Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

Bierstadt Helens.png

Mount St. Helens, Columbia River, Oregon
Albert Bierstadt

This is a good example of Bierstadt’s style—a beautiful view of a majestic, idealized, but not necessarily realistic, landscape. Mount Saint Helens did not look like this; its shape was more rounded and dome-like. Instead, Bierstadt is sacrificing reality for the sake of beauty. A rounded dome would not give this painting its power, and it wouldn’t provide the needed contrast against the foreground that this jagged myth provides. In your mind’s eye, change the mountain to its more natural smooth dome-shape. Notice how the view and the experience changes.

Bierstadt constructs the foreground as a soft, gentle slope covered with thick, green foliage. Deer lounge peacefully in the tall grass. Tall trees, just beginning to change color in the early autumn, frame the picture. They lift the landscape’s contours into the rich blue field of the sky. The colors in this section: blue, green, yellow/orange, are adjacent on the color wheel. They provide a gentle transition from cool hues to warm. This quiets the palette and allows for a peaceful viewing. The deer are puny and blend into the landscape. Animals have more energy than plants and they can easily dominate a composition. Here they are small and are a similar color to their surroundings. Instead of competing with the scene, they are part of it and are almost lost in it.

Around the central vertical of the work, the tone shifts. The calm green on the left drops off suddenly, revealing the purple and white of the background. Notice there is no middle ground here. Bierstadt’s focus is the volcano and he composes the foreground in a way where it pulls back like a curtain to reveal the mountain. The foreground and trees fall down the edge and fade until they are cut off by the bottom frame. The foothills in the lower center and right lack any real definition. They are almost rendered like large swaths of color and shape that are dwarfed by the mountains. The patches lay flat and are stacked gently on top of each other, then, suddenly, the mountain explodes upward. The bright white cap attracts my eye and washes out the hills below. Where the majority of the lines and forms in the painting are flat, curvy, and horizontal, the mountain is angular and aggressively vertical. The ridges on the mountain’s slope, lit up by the early morning sun, lead my eye up to its peak. The sharp highlights and shadows give the mountain a craggy texture that also contrasts against the smooth landscape.

The ridges don’t go straight up though. They rise in a slight right-hand spiral that, to me, resemble a girl’s twirling skirt. This creates an energy that conflicts with the tranquility of the rest of the work. Combined with the bright whitecap on the peak, this allows the volcano to dominate the entire composition. Even though the left foreground is brighter and has more detail and definition, my eye has a hard time leaving the mountain to take in the rest of the view. The mountain becomes powerful and majestic.

This is the mood Bierstadt wanted the viewer to feel. For me, the memories of the 1980 explosion add to my feelings about this work. Bierstadt wanted a work where the viewer feels the energy radiate from the volcano, where the mountain spins and growls like a tiger behind the confining bars of the surrounding landscape. By adding the images of the 1980 event to this work, the energy in this work is not just felt in an abstract way. The energy suggested here is real, and it’s spectacular.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:30 AM




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1 Primo stuff

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 09:30 AM (w9Wax)

2 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

3 Good morning, Kris!

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 09:30 AM (mZUr4)

4 Boom

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 24, 2021 09:30 AM (U2p+3)

5 That's before she blew her top.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (U2p+3)

6
Happy little volcanoes . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (s2VJv)

7 thanks Kris

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (yrol0)

8 I've flown by that a couple times. Pretty majestic.

But, can kill you, so.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

9 >>> Mount Saint Helens did not look like this

You should see it now.

Posted by: fluffy at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (UnQlg)

10 Run away! She's about to blow!

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (bHEHY)

11 Its gonna blow its top!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (9HRiP)

12 Peaks my interest

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 09:31 AM (w9Wax)

13
Everything above where the angle of the slope increases sharply is gone. And flat.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (s2VJv)

14 Who was St Helen?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)

15 Selective editing, huh?

Posted by: BignJames at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

16 Who needs a sniper when you have a whole volcano?

Posted by: johnd01 at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (ukNFU)

17 Alternate title:

"In Which Racist Bastard Americans Steal Mt Fuji"

Posted by: naturalfake at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (5NkmN)

18 The unseen eruption is the promise of socialism, coming to cleanse the countryside of inequality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (3EWns)

19 Painted more than a century before it went kaboom.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (A2RNN)

20 14 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)


Mirren.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (s2VJv)

21 That's not what it looks like now.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (UuD2k)

22 It's nice, would hang that

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (bHEHY)

23 So, how long do I have to idle my car to equal the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere that St. Helens let forth upon its eruption?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (3EWns)

24 I've got an uncle that lives off the Umpqua River in Oregon. GOODNESS it's beautiful up there.

Such a shame it's a leftist shithole.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (Zz0t1)

25 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)


Patron Saint of Pimple Popping

Posted by: naturalfake at November 24, 2021 09:34 AM (5NkmN)

26 St Helena > St Helen

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:34 AM (9HRiP)

27 So, how long do I have to idle my car to equal the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere that St. Helens let forth upon its eruption?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (3EWns)


148.3 years.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

28 Helen of Troy, she was supposed to be a beautiful woman no man could resist.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (bHEHY)

29 Meh Mt Saint Helens the country needs a super volcano enema...

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (CYnTg)

30 Needs more light.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (KOlLu)

31 On-topic song from a once great band, now WAY past their prime...

https://youtu.be/4gybPh5_JDg

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (mZUr4)

32 148.3 years.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

You have to fart alot too. With the windows up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (UuD2k)

33 Who was St. Helen?

I think she was from Troy, Alabama.

Posted by: Just a guess at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (jYQlA)

34 Meh

Posted by: Yellowstone Super Volcano at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (gmo/4)

35 Nice picture. Wouldn't hang cuz boring.

Would hang if I was trapped in a windowless prison cell in Woke Happy Fun Camp.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (5NkmN)

36 20 14 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)

Serious question? The mother of Constantine, a forceful lady in her own right, who found the relics of the True Cross in Jerusalem. Usually referred to as Helena.

Posted by: sal at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (bJKUl)

37 The energy suggested here is real, and it's spectacular.

ISWYDT.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (Tc9wd)

38 I sense the White Privilege in this painting. Notice the little BROWN deer in the foreground that are going to lose their lives and livelihoods to the WHITE-capped mountain.

Posted by: Freshman Kollage Student at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (ukNFU)

39 Saint Helena was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, and played a significant role in re-establishing Christianity in the Holy Land. She is renowned for discovering the site of Calvary where she claimed to find the relics of the True Cross. She was canonized as a saint in both the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, and is still venerated today.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (w9Wax)

40 A squad of Stormtroopers wouldn't hurt

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 09:36 AM (KOlLu)

41 Who was St. Helen?

I think she was from Troy, Alabama.
Posted by: Just a guess at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (jYQlA)

Constantine's mother. She pillaged Jerusalem and brought most of the cool stuff to Europe.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (UuD2k)

42 14 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)

Constantine's mom. She supposedly found the True Cross and, I think, Christ's Tomb.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

43 So, how long do I have to idle my car to equal the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere that St. Helens let forth upon its eruption?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (3EWns)


St Helens purchased carbon credits, so it was totes ok

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (mZUr4)

44
You have to fart alot too. With the windows up.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM (UuD2k)



After a 6 pack of tacos and a chicken burrito supreme from Taco Bell.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (Zz0t1)

45 That's gorgeous. It's funny that so many photos are filtered and enhanced that I'm truly shocked at seeing beauty with my own eyes. When I take a photo, it never captures the feeling, though.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (/+bwe)

46 Is it Helens or Helen or Helen's or Helens'?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (9HRiP)

47 It blowed up good. Real good.

Posted by: SCTV Morning Farm Film Report at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (4I/2K)

48 You have to fart alot too. With the windows up.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:35 AM


Is that a bad thing?

Posted by: Eric Swalwell (D-CA) at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (Tc9wd)

49 36 20 14 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)

Serious question? The mother of Constantine, a forceful lady in her own right, who found the relics of the True Cross in Jerusalem. Usually referred to as Helena.


Also known for blowing her top when she got angry.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (zeRnp)

50 Volcanoes produce natural CO2, so it does not damage the environment.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (9HRiP)

51
Is that a bad thing?
Posted by: Eric Swalwell (D-CA) at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (Tc9wd)



You just KNOW he Dutch Oven'd Feng Feng.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

52 I got this!

https://youtu.be/ULEBSxP725w

Posted by: Eddie Van Halen at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (mZUr4)

53 Volcanoes are organic.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (KOlLu)

54 It is beautiful up until you are running and screaming in a futile attempt to escape the pyroclastic flow.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (9HRiP)

55 Constantine's mom. She supposedly found the True Cross and, I think, Christ's Tomb.
Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

I thought her name was Helena and and supposedly she was a barmaid way back then.

Posted by: dantesed at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (88xKn)

56 you say Bierstadt

I say gimme a beer

Stat!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (sJHOI)

57 Joe vs the Volcano 2: Volcano's Revenge

This time Joe doesn't get spit out by steam. Also, instead of Meg Ryan accompanying Tom Hanks, how about we have Hunter Biden accompany Joe Biden.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (Do5/p)

58 53 Volcanoes are organic.
Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (KOlLu)

That's funny because they are all inorganic reactions.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (UuD2k)

59 Doesn't look like that now. Don't piss off mother nature.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (pA4Ca)

60 Lovely

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (FcPY7)

61 >>> After a 6 pack of tacos and a chicken burrito supreme from Taco Bell.

Make sure it is gaseous before releasing.

Posted by: fluffy at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (UnQlg)

62 Volcanoes produce natural CO2, so it does not damage the environment.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:38 AM (9HRiP)



This just gave me a splitting headache.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

63 Sponge that's in millions, right?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (bHEHY)

64 Here is a hi res usgs image Pre 1980

https://tinyurl.com/jfmpxuw9

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (yrol0)

65 I like the softness in the colors of this painting.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (NpAcC)

66 I got this!

https://youtu.be/ULEBSxP725w

Posted by: Eddie Van Halen at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM

Hah! This was my second thought after Joe vs The Volcano.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (Do5/p)

67 Volcanoes are organic.
Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM


And occasionally orgasmic.

Posted by: The Science Guy at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (Tc9wd)

68 Is a Helen a woman who fusses at you for not wearing a mask while walking outside?

Posted by: Just Wondering at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (jYQlA)

69 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)


Just another bimbo eruption

Posted by: Hillary at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (mZUr4)

70 I wish I could take a day trip to see something like this -- instead of endless yellow-green flatness and jungle growth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (txdEq)

71 Long and Loud and Impossible to Ignore

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (yrol0)

72
Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St. Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who surveyed the area in the late 18th century.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (pNxlR)

73 I, too, have major eruptions.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (OTXUv)

74 I said I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where Imma gonna go
When the volcano blows

Posted by: I write songs good but have shitty politics at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (4I/2K)

75 Helena went searching for Christian sites and relics after Constantine converted to Christianity in 312. To her good fortune she found that nearly every shopkeeper on Jerusalem just happened to have the True Cross and the Crown of Thorns, and often at astoundingly competitive prices.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (VxC1e)

76 I thought her name was Helena and and supposedly she was a barmaid way back then.
Posted by: dantesed at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM


You might be thinking of Brandy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (Tc9wd)

77

Thank you Kris for bringing a little bit of thoughtful beauty into our world which is so full of bleakness.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (piyn0)

78 Did the MSH eruption last more than 4 hours?

Posted by: Bob Dole at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (mZUr4)

79
Still real, still spectacular.

Posted by: Teri Hatcher at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (dQvv7)

80 I'm often in a beer-state too.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (UHVv4)

81 The three sisters can be angry.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (pA4Ca)

82 Nice trees. Could use a cabin. Cabins are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (mZOHK)

83 Volcanoes are probably caused by global warming, don't cha know.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (NpAcC)

84 Nice, however why call it Mount St. Helens, Columbia River, Oregon when clearly, it isn't? Today this type of misrepresentation will get you canceled.

I guess "Mountain and Hillside" doesn't sell.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM (BFigT)

85 55 Constantine's mom. She supposedly found the True Cross and, I think, Christ's Tomb.
Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

I thought her name was Helena and and supposedly she was a barmaid way back then.
Posted by: dantesed at November 24, 2021 09:39 AM (88xKn)

Helen is the English version. I don't know about the barmaid thing, but when your son is the most powerful man in the world, you get to be whatever you want. I'm pretty sure Theodora, Justinian's wife, was a barmaid, and possibly a prostitute.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:44 AM (OyyDO)

86 The modern name, Mount St. Helens, was given to the volcanic peak in 1792 by seafarer and explorer Captain George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy. He named it in honor of fellow countryman Alleyne Fitzherbert, who held the title 'Baron St. Helens'. Fitzherbert at the time served as the British Ambassador to Spain. Vancouver also named three other volcanoes in the Cascades -- Mount Baker, Mount Hood, and Mount Rainier -- for British naval officers.

https://on.doi.gov/32zZpzf

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 09:44 AM (Do5/p)

87 Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St. Helens,

Well, you know what we have to do with that info, right?

Demand to rename it its original Indian name.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:44 AM (9HRiP)

88 This makes me hongry.

Posted by: Stacy Abrams at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (jYQlA)

89 Nice trees. Could use a cabin. Cabins are always nice.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 09:43 AM


* scribbles notes *

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (Tc9wd)

90 Theodora had some interesting stories told about her (cough)

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (mZOHK)

91 Got burned in an auto insurance settlement.

Pyroclastic Flo.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (w9Wax)

92 This is a Jen Psaki cauliflower emoji ?

......: Deplorables should enjoy their cauliflower and not complain about Tgiving turkey availability or price).

Posted by: Voter theater. at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (FCPbW)

93 There is a reliquary in Pittsburgh that supposedly has a piece of the cross.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (rlgm1)

94 Look real close you can see Harry Truman trout fishing in that little stream to the left.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 09:46 AM (0OP+5)

95 93 There is a reliquary in Pittsburgh that supposedly has a piece of the cross.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (rlgm1)

Rivers of fire? I doubt that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:46 AM (UuD2k)

96 I saw this painting while viewing an online art exhibit out of Portland, OR. It was to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the eruption. You can view it here. It's pretty good.

https://tinyurl.com/4dtducc5

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (OyyDO)

97 Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St. Helens,

Well, you know what we have to do with that info, right?

Demand to rename it its original Indian name.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:44 AM (9HRiP)


Naw....because the British in the quest to conquer the world wasn't American slavery, so its fine.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

98 Needs more light.
----------------------------
I can arrange that!

Posted by: S.M.O.D. at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (UHVv4)

99 Needs some skiers.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (NpAcC)

100 Is a Helen a woman who fusses at you for not wearing a mask while walking outside?
Posted by: Just Wondering at November 24, 2021 09:41 AM (jYQlA)


No. A Helen is an elderly lady at the grocery who will call you sweetie and tell you that she's survived cancer, a war, and raising four children so she's not wearing a stupid mask everywhere.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (sJHOI)

101 Theodora had some interesting stories told about her (cough)
=====

Live from the Floradora room?

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2021 09:47 AM (MIKMs)

102 There is a reliquary in Pittsburgh that supposedly has a piece of the cross.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE STEELERS' RECEIVERS OFTEN RUN CROSSING ROUTES.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at November 24, 2021 09:48 AM (Tc9wd)

103 Erin Esurance > Flo

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:48 AM (Zz0t1)

104 Vancouver also named three other volcanoes in the Cascades - Mount Baker, Mount Hood, and Mount Rainier - for British naval officers.


We name things that blow up real good!
- crew of the HMS Hood

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 09:48 AM (w9Wax)

105 Ridged for her pleasure.

Posted by: Beat Girl at November 24, 2021 09:48 AM (a1s18)

106 ITS GONNA BLOW!!!!

Hangable.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at November 24, 2021 09:48 AM (xZOYw)

107 Mt St Helens blew her top after she moved to Washington. It was the pressure.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (BPuaD)

108 64 Here is a hi res usgs image Pre 1980

https://tinyurl.com/jfmpxuw9

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:40 AM (yrol0)


Looks like it went KABOOM in 1980 about where it previously went KABOOM. Pro tip: Do not buy property or camp within 50 miles of that side of the volcano.

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (AMIL/)

109 Hope JJ Watt likes mobs at his house.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (rlgm1)

110 A beautiful description and analysis of the painting. I like the way Bierstadt contrasts the foreground, which is large but on a more human scale, with the distant but clearly huge mountain areas. The color shift from earth tones to the cool blues and whites marks another aspect of the size differences and distances.

Having never been west of the Mississippi River I only know the area through paintings and photos. Bierstadt may romanticize his images but, damn!, they are exciting.

Thanks for choosing this artist, Kris. It is always a pleasure to see his works. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: JTB at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

111 No. A Helen is an elderly lady at the grocery who will call you sweetie and tell you that she's survived cancer, a war, and raising four children so she's not wearing a stupid mask everywhere.

Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: Just Wondering at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (jYQlA)

112 Hope JJ Watt likes mobs at his house.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (rlgm1)



They won't.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

113 Wasn't there some old bastid who wouldn't come off the mountain before it blew?

I don't think he was ever found again.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (8m1jA)

114 No. A Helen is an elderly lady at the grocery who will call you sweetie and tell you that she's survived cancer, a war, and raising four children so she's not wearing a stupid mask everywhere.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 24, 2021


***
I wish I could find some Helens around here!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (txdEq)

115 And did you know that 'scientists' have carbon-dated lava from the last eruption to a mimllion-billion years ago. Dang those peoples is smart.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (0OP+5)

116 Listen mister we could use a gal like Mt. St. Helens again.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (KAi1n)

117 Constantine was a fine boy
Whose mother went searching for joy
In Judea she sought
Holy relics -- she ought
to have thought caveat empress[\i]--Oy!

Posted by: Helen of Oy! at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (6FeV1)

118 Hope JJ Watt likes mobs at his house.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (rlgm1)


They won't.....
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (Zz0t1)

I think there will be an attempt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (rlgm1)

119 Quick, hurl a virgin into the volcano, or we're all doomed!

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (gmo/4)

120 So, remember how they wouldn't shut down, or even clean, the NYC subway trains early when COVID came out?

Well, now Kaiser Wilhelm is demanding a clot shot mandate to ride the trains in NYC.

He is a real piece of sh*t isn't he?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (ESjRY)

121 90 Theodora had some interesting stories told about her (cough)
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 09:45 AM (mZOHK)

She was no wilting flower. She was a formidable queen. She called the emperor a pussy for wanting to flee during the Nika Riots and said she'd rather die than leave. There's a mosaic in Ravenna, Italy that shows her as an equal partner on the Roman throne.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (OyyDO)

122 Wasn't there some old bastid who wouldn't come off the mountain before it blew?

I don't think he was ever found again.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 09:50 AM (8m1jA)


The question arises, if this is true. Who gained a higher altitude, Christa McAuliffe or that guy?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

123 Why did Mt McKinley get the works?
Thats nobodys business but the Turks.
WHOA!
Denali! Denali!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (9HRiP)

124 [as he witnesses the Caldera erupt] I have goosebumps, people.

Posted by: Charlie Frost at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (4I/2K)

125 OT, was waiting for a Federal Express delivery yesterday; the website had it scheduled. Nothing. Today the website says they made a delivery attempt at 11:11 am yesterday. I know I was here.

There doesn't seem to be a way to tell them via the website to try again today. Is that their usual routine, to attempt delivery on the next business day?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (txdEq)

126 Bierstadt is great. Sometimes he sneaks the Matterhorn into Colorado mountains, if I'm remembering right.

Posted by: FollyHerself at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (M+GFs)

127 Wow I just found out both USB C port on my laptop can be used to charge. Also can be used to charge a phone.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (yrol0)

128 So, remember how they wouldn't shut down, or even clean, the NYC subway trains early when COVID came out?

Well, now Kaiser Wilhelm is demanding a clot shot mandate to ride the trains in NYC.

He is a real piece of sh*t isn't he?
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (ESjRY)



NYC votes for this. I feel no pity, or remorse or pain.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

129 No. A Helen is an elderly lady at the grocery who will call you sweetie and tell you that she's survived cancer, a war, and raising four children so she's not wearing a stupid mask everywhere.
=====

I truly wish there were more of them.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2021 09:53 AM (MIKMs)

130 I think Reliquary In Pittsburgh used to tour with Up With People.

Posted by: If I Recall Correctly at November 24, 2021 09:53 AM (jYQlA)

131 Quick, hurl a virgin into the volcano, or we're all doomed!
Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021


** Looks high and low for a virgin **

Welp, I guess we're doomed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:53 AM (txdEq)

132 Loowit is native name.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (yrol0)

133 But I was told global warming had killed the Great Barrier Reef irreparably!!!

Great Barrier Reef is spawning as the natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (UHVv4)

134 OT, was waiting for a Federal Express delivery yesterday; the website had it scheduled. Nothing. Today the website says they made a delivery attempt at 11:11 am yesterday. I know I was here.

Feh. A few day's delay in getting your treadmill isn't going to kill you.

Posted by: Jen Pskanki at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (VxC1e)

135 Quick, hurl a virgin into the volcano, or we're all doomed!

Wait wait, I need to take notes here. Do we need male or female...human or beagle?

Posted by: Tony Fauci at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (ESjRY)

136 There doesn't seem to be a way to tell them via the website to try again today. Is that their usual routine, to attempt delivery on the next business day?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (txdEq)

This is another veiled attempt at controlling your life. They're sending a wet team. Get out of the house now!

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

137 110 A beautiful description and analysis of the painting. I like the way Bierstadt contrasts the foreground, which is large but on a more human scale, with the distant but clearly huge mountain areas. The color shift from earth tones to the cool blues and whites marks another aspect of the size differences and distances.

Having never been west of the Mississippi River I only know the area through paintings and photos. Bierstadt may romanticize his images but, damn!, they are exciting.

Thanks for choosing this artist, Kris. It is always a pleasure to see his works. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: JTB at November 24, 2021 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

You too! The first thing that came to mind when I saw the Rockies for the first time was: "Huh. They really are purple." LOL. I am not making that up.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM (OyyDO)

138 It was a very weird time in WA when she blew. Facing the inevitable, but not knowing when it would happen.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM (pA4Ca)

139 FedEx was the bane of my existence in my last job. About $10,000 in parts sucked into the vortex.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM (cKllL)

140 But I was told global warming had killed the Great Barrier Reef irreparably!!!

As an experienced 29 year old I'm amazed how many of the predictions of doom from the enviro-left are always consistently 12 years away.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM (ESjRY)

141 There doesn't seem to be a way to tell them via the website to try again today. Is that their usual routine, to attempt delivery on the next business day blow off trying to deliver and lying about it?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Fixed, but I think you figured that out already.

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (OUMaO)

142 Wait wait, I need to take notes here. Do we need male or female...human or beagle?

Posted by: Tony Fauci at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (ESjRY)


I don't know. My manual just says, "virgin".

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

143 Thank you for the commentary, Kris.

Bierstadt time-travelled back to the time before the big blow that was before the most recent big blow. That's when Mt St Helens looked like that.

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (Rbu5d)

144 Theodora had some interesting stories told about her (cough)

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more, say no more.

Posted by: Theodoric of York at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (jYQlA)

145 I would imagine that Christian relics that you can find in Pittsburgh are pretty much all third tier items.

A mayonnaise jar from the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

Luke's hat that St. Paul once sat on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (VxC1e)

146 Kris,
Thanks so much for this. I always learn so much from these threads. They are changing how I look at and appreciate art. Can you recommend a starter's art history/art theory online course so I can learn how to art like you?

Posted by: Filly at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (boUXg)

147 142 Wait wait, I need to take notes here. Do we need male or female...human or beagle?

Posted by: Tony Fauci at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (ESjRY)


I don't know. My manual just says, "virgin".
Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

Why don't we try virgin olive oil?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (z5Vrg)

148 Aaah! First cup of coffee this morning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (P3gRi)

149 Move it or Loowit, whitey!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 09:58 AM (UHVv4)

150 The Grand Canyon was full to the brim before global warming. The indians told tales of the great inland sea and mighty river that flowed until the white man came with his SUVs.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:58 AM (9HRiP)

151 Helena went searching for Christian sites and relics after Constantine converted to Christianity in 312. To her good fortune she found that nearly every shopkeeper on Jerusalem just happened to have the True Cross and the Crown of Thorns, and often at astoundingly competitive prices.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at November 24, 2021 09:42 AM (VxC1e)

For you pretty lady, I make a very good price on this genuine True Cross.

Posted by: Souk Trader at November 24, 2021 09:58 AM (4I/2K)

152 Naked Dude no fuck given over volcano!

https://tinyurl.com/yfewhb6f

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (yrol0)

153 Great Barrier Reef is spawning as the natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 09:54 AM (UHVv4)

Corals are made from calcium carbonate. The carbonate part literally comes from CO2. None of that ocean acidification stuff made a lick of sense.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (Y5qcH)

154 This is a good example of Bierstadt's style--a beautiful view of a majestic, idealized, but not necessarily realistic, landscape. Mount Saint Helens did not look like this; its shape was more rounded and dome-like. Instead, Bierstadt is sacrificing reality for the sake of beauty.

I love Bierstadt's work, but this one really needs an Eye of Sauron to complete it.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (ZsR3z)

155 The first thing that came to mind when I saw the Rockies for the first time was: "Huh. They really are purple." LOL. I am not making that up.
Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021


***
The Sandia Mountains to the east of Albuquerque appear a kind of dark gray at a distance, then tan and brown when you're close up. One afternoon in October I was driving south along the face, right at sunset. The light lit the west face and turned it a coppery red for a few moments until the clouds that day covered the sun again. It looked like a view into Hell.

No wonder the Spanish called the range "Sandia" -- which means "watermelon." It was almost that pinkish color!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (txdEq)

156 Well, now Kaiser Wilhelm is demanding a clot shot mandate to ride the trains in NYC. He is a real piece of sh*t isn't he?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM

All part of the plan. First clot shot mandates for government workers, then hospital workers, then police, then private business workers, then to go to concerts, then to go to places like Disney World (which I think they just got rid of the mandate there), now to ride subways. Next for... ?

They are slowly and surely expanding the mandates everywhere for everything. They are not doing it all at once like they did in Australia and New Zealand. They are allowing the American people to slowly boil to death in the pot, not realizing the end result desired for America is the same as what is going on all at once in other countries.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (Do5/p)

157 Hold on - the NIH is going to start killing virgins?


[turns to other antifa members] Hey fellow persons of indeterminate sex...we need to talk...fast.

Posted by: Some Antifa Member at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (ESjRY)

158 You can tell it is a true cross the way Jesus' second hand sweeps smoothly.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (9HRiP)

159 Nice piece of ash

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (us2H3)

160 Why don't we try virgin olive oil?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (z5Vrg)

About that...

Posted by: Bluto at November 24, 2021 09:59 AM (6FeV1)

161 Willowed: in regards to rob reiner,
Meatwad > Meathead

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:00 AM (KAi1n)

162 She was no wilting flower. She was a formidable queen. She called the emperor a pussy for wanting to flee during the Nika Riots and said she'd rather die than leave. There's a mosaic in Ravenna, Italy that shows her as an equal partner on the Roman throne.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:51 AM (OyyDO)


Wilting flower, for sure not. The grand misogynist tradition of the ancients needs to be born in mind, but Procopius: On the field of pleasure she was never defeated. Often she would go picnicking with ten young men or more, in the flower of their strength and virility, and dallied with them all, the whole night through. When they wearied of the sport, she would approach their servants, perhaps thirty in number, and fight a duel with each of these; and even thus found no allayment of her craving. Once, visiting the house of an illustrious gentleman, they say she mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her wantonness. And though she flung wide three gates to the ambassadors of Cupid, she lamented that nature had not similarly unlocked the straits of her bosom,...

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:00 AM (mZOHK)

163 I don't know. My manual just says, "virgin".
Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

Use a virgin sturgeon. They need no urgin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:00 AM (P3gRi)

164 Wolfus, I hope you do get a road trip that includes a volcano sighting.
I remember the first one I saw, I had to pull over and admire it.

Posted by: casual observer 1124 at November 24, 2021 10:00 AM (jTmQV)

165 The Grand Canyon was full to the brim before global warming. The indians told tales of the great inland sea and mighty river that flowed until the white man came with his SUVs.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 09:58 AM (9HRiP)

Thus the spawning grounds of the prairie crab, sacred totem of my people, was destroyed.

Liz Warren

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (gmo/4)

166 14 Who was St Helen?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at November 24, 2021 09:32 AM (IIAOb)

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Helen

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (Rbu5d)

167 Kris,
Thanks so much for this. I always learn so much from these threads. They are changing how I look at and appreciate art. Can you recommend a starter's art history/art theory online course so I can learn how to art like you?

Posted by: Filly at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (boUXg)

I give private lessons...reasonable, too.

Posted by: BignJames at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (AwYPR)

168
Amazon blows off deliveries sometimes, too. You gotta figure vehicles break down, accidents happen, drivers get sick, etc.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (dQvv7)

169 Is that their usual routine, to attempt delivery on the next business day?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 09:52 AM (txdEq)

Yes. Their app might allow you more control over the delivery. I use it and the UPS app, and they are pretty good.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (Q9lwr)

170 Now that I think about it, the winters after Mt St Kamala blew were pretty brutal in the Midwest

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (cKllL)

171 There doesn't seem to be a way to tell them via the website to try again today. Is that their usual routine, to blow off trying to deliver and lying about it?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
Fixed, but I think you figured that out already.
Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at November 24, 2021


***
It's conceivable that they missed me when I was out at the men's room. But why don't they leave a note, or attempt delivery at another open office?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (txdEq)

172 If you hadn't told us it was a painting of St. Helens I'd have guessed it was supposed to be Mt. Hood

Posted by: Spearwolf at November 24, 2021 10:01 AM (BJMJe)

173 All part of the plan.

It is amazing of course, even parts of the FNM are admitting the clot shots do nothing to stop transmission of Wu Flu...and yet of course we've still get the entire D party with their GOPe assistants pushing clot shot mandates.

"Mandates work" they say. But...at what is the question because every data point shows getting the population to take the jabs isn't stopping wu flu "cases"

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (ESjRY)

174
The Grand Canyon was full to the brim before global warming. The indians told tales of the great inland sea and mighty river that flowed until the white man came with his SUVs.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


It froze over in the winter, too. The hockey matchup there between the Navajo and the Utes in 837 remains the stuff of legends today.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (pNxlR)

175
You too! The first thing that came to mind when I saw the Rockies for the first time was: "Huh. They really are purple." LOL. I am not making that up.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM
Me too. Raise on the east coast I thought I'd seen some mountains but when I first saw the Rockies it was whoa. I was driving so the whoa turned into WHOA! the closer I got.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (0OP+5)

176 23 So, how long do I have to idle my car to equal the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere that St. Helens let forth upon its eruption?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 09:33 AM (3EWns)

Prolly had to start some time before Israel escaped Egypt...

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (Rbu5d)

177 Is that their usual routine, to attempt delivery on the next business day?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021
*
Yes. Their app might allow you more control over the delivery. I use it and the UPS app, and they are pretty good.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021


***
I hope they try again this morning. I'm leaving the office for the holiday at 11:30, or a little earlier if I can manage it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (txdEq)

178 #162 Sounds like crap because it sounds like the I, CLAVDIVS Augustus' daughter character [IIRC] taking on Rome's most-prolific prostitute in a head-to-head battle -- the Thrilla in da Villa!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)

179 Prolly had to start some time before Israel escaped Egypt...

WE WANT OUR GOLD BACK!

Uh...but...uh...of course their is no evidence the Jews were in Palestine before the Arabs were.

Posted by: Egypt at November 24, 2021 10:04 AM (ESjRY)

180 146 Kris,
Thanks so much for this. I always learn so much from these threads. They are changing how I look at and appreciate art. Can you recommend a starter's art history/art theory online course so I can learn how to art like you?
Posted by: Filly at November 24, 2021 09:57 AM (boUXg)

I've only seen a few Sister Wendy episodes but those seemed decent. If you don't mind a lot of historical background, Simon Shama's Power of Art is excellent. But really, I'd get a textbook. I like Gardner's Art Through the Ages. It's an art history book, but it has an introduction about how to look at art. Get it used tho. They're really expensive new.

Really tho, I'd argue everyone who can see already knows how to look at art. It's instinct. But they either feel intimidated or shy, or just don't know the vocabulary and don't know how to express what they see.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

181 NYC votes for this. I feel no pity, or remorse or pain.

Your eyes? Like a doll's eyes?

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 10:04 AM (ZsR3z)

182
Scroll bar on Newsmax says Biden was not given a Cognitive Ability test. D'uh. Why give the test when you already know the answer?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 10:05 AM (dQvv7)

183 . . . Procopius: On the field of pleasure she was never defeated. Often she would go picnicking with ten young men or more, in the flower of their strength and virility, and dallied with them all, the whole night through. When they wearied of the sport, she would approach their servants, perhaps thirty in number, and fight a duel with each of these; and even thus found no allayment of her craving. Once, visiting the house of an illustrious gentleman, they say she mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her wantonness. And though she flung wide three gates to the ambassadors of Cupid, she lamented that nature had not similarly unlocked the straits of her bosom,...

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021


***
"Nympho."

Posted by: All the Guys at the Pool Hall at November 24, 2021 10:05 AM (txdEq)

184 Scroll bar on Newsmax says Biden was not given a Cognitive Ability test. D'uh. Why give the test when you already know the answer?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 10:05 AM (dQvv7)

But the good news was that the doctor found Joe's head during the colonoscopy.

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 10:06 AM (gmo/4)

185 178 #162 Sounds like crap because it sounds like the I, CLAVDIVS Augustus' daughter character [IIRC] taking on Rome's most-prolific prostitute in a head-to-head battle -- the Thrilla in da Villa!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 10:03 AM (UHVv4)


Some of it is probably crap. But to me its a case of "This is vicious gossip" vs "Where there is smoke there is fire".

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:06 AM (mZOHK)

186 I always enjoyed Bierstadt's paintings. Like several others from the Hudson River School (namely Gifford, Herzog, Duncanson, et al) their ability to bring landscapes to life is so pleasing you can look at the painting numerous times and always take away something different.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 10:06 AM (dhhKu)

187 . . . And though she flung wide three gates to the ambassadors of Cupid, she lamented that nature had not similarly unlocked the straits of her bosom,...

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021


***
Three gates . . .?

Oh.

Posted by: All the Guys at the Pool Hall at November 24, 2021 10:06 AM (txdEq)

188 It is amazing of course, even parts of the FNM are admitting the clot shots do nothing to stop transmission of Wu Flu...and yet of course we've still get the entire D party with their GOPe assistants pushing clot shot mandates.

"Mandates work" they say. But... at what is the question because every data point shows getting the population to take the jabs isn't stopping wu flu "cases"


Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM

What is annoying is that they push the vax "because the delta variant is spreading!" Um, all the vaxxes were designed only for the original variant of SARS-CoV-2. None of them were designed for any variants. This is like mandating people get a flu shot in 2021 which was designed for the flu spreading in 2018.

This is basic logic. Yet, I have seen no one - not even someone like Tucker Carlson - call this out. Also, I speculate that the Plandemic people know the vax doesn't work, want the spread to continue, so they can keep the Plandemic going.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (Do5/p)

189 Jimmy Buffet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5NQOgm91pw

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (fMhOl)

190 it's almost like the J6 commitee was set up as a news feed for CNN/MSNBC

they think it's good cover for the dims but their asses are hanging out of the foxhole

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (us2H3)

191 Really tho, I'd argue everyone who can see already knows how to look at art. It's instinct. But they either feel intimidated or shy, or just don't know the vocabulary and don't know how to express what they see.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:04 AM (OyyDO)


Well, honestly, it isn't hard. Are there trees? Y/N. voila.
Plus cabins are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (mZOHK)

192 Three gates . . .?

Oh.

Posted by: All the Guys at the Pool Hall at November 24, 2021 10:06 AM (txdEq)


yeah.....

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:08 AM (mZOHK)

193 Topline number my cognitive ability is the best of any modern president. End quote.

-FJB.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 10:08 AM (9HRiP)

194 Jimmy Buffet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5NQOgm91pw

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (fMhOl)



Fuck him. He took part in one of the most embarrassing moments in American political history.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

195
*She mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her wantonness*

Dear Penthouse Forum...

Posted by: Just Because at November 24, 2021 10:09 AM (jYQlA)

196 Well, honestly, it isn't hard. Are there trees? Y/N. voila.
Plus cabins are always nice.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (mZOHK)

Well, there are cabins in that picture. You just can't see them, because of the trees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (P3gRi)

197
Scroll bar on Newsmax says Biden was not given a Cognitive Ability test. D'uh. Why give the test when you already know the answer?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus


Coward. Dumb sumbitch knows that we'd beat him by a country mile!

-- fields of rotting rutabagas

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (pNxlR)

198 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021

so it looks like the Penthouse Letter format was not an original idea

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (DJFLF)

199 Smithsonian channel running woke leaning story of Thanksgiving called Behind the Holiday.

Continued overt attempt by the Left to create hate of America.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (wp7uW)

200
Well, there are cabins in that picture. You just can't see them, because of the trees.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (P3gRi)



I can't see the forest because of all those damn trees!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

201 *She mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her wantonness*

Needs more flute!

Posted by: Alyson Hannigan at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (ESjRY)

202 *She mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her Klimt*

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (4I/2K)

203 195 said it first

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (DJFLF)

204 *She mounted the projecting corner of her dining couch, pulled up the front of her dress, without a blush, and thus carelessly showed her wantonness*

Dear Penthouse Forum...
Posted by: Just Because at November 24, 2021


***
Or, as it was then:

PENTHOVSE FORVM

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (txdEq)

205 Well, there are cabins in that picture. You just can't see them, because of the trees.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:10 AM (P3gRi)


There are of course subtleties of art that require some education to appreciate.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (mZOHK)

206 190 it's almost like the J6 commitee was set up as a news feed for CNN/MSNBC

they think it's good cover for the dims but their asses are hanging out of the foxhole
Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (us2H3)

Some of their subpoenas are more fake than the PDT Dossier.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (yrol0)

207 mmm wantonness

Brb

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at November 24, 2021 10:11 AM (I8a+V)

208 121...She was no wilting flower. She was a formidable queen.

Truth.
She undertook the trip to the Holy Land in her 70's.

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (Rbu5d)

209 We tried to test FJBs IQ, but he scored perfect on the test. Nobody has ever done that, scientists are not sure what number to assign.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (9HRiP)

210 they think it's good cover for the dims but their asses are hanging out of the foxhole

This analogy is new to me, and now stolen.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (ZsR3z)

211 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (DJFLF)

212 Wonton soup, anyone?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (4I/2K)

213 When i used to work in FiDi (financial district, montgomery street), i walked home a few times. Took exactly 1 hour. The 3 blocks of hill near home utterly sucked, but i usually walked them anyway. If SF goes clotshot to ride MUNI, won't cause me to get it. Besides, SF badly needs the fares. Walking in winter here is NBD, unless it rains, which is not frequent.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (KAi1n)

214 Wanna see my wantoness?

Posted by: Stacy Abrams at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (jYQlA)

215 Any techies here know how to get Apple (or Apple +) TV streaming?
I have a Samsung "smart" TV that has browser capabilities, but it's a shitty interface.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (7Fj9P)

216 Bierstadt is sacrificing reality for the sake of beauty.

--------

"Fake but accurate! This is what we artists in the media do, gaslighting you with our beauty 24/7 ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (NdPEm)

217 "then her dad had her killed."

Isn't that the way of things?

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (B0mGw)

218 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.


Probably Joseph of Kennedy.

Posted by: pep at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (ZsR3z)

219 Messalina

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (DJFLF)

220 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021


***
Julia, daughter of Augustus. I think he had her exiled to what amounted to a desert island. No doubt she didn't live terribly long after that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (txdEq)

221 Fascinating commentary, Kris. Especially with the personal angle.

Posted by: KT at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (0ghg2)

222 > it's almost like the J6 commitee was set up as a news feed for CNN/MSNBC

The committee was first and foremost setup by Pelosi to advance the Deep State narrative of what went down on 1/6. Period. Full stop.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (BFigT)

223 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (DJFLF)

I just had mine lobotomized and institutionalized.

Posted by: Joe P. Kennedy, Sr. at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (4I/2K)

224 211 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (DJFLF)


Julia (Augustus' kid?)

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (mZOHK)

225 Frederich > Bierstadt

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:15 AM (wp7uW)

226 no I remembered at 219

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:15 AM (DJFLF)

227 When i used to work in FiDi (financial district, montgomery street), i walked home a few times. Took exactly 1 hour. The 3 blocks of hill near home utterly sucked, but i usually walked them anyway. If SF goes clotshot to ride MUNI, won't cause me to get it. Besides, SF badly needs the fares. Walking in winter here is NBD, unless it rains, which is not frequent.
Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (KAi1n)

Can't you ride the little cable car, that goes half-way to the stars?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:15 AM (P3gRi)

228 211 there was another imperial Roman daughter, can't recall her name, but quite a few tall tales sprung up around her antics too

then her dad had her killed.
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:12 AM (DJFLF)

Augustus. His daughter, Julia. Don't think he had her killed, just exiled.

Claudius' wife, Messalina. Let's say she liked the competitive aspects of playing around.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:15 AM (csEWM)

229 I just had mine lobotomized and institutionalized.

Posted by: Joe P. Kennedy, Sr. at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (4I/2K0[/]

Wouldn't want to give the family a bad name.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (mZOHK)

230 219 Messalina
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (DJFLF)

Wasn't Messalina executed by Claudius for conspiring with her lover to murder him?

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

231 What is annoying is that they push the vax "because the delta variant is spreading!" Um, all the vaxxes were designed only for the original variant of SARS-CoV-2. None of them were designed for any variants. This is like mandating people get a flu shot in 2021 which was designed for the flu spreading in 2018.

This is basic logic. Yet, I have seen no one - not even someone like Tucker Carlson - call this out. Also, I speculate that the Plandemic people know the vax doesn't work, want the spread to continue, so they can keep the Plandemic going.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM (Do5/p)


If you think the COVID BS is bad now, just wait a couple of months. I fear we will get still more insanely irrational fear-peddling and personal restrictions during the upcoming flu season. /sigh/

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (AMIL/)

232 It was Claudius' wife.

I tell Fractured Imperial Roman Fairy Tales

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (DJFLF)

233 close tags

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (mZOHK)

234 I love 'double time, harch!'

Posted by: Empress Nympho at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (4I/2K)

235 225 Frederich > Bierstadt
Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:15 AM (wp7uW)

Seconded, and it isn't even close.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

236 Love the art analysis.


Sheryl Akkisson reports the Govt is lying again, claiming that aspirin, which has been around since the 1800s, was "developed" using fetal cells.

https://tinyurl.com/cm8nkax4

(apologies if JJ covered this in the am post)

Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (Ed8Zd)

237 Nice.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (DiVy8)

238 Hmm.

Turkish President hosting Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince as Turkey and the UAE seek to repair ties.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 10:17 AM (UHVv4)

239 When i used to work in FiDi (financial district, montgomery street), i walked home a few times. Took exactly 1 hour. The 3 blocks of hill near home utterly sucked, but i usually walked them anyway.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (KAi1n)

In a previous life I was a carpenter, and we were doing a renovation near the top of Jones st.

Parking sucked, so I would usually park a few blocks down the hill, and that ALWAYS sucked...that fucker is steep!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 10:17 AM (Q9lwr)

240 Since this is the ARt Thread...

"Death of Messalina"

https://tinyurl.com/4rt7fdwt

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:17 AM (DJFLF)

241 "I fear we will get still more insanely irrational fear-peddling and personal restrictions during the upcoming flu season."

The fear is spread by word of mouth. It is effective because they get us obsessing over it.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:17 AM (B0mGw)

242 Can't you ride the little cable car, that goes half-way to the stars?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

If it's operating, goes to a different part of town. In almost 30 years here, i've ridden it twice.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (KAi1n)

243 214 Wanna see my wantoness?

Posted by: Stacy Abrams at November 24, 2021 10:13 AM (jYQlA)

--------

"For you girl?
There's just not enough wontons in the world ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (NdPEm)

244 Wasn't Messalina executed by Claudius for conspiring with her lover to murder him?
Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

Not so much conspiracy (although that was probably the motive) she MARRIED the dude- in a full ceremony- while Claudius was out of the city, in a BIG ceremony. While she was still married to Claudius.

They were, shall we say, not smart.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (csEWM)

245 Messalina
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021


***
Emperor Claudius's second (?) wife. She was quite a bit younger than he, and of course he had his stammer and limp, so it wasn't much of a match for her. But he was nuts about her until he found out what a slut she was.

Claudius was lousy at picking wives. His last wife, his niece (!) Agrippina the Younger, probably bumped him off via poison (after killing Claudius's son with Messalina) so *her* son could become emperor.

His name? Nero.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (txdEq)

246 Seconded, and it isn't even close.
Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

So you're giving us second-best? Harrumph!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (P3gRi)

247 @236 lolol

aspirin comes from willow tree bark

but it doesn't matter, because in addition to being literally possessed by demonic spirits, half the population is dumb as dirt.

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (DJFLF)

248 Sheryl Akkisson reports the Govt is lying again, claiming that aspirin, which has been around since the 1800s, was "developed" using fetal cells.

https://tinyurl.com/cm8nkax4

(apologies if JJ covered this in the am post)
Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (Ed8Zd)

It came from the bark of the willow tree.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (Y5qcH)

249 If you think the COVID BS is bad now, just wait a couple of months. I fear we will get still more insanely irrational fear-peddling and personal restrictions during the upcoming flu season. /sigh/
Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM (AMIL/)

__

It will be in blue city shitholes. So a big meh from me. Covid is over for me.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (OalnH)

250 Mmm. Pork wantons.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (UHVv4)

251 "Wanna see my wantoness?"

C'mon, now. I'm eating Thanksgiving dinner in two days.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (B0mGw)

252 This is basic logic. Yet, I have seen no one - not even someone like Tucker Carlson - call this out. Also, I speculate that the Plandemic people know the vax doesn't work, want the spread to continue, so they can keep the Plandemic going.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:07 AM

It is also maddeningly illogical to say we need to "follow the science" for the vax... except in the case where people have religious reasons to reject the vax.

It aggravates me to no end that I have to bullshit my way through a "religious exemption request" when I am fully capable of providing them numerous reasons based on facts and logic that I am rejecting the vax. They refuse to allow exemptions for people with natural immunity, refuse to allow them for people who got COVID and recovered and have superior immunity now than the vax "immunity", refuse to allow them for people who can test to show they have antibodies. But if I tell them my religion prevents me from getting the vax, *that* they're accepting. So fucking stupid.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (Do5/p)

253 The mountain was angry that ay my friends

Posted by: 496 at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (rtqtT)

254 236 lolol

aspirin comes from willow tree bark

but it doesn't matter, because in addition to being literally possessed by demonic spirits, half the population is dumb as dirt.
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:18 AM (DJFLF)

Uh ever heard of tree fetal cells?

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (wp7uW)

255 These tall tales told of historic female figures can have serious consequences, case in point:

Marie Antoinette

one of the ways the reds fired up the populace against her was to claim she was the 18th century French version of Messalina

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (DJFLF)

256 Shane
@shaneferro
The carceral liberals are ALL OVER the Waukesha guy's record like if only there was juuuuust a little more jail in his past he wouldn't have killed a bunch of people with a car and I just can't.
. . . .
What if instead of asking whether a tiny bit more jail would have fixed this person we ask whether fewer cars (SUVs) in America would lead to fewer people killed
. . . .
I'm sorry but the policy key to keeping parades safe from cars is not jacking up bail it is pedestrian safety and lower societal reliance on climate destroying death machines

-
We could all ride around on unicorns and life would be perfect.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (FVME7)

257 Uh ever heard of tree fetal cells?
Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM (wp7uW)

Yeah, their called seeds or nuts.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (Y5qcH)

258 Since this is the ARt Thread...

"Death of Messalina"

https://tinyurl.com/4rt7fdwt
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021


***
The toga-clad guy to the right, supervising the execution, looks a lot like Lawrence Montaigne, the actor who played "Stonn" in "Amok Time" on Trek.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (txdEq)

259 One thing to note, ace was not wrong about Italian's fascination with tales of wanton women and evil stepmothers/temptresses back during that one trial. The fascination goes all the way back to Rome.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (csEWM)

260 "Mandates work" they say. But...at what is the question because every data point shows getting the population to take the jabs isn't stopping wu flu "cases"
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:02 AM (ESjRY)

Once you realize they're not referring to stopping coof, but advancing their communist aspirations, it makes sense.

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (Rbu5d)

261 180 many thanks Kris! Appreciate the suggestions. Happy Thanksgiving and please keep putting us some knowledge.

Posted by: Filly at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (boUXg)

262 "What if instead of asking whether a tiny bit more jail would have fixed this person we ask whether fewer cars (SUVs) in America would lead to fewer people killed"

I'll bet if we eliminated journalists, we'd have fewer deaths. And I mean eliminated with extreme bias. Publicly. As enemies of the people.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (B0mGw)

263 We could all ride around on unicorns and life would be perfect.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (FVME7)

Unicorns only let virgins ride them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (Y5qcH)

264 It is also maddeningly illogical to say we need to "follow the science" for the vax... except in the case where people have religious reasons to reject the vax.

___

Or illegals.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (OalnH)

265 Parking sucked, so I would usually park a few blocks down the hill, and that ALWAYS sucked...that fucker is steep!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Some people don't take my "hills > rioters" comments seriously. Our hills are not the gentle, rolling/strolling type. They are serious deterrents. Try chanting anything after a couple blocks of them. Good. Pant pant pant. Luck.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (KAi1n)

266 But if I tell them my religion prevents me from getting the vax, *that* they're accepting. So fucking stupid.

It's a battle of the Gods. Their religion is the Covide Cult, and if you can make a claim that your magic is stronger, you get to keep your job.

#Science!

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

267 One thing to note, ace was not wrong about Italian's fascination with tales of wanton women and evil stepmothers/temptresses back during that one trial. The fascination goes all the way back to Rome.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (csEWM)

All roads lead to Rome, as the kids say nowadays.

Posted by: Pliny the Elder at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (4I/2K)

268 If you look closely, at about 8 o'clock, you'll see the tip of a M2010 enhanced sniper rifle peaking out of the long grass.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (DiVy8)

269 180 ... "Really tho, I'd argue everyone who can see already knows how to look at art. It's instinct. But they either feel intimidated or shy, or just don't know the vocabulary and don't know how to express what they see."

It is instinct but some explanation (such as you provide) and maybe practice can improve the viewer's appreciation. One of the huge benefits for me when I did photography as a serious hobby was learning to see the way patterns appear and how direction can suggest movement, among many other factors. It was all there to be seen before but wasn't always noticed. My attempts, poor as they are, at drawing have still improved my appreciation of what makes a painting or sketch appealing.

Posted by: JTB at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (7EjX1)

270 Grand Teton means Great Tit.

I wonder if the Interior Department will change the name.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (j40lz)

271 256 Shane
@shaneferro
The carceral liberals are ALL OVER the Waukesha guy's record like if only there was juuuuust a little more jail in his past he wouldn't have killed a bunch of people with a car and I just can't.
. . . .
What if instead of asking whether a tiny bit more jail would have fixed this person we ask whether fewer cars (SUVs) in America would lead to fewer people killed
. . . .
I'm sorry but the policy key to keeping parades safe from cars is not jacking up bail it is pedestrian safety and lower societal reliance on climate destroying death machines

-
We could all ride around on unicorns and life would be perfect.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (FVME7)

And the memory-holing of Waukesha begins. Only one mention of Waukesha on the CNN website, and it's below the fold, as it were. You practically need to do a Cntl-F to find it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (mdjgu)

272 Beer ~ CItttty !!!
/Paul Lynde

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (1t5dY)

273 I'll bet if we eliminated journalists, we'd have fewer deaths. And I mean eliminated with extreme bias. Publicly. As enemies of the people.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021


***
Pop Joy Reid into that "Death of Messalina" painting. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (txdEq)

274 You shoud stand on the shoulders of giants not between the fungi toes.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (tPUfk)

275 aspirin comes from willow tree bark


no wonder woodpeckers never get headaches !!

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (us2H3)

276 If you think the COVID BS is bad now, just wait a couple of months. I fear we will get still more insanely irrational fear-peddling and personal restrictions during the upcoming flu season. /sigh/

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM

Yeah, no kidding. That's another crime against logic that aggravates me to no end.

On the one hand, they say "flu is gone! COVID killed it!" Yet the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services has non-stop commercials out saying "in the era of COVID, getting your flu shot is more important than ever!"

Um, what? It gives me a fucking migraine. And because this illogical bullshit is coming directly from "health" departments and doctors and nurses, I utterly fucking despise the entire industry. I'm never trusting these assholes again on anything.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (Do5/p)

277 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM (txdEq)

I like this version of the event the best. Very dramatic

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (DJFLF)

278 Sheryl Akkisson reports the Govt is lying again, claiming that aspirin, which has been around since the 1800s, was "developed" using fetal cells.

Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:16


That's so laughable. Did you see Tylenol Cold & Flue (sic) and Prilosec OTC. [sic] on the same list?

Top People in our government. Don't know the difference between a chimney flue and the flu that makes people sad.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (dQvv7)

279 Quick, throw a virgin daiquiri into the volcano! No one likes that shit anyway!

Posted by: Freshman Kollage Student at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (ukNFU)

280 Btw, the painting is beautiful Kris.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:23 AM (csEWM)

281 Sheryl Akkisson reports the Govt is lying again, claiming that aspirin, which has been around since the 1800s, was "developed" using fetal cells.


The argument seems to be that later those drugs were tested for various reasons with fetal lines which is...a stupid argument.

If Tony Fauci decided to test the affect of iron on orphans by stabbing them with a knife would that mean people opposed to orphan stabbing should forgo iron supplements?

But...all this sh*t is based on lies anyway. They want you to get the clot shot, badly, for a reason not related to COVID...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:24 AM (ESjRY)

282 Well.

No she-crabs again (but I'm on the List).

So no She Crab Soup tomorrow.

But Pompano en Papillote (fish in a bag) because turkey been done and done.

Posted by: Chef Miklos, who hasn't done this in a while at November 24, 2021 10:24 AM (QzkSJ)

283 But if I tell them my religion prevents me from getting the vax, *that* they're accepting. So fucking stupid.

It's a battle of the Gods. Their religion is the Covide Cult, and if you can make a claim that your magic is stronger, you get to keep your job.

#Science!
Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

I've got this. (again)

Posted by: Prophet Elijah, 1 Kings, 18 at November 24, 2021 10:24 AM (4I/2K)

284 The committee was first and foremost setup by Pelosi to advance the Deep State narrative of what went down on 1/6. Period. Full stop.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 10:14 AM (BFigT)

-------

And just as the Mueller "investigation" was a cover up of Clinton and other Deep State treasonous and other crimes, the primary objective of this 1/6 "investigation" BS is the cover up for Pelosi's "failure" (or intentional Reichstag fire set-up) to secure the Capitol despite numerous requests from others to do so.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (NdPEm)

285 "They want you to get the clot shot, badly, for a reason not related to COVID..."

Reasons:

$$$$$$$

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (B0mGw)

286 How well / how much a person takes in visual information from a piece of art can vary just like any other variances of senses among the population.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (wp7uW)

287 Aspirin was willowed by the government?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (w9Wax)

288 Some people don't take my "hills > rioters" comments seriously. Our hills are not the gentle, rolling/strolling type. They are serious deterrents. Try chanting anything after a couple blocks of them. Good. Pant pant pant. Luck.
Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021


***
There were some steep-ish hills in the older part of Golden, CO, near the Coors brewery. It amazed me that I, the expatriate flatlander, was the only one who parked his car on a slope with the wheels turned into the curb when the car was aimed downhill, and away from the curb when aimed uphill. Locals apparently trusted their transmissions or parking brakes (if they even used those).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (txdEq)

289 Oh, and I think the safer argument is just to claim the Clot Shot is the Mark of the Beast.

And to be honest it is the strongest candidate for such since the Book of Revelation was written.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:26 AM (ESjRY)

290 We could all ride around on unicorns and life would be perfect.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Who would clean the streets of the mounds of Skittles?

Posted by: Wide Eyed Miklos at November 24, 2021 10:26 AM (QzkSJ)

291 "And to be honest it is the strongest candidate for such since the Book of Revelation was written."

I think it's groundwork for the mark of the beast. I don't think we're there yet, though.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:26 AM (B0mGw)

292 Don't eat the figs.

Posted by: zombie Livia at November 24, 2021 10:26 AM (UHVv4)

293 But...all this sh*t is based on lies anyway. They want you to get the clot shot, badly, for a reason not related to COVID...
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:24 AM (ESjRY)

May be splitting hairs, but they want to isolate and ostracize anyone who raises any objection to getting the clot shot. This looks like post-revolutionary purging to my eye. They figure this issue covers all of their political enemies and also gets anyone who might be against the communists.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:26 AM (csEWM)

294 And the memory-holing of Waukesha begins. Only one mention of Waukesha on the CNN website, and it's below the fold, as it were. You practically need to do a Cntl-F to find it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 10:22 AM (mdjgu)


The Progs will never let this scumbag go to trial. The Progs want dead grannies and kids at the hands of one of their own out of the news ASAP. Will they off him in county jail, or "convince" him to plead guilty? Or maybe the Epstein Plan?

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (AMIL/)

295 USA TODAY headline:

Some US hospitals overwhelmed going into Thanksgiving holiday: Latest COVID-19 updates

____

"Some". So what 1, 100, 1000? What does overwhelmed mean? 1% over capacity? 10%, 1000%?

I'll bet "some" hospitals are overwhelmed every fucking day of the year with something. If there's a natural disaster somewhere there will be hospitals overwhelmed. If there is a major car pileup there will be overwhelmed ERs.

This is how the media lies and manipulates on a daily basis.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (OalnH)

296 Today, I followed the advice of experts and my doctors and received a booster vaccination for COVID-19. Mountains of evidence tell us these shots are safe and effective. I continue to encourage all Americans to speak with their doctors and get vaccinated.

Posted by: Leader McConnell at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (DiVy8)

297 Pretty. Would hang.

Posted by: Rosasharn at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (PzBTm)

298 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (arJlL)

299 256 Shane
@shaneferro
The carceral liberals are ALL OVER the Waukesha guy's record like if only there was juuuuust a little more jail in his past he wouldn't have killed a bunch of people with a car and I just can't.
. . . .
What if instead of asking whether a tiny bit more jail would have fixed this person we ask whether fewer cars (SUVs) in America would lead to fewer people killed
. . . .
I'm sorry but the policy key to keeping parades safe from cars is not jacking up bail it is pedestrian safety and lower societal reliance on climate destroying death machines



Those are some genius hot takes!! I fully expect the super SmURt Prezident SeKrateRy to duly repeat it because she's a malignant retard.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (sAmhv)

300
Mary Lemanski is the very picture of an AWFL, and she works as a low-level operative in the Communist Party apparatus. I'm sure her music is just *bellissima*. I bet I'd celebrate her entire catalog. But apparently, the music world just isn't ready for the artistic genius of a bloodless Stepford Wife who toils as a hate-filled bureaucratic functionary and spits bile on the corpses of the children no man would plant in her whitewashed womb-tomb. Sad!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (Zhwz2)

301 I'll bet if we eliminated journalists, we'd have fewer deaths. And I mean eliminated with extreme bias. Publicly. As enemies of the people.
Posted by: squid_hunt

We'll never know unless we try.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:28 AM (FVME7)

302 I'll bet "some" hospitals are overwhelmed every fucking day of the year with something.

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I'll bet some are also overwhelmed with staffing shortages, some of which were created by the firing of good staff.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:28 AM (sX1BW)

303 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Everyone remember to place your scales back 10 lbs tonight.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (axyOa)

304
It's a battle of the Gods. Their religion is the Covide Cult, and if you can make a claim that your magic is stronger, you get to keep your job.

#Science!

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM (DJFLF)


Quite right, IMHO.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (mZOHK)

305 Once you realize they're not referring to stopping coof, but advancing their communist aspirations, it makes sense.

Posted by: Flyover. at November 24, 2021 10:20 AM

Yep. Unfortunately I also cannot use this as the rationale to reject the vax and keep my job.

On the same day they sent out the vax mandate statement, the company health group sends out e-mail about seminars for healthy living. One of them is about how to handle stress. Yeah, all my stress the last few months has been because of knowing these MF-ers were going to put out a vax mandate. I am sure there is jack squat realization in their entire health group that thousands of people are stressed, because they are being forced to make a decision between their long-term health or their employment.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (Do5/p)

306 I'll bet if we eliminated journalists, we'd have fewer deaths.
Posted by: squid_hunt
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We'll never know unless we try.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice!
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Step 1: Establish a theory.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (B0mGw)

307 BREAKING


Crime increases despite decreased incarceration

Experts expertly mystified

Posted by: ExpertMiklosWatch at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (QzkSJ)

308 Just ordered Robert Kennedy's book, The Real Anthony Fauci from SkyHorse Publishing.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 10:30 AM (dhhKu)

309 Fen said they want the plague to continue, no Covid no mail voting, no lock down, no emergency spending, no Big Pharma raking in mandatory money from government. List could go on.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 10:30 AM (bHEHY)

310 the primary objective of this 1/6 "investigation" BS is the cover up for Pelosi's "failure" (or intentional Reichstag fire set-up) to secure the Capitol despite numerous requests from others to do so.
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 10:25 AM (NdPEm)

Of course the Left had planned to use this rally to create a crisis . You could see it coming from a million miles away. Trump should have never ever promoted / advocated for this rally. Some fish reptilian alien should have warned him.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:30 AM (wp7uW)

311 "Some". So what 1, 100, 1000? What does overwhelmed mean? 1% over capacity? 10%, 1000%?

I'll bet "some" hospitals are overwhelmed every fucking day of the year with something. If there's a natural disaster somewhere there will be hospitals overwhelmed. If there is a major car pileup there will be overwhelmed ERs.

This is how the media lies and manipulates on a daily basis.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (OalnH)



Hospitals are not profitable if they're not at 85% capacity at all times. The current crop of "overwhelmed" hospitals are likely running over 90%, which is pretty standard, all things considered.

What they're NOT telling you is that the are 'overwhelmed' because they're short staffed due to vaccine mandates and firing those not getting the jab, PLUS, the vast majority of the patients are VACCINATED.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

312 Step 1: Establish a theory.
Posted by: squid_hunt

Show me the theory, I'll show you the research funding

Posted by: Lavrenti Fauci at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (QzkSJ)

313 As an experienced 29 year old
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM


* removes 18-1 from list of AoSHQ virgins *

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Records Administrator at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (vQd3N)

314 The mountain was angry that ay my friends

Posted by: 496 at November 24, 2021 10:19 AM

Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (Do5/p)

315 308 Just ordered Robert Kennedy's book, The Real Anthony Fauci from SkyHorse Publishing.
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Give us a report on what you find.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (OTXUv)

316 I did it again this morning... I woke up got dressed and drove... across STATE lines.
I fear I may do it again later today.

Posted by: Inogame X-State Lines at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (53oGX)

317 I'll bet if we eliminated journalists, we'd have fewer deaths.
Posted by: squid_hunt
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We'll never know unless we try.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice!
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Step 1: Establish a theory.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:29 AM (B0mGw)


Now THAT'S science!

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (AiZBA)

318
* removes 18-1 from list of AoSHQ virgins *

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Records Administrator at November 24, 2021 10:31 AM (vQd3N)


lol. An easy list to maintain.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (mZOHK)

319 Hot take from the Boston Globe:

"Ahmaud Arbery defied a white man. That's why he was killed"

U-huh. The fact he was trespassing repeatedly and attacked "the white man" had nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (OalnH)

320 Hospitals are not profitable if they're not at 85% capacity at all times. The current crop of "overwhelmed" hospitals are likely running over 90%, which is pretty standard, all things considered.

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Hospitals are basically government funded casinos. An operating room is basically a slot machine.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (sX1BW)

321 I've never heard of a parked automatic going into gear on a hill.

AFAIC, marijuana beats covid, and i'm pushing that meme (b/c why the hell not). Since 3/1/20 i've done more weed than the rest of my life combined and i'm now in better health than i was on 3/1/20. Not saying causation, but c'mon man, show me the monkey!

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (KAi1n)

322 308 Just ordered Robert Kennedy's book, The Real Anthony Fauci from SkyHorse Publishing.
Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 10:30 AM (dhhKu)

I wouldn't give that fruitcake Robert Kennedy a single cent.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (Y5qcH)

323 256 Shane
@shaneferro
The carceral liberals are ALL OVER the Waukesha guy's record like if only there was juuuuust a little more jail in his past he wouldn't have killed a bunch of people with a car and I just can't.
. . . .
What if instead of asking whether a tiny bit more jail would have fixed this person we ask whether fewer cars (SUVs) in America would lead to fewer people killed"
. . . .

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (sAmhv)

Next Up from the Left:
Ban Parades!
Ban Dancing Grannies!!
Ban Christmas!!!!

Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (Ed8Zd)

324 I once saw a book entitled something like The Ten Most Evil Women In History. I was amused to see that the Emperor Claudius marred two of them. He knew how to pick them.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (FVME7)

325 The Progs will never let this scumbag go to trial. The Progs want dead grannies and kids at the hands of one of their own out of the news ASAP. Will they off him in county jail, or "convince" him to plead guilty? Or maybe the Epstein Plan?
Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (AMIL/)

I am starting to wonder if this guy worked himself up as a sacrifice play to show consequences for the Rittenhouse verdict. BLM/SA is kind of it's own thing with internal morale and sense of power.

This is the dangerous game that they are playing. They want to use BLM/SA as their stormtroopers. The Rittenhouse trial is a perfect example. They need the ability to have a cadre of guys who are untouchable to intimidate and create unrest where they need to. But it is like trying to use a sledgehammer surgically. On the other hand, they cannot let the normies see what they are doing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (csEWM)

326 Nope, no monkey yet.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (KAi1n)

327 "Crime increases despite decreased incarceration"

I know this isn't popular, but I genuinely don't believe incarceration is the problem. We have jails. Recidivism is something like 80%. So jails aren't really stopping crime, they're containing it as much as they are able, since they are being overfilled. Our culture does not value citizenship or personal responsibility and I don't believe more jails are going to get us there. We've got to start valuing proper parenting and individual responsibility. Those are what is missing in our culture, not more jails.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (B0mGw)

328 319 U-huh. The fact he was trespassing repeatedly and attacked "the white man" had nothing to do with it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (OalnH)

==========

What I learned from Trayvon Martin was that it is legal for a black man to do anything if they feel disrespected.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (3EWns)

329 Funny...never hear much about the sucide rate. Not that i would trust the data regardless of how high it is stacked...compiled if you will.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (tPUfk)

330 291:I think it's groundwork for the mark of the beast. I don't think we're there yet, though.


The mark of the beast happens during the 7 year Tribulation Period. Revelation 13

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (sAmhv)

331 As an experienced 29 year old
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM

* removes 18-1 from list of AoSHQ virgins *
Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Records Administrator

Dammit

Posted by: Volcano Sacrifice Scheduler at November 24, 2021 10:34 AM (QzkSJ)

332 Nope, no monkey yet.
Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (KAi1n)


Too early.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:34 AM (Zz0t1)

333 We've got to start valuing proper parenting and individual responsibility. Those are what is missing in our culture, not more jails.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (B0mGw)

Aree with this in part. Jails are a band-aid after your society has done a terrible job of bringing up kids and your culture is a wreck. It addresses the symptoms, but not the root cause.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:35 AM (csEWM)

334 Just saw a pair of bald eagles flying across Elliot Bay on my ferry ride downtown.


Beautiful place, this is.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 24, 2021 10:35 AM (YwgAH)

335 JoeyBidet vs the volcano

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 24, 2021 10:35 AM (sG88n)

336 I've never heard of a parked automatic going into gear on a hill. . . .

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021


***
Maybe not in modern automatics. But the parking pawl, the little piece of metal that holds the transmission from going into gear, can get worn after some years of service. My Mercedes when I lived in CO were 12-13 years old. I thought it sensible to take a moment and turn the wheels.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:35 AM (txdEq)

337 "What I learned from Trayvon Martin was that it is legal for a black man to do anything if they feel disrespected."

What I learned was that they think that, but reality tells a different story.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (B0mGw)

338 Claudius was lousy at picking wives. His last wife, his niece (!) Agrippina the Younger, probably bumped him off via poison (after killing Claudius's son with Messalina) so *her* son could become emperor.

His name? Nero.
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And in I, CLAVDIVS as she and Nero leave the dying/dead Claudius, Nero looking at the fire in the fireplace says something like, "I've always liked a fire!"

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (UHVv4)

339 Our culture does not value citizenship or personal responsibility and I don't believe more jails are going to get us there. We've got to start valuing proper parenting and individual responsibility. Those are what is missing in our culture, not more jails.

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Some of what you say is true of course. But that is a long game. Short term the answer is more incarceration, which doesn't just mean long prison sentences, it also means proper bail. If that means we need more prisons, then let's build more prisons.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (sX1BW)

340 Greetings:

Need more little clouds.

Posted by: 11B40 at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (uuklp)

341 331 As an experienced 29 year old
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 09:55 AM

* removes 18-1 from list of AoSHQ virgins *
Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Records Administrator

Dammit
Posted by: Volcano Sacrifice Scheduler at November 24, 2021 10:34 AM (QzkSJ)

If it has just been a while, do you go back on the list? Asking for a friend.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (csEWM)

342 U-huh. The fact he was trespassing repeatedly and attacked "the white man" had nothing to do with it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (OalnH)

Yup.....he's been stealing since he was shot out of his mammy's yam chute.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (8m1jA)

343 Don't eat the figs.
Posted by: zombie Livia


That's what she sai...

wait.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (1t5dY)

344 Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (B0mGw)

We can do both at the same time. I also think that the prison reform needed is how we fail to incarcerate people by crime. I believe this is the cause of much of recividism.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (wp7uW)

345 I haven't followed the Ahmaud Arbery case but I reaaaalllly doubt these people just woke up one day and said, hey let's go shoot a black guy for fun like the MSM is portraying it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (OalnH)

346 Sheryl Akkisson reports the Govt is lying again, claiming that aspirin, which has been around since the 1800s, was "developed" using fetal cells.

Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:16 AM

And you know why they are doing this... to allow businesses to reject religious exemptions based on people saying they are rejecting it based on the vax using fetal cells. Here are the questions in the one provided by my employer:

1 - Describe your religious belief or practice that is the basis for your request for accommodation.
2 - Explain the specific tenet of your religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 - Explain the length of time you have practiced your religion, belief or observance.
4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?
5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)

347 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)

348 "Jails are a band-aid after your society has done a terrible job of bringing up kids and your culture is a wreck. It addresses the symptoms, but not the root cause."

From an objective point of view, the left is being more rational and practical than the right by reducing sentencing and releasing prisoners. If you aren't going to teach your children to act morally, why are you going to hand wring over a nation of criminals?

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (B0mGw)

349 345 I haven't followed the Ahmaud Arbery case but I reaaaalllly doubt these people just woke up one day and said, hey let's go shoot a black guy for fun like the MSM is portraying it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (OalnH)

That case is a mess of cats.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (csEWM)

350 So jails aren't really stopping crime, they're containing it as much as they are able, since they are being overfilled. Our culture does not value citizenship or personal responsibility and I don't believe more jails are going to get us there. We've got to start valuing proper parenting and individual responsibility. Those are what is missing in our culture, not more jails.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (B0mGw)

Yes. Shorter: The shocking absence of good husbands/dads.

Posted by: LASue at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (Ed8Zd)

351 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)

Hammer.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (PIpnJ)

352 I've never heard of a parked automatic going into gear on a hill.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:32 AM (KAi1n)

If the park pawl fails, they don't go into gear, just neutral, and then they can roll. Usually happens if the lever wasn't quite fully moved to the "park" position.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (P3gRi)

353 The mark of the beast happens during the 7 year Tribulation Period. Revelation 13
Posted by: Puddleglum

The trouble with tribuls

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:39 AM (KAi1n)

354 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet,


If the battery is bulging a bit time for a new battery. Or a new phone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2021 10:39 AM (1t5dY)

355 The largest collection of Bierstadt paintings on the West coast is tucked away in a small little museum in Stockton, California -- the Haggin Museum. They have a dozen in their collection and they're all wonderful. This guy did not paint small; all of the paintings are at least the size of a table top, or greater, and they dominate any room they're placed in. He always has something small of human interest lurking somewhere in the foreground or mid-ground. The paintings in the Haggin Museum collection almost burned up in the Great San Francisco earthquake/fire of 1906. Thanks for posting up this one of Mount St. Helens -- I hadn't seen it before.

Posted by: Beverlee Gerth at November 24, 2021 10:39 AM (rcloO)

356 From an objective point of view, the left is being more rational and practical than the right by reducing sentencing and releasing prisoners. If you aren't going to teach your children to act morally, why are you going to hand wring over a nation of criminals?
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:38 AM (B0mGw)

Because you also have a lot of law abiding citizens who should be protected from those criminals- who (the law abiding) are innocent of the root cause.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:39 AM (csEWM)

357 4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?
5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)



The current C-19 vaccine DOES NOT WORK. Fuck off.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (Zz0t1)

358 "We can do both at the same time. I also think that the prison reform needed is how we fail to incarcerate people by crime."

I don't know what you mean by this, but the practice of tacking on multiple charges on the same crime hoping that it will dogpile, get a plea, and keep someone in jail long enough to stop them from hurting someone is retarded. You might as well admit you don't even understand what justice is.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (B0mGw)

359 If it has just been a while, do you go back on the list? Asking for a friend.

*shifty eyes*
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM


After 2 years, you're transferred to the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve).

Posted by: Assistant Associate AoSHQ Records Administrator at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (ARN0j)

360 Used to be able to see St Helens, Rainer and Hood, on a cear day driving across the St Johns Bridge heading to my house in North Portland. Then I got smart and moved. Heroin needles in your yard will have that effect.

Posted by: KarlHungus at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (zB2xb)

361 If the battery is bulging a bit time for a new battery. Or a new phone.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 24, 2021 10:39 AM (1t5dY)

Also, if it is leaking- don't lick the fluid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (csEWM)

362 I guess I'm here by myself today. Supervisor is off, one cow-orker is out because her mom is having emergency surgery, and the other one is out because her husband just tested positive for the coof.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)

363 Here are the questions in the one provided by my employer:

1 - Describe your religious belief or practice that is the basis for your request for accommodation.
2 - Explain the specific tenet of your religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 - Explain the length of time you have practiced your religion, belief or observance.
4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?
5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021


***
My employer's form asked the same questions, almost word for word. I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT; but then I added, my beliefs had changed since then. They approved it, so either I did something right or they were scared of lawsuits on the basis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (txdEq)

364 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)



See if there's a factory reset key sequence on power up. You'll likely lose all your data if it's not backed up or on an installed memory card, however.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

365 They really ,really , really want everyone to get that fucking shot. The more they insist the stronger my resolve against it

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (CYnTg)

366 Hammer.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

She walked in wanting to be opened like a cheap flip-phone

Posted by: Mike hammer (Miklos version) at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (QzkSJ)

367 Yup.....he's been stealing since he was shot out of his mammy's yam chute.

Good riddance.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 10:36 AM (8m1jA)

Yam chute. *snort*

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (4I/2K)

368 LOL LOL LOL

Nordstrom's stock price fell by 30% since the smash and grab in CA. How's that support for BLM treating you guys? I hope you go bankrupt soon.

Fuck you, war.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (OalnH)

369 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (u82oZ)

370 Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM


Have you slapped hot iron to it?

Posted by: J. Random Commenter at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (ARN0j)

371 but the practice of tacking on multiple charges on the same crime hoping that it will dogpile, get a plea, and keep someone in jail long enough to stop them from hurting someone is retarded.

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I'm not a fan of dog piling charges per se. But there are many criminals in which all you can do is keep them locked up as long as possible so they will not hurt another.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (sX1BW)

372 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)

You should just tell them you're NOI

easy peasy

there will not be one workplace HR droog who turns down a request from a muslim POC

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (DJFLF)

373 I had a cousin that was attending WSU when St. Helens erupted. He said it "snowed" about 6" of ash over the entire campus. 50 miles away. People Wore goggles and gas masks.

Posted by: John Juan at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (nFeaT)

374 365 They really ,really , really want everyone to get that fucking shot. The more they insist the stronger my resolve against it
Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (CYnTg)

Which is the point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (csEWM)

375 I'll bet "some" hospitals are overwhelmed every fucking day of the year with something. If there's a natural disaster somewhere there will be hospitals overwhelmed. If there is a major car pileup there will be overwhelmed ERs.

This is how the media lies and manipulates on a daily basis.


Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM

How many are "overwhelmed", only because they fired people for refusing the clot shot?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (Do5/p)

376 Kris,

I was happy to overcome computer logon issues and see your insightful commentary.

Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (u82oZ)

377 My employer's form asked the same questions, almost word for word. I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT; but then I added, my beliefs had changed since then. They approved it, so either I did something right or they were scared of lawsuits on the basis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (txdEq)


Hubs was in the military so they know he got lots of shots. On his we just said that he had never knowingly received a vaccine derived from fetal cells. Which is true.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 10:42 AM (Ez6QX)

378 Nordstrom's stock price fell by 30% since the smash and grab in CA. How's that support for BLM treating you guys? I hope you go bankrupt soon.

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All is working according to my plan.

- Bezos

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (sX1BW)

379 365 They really ,really , really want everyone to get that fucking shot. The more they insist the stronger my resolve against it

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (CYnTg)


they have to eliminate the control group

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (DJFLF)

380 1 - Describe your religious belief or practice that is the basis for your request for accommodation.
2 - Explain the specific tenet of your religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 - Explain the length of time you have practiced your religion, belief or observance.
4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?
5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)

These questions all sound like a religious test and a violation of my first amendment and civil rights and violation of equal employment opportunities.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (fiH+I)

381 "But there are many criminals in which all you can do is keep them locked up as long as possible so they will not hurt another."

Capital punishment is there for a reason. Institute a life for a life and watch the crime rates plummet.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (B0mGw)

382 Fuck you, war.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

I assess this as TRUE

Posted by: MikloSnopes at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (QzkSJ)

383 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?

Reseat internal Sim and SD cards. Then power back up.

Posted by: Leader McConnell at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (DiVy8)

384 1 - Describe your religious belief or practice that is the basis for your request for accommodation.
2 - Explain the specific tenet of your religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 - Explain the length of time you have practiced your religion, belief or observance.
4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?
5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (Do5/p)

It's my understanding that these questions are what amounts to a "religious test", and as such, are un-Constitutional. Just tell them, "I have a religious objection to the Coof vax. Full stop"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (P3gRi)

385 Q Shaman guy was told by the judge he was smart to take 51 months as he was looking at 20 years if it went to trial....

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (CYnTg)

386 The phone's battery is clean and looks fine. Will contact Verizon about a reset sequence. Hammer is standing by.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (4I/2K)

387 Off turtle sock

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (DiVy8)

388 Aspirin is created from fetal cells. Fetal cells grow up, go to college, get a degree, go to work for Bayer, create aspirin. It's not like aspirin literally grows on trees; it's not fruit.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (KAi1n)

389 373 I had a cousin that was attending WSU when St. Helens erupted. He said it "snowed" about 6" of ash over the entire campus. 50 miles away

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Main campus of WSU? That's more like 250 miles away, not 50.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (OalnH)

390 We lived in Silicon Valley (Mountain View) for a couple years back in the 2000's. I've driven in San Francisco. With a stick. It is not for the faint of heart. You learn real fast how to heal and toe that transmission so you don't drift into the vehicle behind you.

And the hills are freaking steep. Getting the cars airborne in the chase scene for Bullet was easy.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (BFigT)

391 All is working according to my plan.

- Bezos
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe)



This guy is really starting to creep me out

Posted by: a white long haired cat at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (QzkSJ)

392 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (P3gRi)

You would be correct.

There are organizations helping people defeat denials of exemption requests...ACLJ and Liberty U's legal department. And they are succeeding. Unfortunately, they are truly swamped with requests

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (DJFLF)

393 1 - Describe your religious belief or practice that is the basis for your request for accommodation.
2 - Explain the specific tenet of your religious belief or practice that precludes you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
3 - Explain the length of time you have practiced your religion, belief or observance.

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A year ago, every HR person in this country would have said you can never ask any of these questions.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (sX1BW)

394 309 not meaning Fen, my stupid phone
It's me saying that.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (bHEHY)

395 Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (B0mGw)

I'm talking about not putting car thieves in same prison as violent murderers. Some people can never be rehabilitated and they shouldn't be allowed to run the prisons.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (wp7uW)

396 It's not like aspirin literally grows on trees; it's not fruit.
Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (KAi1n)

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Of course it doesn't grow on trees. It grows at the Walgreens where I buy it. Duh!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (OalnH)

397 This guy is really starting to creep me out
Posted by: a white long haired cat at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (QzkSJ)

Starting?

also, *golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (csEWM)

398 The mark of the beast happens during the 7 year Tribulation Period. Revelation 13
Posted by: Puddleglum

So, five years from now.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (pA4Ca)

399
347 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)

Get a phone made in the last 15 years? Honestly it might be complete fucked with whatever it has for an internal memory storage being just done.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (fiH+I)

400 The Progs will never let this scumbag go to trial. The Progs want dead grannies and kids at the hands of one of their own out of the news ASAP. Will they off him in county jail, or "convince" him to plead guilty? Or maybe the Epstein Plan?
Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:27 AM (AMIL/)

Simple enough, it'll be relegated to "local crime story" status and only the Milwaukee/Waukesha are will give it much coverage.

Unlike Rittenhouse, which was national cause OMG, how dare a white kid defend himself from the justice of protesters!

Posted by: Bete at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (Ojki1)

401 "I'm talking about not putting car thieves in same prison as violent murderers."

That's probably valid, but it takes infrastructure to separate out the various levels of criminal.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (B0mGw)

402 385 Q Shaman guy was told by the judge he was smart to take 51 months as he was looking at 20 years if it went to trial....
Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (CYnTg)

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For trespassing......

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (OalnH)

403 >>>Any useful suggestions?

>It needs a booster shot. Place it in the microwave, on high, for one minute. When the sparks are blue, it's fully charged.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (BPuaD)

404 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Any useful suggestions?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:37 AM (4I/2K)

Is it a 3G phone? I think Verizon is turning off 3G service.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:47 AM (P3gRi)

405 327 "Crime increases despite decreased incarceration"

I know this isn't popular, but I genuinely don't believe incarceration is the problem. We have jails. Recidivism is something like 80%. So jails aren't really stopping crime, they're containing it as much as they are able, since they are being overfilled. Our culture does not value citizenship or personal responsibility and I don't believe more jails are going to get us there. We've got to start valuing proper parenting and individual responsibility. Those are what is missing in our culture, not more jails.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:33 AM (B0mGw)


In olden-olden times, most crimes got you the death penalty. Really fast after whatever trial you may have had. Sometimes you were sold into slavery instead of immediately put to death. Or if you were in the upper class, you may have been exiled for life. The state did not attempt to rehabilitate anyone. What's that saying about the old ways were something or other?

There were debtor's prisons. You were kept alive in hope you, your family, or friends eventually coughed-up the money to pay the debt.

Posted by: Gref at November 24, 2021 10:47 AM (AMIL/)

406 Kris, nice write up.
I'm typically not a fan of art that claims one thing but clearly isn't. This obviously isnt St Helens. But it is beautiful work. I grew up there and the surrounding hills were awesome.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 24, 2021 10:47 AM (axyOa)

407 Reseat internal Sim and SD cards. Then power back up.
Posted by: Leader McConnell at November 24, 2021 10:43 AM (DiVy

No SD card. Will need tech assistance to find and extract Sim card.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (4I/2K)

408 But apparently, the music world just isn't ready for the artistic genius of a bloodless Stepford Wife who toils as a hate-filled bureaucratic functionary and spits bile on the corpses of the children no man would plant in her whitewashed womb-tomb.
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Pure poetry.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (MIKMs)

409 steevy yeah that's the normal term in the Gulag

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (bHEHY)

410 Q Shaman guy was told by the judge he was smart to take 51 months....
Posted by: steevy
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For trespassing......
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant
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I'm very confused. I thought they said this was a known Antifa actor? Did that rumor disappear?

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (B0mGw)

411 Judge has to be a good Communist party member

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 10:49 AM (bHEHY)

412 LOL LOL LOL

Nordstrom's stock price fell by 30% since the smash and grab in CA. How's that support for BLM treating you guys? I hope you go bankrupt soon.

Fuck you, war.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM (OalnH)



Bankruptcy. THAT'LL REALLY get the Bidenconomy rolling!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

413 Didn't we used to have a commenter named 'Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand'?

Top story at Insty made me think of it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:50 AM (csEWM)

414 -----
I'm very confused. I thought they said this was a known Antifa actor? Did that rumor disappear?
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (B0mGw)


He was. Why it's that much more confusing he's been thrown to the wolves and is ACCEPTING of it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

415 More climate destroying death machines news.

https://bit.ly/3xjL7xHJ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 10:50 AM (FVME7)

416 I now see (with aid of magnifying glass) 8 little itty bitty screws that hold the phone together from the battery compartment. If I can remove them, I bet this big shiny silver thingy with the label is the Sim card.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:50 AM (4I/2K)

417
Is it a 3G phone? I think Verizon is turning off 3G service.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:47 AM (P3gRi)



January 1st.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Jackson Sparks at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

418 405 What's that saying about the old ways were something or other?

don't know about that, but i am aware of the cheesemaker's maxim: old wheys are best wheys.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (v3pYe)

419 Q Shaman guy was told by the judge he was smart to take 51 months....
Posted by: steevy

I think I will dress up funny and walk around my own property.

-day ending in "y"

See if I can get myself arrested

Posted by: The Abbey of St. Miklos (hey Abbot!) at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (QzkSJ)

420 I disagree with Robert Kennedy on many things. Butt he can be an interesting and thoughtful guy. He is at least a person you can have an intellectual discussion with- and agree or disagree. His new book on Fauci is heavily cited and legally reviewed, ergo I will read it.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (dhhKu)

421 396 It's not like aspirin literally grows on trees; it's not fruit.
Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 10:44 AM (KAi1n)
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Of course it doesn't grow on trees. It grows at the Walgreens where I buy it. Duh!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM (OalnH)

...Buy from Walgreens?

Posted by: San Francisco looters at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (Ojki1)

422 Nordstrom's stock price fell by 30%

LOL Fuck Nordstrom and Fuck Seattle while you're at it.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (DiVy8)

423 No SD card. Will need tech assistance to find and extract Sim card.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:48 AM (4I/2K)

Some of the older pay-as-you-go phones did not have SIM cards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (P3gRi)

424 That's probably valid, but it takes infrastructure to separate out the various levels of criminal.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (B0mGw)

Definitely and I believe the cost would be well worth it. Especially with where we spend (waste) 'infrastructure' money now.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:52 AM (wp7uW)

425
For trespassing......

If Capitol Police moved a barricade out of the way, and another Capitol Policeman held a door open to allow people in, that's not trespassing. Once inside the Capitol and asked to leave and you don't - at that moment you are trespassing.

Qanon dude had pretty shitful counsel. Force the prosecution to show video evidence of being asked to leave.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 10:52 AM (dQvv7)

426 I just knew it was St Helens before I looked at the title. But the trees in the foreground are odd. It's maple, cedars and fir up there. It's wet enough that the trees do get covered in moss. Trees in the background look fine...and happy.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (YynYJ)

427 "Definitely and I believe the cost would be well worth it."

I agree that it would reduce costs to taxpayers and society in the long run, but we're still talking about managing the symptoms, in my opinion.

Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (B0mGw)

428 All roads lead to Rome, as the kids say nowadays.
Posted by: Pliny the Elder at November 24, 2021 10:21 AM


They're wrong. All those roads lead away from Rome.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (m+jkK)

429 Is it a 3G phone? I think Verizon is turning off 3G service.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:47 AM (P3gRi)

It is. Verizon only said "Sometime before December 2022" Not any more specific than that.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (4I/2K)

430 One stat that is old but I assume has increased is that there were over 800 people in prison for homicide that were previously in prison for homicide.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (wp7uW)

431 393 A year ago, every HR person in this country would have said you can never ask any of these questions.

yeah, but this is an emergency! there's a pandemic going on!

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 10:54 AM (oY6Yp)

432 The problem with most Americans, particularly police supporters, politicians, and republicans and democrats....is that they think they have the right to rule others....in what is supposed to be a free country.

Nobody is going to listen to anyone and nobody gives a F..k what someone else's opinion is. Get f..ked.

Police? Politicians? Find a job where you actually produce something....

Posted by: Hold My Montrachet, I'm Off To Make Some Truffled Porcini Risotto at November 24, 2021 10:54 AM (juH8z)

433 One stat that is old but I assume has increased is that there were over 800 people in prison for homicide that were previously in prison for homicide.
Posted by: Just a side note

Deja vu all over again !

Posted by: JT at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (arJlL)

434 Is it a 3G phone? I think Verizon is turning off 3G service.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The phone people say I am good until February 2022.

Darleen is giving me until December.

The bank and and Miss Lorette from Trailer Acres say I got until Friday, holiday or no holiday

Posted by: Miklos, a man of Responsibilities at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (QzkSJ)

435 I now see (with aid of magnifying glass) 8 little itty bitty screws that hold the phone together from the battery compartment. If I can remove them, I bet this big shiny silver thingy with the label is the Sim card.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:50 AM (4I/2K)

A SIM card is a little plastic rectangle about half the size of a postage stamp, with one corner lopped off. The underside has a little printed pattern of gold contacts, like that found on credit/debit cards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (P3gRi)

436 OT but I'm wondering how Joy Reid managed to get a paying job stoking race war, insanity and hatred? Wouldn't she do that for free?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (cSyAR)

437 Some of what you say is true of course. But that is a long game. Short term the answer is more incarceration, which doesn't just mean long prison sentences, it also means proper bail. If that means we need more prisons, then let's build more prisons.
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Overwhelm the system with illegal aliens.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (MIKMs)

438 It needs a booster shot. Place it in the microwave, on high, for one minute. When the sparks are blue, it's fully charged.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 10:46 AM (BPuaD)

Blue sparks, got it. Many thanks!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (4I/2K)

439 If Capitol Police moved a barricade out of the way, and another Capitol Policeman held a door open to allow people in, that's not trespassing. Once inside the Capitol and asked to leave and you don't - at that moment you are trespassing.

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Let me try this idea out for size since we all know you cannot get a fair trial in DC. Citizens charged with a federal crime against the government have the option to hold their trial in the area in which they are a resident.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 10:56 AM (sX1BW)

440 I agree that it would reduce costs to taxpayers and society in the long run, but we're still talking about managing the symptoms, in my opinion.
Posted by: squid_hunt at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (B0mGw)

And I agree that society has to change ( family structure IMHO) but that's also what I meant by doing both at the same time. ( proper incarceration and trying to change the cause)

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 10:56 AM (wp7uW)

441 386 The phone's battery is clean and looks fine. Will contact Verizon about a reset sequence. Hammer is standing by.

don't know what good hammer will do. everyone knows he can't touch that.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (sGtp+)

442 A year ago, every HR person in this country would have said you can never ask any of these questions.

Yep. I remember taking a compliance course that said to never ask your employees about their religion as even innocuous questions can get the company in deep legal trouble.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (ESjRY)

443 I disagree with Robert Kennedy on many things. Butt he can be an interesting and thoughtful guy. He is at least a person you can have an intellectual discussion with- and agree or disagree. His new book on Fauci is heavily cited and legally reviewed, ergo I will read it.
Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021


***
Is he really of *that* Kennedy family -- the son of RFK?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (txdEq)

444 Let me try this idea out for size since we all know you cannot get a fair trial in DC. Citizens charged with a federal crime against the government have the option to hold their trial in the area in which they are a resident.

Posted by: SH

Let's...let's think this through

Posted by: Delaware at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (QzkSJ)

445 don't know what good hammer will do. everyone knows he can't touch that.
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (sGtp+)

Dun-dun-da-duh...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 10:58 AM (csEWM)

446 Used to be able to see St Helens, Rainer and Hood, on a cear day driving across the St Johns Bridge heading to my house in North Portland. Then I got smart and moved. Heroin needles in your yard will have that effect.
Posted by: KarlHungus at November 24, 2021 10:40 AM (zB2xb

Driving early North through a small stretch of I-5 near Woodburn on very clear mornings you can see MT Hood, St Helens and the tips of Rainer and possibly MT Adams. Adams is probably where it is a projection. Also, if you were able to look behind you in that highway stretch you would see Mt Jefferson. The sighting only happens in early Spring.

Posted by: Beartooth at November 24, 2021 10:58 AM (KTaZ8)

447 My employer's form asked the same questions, almost word for word. I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT; but then I added, my beliefs had changed since then. They approved it, so either I did something right or they were scared of lawsuits on the basis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM

I have no idea what my immunization history is. I remember vaguely going to get a bunch of shots as a kid. But I have no idea what they were for. As an adult (18+) since graduating High School, I have never had to present any health information, that I can remember. I don't think that was a requirement for attending college and the only thing I remember when starting a job is just getting a urine test. That's it.

So if I wanted to find out the details of my childhood immunizations, I'd have to call my mom and find out if she still has that documentation. Does anyone really keep that stuff, since, after high school, no one asks about that information?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:58 AM (Do5/p)

448 OT but I'm wondering how Joy Reid managed to get a paying job stoking race war, insanity and hatred? Wouldn't she do that for free?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at November 24, 2021


***
Yeah, but the hiring committee didn't know that

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:58 AM (txdEq)

449 Just put the phone in a bag of rice and wait overnight, then microwave two minutes, and serve with soy sauce and a pat of butter for breakfast.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 24, 2021 10:59 AM (+WWsf)

450 Slowly the workers are slipping out here

Posted by: Skip's Phone at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (bHEHY)

451 Having a poisonous hatred of white people is a resume enhancer...

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (CYnTg)

452 @436: "OT but I'm wondering how Joy Reid managed to get a paying job stoking race war, insanity and hatred? Wouldn't she do that for free?"

Harvard grads do nothing for free.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (+WWsf)

453 HR already knows everything. Why would they have any questions anyway?

Posted by: klaftern at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (taPSh)

454 WTF???

Assisted death only for vaccinated, German euthanasia association says

A statement put out by the Hamburg-based group on Friday reads "assisted suicide and the preliminary examination of a patient's ability to make decisions freely implies physical closeness between people. However, that is precisely the precondition for the spread of Covid."

Anyone wishing to be euthanized now has to first present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid, as per the new guidelines issued by Germany's euthanasia association.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (UHVv4)

455 "Some". So what 1, 100, 1000? What does overwhelmed mean? 1% over capacity? 10%, 1000%?
======================
This lie, and the lie about the flu disappearing is what is truly galling to me about this shit. My doc, who I thought was reasonably cool and could think for himself repeated that bullshit to me. It's insane. Hospitals *must* run at 80+% capacity to break even.
So much deception and evil here, I can't even...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (7Fj9P)

456 A SIM card is a little plastic rectangle about half the size of a postage stamp, with one corner lopped off. The underside has a little printed pattern of gold contacts, like that found on credit/debit cards.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 10:55 AM (P3gRi)

Under the battery is a shiny silver rectangle, with the LG label showing model, S/N, barcode, etc and "Made In China". There is a notch in it under the 4 battery contact pins. It's about the size of 3 postage stamps laid side by side.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (4I/2K)

457 Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't forget to wear your special stretchy pants.

Posted by: Kris at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (OyyDO)

458 s he really of *that* Kennedy family -- the son of RFK?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (txdEq)

He a real nutty dude, lived his whole life running NGO's, usually Environmental. He's always been a figurehead in the anti-vaxxer crowd going back decades. At least he's been consistent in that regard, but I wouldn't expect much integrity in his scholarship.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 11:01 AM (UuD2k)

459 So if I wanted to find out the details of my childhood immunizations, I'd have to call my mom and find out if she still has that documentation. Does anyone really keep that stuff, since, after high school, no one asks about that information?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 10:58 AM (Do5/p)

The point is, they have no lawful business asking you that stuff. They are trying to insinuate that your religion is "invalid", thereby making your employer the source of religious authority.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (P3gRi)

460 So if I wanted to find out the details of my childhood immunizations, I'd have to call my mom and find out if she still has that documentation. Does anyone really keep that stuff, since, after high school, no one asks about that information?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021


***
I'm no more sure than you are that what I got was smallpox, DPT, and (now that I think of it) polio. My mom was a nurse; she'd have made sure I got the essential things. But I doubt the Personnel drones will ask for documentation. I think they just want to catch us in a contradiction: "You're against this vax, but you accepted others in the past! Ah-hah!"

Tell 'em, "Yes, I was a child then. Now my beliefs have changed."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (txdEq)

461 ...Buy from Walgreens?
Posted by: San Francisco looters at November 24, 2021 10:51 AM (Ojki1)

Or Walls, if you're in SoDak.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (qyH+l)

462 "Is he really of *that* Kennedy family -- the son of RFK?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:57 AM (txdEq)"

He is. But as I mentioned he's an interesting regular person. He's spent a lot of time in the Hudson Valley and has many environmental interests including Falconing.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (dhhKu)

463 i am aware of the cheesemaker's maxim: old wheys are best wheys.

****

Hmm, interesting thought. That had never a curd to me.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (m45I2)

464 Just tell them you assume you had vaccinations when you were a minor and had no say so in the matter.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 11:03 AM (wp7uW)

465 I really like Bierstadt's stuff. It's so peaceful. Thank you, Kris.

Posted by: bluebell at November 24, 2021 11:03 AM (wyw4S)

466 My employer's form asked the same questions, almost word for word. I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT; but then I added, my beliefs had changed since then. They approved it, so either I did something right or they were scared of lawsuits on the basis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:41 AM

I think I may state that, as a child, I had no say in the matter of immunizations. As an adult, I can now make a conscious choice. And I choose not to take shots that were derived from aborted fetal cells.

I'd like to say that they're using two different words in "immunizations" and "COVID vaccine", and that I know for a fact that the "COVID vaccine" does not provide immunization. So I reject it based on that logic. But I'm sure that will get my request rejected. Pisses me off that I have to lie and bullshit to keep my job. Especially as an engineer, where my daily job is to solve issues based on logic.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 11:03 AM (Do5/p)

467 These employee questions must have the HR departments and lawyers feeling really important. The consultancy class knows how to create work for themselves. I'll give them that.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (sX1BW)

468 Easy answers:

4 - Have you received immunizations in the past?

YES

5 - If yes, what about the COVID-19 vaccination, in particular, is inconsistent with your religious belief or practice.

BEFORE, I WAS A PAGAN AND HUMAN SACRIFICE WAS OKAY. NOW, NOT SO MUCH.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (/+bwe)

469 I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT;

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

As part of my Continuing Education Requirement, I am taking an on-line class. They banned me because I had not given proof of childhood vaccinations. Like I remember or have records.


They kindly offered to get me the same childhood shots at no charge.

Posted by: Even Miklos can't make this stuff up at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (QzkSJ)

470 336 Maybe not in modern automatics. But the parking pawl, the little piece of metal that holds the transmission from going into gear, can get worn after some years of service. My Mercedes when I lived in CO were 12-13 years old. I thought it sensible to take a moment and turn the wheels.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 10:35 AM (txdEq)


I made it a habit long ago while parking to 1) shift to neutral, 2) apply the parking brake, 3) let off the brake pedal 4) allow the vehicle to settle against the parking brake, and 5) shift into park. For years, I was mocked for using the parking brake in an automatic but my parking pawl should still be in good shape for a 20-year-old vehicle.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (DTX3h)

471 431 393 A year ago, every HR person in this country would have said you can never ask any of these questions.

Has anybody tried responding to one of those questionnaires with "My religious beliefs are deeply personal and not open to discussion. They do not come from any human authority and are not subject to any human authority. You have no right to question them."

Posted by: Oddbob at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

472 Anyone wishing to be euthanized now has to first present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid, as per the new guidelines issued by Germany's euthanasia association.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (UHVv4)

That is... wow.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM (csEWM)

473 Makers of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey publicly apologize for people buying their product...

https://tinyurl.com/5jztyd7c


...in celebration of KR verdict

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM (DJFLF)

474 Pisses me off that I have to lie and bullshit to keep my job. Especially as an engineer, where my daily job is to solve issues based on logic.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021


***
Lie like a Persian rug. They -- Personnel, your bosses, the government -- are under no obligation to tell you the truth, are they?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM (txdEq)

475 i am aware of the cheesemaker's maxim: old wheys are best wheys.

****

Hmm, interesting thought. That had never a curd to me.
Posted by: Muldoon

There may be holes in this argument.

Posted by: Miklos has a cheesy tie, so I qualify here at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM (QzkSJ)

476 if the McMichaels jury doesn't come in today

then it looks like the female Littlefinger turned off some, maybe all

she was even worse than Littlefinger

Littlefinger as a KAREN she said OK at then end of each sentence, a dead give away for a Karen

plus she's a 2XFUGLY with a very bad dye job

shoe polish is not a good look

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (us2H3)

477 So if I wanted to find out the details of my childhood immunizations, I'd have to call my mom and find out if she still has that documentation. Does anyone really keep that stuff, since, after high school, no one asks about that information?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

I found my card after folks passed. Gave kidlet's to her when she moved out. No idea where either is now. Probably with BC and passport.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (pA4Ca)

478 Under the battery is a shiny silver rectangle, with the LG label showing model, S/N, barcode, etc and "Made In China". There is a notch in it under the 4 battery contact pins. It's about the size of 3 postage stamps laid side by side.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (4I/2K)

I doubt there is a SIM card. SIM cards all look similar, because they are brand-agnostic. They do come in different sizes. Just try a DDG search for "LG model XXXX SIM card".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (P3gRi)

479 Hmm, interesting thought. That had never a curd to me.
-------------------------
You can't trust the press.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (UHVv4)

480 You must be vaccinated before you can die!

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (CYnTg)

481 There is a notch in it under the 4 battery contact pins. It's about the size of 3 postage stamps laid side by side.
Posted by: Count de Monet


*******

Very carefully, we want you to cut the red...er no...the green wire. I repeat, cut the red wire!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (m45I2)

482 There's a place on the way to Goldendale WA where you can see five mountains. I believe it's Rainier, Adams, Hood, Jefferson and St Helens. St Helens is pretty hard to see now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (5HBd1)

483 You all did see the story about the woman who was a little girl during the 30's in Germany who was speaking out against all this shit and saying literally- this is how it starts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (csEWM)

484 Pisses me off that I have to lie and bullshit to keep my job. Especially as an engineer, where my daily job is to solve issues based on logic.

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

This is why this was not the best way to go about this. Legally, it may be proper. But the idea that you have to use a religious exemption or that you are willing to undergo weekly testing as an accommodation is not how this should have been attacked.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (sX1BW)

485 Clyde Shelton

I have my early shot records in a tattered yellow folder, and my current one are filed with my primary car physician.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (u82oZ)

486 475 i am aware of the cheesemaker's maxim: old wheys are best wheys.



don't cut the cheese until it really smells

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (us2H3)

487 Very carefully, we want you to cut the red...er no...the green wire. I repeat, cut the red wire!
Posted by: Muldoon

HIRED AND PROMOTED

Posted by: Miklos from HR at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (QzkSJ)

488 Wait a minute. So the correct answer is "I received childhood IMMUNIZATIONS. The Covid-19 vaccine isn't an immunization"?

These are really tricky. I'd be willing to bet that some organization or other is going to compile these into a public report about the ignorance of the "religious" people.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (/+bwe)

489 You must be vaccinated before you can die!

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

Just wait until they insist that children must be vaccinated before they can be aborted.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (sX1BW)

490 i am aware of the cheesemaker's maxim: old wheys are best wheys.

****

Hmm, interesting thought. That had never a curd to me.
Posted by: Muldoon

There may be holes in this argument.
Posted by: Miklos has a cheesy tie, so I qualify here at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM (QzkSJ)

You just moved the argument .

Posted by: Just a side note at November 24, 2021 11:07 AM (wp7uW)

491 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Put it in a bag of rice and then in the freezer for 18.5 hours.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 24, 2021 11:08 AM (j40lz)

492 @473: "Makers of Rittenhouse Rye ..."

All they had to do was remain silent. There was literally no upside to issuing any statement other than: "We do not comment on social and political matters, and we hope everyone enjoys our whiskey."

Posted by: Walter Freeman at November 24, 2021 11:08 AM (+WWsf)

493 I made it a habit long ago while parking to 1) shift to neutral, 2) apply the parking brake, 3) let off the brake pedal 4) allow the vehicle to settle against the parking brake, and 5) shift into park. For years, I was mocked for using the parking brake in an automatic but my parking pawl should still be in good shape for a 20-year-old vehicle.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 24, 2021


***
Where I live now, a slope is a rare thing. If, when I park, I feel there is any kind of an incline, I put on the (electric) parking brake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:08 AM (txdEq)

494 massacre of the innocents Lully Lulla Lullay

https://tinyurl.com/4s4z99up

==
What did Herod do to try and stop the coming of the Lord?

They are going to do it again.

Posted by: um'hmmm at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (VqEH0)

495 Put it in a bag of rice and then in the freezer for 18.5 hours.
Posted by: Roland THTG

Then place on a cedar plank, cover with dough and baked at 350F for an hour.

Scrape off dough and eat cedar plank.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (mD/uy)

496 There are organizations helping people defeat denials of exemption requests... ACLJ and Liberty U's legal department. And they are succeeding. Unfortunately, they are truly swamped with requests

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 10:45 AM

Yep, which means that if I take a stand and reject this religious request workaround to keep my job, I'll have 30 days unpaid leave and then likely fired. Then I'll have to depend on some organization to take up my case and... what? Will I end up getting my job back? Who knows. In the meantime, how long will it take for them to take up my case and get the company to give my job back? Considering it took over a year for Rittenhouse to get justice, will I be waiting a year to get my job back?

That's the reality millions are facing with this decision. Companies are banking on people not having the will - or the time and $ - to stand up to this. And they're right. 99% of people don't have the will, time or $ to do so. So the path of least resistance is to go through the religious exemption request process.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (Do5/p)

497 When these companies take sides it is always with the left. Always.

Posted by: steevy at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (CYnTg)

498 Anyone wishing to be euthanized now has to first present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid, as per the new guidelines issued by Germany's euthanasia association.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 11:00 AM (UHVv4)


At least they accept recovery from Covid as an option. Wish they would do that here, but no. EVERYONE has to have the jab.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 11:10 AM (Ez6QX)

499 He is. But as I mentioned he's an interesting regular person. He's spent a lot of time in the Hudson Valley and has many environmental interests including Falconing.
Posted by: Marcus T at November 24, 2021 11:02 AM (dhhKu)

What about Cometing? Comets are pretty much the same as Falcons, after all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 11:10 AM (P3gRi)

500 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Put it in a bag of rice and then in the freezer for 18.5 hours.
Posted by: Roland THTG

I think HG TV had a whole series about that.

Phone Brothers or something

Posted by: Miklos vaguely recalls at November 24, 2021 11:10 AM (QzkSJ)

501 If this was actually a public health concern, and the clot shots actually were a useful tool in reducing transmission, the FNM/government would have gone about all of this differently.

As others have pointed out, a shot so effective that it won't protect you if everyone doesn't get it, so safe that they have to specifically censor any data about the safety, and so powerful that literally everyone on the earth has to get it to protect anyone.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 11:10 AM (ESjRY)

502 482 There's a place on the way to Goldendale WA where you can see five mountains. I believe it's Rainier, Adams, Hood, Jefferson and St Helens. St Helens is pretty hard to see now.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 24, 2021 11:06 AM (5HBd1)

yeah, I got lost one time on all those crazy forestry roads in that area. Late 70's and I didn't have a map. Just kept driving the Scout up a hill and then boom

St Helens staring me in the face

was cool

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (us2H3)

503 Scrape off dough and eat cedar plank.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (mD/uy)

Season to taste.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (j40lz)

504
If, when I park, I feel there is any kind of an incline, I put on the (electric) parking brake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:08 AM


I wonder how they work in a situation where the battery dies?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (dQvv7)

505 481 Very carefully, we want you to cut the red...er no...the green wire. I repeat, cut the red wire!

there is no parking in the white zone.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (sGtp+)

506 They're wrong. All those roads lead away from Rome.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 24, 2021 10:53 AM (m+jkK)

They were built for the Legions to begin their wars of conquest. Often built by the first Legion to travel them. Many still solid and in use today.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (qyH+l)

507 What about Cometing? Comets are pretty much the same as Falcons, after all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 24, 2021 11:10 AM (P3gRi)

Does anyone do any seagulling? I could sea myself doing that, using a bird to annoy people.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (UuD2k)

508 Makers of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey publicly apologize for people buying their product...

...in celebration of KR verdict


I didn't even know there was such a thing before someone mentioned it in last night's booze thread but I'll be sure that they never need to apologize on my account from here out.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 24, 2021 11:12 AM (nfrXX)

509 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 11:09 AM (Do5/p)

Boeing management was stunned that 8% of its workforce filed exemption requests. They had wargamed 2%, which means that's what they assumed they could lose without feeling the pinch.

The exemptions were filed from every type of employee: engineers down to factory workers

Posted by: kallisto at November 24, 2021 11:12 AM (DJFLF)

510 Nood.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 24, 2021 11:12 AM (/+bwe)

511 On the phone (in hold queue) with Verizon Tech Support.

Thanks for the always poignant and humorous help.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 11:12 AM (4I/2K)

512 In the meantime, how long will it take for them to take up my case and get the company to give my job back?

This is why I liked the way the 5th was handling the employer mandate.

There is literally no downside to putting an injunction on these mandates - hell Biden already did it so it wouldn't impact Christmas.

Is there any update on the cases against the other two Biden diktats?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (ESjRY)

513 If, when I park, I feel there is any kind of an incline, I put on the (electric) parking brake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021
*
I wonder how they work in a situation where the battery dies?
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at November 24, 2021


***
No doubt I am scroooed

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (txdEq)

514 They're wrong. All those roads lead away from Rome.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Nope.

You...you can't there from here

Posted by: Miklos in Rome, GA at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (QzkSJ)

515 I could train my seagull to poop on people. Instead of a little hood, he wears a little diaper until he's ready to fly.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (UuD2k)

516 Gorilla Channel

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (j40lz)

517 My phone is kaput. It gets stuck on the Verizon logo while booting up. Have to take out the battery to stop it. Flip phone.

Put it in a bag of rice and then in the freezer for 18.5 hours.
Posted by: Roland THTG at November 24, 2021 11:08 AM (j40lz)


Did you get the Jab? Phones won't work unless you are jabbed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (9HRiP)

518 They were built for the Legions to begin their wars of conquest. Often built by the first Legion to travel them. Many still solid and in use today.
Posted by: Fox2! at November 24, 2021 11:11 AM (qyH+l)

This. Appian way was first constructed to make campaigning against the Samnites easier and quicker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (csEWM)

519 So if I wanted to find out the details of my childhood immunizations, I'd have to call my mom and find out if she still has that documentation. Does anyone really keep that stuff, since, after high school, no one asks about that information?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

I had to get them all again last year (Yeah chemo!) and no one gave me any card or anything.

Posted by: Bete at November 24, 2021 11:13 AM (Ojki1)

520 If, when I park, I feel there is any kind of an incline, I put on the (electric) parking brake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

The New Orleans Alamo doesn't have an incline!

Posted by: Miklos' Big Adventure at November 24, 2021 11:14 AM (QzkSJ)

521 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:14 AM (txdEq)

522 That's the reality millions are facing with this decision. Companies are banking on people not having the will - or the time and $ - to stand up to this. And they're right. 99% of people don't have the will, time or $ to do so. So the path of least resistance is to go through the religious exemption request process.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton

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

I don't know what the right answer is for you. Everyone is in a different situation. I'm guessing most companies don't really want to be doing this - their HR department probably does - but even the company CEO's would probably rather not have to deal with all this. My guess is many companies will not fall through with the terminations after receiving "new advice" and some will end up hiring people back when they realize they need people.

I'd say this - if you are truly someone who has value - you will likely be fine whether at current company or a new one.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at November 24, 2021 11:15 AM (sX1BW)

523 511 On the phone (in hold queue) with Verizon Tech Support.

Thanks for the always poignant and humorous help.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 24, 2021 11:12 AM (4I/2

I predict that they tell you there is nothing they can do and offer to set you up with getting a new phone.

Which really this week is probably the week you can't beat getting a new phone. Maybe can even get a flip phone too.

Posted by: Buzzion at November 24, 2021 11:16 AM (fiH+I)

524 Biden appears to read instruction off teleprompter: 'End of quote'
By Joe Tacopino[ November 23, 2021 9:28pm Updated
President Biden appeared to have a "Ron Burgundy" moment Tuesday while reading a speech about gas prices off a Teleprompter.

Biden was compared to the fictional newscaster from the movie "Anchorman" when he recited the words "end of quote" after referencing a statement from the CEO of Walmart.

"And, by the way, you may have heard the CEO of Walmart yesterday on the steps we've taken. He said, and I quote, 'The combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful,'" Biden said in the speech.

"He went on to say, 'All the way through the supply chain, there's ... a lot of innovation.' Because of the actions we've taken, things have begun to change. End of quote."

The president then moved on to the next sentence.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at November 24, 2021 11:18 AM (UHVv4)

525 469 I admitted I'd been vaccinated, as a child, for smallpox and DPT;

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

As part of my Continuing Education Requirement, I am taking an on-line class. They banned me because I had not given proof of childhood vaccinations. Like I remember or have records.


They kindly offered to get me the same childhood shots at no charge.

Posted by: Even Miklos can't make this stuff up at November 24, 2021 11:04 AM (QzkSJ)

When I was a child, immunity was conferred by actually getting the disease. That's why girls would have a party at the house of girls who had German Measles, so they would be immune when they reached childbearing age.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 24, 2021 11:18 AM (qyH+l)

526 Gorilla

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 11:19 AM (KAi1n)

527 Lie like a Persian rug. They -- Personnel, your bosses, the government -- are under no obligation to tell you the truth, are they?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 24, 2021 11:05 AM

Yep, I know. I'll do it, just aggravating is all. But, I'll bag my irritation, lie my ass off and then get back to work, blinders on to all the insanity, illogic and madness around me.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 24, 2021 11:22 AM (Do5/p)

528 473. Just read some of the responses to the Heaven Hill Rittenhouse Rye whiny weasel words putting down people celebrating Kyle's acquittal.

So many of these liquor companies are now being run by second, third and fourth generation wokesters. Love many of the responses to them.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 24, 2021 11:22 AM (TuHbE)

529 Gorgeous painting. I love Bierstadt's romanticized, dream-like landscapes, and his brilliant use of light, perhaps most spectacularly exemplified in his "Estes Park, Colorado 1869".

Posted by: Paco at November 24, 2021 11:33 AM (njExo)

530 A blast from the past... Is that Rainier to the right? It looks familiar

Posted by: t-bird at November 24, 2021 11:54 AM (l0Lgi)

531 I live in a close range with Mt Shasta a Active Volcano its the only double cone Volcano within the Cotinental U.S. and i have seen it up close it and Black Butte also a Volcano But i can still rememeber when St Helen's Eurupted back in MAY 1980 we even had a small jar of Volcanic Ash

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 24, 2021 06:13 PM (FLiOE)

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