My New Mask by John Cole| September 12, 20201:05 pm| 90 CommentsThis post is in: COVID-19 CoronavirusFacebookTweetEmail That is all.
Shut up and take my money!!!!
Gets the message across while offering you protection. nice,
(Post) September 12, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. CHARLOTTESVILLE — Workers used a crane to lift a Confederate statue from its pedestal Saturday morning, as a community marred by racial violence three years ago took a major step in eliminating the divisive symbols of the Civil War.
Crowds cheered at a distance behind metal barricades as the bronze figure of a Confederate soldier known as “At Ready” was taken down after 111 years outside the Albemarle County courthouse.
Earlier, cheers went up from the gathering as bronze plaques came off the sides of the monument and a cannon was hoisted off the ground. The crowd — all wearing masks, many wearing blue Union Civil War caps — chattered and danced to music broadcast by a local radio station over the beeping sound of work trucks moving around the square.
The cheerful scene was, to many, a repudiation of the deadly violence of the Unite the Right rally staged by white supremacists here three years ago.
“This is a magnificent moment,” said local community organizer Don Gathers, 61. “Much of the racial tension, strife and protest we’re seeing across the country emanates from right here in Charlottesville. But now we’re moving the needle in a positive way.”
Albemarle County supervisors voted earlier this summer to take down the figure of a Confederate soldier outside their courthouse, which is located within the city of Charlottesville.
Mom Who Makes Everything Religious Wishes You Didn’t Make Everything so Political
Must be my eyesight but I can’t read it properly.
A Ghost to Most
Good disguise for WV.
In other news:
A 16″ snow knocked the fire down temporarily.
Y’all see Bernie is up to his old tricks criticizing Biden for not hitting pocket book issues. I see this as Bernies dog whistle to his peeps to let them know it’s soon gonna be time for them to sit on their hands and stay home Knew he would do it
@Litlebritdifrnt: Reads: “Front Toward Enemy” It’s what’s written on claymore anti-personnel mines.
Our friends to the North
@Leto: Thank you! I was wondering as well.
@Elie: I saw that article on WaPo. Swapped over to my FB feed and was immediately greeted by an ad from Biden talking about Healthcare. What Bernie criticized him for not talking about. Along with Trumpov, Sandernista needs to go the fuck away. Time for him and Jane to take that second Moscow honeymoon.
@Litlebritdifrnt: “Front Toward Enemy”, as stamped on the face of the Claymore anti personnel mine.
Cole’s mask is camouflage.
Naw. This is the plan he always had. It’s meant to get his followers to start sending out poisonous instructions to keep far left progressives unhappy and at home esp in states like MI WI and PA. What he did to Hillary. Worked well before so why not. Remember he is also Putin’s boy. Just on the left
That claymask should be mine!
We had a protest flotilla on the river yesterday.
Lord Fartdaddy (Formerly, Mumphrey, Smedley Darlington Mingobat, et al.)
Ech. High time for Sanders to fuck off and go away. Hard to see him running for a fourth term at 84, or however old he’ll be in 2024.
Sister Golden Bear
@Lord Fartdaddy (Formerly, Mumphrey, Smedley Darlington Mingobat, et al.): Oh he’ll run, and the oblivious hippies in VT will send him back. Dude is too lazy to start his own program to mouth off on, so he needs to keep the pedestal in the Senate to try and continue to be relevant.
That’s some style.
Well, they’re also pretty naive, ignorant people overall. They fail to realize that ads have ALWAYS been targeted. Nowadays they’re so well targeted, they are aimed at people where it’ll do the most good–i.e., people who could be persuaded by them. It’s a waste of money to put ads before people who wholeheartedly agree with them and won’t be persuaded by them.
Just because they don’t see the ads doesn’t mean the ads don’t exist.
Newly promoted Leeds equalise a third time against hosts Liverpool, champions of England and the world. It’s a nailbiter.
Mai Naem mobile
I saw two Biden/Harris yard signs earlier this week – two houses across from each other. The first guy put up a sign and a flag. I think the second person then felt brave enough to put up his sign. Granted it was in central Phoenix but it is a high income neighborhood. Whatever, it made me feel good because the only presidential yard signs I’ve ever seen are McCain’s who was essentially a native son. I am too chicken to put up a sign but nobody on my street has a single sign up and didn’t have one up in ’18 either. Going by demographics I am guessing all but one of neighbors are at least Dem leaning. And the one is I believe a Jehovahs witness who don’t vote so it doesn’t matter.
“Front Toward Enemy” always seemed a tad ambiguous when I thought about it for too long. Surely they would put the operating instructions on the side that you could read when it was positioned correctly?
One of the amazing things about the Bernievolution is their idea that Bernie’s commitment to reforming Castro and Chairman Mao is a “pocketbook issue”.
I regret that I have but one opportunity to recc this post… etc.
@Amir Khalid: thanks for heads up. It’s on NBC now.
Do you ever watch hockey?
LMAO! (chef’s kiss)
This Liverpool-Leeds match is just crazy. 3-3, and each side has had two goals disallowed for offside.
@mrmoshpotato: Bernie’s getting dragged pretty harshly in the comments on WaPo. It’s delightful to read.
In other news, the sun has gone away, the air is yellow, and it’s 59 degrees 11:14am in Woodinville, WA. I didn’t smell smoke when I went out briefly, and it looks like a moderate fog on the. ground.
air quality is crap again, only worse crap than yesterday, so today I’m working indoors, baking an apple pie and some zucchini bread.
Field or ice? Either way, no.
Meanwhile, Mo Salah has scored his second penalty of the day and his first hattrick of the season. Liverpool 4-3 Leeds.
@jeffreyw: When was that when you “thought about it”? :)
@jeffreyw: oh you sweet, sweet summer child…
@Mai Naem mobile: Here on the outskirts of Philly, I’ve seen both Trumpov/MOTHER signs and Biden/Harris signs. Biden/Harris signs seem to outnumber the other, but the fact that the other are up is just irritating. I’m glad they’re outing themselves. Lets me know, upfront, who’s a shithead. A couple of them are even flying Trumpov flags. Fuck’em.
@Amir Khalid: since I intend to watch (and enjoy) the highlights later, you have been (temporarily) pied, sir. May become a Saturday ritual on my part.
@Mai Naem mobile: You are correct madam. JW do not vote or participate in any form of politics whatsoever.
@Chyron HR: say what???????
@EthylEster: Not for long, Notre Dame-Duke is looming.
And it ends with a 4-3 home win for Liverpool over Leeds. That was close.
That is awesome. I want one!
I see a lot of ads for “copper infused” masks. Reminds me of the echinacea hucksterism of earlier decades.
A fellow sometimes has to be awake to watch the dark fade away. Not like the guy we called Possum because when he got scared he went to sleep. He was scared of the dark. Anyway, lots of time for thinking about stuff.
I think it’s greenish yellow. And yes, there is a fog. The sun hasn’t appeared yet. So it makes things chilly.
Apropos of nothing: as I mentioned yesterday, today is my dad’s 90th birthday. I ended up getting hunks of 9 different cheeses for him–one for each decade. The guy from the cheese shop called me in a snit (not at me)–UPS wanted to charge $75 to take the cheese 12 miles to my parents’ house, AND they wouldn’t guarantee delivery today. He then said he’d take it over himself, which he did; I told him to charge me for that, and he did it for $15, which I thought was cheap. He and my mom chatted, and she realized she knew where his shop is–two doors down from the place at the farmers’ market where she gets her chicken. He has himself another regular customer :-). And I was just so grateful for the effort he made–my dad has already dipped into the Affinois truffle.
@jeffreyw: Ain’t there. . . .
@narya: Happy bday, narya’s dad. The cheese was an inspired gift.
Do share the name of the cheese shop. They deserve some jackal business.
@narya: Aww, that’s cool! Also happy b-day to your dad!
@Auntie Anne: me too. glad i waited to ask til i read further
Bard the Grim
@oatler.: Shame on them if they’re marketing for magical disinfection powers, but I understand that weaving in some copper means the mask will retain its shape when you adjust it to fit the contours of your face.
Tim Now Sir Simon Poshlord
@Lord Fartdaddy (Formerly, Mumphrey, Smedley Darlington Mingobat, et al.):
I was having 2nd thoughts about my nym.
I feel better now, Lord Fart Daddy.
I would feel awkward in that mask facing the grocery store cashier, but my husband sure could use one on the path in the MetroPark: “They are wearing masks playing major league baseball but these guys can’t wear one jogging or walking in the park.” “I sure am glad my surgeons didn’t pass out from lack of oxygen during my three major surgeries.” I get a runnimg commentary for two miles every morning.
@oatler.: Copper bracelets for arthritis were A Thing, at least since the 1950s. I suspect this is more of the same hucksterism regarding copper.
My youngest had a job, briefly, with a company that was putting magnets in everything and selling the items for about 4 times what they would cost retail without the magnets: running shoes, mattresses, ugly jewelry, and more. Supposed to keep you from getting sick, or something .
She was given a pair of the shoes in my size, and they weighed a ton. I took out the “magnet” inserts, which didn’t seem to be very magnetic when I tested them, and they were just ordinary shoes, not even very good ones.
She quit after a couple of months because she got tired of watching people try to return the things to the corporate offices because they couldn’t figure out how to return the items to get a refund. One guy dragged in a mattress. He was pretty mad.
While running some errands earlier today, I saw two women in their early seventies wearing Trump 2020 face masks.
2017 https://www.israel21c.org/unique-cotton-fabric-kills-germs-and-viruses-on-contact “Jerusalem-based Argaman Technologies’ bio-inhibitive cotton is being made into facial masks, hotel linens, uniforms, active wear and much more. … “enhanced copper-oxide particles are ultrasonically and permanently blasted into cotton fibers using an environmentally friendly technique. Ninety-nine percent of bacteria and viruses are killed within seconds of coming into contact with copper oxide, and bacteria cannot become resistant to copper oxide as they do to antibiotics” …
Haven’t looked for more research and results. If it’s at all effective I’m sure it depends on the manufacture, etc.
There was a Biden parade of cars earlier today in my neighborhood. I thought/think it’s mostly Trumpville, but I was pleasantly surprised. They were beeping their horns and I was yelling out the window, Beep Beep! And I saw 2 Biden/Harris signs the other day.
As I mentioned once before, I live in the same county as geg6….wonder if she’s seen the same? Have you geg6?
It truly was a pleasant surprise! I hope for the same Nov 3!
My 13 year old Vizio was punkin out on me so I ordered a Roku tv on Amazon. The damn thing came to Athens last night but UPS won’t bring it until Monday so I went to Best Big Box and got it for the same price. Amazon has made returns so easy it was worth doing.
@narya: What a cool idea for a present. Happy birthday to your dad.
@Amir Khalid: I have a soft spot for Leeds. The first match I ever went to was Hamburg v. Leeds. HSV won. It was part of a European tournament, don’t remember which one. Volksparkstadion was packed. I went with friends from my dorm, all rabid HSV fans. Still, glad your Reds pulled it out.
HSV is not what they were back in 1981.
Man, Leeds has ridiculous team speed. Switch off against them (as van Dijk did on the second goal) and they will make you pay.
@narya: I have been looking at a comforter on eBay and the shipping from a few states away was 125….for a 25 item. Not going to make that sale. Several others also so really high shipping recently. Don’t know why.
Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman)
Which one did you get?
I bought a TCL 55″ Class 6 Series Roku TV from BB for $529+tax & extended warranty at the beginning of last month, and so far I love the thing.
Super picture with great contrast, only slight vignetting and a much better app selection than my old LG.
I did pay $100 extra to get the 5 year warranty because I have no experience with TCL as a brand.
@Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman): I bought the 40 inch Roku for $199. It’s got a bit more screen size than the old Vizio and the picture is good. The reviews said “it’s juts good enough” and for that dough it’s fine with me and way better than the fading set. Yours is quite a bit better than mine.
I shouldnt laugh though I admire the mans determination.
Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman)
I only bought that one because I still had $400 left from the stimulus, otherwise I would have kept the LG.
I hooked mine up to my PC and in combination with a wireless “media keyboard” that has a trackpad, it makes for great couch surfing.
Dorothy A. Winsor
Question: Twitter is claiming I haven’t tweeted yet this month. Yet I can see my tweets and people are responding. Is there something wrong with twitter analytics? Have I screwed up something in my account?
@Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman): Sweet!
@LuciaMia: The way she described it was hilarious, but she really felt sorry for these people who got suckered so badly. The company was an MLM, and really just a big cult. She worked in an area where she didn’t have to belong to the cult, she didn’t pay them for their crappy stuff. The stuff looked really great when you saw it, but they fell apart too quickly, or in the case of the jewelry, caused rashes.
There was a huge billboard next to the highway that went past Sun City, California in the 80s that announced that copper bracelets would cure cancer. Both the county and the state shut that down.
I’ve been looking for one that would read “YOU FUCKING IDIOTS”.
@Dorothy A. Winsor: Three books from your publisher arrived this week. One of them is yours!
I am not young, and I was recently traumatized by cleaning out q+!!+my late mother’s house, when she had been traumatized by marrying into a much richer family who had much more stuff than she was prepared to accept. But she still took it all when we had no room and did not want more stuff.
You know some of that stuff might be valuable. You hate it but other people might like it. My sister is a phucking art historian and I cannot destroy anything she calls art. Often on my heart I question het credentials/ common sense. But if she thinks it’s art I am okay.
@narya: Yes…welcome to what postage rates will be when the Repubs finally kill the Post Office lol
@Aleta: Well, it’s sorta effective…that’s why you don’t have to worry too much about germs on coins, but you do on paper money…elemental copper will kill viruses and bacteria in an hour or two; copper-nickel and other alloys will kill them by 6 hours. Stainless steel, however, doesn’t do anything…
John Wayne wore a copper bracelet for a very long time, mid 60’s to his death. You’ll see him fidget with it with it in his movies.
When they first started putting out the “how long does covid last on a surfaces” studies, copper had one of the lowest rates at 4 hours. So not much of a strtch to put it in masks.
@EthylEster: Hockey–not as much fun now that they all have their teeth… Go Brooooons
ETA, I love the mask. I’d like one with teeny letters that said “If you can read this, you’re too close” like those granny bumperstickers.
@Elizabelle: Thank you jackals for all for the b-day wishes for dad! Here’s a link: https://wittmanscheese.com
They’re in Allentown PA, so probably not convenient for most of you.
@Leto: I don’t get this. Bernie was nice during the convention – what possible use is it now For him to start dissing Biden?? After he was nice to Joe? Buyer’s regret, or check’s arrived from Vladimir?? SO tired of turncoats and self-aggrandisers …
Late to this thread but Cole will never have another mask as perfect for him as this one.
Oh sure, he’ll have masks that elicit a chuckle, or ones that make political statements, or whatever, but those masks will not express or reflect his true self like this one does.
It’s reassuring to me that something is right in the world today.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Sab: Hope you like the book! And I know my publisher is feeling a little better, so thank you.
Do people still sell stuff like that on ebay?
Makes me think of the scene in the movie Hell or High water where Ben Foster’s character confronts a Comanche in the casino.
Right? I keep reading it as Eroni Toward Enema.
I don’t even know what the hello Eroni means.
@Lord Fartdaddy (Formerly, Mumphrey, Smedley Darlington Mingobat, et al.):
St Bernard filed the paperwork for his Senate run in 2024 as an INDEPENDENT less than a month after he filed to run for president in early 2019.
Danke. Having no experience with anti-personnel mines, I had no idea what the mask text was referring to.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
Consumer Reports says the best time to buy tee vees are on Black Thursday/Friday and after the Super Bowl.
Mine crapped out a couple of years ago in March and the local Target was slashing prices just to get them off their shelves. The set I picked up was going for $950, but they were offering it for $550; couldn’t say no to that.
CBS ran a segment on how people hosting a Super Bowl party will buy a large tee vee and then immediately return it. So if you see a so called refurbished tee vee on Amazon or EBay after the Super Bowl at a big discount, it’s likely a great deal on a set that has only been used once.
This experience prompted me to plan ahead on major durable buys. So I put in a new dishwasher that was being offered at a big end of season sale because while my dishwasher was working, it was also really old. So I figured don’t wait until it breaks down and the sale is unavailable.
Odie Hugh Manatee
Now change your name to Clay Moore. :)
@Leto: I like the idea of a trumpov/mother sign. Hmmm …. red, with a hammer and sickle? Genius!
I love your mask!