November 4, 2010

In the Theme-Day-on-the-Blog Café...



... come and rest in the shade of the Pandanus tectorius — the screwpine.

43 comments:

kent said...

In the spirit of today's theme: From Five Ways the Daily Kos Crowd Vents After the Losses:

"I don't mean to sound rash but did we not get raped last night only to wake up resembling a rape victim who convinces herself that she was at fault and could've/should've done more to prevent the attack?"

Cripes.

MnMark said...

Speaking of Kos crowd venting of hate, check out this spittle-spraying exposition.

When did it become OK to hate people for their race and age?

kent said...

When did it become OK to hate people for their race and age?

The same hour and day the sneering, contemptuous phrase "dead white males" became acceptable in academia? The day Al "Freddie's Fashion Mart/Tawana Brawley" Sharpton was embraced as a serious potential Presidential nominee by the Democratic party?

edutcher said...

Anyone who wonders where some of the nonsense that appears in the comments here comes from, now you know.

They really do love to hate, don't they?

MnMark said...

Speaking of Kos crowd venting of hate, check out this spittle-spraying exposition.

When did it become OK to hate people for their race and age?


1967, IIRC. If you were a Lefty doofus, you hated white people over 30. Now, of course, they have to hate everybody who isn't them.

kent said...

... and, from the "But-Nancy-You-SAID-You-Wanted-This-Swamp-Drained-Didn't-You?" Dept.:

After electoral drubbing, Democrats must now deal with ethics trials

New House Judiciary Chairman to Obama: Prepare for Investigations

Accountability. It's a beautiful thing.

(wv = "tallies." Oh, yes...)

traditionalguy said...

What the heck is that flora? Have all of those years of planting flora of every description changed Meade into a Frankenstein Gardener. Not that gardening lacks good authority from scripture, where that was Adam's job description (and naming a few animals right before they could evolve), but then along came Eve and nothing's been the same since.

garage mahal said...

Accountability. It's ***SNIP*!

Coming from the party of Tom Delay, Jack Abramoff, and Mark Foley, that is funny. And I hope they go all in for impeachment. That worked out so well for you the last time.

Clyde said...

Sounds like somebody has "Tonight's the Night" playing on her iPod.

wv: units! Not kidding!

Clyde said...

Garage Mahal wrote:

"Accountability. It's ***SNIP*!"

I'd say that using *SNIP* in THIS thread means that your moniker should be Garage Mohel!

Oy!

kent said...

Coming from the party of *SNIP*

Charles Rangel
Maxine Waters
Eddie Bernice Johnson

... and that's just the appetizers, mind you.

Gonna be a loooooonnnnnnnnnnnng two years for the corruptocrats of Team Blue, looks like.

Heh.

edutcher said...

Garage forgets names like William Jefferson, Maxine Waters, and Charlie Rangel.

Actually, impeachment went quite well. Once the Congressmen saw what the evidence was, it sailed through. The RINOs helped the Demos kill the trial (Specter the Defecter), but the Party of Jackson and Jefferson has the honor of the only President disbarred for perjury.

Clyde said...

Sounds like somebody has "Tonight's the Night" playing on her iPod.

I guess it's the sight of Meade burrowing in the earth that does it.

She must look quite winsome in those ankle-length skirts and Mary Janes.

PS Sad to say, I don't think one can attribute any real felonies to The Zero.

traditionalguy said...

The word from an Airline Safety Expert is that the all Cargo Carriers are about to get major new rules restricting operations. Shipping stuff will become more expensive and much slower.

traditionalguy said...

edutcher...Can't we get Obama for cheating on his golf scores? There has to be something we can investigate with a Special Counsel from the PGA.

kent said...

Oh, look. Paul Krugman's head just exploded.

Backpedaling: "It's What's For Dinner -- !!!"

garage mahal said...

... and that's just the appetizers, mind you.

Upon hearing this news I'm sure Obama will call Republican leaders to tell them he supports their stated #1 goal of destroying him, promising to work together to accommodate them.

ricpic said...

One day after a slaughter of the Left and RINOs are turning their guns on Tea Party Republicans. That's where the first and most important fight will have to be: to vanquish the RINOs.

kent said...

Geithner sought economic advice from ... Jon Stewart?

Our White House, ladies and gentlemen: where the TV clowns and the policy clowns intermingle freely.

::facepalm::

AlphaLiberal said...

I believe that's a "walking tree" that actually moves, however slowly, over time. Those above ground root things die and grow in different directions.

I saw them in Central America.

Maybe it's more of a sauntering tree...

lemondog said...

...the screwpine.

Resembles government tentacles grasping at all it can get.

The Fed Buys TIPS

The Federal Reserve, while telling the public that inflation is low, is spending $27 billion to buy protection for itself against inflation.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Speaking of Kos crowd venting of hate, check out this spittle-spraying exposition.

No thanks. I've already seen the cantina scene in Star Wars.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Geithner sought economic advice from ... Jon Stewart?

Speaking of Jon boy, he had a clip of Huckabee likening the GOP takeover in the House to the 1812 madrid earthquake that reversed the flow of the Mississippi.

Scene cuts to Stewart looking perplexed than saying yeah, it killed thousands of people!!! Actually from what I have read, there really wasn't any record of a death toll since the whole region was sparsely populated to begin with. But I guess you can't let facts get in the way of a good joke.

kent said...

Coconuts removed from trees 'to protect Obama' in India...

Oh, dear. ROTFLMAO!!!

Rialby said...

Here's a question I have not seen discussed.... were the UPS bombs radiological? Last week I heard someone briefly mention that one of the bombs was picked up because of its radiation signal but then never heard another word.

Then I heard on the radio this morning that a terrorism expert said that if one of the bombs went off in a plane flying low over a neighborhood it would have caused horrible damage. I thought, really? A plane went directly into a neighborhood in Queens in 2001 and caused less than 10 deaths on the ground. Doesn't seem as horrific as he implied. At least not by AQ standards.

edutcher said...

The Geithner item is a real laugher. Right up there with Babs Streisand sending words of advice to Willie and Dick 'Gebhard'.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Geithner sought economic advice from ... Jon Stewart?

Speaking of Jon boy, he had a clip of Huckabee likening the GOP takeover in the House to the 1812 madrid earthquake that reversed the flow of the Mississippi.


It's New Madrid.

kent said...

Coconuts removed from trees 'to protect Obama' in India...

It could only help if one got him. As is, he's bringing half the Navy to keep his bony self safe.

lemondog said...

More wreckage with voracious maws eagerly awaiting manna from those grasping government tentacles.......

S&P: Fannie, Freddie Overhaul Could Cost $685 Billion.

Meade said...

Rest in peace, Sparky Anderson.

"I got good players, stayed out of their way, let them win a lot and then just hung around for 26 years," he said during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech in 2000.

Clyde said...

That's sad about Sparky. I would bet that Cincinnati and Detroit will both have his initials on their uniforms next season.

k*thy said...

RIP, Sparky. Though I never lived in Cincinnati or Detroit, I always admired this guy. One of my alltime baseball faves, along with Brooks and Robin.

Trooper York said...

Out of respect for Meade and Darcy I will not have Sparky try out for PA announcer.

Although the fact that his Big Red Machine beat the Yankees is not a good omen for him. But I will put in a good word for him this Sunday.

Because you see God is a Yankee Fan.

Sixty Grit said...

RIP Sparky. He was a great coach.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Because you see God is a Yankee Fan.

Well that explains why the Confederacy lost.

traditionalguy said...

Was Pete Rose placing bets with his bookie on Sparky's exact date of death? Cincinnati was a great team to watch in the mid 70s. My favorite Reds player to watch was Johnny Bench, and there was also Joe Morgan.

Alex said...

The question is can that tree be turned into salad? Looks kinda tough.

chuck b. said...

That must be in a greenhouse in Madison. Very common landscaping plant on Kauai, not so much the other Hawaiian islands.

ricpic said...

Rumor has it the Yanks are in serious talks with Bench for that bat of his. Defensively he should do as well as Posada so no loss there. Yup, the Yanks are seriously looking for the 60 year old talent out there.

Big Mike said...

Seeing those tree roots so close to the thorny edges of those leaves made me wince.

Which is no doubt why you took the picture.

Big Mike said...

Am I the only person who remembers back when Geithner was so absolutely necessary to the Obama administration because he was the only person who could help fix the economy and therefore we had to overlook his teensy, weensy tax problem?

Looks like Geithner could no more figure out how to fix the economy than he could figure out how to use TurboTax.

John Burgess said...

@ Alex: Not exactly, but its leaves are used for flavoring in a lot of S. Asian/S.E. Asian foods. It goes under the name Pandan or Pandanus, if you're looking for it in your local Asian market.

Fred4Pres said...

screwpine?

I am going to burn in hell for posting this but what the heck.

The best cover of a Partridge Family song evah. Plus Danny gets a break on being the family screw up today.

edutcher said...

Absolutely correct, Mike. TARP was Geithner's big idea and we see how well it worked (Google the name Neil Barofsky or start here).

The idea that Tim the Tax Cheat is huddling with Stewart is beyond ridiculous. That more than a few RINOs were all for him should make them obsolete as far as Congress is concerned.

kent said...

... and, seguing naturally from discussion of the Partridge Family:

David Cassidy arrested for DUI

Holy Christ, but that's one horrifying mug shot! (Second photo from top.) He looks like a freaking Sleestak -- !!!

former law student said...

I came to report that the first station for California High Speed Rail will be... wait for it...

Fresno!

It's easier to acquire right-of-way that will permit doing the full 220 mph.

Who remembers the short lived Carol Burnett series where she was the matriarch of the raisin empire?

And the other terminal will be either Merced, or Bakersfield (Nashville West).

Calypso Facto said...

Cow = Bovine
Horse = Equine
Sheep = Ovine
Goat = Caprine
Rabbit = SCREWPINE?

Or maybe a different nomenclature tack: 2 or more Pandus are called Screwpine, while a single member of the species is called Jack Pine?