November 16, 2012

At the Elephant Ear Café...

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... bring it all in here.

60 comments:

edutcher said...

Love those radiators.

Reminds me of home.

Are they decoration or do they work and, if so, do you have to bleed them every year?

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Didn't have the opportunity to comment on this yesterday, so here goes:

Buster Posey.

National League MVP.

Deservedly so.

That guy is rock solid.

In playing two full seasons for the S.F. Giants, he's won two World Series Championships.

Anyway, he's unforgettable. Just ask Reds Catcher Ryan Hanigan couldn’t bear to watch Buster Posey’s Grand Slam off of notorious prick Mat (who the fuck spells "Matt" with just one "t"?) Latos.

Ann Althouse said...

The radiators work and we do bleed them.

Ann Althouse said...

The old part of the house is 90 years old.

edutcher said...

My old house (my grandfather's, actually) is 100 this year.

Needed a new roof when I sold it, but, otherwise, in pretty good shape.

Nothing like the heat from those radiators. Not necessarily better, but, coming in from the cold, standing next to them is always nice.

Patrick said...

My heart says Braun, but yeah it should be Buster. No real question.

Unknown said...

Barack Obama hazed me.

Not to death.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Barack Obama hazed me.

Not to death.

Quayle said...

I love the sound of radiators in the morning.

Sounded like.....New Jersey.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Professor Galbraith has a nice wisecrack, as one would expect, self-serving, about how the Republicans' insistence that they are not wholly responsible for the economic mess won't work, because if you play that game, you can complain that all our economic woes trace to Alexander
Hamilton."

You hear this quote?

WHY THE FUCK NOT?

WHAT DID YOU PAY FOR AND WHO DID YOU PAY, you Republican donors.

https://cumulus.hillsdale.edu/Buckley/

Dante said...

Drudge has a link to Israelis claiming rockets from Egyptian territory have been launched:

Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

"Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night," reports the Jerusalem Post. "The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries."

The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, "Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council."


It's interesting how rhetoric can get in the way. I wonder how many Israelis right now are thinking the new Egyptian Government is complicit, and how many are wondering about our new Golden God.

Well, I hope Obama isn't asleep right now.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Greatest ever link you will click G U A R A N T E E D.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"William F. Buckley, Jr., who died February 27 at age eighty-two, was many things: graduate, and scourge, of Yale University; architect of the modern American conservative movement; founder of National Review; author of fifty books and 5,600 syndicated newspaper columns; host of TV's "Firing Line" (1,054 episodes recorded between 1966 and 1999); peerless debater and lecturer; spy and bestselling spy novelist; millionaire yachtsman; harpsichordist and pianist; bon vivant..."


This is all James Rosen describing William Frank Buckly Junior.

Whose father, as related to his Mexican connections, thank God chose America to partially start to raise young Bill.

Hagar said...

What is it with women and jungle plants?

Hagar said...

What is it with women and jungle plants?

William said...

Does anyone think that it was one hell of a coincidence that on 9/11 radical Islamic preachers became apoplectic about a little known You Tube video.....Likewise does anyone think that just as Iran's satellite regime in Syria becomes unstable, their other tools in Hamas start firing rockets into Israel. I guess the plan is that everyone can lay aside their internecine quarrels and hate Israel. At any rate, Syria is off the front pages.

edutcher said...

Hardly a coinkydink. Consider this, off Insta.

The noose is tightening.

Maybe we can recall Barry.

Hagar said...

What is it with women and jungle plants?

Both are best when hot and wet?

wyo sis said...

I love the below window bookshelves. I think I might do that in my living room. We have far too many books and far too few shelves. Plus you get a window seat or a shelf for plants.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

As I've quoted elsewhere and will do again, "Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax... You're Goddamed right I'm living in the fucking past."

john said...

Where, you ask, did the Hollywood celebrties go during Superstorm Sandy?

This appears to be a true photo of Sean Penn approaching Staten Island with relief aid.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I was there the night the lights went out in Georgia, but it was in Vegas.

They knew and I knew they knew I'd never tell much.

http://www.lyrics.com/night-the-lights-went-out-in-georgia-lyrics-reba-mcentire.html#jbzHFMKtyPc49y1h.99

leslyn said...

It has been nearly 28 years since we have had a colder-than-average month.

William said...

Was there coordination between Islamic preachers in Cairo and Tripoli and armed terrorists in BenGhazi? Is there closer coordination between these disparate groups and our State and Intelligence departments?....Likewise, why is no one mentioning that Hamas and Syria are wholly owned subsidiaries of Iran and speculating on Iranian involvemnt in this "spontaneous" Palestinian crisis. Iran and Syria may have already won. If Assad wants to murder a few thousand protestors, the ideal time would be during an Israeli invasion of Palestine. Also, that would be a fine time for Iran to take a few steps forward in their nuclear program.....I wonder if anyone in Palestine feels that they are being manipulated, or are they so fixated on their hatred of Israel that they just don't care.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

But what does transparency mean but other than my number one commandment?

I trans and am no parent.

sydney said...

NotQuiteUnBuckley,

Ha! I just finished watching that movie!

Chip Ahoy said...

Twinkies are f'n gross.

You could do as well or better with boxed cake mix.

And do better with the filling.

I have a pan made for East coast style hotdog buns. It's like a flat bread with bumps in it the shape of Twinkies. You cut through for individual hotdog buns, like cakes. So each pan makes about 10 hotdog buns.

Then squish a filling inside using a pastry bag. You poke a hole in it and like a surgeon deposit the filling by squeezing the bag while simultaneously withdrawing the fill tip through the puncture with machine like precision.

But the chocolate cupcakes are better. With the white curly frosting on top of thin chocolate ganache. Those can be improved too.

The filling. It's like a whipped cream foam. Lemon custard would be better, or banana. But if you're stuck on white foam then real whipped cream. Or you could jab the can of spray whipped cream in there but then you couldn't control the flavor of it.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

What matters most is most precisely not anything I say, per Benchley, Robert.

Dante said...

We can talk about anything, right? Can we talk about Inga, er Allie?

She says she voted for Obama, but she wont' tell us why. But she continues to say what jerks those who supported Romney are.

Does anyone agree with me that it's wrong for Inga to do this without letting us all know what value she expects out of Obama?

It seems to me, the well is dry on the "We are a rich country, you can't say we can't afford it." That's the way Health Care was presented, right? It will reduce costs!

So we need to now keep people like Inga accountable. She needs to let us know what improvements her man is going to provide. Or, she's simply a big mouth, with nothing to say.

Prove me wrong, Inga! What is going to change under Obama, to make things better?

Lem said...

Republicans are the elephants in the room.

Mumpsimus said...

Ah, the Great Books of the Western World. Collect 'em all! And is that the Annals of America?

Some serious reading, there.

Inga said...

Dante! What a dope.

Seriously, you need to drag me into a Cafe thread? Bwahahahahahaha!

NotquiteunBuckley said...

As George Bush, who bookended Lincoln as representative of what was known as the Grand Old Party (because they beat those hateful racist fucks known then and now as "Democrats" under the name of Abe Lincoln, even though he didn't always feel as Malcom X did) did, we acquiesce and plead.

wyo sis said...

Dante
The last thing we need is for Inga to be dragged into a cafe thread.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Whatever the warCUNTS like Hillary think and affect, there will always be America.

We've become too much for them.

We are too big for the bigotry, simply.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Hey anybody (is that bigoted?) or anyone want some news?

Don't go to the Dver Pst unless you want purple.

Because!!!! It sells free marketers!!!

http://www.denverpost.com/

NotquiteunBuckley said...

As far as my war on women, I learned libs do it exemplary.

It's quite sadly spectacular.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Eckhart

Aaron will rape your concept of America for his art.

He gets paid more and therefore is better than you.

He rapes on film woman without concern.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/aaron_eckhart/

leslyn said...

"Ironically, our generals have grown worse as they have been lionized more and more by a society now reflexively deferential to the military."

Ironically, this quote comes from the article "General Failure" in the Nov 2012 issue of The Atlantic. Published just before the Petraeus scandal broke.

Petraeus was successful in Iraq but could not translate that success to the different environment of A-stan. (This is my own opinion.) He lacked adaptability and perception. (He also could only digest a briefing in PowerPoint bites.)

In the meantime, he accumulated very quickly an almost ungodly (or, godly) number of awards and commendations---perhaps because we were hungry for someone, anyone, to give them to.

He was out of his depth in A-stan but lionized as a conquering hero. Perhaps it is not so surprising that insecurity combined with flattery resulted in succumbing to a level less than mediocrity.

To his credit, he appears to be trying to respond with honor to his fall from grace. But he failed fundamentally as a crucial administrator.

Saint Croix said...

It has been nearly 28 years since we have had a colder-than-average month.

Luckily we have the media to protect us!

leslyn said...

Cute. :)

Clyde said...

The sky is completely overcast. No stars visible at all. No Leonids this year here in SW Florida. Bummer!

Bob_R said...

When I lived in Madison we had a house on Chamerlain Avenue that was built in the same era, and had a lot of the same details. I always love the pictures of stately Meadhouse manor for that reason.

Bob_R said...

I need, another cup of coffee, or , I'll just start putting commas in, random places.

edutcher said...

William said...

Was there coordination between Islamic preachers in Cairo and Tripoli and armed terrorists in BenGhazi?

There were reports to that end, that the whole thing was very much a set-up, but that interfered with Dictator Zero's narrative, so it fell off the radar.

Dante said...

We can talk about anything, right? Can we talk about Inga, er Allie?

She says she voted for Obama, but she wont' tell us why. But she continues to say what jerks those who supported Romney are.

Does anyone agree with me that it's wrong for Inga to do this without letting us all know what value she expects out of Obama?

So we need to now keep people like Inga accountable. She needs to let us know what improvements her man is going to provide. Or, she's simply a big mouth, with nothing to say.


Oop is a moby and part of what Professor Jacobson calls Operation Demoralize, the purpose of which is to spread FUD within Conservative ranks.

And, yes, by all means, hold their feet to the fire.

It's astounding how quickly a lot of these people will drop off a thread once you start nailing them point for point on their assertions.

leslyn said...

Petraeus was successful in Iraq but could not translate that success to the different environment of A-stan. (This is my own opinion.) He lacked adaptability and perception. (He also could only digest a briefing in PowerPoint bites.)

No, dear, A-stan broke because Commandante Zero knew he was smarter than the generals who have made war their profession.

He did it his way and loused it up.

The same with everything else.

To the surprise of almost no one.

JackOfVA said...

Looks like Meade needs to break out the paint scraper and work on the window sills.

Like the wall and trim color - works well together.

JackOfVA said...

Looks like Meade needs to break out the paint scraper and work on the window sills.

Like the wall and trim color - works well together.

MayBee said...

I had a dream last night that Althouse told us Meade used to post as the typing cockroach and as the ghost guy, and that's why we don't hear from either of them anymore.

So that's what I took my time to dream about last night.

kentuckyliz said...

Morris Day and the Time did a song about loving Jungle Plants:

Jungle Plants
O E O E O
I think I want to grow ya

kentuckyliz said...

The elephant ear is saying "Shhh! I'm listening very carefully to the sun."

kentuckyliz said...

I don't get the rape thing and Aaron Eckhart. ?! I liked him in Thank You For Smoking.

I've suffered for my art, now it's your turn.

RunnerJeffM said...

AL MVP Cabrera. How many times has a team's star player switched positions (1b to 3b) to help the team and then gone out that season and won the triple crown?

Trout's a great player but they did him a disservice by creating this controversy. Baseball pundits got paid by the word for their drivel but it created a weight of expectations that does Trout no good.

Ann Althouse said...

"What is it with women and jungle plants?"

Ask Meade, he's the botanical person around here. How he constructed his amazingly attractive persona for me is a mystery that I don't or can't unravel.

Noz pkr said...

Ann,

I am interested in your glass top metal frame coffee table in front of the fireplace as shown in the last Café post pic.

Is that an original?

I have seen that exact table in a photo of the interior of the Philip Johnson Glass House.

It is a classic piece.

I have the same table and I am interested in tracking down the original name and manufacturer.

Joe Schmoe said...

So there are two things I may never see for the rest of my life: a colder-than-average month, and a growing economy.

LoafingOaf said...

Someone had posted something about Mark Steyn's latest column on racial and ethnic demographics in America in another thread, and Althouse said he was a "Moby". I deleted my reply there, but I'l dump in in this open thread:

---

Jeffery: Finally, someone in the mainstream is noting the obvious.

That's been Steyn's pet issue for years, and the National Review's as well. Not coincidentally the National Review had to fire two writers in the last year because they turned out to be hardcore white supremacists.

If the GOP wants to start being a party that believes in limited government, free markets, and individual liberty, they should do so and focus on those issues in a principled way that can win over people. What Latino immigrants hear coming from the GOP is talk of walls, fences, armed border guards, police asking to see peoples' papers, etc etc etc, and they're called names like "mooches" on top of it. Given the choice between two Big Government parties - with one side saying they want to shoot people on the border and check your papers on the streets and the other side saying they want you to have education, health care, etc. - it is no surprise the vast majority of Latinos choose the Democrats.

Paco Wové said...

"So there are two things I may never see for the rest of my life: a colder-than-average month, and a growing economy."

An overheating economy transmits its excess energy straight into the atmosphere.

MayBee said...

How he constructed his amazingly attractive persona for me is a mystery that I don't or can't unravel.

:-)

Dante said...

Dante
The last thing we need is for Inga to be dragged into a cafe thread.


Sorry, don't know all the rules. I was merely trying to use one of Allie's tactics, of shaming he/she/it with more numbers. As Pippin from LOTR says: I won't do it again.

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