January 10, 2020

At the Friday Night Café...

... you can talk about anything you like.

121 comments:

pacwest said...

Has anyone been to The Void VR Experience? I'm going to be going quite a bit out of my way for the Avengers one.

Tommy Duncan said...

Does anyone have suggestions regarding museums, restaurants, bakeries, parks and local festivals in NE Iowa? Let's define the target area as north of Dubuque and east of Cresco (give or take a county either way).

My wife and I are retired and are looking for day trip opportunities.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

RIP Neil Peart

...death is a snare, a trapset for us all

Shouting Thomas said...

Up tonight watching yoga videos for men.

I’ve lost 42 pounds in the last 7 months, and now I’m working on sculpting my body. The weight loss left me with flabby abs and butt.

Took up yoga to combat arthritis and it’s been very effective. Don’t know I have arthritis if I do my yoga.

Learned to play pipe organ over the past year. I’ve been doing specialized yoga for feet, ankles and calves to increase flexibility for organ pedals.

Turned 70 and I’m in the best shape since I was an athlete when I was a kid. Bicycling and stationary bike and weights, too.

Got three beautiful little grandkids motivating me to remain in this world. They love to get down on the floor to wrestle and play with me.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Shouting Thomas

this will shiver your "timbres" !

https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/028/712/429/original/f189d0e60fdfa83f.png?1578705919

Shouting Thomas said...

@Ingachuck

Good one!

I learned basic yoga at the Chelsea Piers gym back when I lived in Manhattan.

I think almost all male pro athletes do yoga now. You’d be shirking on your conditioning if you didn’t.

rcocean said...

lost 42 lbs. So, you were a fat slob before and now you're not?

stevew said...

Looking at houses in southeastern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire tomorrow, very exciting. Nice that there is no pressure.

May hit 60 degrees, not so keen on that.

Tom Steyer says Trump is a racist, a liar, and has committed impeachable crimes, yet offers no specific evidence. Who except the true believers is buying that shite? Bernie is emerging as the sane one; Buttigieg too.

Shouting Thomas said...

@rcocean

No, I wasn’t a fat slob. By today’s standards, I was fit even before I lost weight.

I always worked out, just didn’t really pay much attention to weight.

The physical problems of old age are exacerbated by weight.

I’m almost down to my high school weight.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"nothing to see here!" -- crash site vid from Ruptly thread

https://twitter.com/i/status/1215655709603442688

- Oman's leader Sultan Qaboos has died, according to Omani state media. He had been on the throne since 1970. Key power player in the region and trusted intermediary b/t Iran and US.

First full moon of 2020, the 'wolf moon,' to coincide with lunar eclipse
The first full moon in January is nicknamed the "wolf moon."

Josephbleau said...

Shouting Thomas, I am happy for you and your music talents. Keep having fun, man.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...
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Shouting Thomas said...

I have to buy a new wardrobe.

Did a Christmas concert with my all male choral group in a huge church. Full house!

My tux pants were falling down!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Steve W said...
Tom Steyer says Trump is a racist, a liar, and has committed impeachable crimes, yet offers no specific evidence.

No one on the left offers a coherent argument with specific details. That's why they went with "obstruction of congress". Trump didn't cooperate with their Schitt-show witch hunt.


Trump: No Private Server.

gilbar said...

Tommy Duncan said...
Does anyone have suggestions regarding museums, restaurants, bakeries, parks and local festivals in NE Iowa? Let's define the target area as north of Dubuque and east of Cresco (give or take a county either way).


there's a nice bakery in Elkader (with also has an Algerian restaurant
Pike's Peak state park has the highest bluff on the Mississippi river. It's pretty
Decorah (east of Cresco) has lots of restaurants: it's a tourist town
Debuque has a Cool river museum .
There's LOTS of beautiful roads between dubuque and Cresco.
And that is ALL trout country, bring a fishing pole (or, stop at a hatchery in decorah or manchester or elkader

it will be snowy tomorrow, so roads will be a mess

iowan2 said...

Balltown IA, Breitbachs restaurant. Gunder IA, home of the famous Gunderburger. Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque is interesting of you're into that type of thing. Stay at the Hotel Julian Dubuque. Its a remodeled grand hotel. The restaurant at the Hotel is very good fine dinning. But, across the Bridge is Timmermans Supper Club. A step back in time to the 60's supper club. Spillville IA has the Billy clocks. The very best homemade, real smoke house Jerky, is in New Albin IA. That is the very NE corner of IA. The Minnesota border is the towns city limits.

gilbar said...

Tommu Duncan?
Do you live in Madison? Wisc highway 60 goes down the Wisconsin river, to Prairie du chien. It's gorgeous (and right across the river in McGregor is Pike's Peak

the irish restuarant in Gunder is closed now; so don't plan on it
the mexican butcher shop in Postville has a restaurant attached (El Pariente ); it's good if you like 'authentic mexican food' (authentic as in, your waitress won't speak very good english); i go there a lot.

Decorah's your best bet, it's touristy. There's all sorts of festivals in the summer

Shouting Thomas said...

I have a FB friend in Decorah. Town recently had its own gay controversy.

Quite the thing for a town of 8,300!

gilbar said...

i guess i'm obligated to say that West Union (where i live)
has small combos playing music every thursday evening in the summer at the court house
and a couple of car shows (and a chili cookoff)
and, Of Course Dirt track auto racing Every Friday night, all summer (except during the fair, when it's everynight)

Every County has a fair; but they all SUCK, compared to the FAYETTE COUNTY FAIR: Which ROCKS!)

EVERY SINGLE small town has a towndays weekend some time during the summer.
Strawberry Daze in Strawberry point is decadent, and disgusting; DON'T MISS IT! (bring bail$)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

interesting thread from @mizdonna re: Huber/Hillary

"Let's look at what @LeeSmithDC wrote about reporters like Devlin in his great book The Plot Against the President. Lee did a great job of pointing out stories that were planted to Devlin to shape a narrative."

https://twitter.com/mizdonna/status/1215541456993181696

William said...

I changed my diet radically and took off close to thirty pounds. I've put back almost ten pounds, and I only eat one full meal a day. The body is an exquisitely calibrated mechanism, not for turning food and wine into shit and piss, but rather for turning it into adipose tissue. ...Sometimes at night I have these vivid dreams of food, and they wake me up. I'm always hungry and still I gain weight....Old age is kind of zen. I have a pat hand so far as money, sex, and status goes. The only thing that keeps me pinned to this wheel of life is hunger. I live in NYC. Every street is infused with bakeries, pizza places, first rate Chinese and Thai restaurants, and that one bbq joint that sings like the froth on the sea....They say the satisfaction of eating a full meal can never match the satisfaction of inhabiting a trim, fit body. That's what they say.

Jupiter said...

Amazing. I would not have supposed they had this much intelectual integrity.

Revisiting the Trayvon Martin Case | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

Chuck said...

From the Wall Street Journal, reported by two of its investigative reporters (Joe Pallazzolo and ) who won a Pulitzer for their work in 2019:

The Wall Street Journal later revealed both hush-money deals. [Karen MacDougal and Stormy Daniels.] After the Daniels agreement became public, Mr. Trump called Mr. Cohen—with Melania Trump on the line. “Michael, did you really pay $130,000 to Stormy Daniels?” Mr. Trump asked. “Why didn’t you tell me about it?”

Mr. Cohen, who later said that he had consulted extensively with Mr. Trump about the payment, picked up the cue. Mr. Cohen said he’d planned to tell him after the election but had thought it safer to keep Mr. Trump out of it. He assumed the first lady saw through the lie.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fall-of-donald-trumps-fixers-11578669496

The stupidity; the venality; the grossness; the sociopathy. It’s reminiscent of Trump’s assuming the persona of “John Barron” or “John Miller” to speak to reporters as a third person discussing the life of Donald Trump.


Freeman Hunt said...

It was a very bad day because a very bad thing happened to a friend's family. But seeing the way people helped, hundreds of people--strangers, couldn't fail to give hope to even the most hard-shelled cynic

Drago said...

The dems Sham-wow-peachment has failed.

LLR-lefty Chuck has returned to Michael Avenetti and Stormy Daniels.

So. Much. Winning.

Chuck said...

My apologies. The correct spelling of the reporter’s name in my post just above is “Joe Palazzolo” and the other reporter (former WSJ and now NYT) is Michael Rothfeld.

Drago said...

Now would be a good time to chat about Trump's likely priorities in his inevitable second term.

Shouting Thomas said...

@Jupiter

Once I lived the life of a millionaire...

I lived in Manhattan and my late wife was extraordinarily beautiful, talented and smart. I traveled first class for work for a decade.

I’m not struggling with hunger. Also only eating one full meal a day.

I feel as if my appetites were thoroughly sated. It’s time for other things in these last of my days on earth.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

move over, Pepe!! There's new 'pearl-clutcher' in town!!

'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War!!

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/10/795366630/boogaloo-is-the-new-far-right-slang-for-civil-war

"Back off, Boogaloo" --Sir Richard Starkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXg1AxBXN5g

Shouting Thomas said...

Oh, shit. The resumption of the never ending Idiot prattling of the Chuck and Drago show.

I’m outta here.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

kabooms are better than kabobs--Trump orders using Siri

https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/028/537/906/original/7bcbe3a48472f950.png?1578628653

Drago said...

In a completely unsurprising development, intelligence officers were unwilling to share specific methods and means with particular democrat/LLR members based on completely justified concern those democrat/LLR members were share that information with our enemies.

And they are right.

Shouting Thomas said...

Drago, either find something else to do or kill yourself.

Do everybody a favor and shut up.

Or else put a bullet in your head, you fucking moron.

Drago said...

"'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War!!"

That would make "Breaking 2: Electric Boogaloo" the equivalent of "Triumph Of The Will"

Drago said...

ST: Or else put a bullet in your head, you fucking moron."

I respectfully decline. With courtesy.

Drago said...

Maybe ST simply doesn't like 80's movies sub-references.

Roger This said...

Beautiful night in NYC

narciso said...


Breakdancing films were particularly annoying


https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/

Look how all those names line up

Big Mike said...

My tux pants were falling down!

Proper tuxedo pants are held up with braces, which — properly adjusted — will hold up your pants regardless of the discrepancy between the size of the pants and the perimeter of your waist. Getting them taken in by a tailor should cost about $10.

Roger This said...

I almost understand Chuck's obsession with Trump; for the life of me I don't get Drago's obsession with Chuck.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

...they poured out innocent blood,
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols...
--ps 106:38

literally, like at the Golden Calves-- I mean, 'Globes'

https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/028/547/448/original/859895f0be66b2ba.png?1578633026

Drago said...

Roger This: "I almost understand Chuck's obsession with Trump; for the life of me I don't get Drago's obsession with Chuck."

Endeavor to persevere.

Josephbleau said...
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narciso said...

From an oldie in category error



http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/romancing-the-suleimani-eulogies-for-revered-terrorists-t21113.html

stephen cooper said...

So many of the male commenters are on an amazing roll tonight, it is nice to see.

I hope some of the female commenters join in.

Francisco D said...

I almost understand Chuck's obsession with Trump; for the life of me I don't get Drago's obsession with Chuck.

Drago is clever and Chuckles is an easy target. At this point I am really tired of Chuckles bullshit and wish that Drago would choose another target.

Does anyone read Chuckles' posts? What a waste. You might as well watch Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Don Limone or Fredo Cuomo.

narciso said...



For a change of pace


https://www.foxnews.com/science/17-year-old-nasa-intern-stunning-discovery

Drago said...

Francisco D: "Drago is clever and Chuckles is an easy target. At this point I am really tired of Chuckles bullshit and wish that Drago would choose another target."

Listen up Shouting Thomas, this is how one crafts the beginning of an effective entreaty.

Jon Ericson said...

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

William said...

Crack is to st as Chuck is to Drago. I suppose we all dream of that mic drop moment when the opposition realizes that they've been crushed and no reply is even possible....They say it's only possible to argue a person out of a position that he was argued into in the first place. I don't accept this. My views on a lot of things have changed. I don't think there was any specific argument that changed my mind, but my mind has definitely changed. For example, I used to rejoice to see nudity in locker room scenes in movies like Carrie. In the fullness of time, I have come to realize that such movies exploited young women. I now purposefully avoid movies with nudity. I won't even re-watch GOT because it's got too much nudity--and also that stupid ending.

narciso said...

Well after they killed natalie dormer who will resurface as a demon in the 40s version of that horror series written by john logan, penny dreadful.

narciso said...

You notice have they have syndicated every major series except deadwood, the editing would probably been impossible.

Jupiter said...

Um, ST, I am generally ok with your contributions to this blog, although I think you are a little harsh on the hostess with the mostest. but I don't really understand why you feel that your comments on your earlier life-style are a response to my link to a youTube video of Glenn Loury and John McWhorter talking about the recent revelations regarding the Trayvon Martin hoax. About which, I repeat, I had not thought they had that much intellectual integrity.

I also don't understand why you attack Drago. Chuck is a troll, and an annoying one. People often suggest that trolls should be ignored, but this fails to take into account the lurkers, who outnumber the posters by a factor known only to our hostess. While a living piece of shit like "Chuck" is degrading this comeent-stream with his flatus, I am glad that Drago is here to keep flagging his lying ass.

Chuck, ESAD.

Chuck said...

Let’s also not let this day end without an acknowledgement of Rep. Doug Collins’ epic Twitter apology.

It’s been such a great apology that I will now retract my own comment in which I indicated how much I’d like to shove Collins’ baseless attack up his ass.

Way to go, Doug. On the 10-point scale of Congressional apologies, this was a 9.75:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1215672265695776768?s=20

StephenFearby said...

The Telegraph

Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/11/iran-plane-crash-tehran-admits-unintentionally-shot-plane/

FullMoon said...


The stupidity; the venality; the grossness; the sociopathy. It’s reminiscent of Pecan PieGate

narciso said...

Thats why they buldozed the crash site, shades of smolensk, which in turn echoes katyn

FullMoon said...



Chuck said...

I was diagnosed, after extensive testing by medical professionals, in Nov. 2014.Among the #actuallyautistic, you see a range of intellect and social abilities. It is not possible to lump us into one or two categories.

Many of us may appear boorish or rude in our interactions with neurotypical (NT) people. As a generality, we are weak at recognizing non-verbal social cues. Autism, however, is not an excuse for being a jerk. And it is possible for us to be both, as it is for NTs.

Diagnosing yourself is a facile way to find an excuse for behaviors and feelings that may have nothing to do with autism. It's not a fad that you can just buy in to. It is a difference in the hardwiring of the rain. We are not handicapped, just different.
11/22/17, 10:40 AM

Jupiter said...

Stick it in him, Drago. Twist it. Break it off in the wound.

Chuck, ESAD.

Drago said...

I am willing to let some of LLR-lefty Chuck's lefty lies sit as they are either so ludicrous that any ridicule directed at those comments ironically enhances the possibility they will gain traction OR LLR-lefty Chuck's lefty allies have taken such a string of losses at the hands of the apparently indestructible conservative Trump that to add anymore simply seems like piling on in an unfair way on Chuck and his dem ally losers.

Tbese last few weeks have been absolutely devastating to the idiot lefties like Chuck so I suppose I will allow a few of his more adolescent lies go unattended.

You're welcome.

StephenFearby said...

Still trying to cover it up

NYT

'...The Iranian military's statement said the plane “took the flying posture and altitude of an enemy target” as it came close to an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps base. It said that “under these circumstances, because of human error,” the plane “came under fire.”

International pressure had been building on Iran to take responsibility. American and allied intelligence assessments have said that Iranian missiles brought down the plane, most likely by accident, amid the heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.

Suspicions that an Iranian missile had brought down the plane began immediately after Wednesday morning’s crash — just hours after Iran fired missiles at two bases in Iraq housing American forces.

Official Iranian news media had cited technical problems as the cause in the hours after the crash. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization chief, Ali Abedzadeh, doubled down on that assessment on Friday, saying nothing could be determined until the data from the black boxes was analyzed, and he characterized statements made by other nations as politically motivated.

But by late Friday, officials were considering acknowledging that Iranian missiles brought down the jet, according to four Iranians familiar with the deliberations. The government was also weighing whether to blame faulty jet equipment.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/world/middleeast/missile-iran-plane-crash.html


Earlier in the day:

'...Many Iranians said that their anger over the lack of accountability at the highest levels of their government has quickly returned.

“Our lives have no value,” Yalda, a 45-year-old graphic artist in Tehran, said in a telephone interview, asking not to be identified fully for fear of arrest. “They shot down the plane and not only do they not apologize but they are lying about it.”

By late Friday, government officials were considering acknowledging that Iranian defense systems brought down the jet, according to four Iranians familiar with the deliberations. Tehran may argue instead, they said, that faulty equipment onboard the plane had failed to signal properly.'

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/world/middleeast/iran-plane-crash-suleimani.html

FullMoon said...

Tbese last few weeks have been absolutely devastating to the idiot lefties like Chuck so I suppose I will allow a few of his more adolescent lies go unattended.

Nope. If you let up, it will only encourage him to post more.

Chuck said...

Full Moon, that is enough of that.

You keep posting a comment written by someone else who created another blogspot account using the name “Chuck.” And any of these readers can figure it out for themselves by going to the comment you’re quoting and clicking on the name. It’s not my account; it’s not my writing.

Didn’t you pull this despicable stunt a couple of weeks ago, and wasn’t your comment pulled down?

It needs to happen again, pronto. And then something needs to be done about you and others with these continual maniacal comments aimed at me personally.

Drago said...

FM: "Nope. If you let up, it will only encourage him to post more."

There is that.

Jon Ericson said...

Yeah Drago, you tryin' to start World War 3?
Be more like the sainted George Bush.
Count to ten.
Be a bigger man.
Rise above it.
Turn the other cheek.
Roll over.
Play dead.
Silence is golden.
etc.

Postscript: Keep up the good work.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Re: impeachment, this is what I think happened:
Nancy is old. She will be 80 years old in a few months. She is slipping, her brain is not as sharp as she thinks it is.
Nancy was taken in by Adam Schiff. Schiff seems to really believe his own BS. Or he has convinced himself that he believes his own BS, whatever. Most ambitious pols are probably psychos. Anyway, Schiff has been lying and exaggerating his case against Trump for three years. He told Pelosi he had an iron-clad case against trump, and probably hinted or told her directly that a lot of the GOP in the House would vote to impeach & there was GOP support in the senate for impeachment (#nevertrumpers are always droning on about congressmen and senators that tell them, in private, they want to see Trump impeached. But they have too much fear to say so publicly! They fear the trump!).
So Nancy, in her weakened mental state, believed Schiff.
And now she has to live with it.
Pelosi is running again this year. If she wins (and she will) she will be 82 when she files for re-election in 2022. If she lives that long.

Drago said...

LLR-lefty Chuck: "It needs to happen again, pronto. And then something needs to be done about you and others with these continual maniacal comments aimed at me personally."

I see the effects of the gin are now growing quite strong.

Still, one does wonder how a Banned racist Commenter like LLR-lefty Chuck intends to enforce his rather pathetic threats.

Drago said...

Jon Ericson: "Yeah Drago, you tryin' to start World War 3?
Be more like the sainted George Bush.
Count to ten.
Be a bigger man.
Rise above it.
Turn the other cheek.
Roll over.
Play dead.
Silence is golden."

You had me at George Bush! Eeeesh.

My path appears clear. No quarter asked for...nor given.

War.

Drago said...

With apologies to Shouting Thomas.

Naturally.

Lewis Wetzel said...

My mother is the same age as Pelosi. She is an old, old woman. Still sharp for 79, and her mother was sharp, with no signs of dementia, until a few days before she died at age 97.
My mother is not as active as she once was. She can be forgetful. She spends a lot of time at the doctor. She is on a half dozen drugs, mostly steroid-type things, none of them harsh. Pelosi, I suppose, is in the same shape. Lots of ailments, lots of doctor appointments, her world growing smaller in an inevitable and fairly comfortable way.
Why the fuck does she think that she should run the United States?

narciso said...


Shes still probably sharper than lucille bluth


https://pjmedia.com/trending/congressman-who-lost-legs-to-ied-walks-to-podium-to-torch-dems-for-being-cowards-after-soleimani-hit/

Jupiter said...

Blogger Chuck said...

"It’s not my account; it’s not my writing."

And you didn't wet the bed, either, Right, "Chuck"?

Mark said...

The problem is that I'm thoroughly exhausted at 7 p.m. or so and often drift off.

But come 11 or so -- bedtime -- I'm pretty much wide awake.

Lewis Wetzel said...

So, how do y'all feel about a country that accidentally shoots down civilian airliners having nuke-tipped IRBM's?

Jupiter said...

But really. Loury and McWhorter have red-pilled themselves, and it is amazing to see their resolution in the face of the realization that they have been played for gullible fools by the people they thought were their allies.

Jupiter said...

"So, how do y'all feel about a country that accidentally shoots down civilian airliners having nuke-tipped IRBM's?"

Well, Vincennes. Flight 655. When nations walk along the edge of war, people are going to get killed.

narciso said...

Well introspection is good, renenber how the narrative ruled over everything

William said...

They tried to cover up the crime with a literal bulldozer. When you have to use a literal bulldozer to cover up your crime, the wisest course of action is to come clean. Too bad they didn't have access to the guys who engineered the Epstein suicide.....I wonder if this massive screw up and mendacious response will have the same effect on Iranians as the Chernobyl disaster had on Russians. There's got to be some point where people say enough.

Lewis Wetzel said...

If the Iranians get nukes, and put them on missiles, the same people that had charge of their anti-aircraft defenses will control them. If the Iranians get nukes, on whose word will they be launched?

narciso said...

Probably a field commander like suleimani, btw shahlai appears to have survived

narciso said...



Solunge but im not being indecisive


https://mobile.twitter.com/SeanParnellUSA/status/1215825705730265088

StephenFearby said...

Islam's doctrines of deception
by Raymond Ibrahim
Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst
October 2008

Articulation of taqiyya

'According to the authoritative Arabic text, Al-Taqiyya Fi Al-Islam: "Taqiyya [deception] is of fundamental importance in Islam. Practically every Islamic sect agrees to it and practices it. We can go so far as to say that the practice of taqiyya is mainstream in Islam, and that those few sects not practicing it diverge from the mainstream...Taqiyya is very prevalent in Islamic politics, especially in the modern era."

https://www.meforum.org/2095/islams-doctrines-of-deception

So, the blatant lies the Iranians were telling to the infidels since they shot down the plane was OK, even praiseworthy because they were just practicing their taqiyya.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Swiss Back Channel Helped Defuse U.S.-Iran Crisis
The U.S. sent an encrypted fax via the Swiss Embassy in Tehran urging Iran not to escalate, followed by a flurry of back and forth messages

https://www.wsj.com/articles/swiss-back-channel-helped-defuse-u-s-iran-crisis-11578702290?mod=e2tw

hopefully this story isnt full of holes

narciso said...


One would think we would have a shorter learning curve

https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/donald-trump-and-the-mythmakers/

narciso said...

Its possible, now content ofthe message is critical.

Richard Dolan said...

Saw Traviata this evening at the Met. Wonderful performance all around, with an especially strong effort by Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio G. Our entire season so far has been terrific-- Wozzeck, Rosenkavalier, Queen of Spades, Macbeth, Orfeo Ed Euridice were all beautifully sung, with Wozzeck and Q of S being the stand-outs. Any opera fans out there would do well to catch some of these on the HD performances if a trip to the Met is too much to swing.

The music on offer every night, the Met being only one among many venues, is reason enough to remain in NYC despite the crazy politics and all the rest. Not a bad reason for a visit either.

Seeing Red said...

Via Lucianne:

This explains a lot! RME

Barack and Michelle Obama have advised the Sussexes on their plans for a new life outside the Royal Family.Harry and Meghan have become close friends with the former US president and his lawyer wife and turned to them for help.The Queen’s grandson and his wife want to model themselves on the Obamas, who have both brought out extraordinarily successful autobiographies.(Photo) Mrs Obama’s Becoming sold 1.4million copies in its first week and is set to become the biggest-selling autobiography of all time, having shifted over 10 million copies so far.It has also seen her embark on a lucrative global speaking tour.

Seeing Red said...

Climate experts are apparently backing President Donald Trump’s repeated arguments that California’s wildfires were a result of poor land management rather than climate change-driven, E&E reported Thursday.Roughly 75% of damage stemming from California’s wildfires was a result of “the way we manage lands and develop our landscape,” Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California, Berkeley, said Wednesday at a conference in Washington.Wildfires used to burn through 4.5 million acres a year in the 18th century, when indigenous communities populated California’s countryside, Stephens noted. “Fire was almost as important as rain to ecosystems,” he added.Stephens was not the only researcher at the National Council for Science....


Lololololol

Rosalyn C. said...

Will Meghan and Harry have to pay royalties for their Royal brand?

Nichevo said...

Nancy was taken in by Adam Schiff. Schiff seems to really believe his own BS. Or he has convinced himself that he believes his own BS, whatever. Most ambitious pols are probably psychos. Anyway, Schiff has been lying and exaggerating his case against Trump for three years.



There seems to be this culture in Washington that these people take each other's words on things. I can't possibly imagine why.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

ummmm....maybe it's better to just curse the darkness

Gywneth Paltrow Is Selling A Candle That Smells Like Her Vagina

https://www.dailywire.com/news/gywneth-paltro-is-selling-a-candle-that-smells-like-her-vagina?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwtwitter

Nichevo said...

Chuck says...

Way to go, Doug. On the 10-point scale of Congressional apologies, this was a 9.75:

https://mobile.twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1215672265695776768?s=20

1/10/20, 10:16 PM
StephenFearby said...
The Telegraph

Iran plane crash: Tehran admits it 'unintentionally' shot down plane

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/11/iran-plane-crash-tehran-admits-unintentionally-shot-plane/


Talk about an Althousextaposition!

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narciso said...


These goggles do nothin:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.salon.com/2020/01/10/1917-nationalism-wwi-trump/amp

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

and if that doesnt smell fishy, check out Kerry's discharge

https://twitter.com/i/status/1215735774550937601

narciso said...

Why does gwenyth so focus on her interior, thankfully she is largely out of the mcu.

walter said...

Even in the ME, there wasn't a rug big enough to sweep the crash site under.
Bleach bit wasn't applicable.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Iran’s Rouhani vows to ‘identify & prosecute’ all responsible for ‘disastrous mistake’ that led to Ukrainian jet downing

https://www.rt.com/news/477996-rouhani-identify-prosecute-plane/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

it was those pro-US gays!!

StephenFearby said...

Sweet new Sussex Coat of Arms:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vyqq2g8

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

greed rampant

Crazy World said...

What Josephblue said 844
Right on ST you rock.

n.n said...

swiss-back-channel-helped-defuse-u-s-iran-crisis

Collusion with Iran to progress the quid pro Bo, to mitigate progress in the greater Middle East, and to stem diverse refugee crises, will influence the 2020 election and is grounds for another article of impeachment.

Crazy World said...

Chuck is posting shit about slutty whores, my night is compete,

Crazy World said...

Hugs Sweet Freeman Hunt!

Quaestor said...

Climate experts are apparently backing President Donald Trump’s repeated arguments that California’s wildfires were a result of poor land management rather than climate change-driven...

The wildfires in Oz are the result of California-style land mismanagement.

n.n said...
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n.n said...

The wildfires in Oz are the result of California-style land mismanagement.

Mismanagement, criminal intent, and a recurring seasonal drought in a warm climate, coupled with proximity that elevates risk to people and structures. There is still no signal (i.e. statistically significant) of [catastrophic] anthropogenic climate change, just evidence of poor choices and practices to mitigate a known risk and first-order forcings of catastrophic anthropogenic unforced errors. That said, the consequences for flora and fauna are separable as victims of Mother Nature's "green" policies.

rehajm said...

Swiss Back Channel Helped Defuse U.S.-Iran Crisis

Streaming services offer some strange niche programming these days...

rhhardin said...

Derbyshire lays into #MeToo in the form of the hate hysteria against Harvey Weinstein
https://vdare.com/radio-derb

rhhardin said...

THE Macpherson Report's definition of a "racist incident" as "any incident perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person" is causing immense trouble and confusion for all concerned. Yet there is a simple answer. As I have pointed out before, the Racial Prejudometer was originally developed by the West Midland firm of Ethnicaids for use by the race relations industry, but is now available to everybody (ask your nearest race relations stockist).

Inexpensive and handy for pocket or handbag, you simply point it at any person (including yourself) you suspect of "racism", press the easy-to-find "action" button and read off the result in prejudons, the internationally recognised scientific unit of racial prejudice.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4261218/The-Peter-Simple-Column.html

via Derb

Iman said...

Here’s a thread from Patterico that highlights how TDS has destroyed a site that was once a wonderful place to hang, but is now a den of villainy filled with corksoakers..

http://disq.us/url?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpatterico.com%2F2020%2F01%2F10%2Firan-denies-downing-ukrainian-plane-we-can-say-with-certainty-that-no-missile-hit-the-plane%2F%3A8dvUhCiUFVSXMNZmODfupXKrw74&cuid=4235850

Iman said...

Blogger narciso said...
“You notice have they have syndicated every major series except deadwood, the editing would probably been impossible.”

Easy, narciso! Embrace the power of “corksoaker”.

Iman said...

Q: what does the typical Iranian husband do when his wife withholds her affections at night?




A: Ghotbzadeh

BUMBLE BEE said...

Well, that's progress... https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/revealed-identity-of-top-fbi-official-who-leaked-secret-information-to-media.

Howard said...

That's correct Q. Gavin newsom authorized I think 33 million for a new rake the floor battalion in Cal fire. My nephew was in the first graduating class.

BudBrown said...

Was it 1988 or 89 when a Us Navy ship shot down an airliner departing from Tehran?

Rosa Marie Yoder said...

A while back, Chuck posted directions on making the perfect gin and tonic. I got excited, glad that I could embrace just one of his posts. Alas, he is a failure even at that level.

I'm mostly a lurker. But Chuck, please. Just go away.

Paco Wové said...

The wildfires in Oz are the result of California-style land mismanagement.

Oz seems to have combined circa-1950's U.S. fire policy (do nothing to prevent fuel buildup) with circa-2010's U.K. judicial policy (let's give it to responsible citizens good and hard).

Rusty said...

Drago is cool.
What I want is for the lying douchebag Chuck to quit using the Althouse blog as if it were his own.
If he has information and opinions he wishes to share he should have his own website or start paying Althouse to post here.

Tommy Duncan said...

Thanks to gilbar, iowan2 and Shouting Thomas for the suggestions. We live in SE Minnesota, so NE Iowa is an easy drive. Now that we are retired we need to explore our own backyard.

gilbar said...

Tommy Duncan said (yesterday)...
Thanks to gilbar, iowan2 and Shouting Thomas for the suggestions. We live in SE Minnesota,


IF you drive to Lanesboro, and head south; you'll be going through the most bestest parts of both Minnesota AND Iowa. I'm Assuming you've been to Lanesboro?

hywy us-52; Canton (mn) to Decorah. iowa 9; through Waukon to Lansing;
Across the cool Lansing bridge to wisconsin. wisc 35 to La Crosse

is a pretty road trip i take a Lot. wisc 35 goes RIGHT next to the river, and is a must drive

Caledonia (mn) and down hwys 76 (iowa and mn has same number) to waukon,
or better yet; hop off on a26 (allamakee county rd: iowa river road) to new albin
and back to mn would be a nice shorter drive