December 21, 2015

At the Green Rock Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

(And if you need to do any shopping, may I suggest that you knock over 2 toy birds with one rock — shopping and showing some love for the Althouse blog — by doing your shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal?)

16 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Happy Solstice everyone. Let the day lengthening begin in the Northern Hemisphere!

mccullough said...

Is that a mossy stone?

Amanda said...

"It took three days for police to respond to a neighbor’s report about a bomb, which indicated that Richmond, California resident William Celli, 55, intended to harm the local Muslim community with a homemade explosive. The same day police received this tip, the New York Times released a report indicating that crimes against Muslims have tripled since the San Bernardino and Paris attacks.

Celli has frequently posted on his Facebook that he is a Trump supporter, claiming he will follow “this man to the end of the world.”

Police arrested Celli on December 20th and charged him with the possession of an explosive device and making criminal threats."


Words do matter.

Static Ping said...

So should I buy a pet rock to go with them? Assuming my aim is good. Then I might need two of them.

coupe said...

Obama says in his radio message that Trump is scaring the "blue-collar men."

“particularly blue-collar men have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they got when they were going to a factory and able to support their families on a single paycheck..."

What did they call that? Oh yea, the middle-class. C'est la vie...

Curious George said...

"Amanda said...
Words do matter."

I was going to ask what words of Donald Trump prompted this guy or anyone to build a bomb. But instead I'll just say you are an idiot.

Static Ping said...

Amanda: Words do matter.

So do bullets. Sadly. I tend to think the bullets trump the words. They speak louder.

Original Mike said...

Longest night of the year. What a waste that it's cloudy.

tim in vermont said...

So nobody would have any resentment for Muslims if all we had was Paris, Charlie Hebdo, Fort Hood, Boston, and San Berdoo, but Trump never said anything? I am just trying to understand this.

I think that a good way to whip up resentment is to deny the validity of rational concerns by calling any questions about immigration racist? Stop struggling and let the pillow do its job, right?

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cf said...

Happy Season of Lights and mosses.

Say, Ann, I am glad to get the space to comment Now on your earlier post about Hillary Clinton's goat-herder coat suit.

The update is that event with the bathroom break, and the reason that was reported about why she wanted to be alone. Someone on Rush Limbaugh this morning called in to say she probably needed to change a diaper, and the ridiculous suit suddenly makes lots of sense. Perhaps there is even more apparatus changing underneath there. (A Syrian refugee in that suit would be cause for suspicion, I would want to know what is under there. haha.)

The media accounts spinned the affair as if she waited as a righteous stance, against associating herself with the disgraced Elliot Spitzer. How strange of the spinners. The woman works for omalley, you don't think she would be snarky thrilled to share goings on in the toilet? I do not blame Hillary, as much as I abhor her as a candidate, for understand her taking the hit and peeing alone.

[ when oh when will Some Champion in media and power rise out of the Democratic abyss to to pull the AndonCord and stop this Clinton train? OhMyGoodness ]

And on The ladies in the Post arguing against the Hijab, thank you for that great News, Ann, and the chance for meeting up with these women and their line of understanding. I am so glad for the many ways you keep me mentally nourished.

A thoughtful solstice and a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you.


Godspeed, America.

garage mahal said...

"Celli has frequently posted on his Facebook that he is a Trump supporter, claiming he will follow “this man to the end of the world.”

Police arrested Celli on December 20th and charged him with the possession of an explosive device and making criminal threats."

This Trump supporter is one of those "Explosive Conservatives."

FullMoon said...

Amanda said.
Guy had a bomb....didn't blow up anything...Likes trump.
.....Words do matter

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You are correct, Amanda, words do matter.

CStanley said...

That looks like an excellent geocache location.

Fernandinande said...

FullMoon said...
Amanda said.
Guy had a bomb....didn't blow up anything...Likes trump.
.....Words do matter


MSM words matter as lies matter.

In one post, Celli wrote: “Hillary Would make a great president. If she would commit to what she is hiding. But she has to crucify the president. Then her run for the White house is over.”

Laura said...

Explosive conservative gets arrested and charged for making threats. Word applied is "terrorist."

Explosive leftist gets career as a professor after organizing bombings of public buildings. Word applied is "activist."

Why ignore "tripled since the San Bernadino and Paris attacks"? Why the singular focus on one criminal actor?

The words are "agenda" and "narrative." If a political candidate can be held responsible, so can those who traffic in words.