March 16, 2017

At the Sunset Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

That's the sunset from March 4th, in Death Valley.

30 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Wow! Is that really what you saw? What a beautiful place.

Ken B said...

Can we avoid talk so scrotum-nailing? Althouse has thread for that.

Ann Althouse said...

That's really how it looked on the first night we were there. Photographed through the window of the hotel lobby.

Laslo Spatula said...

Excerpt from "Black Blood, Black Seed"

"Benjamin, why do all you colored folk want to rape white women?

“Miss Christina, you is WRONG in saying that. Anytime a White Woman has relations with a Black Man she sure enough gonna cry herself 'Rape' and then out come the rope: my Daddy taught me that."

"Not all White Women are like that, Benjamin."

"Jus' the White Women who have sex with the Black Man, Miss Christina. You know, they hung my Daddy for having sex with a White Woman."

"That's awful..."

"What's awful is they's still sellin' a picture of him hanging as postcards at Miller's Grocery, up there at the counter by the Chewing Gum."

"That postcard is YOUR Daddy? I just figured it was some no-account Negro..."

"I get it, Miss Christina: all us Black Men look the same..."

"Well, Benjamin, the Truth is you Black Men kinda do. Makes it hard for a White Woman to tell the difference between the rapists and the other black folk."

"Miss Christina, I know you know better..."

"You know, when we were having relations I never cried 'Rape', Benjamin..."

"That's what makes you special, Miss Christina. You never cried 'Rape', and you is the only White Woman who could ever get her whole mouth 'round my manhood."

"Oh, I don't like to think of you with other White Women, Benjamin: it saddens me."

"I don'ts want to make you sad, Miss Christina. It's just you White Girls really want the Black Cock, that's all."

"I know, Benjamin, I know: it surely is a Trick of God to make us White Women lust after you Black Men so."

"Well Miss Christina, God had to be nice to us Black Men somehow."

"Your other White Women, Benjamin: were any as pretty as me?"

"No, Miss Christina, no! You is without a doubt the prettiest White Woman I EVER gave the Sweet Dirty Love."

"Thank you, Benjamin. I sincerely treasure that statement."

"Sure, Miss Christina. Of course, you is also the only White Woman who wouldn't let me put it in her ass, so I hope that makes you feel better, too..."

I am Laslo.

Etienne said...

I thought this painting of Kellyanne was pretty good:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRHqGwBg7qR/

Leigh said...

(Third attempt. I pretend people read my comments. Ahem.)

On Obama's luxury Hawaiian trip, I clicked on the pictures for the villas. The bathroom sinks are most peculiar. Otherwise, it looks dreamy. http://thebrando.com/resort/accommodations/two-bedroom-villas/

@Laslo -- stop saying some women lie about rape. They get really, really mad when the notion is even suggested -- even if it's just raised in fiction ... because rape culture and stuff. And if these women victims (sorry, "survivors") are men who self-identify as women, your essay might be even more unacceptable, because a lot of women also get really mad when formerly-privileged men decide they are women and try to pick up the cross of oppression. These angry women say, "Stop appropriating the prejudices we fight! You know nothing of the burdens we carry. You're just a man with lipstick!" Then again, if the transgendered man-to-woman rape survivor is also black, it's possible ze might be welcomed into the womyn fold, unless ze wasn't raped by a man (is "womyn" still okay to say, or does it deny sisterhood?). But who can know these things, Laslo? It's all so confusing, and you can't be too careful. Someone kicked a conservative radio cis-man's dog yesterday. SNL copycat, I guess.

pacwest said...

Desert and ocean sunsets can be and often are gorgeous. I like the slow moving ones the best. Shifting lights in the heavens.

Leigh said...

@Laslo, see? This is what I'm talking about, bro. We just can't know. Be a woman or die trying, I suppose.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/03/14/female-drake-u-student-initiates-sex-wit

Snark said...

I'm tired of making BDSM jokes at work to explain why I have scratches on my face because the feathers in my pillows are poking out and gouging me in my sleep.

Snark said...

Huh, I was 11th commenter at 11:11 local time.

Unknown said...

Today you will eat or drink something green that is not normally green.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Hey Etienne, back when you were coupe, you came across as a little crazy, but as harryo you had leveled out, you were fine. Why did you change nicknames again?

Jon Ericson said...

Greetings, fun people!

Jon Ericson said...

Is this too late in the season?

https://youtu.be/dGR65RWwzg8

One of my favourite songs, eh?

damikesc said...

I have a question:

How can a judge churn out a 43 page decision in 2 hours?

Ann Althouse said...

"How can a judge churn out a 43 page decision in 2 hours?"

Question assumes something that I don't think is true. What's your starting point for the 2 hours?

Etienne said...
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Ann Althouse said...

"On Obama's luxury Hawaiian trip, I clicked on the pictures for the villas. The bathroom sinks are most peculiar. Otherwise, it looks dreamy."

The sinks are design malpractice. Someone must have thought it was clever to have the opening at the top of the sink be the circumference of the pedestal going all the way down instead of slanting in or becoming a narrow post or legs or sitting atop a counter. I'm imagining the designer thinking he'd come up with something new, but it's obviously an idea that everyone else could have thought of but would have to reject because people have FEET.

FleetUSA said...

Did you see the 20 mule train Borax people?

Ann Althouse said...

Maybe it was Brando's design. Maybe he liked to get his legs out around the sides of that pillar for support and gratification.

Ann Althouse said...

"Did you see the 20 mule train Borax people?"

Only in photographs.

Laslo Spatula said...

The summer before fifth grade my Father took my mother, my sister and me on a trip of the western state parks.

The only time I remember him actually taking a vacation back then, now that I think about it.

We hit all the big ones: Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Bryce, Zion, Tetons, Yellowstone and others.

Althouse's photos have really been rekindling those memories in me.

Thank you, Althouse.

I am Laslo.

FleetUSA said...

That Drake story is very disturbing or at least should be for all Americans. The left talks about Nazis but should really be looking in the mirror with this type of system they have installed.

Etienne said...
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Hagar said...

AA bait: Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute.

Tank said...

damikesc said...

I have a question:

How can a judge churn out a 43 page decision in 2 hours?


Judges often lift major sections of the winning brief and insert them directly into their opinions. Similarly, lawyers lift major sections of prior opinions and insert them directly into their briefs (cue Laslo).

AReasonableMan said...

Tank said...
Judges often lift major sections of the winning brief and insert them directly into their opinions. Similarly, lawyers lift major sections of prior opinions and insert them directly into their briefs


Non-lawyer question: no one cares about plagiarism?

rhhardin said...

Borax is a flea-killer. There was a usenet suggestion, from a vet in Florida, to sprinkle a light snow of borax (the mineral not the soap Boraxo) on the carpets and scuff it in and it will kill fleas.

I did this once in the 80s and haven't had a flea since, without further treatment.

A panic arose on usenet though because borax has a safety sheet which suggests it does everything bad to your body, so there was a division of opinion. It may be from confusing borax with other boron compounds.

Anyway it's in the carpets and works fine on fleas.

Tank said...

@ARM

As to the decisions, they are supposed to be cited and quoted.

As to the briefs, everyone has a copy, so everyone knows where the language came from, even if it's not "cited," which it's almost always not. Usually you're happy to see your language in the decision, because that almost always means you are winning.

rhhardin said...

St. Urho's Day is celebrated on March 16th, the day prior to the better known feast of some minor saint from Ireland, who was alleged to have driven the snakes from that island.

The legend of St. Urho says he chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" (roughly translated: "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!"). His feast is celebrated by wearing the colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. St. Urho is nearly always represented with grapes and grasshoppers as part of the picture.

Saint Urho has been recognized with proclamations in all 50 states. Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson issued a proclamation in his state, the unofficial home of Saint Urho, in 1975.