March 30, 2011

At the Early Spring Café...

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... we're looking for signs of flowers....

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... and Daisy pops up ...

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... and spirals.

86 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

The humming birds are back. My wood pile is depleted, but not completely empty.

Sixty Grit said...
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Quayle said...

Can't wait to see the results.

Trooper York said...

Hey it looks like Meade is back at work!

That ought to satisfy all the douchenozzles who are so worried about what he does all day.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Dog looks like he about to take a po.

Trooper York said...

Exactly. Now we are getting back to normal.

MadisonMan said...

So what are those? I walked by on my way home from downtown in the flurries over the weekend, and couldn't tell. They're not daffodils or tulips. Hyacinth?

Hoosier Daddy said...

In my old neighborhood there was a guy who would walk his dog, about the size of the one in that picture that would invariably stop and take a horse sized dump in my front yard. The owner naturally left it there as he must have thought I enjoyed the sights and smell of freshly dropped dog crap in my front lawn. I did ask him once if he would be so kind as to scoop up his dog crap and he just ignored me and walked on. Weird really as he only lived a block down my street.

So I spent a whole week collecting dog poo from my front lawn and then one day cerimoniously depsoited on his front porch. I still get the warm and fuzzies when reminiscing of that.

Coketown said...

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

rhhardin said...

Gee, good caller to Rush at 55 minutes of the middle hour.

David said...

Good doggie!

rhhardin said...

Say you've just given your dog a bath, and it's a matter of getting him outside without his shaking the water loose.

Give him a dumbbell to hold.

The shake starts at the head, and he can't start a shake with a dumbbell in his mouth.

You perhaps need to teach the hold command so he doesn't put it down and shake.

Simon said...

Last week, I grilled out, and flowers were starting to appear, green shoots starting to appear—and this morning it was snowing. Indiana weather, man.

Trooper York said...

I have the problem of dogs peeing on the side of the store all the time. Until I put my mixture of cayenne pepper and tabasco on the corner and it is all right for a little while.

Trooper York said...

Aren't those crocus coming out?

chickelit said...

Are there jacks in those pulpits?

Sixty Grit said...
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chickelit said...

That ought to satisfy all the douchenozzles who are so worried about what he does all day.

"The ground is rich from tender care, repay do not forget"

traditionalguy said...

So is that lovable spaniel named Daisy?

Titus said...

Not rare english springer spaniel.

We are furious about the new book that says Gandhi was gay and racist.

Jesus, do you Americans think everyone is racist and gay?

chickelit said...

We are furious about the new book that says Gandhi was gay and racist.

I heard there's a movie coming out called Corpus Christi that posits that Jesus and his disciples were all gay.

This is today's Hollywood.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Indiana weather, man.

Proof that God has a sense of humor.

PatCA said...

Daisy must be a fan of Willow Smith!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymKLymvwD2U

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

Once a guy had his dog pee on my store so I follewed him home and peed on his door.

But he looked like Bob Wright was it was no big dealio.

Issob Morocco said...

Allium Alley.

Joaquin said...

"We are furious about the new book that says Gandhi was gay and racist"

Not sure about gay, possibly BY and a bit "sick" as he was know to "sleep" with his grandaughter............naked.
Racist?? Hell yeah he was!

MamaM said...

We are furious...

Speaking of dogs and the Royal Wee.

ricpic said...

April is the cruelest month
And the kindest, too, when
Wafting breezes bring our noses
Lilac and dog poo.

Almost Ali said...

Hey, is it all over in Wisconsin? Have the citizens ceded control back to the unions? Or is the desperate call for Prosser ad money a call to arms? Because the impression is that the lovely Ms Kloppenburg will overturn anything and everything that smacks of fiscal responsibility the minute she reigns supreme.

(sorry for stepping on the daffodils)

ricpic said...

Titus is back! Titus is back! Titus is back!

Lay a log a log to spring
And then I'll put my little ding-a-ling
In your...thing
My dahling.

Sixty Grit said...
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chickelit said...

Titus is back! Titus is back! Titus is back!

Must be true...Meade's plot is strewn with autumn loaves.

wv= "tride" Tride and trued

Trooper York said...

Well everyone knows that Gandhi was
a lying sack of shit.

Just sayn'

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chickelit said...

@sixty grit: "Wisconsonite" sounds like a species of rock or mineral.

MadisonMan said...

That Willow Smith song is one of the worst ever. Ray Stevens is positively Beethovenish in comparison.

Stuart said...

Meade,
What is that fleece? Looks cool.

Trooper York said...

If that dog takes a dump on your foot does that make him a "cocky spaniel."

Freeman Hunt said...

Drudge is characterizing a poll showing that a large number of Americans aren't sure what Obama's religion is as a "shock poll."

What is shocking about that?

(More shocking that one in five think he's a Muslim, I think. And this quote was humorous, "The poll found the number surveyed who knew correctly that Obama is Christian actually declined, from 48 percent in March 2009 to 34 percent in August 2010." ABC must not have a lot of skeptics on staff.)

Meade said...

Stuart: 10 yr-old, cheap, from Gap.

Issob Morocco for 10 point!

DADvocate said...

Not rare english springer spaniel.

Great dogs. Friendly, lovable, gentle, maybe a little too energetic. Had one as a kid. Best dog ever.

chickelit said...

What is that fleece? Looks cool.

I agree. Meade could start his own clothing line.

Call it "Meades St. Laurent" or "Meade Lauren" or something catchy like that. Trooper could even market it bricks and mortar in Brooklyn.

Coketown said...

My old roommate had an English Springer. Awesome dogs. They're like ambulatory stuffed animals. Sharp, energetic, very cuddly. If you sat down near this one, it would sit in front of you then throw itself backwards and collapse into you. It just liked being near people but it wasn't intrusive like a lab. Only problem that annoyed its owner was everyone would call it she/her even though it was a male. But I have a rotty and everyone calls her him.

David said...

Freeman Hunt said...
Drudge is characterizing a poll showing that a large number of Americans aren't sure what Obama's religion is as a "shock poll."


Also, half think he is black, and half think he is white. They are all half right.

Freeman Hunt said...

If one in five Americans thinks that Obama is Muslim, at least one of them must be around here.

Could someone who thinks he's Muslim explain the reasoning behind that belief? Is it just his general inclination towards deference to international leaders, including those in the Middle East, that has created the impression that he's Muslim?

Freeman Hunt said...

I think he's agnostic or just generally indifferent to religion, aside from its use as a political prop.

Seems that 43% of Americans are, in turn, agnostic as to what they think of his religious beliefs!

Trooper York said...

Well there is the bean pies and the bow ties. Plus he hates America and had a clitoridectomy.

Trooper York said...

Oh and it says so on his birth certificate.

Greg Hlatky said...

Not rare english springer spaniel.

Looks more like a Brittany.

Simon said...

Hoosier, you bet. And what's funny is, I just got out of a meeting and it's fifty degrees, blue skies. If this holds three more hours, I'm grilling out tonight, just so I can say that I did!

chickelit said...
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DADvocate said...

Could someone who thinks he's Muslim explain the reasoning behind that belief?

I think it's plain old ignoracne or distrust. The one person who told me she thought Obama was Muslim was basically a redneck who wasn't well informed and distrusted most all politicians and ruling class types. It wasn't racism though. She had been married to a black guy. (Unless her marrigage turned her against blacks.)

Freeman Hunt said...

I have to give him kudos for his careful wording here:

GG: Who’s Jesus to you?

OBAMA: Right. Jesus is a historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith...


He could have just outright lied as so many politicians do on religion. I like that he seems to speak carefully on the subject and does not feign religious enthusiasm where it does not exist.

chickelit said...

@Freeman: Perhaps people confuse the nuances of black liberation theology of Wright's church with Black Muslim Theology. I'm reminded of the pastor in "A Man Named Pearl" when he remarked about how segregated America's churches are.

I also think that POTUS encourages all this (and the birther stuff too) for political gain for reasons which have been discussed here.

edutcher said...

Meade's like me. He does a lot to support the wife's home business. Often a very time-consuming endeavor.

When he can, he indulges some avocations of his own.

Titus said...

Not rare english springer spaniel.

We are furious about the new book that says Gandhi was gay and racist.


We are?

PS If Daisy really is a girl, Sherlock says "Ref, baby".

Almost Ali said...
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HT said...

I have a question. I watched some of the videos of the two of you going to the capitol building there in Madison. Meade was generally respectful but for one thing, I thought. He never seemed to take his cap off when entering the building. Why is that? Isn't it a sign of respect to do so?

Almost Ali said...

Could someone who thinks he's Muslim explain the reasoning behind that belief?

I suspect people are using Muslim in lieu of saying; he's not one of us.

Also, Islam accepts only one supreme prophet, and is his name isn't Barack.

HT said...

His father was a Muslim, another possible factor.

chickelit said...

His father was a Muslim, another possible factor.

Father and stepfather.

wv = "dintwar" By dint of KMA!

bagoh20 said...

"Say you've just given your dog a bath, and it's a matter of getting him outside without his shaking the water loose.

Give him a dumbbell to hold."


I often bath a dog by taking him in the shower with me. I get him to shake while still in there, on cue, by shaking myself like a dog. Works every time.

deborah said...

The pussy willows are blooming in Ohio, and we just got a spring snow, light and fluffy.

deborah said...

"Gee, good caller to Rush at 55 minutes of the middle hour."

You?

Ralph L said...

I often bath[e] a dog by taking him in the shower with me
You're oten bringing a dog in off the street to shower with you? Hope you're wearing protection.

MamaM said...

I think he's agnostic or just generally indifferent to religion, aside from its use as a political prop.

It's a good thing I'm not the Higher Power responsible for doling out miracles, because I consider Obama's prayer for Malia'a skirt to "get longer as she travels to that dance" as more of a sound bite than a sincere request, unless by some fluke the skirt truly is in need of some divine intervention.

It's also a good thing the Almighty which Obama appears to be referring to is said to be slow to anger and full of lovingkindness. When I hear of Obama asking the Lord to give him the strength to meet the challenges of "my office", I feel irritated. Especially so when it comes in the same breath as his request for patience as he watches Malia go to her first dance, "where there will be boys". What's that about??

If he's going to go knocking on heaven's door, I'd like him to consider praying for his daughter instead of her skirt, and maybe asking for some wisdom in governing the nation he's been appointed to lead.

Alex said...

These Iraq/Afghanistan "kill teams" have been a HUGE news story for weeks now. But do you know that Charles Johnson has not a SINGLE post on the subject?

Ann Althouse said...

"Gee, good caller to Rush at 55 minutes of the middle hour."

Ha. Just listened on the podcast.

dbp said...

"Jesus, do you Americans think everyone is racist and gay?"

No. Not racist and gay, but certainly racist or gay. It is well established that you have to be white and heterosexual in order to be racist--it also helps to be male.

Gandhi was racist but this was fairly common back then.

Issob Morocco said...

Meade, Globemasters!!

Chip Ahoy said...

Hello, Titus.

Meade said...

5 more points - Issob Morocco!

Titus said...

My dad has always had a springer spaniel.

I believe that picture is a springer-liver color which is what my dad has now and always has had.

Brittany's are lighter color.

When I said We I meant us Indians. I am kind of Indian now because I am a global person or person of the world. You should see my cricket outfit.

Titus said...

I saw a beaver while I was walking Picnic Point today. Those things can swim! I love that bike path/ running path around the lake.

And the lake melted!!! The crew was out.

Titus said...

So when's dindin Althouse?

Do you like Brass Ring on East Wash or Monroe Streeet?

Or what about that place Sandines by Williamson or something like that?

Or Harvest?

Something really fab please. My treat, natch. Thanks doll.

Titus said...

Springers can also develop a bad trait call "Springer Rage"-I can relate as when I was on Roids I would have some rage.

Dust Bunny Queen said...
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Dust Bunny Queen said...

Looks more like a Brittany.

Yep. Brittany. We had one years ago for upland game. Sweet dog. Sheila. She was very sensitive and got her feelings hurt easily. Quite unlike our Chesapeake who was impervious to discipline and anything else he didn't want to pay attention to.

Spring here...for a few days, finally. Tomorrow I'm spraying the cherry and plum trees with dormant spray.

The Demented Robin is still flinging itself at the window. Today he had a big wad of bugs in his beak at the same time. Unfortunately, I suck as a photographer and the pictures were blurry.

I'll have plenty of other opportunties. Sigh!!

Happy spring everyone

Simon said...

A thought on the stay entered by Judge Sumi. “[J]udicial power to stay an act of Congress, like judicial power to hold that act unconstitutional, is an awesome responsibility calling for the utmost circumspection in its exercise. This factor is all the more important where, as here, a single member of the Court is asked to delay the will of Congress to put its policies into effect at the time it desires.” Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, 85 S.Ct. 1, 2 (1964) (Black, J., in chambers). It occurs to me that district judges would do well to heed Justice Black's advice in the context of dubious motions for preliminary injunctions. A little more circumspection would not go amiss.

deborah said...

"Ha. Just listened on the podcast."

Who was it?

deborah said...

Happy spring, DBQ.

Skippy said...

"I heard there's a movie coming out called Corpus Christi that posits that Jesus and his disciples were all gay."

As Jerry said, "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

wv: dictigho

Issob Morocco said...

Meade, I would like to donate my points to the Prosser for Supreme Court campaign fund.

Meade said...

3 million points - Issob Morocco!

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