November 18, 2018

At the Cayenne Café...

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... you can talk all night.

And buy your stuff at Amazon through the Althouse Portal. If you need a recommendation, I'd say that about once a year you should order a giant pump bottle of Precipitation.

67 comments:

dustbunny said...

A table without visible support. Nice.

dustbunny said...

Oh I see it now.

The Bergall said...

Nice pic, but those chairs?

tcrosse said...

No under-the-table hanky-panky at Meadehouse.

EDH said...

"I'd say that about once a year you should order a giant pump bottle of Precipitation."

Amazon Review...Michael
July 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Skin Product - makes my skin feel amazing - with a slight healthy sheen - but it's not greasy. Not sure why this item is priced at $128 when you can buy it directly from Origins or in one of their stores for $60


Right now, $101.99 and $70, respectively.

https://www.origins.com/esearch?query=precipitation

Ralph L said...

Oh I see it now.

For a minute, I thought someone had taken a chunk out of the carpet.

Andrew said...

Happy Jonestown Day, everyone!

(Ann, I'm surprised you didn't do a post on the anniversary. Perhaps it's too morbid.)

I grew up believing that Jim Jones was a Christian cult leader. But eventually I learned that Jones, while maintaining Christian trappings, was a left-wing idealogue. (I realize this is now common knowledge, but it was a surprise to me.) His rhetoric actually mocked the Bible and Christianity. He was a fan of Huey Newton and other radicals. His ties to the Democratic Party in San Francisco were deep and far-reaching. The Dems covered for him. (One more reason why Harvey Milk does not deserve his hero status.) Some Peoples Temple members were killed before the movement even went to Guyana, if I recall.

On this day, we remember the victims of socialist utopias everywhere, and renounce the works of those who believe that next time it will be different.

Raise a glass, but drink milk or something.

And poor Guyana. They need to have a spectacular event to diminish the one thing people remember about their country. Or they should just merge with a neighboring nation.

Humperdink said...

Jonestown, where the term "drink the Kool-Aid" entered our lexicon.

Fritz said...

Beware of overuse of moisturizers...

stevew said...

Today I fashioned four taper candle holder centerpieces out of birch logs and cooper tubing. We will decorate our Thanksgiving tables with them. I'm not usually anxious when working with wood, but flattening one side of an odd shaped log on my table saw made for digit risky business. I've got to get me jointer. Happy to report we have our four candle holders, and I still have 10 complete fingers. All's well that ends well.

Curious George said...

Time to watch the first place Bears!

mockturtle said...

The Raiders finally found someone they could beat. It just had to be Arizona. :-(

ALP said...

Ann - I am curious as to the age of your house. When was it built?

Humperdink said...

Having played as poorly as he could in the first half, Big Ben adds to his legacy in the second half. The Jags are officially toast.

Henry said...
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Laslo Spatula said...

I am really struck by the composition in this photograph.

Very nice.

I am Laslo.

Henry said...

We have a mirrored coffee table, which my son's friend calls the invisible table. Then they jump on the furniture until I tell them to go to the basement where they bang things with hammers.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann - I am curious as to the age of your house. When was it built?"

The front part of the house (which you see there) was built in 1923, so it's almost a hundred years old.

Ann Althouse said...

"Nice pic, but those chairs?"

Famous chairs.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

Interesting photo. And that table shattering in the fight scene should be visually striking.

Hagar said...

The Speaker of the House was intended to be the Speaker for all of the House and should really be chosen by a bi-partisan vote.
The majority party would still have a party leader and whip to lead them in partisan matters.

Is it true that the Speaker actually is not required to be a member of the House at all?

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Grind one those yummy peppers up in your next batch of hummus, if you make your own hummus. Delicious.

Laslo Spatula said...

"... if you make your own hummus. "

That feels like it SHOULD be innuendo.

I am Laslo.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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rhhardin said...

[old father to young woman, on puberty] [We men are] terrified of the mysteries of young women, absolute terror. One day we're bathing little girls, cheek-to-cheek, and the next, the door is locked for good.

- An Ordinary Man (2017)

News... You're too young to remember when news became entertainment, good guys, bad guys. Suddenly, the whole fucking thing's a bad Western, and everyone wants a villain. A melodrama right there, on the nightly news, and hooray, we need a villain. It's casting, the whole thing's just casting. And guess who plays the villain?

ibid.

Birkel said...

Hagar,
It is true that any US person can be Speaker.
Wouldn't it be lovely if the Speaker was selected for other than money-raising prowess?
(And I mean this as truly bipartisan criticism!)

rhhardin said...

There's crescendo and then innuendo.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“That feels like it SHOULD be innuendo.”

It might be.

Humperdink said...

Want some more evidence that Broward County is a democrat run dumpster fire? Caught this in USA today:

"In fact, had it not been for a poorly designed ballot in Broward County, the Senate race likely would have been even closer than it was.

In Broward, a Democratic stronghold, some 30,000 voters didn’t record a choice in the Senate, an unusually high number for such a high-profile race.

Nelson's recount hopes rested on discovering that those "undervotes" were the result of machine-counting errors. But both machine and manual recounts showed that in the vast majority of cases, voters simply left the race blank."

Hilarious.

chillblaine said...

"Precipitation" is the title of a thriller with Catherine Denueve.

My fragrance would be, "not ass."

OH! I actually wanted to stitch, um, you see remember the hotties with Juicy on their bottoms, oh! OK, my mans clothing line would be, "Stinky"

chillblaine said...
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chillblaine said...

"You're too young to remember when news became entertainment, good guys, bad guys"

some of ya'll maybe. mark steyn interviews Lionel Chetwynd. Thank you Ann, and this goes to the steyn online interview mb best to all

wildswan said...

Still wondering how Scott Walker could have lost. I'm out of state right now so maybe I'm missing the story that explains it all.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Still wondering how Scott Walker could have lost. I'm out of state right now so maybe I'm missing the story that explains it all.”

Payback’s a bitch.

Hagar said...

OK, I read the Wikipedia article.

Nancy Pelosi goes far beyond her money-raising prowess. She is also reputed to be the best vote counter ever. But this is supposed to be what the party whip is for.
Previous noted Speakers have also been political leaders in their parties and of the country, but Pelosi does not seem to think that is part of the job. I am sure I have read at least one flat statement of hers to the effect that "the party leadership" sets policies and her duty is just to see they are carried out, and today's Democrat Party in the House certainly seems to be run that way.

I cannot think of any past Speaker - great or not so great - that would ever have said such a thing as: "We have to pass this bill so that we can find out what is in it!"

That statement shocked me to the core. I cannot believe that any previous Speaker would ever have consented to push a bill through the House without even having been told what was in it. Most would have insisted on their views being incorporated in any bill presented or forget it. But Pelosi's intellect appears not to rise to aspirations on that level.

Birkel said...

Hagar,
It is fundraising and window dressing.
Her fundraising buys her loyalty.
That means she can count the indebted.

Pelosi is a mediocre legislator.
She has little vision beyond increasing Democrat control.

That is all she needs, these days.

BJM said...

Althouse...are you planning to dry, pickle or ferment the peppers?

Ralph L said...

Happy Jonestown Day, everyone!

Also Mickey Mouse's birthday! And mine, so thanks for the reminder.

Francisco D said...

Payback’s a bitch.

Socialists want guaranteed employment, no matter how incompetent they are.

Inga sees Walker's loss as payback for supporting free enterprise. How would she have been employed if not for socialist unions?

If you want to see what communism looks like, just think about Inga's fat, stupid ass. We will have to support them forever.

Karen of Texas said...

"Payback’s a bitch."

I have a very good friend, a high school teacher, who lives in Wisconsin. She's hated Walker with the heat of a thousand suns since he was first elected. She said the exact same thing. She is a liberal Democrat with whom this conservative can actually have intelligent, interesting political discussions. Except where Walker is concerned.

Is it just me or is it sad that our politics have devolved to "payback's a bitch"?

narciso said...

Well remember " you have to vote for it, to find what's in it' as for Walker it seems to have been a Milwaukee centric moment, and laverne and shirley is long gone.

narciso said...

Re the chetwynd interview yes he does occasionally go for formulaic material like American president, but then there's mr. Hollands plus. Adam McKay the twit that directs will Farrell is considered deep, don't get me started on rob Reiner and his fustercluck of a film.

narciso said...

You don't have to tell me, I lived there for more time than was wise.

The problem with that theory Is the margin was wider not smaller with gillum, logic how does it work.

mockturtle said...

Pelosi is a mediocre legislator.
She has little vision beyond increasing Democrat control.


She is also the House's biggest fundraiser. This is how she managed to get elected term after term.

Molly said...

Reading the earlier post on gender identity in children and clothing options led me on a meandering thought path to:

1. What is mental illness: does the term only refer to gun enthusiasts, rapists, and Donald Trump?
2. Can a woman be mentally ill?
3. Can a woman who is pro-choice be mentally ill?
4. Can we compile a list of (fictional) characters from popular culture who should be characterized as "mentally ill"?

pacwest said...

@stevew
"flattening one side of an odd shaped log on my table saw made for digit risky business."

Very risky business. Don't do that. I repeat, don't do that. One more time. Don't do that!

Ralph L said...

2. Can a woman be mentally ill?

rhhardin has the answer.

Laslo Spatula said...

"4. Can we compile a list of (fictional) characters from popular culture who should be characterized as "mentally ill"?"

Post-Seventies, the shorter list would be those who are not.

For females, Mary Tyler Moore functions as the bridge from quirky black-and-white neurotic to the full-color nascent cat ladies and emotional sharknados that came after.

Where have you gone, Laura Petrie?

Our nation turns its lonely sitcom eyes to you.

I am Laslo.

Hagar said...

The Speaker's powers are vast and Pelosi is a master at using them, but only as an enforcer for "the Party leadership." She is no leader herself and apparently is not even interested.

Gahrie said...

Is it true that the Speaker actually is not required to be a member of the House at all?

Yes. But all of them have been so far.

Gahrie said...

That's it!

The Dems elect Hillary as Speaker of the House, Impeach Trump, refuse to approve a VP under pence, impeach Pence and Hillary is president!!

Now..how do they take control of the Senate? Flip a few?

narciso said...

Has anything been real, it's a dated story


https://www.libertariannews.org/2012/11/15/meat-packing-lies-exposing-the-fiction-of-upton-sinclairs-the-jungle/

chillblaine said...

Nancy Pelosi rammed in ObamaCares. Pelosi has Cali connections. This is going to be surreal.

chillblaine said...

oh, I am soo soo happy to see whomst returns to recant and retell. AWESOME

Bruce Hayden said...


Blogger mockturtle said...
“The Raiders finally found someone they could beat. It just had to be Arizona. :-(“

Ah. That is why there were so many people wearing Raiders gear today at the Walmart a mile south of Cardinal stadium.

One of my partner’s grandsons was inconsolable after the Cards lost to the Denver Donkeys. High school freshman, so what can you expect? I wanted to tell him to get a life, esp outside of one of the worst teams in the NFL. Nope. Apparently I would confuse him - maybe into maybe graduating from high school, getting several college degrees, and maybe a good job. I am outvoted, and, indeed, don’t have a vote, since he isn’t my biological descendant, except at Christmas and birthdays.

Unknown said...

When Mike Baron created his gonzo superhero comic book, "The Badger", the teaser tagline before issue 1 was something like: "Put on a costume and fight crime? You'd have to be crazy!".

Which he was, very entertainingly (for the most part).

Unknown said...

IIRC, Willie Brown managed to become speaker of the California House in a period in which it had a Republican majority.

Lem said...

You can't have a staring contest with guns on your lap using Althouse's table.

Like the 1st base umpire, you got to look at the gun or you got to look at the guy you are having the staring contest with... the umpire watches the base and listens for the sound of the ball hitting the first baseman's glove.

But you all knew this already.

True Detective Season 2 Episode 6 Staring contest (**Spoiler Alert**)

Theranter said...

Eames chairs?

Stephen Cooper said...

Off topic, but if you want to find a good faith healer ...

look for someone who has had a fantastically hard life, on the outside

and whose eyes show no bitterness or resentment

also, don't pay for it .... real faith healers do not take contributions

Stephen Cooper said...

also, if they don't love animals - if they eat factory farmed pork, for example - they are not a real faith healer.

Good luck, and thanks for reading.

God loves you the way you are but loves you too much to let you stay that way.

gadfly said...

WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday harshly condemned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his alleged role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling him "unhinged" and pointedly refusing to work with the prince in the future.

But MBS need not be concerned. After spending the past two years as an oddly critical "pretend golfing buddy" of the president, perhaps believing he could influence policy, Lindsey Grahamnesty is now a full-fledged Trump defender. This change seems to track to John McCain's passing.

But . . . Senator Lindsey Graham, who has cultivated a friendly and frequently sycophantic relationship with the president, endorsed Trump’s right to fire Sessions, as long as he waits until after the midterm elections. “The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that’s qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice.”

AllenS said...

Wisconsin has 72 counties, Evers won 19 of them, and the rest went for Walker. Where I live, out in the country, we do not trust Milwaukee and Dane Counties vote counting.

Fritz said...

2. Can a woman be mentally ill?

Look up the origin of the word hysteria

Molly said...

FRitz: there was a movie called "Hysteria" based on the hypothesis that women's apparent mental problems were entirely based on the fact that they were not being sexually satisfied. I think this is the modern understanding of "mental illness" in women: they are not ill, and it is men's fault.

Anita Villegas said...

Women generally have higher rates of mental disorders, with some exceptions that manifest in boys at high rates. And women are literally medicating their way to a group-think set of milestones. k

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