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Hernia surgery.

My son told us yesterday that he is having hernia surgery Monday. I think he wants us to stay as unconcerned as possible.

A friend is driving him there and bringing him home. He works from home these days, lives by himself with two cats.

Of course they don't let people hang around hospital waiting rooms these days. We are high risk as well.

We will stay in touch with him and help out if he needs anything. We are ninety miles away from him. My brother lives closer, only a few miles away.

I am his mom, so I worry. Has anyone here had hernia repair?

Suburban teacher's social media post sparks outrage,

internal investigation

Palatine, Ill. - A facebook post about "Black Lives Matter" protests is now the subject of an internal investigation at a suburban high school.

Some current and former teachers say they are outraged by a now-deleted Facebook post from a social studies teacher at Palatine High School.

The post says, in part:

"I find the term "white privilege as racist as the "N" word. You have not walked in my shoes either so do not make assumptions about me and my so called privilege. You think America is racist? Then you have been hoodwinked by the white liberal establishment and race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton."


"Remember the Ladies."

Abigail Adams said this to her husband. Once again, we are forgetting the ladies.

There is a major push to rename military bases, because so many of them are named after Confederates. Why not name some of them after females who have figured in our military history?

Ruby Bradley was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history. She was an army nurse. When she was captured, she gave most of her rations to the children, and was liberated weighing about eighty-three pounds.

We have other examples in other branches of the service. The WASPS are the most romantic. Jackie Cochran suggested the idea of using women as pilots in non-combat roles during World War II. We have the WAVES as well.

Has anyone heard of Virginia Hall, socialite turned spy?

Women are becoming more common as war leaders and heroes. I am not suggesting that we name a base after my Senator, Tammy Duckworth, but she is one helluva woman.

Remember the ladies.


When my nephew-in-law died not long ago, someone called my sister-in-law and wanted to know what he could do to help. He did not know how to cook to bring food. He could give money, but he wanted to do something more. SIL told him to bring little packets of kleenex to the celebration of life. They put the kleenex out on all the tables.

Sometimes I feel like a big dummy when I go to those things. Maybe this might work for some people.

There is unrest even in Rockford IL


Would they deceive me?

I have had a low grade fever for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor for blood and urine tests. Yesterday, I received three messages from them before I picked up. They told me that the lab had spilled my urine test and I needed to come in to provide another sample.

I know that they do not usually do tests on Fridays. Also, a holiday is coming up. I am worried that there is something more serious and they are not being straight with me. They will have bad news for me when I get there. Maybe I am just under too much stress, as we all are. They do not need a ruse to get me back into the clinic. I would like answers, that is why I went in for tests.

I can't sleep. I am very stressed.

Amy Jacobson, former reporter.

Amy Jacobson, the Chicago radio talk show host and former TV news reporter, has been banned from attending Governor J.B. Pritzker's daily coronavirus media briefings after she spoke at a rally protesting the governor's stay-at-home order, Robert Feder writes.


I have known Amy since she was a teenager. I have never had a very high opinion of her. She is a friend of one of my family members. I kept my misgivings to myself, but my brother-in-law sensed this, and on one occasion took issue with me. I remained silent.

Amy lost her TV reporter's job years ago when she created a scandal. She was caught on film, along with her two children, at the home of Craig Stebic, whose wife is still missing. She was wearing a two-piece bathing suit at the time.

When questioned about the ban, JB addressed why Amy has been banned. She appeared at a rally that was pushback against our governor's cautious reopening plans. The rally was a right-wing hit job, featuring pictures of JB as Hitler. (JB is Jewish). If she wants to be a featured speaker at RWNJ rallies, she is no reporter. JB addressed her banning quite eloquently. Go, JB!

Ogle, Lee Counties plan to reopen sooner.

Our know-nothing 90th District state rep, tea-partier Tom Demmer, is leading the pack on this plan.

He is a thirty-four year old know-nothing republican. We have numerous cases in Ogle County. We have had deaths. We have a meat packing plant in Rochelle, and an increasing number of cases in Dixon. Dixon, whose hospital is closest to me, has only six ICU beds.

JB is doing a great job with our state's covid response. He updates us with a daily news conference. It is professional, unlike trump's news conferences. He leaves the medical questions to the professionals.

If you live in one of these counties, call this wet-behind-the-ears Demmer and tell him you do not like his cheap political stunt. His Dixon office: 815-561-3690. Springfield: 217-782-0535.

I have felt relatively safe sheltering at home as much as possible. I will not feel safe if we open up prematurely.

Demmer has an excellent opponent for November. His name is Seth Wiggins. A severe crimp has been put in his campaign right now. He is in Chicago, serving in the National Guard. He is doing some actual good.

We need some changes here.



Hormel plant ordered closed over covid 19 outbreak.


This is a very short article. The Ogle County health department ordered the closure. This is my county, which is mostly rural. Rural areas are the next hotspots.

This one plant is responsible for 24 cases.

Why does Dr. Deborah Birx wear scarves?

I don't think it is a mere fashion statement. Notice how no one up there wears a mask. Maybe, as soon as she leaves the area, she makes the scarf into a mask and leaves through a side door.

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