March 23, 2019

At the Saturday Mouse Cafe...



... you can talk about whatever you want.

50 comments:

Shane said...

Not to be confused with Spring equinox mouse.

JackWayne said...

Looks like May is finally done for.

Richard Dillman said...

Well, the University of Oregon, my alma mater, convincingly defeated the Univ. of Wisconsin in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Oregon played incredible defense. A potential Cinderella team.

Big Mike said...

I think mice are rather nice;
Their tails are long, their faces small;
They haven’t any chins at all.
Their ears are pink, their teeth are white,
They run about the house at night;
They nibble things they shouldn’t touch,
and, no one seems to like them much,
but, I think mice are rather nice.

A poem I found in a book of poems to read to your little children.

narciso said...

Oh that's interesting
https://mobile.twitter.com/PoliticalShort/status/1109574933355601921

Gazprom da, Exxon nyet

D. said...

The mouse knows that Mueller secretly passed off all the dirt on Drumpf to NY State. The AG of NYS will be the one to take down Drumpf using NYS laws. Drumpfsters your days numbered!!11!!

Scott said...

"... you can talk about whatever you want."

Really?

mockturtle said...

Watched Is Seattle Dying the other night. Excellent documentary. As a former Seattlite it made me sad but kudos to KOMO Seattle for airing this and I urge everyone to watch this outstanding series. The truth is often unpleasant but needs to be told and it's refreshing to know that, in spite of city officials, there are some who want to do something about the problems of drug abuse and homelessness in Seattle, not just for the city but for the afflicted. As suggested, McNeil Island, formerly a prison but currently unoccupied, would be a perfect location for an incarceration rehab facility. I urge everyone to watch this outstanding series.

BTW, when we left Seattle in the 90's homelessness and drugs were just becoming major issues. I no longer shopped at Pike Place Market because of aggressive panhandlers and none of the city parks were usable except by vagrants who slept on the tables and often left needles lying about. Like San Francisco, a once beautiful and exciting city has thrown in the towel.

Bay Area Guy said...

We need to investigate whether Mueller was compromised too!

Birkel said...

D-mouse was probably born low IQ.

mccullough said...

The Big Ten overall is having a good tournament. The Big 12 is not.

Chuck said...

The story of Maria Bartiromo’s interview with Trump is getting interesting. I am seeing stories on other news outlets that are more defensive of Bartiromo and her producers and than is the Fox News home page.

For those not aware of it, Bartiromo interviewed the President and asked him why he had been going after the late John McCain. Answering the line of questions, Trump got progressively weird and angry, culminating in his commenting that there had been an agreement that the interview would not get into the subject of McCain. Maria Bartiromo defended her interview when it aired, saying that there had been no prior agreement about subject matter terms for the interview. But Fox had no other reporting and it was other outlets who reported that a Fox producer confirmed that White House officials tried to extract an agreement that McCain questions would not be asked, but Bartiromo’s producers refused.

If anybody else thinks this was a rare good moment in a bad month for Fox News; I would agree.

etbass said...

Suggest to the professor...make the cafe post exempt from moderation and try to get some sleep. There is no topic to adhere to, insults are pretty minimal as the main perps are sleeping and most anything goes anyway. That way, we insomniacs can have something useless to do, like reading the nonsense that usuallypopulates the cafe posts, whilst trying to get back to sleep.

Hunter said...

Skeptical mouse isn’t embracing any particular conclusions before all the facts are clearly laid out. Sighs in disdain at the excitable mob trying to fill 24 times (who knows how many) hours with everything they don’t know.

Drago said...

You dont know what the NYS AG knows!!!

Btw, lefties now moving to accuse their Mighty Mueller of leading a coverup to help Trump!!

chickelit said...

Mini-mal mouse

Big Mike said...

From Matt Taibbi:

“The Russiagate era has so degraded journalism that even once “reputable” outlets are now only about as right as politicians, which is to say barely ever, and then only by accident.”

heyboom said...

There is an environmental consulting firm called Althouse & Meade, Inc. in Paso Robles, CA. Curious if our gracious host has ever been made aware of that.

Sebastian said...

"His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has . . . You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard them say [later, as adults], they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”

Apologies to the moderators, but I want to make a slightly different point about Streisand than where the other thread was heading.

Though it sounds like a poor excuse by Barbra, I take this as an indicator of the new prog cutting edge: now that pedophilia has just about worn out its usefulness as weapon to be used against the Catholic church, it can be celebrated as "sexual needs" like any other sexual needs, that kids will be thrilled about and that certainly won't kill them, so what's the trouble, and don't we all act "according to our DNA"?

Achilles said...

D. said...
The mouse knows that Mueller secretly passed off all the dirt on Drumpf to NY State. The AG of NYS will be the one to take down Drumpf using NYS laws. Drumpfsters your days numbered!!11!!

I think you are joking.

But a lot of people take this seriously.

If the State of New York wishes it can declare war on the 30+ states that voted for Trump.

We have had enough of the Stalinist garbage.

It is time for consequences.

stephen cooper said...

Big Mike - "no one seems to like them [mice] much"

but what about the other mice?
Little critters like that always seem to have big huge sentimental well-wishing thoughts for each other.

Mice, rats, cockroaches, on the varmint little critter side

and on the noble big critter side --- crows, vultures, and coyotes all seem happy to be hanging out with other crows, vultures and coyotes

if I liked to write poems about that sort of thing I would like to write a poem about that

Lawrence Person said...

In case you missed it: Fitzmas II: The Muellering.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Seppuku knives should be quietly placed in CNN and MSNBC Green Rooms.

Let's see how many totally disgraced CNN talking heads do the right thing.

heh

Freeman Hunt said...

"What's this mouse?"
"That's not a mouse. It's a rat."
"Why is it on your car?"
"Althouse. It's a blog I comment on."
"Why rats?"
"That's us."
"What?"
"That's our thing. I don't know what else to tell you."

walter said...

Keep Hoax Alive!

tomaig said...

For some reason,your minimalist mouse makes me think of Charlie Chaplin.

tim maguire said...

Should I be surprised in today’s world that so many educators don’t seem to value education very much?

For sone reason, blogger won’t accept the link embed: https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190321152316347

Ann Althouse said...

"Suggest to the professor...make the cafe post exempt from moderation and try to get some sleep. There is no topic to adhere to, insults are pretty minimal as the main perps are sleeping and most anything goes anyway. That way, we insomniacs can have something useless to do, like reading the nonsense that usuallypopulates the cafe posts, whilst trying to get back to sleep."

I don't have a tool that lets me have the comments on only for one post. I'm sorry to have lost this particular free play, but I hope that what it becomes is good too. I'm very likely to read the cafe comments first thing in the morning, and so it's a good way to communicate with me about what you're interested in. And you can take a solo stand on anything...

Ann Althouse said...

@heyboom Yes, many times.

traditionalguy said...

It's Mighty Mouse! My hero.

Meade said...

Freeman Hunt said...
"What's this mouse?"
"That's not a mouse. It's a rat."
"Why is it on your car?"
"Althouse. It's a blog I comment on."
"Why rats?"
"That's us."
"What?"
"That's our thing. I don't know what else to tell you."

Haha! "That's not a mouse. It's a rat" reminds me of the Bob Dylan line: "It's not a house, it's a home."

Also—I reprinted the rat stickers for anyone who wants to email me their mailing address so I can send you one by Mister USPS Postman who will deliver de letter the sooner de better. Just click on my redbird to find my email address.

viator said...

The overwhelming demand for lithium-ion batteries.

"The lithium-ion batteries that power AirPods and most other contemporary battery reliant device are everywhere. One industry report forecast that sales would grow to $109.72 billion by 2026, from $36.2 billion in 2018. They charge faster, last longer, and pack more power into a small space than other types of batteries do. But they die faster, too, often after just a few years, because every time you charge them, they degrade a little.

"Lithium-ion batteries are different from other waste. Tossing them in the trash can create fires at waste-management facilities. And unfettered consumption has big upstream costs: The more devices with lithium-ion batteries that aren’t recycled, the more companies have to mine the finite resources that go into those batteries. Most lithium-ion batteries contain cobalt, which is often mined in terrible conditions in the developing world."

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/your-airpods-probably-have-terrible-battery-life/585439/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-21/apple-talks-source-its-own-cobalt-price-more-triples

however a year later prices collapse..

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-18/investors-betting-electric-vehicle-metals-have

With no price stability there will be little incentive to recycle high tech battery waste. Supply will continue to be met by mining worldwide.


stevew said...

"Btw, lefties now moving to accuse their Mighty Mueller of leading a coverup to help Trump!!"

This is the clearest indicator that the Mueller investigation and report is a nothingburger, as far as Trump is concerned.

Meade said...

“Oh, yes, he is my friend”
Said Frankie Lee in fright
“I do recall him very well
In fact, he just left my sight”
“Yes, that’s the one,” said the stranger
As quiet as a mouse
“Well, my message is, he’s down the road
Stranded in a house”

Well, Frankie Lee, he panicked
He dropped ev’rything and ran
Until he came up to the spot
Where Judas Priest did stand
“What kind of house is this,” he said
“Where I have come to roam?”
“It’s not a house,” said Judas Priest
“It’s not a house . . . it’s a home”

wildswan said...

The season for tapping maple trees is coming to an end. Things I know now. It's a very picky, weather-oriented, localized thing to do. You need certain temperatures by night and others by day and these must happen before the tree buds. These conditions occur reliably in Wisconsin. You have to boil down ten gallons to get a quart. A free standing maple tree produces more sap with more sugar than one in a grove. It doesn't have to be a sugar maple but it has to be a maple to taste like maple. And now people are selling un-reduced maple sap as Maple Water - filled with anti-oxidants, electrolytes. This is sap which is something you could get gallons of, off a tree on your property. Flavor is also slightly affected by different soils according to the internet but I can't taste it. But you could get real Wisconsin Maple Water any March in Wisconsin.

wildswan said...

I realize that the Mueller Report is going to have some kind of sting in it, that it will be filled with unproved allegations, with lines of thought in search of dots of fact to connect. But let's not get too complicated. The accusation was treason with Russia order to get elected, treason for which evidence existed. If there's no indictments, there's no evidence, it's over. The media has time to spend on it and spin it and rerun it. Regular people do not. It comes to a point and then it's over. And when someone tries to keep it going, people will think, Hmmm, so that is who you are. That perception will break out of the circle of the most politically involved into the mainstream where people are already feeling let down. So go ahead, CNN, MSNBC. Fix sneers, advance.

Mr. Groovington said...

So this morning in Botswana (I’m just slowly passing through) an Afrikaans pilot was at a party at an airstrip outside Gaberone. Sunday, so maybe a wedding. He has a fight with his wife and hits her. There’s an intervention and he runs off, jumps into a private jet, takes off and comes back aiming it full throttle at the party tent. Fortunately they figure him for crazy in time and evacuate safely before impact. Despite a huge emplosion he’s the only casualty.

Other than an 8 year old girl being taken by a croc last week outside my hotel, that’s it from here in the way of big news in last couple of months.

A lovely country. The rains from the Angolan highlands are beginning their slow way down to flood the Okavango Delta. The it’ll be more water than land, rather than the opposite right now, and access to the more remote waterways will be easier. So I wait.

Jersey Fled said...

Just wondering how the NY AG gets to investigate Trump with no apparent probable cause.

This is a very scary thing for all of us.

MadBohemian said...

Wild swan, I recently retired and bought a lakeside cottage on a small lake in Wisconsin. Our realtor, who has a cottage not too far from us brought a jar of homemade maple syrup that her parents made from trees on their property close to her.
It was a great little gift to welcome us to Wisconsin! Awesome stuff.

Mr. Groovington said...

Ha! That revenge-by-jet-crash reminds me of my favorite movie of 2015, Wild Tales. Argentinian. Revenge, defecation, manslaughter, corruption, cheating, blackmail, a rooftop fuck, a wedding cake top fuck, it has it all. It’ll be the best and funniest 2 hours of the day you watch it on.

Hagar said...

The Brexiteers are not going to get a hard exit and the Stayers are not going to get to stay.
In the end Parliament may have no other choice but to accept Theresa's compromise and then vote her out of office to express their joint frustration.
British politics.

Mr. Groovington said...

Botswana debt to GDP 17%. Bond rating A-2 outlook stable
Italy debt to GDP 131% Bond rating Baa outlook negative

LOL!

Rusty said...

For those that don't know. I had a bout of Afib two weeks ago and got zapped lat thurs. All is good now.Gonna go for a walk.

tim in vermont said...

They need to find a crime, how else can justice be served?

Fernandinande said...

Toxic masculinity starts early:

"Women who shared their mother's womb with a male twin are less likely to graduate from high school or college, have earned less by their early 30s, and have lower fertility and marriage rates when compared with twins who are both female, according to new research."

Maillard Reactionary said...

Meade @6:40 AM: That's a kind offer, I'll consider it, although my Forester is starting to get a little junky looking with all the FOP booster, NRA, and shooting club stickers on it as it is.

OTOH, given the vehicle's age and my casual attitude to exterior maintenance, another sticker might actually help hold it together, so there's that.

I like the idea of enigmatic bumper stickers-- to be appreciated only by those in the know, so that they recognize and can support one another, if things get dicey.

Separately, our Governor just signed a tax on rain. Doubtless, the air will be next.

Meade said...

"OTOH, given the vehicle's age and my casual attitude to exterior maintenance, another sticker might actually help hold it together, so there's that."

HA! My favorite sticker was one I saw on a van so covered in stickers that the only place to stick a new sticker would be over other stickers. The sticker said: "HONK IF ANYTHING FALLS OFF"

mockturtle said...

Correction: The documentary is called Seattle is Dying. This sad phenomenon is affecting more than just SF and Seattle so it's in everyone's interest to pay attention. It's coming to your neighborhood soon!

Ralph L said...

I've forgotten: are these rats innie stickers or outies?

Fen said...

Chuck: "For those not aware of it, Bartiromo interviewed the President and asked him why he had been going after the late John McCain. Answering the line of questions, Trump got progressively weird and angry, culminating in -"

Just how high are you to believe that anyone here trusts your analysis on anything involving Trump? You've been quoted here as confessing that you loathe Trump and are abandoning all integrity and objectivity to cast him in the worst possible light...

"The Reagan Era", by Hillary Rodham Clinton

...would have as much credibility.