June 15, 2010

At the Perfectly Orange Café...

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... everything is perfectly arranged.

51 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

It almost looks like a painting.

Chip Ahoy said...

Speaking or orange, that's what I had tonight with flatiron steak.

And woo to the pic.

Irene said...

Shrimp!

Palladian said...

Looks lovely, Chip. I'm currently cooking some French lentils 'cause I have nothing else in the larder. Of course if people buy my prints and drawings I could afford some lovely beef as well.

Palladian said...

I know that was shameless, but I'm desperate! I think I've earned some shamelessness around here...

Dead Julius said...

Here's the tragic story of a 14-year-old child abductor.

How sad! He had his whole life ahead of him, and now the young teenager has to go to court to clear his name, lest he be sent to jail and then branded a sex offender for the rest of his life. (More about this here.)

Some good ole' Republican law-and-order here! Good for those hard-working Orlando cops that they caught this horrible monster!

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Julius, Orlando elected that notorious, hate-filled, far left Democrat Alan Grayson to Congress. Why blame Republicans? Why not blame Democrats? or Disney?

Toy

Dead Julius said...

@Toy-

Both parties use fear to maintain political power now. And they leverage that fear with all the Oprah New Age victimhood shit that Crack is always ranting about.

It's what they do now, and I mean that quite literally. Republicans and Democrats in office seem to spend most of their time promoting fear.

The Leftists who are in on the scheme are dishonest idiots.

The establishment Republicans know better but go in on the scheme anyway.

edutcher said...

Absolutely orange! I had a neighbor who grew roses a gorgeous scarlet, but I can't recall ever seeing such a deep shade of orange.

Irene said...

Shrimp!

When you call me that, smile ;)

Dead Julius said...
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Irene said...

edutcher, ;-)

Dead Julius said...

This is from an apparent liberal, and he seems to be searching for something like the Tea Party:

Do laws even matter today?

money quote:

A legal system cannot demand the faith and fealty of the governed when rules are seen as arbitrary and deceptive. Our leaders have led us... to a crisis of faith where citizens no longer believe that laws have any determinant meaning. It is politics, not the law, that appears to drive outcomes — a self-destructive trend for a nation supposedly defined by the rule of law.

peter hoh said...

Perhaps Althouse is rooting for the Dutch.

I caught the Brazil-North Korea match this afternoon, without audio.

So what was the deal? Is Brazil really that bad, or did they get put off their game by the fast-paced, swarming style from the NK side? I guess no one told the North Koreans that they were supposed to roll over.

Maicon's run was perfectly timed, but I was sure he was going to run out of real estate when he laced the ball into the net. Brilliant goal.

It's not like I thought that NK had a chance against Brazil, but if they can play like that again, they might take a win from Portugal.

traditionalguy said...

Peter...Maybe the NK's have a lot more to lose than missing out on fame and fortune...their lives and the lives of their families. Stalinist methods are brutal for brutality's sake.

Lem said...

I was so immersed in Obama bashing I dint stop to smell the rose ;)

Lem said...

Anyway.. I had a good time driving my dad.. for about seven hours.. he drove the rest.

I caught a sign in PA that said "where is the birth certificate?"..
We both happen to see it and when I finally did a half hearted ha ha (because I didn't get it right away) my father asked me what do you think?

..he eventually told me about what he calls the "American Concupiscence of Obama".

and of course he told me ther is a price to pay for that kind of thing.

He told me that "codicia" (lust) is not only a material, nor only a sexual mater the way people like to pretend.

He said that any object of desire that is able to overcome fears, it is a (for lack of a better explanation) godlike.

According to my father.. the seemingly "impossibility" of Obama becoming president played right into his theme of "hope and change".. So that when it did happened (he became president) people assigned to it a divine like experience/intervention.. and now with the spill he is (unlike Bush) "uniquely qualified" to stop it.. or everything they believed is in jeopardy.

I wish I could put it to you all in the poetic way my father does.

When he spoke.. it was as if I already knew it.. It felt good.

Lem said...

For people to blame themselves for the spill is a stretch.. it is the only thing keeping Obamas hopes alive.

Lem said...

If people blame Obama.. in their minds (says my father) they might as well blame themselves.. specially if they voted for him (i said) ... and my father said after a pause that seemed jarring dislocated.. my father voted for Obama.

I didn't react to that.. (thank God) It would have been disrespectful to him.. the fact that he told me it was not so as to give me an opportunity to call it into question. I think it it was more to brace waht he had been telling me about.. "The American Concupiscence of Obama" had been real enough to carry him away like a Hoover Dam Relief.

Fred4Pres said...

You know what, I am no fan of Obama's BS, but but I like this put down of the British.

Lem said...

we drove for 12 hours.. music was a major topic.

He told me (again) as though for the first time in detail why he loved classical music.

We listened to his Chopin cds.

I have no doubt whence or how my music propensities origins.. my father is a romantic putts, very much like myself.

Lem said...

BTW Fred.. When I saw that commercial, during a game last night btwg Brazil and North Korea, I thought it was about Virginia, Pennsylvania tourism or something like that.

And then the cars came :)

It was well done.

Lem said...

Btw.. the flower .. even if nobodt noticed when we gor there.

The Crack Emcee said...

I still have your other roses as my screensaver - it really has cheered me up.

I'm keeping this one for back-up.

I did two decent posts tonight, if anybody wants to read them.

And thanks for the link, Ann - it cheered me up, too!

HKatz said...

Reminds me of some of Georgia O'Keefe's paintings.

kent said...

O/T (but too hysterically funny to let pass by):

Jerry Brown: ‘We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs’

If that isn't FTW, thread-wise: I'm gonna demand a recount!

lemondog said...

E.U. Chief Warns: Massive Government Debt Will Kill Democracy And Create New Dictatorships

Incrementally like Sandburgs little cat feet:

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on


Only once entrenched it won't readily move on without tragic consequence.

MadisonMan said...

DJulius, that is a dreadful story. I'm rooting for the 14-yo, and hoping his life returns to normal quickly.

I think the cash settlement I see in his future will help.

MadisonMan said...

P.S.: Althouse, that is a very fine photo. I also see Georgia O in it.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Beautiful!!

I also saw a Georgia O'Keeffe.

former law student said...

Re Jerry Brown: What a fool he was to be a lifelong politician, expressing opinions in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 00s, as well as in the 90s. Why could he not be smart, like Whitman and Fiorina, and keep his trap shut for decades, till he decided to enter politics at the highest level?

I'm still waiting for those who criticized Obama for his light resume to criticize Whitman and Fiorina's presumption for wanting to start at the top.

kent said...

ME: Jerry Brown: ‘We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs’

FLS: Re Jerry Brown: What a fool he was to be a lifelong politician, expressing opinions in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 00s, as well as in the 90s.

Your comment was in no way on point, re: the quote cited, above. Was that intentional, or would you like another go at it...?

former law student said...

kent -- for all we know, Whitman and Fiorina held identical views to Brown's in 1995. But none of their political thoughts or positions have been recorded -- until now.

Big Mike said...

Me, I'm chuckling over the fact that the Big Ten now has twelve teams and that the Big 12 now has ten.

rhhardin said...

Approaching Turkey in the Straw diagnosed and awaited, video from Monday bike commute.

The business model is doubtful, with the kids safely indoors in modern times.

Ann Althouse said...

I had a vision of Lem's dad as the new YouTube star. You need to make short videos of him explaining stuff like that. Capture the poetry. It could be great!

Ann Althouse said...

The reason this flower looks like a painting is because it lacks something that -- ironically -- I would put in if I were doing a painting of it. There are no black/gray shadowy areas demarcating the depths of the folds. It's just more orange. It's not what the brain thinks will be there, but it's what the camera sees.

kent said...

for all we know, Whitman and Fiorina held identical views to Brown's in 1995.

By that same logic, Whitman and Fiorina both may very well have been killer vampire ninjas in 1995, "for all we know." Brown might easily have been battening, on the sly, on the covertly harvested endocrinal fluids of small, stray Filipina orphans, "for all we know."

What we absolutely, unquestionably DO know, however, is that Jerry Brown did state, verbatim: "We need more welfare and fewer jobs."

It's perfectly okay by me if you have no particularly substantive opinion on this specific utterance, either way; this isn't a test, and you're not being graded -- certainly not by me!

I'm simply inquiring as to why -- if that is, indeed, the case -- you're bothering to respond to it at all, really.

chuck b. said...

Wake up and blog some shit. It's a new day!

Damon said...

I want to thank our host Ann Althouse for a blog that is perfectly arranged. It is a place where interesting topics in difficult areas are discussed at length. It is such a pleasure reading your blog and all the comments.

The stark reality of how progressive an idea of a blog is hit me when I visited the main page of the newspaper in my major city. The writers came across as fools - dull and missing the point. That is what I love about this place. You may disagree, but we understand the point that needs to be discussed. AA is raising the bar of expectations for many people. Thanks.

peter hoh said...

I know that Frank Rich isn't often mentioned on this blog, but I thought this response to one of his recent columns deserves some praise.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/opinion/l16rich.html

Freeman Hunt said...

I'm still waiting for those who criticized Obama for his light resume to criticize Whitman and Fiorina's presumption for wanting to start at the top.

Resumes that do not include politics are not necessarily light. In fact, generally the lesser the politics in the resume, the greater the weight.

kent said...

Occasionally, even the most cravenly servile dhimmis will -- repeatedly pressed up against the wall of absolute intolerability -- lunge forward and snap at their masters:

"In making the suspension recommendation, Lisa Cornish, UC Irvine’s director of student housing, found that the Muslim Student Union had 'planned, orchestrated and coordinated in advance' an effort to disrupt a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on Feb. 8 about U.S.-Israeli relations. The recommendation was made in late May but not made public at that time.

"Oren was shouted down repeatedly by Muslim students who stood up and delivered statements such as 'Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech.' Supporters cheered as the students were escorted away by police, and each time Oren attempted to resume his speech, another student jumped up with another outburst."


Read the whole thing.

former law student said...

Occasionally, even the most cravenly servile dhimmis

"Dhimmis" are Christians and Jews. What on earth does kent have against Christians and Jews?

kent said...

ME: Read the whole thing.

FLS: What on earth does kent have against Christians and Jews?

Fail.

former law student said...

Kent was unable to explain why he's slurring Christians and Jews.

kent said...

Kent was unable to explain why he's slurring Christians and Jews.

Pffftt. Doubling down on an already failed gambit simply makes you twice as spectacularly spastic a loser, ultimately. In Vegas, the suckers perennially prone to such sad, desperate displays are routinely referred to as "fish."

For your future reference... fish.

AllenS said...

I see a pool of blood. Is that an outline of an ear? Has there been any stabbings lately?

former law student said...

Kent cannot explain why he types the things he does.

kent said...

former law student said...

[::Kent sniffs air; wrinkles nose::] Ewwwww.

On to more adult conversational topics, then: Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop

kent said...

Former Official Fellator-In-Residence Jon Stewart, brutally dismantling former holy icon Obama bit by dissembling, deceitful bit.

Must-See TV!

wilddogsandenglishmen said...

Lovely photo.