Dawn in Paris. #NotreDame is still standing. Hurt yet magnificent. pic.twitter.com/7oPUXPKX0H
— Agnes Poirier (@AgnesCPoirier) April 16, 2019
The stained glass that seems to have survived the fire of Notre Dame https://t.co/43ea4dVk0F pic.twitter.com/8yn4mAOS3G
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 16, 2019
Crazy photo of the altar inside Notre Dame, by Reuters' Philippe Wojazer pic.twitter.com/KjRPSVKJRA
— Stefan Becket (@becket) April 15, 2019
Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can. pic.twitter.com/SpMEvv1BzB
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 15, 2019
“Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping the speed of desperation could outrun the flames.
“They had 66 minutes.” https://t.co/taQ2Hpm56i
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 16, 2019
The fire department in Paris followed a protocol: Save the people, save the art, save the altar, save what furniture you can, then focus on the structure, in that order. They know what can be rebuilt and what can't.
— Michael … .-.. .- …- .. – -.-. …. (@_theek_) April 15, 2019
The steeple and the beams supporting it are 160 years old, and oaks for new beams awaits at Versailles, the grown replacements for oaks cut to rebuild after the revolution.
— Michael … .-.. .- …- .. – -.-. …. (@_theek_) April 15, 2019
One tiny bit of good news in the tragedy. "For the last half-decade or so, an architectural historian named Andrew Tallon worked with laser scanners to capture the entirety of the cathedral’s interior and exterior in meticulous 3D point clouds." https://t.co/FTa9ApibH3
— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) April 16, 2019
"In the end, [the medievals] who witnessed this destruction looked into the catastrophe and saw a challenge, one they met time and time again with stone and mortar, illuminated by colored glass, that vaulted toward the sky." #twitterstorians https://t.co/VvIebKPvqR
— ???????? ???????????????? (@prof_gabriele) April 15, 2019
As the 3 church congregations in Louisiana begin to recover please join us in supporting their rebuilding efforts.
Donations can be mailed to:
Seventh District Baptist Association
PO Box 281
Ville Platte, La
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) April 13, 2019
Good Morning, Everyone ???
I read a story yesterday about the Priest who led the way to save the artifacts. He had spent time in a war zone, so maybe that’s why he didn’t panic about the fire. And, the firemen?????
Glad to see the “blech”??
@rikyrah: Good morning.
I remember a colleague who grew up in Normandy was telling me once about an armoire that had been in his family for 400 years. And he wasn’t some nobility or some such — just a middle-class guy from a middle-class family. This idea of time, of history, of planning ahead for centuries, is so cool. It’s a pity we can’t do that for climate change …. I mean, even a few decades out. Sigh.
I should be asleep but tonight sleep eludes me, as it sometimes does.
I read that Notre Dame has $400 million pledged for rebuilding, and the three churches in Louisiana have $400,000. The contrast is stark. It’s going to take more than $400k to restore those three churches.
@Chetan Murthy: Those oaks probably aren’t old enough to replace the 12 x 12 beams that burned, but the beams can be replaced by a lighter-weight steel structure similar to what was used when Chartre lost its roof in a fire not too many years ago.
Russell Wilson is now the highest paid football player in the NFL.
It’s worse than that.
Some 400 years ago, a forest was replanted for the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris. Foresters bent and shaped oaks for genereations, filed reports, which were ignored.
Kinda reminds me how the RSSA discovered climate change in 1912.
@Jay: I have no idea what this means?
At the end of one of the major renovations, a Forester was appointed, and the cut over area, was replanted. The forester, and those who worked under him, applied weights and other aspects to the trees to create natural curved beams and crooks, to restore the ceiling.
When you cut a curved beam out of straight wood, it’s much weaker , ( up to 97%) weaker than a tree grown into a matching curve.
The Forester got a stipend, got to issue an annual report, and was ignored.
All the trees that are needed to restore the church, were planted and tended, a long time ago, and ignored.
Almost a metaphore for some thing.
@Baud: Good for them.
@Jay: I’m still unclear too. Are those trees now available? Or not? Sometimes being ignored is the best thing possible.
Y’all are just too stupid to understand The Parable of the Trees.
They have been available for a while.
200 some years.
Nobody talked to or paid attention to “the tree guy” or read his reports.
@Baud: Can’t argue with that!
968,237 now for the three churches. Keep giving!
Does that mean the tree guy is going to get a bigger stipend?
@rikyrah: Good morning ?!
Looks like decent weather with no frost predicted, so today if it doesn’t rain I already have to mow my lawn ?
If it’s too wet I can still start planting some of the things that were delivered too early because I made another raised bed on the south side of the house where the most sun is. Going to ignore politics today.
@rikyrah: The Parisian firemen are very nice looking. It is good to know that they are also good at their jobs.
Good morning, everyone.
@Lapassionara: Trust but verify. Google has several images that seem to confirm your analysis. lol
I sense a wall calendar in time for the holidays.
French fashion models need day jobs.
Steve in the ATL
@Baud: I got a really strange call yesterday from a union president complaining that we were paying too much for certain jobs. As Napoleon noted, never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake….
‘Calling bullshit’: the college class on how not to be duped by the news
@Steve in the ATL:
Trump’s negotiating style is catching on!
@Steve in the ATL: The old, “I may be poor white trash but at least I’m not a ni….” game updated for today’s oligarchy.
May I take a quick moment to say how much I Ioathe the appellation Mayor Pete? Makes him sound like the on air host of a two-bit after school cartoon show on a high number UHF station.
Full disclosure: He is not currently near the top of my list; broken glass and all that.
Gin & Tonic
@Chetan Murthy: There’s a church I visited in Rohatyn, western Ukraine. An average parish, nothing monumental. Wooden church. Built in the 1590’s. History is on a different time scale in Europe than in the US.
i don’t beleive this is actually true, the person who first said it has retracted it.
@JPL: and the uniforms!
@Baud: maybe so, although I see very few women among their ranks.
Predictable: Iran parliament brands US troops in Middle East as terrorist
When it comes to choosing candidates, horoscopes, tea leaves and chicken entrails (‘randomly’ 3-D printed, of course) will be fully back in vogue.
@NotMax: that’s what he’s been called in South Bend for 8 years, and of course it’s because his last name is hard to pronounce. It’s not a new thing.
Edit: and please let’s not do another thread about him.
Ceci n est pas mon nym
Amazing to see that picture of the rose window intact. Because when I heard “the windows have melted” that’s the one I pictured collapsing.
The Louisiana church fund has hit nearly $1 M in 6 days. We are still that country of good people. The deplorables are not winning.
Not to belabor the point but that’s what I don’t capische. It’s still a conundrum after 8 years? How are people supposed to learn how it is pronounced unless they hear it?
So I shouldn’t rebrand myself as Balloon Juice Baud!?
@Baud: No, but BJ Baud might work.
For a campaign song in that case, you’d need change only one key word.
Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
Oh but they’re innocent, innocent I tell you!
When an entity rests it’s claims of innocence on the basis that 2 newspapers knew more about it’s operations than it did, the air is pretty thick with the stench of guilt.
Republicans are less dug in in state legislatures too. You still see bipartisan bills. Ohio has a pretty good school funding bill that is moving and it was drafted by a Republican and a Democrat. It might pass. If it’s a big national issue where there’s lots of grifters and orgs on the Right (guns and abortion in Ohio) they’re too beholden to national and won’t move but if it’s something like education or infrastructure they will. States are a good investment for small donors. Unlike the US Congress where you need a majority or you get nothing, just a critical mass of Democrats can get something in a state legislature.
IMO, the “coordinated campaigns” help a lot, because Democrats (infuriatingly) have “ballot drop-off” where they vote for the top of the ticket and then stop. Voting. They leave the rest of the ballot blank. So if you can tack some state candidates onto the national races and get people to vote down-ballot you’re leveraging the money spent in the national races to get state people elected.
On a more jocular note, there didn’t seem any pressing need to call Pufnstuf “Mayor H.”
@?BillinGlendaleCA: B.J. Baud sounds dignified and presidential. That might be harmful for a campaign these days.
I hate us sometimes. And sometimes, I understand why other people hate us too.
@JPL: BJ Baud would still get snickers from 12 yo boys.
FOX, of course, will insist on mispronouncing it as Bah-OOD.
They’re not saying “boo.” They’re saying “Bah-OOD.”
I myself use a kind of ratio. I give small donations to national elections, because they have the huge lists, and larger ones to state elections, because they need more from each donor. If we could flip it, where people would “max” on the small races in their area and give smaller amounts to the national races it would make more sense.
(furtive whisper) “His name is a killing word.”
Uh huh ?
Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
When Black folks in the south decide the nominee in 2020, people #onhere are going to be BIG MAD like you’ve never seen. Watch for low key racist rhetoric about how the “conservative southern states shouldn’t be allowed to stop a progressive.” You know its coming and from who. https://twitter.com/marcushjohnson/status/1118265410573471745?s=17
Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) Tweeted:
REPORTER: Congresswoman Omar says your video led to direct threats on her life. Any second thoughts?
TRUMP: “No, not at all.” https://t.co/wiSNptg0F3 https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1118120413895196672?s=17
It’s actually a common term. Former Congressman Mike Capuano (replaced by Ayanna Pressley) is often called Mayor Mike, after his tenure in Somerville. And his last name isn’t hard to pronounce.
chris evans (@notcapnamerica) Tweeted:
Andrew Sullivan is a racist and a misogynist.
I also wouldn’t be surprised if he was under the influence of something during this segment.
Why did @HardballChris allow him to interrupt and condescendingly dismiss @ZerlinaMaxwell ? https://t.co/ftu05FK3Ij https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1118330585305501696?s=17
I am not sure pronunciation is the issue. I think the temptation to make butt jokes out of Buttigieg is. Especially, since he has come out as gay.
Technically accurate. One cannot have second thoughts without there being first thoughts. //
Newsweek (@Newsweek) Tweeted:
Bernie Sanders says Democrats will lose 2020 election if they continue to focus on Donald Trump https://t.co/jWQ1Nw5vNI https://t.co/WNFeS6Q6lN https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/1118288002839732225?s=17
Notre Dame is going to have more than enough money. $845M pledged in 24 hours. I hope they do something good with the excess.
Are you telling me that hurling buckets of water from flying trucks was not a part of the plan. Sad!
Democrats didn’t focus on Donald Trump in ’18. Where was Bernie Sanders?
I love how he eagerly plays right into whatever the media narrative is. Bernie Sanders just happens to agree with everything political media say about Democrats, and he pronounces it like it’s some great, unique insight he came up with.
What does he think about infighting and his campaign’s penchant for labeling all of his opponents as horrible, corrupt sell-outs? Might that cause a loss?
Perhaps I’m spoiled from living in Hawaii where, when it comes to politicians, last names of sometimes 12 or even many more letters, plus ‘okinas (single quote marks), are on the ballots.
@gene108: as an obnoxious, apparently homophobic commenter has done repeatedly here.
But this is my third year living in South Bend and I never heard him called anything else by anyone.
@NotMax: Hawaiian names are hella difficult to me, so yeah.
@Kay: he’s in it to sabotage while raking in more money, plain and simple.
@Another Scott: NotreDame’s reconstruction is likely to end up between $2 and $3 billion. The lower number if they decide to use steel to replace the roof timbers, more if they use the “Versaille Oaks” option. But to do this in 5 years will be expensive, under the “Pick 2: Good, Fast or Cheap” constraint.
The big issues are dealing with the remaining vaults (and don’t tell me that that stone isn’t damaged, and how the F are they getting those burned beams off the stone to check), and getting most or all all of the vault stone replaced. And designing and building an appropriate fire-proofing regimen for the space above the vaults.
Edited for spelling
His answer wasn’t even responsive to the question. The question was “have Democrats gone too far Left, like the Tea Party?”
Sanders responds to that with a generic attack on Democrats, that all “Democrats” do is attack Donald Trump. Which isn’t at all true, listening to the other candidates and watching 2018, but it’s hugely important to Sanders to constantly distinguish himself from “Democrats” as a whole.
Shit, did I miss the Rapture? Where’s everyone?
Edit, never mind.
@NotMax: Better the Hawaiian problem than Croatian; a consonant-vowel exchange between those two languages would work wonders for the rest of us.
@Kay: Wilmer is a troll against Democrats.
Against Donnie and his minions, he’s a tut-tutting bystander.
I’m sure Donnie is quaking in his boots.
Speaking of bullshit: Cheating men’s face shapes can give it away, study suggests
Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) Tweeted:
Um..how did this not come up during Barr’s confirmation hearings? “A few of Barr’s previous employers are connected to key subjects in the probe. …his financial ties to companies linked to aspects of the Russia investigation raise [recusal] questions…” https://t.co/yIeuKrw0Nr https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/1118319277042556929?s=17
The name change applications published in the legal notices of the paper are sometimes grinworthy.
“Bernice Ma’alao’oni Kalaneana’ole-Humumunukunukuapua’a has been granted a change of name to Ethel Ma’alao’wani Kalaneana’ole-Humumunukunukuapua’a.”
@FlyingToaster: I don’t doubt that it is going to be expensive. Hand craftsmanship always is, especially on a relatively quick deadline.
Macron says it’s going to be rebuilt in 5 years, and I’m sure he’ll find the money to do it. Paris and France will pay whatever is necessary (even if it takes more than 5 years). And that is appropriate. Nearly $1B in 24 hours shows that they can (and almost certainly will) raise the money needed.
The unstated point I was trying to make is that they’re having absolutely no difficulty in raising the money. We can and should be able to spend a small fraction of that to help people here without all the press coverage who are also suffering. (And we can do both, of course.) It’s not always clear that we (as a people) are as willing to help those that don’t get a lot of visibility in the press…
Cue Car Talk.
Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic says Democrats will lose 2020 election if they continue to allow Bernie Sanders to fuck it up.
@Kay: Like Trump in 2016, Sanders has a base-only strategy. He figures if he solidifies his base, he’ll emerge with a plurality in a large field and win the nomination. It’s not the dumbest strategy ever, I guess — I mean, it’s possible he could win the primary that way. It’s bad for the party, but he doesn’t give a shit about that. It’s a risk for the country, because a fractured party could lead to a Trump win. Looks like Sanders doesn’t give a shit about that either.
Apparently “still standing” is the same as “sound as the day it was quarried”//
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…… And I’ve got some beach front property in Florida. Also trump is the 2nd coming of Jesus.
Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) Tweeted:
Has anyone else noticed that the media has kind of soured on Beto ever since he started calling Trump a racist? Quite telling. https://twitter.com/MattMurph24/status/1118355007785586689?s=17
Bernice to Ethyl??
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
@rikyrah: yet he has no problem “focusing” on Democrats.
His national press secretary:
Briahna Joy Gray Retweeted
[email protected] on some of the enemies he is trying to overcome:
Democrats are literally number two on their enemies list. Apparently Nancy Pelosi is worse than the “military industrial complex”. If he had any integrity he would run as an independent.
I wonder who they blame if they win the nomination and lose the general. Well, I don’t wonder, really. Number Two on the enemies list will get the blame. Now that they’ve bravely defeated Neera Tandens mother it’s on to the other enemies!
@Kay: Maybe we could convince Wilmer and Howard Schultz to run together, since they supposedly have so many enemies in common and so much to offer America?
Better still, maybe we could convince them both to travel together in a beat up Piper Cub with a dubious maintenance history? That “ain’t easy” either ;)
Unfuckingbelievable that we have so many younger, newer candidates – people who haven’t been in DC for 40 years like Sanders, people from all over the country instead of a tiny white state in the northeast that isn’t in any way representative of the country as a whole, and yet Sanders portrays them as the “Democratic establishment”.
It’s too much. It’s just too depressing.
I’ll tell you where he wasn’t….going out there, full throttle in support of the Democratic Wave.
He was NOT THERE.
I said back then, that he was hoping that the Democrats would lose in 2018, so that we would be ‘forced’ to see him as some kind of Savior.
That we did what we did in 2018, WITHOUT HIM…
He should have to name the members of the Democratic establishment who are his enemies. This group consists of people. Who are they? Do they include his opponents in the primary? I have to hand it to Trump. He named his enemies in the GOP. Bernie is too chickenshit to do the same. He’ll just smear every Democrat who is not Bernie Sanders, by association with the hated Democratic Party.
@OzarkHillbilly: Likewise, I’m sure.
@NotMax: Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern-
Interesting prediction from the guy who thinks he’s going to be the Democratic nominee. (chin scratching emoji)
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
of the enemies list, he never says anything negative about republicans. Just think, when Dubya was president he never said a word of criticism. Oh, but he no problem attacking Obama all the time. Even after he left office, Wilmer still found ways to attack personally Obama, while keeping arms length away from Dump.
I really have no problem with people who fight. I myself am often oppositional. But I don’t have any respect for people who fight the way Bernie Sanders fights. It’s cowardly and dishonest. I had nothing but sympathy for Clinton in her debates with Bernie. I KNOW that feeling. He would look at the camera and call her corrupt and a liar, she’d look right at him and call him on it, and he’d turn back to her and pretend he hadn’t just done it, often using his hands to portray this patronizing fucking “what am I to DO with this crazy woman?” emotion to the audience. She was furious and she was right to be furious. It’s bullshit. It’s how cowards fight.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
@Kay: They asked Comic book guy (his campaign manager who runs a comic book store) that question not too long ago and he named a couple of obscure Clinton staffers (who I’ve never heard off).
@David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch:
If it’s just a couple of Clinton staffers then why are they second on the Bernie enemies list? A couple of Clinton staffers are more powerful than the military industrial complex? Wow. Neera Tanden’s mother has a lot of fucking clout. No wonder the NYTimes sought her out to trick her.
That’s right. Name them.
@rikyrah: That is truly an excellent point: the 2018 Dem wave came in and throughly swamped the Trumpublicans and WHERE. WAS. BERNIE? Out there doin’ nothing but complaining as usual.
REAL Democrats do the work!
Bernie Sanders is as big a danger to the country if he becomes the nominee as the other New Yorker who sits in the WH.
1. His nomination will destroy the Democratic party.
2. Even If he manages to win, his vacuous policies will be as bad for the country as T’s are and will give any left of center policies a bad name for a long time to come
3. He is not a team player, he will not get much passed through Congress.
Conclusion: He must not be allowed to win the nomination.
He is the T of the left and a Russian stooge/ true-believer.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Kay: @rikyrah: That too: “Name them, Bernie!” Should be a chant/tweet/comment back at Wilmer at every opportunity.
Back to my previous point about Sanders and Schultz: if they’re so “independent” and have so very much to offer the country…why do they first, last, and always tee off on Democrats? It’s kind of odd, hmm?
I would just like to register my disapproval of this. It’s nice that Warren gives to charity but the whole idea is it isn’t compulsory and it’s supposed to be “charitable” when means you don’t get to use it to hit other people over the head or elevate yourself. To be clear I don’t think WARREN is doing this- she’s just the comparison.
I was not taken with Beto but I do not care, at all, that he doesn’t give his money away. I just want people to pay taxes. Other than that, they’re on their own.
Uh huh ??
Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) Tweeted:
“When a Fox News anchor described Mr. Sanders…as ‘a staunch supporter’ of Ms. Omar, the senator balked.
“‘Hold it, hold it, hold it,’ Mr. Sanders insisted. ‘I’ve talked to Ilhan about twice in my life.’”
It ain’t all about the timing of tweets, folks.
And I feel like people should know how this whole “charity” thing has gotten gross, because Trump and DeVos do it- where they make a big show out of donating their pay. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s a bragging right.
Very curious indeed. Not a bad word about Republicans…..sigh…
nothing you wrote is a lie.
@germy: Italy has enough problems without that shitheel being there. I’m glad the local village is protesting.
Is it just me, or is she an Old Azz looking 18??
The devil is a lie…she ain’t 18.
Colorado schools close after woman, 18, ‘obsessed’ with Columbine massacre bought firearms in the state just days before the mass shooting’s 20th anniversary as FBI hunt her and her father begs her to come home
Schools in Denver have cancelled classes for Wednesday as search continues
Columbine High School was on lockdown Tuesday due to a ‘credible threat’
Police are hunting teen Sol Pais, said to be ‘armed and extremely dangerous’
Her dad Gardi Pais said he thought the teen may have a ‘mental problem’
‘They are looking for her. Please come home’, he told DailyMail.com
The FBI are tonight searching the Florida home she shares with her parents
Sol is said to be ‘infatuated with the Columbine school shooting’, reports say
And a neighbor told DailyMail.com she is a ‘strange girl, quiet and withdrawn’
Described as a white female, approximately 5’5′ in height, with brown hair
FBI investigated at least 20 other schools days before 20th anniversary
Mass shooting at the school killed 12 students and a teacher on April 20, 1999
By BEN ASHFORD IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and LAUREN FRUEN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 15:40 EDT, 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 04:43 EDT, 17 April 2019
I was thinking the same thing. No way she’s 18. She looks older than 30. Either the press has it wrong, or she was born when she was 12.
@schrodingers_cat: Is a person who has lived in Vermont for over 50 years really a New Yorker?
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
That’s great, he’s already running away from her.
He’s so sensitive about the feelings of racist Dump voters.
@Kay: It’s more gross than that: they don’t even donate their own money! At least Trumpov doesn’t, and he’s been called on it so many times. Even while in office. I think it was 2017 when he said he’d give, approximately, $1M dollars to veterans orgs? And they never got the money? Took the media’s reporting on that to finally make him cough up some money. And then he was using the Trump Foundation to enrich himself.
He was trying to use all of that “charity” to buy himself into the higher NYC social circles and they still rejected him because he’s a fucking asshole/pig (which is saying something with that crowd).
I had the same thought, but when I was in 9th grade I had a friend who was 6’+ and had a full beard. He bought all our beer.
@Gin & Tonic: First laugh of the morning, thanks, and seconded.
Re: the timbers, someone told me about Oxford University; a regular maintenance check showed some rot in roof timbers in one of the buildings. Went to the finance office, they looked it up, the replacement timbers had been planted 500 years before. You know, go to lot 3 in the West Forest and cut what you need kind of thing.
We can’t seem to think 5 years out.
Gin & Tonic
@Omnes Omnibus: The minute he opens his mouth he is.
@Kay: I agree. I want people to be transparent on their finances if they run for office and pay their taxes. That’s a minimum requirement. Additional charitable giving is nice, but then you get into all sorts of judgemental bullshit about whether the charity was “worthy” or whether tithing to a church counts. No thanks.
I’m not a high income person, so I don’t even bother listing my charitable giving on my taxes, it’s irrelevant because it won’t meet the threshold (especially since I don’t track it to begin with. Maybe it would if it did, but who cares, really?).
Bernie wants Dems to fail. Period.
According to New Yorkers in 2016: Hell no.
@Omnes Omnibus: @Gin & Tonic: Thanks, that’s what I was going to say. Transplanted New Yorker if that makes you happy.
Also what’s with all the yelling? Another thing he has in common with the Orange, in addition to the crazy hair and weird hand gestures.
I have not lived in Mumbai for over two decades but at heart I am still a Mumbaikar, its in my blood. I know the old city like the back of my hand and am fifth generation Mumbaikar on one side and sixth or seventh on the other. If I have to point to one place that has shaped me more than any other, it has to be the city of my birth.
We’re about to lose the Dewey Cheatem and Howe building (temporarily) to reconstruction; they’re taking most of that block and doing a gut/replace. I’m pretty sure that the window will be back afterwards.
Maddow spent almost 30 minutes laying out how Barr is a phucking liar and has done this before.
Tomorrow will NOT be the Mueller Report. It will be BARR REDACTED GARBAGE.
Barr HAS NO CREDIBILITY.
Barr record of deception for Bush calls credibility into question
Rachel Maddow looks back at how William Barr in 1989 as assistant attorney general, declared documents sought by Congress to be confidential and offered his personal summary instead, only to have his ruse exposed years later when the real document was released.
I don’t understand the need to rebuild Notre Dame exactly as it was. I understand the desire to do so, but the need? Not so much. Honestly I would think that adding modern components to the rebuild would be a good thing. But then again, I’m not trying to live in the mideval era.
@rikyrah: Don’t worry. The lawsuits are already written up and we now have a Dubya Federal Judge who may well require his need to see the entire unredacted report. The full report will come out. Trump & Republicans are fighting a rear guard battle for time.
BS voted for indefinite detention and he wants to increase detention facilities at the border. On immigration he is almost as bad as the Orange Glow.
How they rebuilt York Minster: Cathedral’s rise from the ashes of 1984 fire inspires hope that Notre Dame will return to its full glory after devastating inferno
@OzarkHillbilly: Oddly enough, the only people who seem to think that are the US press. When I read BBC/Guardian or HerrDoktor reads the French papers, they seem to think that they have two shortcuts: the imaging from Professor Tollan and the source quarries and trees are already available. The leaded glass folks need work. So now it’s just going to be the next year clearing everything the hell out, making sure the upper walls aren’t damaged (no visible cracks, which means dick-all and they’re going to be up there with structural engineers and ultrasound to make fucking sure), and then they think 4 years of rebuild. But they haven’t discussed the spire, and they haven’t discussed fireproofing. So while design work can go on while they’re clearing and diagnosing, it’s going to have to change depending upon what they find, and that pushes the timeline down the road.
I do believe it can be done in 8 years. I don’t think it can be done in 5.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
@Cacti: He literally doesn’t even know how to use the subway.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
@schrodingers_cat: He even voted for Dump’s racist wall (Senate vote #25 vote #26)
It takes enormous self-discipline for me to properly pronounce Buttigieg’s name (I hope, anyway — I’m going with Buddha-Judge for the moment). Personally, I think it’s because there are no English words that end in a G pronounced like J, and damned few where a G situated between two vowels is. Consequently, whenever I see his name, my brain says BUTT-gig, which would be problematic even if he weren’t gay.
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
Got a very bad feeling about expansion of US mining rights “in tandem” w/ gutting the EPA and going after public lands. US mining co’s in Central America …. .
More accurately, she spent 30 minutes giving 6 minutes worth of information, the rest spent repeating the same backstory in multiple ways. Then the guest she had booked to speak to it got maybe 3 minutes. Not her program’s best presentation.
Should I know that patchouli-encrusted wanker?
@NotMax: She loves to belabor the obvious. Its her style. I used to find her boring.
@kindness: Yeah, let’s take advantage of the fire and just knock the whole thing down. Maybe replace it with something modern with plenty of underground parking.
Prob big debate about wood of course.
Find myself growing more and more fed up with her producers’ apparent assumption that her audience was born yesterday, especially when it gives short shrift to knowledgeable guests.
Also, a thought experiment: What would be worse for most political candidates and especially for candidates (of either party) who want to appeal to moderate voters? Little to no charitable giving? Or sizeable donations that included money given to groups that were in any way controversial? For example, here in Mississippi, I think any candidate who gave even a penny to Planned Parenthood or NARAL would be completely unelectable.
@Aleta: Wood, especially hardwoods like oak, is only a problem if you don’t also add some kind of fire-suppression system to the attic, as it were.
If you could have a fire alarm go off and they flood the attic with fire-retardant foam, that works great. Or you could use steel and foam, or a combination of every damn thing. So long as you can starve an incipient fire of oxygen, you can make it all work. But you need to figure out how to integrate a fire-suppression system into this, and that is not a trivial enterprise. And note: I’m not talking water. I’m pretty sure that water, while preserving the roof frame, would damage the replacement vaults. So something that can pump, expand, and then (hopefully) be sucked out would be the goal, We may be in for some cutting-edge material-science here.
@Cacti: Bernie isn’t a Democrat. I don’t know how many times we have to repeat ourselves, but at this point, I think the party needs to enforce some internal discipline and make sure that our candidates ARE Democrats. Dammit.
Teresa Todd was driving near Marfa Texas, when she was waved down by two siblings who’d not had food or water for two days; a third sibling could barely walk. They were also undocumented & now Todd could be indicted on federal charges of harboring aliens. https://t.co/ETYSekRDCs
— The Appeal (@theappeal) April 17, 2019
Oh, it’s awful – “the percentage of charitable giving should be higher”
What? Was this why we wanted their tax returns? So they could compete on charity? It plays right into the argument the returns should be private, if all we’re going to do with them is inspire dumb questions. The goal was that Beto would spend the next week on this idiocy? What’s his mortgage interest rate and I’ll also need his assessed value versus a market comparison.
@NotMax: You’re giving me very unpleasant flashbacks to some of my contemporaries in college absolutely gushing over that shitshow abomination of a movie. Fuck David Lynch with a rusty pitchfork for what he did with the property.
@Kay: This of course being the same “Democratic establishment ” that he sucks up to when he needs their national infrastructure for little things like running for president.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Sullivan has been the “Hey, look, I’m cool and woke” (even if we weren’t saying woke back then) gay friend to a certain kind of older white guy professional centrist/conservative pundit for twenty years and more. Joe Klein gushed (with self-congratulation) for what seemed like months about how happy he was to attend Andy’s wedding. Also, did you know he went to Oxford? For somebody with Tweety’s status-anxiety, deferring to him is key to getting treated as a peer by someone who triggers his inferiority complex.
(anybody else notice Joe Klein seems to have fallen off the face of the pundit world? I am not complaining)
So tomorrow is Redaction Day
@FlyingToaster: Yup, DCCC, DSCC, DNC, etc. all had years to sort out this BS mess and yet here he is kneecapping dems all over again against the worst traitorous thug in office. Pathetic.
@Gin & Tonic: Zing.
@FlyingToaster: One thing we should remember – Notre Dame was crumbling before the fire. That’s why they were doing the restoration in the first place.
No doubt that the fire made things worse, but a lot of repair work was already planned and underway.
@germy: Bill Barr’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
(via Krugman’s twitter feed).
@Kattails: I remember reading a few years ago about some structure in Japan, perhaps a temple (?) made of wood where parts of it are regularly replaced. The structure itself has been there for centuries but no part of it is original.
@NotMax: @Gravenstone: As a Dune-head, I love how spectacularly awful Lynch’s movie is; I also wonder how Jodoworsky’s Dune would’ve been actualized (the conceptual art is amazing), and I’m really pleased (so far) with how the new Dune movie is coming along. Great cast, but how are they hanmdlimg the material, script wise?
Obligatory: Fuck Kevin J Anderson and Brian Herbert from here ‘till eternity.
@Baud: from the story to which you linked:
so business owners can organize to promote their interests, that’s just fine… but employees wanting to organize to promote their interests? COMMUNISM