November 29, 2012

At the Under-the-Table Café...

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... I can hang out longer than you.

50 comments:

rhhardin said...

He needs more toys.

Econophile said...

I haven't been reading much news for weeks. I needed a reset.

It's good to be back.

Yesterday evening, I am almost certain I saw Meade and Zeus walking along Observatory as I left my building. What a delight. :)

rcommal said...

This cracked me up:

"At the end, we had 18 or 20 writers going at this stuff for as many hours a day as they could stay awake,” says Fallsgraff."

The story behind those amusingly familiar, campaign emails that Althouse, among others, were receiving.

rehajm said...

That's a huge noggin!

Mitchell the Bat said...

A tired dog is a happy dog.

rhhardin said...

Lunch preparation.

Ann Althouse said...

"Yesterday evening, I am almost certain I saw Meade and Zeus walking along Observatory as I left my building."

Yeah, you did. I wrote about that at the end of the Lookout Café thread, responding to someone who wrote a caption for the dog's thoughts: "Where's the guy? I just know he's at the lake throwing sticks in the water. I'll wait here."

I said:

"The guy was right here, working alongside me, and then I had to go, and the guy took him to run himself ragged with the other 2 dogs (Bingo and Joey). Then as I finished up teaching my conlaw class and darkness fell, Meade and Zeus walked downtown to meet me at the top of Bascom Hill. The threesome had a 1.3 mile walk back to Meadhouse and became a twosome at 1.25 miles."

Ann Althouse said...

@rh Oh! It's the dog's lunch!

I thought it's what you ate.

Meade is saying: "Yeah, it's pretty close to what I fed Huck."

Huck was the last dog Meade owned, and he made real food for the dog, just like you do.

edutcher said...

Under a table (or bed) or behind a couch is always a good doggie place to get out of traffic and contemplate the state of the world.

As The Blonde says, "When I come back, I want the dog's life".

ndspinelli said...

Many dogs are still in touch w/ their den animal gene and like confined spaces. Our Britanny always wanted to go into her travel kennel.

rcommal said...

Our Havanese would like to invite himself over to your house for lunch, rhhardin. How about a week from Friday?

(The other dog, a Pug-German Shepherd-God-knows-what-else mix, would be happy to tag along, but she'll eat just anything, and I do mean anything, having been an abandoned, on-her-own-on-the-streets dog at one time.)

MadisonMan said...

Google has lost Lake Mendota! It's gone from google maps!

traditionalguy said...

Zeus' owners must be traveling. The kennel costs $25 a day to board a dog, so they must be very thankful to know you and Meade, as are we all.

MadisonMan said...

The smaller lakes are still here.

I've looked out the window. Lake Mendota is actually still there.

The Farmer said...

How the hell do you manage to see Lake Mendota all the way from Fitchburg?

Ann Althouse said...

"The kennel costs $25 a day to board a dog..."

Cheap! I didn't know it was that easy to store your dog when you go out of town!

Sorun said...

"Cheap! I didn't know it was that easy to store your dog when you go out of town!

It's cheap and cruel. Your loyal family member now thinks he's been abandoned, and life is now a concrete kennel with dozens of other neurotic, barking dogs.

rhhardin said...

I eat the same thing, out of a different dish.

Add butter, salsa, spices for mine.

Vicki free-feeds purina one as well. It's hard to get everything a dog needs into food you prepare yourself.

AF said...

Professor Althouse, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this comment by Eugene Volokh about the government's arrest of Mark Bassely Youssef aka Nakoula Bassely Nakoula aka Sam Bacile, the maker of the Mohammed film that triggered protests in the Middle East:

"I tend to agree with Ken (Popehat) about this: It would be good to know what role, if any, the Administration had in the revocation of supervised release, and if there is evidence that his release wouldn't be revoked had the video expressed different views, that might be a form of unconstitutional selective prosecution. But it appears that courts do routinely revoke probation for these sorts of violations; federal prosecutors aren't know for a turn-a-blind-eye attitude towards probation violators, and federal judges will generally go along once a violation is alleged and proved.

And that's especially so when the violation seems closely related to the purpose of the condition. Youssef was convicted of a fraud that used computers. When he was released, he was ordered not to use aliases, and was limited in his use of computers and the Internet. Now he uses aliases and the Internet, in a scheme in which he lied to his actors about the nature of the video, in a way that (regrettably) exposes them to serious harm. Sounds like a liar was convicted for harmful lies, and when he's released he's shown that he's not at all rehabilitated. That supports Popehat's observation that "Nakoula's conduct is absolutely the sort that does, and should, routinely result in revocation of supervised release.""

Clyde said...

Appropriate. Usually, if you're the one who winds up under the table, you could use a little hair of the dog.

EDH said...

Looks like he's got a place to let his balls hang between those two seat cushions.

Ann Althouse said...

"Professor Althouse, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this comment by Eugene Volokh about the government's arrest of Mark Bassely Youssef aka Nakoula Bassely Nakoula aka Sam Bacile, the maker of the Mohammed film that triggered protests in the Middle East..."

I'm not inclined to lapse into complacency about this. The appearance of abuse is so ugly that I will be a doubter until the government convinces me otherwise. My presumption is against the govt.

Saint Croix said...

Many dogs are still in touch w/ their den animal gene and like confined spaces.

Yes they do! My dog Scout used to sleep between my bed and my bedside table. Just worked his shoulders in there and squeezed his way in.

Saint Croix said...

Also he used to sleep in the bathtub. Loved the bathtub.

MadisonMan said...

Lake Mendota is all back now on google. Hope no one died in the re-flooding.

The Farmer said...

Madison Man can see Russia from his backyard too.

Alex said...

It's cheap and cruel. Your loyal family member now thinks he's been abandoned, and life is now a concrete kennel with dozens of other neurotic, barking dogs.

So owning a dog means never having a vacation?

leslyn said...

The vast majority of commercial kennels are doggy jails. They are uncomfortable, noisy, and scary. They are constructed for the efficient convenience of the kennel owner--which is why they are uncomfortable, noisy and scary.

Occasionally one can find a kennel that is constructed and run for the comfort and security of the animals. I'm not talking about a luxury condo. Just a comfortable place to lie down, some separation, and personal attention. The last time I found one of those (and it was several years ago) it cost $40/day. Quality costs.

Sorun said...

"So owning a dog means never having a vacation?"

Think of the dog as a very social three year-old child with a strong emotional bond to his family. When you drop him off at the kennel, he doesn't know if he will ever see you again.

Go ahead, enjoy your vacation.

Irene said...

Dogwoods is a very nice kennel. The place is well suited for large dogs—it's a fenced, five-acre property.

Does Zeus need a doggie bed?

Deb said...

WE hire a house/dog sitter when we travel. She brings her own dog with her.

Deb said...

Irene, that doggie bed looks more comfortable than my own bed. I wonder how long it would take Ham and Zoe to demolish it? :-)

reformed trucker said...

I saw a handsome parish lady
Make her entrance like a queen
But she was totally chenille
And her old man was a Marine

As she abused a sausage patty
And said "Why don't you treat me mean?"...

Saint Croix said...

When I came back from my vacation, my dogs were like, woo-hoo, love you so much, oh my God.

Irene said...

Deb, that would be a great bad for an older dog (one who is over the chewing phase and has arthritis).

reformed trucker said...

Hey shiloh,

Went back and checked that CoE thread; it looks like the Professor didn't delete any of my comments, even though I'm sure she didn't agree with me. Probably even thought it sounded sexist, even though it's biblical.

Maybe it's because I'm not an asspipe...

pm317 said...

Drudge calls the drop buyers remorse. I call it fake votes.

Erika said...

I just read an article about how neither party has any interest in extending the payroll tax cut when it expires in a few weeks. I am so anxious about this. I had been hoping/assuming that someone wanted to be the ones who would keep middle class Americans' paychecks from immediately and dramatically shrinking, but it looks like I was stupid to think that.

This is going to mean roughly an additional $275 a month for our family, whose budget is stretched to the limit already. We are barely keeping our heads above water as it is and work hard to scrape together the money to pay for a couple of carefully-chosen activities for our kids (piano for one child and Little League softball for all of them). It fills me with fury beyond description that if this happens I will have to look my kids in the eye and tell them we can't afford piano lessons and softball anymore, because those f------g a-----s in Congress need my money so they can dole it out like the corrupt a------s they are.

Saint Croix said...

Hey, is this a cafe post? Cause this guy in France won a quarter of a million dollars suing a drug company for turning him into a gay sex addict.

pm317 said...

Hey, is this a cafe post?

We can only talk about Zeus so much. Though I did think of him while driving from work as I listened to this on the radio.

reformed trucker said...

Erika, are you talking about the Bush tax cuts (hate that term) or the S.S. tax cut (about 2%) which amounts to about $1,000/yr. for the average family?

leslyn said...

Erika said,

"...because those f------g a-----s in Congress need my money so they can dole it out like the corrupt a------s they are."

They don't need that so much. The problem is the effing a-holes in Congress (both sides) who put winning before the good of the country.

Dante said...

The media have also managed to brand Republicans as the party of the rich, even as eight of the 10 richest counties voted for Obama. And that doesn't include pockets of vast wealth in cities -- Nob Hill in San Francisco, the North Shore of Chicago, the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the Back Bay of Boston -- whose residents invariably vote like welfare recipients. Seven of the 10 richest senators are Democrats. The very richest is the useless gigolo.

This is from Ann Coulter.

So if the Rich Democrats are hiring people like Obama, why are Republicans trying to protect them? It simply makes no sense.

The Republicans should recast themselves for freedom, roll over, and tax, tax, tax, the wealthy. If Ann C. is right, they are Ds anyway. Give them what they want.

Who knows, maybe they won't like it so much.

Anyway, I am curious what others think, because I don't have an opinion.

I do not think the Republicans should try to force the fiscal cliff. I think they should give the D's EXACTLY what they demand. Then let's see what happens.

The downside is the hole is deeper than ever before. But maybe that's what this country needs, to get away from the stupid hippy ideas of the last 50 years.

Dante said...

Ah, Leslyn. Continuing from our previous conversation:

"The second part of that was going to be that Big Government has failed. But if I can't convince you of the former, you will always believe in the later. Because people are good and will take care of each other.

"My thinking is that Democrats are the ones with the dimmer view of human nature. Plus, the approaches have turned out to not work at all."


You don't understand the bolded stuff, you said.

Here is the reasoning. I think people DO take care of each other. I do not think they need a government to do it. That is because I have a high faith in human qualities, that almost all people are deep inside very connected to others. That's what I believe. I further believe that GROUP affiliations have a tendency to tear down this individual quality, but that's my own perspective.

So, if I can't convince you that people will take care of each other, then there is no hope I can convince you that you have to FORCE people to take care of each other.

The reason is this. People do care about one another. They will always care about one another. Therefore, they will try to institute whatever is necessary to make that happen.

In the case of Democrats, they believe it is necessary to force people. Because they do not believe in the good nature of people. But, because people are of a good nature, they are convinced it is necessary to force people.

See?

Now, the dark side of me says that Democrats prey on the needs of people to feel others will be taken care of. And they try to frighten individuals into thinking they will be left penniless, and die alone if they don't give godly Democrats the power.

rcommal said...
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rcommal said...

We've been taking our dogs (those with whom we live now, those with whom we lived until they died) with us forever, and forever. Back and forth. Back and forth. Forth and back. Forth and back. To wherever. Always with us. Or at least one of us always stayed back, with them. This also happened, often.

Fortunately, for the current dogs and for us, they are so, so familiar with the house next door/across a narrow cul-de-sac street from the one into which we're relocating. They will always be at home(s) and with extended family.

And we will be able to go on vacation, just the two of us!!!

(Yeah, the kid automatically gets to stay over there/get looked after by family, too.)

: ) + ; )

Freeman Hunt said...

Some beaches are described as having "sugar-white sand." This makes one picture a beach made of sugar. Sugar and all that water. And people's feet walking through it. Yuck.

Erika said...

Now I'm in the mildly embarrassing position of having to walk back my earlier rant a bit. Ran the numbers again and it's actually going to cost us about $170 a month. Not quite so bad, but it still hurts, and it also makes me mad that I feel this pathetic sense of relief that Hay, they're not taking, by force and without my consent, quite as much money that belongs to me, so yay! I should still be mad that they're taking anything. As Bag said in a comment a few days ago, why in the hell should I send these morons one thin dime, when I can use it so much more effectively than they?

rhhardin said...

Breakfast preparation.

The dog gets the yolks.

I get a nice egg-white, bacon, butter and cheese sandwich.

The plastic pot scraper came in the mail as an insurance agent ad in the 80s, and is the most useful kitchen tool I have. It also chops eggs, to prevent gulping.

Teach your dog to savour.

EMD said...

My presumption is against the govt.

A good default position to take on almost everything.