November 23, 2012

At the Capitalism-Is-Doomed Café...

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... hang out and talk about whatever you like, and if you'd like to show some affection for the blog called Althouse, please shop Amazon through the Althouse portal.

158 comments:

Jack said...

OMG! Obama must have been there! With Bill Ayers! And Jeremiah Wright! I'll bet they had Alinksy with 'em, too! Spooooky!!!

Did you call the Fox News roving patrol? They could do a live shot and expose the anti-colonial usurper's agenda! It's our only hope of being saved from Cloward and Piven!!1!

Something-something-Founding Fathers!!!

Peter Hoh said...

Back home after taking the daughter to the mall.

Capitalism looked pretty healthy, from what I could see.

Surfed said...

Snowing in Lake Geneva as I type...

miss j said...

Do you know why the blegs are so offensive? It's pushing, in a harsh economy, less fortunate individuals to spend money so you can get 7% of it.

Surfed said...

The gf says this isn't real snow and laughs at me for being such a Florida surfer boy. I feel so demeaned.

EDH said...

That wheat-pasted poster is actually quite revealing. Trying to use the voice of every man, it reveals contempt for the masses:

1.) Economists "promised us"...

2.) "We took out loans" for degrees and mortgages "we couldn't afford... pretending that we too were middle class."

3.) "There is no room for us at the top."

That last quote projects on most people the avaricious need to be "at the top". While maybe an aspiration for most people, its not a need or obsession.

But for the true believers in socialism, it's the whole ball game.

edutcher said...

I think we have someone auditioning for the position of village idiot here at Althouse.

Surfed said...

It's come to a fight has it? I will not willingly give up the position as resident village idiot. Do your worst!

TML said...

Hey, how come Sir Archy never comments any more? I miss that guy.

Surfed said...

We still duel in the South. And there is little in the way of honor for decamping these days.

phx said...

edutcher...you are so sleeping.

AprilApple said...

It's a kick watching anti-capitalists participate in capitalism, all while they bash it.

These are the same leftwing nutjobs who have been brainwashed by people like Oliver Stone and their leftwing professors to believe the horrors of communism are a fabrication.

IE: Like most pop/rock musicians: "Come watch me perform anti-capitalist songs that stick it to the man. Tickets are $50.00."

lol.

I'm still waiting for Barbara Streisand to open up her mansions to the poor.

phx said...

I'm still waiting for Barbara Streisand to open up her mansions to the poor.

Now there's a person who has done an incredible amount of good for the poor.

Pick on her politics. But you have no call to pick on the charity and good works she does.

AprilApple said...

I wonder how many anti-capitalists are out shopping today for black Friday deals? I wonder if they have any idea their participation in capitalism makes them complete and total hypocrites?

Surfed said...

Ball and cap at twenty paces. That said, I'll gladly give Ms. Althouse 7% of my Amazon spendings. I've had that much and more enjoyment from her musings and the comments section. I think I'll buy Jake Tapper's tour de force (The Outpost) through her portal just to start the Christams ball rolling this Black Friday. Here's my 7% Ms. Althouse and you're welcome to it.

AprilApple said...

As a communist, Barbara Streisand needs to give up her worldly possessions and share them.

phx said...

I wonder how many anti-capitalists are out shopping today for black Friday deals? I wonder if they have any idea their participation in capitalism makes them complete and total hypocrites?

Man you are just a bleating fanatic this morning, aren't you? Let me guess, Tea Party, right? Thank goodness for folks like you, though. I'm not sure Obama could have won without your help.

Paco Wové said...

"pushing, in a harsh economy, less fortunate individuals to spend money"

Maybe if the 'less fortunate' were less spineless, they'd be more fortunate.

AprilApple said...

phx rolls out the same boring talking points: "I won, haters".



phx said...

Maybe if the 'less fortunate' were less spineless, they'd be more fortunate.

And that's a nice prayer to remember over the holiday meals, too.

phx said...

Sorry for you moderate Republicans. We're gonna tie you to these ridiculous specimens all decade long I think.

Paul Zrimsek said...

If it's something you have to do under penalty of law, such as paying more taxes, you're being "asked".

If it's something you can ignore completely if it suits you, like an Amazon associate bleg, you're being "pushed".

Paco Wové said...

"We're gonna tie you to these ridiculous specimens all decade long"

Not exactly a 'prayer', but it does seem to be your modus operandi.

deborah said...

If Hillary wants to run, will she get the nomination?

Paco Wové said...

Years I've been visiting this blog: 7
Amazon purchases I've made via same: 0

Surfed said...

God I love Amazon. Feel sorry for the poor bastard capitalists who sell from brick and mortar... Got me some Hawaiian Kona coffee beans to boot.

Paco Wové said...

As a long-time visitor, Phx's transition to full-on douchebaggery has been fascinating to watch.

Joe Schmoe said...

Do you know why the blegs are so offensive? It's pushing, in a harsh economy, less fortunate individuals to spend money so you can get 7% of it.

But you'll pay $4 a gallon for gas and heating oil without batting an eye? At least Ann's business model is 100%-completely-and-utterly voluntary.

I don't feel pushed in the least. She's not saying you have to buy anything; just that if you are going to buy something from Amazon, use her portal to help support the blog. Doesn't cost you anything, and you're transferring some of Amazon's profit to Ann. Which Amazon is happy to do as Ann can help direct thousands of her readers to Amazon, which they might not have otherwise done. Do I really need to explain all this to you? If all Obama voters think like you, capitalism is doomed.

chickelit said...

@Surfed: Pistils at dawn!

Think, pussy, not fighting: link

Surfed said...

My sentiments exactly Mr. Schmo...

Surfed said...

@Chicelit - I repeat Sir, You will have to pry the Althouse Village Idiot moniker from my cold dead hands. My second is an attorney. That should strike fear into your heart more than my aim as it were..

rhhardin said...

Capitalist farmer gets out of the house to till a cornfield, on the bike commute yesterday. (video)

chickelit said...

pH=X: the measure of your wit, be it acerbic or caustic, is unknown to me. But do not attack and corrode the words of AprilApple.

Tim said...

The Socialists better not hope Capitalism is doomed.

It's they only way they can pay their bills.

Erika said...

Guys, you are just as capable of ignoring the people who gripe about the Amazon blegs as they are of ignoring the blegs themselves.

chickelit said...

@pH=X: Perhaps you should be titrated, or as Titus would have it--"tit-rated."

Lem said...

Man you are just a bleating fanatic this morning, aren't you? Let me guess, Tea Party, right? Thank goodness for folks like you, though. I'm not sure Obama could have won without your help.

That's not in the spirit of what you said to me the other day.

AprilApple said...

Let's hear it for leftwing communist propagandists living large in evil capitalist America.

cool.

Bob Ellison said...

Why are the lefties so angry? Didn't they win the election? Shouldn't they be happy?

phx said...

That's not in the spirit of what you said to me the other day.

What did I say to you the other day?

phx said...

Jesus, BobEllison. Lefties angry? Read the comment section right here!

Bob Ellison said...

phx, it's a cafe thread, and almost instantly you lefties turned it into a snarlfest. Can't you just sit back, have a beer, and bask in victory? I'm still trytophanning, myself.

AprilApple said...

"If one word had to describe the apartment, that word would be bold, from the confident rope swirls in the living room rug, to its bright blue and red chairs, to its huge painting inspired by Chinese communist propaganda that all but covers one wall. Even the white couch is oversize, so that Stone, who is six feet tall, can relax and watch movies on a large, flat-screen TV. “We wanted the opposite of drab,” says Stone."

I'm so glad Stone is able to rest in comfort. That's important.

AprilApple said...

I'm not angry. Anti-capitalists bring me much amusement. Even though it's not really funny.

AprilApple said...

Thank you, Chickelit (@10:48)

sydney said...

I don't know if capitalism is doomed, but I do have the sense that our basic freedoms and our nation as a whole are doomed. (Capitalism always survives, even in tyrannical communist countries. It's called the black market.)

Lem said...

What did I say to you the other day?

phx said... 11/19/12 2:31 PM

"I think what will happen to make people listen to each other is if we genuinely respect each other and somehow communicate that to one another.

I actually do believe in that. I do believe in reaching out a hand in good will, and accepting it when it gets offered. Fight hard sure, but find a way to show respect when you do it.

Maybe that is something a lot of use here can agree on regardless of party."

Calling people names is hardly respectful.

Bob Ellison said...

Lem, you ignorant slut!

Bob Ellison said...

Here's a thought: maybe we can get all the bile out in this thread, the better that future threads be less...bilefull. Lock and load! Surfed's mama wears combat boots!

edutcher said...

phx, you obviously don't know to whom I was referring.

And, no, it's not Surfed, who seems like a pretty cool guy.

deborah said...

If Hillary wants to run, will she get the nomination?

After the last 4 years, she'll be lucky if they let her in the hall.

Bob Ellison said...

Why are the lefties so angry? Didn't they win the election? Shouldn't they be happy?

To be a Lefty is to be always angry. They're sore losers and worse winners. If the election hadn't been stolen, most of us would be talking about what the Romster should implement first. The Lefties haven't said Word One about Zero's second term agenda and what they'd like to see.

Then again, what's Barry going to do differently the next 4 years?

Big Mike said...

@Surfed, it's cap and ball, not ball and cap. And I doubt you could hit a barn from inside with doors closed.

We Virginians understand how this is done, suh!

Bob Ellison said...

Also, I hear garage mahal uses Balls O' Fire salmon eggs in the lake! Guffaw!

deborah said...

:P

Bros before hos. Next stop, first female president!

Tank said...

The leftists are angry because, just when they won, we ran out of money. Ha, the jokes on them.

That's the problem with socialism, as someone once said. Thatcher?

Whatever.

Looks like a nice day.

phx said...

@Lem I stand by that. I don't think listening to people like April or the kind of comment Paco made here is part of that.

Don't think I'm naive for a minute Lem. I'm not some hippy saying kumbaya. There are some people who truck in ugly here. Everyone knows who they are. An open hand is always there even for them, but that's not the only tool I use.

Lem said...

Lem, you ignorant slut!

SNL... I know...

phx said...

Well I didn't want to say it.

Big Mike said...

@Tim, your comment at 10:40 is precisely on point!

Today's Washington Post has a front-page article trying to figure out why the recovery is "sputtering." How about if the administration and their lackeys in the press stop hating on capitalism? Have they considered trying that???

Rusty said...

(Capitalism always survives, even in tyrannical communist countries. It's called the black market.)


Which makes lefties decrying free markets all the more hilarious.


phx said...
I wonder how many anti-capitalists are out shopping today for black Friday deals? I wonder if they have any idea their participation in capitalism makes them complete and total hypocrites?

Man you are just a bleating fanatic this morning, aren't you? Let me guess, Tea Party, right? Thank goodness for folks like you, though. I'm not sure Obama could have won without your help.


Whoa! Somebody hit a nerve.

Lem said...
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Big Mike said...

@phx, there is no one on the left, you included, who is actually interested in trying to solve the problems of the United States. Otherwise you'd pay attention when some of us math-literate try to explain why your ideas don't work and the things you hate -- like capitalism -- do work.

I got a large charge out of Susan Estrich's column the other day. It's just dawned on her that she's one of the rich who's about to be taxed. Welcome to the real world, Susan!

phx, I'm sure your hand is out, just as I'm certain there's joy buzzer hidden in it.

phx said...

Otherwise you'd pay attention when some of us math-literate try to explain why your ideas don't work and the things you hate

That's laughable. I'm sure your children must enjoy it when you talk that way to them.

Lem said...

Why don't try something...

I propose we try to stay civil to one another at least until after the swearing in.

No irony.

I know this idea has less chance than Simpson Bowels... but I thought I try anyway.

Scott said...

Watching the morning news about the "spontaneous" strikes/walk-outs of employees at Walmart on Black Friday.

NOT ONE of them mentioned that they were organized and bankrolled by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Why not? Most of the workers in the major media are organized under Newspaper Guild/CWA or AFTRA. They can and do suppress news that is unflattering to the labor movement. And apparently the memo went out -- like Benghazi, the Walmart walkout was presented as a "spontaneous uprising" and not a manipulation of low-information people.

That said, I have no sympathy for Walmart. Target pays their workers even less, and yet they've been able to keep the unions out for 45 years. Walmart lacks the guile to be truly evil.

phx said...

You pick the rules Lem.

wyo sis said...

Do Socialists pay their bills?

Lem said...

Whenever somebody violates the civility truce - we call out Simpson Bowls.

David said...

TML said...
Hey, how come Sir Archy never comments any more? I miss that guy.

Sir Archiy died again. That makes 11 times in all. He had last died in 1892. The paperwork requirements to get back are much more complicated now, and it takes forever to process the application. Before now, you just showed up, signed your name and, whoop! you were in.

phx said...

Are we talking about civil between each other?

Big Mike said...

That's laughable. I'm sure your children must enjoy it when you talk that way to them.

Quod erat demonstrandum!

phx said...

Why on earth would you have a hard time being civil to me?

Lem said...

Not for nothing...

But asking people to work on thanksgiving, before the football is even over?

I think Walmart is going too far.

Not getting the PR genius award.

Dante said...

OK, Ann, I refuse to shop at Amazon unless I absolutely need to, so I sent you a donation via pay pal. I have no idea what's appropriate, so I sent $30.00, which I assume is what a reasonable book would cost, or a subscription to a newspaper for a month. That's my justification, and I have no idea what's appropriate.

I like the whole forum here, not only your posts. Should I send some money to Bagoh and Crack too? They add a lot to this forum, or in Crack's case, did.

I read Crack's stuff sometimes, but frankly, it's a bit too abstract for me to appreciate. I've noted you've steered traffic to him from time to time, and I think that's great. Top Crack Quotation, something like "She is like a bird of prey looking for the next bit of flesh to rip off," and of course Romney's "Wan" smile.

Anyway, the whole thing is confusing to me. I'm not being snarky about it, I do not understand how it is meant to work. For instance, the paper on which you are publishing is from blogger, and I assume they somehow have managed to monetize the paper part of it.

So I do appreciate what you do, but would frankly rather send you a fruitcake (Just kidding!), or something other than mere $ that shows I really appreciate your time and energy. But if money does it, great.

In my view, writing, and getting comments backs, is self-exploration, trying to challenge ourselves against the world. So here are some things I'm mulling over in my own mind.

A) The obamaphone video. I do not find it racist at all. It seems to me it clearly calls out a failure of society. But, I'm starting to hear racial notes even in my own family, which I find quite disturbing, and I have to come up with a way of dealing with it.

B) The Farmer. He has challenged everyone here saying we are a bunch of whiners because we lost the election. How much of that is real, and how much of it is that I can't stand the expansion of the states rules into every aspect of our lives?

C) Bagoh. He is so clear in his writing: it takes me 8 sentences to say what he can encapsulate in 2, with more power. Plus, he is a great, warm man anyway.

D) It's not a prime topic, but I can see even here the subtle shift between "We are a rich country, and can afford all this shit" to "We can't afford all this shit, what are we going to do, and what does it mean for our children."

E) Uncomfortable ideas such as "The supreme court decided Roe V. Wade, so it's constitutional." I still have to understand that, it's on my list.

F) Loved the Drudgtapositions, and one comment I recall was that "If you do this long enough, you will play around with it."

I used to read the "Belmont Club," but the guy is to real, too powerful. I sent him a donation too.

Anyway, I hope you will continue on. My only complaint is the unaccountable leftists who say outrageous things to people. It merely seems to cement the viewpoints. The posters, I suppose, feel good because they feel good about getting under someone's skin.

Happy holidays.

phx said...
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phx said...

The retail industry in general seems to be undermining a lot of the traditions that has helped hold us all together. Our existential problems aren't only economic.

chickelit said...

I found this one while looking up pH=X's latest:

ἀεὶ Λιβύη φέρει τι κακόν / καινόν

"Libya always bears something evil / new",

~Aristotle

chickelit said...

phx said...
The retail industry in general seems to be undermining a lot of the traditions that has helped hold us all together. Our existential problems aren't only economic.

You will not convince me even if you do convince me.

Michael K said...

" Blogger phx said...

Sorry for you moderate Republicans. We're gonna tie you to these ridiculous specimens all decade long I think. "

The cluelessness is the least attractive trait of lefties. Of course, it is a tough competition but they just don't see the anteater coming while they are celebrating their victory over the other ants.

It's not a matter of "moderate Republicans" or conservative Republicans. We had a chance to try a change of direction while there was time to do it gradually and with the least pain. No, the left chose pain and pain it will be.

In a few years, when reality arrives, they will be protesting the pain but it won't matter.

The gods of the copybook headings always win.

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Lem said...

Good comment Dante..

I empathise with all of that list...

BTW.. The professor likes lists, the process of listing things.

AJ Lynch said...

Surfed:
I remember a story about a South African soccer player who got a scholarship to kick field goals at Syracuse. He had never seen snow and during the first snowfall in his freshman year, he asked his roommate when it would stop. The roommate replied "April".

Lem said...

Our existential problems aren't only economic.

No solo de pan vivira el hombre... sino de toda palabra que sale de la boca de Obama.

Rabel said...

The "Capitalism is Doomed" poster is produced by Crimethinc, an anarchist collective.

You can buy their books and other products such as "Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook [Paperback] $158.48 New" at Amazon.com. Just search for "Crimethinc"

Please use the Althouse Amazon portal when purchasing your manuals for the destruction of the capitalist hegemony.

Lem said...

... Simpson Bowls.

Maybe that's why they haven't gotten anywhere... How can they be taking seriously with that unfortunate name?

Paco Wové said...

"Il souhaitait que tous les nobles fussent pendus et étranglés avec les boyaux des prêtres."

chickelit said...

@Lem: Irritable Simpson-Bowls Syndrome?

Lem said...

lol

Surfed said...

@BigMike - funny you should mention not being able to hit a barn door. I was shooting with a Colt Naval Revolver last year when all three top chambers went off at the same time. Damn near ended my career as an historical artist. My profile pic contains one of my pieces, the HMS Sophie from Patrick O'Brian novels.

Dante said...

The retail industry in general seems to be undermining a lot of the traditions that has helped hold us all together. Our existential problems aren't only economic.

I think I could settle with the retail business being a little less commercial, if only the government would stop encouraging single motherhood.

Deal, phx?

ricpic said...

The astounding fact about capitalism is that the burghers in places like the Netherlands were able to break the natural alliance between the ruling class and a few monopolies or near monopolies and institute a free market economy, which is all capitalism means. But the natural alliance, being natural, always in all places threatens to doom capitalism. We're living it right here right now. Ain't it fun?

caplight45 said...

Lem said: "No solo de pan vivira el hombre... sino de toda palabra que sale de la boca de Obama."

It's blasphemy but then so is regarding him as Messiah. Let it be a warning.

cubanbob said...

phx said...
Maybe if the 'less fortunate' were less spineless, they'd be more fortunate.

And that's a nice prayer to remember over the holiday meals, too.

11/23/12 10:20 AM

And all else being the same I would be even more fortunate if I didn't have to support welfare slugs like the Obamaphone woman.

Lem said...

It's blasphemy but then so is regarding him as Messiah. Let it be a warning.

Thats how I meant it, as a dig at those who regard him as something of a Messiah.

AprilApple said...

According to Drudge, lots of OWS types are out shopping today. Yikes.

rcommal said...

I don't get the "blegs are offensive" thing. If offended by that, then why not just skip those posts? No one's forcing anyone to do anything, after all.

cubanbob said...

Why the hate on Ann for the bleg? it's not anyone commenting here is paying a subscription.

rcommal said...

Besides:

1) This is "pushing"? Really? Someone's awful sensitive, then.

2) Who says everyone here is "less fortunate"? Obviously, if you feel you are, don't spend the money. I hardly think Althouse would expect you to take food from your kids' mouths, or something. Do you really think she does? How odd.

Paco Wové said...

"Why the hate on Ann for the bleg?"

Apparently the 'less fortunate' are incapable of resisting Althouse's Svengali-like powers.

You will click on the link. You will buy one gallon of milk for $45.00, plus shipping and handling. And I will get my cut, you miserable pauper!

AprilApple said...

I needed a pair of shoes a while back. I made sure to use Ann's portal. I'm happy use the portal to make a purchase that I am going to make anyway. It's an easy way to show appreciation.

shiloh said...

"has been fascinating to watch."

Again, if not for a few libs this blog would be :::zzz:::

blessings

rhhardin said...

Whoever is substituting for Limbaugh is impossible to listen to.

Just get Mark Steyn.

Ann Althouse said...

"OK, Ann, I refuse to shop at Amazon unless I absolutely need to, so I sent you a donation via pay pal. I have no idea what's appropriate, so I sent $30.00, which I assume is what a reasonable book would cost, or a subscription to a newspaper for a month. That's my justification, and I have no idea what's appropriate."

Thanks! I appreciate the contribution and genuinely find it encouraging.

Back before I met Meade, he used to put in a $10 contribution from time to time, and we've often observed that if all the regular readers sent $10 once a year, it would really be impressive.

I've had readers give amounts like $5 or $10 and all the way up to $50 or $100. I've gotten $100 an impressive number of times actually. Maybe more than that occasionally. But there are people who keep doing what they probably picture as "subscribing." That's what Meade did in the old days. It's really nice for a writer to have the experience of being paid for writing, even as the reading itself is a big reward for me.

DADvocate said...

Again, if not for a few libs this blog would be :::zzz:::

True. But, with the once or twice a week exception, this blog is ::zzz::. Ann posts something, someone makes a partisan comment, someone else makes an opposing partisan comment, a few ad hominems ensue, an sporadic genuinely funny or insightful comment occurs, repeat.

While I have no particular sympathy for any libs here, as they remind me of the drivel I've heard from my parents and siblings for decades, I marvel that anyone bothers to engage them, or insult them, as they're a as predictable as the sun rising in the east. On the other hand, I get really bored sometimes.

Lem said...

Whoever is substituting for Limbaugh is impossible to listen to.

He is channeling John Houseman.

rhhardin said...

State Farm, always technologically twenty years back, expires your online passwords, not having heard that that ruins security.

The same bureaucratic mind checks that you don't reuse the same one.

Apparently they thought of people trying that and put a stop to it.

Alex said...

Americans don't care if they elected a socialist as long as he bleats enough positive things about capitalism which Obama has on occasion.

Alex said...

The problem is I can't seem to find a single one.

Lem said...

Capitalism is a regulated militia... nothing else is as regulated... even tried to shut them up with MaCain Findgold... but they survide that one... for now.

Something that resilient cannot earthly.

Chip Ahoy said...

miss j,

Where you see pushing I see a reminder this is affiliate.

Would you rather she do this for nothing?

You can not be pushed if your eyeballs can scroll, for instance I spot them on Insty like that *snap* and skip right along, there's just too much to read.

Blogger makes this space available for free to Ann and to us all.

This is what she's done with it. What have you done with yours? Where is your blog?

See?

This takes a lot of effort. And smarts, believe it or not. A lot of it a matter of being constant. She's inviting us to read her diary and she's keeping it up very well. And it's interesting! And you can even participate.

On top of that along the way Amazon offers opportunity to monetize with no skin off the reader/buyer's teeth that would be ludicrous to overlook on blogs this popular. And people buy things or not, through Amazon or not, through this affiliate or not.

Available through the Althouse-Amazon portal.

The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite is Sending the Middle Class

Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present

You too can become an Amazon affiliate, become popular, and drive sales It's the American way!






AprilApple said...

A little good news about Walmart:

A local Walmart donates their "about to expire" meat to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Gorgeous steaks and all the good cuts. The volunteers take the meat, mix it with vitamins, freeze it into cubes and give it to the hundreds of carnivores living at the sanctuary.

I was given a behind the scenes tour of the place last summer. 720 acres of compassion and mercy- and it all started with the kindness of one man.

The stories behind many of the animals who are there are heart-breaking. The sanctuary turns away 90% of the requests to take on more animals.

Freeman Hunt said...

The same bureaucratic mind checks that you don't reuse the same one.

Apparently they thought of people trying that and put a stop to it.


I hate that. I couldn't remember the password for an account the other day, so I reset it instead of guessing. Then it asked me to choose a password and wouldn't accept the one I entered because it had already been used. (It was the one I'd just reset.) Obnoxious.

Lem said...

Did I say survide?... I meant survive.

Survide is waht we do after having Biden as our VP.

Freeman Hunt said...

How many passwords with a number, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a special character can one be expected to remember?

Tank said...

Freeman Hunt said...

How many passwords with a number, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a special character can one be expected to remember?


I have 63.

No, I do not have them memorized.

Lem said...

How many passwords with a number, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a special character can one be expected to remember?

I keep them in a worddoc... in the computer... afraid to print it because it would defeat the purpose.

That reminds me of a senior where I work complaining she was having trouble printing her bank registration page... I had trouble myself explaining why the bank might not want her doing that.

I suggested she go to the bank in person and ask them for advise.

Big Mike said...

@Surfed, if you're still hanging around, it's called "chain-firing." Here's a link that describes how it happens and how to prevent it. People I know who shoot cap and ball revolvers in reenacting organizations (lots of such organizations in Virginia for both the Revolutionary War and Civil War) smear a layer of Crisco across the front of the cylinder and into the chambers as a measure to prevent chain-firing. As much soot as black powder leaves behind, the Crisco only makes cleaning the gun afterward that much more challenging I suppose.

Methadras said...

shiloh said...

"has been fascinating to watch."

Again, if not for a few libs this blog would be :::zzz:::

blessings


As if you guys are the spice that drives this blog. Hardly. You're ideas are old, your execution is stale and rote. Your presumptions are that of a child, but please, do keep thinking that without you, this blog, nay, much less this world would be a dimmer place. ROFL!!! Your narcissism and hubris are never left wanting.

bgates said...

I propose we try to stay civil to one another at least until after the swearing in.

I'll stand by that. I don't think listening to people like fux or treating him with anything other than the contempt he so richly deserves is part of that.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

How many passwords with a number, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a special character can one be expected to remember?

I have them in a rolodex on my desk. Each time they expire or I decide to change I just pencil line through the old password and write in the new one so I can look it up if I forget. I must have 40 or more.

The good thing about this method is that I have a history of old passwords, some go back 5 or more years, so I won't keep trying to repeat. The other good thing is that if I die or something, my husband can still get on the websites he needs [like the bank accounts, credit cards, IRS, Franchise tax board etc]. He'll be screwed when it comes to operating the remote controls, netflix, the roku box or anything else electronic or computer related. It's ok...I'll be screwed when it comes to fixing plumbing, or electrical stuff. I can never remember where the shut off valves are, start the gas powered weed eater, rototiller or remember how to reset the breakers. We are an inept team that does well together :-)


Chip Ahoy said...

The Obamaphone woman.

Repulsive in so many ways. That she called it that. That she thinks it's free. That a supplier profited by mischaracterizing to low information customers, and now the woman gets free calls, yes, but she's obviously quite thick and unable to sort her affairs she WILL run up her calls beyond what is offered for free, she must because she called her free thing an Obamaphone and so now she will be actually buying free Obamaphones by paying the taxes tacked onto her calls not covered by her uncontrollable excessive talking.

But I think what Althouse found ugly about Republicans pointing all that out again is the way Limbaugh drives things on his show, I think, the portions of his show that I've heard can be obnoxious that way. Drive a thing over an dover an dover an dover until you're crazy. That's ugly. He probably did that with Obamaphone. She was pointing out Limbaugh iirc.

Methadras said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

How many passwords with a number, a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a special character can one be expected to remember?

I have them in a rolodex on my desk. Each time they expire or I decide to change I just pencil line through the old password and write in the new one so I can look it up if I forget. I must have 40 or more.

The good thing about this method is that I have a history of old passwords, some go back 5 or more years, so I won't keep trying to repeat. The other good thing is that if I die or something, my husband can still get on the websites he needs [like the bank accounts, credit cards, IRS, Franchise tax board etc]. He'll be screwed when it comes to operating the remote controls, netflix, the roku box or anything else electronic or computer related. It's ok...I'll be screwed when it comes to fixing plumbing, or electrical stuff. I can never remember where the shut off valves are, start the gas powered weed eater, rototiller or remember how to reset the breakers. We are an inept team that does well together :-)


May I recommend a firefox/IE add-on called lastpass. It is also a stand-alone PC/Mac app and it's free. It stores all of your website passwords in one place. Does a ton of other things too.

Big Mike said...

Why on earth would you have a hard time being civil to me?

Because either you're a snide, hypocritical s.o.b. or the most clueless excuse for a specimen of humanity since Forrest Gump. Can you really look at what you've written before clicking on "Publish Your Comment" and not realize how offensive you are?

BTW Forrest Gump was a fictitious character.

phx said...

Because either you're a snide, hypocritical s.o.b. or the most clueless excuse for a specimen of humanity since Forrest Gump.

Oh, come on, Big Mike. Show me some luuuuuuuvv.

phx said...

I'll stand by that. I don't think listening to people like fux or treating him with anything other than the contempt he so richly deserves is part of that.

Us libtards roll that way.

McTriumph said...

The hair on fire media, academics and losers always declare capitalism dead when a democratic president drives a recession into a long term depression. History always repeats itself.
FORWARD!

Lem said...

If somebody hackes my computer, could they get at my worddoc with my passwords?

Or do I have to pay somebody to find the anwer to that?

Lem said...

Drive a thing over an dover an dover an dover until you're crazy. That's ugly.

I find he is doing that less and less.

somefeller said...

Phx, don't get mad at Big Mike. He's just upset because he looked in his closet and discovered that his "Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare" sign is faded beyond repair. He so wanted to take it to this week's Tea Party meeting, and now he has to make a new one or go empty-handed. Show a little mercy, why don't you?

AprilApple said...

somefeller - don't you and CJ have an OWS meeting to attend? Bring your electronics.

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somefeller said...

April, who is CJ? Is this part of your little internal monologue? And as far as OWS is concerned, that's so last year and I've always been more interested in investing in Wall Street rather than occupying it. Because I'm one of those liberal elitists, remember?

caplight45 said...

I believe a while back I encouraged the Professor to remind us more frequently about the Amazon portal. I had made a purchase for work and didn't think about the portal till afterward. I suggested that more frequent reminders would help me remember to use the portal which is easy enough to do and benefits both she and myself. If you don't want to do it, don't. Just quit bitching.

Big Mike said...

Show me some luuuuuuuvv.

I am showing you love. It's called "tough love," and you clearly need it badly.

somefeller doesn't truly love you; he's merely an enabler.

Lem said...

A reason why it may not be a good idea to mention the Amazon link 'too often' also (as Althouse can and does speak for herself) might have to do with the possible accusation stated thus - "how can she on the one hand appear to criticize this when she is constantly hitting people up for dough"... or so the argument would go.

Bloggers wont hesitate to pounce.

rcommal said...

We are an inept team that does well together :-)

That is so charming. Love it! Got something like that (though different in the details) myself, and I am grateful.

phx said...

I am showing you love. It's called "tough love," and you clearly need it badly.

Oh, you with your fantasies.

Inga said...

Just finished doing all my Christmas shopping, online. Got some amazing bargains! And didn't have to step foot onto one overcrowded , hot, stinky store. Got myself some goodies too, black Friday online is much more fun than standing in some godforsaken line in 30 degree Wisconsin weather.

Turkey soup is on the stove and another pumpkin swirl cheesecake in the oven, mmmmm, the aroma....

The occasional snowflake here and there reminds that we are overdue for a big snow. We usually have at least an inch or two by now.

Inga said...

Into, not onto, I'm not the 100 foot Midwestern lady.

Inga said...

Big Mike, needs some comfort food, that will surely turn his snarl into a purr.

EMD said...

IASEF.

AprilApple said...

somefeller. My mistake I thought you were someone that I used to know. maybe not.
You should consider an OWS membership. Way more hip than those stuffy old tea party people. The tea party people pay their taxes and desire accountable limited government. Radicals.

OWS - much more hip and cool.
Goes well with the hypocritical anti-capitalist/anti-corporate sentiment on the left.

shiloh said...

"I marvel that anyone bothers to engage them, or insult them"

It's a political blog addiction, especially w/cons the past (5) years lol, plus they are totally devoted to their blog mistress! Sometimes as much as $100 devoted.

Their whole lives revolve around this blog ~ bless their little hearts.

>

And AprilApple as well as having reading comprehension deficit is a totally confused Althouse pet.

Please be gentle w/her ...

wyo sis said...

I think consistency is very important. It shows a lack of imagination, but it also makes one sure of ones place. I'd like to thank Shiloh for being a consistent tool. It's a beacon of surety in a troubled world.

Robert Cook said...

"Back home after taking the daughter to the mall.

"Capitalism looked pretty healthy, from what I could see."


Cell growth in organisms is healthy, too...in fact, necessary for life...unless it is the out of control cell growth of malignant cancer.

Robert Cook said...

"Why are the lefties so angry? Didn't they win the election?"

No.

Robert Cook said...

"Americans don't care if they elected a socialist...."

How will you know until it happens?

Surfed said...

@BigMike - Used the Crisco and it does make clean up a pain.

Dante said...

(Capitalism always survives, even in tyrannical communist countries. It's called the black market.)

Not sure who said this, but in Russia it was Vodka. Yes, if you waited long enough, you appliances would get fixed, but if you wanted the plumber right away, it takes vodka.

Given where lefties want to take us here, I think it's going to be hamburgers. And large sodas.

Dante said...

"Why are the lefties so angry? Didn't they win the election?"

No.


What more could you possibly want? Increasingly, the country is being run by the state. No, they don't call it "Taxes," but taxes on everything for subsidies is the name of the game.


Sure, it helps out the ownership class, but isn't that what always happens? That's part of the lefty Nirvana: more power to the state.

phx said...

but it also makes one sure of ones place.

Being sure of your place is overrated, IMO. People who are sure of their place usually aren't.

Steven said...

Capitalism: Doomed for 145 years.

Rusty said...

shiloh said...
"has been fascinating to watch."

Again, if not for a few libs this blog would be :::zzz:::

blessing





Ah. The eternal sunshine of an unhindered mind.

Big Mike said...

@Surfed, you used the Crisco and you still chain-fired two additional chambers? I've never heard of that before.

Robert Cook said...

"That's part of the lefty Nirvana: more power to the state."

The desire of the state to control everything is the natural outcome over time of any large, organized state and is not a feature unique to any political faction.

reformed trucker said...

"Sure, it helps out the ownership class, but isn't that what always happens? That's part of the lefty Nirvana; more power to the state."

Whoa, back up the thought train. Both sides of the isle have done their fair share to bring about the demise of America, it's just that one side is more proficient at it.

But not to worry, when the feces hits the rotary oscillator I'm sure FEMA will take REAL good care of us little people...

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Rusty said...

Robert Cook said...
"That's part of the lefty Nirvana: more power to the state."

The desire of the state to control everything is the natural outcome over time of any large, organized state and is not a feature unique to any political faction.

This is abasolutely true, comrade Bob. It is then incumbent on us ,the individual citizen ,to fight that tendency tooth and nail at every opportunity.
Free markets-free people

Rusty said...

Robert Cook said...
"That's part of the lefty Nirvana: more power to the state."

The desire of the state to control everything is the natural outcome over time of any large, organized state and is not a feature unique to any political faction.

This is abasolutely true, comrade Bob. It is then incumbent on us ,the individual citizen ,to fight that tendency tooth and nail at every opportunity.
Free markets-free people