June 7, 2011

At the Iris Café...

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... open your eyes.

38 comments:

Dead Julius said...

This Weiner crap is meaningless. He is not worth the blog posts and news pieces written about him. I can't believe he hasn't resigned yet.

Anyway, something different:

The well-used pen may be mightier than the sword.

But a well-made CHART can be mightier than any pen.

Check it out. And weep.

By the way, that original projection was made in Jan 2009 by Christina Romer, who continued to head up Team Obama's Council of Eoncomic Advisors until Sep 2010.

This was the economic equivalent of Team Bush saying that there were absolutely positively weapons of mass destruction in Iraq...

Doug Wright said...

I have indeed and we are not barbarians, yet!

So, when is the new website going to be announced? We're all atwitter!

edutcher said...

Very striking, Madame.

BTW, is it at all hot up there?

Dead Julius said...

This Weiner crap is meaningless. He is not worth the blog posts and news pieces written about him. I can't believe he hasn't resigned yet.

Embarrassing, isn't he?

Certainly not doing the Lefty cause much good.

Anyway, something different:

The well-used pen may be mightier than the sword.

But a well-made CHART can be mightier than any pen.

Check it out. And weep.

By the way, that original projection was made in Jan 2009 by Christina Romer, who continued to head up Team Obama's Council of Eoncomic Advisors until Sep 2010.


Gee, and all us Tea Partiers knew that all along.

This was the economic equivalent of Team Bush saying that there were absolutely positively weapons of mass destruction in Iraq...

No, the WMDs were actually there.

Just ask Julian Assange.

Doug Wright said...

I have indeed and we are not barbarians, yet!

So, when is the new website going to be announced? We're all atwitter!


Atremble, maybe. The only people atwitter are The Weiner's fangirls.

Kurt said...

I'll see those Irises and raise you some blue flax.

wv: labless

MamaM said...

Hah, I have three blooming red clematis vines in the yard and a bouquet on the table, but no picture, so I fold.

Ann Althouse said...

Yes, it's horribly hot.

Fred4Pres said...

I planted dutch iris, Japanese iris and light blue bearded iris together. Just a small patch but they look fabulous.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Weiner has no worries. He can always hire an agent. He can shill for Ball Park Franks and Johnsonville Brats.

chickenlittle said...

Iris - Breeders, from 1990.

Big Deal

bagoh20 said...

"Yes, it's horribly hot."

Stop thinking about wiener (sp).

Trooper York said...

When the weiner has lost Dead Julius he is really cooked. Just sayn'

Titus said...

It is fucking hot here in Madison.

I am beginning my packing and moving back to Boston.

Here I come brownies!!!!

TITS.

Revenant said...

No, the WMDs were actually there.

Not enough to justify waging war there for the last eight years.

There are, or were, other justifications. But if the Bush Administration had said "Iraq has enough chemical weapons to pose a modest threat to the Saudis *and* the Iranians and maybe Israel too, let's spend a trillion dollars to deal with the problem" the American people would have said "I have a better idea, let's spend $50 million on buttered popcorn and see who's left when the missiles stop flying".

Alan said...

Yes, it's horribly hot.

Like seven inches from the midday sun.

edutcher said...

Revenant said...

No, the WMDs were actually there.

Not enough to justify waging war there for the last eight years.

There are, or were, other justifications. But if the Bush Administration had said "Iraq has enough chemical weapons to pose a modest threat to the Saudis *and* the Iranians and maybe Israel too, let's spend a trillion dollars to deal with the problem" the American people would have said "I have a better idea, let's spend $50 million on buttered popcorn and see who's left when the missiles stop flying".


Again, Julian Assange says otherwise.

AllenS said...

Yes, it was very hot here, also. I painted some more Jeep parts outside of the shop and the paint set up faster than I've ever seen before. I also mowed the lawn. I have to say that the wind kept everything bearable.

MarkG said...

It's hot in Virginia too. 98 today.

A "nice Mormon family" just moved out of my house here. Very religious. They have daughters named Grace and Faith. They fostered a handicapped kid. Awww.

They left me with $900 in unpaid utility bills, and it'll take me a month the get the house back into selling condition. Awww.

NYTNewYorker said...

This heat is going to hit Long Island today. So far our spring has been somewhat cool.

Pogo said...

"Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer's day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men's stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum."

Harper Lee

NYTNewYorker said...

"...soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum."

I just have to go check my jawbone and hairline for a sec...

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...open your eyes

When Iris eyes are smiling...

NYTNewYorker said...

Last stop for Obamacare before Supreme Court

Better health care? No, not at all.

A naked political power play buried in 2,700 pages of gibberish to make it near impossible to undo.

There, there, it's ok. Vote for me and I'll make sure you get that X-ray.

Maybe.

Pogo said...

Iris

Pogo said...

Iris

The Drill SGT said...

Here's a para from the Washington Times that has to leave a mark:

Now comes evidence that Mr. Weiner conspired with a porn-star cybersex friend, coaching her on how to lie for him in this whole scandal. This would make an entirely new line of deceit from his come-clean news conference this week.

Mr. Weiner is probably thinking to himself right now, “Who are they going to believe? A congressman or a porn star?” Of course, the answer to that is simple. The porn star - at least porn stars are honest.

Pogo said...

They got nothin' to hide!

Patrick said...

103 in St. Paul yesterday. Hottest since 1988.

paminwi said...

PETER V BELLA: Please, please, please no marketing campaign for Weiner & Johnsonville Brats, brats are way too tasty. How about Hebrew National instead?

Fred4Pres said...

Ann, did the iris look that blue in real life? Mine have shades of purple when you look at them that the digtial camera turns to blue. Did anything like that happen to you?

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, the color on that Sony camera isn't that accurate. I do them again with the better camera, and you'll see. It's not something I could fix to my satisfaction in iPhoto.

Hagar said...

What is it with "communications" graduates and "the US auto industry"?

Even Capt. Ed at "Hot Air" makes a statement that increasing CAFE standards will put GM at a disadvantage to their "imported" competitors.

Of course, all cars sold in this country would have to meet the standards whether imported from Japan, like Ford's Mazda, or more exotic locales like South Carolina (BMW), Alabama (Mercedes-Benz), Indiana (Subaru), etc., and so on.

Hagar said...

And the same will apply to Fiat's Chrysler products, whether assembled in the United States, or imported whole from Mexico or South Korea.

What's so hard to grasp about this?

Iulian said...

How can this blog have more than 1 million pages views per month and almost all of them are realized not by people that searched on Google? They come as subscribers or from some external directory or site?

AllenS said...

My iris are brown.

Revenant said...

Again, Julian Assange says otherwise.

And?

I mean, was there a follow-up to that where you explain why Julian Assange's opinion on this subject is worthy of attention?

Peter Hoh said...

Althouse, try adjusting the color using flickr's picnik tools. I find them much better than iphoto tools for adjusting color.

Peter Hoh said...

As others have noted, it was remarkably hot in the southern half of Minnesota yesterday.

All spring, I've been watching a huge pile of snow slowly melt in the Sears parking lot. Stupid me never bothered to take a photo. It was taller than a two-story house back in March and April.

It held on through May. I stopped by to take a photo on Monday, when the last of the pile was just about 12 inches tall.

Tuesday, when our temperature hit 103°, there was still a little ice left.

Up close.
Wider photo.

Peter Hoh said...

Midcentury Design Porn video, with a request for help identifying the objects.