August 13, 2016

At the 11-Years-Ago Café...

Café

... you can talk about anything you like. Have a good Saturday! I'm posting an old photo that I noticed because somebody at Flickr just "liked" it and I can't seem to get Flickr to accept something else that I'm trying to upload. It's that kind of day, perhaps. It's overcast and cool, in a pre-rain sort of way, but the forecast says no rain.

18 comments:

Original Mike said...

I'm counting on no rain and it drying out so I can work on the deck.

rhhardin said...

We need rain because it stops 19kv power line insulators from sparking and interfering with shortwave radio reception.

It might also help the farms surrounding, though the soybeans seem to be doing okay. Everybody rotated to soybeans this year.

Humperdink said...

The war on poverty was declared on January 8,1964 by President Lyndon Johnson in his state of the union address. Subsequent legislation was passed and trillions spent. Check out the results!!

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13939521_1153688314653610_5872679186982486281_n.jpg?oh=b40d796d55bd16dee8f91ff6f05c5e52&oe=585B899B

Chuck said...

I want to talk about Trump's silly claim (set forth in the usual vague Trump way) that voter fraud threatens the outcome of the presidential race. It is another stupid Trumpism and as such, Althouse is likely to avoid it.

But as a Republican who cares greatly about defending voter i.d. laws, and who has a very low regard for early voting rules and same-day voter registration, I fear that Trump is going to screw up yet another good Republican issue.

Wide majorities, across party and racial lines, all support voter i.d. laws. It ought to be a winning issue for Republicans. Unless Trump's rhetorical clumsiness screws it up.


Laslo Spatula said...

"Brad?"

"Yes, Steve?"

"I don't feel so good."

"We're Olympic Athletes at the prime of our health. What could be wrong?"

"I went out on the town last night..."

"Uh Oh..."

"Well, one thing lead to another and I ended up swallowing the come of a dozen Rio cocks."

"That's quite an evening."

"A dozen, maybe fifteen. I may have lost count."

"Thank goodness you're not Gay: who knows what might have happened."

"I know! But now I think I got Zika."

"You might have gotten a LOT of things."

"I think I feel sores beginning to form in my mouth. They may already be seeping. I think I taste it."

"Your lips do look swollen. That can't be good."

"And now I have a rash on my chest."

"On your chest.?"

"Yeah. Some guys shot their loads on my chest. God, how it itches. Do you want to see?"

"No, that's alright."

"Maybe it's scabies."

"Maybe you should see the doctor."

"Maybe it will all just go away on it's own."

"Or maybe you should burn all your sheets, towels and clothing."

"Yeah, maybe... I think I have semen in my sinus cavity."

"Know what I did last night?"

"What did you do last night, Brad?"

"I had a quiet evening and mentally prepared for my competition."

"I don't get your point."

"I figured you wouldn't."

"And now I'm frightened to take a shit. Who knows what is going to come out."

"Yep. A quiet evening. By myself. I feel great."

"Maybe I should have just stayed in, myself."

"That might have been a good idea."

"Yeah. Maybe just have just sucked an Olympic cock or two here in the dorms. Who knows where those Rio cocks have been."

"That IS a question."

"Brad?"

"Yes, Steve?"

"We're having the Time of Our Lives, right?"

"The Time of Our Lives, Steve..."

I am Laslo.

Curious George said...

"Chuck said...
I want to talk about Trump's silly claim (set forth in the usual vague Trump way) that voter fraud threatens the outcome of the presidential race. It is another stupid Trumpism and as such, Althouse is likely to avoid it.

But as a Republican who cares greatly about defending voter i.d. laws, and who has a very low regard for early voting rules and same-day voter registration, I fear that Trump is going to screw up yet another good Republican issue.

Wide majorities, across party and racial lines, all support voter i.d. laws. It ought to be a winning issue for Republicans. Unless Trump's rhetorical clumsiness screws it up."

So let me recap. You like voter ID laws, and don't like early voting, but think Trumps an idiot for saying fraud threatens the POTUS race.

Shoter recap: You're a moron.

Sebastian said...

I could be wrong, but I watched some Olympic coverage and believe I saw Laslo's ponytail girl doing pretty well.

Chuck said...

Althouse, check this;

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/13/trump-campaign-leans-into-rigged-election-claims-urges-people/21450982/

Trump, urging people to volunteer as "election observers."

That is amusing to me, because I actually am one of those people. A Republican National Lawyers Association election day volunteer poll watcher. I've been doing it for longer than Donald Trump has been a Republican.

If any Trumpkins wish to do this in Detroit, chances are fair that I will be your supervisor.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Brad?"



"Yes, Steve?"



"I can't believe I didn't even score a Bronze Medal in that event."

"Well, you did your best, right?"

"Yeah. It's just that when I rounded that first turn and the anal leakage started..."

"That WAS unfortunate."

"All these years, training, then -- Bam! -- Anal Leakage. In front of millions of viewers. Now I'm going to always be known as the Olympian who had anal leakage."

"I'm sure it will blow over."

"Blow over? Have you seen the Internet? There's a Photo of me going round with shit dripping down my legs with the caption "Winner of the Brown Medal."

"That IS kinda funny."

"I'm gonna be on the Internet forever, with shit dripping down my legs. How am I going to get a Commercial Sponsor now?

"Well..."

"Don't say it: don't say it. I'm gonna hear enough "Depends" jokes as it is."

"Well you still have two more events."

"Yeah, I do. And all anyone is going to want to see is if I shit my pants again."

"Yeah. I saw that they're taking odds in Vegas."

"But I think I can do it. I just have to believe in myself, and believe I can run a race without shitting myself."

"That's the Olympic Spirit!"

"Brad?"



"Yes, Steve?"

"Should I run with a tampon in my ass? You know: just in case?"

"It couldn't hurt..."


I am Laslo.

Chuck said...

Sebastian;

No; I just don't trust Trump to advocate for any policies or laws that I care about. He's careless and stupid reckless in his choice of words. I expect him to say something that will set back the cause(s) in which I believe.

And talking trash along the lines that "100 per cent," if he does not win Pennsylvania, it will be because of vote fraud, is just an embarrassment to my side.

Humperdink said...
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Humperdink said...

Something odd about the following two headlines. I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe someone can help me.

"Planned Parenthood plans (to spend) $20 million election fight" (CNN)

"Ohio Judge: State legislators cannot defund Planned Parenthood" (Hotair)

Chuck said...

Humperdink: Great comment. Should be an Althouse blog-post.

Fritz said...

Cool, cloudy, rain? Count your blessings. It's 93 with 61% humidity in slower Maryland, which gives us a heat index of 104.

Unknown said...

Trump, urging people to volunteer as "election observers."

That is amusing to me, because I actually am one of those people. A Republican National Lawyers Association election day volunteer poll watcher. I've been doing it for longer than Donald Trump has been a Republican.

If any Trumpkins wish to do this in Detroit, chances are fair that I will be your supervisor.


That's nice. I hope you can do your job despite the negativity you feel towards the Republican candidate. Depending of course on what you conceive "your job" to be that day.

Chuck said...

Unknown; I am credentialed, and there are rather precise rules for what credentialed poll watchers can and cannot do. Advocating for or against any particular candidate is one of the things we cannot do.

At the same time, I am a rules advocate for my party. And my party will have about thirty candidates on a typical southeast Michigan ballot. They all mean something, even if I have serious doubts about the presidential candidate.

Unknown said...

Right, but I imagine part of your job is to call out the opposition on violations. If you're not enthused about Trump, perhaps you'll let stuff slide? Are you too full of your sense of Duty? Or would it be too hard to let them violate on Trump while keeping your local candidates defended? I don't mean to be cynical but I guess I am. You certainly seem as if you would do him any harm within your power.

Unknown said...

No answer?