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"Does this dress make me look guilty?"

Anna Sorokin, the fake heiress accused of being a society scammer, was found guilty. There is an Instagram account devoted to her style in court. Our chief fashion critic @VVFriedman explains why courtroom fashion actually matters. — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2019 The linked article isn't just about Sorokin but about various celebrities making questionable courtroom fashion choices. Excerpt:And in 2011, during her trial for felony grand theft in Los Angeles, Lindsay Lohan garnered ...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Supreme Court, Law, Los Angeles, Looks, New York Times, The Times, Gloria Allred, Lindsay Lohan, Joan of Arc, Allred, Sorokin, Ann Althouse, Anna Nicole, Garner (the Word

"Obama, these people said, made few if any remarks about Trump or the newly released conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election."

"Impeachment also never came up. Rather, the evening was casual and friendly. Obama spoke about his own experience in Congress, however brief it was before his ascension to the White House. The former president — who had campaigned for a number of freshmen in the room — said he was proud of them for fighting for what they believed was right."I'm reading "Obama cautions freshman House Democrats about the price tag of liberal policies" (WaPo), reporting on an Obama appearance at a Democratic Party...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, House, Trump, Democratic Party, WaPo, Rose Garden, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, Garner (the Word, Robert S Mueller III, Obama and the Russia hoax

Avenatti arrested — accused of "threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met."

Federal prosecutors said, reported in the NYT.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney in Manhattan, said at a news conference that Mr. Avenatti’s conduct amounted to a “shakedown.”“Avenatti used illegal and extortionate threates for the purpose of obtaining millions of dollars in payments from a public company,’’ he said. “Calling this anticipated payout a retainer or a settlement doesn’t change what it was — a shakedown. When lawyers use their law licenses as weapons, as a guise to extor...
Tags: Crime, Law, Nike, United States, Manhattan, Jeb Bush, Trump, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word, Geoffrey S Berman, Avenatti

You know me — I said, last December, "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

Link.So what am I supposed to do with this: "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides/'It’s hard to explain the anxiety that permeates the office,' a former staffer for the Minnesota Democrat told BuzzFeed News."I could say, eh, it's BuzzFeed, well known fake-newsers.Or I could say, this is what they do to women. The same thing that would be tolerated (or even celebrated) in a man is terrible in a woman. Oh, Amy's not nice enough. Every single woman who could pull off the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Bill, Hillary, Cruz, Amy, BuzzFeed News, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trumpspeak

Let's be thankful for shaming the Thanksgiving fat-shamer Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The actress apologized for this, which actually really is pretty awful: View this post on Instagram I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:04am PST As Breitbart (linked at the top of Drudge) put it:The 41-year-old immediately buckled to the social media campaign against her, saying, “It’s come to m...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, Law, US, Shame, Apologies, Breitbart, Bender, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Drudge, Gellar, Ann Althouse, Sarah Michelle @sarahmgellar, Garner (the Word, Thinness

"In a trend that is not new or surprising, white women seem to be adopting the features of black women on social media in their quest..."

"... to develop themselves as models and influencers. The most recent iteration of this is Swedish Instagram model Emma Hallberg, who shocked some of her followers when they realized she was white.... Hallberg, for her part, has denied trying to intentionally look black; one Twitter user posted what appears to be a DM conversation with the influencer, in which she wrote, 'I’m white and I never claimed to be anything else… I’m NOT "posing" as a colored person as you claim.'... 'I do not see mysel...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Models, Cultural Appropriation, Spelling, Deja, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word, Hallberg, Emma Hallberg, Be Black New York Magazine

"It is hard to admit we are sexist. I, for instance, would like to think that I possess genuine feminist bona fides..."

"... but who am I kidding? I am a failed and broken feminist. More pointedly, I am sexist. There are times when I fear for the 'loss' of my own 'entitlement' as a male. Toxic masculinity takes many forms. All forms continue to hurt and to violate women."All toxic forms hurt. This is from a NYT op-ed by philosophy professor, George Yancy. A philosophy professor should not write such a blatant tautology. If he's not willing to say all forms of masculinity hurt and violate women, he shouldn't say "...
Tags: Cleaning, Marriage, Law, Etiquette, Logic, Feminism, Names, Confessions, Apologies, Yancy, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Garner (the Word, George Yancy

Asked about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, Beto O'Rourke (Ted Cruz's challenger) launches into sustained grand oratory.

This video has gone viral, as NBC news says:The video of his response, posted by the news site NowThis, has since garnered 11 million views and more than 300,000 shares on Facebook as of Thursday morning.This video isn't just getting views, it's garnering views. So put that in your garner — a storehouse for corn — and keep it. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, Nbc News, NFL, Corn, Metaphor, Propaganda, National Anthem, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Garner (the Word, Beto O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke Ted Cruz

I'm reading Isaac Stanley-Becker in The Washington Post again

I noticed him for the first time yesterday — "In Trump’s right-wing media universe, it was a day like any other." I see "Isaac Stanley-Becker is a reporter based in the U.K. He is completing a doctorate in modern European history at the University of Oxford, where he is a Rhodes Scholar." I'm making an Isaac Stanley-Becker tag. Today, he's already got 2 short articles, both of which interest me. You'll note the bloggerly panache.1. "Trump tweets the word ‘Africa’ for first time as president — in...
Tags: Crying, Law, Australia, Washington Post, Africa, Fox, United States, South Africa, Mick Jagger, University of Oxford, Daniel dale, Trump, Simon, PAUL, Toronto Star, Mick

"Trump defiant as crisis grows over family separation at the border."

That's the headline at The Washington Post, with this video of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen vigorously defending Trump's policy:From the article:The president on Monday voiced defiance and continued to falsely blame congressional Democrats for what he decried as a “horrible and tough” situation. But Trump is empowered to immediately order border agents to stop separating families as a result of his “zero tolerance” enforcement policy.The insertion of the word "falsely" is such a ...
Tags: Europe, Law, North Korea, Mexico, Russia, Journalism, Cnn, Metaphor, United States, George Orwell, Propaganda, Nielsen, The Washington Post, Orwell, Polls, Trump

Mark Sanford was living a lie, in the chapter of his life when he imploded, so he has a unique vantage point on Trump and his lies.

I wasn't going to turn on the Sunday shows today, but I did. You can see in the previous post that I watched "State of the Union." I blogged the discussion of the Bob Corker observation that "It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it? It's not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be purportedly of the same party." I also watched "Meet the Press," and I'd scribbled a note for what I wanted to blog from the transcript, and I'm s...
Tags: Law, Lying, Gop, South Carolina, Al Franken, Trump, Todd, George Washington, Garner, Chuck Todd, Sanford, Bob Corker, Corker, Mark Sanford, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word

Mark Sandford was living a lie, in the chapter of his life when he imploded, so he has a unique vantage point on Trump and his lies.

I wasn't going to turn on the Sunday shows today, but I did. You can see in the previous post that I watched "State of the Union." I blogged the discussion of the Bob Corker observation that "It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it? It's not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be purportedly of the same party." I also watched "Meet the Press," and I'd scribbled a note for what I wanted to blog from the transcript, and I'm s...
Tags: Law, Lying, Gop, South Carolina, Al Franken, Trump, Todd, George Washington, Garner, Chuck Todd, Sanford, Bob Corker, Corker, Mark Sanford, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word

"A day after pulling double-duty as both the host and musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live,' actor-writer-comedian-musician Donald Glover was garnering attention on Sunday for another reason."

Garnering.Sorry. I had to get that out of the way. Now: here's the video:I watched it. Tell me what you think. My subjective impression is unavoidably affected by the Ta-Nehesi Coates essay — the subject of the previous post — which attacks Kanye West for wanting a kind of freedom Coates calls "white freedom." Presumably, Coates would approve of Glover. But how dare I, a white person, presume? Here are the lyrics to "This Is America." I went to Urban Dictionary because I wanted to look up "celly...
Tags: Music, Law, America, Kanye West, Ta-nehisi Coates, Sacramento California, Donald Glover, Coates, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, America Don, Garner (the Word, Stephon Clark

"You know how most people say less is more? I’m like f*ck that. More is more. I’m like, let’s see how high I can get these lashes."

"Because I really like to do the spider lashes, a good day is when my lashes touch my eyebrows.... A lot of my colleagues here always say something about my strong presence in the office. I think it’s because I put in the work to take care of myself, so I can take care of others. I know firsthand that if I don’t take care of myself in the morning, I’m not confident and I don’t feel happy. I think my lashes represent this thing about self-respect that also helps garner respect from my peers and ...
Tags: Makeup, Law, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word, Aydah Albaba, Shannon Barbour

NYT column by Adam Liptak is freaking me out.

I feel like this headline is nudging me personally: #GorsuchStyle Garners a Gusher of Groans. But Is His Writing Really That Bad? Must I react? Or is it wiser to move quietly forward? Is Garner's writing really that bad? I don't know, does he use that word? Garner.ADDED: "Is Garner's writing really that bad?" Oops. "Garner" makes me a lunatic. I mean: Is Gorsuch's writing really that bad?I was also thinking about the Obama nominee who was thwarted to hold the seat for Gorsuch and thinking: Was h...
Tags: Headlines, Writing, Law, Obama, Garner, Adam Liptak, Gorsuch, Ann Althouse, Merrick Garland, Garner (the Word, Merrick Garner

"The information that Facebook holds on its users (at least 98 data points per user) is deeply revealing – including of their tastes, preferences, habits, sexuality, politics, hopes and fears."

"For political campaigners, this is the purest gold dust, because it enables messages to be precisely calibrated, and for this to be done at a scale that was unimaginable in the pre-internet era. In a breathtaking piece of corporate casuistry, Facebook claims that this data harvest was not really a data breach at all, because the researcher who opened the floodgates did so 'in a legitimate way and through the proper channels.' The problem, they say, was that the individual in question didn’t abi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Advertising, Robots, Silicon Valley, Monsters, Zuckerberg, Mary Shelley, Ann Althouse, Cambridge Analytica, Emotional Politics, Garner (the Word

When I saw this Katy Perry kiss on "American Idol," I said, "He should sue her."

I assume the contestants sign away their right to sue for various intrusions on their dignity, including sexual harassment, but I'd like to see them struggle to defend themselves. In a #MeToo world, this must be called sexual assault:I'm glad to see the NYT covering this story and making it clear that the contestant Benjamin Glaze did not somehow, behind the scenes, agree in advance to be subjected to a scripted, faux-unwanted kiss. Glaze had never been kissed, but Perry invited him to give her ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Katy Perry, Homosexuality, Harvey Weinstein, Kissing, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Luke Bryan, Perry, Harvey, Ritchie, Lionel Ritchie, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Slant Magazine

"I’ve built a record that is widely described — well, universally described — as the most conservative of anybody on the Supreme Court. I’ve garnered support..."

"... from every corner of the conservative movement. There’s no ideological daylight to the right of me.... I’m universally regarded to be the most conservative member of the court, which is a label that I accept with, frankly, gladness and gusto."That's a 2012 quote from Don Willett, who was on the Texas Supreme Court at the time and whom President Trump appointed to the 5th Circuit federal court. The quote appears at the end of a Linda Greenhouse column in the NYT titled "Why Judges Matter."Th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Judges, Greenhouse, Trump, Linda Greenhouse, 5th Circuit, Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court, Willett, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Garner (the Word

Reading Hillary's book, Part 1: "mustered."

I wasn't going to buy Hillary Clinton's new book — "What Happened" — because I did not want to read it. And if you're thinking Althouse is going to read it, so we don't have to you're wrong. I'm not going to read it. But I am going to blog it. I bought it because Meade asked me to put it in our Kindle  account, because — a propos of the Harvey Weinstein exposé — he had some search terms to apply to the text.Now, Meade is doing something with the text that I'll call proto-blogging: He reads and s...
Tags: Food, Law, America, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Language, Harvey Weinstein, Bill, Donald Trump, Hillary, Fake, Prayer, Dignity, Trump, 2016 Campaign, Capitol

"Around Los Angeles, Dr. Puliafito garnered attention as a kind of bon vivant at glittery parties, grinning for the camera alongside celebrities like Pierce Brosnan, Martin Short and Jay Leno..."

"... while bringing in as much as $9 million in a single night. But last week, this city was abuzz when a different side of the dean came to light after a scandalous report in The Los Angeles Times detailed how he associated with criminals and used drugs on campus, with some escapades captured in videos. Now the university is under intense scrutiny over the circumstances of Dr. Puliafito’s exit from the school’s leadership and whether the administration deliberately turned a blind eye to problem...
Tags: Jay Leno, Education, Medicine, Law, Los Angeles, Metaphor, Los Angeles Times, Blind, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word, Puliafito, Pierce Brosnan Martin Short, Carmen A Puliafito

"Between new shops, expansions, and menu upgrades, 2017 is set to be the breakout year for edible cookie dough."

"Dō — based in New York City, where there is a line for everything — certainly garnered a lot of publicity during its January opening, but it wasn’t the only doughy debut of the year. In February, Tart Sweets bakery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started selling its dough in 'doughwiches' and by the scoop through its cookie dough bar.... Earlier this year, Yoyo Berri frozen yogurt shops in Nebraska and South Dakota started offering raw cookie dough to liven up yesterday’s snack craze...."Eate...
Tags: Food, Law, Eggs, New York City, South Dakota, Nebraska, Winston Salem North Carolina, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word, Yoyo Berri

"While Affleck garnered a standing ovation for receiving the award, Larson, who won best actress for her role in Room in which she plays a rape survivor, appeared to offer the world a silent, noiseless protest."

More subtle Oscar drama.Now, that terrible Casey Affleck has a standing O in his garner, but no acclaim from Brie Larson. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Protest, Law, Rape, Brie Larson, Larson, Casey Affleck, Affleck, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word

Language deleted from Melania Trump's lawsuit against The Daily Mail.

"[The] plaintiff had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model, brand spokesperson, and successful businesswoman, to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multimillion-dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world."Well, that really was embarrassing, that blatant sta...
Tags: Law, Melania Trump, Melania, Ann Althouse, Litigiousness, Garner (the Word

"Clearly, elite journalists, political advisers, media anchors, and pollsters, for all their analyses, have no idea where, why, and how Trump garners support."

That's Victor David Hanson in National Review with "Trump: Something New under the Political Sun."I'm of 2 minds here.1. He's addressing the topic I said I want addressed.2. He said "garner." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, National Review, Victor Davis Hanson, Ann Althouse, Garner (the Word!), Victor David Hanson

"In his 2012 book Coming Apart, conservative writer Charles Murray argues that America’s upper class has fallen out of touch with mainstream (white) culture."

"Murray calls this insular group 'elites,' but a better term might be 'fancy people.'... To help people figure out if they were fancy or not, Murray devised a quiz in his book. Last month, PBS Newshour adapted his questions into an online poll, which has garnered over 50,000 responses so far."I hope one of the questions is: Do you use the word "garner"?Just kidding. I took Murray's test. According to the above-quoted Washington Post story ("The most out-of-touch places in America"):Scores range ...
Tags: Washington Post, America, Murray, Ann Althouse, Charles Murray, Class Politics, Garner (the Word!)

"Killer Mike Defends Himself After ‘Uterus’ Comment at Sanders Rally."

"The Atlanta rapper, who has helped Mr. Sanders in his attempts to garner support from black voters...."Garner."... said that he was quoting from a recent conversation with a feminist as he pointedly attacked Hillary Clinton...."“When people tell us, ‘Hold on, wait awhile.’ And that’s what the other Democrat is telling you,” Killer Mike said. “ ‘Hold on, Black Lives Matter. Just wait awhile.’ ‘Hold on, young people in this country, just wait awhile.’ And then, and then she — she get good, she ha...
Tags: Atlanta, Hillary Clinton, United States, Feminism, Killer Mike, Bernie Sanders, Michael, Sanders, Garner, Jane, Ann Althouse, Killer Joe, Garner (the Word!), Sanders Rally, Jane Elliott