June 29, 2017

At the Google Grab Café...

hair dressers

... you can join me in Dubai.

I chose Dubai as a place to (virtually) visit, because it came up in today's blogging.

You can talk about anything you want.

Please consider shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal, including, perhaps, buying the book that's influencing me, "How to Talk About Places You've Never Been: On the Importance of Armchair Travel."

57 comments:

madAsHell said...

Aren't cafe posts introduced by a picture?

madAsHell said...

Yes, they are!

The Bergall said...

Ann, ask Jim Lileks for tips!

Rabel said...

Meade is in the garden
He's digging through his weeds.
Ann is at the window
She's digging through her feeds.

The trolls come out at sunrise
They stay on through the night.
They say they're here to comment
They're only here to fight.

Some say that they're progressive
Some say they're on the right.
They think they're better people
They think they see the light.

The greater fools engage them
They play the wicked game.
They think they're better people
They're really all the same.

Meade is in the garden
The bough's about to break.
Ann calls from the window
I'm going to the lake.

Livermoron said...

Burma Shave!

rhhardin said...

Random morse code conversation, turning on radio, "..would like to move further south and get a couple acres for antennas but the wife wants to stay here..."

Bob Boyd said...

Snow skied in Dubai.
No same same Montana.

Tommy Duncan said...

Inga put
A bullet
Thru Fen's hat
But he's had
Closer shaves than that

** Burma-Shave **

Fen said...

Hehe.

I want to follow the Dubai donation just to see how it pans out. But I doubt I have the attention span.

David said...

Bicycle, crumbling facade, internet café, satellite dish. Perfect.

Etienne said...

Remember when they used to have dirty movies behind the curtain ?

David said...

Inga put
A bullet
"Thru Fen's hat
But he's had
Closer shaves than that
Burma Shave"

Inga shot
Thru Fen's hat
Fen's had closer
shaves than that.

Burma Shave

Tommy Duncan said...

The safest rule
No ifs or buts
Just post
Like every one else
Is nuts!

** Burma-Shave **

David said...

Layers and layers of editors Here at Althouse.

tcrosse said...

Old Rubber Curiosity Shop in Montreal

David said...

The safest rule
No ifs or buts
Just ignore
the other nuts.

Burma Shave

David said...

Old Rubber Curiosity Shop in Montreal

New Old Stock, I hope.

Nyamujal said...

I've been to Dubai and spent some time in the Gulf. I bet the shop displayed there is run by a South Asian person, probably Indian (from the southern Indian state of Kerala) or Pakistani, as is the case with most small businesses there... Manu seems like an Indian name, so Manu Tex probably stands for "Manu Textiles".

Birches said...

I know there's an almost 500 comment post on this topic but I'm hoping for a saner perspective. Can someone please explain to me why Trump talking about Mika bleeding from a face lift is such a big deal? I'm at a loss as to why this is blowing up. He's said much worse before.

Tommy Duncan said...

I know
He's a lib
Said riding hood
But Grandma dear,
It sounds so good

** Burma-Shave **

Humperdink said...

Greta is out @MSNBC. Maybe going from Fox News to MSLSD is not a wise career move. OBGyn Kelly could be on the same downward spiral.

Kelly could always join Mika in the AM for a reunion of the bloodied ones.

Tommy Duncan said...

The one who
Posts with
Liberal thinking
Sounds like you
When you've been drinking

** Burma-Shave **

Bob Boyd said...

I took a picture of a barber shop in Dubai called the Smooth Finger Gents Salon.

Fen said...

Birches, best I can tell, the Left is upset that Trump outed Mike as being two-faced and fake.

I *think* they are also taking his remark about her "bleeding from the scalp" as a metaphor for menstrual bleeding, so they can pretend his remarks are sexist. But who knows with these people.

I've asked them for specifics, but all I get back are variants of "no true Scotsman would deny the obvious" nonsense.

Good luck.

Humperdink said...

"A federal judge has blocked a voter-approved California law that would have forced gun owners to get rid of high-capacity ammunition magazines by this Saturday. ..........

"If this injunction does not issue, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law-abiding citizens will have an untenable choice: become an outlaw or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property,” (JUdge) Benitez wrote.

Yessir!!

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/article158965184.html

Rabel said...

I would like to apologize to anyone I failed to insult in my earlier poetry slam.
I will try to be more inclusive in the future.

Fen said...

Mika not Mike.

The outrage could also be displacement at watching as their fake Russia narrative implode. Recent news indicates the whole thing was a Hillary-directed op, and she has made them look foolish. Their own candidate played them for suckers.

So maybe their out of proportion outrage is projection, venting at Trump instead of facing themselves in the mirror.

Fen said...

Rabel, can you do me a personal insult? I'm a good sport, and you're good, so... hit me with your best shot :)

Fen said...

Bircb, now that I think about it, if Joe had just had work done, and Trump had said Joe was bleeding from a facelift, this wouldn't have been dialed up to 11.

So definitely some White Knighting going on. With the usual Feminist Victim angle that infantilizes Mika.

rcocean said...

The MSM is hilarious:

“How dare Trump attack the Press- after we’ve called him “a corrupt, crazy, treasonous, mentally ill, sexist, racist, bigot, hompohobic, cocksucker Hitler with small hands, that someone should shoot or behead”.

That’s undignified!

FullMoon said...

Rabel said...

Meade is in the garden
He's digging through his weeds.
Ann is at the window
She's digging through her feeds.

The trolls come out at sunrise
They stay on through the night.
They say they're here to comment
They're only here to fight.

Some say that they're progressive
Some say they're on the right.
They think they're better people
They think they see the light.

The greater fools engage them
They play the wicked game.
They think they're better people
They're really all the same.

Meade is in the garden
The bough's about to break.
Ann calls from the window
I'm going to the lake.
Down on Hiway 61

rcocean said...

Remember all those MSM types upset at the "misogynistic" attacks on Sarah Palin?

Yeah, neither do It.

Of course, I'm talking about the MSM men. I'm sure Mika was upset about it, 'cause women are the 50% of mankind that stick together.

Sisters.

FullMoon said...

Humperdink said...

Greta is out @MSNBC. Maybe going from Fox News to MSLSD is not a wise career move. OBGyn Kelly could be on the same downward spiral.


It was the shows that made the hosts popular. Without the show, they are apparently average.

rcocean said...

When is "Cocksucker, Hitler, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, small hands" Trump going to stop dividing the country by attacking Mika?

Asks Michelle Goldberg at Slate.

D said...

They're showing streetviews on the Google, after driving the whole world round.
The Althouse madmen are busy postin' once the evening sun's gone down.
Ol' Trump, he is a tweetin, hes got CNN in a trance.
They're makin assumptions & aspirations, & daily little rants
And the Occupy / Impeach Squad, they'll need some place to go
Cause the ol stoop just got sold to

Parade of Oddities, 2017.

pacwest said...

Pretty darn good Rabel.

Achilles said...

Baby is sentenced to death by "european human rights court."

The parents wanted to take the kid to the US for an experimental treatment.

The court blocked them from travelling. It ordered the hospital in UK to remove life support.

Seriously.

We need us some single payer. The people pushing for it only want the best for us I am sure.

MaxedOutMama said...

Hawaii sues about the definition of "close family" by the administration with respect to the EO for the six nations.

Right on schedule.

Gahrie said...

The parents wanted to take the kid to the US for an experimental treatment.

The court blocked them from travelling. It ordered the hospital in UK to remove life support.


A travesty and a tragedy. But how many fathers every year go through the same agony because the mother of their child decided to kill it in the womb?

antiphone said...

rhhardin said

When is "Cocksucker, Hitler, racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, small hands" Trump going to stop dividing the country by attacking Mika?

Asks Michelle Goldberg at Slate.


The words cocksucker, Hitler, racist, homophobe, bigot, small hands are nowhere to be found in this Michelle Goldberg column at Slate. She does say"When you’re under pressure, it can be harder to hide your true self. And Trump’s true self is a pig."

Meade said...

I thought you said your doggerel doesn't bite!

Very funny stuff. I take it all back -- the worst and the BEST comment threads happen in the second half of the day.

Kevin said...

I thought you said your doggerel doesn't bite!

It seems the best comment threads make fun of how bad the comment threads are in the second half of the day.

Chest Rockwell said...

Good morning all!

MSNBC is in full meltdown mode. It's beautiful!

Kevin said...

MSNBC is in full meltdown mode. It's beautiful!

I'm recording it to watch with a nice drink later tonight. Based on past reactions, I'm pretty sure any pretense it's a news network rather than a 24-hour personal opinion channel is ending today.

I don't think Joe is going to be able to keep the show "between the guardrails" today.

Humperdink said...

@Chest Rockwell. Watching MSLSD this morning, you've understated the reaction.

Humperdink said...

"On today’s Morning Joe, responding to President Trump’s tweets about Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, Deutsch went on an angry rant, calling the President a “pig” and “physically disgusting.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/on-morning-joe-deutsch-calls-pres-trump-physically-disgusting-a-pig/

Meade said...

Is it “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” or is it “low I.Q. Crazy Joe” and “Psycho Mika”?

Seems to me it works either way.

Chest Rockwell said...

The crocodile tears are rich.

TMJ claims that the presidency should be above their show(you know those hand jokes Mika makes are just JOKES), yet they're constantly, piously claiming, that their Trump coverage is of vital national importance. So which is it? Is your show a laughable pos or is it serious, erudite?

All the white knighting and self appreciation is fucking ridiculous.

Chuck said...

Marist poll:

69% of respondents think Trump's use of Twitter is "reckless and distracting."

https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/880095369325051904

Humperdink said...

From Newsweak Nov 7, 2016: "Most polls released on Monday show Clinton in the lead. A CBS News poll puts Clinton four points ahead nationally, at 45 percent to Trump’s 41 percent .... Forecasts still show Clinton winning the election. FiveThirtyEight shows Clinton with a 65.5 percent chance of winning the election."

http://www.newsweek.com/polls-presidential-election-trump-clinton-november-7-2016-517857

Meade said...

99% of Americans think polls are reckless and distracting.

Kevin said...

Elections are the best polls.

Humperdink said...

"90% of this game is half mental." Yogi Berra, noted political analyst and historian.

JRoberts said...

Chuck said...
Marist poll:

69% of respondents think Trump's use of Twitter is "reckless and distracting."

I agree 100%. However, I'm still glad I voted for Trump and that Hillary Clinton is not president.

Bob Boyd said...

90% of the players are half mental.

Chuck said...

JRoberts said...
Chuck said...
"Marist poll:
69% of respondents think Trump's use of Twitter is 'reckless and distracting'."

I agree 100%. However, I'm still glad I voted for Trump and that Hillary Clinton is not president.


Me too. None of which answers any of the questions about Trump Tweets, Trump lies, or Trump's policy detachment.

I wanted a Justice Gorsuch. I got a Justice Gorsuch. I'd like two more Gorsuches. But if Trump screws things up badly enough to lose the Senate, we won't get another Justice Gorsuch.

Gahrie said...

@chuck:

The Republican Party controls most of the state governors and legislatures, the House, the Senate, the Presidency and some would say the Supreme Court, yet they stll refuse to pass a budget.

If not now...when?