May 17, 2011

At the White Tree Café...

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... you can talk all night.

66 comments:

E.M. Davis said...

Racist.



WV: andlib. Ha ha ha.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Since it's now the next day, I can ask:

Didn't the furlough violate your first amendment rights?

( I assume that the answer is no, otherwise you would have stood up for those rights, and blogged about doing so. So I'm curious about the reasoning. )

(Cross-commented from the furlough thread )

sunsong said...

Lovely pic!

Ann Althouse said...

"Didn't the furlough violate your first amendment rights?"

If I had thought about it, I would have been in violation of the furlough rules.

edutcher said...

Very pretty. The little splashes of color look almost lot bits of yarn on a woven scene.

Ann Althouse said...

"Didn't the furlough violate your first amendment rights?"

If I had thought about it, I would have been in violation of the furlough rules.


That would have put you in open rebellion against the Thought Police

E.M. Davis said...

If I had thought about it, I would have been in violation of the furlough rules.

So they have thought police?

And BTW - did anyone Wisconsonites thank the professor for saving them money yesterday?

Synova said...

Everything in the picture is so green. It's so beautiful.

Everything here is brown. My lilac bloomed and it was pretty... everything around it was brown. Then it froze and the flowers freeze-dried on the bush. Usually it gets the freeze-dry treatment before it blooms so I was really lucky.

My scabiosa is blooming, the catmint is blooming and the first salvia is blooming. A few of the iris didn't get their buds frozen and are starting to bloom.

But its all surrounded by brown scraggly... stuff.

I'm getting massively homesick for "lush" and "green."

E.M. Davis said...

Come to Ohio — very verdant with the buckets of rain we've been enjoying.

Synova said...

I grew up in Minnesota.

In Minnesota even the weeds are lush and green.

There are beautiful things in the desert, but it's particularly dry this year. Hopefully we don't get too many fires and our Republican governor doesn't piss off Obama.

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E.M. Davis said...

Come to Ohio — very verdant with the buckets of rain we've been enjoying.

Ain't it the truth.

Between the chill and the wet, it looks and feels like Ireland.

Even the pups, except for Sherlock, are all stiff from it.

This is supposed to be May!!!!

Almost Ali said...

Too late, Newt, pack up and go home:

Newt Gingrich apologizes to Paul Ryan

Almost Ali said...

And this headline from Instapundit:

Russ Feingold, Potential Senate Candidate, Rips Democrats For 'Corruption'

Come on, Wisconsin, Russ really, really misses the back-slappers club. And lunching with the hapless John McCain. And generally living the life of an important person who messes with the people behind their backs.

windbag said...

Is the intentional flooding of one community in preference to save another a violation of the 14th amendment?

Our tiny river that flows through town flows into a very small lake that is controlled with a dam. I noticed that it went down about three or four feet in the last day or so, after being quite full for the past couple of weeks. I wonder if it was held back, then released, to try to reduce the Mississippi flooding (it is a tributary...eventually).

Patrick said...

Harmon Killebrew, R.I.P.

Julius said...

this is great... it's a 25-minute short from the art film festival circuit:

Successful Alcoholics

It's also nice that you can go ahead and watch the film without going through an Old Media middleman.

Titus said...

I have enjoyed the last 5 days of Newt's campaign. Actually the 5 days since he has announced.

How long does he stay in?

I predict he is out by the end of the week.

Almost Ali said...

And I love this one:

Pakistan arrests 'senior al-Qaeda operative'


The headline should be: Concerned about increased drone attacks, senior al-Qaeda operative taken into Pakistani custody for his own protection.

Irene said...

City of Madison resolution designates April 20 "Ben Masel Day."

Clyde said...

I'm away from my normal stomping grounds in Florida, and today I took a trip with my brother from NYC through the Catskills to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. It was a rainy misty day driving through the mountains, but it was all very scenic. They had flowers on Harmon Killebrew's plaque, and a special placard on an easel announcing his passing. It was exciting to see so much of baseball's history in the museum.

Irene said...

Clyde, even my mother, who does not follow baseball and knows little about Killebrew, was so touched by the stories she saw about him today.

Rose said...

OK - so all of a sudden in my "Edit Posts" part of my Dashboard - I have a wholllllllle bunch of "Draft" posts. They are duplicates of posts I made weeks ago...

So there is more weirdness going on with the Blogger "resstore" - anyone else having the same issue? I'm not writing to Nitecruzr. :)

Irene said...

Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn on Closeout at Webs (yarn.com) for you knitters out there.

Works up beautifully as a sweater.

Chip Ahoy said...

The number one music video on YouTube is On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez. The melody, once it gets going, is a rip off of Lambada by Kaoma,

cal acontece ser minha canção favorita no português.

Lopez changes the lyrics to the melody into something else entirely, something less interesting. Here is Lopez on American Idol, a video without ads. (The official video for the song is interesting too, but it has ads.)

The original by Kaoma is quite old and a lot better IMHO, it can be seen and listened to here.

The lyrics in Portuguese do not match exactly the upbeat tempo. The song tells of unrequited love and abandonment, a certain psychological hardening, a defense it seems in asserting that the one who made the singer cry will himself be crying when he remembers the love he did not care for. And that memory will be with him forever, as it will be for the singer. But the singer will be dancing the lambada when she remembers that love was king for an instant. So then, rather fatalistically, song, laughter, pain and melody of love is evanescent, a moment that lasts in the air.

But I love the little kids in the video getting together and dancing. It makes me happy.

Patrick said...

I'd love to go to Cooperstown. I want to take my three sons there, and need to wait until they're old enough.

Pogo said...

Mother Mary, pray for my wife, carry her in your loving arms.

AllenS said...

This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years.

This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.

1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in the whole world.

Good night.

Titus said...

Thanks for sharing those Chip. I liked the original better.

And Juliius I watched that movie and liked, thought the acting was excellent, but the topic depressing.

Patrick said...

Pogo. I lack the clout of the BVM, but I shall remember your wife in my prayers. Hope you and your family are well, although it sounds otherwise.

Pogo said...

Thx, Patrick. She needs a surgeon's skill and the breath of God.

Irene said...

Prayers here too, Pogo. We are with you.

AllenS said...

Pogo, I didn't know that your wife was ill. I truely hope everything works out for you two.

Chip Ahoy said...

Titus, the original original is Spanish (and oddly part Japanese) by a Bolivian group called Los Kjarkas. Here is another very fast cover of the same song by Don Omar, this time in Spanish.

Apparently, Kjarkas sued the pants off Kaoma for nicking the song. How J. Lopez gets off scott free is beyond me.

Peter Hoh said...

Pogo, you and your wife are in my prayers, too.

Titus said...

I think Maureen Dowd read Althouse's posting on The French Freak and "The Sperminator" before writing her editorial for today.

Titus said...

Jesus Pogo, I hope for the best.

Patrick said...

"I used to hate to hear my dad complain
About the way the world has changed
Now I find that I'm doin' the same
As the years go by
I went back to the praire to the diamond ground
One last look before they tore it down
They put up a mall with a merry go round
D (for entire line)
Like there ain't enough shopping malls in this town*
Someone one turn the volume down
I just want to hear the sound
Of those Sundays after noon

Harmon Killebrew did you ever get my letter?
Ten pages of clear blue sky
Green diamond days gone by
Wonder Why

Those days are going, going, gone. gone

Lem said...

Dito to what people have said ie Pogo.

William said...

Pogo: Luck to you and your wife. Whatever works and doesn't work, your kindness will not be in vain.

Trooper York said...

Pogo, you and your wife will be in my prayers. When I say the rosary tonight I will remember her as my special intention.

Just know that thoughts and prayers of your blog friends are with you.

Chip S. said...

She needs a surgeon's skill and the breath of God.

May she get both, Pogo.

Penny said...

"Didn't the furlough violate your first amendment rights?"

Not if Althouse agreed to join that union. And she did!

Complaining about that AFTER she has tenure is laughable, yet ALL the "best teachers" do that so well.

Pogo said...

I'm truly touched. Thx for all of your prayers. Midnight in the ER is never good.

deborah said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Pogo.

Penny said...

Pogo, the sun rises, and the moon, just behind.

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rhhardin said...

English tense rules

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rhhardin said...

Hopeful best wishes to Pogo.

edutcher said...

Pogo, I've been there, too.

My very best to both of you.

Lem said...

I got a feeling somebody is going to out that woman accusing the IMF banker via Facebook or something similar.. if they haven't already.

Jess said...

Pogo, your wife is in my prayers too.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Lem said...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in the whole world.


Not for anyone born in 2000 or later. If there's still anyone alive born before 1900 then not for them either.

Christy said...

Pogo, virtual day lilies and purple coneflowers that just popped in my garden wing their way to you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Ricardo said...

Speaking of Catholicism (which I am), I love the report being release today that says that the priest abuses were merely a reflection of the permissiveness of the culture of the 1960s and 1960s. Talk about some creative lawyering.

Ricardo said...

Oops. 1960s and 1970s.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@E M Davis

"Come to Ohio — very verdant with the buckets of rain we've been enjoying."

Ditto here in Buffalo.

My son's JV baseball team has played 9 games of the 17 scheduled since the end of April. Last week was almost a total washout. And many of the games played saw balls hit to the outfield 'plug' when they hit the mushy ground.

The rain this 'spring' has been historic. Its as green as I've ever seen it.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Pogo

Will offer up a prayer for you/your wife this morning - I too have been there and can relate.

God bless.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

A silent prayer sent for the Pogo family....

campy said...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in the whole world.

How about those born after 1999?

Aridog said...

Your initial words bring back a flood of memory to me from 2006. A dark 0400 morning with a lethal episode for my better half. I found it more terrifying than combat. She was in the hands of skilled surgeons and the faith she is devout in every day.

On the 20th day of the de rigueur 21 days in Neuro-ICU, she came home, walking, talking and wholly unimpaired. I credit her faith, her courage, her cheer, and the surgeon and ICU staff. I think they healed me as much as her. Her cheer and courage alone kept me sane.

My strongest hope, prayer if you will, is that you & yours, too, can have the same outcome.

windbag said...

Any news on Pogo's wife?

Lem said...

@ Ignorance is Bliss

I didn't say that.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Sorry Lem, my mistake.

I was responding to AllenS

Ann Althouse said...

Pogo, I'm so sorry to hear this. We all hope to hear from you that things have gone well. Love from all of us here.

Original Mike said...

I'm hoping for the best, Pogo.

chickenlittle said...

Speedy recovery to your wife Pogo!