January 4, 2018

Wisconsin snark.


I'm seeing that because it was retweeted by one of my Senators, the other guy in the photograph, Ron Johnson.

Apparently these 2 men are getting together in a hallway in Washington, communing in some sort of Wisconsin way. Ryan, I take it, thinks he's low-key and amiable, but he's really saying these East Coasters are weather hysterics.

It's basically where I was coming from in my post yesterday, "After reading the news in the morning, I'm often surprised, when I go outside, at how warm the cold feels" ("It's quite absurd, the hysteria the news media wants us to come down with").

54 comments:

William Chadwick said...

Ryan should visit Atlanta in winter. A half inch of snow usually shuts the place down. The usual excuse is, "Well, we're not used to this kind of weather." I always wonder why not. It happens at least once per year.

Bob Boyd said...

It's always good working weather indoors.

Mark Larson said...

The weather here on Long Island is bad, but it is winter. Most people understand this.

robother said...

Message of WI Republicans: "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."

Response of Beltway: "That's not funny!"

Tim at large said...

“Bomb Cyclone” you have to hand it to them, that one was good.

Kate said...

It's 72 in AZ. Instead of enjoying the balm all I can think is: "July is coming." It's easy to say while wearing flip flops, but I miss winter.

MadisonMan said...

What's up with Johnson's left pant leg?

I wonder if those are Allen Edmonds shoes. I hope so.

Trumpit said...

I live on the coast in California, and the weather is beautiful year round. Please don't move here; there are too many people already and the quality of life has gone down hill. The traffic is abominable and no fixes will be coming from the federal government after the GOP stole 1.5 trillion from the public purse on Christmas 2017. Paul Ryan and all the other disgusting Republican animals belong in jail for their bone-chilling, traffic-jamming abominable actions against the American people. May he freeze his fat ass off.

Original Mike said...

"What's up with Johnson's left pant leg?"

Maybe he biked into work.

Original Mike said...

"The traffic is abominable and no fixes will be coming from the federal government after the GOP stole 1.5 trillion from the public purse on Christmas 2017. "

Why the hell should we buy you your roads?

FullMoon said...

The traffic is abominable and no fixes will be coming from the federal government after the GOP stole 1.5 trillion from the public purse on Christmas 2017.

Bullet train. The Big One. Global warming.

Recession.

These things will solve your little traffic problem.Oh, and the new 12 cents a gallon gasoline tax

Paraphrasing Gov Jerry Brown in the '80s, regarding traffic congestion was "People always get where they are going"

Tim at large said...

You guys in California wanted all of the “immigrants” from Mexico, outside of US law, so my suggestion, Trumpit, is that you pay for what you took. Don’t come looking to us to pay for them.

Tim at large said...

Paul Ryan and all the other disgusting Republican animals belong in jail for their bone-chilling, traffic-jamming abominable actions against the American people. May he freeze his fat ass off.

I bet you could get Mueller to turn all that into criminal offenses too! Not to mention, you might be able to get him to convict Ryan of having a “fat ass” too, what do facts or the law matter to you guys, within whom the hatred for Trump burns so bright?

tcrosse said...

The traffic is abominable

Go play in it.

Tim at large said...

What’s with “liberals” always wanting their political opponents thrown into a dungeon for policy disagreements? You could have at least added a “dilly dilly”!

exiledonmainstreet said...

Oh, the weather on the East Coast looks very bad to me. But I remember when such a storm was simply called "a blizzard" instead of a "bomb cyclone."

During blizzards, you try to stay inside as much as possible and you curl up on the sofa, drink hot cocoa, watch old movies and say to your spouse/roommate/yourself "God, I'm glad I'm not outside!" whenever you look out the window.

During bomb cyclones, apparently you hyperventilate and carry on about how terrible it is to get so much snow in January and how this is the worst ever and it must be climate change and so it's Trump's fault....

Ralph L said...

Ryan showing off his waistline.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Please don't move here (to Southern Cali)

Wasn't planning on moving to the nation's largest insane asylum. Many middle class people and businesses are moving out, despite the nice weather.

"The traffic is abominable"

Is that so? Like I haven't heard jokes about LA freeways my entire life.

AllenS said...

I hate to break the news to you Althouse, but where I live in west central WI, when the weather/climate change reaches above freezing, you'll see men wearing shorts.

alan markus said...

The traffic is abominable and no fixes will be coming from the federal government after the GOP stole 1.5 trillion from the public purse on Christmas 2017.

Somewhere in that utterance can be found a reason why we must have the Electoral College.

Darrell said...

Somewhere in that utterance can be found a reason why we must have the Electoral College.

Somewhere in that utterance can be found a reason why we must have guns and claw hammers.

Anonymous said...

Here in Nebraska it was -15 F where I live over the weekend. Pretty cold, but it got more bearable. Yesterday, we're back in the low 20's and the temperature felt balmy. I lived in southern Virginia as a Nebraska transplanted kid in the 60s/70s. An inch of snow would hit and the whole county shut down like there had been a blizzard. As for Trumpit's hysterical remarks, Obama actually ran up annual deficits averaging nearly 1.25 trillion per year during his 8 forgettable years. That's almost 10 trillion. I'll best good ol' Trumpit was just fine with that. The supposed 1.5 trillion deficit Trumpit is harping on is a ten year projection with an average of 150 billion per year. And that assumes that there will actually be a deficit. If economic growth continues and the gov't spends less, there won't be a 1.5 trillion increase in the deficit over those ten years. Finally, why should the rest of the country for pay anything in California, a state which just recently happily and arrogantly and snobbishly declared itself a sanctuary state? Just secede and get it over with. You'll be Mexicfornia inside of eight months after you do and nobody will miss you. Good riddance. JPG

FullMoon said...

Tim at large said...

You guys in California wanted all of the “immigrants” from Mexico

California has more republicans than any other state in the union.
Did you think everyone in Ca is trumpit? SAD!

Sofa King said...

Am I the only one who thought for a split second that this was a picture of Walker on an old Bob-Barker episode of the Price is Right?

n.n said...

New Yorkers have a similar snark about riding the subway. In LA, it's navigating the roadways... coming to sardine can near you.

tcrosse said...

California has more republicans than any other state in the union.

But not enough to run the place.

Original Mike said...

Califlornia likes to tell us that it's the sixth largest economy in the world, yet Trumpit is here with his hand out.

CarolynnS said...

When the national news hyperventilates over the weather, you can breathe easier— they’re not snarking about Trump or promoting some give-away of money to the Iranians.

robother said...

"they’re not snarking about Trump."

Beg to differ. I don't recall the Weather Channel using the term "bomb cyclones" to describe blizzards when Obama was President.

Sarah from VA said...

I'm interested in where in the Capitol there is an orange wall that meets with a yellow wall. Does the yellow go on to meet with a green wall, and then with blue? If there isn't a whole rainbow of connected rooms you can walk through, color me disappointed.

tcrosse said...

There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

Comanche Voter said...

Inside it's always shirt sleeve weather. Whether in Wisconsin, D.C. or Houston in July.

Michael K said...

75 in Tucson today. Sorry,

Roughcoat said...


My name is Ron Johnson,
I live in Wisconsin.
I work as a senator there.
The people I meet as
I walk down the street,
They say "Hello!"
I say "Hello!"
They say "What's your name."
I say: My name is Ron Johnson... etc.

madAsHell said...

I spent a year in Elyria, Ohio one winter (apologies to Yogi Berra). The mercury dropped below zero degrees Fahrenheit for about a week, and when the mercury climbed back to just freezing. It was downright balmy!!

Henry said...

The color palette in that photograph is really something. If only Ron Johnson was a paler shade of pink to create some contrast. But that cantaloup wall against the squash wall, with Paul Ryan's pistachio tie as the accent color looks like a Alex Katz painting -- if it were just a lot flatter.

Gahrie said...

My AC almost came on again today...I had to reset my thermostat.

Probably means Feb, March and April are going to suck.....

Gahrie said...

The traffic is abominable and no fixes will be coming from the federal government after the GOP stole 1.5 trillion from the public purse on Christmas 2017.

Yeah...California's roads are the Republican Congress's fault because of what they did this Christmas. It has nothing to do with twenty years of neglect by the Democratic government of California who spent the money on an increasingly expensive train from nowhere to nowhere and bike paths instead.

Henry said...

Sarah from VA said...
I'm interested in where in the Capitol there is an orange wall that meets with a yellow wall.

That looks like a historical restoration to me. I could be wrong, but the bold colors, plus the borders, has an early Victorian (pre-wallpaper) vibe. Low light. Deep colors.

Henry said...

@Trumpit -- What city on the coast?

mamawolf said...

One reason the South is not prepared for these kind of storms is the lack of snow removal equipment. It is just not cost efficient to buy snowplows for a weather event that might happen once every few years. I lived in Northern Alabama for years. The whole county owned ONE snowplow. Moved to Michigan and every pickup truck owner has a detachable snow plow. They picked up extra money plowing parking lots and driveways. They attached them in December and took them off when the snow stopped. Not fiscally sensible for anyone in warmer climes.

Meade said...

Michael K said...
"75 in Tucson today. Sorry,"

We'll be there asap.

Michael K said...

"We'll be there asap."

We do have an extra bedroom. The bats are even back. There is a bat in Arizona, the " Mexican Free tailed Bat" that migrates and I thought they might have migrated but tonight they were up and zooming around.

I love bats and have a bat house on the side of the house but I don't think any have moved in.

Apparently they were hibernating through a cold snap we had two weeks ago. I hadn't seen them in several weeks.

Ann Althouse said...

"We do have an extra bedroom. The bats are even back."

Thanks. We love bats in the bedroom.

Meade said...

No, but we do love bats... outside. Bats are a protected species in Wisconsin, meaning you are not allowed to kill them.

But that doesn't mean you have to give them the guest room with chocolates on the pillows for crying out loud.

n.n said...

A windmill is a legally sanctioned bat Choice.

Bob Boyd said...

"The Bat" is a euphemism for Meade's impressive man-thing.

Meade said...

Well, what can I say? And now you know why it's a "protected species."

Michael K said...

The bats stay outside but might be using my bat house on the east side of the house.

I haven't looked. They like caves and freeway over passes but there is a big construction project west of our house that will take away a big roosting area.

Only humans and basset hounds are allowed in the guest bedroom.

Michael K said...

Mexican free tailed bats are not endangered but I don't know who would want to hurt them,

A typical bat colony will eat 250 tons of insects a day.

Meade said...

Wife is 100% human. Family lore has it that I'm 1/64 basset hound. You can see it in my big splayed feet and my happy go lucky demeanor.

320Busdriver said...

Ron Johnson is a WI treasure. Tammy Baldwin, not so much. I'm somewhere between Madison and Milwaukee where its -3F. Feels like its 35 as there's no breeze. Baby steps. Taking the kids skiing tomorrow. We've got hand and toe warmers and will need them.

Ralph L said...

Family lore has it that I'm 1/64 basset hound.
Did you submit a recipe to the book Bow Wow Chow?

Jon Ericson said...

They can track you down even if you escape to Bemidji.
(as I can attest)
Go Gophers!