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Ann, will you retract your assertion that McCain can't send email because he was a POW? That's now been thoroughly debunked in the McCain ad thread.
Alpha, 1. Way to wreck my day at the beach.2. What assertion? Quote me! Or try to quote me, see that you are wrong, and apologize.
"As Glenn Reynolds and many others have noted, mocking McCain over email draws attention to McCain's war injuries and might upset lots of older voters who don't feel at ease using computers."
The "cruelly neutral" thing to do would be to debunk this bizarrely ridiculous line from Reynolds and others. Enjoy the beach.
Welcome to a warm place. A place far from the vast frozen wasteland you normally inhabit. Welome to a place where the drinks are tall and the pants are shorts. HA ha!I work outside, not too far north of where you are, and today was a hot one, at least inland where I am. I suppose if I resided in a frostier place I would have to wear long pants. I don't and I shant.
The "cruelly neutral" thing to do would be to debunk..Wait a minute.Has Ann been hired by one of campaigns?
So AL -- the Obama ad had as its centerpiece a faulty fact?"Can't send an email"?
Yes, Alpha, I said it drew attention to it, which it damned well did. Can I now have my apology? You write demanding accuracy, do don't diminish yourself with hypocrisy.
Enjoy the beach, Ann.We are headed there next week. Save us some nice weather.
What you, Alpha, forget is that I use language carefully. I don't just throw it around, even when it looks casual. It's all quite intentional. Now shape up and bow down.
Peter V. Bella said... Alphaliberal, ruining a perfectly good day at the beach. That is all those mighty modern fighty liberals are good for. They have no appreciation of beauty, relaxation, and just the plain and simle joys of sharing a vacation with others.If they have to have miserable lives, they must see that the rest of the world is miserable with them.Enjoy the sun and surf and ignore the flotsam and jetsam.
AlphaLiberal said... The "cruelly neutral" thing to do would be to debunk this bizarrely ridiculous line from Reynolds and others.The cruelly humane thing to have you defenestrated.
..is that I use language carefully. I don't just throw it around, even when it looks casual. It's all quite intentional.That might be one of the reasons why Ann gets so many hits.Quality content?
"Yes, Alpha, I said it drew attention to it, which it damned well did. Can I now have my apology? You write demanding accuracy, do don't diminish yourself with hypocrisy."Apology for what? Why did you link sending an email and McCain being a POW? The Reynolds reference was because the McCain campaign said McCain couldn't send an email because he was a POW. That's bunk. And, others, the fact that McCain has said contradicted himself is to no-one's discredit but his own.
Ann Althouse:"...mocking McCain over email draws attention to McCain's war injuries..."These things have nothing to do with each other, beyond the McCain camp's efforts to distract from their candidate's conflicting statements. The only people linking these are McCain backers and Republican partisans. And Ann Althouse.
You can use some HTML tags ;)We are not mind readers.
Toronto beat Boston in the first game of a doublehitter.I'm sorry if I'm blunt.
We are not mind readers.Language as mind reading is one of the theories of language.The other theory is language as prophecy.Mark my words.
Language as mind reading is one of the theories of language.Is that why calling Sarah a pig with lipstick worked so well?
If you make an ad that brings a subject forward, there are consequences. For example, Obama isn't going to tweak Sarah Palin for being from way up in Alaska, which seems kind of like Canada, because it would make people think about Obama's sojourn in Indonesia, campaigning in Berlin, and general orientation to the world at the international level. That doesn't mean it's a fact that Obama is unAmerican, it just means it's a can of worms Obama should know better than to open.
Or try to quote me..I would never assume to speak for Ann, but I think it's very important for the sake of civil discourse that we, yes... treat each other with respect.Just like McCain called for in his add..No?
THE UNAPPEASABLE HOSTHE Danaan children laugh, in cradles of wrought gold, And clap their hands together, and half close their eyes, For they will ride the North when the ger-eagle flies, With heavy whitening wings, and a heart fallen cold: I kiss my wailing child and press it to my breast, And hear the narrow graves calling my child and me. Desolate winds that cry over the wandering sea; Desolate winds that hover in the flaming West; Desolate winds that beat the doors of Heaven, and beat The doors of Hell and blow there many a whimpering ghost; O heart the winds have shaken, the unappeasable host Is comelier than candles at Mother Mary's feet. (William Butler Yeats 1865-1939)
..it would make people think about Obama's sojourn in Indonesia, campaigning in Berlin, and general orientation to the world at the international level. That doesn't mean it's a fact that Obama is unAmerican, it just means it's a can of worms Obama should know better than to open.Just the facts...
Can we please have some fish eye views of the beach/ocean?
Ann Althouse sez:"If you make an ad that brings a subject forward, there are consequences. ....."Is this a response to me? I ask because it's nonresponsive.So, because the McCain campaign and their surrogates are making the false claim that McCain can't do email because he was a POW, then it's Obama's fault for pointing out they claom he can't use email? That's ridiculous because the link makes no sense. I'm trying to make sense of your argument, Ann. (Someone needs to). Absent a coherent argument, you're just dodging your repetition of McCain talking points.
BTW, more Palin lies for Ann to ignore: Palin Administration Still Pursuing ‘Nowhere’ Project
He Reproves The Curlew O CURLEW, cry no more in the air,Or only to the water in the West;Because your crying brings to my mindpassion-dimmed eyes and long heavy hairThat was shaken out over my breast:There is enough evil in the crying of wind. (William Butler Yeats)
Absent a coherent argument, you're just dodging your repetition of McCain talking points.The thing is the longer you dwell the longer the healing prosses will take ;)
I'm going to fess up here.The reason why it takes me sometimes to respond some times at times thease are the times ...its because i'm checking my spelling and that takes time. English sucks that way ;)
Is anybody home?
AlphaLiberal said... blah blah blah, lies, blah blah blah, lies, blah, blah, blah, liar.Ann said...Way to wreck my day at the beach.Alpha, you owe Ann an apology.
1. Way to wreck my day at the beach.Ugh, God. This is beyond political fixation. You enjoy that wedding and the beautiful locale, Ann. Leave the rest to us.Cheers,Victoria
So here we are on a lovely beach thread and AlphaLiberal invades with his politics. Now, if he did it on a political thread, ok. But he has no basic sense of decency, humanity to know better. It's why I keep reiterating to my more gullible conservative friends that liberals are ghouls and monsters.
Victoria - hope you're enjoying your day too. It's lovely out there.
Tolerance always, as people we are all equal. Tolerance of ideas, not so much. Face it, not all ideas are equally valuable. In fact, some are downright stupid.
All I can say is that it's obvious that AlphaLiberal has quite a bit of sand in his shorts.
Thanks, likewise to you.
Yeah, I'm so terrible for posting a question for a blogger in their comments about their writing. How mean!! Ann still hasn't provided a coherent answer for why she link McCain's claim he can't use email to McCain's POW injuries. It's a false nonsensical claim, but here she is propagating it. And, I love this quote from McCain from the primary:“I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.”
LOL, Palladian.There is nothing more iconic in the UK than a seaside holiday. Ask Simon. They form the core of all childhood memories.And of those memories, there's nothing which evokes a lovely time more than a pier.Except when my dad took me to Eastbourned, end of pier entertainment always included this ugly clown. I swear to God that was community service for being a serial wanker.I hated that bozo. I've hated bozos ever since.I think you know where I'm going with this. That's right! I love cotton candy.Cheers,Victoria
Wow, the troll keeps on with his bad behavior. Ann should really look into banning that one permanently. Do it by IP address, not by account.
I think as long as McCains appears to be reacting to Obama, Palin will continue to shine.But I dont think they can stay on defense for two months.If you google CBS Palin see if your response is the same as mine up top.Rumor Watch: Governor Sarah PalinNow google CBS ObamaCandidates Profile?Nice...
Alex, you should really learn what the word "troll" means on the intertubes. It does not mean "someone I disagree with."
Lem, to your allegation of press bias, I direct you to this very good point:"In 2000 Al Gore was pilloried by the mainstream media ("MSM") for his alleged untruths or exaggerations -- Love Canal, Love Story, Internet, Who he visited in Texas. In every instance, at the very most he had chosen the wrong word or failed to clarify the misunderstandings of others.Now in 2008 the McCain-Palin ticket revels in inaccuracy, wallows in whoppers, lies like a pair of rugs, buys ad time to tell still more lies. So tell me why the MSM doesn't talk about their dishonesty endlessly, turning them from celebrity stars into pathological figures?The contrast is absolutely clear. What's the explanation?"http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/13/explain_to_me_please/p.s. Lem, I think your pals want you to apologize for not writing about beaches or sand, you bad boy.
Alex, you should really learn what the word "troll" means on the intertubes.It does not mean "someone I disagree with."No, the definition of a troll is a cretin who invades a non-political thread to shout insults and accusations at the blog author. You sir, are a troll.
I see many of you are responding to the one gone vanished. Why do you do this? You know the vanished one trolls the deepest dregs of the left-o-sphere then brings whatever filth he finds there here for a test drive. Thus the non-sequiturs. If he had an ounce of originality it would taint his makeup of pure toxin. And by troll I mean in the fishing sense and not the living-under-a-bridge-sense. Doomed to a life of unhappiness, this one who doesn't appear on my screen. Don't allow any trolled-for poison to get on yourselves. Other than that, when the wind is right, go on and have yourself a wee in his direction. He apparently enjoys being slapped around and pissed on. Having consciously forfeited his innate capacity to discriminate, any attention serves the ego.
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”The Lord replied, “That was when I saw Alpha Liberal coming. I mean, I'm omnipotent and all, but what a pain in the ass. You understand."
I really wish there were a way to block AlphaLiberal's posts. I really don't want to see his infestation.
Late afternoon soyscape.
p.s. Lem, I think your pals want you to apologize for not writing about beaches or sand, you bad boy.If you are asking me about Puerto Plata, Samana, Punta Cana, Cabo Rojo, Guayacanes...Go ahead..
"There is nothing more iconic in the UK than a seaside holiday. Ask Simon. They form the core of all childhood memories."I'm going up the `pool from down the smoke belowto taste my mum's jam sarnies and see our Aunty Flo.The candyfloss salesman watches ladies in the sanddown for a freaky weekend in the hope that they'll be meetingMister Universe.The iron tower smiles down upon the silver seaand along the golden mile they'll be swigging mugs of tea.The politicians there who've come to take the airwhile posing for the daily presswill look around and blame the messon Edward Bear.
How the hell are you in SC in mid-semester??
BTW, how is Ann posting from the beach unless it's a WiFi hotspot? If so, that's so damn cool!
Space & UsLong cloudsLong shadowsLong wavesLong beachAnd an itty bitty kidIn bright red too big trunksWay down in the far right cornerWe can identify with.
Alex, you're quite wrong on the definition of troll. Comment threads are common on the intertubes. Plus, you can look at other Althouse photo posts and find right wingers posting about Olberman, Clinton, etc. Here's one from last night: http://althouse.blogspot.com/2008/09/last-night.html#commentsWhat bugs you guys is that I show your arguments to be a joke and your candidates to be liars. You have no argument on the merits so you get insulting.And, Ann Althouse is thoroughly busted on not at all being "cruelly neutral."
I think Samana is a place Ann would just love.Es un paraiso.
Aunty FloMy Aunty Flo came over last week, but I didn't want to say.
Vicky that comes under the title of the too much information act of 1986.Please cease and desist such mentions. Thank you.
There are so many places in PR and DR to go to and relax...My favorites are not for turitas ;)
too much information act of 1986.That was a whole 5 years before...never mind. ;)
I'd like to nurse you, but my nipple is sore.
My favorites are not for turitas..Like Constanza..I wanted to stay there.I fell in love there.
Ode To You and Your Menstrual Cramps I would just like to sayCramps hurt, okayBut if you're just gonna stayStill, and sit and layWhile you complain and moanAbout leaving you aloneThen hey, You deserve that bloatingThe heaviness floatingIn your abdomenYou wanna swimAway but you only sinkAnd as you're sinking you thinkWhy the heckIs this happening to meI wanna be free! Let me be! But while you complain and moanAbout leaving you aloneYou let the pain growJust get off your buttAll it takes is some thrustTake a walkExerciseBut don't give me no junkAboutAll your pain that can't be know to meGuess what, hon, I'm a girl tooWhy am I free? It's cause I don't complain and moanAbout leaving me aloneI get up and fightAnd end up alright Nutella Shazam
The thing about el Caribe is you better go with someone who can protect you, not let you be taken advantage of.. Believe me I know.
Alphaliberal said...What bugs you guys is that I show your arguments to be a joke and your candidates to be liars.Wrong, oh mighty modern fighting liberal. What really bugs us grwon ups is that you are an annoying, petulant, royal pain in the ass.
Guess what, hon, I'm a girl tooWhy am I free?It's cause I don't complain and moanAbout leaving me aloneI get up and fightAnd end up alright - Sarah Palin Wasilla Warrior Co-Captain, 1982.
The urge to censor free speech runs strong among conservatives. Some here want me banished because they disagree with me. Then there's Governor Sarah Palin, whose office tried to shut down a blogger:'And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the governor on the line, she said.“You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”'
Bella:"What really bugs us grwon ups is that you are an annoying, petulant, royal pain in the ass."I make an argument. You react by making an insult. I don't think you're the grown up here. But you're certainly the petulant one.
All this talk about getting away has me callin my mother and making areglos for an impromptu visit..Jesus, I cant get away on short notice!!
Dotella Nutella 'tis cruellaTo happy fella peptalkThose felled by the cursellaWho would gladly walkBut must lie supina Whilst awaiting reliefa.
Is it lie or lay? I sure don't know.Anyone?
"The urge to censor free speech runs strong among conservatives. Some here want me banished because they disagree with me."No, we want you banished because you're an annoying, humorless, logorrheic, repetitive, irritating twat. There's a difference.
Is it lie or lay?That's for the Palins to testify and you to find out?No?
the inner alpha A man must have the inner alphaAn alpha is an untamed beastof combative aggressionA man with the inner alpha has mastered th untamed beastHe knows when the beast should appearand when it does, he controls itThe beast should only appear when used in protective situationsThe inner alpha is content with his abilitiesand uses them to help himself andto help his neighbors around himWhen the inner alpha is first awakened, you will feel the arrogance of the potential powerthat you truly possess withinYou will not want to hurt anybody or yourselfYou will only do good things for the people around youYou will feel that you were never happierHopefully you too will find this inner peace that is called the inner alpha Cokbod Lodwogo
El silensio vale mas que las palabras... If it appears that I fail to answer to what on the surface may seem as an attack, the saying above is my guide.
The sox are loosing in the second game. If people here are up to argue "I'M GAME".
No hables de la soga en casa del ahorcado.(Don't speak of rope in a hanged man's home.)
Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens Last night I dreamed of chickens,there were chickens everywhere,they were standing on my stomach,they were nesting in my hair,they were pecking at my pillow,they were hopping on my head,they were ruffling up their feathersas they raced about my bed.They were on the chairs and tables,they were on the chandeliers,they were roosting in the corners,they were clucking in my ears,there were chickens, chickens, chickensfor as far as I could see...when I woke today, I noticedthere were eggs on top of me. Jack Prelutsky
Santo de casa não faz milagre.I won't translate. I like to be obscure.
Obscure Radio waves bounce off the car wallsas a cat down the streetcrawlsacross the grasshidden in the darkness waitingfor the proper timeto passI too am a catof another naturehiding not fromthe dark butmy obscure behaviorUntil the time is rightto be meham sandwiches withtoo much mustardmaybeat 3 am i'm allowedto be unsure Faith ReAnne
No hables de la soga en casa del ahorcado.Good one. Now, I'm Palin.In ralation to what Gibson?
Heads up, you mooks:Wedding Crashers on TNT, 8-10 PM EST, right now.Joe Biden and John McCain have cameos, IIRC. Neither are emailing though.Cheers,Victoria
Santo de casa não faz milagre.De los santos son los milagros?I think.
You know, Vince Vaughn is unnaturally tall. Like a freak. I love tall men. My dad tops out at 6'4. But my God, there comes a point where you have to tell your pituitary gland, knock it off cheeky.
I've been very bad so far this weekend, and I'm going to be much worse tonight.I'm gonna need some of Jane Hampster's mighty condesendence Monday to get my head right. AlphaLib's isn't doing it for me yet.I might feel differently if I could see him on the video, while turning the mute button on and off at irregular intervals- sort of like a Chucky Gibson ABC interview, know what I mean?
Joe Biden and John McCain have cameos, IIRC. Neither are emailing though.If they are not at Fenway park and just so happen to catch the attention of the cameras?See you next time..
Althouse: Have you considered setting up a live-blogging post for the season debut of Saturday Night Live? Michael Phelps is set to host and I'm expecting to see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.~~~If you run into Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler, just zip on past and ask them if they ever knew they were your heroes.
AlphaLiberal said... The urge to censor free speech runs strong among conservatives. Some here want me banished because they disagree with me.Only the government can ban free speech. If you want an example look to Harry Reid, a Democrat. Then there was FDR and LBJ. The progressives infected us with politcal correctness and all that nonsense.
Should we be asking Ann how she is doing?
Be My Mistress Short or Tall Be my mistress short or tall And distorted therewithall Be she likewise one of those That an acre hath of nose Be her teeth ill hung or set And her grinders black as jet Be her cheeks so shallow too As to show her tongue wag through Hath she thin hair, hath she none She's to me a paragon. Robert Herrick
If you run into Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler, just zip on past and ask them if they ever knew they were your heroesDouble Indemnity ;)
the sox are ahead in the 8th.i'm taking communion ;)
Pedroia Palin OMG...
Would it be impertinent to ask if Iraq has been introduced to baseball?The best American invention of all time is baseball.I'm willing to argue that with anybody, anywhere, anyday, anytime.
It did wonders for Japan, the Dominican Republic, Central and South America.What?
Chickpea field. 100% of fact.How garbanzo beans are got.
Lem said... Would it be impertinent to ask if Iraq has been introduced to baseball?It was tried. It is a top secret, but baseball was introduced to Iraq after the invasion. There was a slight problem. The Iraqis kept subsituting the baseball for hand grenades. It was the only way they could win.
Lem said... Should we be asking Ann how she is doing?She is at a beach side town, attending a wedding. She is probably having a much better time than the rest of us. At least I hope she is.
Victoria at 5:36: "There is nothing more iconic in the UK than a seaside holiday." Herewith, The Charabanc Trip. A tribute. Something I have cherished since I first heard it 30 or so years ago. Not totally safe for the innocent.
It was tried. The Iraqis kept subsituting the baseball for hand grenades. It was the only way they could win.That would would be agaisnt the rules of the game.As the granedes were probably rejected by major league baseball ;)
I think Baseball would have a hard time in Iraq.Seeing how Iraquis have embraced video, I think they would have a hard time understanding why Baseball is holding back on replay.
Try to explain to an Iraqi how the guy with the most hits in the history of the game is NOT in the hall of fame.Dont get me ... can we talk about something else?
Boo Hoo Hoo! I'm wearing diapers. Bush farted! Bwaaahaa!I make up stuff because I'm a jackass. Nah nah Ann.I'm BetaLiberal because, like all good liberals, the Alpha version doesn't work.Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: At least ten, as they will need to have a discussion about whether or not the light bulb exists. Even if they can agree upon the existence of the light bulb they still may not change it to keep from alienating those who might use other forms of light.
Pay attention to me, dammit! It's cold here in Mum's basement and I'm lonely.I demand an apology. Go ahead and apologize. Now!Ann says her blog has a lot of hits. Nice hits, Ann! Show me your hits! Not just your toes, painted red nails just like Cindy McCain's toes must be, but your hits. I dream about Cindy McCain's toes while I sleep here in Mum's basement.I'm 30 and I never gotten past toes on a date.Barack Obama will give me a life. A life outside of my room in Mum's basement. That's why I demand you vote for Barack Obama; so I can get a life.
Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: Racist!!-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: I'll just hope it changes itself.-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: In what way, Charlie?-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: I don't like how you're talking down to black people. I want to cut your nuts off.- Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: Lipstick.-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: We are still waiting for Instapundit to tell us.- Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: The Republican Party is responsible for exploiting the memories of the dead light bulb, and for trying to evoke the pain of its death. How dare you, Mr. President, after taking cynical advantage of the unanimity and love of this nation, try to exploit this moment for political gain?!-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: I put it on eBay.-Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light Bulb?A: None. When Obama becomes President, he will light the world all by himself.Cheers,Victoria
Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?A: A fish.
Barack Obama will give me a life. A life outside of my room in Mum's basement. That's why I demand you vote for Barack Obama; so I can get a life.Simon or Palladian, that's too funny. Keep it up.Cheers,Victoria
Incorrect guesses x2, dear woman.
I'm expecting to see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.She was indeed Sarah Palin, and Amy Poehler was Hillary Clinton.I told my boyfriend last night that Fey may actually not be the best person to impersonate Palin, since she lacks her girlish, all-American vibe. She's also angular and handsome, to Palin's more rounded, hottie face.She tried her best with the accent, but it was Poehler as Clinton who stole the show."I SHOULDA TRIED HARDER!" (maniac laugh)They'll improve. The rest of the show was, eh.Cheers,Victoria
Incorrect guesses x2, dear woman.Ah well. As Cialis said to Viagra, keep it up anyway!Cheers,Victoria
Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light bulb?A: Let George Bush fix it! It’s his fault. Bush and Cheney are in the pocket of Big Bulb.
Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light bulb?A: You wouldn't know the difference between a light bulb and Shinola!
Hello friends. Pontius Pilate here. On the most important day of my life, I voted PRESENT.I'm BetaLiberal and I approved this message.
Where's my apology, Althouse? I'm still waiting...here in Mum's cold basement. She'll be home soon and I'll have to turn off the computer when I see her car in the drive.Hurry up, or I'll have to make up some more stuff about John McCain or Sarah Palin.(Waits)We're still friends, right? Because I really need friends.
VIDEO ALERTHuffPo has the Fey/Palin, Poehler/Clinton SNL skit.Sorry, wasn't able to find a standalone version to post here.Cheers,Victoria
Q: How many liberals does it take to change a light bulb?A: None, since good liberals only use Gaia-friendly compact fluorescents, which never need changing.
"HuffPo has the Fey/Palin, Poehler/Clinton SNL skit.Sorry, wasn't able to find a standalone version to post here."Is Poehler even trying to play Hillary Clinton here? Maybe it's that Fey really looks like Sarah Palin.
Is Poehler even trying to play Hillary Clinton here?She is a stand-in for the all women of America who aren't happy with Palin. That would be Hillary, Chelsea, and Lucille the waitress. Maybe it's that Fey really looks like Sarah Palin.I'd do her.Cheers,Victoria
Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?A: A fish.That's not funny!
Of course it's not funny, told like that. You can't expect a liberal, even one who has made it to beta, to tell a joke right. Try it this way:Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?A: Fish.Now, that's funny!
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