March 8, 2019

At the Friday Night Café...

... talk all you like.

85 comments:

Mark said...

Another week goes by where two women of color continue to be denied their right to be heard by giving public testimony and the people of Virginia are denied their right to know if their lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, is a rapist or not -- and every statement and action he has taken seems to suggest a consciousness of guilt.

Another week goes by where too many people in Virginia -- mostly leftists, progressives and Dems, but not all -- seem not to care if their lieutenant governor is a rapist or not. Another week goes by where these people think that other things -- anything -- takes priority over women being brutally abused and that such vicious dehumanization of women should be met with jokes and snark and "what about" deflection.

Hagar said...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali in one of her books tells of how she was told while growing up in Somalia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia all about how terrible and fearsome the Jews were, and she fully believed it all until she was introduced to an actual Jew in the Netherlands and told herself, "This is a Jew? So, what else have they been lying to me about?"

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Thlaib, etc., are representatives from communities that adamantly refuse to ask themselves that question.

FullMoon said...

Anti-Semitic Attacks Fuel Continuing Rise in Hate Crimes in New York

FullMoon said...

But the most interesting thing the release of the interview has shown is how secrecy and redactions have allowed Democrats, particularly dishonorable douches like Adam Schiff, to lie about what witnesses actually said. For instance, Schiff claims Steele was never paid. Ohr says he was. Schiff knew when he approved that memo this was a lie. But this shows the extent to which Schiff was willing to go to try to cover up the actions of Bruce Ohr because he knew that those actions indicated a long-term effort to damage Trump’s election chances.

It is impossible for Schiff to have made these errors in innocence. They are a deliberate attempt to discredit the memo written by Devin Nunes

Bay Area Guy said...

Jussie Smollett indicted - 16 felony counts. .

These are some shameless lying weasels.

rehajm said...

New Althouse House Drinking Game: Every time JFarmer uses a Beltway buzzword -ism or -ist: Everybody Drinks.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Weee!

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I want Schiff(D) investigated for fraud, lying, and criminal conspiracy.

rhhardin said...

He or she who hesitates is lost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zWLDfysis

opening remark

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Audio: Russian Comedians Prank Called Rep. Adam Schiff, Promised Him Naked Photos Of Trump

rhhardin said...

Dressed to Kill (1980) was made before protected group coverage had expanded beyond blacks.

Josephbleau said...

Cave Canem

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Happy girl day.

Mark said...

Interesting movie I'm watching from TCM "on demand" -- The Tenderfoot (1932). The story's rather lame, but there's a bit player by the name of Ginger Rogers, only 21 years old. In a minor role here, she hit it big the following year.

FullMoon said...

So, anyway, we get a weekly free advertiser type newspaper. Every Friday I retrieve it from the driveway and put it in the recycle. Couple of weeks before Christmas, I picked it up and a Christmas card and a self addressed stamped envelope fell out.

Because I used to be a paperboy I put five bucks and a Christmas card in the self addressed envelope and sent it to the guy, who actually lives in another city.

Now, he gives me two of those papers every Friday.

Sometimes, it pays to be nice.

FullMoon said...

Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for spraying N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus

Fynn Ajani Arthur, 21, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County, Maryland
He allegedly scrawled swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and names of specific individuals - including himself- in a Goucher College dorm twice last month
Goucher officials condemned Arthur's actions and banned him from campus
Minority students say the graffiti incidents are only a symptom of a larger race problem on the campus in Towson

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6450101/Black-college-lacrosse-player-arrested-racist-N-word-swastika-graffiti.html?ITO=applenews

Birkel said...

The reasons for commenting are complex.
Some come for wit.
Some come for facts.
Some comes for shits & giggles.
Some come to run complex confidence schemes that attempt to mask their true intentions behind lies and obfuscations in the hopes of destroying the free exchange of ideas between disparate and competing voices.

Toe-may-toe.
Tuh-mah-toe.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

Smollett's lawyer Geragos said tonight on CNN that his client still maintains he was attacked that frigid night by two men out of the blue and that Smollett was surprised as everyone else when he later found out the criminals were two men he knew from his show. But they are the ones who are guilty as can be, although Jussie has decided not to prosecute them out of kindness.

The wife asked me how he plans to convince a jury of that story . Simple, I said. All Geragos needs is one friendly Chicago juror to get a mistrial.

Mark said...

The reasons for commenting are complex

Some come to invite people -- practically beg them -- to lose all respect for him with his pathetic, sniveling, teacher's pet wannabe pouting.

Birkel said...

Mark, my list was not meant to be exhaustive.
I encourage contributions from others.

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iowan2 said...

Just a general observation, not having anything to do with current events, just lessons on living life on lifes terms, not mine.

When I was a young man, I did normal young man stuff. Socialized, dropped in on on waterholes, meeting young women, hanging with the fellows, shooting pool, have a few brews. The usual fun stuff. One lounge I would stop at, I would get a cool reception from the local bulls. I would end up with a tire low on air, or maybe a fuel tank almost empty. I came to the conclusion, the locals really didn't like me.

I stopped going there.

Been decades since I have thought about that place, or the people.

I guess I was better without them...and they without me.

(What I did not do is whine to the barkeep about the meanies picking on me)

Birkel said...

Anybody else have any more information about Adam Schitt's abuse of teen boys?
What were the settlement numbers?
And how many victims?

Anybody know a good lawyer who could handle complaints against Schitt?

madAsHell said...

Wow! Dumb fucker failed to see his trace card had expired.

Let’s see if Obama gets his mausoleum on public ground.

Birkel said...

iowan2,

Did you threaten to fight the whole bar and then complain when people accepted?
Asking for a friend.

Lucien said...

The folks who think 47 months for Manafort is an appallingly short sentence are going to love charging Smollett with 16 counts of whatever. I know prosecutors gonna prosecute, but sheesh, don’t you think it would be enough if they went with their five strongest arguments?

Mark said...

Anybody know a good lawyer who could handle complaints against Schitt?

Rashida Tlaib is a lawyer and is probably disposed to complain about him -- plus she's a graduate of the auspicious WMU Cooley Law School.

madAsHell said...

Gawddammit!

Fucking.....autocorrect! RACE card!

narciso said...

Good grief they give anyone a law degree, take cayley Anthony's defender Jose baez

Birkel said...

Cooley's advertising tag line:
If you can't get into another law school, come to Cooley.

(Some commenters are very touchy about their Cooley affiliation. My apologies in advance.)

effinayright said...

OMG

I see an ad for a sex doll on Althouse---and apparently she is down with that.

(Miss Ann: ARE you down with that????)

Now, don't be giving me any shit about "own goal" and the like---this is stuff I have nothing to do with. Even when Drgdge pushes articles on them, I don't bite.

Like the Ashley Madison ads, this is the ONLY place I ever see such ads.

'Splain that, if you will, Miss Ann..

Mark said...

Seriously, why would someone so readily disclose information about himself that could so easily be used against him? And why in the world would you post it from a cell phone while driving on the highway?

Mark said...

Meanwhile, I seem to remember that back in the 1980s Cooley had a pretty good reputation.

narciso said...

The fact that the nazgul avenatti seems to have agitated this two minute hate against r Kelley makes me almost want to look askance at it.

walter said...


Blogger wholelottasplainin' said...

OMG

I see an ad for a sex doll on Althouse---and apparently she is down with that.

(Miss Ann: ARE you down with that????)
--
Check with your browser.
I see nothing like that

FullMoon said...

Anybody else have any more information about Adam Schitt's abuse of teen boys?
What were the settlement numbers?
And how many victims?


No denial of accusation from headquarters yet. Of course, with today's developments a denial must be viewed with appropriate suspicion.

FullMoon said...

I see an ad for a sex doll on Althouse---and apparently she is down with that.

(Miss Ann: ARE you down with that????)
--
Check with your browser.
I see nothing like that


Me neither,ever. Pet stuff lately, and I have no cat or dog.

Birkel said...

Nobody can say for sure how many teen and pre-teen boys Adam Schitt has abused.

Birkel said...

I have ads for teas.

Big Mike said...

Awhile ago I read about tech billionaire Reid Hoffman paying hard core Democrats to set up fake Facebook pages where they pretended to be disgruntled, Never-Trump Republicans as part of a larger effort to suppress the Republican turnout. I ask the Althouse commentariat whether “hard core Democrat pretending to be a disgruntled, Never-Trump Republican” describes anyone we know who comments here regularly? Just askin’.

walter said...

Dunno, Birkel.
Just what are they trying to accuse you of? ;)

walter said...

Are you folks sure Schitt doesn't just have a "wide stance" in stall?
What do you speak of?

narciso said...

Like harry Reid high priest of goat gods

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Birkel said...
Mark, my list was not meant to be exhaustive.
I encourage contributions from others.


Well, I've long been under the impression that there are a few people around here who like the written (vebal?) abuse.

Birkel said...

walter,
Maybe they think I am Indian.
And they are right.
(feather not dot)

Birkel said...

I might like vebal abuse.
But first I need to know what vebal is.
;-)

eddie willers said...

Did you threaten to fight the whole bar and then complain when people accepted?

OK. That really did make me laugh out loud.

Well it was more like a "snork", but no one would understand SOL.

William said...

Alan Dershowitz has been accused of visiting Orgy Island. He denies it, and he certainly doesn't look the type. On the other hand, Stephen Hawking, God bless him, apparently went there, and he definitely doesn't look the type......I don't know the truth of the case, but the accusation will stick in people's minds longer than his denial. There really should be a way for a public figure to sue for damages on false or unsubstantiated claims. Perhaps Dershowitz with his legal expertise can figure out a way to do it.

narciso said...

Maybe well find some intelligent life out there:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1097772/nasa-news-latest-new-alien-planet-solar-system-HD-21749b-earth-tess-mit

Birkel said...

Thanks, eddie willers.
Most of my jokes go unremarked.
Sincerely, thank you.

walter said...

William,
This seems the second go-round on this Dersch-perv accusation.
This time post-Trump sympathetic commentary....

narciso said...

Dershowitz let klaus von bulow get away with murder same for oj but this other thing seems implausible, btw what does it say about black and Starr who were also his defense,

Birkel said...

Trump let Epstein join a golf club and flew with him once.
That is the allegation.
And with that slim evidence, Leftists claim Trump is connected to Epstein.
Stories of Trump's rejection seemingly do not matter.

Meanwhile, Clinton makes several trips to the island.
So does Menendez.
And those connections are ignored..

Reasoning does not exist.

Apply liberally to Dershowitz.

narciso said...

As for lurid allegations remember Eric greitens the superstar ex seal turned governor then a dem apparatchik came up with this crazy charge, then she went after campaign contribution or something now its gine

wildswan said...

I have ads for boots and saddles on my Althouse page. The only time I rode a horse, I fell off the other side getting on. When I got on to stay, the horse completely ignored me and my commands and sort of moseyed up to the other horses to see what they were doing. Then he galloped because they were doing that. Back at the corral I fell off the same side I got on. From then on without further comment I chucked riding. I did not ride under my own name and I did not ride under other names and I did not ever fall off the other side of the horse I did not ride in on.

narciso said...

Who needs reasoning when you have innuendo.

Birkel said...

Wildswan,
Somehow I detected an anti-Chick vibe.
SOL

narciso said...

I rode horses many years in a farm down in homestead that's the more rural southern end of Dade county, that was many moons ago.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I have yet to see this discussed here or anywhere. The Mueller report will contain no charges supporting impeachment of the president. Maybe it's just so obvious no one bothers to bring it up, but it is clear to me what is the Democrats' motive in demanding that the Mueller report be made public. They are counting on the fact that large swaths of it can never be made public, sources and methods, etc. Then there is the matter of prosecutorial ethics which demand that, unless the subjects of investigation are actually indicted, their names should not be released. When massive redactions are made, as they must be made, Democrats will act shocked and outraged and accuse the Trump DOJ of hiding damning evidence. Remember, you read it here first.

Birkel said...

Agree Tyrone Slothrop.

narciso said...

Probably, you saw how they had redacted info that was already on the public record.

narciso said...

I guess that's why muellers people, presumably, leaked info about certain parties that had donated to the inaugural fund, in the guardian

narciso said...

One of the favorite receptacles for Chisholm's leaks.

Drago said...

Out and proud self-declared smear merchants supporting the left sure dont like being called out.

For obvious reasons.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Just got back from "Captain Marvel". Not one of the better Marvel movies, but by no means horrible. Whatever Larson was making an ass of herself on social media about didn't make it into the movie.

I wondered how they were going to handle the Monica Rambeau version of the character, and they did touch a bit on that.

I think it may be time to do away with origin movies though. Just introduce the character in-media-res and be done with it.

I remember reading a book once that I thought was great. There was a complex plot in motion which was never baby-talk explained, but you could figure out the essentials and who all the characters were gradually became clear without huge lumps of info-dump. I later found out I had started a series with book two. Maybe all series should start with book two.

narciso said...

Well I think the film retcons the series in unsatisfying ways, occurring before iron man introduced the mcu but after Peter quill was nabbed by the reavers.

narciso said...

One series you cant go cold into is Stephenson's baroque cycle, a prequel to crypgonomicon

Churchy LaFemme: said...

Eh. I didn't mind the retcon much, but it does beg the question about what Captain Marvel has actually been doing since apparently she still hasn't settled Ronan the Accuser's hash.

Darrell said...

The Patriarchy is the villain in the movie. If you missed that, you are the fanboi Disney was looking for. Read the Wiki entry on Captain Marvel. The story is so convoluted and retconned over the years, that it doesn't even make any sense. The character should have been left in the filing cabinet.

Let Nebula get the Thanos killshot in the next movie.

George said...

"It Pays to be a Wyoming Cowboy" - from the WSJ https://tinyurl.com/y2j7opdn

Maybe the world's not going to hell in a handbag after all.

George said...

Just in case there is any doubt about where Greenpeace is coming from:

"Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about be to approved for planting by poor farmers in Bangladesh. This a big step toward improving the health of some of the poorest people on the planet. Vitamin A deficiency causes blindness in between 250,000 and 500,000 children each year, half of whom die within 12 months, according to the World Health Organization. A study by German researchers in 2014 estimated that activist opposition to the deployment of Golden Rice has resulted in the loss of 1.4 million life-years in just India alone.

Environmentalist ideologues have fought fiercely for two decades to prevent this crop from being offered to poor farmers in developing countries. Among other things, they hired thugs to rip up test fields of the grain at the International Rice Research Institute in the Phillippines."

https://tinyurl.com/y2xofdcf

iowan2 said...

Did you threaten to fight the whole bar and then complain when people accepted?

No. No, even as a young man I had little concern about how others that I did not know or have a close relationship thought about me. While I treated all with respect I show all humanity, casual meetings were just that. How others choose to treat me has never been a metric I use to judge my own worth. Even as a young man I found my life much more fulfilling by associating with persons that respected me. So if some did show signs of not liking me, I only spent time in the same place as them if situations required it. I never wasted time on persons that never exhibited any positive redeeming values. I left them to stew in their own toxic soup. Once they don't like me, why would I waste time trying to convince others that have made up their mind? Its a big world, lots of other places I can be.
Leaving is a very satisfying response to people that signal they don't like me.
Just leave.

Meade said...

"Your comments pages have turned into such an abominable shitshow of personal attacks. I'm staying away from them so as to show everyone -- and particularly you and Meade -- how little they have to do with my commenting."

Very good, Chuck. We encourage your "staying away." And we'll do our part to help by randomly and freely deleting, at our discretion, any comments that address, reference, or originate from "Chuck."

Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation.

-the management

Drago said...

Here's an odd thing: someone who claims to have voted for every republican since Ford but labels republican political victories a "disaster", whose every comment reflects that sentiment, lauds "conservatives"/"republicans" who publicly call on voters to vote democrat, cheers democrat victories, denigrates republican victories, reflexively defends far left democrats, viciously attacks any republicans who effectively push back on democrats, etc etc etc etc.

You know, German leftists have a word for that.....

Drago said...

Bad Faith Posters should be engaged head on and confronted.

The German word for that is Meadeischtompin.

Mark said...

if some did show signs of not liking me, I only spent time in the same place as them if situations required it

What about those times when the dislike was not about you as a person, but because you were acting like an ass? Again and again?

Instead of leaving, why not simply stop being an ass? Then people would stop disliking you.

Mark said...

Someone who voted for Ford would put them at 60-61 years old at the youngest. I really have not been paying all that much attention -- the whole thing does not interest me all that much and I'm not invested in it -- but in passing I seem to remember various indications that our Ford supporter was much younger than that. His conduct and temperament are certainly much much much younger.

Maybe I'm mistaken, though.

walter said...

"Althouse had some posted rules about commenting standards, and I pressed her to enforce them. Instead, she removed them entirely."
See what you did there?
(Of course not)

Mark said...

Dude, you do realize that no one here really knows who you are?

So if you would go and change your google account with a new name and post under that, since no one would know it was you, they would have no reason to personally attack you.

There would be peace in the world.


Mark said...

Unless of course you engaged in the exact same obsessive-compulsive obnoxious behavior, with pathetic, sniveling, teacher's pet wannabe pouting.

When it comes down to it -- it doesn't matter who the hell you are personally. Any number of other people could come and post the same things and act the same way, and they would get called on it. It's not personal. It's just that's how others respond to people being an ass.

narciso said...

The Kaiser was on a tear in the 19tb century, rumors were he had his eyes on the phillipines when the spanish relinquished it,
They were building the Berlin to Baghdad railroad

narciso said...

Admittedly it was a bad call:
https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/cecil-rhodes.html

Michael K said...

It is a disgrace, that anybody would traffic in that story.

We'll know if and when that Congressional slush fund is revealed.

It's touching to see you defend so vigorously a creep like Schiff, Says a lot about you,.

narciso said...

I guess its akin to the ill fated adventurism of crittenden and narciso Lopez, the fellow behind the flag in the early 1850d