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"The ‘Rage Baking’ Controversy, Explained/'Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices' is one of the most hyped cookbooks/essay collections of the year..."

"... but Tangerine Jones, a black woman who began using the phrase 'rage baking' years ago in response to racial injustice, isn’t credited," Eater explains.On February 4, Simon & Schuster published Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices.... Then, on February 14, blogger and baker Tangerine Jones published an essay on Medium titled “The Privilege of Rage,” outlining how she coined the phrase “rage baking” back in 2015, and watched as Alford and Gunst’s book was p...
Tags: Google, Food, Books, Taylor Swift, Law, Elizabeth Warren, America, Intellectual Property, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Emotion, Jones, Johnny Mercer, Chet Baker, Democratic Party, Macy

"That man has wild hair... oh wait."

That man has wild hair... oh wait. from r/confusingperspective [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Things Are Not What They Seem

"Shh! You'll wake up the monkey" — We now know Trump's favorite movie.

There was a time when this business had the eyes of the whole wide world. But that wasn't good enough. Oh, no! They wanted the ears of the world, too. So they opened their big mouths, and out came talk, talk, talk... And who have they got now? Some nobodies — a lot of pale little frogs croaking pish-posh.... Words! Words! You've made a rope of words and strangled this business! But there is a microphone right there to catch the last gurgles, and Technicolor to photograph the orange, swollen ...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Law, Washington, Senate, America, Monkeys, Korea, Oscars, Brad Pitt, Trump, Colorado Springs, Pitt, Oval Office, John Bolton, Sunset Boulevard

"We are very proud of crafting this idea. Mold grows in a very inconsistent way. We had to work for several months, with different samples, to be able to showcase the beauty..."

"...of something which is usually considered undesirable. I never thought I would become a specialist in mold, but that was required to make this one happen."Said Björn Ståhl, quoted in "Why Burger King Is Proudly Advertising a Moldy, Disgusting Whopper/The chain's anti-preservatives pledge breaks just about every rule in advertising" (AdWeek)("The Moldy Whopper campaign, created through a partnership of three agencies features intriguingly high-resolution photography and video of a Whopper bein...
Tags: Photography, Law, Mold, Advertising, Fast Food, Burger King, Walter Thompson, Hamburger, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse

"We all know that Trump is a bully. But I say, I’m a New Yorker, and I know how to deal with bullies. I did it all the time. I’m not afraid of Trump and he knows it."

Said Mike Bloomberg, quoted in "Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting."I don't think any of the Democratic candidates are afraid of Trump. They all say he's a bully and offer to stand up to him. The question isn't whether they're afraid, but whether they are capable of fighting to a win. Bloomberg's real answer on that question is that he's got all that money. And that he's more capable than the other finalists not because he's a fierce debater, but because he's moderate and n...
Tags: New York, Bullying, Law, NYC, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Debate, Oklahoma, Biden, Pride

At A's Café...

... you can talk 'til day. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse

Mike Bloomberg tweets a comic montage of debate clips to make the point that he's the one with executive experience...

Anyone? — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 20, 2020 ... but absolutely every response to it that I'm seeing on Twitter is attacking him for editing video to change the sequence — like it's dishonest, showing a real event in a way that it did not happen. This is exactly like the montage Trump tweeted after the State of the Union, with Nancy Pelosi ripping up his speech at multiple points during the speech (and not after it was over, as happened in real life). ...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, State Of The Union, Sotu, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Era of That's Not Funny

There's all this talk about Mike Bloomberg maybe wanting to stand on a box, but did anyone notice...

... that Amy Klobuchar stood on a box?She carefully steps down off the box at the end of the show: Nobody else had a box. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Amy Klobuchar, Height, Mike Bloomberg, Ann Althouse

There's a new Quinnipiac poll, and in Wisconsin, Trump beats everybody.

By a lot (click image to enlarge and clarify):Results here. The Democrats all beat Trump in Pennsylvania and Michigan, so I don't know what's up in Wisconsin. "Three different states, three different scenarios, one constant - the economy. It's a top issue for voters, and it's giving President Trump a strong tailwind. Wisconsin voters give him a job approval rating above 50 percent, higher than what he receives nationally and in Pennsylvania and Michigan. These Wisconsin numbers are a red warning...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Polls, Trump, Quinnipiac University, Quinnipiac, Mary Snow, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin Trump, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign

"[T]he Biodiversity Heritage Library... is now offering more than 150,000 high-resolution illustrations for copyright-free download."

"These public domain images belong to an archive of more than 55 million pages of literature about earth’s species of flora and fauna. They include animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands of journals and libraries across the world. Some of the illustrations date back to the 15th century."Hyperallergic reports.Here's the BHL website. Here's their Flickr page. A selected image: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)...
Tags: Art, Law, Mushrooms, BHL, Ann Althouse, Biodiversity Heritage Library

"Non-toxic masculinity."

There's a phrase.I saw it on the front page of The New Yorker.Inside, the article is titled "What Charles Portis Taught Us."* Charles Portis —who died this week at the age of 86 — was the author of the book "True Grit."Portis’s diffident, modestly gallant characters were a world away from the marital bonfires and priapisms of other male writers of his crop—Roth, Updike, Yates. His male heroes practiced a masculinity that by the standards of the day was uniquely (and unfashionably) nontoxic. It’s...
Tags: Writing, Law, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Puns, Portnoy, Portis, Charles Portis, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Jimmy Burns, Roth Updike Yates

"I really enjoyed the online community. It is this form of self care. You’re making something specifically for yourself."

"It’s going to be the color you want, it’s the fit you want, I could make exactly what I wanted.... I really enjoyed putting the puzzle together. It’s problem solving. Even when you’re advanced you have to rip it out and reorder the steps."Said Martha Moore Porter quoted in "Making your own clothes is making a comeback. These millennial women are leading the way/A backlash against fast fashion and a preference for experiences over things has boosted the popularity of sewing" (The Lily (WaPo)). [...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Ann Althouse, Said Martha Moore Porter, Lily WaPo

“Wearing sunglasses and a dark fedora, Stone... strode past a giant inflatable rat dressed as Trump with a red tie and yellow hair - a common prop in street protests - and a sign calling for his pardon.”

From a Reuter’s article about the Roger Stone sentencing, happening now.UPDATE:  3 years!AND: I've said it before and I can say it again: "I happened to be wearing a fedora when I ran across that." (Reason for wearing a fedora while blogging explained at that link.)ALSO: From the NYT write-up:Judge Amy Berman Jackson excoriated Mr. Stone, saying his behavior inspired “dismay and disgust”.... She said that for months, Mr. Stone carried out a deliberate and calculated effort to hinder an important...
Tags: Law, Washington, Sentencing, Jackson, Rats, Hats, Trump, Roger Stone, Crabb, Stone, Ann Althouse, Amy Berman Jackson, Reuter, Mr Stone, John Crabb Jr

“I am confident that, liberated from foreign domination and interference, we together will find a way to build an Islamic system in which all Afghans have equal rights...”

“... where the rights of women that are granted by Islam — from the right to education to the right to work — are protected, and where merit is the basis for equal opportunity.... We will take all measures in partnership with other Afghans to make sure the new Afghanistan is a bastion of stability and that nobody feels threatened on our soil.... We acknowledge the importance of maintaining friendly relations with all countries and take their concerns seriously.... We will remain committed to all...
Tags: Law, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Feminism, Islam, Ann Althouse, Sirajuddin Haqqani

"I’m panicked. I’m absolutely panicked."

Donny Deutsch: “I’m panicked. I’m absolutely panicked.” [about Bernie]Joe: “Well, Donny... Get a paper bag, breathe into it deeply...” — Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) February 20, 2020 That's Donny Deutsch, and his name is trending on Twitter right now, because of this clip.But keep listening and you'll hear Morning Joe, and he's doing the same kind of if-Trump-could-do-it reasoning that I was telling you about 3 days ago, here:I like listening to "Morning Jo...
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, Mike, Mike Bloomberg, Donny Deutsch, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion, Trump If Trump, if Trump could do it, Bernie -RSB- Joe, Samuel D Finkelstein

Oft-ridiculed for his typos, Trump gets a little fun revenge.

[email protected] (Jennifer Rubin), the wacko “conservative” of the @washingtonpost, must learn how to spell the name Bloomberg before it is too late & he is gone!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, Trump, Donald J Trump, Jennifer Rubin, TYPO, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press

What I'm trying to understand at the moment instead of last night's debate.

Maybe maybe maybe from r/maybemaybemaybe IN THE COMMENTS: Temujin said:Well, finally. Someone made a video of the nightmare that wakes me up from time to time. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Skiing, Ann Althouse, Dreaming, Temüjin

"I tried to watch but kept switching to 'Dr. Strangelove' on Turner Movie Channel. Much better acting and the plot was far more hopeful."

Writes Owen in the comments to this morning's post, "Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Hope, Law, Debates, Owen, Strangelove, Mike Bloomberg, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Dr. Strangelove, Owen (the commenter, Turner Movie Channel Much

Somebody tell Mike Bloomberg that Roseanne Barr was kicked off her own show for telling a joke some people didn't like.

At last night's debate, Elizabeth Warren challenged Mike Bloomberg about the women — who knows how many? — who worked for Bloomberg and have signed nondisclosure agreements over sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. She wasn't accepting his prepared response that there are many other women who've done quite well in his organizationWARREN: I hope you heard what his defense was. "I've been nice to some women." That just doesn't cut it.... So, Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of...
Tags: Comedy, Privacy, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Warren, Debate, Jackson, Biden, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, Sexual Harassment, George W Bush, Joe, Trump, Sanders

Why did Buttigieg go for the 5-o'clock-shadow look at last night's debate? It's the look that famously hurt Nixon!

To show you how it looked, I'll just give you a clip that happens to be one of my favorite moments. It begins with Amy Klobuchar  — "Are you trying to say that I'm dumb? Are you mocking me?" I can't even remember what that was about. I just think it's funny. Reminds me of that "Do I amuse you?" scene in "Goodfellas":Anyway, Buttigieg clearly chose to display beard stubble. Why?! I've been hearing for 60 years that Nixon made a horrible blunder going on TV with 5-o'clock shadow. But let's get a l...
Tags: Law, Amy Klobuchar, Jfk, Mad magazine, Debates, Trump, Nixon, Don, Richard Nixon, Buttigieg, Alfred E Neuman, Ann Althouse, Masculine Beauty, Pete Buttigieg, Alfred E Newman, John Kennedy Buttigieg

"Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones."

Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones. He was stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent. If this doesn’t knock him out of the race, nothing will. Not so easy to do what I did!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, Debates, Donald J Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

Let’s talk about the Democratic debate... now, with Bloomberg.

It starts at 8 Central Time, and there’s a Trump rally starting at the same time. That’s all too late for me even to consider live-blogging, but I may write something tonight. Don’t expect much from me until tomorrow.ADDED: My son John is live-blogging here. I’ll just say it’s awfully chaotic, with way too much Angry Bernie face. And I really can’t stand to hear them go on about health care. And by the way, Bloomberg blew his chance to make a decent first impression. He’s dull and he looks like ...
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, John, Trump, Bernie, Central Time, Ann Althouse

At the Snowman Café...

... you can talk about anything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Architecture, Snowman, Ann Althouse

Birds... hats...

The birds had something very strange atop their bobbing heads: customized “Make America Great Again” hats. Only one of the pigeons was different, fitted with a small orange hairpiece meant to mimic President Trump.— WSBT (@WSBT) February 19, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Birds, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture

"If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people."

Said Mike Bloomberg, just last year:Via "‘Some guy wearing a dress’: Bloomberg reference to transgender people in 2019 video prompts outcry" (WaPo).The "he, she, or it" is especially bad. But if you like the kind of blunt speech we've been getting from Trump, you might welcome a Democratic candidate who does the same thing.But it's inconsistent with Mike's presentation of himself as the one who speaks in a "presidential" style, as he does in this ad, which put at #1. Here's the ad — sorry I ca...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Advertising, Bloomberg, Transgender, Capitol Hill, Jfk, Johnson, Msnbc, Trump, Robert, Racists, Parker, Mike

"I’ve written hundreds of stories, blog posts, magazine articles and, finally, a book on Blagojevich’s case. There was one sentiment I heard over and over again..."

"... which went something like, 'I know Blagojevich was guilty as hell but 14 years is insane.' That’s why President Donald Trump likely risks little political blowback by commuting the sentence of his onetime Apprentice contestant, even in the state that Blagojevich disgraced."Writes Natasha Korecki in Politico.And here's Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker, "The Trouble with Donald Trump's Clemencies and Pardons":Authoritarianism is usually associated with a punitive spirit—a leader who prosecute...
Tags: Law, Obama, Wikipedia, Donald Trump, Trump, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, Blagojevich, Ann Althouse, Unfair Sentence, Natasha Korecki, Blagosmear on Obama

"I Watched 185 Mike Bloomberg Ads/And I figured out what this weird, expensive, suddenly ubiquitous campaign is trying to do."

, in case you're wondering what all those Bloomberg ads are. I was. I'd only seen a couple Bloomberg ads, because I skip ads. I avert my eyes. Sometimes I see that an ad is being talked about and I go out of my way to find it, but only because I want to blog about. I have my wits about me and I'm analytical and critical and inclined to make fun. But what's going on with the people who do let ads wash over them? I can't imagine. Are they influenced? What is Mike doing with all his money?Well, thi...
Tags: New York, Law, Beach Boys, Advertising, Bloomberg, Ice Cream, The Simpsons, Bermuda, Mike, Mike Love, Mike Bloomberg, Ann Althouse, Mr Burns, Rich Mike, Weird Self Aware Mike Bloomberg

"President Trump’s job performance rating of +4 points is the highest it has been since he took office."

"This month’s poll [February 16-18] finds him at 48% approval and 44% disapproval, up from last month’s 47% approval and 48% disapproval. Emerson College Polling found Trump at 48% approval in December 2019, November 2019, and February 2017 as well but his disapproval numbers are lower now than they’ve ever been before.... In potential head-to-head match-ups, Trump leads 4 of his 5 democratic rivals, trailing only against Sanders 51% to 49%. The President leads Biden 52% to 48% and leads Bloombe...
Tags: Law, Biden, Polls, Trump, Sanders, Emerson, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Emerson College Polling, Bloomberg Buttigieg

"In her defense of Weinstein, attorney Donna Rotunno attempted to put something of a post-feminist spin on the case, arguing that women must take responsibility — 'autonomy,' is a word she repeated..."

"... for choices like meeting men in hotel rooms for the sake of career advancement. Rotunno recently told a New York Times podcast that she had never been sexually assaulted because she never put herself 'in the position' to be assaulted. 'Regret,' she told the jury last week, is 'renamed as rape' by the accusers. Joan Illuzzi, the Assistant District Attorney serving as lead prosecutor in the trial, described a different universe altogether, one in which young, vulnerable women, financially str...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Feminism, New York Times, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Haley, Mann, Weinstein, Ann Althouse, MeToo, Joan Illuzzi, Donna Rotunno, Rotunno

At the New Snow Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.And here's a little snow panorama (click and click again to enlarge): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, New Snow Café