January 22, 2020

At the Sunrise Café...


... you can talk until sunrise.

The photo was taken at 7:22 — 1 minute before the "actual" sunrise time.


rcocean said...

This is the worst time of year. Christmas is over and spring is yet to come. Football - except for one game - is over. And February - with the worst weather - is on the horizon.

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Ken B said...

Insty has a fake tweet from CNN. The Babylon Bee response is a killer.

Bay Area Guy said...

Are we allowed to discuss the impeachment farce on this thread or should we direct such discussion on the imprachment farce thread below.

Tommy Duncan said...

"Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye"

Gospace said...

The Babylon Bee response

Ann Althouse said...

@bay area guy

Any subject. No enforced segregation of the topic the is boring me. Go right ahead.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the Bee, or not the Bee-- that is the question

Virginia Democrats Push Legislation to Make Criticism of Government Officials a Criminal Offense


Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

“ ’Tis Poe's Law” I muttered, “crapping on my senate chamber floor—
Only this and 'nothing burger' more.

Nancy said...

That is one beautiful photo.

Paddy O said...

Over the last while, I've got to thinking that althouse.blogspot.com is really ready for a spinoff. It seems there's a whole cast of characters who really are interesting to each other and thrive on the arguments and distinctions they raise. More positively, it would be something like Frasier spinning off from Cheers, though my more cynical side thinks it would be more like The Tortellis. Or given the subplot happening between the mutually obsessed, it might be like Joanie Loves Chachi spin-off from Happy Days.

Rory said...


The Ropers.

Iman said...

How many hours must a man watch now
Before you call him engaged?
How many lies must a Democrat tell
Before you call him deranged?
How many times must this Schiff guy appear
Before the channel gets changed?
The answer, my friend, is kick ‘em in the balls
The answer is kick ‘em in their balls

narciso said...

The back story is interesting


Original Mike said...

Testing a new iPad.

Iman said...

“ Or given the subplot happening between the mutually obsessed, it might be like Joanie Loves Chachi spin-off from Happy Days.“

But Chachi didn’t love Joanie and she died a drunk and a pauper.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Another One Bites The Dust-- Finally more on FBI Cincinelli,

...who was investigating Felonia von Pantsuit

Top FBI Agent Died After Uncovering Hillary Clinton Funneled Billions of Tax Dollars from State Dept. to Clinton Foundation and Cronies


Michael K said...

The networks are signing off the show. How long before the Dims figure out they've lost ?

Narr said...

Terry Jones died!

Bring out your dead.

narciso said...

People must complain, this is like passions without the demon possessions or atractive stars.

Michael K said...

That house he is renting is the same one that was pictured last week as one he bought for $1.5 million.

Hunter has a date with a judge on 1/29 with a judge who does not sound happy,.

Michael K said...

BAG, the Hunter house comment was about yours on the next post.

More Blogger crap.

I am just getting in to the new Schweizer book.

Rory said...

"Terry Jones died!"

Sniveling Little Rat-faced Git.

Seeing Red said...

Via Lucianne:

Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) son-in-law, with whom she is close, has troubling ties to the Iranian regime, according to a new book by Peter Schweizer. The book, Profiles in Corruption, reveals progressive leaders’ little-known ties to corrupt businesses and governments and discusses the Massachusetts senator in a chapter. The chapter details the business deals of Warren’s son-in-law, Sushil Tyagi, who is married to her daughter, Amelia. (Snip) Since his marriage into the Warren family, Tyagi “has been involved in a series of curious—even troubling—business ventures around the world,” Schweizer writes.

Beasts of England said...

There’s a bathroom on the right...

roger said...

How many hours must a man watch now
Before you call him engaged?
How many lies must a Democrat tell
Before you call him deranged?
How many times must this Schiff guy appear
Before the channel gets changed?
The answer, my friend, is kick ‘em in the balls
The answer is kick ‘em in their balls

For this Dylan sacrilege alone you should be horsewhipped....

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

a fun Impeachment vid even your kids will enjoy!


john said...

FYI my favorite politician (and pinup girl) sent this email:

John -
In 2016, when I stepped down from my position as Vice Chair of the DNC to endorse Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton, they threatened it would be the end of my political career.
They said Hillary and her elite and powerful friends will “make sure you are destroyed.”
They failed. Hillary calling me a “Russian asset” is not only intended to smear my reputation and derail my campaign for president, it’s also intended to silence any voice that dares to speak out against the establishment status quo. Your voice.

That’s why today, I sued Hillary Clinton for defamation. Hillary Clinton’s high priced attorneys and friends in high places won’t make it easy, but we cannot let the establishment elite sideline the will of the American people. Will you stand with me today and help me hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her lies?

We tell our kids to walk away from bullies. Ignore them. But what if that bullying behavior is not just about harm to the individuals involved? What if it’s a deliberate attempt to corrupt our democracy? What if its effect is to silence and sideline the will of the American people?

You stand up. You call it out, and then you hold the bully accountable.
Hillary Clinton and her establishment friends are playing high school popularity politics instead of serving the American people.

And when a warmonger responsible for getting us into no-win wars that make our country less safe accuses me — a soldier, a veteran, a sitting member of Congress — of treason, I will defend against it.

stephen cooper said...

The Ropers was not really a "spin-off".
Norman Fell due to contract reasons had no choice but to leave 3s Company ...
the suits did not really want him gone but they wanted Don Knotts, who offered to join the cast, to be the new landlord, they had an idea that it would be great for ratings and would help them keep their jobs (it was and it did) , they found a clause in Norman Fell's contract which he originally thought gave him a chance at a spin-off if things went well, but which was used against him, he did not want to leave,
It was an offer he could not refuse. The Ropers" predictably failed.

You may or may not like Seinfeld, but if you are an aficionado of WWII infantry movies, Seinfeld employed quite a lot of guys who, like Norman Fell, used to play GIs in the war movies of the 50s.

Off topic, but the amazing blonde dancer on the 1975 video version of Hang On Sloopy, which I always thought was a Dylan song, sort of like that one about the drug dealing Eskimo, but which wasn't, is now a very famous etiquette advisor in England and a great friend of Ivana Trump.

The fact that she is a doppelgänger of a girl I used to date in the 1980s is sort of poignant for me, but that too is off topic.

Big Mike said...

Donald Trump is planning to speak at the March for Life.

There goes Althouse's vote.

narciso said...

Let me try that one again:


Beasts of England said...

Ricky Zehringer for the win!!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Bernie? No one likes him. And Tulsi !?! ha!!--

... she seems awfully suicidal to me" -- Felonia von Pantsuit

Chuck said...

The CEO of Bot Sentinel led an analysis of an ongoing social media campaign against Lisa Page following her relatively innocuous January 17, 2020 Tweet, "All I can say is this; I very much look forward to Rod [Rosenstein]'s deposition."

What the Bot Sentinel team found was that "More than one in four of the replies to Page’s tweet comes from accounts likely to be trollbots. 3891 accounts replied to her tweet, and a staggering 28.42 percent of responders received Bot Sentinel 'Trollbot rating' of 75 percent—the threshold for accounts that we classify as 'alarming'."

Link to Lawfare column by Christopher Bouzy, founder and CEO of Bot Sentinel.

And, link to the full report by BotSentinel.com

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

you liked that McCoys vid with Liz Brewer from the other nite, eh?

walter said...

A lot going on in that family:
Officers with the Austin Police Department responded to the Container Bar close to midnight on July 16 after someone called authorities to report hearing gunfire, according to the New York Post. There, officers found that Salvatore “Sal” Cincinelli, a 41-year-old FBI agent who had been in town with other agents, had been shot at least once, a spokeswoman for the Austin Police Department told the outlet.

Police have confirmed that they are investigating Cincinelli’s shooting death as a suicide, according to the Post.

Salvatore Cincinelli is the older brother of Valerie Cincinelli, a 12-year veteran with the New York Police Department who made headlines when she was accused of attempting to hire a hitman to murder her estranged husband and her boyfriend's teenage daughter. Valerie Cincinelli was arrested in May, after authorities teamed up with her boyfriend and husband to gather evidence in the case. She has since been hit with federal charges and is being held without bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn as she awaits her trial.

Drago said...

Lisa Page!
Andrew Weissman!
Nads Nadler!
Rachel Maddow!
Adam Schiff!

Its a Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck (WHO WILL FIGHT YOU!) Dream Team!

Bay Area Guy said...

Althouse has graciously allowed us to discuss the impeachment farce on this nice sunset thread!

We are not forced to sit at the back of the impeachment farce bus!

That is wonderful! I would opine that the impeachment farce has exposed Adam Schiff as a weenie.

Paddy O said...

See what I mean.

Chuck said...

Polling on witnesses seems to have gone from about 66% favoring witnesses, to 69%, to now 72% favoring witnesses.

narciso said...

So was he shot, or did he shoot himself.

Rosenstein btw went to work at king and spaulding, under sally yates.

Bay Area Guy said...

May the Farce be with you!

Drago said...

Poor lefty Chuck.

Well, he'll always have his fake polls, recordings of adam schiff playing on a loop and his Maddow blow up doll.

Networks tuning out. Nobody watching. Nobody cares.

But its the most critical moment in the entirety of Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck's strange life.


Temujin said...

So I've been busy with work the last couple of days. Anything interesting happen?

Drago said...

My favorite story of the day?

Adam Schiff, the dems and the LLR's were easily confused by those "complicated" Ukrainian names that start with "Z"!!


Zelensky? Zlochevsky? Whats the difference?

Beasts of England said...

I’m part of the 72% who want witnesses. Ciaramella, Schiff, Chalupa, Stripper Baby Daddy Biden, Joe Biden...

JackWayne said...

Someone seems to think that if the percent goes up then it is good for his side. I expect that the polls show more people that want to hear from Quid Pro Joe and his scrofulous son more than Bolton or McGahn.

narciso said...

One is the reformist president, the other the harkonnen type oligarch who shipped his countries assets through cyprus.

Michael K said...

Chuck said...
Polling on witnesses seems to have gone from about 66% favoring witnesses, to 69%, to now 72% favoring witnesses.

But Hunter will not have to be subpoenaed as the judge wants him in court 1/29. Hysteria ensues, especially with LLRs.

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Drago said...

Temujin: "So I've been busy with work the last couple of days. Anything interesting happen?"


Trump slam-dunked a couple more trade deals that the marxists/LLR-lefties told us could never be achieved and economic/employment/manufacturing numbers are thru the roof (which the LLR's said was impossible).

All on top of LLR-lefty Chuck's hero dems are eating each other alive as they race to the far far far left.

Biden today confirmed that he is 100% for open borders, allowing illegals to commit felonies, reparations for illegals, and free everything for illegals. Plus, Biden is back to his original China is not an economic competitor of ours!


And that doesnt include the clear senile dementia he exhibited at every stop.

Meanwhile, Li'l Tomahawk is finished and Bernie just got rolled by the dem establishment AGAIN!

Awesome week!

FullMoon said...

Last year, or the year before,I sent my wife's Hillary volounteer liberal friend a MAGA hat. She said it made her vomit.

Been kind of quiet lately, so I figured I would send her "Pow WoW Chow" to smooth things out a little.
Fifty bucks on Amazon, so no deal. Anyway, reading reviews andcomments, came across this. Probably old, but first time I heard it:

"How does Obama get his dog to roll over?
on a rotisserie..."

Beasts of England said...

The poll linked by our resident pugilist is an online poll. I don’t want to diminish their credibility too much, as they are held to the same scientific rigor as horoscopes.

Jim said...

Trump spoke at Davos, and it was very upbeat. confidence, and a positive outlook on the future. The headlines in the MSM all say he is worried, scared, and distracted by the impeachment. really is two different movies going on. Trump isn't worried at all over impeachment, and why should he be? the dems are absolutely the most incompetent, corrupt, and disingenuous lot I've ever seen. It is an embarrassment, if it was possible for any of the clown car members to notice. But hatred is what drives them. Since election night, it has been non stop.
Even my leftist friends are becoming tired. Maddow et al make money by keeping the left hysterical. facts don't matter.
The best part-Trump just keeps going, and clearly is enjoying himself. and it enrages the left. which is good. This November, the leftist tears will be even more enjoyable than in 16.
Trump is in the process of burning down the corrupt elitest power structure. And they can't stop him.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

yeah strange--
we posted this story a few months ago-- surprising/not surprising there wasnt much reporting on it

...maybe cuz the reporters/editors dont want any 'assisted suicides'

walter said...

"Joe and his scrofulous son"
Hunter got scroful? Man, that guy can't get a break.

Birkel said...

I want witnesses. Brennan, Clapper, Eric Ciaramella, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and a whole bunch more of the Deep State coup conspirators. I want witnesses for months.

Twitter is bots? And this is news? Normal people don't tweet. So of course most of the tweets are offered from twits or bots.

A certain racist fopdoodle is confused.

narciso said...

I would think mange and scurvy, but ymmv.

narciso said...



Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Foist, the bad news, then the good--

one of those "if the product is free...

...then YOU are the product" scenarios?

Mozilla Removes Avast and AVG Firefox Extensions
Avast has been harvesting user data, according to Wladimir Palant, creator of the Adblock Plus extension, prompting Mozilla and Opera to remove all four extensions from their add-on sites.

British Scientists May Have Found Cure For Cancer. By Accident.


Drago said...

Birkel: "A certain racist fopdoodle is confused."

He is still trying to figure out those highly complex Ukrainian "Z" names.

Scott Patton said...

Went over to Instapundit to see the fake tweet Ken B mentioned. Got sidetracked by
WHITE RABBIT: Grace Slick’s Isolated Vocal
One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you smol.

Ray - SoCal said...

Trump is going full Alinsky on Schiff mocking him.

How un Presidential!

Twitter link was above of video via Daily Mail;

Trump trolls the trial as a Looney Tunes episode by tweeting video of Adam Schiff as Wile E. Coyote - as Democrats use first day of their impeachment case to call him a 'despot' and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani is named as running a 'corrupt scheme'

Drago said...

Here's an interesting fun fact: US Forces are maintaining a hammer lock on Syrian oil field control in direct opposition to Putins Syria lads.

Schiff-ty never mentioned that and Banned Commenter LLR-lefty Chuck's "difficult" 17 second decision at a young age to not join the military (though it takes him days to flesh out in writing on blog sites all the "nuances" of that tortured decision) leaves him quite ill-prepared to understand the implications of that reality on his leftist/Lawfare/FakeCon worldview.

Ray - SoCal said...

Sounds major...



Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

re the Royal flush:

Harry: new legal title--The Man Formerly Known as Prince

Meghan: The first woman to turn a prince into a frog!

Unknown said...

“INADVERTENTLY ADMITTED” ==> "inadvertently omitted".

Somewhat crucial distinction.

Yancey Ward said...


Chuck and Drago- "Three's a Crowd".

Sorry, Drago, I couldn't resist the topic.

Yancey Ward said...

Lisa Page is getting attacked by bots on Twitter! Oh the humanity! There hasn't been anything this distressing in technology since Skynet tried to assassinate John Connor.

Marc said...

WaPo and the NYT will almost certainly be running articles tomorrow and Friday about how horrible it is that Mr Trump is going to the Mall to address the March for Life on Friday.

Yancey Ward said...

It will be interesting to see what Trump says on February 4th after he is acquitted in the Senate.

Drago said...

Just how many married FBI guys was the married Lisa Page boinking anyway? The liat seems endless.

I'd like to know if McCabe was one of them.

I'd also like to know if, during their annual background checks/polygraphs, Lisa and Strzok and the army of guys she was boinking were "honest" and forthcoming about these potential blackmail factors.

Crazy World said...

Excellent comment Jim 9:36

Coconuss Network said...

Sunset: Pantone Color of the Year. Beautiful.

Curious George said...

"Stripper Baby Daddy Biden"

No it dead brother's widow fuckin, stripper baby daddy, crackhead Hunter Biden.

Ann Althouse said...

"Got sidetracked by
WHITE RABBIT: Grace Slick’s Isolated Vocal"

That got blogged like mad years ago.

Iman said...

San Francisco’s most overrated band: the Jefferson Airplane.

viator said...

Two Chinese cities, Wuhan and Huanggang, with a combined population of 17 million people quarantined in China.

Patients crowd a clinic at Xiehe hospital in Wuhan. Photo: Echo Xie

viator said...

"Based on existing data, Wuhan Coronavirus is said to have a 2% death rate. This means that for every 50 people who catch the infection, one will statistically die.

To put this into context, around one in every 1,000 who develop flu die, giving it a death rate of 0.1%."

“This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,” said Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London.

Professor Peter Horby from the University of Oxford pointed out that fatality estimations are based on “clinical data around hospital cases”.

Of those in hospital, “15%-to-20% are severe cases”, defined as needing ventilation.

“Novel viruses spread much faster because we have no immunity,” Prof Ferguson said.

Harsh Pencil said...

It's impossible to know whether Norm Macdonald actually supports Yang. He's like Andy Kaufman that way. It's impossible to tell
when he's serious. Here's one of his "pro Yang" tweets during the last debate (without Yang):

So many great ideas discussed tonight, but not one candidate up there offered me $1,000 a month!!! #YangGang

Mark said...

So many great ideas discussed tonight, but not one candidate up there offered me $1,000 a month!!! #YangGang

Note to self: If someone mocks a candidate, he doesn't really support him.