July 26, 2017

At the Revery Café...

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... you can talk all night.

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38 comments:

Bad Lieutenant said...

Could you possibly mean reverie, spelled with an ie?

Grandma Bee said...

If you ever decide to have greeting cards printed from this photo, your water lily photo from the other day, and several others, I will be glad to buy a dozen or so through the portal.

pdug said...

Ann, do you want to explain

"And also: Hispanic people seem like they're on marijuana even when they are not. "

or anybody?

Sydney said...

Came across the term "emotional chastity" for the first time today and I am having trouble comprehending it. Anyone up to explaining it?

JohnAnnArbor said...

That is a happy bee.

madAsHell said...

Anthony Scaramucci, White House Communications Director.

Someone pinch me. I must be living in a Dickensian novel, and I'm drinking in the DeFarge's cafe.

madAsHell said...

Came across the term "emotional chastity"

No one wants to fuck with you.

Ann Althouse said...

"And also: Hispanic people seem like they're on marijuana even when they are not."

That's an implied meaning of the words on the billboard. Don't you see why? It's not something I believe to be true but a stupid thing the govt is unwittingly implying.

David Baker said...

Sure, after getting away with one more murder:

After Justine Damond ["Ruszczyk"] shooting, Minneapolis police now must turn on body cameras for all calls:

Police in Minneapolis must now activate their body cameras during every call for service or any self-initiated work, officials said Wednesday, a change that comes amid a lingering controversy over an officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman there earlier this month.

An officer fatally shot Justine Damond ["Ruszczyk"], a 40-year-old woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home, on July 15. For reasons that still remain unknown, one of the two police officers responding to Damond’s ["Ruszczyk's"]call shot and killed her, and neither officer present activated their body cameras...

Note: The Washington Post has not been alerted that her name is Justine "Ruszczyk", not "Damond," or "Diamond," or Whistler's Mother.

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Too bad the public didn't know the cameras were just cosmetic, appliances to humor nosy bystanders. And a big joke down at headquarters.

traditionalguy said...

Revealry is going on all over these days. "Nothing is hidden that is not going to be revealed" is a terrible threat.

We watched Spotlight on Netflix tonight. Poor Cardinal Law and the Catholic Church's system for covering up abuse of children by Priests is revealed big time.

Feste said...

Revery and wrack.

“You should use the noun wrack for those happy moments in your life when you need to refer to a wrecked ship or some form of marine vegetation.” Merriam-Webster Online.

Was looking last night for variations on the word - wrack - used on the political island, in Twelfth Night . It starts with a ship wreck. The ship wreck led to multiple happy wracks. Happy-wracks resulted from ruined identities - mostly political - after the ship wreck. Political identities of disguise. All over the island. What got wrecked - "Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness“ - became a happy-wrack of freedom from disguise.

Maybe the absent-mindedness of revery is a more elegant route to relaxing and happiness?

The route from sad-wrecks to happy-wracks, to the state of happiness, free of disguise, took a long time. Not everyone arrived at happiness. Resistance to sad-wrecks caused misery, madness, rigid identities of political revenge, ending in, "Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate."

Revery seems faster. Easier. And since it comes naturally, here's to mindlessness!

Fabi said...

This could be interesting.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/26/house-judiciary-committee-votes-to-probe-comey-and-clintons-2016-campaign/?utm_term=.063845bcb1ce

Ann Althouse said...

Revery is a literary allusion.

Feste said...

Looking up revery again. Can't focus ...

Ingy said...

I belong to a crochet and knitting site called Ravelry.

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David Baker said...

Actually, I suspect that Justine Ruszczyk slapped Officer Mohamad Noor - because I can't imagine where they came up with their slap scenario. Personally, I've never heard of "car slapping." Has anyone else?

David Baker said...

slap:

verb
1. hit (someone or something) with the palm of one's hand or a flat object.
"my sister slapped my face"

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cliff claven said...

I am a mail carrier and like to pontificate. But, I'm much more endearing than pompous, elitists, out of work attorneys.

Ann Althouse said...

"Actually, I suspect that Justine Ruszczyk slapped Officer Mohamad Noor - because I can't imagine where they came up with their slap scenario. Personally, I've never heard of "car slapping." Has anyone else?"

Ratso Rizzo: I'm walking here!

Ann Althouse said...

Video.

Feste said...

Oh, fascinating!
Do you use a bow or do you just pluck it?
Most of the time, I slap it!

Feste said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMqcICtij0M

Bob said...

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee"

Trumpit said...

Love the bee and the beautiful flower photo!


I remember reading about the 1962 border war between China and India. China won the war, but we may be in for a replay of that unresolved border dispute according to this news story in the New York Times: How India and China Have Come to the Brink Over a Remote Mountain Pass

Since both giant countries are nuclear powers this is more than worrisome.

Ralph L said...

I've never heard of "car slapping." Has anyone else?
In just about every cop or hospital show, they slap the back of the bus (ambulance) to let the driver know he can go.

My dad nearly slapped a dent in someone's fender when the man bumped my parked car and started to drive off.

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Ralph L said...

Ratso Rizzo: I'm walking here!
I just learned that was Hoffman's ad-lib from an earlier take.

David Baker said...

Great, Ann! Leave it to you to find the Ratso-Rizzo precedent. Nice work, I'd say.

And that's how I imagined Justine Ruszczyk approached the police car, slap-pounding on the hood while yelling; "HEY! What are you two koalas doing just sitting there!"

"Lady, would you mind stepping over here by the window please."

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Meanwhile, Ann, I just read the latest (not much) on the case at the NYT, and they still haven't figured out "Damond's" legal name. Same at the Washington Post. While I realize that "Ruszczyk" doesn't play well to the lily-white narrative, I think it would be great if you used your considerable influence to straighten those clowns out. Slap on their hood, pound on their door!

Because there's a serious side; the poor lady died and they're burying her under a false marker - a virtual Jane Doe, instead of; Justine Ruszczyk.

David Baker said...

Ralph L,

Thanks, now it's actually obvious.

Maybe it's because I'm a "pounder" (using the ball of my fist) rather than a slapper.

Kevin said...

In a New York Magazine interview with Trent Reznor, will there be any mention of Donald Trump?

There shouldn't be, but there can't not be.


Trump is the dividing line in America. The media have defined it so. Now their purpose is to tell people every day who is on one side and who is on the other. Who is good and who is bad - depending on where you stand. And should there be any doubt, the paper tells you every day where you should be standing.

They do not see there problem with this. They don't see that by drawing lines and putting people into warring camps they are no longer a pillar of democracy, but the institution doing the most to undermine it.

Clyde said...

WaPo has an article on my news feed bitching about Analysis: The overwhelmingly white White House intern class, and why it matters.

It comes down to the fact that in a hypothetical Hillary Clinton White House, the interns would have been overwhelmingly less white and less male than the nation's demographics, because that's who didn't vote for her and wouldn't want to serve as unpaid gofers in her White House. There are fewer women and ethnic minorities in a Trump white house intern class not because of bigotry but because they voted against him and many of their activists, the type who would take unpaid internships to try to build a future political career, are out throwing tantrums and destroying things.

So suck it up, WaPo. Suck it up, buttercups.

Bad Lieutenant said...


David Baker said...
Actually, I suspect that Justine Ruszczyk slapped Officer Mohamad Noor - because I can't imagine where they came up with their slap scenario. Personally, I've never heard of "car slapping." Has anyone else?

7/26/17, 10:14 PM


To convey intelligence to the interior of a car from the outside, a slap with an open hand transmits the force more resonantly through the skin of the vehicle with less risk of damage to either metal or flesh. But I see this was answered above.

Ann, I beg your pardon, I remembered the Dickinson - in fact that's the poem I thought of when I saw the post. I just hadn't remembered that she was one of those who fancied the English as opposed to the French forms for words like reverie, naivete, entree...Solzhenitsyn harped similarly on "bird-words."

exiledonmainstreet said...

"While I realize that "Ruszczyk" doesn't play well to the lily-white narrative, I think it would be great if you used your considerable influence to straighten those clowns out"

It sounds Slavic; probably Polish.

Poles are white, last time I checked. Well, maybe not "lily white" since many have rather ruddy complexions.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I can't imagine why the media is ignoring this story:

"Major cable news networks have given no coverage to the burgeoning scandal involving IT staffers to former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.
Reporting by the Daily Caller News Foundation has revealed that Wasserman Schultz's top information technology staffer Iman Awan was arrested Monday after trying to flee the country amidst investigations into Awan concerning banking fraud and a criminal cybersecurity probe. Awan wired over $280,000 to Pakistan after the FBI recently recovered multiple smashed hard drives from Awan's home.

Despite being blocked from the House computer network since February amid allegations of "committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network," Awan remained employed by Wasserman Schultz's office. He and four of his relatives have received $4 million by working for Democratic members of Congress since 2009.

Wasserman Schultz finally fired Awan on Tuesday, after he attempted to flee the country. His wife already fled to Pakistan with $12,000 in cash. Awan and his relatives had full access to the emails of the Democratic members they worked for, and Wasserman Schultz's password to her iPad she used while she was head of the DNC."

http://freebeacon.com/politics/cable-networks-black-coverage-wasserman-schultz-scandal/

Awan's lawyer is - guess what - a former campaigner for Bill Clinton. He is blaming Awan's arrest on "Islamophobia."

But, oh, Trump is sooooo corrupt!

Hagar said...

@David Baker,
You sound like LLR Chuck.

And Minneapolis is on radio silence as far as this case is concerned. There are no new facts available beyond the initial garble fest.