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sum_ting_wong 3 points ago +3 / -0

Congrats to you all! My first and only child just turned 4 and fatherhood has made an impact on me I could not have dreamed of.

Maybe you have done this already, but have you talked to the financial services/financial department/social services at the hospital? They often have in-house assistance programs, in-house bill reduction/modification programs, as well as offerings/grants/assistance from outside groups. If you haven't checked, I would recommend it.

Enjoy every day with your kid. He will be 4 before you know it.

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

19 comments and not one "Doggy Style" joke. Sheesh.

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sum_ting_wong 1 point ago +4 / -3

CTH ran with a bit pushing the idea that this rally/endorsement is really just an effort to paint DeSantis with more MAGA-cred as opposed to the intended appearance of bolstering GOP support of Lake and Masters.

As I'm not 100% on the DeSantis is the second (third) coming bandwagon, CTH's take makes some sense to me.

Regardless, I'm interested in watching how this plays out.

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

I feel you fren. I planted (from seedlings started in March/April) a 30'x30' garden this year and because of surgery/medical issues wasn't able to weed at all until mid July. Looking at a 10% yield compared to what I was expecting/hoping for. The plants that are producing are only just now starting to ripen, way later than usual for my region. Grateful that I'm finally well enough to get out there and putter around.

Hope the carrots are sweet, and a harbinger of what next season could bring.

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sum_ting_wong 6 points ago +6 / -0

Molly Jong-Fast, the Chinese version of Maggie Habberman. FIgures

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sum_ting_wong 1 point ago +1 / -0

Summed it up perfectly.

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sum_ting_wong 7 points ago +7 / -0

I try to avoid all things Celebrity, but I'm pretty sure they pulled the plug on her yesterday or the day before.

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sum_ting_wong 3 points ago +3 / -0

OP, you are 100% right on with this. Beyond all the disillusionment and disappointment I have with the GOP pre-MAL raid (Obamacare, 2018 midterms, 2020 theft, etc, etc, etc), if they aren't circling the wagons now, they gotta go. It is way past time.

EDIT: racking my brain since MAL to figure out how we can EFFECTIVELY send them packing.

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sum_ting_wong 6 points ago +6 / -0

Best wishes to you, fren. Born into a Conservative family, and although I considered myself "socially liberal" I was always "fiscally conservative" and voted as such. By 2015 I was DONE with the political structure in this country, and similarly, Big Don dragged me back in.

Remember: they can only take what you are willing to let go of. They can't take who you are. I hope moving forward you find the serenity /contentedness you are looking for.

My kid is a year or two short of kindergarten, and I fear for his future between these borders, from threats both domestic and foreign. I relish the idea of stocking up and disconnecting, and may someday. For now I'm sticking around.

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sum_ting_wong 5 points ago +5 / -0

There is getting to be more and more of it. For sure.

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sum_ting_wong 18 points ago +21 / -3

I want to like DeSantis. Some days I think he is a Two-Eye Crenshaw. Other days I have hope that he will round-out and be viable by 2028. (Edit: I'm much more certain that Lake is the real-deal, btw)

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sum_ting_wong 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not saying you are wrong, and I'm not saying I'm right, but I am starting to entertain the idea that there may be way more than meets the eye here.

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

Haha. Don't really know what to make of this craziness, but I REALLY like this idea.

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sum_ting_wong 1 point ago +1 / -0

"The walls are closing in" lol. Keep telling yourself that, buttercup.

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

Waiting for the two weeks of speculation from the MSM about "exactly what was recovered" before it gets full nothingburger status

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

While I enjoy the possibilities, I am saddened to realize that this is what politics has become in my lifetime. And glad we have a fighter like Trump.

Adding fuel to the conspiracy fire (lol):

https://nypost.com/2022/08/11/mulvaney-very-close-trump-friend-told-fbi-about-mar-a-lago-docs/

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sum_ting_wong 4 points ago +4 / -0

Dunno, can't wait to find out. As mentioned above, I read a theory on a completely different (and unexpected) website that pushed the idea that Trump set this up to have an enemy to fight for 2024, one that would galvanize the right, without forcing the Uniparty members to publicly infight. That he actually controlled the "mole" that ratted him out for "having classified material" and forced the FBI's hand to raid him.

I pretty much dismissed it as crummy-LARP tier stuff, but as the last few days have gone by, and now "NUKES" I wonder just what else may be afoot. Certainly strange enough that I have to re-examine the plausibility.

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sum_ting_wong 6 points ago +6 / -0

I have a lot of respect for Bannon, and really have a hard time believing that any of the stuff attributed to him went down the way it was reported. He is a SHARP individual.

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sum_ting_wong 4 points ago +4 / -0

No doubt Steve is standing in a puddle of shit RN, but I am fairly comfortable saying he will deal with this. For all the "Feud" talk, he did get pardoned. Provided things went like I think they did, Bannon knows that he is not alone in his fight. (Edit: Bannon is a loyal guy, and so is GEOTUS)

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sum_ting_wong 2 points ago +2 / -0

Zerohedge ran a story tonight (alleged WaPo leaker) that the Feds were really searching to find "Nuke Codes" that Trump had in his "Classified" stash. Keeps getting stranger and stranger.

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