January 16, 2010

Another late night in the Crazy Water Café...

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... where we never rest, but we don't work very hard either.

25 comments:

Beth said...

This looks like a good place for me to say "Who dat!"

peter hoh said...

Congratulations on your team winning, Beth. For this week at least.

Fred4Pres said...

Coakley should not be accusing anyone of misconduct when it comes to rape:


UPDATE: More thoughts from Dan Riehl and William Jacobson. [LATER: From the comments at Jacobson's: "Realistically speaking, though, most 23-month-olds who've been raped with a hot curling iron don't require the morning after pill."]

Glenn Reynolds

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

Cannot grasp photo! Must find BONG! Need WEED!

Today on the menu we have WHITE RUSSIAN which is a mix of WHITE WIDOW with AK-47 apparently.

Beth said...

Thanks, peter. This week, next week and one more week after that. Geaux Saints!

Julius Ray Hoffman said...
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El Pollo Real said...

Ripple

An American Beauty

edutcher said...

I like the top one.

You're having a lot of fun playing with the photos, aren't you?

WV "inciple" Where you are sent when you tick off the eacher.

ricpic said...

The blue
The blue
The blue
Is a balm
I fall into.

Beth said...

Next up, the NFC championship. And from there? Teddy sang it best. (RIP Mr. Pendergrass.)

Ann Althouse said...

"You're having a lot of fun playing with the photos, aren't you?"

Yes, but it takes surprisingly little to bring out the shapes and colors that are really in the water. Town Lake in Austin is quite clear and it has a gentle flow to it and buildings and bridges that are reflected. It amazes me what can be seen in water if you just look. Once you start to notice, you see more and more and you wonder why everyone doesn't stop and look at how cool it is. I feel like I'm on a drug that no one else has. It is really there to be seen!

virgil xenophon said...

Don't know if Beth is old enough to remember when the Saints played uptown in late 60s, early 70s on Tulane's campus in old Tulane Stadium (the Sugar Bowl) but one of the ABSOLUTELY LOL unique aspect of those games were the beer vendors. The "Beer Men" in most stadiums wander around hawking their suds carrying wire baskets full of warm beer in soggy cups. At Tulane stadium, however, they roamed w. green skuba tanks strapped to their backs full of ice cold draft with thick rigid plastic cups attached on each side. The guy would give you a cup to use for the entire game and fill and re-fill with a pressure hose from the tank. LOL. ONLY in New Orleans!!

I'd tell out-of-town friends about it and they would swear I was making it up. Fond memories...

(and the beer really WAS kept colder that way, and the cup never cracked or wilted--a very ingenious and efficient [and colorful] system)

XWL said...

A disturbing turn of events in the Late Night Wars, Pres. Obama switches teams! (and hairdos, accordingly)

Chip Ahoy said...

Would you care to see the hors d'oeuvres I made for dinner last night?

David said...

Funny, Chip.

How are the arteries?

David said...
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David said...

More seriously, I want everyone to notice who the Americans are who were in Haiti when the earthquake hit.

Were they liberals from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Berkley?

No, they are not. They are in the largest part people from small cities and town and rural areas who are among the dread "Christian Conservatives." They go and they work and many of them stay for long periods of time. I learned this in Africa, where I encountered such people all over Ethiopia.

A little noticed fact about the dastardly evangelicals.

HT said...

Is this personal?!

Do I not deserve a reply?

How very very strange.

virgil xenophon said...

Amen to that, David. I was just making EXACTLY the same point on another site. The very people their moral and intellectual "betters" actively detest and despise busily working hands-on to help the very people that those on the left claim all their statist, Stalinist social policies are theoretically designed to help--the "helpless" "little people."--the sick, lame and destitute.

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The Drill SGT said...

David said...
More seriously, I want everyone to notice who the Americans are who were in Haiti when the earthquake hit.


and some young men in ACU's from those same small towns. You know, the ones too dumb to do anything but volunteer to be cannon fodder in Bushitler's wars?

BTW: apparently the Haitian government is now complaining that we aren't turning over all the supplies to them when we land them.

peter hoh said...

Conservativism reduced to "someone somewhere thinks that they are better than the rest of us."

peter hoh said...

That's not intended to dismiss the terrific work that missionaries are doing all over the world. Some of my relatives are currently serving in the mission field. Several more are retired missionaries.

Beth said...

I know from experience here in New Orleans these past five years how loving and generous and expansive are the people motivated by their faiths to go out and help others. I also know from that experience that there are also many others motivated by other values, by both religious and liberal values, and so on. I have no reason to doubt that there are missionaries on the ground, doing good work in Haiti every day. But I have no reason to believe that there are no "liberals from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Berkley". Asserting that is just silly chest-pounding.

vbspurs said...

No, they are not.

David, with all due respect, your words cast too broad a net for it to be truthful.

I will say this though: in 2000, I went down to Peru to help out in building a water and sanitation system in a desolate village, for 6 weeks. It was a kind of mini Peace Corps, and please, I didn't do it because I'm Mother Teresa or anything. It was to pad my resumé for Med School.

It was co-sponsored by several local entities here, non of which were religious. But the volunteers doing the work (around 25) were 90% exactly the kind of people David mentioned. American kids from small cities, the overwhelming majority from the Midwest with some Southerners thrown in.

Our one northerner was from Vermont, and he was gay. Like me, he was applying to grad school. He also refused to attend the daily prayer circle to start off the day.

Before boarding AeroPeru, I remarked to my parents that all the Americans on the flight looked like Christian missionaries. Turned out the two groups seated next to me were.

So are there Berkeley libs in Haiti helping out? I wouldn't at all be surprised. But they are not representative of the bunch, you can bank on it.

Cheers,
Victoria