. I think it is since he should be getting close to zero. I also still feel the sting of thinking Clinton unbeatable and never in my lifetime would a man like Trump be elected. Guess we'll stay tuned.
  7. Jnogu

    Crate training

    I have a new puppy who is a cane corso/ pit bull mix. He is 13 weeks old and I have tried every form of crate training google has to offer but nothing seems to work. He is comfortable enough and goes in there to lay down sometimes when I am home but as soon as I shut the door he goes insane. I’ve fed him in the crate consistently, played with him while he’s in there, gave treats, and have attempted to leave the room for small periods of time but nothing seems to work. I have a job that is an 8 hour shift almost everyday and my upstairs neighbor claims he howls every second that I am gone no matter if I leave for 20 minutes or the 8 hour shift. Any suggestions?
  8. FranEMTnurse

    First word that comes to mind.....

    cheerleaders
  9. FranEMTnurse

    How about a Game of Questions?

    Somewhat. Do you like to go for walks?
  10. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    The Jonas Brothers attract screaming mobs too. What does that tell you? I think it is short-sighted to get hung up on crowd sizes, in a way that Trump wants you to. The man is fixated on crowd sizes. Remember, he still lies about his crowd size on inauguration day. The crowd size at the plastics plant, was false, wasn't it? Trump lost NH to Clinton. By now, it is abundantly clear, that whatever narrative Trump is selling, is a lie. So if he says the folks in NH love him, they don't. They didn't vote for him 2016, and they didn't turn out in huge numbers to see him last week. Don't you wonder about the true crowd size at the plastics plant, if people hadn't been paid to attend? If people had to be paid to attend, that tells me, the buffoon would have been embarrassed by low turnout.
  11. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    A quick Google search found just under 300,000 registered Republicans in NH. Seems like 11,000 is a very low number for that many registered Republicans. Don't forget the folks from surrounding states, including MA. I lived in Manchester, NH. It is a quick an easy drive from MA, and surrounding states. So, quick and easy, that I routinely drove between Manchester, and Newton, MA for hair appointments. No. Not impressed. But Trump wants you to be impressed by those numbers. It is part of the tactic to get you to think he is unbeatable. But you don't beg, and whine for votes " you have to vote for me," if you are truly unbeatable. Of course, you can be impressed, if you want to be.
  12. Ted

    Sunday August 18, 2019

    Good Morning! Tweety. . . Didn't I just "see" you on Facebook?!? L O L! Thanks for starting today's "Good Morning" thread. Good to read that you're catching up on much-deserved sleep. Hope today is a relaxing day for you, too. Hi Joe! You just sent your post moments before I hit my "send" button! L O L! Good to read that you had a productive day, yesterday. Looking forward to seeing photos of your cross-stitching project once completed. (Hopefully we can figure out how to share those photos here on AN!) Recently woke up. JUST finished drinking First Coffee. Gotta get ready for church soon. I want to get there early, today, to set up an additional lavalier microphone that I'm donating to the church. I was told that people are having difficulties hearing the Pastor(s). There are already two microphones that are used, one on the alter and one on the lectern. This 3rd lavalier microphone will be used solely for the Pastor (or person presiding over the church service). After church, I'm coming home and rest before going to see the musical that Amy is in. This 2:00 PM show is the last performance of this musical-comedy. Looking forward to seeing Amy perform on stage. She's really talented! Did additional editing to the dance video. I'm working on the "Camera 2" video files. "Camera 2" was used for close-ups. Gotta say that the "footage" looks really great! It's just that doing the simple color-corrections that needs to be done is very time-consuming. I'm only a hobbyist with this video-recording/video-editing thing. I'm sure that someone who does this stuff for a living is 10 times as fast as I am! L O L! I only do a few dance scenes at a time before I need to give my eyes (and back) a rest. Tonight, I think I'll take a break from video-editing and focus on composing another instrumental piece. THAT whole composing/sequencing process also takes a whole lot of time and creative thought. My goal was to do one composition a month. So far, I've done just three this year. These compositions are my Holiday Present to family and friends. I'll burn several dozen CDs to give as gifts. Amy said that she wants to do some creative video-making together. She certainly has the talent and I certainly have the equipment. What we need are scripts! L O L! She's toying around with the idea of doing spoof videos on the TV show, "Gray's Anatomy". So. . . if ANYONE here has any ideas for scripts or even lyrics for healthcare-related songs to sing (I'm really good in writing melodies!!), please feel free to send them my way! You'll get full credit. And if, by some chance, any kind of commercial venture is made by these videos, you WILL get paid!! I am NOT kidding! I'm actually working with a young gentleman I know at work who is a really talented lyricist. He actually gave me two original lyrics to use as I see fit. They're great lyrics and will provide me the opportunity to practice composing melodies and (vocal and instrumental) arrangements in using them. What they're not is healthcare focused, though. (I guess I'm thinking along the lines of reviving Too Live Nurse, which has been "dormant" for over 11 years.) I ramble. . . Got to get going to start the day! Cheers! Ted
  13. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    Tax cuts, overall, a big meh...... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/16/trumps-tax-cut-isnt-giving-the-us-economy-the-boost-it-needs.html?__source=sharebar|facebook&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR0XeQwE7JZJrSPK_u2-SkKXahZ1m1YTNvg9j17fcpB_VYgl58jZYWsZKeU
  14. Good Morning! Had a nice quiet Saturday, mostly catching up on sleep from working 3 12's in a row and staying late Friday. Managed to make it to the gym. Not much on the agenda today either. Hope everyone has a great day!
  15. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I'm not getting the hashtag, but that aside, you will note that Hitler took over the country with much support of the people. That's my point. We can stick our heads in the sand and ignore the 11,000 plus people and the wild support Trump gets and focus on the empty seats without concern if we choose to. To me it's an odd tactic to make it newsworthy that there were empty seats and ignoring the 11,000 screaming mob. The headlines are that "Trumps Approval Rating Slips"!!! But really it's stable at 41% and dropped one percent. That might be significant and that's a comfortable 59% that doesn't approve, and hopefully a sign of the times that it will drop, but that's still a whopping 41% and a challenge because the more outrageous he gets the higher it goes (note that after his racist Tweets the headlines were that his ratings were going up). Shrugs shoulders.
  16. No Stars In My Eyes

    The Break Room Collective Novella

    Thoughts of Edouard ... I tried to let them go, but they were like my very own personal albatross. I was so relieved to hear he had accepted an assignment in Japan, well away from both my Extreme-Northern and Tropical-Isle Laboratories, and yet, as much as I wanted to, I could not just forget him. I almost hated him. He presence in my life was once like a second-skin to me, but now my skin crawled at the thought of him, because he'd been so inconsiderate of me, by sharing a particularly active case of scabies... and oh, the nights I laid awake, itching, and cussing his name.
  17. MunoRN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    The population surrounding Manchester NH within an hour's drive is over 5 million, not exactly small. I do agree however that crowd size is not necessarily reflective of whether or not someone is deserving of an audience. Hitler frequently drew crowds approaching or exceeding 6 digits. #GodwinsLaw
  18. No Stars In My Eyes

    Saturday August 17 2019

    BCg, Prayers and good thoughts for your mom.
  19. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    NH isn't that small. It is also close to MA, Maine and Vermont. If Trump is so popular, there would be NO empty seats, as he would be drawing from three states. So in context, not impressed.
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  21. toomuchbaloney

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    You didn't provide any context for the quote. Regardless, in my opinion, this was played out as partisan political pettiness at the recommendation of our divisive and petty president. If outspoken Muslim congressional members aren't welcome in Israel because of voicing their opinions them none should be welcome. America First. Our priority shouldn't be coddling their leader.
  22. Lil Nel

    Domestic Terrorism

    The fact that she held a firearm on them, for no good reason, and then behaved like they owed her an apology, is especially troubling. This woman shouldn't be in possession of firearms.
  23. Lil Nel

    Domestic Terrorism

    Thanks for posting, herring.
  24. Lil Nel

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Have you seen the photos of empty seats?
  25. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I will read the article but I've also posted many times I don't support Israel.
  26. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Of course, I've posted many times that he's adolescent. I'm talking from Israel's perspective not his.
  27. MunoRN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    That would assume Trump's attacks of Omar are based on an altruistic desire to combat anti-Semitism and not because he's responding to criticism of him personally in a petty and childish manner. Given what we know about him, the first possibility would seem highly unlikely, and the second is a well established characteristic. So yes, his urging to ban his political, and personal, foes are far more likely due to partisan pettiness.
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