May 14, 2022

Sunrise series.

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As you can see in picture #3, I had a lot of company this morning. University students, I presume. There's lots of graduation activity in Madison today. Maybe these kids had been out all night, because they were firmly in place when I arrived at the location at 5:25. I wasn't trying to eavesdrop on them. I had AirPods in and music playing, but I couldn't help picking up that they were snacking on Cinnamon Toast Cheerios and discussing other cereals — specifically Cap'n Crunch and Lucky Charms.

Speaking of lucky and music and the sun, as I write this, I'm listening to...

37 comments:

Carol said...

My graduation was back when school still ended in June. It was so nice on campus by then. Not cold and windy like it is now.

But everyone got in such a big freaking hurry.

Ann Althouse said...

We've had record heat for the last few days here in Madison. Today was better, but it's been kind of annoying, because otherwise, April and May have been unusually cold — like in the 40s. But then we had 3 days where it hit 90. I like lots of days in the 50s and 60s, and it looks like we're going back to that.

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Friendo said...

Wonderful. Full of wonder.

Browndog said...

Recovered from your Roe v Wade breakdown yet?

Obviously not.

Bob Boyd said...

What if more Marty Byrdes married Ruth Langmores instead of Wendy Byrdes?

Lem said...

Report: "Clarence Thomas says Supreme Court changed by leak of draft abortion opinion"

"When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I'm in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It's like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can't undo it," he said while speaking at a conference Friday evening in Dallas.

As I understand the workings of SCOTUS, the drafts served to circulate ideas. If you think an unpopular idea might get leaked, would you put it in circulation and hope and pray it won't get leaked?

Self-censorship is the worse form of censorship.

When the ends justify the means, not even presidential elections are sacred.

Lem said...

Reports of Mass Shooting in Buffalo NY.

Ralph L said...

There was a "Monday morning beer for breakfast" group in my college eating house one year. The hard core put it on cereal. Not sugary kids' cereal, either, grown-up cereal.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

May in Pugetopolis is usually sunny and warm, with temperatures in the 80's at times. It's a prelude to summer, followed by June Gloom, where the weather reverts back to cool and cloudy. This year, it's been colder and rainier than normal. We'd get a couple of pleasant days in a row, to be followed by many days of rain. Snow plows were operating in US 101, near Lake Pleasant. The elevation there is only 400-ft!

CO2 does not cause "Climate Change." That's reserved to the sun, the Earth's orbital and inclination characteristics and the ocean currents. The climate models run hot. James Hansen modeled climate on Venus before he started modeling it here. He's fixated on CO2 because that's all he knows. CO2 is his hammer and all weather deviations are his nails to be pounded down by his hammer.

JZ said...

Bob Dylan singing Lucky Old Sun sounds good. Lord knows Dylan’s voice has its weaknesses, but I have been listening to it for 60 years.

Mutaman said...

"The setting for Justice Thomas’s remarks was a conference sponsored by several conservative and libertarian groups — the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute and the Hoover Institution"
Times

Totally inappropriate for a Judge to speak in front of this groups just like it would be inappropriate for Sonia to speak in front of a liberal group.

Congress and Roberts need to crack down on this significant appearance of bias.

Drago said...

Mutaman: "Congress and Roberts need to crack down on this significant appearance of bias."

LOL

Mutaman said...

Trump: I think they had a tragic event in Buffalo. Tragic event in Buffalo with numerous people being killed. In 18 months in Afghanistan, we lost nobody

Mutaman said...

The great conservative jurist John Harlan (He wrote the opinion in Clay v US-Ali's draft case) would not even vote because he did not want to indicate any political bias. Thomas doesn't understand this basic principle of jurisprudence.

Narayanan said...

I really don't get this big fuss about leaks!

if drafts are treated a la work in progress = which academics pass around = for input from colleagues = may be the best practice is to be open all the way in the future.

so far what seems missing is response from the other justices to Alito's WIP.

and that is something I would be interested in seeing.

iowan2 said...

April and May have been unusually cold — like in the 40s. But then we had 3 days where it hit 90

I heard the state of Iowa climatologist on the noon farm show last week. Said Iowa had the coldest April in 150 years.
Track night time lows, not daytime highs. You can add 20F to the night time low for the daytime high and wont be off far, absent fronts moving through.

lonejustice said...

A mellow mushroom morning ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHo1fNnXFVU&t=41s

tim in vermont said...

Buffalo shooter had Ukrainian Nazi symbol on his manifesto. NZ shooter he copycatted trained in Ukraine. But the liberals assure me that these Nazis are good ones and that the US is not compromising its values by adopting them.

Twitter is already banning people who point to evidence that the shooter has strong links to the Ukrainian white supremacists.

Humperdink said...

Trumpism larger than Trump. There is a Kathy Barnette storm rising in Pa. Dr. Oz, he of Oprah and dual citizenship fame (US and Turkey), is looking over his shoulder.

tim in vermont said...

Holy crap.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GonzaloLira1968/status/1525698407251206145

wendybar said...

Mutaman said...
"The setting for Justice Thomas’s remarks was a conference sponsored by several conservative and libertarian groups — the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute and the Hoover Institution"
Times

Totally inappropriate for a Judge to speak in front of this groups just like it would be inappropriate for Sonia to speak in front of a liberal group.

Congress and Roberts need to crack down on this significant appearance of bias.

5/14/22, 8:56 PM

Then YOU must have REALLY hated Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spoke in front of liberal groups all the time when she was alive.

wendybar said...

Mutaman said...
The great conservative jurist John Harlan (He wrote the opinion in Clay v US-Ali's draft case) would not even vote because he did not want to indicate any political bias. Thomas doesn't understand this basic principle of jurisprudence.

5/14/22, 9:25 PM

You really should take a look at Sonia Sotomoyer then.

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wendybar said...

THIS is child abuse. They are forcing children to lie when they can see with their own eyes what pronoun the other child should be called. The school should be sued by the parents for indoctrination idiocy. I am NOT going to call someone THEY. Sexual harassment for not lying??? Progressives are pushing the angry bear again...and it is going to bite them in the ass. https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/05/wisconsin-middle-schoolers-charged-with-sexual-harassment-for-failing-to-use-preferred-pronouns/

farmgirl said...

That made my morning, lonejustice.
I feel like I may have stumbled upon it once before. Gets deep into the heart- all of those gifted people!

I save the sunrises for the morning- pretending I am there. Today we have a soaking rain. Much, much needed.

The grass is growing!! Yay!!
It means more to a farmer than anyone else could know.

jaydub said...

In news from the Eastern front, a 550 man Ruskie motorized rifle brigade was obliterated by artillery while trying to cross the Siverskyi Donets River, resulting in an estimated 450 casualties and 80 destroyed vehicles. Internal Ruskie milbloggers are now openly apoplectic over the incompetence of the Ruskie general staff and calling for heads to roll while Finland just gave Putin the finger. On the Western front, the Buffalo shooter reportedly had a bad symbol on his correspondence which precipitated Vermont's surrender. Again.

Scott Patton said...

Learned a new 4 letter word yesterday. Rune.
Curious about the etymology of midriff - (Old English mid+hrif) then 10 minutes later saw a link(Transterrestrial Musings) to an article about a new book, The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English.

Humperdink said...

Townhall headline: "Illegal Immigrants Called the Cops on Fox News Host"

Read that again ... slowly.

tim in vermont said...

Funny thing, jaydub, but the fighting is now on the Uke side of the river, suggesting that the Russians crossed it and hold the bridgehead. Weapons we are sending are just dragging out the war and costing Ukrainian lives, no matter what Uke/CIA agitprop you might be reading. Many of those destroyed "Russian tanks" were units that the Ukrainians use, and Russia no longer does. There was certainly heavy fighting there, and both sides took casualties, but the outcome was that the Russians won the battle and hold the ground.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

King County sent out property valuations this week. Our property valuation went up 32%. The Seattle Times story reported:

"Home values are up all over the county, but particularly in Eastside areas such as Redmond (43% on average), Woodinville (44%) and Kirkland (44.5%). The Sammamish Plateau topped the list with a 52% increase from the previous year. That’s double the still eye-popping 26% increase in Federal Way."

gilbar said...

#1 is Good! It's Bloody Good!

Lem said...

The supremes are the most transparent government institution.

There’s no there there.

veni vidi vici said...

Those are some of your best photos.

jaydub said...

"no matter what Uke/CIA agitprop you might be reading..."

Tim I get most of my daily info from The Institute for the Study of War, a non partisan think tank that is widely respected in the military circles of which I am a part. It publishes a daily sitrep on Ukraine under the site "Understandingwar.org" and it provides detailed analysis, including receipts, maps and conflict hotspots. The biographies and qualifications of the analysts are listed and available if you want to review. Try reading the daily analysis (the 14 May entry, interalia details the aborted river crossing) including the drop down which provides the specific details supporting the analysis summary, just click on the summary to get the detail. You can walk back day by day to 24 Feb if you want to see what the quality of their analysis looks like as well as the reliability of their reporting.

Which Kremlin office do you get your info from?

Mutaman said...

"Then YOU must have REALLY hated Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spoke in front of liberal groups all the time when she was alive."

Ginsburg was wrong and she should have been sanctioned for these actions.