You know the drill- I am unmotivated.
*** Update ***
Stealing from Jon Stewart, I will offer you this moment of Zen. Oliver Willis finds some freeper wingnut who suggests shooting Patrick Fitzgerald. Oliver then laments:
Is this what passes for rational thought on the right? (via DU)
That is right. Ollie’s hat tip goes out to the Democratic Underground, itself a bastion of rational thought.
(CNN) Powell Aide: Torture Guidance From VP
Col Larry Wilkerson on Cheney, Rummy and torture: “There’s no question in my mind that we did. There’s no question in my mind that we may still be doing it.”
The Disenfranchised Voter
This is too funny…
The Disenfranchised Voter
Bush doing a parody of himself
I’ve been curious as to where all the sudden references to “neo-McCarthyism” have come from in the last few months, and I have been thinking that the use of such a term was a bit over the top in describing the actions of Republicans.
That is, until I discovered that some Republicans love Joe McCarthy and think he was a ‘great American hero’.
Maybe there is something to this whole neo-McCarthyism thing after all.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Well, John, I’ll tell you this much–I’ve never visited DU and after reading those comments I think I made the right decision. That site is easily on par with free republic when it comes to insanity.
Thanks for the heads up.
I thought one of the chief complaints from these media matters types of “the right” is when someone (for example, Michelle Malkin or Anne Coulter) cheerypicks incidents of far-left wing nutjobs and then says, “ladies and gentlemen: meet today’s democratic party.”
So I guess Willis has more in common with Malkin and Coulter than he’d like to admit.
I watched with horror/amusement as Ann Coulter defended McCarthy on Bill Oreilly’s show a year or two ago. While Ann doesn’t represent mainstream conservatives, or at least I hope she doesn’t, the far right has been on the McCarthy train for a while now..or I guess they never really got off.
But like with Malkin and the whole internment thing, I can’t believe these people are allowed a platform, same goes for their lefty equivalents. Eh, it’s just depressing more than anything.
I hope the ‘no exit plan’ video is a Moment of Zen today.
Well, since John S. found one person who ‘loves’ McCarthyism, I guess the charges of the ‘new McCartyhism’ are completely reasonable.
Although, maybe that post by John S. was intended to be ironic, since it was in a thread making fun of Oliver for sweeping generalizations. I somehow doubt it, though.
For good clean fun, though, go try to count the number of times Armando uses the phrase ‘new McCarthyism.’ Personally, I had to take off my socks to count that high.
Actually isn’t this an example of recursion?
John has cherry picked a quote to complain about.
But that quote is in itself cherry picked to complain about.
Which I’m sure was cherry picking another quote to complain about.
At what point do we hit a stack overflow error?
Wow, look at all the quotes suggesting we kill someone from DU, I mean, it was hard to count that high, even using John Cole’s toes.
I’m not defending DU, I expected to see calls to kill some prominent member of the Republican party, but those quotes are all pretty tame compared to “someone should shoot Fitzgerald”.
But I’m sure a bunch of people will call me a knee jerk defender of Democrats or something along those lines. Heck, I’m just feeling moonbattyish today, I guess.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Once we factor in that the WMD evidence was cherry picked.
I believe this is referred to as “the Ward Churchill Effect”. The difference here being that the Churchill bullshit was pushed by just about every ‘respected’ right wing blogger (I wasn’t hanging around here at the time, but I would hope that present company is excluded), and wasn’t limited to the loonies at Free Republic.
Could be Gene McCarthy, maybe. Or… Jenny McCarthy?
The Disenfranchised Voter
I think this analysis is pretty spot on. The far right still think McCarthy was a patriotic American hero who was rooting out the evil Communists. I remember see Coulter defend him and his legacy, and as you said, I hope she doesn’t speak for mainstream conservatives.
I should also note that I read some comments at Free Republic on McCarthy and just about every single post was either in praise or defense of him. One person even claimed that McCarthy was a good wholesome Christian man who was slandered by the “liberal media”. Yea, at that point, I had to leave the site before my head exploded.
On the other hand, we’re still winning hearts and minds.
Sorry, using this as an open thread.
Hey, by the way, is Armando doing to Daily Kos what Amanda did to Pandagon? dkos is such a partisan site, by design, so it’s kind of..odd to criticize it for being such, but it’s treading on becoming a parody of itself.
Oh, and the whole WP/Markos thing didn’t help matters much.
Are you kidding me? Just one person?
Dig deeper there John… dig deeper. It’s the latest meme, that Democrats are into revisionist history and that Joe McCarthy was a hero because he wanted to dig up Commies, and Democrats tried to stop him because they love Commies. They’ve spent the last 50 years tarnishing the good name of Joe McCarthy, because you know that’s what Democrats do. Revisionist history, blah blah blah.
Seriously, dig deeper John. Dig deeper. You’ll probably find a lot of stuff at the National Review defending Joe, as well as the Weekly Standard, and all the usual places of Conservative Thought.
I think DU and FR are pretty equal regarding crazies, but FR/LGF attract like actual, legitimate psychopaths. Seriously, some of those people are scary.
Isn’t the new-McCarthyism labelling democrats and liberals as “anti-American” or “unPatriotic”? It really wasn’t all that long ago the far right was calling for the anti-war left to be put into camps.
Guess my memory is also longer than most, or it only selectively remembers those that threaten my life and way of life.
John Galt – Hmm. It would be one thing if we were actively engaged in a war against a known enemy. Then we could just call it collateral damage. But we’re not. It’s an insurgency, and we are an occupying force. Every time something like this happens, it just fuels the opposition.
Think Boston Massacre.
Cherries, John’s toes, Jenny McCarthy and communism. All in less than 25 comments.
Damn, no wonder I love this site.
Gimme a break, man.
1. I posted my comment before your update about Oliver.
2. A congressman loving McCarthy is just a little more important than the thoughts of a Freeper, a DUer, Oliver Willis or even you, don’t you think?
3. As others have pointed out, the congressman isn’t an island of one. There are others (in power) that think like him.
I guess all you were looking for was a way to continue your hard-on about Daily KOs. Sorry to oblige you.
Jaysus, Lines…I don’t remember that. Who the heck was saying that, and have they since been properly medicated?
Jonah Goldberg: “McCarthy behaved like a jerk, but he was also right.” Nope, there’s no one on the Right who wants to rehabilitate McCarthy, even though I could find a hundred such quotes from mainstream pundits.
I made a post at RedState recently expressing how flabbergasted I was by the fact that people are actually trying to rehabilitate McCarthy. A bunch of people, including front-pagers, leaped in to take McCarthy’s side. Not a single conservative took the position that McCarthy was, in fact, a bad guy.
The message machine does seem to be broken, however, as the “defenses” typically boil down to a version of (1) McCarthy was just an irrelevant blowhard who accomplished nothing, as it was only the HUAC that did anything to people; (2) McCarthy was a hero because of all he did for the anti-Communist cause. Needless to say, I believe these two defenses are mutually exclusive.
Comments from Freepers, Michael Savage and I believe I heard that Hannity had gone that far.
Liberalism is under attack by the lesser-than-Rush, with many calling for imprisonment, a recall of the anti-sedition act and praising McCarthy all at the same time. I don’t really “fear” it as much as I don’t like the idea of it even slightly reaching any main-stream idea or media source.
Ah, and according to FrontPage Magazine, its time to hang Kerry and Kennedy and anyone that agrees with them: Source .
Of course, it would be bad if the left responded in kind, after all, IOKIYAR.
Pundits and congressmen alike.
But never mind that…let Cole obsess over all the crazy things people that have no authority over any sort of policy have to say (Sheehan, Willis, Freepers, et al.). Because at the end of the day it’s what they think that is really important.
Just don’t pay attention to the guy behind the green curtain who is actually crafting American policy…
haha John S is in a mood! But yeah, you’re completely correct, I don’t know where John is getting the idea that this (the right’s infatuation with McCarthy ) is some isolated thing.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Wasn’t Rep. Peter King recently in the news for saying something wacked out? I vaguely remember hearing about him and his comments in the past few months.
I don’t want to be a cherry picker. Can I be a banana picker instead?
The Disenfranchised Voter
Ahh found it. Heh, how ironic!…
Republican Congressman King Says Tim Russert And Others In Media Should Be Shot….
Peter King also said Karl Rove should get a medal for outing Joe Wilson’s wife. I guess he failed to notice that Long Island is in the midst of a Democratic takeover and he may be serving his last term in Congress, or perhaps he just wanted to go out with a bang.
John S.- Was not aware you did not see the Oliver bit.
It appears that about half of the House is qualified to be there. We have intellectual lightweights like Schmitt. Forget that she is a whackjob, her clear intellectual incompetence is staggering. She didn’t even know how people were going to react the her Murtha statement. Some folks from Oklahoma are talking about lesbian rampages through the middle schools (They can’t even let the girls go the the restroom by themselves, or they will have sex while they are there). That would be fine, if he wasn’t an elected national politician. We have a Congress full of Harriet Miers clones. Probably nice people, good at whatever they did, but know nothing about running a country. But, they are the most vocal ‘abortion is murder, stem cell research is murder’ candidate, and viola, they end up in the house.
The Senate is better, I suppose. But I am from KY, where the incumbent was showing signs of dementia, and wouldn’t be seen in public for the last month of the campaign. he agreed to a debate, but then wouldn’t do it in studio. Instead he was a video feed from Washington. He was obviously reading everything he said, and eventually they had to confess to everything being on a video prompter. Long story short, the crazy SOB won. If you can’t be the Republican when he can’t go out in public, well…….
Sorry for rambling.
And now for something completely different:
Madonna is Marilu Henner?!
Those who live in DU houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Though, I do wonder why the left doesn’t do the whole cherry-picking thing with rightwing websites more.
Somebody teach John binary, stat.
Because it’s too easy. And no one gets it when you just link to the front page of a site.
Oh, and on Coulter and McCarthy–can’t forget this photo, it’s classic.
Personally, because it is wrong, and goes against everything I believe it logically. An example is not evidence. I don’t enjoy someone arguing with me by saying, Mr. X said Y. I didn’t say Y. I am not responsible for the views of everyone to the left of John Cole.
The Republicans didn’t call Murtha a coward. The Democrats didn’t call 9/11 victims little Eichmans.
But, that is what politics have come to. Who has the best ideas about running the country? No one cares. Who thinks plan b is murder? What 7 second snip of film footage can be used to make you look like you are unpatriotic and love the terrorists? Those are the things that matter. Which guy do you want to have a beer with, because Joe Bob down at the local bar is obviously qualified to be the leader of the free world.
The left can’t come together with a unified message like the right can. Even on the talkies this sunday, everyone was laughing about how the Dems can’t come up with one unified strategy on Iraq. Isn’t that what is supposed to happen? Do we really only want two ideas put out there? GOP – stay the course; Dems – Leave now. Let’s all vote on our favorite? WTF? The GOP gets mad props for toeing the line and speaking with one voice; IMHO, that is what is wrong with the GOP. Scared to debate publicly amongst themselves.
14 points, all rambled into one, with the end result being incoherency
Stormy – yeah, that’s just wrong. Did you see the getup she wore to the Potter premiere?
The Disenfranchised Voter
Please don’t ever link to LGF again. I clicked on your link and I want to bash my head against the wall at the stupidity of the fuckers on that site…
They took this comment by Chris Matthews: “The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn’t a robust discussion of what we were doing,” Matthews said.
“If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we’ve given up. The person on the other side is not evil — they just have a different perspective.”
And are saying that the last two sentences refer to Al Qaeda.
He is clearly talking about the “left” and the “right” when he says the “other side”.
Jesus christ, I wonder if the admins at LGF know this and are just being assholes or if they are just as stupid as some of the commentors.
If anyone has a “membership” over there, can you please explain the quote to them.
And seriously, I don’t think the entire Republican party is down with Joe, but it is troubling that even a handful are.
As far as the pundits go, they are even worse. And the regular citizens? My god, man.
I came across this thread titled:
The Left’s Crucifixion of an American Hero, Senator Joe McCarthy
Check it out, but wait until at least 30 minutes after eating — you may get cramps.
Rightwingnews.com, however, is a pure and unvarnished source of “straight news, no chaser”, with no cherry picking whatsoever.
Oh, the moments of zen multiply.
The Disenfranchised Voter,
Point taken, but… just because there’s a link there, doesn’t mean that you should click on it. As for trying to talk sense into anyone still at LGF… don’t waste your time.
Thanks, Pb, that’ll come in handy.
My father knew Joe McCarthy very well from college days at Marquette. I was told McCarthy was not Satan, but rather a self-promoter and an often irresponsible one.
If my father were still alive, I expect he’d stand fast, but wonder about today’s Hollywood treating 1950s Stalinists as heroes.* After all:
1) the GRU/KGB archives show many of these guys WERE communists.
2) Stalin’s predations were known by then.
*I realize McCarthy dealt with the State Department and the Army, not Hollywood.
“there’s no question in my mind that we may still be doing it.”
There is “no question in my mind” that lots of things “may” be going on too.
May? This is meaningless, though I buy what he says about the cabale.
And this is different than you playing to the ‘hates the troops crowd’ how?
Something to chew on:
The Iraqi’s want us to set a timetable to leave Iraq.
I’m afraid we can’t do that Caroline.
Setting a timetable to leave Iraq allows the Terrorists to win.
Isn’t it interesting that John Cole goes ape shit if anyone calls White Phosphorous a chemical weapon but the Pentagon itself has described WP as a chemical weapon when used by others. Interesting ain’t it?
So should we believe the Pentagon’s description of a weapon when used by Saddam Hussein or their description of the same weapon when used by US Forces? Just a question.
John is worried about white phosporous being called a chemical weapon— I am still trying to get a White House definition of WMDs.
Yet, on the basis of what I infer from the President’s statements I saw several at “Bay Fest” in North Beach Maryland in August. I alerted the authorities after spotting numerous aluminum tubes holding up the musician’s gazebo, and there was at least one Balloon truck. Just thirty-two miles from the U.S. Capital!
And near the beach kite store, there were definitely some unmanned flying drone program-related activities. I put myself on immediate magenta alert status.
Saw an interesting article in the New York Times you all might like to see.
It talks about the morale of the troops. Apparently, the morale of the troops who have been in Iraq is high, due to among other things, the comraderie they share, and that results in high retention rates. However, new recruitment is suffering, because this “comraderie” isn’t applicable of course. Anyway, read it for yourselves to draw your conclusions.
Also, with all the lefties on here, isn’t anyone outraged that the Feds recently changed the standard for livestock feed? Now farmers are allowed to feed beef cows ground up other cows in their feed as long as they butcher them when they are below a certain age. Giving cows animal feed is the fastest way to give them Mad Cow disease, but farmers say that young cows don’t get it anyway so it doesn’t matter. Of course there are studies existing that show young cows CAN get Mad Cow disease. With all the darn corn we have in this country, why is it even necessary to feed ground up cows to other cows? Anyway, this cerainly puts a damper on any Atkins diet plans.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Actually, that has been the standard for some time. Did you also know that the FDA allows a certain chemical, which is a proven carcinogen, to be used in meat to make it stay red longer?
I think Biden has a quote that covers this.
John, I think that means you’re pregnant.
Ella in New Mexico
Sweet boy just entered your dreams to let you know how wonderful he has it on the other side. Consider yourself blessed! <3
That IS nice! But do NOT go into the glowing room right next door.
This is better than the dream I had a few nights ago, in which Elon Musk tried to pick me up while I was shopping at the corner store. I somehow knew that he really only wanted to use me to get his hands on my sister’s donkey.
(My sister actually does have a donkey.)
I had a dream last week that I was at some sort of banquet and was seated at a table along with Aubrey Plaza and Pete Wilson, the treehouse guy. Pete Wilson wouldn’t stop talking about treehouses so Aubrey Plaza stood up and stabbed him in the chest with a fork. I tried to break it all up and there was big tussle. Security came and marched all three of us out of the banquet hall. Aubrey Plaza was bitching about getting placed at same table as Pete Wilson. I was complaining that I didn’t do anything other than try to break up a fight. Pete Wilson was telling us both to shut up because he was the one who’d gotten stabbed. He still had the fork sticking out of his chest.
That was fucked up.
@Baud: If not Biden, then definitely Freud.
Hmmmmm… Your cat snuggling on the couch with a horse. I don’t want to know anymore.
@YasukeSama: I laughed.
Please enjoy this otter mom and her pup.
@SpaceUnit: You have better dreams. I dream the silverware has been moved to the napkins drawer, and am finding that extremely vexing.
Sounds more like a nightmare.
Do we really want to go down the road of jackals comparing dreams?
But I am glad that Tunch is happy on the other side and ready to trust Cole with his horse friend.
I have what seem like waking dreams where I feel my old Siamese jump on the bed. He always landed like a horse, but, no actual horse in the dream.
@Baud: I was going to make a quip about my dreams putting the “b” into banal but then reviewed it and quickly decided not to.
Wise choice, considering the crew here.
!”tius ‘snruB ta kooL”
But in the meantime, sleep well, and dream of large cats.
@Benw: lol thank you Dread Pirate Wesley
I rarely dream anymore, never vividly. I went through a few years where I would recognize my vivid dreams as dreams and be able to control them. Then one day basically all the dreaming stopped.
I always think of Tunch and General Stuck together, as they both passed on the same day (or at least we learned about Stuck on the same day as Tunch). I think it was just about nine years ago this time of year. That was a very rough day all around I’m glad Tunch is happy and visiting you, John.
Actually, about 60% of the time my dreams are lucid. I realize that I’m dreaming and I just wander around like some amused tourist taking in the scenery.
Lately, sometimes as I’m drifting to sleep I will pull back to consciousness, and be aware of what I was thinking in that half-asleep state. I don’t remember any of it beyond a few seconds, though, except for the impression that it was strangely nonsensical. All the little semantic neural nets chattering their symbols, without the “me” to sit on top and turn it into a narration, I guess.
I can’t recall the last time I remembered a dream.
@Kropacetic: You’ll want to read Gaiman’s Sandman books, they have an explanation for that.
@Ken: I do enjoy Gaiman. Wait…
Obvious Russian Troll
I had a dream where I was hauling around equipment for a guy I used to work for. I picked up a box with a tape drive, and dropped it. A bunch of kittens jumped out of the tape drive and started to run away. One of them was horribly mangled, so I tried to catch it but it escaped.
Here’s to Stuck. He was an excellent jackal.
I’m glad Cole has his old content back so the ones who left us can live on in the ether.
@bbleh: you’re welcome! I’ll most likely kill you in the morning :)
@SpaceUnit: About the only time that reliably happens for me is falling/suddenly piloting an airplane, wherein I consciously intervene and give myself permission to fly, or pilot the airplane.
Do not want to learn what happens if I ever dream I hit the deck.
Oh mercy, get my fainting couch–a Republican has done something unsavory!
@SpaceUnit: I do a lot of that too. It’s pretty cool once you figure out whats going on.
@trollhattan: If sea otters and pups are a thing, best place I’ve ever found to watch is Morro Bay, near the Rock. Basically end of the road. Almost always a crowd of people because almost always a crowd of otters. Last time I was there, I counted 24 (including pups).
I dreamed I had an expensive milkshake last night. $8. I blame Biden.
Nice of him to stop by to say he still loves you.
@trollhattan: I had one years ago like that when I missed a turn on a mountain road in my TR-3 and went sailing off a cliff. My sleeping self said “This is a dream. Wake up. Wake up!!!”
I did, wrenching myself into a sitting position before I hit bottom. Like you, I wonder what would have happened.
@Baud: We got it back? Where is it? I haven’t been able to find any old stuff I’ve searched for on the site lately.
Yeah. It can be stunningly vivid and at the same time surreal.
The data hasn’t been merged with the new site yet.
Having just recently seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it amuses me no end that alternate universe John Cole with the cat and horse couch combo has such a hell of a life. Good for him!
That said, I once had a very vivid dream in which former Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Duncan Goodhew was both the swimming instructor at my old school and a secret vampire. So alternate universe Tony Jay was in a whole world of shit.
A horse on a couch…heh, I can’t help but drop this one here. It’s a classic:
Patches the Horse
I guess a happy dream about Tunch means you’re at peace with his passing.
How are you doing?
I dreamed I was at the local farmers’ market, and nobody had any zucchini. I had just finished asking the Mennonite guy how it was possible that everyone was out of zucchini* in the middle of summer. Then out of nowhere, this little girl (maybe five years old?) came up to me and handed me a small flower. Then she hugged me around the waist, because that was as high as she could reach. I thanked her, and asked her name. “Svetlana,” she said. “A pretty name for a pretty girl,” I told her. Then I noticed her mother standing nearby, and wished them both a wonderful day.
Wait, that actually happened this morning! The flower is in a bud vase on the table. Her name wasn’t Svetlana, though it was something equally pretty.
*I know, the absence of zucchini should have been the tipoff that I was in a dream, right? There’s no freakin’ way they can run out of zucchini in July. But they did. I think one booth had a couple of yellow zucchini left, but that was about it. That actually happened.
Shark! (Safe to view.)
J R in WV
I have interesting dreams, too confused to describe, mostly. Very rarely one will upset me somehow, Wife will wake me up.
I started on a new antibiotic not too long ago, Cipro, which has hallucinations as a known side effect.
Started taking it, had the second dose in the evening, was sitting here at the laptop, nodded off, had the most outrageous hallucinogenic dream… woke up and went to bed as soon as I had the critters fed. Didn’t have any other occurrences, nor any other side effects.
@J R in WV:
I recall Cipro from the whole anthrax attack episode kerfuffle, being taken prophetically by folks who could have been exposed. It sounded not fun. Best of luck with getting through this!
@trollhattan: super awesome! He is a total creep.
You know who hasn’t commented here for quite a while (AFAIK) is LitleBritDiffrent. Maybe she has and I’ve just missed her. Anyhow, LBD, if you see this please know I hope you’re doing well.
Emma from Miami
Recently I posted about my old boy Pachi, that developed Cushings and diabetes in quick succession (one triggers the other, according to the vet). Well, we put him on insulin but it’s not going well. He’s not eating much; he drinks lots of water and pees a lot but barely eats. He seems very peaceful; cuddles and rubs his head on our legs and has a far look in his eyes. Call me fanciful, but I think he sees the Rainbow Bridge. My heart is breaking but I think it might be time to let go.
@Emma from Miami:
I am sorry to hear this.
I am very fond of dreams where my dearly departed ones show up.
Sometimes they are confusing or scary dreams but I always wake up glad for having had more time with them.
J R in WV
By the way, John,
Thanks for sharing your dream about Tunch, our hero cat. That was so sweet, I hope it helped you sleep better than usual. I don’t believe in heaven, I pray there’s a hell for the ChristoFascists, [yes, I know that’s not consistent, I don’t care!] but if anyone deserves an over-the-rainbow wonderful place, it’s our pets who have moved on.
Our older white lab appears to have lost her vision. She bumps into things gently, moves very carefully, but is still brave enough to walk up the mountain to the neighbor’s house when we go to town. She visits them and their two sweet puppers, and gets on their couch with everyone. They are great neighbors, and she always comes right home after they put her out after we get home. Alice is such a sweet dog, I hate it that she is that old now. At least we don’t have to worry about her and the non-existent traffic!
@Emma from Miami:
I’m so sorry your sweet Pachi is nearing the end. Hugs for you, scritches for him.
@Emma from Miami: It’s not fanciful. They do let us know because they love us and know we will do the right thing for them. Peace to you both.
@trollhattan: “prophylactically” dangit, this time I really am blaming auto-correct.
@Emma from Miami: I am glad that you can see that he sees the Rainbow Bridge. As hard as it is for us, it is good that we can let them go when their time comes.
That’s a wonderful dream, Cole.
@trollhattan: Ken Buck is and always was a douche-canoe. Near constituent speaks from experience.
Would have bet that horsehair couches went out with spittoons.
Somebody will chime in to inform us the Belgians still use it for bespoke furniture, in a collaboration with the pomme frites industry.
This is an appreciated reminder. I think “our hero cat” is definitely happy, on the other side of the Bridge. “More things in heaven and earth…”
What a guy.
@SiubhanDuinne: You’re right I don’t think she has been here in months.
O. Felix Culpa
Didn’t she mention possible health issues at some point? I hope she’s ok.
@O. Felix Culpa: She was diagnosed with lung cancer IIRC.
I’ve had a sweat lodge on my property for 18 years. 2 weeks ago there was one and one of my friends came in to say there was a spirit out enjoying the land. Unknown to them my almost 14 yo Wiemaraner had passed 2 days before. All agreed she was enjoying herself.
@O. Felix Culpa:
I think so, but I’m sorry to say the details are fuzzy.
Oh gosh, I think you’re right. Now I’m doubly sorry I’ve let the details get fuzzy.
@SiubhanDuinne: They did make a determination about what that lump was? Oh damn…I am glad at least she’s in a country with a sane medical system.
@Benw: I see what you did there.
@J R in WV: i was prescribed Cipro once. For better or worse I didn’t have hallucinations.
@trollhattan: I don’t have access to the Post or Goddard’s site, but I notice that the linked Denver Post article is over two years old, from May, 2020. Is there something new that we know of?
If my memory is reasonably correct, she had a mass that could be cancer they wanted to biopsy but the biopsy itself was quite risky, and it was a question of which might kill her first.
John Cole, is it possible that the horse in your dream was Walter (who was as big as a small horse, right)? In any event, it’s a beautiful dream and I thank you for sharing it with us.
Yes, that sounds right. I seem to remember that she and her DH were about to go on a very nice holiday and the doctors said they should just go and enjoy themselves and just keep an eye of the lump or mass periodically. Have we heard from her at all since that news (which must be months ago)? Anyhow, I’m with Yutsano: I’m glad she’s in a sane health care system.
Everyone living their best life except the couch in that story. The couch is miserable.
@SiubhanDuinne: Somehow I remember her checking in when we were on the temporary site.
A few years ago, some weeks after my cat Xena died, I dreamed about her and my childhood dog, Perdi—undisputed Sweetest Dog in the World (at least until Lily came along). They were kind of just hanging out together in a companionable way. That dream still makes me feel good.
I’m so happy that Tunch visited, and introduced you to his newest friend.
See that and raise you:
@trollhattan: Damn. And here I was thinking that Ken Buck, although a hard right-winger, was actually one of the less insane and unscrupulous of our state Republicans. Apparently, that ain’t necessarily so.
ETA: On a completely unrelated note, but pertinent to the thread’s theme, I have had two weird dreams concerning plumbing on two consecutive nights. I wonder if the ol’ subconscious is prompting me to get my own internal plumbing checked out.
Oh my goodness. My friends got a donkey from a rescue. Their motto is “the ass you save may be your own”
Paul in KY
@SiubhanDuinne: I sometimes dream about a beloved and long dead cat (RIP, Annie) and am always happy when I see her.
@trollhattan: With Republicans every charge is a confession of guilt.
Tunch is now your soul animal.
@SiubhanDuinne: I do too. It was a terrible day.
@R-Jud: he probably heard it was self-driving.