October 27, 2012

At the Rhymes-With-Cranium Café...

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... think of something to say.

61 comments:

Ali Karim Bey said...

I hope Romney wins.

BUT, we must accept an alternative scenario:

Obama squeaks through WI, IA, or OH and wins.

What will be the 2nd term look like immediately?

First, NYT will come to Obama superior life.
Second, Obama will claim to have mandate and attempt to use bipartisanship. If anytime GOP challenges, then every-one in the press will go after them.

So, the 2nd term will not only be like the first, but even worse.

I am already feeling the economy. I hope I survive the 2nd term, if Obama wins.

seyferth said...

"Don't speak unless you can improve the silence." Chinese Proverb

Enough said, ironically.

EMD said...

Unobtainium!

sydney said...

Crane's bill geranium?

lemondog said...

A cranium made of titanium filled with uranium will sprout a geranium

Sunslut7 said...

Ann,
A story is going around that General Haim of Africom has been summarily relieved for attempting to intervene in Linya. AQnother two general officers have also ben relieved as a part of the same incident.

Can you you confirm or check this out? Also a Navy Admiral commanding the Stenis battle group was relieved as well.

Curious!

MPH said...

Drudgetaposition

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Left Column ) Hurricane Sandy
Center Column ) Hurricane Benghazi
Right Column ) Hurricane Romney

Tim said...

Five hours, 12 minutes to first pitch, Game 3.

GO GIANTS!!

rhhardin said...

Thursday trip to the vet for annual shots.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

It's not nice to highlight the ignorance of botanically-challenged people like me, making me try to guess what kind of flower rhymes with uranium. Althouse is a floralist.

edutcher said...

For those who want a reason to go out and join the retaking of America, this map will make you smile.

And note Jersey and Maine are also doable.

Sunslut7 said...

Ann,
A story is going around that General Haim of Africom has been summarily relieved for attempting to intervene in Linya. AQnother two general officers have also ben relieved as a part of the same incident.


It's Ham, not Haim, and Zero has just nominated his successor.

Here's a link to the story Insta posted.

Supposedly, both a Ranger unit and a Delta troop were both within reach.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Definitely hazardous waste: depleted geranium.

Having run an ornamental greenhouse for over a decade I would go so far as to suggest that it's the variety 'Rozanne' a wonderful, perennial true geranium. The potted "geraniums" are actually the 'pelargonium'.

sydney said...

Do the perennial geraniums do well in the north?

Freeman Hunt said...

I was filled with impotent rage last night while trying to shop for a lightweight stroller. They're mostly ugly and reminiscent of insects. It is extremely hard to compare models. One manufacturer website had a model comparison feature. "Great," I thought, "I can finally find out what the differences are." There was a nice table with features listed on the left and a separate column for each of the three strollers I was comparing...

and they all had the same checkmarks!

What the heck is that? What is the point of the comparison feature?

Stupid.

Picking a lightweight stroller is an unpleasant task because it is such a small thing, and yet the stakes are high because having a bad stroller is annoying.

I still don't know which one I'm going to buy.

Clyde said...

I posted this downstream, but I'll repost it here, since people are talking about it:

Re: the General Carter Ham rumor (and the fact that he was replaced at AFRICOM a week later by General David Rodriguez):

I saw all the preview trailers for the new TV show Last Resort, about a nuclear submarine crew that refuses orders to launch nukes at Pakistan and then has to go rogue when attacked by our own government. I thought that the whole premise was ridiculous, that our own government wouldn't fuck over our people like that. It appears that I was wrong.

Cedarford said...

Highly enriched uranium.

Great stuff!!
Worth a thousand times its weight in gold, (pre-Obama).

Surplus Sovietski stockpile powered half the plants in Europe and Asia for a decade, 20% of US nuke plants.

garage mahal said...

Garage A Trois

"Swellage".

All I can tell you is, yea, I've seen it. I know you want to click that link./ Go on. Do it. Do it now!

phx said...

My heart is crammed in my geranium
And it still knows how to pound
Got me so down I got me a headaaache!

Chip Ahoy said...

It started out as a whole drunken chicken.

And ended up a drowned potato. Maybe I should have called it Kennedy.

But that's not so interesting.

This is better. Eggs in cream.

Ninth hummingbird feeder completed.

Chip Ahoy said...

9th

Janette Kok said...

That looked more like a pansy than a geranium to me. But I grow zonal geraniums.

sydney said...

I like that fish hummingbird feeder, Chip Ahoy. I also liked the baby-bottle-cactus feeder. Are you just hanging them in your garden balcony or are you making them for profit?

ricpic said...

Suddenly a purple flower stood up and harrumphed:
"I will not stand for being merely decorative any longer.
Just because I'm pretty doesn't mean I haven't got a brain,
Doesn't mean I'll put up with being objectified forever!"
"Keep on like that and your petals will lose their plumpness and your color will fade," murmured the other flowers.
"Anyway, what's so terrible about being the cynosure of all eyes," they continued,
"Could have been much worse, could have been a dung beetle."
"Ooh, a dung beetle" and a shiver ran through the flower bed.

edutcher said...

Another interesting development in the Benghazi thing?

The Navy is "investigating 'inappropriate conduct'" of the commander of the Stennis carrier task force stationed in the Middle East.

If all this really is related to Benghazi, it should hit critical mass around the middle of the week.

traditionalguy said...

Ten-more-days- until terminatium is Romney's chant back to Zero's Four more Years chant.

ricpic said...

Contra Chip

It's not true that only the scrawny can eat eggs and cream;
Long as they have no compunctions about broad in the beam...
Anybody can.

yashu said...

Re the Ham rumors, I don't have the knowledge (e.g. on military matters) to evaluate them, but some skepticism is in order, according to DrewM at Ace of Spades, here.

The Farmer said...

Freeman Hunt said...

Picking a lightweight stroller is an unpleasant task because it is such a small thing, and yet the stakes are high because having a bad stroller is annoying.

I still don't know which one I'm going to buy.


Aare you talking about an umbrella stroller? My wife spent forever looking for one when the twins were born and finally settled on a Jeep because the consensus (mostly Amazon and Target customer reviews, I think) was that it was the best.

The thing is, I don't think any of them are particularly durable. This one has held up fine although the latches on the bottom that lock everything in are bowed and always look like they're about to bust. But we're three years in and it still works.

The Farmer said...

I totally forgot to buy my sound dock through the Althouse Amazon portal. I ended up buying the Bose. It sounds fantastic.

Anyway, I'm going to buy a MOX8 sooner or later; when I do, I will do my best to remember to hit the Althouse tip jar.

Issob Morocco said...

Upsidaisium?

Nov. 6th

Chip S. said...

I just carved a pumpkin, just to get into the Halloween spirit. Also b/c I like toasted pumpkin seeds.

Did it freehand, and put the eyes too low, so there was only room for a slit of a smile. Made the whole thing look sinister, unintentionally.

So now I've got a snarky jack o' lantern, which of course I kinda like. Would it scare kids, tho?

Bob Ellison said...

What's that word that means roughly "almost a rhyme"? Can't bring it up.

In any case, "spork" probably doesn't fall into that category with germanium. Maybe a few phrases like "Flay me, mum!" would. I don't want to think about what I just wrote might mean.

Bob Ellison said...

Maybe I was searching for "consonance". Interesting word. Doesn't seem quite it, though.

wildswan said...

Massachusetts people trying to evaluate the possible effect of the hurricane: it would be all bad - Scott Brown would be out in his truck towing cars, out with his chain saw clearing roads, phoning Washington for disaster aid. Scott Brown getting publicity just before the election when the polls are so tight would be like being hit by a catastrophic hurricane.

I wonder if people in the hurricane zone should vote early?

wildswan said...

Massachusetts people trying to evaluate the possible effect of the hurricane: it would be all bad - Scott Brown would be out in his truck towing cars, out with his chain saw clearing roads, phoning Washington for disaster aid. Scott Brown getting publicity just before the election when the polls are so tight would be like being hit by a catastrophic hurricane.

I wonder if people in the hurricane zone should vote early?

Joe Schmoe said...

Mulva?

edutcher said...

Saw that, too, yash.

We'll have to see.

For a minute, it looked like we might have a couple of incipient MacArthurs.

We may still.

Chip S. said...

Rumors like the Gen. Ham story thrive in darkness.

If we were told who actually made the Gutless Call™, this stuff would stop instantly.

wyo sis said...
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wyo sis said...

dissonance?
But I think that's about sound.

wyo sis said...

assonence?
Rhyming of the vowel sound.

wildswan said...

"the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice."

Now see what I want to know is what "minute" was it when Obama "found out what was happening." There were seven hours of 60 minutes - 420 minutes. At different minutes Obama would have found out different things eg. 60 minutes into the crisis he might have found out that the Ambassador was missing; 200 minutes in, he might have found out that the Ambassador was missing and the Annex was calling for help,;400 minutes in or the next morning he might have found out that the Ambassador was dead and so were three others and the someone had refused to help them. So which minute of the crisis was it when Obama found out?

Lem said...

Zooey Deschanel is singing the National Anthem..

She did ok... but I dont care... I'm in love.

Ali Karim Bey said...

Professor Ann and Meade:

Perhaps, there needs to be a discussion-thread on what will happen if Romney loses. It is possible. So, what will be the initial media reports.

Here are a few:

- Romney-Ryan did not have an aggressive mailing operation. Example: I did not get a single USmail notice about them. I did however get one each week from Obama-Biden for last 4-6 weeks. Why? I never saw anyone in the building getting a GOP mailer. What gives?

- Did the GOP primaries damage Romney, which allowed Obama-Biden to create a caricature of him? IF so, who did the damage? What is Newt or Rick? Will they be brought to accept this blame?

- Will the media be held accountable? Example: Had NYT focused on Benghazi, this race would have been over?

- Will GOP blame to two specific people in the Senate campaign: The IN guy and the MO guy. Both are BACKWARD about women's health. This reduce the women vote.

What are you thoughts? This discussion is needed as it will be on the front page starting the day of the election.

Cheers,
AKB

Chip Ahoy said...

Bob Ellison said...
What's that word that means roughly "almost a rhyme"?


Alliteration?

BaltoHvar said...

Ali -

I am not superstitious, but I think it is bad luck to talk about that right now.

S. said...

Ali -

I am not superstitious. I think talking about it is a little like advice my mom gave me about having an umbrella handy "Better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it." In my view talking about it means we can vet it out here and it won't come to fruition. Saturday night logic at it's finest.

I have receive a zillion Romney mailers. Probably more then Obama ones. I am not sure why. I live in Madison but I think I answered a survey somewhere along the line and am on a list.

Ali Karim Bey said...

BaltoHvar: I only ask this as at the polling station I was the only one (in the group of 10 to 12) who ended voting for GOP. Every-one had a card (mailer) from the DNC. I am nervous, very nervous. I wish there was a Woodward or Bernstein with a focused writing on Benghazi.

S. said...

Ali -

I am not superstitious. I think talking about it is a little like advice my mom gave me about having an umbrella handy "Better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it." In my view talking about it means we can vet it out here and it won't come to fruition. Saturday night logic at it's finest.

I have receive a zillion Romney mailers. Probably more then Obama ones. I am not sure why. I live in Madison but I think I answered a survey somewhere along the line and am on a list.

Ali Karim Bey said...

S.: Good point. This week will be worse for the GOP. WIth NYT endorsement of Obama, tomorrow it will take up all the oxygen of media.

Next week, the Air Force One will take over the friendly skies. It is like taking an exam. You really cannot study the last day/night. The smart ones relax. This week is like the last night before the midterm. Is Romney relaxed? Yes.

But, I am still worried as I saw David Axe on CNN with Wolf Blitzer saying that they are ready to begin the 2nd term...

The Farmer said...

Ali Karim Bey said...
- Romney-Ryan did not have an aggressive mailing operation. Example: I did not get a single USmail notice about them. I did however get one each week from Obama-Biden for last 4-6 weeks. Why? I never saw anyone in the building getting a GOP mailer. What gives?


We've been inundated with ads from the Romney campaign and it's gotten worse over the past couple weeks. Way more than Obama. Literally about 10-1 in Romney's favor. We got TWO in today's mail, plus another in a long line of anti-Baldwin ads.

Ali Karim Bey said...

The Farmer: Good for you. I hope WI goes to GOP. Could not get to the WH without it.

Ali Karim Bey said...

Message to NYT Jill Abrahanson:

Do you want NYT to have a pulitzer like WashPost had for Watergate?

If so, here is the tip: Benghazi.

" You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin' "
(from Nancy Sinatra, These Boots Are Made for Walkin')

Freeman Hunt said...

Farmer,

Yes, the umbrella stroller. I have nice, massive outdoor strollers, but I got rid of my original lightweight stroller because I never used it. Now circumstances have changed, and I need to use an umbrella stroller often. I've been using a $10 Target cheapie, and that's been excellent. (Held up better than the original $200 lightweight stroller we had.) However, I don't think it's very comfortable, and we're starting to have to use it a lot, so I need something else. I'll add Jeep to the list of brands to check out.

deborah said...

Saccharum spontaneum.

MadisonMan said...

I'm wondering how many billions of dollars damage Sandy will do. I'm thinking more than $5bn, and maybe more than $10bn.

Lem said...

If it turns out that Obama after some deliberation chose to not lunch a Benghazi rescue... its reprehensible... its callous... but does it rise to the level of criminality? does it rise to the level of impeachment?

What am I missing?

High Crimes is whatever the congress says it is...

Chip Ahoy said...

woman cannot fit her foot into her sunglasses.

Tim said...

Giants win, 2-0 over the Tigers, and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Series.

Tigers could rally back, of course, but that'll be hard.

And most experts picked the Tigers.

Just like they did Obama.

Alan said...

I didn't get to the Paglia post early, so I'll comment here. The woman makes me want to scream. First, how does someone as intensely aware of Political Correctness as Paglia EVER get the notion DURING THE ELECTION that Obama would be a plus towards racial healing? Even if it weren't for the race-baiting church, Obama never had any history of standing up to the root of racial divisiveness in this country - the McCarthyite race-baiting of the Left. What was she thinking might happen?

Second...her attacks against Obama's statism confuse the living hell out of me. This is a woman who voted for the uber-statist Green Party in the past. Illogical. Illogical. All units relate. All units. Norman, co-ordinate...

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