January 28, 2013

At the Winter Sunset Café...

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... it's not that bleak.

33 comments:

Sorun said...

Hilarious: Petition to replace Secret Service with "Gun Free Zones."

MadisonMan said...

No, it's not bleak. We're about to have another day that's record warm for the month!

Bob Ellison said...

Beautiful photograph.

ricpic said...

Wow. Beautiful.

One suggestion: could the head of the foreground figure (black) by defined by ever so slightly lightening the black horizon treeline around it? That's the only thing that bothers me, that his head is lost (black on black).

m stone said...

Is that Meade, poised for battle with the Isthmus commenters in the foreground?

Is it me or are the gun-control crazies digging themselves into a deep hole? Regardless, they are diverting attention away from the deficit and budget, but that reality will catch up.

Lem said...

Have you noticed how much Drudge links to English Media?

Shouting Thomas said...

Not bleak at all.

Working on recording two new CDs. Just sitting at home and experimenting with the new studio.

Politics does not control my life.

Cleaning house, doing yoga, getting ready for gigs and playing at Mass.

Life is good.

EDH said...

Where's a good Zamboni when you need one?

Big Mike said...

Miserable weather here in the Washington metropolitan area. Lucky I can work from home.

I see that Obama claims he goes skeet shooting all the time. Wonder why I think he's confusing it with snipe hunting.

ricpic said...

English Media are free to report inconvenient truths about America, about England I wouldn't know.

Lem said...

There is virtually no check on Obama being conducted by our press.

None, zero, zippity do dah.

AEH said...

Lem: I have noticed. I think it is a wise move to not link much to Fox News considering that liberals tend to take Comedy Central news more seriously than Fox. I personally like to read Israel's take on US news.

Shouting Thomas said...

Wow, Lem, thanks for the link to Satchmo doing "Zippity Zoo Dah!"

The great master covered the tune before it was declared racist!

Outta sight!

Shouting Thomas said...

There is virtually no check on Obama being conducted by our press.

Every once in a while, they pull Obama's dick out of their throats and check the moisture line to see how far down it went.

Lem said...

Ev'rything is satisfactual.

AEH said...

Shouting Thomas said: "Every once in a while, they pull Obama's dick out of their throats and check the moisture line to see how far down it went."

Sometime, somebody will vomit from this behavior.

Coketown said...

I hate to be Coketown Downer by ruining a perfectly lovely thread with an incendiary comment, but I hadn't heard this story until now and thought others would find it interesting. Basically, the map the Journal News put up of gun permit holders--the one that led to houses being specifically targeted by thieves--was wildly inaccurate to begin with.

Just 3,907 of the 16,998 permit-holding households displayed on the Journal News' Rockland County map were current; the rest were classified as "historical," with no updates in the past five years, explains Rockland's county clerk.

wildswan said...

We have the state governors, a majority of Congressional districts, and the blogs. They have the Presidency, the Senate, the big cities and the MSM. Once they would have rolled over us; now they are excluding us. They are running up debt at the Federal level; we are paying it down at the state level. Once it would have been unthinkable for politicians at the Federal level to call minorities names; now they call a huge majority "irresponsible". The lying is blatant and absurd: "I shoot skeets all the time." The abdication of responsibility is total: "what does it matter?" Will this go on and on?

edutcher said...

*&^%$^$%&*%^&$%^ Get off of that ice and up on the ^&#$%&^% land!

Big Mike said...

I see that Obama claims he goes skeet shooting all the time. Wonder why I think he's confusing it with snipe hunting.

They look just like the savage jackelope.

Chip Ahoy said...

As usual I didn't know what to wear. Stepping out on the terrace hardly helps at all. By the time I got downstairs it was snowing. The kind that flurries then melts then freezes at night.

I noticed guy wearing a t-shirt across the street on a skateboard, barely visible through the fluttering snow. I mentioned that to the first person I encountered who stopped my progress and asked for a dollar. I didn't have any bills in my pocket as usual. The person turned out to be a woman, I didn't know that at first. I opened my wallet and pulled out a ten and she f'd the f out right there, jumped up and down and squeezed my body. She kissed me and said THANK GOD all I need is my cigarettes and something, some kind of liquor that I don't know about. I told her i was walking to the nearby store and pointed to it, and invited her to walk with me. So we did. So now I have a new friend and all I know about her is her name is something that starts with a D and she lives nearby and she smokes and drinks, and is immensely grateful for 10 dollars that cheerfully comes with no scripture.

Lem said...

I'm catching up on Downton Abbey... I'm up to episode 5 Season 1.

The regularity with which people wander in thru the door at the least possible moment has me expecting it at every scene.

Other than that... Its good. So far.

Tim said...

Our president, who throws like a girl, is a football fan who doesn't like football. The president says that some of those changes might make football, in his words, "a bit less exciting" but that it will be much better for players. "And those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much," he said.

Jim Harbaugh, Niners coach, responds appropriately: "I have a four-month-old son, Jack Harbaugh, and if President Obama feels that way, then there will be a little less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets older," Harbaugh replied, stirring the room into laughter.

Great answer, and Harbaugh wasn't finished.

"It's still early," Harbaugh continued. "Jack is five months old but he's a really big kid. He's got an enormous head. We don't have a 40 time on him yet, but his wingspan is plus-one. As soon as he grows into that head, he's going to be something. It's early, but expectations are high for young Jack."

Love my team's coach. He'll punk your team, and he'll punk our pansy president.

Cedarford said...

IN brighter news in a dismal winter and a dismal time for America - in sunny, hot Australia, Novak Djokovic won his third straight Australian Open tennis title with matchless skill and athleticism.

And in other, definitely more important than a great tennis player sort of news - we found a couple more exoplanets that could support life and the math from that is that alien life is more likely that once believed and more support is forming from mainstream scientists to seek an alien civilization that might give us a leapfrog - a few million years extra knowledge on technology, what social constructs work best over a true "long haul".

edutcher said...

Why should football fans have any conscience problems?

Nobody puts the proverbial gun to those guys' heads to play and they've already gotten what amounts to a free college education.

Add to that the fact The Blonde had the same kind of injury to her ACL these guys have and she was back at work inside 4 months where they will sit out an entire season (maybe two).

If they don't know when to quit or insist on doing things they already have been told are dangerous, that is not the fans' moral responsibility.

And Barry is as much a football fan as he is a skeet shooter.

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that Meade, poised for battle with the Isthmus commenters in the foreground?"

Yes!

Tim said...

"And Barry is as much a football fan as he is a skeet shooter."

So soon, he will no doubt issue an executive order making the NFL just like women's field hockey.

Rusty said...

Is that Meade

It's Hobbs.

Tigers do not fear the cold and ice.

CEO-MMP said...

Big difference between some "kind of injury to her ACL" a football player. It's also why some players can keep going with a torn ACL (Logan Mankins) while athletes in other sports (D-Rose) need more than a year.

Patrick said...

"It's still early," Harbaugh continued. "Jack is five months old but he's a really big kid. He's got an enormous head. We don't have a 40 time on him yet, but his wingspan is plus-one. As soon as he grows into that head, he's going to be something. It's early, but expectations are high for young Jack."

That does it. I now know who I'm rooting for.

But either way, I'm glad that either Randy Moss or Matt Birk will get a Ring, and not as a Viking.

Chip Ahoy said...

If you go out on the ice tonight you're in for a big surprise
If you go out on the ice tonight
you'd better go in disguise.
For every skater ever there was will gather there for certain because today's the day the ice skaters have their
ab-duuuuuuc-tion.

Tim said...

"But either way, I'm glad that either Randy Moss or Matt Birk will get a Ring, and not as a Viking."

Excellent.

That raises a wonderful opportunity for a thread hijacking: Which player(s) would one want to see win a Super Bowl ring, but 1) not with the team they play(ed) for; 2) wish they had won a ring with a different team; 3) just wish they had won a ring, or 4) wish they had never won a ring?

For me: 1) Stephen Jackson, Rams; 2) Eli Manning. Like him, hate the Giants, and Lynn Swann; 3) Dan Marino; 4) Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Irvin.

tiger said...

We've gained 45 minutes of Sun light since Dec. 21.

More to come, too.

Dante said...

Have you noticed how much Drudge links to English Media?

I have. Because American media won't tell us what's going on.