January 20, 2013

At the Live Free or Die Café...

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... think of all the alternatives.

100 comments:

Bob_R said...

Old Age. Seems to be a good alternative for both living free and dying.

edutcher said...

If Bruce Willis were there, it would be the Live Free or Die Hard Café.

A very tough room.

Tim said...

Getting ready to have a celebratory Manhattan in a few minutes...3 parts Bulleit Rye, 1 part Dolin Sweet Vermouth, 3 dashed Angostura, 1 cherry.

And then, reflections of a rewarding NFL season, with a trip to the Super Bowl for my team, and possibly me too.

Go Niners!
#QuestForSix

Lauderdale Vet said...

Bulleit. Good choice, Tim.

Bob Ellison said...

"That's where you'll get hurt, extending your leg."

About Tom Brady. Playing football. There's a lesson in there for us all.

Tim said...

Lauderdale Vet said...

Bulleit. Good choice, Tim.

Love
Bulleit Rye.

Quite good, and an excellent value too.

Some things in Barack Obama's America are still the best, lol!

Freeman Hunt said...

The alternatives?

You could be a dog that falls through ice into a lake, is found by a scientist, transported to a cryogenic freezer, and awakens during the second term of President Chris Christie V. Too bad you'd have the brain of a dog, or that would be pretty cool. Maybe by the time they thawed you, they'd have making dogs smarter potions, and you could fully appreciate your experience.

wyo sis said...

Old age is neither living free or dying in progressive Murica. It's living as a serf until you're offed.

Bob_R said...

Another vote for Bulleit.

Try a Sazerac. If you go for the Sweeteze (liquid sucralose) it's close to a zero carb cocktail.

harrogate said...

I've always noticed it's sort of funny, the people who use that saying in earnest. Threatened with neither death nor the loss of freedom, they posture big time. Ted Nugent comes to mind. He's a very "Live Free or Die" poser.

Once, before the 2008 election, I remember Sean Hannity going on and on with his radio program about how he would go to jail before he'd stop talking on the radio. That was a very "Don't Tread on Me" moment.

Tim said...

"Try a Sazerac. If you go for the Sweeteze (liquid sucralose) it's close to a zero carb cocktail."

I'll definitely try a Sazarac. I'll avoid the Sweeteze though - I appreciate the sentiment - but I don't drink enough to for it to be of concern for keeping myself in my old wrestling weight class.

Freeman Hunt said...

I dunno. I think Ted Nugent would likely go through with it.

harrogate said...

In his mind, Ted Nugent is always going through with it. At least, when other people are looking. But the point is, he has always known he would never have to go through with it. That's, well. That's the point.

Clyde said...

Well, one possible alternative in the near future could be "Neanderthal." Seems that some Ivy League boffin thinks it might be a good idea to clone a Neanderthal and bring them back in the name of "diversity."

Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

Personally, I think they went extinct for a reason. If we managed to kill them off 33,000 years ago, why bring them back? Might as well bring back tyrannosauruses and velociraptors while we're at it. What could go wrong?

Bob_R said...

Wyo Sis - When I think of dying of old age I think of my Aunt Ruth. Survived the sinking of the Lusitania. Lived to 90. Never spent a day in the hospital. Went to the phone to receive a 90th birthday congratulations from my cousin. Hung up the phone. Walked three steps. Dropped dead as a stone. Happiest funeral I've ever been to.

Yeah we're all serfs of the state, but I know a lot of old people who say "bite me" to the world and get away with it. I'm trying to get the knack.

Freeman Hunt said...

Harrogate, I mean he seems like he thinks he might actually have to go through with it. Also, even if he didn't think that, if he would go through with it, it isn't posturing, is it?

ALH said...

Congrats on the NFC championship, Tim. Thought last year was going to be your year, but it turns out i was wrong. I know you are not gonna settle- because thats how you do things. I'm expecting 110%... because I care, man.

Marshal said...

harrogate said...
I've always noticed it's sort of funny, the people who use that saying in earnest. Threatened with neither death nor the loss of freedom, they posture big time. Ted Nugent comes to mind


Revealing that Sandra Fluke doesn't come to mind. But it's a leftist, so pointing out their inability to apply standards to themselves is pointless.

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harrogate said...

I've always noticed it's sort of funny, the people who use that saying in earnest. Threatened with neither death nor the loss of freedom, they posture big time.

Silly boy, he thinks because he shills for Dictator Zero, he's safe from the death panels.

A little reading of history would tell him the useless idiots are always among the first to go to the wall.

Tim said...

"I'm expecting 110%... because I care, man."

The saddest parts of that ad are the shots of Alex Smith.

I understand why Harbaugh made the switch, and after the Rams game it looked like a really bad f^cking idea...but it worked out since then - so far.

But as a guy who's worked hard, and didn't always have the absolute best talent - but has done really well despite that - I can totally identify with Alex Smith.

So, he'll move on after the season, hopefully with a Super Bowl ring from a season he contributed 6 wins to, and play out the rest of his career with, in all likelihood, some measure of success greater than his detractors would predict. There's always room for smart guys who work harder than almost anyone else.

Otherwise, you should bill Visa rent for the space they've taken up in your brain, lol!

#QuestForSix!

Oso Negro said...

Live Free or Die has a much better ring than Live Equally on Your Money or Die.

MadisonMan said...

I'm glad the '49ers beat Atlanta. But last week a friend of mine casually mentioned the similarities between the 49er color scheme, and Ronald McDonald's, and now that's all I think of when I see a 49er uniform.

Not a fan of Kaepernick's tattoos. All I can think of is how ridiculous they'll look when he's 60.

Maguro said...

Looks like we're headed for an all Harbaugh Super Bowl.

Will America survive two straight weeks of ESPN Harbaugh Hype?

Chip Ahoy said...

Whew, I just now went shopping down the street to Tony's and then flew, and I mean flew, to Benin. I had no reason to go there 'cept somebody mentioned it. Well, it looks like Africa, the people there do, they look just exactly like Africans wearing African prints and everything, the men riding around on bicycles doing all sorts of things to scratch together a living.

It's where heavy industry goes to die. There are a few large piece of equipment laying around nobody knows what to do with or even how to strip them further. You'd think they'd find a use for a half ton gear or two. Also some Soviet things sprinkled around. Mosques I noticed, small ones, and churches here and there around. Crucifictions just sticking right out of the dirt. Charming statues that look exactly like something from Egypt depicting scenes from everyday life. Welcoming messages in French. African art and decoration where possible. Huts with pointed grass roofs grown straight from the dirt, or of collected boards, or houses on sticks in water. The most interesting photos are up at the northwest bump blended with Togo. Animals. Cotton, Cashew, small-time log operations, overhead views show compounds all over the place as circular forts with paths emanating and connecting like neural networks, the larger towns are expansions of those, utterly organic, and the cities, large towns really are bigger versions of the same thing. A few modern houses, a few small resorts, mostly small patches of farms and groves arranged as patchwork rectangles, they're big on squares. From above the towns look like miniature Washington DC facehuggers all over the place and farther up you really do get a sense of humanity as virus infecting the skin of the earth. And I came home and there's groceries spread out to put away.

Michael K said...

"
I understand why Harbaugh made the switch, and after the Rams game it looked like a really bad f^cking idea...but it worked out since then - so far.

But as a guy who's worked hard, and didn't always have the absolute best talent - but has done really well despite that - I can totally identify with Alex Smith. "

I was at a football luncheon last week and a pro scout was talking about Sanchez. He said, "He could be another Plunkett." Think about Kurt Warner. Smith has lots of time. He could still be a superstar.

Flacco is making Brady look like a chump.

Jaske said...

XCLI

Freeman Hunt said...

Is that really Michelle Obama's hair now?

wyo sis said...

Bob_R
I've wondered how people do that. It doesn't often happen that happily.

wyo sis said...

I think it's hers in the sense she owns it.

Chip Ahoy said...

What is wrong with you people today, grief, we've been reading Gatsby in pieces for a week seeing how one thing stands for another. To a drunk. And you already know phrases like "more than one way to skin a cat" has nothing at all to do with feline creatures but rather a colloquial way of referring to catfish, and indeed there IS more than one way to do that.

So now you have a phrase "Live free or die."

Live responsibly with freedom and liberty and good government with with its own fidelity or wither inside.

Inga said...

Her new hair style is adorable. No worse than Mrs.Bush.

Maguro said...

Right. It used to be some Chinese woman's hair, but now...Michelle's.

Freeman Hunt said...

When I saw the picture on Drudge, I thought maybe it was for a costume of some kind, not a new actual style that she would be wearing regularly.

Freeman Hunt said...

It makes me think of something like this, so it doesn't seem First Lady-ish.

wyo sis said...

Freeman
It reminds me of the Supremes in their 60's iteration. I think she looks younger, but I can't imagine she's going to keep it like that all the time. If it were me the bangs would drive me crazy.

Freeman Hunt said...

Wyo sis, yes! That's what it is. Like a singer's hair.

Inga said...

Althouse has bangs and a bob too.

Freeman Hunt said...

Doesn't look like that.

wyo sis said...
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ALH said...

Looking forward to the Super Bowl, but not the 700 stories about how Ray Lewis inspires his teamates.

Inga said...

Petty and catty.

wyo sis said...
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Irene said...

Is a new wig a new hairdo?

wyo sis said...

I couldn't make the link to the picture of the Supremes work, but whatever.
Inga, It's not petty and catty. It's commentary. I said I thought she looked younger. That's a complement where I come from.

Inga said...

I wasn't referring to your comment Wyo Sis.

LilyBart said...

Obama's pre-inaguration church service?:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/20/Obama-service-Moses-enemies

Can someone explain to me how, if Obama were a strong christian, or even just a decent person, he could sit through that service?

Palladian said...

Today's desk-scape...

deborah said...

Enjoy the Decline?

http://www.amazon.com
/Enjoy-Decline-Aaron-Clarey/dp/1480284769
/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358
737486&sr=8-1&keywords=enjoy
+the+decline

Alex said...

How about my San Francisco 49ers?

chickelit said...

Can someone explain to me how, if Obama were a strong christian, or even just a decent person, he could sit through that service?

The guy just likes fawning adulation. I think he's addicted to it.

deborah said...

I like that Palladian, very cozy.

Lem said...

Its

Live for Free... take a pill and die.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

For some reason, I like reading the newspaper or a magazine from the back to the front. That doesn't work very well with blog comments--starting from the bottom, that is.

Chip Ahoy, thanks for that video. What a jam-packed comment--cooking, language, and politics all in a couple of sentences. When I was a kid, we did move called "skinning a cat" on the swing set bar, where we'd dangle from our hands and flip our feet over our heads. I never see kids doing that anymore. Gone the way of most jumprope chants.

Toy

chickelit said...

Don't be such a scold, Inga. Freeman's right--the hairdo looks weird. It looks unkempt to me, but knowing FLOTUS, she spent a fortune on it. I'm sure Robin Givhans will come along and rave about it.

Inga said...

It's petty and catty Chickelit. But hey it's a free country you folks get to say you don't like it, I get to say the criticism appears to be petty and catty.

And just what should a First Lady's hair look like anyway? Who gets to decide?

m stone said...

It's a wig.

Erika said...

It looks like a wig on a drag queen.

Lem said...

The cult of personality...

Inga is incapable of considering anything that could even be mildly construed as a criticism of the Obamas.

Jesus woman... take your head out of their butt and take a breath.

Inga said...

What's next, the girls dresses, the black tights?

Marshal said...

AllieOop said...
How virtuous it makes Ann Romney that her horse gets her a $77,000 tax credit.
9/5/12, 4:19 PM

At least this new and improved allie understands catty is bad. As with all lefties it's a shame she can't recognize her own.

Perhaps she believes cattiness in defense of leftism is no vice.

chickelit said...

And just what should a First Lady's hair look like anyway? Who gets to decide?

That's the weird thing about women's fashion and style.

My wife and daughter watch three different shows devoted to it. As far as I can tell, the queenmakers are mean girls (Heidi), aged comics (Joan) and gay men.

Straight males need not apply.

EDH said...

Let's face it, if a man of similar age and prominence made a comparable change in style, you know what they'd say...

Mid. Life. Crisis.

Lydia said...

Bangs are tricky because they do seem to either be loved or vehemently hated. Maybe it's because they're attention grabbing and sort of flirty, especially when they're part of a new hairdo.

chickelit said...

Erika said...
It looks like a wig on a drag queen.

good call!

Dust Bunny Queen said...
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Titus said...

Michelle Obama is not a pretty woman and the bangs look horrible.

You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

Her ass is huge, but she does have nice arms.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Bangs are tricky because they do seem to either be loved or vehemently hated.

Bangs are a pain in the ass because they have only one perfect moment. One moment where they are just right. Not too long,not too short. If you dally too much they are in your eyes and you constantly have to brush them aside. Get annoyed and take the scissors to them, then you look like your mom did your bangs back in the 50's

Only people who have WAY too much money and WAY too much time to attend to bangs can do it right.

Of course, those bangs on Michelle are fake. Hair from someone else to hide her real hair.

WTF happened to "I'm black and proud"??? She looks like Marianne Faithful

Make up your mind.

McTriumph said...

Michelle is a race trader with that hair. We know she is an angry black woman, if she was honest she'd go for the Angela Davis afro.

Maybe I'm wrong, she might just fantasize about being a member of Crazy Horse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phc6_raUBvk

Titus said...

Althouse and Michelle Obama had similar haircuts.

The difference is Althouse is naturally pretty and looks good. Michelle, no matter how much paint and clothing is still a major dog.

tits.

Tim said...

Alex said...

"How about my San Francisco 49ers?"

Much, much better than Obama's new wig.

harrogate said...

"Harrogate, I mean he seems like he thinks he might actually have to go through with it."

Yes, he does seem to think that. He performs it pretty well, and witness internet comment threads that there sure is an audience for the faux William Wallace routine.

"Also, even if he didn't think that, if he would go through with it, it isn't posturing, is it?"

Why not a mix of both? Seems more plausible than anything else. Sure of his righteousness and live free or die-ness, equally sure that as he enters into the silver haired years, it's not-so-secretly been schtick all along.

In this the Nuge is not so unique. Dollars to donuts the big "don't tread on me" internet talkers get all puffed in the chest when they type, and believe they type for freedom. Verily it was so with the chickenhawks of the 2000s. In the end, you turn your computer off, have your drink, and go to sleep.

chickelit said...

Maybe I'm wrong, she might just fantasize about being a member of Crazy Horse.

Dude, I thought you'd link to some old Neil Young video--that is the original Parisian Crazy Horse!

harrogate said...

edu writes:

"A little reading of history would tell him the useless idiots are always among the first to go to the wall."

He's a freedom fighter, don't you know. John Williams scores follow him wherever he goes. Why oh why won't people listen to him?

Tim said...

"Not a fan of Kaepernick's tattoos. All I can think of is how ridiculous they'll look when he's 60."

Agreed.

He's fortunate though, in that he'll make enough money to burn them off.

That is, if he can, unlike too many players, keep his money instead of burning through it or losing it.

Re: the team colors, the pants show up better in the stadium than on TV, which somehow shows them a mustard yellow. In person, they are decidedly gold.

In contrast to the florescent yellow of Green Bay though, I'm not convinced there is room for too much complaint...lol!

Tim said...

I think Obama's new wig would look better in Packer Yellow than Niner Gold; both would look better than the current color.

If you're going to wear a wig that mocks your natural style, you might as well go the whole way.

kentuckyliz said...

It's a wig. She looks like a tranny.

The do makes me think of the character Pris in Blade Runner (Daryl Hannah).

Dust Bunny Queen said...

If you're going to wear a wig that mocks your natural style, you might as well go the whole way.

Like THIS???

Tim said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"If you're going to wear a wig that mocks your natural style, you might as well go the whole way.

Like THIS???"


Pretty much. That look ROCKS!

Also, this: A better wig for Obama.

Titus said...

Live Free or Die is New Hampshire's motto-they have fag marriage too!

Titus said...

Why is Lynrd Skynrd at the Innaguration? Aren't they republican?

Chip Ahoy said...

I saw Schumer on teevee! Woohoo weehee. *click* What did he say? I don't knoooooooooooow.

Chip Ahoy said...

That was wig? I thought she ironed her hair or something. Steam rollered it. I saw one tiny little pic and my eyeballs both went voooop together, snapped my neck and made me look at the air purifier instead and I'm all, oh no she dint. That little pic did not look right.

What's next? Tell me you're thinking about a pillbox hat.

chickelit said...

What's next? Tell me you're thinking about a pillbox hat.

Better, a leopard skin pillbox hat.

Christy said...

Damn, KentuckyLiz, now I am forever scarred with the image of Michelle trying to crack Obama's head between her thighs.

Tim said...

Christy said...

"Damn, KentuckyLiz, now I am forever scarred with the image of Michelle trying to crack Obama's head between her thighs."

I'm guessing the Secret Service has orders to shoot.

Chip Ahoy said...

This guy's an butthole but I'm giving him a huge break because he's turning into one of my favorite people. Gordon Ramsay makes bananas Foster with American style pancakes but calls them Scotch pancakes with caramelized banana and ice cream.

Get it? They're Scotch pancakes, but they're American pancakes.

That's fine with me. Dear ol' Dad's Scottish/American. But this is not his sort of thing at all.

Stay with him to the end, or skip to the end, you won't be disappointed. Very easy to be pricklishly offended but I laughed my buns off as an ever so slightly underweighted American, it's easy to go, "Look at me, you dumbass, you jump to that ridiculous European chauvinism, have you ever looked at your own population? You all turn to cows after thirty."

Also he says, "now these pancakes are chemistry so follow proportions exactly."

Very well. I will do that. I will write down your recipe and follow it precisely even though you stated it in metric and I'm over here with avoirdupois, that's okay, I'll adapt. I noticed your own measurements are careless. And then when I do and have it all written codified on a card I can compare your chemistry with the other 5,000 chemistries for pancakes available in seconds right here where I'm at. But maybe only the first 10 or 15, then they'll start to repeat and boredom sets in.

AlanKH said...

As Hillary Clinton has been winding down her tenure as SecState, I've had a question on my mind: Has the woman ever really accomplished anything? She stayed out of legal trouble, wrote a book that fueled much humor among conservatives, served as Senator with no signature legislation to her name, served as Secretary of State with no improvements on the international scene during her tenure.

David said...

Michelle looks fine in the wig. Younger and more natural, which is strange because the hair is fake.

Mamie Eisenhower had bangs. She did not start a trend.

Hillary tried nearly every hair style in America and none worked.

It's not easy being First Lady, damned if do, damned if don't. Michelle's doing ok at it. Her husband is the problem.

Ralph L said...

I'm over here with avoirdupois
Thanks, I get that word confused with embonpoint and another portmanteau word. Why do we use a French word for English units?

furious_a said...

"Live Free on Shared Wealth or Die Waiting for a Hip Replacement."

FleetUSA said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the MI Supreme Court judge (Dem) and her husband trying to pull a fast one on their bank.

The pair should be disbarred.

edutcher said...

Inga said...

Althouse has bangs and a bob too.

Althouse does not end up looking like Rick James.

harrogate said...

A little reading of history would tell him the useless idiots are always among the first to go to the wall.

He's a freedom fighter, don't you know. John Williams scores follow him wherever he goes. Why oh why won't people listen to him?


Sounds more like harro, except he wants the score to be by Noel Coward.

Penny said...

Laughed at your Rick James comparison, edutcher! ha ha

BUT...Seems to me that Michelle Obama in wig became the older version of Kerry Washington who rocked that hairdo on the recent Golden Globes.

Washington is the lightweight actress in Scandal and currently stars in Django. You may remember her from her speech at the Democratic Convention where no one could figure out who she was or what she was doing there at the podium.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Republicans could not afford to bear the blame (however unfair) for a $4.5 trillion across-the-board tax hike and a Pentagon hollowed out by sequester."

I agree with Krauthammer that it is unfair Republicans make a dumbass last second deal they can't realistically let happen to use as a negotiating tactic while claiming a victory.

It is unfair to the people who elected the Republicans that they are unable to negotiate shit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/17/how-to-save-republican-party/#ixzz2Ic8MndfT

Robert Cook said...

"Looking forward to the Super Bowl...."

Boy, so am I!

Because it means we'll be done with fucking football for another six months or so!

Robert Cook said...

"Michelle is a race trader with that hair."

Uh...what???

Do you mean race "traitor?"

Freeman Hunt said...

I like Michelle Obama just fine. I don't think she's ugly or evil or whatever else. But that hair is surprising! She looks like a local television anchor or the host of a home show. They must be trying to soften her image.

EMD said...

Do you mean race "traitor?"

No, she's trading in her real race for another race (Asian) in the hair department.

Or maybe she's a rice trader. Or rice traitor.

deborah said...

"Althouse does not end up looking like Rick James."

Dude, that's just harsh, lol.

The linked pics reminded me very much of Jackee Harry in the Sister, Sister years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6BDUGdrjc4&NR=1