January 22, 2019

At the Smirking Rat Café...



... you're in my space.

102 comments:

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.



Glenn Greenwald: ...But in homage to BuzzFeed’s past viral glory, following are the top ten worst media failures in two-plus-years of Trump/Russia reporting. They are listed in reverse order, as measured by the magnitude of the embarrassment, the hysteria they generated on social media and cable news, the level of journalistic recklessness that produced them, and the amount of damage and danger they caused. This list was extremely difficult to compile in part because news outlets (particularly CNN and MSNBC) often delete from the internet the video segments of their most embarrassing moments. Even more challenging was the fact that the number of worthy nominees is so large that highly meritorious entrees had to be excluded, but are acknowledged at the end with (dis)honorable mention status....

n.n said...

Half the Rats are smug, half the Rats are maniacal, while the other half are jumping ship.

Seeing Red said...

One of my favorite video games was Rats. It was to teach you how to use the arrow keys on the keyboard. It was the 80s.

rhhardin said...

My Amazon-delivered package, due by 9pm today, at 9pm changed to "still arriving today."

I'm pretty sure that means tomorrow.

Quaestor said...

A bit crowded in here... It seems Mr. Nathan Phillips is now angry with the Covington Boys (That's how it shall be from now on, all caps; folks will think they're civil rights martyrs.) not for being white, but for being thieves — narative thieves!

The Red Man always gets the shaft.

walter said...

"I see green. A green new deal...io, like...right?"

Jupiter said...

https://www.gofundme.com/standwithcovington-and-the-unborn

tim in vermont said...
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iowan2 said...

Seeing Red mentioned something I have bookmarked. All the bombshells that were going to be the end of President Trump, and have Clinton's wife move into the Oval office. But they weren't bombshells, each and everyone is a calculated lie.


https://theintercept.com/2019/01/20/beyond-buzzfeed-the-10-worst-most-embarrassing-u-s-media-failures-on-the-trumprussia-story/

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/01/media-bombshells-that-were-duds.html


Ken B said...

Seeing Red
I saw that, but the cathedral staff won’t confirm or deny. I don’t think we can say one way or the other. There is a certain irony here.

chickelit said...

That rat reminds me of Bart Simpson. Well done!

Freeman Hunt said...

LOL @ the smirking rat

People tell me he looks like some kid in a red hat.

Freeman Hunt said...

All of a Kind Family : book :: I Remember Mama : movie

chickelit said...

I'm will to forgive some on the Left but their media have to stop acting like propagandists.

walter said...

AOC: (re CAGW)_ "This our WWII"
Need a photoshop of her in Dukakis' tank..or into: this photo.

traditionalguy said...

Rat Privilge!

chickelit said...

I like how the rats have evolved some dimensionality, with shaded parts adding real depth. Next thing we know, the rats will develop personalities. Of course, they being rats, they must breed like rats so no one knows how many rats exist inside the mind(s) of Meadhouse.

Ken B said...

N.n.
And don’t forget man-bear-rat, half man, half bear, half rat.

chillblaine said...

I have put all sin behind me. I can't even play video games for five minutes before I hear the Lord reminding me that I have so much work to do, serving Him. This transformation has taken months, but I feel very well prepared. That's pretty much it. I feel like it is my sacred duty to listen very carefully to my Lord, in case one of my brothers or sisters is in need. I promise to carry a prayer for you to Mass, tomorrow. I promise to try to notice, but remember that I pray for more attentiveness. I promise, if you contact me, or even just, "put it out there," that I will adoringly and respectfully and joyfully, immediately pray for your needs. I am a servant of the Lord.

I will still be light-hearted and try to be fun, but this, like everything that crosses my awareness and becomes an impulse, will be treated as a gift from G-d. This is what it's like to be named, Matthew. Everything is a gift, including pain. I never lie. I intend to forsake sin, and I intend to lift you up to our Creator. He knows what you need. I don't even need to know what you need, because He already does.

Two-eyed Jack said...

One area nobody seems to be addressing is the right to wait for a bus. The Covington Kids were waiting for a bus, when jerks with megaphones started harassing them. They were harassed because they were there and perhaps, because they were white, and perhaps because they were wearing the wrong hats. As part of being harassed, they were filmed in case they behaved in some manner that could be used against them. They tried the strategy of performing chants, which was deemed worse than standing and taking abuse. Ultimately, serious efforts were made to derail their life plans.
This is justified by a concept of freedom of speech that cedes the initiative and control to those who want to destroy civic trust. The ubiquity of cameras and the low costs of video dissemination have combined to create a weapons undreamed of by Orwell.

wildswan said...

I think the Covington Boys came out of this looking like men. They were insulted for hours by adults, subjected to a Twitter mob attack, abandoned by their cowardly bishop; and they stood their ground, they chanted their chants, but did nothing back, nothing like the ugliness of the so-called adults around them. These young men even understood what was happening - young Mr. Sandmann said they thought adults were trying to provoke young boys into doing something that would discredit the March. Yes, and this story and the whole of last week was a warning to everyone of good will - believe nothing in the mainstream media or on Twitter before it is checked by some means outside the bubble. Widespread acceptance of a story means absolutely nothing in terms of whether anybody at all has verified the story. And sudden, widespread acceptance of story by the media should always strongly suggest that a major, unverified lie which panders to liberal-lefty prejudice is being pushed forward for the gullible to gobble down. If all of us trying to be Americans all here together learn that not to take the bait, something good will have come out of the Covington Boys ordeal.

narciso said...


And this was their mo

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThunderB/status/1087883425028157441?fbclid=IwAR0RIlUwduGgcUcU1EoSus8o4i2BhRBwVUepdXlVQ_MnfJspXUAhwRe7StY

Big Mike said...

... you're in my space.

Try and move me.

David Begley said...

Nice new rat!

Quaestor said...

That's not a smirk on that rat. A smirk is what you wear on your face to be seen by others. That rat is wearing a smile of self-approbation. He's just hit on another plan to saddle the innocent mice with the culpability of his own evil deeds.

Heh, heh, heh... those gullible mice are about to get the peckish cat treatment once again.

narciso said...

So this ties them to Sharpton national alliance network which was a sponsor of the Michigan woman's March. Where the daughter of Phillips spoke.

chickelit said...

Didn't Bush II smirk at Al Gore when Gore got in Bushes space?

Matt Sablan said...

I kind of feel dumb; I know that videos are edited deceptively for Twitter/the news. I remember the Fish Feeding Fiasco video. But, I *still* got suckered because, yeah, with all the noise around saying "The kid is being a jerk," when I saw the initial snippet of video... that's what it looked like.

I got suckered. And I'm dumb.

walter said...

I think it was a nod.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"you're in" typically refers to urine, although I am not sure what the italics do.

Chill, what do italics do to urine?

Quaestor said...

I think the Covington Boys came out of this looking like men. They were insulted for hours by adults, subjected to a Twitter mob attack, abandoned by their cowardly bishop; and they stood their ground...

They already know the difference between Gillette and Barbasol.

However, their bishop is dire need of intensive pastoral care. After three hundred Hail Marys and five hundred Our Fathers, Bishop Foys needs to deliver a sermon on Jesus and the woman taken in adultery while wearing a MAGA hat.

mockturtle said...

When you look up 'smirk' in the dictionary, there's a picture of Peter Strzok.

Two-eyed Jack said...

When one says "I think the Covington Boys came out of this looking like men," one cedes control of the Lincoln Memorial steps to the mob. One shouldn't have to be a "man" to wait for a bus. Free people in a free nation should have that right.

Quaestor said...

...what do italics do to urine?

They shout, "Hey, Pisan! Help-a us outta da vespasiano!"

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Ann-a-Gram

Star of Ann's Arts: Rats !

stephen cooper said...

Bishop Foys needs to publicly repent.

He needs to personally speak to each of the parents of those innocent young people, all of whom were more tolerant of the evil loons and lying Alinskyites than most of us would have been, and humbly apologize.

Maybe he will, maybe he won't, if he doesn't, he should be banished from his diocese for ever until he repents.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

...what do italics do to urine?

probably the same as what alphabet soup does to stool--
...makes it more legible

William said...

Phillips has thinning hair and a bald spot, which is what happens as the years go by. Still, I don't think it's a good idea to wear such hair at shoulder length. It draws attention to how bad it is. Maybe it's some kind of Native American thing. Also he's missing a few teeth. For his own sake he needs dentures or implants or something. Long stringy hair and bad teeth give off a drug addict vibe. If you seek the public spotlight, you should take more care with your appearance.......Well, he's safe. No one will ever make such comments as I have just made in public utterance. None of the people who commented on the punchability of Sandmann's face will ever say anything negative about Phillips or his appearance.........My guess is that if they gave Phillips the full Zimmerman colonoscopy they would discover many interesting facts, but that won't happen. Any negative facts that Breitbart digs up will be discounted as the racism of the alt right.....I have read that Phillips is an actor. Maybe all this notoriety will land him a few roles, and he'll be able to get a haircut and maybe even get his teeth fixed. Sandman, if he wants it, could land a movie role. He'd be a natural for a Bond super villain. Or maybe a Marvel one, and Samuel Jackson could punch him in the face.

Quaestor said...

[Bishop Foys] should be banished from his diocese forever until he repents.

Sine contritione, sine absolutione.

Will Cate said...

This one really belongs on a T-shirt or something.

chickelit said...

...what do italics do to urine?

They put it on toast?

narciso said...

One notes vanity fair is still ahabing at Georgetown prep, with their usual due diligence.

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

Kim Gardner, the St. Louis circuit attorney who led the charge in the Greitens case, was accused of suborning perjury by the former governor’s defense team. A state grand jury is now considering evidence pursuant to a police investigation that began in May of 2018, according to a Tuesday morning report from local St. Louis radio station KMOX.”

Quaestor said...

Also he's missing a few teeth.

More accurately a few teeth disrupt the smooth regularity of his gums.

rcocean said...

Incredibly, the Catholic Church still can't decide whether to support the boys or not.

Guess their leaders can't decide what's more important - their parishioners and Catholic principles or Secular Left-wing PC.

Smirk.

rcocean said...

If the Boys had been Episcopalians that wouldn't have been in this fix.

They'd be marching FOR abortion and Chuck Schumer.

Smirk.

rcocean said...

What's the old joke? If you're not sure God exists - join the Episcopalians. They're not sure either.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@rcocean
merci ! gotta remember that one for next sunday

Ken B said...

United Church of Canada:

Oh God, if there is a god,
Hear my prayer, if you listen to prayer.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Ken B

yeah, well in regards to COC "be it done to you according to your faith"

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Also he's missing a few teeth

yeah, we'd all be missing a few teeth if we beat a drum antagonistically in people's faces

Jay Vogt said...

rcocean said...What's the old joke? If you're not sure God exists - join the Episcopalians. They're not sure either.

The version that I've heard goes something like this: "Episcopalians? . . . . .Oh yeah, they believe in one God . . . at most".

Mike Sylwester said...

Rambunctious Indian elder Nathan Phillips tried to disrupt evening mass at the Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.

The group of 20 demonstrators was stopped by shrine security as it tried to enter the church during its 5:15 pm Vigil Mass, according to a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass. ....

“We had hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the country come here to celebrate life, to celebrate each other together. That a protest tried to come inside during Mass was really the worst.”

The guard told CNA [The Catholic News Agency] the situation was “tense.” ....

Video footage showed one supporter saying that the group had gathered at the shrine to listen to Phillips, and to hold the Catholic Church “accountable” for the alleged actions of the Covington Catholic students and for the “colonial violence that the Catholic Church reproduces every day.” ...

The security guard told CNA that the incident was especially distressing given that Mass was underway.

“It’s a house of worship, a place of prayer where people come to celebrate. All this anger is so against what we are all about here.”

He told CNA that he’d never witnessed anything like it during his whole time of employment at the basilica. ....

buwaya said...

The campaign of harassment against the Covington people is designed for a purpose - that is to discourage political speech from such persons, ordinary citizens without institutional protection. They dont want this "March for Life" thing anymore, or anything like it.

The other side has no such worries. They cannot be made to suffer, especially as they do not usually use ordinary people in the streets, but "activists" who do it professionally or who are guaranteed employment by the vast array of liberal institutions. And they use minorities by preference, who have, apparently, carte blanche.

You Americans have set up a very strange world. Too strange for me.

Of those rats, I am the one leaving the sinking ship.

Mike Sylwester said...

Rambunctious Indian elder Nathan Phillips served in the Marines as a refrigerator mechanic. He was stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska. He went AWOL three times. He ended his four years (1972-1976) in the rank of private.

walter said...

What? Man of prayer (drumming) seeking to disrupt others' prayers?

buwaya said...

What the right needs is a class of activist, women for preference, with nothing to lose, indeed, ones willing to sacrifice everything, including dignity, in order to humiliate the institutions behind the liberal consensus. Retired women, with no children or close relatives, without hostages to retaliation.

There probably aren't too many like that.

You need your own invulnerable martyrs.

walter said...

C'mon Mike. Refrigerator duty is a pressure cooker.

buwaya said...

Right wing old ladies streaking through Episcopalian services might be one approach.

Old Indian drummer hits a Catholic Mass, naked old ladies retaliate against Liberal Protestants or Jews. An eye for an ear, sort of.

It might work.

Mike Sylwester said...

Private Phillips was a 1/1024 Marine recon ranger.

Fen said...

Damn those white people and their -

(spins wheel)

- stolen narratives!

Jay Elink said...

chickenlittle said...

That rat reminds me of Bart Simpson. Well done!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yeah, that's an example of Miss Ann's "cruel neutrality".

Despite all the video evidence, clairvoyant-but-never-ever-prejudial law prof Miss Ann thinks the kid was smirking.

snort

walter said...

The problem, buwaya, is that the elements of leverage are stripped away as those female martyrs are identified with the right.
But still..there are are more grizzly moms on that side of the spectrum.

Mike Sylwester said...

Private Phillips fellow Marines nicknamed him "Chief Refrigerator Recon".

Fen said...

" ..to discourage political speech from such persons, ordinary citizens without institutional protection. They dont want this "March for Life" thing anymore, or anything like it."

Also, Amy Barrett (the SCOTUS nominee to replace Ginsburg) is Catholic. This is a spoiling attack to make Catholicism toxic, to justify shenanigans that will make the Kavanaugh hearings tame.

That's why the media is still harping on the false narrative - they know you know its a fraud, but you are not their audience.

"If only someone would rid me of this meddlesome priest!" - Henry II

eddie willers said...

Best rat yet!

Fen said...

"When one says "I think the Covington Boys came out of this looking like men," one cedes control of the Lincoln Memorial steps to the mob. One shouldn't have to be a "man" to wait for a bus. Free people in a free nation should have that right."

Well said, Jack. First time I've that point made.

We've gotten so far off the path, we've forgotten their IS a path.

walter said...

Man..years of refrigeration duty in Lincoln NE.
This might be the best of outcomes..

walter said...

Though..he has freon on his hands.

Lewis Wetzel said...

I went to a high school that was 30% native American (West High School in Minneapolis, in the 1970s). I understand that the Indians in Minnesota are in some ways non-typical -- they rebelled in the 1860s and were cruelly crushed. An actual bounty was put out some Indians that had escaped hanging after the 1862 uprising. The Indian men went to ground and the army sequestered the Indian women and children on military bases to keep them from aiding the men who had run to ground. Nasty bit of business on both sides. Even if people take your land, it is not moral to torture and kill settlers.
Anyways, the Indians I went to high school with were crazy. They existed on a whole other moral plane. Most of them were from the Red Lake res in Northern Minnesota. A lot of the girls were hooking during lunch hour and after class. The Indian guys had no interest at all in the American Dream of getting a job, working hard, and maybe buying a house in the suburbs. They wanted to drink alcohol and sniff paint thinner. This was back in the days when the drinking age in Minnesota 18. I never saw any of my Indian classmates carded. They could buy liquor at fifteen, I suppose the liquor store owners knew that if he refused to sell the underage Indian a pint of Log Cabin, he'd just go down the street to a convenience store and by a bottle of Listerine. They couldn't think ahead. It was -- maybe is? -- illegal to sell liquor or strong spirits on Sundays in Minnesota, and I've stood in line at a convenience store behind a half dozen Indians buying listerine or lysol on a Sunday. The lysol thing was you sprayed it into the cap, and the liquid that collected was high octane alcohol.
When I was fifteen I took the public bus to school. One day, in the bus shelter, there was an old Indian guy. He seemed jovial and friendly, a nice guy, despite the fact that his face was covered in blood. Someone had punched the Hell out of his mouth. He said he was catching the bus to the hospital. Some cops cruised by, talked to him, and called an ambulance. The old Indian guy didn't like this, because they would take him to detox because he was drunk. In detox, in those days, they kept you for two days and, man or woman, they shaved your head. Having a shaved head was a special mark of shame for white people, because it meant you'd been picked up and sent to detox with the drunk Indians. The Indians didn't like it either.

walter said...

So...it helped with the detox? Maybe the vomit?
Or..just because..."Drunk!"?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Cagney Rats! Collect them all.

Crazy World said...

I have some crazy Indian stories I could share, dead, crazy more dead and more crazy but I LOVE them all.
Love my rats too, thank y’all Meade and lovely wife.

Crazy World said...

Lewis.....great story.

Lewis Wetzel said...

I only knew white people. Once was enough for them. I don't think that detox had the stigma for Indians that it had for white people. I'm almost embarrassed to report about this. The Indians were so different.
Maybe twenty years ago I was back in my old neighborhood in Minneapolis visiting a friend. I stopped for gas and ahead of me in the line at the cashier were these two Indian chicks buying two 24 packs of cheap beer. They looked like Ojibway, I suppose, short and dark with straight hair. I exchanged some friendly words with them, and outside the gas station I saw them hitch hiking with their beer. I offered them a ride. Kind of fun actually, it was a cold night and they only wanted to go a mile or two.
They directed me to terrible place, the only house still standing between the river and the tracks. It looked like Hell to me. Windows all lit up, loud music and shouts and laughter. The Indian girls invited me to the party. I told them "No."
I wouldn't have gone five minutes in that place before someone took a swing at me.

walter said...

"Crazy", go ahead, you're on the air:

walter said...

Ok..Lewis has set the bar high..but go ahead.

walter said...

..we're about to lose Crazy. Still there?

Lewis Wetzel said...

I have an advantage. I am in the Hawaii time zone :) It is just 9 PM here.

FIDO said...

We live in Heinlein's Crazy Times.

chillblaine said...

Dang. I just remembered that I wanted to go to Alcoholics Anonymous tonight. I got busied up with dinner and forgot, then went to bed four hours ago. These weird hours are probably temporary. I'll be a calm baby able to sleep through the night, soon.

Now I feel like being up in the stillness, and going back to bed in a few hours. Yes, I believe that my last time at AA, I made some great connections. I was nicking out, and I announced that whoever gave me a cigarette would be my friend for life. It worked! I got one ciggie.

n.n said...

You Americans have set up a very strange world. Too strange for me.

China had their progressive leap. America has its strange gyrations. Despite the internal, external, and mutual inconsistencies, it's over, right? So, we go along to get along, in this weird new world, that is selective, opportunistic, and politically congruent (PC).

Oh, well. The lords and ladies want their wealth and power. Their administrators want to manage their estates and taxable carbon-based commodities. And the rest are happy that their mortal gods will grant them absolution and relieve them of their "burden" and burdens. Perhaps this is the optimal compromise, and when the resistance is suppressed or defeated, the weird new world will be normal, again, and again, and again.

In any case, it's on one hand, on the other hand, always and forever.

chillblaine said...

The QVC Patio Smoker. This thing was eighty bucks. It smokes meats just fine. But dig this. My tenants moved and ripped out the stove. They probably thought I would get angry, and I did. But like this thing will make literally anything. Tomorrow, I will go out and buy some maple syrup from the local Canadian cartel, and make granola. With macadamia nuts. The dial lets you keep food at a proper holding temperature. Paleo? This is anarcho-paleo. Regular paleo is fer babies, man. BABIES I SEZ.

stevew said...

Has time expired on the Covington Catholic Kids Smirking at a Noble Native American Elder story? I mean, it's been four days+ now. My outrage tank is down to reserve level. Not sure how I will fill it back up.

In other news, my New England Patriots are headed to their ninth Super Bowl in the Brady & Belichick era, eleventh overall. Now that's something most of the nation can sustain outrage about, at least for the next couple of weeks.

Happy Hump Day!

rehajm said...

I went to look on the SnapFace to see what the fuss was about. That SNL writer woman seems very unwell.

rehajm said...

PPP needs to see how well Trump does against two Dems and Starbucks Schultz in a ‘head to head’ matchup.

Humperdink said...

The credibility of this native American dude, Nathan Phillips, is beginning to remind me of Christine Ballsey Ford, as in none. The Commie-Pinko Left needs to improve the vetting of their aggrieved victims.

gadfly said...

"RunSwitch PR never fails to deliver in mobilizing grassroots and earned media around complex policy issues. Time and again, they’ve helped us garner positive results on high-profile campaigns."

"AT RUNSWITCH, WE ENGAGE OUR WELL-HONED COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS."

It seems that these slogans from their website are accurate since they turned public opinion toward the Covington kids when they authored and distributed high school junior Nick Sandmann's mournful letter about the supposedly innocent encounter he and his group had with a single Omaha tribe elder with a drum. The PR firm was careful to include the use of "I" some 67 times to convince us that a highschooler wrote the letter.

Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

Something I haven't heard mentioned anywhere regarding the Covington boys: all of the reactions took place right around Martin Luther King Jr. day. As usual, there's never any realization of irony or hypocrisy among liberals, only hate and projection, mixed with sanctimonious arrogance.

I sincerely hope that this incident wakes some people up. At the very least, it's time for people to realize once and for all that the news media is a propaganda machine which can never be trusted.

They hate you. They really hate you. But let's all celebrate MLK Jr.

Big Mike said...

@gadfly, do you have evidence that the essay was not written by Sandmann? Because if your only “evidence” is that the kid thinks more clearly and writes more cogently than you, he’s about what I would expect from a Catholic high school student in the 21st century. Yes, he’s better than you, but that’s a low bar.

alanc709 said...

gadfly, you're a joke

Big Mike said...

@rehajm, a bunch of guys have been showing up with photoshopped pictures of them punching Covington high school kids in the face, so she’s had no solid food in her stomach for a couple days.

Nichevo said...


Blogger Humperdink said...
The credibility of this native American dude, Nathan Phillips, is beginning to remind me of Christine Ballsey Ford, as in none. The Commie-Pinko Left needs to improve the vetting of their aggrieved victims.

Nay, the execrable falsity is a (Manichaean Cloward-Piven heightening-the-contradictions society-reaving) feature, not a (healthy-and-free, civilization-advancing, problem-solving*) bug. It adds a certain gaslighting savor.

Probably if you scoured every human heart you could find such wickednesses as they portray in their little (fake) dramas, which the Althouses mistake for (reality) docudrama, but then a) actual problems could be identified and worked on, b) scouring sounds like work,
c) perception is reality and a few days of free innuendo is all they need for their purposes, d) it really stings the right to be falsely accused and smeared, and what joy to hurt, to torment one's enemies.


*Why aren't there names for this associated as there are names for the wreckers?

FIDO said...

This is the ad Gillette SHOULD have made but they hired a Feminist instead


It seems to be by Egard Watch Company, feasting of the demographic leavings of Gillette.

Will I buy a watch just because of this ad? Of course not. I don't like watches. But I like the ad. I 'wept at the beautiful men'. Althouse, if you don't weep too, you are an evil insensitive person...isn't that the standard and the call for all these videos you laud?

I am just explicit.

rhhardin said...

The Amazon tracking notice says the package may be here today or tomorrow they don't know. The program just drops it from the tracking system, after yesterday's out for delivery status.

What actually happened is it was on the truck but the driver ran out of time (Amazon deliveries take many minutes, much slower than UPS or USPS drivers.) It's probably still on the truck because why unload it. It doesn't seem like the Amazon delivery model is a competitive one.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

"Phillips has thinning hair and a bald spot, which is what happens as the years go by..."

But almost never to full-blooded Indigians. Then again, his sparse hair could be due to ill health, and not genes. He looks like he's lived a hard 85 years in his 64 trips around the sun, and acts like a drunken Injun with a lifelong drug addiction.

Still, I wonder what his fraction of Native blood is. I'm guessing it's under 9/10 and above 1/1024.

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

Best rat yet. (I like all the rats.)

mockturtle said...

If Althouse refuses to make and market rat t-shirts, we may just have to make them on own own, as there is no copyright. Then she'll be sorry. ;-)

walter said...

stevew said...My outrage tank is down to reserve level. Not sure how I will fill it back up.
--
That's why we must prioritize renewable energy!!!!

chillblaine said...

One curious thing about the Covington Catholic School "controversy." Remember a young woman named Brittany Covington? She was the one who kidnapped and tortured an autistic white boy and got probation. Tell me that this isn't G-d winking at us.

Rusty said...

Good result, Althouse. You're getting your chops back.