July 7, 2020

At the Sunrise Café...

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... you can write about anything you like.

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22 comments:

Mark said...

Yeah, all the formulaic martial arts in Alias is getting boring.

The show is trying too hard to be hip and cool. It doesn't need to.

Just tell the stories.

-Erik said...

Yesterday's mystery sunrise was simply out-of-focus. Maybe you got the 'button' pressed so fast the auto-focus didn't have enough time to complete the focusing action. (Erik says)

narciso said...

Well that wasnt the best part of the series,

DavidD said...

I Dig a Pony

Jon Ericson said...

You should get a youtube channel.
Scotty Kilmer gets 3/4 of a cent every time somebody watches one of his videos and he's had a billion views.

rehajm said...

I'm not sure everyone covering will fly with some liberals. Retail politics still matter. Massachusetts booted the elites chosen candidate when they needed her to 'fix' obamacare. We got a republican instead.

Staged presssers might not cut it

rehajm said...

How's Barr doing on those indictments? I'm nit holding my breath...

William said...

That woman in St Louis caught a lot of flack for her lack of trigger discipline. Well and good, but she didn't accidentally murder a nine year old in a drive by shooting.....That woman should spend some time at the firing range, but it occurs to me that others are in even greater need of gun discipline. I know that the children of Chicago and Baltimore cannot be given gun permits, but in all public schools starting in the middle grades children should be taught marksmanship and proper gun handling. At the end of the class, they would be required to turn in the guns, but during the daily class they could be allowed to practice marksmanship with a variety of pistols. I'm sure that with better marksmanship the number of murders would decrease dramatically. It's time to teach our kids useful and life affirming skills.....Those children who successfully graduate from high school could be issued gun permits. This would serve to increase the high school graduation rate in troubled neighborhoods. Perhaps some philanthropists could step forward and buy each kid in these neighborhoods their very own gun. Nothing fancy, but something reliable and accurate. (sarcasm content 40%)

Mark said...

I also hate stupid characters. Like this Vaughn guy, who needs to be in prison for violating so many national security rules, or Bradley Cooper, who comes across some super-spy stuff and a bunch of dead people and he's like, oh, let's go investigate that.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

It's time to cancel the Democrat Party.

Just so they aren't hypocrites.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

A quick history lesson

narciso said...

Where are you watching it, its closer to reality with intelligence agency with divided abilities.

stephen cooper said...

If you are Catholic and you want to buy a really good book on Amazon by a non-Catholic, I recommend the commentary on the book of Job by J. Vernon McGee.

Several insights that I had not been expecting -
Job did not really suffer as much as he claimed.
Elihu (who reproved Job for railing against the perceived lack of justice in God's creation) was mostly right, and God, speaking from the clouds after a great thunderstorm that scattered the other 'comforters' of Job, explained the minor details where Eliju had gone wrong, with specifics. God did not bother with specifics when saying where Job and his sad little trio of 'comforters' had gone wrong.
Suffering is not a mystery unless we want it to be. The real mystery is JOY.

J. Vernon McGee, in case you are wondering, was super famous in the 70s and a couple decades before that as one of the most frequently encountered late night preachers on AM Radio (another famous one, and one all Beatles fans are familiar with at second hand, is "Reverend Ike", who liked "money money" and who is of little interest from a theological point of view, but he did inspire some good lines in a John Lennon song or two. There are others, most of them long forgotten by almost everybody but me. I am older than the hills and I remember a lot).

By the way, if you listen to J. Vernon McGee on youtube, his voice and his intonations do NOT at first seem to be the voice and intonations of a man who sounds like he has ever truly accepted,in his heart, Jesus as his savior. But if you read his books, without listening to that voice of his on the radio, the good-hearted desire in his heart to explain becomes much more clear.

Steer clear of his views on many topics, but give him a chance if you want to understand what the book of Job is all about. YMMV, but is that not almost always the case?

wildswan said...

Some more on Hans Christian Heg whose statue in Madison was torn down by cancelers. Those of you who know Civil War history will get this.
Heg was the Colonel of the 15th Wisconsin and the commander of the Second Brigade. He made them what they were. On the first day of the battle of Chickamauga, Heg was shot. One the second day of that battle, as is well known, Union General Wood removed his division from the quarter of a mile of line of battle which they were holding just at the moment Confederate General Longstreet launched a column of attack of 10,000 soldiers right at the point which had just lost a division. The Confederates broke the Union line and the right wing of the Union Army as well as its General, Rosecrans, was seized by mass panic and fled down the road through a mountain pass to Chattanooga. It was like Bull Run and could have been worse if the Confederates had managed to close the road to Chattanooga. The entire Union Army, trapped in the empty mountains, could have been forced to surrender. However, the left wing of the Union Army under General Thomas held the road to the pass open assisted by several brigades from the right which had not run. One of these was the Second Brigade. The Second Brigade held together in the face of the panic around them and this is amazing because when General Woods pulled his division out of the line, the 600 soldiers of the Second Brigade had been sent to hold the quarter-mile gap. On them descended Longstreet's 10,000. These soldiers held the line directly in front of them for two volleys and then were flanked on both sides and their Colonel was captured. But unlike the rest of the Union right wing, they stayed together as a unit and began a fighting retreat. They finally reached Snodgrass Hill where Union General Thomas was building a line and there they fought for the rest of the day. The 15th Wisconsin of the Second Brigade started Chickamauga with 176 soldiers and ended it with 76. General Thomas recognized their quality. When the Army of the Tennessee moved out against Missionary Ridge by way of Orchard Knob the Second Brigade was sent in first as the skirmish line. The next day with the other regiments of the Army of Tennessee the Second Brigade took Missionary Ridge. These were the men trained by Colonel Heg and this is why there was statue to him. Those who pulled it down were ignorant members of a university which had become a mob of fools who regarded their deep ignorance as a special kind of knowledge.

Ken B said...

Tara Reade. I still don’t know if I believe her, but at this point I actively disbelieve him. If the copy of her complaint exonerates him, where is it? Been “searching” a long time.

n.n said...

Cancel the Democrat Party... Just so they aren't hypocrites.

Technically, they aren't bigots under Progressive Church dogma with its Pro-Choice religious/moral philosophy.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Chomsky? Rowling?? Not into cancel culture?

the Razor awaits, the Tree of Wokeness will be watered with the destroyed lives of dissenters

StephenFearby said...

Tag: Important things you never thought you needed to know...

London Times

Why it’s perilous to go within 1.34m of a penguin

'If you want to p...p...p...pick up a [Humboldt] penguin, just stay 1.34 metres away from its bottom. Otherwise, a study has shown, you run a significant risk of being p...p...p...pummeled by the explosive after-effects of its “high rectal pressure”.

That is the conclusion of a research paper into the “projectile trajectory of penguin’s faeces”.

Zookeepers learn to be wary of approaching penguins from behind. One of the birds’ peculiarities is that they are able to propel their poo at an impressive velocity. This is believed to be a way of keeping their nest clean, but it has unpleasant side effects for those around them.'

'...Chris Holland, a specialist in animal secretions based at the University of Sheffield, described the study as a “crucial” contribution to “moving the science forward”. However, he suspected that pressure calculations in the study may be on the low side.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/why-its-perilous-to-go-within-1-34m-of-a-penguin-v832dspjs

Analogy: Fetid emissions on the subject of Black Lives Matter from The New York Times & Washington Post.

GingerBeer said...

How violent is Chicago? There they even shoot the dead.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-man-fired-into-murder-victims-grave-during-burial

Michael K said...

How violent is Chicago? There they even shoot the dead.

That's cancelling their vote.

Professional lady said...

Thank you Wildswan - that is very interesting. If you're ever in Madison, go to the Veterans Museum and see the Civil War battle flag on display. They have a bunch of them, but rotate the display because they are so old and torn to pieces (bullet holes etc.) that they would deteriorate too much if they were always on display. The Wisconsin regiments were really tough and kept their discipline under the worst circumstances.

ken in tx said...

In keeping with current theories about sex ed, and some people's ideas about marksmanship and gun handling, Teenagers should be taught how to drive drunk safely. Everybody knows that they are going to do it anyway (just like sex). So they should be taught how to do it safely. Inexperience at driving drunk is the main cause of drunk driving accidents. They usually happen around holidays when amateur drinkers are trying to drive home from parties. Professional daily drinkers don't have that problem. Therefore, they should be hired to teach highschoolers how to do it safely. It's for the children.