My new thing is to try to get good pictures of Rosie. They’re not very easy to get because she shares both my disposition and my feeling about cameras, but I got two good ones tonight:
She looks rather peaceful and happy, which lasted all of about ten seconds because I moved in for a close shot and she immediately started to look away because she was just OVER my shit:
She’s a good dog.
Major Major Major Major
And a comfy-looking bed to boot, good for her.
I guess I’ll just postpone my Samwise thread then :)
That’s beautiful picture.
Foolish question, you probably turn the camera sound off on your phone/device to take her picture right? My dog avoided the phone and ipad like mad when it was pointed at him because he hated that noise. Eventually I tuned in to the reason and turned it off.
Open thread? Curioser and curioser.
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@NotMax: This is surprising to anyone?
She’s a beauty.
@Adam L Silverman: It’s surprising she’s still alive.
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@PJ: I’m a bit surprised. Most likely part of the deal with Derispaska is that he pays to keep her alive in jail and he pays to buy her out of the charges.
On the more positive news front –
And then there’s Maud.
@Adam L Silverman: Maybe there was some evidence in the hands of third-parties that would have come out in the event of her sudden demise.
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@PJ: I do not know.
So good to see Rosie! Has she relaxed with you all over time?
Woman at Trudeau function heckles Justin about paying for “illegal immigrants”, Trudeau calls her racist: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-defends-racism-comments-1.4792040
@Major Major Major Major: Aww, don’t wait too long – I love Samwise pix! He’s a handsome boy–
Rosie is such a sweetie-boo – glad you’ve been able to snag some photos, John.
Another good Paul Krugman piece; related to the one a couple of days ago (18 Aug).
The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia (Aug. 20, 2018)
He also includes an interesting point about bad faith arguments and a common characteristic of people who make them:
Also of interest is a Eric Levitz NYMag piece today(?): Trump’s Base Has Become Too Delusional for the GOP’s Own Good
Original has a bunch of hyperlinks. It manages to cover similar territory without mentioning climate change. TBH, I have a hard time with mental modeling of people who can (and do) coerce their minds to Believe such arguments.
So beautiful ? ?
Anyone else po’ed that the mobile version of bj has been shitcanned? It was much stabler than desktop.
Rosie-Roo! She’s the best. She looks adorable.
Thanks for Rosiepix. At first, she probably thought Cole was bringing more fish. Was on to his tricks by the second shot.
Look at Rosie’s bright eyes and lovely paw action. Great pic!
OT: Puget Sound had a brief break from the forest fire smoke over the weekend, but now it’s back and raining little ash bits. Very eerie, red sun & moon, and not changing until Wednesday.
Storm Alliance are Nazi’s.
I wish the CBC would stop pussyfooting around on that issue.
@Adam L Silverman:
Thai gaols are are bit like 18th Century gaols.
They can be a hellhole, or with the application of a bit of baht they can be converted into, if not luxury, then at least a Motel 6.
Good news! University of North Carolina students topple treason monument protected by Republican legislators.
@Beautifulplumage: The smoke has been slowly building here in the Willamette Valley since sometime last night. We’re also looking forward to Wednesday’s fresh air off the Pacific. I’ve seen reports of smoke today even on the Coast.
The new version is kind of okay on my phone, but it won’t load on my iPad that has a much older version of iOS on it. It just keeps trying to reload until it fails.
It’s the fucking video ads. They keep force reloading the page. I sent Cole screenshots of the 3 I could see earlier.
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
@NotMax: Maud, Baud …
Who can tell the difference?
Can we deport him to Canada?
@Comrade Colette Collaboratrice:
Maud & Baud? They need a third: Daungerous To Know.
@Amir Khalid: Shhhh, that’s jl’s code name.
Thanks for the Rosie pix, they are excellent. She looks so much healthier these days.
I just read someone’s defense of coal power on strategic grounds. They used the phrase “the bad guys”. Trump diehards have the critical thinking skills of an eight year old on a sugar rush, and have no grasp of the multiple factors pulling their worldview apart. They just interpret Trump as promising no change.
Space Force will run entirely on coal.
Whoo was a good birthday overall.
Some kind soul got me a new keyboard; and my nerdy friends ended up getting me a total of 6 booster boxes, and a fat pack.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: The Maud is a fitting simple of Baud 2016!, Baud 2020! and probably all future Baud campaigns. Try to show some respect for the great wrecks of history (including me!), young man.
@Fair Economist: I read about Silent Sam earlier today. It was one of the hundreds of mass produced anonymous yeoman Confederate soldier statues put up. IIRC, it was put up in 1913, for Jim Crow and white supremacy, not really to commemorate any real Civil War history. Not much of a loss.
@jl: Oh silly jl, the Baud!2020 campaign will not be an old sea going wreck, it’ll be a coal fired space ship.
Someone should mention that coal-fired spaceships are 19th century, Jules Verne-era tech.
@Amir Khalid: We have to show sensitivity to the good voters of West By God Virginia.
Reminded of Boilerplate (and others of his ilk), one of the earliest and greatest internet faux history sites.
Just One More Canuck
@L85NJGT: you broke him, you bought him
May I suggest the following for capturing great photo’s of anxious/agile quadrupeds: Video them and then scan through the individual frames until you find the best (there may be many, this is a Warning) and do a screen save. Then delete the video, or save it if you want. Also works great with bipedal hominids and other forms of wonder in nature.
Their good dogs, Brunt.