March 29, 2010

On a mountaintop in Central City, Colorado.

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65 comments:

JAL said...

Cool.

The weather as well as the fish eyed cemetary.

Enjoying yourselves?

Do we get to see food later?

traditionalguy said...

Thar's gold, silver and lead in them thar hills. Thousands of Georgia gold rush miners left for Sacramento in 1849, and then ended up in Colorado mountains after the gold was gone. No wonder the southern accent is all over the Central Valley and the Colorado mining areas too.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Please, please, Ann. I have been looking at flat, snow covered land for going on 4 months. There you are on a mountain top, taking pictures that squish the mountains. Give a hill-deprived girl a break and put away the fish eye!

The child's grave stone reminds me of my mother's two brothers who died as babies. Something that used to be so common, but now we are shocked to hear of. If you ever take a walk around an older cemetery, it is sad to look at all the graves of children and young adults who died in the flu epidemic of 1918. My uncle nearly died in that one.

Irene said...

I hope you get a chance to visit the Central City Opera House. Our family saw a charming production of The Merry Widow there in the summer of 1967.

edutcher said...

Puts me in mind of a visit I made with my sister and her family to Fairfield, Utah, the last stop on the eastern leg of the Pony Express before Salt Lake. Same wrought iron gateway to the cemetery. That was in summer, though. Her little boy of three that day turns 21 tomorrow.

All the best, Doug.

WV "unallyin" What The Zero is doing to Britain and Israel.

ricpic said...

Jeremiah Johnson: Just where is it I could find bear, beaver and other critters worth cash money when skinned?

Robidoux: Ride due west as the sun sets. Turn left at the Rocky Mountains.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Can't Althouse put down her wineglass long enough to take a few pictures on a mountain top? Ridiculous! And don't tell me that's a fisheye lense.

AlphaLiberal said...

Good news! RNC Chair Michael Steele promises a penetrating no-holds barred investigation into use of RNC donor funds at a bondage-themed strip club!

Daily Caller has the blow-by-blow.

AlphaLiberal said...

This whole Bondage club story is going to just whip the Republican Party.

Calypso Facto said...

Glad to see Alpha supporting the Tea Party's ascendancy!

I should have known you would, since you're always such a good sport! No myopic, fish-eye, image distorting view for you.

Revenant said...

The truly shocking news here is that Alpha is physically capable of linking to a right-of-center website.

Political sex scandals? Well, we've seen plenty of those and (if we're lucky) we'll see plenty more. But AL linking to a site from outside the progressive echo chamber? That's something new and unexpected. :)

AlphaLiberal said...

Oh, you think the Tea Party can break the Republican Party of their bondage to corporate interests?

Or just tie them more in knots?

AlphaLiberal said...

Rev, I keep a wide open mind but I'm not so much into the "wide stance".

AlphaLiberal said...

This whole RNC lesbian bondage story should stimulate the economy -- for comedians. Comedy gold!

Word is that the donors were just trying to tie down the RNC on some slippery positions.

Calypso Facto said...

Alpha: I think the Tea Party will break neither the Republican NOR the Democratic bondage to corporate interests. I just hope that they get people within both of those long-corrupt organizations to start acting with a little fiscal responsibility...

wv: wistsker. A whisker hopeful of becoming part of a beard.

Calypso Facto said...

Now off to help my 17 year-old son fill out his first tax return. Hopefully he learns to love paying taxes, since he's gonna have a big hole to dig us out of during his lifetime.

Rialby said...

The question I have is - does AL have both hands on the keyboard as he furtively turns out these posts?

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey, I'm sorry to have fun at the Republicans' "expense." You must find this bondage story humiliating.

David said...

Sunshine.

Happiness.

bagoh20 said...

"This whole Bondage club story is going to just whip the Republican Party."

The story this year is how we escape the bondage of the Democrats.

That's something that actually affects the people of this country, not your "liberal" keyhole gazing.

TMink said...

Alpha, those are the funniest and most enjoyable posts I have read from you in over a year.

Well done.

Carry on.

Trey

Penny said...

Actually, it's fun, AL!

And "stories" are hardly ever humiliating.

bagoh20 said...

I never quite developed an appreciation for the fish-eye lens, nor bondage for that matter. An obsession with either can affect your perception,... Alpha.

Penny said...

Hey, Trey, long time no see!

Come on over here. There's an empty seat. This could get "interesting".

AlphaLiberal said...

Stole this one:
"The republicans have a small tent...but it has a brass pole."

Man this is stimulating funny bones everywhere.

David said...
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David said...

I'm sure you stole it AL. It's too funny to be your own.

AlphaLiberal said...

The story made Senator "Diaper" Dave Vitter crap his drawers. So he's happy.


(eewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww)

AlphaLiberal said...

Gee, David, you seem awfully uptight. Hard to loosen up?

Irene said...

At least he was doing it with party money rather than

. . .

with a young, subordinate intern in his office.

Penny said...

Verdigris is lovely. Brass is a bit harsh though. Especially when polished.

Not that anyone here would polish their brass pole for a small tent.

AlphaLiberal said...

Yeah, Irene. that's a whole different Republican.

And when Jon Ensign paid off his cuckolded staffer after screwing the guy's wife, he used Mumsey and Daddy's money. Much better!

Aw, now you made me get serious...

AprilApple said...

Liberal, Fascism

"Marc Garlasco, war crimes expert for the leftist Human Rights Watch, is a Nazi memorabilia fanatic."

but of course.
http://tinyurl.com/yagm7t6

AprilApple said...

Nice photos. It was a great day - even though it's mud season in the Rockies.

AlphaLiberal said...

OK, bipartisanship: At least Elliot Spitzer paid for his whores with his own money.

Why he had to resign for that and Ensign is still in office I'll never understand.

Again, serious. I need to go somewhere funny.

Irene said...

Aw, shucks AL. You were on such an amusing roll!

Touche.

I guess it goes to show that sex in politics is a bipartisan stream.

wv: pubin. *no kidding*

Irene said...

FWIW, "amusing roll" is not a typo.

AlphaLiberal said...

Though I'm still waiting for the female politician sex scandal... has there ever been one?

Irene said...

Though I'm still waiting for the female politician sex scandal... has there ever been one?

Catherine the Great.

Ann Althouse said...

"taking pictures that squish the mountains."

No, the fisheye adds curve. We are on top of a mountain, and it is flat up there. The mountains at the perimeter looked low because we were high.

Penny said...

Hell no! We are FAR more discrete.

Calypso Facto said...

Ahh. Took too long to post and see the tide has turned back away from feigned seriousness. Good!

Meade said...

"The mountains at the perimeter looked low because we were high."

On life. We were high on life!

Penny said...

We are, in fact, SO discrete that we don't run for office, lest our sex scandals be exposed.

edutcher said...

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey, I'm sorry to have fun at the Republicans' "expense." You must find this bondage story humiliating.

If this is what it takes to get rid of Steele and his buds from the RNC, fine with me!

Hate to spoil your day.

Stole this one:
"The republicans have a small tent...but it has a brass pole."


At least we have them. The Demos are such a pack of limp wieners.

AprilApple said...

http://www.dailygut.com/?i=4529

David said...

Perhaps we are too hard on Mr. Steele and (again) not skeptical enough of the media. The RNC says: "We are investigating the expenditure in question. The story willfully and erroneously suggests that the expenditure in question was one belonging to the chairman. This was a reimbursement made to a non-committee staffer. The chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable. Good reporting would make that distinction crystal clear. The committee has requested that the monies be returned to the committee and that the story be corrected so that it is accurate."

We'll see.

Calypso Facto said...

As for female sex scandals...how about Catherine the Great? It's a long ways back, but it's the stuff of legend!

Alright...enough for tonight.

Ann and Meade, enjoy the "High Life"!
NTTAWWT

JAL said...

I just was wondering if AL has been having wine without dinner.

:-)

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AprilApple said...

Travis said...

Althouse & Meade, the Central City graveyard is one of my favorite places on earth. You should see it when the leaves are changing. If you're in the mood for fine Italian food, I recommend Mangia in Idaho Springs, just over the Oh My God Road.

Revenant said...

Hey, I'm sorry to have fun at the Republicans' "expense." You must find this bondage story humiliating.

Wouldn't we have to actually like or respect the RNC leadership to find this story humiliating?

edutcher said...

Poor Alpha. Nobody's going ballistic the way he hoped. There's no real freude without conservative schaude, is there?

Irene said...

Though I'm still waiting for the female politician sex scandal... has there ever been one?

Catherine the Great.


Do you mean the horse (which I thought had been disproved), or just that she was a fun date?

AlphaLiberal said...

When cuddling is scandalous, female pol sex scandals will be widespread.

"Steele blows RNC funds on private jets and lesbian-bondage .."

Penny said...

"Wouldn't we have to actually like or respect the RNC leadership to find this story humiliating?"

Apparently not. You have left better Republicans behind, when it's convenient to "the story" or the post du jour.

George Bush comes to mind.

AlphaLiberal said...

Free puns.

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and
says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

Pun intended.

Irene said...

Do you mean the horse (which I thought had been disproved), or just that she was a fun date?

"Fun" date. See also Elizabeth I. Women of those eras could not have ruled the way they did had they had men in their shadows.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

This topic has bounced around more than a...more than a...Hey,is there a Texan out there who can supply an apt analogy?

Thanks,

Toy

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey has Rush Limbaugh moved to Costa Rica yet?

Revenant said...

Hey has Rush Limbaugh moved to Costa Rica yet?

Are you kidding? Barack Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Rush Limbaugh. Obama's even further left than Clinton was, without the drawbacks of being competent and popular. All in all, what more could a right-wing talk radio personality want in a President?

Chip Ahoy said...

Central City Cemetary

Here Lies Allison Yeast.
You'll Be Pardoned For Not Rising

Here Lies Florence Payne
Age 102
How The Good Die Young.

Here Lies Jefferson Flowe
Who at Mountain's Edge
Said "Giddyup" Instead of "Whoa"

Here Lies Miner Hubert Rhyme
Went down to Earth One Last Time.

Bill Blake
No Horse Thief He
Hung By Mistake

Here Lays Butch
Planted Raw
Quick to Anger
Slow on the Draw

Here Lies the Body of Elizabeth Bent
Kicked Up Her Heels
And Away She Went

Beneath this stone my wife does lie
She's now at Rest and So Am I

I Told You Bastards I Was Sick.

Here Lies Joyce
She'd Rather Not
But Had No Choice

Here Lies Silent as Day
Miss Annabelle Mary Young
Who On This Fourteenth Day of May
Finally Learned To Hold Her Tongue

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As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Chip,

Ma loved Pa,
Pa loved women.
Ma caught Pa
With two in swimmin'.

Here lies Pa


WV: psynets: What Trey could throw around here and catch some nice specimens for the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. (*Heavy psy*)

wolfgang said...

Ann,

You can drive north from Central City to Nederland, CO (See Frozen Dead Guys Days). North of Nederland is what used to be the town of Caribou (and Cardinal). In the hills above the ghost town is a cemetery - a bit hard to find, but worth the trip. Oh, I forgot it's March and you probably can't get to Caribou this time of year.