Pic(hic)ture This

These are the left and right sides of the glassed-in Wine Room in a beachfront home out here. I didn’t make these, they were being put in at the same time I was doing a turn of the chisel with some cabinets of another persuasion. That’s a good bit of wine there…..good place to ride out a hurricane.


56 thoughts on “Pic(hic)ture This”

  1. 18 U.S. Code § 594.Intimidation of voters

    Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

  2. the hill:

    Attorneys for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened to sue The Lincoln Project, a prominent Republican group opposing the president, for billboards it put up in Times Square in Manhattan. 
    The attorneys in a letter to The Lincoln Project complained about one billboard showing Trump, a senior adviser to her father, smiling and gesturing next to figures showing over 33,000 New Yorkers and 221,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. The lawyers also cited a billboard featuring Kushner, another senior White House adviser, next to body bags and an unrelated 2019 quote from before the pandemic in which he said New Yorkers would “suffer.” 


    The Lincoln Project maintained in a statement it will leave the billboards up, saying they accurately depict what they say is a lax attitude toward the pandemic. 
    “The level of indignant outrage Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have shown towards The Lincoln Project for exposing their indifference for the more than 223,000 people who have lost their lives due to their reckless mismanagement of COVID-19 is comical. While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared,” the group said in a statement. 
    “It is unsurprising that an administration that has never had any regard or understanding of our Constitution would try to trample on our first amendment rights,” it added, “but we fully intend on making this civics lesson as painful as possible.”

  3. in re wine room:  I’m guessing one section for Boone’s Farm, another for Mateus Rosé and Thunderbird, one for MD 20/20, and the end for Mogen David and Richard’s Wild Irish Rosé.  Probably some Chianti in there as well.   

  4. From the USA Today article posted last night by Poobah. 

    The president has participated in nearly three dozen rallies since mid-August, all but two at airport hangars. A USA TODAY analysis shows COVID-19 cases grew at a faster rate than before after at least five of those rallies in the following counties: Blue Earth, Minnesota; Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Marathon, Wisconsin; Dauphin, Pennsylvania; and Beltrami, Minnesota.
    Together, those counties saw 1,500 more new cases in the two weeks following Trump’s rallies than the two weeks before – 9,647 cases, up from 8,069. 

    1500 Covid cases as a result of dumbass’ vanity tour. Despicable. 

  5. The old racist D’ump is back. 

    Trump slipped several racially insensitive remarks into a campaign speech at the Villages in Florida, many that date back to his early days as a politician.

    Trump referenced “Barack Hussein Obama” three times in a row, giving extra emphasis to “Hussein.” He conflated low-income housing with crime, warned of “criminals and rapists and even murderers” immigrating across the border, and talked up his ban on travelers from Muslim countries to keep out “radical Islam.”

    Meanwhile, a man behind Trump’s shoulder repeatedly made a gesture with his hand that matches one used by white nationalists.

    Trump also attacked Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), and her politics, railing against the idea of her as the first female president.

    “She will not be your first female president. It’s not the way it’s supposed to be,” he said. “We’re not supposed to have a socialist — look, we’re not going to be a socialist nation. We’re not going to have a socialist president, especially a female socialist president.”

    Leopards, spots.

  6. And then Eric literally put on his thinking cap.
    Yall seen that vid of his dad’s face when during the debate Biden says the word “cocaine”?  It’ll fracture ya.

  7. Great long interview with the young Daphne Keen who starred in Logan with Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick and now stars as Lyra in His Dark Materials with Lin Manuel-Miranda.  Good reading, but her political leanings come through with this.

    “She jokes that politics would be much less complicated if politicians all had personal “daemons”: the revealing spirit animals which accompany the characters in His Dark Materials. “It would be so much easier to know who to vote for, wouldn’t it?” she says. “I mean, you wouldn’t want the guy with a leech daemon in charge would you? Somebody like Donald Trump would have a tick, a spray-tanned tick.

  8. So I‘d developed this upturned notion that I should have a BB gun for while sitting on the deck.   $35, hearken back to my yoot, plink around at this and that, just good old fun.  I finally went and got one; it was preying on my mind not having it.  A Daisy Red Ryder.  There’s nothing to shoot at.  I don’t shoot any of the little critters so I’m reduced to sitting here with 6000 bb’s and having to drink a beer just to have an empty can to shoot at.  

  9. sturge, don’t empty too many of those cans or you’ll end up like this guy with his daisy red ryder

    I’d like to shoot you in the ass
    With a BB Gun
    Lay there in the tall grass and
    Laugh at what I done
    Put a blood blister upon each bun
    I’d like to shoot you in the ass
    With a BB Gun!

    I’d like to rub your toothbrush
    On a sick monkey’s butt
    Give your home phone number
    To a perverted nut…
    I’ll tell everybody what
    You really weigh
    And just for fun, I’d like to shoot
    You in the ass with a BB Gun

  10. i have the same exact personal story, Mr. S (about the BB gun).

    A Republican friend also wanted to start a business with me making those wine rooms. I’d do all the work, he’d make all the money, of course.

  11. Sturg….  there must be a section for Riunite somewhere in that rack…
    Ya know… thought I’d be wanting to hide under my bed by now with all the nastiness of the trump campaign for the last 2 weeks.  Instead…  I’m having fun watching him and his family being turned into the buffoons they truly are….    LOVE the Lincoln Project!

  12. I had to shoot a guy in the ass with a BB gun oncet.  He’d just shot me in the ass with his BB gun “by accident” and I had to figure out if I now was bound to shoot HIM in the ass in retaliation.  By the time I‘d decided what was to come he took off running and I shot him square in the ass with the BB gun.  He started whining and ran home and told his mom I’d just hauled off and shot him in the ass with my BB gun, and my mother, who was visiting,  reason I was there, had to get me the hell outa there.  Turns out a few yrs later this same guy got into an altercation in the parking lot outside the Saturday night square dance down at the community center and whipped out a bumper jack, not the tire iron, but the jack—-and whacked the other guy upside his head like he was swinging a ball bat.  A dangerous character. He had to lay low for awhile on that one.

  13. Unfortunately, tRUMPsky’s “socialist” line is playing with young, Latinx in Florida.  They don’t want handouts/socialism, they want freedom.  Ummm, someone needs to talk to them about tRUMPsky’s brand of so-called freedom…which is for unquestioning followers (for as as long as it serves him), the super-wealthy (as long as it serves him) and his immediate family ;as long as they serve him).   He’s an effing dictator and somebody needs to explain that to these kids ASAP!

  14. If they offered me triple money to build one of those wine rooms I’m pretty sure I’d find a way to weasel out of it.
    It’s like painting a picture with dots.

  15. It’s like planning a canoe trip down the mighty Mississippi, from the source to the delta, and getting totally sick of it somewhere in Minnesota. 

  16. so what votes they can’t stop from being cast, they want to keep them from being counted ?

    the hill:

    The Trump campaign and the Nevada GOP sued the Nevada secretary of state and Clark County registrar on Friday seeking to stop the count of early mail-in ballots in the Las Vegas area, the latest Republican effort to curtail vote-counting heading toward Election Day.
    The lawsuit, filed less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 elections, says observers cannot get close enough to workers and machines as they tally votes in Nevada’s largest and most Democratic county, which includes the city of Las Vegas.
    Judge James Wilson in Carson City later decided to not issue an immediate order to stop the count but did schedule a hearing on the issue set to take place next Wednesday.
    The suit is just the latest to be brought by President Trump and his allies in states across the nation to try to curtail vote-counting in the leadup to the election.
    Various lawsuits have pushed for the scrapping of ballot drop-off boxes, limiting of the timeframe in which votes can be cast and counted, increasing scrutiny over supposed signature mismatches and more. The suits have been cast in the name of fraud prevention, though studies show voter fraud is incredibly rare.

  17. There was a time when we had a roadside vegetable/flower/woodstuff stand I turned all the scrap wood into magical cutting boards.    Satisfying stuff, making a cutting board.
    Don’t have the time for it now, of course, no point in making cutting boards if there’s no “outlet”. lol But there’s probably 15-20 of them lying around in the shop in various stages of decay and daughter still has the first one I ever made.

    Having all these tools and a roadside outlet with good traffic, I embarked upon a semi-quest to find the remarkable little wooden object which could be mass produced and would sell like hot cakes.

  18. I saw a great table that was inlaid with turquoise.  Gorgeous, enormous and very pricey.  Then, I found a cutting board inlaid with turquoise (small and price-friendly).  Completely useless,  so I didn’t get it.    

  19. Infections are spiking because people are reticent, if not outright resistant, to wearing a mask in their own homes.  Yeah, it sucks, but not as much as a bad case of COVID.
    …was on a zoom call this week with a guy with COVID and he sounded TERRIBLE.  Constant, uncontrollable deep coughing.  Do Not Want.
    Ok, enjoy your COVID- free Saturday, valiant warriors💪❤️🇺🇸

  20. I’d never waste much time on a table….flat surface to put stuff on …shaker, mission……they got Wayfair for all dat.

    My kind of table is one you can hardly see for all the stuff on it, be it food, papers, or books and whatnot. A slab of plywood, 2 sawhorses, a nice table cloth and *boom* you’re outa dere.

  21. Arlo , by the way,  has given up touring after experiencing mini-strokes and such.   Hard to think of Arlo as anything but a wise-guy kid. Born 47.

  22. Sorry to hear about Jerry Jeff. Loved that Ridin’ High album. Damn near wore it out. Loved Cowboy’s Lament Aka Night Rider’s Lament and Pissin’ in the Wind. 

  23. Folks don’t understand why having COVID is a pre-existing condition.  It’s NOT the flu.   Lung damage, heart damage, neurological problems.   It doesn’t just go away, necessarily.

    tRUMP is AFRAID to talk about COVID because he has no plan to help folks.  

    What he does want to talk about is fossil fuels and his dinosaur cronies in that industry who are still enriching themselves at the expense of humans.  It won’t go away overnight, but it will go away.  They only care about money, so once they realize they they can make money from green energy, problem solved.  

    tRUMP is a parasite, as is the rest of his family.  They are gone, as are the rest of the Republicans on the ballot.  

  24. Country music: “Talk back tremblin’ lips, shaky legs don’t just stand there.
    There used to be a fine art to writing that stuff……ain’t it funny how time slips away. Wine me up, turn me on, and watch me cry for you.
    The last word in lonesome is me.
    What made Milwaukee famous made a wreck out of me. Why, she even woke me up to say good-bye.

  25. Obama in Miami just now: “If you’ve gotta walk out of a 60 Minutes interview then you’re never going to stand up to a dictator. If you’re spending all your time complaining about how mean reporters are to you, you’re not going to stand up to Putin.” 

  26. Pretty good gotcha on tRUMP’s  nonexistent plan. God, love ya, Joe.   Can’t wait for the big, orange baby to start crying about Obama, again.  Maybe that’s the way to out deflect the deflector.  Throw so much at him that he starts chasing his tail.  

  27. All trumpity wants is publicity. He doesn’t care what kind.  When he’s out of office he’ll be superfluous/unneeded.  I hope he gets NO media coverage or press from the bastards.  I hope he becomes the loneliest man in the world. His wife jerks her hand out of his even now.

  28. Loyalty?  Honor among thieves. Vote ‘em all out.
    Apparently, Republicans want their legacy to be forcing through a SCOTUS nominee to ensure folks can’t get healthcare, either due to a pre-existing condition or because they can’t get private insurance through their employer.  Heartless asshats.

  29. Sorry I’m late. Sweetie had me out early, priming the economy. Then visited an old friend whose wife died in January and daughter died in a fire in February.  Then watched the woodrats pound the Gophers for that Little Brown Jug. 
    Nice wine room, Mr Sturgeone ! How much would one of them set me back ? After buying one, I prolly couldn’t afford to stock it w/$3 Chuck and Red Dog beer unless I sold the car.

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