10.22.2020

Apple TV+ now owns Charlie Brown's Christmas, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.... no more holiday tv broadcasts for you!

 

Charlie Brown holiday specials move to Apple TV+, ending long runs on CBS, ABC

This year the lovable round-headed kid and his "Peanuts" pals won't be making their traditional holiday appearances before Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That's because the rights to the long-popular holiday specials now belong to Apple TV+ under a new partnership.

This will be the first year that the oldest special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," won't be seen on old-school broadcast TV since its premiere on CBS in 1965 (and subsequent run on ABC since 2001).

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" for Halloween followed in 1966 and "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" premiered in 1973.

On Monday, the streaming service announced its exclusive rights to the cartoon in a new partnership with WildBrain, Peanuts Worldwide and Lee Mendelson Film Productions. 


 

 Charlie Brown shows are moving from television to Apple TV+ (Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

AppleTV+ is $4.99 a month, although viewers will be able to enjoy the “Peanuts” holiday specials for free on select days, the company revealed.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” premiered on the streaming service on Oct. 19 and will be available for free from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 18 and will be available for free from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27. 

“A Charlie Brown Christmas" will debut on Dec. 4 and will be available for free from Dec. 11 until Dec. 13.


10.21.2020

The sun isn't up yet, so I'm cutting today's post short in order to quickly grab a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy the sunrise with God.  He and I have some things to discuss so I'll be back later this morning.

But GOOD MORNING to my coffee friends and those just popping in. 


 

10.20.2020

It's Just the Coffee Talking Again.... afternoon coffee, grinding pork roasts today and enjoying the park like it was 2019


Afternoon coffee... quickly because the baby is due to wake up any time now!

Today I was getting more 'snow' photos from friends and family... while I was thankfully enjoying an unseasonably nice day.  Although, I admit I didn't really get to enjoy it.  I've been inside all day and really really wish I could  be outside but there was too much to do 'inside' plus - baby.  But also, and more importantly I suppose, I'm dog-sitting their crazy, hyper, not-a-good-listener dog today as well.  

Yesterday I took the baby to the park and it was amazingly beautiful and... normal.  This park is completely "open" so the playground had children!  It was so absolutely wonderful to see and hear a group of little children playing, laughing and running and having fun.  I have not seen this since last Fall - pre Covid-19.  And the baby?  Born during the middle of quarantines, has never see a group of children together - and never seen adults without masks.  

But we walked on the walking path, found a little hidden trail next to a creek to enjoy his bottled lunch, and just enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air.  

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Today I cut and ground two large pork loins.  4 pork roasts, numerous packages of pork chops and numerous packages of ground pork; all vacuum sealed and into the deep freeze.  What a great feeling!  

I also need to find the time to make another batch of homemade goat milk soap.  We have a fair amount on hand, but not only do I feel better with household and food items "stocked up" but it's fun to do creative tasks instead of the same old boring cooking, cleaning, laundry; etc.  

Autumn is probably my most happily productive time of year... meaning, I'm productive all year long because I have to be, but the tasks I do in the Fall I do more happily because the weather just makes everything better.  Open the windows, the doors, let the sunshine in, the crisper, clean air and just enjoy the tasks at hand.











Why is Joe Biden still allowed to run for President and why isn't Hunter Biden in jail?????????

 

 

 

 

 

 















There are none so blind as those who refuse to see........ Open your eyes! Study, research, educate, learn...

  Biden's tax plan could create a tax rate of as much as 62%....




Our media should be JOURNALISTS and UNBIASED and simply present the FACTS AND TRUTH and let people decide for themselves.  But instead, they choose what stories to feed the public.  They're 'in bed' so to speak (and sometimes literally) with so many liberal Democrats that they CAN'T be honest anymore... are days of truth in journalism gone for good?  Forever?


Hillary was fed the questions to her debates ahead of time... and this time around the moderators are known big time Democrat 'friends' - how is this ok???????????   If it was a good friend of President Trump the leftist heads would be exploding right now.

They can do ANYTHING they want and get away with it... it just blows my mind.  NO ONE is holding Biden, Harris or the democratic leaders to ANY standards.  Zero. 


Liars.  All. Fucking. Liars.






Random Coffee Talking: I watched a documentary on Connie Francis (oh how my Uncle loved her) and my random embarrassing (now) memory of Paul & Paula (singing duo)

Random Thoughts:  

Last night I watched a short documentary on Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero).  I've always known who she was, and I've always known her songs/music.  But I've never really known anything about her life.  That was an interesting story.  From her trying to please her father and learning to sing and perform at the age of 3, to the mafia ties, to being raped in a motel room, her many failed marriages and more.  I had no idea.  

My earliest memory of Connie Francis was visiting my cousins house and my Uncle had a record of hers in the living room next to the record player.  He loved her music - I believe in part because he had seen her perform while he was in the service and serving over in France.  It was listening to her record at his house that led me to know her music, and later, to borrow her albums from our local town library and painstakingly sound out and write the lyrics to Funiculi Funicula as I 'heard' them.  Not too many 4th or 5th grade kids in America knew those lyrics back then I imagine.  But... I did that often with music I liked.  I will fill pages of a notebook with lyrics - and back then it involved listening to a record over and over again - picking up the needle and moving it back a hair on the album to the right place and doing it over and over again as I wrote out the words to a song.

Since I was doing this in the early 80's her music was already "old" but I loved (loved loved loved) 50's and 60's music - I've always been an odd kid.  I've always loved all kinds of music.  All kinds.

Although that brings back a rather embarrassing (now) memory.  In about 3rd (?) grade, we were all on
the carpet at school having a group circle time.  Teacher asked everyone to tell their favorite band, song or singer.  My big music 'kick' at home at that time was some old albums of my parents and I piped right up to answer confidently:  "Paul and Paula!"  When everyone looked at me questioningly (even the teacher) as no one knew who they were;  I added innocently (because I had read it on their album cover);  "Paul and Paula sing for young lovers."  I had no idea what that meant, but I sure said it with confidence!

I can still see the raised eyebrows and smirk on my teacher, Mrs. Brogenhammer's face.  

 

 

 

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China, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Jamaica and now Kazakhstan! Is there anyplace in the world that hasn’t been passing money under the table to Joe Biden through his troupe of extended family “bag men”? #bidencrimefamily

 

 


 

 

 

10.18.2020

Streaming now - Non-Essential - Kirk Cameron, Jack Hibbs, David Harris, Jr., Charlie Kirk, Cissie Franklin Lynch, Dr. Dan Erikson, Dinesh D'Souza....


 


 

My new canning jars, "What are you going to can? Body parts?" - Salsa - and don't forget - Non-Essential Live Stream Tonight

It's a Sunday morning, the sun is shining and it's a brisk 50 degrees out right now, which is perfect because I have the front door wide open and the morning air smells so lovely!  (I also have a space heater going next to my feet under the desk because I'm always cold...)

Yesterday I had plans to stay home and undertake a few tasks and chores.  Instead, I saw on Walmart's website they had a set of canning jars in stock.  The website said it had 5, so I figured if I hurried and got dressed and drove there (about 10 miles) I had a chance of scoring at least 1 case.  

You see, it's impossible to find canning jars right now.  They sell out within minutes online and in stores.  I glanced at the online 'in stock' under the photo and got my butt in gear to go check it out.

I neglected to let my brain comprehend what I was reading.  They were 64 ounce sized jars.  At the time I was so shocked just to see the words 'available' that I didn't stop to ponder the size.

I did after I got there.

Yes, they had 1 case left on the shelves and they were huge.  Like, pickle jar huge.  They are a gallon size, which I don't plan to can anything that size.  But they had 1 case of HALF PINT jars on the shelf as well, so... SCORE!  I love that size for salsa!

I hesitated at the large jars.  No, I didn't really want to can soups or anything that big but... dry storage!  I realized they would be perfect for pasta, rice, wheat berries (un-milled flour) and freeze dried foods once opened, to keep them in a great air tight, organized, uniform sized containers. 

I bought the jars.

I ended up doing a pretty big shopping trip for household items, sewing items, canning items and other boring things like that.  When I got home, I left the canning items on the kitchen counter in anticipation of making salsa today.  When Mr. Coffee got home from work last night he walked into office where I was, laughing.  

"What you going to can!?"  he exclaimed, "Body parts!?"

😅😅😅😅😅

Yesterday I got a total of NONE of my tasks done that I kinda sorta wanted to.  Other things, but not the things I planned.  So today those are on my task list.

I will soon finish my coffee and go start to make the homemade salsa.

That has to simmer 1-3 hours before I can it so during that time I will be grinding chuck roasts into ground beef and packaging them and food vacuum sealing them for the freezer.

I also hoped to pressure can some butter but we have family members coming over to visit today and to help move a freezer so to be honest with myself, I know I won't probably won't get to that.

Tonight is also the Non-Essential live-stream that I hope I get to tune in for.  (Worship, guest speakers, and insightful casual discussions about Covid-19, the elections and more... will be streamed on nonessential.live from 5:00 – 7:00 PM PST - tonight - Sunday, October 18, 2020.)

 

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 You might be interested in some of the products mentioned in this post, available through Amazon.

 

Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon 64 Oz Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6 

 

 

  Meat Grinder Electric, Stainless Steel Meat Mincer, Sausage Stuffer, [2600W Max] Kubbe Maker Kit Included Home Kitchen & Commercial Use 

 

 

  Weston 65-1001-W Harvest Guard Vacuum Sealer 

 

 

 

10.17.2020

This morning when my husband was getting ready for work at 4:30, I was laying in bed hoping to be able to fall back to sleep.  I suddenly thought "Is my alarm set?  If I fall back to sleep around 5:30 or 6:00 I need to be up by 6:30 or I'll be late!"  And as I grabbed my phone to make sure my alarm was 'on' I realized;  it's  Saturday!  Make sure your alarm is OFF!  So I did.

And good thing.  Because later, I did fall back to sleep and woke up at a very late (for me) 7:25 am.  Ah, Saturday, I think I love you.

Although I don't talk politics out loud in real life, I do need to vent some times so that is where my blog helps out.

Biased journalists keep asking themselves;  "What story can we feed the public?"

And damn, it works.

For those who don't like to get spoon fed shit by the media; they can see through the facade, the lies and the coverups.  Look past what's on the spoon being held out to your mouth and see what is in the bowl it's coming from..

Once you see, your eyes are opened and you can't unsee.

I don't talk politics in real life.  I don't like hearing others talk politics, I don't take part.

Politics also don't affect who I choose to be friends with in life.

My life-long, dearest and oldest friend and her husband were liberal Democrats.  Die-hard Democrats. Very active life-long Democrats.

Best friends; we held different political beliefs but it rarely came up in conversations except when she would mention they were going to the caucuses that evening or were going to be busy campaigning that weekend, etc. 

About 10 years ago they both surprised themselves and came out as Republicans.  At first her husband started to make comments about what he was seeing, learning and that he was shocked he found himself agreeing with the Republicans more than his own party.  My best friend admitted to her husband that she too was seeing some truth... once she was open to taking off her blinders.  2008 started the eye-opening and by 2012 they both considered themselves "Liberal Republicans".  

 

 

 

Most of my friends, I don't know what party they side with. I don't care. I don't bring it up and if they do, I may answer with short answers or decline to answer - but will change the subject because political sparing just isn't important and it doesn't factor into my friendships with people.

I'm that way with a lot of things in life.

I don't judge you on how you dress, how you vote, the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, or your status in life.  I do however judge if we can be friends by who you are.  What you say, how you act, what you do.  Your personality. Your actions. 

Who you are. That counts.

But sometimes I'm so frustrated by what I'm seeing that I need to vent so... there ya go.  My blog. My space. My outlet.

But mostly?  Just coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.

 

 

 

     

 

 


Just a regular Joe Voter who works in Communications and a regular Sally Voter who just a physical therapist from State College? LIARS. Why do Democrats continue to lie, steal and cheat? Because if they didn't... they could NOT WIN.

 

ABC is keeping silent amid growing criticism of its town hall with Joe Biden after two of the attendees who asked the Democratic nominee questions were identified as an Obama speechwriter and the wife of a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat. 

One of the questioners was Nathan Osburn, who worked for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department under the Obama-Biden administration and at the Small Business Administration. 

Osburn's profession was listed as "communications" on a graphic and his home city was listed as Philadelphia. 

Another questioner was Mieke Haeck, who ABC identified as a physical therapist from State College, Pa.

Haeck is also the wife of Ezra Nanes, who in 2018 ran for Pennsylvania state Senate Republican Majority Leader Jake Corman. Nanes is currently an at-large member of the Centre County Democratic Committee.

This isn't the first time ABC landed in hot water over one of its town hall events. Last month, The Washington Free Beacon reported that at least two of the so-called "uncommitted voters" who participated in its town hall with President Trump had engaged in liberal political activism or criticized the president on social media.

One of them, Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque -- who grilled President Trump on the subject of health care -- expressed her intention to volunteer for Kamala Harris' presidential campaign in a January 2019 tweet. In other tweets, Blaque trashed the president as "pathetic," "a f---ing moron," a "pig," and a "swine." Meanwhile, she identifies as a "liberal Democrat" on her Facebook page.

The other was Philadelphia pastor Carl Day, who was also labeled an "uncommitted" voter by ABC News, but tweeted just last month that he had "never once supported trump and won't now. What I will do is call them out of their foolery."

In another tweet, Day referred to the Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" as a time when "the n-----s did what they were told in all industries, wouldn't have the audacity to try to enter a white [sic] establishment and didn't talk back to the cops." Day also suggested that Trump is a "villain."



10.16.2020

Biden falsely claims union endorsement, ABC and CNN mum about the Biden reports, Hunter Biden offered 10 million annually by the Chinese and more...

 




 




 

 

 

 

 

 

What a different day today is verses yesterday!  

Ironically (?) just as I got ready to come here and chit chat a post, "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong just started randomly playing on my song list.   So far today has been good... and productive.  A double win.

Yesterday was just rough all the way around!  Non-stop!  I was so over-it by last night that's all I could really say to my husband when he got home from work - is that I was just "OVER" the day.  Done.  Of course I drowned my irritating and frustration with food.  Give me all the food!  My husband did  a second take when he saw my dinner plate.  "You must have had a bad day... you're eating a cheeseburger!"   Yeah, I'm not really a fan of burgers so I'll make them for my husband then make something else for me.  But last night?  Give me a cheeseburger.  And a huge slab of the Polish Cream Cake dessert I made yesterday - to be frozen for some future meal.  Oh heck no.  I got that baby out and proceeded to eat almost 1/4 of it.  LOL.  And then grabbed a sleeve of Ritz crackers and ate 3/4 of them.  And I don't eat crackers!!!  Or desserts!!!!

So basically, everything I ate last night for dinner/dessert were things I don't eat.  Ha ha.

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I'm off to get more accomplished, so I'm not actually blogging any of the topics I had in mind to chat about this morning.  Just typing quickly to say good morning to my coffee friends.  I'm just so happy my negative, crappy day yesterday is over.  :)

 

 


 


 


The Non-Essential Christian Live Stream from Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills is Happening This Weekend - Have You RSVP'd?

   

From the creators of successful Faith outreach events such as Hope Rising and Revive Us, comes Non-Essential.  

The event will take place at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, California, in front of a live audience of 2,500 people, and will be streamed on nonessential.live from 5:00 – 7:00 PM PST on Sunday, October 18, 2020. All speakers, musical guests, and audience attendees will be live, in person (not via video stream).

During the event, national faith leaders and panelists will explore and discuss the unique issues of 2020 in relation to faith and voting, such as COVID-19, national civil unrest, the sanctity of life, racial division, and more. Worship will be led by leading recording artist, and K-LOVE Male Artist of the Year, Danny Gokey. The ultimate goal is to encourage the more than forty million inactive Christian voters in the United States to participate in this year’s election.

“Through amazing worship, powerful guest speakers, and insightful casual discussions, Non-Essential is going to unite Christians together from around the entire country,” said Ryan Higgins, Co-Creator of Non-Essential and Founder of The Tempus Collaborative.

“Every election cycle, I’m both shocked and disappointed to learn how many Christians do not participate in our elections and it’s my hope that an event like this can make a historical difference,” Higgins continued. “In an era when attending church, worshiping, supporting our police forces, protecting the life of the unborn and so many of the Christian values we hold dear are being deemed non-essential, it’s time for the family of faith to stand and have our voices heard.”





10.15.2020

I wonder how good an 18 month old would be playing The Nightmare Before Christmas 'Trivial Pursuit' game?

I'm not exactly sure how I ended up on Amazon tonight, because I was reading "Science" based news... that's the last thing I remember before I must have seen something that sent me on a 'click click click' of my mouse, which made me think of something else, which led to something else and before I knew it, I was glancing through some Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas items.

When I saw this listing, I just had to smirk.

Ages:  18 months and up.

For a Trivial Pursuit game based on the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas?  Really?

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put the fucker in an electric chair and get it over with so no innocent child needs to suffer at his hands ever again.

 

Reading about a little 3 week old baby that was sexually assaulted, I kept thinking (and even said out loud a couple times)...

I would shoot them in the fucking face.

Anyone who abuses an infant (and has a HISTORY OF ABUSING KIDS LIKE THIS ASSHOLE DOES) deserves death.  The world would not miss their pathetic, disgusting life.  Not one bit.

 


 

 

An increasing number of children in Florida have been taken from their parents and placed in foster care since 2014. But DCF and the nonprofit agencies charged with managing child welfare at the local level have not done a good job of finding safe places for these children to stay, a USA TODAY Network investigation found.

What happened to this infant in Marion County is just one example. On Friday, the USA TODAY Network will begin publishing the first articles in a multi-part series that will look into this and other problems impacting Florida’s child welfare system.

“They privatized the system to make it better,” Schmerling said. “But now there are multiple private agencies in every county, and when a child is harmed there is finger pointing all around and no accountability.”

A history of sexual abuse

According to the lawsuit filed against Kids Central and The Centers, the 16-year-old boy has been in the care of the Kleins since he was a baby.

The Kleins originally fostered him and his older sister, and adopted the two children in 2011 after a reunification with their biological mother didn't work out.

The boy was only a toddler at the time.

The lawsuit states that his biological mother must have sexualized him by exposing him to pornography and having sex in front of him.

In 2013, when he was 9, he sexually molested the Klein's 5-year-old girl, the lawsuit states.

Three years later, he shared a room with his younger adopted brother, and that child made statements "about his 'butt' and things (his older brother) would do, indicating the possibility that (the boy) was sexually abusing the younger child or minimally being sexually inappropriate," the lawsuit states.

Through it all, the lawsuit claims that Kids Central failed to get psychosexual evaluations for the troubled boy.

The lawsuit also states that Kids Central and The Centers continued to send vulnerable children to the Klein's foster home in spite of boy's psychological problems.

The boy was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and anxiety, the lawsuit states. He had significant behavioral issues including hoarding food, stealing, lying, staying up all night to watch TV and visiting pornographic websites when the rest of the family was asleep.

By 2018, he also had a history of running away and destroying property in the house. That’s why the Kleins installed video cameras and even locked their bedroom door. They felt he “could not be trusted, violated the rules often, had problems with respecting boundaries and could not be left unsupervised in the house.”

Impact on the developing brain

Many people will say that the 3-week-old baby won't remember much about the sexual assault that took her by surprise in the Klein's foster home more than 18 months ago, said Thomas Dikel, a Gainesville pediatric neuropsychologist.

"But the impact is definitely going to be there," Dikel said. "The child's brain develops to survive the environment in which it is placed. It needs to know what to expect from the world, whether it's a safe or dangerous place."

This violence came out of nowhere, Dikel said, and the brain is not set up to deal with that kind of thing.

"I'm going to assume that she suffered at least some pain, if not a tremendous amount, and 20 minutes is an awfully long time to an infant," Dikel said. "What she was going through was horrific, terrifying. For all she knew, she was going to die."

Dikel said that a child can get over this kind of trauma if she is placed in a safe environment and adopted by someone who loves and cares for her. But there will always be a possibility that another triggering event will have a catastrophic effect and throw her right back into a full blown fear response.

With regard to Kids Central and The Centers, Dikel said there is no excuse for putting a completely vulnerable child in such a dangerous situation.

"When you're going to put a very young child in a foster home, you should thoroughly check out everyone in that foster home," Dikel said. "If you find a real threat or major risk – particularly to do with sex offenses and a repeat offender – you're getting red flags to the point of fireworks.

"If someone is predatory, they are going to focus in on someone that is vulnerable. Putting a young child in a situation like that is beyond shocking."

 

 

 

Put the fucker in an electric chair and get it over with so no innocent child needs to suffer at his hands ever again.

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Talking: My outgoing answer machine message circa 1995-ish - Sorry I'm not home right now I'm walking into spiderwebs So leave a message and I'll call you back A likely story, but leave a message And I'll call you back

 

I always have music playing in my head.  A song or chorus or even a jingle playing over and over.  Always.  I assumed everyone was like this but apparently they aren't... ha ha.  Anyway!  

Since yesterday afternoon I can hear Gwen Stefani during her No Doubt days singing about spiderwebs...

You think that we connect
That the chemistry's correct
Your words walk right through my ears
Presuming I like what I hear

And now I'm stuck in the
The web you're spinning
You've got me for your prey

Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I'll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message
And I'll call you back

Yeah, so yesterday there was a big spider that had spun it's web outside near the front door.  I was trimming a tree and the web broke (it was attached) and later, when I went out to wait for one of my daughter's to come home, I was sitting on the step and noticed the spider had spun a new one across the landing.  I told my daughter to be careful as she was walking into spiderwebs... (cue the music) and then got a branch and waved it in front of her to remove the web so she could walk up the stairs to the door.

A random coffee-chat memory also connected to that song...

When I was a newlywed and living in Southern California, my best friend and I liked to use music on our answer machines (yes, before cellphones).  She had done it and I loved it, so I did as well.  You find a chorus or song you like, play a little clip when the phone answers and then start your message "Hey!  You've reached blah blah blah... leave a message!"

We had something like this on our machine for just a few weeks before I erased it and went with a boring regular message (after my parents called and my Dad complained he couldn't understand the song anyway...).

But later, in 1995-ish (?) when this song came out, I thought the chorus was perfect for a machine so I again (briefly) used;

Sorry I'm not home right now
I'm walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message and I'll call you back
A likely story, but leave a message

And I'll call you back

 - as our outgoing message.

I liked it for about a day (?) before I erased it and went back to the "hello, you've reached...." message but whenever I hear this song randomly play on the radio or on my MP3, I always picture the chorus as an outgoing message on an answer machine.

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And with that, I'm out of time (and coffee) and must rush to get dressed and get out the door on time!






















10.14.2020

I swear something electronic in my house is listening to our conversations so these random - but on topic - ads keep popping up on my computer! LOL.

We've talked about this numerous times over the years but I just find it so funny.

I talk about cornbread to a family member for the first time in like, 5 years, and the next morning what ad do I see on my computer?  "How to make perfect cornbread!"

I mention flutes in conversations around the house and the next day I'm seeing musical instrument ads on some pages.

This has happened so many times over the past 4-5 years that I can't even count.

My husband and I have both had it happen so often that for a couple weeks we were testing the theory of 'something' 'somewhere' listening to us and we would bring up the most random topics to chat about.  I remember one was cauliflower (saw ads for it the next day) and he brought up guitars and we both had guitar DIY kits ads with a day or two.  Celebrities, foods, places, cars, etc.  That exact item (as random as it may be) will pop up as an ad or ad for an article within a day.

Things like that.  

BUT...  here's the deal....

  • I wasn't looking up information on computer - so, it wasn't tracking cookies.
  • This is family members talking out loud about topics - in person.  Not texting, sending emails or anything to do with electronics.
  • We do not (nor will we ever) own an Alexa or other household listening device.
  • Our 'smart TV' is set to NOT connect to any other 'smart' electronic, nor the wi-fi, etc.
  • We don't have any other apps or electronics or 'smart' appliances that have listening.
  • I don't even let Cortana on our laptops.  (Not the same topic, but I keep a sticker over our webcams when not in use as well - and we do not use 'the cloud' for any storage so all those privacy devices and settings are also turned off on all electronics.) 


I feel as though it almost has to be our phones somehow doing it.  The phones are the only electronics we have our microphones 'on'.

It happened again today and I just have to shake my head and chuckle.  

Last night my son told me about how he was cleaning his toilet and scrubbing really hard on the underside, when the plastic wand snapped in hand.  It snapped pretty strongly, the jagged plastic scraped two fingers and stabbed a third finger, slicing it open with a lot of blood and a large flap of skin open.  We discussed first aid, etc.  Later I mentioned this to my husband and we briefly discussed how our son cut his fingers pretty bad 'cleaning a toilet'.  

This morning I discussed through snapchat on my iphone, using voice-text, the update on his fingers because it looks like when he jerked his hand, it hit the edge of the bowl and he broke his finger.  I then mentioned this update to my daughter (out loud).  

This evening I went online and suddenly instead of the usual ad topics I always see (I'm pretty boring predictable with my internet searches and sites) I see this........

I've never had a toilet cleaning ad before!!!  NEVER.  BAH HA HA HA.




Hey Joe Biden, Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot A historical refresher - By David Harsanyi (June 12, 2019)

 

 

Hey Joe Biden, Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot

A historical refresher.

By

“Know what I was most proud of?” presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd on Wednesday. “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.”

In an era where every presidential tweet is an existential threat to democracy, there are probably plenty of people who believe this myth. Off the bat, though, it should be mentioned that even liberal factchecking outfit PolitiFact once awarded Barack Obama the “Lie of Year” for misleading the American people about his technocratic health-care plan.

Our former vice president, no slouch about misleading the public on the ACA, probably forgot.

Obama’s most famous lie, of course, upturned millions of lives. Without it, it’s doubtful Obamacare—which was perhaps the only wholly partisan national reform effort in American history—would ever have passed. Even with a stream of falsehoods, the bill had to be shoe-horned through Congress. Media did a lot of heavy lifting for the administration in those heady days.

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep it” was only one of an array of demonstrably false statements fed to the public to give (now-extinct) moderate Democrats cover. You might remember one of Obamacare’s architects, Jonathan Gruber, explaining how this “lack of transparency” compounded by “the stupidity of the American voter” was a huge political advantage for the administration. Or maybe you don’t.

How many Americans knew, for instance, that “Operation Fast and Furious” put around 2,000 weapons into the hands of narco-traffickers (and an Islamic terrorist), leading to the murder of hundreds of Mexican citizens, and at least one American, a border agent named Brian Terry? Not enough.

There must have been at least a sniff of scandal, by the way, because even after a federal judge rejected Obama’s assertion of executive privilege in efforts to deny Congress files relating to the operation, the administration wouldn’t budge. Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, refused to cooperate in the investigation, becoming the first sitting attorney general in American history to be held in contempt of Congress — a vote that included 17 Democrats.

That’s odd, because today asserting executive privilege is exactly like Watergate. And ignoring courts? Well, Obama did that all the time.

Then again, Obama could secretly send planes filled with cash to pay ransom to an Islamist terror state responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemen (using money that had been earmarked for terror victims), and most reporters would still regurgitate echo-chamber talking points. You remember Ben Rhodes bragging about how the Obama administration could trick 27-years-olds whose “only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns” because they “literally know nothing?”

Politico’s Josh Meyer, who did know something, would write a deeply sourced piece—featuring numerous real-life, on-the-record administration officials— about the Obama administration’s efforts to undermine investigations into a drug-trafficking ring run by Hezbollah operating in the United States, and most major news organizations never even mentioned it.

Today, President Trump’s Twitter attacks on CNN reporters are threats to the future of free expression. Back in 2012, the Obama’s Department of Justice spied on the Associated Press, tapping around 20 different phone lines—including cell phone and home lines—that captured at least 100 staffers who worked for the outlet. The government kept records of all outgoing calls “for both the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters” and the main line used by reporters in the House of Representatives.

The Justice Department had already spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, looking at his personal emails, and tracking his movements. Holder, by the way, shopped the case to three separate judges, until he found one who let him name Rosen a co-conspirator in the crime of reporting the news. If only this episode had gotten a fraction of the breathless coverage of a William Barr letter.

There is, of course, so much more. Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, oversaw an operation of illegal spying on a staffer of the legislative branch of the U.S. government. At least five agency officials under his watch broke into Senate computer files, viewing drafts of a report on torture and reconstructing emails of at least one staffer. Brennan would attempt to cover up the agency’s actions by doubling down, blaming the Senate, and pushing to fire at least one staffer charged with investigating his agency.

Then there is Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who brazenly lied to Congress about spying on American citizens.

Biden might not remember that Internal Revenue Service leadership aggressively targeted conservative groups to undermine their voice in elections. The IRS admitted as much in an apology letter. Then there was Obama national security advisor Susan Rice, who went on national television and claimed that terrorist attacks against Americans at Benghazi were a “spontaneous reaction” to “hateful and offensive video,” even when she knew it was a sophisticated and pre-planned terror attack. Defenders of free expression were nowhere to be found as the maker of the video was conveniently thrown into jail.

There were cronyistic green projects that enriched political allies. There was the Secret Service’s many embarrassing breaches and general debauchery. There was Hillary Clinton’s infamous attempts to circumvent transparency — more than likely to cover up favor-trading. Even more seriously, there was Veterans Affairs negligence.

Then again, perhaps Biden feels “most proud” of his mythical eight years of non-scandals because it’s about the only thing in his political past he isn’t going to be forced to abandon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

Did you hop over to Amazon yesterday for the start of their big 2 day Prime sale? Yesterday and today - a great time to find deals if you are in the market.

Coffee break!

Just made a ton of cookies this morning so I have cookies to offer as well (low carb and sugarfree...  don't feel guilty!). 

Yesterday was insanely busy and a bit... overwhelming at times.  Today it was wonderful to look at my daily planner and see that I get to 'pick and choose' what I'm doing instead of following other peoples agendas or doing things that HAVE to be done.  I don't like being told what to do in any way, shape or form - never have and I assume since I'm a grown adult now, I never will.   Although I was being heavily recruited by the Army in high school due to my target skills, there is NO WAY I could have gone into the military.  My rebellious nature when given a command, order or even just nicely 'told' would get me into too much trouble.  LOL.

Did you hop over to Amazon yesterday for the start of their big 2 day Prime sale?  Yesterday and today - a great time to find deals if you are in the market.  



  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can Joe Biden even say his own NAME without messing it up??? Mentally unfit for any public office.

Oh look... he opened his mouth again.

Every. Damn. Time.

I wonder if he can say his own name... or if he uses a teleprompter and ear-mic for that too?



Biden says Pennsylvania plant 'thinking of shutting down,' company responds to 'untrue' claim

This was certainly random: the unintentional memory connection this morning between an online ad for shoe repair and suicide

This morning I was just sipping coffee, checking emails and such when I saw an online ad for a local shoe repair service.  I stopped... paused... I guess I hadn't thought about a shoe repair business for a number of years.  Honestly, I'm impressed.  It seems we live in such a throw away society that no one over the age of 90 would bother to get their shoes repaired anymore.  

Now that I'm pondering 'shoe repair shops' I'm remembering I actually used one... although I can't remember where we lived at the time (which city or state) or how many years ago it was.  But I think it was my oldest daughter's new leather shoes or hiking boots.  It's a faint memory... I recall yellow stitching and it was really, really cheap to get it fixed (whatever it was).  I'm thinking probably 15 years ago?  

But that brings up another 'shoe repair' - kinda - memory.

I know a guy who started a shoe and leather repair shop at his home.  I babysat for his kids.  When I started, they had just had one little newborn.  By the time I graduated high school and left home, they had two kiddos and I was their full time babysitter for 4 summers in a row.  It was just a few years later he committed suicide.  In the garage where he had his shoe-repair shop set up.  He was always a rather odd-duck kind of guy, a little bit creepy so I avoided him during my teenage years babysitting for them - I mostly saw the Mom during my summer babysitting job - but he was always cheerful.  Had a smile on his face and was talkative.  I didn't know of any issues he or they might have had.  In other words; I never had a clue.

So now we've made the connection between a shoe-repair ad into suicide... but there is one more connection.  October is mental health awareness month, right?   So it all unintentionally fits together.  



Off to brew one more cup of strong, hot, black coffee before heading in to get dressed and take off....



  

10.13.2020

Joe Biden: This man is OH MY GOSH SO MENTALLY UNFIT IT SHOULD FUCKING SCARE YOU.

 


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-trump-doctor-ronny-jackson-questions-biden-s-mental-fitness-for-office/ar-BB19Zh7N


Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician-turned-GOP congressional candidate, suggested on Tuesday that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is mentally unfit for office, citing what he called cognitive decline.

"As a citizen of this country, I watch Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I am concerned that he does not - am convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief and head of state," Jackson told reporters on the call.

"I really think that he needs some type of cognitive testing before he takes over the reigns as our commander in chief, if that is in the cards," Jackson added.

 

THIS.

If you do any research on Joe Biden - and watch him talking, giving speeches, even trying to hold a conversation on the street (yes, all these videos are there for the watching - but you have to look for them - MAIN NEWS MEDIA is so incredibly liberal Democrat, one-sided and too busy spreading hate and disinformation to actually cover real news)  this will TERRIFY YOU.

This man is OH MY GOSH SO MENTALLY UNFIT IT SHOULD FUCKING SCARE YOU.

I don't give a rats-ass if you are Democrat or Republican...   it's not about which 'side' wins.  It's about picking the right person for the job.  The job of LEADING OUR COUNTRY.   It is *NOT* Joe Biden.  If you are being honest, and you've done your homework, you will know this is true.

He's mentally unfit.  Period.

People... I did not vote for Trump.  I wasn't ok with voting for Trump because although he was a brilliant businessman and we needed him to fix the economy and our unemployment situation after the lazy-ass celebrity-wanna-be Obama was... I didn't know if he could pull off playing ball with the rest of the swamp, since he is not a schmoozy life-long politician.   I absolutely would not, could not vote for Killary so... I didn't vote.   But in the past 4 years Trump earned my respect.  The man isn't a politician, he isn't into lying and kissing ass.  He has no time for games or bullshit.  He just wants to get stuff done.  I like that.  Our economy blew through the roof (record highs on Wall Street), he took the reigns when it came to deal with assholes in the UN, stood up to China, started to build the dang wall that needs to be built, lowered unemployment to almost record lows for the past 17 years and there is absolutely ZERO truth to him being racist or a dictator (I roll my eyes even typing that). 

So yeah, back to Biden.

If the Democrats had chosen the 'right person' for the job to put on the ballot - hell yeah, vote for them!   But my gosh people... this is our COUNTRY.  Our LIVES.  Creepy Mindless Uncle Joe in a position of power like that?  Should. Fucking. Scare. You. 

The man (and Pelosi too) are mentally unfit.  Watch their interviews.  (You won't find coverage on Joe's fuck-ups on CNN, MSN, NBC, etc.  But if you look for them... oh they are there.  ALL OVER.  Because every time he opens his mouth, his brain misfires...)

But...  my coffee thoughts are that Pelosi and Harris know this.  And the longer range plan is to get him elected, declare him incompetent - so Harris as VP can take over.  Dollars to donuts.  

 

 

 



.... I spilled my f*cking iced peppermint mocha

Today  has been very, very busy but I knew it would be so that part was expected.  

However, in the midst of a huge task, multi-tasking with two other things at the same... already in a pretty shitty mood because it was NOT going the way it was supposed to and I wasn't happy with it...

.... I spilled my f*cking iced peppermint mocha all over the dang refrigerator freezer, into the seal, under the drawers, down the side, into the coasters and hardware and finally... a huge puddle on the floor that extends under the freezer.  All because of the f*cking dog.

So I did what anyone would do.  Wiped up 95% of it, brewed a fresh cup of hot, strong, black coffee and said "screw it" and walked out of the kitchen to come sit down, sip coffee and... breathe.




 

 

 

 

 

 

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