June 16, 2016

June bloom.

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26 comments:

Sydney said...

You have zinnias blooming already?

rehajm said...

What the hell is this? Some of us were making fun of the campaign trolls showing up here yesterday but somewhere you/we clearly struck a nerve with somebody's toadies...

David said...

It's Trump, just before the media hits with another application of Roundup.

Mrs Whatsit said...

Here's a terrible first sentence from an article about Zika in the NYT:

"The number of women who had been infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy in the continental United States has risen to 234, health officials said Thursday."

The sentence suggests that there are 234 women who actually got infected in the Continental US, doesn't it? That's what I thought, on first reading it. But more careful reading of the rest of the article, and its headline, indicates that's not what was meant. Instead, the article is about pregnant women who are NOW in the continental US but were infected in US territories or elsewhere - at one point the article calls the pregnant women "travelers." I am pretty sure that nobody is known to have gotten Zika from a mosquito bite in the continental US yet. The sentence should have read:

"The number of women in the continental United States who had been infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancy has risen to 234, health officials said Thursday."

And that's not all. It should be "have been infected," not "had been infected," because it isn't the past perfect tense. Also, it should be "during their pregnancies," not "pregnancy," as the women aren't all jointly giving birth to one baby. There may be more, but I can't stand to read the sentence again. Who the heck are the editors at the NYT? Have any of them been to college?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/health/zika-pregnancy-united-states-cdc.html

madAsHell said...

Wow!
Kleiman at NYU doesn't like our hostess. I haven't reviewed the statements Kleiman sited, but he seems to be blogging about a blog. How meta.....and lazy. I've been lurking here for a while, and I would never assume to know her opinion a priori.

I will agree that our hostess can seriously parse herself some words!

Jason said...

IT'S BLOOMSDAY!!!!

tim in vermont said...

Kleiman asserted a pretty large negative when he said that there is no evidence of poor judgment on the part of Hillary or Obama in their handling of Syria. He doesn't even try to prove it.

tim in vermont said...

Give us a thread on that Althouse!

America's Politico said...

This young student is brilliant. I also wish he had done Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush scenarios. Just wonderful Sanders and Trump.

http://newschannel9.com/news/offbeat/graduating-eighth-grader-absolutely-nails-donald-trump-bernie-sanders-impressions

Fernandinande said...

Nice genitals!

madAsHell said...
Wow!
Kleiman at NYU doesn't like our hostess.


Trump said Jews kidnapped and killed Christian children in order to use their blood in religious rituals? Maybe it was a teleprompter gag.

john dean said...

Kleimans rant in full

http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/06/16/defending-the-indefensible-ann-althouse-on-trumps-blood-libel/

Char Char Binks said...

I call it blood free speech (as opposed to blood-free speech).

traditionalguy said...

Syria under Assad was our best friend. As was reformed Khadafy. So Obama and Hillary had Khadafy murdered and his weapons shipped to Syrian Rebels to murder Assad. Meanwhile, they inflamed The Muslim Brotherhood ( who are merely The Source of Jihadist strategy) who took out an elderly Mubarack before he could retire as ruler in Egypt and arrested him preliminary to murdering him and revoking the 40 year treaty preliminary to attacking Israel. The Egyptian Army made a comeback and now Obama is punishing Egypt totally for frustrating the democratic Jihadists

The result Obama and this writer insist is unexpected formation of ISIL's Caliphate and its sending ISIL infested young jihadist warriors to flood Europe and take it over.

But Obama,( who is not Muslim, he says) just got tricked over and over and over.

Paco Wové said...

"clearly struck a nerve "

That would help explain the uptick in commenter screechiness.

Fabi said...

Very beautiful!

Steve Uhr said...

Nasty piece about you by someone named Mark Kleiman. If you want, I'll beat him up for you.

tim in vermont said...

Fair is fair Althouse should get first crack at him, but honestly, the whole thing is laughable. Does that guy have tenure? How can you be that stupid and get tenure. I will be happy to go through it idiotic line by idiotic line, but ladies first.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Meh, who reads the Washington Monthly? If you can only garner 9 comments you're considerably less influential than any clickbait involving a tank top.

Fascinating the rabid franticness of Democrats lately, though. Despite the polls they seem to have no real confidence in Hillary.

coupe said...

"But pundits gotta pund,"

WTF? "gotta", "pund" is this some kind of Ebonics?

I looked him up. Yea, he's a "grey beard" and probably wears suspenders and a belt.

Ann Althouse said...

That Kleiman thing is dumb and embarrassing for him. Remember when Sarah Palin was lambasted for using the term " blood libel"?

Hagar said...

CNN has a series of maps up to show "the massive implications of "Trump's Muslim travel ban," according to them. 5 maps coloring 40 countries with "Muslim troubles" in red.

Kind of contradicts Obama and the Democrat party's line on the causes of our recent mass shootings, doesn't it?

They also clearly show that there is no single problem that can be solved with one policy.
There are nation states with visions of empire, there are more or less organized entities such as ISIS, al Shabaab, Boko Haram, several claiming to be al Qaeda subsidiaries, etc., and there are individuals popping up everywhere and anywhere claiming to be acting for one or another of these entities, or just Islam in general, though it is often difficult to determine just how much truth there might be to their claims.
However that might be, all these things have one thing in common: the faith whose name must not be mentioned - all these bad actors yell themselves hoarse proclaiming it.

Obama and his minions need to pull their heads out of their butts, sort out the problems, and tell us what they intend to do about them in a coherent fashion.

shiloh said...

"But her hatred of liberals and liberalism is so vehement that she supports Gov. Scott Walker, despite (because of?) his attacks on the university where she teaches. Still, you’d think that Donald Trump would be a bridge too far for anyone not actually a mouth-breather."

This is non-sensical as damn, I'm defending Althouse. Why does one have to hate liberals to support Walker?

Again, why's and wherefore's re: her support for Walker notwithstanding, the reason she's only posting positive articles about Trump is because she has a 95/5 con majority blog. It's that basic er she knows where her bread is buttered.

Supply and demand.

The dichotomy is that Althouse really is a die hard lib on most issues. And of course part of the reason she supported Walker, Romney, Ryan, Scott Brown, Trump and yes Virginia even Obama is that they were/are good looking ie superficiality.

carry on ...

Michael K said...

"Blogger rehajm said...
What the hell is this? Some of us were making fun of the campaign trolls showing up here yesterday but somewhere you/we clearly struck a nerve with somebody's toadies..."

I actually use to read and comment at Wash Monthly when Kevin Drum was blogging there.

They are as hard left as any place on earth. I got vicious replies using personal stuff from my personal blog. Far worse than Ritmo has done.

Eventually, they blocked me from commenting because I did not endorse single payer in 2004. I had a whole series on health care reform which Chicagoboyz links as "Notable Discussion."

I was willing to discuss and debate but they weren't.

Michael K said...

"the reason she's only posting positive articles about Trump is because she has a 95/5 con majority blog."

Not only that. Conservatives tend to collect at open minded blogs. I read HuffPo sometimes and, for a while, was blocked at commenting.

All the other left wing blogs I read, or used to read. blocked comments from anyone disagreeing.

I think HuffPo changed their policy at one point but they had driven away all right wing commenters or readers.

I consider myself pretty much libertarian except on national defense and immigration.

Michael said...

Trump should promise to restrict travel to the US by citizens of countries that outlaw homosexuality. Give those countries a time to repeal those laws and demonstrate that the impositions against gays have been curtailed. If they fail that then the travel restriction morphs into banking and finance.

Michael said...

On another note, I am watching the basketball. I think Golden State is throwing the game. Looking a bit like pro wrestling to me.