March 1, 2014

At Mulligan's Café...



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50 comments:

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SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine

Coward. Probably wants to avoid have to make a decision.

FullMoon said...

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alan markus said...

Here is a must read article:

The Great Disappointment of 2013
What happens when a political messiah fails?


Here's a sample:

Deflection is the most interesting of the responses to a crisis of disappointment. Dissonance, according to Festinger, can be reduced if not entirely limited by the mechanism of “inventing ingenious arguments,” of which the “but for” line of reasoning has enjoyed the greatest success. Deflectors admit that the anticipated outcome did not actually occur, which is their concession to reality. But they go on to say that the failure was not the result of a falsehood or a hoax. The prophecy would have been fulfilled but for the existence of a countervailing force that canceled it out. The promise in a sense was kept, only its effects were nullified. Where deflection is ably executed, it can serve to strengthen belief among the faithful, who now conceive of themselves as saints in an implacable struggle with the sinners.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
For the most part, however, Obama follows the predicted model of resolving dissonance by being a denier and deflector. He is still asking followers to have patience, going to the extreme of fighting Providence with executive orders, a tool unavailable to Miller or Zevi, that extend crucial deadlines. Obama appears at his most natural and sincere in the role of deflector-in-chief. All the great things, he suggests, would have happened but for sinister forces working against the change. Even today, he told Remnick, he is being resisted because some “don’t like the idea of a black president.” Looming larger for him are Rush Limbaugh and the scoffers at Fox News. Obama has described his opponents—the disbelievers—as being in the grip of “a fever,” which is the source of the disease of dysfunctionality. For all of his self-analysis about his comfort with complexity, his preferred disposition appears to be Manichean.

Hagar said...

Obama is Har-vard; not Har-lem.

No amount of trying is going to change that.

rhhardin said...

Knife attack in Chinese train station.

The trouble with bullet trains.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Thackeray began as a satirist and parodist, writing papers with a sneaking fondness for roguish upstarts like Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair and the title characters of The Luck of Barry Lyndon and Catherine. In his earliest works, writing under such pseudonyms as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, and George Savage Fitz-Boodle, he tended towards the savage in his attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage, and hypocrisy." -Wikipedia

NotquiteunBuckley said...

George Savage Fitz-Boodle

rhhardin said...

I notice that there are "sport" tampons in the feminine needs aisle now, logo featuring a jogging woman with earphones.

Time to lose weight, I guess is the message.

Unknown said...

Of course mulligan in golf is a do over. Can we have an election do over too?

Humperdink said...

My Pittsburgh Penguins play the Chicago Blackhawks outside tonight @Soldier Field in Chi-town. Temp will be 20 +/+, plus snow. Snow doesn't help puck movement or skating. I suspect dreadful ice conditions.

BTW, the Blackhawk logo remains below the PC police radar. Not for long.

Fen said...

"Thank you on behalf of Betamax3000 Industries."

:) Yay!

Jason said...

Remember Governor Doyle and his choo-choo trains?

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/public-transit/199548-minneapolis-light-rail-train-derailed-after-obama#ixzz2ue88zbn3

Light Rail Train Derailed Just Hours After Obama Lauds Rail Progress in Visit

garage mahal said...

Remember Governor Doyle and his choo-choo trains?

Yes, and in some Wisconsin news --remember Majority Leader Bill Kramer? Doyle looks pretty good next to the degenerate makeup of the WisGOP.

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...


garage mahal said...
. . . Doyle looks pretty good next to the degenerate makeup of the WisGOP.


degenerate

adjective
6.
having fallen below a normal or desirable level, especially in physical or moral qualities; deteriorated; degraded: a degenerate king.
7.
having lost, or become impaired with respect to, the qualities proper to the race or kind: a degenerate vine.


Sounds like a phrase Ted Nugent might use, so you have that in common, though Ted would probably be correct when using it, while you, as here, are 100% off.

rhhardin said...

[I]t was not Putin alone who destabilized the situation; an incompetent, mendacious and vain administration played its part . By its incompetence, through its cheating and by its vanity it has led the nation and the world to the brink of the abyss.

The United States has the means provided by the Constitution and the political system to rid itself of incompetent management, or at least [to] change its behavior. But someone has to break the spell; to finally say that the system — the Emperor — has no clothes for the recovery to begin.

Belmont Club.

He thinks it's gone beyond comedy now.

The comedy started with the Greek columns and continues unabated.

garage mahal said...

having fallen below a normal or desirable level, especially in physical or moral qualities; deteriorated; degraded: a degenerate king.

Yep.

David said...

Disclaimer: removal of the Title Case algorithm may result in betamax3000 unit responses being confused with those of Freeman Hunt

In your dreams.

Saint Croix said...

look at that beautiful golden!

I miss my dogs.

betamax3000 said...

The blue men can be so oblivious. Everything is there in the tangled thickets, words covering words, nothing more. It was a cream tangerine sweatshirt, not a gray one: who else would know?

betamax3000 said...

The neighbor who said she heard a scream is not telling the truth. Perhaps she simply wants to help, to feel a part of the scene: people do funny things. However, it is not much help when it skews the entire timeline you have so painstakingly developed. You have been to the start before; you might be wise to revisit. Time moves within and without you.

betamax3000 said...

The shoes were placed that way for a reason: perhaps think of the left shoe as the minute hand, say. Another item was purposefully pointed in a specific direction: does that help? Have you opened up the doors?

betamax3000 said...

It is fascinating how many stray hairs you can discreetly collect in public: tables and chairs in various Starbucks are especially good in this matter. You'd probably be pulling your hair out trying to trace every found strand: a little levity, there. Hair down to your knees, I assume.

betamax3000 said...

It may be beyond cliche to leave a Beatles clue behind, but I am a Traditionalist. Note: you will need the version on vinyl to discover the reference. Tomorrow never knows.

betamax3000 said...

I read the news today: oh boy, rather sad. You certainly are not making the grade. It takes a lot of time to count thousands of holes. Especially in rural Washington.

betamax3000 said...

It is indeed painful to wear shoes two sizes too small, even for a limited time: my feet hurt for days afterward. I am sure you photographed some sharp footprints, though. Step on the gas and wipe that tear of frustration away.

betamax3000 said...

There are things at the bottom of Lake Washington that might help you; unfortunately, it is a big lake. Huge haystack and you don't even know what the needle would be. Beautiful lake, though, beautiful surroundings, the occasional fool on a hill looking in the general direction, oblivious.

betamax3000 said...

I realize that one of her friends might indeed have seen me. White male, generic. It was dark, raining, quick. Rain: I don't mind. I don't really wear eyeglasses, nor need the band-aid on my cheek.

betamax3000 said...

Expert textpert choking smokers, the cigarettes belonged to her. As far as DNA, you will unfortunately find no goo goo g'joob.

betamax3000 said...

I have left clues on various websites. Cranberry sauce. They undoubtedly came across as random non-sequiturs, briefly skimmed across and forgotten; another haystack. You're welcome.

betamax3000 said...

In the end, the life you make is equal to the life you take.

betamax3000 said...

Because the 'Bob Dylan Killer' would've been too obvious. And longer.

Freeman Hunt said...

Oh, betamax, my eyes thank you!

betamax3000 said...

@ Freeman:

Thank you. I feel like Samson after Jesus cut his hair.

betamax3000 said...

Sorry to all for the extended test drive.

betamax3000 said...

While my caps lock key gently weeps.

Ann Althouse said...

"Betamax3000 without the Title Case algorithm looks slightly counterfeit and ordinary…"

Looks.

See how that reinforces my point.

He had been only looking, and seeing that it had a look. That's not reading.

Now, to determine the value of what is written, he will actually have to read.

Ann Althouse said...

"look at that beautiful golden!"

Speaking of looking and seeing… where are we supposed to look?

Mulligan isn't even a yellow Lab.

betamax3000 said...

@althouse:

I very much appreciated your analysis, and your spending the time to do so. Thanks...

Jason said...

See that's the difference between the GOP and the Democrat party. When one of our people acts like a Clinton or Kennedy, we strip him of leadership and he goes to rehab.

When one of their people acts... well, IS Clinton or Kennedy, the damage control goons kick in, and the White House staff slanders and blames the victim for being an out of control obsessive stalker and pathological liar, while enlisting Cabinet-leve officers in the effort, or they ply the editor of the Washington Post and Boston Globe to look the other way.

Big difference.


#waitresssandwich #anybodyseenchrisdodd

Jason said...

Meanwhile, back at the, umm, Ranch:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2570912/Bill-Clinton-poses-PROSTITUTES-charity-event.html

Bill Clinton poses with Prostitutes at charity event.

I guess that's one way to keep harassment claims down is to make sure the girls are willing to be paid off, eh, garage?

#degenerates

Jason said...

I wonder how... Whatshisname is doing. That's right. John Edwards. Whatever happened to him?

#degenerates #kerryisashrewdjudgeofcharacter

Jason said...

Whatever happened to Al Gore, anyway? Last thing I heard he had been accused not just of harassment, but of out-and-out sexually assaulting someone in a Portland hotel room.

The unidentified woman, who has been a masseuse for 12 years, filed the accusations Jan. 8, 2009, alleging Gore, who checked into the hotel as Mr. Stone and was 30 minutes late for his 10:30 p.m. in-room appointment, sexually assaulted her in his hotel room by forcing repeated, unwanted sexual touches.

"He pleaded, groped me, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, grabbed my breasts," the woman says in her detailed complaint to Portland police officers and posted by the Fox 12 Oregon TV station.

At one point, she says Gore pinned her down, resulting in an injury to her left leg and knee, and which required medical care for several months.


http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20396495,00.html

Rusty said...

What the hell does any police department need with an armored vehicle?
Somebody in this administration is trying to distribute 13,000 of em.

What are they expecting?
What are they going to do?

rhhardin said...

Germans capitalize the nouns. I wonder if there are doubtful cases.

Then there's camel case. Just take out the spaces and you can be a C++ programmer.

rhhardin said...

Büstenhalter would be BüstenHalter in German Camel.

rhhardin said...

Sane volema kara rara kamelo venas.

A healthily wishful dear rare camel is coming.

Palindrome (Esperanto)

rhhardin said...

Lileks

The people who don't remember the past and are hence doomed to repeat it - they make everyone repeat it, even though you remember it well.

I'll just be out here on the porch, whittlin' that down to a more efficient maxim.

Big Mike said...

Mulligan isn't even a yellow Lab.

If all yellow Labs are like Marley, be thankful Mulligan is a brown Lab.

alan markus said...

Speaking of looking and seeing… where are we supposed to look?

Mulligan isn't even a yellow Lab.


Clicking on the arrows that pop up on the sides of the picture takes you to other dog pictures in the series.