Memorial Day Weekend Open Thread

See you Tuesday.


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  1. gertie97 says:

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow

    Between the crosses, row by row. . .


    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      I died in Hell.

      They called it Passchendaele.

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

      Particularly, though certainly not exclusively, on this day it is appropriate for each citizen to pause, and remember those who gave us everything…including Kendrick. Those who gave up their place in this world, so that others may continue the journey.

      I asked Powerful Pear in Thursdays'  open thread, if he is ready to take up arms for Donald T***p. Does T***p represent the America he will fight, kill, and die for…I received no response, naturally.

      My position has been clear for a very long time. I don't remember exactly when I figured out Yammies' objective, but the first interview of Steven Miller I heard is a good guess. Who can forget his angry outburst wherein he vowed…" We will not be questioned"!…

      But, now that his motive is crystal clear to everyone, every MAGAt in the country needs to ask themselves if they are ready to take the government by force. If they are willing to fight a guerilla war for their hero.

      I have a message for every red hat wearing, chanting, sign carrying, obnoxious, acolyte of the Orange Destruction…will you join him in his madness? 


      • MADCO says:

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      • Powerful PearPowerful Pear says:

        You start with Memorial Day, then turn to your hate Trump political attack.

        Your smallness is impossible to calculate.

        • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

          And your unwillingness to answer my question is easy to calculate.

          This isn't a joke. It isn't a reality TV show. Our nation is on the brink of a major political and economic disaster. Are you going to tell me you will follow the Orange Destruction all the way to the demise of our democracy? 

          Like I said, PP. Americas' immune system WILL reject fascism, one way or another. The only way T***p retains control of the government will be through violence. You can read between the lines, can't you? Where does this go, Pear? Do you honestly think the US is ready to be ruled by a minority? Tell me you didn't see your leaders' comments about his third, fourth, and fifth terms. How do you suppose he gets there? 



        • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

          Cadet Bone Spurs honors the fallen sumo wrestling champs this Memorial Day Weekend…(you have to admit, he's back in his element)

          Trump’s trophy day of sumo, golf and cheeseburgers in Japan

        • VoyageurVoyageur says:

          Memorial Day is a good day to remember why we hate the draft-dodging chicken hawk who now disgraces our nation, Pear.

          by his own account, he was an excellent athlete until his cou ntry called him the same way it did you and me.  Then, Bone Spurs!  Bone spurs!

          his actual problem was spinal jaundice.

          the main symptom is that big wide yellow streak down his cowardly back!

        • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

          My great-uncle turned 95 this past week; he fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He's been a long-time friend of Representative Peterson, since long before he went to Congress. Collin's office arranged to have a flag flown over the Capitol Building this week for his birthday festivities and the local paper did a really nice piece on his service.  

          Pfuit might be shocked to know he's a staunch Democrat and has zero use for Cadet Bone Spurs.  Military veterans are not monolithic.  

          Our Commander-in-Chief is tweeting from Tokyo, praising a foreign enemy dictator, a murderous man, who has fired rockets towards Japan all while praising Japan's most significant security threat.   He presents a phony trophy, then states that a murderous enemy dictator, who has threatened the United States for years, shares his disrespect for a former, duly-deleted, Vice President and US Senator  That same thug has intelligence agencies that are among the world's experts in counter-intelligence hacking and cyber warfare who regularly try to penetrate our defenses, our institutions and our infrastructure.   Is this the signal the President is referring to?  Will Kim be helping *rump in 2020?

          That tweet looks like it was typed by a meth freak. 

  2. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    So this happened over the weekend…

    Edit:can’t post the pic of my granddaughter. Suffice it to say that she is wonderful. Welcome to the world, baby girl.

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

      Congrats!!!! Got stats?

      Wonderful news, grandma.

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Friday, my granddaughter graduated from East High School.  What a gift she has been!

      • kwtreemamajama55 says:

        5 lb 14 oz, about 20" long (Yes, she's a little 'un).

        Here's a good pic: (I can't seem to resize it, so forgive the doting grandma)

        Image may contain: one or more people, people sleeping, baby and closeup

        • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:


        • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

          That's a good photo, and I see the skid marks. So she got out through the same door she went in? Good. That's always chancy these days.

          • kwtreemamajama55 says:

            At the risk of over-sharing, which would piss off my daughter, yes – yes she did go out that same door.

            Rose has an excellent birthing center set up. Families can hang out together and bond, post-birth, for a day or two. They have doulas and nurse-midwives on staff to keep a consistent person overseeing pre , during, and post birth.  Since our "little burrito" was so tiny, they wanted to keep checking to see she was OK. Which she is.

            It's a far cry from normal practice when I was born, when kids were whisked away to neonatal units and parents wish to keep babies nearby was viewed as unsanitary and unhealthy.

            I was a purist, so I had my kids at home with midwives. And I did delay some vaccinations for a month or two, though they were fully vaccinated by the time they went to day care.

            • VoyageurVoyageur says:

              My wife and I went the full LeMaze route.  But my daughter, 8 lbs. 6 ounces, came breech.  It was a long, debilitating, struggle capped by a Ceasarean.  Leaving the hospital three days later, I first had to pay the bill -+ about $20 if memory serves.  Kaiser covered everything except the television.

              there is a moral there somewhere.  

            • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

              Her mom might think it's oversharing, but it's nice to see, with the absurd rate of women who end up with surgical births these days. Do you have a sling? Being so tiny, it might be good for someone to wear the little one as much as possible for the first few weeks. It seems it makes them grow faster and the adult’s breathing and heartbeat help steady the babe's

        • Blackie says:

          This little cutie needs a whole page!

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    Congratulations to the MJ clan! She is beautiful. May she be happy, pleasant and enriched!

    • kwtreemamajama55 says:

      Thanks all, for the Congrats and putting up with my baby-boasting. We all have kids we care about, even if they aren't our own offspring. While we're remembering those who passed in war,  remember the future generations, too. Let's make this world liveable for them.

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Life doesn't have a lot of second chances, MJ..  Grandchildren are just that.  Living with them, I can see the world with their fresh eyes, not my tired old ones.  I missed so many times with my own kids because of my job.  I'm sure you had to make financial sacrifices to retire to be with them now.

        I can assure you, it's worth it.

    • kwtreemamajama55 says:

      You know you loved it, probably already shared it to your networks.  Never pass up a chance to pass on a divisive troll-generated meme.

    • kwtreemamajama55 says:

      This is how AOC starts her mornings – reviewing photos of men who want to kill her. I'm sure you'll find that equally hilarious as the Grizzlies halftime video demonizing her. Any other Dem–on -Dem hatred you feel like encouraging today?


      • RepealAndReplace says:

        That is unfortunate but she is hardly unique in dealing with threats. You don't think that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker or Pete Buttigieg have not had to deal with the same crap? Or Justin Amash (now) or Steve Scaliese (in the past)?

        I give her credit – as well as the others – for having the courage to get into this process but that doesn't mean I agree with her flaky ideas or that she is immune from criticism.

        • kwtreemamajama55 says:

          It's fine to criticize AOC's ideas , votes, policies, etc – just don't demonize her as a person, or pretend that she endorses failed Communist regimes, and is the harbinger of Red Dawn, as the right wing trolls do, and don't spread those memes on here.

          Foreign interference with the 2020 election has already started, and one of the principal goals is to divide and conquer Democrats. Don't help them out.

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