May 21, 2016

At the Red Tree Café...

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... talk about whatever you want.

37 comments:

pm317 said...

Beautiful pic.

Big Mike said...

I really loved what Hungary's Prime Minister had to say about Bill Clinton's latest gaffe, accusing the Poles and Hungarians of not having democratic governments: "... although the mouth belongs to Clinton, the voice belongs to George Soros."

Hey! The Clintons are for sale. They have been for sale since at least when Marc Rich negotiated (bought?) his presidential pardon in the closing days of the Bill Clinton administration.

And Soros has a lot of cash.

traditionalguy said...

Run! It's a Commie tree.

Rusty said...

I was just joking before, but it turns out Venezuelans are really using toilet paper in lieu of currency. The government can't afford to purchase banknote paper. Which is moot since inflation has reached 700 percent and clombing.
At this point any defense of socialism will just look like an Onion gag.

Christopher said...

Thank you for these beautiful photos.

Hagar said...

From last fall?

cubanbob said...

Big Mike said...
I really loved what Hungary's Prime Minister had to say about Bill Clinton's latest gaffe, accusing the Poles and Hungarians of not having democratic governments: "... although the mouth belongs to Clinton, the voice belongs to George Soros."

Hey! The Clintons are for sale. They have been for sale since at least when Marc Rich negotiated (bought?) his presidential pardon in the closing days of the Bill Clinton administration.

And Soros has a lot of cash."

The Clinton's have been for sale since Bill was first elected in Arkansas. The problem with buying a Clinton is that the dishonest people that they are, they don't stay bought. Perhaps they are only for rent.

mockturtle said...

Topic: Munchkin voice--that dreadful, nasal, Valley-girl blight on the auditory landscape. Will it ever end?

Ann Althouse said...

Photo is from yesterday in the Centennial Garden. It's a Japanese maple by the koi pond.

Hagar said...

How do they manage to make it go red in the spring?

The Cracker Emcee said...

Hagar,

Damn, that's dry.

mockturtle said...

How do they manage to make it go red in the spring?

That's what Japanese maples do in the spring.

Hagar said...

"Dry" in Wisconsin is oppressively humid in New Mexico, and my neighbor's Japanese maples are bright green and sprouting. I will be drafted to trim then in the first week of June. They do not go red until October and sometimes not then, if the weather is not right; just freeze to kind of brownish-red and drop off.

The Cracker Emcee said...

My bad. I thought you were being funny.. Jap maples are red year around in my part of the world, with some green new growth in spring.

Fernandinande said...

Her name is "Mercy Carrion": Virginia woman arrested for conducting bloody chicken sacrifice in living room

mockturtle said...

Her name is "Mercy Carrion"

Almost as good as Lorena Bobbitt.

Hagar said...

Is AA going to comment on the judge ordering ethics classes for DoJ staff lawyers?

Fritz said...

mockturtle said...
How do they manage to make it go red in the spring?

That's what Japanese maples do in the spring.

5/21/16, 12:01 PM
Blogger Hagar said...
"Dry" in Wisconsin is oppressively humid in New Mexico, and my neighbor's Japanese maples are bright green and sprouting. I will be drafted to trim then in the first week of June. They do not go red until October and sometimes not then, if the weather is not right; just freeze to kind of brownish-red and drop off.


Different varieties of Japanese Maples.

traditionalguy said...

The Daily Mail is running put down Trump stories about his mother being a Domestic (a Maid) that immigrated as a poor worker, but now Trump hates all immigrants.

But like most hit pieces the story helps Trump. He really is from a hard working class background.

The facts come out That MaryAnn Trump was the youngest of 10 MacLeod children born to a staunch Presbyterian Fisherman in the Hebrides Isle of Lewis. The three sisters could find no husband there since WWI killed the young men. Lewis' fighting men had the highest KIA ratio of all the British Empire.

One got pregnant with no husband. She had the child and left her baby with her parents and set out to the USA where she was not under a scandal. She got a husband and sent for her 2 sisters to come over and she sponsored them. The did it too and they got husbands.

Strong minded MaryAnn worked in Long Island as a maid until she married a second generation German immigrant builder. They then and worked together to to create their family raising 5 Presbyterian children.

When you look at MaryAnn MacLeod Trump's pictures you see a strength in her face that startles you.

mockturtle said...

It never ceases to amaze me that people can't/won't distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. Great story, Tradguy!

knox said...

Milo is debating Ben on the Rubin Report. Subject: Is the alt-right good for America? First week in June, I think? Get out the popcorn!

David Begley said...

Hagar

Judge would have disbarred those Main Justice liars if he could have.

Jupiter said...

David Begley said...

"Judge would have disbarred those Main Justice liars if he could have."

Yes, and Loretta Lynch will be increasing their bonuses.

Jupiter said...

Hah! 'A spokesman for the Justice Department said Thursday that “we strongly disagree with the order” but declined to comment further.'

Well, that's interesting. If you read the order, he bases his criticisms on admissions made by DoJ lawyers, that previous statements made by DoJ lawyers were knowingly false. So they strongly disagree with the sentence the Judge passed on the crimes to which they confessed.

The Judge also went out of his way to note that none of the misbehavior occurred while Lynch was in office. I guess this is her way of rejecting the allegation that she might be more ethical than her predecessor.

mockturtle said...

I'm crushed! No one wants to talk about munchkin voices.

Ann Althouse said...

@mockturtle Link to something that can be critiqued and people might talk.

mockturtle said...

Well, Ann, I can't find anything. Am I the only person aware of this phenomenon?

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mockturtle said...

And 'narrative', which is on virtually everyone's lips these days.

ngtrains said...

Hagar - there are many varieties of Japanese Maples.
One of ours is red like that one right now. Another is never red - green all year
then a yellow tint in the fall.

Early spring in north east Ohio this year, so I got the deck washed before
the maple leafed out. If I'm late, we get red leaves with white polkadots due to the
bleach .



Laslo Spatula said...

Sisero Wong, Strip-Club Bouncer.

Yeah, I'm half-Chinese. What the fuck does that matter?

I notice it: at the strip-club all the white people keep an eye on me, because they can't figure out why there is a Chinese bouncer. Like: they're not somehow in ChinaTown, right?

It seems to make them uncomfortable: Dude -- Yakuza are NOT Chinese. My family don't work at a fuckin' Pho restaurant.

When they're watching a stripper grind her Wonder-Bread ham sandwich in their face a white bouncer is easier to ignore. The Chinese bouncer: he's looking at you. That Inscrutable Shit.

Fuckers, I was born in America. There ain't no Gong that hits every time I walk in the room.

Get your shit together, white people. Keep your dick in your pants, pay the Naked Lady a few dollars and everything will be just fine...

I am Laslo.

mockturtle said...

Yeah, I'm half-Chinese. What the fuck does that matter?

Like O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill

mockturtle said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2tD3uDqEUg

Quaestor said...

I hate red maples, Japanese or otherwise. They're highly toxic to horses. Now I've never heard of a horse actually dying from eating red maple leaves, but the danger exists. Horses are like teenagers — you'd think they'd be smart enough not to do stupid shit, but there you are.

coupe said...

Found out yesterday that the communist party (Democrats) has a social media standard of conduct.

Yes, it turns out that one communist (progressive they say) can't call comrades a "scumbag".

Matt Bruenig gets himself fired for calling Clinton's bitch a scumbag

rhhardin said...

Rap music has ruined morse code.

Guys into rap send dashes that can't be distinguished from dots if the rhythm pleases them.

This is offset somewhat by iambic keyers that won't let you vary the lengths. Other poetic feet are not available.

Saint Croix said...

Chewbacca Lady is having so much fun!