Open Thread | How to View Things

I have been struggling with coming up with topics. I saw a tweet this week that said that cable news viewership is down. I believe it. People Want normal back. They want sanity back.

It’s weird. Trying to go back. Trying to release the tension that was bottled up for four years.

Just thought that I would spread some good news.



Love this

Some run to the camera. Others are ABOUT THAT WORK👏👏

Yes yes yes
Time for employers to drop the vaccination hammer.

He thinks that someone is playing with him.😠😠

And yet, their Orange Savior has been FULLY VACCINATED SINCE DECEMBER😒😒


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38 Responses to Open Thread | How to View Things

  1. eliihass says:

    (((Howard Forman))) @thehowie

    People frequently ask whether they need second dose. They do. PERIOD.

    We may learn more in future about individuals with prior covid, etc. but for now, the evidence is CLEAR.

    Please get your second shot if Pfizer or Moderna.

  2. eliihass says:

    Abraxsys @Abraxsys

    Rumor has it that Dick Cheney is inviting Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise to go hunting with him this weekend…

  3. eliihass says:

    Graham Chivers Earth globe americas @deepgreendesign

    Classic pump & dumping on low-information day traders & hot potato jugglers?

    Like taking candy from babies.

    Elon Musk is the new Tony Robbins?

  4. eliihass says:

    SnowflakePaperclipJolie SaboteusePaperclipSnowflake @TrickOrTreakle

    What’s the ultimate way to devalue currency and crash a global economy? Introduce a global currency based on absolutely nothing more than a guessing game played by server farms against each other, and sell it to the rubes like it’s a good thing.

  5. eliihass says:

    J.G. @GuelfiJohn

    So Bill Barr was crooked all along . Gee, that’s a shocker .

  6. eliihass says:

    “..BABB, Mont. (AP) — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving the season’s hottest commodity — a COVID-19 vaccine — from a Native American tribe that was giving out its excess doses.

    The Blackfeet tribe in northern Montana provided about 1,000 surplus vaccines last month to its First Nations relatives and others from across the border, in an illustration of the disparity in speed at which the United States and Canada are distributing doses. While more than 30% of adults in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, in Canada that figure is about 3%.

    Among those who received the vaccine at the Piegan-Carway border crossing were Sherry Cross Child and Shane Little Bear, of Stand Off, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of the border.

    Cross Child and her husband have family and friends in Montana but have not been able to visit them since the border closed last spring to all but essential travel.

    “It’s been stressful because we had some deaths in the family, and they couldn’t come,” she said. “Just for the support – they rely on us, and we rely on them. It’s been tough.”

    More than 95% of the Blackfeet reservation’s roughly 10,000 residents who are eligible for the vaccine are fully immunized, after the state prioritized Native American communities — among the most vulnerable U.S. populations — in the early stages of its vaccination campaign.

    The tribe received vaccine allotments both from the Montana health department and the federal Indian Health Service, leaving some doses unused. With an expiration date fast approaching, it
    turned to other nations in the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Blackfeet and three tribes in southern Alberta that share a language and culture.

    “The idea was to get to our brothers and sisters that live in Canada,” said Robert DesRosier, emergency services manager for the Blackfeet tribe. “And then the question came up – what if a nontribal member wants a vaccine? Well, this is about saving lives. We’re not going to turn anybody away.”

    The tribe distributed the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over four days in late April at the remote Piegan Port of Entry, amid a backdrop of rolling grasslands to the east and Glacier National Park’s snow-covered peaks to the west.

    As news of the effort spread in Canada, first by word of mouth, then through social platforms and media reports, people traveled from farther away. Some drove five hours from the city of Edmonton.

    The effort was particularly timely as Alberta sees a surge in new cases of the respiratory virus, with a caseload record reached this month.

    Bonnie Healy, Blackfoot Confederacy health administrator, said she was glad the vaccination effort reached both First Nations and other communities in the province.

    “We have family members that live in those areas,” she said. “If we can get these places safe, then it’s safe for our children to go to school there. It’s safe for our elders to go shopping in their stores.”

    Canadians who got the vaccines were not allowed to linger in the U.S. They returned home with letters from health officials exempting them from the mandatory 14-day quarantine imposed on all those entering the country.

    Canada has lagged in vaccinating its population because it lacks the ability to manufacture the vaccine and like many countries has had to rely on the global supply chain for the lifesaving shots.

    On the Montana side of the border, vaccine recipients were often emotional, shedding tears, shouting words of gratitude through car windows as they drove away, and handing the nurses gifts such as chocolate and clothing. Some shared stories about what the vaccine meant to them – the possibility of safely caring for vulnerable loved ones, reuniting with grandparents or traveling again…”

  7. eliihass says:

    E. Fitzhume, GLG-20 @DRLevchem

    Glenn is big mad. He realizes that this is a harbinger…that he too may be relegated to having to conduct his grift exclusively on Fox and OAN, or outside of a Starbucks in Rio.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Who is cutting onions😢😢😢

    Rachel R. Gonzalez (@RachelRGonzalez) tweeted at 6:21 PM on Tue, May 04, 2021:
    Stop what you’re doing and watch this. 😭❤️

  9. rikyrah says:

    the art of fun (@theartoffunnews) tweeted at 0:36 PM on Tue, May 04, 2021:
    From Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, comes a debut children’s book about the special bond between father and son as told through a mother’s eyes. It was an honor to illustrate this book! Available wherever books are sold June 8th!

  10. eliihass says:

    Sam Godwell 🇺🇲 @SamGodwell
    Replying to @ivyjofreeman

    half my family are from the south – kindest folks you’ll ever meet….until you start talking about race. they’ll smile all the way to the lynchin’ tree.

  11. eliihass says:

    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1
    A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to five years probation after he admitted to illegally casting his dead mother’s ballot for Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election.

  12. eliihass says:

    Dave, CEO of Big Jewish Space Lasers @D_llack

    Jon Tester said that when he went to the Biden White House as a chairman it was the first time he had ever been to the White House which is nuts because he’s been a senator since 2007.

    Jeff Lefebreve @JLefebreve

    Politicians and their fragile egos. Didn’t he portray himself as some kind of rugged farmer ?

    HowMuchLonger?@ZzYyxXz Replying to @D_llack

    So much revisionism suddenly going on. Most of those red state Dems actually spent years actively denouncing & distancing themselves so as not to be seen as chummy with a president hated by their red state constituents.

    BrothersBrimStudios @BrimStudios Replying to @AlexThomp

    I think it’s quite a reduction to go from Tester’s 1st oval visit to @BarackObama is evil for God’s sake. My lord.

    GRITS7OF8 @GRITS7OF8 Replying to @nick_field90

    So now this. Can President Obama get a break? He is not perfect but he sure is not the devil. That would be the last occupant of the WH. You need to get a grip. Last week it was Joe Manchin in his feelings. Now this one.

  13. eliihass says:

    “…A growing list of House Democrats from competitive districts is headed for the exits, adding yet another concern for a party facing an uphill fight to maintain control of Congress next year.

    The latest to announce her departure is Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), the former head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, who proclaimed her coming retirement Friday after narrowly winning reelection in a rural district along the Mississippi River that supported former president Donald Trump.

    Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), who has been exploring another possible gubernatorial run, put out word Saturday that he would be making a “major announcement” this week, potentially putting at risk his St. Petersburg seat, where he ran ahead of President Biden in 2020.

    Two other accomplished battleground incumbents — Reps. Filemon Vela Jr. (D-Tex.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) — announced their plans to leave earlier this year, joining Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who is giving up a closely contested seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Several more in competitive areas, including Democratic stars like Reps. Conor Lamb (Pa.) and Stephanie Murphy (Fla.) are also seriously considering runs for higher office later this year.

    The exodus comes as the party struggles to maintain or extend the narrowest congressional majority in decades — six seats, which will grow to seven in coming days as a newly elected Democrat, Troy Carter from Louisiana, is sworn in.

    Democrats have little margin for error to keep control, even as they simultaneously will be working against a redistricting cycle that is likely to favor Republican officeholders.

    The Democratic departures are likely to make it easier for sometimes-partisan mapmakers to draw maps that favor Republican pickups. They also mean that Democrats will not fully take advantage of incumbency, with its fundraising and name recognition benefits. In 2018, the last midterm shake-up, 91 percent of incumbents won reelection, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

    On the Senate side, where both parties control 50 seats, the retirement burden is expected to fall more heavily on Republicans this cycle, with five members of the party already having announced their retirements. They include Sens. Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), whose seats could all provide pickup opportunities for Democrats. Another Republican up for reelection, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a state that Biden won, has not yet said whether he is running for reelection.

    The House is more challenging for Democrats because of Republican control over the redistricting process in key states like Florida and Texas, which will both add congressional seats this year, leading to a redrawing of lines to benefit the party. Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio will all give up congressional representation, forcing a similar, though less partisan, reshuffling of district boundaries.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Black Navy Vet 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Chris4Perkins) tweeted at 0:08 PM on Mon, May 03, 2021:
    If BLM had stormed the Capitol, main stream media would have around the clock coverage of every single indictment and arrest. Think not? You know it’s true.

  15. rikyrah says:

    The ReidOut (@thereidout) tweeted at 6:52 PM on Mon, May 03, 2021:
    .@joyannreid takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’:

    “People like you, and your friends at the BS factory are keeping us steeped in covid sickness, and rage, and paranoia.”


  16. rikyrah says:

    James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) tweeted at 8:18 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    🚀 “We are revising up our outlook for real GDP growth this year to nearly 7% and to over 5% next year. If we are right … this will be the strongest two years of growth since 1950-1951 at the height of the post-World War II economic boom.” – Mark Zandi, @MoodysAnalytics

  17. rikyrah says:

    @SourceMerlin (@SourceMerlin) Tweeted: “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while he was in the White House, sources told The Telegraph”. MI6 spy Christopher Steele ‘produced second dossier on Donald Trump for FBI” | via @telegraph Get Outlook for Android
    @SourceMerlin (@SourceMerlin) Tweeted:
    “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while he was in the White House, sources told The Telegraph”.

    MI6 spy Christopher Steele ‘produced second dossier on Donald Trump for FBI” | via @telegraph

    Get Outlook for Android

  18. rikyrah says:

    Zerlina on Peacock (@ZerlinaShow) tweeted at 5:26 PM on Mon, May 03, 2021:
    A culture war coming to a schoolhouse near you:

    “The backlash against teaching about race is happening in states from Idaho to Missouri to Rhode Island,” says @ZerlinaMaxwell. “Maybe if we ignore racism all together it will disappear like magic!”

  19. nedhamson says:

    “People Want normal back.” The old normal is gone – buried with nearly 600,000 Americans who have died needlessly. The old normal included a President who hoped he could wish and bluster a pandemic away like magic. We need a new normal based on cooperation among people, with the planet and that does not include leaders who sew hate, lies and fear to distract people from working together.

    • rikyrah says:

      I understand completely. It’s just difficult to grapple with this new normal. I will always never be able to get past that it didn’t have to be this way. That 90% of those dead didn’t have to be.

      • nedhamson says:

        I mourn more, too, for those who should still be with us. It is Trump’s genocide – harsh but true – the deaths of perhaps 500,000 are on Trump’s and his enablers’ egos!

  20. rikyrah says:

    ABC News (@ABC) tweeted at 6:53 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    64% of Americans are optimistic about the direction of the country in new @ABC News/Ipsos poll. The last time the country has come close to this level of optimism about the coming year was in December 2006.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 9:36 AM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    Remember Tani Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid I wrote about 2 years ago who won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter? Now well housed (thanks to you readers!), he just won a championship and is officially a National Chess Master as a 10-yr-old 5th grader!

  22. rikyrah says:

    Hillary In Pictures (@HillaryPix) tweeted at 6:13 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    “Can you give President Biden a grade, how’s he faring?”
    Fareed Zakaria to @HillaryClinton, today on CNN’s GPS.
    “I’d give him an A and I’m a hard grader.” ✔️

  23. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 3:23 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    President Biden’s massive spending proposal for infrastructure, families and education has sparked inflation concerns. But Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that since the plans would be rolled out over 10 years, inflation should not be an issue.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Richard Hine (@richardhine) tweeted at 10:56 AM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    Trump: If Biden is elected, “the stock market will crash!”

    Republicans: Unless the money goes to Corporate Polluters and the Top 1% it’s “Communism!”

    Warren Buffett: The US economy has been “resurrected in an extraordinarily effective way”

  25. rikyrah says:

    Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) tweeted at 3:42 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    America is on the move again.

    We are choosing hope over fear.
    Truth over lies.
    Light over darkness.

    There’s nothing we cannot do if we do it together.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) tweeted at 6:44 PM on Fri, Apr 30, 2021:
    Trump’s al­lies in Con­gress typ­i­cally had his cell­phone num­ber and could call him any time of the day or night, by­pass­ing the stan­dard bu­reau­cratic hur­dles to sound off di­rectly to the pres­i­dent. Biden is ac­ces­si­ble-but not THAT accessible

  27. rikyrah says:

    President Biden (@POTUS) tweeted at 5:05 PM on Sun, May 02, 2021:
    Last week, I raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour for people working on federal contracts.

    Now, it’s time for Congress to do its part and make a $15 minimum wage the law of the land for every American.

    Let’s get it done.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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