November 27, 2018

At the Tuesday Night Café...

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62 comments:

Narayanan Subramanian said...

I remember in middle school geography we were taught climate zones - torrid, tropical, temperate and Arctic with latitude range for each.
By climate change are scientists saying these zones now are changing latitudes? Will disappear?

traditionalguy said...

We are fast approaching November, 2020. That will also be the 400th anniversary of the landing at Cape Cod of the Mayflower carrying 100 Pilgrim colonists of New Plymouth. Half of them died of a disease they faced while suffering from famine and exposure for the winter. But they kept their faith and made it a successs that spring and summer until the First Thanksgiving that fall. And yes, they ate Turkey, lobster, duck, cod and other fish along with Indian corn taught them by Squanto.

Later, Cotton Mather attributed their successes to William Bradford whom he called their Moses, and whose very well done written account in 1648 is considered the first great American literature written. The British Army captured the original manuscript circa 1777 in Boston, but we got it back from England after an 1880 lawsuit.

IIR the Professor is descended from Cotton Mather. The Mather community arrived in 17 ships in 1630 and founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in Boston Harbor. They were Puritans rather than Separatists, but they greatly respected the Pilgrims at Plymouth as the spiritual founders of New England.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Would it not be more informational if data can be used to generate *average* temperature for 1degree` latitude bands instead of global *average*?

YoungHegelian said...

I love this.

The Babylon Bee really scores sometimes.

(H/T Insty)

gilbar said...

i've been thinking about those signs we kept seeing last fall; i think they were mis ordered,
it should have been

Love Hates Trump

Hagar said...

I just received my car insurance renewal bill along with a note apologizing for the steep rate increase, but the cost of repairing these complex new cars and medical treatments have really risen in recent years.

All that "free" stuff is getting quite expensive, isn't it?

etbass said...

It pays to shop for new insurers for both auto and homeowners insurance. Rate creep just seems part of the business strategy. I find almost invariably that I need to change companies every 3 - 4 years and find better rates by sometimes 50%. Then the creep starts again, with the new company. Easy to shop nowadays on line and takes no more than an hour or so.

tim in vermont said...

I know somebody who was on the flight from West Palm to Boston last night that was delayed for 7 hours because some kids heading to Boston were upset at being bumped and made some comments on Snapchat about “blowing up the plane.” They brought in a SWAT team, bomb sniffing dogs onto the plane, offloaded all of the luggage to check it, on and on so the passengers didn’t get in until about 6 a.m.

The geniuses were wearing gear that was a certain shade of Crimson with a white ‘H’ on it. Fucking geniuses, well connected no doubt, since their names seem to have been kept out of the papers.

FullMoon said...

Snapshot

Uncle Joe Biden

JPS said...

Narayanan Subramanian,

"Would it not be more informational if data can be used to generate *average* temperature for 1degree` latitude bands instead of global *average*?"

I think this would confuse more than it clarified, because so many factors affect climate besides latitude. You'd be averaging the Mediterranean coast of Italy and France with southern Vermont. Mount Everest and Tampa, Florida lie darned close to the same latitude.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Surprise! Mississippians elect another racist.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

On a more positive note, Democrats flipped 41 US House seats.

Jack Wayne said...

You misspelled it. It should hissue from the mouth as “racisssss”.

Jack Wayne said...

“In a speech addressing the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron stuck to his green agenda, promising to close 50 per cent of nuclear plants and make France carbon-free by 2050.”

That’s the sound a 1st world nation makes as it charges to the bottom.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Everyone is a racist, Inga. That's as far as your tiny leftwing Rachel Maddow brain can take you.

tim in vermont said...

Nothing like the 63 Republicans flipped on Obama, and they took the Senate too, but if it makes you feel better....

Speaking of Supreme Court Justices, here is an interesting quote I just ran across from Salvador Dali:

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

How many house seats were flipped in 2010 after Obama poisoned our nation with his progressive Davos decline?


63

Just for your comparison amusement.

tim in vermont said...

The new Democrat House is going to undertake the same climate change agenda that led to riots in France. Coupled with the same immigration agenda that led to Brexit and Merkel stepping down.

Pass the popcorn.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"Surprise! Mississippians elect another racist."

Surprise, calling people racists doesn't work anymore!

The new Senate majority is going to ram through another constitution respecting judge when Ginsberg dies in the next two years. Hopefully you aren't still around to see it, you retarded old cunt.

tim in vermont said...

How long are Democrats going to be able to hide behind the media’s skirts pushing two extremely unpopular agendas? Only so long as they have zero success, is my bet.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Ousting Claire Hillary Clinton McCatkill from her lifetime of personal graft in the senate was the most delicious.

#1 deplorables.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

JPS....
So what explanatory purpose does global average have if it won't work to average by latitude?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The best part of the democrat agenda is their non-stop desire to destroy our health care system. Single payer - Universal health care - medicare for all. Whatever they call it, it will make us long for Obamacare's failures and lies.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Complex systems should not be simplified Willy nilly silly.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

It's unscientific to do so.

tim in vermont said...

Of course the Democrats still have Democrat Bob Menendez, credibly accused child molester in the Senate, so Inga has that to be proud of.

tim in vermont said...

At least Republicans rejected Roy Moore. Democrats have stuck by their little “Lolita Express” frequent flier.

wildswan said...

The Dems are going to repeal the tax cut, impeach Trump in the House and raise utility bill prices by raising taxes on gas and coal. Generally go to Venezuela by way of California. It won't do anything for the nation but then they hate America first when they get up in the morning so they won't mind. I sincerely hope the House Republicans are ready to fight, not to play we're all friends together in DC.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Menendez - who let his eye doctor scam Medicare & helped him do so.

New Jersey has such high property taxes, nobody can afford to buy anything on a living wage. But that's because democrats care.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Democrats also cast 9 million more votes than Republicans in these midterms. Can’t wait for 2020.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Inga is excited for the corruption to regain it's former glory.

tim in vermont said...

Yeah, pile up the votes in the blue states. Out of power party always does well in the mid terms, So you can figure that was your high water mark. When this Russia thing totally collapses, what then?

William said...

The creator of Sponge Bob Squarepants has died. I would sometimes hit on Sponge Bob while surfing. If you watched for more than a minute or two, you were hooked. The jokes were funny and utterly devoid of malice. He must have been a good man. I'm genuinely sorry to hear of his death and at a relatively young age......I wonder if Spongebob will live on or if Spongebob was strictly the rssult of one man's creative vision.

tim in vermont said...

I am sure that the impeachment won’t produce any backlash, so I say go for it!

tim in vermont said...

SpongeBob is the best. I have wasted many the minute on that show. When my kids were little, I enjoyed them, and I even enjoy him with the next generation of rug rats that find their way to my house.

tim in vermont said...

Manchin, of course, had to lie to win, and uncorked the truth about how he felt within minutes of winning. How do victories like that translate?

President-Mom-Jeans said...

SpongeBob was an infinitely more important and well written show than Girls, no matter what Althouse's delusional opinion says.

alanc709 said...

Remind which Senator was an avowed Klan Member? Byrd? I seem to recall he was a democrat, the same pro-slavery party of Civil Wars days, and predominant opposors of Civil Rights legislation in the post-WW2 era. Makes you wonder if calling conservatives racist isn't just another case of libs accusing others of their own guilts.

n.n said...

Moore dated girls above the legal age. All the girls were conscious. The one time he was with a girl below the age, he cut the date short following discovery. There was no rape, rape-rape, or superior exploitation. Has any new evidence come to light about an alternative history?

Original Mike said...

Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it's cubed

What a disappointment. How can they publish this article without a single picture of said poop?

narciso said...

His future wife was 18, roughly around that time, maybe like with Dr Ford, it was wish fulfillment on the part of the accuser with the forged yearbook.

Gahrie said...

Can’t wait for 2020.

Neither can Hillary.

eddie willers said...

Democrats also cast 9 million more votes than Republicans in these midterms.

All bunched up in their little blue districts.

Thank you, Framers!

Gahrie said...

The Dems are going to repeal the tax cut,

More important to them is restoring the deduction for state and local taxes.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Punitive tax rape is democratic specialty.

Gahrie said...

Democrats also cast 9 million more votes than Republicans in these midterms.

All bunched up in their little blue districts.

Thank you, Framers!


No thanks to Baker V Carr or Reynolds V Sims. If the Framers had had any idea of the demographic change from a rural population to an urban one, they would have created some way of limiting the power of cities.

narciso said...

Why do I think they wont really care about those exemptions, suckers.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Dickin'
Moore, but not in terms of substance. Superficially. And after the make-over.

Unknown said...

I think VDH is starting to get tired of being odd man out at NR:

Today, Jim Geraghty writes snidely:

VDH writes, “The hostile reaction to Trump is a sort of proof of his success.” Does it follow, then, that if Trump was widely loved, it would be proof of his failure?”

Geraghty creates a false either/or binary.


Not "My good friend Jim didn't quite get my point".

As an aside, that post takes literally over three minutes to finish loading in firefox. That's absurd.

narciso said...


Qatar Turkey and Iran disagree:


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-u-s-saudi-partnership-is-vital-1543362363?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/4oJXH8MkN7

walter said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
Surprise! Mississippians elect another racist.
11/27/18, 9:15 PM
--
Really? What provokes that characterization?

Ken B said...

I read a book review tonight, about a book on the capture of Eichmann. The review said it was a great book, except it was “troubling” and “problematic “ that Eichmann was presented as evil.

So when you think Inga is as bad as it gets, think again.

Darrell said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
Surprise! Mississippians elect another racist.


I'd attend Inga's hanging. Or at least watch it a couple of times on YouTube.

gilbar said...

Walter asked Inga...Allie Oop who said...
Surprise! Mississippians elect another racist.
Really? What provokes that characterization?

it's Really Quite Simple Walter!
Hyde-Smith is a Republician, ergo she is A RACIST!
or
Hyde-Smith is a White, ergo she is A RACIST!
or
Hyde Smith is from Miss Sippi, ergo she is A RACIST!

when, like Igna, you paint with a large brush; it takes few strokes

Big Mike said...

@gilbar, also, Hyde-Smith was running against Mike Espy, a race-baiting Black asshole, and she failed to drop out of the race and bow down at his feet. Is any further proof needed?

exhelodrvr1 said...

"The hostile reaction to Trump is a sort of proof of his success."

Absolutely, because the success of his policies/the approach he takes to his policies makes him much more dangerous to his opponents, but within and without the Republican party.

Hagar said...

I was surprised to see Mike Espy was running for Mississippi senator. I thought that they had dropped the charges against him against a promise to leave town and never come back.

Big Mike said...

@Hagar, when you’re connected to the Clintons promises are written on the wind.

Bruce Hayden said...

"Democrats also cast 9 million more votes than Republicans in these midterms..."

And how many of those were legal registered citizen voters voting legally? How many of them were still breathing? How many illegal voters? How many of those votes were cast by Dem party workers after they found out how many votes they needed to manufacture?

Humperdink said...
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Rick Turley said...

I'd like to know if the almost 3 millions votes for Feinstein's DEMOCRATIC opponent counted in those 9 million more votes.

MadTownGuy said...

" n.n said...
Moore dated girls above the legal age. All the girls were conscious. The one time he was with a girl below the age, he cut the date short following discovery. There was no rape, rape-rape, or superior exploitation. Has any new evidence come to light about an alternative history?
"

Probably not, since he lost the election so there was no further need to pursue any more dirt (real or contrived).