July 2, 2017

At the Smizing Cat Café...

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... you can pose and make a melanious face.

38 comments:

Jack Wayne said...

Caption: Melania after torching Mika?

Hagar said...

If "free access to health care" is a "civil right," the Government is going to have to take over the health care industry itself.

Controlling and subsidizing the medical insurance industry is not going to do it.

policraticus said...

The Slovene who ate the canary.

Hagar said...

I think there are a lot of ideas that the Democrats have not thought through where their slogans really will be taking them.

Big Mike said...

Having chased off enough birds to assure a hearty serviceberry crop, the cat abides.

steve uhr said...

I think your dog friends are starting to get a little jeleous

Hagar said...

Is even what Obama/Repub-care is doing to the insurannce industry permissible under the Constitution? Is it not a kind of creeping nationalization?
Does the Supreme Court's rejection of Truman nationalizing the steel industry have any application today?

David Baker said...

The signature of Melania Trump is unique. Look how compressed it is, hardly any spacing between the letters. It’s highly controlled, nearly perfect in appearance – each stroke seemingly replicating the previous stroke, the letters lined up like rigid soldiers.

Here’s what her signature means:

The last place Melania wants to be is in the White House. She much prefers the role of mannequin; silent, aloof, detached.

The First Lady is an extremely private person, despite her once-career as a very public model. But she’s also practical, smart, and perceptive, which also explains her previous (non-speaking) career in the public eye.

She possesses an incredible desire for privacy. She can sit in the middle of a crowded room and never utter a word. Should she ever be interviewed for gain or posterity, it will be like pulling teeth, absent an ounce of spontaneity.

“Ice” might be a better word, a person always in control of her emotions. She is the calm in the eye of a storm, emotionally unaffected, clear-headed - the type of person valued in an emergency situation, an individual able to find the exits and/or render aid.

In intimate situations, it’s difficult for Melania to express herself in words. But she’s certainly not devoid of feelings. Things that impact her do so deeply, and last a lifetime. But getting her to display those feelings is quite another thing – in part because those feelings are normally buried deep beneath the surface.

There is at least one situation that will throw Melania off balance internally; lack of adequate time alone. Periods of quiet isolation keep her in balance, and amenable toward others. Take that away and you have a problem. But even here, she wears nothing on her sleeve; calm or storm, you’ll rarely if ever see a difference in her demeanor.

Her guiding light appears to be a strong sense of loyalty. Once committed, she’s in for life – at times even when such loyalties cease to be in her best interest. Loyal to people and ideas, which represent the personal continuity in her life.

Summary:
Her need for privacy is so intense that I have the unerring sense that if she had known her future husband was destined to become the president of the United States, she would have declined his offer of marriage. But once committed there’s no turning back for a person as loyal as Melania Trump.

Note: If you’re interested in my analysis of Donald Trump’s handwriting, click here.

tcrosse said...

if she had known her future husband was destined to become the president of the United States

I suspect that if Trump had known he would win, he wouldn't have run. But nobody except Scott Adams knew he would win.

Michael K said...

"I suspect that if Trump had known he would win, he wouldn't have run."

No, I think he has been thinking about it for some time.

I suspect it might have begun as a lark but he quickly sensed that this time was going to be very different.

I really think this is similar to 1860. Maybe to 1828 as well.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

First: I like the cat.

Second: What's the deal with Putin, this day's edition? Because honestly I do not get it.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

tcrosse, Michael K, why wouldn't he run? It's not as though Al Franken and Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't win. There's nothing at all about comedy or B-movies or reality TV to disallow you today.

Hagar said...

Public utility rates are set by negotiation with the State PRC to cover expenses and a "reasonable" profit margin.
Is it qualitatively different when Congress promises to reimburse the medical insurance companies for any losses they may incur from the U.S. Treasury?

tcrosse said...

tcrosse, Michael K, why wouldn't he run?

Maybe he was too smart to really want the job.

Hagar said...

Well, actually, I think The Donald is enjoying himself and having a lot of fun with this gig.

Big Mike said...

There is no 'i' in "melanous."

Michael K said...

" Michael K, why wouldn't he run? "

I expect he has been thinking abut it as there are videos of him talking about it years ago.

Maybe this time he decided to give it a try as he was going to be too old after this.

If I were him, I would give the thing a try and not spend $100 million like JEB.

I think it was the next step in reality TV. Then, I think, he sensed it could happen for real.

He has changed all the rules. The social media thing is unique.

I don't know what US politics will look like in 2024.

First, I still think a big economic crisis is coming. The 24 trillion debt will never be repaid.

I was collecting gold until the election. Now, I think Trump might hold it off another few years.

The Congress is playing with dynamite, I think they will come around with the agenda but, if they don't, there will be hell to pay.

My wife and I are holed up in Arizona, out of the nut house CA.

We can ride out a lot.

And a lot is coming but maybe after my time.

Saint Croix said...

Today I went shopping for shorts, shorts, shorts and shorts.

That's because I got down to one damn pair of shorts.

I think Althouse somehow got into my lizard brain and kept from buying shorts all those years. I got down to one pair of shorts. It was a shorts emergency. So I bought shorts, shorts, shorts and shorts.

Ann Althouse said...

"There is no 'i' in "melanous.""

You're telling me how to spell the word I coined?

rehajm said...

That's some serious skank on the cushion. Is that the type of indoor/outdoor fabric you can take the hose to?

Big Mike said...

"Melanous" is a medical term describing a dark pigmented skin condition. I naturally assumed that's what you meant, Professor, as you would never be so lacking in decorum as to imply that our First Lady has a cat-like face.

Big Mike said...

Especially when she clearly doesn't.

karlpopperghost said...

LOL - "This is the part of the 1953 sci-fi movie where the scientists realize the high voltage lines & atom bombs only make the monster bigger"

https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/881514946663784449

It's Trumpzilla..........Trumptha!!

walter said...

Dylan appropriated at Facebook of Solidarity Sing Along

walter said...

Yes, she does have a squinty feline look to her eyes.

David Baker said...

Before I comment, take a look at Ivanka Trump’s signature and tell me what you think. What do you believe it says about the writer?

Browndog said...

Ann Althouse said...

"There is no 'i' in "melanous.""

You're telling me how to spell the word I coined?


Oops.

chickelit said...

The First Lady looks more vulpine than melanious.

chickelit said...

Or, more vulpine than feline.

chickelit said...

If Althouse rightly claims "melanious", may I have "melanic"? A while back I wondered about the suffices "ous" and "ic" and whether those pair wise endings existed outside of chemistry. link

Melanic would be a greater degree of melanious.

cf said...

Ah, Althouse, thank you for giving our lovely First Lady some luv.

I will buy any magazine cover with her on it, but they have it blacked out, so I am buying some summer reading from your portal in honor of your new word.

and Shalom Shalom to Melania Trump.

Be said...

Snort! Didn't people use to say the same thing, too, about the previous FLOTUS's Dark Face? Back then, it was Cacophany. Nowadays, a stern look is Visually Melodious.

(Harmony:Eclectic::Cacophony:Heteroclete)

That almost bobcat-like Tiger is Gorgeous.

Ann Althouse said...

I should have made it melanial, to get the a in there.

But someone would tell me I'm misspelling millennial.

Big Mike said...

Damn right, lady.

walter said...

Why should people care what "FL" looks like? Meaningless.
Just keep them from levers of power...

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walter said...

Melania doesn't seek it either. It would be awesome if she publicly stated disdain for invoking the faux power of "first lady"...set a standard for the future.
Any naysayers should contemplate Slick Willie as "first Lady".

Kevin said...
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