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Hey, you guys wanna see a blast from the past?My first communion class photo, 1964, Decatur, AL. St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church.Things to notice -- altar in pre-Vatican II configuration. How many of us little mackerel snappers there were (53?). Baby boom indeed! The black kids, no small thing in 1964, but black Catholics got their kids baptized, first communion-ed, & confirmed, too!
I'm thinking that's Meade trying to find the hotel reservation confirmation on his phone!!Good luck!!
It's about the tree. Within walking distance of home. An important tree.
I was thinking this afternoon about the teflon wrapped around Trump. What I realized is that it isn't just that I don't really care when idiots like chuck (what's that "h" doing in there, anyway?) say about how he's a vaxxer or his dog crapped on their lawns. The truth is, the PC lies the Left Fascist Media aim at Trump are the weaponized hate spears they originally developed to throw at people like me. And they would be very effective on me. They plan to destroy anyone who opposes them, by calling us racists and sexists and homophobic and Islamophobic and all the other garbage they are pounding into young people's heads. And it is working. People are being destroyed. And more importantly, people are being intimidated. I know I am. But not Trump. Trump is somehow in a space where they can't hurt him.So when I hear the things the filthy bastards say, I don't just think, "That's a lie". I think, mark down the little monkey who threw that spear. He's one of them. You won't be safe while that little piece of shit is above ground." They aren't wrong, they're The Enemy. They don't need to "go back to doing their job correctly". They need to be broken and tossed aside like the dangerous damaged goods they are. You can't fix bad meat. It stinks because it's poisonous.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/fbi-refused-white-house-request-to-knock-down-recent-trump-russia-stories/"Washington (CNN)The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said. The reports of the contacts were first published by The New York Times and CNN on February 14.The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts. Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations.Comey rejected the request for the FBI to comment on the stories, according to sources, because the alleged communications between Trump associates and Russians known to US intelligence are the subject of an ongoing investigation."
Althouse is my favorite blog, largely because of the commenters. So I would be interested in learning what other blogs Althouse readers would recommend.
"A Kansas man allegedly shot two Indian-American men and a bystander after yelling anti-immigrant slurs Wednesday night.Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire on the two Indian-American engineers in an Olathe, Kansas, bar, in an incident Kansas police say was premeditated. Purinton then left the bar and traveled to a nearby Applebee’s in Clinton, Missouri, where he allegedly remarked that he had shot two Middle Eastern men, and that he needed a place to hide.Purinton confronted the men while drinking at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. “Get out of my country,” Purinton allegedly told the two Indian-American men, according to at least one witness. Others told the Kansas City Star that he had been making racial slurs before he allegedly shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured Alok Madasani, who worked with Kuchibhotla at Garmin International. A bystander, Ian Grillot, attempted to intervene, and was shot non-fatally in the hand and shoulder."http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/23/alleged-shooter-to-indian-american-victims-get-out-of-my-country.htmlPlease donate to their goFundme pages if you can:https://www.gofundme.com/srinus-familyrecovery-supportand,https://www.gofundme.com/a645d-ians-road-to-recovery
YH, I'm guessing there's a funny story about the kid front row, fifth from the left.
Here are a few blogs that I enjoy and recommend -- Instapundit, Powerline, and Legal Insurrection. Check them out.
Decatur in 1964. Did you know the Howells or the Moores?
So, which one is you, YH?
I used to go to Olathe quite a bit, decades ago. Quite a coincidence. The AlliedSignal plant. Manufacturing quality control consulting. Poor Indians.
Is Meade is on DED patrol? That's important work. Grow Great American Elms Again!
The local news here in So Cal did a story the other day about the cost of providing security for the president. Is that a new thing, providing security for the president?
@Fabi,Yes, my parents knew them. Me, not so well. It's not like we were family friends or anything.@mockturtle,See the teacher on the right in the back? There's a black kid near her. I'm between that black kid & the girl in back. I have no memory of who those kids (boy & girl) were.@EDH,Everyone remarks on him, but I'm not sure who he was. Before you think I'm a candidate for early Althzheimer's, bear in mind that for my grade 1 & 2, there were a bunch of kids bused in from Huntsville (25 miles one way) because it didn't have a Catholic school as yet. 3rd grade, they opened a Catholic school in Huntsville & --- poof!--- all those kids were gone. The kids who stayed with me from grades 1 - 8, I remember very well indeed, & I can pick them all out. I still see some of them periodically, but we're now scattered all over the country.
@Fabi,The Moore's had a store on Bank Street, right?
YoungHegelian -- Howell was a doctor and Moores an attorney. I knew a few of their children at Vanderbilt. Small world.
Some of the girls looked really pious and devout. They weren't faking it either......I don't have any religious beliefs anymore, but I was raised as a Catholic and I'm glad I was. I know what a state of grace feels like. A lot of people don't. The world makes a lot more sense to a ten year old who believes in God and angels and heaven.
@William,The world makes a lot more sense to a ten year old who believes in God and angels and heaven.Well, I was not that pious lad, at least by age ten. I was basically an agnostic by then. I was a good boy, but my questions often troubled the nuns & lay teachers (I still got "A"s in "Religion Class". I did not embrace my Catholic heritage until late freshman year of college, and by then you just "come back" because you've had all the childhood sacraments.
"Ghost of a Dog Shitting on a Hotel Lawn"
@heyboom, did they compare and contrast with the cost to provide security for a president who vacations at different locations each time he went on one of his frequent trips, vice a president who goes to one or two places where security can be established once and merely updated for each trip?
@Jupiter, I think you mean "Chuck" with a capital 'C'. Lower case "chuck" is s'more reasonable fellow.Capitalized "Chuck" is a moby. There are two "tells." The first is that he writes the way he thinks a lifelong Republican would write, but to a genuine lifelong Republican there's something a little off. Sort of like someone who claims to be a country & western fan, and who can recite all of Johnny Cash's hits, but he doesn't know Merle Haggard sang "Okie from Muskogee."The second tell is that he responds quickly to the latest kerfluffle with dozens of obscure factoids that he tries to knit into some sort of "principled" whole. I'm a retired IT expert and I don't have time to do all that research. But it makes sense if he's connected to some organization that pays people to do "oppo" research on Trump and his appointees. Just sayin'
Left Bank of the Charles said..."Is Meade is on DED patrol?"Ha ha. Sort of. I've been casually searching the UW campus for that particular tree for going on 8 years now. Here's the Wikipedia entry that has a photo of that specimen. Andhere's the 'New Horizon' I planted in the fall of 2009.
Nyamujal: "Adam Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire on the two Indian-American engineers......where he allegedly remarked that he had shot two Middle Eastern men...Reminds me of the nut who murdered a Sikh man (Balbir Singh Sodhi) after 9/11, because he thought the victim was Muslim.
Reminds me of the nut who murdered a Sikh man (Balbir Singh Sodhi) after 9/11, because he thought the victim was Muslim.Or the guy who shot up the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I look "muslim" and have been on the receiving end of some racial abuse over the years (A lot of which I chose to forget). I remember being called a "sand nigger" once while in grad school, and had a guy yell at me and accuse me of carrying a pressure cooker bomb in my backpack after the marathon bombings...
Nyamujal: I look "muslim" and have been on the receiving end of some racial abuse over the years (A lot of which I chose to forget). I remember being called a "sand nigger" once while in grad school, and had a guy yell at me and accuse me of carrying a pressure cooker bomb in my backpack after the marathon bombings...I've been on the receiving end of racial abuse over the years and not even a nutjob would mistake me for a Muslim.
Nyamujal said.Indian, are you?Well I wouldn't want you getting shot for being Indian, but I don't like your politics, so if someone shoots you, I hope it's for the right reasons.Can you explain these horrid ultraviolent gang rapes that seem to happen in India all the time? What is that about? Caste? Small penises?
@Bad Lieutenant"Well I wouldn't want you getting shot for being Indian, but I don't like your politics, so if someone shoots you, I hope it's for the right reasons."You sound like a perfectly reasonable internet person. I hope you're just as charming IRL."Can you explain these horrid ultraviolent gang rapes that seem to happen in India all the time? What is that about? Caste? Small penises?"You seem like a really smart, well informed bloke. I think you can explain it better than I can.
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