June 22, 2017

At the Arugula Café...

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... here at Meadhouse we can't look at arugula without saying "Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?" but you can talk about whatever you want.

And, please, use The Althouse Amazon Portal to buy your 3/4 pants and jinbei and whatever else you might need.

60 comments:

Bob Boyd said...

"Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?"

Prince harry has.

Unknown said...

Adams has up to now pretty much kept his political commentary away from his bread-and-butter: "Dilbert". This week, he has gone all-in:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

LYNNDH said...

Grow your own, it grows like a weed. And winters over here in CO.

Humperdink said...

Now that Jon Ossoff got his his oss kicked, will he follow through and move his oss off to the district for which he was competing?

Snark said...

Thinking about the Cosby jury today made me think about juries in general. Are there any crimes or surrounding circumstances that might so enrage you that you couldn't be completely confident in your ability to be wholly impartial on a jury? For me there are two: crimes, typically financial, against the elderly that take advantage of their loneliness, isolation or declining faculties; and two: things done by crazy ass fucking animal rights activists.

Danno said...

If you have to ask about the price, it is too expensive for you. At least that's the old maxim on buying cars.

You have a Traitor Joe's close to you that might be a better deal.

The Elder said...

I assure you that every pair of 3/4 pants that I buy, will ONLY be purchased through the Althouse Amazon Portal.

Virtually Unknown said...

If you have to ask about the price, it is too expensive for you. At least that's the old maxim on buying cars.

I don't know about that. People don't get rich by writing checks bigger than they have to. But it is probably true in places like "Whole Paycheck" and "Wealthy Living" (Healthy Living in Vermont)

Unknown said...

>I don't know about that. People don't get rich by writing checks bigger than they have to

"How do you think a man like me got to be a man like me?"

Virtually Unknown said...

Those Dilberts were great.

Inga "They-are-investigating-him-for-REASONS" won't get them, neither will Mr "Trump-must-be-guilty-if-he-hired-a-lawyer" Revolutionary. Think of them as Karl Pilkington and Adams as Ricky Gervais and you will not go far wrong.

Hagar said...

In lawyer speak, especially with the FBI involved, Trump is not being "investigated" because there has to be at least a reasonable suspicion that a defined crime has been committed.
By Webster's and common usage, Trump is being "investigated" all over the place trying to find something - anything - that they can call a crime and stick him with it.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Humperdink said...
Now that Jon Ossoff got his his oss kicked, will he follow through and move his oss off to the district for which he was competing?"

What would be the point now? He should have done so before he decided to run for office there.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"A precinct captain for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign complained recently that many of his constituents are hard to reach because they still live at home with their parents.

“Those were the angriest people,” Jessica Zeigler told Slate, referring to the Republican parents of the young Democrats. “When you are targeting their child, or heaven forbid their child might not think the same way as them, it becomes ugly.”

Ziegler, who has been quoted in a number of Slate articles and a NYTimes piece, added that the police had even been called on Ossoff volunteers on a number of occasions."

http://www.thepiratescove.us/2017/06/21/funniest-fallout-from-georgia-special-election-democrats-live-with-their-parents/

bagoh20 said...

The collusion I see everyday is between the Press, the Dems, and Russia. They are all colluding to provide fake narratives in an attempt to weaken the Commander in Chief of the United States. At least the Russians aren't traitors.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

You don't to to wait for the Whole Foods deal to close to beam folks through the Althouse Amazon portal to buy their arugula.

Clyde said...

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Daily News, we learn:

LA drivers could soon add Obama Boulevard to their commute

City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, after Obama because it would be a fitting addition to what is known in his district as “president’s row.” They are a succession of streets named for three of the country’s founding fathers — George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

I was guessing that it was a Road to Nowhere with nothing but left turns.

Dave D said...

"I assure you that every pair of 3/4 pants that I buy, will ONLY be purchased through the Althouse Amazon Portal."

Prof. A. doesn't like shorts on men, and I assume that goes for 3/4 pants too? None for me!

Clyde said...

Danno said...
If you have to ask about the price, it is too expensive for you. At least that's the old maxim on buying cars.


Speaking of which, I took my Dad to the airport today for a trip to Texas. In the main terminal, there was a light blue Porsche convertible on display. I walked over to it out of curiosity, although I'm not in the market for a new car. The dealer sticker was on the window, showing that it gets 25 MPG. In smaller print, it said that the total price was $70,700. Nice, if you can afford it.

Bob Ellison said...

I made an amazing arugula dish the other day. Grace with kale, potato skins, non-fat sour cream, and almond extract. No salt, for goodness sake.

Bake at 600 degrees for two hours, and enjoy the heaven!

Clyde said...

Today's Google doodle is fun. Interactive music! Turn up the sound on your phone if you go there.

Etienne said...
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Etienne said...

You have to follow the law, but the law is top secret. The government will tell you if you are in violation.

Your lawyers can't examine the case law.

The person who is breaking the law must comply or go to federal prison, and/or face a death-blow fine.

Your business will be confiscated, and sold at auction.

US Secret Laws snare Americans.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"Bake at 600 degrees for two hours"

600 Degrees?

Clyde said...

“You want me to sing my praises?” she asked defiantly. "Well, I'm a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do."

That's San Fran Nan, BTW, defending her record. Your mileage may vary.

Clyde said...

exiledonmainstreet said...
"Bake at 600 degrees for two hours"

600 Degrees?


I think that must be Cajun blackened arugula.

Etienne said...

How to shoot and kill a man at 2.2 miles.

1) Calculate your latitude, to find the speed of the Earths rotation.
2) Calculate the Barometric pressure for the distance.
3) Calculate wind speed for the distance.
4) Calculate the temperate and dew point to find humidity for the distance.
5) Hold your tongue with your front teeth.
6) Use a Hornady A-Max 750 grain bullet (50 cal)

Bob Ellison said...

Well, not all home ovens can reach 600 degrees. If you have a good pizza oven, then you can go 800 for just one hour. But if your home oven will only reach 500 or so, then bake for three hours, not two. When it starts to smell like burning eucalyptus leaves, you know it's done.

Chuck said...

No Trump tapes of Comey.

So what was the point? What did Trump get out of it? A pissed off James Comey, set to probably offer federal grand jury testimony injurious to Trump. A whole class of people for whom words mean something, all thinking that this is more evidence that Trump is reckless "nutjob." A "grandstander." To borrow a couple of terms from Trump himself.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/22/gingrich-just-admitted-trump-was-being-dishonest-about-white-house-tapes-because-nothing-matters/


Kevin said...

So what was the point? What did Trump get out of it?

A Comey who had to think before he spoke about what he said and what he heard. A Comey who had to be judicious in his statements for fear of being called on them, rather than expanding the truth to get headlines and revenge.

A Comey who had to leak his own document to try to bolster even the truth of what was discussed beyond "he said".

In short, Trump got Comey to blow up his carefully crafted reputation such that reasonable people are now calling for Comey's own prosecution.

Bob Ellison said...

Chuck, Trump tweeted James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

Everyone fell for it, including, apparently, you.

Kevin said...

A whole class of people for whom words mean something, all thinking that this is more evidence that Trump is reckless "nutjob."

Trump never said he had the tapes. He said Comey should be careful in case he did. The art of the deal was the bluff. The bluff worked.

Kevin said...

Obama bluffed in Syria with his red line. No one believed he would back it up, so his bluff was called and exposed for what it was.

Trump is crazy! Crazy enough to have actually recorded the conversations. That's why it worked.

exiledonmainstreet said...

The art of the deal was the bluff. The bluff worked.

6/22/17, 3:20 PM

I don't always like Trump's tweets, but this was brilliant.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Clyde said...
“You want me to sing my praises?” she asked defiantly. "Well, I'm a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do."


She's right, Dems! She's a master strategist! Please don't change a thing!

Chuck said...

Kevin said...
...

In short, Trump got Comey to blow up his carefully crafted reputation such that reasonable people are now calling for Comey's own prosecution.


Whereas Trump's only reputation, carelessly crafted, is for personal chaos, dishonesty, and crushing trouble for anybody who associates with him.

And no, there aren't any reasonable people who are calling for Comey's prosecution. Only unreasonable people. Like Trump family lawyers.

Bob Ellison said...

Kevin, smart comments.

Some of us are old enough or learned enough to know about the Nixon tapes. That's what's scary: Trump played that card, knowing the history of and language of "tapes", and how that might appear to an FBI Director and to Congress and the judicial branch.

What happens when he decides to get dirty?

madAsHell said...

When it starts to smell like burning eucalyptus leaves, you know it's done.

When the fire department arrives, you're done! Could he be trolling us?

Bob Ellison said...

If I were Comey, I'd be thinking, crap, man, this guy knows how to tweet, he does it all the time, he must know how to use his iPhone; he could have everything I ever said to him digitally recorded! Probably with video!

But if I were Comey, I wouldn't be smart enough to figure that out.

Bob Ellison said...

The eucalyptus scent is not always the perfect sign. That's part of why we add the non-fat sour cream. It will turn brown eventually. Keep an eye on your oven, if it has a glass front. If not, gracious sakes, do NOT open the door. Just turn the oven off and re-locate to a secure safe-house.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I hate to say this Bob, but I think I'll pass on your recipe, since I value my house and life.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Although I'm sure I'm missing out by denying myself the taste of burning eucalyptus.

Clyde said...

Back in the day, we had a fellow at work (a firearms enthusiast) who was constantly talking about guns and about how Bill Clinton wanted to take his guns away. That was literally all that he talked about, until sometime in the Bush administration, when he took up skydiving (and promptly shattered an ankle on a landing). Up until that ill-fated event, he was a two-note song instead of a one-note song. Then it was back to guns, guns, guns, guns.

Chuck kind of reminds me of my old co-worker, only for him, it's Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump.

FullMoon said...

China's spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 -- and American government officials tried to cover it up, according to a Congressional report.

The House of Representative's Science, Space and Technology Committee released its investigative report on Wednesday.

It presents the FDIC's bank regulators as technologically inept -- and deceitful.

According to congressional investigators, the Chinese government hacked into 12 computers and 10 backroom servers at the FDIC, including the incredibly sensitive personal computers of the agency's top officials: the FDIC chairman, his chief of staff, and the general counsel.

When congressional investigators tried to review the FDIC's cybersecurity policy, the agency hid the hack, according to the report.

Investigators cited several insiders who knew about how the agency responded. For example, one of the FDIC's top lawyers told employees not to discuss the hacks via email -- so the emails wouldn't become official government records.

FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg is being summoned before the Congressional committee on Thursday to explain what happened.

The FDIC refused to comment. However, in a recent internal review, the agency admits that it "did not accurately portray the extent of risk" to Congress and recordkeeping "needs improvement." The FDIC claims it's now updating its policies.

Given the FDIC's role as a national banking regulator, the revelation of this hack poses serious concern.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/13/technology/china-fdic-hack/index.html

Yancey Ward said...

Chuck,

I know you are smarter than this, but I will play along. The thing Trump got out of it was Comey being forced to tell the truth two weeks ago. Comey can't change that testimony before a grand jury either, so all that bullshit you spouted about Comey being mad and taking it out on Trump before a grand jury is just Inga level thinking power.

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Virtually Unknown said...

Bake at 600 degrees for two hours, and enjoy the heaven!

Is this an offering to the gods?

Virtually Unknown said...

Ettiene, You forgot to wait for heartbeat to be over.

ALP said...

Today's Google Doodle is a blast if you haven't "played" it yet.

David Baker said...

It seems to me that sending in an A-10 Warthog would be more effective than getting in one lucky shot. In other words, take 'em all out and be done with it. Which would be the ultimate "psychological" effect.

David Baker said...

Really now, is Whole Foods holier than thou?

MaxedOutMama said...

I too am stuck - arugula triggers Obama memories. I can't see the word or hear the word without remembering that quote.

Inga, and other non-Trump voters - DON'T TRY BOB ELLISON'S recipe!!! It was a plant by Russian spies who are attempting to fix the 2018 elections. It's not that it's not delicious, but if you eat it you will find yourself locked in the bathroom late at night, secretly reading "Atlas Shrugged". In the final stage of the poisoning-induced dementia, some recovering addicts have reported pulling the "R" lever in the voting booth. Very scary, very insidious.

Loved the Dilbert strips!

FullMoon said...

Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who tried to unseat Ms. Pelosi as House minority leader late last fall, said she remained a political millstone for Democrats. But Mr. Ryan said the Democratic brand had also become “toxic” in much of the country because voters saw Democrats as “not being able to connect with the issues they care about.”

“Our brand is worse than Trump,” he said.

bgates said...

And no, there aren't any reasonable people who are calling for Comey's prosecution. Only unreasonable people.

66% of GOP voters say Comey should be prosecuted, says Rasmussen.

Must be tough, being the lifelong member of an organization filled with so many unreasonable people.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Yancey Ward said...
Chuck,

I know you are smarter than this


Bless your heart, Yancey, that was nice what you said about Chuck.

Virtually Unknown said...

Does driving while high have any impact on auto accident rates? Legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington correlates to about a 3 percent increase in auto collision claim frequencies compared to states without such legislation, according to a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study. It's the first one the group has conducted since the drug went on sale legally.

More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes," the study said.


Remember how angry posters here got at the slightest suggestion that such a thing were possible? "Us potheads drive slower when we are high!" Yada yada yada...

Etienne said...

Virtually Unknown said...You forgot to wait for heartbeat to be over.

I'm a terrible squirrel hunter.

Meade said...

And if you do try Bob Ellison's recipe, I caution you to let it cool a bit before taking your first bite. Uverwise you migh buh uh woof uh y mouf.

Etienne said...

David Baker said...It seems to me that sending in an A-10 Warthog would be more effective than getting in one lucky shot.

Yea but, with an A-10, the chances of hitting people are nil. Everyone goes underground during an air raid.

Freeman Hunt said...

I made an amazing arugula dish the other day. Grace with kale, potato skins, non-fat sour cream, and almond extract. No salt, for goodness sake.

Bake at 600 degrees for two hours, and enjoy the heaven!


I think this recipe should be called "Damned Arugula."

walter said...

Oft-overlooked is Steve Miller's reference to arugula in Take the money and run.