Dill wants to know how your weekend is looking over there. (cc @darth) pic.twitter.com/Q44LaSrq64
— Alex (@tskjockey) September 1, 2017
What’s on the agenda for the day, or the weekend?
Possibly of interest…
MON: I'm anchoring a new special on Bob Mueller, his life, his investigative approach – w/ people who know him best: pic.twitter.com/QvQl3jgyH0
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) September 2, 2017
And something for the linguists and (really old) Beatles fans…
Best translation fail. The arabic spells out a transliteration of 'meat ball' in English – which sounds like 'mayit baul', or Dead Paul. pic.twitter.com/zReTm93Gg8
— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) August 28, 2017
Dog is handsome.
I don’t like the title of the Mueller piece. GOP framing.
Maybe the meatballs are made from Paul.
Ringo Paul George and John
Played a triick and put us on
Dropped hints Pal was dead as nails
And rocketed their record sales
@Baud: Well, this was Melber’s immediately prior tweet:
… from previous evidence, I don’t think he’s personally pro-GOP.
@Anne Laurie: I didn’t mean to suggest he was. I think they chose that title to hype the piece. But I think it does fit GOP framing. Our framing would be more in the dutiful public servant vein.
48 years ago today I got on that freedom bird and came back to the world!https://youtu.be/kvkBtKi9VIc
Mentioned yesterday: daughter is taking off for Orlando ~1100am, where she’s going to meet two of her college roommates/best friends for a Harry Potter immersion weekend at Universal.
All 36 y.o., all married adults w/responsible jobs, two with kids of their own, going without spouses, kids, or pets.
I reminded her that AAA can provide bail bonds.
A load of laundry in the dryer, cleaned the kitchen. Am about to make a chicken stew for a cool day in Philadelphia, Pa.
Looking out the third floor window the other day I could see the trees have just begun to change color on the hill side across the river. Fall is my favorite time of year. With all the rain we had this summer and now cool nights, warm days I expect the foliage color to be very good this year.
No color change in Southern New England yet, but the hickory nuts are “thwacking” on the ground (one of those suckers beans you, it HURTS!), which makes the squirrels happy.
On the meat balls.
No, no, no.
Far too early for that.
They start dropping in August.
The shagbark hickory, which we had to take down before it fell on our or the neighbor’s house, dropped its nuts at the end of October. :::thwack:::thwack:::thwack:::
@efgoldman: AAA can’t get you out of Azkaban.
I’m way behind in my firewood duties. Normally I have all my wood cut in late Feb or early March, and split and stacked by June/July. I started well back in Feb, taking down 2 dead oaks on a buddy’s property, but then… I guess I just got busy with other stuff. Then in June I finally took down a big old oak that was shading the garden too much (been putting it off for years- I hate cutting down a strong living tree) Finally got that cut up and hauled over by the wood shed last week. In the past I would split it a few chunks at a time in the evening while throwing frisbee for the Woofmeister but this year I have had to face reality: Both shoulders are just shot to hell and swinging a splitting maul, even if it’s only 15-20 mins at a time, just ain’t in the cards. So after piling up all that wood over the last 6 months I’ve rented a splitter for the day. Got about 2 cords worth to do.
And that doesn’t count the fallen oak I found on the back “40” last week. Spent all yesterday afternoon just clearing the top and side branches (and smaller trees it took out on it’s way down). I still have to cut up a good 40+ feet of main trunk that starts out at about 24″ in diameter. That’s another 2 ranks right there. I don’t think I’ll have time to cut, haul, and split that too. That’s alright, I won’t need it for this winter anyway.
@Raven: That’s an anniversary worth celebrating!
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
I’m at work. My schedule lately has been insane. Starting last week:
Tue and Wed night 10pm-6am (thus off at 0600 Thu)
Sat and Sun 6am-6pm
Wed and Thu night 10pm-6am
Sat (today) and Sun 6am-2pm
Tue and Wed night 10pm-6am
Working overnights, I’m used to going through life with only a vague awareness of what day of the week it is. Now, I also don’t have the slightest idea what time it is.
I’m mystified by the suggestion that Mueller is now the most powerful man in DC. His appointment as Special Counsel gives him no executive powers over anyone not in his investigative team. The power he has now lasts only to the end of the investigation. It will be up to others to decide what happens next: if anyone at all is to be prosecuted; if POTUS is to be removed from office and led away in handcuffs; if America is to be thus rid of one wholly unfit leader, only to get another wholly unfit leader in his place.
End of vacation blues ?. Leaving the Cape of Cod today.
? Happy you made it?
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym: Seriously, it sucks to be you. That would kill me.
Trump “claims” he is worth $10 billion. If so, a gift of $1 million would be 1/10,000 of his net worth. This is the equivalent of a millionaire giving $100. BFD
@oldgold: He’s not actually donating any money.
@Baud: What?!? The POTUS is a prevaricator? Who knew?
Gin & Tonic
@Baud: Michael Dell (Dell computers) is, by contrast, donating $36 million.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym: Are they trying to get you to quit?
Also, that schedule can’t be good for your health.
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
@OzarkHillbilly: I can manage for now. Hopefully the guy they just hired works out, because once October rolls around and it’s hockey season, I become a lot less willing to work crazy schedules.
@Bobby Thomson: no one could pull that “Paul is Dead” thing nowadays. Photos of him alive and kicking would be ricocheting around the internet in response within the hour.
Reminiscing about that is sorta like reminiscing about sitting around the radio listening to FDR’s fireside chats. Quaint.
@Ohio Mom: The story was always crazy, though–they claimed he’d been replaced by an exact lookalike. I could see people looking at the photos and insisting they were all fake or doctored, and imagining they saw irregularities revealing that this was Fake Paul.
The disturbing video yesterday of the nurse being arrested is even scummier; the whole reason they wanted to draw blood was to try to protect the officer(s) who caused the accident in the first place from a lawsuit from the victim.
@Ohio Mom: yes, because the internet has made all conspiracy theories wither away.
Good Morning,Everyone ???
They wanted the nurse to break the law.
The cop :
Didn’t have a warrant
Knew the victim was unconscious and could not give consent
@rikyrah: Good morning.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym:
Sorry about this being a hard time for you. Get sleep when you can.
It’s Florida…not Vegas???
Cheryl from Maryland
Gah, raining hard here in Montgomery County, MD — as my father would say, like a cow pissing on a flat rock. Expected to be below or close to 60 degrees all day. Had to turn on the heat as spouse has arthritic knees.
Just put Fahrenhold on the story?
It’s not a meat ball. It’s cranberry sauce. That’s why people thought they were saying “I buried Paul.”
Remember how Foer’s story about the Alfa Bank/Trump Tower server was dismissed before the election? I keep seeing mentions of it now and I think he was onto a big piece of the puzzle.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym:
Please take care of yourself. Is there any way you can talk to your employer about your schedule?
The Pleasanton Highland Games are this weekend. I’ve danced there in the past, but not this year. I spent yesterday helping to set up the Scottish Country Dance stage and the area around it. We started early to beat the heat. it was 104 when we finished. It’s supposed to get up to 113 today. I’m still going, but I’m leaving my kilt at home.
Gin & Tonic
@Origuy: I’d think you could be cooler in a kilt, with the boys out in the breeze, so to speak.
@Gin & Tonic: My kilt is thick wool and there’s not much breeze. I’ll be wearing it tonight to a dance, but the boys won’t be free-swinging. Not considered proper to be regimental when dancing.
I’m heading off to Newfy Rescue to meet a new doggle. “Tiny”, old, needs love and a home… I’ll bet myself that she comes home with me. Car, leash & treats are ready to go. Pix for tomorrow’s open thread.
Good morning, y’all! A lovely morning here which will turn into a ghastly hot afternoon, much like the rest of the week.
Two weeks into my extended leave, and I’m starting to lose track of what day it is: Wednesday? Friday? Hanging around with some retired friends amplifies that. Kind of funny.
Yesterday we went to the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. I saw a similar exhibit 6 years ago while vacationing in Australia, but it’s good enough to see again. Amazing history there. The First Emperor started building his own tomb about 30 years before he actually needed it. And his “dynasty” ended 5 years after his death. So much grandiosity for so little impact – but great luck for us at this end of time, to find such beautiful, mind-blowing relics.
The “firsts” – first Emperor, first King, first Council, first Dynasty – always fascinate me. What caused them to happen? Having a bigger, better army is essential – but there’s usually more to it than just force of arms. Was there a critical threshold of population that propelled people into forming more organized societies? Did people consciously realize that larger masses require a different way of running things?
Going back in time would be vastly unpleasant – aside from the lack of modern medicine, there’s the sheer stench of human habitations before municipal sanitation services were around – but it would be fascinating to observe how “politics” started.
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
@MomSense: My supervisor knows. The schedule’s a mess because one of my co-workers quit with no notice, and another has been on vacation for parts of the past two weeks. Under normal circumstances, we have five guys who can cover the 21 shifts at a desk that, by law, must be manned 24/7/365. The supervisor works 6am-2pm weekdays, and the client won’t let him work other shifts. It’s pretty hard to make that schedule and not have at least one person whose hours completely suck.
@rikyrah: The initial incident, that put the innocent burn victim in the hospital, was caused by UHP troopers chasing an erratic driver towards the second-most dangerous canyon in the state. A 2010 Utah SC ruling stated that police have a “duty of care” when engaged in a pursuit and can be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
The SLC police were sent in to draw blood so they could potentially protect the UHP troopers. If they found any illegal substance in his blood, it’d create enough doubt to possibly get them off if the burn and crash victim sues them. Like I said, so scummy.
Wobbles is amazing and I can only hope there are more people out there like her. I am surprised she hasn’t sued them into oblivion.
It may be a piece to get drumpf all excited because Mueller can’t be the most powerful man in DC. That’s drumpf’s job, the most powerful in DC, in the US, in the world! Have no idea why but why else would someone put out a provocative piece on the person leading an investigation into the graft and corruption in DC, specifically the drumpf graft and corruption? And I use the word provocative in this case because it’s obvious that drumpf will be provoked, this is like poking a really dumb and dangerous animal with a stick.
@Raven: Glad you’re here.
Story w/ great photos about the WPA Pack Horse Library initiative in Kentucky.
From The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books by Anika Burgess
Sister Golden Bear
A little 9 a.m. and already 75 degrees. Waiting for the Cal (UC Berkeley) game to start (it’s East Coast game). It should “only” be 90 outside by the end of the game. I’ve got the portable A/C unit parked next to couch.
Supposed to be another brutal day topping out at more than 100, and then start cooling off tomorrow. Most houses in SF and the Peninsula, where I live, don’t have A/C, nor easy access to pools. The sheriffs department sent out another extreme heat warning this morning, letting people know about libraries and other public buildings where they can cool off if needed.
Doesn’t help that we’re getting lots of smoke from the brush fires around CA.
@MoxieM: What a wonderful thing to do! I love Newfies — can’t wait to see photos of a tired old dog settled into her new home.
@Tissue Thin Pseudonym:
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they will fill that position soon.
@mattH: She is amazing, and also lucky that she’s not black. She’d have been tazed for sure, if not had a gun pulled on her.
Dill is a doll. That is all.