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At the Deep Snow Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Deep Snow Café


"BuzzFeed's report... as written, was as clean as it gets: Trump directed Cohen to lie about the Trump Tower in Moscow project, and there’s tons of evidence to support that."

"Very rarely has a story been so unequivocal — usually there are more hedges and acknowledgments of what isn't known. And unlike most other reportage in this saga, this accused the president of a felony — a very different bar. Democrats read the story and began immediately dreaming up articles of impeachment. Even some conservatives joined the 'If true' chorus...."Writes Axios in "A reckoning for political journalism" (also reporting that BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith is standing by his sto...
Tags: Law, Buzzfeed, Journalism, Moscow, Ben Smith, Trump, Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Axios, Trump troubles


Badgers beat Michigan.

That was amusing. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Basketball, Michigan, Badgers, Ann Althouse


"President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech."

"The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.... Advocates for the plan argue that by offering the new proposal, Trump is showing he’s willing to negotiate while Pelosi remains unmoved. But even some top Republican...
Tags: Law, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, Pelosi, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Trump's shutdown


"[Kamala] Harris is not, of course, alone in possessing 'baggage' that will attract criticism from within her own party and intense media scrutiny."

"Joe Biden famously has enough baggage to derail a train’s luggage car. Critics of Bernie Sanders always suspected that conservatives built a massive oppo research file on the Vermont socialist that they would have pushed with hundreds of millions of dollars of negative 'stories' and ads had he won the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, matching or exceeding the damage they did to Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren has struggled to overcome the stupid but pervasive 'Pocohontas' taunt, along...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Ed Kilgore, Hillary Clinton Elizabeth Warren, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2020 Campaign, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala -RSB- Harris


"Video footage showed dozens of people in an almost festive atmosphere gathered in a field where a duct had been breached by fuel thieves. Footage then showed..."

"... flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Screaming people ran from the explosion, some themselves burning and waving their arms.... Lost shoes were scattered around the scorched field, as were plastic jugs and jerry cans that the victims had carried to gather spilling fuel. 'Ay, no, where is my son?' wailed Hugo Olvera Estrada, whose 13-year-old son, Hugo Olvera Bautista, was at the spot where the fire erupted. Wrapped in a blanket outside a clinic, the...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Disaster, Fire, Ann Althouse, Hugo Olvera Estrada, Hugo Olvera Bautista


People are criticizing Gladys Knight for accepting the invitation to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

CNN reports.My reaction is, in this order: 1. Don't criticize Gladys Knight, 2. Don't make singing the National Anthem into a bad thing, 3. The question of protesting the National Anthem is separate, and if you want to defend the players who have been protesting, you're making a big leap if you go from arguing that the protest is respectful, respectable, and permissible to saying that protest is required and anyone not protesting is to be disrespected, 4. Those who are making that big leap are c...
Tags: Protest, Law, Football, Cnn, National Anthem, Gladys Knight, Don, Ann Althouse


The Daily Beast calls this — from Bill Maher — a "sexual harassment meltdown."

I'm reading "UNBELIEVABLE/Bill Maher Has Sexual-Harassment Meltdown Over Bernie Sanders Story on ‘Real Time’/The HBO host appeared to minimize the allegations of sexual harassment in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, saying, 'It didn’t seem like it was the worst kind of sexual harassment'" — about this segment on last night's show:I hate the overuse of the term "meltdown," which I believe used to be more common. I don't like the implication that a person speaking with passion is becoming mentally incomp...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Metaphor, Nato, Homosexuality, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Clinton, Sanders, Bill Maher, WaPo


Joe Rogan rants about the Gillette "toxic masculinity" commercial...

... and — within 3 minutes — gets on to the topic of southern accents and the fact that — because of the internet — there are now "cool people everywhere": [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Advertising, Shaving, Gillette, Accents, Joe Rogan, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Class Politics


I will ignore... and resist...

It's sentence-diagramming time at Althouse. Today's sentence comes from Roger Cohen in a NYT column titled "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump": I will ignore the hermetic sealing of Trump’s personality against decency, and resist the temptation to riff on Abraham Lincoln’s brooding portrait in the White House dining room above the buffoon in chief with his burgers, to ask a simple question: If President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, what would he be working to a...
Tags: Writing, Law, Punctuation, White House, Russia, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Ann Althouse, Roger Cohen, Trump derangement syndrome, 2020 Campaign, Althouse Today


"But on Friday, Trump and Pence spoke again. And again, some said they were unhappy to associate the antiabortion movement with a president they dislike."

I'm reading the Washington Post article about yesterday's March for Life, "Trump and Pence give surprise addresses at antiabortion March for Life."[L]last year, when Trump addressed the crowd, some complained that the polarizing president distanced those who aren’t fans of Trump from the antiabortion movement. In this shifting environment, the march leaders picked science as their theme this year — under the headline, “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.”March for Life president Jeanne...
Tags: Protest, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Abortion, National Mall, Usa Today, Mall, Trump, Mike Pence, Jeanne Mancini, Ann Althouse, Trump and abortion, Herndon De La Rosa, New Wave Feminists


Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge:Reading the links (in order):1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his number and want nothing more than to take his measure and knock him down.... The love bubble surrounding O'Rourke is leaking. To his would-be Democratic rivals, he's no longer the scrappy, truth-telling, uni...
Tags: Music, England, Texas, London, Law, Scotland, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Cnn, The Who, Yale, Jack Kerouac, The Washington Post, BETO, Ray


"Mueller Statement Disputes Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie."

The NYT reports.The rare public statement by a spokesman for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, challenged the facts of an article published by BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening saying that Mr. Cohen had told prosecutors about being pressured by the president before his congressional testimony.BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional test...
Tags: Law, Congress, Trump, Carr, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Peter Carr, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Robert S Mueller III


At the Red Eye Café...

... you can stay up all night.(And remember that you can use the Althouse Portal for your Amazon shopping.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Some weary sighers and defeated shruggers are telling The Atlantic that only a shocking disaster can end the shutdown.

I'm reading "Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster/Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table", from McKay Coppins:The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—goes like this: Washington is at an impasse that looks increasingly unbreakable.... For a deal to shake loose in this environment, it may require a failure of government so dramatic, so shocking, as to galv...
Tags: Law, Washington, Atlantic, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Trump, McKay Coppins, Trump White House, Pessimism, Ann Althouse, Trump's new Congress, Trump's shutdown


"When Keizer and the nurse who was to assist him arrived, they found around 35 people gathered around the dying man’s bed."

"'They were drinking and guffawing and crying,' Keizer told me when I met him in Amsterdam recently. 'It was boisterous. And I thought: "How am I going to cleave the waters?" But the man knew exactly what to do. Suddenly he said, "OK, guys!" and everyone understood. Everyone fell silent. The very small children were taken out of the room and I gave him his injection. I could have kissed him, because I wouldn’t have known how to break up the party.' Keizer is one of around 60 physicians on the bo...
Tags: Law, Suicide, Relationships, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Euthanasia, Keizer, Festivities, Ann Althouse


Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media.Here's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get a message that the site isn't being updated regularly because of the federal government shutdown, so this might not be the latest on Harry Truman):One of the results of this system is that it gives the Pr...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Metaphor, Harry, Harry Truman, Aoc, Truman, Ann Althouse, Truman Library, Jackson County Court, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Trump's shutdown


Roll over, Beto, ven vill you go away?

Just a second post on the same topic as the last one because I thought of an alternative title. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, BETO, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke


"If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks" — instructs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

... in her lesson to Congresspeople on how to do Twitter. Oh! Was that failing to talk like the generic "older woman" while being the specific older woman I readily admit I am?Goodness gracious! I ought to withdraw from the fray and make toast and tea.To be fair to AOC, she also said, "Don’t try to be anybody who you’re not" and "The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it’s you talking." I agree with that advice, but I observe that i...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Aging, Blogging, Aoc, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez


The hot messiness of white-woman ass.

Phrases jump out at me as I try to read Rebecca Traister's "Don’t Give Up on the Women’s March" (New York Magazine):[T]he fact that millions of women and men have turned out for mass protests for two years in a row, not despite tensions over racial, religious, ideological, and economic differences — but in the midst of them, some engaging them head-on — has been one of the most defining and electrifying features of this iteration of a women’s movement. The hot messiness has been one of contempor...
Tags: Protest, Law, Hillary Clinton, Feminism, Anti-semitism, Donald Trump, BLM, Rebecca Traister, Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Mallory, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Whiteness, Sarsour, Mallory Perez


At the Night Snow Cafe...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


"I have so many more part-related questions, but I’ll limit it to just a few for the sake of my word count (and your time)..."

"Do you think about where you part your hair, or do you just allow your hair to fall where it may, willy nilly? Do you agree with my mom that middle parts are 'less flattering'?..."From "How, When and Why Did Middle Parts Become Cool?" by Harling Ross (at Man Repeller).For the record, her mom's position was: "I’m just saying, I’ve always heard the philosophy that wearing your part in the middle emphasizes the asymmetries of your face, which is why side parts are more flattering. And I believe th...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Law, Shoes, Hairstyles, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, Harling Ross, Menocore


"We are not going to stop even one minute. Nobody in the rescue team is putting in doubt that we will bring him out, and we all remain confident that he will be alive."

Said a government official quoted in "Crews Race To Save 2-Year-Old Spanish Boy Who Fell Down 300-Foot Hole."Members of a Swedish company that helped locate the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 arrived on Tuesday, Spanish police told Reuters.Julen was playing with his 1 1/2-year-old cousin when he fell down the hole.... The hole may have been drilled by someone in an attempt to find water, El País reports. "There are hundreds more like that one, covered with rocks, and nobody thinks...
Tags: Law, Survival, Oliver, El Pais, Ann Althouse, Julen, Civil Guard, Reuters Julen


Trump strikes back.

President @realDonaldTrump’s letter to @SpeakerPelosi concerning her upcoming travel pic.twitter.com/TtBCvwp080 — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019 AND: Politico characterizes Pelosi's disinvitation of Trump for the State of the Union as "a carefully crafted, old-school letter," in which she "played the political game on her terms and accomplished three important things."But Scott Adams calls it a strategic blunder (because the House setting for the SOTU is boring and now Trump can g...
Tags: Law, House, Trump, Sotu, Scott Adams, Pelosi, Ann Althouse, Sarah Sanders, Trump's shutdown


"Weather permitting, we would sit on the Truman Balcony, enjoying the weather and a martini (or two), with delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by their extraordinary chefs; they used to make the most delicious, mini open-faced BLTs with a hit of sugar."

Writes Valerie Jarrett in her new memoir, quoted at The Daily Mail.Jarrett says she loved the movie theaters at the White House and Camp David with their 'very comfortable chairs' that came with a blanket, pillow and a footrest in the front row. Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot lines that involved suffering and ended with everyone dying. 'I think the contrast to real life made him feel better', she writes....In Saudi Arabia, they stayed at King Abdullah's ranch where she found a larg...
Tags: Law, Obama, Saudi Arabia, White House, Valerie Jarrett, Barack, Obamas, Abdullah, Valerie, Jarrett, Camp David, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Daily Mail Jarrett, Hillary Michelle, State Department Gifts


"Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’/The senator was often on the wrong side of history when she served as California’s attorney general."

Writes lawprof Lara Bazelon in a NYT op-ed.Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent. Most troubling, Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors....In “The Truths We Hold,” Ms. Ha...
Tags: Law, California, America, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Kamala, Ann Althouse, Prosecutorial Ethics, Lara Bazelon, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign, NYT pushes Kamala


"The 'spiritual but not religious' of now is not the old New Age."

"What I have been seeing is that this version has much more depth. It has a lot of substance. The conversation I have on the show is really intelligent — we value the life of the mind. It’s not something that is in a category of "This is where my emotions and my spiritual life are" — it shows up in how people do their jobs or the workplaces they want to create or how they think about their life trajectory.... I grew up in an immersive southern world that had all the answers. I do love deep relig...
Tags: Law, Editing, Npr, Crossfit, New York Magazine, New Age, Ann Althouse, Krista Tippett, Religion Substitutes, Krista Tippet


"Both the book and the film work hard to adjust the notion that [Fred] Rogers was... 'a two-dimensional milquetoast who spoke in warm bromides.'"

"In this endeavor [Maxwell King, in "The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers,"] seems obsessed with Rogers’s sexuality—though to be fair, a lot of people are, with the apparent exception of his wife, Joanne, to whom he was married for fifty years. King seems to almost reluctantly settle on 'androgynous' when he might have just left it with what Rogers told a friend: 'Well, you know, I must be right smack in the middle. Because I have found women attractive, and I have found men attra...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Homosexuality, Children's Tv, Rogers, Apologies, Fred Rogers, Joanne, Clemmons, Mr. Rogers, Ann Althouse, Francois Clemmons, Maxwell King, Fred -RSB- Rogers, François Rogers, Ministry of Mr Rogers The New York Review of Books


"By the time I got readmitted to the school district, I was 14 but looked pretty much as I do now: six feet tall, full beard, lean, hairy."

"But something miraculous was happening; my peers were catching up to me. Other kids in my grade had started shaving, developing muscles, and thinking about sex as obsessively as I had been since age 4. Plus I was going to a public high school in Los Angeles with 3,000 students. Suddenly, I was just another skinny white kid who smoked too much pot. I stopped sticking out. Most important, after more than a decade, puberty was finally done with me. The hormonal roller coaster leveled out. I calmed...
Tags: Children, Law, Los Angeles, Teenagers, Ireland, Dartmouth, Meredith, New York Magazine, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Strange Medical Condition


"Robots Ruin Robot Hotel."

Gizmodo reports.First, there was the robot in the room that gets activated when it hears you snore and says “Sorry, I couldn’t catch that. Could you repeat your request?” and wakes you up. And: "The robot in our room is irritating. It speaks when we are in a conversation, but it could not help us when when we needed it.Then there was the "puppy robot dancers in the lobby," the "humanoid concierge robots," and the "dinosaur robots at check-in," and the robot bellhops...... but they apparently onl...
Tags: Travel, Sleep, Shopping, Law, Robots, Woody Allen, Gizmodo, Diane Keaton, Marty, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work