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Spring In Town
Grant Wood

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:20 AM




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1 That's some good Wood.

Posted by: yeah, I went there at April 27, 2016 10:18 AM (H9MG5)

2 Coulda been first, but I read the content.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 27, 2016 10:18 AM (kTF2Z)

3 And there were giants in those days.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 27, 2016 10:19 AM (evdj2)

4 Perspective. How does it work?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 27, 2016 10:20 AM (u82oZ)

5 Must be in New England. Saltboxes abound.

Posted by: mrp at April 27, 2016 10:20 AM (JBggj)

6 I see the gardener is making his kid get a switch from the tree.

Posted by: Adrian Peterson at April 27, 2016 10:21 AM (H9MG5)

7 Boys in da hood gotta be legit
Don't quote me, boy, I ain't said sh!t

Posted by: Bigby's Banjo Plucking Fingers at April 27, 2016 10:21 AM (3ZtZW)

8 Isn't Grant Wood the one who did that iconic painting of the farmer with a pitchfork and his wife?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 10:22 AM (vvmPQ)

9 Why is he planting wheat around his swimming pool?

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:22 AM (iLoHX)

10 Can't be Spring. The trees are all leafed out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 10:23 AM (vvmPQ)

11 Dude looks like he planted a garden around his pool.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 27, 2016 10:23 AM (LA7Cm)

12 >>>Isn't Grant Wood the one who did that iconic painting of the farmer with a pitchfork and his wife?


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 10:22 AM (vvmPQ)<<<

American Gothic... yes. Yes, I am.

Posted by: mid-morning Wood at April 27, 2016 10:23 AM (H9MG5)

13 Perspective. How does it work?

he.....he made me...do things. I didn't want to do them. And now look at me.......

Posted by: Perspective at April 27, 2016 10:24 AM (326rv)

14 There's nothing there to grant me wood, just sayin'.

Of course when the police dig up all the bodies under that garden in 5-6 years, the whole block will finally know how his produce grew so big and tasty.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 27, 2016 10:24 AM (9krrF)

15
The church tower is an excellent sniper position, if somewhat obvious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2016 10:25 AM (40k54)

16 **kicking dead plants into bottomless pit**

THIS! IS! SPRINGTIME!

Posted by: King Leonidas at April 27, 2016 10:25 AM (H9MG5)

17 Ghey.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:26 AM (e8ge6)

18 8 Vic We Have No Party

The woman was his sister.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 27, 2016 10:27 AM (u82oZ)

19 For some reason, this painting reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch. Maybe it's the stylization.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2016 10:27 AM (X6fMO)

20 Alternate title: "Marijuana Laws Repealed"

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (e8ge6)

21 I'm betting every person in that painting voted for self interest and to keep the government out of their business. A contemporary Wood painting subject would be people lying around watching TV and smoking meth.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (LISuA)

22
I don't like the light in that image. It's got a Terry Gilliam Brazil sort of claustrophobic tint.

Posted by: iforgot at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (pC96u)

23 Dig baby dig! The U.S. must be energy independent! Frack on!

Posted by: Sarah Palin at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (gwG9s)

24
The woman was his sister.


And the house in back of them was the local whorehouse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (X6fMO)

25 Nice swimming pool. Could use some more chlorine though.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (4ng05)

26
Morning wood!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (BK3ZS)

27
For some reason, this painting reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch. Maybe it's the stylization.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2016 10:27 AM (X6fMO)







Funny how old Hieronymus was known for his paintings, but really made his fortune in the cordless drill business.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (40k54)

28 16 **kicking dead plants into bottomless pit**

THIS! IS! SPRINGTIME!
Posted by: King Leonidas at April 27, 2016 10:25 AM (H9MG5)

[Golf clap] It reminds me of this morale patch that I'm going to get one of these days depicting one internationally approved stick figure kicking another into a whole with the legend "Caution: This Is Sparta"

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (iLoHX)

29 Digging to Chi-Na

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (zOTsN)

30 Quiet, folks. The farmer is showing us the traditional methods for the yearly harvest of visqueen.

His wife, in the background, is showing how it is turned into plastic table-cloths.

Posted by: Kindtot at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (g2Jbb)

31 19 For some reason, this painting reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch. Maybe it's the stylization.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 27, 2016 10:27 AM (X6fMO)


If this were Bosch, there'd be some guy in the background with a head like a crazed canary and another guy over on the other side with an arrow sticking out of his butt.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (e8ge6)

32 The Huff Po has a piece about why guns for self defense should be outlawed. The writer makes the claim that by killing an attacker we are denying him his right to a trial so self defense use of guns should be outlawed so all criminals can receive a fair trial.

The idiot didn't say anything about what would happen to my rights when an attacked killed me.

Being that stupid should be painful, possibly then the person would make an effort to correct the problem.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2016 10:30 AM (iONHu)

33 Hole. That's what I get for typing while sick.

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:30 AM (iLoHX)

34 Alternate title: "Marijuana Laws Repealed"
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:28 AM (e8ge6)


So Los Zeta's are reducing the market competition?

Posted by: Kindtot at April 27, 2016 10:31 AM (g2Jbb)

35 Fudge pack it in with the "cuck" thing. Makes me think you're a Nazi

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2016 10:31 AM (zOTsN)

36 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2016 10:30 AM (iONHu)

That argument works just as well (which means not at all) with disarming policemen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 27, 2016 10:31 AM (Zu3d9)

37 We went on a field trip to the local museum when I was in high school and walking through the rooms I saw that Grant Wood painting, the famous one with the fields, and thought oh nice I recognize that one. Nice to see they got a copy of it. Turns out it's the original. It's not that big either.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 27, 2016 10:31 AM (4ErVI)

38 I'm sure that's not the impression you were hoping to make

Posted by: ThunderB at April 27, 2016 10:31 AM (zOTsN)

39
The writer makes the claim that by killing an attacker we are denying him his right to a trial

So his subscription to Cap'n Obvious' Quarterly isn't going unread?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:32 AM (BK3ZS)

40 Reader suggestions today on my blog
Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 10:32 AM (nbrY/)

41 Boy, I feel a big comment coming on, but being pressed for space, or forcing a wall of text on y'all....it's hard being succinct.

Shortest version: Higher Ed is royally screwed up. Having extended the privilege of admittance to the truly unworthy, and then NOT enforcing the rules of proper behavior has taught this generation that bad behavior has its benefits, which far outweigh the consequences.

When I acted up as a youngster, it was not "an opportunity to have a conversation about..." unless you call a foot in your ass a conversation.

If bad behavior, whether it be vandalism, protesting, assaulting, or generally pitching a fit like a two year old, gets an administrator to come and "negotiate" or have a conversation of any sort, that is a win for bad behavior.

And so it will continue, and get worse. They call that education these days.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2016 10:32 AM (kKHcp)

42
I shall rename this painting:

"The Hole We Had to Dig To Bury Ted Cruz's Presidential Aspirations"

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:34 AM (8XRCm)

43 Paris terrorist muzzie has the brains of an ashtray says his lawyer.


http://tinyurl.com/z6dv22l

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 10:35 AM (vvmPQ)

44 The idiot didn't say anything about what would happen to my rights when an attacked killed me.

Being that stupid should be painful, possibly then the person would make an effort to correct the problem.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2016 10:30 AM (iONHu)


I expect the writer has some pious mouthing about "our responsibility is to the living"

Odin was pinned to a tree to achieve wisdom. Doubt that would work in this case.

Posted by: Kindtot at April 27, 2016 10:35 AM (g2Jbb)

45
I don't like that sky -- twister's a comin', I'm tellin' ya...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:35 AM (BK3ZS)

46
I don't like that sky -- twister's a comin', I'm tellin' ya...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:35 AM (BK3ZS)







Please, no flying monkeys though.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 27, 2016 10:36 AM (40k54)

47 Mayor DiBlabbio, noted friend of Don Hillary, is also in scorching hot water with the prosecutors.

This'll be fun to watch.

https://tinyurl.com/gpzgefl

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 10:36 AM (LISuA)

48 Must be in New England. Saltboxes abound.
Posted by: mrp at April 27, 2016 10:20 AM

Iowa, actually. Porches for summer shade.

New England saltbox houses are a very practical design, with a tall South wall and a short North wall, for winter winds, and a big central fireplace.

Posted by: Ti at April 27, 2016 10:37 AM (QX0Xt)

49 Odin was pinned to a tree to achieve wisdom. Doubt that would work in this case.

Also, sacrificed an eye.

I say just take the eye and nail him to the tree on general principles.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 27, 2016 10:38 AM (9krrF)

50
Guy coulda put a baseball field there, but no, he just had to plant rutabagas.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:38 AM (BK3ZS)

51 I grant wood

Posted by: Viagra at April 27, 2016 10:38 AM (DH7Uw)

52 The sidebar comment about The Resurgent's assurances:


If I could draw a cartoon it would be the traditional Ahab in the whaleboat versus Moby Dick, and Ahab would be the GOP establishment and Trump would be Moby Dick (with that hair!) and one of the sailors is saying "Maybe we should try a Plan B..."

It gives the right amount of futility, obsession, and natural force.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Pox Vobiscum - Get Your Literate Latinate Curses from the Outrage Outlet! at April 27, 2016 10:38 AM (hLRSq)

53 Reminds me of why I like living in a small town.
Guy must have given up the shirt on his back to help out a neighbor.

Posted by: ALH at April 27, 2016 10:38 AM (uLuPn)

54 In springtime the men of Innsmouth always plant dungweed around the sacrificial pits.

Posted by: The Esoteric Order Tour Guide at April 27, 2016 10:39 AM (CUk0C)

55 Almost time for the lottery...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 27, 2016 10:39 AM (bzd8I)

56 The Huff Po has a piece about why guns for self defense should be outlawed. The writer makes the claim that by killing an attacker we are denying him his right to a trial so self defense use of guns should be outlawed so all criminals can receive a fair trial.

No prob. Start with every celebrity and VIP. Make them give up their armed security details. Until then, fuck off.

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 27, 2016 10:40 AM (326rv)

57 Next up on Tiny House, Big World :

Digging the Leech Field

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:40 AM (Bbsg+)

58
Leach Field...

A leech field would be.... horrific.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:41 AM (8XRCm)

59 When you have a Hellmouth in your yard, the only thing you can do is feature it with nice edging and shrubbery.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 27, 2016 10:41 AM (evdj2)

60 Only a mysoginistic white male would co-opt blackness (or is it hispanic-ness) by digging that field himself.

Posted by: ajmojo at April 27, 2016 10:42 AM (1H9ox)

61 No prob. Start with every celebrity and VIP. Make them give up their armed security details. Until then, fuck off.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 27, 2016 10:40 AM (326rv)

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Wanna bet the guard at the checkin desk at HuffPo Corporate Headquaters is..armed??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:42 AM (8XRCm)

62
#!?{}*!! Septic Tank Failed Again! was the rehected title for this work.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:42 AM (BK3ZS)

63 Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

Discuss.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (aW5/6)

64 Leitch Field

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (Bbsg+)

65
rejected.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (BK3ZS)

66 Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

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New Swiss mocha flavor of Count Chocula coming out??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (8XRCm)

67 Last night, the men's group at our church met at a restaurant. Three of us had just arrived, it was early, we had just ordered drinks when I look over at the guy on my right, who has his head thrown back, mouth hanging open.

He was an old guy, a few years older than me, so I figure he's had a hard day and is catching a few Zs

So I laugh and shake him by the shoulder.

Nothing. No movement.

I shake him again, and call his name in a loud voice. He doesn't move, but out of his mouth comes this exhalation of breath that sounds like a strange sort of rattle.

I think, holy shit, that can't be good.

So I announce in a loud voice that I think we've got a medical situation here, we move the table away and get him to the floor, I call 911 and they have us start banging on his chest to get his heart going.

One of the waiters is a trained EMT, and he teams up with another customer who is a doctor, and I'm talking with the 911 operator while they're trying to get a pulse (weak and thready) and so in a few minutes the EMTs arrive, sirens wailing and lights flashing.

You know that bit in the movie where a guy is not moving or breathing and a med tech puts a defibrillator paddle on his chest, calls out "Clear!" and you see the body jerk convulsively? I got to see that last night up close.

The EMTs were great, they knew exactly what to do, got him to the hospital and I found out from the pastor that they're still trying to figure out what caused the heart attack (for that was what it was), and whether he's going to need surgery or not, but even with all of that, they expect him to have a complete recovery.

And thank God for that.

So, how was YOUR evening?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

68 63 Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

Discuss.
Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (aW5/6)

Totally out or doubling down. Pointless to make a big announcement for any other reason.

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (iLoHX)

69 Yellow wood.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (k4M/B)

70 In springtime the men of Innsmouth always plant dungweed around the sacrificial pits.

===

I once had some gills
Or should I say - they once had me
We looked at the fields - isn't it good?
"Painted by Wood"

Posted by: Bigby's Banjo Plucking Fingers at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (3ZtZW)

71 Lyche Field

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (Bbsg+)

72 Is it time for lunch yet? I've been trying to diet, but every single one of my fat cells is howling at me to fuggedaboudit.

Posted by: ALH at April 27, 2016 10:45 AM (uLuPn)

73 I minored in Creative Spelling.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:45 AM (Bbsg+)

74 Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

Discuss.



Patience.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at April 27, 2016 10:45 AM (evdj2)

75
Discuss.

He will unveil his secret cooperation pact with The Gilmorator to wrap it all up quicker than you can say, "Tim Bits".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:45 AM (BK3ZS)

76 So thank God for that.

So, how was YOUR evening?
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

Holy cow. Thank God you noticed, OM. Glad the guy is recovering.

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:46 AM (iLoHX)

77 Totally out or doubling down. Pointless to make a big announcement for any other reason. Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (iLoHX)
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VP possibilities?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 10:46 AM (MIKMs)

78 "Shortest version: Higher Ed is royally screwed up. Having extended the privilege of admittance to the truly unworthy, and then NOT enforcing the rules of proper behavior has taught this generation that bad behavior has its benefits, which far outweigh the consequences."

Clicking on the sidebar link showing that young whatever-the-hell-it-is shrieking like a wounded moose at Steve Crowder, Milo Y. and Christina Hoff Summers for saying things she disproves of illustrates your point perfectly.

I enjoyed Crowder's put-down of the SJWs (also linked in the sidebar) so much that I watched the entire presentation on YouTube.

Milo Y. had the best comment of the evening, IMO. He gently (gently for Milo) said to the crowd, you're all what, about 20 years old. YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. So have a bit of humility, be willing to admit you don't have all the questions and that you might learn from someone with a different perspective.

Of course the brainless leftists kept shrieking, but maybe the more intelligent and thoughtful kids in the crowd actually learned something.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (u0lmX)

79 Dude, it's Iowa. There have to be at least three roto-tiller shops in that county.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (xq1UY)

80 OM that is CRAZY BONKERS I can't imagine having a dude at a dinner table conk out like that. Good on you for getting the ball rolling on getting help!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

81 You saved his life , OM.

Oregon Muse : Saver of Lives, Destroyer of Threads

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (Bbsg+)

82
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)
Quick thinking and well done!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (BK3ZS)

83
I think Cruz is either going to jump on the Unity Train, or blow the thing off the rails.

Not much in between.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:48 AM (8XRCm)

84 >>The writer makes the claim that by killing an attacker we are denying
him his right to a trial so self defense use of guns should be outlawed
so all criminals can receive a fair trial.


Oh, OK, we need to give criminal unfettered access to our person, our property and then wait for the justice system to sort it all out. Gotcha.
that make perfect sense.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 10:48 AM (NOIQH)

85 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

All of the work was done by others, other than the 911 call, I just kind of sat there in a daze.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:49 AM (e8ge6)

86 Mid-morning, Glories!

Last night's storm broke around us north and south. Twisters near Tulsa, chaos in Coffeyville, a semi lifted up and laid on its side out on the highway to the west, but just a few branches on the ground around here. I'll take it!



Vic: Isn't Grant Wood the one who did that iconic painting of the farmer with a pitchfork and his wife?

The pitchfork identified as a husband?

Posted by: mindful webworker returns to morning threads at April 27, 2016 10:49 AM (macz7)

87 A little manscaping for the ladies, I see. Must be springtime!

Posted by: Fritz at April 27, 2016 10:49 AM (UzPAd)

88 No prob. Start with every celebrity and VIP. Make them give up their armed security details. Until then, fuck off.
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 27, 2016 10:40 AM (326rv)
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I like this proposal, applied to everything.

Make the politicians live with whatever new law is passed in whatever area of civil life for a few years, before applying it more generally.

Hillary and the Progressive scum want a gun free America? Fine, let them be the first ones. Bernie wants new taxes? OK with me. Just let him be the first victim, for five years or so, and see if he still wants it.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 10:49 AM (LISuA)

89 @84 I think that's called "Feeling the Bern."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (xq1UY)

90 Well done Oregon Muse.


Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

91 Digging the Leech Field>>>

Can you use them for both fishing and medicine?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (tf9Ne)

92 Oregon - Had same situation on church patio after service. Older man had heart attack and luckily doctor and Boy Scout Troop leader kept him going until squad showed up. EMTs complimented the Guys. Restuarant or patio is better than behind the wheel or home alone.

Posted by: Brother Can You Spare Some CPR? at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (gwG9s)

93 77 Totally out or doubling down. Pointless to make a big announcement for any other reason. Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (iLoHX)
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VP possibilities?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 10:46 AM (MIKMs)

I think that's subsumed under "doubling down." Maybe that was part of the deal with Kasich.

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (iLoHX)

94 Next time, don't order the Salmon Mousse, OM

Posted by: Bigby's Banjo Plucking Fingers at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (3ZtZW)

95 >>I enjoyed Crowder's put-down of the SJWs (also linked in the sidebar) so
much that I watched the entire presentation on YouTube.


Heh, me, too. I've never seen Milo speak before (just read his posts) and he was excellent. I can see why they don't want others to be exposed to his ideas.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

96 Dude planting corn around his pool?

Reminds me of our row home community Urbanite Farmers with their front yard raised bed vegetable gardens.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM (ptqRm)

97 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Clinic thinks the big winner last night was Presdent Obama. It showed the County still loves him and wishes he would stay Presdent and do something about that stooped Constitution thing written by racist persons of no color over 400 years ago. Also we call on Presdent Obama to arrest Bush now for his crimes against persons of all colors.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM (NuElX)

98 And thank God for that.

So, how was YOUR evening?
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

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Was Fenelon there with you???

Just wondering outloud.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM (8XRCm)

99 Wow- OM.

That's fast thinking on your part, and thankfully so!

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM (LISuA)

100 Digging the Leech Field>>>

Can you use them for both fishing and medicine?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (tf9Ne)


That always was an issue for me about litches and Litchfield. Do you plant them on purpose so they can rise again to wreak your horrible vengeance? Or do you have to find the "natural" ones that you can bend to your will?

Posted by: Kindtot at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM (g2Jbb)

101 OM, I see you live in one of those annoying town where every swingin' dick is a trained EMT. It's like that here. You just about can't die, in public anyway.

Volunteer fire departments, FTW. Franklin's idea of Being A Citizen.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 27, 2016 10:53 AM (xq1UY)

102 Frankly, as much as I enjoy Milo's writing, I also enjoyed old Andrew Sullivan's writing -- and look how he turned out. Good on him for saying things that nobody else (except our own VtheK, et al) will.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 10:53 AM (MIKMs)

103 Oh, OK, we need to give criminal unfettered access to our person, our
property and then wait for the justice system to...


Always ours. Never theirs.

'Social Fairness and Human Equality Studies' majors are unequaled in their failure to relate to real life aka pain.

It's like getting getting a degree in how to be a Sociopath.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:53 AM (Bbsg+)

104 I think that's subsumed under "doubling down." Maybe that was part of the deal with Kasich.
Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (iLoHX)

*****

Interestingly, Trump has an event in Indianapolis at 6 p.m. today. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (B5dMQ)

105
So, how was YOUR evening?
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

Heroes- you are counted among them.

Posted by: Moki at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (ezHMO)

106 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

Wow. Thank goodness he's going to be OK.

And thank God it happened in a public place where there were people around who knew what to do and helped him instead of when he was home alone.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (u0lmX)

107 Restuarant or patio is better than behind the wheel or home alone.

Posted by: Brother Can You Spare Some CPR? at April 27, 2016 10:50 AM (gwG9s)


I was thinking the same thing, that that public space was probably the best place for him to have a heart attack, much better, as you point out, than being home alone.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (e8ge6)

108 That big dark rectangle looks like a swimming pool filled with oil.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (/qeSt)

109 Well done, OM! It's hard to keep a level head in a situation like that.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (NOIQH)

110 I'm so worried about Martha. She's on the run from the KGB. They too her gun so she has no protection. She calls the FBI telling them she wants it to end. Does she want to surrender to them? Is she going to kill herself? They arent going to kill off the lead characters of the series so poor Martha is doomed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 27, 2016 10:55 AM (iQIUe)

111 So, how was YOUR evening?


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)


Thankfully much less dramatic than yours!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Pox Vobiscum - Get Your Literate Latinate Curses from the Outrage Outlet! at April 27, 2016 10:55 AM (hLRSq)

112 Heroes- you are counted among them.
Posted by: Moki at April 27, 2016 10:54 AM (ezHMO)


All the work was done by others while I just sat and watched. Those EMT guys are the real heroes, they really knew their stuff.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:56 AM (e8ge6)

113 Planting Flowers For My Tiny Wife.


Phlox Vobiscum

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 10:57 AM (Bbsg+)

114 So, how was YOUR evening?

Well done, OM! /tips hat and bows

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 27, 2016 10:58 AM (9krrF)

115 I'm sixty miles away from Grant Wood's Stone City. This is exactly what it looked like all around Iowa when I was growing up. Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 10:58 AM (ghfOx)

116 >>All the work was done by others while I just sat and watched. Those EMT guys are the real heroes, they really knew their stuff.

But you got the assistance ASAP - that was a situation where seconds mattered.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 10:58 AM (NOIQH)

117 Good for you, Oregon Muse. I keep aspirin in my purse, just in case.

Posted by: ALH at April 27, 2016 10:58 AM (uLuPn)

118 The Cruz camp teased Fiorina for VP Monday, maybe that's the announcement. We'll have to see how that plays.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 27, 2016 10:59 AM (XcZpa)

119 The Cruz camp teased Fiorina for VP Monday, maybe that's the announcement. We'll have to see how that plays.

Didn't that kinda go splat in Florida?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 27, 2016 11:00 AM (9krrF)

120 Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 10:53 AM (MIKMs)

Sully went off the deep end over the topic of gay marriage. Milo said he does not favor it, and has come down pretty strongly against the gay bullying of straight florists and bakers...which is why he's a "self-loathing gay" - just like Clarence Thomas is an uncle Tom and Sarah Palin is not really a woman in the left's eyes.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 11:00 AM (u0lmX)

121 Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 10:58 AM (ghfOx)

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Whereabouts in Iowa you from.???


**note to the Horde. Not all Iowans know each other.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:00 AM (8XRCm)

122 That's not "some guy." That's TFG and that ain't no arrow either.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 27, 2016 11:00 AM (8/UhD)

123 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

O_O
Wow.
Btw, that was a death rattle - heard it before.

You helped save his life.

Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 11:00 AM (nbrY/)

124 >>>>The Cruz camp teased Fiorina for VP Monday, maybe that's the announcement. We'll have to see how that plays.
.
.
.
.Pretty sure that's going to be it. He still wants to be in it and deny Trump California.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 27, 2016 11:01 AM (iONHu)

125 Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

Discuss.
Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (aW5/6)

- - - -

He will announce Fiorina as his VP pick.

Posted by: Community Organizer at April 27, 2016 11:02 AM (GN7Er)

126 If this were Bosch, there'd be some guy in the background with a head like a crazed canary and another guy over on the other side with an arrow sticking out of his butt.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:29 AM (e8ge6)

That's not "some guy." That's TFG and that ain't no arrow either.



Helps to add context.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 27, 2016 11:02 AM (8/UhD)

127 When we were at the Towson Cruz Rally, we were both left with the conviction that Carly would be his VP choice.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2016 11:03 AM (ptqRm)

128 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

Wow; That was quite some evening!. I'm glad that the waiter/EMT and Dr were able to help the man and the EMTs continued that. I hope that your next men's meeting runs more normally. Prayers for your brother in Christ.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2016 11:03 AM (w4NZ8)

129 And I get a date with barrel. Still not as nasty of a pit as I'm accustomed to.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 27, 2016 11:03 AM (8/UhD)

130 >>If this were Bosch, there'd be some guy in the background with a head
like a crazed canary and another guy over on the other side with an
arrow sticking out of his butt.



And then I could photograph your models!!

Posted by: Robert Mapplethorpe at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (NOIQH)

131 You didn't build all that

Posted by: Prezzie Cluster Fuq at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (gs8be)

132 Unbelievable. Look at this 5 minute video:

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7528

This is taken at the UMass event where Crowder delivered that epic rant. It captures some of what was coming at the speakers from the audience. Watch this ugly fat chick literally throw a temper tantrum, like a 2-year old, screaming incoherently and flailing her arms about. You can't make this stuff up. A better illustration of the campus left would be hard for us to invent.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (e8ge6)

133 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 10:47 AM

Those sidebar stories are just a few of the stories. Ms. Click, BLM, the UW story from the news dump, they all add up.

Sadly the administrators and faculty of most "higher ed" give a wink and a nod to this shit, being secret agitators themselves.
It's detrimental to the 70% of students who want an education, doubly so for the truly talented students who have the most to gain from it.

The Animal House Bluto I identified with as a youth now wishes for a nation of Dean Wermers.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (kKHcp)

134 Potemkin Village?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 11:05 AM (Bbsg+)

135 the work was done by others while I just sat and watched.

_____

I'm sure that the restaurant appreciated the advertising for their healthy menu options

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at April 27, 2016 11:05 AM (dU/fR)

136 How much money does Cruz have left? If his donors back out it will be tough for him to continue unless he has a large stash right now.

Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 11:06 AM (nbrY/)

137 I have been forwarding the hell put of those sidebar campus meltdown stories.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2016 11:07 AM (ptqRm)

138 He's gazing into the Black Pit of Despair.

Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2016 11:07 AM (zoehZ)

139 A Brooklyn Tabernacle Devotional from about a week ago; I really liked it:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jp52cxu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2016 11:08 AM (w4NZ8)

140 OregonMuse: So, how was YOUR evening?

80MPH winds and thunderstorms? Pretty dull evening, compared to yours!

Holy moley, OM. The rattling exhalation was the scariest part to read. Glad you got him going again.

So, how was dessert?

Posted by: mindful webworker has a plan to fail at April 27, 2016 11:08 AM (macz7)

141 Time for coffee.

Clox Vobiscum

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2016 11:09 AM (0cMkb)

142 The yellowish light looks like tornado weather, or so midwesterners tell me. It reminds me too of the lighting in the current "underworld Storybrooke" episodes on "Once Upon a Time."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 27, 2016 11:09 AM (/qeSt)

143 I've always liked Grant Wood...Edward Hopper too...

Posted by: donna at April 27, 2016 11:09 AM (O2RFr)

144 Harvard mumps outbreak up to (at least) 40.

Their heath administrator sounds out of his depth, whining that people are not taking adequate precautions after - get this! - initially not informing students there were cases of mumps on campus. I recall in the late 80's there was a bad flu outbreak and my university was actively quarantining students by setting up services to ensure sick students were kept separate while recovering, ensuring that healthy students weren't exposed. And that was for the *flu*, not something as awful as mumps.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hudkeo7

Posted by: Robert Mapplethorpe at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (NOIQH)

145 The Animal House Bluto I identified with as a youth now wishes for a nation of Dean Wermers.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (kKHcp)

Yep.

But Bluto sure had the right idea when he smashed the guitar belonging to the 70's version of Sensitive Snowflake.

You couldn't show Animal House on campus now. John Belushi is a dead white male with all sorts of microaggressions. The dermologically challenged would feel offended by his depiction of a zit, for instance.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (u0lmX)

146 Wow, that's a terrible painting.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (39g3+)

147 http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7528

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 11:04 AM (e8ge6)


-----

Wow.... I didnt know Chris Farley had a twin sister.

That was.... disturbing.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

148
Paris terrorist muzzie has the brains of an ashtray says his lawyer.


http://tinyurl.com/z6dv22l
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 10:35 AM (vvmPQ)
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He was just following orders.

Posted by: iforgot at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (pC96u)

149 125 Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

Discuss.
Posted by: Brunnhilde at April 27, 2016 10:43 AM (aW5/6)

Cruz-o-rina

Posted by: Wonk with Pigtails at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (0sLvz)

150 So, how was dessert?
Posted by: mindful webworker has a plan to fail at April 27, 2016 11:08 AM (macz7)


Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the show?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (kKHcp)

151 OM, someone had to set the events in motion. That would have been you.

Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (ghfOx)

152 So hey you guys

We got a new dog - a jack Russell bitch about 4yo.

She sucks. Doesn't get the whole go to pee outside thing. I think maybe she was a breeding dog because she's just off.

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (dU/fR)

153 >>You couldn't show Animal House on campus now. John Belushi is a dead white male with all sorts of microaggressions

Hello, he gets all kinds of "rapey" in the end when he tosses the sorority hottie in the car and speeds off. Oh, my, that would give third wave feminists nightmares for a week!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

154 138 He's gazing into the Black Pit of Despair.
Posted by: rickl at April 27, 2016 11:07 AM (zoehZ)

Beats looking up from it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (voOPb)

155 >>So, how was dessert?
Posted by: mindful webworker has a plan to fail

I'm guessing the "Death by Chocolate" offering wasn't a big seller.

Posted by: Aviator at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (c7vUv)

156 Nate Silver has a really interesting chart up today, showing that GOP primary participation was way down in the northeastern primaries on Tuesday, from earlier primaries.

Early races like New Hampshire and Wisconsin had 28-30% of eligible voters turn out. Even more recent races, like Georgia and Virginia had 17-20% of eligible voters turn out.

In Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and New York, it was 6-10%.

Obviously these aren't going to be GOP friendly states in the fall, but it is interesting that Republicans didn't even care enough to turn out and vote.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (LISuA)

157 Painting style reminds me of that mural art that was funded by one of FDR's little brainstorms to help pull the country out of the depression.

Or maybe the style used by the Soviets. Just waking up so brain is trying to clear.

Either way, it is unappealing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (px66F)

158 149 125 Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.

I doubt He is going to pack it in... Probably gonna relay His pick for VP... I like Carly, but I don't see her helping.... I mean people just don't seem to like Her.... I don't think She deserved the Vitriol....

Posted by: donna at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (O2RFr)

159 Well done, OM.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (rlfds)

160 152 So hey you guys

We got a new dog - a jack Russell bitch about 4yo.

She sucks. Doesn't get the whole go to pee outside thing. I think maybe she was a breeding dog because she's just off.
Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (dU/fR)

There's a reason or 14 that someone would give up a 4 year old dog.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2016 11:14 AM (voOPb)

161 Yes, Oregon Muse-You did a good and sensible thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ8)

162 Bruce, I'm right there with you in being very worried about Martha!

Posted by: Beth M at April 27, 2016 11:14 AM (kiy9d)

163 Cruz will stick it out until the convention, why stop now? He knows as well as everyone except maybe Trump that the GOPe will do everything possible to deny Trump the nomination no matter what their stated rules are, which Cruz thinks he can exploit.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (39g3+)

164 Damn, Billy Paul died.

God is getting a helluva concert together...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (rlfds)

165 152 So hey you guys

We got a new dog - a jack Russell bitch about 4yo.

She sucks. Doesn't get the whole go to pee outside thing. I think maybe she was a breeding dog because she's just off.
Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at April 27, 2016 11:11 AM (dU/fR)

Bigby, Jack Russells are willful on a good day but they're smart (usually). For the next couple weeks, grab her and set her outdoors when she goes to squat. I know it's a pain in the ass but she'll get the message, probably.

Posted by: joncelli, A Stout, Nay, Gravitationally Enhanced Fellow at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (iLoHX)

166 Yes, Oregon Muse-You did a good and sensible thing.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ

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**Spock eyebrow**


Fascinating.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (8XRCm)

167 Obviously these aren't going to be GOP friendly states in the fall, but it is interesting that Republicans didn't even care enough to turn out and vote.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (LISuA

Maybe there aren't any/many.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (voOPb)

168 Headstrong small breed like a Jack Russell? May as well pull up all your carpet.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (XiVKO)

169 OMG, Donna, I hardly recognized you without your ampersands. I hope their disappearance is temporary. Even though *I* can't have them, I take consolation in knowing you do.

Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (ghfOx)

170 Cruz announcement this afternoon?

He abandons talking about the Constitution and the rule of law, starts blustering in 4th-grade-level vocabulary, calling his opponents names, reversing his position on issues every other day, and wearing a clown wig. While cussing and waving his hands oddly.

Adopting the winning strategy that appeals to the modern American voter.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at April 27, 2016 11:16 AM (macz7)

171 So who from Indiana is Cruz planning to pick to help bolster his chances of winning the state?

I say this as a Cruz supporter, who knows the writing is on the wall and he is not going to be nominated.

His campaign has made some major boneheaded moves, especially the "Team up with Kasich and don't bother with a couple of states" strategy.

This announcement doesn't exactly fill me with promise.


"I have said from the beginning the most important attribute for any running mate is that he or she should be prepared to step in and fulfill the role as president," Cruz said today in Indianapolis."

So Carly Fiorina, who couldn't scatch enough votes together to stay in the race for more than two months is that person.

I will say, she attacks Hillary well and often, but sometimes comes off with too much shrew attitude.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:16 AM (6YRzC)

172 Sounds like it's time to re-gift a dog.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 27, 2016 11:16 AM (ptqRm)

173 Cruz was speaking to reporters this morning about how the great people of Indiana, with their Midwestern values, are going to set things right, to deny the Evil Donald 1,237, so that the AnoinTED can take the convention on the n! ballot, so that, as the Right Hand of the Almighty, the AnoinTED will smite the Godless Hillary in November and all will be well.

So expect an announcement at 4 pm today that Carly will be his VP.

If the 4 pm presser, isn't Cruz dropping out he'll continue to kill his brand. What happens when you hand with Romney.

As an ex-CEO, can't Carly find a better way to get out of the house. Take up golf. Learn to fly a plane. Fuck the pool boy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2016 11:17 AM (r1fLd)

174 I like the painting, but I still wouldn't go to Iowa.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 27, 2016 11:17 AM (B+Arn)

175 Esp. after last night, Cruz has got to make it look like his campaign is not falling off with the voters and finished.

VP announcement might help and I like Carly a lot.

My guess is that it's both VP and perhaps laying out a way for him to take the nom.

If he's smart, he'll simply say something like- "I'll be a better President than Trump and here's why..."

Then, use that list to compare and contrast not with Trump but with Hillary!-

ie. act like the winner you expect to be.

That means going after Hillary! hard...hard enough to generate news.


Will it work?

I have my doubts. I voted for Cruz but that would be a more difficult choice now.

The GOPe/Soros plan to use Kasich as a drag on both Cruz and Trump appears to be working, if we go to a Contested Convention, I expect the GOPe/Soros connection to win. Probably Kasich.

So, at this point, I'd probably vote Trump to get it over with and deny the GOPe/Soros combine a shot.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2016 11:17 AM (0cMkb)

176 I had a happy thought this morning. I remembered how happy we all were about nine months ago.

Remember how we had a great field of candidates, a deep bench, and Hillary was so loathsome that even the Dems didn't like her?

Carly rocked it. I quite liked Rand. Scott Walker sat on a throne of union skulls with a crown of teacher's cheese. Perry didn't seem to be taking back meds and he'd flown war jets.

Cute little Bobby Jindal was telling the story of the American Dream. So were the Cubans, Rubio and Cruz.

Christie was entertaining in the debates. Carson lent the whole scene a certain somnabulent dignity. The worst thing we had to worry about was Jeb! and that passing sideshow by the reality TV guy.

Good times. Happy times.

*begins drinking*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (1xUj/)

177 Obviously these aren't going to be GOP friendly states in the fall, but it is interesting that Republicans didn't even care enough to turn out and vote.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (LISuA)

I would assume that when people believe the outcome is a given, they are not as inclined to go vote in a pirmary.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (6YRzC)

178 The dude in the picture is wearing those jeans just fine!

Posted by: Cheri at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (oiNtH)

179
M.C. Escher, prior to discovering stairwells...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 27, 2016 11:19 AM (Bi1Tt)

180 Good times. Happy times.

I am depressed... What the hell happened?

Posted by: donna at April 27, 2016 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

181 142 The yellowish light looks like tornado weather, or so midwesterners tell me. It reminds me too of the lighting in the current "underworld Storybrooke" episodes on "Once Upon a Time."


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 27, 2016 11:09 AM (/qeSt)

I've never see the light get quite like that, but it does get weird in a way that is hard to describe.

About 10 years ago, we had 85 degree weather in early March - quite bizarre (and initially very much welcomed in Wisconsin). I remember wearing a summer dress to work that day - but by the time work got out, the sky was looking very ominous indeed. It was still warm and bright outside but pitch black clouds were moving in from the lake and eventually several of them formed twisters. The rain suddenly came down in sheets. One of the twisters touched down a block away from my brother's house, tore up a park and deposited a huge tree on his next door neighbor's lawn - if it had hit his roof, it would have demolished it.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 11:19 AM (u0lmX)

182 Heh Cheri.

Yes he is.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)

183 Geez Oregon Muse that was way too much excitement. Hearing another person's death rattle and a bunch of people going "Oh Hell no!" and fighting for his life.

Wow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:20 AM (px66F)

184 Cruz is mathematically eliminated, he needs to get out. Leave the dbag stuff to Kasich.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 27, 2016 11:21 AM (B+Arn)

185 Sea World caving to the leftist nutjob pressure is a really bad domino. They really will come after you at home with your pets next. There are enough dimwitted folks out there that think animals are morally superior humans that they will object to anything you do with a pet.

For crying out loud, a bunch of retards protested the MILK AISLE at Trader Joe's for killing cows.

http://tinyurl.com/gughkfb

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2016 11:21 AM (39g3+)

186 *Waves to Anna*

Ikr.

BTW, you gave me some ideas...especially the Bubba Ho-tep, lol.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:22 AM (rlfds)

187 Thunderstorm weather in the afternoon, sometimes the light gets a golden sepia is the best way I can describe it. Or a bruised plum gets added to the color palette to help warn.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:22 AM (px66F)

188 Never go full Kasich.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 27, 2016 11:22 AM (Bbsg+)

189 Donna - it's when they sky turns green you have to head for cover.

Posted by: Beth M at April 27, 2016 11:23 AM (kiy9d)

190 For crying out loud, a bunch of retards protested the MILK AISLE at Trader Joe's for killing cows.

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Ummmmm..... its been a while since I grew up on a farm, but we used to not have to kill the cow to get the milk. When did that change??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

191 "The GOPe/Soros plan to use Kasich as a drag on both Cruz and Trump appears to be working, if we go to a Contested Convention,"

There's been this persistent mental tic many have that if it weren't for the other candidates Cruz would be beating Trump. e.g. when Trump was getting 35% - 40% in a crowded field it meant that 60% to 65% hated Trump and would go for Cruz if the other candidates only got out of the way. And Kasich is a Cruz spoiler, because all his votes would go for the AnoinTED. It's less than objective, to be charitable.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 27, 2016 11:24 AM (r1fLd)

192 I had a happy thought this morning. I remembered how happy we all were about nine months ago.



Remember how we had a great field of candidates, a deep bench, and
Hillary was so loathsome that even the Dems didn't like her?



Carly rocked it. I quite liked Rand. Scott Walker sat on a throne
of union skulls with a crown of teacher's cheese. Perry didn't seem to
be taking back meds and he'd flown war jets.



Cute little Bobby Jindal was telling the story of the American Dream. So were the Cubans, Rubio and Cruz.



Christie was entertaining in the debates. Carson lent the whole
scene a certain somnabulent dignity. The worst thing we had to worry
about was Jeb! and that passing sideshow by the reality TV guy.



Good times. Happy times.



*begins drinking*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (1xUj/)
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Thank you. Just had to quote in entirety.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

193 Ummmmm..... its been a while since I grew up on a farm, but we used to not have to kill the cow to get the milk. When did that change??

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:23 AM (8XRCm)



When I invented the Cow Juicer.

You get plenty of milk, but

clean-ups a bitch.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (0cMkb)

194 144 Posted by: Robert Mapplethorpe at April 27, 2016 11:10 AM (NOIQH)
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Thank you for that. I have a child there and the stupid people running the place hadn't notified us.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (LISuA)

195 Saw this morning a detailed description of the unbound delegates in PA and elsewhere in the NE. The discussion was that the unbound delegates , around 50 in total, traditionally have voted for whoever won their county or precinct area.

Trump won every single county in PA last night. If those unbound delegates vote in their tradtional manner, Trump will need less than the 1237 bound delegates to win the nomination.

I also guess Cruz will stay in the race through Indiana. If he doesn't win Indiana, he will get out.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (6YRzC)

196 Posted by: Beth M at April 27, 2016 11:23 AM (kiy9d)

Yup, yup. The sky here turned pea green when I was twenty, just before the tornado roared up the river.

Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (ghfOx)

197 "Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.



Discuss."

Ted will announce that Kasich is dropping out ?

Posted by: runner at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (c6/9Q)

198 190 For crying out loud, a bunch of retards protested the MILK AISLE at Trader Joe's for killing cows.

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Carts. High speed. Some assembly required.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (rlfds)

199 OregonMuse: ...Watch this ugly fat chick literally throw a temper tantrum, like a 2-year old, screaming incoherently and flailing her arms about....

Watch a bunch of such madness:

Feminist Cringe Compilation
http://youtu.be/Y_zfgWRM1q0

c/o BlazingCatFur
http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2016/04/24/wtf-14/

Posted by: mindful webworker - orange sticks OMG! at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (macz7)

200 I'm glad I helped inspire you. Yeah, Ozzie's role written in Prog-Soc argot gets downright funny in skewering it all upon its outraged petard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:25 AM (px66F)

201 Ummmmm..... its been a while since I grew up on a farm, but we used to not have to kill the cow to get the milk. When did that change??

The 2% is less violent than the whole milk.

And no, that is not photoshop. Most of them were at the meat counter, but those moved over to the milk section.

http://www.viciousvegan.com/living-out-loud/

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2016 11:26 AM (39g3+)

202 *begins drinking*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (1xUj/)



Hey! Don't bogart the anti-freeze.

Pass it down.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2016 11:26 AM (0cMkb)

203 I would assume that when people believe the outcome is a given, they are not as inclined to go vote in a pirmary.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (6YRzC)
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Silver agrees that played a role.

Posted by: MTF at April 27, 2016 11:27 AM (LISuA)

204 Yay! A Nephilim thread!

Posted by: That guy who says "Yay! A Nephilim thread!" from time to time at April 27, 2016 11:27 AM (8LWx/)

205 Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 11:15 AM (ghfOx)

Oh, my ampersands are not gone for good.

I keep them at home. In a jar by the door.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 27, 2016 11:27 AM (u0lmX)

206 Heh Anna...it's even better when they're laughing their asses off, not quite getting the joke.

The stupidity...

It really should be painful.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (rlfds)

207 157 Painting style reminds me of that mural art that was funded by one of FDR's little brainstorms to help pull the country out of the depression.

Or maybe the style used by the Soviets. Just waking up so brain is trying to clear.

Either way, it is unappealing.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:13 AM (px66F)


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You're right. It does resemble the soviet "worker" art of the 30's and 40's. And you're also right, it's not appealing.

Posted by: Soona at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (Fmupd)

208 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 10:44 AM (e8ge6)

That man will owe his life to you, OM.

Excellent job you did there. I take it you've had CPR or Emergency Response training at some point?

Or you could just be well read.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (gyKtp)

209 Remember how we had a great field of candidates, a deep bench, and Hillary was so loathsome that even the Dems didn't like her?

Yep, best GOP lineup in my lifetime, great group of strong candidates, hugely destructive to the idiotic left, and now look at what we have. A pathetic squabble over rules and personal attacks. None of the candidates seem to recall they're running to be the one to beat the Democrat or lead. They're just in the mud slapfighting for who wins.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (39g3+)

210
Ah.... look at all the lonely people.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (8XRCm)

211 Oh, my ampersands are not gone for good.

I keep them at home. In a jar by the door.



Who are they for?

Posted by: Father McKenzie at April 27, 2016 11:29 AM (1xUj/)

212 Color photograph from Imperial Russia 1915

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/prokc.21043/

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 27, 2016 11:29 AM (px66F)

213 Ace up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 27, 2016 11:30 AM (vvmPQ)

214 Try and have a heart attack in my AO...a dozen GIs wanting to show off their Combat Life Saver skills will be on you thicker than white on rice.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 27, 2016 11:30 AM (rlfds)

215 Mountains around Asheville now being obscured from a forest fire. Where having one a week now.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 27, 2016 11:30 AM (B+Arn)

216 Now fixerupper is probably going to claim that I spelled McKenzie wrong in my sock.

Posted by: Father McKenzie at April 27, 2016 11:31 AM (1xUj/)

217 Posted by: Father McKenzie at April 27, 2016 11:29 AM (1xUj/)

Thread winner.

Posted by: creeper at April 27, 2016 11:31 AM (ghfOx)

218 Just wanted to mention that of all the R candidates this cycle, past and present, Carly has the most real international business experience. I know we were all riffing on who was best for VP and she was mentioned a lot. She would be an effective stand-in for POTUS at international shindigs and the VP could be used as proxy again for high-profile funerals, etc without worrying that she would totally offend some undersecretary of of the assistant secretary of something.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (MIKMs)

219 Time for coffee.

Clox Vobiscum



Posted by: naturalfake at April 27, 2016 11:09 AM (0cMkb)


I've created a monster and bullets won't stop it.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Pox Vobiscum - Get Your Literate Latinate Curses from the Outrage Outlet! at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (hLRSq)

220 Good morning praying 'rons and 'ettes.

I had a prayer request on the last night's ONT. I will repeat for daywalkers.

My brother--who lives 2,000 miles away--called yesterday to let me know he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. (Treatment is not decided and there hasn't been a clear prognosis.) So please pray for him.

I also need wisdom regarding timing of a trip east to see him. I absolutely have to go. And I want to go sooner, rather than later. But do I drop everything and go like right away? Or do I give a couple of weeks?

Now, apart from convenience, which is not the issue, going as soon as possible strikes me of panic, which might not be best for encouragement and faith. It is, however, best to see him while we can still have good conversations.

Anyhow, prayers appreciated. Back to regular programming.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (hJrjt)

221 I take it you've had CPR or Emergency Response training at some point?
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2016 11:28 AM (gyKtp)


No, no, all of the work was done by others, I just sat and watched.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (e8ge6)

222 Oh, just as an interesting aside. I'm usually out and about on Tuesdays. It's a busy day. But I stayed home yesterday with a sore back. And because I was home I was able to take his call and have a chat.

That was one of those things that made me go hmmm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:34 AM (hJrjt)

223 Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (hJrjt)

Prayers up.
And hugs.

Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 11:35 AM (nbrY/)

224
Back in 1989, a lot of people died when stands collapsed at a soccer game. 27 years later, the UK has an inquest???

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 27, 2016 11:35 AM (iQIUe)

225 202 *begins drinking*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 27, 2016 11:18 AM (1xUj/)

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there mistake is in the stopping

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 27, 2016 11:35 AM (h/uSM)

226 181 . . . About 10 years ago, we had 85 degree weather in early March - quite
bizarre (and initially very much welcomed in Wisconsin). I remember
wearing a summer dress to work that day - but by the time work got out,
the sky was looking very ominous indeed. It was still warm and bright
outside but pitch black clouds were moving in from the lake and
eventually several of them formed twisters. The rain suddenly came down
in sheets. One of the twisters touched down a block away from my
brother's house, tore up a park and deposited a huge tree on his next
door neighbor's lawn - if it had hit his roof, it would have demolished
it.

*
*
Ergh. Much as I hate hurricanes, the bane of our existence in Da Swamp, at least we get several days' warning that one is coming. Tornadoes, not so much.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 27, 2016 11:38 AM (/qeSt)

227 Northernlurker does he have family there (wife / kids) - anyone you might discuss the timing and logistics of your visit?

Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

228 Mizzou Misery: Exclusive Emails Reveal The Brutal Backlash

http://goo.gl/x4EpJH

================
What did they expect? That people were going to throw money at terrorists running around campus, shutting down classes, threatening people?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 27, 2016 11:39 AM (iQIUe)

229 221 >> No, no, all of the work was done by others, I just sat and watched.

Nonsense. You are the one that checked the guy for non-responsiveness. Then you yelled for help. Both were critical.

You set the chain of events into motion. Well done, again.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 27, 2016 11:40 AM (gyKtp)

230 @32-
I've been saying for several years the American Left is pushing to have self defense decreed a violation of civil rights. It doesn't matter what your attacker was doing to you, by killing him, you violated his rights. That's BLM in a nutshell.

Posted by: Commissar M at April 27, 2016 11:41 AM (vcIHi)

231 227 Northernlurker does he have family there (wife / kids) - anyone you might discuss the timing and logistics of your visit?
Posted by: @votermom at April 27, 2016 11:38 AM (nbrY/)

Yes he does.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:41 AM (hJrjt)

232 >>Thank you for that. I have a child there and the stupid people running the place hadn't notified us.


Geez, MTF, that is BAD!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

233 Radio is reporting that Carly gave the Cruz campaign her tax returns. So, sounds like that is 4:00.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 27, 2016 11:42 AM (B5dMQ)

234 >>Mizzou Misery: Exclusive Emails Reveal The Brutal Backlash

Glad this is getting publicity, it lets alumni and parents know that contacting a university to complain and/or announce you will be withholding future donations works.

Also assists other schools in making an informed decision. Feel free to bow to the protesters --- at your own peril!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 27, 2016 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

235 Cruz probably getting endorsement from Pence.

Posted by: blaster at April 27, 2016 11:45 AM (RVjrl)

236 Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:41 AM (hJrjt)

I think Votermom's suggestion is a good one, and I will keep your brother in prayer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 27, 2016 11:51 AM (w4NZ8)

237 >>Ted Cruz announcement at 4 pm today.



>>Discuss.

Which of course is exactly why he did this.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 27, 2016 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

238 Now, apart from convenience, which is not the issue, going as soon as possible strikes me of panic, which might not be best for encouragement and faith. It is, however, best to see him while we can still have good conversations.

Anyhow, prayers appreciated. Back to regular programming.
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 11:32 AM (hJrjt)

Northernlurker, I would go asap. Depending on the type of cancer, etc. his time may be short. If he is to be treated, the treatments will not enable him to be able to enjoy a visit with you. If he is not able to be treated and his time is short, delaying a visit is not what you want to do.
I have experience with this with a family member. I'm just giving this to you straight, so that you can make the best decision for you and for your brother. My family member went from an active, athletic 65 year old and unknown that he had lung cancer to passing away within six weeks from a very aggressive tumor. Don't waste time that you may not have.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:56 AM (6YRzC)

239 Thank you so much for your suggestions and prayers.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 27, 2016 12:01 PM (hJrjt)

240 OK, I was wrong about Hastert. He's now weeping like a little girl and apologizing. I don't know what relevance handjobs from 40 years ago have to do with what he was charged with, what a mess. The real lesson of Hastert's public trial and conviction is never apologize, never deny, never admit. Else they will stop at nothing to destroy you. He will probably have to pay the rest of the $1.8M he "owes" the extortionist, who is probably more interested in the money than in a weepy apology from a senile man.

Posted by: bjk at April 27, 2016 12:05 PM (x2rNW)

241 I have an announcement, too--

Cruz is a liar, and my hands are totally normal.

Posted by: Trump at April 27, 2016 12:40 PM (VAsIq)

242 Posted by: Jen the original at April 27, 2016 11:56 AM (6YRzC)

My experience is similar to yours. John was gone in less than four months from the time they found the pinpoint on a PETscan and the last couple weeks he was intubated and kept in medical coma.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 27, 2016 01:02 PM (GDulk)

243 "they have us start banging on his chest to get his heart going"

No. It's to keep the blood circulating. To keep it moving. Because if the blood stops, brain damage begins. Also if you push so hard you break ribs, that's good! Supposed to push down as hard as you can, one second intervals to mimic the heart, until help arrives. You'll need to do it in shifts because it of how hard you should push. Glad there was a good outcome.

Posted by: bruce at April 27, 2016 05:46 PM (Z2x1G)

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