January 12, 2019

At the Brown Mouse Café...



... you can nibble the fat.

73 comments:

Darrell said...

I wouldn't right-click that mouse.

Big Mike said...

Sorry, Althouse, but that is nothing like a real mouse.

Drago said...

Here's a fun exercise:

1) Serial Killing
2) Mass Murder
3) Genocide against an entire population
4) A single alleged phone call from decades ago

Q: Which of these things does not belong?

A: Trick Question!!!!

According to LLR Chuck these things are all literally equivalent and can be applied to Trump....with one important LLR Chuck supplied caveat: Trump is actually worse than those historical figures who were responsible for those atrocities!

Yes, Chuck, true to his promise to lie about and smear Trump, renains at this level that he sunk to around January of 2015.

iowan2 said...

I have never put a single adornment on any vehicle I have owned.
I would however buy two rat window clings,for $40 including tax, shipping and handling. One for the Acadia, and one for the Sierra.

Bob Boyd said...

Looks like of those thoroughbred racing mice.

Phidippus said...

That mouse is quite fetching. And I'm not what you would call a mouse person.

Rick Turley said...

Jurassic mouse. The missing link between the lizards and mammals.

Rick Turley said...

PS. Looks delicious.

Tommy Duncan said...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — "Madison's mayor is proposing to provide $165,000 for extra security at an apartment complex for homeless families.

The State Journal reports that the Tree Lane apartments have provided permanent housing for 45 of the city's neediest homeless families, but police have responded to numerous incidents including gunfire, the arrest of a person for an attempted homicide at another location, fights and more."


Remember the Cabrini-Green low income housing in Chicago? Apparently the City of Madison does not remember. The US has a long history of congregating dysfunctional individuals and families in large housing complexes. The results are consistent and predictable. Bad things happen when dysfunction people interact. Cabrini-Green was a sad example. We see the interaction of dysfunctional people not just in housing but also in schools. Ironically, Madison is moving to remove police officers from its schools while adding then at housing complexes. I guess the safety of school children is a lower priority.

Seeing Red said...

Los Angeles is grappling with a homeless epidemic. “It’s the worst human catastrophe in America,” says Andy Bales, a pastor who runs the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row. Faced with a growing crisis, city leaders last year budgeted more than $100 million for affordable housing, addiction treatment, job placement and mental health services. And yet, as L.A.’s real estate prices soar, so does the city’s homeless population. And nowhere have the twin forces of inaccessible housing and inequality created a more explosive mix than in Venice Beach, a hotbed of entertainment executives and talent where the median home price is $1.9 million. Many of these residents are now grappling with a quality-of-life issue that defies their own liberal ideals.


This will be fun to watch.

I think LA needs to raise taxes.

stlcdr said...

Federal shutdown:

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on
https://apnews.com/5d95c567185f4592b4a6e59fa9317f7c

The typical federal employee makes $37 an hour, which translates into $1,480 a week, according to Labor Department data. That’s nearly $1.2 billion in lost pay each week, when multiplied by 800,000 federal workers.

5 weeks gives us over 5 billion. So, is the wall expensive or are federal workers expensive?

stlcdr said...

And where can we get these mice, again?

Seeing Red said...

$76k/yr plus great health insurance and generous days off and other benefits , so about over $100k/ yr.

Rusty said...

Is that a coffee wash?

Molly said...

I've been wanting to make the following point. There are 4 approaches to immigration that are currently in the mainstream:

1. There should be restrictions on immigration, and to enforce those restrictions we need to have a effective barrier at the border.
1A. And we need to treat people harshly who are caught inside the US with an illegal status .
1B. But I understand there are those who say if have effective enforcement of restrictions, we don't need to treat those who are already here harshly.

2. We should welcome all who want to come to the US, so it is unnecessary to enforce restrictions on immigration.

3. There should be restrictions on immigration, but the policies in place are sufficient to enforce those restrictions.

4. There should be restrictions on immigration, but those restrictions can be enforced without an effective barrier at the border and without treating harshly those who are already here.

1 and 2 are internally coherent and deserve serious debate.

3 has no basis in fact.

4 is so ill-defined, that it is ridiculous. Or (if you disagree) point me to a serious proposal (other than Trump's) that would effectively restrict immigration, and explain why you think it would be effective where the existing policy has not been effective.

narciso said...

there seems to be a lot going around:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/12/paris-explosion-casualties-feared-huge-blast-french-capital/

Gahrie said...

California has relatively good weather year round and a generous welfare payment. So we attract the poor and homeless from other states. (we have 10% of the countries population and 30% of welfare cases)

Then add in insane housing policies throughout the state.

The dirty secret no one is willing to talk about is that if all the illegals left California, it would actually become a pretty pleasant place to live in again..more housing, less traffic, more water and reduced government spending. (well I can hope)

tcrosse said...

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, Julián Castro has thrown his sombrero into the 2020 ring. Is he cute enough?

Seeing Red said...

And every time the minimum wage is raised, I’ll bet federal union workers get a pay raise.

walter said...

Newsome couldn't agree more, Gahrie.
And he couldn't care less.
Very heartening he is proclaiming his failing state as the future of the US.
We can all get a head start on implementing shit maps.
"We are all Californians now"

Meade said...

"And where can we get these mice, again?"

Step 1: click on my cardinal avatar, find my email address and email me a physical mailing address at which you would like to receive mice/rat stickers

Step 2: ???

Step 3: STICKERS!

walter said...

I like The Uptick

walter said...

Pair it with a grocery cart.

eddie willers said...

COLOR!

mockturtle said...

California has relatively good weather year round and a generous welfare payment. So we attract the poor and homeless from other states. (we have 10% of the countries population and 30% of welfare cases)

My daughter is convinced CA is shipping them by the busload to Seattle-Tacoma.

stevew said...

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed about work or politics or life, forget about meditation and mindfulness just make something, anything, it doesn’t matter what. You will love the sense of focus and accomplishment, and doing it will push all your troubles and concerns away. The drawing of a mouse (living, breathing kind) is a good example. Do rather than consume.

Pianoman said...
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The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

“My daughter is convinced CA is shipping them by the busload to Seattle-Tacoma.”

I wouldn’t be surprised. Even in small town SW Washington the homeless are abundantly more evident. Olympia is trashing their downtown in a painful display of virtue.

Pianoman said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK92NYwBMts

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

chihuahua?

traditionalguy said...

That is a Holly Golightly mouse from breakfast at Meade’s.

Seeing Red said...

LOL I’m Watching Captain America. How dare they ...routinely ignore “sovereign borders.”

Humperdink said...

Rodents 'R Us?

Meade said...

Border Patrol Rat. Keeping America GRRREAT!!!

Rt1 Rebel said...

@stlcdr

Besides being overpaid, most Fed workers also have more vacation time and better pensions and other benefit than most other American workers. Govt shutdowns are a hazard of the job, just like strikes, layoffs, downsizings, etc. Nevermind the fact that you will eventually be paid in full for work you didn't do, you're basically on an extended paid vacation, and on top of that, most of your bill collectors will understand and give you forbearance. I didn't get any of that when I lost m job 3 years ago. If you're a Fed employee earning that kind of bank and you aren't prepared for a shutdown, shame on you, you have zero sympathy from me.

tcrosse said...

Althäuser Mäuser.

Rt1 Rebel said...

Looks like an anteater with a tail.

Hagar said...

Hay! Chihuahua!

Sebastian said...

Happy birthday, Althouse. Hope you had a meal and/or drink you could actually enjoy.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Looks like the one that scurried across our table at the Great Notch Inn, Rt.46 !

Michael K said...

My wife's birthday is today, too. Happy birthday AA.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

whenever we would see one of those at our sorority, all the sisters would squeal
SkEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WEEEEEEE !!

but you privileged racist bigots dont know about that

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Draw a better Mouse, and the World will beat a path to your Portal

"To the Victor go the spoils" (insert crisp trap-spring sound)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Altmouse"

(last one--promise!)

Bill, Republic of Texas said...
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Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Hay? Macarena!

Bad Lieutenant said...

HB AA - BL

Bruce Hayden said...

Happy birthday. I keep forgetting that you (Ann) was born the same day as Rush Limbaugh.

rhhardin said...

It's Jeff Bezos's birthday too.

RK said...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — "Madison's mayor is proposing to provide $165,000 for extra security at an apartment complex for homeless families.

There have been a number of carjackings in Madison recently. This apartment complex is where they often find the cars.

I'll bet there's a strong correlation between criminal behavior and being raised on welfare in this country. Do academics ever study stuff like this?

Tank said...

Happy birthday!

Chest Rockwell said...

I just returned from Las Vegas working the consumer electronics show. This is my sixth time going. The first time I went, I walked the vast section of Chinese vendors. I don't want to say a lot of it was primitive but it wasn't polished like the Koreans or the Japanese. But in the last couple years, the Chinese products I've used and sampled are top-notch.
Trustworthiness is their Achilles heel though. I still don't know if that's enough to stop them from surpassing the US.

Also, on my way through McCarran airport security, one of the TSA screeners was looking for something in one of the bins. A co-worker asked her what she was looking for. She replied "My paycheck!". haha!

Hanoi Paris Hilton said...

Regarding Cabrini-Green... Green was an African-American (AA) war hero and Cabrini was an Italian-American War Hero. It was originally an adjacent —and from an architectural and amenities perspective, separate but equal grouping— of high-rise social housing towers. From the outset, the Cabrini sector was essentially all-white and the Green sector essentially all-AA. There didn't seem to be any major indicators of dysfunction on either side.

Nevertheless, as a matter of principle and racial justice, in the 1960s-1970s integrationist attorneys took the Chicago Housing Authority to court on civil rights grounds for maintaining what amounted to a segregated housing project. The plaintiffs won and both sectors of the C-G projects were opened to all comers, regardless of color or ethnicity. Within what amounted to the blink of an eye, the whites abandoned Cabrini, and it too became entirely AA-occupied.

Big Mike said...

Do academics ever study stuff like this?

Not unless they were planning to retire anyway. And were willing to risk that they wouldn’t be allowed to retire.

narciso said...

Happy birthday,

William said...

Happy birthday! I was born a week later and many years earlier. The plus side of being old is that you can be absolutely certain of living to a ripe old age. That's not guaranteed and there's no social welfare program as of yet to equitably distribute our years on earth.........I don't especially believe in astrology, but the season in which you're born may shape your personality to some extent. If you're a child of winter born into an inhospitable world, then perhaps you become less confident of a benign providence. It's those damn swaddling clothes. You internalize them.

William said...

Perhaps in the interests of fairness, we can kill everybody on their seventieth birthday. The money we save on Social Security and Medicare can be used to retire the student debt and give teachers a substantial raise. Older people such as myself can have an exception grandfathered in. It's an idea whose time has come.

walter said...

William,
If you get a PPPT type med student in charge of your care in an ICU over weekend night, no need for formal retribution.

Pugsley the Pug said...

“How ‘bout them Cowboys!” Jerry Jones and the Boys are once again denied a chance to go to the Super Bowl! Now, if the same thing happens to Belicheck, Pretty Boy Brady, & the Patriots on Sunday, I will consider it a successful NFL weekend!

Pugsley the Pug said...

Happy Birthday, Ann! Love your blog! Did you enjoy an autumnal Meade or go for the Bud Light?

FullMoon said...

Happy Birthday!
Be sure to slow down and smell the....

Oh, wait, nevermind ;-)

chillblaine said...

How to Modify a Can of Barbasol for Gettin' Catz

chillblaine said...

Frida and her mousin' skill set

chillblaine said...

Cope Land New Sponsor Scape Goat Brewskis

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Speaking of rats; De Santis removed Scott Israel from office yesterday.

walter said...

Well..that sure seems hasty ;)

Tina Trent said...

There is no homeless problem in LA or San Francisco.

What you see is merely the joyful outcome of the government ending prohibition on drugs and lifestyle choices.

Those people are just sidewalk libertarians enjoying their freedoms.

gadfly said...

@stlcdr said...
Federal shutdown:
. . . 5 weeks gives us over 5 billion. So, is the wall expensive or are federal workers expensive?


The correct answer is "Yes." But the math is a bit off. Supposedly 800,000 federal bureaucrats missed paychecks which amounts to $31.25 per hour. But Congress will pay them for not working but when you get laid off from your job, the pittance from the unemployment office is all that you will receive. Don't cry for me, Argentina!

But Rush said that this payroll is the first time ever that a payroll was not met in all of our history involving fake government shutdowns. So much for the teeth-gnashing over missed mortgage payments when mortgages are not even due until Tuesday.

Trump - brilliantly, as usual - said to Pelosi and Schumer (but then he forgot his lie or he doesn't know what "take the mantle" means): "I am proud to shutdown the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it…. I will take the mantle of shutting down.”

Crooks and criminals and killers - every one with brown skin - bring drugs and disease and (gasp) problems when they enter our country along the 3,000 mile border with Mexico. Not a single legitimate reason for crossing through customs. Six-year old children can reason better than our impaired president who doesn't recall that he said many, many times: "Mexico will pay for the wall."

Fritz said...

About 8 inches of snow in Slower Maryland this morning, and no sign of it slowing down.

exhelodrvr1 said...

William,
"Perhaps in the interests of fairness, we can kill everybody on their seventieth birthday."

And give people the option of paying their way out of that - those monies could then go into the teachers'/student loans funds.

rehajm said...

It's been done: Mr. Burns

alanc709 said...

Gadfly, every single one of those people coming through our border have a way to do so legally, including asylum. The fact that we refuse to control their entry is why we have Trump. The totally illegitimate concept of "border security" the progressives espouse is that we must not have any barriers to entry. To insist that they do otherwise is a lie.

Gahrie said...

What you see is merely the joyful outcome of the government ending prohibition on drugs and lifestyle choices.

Actually it has more to do with the closing of mental institutions and allowing crazy people to free range.