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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
  2. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I would say "changing" more than imploding. We'll disagree that the Republican Party is alive, if not a bit unwell. I think here in Florida Trump owns the Republican Party and they are happy to see "RINOs" leave. But also I think there are some staying and looking for a more middle ground within the party. But there are some diehard right wingers. There is a local politician that was elected to congress but lost when gerrymandering was undone by the courts that is quite vocal about leaving the party. But he's a small player and a small voice. There is no implosion. However, the victory of Republicans has been by the slimmest of margins and Democrats can get the upper hand if they don't screw up.
  3. Tweety

    Sunday November 10 2019

    Good morning. Joe, have a great day and stay warm. BC, that brunch sounds great! My windows are open and enjoying some fresh air. A "cold front" has brought in some below average temps for the coming days. A stark contrast since summer lasted all the way through all of October making it our hottest October in 100 years. Had a nice Saturday. Stopped off at the beach for an hour to watch the sunset and take a walk. Went to best friends and we had take out pizza and salad from a local place and I brought him 20 apples that were on sale. His foot in painful when weight bearing indicating to him he's not healed or healing. So frustrating that he seems to have gotten no where. He's gearing up for another visit with his doctor and while he understands it's his body, the treatment plan isn't working either and both times he's been told to walk have been a bust. Not much going on today. Going to cook some and go to hot yoga later.
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    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I can't read WP articles, but one issue with farming in the midwest including the economy is the weather adding insult to injury. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/26/736138088/persistent-wet-weather-interferes-with-midwest-farmers-planting
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    Media behaving badly

    I was looking up the story about the Whistleblower's lawyer tweeting about the "coup" that began in 2017 against President Trump because I was talking about it with a friend and I wanted to send him some articles. Interesting, and a bit disappointing is that CNN and MSNBC online don't seem to be carrying the story at all. But a Google search shows Fox News blowing up with many articles about it, although it's off their headlines for today. The lawyer in question even picked Fox News to release a statement and defend himself. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whistleblower-attorney-coup-trump I think the use of the word "coup" was not really a good choice and if he was really planning on overthrowing the President (and replacing him with whom, I'd like to know) like I said elsewhere, that is a crime. Also, that people were against Trump and wanting him out of office as far back as 2017 isn't really newsworthy, but that he is the whistleblower's lawyer should be worth a mention.
  6. Tweety

    Media behaving badly

    No need since I'm not asking you a question that you need to answer or explain. I was just saying what I felt about your post. You're free to post as you wish. Hope you enjoyed the Merlot.
  7. Good morning. Made some political posts and running behind. Hope everyone is well. Was able to add my mom and dad to our Thanksgiving reservation but they are 100% sold out and the manager did us a favor after the initial reservationist said no. But my niece and her family who couldn't came anyway, can't come if they change their mind. She's my parents grand daughter and mother of their great grandchildren and have their own plans and we'll get together later. Working today and off the weekend.
  8. Good Morning! BC, sorry the office drama is getting to you. Can certainly understand the appeal of working from home at this point. Joe, good on you for finding volunteer opportunities. It's important. Stars, patients that wonder and forget that they are unsteady and can't really walk are frustrating for sure. Insomnia bug bit me and I was done sleeping at 4:15. Hate when that happens before a 12 hour shift. Working today and tomorrow and off the weekend. Visit with my MD went well. We went over last years labs which I had the feeling he was looking at for the first time. He said the lab I use, the one where I work because it's cheaper, is horrible at sending them to him. Everything looked good. I was a bit disappointed that my cholesterol rose to 150, a new high for me. But still good. I would have felt silly complaining about that. His word for my labs was "excellent". BP was even a good-for-me-with-whitecoat-syndrome 130/70 and he was pleased because last year it was 140/90 and he asked me to watch it. I've had some up and down readings at home, but mostly good. He told me not to get labs until next month as insurance might not pay if they are not 365 days apart. I have to remember to have my physicals in December and not November but it was his office that scheduled me so early. They are a huge practice and aren't always on top of things, but I like my rapport with him and he has really helped me out a few years ago when my anxiety was out of control and he gave me his personal cell phone number. Anyway TMI. Got a message from my dad that they are coming down for Thanksgiving. Just like them to make a spur of the moment decision like that. I was just talking about making plans to see them next year if they didn't come down soon. Still warm in the mid-80's here, but I'm loving that. Hope everyone has a good day.
  9. Good morning! Off today and up early. Need to do some housework and cooking. I have my annual physical today. Nothing going on physically that we need to talk about. I'll have to figure out if there is a patient portal because now that I think about it, I don't know what last year's labs say. If there is a portal they don't publicize it at all. Yesterday we had only municipal elections and three measures and they all passed. We elected four city council representatives. To be honest I only paid attention to my district and made a decision. The two finalists running were both African American women and very similar in their stance. Of course the one I voted for lost. I hate to say I didn't realize we were also voting for all four districts up for election and the ones I voted for except for one lost. It's all good though. Hope everyone has a good day.
  10. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Yep, you can clearly hear one person boo in a video someone put out. But the people that were there are saying the boos were indeed significant. One saying the boos were "deafening". So you see mostly cheering, and someone else hears boos. I suppose it's whose side you're on. I imagine it was a mixture of the two and the boos weren't deafening. I think the story, as Nel pointed out, was that an event such as this should have been more of a place where the boos wouldn't make the news. https://www.vox.com/2019/11/3/20946326/trump-booed-ufc-new-york Of course, the conservative media has developed a cult following that is ready and willing to not believe the truth when it's staring them in the face to foster their blind following for our president.
  11. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    So the President Tweeted using his office to promote financial gain for his son. All the while his son just accused Biden of using his father's office for gain. Hypocrite much?
  12. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Now about that wall. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/02/trump-smugglers-sawing-border-wall-064446
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/11/27/trumps-right-about-californias-fires-it-wasnt-climate-change-two-new-california-laws-prove-it/#3f190c9e22e3 Trump said it last year as well during fire season and I won't argue that it doesn't have it's merits. But like Puerto Rico after the hurricane he has a way of kicking people when they are down, as if they are responsible for the dry weather and the high winds. California, long progressive and Democrat and Trump have been at odds for a while. Florida battles wildfires yearly as well and currently I believe has five going on, with no criticism from Trump. Florida is crazy about Trump. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/3/20946645/trump-california-wildfires-cut-federal-aid-gavin-newsom
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Russia...um I mean America first? I'm a bit confused. In July Trump offered to help Russia with their wildfires, but has made a vague threat about withdrawing help here in California. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-threatens-pull-federal-aid-california-wildfires-n1075866?fbclid=IwAR0kE0KzTyzTKk0tKxGD-gjKXWZLFGHA9GcmyFAOHauEH1xcNoxQr7kOwYg https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-trump-putin-wildfires/trump-offers-putin-help-with-siberian-wildfires-kremlin-idUSKCN1UQ2UC?fbclid=IwAR16lvWohmq_1RyI6Y1uV1s0fE0g1L-IP3sJLzS0sO0X7u2JYuy6F1OzSY4
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    Monday November 4 2019

    Good morning! Joe, I hate when I wake up early like that. Hope you have a good day. Ted, you're whole attitude about DST surely changed when you weren't working didn't it? Hope you had a good night. BC, glad you had a good time. Loved the pic on FB. Hope you enjoyed the off day. Dinah, you guys certainly looked dapper on Dapper Day. Herring, sounds like a relaxing day. Stars, I don't think SlowBro is adjusted to the time change yet as he was stirring around 5:20 this morning wanting to be fed. I gave in so I could sleep in today. He's getting fed earlier tonight anyway as I'm going out. I'll have to adjust his time tomorrow I hope. Rose, that's going to be quite the adjustment for your father. Good that you got together with your family. Work yesterday was okay. I got to leave early even though I offered a coworker the chance and she said since she was working the next day, she'd just stay. It was nice driving to work in the daylight for a change. I know that millennials don't use watches or alarm clocks, but use their phones. But we had one tech on orientation that didn't know the time on his phone was wrong until 1:00 when we told him it was 12:00. Apparently like most phones his didn't make the switch. He apparently showed up for work at 5:45. He's on orientation, but I wonder what he thought when the rest of us showed up an hour later? Weird. I came home around 3:30 and fell fast asleep for an hour and a half. Didn't do much with the evening but roasted some red peppers and made a homemade harissa sauce (a Middle Eastern hot sauce) for future use and watched some Netflix. Watching some Asian language shows. Just booked a haircut for 10:30. Going out tonight to see Elton John. Hope he's well as he canceled a show in Indiana recently. But I heard he put on a good show on Thursday, and it's not canceled tonight. He's a longtime favorite. Hope everyone has a great Monday.
  16. Tweety

    Where are the healthcare professionals?

    Which he has yet to deliver on. Imagine if he and the Republicans actually did this when they had the majority how different things would be in this campaign.
  17. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Oh by no means was I talking about you. You're opinions of him are based on being very well read and making informed decisions. Plus you put actions to your words through your political activity. I really admire you. We have bumped heads about my dislike of how some people profanely express themselves but meh.
  18. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    The "Trump is a victim" idea again. As you know, I don't always give a thumbs up as to how some people express their dislike/hatred, especially when it's profane and not mature, but I don't think they hate just to hate blindly. I think it's a matter of "you get what you've earned".
  19. Good morning! Stars, sounds like you had quite the day with Nannie. Good thing you were able to wake up and find her. Slowbro feels like Ted does about this Daylight Savings bullcrap. Rather than try to sleep an extra hour which I'm not known to do I just stayed up an hour later. I tossed and turned a bit in the early hours though. Work was steady but not too horrible. Hopefully will have a smooth day. Off the next three days.
  20. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Good answer. When I say blindly its kind of like the abused child that benefits from being fed, clothed and housed and keeps all the family secrets swept under the rug. I 100% agree about the blind hatred being bad for the country. I've seen some studies that have show a rose in hate crime since Trump came along. Too bad the Party can't come up with another person that can accomplish what you want but with honesty and integrity. I'm in broken record mode and really just tired and done with it all.
  21. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    While not a majority this poll, and polls are a dime a dozen, says 49% favor impeachment. Pretty significant, but equally significant is those that don't https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nbc-wsj-poll-49-percent-now-back-trump-s-impeachment-n1075296
  22. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I agree. I would say it's "politically motivated" that they support or at least ignore Trump. Trump is not a political liability and has hinted at asking his donors to support the campaigns of his supporters. I've told this story before, but I'm reminded here when a Republican governor here in Florida accepted Obama's stimulus billions and was run out of office and reviled so much he switched parties. They don't want that kind of publicity for standing against Trump. Those Republicans that stand up against Trump have nothing to lose. Romney is paying a cost for being the lone ranger big name against Trump, but being popular back home standing against Trump doesn't seem to be a liability at this point. But in places like Florida and the South, Republicans are not going to stand up against Trump. I hate to keep bringing it up but those same people grilled Clinton for many hours about Benghazi and those damned emails, but aren't interested in seeking the Truth against this lying man are hypocrites. Ultimately I think Trump will survive and might even win re-election, but it's not because he's a genius. He's pretty good at convincing people of his agenda, that there's a witch hunt, and that the media is the enemy.
  23. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I think a lot of people are now equating "politically motivated" with "made up witch hunt based on fake news". It's a crazy time.
  24. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Damn I walked right into that one. I will say that he was correct in his presumption that he could even commit murder and his followers would still blindly support him.
  25. Good morning! I took a sleeping pill and laid my head down and then the alarm rang. I remember SlowBro wandering through the night but fell right back asleep. That's some serious sleep. I usually don't sleep like that even with the sleeping pill. I had a nice loner day yesterday. Watched Netflix, went to the gym and cooked some. Nothing exciting. I'm happy to turn the clock down back an hour tonight. Florida approved doing away with daylight savings time a year or so ago but are awaiting congress to approve. Get well J22
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