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I’m getting shot #2 today! My coworker told me to get my Tylenol handy but that it only takes the edge off. I’m prepared for a miserable weekend. Then I’ll be freeeeee! FREEEEEE, I say!! Under my mask.

And it’s the beginning of allergy season when the entire natural world outside seems to be dragging us into an airborne orgy. yay.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is having a bad reaction this week. Just look at Mitch McConnell telling his corporate campaign donors to stuff a sock in it and then doing a “baby, I didn’t mean it” walk back the very next day. He’s blubbering about how if the Democrats eliminate the filibuster, he’ll go nuclear! But it sounds like all he can do is return the senate to regular rules of debate. No more hiding anonymously behind a filibuster to highjack legislation.

Eliminating the filibuster hasn’t happened yet but it’s funny to watch him flopping around like a fish out of water. Just the idea of releasing the flood gates on legislation has him scared silly. What’s even funnier is the reactions of his opponents. {{smirk}}

I love it.

And I suspect there are millions of proud boy fans who are reacting badly to the senate parliamentarian’s ruling on reconciliation. Looks like a whole lot of legislation is going to be passed – *popular* legislation – without any Republican help. Lips that touch reconciliation shall never touch theirs.

It’s almost like the money flow that typically goes to the top is being turned off. But that might be ok because businesses might not suffer too badly if more people have discretionary income to spend. I can almost hear the “Curses! Foiled again!” from the oil barons and the predators at the top of the food chain. They appear to be reacting in confusion to the prey getting smarter.

That’s really what’s happening here. We’ve been studying them and cracking the code. We had 4 years to prepare for D-day and now the allies are here. The battle is on.

Not every battle will be won and there will be variants that will cause some setbacks. But it looks like the body isn’t going to take this crap laying down anymore.

Rest up. There are going to be some very bad reactions.

That’s how you know it’s working.

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  1. Hope you don’t feel too bad… and have a GREAT weekend.

    Things have suddenly opened up in Lehigh County. We both get our second shots next week, Pfizer for me, Moderna for SO. AND my son (who is eligible because he is an RN) gets J&J on Monday.

  2. Good luck with your second shot. I had my second Pfizer on March 10. I didn’t have a reaction until the next day. Around 10:00pm I suddenly felt a little feverish and achy, as if I were coming down with something. My temp never got above 99.4 and I was fine the next day. I hope everything goes well.

  3. Of course, one person’s reaction does not guarantee another’s. But I had my second shot this Monday, and had essentially no negative reaction besides a little soreness in my arm. By Wednesday, I felt quite good. Hopefully, you will have a very mild reaction. I got Pfizer as well.

    • Me too. Arm a little sore and a barely noticeable headache. I took a two hour nap and felt fine afterwards. Anecdotally, I hear that the Moderna vaccine is somewhat worse for side effects than Pfizer and that women seem to be more susceptible than men. I have a really small sample size to work with, so take that with a grain of salt. One of my coworkers got her second Moderna shot yesterday and her reaction was pretty similar to KLM’s.

      Anything’s better than a staycation in the ICU. Been there, done that, thankyouverymuch.

  4. As to the other; yes, it does seem as if Democrats have learned some things. McConnell seems outraged that things would not go exactly as he expected them to, with him being able to block everything, and make sure his rich corporate donors are happy. I am not all that confident that the big corporations are not just making a few comments for show, but we will see. The power that Democrats had, but never quite realized, was that there are more of them, and that as long as they have a decent amount of discretionary income, they can influence things through pocketbook pressure. But they have to keep the pressure on, and not just sit back as they did for most of 2009-2016.I am impressed that President Biden seems to realize the exigency of all of this. And we must overturn the new state voting law travesties. I always am heartened by your general optimism!

    • I’m hoping Fetterman will give us a real, working majority. Since I’m once again gainfully employed, I chipped in to his campaign to try to make that happen.

      • I hope that you are right. I do not know PA politics very well, but I was more impressed by Josh Shapiro, but I guess he chose not to run, maybe he will run for governor. I am sure that Fetterman would be good, if he indeed can win. We desperately need to win seats in PA and WI, to offset the possible loss in GA with the voting suppression, and maybe even AZ, with them also trying to find ways to overturn election results.

        Am i the only person who thinks that there is something suspicious about those several Republican senators who retire two years before their term is up, let their Republican governor pick the replacement; and then if he or she somehow does not win the replacement election, the Democrat who won has to face someone else two years later?

  5. I got shot #1 earlier this afternoon. The technician was good; I barely felt it. So far, no reaction. :mrgreen:

    Yeah, I remember your evil sorry ass. Take that, BEEYOTCH! 😈

  6. Weekly reminder:

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    Friday nights 9 PM – 12 AM North American Central Time:

    Beaker Street, the legendary rock radio program, has returned. Iconic host Clyde Clifford has returned from his medical absence.

    Both shows can be found at http://arkansasrocks.com/

    If you can’t catch Beaker Street live, MP3 files are available soon afterward at https://beakerstreetsetlists.com/

    Hopefully, there won’t be any oddities this week.

  7. Oh yeah; I forgot to mention that the 5G Grey alien chip inside the vaccine has assimilated me into House Moderna. 😉

    Hail the Empire!

  8. I haven’t sprouted my goatee yet, though. 😛

  9. I had a very sore arm and fatigue for a few days after 2nd shot.

    On another note, check out this giant snake in Pittsburgh, that’s where you live, isn’t it RD?

    • Yeah. I saw that snake alert the other day. Is a black rat snake. Only dangerous to small rodents. This one looks like it needs a diet. It’s in Frick park, one of the nicest parks in Pittsburgh. So many hiking trails and you forget you’re in the city.
      I doubt that it’s going to stop anyone from hiking there but you might not want to take your chihuahua with you.

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