May 11, 2017

Tulips.

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55 comments:

Original Mike said...

Looks like THE YATES WARNING!!! is to become a Democrat meme. Senator Wyden hyperventilating at a Senate hearing just now about THE YATES WARNING!!! of a GLOBAL THREAT!!! posed by Michael Flynn's BLACKMAILABILITY!!!

Darrell said...

What about Hillary Clinton's blackmailability? Or do you think that Vlad didn't fully document that sale of one-third of America's uranium reserves and donation to the Clinton Foundation?

Nonapod said...

The X-Men are taking on the Heritage Foundation.

Kevin said...

I don't know why Trump is still screwing around with this Russia investigation.

Flynn takes the fifth.

Trump announces there's "not a smidgeon of corruption".

Game, set, match.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Looks like THE YATES WARNING!!! is to become a Democrat meme.

Yeah, this why did he wait so long to fire Flynn, knowing he was blackmailable? thing is uber-stupid.

The instant that Flynn knew that Trump knew that Flynn had lied, his blackmailabilty evaporated. You can't blackmail someone by threatening to reveal something that has already been revealed.

Not that the threat of revealing the phone conversation was ever significant leverage.

Michael K said...

I expect Flynn to be indicted and go to trail and, like Billy Dale the last Hillary victim, to be acquitted in less than 2 hours.

Michael K said...

Go to trial. Not trail.

Mark O said...

Tulips. Yes. I'm Dutch.

dustbunny said...

Wow those are beautiful tulips! So nuanced!

Titus said...

enough with the tulips Helen.

Pianoman said...

Daily Caller reporting that the FBI wasn't asking for more money to investigate Trump/Russia ties.

Inga, paranoid leftists, hardest hit.

DanTheMan said...

Rep. Corrine Brown just found guilty on 18 of 22 counts. She set up a fake charity and used it to get rich.
She goes to the slammer. Hillary gets to run for president.

madAsHell said...

I had to look-up the name Billy Dale. They used the IRS, and DoJ to crucify that poor bastard.

madAsHell said...

Has anybody ever seen Corrine Brown, and Maxine Waters in the same place, and at the same time??

JohnAnnArbor said...

I just came across this piece of insane academia.

I don't think she's kidding. The squirrels have not been contacted yet for comment.

Static Ping said...

Do remember not to eat the tulips. They are toxic.

Virtually Unknown said...

The Office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina confirmed to Circa that Mrs. Clinton called her office in March 2011 to demand that Dr. Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner, be restored to his role as chairman of the country’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank. The bank’s nonprofit Grameen America, which Yunus chairs, has given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative. Grameen Research, which is chaired by Yunus, has donated between $25,000 and $50,000, according to the Clinton Foundation website.

LOL. Secretary of State using her power for personal gain.

Virtually Unknown said...

I am sure nothing of this was ever mentioned in the 30k deleted emails about recipes and yoga, and the joys of baking cookies, probably too.

Michael K said...

"I had to look-up the name Billy Dale. "

That was the first clue about who Hillary was. She wanted her cousin and crony, plus, of course the TV people running the travel office and handling the charters.

Little people didn't count.

She was never indicted because they concluded no DC jury would convict her.

Fernandinande said...

JohnAnnArbor said...
I just came across this piece of insane academia.
I don't think she's kidding. The squirrels have not been contacted yet for comment.


I saw that a few days ago on a biology blog - I think her thesis, seriously, is that invasive squirrels wouldn't drive out native squirrels if we didn't say or think bad things about them or their eating habits.

It's in "A Journal of Feminist Geography" so you can tell it's nonsense without reading it, but it has some gems:

"Feminist posthumanist performativity and intersectionality"

"Before concluding, I work to open up and problematize the category ‘squirrel’ by discussing how the eastern fox squirrel’s ‘content[edness] to feast on anything and everything’ (Goldman 2016, n.p.) provides the potential to ‘resist and critique the politics of power and identity’ (Cooks 2009, 96) that bind the suburban/urban and wild divide (Wolch, West, and Gaines 1995; Cronon 1996)."

JohnAnnArbor said...

"...problematize..."

Seriously, people. English has enough words; you don't have to make up stupid ones.

Fernandinande said...

"A racist threat against a St. Olaf student that touched off campuswide protests and forced the college to cancel classes earlier this month was a hoax*, the school revealed Wednesday.

*"hoax" means anti-white hate crime, therefore not prosecuted or recorded as such.

sparrow said...

I'm amazed "A Journal of Feminist Geography" can even exist. I would be embrasssed to cite it on my CV.

Fernandinande said...

JohnAnnArbor said...
"...problematize..."
English has enough words; you don't have to make up stupid ones.


Stupidatizing the poststupidist stupidativity and interstupidity of squirrels - it's a dirty job, but nobody has to do it.

RAH said...

I have been enjoying the photos of the tulips.

n.n said...

April showers. May flowers.

Hagar said...

I am still bothered by that $3¼ million speech of Obama's in Italy. The reports say he arrived in a motorcade of 14 blacked-out SUV's. Are we still carrying him around the world with a full imperial entourage in 747's and C-17's for the vehicles?
If so, why?

(The time I saw Betty and Jerry Ford they arrived in a non-descript Chevy(?) sedan with two Secret Service officers, one driving and one riding shotgun.)

Kevin said...

In that letter, Mr. Rosenstein never expressly recommended that Mr. Comey be fired.

Instead, the 12-paragraph letter is deeply critical of Mr. Comey’s handling of an investigation into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct public business. Mr. Rosenstein concluded that the FBI had lost the public’s trust and that “the director cannot be expected to implement corrective action.”


Well he's got them there. He said Comey screwed up, damaged the FBI and can't be expected to fix it. Normal people would then suggest the obvious course of action, but Rosenstein left it at that.

tcrosse said...

The reports say he arrived in a motorcade of 14 blacked-out SUV's.

And Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an ass. Compare and contrast.

Kevin said...

The reports say he arrived in a motorcade of 14 blacked-out SUV's. Are we still carrying him around the world with a full imperial entourage in 747's and C-17's for the vehicles?

For all the money we paid them, the Iranians should be providing his security.

Fernandinande said...

Washington Post editorial calls for universities to ‘make crystal clear that racist … speech [is] off-limits’

Paddy O said...

"A Journal of Feminist Geography"

If it wasn't for Feminist geography, we'd be called the United States of Amerigo.

And be called Amerigons.

D said...

The tulips are struggling to come out, where I'm at, except where Mrs ------- lives. But thats her under-the-table magic, or secret karma, or something the rest of us on the st dont have.
The bigger news is how the crows, woking in huge numbers, are killing everyones grass - but in very scattershot fashion - in the lust for certain grubs. Really bad the last few years. They leave one guy alone but tear up the next guy. Everyone opines a counter response, but they dont take the universal lesson. Mobs are unpredictable

Paco Wové said...

Don't forget the feminist glaciology. (Even more disturbing than the original paper is this piece at science.sciencemag.org providing legitimacy and cover.)

cf said...

With this visual theme of Beauty, let me point out a cruel absence of it on the magazine racks right now. No covers of Melania or Ivanka.

Take a look when you are checking out at the grocery store. NO pictures of either one. Us magazine and had one around inauguration day and there was one other, but otherwise it is a BLACKOUT.

I can only assume it is a spiteful malice that this is occurring, because think of the profits they are giving up! I know they know those covers would be scarfed up so fast the money would roll in.

So creepy this era we are in now. So Very Creepy.

Browndog said...

Tulip bulbs used to be currency.

That said, I'm tired of tulips.

Maybe just plants, as I am currently at war with dandelions.

That said, they used to make wine out of them when I was a kid.

wildswan said...

Dandelions are not native to America and neither is lawn grass. Once upon a time there were no lawns and no invasive dandelions. The settlers brought dandelions because they used them as greens in early spring.

Dandelions make flowers, attract bees, form ovaries, form pollen, spread pollen, make pollen tubes for the pollen to travel down. Then dandelions form seeds by cloning which disregards all preceding effort. Despite this wasteful proceeding (which natural selection should punish by causing dandelions to die out) dandelions spread rapidly. They crossed America faster than the pioneers.

In a normal field of dandelions there are probably 5 or 6 different genetic varieties brought originally by settlers from different parts of Europe. You can see different stem color, and stem length and track different growth periods.

Things to think about while you dig up dandelions. You're welcome.

Paddy O said...

wildswan, is there a particular variety that's especially adept at wish-granting?

The Cracker Emcee said...

Delightful how quickly "woke" became synonymous with douche. In six months even the most willfully irony-impaired SJW won't use it.

Lucien said...

Still waiting for a feminist post-caninist critique of breed-specific legislation otherizing pit-bulls.

Browndog said...

Things to think about while you dig up dandelions. You're welcome.

Well, my dandelions seed the neighborhood manicured lawns, which makes me not welcome.

That said, I thank you for your informative post.

Scott said...

Jimmy Carter was the very first American President who was born in a hospital. Apropos of nothing.

Clyde said...

The tulips are beautiful, a collection of ephemeral colors, now alive and in their prime, soon to wither and fade. They only have a short time on the stage, then drop their seeds so the next year's generation will appear next spring.

I've been thinking morbid thoughts on mortality after a friend passed away last weekend at the age of 47 from brain cancer. We, too, have only a short time on the stage. Make the most of it. Bloom colorfully.

eddie willers said...

Jimmy Carter was the very first American President who was born in a hospital.

Where he was dropped on his head and chased by a rabbit.

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Virtually Unknown said...

I love the dandelions. Sorry neighbors.

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Hmmm. It's almost as if a Twitter account doesn't give you extra votes...

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David Baker said...

This McCabe character sounds like yet another piece of work, another heretofore repressed, #NeverTrump, show-boater. It's like all of DC is nothing but a cesspool of back-stabbing sedition.

Meanwhile, I'm working on what I saw at the Comey memorial last night. And it wasn't pretty.

JohnAnnArbor said...

"Comey memorial"?

David Baker said...



Symbolic. But still, a very spiritual place where deeply suffering liberals may go to express their excruciating grief over the Comey firing. Because as we all have learned, Mr. Comey has achieved the status of a god in many if not all Dem precincts. Although it really has nothing to do with Comey, or grief, but rather Hillary's failure to campaign in Wisconsin.

David Baker said...
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David Baker said...

Very odd, the reference "Comey memorial" refused to post.

Hagar said...

You can't open a newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing Democrats gleefully jubilating about how they are just this far from finally getting the goods on Trump and getting him impeached, but Comey looks him straight in the eye and tells him he is not being "investigated."
And we supposed to wonder why he fied Comey?

roth phallyka said...

I don't know why Trump is still screwing around with this Russia investigation.

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