November 15, 2018

At the Automat Café...



... let's do lunch.

147 comments:

mccullough said...

Chop Suey for lunch

Big Mike said...

Let's have a kosher ham and cheese sandwich.

paminwi said...

I prefer to look at the "white woman" in the painting over the "white woman" in the Instagram photo.
What does that say about me?
I am sure someone will find a name to call me.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

A man shouting a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore has reignited discussions of anti-Semitism amid increases in hate crimes in Maryland and nationwide.

Audience member Rich Scherr said the outburst, during intermission at the Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday, prompted fears that it was the beginning of a shooting. The man, who had been seated in the balcony, began shouting “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump.” Immediately after that, “People started running,” Scherr said. “I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go.’”


Sort of like Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater.

Andrew said...

This painting is extremely offensive.

From Wikipedia:

"Hopper's wife, Jo, served as the model for the woman. However, Hopper altered her face to make her younger (Jo was 44 in 1927). He also altered her figure; Jo was a curvy, full-figured woman, while one critic has described the woman in the painting as "'boyish' (that is, flat-chested).""

Jay Vogt said...

Just saw that Roy Clark had died. Really talented guy he. I'd rather watch a random rerun of He Haw than anything on CNN, Fox or MSNBC.

For me it's a sign that I've reached peak snarky hectoring preening.

Big Mike said...

I looked up the painting in Wikipedia. It was painted in 1927, and it is claimed that Hopper used his wife as the model. However his wife was 44 in 1927 and described as "curvy," by which they probably mean "voluptuous." The woman in the painting has the flat-chested look that was fashionable in 1927.

I tend to get sad when I look at photos or paintings of lovely women from long ago, and I think how they are surely all dead by now. I don't know why I think that, and only about women. The sole exception is Sargent's "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw." I know Lady Gertrude Agnew died in 1932, but the intelligence of the woman who looks out from that portrait will live forever.

Jay Vogt said...

Big Mike said...I tend to get sad when I look at photos or paintings of lovely women from long ago, and I think how they are surely all dead by now. I don't know why I think that, and only about women. The sole exception is Sargent's "Lady Agnew of Lochnaw." I know Lady Gertrude Agnew died in 1932, but the intelligence of the woman who looks out from that portrait will live forever.

Funny you would note that, I think the same thing, but I think it especially of Lady Agnew.

Jim said...

I miss the hats. Both men and women wore them.

JohnAnnArbor said...

I am sure someone will find a name to call me.

Old-fashioned, in a good way?

rehajm said...

I tend to get sad when I look at photos or paintings of lovely women from long ago, and I think how they are surely all dead by now.

I do this with dogs. Any film, tv, photo, art of a dog 20 years old. Dog? Dead.

Big Mike said...

@Andrew, you and I read the same Wiki article at approximately the same time, but reached different conclusions. I know, from reading the history of the 1920s back in the day, that the "boyish" look was fashionable back then -- look at pictures of flappers or the cartoons of John Held, Jr.

I suspect Wikipedia is simply wrong about who Hopper's model was.

William Chadwick said...

Inga: "Sort of like Shouting 'Fire!' in a crowded theater."

Or waving an economics text or Aristotle's LOGIC in a gathering a "liberals."

Darrell said...

So some Lefty shouts Heil Hitler, Heil Trump during Fiddler on the Roof and we are supposed to be shocked and hate Trump. Right.

Try again, fucking Lefty assholes. Or just carve an "L" into your forehead.

n.n said...
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n.n said...

it is claimed that Hopper used his wife as the model

Maybe she was. Maybe she wasn't. It's a myth, the accuracy of which cannot be assessed in the near-frame (i.e. scientific logical domain).

Achilles said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Sort of like Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater.

We all know who the vast majority of anti-semites are on the left.

From Two States to One: Michigan's Rashida Tlaib Shifts Position on Israel

Asked whether she supported a one-state or two-state solution, her response was clear: “One state. It has to be one state. Separate but equal does not work. I’m only 42-years old but my teachers were of that generation that marched with Martin Luther King. This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn’t work.”

On U.S. aid to Israel, she said, “Americans should not be aiding any country that doesn’t support human rights. I’ve been very clear. I will not support racist countries that pick and choose who gets access to justice.”


Rashida Tlaib DEMOCRAT congresswoman.

Matthew Sablan said...

"On U.S. aid to Israel, she said, “Americans should not be aiding any country that doesn’t support human rights. I’ve been very clear. I will not support racist countries that pick and choose who gets access to justice.”"

-- Someone should ask her for a list of countries she WOULD approve aid to and then, you know, see how that lines up with this statement.

Achilles said...

Inga's party demostrates clear anti-semitism:

Linda Sarsour, prominant democrat leader, warns we must not humanize Israelis

"Sarsour warned against normalization or friendly relations with Israelis. "If you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, or you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem sisters and brothers, and we got to be able to say: that is not the position of the Muslim American community."

Sarsour, who was propelled into the national spotlight as a leader of the Women's March following the election of US President Donald Trump, has been criticized for expressing support for anti-Semites and terrorists who murdered Israelis."

Achilles said...

Seattle City council candidate leaves race after threats and racist attacks on his family.

Democrats are violent nasty people.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Rightist dummies don’t know that most American Jews are liberals and Democrats.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Seattle City council candidate leaves race after threats and racist attacks on his family."

-- The Seattle City Council should be embarrassed. They should all resign in disgrace if they can't ensure the safety of the candidates for those positions through the election. Threats of violence should not be how we thin the field in American elections.

Matthew Sablan said...

How does the fact that some of the left's best friends are Jews change the fact that there are some blatant anti-Semites on the left?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

The Jewish refugee agency that the Synagogue shooter, a far right nutcase, was ranting against was HIAS, which has helped Muslim refugees from war torn countries.

Phidippus said...

I like Hopper. I don't know if he ever did photography, but he seems to have had a photographer's feel for the light, and the colors and qualities of various light sources (i.e., artificial and natural).

Practical color processes weren't developed until after the 20's, of course.

Interiors by the much earlier Dutch masters also show remarkable sensitivity to the light.

Andrew said...

@Big Mike,
I was just being snarky, speaking in the language of an SJW. Can you imagine the fainting spells if you were to use the term 'flat-chested' nowadays?

I enjoyed your comment. I can't recall seeing that Sargent before. What a masterpiece.

Tommy Duncan said...

I see Inga is hoping to provoke some name calling today. The irony is lost on her.

Achilles said...

Matthew Sablan said...
"Seattle City council candidate leaves race after threats and racist attacks on his family."

-- The Seattle City Council should be embarrassed. They should all resign in disgrace if they can't ensure the safety of the candidates for those positions through the election. Threats of violence should not be how we thin the field in American elections.

You don't know the city council of Seattle.

They are thugish socialists. They are the violent left wing of the democrat party.

Sawant probably told her thug supporters to attack him personally.

Darrell said...

Rightist dummies don’t know that most American Jews are liberals and Democrats.

We do know and we are mystified. How can Jews support and vote for cocksuckers that want them dead? Ever see those anti-Israel/pro-Palestine protests on major college campuses? Ever hear what they are saying about Jews, all Jews?

Inga's pals are the worst anti-Semites around. Jews should smite Democrats rather than look at them.

Achilles said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
Rightist dummies don’t know that most American Jews are liberals and Democrats.

So that makes democrat anti-semitism OK.

You are such an awful person.

Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, leads 'Death to America' chant in Iran

Other awesome Farrakan quotes:

"I am not an anti-semite, I am an anti-termite."

"Jews are my enemy."

"White people are going down."

Achilles said...

I see Inga is taking Avenetti's arrest hard.

She never minds when Democrat leaders beat and/or rape women though.

She doesn't actually care about actual victims of rape/assault.

They are a tool she uses to gain power over other people and only the tools that are of use against people she disagrees with matter.

She voted for a known rapist after all.

Darrell said...

The Synagogue shooter was a Trump hater. Inga is a Trump hater.
See a pattern?
Yesterday, Inga said he commented on alt-right blogs.

Inga/Ritmp/AuntieDeShiiterFace/Howard comment here on a blog that is considered a right-wing blog based on its commenters. Their Lefty friends would label them "right" based on where they commented, too, if they went full retard and started killing, like they want to do.

Big Mike said...

@Andrew, these days there are so many people so wildly offended by anything and everything that my snark detector broke years ago.

A local library sponsors presentations by art historians, and there's an exhibit of Dürers at the Museum of the Shenandoah in nearby Winchester. One of those presentations was about John Singer Sargent, whom I had only slightly heard about. There's a museum in Boston with a fine collection of Sargents, including his famous "Daughters of Edward Darley Boit." The young ladies are pictured with two tall blue and white vases, and the original vases are placed on either side of the displayed painting, so that we can can judge the height of the girls. (N.B., the vases are slightly over six feet tall.)

William Chadwick said...

And Inga no doubt joins senile grandma Nancy Pelosi in thanking Al Sharpton for saving America!

Achilles said...

Keith Ellison accuser discusses how the DNC dealt with her accusations.

“No, they don't,” Monahan tweeted in response to a question whether the party believes women’s stories. “I've been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party. I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing and healing from the abuse.”

She added: “Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn't be believed.”


Inga's party of woman beaters smears and attacks women who accuse democrat men of accuse.

Achilles said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
The Jewish refugee agency that the Synagogue shooter, a far right nutcase, was ranting against was HIAS, which has helped Muslim refugees from war torn countries.

He hated Trump.

You have more in common with him than any right of center commenter on this board.

You also associate with obvious and known anti-semites.

Pretty fair to consider him part of the left and the resistance at this point. It has far more support than your stupid claim he is far-right.

Big Mike said...

@Inga, most of us are very aware that most American Jews identify as liberal Democrats. They generally suffer a great deal of cognitive dissonance when it is pointed out that they support people who support people who want to kill them. Are they inflicted with "last cattle car" syndrome? (N.B., there really were Jews who cooperated with the Nazis, only to end up in Aushwitz -- read the stories of Moshe Merin and Chaim Rumkowski.) Or just people able to reason from A to B and from B to C but not from A to C?

FIDO said...

Hey, Inga. How is that investigation of Ellison going since all the Democrat law enforcement recused themselves?

Achilles said...

And Americans confidence in elections being fair and honest goes to 0.

"Thursday, the race was called for Democrat Jared Golden after the algorithms decided in his favor."

Anything for power.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"At the Automat Cafe...

...an algorithm will decide your lunch"

FIDO said...

I hated the hats of that era. Hats which hated long hair (so they can join Althouse in that disdain).

It made women's heads look like a bullet or a penis head, and that is not a good look on a woman.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Democrats now have 35 House seats. All of them anti Semites, no doubt.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Automats. Will they be more prevalent in the future?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Kamala Harris is now out there comparing Immigration and Customs with the KKK.

And this insanity wants to be president.

gahrie said...

Automats. Will they be more prevalent in the future?

If minimum wages keep going up...yes. I believe they're already big in Japan.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Ryan Saavedra

@RealSaavedra

"Democrat Senator Kamala Harris compares ICE to the KKK and appears to suggest that they are a terrorist group during a Senate hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Vitello to be the director of ICE.

51% of ICE agents were Hispanic or Latino at the end of fiscal year 2016."

Kevin said...

"At the Automat Café..."

You can throw your comments in the Hopper.

D 2 said...

Hats are a touchy subject. Once you suggest people should wear hats, sooner or later someone else might try to tell you what type of hat. Or when to wear it. Then they'll start looking at your shoes.

But as an avowed non hat expert yeah I'm not sold at that hat style either.

Kevin said...

Democrats now have 35 House seats.

Actually they have a lot more than that.

All of them anti Semites, no doubt.

Not all.

Matthew Sablan said...

The ICE nominee should have answered: "There was a time there was a strong correlation between Democrats and the KKK too."

Humperdink said...

Other awesome Farrakan quotes:

"I am not an anti-semite, I am an anti-termite."

"Jews are my enemy."

"White people are going down."


Same guy who sat with Bill Clinton, The Most Rev. Al Sharpton and Monsignor Jesse Jackson (Democrat leaders all) at Aretha Franklin's funeral.

FullMoon said...

Fake Hate Crimes

Achilles said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
Democrats now have 35 House seats. All of them anti Semites, no doubt.

Most are.

Clearly they are all comfortable with anti-semites at a minimum.

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William Chadwick said...

"Democrats now have 35 House seats. All of them anti Semites, no doubt."

While in Georgia, the Democratic efforts to steak the election on behalf of fat, stupid-looking gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams continues apace. Among people campaigning in support of Ms. Abrams: Black Panthers carrying the kind of automatic weapons Ms. Abrams wants to ban, and Linda Sarsour. A pro-Jewish love-fest, no doubt.

tim in vermont said...

It's anti semitic to oppose any project that Jews are involved in in any capacity as long as Democrats support that project. All other cases, for example Israel, it's not anti Semitism to oppose it. Therefore no Democrats can ever be guilty of anti Semitism. If you guys would get this straight, you would not look so foolish.

Think of it like #METOO, it is not operative against Democrats.

Mark said...

Says Amy Welborn today -- "One of my regular blog reads is Ann Althouse, retired Wisconsin law professor."

I guess that answers a question someone had the other day.

n.n said...

Democrat Senator Kamala Harris compares ICE to the KKK... 51% of ICE agents were Hispanic or Latino at the end of fiscal year 2016

The KKK adopted an ethical (i.e. situational, politically congruent (PC), Pro-Choice) code of rabid diversity (i.e. color judgments). The Democrats normalize an ethical code of diversity that judges people by their colorful clumps of cells. Nazis, national socialists, with global ambitions, a taste for redistributive change (e.g. reparations), were not the originators, but enthusiastic adopters of diversity, and painted people, notable Jews, with broad, sweeping strokes. As well as operated Planned Jew, or select-Jew, to deny life they deemed unworthy or unviable. The SPLC needs to update their #Label catalog, which is misaligned with principles, and liberally indulgent of diversity.

n.n said...

Democrats like progressive (i.e. secular) Jews, who believe the Torah is a living document, and their religious/moral philosophy a suggestion that is deprecated by the Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent, code of ethics.

Fernandistein said...

Any film, tv, photo, art of a dog 20 years old. Dog? Dead.

#MeToo. Weird.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Think of it like #METOO, it is not operative against Democrats.

"When you're a Democrat, they let you do it"

FullMoon said...
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Unknown said...

"The Weapon Shops of Isher" (1949)
by A.E. van Vogt


"A major golden-age novella by A. E. van Vogt never before republished!"

CHAPTER III - Low-Stake Game

Cayle lay down on the bed and relaxed by means of the rhythm system. He felt amazingly well. The theft of his money still stung but it was no longer a disaster. The fifteen credits the weapon shop girl had given him would tide him over for a few weeks.

He was safe. He was in Imperial City. And the very fact that the girl had loaned him the money, and given him her name and address, must prove something. Cayle sighed with pleasure-and went out of get some supper.

He had noticed an automat at the corner. It was empty but the instantaneous cooking machines served him a deliciously broiled steak with all the trimmings. He would have liked somebody to talk to but then he remembered that city people did not necessarily speak to strangers. And decided to make the best of the situation.

The meal cost more than he had expected. But even that he decided not to regret. After his experiences on the plane he needed sustenance. He went out onto the street contentedly. The neighborhood swarmed with children, and though it was already dark the play went on relentlessly.

Cayle paused for a moment to watch them. Their ages seemed to vary from about six to twelve. Their play was of the group-rhythm type taught in all the schools, only this was heavily overlaid with a sex-motif that he had never seen before. He was startled, then rueful.

"Good heavens!" he thought. "I had the reputation for being a devil of a fellow because a few girls let me make love to them. To these kids I'd be just plain naive."

He went up to his room, conscious that the young man over whom the elders of Glay had many times shaken their heads was really a simple honest soul. He might come to a bad end but it would be because he was too innocent, not the other way around.

It disturbed him. In Glay there had been a certain pleasure in defying the conventions. In Glay he had thought of himself as being "city." Lying on the bed he knew that was true up to a point only. He lacked experience and knowledge, automatic response and awareness of dangers. His immediate plans must include remedies for these weaknesses.

The vagueness of the purpose disturbed him. He had an uneasy feeling that he was making stop-gap decisions, that somehow he was not comprehending the main decision he must make one of these days.

He drifted into sleep, worrying about it. Twice, when he stirred on the edge of waking, the thought was still there, unpleasant, urgent, a jarring background to his first night in the city of dreams. He awoke tired and unhappy. Only gradually did the uneasiness wear off.

He avoided the expensive automat, eating breakfast for a credit-eighth in a restaurant that offered personal service and featured home cooking. He regretted his miserliness. The weight of the indigestible meal on his stomach did not lighten until he was in the Penny Palace, an ornate gambling establishment on the world-famous Avenue of Luck.


So here we have: decisions, an unexplained referent (the rhythm system), a modification on that (group rhythm with a sex-motif), a reversal of our expectations (automat: excellent, home cooked: awful). Would the children's play shock us? We don't know.

There's also a good bit of discussion on the place of governments and the place of peoples. Some of it is couched in second amendment terms familiar to Americans today (though van Vogt stacks the deck by making his weapons defensive only through some type of strong AI that (typically) appears to have no other affect on society), but some of it is straight up on the virtues of civil society, especially the speech given by the Isher army deserter to the Empress.

Jersey Fled said...

The big automat chain here in the Philadelphia area was Horn and Hardart. I remember my Uncle Tony taking me and my cousin Freddie there when we were maybe 10. I especially remember the Boston Cream Pie.

tcrosse said...

Blogger FullMoon said...
On a lighter note, couple of moms took their twelve year old girls to San Francisco a week ago.


The people who own and run San Francisco must be fine with that state of affairs. They have all the money and political power to change it if they wanted to.

Amadeus 48 said...

Inga—I just scanned this thread reading only your posts. Are you OK? These are but wild and whirling words...

tcrosse said...

Meanwhile, across the pond, there are a lot of Tories with Tight Jaws about Mrs. May and her half-arsed Brexit deal. She might be spending more time with her family soon.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

weren't Horn & Hardart nazis or something?

Unknown said...

Meanwhile, across the pond, there are a lot of Tories with Tight Jaws about Mrs. May and her half-arsed Brexit deal. She might be spending more time with her family soon.

Don't you think she looks tired?

Achilles said...

tcrosse said...
Meanwhile, across the pond, there are a lot of Tories with Tight Jaws about Mrs. May and her half-arsed Brexit deal. She might be spending more time with her family soon.

The only reason Scotland is still in the UK is because it reliably sends a huge number of labor MPs to parliament.

Britain should stop funding Scottish welfare and let them be their own country.

Theresa May and Paul Ryan have a lot in common. Both serve the globalists and both lie to their constituents about what they are really about.

narciso said...




Carrying over from the other thread:

https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1063151963037188096?p=v

MadTownGuy said...

Concerto for Horn and Hardart - PDQ Bach.

Big Mike said...

@Unknown, the Doctor certainly thinks so.

FullMoon said...

Universities will someday study what highly conflicted (and NOT Senate approved) Bob Mueller and his gang of Democrat thugs have done to destroy people. Why is he protecting Crooked Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page & her lover, Peter S, and all of his friends on the other side?


Trump Tweet

narciso said...

Theresa is a very wet tory, gove stabbed Johnson in the back, leadsom was shamed for having children she resembles one of the characters in the body guard, no not the attractive home secretary.

FullMoon said...

tcrosse said...

Blogger FullMoon said...
On a lighter note, couple of moms took their twelve year old girls to San Francisco a week ago.

The people who own and run San Francisco must be fine with that state of affairs. They have all the money and political power to change it if they wanted to

Just voted in new tax to 'help the homeless'. Things gonna improve, fer shur now.

Also, this:
Fran, wages and benefits—you need a pooper scooper, not a degree.

“We detailed last week how city authorities have finally decided to do something after thousands of feces complaints (during only one week in July, over 16,000 were recorded), the cancellation of a major medical convention and an outraged new Mayor, London Breed, who was absolutely shocked after walking through her city: they established a professional “poop patrol”.

As described when the city initially unveiled the plan, the patrol will consist of a team of five staffers and a supervisor donning protective gear and patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other “brown zones” in search of everything from hepatitis-laden Hershey squirts to worm-infested-logs. At the Poop Patrol’s disposal will be a special vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner and disinfectant.

“While at first glance it doesn’t sound like the type of job people will be knocking down human resources doors to apply for, the SF Chronicle has revealed just how much each member of this apparently elite “poop patrol” team will cost the city: $184,678 in salary and benefits.”

narciso said...

The home secretary there is the total opposite of may, she is perhaps too aggressive in pursuing threats to the realm

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@MadTown

Phillip Glass built the Hardart! Whodathunkit?!? I mean..of course!!

mockturtle said...

Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were doing so within the legal deadline, hoping a judge would later allow the votes.

From a Breitbart article.

FullMoon said...

The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation

Trump Tweet

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

" Oh, Eddy! Not again!!"
Please? Just one more time-- I swear it will be different-- a different hat, a different green top-- hell! Even a different diner!"
"oh...alright. But this time you have to actually buy me lunch, you cheapskate"
"Hmmmm. Ok. Anything for you, Pooky!"
"I think I'll call this one "Automat", he mumbled to himself

narciso said...

peoples exhibit g:

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/14/roger-stone-wikileaks-randy-credico-mueller/

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...


"So some Lefty shouts Heil Hitler, Heil Trump during Fiddler on the Roof and we are supposed to be shocked and hate Trump. Right"

How stupid would you have to be to fall for this. Inga, yes, but who else? It's as transparent as the bit of political dumbshow AO-C and Pelosi have been staging the last couple of days.

Marcus said...

So Ellison's accuser thinks that the Dems did not believe her? Sorry == of course they did. But they voted for the abuser IN SPITE OF THAT.

THEOLDMAN

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Hey democrats - perhaps you can let Hillary steal the primary again

Within 30 days’: Federal judge wants to hear more from Hillary about her email server and the emails on it

under oath

narciso said...

the earlier link, concerns a Moroccan diplomat, who coincidentally is the un envoy regarding yemen, who headed a hacking ring against a number of persons, who has Qatari connections,

tim maguire said...

Anybody (everybody?) wonder what Inga is like in real life? I’m picturing a bored middle class housewife feeling empty because her kids are almost grown up and don’t need her anymore, but she might be a 16-year-old boy stirring the pot for shits and giggles. Anyway, I bet she’s a basically normal boring person around the neighborhood.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want. They are a disgrace to our Nation

Trump Tweet"

Why is DJT all fussy about this now?

Is it a coincidence that his lawyers are said to be trying to answer written questions from Mueller? Why would they have trouble w/ that? Just truthfully answer and send it back. EZPZ

Right?


https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/416503-trumps-written-responses-to-mueller-questions-could-come-this-week

Birches said...

Haha. The Fiddler on the Roof guy is a lefty who was confused by angry people because he thought that meant they liked Trump.

Inga hardest hit.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

"Anybody (everybody?) wonder what Inga is like in real life?"

The drunken slattern cackling beside the tumbril.
The blowsy hausfrau with her arm in the air as the brownshirts torch the synagogue.
The backwoods slattern who made the accusation, delighting in the attention at the lynching.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Damn. I used slattern twice. And me with a vocabulary like the OED.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Substitute worm-riddled cracker for slattern in the third line.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Actually let's go with pox-addled cracker. That's gotta be almost spot on.

Rob said...

Ah, the automat. You put in a nickel, a piece of pie comes out. You put in a quarter, a turkey platter comes out. You put in a slug, you know what comes out? The manager.

Vintage humor, c. 1935.

tcrosse said...

Take it easy on Inga. She's giddy about the Blue Wave, even though it's insufficient to override a Trump veto, or to overcome the Republican majority in the Senate.

Ralph L said...

Am I the only person who thinks the women in the painting looks like a tart?

Lot of makeup for the 20's.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Did y'all see the Germans withdrew an award for the Women's March USA since they are a bunch of bigots and haters. Ouch!

https://www.fes.de/presse/aktuelle-pressehinweise/menschenrechtspreis-2018-der-friedrich-ebert-stiftung/

chuck said...

> You put in a slug, you know what comes out? The manager.

Reminds me of hitchhiking in NY in the 60's. Got a ride with a guy who had a box of slugs for the toll machines, he got them from a friend of his who was a machinist with a sideline. I could also tell you about trucks with phony mufflers (for better mileage), and cigarette smuggling. Taxes, fees, and laws makes NY a prime incubator of the underground cash economy. Illegal immigrants fit right in.

Jupiter said...

Blogger Matthew Sablan said...

"Threats of violence should not be how we thin the field in American elections."

It seems fairly clear that the Democrats do not agree with you. So, yes, this is exactly what the Democrats have brought us to. Anyone who dares to oppose them will see his family attacked in their home. His employer will be called upon to fire him. He will be harassed in public restaurants. This is what the Left Fascists mean when they say, "If you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem".

Humperdink said...

anti de Spit asked (Re: The Mueller hoax): "Why is DJT all fussy about this now?"

I cracked up at this. Really Spit? Only now is DJT fussy about this?

narciso said...

In other news:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/world/11/15/brazils-bolsonaro-names-trump-fan-top-diplomat-as-cuba-relations-sour/amp/

Stephen Cooper said...

Ralph L - what you call an excessive amount of makeup merely means that she is waiting for someone.

She recently put on lipstick because she wants to look good when he shows up.

I know this because I am fascinated by the 1920s, lots of my friends, most (but not all) of them gone, were alive in the 1920s, and it really was a different world.

Unknown said...

"Anybody (everybody?) wonder what..."

She's a screamer. I'll tell you that.

Ralph L said...

Lipstick's OK, it's the mascara. Her face shouldn't be that bright under a hat brim at night. If the very strange lights are reflections, where's the rest of the cafe?

What's the gold thing on the far right?

Stephen Cooper said...

Going backwards - the gold thing is not gold, it is brass. It is a tray stand, they used to put food that should stay warm - particularly appetizers, which is why it is empty, it is way past appetizer hour - on such a stand. The brass tubes held hot water and kept it hot for awhile.

The raccoon look in her eyes is not a depiction of too much mascara, it is a trick Hopper learned from the impressionists, where the color on a human face falsely echoes the colors surrounding the human. In poetry, it is called the pathetic fallacy (the night was dark and so was my heart: that sort of thing.)

She is not a tart because most of her clothes are wool. Even the hat is wool. Remember back when Nixon talked about his wife's cloth winter coat? A tart would have had something un-cottony and un-lacy to show.

Your question about where is the rest of the cafe is a good one. Hopper was certainly a good enough painter to know that he could play around with reflections to make a place seem less real, more philosophical. So I can't say where the rest of the cafe is, because it is a cafe in a dreamscape, which is why the guy's paintings sell for a million dollars per square inch.

Oh and the brightness of her face ----- that is to show she is both young and has a complexion she is not ashamed of, which makes the sad patient look of waiting on her face more poignant.


Stephen Cooper said...

I meant, even the hat is simple cotton. Of course the hat is not wool. Pressed cotton, some version of felt - that stuff always carried a nice smell to it , it always held the smell of the soap and the powder for weeks and weeks after being cleaned.

Stephen Cooper said...

Or I could be wrong about all of that.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

ok what's with the Dr. Strangelove/Michael Jackson/Sophie B.Hawkins "one glove" look?

narciso said...

Ot, you thought star discovery was bad hold your romulan ale, it's even worse than you thought.

Ralph L said...

My mattress since 1992 is solid cotton felt. The labels my grandmother left on say it was made 10 miles from here and cost $35 in 1944, which explains why there's no metal in it.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Get the cunt out of your ass and donate to Vanderleun.

What the Christ have you been waiting for?

http://americandigest.org

Stephen Cooper said...

I don't know how to describe it, but it as if the material produces its own fresh talcum powder -without the dust - on a refreshing continual basis, always being cooler than it looks

narciso said...

Star trek discovery, but what can one expect when mirror universe infiltrator les Moonves is involved.

Guildofcannonballs said...


You've donated $75.00 USD to
Gerard Vanderleun

Ralph L said...

She had to take the right glove off to pull out the right change and hold the teacup securely.

OTOH, her decolletage, high hemline, and apparent lack of hose indicate she doesn't care about the cold because she's used to standing on the street corner.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I am so in debt that 75 might cost me 1800.

Don't care.

Guildofcannonballs said...

If it's only because I went to the bottom I was able to donate, well by God I'm glad I was there.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

i think she's sad because she's all alone, her legs are unshapely, and her cowboy hat melted.
It used to look like a full-on 'Hoss Cartwright'. but now just looks like the cheddar on the grilled cheese sandwich she wants but cant afford.
Please, someone Photoshop a rich boyfriend into that scene-- like a rep from Stetson maybe.
thanks.

chickenlittle said...

Inga breathlessly concluded: "Sort of like Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater."

The story emphasized that the man was anti-Trump, motivated by TDS.

I'm astounded that it took 3 three reporters to put together that non-story. No wonder people have disdain for the media.

Matthew Sablan said...

I just saw a report that Broward county uploaded their recount two minutes late... so it isn't be counted.

This is the sort of lesson people learned in high school or college when the teacher failed you on an assignment even though you were "just a little late." Kind of harsh that the people running Broward County's election have to learn it while playing with the ballots and votes of lots of other people. But, hey, maybe this time it'll stick and they'll learn their lesson. If not them, maybe the people who keep giving them the authority and power might learn theirs.

Deep Runner said...

Bring back #TheAutomat. And #HotShoppes.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Bring back #TheAutomat. And #HotShoppes.
because
#FightFor15

James K said...

I just saw a report that Broward county uploaded their recount two minutes late... so it isn't be counted.


I saw a report suggesting that they were intentionally late because it added to DeSantis's lead.

narciso said...

I lived in that blue hell for many years, that's why this kerfluffle is both familiar and infuriating

MadTownGuy said...

Blogger Birches said...
"Haha. The Fiddler on the Roof guy is a lefty who was confused by angry people because he thought that meant they liked Trump."

False flag.

Matthew Sablan said...

Wait -- the guy making Trump look bad with a Nazi salute... was anti-Trump?

Who could have guessed.

Big Mike said...

Wait -- the guy making Trump look bad with a Nazi salute... was anti-Trump?

@Matthew Sablan, no doubt he "wanted to start a dialog." Isn't that the usual excuse when a lefty gets caught in a fake hate crime?

javabeast said...

Civility Bullshit TED Talk
...Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views.

walter said...

Blogger Inga...Allie Oop said...
Sort of like Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
-
Yes..since it signals an unhinged attendee given Trump's pro-Israel, pro-daughter/son in law/offspring stance.

narciso said...


https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichte9r/2018/11/15/5-dumb-gop-mistakes-we-better-fix-before-2020-n2535915?fbclid=IwAR2lGlzll6Y1M0Mx9rTp0ccrWhDwvLt3XJjaKVngYPqL-VqgLrmGF--EiOE

gadfly said...

JohnAnnArbor said...
Automats. Will they be more prevalent in the future?

The last Horn and Hardart Automat closed its doors at 42nd and 3rd in Manhattan during the month of April, 1991.

Bruce Hayden said...

"Democrats like progressive (i.e. secular) Jews, who believe the Torah is a living document, and their religious/moral philosophy a suggestion that is deprecated by the Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent, code of ethics."

Be interested to see what the Jews here have to say, but I had an interesting discussion with a Jewish friend of mine a couple weeks ago. Religiously, he is middle of the road Jewish. Politically, he is libertarian progressive (which is humorous because his undergraduate degree was in economics). What was interesting was out discussion on abortion. I take the moderate Protestant view of a sliding scale between conception and birth, where the fetus gains rights as it becomes viable, and after the point of healthy viability, consider abortion to be murder. He stated that the Jewish view is that the health of the mother always triumphs over that of her fetus, and even baby, since she could always have more kids. And that personhood does not really occur until maybe 9 months of age. I asked about the naming, and the Briss (circumcision) and he indicated that it would typically be delayed if a baby was thought maybe might not survive. I found it interesting because of how absolutist it was - maybe as absolutist as that of devout Catholics and Evangelicals, but in the opposite direction. The one religious view that life starts at conception, and the other one that it really doesn't start until days, if not months after full term birth. Both views apparently religiously driven. No wonder my compromise position is not acceptable to either group.

n.n said...

The one religious view that life starts at conception, and the other one that it really doesn't start until days, if not months after full term birth. Both views apparently religiously driven. No wonder my compromise position is not acceptable to either group.

I go by the evolutionary process of a human life, which unambiguously begins at conception.

n.n said...

evolutionary process... unambiguously begins at conception

Now, human consciousness is less certain. In part, because it is incompletely, and likely unsufficiently, characterized. For one, we cannot discern the difference between origin and expression in the near-frame (i.e. scientific logical domain). What we do know is that a coherent nervous system forms around four weeks. Then we infer the emergence of consciousness based on the observation and record of key features.

Humperdink said...

I just watched a video of the caravan migrants in Tijuana protesting, holding up cell phones taking videos. Must have had portable phone chargers.

rhhardin said...

NYC (streaming) radio is going on about the horrible 6-hour snowstorm commute yesterday. Nothing about it in the (online) NYT. Perhaps they don't do snow or news in NY.

stevew said...

That's because the first snow, and its inconveniences, could not be used to attack Trump.

DanZenner said...

Congratulations to Christian Yelich on being named MVP for the NL! What a fine player!

This video from September is making the rounds - he is meeting the kid who caught the homer of his 2nd cycle.

https://twitter.com/Brewers/status/1041881053114314752

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Is HIllary behind Mueller?

The latest with Assange makes me think yes. The Clinton revenge machine are pulling Muller's strings.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

NEW: The man has been identified by Baltimore police as Anthony M. Derlunas, 59. AND GET THIS: He told police he was yelling "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" because of his *hatred* for Trump. Said the last scene of the first act reminded him. (Also said he'd been drinking heavily.)

woops - that does not fit the narrative.

AllenS said...

It certainly does not fit Inga's narrative.

Marc said...

I no longer recall which post elicited Amy Welborn's comment, but yesterday she posted about being a regular reader here. Oh, it was about places to go when one travels, with an interminable string of comments.

Marc said...

Mark, Finally I begin to read the comments, and see you had already seen AW's yesterday's post. Now we know.

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Etienne said...

"I had all my cash in a safe because I didn’t trust the banks" says Australian Director Neil Johnson.

He believe more in the U.S. Forest Service.

The contents of the safe were found to contain nothing but ashes. The heat was so intense the money burned to a crisp in the "fire-proof" safe.

Jim at said...

Anybody (everybody?) wonder what Inga is like in real life?

No. I don't need to wonder.

I've been exposed to snarling, leftist bitches like her my entire life. Both personally and professionally. I avoid them like the plague.

Deep Runner said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
Bring back #TheAutomat. And #HotShoppes.
because
#FightFor15

Huh? Remembering stuff from my childhood means I wanna fight for 15? smh.