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"So Trump’s Suburban Lifestyle Dream is basically a walled village that the government built for whites, whose gates were slammed shut when others tried to enter."

"What is Biden proposing to remedy at least some of these injustices? Reasonable, significant, but hardly revolutionary stuff — things like expanding rental vouchers while cracking down on redlining and exclusionary zoning. Trump may claim that such policies would 'destroy suburbia,' but that only makes sense if you believe that the only alternative to bloody anarchy is a community that looks exactly like Levittown in 1955....  [T]he big difference between the parties now is that Biden and Harri...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Gop, Kansas, Biden, The Wizard Of Oz, Racial Profiling, Paul Krugman, Trump, Mike Pence, HARRIS, Sally, Wichita, Johnny, Suburbia, Krugman

"That’s what real leadership looks like. We just witnessed real leadership, which is Joe Biden said that as a nation, we should all be wearing a mask for the next three months..."

"... so what real leadership looks like is Joe Biden to speak up, sometimes telling us the stuff that we don’t necessarily want to hear, but we need to know. And the need for this mandatory mask wearing will also be about what Joe has articulated....  So again, Joe Biden is about real leadership in our country, and I’m honored to be with you, Joe."Said Kamala Harris, after taking off her mask to speak into the microphone into which Joe Biden had just spoken. He too took off his mask before speak...
Tags: Law, Masks, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, Joe, Trump, Hypocrisy, HARRIS, Institute, Kamala, Middle America, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Joe Said Kamala Harris

"I’ve been using 'Black' and 'African-American' somewhat interchangeably here. But there’s a good case to be made that this is a mistake..."

"... that 'Black' denotes a racial category and is inclusive of Americans throughout the African diaspora, while 'African-American' refers to national origins, specifically descendants of American slaves. But some Black Americans who are not descendants of slaves claim the term 'African-American,' and some who are descendants do not. And 'Black' also tends to be used in reference to the cultural heritage of Americans of African descent. This column is about 'blackness' as a category and a cultur...
Tags: Law, United States, Black, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Mark Levin, Levin, Jamelle Bouie, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Bouie, Kamala -RSB- Harris, From Black Like Kamala Republican

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about anything you want — until the break of day. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"After 59 years of friendship, laughter, tears, jail cells and lost brain bells [sic], we have handed over our lovely lead singer Wayne Fontana to the big band in rock and roll heaven."

Wrote Peter Noone ("Herman"), quoted in "Wayne Fontana, British singer who topped US charts with Game of Love, dies aged 74" (The Guardian). Born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis in the Levenshulme area of Manchester, Fontana took his stage name from the Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana. Backed by his band, the Mindbenders, he released his debut single in 1963 and further singles grew ever more successful: Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um reached No 5 in the UK in 1964, with The Game of Love reaching No 2 the followin...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, US, Fire, Elvis Presley, Driving, Wine, Gore, Slang, 1960s, Sam Cooke, Phil Collins

"Seven weeks after a biracial woman told police she had been sprayed with lighter fluid by a group of white men and then set on fire..."

"... police and the woman’s family say the investigation into the incident continues. But little information about the June 24 incident has been released as the Madison police and the FBI continue to investigate. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said... 'There is nothing new to release at this time'...  Althea Bernstein, 18, of Monona, told police she was stopped at a stoplight, possibly on West Gorham Street at State Street, around 1 a.m. on June 24 when four white men approached her vehic...
Tags: Crime, Law, Surveillance, Fbi, Madison, Bernstein, State Street, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Monona, Joel DeSpain, Althea Bernstein, West Gorham Street

"When you spend your workday failing to make words do what you want them to do, staring at G A C E H L N and suddenly seeing 'ganache' is a sweet victory."

"Discovering the pangram—'challenge,' in this case—feels like a colonic for my neural pathways.... It’s a rare morning that I don’t allow myself five to 10 minutes with Bee upon waking.... My goal is to hit 'Amazing' by 7 a.m., which allows me to circle back to the puzzle all day, pick, pick, picking until I hit 'Genius.' Only a lack of time ever causes me to surrender; I have kept the puzzle open in my tabs to keep working it for several days...."From "The NYT Spelling Bee Gives Me L-I-F-E/In t...
Tags: Law, Puzzles, Ann Althouse

Pulling the light switch.

On Lake Mendota at 6:03 this morning. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Video, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deploy the Charlottesville hoax to stir up racial pain and anger.

Here's the "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Speech Transcript August 12: First Campaign Event as Running Mates." I watched a small part of it because the TV was on in the room I happened to be in. I myself never turn on the TV news. In fact, I often get up and leave the room when it's on. I keep my distance from the virulent news and stick to reading on line (with small doses of video occasionally). In the bit of Joe Biden's speech that I saw, I found him hard to listen to. I wondered how anyone who...
Tags: Law, Germany, America, Joe Biden, Hitler, Biden, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Kamala Harris, Joe, Trump, Democratic Party, United States of America, HARRIS, Kamala, America America

Biden once again tweets the lie that he put in his announcement video — the lie that caused me to say "If Biden does not come forward and retract this video and apologize and commit himself to making amends, I consider him disqualified."

I’m not a Trump fan but this is a flat out lie... — Ethan Nicolle (@AXECOP) August 13, 2020 Here is the post I wrote on April 19, 2020, "Biden's announcement video is anchored in a demonstrable lie":I'm blogging this morning in a public place, so although I've put up 2 posts about Biden's announcement video, I had not yet listened to it. I finally got out my headphones out so I could  listen, but I could not get through to the end, because I became so angry at the LIE a...
Tags: Law, Biden, Charlottesville, Trump, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump 2020, Ethan Nicolle

Sunrise, 6:02 a.m.

Please feel free to use the comments section to write about anything you'd like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Ah! The return of the snake chart! And there's Wisconsin! The most important state of all!

Nate Silver has his prediction model running again, with excellent graphics.ADDED: Silver writes:Our model says there’s an 81 percent chance that Biden wins the popular vote — compared to his 71 percent chance in the Electoral College.... [O]ur projection as of Tuesday had Biden winning the popular vote by 6.3 percentage points nationally, but winning the tipping-point state, Wisconsin, by a smaller margin, 4.5 percentage points....[A]s a rough rule-of-thumb, perhaps you can subtract 2 points fr...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Biden, Electoral College, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections

"On social media, Indian politicians and commentators also exulted in the selection of Harris."

"The fact that someone of Indian origin could be 'a proverbial heartbeat away from the presidency is thrilling,' wrote Shashi Tharoor, a politician with the opposition Congress Party. Ram Madhav, a senior official in India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, saluted the history-making nature of the pick.... In Tamil Nadu, the south Indian state where Harris’s mother grew up, there was special pride. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, a local politician, praised the 'inclusiveness' of the choice and wished Harr...
Tags: Law, India, Jamaica, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, Tamil Nadu, HARRIS, Bharatiya Janata Party, Shashi Tharoor, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Shyamala Gopalan, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Congress Party Ram Madhav

"The scenery that annually draws 120 million tourists would not exist if not for cows grazing."

"It has been cultivated over seven centuries of farmers driving their herds to mountainside meadows in the summer. The animals’ hoofs firm the soil, their tongues gently groom the grasses and wildflowers. In the process, they continually sculpt verdant pastures — beloved backdrops for movies like 'The Sound of Music.' All that seemed at stake when a court in the western state of Tyrol found [a farmer named Reinhard] Pfurtscheller solely responsible for the [death of a German woman hiker who was ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Death, Law, Britain, Yorkshire, Alps, Wiltshire, Landscapes, Cows, Bill Bryson, Tyrol, Pennine Way, Kennet, Avon Canal, Ann Althouse

"At this moment, the difference between the candidates is a chasm. There has never been a greater difference...."

"Take Biden's campaign positions. Farther to the left than any Democratic candidate in memory on things like climate. It's far better than anything that preceded it. Not because Biden had a personal conversion or the DNC had some great insight, but because they're being hammered on by activists coming out of the Sanders movement and others. The climate program, a $2 trillion commitment to dealing with the extreme threat of environmental catastrophe, was largely written by the Sunrise Movement an...
Tags: Law, Dnc, Joe Biden, Biden, Harper, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Democratic Party, Chomsky, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology, 2020 Campaign, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Everything's moving left

At the Tuesday Night Café...

... you can write about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"Years before meeting [Kamala] Harris, [Douglas] Emhoff was married to a woman named Kerstin, and they had two children together: Cole (after jazz saxophonist John Coltrane)..."

"... and Ella (after Ella Fitzgerald, of course). When Emhoff and Harris hit it off, the future attorney general was initially very wary of the idea of meeting his kids because she knew just how important they were to him. 'As a child of divorce, I knew how hard it could be when your parents start to date other people... And I was determined not to insert myself in their lives until Doug and I had established we were in this for the long haul. Children need consistency; I didn’t want to insert m...
Tags: Law, John Coltrane, Names, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Ella Fitzgerald, Doug, Ella, Ann Althouse, Kerstin, Douglas Emhoff, Emhoff, Instagram Grateful, Kamala's family, Kamala -RSB- Harris -LSB- Douglas -RSB- Emhoff, TeamKamala

After all that! It's Kamala Harris.

"Joseph R. Biden Jr. selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his vice-presidential running mate on Tuesday, embracing a former rival who sharply criticized him in the Democratic primaries but emerged after ending her own campaign as a vocal supporter of Mr. Biden and a prominent advocate of racial-justice legislation after the death of George Floyd in late May" — the NYT reports. It's so much the obvious choice that all I can wonder about is: Why did he almost not pick her?ADDED:maya rud...
Tags: Law, California, Biden, Kamala Harris, Dave Itzkoff, Vp, Ann Althouse, Joseph R Biden Jr, George Floyd, Kamala for VP

Trump has an anti-Kamala ad ready to go.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Advertising, Biden, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kamala, Ann Althouse, Kamala for VP

"Like all the rich people leaving locked-down locales, parents removing kids from locked-down public schools have scared public officials."

"If just 10 percent of public-school kids homeschool or join a private school for two years, that is a watershed moment for the social undercurrent of animosity towards public schools.... This is dangerous to Democrats’ political dominance because the education system tilts voters their way through cultural Marxism, and because public education is a huge source of Democrat campaign volunteers and funds. Now Democrats have detached people from their conveyor belt. The consequences will be huge."F...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Education, Law, New York City, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, COVID

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez survived her primary. Rashida Tlaib did, too. Now it’s Ilhan Omar’s turn on Tuesday..."

"... and the Minnesota congresswoman faces the stiffest challenge of any member of the Squad.... Bankrolled by pro-Israel donors, Antone Melton-Meaux has spent more than twice as much as Omar on television ads, and outside groups have kicked in to increase his advantage.... Omar drew the ire of pro-Israel leaders this year when she made comments that many of them have deemed anti-Semitic. She tweeted once that Israel had 'hypnotized the world' and said that U.S. lawmakers supportive of Israel ha...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Israel, Anti-semitism, Omar, Ann Althouse, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Tlaib, Antone Melton Meaux, Tlaib 's Politico

"Joe Biden’s campaign, in conjunction with influential women’s groups, is preparing to blunt 'sexist' attacks aimed at his prospective running mate."

"That’s all well and good, but where does Sarah Palin go to recover her career? If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the Democrats (and women’s groups, and liberal elites in the media) are a bunch of hypocrites. After all, their sexist attacks helped batter a young female rising star deemed as an existential threat, and now they’re warning that the same thing might actually happen (gasp!) to them? Don’t get me wrong. Pushing back against sexism is good. But it also strikes me as a bit self-ser...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, John Mccain, Biden, Sarah Palin, Vp, Ann Althouse, Matt Lewis, Paula Jones Monica Lewinsky

And by "relish" you must mean enjoy looking on from the distance I am eager to put between me and this activity.

"I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re-envisioning public safety. I relish the work that will be done by all of you," said Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, quoted in "Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announces resignation/Best's resignation comes after the Seattle City Council voted to cut spending for the Seattle Police Department on Monday" (at King5). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, Language, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Seattle Police, Seattle Police Department, Ann Althouse, Euphemisms, Carmen Best


Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores and clashing with police for hours — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 10, 2020 "The looting began shortly after midnight as people darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise. Cars dropped off more people as the crowd grew. At least one U-Haul van was seen pulli...
Tags: Post, Crime, Law, Washington Post, Police, Journalism, Chicago, Portland, Louis Vuitton, Chicago Tribune, Drake Hotel, Michigan Avenue, Delaware Place, Ann Althouse, Walton Place

"I will bet you that no one has bombed harder than me."

For reference, here's the famously terrible intro routine from the 1989 Oscars: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Oscars, Rob Lowe, Joe Rogan, Ann Althouse

"You’re 24 dude. You don’t need an e bike. I might get one when I’m 80..."

"... or can’t ride a normal bike anymore because of injury, but until then I’m not taking the easy way out."AND: Here's a 5-year-old mountain biking. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Aging, Biking, Ann Althouse

Why is Willie Brown saying Kamala Harris shouldn't accept an offer to be Joe Biden's running mate?

I can't get past the paywall at the San Francisco Chronicle, but here's a Newser article about Brown's column, "Kamala Harris should say no to vice presidency":Brown is a fan of Harris, and he acknowledges that if Joe Biden wins the election, she'd have a place in history as the first-ever female VP. However, "the glory would be short-lived," he writes in the San Francisco Chronicle. The vice presidency is often "a dead end" to a person's political career, and while the veep is in office, the si...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Kamala Harris, Joe, Brown, HARRIS, San Francisco Chronicle, Vp, Ann Althouse, Willie Brown, Harris So Brown

Womansplaining mansplaining.

In "She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art/In her new book 'Men to Avoid in Art and Life,' Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, 'sexperts' and more" by Alisha Haridasani Gupta (NYT).Here's Tersigni's Twitter feed, but it's not entirely examples of the meme explained and explained in the article. Here are 2 examples: "there probably just weren't any qualified women for the job"
Tags: Art, Twitter, Comedy, London, Law, Italy, Monty Python, National Gallery, Jones, Bosch, Terry Jones, Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Gilliam, Ann Althouse

At the Sunday Night Café...

... you can write about whatever you like.And thanks for using the Althouse Portal when you shop at Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse