June 8, 2013

At the What's-a-Dog-For Café...

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... pause a moment.

50 comments:

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Black dogs are for racism.

Dr Weevil said...

Wouldn't "paws a moment" be more appropriate? All four are clearly visible.

lemondog said...

sanity

Smilin' Jack said...

...pause a moment.

And be glad you're not a squirrel.

peoplearenotstupid.com said...

A dog is just a puppy's way of making another puppy.

kentuckyliz said...

Dogs are for people without the self-confidence to own cats.

Dogs are for needy people.

kentuckyliz said...

People
People who need puppies
Are the neediest people
In the world

edutcher said...

Aunt Ann, we have to talk about your reluctance to confront this Obama thing.

ricpic said...
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Mogget said...

Better hope you don't get butt-dialed by some terrorist someday. Your every move thereafter will be a matter of national security and you will NEVER know why.

Lem said...

There is going to be an Audit the IRS Rally in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 19!

I got to work that day but I'm seriously considering taking the day off.

Talk me into it.

(something Althouse would say)

Lem said...
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ad hoc said...

Great to see a picture of the big guy again. He has the most soulful look. Probably why he gets to sit on the comfy chairs.

Lem said...
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pm317 said...

Civis Analytics Google's Schmidt's company for Big Data. Get this -- the employees of the company were former Obama campaign guys. With all this brain power invested in a winning campaign (cough cough), why can't these smart people solve the country's myriad problems? Obama's administration looks outrageously devoid of talent for governing.

pm317 said...

Aunt Ann, we have to talk about your reluctance to confront this Obama thing.

She won't. She has found a new rationalization for her vote in 2008.

pm317 said...

Everything is Big.. Google should be sued for malpractice and collusion meddling with elections for one party and not the other. I don't like how media journalism has become one sided and partisan. Imagine if companies like google become that. I don't like one bit what is happening in this country right now.

Gahrie said...

Dogs are for needy people.

Cats have their problems too..I've owned both.

I propose replacing cats and dogs with meerkats, who have the best habits of both.

lemondog said...

Can't make out the title of the book that Zeus is reading.

pm317 said...

Does Romney know about this? After all he is from Utah.

Saint Croix said...

humpin' and lovin' and eatin' and barkin' at evil.

And jumpin' fences.

pm317 said...

Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who invented the World Wide Web (WWW)says ..

"“If you can control [the internet], if you can start tweaking what people say, or intercepting communications, it’s very, very powerful…it’s the sort of power that if you give it to a corrupt government, you give them the ability to stay in power forever.”"

somebody had to say it and this is why I hate the collusion I see between Obama and Google's Schimdt.. Something needs to change here..

pm317 said...

This from the article on Tim Berners-Lee:

He said "organisations that keep the internet running" should be "connected to government but at arms length. That's really important and as years have gone by that's got more and more important. Once you have an open internet, with an open world wide web on top of it, I'm very optimistic".

I hate HATE that the media has gone to the dogs and that companies like Google, Facebook, and everybody else connected with the Internet are such lapdogs of Obama. What is in it for them? This is crazy.

Mogget said...

Big business copies up to government in order to influence the regulatory environment and taxes.

Mogget said...

copies = cozies

rhhardin said...

Dog with adverb.

Purpleslog said...

The book is "What's a Dog For?"

http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Dog-Surprising-Philosophy-ebook/dp/B007V65P56/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370736326&sr=1-1&keywords=what%27s+a+dog+for

Lem said...

Some times everybody does everything right

Joe Buck.

He was unsure after he said and checked with Mccarver...

Is that right?

The Elder said...

What's a dog for? Easy. To enrich our lives by setting an example of love and fidelity.

I suggest a new question: What is kentuckyliz for? After all, she likes cats AND she's from Kentucky.

cf said...

This rest stop gives me a chance to compose my To-Do List:

1. National: We as a nation must demand a New Presidential election. The systematic voter and group suppression is enough reason -- this administration has no legitimacy.

But when you pair that with unbridled BigPoliceState surveillance -- not, I Hope, one of the Democratic platforms -- we have more reason for a robust recall/review.

Romney/Ryan, get square with these new coordinates of Security, Freedom and Convenience, revise last years plans and set up a proxy administration. We need you back.

(Rand Paul and Ron Wyden, we need your leadership and counsel in there, too, a shadow government to fight this shadow Police State)

2. Personal: Make a citizen (FOIA?) request for a copy or a Look at everything the NSA, TSA, FBI, CIA, IRS has on me. I will provide the hard-drive of their specifications. As a citizen of the U.S., don't I have a reasonable right to be able to see What the govt. has collected about me? I remember other anti war protesters going down and looking at their FBI files in the seventies.

The current BigData record would be fascinating, like seeing your house on the Google drive-by and you're out there raking the lawn. It might be a thrill to have as a personal document because of the totality of what it may have gathered -- I am so disorganized, maybe my BigBro has created an historic Internet scrapbook All About Me, haha. I want it back.

3. Research: Explore how to get Women's Militia training for self-defense*** ( like the Swiss model?). This government will let us each be picked off in broad daylight, like the English Soldier -- we are all on the Boston marathon trail now, we are all Tyrone Woods now, we are all Nakoula now.

OK, that was restful, thanks for the break, Ann!

[*** does the typed word "militia" set off alarm bells in some bland cubbyhole in Mudville, does some pensioned thug's eye have to scan the Althouse feed? Testing. Testing]





Alex said...

Ann has seen the parade of crazy GOPers the last few months and has decided to double-down with the Democrats.

Kelly said...

I took my dog on a hike today. She had some sort of seizure in the middle of the trail. My daughter and I had to carry her almost the entire way back to the car....all 60 pounds of her. I'm sad, because what my dog is good for is a lot of things, but getting my butt out for a walk is one of them. She is eleven years old and I don't think she is going to make it many more.

madAsHell said...

I'm thinkin' y'all gonna need a bigger chair.

peoplearenotstupid.com said...

Copied from the top-rated comment in this Volokh thread:



"Gentlemen of the Jury: The best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies away from him perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stones of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog."

George Graham Vest, 1870.

Chip Ahoy said...

What are dogs for? They're for lots of things, but you know that, and they're for things you might not imagine too. Just now, right this instant, there is a show on about people living in strange remote places and these two guys, one is really old has a bad knee, are walking 5 miles to find deer antlers and they have a dog running around and the guy says to the dog enthusiastically like now is the game, "Suzie, go find some antlers, go find some antlers!" And off she ran, disappeared into the woods. The he says to the other guy, "Cant really trust Suzie, I just started showing her finding antlers."

Then they worried about bears waking up. They heard something crash. Called for the dog. "Suzie, Suzie come here!" But the dog is nowhere in sight and then they became worried, and right then, right when they are the most tense, at the very point where the music becomes too tense to tolerate so that tells you their guts are ripping out, there comes Suzie prancing out of the woods with deer antlers in her mouth and everyone was momentarily filled with joy and glee. That's what dogs are for -- finding antlers for fun and profit.

bagoh20 said...

I'm really getting to the point where I don't even want to argue with idiots anymore. Hoping to convince concrete skulls is just tilting at windmills. I'm moving steadily and with a stiff breeze at my back toward a place where I just want to punch some people right in the nose. I want the raw satisfaction of knowing I don't have to listen to them fashion some silly excuse for what is obviously just bold faced idiocy. I also need my argument to be more simple, succinct and passionate to match my position's overwhelming correctness, clear righteousness, and long pedigree that precedes the recent accumulation of fools with credentials and the important responsibilities that substitute for intelligence has given them.

I get this desire when I read things like this

Meade said...

The book is a thoughful gift from Zeus's family.

If you have chipmunks, cats will get rid of them for you. Of course, then you'll have cats.

If you need a horse, you can find one in Kentucky. Of course, then you're in Kentucky. But now you have a horse. Ride it up to Indiana!

bagoh20 said...

I know what my dogs are for; they're for adoption. Come get one, and I'll throw in a weeks worth of raw meat and some candy cigarettes.

Meade said...

Pot. A little blow. Maybe dog. But never candy cigarettes.

Meade said...

"Every child who brings a toy gun will get a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles, Hill said."

What kind of bicycles? I'll gladly send all my brother's old toy guns that he forgot to take with him when he went off to colleg for a chance at good carbon fiber mt. bike with full sus. And if I win, I probably won't even let my brother ride it. That's what a right wing jerk I've become.

The Elder said...

What kind of selfish little brother would steal his brother's toy guns? Probably one who would steal his bicycle, too.

At least you wouldn't be so dumb as to ride it to Kentucky, because then you would be in Kentucky.

Meade said...

Except then I could meet one of my favorite Kentuckians: KentuckyLiz. She's a nice old girl even if she does cuss a lot. Lives up yonder in the hills. Prolly grows tobaccer.

And I was kidding. You can ride my new bike as long as y let me borrow your dogs. Bring the bike back with a flat tire though and you'll be sorry ya hear?

There, now we're even. Almost.

bagoh20 said...

Q: Which is most dangerous: a toy gun, a bicycle, or being surrounded by adults who think a toy gun is a weapon when bad guys are on every block?

A: I'm most dangerous, because I'm about to punch someone, and naturally for my own safety, I'm gonna pick on someone who's afraid of toy guns.

Meade said...

Ooh... now that's what I call going all right wing on our asses.

Maybe I will adopt one of your dogs after all, bags.

bagoh20 said...

"Pot. A little blow. Maybe dog. But never candy cigarettes."

They're big-city dogs rescued from the street. They have their own stash, and their own connections. Most have friends on the inside on the K-9 force. How you gonna beat that?

Meade said...

Dude. We'll go off grid. PRISM schmizm.

Lem said...

So, Holder was shopping for a judge to give him the power to snoop on Fox's Rosen for doing something similar to what Glenn Greenwald has done...

Glenn must have seen and heard that Rosen was in trouble but he proceeded to do what he did anyway...

Where does that leave Glenn Greenwald.

Chip Ahoy said...

Ah, to rage, plunder, booty spoil' foray; root, maraud. Çapul

Insty linked a video about Turkey protests, "Everyday I'm Çapuling,"

Man, that's a catchy tune. Everyday I'm shuffle'n, shuffle'n, shuffle'n. Everyday I'm shuffle'n, shuffle'n, shuffle'n. Help! It's an earworm and I cannot stop repeating it.

The best of all shuffling I noticed is very short. Two soldiers are really bouncing and shuffling, not just flapping their arms around like everybody else. I wish it was longer.

The next one is long. Jews. Funny as h-e-double hockey sticks. But it made my heart ache because decades ago I saw kids doing breakdancing in New York on the street with cardboard boxes spread out flatly and how it took over, and now to see the Jewish kids doing all those utterly American activities, along with French Parkour all over Jerusalem sites, jumping gymnastically and strikingly unreligiously over large white cut stones and such. They look like nice Mormon lads with yarmulkes.

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty's sports report on the NBA finals game 1 mp3, by their guy who never watches sports.

Ann Althouse said...

@rh

LOL

"Sometimes they score 1. Sometimes they score 3. And they never explain!"