September 20, 2011

At the Flowers Café...



... you have your pick of subjects.

51 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Women appear to outnumber men by about 3 to 1. Is that coincidence or business as usual at the Farmer's Market?

Random Arrow said...

Mariposa Lilly. Someone brought these to Tahoe. Higher elevations than they usually grow. Beautiful.

Calypso Facto said...

After the CEO report came out about affirmative action at UW Law, MnMark said: "What would happen if white students just started marking down on their applications that they are black? "

Well, it's Native American instead of black, but it turns out the law students across the country are probably way ahead of you:

For law students, its easy to be Native American

traditionalguy said...

I pick sunflowers.

MadisonMan said...

I've decided to become a baker for the Justice Department.

traditionalguy said...

The world goes on.

Today we arranged for a client to purchase the secured note owned by a Bank at an auction for a 4 million bid.

The same client sold the secured property to the currently in default borrowers for 16 million 6 years ago.

At this rate we will all live in the 1970s again.

So maybe that is why hotpants seem fashionable again.

Clyde said...

Quite a contrast with the ugly heirloom tomatoes from yesterday. It's not something we often think about, but we are the beneficiaries of thousands of years of selective breeding and artificial selection that has made our crops more abundant and our flowers brighter and more colorful than they might have been without human intervention. We stand on the shoulders of giants.

Fred4Pres said...

I think heirloom tomatoes are beautiful.

Fred4Pres said...

If Titus was a sports annoucer...

Pianoman said...

Patiently waiting for Prof. Althouse's review of Chaz Bono's performance on DWTS ...

traditionalguy said...

There is a new trick being sent by media talking heads.

They are interviewing strange idiots who claim they are a spokesman from the Tea Party and want express an opinion demanding the end all government programs.

Since there is no Tea Party, that can only be a self appointed office with no criteria except for being a good character actor.

Obama and worshipers may have a few tricks up their sleeves yet.

But it also seems to be a very Rovian thing to do.

AJ Lynch said...

When did you first realize Barack Obama would fail as president?

Dan said...

pick your veggies this week cause a satellite is coming crashing to earth this week. take cover at least!

garage mahal said...

Strange we're bombing Libya to protect their protesters, but we're handcuffing and arresting peaceful protesters in NYC. Seems to me we might want to work on our freedoms here first? Or at least start practicing.

MadisonMan said...

Patiently waiting for Prof. Althouse's review of Chaz Bono's performance on DWTS ...

Did not look comfortable dancing. Did not flow.

BJM said...

@traditionalguy

There is a new trick being sent by media talking heads.

The only people who buy TEA Party mobys are already Obama voters. I guess you could say that they shot that wad in January.

LordSomber said...

That reminds me to hit the farmer's market today for peppers.
Tuesday Michelada Time.

chickenlittle said...

Did not look comfortable dancing. Did not flow.

Did her mom at least look fabulous?

Toshtu said...

"...but we're handcuffing and arresting peaceful protesters in NYC. "

It's likely the people arrested have broken some sort of law.

Original Mike said...

"Patiently waiting for Prof. Althouse's review of Chaz Bono's performance on DWTS ..."

My wife had to explain to me who Chaz Bono is last night.

Quayle said...

There you go again, Garage.

Comparing our freedom to the freedom of a north African dictatorship as if they are in the same solar-system.

Problems with orders of magnitude much?

chickenlittle said...

MadisonMan said...

Did not flow.

That was intentional. Was he too stiff?

Christopher said...

Now, now Toshtu, everybody knows that anarchists and communists are the most law abiding citizens in our fair country.

To even suggest that they may have broken laws is unthinkable.

NYTNewYorker said...

Chaz' beard is coming along nicely.





Cack!...excuse me.

AllenS said...

You make a very good point, garage. We should be bombing Washington just like we're bombing Libya.

AllenS said...

Wierd.

Simon said...

Georgia is preparing to execute a man who may well be innocent.

As Catholics, we should acknowledge that the death penalty is appropriate only "when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society," Evangelium Vitae, no. 56 (John Paul II, 1995); see Lumen Gentium, no. 25 (2d Vat. Council, 1964), a situation that rarely obtains in the United States and certainly does not here. And as conservatives, we should remember that we believe that government is supremely fallible—that it does very well and nothing efficiently—and wonder why we would willingly accept the competence of an entity that we don't trust to deliver the mails to mete out death.

I don't know what we can do on a practical level to help, but I am praying for all involved.

chickenlittle said...

Chaz' beard is coming along nicely.

It's a Quaker Beard!

NYTNewYorker said...

Reid warns shutdown is possible

The Dems don't know whether to shit or go blind now, good.

NYTNewYorker said...

It's a Quaker Beard!

LOL!

ricpic said...

At the Sunflower Cafe Vincent couldn't get an absinthe so he settled for a Spotted Cow ale. Strange country this Wisconsin in America he thought, where they smile while carrying Kill Scott Walker signs down the street, whoever Scott Walker is. But the signs do show nice drip technique with red paint. Yes, there will be much to paint here and I must especially try my hand at the men in plaid shirts and shorts I see everywhere. I wonder why that attractive woman I just passed was scowling at them? Ah well, there is much to learn and much to do in this new life starting in a new land. That momentary despair back there in Auvers was so foolish. And wasn't it a lucky break that that young American doctor visiting Gachet, pushed the old fool out of the way, dislodged the bullet, dressed the wound so professionally and, voila, here I am. Life is good but I'll really have to go easy on my new found craving for those incredible American bacon cheeseburgers if I want to live a long time more. And I do.

Chip Ahoy said...

Hi, Honey.








I love you a bunch.

chickenlittle said...

@Simon: Thanks for the alert. I think it important to distinguish those who say he's innocent from those who simply oppose the death penalty. It reads to me like the evidence, the recants, etc. have all been under close watch by SCOTUS.

AJ Lynch said...

Simon:

I read an article today about him. It referred to witness[es] recanting but it did not provide much detail nor facts. So, I won't be quick to jump on that bandwagon.

It sounds too much like the guy [Mumia Abu Jamal] from Philly who killed a cop in cold blood and has been on death row for almost 30 years while celebs and others fund appeal after appeal after appeal.

Calypso Facto said...

Vincent couldn't get an absinthe

Vincent is new to town, so I'll clue him in: 4 brands of absinthe at Merchant (bar/restaurant), right across from the square...

A. Shmendrik said...

MadisonMan said:

Did not look comfortable dancing. Did not flow.


How could something that fat not flow?

Freeman Hunt said...

Six bucks for a whole pot?

edutcher said...

Hey, I thought Libya was over.

Y'know, the war that was supposed to take "days, not weeks".

I guess only the Israelis can do stuff like that.

Or Republicans.

Simon said...

@chickenlittle and AJ: In all but extraordinary cases, substitution of life imprisonment for the death penalty should be the goal. In this case there also seem to be reasons to doubt the soundness of the conviction itself, but that is a less urgent concern.

Evangelium Vitae grounds the legitimate application of the death penalty on the right to self-defense:

"[L]egitimate defence can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another's life, the common good of the family or of the State. Unfortunately it happens that the need to render the aggressor incapable of causing harm sometimes involves taking his life. In this case, the fatal outcome is attributable to the aggressor whose action brought it about….

"This is the context in which to place the problem of the death penalty. … [Criminal punishment] fulfils the purpose of defending public order and ensuring people's safety, while at the same time offering the offender an incentive and help to change his or her behaviour and be rehabilitated. ¶ It is clear that, for these purposes to be achieved, the nature and extent of the punishment must be carefully evaluated and decided upon, and ought not go to the extreme of executing the offender except in cases of absolute necessity: in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society. Today however, as a result of steady improvements in the organization of the penal system, such cases are very rare, if not practically non-existent.

"In any event, the principle set forth in the new Catechism of the Catholic Church remains valid: If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority must limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.
"

(Footnotes and internal quotation marks deleted.)

chickenlittle said...

edutcher wrote: Y'know, the war that was supposed to take "days, not weeks".

It was supposed to be all kinetics but thermodynamics intervened.

chickenlittle said...

@Simon: Thanks!

garage mahal said...

Althouse, you got a link from the Money Illusion here.

NYTNewYorker said...

So, now Obama wants to clamp down on FOX, eh?

Justice Seeks Info From News Corp.

Obama is running scared and getting more dangerous by the day, what next from this loser?!

Fred4Pres said...

Smile

H/T: Hot Air

Fred4Pres said...

Simon, I agree if there is any doubt that a death penalty should be a life sentance. This seems to warrant a new trial. I hope the governor in Georgia looks at this one.

Shanna said...

For law students, its easy to be Native American

I always check Native American when I have multiple choices. Maybe when we all start checking everything they'll finally get rid of the stupid boxes.

NYTNewYorker said...

Thanks for the smile break.

Ann Althouse said...

"Patiently waiting for Prof. Althouse's review of Chaz Bono's performance on DWTS ..."

I was watching the Brewers game!

Does that make me a man?

Pianoman said...

AA said:

I was watching the Brewers game!

Does that make me a man?


According to Chaz and the courts, if YOU say you're a man, well then - you are a man!

"If I say that I float, and you believe that I float ... then I float." -- O'Brien, 1984

Simon said...

Fred4Pres said...
"This seems to warrant a new trial. I hope the governor in Georgia looks at this one."

Unfortunately, from what I understand, the Governor of Georgia doesn't have a clemency power—it was removed from him and given to a committee. And so instead of the decency, accountability, and the responsibility that inheres in a single individual, clemency disappears into an amorphous fog of bureaucracy. Like the members of the firing squad, each member of the committee on pardons and parole can tell herself that she wasn't necessarily the one responsible. The predictable result is less mercy and more ass-covering.

MattCWM said...

Amazing Stand at your Farmers market. I dissagree with chicken little, I work on an organic flower farm Exotic Tropical Flowers we tend our farmers market as well, but it seems the opposite. there is a share of women but mostly all men. just depends on what you farm and where your at i guess. AMAZING FLOWERS tho just wanted to say keep doing whatever your doing, your getting amazing blooms