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barbtries's Journal
barbtries's Journal
May 24, 2022

I told my son what happened.

I said, "Sandy Hook just happened in TX."

fucking republicans. i just want to scream why. But I know my distress is so minute compared to the families being shocked and bereft at this moment, and even compared to the Sandy Hook parents who have tried so diligently so it would never happen again!

May 10, 2022

How escaped Alabama inmate and corrections officer were caught

Listening to the story told by the marshalls, I've developed the theory that they had a suicide pact and he shot her then chickened out. scumbag. what the fuck happened to her to willfully destroy her own life i can not divine.
Can't he be charged with her murder even if she pulled the trigger herself? A death occurring during the commission of a crime?

April 24, 2022

If you only watch one podcast today, let it be this one.

Cannot recommend it highly enough. Jon Favreau interviews Peter Pomerantsev and it is brilliant.

April 24, 2022

The Truth Behind Masks on Planes

I'm still wearing a mask in all situations where I am in close contact with people i don't know. I do wish the airlines had continued the mandate but sure I'm in the minority on that.
March 6, 2022

Journalist/Author Michael Weiss on Putin's Grave Miscalculation (Mar 6, 2022)

Al Franken's podcast today is well worth the listen.

ETA to correct the wrong date on the actual podcast. It was just posted today.
February 25, 2022

Something a little fun just happened.

I serve on juries but the number of times I have alerted on a post I would say is miniscule. maybe never.

Anyhow. Just reading a thread and at the bottom there's a post by a person whose total post count is 4, and it could have been written by [insert name of right wing pundit]. I blocked the poster and moved on and within 10 seconds got called to jury service.

that was the easiest decision i ever made on a jury.

February 14, 2022

I've used up all my hearts.

It was fun. I gave to people I hold in the highest regard here on DU and on posts I agreed strongly with or was impressed by the concise and thoughtful language of a post I believed was important.

I have enjoyed it. DU is my valentine - I really don't observe the date except to maybe call my son and make sure he's done something special for his fiancee.

thank you to everyone who took the time to give me a heart.

January 29, 2022

well, shit.

My oldest grandson just Duo'd me to let me know he's got covid. He lives with his mother, her boyfriend, and his little sister, and they all have it.

My youngest grandson and his girlfriend had it a month or so ago.

i feel the clock ticking away...i'm 66 years old, obese, high BP, etc, etc. this fucking virus is insidious. It feels inevitable, but I'm staving it off for as long as I can. Maybe if I evade it for long enough, the hospital won't be too crowded to fit me in, the meds will be available, my vaccines and boosters will prop me up, and I won't die.

guess we'll find out. I still know a lot of people who have not had it, but with every day it seems I know more and more who have.

January 20, 2022

Triangle people!

Are we about to get a decent winter storm, or just a bunch of ice and dirty slush?

I think it could go either way but wonder what y'all are thinking.

I miss a decent snowstorm - think the last time it happened here was 2018. (I'm in Durham near Southpoint)

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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.
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