June 11, 2015

At the All-Tied-Up Café...

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... as long as you're here, why not write something?

74 comments:

TennLion said...

Something

Terry said...

How come there are so many bicycle thieves on Midwest campuses? Is it the law students?

Hagar said...

I am thinking that Obama's HUD new initiative to spred integrated housing around is sort of at odds with the long-standing Democrat practice of gerrymandering voting districts around segregated black areas.

Wonder who will win out? The bureaucrats or the machine politicians?

jimbino said...

Why can't Amerikans pronounce "coercion," "negotiation" or "Beijing" properly?

Bob Ellison said...

My young son had surgery for a hernia repair this morning. He came through it like a champ. Each kid in his third-grade class wrote individual get-well cards for him, using all kinds of paper and their own encouraging words. Many of them drew pictures of some of my son's favorite things, like SpongeBob SquarePants, ice cream, and fire trucks. Really sweet set of cards from really fine girls and boys.

Big Mike said...

The end goal for any evasion plan should be to get to a location where you can get easier escape with a bike, motorcycle or car.

So do you have escaped convicts around that are being chased by dogs? Is Zeus on loan to the marshals?

Titus said...

Animal Abuse! Ptown, most dog friendly city in the U.S., would allow this dog in the restaurant.

Poor lab.

Althouse and Meade should go to Ptown-they would have so many pics. Plus the restaurants and the Cape National Seashore is divine for biking-tons of dunes!

There is a reason Tennessee Williams and many other artists lived there.

Do you know there is a house that has tons of barbies in the yard? Swimming, working out, dancing, sunbathing Barby!

Big Mike said...

Actually the reason why I wanted to post a comment to a café thread was to protest your Congressman Paul Ryan channeling Nancy Pelosi when commenting on the trade bill he is shepherding through the House. We'll find out what's in it after it's passed? Yeah, that worked so well with Obamacare, didn't it? All I can say is that from what's been leaked about this bill it's a far cry from something that would be supported by a guy who credited the philosophy of Ayn Rand with getting him into politics.

(Yes, I know that Madison isn't in the 1st Congressional District, still he is from Wisconsin.)

Ann Althouse said...

It's not our dog!

pm317 said...

OK, time for new Obama shenanigans! And, we have some experience with this kind of thing in our neighborhood. We have a seniors apartment nearby and when we bought our house, the neighborhood was peaceful, not many cars and so on. We were told it was run by the county. Then fast forward to 2008, Habitat (think Jarrett) started running it. Soon after, our streets were clogged with old, beat up (and huge) cars and old vans. Residents didn't look like they were senior citizens. We all complained and registered our protest and now in the last couple of years, it has been nice and we are less worried about our property values. I am not heartless. They should make neighborhoods affordable and enjoyable for everybody. By the same token, those new residents should respect and contribute to how we have maintained the neighborhood and follow the unsaid rules.

David said...

Ugly match between Thailand and Ivory Coast in Women's World Cup. Ivory Coast which received 6 yellor cards while being destroyed in their first match engages in foul after vicious foul and the referee never levies a card. The play was very sloppy. It seemed like lack of skill but with that many fouls you never know. Awful officiating, truly incompetent.This was a game between two teams who have no chance for the title, and probably will get little notice. It should, because it's another big fail by FIFA.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, but is it Zeus?

Hagar said...

Could have phrased the above post better, but this is an interesting development.
Popcorn and soda in order!

Another note is that at present I think there is more conflict on the ground about the gentry moving back to the city than there is about black citizens moving to the suburbs.

Ideologues are of course usually "fighting the last war."

m stone said...

When someone thanks you for something, the reply should never be "no problem!"

What happened to "you're welcome!" or "It was my pleasure!"

I think it requires some kind of colon cleansing to get rid of. The phrase is hard to shake.

Fernandinande said...

"Low reproducibility rates within life science research undermine cumulative knowledge production and contribute to both delays and costs of therapeutic drug development. An analysis of past studies indicates that the cumulative (total) prevalence of irreproducible preclinical research exceeds 50%, resulting in approximately US$28,000,000,000 (US$28B)/year spent on preclinical research that is not reproducible—in the United States alone. We outline a framework for solutions and a plan for long-term improvements in reproducibility rates that will help to accelerate the discovery of life-saving therapies and cures."

Hagar said...

and,
I just listened to Megyn Kelly and her guests (on both sides) totally missing the inconsistencies in Democrat policies in these matters, and what the resuts of these new programs are likely to be.

pm317 said...

Hagar, Hagar, you always beat me to it.

pm317 said...

but is it Zeus?

"Zeus is not our dog."

rhhardin said...

I thought you said your dog didn't bite

That's not my dog

- Pink Panther something or other

Hagar said...

and I think the Caitlyn Jenner thing is a Kardassian promotion, and giving he/her/it the Arthur Ashe Award is quite an insult to Arthur Ashe's memory.

Bay Area Guy said...

The Warriors are gonna put a big hurt on the Cavs tonight!

Carol said...

the reply should never be "no problem!"

I used to hate that too. Now, I use it ironically. It gave me great pleasure, when the boss so sorrowfully gave me my notice, to say hey, no problem. I had figured out only the week before that I could afford to retire. Ah it was a lovely moment I wish I could relive every day.

So now when I really don't give a shit, I say, no problem. Which is why it irritated me to begin with,

Gahrie said...

something

Gahrie said...

Damn it, should have read the comments first

Hagar said...

And while I am at it, I quite agree with the now former school principal in Florida about the cop in the McKinney brouhaha.

I think the City of McKinney wants to make this go away and avert a DoJ strike on their fair community and so struck an agreement with Officer Casebolt to make that happen.

I do not see in that video that the officer "lost control of himself," but that he moved very fast in a controlled fashion, picking out the most active troublemakers and ordering them to go sit down on the sidewalk, which they then mostly did. That done he went after the girl, who had been wandering back and forth across the intersection loudly encouraging the troublemakers, despite having been ordered to shut up and sit down. Two young men then came to her defense, and it clearly looked to me that they were about to jump him, so he reached for his gun and showed it to them - did not point it that I can see - and they decided they had urgent business elsewhere. Corporal Casebolt then sent one of the other officers after the young men who had threatened him and went back to the girl, who apparently had gone hysterical at being treated in such a rude fashion, so he grabbed her head by the hair and turned her face down in the grass to shut her up, and put his knee on her back to hold her down while he calmly looked around to assess the situation, which by then had quieted down - largely due to Officer Casebolt's quick and energetic actions as far as I can see.

Gahrie said...

I am thinking that Obama's HUD new initiative to spred integrated housing around is sort of at odds with the long-standing Democrat practice of gerrymandering voting districts around segregated black areas.

They're using illegal immigrants to try and create new Democratic districts out of former Republican districts.

Gahrie said...

Why can't Amerikans pronounce "coercion," "negotiation" or "Beijing" properly?

I don't know. Why can't people spell "Americans" right?

chickelit said...

Fernandinande linked...
Low reproducibility rates within life science research undermine cumulative knowledge production and contribute to both delays and costs of therapeutic drug development. An analysis of past studies indicates that the cumulative (total) prevalence of irreproducible preclinical research exceeds 50%, resulting in approximately US$28,000,000,000 (US$28B)/year spent on preclinical research that is not reproducible—in the United States alone. We outline a framework for solutions and a plan for long-term improvements in reproducibility rates that will help to accelerate the discovery of life-saving therapies and cures.

Wanna know the reason for that?

It's the shift in drug discovery for private businesses to universities. Evil corporations couldn't afford those kinds of costly mistake, and in any case would only disclose bona fide patentable discoveries. With universities, it's a race to publish what leads and what sounds cool. If it's overblown, hey , at least they got the grant!

It's a softening of the hard sciences.

Gahrie said...

My young son had surgery for a hernia repair this morning.

Hope he's feeling better. Double ice cream tonight?

chickelit said...

Gahrie said...

I don't know. Why can't people spell "Americans" right?

I get your point, but I never assumed that jimbino was American.

traditionalguy said...

In DC tonight the final massive bribes are floating where they need to go so Congress votes itself out of a job under the U. S. Constitution and merges our States into the Pacific Union's new governance. !789 to 2015 was a good run of 226 years as a self governing nation. Too bad the traitors sold us out.

Ann Althouse said...

"@Althouse, but is it Zeus?"

No. I don't know that dog.

We never tie up a dog outside a place.

pm317 said...

Yeah, what is with all the Republicans supporting Obama's trade clusterfuck?

Freeman Hunt said...

It often isn't one's pleasure, and the other is not always welcome. But perhaps it wasn't a problem. So, "no problem."

Freeman Hunt said...

"Do you mind if we check your carry-on bag?"
"Yes, I do. But you don't have any more space, so I don't see how I have any choice."

The expected answer was probably, "No problem."

Freeman Hunt said...

I like, "No problem." It means, "I wasn't put out by it." That's a valid sentiment.

I generally question the sincerity of, "My pleasure." Was it really?

"Can you throw this away for me?"
"My pleasure. "
"I doubt it. "

Bay Area Guy said...


The Warriors are gonna put a big hurt on the Cavs tonight!

6/11/15, 9:02 PM
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They say the hallmark of good science is its predictive value

Go Warriors!

Quaestor said...

With our excitement over the Triple Crown and our Schadenfreude over Hillary's costume malfunctions, we all evidently missed the passing of Sir Christopher Lee last Sunday. He was 93.

Sir Christopher Lee, a life in pictures.

Freeman Hunt said...

American Pharaoh is a great race horse name.

William said...

I'm pretty sure I read a book by Joyce Carol Oates, but I can't remember. Some writers just pass through you like ghosts.

Coupe said...

jimbino said...Why can't Amerikans pronounce ..."Beijing" properly?

I'll try: pee-king

chickelit said...

jimbino said...Why can't Amerikans pronounce ..."Beijing" properly?

Why can't Italians call Munich München instead of Monaco? What can't Germans call Milan Milano instead of Mailand?

Why can't we all smoke pot in National Parks and not get busted thus threatening our citizenship? Huh?

Original Mike said...

"I like, "No problem." It means, "I wasn't put out by it." That's a valid sentiment. "

The relevant Aussie phrase is "No worries".

Coupe said...

m stone said...When someone thanks you for something, the reply should never be "no problem!"

Only Americans say "you're welcome". People think they should curtsy now that you've shown your superiority to them.

"No problem" or "It's nothing" means the person being thanked defers to the customer or guest.

Why you shouldn't say You're Welcome

tim in vermont said...

OK, I will write something: Why can't jimbino figure out that writing "America" "Amerika" is vaguely insulting. Like he is calling the whole country Nazis. I understand that he is apparently referring to Kafka first novel, which was apparently unfinished and written without so much as a visit to America. However, to native speakers of American English, it sounds like an insult. If he does understand that it is an insult, why is he surprised when people react negatively to him? If I am trolling somebody, I expect negative reactions. I don't complain about them to the host and demand that the object of my trolling be banned.


So I wrote something. No problem you guys.

rhhardin said...

For some reason Amazon has started suggesting drug rehabilitation DVDs instead of the romantic comedies I've been buying.

Humperdink said...
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Humperdink said...

Not to beat a dead horse (according to my lovely spouse, beating a dead horse is my specialty), but this is a fascinating article comparing the aforementioned Pharoah to the deceased Secretariat.

A snippet: "Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star Ledger, told one broadcast that he thought that the jockey, Ron Turcotte, was on top of a runaway animal (Secretariat). “I turned to the guy next to me,” Izenberg recalled, “and I said, ‘He’s lost the horse.’” Another racing scribe, William Nack, said that when he looked at the tele-timer and saw that Secretariat had run the first three quarters of a mile in 1:09:2, he started cursing the jockey. For he thought Turcotte had “gone insane” and was going to “kill the horse.” "

http://www.nysun.com/editorials/pharoah-without-tears/89184/

rhhardin said...

I'd put Susie (first Doberman) on a tied down-stay on a sidewalk edge and go into a store to wait and watch. If she held the down-stay for a few minutes, I'd come out and praise her and heel off.

If she moved for some temptation (which is the point), I got to run out and correct her back into the down-stay.

Which is not a punishment but a way of saying, yes you do have to hold the down-stay even if somebody talks to you. It's a way to get the question to come up so you can answer it.

Tank said...

m stone said...

When someone thanks you for something, the reply should never be "no problem!"


Hey guys don't let it bother you.

Curious George said...

"Freeman Hunt said...
American Pharaoh is a great race horse name."

I'm not sure of the rules, it probably could still be used. The Triple Crown winner is named "American Pharoah." They spelled "Pharaoh" wrong and apparently it's near impossible to change once approved. I guess it would embarrassing id he wasn't a billion dollar horse.

tim in vermont said...

It's still a great name.

Tank said...

The funniest thing I saw yesterday was Jon Stewart talking about the NYT and Marco Rubio.

tim in vermont said...

First time I heard it a few months ago, taking about the upcoming Kentucky Derby, I assumed it was "American Farrow" which brought to mind a mule and a plow.

tim in vermont said...

Rubio's 'Luxury Speedboat" in Hillary Clinton's swimming pool in her second most expensive house.

Humperdink said...

My perceptive wife, a lifelong horse person, was rooting against American Pharoah the whole series of races. The name American Pharoah reminded her of the current occupant of 1600 Pa. Ave.

MayBee said...

I am in love with this story of a white woman posing as a black woman, going to Howard, becoming president of a local NAACP. (video)

Let's hear how this is different than gender.

Curious George said...

"Humperdink said...
My perceptive wife, a lifelong horse person, was rooting against American Pharoah the whole series of races. The name American Pharoah reminded her of the current occupant of 1600 Pa. Ave."

American Pharoah is a whole horse. The current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is just the ass.

Scott said...

I just finished the chapter in Paul Johnson's book Intellectuals on Lillian Hellman. Worth the price of the entire audiobook! An utterly nasty takedown of this lying vendictive progressive.

tim in vermont said...
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tim in vermont said...

Hey look! Hillary is hitting the
'Reset button' again!

How'd that work out again? And who had Putin pegged better? Hillary or Sarah Palin?

MayBee said...

Better link on the NAACP president who has been faking her blackness.

Spoiler alert: Dolezal said she found a threatening package in the NAACP’s post office box in February, KXLY reported. The city of Spokane later sent out a press release that the package contained racist messages and death threats. The city statement reiterated that it was the ninth hate crime Dolezal had experienced.
“It is deplorable and shocking that Ms. Dolezal should be experiencing hateful and malicious threats. We stand strongly in solidarity with her, as a university and as a campus community,” Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan added in a statement.
But postal workers told police the envelope was not timestamped or canceled. The only way the letter could have gotten into the box was if it had been placed there by a post office employee or by someone who had the P.O. Box key.
Dolezal told the station she would never falsify something so serious.

Humperdink said...

Feel kinda sad for Dolezal. The blacks thinks she's a fraud, the whites think she's a fraud. Her only recourse, it would seem to me, is to disappear for a while and come back full native American.

SayAahh said...

The only thing that pooch has in common with a lab is that it is black.
That is not a lab.

Curious George said...

"Humperdink said...
Feel kinda sad for Dolezal. The blacks thinks she's a fraud, the whites think she's a fraud. Her only recourse, it would seem to me, is to disappear for a while and come back full native American."

Won't work. She doesn't have the high cheekbones.

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Big Mike said...

We never tie up a dog outside a place.

I didn't notice that the dog was tied too. My apologies to you and Meade, Professor. I meant no insult.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

For sex-neutral writing, Hammond recommends:

"h." to replace "him", "her", "his", "hers"

For the nominative case, ".e" to replace "he", "she". (Capitalization of ".e" is, of course, ":e".

Bob Ellison said...

[Gahrie, no double ice cream, but pizza, one of his favorites. Thanks for asking. He's doing great, acting like someone who never went under the knife.]

RE: "No problem!", I'm reminded of the British habit of saying "Cheers!" The first few times I heard it, I thought, what, are we raising a glass and toasting someone? Eventually I learned that it usually means "Thanks!" It's a cheerful expression for expressing gratitude.

Bob Ellison said...

In Mexico, for "you're welcome", people say "de nada" (literally, "of a tennis player"). That seems like a stretch.

In Germany, they say "bitte" (literally, "your thanks are insincere").

Bob Ellison said...

My habit comes from my father: for "goodbye", we say "So long!" (literally, "it will be a long time before I will want to see you again"). Harsh.

jimbino said...

Yo Chicklit:

Why can't we all smoke pot in National Parks and not get busted thus threatening our citizenship? Huh?

We can smoke pot inside the Gunnison National Forest that surrounds my home in Crested Butte, CO, as well as in Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods and Mesa Verde National Park, absent any restrictions for wildfire hazards.

Unknown said...

Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally in Austin TX this weekend. Expecting on the order of 100,000 bikers, 100,000 spectators.

http://www.rotrally.com/

Danno said...

A video right up Althouse' alley!


http://www.wsj.com/video/rules-for-wearing-shorts/EA85BAD4-9DFF-426E-A412-841D7DBA8CCB.html