Sunday Reads: Christ Donuts

Cartoons from Cagle:

Nice to see purple back again:

Now for some updates:

I first read Anne Rice in 1985/1986 when Stings album came out and his song Moon Over Bourbon Street was about her novel, Interview with a Vampire. I think that was my favorite book of hers…

Just remember:

This is an open thread!

35 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Christ Donuts”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Here is something, this thread:

    • darthvelma says:

      Someone please explain to Gavin Newsome that two wrongs do not make a right. This isn’t dunking on the right. This is giving cover to the right when it comes to the stupid Texas abortion law. Now they can claim even Democrats approve of that type of law.

      This is shitty trolling and it isn’t going to work the way he thinks it is.

      • quixote says:

        I’m not so sure about that, darthvelma. I think it’ll act as a bit of a dopeslap. Dozens of those kinds of “laws” will force the Supremes to remember that you can’t outsource state enforcement without heading for anarchy. And without enforcement by private posse, the right to control your own body could well return. The state isn’t allowed to enforce illegal garbage.

        • darthvelma says:

          I wish I could believe you are right. But the current Supreme Court doesn’t have any compunction about ruling based on their politics rather than precedent, the law, or even consistency with their own prior rulings. I’d bet dollars to day old donuts they’d find a way to let the Texas law stand while striking down Newsom’s proposal in Cali.

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    These assholes are pushing it too far…

  3. jslat says:

    Hugs to BB. Hope you’re doing better.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    I’m sorry I was AWOL yesterday. I was having trouble with my eyes and my vision is still not right today. I have had trouble reading on the computer for a long time, and now I’m having difficulty with my tablet and phone. I’m not sure what to do.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      Have you checked your sugar levels or blood pressure? Idk what it is but there is something that causes problems with vision…feel better and have maybe see your doctor. 💜💜💜

      • bostonboomer says:

        Yes I have. This has happened to me before when I fell asleep with my eye pressed into a pillow. I have lenses in my eyes because of cataract surgery and I think it has to do with that. It also exacerbates my severe dry eye syndrome.If it’s not better soon I’ll have to see my eye doctor.

    • Enheduanna says:

      Be sure and get checked out BB! Reading and computer work causes my long-range vision to go blurry for a few minutes. It clears up in a few minutes but it’s annoying. I’m in awe of how hard-working you all are posting every day!!!

    • Beata says:

      BB, have you seen a neurologist? That might be helpful. I would go to Brigham and Women’s rather than Mass General for neurology but that is just my opinion.

      Also, is it possible that your RA meds are affecting your vision?

      I hope you can find a solution to the problem. xoxo

  5. jslat says:

    BB, we “older ladies (turned 75 this year myself) need to take care of ourselves. Thanks for all these years of great discussio s. Stay well please.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Thanks. I just turned 74. I think I’m just beginning to come to terms with the limitations of old age.

      • quixote says:

        Hope you feel better soon! Vision problems are so hard to deal with. For me, I’d just as soon you didn’t take any time off and kept giving us your great discussions. ( 😆 ) But, really, take all the time and rest you need!

        • NW Luna says:

          What they all said, and probably an ophthalmologist first, then a neurologist, or even better a neuro-ophthalmologist. The characteristics of computer screen display makes it harder on the eyes than hard copy. If there’s a difference in those two materials for you that could help differentiate the problem.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    I’m really curious about that Pence story. Also Chris Wallace just suddenly left Fox News.

  7. dakinikat says:

  8. Beata says:

    Devastation caused by the tornado that hit the Mayfield, KY area:

    • quixote says:

      I was in Norman OK a day or two after a huge Category 5 passed near there. In the path, what was left was pretty much matchsticks. The damage from this one looks very similar in many areas. Also a strong Cat 5? In December?

      • Beata says:

        I’m about 250 miles from Mayfield. We were under a tornado watch Friday night into Saturday morning. At about 1 am Saturday, we were awakened by what sounded like a freight train right outside. That classic tornado sound. But as far as I know, no tornado touched down here. A few trees were damaged. I’ve been through tornadoes before but never in December.

        • quixote says:

          Yeah, the December part is the weirdest. And the immense track.

          It sure sounds like you had your very own tornado! 😯

          I guess the weather whisperers were too busy tracking all the other tornados?? It’ll appear on a radar somewhere once they put together the final report on this whole event. What a doozy.

        • bostonboomer says:

          Thank goodness it didn’t hit you.

  9. NW Luna says:

    From DYB over at TW:

  10. NW Luna says:

    • quixote says:

      It boggles my mind how some of the farther-out-activists can’t seem to fight their way out of a paper bag. Do they really imagine that a name is some kind of magic that conjures reality? I’d say the 1200s called and want their idea back, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t have phones then.

    • NW Luna says:

      It’s crazy, isn’t it? For those not accessing the article, this is the first part of it.

      Police have been criticised for saying they will record rapes by offenders with male genitalia as being committed by a woman if the attacker “identifies as a female”.

      Police Scotland said that they would log rapes as being carried out by a woman if the accused person insists, even if they have not legally changed gender.

      The move, reported by The Scottish Sun on Sunday, comes ahead of proposed new laws to make it easier for people to self-identify as whichever sex they want, which are opposed by some feminist groups. The Scottish government wants to remove medical checks for those seeking a gender recognition certificate and shorten the time people have to live as their new gender before it is legally recognised.

      I’m still trying to figure out if “live as their new gender” means anything other than living according to stereotypes.