11.21-23 Open Threads
Well, another senseless shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs, CO. That happens to be a Religious Right area. Both James Dobson and Ralph Reed, a couple of A-1 prime examples of X-tian Fundie trash, have heavily infested that city over the decades. Still, LBGT+ folks are human beings. This is supposed to be the 21st century, not the 16th. And, of course, the sicko who did it put out plenty of warning signs which went unheeded, natch. 🙁 Out Nest is Open. Hope this finds you all well. Rant and Comment on, fellow Progressive Birdies! 🙂
Hi and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Progressive Wingers! It’s been an age since I’ve commented here, but I have been stopping by often to catch up and stay informed. Bernie’s switch to the HELP committee has me a bit baffled, but I’m confident that he will do the best possible for education and unions on that committee. I guess with R’s in the House we are looking for a couple of years of stalemate, with no meaningful legislation passed. And there’s so much that the country needs! For example, hopefully the price of oil will somehow come down–at home we heat with heating oil here in far north NY and the price is anxiety-producing. The Colorado shootings are yet another tragedy and of course everyone immediately thinks of orange-man as being at the root of these insane, violent acts. Well, I can comment, but I’m not internet savvy enough to make posts–sorry! Since most of my information comes from the net–we gave up on MSM years ago!–TPW, Naked Capitalism and Caucus 99% are especially valuable to us. Speaking of, recently I am having connection problems with Caucus 99%, get the “refused to connect” message. I did the ip-restarts, but no luck. Does anyone know if their website is down? My thanks to all of you for keeping the TPW’s lights on here. And renewed wishes to all for a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving!
Hola, EyeRound. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!! I am having the same problem you have trying to access C99%. I’ve tried through both Firefox and Safari. No problem with NC and TOP. There are several of us on here who monitor this site. We are loud and proud Progressive/Futurists who came on board when LD started it as the BNR on DK 7 years ago.
Good to see you eye!
Hey guys/gals, I have been trying to access C99% through both Firefox and Safari for the last couple of days. No luck. The site is down. I’ve got no trouble with NC and TOP. Are you encountering the same problems?
I have also been unable to access C99%. I was banned there a couple of months ago for challenging the groupthink regarding Covid, vaccines, etc. Being banned for that actually proved my point that you aren’t allowed to have a different opinion, but whatever. In any case I was still always able to access and read all posts and comments so the ban was no big deal, but I wondered if JtC, the owner, had decided to REALLY ban me a few days ago when I couldn’t access the site. Glad that’s not the case because, other than the Covid/vaccine issues, I really appreciate the folks there.
No luck either
I’m not banned (that I know of), but I tried again this am. Same result. I really liked their photo diary and visited it every week. One of their commenters, humphrey, used to be a regular on here. humphrey, if you’re lurking, could you shed some light on this problem? Many thanks!! 🙂
C99% is slowly coming back to life now. I got the front page, no blog posts yet. Stay warm (but not too warm!), dry and happy, Wingers!
I know i’m not banned as i usually lurk over thier.
They are back up and running. c99 had a problem with there host server.
The cops are a real problem. Many of them are ex-military and RW as heck. You would think they would recognize that this hero was a retired military man himself. Colorado Springs has always been a hotbed of religious righties, too.
The GQP illlogic in action.
Hi Obf, Laura and Wi64! Many thanks for your responses to my problem with C 99% connections. I see now that I’m not the only one with connection problems. Hope the site monitor fixes things there soon, if that’s where the issues lie. Beyond that, Laura I’m really sad that you were banned there! Hopefully they will reinstate you soon–they’re supposed to be tolerant of all different points of view. My last trip to C 99% was on Friday, when Jtc published his online life story, which could have meant “Sayonara” but I hope not. I guess we’ll find out. In the meantime I will keep up my visits to TPW, read your comments and posts and be happy for that! (In addition to eating turkey on Thursday, when I’ll be wishing all of you the same!)
Right back at you, fellow Progressive. You mentioned living in NYS. How is the weather up there?
Cold. Highs are in the 40’s, at night down in the low 20’s, but a couple of nights ago we hit 12 degrees. It snowed several days ago. This time of year the sun usually helps to melt off the snow, but it’s still largely white when I look out the window. We’re pretty far north–about an hour’s drive from Canada. How are things in Florida, is the hurricane aftermath still ongoing? I think I read that you escaped personal damage from wind and water–thank Heavens!
I’m inland in East Central FL about 75-80 miles from the Space Coast (Cape Canaveral). 🙂 We escaped major storm damage including floods from both Ian and Nicole. I wish I could say the same for our coastlines, both SWest (Ft. Myers Beach, Port Charlotte, etc.), and East (Volusia County which is the Daytona Beach area). They were absolutely devastated by storm surge and massive beach erosion. Heartbreaking and caused by human $$greed$$. Whew, that is some serious cold up your way. BRRRRRRR! 🙂 I sure hope you were spared the 7′ super blizzard.
Close but at least a clear lead. The nonpartisan polls were pretty accurate for the midterm election.
Alvin the beagle is back
Good news, jcb. 🙂 Hey, nothing wrong with Booger Beagles. LOL. I’ve got 2, and my male looks similar to Senator Warnock’s. You would not believe how popular they are. It’s nuts! Every animal lover I know has a Beagle tale. It sure wasn’t that way when I had my beloved Dobes.
On the surface good news BUT Warnock voters gotta show on election day!!!! We know the crazy R’s will and i call them crazy if they support Walker, He should be no where close to having the power of a Senator
Walker barely has a functioning brain cos of football injuries. I guess the GOPukes figure if they can get a joke like Marjorie super-bozo elected, hey, why not?💩💩
If stupidity and aggressive ignorance weren’t so widespread in this nation, these FRightwingnut aholes would have no power. They are wrecking havoc on American English, and I despise them with every atom in my Self!
Always the hate card with these yahoos, They give us humanoids a bad name
“a drag queen at the club helped by stomping on the man with her high heels”
Those stiletto’s will leave a mark on him :)..
Shame it didn’t accidentally puncture his ‘brain.’
The air pressure being released would of been spectactular to watch 🙂
The usual white noize BS. jcb, how is your weather up around the Hudson River Valley?
C99% Wednesday am update.
I wandered over there and was able to call up their Home Page. That’s as far as it went. When I tried to either log in or just read a diary, a 404 Not Found message came up on a white screen. The entries on that Home Page are several days old, too. Sure hope they can get the problems sorted out. I miss their weekly photo diary. 🙁
It’s up and running now! 👍
Just got back from over there. Thank you, Laura and la58. 🙂 Now, I can get my photo diary fix. LOL.
Good to hear!!!
Musk at twitter reminds me in a way of markos and dkos when it comes to rules and moderation on a whim
I don’t miss dkos but I miss Meteor Blades!
MB has semi-retired cos he’s going through a natural process called aging/getting old. It’s just part of life like death and breathing. He would be the first one to tell you that simple fact. But, thanks so much for the update on C99 getting back on line. How is your weather up in MI? You and yours have a healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving! 🙂
understandable as the joints are going thru the results of athletics and the physical result of some jobs i had in the past.The mind well that open as i do get a little crazy on here🤪🤪
A couple headlines
“Georgia Supreme Court Allows Early Voting on Saturday, Nov. 26 for Senate Runoff”
Another win for voters unless the R’s try the USSC next?
“Trump blasts Supreme Court over tax return ruling after a tough day in 3 other courts”
He should be blasting Moscow Mitch and the Federalist Society as that is where he got the names from. Cult-45 just passed along what they wanted and now he pissed.
The day they put his worthless carcass in handcuffs will be when I finally feel optimistic about my country again.
I voted early today in Dekalb Cty but they will not hold voting tomorrow or Friday. I guess the workers are off for Thanksgiving. Each cty decides its own dates so some are not starting til Saturday or Sunday for early voting. Lines were looong. But fortunately, I qualified as a 75+ to skip the lines. Dekalb is a mostly dem cty so the long lines in a runoff vote look good for Warnock imho. And along the streets approaching (and leaving) the election headquarters there were people with Warnock signs waving at cars and people inside the cars were waving back. I felt good.
Up here in Wi everything is pretty much shutdown. A lot of people are celebrating the 2 holidays this time of year Thanksgiving and Deer hunting or what a call the human rut or a salmon returninbg to spawn. My son hunts but i stay away as way to many mix guns and alcohol.