55 thoughts on “Picture This”

  1. wapo:

    The Supreme Court Friday night denied a Nevada church’s plea that the state’s coronavirus-related restrictions on houses of worship unlawfully treat them worse than the state’s famous casinos.
    The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s liberals in the majority. They did not give a reason for rejecting the emergency plea from Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, a church in Dayton, Nev. That is not unusual in the court’s treatment of such petitions and in line with what the Supreme Court did in rejecting a challenge to California’s restrictions in May.
    But the court’s four most consistent conservatives made their objections clear in three lengthy dissents.
    “The world we inhabit today, with a pandemic upon us, poses unusual challenges,” Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote. “But there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.”


  2. lincoln project about the above:

    July 24th, 2020 – The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “Maxwell 2,” contrasting the way President Trump speaks about women that call him to task with his recent sympathies for accused child sex trafficker Ghislane Maxwell.
    Coming on the heels of misogynistic comments made by a Republican House Representative, the video serves as a reminder of the way President Trump’s shameful rhetoric towards women has permeated the Republican party.
    “President Trump has repeatedly shown disrespect towards women, but he often voices a particular disdain for those in leadership roles,” said Sarah Lenti, Executive Director of The Lincoln Project. She added, “It’s reprehensible that the one woman he is able to muster some compassion for is the alleged leader of a child sexual abuse operation.”

    As the President continues to reserve his respect for women to a select few, the majority will lead the charge for his removal in November.

  3. an alternative view on those name changes, this from tampa bay times:

    As the NFL’s Washington Redskins and MLB’s Cleveland Indians consider changing their names amidst the nationwide conversations on racial equality and social justice, the Tampa Bay Times has heard from readers asking about a team closer to home.
    What about the Florida State Seminoles?
    We asked FSU and the Seminole Tribe of Florida if there were any discussions about changing FSU’s name, logo or chants.
    “Right now, we really have nothing new to report about our continued solid partnership with the Seminole Tribe of Florida…” said Elizabeth Hirst, FSU’s chief of staff and a liaison to the tribe.
    “Florida State University’s official use of the Seminole name is different from other names in that it does not perpetuate offensive racial stereotypes nor is it meant to diminish or trivialize any Native American or indigenous peoples. Instead, it is used with explicit tribal permission and involvement to honor and promote the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s unconquered history and spirit that persists to this day.”
    When the NCAA reviewed its guidelines on Native American nicknames in 2005, the Seminoles’ tribal council unanimously approved a resolution supporting FSU’s use of the name.
    The tribe collaborates with the university and athletic department. It approved the regalia used by Osceola, the student who plants the flaming spear at midfield, and consulted with FSU on its redesigned uniforms in 2014; the markings on the football team’s sleeves show the tribe’s symbols for arrow, man on horse and fire.
    In announcing a special task force on anti-racism and racial equality earlier this week, FSU president John Thrasher said he wanted to create “an educational outreach program about FSU’s history and relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.”
    “The Tribe views the relationship as a multi-dimensional collaboration that provides meaningful educational opportunities and other positive outcomes,” tribe spokesman Gary Bitner said. “The Tribe also applauds President Thrasher’s recent announcement of a special task force on anti-racism and racial equality.”

  4. Roberts is being forced to the left by the outlaws, chump and (Lower the) barr, because he is not a total douche and actually does believe somewhat in the rule of law.

  5. The tribe collaborates with the university and athletic department. It approved the regalia used by Osceola, the student who plants the flaming spear at midfield…

    but does it approve of the tomahawk chant?

  6. Listening to a bit of the van Morrison on the pandora and was reminded of his appearance on Imus…..that was hilariously absurd.  Van was on the bill with The Blind Boys of Alabama.  Van was , um, “sniffling” the whole appearance.  Van and the Blind Boys were in the dressing room trying to come up with a song The Boys could join van on.  They would only do Gospel, so van finally got mad and cursed and ran them out of the dressing room.   He did his appearance which was also being filmed by van’s man.

  7. Turns out only way Van would agree to appear was if he could bring his own cameraman….so Imus is appearing in van’s documentary while van is appearing on Imus in the Morning.
    Imus, incredulously, later:  Jesus, you don’t curse at “The Blind Boys of Alabama…”

  8. The internet is boring today. Me too I imagine.
    It’s like that face Calvin makes right before he starts chasing Hobbes.

  9. Stitch was great on F-Troop.  I loved that show which was in afternoon reruns after school.
    It’s July 25th – Christmas in July.   They are airing “Scrooge” and other Christmas movies today.  Here’s hoping things are better health-wise, politically, and, economically in December.  
    I spent the rest of my stimulus checks at the eye doctor this morning.  $801.   I would’ve felt better with a two-dollar discount.  Merry Christmas to me, I guess.

  10. Listening to a lot of interesting playlists on Mixcloud.  You can’t forward to the next song, and, you can only open each playlist 3 times every 2 weeks (copyright laws), so if you get a phone call it bumps you off, and, that counts as one time, even if you’re on the first song.  Not ideal, but I’m hearing artists that I would never have found on my own.  When I find a song I love, I pay to download it through my normal music app.  

  11. The Storch, now 97 or so, posted that online for his fans……..I liked the Hekawi Tribe on the old show, Frank De Kova and Don Diamond.,
     I saw em first run and reruns too, being already a fan of Storch…..He and his buddy Forest Tucker had a kid show on saturdays for a bit after the F-Troop.   

  12. As a sly jest based on the myth that Native Americans are the 13th tribe of Israel, many of the Hekawi Indians were played by veteran Yiddish comedians using classic Yiddish shtick. The regular Indian characters (none of whom were played by Native American actors).
     In “Reunion for O’Rourke”, Chief Wild Eagle explains how the tribe got its name: “Many moons ago, tribe leave Massachusetts because Pilgrims ruin neighborhood! Tribe travel west, over stream, over river, over mountain, over mountain, over river, over stream! Then come big day… tribe fall over cliff. That when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, “I think we lost. Where the heck are we?”.[15] “Where the heck are we?” became “We’re the Hekawi” (the original name for the tribe in the series, ‘Fugawi’, was changed after the censors discovered the sentence “Where the Fugawi?”[27]).

  13. I’d have to agree with some of them, a little stimulus money would definitely cause me to not want to go out and work.  Hot spot, doncha know…..

  14. Brush up your Shakespeare
    Start quoting him now
    Brush up your Shakespeare
    And the women you will wow

    Just declaim a few lines from Othella
    And they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella
    If your blonde won’t respond when you flatter ‘er
    Tell her what Tony told Cleopatterer

  15. Kick tRUMP right in the Coriolanus!
    Some need stimulus money to pay for food and shelter.   Without it, others won’t spend money on anything they don’t need.  I gotta see to walk the trail with y’all. 

  16. NYTimes:

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A week after federal officers in Portland, Ore., brutally struck a Navy veteran who said he had approached them simply to ask a question, a group of military veterans on Friday joined the front lines of the city’s growing protests.
    Duston Obermeyer, a Marine Corps veteran, said he and other veterans were there to make sure federal officers did not infringe on the free speech of protesters, who numbered in the thousands.
    “Our veterans are here specifically to support the rights of the protesters to protest,” said Mr. Obermeyer, who said he had deployed three times during a decade in the Marines.
    The group of vets lined up in front of a fence erected outside the federal courthouse. They stayed together until a cloud of tear gas scattered much of the crowd.

  17. story goes

    “where is it? how far?”

    “to hell you ride”

    although the cleaned up version is that it was named because of the tellurium mine like this from

    Names of America: To Hell You Ride! (Better Known as Telluride)

    who say:
    “Now, some say the name Telluride stems from “To hell you ride,” a warning about the treacherous mountain journey miners embarked upon to reach the remote town. But we’re sticking with the Periodic Table of Elements theory.”

  18. Good videos today.  Thanks y’all.  I’ve thought of For What It’s Worth often lately. 
    Good Lincoln Project ad to come on the heels of AOC in the house.  Turns out that hiding behind having a wife & daughters goes back to the Antebellum days.  figures.  It fits with Trmpity’s suburban housewives…of the 1950’s.
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had men I don’t know tell me to smile while in a store.  Sense of entitlement much?  It’s while I’m looking for something or trying to figure out something. NO, I don’t smile for them.  I’m not a trained pony. or dog or woman. Maybe women should go around telling men in hardware stores to smile?

  19. Texas bars are having a “freedom fest” tonight.  Something like 800 bars are going to open against the Governor’s orders.   I hope they lose their liquor licenses forever.   If you own a bar, you own an inessential business.  Folks can stay home and drink.   Anyone who takes part in his, as a business owner or a patron, should be cited and fined for endangering public health.  

  20. Craig and BiD, I didn’t watch the news tonight so that I wouldn’t have another nervous breakdown.  This pandemic isn’t going to end until 2022 or forever at this rate.  Just look at the YELLOW on this map!

  21. I don’t wanna hear Republicans say a word about spending and the debt again. Oh, they will if Joe is sworn in as President. We need to tell them F-off on day one!

  22. Yoho resigns from board of Christian organization following confrontation with Ocasio-Cortez

    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) resigned from the board of directors of the Christian organization Bread for the World amid blowback after he accosted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) this week at the Capitol and called her “disgusting” and a “fucking bitch.”
    The bipartisan organization, which targets hunger and poverty around the world, said in a Saturday statement that it sought Yoho’s resignation, calling his actions “not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors.” 

    This chump Goper needs to resign from Congress, ah but he won’t cause he is today’s GOP.

  23. Still nice to see that young lady hand him his ass.   They’re all whining about it now. They just don’t get it.   

  24. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/24/hanna-corpus-christi-coronavirus/
    Hanna is headed  across southern TX, then on to Mexico.  Unless high winds and salt water cure COVID, this is just gonna make a bigger mess.
    TT – Please don’t tell me it won’t get better until 2022.  I have things to do…not that any of them are open now.  I’m hoping for a vaccine, but if COVID antibodies only stay in your body for about 90 days, and, if this stuff keeps mutating, I wonder how long a viable and safe vaccine will take?  I’m kicking myself for everything that I ever wanted to do, but didn’t.  

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