February 2, 2012

At the No Photograph Café...

This is an open thread with no photograph. I'm sorry. You should see what it's like here in Wisconsin. There's nothing to photograph. We're stuck in this slough of not-winter in mid-winter. Please! Chat with me. Dissipate the bleakness!

101 comments:

edutcher said...

Bleak is relative.

For some, it's unspoiled and starkly beautiful.

For others, it's windswept and barren.

May your evening be brightened with the delights of a winter's night, Madame.

The Crack Emcee said...

I just put up lots of delicious headlines - with lots of cool photos - for everyone to peruse.

So peruse already.

Am I using peruse right?

Peruse RIGHT!

I'm going back to the thread with the xylophone,...

Lem said...

I'm looking forward to the Pats winning this Sunday.. The bleak part is I have to keep it down.. I live in Giants territory.

Irene said...

It was a bleak day. But the hoarfrost on the trees looked lovely this morning.

Ann Althouse said...

Hoarfrost! I even missed the hoarfrost! I've been up since 5. It's like the outdoors has disappeared.

Scott M said...

So...this whole one space or two spaces after a period thing...I saw a couple of English profs almost come to blows over it two nights ago. IS there a rule? If so, why?

AJ Lynch said...

You kidding me? We are loving the non-winter here in Philly after two blizzard filled winters. I even got spring fever!

themightypuck said...

Montana is similar. Pretty today with a light snowfall but it can't decide to be winter. Not terrible since it's been pretty warm and who can complain about that. Oh yeah, skiers.

TCB-n-a-Flash said...

Relax and enjoy the other things the warm January brings. Winter will be back next year.

William said...

One space after a comma, two spaces after a period.....Hoarfrost. There are some words that just beg for bad puns. What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone? Enzymes don't make any noise in bed.

pm317 said...

We have spring Camellia blooming everywhere (in the DC area).

SteveE said...

In winter bleak = warm - sunshine. Drove down to Madison this am in thick fog, defiitely bleak. Sunshine is what it takes to break bleak.

rick said...

I sell maintenance supplies for a living. Ice melter (we don't call it salt)is our biggest seller in the winter. This winter has not been kind to my business. On the upside, I enjoy the warm weather.

Beta Rube said...

Mitt is not concerned about the very snow deprived. There are machines for that.

Pastafarian said...

ScottM, it's one space after a period now. I think it's bullshit, but Althouse had a post about this and linked to something proving it. The only reason we learned two spaces was that our schools were 50 years behind.

And Blogger (and maybe Word) autocorrect to one space, even when I use two.

pm317 said...

I liked Mitt's response on Hannity about how the lefties jumped on 'I am not concerned too much about the very poor..' He said it is natural and expected that they would do that and he made a mistake phrasing it the way he did. I liked how he put it to rest in a mature way.

James said...

Its bleak right now but thankfully it isn't cold.

Yesterday I uploaded some photos I'd shot last summer, then promptly forgot: Faces of the Faire

Kit said...

Mid-winter just sucks, doesn't matter what the weather is.

DaveW said...

Our air conditioner is on here in Houston. It's been raining for a week and mid 70s. Not much of a winter, but we had 2 hard ones in a row so this will allow some plants to recover a bit.

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Pastafarian said...

It's not so bleak tonight -- the Wings are playing Vancouver. You should tune in, Althouse -- I know you're a Franzen fan.

Carol said...

well I hope you have better snowpack in Wisc than we do in Montanta.

For an El Nina year, this has been very disappointing. Not even enough snow for XC.

MadisonMan said...

Today could have been excellent. But the low clouds never burned off.

I'm not missing the snow. It's nice to get a break.

Michael said...

Two spaces. Period.

Nearly seventy today in the sweet sunny south. Bitter cold in Northern Europe.

Shiloh is fucking up this blog.

Scott M said...

It doesn't make any sense. I can believe there were space issues with typeset and newspapers, but in an electronic world, there's no incremental or aggregated cost. Plus, it simply LOOKS better to have the extra space to separate complete thoughts.

Will Cate said...

It was a remarkable, 60 degree blue-sky day in Sewanee, Tennessee, Just perfect. To hell with winter.

edutcher said...

Crack, you peruse correctly.

Ann Althouse said...

Hoarfrost! I even missed the hoarfrost! I've been up since 5. It's like the outdoors has disappeared.

I noticed you were up with the chickens, Madame.

Good night, I hope?

AJ Lynch said...

You kidding me? We are loving the non-winter here in Philly after two blizzard filled winters. I even got spring fever!

AJ, watch it. Valentine's Day is just around the corner (and you know what that means).

So, how close to 60 has it been and for how many days?

Lem said...

So Obama takes a resume from a prospective voter and purportedly sends it to heads of companies..

Imagen the alarm if Bush had done something like that..

I seem to remember thats how Bill tried to keep Monica quiet..

But when the One does something.. its like nothing, not a peep.. were just lucky to touch his garment or something.

Henry said...

It's one space after the period because we all use proportional type now. In the old days (unless you used Jerry Killian's magic typewriter) all letters were fixed width. This meant that tiny letters like "i" could have a lot of space around them while big letters like "W" would fill up their whole space.

This meant that the spacing before and after a period might leave it floating like a stray flyspeck. Periods should be snug up to the preceding word form, but fixed width screws up word forms. So an extra space was added after the period to make sure the period was associated with the sentence it ended.

This is in contrast not just to typeset documents, but also to handwritten documents. Did anyone tell you to put two spaces after a period in a handwritten document? No! The two spaces rule was triggered by fixed width font typewriters.

But now fixed width is only used by programmers. In prose, we're all typesetters.

Lem said...

I meant imagine.. like the song. sorry

David said...

What's wrong with reruns. Or outtakes.

Rockeye said...

@Michael: "Two spaces. Period." Actually I believe it goes: Period. Two spaces."

William said...

In Pakistan, if a woman leaves too much space between her periods, her father kills her. (I'm still workking on hoarfrost.)

Ann Althouse said...

I was up early because I woke and couldn't go back to sleep because I realized something... I had a realization... And I had to get up and write down my notes, talk to myself about whether to tell this person or that, etc. etc. You know how it is. Pointless to try to go back to sleep in the normal way.

And one space after a period unless you're on a typewriter with fixed spacing. That's easy. Come on now, people. We can move forward.

Larry said...

It was 70 today in Fort Worth, Texas. Clear until evening, then a light rain. It has averaged in the high 60s through January. I keep expecting Al Gore to come to town.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

So Obama takes a resume from a prospective voter and purportedly sends it to heads of companies..

Imagen the alarm if Bush had done something like that..

I seem to remember thats how Bill tried to keep Monica quiet..

But when the One does something.. its like nothing, not a peep.. were just lucky to touch his garment or something.


Keep in mind, all he could originally say was, "Interesting". Real compassion there, so Axelrod told him he had to appear human.

But be of good cheer, as Insta notes, "His other problem is that the press will bend over backwards — or just plain bend over — in order to save his presidency, but if it looks like he’s going down they’ll turn on him and try to prove their objectivity by reporting all the bad stuff they’ve been soft-pedaling to date."

If you remember, the same started happening to Carter after Desert One

Lem said...

(unless you used Jerry Killian's magic typewriter)

In the beginning there was Dan Rather.. But Rather was formless and void.. and god said let there be blogs.. and the blogs were good.. and later Rather was cast out along with other CBS executives.

Dead Julius said...

There was an interesting post today on Slashdot concerning a new milestone in Commerce Clause ridiculousness. Apparently there is a medical outfit in Colorado that is treating joint pain by taking stem cells from a patient's blood and reinjecting them into the patient's joints. The FDA says that because some of the equipment used by the outfit traveled in interstate commerce when purchased, it can therefore regulate said treatment.

But what is the "drug" here that the FDA is regulating? It's the patient's own stem cells!

Anyhow, the brief Slashdot post ends with this question, which I think is poignant:

Quick: Name five activities with no possible plausible effect on interstate commerce.

Can anyone name five?

Anyone? ... Anyone? ... Bueller? ... Bueller?

BJM said...

I'm enjoying a break from the daily grind of hauling wood up two flights of stairs for the wood stove.

However, we've had very little rain in Northern California...if we don't get some serious rain in the next six weeks, it's going to be one hell of a fire season out here. Literally.

Karl said...

Meanwhile, UW Parkside is on some weird sort of lock down at the moment. A noose was found this morning. Then, a threatening note.

The UW-P cops are in full battle dress. Flying around campus with lights flashing.

Any guesses to the eventual outcome of the alleged hate crime?

Original Mike said...

"We can move forward."

We can. But we choose not to.

Lem said...

Is that a moose or a noose?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Beautiful sunny day today. Crystal clear skies and we can see for miles and miles. Of course, it is almost always a sunny day (more sunny days than some places in Arizona) even if cold ..cold... cold at night. (the edge of the high desert)

Even though the sun is out, we still have solid ice blocks in the shady areas and snowy patches under the trees. 10 days ago it was 0 degrees at night and it hasn't been above freezing at night for weeks.

However, in the last couple of days the ground is starting to thaw out in the sunny areas. Ick.....mud.

Our biggest fear is that the weather will get warm. The trees get trick fucked into thinking it is spring and then the hard freeze...kills the blossoms and no fruit.

Weather report from a section of the State of Jefferson.

Ann Althouse said...

What about the syringe? Was that made entirely in state?

m stone said...

It's one space after the period because we all use proportional type now.

Henry (and Ann) are correct.

Someone medicate the young novelist Scott.

Fritz said...

Think of all the electrons wasted by the extra space after a period.

It's a habit I'm trying to break.

Chip Ahoy said...

I have been following members of an Egyptologist forum. My interest is observing the things they argue about. Members across the whole world bringing their unique views. There is a lot of stupid.

A guy wrote to the group for help with the fourth line of this.

Through 400 emails I notice an outstanding Russian guy. Over time I began to weigh his sayings more heavily than others, except for one other. His perspicacity is impressive.

Over time an image of the man emerges and becomes reinforced. I see an old man with wire rim glasses in a room full of books. Light through smeared windows. Surrounded like the whole house is a library. Scholarly. Erudite. I'm quite psychic. I'm seeing all this.

The question the first man asked is answered four times and thoroughly discussed. It is something simple. The reading of the passage where the problem area appears is helped greatly by an understanding of formulaic phrases and the roots of those phrases for this passage is at the very beginning of the appearance of such phrases.

The dusty Russian professor chimes in a day late with a transcription that relies heavily on second and third definitions of individual signs but he delivers the most authoritative and indisputably cogent reading that I have ever seen. I was quite surprised and I could hardly follow it. The original question was about line 4 but the Russian guy picked up the phrases on line three and continued past the trouble spot. I was only able to pin it because he mentioned 'Heqet' and that will be a frog.

So I can clearly visualize what kind of bookish geek writes this:

quote
The whole passage is:

Dd.f jr jz pn jr.n.j m z(my)t nt tA Dsr m Hr jb jtjw qmA jf.j saHw nw hrw tpj nbw mnw m jsw jAt pAtjw SAa m jrt jdb Hqt Dr rk gbb jr.n.j st r s.mnx st m Hr jb spAt sgrt


"He says: As to this tomb which I made in the desert of Restricted Land (of Necropolis) in the midst of ancestors (fathers) who created my flesh, officials of the creation (of the first day), lords set in old times, the office of ancestors ( those of the primeval time) beginning from making the bank of Heqet down to the time of Geb. I have made it to ennoble the place in the midst of the district of silence. "
end quote

So I'm sitting here thinking, "Man, that guy just translated the shit out of that passage." I could not have done that. I marveled.

Then yesterday the Russian guy wrote again pointing to a paper he wrote. A critique on a recent work by a British luminary in the field. The Russian guy brings fresh understanding to what the British guy just published. I downloaded and read his paper. And his other paper too.

Along the way, because of social media, I am provided a picture of the flea-bitten Russian professor. See? I got the vodka-eyes right.

That guy ↑, an engineer it turns out, knows more about Egyptology than I'm likely to learn without really hitting it and it pisses me right off. Worse, his English is better than mine.

shiloh said...

"Shiloh is fucking up this blog."

Althouse, give Michael a hug!

btw, It's always darkest before it turns pitch black ...

Lem said...

Holder is hanging by a thread.

edutcher said...

FWIW, the two spaces is the dreaded APA format, which The Blonde had to endure working on her RN degree.

In my grade school, high school, undergrad, and post bac school days, I used one space and no one said anything, so I guess it's how anal some people (and institutions) are.

Happy spacing.

WV "essesse" What goes in front of ship names.

traditionalguy said...

The bleakness of a house is in the eye of the beholder, wrote Mrs Meade, on her dark and stormy night, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in Madison that our scene lies).

That may be an attack of weather aspergers, which is weather that is not socially acceptable.

Or it could be a subliminal signal that you miss having a dog.

ALH said...

Curious-
Last fall AA talked about a "political conspiracy" that would become apparent in 2012. Did that happen yet?

Scott M said...

Possibly more controversial, and certainly more emotionally charged, than the spacing after the period clash, is whether or not to indent two spaces when starting a new paragraph or a full tab.

Freeman Hunt said...

Ha ha ha, Chip.

madAsHell said...

I'm in Seattle....cuz I was born here.

Apparently, Obozo will be here in the next month hosting a $17,900 per plate dinner. You can have your picture taken with the 44th president.

This was announced in the SeattlePI. The comments under the announcement were scathing. Hmmm....I was going to link comments, but they are no longer available. Google Obama Medina dinner (Medina is a suburb of Seattle).

GarageMahal could not be found for comment.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Lem said...

Holder is hanging by a thread.


Can't believe Althouse didn't post about this today. I guess law stuff just doesn't interest her.

wv: dronc-- "Yeah, I'm dronc, What's it to you, asshole?"

edutcher said...

Lem, so's his boss.

We found out today that GodZero committed the risible blasphemy of saying he created Dodd-Frank and ZeroCare in the Name of the Real Messiah, unemployment will go back to about 9 and GDP will be about 1.5%, and Zero is now in a dead heat with 3 of the 4 Republicans.

Add to all this the fact that Zero can't seem to master concepts, but needs check boxes on his memos and that they may even revoke his Nobel and you have some rough days ahead for the Demos.

shiloh said...

"The comments under the announcement were scathing."

60 million voted for McCain and many of these are still pissed an African/American was easily elected president, so no surprise they're upset. Rumor has it Bush43 also fund raised, but again, Garage could not be reached for confirmation ...

Dead Julius said...

What about the syringe? Was that made entirely in state?

That's not the aspect that is interesting to me. I don't necessarily disagree with the FDA here. Instead, I like the puzzle of trying to find five activities where the Commerce Clause could not plausibly apply. I can't think of any. It's like a riddle wrapped in an enigma!

But then again I don't really care about that either. I think I was just seduced by your call to please chat with you!

What's interesting? Hmmm... let me think...

Is punctuation interesting, uh, interesting?

Definitely not !!!!!

So back to thinking, I guess...

Dead Julius said...

@Chip -

I am not gay but WOW that is one gorgeous man there. Made much more gorgeous by your description of his Egyptology skills.

rcocean said...

Here's a quote from Bleak House (cause things are getting too sunny after Chip's comment)

"Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights. Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs; fog lying out on the yards and hovering in the rigging of great ships; fog drooping on the gunwales of barges and small boats. Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper, down in his close cabin; fog cruelly pinching the toes and fingers of his shivering little 'prentice boy on deck. Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds. [...] The raw afternoon is rawest, and the dense fog is densest, and the muddy streets are muddiest near that leaden-headed old obstruction, appropriate ornament for the threshold of a leaden-headed old corporation, Temple Bar. And hard by Temple Bar, in Lincoln's Inn Hall, at the very heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of Chancery."

PS - That's good writing.

LilEvie said...

I do a lot of posting and emailing on my Blackberry. You don't get aan automatic period unless you double-space. So. There.

Carnifex said...

Was the nicest day here in Louisville. Warm and sunny, I wore a Tee-shirt. Mid 60's if not higher.

2 spaces. Always 2 spaces after a period. Because the nun's said so, and nun's can't lie, it's against their religion.

As far as 5 things you can do that does not interact with the Interstate Commerce Act, that would be akin to the Law of 5's in math. The Law of 5's states that "Any number can be reduced to the number 5, depending on the cleverness of the person doing the reducing." In other words, if the High Court can cite the shadow of the essence of a penumbra to institutionalize abortion, than anything and everything is interstate commerce.

I got no sympathy for the Prof for being up since 5, I've been up since 6 yesterday a.m. I have medical conditions that keep me awake.(yes, plural)

And I am watching "ARCHER"...this cartoon is...
freaking...
AWESOME!!

JAL said...

ratioMy day lilies are coming up. There are some crocuses, and a neighbor saw daffodils.

It's like Narnia when the witch's curse was broken and spring came after winter ... only we never really had winter this year.

Wrong. Go back to bed, flowers.

Insufficiently Sensitive said...

More doctors recommend owl boxes as a solution for gopher-ridden lawns than any other body of purveyors of learned irrelevant knowlege.

kimsch said...

One year ago today it was SnOMG!

Today there's no snow on the ground at all.

I had to unlearn two spaces after a period. But I learned to type on a typewriter. I took typing class. Now they all take keyboarding...

wv: hosinge

Revenant said...

Name five activities with no possible plausible effect on interstate commerce.

There aren't any, so far as the Supreme Court is concerned.

What we'll find out this year is whether it is possible for INactivity to count as interstate commerce. That's the real question.

Revenant said...

Holder is hanging by a thread

I will be shocked if Obama's doesn't throw him under the bus soon. The F&F scandal is too dangerous for him to let it simmer through this November.

Lance said...

But now fixed width is only used by programmers. In prose, we're all typesetters.

Leave us programmers out of it. We don't debate spaces. We debate brackets.

purplepenquin said...

Came home to a post card from my State Senator, letting me know that I signed a recall petition against him and I should call a special phone number if I didn't really do so.

Can't help but wonder if Walker is also gonna send a postcard to everyone that signed...

Akiva said...

How sad to arrive at a conversation long after it's over. Kind of like arriving at a bar right at closing...just remnants left around.

Do you realize you are very geocentric? Europe is enjoying a lovely winter such as they haven't had in 30 years, with writings about global COOLING as the year over year decline in winter temperature becomes serious. Yet you complain about lack of winter!

Think of all the environmental savings of not having to heat against colder temperatures, as well as the savings of not having to plow the roads. Alternatively and perhaps more importantly, the savings on your energy bills.

But if you'd like me to send you some of my winter, I'll be happy to do so for merely that savings on your energy bills (which will help me with mine, that have been double this year.)

Like in that empty bar, instead of the buzz of conversation I merely hear a bit of echo and the clink of cleanup.

On other important topics, whatever happened to althou.se?

Dead Julius said...

It is just after 3AM-- the time when the red phone rings!

And I've got a PHYSICS JOKE.

Nothing plunges the depths of bleakness like a 3am physics joke.

Why did Heisenberg's wife leave him?

Because when he had the time, he didn’t have the energy, and when he had the position, he didn’t have the momentum.


Somebody wrote that on my libertarian porn blog. I'm just passing it along. It's funnier if you smoke some ganja, preferably of the non-medical variety.

james conrad said...

Meanwhile, i think it hit 70 here in the Carolinas yesterday, absolutely gorgeous day to be out & about in Feb.

edutcher said...

About 50 in NE OH yesterday, but overcast. I understand why Ann couldn't find anything cool to photograph.

PS shiloh keeps harping on the number of people who voted for GodZero last time and everybody's supposed to be scared.

Considering Zero's lost about a third of those voters and the bad news for him just keeps piling up, no wonder all the trolls were out yesterday.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"PS shiloh keeps harping on the number of people who voted for GodZero last time and everybody's supposed to be scared.

Considering Zero's lost about a third of those voters and the bad news for him just keeps piling up, no wonder all the trolls were out yesterday."

Tend to agree, but since when do folks care about real results? Seems many only care about their own personal rake off the table these days and the hell with everyone else. That's what the dem jackals are counting on, what with all the goodies, paybacks and waivers being doled out. Producers get nothing more than grief and larger bills, and there are fewer and fewer all the time.

I hope you are right.

wv - dumsfer

Some people are dumsfer very little.

JackOfVA said...

What about the syringe? Was that made entirely in state?

But even if it was, it displaced the potential sale of a syringe in interstate commerce.

Once you start down the Wickard v. Filburn road the limit upon federal regulation is unlimited, with only a small trim around the edges by later cases.

Darrell said...

Don't fall for the BS that this winter has anything to do with "Climate Change." I happened upon a prediction in August that this might happen, from a guy that was on the team that predicted it last time--the first time that had ever been done because the data that was part of his predictive algorithm was not available before.
It a cyclic (13-17 year) pattern that can be found in weather data for hundreds off years, that involves a shift in the jetstream(s). The only unknown is how long the change will be sustained. Several times in the past it has made it through the entire winter. Most times, it fails to reform after normal patterns return. This winter it has been strong enough to regroup after four or five disappearances. That cold Canadian, and sometime Siberian, air has been avoiding the normal dip into the Great Lakes area around Chicago and has been traveling West to East directly into Europe and Asia. The predominate US jet stream is mush further South, keeping the usual cold regions warmer than normal.

You can find little of this explained ignorance fuels the meme
that hopes to empty your wallets.

Rusty said...

Hoarfrost- the look you get from a hooker when you claim to only have ten dollars.

jeff said...

Anyone who claims "many" of the 60 million who voted for a republican are pissed that a black man won, is a asshole, bound and determined to slander as many fellow Americans as possible who he disagrees with politically.

Carnifex said...

@ Rusty
That there's some funny stuff.

@Darrel
I think the "science is settled" that there is no global warming going on. And you would have to be pretty stupid to fall for anthropomorphic global climate change. Oh!...you're right, there IS one born every minute.

@Akiva
Where were you last year during "Snowmegeddin"?

On the good side I was able to get 2 hours interrupted sleep last night.(Damn women shouldn't be allowed near the thermostat)

"Archer"...best cartoon ever. Guns, spies, women, cars, animals, booze...a testosterone fueled fun fest driven by the clueless hero off the cliffs of funny. Last night Archer "just wants to have a fight on the top of a train. Is that to much to ask?!"

I might try to take another nap, all quiet here right now and I don't hurt. ciao.

LarsPorsena said...

@Chip:

Great post.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Never assume that because it's been mild where you are, it's been mild everywhere. It ain't necessarily so.

Use as many spaces after a period as you like. It. Doesn't. Matter.

marylynn said...

We bought a new snow blower in November. I would have preferred spending that money on something fun, but NOOOOO, we were sure a tough winter was coming. Jokes on us.
Oh well, next winter it will still be a brand new snowblower!!

Joe Schmoe said...

ScottM, the one space after a period is common now, but there's no absolute law of the land.

That said, if you submit something digitally to an editor for publication, using two spaces screams "I am new to this and I'm begging you to publish me!"

If you're self-publishing, do whatever you want.

Peter said...

8.3%. Down another 0.8% by Election Day and there is a chance that Obama might be re-elected.

Joe Schmoe said...

I agree with thoughts above that fixed width and all that are reasons why one space is preferred. I also think it's because early word processors, with automatic soft returns, didn't handle two spaces effectively.

With a typewriter, when you hit the end of a line, you hit return and start typing. With early word processors, you could end a sentence, hit spacebar once and maybe hit the right margin, at which point the word proc. would insert a soft return to start the next line, and then you'd hit spacebar again which would insert a space at the beginning of the next line. So you could wind up with in-paragraph sentences that would be indented one space. That looked lousy, and had to be fixed manually, which was a pain. Especially if you went back and made subsequent edits that affected the pagination at all.

So I think it was also a human intervention to cover up for the shortcomings of early word processors. I think now the out-of-the-box settings for MS Word autocorrect 2 spaces into 1 just to avoid that problem.

Darrell said...

Never assume that because it's been mild where you are, it's been mild everywhere.

But Alaska is the first landfall for the US jetstream, so with colder air recirculating the Earth without the usual encounters with tropical air, I would expect unusally cold weather there too.
The assholes in Alaska that ate Sarah Palinb can experience Russia (Siberia) just by walking outside their front doors.

Joe Schmoe said...

Assholes in Alaska ate Sarah Palinb?

shiloh said...

"shiloh keeps harping on the number of people who voted for"

No, my groupie edutcher, but I did mention McCain's vote total. And since Althouse began this thread whining about the weather, must be ok if my pet edutcher and don't tread whine about Obama as that's pretty much this blog in a nutshell.

And a special shout out to jeff who called me an asshole. Such Althouse conservative eloquence deserves special mention.

>

btw Althouse, did you give Michael a hug? Rhetorical.

tgif

edutcher said...

As I say, shiloh's the only one here who thinks a pet is something that continually gets the better of him.

Poor little masochist.

shiloh said...

edutcher's usual lame reply ie a childish personal attack.

Again, all I ask for is consistency!

take care, my disgruntled pet

Freeman Hunt said...

Someone needs to tell Facebook that Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms.

Darrell said...

Assholes in Alaska ate Sarah Palin?

Yes. Were you one of them? Or did you just cheer the lawsuits on? You showed you were an asshole by copying that stray "b." Now put on your sock puppet and come to your defense.

Joe Schmoe said...

Darrell, I'm not quite sure what you mean with all that nonsense you invoked. I like Palin.

If you're so defensive about your own piss-poor typing, then you're the asshat. What you wrote was hilarious. Own it. Don't get mad at others for pointing out how stupid it sounds.

Love said...

Why not just take a picture of Meade...taking a picture?

That's always really interesting.

Love said...

Freeman Hunt - "Someone needs to tell Facebook that Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms."

That is not necessarily true.

Waco, TX Planned Parenthood Has Provided Over 2,000 Mammograms Since 2001. From a Waco Planned Parenthood Newsletter:

In 2009 we provided 487 mammograms and 162 diagnostic follow-up procedures for our patients. Since this program began in 2001, we have provided 2,683 mammograms to low-income women. [Waco Planned Parenthood, Spring/Summer 2010]

ANd overall they provide 1,000's of "screenings" and referrels to service providers.

Darrell said...

Own this, asshole.
Or do you expect me to believe that you thought her name was Palinb? I assume that you'll never get piles, then.* Are we clear now?



*Piles--a synonym for hemorrhoids.
Never getting them implies that you are a perfect asshole.

I have Lupus and Raynaud's Syndrome causing my fingers to swell and making typing difficult. I also am a lazy bastard who doesn't bother with spellcheck for a blog comments most times. You know that you figured out what was meant. Own your own assholiness.

Freeman Hunt said...

Love, do you have a link that indicates it's PP doing the screening? From what I've read, they just give vouchers funded by Komen for the women to get the tests elsewhere. I can't find anything indicating that they offer these procedures onsite, but I may be missing something.

Joe Schmoe said...

Darrell, for the last time, you're lazy to the point of writing nonsensical stuff and you're getting mad at me for pointing it out? How thin-skinned are you? I expect you'll write another scathing reply, which I'll read, but won't respond to as this is definitely clutter. Grow up and sharpen up your game.

J Allen said...

Sorry Ann but upstate NY is in the same dilemma. They almost had to truck in the fluffy stuff for the snow machine races last weekend. Last year much was given to us so I guess even the weather is following the words of POTUS this year.