May 14, 2012

At the Tablescape Café...

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... there's a place for you.

27 comments:

edutcher said...

I see you've left your Indian jewelry for us to peruse.

PS I think you need to fix Crack's link in your sidebar.

Jason (the commenter) said...

... there's a place for you.

Where? Are we supposed to stand outside? I don't see any empty chairs!

rhhardin said...
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rhhardin said...

Spraying winter wheat video

Jason (the commenter) said...

rhhardin: Spraying winter wheat video

Don't worry people. I watched it and it's not his dog doing the spraying!

JohnnyT1948 said...

I don't know if our hostess knows that she was linked, quoted and criticized on www.bloggingblue.com today.

"In her own commentary, Althouse wrote, “On top of that, I’d say get rid of the recall mechanism altogether,” a notion that’s troubling to me.

Recalls are one of the mechanisms the citizenry has in place in order to hold their elected officials accountable, and removing the option of recalling elected officials does nothing but remove one layer of accountability from our government. While I appreciate the argument that recalls can be abused, leading to a perpetual cycle of regular and recall elections, the recall process (at least here in Wisconsin) does not lend itself to frivolous recalls. Gathering the number of signatures required to trigger a recall election is no small feat, especially statewide, as the individuals who tried to recall former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle learned.

While I’m open to arguments about how Wisconsin’s recall process can be modified to make it more effective, efficient, and free from abuses, getting rid of the recall mechanism altogether is a terrible idea.

Lem said...

... there's a place for you.

You'll have the full support and backing of the MeadeHouse and all its tentacles ;)

Lem said...

Recalls are one of the mechanisms the citizenry has in place in order to hold their elected officials accountable..

Wisconsin already has that mechanism.. its called elections.. every four years.. perhaps you haven't heard of them.

JohnnyT1948 said...

Lem - That was a quote from www.bloggingblue.com.
they live in a fantasy world over there.

Ann Althouse said...

I notice links when the send traffic here. The blog you mention didn't register on the site meter. Looking now, I see like one hit.

Palladian said...

My desk-scape while looking at your desk-scape

pm317 said...
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Phil 3:14 said...

Palladian wrote:
My desk-scape while looking at your desk-scape

If only we could get the professor to shoot her desk top with that picture on the screen. Then we could approach the haunting image of the Land 'o Lakes box.

Craig said...

Douglas MacArthur's grandfather was only governor of Wisconsin for four days.

Quayle said...

I'm going to argue that we seem to have totally lost sight of the fact that by design the lower houses - the 'representatives' with their shorter terms - are supposed to be the steering wheel of the states and the federal government.

The problem as I see it, at least with the federal government, is that the representatives don't want to go on record as having made difficult choices in the design of the legislation, so they leave huge empty boxes for the administration to fill in later.

Which results in a transfer of power to the office and branch of government that comes up for election typically every 4 years.

So, I argue that we don't need recalls, or shorter terms for governors.

Rather, we need to use the offices they way they were designed (rapid changes through the lower house) and force our legislators to write the laws to a greater detail, leaving less leeway and power to the administrator.

Carnifex said...

@Quayle

No, no, no, logic and reason are not allowed in the echo chamber. Only talking points, and mantras.

ALH said...

Summary of the Lt Governor mini-debate on WISN.com :

Rebecca Kleefisch (R): "I am Scott Walker"

Mahlon Mitchell (D): "I am a firefighter and firefighters bring people together"

ALH said...

"I notice links when the send traffic here. The blog you mention didn't register on the site meter. Looking now, I see like one hit."

Ouch! That one's gonna leave a mark.

wyo sis said...

You can see how many times a person looks at your blog? Oh, ----. No I'm not obsessed. Shut up.!

Lem said...

Damn.. Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit cleaning my desk.

Lem said...

I sent Fred Stoller a Tweet re my encounter with him.. Its unlikely I will hear back.

I was thinking he must remember me.. the line was bigger than a 'forgettable' high school prank.. At least to me it is.

A little acknowledgement that.. hey this is the guy that gave me that line.. maybe thats too much to ask.

I suppose I can try again later. Dont want to 'stalk' the guy.

rhhardin said...

My main computer is a Dell Inspiron 1200 (2005)

I'm a slow adopter.

External monitor and keyboard though.

It replaced a dead windows 95 machine.

Wait until they get the bugs out, is the rule.

Mitchell said...

There's a place for you.
Right here a place for you.
Jewelry, flowers and all things dear
Wait for you
Right here.

Curious George said...

"Phil 3:14 said...
If only we could get the professor to shoot her desk top with that picture on the screen. Then we could approach the haunting image of the Land 'o Lakes box."

Did anyone else do this as a kid?

Land O Lakes Box Trick

Lem said...

In Althousia Rh stands for austere ;)

EMD said...

Althouse keeps a lot of programs open.

paminwi said...

I want to know why garage has been so quiet about Tom Barrett's wife using the Milwaukee Public School system email system for political purposes! garage, garage, where or where are you? Or is it "nothing to see here. Move on, move on."

Now Barrett's worried about someone using his wife for a political hatchet job but he had no problem with people going after Scott Walker's KIDS!

Pathetic hypocrites!