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November 2019
Atheists most politically active group in US, survey finds - The Christian Post
KKGator comments on Jun 14, 2020:
I guess they're on to me, too. I couldn't read the article. LOL I've got the general idea though. ;)
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 14, 2020:
And the last part is: “This could be one of the reasons that the Blue Wave happened in 2018 — a very agitated base of atheists who got politically involved,” he continued. “White evangelicals make up 15.6% of the population, atheists and agnostics combined are 13.2%. With that level of political activity, it’s fair to say that these nones might be a bigger political force in the next presidential election than we give them credit for — they just have to stay angry and stay engaged.” As religious unaffiliated Americans in general appear to increase in number, the Democratic Party has made more overtures to those who identify as atheist. Last August, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution in support of religious unaffiliated Americans, declaring that atheists and agnostics “overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values.” "I am proud to see the Democratic Party take that to heart by bringing secular Americans into the fold,” said Sarah Levin, director of governmental affairs for the Secular Coalition of America, which championed the resolution. “America was founded as a secular government charged with representing and protecting the freedoms of people of all faiths and none.” In the current session of Congress, 88.2% of members identify as Christian, while 6.4% identify as Jewish, and 3.6% identified either as unaffiliated or declined to answer, according to Pew Research Center.
Atheists most politically active group in US, survey finds - The Christian Post
KKGator comments on Jun 14, 2020:
I guess they're on to me, too. I couldn't read the article. LOL I've got the general idea though. ;)
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 14, 2020:
The first half of the article says: Americans who identify as atheist are the most likely group to be involved in political activism, according to a report by a political science professor. Ryan P. Burge of Eastern Illinois University drew from data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey of 2018 for his report published by Religion in Public. When asked about political activity within the past 12 months, 24.9% of atheist respondents said they had attended a march or protest, the largest of any of the surveyed religious groups. Additionally, 41.9% of atheist respondents said they had contacted a public official, again the largest percentage of surveyed religious groups, and 37% had donated money to a candidate, tying with Jews for first place. Also, 24.1% of atheist respondents reported putting up a political sign, placing them in a close second to 24.7% of Buddhist respondents. White evangelical respondents showed less participation by comparison, with 4.4% of respondents saying they had attended a march or protest and 28.5% saying they had contacted a public official. “It’s become almost a trope at this point among people who study and write about American religion and politics — evangelicals punch way above their weight. Their voter turnout has stayed relatively steady despite their drop in population share,” wrote Burge. “But I was working through some data today and noticed something that I don’t think that I’ve seen reported on much — atheists are incredibly politically active — more so than any other religious group.” Burge went on to speculate that this increased political involvement might have helped contribute to Democratic political successes in the 2018 midterm elections.
It will be on January the 20th...!
Besalbub comments on Jun 14, 2020:
Mob hit ?
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 14, 2020:
Ohhhh I wish!
WHIRLIGIG.
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 14, 2020:
I used to play with whirligigs.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 14, 2020:
@WonderWartHog99 I lived in the great plains where there is almost always a breeze. We used wind power before it was cool. And yes, as a kid I had lung power.
Hi, I'm new to the group.
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
Well, the good news in this situation is: You're normal. Life has dealt you a crappy hand, and you're trying to deal with it. And it hurts like hell to see other people enjoying what you can't. You can congratulate yourself that you are experiencing your emotions and acknowledging them. This is ...
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@Jurnee You are definitely NOT a bad person for having these feelings. Your totally human, which might be worse. This group is here for you to post to as you need to. I hope it gets better for you.
Just checking in with everyone. How is everyone doing?
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
I am OK. I was fired on Wednesday. While it is scary, it is actually a huge (and I mean HUGE) relief. It was such a toxic office! Still, it was a shock, and with the pandemic it adds a layer of complication. I have health insurance and pay (PTO pay out) until the end of the month, sooo no panic yet....
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@yogafan108 I didn't know when it was coming, but I was fairly sure it was coming and I'm ok with it because that is the only option. I am taking this time off to heal, regroup, and finish some projects around the house. I have lots of projects. I will start applying for jobs next week, maybe. Oh yeah, apply for unemployment as well.
VITUPERATIVE.
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
My late not lamented stepmother was a vituperative woman. If there was something bad to be said about someone, she said it, and said it ALL. She was my example of what NOT to be.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@Marionville So long as she stays in that grave, I'm fine with that.
VITUPERATIVE.
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 13, 2020:
My late not lamented stepmother was a vituperative woman. If there was something bad to be said about someone, she said it, and said it ALL. She was my example of what NOT to be.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@Marionville What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, or so they say. I have her to thank for the strong woman I am today. If not for her I might never have left Grand Island, Nebraska, and that would have been a tragedy.
Republicans Are Un-Conventional Cultists?: [alternet.org]
Killtheskyfairy comments on Jun 13, 2020:
Most republicans identify as Christians. Christianity is a cult, ergo republicans have no problem with the cognitive dissonance that is believing Trump is doing the things they believe in while not really paying attention to what he’s doing. It’s like Catholics and the priest rape of children ...
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
Brilliantly put! I am so glad to be out and away from that cult.
Trump defiant as cultural change sweeps America - CNNPolitics
WayneDalton comments on Jun 13, 2020:
What did the people of this nation do to deserve this cretin?😡
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@WayneDalton @Detritus I don't know that those of us alive in the US now "deserve" that cretin, however our history as Detritus points out is loaded with transgressions against all sorts of weaker peoples. We are certainly paying the price for those transgressions. And truly Detritus has only scratched the surface of the sins of our forefathers. Howard Zinn's book A People's History of The United States was so hard for me to read. I read it a few years ago at the recommendation of my kids. HOW had I not known so much of that? And for that matter why did my kids know it and not me? The real point is that needs to be taught to everyone in the US, and we need to fix things so it doesn't happen anymore. And we need to stop it from happening to anyone. We also need to attone for the sins of our forefathers, the US is not great any longer, and hasn't been for a while.
EndTrumpsWarOnAmerica [youtube.com]
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
That is awesome. Right now I am so glad I don't have cable because seeing this once just triggered alll my anxiety, I can't imagine seeing that more than once. I may not survive til the election.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 13, 2020:
@yogafan108 There are other factors at play besides your post. Life is kinda rearranged right now, still processing. I will get through, I'm a tough old bird.
I finally got this into a frame today - I've had this tea towel since Christmas and there was no way...
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 12, 2020:
Very cute, and as it has been less than 6 months since xmas, I'd say you're ahead of schedule. My projects frequently (or usually) take much longer than that.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 12, 2020:
@RavenCT I have counted cross stitch projects waiting to be completed that I was working on when I met the father of my children, sooo 1982. I plan to finish them one day.
How Great? [alternet.org]
OldGoat43 comments on Jun 11, 2020:
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HippieChick58 replies on Jun 11, 2020:
@OldGoat43 I do use an ad blocker, and I've had to disable it on several sites. The price you pay...
A WHITE WOMAN, RACISM AND A POODLE
AnneWimsey comments on Jun 11, 2020:
This is why WE all need to say "this is wrong!" Loudly and Incessantly!
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 11, 2020:
Makes me wanna get a large black poodle and drive around town, especially as it is starting to get dark, just because.
How Great? [alternet.org]
OldGoat43 comments on Jun 11, 2020:
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HippieChick58 replies on Jun 11, 2020:
I am not a subscriber and wasn't charged. Do you have an ad blocker?
Trump orders fleet of icebreakers and new bases in push for polar resources | US news | The Guardian
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Oy vey, Bunker Boy is just into all sorts of shit.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 10, 2020:
@Freedompath So long as history is not sterilized. We need to document for eternity all of his transgressions in minute detail so we can teach it to future generations.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Life Advice Will Leave You SPEECHLESS - One of the Most Eye Opening Interviews...
TristanNuvo comments on Jun 10, 2020:
"My impact would be that people learn from me in a way that they are empowered by what I taught them. So that when they talk of what they learned from me, they no longer think of me. They think of their own base of understanding, of how this world works.And so then I become irrelevant." `NDT. I ...
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 10, 2020:
I so agree!! The lesson or the result is the important part, dates not so much. I want to remember and understand the causes and results of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, not necessarily the date it happened.
Social distancing or...
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 10, 2020:
Emotionally distant is only a tiny part of Bunker Boy's issues. No matter how many times he says it, he is NOT doing a great job, except maybe on the golf course and making his cronies richer.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 10, 2020:
@Cutiebeauty Bunker Boy has been trending recently :)
Love Your Neighbor!!!!!!
MissKathleen comments on Jun 8, 2020:
As long as they are not an asshole.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 9, 2020:
No, ya gotta love them too, just don't get close to them.
A brilliant video skewers Ivanka Trump by contrasting her flowery speech with the brutal reality ...
Besalbub comments on Jun 9, 2020:
Not wanting to offend women I'll keep my coment to my self .
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 9, 2020:
Try being specific to Ivanka. I am a woman and a mom, but that is about all I have in common with Ivanka.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Life Advice Will Leave You SPEECHLESS - One of the Most Eye Opening Interviews...
BirdMan1 comments on Jun 8, 2020:
If you have any Curious Child in you, read, at least "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Tyson.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 9, 2020:
I did read that. One of my kids had purchased it for a long airplane trip, and I borrowed it from her. I had it for about a year before I read it, and finally got around to reading it and then was aggravated that I waited so long. I took it back to my daughter and she commented she was wondering where that went to.
Trump's Partner in Crime Shows How a Religious Fanatic (Associated with Opus Dei) and a Sociopath ...
OldGoat43 comments on Jun 7, 2020:
Posting is not available without payment. Rawstory blocks me from viewing it unless I pay up.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 7, 2020:
@OldGoat43 My guess would be browser, I use Google Chrome. I don't like changing browsers, so if it doesn't work in Chrome I just give up.
Trump's Partner in Crime Shows How a Religious Fanatic (Associated with Opus Dei) and a Sociopath ...
TheGreatShadow comments on Jun 7, 2020:
Page won't load period. Wonder if this one will get deleted...
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 7, 2020:
I have no trouble with seeing it.
Trump's Partner in Crime Shows How a Religious Fanatic (Associated with Opus Dei) and a Sociopath ...
OldGoat43 comments on Jun 7, 2020:
Posting is not available without payment. Rawstory blocks me from viewing it unless I pay up.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 7, 2020:
@OldGoat43 I don't think so. I keep a close eye on what shows up on my credit cards, I haven't seen any charges for that.
Trump's Partner in Crime Shows How a Religious Fanatic (Associated with Opus Dei) and a Sociopath ...
OldGoat43 comments on Jun 7, 2020:
Posting is not available without payment. Rawstory blocks me from viewing it unless I pay up.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 7, 2020:
I did not find a paywall....
President of law and order?
Mofo1953 comments on Jun 7, 2020:
Do you even read what you share? The NY post is a piece of shit rag that always gives a slant of anything to benefit the orange turd. Not the best choice of article for this group, dude.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 7, 2020:
@TheGreatShadow Keep it civil. your response could be toned down. And now that I have read it, I am moving it to your profile. It does not bash trump, you've been sucked into conservative repulican propaganda.
A Quick Introduction to the Endtimes | Roll to Disbelieve: A Quick Intro to the Endtimes
Wildgreens comments on Jun 6, 2020:
I keep hearing from my religious family how we are “in the last days”. That more and more bad things are happening in the world because it’s in the bible. 🤣😂 I guess we better get saved.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 6, 2020:
I lived that life before, I've read those prophesies. it reads like one hell of an acid trip. Too many people with their minds on heaven to be of any earthly good.
Trump in Maine: Puritan will throw away coronavirus swabs
hankster comments on Jun 6, 2020:
he is such a simpleton and a dick. and there's no changing that.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 6, 2020:
Don't forget self centered jerkface too.
I really don't need a cat
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
What did you do???!!!
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 6, 2020:
@Lorajay So long as you can remember what happened. I end up with scratches and bruises that I have no memory of getting. Not big stuff, but still, kinda concerns me that I can't remember.
Here Are Some Common Sex Myths That Everyone Really Needs To Stop Believing | IFLScience
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 6, 2020:
Pornography has given many, especially young males, unreal expectations about sex. That and the dearth of honest sex education in our schools and homes.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 6, 2020:
@whiskywoman It is artificial, there is no relationship, there is just fucking.
Might as well have a little fun on the job.
Susieq comments on Jun 5, 2020:
Poor kitties need a home because people don't fix their pets
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 5, 2020:
Mine were never broken, but I had they spayed for their health and my peace of mind.
Who would imagine that there is an actual National Old Maids Day 06/04/2020
sassygirl3869 comments on Jun 4, 2020:
What if I'm divorced 20 years? Am I considered an old maid? I've lived in sin on and off since then!!!!!!
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
Honey, you're just old, no longer a maid. Which actually I think is a good thing. The not a maid part anyway. Today the unmarried older and younger gals are just single ladies, which I think it is as it should be.
Over 10,000 arrested, protests against Floyd killing continue | USA News | Al Jazeera
Detritus comments on Jun 4, 2020:
I have relied on Al Jazeera ever since my stint in Saudi Arabia. Now they cover US news better than most US news sources.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
Far less biased than some.
Goldfein: ‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in death of George Floyd
BestWithoutGods comments on Jun 3, 2020:
Yes! I am outraged. We should imprison the officer who murdered George Floyd, and the officers who stood there watching, without trying to stop it.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
@FrankA We may differ on what we consider the torments of hell. And since hell is a imaginary construct we can each decide what the torments of hell are. Yours may be different than mine.
Proper conjugation...
Besalbub comments on Jun 4, 2020:
He always looks like he's got too big a butt plug up his ass .
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
Possibly balance/dementia issues.
Proper conjugation...
Athena comments on Jun 4, 2020:
Melania.. How does she do it? 💰💰💰
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
The advice to British wives in the earlier days, close your eyes and think of the realm. I couldn't do it, but I am sure she has a restrictive pre-nup.
Glower verb (used without object) To look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 4, 2020:
I have thought that perhaps a Glowering would be a good Collective Noun for republican or Conservative politicians?
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
A glower of politicians, I like that!
I am articulate, and opinionated.
MissKathleen comments on Jun 3, 2020:
“Being shy and withdrawn, it is difficult to relate to that.”
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
I'm quiet until I'm piqued, and then the mouth goes on. I'm an introvert for sure, shy in crowds; I hate crowds.
I am articulate, and opinionated.
Detritus comments on Jun 3, 2020:
And you say it very well. Sometimes you need to see what the people around you are thinking. For self protection, if nothing else.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 4, 2020:
@Lauren @StarvingArtist I have a countdown timer on my phone of days left until I can get Medicaid. Right now it is over 900 days. I'm 62, so technically I can retire, but I don't want to shell out for health insurance, I did COBRA for six months about 1.5 years ago. It is pricey. So I'm just sucking up here til I can retire. I like most of the job, I like helping families figure out their medical bills. I don't like the BS, some of it is the office and some is the system in the US.
I am articulate, and opinionated.
Detritus comments on Jun 3, 2020:
And you say it very well. Sometimes you need to see what the people around you are thinking. For self protection, if nothing else.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 3, 2020:
Sometimes I do. I have learned the value of silence. This week I found out my office is full of racists, and I didn't say a damn word. I kept my headsets on and my mouth shut. The odds were definitely NOT in my favor and all I want is my paycheck and health insurance.
Goldfein: ‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in death of George Floyd
BestWithoutGods comments on Jun 3, 2020:
Yes! I am outraged. We should imprison the officer who murdered George Floyd, and the officers who stood there watching, without trying to stop it.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 3, 2020:
@FrankA Seriously, you think that was overreaction? Have we met before?
Goldfein: ‘Every American should be outraged’ at police conduct in death of George Floyd
BestWithoutGods comments on Jun 3, 2020:
Yes! I am outraged. We should imprison the officer who murdered George Floyd, and the officers who stood there watching, without trying to stop it.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 3, 2020:
I agree 100%. If you see injustice and do nothing to stop it you are equally guilty of that injustice. That officer watching could have prevented that death. I hope he suffers the torments of hell, and some prison time would be good as well.
Wendy's faces backlash after a franchisee donates more than $440,0000 to Trump, as WendysIsOverParty...
maturin1919 comments on Jun 2, 2020:
Let me get this straight: an independent owner, not the company, makes a decision for themselves, not the company, and now the company must be boycotted. I will never, ever, understand this line of thought.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 3, 2020:
That franchise owner is paying dues to the franchise, and the franchise makes rules for all their stores. They are connected. If the stores face backlash for what the representative of the franchise is doing, they need to apply pressure in whatever form to the franchise.
It’s not just the fringe anymore.
Observer-Effect comments on Jun 2, 2020:
Its a great book for child care tips.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 3, 2020:
There were times I considered drowning my teenagers, and I was accused of trying to poison them, but I'm sorry, broccoli isn't poison. However, they all made it to adulthood and are good sorta well adjusted taxpayers now.
Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear
Amzungu comments on Jun 2, 2020:
I read an article today talking about the UK considering a ban on selling things to the US such as tear gas or pepper spray components due to concerns that they may be used against the US citizens. I cannot currently locate the article to support my summary statements, but I will post it if I can ...
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 2, 2020:
I would love it if they took that stand!
[themighty.com] Covid-19 may be a blood vessel disease. Here's why.......
Umbrella_Guard comments on Jun 2, 2020:
I have been telling people I know to buy reservatrol wine pills but everyone is ignoring me.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 2, 2020:
I have been taking Reservatrol for some time now.
This morning I heard conservative pundit David Frum on Sam Harris' latest podcast warn of the ...
NHjulie comments on Jun 2, 2020:
I just posted the same thing.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 2, 2020:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and GMTA. I say the more the merrier!
This may not be all that uncommon, but not in my everyday lexicon.
t1nick comments on Jun 1, 2020:
I hear it all the time since Trump came into office. I had a general feel for it, but not clarity. Thank you
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 2, 2020:
@t1nick I own two televisions but no longer have cable. AND the sofa is across the room from one of the TVs, great viewing angle. However, I had to stop sitting on the sofa when I developed sciatica. My recent TV viewing has been videos on my laptop as I sit beside the TV. Other TV is in the basement which I no longer use... I have thought about relocating it, but I don't have a place I want to put it, and I don't watch that much TV. I turned off cable during the 2016 primary season, I looked up from my computer and saw Ted Cruz in my living room. It was an ad prior to the Iowa primary. Nope, no Ted, no cable. I'm happy.
Jot or tittle Jot or tittle is a phrase that means a very small amount.
bobwjr comments on Jun 2, 2020:
New one to me
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 2, 2020:
I am so happy I have added to your lexicon.
This may not be all that uncommon, but not in my everyday lexicon.
Cutiebeauty comments on Jun 1, 2020:
I know this word... I watched a few court shows... But I better not see any... EXCULPATORY evidence in this current murder by cop!
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 1, 2020:
@Cutiebeauty Back in the day when I still watched TV (turned off cable 4 years ago) I used to watch SVU and other cop shows. I heard the word a few times.
Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious with neck restraints in five years
maturin1919 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
The question they need to ask themselves, and seriously, is if they want We, The People to burn this motherfucker to the ground.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 1, 2020:
Totally agree!!!
As usual for him
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
He is such a worthless twat.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 1, 2020:
@WonderWartHog99 I do admit you have a point. This group keeps me going, and has helped me get some points, so the twatwaffle has some very minor redeeming attributes.
JAMBOREE.
HippieChick58 comments on Jun 1, 2020:
I've seen the Jamboree at Disney World, some sort of bears thing... Had to google it, Country Bears Jamboree.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 1, 2020:
@Marionville It is one of their animatronic attractions. The benefit being you can sit in AC for a bit and it is cute and lively, a good break from the heat and standing.
in case you haven't heard ...[youtube.com]
Mofo1953 comments on May 31, 2020:
Hilarious but not funny, if you get my meaning.
HippieChick58 replies on Jun 1, 2020:
It is funny, but a huge chunk of sad and horrified in there that this has to be a thing.
Hypocrisy of Mike Pence
TheDoubter comments on May 31, 2020:
he has a short memory.
HippieChick58 replies on May 31, 2020:
He has convenient memory, for him.
HUNKER.
HippieChick58 comments on May 30, 2020:
In the middle of the US I've heard that used with hunker down and ride out the storms, especially tornado season and blizzard season.
HippieChick58 replies on May 31, 2020:
@henthabox I lived in Louisiana in 1983 to 1985. Yes, with Hurricanes you mostly get the hell out of the way. Living u[ here in Tornado Alley, tornadoes can change direction very quickly, better to lie low and wait for it to blow itself out.
The Lincoln Project is going after Moscow Mitch: [youtube.com]
Mofo1953 comments on May 28, 2020:
I posted this same thing last night.
HippieChick58 replies on May 29, 2020:
IMHO imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and GMTA, dupes happen. Some things just can't be posted enough.
Why did 53% of white women vote for Trump?
freedom41 comments on May 28, 2020:
I bet that nearly all regret voting for him and have enough since not vote for him an 2nd time.
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
I hope you are right, but there are far too many Karens out there that think Drumpf is god's gift to humankind. I am trying to figure out if I missed the lobotomy when I was married. I used to live that life but I was never so blind.
Not everyone is aware of how easy it is to propagate baby plants of African Violets .
HippieChick58 comments on May 28, 2020:
I love African Violets and have propagated a few. That was before young cats lived in my house.
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
@HerbertNewsam Yes, I have a squirt gun, and they do run like hell when they see it. It is that 40+ hours a week that I am at work, and those 56 hours per week I'm trying to sleep that they do their mischief. When I am home the spray bottle is usually nearby. In fact the bottle in the bedroom is plastic, and all I have to do it tap on it and the guilty party will fly out of what ever mischief she is up to. Both cats are less than 4 years old, so full of piss and vinegar.
Not everyone is aware of how easy it is to propagate baby plants of African Violets .
HippieChick58 comments on May 28, 2020:
I love African Violets and have propagated a few. That was before young cats lived in my house.
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
@dede18 If I didn't work full time and was home to protect them... but no, the kitties have been death to houseplants. My previous cat was blind and she didn't bother much of anything.
GOP operatives worry Trump will lose both the presidency and Senate majority - CNNPolitics
NotReligious71 comments on May 28, 2020:
Sounds good to me too. Have you seen this? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1265855459719892993
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
I have heard about it today, I have not watched it. I have a limit to how much crap I can deal with in one day.
Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google - The...
wordywalt comments on May 28, 2020:
One would hope that our courts would rejct hat.
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
@BitFlipper RBG would bite the damn thing off.
Has the likes hamburger been at the bottom of the emoticon list on posts for long?
HippieChick58 comments on May 28, 2020:
I don't see it.
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
@hankster The bottom one for me is the angry face. Should I be feeling deprived.
Trump to Executive Order Against Social Media Companies
HippieChick58 comments on May 28, 2020:
Very eloquent
HippieChick58 replies on May 28, 2020:
@SeaGreenEyez You should have told him he was a Karen
These things write themselves
yogafan108 comments on May 27, 2020:
Wish the process was a little faster.
HippieChick58 replies on May 27, 2020:
It is said that good things come to those who wait, but damn I'm tired of waiting too!
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works ...
JacarC comments on May 26, 2020:
Reports from the globe: intubation has killed more china-19 victims than it has saved.
HippieChick58 replies on May 27, 2020:
China 19, seriously dude, racist much?
Nebraska Medicine reports COVID-19 inpatients at an all-time high
JackPedigo comments on May 26, 2020:
Omaha, isn't there a large meat processing facility in this city?
HippieChick58 replies on May 27, 2020:
@JackPedigo I know the city used to have some major meat processing, and major stockyards. That was before I moved here. I do see from Google there are still a few plants in the city. North of Omaha there is a chicken processing plant in Fremont that made the local news recently. The residents fought hard to keep the plant out, but lost. Whodathunk it could be such a problem now.
Nebraska Medicine reports COVID-19 inpatients at an all-time high
JackPedigo comments on May 26, 2020:
Omaha, isn't there a large meat processing facility in this city?
HippieChick58 replies on May 26, 2020:
No, but there are some within 150 miles. The town I grew up in, Grand Island, has a big meat packing plant.
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bbyrd009 comments on May 23, 2020:
Nurses and doctors live about 5 to 7 years less than the rest of us, I guess; “dead doctors don’t lie.” Iow She may reliably be ignored, as long as one is not immune compromised or breathing compromised. Healthy people should not be wearing masks
HippieChick58 replies on May 26, 2020:
@TomMcGiverin I agree with your assessment.
Nebraska Medicine reports COVID-19 inpatients at an all-time high
glennlab comments on May 26, 2020:
Is it April yet, this was all supposed to go away by April.
HippieChick58 replies on May 26, 2020:
It was supposed to magically go away after 15 cases.... Look where we are now.
Nebraska Medicine reports COVID-19 inpatients at an all-time high
alexxalan comments on May 26, 2020:
Is this the highest of all time in the state ?
HippieChick58 replies on May 26, 2020:
We have some really hot spots in several small towns where there are meat packing plants. I grew up in Grand Island, 150 miles west of where I live now. It is booming with COVID from the meat packing plants. I don't know for sure what is driving Omaha's boom, but we draw from Iowa as well as all of Nebraska. I work for a hospital, and I am amazed at the number of my coworkers who don't take this seriously.
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TomMcGiverin comments on May 23, 2020:
Everyone should be wearing masks when around other people indoors, even if they are healthy, because they may well be infected without symptoms or knowing they are infected.
HippieChick58 replies on May 26, 2020:
@TomMcGiverin Good points!! This forum has made me realize we need an eye roll reaction and I'd love to see one of tongue sticking out. But OMG the discussion has been enlightening!
Does Trump have PSP Frontotemproal Dementia? I am sure that he does.
JayOleck38 comments on May 25, 2020:
And here I thought he was just a sniveling little shit.
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
Well, it doesn't mean he's NOT a sniveling little shit. Or sniveling big shit.
Does Trump have PSP Frontotemproal Dementia? I am sure that he does.
Justme43 comments on May 25, 2020:
OMZ (Zeus) !
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
@Justme43 I googled it a few days ago, and yes, it is a real thing. He is literally one sick puppy.
CLAMBER I noticed a member with the user ID including the term CLAMBERER and it tickled some ...
Charlene comments on May 25, 2020:
My days of clambering up and down ladders are finally finito..😁
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
I limit myself to short ladders. I have a step ladder with 4 steps that gets me as high as I need to be. Any higher and I call the kids. It gets me high enough to paint most of the rooms in my house.
The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children.
AnneWimsey comments on May 25, 2020:
If the parents are home, how/why would it be easier than when they commuted?
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
Parent are off doing their day job, kids are home and online in their rooms. When my kids were young we had one computer for them to use, and it was in a fairly public area of the house. We had their passwords, and we check browsing history. If anything was deleted or passwords changed they were off the computer until they could convince us to trust them again.
Trump spreads sexist insults about Hillary Clinton, female Democrats - Business Insider
DavidRussett comments on May 25, 2020:
Here in South Dakota where I live is strong Trump country. That leaves me with fewer friends than one would think. I live in a retirement center and have to watch what I talk about and if politics comes up I need to shut up!
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
You do what you have to do to survive.
Trump spreads sexist insults about Hillary Clinton, female Democrats - Business Insider
wordywalt comments on May 25, 2020:
What a dirty, malevolent cretin Trump is!!!
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
Well said!!
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demifeministgal comments on May 25, 2020:
I regret having ever apologized to either parental unit. They did not deserve it and the apologies were coerced (out of violence) or manipulated out of me. Mind you, they are/were both toxic and one was a narcissist and the other I think is a schizophrenic with anger issues. So not the stellar ...
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
I don't know about stellar, but I encouraged and allowed them to explore and test limits. This particular kid took it a bit too far at times, but it was a hell of a learning experience.
North Carolina Reports Highest 1-Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
AnneWimsey comments on May 25, 2020:
Ooopsy....soon to be followed by every other state.
HippieChick58 replies on May 25, 2020:
I work for a hospital and one of our docs has publicly announce Nebraska is moving the wrong way on opening, s/he wants social distancing, WFH, and quarantining to remain in place for at least another month. I don't know if s/he is in line with the hospital policy and will still be working for the hospital on Monday, but I was glad to see them put it out there.
Some religions ban pork...
mcgeo52 comments on May 24, 2020:
One is a fascist pig, the other is an intelligent animal.
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
Very good!!
My plants are doing well and we have tomatoes on the cherry tomato I share with the neighbor.
HippieChick58 comments on May 24, 2020:
Looks good! I am fighting damn bunnies for the life of my basil. I have replanted 3 times, it is going to end up as damned expensive pesto or no basil at all.
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
@NoPlanetB @AnneWimsey I don't have any way to do hanging pots outside. I did put one basil in a pot on the deck, so if all else fails I have high hopes for that one.
Lincoln Project is going after McConnell - and I think they will get the turtle!
alliwant comments on May 24, 2020:
I loathe him even more than Hair Furor, because he knows full well what destruction he is causing and revels in it. When he finally croaks I really wish we could bury him at the bottom of an outhouse and repay him in kind for his "service."
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
I like the way you think!
Joanna schroeder on Twitter: "Do you have white teenage sons?
altschmerz comments on May 24, 2020:
Ooooh, I just read one of the stories she linked to: https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/05/05/what-happened-after-my-13-year-old-son-joined-the-alt-right/#Meme-World I can't get past my anger at what the school did to Sam. They're just as responsible for the alt-right as anyone else! And that kid...
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
That was an amazing read! Thank you for pointing that out.
Texas Mayor Claims His Religious Beliefs Bar Women From Leading Public Prayer
demifeministgal comments on May 24, 2020:
Aren't y'all supposed to have separate of church and state?? Or can individual states do whatever the fck they want in that respect? If I lived there I'd tell them to keep their damn religion out of my politics!
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
The US is supposed to have separation of church and state, but too often the church is active politically and it is a freaking mess.
Why to wear a mask.
Athena comments on May 24, 2020:
I agree with helping one another stay safe. However, for many, their complaint about wearing a mask may not be defiance. It's uncomfortable, hot, hard to breath and can trigger claustrophobia for some people. Fabrics also carry a scent that can trigger other sensitivities. I feel nauseated ...
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
My first couple of times in a mask were unpleasant, I hate the humidity of the air I breathe out, it fogged up my glasses, and I did feel claustrophobic. I still feel all those things these several weeks later, but now, except for the glasses, I can ignore them because I know I can take it off soon. I take off my glasses when I can, but I can't read anything without my glasses.
Ok This client surpassed all our expectations.
HippieChick58 comments on May 23, 2020:
What a pelt, poor baby!! You will fix him up good, I am sure.
HippieChick58 replies on May 24, 2020:
@Zoohome Did you get an after picture?
Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to Wear Face Masks | Science Times
barjoe comments on May 23, 2020:
I would like to move to Austria. My mother was born in Vienna.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
I visited Austria when we were stationed in Germany, it is beautiful! I don't want to live there, my babies are here and my German is horrible! My mom's mom was born in Switzerland near the German border.
Why to wear a mask.
Rodatheist comments on May 23, 2020:
The requirement of wearing a face mask is due to the need of health officials to calm people’s fears, and not because it helps in any way. Wearing a mask gives a false sense of security. There is nothing that a mask can do that cannot be accomplished with safe distance, even in the presence of ...
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
I work in billing for a pediatric hospital. My employer has ruled that ALL staff on hospital property will be masked. The non care provider staff can wear cloth masks, those with patient contact will wear other masks. I still work full time in the office, we can remove our masks at our desks so long as we are 6 feet from the next employee. Our cubes are large enough we can do that. I wear my mask as soon as I get out of my car until I am settled at my desk. I also wear it when/if I go shopping or anyplace else. It isn't herd mentality, it is herd immunity. We are protecting the weaker members of society. It is the same reason we get vaccinations, as much to protect us as to protect those that can't get the vaccination due to weakened immune systems.
Texas Mayor Claims His Religious Beliefs Bar Women From Leading Public Prayer
glennlab comments on May 23, 2020:
I don't believe that men should lead public prayer either, keep that shit behind closed doors.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
Perfect answer!!
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works ...
bbyrd009 comments on May 23, 2020:
Nurses and doctors live about 5 to 7 years less than the rest of us, I guess; “dead doctors don’t lie.” Iow She may reliably be ignored, as long as one is not immune compromised or breathing compromised. Healthy people should not be wearing masks
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
@Alchemy I have never claimed to be a nurse. I do however work for a hospital and I read the briefings they send out every day if not more often. I have an adult child that tested positive for TB when she was 5. We had just moved to Washington state, all children entering the state school districts were required to be tested. No one else in the family or extended family and community we left behind tested positive. The pulmonologist that was also a full bird colonel explained it was possible that someone coughed on her in McDonalds. That child had to take an awful liquid medication for 6 months to kill that germ. She was too young to swallow pills yet. She is 32 now, she STILL remembers the medication. As with TB, you never know who in a crowd may be carrying an infectious disease. Most people don't deliberately spread disease. But it only takes one person to mess up the next several months of your life. My hospital has sent out information that a cloth face mask will drop your odds of breathing in the disease to about 79%. If the other person is wearing a mask your risk of contamination drops to less than 2%. We are required to wear our cloth masks when we are on the hospital property but away from our desks. If a coworker joins us at our desk we both should be masked. I am willing to bet my hospital has the latest and most up to date information. And yes, they have reported that some of the provider staff have tested positive for Covid. Considering the risk in a population of nearly 3000 one case is very low.
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mischl comments on May 23, 2020:
I'd like to pass this article along.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
Please, please, please do!! I lifted it and shared it from Facebook because it think needs wide dissemination.
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altschmerz comments on May 23, 2020:
I stopped by a restaurant for takeout yesterday (paid over the phone, just parked right by there, grabbed the bag at the door and left) and there were groups of people out walking all over, no mask. So many people not taking this seriously.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
@LucyLoohoo I am about 15 miles from the border between Nebraska and Iowa. I have coworkers who live in Iowa which is less than 8 miles from the border. So tons of cross contamination between states, especially here in Omaha. IMHO, the president doesn't need any help looking bad.
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altschmerz comments on May 23, 2020:
I stopped by a restaurant for takeout yesterday (paid over the phone, just parked right by there, grabbed the bag at the door and left) and there were groups of people out walking all over, no mask. So many people not taking this seriously.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
@LucyLoohoo I live in Nebraska, I'm sure a new surge is forming here. Meat packing plants all around.
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bbyrd009 comments on May 23, 2020:
Nurses and doctors live about 5 to 7 years less than the rest of us, I guess; “dead doctors don’t lie.” Iow She may reliably be ignored, as long as one is not immune compromised or breathing compromised. Healthy people should not be wearing masks
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
This is why I mask up.
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works ...
bbyrd009 comments on May 23, 2020:
Nurses and doctors live about 5 to 7 years less than the rest of us, I guess; “dead doctors don’t lie.” Iow She may reliably be ignored, as long as one is not immune compromised or breathing compromised. Healthy people should not be wearing masks
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
I disagree. I wear a mask to protect other people from what I may have picked up, and to protect me from what they may have picked up so we don't spread these germs to the more vulnerable populations. . I am a good driver, but I wear a seat belt because there are too many other drivers that aren't paying attention to their driving. I immunize my kids and myself to protect those who are immunocompromised, I work for a pediatric hospital that is full of kids that are immunocompromised. We all do things to protect the herd, it is part of being a good citizen.
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altschmerz comments on May 23, 2020:
I stopped by a restaurant for takeout yesterday (paid over the phone, just parked right by there, grabbed the bag at the door and left) and there were groups of people out walking all over, no mask. So many people not taking this seriously.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
@LucyLoohoo No one did, and of course our supervisor was with us. I have noticed her nails now have a new manicure. one of the team left early to get her hair cut. There was talk of parties and activities planned for the weekend. I just shake my head.
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works ...
altschmerz comments on May 23, 2020:
I stopped by a restaurant for takeout yesterday (paid over the phone, just parked right by there, grabbed the bag at the door and left) and there were groups of people out walking all over, no mask. So many people not taking this seriously.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
@altschmerz We're in the billing office, no patient contact. Not even IN the hospital but across the street. This office makes me think of Mean Girls. Toxic is a good word for it.
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE INTUBATED AND PLACED ON A VENTILATOR Written by a nurse who works ...
altschmerz comments on May 23, 2020:
I stopped by a restaurant for takeout yesterday (paid over the phone, just parked right by there, grabbed the bag at the door and left) and there were groups of people out walking all over, no mask. So many people not taking this seriously.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
Hell, I work for a hospital, most of my team doesn't take it seriously. Especially one of them is dangerously ignorant and proud of it. Yesterday we were in a meeting in a conference room, about 10 of us. There was no social distancing, we were far less than 6 feel apart. I was the only one who kept my mask on. 958 days til I qualify for Medicare so I can retire.
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sassygirl3869 comments on May 23, 2020:
I know @Hippie Chick. I decided 7 years ago when hospitalized for an induction -one month - of chemo that I would decline such extraordinary procedures like a breathing or feeding tube. Not living.
HippieChick58 replies on May 23, 2020:
I have told my kids that if I can't do what I want to do when I want to do it, that is not the definition of life I want to live by. I don't want to waste my money on tubes and treatments. It I decline that far just pull the damn plug and let me go. Spend the money on the living, send the babies or college or trade school.

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