March 7, 2020

At the Sunrise Café...

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... you can talk all you want.

107 comments:

Inga said...

A soft sunrise.

stephen cooper said...

God loves us all.

And understands us all.

stephen cooper said...

"Thou hast understood my thoughts from afar off; my path and my line were known to Thee"

138:3 or 139:3, depending which book of Psalms you are reading.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, do you time your morning runs to sunrise, or to the clock? Will we see no more pictures after daylight savings time arrives?

Mark said...

I've moved my clocks ahead already. Except for my car.

I'm also really tired.

narciso said...

how about that

reader said...

Bummer. 29-2. But maybe now they will play on the west coast as a second seed?

stevew said...

Creamsicle.

It's later than you think.

What's the deal with the toilet paper hoarding? COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, right?

Mark said...

What's the deal with the toilet paper hoarding? COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, right?

Yeah, but there's a lot of people shitting a brick about it.

Ken B said...

“What's the deal with the toilet paper hoarding”

The prospect of quarantine and not going shopping for a while.

gilbar said...

Mark said...
Yeah, but there's a lot of people shitting a brick about it.


Thank You Mark! I couldn't make heads nor tails out of it

gilbar said...

narciso said... how about that

narciso; are there? (WHERE THERE?) ANY Marxists that aren't from RICH families?
I can't think of any
ANYONE?

narciso said...

Very few the guatemalan guerilla who was narried to an american,

Rory said...

"The prospect of quarantine and not going shopping for a while."

No phone books, no Sears catalogues, people need to adjust supply.

Mark said...

If they are doing it to him (Trump), they are going to do it to you (their own kind, i.e. Dems).

Inspired by Deep Staters, it looks like some paid employees of the Bloomberg campaign were actually sabotaging him and working to help Bernie.

stevew said...

Mark: great reply, cracked me up! Thx.

Rusty said...

You can buy food on Amazon. They'll deliver it to your house.

StephenFearby said...

174 Democrats Vote Against Amendment That Aims To Make It Harder To Hire TSA Employees With Terrorist Or Sexual Crime Record

House Republicans and 42 Democrats joined forces Thursday to pass an amendment to the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act that would keep people convicted of sexual assault, terrorism and other violent crimes from working for the Transportation Security Agency (TSA).

But 174 House Democrats — including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer — did not support the legislation.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/06/174-democrats-tsa-transportation-security-officers-act-house-amendment/

David Begley said...

Creighton wins the Big East. Badgers win the Big Ten. Coincidence? I think not.

Ken B said...

We have a trip planned in three weeks. Cancelable reservations. So I searched to see if prices have dropped. Not yet. Interesting.
My guess is we won’t be going, but so far it doesn’t look like the hotels have had a lot of cancellations.

fleg9bo said...

Just found out that McCoy Tyner passed away, age 81. We saw him at the Portland Jazz Festival in 2006. It was the best live piano performance I've ever heard, with many transcendent moments.

Ken B said...

Begley
I agree Ford vs Ferrari is excellent. I was (pleasantly) shocked at how classical it was. It’s a Howard Hawks movie.
Hotel Mumbai was very good.
The Highwaymen on Netflix is another Hawks-like movie. A rebuke to the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde. ( I hate that movie more than any movie I have ever seen,)
Downton Abbey is great too.

David Begley said...

OWH,

“Basketball players at a Special Olympics tournament in Fremont. Patrons at an Omaha VFW. Local health care workers.

Those are some of the people health investigators have been working to identify as they retrace the steps of an Omaha woman who's critically ill with coronavirus disease. “

I’ve been to that VFW. Average age of patrons is 70.

Mark said...

Tonight on Star Trek --

Kirk gets married.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

fleg9bo said...
Just found out that McCoy Tyner passed away, age 81.


Contributed to a lot of great music. I had not realized how young he was when he joined Coltrane (23), seemed a much older and self-assured player. Talent outs early in music.

Drago said...

Joe Biden, just today:

"Because we can not get re-elect, we can not win this re-election.....excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump."

Why won't Joe's corner throw in the towel?

Narayanan said...

No phone books, no Sears catalogues, people need to adjust supply.
______&&&&&&
Don't you also need outhouse not flush toilets?

Sebastian said...

Came across these lines in a review of Emma.: "Emma is blind to what other people are thinking and feeling because she is so sure she already knows everything. Her imagination has given her instinctive knowledge." Seemed worth pondering on this blog.

Mark said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Mark said...

Link to Joe's plea today to re-elect Trump.

Drago said...

In other news, Trump and Bolsonaro participating in a full staff working meal today, which is apparently strange since a certain LLR boldly asserted Trump does not dare eat in public due to an age related choking danger.

I suspect we wont be hearing this lie again in the future as there must be better lies to go with than that.

Sebastian said...

"Because we can not get re-elect, we can not win this re-election.....excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump."

But think of the wisdom this expresses. I say Joe is a wise man, and Joe is right.

At the very least, he supplies a great line for a Trump commercial.

Drago said...

To our lefty/LLR dem voters: do you, like Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden, consider yourselves "O'Biden-Bama" supporters?

Mark said...

"Behold -- a god who bleeds."

Sebastian said...

"do you, like Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden, consider yourselves "O'Biden-Bama" supporters?"

Yes, let's hear it from the O'Biden-Bama Dems.

chuck said...

We have a trip planned in three weeks.

I had a trip to a conference at University of Berkeley planned, but it was cancelled yesterday. Not only is there now community spread covid-19 in the area, but lots of tech companies are shutting down travel and folks from overseas don't want to risk getting stuck in quarantine. I'm was thinking of cancelling myself as I'm definitely in the kill zone for this virus.

narciso said...


try this

Narayanan said...

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It isn't so much a pandemic as a dem panic

Mark said...

In the first season, there were a lot of episodes with Kirk and the bridge crew (fake) laughing at the end.

The ending of this episode is very sad.

Mark said...

Of course, McCoy is an ass in this episode, yet again.

Especially when they come upon Kirok and Miramanee after they have been stoned. Bones just totally ignores her even after it is clear that the Captain is OK.

Maybe if you had treated her AH, shown her just a little attention, she might have survived. Nice malpractice there.

Can they revoke a Federation medical license?

Drago said...

At this point in time it has become crystal clear that Joe Biden has become the Bob Mueller of the campaign: an incapacitated older bloke that others are using to advance their interests.

I fully expect to hear Biden respond to a policy question with: "Not in my purview".

narciso said...

you might want that looked at

narciso said...

Oh i meant to add, the swedes have their version of bond commander hamilton by jan gaillou,

narciso said...

No this swedish secret agent has been played by three different actors the worse was peter stormare, hes as subtle as an anvil

Mark said...

That last scene really brings tears to your eyes.

Gahrie said...

At this point in time it has become crystal clear that Joe Biden has become...incapacitated

Can you imagine Biden on a stage with Trump at a debate? Do they even have a mercy rule in elections?

narciso said...

Guillou, of course this being sweden the soviets are rarely the main villain.

chuck said...

@narciso You are supposed to use the short address supplied by TinyURL instead of the long version, not point to the TinyURL page. Copy it to your clipboard and paste it in.

narciso said...

Sometimes it doesnt work,

narciso said...

do they do any good

Crazy World said...

Thinking of DBQ and Aunty Trump visiting with their respective parents. Aloha to you both.

Jay Vogt said...
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Jay Vogt said...

Well Althousers, I've just finished an over year long trek to move out to the midwest (Iowa for the last two decades) and move to Idaho. We packed up and physically moved last week and drove all of our (diminished) stuff personally for more than three days. While driving through Wyoming, we were forced to put the travel on hold, while they rescued and repaired, what was from what I heard, perhaps the largest and most damaging auto accident ever on their part of I-80.

Well anyway we just made it. So I'm going to have to pass up on my role of being a sane midAmerican commenter, and go Rocky Mountain High on you . . . . . well probably not High.

madAsHell said...

At this point in time it has become crystal clear that Joe Biden has become...incapacitated

Geez......and they passed up a Harvard law professor, and a disheveled socialist!!

Big Mike said...

Do they even have a mercy rule in elections?

Think Reagan vs. Mondale.

Christy said...

Sebastian, Emma is when I discovered how shallow I am. I hate the book, because I've always hated Emma, even realizing Austen doesn't write her as an admirable character. I have difficulty enjoying books with repulsive protagonists - Lolita, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Emma ...

effinayright said...

stephen cooper said...
God loves us all.

And understands us all.
**************

Did God say to Pol Pot, "I see where you're coming from..."?

Mark said...
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Mark said...

But Emma learns her lesson, doesn't she?

At least in the superior BBC Romola Garai version, she does.

https://youtu.be/Kk44C0G2ZyE

https://youtu.be/RIzwTLcxrg8

https://youtu.be/a8Qv3U4Z7o4

Gahrie said...

Did God say to Pol Pot, "I see where you're coming from..."?

Pol Pot was working for the other guy. Though I suppose God loves even him.

Achilles said...

Drago said...
Joe Biden, just today:

"Because we can not get re-elect, we can not win this re-election.....excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump."

Why won't Joe's corner throw in the towel?

Biden needs to win on the first ballot to keep the convention from turning into a dumpster fire and he needs to keep Bernie from winning. Bernie can't keep his supporters in line anymore.

Otherwise they have to have Bernie AND Biden have convenient health issues. Biden just needs to be sent to the home and Bernie is cooperative.

But the Bro's are not.

The funny part is Hillary thinks she is the one they are going to have step in and take over. The trees told her this after her 5th bottle of wine last evening.

Yancey Ward said...

Yes, but if you really shit a brick, you don't need a lot of toilet paper.

Yancey Ward said...

"Inspired by Deep Staters, it looks like some paid employees of the Bloomberg campaign were actually sabotaging him and working to help Bernie."

This often happens when you hire mercenaries.

Yancey Ward said...

This was part of Trump's problem with his entire campaign and transition to the White House- because he was a political novice, he sought to hire political operatives, and almost none of them were loyal to him personally because he didn't come from a political career himself.

Trump would have done far better to hire almost all his staff for the White House from the pool of people who actually have worked for him in the past.

Yancey Ward said...

"A rebuke to the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde. ( I hate that movie more than any movie I have ever seen"

You aren't the first person I have read who hated it, but I do find the reaction odd. Why did you hate it?

Mark said...

Yes, but if you really shit a brick, you don't need a lot of toilet paper.

Whatever you say, Sheryl Crow.

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Yancey Ward said...

The Paradise Syndrome, right?

Star Trek TNG did a sort of remake of the basic plot idea where it is Data that is stranded and loses his memory.

Achilles said...

Yancey Ward said...

This was part of Trump's problem with his entire campaign and transition to the White House- because he was a political novice, he sought to hire political operatives, and almost none of them were loyal to him personally because he didn't come from a political career himself.

Trump would have done far better to hire almost all his staff for the White House from the pool of people who actually have worked for him in the past.



We need to fire everyone in DC, block out all federal programs like SS/Medicare down to the state level, and eliminate the entire federal bureaucracy.

madAsHell said...

move to Idaho.

What was the motivation for moving to Idaho? Friends? Family?? Economic? I'm ready to listen to any economic reasons. I have friends in the Coeur d'Alene area.

I'm looking at eastern Washington, but I don't see compelling reasons to move from Seattle.......yet!!

Achilles said...

So it looks like Klobuchar will be the veep pick.

I wonder if she was the only person Joe offered the job to.

I wonder if she knows who will be the top of the ticket...

John henry said...

Ken b

My son son in law and I tried to see Ford v Ferrari in the theater but by the time we coordinated our schedules it was gone

I just flew from Chicago to Phoenix (where sammis is on the agenda) and saw it on the plane. Terrific movie. Not quite as good as Frankenstein 2 but close.

I also highly recommend The Highwaymen. Excellent.

After seeing the movie, I read his bio texas ranger by John bossenecker. Excellent as well. Ann has mentioned his involvement in the Texas primary where lbj beat coke Steven's. Caro talks about it in means of ascent. The bio has a lot more detail.

The movie has Bonnie and Clyde capturing Hamer. The book tells us that never happened. Hamer's family sued the studio and settled for a nice piece of change.

John Henry

Unknown said...

I think it was much safer to be a Kirk casual fling than someone he loved..

Wasn't this an ep where they tried to come up with an in-story explanation for why so many aliens looked like they could be played by humans in minimal makeup?

Mark Nielsen said...


Jay,

Welcome to the Gem State! Don't know what part of the state you're in, but I think you'll love it here. My family has lived in Moscow for 30 years now -- north Idaho is gorgeous.

Milwaukie guy said...

Someplace over here I spun out my Nikki Haley VP fantasy. I forgot to mention she'd probably also be the first Catholic VP.

Does anyone think that a country founded by British Protestants and Dissenters and having a Supreme Court with six Catholics and three Jews is not a bit weird? I think the next justice should be Presbyterian, dammit.

Milwaukie guy said...

Is it really this late?

Gahrie said...

Does anyone think that a country founded by British Protestants and Dissenters and having a Supreme Court with six Catholics and three Jews is not a bit weird? I think the next justice should be Presbyterian, dammit.

If Trump gets a third pick, she'll probably be Catholic. (Amy Barrett)

Achilles said...

Milwaukie guy said...
Someplace over here I spun out my Nikki Haley VP fantasy. I forgot to mention she'd probably also be the first Catholic VP.

Grenell would be more fun.

iowan2 said...

Frome Gateway pundit. They posted WHO stats from Italy

90+ years old: 6% of deaths
80 – 89 years old: 42% of deaths
70 – 79 years old: 35% of deaths
60 – 69 years old: 16% of deaths

99% if fatalities of 60 and older.

83% of 70 - 90 years old. If your in your sixtys, it shows 16% mortality.
But even these numbers miss those that never seek treatment. Anecdotal evidence suggests many people that are affected show minimal discomfort, ranging from zero symptoms to nothing but a too long lingering cold.

I have stated earlier this Covid 19 will be whored out by health officials to advance what ever narrative serves their own purpose. Everyone is going to use statistics, and everyone is going to be accurate, but the denominator is an undefinable number.

Michael K said...

My family has lived in Moscow for 30 years now -- north Idaho is gorgeous.

Is the SUB still the focal point for U Idaho students ? It was back when I was around there for a month in 1959. Everything is probably different but it was a neat place then. Cour D Alene was small. Now the Sand Point area resembles Cour D'Alene then. My daughter has 5 acres near Sand Point that they were going to build on. Now that she has a baby, that plan may have to wait a couple of years. If her husband's sculpture business takes off, they could move to Sand Point and open a gallery while they build.

Great area.

Robert Cook said...

"House Republicans and 42 Democrats joined forces Thursday to pass an amendment to the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act that would keep people convicted of sexual assault, terrorism and other violent crimes from working for the Transportation Security Agency (TSA).

But 174 House Democrats — including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer — did not support the legislation."


This raises a question (not "begs the question," as even many ignorant journalists write): Was there something in the bill other than what is being described that opponents objected to?

Robert Cook said...

"Can you imagine Biden on a stage with Trump at a debate?

Appalling, isn't it, that we've come to such a pass where two such dishonest, blithering idiots are competing for the presidency?

narciso said...

As opposed to a long time Soviet tool, eh cook,

Robert Cook said...

"As opposed to a long time Soviet tool, eh cook"

I'm not aware of any "soviet tool" having been in the running.

I Callahan said...

First of all, Bernie is a Soviet old tool. And denying that is denying reality. Second, one thing Trump ISN’T, is a blithering idiot. Your dislike of the man doesn’t make him stupid (to us realists, it’s actually evidence of the opposite). And third - if you were actually interested in finding out (instead of just supposing), you could actually look the bill up online.

Robert Cook said...

"Bernie is a Soviet old tool."

Hahaha!

tim in vermont said...

“Hahaha!”

You tell ‘em Robert.

I Callahan said...

RC, how about for one time in your life, you grow a pair and back that “laugh” up with something substantive? Every time you’ve been challenged on this, you’ve never followed through.

I can list examples after examples of Sanders apologizing for the Soviet Union and full-on communism. All you have is a “hahaha”.

If you’re so sure of yourself, put your money where your mouth is. Or just have the guts to admit this is all based on your feelings, and you have no argument whatsoever.

tim in vermont said...
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tim in vermont said...

Robert doesn’t want to reveal his “precious” because he knows it’s all the warmed over leavings of the scourge of communism that killed over 100 million people during the last century.

tim in vermont said...

Anybody who disagrees with Robert is an idiot who blithers. ⇒ Trump disagrees with Robert. ∴ Trump is a blithering idiot

Quod erat demonstrandum.

Robert Cook said...

I looked at House Bill 1140, which appears to be directed at protecting the rights of TSA workers. I have been unable to find any comments from opponents to the bill explaining why they voted against it. The prohibition on hiring persons convicted of various crimes does not even appear to the primary focus of the bill.I am curious what in the bill would lead so many Dems to oppose it. However, given that all the Republicans--not well know for their support for workers rights--voted for it, perhaps there is some not so apparent feature of the bill that might actually harm TSA worker right in some manner. However, absent any commentary by the opponents, I can't see their objections to the bill.

fleg9bo said...

the superior BBC Romola Garai

She starred in a TV series called The Hour, which we found rather entertaining and would watch again. It also features the little guy who plays Endeavour's and Thursday's boss.

Robert Cook said...

Well, first, the "Soviet Union" no longer exists. Second, a "tool of the Soviet Union" presumably actively works to advance the interests of the (moribund) soviet union in the US. What has Sanders done or advocated that advances the interests of (no longer extant) soviet Russia in the US?

Robert Cook said...

"Anybody who disagrees with Robert is an idiot who blithers."

Not in the least. J. Farmer holds positions that I disagree with--he voted for Trump, for one--but he is certainly not an idiot, blithering or otherwise. In fact, Farmer's woeful racial attitudes notwithstanding, he is, in general, the smartest and most interesting commenter on this blog. Every comment thread in which Farmer participates is vastly more interesting (and elevated by his presence) than any in which he is absent.

I Callahan said...

Well, first, the "Soviet Union" no longer exists. Second, a "tool of the Soviet Union" presumably actively works to advance the interests of the (moribund) soviet union in the US. What has Sanders done or advocated that advances the interests of (no longer extant) soviet Russia in the US?

See, now this is just semantics. The fact that Sanders celebrated the Soviet Union while it EXISTED is the argument everyone here has been making. The fact that it no longer exists doesn't mean it's impossible for people to wish we could have something like that here, and I'm not naive enough to think that Bernie isn't one of those people. And the fact that it no longer exists doesn't mean Bernie is no longer a Soviet tool. Any more than someone who belongs to the Nazi party in the US isn't really a Nazi because Hitler is dead.

So do better. Explain to me, under those unassailable terms, how Bernie is NOT a Soviet tool.

gilbar said...

Yancy asked somebody about their reaction to Bonnie and Clyde(not ME!)

You aren't the first person I have read who hated it, but I do find the reaction odd. Why did you hate it?


Personally, i hated it; because it said that Worshiping Evil isn't just Cool! it's SEXY
The Movie (LITERALLY!) said that murder and armed robbery is GOOD and the Police are BAD!

Robert Cook said...

"The fact that Sanders celebrated the Soviet Union while it EXISTED is the argument everyone here has been making. The fact that it no longer exists doesn't mean it's impossible for people to wish we could have something like that here, and I'm not naive enough to think that Bernie isn't one of those people."

You said he "is" a Soviet tool. How did he "celebrate" the Soviet Union? Assuming he made comments favorable toward aspects of Soviet Russia, how is that "celebrating" the Soviet Union? How did suggesting we implement some policies in the US similar to policies that existed in Soviet Russia, assuming Sanders ever did that, serve Soviet Russia?

A "soviet tool" would be someone spying for Soviet Russia or acting as an active agent of Soviet Russia, or in some other material way acting to serve Soviet Russia's advantage. Even if Sanders said outright we should run our country exactly like Soviet Russia--which he never has, of course--that would just be him asserting his opinion. It would not make him a "soviet tool."

Bruce Hayden said...

I live (officially) two states away from WA, and a long drive to Seattle. We are equal distance by car to the Walmarts in CDA, Sandpoint, Missoula, and Kallispell. The only advantage I know for staying on the WA side of the border is no WA income tax. (We have a decently stiff income tax in MT, but no sales tax). Doctors and esp attorneys I know making good money in Spokane really want to move across the line into N ID, but balk because of the income tax hit. Some of them have very nice gun collections (including a .50 BMG sniper rifle,several legal machine guns, etc), and are caught now between staying in WA for the income taxes, or move across into ID (or MT) for the gun laws.

My vote is to go where Dr K’s daughter bought property by Sandpoint. CDA (Cour d’Alene) both have lakes, but I like the one by Sandpoint, Pend Orielle much better. It’s bigger, and has better scenery (for me - esp at the bottom with the cliffs, but my partner loves the trees on Lake CDA). If you prefer sailing over motor boating, it’s Pend Orielle, which has yacht clubs at both ends of the lake, which means informal races a couple times a week, and Sandpoint has a big one late in the summer. They also have a nice ski area right above town, probably the best one in the area. In late May, you can literally ski in the morning and be on your sailboat in less than an hour. As you can tell, I much prefer Sandpoint over CDA. Two years ago, we had a big fight, so was looking there for a house.

What CDA has is a lot of money. Big houses for really rich people, and some of the luxuries that come with that. Beverly’s at the CDA Resort is very elegant, and the Sunday brunch downstairs at Dockside is a necessity for us a couple times a year. The CDA area though, esp in the summer, turns into a big zoo. US 93 from CDA north all the up through my town (Hayden), is bumper to bumper, with continuous stop lights on the weekends. If you are trying to get to Sandpoint that way esp in summer, I suggest the Rathdrum cutoff, that ties back into 93 at Athol.

One advantage of N ID over NE WA are the trees, or lack of them. We are talking the fairly tall Ponderosa Pine you see on the coast, but of a slightly different subspecies. The tree line through that area is maybe halfway across the panhandle, with the MT side having towering trees, and the WA side being mostly treeless, the edge of the WA plains that extends most of the way across the state. Indeed, there are two primary elements to ID, where they grow potatoes, and where they have a lot of trees. Top of the state has thick forests of tall evergreens (typically dominated by the Ponderosa Pines, at least up north). Much of the bottom is treeless, where you grow the potatoes. Except for the very eastern edge, which is mostly treeless up into MT, and really all the way up I-15 to Butte.

I mentioned two lakes in ID, CDA and Pend Orielle. CDA is a typical lake for that area. Pend Orielle is very unique. It is much deeper, and because of its depth, rarely freezes. Moreover, it is seismically inactive. As a result, the Navy has a little Navy base on the bottom (south end) of the lake where they do a lot of their acoustic testing. They have maybe 3-4 1/4 scale subs that motor around at night, and had a 1/4 scale of our latest destroyer down there for several years before it was shown to the public. The lake is filled by the Clark Fork river, one of the larger tributaries of the Columbia. Just NE of the lake, by Clark Fork (8 miles from MT) during at least the last ice age, glaciers would push down from Canada, over Sand Point, blocking the river at Clark Fork. It would back up well past Missoula, down the Bitterroot valley and then filling up Glacial Lake Missoula to maybe 2k ft deep at the W end at Clark Fork. The glacier would then retreat a bit, the ice plug would pop, and the lake, the size of one of our Great Lakes, would drain in a day or two, completely resculpting E WA and E OR into their Scablands. Rinse and repeat.

Bruce Hayden said...

The other factor though that I forgot was the airport. We fly a bit, and mostly it is into and out of the Spokane airport. CDA is maybe 30 miles away from that airport on I-90, which means that it is a straight shot, decently quick, unless you hit rush hour in Spokane, and even then it isn’t horrible. Faster to get to a decent airport from CDA than in many big cities. Maybe half the time from when we were living in Golden, CO, and flying out of DIA. IT would take us just a couple minutes less to fly out of Missoula for us, but we almost always pick Spokane (via CDA). First, it was because it has Southwest Airlines. But last summer we got some smoking deals on 1st class with American, for nonstops to PHX. Plenty of room on the floor between the seats for the cat, you get your own waitress, bathroom, etc. I like the airport, because it is big enough to get good flights, but not too big, so that you are always feeling crowded.

Lewis said...

Morecambe

Precise terms, correctly said
Might point a moral to be had:
The eviscerate beast will be fed
With the inane, the hapless or the sad,

The little joke become universal
Till cosmic gizzards grin,
A gods fading, pathetic appal
Irking some tummy ache of sin,

But we, who ‘know’ exactly when
The anti-Christ and Christ shall meet,
Bitterly say ‘I love’, again,
Hanker for the canker of defeat,

Leathery, inept, miss hued,
Burnt, blathered but staring at the sun
Our being brave merely crude,
Our families broken before they’ve begun:

A wino whine like Ovid-On-The-Sea,
We must be exiles, perpetually.





Lewis said...

Poor, naked wretches, where so e’er you are,

That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,

How shall your houseless heads, and unfed sides,

Your loop'd and window’d raggedness, defend you

From seasons such as these?

King Lear Act III, Scene IV, Lines 28-32.

Lewis said...

If I'm blocked, I'm blocked - I will enjoy reading you - but what blocked me, the off topic poems? Like this


Joke

The sadness in a joke
Is the surprise it cannot give:
You look, then, in that face
With a question that is wrong
Asking “Are you real?”
The reply always “Yes!” meaning “No.”


To Hannah Arrant

O, Hannah, there is always this:
Between the past and the future
There is this: dead? No, but
Wanting this ‘past’, always hoping
(‘Killed by hope’) for merely a summer:
A field, a forest, the wilder, wilder flowers

Lewis said...

So I don't care - I do - because if I love something, then..... It's kind of another death sentence. Ie I love that which is dieing. Hence I loved Martina, the mother of my kid. I knew she was going to die and I only 'prevented' it by a number of years - it was going to happen and it happened. What am I, a fucking doctor, a wizard that could whirl back time, a child who believes in magic? No, just a bum.

Ann Althouse said...

"If I'm blocked, I'm blocked - I will enjoy reading you - but what blocked me, the off topic poems? "

Nothing was blocked. I just have moderation on for posts older than one day. Sometimes I go a day before I remember to review the comments and put them through.

You're fine. Sorry to have contributed (through nonaction) to your having an occasion to doubt that you are welcome. Thanks for commenting.