July 23, 2011

At the Rocky Ledge Café...

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... be edgy!

41 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Shangri-La..the Razor's Edge.

Synova said...

Oh wow. Beautiful.

rhhardin said...

Rabbit greener in somebody else's yard.

traditionalguy said...

Ready, set, jump!

What a beautiful world you live in.

Lem said...

... be edgy!

The Red Sox just went ahead of the Mariners.

traditionalguy said...

There is a reported sighting of tall blonde Norwegians moving stealthily around Wisconsin.

Run for the hills.

Oh, you are already there.

MarkG said...

A new method of human reproduction is being reported by Yahoo News: Sarah Palin's Views on Abstinence Lead to Second Grandchild

Is it technically mother-daughter incest if there's no physical coupling?

Ann Althouse said...

Nah, we're not there anymore.

That's Madeline Island (in the Apostle Islands).

Synova said...

I don't think that "edgy" is a virtue in itself. I'm thinking of Marcotte's book encouraging people to be opinionated. Is that a virtue? I suppose being wishy-washy is an anti-virtue, but the simple fact of an opinion or an "edge" doesn't mean a person has acquired something that deserves admiration. I think Naomi Wolf once said something a bit similar, that she wanted people to be socially active. Is being socially active a virtue all by itself?

Does the substance really not matter?

traditionalguy said...

In Norway's death island outside of Oslo the Norwegian police took 90 minutes to get there after cell phone calls for help to stop a serial murderer in action.

I guess there is no reason for Norwegians to have guns. No more than Virginia Tech students being exterminated.

The Oslo police will probably get a Nobel Peace Prize for showing up at all, but then have it taken away for shooting at the murderer without a court order. That conduct was like barbarian Texans who kill murderers.

If he is found guilty of 81 cold blooded child killings, he can receive the maximum sentence for mass murder in Norway...21 years.

Synova said...

"I wonder how long it will be before the rest of the Palins are multiplying faster than a calculator."

And there we have the heart of it. Would an "early" baby born to someone who is married and not a teenager be news if it wasn't based in fear of breeders?

Also a parting shot at the end of the article calling Palin and Christians hypocrites for not controlling their children's reproduction is about as unexpected as Amy Winehouse being found dead.

pbAndj said...

rhhardin decided against the edgy ears.

edutcher said...

Looks gorgeous. Do you jump in from there (assuming it's deep enough) or is there a beach someplace?

Synova said...

"I wonder how long it will be before the rest of the Palins are multiplying faster than a calculator."

And there we have the heart of it. Would an "early" baby born to someone who is married and not a teenager be news if it wasn't based in fear of breeders?


That's what really scares the Lefties, people like the Palins are the living embodiment of the Roe Effect.

Ann Althouse said...

Nah, we're not there anymore.

That's Madeline Island (in the Apostle Islands).


Madeline?

Which one of the Apostles was she?

Or are we talking Apostles' Girlfriends?

PS Uh, how is it "the ultimate hypocrisy" if Bristol Palin disagrees with her mother on something?

You mean because she made money?

Irene said...

I've been thinking about a phrase ever since I read it in today's linked WSJ article about Amy Winehouse.

"She had a mind of her own."

I'd love to research the historical origins of that expression. I now see that it is an Irish expression, but it would be interesting to see how it developed.

It probably used to be a bad thing, and now it's a good thing.

Irene said...

Also.

The Madison paper yesterday acknowledged that "Obama's political wing [is] involved in [the] Wisconsin recalls."

And on top of that, "Obama's group was also involved with helping to organize protests in Madison in February over Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining proposal, which spurred the recalls."

As Lithuanians say, "You'd think they've discovered America."

pbAndj said...

Nice to know that Altouse's colleagues are a fountain of edgyness.

pbAndj said...

A link may help.

m stone said...

Also in Friday's Wisconsin State Journal:

Around a dozen people gather at the Capitol on Wednesday for a memorial to the geese removed from Madison parks and killed last month.

Synova said...

"PS Uh, how is it "the ultimate hypocrisy" if Bristol Palin disagrees with her mother on something?

You mean because she made money?
"

It may be the ultimate hypocrisy when a person who supposedly believes that it's wrong to try to control someone elses reproduction gets bent out of shape about someone who fails to control someone elses reproduction.

But I wouldn't want to cause anyone to sprain themselves by pointing that out.

Nor is a baby proof of anything concerning abstinence education (which Palin isn't hard-core about anyway, not advocating this for schools, AFAIK, but lets not confuse people with facts, they already are dealing with sprains).

Fred4Pres said...

Pretty picture. A real bluebird day. Thanks.

edutcher said...

Synova, I'll take your word on it.

Irene said...

As Lithuanians say, "You'd think they've discovered America."

Well, we know the Irish did that.

Possibly having a mind of one's own came out of the Famine and meant someone understood staying there was a death sentence and leaving was the only way out, which as much as 20% of the population did.

Lyle said...

Looks like Hawaii.

Terry said...

I live in Hawaii. I used to live in Minnesota.
The basalt in Ann's photo is hundreds of millions years old. It doesn't look much different than when it's a few hundred years old.

chickenlittle said...

The same author of that anti-Palin screed MarkG linked at 8:52 has linked the Tea Party to the Norway attacks: link.

It was only a matter of time. Next, a reporter or pundit with more standing will weigh in the same way.

Irene said...

edutcher, that came to mind for me, too.

It turns out is the first part of an old marriage proverb: "If she has a mind of her own there won't be many with a mind for her."

Haha.

edutcher said...

In other words, She may be OK with the first of the marriage vows, but the next two get progressively more difficult.

Consider me appropriately chastened.

PS Good research.

Luther said...
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Irene said...

edutcher said, "Good research."

Good Google!

Revenant said...

Sarah Palin's married son is having a baby with his wife... and this proves Sarah Palin is an idiot for supporting abstinence-only education?

Now my head hurts. I'm going to go look at lolcats for a while.

ignatzk said...

How are the bugs up there?

JAL said...

rh --
Do you have an underground fence or is your dog that well behaved / trained?

reader_iam said...

The August cometh!

rhhardin said...

Do you have an underground fence or is your dog that well behaved / trained?

It's training. Not crossing the property line unless on a heel is one of the house rules.

Read Vicki Hearne's Adam's Task, the essays on Washoe and How To Say Fetch, for the general method.

reader_iam said...

... . "Political tragedy, perhaps, comes about through failing to acknowledge imperfections in our apprehension of the sacred, what Cavell calls “the separation from God."

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ricpic said...

That's an interesting comment by Terry at 10:00 PM. Does Wisconsin or Minnesota basalt mean that volcanic eruptions similar to the ones that continue to build Hawaii once built parts of the midwest?

Meade said...

ricpic, I don't think the rock formations in Ann's photo are basalt. Just taking a quick glance, I would guess that they are feldspathic quartzose sandstone along with some orthoquartzitic sandstone. I'll google "great lakes tectonic zones" and "plate tectonics" for you but if I do, you'll owe us a poem.

ricpic said...

Deal.

Meade said...

Plate tectonics
In the zone
Deal's a deal, son
Where's my poem?

Terry said...

Looks like I was mistaken, it is sandstone:
http://www.ohranger.com/apostle-islands/geology
I believe that I was confusing the geology of the Madeline Islands with the geology of the area around Split Rock Lighthouse.

chickenlittle said...

The basalt in Ann's photo is hundreds of millions years old

The racks in the photo are old. I can tell by the cleavage and overhang.

Professor Lawrence Martin, UW-Madison, opines on said rocks: link

AST said...

I've been trying out Google Images new drag and drop feature using images posted here. This photo returned exact matches not only to Althouse.blogspot and Flicker but also to Rubyslippersblog.blogspot and Blogowogo. The "visually similar images" returned weren't all that similar, e.g. other shore scenes.

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