After the last 5 years and the last week, why? What exactly is there here that would draw me here if I weren’t already here? There are airplanes out there that will take me to places that don’t seem to suck as much. Maybe you, my friends, can explain it to me. I don’t get it.
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by here. pogo, you mean that place they call “almost heaven”?
tho’ ms P, lil P and you’d make great neighbors please don’t come to KY. too many people here already. given climate change, my advice is: go north, young man, go north…. and somewhere near sustainable food and water supply.
speaking of travelling, this traveler should be something to behold
among other things, stephen colbert last night mused:
“The newest batch of online stupid maintains that omicron is a hoax, Their proof? If you scramble the letters of omicron, you get the word moronic.”
“Wow … that theory is incredibly omicron,”
That stench emanating from the Supreme Court Is the smell of conservative justices, five of whom were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, doing exactly what they were put there to do: restrict access to abortions. Elsewhere, anti-vaxxers have been cooking up wild new pandemic conspiracy theories since the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Everybody has to be somewhere.
Remember, if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.
bbronc, apologies for not seeing your thread idea before i jumped the gun and posted pogo’s which was submitted an hour or so later and was tagged “pending”. anyway, before publishing it for tomorrow, one question: yours says “draft” – is it really a draft with more to come or is it a finished product?
Speaking of suckage…
“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control.“
I wasn’t as clear as I could have been. By “here” I am referring to this country. I believe that over the past 5 years the country has become broken and it isn’t getting repaired that I can see. The Senate – broken. The Supreme Court – broken. The lower courts – broken. Bipartisanship- broken. Sanity with respect to public health – broken. Racially neutral voting access – broken. Race relations – broken. Self determination over one’s own body – broken. Am I wrong?
Florida State Guard of 200 Floriduh man volunteers controlled by DeInSanity to respond to events in FL? What could possibly go wrong?
patd – I wanted to let it ferment overnight before sending it on. I will hand it over in a few minutes, ready for publication anytime. It seems to fit in with Pogo’s lament.
Neidermeyer – dead
I do wonder if Denmark would have me? Their social structure is interesting. A Year of Living Danishly, is a good read.
Norway also great place
pogo & BB & BiD,
here’s a song for you from 2017 — things haven’t gotten much better, eh?
This is the parody version of oh Canada a national anthem of Canada, which has been made after the president Donald trump inauguration.
and one from 2020 welcoming all comers
if you do move out of the country, please don’t give up your u.s. citizenship until after you vote in the 2022 elections. if the magaTs get deservedly pummeled, god willing, you might want to come back now and then.
Oh Jesus… why does someone always bring up Canada. Canada doesn’t want baby boomers trying to come to their country in search of their healthcare system. They will accept you if you have skills they are looking for and give a minimum of 15 yrs of work.
BTW… I don’t know what the requirements are to emigrate to France… or Norway… or Italy… or Switzerland… etc., etc. But it wouldn’t surprise me if at least some of them don’t want American baby boomers either.
Why should a country be willing to take on citizens that will take from it and basically give back nothing.
And to my feelings about leaving. I’m an American… this is home. Am I disgusted with what’s happening here… hell yeah! But I ain’t going anywhere… well… maybe in the future to a retirement condo in another part of NH. My family lives here…. my friends live here.
I no longer want to continually discuss politics…. I no longer will make everything political. But just before the last presidential election I said I would walk across broken glass on the gym floor to get to a voting booth. That sentiment still applies.
All of the pleasant alternatives want you to be able to support yourself unless you have some pretty specific genetic relationships for citizenship. I fall in one of the loopholes (except for Barbados recently) but even with the plus of some land owned by my former brother-in-law in Canada couldn’t handle it financially.
For Pogo’s question, the US is still one of the great nations of the world. Except for its asinine habit of picking on groups of its citizens (native, ethnic, poor, women etc) it remains among the best as a place to live if you have a fairly stable source of income.
Looks like Joe Biden and the Democrats saved Christmas.
Andrea Mitchell sucks repeating the gooper daily blast word for word
Oh no, what a loss
There are no assholes in France and they love Americans. There’s no racism in Europe either, fun fact
I wouldn’t worry that much about Mitchell. Her speech patterns are so hideous that no one can stand to listen to her for longer than two minutes.
“James Crumbley bought the gun four days before it was used in the shooting, prosecutor Karen McDonald said Friday at a news conference. Sophomore Ethan Crumbley was with him and later posted on social media about the gun.“
“Jennifer Crumbley also posted about the gun on social media, calling it “his new Christmas present…”
I’m here because those who came before me had it worse, and, managed to scrape together funds to get here.
I’d still like to know what it feels like not to worry about a medical bill. My crappy, new insurance required a copay for the labs. That’s new.
There are many issues that seem beyond mending. I get it. Sometimes you feel like running away from home.
“Mustang is pretty much a 77-acre blank canvas for Cuban.“
My guess is that he knows exactly what he wants to do with it.
Sorry about your insurance costs. Is your policy employer choice or is the problem with those available in TX?
patd, won’t happen before the 2022 or even the 2024 elections, and I’m not going to give up US Citizenship even if I move to another country to retire. Canada – I could do that – lived in something akin to the Quebecois and Nova Scotian climates for 6 years and tolerated it just fine. It’s not that much different than here – at least in and around Quebec. Nova Scotia – a different kettle of fish, but with great tides. Not sure I could sell Mrs. P on that, though.
We get it, you’re rich. Take your money and go. We’ll be here, fighting the good fight, enjoy your wine
Really sorry your access to abortion is threatened 🙄
“Lawyer Wonders Why This Country Sucks” would make a good Onion headline, just sayin’
Ok, i’m done, too easy. Au revoir, ne la porte permittent dans le derriere pas! 👋
My internets down all day, finally sorted it out. I am staying “here” because I hate moving
Hey Pogo… been to Nova Scotia many times. I have relatives that live there. LOVE the place and the tides!
But you do know that Quebecers hate anyone that can’t speak French… don’t you…
A long time ago Colorado ski resorts, and others, came up with the slogan “Ski Colorado”, or other. The posters showed people breaking powder and having fun. Other pundits came up with some others, “Ski Nebraska” with a person on skiis standing in a corn field, is one. You can make up others. The best one I like is “Ski Hawaii”. Every now and then ski season does hit the high peaks of the Big Island. One year we went there for Thanksgiving and there were a couple of skiers hoping to ski Hawaii.
i’m with renee, fearless leader and the rest of the stand the ground gang
Ima be mighty depressed if manchin and senema screw this up.
“In the new Kaiser poll, just 36% of Republicans overall said they would get the booster. This is significantly less than the 77% of Democrats.“
“A 50-year-old man tried to pass off a silicone arm as his own at a Covid-19 vaccination clinic in northern Italy, in an attempt to get a vaccine certificate without actually getting inoculated.“
Jamie – It’s my employer’s choice of plan to save a buck in the company’s part of the premium.
Bink, et vous.
Renee, je parle un peu de francais, mais je fais beaucoup de fautes.
Accused Michigan gunman’s mom wrote letter to Trump praising his stance on gun rights https://t.co/x4Aqh9jQvs
i watched a youtube that shooter made 6 years, ago, and he was such a sweet little kid. Tragedy all around.
Gun-proliferation is a pretty good reason to leave, to be fair
Da parents took a powder
I’ve been on a pair of skis, water or snow, exactly once. Water. Not a disaster but not my cup op tea.
We did used to hook up all manner of weird objects to a car and ride em cowboy…..some of them were kind of like skiing.
A civil and environmental engineering researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has, for the first time, assimilated satellite information into on-site river measurements and hydrologic models to calculate the past 35 years of river discharge in the entire pan-Arctic region. The research reveals, with unprecedented accuracy, that the acceleration of water pouring into the Arctic Ocean could be three times higher than previously thought.
This discharge is coming from melting permafrost , and that water is full viruses , and bacteria that have been in cold storage for tens of thousands of years.
Ski Hilo –
A foot of snow and 100 mph winds forecast for the “Big Island”.
Now this is really crazy ………….
Jewish Groups Condemn Lara Logan’s Comments Comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci To Josef Mengele
Lara Logan went from 60 Mins. , to Fox News, to this .
Welcome to ” Palookaville ” Lara .
This tiny beast is not done with us , not by a long shot. We’ve seen it in tigers, and other mammals. And the 50 mutations seen on the Omicron point to it jumping from one mammal to another , and back again.
One of our saving graces is that viruses don’t kill off their hosts at 100 % . If they did that they are out of business.
But they share information when one meets another.
They do all this with out a brain or sex organs , they are not truly dead , and they are not truly alive. When they need to , they sleep for God knows how long. And there are trillions in a tea spoon of sea water.
Roll that marble around your head on the pillow tonight.
coup-sters eastman and clark are pleading the fifth or so they’ve told the jan 6th committee.
i think they’ve been reading up on the ollie north ploy for immunity (not the vaccine kind) and his successful career on fox afterward.
‘course they also could be trying to work around the NDA they had to sign when they started coup-ing for the former guy.
Maddow Blog | Another Team Trump lawyer to plead the Fifth in Jan. 6 probe (msn.com)
Bob, Lara Logan is a South African POS who will make a great press secretary for SFB if (when) he wins re-election in 2004 and Mrs. P and I start making travel plans. She knows her racism.
I find your comments about fleeing to Canada spot on , like all those Mayans sitting on the border at Del Rio.
Up to this year BC was a good place to flee , but there was that town this summer that saw 118 , 119, 121 , and then burnt down all in 4 days.
As for Norway , it’s all rocks. This why the Vikings moved to France, and rebranded themselves.
There are several things I would do as far as moving………
Get out of flood plains. Life next to the creek / beach can be wonderful , until it’s not.
Stay out of the woods. Nothing worse than old people and their dogs fleeing wildfires.
Stay East of the 100th meridian , all that red sandstone in Utah is there for a reason.
here’s my favorite Québécois comedian
here’s a reason not to move to CAN
Something hit me the other night about centuries , and how see them .
The death of Custer , and the birth of the light blub are 2 years apart. Col. Drake drilled his well in 59′, the car age came 50 years later. Salk’s polio shot , and the Covid one are nearly 70 years apart.
Biology was not like cracking gasoline.
We are now entering an age of electric / biology .
And that kids , is life.
Never in the history of the world have so many human brains bent on solving so many problems with so much horse power at their finger tips.
And that is hope.
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This virus has split me off from the last of my family .
My hippy nephew , and my little sister failed to tell me that he had it , and then came home in Oct. And not vaxxed.
I learned this after when Thanksgiving was 2 days out.
I bit my lip. And then wrote him calling him a jackass . Then little sister in all caps informed me I was that animal.
I would hope that all of you here write her and inform her that I am indeed a rather large Jackass.
lizlangford at Gmail .COM
Back to Vindolanda the sandal fort –
So, liberals spent decades maligning “big pharma”, rightly or wrongly, whatever, and now, feign befuddlement when dumb kids mistrust “big pharma”. Those kids are just behaving according to what they were told
Toilet paper thru time –
In Ostia it was a sponge on a stick .
In Vindolanda it was moss.
You cut into a big nerve with that observation.
Funny how “Big Pharma” killed so many , and saved much more.
But only a few were chasing the dragon.
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