Notre Dame Roof Collapses



I think it's going to be a near-total loss. I hope the bell-towers are saved as well as the front of the cathedral.




More pictures here.

Live video here. English language feed here.

Note that they might stop reporting on this at any moment; it is live, as I said.

Bright yellow flames are shooting out of the roof of the cathedral. I guess it's possible that it's just the scaffolding on the roof (part of a renovation of the cathedral's edifice) that's burning. But I don't know; my first thought was that these were flames shooting out from the inside of the church.

The spire is toast. Orange flames are now quite high above the roof, almost at the level of those two bell towers at the front of the church.

I'll find out what's happening. This is breaking news. There's no word on how the cathedral caught fire.


Other news:

They're releasing the Mueller report Thursday morning.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:23 PM




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1 Redacted!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 15, 2019 01:00 PM (ffYR/)

2 first

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 15, 2019 01:00 PM (8D42x)

3 damnit, I read the content...

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 15, 2019 01:00 PM (8D42x)

4 Trump is not scared.

Posted by: steevy at April 15, 2019 01:01 PM (BXMxN)

5 Yeah that Star Wars guy... what a wretched eloi soy trash. He makes Obama look manly

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:01 PM (39g3+)

6 Fuel for the fire.
Good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:01 PM (bcbK8)

7 There is Twitter on Jupiter?

Posted by: wth at April 15, 2019 01:01 PM (v0R5T)

8 Color coded!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2019 01:01 PM (cqNba)

9 Well, close to first, LOL. I'm commenting from work, hope my appeal last night gets me unbanned at home. Be well all.

Posted by: Farmer at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (T5tjg)

10 Friendship is magic!

Posted by: Brony Judges at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (RQfnU)

11 Christ, as a Star Wars nerd, that video makes me feel all dirty inside and outside. Dude. Will. Never. Get. Laid.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (VWp7G)

12 Just enough time to let the media whip themselves up in a frenzy only to be let down ... again.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (sX1BW)

13 Can't wait to see the mountain being made about this molehill.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (nEOLy)

14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK8)

15 There just may be a hidden cache of sense hidden within the horrific insanity stew that is the Twitter presence of Cher.

Nah, that's craaaazzzzy talk.

Posted by: CHER's VESTIGIAL BRAIN at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (hleDf)

16 Well, at least I'm not that guy.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:03 PM (UnA8+)

17 Really? I'm shocked they aren't going for Friday to get a whole weekend of media coverage.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 15, 2019 01:03 PM (Tr9jL)

18 >>>I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.


You missed literally nothing, but check out Red Letter Media's "No One Is Ever Truly Gone" video they put up yesterday. Funny stuff.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:03 PM (VWp7G)

19 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:03 PM (IXZGh)

20 Come back, John Wayne. All is forgiven.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (YqDXo)

21 15 There just may be a hidden cache of sense hidden within the horrific insanity stew that is the Twitter presence of Cher.

Nah, that's craaaazzzzy talk.
Posted by: CHER's VESTIGIAL BRAIN at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (hleDf)

She just doesn't want them in California because they're SUPPOSED to be used to turn Ohio and Texas Blue.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (UnA8+)

22 Uh, did the guy watching the Star Wars trailer have an orgasm? I mean, wut?

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (RD7QR)

23 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.


You missed the part where they strap Laura Dern's character to a table and scrape off the makeup with a razor one layer at a time?

Posted by: JEM at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (8erNz)

24 Dweeb should have a doctor look at that thing on his cheek.

Posted by: wth at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (v0R5T)

25 Who is that Ian character?

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (IXZGh)

26 Trump and Cher need to sing a duet together, about building the wall? "I got you babe, to help me build the wall ... you babe"

Posted by: illiniwek at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (Cus5s)

27 Star Wars:

Is that some kind of reverse psychology marketing?

Cause I threw up in my mouth a little. Was that supposed to happen?

Posted by: nip at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (DfGpI)

28 What's the betting line on that guy being a virgin?

Answer: there isn't one. Any more than there is one on where the sun will rise tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (YqDXo)

29 Short article, if you're interested in Arnold Palmer's 1 iron:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxqhjgy2

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (RQfnU)

30 25 Who is that Ian character?
Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (IXZGh)

Ian Chong is one of them internet guys.

I see him around here and there, usually mixed up in drama but some of his stuff is anti-progressive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (bcbK8)

31 I eavesdropped on some FB threads.
My Dem friends are positive that DJT is going to jail soon.
For not releasing his tax returns.
I was halfway thinking about pointing out that not releasing your tax returns isn't illegal.
But then, why bother?

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (w7KSn)

32 That is your brain on soy

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (7HtZB)

33 That guy looks like me when I watch the YouTube videos of 2016 election night.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (xPl2J)

34 Disney calls the film Rise of Skywalker, one film after Luke dies. Brilliant. Thanks for skull-fucking my childhood, Kathleen Kennedy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (VWp7G)

35 I believe it actually is possible to cringe to death.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (NLLmE)

36 Dweeb should have a doctor look at that thing on his cheek.

*flips him a coin*
"here's a quarter. Head downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face."
--Uncle Buck

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (39g3+)

37 If exposing hypocrisy wins elections and converses nations, we would not be in this position as a nation that we face today. Its will to power, order, and force is what will save our nation. Not virtue signaling to own the libs.

Posted by: literally serious at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (YmfOS)

38 She just doesn't want them in California because they're SUPPOSED to be used to turn Ohio and Texas Blue.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (UnA8+)



This.

They want the illegals in red states so when they take power back and legalize them, they'll turn every state blue.

They hate this country and want to destroy it.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (IXZGh)

39 I believe it actually is possible to cringe to death.

Yeah I had to shut that off, I was collapsing into a black hole of cringe

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (39g3+)

40 Cheong's post...I could not get through the whole thing.
This dude(?) is the classic, poster-child millennial.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (0tfLf)

41 11 Christ, as a Star Wars nerd, that video makes me feel all dirty inside and outside. Dude. Will. Never. Get. Laid.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (VWp7G)

Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (7HtZB)

42 23 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.

You missed the part where they strap Laura Dern's character to a table and scrape off the makeup with a razor one layer at a time?
Posted by: JEM at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (8erNz)

Don't tease me

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (bcbK8)

43 >>>Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.


Goodness, Bronies are laughing at us now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (VWp7G)

44 She just doesn't want them in California because they're SUPPOSED to be used to turn Ohio and Texas Blue.

Well from their perspective, illegals are a blessing for other people who need to learn diversity and to love other cultures. THEY need no such training, being wholly enlightened and filled with multiculturalism. Besides they bring the property values down.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (39g3+)

45 Unacceptable. We want the original unredacted report from Robert Mueller, not some redacted mess that was probably modified by the Trump/Barr cabal. We also want the prior drafts from Mueller, so we can see the evolution of his cooperation with attempts by foreign states to corrupt American elections.

Posted by: Congressional Democrats and the Press at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (I2dne)

46 They want the illegals in red states so when they take power back and legalize them, they'll turn every state blue.

I agree. Pack them into NY and CA.

Posted by: JEM at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (8erNz)

47 *flips him a coin*
"here's a quarter. Head downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face."
--Uncle Buck
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (39g3+)


Loved that movie.

Might've had a crush on the bitch daughter........

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (IXZGh)

48 36 Dweeb should have a doctor look at that thing on his cheek.

*flips him a coin*
"here's a quarter. Head downtown and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face."
--Uncle Buck
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:05 PM (39g3+)

*Wild Thing plays*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (bcbK8)

49 I have my popcorn ready for the freakout this weekend, then.

I find it interesting that corners of the internet populated by more hardline types have transitioned over the last 6 months or so from "you wusses will never actually do anything, and our children and grandchildren will be left to deal with things" to "it's coming, and it's coming soon". They're doing it at the same time that the more level-headed conservatives (real ones, not the cruise staff) are also starting to sound the alarm.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at April 15, 2019 01:07 PM (eAshZ)

50 Re-post
-----

Trump, illegal aliens, and sanctuary cities?

Power Line went and
looked at Jimmy Carter, the Mariel Boat Lift, Ft. Chaffee afire, and Gov
Bill Clinton opposing Carter's settling of the Cubans at Ft. Chaffee.

Steve Hayward suggests Trump follow Clinton's example and stock up on popcorn.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxdtfmhh

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:08 PM (5UVOn)

51 18 >>>I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.


You missed literally nothing, but check out Red Letter Media's "No One Is Ever Truly Gone" video they put up yesterday. Funny stuff.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:03 PM (VWp7G)

I DID see that. I get the impression they were not a fan.

Fuck Kathleen Kennedy and her soy boy hirelings.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (bcbK8)

52 Or slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: wth at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (v0R5T)

53 She just doesn't want them in California because they're SUPPOSED to be used to turn Ohio and Texas Blue.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:04 PM (UnA8+)



This.

They want the illegals in red states so when they take power back and legalize them, they'll turn every state blue.

They hate this country and want to destroy it.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM



Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.
This is the blueprint.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)

54
So the closing in wheels are walling off on Thursday?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (OLCnA)

55 My Dem friends are positive that DJT is going to jail soon.
For not releasing his tax returns.

-----------

I would like to see Trump troll the left much more on this issue. Call a press conference to release his tax return, and then do something else. Offer to release his tax return after all the Dem House members and media release theirs. Something.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (sX1BW)

56 On the plus side: watched 'Last of the Mohicans' with the wife last night.

Now that is a very well made movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (bcbK8)

57 Disney calls the film Rise of Skywalker, one film after Luke dies. Brilliant. Thanks for skull-fucking my childhood, Kathleen Kennedy.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp


So....All ten of the rebel alliance tool about in the Millenium Falcon, which, along with the wookie ( the other one) is the only character left that anyone cares about?

Whaddatheygonna do? Have ghost Luke train the young padawan Gurlpower more than when he was alive?


Meanwhile, Darth Emo has dark looks and mental snapchat sessions?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (nEOLy)

58 41
11 Christ, as a Star Wars nerd, that video makes me feel all dirty inside and outside. Dude. Will. Never. Get. Laid.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (VWp7G)



Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (7HtZB)

I. AM. REDEEMED!!!!!

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (jxbfJ)

59

That guy is a fag!

Posted by: Outrageously Flaming Mincer Drag Queen at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (UFLLM)

60 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

You feeling strong?

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

61 By the way, don't read the responses to that tweet, its so pathetic it hurts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (39g3+)

62 Take a minute to click the link to twitter Ace put in the content, and read the replies. Dems have successfully carved in stone the narrative that any redactions, which are required by law, are the cover up. They are certifiable.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (ffYR/)

63 Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM


Dude, we always have. Or at least, I did, until I came to the final realization that in the end, there would be only Star Wars.

Even though StormTroopers out A-Team the A-Team in their ability not to hit anything they're shooting at, the Red Shirt always dies.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (RQfnU)

64 So, we can honestly say Cher is now a Trump supporter?? Some people it just takes a while, I guess...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (so+oy)

65 56
On the plus side: watched 'Last of the Mohicans' with the wife last night.



Now that is a very well made movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (bcbK
I try to watch it every time I see it on. Especially when the the story takes place in what was the area I grew up in.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (jxbfJ)

66 This Cher woman isn't very bright.

Posted by: Lori Loughlin at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (wW03z)

67 The Mueller Report:

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Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)

68 Last Of The Mohicans is one of the top five movies of that decade.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (xPl2J)

69 Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.
This is the blueprint.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)

The Somalis were there before Barry got elected.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (Tr9jL)

70 66 This Cher woman isn't very bright.
Posted by: Lori Loughlin at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (wW03z)

===========

Cognitive dissonance does strange things to people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (q8oeS)

71 CBS: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that it would be holding a rally to "focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values" outside the Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minnesota, where Mr. Trump is slated to participate in a roundtable discussion in recognition of Tax Day.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (cF8AT)

72 You can't out-weasel a Golden Scalp Weasel.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (hLRSq)

73 69
Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.

This is the blueprint.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)



The Somalis were there before Barry got elected.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (Tr9jL)
Maine has a "Little Mogadishu" which used to be Lewiston.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (jxbfJ)

74 That video is why we are doomed.......

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (IXZGh)

75 60 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

You feeling strong?
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

==========

No one's ever really gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNTLC_uiGFA&t=0s

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (q8oeS)

76 Star Wars boy gives me another reason to pray for no more war. Imagine gambling your survival on drafting a generation of kids like that.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (+rqF4)

77 Billy Dee Williams can still get 'em going after all these years.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (7HtZB)

78
CHER JOHNSON IS RIGHT!!

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (TAmPV)

79 Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.
This is the blueprint.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)
+++++++++++++
If he did it, Trump can do it. The big difference is that Trump's way of doing it probably won't be changing anyone's vote distribution in a meaningful way. It'll increase vote counts, but is unlikely to flip anything. It is basically a perfect punishment. I want to see the "sanctuary cities" completely defunded federally, but this will do as a stopgap.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (I2dne)

80 I would like to see Trump troll the left much more on this issue. Call a press conference to release his tax return, and then do something else. Offer to release his tax return after all the Dem House members and media release theirs. Something.
Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (sX1BW)


"I have an envelope in each hand. In one hand I'm holding my tax returns. In the other, I'm holding a detailed report on all the payments made to get Congressmen off the sexual harassment hook, because I just don't recall which is which. Now, tell me which hand's envelope you want made public."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (YqDXo)

81 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)

Dude, nobody can do a Shelly Duvall impression but Shelly Duvall.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (RD7QR)

82 >>>Whaddatheygonna do? Have ghost Luke train the young padawan Gurlpower more than when he was alive?


The Mary Sue factor got old rather quickly. She was okay in the first one, but then she's an instant Jedi master? Get bent.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (VWp7G)

83 58 41
11 Christ, as a Star Wars nerd, that video makes me feel all dirty inside and outside. Dude. Will. Never. Get. Laid.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (VWp7G)



Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (7HtZB)

I. AM. REDEEMED!!!!!


Posted by: Wesley Crusher at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM



There. Are. Four. Lightsabers!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (0tfLf)

84 Ah, the comments on "the Barr report" from that tweet.

These morons have not a clue about what the Special Council law, that a Democratic Congress passed, says about what can and can't be released when one of these investigations is completed.

And they don't care.

Then again, neither do their demagogic asshole Democrat Congressional representatives.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (37IEG)

85 76
Star Wars boy gives me another reason to pray for no more war. Imagine
gambling your survival on drafting a generation of kids like that.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (+rqF4)
Since the opposing force would be mostly made up of people like him, it'll be an early night.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (jxbfJ)

86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)

87 I'll bet Rachel Maddow claims she's spotted coded messages from Andrew Weissman in the report. Using Morse Code with periods as dots and commas as dashes, to send messages such as "Putin sends the payoffs to Trump Jr using cocaine cartel bank accounts. Tell Schiff to subpoena every bank record in Singapore."

Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (AMIL/)

88 I watched the trailer sans sound, it was not much better.

Rey vs Darth Emo in his TiE speeder... If Rey is so powerful with the Force, why don't she just wave her hand and make Darth Emo crash instead of that stupid Force leap?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (5UVOn)

89 On the plus side: watched 'Last of the Mohicans' with the wife last night.

Now that is a very well made movie.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,



Madeline Stowe is very well made.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (NLLmE)

90 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)

I think I made that same statement a week or 2 ago....Just not in that way.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (IXZGh)

91 Jimmy Carter, the Mariel Boat Lift

-
Wasn't all bad. We got Scarface out of it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (+y/Ru)

92 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (C1NyB)

93 71 CBS: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that it would be holding a rally to "focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values" outside the Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minnesota, where Mr. Trump is slated to participate in a roundtable discussion in recognition of Tax Day.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (cF8AT)

And yet Omar's the one that needs enhanced, around-the-clock protection...

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (UnA8+)

94 86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)

Shit. Let's hope it's an accident and they handle it quickly.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (RD7QR)

95 The colluders are in collusion with the colluders! Collusion! Collusion! Collusion! You can smell the collusion, its so obvious...it's right there in plain sight!

Posted by: Adam Schiff at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (xSo9G)

96 If Rey is so powerful with the Force, why don't she just wave her hand and make Darth Emo crash instead of that stupid Force leap?

Because the writers for this drek are awful

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (39g3+)

97 80
I would like to see Trump troll the left much more on this issue.
Call a press conference to release his tax return, and then do something
else. Offer to release his tax return after all the Dem House members
and media release theirs. Something.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (sX1BW)



"I have an envelope in each hand. In one hand I'm holding my tax
returns. In the other, I'm holding a detailed report on all the payments
made to get Congressmen off the sexual harassment hook, because I just
don't recall which is which. Now, tell me which hand's envelope you want
made public."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (YqDXo)
This. And the list of Congress Critters who "allegedly" sexually harassed the cleaning crew in their office buildings (stories broke this past weekend about this).

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (jxbfJ)

98 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)
+++++++++
I really hope that it is an accident.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (I2dne)

99 86
Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.



https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq



Looks bad!

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)


Ah, I see they've elected a new Avignon pope!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (37IEG)

100 Last Of The Mohicans is one of the top five movies of that decade.

Was kind of 'meh' after the Third of the Mohicans.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (88+cf)

101 Shit. Let's hope it's an accident and they handle it quickly.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (RD7QR)

Video....

https://tinyurl.com/y6gdma2c

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (cF8AT)

102 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

I saw the trailer, I'm interested. not excited at all. but interested. they've done a good job ruining the franchise, and I'm sure I'm going to go see it to watch them finally kill it.

but I've got my EU books and great Clone Wars novels.

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (8D42x)

103 Watches trailer
Fires up vape
Changes shorts
Feels guilty for feelings towards Rey and not Po
Cries in shower

Posted by: Star Wars Guy at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (+rqF4)

104

Don't mix up your light saber with your vibrator! Had a friend do that... didn't end well...

Posted by: Outrageously Flaming Mincer Drag Queen at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (UFLLM)

105 I just heard that guy start heavy breathing, and cringed myself right off the video. Yeesh.

They must have been truly desperate to make the movie about the Rise of Skywalker after everything done to trash Luke's legacy, but who still gives a fuck? Star Wars is shite and anyone who likes the new movies has reached peak soy. Even Star Trek: Discovery is better as futuristic fantasy.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (6n54H)

106 White people are the most versatile homo sapien on the planet. They range from Audi Murphy to that Star Wars geek. My lord that's embarrassing for white people. I hope he is one of those geeks that will also go on to find a cure for some disease. Only way to redeem himself.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (2DOZq)

107 sharing common Minnesota values

Will they open the festivities with a rousing rendition of "The Internationale?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (YqDXo)

108 Acting Ensign Crusher; no, we still hate you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (5UVOn)

109 Imagine
gambling your survival on drafting a generation of kids like that.

+++

Imagine it? I'm counting on it! It's the only way we'll ever really be rid of them.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (EgmwV)

110 I would like to see Trump troll the left much more on this issue.
Call a press conference to release his tax return, and then do something
else. Offer to release his tax return after all the Dem House members
and media release theirs. Something.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (sX1BW)



"I have an envelope in each hand. In one hand I'm holding my tax
returns. In the other, I'm holding a detailed report on all the payments
made to get Congressmen off the sexual harassment hook, because I just
don't recall which is which. Now, tell me which hand's envelope you want
made public."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (YqDXo)
This. And the list of Congress Critters who "allegedly" sexually harassed the cleaning crew in their office buildings (stories broke this past weekend about this).


---------

There are a lot of ways Trump could go with this. Would just be great unpresidential theater.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (sX1BW)

111
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM

You feeling strong?
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM


He will sing his victory song

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (Ny341)

112 86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)

Shit. Let's hope it's an accident and they handle it quickly.
Posted by: joncelli
-------
*Never* piss off a hunchback. A lot of harbored resentment there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (xSo9G)

113 60 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (bcbK

You feeling strong?
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (NWiLs)

I will sing, this vict'ry song

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (bcbK8)

114 94
86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.



https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq



Looks bad!

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)



Shit. Let's hope it's an accident and they handle it quickly.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM (RD7QR)

We're going to need a bigger pope.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (jxbfJ)

115 The influx of Muslims will doom this country. We were sooooo lucky not to havepretty much any for such a long time.

The ones we did have were converts (Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali) and were at least genuine Americans, even if their politics were insane from time to time.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (wGbBR)

116 111
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM

You feeling strong?
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM

He will sing his victory song
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (Ny341)

:fistbump:

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (bcbK8)

117 Star Wars: Rise of my Apathy

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (39g3+)

118 86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)

Holy shit! I'm glad I got to see it when I did.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (7HtZB)

119 That trailer says:

"The Saga Comes To an End"

if only..

they'll be milking this cash cow every 3-4 years or so until Hollywod slides into the Pacific..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (so+oy)

120 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:10 PM (+y/Ru)
........

Mueller is Hannity?

Posted by: wth at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (v0R5T)

121
"I have an envelope in each hand. In one hand I'm holding my tax
returns. In the other, I'm holding a detailed report on all the payments
made to get Congressmen off the sexual harassment hook, because I just
don't recall which is which. Now, tell me which hand's envelope you want
made public."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (YqDXo)

Could make a gameshow out of it. Audience gets to vote on which envelope(left or right) to open with 10k donations to some charity.

Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (mX8Vr)

122 Cloward-Piven the daylights out of the Democrats, Donny Two-Scoops!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (hLRSq)

123 "86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

I'm putting my bet on: moslems

Posted by: Chris M at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (eAZVt)

124 Notre Dame

Hmmmm - Yellow Vest protest got out of hand?

Or the religion of peace doing urban renewal for a new mosque?

Kidding aside -
After all the stuff that buildings has survived, let's hope it's not as bad as that video makes it look.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (37IEG)

125 >>>Star Wars: Rise of my Apathy


Rise of that Nerd's Penis.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (VWp7G)

126 You know what? I visited Notre Dame Cathedral, and do not recall anything about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (CDGwz)

127 Gee, I am surprised they did not have Rey in a hijab.

Posted by: Paladin at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (Br9Gi)

128 "86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

------------

New Pope?

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (sX1BW)

129 76 Star Wars boy gives me another reason to pray for no more war. Imagine gambling your survival on drafting a generation of kids like that.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (+rqF4)

An army that drafts him will lose. Which is why our army won't need a draft... and will be much, much stronger once the soldiers enthusiastically turn their guns on the JAGs and diversicrats.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (6n54H)

130 When Congressperthing Omar watches Black Hawk Down, which side do you figure they are rooting for?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (39g3+)

131 Nicely played..drop it on the Thursday of the long Easter weekend.

Posted by: Dingbat at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (+oKd/)

132 >>>they'll be milking this cash cow every 3-4 years or so until Hollywod slides into the Pacific..



My 18-year old of officially fed up with marvel and Star Wars. Doesn't think he'll see another film of either again. I can't blame him.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (VWp7G)

133 Why is that Miles guy cringing? Cannot view Twatter videos.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (TfwlC)

134 53
Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.
This is the blueprint.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)


I thought the Lutheran Church had something to do with that.

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (xjiRE)

135 118 86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:13 PM (cF8AT)

Holy shit! I'm glad I got to see it when I did.
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (7HtZB)

Looking like the revolution will be televised. People need to follow the yellow vest more closely in France and other nationalist movements in Europe. It's not going away. This is also the canary in the coal mine for our nation.

Posted by: literally serious at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (YmfOS)

136
I saw the trailer, I'm interested. not excited at all. but interested. they've done a good job ruining the franchise, and I'm sure I'm going to go see it to watch them finally kill it.

but I've got my EU books and great Clone Wars novels.
Posted by: SturmToddler at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (8D42x)

You'll like this Babylon Bee article

http://tinyurl.com/y6ojra7k

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (7HtZB)

137 In New York, most counties have roads that look like a third world country, the inner city schools have one of the lowest graduation rates in the country and we pay one of the highest effective tax rates in the country. People and wealth are leaving faster than any other state in the union. Most people I talked to today are shocked at their tax bill, which now reflects the enormous burden New York has placed on its citizens.

The new Democrat Legislatures response? Infanticide on demand, higher taxes on everything imaginable, and a boon for people who are not even citizens, including a $27 million dollar slush fund for illegal immigrants to go to college. In an act of complete despotism, the legislature denied that same college benefit for children of Gold Star Families, whose spouse gave their lives in service of our country.


The New York comptroller says that realistically, the spending will exceed actual revenues by about 2%.

Anyone who thinks that despotism, patronage, socialism and unconstitutional conflagration is dead, I present to you the Democrats State of New York.


Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (VpIIl)

138 And the list of Congress Critters who "allegedly" sexually harassed the cleaning crew in their office buildings (stories broke this past weekend about this).
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

You're kidding. Who goes after night cleaning crews!?!

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (nEOLy)

139 Obama dumped 70,000 Somalis into Minnesota's 5th District and they elected Omar.


And don't you wonder if one of them just threw a five year old off a third-floor walkway at the Mall of America, to the boy's near-death?

I sure do.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (Rarvo)

140 Why is that Miles guy cringing?

He's overcome with nearly orgasmic bliss watching the Star Wars teaser.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (39g3+)

141 132 >>>they'll be milking this cash cow every 3-4 years or so until Hollywod slides into the Pacific..



My 18-year old of officially fed up with marvel and Star Wars. Doesn't think he'll see another film of either again. I can't blame him.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (VWp7G)

I'm in the same boat.

I think I'm done.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (bcbK8)

142

OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real.

And, why is he in a hotel room?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (AzW6q)

143 Most of the people responding to that Twitter post are saying aww, how sweet, wish we were all so joyful.

Saying.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (C7rlo)

144 132 >>>they'll be milking this cash cow every 3-4 years or so until Hollywod slides into the Pacific..



My 18-year old of officially fed up with marvel and Star Wars. Doesn't think he'll see another film of either again. I can't blame him.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:18 PM (VWp7G)

=============

Other movies get made...

Saw Terry Gilliam's newest. Mucho like.

There's so much more than Star Wars and Marvel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (q8oeS)

145 126 You know what? I visited Notre Dame Cathedral, and do not recall anything about it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.



Ditto. There are much nicer, albeit smaller, cathedrals in Paris, much less France as a whole. Still, I don't want to see it damaged.

Posted by: pep at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (wW03z)

146 128 "86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

------------

New Pope?
Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (sX1BW)

New hunchback

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (7HtZB)

147
OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real.

And, why is he in a hotel room?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (AzW6q)

Agreed.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (GBteo)

148 I carefully avoided seeing Star Wars movies after the first one, which I viewed as a comedy and got some glares from kids sitting nearby in the theater when my wife and I broke out laughing at some of the visual jokes. Then a couple of years ago I was at dinner with some friends and they said, "oh let's go to see the new Star Wars movie". So there I was in the uncomfortable seat, cringing myself to death and wanting oh so badly to just leave, but they were driving, it was raining, I was two miles from home and had no raincoat, so I sat there and cringed. In retrospect I realized I should have just gone out and waited in the lobby. It was one of the most excruciatingly uncomfortable experiences of my life. What in the Blue Blazing HELL does anyone see in this crap?

Posted by: Ruthless at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (oFCg9)

149 Dems will whine about not seeing the full spying report, on innocent Trump supporters, straight from their bedroom or wherever.


But anything damaging is probably already leaked by the 17 angry Dem lawyers to the DNC ... so they get a twofer ... whine about the coverup, then use the illegal spying later as oppo research. such a deal.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (Cus5s)

150 And yet Omar's the one that needs enhanced, around-the-clock protection...

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:14 PM


****

Rumor has it her protection detail is equipped with the latest innovation in Technicals from Mogadishu. Pedestal mounted 7.62 and .50 cal versions.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (0tfLf)

151 Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.





Goodness, Bronies are laughing at us now.
--

Oh my. That is bad.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (Z3zSO)

152 I hope he is one of those geeks that will also go on to find a cure for some disease. Only way to redeem himself.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:15 PM (2DOZq)

---------

From the looks of it, he found an effective antidote to testosterone.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (gC2IV)

153 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames.

Posted by: not the mama at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (t2AQi)

154 141. I am out after Endgame. I will have seen pretty much every character worth mentioning come to life.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (wGbBR)

155 Trump's in Burnsville today? Literally the town next door to my home.

Posted by: jhawk90 at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (Xvo1a)

156 76 Star Wars boy gives me another reason to pray for no more war. Imagine gambling your survival on drafting a generation of kids like that.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 15, 2019 01:12 PM (+rqF4)


Could be a good way of clearing mine fields, though.

"Hey, guys, they're previewing the latest episode of Star Wars right on the other side of this field!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (YqDXo)

157 Last Of The Mohicans is one of the top five movies of that decade.

Was kind of 'meh' after the Third of the Mohicans.
Posted by: Roland
---------

Well, when protagonist is named 'Natty Bumpo', you are to be forgiven.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (CDGwz)

158 Hey the star wars Nerd put up his own shelves.

Of course they are stocked with star wars memorabilia, but still.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (vTnqw)

159 123: I agree. If this doesn't slap some sense into France, they're doomed. And no "welcoming" them here with there stupid politics. Fight or die, frogs in the hot water.

Posted by: CN at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (U7k5w)

160 142

OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real.

And, why is he in a hotel room?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (AzW6q)

Probably in Chicago for the big Star Wars convention last week.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (7HtZB)

161 I'm still debating whether or not to watch The Last Jedi. I really want to know if it's as bad as everyone says.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (xPl2J)

162 First thing Cher's got correct since, well, ever.

*that feeling you get when your brain cells finally establish an electro-chemical connection*

Posted by: Sharkman at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (Y3hKx)

163
I thought the Lutheran Church had something to do with that.

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (xjiRE)


They got money from the federal government to relocate to do it.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (TAmPV)

164

Wesley was snap-fab in The Sodomite Maneuver episode, but increasingly disappointing in later episodes after Data's cat neutered him in the dilithium crystal closet incident...

Posted by: Outrageously Flaming Mincer Drag Queen at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (UFLLM)

165 You're kidding. Who goes after night cleaning crews!?!
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (nEOLy)

*coughs demurely*

Posted by: George Costanza at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (xPJvm)

166 In the meantime, illegal aliens are dropping kids who, because of an insane court ruling, immediately have the status of citizens when they SHOULD have the status of their outlaw parents.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (Rxduq)

167 Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (VpIIl)

NYC, especially, (outside of Manhattan), might have the shittiest roads in the western world.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (GBteo)

168 128 "86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

------------

New Pope?
Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM

******

What's the over/under on muzzie involvement?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (0tfLf)

169 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames
========!
!!!!!!!

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (vTnqw)

170 Last Of The Mohicans is one of the top five movies of that decade.

Was kind of 'meh' after the Third of the Mohicans.
Posted by: Roland
---------



Disney bought the rights & will make a sequel "Rise of The Mohicans"

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (7HtZB)

171 Minnesota values like tossing toddlers over the railing at the local mall?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (O5f1Y)

172 153 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames.
Posted by: not the mama at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (t2AQi)

Was there an Amish convention in Paris?

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (C7rlo)

173 Anyone who thinks that despotism, patronage, socialism and unconstitutional conflagration is dead, I present to you the Democrats State of New York.
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Never trust a Yankee.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (2LelM)

174 I think Disney is planning to inflict upon the public a series about the Mandolorians...

Infect Disney with Mitichlorians ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (5UVOn)

175 122 Cloward-Piven the daylights out of the Democrats, Donny Two-Scoops!
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:16 PM (hLRSq)

At the expense of America and Americans? No thanks.
Cloward Piven strategy using migrants from South of the Border to destroy our country has been planned for several decades in Marxist circles. Once they are in, they are in. Doesn't matter where they end up.

Posted by: literally serious at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (YmfOS)

176

Paris Notre Dame cathedral is BURNING

Posted by: Ru Paul at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (LilNs)

177 Christ, as a Star Wars nerd, that video makes me feel all dirty inside and outside. Dude. Will. Never. Get. Laid.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:02 PM (VWp7G)



Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM (7HtZB)

I. AM. REDEEMED!!!!!


Posted by: Wesley Crusher at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (jxbfJ)

SHUT UP Wesley

Posted by: SturmToddler at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (8D42x)

178 153 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames.
Posted by: not the mama at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (t2AQi)


Can fire melt stone?

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (nRWPy)

179 >>>I'm in the same boat.

I think I'm done.



They blew a chance to reunite Fisher, Ford, and Hamill together one last time. I think that did it for me.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (VWp7G)

180 171 Minnesota values like tossing toddlers over the railing at the local mall?
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Isn't that the Mall of Americas?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (2LelM)

181 I'm still debating whether or not to watch The Last Jedi.

Go ahead, give it a try. Just don't pay for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (39g3+)

182 161 I'm still debating whether or not to watch The Last Jedi. I really want to know if it's as bad as everyone says.
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (xPl2J)

Watch it with the Rifftrax commentary

rifftrax.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (7HtZB)

183 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!

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Damn Hunchback get out?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (+y/Ru)

184 Ditto. There are much nicer, albeit smaller, cathedrals in Paris, much less France as a whole. Still, I don't want to see it damaged.
Posted by: pep
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Me either. I just do not recollect being awed. I found Chartes more interesting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (xSo9G)

185 *Never* piss off a hunchback. A lot of harbored resentment there.

++++

Someone stole his stapler.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (O5f1Y)

186 153 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames.
Posted by: not the mama at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (t2AQi)

Ooh yeah. Building is fucked.

http://tinyurl.com/y3ymh8eg

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:22 PM (GBteo)

187 Released on Thursday so plenty of time for everyone to read it before the Sunday talk shows.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (hLRSq)

188 138 And the list of Congress Critters who "allegedly" sexually harassed the cleaning crew in their office buildings (stories broke this past weekend about this).
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

You're kidding. Who goes after night cleaning crews!?!
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (nEOLy)


The amazing thing is that any Congressmen work at night. Unless they just stayed there to bang the cleaning crew.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (YqDXo)

189 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames.

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This wouldn't happen if they just joined a conference.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (sX1BW)

190
Minnesota values like tossing toddlers over the railing at the local mall?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (O5f1Y)


It must be their viking heritage.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (TAmPV)

191 There are a lot of Muslim malcontents who hang out in the area around the Notre Dame Cathedral.In fact there are a lot of vagrants in the surrounding area.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (VpIIl)

192 clip of the Notre Dame fire:

https://twitter.com/Solwii/status/1117838739097755648

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (C7rlo)

193 she ,We ,Trump are right. How can we not feed, clothe , house our own children while handing out free clothes, food, to others>
Fkn Parent up America!

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (r/xAU)

194
New Pope?

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (sX1BW)



New hunchback

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (7HtZB)
They should have never tried to burn that witch Esmeralda at the stake.
This is what happens when you let amateur witch burners do the job of professionals.

Posted by: Witchsmeller Pursuivant at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (37IEG)

195 You all laughed at me when I sold the franchise for $4B. Who's laughing now, chumps?

Posted by: George Lucas at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (wW03z)

196 161 I'm still debating whether or not to watch The Last Jedi. I really want to know if it's as bad as everyone says.
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (xPl2J)

I'd skip it. It's really bad, infuriatingly bad.

Or, drink a lot and have fun bashing it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (bcbK8)

197 I think Disney is planning to inflict upon the public a series about the Mandolorians

Might not suck but at this point I really don't care. Its like when Discovery came out. Meh, Star Trek again? Who cares.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (39g3+)

198 I hope they're paid up on their fire insurance at the notre dame cathedral.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (GBteo)

199 Da Fuq?

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (cF8AT)

200 Announcer voice, "In Star Wars Episode IX: Quest to Destroy the Franchise, you the audience will experience nothing ever seen before in the saga. Rose Tico naked."

And suddenly millions of voices were silenced.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (5UVOn)

201 Is John Kerry on his way to Paris?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (xSo9G)

202 Very cool! I love the rich Evans reaction video!

Posted by: Very Cool at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (eDo1+)

203 Uncle Joey never sniffs my hair.

Posted by: Brian Sideshow Stelter's Thought Balloon at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (uMoiq)

204 OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real.

And, why is he in a hotel room?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

..................

His Mom finally kicked him out of her basement?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (so+oy)

205 41 Seriously. Trekkers are laughing at us now, that's how bad it is.
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:06 PM

Have you seen Star Trek Discovery? We have our own problems right now, thanks

Posted by: Trekkie at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (+rqF4)

206 What happened? Hope the post comes back before we resort to cannibalism.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (gC2IV)

207 196 161 I'm still debating whether or not to watch The Last Jedi. I really want to know if it's as bad as everyone says.
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (xPl2J)

I'd skip it. It's really bad, infuriatingly bad.

Or, drink a lot and have fun bashing it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:23 PM (bcbK

============

If you end up liking what they did with Luke, the movie becomes worthwhile overall.

If you hate what they did with Luke, there's enough else wrong with the movie that you will consider it irredeemable.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (q8oeS)

208 Bet he didn't have on underwear.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 15, 2019 01:24 PM (pw+jk)

209 now we're back?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (GBteo)

210 If it were the Centre Pompidou, I would be cheering.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (xSo9G)

211 Hmmmm - Yellow Vest protest got out of hand?

+++

Anti pedophile protest, part of the nation wide anti Catholic sentiment ongoing within France?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (O5f1Y)

212 146 128 "86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

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New Pope?
Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:17 PM (sX1BW)

New hunchback
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:20 PM (7HtZB)

I didn't get his name but his face sure rings a bell.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (NWiLs)

213 >> "OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real."

I was about to say the same thing. Has to be a parody, it's waaay too over-the-top.

Otoh, if it isn't a parody, then...


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (DwzBO)

214 What just happened?

Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (mX8Vr)

215 Live feed...

https://tinyurl.com/y59tnq7e

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (cF8AT)

216 Paris is burning.

Les En Fuegos

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (NLLmE)

217 214 What just happened?
Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (mX8Vr)

ace put the thread back in to draft to update the headline, I guess?

idk

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (GBteo)

218 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

https://tinyurl.com/y5d359kq

Looks bad!



So...what burns in Mecca?
Asking for the French Air Force.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (0tfLf)

219 Notre Dame burns and let's not jump to conclussi... and it's muslims.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (pw+jk)

220 Fox News just announced the fire at Notre Dame is in the attic, possibly related to workers activities.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (so+oy)

221

What a loss.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (UFLLM)

222 213 >> "OK, That Star Wars dude has to be trolling. That can't be real."

I was about to say the same thing. Has to be a parody, it's waaay too over-the-top.

Otoh, if it isn't a parody, then...


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (DwzBO)

===========

I actually wrote a weekly post about a similar guy watching the Last Jedi trailer a couple of years ago.

I can't find it, though...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (q8oeS)

223 What just happened?
Posted by: Someguy



It sure did.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (NLLmE)

224 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (7HtZB)

225 no idea where I am, wanders around confused..

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (r/xAU)

226
NYC, especially, (outside of Manhattan), might have the shittiest roads in the western world.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM


hold my 40...

Posted by: Metro Detroit (Rock City) at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (hx3Q8)

227 130
When Congressperthing Omar watches Black Hawk Down, which side do you figure they are rooting for?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .
If there is such a thing as a Somalian version of Teen Beat, that's what Omar has pasted up all over her room at home.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (elsTe)

228 "Notre Dame is Burning"


Holy smokes!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (a2xio)

229 I have a question for the food thread, when it gets here.

When did "char" become a thing? I call it burned and don't want to eat burned food.......

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (IXZGh)

230 There's scaffolding on the cathedral. Were they doing repair work or renovations?

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (xjiRE)

231 the fire at Notre Dame is in the attic

That's where they store the dead hookers, not good.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (UFLLM)

232 Scaffolding around that one tower in the picture and my first thought is an open flame from torches or welding that got away from somebody.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (kUmUV)

233 Le Figaro had some video that didn't look good.

May have to do with the renovation...which will now be a bigger job.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (VpIIl)

234 86 Smoke billowing from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France."

------------

New Pope?"

RBG replacement selection?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (6qErC)

235 Ace changed up the post to report on the fire at Notre Dame, so a little hamster hiccup.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (5UVOn)

236 Fox News just announced the fire at Notre Dame is in the attic, possibly related to workers activities.
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They were cleaning statutes. You can see the scaffolding up still and a crane.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (vTnqw)

237 226


NYC, especially, (outside of Manhattan), might have the shittiest roads in the western world.



Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM



hold my 40...

Posted by: Metro Detroit (Rock City) at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .
Don't count me out --!

Posted by: Noo Awlins at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (elsTe)

238 169 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, not just smoke. lots of flames
========!
!!!!!!!

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM (vTnqw)

Let's hope it's not damaging and let's hope it's not arson.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (RD7QR)

239 Me either. I just do not recollect being awed. I found Chartes more interesting.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc



That was certainly one I was thinking of. Another is Sainte-Chapelle, also in Paris, and almost all stained glass. It's stunning.

Posted by: pep at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (wW03z)

240 If its protests against sexual assault n the church, pundits will say the church had it coming. If it was muslims, pundits will worry about Muslim backlash.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (gC2IV)

241 weeeeee!

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (r/xAU)

242 Cathedral fire odds:

1% accident while doing maintenance
24% yellow vest craziness
75% Muslim attack

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (39g3+)

243 You're kidding. Who goes after night cleaning crews!?!

-
Was that wrong?

Posted by: George Costanza at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (+y/Ru)

244 What's the over/under on muzzie involvement?
--

Jihad Watch has been reporting a lot of Catholic Churches in France have been vandalized lately. So yeah, I'd say 80/ 20 Religion of Pieces.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (Z3zSO)

245 Damn!And they were going to have a great team this year.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (88+cf)

246 That image looks like a painting.

if that's actual, that building is fucked.

Maybe God took a look and didn't like what he saw.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (IXZGh)

247 Oh no!!!


Arson? Terrorism??

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (W+vEI)

248 which post am I at?

Posted by: willow at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (r/xAU)

249 Sorry the pic got posted, I was avoiding seeing it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (CDGwz)

250 Worst part is all those obnoxious euro sirens no doubt being squealed. Even their sirens sound effeminate.

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (nRWPy)

251 At this point I hope to see USS Discovery shooting up an Imperial Star Destroyer and both franchises kill each other.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (5UVOn)

252 Is there a lot of artwork in Notre Dame? I've never been.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (cF8AT)

253 Quasimodo was trying to ring the bells with a cigarette in his lips. It just wen downhill from there.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (VpIIl)

254 That image looks like a painting.

if that's actual, that building is fucked.

Maybe God took a look and didn't like what he saw.
Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (IXZGh)

I'm pretty confident that it's real, and yes -- I concur -- that building is FUCKED.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (GBteo)

255 Idk guys, it doesn't seem very splodey for a Muslim attack.

Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (mX8Vr)

256 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents
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French painters, voila!

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (DYNzp)

257 228
"Notre Dame is Burning"

Holy smokes!


Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .
Don't look at me. I was with Esmeralda at the time.

Posted by: Quasimodo at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (elsTe)

258 219 Notre Dame burns and let's not jump to conclussi... and it's muslims.
----------------------
My money is on the Huguenots.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (2LelM)

259 So...what burns in Mecca?

Asking for the French Air Force.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (0tfLf)
Can I interest you in a plan to make it so no one has to face any particular direction when bowing to Mecca?

Posted by: Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (37IEG)

260 Who goes after night cleaning crews!?!

"More like Who doesn't!"
--Congressman

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (39g3+)

261 Is there a lot of artwork in Notre Dame? I've never been.

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Touchdown Jesus

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (sX1BW)

262 CBS: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that it would be holding a rally to "focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values" outside the Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minnesota, where Mr. Trump is slated to participate in a roundtable discussion in recognition of Tax Day.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:11 PM (cF8AT)

(Mister Rogers voice)

Can you say "target-rich environment"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (TfwlC)

263

Doing the French Mistake...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (UFLLM)

264 210 If it were the Centre Pompidou, I would be cheering.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (xSo9G)

Hey, that building still has scaffolding on it!

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (RD7QR)

265 224 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents

Frogs smoking? Nah

Posted by: Dingbat at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (+oKd/)

266 If only the University of Notre Dame was burning. Sigh. So close.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (VWp7G)

267 252 Is there a lot of artwork in Notre Dame? I've never been.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (cF8AT)

Not anymore.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (GBteo)

268 Scaffolding around that one tower in the picture and my first thought is an open flame from torches or welding that got away from somebody.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM


*****

There is ALWAYS scaffolding around European churches. Two reasons...they need work: and, they avoid fees (taxes) while "under construction."

Alternate view...the scaffolding provides an easy way for an arsonist to get up there.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (0tfLf)

269 211---Anti pedophile protest, part of the nation wide anti Catholic sentiment ongoing within France?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:25 PM (O5f1Y)
-------------------------------

Anti-Catholic sentiment on the Left has nothing to do with the pederasty scandals.
That's just a useful tool.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (Rxduq)

270 Sigh, those smokers.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (ufFY8)

271 no idea where I am, wanders around confused..
Posted by: willow



You can come wait in my van.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (NLLmE)

272 >>Jihad Watch has been reporting a lot of Catholic Churches in France have been vandalized lately. So yeah, I'd say 80/ 20 Religion of Pieces.



Yes, was it Notre Dame where they found a car full of fuel tanks parked outside it? Within the last year or so, IIRC.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (W+vEI)

273 They were cleaning statutes. You can see the scaffolding up still and a crane.
Posted by: simplemind
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Maybe using acetone was a mistake...

Posted by: Jacques at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (CDGwz)

274 226
NYC, especially, (outside of Manhattan), might have the shittiest roads in the western world.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM

hold my 40...
Posted by: Metro Detroit (Rock City) at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (hx3Q

Dude, Philadelphia area has shitty roads AND you have to dodge deer running onto the highways.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (7HtZB)

275 Ah, note the scaffolding in one of those shots.

Worker error.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (37IEG)

276 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (TfwlC)

277 Another live feed...

https://tinyurl.com/y59tnq7e

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (cF8AT)

278 Uff da. Welp, hope they put it out all right. It's a heck of a landmark.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (bcbK8)

279 (Mister Rogers voice)

Can you say "target-rich environment"?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (TfwlC)


Is it wrong to hope there's violence? Not involving Trump, of course, but so the world sees exactly what those people are? They should know already, but still......

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (IXZGh)

280
Prosecutor in the case of a woman who assaulted Kellyanne Conway in a restaurant dropped all charges against the woman. Why? Because the woman wrote Conway a letter saying she was sorry. Our "justice" system at work comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (OLCnA)

281 When Congressperthing Omar watches Black Hawk Down, which side do you figure they are rooting for?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Do you really HAVE to ask that question?

Somalia is just a really terrible place. Period. I think worse than Afghanistan. At one time, before their Islamic Civil war, Afghanistan actually had some nice places to live.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (vcOmj)

282 no idea where I am, wanders around confused..
Posted by: willow


You can come wait in my van.
Posted by: eleven
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Pfft.

Posted by: The friendly stranger in the black sedan at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (CDGwz)

283 Damn.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (6qErC)

284

1000 year old wood? Check.
Acetylene torch? Check.
Voila!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (UFLLM)

285 Notre Dame is on fire? Where was Trump when it started?

Posted by: The Entire Batshit Left at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (LISuA)

286 Is there a lot of artwork in Notre Dame? I've never been.
==========
Huge Window.

Nice statuary.

Crown of Thorns.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (DYNzp)

287 Fox is showing live video of Notre Dame and the flames are 20 feet high.. still raging..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (so+oy)

288 Anti-Catholic sentiment on the Left has nothing to do with the pederasty scandals.
That's just a useful tool.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (Rxduq)


Bingo

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (nRWPy)

289 The friendly stranger in the black sedan"

That's my vehicle.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (6qErC)

290 Did Paris hire that lady who had 'restored' that fresco?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (5UVOn)

291

Sponteanous hunch back combustion?

Posted by: Trailer Park Boys at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (GEhPL)

292 Notre Dame Cathedral is about a half-hour drive from the Arc de Triomphe, which is where the gilets jaunes mill around. Perhaps none of that is relevant, but there it is.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (C7rlo)

293 Dude, Philadelphia area has shitty roads AND you have to dodge deer running onto the highways.


yes we have the WORST roads plus all the damn deer PLUS PennDOT does NOTHING

PLUS the highest or second-highest gas tax IN THE NATION to pay for work PennDOT doesn't bother doing, apparently

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (Rarvo)

294 Dude, Philadelphia area has shitty roads AND you have to dodge deer running onto the highways.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019

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Okay, deer are bad, but opossums and armadillos really screw up your paint.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (elsTe)

295 At this point I hope to see USS Discovery shooting up an Imperial Star Destroyer and both franchises kill each other.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM


I'll be taking over both!

Posted by: Emperor Sunset Bubbles at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (RQfnU)

296 >>CBS: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that it would be holding a rally to "focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values"




Gosh, think there will be some Smollet-like hoax attacks?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (W+vEI)

297 They are reporting it is from construction work.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (ufFY8)

298 237 226


NYC, especially, (outside of Manhattan), might have the shittiest roads in the western world.



Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:21 PM



hold my 40...

Posted by: Metro Detroit (Rock City) at April 15, 2019
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Don't count me out --!
Posted by: Noo Awlins at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (elsTe)


Don't count out California, after Moonbeam's "road diet" and diversion of gasoline taxes away from road maintenance toward buying condoms for the gay polar bears.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

299 290 Did Paris hire that lady who had 'restored' that fresco?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:31 PM (5UVOn)

hahahaha

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (C7rlo)

300 276 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (TfwlC)


Roof has to be heavy timber trusses.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (kUmUV)

301 247 Oh no!!!


Arson? Terrorism??
Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:28 PM (W+vEI)

Considering the information that there was ongoing restoration work I'm thinking an accident. Although what you could do while restoring artwork that would start such a fire is beyond me.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

302 Lots of woodwork in the roof and interior, the building its self is made of stone as a shell. Plenty of stuff to burn

Always a lot of artwork in cathedrals, particularly one as grand and ancient as Notre Dame. The altar screens are usually worth millions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (39g3+)

303 275 Ah, note the scaffolding in one of those shots.

Worker error.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (37IEG)


That's what I'm thinking is most likely. If it wasn't for that I'd say arson.

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (xjiRE)

304 >>>yes we have the WORST roads plus all the damn deer PLUS PennDOT does NOTHING


Fact check: TRUE!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (VWp7G)

305 Ah, note the scaffolding in one of those shots.

Worker error.
Posted by: DamnedYankee
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Likely. One hell of a fuck-up.

Posted by: The friendly stranger in the black sedan at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (CDGwz)

306 European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched "Every Day"

Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized, defecated on, and torched.

In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average. According to PI-News, a German news site, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17% increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878 attacks were registered -- meaning that such attacks are only going from bad to worse.
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It's a good conservative site but there are alot of ads on the page so using an adblocker is recommended:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3q2mkpf

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (Dh1wo)

307 276 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?
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Not the roof.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (2LelM)

308 297 They are reporting it is from construction work.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (ufFY

Le Oops!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (GBteo)

309 You want moi now, before I finish my foie gras ??????


Totally boeuf !!!!

Posted by: French Firefrog at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (RZ6R1)

310 297 They are reporting it is from construction work.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (ufFY

Holy Moly, the insurance payout.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (C7rlo)

311 Facebook comments on the Mueller report are priceless.

Posted by: ruralbob at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (JmrPi)

312 258
219 Notre Dame burns and let's not jump to conclussi... and it's muslims.

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My money is on the Huguenots.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (2LelM)


Sockray Blew!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (a2xio)

313 Did Paris hire that lady who had 'restored' that fresco?

Oh no its turning out awful again... how do I fix this??? (looking around frantically at all the alcohol based fluids and dirty rags)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (39g3+)

314 Diversity is our strength.. and our arson and our rapes and our murders and our...

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (pw+jk)

315 I wonder whether it's the worst mistake in some worker's life, or an Islamic Inferno of Peace.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (AzW6q)

316 Put out the fire. Repair the roof. Then, reopen the Cathedral as a Mosque, as Allah intends!

Posted by: Recip Erdogan at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (LISuA)

317 Anyone else think the left will just create a narrative out of the smallest thing in the report?

Trump didnt return a phone call? Obstruction! Then we get to hear about it for weeks and it becomes some kind of truth.

They've invested too much into this to find nothing.

Posted by: Ring at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (mY6gv)

318 Mutliculturalism is so hot right now !!!

Posted by: McCool at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (lWCRE)

319 Worker error.

I gave it a 1% chance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (39g3+)

320 Maybe the fire was set by a USC fan.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (xPl2J)

321 Seems the socialist country didn't have the right safety platforms in place.

Posted by: U L Approved! at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (IXZGh)

322

Le Excellent! We can clear the lot to build a housing estate for muslim migrants!

Posted by: French Commie at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (UFLLM)

323 I enjoyed the Star Wars movies as much as the next kid when I was little.

But G** Damn, what a man baby to be crying over that.

Literally crying over a fucking movie trailer.

Over a series that went shittier than an overflowing septic tank.

Get a grip.

Posted by: Blanco at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (QGdDN)

324 305
Ah, note the scaffolding in one of those shots.



Worker error.

Posted by: DamnedYankee

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Likely. One hell of a fuck-up.

Posted by: The friendly stranger in the black sedan at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (CDGwz)

No worries. The union will protect him.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (ufFY8)

325 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (TfwlC)

Roof has to be heavy timber trusses.
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So the way the thing is built, not good if the roof trusses are burned out. . .

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (DYNzp)

326 304
>>>yes we have the WORST roads plus all the damn deer PLUS PennDOT does NOTHING





Fact check: TRUE!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019

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Doesn't PA have all those cool signs, like "Remove Sunglasses Before Entering Tunnel"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (elsTe)

327 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents

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One would have to believe that great care goes into preservation restoration on such an historic location that no smoking or other dangerous proclivities would be permitted. Like...strict enforcement of such rules. But what do I know?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (JoUsr)

328 The roof, the roof, the roof is on fi-yah!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (+/7JY)

329 Happily, we know Amish refuse to fly so, for this one time!, we can absolve them of responsibility.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, no recent arrests at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (LISuA)

330 I was no where near that place.

Posted by: Mrs. O'Leary's Cow at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (IXZGh)

331 317 Anyone else think the left will just create a narrative out of the smallest thing in the report?

Trump didnt return a phone call? Obstruction! Then we get to hear about it for weeks and it becomes some kind of truth.

They've invested too much into this to find nothing.
Posted by: Ring at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (mY6gv)

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The activist left will scream that Trump must be impeached.

The establishment left will try to shut them up and fail.

The activist left will win the media battle, but impeachment will never happen.

Trump will capitalize on the discord in the Left towards electoral victory.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (q8oeS)

332 224 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM

Unpossible! The French are so progressive and sophisticated, they wouldn't smoke cigarettes!

Posted by: Clueless Liberal at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (+rqF4)

333 I did not like that Jesus face so I torched it


AA

Posted by: Muzz at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (RZ6R1)

334 Burning Down The House....

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (2LelM)

335
French labor only works four hours a day and they still manage to screw things up.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (TAmPV)

336 >>>Doesn't PA have all those cool signs, like "Remove Sunglasses Before Entering Tunnel"?


Correct. Between that and Bridge Freezes Before Road Surface, we got everything covered.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (VWp7G)

337 Churches in France have been vandalized a lot:

http://tinyurl.com/y55pmx3l

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (W+vEI)

338
Likely. One hell of a fuck-up.

Posted by: The friendly stranger in the black sedan at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (CDGwz)
No shit. Someones are about to be looking for new employments.
I wonder if the government will consider prosecuting for stupidity and gross negligence.
Or!the Ihan Omar answer would be "somebody did something!"

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (37IEG)

339 323 I enjoyed the Star Wars movies as much as the next kid when I was little.

But G** Damn, what a man baby to be crying over that.

Literally crying over a fucking movie trailer.

Over a series that went shittier than an overflowing septic tank.

Get a grip.
Posted by: Blanco at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (QGdDN)

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What are the odds that he belongs to a real religion?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (q8oeS)

340 -
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Ah, note the scaffolding in one of those shots.



Worker error.

Posted by: DamnedYankee

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Likely. One hell of a fuck-up.


Posted by: The friendly stranger in the black sedan at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM

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Alright, WHO plugged 7 cords into one outlet???

Posted by: Fire Marshall Bill at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (pMGkg)

341 True, I wouldn't call those frou-frou Gitanes "cigarettes."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (+/7JY)

342 live video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-M_5rGhPdg

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (PbpT7)

343 Flashback to the Oakland Hills fire.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (C7rlo)

344 Doesn't PA have all those cool signs, like "Remove Sunglasses Before Entering Tunnel"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (elsTe)


Oklahoma freeways have signs that say "Do Not Drive Into Smoke."

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (IXZGh)

345 Hiya Hordelings

Norte Dame is beautiful - I certainly hope the damage isn'too extensive.

It's an interesting bit of architecture, the reason they were able to make the interior so tall is the invention of the flying buttress.

Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (uLuPn)

346 The French in particular have absurd workplace rules and regulations. Seems out-of-character for them to even be at work this late in the day, let alone have it be an issue with dangerous (?) flammable (??) solvents on priceless-monument-reconstruction-activity.

Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (AMKhy)

347 325 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (TfwlC)

Roof has to be heavy timber trusses.
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So the way the thing is built, not good if the roof trusses are burned out. . .
Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (DYNzp)

Better get in there with some metal trusses on an emergency basis. If Notre Dame collapses it would be an enormous cultural loss.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (RD7QR)

348 So the way the thing is built, not good if the roof trusses are burned out. . .

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (DYNzp)

The walls won't collapse OUT, because of the buttresses. It's caving IN that might be a problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (ufFY8)

349 Roof has to be heavy timber trusses.

Stone arches, with wood over it. Wood pews, wood decorations, cloth hangings, wooden altar, wooden altar screen, desks, etc. Lots of flammables inside.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (39g3+)

350 Perhaps the worker emitted gas in the general direction of the Cathedral?

Posted by: Macron at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (RQfnU)

351 Did you know that Lucky Strike is the most popular brand in Europe? Our GIs are something, are they not?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (2LelM)

352 Don't count out California"

That's especially depressing. Drove around much of the CA coastal areas in the late 90s and early aughts - nice roads, really nice drives. Last year went back thru, and ???

Embarrassingly bad roads. Really bad. Cracks, un-repaired curbs, faded paint

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (6qErC)

353
Alright, WHO plugged 7 cords into one outlet???

Posted by: Fire Marshall Bill at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (pMGkg)


That's a bad thing?

Posted by: Clark Griswald at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (IXZGh)

354 This is what happens when the Christianity reflexively turns the other cheek.

Cross and sword. Restore the tenets of the Old Testament.

Annihilate Mecca as if it were Jericho.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (Zx6zW)

355 They are reporting it is from construction work.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (ufFY


Standard issue caution: These are the same people who "reported" on Jussie Smullet being the victim of a hate crime. The same people who "reported" for two years on Trump being an agent of Russia.

We won't really know what's going on until we get past the "reporting" stage of this news cycle.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (a2xio)

356 White smoke: no indictment
Black smoke: indictment
Gray smoke: coverup.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (dNzKv)

357 I hope Paris can get some serious amounts of water on that blaze! Do they not have contingency plans for this type of event?

Posted by: Everyone on Twitter today at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (0Srjy)

358

Trump has destroyed one of our greatest heritage sites that I hated because church and am happy it's burned to the ground, but, but TRUMP!

Posted by: Kalifornia Sky Screamer at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (UFLLM)

359 Never look up the stats on those who think being a Jedi is a religion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (5UVOn)

360 Norte Dame is beautiful - I certainly hope the damage isn'too extensive.

It's an interesting bit of architecture, the reason they were able to make the interior so tall is the invention of the flying buttress.
Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (uLuPn)

I'm no fire inspector, but I'm going to go ahead and say the damage is extensively extensive.

Building is FUCKED.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (GBteo)

361 The flames are huge. Where are the firetrucks?

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (RBOtF)

362 But G** Damn, what a man baby to be crying over that.

Literally crying over a fucking movie trailer.

Over a series that went shittier than an overflowing septic tank.

Get a grip.
Posted by: Blanco at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (QGdDN)


That is what soy and the feminist movement does for you.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (IXZGh)

363 Elvis has left the building

Posted by: SATAN at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (RZ6R1)

364 I saw an Amish couple at the Nashville airport.

They were walking the wrong way in the people mover thing.

I hate to say it but I laffed like a tard.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (NLLmE)

365 Holy shit that video is heartbreaking. The entire spire is in flames.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (RD7QR)

366 Since this fire in consuming the spire - flaming things will come crashing down.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (2LelM)

367 What are the odds that he belongs to a real religion?

I bet he f'ing LOVES science though

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (39g3+)

368 He's overcome with nearly orgasmic bliss watching the Star Wars teaser.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:19 PM (39g3+)

Takes all kinds, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (TfwlC)

369 Doesn't PA have all those cool signs, like "Remove Sunglasses Before Entering Tunnel"?


yes we do have these

are those weird?! lol

to me the worst thing is the way our road lines are painted/marked. it's very subtle. the lane divisions utterly disappear when it's raining at night?!?! this doesn't happen in other states!

I also feel for people who aren't from here trying to drive here. our signage is stupid in general, if it exists.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 01:37 PM (Rarvo)

370 On the live feed, I'm not seeing any fire engines or fire fighters. Are the on the job, and we're just not seeing them?

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (C7rlo)

371 Muslims in 3...2...1....

Posted by: Dr. T at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (hovIw)

372 It's amazing to me that people follow Cher.

Posted by: Fritz at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (LuPts)

373 They said they were doing work in the upper level and that might have sparked the blaze. It seems to be the roof and just under it.

Posted by: Iblis at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (9221z)

374 Could be Muslims, but I am going with human error for now. Just a restoration accident.

Things are going so well for the Muslims in France right now, this seems an odd time to rock the boat. The will likely be able to turn it into a Mosque within 30 years.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (wGbBR)

375 Marcon = Nero.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (MuTTO)

376 Churches in France have been vandalized a lot:



http://tinyurl.com/y55pmx3l

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:35 PM (W+vEI)

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Just part of the muslim backlash we keep hearing about by our betters but never seeing any actual evidence of happening.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (pw+jk)

377 Holy crap! Notre Dame cathedral is on fire? Has to be arson. The damn thing is made of stone, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (TfwlC)


Global warming makes stone burn.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (dNzKv)

378 an accident? my asshole
-- first tweet reply to Notre Dame tweet translated

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (Dh1wo)

379 I wonder if the government will consider prosecuting for stupidity and gross negligence.

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I'd hope so, if this was a construction accident.

A kid in my HS got in pretty much lifelong debt to the county after he accidentally started a fire that torched a few acres of unused forest.

It wasn't like it was a UNESCO World Heritage Site or anything.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (AzW6q)

380 We need sensible fire reform now!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (gjgWX)

381 PLUS the highest or second-highest gas tax IN THE NATION to pay for work PennDOT doesn't bother doing, apparently
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Don't worry, Michigan's new Governor Abortion Barbie has included a 45 cent gas tax in her new budget, which would make the gas taxes the highest here. Also... almost half of the gas tax money won't go to roads.


And if they don't give her the money for fuel, she has threatened to shut down the government. I say... do it.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (Z3zSO)

382 These are also the people who torched the Tuileries, so maybe it was just a spectacularly dumb non-political move.

Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (AMKhy)

383 This fire is just a distraction from the Mueller report that finish trump.

Posted by: MSM at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (MAstk)

384 Perhaps the Vikings are up to their shenanigans again?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (gC2IV)

385 I hope Paris can get some serious amounts of water on that blaze! Do they not have contingency plans for this type of event?

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Usually when Paris burns, they just wait for the American cavalry.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (sX1BW)

386 I don't see any water being put on this from the outside!

Isn't Notre Dame on an island in the Seine?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (so+oy)

387 There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents

It would take a shitload of solvent to cause a fire that big.

My guess: somebody made a boo-boo with a welding torch or something of that ilk.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (YqDXo)

388 But what about the hunchback?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (1ISKN)

389 Eerily beautiful but that building is doomed

http://tinyurl.com/yymwx8rn

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (39g3+)

390 The cathedral in Nimes is constantly under attack. I recall a muslim mob charged inside and ran amok. Also being vandalized:

In the Notre-Dame-Des-Enfants in Nîmes last week [Feb 2019] an even more grotesque attack occurred when not only was the tabernacle of the church attacked and desecrated but the attackers smeared faeces on the walls of the church, as well.

Robert Wattebled, Bishop of Nîmes, condemned the attack saying, "The sign of the cross and the Blessed Sacrament have been the subject of serious injurious actions. This act of profanation hurts us all in our deepest convictions."[i/]

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (W+vEI)

391 I saw that Donald Trump! He was running from that white folks church with a can of gasoline and a noose and laughing!

Posted by: Maxine Waters Dress at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (37IEG)

392 384 Perhaps the Vikings are up to their shenanigans again?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (gC2IV)

Wasn't me

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (bcbK8)

393 What Frenchman is at work at 650 pm?

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (nRWPy)

394 Fire planes? Nothing?

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (C7rlo)

395
It's amazing to me that people follow Cher.

Posted by: Fritz at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (LuPts)



I'm guessing her fan base is mostly old gay queens.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (TAmPV)

396 The whole spire's in flames.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (C7rlo)

397 It could not be the Muzzies because they have announced plans to turn it into a mosque. Unless somebody didn't get the word and did something.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (oFCg9)

398 Fire has been burning for hours. Part of the building risks collapsing.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (RBOtF)

399 This is not on the schedule.

Posted by: Bagel boy at Sugar Lake at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (RZ6R1)

400 this is tragic

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (dm05u)

401
The walls won't collapse OUT, because of the buttresses. It's caving IN that might be a problem.
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I'd think so.

Also roof collapse could push over one or more buttress(es) which would destabilize.

Not sure if they'd ever spend to rebuild.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (DYNzp)

402 393 What Frenchman is at work at 650 pm?
Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:39 PM (nRWPy)

7:40 pm now

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (C7rlo)

403 PLUS the highest or second-highest gas tax IN THE NATION to pay for work PennDOT doesn't bother doing, apparently
--

Don't worry, Michigan's new Governor Abortion Barbie has included a 45 cent gas tax in her new budget, which would make the gas taxes the highest here. Also... almost half of the gas tax money won't go to roads.


Wait - higher gas tax than California's? Gasoline here is over $4/gallon, and a lot of that is tax.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (YqDXo)

404 Patterico's jerking it hard over the Mueller Report being the beginning of the end for Drumpf.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (y7DUB)

405 398 Fire has been burning for hours. Part of the building risks collapsing.
Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (RBOtF)

Oh. Thanks.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (C7rlo)

406
Oklahoma freeways have signs that say "Do Not Drive Into Smoke."
--

When we were outside of Phoenix in February, the portable LED road signs read: "Do not stop on highway to play in snow. "

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (Z3zSO)

407 I enjoyed the Star Wars movies as much as the next kid when I was little.



But G** Damn, what a man baby to be crying over that.



Literally crying over a fucking movie trailer.



Over a series that went shittier than an overflowing septic tank.



Get a grip.

Posted by: Blanco at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (QGdDN)


Welcome to the internet. Which consists, roughly speaking, of 20% pron, 20% cat videos, 20% conspiracy theories, 20% commerce, and 20% overgrown manbabies blubbering over Star Wars and/or comic books.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (a2xio)

408 Isn't Notre Dame on an island in the Seine?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (so+oy)

==================

Oui.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, no recent arrests at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (LISuA)

409 398 Fire has been burning for hours. Part of the building risks collapsing.
Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (RBOtF)

No way dude

Buildings nevah collapse from fire

Posted by: Matt Lauer at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (RZ6R1)

410 Fire
I'll take you to burn

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (EgmwV)

411 Got through WWII and know this.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (hLRSq)

412 It's just awful.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (C7rlo)

413 Several sources have told CNN that two white guys in MAGA hats were running from Notre Dame just before the fire started. This is all a direct result of Trump and his hateful tweets about muslims.

Posted by: This is CNN at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (pw+jk)

414 To be fair the scaffolding indicates restoration or maintenance work, I assume, so one of the workers effing something up isn't beyond the realms of possibility although if the guy's name is Mohammad, then he might be a lone wolf.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (Dh1wo)

415 Can't these people read English?

Defense de Fumar! Et de cracher!

Another building lost to Gauloises.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (37IEG)

416 What Frenchman is at work at 650 pm?

Posted by: dagny
========
None. But the guy that left at 4:00pm, left his filthy French cigarette butt smoldering in an oily rag and then a draft caught it a few hours later.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (zvw0X)

417 Impossible. Fire can't melt stone.

It's an inside job. And by inside, I mean Trump.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (gjgWX)

418 I can't watch it burn.
A little too on-the-nose imagery of how Europe is falling.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (W+vEI)

419 What terrible news this is.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (FTlwv)

420 404 Patterico's jerking it hard over the Mueller Report being the beginning of the end for Drumpf.
Posted by: Captain Hate at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (y7DUB)

Patterico is so far around the bend that he can see himself in the rear view mirror.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (RD7QR)

421 274 Dude, Philadelphia area has shitty roads AND you have to dodge deer running onto the highways.
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:30 PM (7HtZB)

That's PA in general, really.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (UnA8+)

422 As soon as Gov Cuomo reads this he will act!


Those damn little bottles, SAVE THE EARTH NOW. And California has already banned those damn plastic straws.....not free hypodermic needle through. California is moving toward banning those little bottles of shampoo you get in hotel rooms. In California alone hotels use hundreds of millions of single use plastic bottles every year, said Assembly Member Ash Kalra of San Jose needles though.

Posted by: Colin at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (KNn4l)

423 Good afternoon, boys and girls.

Saw a comment on Insty about the Cher twitter comment. His point was that she didn't "see the light" about immigration. She just inadvertently made the point in her comment, however, what she was really saying is "DON'T SEND THESE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO OUR STATE" with it going unsaid "just because we have these sanctuary cities, it doesn't mean you should sent the illegal people here."

Which pretty much makes perfect sense since it's Cher.

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (APMW0)

424 The walls won't collapse OUT, because of the buttresses. It's caving IN that might be a problem.

--------

I'd think so.



Also roof collapse could push over one or more buttress(es) which would destabilize.



Not sure if they'd ever spend to rebuild.





Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:40 PM (DYNzp)


So frying buttresses then?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (a2xio)

425 PS. - that "French" worker, may not have been native born, but we'll never know.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (zvw0X)

426 this is very sad.

I really REALLY hope this proves to be an accident.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (d7Ww2)

427 Welcome to the internet. Which consists, roughly speaking, of 20% pron, 20% cat videos, 20% conspiracy theories, 20% commerce, and 20% overgrown manbabies blubbering over Star Wars and/or comic books.
Posted by: BurtTC


You forgot the 20% people arguing.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (NLLmE)

428 It's funny cause they were RESTORING the place

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (RZ6R1)

429 English language Agence France Press TV youtube live

https://tinyurl.com/y3mcopl6

Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (AMIL/)

430 372 It's amazing to me that people follow Cher.

It's just a bunch of gypsies, tramps and thieves.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (+/7JY)

431 428 It's funny cause they were RESTORING the place
Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (RZ6R1

Sometimes it's easier to just burn it down and start over.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (GBteo)

432 >>Oklahoma freeways have signs that say "Do Not Drive Into Smoke."

Colorado has signs that say, "Gusty winds may occur next 100 miles."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (W+vEI)

433 Commie Pope to blame global warming in 5 .. 4 .. 3 ...

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (K+ZA9)

434 Notre Dame will be declared a black church by the NAACP.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (2DOZq)

435
I'd hope so, if this was a construction accident.

A kid in my HS got in pretty much lifelong debt to the county after he accidentally started a fire that torched a few acres of unused forest.

It wasn't like it was a UNESCO World Heritage Site or anything.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:38 PM (AzW6q)

If they were selling the timber it could've been worth a fair bit.

Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (HUFx8)

436 Meanwhie The Geico Caveman Representative Al Green (D-neolithic) talks to a panel of bankers

"As I look at the panel, and I'm grateful for your attendance, the--the eye would perceive that the seven of you have something in common. You appear to be white men. I may be mistaken"

https://youtu.be/NhnO8CUfJDQ

What a racist piece of trash

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (39g3+)

437 Religion of peace



Posted by: brak at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (sZzDP)

438 427
Welcome to the internet. Which consists, roughly speaking, of 20%
pron, 20% cat videos, 20% conspiracy theories, 20% commerce, and 20%
overgrown manbabies blubbering over Star Wars and/or comic books.

Posted by: BurtTC



You forgot the 20% people arguing.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (NLLmE)

No he didn't.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (t6MX/)

439 When did "char" become a thing? I call it burned and don't want to eat burned food.......
Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (IXZGh)

Char is a fish, a yummy fish, from Arctic waters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (TfwlC)

440 So frying buttresses then?
Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (a2xio)

Hope they plenty of chilled Corbels on hand

Posted by: REDACTED at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (RZ6R1)

441 you know, that it was being renovated does not mean that it was not arson, makes it easier to get in and start things.


Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (MTjB1)

442 Notre Dame, probably needed remodeling anyway, its getting pretty old.

Posted by: Colin at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (KNn4l)

443 Patterico's jerking it hard over the Mueller Report being the beginning of the end for Drumpf.

--

Good ever-lovin' gawd...

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (JoUsr)

444 A little too on-the-nose imagery of how Europe is falling.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (W+vEI)

I was thinking the same thing.
Isn't this the story of Europe?

I hope they wake up.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (ufFY8)

445
There is restoration going on at Notre Dame, the fire could be related to that. Someone smoking around solvents

--

One would have to believe that great care goes into preservation restoration on such an historic location that no smoking or other dangerous proclivities would be permitted. Like...strict enforcement of such rules. But what do I know?
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:34 PM (JoUsr)





Deny a Frenchman his Gauloises?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (eXA4G)

446 Sometimes it's easier to just burn it down and start over.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes

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OK, but it took about 300 years to build

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (YslsA)

447 410 Fire
I'll take you to burn

Arthur Brown is touring with the Carl Palmer Band this summer, opening for Yes. Palmer, of course, was in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown before ELP. I'll have to try and catch the show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (+/7JY)

448 Paris is burning.



Les En Fuegos

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:26 PM (NLLmE)

Finally! I kept phoning and phoning and asking and asking.

Posted by: Zombie Hitler at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (gmo/4)

449 Worst roads I ever saw was Missouri. Grass literally growing out of the cracks in the highway. Yes...the highway.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (NLLmE)

450 Why am I getting the Encyclopedia Brittanica's entry on September 11 attacks under the Notre Dame news feed?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2lndx)

451 I don't see any water being put on the fire yet. Yikes.

Posted by: WisRich at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (G0vdT)

452 372 It's amazing to me that people follow Cher.

It's just a bunch of gypsies, tramps and thieves.

--

And half breeds.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (JoUsr)

453 OK, but it took about 300 years to build
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 15, 2019 01:44 PM (YslsA)

Sounds like the French.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (GBteo)

454 When did "char" become a thing? I call it burned and don't want to eat burned food.......

--------------

Back in the sixties with Sonny Bono. I can't answer why she (he?) is still a thing.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (sX1BW)

455 The fire is out of control at this point and looks it it's become impossible to get a handle on it.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (RBOtF)

456 Looks like scaffolding around the tower that burning...

Posted by: Colin at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (KNn4l)

457 Will Trump offer Macron some FEMA trailers?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2LelM)

458 Is it bad that I have my suspicions that the fires were started by members of a certain religion?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (AB9tT)

459 It's a good thing fire can't melt steel.

They'll be fine. Open for services tomorrow.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (IXZGh)

460 At the risk of my sanity...

I cannot see the video everyone's talking about, regarding some poor bastard making a fool of himself over the latest Star Wars installment. >.> Anyone got a link so I can see what everyone's laughing about?

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (6JL3d)

461
Sorry, my bad. I meant to burn Notre Dame South Bend

Posted by: God at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (TAmPV)

462 The walls won't collapse OUT, because of the buttresses. It's caving IN that might be a problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (ufFY


Yes, especially if the trusses are built tight into the stone. They let go they'll just pull the whole thing inward.

Whatever art is downstairs has to be getting absolutely drenched from the fire fighting. Huge loss no matter what.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (kUmUV)

463 427 You forgot the 20% people arguing.
Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:42 PM (NLLmE)

And the 20% Freakshow types trying to either recruit or gain sympathy.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (UnA8+)

464 454 When did "char" become a thing? I call it burned and don't want to eat burned food.......

--------------

Back in the sixties with Sonny Bono. I can't answer why she (he?) is still a thing.
---------------------------
Char's fish is no longer edible.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (2LelM)

465 can't watch it burn.
A little too on-the-nose imagery of how Europe is falling.

+++

It's the future we chose. Americans too.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (EgmwV)

466 where the fuck is john kerry?

get him over there now with james taylor now!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (MTjB1)

467 Leftist reaction to Meuller report

stage one: NOooooo!!! All our dreams are lost!!!
stage two: Barr is lying to us, the real report will save us!
stage three: The report is redcated, this isn't the Meuller report, its the Barr report!!!!!

Then they're dragged off to a padded cell while mumbling about strawberries

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (39g3+)

468 429 English language Agence France Press TV youtube live

https://tinyurl.com/y3mcopl6
Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (AMIL/)

Thank you!

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (C7rlo)

469 Idk guys, it doesn't seem very splodey for a Muslim attack.
Posted by: Someguy at April 15, 2019 01:29 PM (mX8Vr)

The yellow smoke suggests chemicals are involved. Maybe the muzzies set of an ammonium nitrate bomb, and it mostly fizzled?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (TfwlC)

470 I don't think French is a pretty language overall and then every once in awhile they hack up a lugi.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (0rsWa)

471 Why am I getting the Encyclopedia Brittanica's entry on September 11 attacks under the Notre Dame news feed?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2lndx)


Prescience?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (hLRSq)

472 They better put some extra security around St Patrick's.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (2DOZq)

473 Frying buttress sounds delicious.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (NLLmE)

474 Pope Karl Marx I can now call for a Mosque to be built there so the new migrants will be happy.



Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (MuTTO)

475 I guess in the firefighting Olympics, we know who will finish last

Fucking Frogs

Posted by: REDACTED at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (RZ6R1)

476 My goodness, what could have caused that?

On one hand, it could be an accident.

Say!, What about global warming causing that fire?

Likely cause, I'd say.

Everyone should look out for right wingers though.

Most anything bad is caused by them.

Some mysteries are never solved.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (CRRq9)

477 So how many French Kings are buried in the floor?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (2LelM)

478 All the history lost! Just think how many boys were molested in the building.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (1ISKN)

479 You can see a Luftwaffe plane in the 3rd down right photo on top.

Posted by: Macron at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (RQfnU)

480 Blaze not contained. Parts of the spire are falling off. This is terrible..

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (VpIIl)

481 are the fireman on strike?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (0rsWa)

482 Char's fish is no longer edible.
Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (2LelM)

---------

Thank you. I was trying to decide whether to eat lunch or not.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (sX1BW)

483 It only took ten years for the Germans to repair St. Paul's Cathedral in Munster after Allied bombing raids of WWII...

So Notre Dame with current French work rules should take about 40 years or how long it took to build St. Paul's in the 13th Century...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (5UVOn)

484 This is a shame about Notre Dame. So much is going be lost.

If it's arson, I wonder if the arsinist yelled allah snackbar before he lit the gasoline.

Posted by: Sooner at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (Fs5vw)

485 Whatever art is downstairs has to be getting absolutely drenched from the fire fighting.

Oh not all of it will be water-damaged. Some will just burn or be crushed from falling debris

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (39g3+)

486 If only they'd agreed to those new minarets this would not have been necessary.

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (37IEG)

487 458 Is it bad that I have my suspicions that the fires were started by members of a certain religion?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (AB9tT)

For now a work accident seems to be the simplest explanation. However, if the guy who was smoking near the solvents was name Mohammed bin Mohammed (his friends call him Mohammed) then I might be willing to amend that.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (RD7QR)

488 The fire rises

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (YmfOS)

489 Will Trump offer Macron some FEMA trailers?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2LelM)


Quick! Deploy James Taylor!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (hLRSq)

490 Something burned somewhere.

Posted by: Omar at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (MAstk)

491 458 Is it bad that I have my suspicions that the fires were started by members of a certain religion?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (AB9tT)


Wouldn't take much for one of the "renovation crew" to be a jihadi in Paris, now would it.

Posted by: Iblis at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (9221z)

492 Someone check the Al Qaida Facebook page to see if they're claiming responsibility.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (IXZGh)

493 How long will it take for US Forest Service water bombers to get there?

Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (AMIL/)

494 Just think how many boys were molested in the building.

Hey, its not a public school

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (39g3+)

495 to me the worst thing is the way our road lines are
painted/marked. it's very subtle. the lane divisions utterly disappear
when it's raining at night?!?! this doesn't happen in other states!



I also feel for people who aren't from here trying to drive here. our signage is stupid in general, if it exists.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .
Our lane divisions disappear in darkness and rain. The only way you can tell where the lanes are supposed to be are the poorly paved depressions between the lanes where the lines go. Those can be easily confused with the poorly paved lanes, however.

As for silly signs, "Bridge Ices Before Road"? In Lousy-ana? Maybe in the far far north, around Shreveport, but we haven't seen a freeze down in Da Swamp in 3 or 4 years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (elsTe)

496 468 429 English language Agence France Press TV youtube live

https://tinyurl.com/y3mcopl6
Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (AMIL/)

Thank you!
Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM (C7rlo)

Eh, kind of a hysterical, whiny voice.

Back to the French people:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-M_5rGhPdg

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (C7rlo)

497 Frying buttress sounds delicious.

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (NLLmE)


Sadly, I had to be the first to come up with "holy smokes" and "frying buttresses" in the same thread.

Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:48 PM (a2xio)

498 432 >>Oklahoma freeways have signs that say "Do Not Drive Into Smoke."

Colorado has signs that say, "Gusty winds may occur next 100 miles."
Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 01:43 PM (W+vEI)


Driving in Alabama we came across a sign that read, "Congested area." We laughed. There was ONE other car visible about two miles away. If they want to see congestion, they should see SoCal in the rush hour.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (YqDXo)

499 The fire was first reported at 5:50 PM (local time). What time do French construction crews wrap up for the day? 2:30PM?

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (Pqytn)

500 are the fireman on strike?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (0rsWa)


They're french, so the difference is minimal.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (IXZGh)

501 The buttresses were added later, I don't know that they are necessary for the stability.

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (nRWPy)

502 stage one: NOooooo!!! All our dreams are lost!!!
stage two: Barr is lying to us, the real report will save us!
stage three: The report is redcated, this isn't the Meuller report, its the Barr report!!!!!


Then they're dragged off to a padded cell while mumbling about strawberries
--

I think they'll be mumbling about "vaccines and autism" IF they're dragged off.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (Z3zSO)

503 Char's fish is no longer edible.
Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:46 PM


Apparently my lize isn't, either.

Posted by: Char at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (RQfnU)

504 @hthjones

Clear here that the roof has burnt through/collapsed

https://tinyurl.com/y3wy97ys

Might have to scroll down to see the pic. I can't get the pic by itself to link.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (cF8AT)

505 485 Whatever art is downstairs has to be getting absolutely drenched from the fire fighting.

Oh not all of it will be water-damaged. Some will just burn or be crushed from falling debris
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (39g3+)

Do you see water?

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (C7rlo)

506 I'm listening to the live report in French. Middle parts of the structure are collapsing.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (VpIIl)

507 Saturate Me !Saturate Me!

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (2DOZq)

508 I just read a blurb on the cathedral itself. Construction started in the 12th Century. And was finished some 300 years later. That's, like, a government timetable if ever there was one.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (JoUsr)

509 How sad.
Seems like a representation of what France is becoming.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (r+sAi)

510
On the bright side now the French can build a mosque on the ruins of Notre Dame.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (TAmPV)

511 A local news event happened in Paris.

Posted by: Ilhan Omar at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (xSo9G)

512 Macron and The EU will use this as an opportunity to blame nationalists and seize more power.

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (YmfOS)

513 Listening to live report - firefighters are still in planning stages to get the hoses out at Notre Dame?!?

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (7HtZB)

514 Trump must really be worried about the Mueller report being released, setting fire to Notre Dame to distract the media. How low is too low for this president? Hold on, breaking news...I'm hearing Vladimir Putin's visage has been reported in the smoke! Incontrovertible proof of collusion!

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (+rqF4)

515
Obligatory Dokken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acuhlsCGEdo

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (eXA4G)

516 I'm listening to the live report in French. Middle parts of the structure are collapsing.

--

Wow, that's really terrible.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (JoUsr)

517 The French would rather make love with their faces than fight a fire

Posted by: Gates at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (RZ6R1)

518 502 stage one: NOooooo!!! All our dreams are lost!!!
stage two: Barr is lying to us, the real report will save us!
stage three: The report is redcated, this isn't the Meuller report, its the Barr report!!!!!
...


State four: wait til we get his tax forms!

Posted by: Ha at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (MAstk)

519 500 are the fireman on strike?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (0rsWa)
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Waiting for a priest to bless the fire hoses. Only holy water on Notre Dame.

Posted by: WisRich at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (G0vdT)

520 And the rumor-mongering has already started, we'll probably not find out for days... if ever.

http://tinyurl.com/yxqtell2

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (39g3+)

521 thanks, Gref.

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (PbpT7)

522 Pope Karl Marx I can now call for a Mosque to be built there so the new migrants will be happy.



Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (MuTTO)


It's only fair. After all, the Crusades.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (a2xio)

523 You forgot the 20% people arguing.
No he didn't!!!

Asshole.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (Dh1wo)

524 This is horrible. It looks like the whole cathedral is gutted.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (aXucN)

525 Let's put it this way for the adherents to the Religion of Peace - it better not be traced back to them.

I'm betting there's a few things the "French" will get really "Storm the Bastille" excited over.

Destroying Notre Dame is probably one of them.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (37IEG)

526 Looks like to me they are waiting for the American Army to put the fire out?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (bim/x)

527 skynews has it too, rather inane coverage though

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (dm05u)

528 I hope lauraw is OK.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (t6MX/)

529 you know, Trump set fire to notre dame because that is where the code that shows collusion was hidden.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (MTjB1)

530 Obligatory Dokken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acuhlsCGEdo
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (eXA4G)


Well done, sir.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (IXZGh)

531 On the bright side now the French can build a mosque on the ruins of Notre Dame.
===========
Bet you money some Sheik makes an offer on the property.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (DYNzp)

532 513 Listening to live report - firefighters are still in planning stages to get the hoses out at Notre Dame?!?


Lmao

Posted by: Ha at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (MAstk)

533 I hope lauraw is OK.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (t6MX/)

Heh. One for the OG.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (2DOZq)

534 They are reporting it is from construction work.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:32 PM (ufFY

Le Oops!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:33 PM (GBteo)

And how many of those construction "workers" are "diverse" Frenchmen? It would be easy to smuggle in accelerants, and stage an "accident".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (TfwlC)

535 489 Will Trump offer Macron some FEMA trailers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2LelM)
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No, but...

@realDonaldTrump
11 minutes ago
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!

Posted by: jhawk90 at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (Xvo1a)

536 The spire at Notre Dame just collapsed.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (7HtZB)

537 The buttresses were added later
Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM


Much later; they had to be flown in.

Posted by: @JRandomWeisenheimer at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (RQfnU)

538 Probably the fault of some overzealous churchman trying to stage a James Cameronesque production of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (gjgWX)

539 I don't know what kind of fire department France has, but it seems to be inadequate.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (RBOtF)

540 Boy, that's one hell of a fire.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (YqDXo)

541 Religion of peace

-
Can't be. No airliner wreckage.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (+y/Ru)

542 To be fair the scaffolding indicates restoration or maintenance work, I
assume, so one of the workers effing something up isn't beyond the
realms of possibility although if the guy's name is Mohammad, then he
might be a lone wolf.
=====

Holy Week.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (MIKMs)

543 Malice or negligence? Either way...ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (NWiLs)

544 I hope lauraw is OK.

Now this is the kind of authentic 'ron gibberish that we come here to see.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (39g3+)

545 So much Char, but no Amuro Ray.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (UnA8+)

546 you know, even if it was some muslim terrorist, kind of hard to get too angry about this since the french made the mess and do nothing about it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (MTjB1)

547 I don't know what kind of fire department France has, but it seems to be inadequate.
Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (RBOtF)

it's a susidary of the French Army..Run by a guy named Petain

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (bim/x)

548 You forgot the 20% people arguing.----------
No he didn't!!!
-----
Asshole.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:51 PM (Dh1wo)


No, that's pron. Down the hall.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (a2xio)

549 I will pay for the total restoration

with only one small provision in the finished work.




TRUMP

Posted by: Donald Trump at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (RZ6R1)

550 Spire completely gone now. Damn.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (VpIIl)

551 I warned Riddler over and over again about blueflaming in church. Looks like he didn't listen. RIP

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (YmfOS)

552 The fire was first reported at 5:50 PM (local time). What time do French construction crews wrap up for the day? 2:30PM?
Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2019 01:49 PM (Pqytn)
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It's Holy Week so there's a possibility that maybe they weren't even working today at all. That's just a guess on my part.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (aXucN)

553 I don't know what kind of fire department France has, but it seems to be inadequate.

You're not British, are you?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (39g3+)

554 I think it's going to have a major collapse.

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (PbpT7)

555 232 Scaffolding around that one tower in the picture and my first thought is an open flame from torches or welding that got away from somebody.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 15, 2019 01:27 PM (kUmUV)


Or sparks from a concrete saw. Or crappy power cords. And they run 240 v for most everything.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (di1hb)

556 I don't even see firefighters watching on tv.
The spire has collapsed.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (r+sAi)

557 513 Listening to live report - firefighters are still in planning stages to get the hoses out at Notre Dame?!?


Obligatory

https://youtu.be/ChmUC0OysoU

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (t6MX/)

558 @hthjones

Latest from @FRANCE24 that the roof has begun to collapse.

Worth adding that this will be incredibly difficult/impossible to put out. The spire will likely be lost. Too dangerous to go inside. Really struggling to see how this can be stopped.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (cF8AT)

559 532 513 Listening to live report - firefighters are still in planning stages to get the hoses out at Notre Dame?!?


Lmao
Posted by: Ha at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (MAstk)

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They are retreating!

Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (MuTTO)

560 the flames are now almost taller than the bell towers.

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (PbpT7)

561 Well, it was rebuilt after the Nazi's shelled it. So just do it again France.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (VpIIl)

562 The babbling on Fox is pathetic.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (ufFY8)

563 In case no one has linked this yet, this seems to be a problem for Christian churches all over Europe. Guess who is responsible.

http://bit.ly/2VFosZb

Posted by: SandyCheeks at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (tGSHk)

564 539 I don't know what kind of fire department France has, but it seems to be inadequate.
Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (RBOtF)

Seriously. It's been burning for an hour.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (GBteo)

565 Why am I getting the Encyclopedia Brittanica's entry on September 11 attacks under the Notre Dame news feed?



Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 15, 2019 01:45 PM (2lndx)



Youtube has an algorithm that adds links to 'accepted' sources to any posted video deemed to be pushing conspiracy theories.

It's *interesting* that this video got marked as such.

Posted by: Methos at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (kOpft)

566 508
I just read a blurb on the cathedral itself. Construction started in
the 12th Century. And was finished some 300 years later. That's, like,
a government timetable if ever there was one.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .

In their defense, they did have a few wars in there. One was supposed to have lasted a hundred years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (elsTe)

567 Actually that is Sha Aznable if you go by the Frederick Schott translations of the first three Gundam novels.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (5UVOn)

568 "Firefighters tackles blaze in Paris" says the bbc, 20 minutes ago:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47941794

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (C7rlo)

569 were trump to restore it it would be done under budget, ahead of schedule, and have an ice rink.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (MTjB1)

570 This is what happens when you let Gypsy girls into the bell tower.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (Dh1wo)

571 Ya know after it burns down, I bet a Chik Fil A would be great there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (bim/x)

572 513 Listening to live report - firefighters are still in planning stages to get the hoses out at Notre Dame?!?
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 01:50 PM (7HtZB)

The fuck? Is the spire really that high? Are the frogs really that slipshod?

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (RD7QR)

573 >>>@hthjones

Latest from @FRANCE24 that the roof has begun to collapse.

i just thought that.

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (PbpT7)

574 I think it's going to have a major collapse.
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Much like western civilization itself.

Posted by: Sheik Hoous Bin Pharteen at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (zvw0X)

575 Just got here. Has anyone mentioned yet that in Paris, I believe the Army runs the Fire Department....?

Posted by: goatexchange at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (iBmJc)

576 Does this mean everyone in Paris has to wear a yellow vest?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (2LelM)

577 There goes the last clue we needed to discover the location of the Templar Fleet!

Posted by: Robert Langdon at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (37IEG)

578 No, that's pron. Down the hall.
Posted by: BurtTC



lol

Posted by: eleven at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (NLLmE)

579
T R U M P
notre dame

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (MTjB1)

580 It's an interesting bit of architecture, the reason they were able to make the interior so tall is the invention of the flying buttress.
Posted by: ALH at April 15, 2019 01:36 PM (uLuPn)

Can you please knock it off with the "buttless" jokes?

Posted by: Brie larson at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (TfwlC)

581 Wow. They are just not getting this fire out.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (VpIIl)

582 Notre Dame, ya house is fire, huh ?

Posted by: Southern Man at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (RZ6R1)

583 Global warming strikes again.

Posted by: Brian Dead at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (4Eo4+)

584 Thanks for this thread, ace.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (C7rlo)

585 When the illegals get sent to Chicago, Seattle, Portland and other leaders in diversity, it'll be a riot when Desi, Carlos, and Maria, the Spanish interpreters, shake their heads and say "I haven't a clue what language this fucker is speaking. Sounds like some Indian dialect from the 11th century".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (XnuYA)

586 Holy shit. Just checked the live feed. Whoa.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (NWiLs)

587 539 I don't know what kind of fire department France has, but it seems to be inadequate.
Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:52 PM (RBOtF)

You mean like the firefighters on 9/11?

When something this big burns, there's not much anyone can do about it.

Posted by: Sooner at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (Fs5vw)

588 The photos of this are strangely beautiful in a horrible way

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (39g3+)

589 No water is being put on this building per Shep Smith.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (RBOtF)

590 Notre Dame quickly becoming a No Go area.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (2LelM)

591 Pee on it. Usually works on cook outs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (bim/x)

592 No, that's pron. Down the hall.
My mistake. Sorry.

[Stupid git.]

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (Dh1wo)

593 First two pages of Google yield no links to FOX re: Notre Dame. From here at work, anyway.

Posted by: Otto, Pilot at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (4fmLd)

594 Paris Mayor: City in Contact with Paris Diocese about Notre Dame Fire

lol, ridiculous Fox chyrons...


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (ufFY8)

595 Cornerstone was laid in 1063. What a crying shame. I feel like this is my Church in my neighborhood that is burning. We've stayed blocks from there many times. Been to mass there numerous times. As someone has said, I hope to God it is accidental.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (FZsOX)

596 They upgraded their one gallon fire buckets to 5 gallon last year and still they can't put this out? What good is upgrading technology if you can't use it properly.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (0rsWa)

597 Gee, and I wonder why I suddenly thought Islam as a Christian symbol burns during a Holy Week.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (NgKpN)

598 Third world immigrant smoking construction laborer.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (1g7ch)

599 Well, it was rebuilt after the Nazi's shelled it. So just do it again France.

...and not as a mosque.

Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (IMdOQ)

600 574 I think it's going to have a major collapse.
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Much like western civilization itself.
Posted by: Sheik Hoous Bin Pharteen at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (zvw0X)

This is all so sickening.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (C7rlo)

601 not sure why someone likes flying buttresses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (MTjB1)

602 I can't watch this anymore. You can see pieces of the roof collapsing. People are crying. What a catastrophe.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (VpIIl)

603 We surrender.

Posted by: Paris Fire Department at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (4Eo4+)

604 As someone mentioned, this is Holy Week and there have been numerous cases of Catholic Churches being vandalized in France lately.

My money is on one of the followers of the Pedophile Profit.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (Z3zSO)

605 Late to the thread. Anyone say Holy Smokes yet?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (/Njku)

606 Well on the bright side, when the sun goes down, you will not need a flashlight in paris

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (bim/x)

607 were trump to restore it it would be done under budget, ahead of schedule, and have an ice rink.

Yeah but the spire would be made of gold and have TRUMP in huge letters across it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (39g3+)

608 you know, even if it was some muslim terrorist, kind of hard to get too angry about this since the french made the mess and do nothing about it.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:53 PM (MTjB1)

---------

If it was a terrorist, then this was what the people of Paris wanted, nay demanded.

If not, it's a tragic accident. Strange world we're in.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 01:57 PM (AzW6q)

609
Donald J. Trump

So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (DBRY5)

610 I'm gonna quit watching the videos and just read what you all say.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (C7rlo)

611 you know, this is more desirable than letting it become a mosque.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (MTjB1)

612 Youd think they could pump water from the river from boats

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (nRWPy)

613 Seriously. It's been burning for an hour.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (GBteo)


Hard to imagine how you'd fight such a fire.

Btw, we have the same problem with high-rises. If they catch fire, there's essentially no way to fight the fire above a certain floor.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

614 Out-fighting fires.


In-fighting Irish!

Posted by: Ha at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (MAstk)

615 The fuck? Is the spire really that high? Are the frogs really that slipshod?
========
The French by and large go through periods.

For some length of time they are a nation of turtles, languidly withdrawing into their shell. Then they have periods of homicidal mania.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (vTnqw)

616 Marcus, where are you watching the latest updates? This is really tragic.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (JoUsr)

617 the roof has collapsed.

https://twitter.com/France24_en/status/1117846962974248960

it's going to be a near-total loss. They can't stop it.

Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (PbpT7)

618 Sadly, chances are there will be a mosque on that land within 10 years.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (UnA8+)

619 558 @hthjones

Latest from @FRANCE24 that the roof has begun to collapse.

Worth adding that this will be incredibly difficult/impossible to put out. The spire will likely be lost. Too dangerous to go inside. Really struggling to see how this can be stopped.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (cF8AT)

750 years of history, gone. It's a freaking tragedy.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (RD7QR)

620 613 Youd think they could pump water from the river from boats
Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (nRWPy)


How are you going to get the water into the center of the cathedral?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (YqDXo)

621 What hump??

Posted by: quasimodo at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (Dh1wo)

622 The roof
The roof
The roof is on fire
We don't need no water let the mother fucker burn
Burn mother fucker, burn

Posted by: Parisian Firefighters at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (+rqF4)

623 So how many French Kings are buried in the floor?
Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (2LelM)


Are you getting that confused with St. Denis or is there something I don't know?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (y7DUB)

624 This is what I love about the internet age.

The news stations and websites are just now finally catching up to the news.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (39g3+)

625 As someone mentioned, this is Holy Week and there have been numerous cases of Catholic Churches being vandalized in France lately.

My money is on one of the followers of the Pedophile Profit.


bets on when the first showy offer of 'help' will be made, followed by, "A Muslim saved something".

Posted by: AoSHQ betting window at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (nEOLy)

626 Yeah but the spire would be made of gold and have TRUMP in huge letters across it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at A



sure, he would get the air rights too then build either a hotel or condos over it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (MTjB1)

627 620

750 years of history, gone. It's a freaking tragedy.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (RD7QR)

Just as Allah had willed it.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (UnA8+)

628 > "Fire caused by careless construction work... or Islamic related?"

Those are not mutually exclusive alternatives.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (DwzBO)

629 it's going to be a near-total loss. They can't stop it.
Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (PbpT7)


Especially when you don't fight it, as they appear not to be.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (IXZGh)

630 it's going to be a near-total loss. They can't stop it.
Posted by: ace at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (PbpT7)

I'd be surprised if anything other than the stone facade remains.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (GBteo)

631 It's Holy Week

I'm thinking Easter services are going to have to be moved.

Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (FhXTo)

632 This is genuinely some of the worst news I've seen all month. And during Holy Week, too.

Macron will be dealing with a furious populace, that's for damn sure.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (6n54H)

633

All of that historic art too.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (DBRY5)

634 Worth adding that this will be incredibly difficult/impossible to put out. The spire will likely be lost. Too dangerous to go inside. Really struggling to see how this can be stopped.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (cF8AT)

Only real chance is to fight it from the air.

Don't know if France even has that capability, like we do for Forest fires.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (NgKpN)

635 firefighters should go home now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (MTjB1)

636 Holy Week.

+++

If a church fire occurs it often happens this time of year. New massive candles burning overnight unattended with bunting hanging around.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (EgmwV)

637 And somewhere, someone is handing out candy.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (37IEG)

638 614 Seriously. It's been burning for an hour.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (GBteo)

Hard to imagine how you'd fight such a fire.

Btw, we have the same problem with high-rises. If they catch fire, there's essentially no way to fight the fire above a certain floor.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

Don't you want to try? Just saving some piece of the pavement, even.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (C7rlo)

639 How are you going to get the water into the center of the cathedral?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:59 PM (YqDXo)

In an arc

Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (nRWPy)

640 Where are the fire-figters?

They are part of the French military, and customarily get the most applause in the Bastille Day parade.

At least try an air-droped water spray.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (u82oZ)

641 It would be ironic if the fire was an accident, but the French people don't believe the official explanation and blame the Muslims anyway.

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (xjiRE)

642 "Maybe we shouldn't have hired all those fellows from Algeria to work on the Cathedral, Pierre"
--Paris officials

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (39g3+)

643
I. AM. REDEEMED!!!!!
Posted by: Wesley Crusher at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (jxbfJ)


Let's not get carried away now.

Oh, and SHUT UP WESLEY!

Posted by: CHER's VESTIGIAL BRAIN at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (hleDf)

644 *types*
*deletes*

Think will wander away from the Internets and news.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (5UVOn)

645
Seriously. It's been burning for an hour.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 01:55 PM (GBteo)


In fairness French Labor rules requires a half hour lunch break every hour.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (TAmPV)

646
You mean like the firefighters on 9/11?

When something this big burns, there's not much anyone can do about it.
Posted by: Sooner at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM (Fs5vw)

Seems speed is of necessity, no? A rapid an response to fires, in general, is what should be planned for. I dunno how... maybe a few firefighting planes ready to go and make dumps as soon as hovering drones detect a blaze in a city.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (Xqo6t)

647 609 Firefighting expert DJT has weighed in! Deploy the flying water tankers!
Posted by: Robbie at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (PYhqK)

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You must be a French Field Marshal doing the last snark on the retreat.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (MuTTO)

648 Btw, we have the same problem with high-rises. If
they catch fire, there's essentially no way to fight the fire above a
certain floor.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

But you will have OJ working up there as a security guard, so all is cool.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (ufFY8)

649 You mean like the firefighters on 9/11?

When something this big burns, there's not much anyone can do about it.
Posted by: Sooner at April 15, 2019 01:56 PM
***************
Those were huge planes full of fuel that the terrorists slammed into TWC.

Hours ago there was smoke, still no water being put on the building.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (RBOtF)

650 Latest from @FRANCE24 that the roof has begun to collapse.

Worth adding that this will be incredibly difficult/impossible to put out. The spire will likely be lost. Too dangerous to go inside. Really struggling to see how this can be stopped.
Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 01:54 PM (cF8AT)

750 years of history, gone. It's a freaking tragedy.
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Hope they got the Crown of Thorns out.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (vTnqw)

651 Sad day for France and the world.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (t6MX/)

652 well, atheists are the majority now so what difference does it make?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (0O7c5)

653 This makes me very sad.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (NFEMn)

654 English broadcaster woman says they are saying it "could be" the result of renovations. Could be.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (JoUsr)

655 Paris firefighters aka foundation savers.

Posted by: Ha at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (MAstk)

656 New massive candles burning overnight unattended with bunting hanging around.

Not in the spire.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (39g3+)

657 I'm currently wondering whether or not France is a first-world country any longer.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Rarvo)

658 The reason I lean toward muslham caused is the timing.

It's holy week. They like choosing significant dates to do such things.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (IXZGh)

659 CHER's VESTIGIAL BRAIN

??? Started to read that as 'cher's vaginal brain' Yeesssshhh..

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (5UVOn)

660 I stand with Islam.

Posted by: thomas sweatt at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Dh1wo)

661 609 Firefighting expert DJT has weighed in! Deploy the flying water tankers!
Posted by: Robbie at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (PYhqK)

And he would be correct.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (NgKpN)

662 Marcus, where are you watching the latest updates? This is really tragic.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (JoUsr)

France 24 and TV5monde

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (VpIIl)

663 "Fire caused by careless construction work... or Islamic related?"



Islamic terrorism was conclusively ruled out when the fire was first reported.

Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (MxEKc)

664 Out with the old.
In with the new.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (2PgZd)

665 Don't you want to try? Just saving some piece of the pavement, even.
Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (C7rlo)


It's not a matter of desire. It's a matter of logistics. Srsly, how do you get water into the center of the cathedral? You can't get at it from inside; that would be suicide to try. From the periphery of the cathedral you'd be hard-pressed to get water into the center, where the fire is.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (YqDXo)

666 Doesn't AtC have the Flying Monkey Bucket Brigade on call? has anyone told her about this?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (0rsWa)

667 So, are they waiting for Trump to do something via airplane? Is that it?

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (Z3zSO)

668 ...another thing they should have done, but did not, is pull away the scaffolding as this got going. That crap is only blocking water from hitting the main structure and if its made with wood, adding kindling.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (Xqo6t)

669 Hey Robbie, aerial water tankers have been used in firefighting for years. So go fuck yourself, dipshit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (NWiLs)

670 And of course, anyone questioning if this could be Islamic terrorism, is an Islamophobe!

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (NgKpN)

671
What's going on? Is there a new pope?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (nkfRj)

672 And he would be correct.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (NgKpN)

*we* have flying water tankers (out west at least), but I'm not sure that any locale that doesnt have to deal with regular forest fires would have any.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (GBteo)

673 477
So how many French Kings are buried in the floor?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 01:47 PM (2LelM)


All Kings of France, from Charles Martel forward are buried in the Cathedral at St. Denis.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (FZsOX)

674 >>you know, even if it was some muslim terrorist, kind of hard to get too angry about this since the french made the mess and do nothing about it.



There are a lot of people in France who have NOT been OK with immigration. French elites have been shoving down their throats just as much as the EU, Obama, etc.. How many months have the yellow vest protests been raging?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (W+vEI)

675 636
firefighters should go home now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (MTjB1)

You go home now! You been here two hours!



Posted by: Asian dude speaking french at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (ufFY8)

676 It's not islamic related. They don't do nuffin bad.



It's your fault.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (2PgZd)

677 Did they use mortar or lead for the stonework?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (2LelM)

678 Macroni probably would like to rebuild the old thing anyway.

Take everyone's mind of their tax protests by raising their taxes to pay for a new glass and steel Notre Dame

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (37IEG)

679 It's holy week. They like choosing significant dates to do such things.
Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (IXZGh)
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It's also 6 years since the Tsarnaev brothers.

Posted by: bluebell at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (aXucN)

680
Have they blamed President Trump yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (nkfRj)

681 Hope they got the Crown of Thorns out.
Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (vTnqw)

With all due respect--and I'm RC--I doubt the ACTUAL Crown of Thorns is in that Cathedral--or anywhere.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (NFEMn)

682 Well shit.

Posted by: Delaforce at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (kySjV)

683 666 Don't you want to try? Just saving some piece of the pavement, even.
Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (C7rlo)

It's not a matter of desire. It's a matter of logistics. Srsly, how do you get water into the center of the cathedral? You can't get at it from inside; that would be suicide to try. From the periphery of the cathedral you'd be hard-pressed to get water into the center, where the fire is.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (YqDXo)

I don't know. I'd like to see them massed and ready in case there's a way; in case the wind shifts.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (C7rlo)

684 If a church fire occurs it often happens this time of year. New massive candles burning overnight unattended with bunting hanging around.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (EgmwV)

That... actually makes a lot of sense. Can't imagine why Notre Dame would be left unattended, but I certainly believe it would be.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (6n54H)

685 Wouldn't be surprised if they try to blame the yellow vests.

Posted by: steevy at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (BXMxN)

686 There are a lot of people in France who have NOT been OK with immigration. French elites have been shoving down their throats just as much as the EU, Obama, etc.. How many months have the yellow vest protests been raging?
Posted by: Lizzy at A



not enough.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (MTjB1)

687 Are they just going to let the whole thing burn to the ground? This is disgraceful.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (RBOtF)

688 Islamic terrorism was conclusively ruled out when the fire was first reported.
Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (MxEKc)

Confirmed.

Posted by: The FBI at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (NWiLs)

689 I wonder if any of the workmen were Muslim

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (NFEMn)

690
Have they said "Another Day In Trump's America" yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (nkfRj)

691 Not in the spire.

+++

No. But a spot of trivia

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (EgmwV)

692 Obviously never updated with sprinkler system.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (1g7ch)

693 Will Ilhan Omar be able to resist tweeting something snidely anti-Christian about this terrible event? I don't think Vegas would give odds on it.

Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (AMIL/)

694 but I'm not sure that any locale that doesn't have to deal with regular forest fires would have any.

Yeah they have those in Europe, but probably nowhere near Paris. And it takes time for them to fill up, even if they're allowed to scoop up water from a lake nearby.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (39g3+)

695 I wonder if we're not seeing firefighting activity because they're desperately trying to keep the spread from getting into the two towers.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (37IEG)

696 Heart-sick.

It's them or us time in France.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (u82oZ)

697 That... actually makes a lot of sense. Can't imagine why Notre Dame would be left unattended, but I certainly believe it would be.


NO WAY!

our little teeny church makes sure all the candles are out before closing up. I'm sure a cathedral of any size would!! no you do not leave the candles unattended!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (Rarvo)

698 O/T I saw this headline on the AP when reading about the fire, but apparently Lori Laughlin and her husband have pled not guilty an hour ago to the admissions scandal charges.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (JoUsr)

699 STILL NO WATER and this has been going on for hours.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (RBOtF)

700 Seriously, travel and see the treasures of Western Civilization while you can. You never know when something horrible like this will happen.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (7HtZB)

701 Someone brought up FOX and their stupid chyrons.

"POLICE: AVOID AREA AROUND NOTRE DAME"

I sure will!

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (NFEMn)

702 Only real chance is to fight it from the air.
Nuke it from orbit.
Only way to be sure.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (88+cf)

703 The French by and large go through periods.



For some length of time they are a nation of turtles, languidly
withdrawing into their shell. Then they have periods of homicidal
mania.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019

*
*
. . .

Homicidal turtles. What an image.

"Any enemy that cannot outrun them deserves death! Eheu!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (elsTe)

704 In other news, Trump to give Tiger Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Posted by: SH at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (sX1BW)

705 Oh my goodness, an absolute tragedy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (oVJmc)

706 Don't forget the Germans shelled Notre Dame in World War I and the French rebuilt it then. It was also destroyed by a fire, in 1211 and rebuilt. Still a tragedy though.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (VpIIl)

707 Helicopter with forest fire water bucket fly over and release.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (2PgZd)

708 I would expect to see a few of those forest fire-fighting helicopters by now. Maybe it's after hours for them.

Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (gHCnG)

709 "We were so humiliated when Hitler March through our streets."


Hold my Malbec

Posted by: Paris Fire Dept at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (RZ6R1)

710 > "

What's going on? Is there a new pope?"

Well, they do need a new pope.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (DwzBO)

711 It's not a matter of desire. It's a matter of logistics. Srsly, how do you get water into the center of the cathedral? You can't get at it from inside; that would be suicide to try. From the periphery of the cathedral you'd be hard-pressed to get water into the center, where the fire is.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (YqDXo)

How about having a built in system sprinkler system? But heavy duty. Large pipes that can flood sections as needed.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (Xqo6t)

712 We can now confirm that the fire was the work of a Tea Party member.

Posted by: Brian Ross at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (9vQJW)

713 As long as they don't put it back up as a mosque...

Posted by: JEM at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (8erNz)

714 Surely there's an EU fire force.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (C7rlo)

715 Best thing about watching French news is that you can't understand their voice feed, so you don't have to hear the inane repetitious festival of guesswork, stupidity, and rumor.


Are they just going to let the whole thing burn to the ground?

Well, at this point they may as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (39g3+)

716 Hope they got the Crown of Thorns out.
Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:01 PM (vTnqw)

With all due respect--and I'm RC--I doubt the ACTUAL Crown of Thorns is in that Cathedral--or anywhere.
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I still hope they got it out. I don't disagree with your skeptical attitude, however, its been there for well, quite a long time.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (zvw0X)

717 707 Don't forget the Germans shelled Notre Dame in World War I and the French rebuilt it then. It was also destroyed by a fire, in 1211 and rebuilt. Still a tragedy though.
Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (VpIIl)

The third one burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (NWiLs)

718 Banana Shits Guy is here.

Posted by: steevy at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (BXMxN)

719
686 Wouldn't be surprised if they try to blame the yellow vests.
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They are the last suspects. I'd suspect Macron's followers before them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (2LelM)

720 Why aren't the drunk leprechauns posting on the fire?

Posted by: mugiwara at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (joUV5)

721 We will never know the truth from the French government, but we still might get the truth. If this is a jihadist attack the group will want the credit, and if it was not a jihadist attack we will hear nothing.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (MuTTO)

722 I wonder if any of the workmen were Muslim

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Excellent question. If this turns out to be terror-related...hooboy...

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (JoUsr)

723 629 > "Fire caused by careless construction work... or Islamic related?"

Those are not mutually exclusive alternatives.

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Good catch.

Not that it will ever be reported if it turns out to be true.

Posted by: blake - used vacation salesman at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (qC1Sy)

724
Islamic terrorism was conclusively ruled out when the fire was first reported.
Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (MxEKc)


They ruled it out last Wednesday.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (TAmPV)

725 Lots of water surrounding the island that Notre Dame cathedral is on.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (C7rlo)

726 Will Ilhan Omar be able to resist tweeting something snidely anti-Christian about this terrible event? I don't think Vegas would give odds on it.
Posted by: Gref at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (AMIL/)

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"I don't recall anyone acting so upset when [some random mosque] burned down. You racists."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (AzW6q)

727 *we* have flying water tankers (out west at least), but I'm not sure that any locale that doesnt have to deal with regular forest fires would have any.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (GBteo)

They are not government owned. They are contractors here in the US.

Who are ALWAYS on call ready for a new job.

Like for the Yosemite fires a year or so ago, they were flying out of what used to be Castle Air Force Base, just a mile from my house.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (NgKpN)

728 678
Did they use mortar or lead for the stonework?

Posted by: Puddin Head at April 15, 2019 02:04 PM (2LelM)
No, we used RPGS on the stonework. There was no place to set up the mortars without being obvious!

Posted by: Benghazi Morter Team 6 at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (37IEG)

729 "like a torch" meaning "like a flashlight" in North American usage.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (Dh1wo)

730 Bring in the Cats, clear the rubble, we've got a mosque to build.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (2PgZd)

731 Pissing, stupid autocuke

Posted by: mugiwara at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (joUV5)

732 CAIR @ twitter
2:11 PM

Will Trump now claim that Muslims cheered when the roof collapsed at Notre Dame?






sarc/

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (NFEMn)

733 I take it this was originally some kind of Star Wars thread, because the comments make less sense than they generally do otherwise.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (AB9tT)

734
Posted by: Robbie

STFU, cocksucker

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (nkfRj)

735 Maybe it's a metaphorical fire for western civilization.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (+y/Ru)

736 Oh No!

Posted by: RobM1981 at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (xw5YV)

737

our little teeny church makes sure all the candles are out before closing up. I'm sure a cathedral of any size would!! no you do not leave the candles unattended!

+++

There was one in NYC, Chelsea area, that went up maybe 2 years back at Easter

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (EgmwV)

738 the usual nato nonsense, everyone needs U.S. logistics.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (MTjB1)

739 Posted by: Diogenes at April 15, 2019 01:09 PM (0tfLf)

Are those 70,000 Somalis citizens or deport-able?

Posted by: clutch at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (o4zxs)

740 Hitler would be happy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (bim/x)

741 I love seeing how things are built, and MacCaulay's illustrated books (The Way Things Work was his big series) has one titled "Cathedral."

The outside bearing walls and the flying buttress works are all stone, but of course the roof is a timber structure. Big timber frames.

The vaulted ceiling work is all stone, and is self-supporting arch construction.

It'll take 50 years in today's world to fix this iconic church.

If the fire was set, and the culprits are of the Mohammedan side of things, this could get really weird.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (+fPHo)

742 411 Got through WWII and now this.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up A Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 15, 2019 01:41 PM (hLRSq)

Amen.

Posted by: m at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (C7rlo)

743 Never count out The League of Shadows.

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (YmfOS)

744 Horrible. I was listening to this in the car.

Where are the fire boats? The cathedral is surrounded by WATER.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (ptqGC)

745 Clearly, this is the work of the NRA

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (2LelM)

746 Posted by: Robbie at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (PYhqK)

Takes a sick and fevered mind to bring Trump into this.

Seek help.

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (cF8AT)

747 You never know when something horrible like this will happen.

It's the darnedest thing, isn't it?

Posted by: "Refugees" at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (gHCnG)

748 The Israelis can crash a spacecraft into the moon, but the French can get a pump and water hoses from the river next door to the burning church.

Go figure.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (ufFY8)

749 It's not a matter of desire. It's a matter of logistics. Srsly, how do you get water into the center of the cathedral? You can't get at it from inside; that would be suicide to try. From the periphery of the cathedral you'd be hard-pressed to get water into the center, where the fire is.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:03 PM (YqDXo)



Moreover, these old medieval European cities more often than not have narrow medieval streets in their city centers, in which big American LaFrance style fire trucks (yes, that's the name of them) have difficulty moving.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (ujg0T)

750 Don't forget the Germans shelled Notre Dame in World War I and the French rebuilt it then. It was also destroyed by a fire, in 1211 and rebuilt. Still a tragedy though.


Posted by: Marcus T
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You're a good man Marcus, but, I think the weekly collection is a bit down from WWI. From 1211 for that matter. . .

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (vTnqw)

751 The Europeans can't even put out a fire..wonder how they would be against the russian army?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (bim/x)

752 can = cannot
sheesh

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (ufFY8)

753 How about having a built in system sprinkler system? But heavy duty. Large pipes that can flood sections as needed.
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:07 PM (Xqo6t)


Kinda late to be thinking about that now.

Srsly, I don't see how they CAN do much to fight this fire, short of helicopter drops of water.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (YqDXo)

754 CAIR @ twitter
2:11 PM

Will Trump now claim that Muslims cheered when the roof collapsed at Notre Dame?

-
They haven't had time to get to the candy store yet.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (+y/Ru)

755 Looks like the Asian youts have stepped up from the run of the mill automobile torching.

Posted by: Drider at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (Sr/4K)

756 Keep Frank Gehry FAR away from any rebuild attempt.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (7HtZB)

757 I think it's part of why the Easter Vigil was traditional btw

Posted by: Total Control Racist at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (EgmwV)

758 This fire is deplorable.

Trump supporters are Deplorable.

Coincidence? just asking questions of course.

Posted by: THIS is CNN!! at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (NgKpN)

759 There were approximately 35 workers in the Cathedral when the fire broke out. All of the workers were unconscious due to smoke inhalation, but I was able to rush into the Cathedral and drag each one of them out to safety.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (9vQJW)

760
This would be a good time to point out that God isn't impressed by buildings, any building, no matter how lovely, large, and ornate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (nkfRj)

761 Notre Dame is burning down, burning down, burning down...

/with a noted tone of sadness

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (AM1GF)

762 should just bomb the thing and get it over with.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (MTjB1)

763 Well, I'm glad I was able to visit it once, years ago. Looks like it's gone.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (ptqGC)

764 746 Horrible. I was listening to this in the car.

Where are the fire boats? The cathedral is surrounded by WATER.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (ptqGC)

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All their ships got sunk in 1805.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (MuTTO)

765 "I'm hearing reports that a white male with a Trump-style red hat was seen leaving the building shortly before the blaze was spotted"
--Chris Cuomo, flexing for the camera

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (39g3+)

766 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.

Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (AMKhy)

767 Wheres the football team gonna practice?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (0rsWa)

768
Fire is bad. Fire is orange. Trump is orange.

Orange Man Bad.

Posted by: Robbie at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (AzW6q)

769 They are not government owned. They are contractors here in the US.

Who are ALWAYS on call ready for a new job.


Yeah, but Notre Dame is surrounded by some of the most expensive residential and commercial real estate in Paris, and even if you COULD water-bomb the thing without damaging the $3M flats down the block, it takes time to get even something the size of a DC-10 across the pond and staged.

Posted by: JEM at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (8erNz)

770 Best thing about watching French news is that you can't understand their voice feed, so you don't have to hear the inane repetitious festival of guesswork, stupidity, and rumor.

--

That is the perfect summation of reporters and newspeople during any major event. Heck, at any time.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (JoUsr)

771 Could anything be more symbolic of the fall of Europe?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (2PgZd)

772 Anyone blame President Trump, yet, for not doing enough to fight global warming, err, global climate change and, therefore, the extra .5 degrees of atmospheric heat causing this out-of-control conflagration?

Posted by: blake - used vacation salesman at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (qC1Sy)

773 Now how can I make thi$ about me?

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, LLC at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (4Eo4+)

774 Hey CAIR goat fuckers,there WAS cheering when the towers fell and we have SEEN you pass out candy celebrating murder so go fuck a cactus.

Posted by: steevy at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (BXMxN)

775 No worries, they're already planning on building a Mosque at the site......

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (NFEMn)

776 "Have they blamed President Trump yet?"

Money that could have been used to save Notre Dame had to be spent on NATO because of Trump's demands.

Posted by: OCBill at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (df+Zi)

777 With all these historic buildings you would think France would have a better plan than this. Which seems to be no plans at all.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (RBOtF)

778 The one time I was in Paris I skipped Notre dame due to crowds. That was dumb

Posted by: brak at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (sZzDP)

779 Why, oh why, does Fox always bring Shep! on to report on disasters?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (ptqGC)

780 The time to plan how to put a fire out in the Notre Dame is not after a fire has started.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (rxtQa)

781 Regarding the cause of the Notre Dame fire.

I have a hunch.

Posted by: Quasimodo DA 1977 at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (kfcYC)

782 Has Face Book frozen all European accounts yet?

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (2LelM)

783 yeah, I don't know that they have forest fire helicopters near the city. Or even in France.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (r+sAi)

784 The Cathedral is on the river. Surely they have some river fire boats.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (FZsOX)

785 753 The Europeans can't even put out a fire..wonder how they would be against the russian army?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (bim/x)

You obviously didn't see the video of how large the fire was within the first few minutes. It was out of control and gone within 5. Nothing could have been done.

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (YmfOS)

786 All right- who put out the youtube that caused this? I would hate to be that guy.

Posted by: Hillary! (and some celebratory gin) at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (EYsyU)

787 762
This would be a good time to point out that God isn't impressed by buildings, any building, no matter how lovely, large, and ornate.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (nkfRj)

i was thinking this very thing....and honestly.....the french secularized their faith a long time ago....this could be a well needed wake up call....GOd works in mysterious ways

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (0O7c5)

788 Coincidence? just asking questions of course.
Posted by: THIS is CNN!! at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (NgKpN)


Because pure speculation is a good thing as it tells you what COULD happen.

Posted by: Sponge at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (IXZGh)

789 Nood

Posted by: Tami at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (cF8AT)

790 Even if they found out that muslim immigrant workers purposely set the fire, do you think the French would actually release that news? You know, because of the feared "backlash"...

Posted by: beehive at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (2u8LP)

791 Are the Muzzies dancing in the streets yet ?

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (M+Lyo)

792 756 CAIR @ twitter
2:11 PM

Will Trump now claim that Muslims cheered when the roof collapsed at Notre Dame?

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They haven't had time to get to the candy store yet.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (+y/Ru)

-----------------

If the shoe fits...you bet he'll make them wear it.

Posted by: blake - used vacation salesman at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (qC1Sy)

793 you know, the french fire fighters have severe limitations when the have to deal with huge fires like this. their big red shoes are very flammable and their seltzer bottles and squirting flowers do no hold much water.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (MTjB1)

794 One interesting thing about French History.

They have a habit of going to one extreme, or the other, and those extremes can switch very quickly (in historic terms).

Things could get a bit sporty over there is this was done by a Moslem.

Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (NgKpN)

795 768 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.
Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (AMKhy)

Well, at this point, it's maybe lose it to water, or lose it to fire for sure.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (J+mig)

796 They're very neat to watch work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZkV64GJihA

In France, IDK if they're French planes or were moved.
Canadair is a brand not a service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCqxbaRPZQ4


Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (FhXTo)

797 698 That... actually makes a lot of sense. Can't imagine why Notre Dame would be left unattended, but I certainly believe it would be.


NO WAY!

our little teeny church makes sure all the candles are out before closing up. I'm sure a cathedral of any size would!! no you do not leave the candles unattended!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (Rarvo)

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You'd think so, right? And if they feel the need to have candles burning all night, they'd have clergy checking on the candles through the night.

Posted by: Jackal at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (WER14)

798 Yes, Holy Week. Took my breath away to watch the Spire over the Alter burn.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (Z0huu)

799 I was there not too long ago and never miss the chance to see Notre Dame. This is a real tragedy.

On the bright side, many parts of the building have been rebuilt over the years and a lot of it is not 700 years old.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (VpIIl)

800 I'm currently wondering whether or not France is a first-world country any longer.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Rarvo)


I say yes. The people on the street still have a strong identification with being French, despite the dimwits in power. Frankly I'm surprised they let England be the first country wanting out of the EU, unless they figured out a way to job Brussels into subsidizing them the way the krauts did when the franc was linked to the Deutschmark.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (y7DUB)

801 Fucking Climate Change, I warned you

Posted by: Beto at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (RZ6R1)

802 you know, the french fire fighters have severe limitations when the have to deal with huge fires like this. their big red shoes are very flammable and their seltzer bottles and squirting flowers do no hold much water.

very salient points made here yankee

COME ON! seriously?!?! the French are HOPELESS

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (Rarvo)

803 768 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.
Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (AMKhy)


Yep. As I said, it's hard to imagine how exactly one could fight this fire.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (x3tTl)

804 "Best thing about watching French news is that you can't understand their
voice feed, so you don't have to hear the inane repetitious festival of
guesswork, stupidity, and rumor.

This is why CNN should be in French.

Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (MxEKc)

805 Stone doesn't burn!

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (ASicf)

806 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.

Yeah it might cause them to collapse or something... oh wait.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (39g3+)

807 Hey Star Wars dude - this is worth crying over, not a movie trailer.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (7HtZB)

808 767
"I'm hearing reports that a white male with a Trump-style red hat was
seen leaving the building shortly before the blaze was spotted"

--Chris Cuomo, flexing for the camera

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (39g3+)

Witness reports man shouting, "THIS IS MAGA COUNTRY!"

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (t6MX/)

809 Youd think they could pump water from the river from boats
Posted by: dagny at April 15, 2019 01:58 PM (nRWPy)

Most harbor and river cities have fireboats, to deal with fires on ships or at the docks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (TfwlC)

810 I'm currently wondering whether or not France is a first-world country any longer.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Rarvo)

I say yes. The people on the street still have a strong identification with being French, despite the dimwits in power. Frankly I'm surprised they let England be the first country wanting out of the EU, unless they figured out a way to job Brussels into subsidizing them the way the krauts did when the franc was linked to the Deutschmark.
Posted by: Captain Hate at April 15, 2019 02:14 PM (y7DUB)

I agree. Europe is weird like that. Even Catholics who no longer attend Mass still identify as Catholic.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (NFEMn)

811 I would like to reiterate my suggestion for Trump since he brought the subject up. Use those fire fighting planes to dump water on any illegal caravans.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (rxtQa)

812 I hope the Rose window can survive. Saw it in person, amazing work.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (r+sAi)

813 should just bomb the thing and get it over with.

Are we talking about that space rock now?

Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (Ibwur)

814 If it had a sprinkler system, it wouldn't work because Le Union de Plumbers was on strike again.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (88+cf)

815 On the bright side, many parts of the building have been rebuilt over the years and a lot of it is not 700 years old.

Yeah but that was back when they believed in God at least somewhat. When it meant something to them. Now its just a historical symbol.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:15 PM (39g3+)

816 This would be a good time to point out that God isn't impressed by buildings, any building, no matter how lovely, large, and ornate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 15, 2019 02:10 PM (nkfRj)

The people who put a ton of work into maintaining those centuries of history, never mind building it, would beg to differ on Notre Dame's importance. Their descendants would certainly care about their legacy.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (6n54H)

817 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.

Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 02:11 PM (AMKhy)


But it's a riskless proposition to try. If it doesn't work then the shit was going to burn to the ground, anyway.

The building has certainly withstood centuries worth of rain, snow, ice, and wind, thus far.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (ASicf)

818 I'm currently wondering whether or not France is a first-world country any longer.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:02 PM (Rarvo)


This fire does not bear on that issue. The exact same thing could happen here in any number of buildings, especially high-rises. Recall the MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas; we didn't cover ourselves in glory on that one either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (x3tTl)

819 Mohammad & Sons General Contracting
"God Willing We Will Not Be Underbid"

Posted by: Rue Rue at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (4Eo4+)

820 but I was able to rush into the Cathedral and drag each one of them out to safety.
Posted by: Brian Williams


That's a lot of mouth-to-mouth!

Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (Ibwur)

821 Why, oh why, does Fox always bring Shep! on to report on disasters?

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Because Don Lemon would blame them all on black holes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (+y/Ru)

822 > "Maybe it's a metaphorical fire for western civilization."--

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

It's a metaphor for the not-to-distant extinguishing of European civilization, certainly.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (DwzBO)

823 Kinda late to be thinking about that now.

Srsly, I don't see how they CAN do much to fight this fire, short of helicopter drops of water.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:09 PM (YqDXo)


I guess all they can hope for is to contain the fire away from the outer walls... and make sure it damn well doesn't spread to nearby blocks.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (Xqo6t)

824 My house is on fire

Posted by: Esmeralda at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (RZ6R1)

825 808 Point being (at least I) we haven't seen the exterior walls collapse. The roof is obviously gone. But water from a moving aircraft has a horizontal vector that sometimes gets overlooked. You don't really care about knocking down a few trees to save a forest or homes in the path of a wildfire, but that's self-defeating when it comes to a building.

Posted by: fightwinger at April 15, 2019 02:17 PM (AMKhy)

826 That cathedral was one of my favorite memories of Paris. A friend has a photo of me starting to put my hands around the neck of a gargoyle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:17 PM (u82oZ)

827 our little teeny church makes sure all the candles are out before closing up. I'm sure a cathedral of any size would!! no you do not leave the candles unattended!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:05 PM (Rarvo) 

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You'd think so, right? And if they feel the need to have candles burning all night, they'd have clergy checking on the candles through the night.

Posted by: Jackal at April 15, 2019 02:13 PM (WER14)

These are sensible points, but I don't know what happened yet. This did happen in the middle of the day, so I doubt it's just a problem of being unattended.

Posted by: trev006 at April 15, 2019 02:18 PM (6n54H)

828 14 I still haven't watched the Star Wars trailer.
I'm done.
I'm already gone.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo

Let me guess. Rebels steal plans for Empire superweapon and it comes down to a teenager from a desert planet with an annoying as fuk sidekick to get them to the Rebel Alliance on a super fast ship of convenience capable of doing the Kessel run in just over 12 parsecs?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at April 15, 2019 02:18 PM (kfcYC)

829 The building has certainly withstood centuries worth of rain, snow, ice, and wind, thus far.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 15, 2019 02:16 PM (ASicf)


There's a fundamental difference, though. The building was designed to balance forces. Now that parts of the building have been destroyed, the forces are probably not well-balanced any more, and hence the building is much more prone to collapse.

Recall the Twin Towers on that score.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:18 PM (x3tTl)

830 The French Armee de terre has the cathedral surrounded and there is no danger it will get away.

Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2019 02:18 PM (MxEKc)

831 Report on ABC: "The ladders were not tall enough."

This is exactly what I was talking about re skyscrapers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (x3tTl)

832 So their whole firefighting strategy was to hope it didn't catch on fire?

Posted by: rickl at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (xjiRE)

833 late now, but blowing to smithereens the tower where this started might have been the only way to stop it with the resources they had.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (Xqo6t)

834 Scaffolding seems to be holding up well.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (1g7ch)

835 Fox showing one guy in a cherry picker putting water on the fire. I think we don't get an appreciation for the size of the structure and the fire in the distant shots.

Posted by: Methos at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (kOpft)

836 get them to the Rebel Alliance on a super fast ship of convenience capable of doing the Kessel run in just over 12 parsecs?

Nah, they already remade that one. This will be a final Empire attack on the last Rebel stronghold where cute bear-like creatures live and a super weapon that was supposedly not finished yet will threaten them all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:19 PM (39g3+)

837 The live feed shows a single, pathetic stream of water being sprayed at the totally engulfed roof.

Posted by: OCBill at April 15, 2019 02:20 PM (df+Zi)

838 They're now using cherry pickers to get water up toward the fire. But it doesn't look like they can reach all of the fire.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:20 PM (x3tTl)

839 Only real chance is to fight it from the air.

Don't know if France even has that capability, like we do for Forest fires.
Posted by: Don Q at April 15, 2019 02:00 PM (NgKpN)

They have a dozen Canadair water bombers:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycxcd998

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (TfwlC)

840 Finally starting to pump water at the fire.

Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (7HtZB)

841 And I thought my day started out shitty when I lost my job this morning.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (Xqo6t)

842 This fire does not bear on that issue. The exact same thing could happen here in any number of buildings, especially high-rises. Recall the MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas; we didn't cover ourselves in glory on that one either.


at least we appeared to TRY to fight the fire.

over hours and hours.

I'm sorry I'm seeing hours of literally no attempt to do anything here

how much of Western Civilization is going to be lost this way while people type on their computers and phones?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (Rarvo)

843 So their whole firefighting strategy was to hope it didn't catch on fire?


Again, this sounds like a good description of Western Civilization as a whole right now.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2019 02:22 PM (Rarvo)

844 843 And I thought my day started out shitty when I lost my job this morning.
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (Xqo6t)


So sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:22 PM (x3tTl)

845 Fire can't burn stone!

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at April 15, 2019 02:22 PM (xSo9G)

846 I wonder if Larry Silverstein bought the Notre Dame Cathedral a couple of months ago?

Posted by: Jolo at April 15, 2019 02:22 PM (WrMOC)

847 how much of Western Civilization is going to be lost this way while people type on their computers and phones?/i]

I'm expecting all of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 15, 2019 02:22 PM (39g3+)

848 808 Issue with dropping water from aircraft is I dunno how well 11th century buttresses deal with tons of water dropped on them semi-vertically.


So you're posting on the AOS now , Sundance ??

Posted by: Butch Cassidy at April 15, 2019 02:23 PM (RZ6R1)

849 So their whole firefighting strategy was to hope it didn't catch on fire?

Yeah, but think about the resistance to installing sprinklers etc. on such a historic building.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2019 02:23 PM (x3tTl)

850 It seems that "Some
people did something" @ The Notre Dame Cathedral

Posted by: Onicisor 1183 at April 15, 2019 02:24 PM (uiP1+)

851 This would be a good time to point out that God isn't impressed by buildings, any building, no matter how lovely, large, and ornate.

Posted by: Soothsayer
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I'm not being critical I'm just pointing out, as a factual matter, a counter argument. - see for example the old testament/temple. He was pretty much the designer and subcontracted out the build.

But YMMV. No offense intended.

Posted by: simplemind at April 15, 2019 02:24 PM (vTnqw)

852
There's a fundamental difference, though. The building was designed to balance forces. Now that parts of the building have been destroyed, the forces are probably not well-balanced any more, and hence the building is much more prone to collapse.

Recall the Twin Towers on that score.

...

I think it unlikely that the stone walls relied upon the thrust from the wood roof to be stable. The stone would have had to be erected first and stable on its own before the wood work was done.

Could get knocked about as things collapse.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 15, 2019 02:24 PM (hr5kG)

853 At your service! And we brought the white flag...

Posted by: Broward County Fire Department at April 15, 2019 02:26 PM (Wd55D)

854 So we can expect "dustification" soon like the Twin Towers?

Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:26 PM (YmfOS)

855 As a 30+ time visitor the city, Paris will be a great tour this summer. The "we are so much better than you lousy Americans" should be at an all time low

Posted by: REDACTED at April 15, 2019 02:27 PM (RZ6R1)

856 846 843 And I thought my day started out shitty when I lost my job this morning. 
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (Xqo6t) 

So sorry to hear this.

Look up. Better things ahead for you. Wish you a better job soon.

Posted by: Martell at April 15, 2019 02:27 PM (N7J/1)

857 Used to talk fire with Uncle John I guess.
Posted by: Robbie at April 15, 2019 02:06 PM (PYhqK)

Too bad your uncle died smoking in bed, instead of smoking in the electric chair like your old man.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 02:27 PM (TfwlC)

858 Live feed showing a lot less smoke now. A good sign, I hope.

Posted by: OCBill at April 15, 2019 02:28 PM (df+Zi)

859 You obviously didn't see the video of how large the fire was within the first few minutes. It was out of control and gone within 5. Nothing could have been done.
Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (YmfOS)

Thank G-D someone understands

Posted by: Maginot Line Commander at April 15, 2019 02:28 PM (bim/x)

860 Shep is an asshole

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 02:29 PM (bim/x)

861 Weak men create bad times. Bad times create strong men.

What comes to mind.

Posted by: Martell at April 15, 2019 02:29 PM (N7J/1)

862 You obviously didn't see the video of how large the fire was within the first few minutes. It was out of control and gone within 5. Nothing could have been done.
Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (YmfOS)



Which strongly suggests that this fire was NOT accidental.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 15, 2019 02:29 PM (ujg0T)

863 Wow Shep is pretty desperate to stop his guest from making the perfectly sensible guess we're all making.

Posted by: Methos at April 15, 2019 02:29 PM (kOpft)

864 Fast fires = accelerant.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:30 PM (u82oZ)

865 Right from my terrible, horrible mind:

Islamic terrorism?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at April 15, 2019 02:30 PM (T09ml)

866 Accelerants likely used for the conflagration to grow so fast..

Posted by: Onicisor 1183 at April 15, 2019 02:30 PM (uiP1+)

867 860 Shep is an asshole
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 15, 2019 02:29 PM (bim/x)

Yuppers

Posted by: REDACTED at April 15, 2019 02:30 PM (RZ6R1)

868 Maybe it's a metaphorical fire for western civilization.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 15, 2019 02:08 PM (+y/Ru)

they were fresh out of Reichstags?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 15, 2019 02:30 PM (TfwlC)

869 What will Macaroni do now?

Zombie Charles de Gaulle is looking pretty good right now.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:31 PM (u82oZ)

870 Some people did something. Because Trump is going to be the narrative

Posted by: Onicisor 1183 at April 15, 2019 02:31 PM (uiP1+)

871 Shep is an asshole

You are what you eat.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 15, 2019 02:32 PM (oVJmc)

872 Where's the fuck Florian ???

Posted by: REDACTED at April 15, 2019 02:33 PM (RZ6R1)

873 869 What will Macaroni do now?

Zombie Charles de Gaulle is looking pretty good right now.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:31 PM (u82oZ)



Heck, bringing back Jacques Chirac would be a quantum leap.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at April 15, 2019 02:33 PM (ujg0T)

874 So sorry to hear this.

Look up. Better things ahead for you. Wish you a better job soon.
Posted by: Martell at April 15, 2019 02:27 PM (N7J/1)

Thankyou, and to Deplorable Jay G. too. I will be okay. It was a job I wanted out anyways, a "barely work" from home job on a Govt contract. I will never take a remote position again; as a super introvert it feeds my worst habits. I don't enjoy job hunting, but will be glad to be back in an office environment again.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:34 PM (Xqo6t)

875 So whens the movie coming out ?

oh wait

Posted by: Jennie Livingston at April 15, 2019 02:36 PM (RZ6R1)

876 Serious Cat

People are needing give-a-shit workers that can do things and not surf the phone. I trust you will be fine. Prayers ascending in any event.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 15, 2019 02:36 PM (u82oZ)

877 840 Finally starting to pump water at the fire.
Posted by: josephistan at April 15, 2019 02:21 PM (7HtZB)

-------------

So if it was a waste of time, why do it now?


Posted by: William Eaton at April 15, 2019 02:36 PM (MuTTO)

878 "Accelerants likely used for the conflagration to grow so fast.."

Centuries-old dry wood coated in dust and deposits from candles burnt in the cathedral for centuries. No acceleranta needed.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at April 15, 2019 02:38 PM (VwHJ2)

879 What a horrible, irreplaceable loss, simply from a historical and architectural standpoint.

On the other hand, from the perspective of the Macron government, this does clear away a lot of red tape to move forward now to implement plans for the Grand Mosque that must eventually be erected in its place.


Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 15, 2019 02:39 PM (DwzBO)

880 Ilhan Omar must be happy.

Posted by: pj at April 15, 2019 02:39 PM (qlTN9)

881 You obviously didn't see the video of how large the fire was within the first few minutes. It was out of control and gone within 5. Nothing could have been done.
Posted by: bane at April 15, 2019 02:12 PM (YmfOS)

Still... ! I think for future fire disasters a rapid response plan could be developed. I'm pretty sure we have the technology to immediately detect sudden, large amounts of smoke from high powered cameras mounted on an aerostat. Now you just need to figure a method to get drops of water or fire retardant to the locations ASAP.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 15, 2019 02:42 PM (Xqo6t)

882 Craigs list ad: 40 French firehoses never used, dropped only once.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 15, 2019 02:45 PM (pw+jk)

883 " Now you just need to figure a method to get drops of water or fire retardant to the locations ASAP."

I'm told that dropping large quantities of water on hot limestone makes it explode.

Posted by: Rollory at April 15, 2019 04:22 PM (FGv1v)

884 Rosie,"never in the history of mankind has fire burned wood".

Posted by: Buffalobob at April 16, 2019 02:18 AM (RNoZj)

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