November 7, 2019

The surreal sunrise.

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41 comments:

stevew said...

Oh my. The quality of what can be captured with a standard phone camera is truly amazing.

steve uhr said...

Tripping in mad town

chickelit said...

The world is on edge and fragmented.

Wince said...

Althouse, under the foreign influence of Tik Tok?

Hagar said...

So Michael Bloomberg is in. On the one hand, it is perhaps good to see a plausible candidate step in for the Democrats. On the other hand, at age 77?

In 1952 the Republicans were quite worried that Eisenhower at age 62 seemed a bit old to be running for President. Hence the choice of the rather young at the time Richard Nixon for V-P.

Ken B said...

In Canada the (red) poppy is worn for Remembrance Day. This is like your Veteran's Day, but more somber. Now a student has been suspended for refusing to wear a “rainbow poppy” instead.

https://nationalfile.com/teenage-girl-suspended-from-school-for-refusing-to-wear-pro-lgbt-remembrance-day-item/

If the details are accurate, and this is just an initial report so they might not be, I want all those involved fired. I really want to see criminal charges, but those probably won’t be available.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

little too much tequila in that sunrise.

but this is even surrealerer

Obama administration tried to partner with Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian gas firm but was blocked over corruption concerns
Source Reveals Hunter Biden Took ‘Off The Books’ Payments From Burisma,
Aided By FBI Coverup

Mark Leavy said...

That is outstandingly beautiful.

Martha said...

truly magnificent

are copies of your photographs available to buy?

traditionalguy said...

Loved it. Bet you can't do it twice.

Milwaukie guy said...

Cafe post? Oh boy.

From my campaigning days, I always spin up a wonderful scenario, what I think the candidate should do. I'm sure many others do the same, I wish Trump would do this....

I'd like to see a Trump campaign rally next year at the Tinley Park Amphitheatre. It's in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, next to many integrated and majority black suburbs, close to Chicago's South Side from where the black middle and working class fled.

Tinley P is in the 1st CD, represented currently by Bobby Rush. Back in the day, Harold Washington [PBUH] was the rep. Ideally, in attendance, there would be an attractive black Republican running against Rush and Candace Owens, who would both be called to the stage for a few words.

After the thing about how we are all Americans under god, at one point Trump talks about some of his accomplishments: lowest black unemployment, de-regulation that helps the small business sector, prison reform, defense of Christianity, etc.

Then he thunders about Chicago. 90 years of Democrat rule, 90 years of a corrupt one-party machine. He then talks about Chicago's problems. De-industrialization and taxes. 90 years. Worthless government schools run by a radical union out for itself. 90 years. Shootings, other crime, and the handcuffs on police. 90 years. Politicians on the take, setting nationwide records for corruption. 90 years. Big etc. Wake up brothers and sisters.

I'm sure Trump could handle it from there.

BTW, I'm noodling around with a poster series celebrating 90 years of D party rule in Chicago, 1931-2021. Suggestions are welcome. All hail the Party.

hawkeyedjb said...

Michael Bloomberg will try to bring sanity to the Democratic party. Prediction: either Democratic party rejects sanity, or Bloomberg is co-opted by the socialists and joins the insanity. Odds of Bloomberg moving the party in his direction established at 0.027%

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

a pic of Justin Trudeaup's mother

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1190578428451254272/xmS2h76C?format=jpg&name=600x314

Jeff Gee said...

Still missing the fish-eye lens...

Kyzer SoSay said...

Wanted to throw a thank you to Michael K. This past Christmas, I took my wife and our new(ish) daughter to NY to be with my side of the family. While there, wifey and I took a side trip to Vermont to stay in a cabin by Lake Bomosseen. For dinner we drove across the state to enjoy dinner at Simon Pearce, a restaurant/glassmaker/ex-mill that Michael had mentioned awhile back. I'd never heard of it before, but his mention plus the good reviews I found made me curious. Pleased to report the food was excellent and the place itself was pretty interesting to see. Worth the trip, and was a fun drive through the mountains to get there.

Kyzer SoSay said...

Crap, I forgot to mention the picture! That's some outstanding timing and framing - very nice shooting!

rehajm said...

When I was a little kid my parents had that album. Gave me the heebie jeebies...

narciso said...



Oh about that:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/testimony-how-trump-helped-ukraine

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

speaking of Remembrance Day-- where will randy Prince Andy be standing?

will he have the honour of standing next to the Queen, or has she
relegated him to a more distant spot
due to his 'Minor-Attracted' predilections?

Johnny Carson yanking Royal pedo chain in '84
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzWF6O8T26Y

narciso said...

More perspective:



https://mobile.twitter.com/GeorgeSzamuely/status/1192625460594774016

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Big Mike said...

How’d you do that?

Skylark said...

hmmm. https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/11/prince-andrew-virginia-roberts-giuffre-60-minutes-australia

narciso said...


Step into the crazy

https://mobile.twitter.com/ewarren/status/1192526820559785986

narciso said...

Its always something


https://www.investigativeproject.org/8150/nj-mayor-who-complained-about-dhs-questioning

Ken B said...

Still waiting on the IG report about FISA.

Yancey Ward said...

Bloomberg is fooling himself into believing he can win the nomination. Jewish, white, male, and old are all the things that will be held against him as he campaigns for the nomination in the Democratic Party. I don't think he could win a single delegate outside of New York. He will largely draw the votes that would have gone to Joe Biden and, perhaps, Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren probably wants Bloomberg in the race- she wouldn't have to pull her punches against a Wall Street multibillionaire.

If he is running because he doesn't want Warren to win the nomination, then he is badly miscalculating this plan.

NCMoss said...

So that's what tangerine trees and marmalade skies look like.

narciso said...

A reminder:


https://mobile.twitter.com/hale_razor/status/1192545922489540608

gpm said...

>I'd like to see a Trump campaign rally next year at the Tinley Park Amphitheatre. It's in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, next to many integrated and majority black suburbs, close to Chicago's South Side from where the black middle and working class fled.

I'd like to know where your geographic/demographic information is coming from. Depends on your scale, I guess, but, to my mind, Tinley Park is not "close to Chicago's South Side," which is where I grew up. My oldest sister moved with her family to Tinley Park from West Englewood (where we all grew up) in 1963 (she's now deceased, but her husband still lives there). My second oldest sister and her family moved to Orland Park (a bit further west) some time in the 70s. In both cases, their kids live partly there, partly elsewhere in the general area or even further out southwest. I won't say it's lily white, but I'm not aware of any "integrated [or] majority black suburbs" anywhere in that area. The black suburbs are much further east. My impression is that, rather, these areas are where a lot of the former white residents of the southwest side moved in the "white flight" starting in the 60s and 70s, though my parents got no farther than a trailer park near 79th and Archer (as for me, I've been in Boston, first in school then permanently, since 1971, but I have tons of relatives (including my parents' many, many descendants and spouses) in the Chicago area).

On a lot shakier grounds here, but I'm not sure that there was a comparable flight of "the black middle and working class." In addition to the general economic meltdown, the problem there is the overlay of the gang violence.

Not necessarily disagreeing with our underlying point, but the suggestion that this location would somehow make Trump's message devastating doesn't seem very compelling.

--gpm

Crazy World said...

Just glorious!

Skylark said...

Anybody who is actually curious about the firing of Shokin by Biden, and the events as they unfolded before and after ending with Burisma recieving a slap on the wrist after invoking Hunter Biden’s name with the Obama State Department and retaining a connected Democrat law firm should read this thread.

https://twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1192616663151235072

RBE said...

Simon Pierce Glass is in my neck of the woods. The glass from the fictional store in the movie Sweet Home Alabama was Simon Pierce. Didn't know that till just a few years ago. Made me appreciate that movie even more.

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Ann Althouse said...

The photo was an accident, but I think I'll repeat the mistake and see if anything interesting happens.

Temujin said...

Just beautiful. Nothing more need be said.

Tank said...

That there is a museum quality picture.

Composition. Color. Emotion. Story.

Michael K said...

Simon Pierce Glass is in my neck of the woods.<

My favorite restaurant when I was in New Hampshire.

Phidippus said...

The picture reminds me a bit of Jerry Uelsmann's work. Neat!

Yancey Ward said...

Michael K,

An earlier comment in the thread gave you a shout out for the recommendation of the restaurant- you might have missed it.

Rabel said...

You'd be doing your fans a favor if you took the Nikon along occasionally. It would allow you to better exploit one of your strengths.

Make the Redbird tote it for you.