February 5, 2011

At the Winter Sunset Café...

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... tell us all your subtly dark thoughts and secrets.

35 comments:

Trooper York said...

Good luck to the Packers.

Trooper York said...

And you fudge packers too!

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Kirby Olson said...

A fun article in the Notable and Quotable in the WSJ yesterday mentioned that Obama's former backer John Heileman has turned against him, and quotes Valerie Jarrett (Obama's friend and adviser" "he'd never really had a nine-to-five job in his life. Obama didn't know what he didn't know yet Obama's self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about {Rahm} emmanuel's replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, 'You now, I'd make a good chief of staff.'"

What's happened to Obama?

He started out on top, and now everybody is running from him as fast as they can go, while arguing that he is a serious disaster.

His supreme self-confidence reminds me of the lines in Christina Hoff Sommers' book Who Stole Feminism? in which she points out that Asian Americans have almost no confidence about their math and science ability, but are the best. African Americans are super confident in every category, even in math and science, and see no room for improvement.

It's a terrifying thought that this might apply to our president himself!

I guess it serves the country right for thinking about getting a first rather than a best. What has happened to this country as a meritocracy?

Is it still a meritocracy?

Trooper York said...

Everybody should have a safe and happy and healthy day tomorrow.

Trooper York said...

Bacon for everyone!

Meade get crackin'

k*thy said...

Bacon & waterchestnuts, I'm hoping.

Freeman Hunt said...

I know that all the older men with normally immaculate yards on this street are stewing. No one can shovel his walk because nobody in Arkansas owns a snow shovel.

Big Mike said...

@Freeman, have your neighbors go here. Just make sure they go through the Professor's Amazon link!

The Crack Emcee said...

... tell us all your subtly dark thoughts and secrets.

I didn't say it on the other thread, but I'm going to celebrate when Jane Fonda dies, just as I did when the Maharishi hit the fan.

I'm going to party every time an icon of that piece-of-shit culture kicks.

And, please, feel free to do the same for me.

Big Mike said...

Or if they have a John Deere lawn tractor, they could go here.

edutcher said...

I am Batman.

(If you've seen Batman Forever, this will make sense)

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

I miss my son, who is in boot camp at Parris Island, SC. Only 10 weeks to go.

Toy

WV: hancotic: an opioid that only works on Han (Chinese). Well, there are some drugs that DON'T work well on certain ethnic groups...

Almost Ali said...

”Tough” guys.

BJM said...

71 degrees here...sitting on the deck with a glass of pinot watching the sunset while a butterflied leg of lamb cooks on the grill.

We tolerate the crazies and nannies for just such a Winter's evening.

Elliott A said...

I found out this afternoon, courtesy of my son John Althouse (no relation to Ann) that prior to the 2010 season, the major league baseball rule for maximum bat diameter was surreptitiously changed from 2.75 inches, which has been the standard for 114 years to 2.61 inches. While making no difference to balls struck solidly, previous foul tips become misses, etc. Sure enough, 2010, the "year of the pitcher" had five no hitters, and it should have been six if an umpire had not blown a call at first base.

In a game where stats are comparable across generations and the basic rules have been unchanged since the 19th century (don't get me started on the DH), to sneak this rule change in without announcement boggles the mind. There was clearly some nefarious purpose to this, perhaps attempting to show how effective the anti steroid policies have been.

ricpic said...

Tinted, very nice they were,
Those olden views of streams and such,
With brushy trees as though of fur,
And fluffy skies and else not much.

PaulV said...

Eliot A, likely because broken bats have become dangerous. It may reduce number of pop ups.

ricpic said...

Tinted, very nice they were,
Those olden views of streams and such,
With brushy trees as though of fur,
And cotton skies and else not much.

Kirby Olson said...

Elliot A, on NPR this afternoon (a guilty pleasure) the car talk guys said there was some measurement on cars that has never changed, and they meant that it could be like the distance between knobs on the radio, or something like the radius of a tire, and asked for callers to call in. I didn't hear the answer. Did anybody hear the answer?

I'm sorry to hear about the bats. Drives you bats, don't it?

All the balls are made in Costa Rica, for now.

garaji mahal said...

#44 Donny Anderson representing. Sweet.

PETER V. BELLA said...

I am all for bacon!!!!!!! Gods great food. Millionaires Bacon is the best. Pack strips of bacon on both sides with brown sugar. Bake in 350 oven until hard like candy.

Man on man!!!!!!!

Henry said...

Why is there a tax credit for a $20,000 hybrid car, but not for a $500 bicycle?

BJM said...

@Henry

Because there's not a bicycle lobby?

Freeman Hunt said...

I think I'm slowly getting more conservative-conservative and less libertarian-conservative as I age.

Or maybe I just hate gambling.

I hate that we have the lottery here now. And I hate that our local media is so lame that they report unadulterated press releases from the lottery commission and local casinos as news.

One such press release was that a new casino was the tallest building between Siloam Springs and Tulsa. Wow. Amazing. I hear it even had to compete with a two story house and a grain silo for that title.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

PETER V. BELLA said...

Man on man!!!!!!!

Whatever kind of action you're into.

Almost Ali said...

What is a café without a little romance…

JAL said...

Hey Toy.

Semper fi!

If you can communicate with him (not much as I recall -- ) so make that -- when you communicate with him give him my best and tell him I appreciate his service.

He has chosen a great branch. (And this from an Army family. Hoo ahh.)

traditionalguy said...

A bad omen for Wisconsin's team in the Super bowl is the report that the Steelers are practicing at TCU's facilities in Ft Worth and picking up the winner's attitude in the air there. The Packers are using a High School facility at Highland Park in Dallas. That was Matthew Stafford's school...and he is injury prone. Uh oh.

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AllenS said...

Here's my latest big idea. I'm thinking about buying a 1962 IH Scout. Haven't seen it yet, but was told that it has very little rust, has a motor, but unfortunately the rear end went out. Doing some digging on the internet, think I can get parts to fix it. I'm thinking maybe the pinion. $700 for the Scout. It's located in Menominee, about 40 miles from me. I'll drive down there sometime this week and check it out. It would be a nice project vehicle. If I could put a snowplow on it, great! Then I wouldn't have to sit on the tractor in the cold, freezing my ass off.

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

@tradguy, if I believed in omens, I'd read all that as a good one for the Pack.

I predict greatness. Hard-fought game. Never say die Packers score 4 times, win by more than 3 points.

Almost Ali said...

Meet my Black Magic Woman...

Henry said...

@BJM -- I suppose so. Green subsidies are for the rich.

traditionalguy said...

You got me fair and square, Meade. I asked a question and you made a direct positive statement. So where does this leave me on the Manhood spectrum? ST and Crack will have to put me way past you onto the woman lover" side. Me and Ben Rothlesberger just can't get no respect around here. My omens will give you Green Bay and 10.

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

You're giving me Green Bay plus 10 points? You have yourself a bet, tradguy.

The spectrum? Not even a question. Win or lose, wrong or right, the traditionalguy will always be the proverbial man's man. Up and down. Open and shut. Case closed. In the book.