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December 25, 2021

I know four very close people who have the "sniffles" today.

All are vaccinated.

To a person they just think they’re under the weather.

Lines for tests were blocks long yesterday but only one of them attempted to get tested.

I’m staying in, staying away and staying safe as I can.

Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄

November 29, 2021

Omicron extremely mild no hospitalizations


The South African doctor who first identified the omicron variant that is spreading in the country and abroad has described the symptoms as she observed them in her patients, stating that the strain is so far producing “very, very mild” effects in them.

Dr Angelique Coetzee told BBC News that she had first noticed the symptoms in a young, male patient around the age of 30 whom she normally knew to be very healthy. He was “extremely tired” as well as having “body aches and pains with a bit of a headache,” a “scratchy” rather than sore throat, and no cough or loss of taste or smell, she said. The doctor was speaking about her experience of a small group of patients, and not making general comments about how all patients will experience it.

What are the symptoms of the omicron variant?
Coetzee tested the man for covid-19 and found him to be positive, then tested his family and found them all to have the virus, despite showing only “very, very mild symptoms,” she said.

For the rest of the day, people kept presenting at her surgery with similar symptoms, and all tested positive. Noticing that the symptoms seemed to differ from the delta variant, which had hitherto been the most prevalent form of covid globally, she alerted the country’s vaccines committee, of which she is a member. They announced their resultant discovery of the omicron variant a few days later.

Perhaps reassuringly for those who are worrying about this new development, Coetzee noted that none of the cases she knew of were serious. “What we are seeing clinically in South Africa, and remember that I’m at the epicenter, that’s where I’m practicing, is extremely mild…We haven’t admitted anyone [to hospital]. I spoke to other colleagues of mine: The same picture,” she told the BBC.
However, she did caution that the picture might change in the next weeks.
November 19, 2021

Found a great roasting pan for holiday cooking at IKEA today


Had been looking all over after replacing the old one. It got burnt and started peeling so I chucked it last week.

Went to Marshalls, TJX and Macys and all had similar pans with one feature I didn’t want: non-retractable handles.

I need the retractable handles to store the pan after use in the bottom drawer of the stove under the oven. The non-folding handle pans don’t fit.

Anyhewww. The best thing is this pan is only $8.99!!!

Can’t go wrong with this.

I love a bargain.

Today was a good day.
November 18, 2021

Will an innocent man be executed today? 🙏🏽


Updated on Nov. 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET: Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 to recommend clemency for Julius Jones on Nov. 1. The recommendation to commute Mr. Jone’s death sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole now goes to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt for consideration.

Mr. Jones is still scheduled to be executed on Nov. 18.

Monday’s recommendation from the board reaffirmed its recommendation following a previous hearing on Sept. 13, 2021.

The following text has been updated to reflect the most recent developments.

Julius Jones has been on death row in Oklahoma for 19 years for a 1999 murder he’s always said he had no part in. Mr. Jones, who is represented by federal attorneys Dale Baich and Amanda Bass, was convicted and sentenced to death at the age of 19 and has now spent half his life in prison, waiting to be executed for a crime that new and compelling evidence suggests he didn’t commit.

More than 6.3 million people, and counting, have signed a petition supporting Mr. Jones in his fight to prove his innocence in the killing of Paul Howell, a businessperson, in Edmond, Okla.,

Despite this, Mr. Jones’ execution has been scheduled for Nov. 18. His is one of seven people facing execution in Oklahoma in the next six months. If carried out, they will be the first executions to take place in Oklahoma since 2015, after a series of botched executions resulted in a statewide moratorium.
November 15, 2021

60 Minutes says the shipping crisis started with quarantine

IOW while TFG reigned.

Not a peep from the media then but now we’re firehosed with the story daily.

Once again it highlights RW media collusion.

November 13, 2021

Trying out this turkey breast ciabatta dressing recipe today

to see if I want to use it for the holiday.


I saw it on PBS/America’s Test kitchen and it looked delicious.

Smells wonderful cooking in the oven now.

November 11, 2021

The DOJ is doing NOTHING

Issa/Fortenberry scandal



Mother Jones DOJ investigates inauguration corruption


CNN: rioter who assaulted Capitol police gets 41 mos.


DOJ indicts 3 people behind pro-Trump 'scam PAC


All the yeah-but’ers line up at the back.
November 3, 2021

The REPUBLICAN billionaire-owned media makes up shit on the daily

and too many readily take it and run without question. Not a day goes by that some don’t mention that here.

Yet, tonight political cannibals are feasting on their own party based on the propagandist media’s bullshit fairytales about rigged elections.

They’re so comfortable telling half truths and outright fucking lies and so used to their hacked audiences' failures to question them, they’re now rinsing and repeating them with lockstep instantaneous analyses (“white women” are the blame’ Democrats didn’t turn out ...).

Until you get reliable information--if that’s even possible--stop the fucking attacks on Democrats based on information from known liars and obfuscators.

November 1, 2021

CPD union threats

CPD union head John Cantanzara* threatened repeatedly that police would walk en masse leaving the city unprotected if vaccine mandates were enforced. He gave the unvaxxed police instructions through the media to seek other employment such as driving Uber if they were dismissed. (The POS media even went to small town police departments in places like Wisconsin to have them say on camera that they wouldn’t help if Chicago police were dismissed even though Chicago asked no other areas for help.)

Lightfoot and the administration have subsequently selectively dismissed individual violators randomly--making timing unpredictable and, most importantly, taking the fuel out of the union’s fire to walk en masse. Cantanzara’s recent response was to say that all the violators should be dismissed at once. The pronouncement just made him look powerless since the union cannot determine how management manages and it highlights the union’s inability to direct the workforce.

So kudos to Lightfoot for turning the union’s threats and bravado around into embarrassment.

* - The local media seems to shove a mic in this guy’s face every chance they get. He seems to get more press than the mayor. Why union people support Magats is baffling.

October 11, 2021

Why aren't there more black people in Oregon?

Have you ever wondered why the Black population in Oregon is so small? Oregon has a history not only of Black exclusion and discrimination, but also of a vibrant Black culture that helped sustain many communities throughout the state—a history that is not taught in schools. Author and educator Walidah Imarisha will lead participants through an interactive timeline of Black history in Oregon that speaks to the history of race, identity, and power in this state and the nation. Participants will discuss how history, politics, and culture have shaped—and will continue to shape—the landscape not only for Black Oregonians but all Oregonians. Thomas Robinson will share a photo essay on the impact of the policies and decisions that have impacted Black Portlanders in North and Northeast Portland.


Walidah Imarisha has taught courses on topics as diverse as the history of the Black Panther Party, race and the history of prisons, Hurricane Katrina, and hip hop as literature at Portland State University and throughout the country. Imarisha also filmed and codirected Finding Common Ground in New Orleans, a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. Thomas Robinson is a Photo Archivist who tells important stories through historical photographs.

This event on May 29, 2014 at the Portland Building Auditorium to a standing room only audience, was presented in partnership with the City of Portland Civil Rights Program.

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