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  1. Tweety

    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
  2. 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
  3. Tweety

    Wednesday July 1 2020

    Good morning! Hope you have a good day Joe. Happy Birthday Ozzie! Got a text at 0430 looking for volunteers to work, but I had my phone off. How rude. Needless to say when I woke up later I didn't volunteer. Nothing much going on today but some housework, cooking and exercise. Hope everyone has a great day.
  4. Tweety

    Saturday June 27 2020

    Amo, thanks for letting us know about ESME. So sad. She was younger than me. BC, glad to hear the kitties are getting along. J22, that is a good nap when you think you've slept all night but it's only been an hour. Funny I don't see anyone on my Facebook bragging about helping with herd immunity. In fact only one friend actually has had it and he was quite sick for a while. The rest of my friends are lecturing me for some of the things I do. I do wish people would understand that even with a very low death rate with herd immunity, about 75% of us infect, that is still over 2 million dead. Are they willing to kill 2 million people for herd immunity? Seems like looking for a vaccine is better idea, but that's just me.
  5. Tweety

    Friday June 26 2020

    Good morning! Joe, I hope you're opening goes well and that you get to see J soon. Ultimately, as I've seen here in Florida it's not necessarily government policy, it is people's behavior. I'm sure states like Florida and Texas can be the role model on how not to behave during reopening and perhaps you can take a lesson from us. I slept in today. I could have worked overtime but didn't want to work five days in a row and hopefully some of those crazy patients will be discharged. Hope everyone has a great day.
  6. Tweety

    Thursday June 25 2020

    Was at lunch earlier and didn't want to be a downer. Work was a poop show today. Just weird stuff...patient complaining of seeing spots in front of her, another had weird symptoms post op where she was losing feeling in her hands and arms, another's BP tanked. On the other side a patient we had since Monday compalined of shortness of breath, and sure enough tested covid positive after testing negative on Monday and negative in her nursing home. Exposed dozens of people that were at least mask wearing but not N95. Got the news that my facility is being sold. Most of us are happy about this because the new owner would be a not-for-profit that is quite successful in Central Florida. The City which leases the land needs to approve the sale so it's not a done deal. I'm surprised in the middle of our Covid outbreak they would move forward, but am happy. 5,000 more Covid cases here in Florida today. Bed capacity remains good.
  7. Tweety

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    Good morning! Joe sorry the title situation was a bust. I got mine in the mail without issue. Haven't been sleeping too well lately. Waking up early and having trouble going back to sleep. Woke up around 5:15 AM today and couldn't sleep. It was about 5 1/2 hours sleep and am now tired. Signed up for a yoga class at 10:30 and might be meeting best friend for lunch after. He has a CT scan of his foot today. Another 3,000 positive covid cases here in Florida, with "only" 12 deaths yesterday. A mask order goes into effect Thursday "where social distancing isn't possible" which kind of leaves open the question of the yoga class. Guess I'll find out today. Apparently testing centers here in my area are overwhelmed. One had to close because traffic was out in the street and around the block. They'll reopen somewhere else. The good news is they are saying there are plenty of test kits. People are waiting over 2 hours to get testing, sitting on hold for a long time schedule an appointment to be tested. It's a mess. They only test the symptomatic and exposed, not on demand. Crazy times. I think my Covid-anxiety that I had back in March is creeping back in. Not really because I'm fearful for myself, but what I'm seeing around me, particularly the stupidity. I follow the mayor on social media and the comments he gets from people are ridiculous.
  8. Tweety

    Monday June 22 2020

    Stars, so sorry. Hope it gets better soon.
  9. Tweety

    Monday June 22 2020

    Good Morning! Joe, sorry about the dreams but I hope you have a nice relaxing day. Dianah, sounds like a nice relaxing time. Steph, hard to believe Danny is going off to college. Good to hear from you. Glad you're spared Covid. Some rural communities around the country aren't so luck. Herring, glad your husband felt the love yesterday. BC, your deck oasis sounds very nice and looks good from the pics you posted on Facebook. Had a nice day yesterday. Yoga was nice. I'm finding a couple of poses easier without the 20 lbs I lost, but also noted she cut off the heat at 104 where the other studio would just let it crank on to even 109. Did my walk on the beach and stopped at best friend's where he made some veggie burgers and a non-vegan "crustless quiche". He eats fruit but still tends to avoid carbs. He's having ongoing issues with his foot. He had an MRI that shows some tendonitis in various spots, plantar fasciitis, and perhaps another fracture. He's having a CT to look at the fractures because it may be old fractures. But anyway it's a mess and more aggressive treatment might be in the future. He's still ambulatory but it's sore. Was going to get my air conditioner preventative maintenance check today but just got a text that it was rescheduled. I had to reschedule it again because they picked a day I was working. No biggie. Florida added another nearly 4,000 Covid cases yesterday and the rate of infection per 100,000 jumped from a recent 5% to 18% so we are definitely in a bad way. Right now only employees in public places are mandated masks in this city but the county may step in and require masks of everyone. I support that as masks and social distancing are all we have right now, other than shutting down and making everyone stay home. The death rate has not risen....yet.
  10. Good Morning! Happy Father's Days to those dad's and wives of fathers. And to us dog and cat dads. Ted, Amy looks really good in her videos. Enjoy! Dianah, hope you're having a nice and relaxing time. BC, hope things work out with Poppy. She's so adorable. Herring, Duke and Pearl are adorable as well. Stars, hope that you're well and the pain has subsided. While I did cancel my trip and a restaurant outing due to the rise in Covid here, I did decide to still go to the gym where I can distance and wear a mask. I also decided to continue with yoga class. Even though we were distanced they decided to make the class size even smaller. I got a pass last time I was there and don't want to waste it. Though nothing is more important that staying safe and healthy. Saw on FB and don't know if it's true that one of the hospitals in Tampa got 178 Covid Positive admissions yesterday. I find that hard to believe, but would believe that many showed up to the ER. Nonetheless Florida registered another 4,000 cases yesterday. I was supportive of us opening up six weeks ago and we were good for four weeks, but it seems like we've thrown caution to the wind and given up, so ultimately I was wrong. But really can't imagine still being in lock down 4 months later. Sad that I was wrong about people and even at one point proud of us for being so compliant and having low rates of infection. All I can do now is keep myself safe and deal with the fall out at work. I had a decent solo day yesterday. Went to the gym, mowed the front yard, and walked 7 miles. My right foot ached for a while afterwards and reminded me of my old age but I'm okay this morning.
  11. Good Morning! Stay well and have a great day. Work was a bit tough being short staffed a nurse. We've had a lot of call ins for some reason. Maybe people are stressed. Heading to the market soon to and to the gym later. Slept in a bit. But not doing much. Unsurprisingly the concert I was going to Monday was canceled. No word about bowling. If it doesn't shut down, I'll go ahead and go. Will wait and see. We have three patients in isolation awaiting test results because they met the algorithm for Corona Virus and a few that were well enough to go home. There were three in ambulances on the way that also met. We're going to run out of hand sanitizer soon and go back to using just soap and water. Masks are under lock and key. Things are going to get worse the next few weeks, but hopefully will stop soon.
  12. Tweety

    Saturday June 20 2020

    Good Morning! Joe, hope the new razor works out. It took over six months to get my title in the mail. I wasn't expected it as I thought it was being kept electronically, but it's nice to have a hard copy. Have a good day. Amo, glad you're getting a CT angio. Something just isn't right. I heard the NE has flattened the curve. The SE not so much. Herring, growing up the South, I don't remember being taught about Juneteenth and we well into adulthood here in Florida when I learned about it. That's kind of sad. I like the attention it seems to be getting this year. Tamale pie sounds good but full of fat, might have to look up a veganized version because it sounds so good. I clocked out at 9:20. It was just one of those busy days of discharging and admitting that I could not chart. Good thing my nurse manager never says anything about staying late. I worry that if a new manager after she retires is strict about getting out on time I'll get written up or fired, but no need worrying about things not happening. Going to mow the grass today and get a walk in outside. Going to skip public activities for a few days or weeks. Been reading some grim predictions about Tampa Bay and Florida becoming the new epicenter for Covid. Not sure if that's just hype. but the area and the state saw record number of Covid cases yesterday after setting records the days prior. Have a great day!
  13. Tweety

    Thursday June 18 2020

    Sorry I was so negative at work yesterday. I was angry at something work related. Plus I was reading the mayor's Facebook page on my lunch break. Some people, obviously his nonsupporters are saying his appearance on CNN yesterday was a publicity stunt, and called him a dictator for his mask order. The mayor of nearby Tampa took it further and people have to wear masks in public places, here on the workers do. In the meantime a local hospital has 55 healthcare workers infected and we have 25. Since South Carolina is having a record surge in cases I decided to cancel my plans to visit in July. Meanwhile the President is saying some people are wearing masks to protest him. I know we have to live with Covid for a while and I'm trying to be positive but I'm not. Thanks for listening.
  14. Tweety

    Thursday June 18 2020

    Good afternoon. Working and can say anything positive. Have a great day!
  15. Tweety

    Sunday June 14 2020. Flag Day

    Hello! Stars hope you feel better Ted her letter gets an A plus from me. We have plenty of PPE and never have been without. What I think people here think is that it's a bottomless pit and management is hoarding. Not the case Especially when initially we thought we'd be hit bad. I see people being wasteful and want to scream. I do wish we didn't have to reuse them though but without conservation measures we'd run out. I just hope the lesson is to stay well stocked at all times with ppe made in the USA Have a great day.
  16. Tweety

    Saturday June 13, 2020

    Hello. Stars sorry you're in pain Working today and tomorrow. They put the unit the tech worked in that was positive and deliberately worked sick on quarantine and told all the patients they were exposed. I have an opinion not worth venting. We made the news as I expected when a disgruntled employee called them with her concerns. I applaud her for speaking up for patient safety. Next the exposed patients will make the news. Meanwhile yesterday's covid numbers were the highest again. More coworkers testing positive and were a mess. A sinking ship. They pulled our tech and we're short two people now. Lovely Day.
  17. Tweety

    Monday June 8 2020

    Good morning! Have a calm day at work Joe. It's warm and muggy already here. Just went to Walmart and Publix and started to sweat with little activity. I broke my electric pressure cooker by dropping it yesterday and got a new one today. I use it often. I got the "InstantPot" that is all the rage because that's all they had. Found some Dawn Dishwashing Liquid as that for some reason is hard to come by the stores here. Still on the lookout for Lysol spray which I use in my car on the seatbelt and seats, on my work shoes, as well as my masks for personal use. Getting my car serviced today for it's six month oil change and check up. Time is really just flying by.
  18. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I'm sure it's the effect of recent events. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/06/07/80-of-voters-think-the-country-is-out-of-control-and-most-see-biden-as-the-one-to-fix-it-poll-finds/#109d53bb644c
  19. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I didn't want to change the topic with a tit for tat so I'm making another post. It has been speculated for the past year or so that Trump himself is showing mental decline and signs of dementia. It's well established he has personality disorders. In my opinion. All that said, mental faculties and focus decline as we age. It is a real issue for both of them and even Sanders. Not to be ageist but I would have preferred someone younger and more vibrant and sharp. But as I've said many times for me the choice for President is clear. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/09/does-donald-trump-have-dementia-we-need-know-psychologist-column/3404007002/ https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/donald-trump-brain-health
  20. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    You're entitled to your opinion so I will let it go with an agreement to disagree. I bring up Clinton often because you bring up Biden's mental capacity often, because to me it's the shining example of a successful campaign by Trump and his campaign (the hatred of her and the "lock her up" chant persists), so it wouldn't be surprising to me that the idea that Biden is mentally incompetent wouldn't be equally as successful. But no, I don't want to discuss Clinton's emails in any other context in a thread about the re-election.
  21. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump appears to be backing down on his get tough stance against the protestors and is withdrawing troops. While I applaud this move, it does show his "flip flop" kind of way of governing. Given the extreme violence the first few days, I suppose being prepared for a worst case scenario might have been in order. https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/07/871701963/trump-orders-national-guard-to-pull-out-of-washington
  22. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    I do think it's fair and his mental health should be considered. He's older and he's made some gaffes. I also don't think the video you provided shows good evidence of dementia in progress. I do think it's right wing agenda to run with this idea and evidently they've been successful because you're convinced. They were pretty successful in convincing the people that Clinton was a criminal that should be locked up (Trump immediately abandoned that idea after he won) so they might be successful on this. They have so little to work with in promoting Trump at the current time. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-mental-fitness/index.html
  23. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Perhaps he didn't need to make his point three times, but that is a technique used by others and it's called "repetition and variation". I watched the video and I suppose it's a matter of opinion whether he was "struggling to be coherent". Biden does seem to make a lot of pauses and "um...ah..." when he talks but it's no secret he has struggled with stuttering his entire life. This is not a mental decline. It's how he's always been. I think looking at notes and staying on point is better than Trumps long and lengthly babbling where he makes things up as he goes along. This writer is also promoting the idea that "Dems" are stealing the election with their early voting by mail ideas. I get it. There aren't many good points to promote Trump with so to portray Biden as a man in mental decline is one of the few things they have. But it's not convincing.
  24. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Continuing on the theme that not all Republicans are supporting Trump. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/grassley-block-trump-nominees/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2020-06-04T23%3A51%3A02&utm_term=link&utm_source=twCNN
  25. Tweety

    Sunday June 7 2020

    Good morning! Joe glad the migraine didn't stick around but sorry it interrupted your day. Ted, you need a more cool name than "The Precious", something more technogeeky is in order. As I said yesterday was somewhat of a wasted day. Today, I'm meeting a couple I haven't seen since pre-lock down for lunch and I think going to an antique mall or something. One is older and has stayed home pretty much 24/7 since March and his much younger husband has been working from home. It rained quite a bit today and the air is thick with humidity today and more rain coming I think. I'm a lefty too! Hopelessly left handed. Not much I do right handed. I've never mastered the art of eating British/German style with the knife in your dominant hand and fork in the non-dominant hand. I only use my left. At least people know which computer I have at work since the mouse is on the left. Have a great day!

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