I Think I Was Bit by a Spider Open Thread

So, I sit down to dinner on Wednesday night and just as a I start eating, I feel a pain in my stomach. Couldn’t be the food, I was literally on my first bite when I started to feel it. After a couple hours, the pain becomes agonizing, but not constant. It is a series of very painful spasms in my abdomen. Naturally, being a guy, I pretend it isn’t a problem. But, all night long I’m unable to sleep because the spasms keep coming. By morning, I’m exhausted. The spasms have lessened in intensity, but now I feel nausea and I’m chilled to the bone, even on a warm Nevada day. But as the pain is less, I still pretend its nothing. I took a couple Tylenol before bed on Thursday night and I slept pretty well, but still woke up tired. Hardly any pain left but still just generally weak. At last, I start thinking that something might be up and perhaps it is related to that nasty red spot on my arm which is now itching like the Dickens. A quick look at photos and various bug bite descriptions and I narrow it down to either a black widow or hobo spider. As it turns out, I should have seen a doctor right away. I’ll keep an eye on it – but the swelling in the bite area does seem to be going down.

Abortion Barbie may seek a Congressional seat.

AOC (D-Marxist Study Group in the Village or some such)did the Hillary thing (“I ain’t in no ways tard”) while speaking to a largely African-American audience. There are many obvious marks of the Left, and one of the most prominent is complete contempt for their own supporters.

Some polls (FWIW) show that the public is starting to believe there was Collusion…but between Hillary and Russia. As there was (or, at least, Collusion between Team Clinton and foreign intelligence services), this is good news.

Looks like Mueller might have just made stuff up in his attempt to get Trump. This surprises none of us.

Rep. Eric “Nuke ‘Em” Swalwell (D-People’s Republic of North Mexico) is going to run for President. Shortly, it’ll be easier to list the Democrats who aren’t running.

23 thoughts on “I Think I Was Bit by a Spider Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook April 6, 2019 / 9:04 am

    I’ve had a number of spider bites, although none that made me as sick as you. My wife and I live in a pretty dense woods, and spiders (and spider bites) were just an unavoidable part of life until a friend told us about a pest control company called The Swat Team. They come out around the end of April or early May and spray around the foundation and under the eaves. The biggest thing I noticed, other than no more spider bites, is not having to power wash all the spider sh*t off the siding every year. It’s also gotten rid of wasps, lady bugs and ants. I understand spiders play an important roll in nature, just no longer in and around my house.

    I’ve seen Congressman Swalwell interviewed several times. The guy obviously didn’t make it to the end of the assembly line, and some key parts were left off. But I fear the kind of people who would vote for someone like him even more. In 2016 73% (178,000) of the people in his district saw fit to elect him to a fourth term.

  2. Cluster April 6, 2019 / 9:57 am

    A quick look at photos and various bug bite descriptions and I narrow it down to either a black widow or hobo spider. As it turns out, I should have seen a doctor right away.

    LMAO. Walk it off Mark. You’re just like me, I won’t go to a doctor until I have actually died.

    I think I am going to run for President too. Evidently anyone can do it. Swalwell is just taking advantage of his position as lead hysteric in the RUSSIA probe which gets him lots of air time on CNN and MSNBC. If he doesn’t take advantage of that now, he will fade back into oblivion. Swalwell has little experience, no common sense, and is a completely unremarkable guy so it’s either now or never. The big problem for him is that he is a white male, and as everyone is learning, that’s the wrong gender and color to properly lead the new Democrats. They’re looking for someone darker and more authoritarian. If Maya Angelou and Josef Stalin had a transgendered child who illegally immigrated to this country then that candidate just might check all the identity boxes for Democrats.

    • Retired Spook April 6, 2019 / 10:09 am

      If Maya Angelou and Josef Stalin had a transgendered child who illegally immigrated to this country then that candidate just might check all the identity boxes for Democrats.

      LOL! Spot on.

  3. Cluster April 6, 2019 / 10:03 am

    And just a big FYI to black people … the Democrats don’t think very highly of you. They don’t think you’re capable of getting a photo ID, they think your all cab drivers, or dish washers. they think $15 an hour will be beneficial to you, they don’t think you’re capable of deciding on what healthcare insurance to have, etc., etc. As a result they let your schools and communities fall into complete disrepair and then blame others because they don’t think you will notice.

    You might want to wake up.

    • Retired Spook April 6, 2019 / 10:16 am

      Victimhood and entitlementariansim are so ingrained into the black community, I don’t expect them to change allegiance overnight, but no president in my lifetime has had a more positive effect on the economic prospects for blacks than Trump. This next election should be a bellwether on how blacks vote. If Trump gets even 10-15% of the black vote, the Dems have got a serious problem.

      • Cluster April 6, 2019 / 10:45 am

        Irony alert – MSNBC’ers are concerned about the president’s “security” and claiming Trump is too weak on security following the Chinese national who intruded on Mar a lago. They are worried that “too many people” and the “wrong kind of people” are having access to the President.

        They share no similar concern about the country however.


  4. Cluster April 6, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    You know honestly we can’t expect too much from Democrats. They’re incapable of telling the difference between legal and illegal immigration. Not difficult at all but evidently it alludes them, so to expect them to know the difference between socialism and capitalism is just a bridge too far. They are a hell of a lot dumber than we give them credit for.

  5. Cluster April 6, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Who is this “public” they speak of?

    “We talked earlier today about the fact that reaching a certain legal standard is one thing, but there’s great public interest in figuring out…if he had any reason to compromise – be compromised by the Russians,” Scarborough eagerly proclaimed as he introduced the topic. Turning to Nick Confessore of The New York Times, the anchor reiterated: “My gosh, the public interest is great for us to figure out whether the President could possibly be compromised by financial ties with Vladimir’s Putin’s oligarchs.”

    These people have completely lost what little minds they had to begin with.


  6. Amazona April 7, 2019 / 7:43 am

    I am sitting in a hotel room in Berlin, listening to nonstop drums along the route of a marathon. I don’t attend things like this so I don’t know if this is unusual, but here it is quite a party, with the drum line and cheerleaders along the route. When I say I am interested in politics, I mean I am interested in POLITICS, not just domestic squabbling, and will be spending a week listening to retired spies and CIA operatives talk about Berlin in the Cold War. My hotel is in old East Berlin, and part of my class will be going to the remnant of the Wall and the Stasi Museum.

    My taxi driver loves the United States, is thrilled by Trump, and loved that I care about Berlin’s history and pointed out points of interest on the route. He said there is a lot of love here for America. It is my first visit to Germany and my first time going to a country where I speak absolutely none of the language, so it is an adventure, followed by a trip to Normandy to scatter some of my husband’s ashes tp honor his passion for military history.

    On the plane I sat next to a couple from Colorado who are absolutely dismayed and disgusted by what has happened to the state since the legislature has been taken over by the Dems. Literally everyone I have talked to about the new laws is outraged and fed up. I tell them I am reminded of the words of the Japanese officer who, after they attacked us at Pear Harbor, said he feared they had awakened a sleeping giant, and I have a feeling the Colorado Dems are going to be thinking the same thing. Petitions are already out to force the controversial bills to go to the citizens for vote, instead of letting a few Dems ram them down our throats. NONE of the legislators ran on promise to do what they are doing. They ran on character assassination of their opponents, in stealth campaigns to get into power so they can go crazy with truly radical and extreme laws that few if any like or support.

    I wish I could read German, as I would love to know what is in the newspapers, but as I will be spending the next five days with people who are interested in history which is as political as the division of Berlin I might get some insight from others as well about how Trump and the US are seen abroad.

    • Cluster April 7, 2019 / 11:24 am

      Have a great time in Germany Amazona. I was there in 2009 in Munich and absolutely loved it. The history and architecture is awesome.

    • fieldingclaymore April 8, 2019 / 9:54 am

      If you can go to Am Großen Wannsee 56–58. It is where Eichmann and Heydrich planned the “Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.” You can get there by subway and a bus. 45 minutes.

      • Cluster April 8, 2019 / 5:47 pm

        That would be a tour you might want to take Fielding because we all know progressives are miserable, unhappy and hateful people. I am sure Amazona is enjoying the culture, architecture, the German people, and celebrating Germany as she should. That’s the way conservatives roll. We enjoy life.

      • fieldingclaymore April 9, 2019 / 2:19 pm

        I did take the tour and it is fantastic. Also, the Stasi museum is kind of lame, important but lame.

      • Amazona April 9, 2019 / 4:23 pm

        I suppose the Stasi Museum is kind of “lame” if you are looking for glitz and glitter or obvious in-your-face impact. I thought its ordinariness highlighted the horror it represented. It showed ordinary offices with ordinary furniture, where ordinary-seeming people went to work every day like any other bureaucrats and in very undramatic ways worked out how to impose tyranny, fear and misery on other people.

        The most horrible things were hidden beneath ordinary-sounding words. There were letters written by people offering, or so it seemed, to spy on and report on their friends, family members, neighbors or people at work, all cloaked in the most innocent-sounding civic-duty voluntary requests—hiding the threats and coercions used to force them to betray people to a voraciously powerful State. It was the veneer of banality that was so chilling. It was the description of one person’s fate as “disciplinary custody”. It was the meeting room with the big boardroom table surrounded by chairs that could have been in any insurance company office, where men sat and calmly decided the fates, the lives and deaths of others.

        And it was the timing. This all happened within the last fifty to seventy five years. It was going on while I was dating the man who would become my husband. It is not ancient history. Worse, it is being ignored by people all over the world, especially in our little world of North America, where new boardrooms are being designed where new panels will sit in ordinary chairs to decide the fates of people who have offended the State, by committing Thought Crimes like using the words :he” and “him” to refer to a person with a Y chromosome and male genitals. From the power of the State to chastise and fine it is not far to the State imposing “disciplinary custody” in the name of totalitarian ideology.

        We had a bus tour with a guide who grew up In East Berlin, who talked about what it was like to have to monitor every single word, every thought for fear a wrong word or idea might slip out. When she talked about the day the Wall fell, she choked up. She said that aside from her wedding day and the birth of her daughters it was the most thrilling and momentous and important day of her life. This is not the first person I have met who lived under Leftist control and escaped, in one way or another.

        I simply do not, can not, understand how anyone who has visited Berlin and seen things like the Stasi Museum and the visible artifacts of oppression and tyranny can come back to the United States and support and enable a Leftist political model. It does not compute. The only thing I can think of to explain it, other than a natural affinity for tyranny and the evils that accompany it, is a willful self-deception that ignores the basic ideological structure of Leftism and just allows itself to be controlled by emotion-based Identity Politics.

        You saw a video of men calmly discussing the most efficient ways to destroy, by various means of murder, millions of people because they did not fit into the concept of acceptability defined by the State, yet I have not seen anything from you objecting to the Democrat Party tolerating a member of Congress who advocates for a return to that agenda. I have to wonder how you feel about an entire political party which stands a chance of taking the presidency as well as full control of Congress refusing to take a stand against this kind of thinking. It scared me before I saw a city nearly destroyed in the conflict that was necessary to fight that kind of thinking, and it terrifies me even more today. I’m sitting here tonight in a city held hostage to a sister political ideology that flourished for decades after that conflict, and have been surrounded by the evidence of that tyranny that existed and oppressed even after the Nazi threat was laid to rest, because under the skin and labels the tyranny of the 40s and the one that persisted until November of 1989 were one and the same—the political structure of a massively powerful Central Authority with little or no liberty left to the people, imposing not just a governmental structure but a demand for total submission to the Stater.

        I heard of that video and may be able to see it on You Tube as well. I want to see the Impressionist paintings at the modern art museum, and some other things. The lectures have been fascinating, by a noted author and expert and a man who ran a spy network and met and got to know nearly every Russian name that ever pops up when talking about Russian spies and the KGB.

  7. Cluster April 8, 2019 / 9:02 am

    Has anyone else noticed that the only people in this country who keep talking about racism and “white nationalism” are either selling books, hosting a tv show, or running for office?

    • Retired Spook April 8, 2019 / 10:48 am

      Has anyone noticed how the Democrats are ramping up the use of the word “Democracy” to describe the United States. In fact, I can’t recall a Democrat EVER referring to America as a Republic. They only add the word “republic” after they turn the “democracy” into a totalitarian nightmare.

  8. Cluster April 8, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Let this sink in:

    On today’s New Day, discussing the departure of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Toobin predicted that “for the rest of her life,” Nielsen will be remembered as the woman who “who put children in cages . . . the woman who broke up families across the border.” Declared Toobin: “You know what? They’ll be right.”

    Concluded a pitiless Toobin: “She’s going to get what she deserves.”

    Not only is this statement false. The Obama administration began this policy. This statement is also completely ignorant of the fact that many of these kids are being used as pawns, so separating them from bad actors is the right thing to do. But this statement exposes the lefts desire to initiate a war with those the oppose.

    “She’s going to get what she deserves” – this was said on national tv by a “respected” leftist.

    When they start the war, show them no mercy. Leftists in this country need to be treated like animals and terrorists, because they are. They are wholly dishonorable people who need to be put down.


    • Cluster April 8, 2019 / 11:14 am

      Following Hillary’s lead, remember her saying “I am in no ways tired, I’ve come too far”

      They are racist and stupid and should be put down like diseased dogs

  9. Cluster April 8, 2019 / 11:19 am

    The left has gone full fascist:

    A number of organizations are coalescing to actively blacklist people who have worked for the Trump administration, including former Secretary of the Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

    Nielsen resigned Sunday, but could face opposition finding new employment. A group known as “Restore Public Trust” is targeting her and others in a letter sent Saturday that warns corporate America that these purported pariahs may “seek refuge in their corner offices or boardrooms.”

    They are not Americans and I question if they are even human, but I don’t think the left understands how close they are to being exterminated. We need to be ready to employ a “final solution” for these cockroaches


  10. Cluster April 8, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    Those who don’t support the electoral college, don’t understand it. Think: Casper

  11. Cluster April 8, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Remember when progressives said that the lack of economic opportunity is what drove Islamic terrorism and that all we needed to was to get them jobs? Well, behold the most recent insanity –

    Joy Behar replied that the United States should be sending significantly more aid to Central and South American countries, including buying residents houses, in order to reduce levels of immigration and asylum claims.

    Who knew? All we have to do is buy them homes. hahahahahaha


  12. JeremiahTMM April 8, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Joe , say it ain’t so…

    Man, we need some good old fashioned lynchings. That whole cabal , the Clintons the Bidens, the Obama’s, and a lot of ‘em in Congress.

    Sadly, I’ve lost hope of ever seeing justice served on this earth. Man has become so corrupt.

    But, I’m confident that justice will be served when this world has ran its course, and God destroys it with fire. Then they will face the One who needs no proof, because he knows everything! :)) hahaa glory

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