July 14, 2009

"The live blog of the SS hearings does not excuse you from providing something frothy and frivolous for your groundlings."

Says LarsPorsena.

Frivolous groundlings, froth and frolic here. I will join you when I can, but please cavort without me.

Or try to tempt me out of my serious place (in the previous post) and into your silly playground.

41 comments:

former law student said...

good, I was hoping for an open thread.

I realized I really had nothing to complain about when I realized what it must be like to be the parent of this fine young man:

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=306656

(Enlarged image here: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/image/?image=166601&id=306656

MadisonMan said...

Are those ear enhancements (?) helping him get laid? I doubt it.

Chris said...

I don't know from frothing, but perhaps I'll seethe for a while.

AllenS said...

As a recipient of the $250 Social Security stimulus, I'm hear to tell all of you liberals who think that Obama's handling of the economy is great, that if I don't receive at least $5000 more stimulus, I will froth, and froth, and froth. I'm not kidding.

traditionalguy said...

On a day like today, one wonders where Mark Sanford and John Edwards are watching this Sonia Fest. I wish them both many empathetic days free from a Stare Decisis from their wives. I hope that Sonia's Right to Privacy answers warmed their little hearts.

EDH said...

Here's a bleg related to this post:

How do you get "comment permalinks" to work? Like the permalink to LarsPorsena's comment.

I swear, everytime I try copying one, the link just drops me at the headline of the post, not at the specific comment that I try to link.

Is there a special trick to make them work?

The blogger help page has no instructions.

former law student said...

Is there a special trick to make them work?

Insert a "c" after the "#".

AlphaLiberal said...

Things you won't see Ann "the moderate" Althouse peep on for a second:

Documents reveal that the Wall St Journal, Fox News, and Washington Times (at least) contacted Sanford staffers and said they would help them out with biased coverage when Sanford went hiking.

From a WSJ opinin editor: "Someone at WSJ should be fired for today's story. Ridiculous."

From Faux News:
"Having known the Governor for years and even worked with him when he would host radio shows for me -- I find this story and the media frenzy surrounding it to be absolutely ridiculous! Please give him my best."

From the Washington Times:
"If you all want to speak on this publicly, you're welcome to Washington Times Radio. You know that you will be on friendly ground here!"

This story of media corruption was broken by The State newspaper of South Carolina. More here.

It's a seamy look at media whores at work. And there's more to come!

Bissage said...

Did I just hear the Professor say that the frivolous and frothy are free to frolic?

Fantastic!

Presenting (if I may) a true story, as follows: “One of Those Bug People.”

Fine and fulsome fun!

Ron said...

Let's compose an opera about Palin, right here in the comments section!

Each comment line in the liberetto...

LarsPorsena said...

Bissage:

It sent a thrill up my leg a la Chris Matthews.

LarsPorsena said...

A can't really get my cavort on unless AA supervises.

EDH said...

Many thanks to former law student.

The "c" after the "#" works!

Jeez, it's like a secret society at blogger.

Freeman Hunt said...

Someone stole our credit card number and bought a subscription to a website called Mr. Skin. When we saw the charge, we called the credit card company.

I was the one on the phone.

The polite operator's obvious discomfort was charming and ended when I realized the cause and said, "Oh, my husband is here too. No, he didn't order it."

Ha ha ha.

Ended up being easier to email Mr. Skin. (Have to fill out a form for the credit card company.) The refunded the charge immediately.

Still have to get a new credit card number now. I hate that.

bearbee said...

Anyone know much about installation of residential solar panels? Book suggestions?

Any doubt that the latest CIA-Bush administration withheld counterterrorism program info is to divert the spotlight away from Pelosi, etal, lying about what they knew/were told by the CIA about the torture issue?

Christy said...

Bearbee, I'm totally willing to believe there were ops not shared with Pelosi and that gang of NYT sources. And I'm okay with it if lives were at stake. If I look deep down in to the bottom of my heart, I truly believe Pelosi wouldn't hesitate to leak identifying info on our assets in Al Qaeda.

traditionalguy said...

Christy... Pelossi would never dare be a traitor, unless there was no chance of being caught and there was good money already paid to her cut-out man.

JackOfClubs said...

Since Althouse isn't around, shouldn't we be talking about squirrels?

former law student said...

I truly believe Pelosi wouldn't hesitate to leak identifying info on our assets in Al Qaeda.

If declaring that the Speaker is a likely traitor is christy's idea of frothy and frivolous, I'd hate to see what she considers to be serious and somber.

rhhardin said...

Some cheerful summer color in Ohio.

It's not easy being green.

Dog, alas, is inside, as I was just returning from photographing corn.

You really need a dog observing ... to get a decent photo of ....

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hi Professor. I saw waaaay down the threads you bought a bike. Congrats! Now you need to really kick it into gear and get ready for the Horribly Hilly Hundred.

I did it two years ago and only puked twice. I'm just not built for hills.

rhhardin said...

I've had my credit card number stolen twice (two different numbers) in the last 3 months, so apparently some major retailer is not as secure as he is supposed to be.

The card company is nice about it at least.

Look into virtual card numbers; they're free and only one merchant can use each. Log in, get number, paste into merchant's form. The bad guy then can't use it, or if he does you know which merchant has the problem, if the bad guy uses it before the merchant does.

bearbee said...

re: virtual card numbers, do you continue to have a permanent number assigned through your credit card company? If not, how does the billing appear if there is no permanent number?

I checked Amazon which does seem to have virtual card numbers.

William said...

I don't think it is fair to criticize Obama's decision to restrict our forces to the use rubber bullets as being unrealistic. Mankind has been using metal bullets for centuries and what has it gotten us but more wars and more deaths. It's time someone turned down the volume and played a more peaceable tune. The rubber bullets sting plenty, and it is even possible for a combatant to lose an eye or break a rib. To claim that the use of rubber bullets is "going easy" on AQ is preposterous. Until such time as the styrofoam bullet is perfected, Obama will continue to use rubber bullets and as many as are needed to dissuade AQ. What rubber bullets do not create are martyrs and further cause for more martyrdom. Can't we all just take a deep breath and see how Obama's new vision of a kinder, gentler war plays out......And as for charging members of our armed forces with murder for previous actions, well that is gross exaggeration. There will, to be sure, be Truth & Reconciliation Hearings before the Senate. The point of these hearings will not be to criminally charge any member of the service. The point rather will be to examine why heavily armed young men were sent into stressful situations where surely their superiors could predict that enemy combatants would be murdered. It is important that these officers acknowledge their culpability and seek the pardon of the world if we are ever to move forward and gain the trust of the Arab street. Thank God, we have a leader who is not afraid to take a few risks for peace.

rhhardin said...

You have your ordinary card; your (online) account with the credit card company lets you generate another number whenever you want that's linked to it, and that is what you give the merchant. Only one merchant can use it, so it's no use to steal (after he's used it), and even then you're no more liable for a fraudulent charge than you are on your regular card.

You can put dollar limits and a time limit on it (otherwise it's one-time use) as well.

Synova said...

Frothy and frivolous?

I got an e-mail "update" in my own name posted on Instapundit... I think it was Sunday. My husband and I laughed over my 15 seconds of fame. :-)

And I applied for a job today, which truly sucks when you've been a stay-at-home mom... "Sure I haven't had a job in 10 years except these two short term things, but I'd be a GREAT employee, honest!"

So wish me luck.

former law student said...

I got an e-mail "update" in my own name posted on Instapundit... I think it was Sunday. My husband and I laughed over my 15 seconds of fame. :-)

we need a link!

And I applied for a job today,

Yay! Good luck to you. Juggling tasks and priorities teaches SAHMs good time management skills, don't forget.

Deborah said...

"Some cheerful summer color in Ohio."

Is there ever any bad weather in Ohio? It's always so beautiful in your photos.

Credit cards: our number was stolen at a restaurant by someone when we used it to pay for a meal. They charged $1,000 in computer games. Our bank caught it before we did, all our money was refunded.

A few weeks ago, my blog was visited by someone at the CIA. I do not know anyone at the CIA. Should I be worried?

Crimso said...

"A few weeks ago, my blog was visited by someone at the CIA. I do not know anyone at the CIA. Should I be worried?"

I'm sure someone at the NYT could tell you.

Synova said...

"we need a link!"

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/81755/


I should make myself a little cheat sheet so I can remember how to do the hyperlink thing.

rhhardin said...

Is there ever any bad weather in Ohio? It's always so beautiful in your photos.

The dog won't go out in the rain, so there's nothing to take pictures of then.

Dislike of rain is in the breed standard for Dobermans.

Actually she'll ignore the rain if you make her walk in it for a quarter mile or so; but the camera doesn't care for water in any case.

TMink said...

Synova, best wishes as you re-enter the job market. Hang in there and prosper.

Trey

David said...

I want to frivol all day long.

Jennifer said...

Good luck, Synova! I only spent six years off the market, and I feel your pain. For me, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The employer who was most willing to take a gamble on an unknown turned out to be the employer who thinks on their feet and makes intelligent and interesting moves. Almost a self selecting bias going on there. I hope you find the same fortune in your search.

Deborah said...

"Sure I haven't had a job in 10 years ...Stay at home mom isn't a job? It sure seemed like *work* to me. It was the hardest thing I ever did.

Synova said...

If I were applying for a job as a SAHM... I'd be set. ;-P

Michael Hasenstab said...

I passed through a town called Clam Gulch today. That's an odd name for a town. Gulch suggests the old west, hot, dusty, dry, dangerous terrain. Clam suggests wet, ocean shore, seaweed, salt air, rain. Clam Gulchis just a weird name, or perhaps some pioneer had a sense of humor.

I also passed through a town called Beaver Falls. The town next to it should have been named Beaver Gets Right Back Up. That would have been good for tourism.

Deborah said...

Clam Gulch, AK is famous for razor clams.

rhhardin said...

They're towns named after female body parts.

bearbee said...

re: virtual credit card numbers, called the issuing bank of my cc, it does not have a virtual option.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Razor clams? Sounds like the street gang of the clam world.