October 13, 2021

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33 comments:

Lem said...

“Seattle school cancels Halloween parade because it 'marginalizes students of color'”

link to Fox News story

tim in vermont said...

Continuing from earlier café post by MadisonMan

"I don't understand why bicyclists require 400W front lights."

Why do motorcyclist drive around with their zillion watt blue laser hi-beams on during the day time, is my question.

A 2012 Spanish study found that LED radiation can cause irreversible damage to the retina.
A 2019 report from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) warned of the “phototoxic effects” of blue light exposure, including an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration. The report also noted that blue light blocking glasses and filters may not protect against these and other harmful effects.


Big Mike said...

@wildswan, did you get home yet, friend?

Chuck said...

Let’s go Brandon!

Brandon Fellows, a January 6 insurrectionist who requested a bond hearing on his single felony charge, tried to represent himself and ended up providing testimony which implicated himself in two additional felonies.

You have to read this wonderful story through to the end; every paragraph is hilarious. The sketch writers for the late night comedy shows could not touch this level of insanity.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.courthousenews.com/capitol-rioter-admits-to-new-felonies-while-representing-himself-in-court/amp/

Way to go, Brandon! You’ve secured your place in the history of Brandons.


Lem said...

I don’t think Chappell hates Trans.

He may not care for how they are going about it, whatever it is that they want. But that’s a far cry from where they want to pigeonhole him. In fact, Chappell said as much, about how MeToo was going about their thing.

If Chappell was a hater, the art would elude him.

Original Mike said...

Time to get US ports out of blue states. DeSantis says Florida ports are open.

"the port crisis is also causing rail yards to back up and logjams for truckers. California passed AB 5, which eliminated owner-operators. Another law put restrictions on the age of trucks that could legally operate in the state."

Original Mike said...

"Continuing from earlier café post by MadisonMan
"I don't understand why bicyclists require 400W front lights.""


LEDs have turned out to be a problem. Rather than use the greater efficiency for low power consumption, ignorant people purchase lights bright enough to burn their neighbor's eyeballs out. In the case of bikers, they increase their risk by dazzling oncoming drivers.

Reddington said...

Incredible sunrise

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

The trucking debacle at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are a direct result of California's AB5 - the law that severely restricted independent contractors. A lot of truckers are independent/owner operators. They can't operate anymore in California. All corporate truckers now. So the number of trucker operating is now way down when compared to pre-AB5.

Pass stupid laws, get stupid results.

Lewis said...

I thought this very funny. Oh to be Nabakov!


https://lithub.com/the-meanest-things-vladimir-nabokov-said-about-other-writers/

Chuck said...

From DonaldJTrump.com; a message from the former guy. Quote:
****
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

10/13/21

If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in ‘22 or ‘24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do.
****

That’s it. That is the entire message. And frankly, I think it falls short. I think that the GOP under Trump should not put up any candidates in 2022 or 2024. That’ll show ‘em. The fake news media think that they can get us to participate in their fraudulent socialist elections. But they have never dealt with a master negotiator like PDJT.

Without any Republican candidates or voters, the lamestream media which is totally fake and totally biased won’t have anyone to pick on and their ratings (which are already the worst in history) will fall even more. Even more. They will fall like nobody’s ever seen ratings fall. The ratings will fall so fast it will make your head spin. Many people say this to me. They say, “Sir, we have never seen such terrible ratings. Grown men who are very strong — big strong guys who have never cried — are all crying because the ratings are falling so fast.

So, that way we will have won. May God bless the USA.

Mr. Forward said...

“ The sketch writers for the late night comedy shows could not touch this level of insanity.” Chuck

Now do the Afghanistan withdrawal.

gilbar said...

Remember a few weeks ago?
When democrats were running ads, saying that Florida's governor was KILLING people by not having mask mandates??

You don't hear that so much now, do you??
What with covid numbers there plummeting.
Someone remind me? HOW is it, that their numbers plummeted Without mandates?
Again, WHY is it? That we wanted mandates?

rehajm said...

Watch the whole Joe Rogan podcast with Sanjay Gupta.

wendybar said...

So Katie Couric lied and left out that RBG thought those who kneel during the national anthem are showing ‘contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.’ Couric felt that when Ginsburg said that people like Kaepernick were ‘dumb and disrespectful,’ they were comments that were ‘unworthy of a crusader for equality like the liberal Supreme Court justice.

We have been telling people for years that the media is an arm of the Progressive regressive party...and now that media is actually admitting it. No wonder why America is so divided....when we have been getting lied to for YEARS...and nobody bats an eye. Sad.

Kai Akker said...


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra signed Nathalie Stutzmann as music director. What a catch. I've heard and seen her conduct twice, thought she was terrific. She's currently principal guest conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra and chief conductor of a Norwegian orchestra. Great, great catch for Atlanta. Talent just streams out of her fingertips; she sings, she plays, she is a superb musician.

Chuck said...

Now do the Afghanistan withdrawal.

I want nothing to do with the Afghanistan pullout. I thought it was such a stupid idea when Trump promoted it, I could hardly believe that Biden followed through on it.

wendybar said...

The NFL's new slogan."Words hurt, violence against women doesn't" Antonio Brown was accused of rape and settled. Deshawn Watson has been accused by 24 women of sexual assault/harassment. Ben Roethlisberger has been accused a couple of times...not to mention the beatings and murders. OJ is still in the Hall of Fame!! But don't you dare think you should be able to work if you sent out e-mails 10 years ago that might offend somebody. YOU are gone. Not saying what he posted was okay..but in the grand scheme of things..... We live in upside down world.

tim in vermont said...

I refuse to be guided and controlled by a communion of established views and academic traditions, - Nabakov

So he was an artist then. The more I read about literary criticism, the more I think it's about enforcing particular styles, as if the critics one year said "A really fine car should have tail fins and curb feelers," and another year, "no car should have either tail fins or curb feelers." Call me a populist, but I figure that if you can find an audience, you have succeeded as an artist, since people with IQs like Nabakov's probably make up one half of one percent of your potential readership. The rest is just politics and junior high lunch table nonsense.

Jersey Fled said...

Lyndon Johnson heads my "Worst Presidents Of My Lifetime" list, with Jimmy Carter second.

But as of today I am moving Joe Biden into second place.

The only reason I haven't moved Joe into 1st place now is that I expect more incompetence and stupidity to follow shortly.

I'm just waiting for the right moment.

Owen said...

I have to admit to a certain respect for Chuck. He suffered a severe beating yesterday in the thread wars, and here he is, as cheerful as ever. Thanks, Chuck!

wendybar said...

Illegals no longer have to worry about Ice doing workplace raids anymore...because it is obvious that the Biden Administration works for illegals and NOT for Americans. Unvaccinated Americans are being treated like criminals, whilst unvaccinated and infected illegals are being shipped around the country and protected by the very same people ostracizing Americans who are following science and being cautious because Government LIES to us all the time. https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/10/13/mayorkas-no-more-workplace-raids-to-arrest-illegal-aliens-n1523653

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

Thank God for all of this blessed Anthropomorphic Global Warming goodness:

- Feet of snow in the Rocky Mountains
- Coldest day in Seattle in 125 years
- Historic cold keeps coal prices high in China [couldn't happen to a nicer country]

Climate models predict unending rising temperatures. They ignore little things like decreasing solar activity resulting in a cooling planet. That doesn't fit the narrative for a global government takeover of the economy.

*** 4th attempt to post. Blogger F*cking up.

Drago said...

pro-marxist pro-CRT Biden voter LLR Chuck: "I want nothing to do with the Afghanistan pullout."

After round the clock praise for Biden and his team of "experts" and democraticals at all levels, Biden voter LLR Chuck no longer wishes to discuss the Afghanistan "Arm the entire Taliban army" surrender/regression plan of the democraticals "best and the brightest" whom LLR Chuck supports.

We'll just add that to the long, long, long and growing longer list of subjects that Biden voter LLR Chuck praised the democraticals for that are no longer subjects he cares to address since, you know, abject failure.

LLR Chuck would rather flex to a "deny the obvious" strategy with simply sitting around and denying what is happening to the nation on a daily basis.

This was most recently manifested by LLR Chuck's passionate defense of Garland (duh, because far left democrat) over Garlands clear threats to parents of children being subjected to LLR Chuck's approved marxist CRT programs....which Garland's family personally and directly profit from.

Drago said...

Owen: "I have to admit to a certain respect for Chuck. He suffered a severe beating yesterday in the thread wars, and here he is, as cheerful as ever. Thanks, Chuck!"

Dedicated leftist democraticals like Biden voter LLR Chuck know they need to keep showing up to keep the focus off their latest democratical earthly messiah, Biden's Earpiece, and the results of his policies.

Chuck said...

Blogger Owen said...
I have to admit to a certain respect for Chuck. He suffered a severe beating yesterday in the thread wars, and here he is, as cheerful as ever. Thanks, Chuck!

There’s about 50 of you devoted Trump cultists, including the relentlessly shameless liar Drago. 50 of your low-grade lot versus me seems like a fair fight. I have been surprised that the blog is so sanguine about the clutter of personal attacks on me, which offer nothing in furtherance of the blog posts themselves. Drago is obviously the clearest example of that. I presume that the massive number of Drago attack comments — “moderated”! — is either the blog’s personal grudge with me, or some offense with the amount of attention that my comments draw. (I’ve written that it is attention that I don’t want, and I’ve asked the blog and my attackers to stop.)

It’s that, or perhaps it is simply viewpoint discrimination. The blog can answer for itself. If the actual metric for objectionable comments is the amount of personal insults, off-topic personal attacks, and other off-topic rants, then I am not only one of the least offenders; I am also by far the leading target of such attacks on these comments pages.

Lucien said...

True story -- turns out that Corn Pop's real name was Brandon -- no joke!

Narr said...

La Stutzmann is a great catch indeed.

It's NabOkov, guys. Only one 'a'. I've always found his dislikes overlap my own a lot--and some of mine come from reading him at an impressionable age.

Chuck said...

Blogger Mike of Snoqualmie said...
Thank God for all of this blessed Anthropomorphic Global Warming goodness...


“Anthropogenic.”

Not “anthropomorphic.”

Anthropogenic = caused by man.

Anthropomorphic = having human features (or literally, becoming human-form).

“The London ‘fog’ of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had anthropogenic origins with the widespread burning of coal combined with the local weather.”

“Mickey Mouse was one of Hollywood’s first major anthropomorphic screen characters.”

Chris Lopes said...

"I thought it was such a stupid idea when Trump promoted it, I could hardly believe that Biden followed through on it."

Actually leaving Afghanistan is not in and of itself a bad idea. We've spent 20 years there and failed at the whole nation building (which Biden was for before he was against) thing. Expending more lives and treasure was not going to make a difference.

The real problem was how it was done. The sudden, ill planned bug out (over military objections) that created the cluster f*CK is what people are complaining about. The decisions made were Biden's, not Trump's.

Drago said...

Pro-marxist pro-CRT Biden voter LLR Chuck: "... I presume that the massive number of Drago attack comments — “moderated”!..."

LLR Chuck, a far left democrat posing as a "principled conservative" and "republican", was banned from Althouse blog in part due to his boastful claim that he was at Althouse blog to disrupt the blog and "drive a wedge between Althouse and her readers".

Chuck, the inveterate and serial liar, later wrote that he did not mean that....after telling everyone there was no one more precise and careful in their language than he!

Drago said...

Pro-marxist pro-CRT Biden voter LLR Chuck: "I am also by far the leading target of such attacks on these comments pages."

LOL

LLR Chuck combines his now patented "Eddie Haskell" Mode with pure leftist Victimhood Mode.

Which makes perfect sense given his long record of democratical/far left boosterism at this very blog that he proudly vowed to disrupt.

Drago said...

Chris Lopes: "The real problem was how it was done. The sudden, ill planned bug out (over military objections) that created the cluster f*CK is what people are complaining about. The decisions made were Biden's, not Trump's."

You clearly do not share Joe Biden's and LLR Chuck's strategic objectives: arming islamic supremacists, undermining America's reputation and empowering the ChiComs.

If you shared Biden's and LLR Chuck's strategic objectives you would view Biden's actions in Afghanistan as an unqualified success.