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Sunday that JCM forgot, but didn't......

Posted on 08/01/2021 5.00 AM

Kosh's Shadow 7/24/2021 8:38:06 PM

Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

Alice in Dairyland 8/1/2021 6:46:35 AM
Good morning all!  We're all packed and ready to spend the next week sleeping under the stars.  It will be nice being off the grid for a while.  I can get a phone signal about five miles from where we are so I won't be totally disconnected from the world and we do have a radio.  Hope you all have a great week and the world is still here upon my return; I only packed enough clean underwear for a week.  I like being off the grid, but really don't want to wash my clothes down in the creek; not to mention, having to eat one of those darling little chipmunks that steal our food.
Kosh's Shadow 8/1/2021 8:22:45 AM

Reply to Alice in Dairyland in 1:

Have fun.

We have chipmunks in our yard (they like the stone walls to tunnel through) but they don't steal our food.

Dogs love to chase them.

Kosh's Shadow 8/1/2021 8:50:04 AM
JCM - Saturday's image is forbidden - does not show up
buzzsawmonkey 8/1/2021 9:57:04 AM

OR---I actually did manage to read the Podhoretz article in NR, after clicking on enough different links to do an end-run around the paywall.  First thing I'd have to say is that John is not the writer that his late father Norman, former editor of Commentary, was---he takes much longer to get to the point and still talks around the point when he does.  The population and ethnic-percentage figures for New York were, nonetheless, interesting, as were the side-figures documenting the decline of St. Louis.  His description of deBlasio as "not really liking" New York or New Yorkers, and his lack of participation in the city's cultural manifestations, was also of interest, as was his description of deBlasio's general cultural tone-deafness.  

I found it interesting, and odd, that he all-but-sidelined the battle between former NYC controller Bill Thompson and deBlasio during the latter's first run for mayor; Podhoretz claimed that Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner were deBlasio's main competition, and that is false; it was Thompson, an actually-sane and competent Democrat, who was deBlasio's major rival for the nomination, and they would have had a runoff election had Thompson not been convinced to not insist on it, because his union backing bolted from him.  Why did that backing back off?  Because deBlasio's campaign was bankrolled, and run, by Obama's OFA organization out of Chicago, and it twisted the arms of Thompson's union backing to walk away from him.  The news outlets---mostly NYT and NPR---pretty much blacked Thompson out of coverage, so much so that the black voter bloc did not for the most part even know that Thompson was black.  

Podhoretz also does not mention that the Palooka Party, aka the Republicans, ran guaranteed losers against deBlasio both times; the first being an MTA functionary named John Lhota, who brought zero name recognition and total negative charisma as well as an oddly-spelled name to the fight, and therefore managed to quickly return to the obscurity in which he'd formerly lurked.

Occasional Reader 8/1/2021 10:05:35 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 4:

thank you for your comments. Yes, I had remembered Thompson, possibly from your previous comments, and noticed the absence of mention in the article.

In any event, I do hope Eric Adams turns out to be more Giuliani and less Farrakhan.  This might not be a popular opinion among the “ultra“ commenters at Instapundit, weaselzippers and the like, but: New York City is worth saving.  (I’m trying to think of some clever riff on “Paris is worth a mass“, but I can’t at the moment.)

Occasional Reader 8/1/2021 10:11:40 AM

Breaking news from the world of science: short people got no reason to live.

buzzsawmonkey 8/1/2021 10:44:55 AM
Jukebox:  Dirty Dishes Blues
Kosh's Shadow 8/1/2021 3:12:10 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 7:

So, is "Dirty Dishes" or "wash dishes" a euphemism for something? Hadn't heard that double entrende before

Jukebox for other marital problems from a 1980 movie that predicted reality TV

@PBJ3 8/1/2021 10:12:21 PM

I need my family and so many families are ready out there.

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