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A blonde lady Caltech forestry grad named Alexandra Souverneva, age 30 of Palo Alto, set the recent Fawn Fire that threatened to burn down the Northern California city of Redding because people told her to get off their land that she needed to walk across to get to Canada.

The Madness of Chrowds ofent have a n impact on madmen.

 
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  1. bomag says:

    Punishing their enemies is a full time job for quite a few people in this day and age.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  2. A blonde lady

    A Melanin deficient Vagina American.

    thtfy.

  3. Anon7 says:

    Sigh.

    Alexandra Souverneva: Shaman started 8,500 acre Fawn Fire while boiling bear urine

    The Shasta County District Attorney has announced charges against the woman responsible for starting the Fawn Fire on September 22. According to DA Stephanie Bridgett, 30-year-old Alexandra Souverneva has been charged with felony arson to wildland, which carries a sentence of up to nine years if found guilty. Reportedly, Souverneva started the wildfire after she attempted to boil bear urine, so she could drink it.

    I’m old enough to remember how shocked we were in the late Sixties when wild foods advocate Euell Gibbons asked the immortal question “Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible.”

  4. So I detect collusion here.

    Surely no coincidence that this piece appears on the same day that Z-Man, Sailer’s fellow Taki columnist (has Z reached the dizzy heights of being a columnist rather than a mere contributor?)
    has a column about the barking mad witches afflicting America.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/everyday-lunacy/

    • Thanks: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @Rob
  5. She lists herself as a “Shaman” on her LinkedIn page, and got a B.S. from Caltech in 2012, majoring in “Chemistry, Biology.” She seems to have spent a year as a Ph.D. student in environmental chemistry at the State University of New York.

    While an undergrad, she sketched a mildly smutty and sophomoric cartoon that seemed to have still been okay, in 2012, at nerdy Caltech’s college newspaper.

    https://campuspubs.library.caltech.edu/1917/1/2011_06_01_114_27.pdf

  6. Altai says:

    Alexandra Souverneva

    Like with the implicit defense of ‘he called me you know what’ maybe the stoking of immigrant narcissism over the Trump years along with being a woman born after 1984 and thus fully inundated with the great awokening radicalisation, did she get mad because they were blocking right of way in wilderness or did she get mad because they told her to ‘get off my land’.

    I do agree with the idea of Steve’s to investigate immigrant meltdowns. I don’t understand the mentality of people who move to another country and not respect the role of a guest. Every foreign country I’ve ever lived in I was acutely aware of being a foreigner. But some people don’t.

    I’m reminded of the German professor in Britain who’d only been living there for a few years and acted like Brexit just wasn’t allowed because of his presence and nationality. Weird stuff. I like to call it the ‘immigrant veto syndrome’.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Hangnail Hans
  7. Flemur says:

    “She told forest officials that she was thirsty and had come across a puddle of what she believed to be bear urine — and tried to make a fire to boil it [then drink it], according to documents obtained by the outlet.

    …Souverneva lists “shaman” as her current occupation…”

  8. I’m of course fully against arson, but sometimes it’s kind of awesome when real life gets a dose of comic book villainy. Seems she calls herself a shaman too. Who would be the hero that fights the Slavic blonde who walks around the wilderness and creates giant fires in her fits of delusional rage?

  9. Was she mad at the trees or the people? I mean she would be doing a lot of walking over tree roots. If I were a tree I’d say get off my land. It would have been far more environmental if she swam to Canada. I hear it is quicker too.

  10. peterike says:

    New wrinkle!

    A California “shaman” charged with starting a wildfire that is threatening thousands of homes claimed it started by accident — while she was boiling bear urine to drink, according to local reports.

    Local sheriff adds this dopey comment:

    “It is difficult to grasp when disaster like this is, apparently, not a natural disaster. But we have a suspect,” Johnson told them.

    Difficult to grasp? Oh my, if it ain’t the global warmening, how could it happen! Have ANY of the California fires been “natural disasters”?

    https://nypost.com/2021/09/27/alexandra-souverneva-charged-with-starting-fawn-fire-in-california/

  11. Mike Tre says:

    “Alexandra Souverneva, age 30 of Palo Alto“

    Ron, you made her do the walk of shame all the way to Canada? That’s harsh.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  12. bomag says:
    @Altai

    I don’t understand the mentality of people who move to another country and not respect the role of a guest.

    Because they see themselves as conquerors.

    • Agree: Art Deco, flyingtiger
    • Replies: @siberiancat
  13. Tom F. says:

    This woman walks like Antifa, and talks like Antifa. Like Gary Maynard, (who set the Dixie Fire three times with the intent to kill firefighters) with three mediocre PhDs from mediocre schools, she found her way into private property where she had no business and committed arson. Overeducated but unqualified for a high-status job, entitled and resentful.

    Amazing how many Antifa have dual citizenship, too. Interesting her two arrests in 2014 and 2017 with no details, think of all the catch-and-release Antifa rioters and what they learned (no punishment) while practicing their ‘mental health crisis’ and ‘drug issue’ alibis.

    I live in the region and the summers have been destroyed by smoke and distress for years. Which is the point of terror. Regular people can’t stop talking about ‘raking the forest floors’ and ‘global warming’ and ‘these people who need help.’ No regular people want strong punishment for arsonists, instead they want to find ‘the reason’. Whatever, I’m close to getting out of here.

    • Replies: @dvorak
  14. “Alexandra Souverneva” – I’m no expert, but that sounds Russian.

    I’d like Anatoly Karlin’s take.

    Better yet, I await Reg Ceasar’s take…

  15. Historically arson is just about the most antisocial crime possible. See William Faulkner’s Snopes books for an example.

    Also it is very hard to detect. 80% of those CA wildfires could be arson and we’d never know. The PG&E power line thing is retarded–they couldn’t come up with a more likely explanation so they blamed PG&E power lines. It’s like arson is too horrible to consider.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
  16. fish says:

    A blonde lady Caltech forestry grad named Alexandra Souverneva, age 30 of Palo Alto, set the recent Fawn Fire that threatened to burn down the Northern California city of Redding because people told her to get off their land that she needed to walk across to get to Canada.

    Caltech has a Forestry Department….?

    • Replies: @additionalMike
  17. Ralph L says:

    https://nypost.com/2021/09/27/alexandra-souverneva-charged-with-starting-fawn-fire-in-california/
    NY Post:
    She told forest officials that she was thirsty and had come across a puddle of what she believed to be bear urine — and tried to make a fire to boil it
    she’d made statements to law enforcement that indicated a possible mental health crisis “or something to do with drug abuse.”
    Crisis everywhere!

  18. OFF TOPIC:

    Driving kills as many Americans each year as guns do. Experts say that’s preventable.

    Driving is the most dangerous thing most Americans do every day. Virtually every American knows someone who’s been injured in a car crash, and each year cars kill about as many people as guns and severely injure millions.

    [2020] was the biggest single-year spike in the US car fatality rate in nearly a century, and 2021 is on pace to be even worse.

    And like so many other major causes of mortality, people of color are disproportionately affected. Cars last year killed 23 percent more Black Americans and 11 percent more Native Americans than they did in 2019 (compared to a 4 percent increase for white Americans).

    People who can’t afford cars are also less likely to live in neighborhoods where it’s safe to walk. Black Americans, Native Americans, wheelchair users, and people walking in low-income areas are much more likely to be killed by a car, a structural disparity that worsened during the pandemic.

    But for all the vulnerabilities of pedestrians in any given incident, most American car deaths don’t involve them. More common are crashes of two or more cars, or just one car crashing into an object like a tree, post, or storefront (something that happens with bizarre frequency in the US).

    Marina Bolotnikova is a journalist in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Mysterious.

    https://www.vox.com/22675358/us-car-deaths-year-traffic-covid-pandemic

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  19. ic1000 says:

    Wikibious.com (WikiBio-US?) provides an outline of Ms. Souverneva’s life, and her brushes with the law. Most recently:

    The Fawn Fire ignited Sept. 22 in a remote canyon on a property adjacent to the Shasta County JF Shea Quarry quarry. That same day, a quarry employee saw Souverneva trespassing on the property and asked her to leave. She ignored the warning and continued walking into the hills, according to a report filed by Cal Fire.

    The quarry employee reported that she was acting strange, Bridgett said. That night, as firefighters battled the flames, she stepped out of the brush and called for water and medical help, according to the Cal Fire report. She said she had been walking, according to the report. Souverneva was arrested by Cal Fire after the discovery of CO2 cartridges and a lighter in her possession.

  20. El Dato says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Beta minerals vs. Alpha gems.

  21. AndrewR says:

    If I hit your house with a small hammer and the whole thing comes crashing down, you can’t really blame me. She couldn’t have started such a big fire in a place that got more than two inches of rain a year.

  22. people told her to get off their land that she needed to walk across

    According to KXTV Sacramento, she ran calling wildfire

    • LOL: AnotherDad, usNthem
  23. @Captain Tripps

    It’s Russian alright. That she retains the feminine “-eva” surname ending leads me to believe she’s an immigrant who came over with her family as a child.

    She has a 32 year old sister Olga who lives in Salt Lake City and her parents are Andrei Anatolievich Souvernev and Natalia Leonidovna Khlopina, both 58.

  24. arson is a CAPITOL offense, just sayin’

  25. Currahee says:

    The Madness of Crowds. I once mentioned this book to my supposedly highly educated daughter.
    She had never heard of it. Of course.

  26. Escher says:

    She wont to see Maadar Raashya from Sarah Palin house in Alaska.

  27. Thoughts says:

    She looks like your classic schizophrenic

    I would feel bad for her if she hadn’t destroyed so many people’s lives.

    Lock her up.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  28. ATate says:

    Huh!? I figured any arson going on would have been perpetrated by MAGA hat having, Hawaiian shirt wearing, electric boog-a-loo Incel white racist Trump voting racist whites. I’m shocked!

    She was a registered member of the Green Party too.

    Environmental degree (was in progress).

    What a surprise.

    Another crazy liberal college type (PhD and 3 Masters) started a bunch of fires earlier in the year in California as well.

    When the supply of “climate change” is low, create more.
    When the supply of “racism” is low, create more.

    I see a “pattern”.

  29. Arson should be punishable by death.

  30. @PiltdownMan

    Alexandra want diamond. Will get.
    Foreign zanies are idiots’ pet.
    She’s just earned her hard “10”
    As a Victim of Men:
    Fave shaman of EcoFake set.

  31. nixxer says:

    Given her occupation of “shaman”, I wonder how much her behavior is due to too many Ayahuasca ceremonies, etc.

    I have a feeling that the psychedelic resurgence that is being pushed from the Silicon Valley types will result in quite a bit of damage to some people.

  32. J.Ross says:
    @ic1000

    >CO2 cartridges

    And there you have it. The harm of harmless drugs. The drug itself might not be heroin but it makes incredibly stupid actions seem like a good idea.

    • Replies: @Rob
  33. Men have greater variance in mental traits including stability, but we have institutions–prisons, mental hospitals, skid row, monasteries, universities, laboratories–to manage it and on the high end extract some goodness.

    Women, while statistically closer to normal on average, are if anything more emotionally unstable. But historically that was mitigated by having children and the strong female nurturing impulse kicking in and giving them purpose.

    Now we have a culture that tells young women they are wonderful and talented–usually not the case–and should “you go girl” their own way in the world, breaking the patriarchy’s rules, to “make herstory” or something. All this to women on birth control pills and without children.

    We’re lucky women are in fact women, so their drama is usually confined to twitter or instagram. But not always.

  34. @ic1000

    discovery of CO2 cartridges and a lighter in her possession.

    Huh? What do CO2 cartridges have to do with fire? Another article in the NYP mentioned the CO2 cartridges matched two that were found in a nearby quarry. Were they intended to explode by over pressure if heated by a fire?

    • Replies: @Alice in Wonderland
  35. Anon[197] • Disclaimer says:

    Caltech grad? Forestry? Caltech doesn’t seem like it would offer majors or minors in forestry. If she’s a Caltech grad at all, it’s very likely she has Aspergers or mild autism. It’s also possible that in her aspy way she just wants to get rid of crowded population centers. Part of the problem with immigrants is that you often get someone else’s garbage.

    • Agree: flyingtiger
  36. Wency says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Not sure if this is obvious (or intended) but there’s a double entendre there, that diamond = wedding ring and therefore the girl in the comic is trad.

  37. bomag says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    With any luck, we’ll lose her in a blizzard.

  38. George says:

    Shaman accused of starting wildfire after lighting fire to boil bear urine to drink
    https://news.yahoo.com/shaman-accused-starting-wildfire-lighting-154113678.html

    A female shaman is sometimes called a shamanka, which is not an actual Tungus term but simply shaman plus the Russian suffix -ka (for feminine nouns)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamanism#Terminology

    And I was thinking Shamaness or maybe Shawomen, Shaperson…

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  39. @AnotherDad

    I suspect your explanation for this woman’s behavior is exactly backward. This doesn’t appear to be a case of an excess of female drama or an unusual instance of female drama.

    Rather it looks like the exact opposite. She might be schizophrenic, which is more common among men. And it seems schizophrenia increases the likelihood of an arson conviction: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3080690/

    Men tend to engage in more random violent behavior, but that is a strong tendency and not an absolute rule. If one were to see a woman engage in random reckless violence towards a stranger, i think it would be strange to call it an instance of female drama rather than a minority case or outlier case where a woman behaves according to a male tendency.

    It is the same case here. Schizophrenia induced arson is a strongly male predilection but this is probably an outlier case where the disorder and impulse manifests among a woman. The male equivalent would be a man with borderline personality disorder. Extremely rare but not impossible.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  40. The face that burned thousands of trees ….

  41. MEH 0910 says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Wildfire · Michael Martin Murphey

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire_(Michael_Martin_Murphey_song)#In_popular_culture

    The song has occasionally appeared in “bad song” surveys, such as one by the humor columnist Dave Barry during the 1990s.

    Orlando Sentinel:

    SONG SURVEY, PART 1: IT GETS WORSE THAN THIS
    By Dave Barry
    January 19, 1993

    […]
    Many readers are hostile toward the song “Wildfire,” in which singer Michael Murphy wails for what seems like 97 minutes about a lost pony. (As one voter put it: “Break a leg, Wildfire.”) Voter Steele Hinton criticized the verse wherein “there came a killing frost,” which causes Wildfire to get lost. As Hinton points out: “. . . ‘killing’ in ‘killing frost’ refers to your flowers and your garden vegetables, and when one is forecast you should cover your tomatoes . . . Nobody ever got lost in a killing frost . . .”

  42. Cal Tech, Harvard, and Stanford. Quite a day for the cradles of leaders. Throw-in a Yalie and my day will be complete.

    The Ted Kaczynski club.

  43. Art Deco says:

    A blonde lady Caltech forestry grad named Alexandra Souverneva, age 30

    A dear cousin of mine was blindingly platinum at age 4, handsomely golden at age 14, and blatantly fake at age 33. She put away the bottles the following year.

  44. Art Deco says:

    I’m gonna wager that sometime between 2012 and today, Miss Souverneva suffered a schizophreniform breakdown. Usually hits women at a later age than it hits men.

    • Agree: Muggles
  45. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    LOL!
    I exceeded my rationed 8 hour reaction count…

    • Thanks: Jenner Ickham Errican
  46. @Buzz Mohawk

    The eyes are the windows to one’s soul…

  47. El Dato says:

    It’s time for … FIREWATCH!

    The price could be at USD 5, 7 years after release, but its still at USD 20 or so the last time I checked.

  48. I don’t get it. Redding is, like, a hundred miles from the border of California and Canada.

    • Replies: @Currahee
  49. anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    Russian immigrant What can one expect. . Crazed environmentalists set wild fires to get the electricity companies in trouble. End of story The also convinced some idiot federal judges who don’t know the difference between a tree and a bush to force owners of both public and private forests to end the practice of clearing the accumulated dried brush from the forests. The slightest lightening spark, or an arsonist with a cheap bic lighter can set a devastating fire. Due entirely to ignorant judges agreeing with crazed and 100 percent ignorant environmentalists.

  50. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    The new FBI report seems to show blacks murdering less? Am I right?

    5,832 black or African American offenders divided by total homicides of 11,604 in 2020, equals 50 percent.

    https://crime-data-explorer.app.cloud.gov/pages/explorer/crime/crime-trend

  51. Jack D says:

    This is all a mistake. She didn’t intend to start any fire. She was just boiling some bear urine to drink and the fire got out of control. She was thirsty and found a puddle of bear urine but it’s not really safe to drink bear urine unless you boil it first to sterilize it. That’s all it was . Nothing to see here folks, move along.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @jb
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Tom F.
  52. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk

    She was probably hot ages 16-24. Now, not so much. That describes 99.9999% of women. Who cannot handle the truth — their hotness can go away, fast, and never ever come back. Women basically without kids and a husband at a relatively young age go nuts. This one has. Most do.

    Proof if needed that women are the eternal and natural enemy of the beta White male.

    • Replies: @TWS
  53. @PiltdownMan

    That’s a pretty funny cartoon. I give her points for it.

    But, what the hell happened to Caltech?

    • Agree: 2BR
    • Replies: @bomag
  54. bomag says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Probably the same thing that has happened to all academia.

  55. OT, but the pretty Bangla teacher who was found dead in a London park – the suspect “36 year old man from East Sussex” is an Albanian delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza. Nature’s balance is restored.

  56. MEH 0910 says:
    @Muggles

    Mexican Army invades Texas.

    Viva Max! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) playlist:

  57. prosa123 says:

    Given her hippie-dippy nature, she’s mostly likely unshaved, unlike at least 95% of women under age 40. Thank God.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  58. Abe says:
    @AnotherDad

    Now we have a culture that tells young women they are wonderful and talented–usually not the case–and should “you go girl” their own way in the world, breaking the patriarchy’s rules, to “make herstory” or something.

  59. J1234 says:
    @MEH 0910

    Michael Murphy wails for what seems like 97 minutes about a lost pony

    Says Dave Barry, member of probably the worst celebrity rock band of all time. They stay off the “worst celebrity band” lists by being prominent authors, donating their proceeds to charity and being (quite appropriately) self effacing. (Barry says of his band, “We play music as well as Metallica writes novels.”)

    At one time I was acquainted with Dave’s brother Sam. Pretty good piano player.

    Voter Steele Hinton criticized the verse wherein “there came a killing frost,” which causes Wildfire to get lost. As Hinton points out: “. . . ‘killing’ in ‘killing frost’ refers to your flowers and your garden vegetables, and when one is forecast you should cover your tomatoes . . . .”

    Yes, like Steele Hinton, botanical accuracy is a big factor for me in pop songs. It’s the reason I never liked Paper Roses or Heard It Through the Grapevine. I’m still undecided on Poke Salad Annie, though. I’ll let “y’all” come to your own conclusions:

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @tyrone
    , @2BR
  60. notsaying says:

    Here is more about her and the fires in California in general. She’s had a lot of different jobs, including certified scuba dive master and piano teacher. Obviously she is smart and talented and has mental problems. Too bad she didn’t get the help she needs.

    It is interesting and puzzling that some quarry employees saw her and told her to leave but when she ignored them, evidently they did not report her. I bet the people who lost their homes are hopping mad about that. She is also suspected of setting other fired.

    It is a very bad sign that it’s almost October and they still have so many fires burning and 9,000 firemen on duty to put them out.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10031697/Woman-Alexandra-Souverneva-arrested-suspicion-starting-rapidly-spreading-California-wildfire.html

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Buffalo Joe
  61. @Captain Tripps

    Sometimes. AOC, too …. Fauxachontas, I’d say, too …

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
  62. @Altai

    I don’t understand the mentality of people who move to another country and not respect the role of a guest. Every foreign country I’ve ever lived in I was acutely aware of being a foreigner. But some people don’t.

    Part of what makes America special is that our MSM are instructing immigrants that they are fundamentally superior to the white people already living in the country.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe, Kylie
    • Replies: @Art Deco
  63. the daily mail has the goods on her.

    She was in possession of a leafy green material that she smoked.

    Crazy pot people do crazy pot stuff like talk to spirits and drink bear urine.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10031697/Woman-Alexandra-Souverneva-arrested-suspicion-starting-rapidly-spreading-California-wildfire.html

  64. Off-topic, but CA-related. One of my favorite posters, Pat Boyle of Oakland, CA, one-time social worker, opera singer and aficionado, college instructor and Internet entrepreneur, appears to have passed on. His posts can be found here:

    https://disqus.com/by/patricklboyle/
    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=pat+boyle
    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=patrick+boyle

    Prior to Unz, he posted on isteve.blogspot.com as Albertosaurus.

    Anyone in the Bay Area who wants to pay his respects should be able to get details from the link above.

  65. Jack D says:
    @notsaying

    While it’s true that some wildfires are started by arsonists, others are started by lightning or by powerlines or carelessly tossed cigarettes or campfires, fireworks, etc. When it’s 5% humidity and 100 degrees outside and the wind is blowing, it’s only a matter of when and where and not if forest fires are going to start. They could give life sentences to every arsonist and wildfires would not diminish significantly.

    Many of these areas should be considered like flood zones. They shouldn’t have allowed people to build in the first place and they shouldn’t be giving fire insurance out in these areas. Before man came, these areas were burned over repeatedly for thousands of years. If you dig a hole you can see the layers of ash every few decades. Alternatively, if you are going to let people build in these areas, you have to aggressively remove the fuel load in nearby forests (anathema to environmentalists) and whatever is built and planted in these areas has to be designed with fire in mind – no cedar shake roofs, etc. What has been done up until now is like a lot of our public policy decisions – we have been subsidizing idiocy because we thought that we were rich and could afford to do so. Maybe if half the population of Mexico had not moved to California we wouldn’t need to be building housing in fire zones.

    • Agree: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @notsaying
    , @AnotherDad
  66. jb says:
    @Jack D

    I assumed you were just being snarky, but nope, bear urine it is!

    • Replies: @Jack D
  67. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:

    So sad to have hit the wall at age 30. But how you get arrested for CO2 cartridges and a lighter, that’s a puzzle.

  68. @ic1000

    ic1000, according to comments on San Francisco Chronicle she is a serial arsonist. Too bad we don’t keep criminals in jail or lunatics in asylums.

  69. notsaying says:

    Off Topic:

    Speaking of crazy, does everybody else realize natural gas prices have gone up over 110% in 2021? I didn’t know that they were flying up until recently when I casually checked last week at CNBC and was shocked at what I found. They have gone up 13% just today to around \$5.80.

    Here’s a link to their one year of prices chart:

    https://www.cnbc.com/quotes/@NG.1

    I also read an article there from earlier this month full of bad news. People think prices could go up to around \$10 if we have a colder than average winter. Europe and Asia are now paying \$20 or more. How can people there afford it?

    “We haven’t had tight supplies of natural gas in years. We’re staring that down this year,” said John Kilduff, partner with Again Capital.

    Natural gas prices have been caught in their own perfect storm, of lower supplies and rising demand. Prices raced higher, first as unprecedented heat stoked air conditioning demand across the U.S., particularly in the Northwest. As a result, less gas was put into storage for winter months, during the key summer injection period.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/09/natural-gas-prices-are-rising-and-could-be-the-most-expensive-in-13-years-this-winter.html

  70. @Buzz Mohawk

    Buzz, some black guy would be all over that crazy women, and then she would set fire to the bed he was sleeping in.

  71. The Madness of Chrowds ofent have a n impact on madmen.

    Is Steve outsourcing his typing to Tiny’s toes?

    …that she needed to walk across to get to Canada.

    Is she an illegal alien who entered from Mexico?

    Coincidentally, earlier this afternoon my son asked me if I knew about Peter Jenkins. I didn’t, but told him about Terry Fox. Following a parallel is more impressive than following a meridian in North America. That goes double for the Sahara.

    Did Fox’s run shorten or extend his life? What about Cӕsar Rodney?

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  72. JimDandy says:

    Who hasn’t fucked up once or twice in this life? Last time I checked, boilin’ bear urine was not a crime.

  73. A blonde lady Caltech forestry grad named Alexandra Souverneva, age 30 of Palo Alto, set the recent Fawn Fire

    You mean she’s being charged with doing so, right? She might be found guilty or not. Even if she is convicted, there’s a difference between saying someone was found guilty/convicted of something and that they did something (specially because the gal pled not guilty).

    • Replies: @anonymous
  74. notsaying says:
    @Jack D

    I agree with everything you say it I also think climate change is making everything worse, too.

    I think it was about three years ago when I read a totally mind blowing (at least to me) excerpt of a New York magazine article about wildfires. I looked up the original article to find out more. Everything was worse than I realized. As I recall, one of the people quoted said there are now fires they cannot put out, it would take reaching the Pacific to put them out. I don’t recall anything that bad but I could not and still cannot wrap my head around the idea that there are fires we cannot put out. Australia has had terrible problems. This year I read that Russia had tremendous fires in Siberia:

    “MOSCOW — For Russia, there are two types of fires raging across Siberia: the kind the authorities are fighting and the others they are allowing to burn.

    That’s because Siberia is so vast that huge fires can burn without threatening any major settlements, transportation systems or infrastructure — but are still part of a swath of infernos that together are larger than all the other blazes around the world.”

    On one level, the Siberian fires are part of an annual cycle. But many climate experts see the staggering scope of this year’s fires as another sign of greater fire risks on a warming planet that is potentially being made even hotter by huge carbon emissions from the blazes.

    Russia is fighting more than 190 [!!!] forest fires in Siberia that have closed airports and roads, forced widespread evacuations and sent a pall of smoke across the North Pole. But it has abandoned dozens more fires covering thousands of square miles, with no effort to fight them.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/11/siberia-fires-russia-climate/

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Dan Kurt
  75. @MEH 0910

    In Triple M’s defense, he never said the the killing frost made Wildfire bust down his stall, merely that the action roughly coincided with that seasonal weather change, an instance of correlation, not causation. Also, the pony didn’t get lost in the killing frost, but in the subsequent blizzard.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • LOL: Cool Daddy Jimbo
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  76. @Johann Ricke

    Thank you for letting us know. I am sorry to hear that.

    • Agree: JMcG
  77. @notsaying

    notsaying, no one called the authorities because we have been conditioned not to call LEOs or risk being called “Karens” or worse.

  78. Jack D says:
    @jb

    You really can’t make this shit up. I would have never come up with bear urine – my imagination is not that good.

  79. SafeNow says:


    Sometimes (as an above comment, apparently) “raking the forest” is alluded to in a derisory fashion. The assumption seems to be that the rake in question is the one that you would buy at Home Depot. But there are two special kinds of forest rakes. There is something called a McLeod rake which is handheld but it’s a special brush-grabbing rake with long fingers. And, there is the mechanized rake pictured above, which attaches to a Hobie cat and is very formidable. As usual, Trump was right, but ridiculed.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  80. @Anon7

    Alexandra Souverneva, a Russian saboteur, or hired by China. /sarc

  81. @Jack D

    She was thirsty and found a puddle of bear urine but it’s not really safe to drink bear urine unless you boil it first to sterilize it.

    I thought urine was sterile due to its ammonia level. Or does that wear off over time when exposed?

    It all sounds so astrological. When the seventh planet is in the sixth house between April 20 and May 20, is that Bear Uranus? No, that would be Bull Uranus*. Bear with me…

    “Hey, Boo Boo! What’s the difference between Kevin Spacey and yours truly?”

    “Gee, Yogi. I don’t know.”

    “Kevin isn’t smarter than the average bear!”

    *NB: You have to pronounce this the #1 way, not the #2.

    Off-tropic– The Babylon Bee has competition. Headlines from The People’s Cube:

    [MORE]

    New remake of the 1950’s horror movie Them to be titled Them/They

    JUST IN: China bans Twitter for being too totalitarian

    New children’s game: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Science

    Socialists vow to fight against Critical Socialism Theory

    Social unity: They pretend to hold elections and we pretend we voted

    Media study: 148% of Americans believe voter fraud doesn’t exist

    Xze/She/He who controls the past controls the future; Xze/She/He who controls the present controls the past

    Study: the trouble with wokeism is eventually you run out of victims

    Prime Minister Modi: to avoid accusations of racism India will change its name to Cleveland

    Teachers Union: Idea that CRT is being taught in K-12 just a conspiracy theory by white supremacists trying to maintain their systemically racist police state

    Election 2020: Joe Biden pledges to a peaceful post-election transfer of power to George Soros

    BREAKING: Biden signs executive order canceling the number 45

    Biden administration swat teams make sweeping arrests of underground female-only track meets

    Biden orders drone strike on Border Patrol

    Biden solves border crisis with free direct flights from Central America to major metropolitan areas

    In the future everyone will get canceled for fifteen minutes

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
  82. MEH 0910 says:
    @J1234

    Dave Barry sings “Proofreading Woman”

    Dave Barry and the Rock Bottom Remainders launch into “Proofreading Woman” at their tour stop at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia on April 22, 2010.

    [MORE]

    Proofreading Woman

    Proofreading Woman · Dave Barry
    Stranger than Fiction
    ℗ 1998 The Wrockers
    Released on: 1998-01-01

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_than_Fiction_(compilation_album)

    Stranger Than Fiction is an album by various performers, most of whom are professional writers and amateur singers, released in 1998 on Kathi Kamen Goldmark’s “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” Records. This album is an offshoot of the Rock Bottom Remainders, aka the Wrockers (“writer” + “rocker”).

    The artists on Stranger Than Fiction include not only many of the Remainders, such as bestselling authors Stephen King, Amy Tan and Dave Barry, but also rock critics Dave Marsh, Ben Fong-Torres and Greil Marcus, film critic Leonard Maltin and such literary heavyweights as Norman Mailer and Maya Angelou. Warren Zevon contributed liner notes and a variety of famous musicians played on the tracks, including Zevon, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Brothers, and Jerry Jeff Walker.

    Proceeds from this project were contributed to a variety of charities promoting literature and literacy.

  83. @notsaying

    This year I read that Russia had tremendous fires in Siberia

    They’ll all be out not long after Michaelmas. Martinmas at the latest. There won’t be a red October.

    Мать природа takes care of Мать Россия:

  84. @Buzz Mohawk

    im older than her, but look 10 years younger.

  85. Art Deco says:
    @Hangnail Hans

    Part of what makes America special is that our MSM are instructing immigrants that they are fundamentally superior to the white people already living in the country.

    The media, higher education, and the Bush family.

    • Agree: flyingtiger
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  86. Anonymous[267] • Disclaimer says:

    How about a blog post about this from the NY Times?

    The year-to-year increase in homicides from 2019 was the largest since national record-keeping began in 1960. But overall, major crimes declined last year.

    The United States experienced its biggest one-year increase on record in homicides in 2020, according to new figures released on Monday by the F.B.I., with some cities hitting record highs.

    Although major crimes were down overall, there were an additional 4,901 homicides in 2020 compared with the year before, the largest leap since national records started in 1960. The significant rise has roughly coincided with the 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/27/us/fbi-murders-2020-cities.html

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  87. @Anon7

    Reportedly, Souverneva started the wildfire after she attempted to boil bear urine, so she could drink it.

    How do you obtain bear urine?

    asking for a friend…

    • LOL: Cato
    • Replies: @Kylie
  88. tyrone says:
    @J1234

    Who cares about poke salad ,it’s Annie we’re interested in …..she ‘s got kavorka

    • Replies: @Cool Daddy Jimbo
  89. @Joe Stalin

    I think of co2 cartridges as used with air guns. The air propels whatever projectile is loaded.

  90. @Johann Ricke

    One of my favorite posters, Pat Boyle of Oakland, CA…appears to have passed on.

    I’m sorry to read this. He seemed like a nice (and interesting) guy. I enjoyed his stuff.

  91. Alfa158 says:

    “she was thirsty and had come across a puddle of what she believed to be bear urine — and tried to make a fire to boil it”
    “she’d made statements to law enforcement that indicated a possible mental health crisis “or something to do with drug abuse.”

    I love the way journalists repeat this stuff in a perfectly straightforward fashion. I could never make it as a journalist because I wouldn’t be able to resist appending my own editorial comment: “Gee, ya think?!”

    • LOL: Hangnail Hans
  92. vinteuil says:
    @bomag

    Punishing their enemies is a full time job for quite a few people in this day and age.

    “quite a few?”

    “in this day and age?”

    Punishing ones enemies, rewarding ones friends, and protecting oneself from harm is what life on Planet Earth is now, has always been, and will always be all about.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @bomag
    , @anonymous
  93. Currahee says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    This is a “you go, girl” trained to high expectations.

  94. @Spangel227

    Spangel, you’re saying she’s schizo–which i’m not sure is true–and men are often schizo.

    I’m generally too longwinded but i think my first paragraph succinct states the reality–men have greater mental variance including more likely to be nuts and/or violent (or brilliant, creative, inventive, etc.) And my 2nd and 3rd paragraphs my speculation on why our social changes are giving us more observably nutty women.

    I.e. in 1961 after tea at a neighbor’s and Alexandra walking home with her two pre-schoolers, maybe another mom might gossip “Alexandra seemed a little strange today, maybe it’s the baby on the way”. But mild suburban insanity would probably be the extent of it. She’s got kids and a real purpose and job looking after them. Life rolls on. Motherhood keeps her grounded. She never decides she’s a shaman, or wanders the woods starting fires.

    Then again, maybe not. Maybe, you’re right and she’s a legit full on nut case.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  95. @fish

    Supposedly College of Forestry and Environmental Science at Syracuse University. My son attended that school…didn’t meet any pee-pee drinking shamans, though.
    Or so he says.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  96. 2BR says:
    @J1234

    We need a new Tony Joe White to write a song about a girl that takes Ivermectin. Ivermectin is a lot less poisonous than poke salad, if you don’t cook the poke weed right. “Ivermectin Annie. Covid took her Grannie.”

  97. @Emil Nikola Richard

    “… The PG&E power line thing is retarded–they couldn’t come up with a more likely explanation so they blamed PG&E power lines. ..”

    Power lines can and do start fires. Some years ago PG&E lines started a fire (which fortunately burned out quickly) on a relative’s property.

    • Replies: @Jimbo
  98. Pixo says:
    @Johann Ricke

    Pat Boyle’s top youtube political commentary is On Topic (Black Violence):

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=ztrRfVXpEVY

    He had about 40 much more popular opera related video uploads.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  99. Kylie says:
    @Alice in Wonderland

    “How do you obtain bear urine?

    asking for a friend…”

    Very, very carefully.

  100. dvorak says:
    @Tom F.

    This woman walks like Antifa, and talks like Antifa. Like Gary Maynard…

    Isn’t the better term ‘eco-terrorist’? But certainly they intersect with antifa.

  101. @Dhklhfhj gjjbbb

    Wildfire is a good song and when he made it the entire popular music industry was moving to disco beats. I have lost track of the number of times I listen to a record from back then and some producer has colored it with disco. Otherwise good songs and really fine producers. There are a couple of Alan Parsons Project albums that I bet now embarrass the man.

    • Replies: @Dhklhfhj gjjbbb
  102. dr kill says:
    @Anon7

    One would suppose a grad student would know urine is sterile. She must be skilled with the catheter, even though a hibernating bear doesn’t complain. The boiling is just unnecessary
    Hell , there was an Indian PM who boasted of drinking a glass of his own urine every day. He lived to be 99.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  103. jamie b. says:

    California doesn’t share a border with Canada. What am I missing here?

  104. Rob says:
    @J.Ross

    If you can get high off CO2, there are some psychnauts who want your email. Carbon dioxide is usually not considered a drug. Are you thinking of nitrous oxide, like laughing gas or whippets?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  105. prosa123 says:

    Almost all of those majestic Alaskan brown bears which catch salmon in icy rivers are completely infested with worms. Quite often huge worms hang out of their buttholes. Salmon may be tasty but it’s also wormy.

  106. prosa123 says:
    @AnotherDad

    For Christ’s sakes, do you actually believe that? She’s obviously nucking futs, and would have been exactly that way in 1961 too.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    , @Art Deco
  107. @Art Deco

    Corporations, elementary schools, both political parties, the list just goes on and on.

    Who’s on the other side? Daring to ask impertinent questions? Tucker Carlson? Bad Orange Man 👨?

    Ah, the new Android emoticons. Progress.

  108. Rob says:
    @Bill Jones

    I am fairly fond of Z-man, not least because he is blogging in this day and age. That book he discusses is obvious nonsense, and it does not speak well of him that he believes it.

    • Replies: @jb
  109. Trelane says:
    @Anon7

    reminds me of wild hickory nuts

  110. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Johann Ricke

    So sad to hear that. I liked him. The world is a lesser place. So sorry for his family.

  111. @fish

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure this woman is schizo. I mean everyone says “mental health crisis” or “something to do with drugs” about every eff-up nowadays, but in her case it’s almost certainly true, well, except the “crisis” part; she’s just gone around the bend and ain’t coming back, so it’s not a “crisis”, it’s just the way she is now.

    I once dated a woman about her age, hair color, and probably IQ, who later descended into schizophrenia. The points of correspondence are manifold: crazy gaze, delusions of shamanism, doing unaccountable things in the wilderness, attracting a lot of male attention, nursing paranoid grudges about others, etc.

    In the old days, I’d say she’d be found not fit to stand trial for reasons of insanity, but nowadays in California, how can you distinguish that from the craziness of ordinary citizens, or even more so from the craziness of elected officials? Plus, they don’t lock anyone up for being insane anymore.

  112. @dr kill

    Hell , there was an Indian PM who boasted of drinking a glass of his own urine every day. He lived to be 99.

    Or it seemed like it, anyway.

    Ed Pratt prepared for the worst when unicycling across Kazakhstan. Luckily for him, there are extractive industries to bump into in remotest Central Asia.

    Is every Englishman named Ed mad? (And “I’d already drank”? The Queen’s English mangled by her loyal subjects!)

  113. @prosa123

    In 1961 she would have been institutionalized years ago, rather than wandering the wilderness starting fires.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  114. @Jack Armstrong

    Marina Bolotnikova is a journalist in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Mysterious.

    Have you been to Madison? A crowded isthmus with two grids at right angles, and a blinding cupola at the center. And “Start Seeing Mopeds”. Everywhere.

    Slaveowners’ names, too.

  115. @Almost Missouri

    In 1961 she would have been institutionalized years [earlier], rather than wandering the wilderness starting fires.

    Clearly you’ve never heard of Eden Ahbez. Frank Lloyd Wright said the country was tilted to the southwest, because everything loose ended up in California. Eden was Exhibit A.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  116. @Anonymous

    “But overall, major crimes declined last year.”

    Yeah, right. That’s been a running joke for many years.

  117. J.Ross says:
    @Rob

    You can use it to do other stuff, not everything is sniffed directly, hence why they sell it where they sell it. What’s your explanation of why she had CO2 cartridges while wandering around restricted property? She a pine box derby enthusiast? Collecting them for the scrap metal?

  118. @Captain Tripps

    Better yet, I await Reg Ceasar’s take…

    I understand having to separate the elements of my ligature, however, please don’t be dyslectic with them.

    But since you asked…

    Alexandra Souverneva = A deluxe savanna rover.

    By the way, Cæsar Rodney’s ligature graces the Declaration of Independence

    • LOL: Captain Tripps
  119. @Reg Cæsar

    As it happens, I had heard of him.

    https://www.steynonline.com/8746/nature-boy

    But Ahbez said he was just LARPing:

    “I look crazy, but I’m not. Other people don’t look crazy, but they are.”

    Also, underneath the “L” in the “HOLLYWOOD” sign isn’t really the wilderness, and writing songs is preferable to starting fires.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  120. @MEH 0910

    I never could keep “Wildfire” and “Wildflower” straight.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  121. @Almost Missouri

    But Ahbez said he was just LARPing

    Los
    Angeles
    Residence:
    Public parks

  122. MEH 0910 says:
    @Anon7

    Euell Gibbons Grape Nuts Cereal (1974) | Stalking the Wild Cranberry: the Making of a TV Commercial

    [MORE]

    Euell Gibbons Grape Nuts Cereal (1974) Commercial PLUS “Stalking the Wild Cranberry: the Making of a TV Commercial”

    Although Gibbons was an outdoorsman and health food advocate, promoting eating wild foods during the 1960s, his celebrity grew in the ’70s when he starred in a series of Grape Nut cereal commercials. “Many parts of the pine tree are edible….Reminds me of wild hickory nuts,” were a couple of statements that, not only spawned many jokes but also, helped lead him to appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
    Gibbons died on December 29, 1975, aged 64, at Sunbury Community Hospital in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.

    “Stalking the Wild Cranberry: the Making of a TV Commercial”
    This film has been dated by several sources as having been produced in either 1972, 1973, 1974 or 1975. It is our opinion that this film was produced in 1974, based largely on the following sources:
    https://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhlead/umich-bhl-85434?view=text
    https://www.grapenuts.com/our-story/

  123. @prosa123

    Given her hippie-dippy nature, she’s mostly likely unshaved, unlike at least 95% of women under age 40.

    None of the young women I knew at schools in Denmark and Finland in the 1980s shaved, and they were, all but a very few, much more feminine than the ones back home. Fair ankle hair on Nordic women is kind of fetching, even heartwarming. These were girls who expressed their love for a boy by knitting him a sweater.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  124. MEH 0910 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    In my mind “Wildflower” is paired with another melancholy song from that era, “Shannon“.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_(song)

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  125. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    I meant *Wildfire* not Wildflower, confound it! I see what you mean by not keeping them straight.

  126. bomag says:
    @vinteuil

    Indeed.

    But today’s scolds don’t spend much time loving and learning. North Korea is the preferred model.

  127. anonymous[794] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johann Ricke

    Fuck, is that how old he was? I recall him posting as Albertosaurus 14 years ago and assumed that he must have already been 80 or so based on the name and other descriptions of his desiccation

    I remember when he switched names too. He’d been called out for posting so many very hard to believe detailed stories and he revealed himself by name and explained the context,,, etc.

    I found that noble and cool for this part of the interweb.

    Divine magics aside, he’s beyond having too many feelings but I wish YOU, reading me at this very moment, great health and all the happinesses!

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  128. anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @gabriel alberton

    Amen. Thank you for this reminder.

    Not that pleading guilty matters for anything either consudering how the american justice system operates but yeah, we humans ought to be better than the justice system that rules us. Thanks.

  129. anonymous[794] • Disclaimer says:
    @vinteuil

    Sounds rough!

    I’m reminded of Gandhi’s letter to Hitler where he notes when referring to the fuhrer as “my friend” that – “I own no enemies”.

    What perfect writing.

    Enemies are heavy. Best to own as few as possible.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  130. @Buzz Mohawk

    Lordy. What a contrast to the sweet girl in the Stan Adams photo.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ridden_hard_and_put_away_wet

    “The way someone looks or feels when they’ve had a hard time of it. “ (UD)

    “From the inadvisable practice of riding a horse to the point of exhaustion, and then stabling it while it is still coated in sweat, rather than brushing and grooming it properly afterwards.”

  131. Ed Case says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Huge masseters indicate repressed rage, according to Wilhelm Reich.
    John McCain had them.
    Arson used to be associated with homosexuality, we don’t hear about that anymore.

  132. @Johann Ricke

    Very sorry to hear that, always liked his comments. Rest In Peace, Albertosaurus, and thank you.

  133. duncsbaby says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I saw this guy walking across the Mississippi River bridge at La Crosse, Wisconsin back in 2010. I wondered what his story was, I could see he was dragging a trailer behind him. Anyway nowadays he’s trying to walk every street in NYC but is being pretty negligent in updating his website.

    https://imjustwalkin.com/usa/

  134. Jimbo says:
    @James B. Shearer

    Wow, PG&E’s relative must’ve been pissed. I bet that corporation wasn’t invited to Thanksgiving that year…

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
  135. @Johann Ricke

    God bless ol’ Pat. He was a treasure.

  136. Art Deco says:
    @additionalMike

    That’s a state school. The state subcontracts the management of some of its schools to local private institutions. Pretty sure ESF used to be stand-alone. Not sure now.

  137. @Captain Tripps

    The eyes are the windows to one’s soul…

    Well, she needs to draw the curtains.

  138. Art Deco says:
    @prosa123

    Probably. There are ways to manage schizophrenics nowadays not available in 1961, but she’s not co-operating.

  139. Anon[134] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johann Ricke

    RIP

    Perhaps not the same circumstances, but still:

  140. @bomag

    Given her age, she might have been born in the US or moved with her parents as a child.

  141. @Jack D

    Many of these areas should be considered like flood zones. They shouldn’t have allowed people to build in the first place and they shouldn’t be giving fire insurance out in these areas. Before man came, these areas were burned over repeatedly for thousands of years. If you dig a hole you can see the layers of ash every few decades. Alternatively, if you are going to let people build in these areas, you have to aggressively remove the fuel load in nearby forests (anathema to environmentalists) and whatever is built and planted in these areas has to be designed with fire in mind – no cedar shake roofs, etc. What has been done up until now is like a lot of our public policy decisions – we have been subsidizing idiocy because we thought that we were rich and could afford to do so. Maybe if half the population of Mexico had not moved to California we wouldn’t need to be building housing in fire zones.

    Excellent comment Jack.

    I love the West and i don’t have a problem with people who want to live in the woodsy West.

    But these Western forests–with of course individual variance–naturally burned every decade or two or three. Not understanding the system super well we did fire suppression with the ideal of conserving the resource and managing for logging. Then environmentalists put a big stop in most of the logging.

    Fuel loads now are roughly twice what they should be. And fires are correspondingly hugely hotter and more destructive–“crown fires” able to burn up through the tops of the big trees and destroy everything. Fires you really do not want to have. And then we have people living in the forests who expect that their patch of woods should not burn and fire fighters should rally to save which is ridiculous. But understandable given the sort of heat and destruction these crown fires mete out.

    What’s needed is a lot of “thinning” logging and controlled burns, giving us “thinner” more open forests with fewer trees and less underbrush.

    All this is very well understood now. But we have feelings “every tree is sacred” environmentalism and a sclerotic public bureaucracy, entangled by the environmental legal morass. And the enviros logging stop means in many places we don’t even have the logging industry–mills and markets–available to do the necessary logging. It must be rebuilt for a consistent, continuous wood flow. Which won’t happen until the legal and bureaucratic obstacles are cleared.

    Like much of our public policy it is utopian–feelings based–silliness, coupled with legal harassment and bureaucratic inertia thwarting rationality and basic common sense.

  142. TWS says:
    @Whiskey

    This makes no sense. Even less sense than usual. I sympathize with your lack of female companionship. Seriously I do. This certainly doesn’t prove women are the enemy of beta males. If anything this proves most of the environmental crowd are a couple cards short of a deck.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
  143. TWS says:
    @prosa123

    What the hell is wrong with you?

  144. @Reg Cæsar

    Ditto for West Germany, during my student days there (1980-1985).

    And I still have two beautiful wool sweaters my West German Girlfriend knitted for me. (I haven’t been able to fit into them for many moons; I weighed 55K in those days.) She also knitted me a series of brown wool caps, but I unfortunately lost them all.

  145. @Thoughts

    Practising witchcraft? Near other people’s homes?
    If the prosecution had any sense they’d find out if she weighs the same as a duck, by seeing if she floats instead of drowning.
    Then the course of action is obvious. Pile up the (non-Californian-type) faggots. Anyone got a Zippo?

  146. SafeNow says:
    @JMcG

    Thanks. I got Bobcat mixed-up with Hobie Cat. Senior moment. But I’m not as bad as Biden.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  147. @Emil Nikola Richard

    Alan Parsons has a lot to answer for, especially “Don’t Answer Me”.

    The only time I ever got arrested at at a concert was at an MMM show. I should have known better than to run callin’ “Wildfire” in a crowded theater.

  148. jb says:
    @Rob

    Z-man is a total blowhard. He has some interesting ideas sometimes, but two-thirds of the time he is just asserting his own often questionable opinions as though they were indisputable facts that “all normal people” believed. I’m disturbed that Taki’s has taken him on as a regular (although his writing there generally seems to be a half step up from what he puts on his blog).

    • Replies: @Dan Kurt
  149. @Jimbo

    “Wow, PG&E’s relative must’ve been pissed. I bet that corporation wasn’t invited to Thanksgiving that year…”

    A relative of mine not PG&E. IIRC my relative had insurance with a \$1000 deductible and the insurance company estimated the damage at \$950 (or something like that) which PG&E eventually paid.

  150. JMcG says:
    @SafeNow

    I got a chuckle out of that- take care!

  151. Imagine a date with this broad.
    ” I hear the osso buco is amazing here,wait,Im sorry,but I seem to be getting this odor,something…is it…bear urine?”

  152. Dan Kurt says:
    @notsaying

    RE: “…on a warming planet that is potentially being made even hotter by huge carbon emissions from the blazes.” notsaying

    The EARTH is actually cooling not warming. Ever hear of a Grand Solar Minimum?

    Dan Kurt

  153. Dan Kurt says:
    @jb

    RE: “Z-man is a total blowhard.”jb

    Yea, thats the ticket. The Z-Man probably has an IQ of 160+ and what he writes passes over your head.

    Dan Kurt

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  154. @anonymous

    I’m reminded of Gandhi’s letter to Hitler where he notes when referring to the fuhrer as “my friend” that – “I own no enemies”.

    Today our dollar store had enemas on clearance. I thought, how appropriate.

  155. @PiltdownMan

    Thanks. I’m familiar with that. It doesn’t help. There’s no apparent punchline.

  156. @Dan Kurt

    Ah, but 160 isn’t what it used to be.

  157. Sure thing, lady, a puddle of bear urine.

    How long would a liquid deposited on hot dry ground in hot dry weather remain as a puddle?

  158. Tom F. says:
    @Jack D

    One theory is that she intended to boil the bear urine while it was still in the bear.

  159. MEH 0910 says:

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