August 24, 2020

Daybreak at Pope Farm.

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56 comments:

tcrosse said...

That's where they grow Popes? I thought they grew on trees.

Tommy Duncan said...

I love fall.

rehajm said...

Repost of the Rasmussen bounty:

Reward Offered:

For full crosstab set copies of spiked (otherwise unpublished) media-sponsored national match-up polls - Biden vs Trump - after last weeks DNC Convention.
@Cernovich
specializes in this work (IE the missing Iowa Caucus Selzer Poll) - let's see who can top him.

BarrySanders20 said...

That last one looks like a scene from Wizard of Oz. 2020 needs some flying monkeys.

Joe Smith said...

@Althouse

You have a second career in photography...

tcrosse said...

Meanwhile, the BBC has decided that Rule Britannia is un-woke, for its assertion that Britons never (never, never) shall be slaves. It is traditionally sung quite enthusiastically at the finale of the Proms Concerts at Royal Albert Hall. It usually goes something like this.

Lawrence Person said...

Enjoy this week's BidenWatch.

Mark said...

Having just finished Darkness at Noon, re-read after a space of many decades, I'm now reading Macbeth for the first time.

Doug said...

How about, "Nightfall in Kenosha"?

Mark said...

Watching Martha.

Sorry, but have to change. Jeff Flake came on -- and made a fool of himself in the first 20 seconds.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Lovely.
hmmm.... are you enjoying some of our gross smoke?

Mark said...

A re-read of Catcher in the Rye -- again after a space of many decades -- is in the line-up, followed by Crime and Punishment (although that's iffy since it is 400 pages long).

Some others of a similar theme come after that.

rhhardin said...

Silk (2011-2014) free on Amazon Prime is good. British legal system and personalities, following mostly a woman; but without otherwise typical stretches of soap opera.

Mark said...

The people -- if they allow there to be a crowd -- will decide if Rule Britannia is sung or not.

They don't need no stinkin' woke orchestra.

Linda said...

I have been wandering about running at Pope Conservency - based on these pictures I will definitely make the drive over to that side of town. I have never been to Owen park - and also want to run there.

Tomcc said...

Those are some swell swales!

Rory said...

"Rule Britannia"

Land of Hope and Glory, too.

Jersey Fled said...

Still waiting for anyone to show me a randomized, double blind study that proves that wearing masks reduces covid deaths.

Jersey Fled said...

Just read that "A 33 year-old Hong Kong man who was infected with the Wuhan coronavirus in April, and made a full recovery, was reinfected more than four months later after a trip to Spain via the UK, according to researchers. A research team from the University of Hong Kong calls this “the world’s first documentation” of a patient who recovered from the Wuhan virus becoming reinfected."

I swear that I've heard similar claims made by hopeful liberal media dozens of times over the past month.

What gives.

Browndog said...

Armed mobs now walking the residential streets of Kenosha-

special agent viti
@selfdeclaredref


Scroll down, he's covering all the mayhem in America's cities tonight.

Browndog said...

ersey Fled said...

Just read that "A 33 year-old Hong Kong man who was infected with the Wuhan coronavirus in April, and made a full recovery, was reinfected more than four months later after a trip to Spain via the UK, according to researchers. A research team from the University of Hong Kong calls this “the world’s first documentation” of a patient who recovered from the Wuhan virus becoming reinfected."

I swear that I've heard similar claims made by hopeful liberal media dozens of times over the past month.

What gives.


If that's all the information they gave you, you need a new source.

Patient developed antibodies immediately that killed the virus. Good news.

Nichevo said...

Has Althouse covered the Kenosha shooting and riots?


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/396070/#comment-5043790571

Thistlerose said...

I just got called from Biden's people to do a poll about the presidential election. The things they said about Biden and how he will lead the country were laughable. Do they really think everyone forgot what it was like living in the US in January and to they really think everyone blames Trump for 1. Covid-19, 2. the close down of the economy and 3. the fact that public teachers are too lazy to go back to work and do their jobs. We had fewer cases of Covid prior to the mask requirement in my city and Biden wants to make it nation wide. I know I live in Texas but really who sees Kenosha burning and thinks "Biden will fix this"?

Mark said...

made a full recovery, was reinfected more than four months later

Either (1) one of the positives were false or it was an anomaly, in which case all is well, or (2) there will be no widespread immunity, in which case we need to come to grips with the fact that the virus will be with us and we need to learn to live with it.

Narr said...

Predictably, I was too late to make the predictable bad joke about pope farming!

Saw the last of the 3-show Endeavour season. My wife is hard of hearing, and keeps asking me what's being said, but some of the accents are so thick I need subtitles.

I re-read VN's Bend Sinister a few months ago--well worth my time. YMMV. Invitation to a Beheading next, after 35-40 years.

Narr
Gorgeous vistas, Prof

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

sick burn!-- Scott Adams bringin' the heat!

"I’m not saying Joe Biden is possessed by Satan. All I’m saying is that if he were, it would look exactly like this. Only Satan talks in this diabolical way, hiding in plain sight, bringing fire and lies."

Joe Smith said...

"Has Althouse covered the Kenosha shooting and riots?"

Yes...easy to find...

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/08/yesterday-in-wisconsin.html

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

file under "what I'm reading",

...or "Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf"?

My Antifa lover: A Riot of the Heart
a steamy romance against Fascism, by Jessica Stranger

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOE5LUWsAAZoHh?format=jpg&name=medium

Yes, of course-- it's available thru the Althouse Amazon portal

rhhardin said...

Still waiting for anyone to show me a randomized, double blind study that proves that wearing masks reduces covid deaths.

That's an engineering question, not a medical one. Spread is exponential with each infected person on the average infecting R others. R varies. If it falls below 1.0, the disease disappears.

Two things change R downwards towards 1.0.

1. Population immunity - what fraction of the potential targets have already had the disease and so can't be infected where they otherwise would be.

2. Masks. A mask that is 95% effective at preventing the spread (fairly useless in medical settings but useful for general life) reduces R towards 1.0.

The combination reaches 1.0 faster, with more of the population uninfected, with masks; and the disease disappears without those being in the dying fraction of infected people.

So engineeringwise, it saves lives. No double blind needed.

Incidentally, if one mask is 95% effective in preventing infection spread, two masks (both people wearing a mask, that is) is 99.75% effective. So R drops even faster towards 1.0.

mandrewa said...

Just read that "A 33 year-old Hong Kong man who was infected with the Wuhan coronavirus in April, and made a full recovery, was reinfected more than four months later after a trip to Spain via the UK, according to researchers. A research team from the University of Hong Kong calls this “the world’s first documentation” of a patient who recovered from the Wuhan virus becoming reinfected."

It wouldn't be surprising if this were true, since the Covid-19 virus is so much like four common cold coronaviruses that having been infected by one of these other viruses can in the right circumstance give you antibodies to Covid-19 itself. And then given that we know from a multi-decade common cold study done in the Netherlands that many people are repeatedly reinfected by the some cold coronavirus over the years, it wouldn't be surprising if the same thing were to happen with Wuhan coronavirus.

But the report could also be an error. In both cases, the original infection and the second infection, this man was asymptomatic. Now I'm sure they were quite careful to verify that this man really was infected with the Covid-19 virus on the second test. five months later. But as it's likely that the first result was based on one test, and its possible that the first positive was an error.

Roughcoat said...

RE: Rule Britannia - WOW! Gave me chills.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

silver lining for Kenosha:

...lots of beautiful, inspiring plywood murals

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"enemies of the State"

...or enemies of statism?

is that bad, like being against pedophilia and cannibalism?

Joe Smith said...

"Watching Martha.

Sorry, but have to change. Jeff Flake came on -- and made a fool of himself in the first 20 seconds."


I was very disappointed with Martha...I know she's a uniparty-type person, but she didn't follow up.

Her biggest missed question, one she should ask to anyone supporting Biden, let alone a 'Republican,' is: "How can you support a candidate like Joe Biden who is obviously suffering from cognitive decline?"

A second follow-up would be to ask if China is a threat to U.S. security, and do they think that Joe is already in the pocket of China...

wild chicken said...

Whoa, some weirdness going on in China. They've suspended foreign exchange settlements. Chinese nationals' UnionPay cards aren't working here. China is out of foreign reserves?

They're hurting.

Bob Boyd said...

Farm raised popes are the best.

Sprezzatura said...

rh is into math.

Even so, re at least one other category I doubt he’s always using an engineering approach to develop his POV. E.g., re when he makes claims re the motivations and actions of women.

OTOH, he seems to know a lot about rom coms, maybe that counts re data.

I dunno.

Sprezzatura said...

BTW, if my family thought I was a POS, and I heard secret recordings where they talk about me being a POS, my thoughts would go toward sassing out my shittyness.

As a third party to this dynamic in another family, I do the same thing. I ask why to folks closest to a person think that they are a POS.

Althouse jabbers re why it’s not nice to make this secret public.

Anywho, what is it that rh says about irrational and emotional thinking v logic and wisdom, re gals?

mandrewa said...

Just read that "A 33 year-old Hong Kong man who was infected with the Wuhan coronavirus in April, and made a full recovery, was reinfected more than four months later after a trip to Spain via the UK, according to researchers. A research team from the University of Hong Kong calls this “the world’s first documentation” of a patient who recovered from the Wuhan virus becoming reinfected."

And I should say, even if it is possible or even likely that some people will get infected year after year by the Covid-19 coronavirus, it's also possible and even likely that second and subsequent infections will not be as severe as the first. The reason for that is T cells. Early data is suggesting that Covid-19 T cells last considerably longer than Covid-19 antibodies and these T cells may even last a lifetime.

Covid-19 antibodies may stop an infection before it gets started, but if you've lost your Covid-19 antibodies but still have Covid-19 T cells, then those Covid-19 T cells should shorten the duration and severity of the infection.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@EddieZipperer has an interesting column in Townhall
reminding us that only 38% of those who say they intend to vote for #Biden are doing so because they actually support him.

No candidate under 50% in this metric has won the presidency in modern times

https://townhall.com/columnists/eddiezipperer/2020/08/19/is-biden-the-worst-democratic-nominee-in-a-generation-n2574655

BrentonTalcott said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSF52wc7qjk&feature=youtu.be

traditionalguy said...

Pope Farms is the horizon over which the sun rises on Madison across Lake Mendota. Neat.

traditionalguy said...

The RNC’s televised Day one was 20 some Oscar winning speeches by sincere truth tellers. An amazing production. For example, Herschel Walker won Georgia’s vote tonight.

walter said...

Fun day in Kenosha day-playing with the Nets.
Watching PD in riot gear at 4am, rid in formation next to smashed or burned out garbage trucks. Loooking at a minority owned car lot flamed out to the point of husks standing atop collapsed steel radials. Watching area businesses rush to cover broken/yet to be broken in plywood the city generously provided as tacit admission they are on their own. For added protections, there appeared to be a free supply of nicely printed Save our community/these are family businesses signs with matching Black Lives Matter signs. (one didn't appear without the other) Note: Cheap duct tape can affix those to genuine plywood. Particle board will release signs from its skin quite readily. One business got to the fuckin' point and simply spray painted "Black owned business" to separate it from the the white hipster wannabee bizness that inhabited this span of blocks near those damn coppers.
Mr. 262 wants to be heard beyond being a DJ in his past.
If you ever need to hoist full sheets of particle board over an awning and up to a 2nd floor former window/now glassless cargo port, it can be done with what looks like a ratty, lengthy ratchet strap. (An OSHA regulator has gone fetal position)
Mr carrying a pan african flag was in discussion with mr. US flag, back the blue flag as i bailed.
I was happy to exit Kenosha late aft but was sent to alternate exits ("Turn around honey") as advancing BLM march blocked what Google deemed proper path home.
Hard to describe but..this hipster neighborhood had tons of neighborly concern (No I do not want a free water bottle now vs 3 minutes ago) matched by tangible actions in what is ultimately concessions to mayhem.

Jon Ericson said...

No invocation of the magic words tonight.

Churchy LaFemme: said...

A Trump ad just came up during one of my youtube videos. In 2016, I voted against Hillary, but man, I love this guy now. What other Presidential candidate would ever lay it on the line like this:

These people are crazy and we have to stop them.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Very good @ProfMJCleveland, you are getting to the point with the link between Rome and
@FBI New York. Need one more clue?
Guess which FBI office handled the EyePyramid case, although the servers were in WV and WA?"
-- G. Occhionero

"FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea suggests another area ripe for inquiry: FBI Agent Stephen Somma’s misrepresentation of Trump campaign details to a secret federal court."

https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/24/fbi-lawyers-guilty-plea-suggests-spygate-corruption-goes-way-higher/

Oh, and hey-- looking to make some cash?
Antifa et al is looking for ACTORS for anti-Trump activities
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgMy94dWkAERDWJ?format=jpg&name=small

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

They even wrecked the Dilophosarus!!

With each passing riot, "So Professor, did you list the house yet?"
may become a FAQ.
The left's blackmail (give us power or we keep destroying your culture/livelihood/cities) will not end with a *Biden* victory, and sure as hell not with Trump's.
Riots/mayhem/threats/fear is their only hand to play.
The "Democrats" are in a death-spiral as they go all-in, their radicals are driving their clown-bus.
Military quelling will be the only way, unfortunately. Until then,
brace for more.
As other have posted-- if you are in a blue city, get out.

Gospace said...

Browndog said...

Patient developed antibodies immediately that killed the virus. Good news.


Yep, this. T-cells remember- and start pumping out the antibodies. Other things I read said <48 hours to full recovery.

Rusty said...

Seriously. Kenosha? That's desperation.
Anyway. Up here in the UP for a little fishing-gilbar. I'm looking at you. Trump signs far outweigh Biden signs by 20 to one.

rhhardin said...

New York AG sues Trump Organization in probe of financial dealings

A business has two values - for tax purposes, add up the value of the buildings and the land; for loan purposes, include the value of the ongoing business. That's what determines the ability to repay loans.

Ann Althouse said...

"are you enjoying some of our gross smoke?"

It is if the smoke you find gross is the kind of smoke that gives the Smoky Mountains their name. I'd say that's as far from gross as possible, one of the most beautiful phenomena in the natural world.

rehajm said...

That was my first thought too rhhardin. One headline said they were investigating 'how Trump valued assets' as if you got it 'wrong' you should go to prison...

We went over this before lefties...

BUMBLE BEE said...

tcrosse ... Rule Britannia... Americans should be so proud. Joe McCarthy was right.

Nichevo said...

anti-de Sitter space said...
BTW, if my family thought I was a POS, and I heard secret recordings where they talk about me being a POS, my thoughts would go toward sassing out my shittyness.


This is a lie. We think you are a POS, we tell you you are a POS all the time, and your thoughts don't "go toward sassing out my shittyness," they go towards shit. You are a liar as well as a thief. You are a shitty, jabbering orc.

Michael McNeil said...

Re the question of whether surviving a bout of Coronavirus-2019 provides lasting immunity to the disease. Here we have an interesting blog post from a week ago concerning three recent studies in this regard, to wit: “COVID19 mini-update, August 18, 2020: good news about lasting immunity in humans.”

One study referred to is particularly interesting, I think. “In brief: the 122 crew of a commercial fishing vessel were tested pre-departure, both RT-PCR and antibody. Three of them had clear evidence of past recovery from COVID19-infection. Clearly, one of the crew was a false negative for RT-PCR, for in the subsequent weeks, the vessel had to return to port because a crew member needed hospitalization. At that point, 104 crew (i.e., 85%!) tested positive either for virus or for antibodies. (Interestingly, the percentage of asymptomatic infections is not given in the paper.) Significantly, the three crew members with pre-existing immunity did not get infected again, despite being aboard what amounted to an unintentional viral incubator.”