General Discussion, Sunday, May 17, 2020

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  1. Lucille says:

    God bless your day, Stellars…

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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    • Lucille says:

      Looks like I missed your post earlier today. Hope the day was good for you.

      Poor widdle Jimmy…him just so perplexed. He’s stinkin’ up the forest. A nice striped suit and hat with “Chain Gang” on the back should be his future garb.

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ Lucille, everyone. :\ Very sunny here. I am sure it will be hot today since we are starting at 80*. I watched Legend of the Lost yesterday with John Wayne and Sophia Loren. It was sooooo good. I am certain I would have seen it before, but I couldn’t remember anything.

    You know, when I was young, I looked exactly like Sophia Loren. Well…..without the black hair…….or sloped eyes………or olive skin……..or her teeth……….and she was a little taller than I was, but only by about five or six inches……..and, of course she had much longer legs………but I did have a tiny waist with big hips. Okay, if you want to know what I looked like, picture the exact opposite of Sophia Loren……with a small waist. 🙄

    Anyway, have a nice day.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Yeah, I looked like a couple of blonde actresses when I was 12-25. Then something happened and I turned into Estelle Getty….

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        LOL Hope everything is fine with you.

        Like

        • czarina33 says:

          Having a lazy day, with nap. Reading a book, and watching “Secrets of the Zoo” . Weather was supposed to be intermittently rainy, but so far just one shower, and lots of sun.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            I just watched a movie, William, about a baby born from DNA they got from a Neanderthal speciman. It actually was pretty interesting. I think some here might like it and some would totally hate it. LOL Some of the scenes were a little too long for me. But, for the most part, it was interesting. I would like to say, I thought the young actor who played William did a wonderful job.

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    • stella says:

      Good morning, mom!

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, aus! Another early wake-up day, again at 6:00 AM, even though the sun isn’t shining. I fed the insistent-for-breakfast kitties, and went back to bed for a couple of hours.

      I want to go to some tropical isle and just lay around for the rest of my life…give me a little hut right here….

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    G’Morning All.
    Stopped by earlier but everyone was still sleeping.
    My lilacs bloomed literally overnight yesterday, and today the tree leaves came out fully-leaved.
    Guess it’s time to start the yard mowing (sigh…)
    Have a Great Day!

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  5. litenmaus says:

    Trauma at my house yesterday….Let the kittehs out at 9:00 in the morning. Squeaks was back home by 10:30, but Iggy never returned. It was a little chilly yesterday but I left the door open all day hoping that he’d come wandering in. At 11:30 last night, I closed the door and went to bed with a heavy heart.

    A little after midnight the automatic light sensor at the front door went off. I jumped out of bed, opened the door and there he was. I asked him where he’d been, but it’s a kitteh secret & he isn’t spillin’ his story.

    Terribly glad that he’s home and hope that he doesn’t go out for a few days, but it’s Iggy and he’s a cat, so hoping might be as good as it gets.

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    • Lucille says:

      Soooo glad Iggy came home. With our precious pets, there are few things more worrisome. They will have their secrets! Perhaps it’s time for a catio…

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      • stella says:

        Love it! My cat never goes out. I lost two cats to cars, so I stopped letting my cats outside.

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        • litenmaus says:

          After last night, I’m about there Stella.

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        • Lucille says:

          Ms. Bee and Mr. Gee never go outside. Bee was an outdoor cat that had been declawed. I convinced her owner to let me have her. Gee was a true feral kitten which the feral community advocates caught, ear-clipped and neutered but put back out to fend for himself (personally I think this is cruel in a city environment). Both are content to live indoors. I’m sure they’d love to have a catio, though.

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      • litenmaus says:

        If I could find someone to help me build the catio like the one in the lower photo, I’d be on it in a flash Lucille…I know they both want to be outside, but I’m a nervous wreck the entire time they are..a catio would be perfect.

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        • Lucille says:

          That would be wonderful if you could get someone to build a sturdy one. It’d need to be bolted down, of course, with some type of drainage holes. I’d paint mine bright colors and decorate with cheerful bench cushions plus have a chair for me…which the kitties would take over, no doubt.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      My friend has a little kitty, she is full grown but small, and she really worries about her when she stays out past dark. In fact, my friend stays up all night listening for her. The kitty had her front claws removed by the person who had her before my friend rescued her, so there reason to be concerned because she can’t protect herself. What my friend usually does is to feed her late in the afternoon and as soon as the cat comes in, she locks the kitty door.

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      • litenmaus says:

        Afternoon aus….Iggy is 11 months old and fully mature per the vet. He’s a little kitteh but what he lacks in size he makes up for in his ‘no fear’ attitude. Which is why I worry when he’s out.

        I thought about a cat door, but I live three blocks from a creek and raccoons not unfamiliar. I also live across the street from grain elevators and mice infestations are a common problem if one has a cat door here…so…I nixed the kitty door.

        I’m just gonna have to break down and see if I can find someone to help me build a caged catio.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          She lives in a neighborhood that is pretty safe and her kitty doesn’t go far. She usually stays right around her yard or no farther than the closest neighbors’ yards. I think a catio would be best.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            For you.

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          • stella says:

            Some places you have to worry about predators – like coyotes. Little cats are prime morsels.

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            • Lucille says:

              I have a feeling that’s what happened to the pet cat at the family ranch in Canada. He was a foundling in the first place that just showed up on the front porch six years ago and was pretty independent, liking to stay outside to roam about bossing the barn cats. This last winter the snows were excessive and coyotes abundant. He disappeared after Christmas and has not been seen since. I just adored his tabby face. Such a character.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      We have three inside-outside cats and they generally wander though the b&w cat owns the back patio and the orange cat owns the truck in the front driveway.

      The Fat Thing is totally indoors, the most he’ll stick outside is his nose. He went outide once, spent about five minutes out there and beat a path back inside, he’s totally domestic.

      The orange and b&w cats will hunt way out into the brush, I worry sometime about what they might run into but they’re cats and that’s their job…and every now and then they bring something back to share!

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    My Federal Rep sent out a list of things in Pelosi’s stimulous bill and why he won’t vote for it:

    Speaker Pelosi hijacked this relief bill and trashed it with her liberal wishlist, confirming she is out-of-touch with the American people. When our own citizens are desperate for relief and a working economy, her legislation only incentivizes individuals to stay on unemployment and provides bail outs to illegal immigrants while raising tax burdens on our small businesses. This bill falls unbelievably short of what is necessary to get America back up and running.

    More Details on the Legislation
    -Allows illegal immigrants to receive direct stimulus payments because the bill strips the requirement for social security number verification.

    -Mandates blanket release for certain covered federal prisoners and alleged criminals while imposing a high burden for the government to prove they present a risk of harm to society upon release.

    -Extends $600/week unemployment insurance through January 31, 2021, plus a transition to allow the supplement to continue through March 31, 2021, for those who have not exhausted their benefits, meaning businesses will be competing with unemployment benefits for workers through spring of 2021.

    -Radically expands Phase 2 paid leave employer mandates by extending the mandates for an extra year, applying them to all employers, including small businesses, allowing more categories of leave to be compensated, and subjecting small businesses to lawsuits for alleged violations.

    -Federalizes elections by including stringent mandates on how states must run elections, including early voting, no ID requirement for in-person voting, same-day registration, and no-excuse vote by mail in addition to providing absentee ballots to all registered voters without restrictions on ballot harvesting.

    -Provides 100% subsidy to cover an individual’s premium costs for COBRA continuation coverage or a furloughed worker’s employer-sponsored coverage premium costs without protections to ensure that no federal funds are used to provide abortion services.

    -Expands Obamacare through a new Special Enrollment period, a provision already rejected by the White House.

    -Repeals State and Local Tax limitations for 2020 and 2021.

    -Uses taxpayer dollars to bail out failing multiemployer pension plans while failing to include any needed reforms that would actually fix the problem.
    -Imposes a one-size-fits-all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) run on all employers.

    -Fails to include Hyde protections in the state and local funding, so nothing would prevent this money from being used from subsidizing the abortion industry.

    -Provides $10,000 of blanket student loan forgiveness for all public and private loans.

    -Virtually rewrites the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) policy and permanently disallows rulemaking pertaining to work requirements and eligibility.

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    • Lucille says:

      My congressman sent out email asking our opinion as to whether we supported the bill or not. He received overwhelming NOT and said he would vote NO, which he did. A nice, conservative guy who sends out emails of what he’s doing a couple times a month.

      I had to laugh when some folks are saying Nancy wrote that bill herself. Lobbyists, anyone? Newt said she shouldn’t be underestimated since she’s a seasoned legislator. I say she shouldn’t be underestimated in her venality and evil intent.

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