May 16, 2017

At the Cute Bug Café...


... you hear the latest insect politics.

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Big Mike said...

If insects did have politics then the spiders would all be Democrats.

mockturtle said...

It looks like a type of leaf beetle but I couldn't find an exact ID. Nice photo!

Will Cate said...

Shhhhh.... I think this flower is bugged

Bad Lieutenant said...

Sadly, the firewall here evidently blocks flickr images.

Birches said...

My spouse just messaged me this article on "Men Rompers with this note:

"I don't always care what Althouse has to say, but when I do, it's usually about men's fashion. She totally needs to address this."

Made my day.

Hagar said...

On the scandal du jour, it should be noted up front that the claim published by "the intelligence community" (Catherine Herridge has now taken to referring to it as "The I.C.")in the WaPo is that Trump mentioned the name of a city which may have enabled some foreign intelligence service to deduce that a country friendly to the United States may have an intelligence source in that city.

There is not a whole lot of "there" there, given that spies are everywhere these days, as they have always been, and who knows who they are, or are not, working for.

This is a political attack, pure and simple, a mare's nest spun up by a dissident faction within the bureaucracy and may indeed have more to do with agency politics than any concern for national security.

Hagar said...

However, I expect every interested intelligence agency around the world is now trying hard to find out, or guess, what city was, or was not, mentioned, just in case there might have been something to to it, and quite possibly some (relatively) innocent people might come under suspicion and die because of this irresonsible article= in the WaPo.

Yancey Ward said...

Ah, a reference to The Fly.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

The persons in the meeting say no "city" named by President Trump. The leaker added the city name as a poison pill into his leak. Every world government in on Globalism was ready and set to go full Trump denunciation about allies cannot talk to DJT like the Cable News Enemy Operations adjuncts to the Deep State here cannot speak to Kellyanne.

It is a Global Conspiracy desperate to stop Trump before he makes America great again.

It has one upside. The GOP member of the Trump Resistance are exposing themselves big time.

What will they do when Trump keeps on keeping on. Sniper rifles is all they will have left.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

It's not a bug it's a feature.

Chuck said...

It is a magnificent photo. One of a kind that I'd expect to see in promotional material for the camera and lens.

Althouse could you say just a word about the equipment (which I know you've mentioned in the past) that you used?

rehajm said...

It was exciting to hear Guilfoyle might be press secretary. Until it was Kim and not Bertram.

traditionalguy said...

Spicer is connected to Priebus and his co-conspirator, Ryan. Priebus is the suspected leaker-in-chief who needs to go. Getting Spicer gone first is a necessary prepatory move to keep things going smooth when Priebus is axed.

Stopping the White House leaks is priority #1.

David Baker said...

Smart girl alert:

Headline over at Drudge has a picture of Kimberly Guilfoyle headed to the White House to replace Shawn Spicer.

If so, expect highly-charged sexual situations. And to maximize her effectiveness, a chair in lieu of the podium.

St. George said...

I'm reading "Alone," the second volume of Wm. Manchester's biography of Churchill. It seems that from the first moment Churchill learned Hitler's name, he knew he was going to become Germany's dictator and foment a war of mad revenge. Again, again, and again and again, Manchester lays out how Churchill over and over and over and over tried to warn England's leaders and people. To almost no avail.

So, when The New York Times reports this morning that...

"Intelligence officials and private security experts say that new digital clues point to North Korean-linked hackers as likely suspects in the sweeping ransomware attacks that have crippled computer systems around the world.

The indicators are far from conclusive, the researchers warned, and it could be weeks, if not months, before investigators are confident enough in their findings to officially point the finger at Pyongyang’s increasingly bold corps of digital hackers."

How many warnings do we need? "Sweeping ransomware attacks that have crippled computer systems around the world." Sweeping attacks...around the world.

In 1933 a German diplomat asked Churchill what he thought of the Nazi Party. Churchill replied, "If a dog makes a dash for my trousers, I shoot him down before he can bite."

Are we waiting for the dog to bite? Hasn't it already?

JohnAnnArbor said...

Is that Trump Flower? Because that picture proves it's bugged.

David Baker said...

How many warnings do we need?

One (1); a major US city wiped out.

Then, look out.

David Baker said...

Btw, has there ever been a situation where history didn't repeat itself?

Robert Cook said...

Just call him "Loathesome Rhodes" Trump, (though I doubt he has the self-knowledge of his cinematic doppleganger).

Titus said...

I learned what NLP is today....Neuro-linguistic programming.

tits and large black hogs.

Titus said...

I am also really into Decision Tree Learning currently.

tits and large uncut latin hogs.

FullMoon said...

From Reddit regarding Bill Nye, Science Guy Music video.
Watching ehe vid is even worse than reading the lyrics


"Bill Nye is donzo.

Edit: Here are the lyrics to Sex Junk. Keep in mind this is rated as TV-14 via Netflix's website."

This one goes out to all my bipeds who identify as ladies!

This world of ours is full of choice But must I choose between Only John or Joyce?

Are my options only hard or moist? My vagina has its own voice Not vocal cords, a metaphorical voice

Sometimes, I do a voice for my vagina Please, don't tell me I'm the only one who does that

Cause my sex junk Is so, oh, oh, oh Much more than Either-or, or or

Power bottom or a top off Versatile love may have Some butt stuff

It's evolution, ain't nothing new There's nothing taboo about a sex stew Just add salt or Gérard Depardieu French treasure

If they're alive, I'll date them Channing or Jenna Tatum

I'm down for anything Don't box in my box Give someone new a handy Then give yourself props

Oh you think you're so smart Did you learn gay in college?

Chill with all of that While I drop some knowledge

Sexuality's a spectrum Everyone is on it Even you might like it If you sit up on it

Drag queen, drag king Just do what feels right You're a tall pansexual Flirty wood sprite

Who enjoys a Fleshlight In the cold moonlight?

With a sad clown Skyping via satellite?

Damn skippy, home slice Sing it with me all night

Sex how you want It's your goddamn right

Get off your soapbox Get off your soapbox My sex junk's better than Bagels with lox

With lots of schmear

Chest Rockwell said...

Yeah Netflix also edited old episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy. They removed​ references to genes and gender as to not make Bill look regressive.

Original Mike said...

"Headline over at Drudge has a picture of Kimberly Guilfoyle headed to the White House to replace Shawn Spicer."

Please, no.

Alex said...

When I look at a ladybug, I feel like I'm looking into God.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Netflix also edited old episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy."

Don't throw away your books and discs.

The cultural Ministry of Truth can edit electronic versions.

Bad Lieutenant said...

"Don't throw away your books and discs."

Rhhardin is wayyy ahead of you, sister.

Between that and the CB stuff...are you a prepper, rh? Do you foresee SHTF/TEOTWAWKI within your lifetime?