February 3, 2017

At the Sunset Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

(And remember The Althouse Amazon Portal... in case you're doing some shopping.)

104 comments:

Achilles said...

Omarosa > The View.

Michael K said...

Tucson sunsets are spectacular. As are the night skies. It is a "dark city" because of the Kitt Peak Observatory and no street lights except at major intersections. It can be an adventure to drive at night. But the night sky is worth the trouble,

Guildofcannonballs said...

Once you see the process, learn the game, it brings you down to see people who haven't yet get desperate when their known opposites won't all of the sudden think as they should like to think they should.

"I slapped a retard and stole his ice cream today" has about as much merit as "I argued online with a lying dummy dum dum maybe evil nitwit all day AND WON!"

Yeah, you really showed that entity! They will never type the same again, hear you me! Those pikers of St. Crispin's Day could only dream of this achievement!

!!



Jon Ericson said...

https://youtu.be/cSew1jkb_40

President Trump's Weekly Address

Hagar said...

I still do not understand this "Moslem majority countries" designtion.
If a country has a Moslem majority, it is Moslem and has to be. It is in the Koran.

rehajm said...

Did Robin Leach get a position in the new administration?

Champagne wishes!

David Begley said...

Once written:

In case you missed it below.

"Stat of the day. Dow closed above 20,000.

Althouse saved "once written" $10,000. He better buy something through the Amazon portal. NOW."

Addendum. Meade was right. Admit it.

Original Mike said...

Once written, earlier in the day before he (apparently) got booted, claimed the Dow rallied because of the "Obama" jobs report.

David Begley said...

No. It was the banks (GS is in the Dow) because POTUS signed an EO scaling back Dowd-Frank.

Original Mike said...

Just to be clear, David, I'm not supporting Once's weak attempt to disown his moronic prediction.

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

very nice photo!

David Begley said...

Mike:

Understood. Even MSM said today's report was Trump's.

I am loving every minute of the Trump presidency and I never thought that would be the case. Watching him out fox the MSM is the best part.

WillySunday said...
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exiledonmainstreet said...

Here's a sad tale with a happy ending:

"BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington.

State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew.

When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was upset with police and that officers are being murdered because they tend to abuse people’s rights — noting she was angry that Donald Trump is president.

Pierce was arrested on charges of second-degree attempted assault with a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and failure to drive in the proper lane in a construction zone.

She was held overnight on $5,000 surety bond for arraignment in Bristol Superior Court."

She sounds no crazier than our leftist trolls. The Subaru is a nice touch - if I could bet on this site I would wager that she has "Coexist" and "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History" stickers on the bumper.

paminwi said...

Judge Posner educating the public- page 2 paragraph 2: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2017/D02-03/C:16-1589:J:Posner:aut:T:fnOp:N:1906655:S:0

Saw this on Twitter today.

WillySunday said...

Will Trump order this judge's order to be ignored? Will he risk being an n contempt of court?

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/federal-judge-in-seattle-halts-trumps-immigration-order/

"A federal judge in Seattle has ordered a halt to enforcement of President Trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor Friday of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued to invalidate key provisions of Trump’s executive order. That order indefinitely blocks entry to the United States for Syrian refugees and temporarily suspends entry to citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

The temporary restraining order is granted on a nationwide basis, Robart said."

Jon Ericson said...

WillySunday: the least stupid of the three sisters #11, #51 and #55.
Kiss my Willie.

WillySunday said...

"In contempt of court". Will the Court order Federal marshal's in to enforce the Federal court's order? Is there a Constitutional crisis afoot?

David Begley said...

WillySunday

Trial judge will be overruled by the Circuit or Supreme Court.

Jack Wayne said...

JournoList is still alive. I noticed a concerted effort last night and today to brand Milo as a white supremacist.

Hagar said...

But is there not also an opposite court order?
Dueling Federal judges? How many will chime in?

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Laslo Spatula said...

My no-budget Indie Film went up on the Marquee today at a Real Theater here in Seattle, with a Real Marquee.

Was talking with an older guy at the bar next door about independent film: the difference between Miramax giving someone 300 grand to make an 'Indie Film'' versus the independent no-budget films of, say, the Seventies.

He brought up John Waters. Exactly. THAT kind of Independent. Making a movie because you want to make a movie, screw everything else.

1970's John Waters homage to "My Dinner With Andre": I'm sticking with that.

I am Laslo.

Jon Ericson said...

Congrats. When and where can we stream or download it?

David Begley said...
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Fabi said...

Constitutional crisis -- drink!

exiledonmainstreet said...

"JournoList is still alive. I noticed a concerted effort last night and today to brand Milo as a white supremacist."

I have asked left wing trolls to provide me with a link to a Breitbart story extolling white supremacy. Andrew Breitbart was Jewish, Milo is half Jewish and the site is decidedly pro-Israel, but it's a white supremacist site, because, well, just because.

Of course, the link is never provided, because there is no such story.

Laslo Spatula said...

Jon Ericson said...
"Congrats. When and where can we stream or download it?"

Trying to get it into a film festival or two first, then some kind of distribution.

I will let the Althouse World know when that happens...

Uncle Bennie Is Coming Home From Prison Trailer

Uncle Bennie Is Coming Home From Prison Teaser

I am Laslo.

Fabi said...

Don't interrupt the narrative, exiledonmainstreet!

mockturtle said...

Wow, Laslo! A film! I shudder to think....

WillySunday said...

At least one Contempt of Court citation has already been filed against Trump. More coming.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article130474499.html

At least one contempt of court citation has been filed against President Donald Trump and another is likely to be submitted on Friday, charging that the administration has defied court orders by denying entry to the United States by an untold number of immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The Commonwealth of Virginia filed its contempt motion late Wednesday night in Alexandria federal court. Meanwhile, an attorney who is trying to assist more than 200 Yemenis in gaining entry into this country said Thursday that her office will file a contempt motion of its own on Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

“The Trump administration is acting as if he is running a dictatorship,” attorney Julie Ann Goldberg said in a telephone interview from Djibouti, where her clients are being held in transit. “It’s as if he has forgotten there are three branches of government in this country and has totally disregarded any judicial order. He is ignoring them across the country.”

Lem said...

Does Ruth Bader eat kale?

Libs are worried 😩 she's not going to outlast the big guy.

Will Cate said...

re: Uncle Bennie Is Coming Home From Prison

Excellent!

Jon Ericson said...

Can we see a picture of the marquee!
I'm excited.

Jon Ericson said...

Are you acting in any of the trailers?

YoungHegelian said...

@WillySunday,

At least one contempt of court citation has been filed against President Donald Trump and another is likely to be submitted on Friday, charging that the administration has defied court orders by denying entry to the United States by an untold number of immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Oh, right. This is going to end well for the courts involved. Just what the country needs -- to have the courts dragged down into the muck as just being political hacks.

Unless there is specific statutory law that can be cited that Trump is violating, this is overreach by the judicial branch into the powers of the executive branch. When you're ass ain't on American soil, it's up to the executive Branch what to do with you. And in matters that the executive Branch considers to be pertaining to national security, that latitude is great indeed.

Just wait. This stuff will all get dismissed.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Can we see a picture of the marquee! I'm excited."

I didn't have my camera -- I didn't think it would be up until Monday. I'll post it on my blog and link it in the next day or two in a Cafe.

"Are you acting in any of the trailers?"

Strictly behind camera. Someone had to hold it.

I am Laslo.

Jon Ericson said...

Is that an original score?

Laslo Spatula said...

Jon Ericson said...
"Is that an original score?"

Yep! One-finger keyboard seemed to fit the vibe...

I am Laslo.

cf said...

Congratulations, Lazlo! Excellent Victory to you.

AReasonableMan said...

A failed military mission in the desert, a downed helicopter and dismal approval ratings. Trump or Carter?

WillySunday said...

" Just what the country needs -- to have the courts dragged down into the muck as just being political hacks."

The federal judge in Washington state who ordered the restraining order today is a GW Bush appointee.

YoungHegelian said...

@WillySunday,

The federal judge in Washington state who ordered the restraining order today is a GW Bush appointee.

So, Republican appointees don't do judicial overreach? What law of physics does it violate if one does?

Really, WS, do you really think you're going to say "It's a Bush appointee" here Chez Althouse, & we're going to go "Well, allrightey, then".

If you want to comment here, well, whatever. But at least do the rest of us the courtesy of actually paying attention to what we say.

WillySunday said...

LOL, I love how the righties disavow GW Bush nowadays.

Original Mike said...

Sad day for Wisconsin hockey with the death of emeritus coach Jeff Sauer. RIP Coach.

David Begley said...

Did PBR pay for product placement?

AReasonableMan said...

WillySunday said...
I love how the righties disavow GW Bush nowadays.


It took a lot of therapy to get there.

mockturtle said...

Laslio, did you design your own set[s]?

Laslo Spatula said...

David Begley said...
"Did PBR pay for product placement?"

I wish. Would've cut the budget considerably.

"Laslio, did you design your own set[s]?"

Was lucky enough to use my favorite drinking establishment as the main set. With the bar tabs it was probably the most money they ever made while not actually being open.

I am Laslo.

harryo said...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The U.S. Navy has officially decommissioned the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier: USS Enterprise. Reactor disposal will take six to eight years.

It's interesting how they remove the nuclear reactors. They are all taken to Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Here's a picture of the submarine reactors before they were concreted in place.

I guess they take all the fuel rods and re-use the good ones. The rest become more nuclear waste and go into canisters until humans are extinct.

madAsHell said...

Laslo, I am still committed to picking up a ticket at Earl's, and going to the theater next door.

YoungHegelian said...

@Willy, ARM,

Who's disavowing Bush? His administration picked a judge. They didn't deprive the judge of free will last I looked. The judge made a decision I consider questionable. This has nothing to do with Bush.

I'm sorry. Your point in no way follows.

Is the "asshole" bit set to "1"B for you two today?

Bad Lieutenant said...

AReasonableMan said...
A failed military mission in the desert, a downed helicopter and dismal approval ratings. Trump or Carter?
2/3/17, 8:15 PM

A lie, a regrettable loss cynically exploited by a knave, a lie. ARM or ... no, gotta be ARM.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Willy, I call on you to disavow JFK. He appointed Byron White.

Quick, google that. I doubt you know who Byron White was.

Jon Ericson said...

#55 is so dreamy.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Lem said...
Does Ruth Bader eat kale?

Libs are worried 😩 she's not going to outlast the big guy."

There was a recent story about how certain common salad ingredients, including kale, might be contributing to depression. Kale contains copper and apparently it causes the sadz if eaten in large amounts.

There were certainly many forlorn faces in the produce department at Whole Foods on Nov. 9. Gee, could it have been the kale, I wonder?

I think they should send bushel baskets of the stuff to Ruth "Buzzy" Ginsberg.

Comanche Voter said...

Well first of all Bad Lieutenant, that's Whizzer White--college football star before he went to law school.

As for the sunset on our host's post; I don't know if that's Tucson or not, but there are a lot of spectacular sunsets on the Arizona desert. [i was born in Arizona, and saw many a sunset that was beyond belief). Deserts are peculiar places. They tend to cause people to ponder some deeply spiritual questions. It's not accident that three of the world's four great religions came out of the deserts in the Mid-East.

But tonight--looking at that sunset, I've decided simply to think about happier things for a while. I'll give politics a rest for a day or two.

mockturtle said...

Laslo explains: Was lucky enough to use my favorite drinking establishment as the main set. With the bar tabs it was probably the most money they ever made while not actually being open.

It doesn't look like a Seattle bar but I'll take your word for it.


AReasonableMan said...

You want to define this as a success?

I hope you denounced the cynical political exploitation of Carter's failed military mission or you would have just exposed yourself as a complete hypocrite.

Worst approval ratings of any newly elected president since they have been measured.

0 for 3 by my count. Try to put some effort into your trolling efforts in future.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Well first of all Bad Lieutenant, that's Whizzer White--college football star before he went to law school."

I'm not Bad Lieutenant.

Michael K said...

" Is there a Constitutional crisis afoot?"

In your head, Willy. In your head,

"But tonight--looking at that sunset, I've decided simply to think about happier things for a while. I'll give politics a rest for a day or two."

Me, too.

Plus, the dump has to be visited tomorrow. I told my wife, if she was good she would be invited,. Not every woman is invited to the dump.

Big Mike said...

@exiledonmainstreet, he was a very good collegiate and pro running back whose career was cut short by World War II. Any idea what he did when he got back in civilian life?

Michael K said...

""Well first of all Bad Lieutenant, that's Whizzer White--college football star before he went to law school."

I remember Whizzer White when he played for the Bears. He may have been going to law school at the time.

Halas was good about that. He let Bill McColl play while he was in medical school.

One of my medical school classmates spent some time with him in his mission in Korea.

Halas had done the same for several other Bear players who aspired to be doctors or dentists. Among them was guard Dan Fortmann, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who served for many years as team physician of the Rams.

So when the NFL draft approached in 1952, only Halas and the Bears saw fit to use a high choice on McColl. They waited at that, selecting in the third round a player who under normal circumstances would have been a first-rounder. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, McColl was a natural for the newly evolving position of tight end.


I knew Dan Fortmann when I was in practice.

YoungHegelian said...

@ARM,

You want to define this as a success?

Wait! Trumps been in office two weeks. You think that the operational planning & greenlighting of a mission like this happens in two weeks? ARM, get serious, buddy!

This was planned & greenlighted under the Obama administration & Trump just didn't stop it. This has nothing to do with his people or his chain of command. It was just a ball that was rolling in the military that for whatever reason no one reached out & stopped.

It's fundamentally unserious to describe this as in any way as being a product of the Trump administration.

AReasonableMan said...

At what point then does Trump take full responsibility for the security of the country?

Jon Ericson said...

April 17, 2017.

Lewis Wetzel said...

AReasonableMan said...
At what point then does Trump take full responsibility for the security of the country?

When you lose arguing the specifics, change the subject and move to the general.

AReasonableMan said...

I asked a specific question. The poster wanted to argue that Trump wasn't responsible despite having green-lighted the raid. If he is not responsible now, when is he responsible. Give a date.

sane_voter said...

This Yemen strike issue clearly shows the rot that was present in the Obama administration. Too bad that Trump can't trust anything with the taint of Obama during the transition. Also a further reason for Trump to quickly finish getting his team fully in place by totally sweeping away the Dem obstruction to his nominees.

sane_voter said...

However long Obama used Bush to blame his bad decisions is how long Trump can blame Obama. I think that is about 7.5 years.

Jon Ericson said...

Get over it.

YoungHegelian said...

@ARM,

The poster wanted to argue that Trump wasn't responsible despite having green-lighted the raid. If he is not responsible now, when is he responsible. Give a date.

In terms of "kinetic" operations, 6 months in.

Seriously, do you have any idea what these guys go through to get something like this approved? Then planned, & then provisioned?

Now, policy's a different story. But, operations...

Mike said...

sane_voter said...
However long Obama used Bush to blame his bad decisions is how long Trump can blame Obama. I think that is about 7.5 years.


Yeah that seems about right. Credit for all good things goes to Trump and he has at least another seven years to blame Obama for everything bad. Democrats want everything the same right? Payback and all that?

Live by the whine die by the whine.

Mike said...

The operation was planned long in advance and was waiting for the new moon phase to strike. The weren't waiting for Trump to OK it. Wonder which Obama holdover tipped off the AQ about the timing.

Tari said...

"Not every woman is invited to the dump."

Michael K, you bring back very good memories! When I was a little girl, I could occasionally wheedle a Saturday trip to the dump out of my dad. When we got to the back road he would let me steer the pickup. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world. Mom, of course, never got to come with. That just wouldn't have been right.

Also, brings to mind The Pickup Truck Song, by Jerry Jeff Walker. https://youtu.be/RWK8GgWD4uA.

Kathryn51 said...

OMG - Laslo lives in Seattle? In SEATTLE? I don't believe it.

Jay Elink said...

WillySunday said...
LOL, I love how the righties disavow GW Bush nowadays.

***********

Wha...? They disagree with the ruling of a Bush appointee, THEREFORE they disavow Bush?

YOU get the Fake Gold Medal in Logical Conclusion Jumping!

Jay Elink said...

Mike said...
sane_voter said...
However long Obama used Bush to blame his bad decisions is how long Trump can blame Obama. I think that is about 7.5 years.

Yeah that seems about right. Credit for all good things goes to Trump and he has at least another seven years to blame Obama for everything bad. Democrats want everything the same right? Payback and all that?

Live by the whine die by the whine.

*********

Yeah, that's it.

PAST Obama slams on Bush are THE SAME as PREDICTIONS and have the same evidentiary value that Trump will do the same thing.

Sure.

The Cracker Emcee said...

"At what point then does Trump take full responsibility for the security of the country?"

A brand new President can only do so much about bathroom falls and climate change.

Bad Lieutenant said...

1. Despite the fact that apparently the mission was betrayed, as evidenced by the volume and nature of the enemy presence, they reportedly killed all opposition and took whatever there was to take. Whether they got the Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe or not does not mean the mission failed.

2. Still trying to figure out how anyone else's behavior justifies yours. As a first approximation I'm going to diagnose this as a childish evasion. I'll skip the part where you seem happy about it.

Why are you even harping about the loss of the aircraft? I really don't get it. You're trying to draw some kind of an analogy to Operation Eagle Claw? It just doesn't make any sense. It's a stupid observation. At best.

A helicopter was also lost in the raid on Osama bin Laden. Does that make it a failure? Is that the salient point about Neptune Spear that you remember? I mean, you're just flailing wildly.

3. You're not offering specifics I notice. In any case the point is trivial. If he changed water into wine you would accuse him of promoting alcoholism.

Bad Lieutenant said...

By the way, you set your sights just a little too high. Why don't you try blaming this on Mattis or Flynn? Then you can attack Trump for choosing bad people.

The answer is the same, that the operation was in the military system and inherited from the Obama people. If Hillary has been elected then whatever dirtbags she picked would have signed off on it just the same and probably have the same results, with the possible exception that Obama's people probably wouldn't have told AQAP that they were coming.

Mike said...

The irony being that Trump isn't blaming Obama at all. Unlike whiny Barry in so many ways.

Kyzernick said...

My contribution: As I sit in my office after a lovely Italian dinner with my wife (Traverso's, near the Naperville/Bolingbrook border), lit joint in hand and 18 internet tabs containing news stories waiting to be read and filed away, I am grateful for the knowledge I've gained over the years lurking and occasionally posting here. Hope everyone has a good weekend. G'night.

Saint Croix said...

In 2006 both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted for The Secure Fence Act of 2006.

This federal statute, signed into law by President Bush, explicitly calls for over 700 miles of fencing to be build along the U.S.-Mexican border. Basically one-third of the border is to be walled off.

Trump's executive order to wall off the entire border is based on this statute, supported by both Clinton and Obama.

Here's Jorge Ramos, who is a great journalist, in my limited opinion, for pushing Hillary on this issue.

Saint Croix said...

Kind of bizarre that I found this out after the election!

Saint Croix said...

It will be interesting to see Democrats attack executive orders that go beyond the text of the federal statute. I'm not even sure Trump is going beyond the federal statute.

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take all actions the Secretary determines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States

I refused to take administrative law while I was in law school, because I think administrative law is unconstitutional. I'm a non-delegation guy! Only Congress can pass laws!

My take on this is that the executive branch--the enforcer-- can do whatever he deems necessary to protect the border. He could, for instance, send the army and marines and navy to enforce the border. And you can't sue and stop it.

On the other hand, any "regulations" that unelected bureaucrats try to pretend are laws that the rest of us have to obey are not, in fact, laws at all. It's not a crime to disobey an order by Homeland Security, because Homeland Security is not a law-making branch of the government.





Seeing Red said...

hee he he Dow closed above 20k.

Idiot.

Sucker bet.

What a maroon.

Seeing Red said...

trump is trying, arm, it's just that people want to stop him.

hombre said...

"U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor Friday of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued to invalidate key provisions of Trump’s executive order."

Bob "Big Balls" Ferguson assumes personal responsibility for the Middle Eastern "refugee" who shoots up a Seattle nightclub after Trump orders a major allocation of "refugees" to Wash State. Trump keeps a campaign promise while Dems like Ferguson shoot themselves in the foot sponsoring potential terrorists.

Clever Dems.

hombre said...

Meanwhile, thousands of Democrat women are in the streets of D.C. protesting Trump because they say he's a pussy grabber.

The next week they are in airports and different streets protesting because Trump has ordered the delay of the immigration of thousands of Middle Eastern pussy grabbers.

Reminds me of the nitwit in grade school who walked around all day wearing a "kick me" sign somebody had stuck to his back except these women wear it in front and put it there themselves. Clever Dems.

Except for the part about arrogant judicial oligarchs letting thousands of potential terrorists immigrate, this is pretty fun.

hombre said...

ARM: "At what point then does Trump take full responsibility for the security of the country?"

You don't get it do you? Trump keeps his campaign promise to protect the country by issuing an order to keep the potential terrorists out. The Democrats go before their toady judges demanding, "Let 'em in. Let 'em in." Trump can't lose.

Allowing the Dems to self destruct will go a long way toward security of the nation.

rehajm said...

Why are lefties so afraid of investigating voter fraud? Lefties love voter audits! These guys will soon have some free time.

CWJ said...

ARM - My understanding is that operation was planned and approved before Trump took office. Unlike Carter, Trump (and I suspect Obama) had no involvement in planning. This one's on the shoulders of the "professionals." I believe the execution date was determined to coincide with the next new moon. So until we put inaugurations on a lunar cycle ... well. But you've got a lot invested in pinning this on Trump so have at it.

Lewis Wetzel said...

An article at Slashdot says that the "immediate and irreparable injury" cited by Judge Robart in his decision blocking Trump's visa EO is the loss of H1-B workers to Microsoft and other tech companies in Washington.
https://politics.slashdot.org/story/17/02/04/0828247/microsofts-h-1b-workers-cited-in-motion-that-successfully-blocked-trumps-travel-ban
The 'antifa' antifascist rioters and other protesters are being used as muscle by international corporations. Way to go, Lefties! Why not just sew a swastika on your shirt sleeve so we can all see whose side you are on?

Yellow Kitty said...

Speaking of things where females aren't allowed, as in visits to the dump, where is a female version of The Wild Adventure in Montana? Fly fishing. Gourmet meals. Front porch view of mountains. Fine wine. Solitude.

And then there's this: The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why.

tim in vermont said...

ARM has a point. I always wondered at what point Obama and Hillary were going to to take responsibility for the stupid decisions in Libya and Syria that created millions of refugees too. ARM never seemed bothered, but some event must have awoken him.

Michael K said...

"Not every woman is invited to the dump."

Michael K, you bring back very good memories! When I was a little girl, I could occasionally wheedle a Saturday trip to the dump out of my dad.


My wife used to go to the dump with her dad, also. That's why I allow her to go this time.

Humperdink said...

I have been on Facebook for a few years now. I reluctantly accepted a friend request from my youngest daughter, the rebel. I have shied away from accepting because I am a hard core Christian conservative and she is not. Or at least I thought so. We never discuss politics at family gatherings, so I never knew exactly where she stood.

The day after the woman's march, she questioned on FB the purpose of the protest ending with: "probably just a protest about old fashioned baby killin'". Whoa!

My daughter is an ultrasound technician.

Lewis Wetzel said...

When they were courting, my wife's parents would go to the dump and shoot rats with a .22. That was in New Jersey. We still have the rifle :)

Humperdink said...

The local dump, now closed, was the hot spot during bear season,.

Rick said...

“This bias can no longer be chalked up as simply a function of too many lefty reporters and editors in the newsroom,” Kuntz added. “The Times has geared it survival strategy to preaching to the liberal converted. Although no one in authority at The Times says so explicitly in public, you can read between the lines of such statements as the October 2015 announcement by CEO Mark Thompson. He said that The Times plans to ‘double the number of [its] most loyal readers,’ and ‘double its digital revenue,’ by 2020, by catering to those who most reliably part with money for Times content.”

I came across this in a KC Johnson article and thought it supports your commentary on the NYT. Maybe you've seen it before but I had not. Kuntz was a long time editor who quit because their propaganda conflicted with his professionalism.

Tari said...

Michael K, you're a good man,

Humperdink, locals used to go watch the bears at the dump when I was a kid, but I was never allowed to go. My mother was the First Helicopter Parent.

Trumpit said...

Trump apparently plans to eviscerate Dodd-Frank, as if he knows what the hell he is doing. I decided to look up Christopher Dodd on Wikipedia and I was shocked to read:

[Personal life

In 1970, Dodd married Susan Mooney; they divorced in 1982.[83][84] Afterwards, he dated at different times Bianca Jagger and Carrie Fisher, among others.[85]

Dodd was a notorious alcoholic and serial philanderer, joining fellow New England Irish Catholic Senator Edward Kennedy in well-publicized debauchery and lechery.]

Notorious alcoholic? Serial philanderer? Joining Edward Kennedy in debauchery and lechery?

I no longer trust Wikipedia because it is obviously subject to being hacked by Rethuglican liars and fascists. I can think of no other explanation to such defamatory accusations in an alleged reputable online encyclopedia.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Oh Trumpie, you're good. You ARE good.