Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]


The Gulf Stream.jpg

The Gulf Stream
Winslow Homer

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:39 AM




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1 Thanks CBD.

Posted by: HH at April 20, 2016 10:36 AM (DrCtv)

2 Dudes luck has really run out.

Posted by: HH at April 20, 2016 10:37 AM (DrCtv)

3 "We're going to need a bigger boat."

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:38 AM (Z5wWn)

4 That painting is racist.

Posted by: steevy at April 20, 2016 10:38 AM (B48dK)

5 Ooh, I've seen this one - is it from the Boston MFA?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 10:38 AM (NOIQH)

6 May I suggest Homer's 'Breezing Up'. Or just about anything he did...

Posted by: tomw at April 20, 2016 10:39 AM (ZmJAq)

7 "The America's Cup Race Is Running A Hazard Course This Time Around"

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:40 AM (Z5wWn)

8 ...a 3 hour tour...

Posted by: Roy at April 20, 2016 10:40 AM (HB2On)

9 'Homer' is one of our banned words.

Posted by: Whole Foods Bakery at April 20, 2016 10:40 AM (gwG9s)

10 9 'Homer' is one of our banned words.
Posted by: Whole Foods Bakery
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ours too.

Posted by: Cleveland Indians at April 20, 2016 10:41 AM (HB2On)

11 The Boaty McBoatface story

Posted by: Jeb! at April 20, 2016 10:41 AM (K3F/8)

12 If that's a Gulf Stream, where are the wings?

Lots of atmosphere in that painting. Nice one.

Posted by: all doubt removed at April 20, 2016 10:41 AM (KWGc0)

13 Posted by: tomw at April 20, 2016 10:39 AM (ZmJAq)

I think the boat is a Herreshoff Bullseye in that painting. My dad had the sloop-rigged version.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 10:41 AM (Zu3d9)

14 It's okay, he's a lawyer.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:42 AM (MQEz6)

15 willowed from the morning news thread:

311 Like the time that DC Mayor Anthony Williams' aide David Howard used the word "niggardly" about 15 years ago when discussing District finances and suffered the predictable consequences.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 10:29 AM (Bdeb0)


Oh hell, I remember that. And even after it was established what the word actually meant and that Howard was not by any stretch of the imagination making a racial slur, he still lost his job.

This is utter madness.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:42 AM (Z5wWn)

16 Sniper on the right with a Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialnyy

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 10:42 AM (/D5Lf)

17 Reviews from 1906:

A reviewer in Philadelphia noted that viewers had laughed at the
painting, which he referred to as "Smiling Sharks", describing the scene
as "a naked negro lying in a boat while a school of sharks [are]
waltzing around him in the most ludicrous manner". Another contemporary
critic wrote that The Gulf Stream "displays a certain diffusion of interest seldom seen in the canvases of [Homer's] best manner."


Smiling sharks. Obviously didn't see the snipers...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 10:43 AM (NOIQH)

18 Looks like Houston...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 20, 2016 10:43 AM (C9pBZ)

19 "The Little Man In The Boat"

(heh)

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:43 AM (Z5wWn)

20 Ark looks to be in some distress. It'll hold.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (DLIpz)

21 What the hell are you doing? For Christ sake! You're steaming
into a bomb! Turn around for Christ sake! Can ya hear me? You're
headed right for the middle of the monster!

Posted by: MacGruber at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (sWgE+)

22 Sharknado is on the horizon.

Posted by: Roy at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (HB2On)

23 >>'Homer' is one of our banned words.

Not for me!!

Posted by: CO Rockies rookie Trevor Story at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (NOIQH)

24 Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialnyy

Is that an actual weapon, or are you just making stuff up?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (Z5wWn)

25 Wait- is that picture a metaphor for Ted Cruz's sinking campaign?

Posted by: Marcus T at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (O0lVq)

26 I've always liked Homer. We have a large framed print of "Breezing Up" hanging over the mantle in our den:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mb5v47o

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (9mTYi)

27 20 Ark looks to be in some distress. It'll hold.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (DLIpz)


I don't know, that looks like a pretty small ark.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (Z5wWn)

28 Yes, this is the GOP at sea.

Posted by: Begonia at April 20, 2016 10:46 AM (ieU0D)

29 Doh!!!

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:46 AM (lHb9q)

30 >>I've always liked Homer. We have a large framed print of "Breezing Up" hanging over the mantle in our den:


That's a great one!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

31 Why is he looking off to his left?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:46 AM (MQEz6)

32 I thought this was the No Homer Club?

Posted by: MacGruber at April 20, 2016 10:46 AM (sWgE+)

33 Oregon Muse - it's small because it traveled to sea via a narrow road.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (DLIpz)

34 Waldo below decks, bailing?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (xq1UY)

35 Are those sand sharks?

Posted by: KIllerdog at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (9RVmy)

36 24 Avtomat Podvodny Spetsialnyy

Is that an actual weapon, or are you just making stuff up?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:44 AM (Z5wWn)

It's real. Russian underwater rifle.


http://tinyurl.com/prj8se8

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (/D5Lf)

37 26 I've always liked Homer. We have a large framed print of "Breezing Up" hanging over the mantle in our den: http://preview.tinyurl.com/mb5v47o
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (9mTYi) So do I, but then I really like young boys.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (22uju)

38 http://preview.tinyurl.com/mb5v47o

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (9mTYi)


Now THAT looks like an America's Cup race.

The low-rent version, anyway.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (Z5wWn)

39 Where are the laser beams on the sharks?

Posted by: MacGruber at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (sWgE+)

40 He's watching that other boat pull the guy with a missing leg out of the water.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (MQEz6)

41 I foresee trouble ahead.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (/m8T6)

42 "Wind's slow, Homer."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (xq1UY)

43 It's real. Russian underwater rifle.

http://tinyurl.com/prj8se8

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 10:47 AM (/D5Lf)


Terrific. Now I want one.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (Z5wWn)

44 Alternate title: Aw Shit, What Happens Now.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (SEFXb)

45 I thought they stopped using single occupancy slave transport ships in the 1830's. Economies of scale and all that.

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (lHb9q)

46 Did a comment disappear?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (MQEz6)

47 On the other hand, given the surreal current circumstances, and the fact that it is the anniversary of his birthday, perhaps a Miró would have been appropriate. How about 'Carnival of Harlequin':

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jhh57fd

Would you just love to have that hanging on your wall?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (9mTYi)

48 Did a comment disappear?
Sucked in below the waves!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 10:50 AM (jVvcc)

49 There were originally 4 people in the boat but they had to draw straws to see who gets eaten.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 10:50 AM (nbrY/)

50 Did a comment disappear?"

Nah. It just self identified as "gone", you cisnormativeheteroracist!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 20, 2016 10:50 AM (C9pBZ)

51 46 Did a comment disappear?

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (MQEz6)


Not mine, thankfully.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:51 AM (Z5wWn)

52 No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service.

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:51 AM (lHb9q)

53 Faintly, one can see the name of the boat painted on the stern. "America", I believe it says.

Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 10:51 AM (/m8T6)

54 Welcome back from limbo, OM.

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (lHb9q)

55 Idk, that one shark looks like it's dying and the guy looks way too relaxed.

There's also a pirate ship on the horizon.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (WuRdh)

56 Sailor's obviously been stung by the giant squid in the cabin.
He sailed out of Key West, so he's probably getting what he deserves.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (xq1UY)

57 Oh, good. The new dick is staying busy in the Dump.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (jVvcc)

58 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jhh57fd

Would you just love to have that hanging on your wall?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (9mTYi)


Something like that would go great with a fifth of ValuRite.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (Z5wWn)

59 49 There were originally 4 people in the boat but they had to draw straws to see who gets eaten.
Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 10:50 AM (nbrY/)
***
Custom of the Sea, I believe it's called....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (lutOX)

60 I shall retitle this painting: "Seamus Needs To Get Back To Work"


Doh!!!!

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (lHb9q)

61 >>I think the boat is a Herreshoff Bullseye in that painting. My dad had the sloop-rigged version.

A Bullseye with a bow sprit?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

62
He's watching that other boat pull the guy with a missing leg out of the water.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 10:48 AM (MQEz6)
___________________________________

Was he at a Trump rally too?

~sniff-sniff~

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (HSmrB)

63 "Dr. Carson suddenly found himself designated superfluous by the campaign."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (Ndje9)

64 I so much love this painting and Winslow Homer bc I love the sea. He has so many good ones.

Me and CBD have the same taste in art,it turns out.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (UOsvH)

65 A Bullseye with a bow sprit?"

Talk like a pirate day?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 20, 2016 10:54 AM (C9pBZ)

66 54 Welcome back from limbo, OM.

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 10:52 AM (lHb9q)


Heh. It'll last 3-4 days, and then I'll have to do it again.

Staying one jump ahead of pixy is turning into a full-time job.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:54 AM (Z5wWn)

67 "America", I believe it says.

Then we know who the sailor is, right?
Hawaiians are legendary sailors. Kenyans, not so much.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:55 AM (xq1UY)

68 I always felt sorry for that poor guy, what with the sharks, waterspout and all. But at least he won't get sunburned. Or live long enough to suffer from prostate cancer.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2016 10:55 AM (zLDYs)

69 A Bullseye with a bow sprit?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 20, 2016 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

Not the posted painting...."Breezing Up," another Homer painting.

And I'm not sure, but it looks like a Herreshoff design.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 10:55 AM (Zu3d9)

70 Now THAT looks like an America's Cup race.

The low-rent version, anyway.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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I gave a copy of that print to my doc, who took early retirement in the face of Obamacare. The guy's a sailor, and familiar with Homer. He named the title of the print as I handed it to him.

At any rate, I explained that I thought the painting was a metaphor for the immediate circumstance, i.e., my tried-and-proven old salt of a doc handing over his practice to a group of kids. My role is that of the fish lying in the boat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:55 AM (9mTYi)

71 The U-boat is off the port bow.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet says Get Cheesed Off in Our Dairy Section! at April 20, 2016 10:56 AM (hLRSq)

72 I love the sea"

So do I. As long as it stays in the, well, sea.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 20, 2016 10:56 AM (C9pBZ)

73 Broken boat, sharks, rough weather. That guy ought to be more worried.

Posted by: sinalco at April 20, 2016 10:56 AM (yODqO)

74 I'm on a muthafuckin' boat!

Posted by: ajmojo at April 20, 2016 10:56 AM (1H9ox)

75 Yes, Homer's Gulf Stream.... which in many ways is a visual metaphor for Obama's Foreign Policy...

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2016 10:58 AM (qf6WZ)

76 Is he really big or is that boat really small?

Posted by: ajmojo at April 20, 2016 10:58 AM (1H9ox)

77 Terrific. Now I want one.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (Z5wWn)

Tula Design Bureau released a new design in 2011. Just reading about it now. Has a 40mm launcher on it.


http://tinyurl.com/jjhbv2q


5.45mm with an effective underwater range of 30 meters


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 10:58 AM (/D5Lf)

78 Custom of the Sea, I believe it's called....

We used to have a Law of the Sea expert here. Rum, buggery, and the lash.
Not always in that order, which is why we don't have him anymore.

That's not a pirate ship. That's the Flying Dutchman.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:59 AM (xq1UY)

79 >>>> I love the sea"
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So do I. As long as it stays in the, well, sea.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 20, 2016 10:56 AM
----
Hi. And that's so cute.
I think Hemmingway said this to make me sound smart, "The sea has no memory." That's why I love the water.

Posted by: L, Elle at April 20, 2016 10:59 AM (UOsvH)

80 >>Not the posted painting...."Breezing Up," another Homer painting.

And I'm not sure, but it looks like a Herreshoff design.

Ah. It could be. Herreshoff designed a shitload of boats including a number of cat boats. The Herreshoff museum in Bristol has a really nice collection of some of the classics.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 20, 2016 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

81 Two Russian firearms worth mentioning -

ASM-DT - a truly amphibious assault rifle with an ingenious design, and

AN-94 Abakan, a complex design that fires two bullets during the initial recoil cycle (1800 rps cyclic) before reverting to full automatic (600 rps cyclic)

...and, impossible to get here

Posted by: slash buzz at April 20, 2016 11:01 AM (YseGW)

82 "Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the
last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's
sake I spit my last breath at thee."


Posted by: Mortimer - peg leg not included at April 20, 2016 11:01 AM (O3LY4)

83 So the Olympic sail boat races in Rio ...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:02 AM (bv0LL)

84 I love Winslow Homer. Thanks CBD.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:04 AM (xuouz)

85 >>83
So the Olympic sail boat races in Rio ...
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:02 AM (bv0LL)<<


As long as you don't capsize or fall in the water, you should be able to avoid any serious illness...

Posted by: MacGruber at April 20, 2016 11:04 AM (sWgE+)

86 73 Broken boat, sharks, rough weather. That guy ought to be more worried.
----------------------------------------------------

No kids in sight, so he probably thinks this is a vacation.

Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 11:04 AM (/m8T6)

87 It cannot be a Bullseye, as that is less than 16 ft LOA with an open cockpit and no bowsprit...

Posted by: slash buzz at April 20, 2016 11:04 AM (YseGW)

88
We used to have a Law of the Sea expert here. Rum, buggery, and the lash.
--

Isn't that more the Law of the British Navy?

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:04 AM (nbrY/)

89 We used to have a Law of the Sea expert here. Rum, buggery sodomy, and the lash.

Not always in that order, which is why we don't have him anymore.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:59 AM (xq1UY)


fixed. I remember that guy. His commenting career here was all too brief. Maybe he just changed his nic, though. You never know.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:05 AM (Z5wWn)

90 "Kansas 2013: The End of the Icecaps"

Posted by: Al Gore at April 20, 2016 11:05 AM (O3LY4)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2016 11:06 AM (ODxAs)

92
"Kansas 2013: The End of the Icecaps"


Posted by: Al Gore

What about the Icebacks Al?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 11:06 AM (tf9Ne)

93
And thats what I have to say about that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2016 11:07 AM (ODxAs)

94 Yeah, the exact quote from Winston Churchill, when he was snarking about the British Navy, described its chief characteristics as "rum, sodomy, and the lash."

Which sounds more like Friday night at Andrew Sullivan's house.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:07 AM (Z5wWn)

95 81 Two Russian firearms worth mentioning -

ASM-DT - a truly amphibious assault rifle with an ingenious design, and

AN-94 Abakan, a complex design that fires two bullets during the initial recoil cycle (1800 rps cyclic) before reverting to full automatic (600 rps cyclic)

...and, impossible to get here

Posted by: slash buzz at April 20, 2016 11:01 AM (YseGW)

Thanks. I see that the ASM-DT is the finalized product of the development that started with the A-91 as a base.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:08 AM (/D5Lf)

96 Huck is out? HUCK IS OUT?

Posted by: Tom Sawyer at April 20, 2016 11:08 AM (eHpnh)

97 Griswold's Bahamas Vacation?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:08 AM (bv0LL)

98 91 FAG

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2016 11:06 AM (ODxAs)


FIFY

Off to decorate some cakes!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:09 AM (/D5Lf)

99
That painter is a Homersexual.


FAG

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2016 11:09 AM (0cMkb)

100 @89 Mabriel Galor?

I wonder, did that vessel ever have a rudder. That's this fellow's first problem. He has enough rope and canvas to jury rig a sail, but if he can't get turned into that sea, he's going over. And it's not as if he can paddle with his fingers, is it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:09 AM (xq1UY)

101 he can relax, those are not man eating sharks, they just want to play

Posted by: runner at April 20, 2016 11:09 AM (c6/9Q)

102 Steal a better boat next time.

Posted by: goon at April 20, 2016 11:09 AM (WCaSy)

103 i may be wrong though...

Posted by: runner at April 20, 2016 11:10 AM (c6/9Q)

104 Is that just a trace of Avianne Co. silver bling on his chest?

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:10 AM (Bdeb0)

105 Alternate painting title:

"Not an 18 Year Old Black Male Adrift in a Small Mastless Sailboat Somewhere in Earth; He Identifies as a 23 Year Old Female Replicant Named Pris, Currently Riding an Attack Ship Burning Off the Shoulder of Orion."

Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2016 11:10 AM (QWtgr)

106 Custom of the Sea, I believe it's called....
We used to have a Law of the Sea expert here. Rum, buggery, and the lash.
Not always in that order, which is why we don't have him anymore.
That's not a pirate ship. That's the Flying Dutchman. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 10:59 AM (xq1UY)
======

With all the nonsense with the Mediterranean, the Chinese in the Pacific, and all the other problems, I'm always surprised that Admiralty Law has not come back. I used to know an admiralty law guy in RL -- nothing but weird insurance claims and he was so old that he had to hold his wrinkles up above his eyes to read. Bring it back so the youngsters can learn!

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:12 AM (MIKMs)

107
Oh and Happy Four-Twenty.
FAGS

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2016 11:12 AM (ODxAs)

108 Pardon me for what I'm about to do, but I'm doing it. We're over a hundo.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:12 AM (xuouz)

109 Rejected Original Title:



"Lonely Man Contemplates Shark Rape" by Winslow Homer

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2016 11:12 AM (0cMkb)

110 Voting for Trump is saying, "Yeah, he's a vulgarian and a bully, his policies are an incoherent mess, he has no core principles, and his entire history suggests he can't be trusted... and that's what I want in the White House."
Posted by: V the K at April 20, 2016 09:18 AM (O7MnT)


It's time to talk about the truecon right's focus on the aesthetic, because it can't be said often enough, and it cannot continue to be dismissed.

I'm not saying his aesthetic isn't off-putting. I'm saying it's entirely beside the point, because the purpose of the nominee is to accomplish concrete things in government, and wide swaths of the right have talked themselves into the ludicrous idea that because he doesn't tickle their aesthetic fancy, he won't actually do what he's claiming. It's a subtle trick, and a maddening one.

NeverTrumpism's foundational logical fallacy of equating rhetoric with action is an entirely aesthetic criticism. And the flaw in it is that our social customs of etiquette have, like so much else, become a weapon of the left. There is in fact no connection between conformity with the modern American aesthetic of behavior for public officials and any tangible virtue. It's quite the opposite, most especially in government.

You don't like the way Donald Trump talks about "your" issues. Full stop. That's all there is to #nevertrump-ism. This spins off into either not believing his sincerity or not believing he has a grasp of the issues.

This has blown my mind from the beginning because to hit him on his admittedly crude aesthetic is to attack him where he's bulletproof: his iconoclasm, his unique brand of bluster backed up with wealth. It's essentially American. And in spilling so much ink on it, ace and others basically abandoned the field on real policy specifics, which were his greatest weakness. I never understood it.

To call him vulgar is to engage in an aesthetic line of argument.
"vulgar (adj): lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined."
You love the idea of ending illegal immigration, you just don't like the way he talks about it.

Who does he bully? Other politicians and media members. This should be red meat to the right. Who the fuck cares if he calls politicians and pundits names? Why have you adopted the left's tactic of demanding that everyone conform to a public aesthetic that you don't care if your own man abides by? That serves no purpose but to give cover to cheats and traitors like Obama, Boehner, Corker, Pelosi, Clinton, and their ilk?

60% of Republican women voted for Trump in NY last night. Keep running with the Democrat war on women playbook and the Democrat talking point that he's doomed in November because he's "too vulgar," just like he was doomed in the primary - it is, after all, so aesthetically stylish.

Trump's politics are not incoherent. Our society is incoherent. His message on immigration is simplistic because it has to be. The contradiction is in our current situation, not his proposed solution. To see the right jumping on him over this when he's made the most progress among the general population on this issue in my entire lifetime makes me tear my hair out. AND AGAIN: your defense of this criticism is "well he doesn't really mean it." And that doesn't hold water for me. Why would he say it, hundreds of times, and make enemies among the progressive establishment and literal, violent enemies in Mexico, if he didn't mean it. I find this criticism... incoherent.

You say "his entire history suggests he can't be trusted." This sentence is what made me write all of this. You're criticizing his public persona of bigly bombast and expecting that to stick to his private persona, the man that manages a multi-billion dollar real estate and media empire. His language varies: his behavior does not. This argument is mere oppo research, mere partisanship. Look past your loathing of the man at what he has done in the last 10 months. He is the only remaining candidate with a chance at 1237 delegates, and the clear leader in the pop vote and in states won. He's the standard bearer for the popular revolt against the GOP. If someone you find less distasteful had done it (Scott Walker, for instance, as CT mentioned this morning) you'd have sold all your possessions and gone to join him.

The hour is late. Let go of the leftist aesthetic, and the truecon one too. Focus on what you want out of this election and not how you want it. There is one else.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:13 AM (xuouz)

111 'We kicked his ass tonight,' a senior Clinton aide told me Tuesday night. 'I hope this convinces Bernie to tone it down. If not, fuck him.'


----


You're just gonna sit there and take that Bernie supporters???


*drops knives on the ground. Walks away.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:13 AM (/D5Lf)

112 "Candygram?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:13 AM (bv0LL)

113 You couldn't paint me one damn tree to hide behind?

Posted by: The Sniper at April 20, 2016 11:14 AM (AfNGb)

114 Broken boat, sharks, rough weather. That guy ought to be more worried.
Posted by: sinalco
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What has always amused me about the painting is this; de-masted, surrounded by sharks, probably no water, how could things possibly get worse? Oh, yeah... right on cue, here comes a water spout.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:14 AM (9mTYi)

115 Alternate Title: "Screwed"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at April 20, 2016 11:14 AM (9krrF)

116 What the fck. No one told me about the Gulf Stream.



http://tinyurl.com/j95crab

Posted by: Stupid Haitian at April 20, 2016 11:15 AM (jJRIy)

117 >>It's time to talk about the truecon right's focus on the aesthetic, because it can't be said often enough

Yes it can.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 20, 2016 11:15 AM (/tuJf)

118 "Pushing Ed into the sea may not have been the right thing to do, but it certainly kept the sharks busy."



Posted by: Guy in the Painting at April 20, 2016 11:15 AM (O3LY4)

119 No worries. The Time Bandit has spotted you.

Posted by: Capt. Jonathan Hillstrand at April 20, 2016 11:15 AM (nckx1)

120 Mike Hammer, dude stranded on boat is probably thinking - "Where's a pirate when I need one? Or someone from State Farm?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:16 AM (bv0LL)

121 So the guy in the boat is looking to his left instead of to his right, where a ship, and possible salvation, is on the horizon. Seems about right.

Posted by: Dang at April 20, 2016 11:16 AM (2oWD2)

122 First comment that came to my mind, kinda obvious one, I thought, I'll bet someone's already done this.

Yup. OregonMuse @#3, no less.

Posted by: mindful webworker - row row row yer at April 20, 2016 11:16 AM (NstOx)

123 It looks like a homersexual party boat. They always have such nice things!

Posted by: Chinese Pirate at April 20, 2016 11:17 AM (BDZWU)

124 A Gulfstream III or IV?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2016 11:17 AM (r65B3)

125 alternate title "Trump delegate struggles heroically to get to Cleveland past Lyin Ted Cruz's obstacles.

Sail Status: not rigged.

Posted by: The Sniper at April 20, 2016 11:17 AM (AfNGb)

126 I don't know, that looks like a pretty small ark.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 10:45 AM (Z5wWn)


That's why he named it "Rosanna".

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2016 11:17 AM (BKBr8)

127 "He was dreaming of the lions."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:18 AM (xq1UY)

128 Ghost of kari, excellent post. Thank you.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:18 AM (1rAS0)

129 Another title - "Didnu Nutin Trying to Turn His Life Around"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:18 AM (bv0LL)

130 Forget the size of the boat, I think that guy would like a mast.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)

131 (checks list)

✓ Waldo
✓ Sniper
✓ Rape

Alrighty, then. Covered.

Posted by: mindful webworker - North Dakota? at April 20, 2016 11:20 AM (NstOx)

132 Sharks win, fag.

Posted by: Dang at April 20, 2016 11:20 AM (2oWD2)

133 How my ass taste Bernie? Tell him Huma! Where's my drink?!

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at April 20, 2016 11:21 AM (nckx1)

134 "The GOPe goes for a boat ride"

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 20, 2016 11:21 AM (m6oW5)

135 That's why he named it "Rosanna".

Posted by: mikeski


****

ISWYDT. Slow regatta clap!

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 11:21 AM (lHb9q)

136 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (kff5f)

137 The man was a giant among sharks.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (UzPAd)

138 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (kff5f)

139 There is no one else*. Fuck me.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (xuouz)

140 Where's Government to save that man ?

*scans horizon*

hmmmm....

Posted by: jsg at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (gs8be)

141 I found Waldo!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (kff5f)

142 The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (k4M/B)

143 There is no Waldo, there is only Shark!

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (bv0LL)

144 The flying fish are a nice touch. You don't see them getting much coverage in art these days. Used to be you couldn't look at an aquatic themed painting without seeing one of the bony little bastards zooming along. I think they are probably meant to symbolize that the guy has a chance of not starving to death, to kind of soften the hopelessness of his situation. He's going to be eaten, and we all know it.

Posted by: goon at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (WCaSy)

145 You're just gonna sit there and take that Bernie supporters???


*drops knives on the ground. Walks away.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:13 AM (/D5Lf)

I would imagine most of them would back down in a second, because they've been steeped in conflict resolution their entire lives.
I found it funny and sad that the media, when covering Bernie's giant rallies in NYC, never emphasized that they were actually open air concerts with some politics thrown in. Get three or four popular bands to show up in a park on a nice afternoon and evening and you'll easily attract 20,000 people in a city the size of NYC. Will they stand in line to vote? maybe not....

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (1rAS0)

146 And the people all said, "Sit down! Sit down, you're rockin' the boat!"
And the people all said, "Sit down! Sit down, you're rockin' the boat!"
"And the Devil will drag you under, by the sharp lapel of your checkered coat!"
"Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat!"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (9krrF)

147 Those sharks are Israeli-trained agents.

Posted by: Egyptian National Intelligence at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (VAsIq)

148 May I suggest Homer's 'Breezing Up'. Or just about anything he did...
Posted by: tomw
------------

We've had one of Homer's more idyllic (non-marine) paintings before. A landscape, or a landscape/portrait. Don't recall which.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (9mTYi)

149 >>>47 On the other hand...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 10:49 AM (9mTYi)

What happened to the first hand? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Totes Not Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 11:23 AM (10hEu)

150 I really love Winslow Homer.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (mf5HN)

151 The hour is late. Let go of the leftist
aesthetic, and the truecon one too. Focus on what you want out of this
election and not how you want it. There is one else. Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:13 AM (xuouz)
=====

Of all the DJT supporters, you have done very well.

My focus in the election is a consistent constitutionalist, so I have my (R) picked, which is obviously not yours.

Substance is obviously more important to me than style and, unfortunately, DJT does not bring substance to the voting booth and will get schlonged by HRC in the general. As the great Lord Vetinari mentioned, people don't want news, they want olds.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

152 Hah, BC I was Benny Southstreet in the first proscenium show I ever did. Great show.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (xuouz)

153 Alternate Title:

"The First Microagression: Gay Great Whites Gaze Lustily at Ripped Black Man"

FAG.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (0cMkb)

154 This is obviously not true to life. Not one of those sharks has a laser on its head.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (kff5f)

155 Isn't that Leonardo Dicaprio standing on the bow?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 20, 2016 11:25 AM (jxbfJ)

156
Good thing that guy doesn't have a gun.

Posted by: hillary the corrupt at April 20, 2016 11:25 AM (ODxAs)

157 "Where's a pirate when I need one? Or someone from State Farm?"

Or, the Jets. When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:25 AM (xq1UY)

158
I thiught Gulf Stream was a brand of motor homes - what's this boat crap? Guy's gonna lose his firearms in a tragic accident...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2016 11:25 AM (BK3ZS)

159 Is this a scene from Sharknado?

Posted by: dantesed at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (88xKn)

160 122 First comment that came to my mind, kinda obvious one, I thought, I'll bet someone's already done this.

Yup. OregonMuse @#3, no less.

Posted by: mindful webworker - row row row yer at April 20, 2016 11:16 AM (NstOx)


You probably should have posted it, anyway. When the thread gets to be long, most morons adopt a "talk, read later" strategy. And when they do get around to reading the comments, they start from the end and work their way back up.

At least, that's the way *I* do it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (Z5wWn)

161 The word vulgar and its derivatives are a tell.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (MQEz6)

162 Down by the old gulf stream.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (k4M/B)

163 Guy's gonna lose his firearms in a tragic accident...

That would actually be a fine outcome compared to some of the alternatives.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (kff5f)

164 The frigate in the background is looking to put another cannonball across his bow.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (UzPAd)

165 You can save money by registering that boat in Rhode Island.

Posted by: John Kerry at April 20, 2016 11:26 AM (gs8be)

166 Or, the Jets. When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way.


Posted by: Stringer Davis

*snap fins in musical derision*

Posted by: Sharks at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (VAsIq)

167 Is that a water spout on the horizon--or just a gap in the clouds?

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (mcm0N)

168 GOK - outstanding.


*Ctrl-C, Ctrl-S




Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (O3LY4)

169
Sharknado forming in back right... this will not end well.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (BK3ZS)

170 AKA "Homer's Odyssey"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (VAsIq)

171 Substance is obviously more important to me than style and, unfortunately, DJT does not bring substance to the voting booth and will get schlonged by HRC in the general. As the great Lord Vetinari mentioned, people don't want news, they want olds.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

Serious question, not snark.
What substance does Hillary bring?

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (1rAS0)

172 138
Burn it down.

Scatter the stones.

Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:22 AM (kff5f)
<grabs popcorn and lots of beer>

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (jxbfJ)

173 One of my favorite painters. "The Herring Net" hangs in my den. " Fog Warning" is another favorite.

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (3mTyP)

174 AllenG, AlextheChick is in the thread. That will be fixed PDQ and she'll add jetpacks.

Oh Empress, saw a t-shirt you might love. Had a cartoon T-Rex and in one of his tiny hands was one of the grabber-canes but on the end was a tiny T-Rex head full of teeth. And it said - "I'm Unstoppable"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (bv0LL)

175 He'd better hoist up the John B sail and see how the main sail sets.

Posted by: Seamus M. at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (lHb9q)

176 155 Isn't that Leonardo Dicaprio standing on the bow?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 20, 2016 11:25 AM (jxbfJ)


That's right. He's on the lookout for deep-water bears. Nasty brutes, they are.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (Z5wWn)

177 Serious question, not snark.
What substance does Hillary bring?


None except the slobbering media...

Posted by: donna at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (O2RFr)

178 Sheeesh! Mast gone, bowsprit snapped off, the boat listing to port (notice which side the sharks are on) and still in the harbor. Maybe he should have called in sick because this is NOT his day. At least the Gulf Stream will be warm. Probably wondering if his Obamacare covers shark bites.

This is how a lot of conservatives feel whenever the news comes on.

Posted by: JTB at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (V+03K)

179 Serious question, not snark.

What substance does Hillary bring?

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (1rAS0)

Hot sauce. In her purse, next to her cell phones.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (jxbfJ)

180 A visual metaphor for the Republic.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (oKE6c)

181 Hah, BC I was Benny Southstreet in the first proscenium show I ever did. Great show.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar


Congratulations! By properly identifying the original source and not going the Don Henley route, you are hereby permitted to remain on my lawn.

For now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (9krrF)

182 Substance is obviously more important to me than style and, unfortunately, DJT does not bring substance to the voting booth and will get schlonged by HRC in the general. As the great Lord Vetinari mentioned, people don't want news, they want olds.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

The stinger in this assertion is... Hillary brings even less substance. Of all the people to run against Donald Trump, she might be one of the weakest. She's going to run on her vagidentity politics play and the fact that she was the first lady in the 90s. She can't run on her record at State and she can't defend her campaign this year.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (xuouz)

183 I'm looking for a Homer Sexual!

Posted by: Moe the Bartender at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (VAsIq)

184 I am sick of these m*****f***ing snakes on this m*****f***ing boat !

Posted by: Sam I Am at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (gs8be)

185 A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office, hmm?

Posted by: Ti at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (mL2BD)

186 Serious question, not snark.
What substance does Hillary bring?
Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM

********

Her melodic tone of voice? It could chase the sharks away.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:29 AM (mcm0N)

187 Congratulations! By properly identifying the original source and not going the Don Henley route, you are hereby permitted to remain on my lawn.
For now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (9krrF)

I wish I was on someone's lawn right now. It's glorious, glorious outside.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (xuouz)

188 Steve Martin had the best Winslow Homer review in "Cruel Shoes". Very cake worthy.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (WEcCO)

189 Sharks are racist? Who knew?


Oh wait - great white sharks. My bad.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (oKE6c)

190
146

Paintings and show tunes! Well done!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (BK3ZS)

191 Alternate Title:

"Mo' Problems"

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (Bdeb0)

192 OregonMuse: You probably should have posted it, anyway....

Naw. Let you have the glory of the comment, and I get to meta-comment on the comment. Extra points.

Posted by: mindful webworker - never met a meta I didn't like at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (NstOx)

193 Alternate Title:
"Mo' Problems"


"Well... f*ck."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at April 20, 2016 11:31 AM (kff5f)

194 177 Serious question, not snark.
What substance does Hillary bring?


To answer this question, somebody will have to look into her Depends, but it sure won't be me.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:31 AM (Z5wWn)

195 Spent part of last night searching for jobs. One wanted my academic transcripts, as well as an academic paper as a writing sample. I've been out of school for ten years, and I don't know what the hell I did with all that crap. Ugh...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (LUG6K)

196 OM spitting hot fire today.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (xuouz)

197 On my blog - help me think of favorite mainstream fiction writers who are right-wing.
Only people still alive.

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (nbrY/)

198 Is that a water spout on the horizon--or just a gap in the clouds?
Posted by: Ahoy!
-----------

I have studied that painting a number of times and cannot decide. Given the dire circumstances, I am inclined to think waterspout, i.e., 'Just when you think things can't get any worse...'

A metaphor for America, just now, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (9mTYi)

199 Paintings and show tunes! Well done!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2016 11:30 AM (BK3ZS)


The proper response is "faaaaaabulous!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (Z5wWn)

200 110---I'm not saying his aesthetic isn't off-putting. I'm saying it's entirely beside the point, because the purpose of the nominee is to accomplish concrete things in government, and wide swaths of the right have talked themselves into the ludicrous idea that because he doesn't tickle their aesthetic fancy, he won't actually do what he's claiming.
--------------------
-His "aesthetic" is not beside the point. In the actual world we live in, where images and memes mean more than objective reality, it IS the point.
-The purpose of the nominee is to get elected. Period.
You are confusing "nominee" with "office-holder."
-What Trump would or would not do in office is of no more interest to me than what my next door neighbor would do, given that their chances of being POTUS are roughly equivalent.
-I am interested in what President Hillary Clinton will do, what her priorities will be, what specific damage she will inflict on us the hardest and the fastest. My only interest in the GOP nominee is how the choice and the margin of her victory will affect the agenda.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (T/5A0)

201 What was that coat of many colors thing she was wearing yesterday--good gawd.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (mcm0N)

202 "Idiots en Pointe in Cuba"

http://www.ufunk.net/photos/dancing-in-cuba/

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (bv0LL)

203 A rudderless boat with no mast? I'll just assume Reggie Love is below deck in the captain's quarters, iykwim.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (UzPAd)

204 201 What was that coat of many colors thing she was wearing yesterday--good gawd.

You mean the tent of many colors....

Posted by: donna at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (O2RFr)

205 Spent part of last night searching for jobs. One wanted my academic transcripts, as well as an academic paper as a writing sample. I've been out of school for ten years, and I don't know what the hell I did with all that crap. Ugh...
Posted by: Colorado Alex
-------------

So, the requirements transcend those for a Presidential candidate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (9mTYi)

206 Colorado, just use the Obama method.

Posted by: dantesed at April 20, 2016 11:33 AM (88xKn)

207 On my blog - help me think of favorite mainstream fiction writers who are right-wing.
Only people still alive.


Posted by: @votermom

So dead people can't offer suggestions? That's so lifeist.

Posted by: Moe the Bartender at April 20, 2016 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

208 Is that a water spout on the horizon--or just a gap in the clouds?

Posted by: Ahoy!

-----------
I have studied that painting a number of times and cannot decide.
Given the dire circumstances, I am inclined to think waterspout, i.e.,
'Just when you think things can't get any worse...'
A metaphor for America, just now, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,>>>

Looks like a tornado funnel to me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 11:34 AM (tf9Ne)

209
I'm looking for a Homer Sexual!
Posted by: Moe the Bartender


Me too!

Posted by: Amanda Huggenkiss at April 20, 2016 11:34 AM (k4M/B)

210 This painting is a metaphor for white privilege

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 20, 2016 11:34 AM (dBmVV)

211
-His "aesthetic" is not beside the point. In the actual world we live in, where images and memes mean more than objective reality, it IS the point.
-----------------------

This is surrender.

Posted by: iforgot at April 20, 2016 11:35 AM (pC96u)

212 I have studied that painting a number of times and cannot decide. Given the dire circumstances, I am inclined to think waterspout, i.e., 'Just when you think things can't get any worse...'

A metaphor for America, just now, I think.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:32 AM (9mTYi)

*********

Ya, I'm thinking waterspout too. Oh look --my IPhone let me write waterspout as one word this time.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:35 AM (mcm0N)

213 The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball right now.

I can barely understand those words in that order, but it's true. They just swept the Cards.

Even though they are my (pathetic) team's divison rivals, I am sort of rooting for the Cubs to win the WS this year. Because if they do, SMOD will hit Wrigley immediately afterward and we will not have to watch Scankles being elected.

And Grammie Winger will die happy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 20, 2016 11:35 AM (u0lmX)

214 The stinger in this assertion is... Hillary brings even less substance. Of all the people to run against Donald Trump, she might be one of the weakest. She's going to run on her vagidentity politics play and the fact that she was the first lady in the 90s. She can't run on her record at State and she can't defend her campaign this year.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (xuouz)

There have been more than a few analysts who have said that Bernie supporters will cross over for Trump in the election because of the similarities in trade policy between the two. Polls have shown 30% of Bernie voters have said they will not vote for Hillary.

Unlike Bill Clinton, Hillary gives off the vibe. and it is attractive to the "hate America " crowd. Bill won his election because of the perception(and I think it was real) that he actually likes America

Hillary, does not. She hid it well during the Clinton presidency until Bill handed her the Health Care legislation to try to work on, and her true opinion of this country began to show.

A lot of the left hates this country. But a lot of the Democrat party itself are not America hating communists, but instead, are older, blue collar, what the hell happened to my party voters. As she gets pulled more and more to the left trying to outdo Bernie, she is revealing more and more of that hatred.

What politician with any sense would say something as stupid as 'The guy that killed Trayvon Martin shouldn't have even had a gun".? Only a true communist leftist, left of Obama would say this.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:36 AM (1rAS0)

215 So, the requirements transcend those for a Presidential candidate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer

The most basic drug testing would have kept out Barry.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 20, 2016 11:36 AM (VAsIq)

216 I must say, i do not like the cut of his jib

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 20, 2016 11:36 AM (AfNGb)

217 That painting is bullshit. I don't see any bananas.

Posted by: Harry Belafonte at April 20, 2016 11:36 AM (9mTYi)

218 >>I've been out of school for ten years, and I don't know what the hell I did with all that crap

New style: google "postmodernism generator." Generates a babblish fake-paper, citations, yada. Change a few of the cited authors to "former Vice President Al Gore," use 'chindogu' as a verb, voila.

Thank me later.


Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:36 AM (Bdeb0)

219 What substance does Hillary bring?

----

fossilized spunk?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 20, 2016 11:37 AM (AfNGb)

220
A black man fighting for his life surrounded by WHITE sharks, WHITE caps, WHITE fog ,WHITE storm clouds in a WHITE boat.

Or as we call it , 'Tuesday'.

Posted by: #BLM at April 20, 2016 11:37 AM (O3LY4)

221 >218 threadwinner

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:38 AM (xuouz)

222 Waldo sleeps with the fishes.

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at April 20, 2016 11:38 AM (eHpnh)

223 Ghost of Kari, I copied your post at 110 over to crayfisher to share it.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

224 Hmm. Maybe I shouldn't have cut up that white guy and tossed him into the ocean?

Posted by: what the guy in the boat is thinking at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (VAsIq)

225
What substance does Hillary bring?
----
fossilized spunk?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90


I hate spunk.

Posted by: Lou Grant at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (k4M/B)

226 So, Horde, anyone out there who has experienced a Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, were you pleased or displeased with the result?

Posted by: no good deed at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (GgxVX)

227 Just finished cooking up some quinoa grits, purchased at Whole Foods.

When I opened the box, inside, someone had scrawled "Trump 2016" in chalk.

Where's my safe space? Calling my lawyer!

Posted by: mindful webworker - with cheese & green chili at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (NstOx)

228 This has probably been posted already, but I don't care.

The following video is SFW and Seamus Mulldoon approved.

http://tinyurl.com/ofufawz


Think I had a wet dream
Cruisin' through the Gulf Stream
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Wet dream...

Posted by: chiefjaybob, who hates everyone at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (MNDzS)

229 Ghost of Kari, I copied your post at 110 over to crayfisher to share it.
Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

Go for it.

Also, add the word "no" to the last sentence.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:40 AM (xuouz)

230
Serious question, not snark.

What substance does Hillary bring?

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:27 AM (1rAS0)
=====
No more than Donald.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (MIKMs)

231 On my 208 I was thinking whale when I read "Waterspout". Landlubber mistake oops.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (tf9Ne)

232 Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Posted by: Zombie Adolf Hitler at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (jJRIy)

233 203 A rudderless boat with no mast? I'll just assume Reggie Love is below deck in the captain's (hind)quarters, iykwim.

---
FIFY

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (AfNGb)

234 So dead people can't offer suggestions? That's so lifeist.
Posted by: Moe the Bartender at April 20, 2016 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

LOL.

I apologize to buzzion.

I meant only writers who are still alive.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (nbrY/)

235 Some of you may find this hard to believe, but the man in the boat is me. I'd been at sea for quite a while, fighting off pirates, sharks, dysentery, and the sun, and my skin had tanned remarkably.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (VAsIq)

236

CBD manning the boat.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (qCMvj)

237 It's time to talk about the truecon right's focus on the aesthetic, because it can't be said often enough, and it cannot continue to be dismissed.
-----------------------------------------------------

Here we go again. It's insulting beyond belief that substantive disagreement with electing another superficial policy blank slate to be President is dismissed as merely an "aesthetic" dislike.

Obama and Trump have far more in common than Trump and any Republican in the race, and electing him is a bizarre idea. We just are emerging from eight years of destructive economic policies, hazing our allies, kissing up to our enemies, emasculating our military, allowing the courts to dictate social mores and sending a whole generation into debt and unemployment, and you want to double down?! Do it again?!

Amazing.

Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (/m8T6)

238 University of Missouri is suffering from the antics of its faculty and administration during a student rally, so much so that its lost a lot of money in donations from enraged alumni.

They have to cut jobs now, so they are targeting exactly what needs to be done... food services, cleaning, and maintenance.

http://tinyurl.com/jl7bpse

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (39g3+)

239 Golf Stream?

Clear the course tomorrow morning...I will tee off at 10:30

Posted by: King 4Putt Barak Obama at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (16OL0)

240 There's a ship in the upper left. Dude's good. He'll see it and send up a flare.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (xuouz)

241 >>His "aesthetic" is not beside the point. In the actual world we live
in, where images and memes mean more than objective reality, it IS the
point.

-The purpose of the nominee is to get elected. Period.

You are confusing "nominee" with "office-holder."

And you are confusing quiddity with haecceity, and use-mention distinction, among other things.

Not judging. Onanizing.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (Bdeb0)

242 Because if they do, SMOD will hit Wrigley immediately afterward and we will not have to watch Scankles being elected.

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of course Hilary won't invite them to the white house since she's a loyal Yankees fan.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 20, 2016 11:43 AM (AfNGb)

243
Alternate title:
'NC Gov. Mike McCrory vs. The Media'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:43 AM (9mTYi)

244 The most impressive thing, for me, is how chill the black dude is. Like Shaft. He's a baaaad muthafarker

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 20, 2016 11:43 AM (dBmVV)

245
When I opened the box, inside, someone had scrawled "Trump 2016" in chalk.

Where's my safe space? Calling my lawyer!

Posted by: mindful webworker - with cheese & green chili at April 20, 2016 11:39 AM (NstOx)

That's nothing. When I got home from Whole Foods and looked at my organic, free range chicken I saw someone had carved a swastika into it. A backwards one.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 20, 2016 11:44 AM (u0lmX)

246 Clear the course tomorrow morning...I will tee off at 10:30



Posted by: King 4Putt Barak Obama

:eyeroll: Like you'll haul your lazy ass out of bed before noon.

Posted by: Michelle at April 20, 2016 11:44 AM (VAsIq)

247 I love that song about Cominsky Park and someone left the cake girl in the rain and all that shit.

Posted by: Preznit Spleef, Celebrating 4/20 at April 20, 2016 11:45 AM (eHpnh)

248 He's obviously looking in his pocket for hot sauce.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 20, 2016 11:45 AM (m6oW5)

249 239 Golf Stream?

Clear the course tomorrow morning...I will tee off at 10:30

Posted by: King 4Putt Barak Obama at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM


Nah, He's in Saudi Arabia right now then He's going to Europe to tell them what to do.... Mooch is there of course... Happy VaCay!

Posted by: donna at April 20, 2016 11:45 AM (O2RFr)

250 There's a ship in the upper left. Dude's good. He'll see it and send up a flare.

Posted by: Ghost of kari

That's no ship...

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at April 20, 2016 11:45 AM (VAsIq)

251 "I thought for a change I would give up drinking, and it was a great mistake."

--Winslow Homer.
Moron.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:46 AM (xq1UY)

252 For our morons celebrating the 420 holiday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at April 20, 2016 11:46 AM (5f5bM)

253 Guys, guys. Come on, now.

Aesthetics and substance are equally important.

Posted by: Former President Mitt Romney at April 20, 2016 11:46 AM (O3LY4)

254 The dude in that painting would be more upset by the sharks but he's on colored people time and won't be until later.

Posted by: The comedy stylings of Clinton & DiBlasio at April 20, 2016 11:47 AM (39g3+)

255 Christopher Taylor, it never enters their pea brains if you keep stiffing the workers bad things tend to happen to them personally.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2016 11:47 AM (bv0LL)

256
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (39g3+)

They can't target the Grievance Studies crowd because grievances, donchano...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2016 11:47 AM (BK3ZS)

257 Because if they do, SMOD will hit Wrigley immediately afterward and we will not have to watch Scankles being elected.


---


of course Hilary won't invite them to the white house since she's a loyal Yankees fan.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 20, 2016 11:43 AM (AfNGb)
=====Can anyone here, in their wildest flights of fancy (aside from the Cubs winning the WS), imagine the Ricketts invited to the White House whether Hillary or Donald?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:47 AM (MIKMs)

258 Some of y'all really examine the art closely (to your credit). I just take it in for a second and race to say something quick and snarky (which shows you where my priorities are).

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (mL2BD)

259 People celebrating 420 just shows how childish and idiotic pot smoking is.

Do we have booze day? Cigarette day? Any other vice day? Today is 6/9, its hot sex day!

No, just pot day, because pot smokers are giggling idiots.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (39g3+)

260 >>What substance does Hillary bring?

She brings a whole team of experienced bureaucrat looters and a ton of cronies and hangers-on (Blumenthal, her scummy brothers, Weiner, etc.).

Trump is scary unpredictable, and whomever he chooses to be his closest advisors would have a lot of sway in how he behaves; however, the speed with which Hillary and co. would set up shop like they did at State (but cranked up to "11") is an truly nightmarish scenario.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (NOIQH)

261 Scurvy is racist.

Posted by: Sailors at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (VAsIq)

262 Alternate Title:

"Shark Mosh Photobombed By Sullen Negro, Number 4"

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (Bdeb0)

263 Some of y'all really examine the art closely (to your credit


We're a cultured lot...

Posted by: donna at April 20, 2016 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

264 >>People celebrating 420 just shows how childish and idiotic pot smoking is.


Yep, hate pothead culture.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 11:49 AM (NOIQH)

265
Dats a lotta Mahi-Mahi!

Mmmm, good eatin', Homer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 11:49 AM (iQIUe)

266 Here we go again. It's insulting beyond belief that substantive disagreement with electing another superficial policy blank slate to be President is dismissed as merely an "aesthetic" dislike.

Obama and Trump have far more in common than Trump and any Republican in the race, and electing him is a bizarre idea. We just are emerging from eight years of (1) destructive economic policies, (2) hazing our allies, kissing up to our enemies, (3) emasculating our military, (4) allowing the courts to dictate social mores and (5) sending a whole generation into debt and unemployment, and you want to double down?! Do it again?!
Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (/m8T6)

You start strong in the bold paragraph, then you follow it up by asserting that Trump will do five things that he's promised to do the exact opposite of.

So I ask you: what gave you the idea that he's for all these leftist bogeymen? How is it that you transmogrified his positions into this "left of Elizabeth Warren" stance?

Could it be that you've used some kind of cultural shorthand to make judgements on him? Something like an asumption about a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular politician or political movement? An ess tettik, if you will?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

267 Sorry, mistyped: Alternate Title:

"Shark Birthday Party Photobombed By Sullen Negro, Number 3"

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (Bdeb0)

268 By George young man, we can't have a university without seasoned experienced (preferably tenured ones like me) leaders to guide it forward. We can always clean up the campus any time we feel like it. We'll just ask the students to pitch in and help!

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Professor Hrothgar, Dean, School of Hard Knocks at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (wYnyS)

269 votermom, I think a couple of the NRO guys have written some fiction books. John J. Miller (I think) and Jim Geraghty.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (2WwbN)

270 211
-His "aesthetic" is not beside the point. In the actual world we live in, where images and memes mean more than objective reality, it IS the point.
-----------------------

This is surrender.
Posted by: iforgot at April 20, 2016 11:35 AM (pC96u)
------------------
Yes, I surrender to reality. I surrender to the fact that I am typing on a computer keyboard and not playing a grand piano.

The media is what it is. The electorate is what it is.
And Trump not only is what actually he is, a shoot-from-the-hip blowhard, he is what the media makes him out to be, a raaaaacistbigoteeeevilfascist that only knuckle-draggers would support. The fact that the media lies is irrelevant. Image is greater than anything.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (T/5A0)

271 Because they're smiling.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (Bdeb0)

272 241 >>His "aesthetic" is not beside the point. In the actual world we live
in, where images and memes mean more than objective reality, it IS the
point.

-The purpose of the nominee is to get elected. Period.

You are confusing "nominee" with "office-holder."

And you are confusing quiddity with haecceity, and use-mention distinction, among other things.

Not judging. Onanizing.
Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (Bdeb0)

The technical philosophy is strong with this one.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (mL2BD)

273 For those morons in near Portland Maine, today's painter now has a Groupon offer:
Admission for One or Two to Winslow Homer Studio Docent Guided Tours from the Portland Museum of Art (Up to 37% Off)
https://goo.gl/1Pl6GG

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 20, 2016 11:51 AM (jxbfJ)

274 231 On my 208 I was thinking whale when I read "Waterspout". Landlubber mistake oops.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 11:41 AM (tf9Ne)

********

Heh, it's actually the same concept --I think--except it sucks up the water. It's kind of like a "dirt devil" over water.

I always want to go look at them up close but smarter people in the boat--are pussies!!--I tell ya.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:51 AM (mcm0N)

275 Minor quibble:

While there is in fact one shark visible above the waterline, the other dorsal fins seem to be curved in a decidedly dolphinesque manner.


I believe that shark may be surrounded by porpoises.

Porpii?

Porpeese?


Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 11:51 AM (O3LY4)

276 He's obviously looking in his pocket for hot sauce.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 20, 2016 11:45 AM (m6oW5)

"Shouldn't have left my purse on the dock"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

277 Donna and V: When I got home from Whole Foods and looked at my organic, free range chicken I saw someone had carved a swastika into it. A backwards one.

Must've been one of those left-handed right-wingers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - right? at April 20, 2016 11:51 AM (NstOx)

278 We do not live "in an actual world." You may proceed.

Actually, don't. Or do/don't. Make America Geat Again.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:52 AM (Bdeb0)

279 Victor Davis Hanson wrote a novel, but I don't think that's what you're looking for votermom, is it? He's a right-wing academic who wrote a novel, not a right-wing novelist.

The best example I can come up with is David Mamet. Did you mean any fiction?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

280 I had the pleasure once of looking at a repro of a Homer painting of a Bermuda scene, hanging on the wall of a Bermuda guest house, and then looking out its back windows to see the exact spot where Homer stood while painting it.

Cool.

Posted by: Doh! at April 20, 2016 11:52 AM (bIhmV)

281 Lawyers, lawyers everywhere. Estop my life, I think.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (tvBpH)

282 Lead story at the Chicago Liebune is Blackhawks player Andrew Shaw potentially getting suspended, in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs, for being caught on camera calling someone a fag or faggot.

Part of me hopes the Muzzies do take over, even if I have to pray 5 times a day for 5 hours at a time.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (hqZPQ)

283 So, why are those sharks chasing him? He's in a boat. This aint Jaws. Did he throw someone over to the sharks and now the sharks want desert?

Did you read about the Titanic lifeboat that was found a month after the sinking? They werent picked up and died of exposure. Not sure why they didnt row towards the rescue ship. They found the rotting bodies of 2 crew men and one rich guy. Dont think any of them shd have been on the boat. Sort of like a Twilight episode, no?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (iQIUe)

284 You start strong in the bold paragraph, then you follow it up by asserting that Trump will do five things that he's promised to do the exact opposite of.

*********

Ghost---he used his own words. You copied and pasted --so--he wins.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (mcm0N)

285 279 Victor Davis Hanson wrote a novel, but I don't think that's what you're looking for votermom, is it? He's a right-wing academic who wrote a novel, not a right-wing novelist.

The best example I can come up with is David Mamet. Did you mean any fiction?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

I immediately thought of Charles McCarry, but he's mostly known for his espionage fiction and hasn't published in a while.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (mL2BD)

286 Could it be that you've used some kind of cultural
shorthand to make judgements on him? Something like an asumption about a
set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular
politician or political movement? An ess tettik, if you will?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)
=====
Good try. However, judging a long history of political support for politicians and positions, whether HRC or DJT, could buy all of us a clue or a vowel.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (MIKMs)

287 Christopher Taylor, it never enters their pea brains if you keep stiffing the workers bad things tend to happen to them personally.

Yeah, they're so busy fighting for the little guy, they don't have time to actually help them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (39g3+)

288 How many secret email addresses will a President Hillary! have?

And will China be cc'ed on all or just most of them?

Posted by: brak at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (MJuTN)

289 All that dope below decks and not a dry book of matches anywhere! So much for a nice easy run up to Key West....

Posted by: goon at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (WCaSy)

290 Something completely different: the trailer for the latest Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, hmmm....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSRpSn8Pyk

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (NOIQH)

291 The best example I can come up with is David Mamet. Did you mean any fiction?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:52 AM (xuouz)

Yep, any fiction. I suppose I could include Hanson, and Newt.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (nbrY/)

292 #BlackSailorsMatter

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 20, 2016 11:55 AM (zFzxj)

293 Oct 16 is National Liquor Day.
Mar 6 is National Cigar Day.
Sept 10 is International Drive Your Studebaker Day.

Nov 27.
You're Welcome Day.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:55 AM (xq1UY)

294 Gilligan's Island is deep, man.

Posted by: Preznit Spleef, Celebrating 4/20 at April 20, 2016 11:56 AM (eHpnh)

295 The most impressive thing, for me, is how chill the black dude is. Like Shaft. He's a baaaad muthafarker

Not seen: After the moment depicted, dude uses the ropes to harness the sharks and have them pull the boat to shore, like Poseidon's war chariot.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at April 20, 2016 11:56 AM (9krrF)

296 The media is what it is. The electorate is what it is.
And Trump not only is what actually he is, a shoot-from-the-hip blowhard, he is what the media makes him out to be, a raaaaacistbigoteeeevilfascist that only knuckle-draggers would support. The fact that the media lies is irrelevant. Image is greater than anything.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (T/5A0)

And yet he keeps winning, and is slowly eroding the left's opposition to his candidacy. His memetic power is stronger than the media's. The edifice of the newsmedia in America is crumbling, their legitimacy chipped away by the stream of lies and half-truths and ad-buys during the last two administrations. In allowing themselves to be used for the cheap "win the week's messaging war" bullshit they have diluted their power.

In the end, he will be seen as the lesser of two evils, whether it's Hillary and her technocratic oligarchy he runs against or Bernie's socialist utopia.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:56 AM (xuouz)

297 Substance is obviously more important to me than style and, unfortunately, DJT does not bring substance to the voting booth and will get schlonged by HRC in the general. As the great Lord Vetinari mentioned, people don't want news, they want olds.

Posted by: mustbequantum
.............
Well put..

I am fascinated by the blind trust of Trump's followers like Kari who can so easily set aside everything we know about him and his past policy pronouncements.. it's almost cultish..

We will never know if Trump could have been effective because he cannot win the general. If we get stuck with him, and that looks pretty likely after yesterday, we lose.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2016 11:56 AM (so+oy)

298 That painting looks racist. Are those sharks great whites?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 11:57 AM (FsuaD)

299 Christopher Taylor: Do we have booze day? Cigarette day? Any other vice day? Today is 6/9, its hot sex day!

No, just pot day, because pot smokers are giggling idiots.


I guess "Pie Day" doesn't count?

From the Head Shop:
http://mindfulwebworks.com/headshop/05/juggler

Posted by: mindful webworker - right? at April 20, 2016 11:57 AM (NstOx)

300 For those concerned about candidates image, etc....

Exit polls last night in NY done by Fox showed 60% of the voter's in NY were "scared' of what a President Cruz would do.

Certainly, that is not the sentiment in Texas or Colorado. But obviously, the media has done a number on Cruz in places like NY. And I say this as someone who supported Cruz and still do.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 11:57 AM (1rAS0)

301 A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office, hmm?

Posted by: Ti at April 20, 2016 11:28 AM (mL2BD)


True dat, but some days fishing are better than others!

Posted by: Professor Hrothgar, Dean, School of Hard Knocks at April 20, 2016 11:57 AM (wYnyS)

302 The sharks were frolicking, gossiping, when this moody dickhead on a boat just randomly sailed right through their 'klatsch. You remember why you and the missus didn't join the community pool last year, right? Because you both said the same thing--"if that Jones kid swims between us and kicks us in the face one...more..time!" Just like that.

The one breached shark is yelling at the guy, "Hey--drive like YOUR kids live here, jerk!"

They're not so different from you and me.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (Bdeb0)

303 >>Blackhawks player Andrew Shaw potentially getting suspended, in the
middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs, for being caught on camera calling
someone a fag or faggot.


So...trash talking is no longer allowed in sports? Really?

(I don't use that word, but isn't using insulting terms part of trash-talking, otherwise it'd be all "Yeah, well your stick handling is a-tro-cious!!")

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (NOIQH)

304 Ghost---he used his own words. You copied and pasted --so--he wins.
Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (mcm0N)

Please clarify.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (xuouz)

305 I'm a big fan of Homer. I'm amazed he can get his models to stay still.

I have a statue of him on my desk -- "If something's hard to do, it's not worth doing."

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (hqZPQ)

306 The fact that the media lies is irrelevant. Image is greater than anything.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille
..........
I would say perception is everything.. but kinda the same thing..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (so+oy)

307 Fucking spineless ghouls fucks


Vandals at Southern Methodist University this week kicked down some 3,000 crosses set up as part of a pro-life display by Mustangs for Life.

Yes - all of them.

What's more, the display has prompted a barrage of attacks on social media, including one threat to 'burn down the display,' reports Students for Life.

The display had been approved by the university, and represented the 2,904 abortions per day in America.

-WZ

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:58 AM (/D5Lf)

308 I hope he's got hot sauce in his pockets.

Breakfast at Hillary's!

Posted by: Great White Privilege Shark at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (Ndje9)

309 288 How many secret email addresses will a President Hillary! have?

And will China be cc'ed on all or just most of them?
Posted by: brak at April 20, 2016 11:54 AM (MJuTN

*******

They could have year's worth of her emails so they have a good idea of her psychological make up, and how she thinks.

Not good.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (mcm0N)

310 I really love Winslow Homer.

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery



I can't look at this painting without seeing that scene from Good Will Hunting.

Damon's first appointment with Williams, he's looking at a watercolor Williams has done.

"Looks like Winslow Homer except you've got whitey in the boat. But it's the colors that bother me..."

(paraphrased)

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (1xUj/)

311 Could it be that you've used some kind of cultural shorthand to make judgements on him? Something like an asumption about a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular politician or political movement? An ess tettik, if you will?
---------------------------------------

Or, I've listened as he has tailored his comments to the primary electorate (and openly said that's what he is doing), changing in most cases his stated positions of his entire adult lifetime.

Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (/m8T6)

312
I am fascinated by the blind trust of Trump's followers like Kari
who can so easily set aside everything we know about him and his past
policy pronouncements.. it's almost cultish..


Yeah he just said that Trump was the least bad of two choices. Real cultish there, Jerry.


But hey you got to stroke your raging Trump-hate hard on so that's nice.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (O3LY4)

313 I've vowed not to discuss politics in fun threads but I just want to make a general observation:

Popular in primaries != popular in the general

Popular in one primary state != popular everywhere.

And, of course, the converse of these is true also.

Back to the pointless snark.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (mL2BD)

314 If Shaw gets suspended for calling a Blues player a Fag, I might stop watching Hockey.

Blues players are ALL fags.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (tR4f2)

315 Here we go again. It's insulting beyond belief that substantive disagreement with electing another superficial policy blank slate to be President is dismissed as merely an "aesthetic" dislike.

------

Could it be that you've used some kind of cultural shorthand to make judgements on him? Something like an asumption about a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular politician or political movement? An ess tettik, if you will?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

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Here's my take......

I voting for Trump if he wins. Im voting for Cruz if he wins. If the party nominate anybody else.... I will forever be staying at home.

Both guys are dicks.... but Im Ok with that, because I think... 1.) As bombastic an asshole as Trump is, he'll be doubly bombastic with Democrats if hes in office. 2.) Cruz is a sneaky little shit peeling of delegates using procedure and snookery to steal deleagtes from states that have settled election. Im confident that he"ll be even MORE sneaky using House and Senate rule to confound and flabbergast and outmaneuver Democrats and recalcitrant Republicans.

So... both side of the Trump/Cruz better be fucking sucking it up after the Convention and get with the damn program. For the first time in thirty years we have a shot at really electing an outsider and the only thing thats gonna mess that up is a bunch off butthurt Nevertrumps or a gaggle of butthurt Trumpoids sitting out the election on their sore asses.

Get it together people.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)

316 You know, I have the various branches of the US military "liked" on Facebook but I fear I'm gonna start dumping them soon. So far this week the Navy has posted a bunch of poor seamen volunteered to stand in the shape of one of those stupid lapel ribbons on the deck to celebrate "sexual harassment awareness" and then they posted about the cool new ship named after Jack F'in Murtha.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (39g3+)

317 In other news, Melitha Harrith-Perry has a gig at Elle Magazine, writing about...wait for it...

race and gender. *keels over from shock*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:01 PM (FsuaD)

318 Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes.

Posted by: Quint at April 20, 2016 12:01 PM (nckx1)

319 >>I am fascinated

Too coy by half.

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 12:01 PM (Bdeb0)

320 Obviously the big man made some pretty hard-left pronouncements in his past from the way y'all talking about it.

Let's see one quote. Just one.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 12:01 PM (xuouz)

321 I've seen a good number of sharks while fishing, either from shore or a boat. If a shark sees a fish struggling against being reeled in, it's like a big "Eat Me" sign, the shark(s) head directly for it, often getting to it before it's landed. Once on a charter boat, my brother had a big eel about halfway out of the water when a shark jumped out and chopped it in two. He reeled in the head.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2016 12:01 PM (2cS/G)

322 Blues players are ALL fags.


Ahem!

Posted by: Robert Johnson at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (1xUj/)

323 This blog needs a thread about whether Cruz or Trump is the better candidate for the nomination.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (eHpnh)

324 >>In other news, Melitha Harrith-Perry has a gig at Elle Magazine, writing about...


Tampon Fashion

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (tR4f2)

325 Or, I've listened as he has tailored his comments to the primary electorate (and openly said that's what he is doing), changing in most cases his stated positions of his entire adult lifetime.
Posted by: MTF, the art literalist at April 20, 2016 11:59 AM (/m8T6)

Fabulous. Like what?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (xuouz)

326 You Cruz and Trump partisans are way behind the curve. I'm sharpening my internment skills by learning how to raise rats and cockroaches for food. You'll be happy to trade your smokes for a little protein. Suckers.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (tvBpH)

327 >>What's more, the display has prompted a barrage of attacks on social
media, including one threat to 'burn down the display,' reports Students
for Life.


From the people who consider themselves to be the most "tolerant."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (NOIQH)

328 Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)

Endorsed.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (nbrY/)

329
Not seen: After the moment depicted, dude uses the ropes to harness the sharks and have them pull the boat to shore, like Poseidon's war chariot.


Shut yo mouf!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (39g3+)

330 >>Ahem!
Posted by: Robert Johnson at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (1xUj/)


You know why they call him Muddy, right?

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:03 PM (tR4f2)

331 Yeah, I did this to this thread. I did apologize first, though. Like a faceless man. OK I'll go to lunch now and won't broach this topic again.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 12:03 PM (xuouz)

332 Husband went cage diving for great whites. One came up to the cage that was about 16' long. There were at least eight in the water.

The fun part was everyone getting sick on the ride back. Chumming, so to speak.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:03 PM (FsuaD)

333
Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)


Thread. Set. Match.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 12:03 PM (O3LY4)

334 Trump just won Celebrity President Apprentice. Ironic since his ex-wife was recently kicked off of Dancing With The Stars.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 20, 2016 12:04 PM (zFzxj)

335 Ah yes, the hockey playoffs have started, also known as Hockey, Season Two: this time it counts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:04 PM (39g3+)

336 >>In other news, Melitha Harrith-Perry has a gig at Elle Magazine, writing about...wait for it...race and gender.


It's all she's got, right?
I know she's a college professor, but that's the only skills/knowledge she brings to the table. Racial activists gotta agitate on race.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:04 PM (NOIQH)

337 Don't forget Whole Foods starts with "Wh" just like White Privilege.

Coincidence? Maybe. But consider the following:

The CEO is white male.
Their brown eggs are segregated from white eggs.
Their prices are far too high for most POC.
They sell white milk which is marketed as pure and wholesome.


The place is clearly a rat's nest of White Privilege.




Posted by: Ripley at April 20, 2016 12:04 PM (1BQGO)

338 Certainly, that is not the sentiment in Texas or Colorado. But obviously, the media has done a number on Cruz in places like NY. And I say this as someone who supported Cruz and still do.

Posted by: Jen
..............
What NY GOP voters care about matters very little from this point on.. NY is a deep blue state.. the GOP candidates totalled less than 860k votes.. 1.8 million Dems came out on their side.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2016 12:05 PM (so+oy)

339 304 Ghost---he used his own words. You copied and pasted --so--he wins.
Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 11:53 AM (mcm0N)

Please clarify.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016

*********

Basically it's an unfair advantage. You drop a long and complicated comment--that is someone else's idea--and then sit back and critique people who give you a bit of feedback.
-Trump is a moving target on top of all of that, because over the years he does not appear to have a guiding philosophy outside of his immediate desires.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 12:05 PM (mcm0N)

340 Tampon Fashion
Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (tR4f2)

If Cruz is the nominee I expect she'll wear dildo earrings.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 12:06 PM (nbrY/)

341 What's more, the display has prompted a barrage of attacks on social
media, including one threat to 'burn down the display,' reports Students
for Life.


From the people who consider themselves to be the most "tolerant."
Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:02 PM (NOIQH)

Doing what's right isn't always easy. Good lesson for the college folks. They simply need to go back in, set everything back up and then post themselves during the night to watch over the display.

Students do far less for far less important reasons. The Michigan students sitting guard over the Block M for several days and nights to keep MSU students from painting it green, MSU students and band members guarding the statue of Sparticus to keep it from being painted maize and blue.......

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 12:06 PM (1rAS0)

342 If Cruz is the nominee I expect she'll wear dildo earrings.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 12:06 PM (nbrY/)


Mika will have a stroke on-air. She's so professional. Talking about Cruz this morning, she made all sorts of faces and eye-rolls. What a twit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM (FsuaD)

343 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM (hnRVI)

344 Doing what's right isn't always easy. Good lesson for the college folks. They simply need to go back in, set everything back up and then post themselves during the night to watch over the display.

Students do far less for far less important reasons. The Michigan students sitting guard over the Block M for several days and nights to keep MSU students from painting it green, MSU students and band members guarding the statue of Sparticus to keep it from being painted maize and blue.......

Posted by: Jen the original at April 20, 2016 12:06 PM (1rAS0)

They did reset it. With additional help

Not sure if they have a watch on it though.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:08 PM (/D5Lf)

345 My first girlfriends parents had a print of this painting in their living room. I saw it many times before I noticed the sharks. After I saw them - they were all I could see.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2016 12:09 PM (Las/U)

346 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM (hnRVI)

Glad to hear it man!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 20, 2016 12:09 PM (xuouz)

347 They do have a watch in place


Meanwhile, the pro-life students are taking shifts protecting the display, even up until 2:30 in the morning. Campus police are also standing by 'to quell any vandalism,' Students for Life reports.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (/D5Lf)

348 >>They did reset it. With additional help


Good to hear!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (NOIQH)

349
Mika will have a stroke on-air. She's so professional. Talking about Cruz this morning, she made all sorts of faces and eye-rolls. What a twit.


I suspect most of Mika's problems would be solved by some judicious "stroking," IYKWIM.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (X6fMO)

350
Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)

Please do not frame the opposition to Trump as some sort of mere petty squabble or trifling disagreement. It is not. It is a profound and principled objection. I think Trump would do great harm to the country were he to be elected. He would not only work with the establishment and thereby cement their legitimacy by making deals with them, he would not only be an unprincipled fraud simply doing whatever he wished without regard to any conviction, but he would inevitably grow the executive power even more than it is now and he would implicate Republicans and, by extension, the conservative movement more deeply into the large leviathan that we have now.

In my view, President Trump would be at least as bad as President Hillary, just in different ways. I'm not inclined to vote for either of them.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (dpnZC)

351 343
At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM (hnRVI)


Get a second opinion. Seriously. Several years ago, husband was told his were "nothing" but a second opinion (and heart cath) showed a 90% blockage. Had a stent done immediately, thank God.


I had chest pains a few months ago that turned out to be stress-related. Quit a committee or two, and people are still bugging me to come back. Gah. Leave me alone.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (FsuaD)

352 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo
............
chest pains and they didn't tell you to go directly to an emergency room?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2016 12:10 PM (so+oy)

353 Heh. Local stores are putting out fresh fruit for kids to eat while at the store, free. That's kinda neat but as I pointed out in the comments: maybe veggies would be better, since fruit is packed with sugar.

Oh my, the angry moms. Oh the flood of wailing and gnashing of teeth, the rage. "Nobody ever got fat frome ating fruit!" I'm screamed at. Fructose is magical and does no harm! Its only added sugar that's bad!

They're acting like I busted into the house and yelled at them for how they are raising their kids.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:11 PM (39g3+)

354 Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)

I understand the point you're making but why is it okay for you to stay home if it's anyone other than Trump or Cruz running against Hillary but not okay if someone decided to stay home if it's Trump. Or Cruz?

They may feel just as strong as you do . To be consistent , you should be all in to vote against Hillary no matter who the nominee will be.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 20, 2016 12:12 PM (zFzxj)

355 Doing what's right isn't always easy. Good lesson for the college folks. They simply need to go back in, set everything back up and then post themselves during the night to watch over the display.



Post one sniper. Tack someone's ass, (literally, ass/hip shot), and leave them lay. Find 'em in the morning. Make 'em put some real skin in the game.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 20, 2016 12:12 PM (wwx67)

356 Oh great, I see another "CON-servstive" has put out a book claiming this is how the movement can get its mojo back.

Seriously, take the money you might have spent on the book and burn it for heat.

At least you will not have completely wasted your money.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2016 12:12 PM (035GJ)

357 The last thing this guy remembers is being run over by a little grinning Cuban in an $80K luxury speedboat.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2016 12:12 PM (UzPAd)

358 re: Hillary & de Blasio (wasn't it?) mocking "colored people time" --

When I was very young, 'round these parts, "colored people" was still acceptable speech. (Think: NAACP.)

Of course, back then, even "n!gg3rs" was an ordinary, non-derogatory word.

Then we had to say "Negro." Then we had to use "African-American." Then "Blacks." And then it became "people of color"... although that was more inclusive.

So, full circle, Hillary confirms that it's okay that we're back to using "the coloreds" again?

Can I say that here?

Remind me to tell you someday about the story of the local road that was called "N!gg3rs' Gap," until they put up actual street signs in the '80s...!

I do it, for Ace's sake, but I hate being n!gg@rdly with words.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pale-face at April 20, 2016 12:12 PM (NstOx)

359 I went to the doctor and he wrote FAG on my prescription.

Who's a lawyer?

*no that is not my handwriting

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:13 PM (/D5Lf)

360 Barky should the 9 Gitmo political prisoners back to the Kingdom personally on Air Force One to save money. After all, they're rehabilitated now.

Maybe take them up to the cockpit and let them handle the controls just to show there's no hard feelings. That Mecca sense to me!

Posted by: Sky King Hadji Hussein at April 20, 2016 12:13 PM (Ndje9)

361 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Excellent news.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 20, 2016 12:13 PM (3myMJ)

362
So, how bad of a mood will Ace be in today?

On an up note, no one won MegaMillion last night and the lump sum jackpot is now $38,414,400 after federal taxes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:13 PM (iQIUe)

363 Voting is not going to get us out of the situation we are in.

Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2016 12:13 PM (035GJ)

364 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.

That's good news, but chest pains are never really just nothing. Angina is not life threatening or deadly (I have that if I am not careful) but its usually a sign of something dangerous going on behind the scenes like blocked arteries, heart problems, etc. So, worth changing a bit in your life, if you can find problems like stress, diet, exercise, etc.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (39g3+)

365 But all this is besides the point. The right is so divided right now, it's going to be President Hillary anyway regardless if either Trump or Cruz or Kasich or anyone else were nominated as a Republican.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (dpnZC)

366 Probably too late to make a difference in this thread, but has anyone seen "Open Water?"

Yeah--that'll put a serious kink in your "best diving in the Caribbean" itinerary...

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (Bdeb0)

367
On an up note, no one won MegaMillion last night


I identify as the MegaMillions winner.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (39g3+)

368 Obama just effed up what little money we have left. Hamilton to stay on $10 dollar bill but Harriet Tubman will be on the $20, TBD civil rights leader will be on $5.

Posted by: Alf767 at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (VtSj9)

369 Someone wrote GAF on my mirror today. "Safe Space!"

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 20, 2016 12:15 PM (m6oW5)

370 Oh my, the angry moms. Oh the flood of wailing and gnashing of teeth, the rage. "Nobody ever got fat frome ating fruit!" I'm screamed at. Fructose is magical and does no harm! Its only added sugar that's bad!

They're acting like I busted into the house and yelled at them for how they are raising their kids.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:11 PM (39g3+)


So I guess you feed that plump lil' bastard chips and pizza then eh sugartits.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:15 PM (/D5Lf)

371 TBD civil rights leader will be on $5

Ahem. I freed the slaves. Does that count as civil rights leader nowadays?

Posted by: Zombie Lincoln at April 20, 2016 12:16 PM (dpnZC)

372
So, how bad of a mood will Ace be in today?

Depends on whether he had a flea dip or not.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 20, 2016 12:16 PM (X6fMO)

373 Once again, why does asshole in chief get to make these decisions? I dont want Tubman on the money and I sure dont want Abe Lincoln removed. What a prick!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:16 PM (iQIUe)

374 Did Barry bow to the Saudis?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:17 PM (FsuaD)

375 315---I voting for Trump if he wins. Im voting for Cruz if he wins. If the party nominate anybody else.... I will forever be staying at home.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:00 PM (8XRCm)
-------------------
I'll vote for Trump if he wins.
I'll vote for Cruz if he wins.
I'll for Ryamneysichio if he wins.
I'll vote for Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena if he wins.
I'll vote for Bucket of Dog Vomit if he wins.

I know there is nothing I can do to stop Hillary from being POTUS. But the one pathetic vote I have will not be cast in favor of the Bitch of Benghazi, whether by pressing the D button, voting 3rd party, or abstaining.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 20, 2016 12:17 PM (T/5A0)

376 363 Voting is not going to get us out of the situation we are in. Plan accordingly.

I agree. When government flaunts its disobedience to law, there's not much the vote can accomplish.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 20, 2016 12:17 PM (eHpnh)

377 >>Mika will have a stroke on-air. She's so professional. Talking about
Cruz this morning, she made all sorts of faces and eye-rolls. What a
twit.


Mika's behavior puzzles me. It is obviously approved, likely even encouraged. Unprofessional bordering on juvenile.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (NOIQH)

378 I went to the doctor and he wrote FAG on my prescription.
Who's a lawyer?
*no that is not my handwriting

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA>>>

How did the pharmacist fill it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (tf9Ne)

379 Oh great, I see another "CON-servstive" has put out a book claiming this is how the movement can get its mojo back.

There seems to be a market for this kind of stuff, but nobody ever follows through on any of it. And having read Levin's book, the suggestions aren't right.

We're at a point in culture where it doesn't really matter what we do, the tide is against us. We have to hold our ground, raise kids right, do what is right, and wait for wind and tide.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (39g3+)

380 I understand the point you're making but why is it okay for you to stay home if it's anyone other than Trump or Cruz running against Hillary but not okay if someone decided to stay home if it's Trump. Or Cruz?

----

Because the party would be nominating somebody that noone voted for. Thwarting and overturning primary elections is waaaay past somebodies dislike of a candidate.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (8XRCm)

381 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM

Magnesium supplements made a big difference to my afib episodes...

Posted by: Ti at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (uyrlv)

382 374 Did Barry bow to the Saudis?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2016 12:17 PM (FsuaD)

Not in any of the released media I've seen

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:19 PM (/D5Lf)

383 343 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM

******

Try to avoid stress though. Stress can --really make you sick. It can be a trigger for some auto-immune diseases. IOW--your body might be trying to tell you to take it easy.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 12:19 PM (mcm0N)

384 Unprofessional bordering on juvenile.

She knows her audience

Posted by: brak at April 20, 2016 12:20 PM (MJuTN)

385
How did the pharmacist fill it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM (tf9Ne)

Take one a day until symptoms subside


http://tinyurl.com/j7nkudd

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:21 PM (/D5Lf)

386 If he'd just dump that 20 kilos of cocaine he'd be okay.

Posted by: Soona at April 20, 2016 12:21 PM (Fmupd)

387 >>and wait for wind and tide.

Where would one find Galt's Gulch, anyway? Ebay "real estate-Land" search? Some obscure Craigslist sub-category? Meetup ad?

Posted by: General Zod at April 20, 2016 12:21 PM (Bdeb0)

388 Not in any of the released media I've seen

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:19 PM (/D5Lf)


The media has learned their lesson well!

But Obama did take a selfie of himself bowing to King Salman!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2016 12:22 PM (wYnyS)

389 But all this is besides the point. The right is so divided right now, it's going to be President Hillary anyway regardless if either Trump or Cruz or Kasich or anyone else were nominated as a Republican.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 20, 2016 12:14 PM (dpnZC)

----

Well tell Pooh and Christopher Robin hello for us then.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 20, 2016 12:22 PM (8XRCm)

390 "So, how bad of a mood will Ace be in today?"


He'll probably be happy today.

I'm sure he's out on the street in front of the Upper East Side Starbucks, high-fiving all the other right wing writers celebrating their big win last night.

The Upper East Side went decidedly for Kasich.

The GOP Establishment prevailed in the only New York City district that means anything. Embarrassment has been avoided and change has thoroughly been defeated. The forces of the Status Quo have prevailed.

Now, on to the convention.

Posted by: jwest at April 20, 2016 12:22 PM (Zs4uk)

391 Treasury will also announce that it plans to replace former President
Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the sources said.
There will also be changes to the $5 bill to depict civil rights era
leaders.


This is so sad.
Our money will become just as politicized, and as silly, as the various public school and post office names. Navy carrier named after farming labor activist Cesar Chavez? Sure why not? Let's put Margaret Sanger on the dime, Malcolm X on the quarter, and Harvey Milk on the $2 bill while we're at it.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 20, 2016 12:23 PM (NOIQH)

392 >>> but Harriet Tubman will be on the $20<<<

Why? I thought we were trying to move beyond all of the racism of the past.

I think we should have one of those cute pictures of Obama and Curry exploring their bromance. Seems more appropriate for the times.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2016 12:23 PM (UzPAd)

393 Quickly, before Ace gets up. (heh)

Liked the Daredevil series, so I decided to give Jessica Jones a try. (Partly because she got a mention in the DD series.) It's pretty good.

But why isn't Kilgrave purple? Inquiring old funny book fans want to know.

OOOps - too late. Ace and CBD have posts up.

L8r, g8rs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - marvel-ous at April 20, 2016 12:23 PM (NstOx)

394 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:21 PM (/D5Lf)

Yes, if that don't cure it, it's a terminal condition!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2016 12:23 PM (wYnyS)

395 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM (hnRVI)

Good news!

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 12:24 PM (nbrY/)

396 Mindful webworker just reminded me.

DeBlasio is getting investigated by the FBI--I think it involves fundraising.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 12:25 PM (mcm0N)

397 I was listening to the BBC on Sirius in the car. They were interviewing Hailey Barber about the current state of the Republican party. What Barber said made sense until he blamed the election of Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor of Virginia on Ted Cruz and the government shut down. I wonder if he really believes that. Perhaps the Beltway insiders just refuse to accept the idea that Ken Cuccinelli was outspent 5 to 1 and still lost by only 2%. If so, they are even more isolated in their bubble than I had thought. More likely, Barber is just trying to diffuse some of the anger at the Republican party establishment and redirect it at Cruz by lying about what happened.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at April 20, 2016 12:25 PM (X/8Mm)

398 Does this mean we have to listen to more of Hills lame Tubman renditions?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:26 PM (iQIUe)

399 Haley Barbour is a great American!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at April 20, 2016 12:27 PM (eHpnh)

400 Two noods up

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at April 20, 2016 12:27 PM (+LW3m)

401 Harriet Tubman was a gun carrying--Republican.

Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 12:27 PM (mcm0N)

402 343 At the doc's office. Looks like the chestpains were a whole lot of nothing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:07 PM


******


Try to avoid stress though. Stress can --really make you sick. It
can be a trigger for some auto-immune diseases. IOW--your body might be
trying to tell you to take it easy. Posted by: Ahoy! at April 20, 2016 12:19 PM (mcm0N)
=====

BTH - Think about the past two weeks -- waaaay too much stress. But I do want to thank you for your clear-eyed reporting from CO delegations. You and tsrblke and a few others are the front lines. Please don't turn into the cannon fodder.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 20, 2016 12:28 PM (MIKMs)

403 Lizzy


Harvey Milk should be on the $3 bill, not the $2 bill.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at April 20, 2016 12:29 PM (X/8Mm)

404 Posted by: obnoxious ahole at April 20, 2016 12:25 PM (X/8Mm)



Those RNC bastards sure saved Virginia from having an icky conservative man of principle in the Governor's office and gifted us McAuliffe and Herring instead. Yea, Haley B, you da man!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2016 12:32 PM (wYnyS)

405 Blogger Richard Fernandez (Belmont Club) is also a novelist.

So is Andrew Klavan.

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Nobel prize winner who has written a zillion novels. He is very critical of the Left.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 20, 2016 12:32 PM (u0lmX)

406 Posted by: jwest at April 20, 2016 12:22 PM (Zs4uk)

Since when is ace for Kasich?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 20, 2016 12:33 PM (u0lmX)

407
They have to cut jobs now, so they are targeting exactly what needs to be done... food services, cleaning, and maintenance.

http://tinyurl.com/jl7bpse
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 11:42 AM (39g3+)
-----------------------------
Those would be Democrat clients then (minority and lower-socioeconomic-status employees).

Posted by: iforgot at April 20, 2016 12:44 PM (pC96u)

408 Slice needs to gather up the foresail and ropes hanging off the foredeck. Bet he could tarp the hatch for the hold and maybe rig a shade. Of course he has no tiller so he is screwed.

Posted by: The Garbone at April 20, 2016 12:56 PM (YE5vl)

409 I went to the doctor and he wrote FAG on my prescription.
Who's a lawyer?
*no that is not my handwriting



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA>>>

How did the pharmacist fill it?


Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 20, 2016 12:18 PM


Gently, I hope.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2016 01:00 PM (bzd8I)

410 Slice needs to gather up the foresail and ropes hanging off the foredeck. Bet he could tarp the hatch for the hold and maybe rig a shade. Of course he has no tiller so he is screwed.
Posted by: The Garbone
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No need honky. We black folk are 'sun people'.

Posted by: Leonard Jeffries, chairman of African-American studies at New York's City College at April 20, 2016 01:22 PM (9mTYi)

411 "Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner with an oil by Winslow Horner,
Such a fine sight to see
Then a girl, my Lord, in a flat-bed Ford...."


Posted by: The First Draft of "Take it Easy", tragically lost to art at April 20, 2016 05:56 PM (J3UIw)

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