October 8, 2013

At the Yellow-and-Red Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you like.

16 comments:

Inga said...

Hey Ann, I'm getting pop ups from Capitol One and some video game on my iPad only when on Althouse. I have no idea if it's something on your site or my iPad. Also occasionally a request for a survey about blogs, that slides in from the left of the screen, only when on Althouse.

Kelly said...

I love the fall and I hate the fall. Leaves changing color, some of the festivals are nice, but it means winter is near. I hate winter and can't remember why we thought it was a good idea to move back to Indiana. Oh yeah, it's because I missed the change of seasons. I'm an idiot.

Ann Althouse said...

@Inga I think those are 2 different problems and I'm seeing them elsewhere too.

If anyone can help me do anything about it, I would appreciate it.

Almost Ali said...

A bit more on my thrill-of-the-chase thesis, first as related to the bikers who chased down a man and his family in NYC. Various news reports now confirm that a number of off-duty cops (5 of more) were involved in the chase, saying at least one was involved directly (apparently there's a video showing one of the off-duty cops smashing out the SUV's rear window).

This is only to say that these revelations are perfectly consistent with my thesis, specifically, that the pack mentality influences these situations more than all other factors. That is, if one chases, all others will tend to join the chase. That if one shoots, all others will tend to shoot. In essence, the group becomes one solid, deadly mass.

We witnessed the same disturbing phenomena in Washington DC, where cooler heads are now asking; was it necessary to shoot the woman down in the street. That as she sped away with her baby, a hail of bullets quickly followed an initial shot… as a purely emotional (pack) reaction, especially given the low probability any would hit their intended target (prey), and the high probability innocent bystanders would be injured or killed as a result of the random gunfire. Even more disturbing is the fact that the police already had a pretty good idea of who they were dealing with – quite possibly a woman who simply made a wrong turn, or hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. But if nothing else, a woman with a baby, in a small car with no visible signs of fertilizer or other bomb-making materials.

Inga said...

Ann, your'e seeing them elsewhere, off your site too? Darn annoying.

new york said...

http://aclu-wi.org/media/aclu-wisconsin-announces-settlement-capitol-free-speech-case

St. George said...

The producers of the new Stephen King movie remake of "Carrie" decided to prank NYC cafe goers in this promotional video....

Professor, if one of the innocent bystanders in the video attacked "Carrie" to protect the man she is attacking, wouldn't the filmmakers be liable for beaucoup damages? Or if someone had a heart attack or even tripped and damaged property?

As you can see in the video, people in the cafe are terrified.

Hagar said...

Mr. Dodson wrote a book about "Fast and Furious" and

Dodson submitted his manuscript for ATF review, as is required, and was told in a letter from ATF ethics official Greg Serres, a representative of the most transparent administration in history: "This would have a negative impact on morale in the Phoenix Field Division and would have a detremental (sic) effect on our relationships with DEA and FBI."

Is this a legal reason for prohibiting publication of Mr. Dodson's book?
I would think both the 1st Amendment and the general public interest in knowing what our government is up to, would trump any consideration for hurting the delicate feelings of some Justice Dept. employees!


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Jimmy said...

Ann could drop her camera and it would somehow take an amazing photograph.

Some people just have the eye.

I'm not jealous, its just that I would have to take two or three hundred photos to come up with one of Ann's throwaway overnight thread pics.

Almost Ali said...

Do liberals visit Mount Rushmore? How about the war memorials? Because if they did visit such places, I suspect they'd be open for business.

MadisonMan said...

Do liberals visit Mount Rushmore? How about the war memorials? Because if they did visit such places, I suspect they'd be open for business.

It seems to me that National Parks and whatnot are closed in all states, Red or Blue. I think this observation is counter to your thesis.

Almost Ali said...

It seems to me that National Parks and whatnot are closed in all states, Red or Blue.

Yes, but do liberals themselves actually visit such places, or rather, just tolerate their presence?

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm not jealous, its just that I would have to take two or three hundred photos to come up with one of Ann's throwaway overnight thread pics."

I did take 200 pictures on that walk in Horicon Marsh.

Inga said...

You honestly think liberals don't visit national parks? Really?

Inga said...

@Almost Ali,
Oh and it gets worse, you doubt liberals visit war memorials or monuments? Seriously?

Almost Ali said...

@Inga,

Yes, I do doubt liberals visit war memorials. Also, would Karl Marx visit Mount Rushmore? How about Thomas Friedman or Maureen Dowd?

I suspect patriotism is relativism, among liberals.