May 12, 2009

At the Sleeping Dog Café...


... don't let sleeping dogs lie. Stir things up! Make trouble. Be wild and outrageous.


Wince said...

I like when dogs forget the fact that they're just dogs, best shown when they partake of the comforts usually thought of as the exclusive privilege or indulgence of their human companions.

Jason (the commenter) said...

This week I went to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They had the virgins lined up and everyone was supposed to make the sound of their favorite animal having an orgasm. A bunch of the girls wouldn't do it for some reason, so of course I scream out "You're women, just fake it!"

Only one person hit me.

Meade said...

Can't we please be wild and outrageous tomorrow? A dog needs his sleep don't you know?

Oh.. okay.. a belly rub?

TitusHasMoved said...

I just got back from the gym. I go to a straight gym because I can't handle working out with a bunch of fags.

No one showers at my gym. They just work out and leave. No temptations.

Can I just tell you the guys in the gym are absolutely stunning? Absolutely amazing. Thank God for beautiful men.

traditionalguy said...

When dogs dream and they shake and bark in their sleep, they reveal the excitement that dogs must have during a day of outdoor runs and close encounters with the wild animals. My dog is more of a "translator" for me of what she sees around us...A pointer out of happenings at the natural level that I so easily escape and need to get back to. She works hard at helping me, and has great patience.

Crimso said...

"A dog is a fine meal."

Wince said...

Can't we please be wild and outrageous tomorrow?

Is that a response to Titus' Titantic concept?

A dog needs his sleep don't you know?

Oh no, Althouse, the pattern has already begun!

Oh.. okay.. a belly rub?

Well, at least that's something.

Chip Ahoy said...

Was is it here that the dog dreaming was linked? If so, ignore this link.

But here's something outrageous: spreadable Wisconsin cheddar made from raw milk. That means not pasteurized, and that means, outrageous! Tastes a little bit like a dairy cow smells, if you know what I mean.

John Lynch said...

The curious case of the dog asleep in the day time.

traditionalguy said...

Do you remember the true story of the Russian college athlete/student who went to his first American social event and was shocked to learn that Americans eat hot dog.

former law student said...

I worry about that dog getting arthritis. Does it have a comfortable place to sleep (warm in winter, cool in summer)?

traditionalguy said...

I have heard repeatedly this month that the Boomers' heroes irritate the newest generations of people. I think the newbys are just jealous because they don't have any heroes except the military warriors and the Sports players. We Boomers solved all the hard problems forever in our 1965 to 1995 prime time. All you newbys have left to solve for us are Gay Marriage, Gay Honeymoon, and Gay Divorce.

Maxine Weiss said...


XWL said...

I just got back from the gym. I go to a straight gymI guess the gym I usually go to is bi-curious, then.

Never fails to have at least one guy naked for far too long in the locker room.

(and just for you Titus, here's some well-sculpted man ass)

(and by well-sculpted, I mean sculpted well by a master)

TitusHasMoved said...

Maureen Dowd fucking nails it today.

The bitch can write.

TitusHasMoved said...

the rare and expensive clumbers are sleeping soundly and snoring up a storm.

I love to hear them snore.

I love dogs.

People, not as much.

TitusHasMoved said...

I love the fact that you will hardly ever find Maureen Dowd on Cable.

So nice.

TitusHasMoved said...

Or Frank Rich. They don't appear.

So nice.

Thank you Frank and Maureen.

Wince said...
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Wince said...

Dowd on Cheney:

He left our ports unsecured, our food supply unsafe, the Taliban rising and Osama on the loose. No matter if or when terrorists attack here — and they’re on their own timetable, not a partisan red/blue state timetable — Cheney will be deemed the primary one who made America more vulnerable.

Yea, that makes sense.

And whatever did happen to that Democrat talking point of "port security" anyway?

Port security gets less than expected funding in 2010 federal budget

By Leischen Stelter - 05.12.2009

WASHINGTON--When President Obama announced the 2010 federal budget, port security experts were openly disappointed that the Port Security Grant Program, a federal program to assist public ports with security improvements, received only $250 million in Congressional appropriations.

This was especially surprising, said Aaron Ellis, communications director for the American Association of Port Authorities, because the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 authorized a $400-million appropriation for the grant program for five years, from 2007 through 2011, leaving $150 million gap in possible appropriations.

"We realize the administration is looking for ways to make sound investments and responsible investments to keep the annual budget down, however it is our belief that port security needs to be funded at the level it's authorized for," he said. "I've seen no justification why the funding was below authorized limits."

When asked if the $150 million in funding from the economic stimulus package could be considered part of the $400 million in overall funding, Ellis said that that rationale was flawed. "Those two pots of money are intended for very different things," he said. The $150 million from the stimulus package is targeted toward job creation and ports are limited in how they are able to use the money to improve their security programs, he said. Whereas, the Port Security Grant allows port security directors more flexibility and diversity in how they can use the money for security applications.

And while the AAPA was openly disappointed in the funding level of the 2010 budget, Ellis did note that the $250 million request is $40 million higher than the previous administration's budget, and does demonstrate the current administration's value in port security programs.

Revenant said...

Dogs seem like a pretty cool thing to be. Seals, too -- seals are like ocean dogs. If I had the choice, I think I would reincarnate as a dog or a seal.

rhhardin said...

I have a dozen atomic clocks on the walls, like these.

The three in view at the moment read 3:06, 7:06 and 10:06.

Evidently there's a time zone confusion from last night's radio setting. They may have been watching some other program.

hdhouse said...

rev....this is God speaking...."you won't be given a choice....."

bearbee said...
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bearbee said...

I think I would reincarnate as a dog or a seal.

Eagle plus I already possess the profile.

Bissage said...

I once had a dream I was a dog dreaming I was a man dreaming I was a dog.

Then I woke up.

Bissage said...


Michael Haz said...

I want to re-create that scene in my back yard, with myself playing the role of Holly.

Dad Bones said...

Somebody said a dog's 'woof' can generally be translated to 'Hey!'.

That's one clean and shiny dog.

Nihimon said...

Professor Althouse, are you "whistling past the graveyard" when it comes to any thoughtful analysis of the Obama administration?

Or are you still convinced that you voted for a pragmatist who will govern from the center?

goesh said...

- fine mutt and luv the contrasting yellow

Jason (the commenter) said...

Nihimon, she's still collecting data! And it's not like her posts are glossing over any Obama failings.

Analysis can wait until before the next presidential election, when the President has someone to run against. Maybe the Republicans will be able to say "Anybody is better than Obama" but who knows if they will be able to. And who will they have to run against him?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Crimso : "A dog is a fine meal."

I don't know about that. I heard that in Korea only old men eat it, and then as soup, and the soup is greasy! And Koreans are good chefs, so if that's the best they can do I don't thing dogs make fine meals at all.

knox said...

Surely anyone who eats dog is coming back as a dog. And someone else's dinner.

bearbee said...

Just upgraded IE. Version includes an 'X' next to Google search to Disable On-adds. List includes Google Toolbar Notifier BHO or Browser Helper Object (BHO).

I disabled it.

Sofa King said...

I once had a dream I was a dog dreaming I was a man dreaming I was a dog.

Then I woke up.

Or did you?

Ann Althouse said...

"That's one clean and shiny dog."

Yeah, but you weren't there to hear the conversation about how Massengill douche works on skunk stink. Meade was not kidding in this comment.

rhhardin said...

I had no luck with Massengill douche against skunk smell, in spite of the lore.

The real stuff is supposed to be based on hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, but careful not in the eyes.

Susan said...

On of my favorite Bloggingheads was this one

on skunk vs dog, rabies and other related info.

David said...

I just got my dog back from the kennel, where she was while we visited my daughter in Colorado.

Me happy.

Dog happy.

Jen said...

Nautres Miracle Skunk Off


Bathe with Dawn dishwashing detergent, rinse well first. Followed by a homemade recipe:

1 qt water + 1/2 box baking soda + 1 more tsp Dawn

Use immediately.

I usually put a non-steroidal ophthalmic lube in the eyes. Never ever use on the face. Chemical eye burns.

Nothing gets the smell out all the way. Nothing except shedding the hairs that have been skunked. But this can at least make it better.

Good luck if anyone gets skunky.

I'm a veterinarian.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Just get a new dog.

Penny said...

"-- seals are like ocean dogs."

Revenant, I never thought I could look at a seal with more love than I already do, but with five words, you proved me wrong. I won't forget this comparison. Thank you.

knox said...

"seals are halfway between a fish and a dog"

-- Karl Pilkington