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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 59,254

About Me

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from crazy.

Journal Archives

......the governor of Oregon has asked the federal troops to leave and THEY REFUSED.

and they are going to invade other states/cities,


Apparently trump's private militia is kidnapping protestors.

Video from Portland, along with a snippet of the actions he is taking to attack cities which refused to turn over immigrants to ICE,......In other words, dictator moves.




Excessive heat for 80 million of us for the next week.

This is day one here in SW Ala. Horrible smothering heat outside, I was in the patio for less than 5 minutes, in the shade, it was like a sauna.

A punishing and relentless heat wave is just getting underway in the South, with some spots forecast to peak above 110 degrees starting this weekend. But the heat will not stay in the South; next week it is forecast to move north and east, spreading 100-degree temperatures across the Ohio Valley and into the Mid-Atlantic.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 75 or more record-high temperatures to be approached or broken from Friday to Tuesday alone, and that number is likely to grow significantly into next week. Early next week a few cities in the Plains states may even flirt with their all-time record highs. However, when all is said and done, the bigger story will likely be how long this heat wave lasts.

Jeff Masters, Ph.D., founder of the popular site Weather Underground and a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections, says what concerns him most is the prolonged exposure to the heat. "The heat wave will be very long-lived, lasting multiple weeks in some areas with only a few days of near-normal temperatures during that span. This will increase the odds of heat illness and heat-related deaths."

The bigger these heat domes grow, the hotter and longer-lasting heat waves become. And this will be a big one. More than 80% of the nation 265 million people will sweat through highs above 90 within the next week. Another 45 million will suffer through triple-digit temperatures.

The core of the heat this weekend will build across the western lower Plains and the Southwest.

The Covid numbers today are jaw dropping

Florida...roughly 9,000 new cases so far today.

Arizona... 4,000

Georgia...2,800 so far for the day

Alabama....2, 000 so far today, an incredible surge from the already high 800 plus every day for the past week.

If these rates are still considered part of the first wave, I dread what the 2nd wave will look like.

I just watched Hamilton!!!

The diversity of the cast was marvelous, esp. given the story line of the birth of our nation.

Superb music/singing, excellent stage production.

I strongly urge folks to see it.

Anyone know how many people showed up for trump's rushmore rally??? n/t

"it was like this when I came in"


Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected

It's been all downhill since the Scopes Trial, & now we come to this:

Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday.

Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States. She said she recently learned of the behavior and informed the city council of the parties occurring in the city.

She said the organizers of the parties are purposely inviting guests who have COVID-19.

"They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense," McKinstry said. "They're intentionally doing it."


There's a reason why Repub./ Fox suddenly for mask wearing.

They changed their posture practically overnight because Karl Rove warned them they could lose the election
unless they became anti-Covid, sez the twittersphere.

Apparently Rove is still a thing with them, albeit being low profile.

I was out shopping today and got a receipt worth saving.

At the local drug store, picked up my prescription for a "controlled" drug.
Normally they have you sign for it, showing you got it.
but Covid, so only drive-in window used.

The receipt I got, has, on the "customer signature" line, a stamp, saying "Per Covid-19"

I'm real curious how that was worked out, and how widespread it is.

Gonna put it in the box that has my mother's WW2 ration stamp books, and my Grand Ma's Depression era diary.
Maybe the grand kids will find it interesting.
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