May 24, 2017

At the Allium Café...

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63 comments:

pacwest said...

There is a very interesting opinion piece on Jerry Pournelle's blog at Chaos about Comey and the Clinton machine. Well worth a read. Apologies, I don't do links.

Laslo Spatula said...

A touching story of a man fondly reminiscing with his Grandfather...

Laslo Films presents "Family Secrets!"

The Horror of War.

A Lawn is Watered.

Keep a tissue handy.

I am Laslo.

MaxedOutMama said...

There is a rather good article about the Manchester bombing at Bloomberg:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/manchester-bomber-s-father-says-son-made-regular-visits-to-libya

Dad is in total denial, or perhaps a jihadi himself. The other son was arrested yesterday - he's probably the one who posted the pre-warning of the attack.

Wilbur said...

I do enjoy the flower pics. Beautiful.

MadisonMan said...

Lee DeWyze played at a Coffeeshop on Monroe St earlier this week.

It's a living, maybe - but a far cry from AI.

Big Mike said...

For those of us who believed that forcing moderate Muslims to have some skin in the game, the latest fallout from the Manchester bombing is sobering. Apparently the authorities were warned by localislims to keep an eye on young Mr. Abedi, but did nothing. Shades of the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Tsarnaev brothers!

So the next step has to be security officials losing their jobs and being barred from ever working for the government ever again in any capacity. Sooner or later someone will care enough about terrorism to do something.

Big Mike said...

Local Muslims -- damn autocorrect! Some day I'll get good at proofreading my one writing.

Ken B said...

Spem.

Grant said...

Ken for the win, and Tallis too!

Humperdink said...

@Big Mike. It is interesting you bring up the Tsarnaev brothers, the case in which the Russkies shared intelligence with the US. Trump was accused of doing the reverse a couple of weeks and the media wanted to string him up. Hmm.

Bob said...

This seems very Althouse-bloggable: The Harvard Review literary magazine commissioned 200 poets to write little haiku love poems (basically) to outgoing president Barack Obama. A sample:

Healing in winter
Lava-flower tea—its wood
Endures like laurel.

Island-born, cool lava-bloom.
You. Presiding, laurel-crowned.

Is this creepy? Appropriate for a democratic republic? A sign of genius? Will there be a special Trump haiku edition in 8 years?

(Found via a comment in Instapundit.)



Bob said...

^ Oops, forgot the link:

http://www.harvardreview.org/?q=features/poetry/renga-obama

Grant said...

In the list of poets at the link above there are a few whom, heretofore, I thought reasonably well of, including a former teacher of mine. It's a little disappointing to see them now as suckups.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ Bob. I think poetry is pointless and stupid. Just my opinion. Feel free to like poetry and brussels sprouts too if that horrible little cabbage appeals to you.

These poems/haikus to Obama are especially stupid.

SayAahh said...

Attention Althouse. Over at Power Line, Scott Johnson has an excellent post today (Not Dark Yet) today on someone you adore...Dylan.
Scott is an astute music analyst.

Grant said...
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Michael K said...

"There is a very interesting opinion piece on Jerry Pournelle's blog "

I read it. This is going to b an interesting few months. I still wonder at the Seth Rich story.

I think the father has also been arrested in the Manchester case.

The other interesting bit about that is the mysterious woman with the backpack who left the concert just before the bomb went off.

A woman at the concert and her daughter saw the suspicious women. The daughter approached the police and was rebuffed when she told them her suspicions.

AJ Ford said...

Ann,
Currently, I send $5/month via PayPal - I know, I should pay more for your insights and links to things I would not have seen otherwise. To that end, if I were to spend $100 a month via Amazon, would you be making more from me?

Related question - if I use my Amazon App on my iPhone, how can I make sure it is working through your portal? When I click on a link via iPhone, I am redirected to my App.

Thanks,
Andy

Michael K said...

Feel free to like poetry and brussels sprouts too if that horrible little cabbage appeals to you.

The Brussels sprouts thing is genetic. My wife hates them. If you have the gene, they taste like soap or as bitter.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"The Brussels sprouts thing is genetic. My wife hates them. If you have the gene, they taste like soap or as bitter."

Same with cilantro. I feel for cilantro haters because it's hard to find a Mexican or Thai dish that doesn't have cilantro in it.

Brussels sprouts are great roasted with balsamic vinegar. Boiled until mushy, not so much.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Bob. Read some of that. Got an instant headache pang that disappeared as soon as I clicked away.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Brussels sprouts taste like acetone, fingernail polish remover.

No matter how many times I've tried them, no matter what fabulous perfect recipe....it is the same. The worst was when my mother tried to disguise the little b*stards in a brussels sprouts soup! Yuck yuck yuck!!!!

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann,Currently, I send $5/month via PayPal - I know, I should pay more for your insights and links to things I would not have seen otherwise."

Thanks!

"To that end, if I were to spend $100 a month via Amazon, would you be making more from me?"

Different percentages apply to different products, etc. But it can be more, because it can be 7%.

"Related question - if I use my Amazon App on my iPhone, how can I make sure it is working through your portal? When I click on a link via iPhone, I am redirected to my App."

I'm not sure, but I assume yes. You must complete the transaction before going anywhere else. Not sure exactly what that means in the app context, since the is nowhere else to go. Will try to answer that question.

roesch/voltaire said...

Thanks Bob for the link. Some bland but "razor nick quick as his smile," now thats wicked.

sparrow said...

The genes that govern bitter tastes are among the most variable person to person.

madAsHell said...

A woman at the concert and her daughter saw the suspicious women.

Interesting, "The Woman in Black" visits Manchester.

Nonapod said...

I don't mind brussel sprouts that are liberally brushed with olive oil, dusted with kosher salt and black pepper, then baked in an oven at 400 for 40 minutes. That's pretty much the only way I'll eat them.

exiledonmainstreet said...

DBQ, I feel the same way about calves' liver. My mother loved liver so we had it a lot. The dog always sat close to me on those nights.

Fernandinande said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...
@ Bob. I think poetry is pointless and stupid.


You are correct.

The 4th order Eddington monkey says:

Tree organs be shone
Healing words from all the stars
Now a plague of light.


Song sweet in Karl Marx
Green springing the gouged nation
Undresses Carol.

tcrosse said...

My Dad called Brussels Sprouts 'Boiled Farts'. I loved them anyway.

Virtually Unknown said...

Poetry can be good, but I don't think that I have ever read a good commissioned poem. Commissioned paintings can be great.

MaxedOutMama said...

Big Mike - I would caution against placing the blame on security personnel. They are probably unable to cover all the bases. I read in a German newspaper that the UK security people are hitting risks at the rate of about one a day. This suggests that they are maxed out. Also, the UK government response is to put about 3,000 troops out on the streets (shades of France!) thus freeing up police for anti-terrorism purposes rather than patrol purposes. This strongly suggests that the LEOs are simply under strength for the job.

In short, if you recall the aftermath of the Pulse massacre, an FBI employee was quoted as saying that they had thousands of individuals with profile (esp. the online profile) of the Pulse killer. So the investigations as a result of the reports turned up nothing unique, nor could they "follow" him, because of lack of manpower. There was nothing they could do, in effect. It is not illegal to push this stuff, to watch the terrorist preachers, to link them, to praise them, or even to walk around announcing that you will kill people when you are irritated. And there simply are not nearly enough LEOs around to follow such cases individually.

The bottom line is that it is a numbers game, and one which is not to the favor of LEOs involved.

The phrase "When you are in a hole, stop digging," comes to mind, but obviously many don't agree with that tactic.

Yancey Ward said...

Here is an investigation that is worth keeping your eyes on. I remember reading a couple of articles about this back in March where the Democrats in the House appeared to have a data breach from a family a group of them had employed as IT staff. At the time, I don't remember reading that they had been paid in total over 4 million dollars- a very, very handsome sum for House staff. In any case, it appears that Ms. Wasserman-Schultz was trying to bully a Capitol Police Chief into returning a laptop that had been seized as part of the investigation, and basically threatened him with budget cuts.

After reading some of the other details of this story since March, I think that the Congresswoman herself might be a target here, and that today's article and video shows her trying to tease out whether or not she is.

rhhardin said...

My dog won't eat anything that's been cooked with brussels sprouts.

exiledonmainstreet said...

My dog won't eat anything that's been cooked with brussels sprouts.

5/24/17, 3:31 PM

Mine won't either. He is, however, very fond of raw carrots. I stopped growing them after I caught him digging them up and eating them.

Mike Sylwester said...

Tonight a live performance of "Dirty Dancing" will be broadcast on ABC.

My blog about "Dirty Dancing" is at this website:

http://dirty-dancing-analysis.blogspot.com/

LilyBart said...

Hi Ann! - have you read about this -

A pair of white women shut down their pop-up burrito shop in Portland amid cries of cultural appropriation and accusations that they stole their recipes.

“Because of Portland’s underlying racism, the people who rightly own these traditions and cultures that exist are already treated poorly,” an article in the Portland Mercury reads. “These appropriating businesses are erasing and exploiting their already marginalized identities for the purpose of profit and praise.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/burrito-shop-closes-accusations-cultural-appropriation-article-1.3192942

Meade said...

a haiku:

Boiled winds of tiny cabbages
tcrosse held dear breathed deeply
Who let one — frowned Dad

Bob Ellison said...

My father wisely told me to eat Brussels sprouts, because for every one I ate, that was one fewer cabbage brought into the world.

LilyBart said...

Here is the Daily Mail story on the cultural crimes of Kooks Burritos.

White women's burrito shop is forced to close after being hounded with accusations it was 'culturally appropriating Mexican food and jobs'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4538398/Burrito-shop-shuts-accused-stealing-culture.html

Michael K said...

" That's pretty much the only way I'll eat them."

I love them but that recipe sounds good.

I think that the Congresswoman herself might be a target here, and that today's article and video shows her trying to tease out whether or not she is.

That is very suspicious. One of the target individuals has gone to Pakistan. I think quite a few Democrat Congress critters may be in the situation described in Vietnam. "If you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."

Michael K said...

"“Usually if someone does bad stuff, an office is going to distance themselves” rather than incur political fallout for a mere staffer, he added"

Yes, there are thousands of e-mails that are in the possession of this bunch.

Maybe financial records, too. Especially illegal ones.

Brookzene said...

"The Harvard Review literary magazine commissioned 200 poets to write little haiku love poems (basically) to outgoing president Barack Obama."

Heh. They're just messin' with you guys.

Fernandinande said...

LilyBart said...
Here is the Daily Mail story on the cultural crimes of Kooks Burritos.


Clearly it's a sin for white people to make or sell burritos, but is it a sin for white people to eat burritos?

A friend's Jewish mom pretended to be an Indio who got her recipes from her abuela when she wrote a Mexican cookbook.

"As soon as Willamette Week, who has a history of publishing racially insensitive food commentary, published this story, people of color were outraged."
...said the fat black woman.

Birches said...

From the bloomberg article MaxedOutMama linked to: “My son was supposed to be with us for Ramadan, but he told us he was going to do Umrah, via the U.K., and that’s why he left,” he said, using the term for a lesser pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

You think that is a euphemism? I'm going to do Umrah really means "get me my 72 virgins?" Just a thought.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Sustainability being less important, including the very existence of future, than not being me, One Of Those Guy's, who deliberately seeks to sow confusion using term-words and the occasional ' even if debatably warranted, or not versa-vice, guarantees extinction.

Extinction very efficiently cleaned up and brained.

Guildofcannonballs said...

In a very real sense, without my thoughts contained within it there matter-of-factly is no such concept as the, or even without the the, future.

CStanley said...

Isn't it obvious that Trump will get limericks instead of Haiku?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Ooh, I'm a kicker 'fore the kicks can,
Listening to Where Is The Postman,
Hearing fake shit so I slam man,
Crazy kicks only Rock fathoms.

Leigh said...

@LilyBart, you beat me to it with your link!

So here's my question: if white people are not allowed to open Mexican restaurants or cook Mexican food, are white people allowed to eat this ethnic food? What about Thai and Chinese restaurants? Italian restaurants? French restaurants? Taco Bell? How anti-assimilating, rejecting of other cultures and customs, and separatist must we be?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4538398/Burrito-shop-shuts-accused-stealing-culture.html

JaimeRoberto said...

"Isn't it obvious that Trump will get limericks instead of Haiku?"

There once was a man in Trump Tower,
who looked for women to deflower.
He had a little itch,
moved on her like a bitch,
but he didn't have it in his power.

Guildofcannonballs said...

https://youtu.be/oX8DUFfEpQY

You folks all done did start you up a CR500 using debt of, for, and by the people.

I can ride, y'all don't wanna know.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Linking to YouTube was self-refuting but, it's okay, I'm used to it.

Just my natural lot in life, given every veritable fact available.

Fernandinande said...

How to avoid restaurants owned by white people.

"Note: people still seem to think that a white woman created this list and continue to spread that misinformation. This list is the result of the combined effort of several people of color."

Oh, man, that's a relief!

+

"Then again, why would they want to copy bland organic crap- which is the only thing y'all are known for besides ripping off other's cultures." -- said yet another fat black woman.

Fernandinande said...

Guildofcannonballs said...
Linking to YouTube was self-refuting but, it's okay, I'm used to it.


"Liquid Thorazine Shortage?"

LilyBart said...

Leigh said...@LilyBart, you beat me to it with your link!

This story is a scream!


So here's my question: if white people are not allowed to open Mexican restaurants or cook Mexican food, are white people allowed to eat this ethnic food?

I think we (I'm speaking for whities here) should stick to mac-n-cheese, pancakes and potatoes. Anything "Irish". Maybe Chicken Fried Steak with white gravy.

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Deb said...

poetry is pointless and stupid

(for you, a little wisdom)


Jewish Haiku
One of my favorites:

Shatner and Nimoy
observing Shabbos -- "Scotty,
beam up a minyan."

Guildofcannonballs said...

This is a link to things you know nothing of that will outlast all your wants and actions.

You chose your path, not me.

David Baker said...

I watched the opening of Hannity last night. He looked like a kid just returning from the woodshed.

The last "man" standing is standing no more.

Jon Ericson said...

This day shall go down in infamy.

Rusty said...

It seems Iran is building a third underground ballistic missile factory. Just putting it out there because, as we all know, we have nothing to fear from Iran which is why we bribed them to behave.

Now for something completely different.For you gearheads.
I recently bought a low pricepoint(cheap) 3D printer for PLA and am surprised by the print quality and accuracy of the results.
It readily takes STL files and as we speak I'm making repair parts for our dryer.