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Posts posted by Melody

  1. 26 minutes ago, Oblong said:

    She’s morphing sports “whatever she does” and the influencer racket. 

    Oh, my oldest daughter has the funniest stories about this social media influencer (or wannabe?) who was at her resort last time she was in the Caribbean.    The guy she was with was doing all the filming.   Her hotel gym story had me crying laughing.   We tried to find the woman’s Instagram but never did have luck.   Bunch of fakes.  

  2. 31 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

    One of the many throwaway lines from Kubrick films that ended up embedded in pop culture. 

    That movie was from the 80s.  Kind of doubtful many younger women in particular  have seen it or have any clue of the context.   I am inclined to give grace on this type of thing.  Certainly my daughter had no idea it could be racist, not to mention sexually tinged.   But she doesn’t use it any more.  

  3. 1 hour ago, Edman85 said:



    She is terrible

    I don’t know who she is.  But my youngest daughter is thirty and I had to explain that expression to her last year after she posted it to a male friend on social media.  LOL.   She was shocked.  Had no idea the origin.  

  4. Is it activism on the part of SCOTUS to uphold the constitution?  Some Churches can certainly be more sensible (masks, shared communion cup, etc)  but we need to jealously guard our Constitutional rights.  All of them.


    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


  5. 2 hours ago, mtutiger said:

    Has anybody said that it would?

    The conversation here seems to be focused more on the downstream effects of these efforts and the milquetoast response of those within the President's party (with a couple exceptions), as well as the precedent being set.

    Does that bother you at all?

    Not really.   

  6. 35 minutes ago, Oblong said:

    Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should 

    This statement I agree with.   But did we expect any different?   He can. It is legal.  It will not change the outcome either way.  No sense elevating your blood pressure.  

  7. 24 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

    Wrong. Hillary conceded the morning after in a closer election. Obama invited him to the White House the next day. His staff prepared copious notes for the incoming administration, including how to handle a pandemic. 

    It’s already been documented that the delay in the transition after the 2000 election caused security issues that may have contributed to 9/11.

    We are currently in the middle of the biggest health crisis the world has seen. There is a possibility of a major rollout of vaccine coming by the end of the year and into the new year. Nero is as you say having a tantrum. Meanwhile all signs indicate a trans ion in power.

    To give you a small analogy, waiting like this is like buying a home and having the sellers deny you a walk through until after closing. Trump is destroying the house and blaming it on the buyers.

    Did you miss my statement, “according to law?”   Final walk through is a requirement.  Allowing you to move stuff in before closing is not, though some sellers may permit it. Trump for whatever reason has chosen not to concede so Biden is not the official President Elect until the EC meets.

    Trump is being typically classless, but waiting a couple of weeks will not change the outcome.  And neither will having a counter tantrum hasten him to concede.   It is almost over.   

  8. 3 minutes ago, CMRivdog said:

    Except that the majority of his sycoph er voters will still believe the election was stolen and rigged. And Trumplican members of Congress still kowtow to him.

    Your child screaming in the grocery store has lots of supporters

    He deserves to be taken out of the store and given a good paddling 

    At the very least that would give him a reason to cry

    My child?  I voted for Biden.  But I note that you acknowledged that you remove the child to a place of privacy to correct them instead of yelling at them or paddling them in public.  

  9. 1 minute ago, ROMAD1 said:

    delay in transition 

    The votes are not yet all certified and the EC has not met.  A technicality but nothing is delayed according to the law.  If he continues past that point in refusing to allow transition to proceed, at that point action can and should be taken.  Let him parade around in his birthday suit.  It won’t prolong his administration.

  10. 3 minutes ago, smr-nj said:

    ..... I believe you. 

    I also believe if your “tantrum” child had gored the eyes out of your kitten, or set the squirrel on fire, you would have recognized something more dangerous than a tantrum.

    Trumpers are filing court cases.  So what?  They aren’t coming to anything and not changing the outcome.  

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  11. 1 hour ago, smr-nj said:


    ”Freed her to speak her mind more freely”??

    But won’t say the “C” word. That he should concede. 

    So brave. Not.

    Sorry, none of this is good enough. The absolute crap that this administration/campaign is attempting is horrifying, and I’m supposed to applaud the wishy-washy comments of a tiny handful of GOP representatives? 


    I remember Kay from when she lived and owned an insurance agency here in my neighborhood. Then as Fort Worth Mayor.  That kind of public s**t talking is not her way.  Never has been.    And frankly, would not have benefited her constituents.  Not that it would have influenced Trump’s behavior in any event if she had strongly and publicly called him out.   

    I’m not that horrified, personally.  It is politics and it is Trump.  At the end of the day, everything will proceed in order and at its appointed time according to law and Trump goes back to Florida.  But then, I was the kind of parent who ignored tantrums because I learned that losing my own cool tended to result in a bigger, longer tantrum.  

  12. 45 minutes ago, mtutiger said:

    Fort Worth's Congresswoman, and probably the most Senior Republican in the House yet to wake up and smell the coffee.....

    I doubt Kay is coming to a new realization.  Rather, the fact that Trump lost has freed her to speak her mind more freely.  I wouldn't be terribly surprised to learn that she voted for Biden.   

  13. 1 hour ago, pfife said:

    I re-read the responses to the questions,  none of the answers indicated they did not have the data.   The answers indicated that the person answering did not know whether they had the data, and in one instance, didn't believe there was a database, which is a different question than whether they have the data.

    If he really wanted to know why people are dying at the nursing homes, like his headline purports to ask, he really truly could ask the nursing homes.    But no, he didn't.   He clearly just wanted to trash the government.

    It is the government's responsibility to monitor this and collect data, is it not?    I don't know who this guy is.  He may well be a jackass.  But I still don't find his questions to be unreasonable to be asked of those whose responsibility it is to monitor, enforce, and make decisions for all nursing home residents.  

  14. 8 minutes ago, pfife said:

    yes regulated by the state.  Nursing homes are also responsible for both data collection and rules enforcement as well.

    It just so happens that when you want to write a hit piece on the government, you don't ask the non-government questions I guess. 

    It was a fairly general question pertaining to nursing homes (plural) not a specific nursing home.  Seems reasonable to me to go to the agency responsible for collecting this data and expect them to have it. 

  15. 3 minutes ago, pfife said:

    Did he IDK ask the people running a nursing home?   I mean it's their job to keep their people healthy.  Literally what people pay them for.

    Are nursing homes in Michigan not licensed and regulated by the state?  They are here.  That regulating body should be responsible for data collection and rules enforcement.

  16. My brother just got home late Saturday from six weeks working in Greece.  Many interesting stories about his time there and how Covid was being handled by the Greek locals.   But among the things I found interesting was that he flew British Airways home.  It was a very large plane (a Boeing 777), but he said that there were only about twenty passengers on the flight from Heathrow to DFW.   

    Also his little dog was sure happy to see him!  It was so cute to see her reaction when he came for her yesterday.  🤣 

  17. 2 hours ago, Yoda said:


    One of my daughters lifts.  I know the work that goes into it.  And gains can be quickly lost.   
    My husband is a member of a gym but they have had to cancel their group classes.  He still goes, but with a private trainer just to work on the machines for strengthening his paralyzed muscles.  They are alone in the facility.  

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