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James Everett Stuart, "Sunshine & Shadow Near Gilroy" (1916)

So, which is it?


Posted by: rdbrewer at 09:30 AM




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1 Memorex

Posted by: blaster at August 06, 2015 09:28 AM (2Ocf1)

2 Where's the content.

And, I already found Waldo.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 09:29 AM (j4Cu5)

3 Upper right corner in top image:

Blowback from the photo flash?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 06, 2015 09:30 AM (wtvvX)

4 Also, those clouds look all rapey.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 06, 2015 09:31 AM (wtvvX)

5 AQI?

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 09:31 AM (VcOqI)

6 "Before the Persian War"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (u5gzz)

7 Storm's a-brewin'.

Posted by: joncelli, Penis Monster at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (RD7QR)

8
Upper right corner in top image:

Blowback from the photo flash?



Yes. And I like the color balance better in the second version so I'm going with that.

The rape in the top one has too much orange in it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (JtwS4)

9 Who is Gilroy and where is he?

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (VcOqI)

10 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (kff5f)

11 I found Carmen Sandiego!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

12 Gilroy was here.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

13 Yes. And I like the color balance better in the second version so I'm going with that.

The rape in the top one has too much orange in it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2015 09:32 AM (JtwS4)

Rape Nehi >>> Orange Nehi

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 06, 2015 09:34 AM (wtvvX)

14 I've been to Gilroy for the garlic festival. It's the lower one.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 06, 2015 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

15 rd, Thanks for the lovely, relaxing painting. It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.

Posted by: JTB at August 06, 2015 09:35 AM (FvdPb)

16
Gilroy was here!

No, here!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at August 06, 2015 09:36 AM (k5eO3)

17 I cant even find where this painting is. I thought we could form an investigating committee and go see it for ourselves.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 06, 2015 09:37 AM (iQIUe)

18 So much orange... is this where Boehner is from?

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at August 06, 2015 09:37 AM (NXO+0)

19 >>>James Everett Stuart, "Sunshine Shadow Near Gilroy" (1916)
.
.
.In keeping with yesterdays theme, that isn't sunshine. That is the detonation of a 40KT Nuclear device.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 06, 2015 09:37 AM (iONHu)

20 14 Bruce With a Wang!

This obviously pre-dates the garlic festival. There are no long lines of cars grid-locked.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 06, 2015 09:37 AM (u82oZ)

21 Before: Painting heavily stained with tobacco smoke
After: Restoration complete

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 09:38 AM (VcOqI)

22 Speaking of the Bay Area, funny story at the Daily Caller about a light pole in San Francisco that was corroded by piss and collapsed nearly killing a guy.

If that isn't a perfect metaphor for San Francisco I don't know what it.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 09:40 AM (OGm46)

23 Pentagon's elite forces lack diversity


http://tinyurl.com/nqqhfnf


'SOCOM needs diversity, we need people of color, we need men, we need women to help us solve the problems that we deal with today,' Votel said. 'So we need good people; men, women, trans, people of all colors.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 09:40 AM (fWAjv)

24 *may have inserted 'trans' in there. Just to help them out for the future.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 09:40 AM (fWAjv)

25 Beautiful.

Nothing quite like a golden field of rapeseed.

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at August 06, 2015 09:41 AM (uMDmi)

26 Gone are the days
When my heart was young and gay
Gone are toils
Of the cotton fields away
Gone to the fields
Of a better land, I know
I hear those gentle voices callin' me
Old Black Joe

I'm comin', I'm comin'
Though my head is bendin' low
I hear those gentle voices calling
Old Black Joe

Posted by: Zombie Stephen Foster at August 06, 2015 09:41 AM (D0NZx)

27 'SOCOM needs diversity, we need people of color, we need men, we need women to help us solve the problems that we deal with today,' Votel said. 'So we need good people; men, women, trans, people of all colors.'

"And, dammit, we'll lower the standards until we GET women, trans, and people of all colors!"

I weep for our military.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:41 AM (kff5f)

28 Glenn Beck just played a clip of Andrew Breitbart predicting Trump. He said Trump is of course not conservative but Republican candidates need to learn to play the media or else we (meaning Republicans) will get a celebrity candidate.

Posted by: blaster at August 06, 2015 09:42 AM (2Ocf1)

29 In keeping with yesterdays theme, that isn't sunshine. That is the detonation of a 40KT Nuclear device.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


You know, this new daily threat of being nuked by a foreign nation state reminds me of my childhood in the latter Cold War. Oddly comforting, in a somewhat terrifying way.

Posted by: Moderate Salami -- Cecil the Dead Lion for Prez at August 06, 2015 09:42 AM (/Ho8c)

30
'SOCOM needs diversity, we need people of color, we need men, we need women to help us solve the problems that we deal with today,' Votel said. 'So we need good people; men, women, trans, people of all colors.'

You won't be solving a f*cking thing... you'll be tied up by endless bitch sessions for every aggrieved bastard you bring on board for your "diversity".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at August 06, 2015 09:43 AM (k5eO3)

31 Ain't Gilroy where them Mexeecans fertilize the cilantro fields with Yglesias?

Posted by: Bob's Country Bunker at August 06, 2015 09:43 AM (cWed3)

32 So Bruce lost 50% of the audience after one episode. Gee, I guess most people doent want to see a guy crying over what lipstick shade he shd wear. Who knew?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 06, 2015 09:43 AM (iQIUe)

33 Top: James Everett Stuart, 'Sunshine & Shadow Near Gilroy' (1916)


Bottom: Rachel Dolezal's original work, 'Black Opportunity in America' 2014

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 09:43 AM (fWAjv)

34 You know, this new daily threat of being nuked by a foreign nation state reminds me of my childhood in the latter Cold War. Oddly comforting, in a somewhat terrifying way.

I'm too young to remember "duck-and-cover" drills (I know, I know: your lawn, get off of it), but it is oddly comforting to know that I live close enough to a primary target that I could probably race the nuke there and get close enough so that I was instantly vaporized.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:44 AM (kff5f)

35 Is that Gilroy, just south of San Jose? If so then today, those are garlic fields.

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2015 09:44 AM (LISuA)

36 That tree is totally raping that house.

Posted by: Dang at August 06, 2015 09:44 AM (2oWD2)

37 28 Glenn Beck just played a clip of Andrew Breitbart predicting Trump. He said Trump is of course not conservative but Republican candidates need to learn to play the media or else we (meaning Republicans) will get a celebrity candidate.
=========================

Exactly right

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (LISuA)

38 >>>Thanks for the lovely, relaxing painting. It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.

You're welcome!

Posted by: rdbrewer at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (Iyg03)

39 If so then today, those are garlic fields.

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2015 09:44 AM (LISuA)


Preparing for the Vampire Apocalypse, huh? Well, I guess it's more original than the Zombie Apocalypse...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (kff5f)

40 Cancelling Caitlyn would be a Hate Crime Against Humanity.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

41 It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.

I don't understand these words in this order.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (kff5f)

42
obama: Everyone likes the Iran agreement except Israel.

obama: You think the Iran agreement is shitty? I couldve made an even shittier deal with Iran, so you should be thanking me.

Posted by: Soothsayer II, twelve-time Top Commenter at August 06, 2015 09:46 AM (kjbSf)

43 Gilroy was here?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 06, 2015 09:46 AM (63D73)

44
Preparing for the Vampire Apocalypse, huh? Well, I guess it's more original than the Zombie Apocalypse...

I applaud your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2015 09:46 AM (JtwS4)

45 FYI

Weebly sucks donkey balls.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2015 09:46 AM (Zu3d9)

46
Top picture is brought to you by BoehnerVision: If It Ain't Hard, It Ain't Boehner!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at August 06, 2015 09:46 AM (k5eO3)

47 Autumnal earth tones. It's like Al Gore's wardrobe come to life.

Posted by: physics geek at August 06, 2015 09:47 AM (MT22W)

48 Sting is about to break into song.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 09:47 AM (VcOqI)

49 Just saw Danika Patrick doing a Dental commercial.

Oh boy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 09:47 AM (j4Cu5)

50 I am waiting to be connected to a "customer success advocate."

If my title was "customer success advocate" I would kill myself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2015 09:48 AM (Zu3d9)

51 >>According to a report in the Taiwanese press China is set to provide the Islamic Republic with 24 J 10 fighter jets

>>In exchange Iran will permit China access to its largest oilfield for the next 20 years

>>The total estimated value of the deal is $1 billion

http://tinyurl.com/qeygajr

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 09:48 AM (OGm46)

52
40 Cancelling Caitlyn would be a Hate Crime Against Humanity.

Pair it up with Michael Sam -- The New Odd Couple!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at August 06, 2015 09:48 AM (k5eO3)

53 Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 09:48 AM (OGm46)

Heck of a job, Barky!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:49 AM (kff5f)

54
If my title was "customer success advocate" I would kill myself.

Well, now you know why your wait is so long...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at August 06, 2015 09:49 AM (k5eO3)

55 They're upset with Jenner and his views on welfare.


Jenner then clarified: 'But you don't want people to get totally dependent on it. That's when they get into trouble. 'Why should I work? You know, I've got a few bucks, I've got my room paid for.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 09:49 AM (fWAjv)

56 More like HORROR AND RAPE !!!!!!

Posted by: Sabrina Ruben Erdely at August 06, 2015 09:49 AM (2XMpf)

57 I'm too young to remember "duck-and-cover" drills (I
know, I know: your lawn, get off of it), but it is oddly comforting to
know that I live close enough to a primary target that I could probably
race the nuke there and get close enough so that I was instantly
vaporized.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit


Yep. That's the only good part.

Of course, the bad part is that the mullahs might be less deterred than the Russkies by the threat of mutual destruction.

Posted by: Moderate Salami -- Cecil the Dead Lion for Prez at August 06, 2015 09:49 AM (/Ho8c)

58 The logical end to the Vampire Apocalypse would be all surviving humans farmed for their blood.

At least with the zombies there's some small amount of hope that you can survive as a free man.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 09:50 AM (l2max)

59 That's a lot of air pollution for 1916, especially in a rural area.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 09:51 AM (2Ojst)

60 Test

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 06, 2015 09:51 AM (/kI1Q)

61 Let me just drop this here.

ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters




http://tinyurl.com/pw342c3

Posted by: wrg500 at August 06, 2015 09:51 AM (S+el1)

62 So how is everyone this morning? Getting psyched for this evening's debate?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 06, 2015 09:52 AM (2XMpf)

63 So, which inquisitor will ask about Caitlyn Jenner tonight?

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 09:52 AM (VcOqI)

64 33 =LOL

Posted by: scottst at August 06, 2015 09:52 AM (Ltygl)

65 From the sidebar: Does Amy Schumer really not know she's weapon's-grade boner killer?

Posted by: Dang at August 06, 2015 09:52 AM (2oWD2)

66 If you missed the hearings on the Iran deal, you missed quite a show. Chuck Schumer did his contortionist act, spending as much time explaining how he hasn't made up mind as he did asking some pointed questions about the sanctions, the contracts and grandfathering. Sen. Pocahantas Warren threw so many softballs at the panel she's going to pitch at the next World Series. The Little League one. Sen. Menendez was going to chew gum and kick ass, but he was all out of gum. Yowza.

Posted by: vivi at August 06, 2015 09:53 AM (/wu0m)

67 Totally random thought. I saw Rickles on the Tonight Show a couple of days ago.

He was great.

They need to bring him back every Monday or Tuesday to be the next Ed McMahon.

Fallon needs a foil. Rickles is perfect He's old, but that's what makes him perfect.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 06, 2015 09:54 AM (YqcVw)

68
Of course, the bad part is that the mullahs might be less deterred than the Russkies by the threat of mutual destruction.


Posted by: Moderate Salami -- Cecil the Dead Lion for Prez

Unfortunately the mullahs would welcome a retaliatory strike. It plays into their belief in the coming of the 12th iman.

Posted by: wrg500 at August 06, 2015 09:54 AM (S+el1)

69 Smells like garlic in this thread...

Posted by: dude guy at August 06, 2015 09:54 AM (QCc6B)

70 41 It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.

I don't understand these words in this order.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 09:45 AM (kff5f)

Me neither. The day I don't wake up in a steaming pile of white-hot rage will be the day I'm dead.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 09:54 AM (2Ojst)

71 Hey! That's the view I get when I step out the door each morning. Most mornings, anyway.

Posted by: mindful webworker - in Yesteryearland at August 06, 2015 09:54 AM (v6tPi)

72 "ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters"

And not a single University Sexual Assault advocacy organization will say a word.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 09:55 AM (j4Cu5)

73 The top one looks like it was shot through one of those Vaseline covered filters they use in Hollywood to make it look less old and fat.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 06, 2015 09:55 AM (IN7k+)

74
The Kartrashians really love black schlong so, Jenner and Sam may be a match. But since Sam isnt a millionaire, its a no go.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 06, 2015 09:55 AM (iQIUe)

75 Fallon needs something to counter his "aw, shucks" act.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 09:56 AM (kZVsz)

76 It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.

I don't understand these words in this order.



AoSHQ - We rage more by the open thread than most people do all day.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 06, 2015 09:56 AM (5weRM)

77 "ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters"


Maybe it wasn't sex-sex.

Posted by: Whoopi Pie at August 06, 2015 09:56 AM (8ikIW)

78 >>Heck of a job, Barky!

Favorite part of that article:

>>According to defense analysts Israel and the US are concerned about the emerging deal which if executed could complicate foreign armies efforts to act freely in the region

You. Don't. Say.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (OGm46)

79 50 I am waiting to be connected to a "customer success advocate."

If my title was "customer success advocate" I would kill myself.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2015 09:48 AM (Zu3d9)

But the cold, cruel, bleak meaninglessness of life you're good with? Huh.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (2Ojst)

80 "ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters"


At least they don't stalk and kill lions.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (j4Cu5)

81 Rickles is perfect He's old, but that's what makes him perfect.

Rickles is the last guy living who can say the things he says.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (oVJmc)

82 You know those meetings where everybody present is listening to your office director spout a bunch of BS and you feel like you're the only one in the room that really knows the truth about the office? Yeah, I have one of those this morning. Luckily, my boss will be there and he knows the real story and can see through the BS.

Sigh...

Posted by: Mainah at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (659DL)

83 Tepid Air reporting that survey results show Americans support for PP is rock steady, and well above 50 percent.

The White House saying, no we don't know about any of this, but hey, womens health.

The media saying, no, we don't know nothing, but extremist republicans.

It works every time.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (U6f54)

84 Morning, Horde. How's life?

Posted by: DangerGirl: Hardliner, Reactionary and All-Around Wackobird at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (TUUTu)

85 So, the ISIS fighters didn't just rape the shit out of them?

Or did they execute them by raping the shit out of them?

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 09:58 AM (kZVsz)

86 One is iJeb! and the other is Hillary!?

Posted by: Fritz at August 06, 2015 09:58 AM (UzPAd)

87 heh, the Ghost of Stephen Foster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJzWGkgFcTU

Posted by: Kindltot at August 06, 2015 09:58 AM (3pRHP)

88 Just change up the coloration and declare it a new print. Worked for my crap and the sheeple bought my calendars, notepads, etc. I chortled all the way to the bank!

Posted by: Ansel Adams at August 06, 2015 09:58 AM (gwG9s)

89 82 You know those meetings where everybody present is listening to your office director spout a bunch of BS and you feel like you're the only one in the room that really knows the truth about the office? Yeah, I have one of those this morning. Luckily, my boss will be there and he knows the real story and can see through the BS.

Sigh...
Posted by: Mainah at August 06, 2015 09:57 AM (659DL)

Chip Diller, office director.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 09:58 AM (2Ojst)

90 "ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters"



And not a single University Sexual Assault advocacy organization will say a word.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Butbutbutbut...BINDERS FULL OF WOMYNS!!!

Posted by: SJW Scrunt at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (/Ho8c)

91 Lois Lerner targeted Bristol Palin, email shows.

Nothing to see here, I am sure it is just a coincidence!

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (COpZ4)

92 Luckily, my boss will be there and he knows the real story and can see through the BS.



Sigh...

Posted by: Mainah

I would play BS Bingo at those meetings. Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (8ikIW)

93 Wait Hiroshima is still smoking? Damn I did good work

Posted by: Little Boy at August 06, 2015 10:00 AM (0FSuD)

94 I would play BS Bingo at those meetings. Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.
Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (8ikIW)

People who use those words in a non-ironic fashion should be horsewhipped in the public square.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:00 AM (2Ojst)

95 >>Pentagon's elite forces lack diversity
http://tinyurl.com/nqqhfnf


Yeah, knew this was coming. No way would the SJW's stop until they ruined the SEALS w/women.
Sorry, women can't meet the SEAL standards - most men can't, either.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2015 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

96 Rickles is perfect He's old, but that's what makes him perfect.

Rickles is the last guy living who can say the things he says.


He's like your crazy attic uncle.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 06, 2015 10:01 AM (5weRM)

97 Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 06, 2015 10:02 AM (/kI1Q)

98 >>Sorry, women can't meet the SEAL standards - most men can't, either.

You obviously have never met Demi Moore.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (OGm46)

99 He's like your crazy attic uncle.

Posted by: rickb223

You mean like Slow Joe?

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (8ikIW)

100 Comments seem..., marginal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (9mTYi)

101 #93 For what the Japanese Imperial Army did to prisoners, forced slaves, and citizen populations during World War II, Tokyo should still be smoking

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (VcOqI)

102 I would play BS Bingo at those meetings. Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (8ikIW)


At a company I worked for years ago, they once (before I got there, but the meeting lives in infamy) had one of those "All Company" meetings for multiple locations - meaning the CEO gave his BS spiel to a camera, and the video was played for the employees later - and at a location in another state (the business was HQ'd in California, our office was in Irving, TX).

Apparently, a few of the more... Horde-worthy employees decided to have a drinking game based on some of the CEO's favorite phrases.

Did I mention that the meeting lives in infamy?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Derringer Bandit at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (kff5f)

103 Just change up the coloration and declare it a new print. Worked for my crap and the sheeple bought my calendars, notepads, etc. I chortled all the way to the bank!
Posted by: Ansel Adams



Turn out some lights.
-Thomas Kinkade

Posted by: rickb223 at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (5weRM)

104 #100 No one is in gear. Just one of those days.

Posted by: Shallow HAL 9000 at August 06, 2015 10:03 AM (VcOqI)

105 Hey Hammer is it as hot in the MTs as CLT? Too hot to even go trout fishing I hear.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (0FSuD)

106 95 >>Pentagon's elite forces lack diversity
http://tinyurl.com/nqqhfnf


Yeah, knew this was coming. No way would the SJW's stop until they ruined the SEALS w/women.
Sorry, women can't meet the SEAL standards - most men can't, either.
Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2015 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

Next up - diversity quotas in the special forces for the disabled. Paraplegia should be no barrier for those who wish to serve!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (2Ojst)

107 I am waiting to be connected to a "customer success advocate".

New caption for New Yorker cartoons?

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (ZQfW9)

108 I prefer the second rendering of the painting. I wonder what it actually looks like?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (9mTYi)

109 Moderate Salami: ...the mullahs might be less deterred than the Russkies by the threat of mutual destruction.

How can you suggest such a thing about the relijinn of piece?

--quote--
An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like "end of the world."
--/quote--

War News Updates
http://bit.ly/wants2endworld

"Chanting 'Death to America' is an act of loove."
-Jeb Kerry

Posted by: mindful webworker - randomly at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (v6tPi)

110 I like the colors in the second picture better so I'm going with that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:05 AM (OSs/l)

111 "If you judge president Obama by his own standards, he is an abject failure when it comes to international relations. Forget about my standard or yours. By his own standard he is an abject failure when it comes to dealing with Iran."

Alan Dershowitz

Posted by: wrg500 at August 06, 2015 10:06 AM (S+el1)

112
Then maybe it's time to revisit a thread from a couple of years ago.

Do we think Flo from Progressive likes anal?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2015 10:06 AM (JtwS4)

113 WW I was raging when this painting was done. That California field stark contrast to the fields in Flanders.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 06, 2015 10:06 AM (rfjjV)

114 Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyV_UG60dD4


Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier

Great!! I've not seen that before. I will be sending that to some of my former coworkers and suppliers.

Thanks!

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 10:06 AM (8ikIW)

115 I know it's probably been axed. Ace going to live blog the debate tonight?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 06, 2015 10:07 AM (0FSuD)

116 Anal's cheaper than birth control. And Flo is all about savings.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 10:07 AM (kZVsz)

117
Thanks for the lovely, relaxing painting. It beats the heck out of starting the day in a steaming pile of rage.
Posted by: JTB




Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy
Anger is an energy

http://tinyurl.com/cyt7rte

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2015 10:07 AM (kdS6q)

118 "Forget about my standard or yours. By his own standard he is an abject failure when it comes to dealing with Iran."


Those public standards were intended for local consumption.

By his actual private standard, it has been a stunning success.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 10:08 AM (j4Cu5)

119 Hey Hammer is it as hot in the MTs as CLT? Too hot to even go trout fishing I hear.
Posted by: Nip
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It's all in the elevation. But yes, we've had daytime highs in the mid-upper 80's for this week. Happily, night time temps drop into the mid 60's. One night last week it dropped into the upper 50's. Currently 68.5 deg.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2015 10:09 AM (9mTYi)

120 "He hears my voice"

A Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

http://tinyurl.com/oacbxtb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:09 AM (OSs/l)

121 Are Amy Shchumer's 15 minutes of fame almost over? I just read the sidebar about her interview in Australia, and she continues to impress people like me with her keen, hyper-intelligent wit.

Can we be done with her now?

Posted by: RobM1981 at August 06, 2015 10:09 AM (zurJC)

122 'The sky was angry that morning as Hillhuma, the devil-princess rode into town upon an animated lion carcass festooned with pieces of human infants.'

Posted by: Eromero at August 06, 2015 10:10 AM (go5uR)

123 Barry doesn't want us to be the world's lone superpower. And, in true socialist form, he doesn't even the field by improving someone else's status, but by lowering our own.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 10:10 AM (kZVsz)

124 120 "He hears my voice"

A Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

http://tinyurl.com/oacbxtb
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:09 AM (OSs/l)

He heard my voice, slapped me in the mouth and told me to shut up, he was busy.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:11 AM (2Ojst)

125 Anal's cheaper than birth control. And Flo is all about savings.



Doesn't matter if she likes it or not. Once you find yourself in that position, "choice" is not your option anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 06, 2015 10:11 AM (5weRM)

126 Zippy has a post about the White House, and it's possible relationship with Cecil.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=230952

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 10:11 AM (j4Cu5)

127 Sorry about the ejaculate in the upper right corner.

Posted by: James Everett Stuart at August 06, 2015 10:12 AM (VAsIq)

128 126 Zippy has a post about the White House, and it's possible relationship with Cecil.

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=230952
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 10:11 AM (j4Cu5)

I didn't know lions were a thing with them.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:12 AM (2Ojst)

129 >>And, in true socialist form, he doesn't even the field by improving someone else's status, but by lowering our own.

Correct. I don't know why more conservatives don't point out this simple and obvious truism, socialism isn't about raising everyone to a higher standard, it's about lowering the top and giving it to the bottom.

It's the only way it "works".

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 10:12 AM (OGm46)

130 And you know they're get it because hell, it's our money they're spending.

http://tinyurl.com/p4xhyx2

Senate Democrats Call for Higher Wages for Capitol Food Workers
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Hell, I can see them getting more than the $15 per hour that is supposedly the magically change your life wage.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 10:13 AM (fWAjv)

131 92 Luckily, my boss will be there and he knows the real story and can see through the BS.



Sigh...

Posted by: Mainah

I would play BS Bingo at those meetings. Double points for the presenter using words like paradigm and synergy and blue sky.
Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 09:59 AM (8ikIW)

I was once ordered to work smarter, not harder. I wanted to take the rest of the day off because it couldn't get any stupider but there was too much to do.

Posted by: joncelli, Penis Monster at August 06, 2015 10:13 AM (RD7QR)

132 I was once ordered to work smarter, not harder. I wanted to take the rest of the day off because it couldn't get any stupider but there was too much to do.
Posted by: joncelli, Penis Monster at August 06, 2015 10:13 AM (RD7QR)

Life imitating a Dilbert comic imitating life.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (2Ojst)

133 Tired of Alberta now. Glad to be going home to Weirddave tomorrow.

Posted by: Gingy at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (NYEU2)

134 'Workers deserve a living wage of at least $15 and the right to form a union without retaliation. That is the only way we can guarantee we are treat with dignity and respect.'



Yep. Probably end up with more.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (fWAjv)

135 Did you know that Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advisory Board?
It does, and they have given their baby killing its blessing.

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/08/05/
planned-parenthoods-clergy-advisory-board-says-the-abortion-mill-is-doing-gods-work/

Unreal.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (NOIQH)

136 133 Tired of Alberta now. Glad to be going home to Weirddave tomorrow.
Posted by: Gingy at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (NYEU2)

Does he know about your Sapphic side-action?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:14 AM (2Ojst)

137 *facepalm*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 06, 2015 10:15 AM (go6ud)

138 If you missed the hearings on the Iran deal, you missed quite a show.

The question is moot. The deal has already been corkered.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 06, 2015 10:15 AM (evdj2)

139 "I was once ordered to work smarter, not harder. I wanted to take the rest of the day off because it couldn't get any stupider but there was too much to do."
I was told at a brief that we needed to do more with less.

I asked "More what, with less what?".

Not much sparkle in the room after that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 10:15 AM (j4Cu5)

140 Anal's like insurance, it's supposed to be comforting, not comfortable.

Posted by: Chupacabras at August 06, 2015 10:15 AM (kZVsz)

141 I was once ordered to work smarter, not harder. I wanted to take the rest of the day off because it couldn't get any stupider but there was too much to do.



I forwarded our customer service phones to some number in India.

Well, I THOUGHT it was pretty smart......

Posted by: rickb223 at August 06, 2015 10:15 AM (5weRM)

142 Siwash, the Duck Who Fought With the Marines

Honored "for courageous action and wounds received on Tarawa," in battle with Japanese rooster, no less. Died in Lincoln Park Zoo, 11 years after joining the Marines.

Paul, Weird Universe
http://bit.ly/siwash-duck

Posted by: mindful webworker - quasi-randomly at August 06, 2015 10:16 AM (v6tPi)

143 He heard my voice, slapped me in the mouth and told me to shut up, he was busy.

I am very sorry that you have been and are having such a hard time , insomniac Perhaps you might appreciate this longer video message if you have time. "Prayer and the silence of God":

http://tinyurl.com/oleqgtf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:16 AM (OSs/l)

144
WW I was raging when this painting was done. That California field stark contrast to the fields in Flanders.

Posted by: Cruzinator

Thank you for the perspective, Cruzinator.

Posted by: Moderate Salami -- Cecil the Dead Lion for Prez at August 06, 2015 10:16 AM (/Ho8c)

145 >>I was once ordered to work smarter, not harder.


Years ago our CEO was on this "The Power of 'And'" kick, as in why should it be 'or' when you can find a way to do both?

He's still teased about that every now and then (because he's a great guy who figured out this was not, er, effective).

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2015 10:17 AM (NOIQH)

146 Correct. I don't know why more conservatives don't point out this simple and obvious truism, socialism isn't about raising everyone to a higher standard, it's about lowering the top and giving it to the bottom.
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Obama has been clear about this..., it isn't about efficiency, it isn't about revenues, it is about 'fairness'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2015 10:17 AM (9mTYi)

147
I asked "More what, with less what?".



Not much sparkle in the room after that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

I would ask, "Who's Les? When the hell is he showing up? I gotta a ton of crap I can give him."

Posted by: Bruce at August 06, 2015 10:18 AM (8ikIW)

148 Again with the NOOD.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 06, 2015 10:18 AM (j4Cu5)

149 The daughter of Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, has worked on a number of pro-abortion campaigns and is currently helping out her mother's friend, Hillary Clinton.
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Shocked!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at August 06, 2015 10:20 AM (fWAjv)

150 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:16 AM (OSs/l)

God and I are not on friendly terms.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:20 AM (2Ojst)

151 Did you know that Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advisory Board?


Not surprising, though.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at August 06, 2015 10:21 AM (/kI1Q)

152 >>Obama has been clear about this..., it isn't about efficiency, it isn't about revenues, it is about 'fairness'.

Yea, but I don't think most people really understand what this means because it's always couched in gauzie prose. What it really means is we are going to take money from those who contribute and give it to those who don't.

Which is why Obama and the left is so big on class warfare and dividing the country. All this social warrior and black lives matter bullshit is all about the right people getting fairness.

And of course we need a group of wise betters to run all of this fairness redistribution and they should be above the rules they want to enforce on the rest of us. Some pigs are better than others.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 06, 2015 10:21 AM (OGm46)

153 Did you know that Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advisory Board?

Priests of Moloch don't count in my book.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 10:21 AM (2Ojst)

154 Insomniac: God and I are not on friendly terms.

Spirits of the Creator don't generally provide us with earthly path-easing, but rather strive to cultivate strong souls. Reasonably multiplied difficulties generate character-building decisions. So, not friendly, but wise, like the Dad in Calvin & Hobbes, y'know?

That said, just personally, I could do with a little more "reasonably multiplied difficulties" and a little less "catastrophic landslide of fail." On most levels.

* tips hat, falls off soapbox *

Posted by: mindful webworker - theo logician at August 06, 2015 10:32 AM (v6tPi)

155 They should also use Rickles in the Snickers ads. They did it for Betty White, Abe Vigoda and Joe Pesci. Rickles' schtick would be perfect for that too.

Rickles could carve up most of these pretentious punks today. The guy partied with Sinatra and Dean Martin and Johnny Carson and John Wayne and Raquel Welch and on and on and on.

Makes this whole Miley Cyrus/Justin Timberlake/Kevin Hart generation look like study hall.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 06, 2015 10:34 AM (YqcVw)

156 I'm really sick of seeing Miley's tongue and nipples. These kids push it so far then there is no where left to go, except blow jobs on stage.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at August 06, 2015 10:37 AM (iQIUe)

157 They should also use Rickles in the Snickers ads.

Rickles and Pesci for Snickers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MixNh9L7G5M

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 06, 2015 10:40 AM (evdj2)

158 Insomniac

The problem with a setting such as this is that post things to try to encourage people. They may or they may not. Some people won't read them and that is their prerogative and right. Not everything I post will meet everyone's needs.

The bigger issue is that it's kind of fly by note posting. here. I can't really Listen to people very much as if they were a member of the church that I serve even though I'd like to. I can't put my e-mail address here because that's problematic and if I put a g mail account I don't know if that would get deleted. If it wouldn't maybe I will .

I think you are a decent and smart man with a good sense of humor, man (I appreciate your posts) and i like you. It sounds like from what you're shared you've been through a very hard time. I am very sorry. It sounds like you have reason to be angry and hurt. I just encourage you to find some ways to help with that. if you wake up angry everyday, it's not healthy. I know that you have a least one daughter. Anger is corrosive physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. I know that from my own anger at things and situations. However, your daughter needs a live daddy. as do your other kids if you have them. Here is an article on anger:

http://tinyurl.com/p77bkvc

And it may not mean much, but I will pray for you.
There are a number of people in difficult situations whom I pray for here. The list seems to be growing I don't think God is slapping you in the mouth. I think the situations are but I encourage you to tell God how you feel, God can handle your anger and your pain, He's been dealings with the complexity of who we are as people for a very long time. May rough places be made smooth for you.

I have to go somewhere now. I'm sorry.

(I apologize to the people who find this sort of thing from clergy distasteful. Some things just need to be said at the time. :^) even though it's not the topic under consideration

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:47 AM (OSs/l)

159 Posted by: mindful webworker - theo logician at August 06, 2015 10:32 AM (v6tPi)

Thanks for your witness, MWW. I agree with you about stretching of souls. I think one purpose of God is to make us more like Christ which can hurt like hell but if we abandon ourselves to God completely but it brings us out of hell-metaphorically and Literally.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:55 AM (OSs/l)

160 And before I go Insommaniac here's another very good resource too. It's a book-"Why Is This Happening to Me?" about being a wounded healer. The author. Wayne Monbleau has a really good program on the internet called "Let's Talk about Jesus"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:57 AM (OSs/l)

161 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 06, 2015 10:47 AM (OSs/l)

I know the thread's pretty much dead, and you may not see this, but I do want you to know I appreciate what you're trying to do, in spite of myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2015 11:09 AM (2Ojst)

162 Think of this life as a one minute test of will before you enter the next phase which is somewhat longer. Concentrate on passing the test.

Posted by: Cruzinator at August 06, 2015 11:11 AM (rfjjV)

163 Cruzinator: Concentrate on passing the test.

No math, right?

Posted by: mindful webworker - theo + logician at August 06, 2015 11:24 AM (v6tPi)

164 Eugene S. Robinson channels .. President Woodrow Wilson ..

But our fix is so simple that we're kicking ourselves for not having thought of it before: policing made-to-order. Citizens of color should have the choice to interact with cops of the same racial or cultural background. In practical terms, it would look like this: An African-American driver is pulled over for, say, not signaling a lane change. The attending officer will, in the spirit of good public service, ask the driver if she'd be more comfortable with an African-American police officer. If so? Then the attending police officer calls it in and sits with the citizen until an African-American officer shows up.

...

President Woodrow Wilson (D-NJ). The white people of the country, as well as I, wish to see the colored people progress, and admire the progress they have already made, and want to see them continue along independent lines. There is, however, a great prejudice against colored people. . . . It will take one hundred years to eradicate this prejudice, and we must deal with it as practical men. Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen. If your organization goes out and tells the colored people of the country that it is a humiliation, they will so regard it, but if you do not tell them so, and regard it rather as a benefit, they will regard it the same. The only harm that will come will be if you cause them to think it is a humiliation.

Posted by: President Barack at August 06, 2015 11:26 AM (e8kgV)

165 Looking through Arizona Highways at camera shots like this painting I realized most of them are taken at sunrise and sunset when the rays go through more atmosphere. A special kind of light. That period goes very quickly each day such as Robert Frost's, Nothing Gold Can Stay. A friend deadpanned, plus it gets too hot.

Done best with snapshot. Oils take too long. The next day things are different, the weather inconsistent. It cannot be the exact same thing again. Paintings would have to be quick or the lighting reliably consistent.

Posted by: bour3 at August 06, 2015 11:28 AM (5x3+2)

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