Slept from about 9:30 to 7am., and I think I might just go back to bed.
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Slept from about 9:30 to 7am., and I think I might just go back to bed.
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When I think of what you’re going through, I actually get nauseous. Rest as best you can.
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Don’t blame you. Lots of sleep will help your arm heal faster.
Tunch might eat your feet while you’re asleep, but that’s another problem.
Good. Sleep is your friend. Good luck on getting through this next week.
Today is a good day to go back to bed. Chilly, rainy and just plain nasty.
So, I made plans.
Have a good rest. Set the alarm for game time though. Yesterday I mentioned that home teams would win and today I think that the away teams will win. I hope that I’m wrong because I detest Jerry Jones.
Obviously your body is telling you to take it easy. I know you don’t listen to any of us, but do please listen to your body. I hope you’ll feel much better when you wake up again.
Wish I could have done that. Got the proverbial 3 AM phone call (OK, 2:30 AM phone call, but whatever) from someone at the lab I work at. Was sort of expecting it, but still not fun.
A Mom Anon
Cole,your body really only heals itself when at rest. Especially when it comes to stuff like mending bones and muscles. Listen to your body,not that stubborn streak of yours,ahem. Cuddle with the puppy and snooze. That’s my plan for most of this dreary,wet day.
JC, are you going to be operated on?
Get your sleep in John, because come Tuesday night, the Shit Show starts. This Senate race here has become a death match. I can’t wait, CAN’T WAIT until it’s over one way or another. I’m getting 5 or 6 calls a day, emails, and then the incessant ads. ENOUGH!
Get your rest- great day to do it. Don’t know about W. Va but here in Tennessee it’s rainy and cold. Whatever you do don’t watch the Sunday gabfest. I’m sure it will be lots of Haiti, lots of the Dems will lose MA so therefore they suck- good news for the Repubs though, Obama is a failure- blah, blah, blah…
Although I do want to see the interviews with Big Dog and W- this should be fun.
@Cat Lady: The local democrats in GA are making phone calls today. I was tempted to make some calls but figured that you were being over loaded. FYI Ed Brooke is one of the few republicans that I have voted for and Scott Brown is no Ed Brooke.
@A Mom Anon: How is the puppy?
Just got an email from the Tennessee Democratic party titled “The Crazy Train is coming to Nashville” Of course, its about the Tea Party convention. If I had some time off I would drive to Nashville and throw rocks.
John, If you are still lurking check out Sly’s comment on the previous post. #24… It will give you a smile.
Sleep, sleep, sleep. Are you taking calcium-magnesium supplements? If not, start, but be sure to get the citrate form. Your body needs extra minerals right now, and it will help you sleep and heal.
If you’re in the mood to be awake and pissed off, this from Andrew Sullivan’s place today got me going:
Magical thinking is now the new black in the Democratic Party?
That is all.
All ten of you? :-D
Scott Brown and Ed Brooke shouldn’t be in the same sentence. Scott Brown is a vapid lazy (doesn’t do his own work and then takes credit without attribution) preening attention whore. I know this. I would tell you how I know this but I can’t. He’s my state senator, and we both live in small towns. To his credit, he’s an energetic campaigner – he calls personally to chat. When he was running for the senate against this guy I saw him and heard from him a few times. He won his senate race by less than 1% of the vote, and I wouldn’t be surprised if history repeats. Voters everywhere like to be wooed.
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Rest easy, partner. Got a long week ahead.
Take it easy, JC. The body needs rest in order to heal. This Haiti stuff is just too depressing. Zone out until game time.
@Demo Woman and A Mom Anon: Didn’t our local weathercritters promise us that the rain would be gone by now and we’d have a lovely day today? Blegghh.
@Cat Lady: I’m glad you’re here, wanted to thank you again for putting me on to Necer Khemir’s “Desert Trilogy.” Watched “Wanderers” and “Necklace” yesterday and will finish up today with “Bab’Aziz.” The first two (and, I have no doubt, the third) are stunning to look at, nicely ambiguous and slightly surreal, like spending a few hours in a dream of a half-remembered fairy tale.
You know, if the Democratic party in Massachusetts manages to somehow-somehow-drop Ted Kennedy’s seat to the most robotic of GOP teabagger hacks (something they must have really had to work hard to do and may yet ultimately succeed) I think my 30 year association with the Democratic party may just come to it’s end.
Republicans may screw you with their hate and bigotry, but Democrats screw you with their stupidity and incompetence. It is hard to say which is worse, since the outcome is pretty nearly the same.
Refreshing every minute so I can be the first to laugh at John when he posts another thread.
@Cat Lady: I think all ten Democrats in Georgia are right here (or as we say in the Souf, *rah-cheer*) on Balloon Juice.
It’s hard to argue with that, but just briefly watching W giving an interview, I’d say hate, bigotry, stupidity and incompetence all in one package trumps everything else as worse, although to to W’s credit, I don’t think he’s a hater. Whoop de fucking do.
Is it true that sleep is not the sort of thing that you can catch up on in a serious way? I’ve always found the opposite, but I have no medical basis for my claims. One friend who recently finished finals in law school said that he slept at least 16 hours once he was done.
Yeah, no kidding. The best thing we can say about him is, unlike Dick and Liz, he doesn’t hate everybody. BFD.
I am just tired of swimming against the tide and making excuses for the most monstrous incompetence. Not that I would EVER go to the GOP-I would subside on a diet of raw sewage first-but I cannot say I will be enthusiastically supporting much of what Democrats say anymore, either, considering their embarrassing performance thus far.
They had the GOP on the ropes in 06 and 08, and they let them get away. Stupid bastards.
A Mom Anon
@Demo Woman: She’s doing awesome,but this rain totally screwed with the housebreaking thing. She looks alot better after a few days of good food and loads of love. She got her butt kinda kicked by the cat(who has been SO patient with her messing with him,much to my surprise) this morning,lol. Tomorrow is the check up with the vet,so I’ll see if there’s anything else I need to do to get her in the best health possible. My husband says Abby hit the doggie lottery with me. Yep.
According to my handy-dandy 10 day internet weather thingy,the rain is supposed to clear out by dinner time. As a fairly avid gardener,I never thought I would hear myself say “Enough with the freaking rain already”,but I’m over it,lol.
:-) Hey y’all!
So glad you watched those movies, and Bab’Aziz blows the others away. There are a couple of threads that seem a little loose, but in that dreamlike way. The settings and the images will stick with you a long time in a good way. The way Bab’Aziz describes death (he’s very wise) is priceless. I bought the soundtrack which takes me back to that place, and it’s become my happy place. I’m going to need it.
As to CBS Sunday Morning
They provided one of the most watered-down histories possible on Haiti. Pretty much skipped over all the violence we’ve done there. In fact, according to them, we only sent the Marines in 1915 to stabilize the country.
Possibly the worst whitewashing is no mention of Aristide and our role in making sure that yet another populist overwhelmingly elected by the people was usurped by business interests.
Not perfect, but a more accurate history can be found at:
@Cat Lady: Beyond everything else, from a distance, at least, Brown seems to be running an excellent campaign, whereas Coakley’s has been a disaster. I think people respond instinctively to that dynamic, and, though he may be “vapid lazy,” his campaign hasn’t given that impression, so at the very least you have to say that he was able to hire good people. Which is really very surprising given how little chance he was given at the outset. (And really the one who has come off as lazy is Coakley, who seems to have thought she could coast to the victory.)
Deep thought: Given John’s football picks during the NFL playoffs, I think the reasonable person could make lots of money by betting on the opponents of the teams he “likes.” Just sayin’…
Ed Schultz, leftwing bloviator and potential Democratic Senate candidate:
Yes. We know Democrats would cheat to win an election. We know.
@Lisa K.: “They had the GOP on the ropes in 06 and 08, and they let them get away. Stupid bastards.”
Yup. And then you read Nagourney and you realize that the Dems are absolutely determined to hand this back to the goopers.
We also know it is the only way Republicans did…
@RAM: Well, John tends to support the underdog, so it only stands to reason that he’s going to come out on the short end more often than not.
Of course. It is easier to be an opposition than to take grown-up responsibility and actually govern in a coherent fashion, after all.
And Republicans DO cheat to win elections. See if you can work out the difference.
From that Nagourney article:
THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG.
Good media people. His wife is a popular local media figure and his daughter was an American Idol finalist. He’s made for TV. His State House staff is meh.
I hate HATE *HATE* the MTP theme music. Will only watch today long enough the see the remarks by Big Dog (and probably won’t be able to avoid Dubya). But I suddenly realized just now that the theme is horrible. I’ve never liked it but today I hate it.
President Obama’s Newsweek piece online now:
“Why Haiti Matters”
Unsurprising boilerplate, but good boilerplate nonetheless.
@RAM: I was rooting for the AFC North- that is why I rooted for the Bengals and Ravens, not because I thought they would win. Hell, I don’t even know what the spread or moneyline was, because I wasn’t trying to pick the winner, I was just rooting for who I wanted to win.
What. The. Fnck. David Gregory just now to Dubya: “in some circles the President [Obama] is being criticized for politicizing this event [Haiti].” I mean, *WTF* Gregory?? The *only* “circles” making this criticism are the circles at the corner of Rush and Limbaugh. And he directs this to the guy whose minions spent two weeks after Katrina pointing accusatory fingers at the mayor of NO and governor of LA because they were Dems. W. T. F.
I love this – Attackerman on George W.’s Haiti message:
@jwb: Unfortunately it looks a lot like that from close up too. “Good people,” however, is a phrase that I might question.
@ 17 Cat Lady
Well we’ll never be MA but just here on BJ we’re putting together a tidy little GA coalition. ;)
Amirite SD, DW, MA, JL? There’s more just don’t want to try to type them out on BB.
Gregory is just a pus-dripping Dubya-sucking POS tool. The difference in interaction between him and the two former presidents was amazing (and maybe a bit due to the editing room). Clinton, though, is clearly looking at Haiti strategically. Bush’s comments were fine but predictable and anodyne generalities; Clinton had facts, figures and the bones of a long-range strategic plan.
I do applaud Obama for asking both men to lead the fundraising initiative. Although this is and should be *non*partisan, it is being spun by the media as *bi*partisan — and I suppose with reason. There are plenty of people in this country who wouldn’t give Clinton a cent for Haiti relief, and I daresay there are plenty on our side who wouldn’t give to a Bush-led initiative.
And David Gregory is still a tool.
@Skepticat: Agreed—poor word choice. “Effective people.”
CALLING ALL FOODIES…
I need a quick, easy, and delicious recipe for a sauce for a pot of gnocchi that I am cooking this afternoon. Thanks.
@SIA #46: urRITE, and I really would love to get together someplace where we can arrogantly sip our librul lattes. Only question is, do we wear pink shirts and black leather jackets like the SFBJ meet-up, or do we wait for our Tunch t-shirts?
@ SiubhanDuinne, I was thinking barefoot and overalls would be appropos.
Well John, I’m definitely with you in spirit, in a manner of speaking. My husband had knee surgery on Friday, and is alternating between complaints of being bored, complaints of being frustrated that he’s still sore, stiff and gimpy, and stupid efforts to do stuff without calling me to help.
@SGEW: Agreed. I couldn’t watch W. at all. He was fidgety and giggling and just goofy. Clinton, by contrast, was sober, dignified, and filled with gravitas. What a contrast.
Cole, I hope you’re back to snoozing.
John Cole @ 42:
I got no dogs in any of these fights; I’m a Bears’ fan so I’m perennially disappointed. And I NEVER bet on anything. A wise man once suggested that “It’s not gambling if you know you’re going to lose.” But I do enjoy watching good football (another reason I’m perennially disappointed with the Bears), and I can’t help but notice all the ex-Bears who are with teams in the playoffs.
Hey, fellow TNean. I got that email too, and the title made me laugh. I’m considering taking a gawking tour over to the crazy train, just so I can send asiangrrlMN some photos!