Day 48-SIP-The Three Roses of Padauk

Who is leading? If my recollection serves me correctly President Trump announced the COVID-19 Task Force Guidelines on March 16, 2020. Within forty-eight hours the Mayor of Frankfort issued the same guidelines under his name. Four days later on 20 March 2020 our State Governor issued his version of the same.

I began writing my Covid-19 diary on the 16 of March, the same day the president announced the guidelines. What I see here is a chain of command from the National level down to the local community, but the State lagged in making decisions. Could this lag also be the reason why Illinois has the most debt of all the States? Could it be that is the reason citizens are leaving the state as fast as they can? It is the reason that I have considered leaving many times, only to be sucked back by personal responsibilities?

Anyway, it is a beautiful sunny day in Illinois today, but a might on the chilly side at 46 degrees and it’s windy making it feel even cooler. The sun is making the plant life explode and life is returning from the deep winter sleep. Tulips bloom in abundance, the daffodils are already gone as are the magnolias. The grass is Irish green and the trees and shrubs are about half way open toward full leaf. As soon as I post this non-sense I’ll join many others on a walk along our bicycle path fully masked.

This morning I cleaned my shop as I do after completing a project successfully. My routine is to hang the new work in the place of honor with lighting for a few weeks or until I get tired of it and replace it with something different. In the meantime, I will begin a new piece with fewer elements which should be quicker to complete. This latest was supposed to be that project, but it evolved into one with one hundred pieces and short equaled forty days. My goal is to get ‘short’ down to seven days max. There is a lot of room for improvement ahead.

The Three Roses of Padauk

Buy It Back

I have a piece of advice for the artists lucky enough to have Ivanka Trump putting their art on her walls. If you don’t want her to see your art, offer to buy it back at the price she paid for it!

I would think you would want her to see it just to make her upset that the world is now using her to promote your piece of shit art works. Frankly, after seeing some of the work she has hanging I am appalled at her lack of taste. Of course it makes sense to buy it back so you can work on it to make it worthy of showing.

Just in case you are really interested:

“Who are some of your favorite artists?”

Ivanka Trump: “I love Christopher Wool and Cy Twombly.”

“There are also so many great younger artists that I really love including Wade Guyton, Nate Lowman, Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Joe Bradley, and others.”

Frankly, after viewing  some of their works I will stay away from them. I sincerely believe they paint with the brush hanging out of their anus and swirling the paint onto the canvas with gaseous relief.

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REALLY?

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It looks like the artist hung a piece of canvas on a wall outside, and let people stick their used gum on it.

I’m Taking Orders

Since September I have been burrowed in my wood shop creating works of art. Actually, the art is by Judy Gale Roberts whose patterns I used to craft her vision of flowers. At this point I am ready to take orders for any or all the flowers I have executed in wood. The only warning I have is that if you have to ask what the price is you cannot afford one of these pieces. I am getting quicker in my execution, and my skill level is improving, but it still took over forty hours to make each of these seemingly simple designs. Here they are:

Sunflower-September, 2015

Sunflower-September, 2015

Rose, October 2015

Rose, October 2015

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Phalaenopsis Orchid, October 2015

All orders received will be delivered in the future. Specific dates cannot be made since I don’t know when or how I will be able to work on your request. If I commit, I promise to surprise you with a beautiful flower from the 2015 Monet Vision- Wood Flowers

A Bloodless Takeover

It amazes me that we watch a total invasion of Europe on TV news, and there is not single shot being fired as the Muslim world descends upon the rich socialist countries. When Hitler did his thing he used tanks and trucks and Jeeps loaded with armed soldiers to occupy France. The muslims are wise enough to do it without any weapons. The have only their feet for transportation. Evidently they watched TV a year ago when the thousands of kids walked across the Mexico-USA border to find homes in the USA another rich socialist country. I give the muslims credit, they learn fast.

Instead of chasing these people back to their home countries they welcome the muslims with open arms. Why? Because Europe needs the population to keep its economy going. Germany has a huge problem with native birthrate; it is almost nonexistent. Without an influx of new people Germans will become extinct. It is the same in the USA but we will take a few years longer to go completely non-white. Our kids are having a great time enjoying procreational activity without the responsibility of rearing children. Where did we go wrong? Lets blame Hugh Hefner for starting the sexual liberation movement. Capitalism is also to blame. Some evil pharmaceutical company decided to invent a drug to prevent pregnancy, and that ushered in the woman’s liberation movement. I have to blame women also because once they were in the driver’s seat in controlling pregnancy they suddenly wanted to be like men, and do the same things. Women now do the same things as men, but they forgot what the sole objective of having two sexes is all about making babies. Liberation also opened the closet doors for all homosexuals to come out, and to demand marriage licenses; we know how many kids they produce.

The result is that foreigners invade Europe, and Europeans will lose their countries as a result. Closing the border after the crowd is in, is too late.

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Moving into Europe right behind all these the refugees will be ISIS, and the Caliphate will dominate the entire continent as they tried to do during the Ottoman Empires. They will occupy Europe until Europeans wake up and chase them out. Oh, I forgot, Europeans quit having kids in favor of jobs. What that means is Paris will most likely become the European capital of the new Caliphate. The Eiffel tower is replaced by a huge golden domed mosque. London will offer the London Eye ferris wheel to form the base of the dome of their new mosque. Only the USA survives because they were smart enough to let only Central and South America to invade. Since the people coming from there are mostly Christian there will be an all out war between the imported Muslims who will have a field day slaying the free flow of Christian infidels

The Vatican will have to move to Argentina to get away from ISIS. There, the Pope will pray daily for forgiveness. After all he is partly responsible for starting all this bullshit, and for creating world turmoil with his new doctrine of global warming. Pope Francis will commission an Inca style pyramid in the middle of the Vatican plaza now situated in Buenos Aries to honor the god of Global Warming Fire. ISIS will invade Argentina, and take over the new pyramid for use in slaying infidels by decapitation; then using the heads to fuel the fire god’s eternal flame.

Last year I read an article by Pope Francis in which he recommended all Catholics to read a book written in 1907 by Robert Hugh Benson titled The Lord of the World. I read the book. The plot involves a new smooth talking charismatic much like Obama whose sole goal is to destroy Christianity, namely the Catholic Church. I’ll save you the time to read it. The new guy is successful, and kills off every last Priest, Bishop, and Cardinal on earth thus ending the Church period. I think Pope Francis has a self fulfilled prophecy to do the same. If not Francis, then Europe for sure has a desire to convert to Islam.

Before GM Stood for Government Motors

One picture is worth a thousand words, so here are twenty-one thousand words. These are photos of billboards posted by General Motors in the Detroit area at a time in history when America was exceptional, proud, and still the best country in the world. It was at a time when blacks, hispanics, muslims, and gays thought so too. None of them needed demonstrations, hash tags, and civil disobedience to show they belonged. People had purpose in life because they worked. The war on poverty was not yet established, food stamps were not invented, and if you claimed unemployment insurance it was because you were unemployable for some drastic reason. Medicare was still a figment of some democrats imagination, and health care is what you did everyday to eat right, sleep right, and keep physically active right. There was no need for a war on drugs either.

This was a time when owning a car was still special. Your car was an expression of your self, and gave you another degree of freedom.

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