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dv8
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Trump’s numbers are the highest ever.

This after the Left and the media have been blaming him for everything, non stop.

It’s almost as though you can’t cry “wolf” over and over and not lose credibility.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Thursday, GN! Hi, dv8! We are all indoor cats now. (Although I draw the line at carping in a sandbox, but that’s just me.) Hope Harper’s feeling better today and that all of you are doing okay…or better. CorporateToolK is under-teh-weather but not running a fever. I think it’s mostly severe stress from “Teh Second Bestest Place Evar”. She pretty much tossed one of her lazy cow-workers under the bus this morning; he’s had it coming for months. Brenda’s craptastic manager walked out a few weeks back and she’s seizing the opportunity to (hopefully) extricate herself from the Brobdingnagian… Read more »

dv8
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Well, Sven Called the blame game. But that was not a truly hard call, to be honest. Still Prognosticator of Prognosticators Sven is awesome!!

Fatwa, I’m not sure I understand the Dem’s strategy. How does delaying the aid package for more than a week do anything but hurt them?

As per my above post, Trump finally cracked his ceiling approval ratings and his Corona approval is in the high 50ies or low 60ies.

What can they be thinking?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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What can they be thinking?

Aside from “Orange Man Bad” and “”never let a crisis go to waste”, not too much, IMO.

dv8
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But like… it keeps backfiring on them. At some point they should realize they have to adopt a different strategy.

dv8
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Fatwa, it seems a lot of bidding processes come down more to personalities and politics than numbers, even with committees. Only Ayn Rand heroes don’t give a F*ck about personalities and only care about numbers.

I guess in reality, a guy want’s to have a pleasant experience with a contractor, especially if it’s not actually his own money he’s spending.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, dv8, Fatwa, and Mac! Fatwa -- good luck with the contract! I’m sorry Ms. Brenda is having to go through such carp. I hope things improve and her contributions are recognized. dv8 and Mac -- interesting discussion. Democrats have often used other means to achieve ends that could not be reached through the legislative process. In this case I think they hoped that the go-along Republicans would pass their bill “for the good of the country”, as they often have, and were surprised at the amount of resistance and backlash they faced.

dv8
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that sounds true enough. The thing is, I keep thinking there must be something I’m missing, because Nancy Pelosi just can’t be as stupid as it appears she is. She must be playing some kind of odds that I don’t get. Because it would actually help the Dems if they put the Orange Man Bad rhetoric away for a few months and pulled together for this Corona Crisis. Instead they’re doubling down on Identity politics and other Marxist bullshit, and every time they do, they slip a bit more in the polls and Trump Gains ground.

dv8
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Under Dubya’s first term that’s what happened. Even Rosie O’Donnell, at the time, stated publicly that we have to support the president during such a crisis, and pull together.

The thing is, I think there can be no doubt that, love him, or hate him, Donald Trump loves this country and wants it to do well, regardless of whether you think he’s got good ideas or not.

Sven
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Sven

Good morning -- hoping Miss Brenda and Miss Harper are both feeling better today.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Good morning, Sven! I hope you’re feeling better, as well.

Sven
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Sven

Thanks, Paddy. I can see shapes and colors out of my right eye, but not much detail. Pain has been manageable. Does make it challenging to work though.

dv8
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Morning Sven. Miss Harper has big trouble with migraines, among other things. And right now, we’re in that cycle where insurance won’t pay for the only drug that works. So we have to at least pretend to try all the others, for the umpteenth time, to get the effective one approved.

It’s strange too, because the one that works is not the most expensive one by a long margin. And every year or so, they have to waste money on 2 or 3 drugs that don’t work and it starts all over again each year.

dv8
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so she has to make due with strong coffee and other tricks like that to tide her over. it’s very difficult and so she sleeps a lot so she can sleep through the worst of the migraines. It sucks for her, and it’s lonely for both of us. I’m already lonely enough up here, and all the more so, mostly confined to the house.

Sven
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Sven

Is she taking a daily med or for when they strike? Most, and only, effective drug for me was Maxalt. I also had good results over the years with butterbur herbal supplements. I recall Tex having migraine problems as well.

dv8
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Actually she gets three things. She get’s botox directly in the cranial nerves, and a maintenance medicine, and a rescue medicine. The first two make it so she doesn’t have quite as many migraines, but ultimately she needs the last one.

dv8
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it all works pretty well together. It’s been 20 years or so since she’s had to go to a hospital for migraines. She used to have to go about once a week when we were young.

X_LA_Native
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Maxalt and Sumitriptan(?) were the ones I took. Maxalt was for headaches with little warning and the Sumatriptan was if I caught the halo in time.

Sven
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Sven

Seems appropriate for this week.

Sven
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Sven

I’ve kind of given up trying to figure out the left and their mindset/principles, Dv8. I can’t figure out if they truly believe the carp they spout or if it is all about power.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hey, Mac, Sven and Paddy! Wish I had more time to play here today, but nah… I guess in reality, a guy want’s to have a pleasant experience with a contractor, especially if it’s not actually his own money he’s spending. True, although it is partially his money which he’s spending since it’s HOA fee dough. (And his unit isn’t in our proposed Phase 1 scope-of-work.) They got shoddy work from their last roofer; as a result, they got very poor value for their (probably low-bidder) money. I’m sure we were quite a bit more expensive than the low-bidder this… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Break time, so I checked the attic. Interesting. Eight traps and only one was sprung -- the one with maple syrup. The others were untouched and still set. Some nuts that I scattered around the traps were gone -- so someone is up there. Odd too -- no scat at any of the sites.

Speaking of vermin, Jack Tatum returned home this morning. He’s very tired and needy today and is now sleeping upstairs.

X_LA_Native
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Good Gerbilly Evening from the still-too-quiet SE Texas prairie! I can completely commiserate with CorporateToolK. I hope she’s able to get out from under. I hope Miss Harper’s head hurts considerably less, and you sound comfortable, Sven. I made my run for a coupla needed things, and masks and gloves are starting to show up on Wal-Mart patrons -- and for out here in BFE that was unnerving. Then again, the first case was diagnosed in our county yesterday -- to be rapidly followed by two more today. Figures the first case would be a City employee, so now the… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Hey, TeX!

I remember eating Vienna Sausages as a kid on cross-country trips. I think I’d rather stick with SPAM. It would be hard to make Vienna Sausage musubi.

I’m glad your HEB is clean. Wait. That didn’t sound right.