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  1. Good Morning! It's a workday. The "Dreaded Thursday"...oh wait, I was supposed to improve my attitude and not start off like that. I'll channel a former member that used to post here named Sabby "It's a GLORIOUS DAY!". I can't even type that with a straight face. Actually the doc that does a lot of surgeries on Thursday is on vacation so it won't be that bad. In fact I might have to float. Anyway, I took my benzo in need of sleep and slept okay. Woke up once and woke up too early before my alarm, but I'm better rested. Best friend went on full weight bearing after a week of partial weight bearing in the boot without pain and is now experiencing the same pain again in the boot. Called his doc and went in to see him. It's baffling because he worked up from non-weight bearing to full slowly and when I saw him the other day he was 95% on crutches and feeling great. Doc is hoping it's just plantar faciatis and put him on a medal pack and back on partial to no weight bearing. Major setback.
  2. Tweety

    Wednesday June 19, 2019

    Happy birthday to Herring's daughter. Happy Juneteenth! Thanks for getting the date fixed, I remember fighting with some auto-fill in thing and still got it wrong I guess. Nel, sorry to hear about poor Talli. I've noticed as time has gone on since we became for-profit that supplies and what not are being more and more scare. We never have enough IV pumps, and the other day I went to four units looking for an electric heating pad and found none. They are supposed to be at least one on each unit. I have about 4 Sedaris books from the late 90's into the 2000's on my shelf, but lost track of him. He used to be a favorite writer of mine. Might have to check him out again. Ted, that's nice of you to volunteer to work for the supervisor. You are a good guy. I did take about a 20 minute power nap, but not one of my epic naps as that tends to mess up my sleep. I did get a good deal accomplished today and am going to finish up washing dishes and walk the dog. We just had some rain and within minutes it's sunny again. That's Florida.
  3. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Earlier I wondered out loud if Trump would stick to truth and facts....well...only 15 false or misleading claims. Not bad for a Trump speech. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/politics/fact-check-trump-orlando-rally/index.html
  4. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    OK. I do have to throw in the towel that it's getting worse with liberals in power. But as pointed about above it's a recent phenomenon which actually coincides with Trump being in power. There were declines in homelessness prior to that with liberals in power. I could spin it another way to suit myself. But yes, Trump should visit and campaign in California. He needs to be attentive to the needs of all the states not just ones that will stroke his ego. Maybe he can campaign like last time "you guys are in horrible shape, and I can save you. You're so miserable. Illegal immigrants are definitely part of your problem".
  5. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    May's job growth was lower than expectations but the unemployment rate remains at a 50 year low. But there was a time not long ago when 75,000 added jobs was a good thing, so it's a sign of the times I suppose. I don't agree that this report is bad news for Trump. His supporters don't care and people are generally positive about things. https://www.vox.com/2019/6/7/18656343/may-jobs-report-2019-wage-growth https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2019/05/27/3-charts-show-trumps-economy-is-weaker-than-people-think/#cda3f4d62948
  6. Good morning. All the energy and good feelings of yesterday seems zapped by a poor night's sleep. Finally got up and will get on with my day. Meh, it's my lot in life to have those nights. We had some rain in the wee hours and some thunder for a while and that didn't help my sleep. It's our typical 90 degree days and muggy lately. Have one more load of laundry to do, some cooking to get ready for the next two days at work, just a routine day. Might give my car it's first car wash. I usually vow not to trash a new car and eventually it gets full of dog hair, dirt and grime. I'm not that into cars but for now will try to keep it clean. Hope everyone has a great day.
  7. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Big cities are all rife with problems. SF and LA are have experienced tremendous economic growth and for the last 60 years have been two of the most vibrant and successful cities in the country. Depends on your point of view I suppose. If you're hell bent on saying it's liberal policies that haven't fixed homelessness that's your prerogative. I can't tell you how to view the world. Watching Fox News while in a patient room one of the hosts was doing the "poor Trump, he's such a victim and the liberals slam him when he's doing so well, look at the economy". Sorry, but you can play the Trump is a Victim Card if you want, but he's the President and it's on his shoulders. Personally I don't blame him for not solving those problems. They are complicated issues that have a long history in the making here. Other than gun violence, he's acknowledged a lot of problems and has gone after them.
  8. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Trump hits pretty much all the talking points for a Republican: guns, abortion, illegal immigration and sanctuary cities, the democrats are socialists. Trump says the Democratic Party has "become more radical, more dangerous, and more unhinged than at any point in the modern history of our country." He also wants to land on Mars and take credit for curing AIDS. He briefly mentions Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie. Of course he mentions old standbys "fake news", and Clinton. All in all what one would expect. Nothing new to see hear, but the crowd loves him. So many MAGA red hats. I did see a black person there.
  9. Tweety

    Tuesday June 18th 2019

    Ted, I'm sure they are surely happy to have you stay as choir director. Good luck with the extra shift, maybe that will make up for taking time without pay? The collaboration project sounds right up your alley. Enjoy. Herring, glad you're feeling more peppy. Where did I come up with that? Stars, multi-tasking is good for he brain maybe? Went to see best friend after a very hot yoga class. I stood near the digital thermometer and it was 106 and quite humid. I went through 2 liters of water just during the class. This particular instructor doesn't pay attention to the temp whereas others would cool it down. The standard is about 104. Best friend is in his usual good spirits. I ate way too much and got sleepy and came home and took a nap. Feeling refreshed, I mowed the back yard and trimmed one of the trees that was overgrowing into the nearby roof. It was muggy and hot outside and again I hydrated and took shower #2 for the day. Doing 2nd load of laundry and eating dinner. Finally got hungry after the heavy lunch and it's nearly 9pm.
  10. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    My friend that saw the news reel on Los Angeles's homelessness rise also mentioned drug addiction. It's quite easy to look at a complicated problem and say "liberal policies are causing this", or "liberal policies aren't helping".
  11. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Trump's rally in Orlando is bound to be a success. Wonder if he will stick to truth and facts? They area, especially the rural area of the state north and surrounding is Trump county. They handed him Florida in 2016 and it's a wise choice. The demographic just by a quick look see, is what I would expect...white, middle aged and older, but with some young white folks thrown in as well. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-rally-orlando-people-camp-out-slideshow
  12. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Maybe he should go to some Republican lead states as well to remind Americans what a Republican run state looks like. https://www.fcnl.org/updates/top-10-poorest-states-in-the-u-s-1630
  13. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Seattle has been one of the most economically successful cities in the country. Their growth has been stunning the last few decades. Like I said before, it's a double edged sword and they might be a victim of their own success and capitalism run amok. My little city is experiencing some of the same issues. Many small business have left downtown due to high rents because of the popularity of downtown. Many middle class people have been forced away because of the multitude (some 10,000 units being built) of luxury condos for the wealthy. All it takes is one financial disaster and people can't pay their rent and are homeless here because when they are evicted they can't afford anywhere else. http://rethinkingprosperity.org/seattles-economy-is-booming-but-at-what-cost/
  14. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    You implied that spending more money, i.e. providing help for the homeless, is what caused a rise in homelessness. I believe Herring's city is Los Angeles, the home of the original skid row. The unemployment rate is only 4% and has a booming economy (under a democratic mayor). https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-05/los-angeles-economic-boom-outpaces-u-s-cities A friend that I had lunch with today, whom doesn't know about this thread, mentioned a news snippet on the issue in Los Angeles that they had a whopping 16% rise in homelessness in one year and that skid row is in dreadful shape with people afraid to sleep because of being bitten by rates. He said they pointed to the rich-poor gap and lack of affordable housing, and that's it's complicated. https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-homeless-how-we-got-here-20180201-story.html