Skip to comments.Bird-chasing guards rip palace painting with bamboo sticks
Posted on 08/06/2009 2:07:03 PM PDT by WesternCulture
Bamboo-wielding guards at the royal palace in Stockholm have damaged a portrait of the first Bernadotte king while in hot pursuit of a renegade jackdaw, TV4 reports.
The jackdaw snuck into the royal cabinet meeting room via an open chimney. Royal guards, who were armed with bamboo sticks, chased the bird into the room as it flew directly at the painting.
In their attempts to apprehend the flying fugitive, the guards ripped a hole in Fredric Westin's 1838 portrait of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who reigned as King Karl XIV of Sweden February 5, 1818 until his death on March 8, 1844.
The fate of the jackdaw remains unknown, but TV4 reported that the Royal Court now plans to put a net over the chimneys to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Similar misfortunes could happen anywhere:
Royal Guards should use those sticks on Islamic invasion population taking over Malmo.
OTOH is a link in the middle of the article about the new birthday suit Swedish calendar some here might find of interest.
"Well, I...uh...ruined a two-century old piece of art chasing a bird with a stick. How about you?"
“What about pointed sticks?”
Jean-Baptiste!? Doesn’t sound very Swedish to me.
Did Napoleon conquer Sweden when I wasn’t looking?
Thanks. That “jackdaw” has some pretty sharp looking talons. Weird grey eyes too. A perfect extra for a scary movie or a Rammstein music video.
20 lashes with a wet loofah!
- Thanks for the advice, but I'd prefer to use lachrymatory agents and rubber bullets in response to the “religious manifestations” of certain immigrants in the southernmost part of my country.
Or even better; never allow them in.
Sweden is under no obligation, whatsoever, to act as the social security office of the world just because we are one of the few well developed industrialized nations with a balanced national budget.
Sweden is governed by PC morons (even though the Government of today constitutes a major improvement compared to the horrors of the 1970s and 1980s) but is in no way unique as far as ignorance goes.
Show me a Western nation of today where the majority of the inhabitants fully realizes the threat of Islam.
So, government employees in Sweden are stupid and clumsy too! Guess it’s not an issue limited to US.
>>Show me a Western nation of today
Serbia, or is that not considered “Western”.
“Jean-Baptiste!? Doesnt sound very Swedish to me.
Did Napoleon conquer Sweden when I wasnt looking?”
I agree. At least the Swedes do not elect them to run the country. I think instead of sticks used in Malmo a Bofors AK-5 is a better choice.
That headline is quite ambiguous.
And this matters, why?
Fools. If they had simply left the doors open and a trail of food out the door, the bird would have left on it’s own.
Or they could have had Bubba Clinton come and escort it our of the building.
Serbia is a part of the Western world all right, but sometimes I wonder if not most of Serbia has surrendered to PC ideology. Serbia is a good example of a nation that resists Islam. But you can fight evil in a fruitful way and in an intelligent way. Serbia has always been hostile to all aspects of Austrian culture, among them, to Austrian skills of diplomacy. Patriotic Serbs must stop dreaming of big brother Russia to pave the way for them in the domain of Balkan affairs. Russia will never have that kind of power. Russia is only using Serbia as a disposable piece in a giant game of chess. I’m not hostile to Serbia. I might not believe in killing innocent Muslim children and raping their mothers, but on the other hand, I can’t see why Serbia should hand over parts of their territory to Albanians just because the UN says so. In this sense, Serbia has many allies. Regardless of MiloeviÄ, Kosovo belongs to Serbia.
“And this matters, why?”
- Don’t you have things like precious art where you live?
I bet Billy Mays would have had a product to fix that good as new.
- My English isn't especially good, but at least, I can see why the staff of www.thelocal.com don't work for The Times.
Something about chasing birds makes palace guards dislike paintings of bamboo sticks.
Or maybe the palace is named “Chasing-Birds” and the guards died while painting bamboo sticks.
I just can’t figure it out.
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.
(Eat your heart out, quick brown fox!)
We have shotguns in this country.
Perhaps a net would have been more effective...
At least they weren’t armed with bananas!
>.I cant see why Serbia should hand over parts of their territory to Albanians just because the UN says so. I
More than the UN, it was the bombing campaign carried out by the USA that accomplished that.
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