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  1. I thought I would create a thread where we can talk about what he's currently up to. No particular topic but one that's ongoing with what he's doing and saying. I'll start with this speech on Black History Month. Seemed very narcissistic, immature and disjointed. He went off topic to make a slam against CNN and their "fake news". Trump used a Black History Month speech to talk about himself, how he did with black voters, and CNN - Vox
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Again it's amazing Trump isn't a racist because people say they understand what he meant. But can't understand Omar's meaning and call her Jew Hating. That doesn't make sense and indicates a pathological brainwashing. Like the chant heard at Trump's rally. "Send her back! Send her back". Yeah I hate America right now I hang my head in despair and shame.
  3. Just a quick hello. Stars, I think it depends on where the break is weather one can use fingers or not. I would think if they didn't want her moving them they wouldn't leave them so mobile, but what do I know. Hopefully you'll get an answer soon. The biggie of course is maintaining non-weight bearing with is hard for dementia patients. With the rest of us they just sometimes leave the splint and ace wrap on and call it a day. With dementia non-compliant patients they cast, and sometimes need to do surgery to keep things in place. Hard part of course is waiting and worrying she's doing more damage. Work today and tomorrow.
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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019, G'Morning Y'All.....

    Good Morning! Stars, looks like the thread appears where it is supposed to be and welcome to today's "Trinity". Sounds like you have your hands full. Both of you have to do what you need to do not burn out. Glad you got a laugh over my suggestion of her using a half-walker, although that wasn't my intention. haha Joe, hope you get paid and quick. 100 degrees is hot way up there. Crazy. J22, glad that you're home and sorry you didn't sleep well and had some issues with staff. Good that you were able to talk about it with the manager. I'm not sure why Italian Greyhounds have dental issues, but I've been told by several vets it's something about the breed. Like I said, all four of mine have had (expensive) issues with bad teeth and extractions. Doesn't help that I don't brush their teeth, but I'm faithful in getting them cleaned. BC, ouch. Hope the kitty's labs are okay and gets to feeling better. Herring, I would have been fired long ago over giving medications late. Yesterday was a pretty normal day. Went to hot yoga, did some house cleaning. Went to see best friend for a visit I brought some banana cream pie that he made sugar free (bleh) and gave to me. I stopped to watch the sunset on the beach afterwards. Slowbro is slowly returning to himself and taking his medication and tolerating it well from what I can tell. Today I have the phone interview with HR of the company I want to work for and then not much else on the agenda. Going to do some laundry and get ready for the next two days at work by being prepared with lunches and dinners.
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    The Caravan

    But it's brilliant when it happens. It's an interesting mindset that when it was a campaign promise to deal with illegal immigrants and Republicans had control of all three branches of government that it's the Democrats fault that nothing got done.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    He didn't say "America...love it or leave it" which is what some people take as a patriotic stance. He said "go back where you came from" which is not usually hurled at European Americans and has traditionally been used as a racial slur. It's interesting that you were so quick to understand how "follow the money" was anti-semitic but need help understanding this.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Now that we're thoroughly distracted by his Tweets. He's back to making stuff up. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/politics/donald-trump-fact-check-cabinet-meeting/index.html
  8. Good morning! Ted, sounds like a good night out seeing Amy's play. Good that she's keeping whodunit a mystery. Why take out the fun? BC, hope the cat checks out okay and you get some good advice. Herring, you always come up with such great "I used to....." stories, making my life and accomplishments seem so average and dull. Stars, so sorry to hear about Nannie. Hope she doesn't have to have surgery. As J22 says one of those half-walkers might be in order or a quad cane, but you know what's best based on her abilities. I've seen old people have to go to a nursing home because of a broken arm, so at least she can stay in a familiar place. Sorry you're stuck with the personal care. But I suppose you knew this day was coming and it's not going to get easier. Always come here and vent. J22, glad the procedure went well and hope you start to heal and feel better in the long run. Shame on you for not being a good patient. I was impressed to already hear from the company the hospital is associated with. I have a phone interview set up tomorrow with someone from their HR department. After that I suppose is an interview with the manager. The company is a group of not-for-profit hospitals in the Tampa Bay area that formed a good while ago and has been thriving ever since, expanding into home health, urgent care centers, wellness centers and even tele-doctors where you can talk to a doctor on your phone and computer and get advice or a prescription for minor things. They were named by Fortune one of the top 100 places to work. I made a resume and will look it over today and tidy it up. Basically I'm just describing my experience with my current employer, my education and a couple of awards I've gotten over the years, as well as my ANCC certification. Not to sound vain, it's given my experience it's not a surprise my application was accepted for an interview. I just suck at interviews and if it's a competitive position I'm not necessary a shoo in. For me, making a change at age 60 means it's now or never. I still have a good ten years left in me. They sent me a page of their benefits (a good sign??) and I noticed they have a choice of a traditional or Roth 401K. I also notice their in-network health care plan is much better than my current one. Otherwise the benefits seems pretty much the same. I just hope it's not too much of a pay cut but I'm jumping ahead and should focus on one thing at a time. As always, I do appreciate anyone that's read this far in allowing me to talk. I hope everyone has a great day!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I'm not buying that. I should be able to say that I don't like how this country is run, the inequality in health care, the racism, the struggling middle class and the myriad of problems we have and not be told "well you can always leave and go back where you come from". Maybe I should, according to ancestry.com I can choose from England and Scandinavia. Trump convinced America we were in horrible shape living miserable lives, and was elected. But when minority women point out our problems it's hateful. Please.
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    Tuesday July 16, 2019

    Too late to edit, but I meant to say SlowBro did well with his teeth cleaning. Unfortunately had to have an extraction and has some gingivitis. Bad teeth are a curse of Italian Greyhounds. My other three were cursed as well. He also had his wellness exam and the doc noticed a couple of purple spots that she removed and sent for pathology. One was on his snout. Shows he got a good exam because frankly they blended in so well I didn't notice as they were tiny. He as a couple of sutures. My share for all of this and his meds was $450. But he's my baby and worth it. It's always something. Today he's eating soft food well and taking his medications, an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and Tramadol.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    My best friend and I have had many discussions that sometimes Trump doesn't bother us as much as the massive undying support that he has. That we live in a country where he was elected. Clearly to me, telling congresspeople to leave the country and not try to run the country as they were elected to do is an idiotic statement. Taking it further and telling American born minorities, and a congressperson who happens to have citizenship longer than the First Lady, to go back where they come from is racist and xenophobic. That this is applauded and supported and people that call him out are mocked is probably more disturbing to me.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    But of course.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    There is no "absolute silence" but the leaders are not surprisingly strangely silent. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/rare-rebuke-some-republicans-object-trump-s-racist-tweets-gop-n1030146 https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/politics/republican-members-of-congress-trump-tweets/index.html
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    The Caravan

    I think they both had good reasons to be there, one to support the president and one for congressional oversight. We'll have to disagree that only one was a publicity stunt. But like I said, shedding light on this issue is a good thing.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    I really hate that it's this early and I'm sure it won't get much talk until the time approaches, but lets get it started anyway. First turning backwards to the invention of the political meme 15 years ago with Howard Deans scream. LOL https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/howard-dean-s-scream-turns-15-its-impact-american-politics-n959916?fbclid=IwAR0kAJcaY8YxTlci_Yga0QJ63MmqeFniIvS487N9nHwYqHJ021gpcppuwrQ
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    The Congressional Thread

    I know we're not supposed to restart closed threads, but how about an AOC/Green Deal/Socialist thread? "The Latina Thing" https://news.yahoo.com/ocasio-cortez-fires-back-at-fox-news-over-latina-thing-segment-140426925.html I would think she knows how to say her name. I've seen bilingual people pronounce their name and other words while speaking in English with an accent. It's nothing to be made fun of. I think she would know how to say her name. Of course her firing back is a bit of her usual bravado and arrogance.
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    The Caravan

    Kind of like Ellis Island where Europeans were allowed to just come in because they wanted a better life. Trump himself is the son and grandson of immigrants. Were they demonized as criminals? I can agree that Democrats are politicizing it. Pence wasn't the only one going down there for a photo op. On the other hand it brings to national attention what is going on while the rest of us are living our happy little lives and perhaps some light needs to be shed on the situation because otherwise it wouldn't get fixed or people wouldn't care.
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    The Caravan

    To be fair, Pence said "To be honest with you, I was not surprised by what we saw," Pence told reporters Friday, citing the humanitarian crisis and congestion. "This crisis is real, the time for action is now." Hopefully he was moved. One the one hand it is because of the sheer numbers overwhelming what we have set up in place. We've seen this before and have a moral obligation to do so. Trump voters are going to call them criminals and suggest if they don't like it to go back. But I'm hoping that as conditions become widely known some will get their heads out of the sand and realize that we can do better. I can understand that they are overwhelmed, but there's no time to waste. These are human beings. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/13/politics/congressional-democrats-visit-texas-border-facilities-migrants/index.html https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/immigration-southern-border-patrol-crisis-children-detention-conditions-trump-20190705.html
  19. Ted, that's very good advice. I didn't think about the Word template and will look into using that. Joe, that sucks about not getting paid. There are a couple of you that are friends of mine on Facebook and I would ask that you keep my looking for another job a secret. I'll announce to Facebook when I finalize things in the weeks to come, if it even happens. My boss and several coworkers are friends on my FB page. Thanks.
  20. Good Morning! Ted, glad you made it through the three in a row. As you know I'm not a good sleeper, and not getting out on time some days I prefer not to do three in a row unless I'm doing overtime. BC, hope you had a nice beach filled weekend. I'm hoping to see the beach myself tomorrow for the sunset. Dianah, hope you had a nice weekend. Going to be interesting how the band mixes with the bar crowd. Steph, hope you slept well and happy that Rex has been found. He's so cute. Hope the limping isn't anything. J22, sounds like a crazy productive day for you! Good luck with your procedure today. Keep in touch when you can. Slowbro is going in for his annual teeth cleaning and is NPO for the anesthesia. Right now is his breakfast time and he's not understanding why I'm not feeding him. I need to trim his nails so they don't think I'm a bad daddy. He always gets a treat after that, so I'm waiting until the last minute. Yesterday in my post I said "Soon, I will leave all this drama behind." I was mainly talking about retirement, but it might be a bit sooner than that. My big announcement!!! I might be quitting my job! I put in a preliminary application at a not-for-profit I want to work for. This company has become the premier employer and health care provider for this area over the years while my hospital has been in decline. There is a rumor that 100 people have lost their jobs this past week. I don't know if that number is accurate and who they are. It's not nurses or techs, but I do know of one manager of the float team and Admit Transfer Center that is going out on sick leave for surgery and was told her job was eliminated and won't be there when she comes back. They seem to be a slowly sinking ship while the other facility is kicking butt and thriving. Our hospital is the major trauma center and does a lot of indigent care and is "too big to fail" so it's not likely going to sink completely but I'm not happy and need a place I can feel comfortable for the next ten years. If I was closely to retirement I would stick it out. So long story short, I put an online preliminary application to this company to be on the float team. They also have a med-surg position open. I haven't been on a job interview in 27 years, nor do I know how to make a resume, so wish me luck!! The door to my garage that leads to the back yard was open this morning when I went into the garage for something. Gave me the chills because I wonder if someone was snooping around through the night. Everything, including the car seems in order. Weird.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I happen to agree with the adjectives that he is using to describe Trump. However, having said them he made it impossible to work with Trump and the US. It certainly doesn't seem fair that while being accurate and having his private emails exposed that he has to leave, but he did the right thing by resigning.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I think what he said was akin to the old racist statement "go back to Africa" kind of idea. The old "America, love it or leave it" idea that closes the mind to forward movement and growth. No the Democrats aren't hanging themselves, but they are choking on the old "yeah he says dumb things sometimes.......". Yes, they do blow things out of proportion sometimes, but that's because some people have their heads in the sand and aren't listening.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Agree.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Of course I don't think you need moderating. But if you post and aren't looking for comments let me know and I'll put you on ignore. Otherwise, I'll keep offering my opinion.
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    July 14, 2019

    Good Morning! J22, those are great pictures. I'm such a horrible sleeper I could never go camping. Dianah, there are many great and beautiful places to visit in the USA. One day......... Work was fine yesterday. All of us got out on time due to decent staffing and a couple of great techs. Our regular tech called in sick and the tech that they floated from rehab was amazing. Makes a difference in our day goes when they actually do their job instead of sitting around waiting to see if you're going to answer a call light instead of them. The tech that called in sick on me last Sunday got written up. She said she thought she could call in sick starting in June, so of course she called in sick. She got burned because she was wrong. She asked for today off so at least I know she won't be there. No one replaced her. I hope they send the tech we had yesterday back. Soon, I will leave all this drama behind. Decided to take a staycation in September since my Europe trip is canceled. Hope everyone has a great day.
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