November 28, 2017

At the Sunset Café...

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96 comments:

Lance said...

So why hasn't the Nat'l Enquirer published the dirt on Clinton yet? It's been twenty years, Clinton must have left a trail of harassed and assaulted women and girls. They got Edwards no problem. They've pushed enough of the Hillary/Huma stuff. Are they not paying enough?

They didn't get Weinstein, Moore, Franken, Rangel, Thrush or Rose either. Or any of the other less-well-known #MeToo villains.

What's the point of tabloids if they don't get the good stuff?

BJM said...

Faux outrage? or heap big campaign money raiser?

Pocahontas.com has been redirecting since June 2016.

roesch/voltaire said...

The National tweeter who continues to attack the media and CNN has had it desired affect, Lybia now quotes Trump to discredit the CNN report on slave auctions in that country. Endandering foreign reporters is a new low.







Big Mike said...

I'm April Ryan and I say that you downloaded that picture from the Internet.

Original Mike said...

Beautiful sunset tonight. The clouds are about 6 hours late (vis a vis the forecast) in moving out. I've set the refractor up tonight; got a new eyepiece to evaluate. Transparency is forecast to be good; the seeing forecast to be bad. Sure can't complain about the temperature. Dry too, and the wind has finally dropped.

Tommy Duncan said...

Blogger roesch/voltaire said...

"Endandering foreign reporters is a new low."


At first I thought you had made an unfounded statement. Then I realized you were talking about "dander". I agree that spreading cat or dog dander on foreign reporters is dastardly.

madAsHell said...

I once walked out the back door of a house, and saw a similar orange glow through the trees. There was a 2 alarm fire up the hill.

rehajm said...

Endandering foreign reporters is a new low

Endandering. Heh. Lefties are all about feelz...

rehajm said...

... And the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity

Evergreen.

Humperdink said...

"Endandering foreign reporters is a new low."

A new low, you say? I wonder where Libyan ambassadors rank on the endangerment scale. Especially if they are dead.

Sebastian said...

"Endandering foreign reporters is a new low." Lower than dead Americans, sure.

Fortunately, the slave auctions, courtesy of Hill and Barry's regime change, are nothing to worry about.

AReasonableMan said...

JIM GERAGHTY said ...
Some Moore supporters argued that Corfman’s credibility is unreliable because of her three divorces and a messy financial history that involves filing for bankruptcy several times. (Needless to say, no fan of Donald Trump should be discounting anyone’s credibility because of life events like that.)

james james said...

"This is where Ann Althouse has written every day since January 14, 2004 about whatever has happened to interest her at the moment."

I like that.

-jj

MadisonMan said...

I'm April Ryan and I say that you downloaded that picture from the Internet.

Does Chuck agree?

Tommy Duncan said...

We are enjoying glorious fall weather in the upper Midwest. The last few days have provided an opportunity for yard work, window cleaning and cutting fire wood.

The sunrises and sunsets are humbling to witness. The beauty of the past few days is a gift from above.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I noticed a long time ago that November sunsets seem especially dramatic and beautiful. I've enjoyed them.

Michael K said...

ARM is a little weak on BK law. What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, ARM ?

Michael K said...

Muted sunset tonight. Overcast. Juliet and I took a walk but nothing worth photographing.

rehajm said...

Another (futile) attempt at holding Sen. Warren accountable for cultural appropriation and abusing affirmative action.

Original Mike said...

"I noticed a long time ago that November sunsets seem especially dramatic and beautiful. I've enjoyed them."

More eye-catxhing with the leafs newly down?

roesch/voltaire said...

I deserve the cuts for that spelling error, but I think this attack on the media and international reporters is a dangerous move, but of course it will keep us from knowing all kinds of things like what happened in Niger.

Big Mike said...

@roesch, the way I see it the press picked the fight with Trump, not Trump with them. He's giving them more than he gets, which works for most of us. Like Obama blowing up that wedding procession with his drones, sometimes there's a little collateral damage.

AReasonableMan said...

Michael K said...
ARM is a little weak on BK law.


Not so weak that I don't know that Trump used Chapter 11. But you are old, yet still you have to work. Finance is not really your thing, is it?

steve uhr said...

Pocahontas was a true hero.. And yet trump compares her to someone he despises. How does that work.

Lucien said...

I'm going to make a comment here and then insist that Althouse acknowledge it on another entirely unrelated thread. I'll probably e-mail her about it privately and then send her a follow-up e-mail when I've rethought my position. I'll insist she acknowledge those e-mails in her blogging too.

I'll do these things because I'm insane.

Lucien said...

Steve Uhr, there are two female Native American names that everyone knows - Pocahontas and Sacajawea. If you're going to ridicule a white woman for falsely claiming to be a Native American, you have to pick one or the other. That's how that works.

You want it to be otherwise, please do propose a different name. That's what I thought - no one else can think of one either. Other than Stands With A Fist, the white chick from Dances With Wolves. And she doesn't count on account of she's made up.

surfed said...

Trump is an intellectual illiterate when it comes to Native American "history". And good on him as the Aussies say.

Lucien said...

Steve Uhr, setting aside the Disney movie, can you explain what Pocahontas did that made her a "true hero"? Please show your work.

AReasonableMan said...

Lucien said...
That's what I thought - no one else can think of one either


Tiger Lily.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"And yet trump compares her to someone he despises. How does that work."

DJT is gross. As Lucien noted, DJT is just grabbing a Native American name and using it as an insult. For him this name is the equal insult re 'low-energy', 'crooked', 'lyin', etc.

If he wasn't racist he'd stick w/ Faux-cahontas. But, he doesn't get why non-racists see that there's a difference.

Lucien said...

Well played ARM, well played.

AReasonableMan said...

Sing for me the song of the mighty tea party,
those relentless deficit hawks we saw on TV.
And sing a song of the righteous tea party,
and their battle with Obama, the Profligate One.

A tide of woe befalls us,
a 1.7 trillion hole in the budget blown,
to fund tax cuts for the One (percenters).

Sing for me the song of the mighty tea party,
and soothe my fear that it was all just hackery.
Where are they now that righteous tea party?
In thrall to Trump, the profligate pussy (grabber) he.

Lucien said...

I went to the Wikipedia list of well known female Native Americans and oddly, Elizabeth Warren wasn't on it. Despite the fact that Rebecca Adamson (?) the famous (?) Cherokee businesswoman/person and advocate (?) was on the list. Wikipedia, whattaya gonna do?

BJM said...

@roesch I would agree were Trump actually threatening or censoring the press; name one story his admin has used the force of government to ban from publication, journalist he's arrested, or news org he's closed down. They are self-destructing quite nicely on their own.

Trump's Twitter trolling and lampooning their excesses and partisanship with ridicule is fair game and damned entertaining too.

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Ken B said...

Didn’t CNN with their Day Of Rage prove Trump right?
Forget that they misrepresented his tweets. Forget that having reporters in Nether Nowhere doesn’t prove you are honest. They devoted a whole day to reporting on a few tweets. How can anyone pretend that's real news? Or that they are impartial?

Here's the WaPo story https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/28/cnn-stars-blitzer-cooper-amanpour-and-others-fire-back-at-trump-in-day-of-rage/?utm_term=.85d0391b8afd

Ken B said...

What we here now from the Left (!) is that criticizing a for profit multinational is a threat to free speech. That dissing a multi million dollar a year talking head in Washington threatens the safety of 30k a year stringers in Kuala Lumpur — and we hear this from the *Left*.

chickelit said...

Third big problem -- who staged the Native American men right in front of the Andrew Jackson portrait? If it was intentional, it was disrespectful. If it wasn't intentional, it's ignorance.

I believe that a portrait of Jackson looks over Trump's desk. Should the portrait have been removed? Or should the photographer have shot it from a more "tasteful" angle? Isn't it enough that Jackson is being replaced on the $20 bill? What's next, wwww, tearing down statues?

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chickelit said...

Lucien said...
That's what I thought - no one else can think of one either

For lefties, there's always Cynthia Ann Parker.

n.n said...

CNN already lacked credibility when they did not report on Obama's opening of abortion fields in Niger, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, etc. Or their segue to refugee crises, defended by NGOs and progressive organizations (e.g. churches), and an accurate recreation of the trail of tears for people who escaped and were left behind in the abortion zones opened by global elective wars. To think how obsessive they were under select administrations.

buwaya said...

If this were Mexico, Malinche (Cortez' translator and mistress) would serve.
Latter day Mexican nationalists have turned her into a traitor, a collaborator.

n.n said...

It's a mistake to conflate the progressive diversity (i.e. color, tribe) of people that occupied this land. Conflating all of the people as "Indian" or "Native American" does injustice to the people who were pressured by inter and intra-tribal wars, slavery, abortion, discrimination, and land expansions, and their choice to ally with Americans against common enemies.

chickelit said...

@ARM: Have you got a tune for your 9:14? Otherwise, pretty weak tea.

buwaya said...

Calling someone Pocahontas seems to me an insult of a different sort.
The implication, specific to the historical Pocahontas, is to say that she is presuming above her station, Pocahontas being not just a "princess", but an authentic ancestress of much of the Virginia Tidewater aristocracy, IIRC.

Looking at this from the outside, it seems to me plenty of white Americans like to claim Indian descent, it is now romantic to do so.

It's an interesting parallel to Spanish people claiming to have Jewish or Moorish or even Gypsy descent. This has been a thing since the 19th century. Of course, it won't do, under most circumstances, to actually be a gypsy, unless one is a professional guitarist or flamenco performer. ,

narciso said...

The things we concern ourself with, her long lost ancestor actually hunted down cherokees


https://mobile.twitter.com/with_integrity?p=s

Rockeye said...
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ceowens said...

Kateri Tekakwitha - Lily of the Mohawks

chickelit said...

Looking at this from the outside, it seems to me plenty of white Americans like to claim Indian descent, it is now romantic to do so.

In D.C., Post subscribers can virtue signal by kneeling at Redskin games or by showing solidarity with kneelers at Redskin games.

David Begley said...

Next time Rocket Man launches, Trump shoots it down.

David Baker said...

Is "Mad Dog" Mattis really a chicken-shit?

If not, what's he waiting for? Or is Trump the chicken-shit, double daring, triple daring, until finally one of Kim's ICBM's lands on the United States.

This is one of those outrageously obvious situations that not even hindsight is worth waiting for.

Meanwhile, Kim retains full first-strike options, while we play boats in the China Sea - instead of declaring all future missile launches from North Korea to be an act of war.

Sebastian said...

For white Americans, Pocahontas is a figure of respect. There's nothing racist about invoking her name. The derogation comes from SJWs: Pocahontas stands for working with whites--even loving them. That is inexcusable.

Applying the name to Warren was a mistake: in his bumbling way, Trump misremembered the usual righty smear against Fauxahontas. Of course, his point was to call BS on her false exploitation of her phony native narrative.

Just as progs used accusations of retro moralism to shield prog pigs from conservative criticism of sexual harassment two decades ago, they now use the racism charge to shield one of their totem carriers against conservative criticism. Racism is a tool.

chickelit said...

w^4 wrote: It's a known racial insult, and it has nothing to do with politics. It's along the lines of calling someone a "indian princess" or that you're going to "scalp" someone. Or the very offensive slur s__w. Many Native Americans find these terms to be racial put-downs.

Our American forebears had the audacity to put stylized Native Americans on US coins. Nowadays, it's just a quorum of dead white males. How can you forgive them?

narciso said...

What this is really about:

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/in-draining-the-cfpb-swamp-trump-finds-monsters/

Drago said...

wwww: " Probably not. Does the Navaho nation know this? Yes. "

I refuse to allow someone who cannot even properly spell the Tribes name to lecture me about what they believe.

I'll let the Navajo warriors speak for themselves: "“The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes, and that didn’t offend me either,” Begay said."

http://www.dailywire.com/news/24045/navajo-code-talker-breaks-silence-after-trump-ryan-saavedra#

Ray said...

Begay is a true American hero and puts it in prospective.

Trump was being Trump, and beautifully trolled Warren and the Press. It was a joke, and I thought it funny.

Glenn Reynolds had an editorial in USA Today about slavery in Libya, and their being no mention of Hillary involvement in the press. How her Libya intervention caused this.

I’m amazed at BLM and they not mentioning the real slavery that happens in Africa. The hypocrisy is amazing.

Ralph L said...

Sunset

bgates said...

a 1.7 trillion hole in the budget

Projected median household income of around six hundred thousand dollars. I'll take it.

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Michael K said...

"Next time Rocket Man launches, Trump shoots it down."

One of the great scandals of the late 20th century is that we never developed the "Star Wars" missile systems because of the ABM Treaty, which was signed with a nation that no longer exists and Democrat intransigence.

A large percentage pf Americans think we could shoot down an ICBM but we can't.

urbane legend said...

buwaya said...
Looking at this from the outside, it seems to me plenty of white Americans like to claim Indian descent, it is now romantic to do so.

Or at least convenient. I don't think Senator Warren will admit that.

My wife wonders about the Indian descent claims. She has a brother who claims to be Indian these days. She said, "How did that happen? We have the same parents. Their ancestors are German and English."

rhhardin said...

Matt Lauer fired, whoever he is. I've heard the name. Imus called him creepy on Feb 28, 2014, according to my notes file.

rhhardin said...

Newsbabes only will the the final state. Whether you get to look up their dresses is an open question at this point. Do you want men tuned in or not.

Annie C said...

Matt Lauer fired over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." Yowza.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

My hair stylist, who has become a friend over the last 7 years on talking during haircuts, told me that she is part American Indian. I guessed Cherokee, but she quickly corrected me and told me her family was part Cheyenne.That is rare in Georgia which was a Cherokee and Choctaw/Creek area.

I looked up Cheyenne. They are an Algonquinian tribe that started in Minnesota but were pushed out onto the great plains and apparently west to Wyoming. They did the Sun Dance and used peace pipes for treaties. They allied with the Comanche and the Ute to fight off invaders.

One Cheyenne band famous for fighting was called the Dog Clan. When they later scouted for the USA, they became famous as the Dog Soldiers. Their great Chiefs include Dull Knife and Black Kettle.

rhhardin said...

Phil Griffin is next, according to Sid Rosenberg who was right about Lauer yesterday.

Imus called Griffin a gutless snake on Sept 4, 2008 and attacked him for some reason on February 6 2009.

I have no idea who he is.

traditionalguy said...

And BTW, she is good at giving a short hair cut.

rhhardin said...

Men are not walking in fear, unfortunately. They're walking in fuck-off mode. A hitch in the plan that will turn up.

rhhardin said...

Just leave a pair of barber shears by the computer and trim anything that feels too long from time to time. You'll always look like you'll need a haircut soon but not bad.

traditionalguy said...

The Today show just fired Matt Lauer for sex-whatever. He was on Hillery's kill list for an interview that asked real questions during the campaign.He was super respectful, but he asked a verboten question about Les E-Mails.

Savannah Guthrie will become the next Katie Couric now.

Ralph L said...

I had some patches frozen on my face early in the month, so I quit shaving for a while. If I'd known my chin was a platinum blond, I've have let it grow years ago.

jaydub said...

On behalf a Chuck I suggest a blog post on Lauer's firing with emphasis on Trump's incompentence.

traditionalguy said...

I just saw the Today show announcement by Savannah Guthrie.It was obvious she was exhilerated by this great career news, while she faked a sad dudgeon mood about a tragedy. She smiled the whole time underneath her sad act.

rhhardin said...

Rosenberg says he had the news about Lauer and Griffin two weeks ago, so everybody knew, whatever the act is.

Matthew Sablan said...

I'll give the media this. Unlike Congress, they'll excommunicate their own.

Rusty said...

ARM @ 9:14

LOL. And you don't know why.

tim in vermont said...

Maybe he should call her by the name of the Indian woman whose slot she took at Harvard.

tim in vermont said...

"Any advice, Meade? I just started dating a high-achieving woman in the law field myself. "

I know you didn't ask me, but I have experience in this area. Don't forget you are a man or she will too, and make a point of asking her to get you a sandwich once in a while, provided you get them for her on occasion.

David Baker said...

Thank God we don't have to think about North Korea, thanks to little Matty Lauer.

Hagar said...

"My grandmother was a Cherokee princess!"

tim in vermont said...

Lybia now quotes Trump to discredit the CNN report on slave auctions in that country."

So who thought that overthrowing the sovereign govt of Libya was a good idea? "We came! We saw! He died!" HRC

who, thanks God, is not president.

tim in vermont said...

ARM is on to something. Tiger Lily would work much better.

Kevin said...

“This is the blog that Ann Althouse has been writing every day since January 14, 2004.”

Nice heading. Still won’t keep some here from “reminding” you what you wrote during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Bush v. Gore, and the day the WTC was attacked.

Fabi said...

Down goes Lauer! Down goes Lauer!

tim in vermont said...

You know a good place Laslo could have found milfs? School crossing guards in affluent, but still sort of young neighborhoods. Put in a couple hours " working" so you can say you do, before hitting the gym, or yoga class. Or so it seems on my walk to Starbucks.

Fernandistien said...

Michael K pontificated...
Juliet and I took a walk but nothing worth photographing.


My understanding is that if you look off to the side at just the right angle, you can see peoples' auras - have you tried that with a camera?

Michael K, the perfect straight-man, pontificted...
...because of the ABM Treaty, which was signed with a nation that no longer exists and Democrat intransigence.

A large percentage pf Americans think we could shoot down an ICBM but we can't.


Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

"A false narrative is being spread in numerous articles: that America’s ballistic-missile-defense ships cannot shoot down ICBMs, except possibly in the terminal phase of the missiles as they approach their targets.

That myth is a legacy of the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, which made it illegal to defend the American people against ballistic missiles."

AReasonableMan said...
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Chuck said...

jaydub said...
On behalf a Chuck I suggest a blog post on Lauer's firing with emphasis on Trump's incompentence.

lol.

I made no such suggestion. But that is exactly what Althouse did, on cue. You called it, almost. Because of course, Althouse would never, ever emphasize any incompetence on Trump's part. What Althouse went out of her way to do, was to incorporate into the story a Trump Tweet, and muse about what an interesting sort of "messager" Trump is.

rhhardin said...

You want the ABM treaty because otherwise the offense (Russia) has to produce overwhelming numbers of attackers to get the same result; and the result is more nukes with no more safety.

Doesn't apply if the offense (NK) can't produce overwhelming numbers of attackers.

HT said...

Matt Lauer is not preventing you from thinking of North Korea.

The real issue is how in the hell bama can get into the playoffs? It's all a crazy mixed up picture. Wisconsin had a bad schedule, I mean easy. I'm not saying they're not good, but it's just hard to tell. Auburn has 2 losses but they beat the best team in the nation. But they have two losses, and I hate Auburn. Clemson probably deserves to be in there, maybe not #1. And Oklahoma. Recall seeing some crazy defenseless shootout a couple of weeks ago. The further west, the less they like D. The answer lies, of course, in bringing back the Iron Bowl to Birmingham, and then the earth sits properly on its axis.

Big Mike said...

@HT, Wisconsin is the only unbeaten major conference team, but if Ohio State State beats them this Saturday then the Buckeyes deserve to go to the playoffs. That will be especially true since the only loss Ohio State had was early in the season to Oklahoma.

Bama cannot be in the playoffs. How can we risk having a national champion who is not even their conference champion? Here's hoping Georgia wins the rematch with Auburn.

HT said...

Because we are the best team, that's how. Auburn has two losses. OSU has two losses. And - OMG - Iowa, a 6-3 team, KILLED them. Please. If they beat Wisconsin, sorry that just means that both teams = overrated and neither deserves to get in. So far it's looking like Clemson and Okla for sure deserve to be there. But OSU, no. Wisconsin will if they beat OSU. I look forward to watching that game. But when you're talking the SEC, you cannot just toss out conference-related questions and equate them with other conferences, sorry there is no equivalence there.

Again, bama is the fulcrum, and we should have beaten Auburn. Too bad. I hate to say this, but Auburn is really good, and if they beat Ga again, then they do deserve to get in.

traditionalguy said...

Insider TIP: the CF Playoffs final
Will be TCU v UGA. This is my prophecy for 1917. Alabama will still play Ohio State in bowl game and lose. The Sooners will defeat Clemsonfor 3rd place. Wisconsin will be shafted by their Big 10 friends. With SEC help.

Big Mike said...

Because we are the best team

But Alabama is not in its conference championship game. How can you say they're the best team? Alabama has been overrated ever since the days of Bear Bryant. Heck, they've been overrated since Johnny Mack Brown was their tailback.

Big Mike said...

(Just funnin' with you, HT. Yes, they are an outstanding team but it really would be crazy to have as the national champion a team didn't officially win its own conference.)