September 2, 2019

At the Slow Motion Café...

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... everything is collapsing invisibly... or rising up. Be part of the uplift. The trees and the flowers are depending on you.

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107 comments:

Seeing Red said...
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Seeing Red said...

The NY Post:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down last week on his blame-the-messenger approach to New York’s growing shortage of natural-gas supplies by ordering the Department of Public Service to “broaden its investigation” of National Grid and threatening to “find another franchisee.”

Anything, rather than admit that his own policies are at fault.

The utility has stopped taking new gas customers in parts of Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens where it can’t handle the new demand — because Team Cuomo vetoed the proposed Williams pipeline to bring in supplies from New Jersey. (Jersey is also blocking the pipeline, since Gov. Phil Murphy is appeasing the same green extremists.)

National Grid gave months of warning that it would need to impose the moratorium if fresh supplies weren’t ensured....

Con Ed did the same in advance of its recent new-biz moratorium in most of Westchester, which was also prompted in good part by the nixing of new pipelines.

This is the point of the yearslong green war on pipelines: You can’t burn gas or oil you can’t get.

MadisonMan said...

Natural Gas shortage in a country with huge reserves. It seems almost like the Soviet Union.

stevew said...

Until a tree falls it doesn't. When it does, it's at 32 ft per second squared. What nitwit put up that sign?

Great weekend in Columbus OH for our nephew's wedding. I was not familiar with the area before, and not a ton more now, but we had a great time and enjoyed some of the local sights. German Village, Buckeye Donuts, Scioto River walk, and a decent amount of time eating, drinking, and hanging with family and friends in Dublin OH.

The wedding was lovely.

Back to work tomorrow. Kicking off Q2. Finished Q1 well so should be an easy start. Might sneak in a ride on the bicycle. I'll be sure to be careful of pedestrians and keep an ear out for reckless drivers.

Birkel said...
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gilbar said...

i've always thought; that The Worst Way To Die
Would be to get your shoelace stuck under a glacier
Slow motion deaths are Always the worst!

Birkel said...

And Cuomo will force thousands of New Yorkers to flee.
Those people will move to sensible areas.
And they will vote for Democratics.

Birkel said...

I thought the way OJ died in Naked Gun was pretty bad.

Ken B said...

Birkel
That was pretty funny.

rcocean said...

When I was six we went to Camp in the Mountains and I kept seeing "Falling rocks" signs - which puzzled the hell out of me. I finally asked my Mother why we weren't seeing any. I felt cheated.

gilbar said...

causing him to fall over the side of the stadium where he is struck by a passing bus, run over by a steamroller, and trampled by the USC marching band. Some of the band members inadvertently step on Ludwig's beeper, triggering Jane to attempt to kill Frank with Ludwig's gun.

Yeah; but at least it was quick (well, far quicker than getting your show stuck over a glacier, and being ran over.

gilbar said...

shoe stuck under a glacier

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

re: Our Slow-Motion Civil War

It took several decades, multiple continents, and tens of thousands of needless war casualties, but Bill Kristol finally found a group of people he doesn’t want to arm: law-abiding American citizens.

WHAT? Joe Biden says he’s going after magazines that can hold multiple bullets

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/09/02/what-joe-biden-says-hes-going-after-magazines-that-can-hold-multiple-bullets/

People shouldn't be precluded from exercising their constitutional rights due to poverty
We need to make affordable, high-quality guns available to all
If that means we need to increase taxes on wealthy liberals in San Francisco and New York, so be it
Subsidize gun purchases


Hong Kong Protestor Pictured With a Pro-Second Amendment Sign

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/hong-kong-protestor-pictured-with-a-pro-second-amendment-sign/

rcocean said...
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rcocean said...

OJ was beloved figure with White people. Movie star, former Sports star, announcer, and popular commercials. Its why "The LAPD framed OJ" made zero sense. The LAPD LOVED OJ.

But while White people loved him, its black people that set him free. Hallelujah!

MadisonMan said...

Buckeye Donuts: Meh. I hope you had some Graeters Ice Cream though. So much better than the overrated Jeni's. Heck, I'll take UDF Ice Cream over Jeni's.
I agree Columbus OH is a great city to visit.

rcocean said...

BTW, what happens at night? Do people just take their chances with a falling tree or can they see the warning rope sign?

chickelit said...

Is the tree falling or is someone felling it?

To fell/to fall is nice example of transitive vs intransitive verb pairs. Others that I can think of off the top of head are raise/rise, lay/lie, and set/sit. I'm sure there are others.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

U.K. Government says if no deal Brexit is stopped by Parliament tomorrow, which is highly likely, then the U.K. will have a General Election on October 14th 2019 of which the results will be the final decision on Brexit.

is this an 'Al Franken-Style Do-Over-til-We-Get-Our-Way' scenario?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@chikelit

who's felling it? A Fella, or a Feller?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

say this 3 x really fast:

Three Smart Fellows,
They felt smart!

Unknown said...

What's all that commotion going on?

rcocean said...

Cutting down vs. Felling.

The 2nd sounds vaguely Germanic.

chickelit said...

who's felling it? A Fella, or a Feller?

A sawyer, naturally.

Gojuplyr831@gmail.com said...

Don't Cross Falling Trees. Of course not. Falling trees are known to carry grudges.

chickelit said...

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the sawyers" is taken directly from a treehugger's manifesto.

Seeing Red said...

Financial Times:

A Labour government would confiscate about £300bn of shares in 7,000 large companies and hand them to workers in one of the biggest state raids on the private sector to take place in a western democracy, according to analysis by the Financial Times and Clifford....

The Labour leadership is determined to shift power away from bosses and landlords and to workers and tenants....

What is GB’s pension rules?

Just make the stock part of their retirement package.

Corbin’s gov’t would generously allow 500 pounds a year to go to the worker while the government taking the rest.

They would also force landlords to give tenants “rent to buy.”

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"... sounds vaguely Germanic."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUz0QNtn08o

Ken B said...

Gilbar
I had that happen to a cousin. He was a moraine.

narciso said...


Whats going on in hk:


https://hkmap.live/m/475829760?fbclid=IwAR31dNsX_s6WB1xmSZsuKQRzUxihYmNMMZDtQQbOhgTITm6ZL8kR3nUbIX8

chickelit said...

I had that happen to a cousin. He was a moraine

A terminal moraine.

FTFY

walter said...

Someone has to be there to hear it.

chickelit said...

Is Dorian still in slow motion? Is is putting all its translational energy into rotational energy?

rcocean said...

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the sawyers"

Don't give me that old saw. I came, I saw, I cooked supper. Sorry, its best to leave puns to the professionals. Carry on, Chick.

chickelit said...

Be part of the uplift.

OK. From the RHCP's "The Uplift MoFo Party Plan."

Beasts of England said...

’Is Dorian still in slow motion?’

I looked at the Freeport radar this morning and again a few minutes ago, and it doesn’t appear that the eye has moved more than a few miles in the last twelve hours. Brutal.

narciso said...

Its like the doomsday machine in that trek episode.

Seeing Red said...

Cayman was hit hard and they used it to upgrade the island.

I hope The Bahamas does the same.

n.n said...

The trees, the flowers, the birds, and the bees.

Beasts of England said...

How’s the wind and rain in your area, narciso?

chickelit said...

I looked at the Freeport radar this morning and again a few minutes ago, and it doesn’t appear that the eye has moved more than a few miles in the last twelve hours. Brutal.

Has anyone heard from that city? It's like they're getting nuked.

narciso said...

Very mild as of yet, its quite some distance away.

Ralph L said...

what happens at night? Do people just take their chances with a falling tree or can they see the warning rope sign?

They're running so fast from the muggers and rapists that they don't worry about it.

wholelottasplainin' said...

chickelit said...
who's felling it? A Fella, or a Feller?

A sawyer, naturally.
**********

Mmm.....maybe a fellator? It's Madison, after all...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

yes, Justin Trudeau's sox dicks

here's proof:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDbFbPMU0AAIXrR.jpg:large

narciso said...

Silly rabbit:
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/02/ari-fleischer-msnbc-analyst-defended-comey/

narciso said...

You see how they cover with a pillow:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1048821

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Trudeau is a cock-socker

narciso said...

Worst russian pawn evarr:
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/340848/

pacwest said...

"Those people will move to sensible areas.
And they will vote for Democratics."

Roving hordes looking for other people's money.

narciso said...

This is the thin gruel they feed on:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/santa-cruz-island-30-people-in-distress-after-santa-cruz-island-boat-fire?ref=scroll

narciso said...

I think chuck was lapping from rick wilsons bag of scraps

rcocean said...

10% sounds like peanuts. IRC, Labour nationalized whole industries after WW 2. I'd favor that for the US tech industry. Everyone gets .00001% of Google and Facebook.

wildswan said...

That tree branch might have split away on its own. There have been six or seven incidents like that in my area and down on Memorial Drive. A huge branch, almost a bole of a tree, suddenly splits away and falls several hours after a rain shower. Maybe there's too much water in them and they are too heavy. Anyhow I've seen it quite often this summer and never ever before. They aren't blowing down in wind, at least not major wind, and not during storms; they just suddenly come down. The break is very jagged. Usually they fall in the road in my area but on Memorial Drive they are back toward the bluff.That's the first one I've seen hang up like that but I see it hasn't completely torn free.

Aunty Trump said...

We won’t hear from Freeport until this is over, and then about ten hours probably. It’s heart rending.

Original Mike said...

"Natural Gas shortage in a country with huge reserves. It seems almost like the Soviet Union."

The difference is, I guess, the voters have the ability to turn the idiots out. That requires the voters to be smarter than the idiots. I don't think they are.

Aunty Trump said...

Lots of people don’t vote because they just figure the govt will muddle through. Then there are people who vote because they insist on being in control even if they are stupid as shit, and they vote every election and round up homeless people with cartons of cigarettes. NYC politicians can only hold off common sense as long as they have complete air cover provided by the media, which looks like forever.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

The country is so divided--

sure-- "Be part of the uplift"...but we will still
be right and left, and at odds--

maybe, so as to avoid confrontation, and yet be edifying,
the message should be "Lift and Separate"

Aunty Trump said...

Imagine if the New York Times or Daily News put 2 and 2 together.

Narayanan said...

WHAT? Joe Biden says he’s going after magazines that can hold multiple bullets
________@@@@@

Wait for his tale fighting off slavers with his muzzle loader guns.

320Busdriver said...

Moved son #2 into house just west of Camp Randall yesterday.

It feels like some partying will take place there on Saturdays, well, probably more than just Saturdays. Good group of kids though. Makes me wish I was a UW grad..

Original Mike said...

Party at #2's house!

anti-de Sitter space said...

Does the Amazon portal sell Hydro Flask?


Also, what's the plural for that brand, if I buy more than one?


**resists typing hahahaha, cause, in fact, another too letter repetition is more fitting (also resisted typing that better fitting option (not that that clue would have registered w/ the golden years crew here (hence taking away 69% of the fun (re me (re POV))))).**

I suppose I coulda gone w/ the space odyssey obfuscation re IBM:

rjrjrjrjrj

anti-de Sitter space said...

"The 2nd sounds vaguely Germanic."

F-ing Germans are (for a bit longer) keeping the fuel injected saw from us here in good ol' 'Murica. Anywho, I still gots an 88 (and others), so I carry on. Yes, we do get the cutoff saw version re injection. But for that, I roll w/ a 16" from the Swedes.

BTW, is it interesting that good equipment often comes from Europe and/or Japan? And, FTR in the manufacturing industry there are now Chinese machines for a couple hundred grand that can out-work the European equiv that cost well past a half million.

DJT is making US toast.

The loser industries and states = fail US (inc them).

Not that I'll suffer.

Just sayin'

IMHO.

320Busdriver said...

That reminds me, I need to put my front yard ash tree out of its misery..15 years of awesome autumn purple foliage into the “ash” bin of history. Emerald ash borers are killing every ash tree in this area. Now I see them everywhere.

Michael K said...

Joe Biden says he’s going after magazines that can hold multiple bullets

What's his position on six shooters?

Michael K said...

is it interesting that good equipment often comes from Europe and/or Japan?

Especially gas chambers and suicide bombers.

Try again, dippy.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

hopefully the End of The World bar on Bimini will survive.

decades of thongs pinned to the walls and ceiling will be hard to replace.

320Busdriver said...

Original Mike said...
Party at #2's house!

Definitely! I’ll bring the beer, and the Tito’s

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

What's his position on six shooters?

He doesnt like them, but acknowledges they are essential
for playing Russian Roulette

William said...

Does it make any noise when it falls?......I saw the Chapelle special. It was okay, but not premium Chapelle. He pretends to be not politically correct. It's a good impersonation of an edgy comedian.... He skirts the edges but doesn't go overboard. He makes fun of Jussie Smollett, but in a politically correct way. He claims black people immediately recognized Jussie's story was bs and kept quiet about the crime. Well, maybe some, but the ones quoted in the papers fell for it. He could have made fun of them, but that would be stepping over the line.....I guess Jussie has joined Clarence Thomas and maybe Bill Cosby among the black people of America that it's okay to make fun of. No one else though. Not Michael Jackson or Kevin Hart. Well, maybe R Kelly. ....I'd make fun of his coworkers on Empire. The show got cancelled and Jussie's hoax caused them to lose some big paydays. Still, not one of them has
ever come forward to damn Jussie all to hell. That's some admirable self control.

walter said...

**resists typing hahahaha, cause, in fact, another too letter repetition is more fitting (also resisted typing that better fitting option (not that that clue would have registered w/ the golden years crew here (hence taking away 69% of the fun (re me (re POV))))).**

Dearest Shitter,
Fuck off.
(universal language version)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don't wear red caps anymore, normal people?

check writer wants people to stop wearing any and ALL red caps because OMG they scare her

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/09/02/crazytown-population-you-blue-check-writer-wants-people-to-stop-wearing-any-and-all-red-caps-because-omg-they-scare-her/

madAsHell said...

As a child, I would tie rubber bands together, and stretch them across the street. I would hang a sign on the rubber bands that said "STOP INVISIBLE FORCE SHIELD".

Must people blew threw it, but there was that one woman with eggs on the top of the grocery sack that did STOP!!

Gratification achieved!!

walter said...

I think most have that reaction to black clad/masked Antifa thugs.

buwaya said...

So I can’t wear my Carlist red beret anymore?
I guess not in the US anyway.
A pity.
A rather academic point though, in my case.

anti-de Sitter space said...

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

wildswan said...

I heard there are all kinds of naval vessels from several countries gathered, ready to go into Freeport as soon as the hurricane moves. They have airlift plans for the injured and they have food ready but the storm won't move.

FullMoon said...

So I can’t wear my Carlist red beret anymore?

C'mon. You been in California long enough to know red hat a target in crips or sureno areas for foty years or more..

Yancey Ward said...

Here is a YouTube channel I have been watching videos for the last couple of days. If you like mathematics, it is a must bookmark. I would give this link to anyone studying math for the first time- I wish I had it when I was teenager. The internet is truly marvelous thing when used correctly.

3Blue1Brown

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

they tried "Crossfire Hurricane"

...now Dems are bringing back Stormy. Again.

what was that definition of insanity again?

Dave said...

You know, I've often said, "You can't cross a falling tree twice". But the first time the crossing is nothing but up.

gilbar said...

Yancey Ward drastically increased my you tube expenditures, saying ...
Here is a YouTube channel I have been watching videos for the last couple of days. If you like mathematics


Well, the Good NEWS is; since i'm retired, i won't have to call in sick after staying up all night watching these math videos

The Bad NEWS is; now i know (yet) another (impractical) way to calculate pi*
Thanx Yancy (i think)

pi* the Most Delicious of all the constants... Have you ever tasted a natural log? It's terrible!

Danno said...

MadisonMan said...Natural Gas shortage in a country with huge reserves. It seems almost like the Soviet Union.

Not country, but NY state. They keep finding silly reasons to not allow a pipeline expansion into the state. The local utilities have said they will take no new customers until supply is increased.

Just really stupid "green" prog-tards at work, fucking up America.

Abdallah said...

اشتراك iptv
افضل اشتراك iptv
اشتراكات iptv
سيرفر iptv مدفوع
متخصص سيو
تعليم سيو
خبير سيو
مسك كلمات في جوجل

Danno said...

In fact, so stupid they have imported foreign gas rather than pipe it in from neighboring Pennsylvania.

gilbar said...

Danno said...
In fact, so stupid they have imported foreign gas rather than pipe it in from neighboring Pennsylvania.


think How Fun that is!
WHO'S the Largest producer of energy in the World? The United States of America!
WHO'S the Largest producer of natural gas in the World? The United States of America!
WHO'S the largest City in The United States of America> New York City!
WHERE does New York City get it's natural gas? OVERSEAS!!!

We, as New Yorkers, are SO AGAINST Natural Gas that we
Don't use OUR Natural Gas
Don't use Our Neighboring state's Natural Gas
Don't use ANY OTHER STATE'S Natural Gas
We use foreign Natural Gas!!! (and foreign fuel oil!)

And WHY are we against Natural Gas? Because it is THE SINGLE BIGGEST FACTOR in reducing CO2
Nothing (NOTHING!) does more to reduce CO2 than using Natural Gas instead of fuel oil
Therefore! WE NEW YORKERS HATE Natural Gas

Danno said...

I say we re-use the old slogan, "Let them damn Yankees freeze in the dark."

It is more applicable than ever.

gilbar said...

This picture answers the Age Old Question:
IF a Tree Falls on a Suburban Street; Does it need a sign?

Tank said...

Anyone post PJ's article on bike riders?

Tank said...

Went to see Once Upon a Time recently (which I enjoyed - a guy film which also had a couple of really good female roles) which led me to re-watch Pulp Fiction last night. What a great movie that was. I forgot how funny it was too. And lots of big stars doing quality work: Travolta, Uma, Willis, that black guy whose name I can never remember, etc. Trigger warning: they use that word you're not allowed to say (if you're white). Always looking for films to watch on TV (Netflix) - they don't seem to stream many foreign films (which I enjoy).

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

I suppose that note is there to try to avoid a Governor Abbott style payout.

Temujin said...

As you read about Cuomo creating an energy shortage and a huge upcoming cost to have energy, just think about how the health care system in the hands of these people would function.
Decreed shortages to non-favored groups? Or just blanket shortages, drops in quality and controls. Huge price increases. And someone else determining if you get care or not.

Dems should be laughed out of office, ridiculed at every opportunity. Mocked.

Fen said...

The pattern, via Twitchy:


@JoJoFromJerz
Replying to @JamesAGagliano
I’m sure the families of those who have died on the wrong end of an AR-15, are so grateful to have a nomenclature advocate to clarify the origin of the letters, “AR”.

I can assure you, not one of the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands or children, give A F*ck.


Notice how Democrats are always speaking on behalf of other people without their permission or even knowledge?

Mr. Forward said...

Slow motion
Hurricane
Falling trees
Do not Cross
Rise up!

MadTownGuy said...

Seeing Red said...

"Financial Times:

A Labour government would confiscate about £300bn of shares in 7,000 large companies and hand them to workers in one of the biggest state raids on the private sector to take place in a western democracy, according to analysis by the Financial Times and Clifford....

The Labour leadership is determined to shift power away from bosses and landlords and to the Almighty State....
"

FIFY.

stlcdr said...

Won't stop a self-righteous cyclist.

stevew said...

RE: Buckeye Donuts

They were good but, as you say, rather average. Old school Dunkin Donuts - the ones made on site - were better and there are bakeries in my area of MA that make amazing ones. The fact that we were introduced to the Buckeye Donuts by OSU alums explains the over-the-top enthusiasm. I would not go out of my way to visit again.

mockturtle said...

Anyone post PJ's article on bike riders?

Excellent! Thanks, Tank.

Aunty Trump said...

I have been watching “Episodes” on Netflix, an old HBO series starring Matt LeBlanc. You know what? LeBlanc was playing himself as “Joey.” Ever since Friends he has been trying to be a “real actor” but he has almost no talent for it beyond his appearance. He does make a comment in the series, he is playing himself, that he should have walked away on top. He’s right.

Aunty Trump said...

Still, the first two seasons of Episodes are decent, if too indecent to watch with kids around. Or maybe even your grown children.

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Fen said...

Socialism via article at Claremont Inst.

"But the firms would be owned and managed by the people who work in them, determining compensation and making decisions about new products and business practices."

Socialists never address why the people who work for firms didn't create firms for themselves to begin with. You want them to own and manage something they couldn't create?

Fen said...

oh, apologies - here is the link:

https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/a-kinder-gentler-gulag/

It's good analysis, lots of meat you can really sink your teeth into.

Christy said...

Rcocean, Daddy would drive us all over The Smokies on nice Sunday afternoons. Once he wove a long shaggy dog tale about an Indian brave, Falling Rocks, who went out hunting and never came back. Thus the signs.