Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


Atticus's Journal
Atticus's Journal
December 31, 2021

I was sorta counting my blessings this morning---I have food, clothing and a warm dry place to sleep

---and thinking of those not similarly situated. Something my mother used to say as she struggled to make ends meet came to mind: "The Lord must love poor people---he made so many of us!"

When I count my blessings, she is at the top of the list.

May we all begin to heal in 2022.

December 31, 2021

Most stores, including pharmacies, will be closed tomorrow on New Years Day, BUT---

---on January 2nd, I think we'd best be topping off gas tanks, getting enough prescription meds to last 6 weeks, and "stocking up" on essential supplies. Put plainly, I believe there is a real possibility---if not probability---that shelves may be empty and all sorts of businesses and services we take for granted will be closed because their staff is sick.

I think many, if not most, schools will close or function only remotely.

I think this will be like nothing we have ever experienced. Do what you can to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF until at least February. Personally, I will not seek in-person medical care for anything less than a life-threatening situation.

I hope I am wrong and you are all making fun of me in a month, but that's how I see things.

December 31, 2021

Poor Trump's rep has lost its luster

He must feel like Colonel Custer
I have a name for his style of bluster
I won't say it but it starts with "cluster".

December 30, 2021

It's a soup-from-scratch and homemade bread kind of day here in "Little Egypt".

Gray, cold but above freezing and rainy on and off.

All in all, a day for a warm cardigan and a good book.

December 30, 2021

And, the winner of the "Craven Dishonesty" award for 2021 is----

----"Mother's Boy"!

His whine about Democrats demeaning Trump supporters just because of "one day" last January clinched it for former VPOTUS Mikey Pence.

There is video of you fleeing and hiding from those Trump supporters last January 6th, sir! They were screaming their intent to hang you by the neck until dead on the gallows they'd constructed outside the Capitol!

Listening to your ass-kissing hypocrisy now that you're safe makes me---and a few others, I'd wager---want to puke!

December 30, 2021

Just took a drive past several big box stores, restaurants and supermarkets. There is

good news and bad news.

The good news: compared to several days ago, mask wearing has increased noticeably!

The bad news: mask wearing is UP to 15%---maybe.

December 30, 2021

"And Darkness and Decay and the Red ---CAPS--- held illimitable dominion over all."

If you understand Poe, you know this is how he would have described Prince Prospero's demise had he written it today.

December 30, 2021

Trump "insiders" take note: there IS a way out!

Yes, there is still time for you to act and "skate" away before YOU are "under the bus".

Buy a burner phone and call any member of the Select Committee and tell them you are prepared to "spill your guts". "Arrangements" will be made quickly for you to safely do so and a path for you to escape will be offered.

Think of it: you could eventually die in your own bed at home instead of a cell bunk.

As the saying goes---"If you talk, you just may walk".

December 30, 2021

I have for years assumed that there MUST be a limit to how low the Trump party could go.

I have now decided that there simply is no bottom to that well.

Just for example, they have now shamelessly claimed that the violent coup attempt last January 1.) did not happen, 2.) was the work of "antifa", 3.) was staged by the FBI, 4.) was a "false flag operation" of the Democrats!

There is nothing so vile, so transparently false, so LOW that some Trumpie will not scream it through clenched teeth on live TV.

December 30, 2021

Does anyone know if the HIPAA privacy rules ACTUALLY mean no one can be

required to state or verify their vaccination status?

Profile Information

Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 15,124
Latest Discussions»Atticus's Journal