July 3, 2010

At the Holiday Weekend Café...

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... you can carry on without me. I'll have some news-related stuff later, but for now, I'm up late and the family is hankering to get out into the 3-D world of commerce and recreation. Back later!

38 comments:

Pogo said...

I'm a loofa, not a fighter.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Milkweed! Any bumblebees in that bloom?

Toy

edutcher said...

"(T)he family is hankering to get out into the 3-D world of commerce and recreation."

Ann: I guess we can let blogging go for a bit...

Kids: Grandma, Grandma, Grandma, Grandma, Grandma, can we ...?

Ann: Meade, does Drudge have anything new on breasts right now?

Rialby said...

"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected," former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd.

Garage? AL? Monty?

Over to you.

EDH said...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army has dropped the Vietnam-era name “psychological operations" for... “Military Information Support Operations," or MISO.

But that's Vietnam-era too, isn't it, as in "MISO horny"?

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Rialby, I am so steamed by all the fawning over Robert Byrd. Ugh. That man has had his name stamped on just about every bit of concrete in West Virginia. I've seen Neo-neocon's posts on him, but I'd like to see even more on his level of narcissism. This just burns me up. Even the NAACP was singing his praises. I don't know of any Republican who has ever had this level of racism--and wouldn't expect to, since the KKK was a Democrat organization. Why is there not an uproar over the adulation this man is getting? He should have been quietly laid to rest, and the world then try to forget him. Any West Virginians out there want to help enlighten me? I know WV people are mostly not in his category. Aren't you all a little upset about living in his fiefdom?

Jason (the commenter) said...

the family is hankering to get out into the 3-D world of commerce and recreation

Will a review of The Last Airbender be forthcoming?

Rialby said...

Well, let's not forget about Bill Clinton's love of racist politicians like his mentor Senator J. William Fulbright.

Message: Racism is acceptable if you're pro-choice.

Pogo said...

I'm a loafer, not a fighter.

lemondog said...

Septic truck

rhhardin said...

Old and young Smooth Sumac.

Flowering times differ.

The berries are not favored by birds, so last until early spring when birds are really driven to eat what they can, all the good stuff having been wasted earlier.

Fast-growing lightweight tree - often considered a weed - gives fine shade next to a house.

It tries to grow everywhere.

GMay said...

"Garage? AL? Monty?"

garage will go all tu quoque...

AL will completely derail the thread with a red herring that could cut down the mightiest tree in the forest...

MontyMonty wouldn't touch this one...

And don't forget Ritmo. Ritmo will make 7 posts of no less than 6500 words total explaining how Byrd's KKK tryst really wasn't a big deal and how Rand Paul's problems with the '64 CRA act are far far worse than Byrd's personal filibuster of the same act...

Oh, and then Jeremy will burst into the thread projecting his ball-sucking fantasies.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

RH, do you pronounce sumac as SOO-mak or SHOE-mak? In Central Ohio, all I hear is Soo-mak, and people look at me funny when I say SHOE-mak, but that's how we pronounced it in Southern Ohio. The online dictionaries have both.

Toy

Trooper York said...

Don't forget hd. He even has a post on his blog dedicated to the memorary of this racist piece of shit.

It amazing to me how the liberals who post here love Byrd and go to any extreme to gloss over the evil that he did.


Jeez you would think he was a communist or something the way they love him so!

peter hoh said...

Not a fan of Byrd myself, but I was surprised to read Rod Dreher's reflections about the man.

victoria said...

We are going to see Toy Story III today. Watch out for the 3d. Bringing my klennex.


Vicki

MamaM said...

I've sprayed the pods gold, fed the leaves to a monarch caterpillar, marveled at the silkiness and compact packaging of the seed parachutes, and played a part in their unusual distribution system, but had no clue the blooms looked like this.

"Ugly" was my first response. A bit harsh, but IMO it's not a flower that looks as if it is going to produce the engineering feat that results. It's hard to believe such an odd looking system of tubes and openings is the front end of pod production.

I enjoyed the seeing the work of the artists Chip and Crack presented in the previous post. These kinds of links are what turn this blog into an electronic version of the large Life magazine that opened the world to me in the days before internet.

edutcher said...

EDH said...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Army has dropped the Vietnam-era name “psychological operations" for... “Military Information Support Operations," or MISO.

But that's Vietnam-era too, isn't it, as in "MISO horny"?

No, that's from an SNL take off of Jeopardy.

Anent the name change, I have a feeling this is another Man-Caused Disaster. Consider the current Secretary of the Army and decide for yourself.

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Irene said...

Aretha Franklin and Condoleeza Rice will appear together in concert later this month in Philadelphia.

edutcher said...

Now that is a truly eclectic combo!

Kev said...

but for now, I'm up late

Posted by Ann Althouse at 9:20 AM


Maybe it's because I don't have kids yet, but if I were to post something on a Saturday morning at 9:20, I would consider that being up early.

Triangle Man said...

Love milkweed. Hate trumpet vine. I would be most grateful for any hints about eradicating from a perennial bed short of digging the whole bed up, which I am willing to do as a last resort.

Paul said...

In Obama's recent speech on immigration, he referred to there being 11 million "undocumented workers" in this country. He repeated that figure three times. For years now, I've been hearing about our 12 million illegals, as if that number never grows even as they keep flooding across the border. However, according to the president, the number has actually dropped by a million, but he gave no explanation. What gives? Where are those million missing Mexicans? And who is doing the jobs that only they will do?

Meade said...

@Tri Man, you might find something useful here.

Old Dad said...

Triangle Man,

No help here on the trumpet vine. My Old Dad got mdso frustrated with one bed that he poured gasoline on it and burnt it to the ground. He was going to sow it with rock salt but thought better of it.

I've had a little luck with constant pulling, but you lose lots of friendlies, too, and it's a lot of work.

lemondog said...

1776 The Musical - For God's Sake John Sit Down

Youtube @1:51

"I have come to the conclusion that 1 useless man is called a disgrace, that 2 are called a law firm, and that 3 or more become a congress..........."

Appears little has changed since 1776.

HDHouse said...

Trooper York said...
Trooper York said...
Don't forget hd. He even has a post on his blog dedicated to the memorary of this racist piece of shit."

Well trooper york, my blog only had room to post about one piece of shit. I immediately thought about you but you haven't died yet as far as I can tell although I'm sure there are any number of persons who might wish to join in on your current status...the piece of shit part not included.

Michael said...

HD: Byrd was fond of the N word right up until about 9 years ago when they began to keep the microphone from him. He was a recruiter for the KKK, not just a sometimes member. He was in the Klan for quite a while. He voted against every civil rights act.He was clearly a racist to his marrow.

He loaded ton of pork on West Virginia, a very poor state, but that should not exonerate his avid racism. Progressives would do well to steer clear of associating with Byrd, even in death.

Trooper York said...

hd loves Robert Byrd.

Trooper York said...

Robert Byrd is hd's kind of guy.

Trooper York said...

Never is heard a discouraging word about Robert Byrd around hd. Or the mainstream media.

He is a hero of the Democratic Party.

deborah said...

@TM: is diligent use of Roundup out of the question?

AllenS said...

Byrd House?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Triangle Man-

I would suggest Roundup Brush and Weed Killer concentrate. Cut the vines near the ground, then paint the cut ends with the Roundup at full strength.

I've never tried it with Trumpet vines, but I do use it for poison ivy.

Largo said...

Churchill Photo Doctored - At London Museum

The cigar was airbrushed from the main welcoming poster of a Churchill exhibit. The link is to the Daily Mail.

Ann: It's not quite current, and you might have seen it. I thought it something you might be interested in. However I have a question about gmail protocol:

Assuming "tips" like this are worthwhile, do you like to receive such stuff through gmail. or do you prefer to see such things in comments? I guess you would prefer the second in general, but there is not always an active "Cafe" thread.

If anyone else knows enough to speak for Ann, that's cool too.

Largo said...

(Again, I forgot to check the email thingy).

Ann Althouse said...

"Assuming "tips" like this are worthwhile, do you like to receive such stuff through gmail. or do you prefer to see such things in comments? I guess you would prefer the second in general, but there is not always an active "Cafe" thread."

Either is fine.