Windswept Trees, Laguna, Guy Rose — KA-CHING!
Guy Rose reconnected with Giverny in 1899 and five years later purchased a cottage there. He stayed until late 1912, during which time Monet became his mentor and influenced his paint application, approach to color, and lightness of touch. After returning to the United States, Rose worked and taught in New York and Rhode Island before moving home to Southern California in 1914… In 1915 and 1916, Rose visited the seaside communities of Laguna Beach and La Jolla. In order to fully capture the crystalline light, airy sky, and eucalyptus trees shown in this depiction of Laguna, he likely worked directly from nature, setting up his easel near the Pacific under the purple shadows of an unseen tree. Crocker Art Museum
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
Forgotten Wonder – The First Transparent Car Made in America Designed to showcase everything that goes into making an automobile in a time when the automotive industry was thriving, the Pontiac Ghost Car was built by General Motors in partnership with Rohm and Hass, the company that invented Plexiglas. The revolutionary material essentially replaced the sheet of metal out of which the car’s body was usually made of, thus offering a clear view of the inner workings of the vehicle. To add to its striking appearance, the metallic structure featured a copper wash, the hardware was chrome-plated and the tires were white, instead of the usual black. The Ghost Car’s total cost was estimated at $25,000 at the time.
Do elected officials in Portland want to let the mob burn buildings to the ground?
BREAKING: Over 247 injuries to law enforcement officers in Portland alone
Is this a problem, is this a conflict: On June 9th 2020, The American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United Stateshttps://t.co/vhCSIUUFn6
— Adam Townsend (@adamscrabble) August 14, 2020
Hughes XH-17 Flying Crane American experimental heavy-lift turbine-powered helicopter, with a lifting capacity of 10,284 lb (4,665 kg) and a maximum takeoff weight of 43,500 lb (19,731 kg). It had a two-bladed main rotor system with a diameter of 134 feet (41 m), still holding the world record for flying with the largest rotor system.
Compliments to the felines : Essays in Idleness In a recent Idlepost I wrote that one may put a cat into a bag twice, but the second time it has to be dead. This might be true enough, empirically, but apparently gentle readers took an implication, that if our progressive masters ordered a second Batflu lockdown, people wouldn’t obey. News from Auckland, New Zealand, and a hundred other places, now indicates that this is false. The citizen of a modern Western democracy will, indeed, do whatever he is told to do, no matter how stupid or repugnant. (Here in Canada, they will even vote for the idjits again.) If you can scare him enough, with unending speculative nonsense, he will get right back into the bag.
— Kay 🇺🇸 (@kay4Trump) August 15, 2020
Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.
“Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020
— ᴀʜॐ (@adrianahoyos) August 15, 2020
Disabled street addicts outrank normal street addicts in the freebie giveaway.
You really get a sense reading this there’s a Homeless Industrial Complex confident of being in business forever & ever. Planning to pass the biz on to their children.https://t.co/CVobPEPj4E
— HappyAcres (@HappyHectares) August 15, 2020
The 2020 San Francisco exodus is real, and historic, and the numbers are staggering. Online real estate company Zillow released new statistics shining a stark light on the issue this week. Their “2020 Urban-Suburban Market Report” reveals that inventory has risen a whopping 96% year-on-year, as empty homes in the city flood the market like nowhere else in America.
I truly believe a major but ignored story of the last four years can be summed up this way:
“I don’t even like Trump, but you’re pushing me toward him.”
— Anna James Zeigler (@ajzeigler) August 15, 2020
CHICAGO LOOTERS GO SO FAR THAT THEY PISS OFF THE BLACK LESBIAN MAYOR Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a dusky sapphite with the face of a ghoul that hides under bridges, scares children, and eats goats. She presides over a city where black people die in higher numbers than in any other city in America—and it’s almost always at the hands of other black people. She has recently sat idle and nibbled on chicken fingers as black looters and the usual smattering of mentally ill white anarchists have smashed Chicago’s fabled “Miracle Mile” into oblivion. She also used the racist term “Karen” to refer to Donald Trump’s gorgeous blonde press secretary and has also told the president to go have sexual intercourse with himself.
With Harris Pick, Democrats Cede Election to Trump The strategy to oust Trump has been to attack the three main pillars of the middle class, the safety of their health (COVID-19), their wealth (financial crisis) and their homes (rioting). Trump’s approval rating has held up during all of this because he hasn’t panicked. He waited until his opposition overcommitted themselves to a strategy that turned a majority of the country against them. The polls today have been structured to bring to life the fiction of a Biden victory, but the state map has Biden in real trouble in the states he needs to win to even have a chance at victory
The Democratic indoctrination of United States citizens have been around for ever.
— DoingRight 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇱 🔶🔶🔶 (@DoingRight1) August 16, 2020
The DiploMad 2.0: Going Heavy . . . My stocks in gun companies are climbing, and nobody is talking about gun control anymore except that loser Harris, and her gaga sidekick Biden. That’s a loser for you, keep at it!
You know what she is before you click the link: Nashville city councilwoman recommends attempted murder charges for some not wearing face masks
Give me just ONE ‘Ma Deuce’ and the ammunition belts & I guarantee you the #PortlandRiots would end.
— Legal Terrorist & #Nationalist 🇺🇸 (@_Black_Hat_) August 13, 2020
A Border Town Is Now Isolated From Both the U.S. and Canada – Residents of Point Roberts can cross the border only to work, pick up prescriptions, or go to a doctor’s appointment in the mainland U.S., and they’re not allowed to stop in Canada at all during the trip. The only other way to reach the mainland is by private boat, or the twice-weekly $135 flight to Bellingham, Washington.
Hob Moor and Plague Stones – York, England – WHEN THE PLAGUE HIT YORK in 1604, infected citizens were forced to leave the city. Many moved to wooden lodges on Hob Moor. This large, marshy tract of land is to the southwest of the city’s outskirts, near the modern racecourse and opposite the Tyburn. Friends and relatives still visited the infected but wisely kept their distance. Next to the modern path on Little Hob Moor is a flat stone with a dipped bowl in the middle. Visitors would leave food and supplies for the sick on the flat stone, and take payment in the form of coins left in the bowl. The bowl was also filled with vinegar or water.