Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: July 7th through July 13th

Welcome to The Moose Pond! The Welcomings posts give the Moose, old and new, a place to visit and share words about the weather, life, the world at large and the small parts of Moosylvania that we each inhabit.

Welcomings will be posted at the start of each week (usually Saturday night with a Sunday date). To find the posts, just bookmark this link and Voila! (which is Moose for “I found everyone!!”).

The format is simple: each day, the first moose to arrive on-line will post a comment welcoming the new day and complaining (or bragging!) about their weather. Or mentioning an interesting or thought provoking news item. Or simply checking in.

So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?

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  71 comments for “Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: July 7th through July 13th

  1. bfitzinAR
    July 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

    It was 62 at dawn, 68 now, sunny at the moment anyway and heading for mid 80s. I can deal with this. LOL. Not that it’s gonna last long. In fact today is the best of the cool spell – the daytime highs will be about the same for another couple of days, the lows will start getting higher in the morning, and the humidity will go back up. sigh. Anyway. Sunny enough yesterday we got 23 KWHs and the m-t-d is 192 so very much back on track. So this is good.

    Evil Ones being evil. berner types trying to bern everything down & throwing very public temper tantrums when not allowed to. About the only good thing – and it is a very good thing – about them is they are staying on the refugee/concentration camp situation and keeping it public. I hope Pelosi holds strong on the impeachment. A feeling that would probably get me blocked by a number of people I trust, admire, and even love. But my personal opinion is that the kids in the concentration camps are bait for a trap. That’s why MSM is finally reporting about them even though it’s been going on since the beginning. People talk about impeachment to stop that. It can’t. We can’t remove twitler from office and even if we could the evil would continue as long as Rs are in charge. It would just go back to being a buried story. People also talk about holding twitler accountable and where they get that idea I’ll never know. Accountable like the white boys who rape Native women on reservations? Accountable like Kavanaugh? I want investigations so we’ll have the evidence to nail him and the Rs when we get the power to do so. I don’t want riling up Magats and bringing home the “never-trumpers with a partisan impeachment followed immediately by a partisan acquittal and “vindication”. And that’s the trap we’re being taunted into. Han being tortured to trap Luke. Sonny Corleone hearing his sister beat up over the phone to lure him into ambush. So. My opinion. If we actually do impeach I will hope I am wrong and keep working to make things better no matter what happens. Because the Evil Ones are so very evil.

    I tried to paint the water spots in my ceiling but they’ve just gotten darker. I guess I’ll have to go spend some money on some Kilz. Which is so very irritating because I’ve only got 2 1’x1′ squares to cover. Sigh. Oh well. Coffee and internets. I’ve already done the credit union. Blood drive at noon and eye doctor appointment at 2:30 – Holding the Good Thought I don’t need new glasses. Hope the folks at NN (waves to Dee) are having fun. Bright the day, Meeses. {{{HUGS}}}

  2. DoReMI
    July 12, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Good morning, Meesefolk; 59 when I got up with a cloudy high of 79 today. It’s not supposed to rain today; that honor is [possibly] being reserved for tomorrow, because I have the day off so of course it is.

    Drawing your attention to two tweets today; one an older one from Propane Jane that she retweeted, since it applies to AOC and her CoS:

    The second is a series of tweets from Nick Bagley, a law prof at U-M (Go Blue!):

    And for those who might have wondered where the new kidney disease-related EO came from, since it actually does some good things? Never underestimate the power of self-interest. I initially wondered if perhaps Melania had indeed had kidney surgery and might suffer from kidney disease, but an online friend pointed out that Sec. Azar (HHS) was the point man on this. Azar’s father had kidney disease and was on dialysis for several years before receiving a kidney transplant. Just another reminder of the transactional nature of 45*ian politics.

    Good day to and for all!

  3. princesspat
    July 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Good morning, 62 and cloudy in Bellingham. The dogs are asleep on me and Ryan is sleeping in so it’s a peaceful lazy morning for me. We were busy with our cleaning out the garage project yesterday so we all got tired. Today we’ll start moving the tools and paint supplies from the basement to the garage and then we’ll finally have just one work bench to clutter up. And then we can finish painting in the basement….whew!

    Time to move the dogs and find some coffee. Best wishes to all.

  4. JanF
    July 13, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Good morning, meeses! Saturday …

    It is 75 degrees in Madison with an expected daytime high of 84. Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast.

    It was not a great news day yesterday in the courts. The once-reliable Ninth Circuit must be feeling the swamp; their latest ruling is allowing the Trump Administrations Title X gag rule to proceed. Republicans have the Fifth Circuit (where they are busily repealing health care for tens of millions of Americans) but the Democrats have always been able to rely on the Ninth Circuit to mitigate the damage. Sucks to wake up in Trump’s America – gifted to us by Bernie Sanders – where the federal courts are being destroyed.

    Moral cesspool Alex Acosta is resigning and will likely be replaced by someone more disgusting because that is the kind of people attracted to Trump. They are trying to push out Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to install a John Bolton acolyte. What could possibly go wrong? And meanwhile the Orange Orshole himself was in Wisconsin inserting campaign rhetoric into an official speech because there are essentially no rules any longer. Our nation may survive the Trump years but our government institutions and norms will be irrevocably tarnished. The “we are better than this” lie has been exposed and it will be difficult for any future president to claim any sort of moral authority by virtue of their position. “Everything Trump Touches Dies” including the presidency.

    I have two projects that need to get done before I can publish the Fighting Back post. The Democratic Party Weekly Address was by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) regarding the bill passed with permanent authorization for the 9/11 first responders health care fund. It will head to Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard where it will get no vote. Jon Stewart will call him bad names and McConnell will use the hatred of “Hollywood types” in his re-election campaign ads.

    See all y’all later!

  5. anotherdemocrat
    July 13, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Up & watching the news & Le Tour. Today is a long, hard mountain stage. I just remembered that my Democratic club has a party today, so I’m revising my plans. If I’m going to the gym, I have to be done in time to get cleaned up & go there. And I’ve got to buy groceries. My brain was playing Heal Me to me when I woke up.

  6. basket
    July 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Good morning meese, it’s 65 with a high of 98 today in Folsom, CA. I won’t be online much as I’ll be driving a friend to attend a jazz festival in Sonoma, which her son and DIL are performing in. I will also be enjoying the festival 😁

    • bfitzinAR
      July 13, 2019 at 10:45 am

      {{{basket}}} – that sounds lovely. Safe travels, fun festival. {{{HUGS}}}

  7. bfitzinAR
    July 13, 2019 at 11:16 am

    OK – it was 65 at dawn, 72 now, “partly cloudy” – as in cloudy at the moment but the sun was bright and clear while I was at the Market & supposedly will be again today. I hope so. Temps supposed to get up to 90 & heaven knows what the heat index will be so it would be nice to get some generation out of it. Yesterday we got 19.7 KWHs and the m-t-d is 212.7 so still on track. I’ve been to the Market – no eggs but green beans (already turned into green bean salad for the week), a cuke (for the days in between green bean salad), and a cantaloupe. Also the Co-op for carrots and bread. Got crackers and popcorn while I was there as they were on sale. Then to the grocery store for eggs (they’ve a regional pastured line I get when I can’t get local) and canned cat food. I’ll get milk at Braums tomorrow or Monday – spoils too fast this time of year to get it before I need it. Visited with a Dem I staffed HQ with last election cycle – she’s more active than I am for a multitude of reasons and could tell me what’s going on. Which is mostly prep work – registering voters, training volunteers for canvassing, training candidates for the up-coming election cycle… So a quiet and mostly productive morning.

    Holding the Good Thought/Channeling Protective Energy to those who are targets of our govt. & “strength to their arms” to those who are working/fighting to help those victims. Evil Ones being evil. I wish the Law of Return worked faster. Actually, we are the means by which the Law of Return works. So every time I wish that I have/need to remind myself to find another thing I can do to bring that about. Because obviously what I’m doing is not enough. But I also have to remind myself that we means more than me, that it’s community by whatever name that does the job – and be sure I’m working with others to get done, not running off in all directions trying to be a lone shero/savior as I’ll just kill myself trying and possibly hinder the community in getting it done.

    Donated blood yesterday. Me and the technies had a congenial bitch session about the rapacious med equipment companies that have decided to quit making the “baby quad” collection bags. Neo-nates still need the smaller unit size but the corporation can make more profit by not having a separate bag for them. Eye doctor visit yesterday was mostly good – I don’t need new glasses. Although that could be considered a not-so-good too as it’s basically what I’ve got is the best we can do with my eyes at this point. He did note I’m dealing with what appears to be an allergy and gave me a Rx for some eye drops. Supposedly inexpensive because generic and supposed covered by my insurance. All I can say is if $40 is inexpensive I’m damned glad I don’t do anything else. And I probably will need that cataract surgery in about 2, maybe 3 years. Need coffee and to tour the internets before I go back to processing food and cleaning up the bits of cardboard Freddie and Rennie have just finished shredding. Kitten-cats. sigh. Bright the day, Meeses (& :::waves::: to our away-from-home/traveling Meese). {{{HUGS}}}

  8. princesspat
    July 13, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Good morning, 65 and cloudy in Bellingham. Milo and Maggie are home now so I’m not being smothered by small dogs this morning. I sorta miss them :) And Ryan goes home later today so we’ll have a few quiet days before whatever happens next happens.

    Our garage project was messy hard work, but we now have a functioning work bench, old tools and paint are recycled, boat tarps we no longer need have a new home, etc. The next project will involve cleaning out the stash of saved wood, but that can wait until our son can help us.

    Time to wake up and find my coffee. Best wishes to all.

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