August 12, 2016

Lake Mendota, today.

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Talk about anything you want in the comments.

74 comments:

Original Mike said...

Miserably humid day.

DAN said...

My young son lives there, works at Epic. I find myself agreeing with you on most things political and admire the way you write but I have to admit a big part of "following" you is to see what's blooming there or passing over in the sky. Thanks for that.

madAsHell said...

I used to kid myself, and think that Hillary had to win the election to keep the skeletons buried.
I no longer kid myself.

YoungHegelian said...

Do either you or Mead ever get seized, yea, veritably seized, by the uncontrollable urge to sing "Red Sails in the Sunset" while taking these photos of Lake Mendota?

I don't think I could resist.

eric said...

Trump is surely going to lose this election because he's tanking in all the polls.

For example, Reuters has him down to Hillary by +6 for Clinton.

Bloomberg has the same thing. +6 for Clinton.

Just last month, in July, Reuters had Clinton at +11.

The last time Bloomberg ran a poll was in June and Clinton was +12.

Can't you see he's tanking?

Or maybe it's something else. I'm old enough to remember the Primaries where #NeverTrump kept demanding we all back Cruz, Rubio or Kasich in order to defeat Trump. When that didn't work, #NeverTrump demanded we change the rules at the convention so that someone could replace Trump. Now that that hasn't worked, #NeverTrump is demanding Trump drop out of the race, otherwise, we'll lose to Hillary.

I've stated previously that if #NeverTrump didn't finally come around after the convention and losing in the primaries and losing at the convention and finally getting on board, that Trump would lose the election.

I think it's going to happen. He's going to lose. Because #NeverTrump is working their tails off to see to it he loses.

Henry said...

Our thunderstorm watch has been sadly underwhelming.

Guildofcannonballs said...

NotquiteunBuckley said...
Is Hillary Clinton Ayn Rand, one of Crack's 400 year old diety's?

Sure sure plausible deniable situations could occur, but for now my truth is Hillary Clinton is Ayn Rand.

7/25/14, 10:03 PM
NotquiteunBuckley said...
"There are ways of dealing with such wickedness, and, in fact, right reason itself enjoins them." --Chambers

Okay looks like I might have made a mistake.

One.

But I haven't read Twain on Cooper yet again so keep your knickers dry.

But the above, quoted from Whittaker Chambers, might just be one of the best sentences ever.

Maybe.

7/25/14, 10:55 PM

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David Begley said...

Looking forward to being in beautiful Madison this weekend.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Deal" by the Grateful Dead

Since it costs a lot to win, and even more to lose,
You and me bound to spend some time wondering what to choose.
Goes to show, you don't ever know,
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round,
Don't you let that deal go down, no, no.

I been gambling hereabouts for ten good solid years,
If I told you all that went down it would burn off both of your ears.
Goes to show you don't ever know
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round,
Don't you let that deal go down, no, no.

Since you poured the wine for me and tightened up my shoes,
I hate to leave you sitting there, composing lonesome blues.
Goes to show you don't ever know
Watch each card you play and play it slow,
Wait until that deal come round, don't you let that deal go down.

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Mountain Maven said...

How much shameless greed graft and felonious behavior can the voters swallow? Give me the narcissistic demagogue over the criminal.

rehajm said...

Remember when Democrats would show up in front of any and every TV camera to defend Obamacare as if it would succeed if lefties just won the political battle? All that time and effort and resources to win hearts and minds?

Well that was a waste.

richardsson said...

Funny, those pictures make me homesick. Although I've spent most of my life in the Los Angeles area (and yes among many many many other things, learning dirty words in Spanish) I do miss my family, my Grandma, and standing on the dock at Pelican Lake in Orr, Minnesota and then hurrying inside as the thunderstorm is about to break loose. We could stand more than a couple of those in Southern California these days. I think I'll try to get back there next summer. I like the pictures, thank you.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Looks like Ace found God, or, more likely, sadly, as have I, discovered Milt Friedman was right reason in many instances and cases and cased incidences and uncased.

For the moment.

This all means nothing transcendental.

Or "...ly" as it were.

gadfly said...

Rain! At long last.

Arriving in Indiana early tomorrow.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

I really like that second picture, Professor; thanks for sharing.

Guildofcannonballs said...

It's very good and comforting to wish some authority will make everything all better, until adulthood.

If you are not, in your decision's results, actively not cynical, I applaud you no matter ideology.

Cynicism is just too damn easy, easily wasteful of beyond my or any (save God) potential awaiting only to be fruitfully fruited likely works.

eric said...

Blogger rehajm said...
Remember when Democrats would show up in front of any and every TV camera to defend Obamacare as if it would succeed if lefties just won the political battle? All that time and effort and resources to win hearts and minds?

Well that was a waste.


If this were a Republican administration, those "Doctors" who stood behind Obama in white lab coats for the Obamacare photo op would all be on TV right now being asked if they still stand by the legislation.

Guildofcannonballs said...

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Blogger Original Mike said...
Miserably humid day.

8/12/16, 6:44 PM"

Well, thank your lucky stars indeed misery loves cunts.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

I don't know what the vibe is in WI, but for me, in Western WA, I count on July (and especially) August to have totally awesome weather.

There was a time when I thought it was nice to spend winters in Santa Monica, but it turns out that living there seems lame, extended visits are better, imho. But, if I stick around up North for some of the darker months, it's nice to brighten up for July (and especially) August. Imho.

Hagar said...


"Give me the narcissistic demagogue over the criminal."

Narcissist: A person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
Demagogue: A rabble-rouser, agitator, political agitator, soapbox orator, firebrand, fomenter, provocateur.


Narcissist yes, what politician isn't, but demagogue? Trump surely is not any kind of a spell-binding speaker?

Bob Ellison said...

Katie Ledecky must be part dolphin, part shark.

Original Mike said...

"Katie Ledecky must be part dolphin, part shark."

I felt sorry for the World Record line.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Trigger warning.

No matter how oblivious to the United States armed forces and their honor and their sacrifices I am, I just had a healthy laugh knowing with Patton-grade confidence of abilities to execute/perform so as to exceed all peers known, post contemporary, many men made the same comment I just thought: many years latter as it happens.

Oh yeah, you'll get warning. It shall be triggered too even, although sadly Tootse not just for you does that warning bell toll.

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Guildofcannonballs said...

The psychology is fascinating.

Trigger.

Is what "they" "might" "use" to "oppress" "victims."

So they feel enlightened by using direct assasination attempt diction on any and all, forever, based on ignorance of a word and the law and God's will for America.

Because, as Keynes knew, unlike you or me or us presumably, the very-most profound thing to know: we all die not after but within "the long run" so fuck it.

And fuck everyone: Neither Tupac nor I was born into Utopia (as we think we By God Should Have) so all shall burn

mockturtle said...

Bulletin: Just heard regarding the Olympics pool closure for green water: 'We are learning that chemistry is not an exact science'. Wow! It certainly was when I studied it. But, then, that was quite a while ago....

Original Mike said...

Pool is green and smells like farts.

mockturtle said...

Oh yeah, you'll get warning. It shall be triggered too even, although sadly Tootse not just for you does that warning bell toll.

"Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell." Macbeth.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"Wow! It certainly was when I studied it."

What's your background? Chem E for me. Of course, I didn't stick w/ that for long. Not that there's anything wrong w/ that.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

You cons who are complaining about the Olympics should be praising them and be thankful for all their Brazil disasterness.

Imagine if they had been awarded to Chicago. Not only would you have all these American victories making folks feel like winners, but BHO would likely have even higher approval ratings as he posed for Olympian photo ops.

As it is all Chicago news is about murder.

mockturtle said...

I was Pre-med but, due to life circumstances, didn't get to med school and ended up in pulp & paper chemistry [Weyerhaeuser Co.].

mockturtle said...

PS: Eight years of college [not consecutive] but only a Bachelor of Science degree.

Bob Ellison said...

When the pool is green, chlorine.

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PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"ended up in pulp & paper chemistry"

I often wonder what tourists think if they come into Port Townsend at the wrong time. The aroma can be distinctive, and the road that goes into town passes through a potent concentration. But, seconds later it's quickly forgotten.

Anywho, at one of the places I live I received mail from lawyers. I think they were trying to do some sort of class action thing to get rid of the only notable industry in the entire county (which has the third oldest average population in the country, and almost a third of the men who are in their prime working years for some reason (not just unemployment--Jefferson has "odd ducks") don't work.

I've also received a garbage can warning for throwing out the wrong stuff at my place in the city.

In other words, I'm familiar w/ libs gone wild.

mockturtle said...

I often wonder what tourists think if they come into Port Townsend at the wrong time. The aroma can be distinctive, and the road that goes into town passes through a potent concentration. But, seconds later it's quickly forgotten.

I worked in a research facility in Seattle [and then Federal Way]. But, yes, I am familiar with the pulping aromas.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"and then Federal Way"

Presumably in the cool looking building.

http://landmarkhunter.com/photos/53/20/532010-L.jpg

Laslo Spatula said...

mockturtle said...
I was Pre-med but, due to life circumstances, didn't get to med school and ended up in pulp & paper chemistry [Weyerhaeuser Co.].

32 ECT B-flute, all day long.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

I am really glad mockturtle is here.

I am Laslo.

mockturtle said...

Thank you, Laslo! I'm glad you are here, too! :-)

mockturtle said...

Presumably in the cool looking building.

http://landmarkhunter.com/photos/53/20/532010-L.jpg


That is the Corporate HQ building. The Technology Center is behind it, out of view. It is cool, too.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Mock,

Did you get the sweet industry scholarship? My son got it and he ended his freshman year with fat stacks in the bank. Alas, he dreams of rockets, so he told the pulp & paper guys that he wouldn't be pursuing that line of engineering. Hopefully that works out. I was impressed with the aggressive internship program the p&p folks have.

mockturtle said...

No, but the company wanted to send me for a Masters Degree, an offer I declined. Yes, they have an excellent internship there. Great company to work for. I was one of only two women in their R&D facility when I joined the company in 1974, other than the office staff. The lab was on Harbor Island in Seattle at that time.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

It's interesting that Weyerhaeuser is moving into town. And, Amazon (when the towers are completed (they're now under construction) and including the other buildings) will have 10 million square feet of space right in town, too. Not to mention all the stuff Paul Allen is putting down there, and all the other stuff going up. Not that they have much of a footprint, but Starbucks is essentially downtown-ish.

I guess rich folks today want to be in town. Not too long ago, it was cool to stick Microsoft and Costco and Boeing (if not in Chicago) a little out of the center of town.

Anywho, even though it's no fun to have your house's tax assessment routinely go up plus or minus the 100 thousand dollar mark every year, it could be worse.

mockturtle said...

They couldn't pay me enough to live in Seattle today, though I did love it at one time. My late husband and I lived in Normandy Park, a suburb south of Seattle, so it was an easy drive to Federal Way when the move was made.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

Maybe Bezos et. al. plan to be large enough in numbers such that they can overcome the Kshama Sawant wing of Seattle politics. I sure hope so.

Non-Seattle folks could understand Kshama Sawant, who is on the city council, as a version of Bernie, but a thousand times more dedicated to socialist nuttiness. I know, it's hard to image....until you live in Seattle.



PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"They couldn't pay me enough to live in Seattle today"

I really love the city. But, I also love Bainbridge Island and Port Townsend and Forks and traveling. The mix and variation is, for me, nirvana.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

Who wouldn't love living in a city like Seattle? If nothing else, making fun of the hipsters is so awesome, although a little too easy.


mockturtle said...

I love Mt. Rainier. My daughter an I are going camping there in a couple of weeks. The San Juans are great, too. We used to have a boat and would cruise up there--so beautiful!

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

mock,

I'm guessing that when you say "camping", you mean hanging in an RV. That's cool. But, some of us old school Eagle Scout types tend to mean something else when we say camping.

mockturtle said...

The mix and variation is, for me, nirvana.

Deliberate reference? ;-)

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"Deliberate reference? ;-)"

Thank you.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

Btw, I know it's lame to point it out, but I'm pretty proud of my trolling in the thread about the old dude in the subway. The use of the word "shorts" reoccurs in supposedly different contexts on purpose.

Me and DJT are smarmy idiots who are full of themselves. Not necessarily POTUS material. Just sayin.

mockturtle said...

I'm guessing that when you say "camping", you mean hanging in an RV. That's cool. But, some of us old school Eagle Scout types tend to mean something else when we say camping.

RV for me, tent for her. I used to tent camp, both backpacking and kayak camping, until two years ago, when I sold my kayak. My little 4X4 RV takes me where I want to go in relative comfort now.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Every time I hear your name I wanna die.

Quick where be authorities?

With the "good shit" aka drugs.

The check didn't cash?

Then I'll murder more than crow conglomerates.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

I'd like to do more overnight stuff in a Kayak. I've only kayak camped one night, and even that was w/ Kayak Academy as part of their five day training thing.

On Monday, I'm heading to a cabin near Forks, so it's not like I think I need to be on a 100 mile hike (though I've done those) to "get out there." But, for the record (and my cred), I've never RV camped.



PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

I forgot, I did the Green River in Utah in one of my kayaks. That was close to a week. And, you had to pack out your shit (literally). How could I forget that?

Guildofcannonballs said...

I want to make it clear that when Hillary's assassins come, I will murder their conscious with simple words such as "what might have been."

Really I am happy to kill though, experience of any sort not with standing, that devil inside the Rulers. Or the cunting shits.

Fact is, advanced as my mind be maybe, I worship killing Muslim folks who have pretty young daughters they brought to land I walk.

My bigotry is my only beauty.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Shoot!

Sorry, I forgot I don't (yet) worship death more than life.

Can we all just outlaw Jesus?

Pretty please.

We, us with the knowledgable wisdom, know Jesus disrupted Utopia Earth because Jesus loves human tears and Muslm calls to Allah five times per day.

Super dooper cool, except Jesus hatin' again on all.

Damn record.

mockturtle said...

I forgot, I did the Green River in Utah in one of my kayaks. That was close to a week. And, you had to pack out your shit (literally). How could I forget that?

BTDT at a few places in WA. We used wag bags so no big deal.

One really great place to kayak/kayak camp is Diablo Lake in North Cascades NP.

My sister and her husband did the Green River in UT and said there was so much silt in the water that their fingers were raw. AK.

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

"One really great place to kayak/kayak camp is Diablo Lake in North Cascades NP."

I know it well, we have a reoccurring reservation for the Ross Lake floating cabins. Have you been up to Kerouac's hangout?

BTW, I don't know how you deal with the wag bags, but after a week the seals seem to not be as good as they should be. We bring a 4" ABS Pipe w/ a cap glued on one end, and a fitting that accepts a male plug (w/ pipe dope) on the other end. No smell at all (except when the plug is off because you're shoving the newest bag into the pipe.)

PBandJ_LeDouanier said...

And, the silt nastiness depends on how low the river is. But, no matter what you'll be cleaning silt out of the boat for a month after getting back. I have no idea where it hides in there.

Guildofcannonballs said...

200 rounds fired from 18 weapons and only one death.

Lol.

By "Lol" is hereby with the intent of humiliation.

You lil Denver gangcunts ever want to compete with men you'll find one kill after 200 rounds is worth me killing you with one shot one kill on principle alone.

Don't you dirty white-hating whites or non-whites ever even dream of being me: justified jealousy is your only pose until I murder you dead.

I love your 88 IQ more than your comprehension allows.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I guess th3 war zone problem at 16th Street Mall is too big for me to handle, me a mere civilian and all.

Wish I had control, compassionate ruthlessness can quickly be learned by even the meanest, most powerful, especially after their family doesn't suck worms but perpetually attempts logic, continued degradation, other than blood lust, repeatedly as their ideology destroys every and all foundations their passion emotes is their and the only reason to exist.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Alan Keyes says I want to introduce sex eduacation for kindergarteners."

(Audience laughs)

Obama chuckles.

"I didn't know what to tell him: but it's the right thing to do. "

Lol.

No no racist, Obama knows your 6 or 7 year old is a bigot, but fear nit, he won't kill the little bigot save their humanity. He will ensure the toddler-or-older whites know they stole from immaculate betters, and are, forever, guilty.

Billy Ayers will kill Whitey's like hm, kids too.

Guildofcannonballs said...

History has already proven beyond any/all doubt I am superior to any thing (aka human) I can victimize.

Lol.

Alan Keyes doesn't get it, what a loser!

Lol.

Jon Ericson said...

So I see that the recent troll invasion has reduced Althouse to 20-30 comments per post.
Lovely.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Blogger Laslo Spatula said...
I am really glad mockturtle is here.

I am Laslo.

8/12/16, 10:59 PM

Actually no and, somewhat uniquely, fuck no.

Glad folks, even talented glad folks, but not as mega-uniquely talented in terms of laughter-killing skills, the epitome paradigmed, might be assumed especially really glad folks are here and heard, but not Sunday through Saturday 12-12.

Dwight Yoakum sang "Blame it on the Vein" and forgetting that I shan't soon be doing.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"So I see that the recent troll invasion has reduced Althouse to 20-30 comments per post.
Lovely."

Troll , we all know beauty lies in beholder's eyes.

Make some million(s) and contribute for real cheapie.

You ain't no Marty Augustine. I know this even if your shut brain convinces you other.

Yeah yeah I know you know you owe me and you feel unworthy: save it. Sorries in a sack son. George Castanza told ya and will reveal likewise.

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n.n said...

Who wants to live forever?

Well, there is Planned Parenthood that offers prime cuts. There are prenatal stem cell cocktails. Aborting your child extends your quality of sex life by at least a few years.

Let's see...

"Young blood antiaging trial raises questions" -- sciencemag.org

This is what raises questions?

Yeah, its a Choice. Once you debase human life, it's a progressive slope.

The Tell-Tale Hearts beat ever louder.

tim in vermont said...

Bojack Horseman has gone full SJW. I liked that show. Too bad about it.

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Blogger Laslo Spatula said...
I am really glad mockturtle is here.

I am Laslo.

8/12/16, 10:59 PM

Actually no and, somewhat uniquely, fuck no.

Glad folks, even talented glad folks, but not as mega-uniquely talented in terms of laughter-killing skills, the epitome paradigmed, might be assumed especially really glad folks are here and heard, but not Sunday through Saturday 12-12.

Dwight Yoakum sang "Blame it on the Vein" and forgetting that I shan't soon be doing.
......

Hahaha ! Guild, you a crazy guy, in a real good way.