Anniversaries

Today is the forty-second anniversary of my marriage to Mrs. Hoge. It is is also the fifth anniversary of her death.Connie’s wedding dress was originally made in 1949 by my mother for her sister Willie Mae. In the mid ’50s my mother altered the dress for two of my cousins, Jane and Peggy, and it was refurbished again in 1979 for Connie. Since our wedding, the dress has been worn by Peggy’s daughters and granddaughters at their weddings.

On the Proper Application of Alinsky’s Rule 5

Rule 5 in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals states

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

These were seen on the Interwebz today—

Mindless Policy from Topless Administration

—Ed Driscoll

… the goalposts have been moved to an undisclosed location.

—ZeroHedge

Heh.

Rule 5 and Trees

Over at The Other McCain, Wombat has a Rule 5 link to a post at A View from the Beach about the trees the Maryland Forest Service will give to homeowner to plant for erosion control. Mrs. Hoge was involved in the Backyard Buffers program through her work with the Maryland Forestry Foundation and as president of our county’s Forestry Board.

Speaking of Mrs. Hoge and the forest, here’s a picture of her taken on a hike in the Catoctin Mountain Park, not far from Camp David.

More Rule 5

My son brought another box of important papers up from the basement. This one contained a large stash of family photos. Here are some more pictures of Mrs. Hoge. The first pair are from 1979. Connie had been hired to run the sound system for the Sunday afternoon concerts at Centennial Park in Nashville.This is from 2002.And this is from 2010.

I Guess We Were Statistical Outliers

The New York Post reports that a study carried out by Colorado State University suggests that single men with cats may have more trouble attracting women than other men. OTOH, dogs, don’t seem to negatively impact a man’s attractiveness to women.

Maybe times have changed, or maybe the fact that we were both cat owners made it possible for the future Mrs. Hoge to find me attractive back in the late ’70s. Whatever the case, I’m thankful for my good fortune.

Rule 5 Squared

Left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky’s Rule 5 states that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Kamala Harris set herself up for a dose of ridicule by allowing this obviously staged picture to be tweeted.Pro Tip #1: Experienced cooks don’t leave the packaging for raw chicken lying on a kitchen counter.

Pro Tip # 2: If you want an article of clothing to appear to be something used everyday, wash it at least once in order to remove the “just out of the box” creases.

Stacy McCain’s Rule 5 states that “Everybody loves a pretty girl.” Here’s a picture that ran in the Carroll County Times several years ago when Mrs. Hoge was running a personal cheffing business.

Rule 5

Yesterday, I posted a snapshot of Mrs. Hoge that was taken before we were married. I found it while I was going through some family files. Later yesterday evening, I came across some newspaper clippings of stories about her. Here are couple more pictures. The first is from an 1977 Indiana Daily Student story about her being the first person to graduate with a B.A. in Audio Production from IU.

The second is from a 2000 Carroll County Times story about Westminster’s Personal Chef, a business she operated for about ten years.

UPDATE—Corrected the date for the IDS article.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Pointage, laughery, and mockification have been important tools in dealing with the various ways that Team Kimberlin have wound up on the short end of Rule 5 in various circumstances.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin says he feels intimidated by the daily barrage of posts about him here at Hogewash!. I wonder … Is he intimidated by having truthful things written about him, such as how he has screwed up service of process in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness in violation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 5?

Connie_1983Or does he resent being ridiculed in the manner prescribed by Alinsky’s Rule 5 (“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”)?

Or does he resent that the defendants in his nuisance suits seem to have some of the best (McCain’s) Rule 5 pictures? That’s Mrs. Hoge (c. 1983) on the right.

#Whiner

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Losing losers gotta lose.

On Rule 5 and Rule 5

There are two Rule 5s that apply here at Hogewash!. One is Alinsky’s Rule 5 which states

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

The other is McCain’s Rule 5 from Stacy’s post How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year which states

Everybody loves a pretty girl.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed that this site uses ridicule in its reporting on certain individuals. Hogewash! has also published images of beautiful women from time to time as is appropriate.

Today, I found an image in the comment section which was clearly intended to be an application of Alinsky’s Rule 5, but which is too far removed from wisdom embodied in McCain’s Rule 5 be appropriate for this blog. I’m going to leave the comment and its image up, but I ask that commenters refrain from posting such images in the future.

Some things are just too ugly.

Rules 5

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin says he feels intimidated by the daily barrage of posts about him here at Hogewash!. I wonder … Is he intimidated by having truthful things written about him, such as how he has screwed up service of process in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness in violation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 5?

Connie_1983Or does he resent being ridiculed in the manner prescribed by Alinsky’s Rule 5 (“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”)?

Or does he resent that the defendants in his nuisance suits seem to have some of the best (McCain’s) Rule 5 pictures? That’s Mrs. Hoge (c. 1983) on the right.

#Whiner