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"You don’t have to kink-shame or say that people are creepy because of what they enjoy doing," said Charlotte Taillor, who had hoped "to have a nice relationship with a nice community of woke people."

The hoped-for "nice community" was Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Taillor had moved in with her "kink collective," which runs "bondage workshops and other fetish events for the B.D.S.M. (bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism) community." The quoted article is "When the Dominatrix Moved In Next Door/A 'kink collective' in a residential area of Brooklyn has upset longtime residents and resulted in a culture clash and gentrification struggle all wrapped up into one fight" (NYT).But the battle on Quincy...
Tags: Law, NYC, Etiquette, Wikipedia, Brooklyn, Commerce, Ice Cube, Miller, Felicia, Bedford Stuyvesant, Quincy Street, Ann Althouse, Felisha, The [blank] Community, Charlotte Taillor, Taillor

"Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president...."

"But the decision poses considerable risk, and some advisers are flatly opposed. Some have pointed out that in a Democratic debate, he could be asked why no one on the stage would be a worthy running mate. Advisers also know that the move would be perceived as a gimmick...."Axios says. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, 2016 Campaign, Ann Althouse, Stacey Abrams

"As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges."

A headline at The Hill.Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton....ADDED: It should say "As allegations of Russia collusion fades." The collusion didn't fade. There was no collusion....
Tags: Law, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Trump, 2016 Campaign, Hill, Ann Althouse, Hillary's in trouble, Paul Manafort, The Hill Ukraine

"Madison’s school superintendent broke down in tears today (03-20-19) addressing Madison Downtown Rotary."

Writes David Blaska (who is running for a seat on the school board).God knows, Jennifer Cheatham has walked through the valley of disruption. Three of the last six monthly school board meetings have broken down in chaos — the school board and its administrators driven from the meeting auditorium by raucous social justice warriors wielding the race card. Again this Monday (03-18-19), school district leadership retreated behind closed doors. Main topic on the agenda (irony alert): the overly legal...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, Harvard, East Bay, Madison, Jen, Cheatham, Wisconsin State Journal, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Long Beach Unified School District, Jennifer Cheatham, Rotary Blaska, Jen Cheatham

"John McCain received the fake and phony dossier. You hear about the dossier? It was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton."

"And John McCain got it. And what did he do? He didn’t call me. He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy...."Trump explains why he didn't like John McCain. It's about more than the dossier. President Trump on John McCain: "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn’t get thank you. That's ok. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain." — CSPAN (@cspan) March 20, 2...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Nyt, John Mccain, Times, Trump, McCain, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Christopher Steele, Crooked Hillary Clinton, The Dossier, McCain post-mortem

"Old Sacred Feather building covered in black paint in violation of city rules."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports:Steve Manley, who owns B-Side Records across the street from the building, said workers on Tuesday had the painting “all done in a couple hours, and I just could not believe my eyes. It was a beautiful and natural stone and brick facade... A lot of people are upset about it.”...A man doing work inside the building on Wednesday afternoon declined to provide his name but said there had been a “miscommunication” with painters, who thought they were supposed to pa...
Tags: Law, Hats, Madison, Blackness, Wisconsin State Journal, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Steve Manley

"I was smugly pleased with my apparent lack of wrinkles and quite content with regard to my personal grooming."

"I did have a little trouble navigating the streets of my new home town, but, all in all, I felt pretty good about things. All that changed with my too successful cataract surgery! My first glance in a mirror disabused me of my fancies of being wrinkle free - what's more, apparently I neither pluck my eyebrows, nor am I able to apply eyeliner in an actual 'line.' Moreover, I'm an astonishingly terrible housekeeper. - I thought the dirt was part of the linoleum pattern! I do, however, now reali...
Tags: Cleaning, Eyes, Makeup, Law, Austin, Surgery, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ann Althouse

Kirsten Gillibrand is working very hard on her arms and to show you she has a sense of humor.

Good to be back in Iowa. Do you like my new workout shirt?— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 20, 2019 Here's the background story on that "ranch" thing, in case you've forgotten. It was embarrassing but not as embarrassing as that comb-as-fork story was for Amy Klobuchar. Strangely, both embarrassments were salad-related. Is that absurdly sexist? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, Viral Video, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ann Althouse, Kirsten E. Gillibrand

"The reaction would have been absurdly sexist..."

I ran @HillaryClinton’s Instagram account for the 2016 campaign & you never saw posts like these from us because:1) The reaction would have been absurdly sexist2) There *aren’t* photos like this of HRC b/c she knew there are different rules for men & women running for office — John Buysse (@JohnBuysse) March 19, 2019 I found that at a WaPo article, "John Hickenlooper asks why female candidates aren’t pressed about naming a male running mate." Excerpt:John Hickenloop...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Colorado, HRC, WaPo, John Hickenlooper, Hickenlooper, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, John Buysse

At the Rattatz Café...

... go ahead and talk about whatever you like. I hope you get a glimpse of the Super Worm Moon. It's too overcast for us here at Meadhouse, but we did get a good look at this morning's moonset, so that almost counts.Please remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon when you're purchasing your various worldly goods. The portal link is always there in the sidebar.Thanks to all who've gotten into the swing of the new comments policy, which puts everything through moderation and has worked real...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Moon, Rats, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, the Althouse comments community

"'For men, the black turtleneck did it all. This garment was supposed to indicate the kind of freedom from sartorial convention demanded by deep thought...'"

"'... or pure creation (usually poetic)—with overtones, always carried by masculine black clothes,' fashion historian Anne Hollander wrote in her book Seeing Through Clothes. In spite of its long history, a backlash to the turtleneck followed [Elizabeth] Holmes’s explosive downfall. Will we think back to Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs when we think of the black turtleneck? Or will seeing Jennifer Lawrence scamming millions in the look forever taint it? As Vanessa Friedman wrote in the New York Tim...
Tags: Fashion, Jennifer Lawrence, Law, Steve Jobs, New York Times, Vanessa Friedman, Ashton Kutcher, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Esquire, Gordon Gekko, Ann Althouse, Michael Milken, Mitch Hedberg, Elizabeth -RSB- Holmes, Anne Hollander

Of spoons and forks and Birch Bayh and Amy Klobuchar.

From Ryan Lizza's interview with Democratic presidential candidate Peter Buttigieg (in Esquire):By the way we just got the word that senator Birch Bayh passed away. Did he have any impact on you growing up as a fellow Hoosier?He was already out of office by the time I came of age but we’d see him campaigning for other people around Indiana. He was famous for carrying a spoon in his suit pocket to be ready for stops at Dairy Queen. He had that kind of nice retail touch. But also —If only Amy Klob...
Tags: Law, Indiana, Amy Klobuchar, Lizzo, RYAN LIZZA, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Peter Buttigieg, Birch Bayh, Eeeeeeewww

The existence of women still a fascinating oddity at NPR.

That's how the NPR front page looks this morning.That's either embarrassing or downright insulting to women. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Judges, Npr, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics

"Dear ABC, when you asked me back to once again bail out your sh*t, f**kin’, low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked..."

"... and I delivered you the highest ratings you’ve had in 10 fucking years. At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what, I ain’t dead, bitches."Said Roseanne Barr, quoted at HuffPo.ADDED: Click the link to watch the video. It was embedded before but seemed to be hanging up my browser so I got rid of it. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Abc, Censorship, Roseanne Barr, Roseanne, Ann Althouse

The perverse power of the Democrats rule that a candidate with 65,000 donors gets into the debates.

WaPo explains, noting that the obscure candidate John Delaney is offering to give $2 to charity if you give him $1. Delaney is wealthy and self-funded. So he can do something like that easily.The Democratic Party also set the fundraising threshold with the goal of expanding the early debate stage to include as many as 20 candidates, who will be randomly divided to appear on consecutive nights in a two-day June debate hosted by NBC and a two-day July meeting hosted by CNN.Using polling alone to f...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Cnn, Oprah Winfrey, John Delaney, Campaign Finance, Debates, Democratic Party, Delaney, Williamson, WaPo, Reparations, Marianne Williamson, Ann Althouse, Patricia Ewing, Marianne -RSB- Williamson

"Mexico has one gun shop. So why all the murders?"

Asks BBC.Short answer: It's the U.S.'s fault.New question: Can't Trump use this in his argument for his wall? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Murder, Crime, Guns, Law, Mexico, Bbc, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall

"My mum was chasing me and I started running. At first I could hear her but then I got lost... I leaned on a stone, started calling her, but she didn't hear me... I [started] walking towards a light that was very far away."

Said Benjamín Sánchez, a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the desert (in Argentina) for 24 hours, quoted in BBC.The decision to start "walking towards a light that was very far away" is interesting. A couple weeks ago, there was a story about 2 little girls who got lost in the forest in California who remembered and followed a survival rule they had been taught: Once you know you are lost, stay put. 1,000 people were looking for Sánchez, and the point at which he became lost was known, yet the sea...
Tags: Law, California, Bbc, Argentina, Survival, Sánchez, Ann Althouse, Charming Bad Logic, Benjamín Sánchez

At the Equinox Eve Café...

... all topics are equal. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Equinox Eve Café

"Only a few of the saddest, most destitute Albanians still wanted to emigrate to the States..."

"...  and that lonely number was further discouraged by a poster showing a plucky little otter in a sombrero trying to jump onto a crammed dinghy under the tagline 'The Boat Is Full, Amigo.' Inside an improvised security cage, an older man behind Plexiglas shouted at me incomprehensibly while I waved my passport at him.... A half-dozen of my fellow citizens were seated behind their chewed-up desks, mumbling lowly into their äppäräti. There was an earplug lying slug-dead on an empty chair, and a ...
Tags: Law, America, United States, States, Leonard, Gary Shteyngart, Ann Althouse, Mellencamp, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lenny Abramov, Pink Houses Ai, American Restoration Authority, Jeffrey Otter, Lenny What

"Engaged protesters were not able to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but they did render both toxically unpopular."

"The resistance spurred an unprecedented level of interest in special elections, swinging seats across the country, and powered Democrats to sweeping wins in the 2018 midterms. And then it stopped... The resistance has demobilized.... A swirl of controversy about anti-Semitism and ties to Louis Farrakhan cast a shadow on key leaders of the official Women’s March organization in the months leading up to the third annual march.... [T]he controversies depressed turnout. Nancy Pelosi took over as sp...
Tags: Protest, Supreme Court, Law, House, Nancy Pelosi, Vox, Trump, Democratic Party, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Louis Farrakhan, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Party in Trumpland

"20 years ago, if you saw something on TV that offended you and you wanted to let someone know, you would’ve had to get a pen and paper and write, 'Dear BBC, I’m bothered.'"

"But you didn’t do it because it was too much trouble. Now with Twitter, you can just go, 'Fuck you!' to a comedian who’s offended you. Then a journalist will see that and say, 'So-and-so said a thing and people are furious.' No. The rest of us don’t give a fuck and wouldn’t have heard about it if it hadn’t been made a headline. Everything is exaggerated. But everything’s also an illusion. No one would talk to you in the street like they do on Twitter. They’d never come up and say, 'Your article...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Etiquette, Bbc, Conversation, Ricky Gervais, Irony, Nuance, Normal, Ann Althouse, Insults, Dirty Words

Can you do this fitness test (which supposedly indicates longevity)?

After the jump (because it autoplays): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Law, Ann Althouse

Reusing the soap.

At Facebook this morning:John (quoting from "Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet" (CNN)): "Hilton Hotels ... announced Monday that it will collect used bars of soap from guest rooms across its hotels and recycle them into 1 million new bars of soap by October 15, which is Global Handwashing Day."Me: Gross! "Crushed, sanitized and cut into new soap bars." So the pubic hairs and whatnot are in there, but it's okay, they're sanitized.John (quoting from "Friends"): "Soap i...
Tags: Cleaning, Facebook, Law, Friends, Cnn, Hilton, Environmentalism, John, Hilton Hotels, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the federal government can detain immigrants indefinitely for past crimes, even if they have been previously released."

"In a 5-4 decision that fell along ideological lines, the high court reversed lower court rulings that found immigrants could only be subject to mandatory detention without a bond hearing if they were detained promptly upon their release from custody."Politico reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration

"Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?"

They're asking the rite question at The Atlantic.But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery of the digital age....Yeah, Mike Nesmith's mother... Liquid Paper... We needn't go back into that history. I'll just say Wite-Out is to Liquid Paper as Oreo is to Hydrox. Back to the question at hand: Why are people still buying a lot of correction fluid?Even as...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Law, Atlantic, Drawing, Handwriting, Cookie, NPD, Bic, Mike Nesmith, Ann Althouse, David A Graham, Tia Frapolli

"Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Platform Is Actually a Restaurant Countertop/Dude, people need to eat food off of those!"

Headline at Eater.The phenomenon has even spawned its own parody Twitter account, Beto Standing On Counters, with the tagline “Standing on Counters and other assorted furniture til ‘20.”It's viral. Example:Beto vs. the dog I took care of this weekend— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) March 18, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, BETO, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke

Food writer Mark Bittman "has bounced around since leaving The Times."

"He spent less than a year at Purple Carrot, a vegan meal-kit start-up. He wrote a column for New York Magazine and Grub Street. He started a newsletter. He posted recipes on his personal website. All along, he said, he had the idea of creating his own publication.... Salty, which is making its debut on Tuesday, will comprise recipes, stories related to food and more. 'There’s a large part of me that wants people to be interested in food agriculture, or policy, or kids, or immigrants, or race,' ...
Tags: Food, Law, Restaurants, New York Times, Nyt, Times, New York Magazine, Jim Crow, Black, Cornell University, Charlotte, Ritz Carlton, Mark Bittman, William Barber, Purdue University, Michael Lynn

The Bernie-Beto-Biden triad has 70% of the Democratic primary vote.

According to . It's Biden 35, Sanders 27, O'Rourke 8. Biden, the one who's not yet declared, is up 4 points since last week. Beto is up 1. Kamala Harris is down 2, to 8%.Why is the triad doing so well? Why hasn't Harris gotten traction? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, BETO, Kamala Harris, Polls, Sanders, HARRIS, Rourke, Ann Althouse, the Bernie-Beto-Biden triad, Bernie Beto Biden

"He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless. And to others, I implore you..."

"... speak the names of those who were lost, rather than name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name."Said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, quote in "New Zealand Is Loath to Use Suspect’s Name to Avoid Amplifying His Cause" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Murder, Law, New Zealand, Names, Said, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Jacinda Ardern

At the Quiet Mouse Café...

... you can talk about anything you want.But under the new comments policy, you'll have to wait at least a few minutes before you'll see your comment, and if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all.ADDED: "if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all" — a decision not to publish your comment doesn't mean that you're necessarily either "abusive or terribly boring." Those are just 2 things that will result in nonpublication. There are some other things too, but ...
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse