October 28, 2017

At Daisy's Café...

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... you can run all over the place.

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62 comments:

Big Mike said...

I guess Zeus the dog will be back once he returns from being rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Ann Althouse said...

Zeus was there too. He was giving 2 dogs an outing today, and I tagged along.

Nancy said...

Love!!! the tongue.

tcrosse said...

He was giving 2 dogs an outing today

They're gay ?

Meade said...

Gay. Not gay. It's 2017. We're all out and proud.

Sebastian said...

"Gay. Not gay." There you go again, with your binary thinking. Off to re-ed camp with you.

Laslo Spatula said...

Meade said...
"Gay. Not gay. It's 2017. We're all out and proud."

I'm out and proud because I'm not wearing pants.

I am Laslo.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Sawyer Brown-cafe' down on the corner

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
No reason to now
He's just a little out of place

They say crime don't pay
But neither does farmin' these days
And the coffee is cold
And he's fifty years old
And he's gotta learn to live some other way

At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
He's busin' tables now
He's just a little out of place

And the meek shall inherit the earth
And the bank shall repossess it
This job don't pay half what it's worth
But it's a thankful man that gets it
At the cafe down on the corner

With a lost look on his face
There ain't no fields to plow
He's wishin' for one now
He's just a little out of place

All these soldiers without wars
And hometown boys without a home
Farmers without fields
Dealers without deals
And they sit here drinkin' coffee all alone
At the cafe down on the corner
With a lost look on their face
There ain't no fields to plow
They're wishin' for one now
They're just a little out of place

Songwriters: M. McAnally
Cafe on the Corner lyrics © Beginner Music

southcentralpa said...

Was thinking again about the Meat Raffle post, and it occurred to me you could do a lot with the "Althouse template".

She finds Tig Notaro's "One Mississippi" on Amazon Prime, decides to go to the Gulf Coast (in the Winter, obviously) and discovers grits.

References a New Yorker piece that moves from a "My Cousin Vinnie"-esque anecdote about encountering grits for the first time that segues into a culturo-political history of nixtamalization, an Atlantic think piece wondering if because of the Mesoamerican origins of nixtamalization, grits are a de-colonizing force on the South, and a NYT piece about how the alt-Right is responsible for a lack of adoption of nixtamalization in Africa, leading to widespread pellagra there.

And of course, a perusal of the OED entry that discusses how the usage wavered between "gritty" and "grits" before showing that a now-unknown novel from 1924 firmly enthroned the term "grits" ...

Anyone else got one ... ?

Chuck said...

Jonah Goldberg at NRO, saying pretty much everything I'd like to be said about Trump this week:

And, finally, there’s the fact that, like Trump, many of these people don’t care about policy either. As Michael Brendan Dougherty recently pointed out, the culture-war spats and nasty personal fights are to a very real extent Trump’s true agenda, or at least it’s what people who love the Trump Show love about the Trump Show.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/453210/trump-republican-snowflake-caucus-loyalty-not-agenda-important-trump

Kevin said...

What happened to Jeff Flake:

Flake is helpless because there's no real constituency in America for what he favors: low taxes and spending, openness to immigration and trade, international collaboration where America honors its commitments, and polite public behavior.

There is one coalition of voters that favors a much larger and more active government than Flake wants. Many of these voters share a portion of Flake's values (they may share his commitment to openness and politeness, for example) but they also oppose him on various social issues where he is conservative and they are liberal. Flake does not have a home in the Democratic Party with these voters.

The other coalition of voters is the one Flake relied on all along to get elected. But it turns out they don't care very much about some of the policy ideas Flake thought were important. And they outright oppose him on others, like immigration. And many of these voters have come to view nastiness and crudity as virtues, since they think politeness norms have been weaponized by an establishment that wants to exclude them — or just because they are jerks.

It was essentially an accident that Flake and elected officials like him were able to harness the Republican electoral coalition for so long to back an agenda that excluded policies those voters cared about (like immigration restriction) and included ones they opposed (like cutting Medicare). Now that's over, and he has nowhere to go.


http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-flake-retiring-reelection-trump-implications-2017-10

Kevin said...

From Chuck's quoted article above:

The great bulk of elected Republicans have surrendered to the forces of Donald J. Trump. And they didn’t even put up much of a fight. Has a hostile takeover of a historic institution ever been accomplished with less resistance? The flag of surrender went up before many blows were even landed.

So the idiots at NR didn't notice Trump beat 15 lifelong Republicans to win the nomination? And the idiots in Congress didn't realize the people picked him over them?

It's not an issue of the GOPe "surrendering". About a year ago an election happened. About a year ago, many people like Ryan and McConnell thought Trump might come into office and do their bidding. It's taken a year for that fantasy to lose its power over them. It's taken a year for them to realize Trump did come into power with principles ("get better trade deals", "build a wall") and he wasn't interested in winning an election just to hand over all the power to the people who had no interest in such things.

The GOPe didn't "surrender", they LOST. They lost before Hillary lost. And as such, they're coming to terms with it slightly ahead of her as well.

Humperdink said...

I see the Badgers beat the Confederacy in college football today. I will be surprised if there is not an uproar over the Fighting Illini's uniform choice.

rhhardin said...

Did God create the universe intentionally, deliberately, or on purpose.

The most likely thing is deliberately, but not on purpose or intentionally.

He was on his way to take care of another matter, and the only way to get to it in time was to create the universe.

So he did, deliberately. But it was never his intention to create it - the other matter consumed all his intentions - and it was not on purpose, it being no part of his purpose.

This is why he seems not to care about it.

See J.L.Austin "Three Ways of Spilling Ink," the go-cart analogy.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Kevin said...

The great bulk of elected Republicans have surrendered... And they didn’t even put up much of a fight... The flag of surrender went up before many blows were even landed.

The Republicasn in Congress had many years of experience with preemptive surrender.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

There is one coalition of voters that favors a much larger and more active government than Flake wants. Many of these voters share a portion of Flake's values (they may share his commitment to openness and politeness, for example)

Big-government liberals have a commitment to openness and politeness? Seriously?

And many of these voters have come to view nastiness and crudity as virtues, since they think politeness norms have been weaponized by an establishment that wants to exclude them — or just because they are jerks.

Most don't think nastiness and crudity are virtues. And the issue is not that politeness norms have been weaponized, because there hasn't been a politeness norm for a long time. There has been a double-standard norm, where politeness has been expected from one side, while nastiness has been accepted from the other.

etbass said...

I don't follow baseball all that much but generally enjoy the world series. This year, it seems like a freak show, all the gross facial hair, blue hair, shaved sides with artistry attempted, unshaven, etc. I can't enjoy the game for the distraction. Whatever happened to clean shaven guys who were getting attention with their game, not their appearance?

Fabi said...

Goldberg sputtered: "I prefer to fight. If you don’t like that, remember “But he fights!” can be a principle for everyone — for people without principles and also for those of us who have them."

How did that National Review fight against Trump in the primaries work out for you, Slugger?

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pacwest said...

That's not the dog you are processing Hillary's book through is it? Poor guy.

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tcrosse said...
He was giving 2 dogs an outing today

They're gay ?
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No..Trump supporters. It's Madison, WI.

Chuck said...

And the idiots in Congress didn't realize the people picked him over them?

I'd be interested in the data on that. My understanding is that Congressional Republicans outperformed Trump across the board, across the nation.

Trump won; he beat Clinton, we can all agree on that. But almost nowhere were Republicans more broadly favorable to Trump, than their own congressional Republicans.

At least that is my general understanding. WaPo seems to agree (this article focused on the Senate, which is probably a good measure):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/09/despite-his-surprise-victory-trump-still-underperformed-most-republican-senate-candidates/?utm_term=.5b8d83191ee5

southcentralpa said...

Chuck,

I know here in PA, Toomey had to walk a very narrow tightrope. He rode Trump's coat-tails in coal/steel country (SW), but sufficiently distanced himself to outperform Trump in the Philly suburbs, and both did well in the "T" (PA that's not Pittsburgh or Philly).

Big Mike said...

@Humperdink, the Illini were honoring Harold “Red” Grange, one of the greatest running backs of all time. Grange was nicknamed “the Grey Ghost” by the sportswriters. They dress in grey for one home game each year.

Big Mike said...

@Chuckie, I stopped reading Jonah Goldberg because he is the type of conservative who infuriated me back when I was active in local politics. He wants everything his way, or he sits on his hands in the corner and pouts. Lots of conservatives are like him — all or nothing at all, they don’t care which. So mostly they get nothing.

Over on the other side, the hard core lefties take what they can get and keep coming relentlessly. In the end they get everything they wanted, so they keep wanting more.

Here’s an analogy. A conservative like Goldberg comes to the Thanksgiving table and wants turkey with sausage stuffing. Well he can’t have sausage stuffing, they made apple stuffing this year. So he leaves the table in a huff and goes hungry. A hardcore lefty comes to the table and is told, no, he can’t have turkey, just a cold cheese sandwich. Well, okay, but could he have a little turkey on the sandwich? Just a tiny piece. Why thank you! And maybe a little more, please? And a drumstick? Yes, he’ll take some apple stuffing, but maybe next time you cook s turkey, could you do sausage stuffing?

Big Mike said...

@Humperfink, if you don’t like grey, then avert your eyes from Buckeyes football.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do
I'm half crazy all for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two

Guildofcannonballs said...

First thing I thought of Ritno, then Gatsby.

It was below my posting standards.

Oh but when you post it it reflects well on you...

Ann Althouse said...

Deleting the spam and the reference to it.

Take care!

Big Mike said...

@Humperdink, at least in Illinois they know that Lincoln not only never owned slaves, but acted at great political risk to free them. This is in marked contrast to UW-Mad students.

Humperdink said...

Big Mike responded: "@Humperdink, the Illini were honoring Harold “Red” Grange, one of the greatest running backs of all time. Grange was nicknamed “the Grey Ghost” by the sportswriters. They dress in grey for one home game each year."

So they were honoring a white guy? BTW, I believe his nickname was the Galloping Ghost, which is as white as you can get. Prolly a white supremacist to boot.

Ann Althouse said...

Ugh. Why are people talking about that Lincoln statue thing? There was a protest over a year ago and someone wrote a post thinking it's a current story and people keep linking to it.

Somebody said something dumb last year.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Thank you for the rude comment, GOC. Posting standards, indeed.

traditionalguy said...

The Episcopalians in Alexandria have thrown the slave owner from Mt Vernon out of their church. Apparently fighting England’s world Empire for 8 years just made England’s Church still despise you after 240 years of Rebellion. You just can ‘t please DC globalists.

But the Presbyterians who made up 80% of the Patriot Army will gladly let our General Washington be honored in our church.

jaed said...

I'm out and proud because I'm not wearing pants.

RompHim, then?

AReasonableMan said...

I'm thinking the indictments are for Hilary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and the Podestas. Maybe Valerie Jarrett, but I'm less certain on this one.

Humperdink said...

@ARM. What about Bill? Oh I forgot, he took ol' Harv's seat in rehab. Mueller will need to wait until he's cured. Should take about a week or so.

AReasonableMan said...

From Reddit:

"Obama (D) – 8 yrs in office. Zero criminal indictments, zero convictions and zero prison sentences. So the next time somebody describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth.
Bush, George W. (R) – 8 yrs in office. 16 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 9 prison sentences.
Clinton (D) – 8 yrs in office. 2 criminal indictments. One conviction. One prison sentence. That’s right nearly 8 yrs of investigations. Tens of millions spent and 30 yrs of claiming them the most corrupt ever and there was exactly one person convicted of a crime.
Bush, George H. W. (R) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment. One conviction. One prison sentence.
Reagan (R) – 8 yrs in office. 26 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 8 prison sentences.
Carter (D) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment. Zero convictions and zero prison sentences.
Ford (R) – 4 yrs in office. One indictment and one conviction. One prison sentence.
Nixon (R) – 6 yrs in office. 76 criminal indictments. 55 convictions. 15 prison sentences.
Johnson (D) – 5 yrs in office. Zero indictments. Zero convictions. Zero prison sentences.
So, let’s see where that leaves us. In the last 53 years, Democrats have been in the Oval Office for 25 of those years, while Republicans held it for 28. In their 25 yrs in office Democrats had a total of three executive branch officials indicted with one conviction and one prison sentence. That’s one whole executive branch official convicted of a crime in two and a half decades of Democrat leadership.
In the 28 yrs that Republicans have held office over the last 53 yrs they have had a total of (a drum roll would be more than appropriate), 120 criminal indictments of executive branch officials. 89 criminal convictions and 34 prison sentences handed down. That’s more prison sentences than years in office since 1968 for Republicans."

My question, do indictments of Democrats during a Republican administration count against the Red team or the Blue?

Hagar said...

Doubt it. Most likely former anonymice "lying to a Federal agent" with no recordings, differing memories, and much parsing of sentences.

traditionalguy said...

Evander’s son Elijah is the 5th string freshman RB for Georgia and he is playing now that GA leads FLorida 42-0. So he scored on a long run. He is a Woodward Academy boy, where all my kids went. Life is good.

tcrosse said...

"Obama (D) – 8 yrs in office. Zero criminal indictments, zero convictions and zero prison sentences. So the next time somebody describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth.

Who, pray, would have brought criminal charges during the Obama administration ? The FBI, the DOJ ?

Humperdink said...

Arm related: "Obama (D) – ..... So the next time somebody describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth."

ARM, you buying this? Ask Brian Terry's widow if the Big O's administration was scandal free.

Robin Eatmon said...

Yes, a dog!

Hagar said...

And of course all sides may agree that Paul Manafort is expendable and would make an excellent sacrificial lamb.

Meade said...

"Whatever happened to clean shaven guys who were getting attention with their game, not their appearance?"

The 70s came to an end. Mercifully.

Big Mike said...

@Humperdink, I was going to apologize for my typo the second time I responded to you, but now I’m not going to do that. “Humperfink” you shall be.

BTW, you are right about Grange being the “Galloping Ghost,” but he was also called the Gray Ghost by sportswriter Grantland Rice:

“A streak of fire, a breath of flame
Eluding all who reach and clutch;
A gray ghost thrown into the game
That rival hands may never touch;
A rubber bounding, blasting soul
Whose destination is the goal —
Red Grange of Illinois!”

Mike Sylwester said...

Consortium News recently published an article by Robert Parry titled "Russia-gate Breeds ‘Establishment McCarthyism’". Excerpts follow.

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.... We are witnessing now amid the Russia-gate frenzy is what might be called “Establishment McCarthyism,” traditional media/political powers demonizing and silencing dissent that questions mainstream narratives.

This extraordinary assault on civil liberties is cloaked in fright-filled stories about “Russian propaganda” and wildly exaggerated tales of the Kremlin’s “hordes of Twitter bots,” but its underlying goal is to enforce Washington’s “groupthinks” by creating a permanent system that shuts down or marginalizes dissident opinions ...

How the idea of giving Americans access to divergent political opinions and information about valid issues such as income inequality and environmental dangers constitutes threats to American “democracy” is hard to comprehend. ...

On Tuesday, the Times published a front-page story entitled “YouTube Gave Russians Outlet Portal Into U.S.” that essentially cried out for the purging of RT from YouTube. ... Yet, the article doesn’t actually dissect any RT article that could be labeled false or propagandistic. It simply alludes generally to news items that contained information critical of Hillary Clinton ...

There is a grave issue of press freedom when the Times essentially calls for the shutting down of access to a news organization that may highlight or report on stories that the Times and other mainstream outlets downplay or ignore. ....

There is also a more coercive element to what’s going on. RT is facing demands from the Justice Department that it register as a “foreign agent” or face prosecution. Clearly, the point is to chill the journalism done by RT’s American reporters, hosts and staff who now fear being stigmatized as something akin to traitors.

You might wonder: where are the defenders of press freedom and civil liberties? Doesn’t anyone in the mainstream media or national politics recognize the danger to a democracy coming from enforced groupthinks? Is American democracy so fragile that letting Americans hear “another side of the story” must be prevented? ....

The answer seems to be that many liberals and progressives are so blinded by their fury over Donald Trump’s election that they don’t care what lines are crossed to destroy or neutralize him. Plus, for some liberal entities, there’s lots of money to be made.

For instance, the American Civil Liberties Union has made its “resistance” to the Trump administration an important part of its fundraising. So, the ACLU is doing nothing to defend the rights of news organizations and journalists under attack.

When I asked ACLU about the Justice Department’s move against RT and other encroachments on press freedom, I was told by ACLU spokesman Thomas Dresslar: “Thanks for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, I’ve been informed that we do not have anyone able to speak to you about this.”

Meanwhile, the Times and other traditional “defenders of a free press” are now part of the attack machine against a free press. While much of this attitude comes from the big media’s high-profile leadership of the anti-Trump Resistance and anger at any resistors to the Resistance, mainstream news outlets have chafed for years over the Internet undermining their privileged role as the gatekeepers of what Americans get to see and hear.

For a long time, the big media has wanted an excuse to rein in the Internet and break the small news outlets that have challenged the power – and the profitability – of the Times, Post, CNN, etc. Russia-gate and Trump have become the cover for that restoration of mainstream authority. ...

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https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/26/russia-gate-breeds-establishment-mccarthyism/

Humperdink said...

Since we are picking at nits Big Mike, Grange may have been labelled the Gray Ghost by Rice, but was known far and wide as the Galloping Ghost.

https://www.espn.com/sportscentury/features/00014213.html

Humperfink? Classy.

Hagar said...

As much as the FBI is involved in this matter - or matters - I do not think any one having any connection to the FBI whatever should have been chosen special prosecutor.

However, I think the Republicans calling for Mueller to resign should STFU. He was so chosen, so now just hang on and see where it goes. Maybe he will surprise everybody and actually run a clean show.

Big Mike said...

Classy? Glad you like it.

Oh, Hell. Yes, you’re right about Grange. I knew that; I was in Block I when I was an undergraduate. I was there when Dick Butkus played football and Grabowski was fullback. But they were wearing the grey uniforms in honor of Grange, that is what I read.

There was one sweep Butkus defended where t saw him shrug off three blockers while moving laterally, going as fast sideways, squared to the line of scrimmage, as the running back was moving faced forward. In the end the RB had a choice between running out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage or turning upfield and getting hit at the line of scrimmage by Dick Butkus.

Good times. Good times.

Chuck said...

About that Jonah Goldberg online column; I see what he is talking about, every single day here on the Althouse comments. Commenters that just love the combative us-against-the-press stories. You want the stories about Mika's face; about the NFL and the national anthem; anything about ex-president Obama and about not-president Hillary; about "the deep state," about whatever Trump tweeted about this morning at 4:30 am.

Health care bores you, like it bores Trump and it bores Althouse. She knows her audience and she caters to it rather skillfully. Health care isn't sexy. Entitlement reform bores you, or worse.

I think Jonah totally nailed it.

Big Mike said...

@Hagar, I agree. But I think the odds of Mueller being honest and running a clean investigation are vanishingly small. I have much more faith in the American people to see past the bullshit than I have in federal lawyers who’ve spent too much time in the swamp.

Hagar said...

But at least wait until there is something to complain about. Hollering now only sounds as if they are afraid to be found out - and of course, that there is something to be found.

AReasonableMan said...

Chuck said...
Health care bores you, like it bores Trump and it bores Althouse. She knows her audience and she caters to it rather skillfully. Health care isn't sexy. Entitlement reform bores you, or worse.


It is more complex that this, a large fraction of Trump voters benefit from and support these various entitlement programs and are not anxious for change.

Chuck said...

AReasonableMan said...
Chuck said...
"Health care bores you, like it bores Trump and it bores Althouse. She knows her audience and she caters to it rather skillfully. Health care isn't sexy. Entitlement reform bores you, or worse."

It is more complex that this, a large fraction of Trump voters benefit from and support these various entitlement programs and are not anxious for change.

You could be right. I run into so many Trump supporters who are white men in their late sixties and seventies who are all on Medicare, and are griping about how bad "Obamacare" is. When it doesn't touch them.

And there must be a great many more men, in their fifties and early sixties, who are independent-contracting tradesmen, natural Republican voters, who've been substantially advantaged by the age-rating cost-containment in the ACA.

jaed said...

Incorporated by reference.

William said...

@Chuck: Obama did not touch Medicare benefits, but he did lower the reimbursement rate for physicians that accept M/C by 8%. As a result,some physicians stopped accepting MC patients. The 8% savings was funneled to support Obamacare......I think the long term plan is to have universal Medicaid. If you have no insurance and get Medicaid, then you come out ahead. If you had good insurance and it was downgraded to Medicaid, then you're a loser in life's great lottery.......I think even more than health insurance, food is a basic human need. Perhaps Americans should rethink their opposition to collective farms. All the leading agronomists agree that they the savings of scale involved in large nationalized farms would generate increased crops at a lower cost.. Plus, if these farms were placed under scientific management by farmers who are alert to the dangers of global warming and the health benefits of kale, the health of our citizens and the environment they live in could be increased immeasurably. Subsequently there would be less need for healthcare. Collective farms are definitely the way to go.

David Baker said...

Daisy couldn't look happier to be out and about. Bird in the bush, bird in the hand, makes no difference just to be running in the grass.

Six points awarded, Meade & Co..

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urbane legend said...

Guildofcannonballs said...
Sawyer Brown-cafe' down on the corner

Great song! Sawyer Brown's best.
If I might comment on the Weinstein business, and I'm sure someone pointed this out and I missed it: where are the feminists, feminists by their own definition, in all this? Aren't feminists supposed to be empowered women who make their own choices and go their own way? So why are all these " feminists " now speaking out about being harassed?

Why haven't feminists in Hollywood built their own studios, produced their own movies outside of the good old boy network? Or is feminism, in the final analysis, really just noise, and only about free birth control, equal pay, and abortion?