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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
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About Me

I am 57, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (a lot). My 17 year old "puppy" died on June 2, 2020. She grew up listening to Animals (Pink Floyd). She has kept me sane through the tRump years, not easy, and has given me endless love, companionship, kisses and tail wags.

Journal Archives

John Oliver poem, "Ted Cruz Can Fuck Himself"

This is from a few weeks ago but I just discovered it. I think it is like Dr Seuss.

Gov Newsom declares drought in two CA counties....


Calif. -- Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of what should have been a more watery Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency executive order Wednesday in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state and the West Coast.

The announcement affects Mendocino and Sonoma counties, where Newsom says drought conditions are especially bad, but it falls far short of a statewide declaration despite some regions seeking one. California, which is now in its second year of drought conditions, is bracing for another devastating wildfire season after a winter with little precipitation

I just got back from my dispensary, 4/20 deals were

good. I was speaking with the budmaster and he said that he could see the difference tRump was making with his customers and their medical needs (anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, etc). I asked if he has seen much of a change since Biden won and he was hesitant to answer, "not really". I think it will take a long while to get our minds and bodies back to where we were before 4 years of tRump Hell.

Maybe it is "languishing" and not depression/anxiety as a post on DU last night stated.


Jesse Jackson has been looking very solemn standing in the back of the lawyers.

He looks so sad.

This should make the other 3 cops squirm a bit.

When is their trial. August?

3 guilty votes!?!

Jonathan Pie: To vaccine or not to vaccine, that is the question

Why CA may not get a Covid surge...

"Are herd immunity and the California coronavirus variant preventing a West Coast spring surge?"


One factor that may be helping California — for reasons not fully understood — is the presence of the California variant. The California variant here might be helping to keep a lid on the U.K. variant, which is believed to be more transmissible than the conventional strains of the coronavirus and likely results in more severe illness and, as a result, a greater chance of death.

A big factor in the Midwest surge is the presence of the U.K. variant, which now accounts for about 70% of Michigan’s and Minnesota’s new coronavirus cases, Rutherford said. Michigan is now seeing its hospitals under pressure from surges of patients, and some hospitals in the state are canceling nonemergency procedures and enacting pandemic surge plans, the Detroit Free Press reported.

One bright side, however, is that the cluster in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut seems to be “starting to turn the corner a little bit,” Rutherford said.

The California variant is believed to be 20% more transmissible than the conventional coronavirus strains, but the U.K. variant is thought to be 50% more transmissible and more likely to cause worse illness. It’s possible that California will eventually be dominated by the U.K. variant, Rutherford said. “But for right now, we have way more of the [California variant],” he said.

The vaccines now approved in the U.S. have proved themselves to be very effective and very safe, experts say. And the variants that pose a relatively higher risk of being resistant to vaccines — the South African and Brazilian variants — have yet to establish a firm hold in the U.S.

Good & bad health: Free Krispy Kreme doughnut with Covid vaccination

card. I don't usually crave sweets but I just read about this offer by Krispy Kreme CEO in my Time mag. I like the CEO's response to criticism about their new policy to get people vaccinated. Mr. Tattersfield, the CEO, said, "If folks don't want to visit a doughnut shop, they don't have to".


New: Olbermann Vs. Opponents of Vaccine Passports.

Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) Tweeted:
NEW VIDEO: Olbermann Vs. Opponents of Vaccine Passports.

Give it up. You lost. They’re already here...because MARKET FORCES.

Soon, businesses simply will not take the legal risk of letting in the unvaccinated! And the other main option is a Q-Tip on a Javelin up your nostrils! https://t.co/8VZrLZ7SOj https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1380301932733022213?s=20
Posted by BigmanPigman | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:46 PM (0 replies)
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