August 1, 2018

At the Blue Puppy Café...

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... luxuriate.

(And think of using the Althouse Portal to Amazon.)

ADDED: A less jumbled view of this great puppy:

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As traditionalguy says in the comments: "Make Danes Great again!" We're working on that, here in Dane County.

I love the color, which is technically referred to as "blue."

60 comments:

Francisco D said...

I would like to repeat post something I wrote towards the end of a previous blog. It seems important to talk about. Read up on John P. Carlin, the young DOJ Assistant Director in the National Security Division. Why did he resign after failing to contradict Adm. Mike Rogers (NSA Director) FISA 702 surveillance review?

Why did Trump move his transition out of Trump Tower the day after Adm. Rogers visited him? Hint: It was because Rogers told him that his group was being surveilled through improper FISA warrants and the Obama group misuse of unmasking. James Clapper wanted Rogers fired because he did not get his permission to visit Trump. There are many more conspirators.

Just to make it juicy, guess what job Carlin had before going to DOJ.

Wait for it ...

... He was chief of Staff for the FBI Director who was ...

This is unbelievable ...

Robert Mueller!

MountainMan said...

It appears the new outrage this week is 3D printed guns. This is just getting ridiculous. There just has to be one outrage after another. Oh, and I see Chuck Schumer and the Dems are going after Trump for proposing to offer new health insurance plans that people might actually want and can afford. Oh, the horrors!

Michael K said...

Looks like my blue Weimariners.

Good dogs but more excitable. More like pointers.

My last four dogs were basset hounds.

Sprezzatura said...

"Oh, and I see Chuck Schumer and the Dems are going after Trump for proposing to offer new health insurance plans that people might actually want and can afford."

I think it'd be best if we had short term plans. And then, when something bad happens the companies can drop the ill person. And, then that person (e.g. Bag who racked up well over half a million in care over a handful of years, according to him) can be charged appropriately for the risk they represent when it comes to re-up. Perhaps $20,000 per month. Or more.

At a minimum, folks should be able to buy cheap plans that don't have minimum requirements of coverage. Presumably a plan that essentially only covered paper cuts and limp dicks would be cheap. And popular, w/ many of the otherwise healthy golden years dudes around these threads.

And, if something more expensive happens to them, they'll have Medicare-for-some.


tcrosse said...

Not much meat on them when you dress them out.

Sprezzatura said...

BTW,

If any of y'all are whining, like Bag, about the cost increases of the plans last year, don't buy silver (unless you can get a subside, but even then the subside buys, relatively, more w/ the other plans).

When the DJT Feds axed the assistance that states were getting, many of the states and the ins cos decided to include all/most of the costs of compensating for this (and all normal inflationary increases) in only the so-called silver plans.

This is because the law bumps up the normal-person subsidies (not the ones for poor folks, that DJT killed) based on the bump in the cost of the silver plans, not the other plans' prices.

There was a term for this. I don't remember it. Something like 'silver spiking.'

Anywho, that's why the silver plans had massive increases. But, the others didn't.



Yur welcome.


P.S.
I think almost all people don't think about politics enough. Especially the sorta folks who write tribal talking points in these threads.


Sheesh.

tim in vermont said...

Yeah, the price of coverage never went up until Trump...

tim in vermont said...

At a minimum, folks should be able to buy cheap plans that don't have minimum requirements of coverage. Presumably a plan that essentially only covered paper cuts and limp dicks would be cheap.

Obama’s plan was better, coverage for condoms and abortions for couples who have been married for 30 years.

Sprezzatura said...

"Obama’s plan was better, coverage for condoms and abortions for couples who have been married for 30 years."

This is the DJT era. Right?


Marriage vows. So cute.

Ann Althouse said...

The dog is a Great Dane.

Big Mike said...

The dog is a Great Dane.

And he looks deceased, or is he a Great Dane in pain?

n.n said...

This is the socially progressive century of abortion rites for lives deemed unworthy, casting couches a.k.a. friendships with "benefits" (one contract short of polygamy), sexualized children target for transgender corruption and conversion, and a trillion dollar industry to subsidize socially liberal orientations.

The subsidies were short-term and unsustainable redistribution from Medicare funds in order to create an illusion of viability. It was a successful campaign in the press. Unfortunately, Obamacare created a burden for people at the threshold (i.e. lower middle-class families) and others who did not qualify, and fell materially short of universal coverage but at a progressive cost a la education. Insurance was already a regulated industry with profit caps. The problem is costs and the solution is not single-payer.

Michael K said...

At a minimum, folks should be able to buy cheap plans that don't have minimum requirements of coverage.

PB&J, you are an idiot and don't understand health care.

What is needed is catastrophic insurance and a cash (or IRA) plan for primary care. It would cut costs by about 30 to 50%

Most primary care docs have an overhead of about 60 to 70%. Surgeons about 30%.

Eliminating the interminable claims for small items like office visits would be a huge discount. Insurance companies, which wrote Obamacare, would hate it. They have other lines of business.

Are you really this ignorant ?

Michael K said...

Weimariners tend to have sharper noses. Same color though.

Sprezzatura said...

Doc Mike,

Obviously you've seen my IQ score.




Carry on.

Sebastian said...

Another country, another Muslim outrage:

"Islamists destroy homes, kill hundreds and affect development of $50 billion energy industry" . . . in Mozambique, of all places.

n.n said...

And the born unPlanned penalty was simply gauche.

Wince said...

Althouse said...
... luxuriate.

Indeed. It looks like that dog is wearing an ostrich coat.

Extremely predudicial and inculpatory speech and behavior as far as Mueller’s concerned.

Bay Area Guy said...

I am going to purchase a $15K ostrich jacket through the Althouse Amazon portal to show my solidarity with Paul Manafort.

Humperdink said...

Uh oh. Urban Meyer, OSU head football coach, placed on administration leave.

buwaya said...

Wife is off to her charity meeting tonight, so of all things I am listening to some of the Art Bell interviews with Malachi Martin from the 1990s. They are on Youtube of course.

Art Bell passed away today btw.

I had never heard these, or heard Martin speak for that matter. Martin is instantly engrossing. Highly recommended.

If you havent got "Hostage to the Devil", its on Amazon Kindle, $12.74

Big Mike said...

@Humperdink, was he caught wearing an ostrich-skin coat?

etbass said...

No OSU in the championship bowl this season.

traditionalguy said...

What a waste of good ostrich skin.That silly coat could have made 20 pairs of fancy Texan cowboy boots.

traditionalguy said...

Make Danes Great again!

reader said...

Not in pain, rolling in the grass. Taking a dirt bath. Usually accompanied by argh argh argh sounds. Y

Unknown said...

Looks like A Blue Heeler to me. Territorial. Known to patrol entire neighborhoods. Scurrying under decks, pushing thru closed doors, checking on the residents in bed, and if they want attention they put their snout under your forearm and push until they get a scratch. Very loyal. and if not raised from birth with the family, I’d watch them like a hawk. If they think you or your child is threatened they will attack. A great cross with a dingo.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Blogger anti-de Sitter space said...



Anywho, that's why the silver plans had massive increases. But, the others didn't.

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Carry on


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Yur welcome.


...


And there you were all this time, denying that you were shiloh.

The problem with lying is that then nobody believes you.

You orc. Maybe that's another word you can try to beat into the ground, like jabber. Don't worry, I've got plenty more.

I can't imagine what you're thinking. You sure must expect to win.

Bad Lieutenant said...


Blogger Francisco D said...
I would like to repeat post something I wrote towards the end of a previous blog.


Frankie, with respect, I'm not sure what you're driving at. Like you dropped a negative or something.

Francisco D said...

"Frankie, with respect, I'm not sure what you're driving at. Like you dropped a negative or something."

I dunno. It makes sense to me. Lots of times things don't make sense.

Perhaps my mind works in mysterious ways.

Sprezzatura said...

Bad L,

Hard to imagine that I'm not lying, but rather that I'm stating facts that you don't know.

Huh?

https://www.healthmarkets.com/resources/health-insurance/silver-plans/

Sprezzatura said...

https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/how-the-loss-of-cost-sharing-subsidy-payments-is-affecting-2018-premiums/

Sprezzatura said...

FTR,

I've never corrected any of y'all that mistake me for Shiloh. Others have noted that that is not one of the many handles (or puppets) I've used in these threads. But, I think it's funny when the slower among y'all mistakenly id me. For this reason it's been disappointing to see that Doc Mike has finally stopped making this error.

Anywho, yur more special than the doc.

narciso said...

As if Kaiser foundation, had not been pushing Obama care like frank Lucas did his product.

walter said...

Blogger anti-de Sitter space said...
Others have noted that that is not one of the many handles (or puppets) I've used in these threads.
--
What's that about? Have an identity problem?

Bad Lieutenant said...

But, I think it's funny when the slower among y'all mistakenly id me.

So then you're merely imitating his tropes, is it? The only thing left is take care, blessings."

As for your facts: I wouldn't believe you if you said you were lying. You are burnt. You are dead to me as an interlocutor. You have nothing left to say, and you repeat it incessantly at the top of your voice. You exist only to harm others.

Michael K said...

"Martin is instantly engrossing. Highly recommended. "

I've read all his books. I wonder if he was correct about John Paul I? I suspect he was.

Bad Lieutenant said...


Blogger Francisco D said...
"Frankie, with respect, I'm not sure what you're driving at. Like you dropped a negative or something."

I dunno. It makes sense to me. Lots of times things don't make sense.

Perhaps my mind works in mysterious ways.

8/1/18, 11:16 PM

Here, let me make it simple. Explain, in declarative sentences, what you think is the significance here.

Let's start with one q: is this Carlin a good guy, or a bad guy? White hat or black? Or gray?

Michael K said...

Blogger walter said...
Blogger anti-de Sitter space said...
Others have noted that that is not one of the many handles (or puppets) I've used in these threads.


Do you think anyone cares who you pretend to be ?

Just another lefty twerp who thinks he's clever,

Ann Althouse said...

"Weimariners tend to have sharper noses. Same color though."

I love the color. It makes the details of form so distinct. Great for photography. Unfortunately, the camera I had made it impossible to see what I was framing, and the dog was moving a lot. I'll put up another shot that shows the dog more clearly, making the breed quite obvious. It's still a puppy too.

Laslo Spatula said...

Blue puppy tangled up in himself.

rwnutjob said...

Great dogs, but a really short life. 6-8 average. 10 is very old.

Humperdink said...

Re: The California wildfires:

The governor, aka Mooonbeam, said that steps to combat global warming can still, eventually, “shift the weather back to where it historically was.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jerry-brown-fire-fueling-heat-worse-than-since-civilization-emerged-10000-years-ago/

Would that be the ice age? Asking for a friend.

rehajm said...

Mooonbeam, said that steps to combat global warming can still, eventually, “shift the weather back to where it historically was.”

Forget it Jerry, NYT says we failed

So glad we won't have to deal with that stuff anymore. One less thing!

MadisonMan said...

Dog looks gold to me.

Phil 314 said...

“Most primary care docs have an overhead of about 60 to 70%. Surgeons about 30%.”

Because much of their “overhead” is transferred to the hospital.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Good luck. Purebreds of these dogs can have major short-life spans, and other health issues.

Ralph L said...

I assume it's a rent-a-dog, since there was no announcement in the mail.

Fernandinande said...

MadisonMan said...
Dog looks gold to me.


I get that obscure internet reference!

lostingotham said...

Can I get a dress made from his fur?

narciso said...

Hohum;


http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/02/inspect-fisa-applications-closely-mysteries-arise-joseph-mifsud/

Michael K said...


Blogger Phil 3:14 said...
“Most primary care docs have an overhead of about 60 to 70%. Surgeons about 30%.”

Because much of their “overhead” is transferred to the hospital.


This is why the hospitals made a mistake going all in for Obamacare. They assumed all that overhead. As a result, many are encouraging fraud.

A friend of mine, a gastroenterologist I've known for 30 years, still has his own GI lab and has been busy for all that time. A couple of years ago, after the hospital had bought the big internal medicine groups, the administrators suggested he start using the hospital GI lab for outpatient studies.

It was along the lines of, "Nice little practice you have there...."

Anyway, he agreed to do some GI studies there even though his own lab was just as well equipped.

He told them he wanted to look at some patient records to see what they were doing in that lab.

He said, the charts showed universal excessive lab testing and inflated prices.

FullMoon said...
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FullMoon said...

Like I say, put a Trump bumper sticker on your car, see what happens:(attempted murder)

BARNSTABLE — A Taunton woman accused of intentionally driving into a man’s car a month ago after becoming enraged by a Trump bumper sticker pleaded not guilty Monday in Barnstable District Court to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Chloe Wright, 25, also faces charges of vandalizing property and leaving the scene of property damage. She was released on $1,250 bail and was ordered to stay away from the victim.

On June 30, a man called Barnstable police to report a hit-and-run crash. He told responding officers he had been driving south on Bearses Way in Hyannis, and was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Route 28 when the driver of the car behind him began honking the horn, according to a police report.

The man continued driving onto Bassett Lane and the car followed, with the driver still honking, the man told police, according to the report. When he stopped again for a red light at the intersection with North Street, the driver also began yelling, the man said.

Thinking that something might be wrong with the back of his car, the man stepped out into the road. The driver began yelling at him about a Donald Trump bumper sticker on the back of his car, he told police.

“She said, ‘You voted for Trump?’” the man wrote in a statement. “I said yes. She called me a racist and several other names.”

As the man began recording the incident on his phone, the woman drove around his car, prompting him to step back into the driver’s side door opening, he told police, according to the report. The woman then drove at him and hit the open door, he said, according to the report.

“She bent my door and I had to lean back to avoid getting hit,” the man wrote. “She also hit the side of my car.”

The woman drove away down North Street, the man told police.

The man’s recording of the incident shows the woman’s car, a gray Honda Civic, drive around his car and hit the open driver’s-side door, according to the report. A statement by the man’s girlfriend, who was in the car with him during the incident, confirmed the man’s account, the report says.

The video showed the license plate number of the Civic, which police traced to Wright, the report says. The victim identified a license photo of Wright as the woman who had hit his car, according to the report.

State police stopped and arrested Wright as she was driving in Bourne Monday, after a random check of her license plate revealed an open warrant on the charges.

She’s due back in court Aug. 28 for a pretrial hearing.

http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180731/woman-accused-of-hitting-car-in-hyannis-after-confrontation-over-bumper-sticker

Deb said...

"Martin is instantly engrossing. Highly recommended. "

There's an interesting documentary about him on Netflix.

Michael K said...

That Great Dane coloring is exactly like my "blue" weimariners.

Alex said...

The dog is being strangled in the first pic. I'm calling social services.

CStanley said...

Blue dogs are beautiful but unfortunately some suffer from a skin condition which causes hair loss and bacterial infection. It's treatable but not curable, and since it is genetically carried on the gene that codes for the color dilution (blue is a dilution of black, and fawn is a dilution of brown), in some breeds the reputable breeders are trying to keep those colors disqualified from the breed standard.

Michael K said...

There is an argument among weimariner breeders about the blue color but mine never had a problem.

We had them for years as the kids were growing up. We bred one one time and it had a litter that was divided between standard color and blue.

daskol said...

"the essence of bullshit is an indifference to the way things really are."

worthwhile piece on the "Bullshit Web."