every time Michelle Obama suggested it was “not ideal” to eat Corn Slurry with Corn Slurry Byproduct for every meal these same guys would post their grocery haul of nothing but pop tarts https://t.co/St4WOJjawP
— debdrens (@debdrens) July 18, 2022
Current state of Greenwald is he's doing puff piece media for Alex Jones https://t.co/nX2Gw1BzsM
— Wild Geerters (@steinkobbe) July 18, 2022
Where would be without our dear nazi supporting propagandist who claims he’s a civil rights lawyer? Better off.
ETA – my first post – which I’m sure there will be more even though it is only 2am in the east coast. I’m sure we’ll have the late night and morning crew post. :D
Emma from Miami
2am and I can’t sleep. The last two days everything receded into misery. We had to let our beloved Pachi go. A “sudden and severe” case of diabetic ketoacidosis that could be managed but would be chronic requiring regular hospitalization. He also suffered a seizure when they were taking his vitals. So we sat with him until his eyes closed. It was quick and painless.
I miss him so much.
@Emma from Miami: It’s so hard for us, even when we know it’s best for them.
All my sympathy… and may the thought of Pachi soon bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes!
Just saw this on TV news. Looks like another police killing, execution style. I briefly searched Twitter for this, (posted by Shaun King), to no avail, so please forgive the ad.
@Emma from Miami: I am so sorry. It’s hard to let them go even when it is best for them.
the pollyanna from hell
There is never a moment when Jones tries to simulate sanity. This association is GG confessing, I’m not just a traitor, but bug-fuck insane like my pal here.
@JWR: We are still reeling from our insane police shooting. Most of us locally thought our police were mostly okay. Apparently not. We were mostly white and delusional. Mayor and police chief trying desparately to diffuse situation. Police union has no interest whatever in calming things down.
@sab: All I can say right now is that all police, to include their Godawful unions, are just different levels of evil, and I haven’t a clue how to fix them
ETA here’s a longer, ad free(?) clip of how it went down.
It is hard to lose someone you love, and our family is going to get a master class. Our mother / grandmother / great grandmother complained of abdominal pain (and she never complains) and surgery revealed an abdomen full of inoperable cancer. We hope to bring her home for “comfort care” – keeping her drugged up so she is neither unconscious nor in extreme pain. She might make it to her 92nd birthday on Friday. She’ll be with her family at least. Love those you love while you can.
@JWR: Nobody has any idea how to fix them, including experienced cops.
@Emma from Miami:
@thruppence: Do you have Hospice in your area? Those people are angels, and unbelievably good at being helpful in this difficult time for you.
@sab: Yes, we have hospice choices. My sister is a nurse, as is her daughter, and they have years of experience providing care. Everything that can be done will be, but you’re never ready
I’m not anyway
@JWR: I know some good police. They are gobsmacked. I also know people in areas that need and haven’t had much good policing lately. They are less gobsmacked, but still want good police. hjey used to have good officers who cared about the citizens. Now they have frightened rookies who don’t much like the local citizens.
The fucking union insists on seniority for scheduling, so all the supervising police in late night shifts are themselves almost rookies. Rookies training rookies. What could possibly go wrong? Akron just demonstrated what could go wrong.
ETaA I edited this comment quite a bit. Sorry if I went against internet courtesy rules.
@thruppence: No one is ever ready for heartbreak.
@Emma from Miami: Sorry to hear about your Pachi. I’ve got a cut grey kitty having a running dream while he’s sprawled on the sofa legs pointing skyward and the front half on his side proving that kats are somewhere between pretzel and liquid but mostly they can be the most captivating and heartwarming points in our lives. It’s great you shared love.
@Dan B: cut = cute grey kitty
One of the few good things to come out of Russia invading Ukraine is that Edward Snowden shut his stupid pie-hole for a few weeks.
A pity that seems to have ended.
@thruppence: May your family hold each other tight and find some glimmers of light.
@thruppence: I’m so sorry. Been there, done that, it’s not easy.
I was my Uncle’s Conservator for a few years. I’ll spare the details (it was ugly on steroids) and skip right to his last night; the nurse asked me whether to dose him with Atavvan (intentionally misspelled) and I said yes; last communication with my Uncle, such as it was, was a huge shit eating grin after he got dosed (I don’t think he was otherwise communicative his last few days). I think we gave him Atavvan every night but the last one was the one that got a reaction. Passed a few hours later.
I think he was in hospice for around 100 days (late January to May 4th; the VA pulled some serious strings for me) and I was there for every one, at least a few minutes, generally at least a few hours. There were still pearls of Wisdom and “interesting things” that came up. He told me once about the Woman many doors down (many yards, the other “wing”) that had passed the night prior (correct) and I tried (and failed) to find any staff member that told him. FWIW, Eureka (CA) Hospice. Beautiful people, stunning facility, all things considered … an experience that needed to happen. For him and for me.
It’s no fun but … it’s part of the deal.
ETA: If I’m reading Dan upstairs correctly, look for those occasional bits of beauty that will pop up. He said it better. Late. Nearly 2am and sleep is still a ways off.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Perhaps crickets will sound better if they call them “Prairie Shrimp”
@thruppence: One more bit of advice from experience. I’ve been told hearing is the last thing to go. I’m fairly sure I saw that with my Uncle and another person that passed shortly after I visited that was not capable of real interaction for days. That person calmed noticeably when I spoke (confirmed with the Nurse); must have been my soothing, deep voice (not quite James Earl Jones, dammit).
I’m so very sorry.
No you are never ready. No matter how old they are or how sick. It’s never easy, but it is our job to make it as comfortable as possible for them and it sounds like you have that covered.
@Emma from Miami:
So sorry for your loss
West of the Rockies
Oh, so sorry! I know I’m an utter stranger, but that situation is so like my father’s on ’08 (but it was a heart issue). Be there for each other to cry (and, yes, in time laugh in remembrance).
GG and Alex Jones; those two deserve each other. It is unfortunate that they are sharing their awfulness with the rest of the world.
Also, I wonder if “renowned journalist” GG will ask scum bag Alex Jones about his thoughts on the mass execution of kindergarten students and the resulting legal judgement against him?
From “Forest’s Eye View” by Verlyn Klinkenborg, for the most part:
“I tend to see the things that seem to resemble my own separateness and individuality, no matter how mistaken my ideas of self—or forest—may be. I notice charismatic trees—a lone chestnut oak or a spectacular beech—rather than liverworts and lichens or the intricate imbrication of habitats and species. That’s a mistake many of us make. Economically, we value trees and the forests they come from almost exclusively for their wood. From a forest’s-eye view, that’s both absurd and characteristically human. But it’s characteristic of only one way of being human, in just one epoch of human existence—the one in which we’re struggling to keep ourselves from burning it all down.”
Suitable mood music: Polonaise from 2046 by S. Umebayashi
@Emma from Miami: I am so sorry
Christ almighty, Snowden has gone back to “having thoughts?”
Gin & Tonic
Am I the only one who has no idea what this crickets thing is about?
@Gin & Tonic: no you’re not. No idea
ETA I even googled it and still nothing.
@Emma from Miami: I’m so sorry, it’s so very hard. Remember all the good stuff, all the love and joy
@thruppence: I’m so sorry for you and your family.
So very true.
My deepest sympathies
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edit: fixed your name. WG
@Gin & Tonic:
Basically, crickets have long been investigated as an extremely efficient way to turn junk food input into high quality protein. There is even some commercial production, though I’m not tracking it, and some startups, making the usual startup marketing noises. [ETA: such protein can also be used as feed for larger agricultural animals; cattle, chickens, farmed fish, etc]
As land-based agricultural breaks over the next 10-30 years due to global heating (and deliberate disruptions like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine), and as fisheries both deep ocean and artisanal)(/coastal), where much of the world gets its protein, start(continue) collapsing due to global heating/anorexic waters, novel ways of producing high quality protein will be increasingly important. Soy will be a big part of the solution but is not sufficient.
I.e. Snowden may (not sure) be in part riffing on RW memes, but he is not wrong here.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
Gold star for you.