December 8, 2019

At the Sunset Café...

... yes, sunset!

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The actual sunset time today was 4:24 p.m., and that's the exact time of the second photograph. The first photograph was taken at 4:05.

82 comments:

madAsHell said...

The Ravens were playing in Buffalo. The stadium was festooned with names of former grid iron heroes.

I failed to see any mention of O.J. Simpson. amirite?

Michael K said...

Mark Shields is pontificating on Trump.So these people have no shame ?

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset, I am in paradise
Every day I look at the world from my window
Chilly chilly is the evening time, Waterloo sunset's fine

narciso said...


Snorfle:

https://mobile.twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1203814041036214273

Sebastian said...

And "conservative" David Brooks is pontificating on Pelosi and Biden:

"Brooks praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "one of the best political moments of the year" when she said she does not hate President Trump. He called it a "beautiful moment" of Christian faith.

Brooks also praised Joe Biden's confrontation with a voter in Iowa, saying it showed he has vigor and "allowed him to control the news cycle.""

I know this is David Brooks, but WTF?

Kathryn51 said...

After visiting Madison once in my life - Summer of 2016 when it was either 90% humidity or pouring down rain - I still believe I could live there for a full year and be happy.

Having time to explore the four season (in Seattle, there are only two seasons: (1) the rainy season and (ii) the first two weeks of August).

Touring Frank Lloyd Wright buildings/residence (Yes, we got to Taliesin - on one of the hottest, humid days of the summer).

Agate hunting (Our nephew - who was a resident at UW Hospital at the time- discovered an incredible spot)

Snow at Christmas.

And finally. . . beautiful sunrises and sunsets over Lake Mendota.

A year would suffice.

narciso said...



Knowledge is crimethink

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7769709/Fox-host-Pete-Hegseth-BANNED-Twitter-sharing-manifesto-Pensacola-shooter.html

Drago said...

Did anyone happen to catch Inga's and LLR-lefty Chuck's hero Justin Trudeau, whom Inga claimed was the Real Leader of the Free World, throwing Israel over the side just to get in good with the islamic supremacists?

And this is on top of the leaked files from commie Corbyn showing that POS is an absolute jew-hating anti-semite.

And all in the same week that Trump is being given standing ovations at the Israel-America conference and Israel continues to name train stations and streets and even a little town after Trump!

No wonder the dems went all out in the last 48 hours to try and paint Trump as anti-semitic while also looking past 2020 (since they will lose) into 2024 and began labeling Nikki Haley and anti-semite as well!!

LOLOLOL

And to think, it was literally just 6 months ago that the dems were already beginning to measure the drapes in the oval office........again!

The most enjoyable aspect of the last month has been the clear breakout civil war on the left between the bolsheviks and mensheviks, all of whom are racists according to key bolsheviks/mensheviks depending on whose side they are on.

Sharpton and his gang pronouncing Buttissgigigierreeirrirrrg and Biden not appropriate for black voters, the far let activists calling those guys outright racists (sometimes including Warren in that), Buttissgigigierreeirrirrrg himself declaring that other dem candidates are not good for black voters (the nerve of that guy, amiright?), etc etc etc.

Warren is falling so fast that she could cause Biden to throw his back out just watching her! So much so that Warren finally, FINALLY!, had to come out and admit that she has been lying all along about her hoax Native American heritage!

It seems like only yesterday Inga and LLR-lefty Chuck and the rest of the lefties were regaling us with tales of Trump fear of Warren and Booker and Buttissgigigierreeirrirrrg and Harris and....well, ALL of them!

Good times, good times...

Bay Area Guy said...

The Mark Levin interview of Alan Dershowitz tonight is outstanding. Go watch it.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

a little more re: The Dead Pedophile Society

photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & ‘pimp’GhislaineMaxwell at Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday bash at Windsor Castle

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10505670/jeffrey-epstein-harvey-weinstein-princess-beatrice-birthday/

*****

Ghislaine Maxwell's nephew was a top employee in Hillary Clinton's State Department working on the Middle East

https://nationalfile.com/ghislaine-maxwells-nephew-son-of-blasphemous-artist-worked-for-hillarys-state-department/

FullMoon said...

49ers vs Saints. Combined score 94 points. I was hoping it would go over a hundred.

Rory said...

Watching the Joan Collins episode of Star Trek. It's barely believable that the episode would revolve around stopping someone from leading a pacifist movement because it was necessary to confront an aggressive despot.

narciso said...

Which was written by harlan ellison, not a warmonger by any means

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Listen as #JulianAssange explains how US officials such as #Clinton, #Podesta are linked to ISIS & how Saudi Arabian, & Qatari Officials & Billionaires are linked to backing ISIS too.

Julian Assange: “Clinton and ISIS are funded by the same money.”

maybe this must be why Hillary Clinton suggested assassinating Assange with a drone strike.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1202326858513207296

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Witness in Trump Impeachment Found Dead ?

"American Diplomat Melanie Honcharenko was discovered dead in her North Potomac, MD home early Wednesday morning. Melanie Honcharenko stepped down from her position in May, just days after Ambassador Marie Yovanovich was recalled. There has been some speculation that Honcharenko was the whistle blower who launched the congressional investigation into President Trump, although no Republican has gone any further than insinuations on the subject."

https://www.thewhitehouseinsider.com/2019/12/witness-in-trump-impeachment-found-dead.html

...then this: same person ???

http://cius40.artsrn.ualberta.ca/8-2/round-table-iv-teaching-ukrainian-studies/alla-nedashkivska-teaching-ukrainian-studies-canada-contemporary-post-secondary-learners/

rcocean said...

Great photo. Now that i had some time, I watched a recording of Meet the Press, and fast forwarded through the whole thing with the sound off, just jumping in and out when something looked interesting, IOW's never.

What's hilarious are Chuck Todd's facial expressions. when talking to nadler, he has his "Tell me more" face" and seems relaxed. But when Cruz came on, he suddenly became very animated, and started bouncing in his seat and hand waving with lots of "How can you say that?" and "Ok, so what about this?" facial expressions. My wife, who doesn't care about US politics, said as she walked by: "Who's that?" and walked on uninterested.

Ken B said...

Sebastian
Brooks does not entertain the idea that beltway insiders might actually be shams and frauds. To him they are superior people, period. When he watches Pelosi lose her cool he sees it as righteous indignation at the faux pas of the uppity questioner. Same with Biden. It is the reaction of a french aristocrat horse whipping a peasant who talked back.

Jasmina Boulanger said...

Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the posts.
Great photos every day.

Aunty Trump said...

Canada had that jaw dropping job loss number because Stats Canada kept the job losses on ice until after the election.

rcocean said...

Here's something more Interesting. IN 1915, the US Army had:

8 Major Generals and
26 Brigadier Generals and
168 Colonels and
168 Lt Colonels.

That's it. Not a lot of Brass back in those days!

rcocean said...

Its official. I'm skipping over any Wapo, NYT, WSJ etc. Impeachment news stories. Good God, this will drag on for another fucking 2 months. Boring.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Pelosi says impeachment is the nullification of the vote of the American people!

...well, that was then.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELDYlRlWsAAaZDt.jpg

Heartless Aztec said...

The Subdudes are playing in Sloughton, WI in March, 2020 twenty minutes from Madison. They are a national treasure. Get Meade to take you Althouse. We have seen them from the Hudson Valley to the Napa Valley over the last 30 years.

https://youtu.be/zPiaUGAgvX4

Note: they were practicing back in the 1980's in New Orleans when the electricity went out. They switched to acoustic instruments. Tommy turned to Johnny and said "It sounds subdude'. Thus the name. I

Temujin said...

Interesting.

Lutsenko interview

Big Mike said...

Yesterday Dr. Michael K. and Kyzer SoSay blithely informed me that during World War II a Dauntless dive bomber could not dogfight with a zero. Okay, guys, read this.

Even better, read this. If you scroll down far enough, to the Kill Ratio, 43 Dauntlesses were brought down by enemy aircraft, but they accounted for 138 enemy aircraft themselves.

Sebastian said...

"Warren finally, FINALLY!, had to come out and admit that she has been lying all along about her hoax Native American heritage!"

And had to come sorta clean about the big $$ she "earned" defending powerful corporations.

So progs, whatcha gonna do with that? I predict they'll stomach the rank hypocrisy. But Bernie could use it, if he had the guts. He didn't against Hill; does he now?

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Slow Joe is blaming the whole Burisma fiasco on his aides who didn't tell him that it was a conflict of interest!

Lewis Wetzel said...

In Hawaii (no DST) the sun rose this morning at 6:41 local time & it will set at 5:42 PM.

Lewis Wetzel said...


Blogger Temujin said...
Interesting.
Lutsenko interview

Ukraine is a corrupt country. How do you know this? They have a cabinet level office to fight corruption. I think it's fair to say that the cabinet officer whose job is to fight corruption will always be corrupt.

rhhardin said...

Strike Back (TV series) is action and tits. The tit part strikes me as an allusion to James Bond, as it plays. There's no James Bond humor but just the allusion to hitting on anything good-looking that's available, as a personal style for singles.

James Bond humor itself wouldn't play today. There's no prudishness to play off of now.

Ken B said...

Big Mike
Interesting links. You would like this book which is FANTASTIC: Fire in the Sky by Bergerud

https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Sky-Air-South-Pacific-ebook/dp/B001ELJY6U/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2KSSGPCWU1TJK&keywords=eric+bergerud&qid=1575860645&sprefix=Eric+berger%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-3

rhhardin said...

I guess there's a slight feminist prudishness that's played against (Strike Back). Women in charge, challenged by implication.

walter said...


Natasha Bertrand
‏Verified account @NatashaBertrand
4h4 hours ago

NEW: The timing of the IG report’s release tomorrow has irked some former officials Horowitz interviewed, who told us that the standard review period afforded in an IG probe seemed rushed so it would be released in the middle of impeachment proceedings.
--
Rushed!

Lewis Wetzel said...

Ken B wrote . . .
. . .
It is the reaction of a french aristocrat horse whipping a peasant who talked back.

Or a French aristocrat running down a child with his carriage.

narciso said...

Well strike back was written originally by ex sas chris ryan, but they had to sex it up for cinemax if memory served.

Unknown said...

Here's something more Interesting. IN 1915, the US Army had:

8 Major Generals and
26 Brigadier Generals and
168 Colonels and
168 Lt Colonels.

That's it. Not a lot of Brass back in those days!


There wasn't much need for brass as there weren't any troops.

Here's a very interesting article I read years ago. It's set after WWI, but the picture is largely the same:

His social duties, he found, were as demanding as his military ones. There were formal dances, failure to attend which would result in a black mark on his record, affairs at the officers’ club on weekend nights, participation in bridge games. Horses were all-important: shows, hunter trials, polo, Sunday-morning chases in pink coats, hunt breakfasts with singing of hunt songs and ballads. He had become a member of what was the seventeenth army of the world—as Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur repeatedly pointed out to congressional appropriations committees. (When George C. Marshall officially became chief of staff, on the day Germany invaded Poland in 1939, it was said that the country had dropped to having the nineteenth army of the world.) Surpassing the United States in military power were, among other countries, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Spain, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Romania.

Marshall was serving on the West Coast when ordered to Washington to take up his new duties. It was summer, and he asked if it was possible for the War Department to provide funds for Mrs. Marshall and him to go cross-country by train, avoiding travel via lead-footed Army transport through the blast-furnace heat of the Panama Canal. He did not make his request by telephone or telegraph; such money-consuming practices were forbidden except in cases of extreme emergency. Four letters went back and forth before the man he would replace, Gen. Malin Craig, was able to write that the cash had been scraped up.

The annual Army budget in those years, the years between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second, averaged in the $300 million range. That included provision for the Army Air Corps, whose pilots usually communicated with the ground by dropping notes wrapped around stones and checked their flight progress by swooping down to read town designations on railroad-station signs. The Army’s total research and development budget amounted to $5 million dollars when Marshall took over. That was one four-hundredth of what was going to be spent on the development of the atomic bomb.

Sebastian said...

"Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest," @JoeBiden told @RachelNPR. "They should have told me."

Hey, Althouse, has Joe lost you yet?

Lewis Wetzel said...

Narciso said...
. . .
Which was written by harlan ellison, not a warmonger by any means

But not a pacifist. Ellison had "short man syndrome." When he was in the army, he was frequently disciplined for fighting, usually the fights came when he was mocked for being Jewish and short (or so he claimed). Whatever he felt about any issue, you were instantly his enemy if you came to another position on that issue.
Look at "Repent, Harlequin . . ." The harlequin despises ordinary people. These people are not oppressed, they are middle class. There is no oppressed class in the world of the harlequin. The harlequin sees his job to be tormenting these stand-ins for the American middle class. And the harlequin always attacks them from above. Harlan Ellison is an over-rated writer, and, it seems, a nasty human being.

Beasts of England said...

’...so it would be released in the middle of impeachment proceedings.’

The IG report was circulated for comments before Nancy announced the formal impeachment hearings, so I’m calling bullshit on that claim. Also, given the unhinged behavior over the last few days by Pelosi, Biden, and Todd, I’m inclined to believe that there’s more to it than the lefty spin indicates.

#TwelveHours

Lawrence Person said...

Terrorist cartels and the war on drugs.

narciso said...

Well theres a difference between being argumentative and wanting to commit forces to fight, i didnt know gene wilder had been in the army, peacetime

Lewis Wetzel said...

Blogger Unknown said...
. . .
There wasn't much need for brass as there weren't any troops.

Yes! That's why I can't be called unpatriotic because I do not support a large military. A tiny American army was the norm before and after the civil War and WWI. I can understand the need for a large and expensive military during the cold war, but now? What are they for? What necessary military task do they perform well? Are we still contemplating the idea of Soviet conscript troops and tanks pouring into Europe through the Fulda Gap?

narciso said...

And it was a small army till 1950, in fact einstein wanted nukes to be the multiplier for a small force, the short answer if not us who secures the trade routes

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@JoeBiden on his son Hunter's work in Ukraine: "I don't know what he was doing."

(ps: Joe doesnt know what Joe is doing)


@themarketswork

1) I'm being told that the expected broad public release time for the IG Report is no sooner than 1:00 pm EST tomorrow.

narciso said...

Eisenhower, einstein was another pacifist in principle

Nick said...

Oh look. Google now shows a image montage when searching for Althouse - odd...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"I trust my son. Vote for me!!"

Roughcoat said...
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Roughcoat said...

Big Mike @8:45 PM:

Read Clarence Dickinson's "The Flying Guns: Cockpit Record of a Naval Pilot from Pearl Harbor Through Midway."

Dickinson was a Dauntless pilot on the Enterprise. He shot down a Zero with his Speedy Six during the Battle of Midway.

He was also one of the pilots who planted a bomb on a Japanese carrier during the battle and later sank a Jap submarine he caught on the surface.

In the recent "Midway" movie he was portrayed by actor Luke Kleintank. The movie accurately portrays the incident, described in the book, when Dickinson and his squadron arrived over Pearl at the height of the attack. Dickenson's SBD was set aflame by a Zero; he baled out and survived, but his rear gunner was killed by the attacking Japanese aircraft.

Roughcoat said...

I had personal dealings with Harlan Ellison. They were tumultuous and unpleasant -- for both of us.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Here's the official DOJ Office of the Inspector General website page where they put up their reports related to the FBI when they are publicly released:

https://t.co/pyiOFZvg8N

narciso said...

That seemed clear from his appearances on syfy and various other interviews

Roughcoat said...

Louis Wetzel and Narciso:

Re the need for a large military, see the article "Through a Glass--Darker" in the most recent issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly (Volume 13 Issue 4 - Winter 2019).

Available for downloading at https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/

The entire issue is devoted to the problem of future great power conflict.

narciso said...

Well lets look at the interwar environment, harding was eager for economy so he signed on to the waahington naval convention, certain parties were not disposed to abide, like certain factions of the japanese military, the future contr group as welm as the nazis, the last arose in part because of punitive economic strategies

Lewis Wetzel said...

"Blogger narciso said...
And it was a small army till 1950, in fact einstein wanted nukes to be the multiplier for a small force, the short answer if not us who secures the trade routes"
Yes! But who benefits from free trade routes? The US is uniquely gifted in that it has large domestic sources of food, minerals, wood, and fuel. What we lack is cheap labor. It is one thing when keeping the sea lanes open means you can export finished goods to the world, another thing when keeping the sea lanes open means you can take advantage of cheap overseas labor.

narciso said...

Someone will take advantage, i dont think china can in the near term, nor does it have the inclination

William said...

It seems odd that after all this time Ghislaine Maxwell has not been questioned about her activities, nor does there seem to be any great groundswell of media people asking why she has not been questioned. She's definitely got an interesting story to tell, but she's not dying to tell it.......Sunsets are more populist than sunrises. Only the virtuous and the wicked, see the sunrise, but just about everyone with minimal effort can witness a few sunsets. How much would you pay to see a sunset if you had never seen one? How much would you pay to see the next sunset if you were Ghislaine Maxwell testifying under oath?

Roughcoat said...

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Well, Narciso, China is trying to lock up the resource providers in SE Asia and Africa that keep its economy humming. A bigger deal for Europe than us North Americans, but . . . screw 'em. My personal economy doesn't depend on $200 laptops or $300 flat screen TV's.

walter said...

She might find it all too much like Eppy's banker who suffered the rope.

narciso said...

How about the raw earths key to the manufacture of devices like im using. Yes the europeans are in an eloi stage. And tariffs and other tools are enabling to clawback a piece of our manufacturing base

Lewis Wetzel said...

If I was Australian, I would be nervous. China probably has a plan to subjugate Australia and gain control of its resources. I doubt that Australia has plans to subjugate the Chinese.

narciso said...

Was he really facing that danger, or was this more like the comedians fate at the opening to watchman

narciso said...

Yes thats a proximate target the prc penetration of their political system is indicative of this.

Lewis Wetzel said...

The US has plenty of rare earth metals. You get them when you have slow mountain building processes (though you still need mountains rising faster than they are being eroded). For environmental reasons, the US has chosen to import rare earth metals rather than to develop local sources of rare earth metals.

narciso said...

Downers presence on the board of huawei is indicative not unlike podesta and co loobying for zte over here.

narciso said...

Yes that probably obtains however who owns those deposits,

Lewis Wetzel said...

Interesting conversation, Narciso. I am, perhaps, more bullish on the USA than you are. The US is a great country. Within itself it contains the means to make itself great -- or, at least, first among equals -- into the foreseeable future. This is not true of China, or Russia, or Europe. Never write off the people of the United States.

Crazy World said...

Wow just lovely! Just barely sunset here in Hawaii.
If they impeach my President I think I may just laugh.

narciso said...

I was more optimistic 25-30 years ago, before it seems like a good chunk of society went insane

narciso said...

On another caucasus front


https://mobile.twitter.com/KenTimmerman/status/1203665584535289858

narciso said...



No next question
https://mobile.twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1203866421773688832

Yancey Ward said...

"Nobody warned me about a potential conflict of interest," @JoeBiden told @RachelNPR. "They should have told me."

Joe Biden Costanza.

Crazy World said...

Lewis 8:57 it was wonderful sunrise to sunset. Tomorrow should be even more glorious. Aloha

Crazy World said...

Beast of England agree 100 percent

Mr. Forward said...

It’s 4 AM do you know where your inspector general is?

Michael McNeil said...

narciso said...
And it was a small army till 1950, in fact einstein wanted nukes to be the multiplier for a small force, the short answer if not us who secures the trade routes


Reference please!

Michael K said...


Yesterday Dr. Michael K. and Kyzer SoSay blithely informed me that during World War II a Dauntless dive bomber could not dogfight with a zero. Okay, guys, read this.


I think it is nice that you guys obsess over this. I knew a guy who flew SBDs on Guadalcanal. He also flew Corsairs off Guadalcanal and in Korea. He did not want to have to tangle with a zero. The movie "Midway" was pretty good on facts but the CGI guys got carried away on strafing scenes.

I am rarely "blythe."

Jersey Fled said...

We now have first hand accounts from both former Ukranian prosecutor Viktor Shokin and the man who succeeded him, Yurly Lutsenko, that they were pressured to drop the Burisma prosecution at the direction of Joe Biden. Shokin was the man Biden boasted of getting fired by threatening to withhold $1 billion in military aid. On video. Biden in the same video calls his replacement, Lusenko, a "good guy".

Compare the on camera first person testimony of Shokin and Lutsenko with that of an anonymous whistleblower and the second and third hand testimony, complete with inuendo, supposition, and policy differences pretending to be proof of wrongdoing, that we heard from Shiff's hand picked witnesses. Remember that Shokin and Lusenko held office equivalent to our Attorney General.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Great reporting from Chanel Rion of One America News. Let the sliming of them both begin. In fact, it already has.

Phidippus said...

Arachnoid news story of the day: https://www.foxnews.com/science/huntsman-spiders-living-together-australia-photo

Question: Are they just enjoying some non-sexual touch, or is it a conspiracy?

Char Char Binks said...

Brooks is the only RINO tame enough for captivity at NPR/PBS.