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Grocery Shopping

Going to the grocery store used to be a major form of exercise for me. Our local Giant is really big, and even if I bought only a few items I walked every aisle. I bet it was close to 3/4 mile, and I did it several times a week.

After Covid struck, my husband, whose at-riskness is less than my own, did our shopping, which was OK except for my exercise and the fact that he bought imitation vanilla extract ("Do you know how much genuine vanilla extract costs??"

I am shy about shopping online, except for Amazon, so it took me a while to look at the Giant's shopping service, but now that I've mastered the website, I highly recommend it for those of us who shouldn't be going to the grocery store.

First of all, it costs $2.95 per visit. For that fee, they fill your shopping cart following a list you give them via their website. It all goes on your credit card. They bring the cart out to your car, which is parked in a designated area, after you have phoned to let them know you're there, and they put your groceries in the trunk.

It took me a while to figure out how to get to "explore all aisles," but after that I was good to go. Anything you can buy in person--fresh-sliced deli, vitamins--you can get via this service.

I'm very happy with it. If you think you might be interested, try it with a small order (chalk the $2.95 to educational costs). You could also bundle orders with neighbors or family members.

I'm sure other large grocery chains offer the same service, and I don't mean to advertise for Giant, but it's the one I know about.

I don't understand why the polling gap isn't bigger

Granted, we live in SE PA, but in a working class area where yard signs for Trump were everywhere (and HUGE) in 2016. We drove around Levittown the other day just to count signs. Not a whole lot of Biden signs--we Biden supporters are afraid of what the Trumpers will do--I think we counted four. Only *one* Trump sign in a region which was gung-ho Trump last time around.

Lots of signs for Rep. Ryan Fitzpatrick, every one of them saying "voted most independent".

I guess W PA is so strong for Trump that that's enough to explain why the difference is only 9 points. It's sad to think of so many people with their heads up their asses.

Rich people don't need tax cuts

I am sure that Donald Trump's paying such low or no taxes is absolutely legal, taking advantage of our byzantine tax code. His is not unique; the majority of wealthy people don't pay much or anything in taxes. The experts who fill out their returns are not from H&R Block. They are specialists who understand how to use tax laws to benefit their clients.

The big story here is the demonstration to the public of how disgusting and greedy wealthy people are when it comes to grasping for even more money. They don't need a tax break. They don't need a reduction in the amount of tax they pay, yet they support figures like Trump--and many honest Republicans, if such still exist--who want to lower their practically non-existent taxes still further.

This is what needs to be pointed out, every time a tax cut for the wealthy is proposed.

There was a political party in Philadelphia in 1976 called the "Get the Rich Off My Back" party. We should all join.

We are feeding the troll

Reports that Trump is gleeful about the panicked reaction of Democrats to his toothless threats not to leave the White House, not to accept the results of the election, not to guarantee a peaceful transition of power confirm what we already know about this peabrain and his followers: they live to own the libs.The more they believe we've swallowed what they're selling, the more outrageous their product will be.

I think there is a danger of civil unrest when Biden wins the election, but I think the only people truly committed to supporting a losing Trump are ideologues whose motivations are beyond me, like Barr and Graham, and the thousands of idiots who don't know how to wipe themselves.

Our best strategy is to stop reacting publicly, especially in panic mode. We need to plan, of course--I think it's especially important to make sure the armed forces are ready to support and defend the Constitution, which shouldn't be too difficult given the disrespect the current commander-in-chief has shown them, and line up Constitutional lawyers ready with writs and stays.

But the more we scream and tear our hair, the better he likes it, and I see no reason why we should give him any joy at all, even if his threats are not groundless. No need to ice his cake for him.

Fight back against anti-maskers in stores

Store management need to understand that we don't want to shop in places where we are not safe. They need our business more than they need the business of the minority who vocally resist masking.

Let them know that we'll take our business elsewhere if they can't make their establishment safe to shop in.

Mrs. Q Anon

A day or so ago, somebody posted a hilarious clip of a woman who said she was married to Q. It was so damn funny, and now I can't find it. There were comments that she had posted other clips, too.

Could anybody point me toward that OP, or toward the name of the woman in the video? I've searched the site, google and youtube. I don't know exactly what search words to use. I've tried Mrs. Qanon, I am married to Q, and several others. Help, please!
Posted by cyclonefence | Sat Sep 5, 2020, 03:17 PM (9 replies)

"Who were the good guys?"

"What's the big deal about Pearl Harbor?"

"Why should America join the Allies?"

My god in heaven.
Posted by cyclonefence | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:13 PM (6 replies)

I have a strong suspicion that the rioters who seem to be part of otherwise peaceful protests

are RW plants. I do not believe that people protesting peacefully are destroying property or hurting people. The problem is that it's impossible to sort out the good guys from the bad.

I wonder if it's time to go back to the sit-ins of the 60's and instead of marching, sit or lie down peacefully, holding signs or not, and refuse to react to taunts and threats. For one thing, it will make it clear who the threats to life and property really are, and for another, passive resistance absolutely infuriates right-wingers. Their whole political "philosophy" is to "own the libs" and every time we react with distress or outrage we encourage them. If we gave them no reaction at all, but sat in silent testimony--like kneeling for the National Anthem--I think it might be the most effective show of resistance we can muster.

Almost everybody has failed Trump's memory test

It's person, woman, man, camera, tv; but 99% of the time people say person, man, woman, camera, tv.
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