Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]


Rockwell triple.jpg

Triple Self-Portrait
Norman Rockwell 1960

Hey...I love Rockwell. So sue me.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:00 AM




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1 Can we please leave all the zampolit bullshit down below? I am absolutely not in the mood for all of this today.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 09:58 AM (9krrF)

2 Y'know what, I'm not going to get the corgis, let the rabit twits stay down there, see if I care...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 09:59 AM (9krrF)

3 Rabid. Rabid twits. Or rabid rabbits. Hell if I know.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 09:59 AM (9krrF)

4 "Zampolit"? Ca veux dire quoi? Was heisst denn das? Che te dice zampolit?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (1xUj/)

5 Also, I'm kinda fond of Rockwell too, nice choice!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (9krrF)

6 How could anyone not like Rockwell? Yeah, it was kinda cheesy but it was still great.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (V40IZ)

7 Rockwell is a much better artist than he's given credit for. He could tell a story in an image, and so was against the grain of much of Modern Art.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (r1fLd)

8 His work was kinda cheesy I mean, not necessarily this particular piece.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 02, 2016 10:01 AM (V40IZ)

9 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:02 AM (oqhrS)

10 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 02, 2016 10:02 AM (V40IZ)

11 To his credit, Rockwell insisted on calling himself an illustrator rather than an artist.

Unfortunately on that basis I discounted for years the artistic vision of N.C. Wyeth who likewise styled himself an illustrator.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:02 AM (1xUj/)

12 6 How could anyone not like Rockwell?

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (V40IZ)


Because he liked to paint normal life, and we hates it. Hates it!

Also, he was secretly gay.

Posted by: progressives at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (fJPEO)

13

limme Paint a Selfie!!!

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (zOTsN)

14 How could anyone not like Rockwell? Yeah, it was kinda cheesy but it was still great.



A much simpler time. Back when men were men and used the Fvcking men's restroom. Only.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (oqhrS)

15 Is he going to paint the glasses in later?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (tf9Ne)

16 Dammit, I was enjoying it, why did you have to call them up...

/sobs uncontrollably

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (9krrF)

17 It's funny that people have to apologize for admiring Rockwell's work. I can't think of any other artist that engenders such a response. It says something - not sure what, but it's something.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (7HtZB)

18 my goodness its as black as night outside and its fixing to pour

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (zOTsN)

19 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?"

Er, "Yes"?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (C9pBZ)

20 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?



Walks on Dicks with Golf Shoes Thursday!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (oqhrS)

21 How'd he paint the back of his head?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (3hIZX)

22 and used the Fvcking men's restroom. Only.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (oqhrS)

I'm a man, and I would very much prefer to not use the Fucking Men's restroom, thanks.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (KUaJL)

23 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?

It may be a me shoot everyone in the kneecap kind of day at this rate.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (9krrF)

24 10 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 02, 2016 10:02 AM (V40IZ


I'm holding out for 'molesting little boys' day.

Posted by: harry reid at June 02, 2016 10:05 AM (fJPEO)

25
Let not thy Wiffe with Men converse, lest they a hoare become.

Posted by: Prefident David French

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 02, 2016 10:05 AM (kdS6q)

26 So we're all supposed to call the car a JAG-u-err now?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 10:05 AM (b0FQi)

27 Remember when the Left tried to prove Rockwell was a pedo?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 02, 2016 10:06 AM (3hIZX)

28 Walks on Dicks with Golf Shoes Thursday!



Not nearly as much fun since they banned metal spikes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:06 AM (1xUj/)

29 Per WZ, in a move that surprised no one, the dingleberry running Venezuela has endorsed "Our Revolutionary Friend" Bernie.

Posted by: Country Singer at June 02, 2016 10:06 AM (uiwCw)

30 I went to an exhibit last year of his illustrations for a printing of a "Huckleberry Finn" edition. A friend of Rockwell's paperboy was filling in for him while he was on vacation and Rockwell asked the kid if he'd like to pose for his "Huck" paintings...for pay. The kid agreed, but really hated posing, however he was able to buy a new bike w/his pay. Pretty big deal for a 12yo in the 50s.

Posted by: BignJames at June 02, 2016 10:06 AM (j7iSn)

31 He's drawing the pipe that goes up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 02, 2016 10:06 AM (IqV8l)

32 I like how Norm is wearing glasses, but he's not painting himself with them.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:07 AM (fJPEO)

33
Meanwhile, over at poly-amory advocacy sexblog The Federalist:

The GOP Convention Should Give Trump An Anti-Trump Veep
By Eli Steinberg

Donald Trumps running mate shouldnt try to make Trumps agenda palatable for conservatives. Instead, he ought to spend his time undermining Trump.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 02, 2016 10:07 AM (kdS6q)

34 Why is the rag bucket smoking?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (tf9Ne)

35 30 I went to an exhibit last year of his illustrations for a printing of a "Huckleberry Finn" edition. A friend of Rockwell's paperboy was filling in for him while he was on vacation and Rockwell asked the kid if he'd like to pose for his "Huck" paintings...

Excuse me. I gotta buy some paint & stuff.

Posted by: Harry Reid at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (7HtZB)

36 More on Obama nicknames (carried over from earlier threads): A Crock o' Drama

hah!

Here's a list:

http://brainshavings.com/obama-nicknames/

Posted by: m at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (/7Lfc)

37 And what's the deal with that Roman army helmet sitting on top of his easel?

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (fJPEO)

38 16 Dammit, I was enjoying it, why did you have to call them up...

/sobs uncontrollably
Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:03 AM (9krrF)

---

*pats shoulder consolingly*

It'll be alright...

I hope this cheers you up:

Chicks with guns

http://tinyurl.com/hml8mer

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (rlfds)

39 No need to apologize. Rockwell was a genius.

Hating on Norman Rockwell is a classic mark of an insecure pseudo-intellectual.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (XLZh6)

40
So we're all supposed to call the car a JAG-u-err now?

JET Jag-u-wahhh

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 02, 2016 10:09 AM (IqV8l)

41 I do always love that picture. It is so amusing.

Posted by: chemjeff at June 02, 2016 10:09 AM (uAvJJ)

42 Whew, glad this thread showed up, the last one made my feelz all icky.

Grammie Winger, I'm sorry to hear about your dress issues. But as (to the best of my knowledge) the latest "wedding placeholder" of the horde let me assure you that every eye and every thought from both the groom and gallery will be seeing your happiness more than anything.

Posted by: Shep at June 02, 2016 10:09 AM (aQQbl)

43 Zampolit was the commie political officer attached to EVERYTHING in the Red Army and Navy and the Soviet sphere of influence. Just like the trolls on the internet so yeah, good moniker, whoever launched it.

It's not a troll it's a zampolit.

Posted by: 80's music fan at June 02, 2016 10:09 AM (dGbOW)

44 37 And what's the deal with that Roman army helmet sitting on top of his easel?
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (fJPEO)

He was a big USC fan?

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:10 AM (7HtZB)

45 34 Why is the rag bucket smoking?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (tf9Ne)


Maybe he emptied his pipe?

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:10 AM (fJPEO)

46
Meanwhile, over at poly-amory advocacy sexblog The Federalist:

The GOP Convention Should Give Trump An Anti-Trump Veep
By Eli Steinberg
---------------------

Well, that would solve The Federalist's problem. Be totally shitty for everyone else, but The Federalist would have their butt-cream.

Posted by: iforgot at June 02, 2016 10:10 AM (pC96u)

47 I love Roclwell too. Great artist.

But speaking of corgis...my dog just fart-raped everyone around the table this morning.
Inconsiderate bitch.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 02, 2016 10:10 AM (r65B3)

48 UCLA shooter was of Indian (dot) persuasion, from Hong Kong, and a Hillary supporter.

he was part of the professors research team and killed him over code he felt was stolen from him


very very strange

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:11 AM (zOTsN)

49 Why I'm a Trump trumpeter:

Donald Trump, lashing back at Barack Obama after the president waded forcefully into the presidential campaign, on Wednesday said Obama "doesn't have a clue" and threatened to turn his attacks on him in retaliation.

"This is a president who doesn't have a clue, Trump told supporters in Sacramento. "If he campaigns, that means I'm allowed to hit him, just like I hit Bill Clinton."

Trump's remarks followed an appearance by Obama in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday, where the president warned against the Republican Party's economic policies and said the GOP was misleading Americans on the condition of the economy.

Rallying supporters at a hangar at Sacramento International Jet Center, Trump said foreign leaders view Obama as a "total lightweight," and he said Obama should not involve himself in the campaign.

He shouldn't campaign," Trump said. "He should go out and do the job that he's supposed to be doing."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:11 AM (Nwg0u)

50 I think the zampolit was the guy who shot you if you tried to return to your foxhole.

Posted by: 80's music fan at June 02, 2016 10:11 AM (dGbOW)

51 Off stupid moldy sock

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:12 AM (aQQbl)

52 I had Rockwell's 'The Problem We All Live With' hung in the WH. I'm black. I plan on taking it with me if/when I leave the WH. No one will stop me.

Posted by: POTUS at June 02, 2016 10:12 AM (gwG9s)

53 I wasnt aware the GOP got to pick the veep

I thought the candidate did

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:12 AM (zOTsN)

54 Why I'm a Trump trumpeter:


*points at downstairs thread without reading past this line*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:12 AM (1xUj/)

55
Hating on Norman Rockwell is a classic mark of an insecure pseudo-intellectual.
Posted by: Ex-liberal at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (XLZh6)
---------------------

Dismissing him as an illustrator rather than an artist is a classic mark of someone who knows the difference.

Posted by: iforgot at June 02, 2016 10:13 AM (pC96u)

56 '
I think the Federalist is still in the "bargaining" stage of grief

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:13 AM (zOTsN)

57 The smoking rag bucket concerns me...

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:13 AM (aQQbl)

58 Classic painting that shows Rockwell' s great sense of humor.

Posted by: @votermom at June 02, 2016 10:13 AM (7lVbc)

59 How could anyone not like Rockwell?

-
Which bathroom did he use?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:13 AM (Nwg0u)

60 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:11 AM (Nwg0u)

Can't we wait an hour or so before taking laxatives? We just came from a thread where everyone's shitting on the floor. No need to accelerate the process here too.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 10:14 AM (KUaJL)

61 Norman Rockwell is a second rate pop artist, for the hoi polloi. He ain't no Durer, Rembrandt or Van Gogh that's for sure.

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson at June 02, 2016 10:15 AM (rb1tm)

62 Rockwell's paintings were unambiguous and left nothing for the critics to say except complain about not being needed.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (MQEz6)

63

so they knew the id of the shooter since early yesterday


why did they conceal it for so long/ are they unable to reach his family?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (zOTsN)

64 Bit io a narcissist that Rockwell,eh?

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (B48dK)

65 The nominee does pick the VP, right after the party decides who that is going to be.
Well, it "has always been that way in the past", you wanna bet that changes this year too?

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (aQQbl)

66 All you fucking fuckers who can't let it go just because someone won't support their (cause, candidate, depravity, fill in the goddamn blank) sufficiently full-throated for your self-esteem, kindly go fuck off into an active volcano. I am officially out of patience with this particular bit of fucktardery which has migrated from the open Left to apparently infect folks allegedly Right of center.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (9krrF)

67 @49 love it

Posted by: @votermom at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (7lVbc)

68 I got this feeling
Somebody's watching me

Posted by: Rockwell at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (sl+zA)

69 Here's a link to the Rockwell Museum, where you can buy prints. I think I'll order some, so I can remember the America that once was...


http://www.normanrockwellvt.com/

Posted by: Country Singer at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (uiwCw)

70
37 And what's the deal with that Roman army helmet sitting on top of his easel?
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:08 AM (fJPEO)

Vic loaned it to him.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (MQEz6)

71 52 I had Rockwell's 'The Problem We All Live With' hung in the WH.
Posted by: POTUS at June 02, 2016 10:12 AM (gwG9s)

That could be the title of your biography.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (7HtZB)

72 The GOP Convention Should Give Trump An Anti-Trump Veep

I still think it's going to be Katshit, which should lead to some interesting contortions and rationalizations.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (O7MnT)

73 Norman Rockwell's paintings demonstrate the despair of the patriarchy and the failed attempt to keep persons of alternative gender identity down. You don't even need to look at his so-called pictures to tell this. Let's start by examining his name.

Norman is a thinly veiled attempt at establishing a cultural standard. Notice the similarity of the word 'Norman' with the word 'normal'. They differ by only one letter. This is no accident.

And the last name goes even further.The word 'rock' and the word 'cock' also differ by only one letter. The use of the capital 'R' also adds to the phallic despair of the artist. Picture the capital 'R' as a man standing, faced to the right with his erect penis pointing down. The implicit power of the white male member suppressing women and especially women of color leaps out of the page.

Superimposing the subtly disguised phallic Rock/cock next to the word 'well' what do we see? The well of human femaleness, open, wet, yearning, the fount of all life is left to trail symbolically behind the all-powerful white male.

Norman Rockwell indeed. His name should be Abnorman Penis-pusher! I hate him for not being gay!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, lefty art critic at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)

74

and who shoots somebody over code? what the heck were they working on?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:17 AM (zOTsN)

75 Bit o' a narcissist that Rockwell,eh?

Posted by: steevy


Piker.

Posted by: Pres. SezShit at June 02, 2016 10:18 AM (p2X2f)

76 The bucket is smoldering because he hot-ashed his pipe into it--but forgot that he'd also dumped some turpentine-soaked rags in the bucket, too, rags he'd used to periodically clean his brushes with.

Impact statement? Impending bucket fire. Well played, Mr. Rockwell.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:18 AM (Bdeb0)

77 19 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?"

Er, "Yes"?
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (C9pBZ)

Where's that Kevlar jockstrap I had...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:18 AM (0mRoj)

78 One of the very few decent places in Philly, his museum, that is if it's still there.

Posted by: Porky Pig at June 02, 2016 10:19 AM (suO/a)

79 who shoots somebody over code?
__________________________________


Gamers...

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:19 AM (aQQbl)

80 Is today a circular firing squad day, or everyone punch each other in the dicks kind of day?"

Bring it, bitches! You can't punch what I ain't got!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (O7MnT)

81 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (mvenn)

82 Impact statement? Impending bucket fire. Well played, Mr. Rockwell.


Which is why the self-portrait is incomplete in this photograph. He burned up the studio, lost his eyebrows, and could never listen to Miles Davis again.

Scholars are still pondering the meaning of that last bit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (1xUj/)

83 I think the Singularity is here.

Not joking. It sounds crazy, but I feel like with the election, with the tranny bathroom insanity. With Big Data and all the other madness. These are just side effects of a sea change.

Posted by: Max Power at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (QCc6B)

84 Another good Philly museum is the small Rodin Museum. Nice pieces, nice garden.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (Bdeb0)

85
How could anyone not like Rockwell?
-----------------
The same way people don't like:

- Thomas Kinkade
- Miracle Whip
- Nikki Haley's sad, head-shaking smile
- "Christmas Shoes" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYiM3_EzAi


etc.

Posted by: iforgot at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (pC96u)

86 I want to ask you all to answer something for me, please.

Who are we?

I'm serious. Not being sarcastic in the least.

Last election, most of us were Republicans. Who are we now? The Republican Party isn't what it was. We have the GOPe, which implies that there must still be a traditional(?) GOP. We have the Tea Party. We have conservatives.

Which are we?

I don't know how you all feel about it, but I want nothing to do with being a Republican. It is (at the very least, to me) off putting?

I'm not a Tea Partier. That whole undefined softness isn't appealing to me.

Am I a conservative? Who has even articulated what that is, especially since recent events has shifted any traditional definition it might have had.

I know there are some, many perhaps, 'conservatives' on this blog that I do not identify with at all. On the other hand, there are many I identify with a lot. And varying gradations of that exist I'm sure.

So who are we?

Are we going to vote Republican? Why?

Shouldn't we figure out who we are and what we stand for?

I'm pretty certain that for many years now, I have persisted in identifying as a Republican because I'd always been a Republican.

I know I'm not a Democrat. I hate the Democrat party only slightly more than I hate the Republican party. I know that I feel different now than I did previously about individual Democrats. I don't hate them - individually. In fact, I may even have more in common with some of them than I would have ever have admitted before, not the least of which is they've been fucked by their party at least as much as we have.

Shouldn't we sort of figure out what we stand for?

I seems kind of important to me.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (4ng05)

87 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.


I take umber at that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (1xUj/)

88 Not joking. It sounds crazy, but I feel like with the election, with the tranny bathroom insanity. With Big Data and all the other madness. These are just side effects of a sea change.

Our enemies are not in Moscow, or Beijing, or Tehran. They are in Washington DC, Cambridge, and Berkeley.

That would have seemed like crazy talk at one time; lately, not so much.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (O7MnT)

89 Driver's side windshield wiper died last weekend. Need to get it repaired but can't drive it in the rain to take it anywhere.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (GDulk)

90 Not joking. It sounds crazy, but I feel like with
the election, with the tranny bathroom insanity. With Big Data and all
the other madness. These are just side effects of a sea change.

Posted by: Max Power at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (QCc6B)


I think I saw this on WZ yesterday.....there's now a summer camp for transgender kids. What a brilliant stroke of business genius. All they have to do is change signs on the boys and girls bathrooms to "Boys Who Dress Like Girls", and "Girls Who Dress Like Boys". Everything thing else pretty much stays exactly the same.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (7VPW0)

91 Whoa, dude!

Posted by: M C Escher at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (UzPAd)

92 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.

You paint with too broad a brush.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:24 AM (sl+zA)

93 Question is, was there a smoldering bucket in Rockwell's studio while he was painting the smoldering bucket, or is this one of those Schrodinger's situations where he "saw" the bucket smoldering in his studio, but he couldn't literally "see" the bucket in the painting, so we don't know if it was smoldering...or...not smoldering?

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:24 AM (Bdeb0)

94 It's all party of my fart rape fantasy.

Posted by: Bad Company at June 02, 2016 10:24 AM (gwG9s)

95 78 One of the very few decent places in Philly, his museum, that is if it's still there.
Posted by: Porky Pig at June 02, 2016 10:19 AM (suO/a)

It's in Massachusetts now. But the Rodin Museum is still here.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:24 AM (7HtZB)

96 95 Why do they have a museum for a Japanese movie monster?

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:25 AM (B48dK)

97 Driver's side windshield wiper died last weekend. Need to get it repaired but can't drive it in the rain to take it anywhere.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (GDulk)


And when it's not raining, it doesn't matter if it's working or not. So, basically, you never have to fix it.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:25 AM (7VPW0)

98 87 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.


I take umber at that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (1xUj/)

This offends my sophisticated palette.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:25 AM (0mRoj)

99 Question is, was there a smoldering bucket in Rockwell's studio while he was painting the smoldering bucket, or is this one of those Schrodinger's situations where he "saw" the bucket smoldering in his studio, but he couldn't literally "see" the bucket in the painting, so we don't know if it was smoldering...or...not smoldering?

The smoldering bucket represents the wildfire rage of oppressed people that the white patriarch is indifferent to.

Or something.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (O7MnT)

100 I think I saw this on WZ yesterday.....there's now a summer camp for transgender kids. What a brilliant stroke of business genius. All they have to do is change signs on the boys and girls bathrooms to "Boys Who Dress Like Girls", and "Girls Who Dress Like Boys". Everything thing else pretty much stays exactly the same.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (7VPW0)

____

We have the perfect theme song for the camp!!

Posted by: Blur at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (0LHZx)

101 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (4ng05)

I am a Radical and not a Conservative and not a Republican.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

102 The puns are worse than infighting!

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (B48dK)

103 Ahhh! A real nice palette cleanser.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (mvenn)

104 >>>81 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:20 AM (mvenn)

Go to your room.

; )

Posted by: m at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (/7Lfc)

105 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.

Ladies and gents, a joke that only works here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (9krrF)

106
the tranny bathroom insanity
----------------------

Here's a statement I'm arguing against at another forum:

"Going into a bathroom to use the facilities, no matter a person's outward appearance, harms no one. I don't care if it's a 280 lb guy with mustache and beard in the little girls room at a primary school."

Posted by: iforgot at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (pC96u)

107 One of the very few decent places in Philly, his museum, that is if it's still there.

Actually there is one in Stockbridge, MA.

Posted by: Colin at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (fxoKC)

108
98 87 All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.


I take umber at that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (1xUj/)

This offends my sophisticated palette.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:25 AM (0mRoj)

This nonsense is easely brushed aside.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (MQEz6)

109
Watched a program on a welsh artist, Shani Rhys-James. She paints these really large canvases all red and then a cartoonish depiction of her face in a corner. And people buy her crap. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (iQIUe)

110 "Summer camp for transgender kids"

What, does Edward Eliot Kramer run it?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (D61gk)

111 Shouldn't we sort of figure out what we stand for?

I seems kind of important to me.


I am a Westernist.

If the West can be saved, I will do what it takes.

And if not...you can be damned sure I'll set out to avenge it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (9krrF)

112 Can Trump be his own VP? Does the constitution specifically say it has to be 2 separate people? It would be YUUGE

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (0LHZx)

113 This is a work from Rockwell's Blue Shirt Period.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (sl+zA)

114 Remember, a jagyuwar is just another name for a pyooma that flies like an idiot.

Posted by: Donald Pleasence all done up in leather at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (e8U/R)

115 And when it's not raining, it doesn't matter if it's working or not. So, basically, you never have to fix it.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket


*****

A long time ago in Arkansas...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (mvenn)

116 I am a Radical and not a Conservative and not a Republican.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

OK. But I'm talking more along the lines of a cohesive political block. It seems to me that there should be a box - a different box - that we can see ourselves fitting into.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (4ng05)

117 A lot of people seem to think Rockwell is pretty out there, but I think his promotion of the Austrian school of economics is above reproach.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at June 02, 2016 10:29 AM (BDZWU)

118 >>And people buy her crap.

Thomas Hoving (RIP) poops on this.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:29 AM (Bdeb0)

119 And I'm not talking any more politics or such today, lest I start trying to rip Horde throats out. I'm just not in the state of mind for this today, folks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF)

120 Nice, but we sold a lot more paint to Pollock.

Posted by: Home Depot at June 02, 2016 10:30 AM (sl+zA)

121
116 I am a Radical and not a Conservative and not a Republican.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

OK. But I'm talking more along the lines of a cohesive political block. It seems to me that there should be a box - a different box - that we can see ourselves fitting into.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (4ng05)

We are The FYNQ Party.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:30 AM (MQEz6)

122 114 Remember, a jagyuwar is just another name for a pyooma that flies like an idiot.
Posted by: Donald Pleasence all done up in leather at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM (e8U/R)

I hate when Aztecs break into my hotel room & force me to try on belts!

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:30 AM (7HtZB)

123 Got a Twitter notice that Hillary is now going to show how life would be under Trump....that will certainly swing all the voters her way. ??

Posted by: Colin at June 02, 2016 10:31 AM (fxoKC)

124 I used to think conservatism was defined as favoring reason and fact over emotion and narrative. I'm not so sure anymore.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:31 AM (O7MnT)

125 Shouldn't we sort of figure out what we stand for?

I seems kind of important to me.

I am a Westernist.

If the West can be saved, I will do what it takes.

And if not...you can be damned sure I'll set out to avenge it.
Posted by: Brother Cavil



I am a Constitutionalist. If the Constitution authorizes it, fine.
If not, amend it or GFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (oqhrS)

126 Rockwell put a nice set of "Fuck you" items on the upper right hand corner of the easel.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (MQEz6)

127 66 All you fucking fuckers who can't let it go just because someone won't support their (cause, candidate, depravity, fill in the goddamn blank) sufficiently full-throated for your self-esteem, kindly go fuck off into an active volcano. I am officially out of patience with this particular bit of fucktardery which has migrated from the open Left to apparently infect folks allegedly Right of center.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:16 AM (9krrF)

So is it safe to say you're unhappy?

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (nIGPZ)

128 I liked that show with James Garner- The Rockwell Files

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (mvenn)

129 >>123
that will certainly swing all the voters her way. ?? Posted by: Colin at June 02, 2016 10:31 AM (fxoKC)

Note to self: Check personal equipment to determine eligibility for "swinging Hillary's way."

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (Bdeb0)

130 Shouldn't we sort of figure out what we stand for?
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:21 AM (4ng05)
____________________________________________


We are as diverse as any other group of misfits and miscreants on the internets.
Personally I know I'm not
1. A Democrat
2. A Libertarian

I also used to identify as a Republican, but often voted from both parties locally. It's in the last 15 or so years I've changed to a "small c conservative"
Free markets, smaller and federally focused government, states rights, much more selective immigration, IRS/EPA/VA reform are but some of the items I would say are then deciding factors for me.
Shit that just divides and inflames and distracts need to be called out.
Abortion is here to stay, as reprehensible as it is.
Gun will not be confiscated in this country, although the future availability of them should be defended.
Illegal Aliens SHOULD be deported if caught but that's not gonna matter if we do not stop the flow of replacements.


These are a few of things I am.. and that's just me, YMMV


Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (aQQbl)

131
Some of Rockwell's work makes me emotional:

The little Italian girl with the GI jacket saying grace in the ruins.

The mother and boy in a crowded cafe saying grace.

The little black girl escorted by yuge US Marshals to school.

The dad, dog, and son waiting for the train to take him off to college.

Yes, I'm a sap!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (iQIUe)

132 And I'm not talking any more politics or such today, lest I start trying to rip Horde throats out. I'm just not in the state of mind for this today, folks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF)


????

I must have missed something when I was working.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 02, 2016 10:33 AM (hLRSq)

133
124 I used to think conservatism was defined as favoring reason and fact over emotion and narrative. I'm not so sure anymore.
Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:31 AM (O7MnT)

Emotion is also a worthy thing.

A person can be angry and rational at the same time.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (MQEz6)

134
All art supplies can be considered a type of easel.


ISWYDT

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (BK3ZS)

135 Here's a statement I'm arguing against at another forum:

"Going into a bathroom to use the facilities, no matter a person's outward appearance, harms no one. I don't care if it's a 280 lb guy with mustache and beard in the little girls room at a primary school."
Posted by: iforgot at June 02, 2016 10:27 AM (pC96u)


Ask them if they have little girls. If the answer is no, tell them to GFT, as the have no "standing" to argue that particular line.

Skin in the game, baby or GFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (oqhrS)

136 I'm thinking about becoming a children's author. I've got several possible titles already picked out:

Don't Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer
Don't Lock Kitty in the Tool Box
Don't Drink the Mouth Wash
Dog Food Isn't Like Cereal, So Don't Pour Milk In It
I Thought I Told You Not To Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer

I'm sure I'll have several more potential titles by the end of summer.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (7VPW0)

137 On closer inspection, I don't think that's a Roman helmet on top of the easel. I think it's a Napoleonic Cuirassier helmet. Which still doesn't explain why it's there.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (7HtZB)

138 Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 02, 2016 10:32 AM (nIGPZ)

I sympathise with the desire for *one* politics-free thread a day. And then I don't know where else Mr. Maca Bean would have put his existential, but political, question so I guess I'm indecisive.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:35 AM (GDulk)

139 I used to think conservatism was defined as favoring reason and fact over emotion and narrative. I'm not so sure anymore.
Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:31 AM (O7MnT)

You are not alone, and that seems to me to be something that needs to be defined - not necessarily just conservatism, but a political identity.

I believe the the GOP is finished as a party. If I'm right, what comes next?

Where will any of us fit in.

You can't go home.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:35 AM (4ng05)

140 Looks like Maniac Sarkar was a secular Bengali (fan of Bill Maher!), who was miffed about his prof being a cheat.

So, not *east* Asian, like I'd suspected, but also not jihad.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 02, 2016 10:35 AM (D61gk)

141 I like the Rockwell that has the hirsute, rotund, sweating Italian guy yelling up the fire-escape stairs outside the decrepit tenement building at the two startled, tow-headed kids on the landing two stories up who are smoking a cigarette (joint?) and assembling a pressure-cooker bomb. I think it's called "The Last Super."

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:36 AM (Bdeb0)

142 >>I sympathise with the desire for *one* politics-free thread a day. And then I don't know where else Mr. Maca Bean would have put his existential, but political, question so I guess I'm indecisive.

I don't get this. I've been reading this blog for over a decade and one of the underlying themes has always been politics. Why should things change now because a few people don't like it?

If you don't like political threads don't read them.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

143 I recognize a Van Gogh self-portrait there at the mid-right side of the canvas. Are those others self-portraits by other artists?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:37 AM (mvenn)

144 On the Rockwell Museum site there are prints available of the Four Freedoms. Where are we today with those.

Freedom of speech? Sure, as long as you say the right things. If not, you will lose your job, be subjected to social exusion, and be the target of hate campaigns.

Freedom from want? Despite all the hot air from Obozo and the rest of the Donks about how they love the middle class, the middle class has been targeted and serves only as a source of funds to redistribute to corporate welfare and individual welfare recipients.

Freedom from fear? Riots are common place, the government sides with the criminals, our porous borders allow all sorts of diseased violent criminals and religious and other radicals, terrorist attacks are becoming more common, and the IRS, EPA and other agencies run amuck.

Freedom of religion? Not if it conflicts with the revealed wisdom of progressive thought. YOU WILL BAKE THOSE WEDDING PIZZAS OR THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:38 AM (Nwg0u)

145 On closer inspection, I don't think that's a Roman helmet on top of the easel. I think it's a Napoleonic Cuirassier helmet. Which still doesn't explain why it's there.


It's there, I think, for the same reason that other artist's self-portraits are there.

It's Rockwell, the simple illustrator in his self-portrait, saying "oh yes, I can also do all of that".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:38 AM (1xUj/)

146 I recognize a Van Gogh self-portrait there at the mid-right side of the canvas. Are those others self-portraits by other artists?

I can see one by Weird Al Yankovic

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:38 AM (sl+zA)

147
From his positioning of himself and his equipment, this is a North American Rockwell.

Were he South American, things would be arranged in mirror image fashion.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 10:38 AM (BK3ZS)

148
When did it become okay to tell women and little girls that they have no right to privacy? There is limited privacy in restrooms. That is why they are segregated.

#DonkWarOnWomen

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:39 AM (iQIUe)

149 Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

The point being, *this* isn't supposed to be a political thread. I *do* take the opportunity of many political threads to do chores or otherwise not read.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:39 AM (GDulk)

150 If you don't like political threads don't read them.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:37 AM (/tuJf)


yup, or get thicker skin.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (zp+j1)

151 *blinks*

Rockwell, probably the IRS is watching you

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (4P9Xl)

152 I don't get this. I've been reading this blog for over a decade and one of the underlying themes has always been politics. Why should things change now because a few people don't like it?

If you don't like political threads don't read them.


Since they're apparently ALL going to be political threads, I guess I'm out. It was great while it lasted, Horde, but apparently it's going to be Left-style all-is-politics by Royal Who-The-Fuck-Are-You Decree, so I'm out, at least for the day.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (9krrF)

153 From his positioning of himself and his equipment, this is a North American Rockwell.


The tell is the smoke. It's curling in a clockwise direction.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (sl+zA)

154 okie-doke

Posted by: Colin at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (fxoKC)

155 The point being, *this* isn't supposed to be a political thread. I *do* take the opportunity of many political threads to do chores or otherwise not read.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:39 AM (GDulk)


Actually it is considered and "Open Thread" so anything goes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 10:41 AM (zp+j1)

156
I'm thinking about becoming a children's author. I've got several possible titles already picked out:

Don't Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer
Don't Lock Kitty in the Tool Box
Don't Drink the Mouth Wash
Dog Food Isn't Like Cereal, So Don't Pour Milk In It
I Thought I Told You Not To Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer

I'm sure I'll have several more potential titles by the end of summer.



Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (7VPW0)

Don't Stick A Nail In The Electrical Outlet

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 10:41 AM (JO9+V)

157 How'd he paint the back of his head?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 02, 2016 10:04 AM (3hIZX)


He stood on a chair.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (wKcQA)

158 Which of you in the Horde made these colouring books?

http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/mindless-violence/

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (4P9Xl)

159 So the PGA tells Trump they're moving an event to Mexico. Reminds me the NFL has scheduled a regular season game this fall in Mexico City. I can only imagine the sermonizing we'll get from the sports media world about the importance of open borders during that one.

Posted by: brak at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (MJuTN)

160 Every thread usually has guns,boobs,politics,longbows,movies and comic books.

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (B48dK)

161 143 I recognize a Van Gogh self-portrait there at the mid-right side of the canvas. Are those others self-portraits by other artists?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:37 AM (mvenn)

One's van Gogh, one's Rembrandt, I don't recognize the top portrait (Durer?) or the Cubist one.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

162 The helmet is there for the same reason the postcard of Rembrandt was there--Rockwell thought about the helmet as inspiration for a more grand, legacy-creating portrait not unlike Rembrandt's works, but decided he was suitable enough as a model, thereby further cementing his reputation as a student of his present (not unlike Rembrandt was of his own). Kind of thing.

That's all BS, actually, that I got off the postmodernism generator website.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (Bdeb0)

163 Even the Chess thread,I'm guessing.

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (B48dK)

164 How'd he paint the back of his head?


You could do it in a closed universe but you would need a really powerful telescope.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (sl+zA)

165 I think Rockwell is the greatest American artist of the 20th century, by far. The hell with the art snobs.

By the way, did you know that one of the "Mohammad cartoons" was a parody of this painting? Mohammad drawing himself. I'm at work and can't look for it now.

Posted by: rickl at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (zoehZ)

166 154 okie-doke
Posted by: Colin at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (fxoKC)

Don't okie-doke me, bro.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (4ng05)

167 I've been reading this blog for over a decade and one of the underlying themes has always been politics. Why should things change now because a few people don't like it?

Not to sound like Glenn Beck here, but maybe it's time to give up on politics. I'm not saying "let's never talk about politics ever again" (although experience tells me that that is exactly how what I just said will be construed) but let's admit that politics can't fix what's wrong with our country.

I don't see anyone or any party running today that can fix the deep social and cultural rot this country has. So, I've given up. I'm not just #NeverTrump but #NeverAnybody. I have no faith in the ability of any politician to fix this system.

That said, lively political debate, if nothing else, provides some diversion as we wait for the Burning Times. So, have at it.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (O7MnT)

168 156
I'm thinking about becoming a children's author. I've got several possible titles already picked out:

Don't Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer
Don't Lock Kitty in the Tool Box
Don't Drink the Mouth Wash
Dog Food Isn't Like Cereal, So Don't Pour Milk In It
I Thought I Told You Not To Put Your Little Brother in the Clothes Dryer

I'm sure I'll have several more potential titles by the end of summer.



Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (7VPW0)

Don't Stick A Nail In The Electrical Outlet

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 10:41 AM (JO9+V)

We're Having Another Baby, So We Won't Love You Anymore!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (0mRoj)

169 Actually it is considered and "Open Thread" so anything goes


Well, technically yes.

But the art thread is a traditional refuge from the Trump/NotTrump wars which grow wearisome.


Now, to get back to the painting, I love the way Rockwell integrates cross-strokes with long-strokes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (1xUj/)

170 Haredi rabbi: 5-year-old girls 'shouldn't ride bicycles'

Rabbi of Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahlaot leaves many haredim unimpressed with extreme ruling, claims young girls can 'provoke' men.

See here is the difference between Islam and Jews.
I can tell the Haredi Rebbi to go fuck himself without fear and actually enjoy doing it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (zp+j1)

171 A person can be angry and rational at the same time.

Posted by: eman at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (MQEz6


You got that right, son.

Posted by: the Lord at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (fJPEO)

172 Has anyone here ever heard of Lotte Reineger? I haven't either but Google felt her 117th birthday was far more important to commemorate than our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

From what I read on Wikipedia, Reineger was a German film animator in the early 20th century.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (ZN+P2)

173 >>Every thread usually has guns,boobs,politics,longbows,movies and comic books.


You rang?

Posted by: Michael Bay - here to make mscle-car, hot babe splody fun! at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (NOIQH)

174 Sorry if I polluted the mid-morning open thread with politics.

I sort of thought open thread meant... well... what's the word?

This is embarrassing...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (4ng05)

175 One's van Gogh, one's Rembrandt, I don't recognize the top portrait (Durer?) or the Cubist one.
Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (7HtZB)

It is Durer, and the Cubist self-portrait is by Picasso.
And that's a French fire-fighter helmet.

http://www.nrm.org/MT/text/TripleSelf.html

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

176 okie-doke

I still think obama was gonna say okies, but caught Himself and said okie doke... Meaning Trumps "voters" are a bunch of hicks...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (O2RFr)

177 So here's an interesting story for you. Last night, on local Detroit news, was a story about a black thirty something single mother of four or five(Five kids on the couch with her, something was said about four being hers), who had received $50,000 from a lawsuit settlement her brother or auntie or some relative had won. The money was wired directly into her bank account at Bank of America.(news showed the documents).
Said mom then withdrew $5,000, then a few weeks later $8,000. No problems.
Then she was in a car accident and her car is in the shop(she has a job in Bloomfield Hills, a tony suburb north of Detroit) and she went to the bank to withdraw money to repair it and the bank told her her account was frozen. She cannot withdraw ANY money from it. Her rent is due, her utilities are due and she cannot use any of the money to pay these items. She asked why it was frozen and BOA told her that it was for possible fraud and the money would be released when the fraud investigation was complete. She was pissed.
Went to another branch. Same story.
Of course, her first question to them was if her account was frozen because she is black...(insert eyeroll here).

No, it is because her account is suspected of being involved in fraud or money laundering, etc. This, despite her possessing documents demonstrating that the settlement was wired directly to her account via court order from whomever the suit settlement insurance, etc. paid it.

News reporter said that BOA said that the Patriot Act gives banks the right to freeze accounts if a teller(mind you, a teller) 'feels" that their might be fraud going on. Black lady said that the original teller who said her account was frozen starting asking her what she was using the money for, etc. She told them(rightly) it was none of his/her business.

BOA has told woman it might take a year before her account is unfrozen.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (uMGjt)

178 What's Norman sitting on? Pillow? Hot water bottle? Whoopie cushion? Red dwarf? I'll get to the bottom of it.

Posted by: Brian Williams at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (gwG9s)

179 How'd he paint the back of his head?


*****

My mom used to tell me that she had eyes in the back of her head. Creeped me out a little bit.


Maybe Mr. Rockwell did too.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (mvenn)

180 Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (B48dK)
__________________________


I'd like to point out the absence of any guns or boobs in the chosen artwork for this thread.

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (aQQbl)

181
I am a Westernist.


I go along with this.

Western civilization is superior to any other. Capitalism has done more to bring people and nations out of poverty than any other political institution. Judaism and Christianity are the moral basis of society and have contributed far more to the betterment of mankind than any mewling, puking, leftist insanity.

I stand with the Constitution of the United States.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (X6fMO)

182 Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 10:41 AM (zp+j1)


Have to admit I don't usually look at the actual titles and had just gotten in the habit of thinking of it as the art thread. My mistake. I did enjoy learning about the paintings, but don't have the me to sift through all the contention for its own sake to find the fun stuff any more.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (GDulk)

183 >>Every thread usually has guns,boobs,politics,longbows,movies and comic books.


And a few AT&T Lilly links.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (OxUnq)

184 Yo
So I see its dick punching day at AoS
Good to see nothing changes

.....except for the upcoming Bears Super Bowl of course

Posted by: Navycopjoe at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (u65Ml)

185 Who are we now?

-
I don't know who I am. I no longer feel like an American. I'm a stranger in a strange land. A land of evil, raging lunatics.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (Nwg0u)

186 This UCLA shooter thing is weird

some say he is from MN. Some say he is from Hong Kong.

He went to Stanford, and also studied in India, yet claims to have been studying at UCLA since 2006

he says the professor stole his code and gave it to another student

whole thing is weird

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (zOTsN)

187 You're the Reason Mommy's Always Angry

Daddy Left Because of You, Son

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (0mRoj)

188 180 You can't see it but Rockwell has a snub .38 tucked in his waistband.

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (B48dK)

189
Cartel probably cdnt get to a player unless they went off by themselves. They cd snatch a relative of a player or an official and hold for ransom. The cartels are hurting these days and need to make money.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (iQIUe)

190 >>Well, technically yes.

>>But the art thread is a traditional refuge from the Trump/NotTrump wars which grow wearisome.

Shall we examine how it started in this thread? I believe it falls under the heading of don't start nuthin' won't be nuthin'.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (/tuJf)

191
We're Having Another Baby, And By The Way, You Were Adopted
So We Won't Love You Anymore!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (BK3ZS)

192 That story from yesterday about the Texas high school not allowing the National Honor Society stuff to be worn at graduation, it's been that way for forty years. The students with higher grade averages DO get to wear the added gown bling - so they do allow the honoring of smarts. The National Honor Society is an outside group. So is the Future Farmers of America, and I don't think the FFA would get to wear something over their gown that would signify they had accomplished something done with that outside group. It looks like one pissy student caused the uproar because he really, really wanted everyone to know he was special.

Posted by: Dang at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (/77HP)

193 A person can be angry and rational at the same time.

Anger is wretched master and an unreliable servant.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:47 AM (O7MnT)

194 89 Driver's side windshield wiper died last weekend. Need to get it repaired but can't drive it in the rain to take it anywhere.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:23 AM (GDulk)


Just an observation, since I've been working on my project car and I fancy myself an auto mechanic now...

Wipers run on one motor, with a linkage that moves both wiper arms and keeps them in synchronization. If one wiper is working, that means the motor is ok.

I would look to see if one side of the linkage came off (usually a small metal clip that keeps it in place).

If that isn't it, you might want to discuss this with a real mechanic.

Posted by: jwest at June 02, 2016 10:48 AM (Zs4uk)

195 Those are self portraits by 4 famous artists he has pinned in the corner. Love the Picasso. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:48 AM (iQIUe)

196 >>156

I'm thinking about becoming a children's author. I've got several possible titles already picked out: Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 10:34 AM (7VPW0)
Pat The Bunny With A Skillet

The Little Thermonuclear Engine That Could (Go First Critical With A Cracked Tungsten Shroud And Did)

Mrs. Twiggly's Treehouse Of Shame

Green Eggs And Ham After A Night Of Bourbon And Prostitutes

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)

197 .....except for the upcoming Bears Super Bowl of course

Posted by: Navycopjoe at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (u65Ml)
==========================================

Drinking this early ??

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 10:48 AM (dFi94)

198 I still think obama was gonna say okies, but caught Himself and said okie doke...

****

It sounded to me like he was trying to say "don't listen to a bunch of hocus-pocus..." but misfired and then went full on stuttering brain freeze mode.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:48 AM (mvenn)

199 "Why didn't somebody tell me my ass was so big?"

President Skroob
Norman Rockwell

Posted by: db at June 02, 2016 10:49 AM (UWZqM)

200 It sounded to me like he was trying to say "don't listen to a bunch of hocus-pocus..." but misfired and then went full on stuttering brain freeze mode.

That's possible too...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 10:49 AM (O2RFr)

201 I've been reading this blog for over a decade and one of the underlying themes has always been politics. Why should things change now because a few people don't like it?

---

There's a difference between discussing politics and having the exact. same. argument. amongst ourselves that we've been having for.... 8(?) months now. Nobody is going to convince anyone else particular subject after this time. Everybody has already made up their mind.

Without some drastic new piece of evidence, we're not going to get anywhere with it.

So why continue just getting angrier with each other?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 10:49 AM (KUaJL)

202 >>It sounded to me like he was trying to say "don't listen to a bunch of
hocus-pocus..." but misfired and then went full on stuttering brain
freeze mode.


So he got all wee-wee'd up?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 10:49 AM (NOIQH)

203 You're the Reason Mommy's Always Angry

Daddy Left Because of You, Son



I drink so much because you disappoint me so.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (1xUj/)

204 BruceWAW@131

That's my list too. The farmers hands... as his son waits for the college bus; great stuff.

His cartoonish Sat. Eve. Post stuff does nothing for me.

And when he puts a cartoonish face into an otherwise great painting... infuriating. The horseshoe-blacksmith contest is an American classic - but for that one doofus grinning back "at the camera".

Why did he do that?

Posted by: retropox at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (04hbp)

205
Yay! @DarthPutinKGB is back. He had been suspended by twitter for some bs reason.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (iQIUe)

206 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:44 AM (4ng05)

The irony (?) being that your comment was what I specifically pointed out as being philosophical, and thus in keeping with the thread (in my mind), as well as political.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (GDulk)

207 How'd he paint the back of his head?





You could do it in a closed universe but you would need a really powerful telescope.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 02, 2016 10:43 AM (sl+zA)


Perhaps I may be of some assistance?

Posted by: Schroedinger's Cat at June 02, 2016 10:51 AM (JO9+V)

208 197. Drinking this early

It's 1230 somewhere

Posted by: Navycopjoe at June 02, 2016 10:51 AM (3f8gu)

209 Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer in animation, though not what we call traditional animation. She did the paper cut-outs/silhouette type. One of her movies that TCM has run on their Sunday runs of silent movies is The Adventures of Prince Achmed, an Arabian nights type tale of a prince in his quest to rescue the love of his life.

Here from 1953 is The Magic Horse which has narration and vocals. Duration just over ten minutes.

https://youtu.be/myG5Xg0NaQ4

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 10:51 AM (4P9Xl)

210 I always liked Rockwell. One painting could convey a story or set a mood and there was no need for 'experts' to have to interpret the art. The humor in this one is great: the self portraits of Rembrandt and Van Gogh on the easel along with the Roman Centurian helmet and there's plain old Norman on his stool. Just wonderful.

Posted by: JTB at June 02, 2016 10:51 AM (V+03K)

211
Silencer Spring

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 10:51 AM (BK3ZS)

212 Drinking this early ??

As my pappy used to say - it may be daylight but that just means the night is still young.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 02, 2016 10:52 AM (eytER)

213 I don't know who I am. I no longer feel like an American. I'm a stranger in a strange land. A land of evil, raging lunatics.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 10:46 AM (Nwg0u)

I know. It's really pretty strange, I think. And maybe I'm making too big of a deal about this, but for a very long time, political parties were defined fairly well, I think, hence platforms and planks.

We seem to be on auto-pilot. (hyperbole perhaps)

But I'm fairly certain I don't even want to identify as a Republican anymore. Independent is alright, I guess, but it just means that I can flit around where I like, politically.

Times have changed and the way I feel about things has changed as well. I'm just suggesting that it would be kind of interesting to see if there even is a voting block out there that I would fit comfortably into.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:52 AM (4ng05)

214 Politics? On this here Smart Military Blog?

I'm fainting.

Quick, find me some elbows!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 10:52 AM (C9pBZ)

215 One of the under discussed parts of that work is that he also did all the small paintings clipped up as reference works.

So, you know, not only can he paint as Rockwell but also in the classical style and impressionism and neoplasticism.

Because mic drop.

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 02, 2016 10:53 AM (mf5HN)

216 I love how the cubist "portrait" has something tacked over it. Also, he signs the painting in the painting in the picture.

Norman Rockwell reminds me of how things used to be long ago in a galaxy far away. Like, before the 1960s.

Posted by: Lurkette at June 02, 2016 10:53 AM (PLmfk)

217 >>So why continue just getting angrier with each other?

Because it's tradition. We do this every election no matter what anyone says. And we will do it going forward as long as this blog exists no matter how many times people ask "Why are we doing this?".

Seriously, this cycle is no different than any other. It gets heated in the primary, someone wins, the people who supported other candidates have to go through their own process of coming to terms with it while the supporters of the winner tell them to stop whining, get onboard because this time the opposition will end life as we know it and this time we really mean it!

It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

218 How'd he paint the back of his head?



****


Are we sure that is the back of his head and not some stand-in?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 10:54 AM (mvenn)

219 >>215
So, you know, not only can he paint as Rockwell but also in the classical style and impressionism and Wendy O. Williams neoPlasticism.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:54 AM (Bdeb0)

220 So, you know, not only can he paint as Rockwell but also in the classical style and impressionism and neoplasticism.

Because mic drop.



*points at #145 and gloats*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (1xUj/)

221 219 >>215
So, you know, not only can he paint as Rockwell but also in the classical style and impressionism and Wendy O. Williams neoPlasticism.
Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:54 AM (Bdeb0)

Wouldn't that be neoplasmaticism?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (0mRoj)

222 We Changed The Locks And Let Out Your Older Brother's Room When He Went Away To College.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (JO9+V)

223 I'm a stranger in a strange land.
=============================================


I've felt that way for a long time. The past few election cycles have finally weaned me away from the notion that this is a Christian nation, and the idea that somehow Christianity and Americanism are forever intertwined. I have been stripped of any idea that this country is anything but the place where I currently reside. I am not a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent. I am a Christ-follower, and the decisions I make must always pass through that filter. First and always.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (dFi94)

224 Times have changed and the way I feel about things has changed as well. I'm just suggesting that it would be kind of interesting to see if there even is a voting block out there that I would fit comfortably into.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:52 AM (4ng05)

Personally, I've decided that I'm going to call myself a liberal. Because I believe in liberty. The left shouldn't get a monopoly on language. If a person can decide what pronouns people should use to address them by, I should get to decide what political alignment I'm called by, regardless of the popular definition.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (KUaJL)

225 Anybody read any good books lately? I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (fJPEO)

226 okie-doke

I still think obama was gonna say okies, but caught Himself and said okie doke... Meaning Trumps "voters" are a bunch of hicks...

Posted by: donna


If Pres. Phuknut actually knew the term 'Okies,' he would qualify as literate.

So, I'm going with the idea that he was thinking 'jibba-jabba-wolla-wolla-bing-bang DEEEERRRRP!'

Posted by: Pres. SezShit at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (p2X2f)

227 The irony (?) being that your comment was what I specifically pointed out as being philosophical, and thus in keeping with the thread (in my mind), as well as political.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (GDulk)

I didn't mean anything by what I said. I have no intention of fighting over this. This idea of there existing (seemingly) a political identity crisis after the outing of the GOPe, is something that stuck in my mind last night and I thought then, and I think now that this is something that may be important to explore.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (4ng05)

228 214 elbows request by anon a mouse

NSFW, natch

http://neveryetmelted.com/2016/05/24/famous-topless-female-duel-of-1892/

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (gyKtp)

229 192,
Yeah, tried to point that out yesterday to no avail...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (C9pBZ)

230 It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

Yes, it's nice to see that unlike the Libs We don't all march in lockstep....But....... civility is key... You miserable piece of crap!


oops did I say that?



hopefully You know I'm kidding...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (O2RFr)

231
This Is What Infected Looks Like

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (BK3ZS)

232 >>There's a difference between discussing politics and having the exact.
same. argument. among ourselves that we've been having for.... 8(?)
months now.


Reminds me of an industry group I participated in years ago. We were reviewing/updating some guidelines and things broke down over the choice word "should" vs. "shall" (the guidelines weren't binding, just agreed-upon best practices). While it was a valid argument, the Should v. Shall wars went on for years, with every quarterly meeting - despite the published agenda - devolving into the same people making the same arguments for "should" or "shall." I can't even remember how it ended - I may have left that job/company before it ever got resolved. All I know is that most of ended up despising the handful of people who hijacked every meeting with their should/shall obstinate grandstanding.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (NOIQH)

233 As for Google and what they did on Memorial Day, if they and their servers suddenly had a spasm and froze it would not upset me terribly. Google is that sanctimonious pizdi telling everyone else how things should be done whilst doing evil things.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (4P9Xl)

234 217. Things we talk about every post regardless of the topic
...politics
...boobs
...guns
...a shitty sports team
...gingers
...sometimes a "height challenged"

Posted by: Navycopjoe at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (3f8gu)

235 >>I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.

>>Posted by: the Lord at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (fJPEO)

Well if you're short on material I'd say we are pretty well fucked.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

236 The supporters of the winner tell them to stop whining, get onboard because this time the opposition will end life as we know it and this time we really mean it!

Also, if you're not onboard, you're a retarded crybaby who hates America.

Election years suck.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (O7MnT)

237 "We Threw Your Comics, Baseball Cards & Star Wars Figures Away, Son."

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (7HtZB)

238 You're the Reason Mommy Beats You

Your Brother's a Fuckup But We Still Love Him More Than You

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)

239 Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 10:40 AM (9krrF)

You know, you don't have to respond to other commenters who are going off on politics. Instead you can keep your comments non-political.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (hLRSq)

240 He seems a little careless with matches though.

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (aQQbl)

241 Well if you're short on material I'd say we are pretty well fucked.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 10:56 AM (/tuJf)


Yeah, that was probably the most embarrassing sock fail ever.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (fJPEO)

242 I still think obama was gonna say okies, but caught Himself and said okie doke... Meaning Trumps "voters" are a bunch of hicks...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 10:45 AM (O2RFr)




His VFW crack pissed me off, but it's in keeping with the left's hatred of the military.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/ obama-vfw-halls-all- across-america-have- warped-view-of- economy/article/ 2002639

Posted by: Country Singer at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (uiwCw)

243
Anybody read any good books lately?
Posted by: OregonMuse




No! This is an open thread. No talking about books!




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (kdS6q)

244 It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

I went to buy a new .45 because 9mm sucks.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (eytER)

245 >>Wouldn't that be neoplasmaticism? Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (0mRoj)

Yeah, but I was trying to stay as true to the original as possible. Kind of like walking through a national park, observing a small woodland creature, and leaving it there for future generations to see rather than inserting it in my anus as a prize, because small woodland creature.

drops mic (and small woodland creature).

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (Bdeb0)

246 Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)
=========================================


Looking back, I wish I hadn't had kids. (direct quote from mom so not sure if it qualifies as a book title)

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (dFi94)

247 Personally, I've decided that I'm going to call myself a liberal. Because I believe in liberty. The left shouldn't get a monopoly on language.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (KUaJL)
============================

Didn't Jonah write a book on this? I seem to recall one...

Posted by: MTF at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (/m8T6)

248 I said elbows, not dueling sabres...

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (C9pBZ)

249 *points at #145 and gloats*
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (1xUj/)



Fine, fine, you are Better.

You may have *ponders* half a lemon bar.

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (mf5HN)

250 240 He seems a little careless with matches though.
Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (aQQbl)

He was. His studio caught fire once & the smoking rag bin is an allusion to that.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (7HtZB)

251 I don't think Norm ever painted a tranny in hir safe space, did he?

Posted by: Fritz at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (UzPAd)

252 >>Anybody read any good books lately? I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.


Haruki Murakami 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the Worl'.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (OxUnq)

253 It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

I went to buy a new .45 because 9mm sucks.




No argument there.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (oqhrS)

254 Uncle Bob Won't Be Coming Over To Keep Mom Company Anymore While Daddy's Away

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (JO9+V)

255 246 Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)
=========================================


Looking back, I wish I hadn't had kids. (direct quote from mom so not sure if it qualifies as a book title)
Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 10:59 AM (dFi94)

Sounds like your mother was a real peach.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (0mRoj)

256
We Were Going To Send You To College, But Then The Beenie Baby Market Tanked

The Hamburgler's Poor Life Choices

Because The Doggie Can, That's Why!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (BK3ZS)

257 It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

I went to buy a new .45 because 9mm sucks.



Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (eytER)



Oh. Oh. That's mean and devious.

I'm so pissed I didn't think of it.

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (mf5HN)

258 My mom used to say "Better to raise pigs,at least you can eat them"

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (B48dK)

259 It's a blog. It's ok if we argue. That's kinda the point.

--------------

I've always thought the fun of this blog was that we can argue - rather easily.

Posted by: SH at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (gmeXX)

260 '...World'.

Don't know what happened to the 'd'?.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (OxUnq)

261 "Your Uncle Ernie Has Something For You."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (fJPEO)

262 Bandersnatch is living the life of Riley in Alextopia....

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (4P9Xl)

263 Sounds like your mother was a real peach.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (0mRoj)
========================================

She got better. Or maybe just forgetful.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 11:01 AM (dFi94)

264 "How to Have 'The Talk', or, What Those Monkeys Were Doing to Each Other at The Zoo."

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:01 AM (7HtZB)

265 >>Anybody read any good books lately?
Posted by: OregonMuse



Uhhhh...do we have to put on pants now?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:01 AM (NOIQH)

266 225. Im reading the latest Jack Reacher book by Lee Child
I think it's called Make Me
The series I'm thinking is dead, it's turning into the same thing over and over

Posted by: Navycopjoe at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (3f8gu)

267 247,
Yep. You should've read aces review of the movie...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (C9pBZ)

268 "Facts of Life" is also a good Rockwell painting. And has kittehs.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (O7MnT)

269 225 Anybody read any good books lately? I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (fJPEO)

=========
No. But I intend to get a copy and read this book:

The Secret Deaths of CIA Operatives: A Fascinating History of Espionage (2000) by Ted Gup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VoIKw3VIMs

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

270 His VFW crack pissed me off, but it's in keeping with the left's hatred of the military.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/ obama-vfw-halls-all- across-america-have- warped-view-of- economy/article/ 2002639

Posted by: Country Singer at June 02, 2016 10:58 AM (uiwCw)

He's a dick. No doubt.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (4ng05)

271 I Worked My Fingers To The Bone For You So Shut Up You Ungrateful Loaf!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (JO9+V)

272 "I'm Sending You To Harry Reid's Summer Camp For Boys"

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (fJPEO)

273 Here is art for ChemJeff

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/chemistry-heroes-ArtNauka-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:03 AM (4P9Xl)

274 Do You Like Movies With Gladiators In Them?

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 11:03 AM (fJPEO)

275
"Facts of Life" is also a good Rockwell painting.>>>

I thought that was a TV show.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 02, 2016 11:03 AM (tf9Ne)

276 Sounds like your mother was a real peach.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 11:00 AM (0mRoj)
==========================================

Here's another one: "Your sister has such a wonderful job. I always thought that YOU would be the one to succeed."

Thanks mom. Love you too.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 11:03 AM (dFi94)

277
That Pile Of Dirt Ain't Going To Move Itself, College Boy

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:04 AM (BK3ZS)

278 There Is No Way, No Way, That You Sprang From My Loins!

Posted by: Sheriff Buford T. Justice at June 02, 2016 11:04 AM (JO9+V)

279 Anybody read any good books lately?
Posted by: OregonMuse


No, but I read a truly awful one by John Saul. Unwanted. He writes like an emo 6th grade gyrl; in fact I looked him up to see if it was a pen name. No; in fact, he's sold 60 bazillion books and been on top of the NYT bestseller lists.

He must wear a 3 sizes too small pair of pantyhose while writing; it's the only possible explanation.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 02, 2016 11:04 AM (gyKtp)

280 If you want a good book to read, Tides of War is a good lesson in how history repeats itself. It's about the Peloponnesian War. The political atmosphere is much like today .

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (71st6)

281 "A Flower Only Blooms Once, Dear : Advice for Unmarried Women in Their Early 20's"

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (OxUnq)

282 Anybody read any good books lately? I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.


---

I booted my kindle up again for the first time in a while and I'm getting through a list of books that I've been looking to read in a while.

Finished:
American Gods - Neil Gaiman: Very interesting and engrossing. Fantasy I guess? Clearly very well researched, even though I didn't get all the references (but I guess I probably wasn't supposed to).
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson: The writing style is one of a kind. Hilarious, and pretty absurd.

Working through now:
The Stand - Stephen King: It's long. Very long. I picked up the extended addition because I apparently hate myself. Only like 1/5 through the way through it, though it feels like it should be a lot further. I've only just got to the part where civilization has basically broken down. Not quite sure what's supposed to make up the rest 80% of this book.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (KUaJL)

283 Sheriff Buford T. Justice, yeah he should have won some parenting award...

"When we get home, I'm gonna beat your mother."

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (4P9Xl)

284 "Facts of Life" is also a good Rockwell painting. And has kittehs.

Posted by: V the K


And Mrs. Garrett looks so life like.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (p2X2f)

285 116---OK. But I'm talking more along the lines of a cohesive political block. It seems to me that there should be a box - a different box - that we can see ourselves fitting into.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 10:28 AM
----------------------
We are Contras, counter-revolutionaries, as defined by Marx, i.e., those who oppose the Left.
This is not a "cohesive political bloc" --- John Paul II and Ayn Rand were both strong contras but had very different philosophies.

The Left has a great advantage in that it is ideologically unified. Oh, there are some differences as to means and methods. There are some differences between the true believers and the fellow travelers, as well as differences between those two groups and the useful idiots. There are even some conflicts of material interest. But all leftists share the same basic principles.

"Conservatives," true-cons, Constitutionalists, fi-cons, so-cons, old-style liberals, libertarians, monarchists (!), nationalists, reactionaries. Contras.





Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (T/5A0)

286 GnuBreed, the Famous Topless Female Duel of 1892 is fascinating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

287
The Little Engine That Couldn't Decide Which Restroom To Use

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (BK3ZS)

288 garret, start that book with Herrick's "To the virgin make much of time,"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (4P9Xl)

289 Put Mommy's Back Massager Back In The Nighttable Right This Minute

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (JO9+V)

290 >>Anybody read any good books lately?

Funny you should ask. This weekend, we had out of town company and... because we are in the thick of renovating the 100 year old church we live in ... not a lot of time to entertain out of town company. We went to the nearby hippie town (Yellow Springs) and took our guest through, among other things, three or four years book shops.

In one of them, I came across an old Erma Bombeck book. I remembered my mom reading Bombeck when I was a little kid. I didn't know she hailed from around these parts. Anyway, I opened up to a random page and it made me LOL. Girl had some chops. Ended up buying it.

In a different used book store, heard some earnest young thing boast to the clerk that she was about to head off to Mizzou to study journalism. Couldn't help but smirk at that.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (O7MnT)

291 "Facts of Life" is also a good Rockwell painting"


Jo's Penis looks so lifelike in that one!


Posted by: Tootie at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (OxUnq)

292 The runaway bestseller, Why Daddy is Drinking, Again, is available in paperback as Vol 1 and 2.


Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (aQQbl)

293 Pants? Ok, this is just going too damn far. I cannot believe the unamerican idea of forcing sartorial standards here, and will fight you inbred, rude, and hate filled posters for the right to wear shorts. Or jorts.

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 11:06 AM (C9pBZ)

294 I Almost Died Giving Birth to You, and This Is How You Repay Me?

Posted by: Lurkette at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (PLmfk)

295 Thanks mom. Love you too.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 11:03 AM (dFi94)


That's awful. Were you able to forgive her?

Mrs. Muse did not have a good relationship with her mother. I know how hard it can be to obey our Lord's command and forgive those who do us wrong.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (fJPEO)

296 The Secret Deaths of CIA Operatives: A Fascinating History of Espionage (2000) by Ted Gup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VoIKw3VIMs
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

The Book of Honor was very good. I recommend it.

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (7HtZB)

297 OT, Just learned this today. If you are considering a Garand M1 from the CMP, good luck. Their website says all categories are sold out except for the sniper rifles ($3,000) and the .308 caliber Garands. I assume they will get more eventually but don't know when.

Posted by: JTB at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (V+03K)

298 I just read Emma by Jane Austen... I'm on an Austen kick right now

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (O2RFr)

299
Let's Put Back The 'Fun' In 'Dysfunctional'!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:08 AM (BK3ZS)

300 The Little Engine That Couldn't Decide Which Restroom To Use>>>

It better decide quick cause Charlie is coming to explode it.

Posted by: Major Payne at June 02, 2016 11:08 AM (tf9Ne)

301 "A Flower Only Blooms Once, Dear : Advice for Unmarried Women in Their Early 20's"

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (OxUnq)


And the hit followup, "What Are You Saving It For, It Ain't Made Out Of Gold!"

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 11:09 AM (JO9+V)

302 299
Let's Put Back The 'Fun' In 'Dysfunctional'!

Happy LGBT? pride Month!

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 11:09 AM (O2RFr)

303 116---OK. But I'm talking more along the lines of a
cohesive political block.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (T/5A0)

We're about as cohesive as meatloaf without egg, or cracker crumbs.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 02, 2016 11:09 AM (7VPW0)

304 It's a catch 22 to put a group label on conservative thinking people because the main attribute of those people is individualism. It's also it's worst enemy.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 02, 2016 11:09 AM (71st6)

305 Hmm. I'd like to kick Austin right now too...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 02, 2016 11:09 AM (C9pBZ)

306 If It Wasn't For You Everything Would Be Fine

Posted by: Insomniac at June 02, 2016 11:10 AM (0mRoj)

307 283 >> "When we get home, I'm gonna beat your mother."

Er, Anna, the actual quote (from memory) is "When I get home, I'm gonna punch your momma in the mouth."

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 02, 2016 11:10 AM (gyKtp)

308 GnuBreed, it is? Okay. I can't remember when I last saw that movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:11 AM (4P9Xl)

309 Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out And Campaign To Get People Fired Up

Weasel Zippers

Isn't kerry more experienced at "chomping at the bit"?
What a classless POS Fredo is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 11:11 AM (zp+j1)

310 We like to create a drink to honor Harambe. We're calling it the 'Gorilla Shot'. What should it consist of?

Posted by: Japp's Bar in Cincy at June 02, 2016 11:11 AM (gwG9s)

311 I always like the trilogy:
What's In Your Hand?
What's In Your Other Hand?
Where Did You Get Those?

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 11:11 AM (aQQbl)

312

Oh my

Daily Mail


FBI agent claims Hillary triggered Foster's suicide by verbally attacking him in front of white house staff the week before

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 11:12 AM (sp84W)

313 309 Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out And Campaign To Get People Fired Up


Can't wait for more stirring speeches like Yesterdays Eh,eh,eh,eh,eh,eh, marathon...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 11:12 AM (O2RFr)

314 Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out And Campaign To Get People Fired Up


Can't wait for more stirring speeches like Yesterdays Eh,eh,eh,eh,eh,eh, marathon...

---------------

With his success rate at getting others elected, this should be welcomed news.

Posted by: SH at June 02, 2016 11:13 AM (gmeXX)

315 >>Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out of the Closet And Campaign To Get People Fired Up

Posted by: Tootie at June 02, 2016 11:13 AM (OxUnq)

316
#TrigglyPuff's Big, Bigger, No Biggest Adventure

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:13 AM (BK3ZS)

317 President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it.
My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.


????

Yeah I am pretty sure out in the desert the bush's are gender specific. LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 11:13 AM (zp+j1)

318 No, Darling, Those Aren't Mommy's Marbles On That Length Of String

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 02, 2016 11:14 AM (X6fMO)

319 OT, Just learned this today. If you are considering a Garand M1 from the CMP, good luck. Their website says all categories are sold out except for the sniper rifles ($3,000) and the .308 caliber Garands. I assume they will get more eventually but don't know when.

Posted by: JTB


Anything dependent upon government to supply an inventory should fall in the category of "When we fucking feel like it."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 02, 2016 11:14 AM (p2X2f)

320 Just what the country needs, more Gaylord Unplugged, Unscripted, and Unhinged.

A better way to zing than what I did last night would be to imagine Foghorn Leghorn talking about the President, "That boy sure has brains *pause* of watery tapioca that is."

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:14 AM (4P9Xl)

321 Sounds like your mother was a real peach.
Posted by: Insomniac




Mom is a pistol.
I'm a son of a gun.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:15 AM (oqhrS)

322 Gorilla Shot: equal parts Bailey's, Kahlua, and Crown Royal
Shake with Ice, serve.

Posted by: IP at June 02, 2016 11:15 AM (aQQbl)

323 "Conservatives," true-cons, Constitutionalists, fi-cons, so-cons, old-style liberals, libertarians, monarchists (!), nationalists, reactionaries. Contras.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (T/5A0)

Couldn't we find something to unite around? Nobody agrees all the time, but there should be enough that unites us that we could cobble together an identity.

So here's the underlying, for me:

$200 trillion in unfunded liabilities is a lot of proof that our politicians disrespect us. They disrespect our labor, or they wouldn't devalue it.

For years, politicians lying was a whimsical joke. Sure it was based on truth, but vaguely. Lying now is institutionalized. Look at the Psaki story yesterday. That's a minor one.

This is a big ass deal, in my book. Lying is not OK. But now it is so prevalent that nobody knows even if there is any truth to virtually anything.

We are lied to so much that we are not only numb to it, but we expect it and we excuse it.

Hell, I'm rambling, but bottom line, I don't give a shit what happens after the dust settles after the election, I will not go back to being a Republican.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 11:17 AM (4ng05)

324
My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.


Oh, if only Jesus had known that the Golden Rule meant letting Barack and his cadre of perverts freedom, he would have begged the Romans to crucify Him post-haste and bring about this kingdom of God on earth.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 02, 2016 11:17 AM (X6fMO)

325
The Little Polar Bear Who Took Home Olympic Swimming Gold Because All The Arctic Ice Melted

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:17 AM (BK3ZS)

326 310 We like to create a drink to honor Harambe. We're calling it the 'Gorilla Shot'. What should it consist of?
Posted by: Japp's Bar in Cincy



Gorilla Glue Remover.

Since the bitch couldn't hold on to her spawn.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:17 AM (oqhrS)

327 Foghorn Leghorn/Mae West 2016

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 02, 2016 11:17 AM (gyKtp)

328 Why did he do that?
Posted by: retropox at June 02, 2016 10:50 AM (04hbp)

========
Dunno. He's got bios so maybe they cover that in one of them. I always assume those were characters of people he knew.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:18 AM (iQIUe)

329 Daily Mail going in on Hilary: She "triggered" Vince Foster's suicide by tearing him a new ass in a meeting on health care reform.

Posted by: my weekly reader at June 02, 2016 11:19 AM (m/Gc2)

330 You always order a gorilla shot with a Cuervo silver back.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 11:19 AM (1xUj/)

331
My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.


Sure thing, Preznint "I am my brother's keeper".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:19 AM (BK3ZS)

332 Anybody read any good books lately? I'm a bit short of material for the thread this Sunday and I could use a recommendation or two.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM (fJPEO)



The Brotherhood of the Wheel - R. S. Belcher - urban fantasy but no real romance (there's a long married couple expecting a kid that shows *gasp* an actual happily married couple who love each other). It's a take on the Templars going back to the original role of protecting the road. It's very very very obviously a set up for the start of a series but does work as a self contained book. It's a quick, fun read. I like the direct writing style.

I re-read The Rook because supposedly the sequel is finally coming out. Again, urban fantasy which is the lines of Hot Fuzz of being both a send up of the genre and a great example of the genre. Our Heroine is a hoot. I love the idea of an organization to fight supernatural stuff getting caught up in being a bureaucracy.

I'm picking at The Count of Monte Cristo which remains great though I'm cheating and going back and forth to my favorite bits.

I read an interesting short story by Brandon Sanderson called Sixth of the Dusk that I quite liked. You don't have to know anything about any of his other universes to get what's going on in this one.

Book brag time!

I am finishing up my goal of snagging the Clancy books I don't have in hardcover at used bookstores (getting used from Amazon is cheating) and I managed to find a copy of Patriot Games that must be a first run printing because the flyleaf has listed under Other Books By Tom Clancy: The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. That's it. That was very odd to see now. Got it for $4.

I'm down to needing The Hunt for Red October and collection is down. That I may have to break down and get from Amazon but where's the fun in that?


Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 02, 2016 11:19 AM (mf5HN)

333 So the UCLA shooter was described as a "white male about six feet tall". They've curiously been delaying the release of his name. But they just did.

"Mainak Sarkar". He doesn't look like a "white male" to me...

http://tinyurl.com/jdg2kq3

Posted by: Marcus T at June 02, 2016 11:20 AM (O0lVq)

334 "Conservatives," true-cons, Constitutionalists, fi-cons, so-cons, old-style liberals, libertarians, monarchists (!), nationalists, reactionaries. Contras.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 02, 2016 11:05 AM (T/5A0)

Couldn't we find something to unite around? Nobody agrees all the time, but there should be enough that unites us that we could cobble together an identity.

----------------

I keep thinking that defunding PP at the federal level was that opportunity. A small (but very symbolic) thing for all of us to unite around, but the GOP Congress could not.

Posted by: SH at June 02, 2016 11:20 AM (gmeXX)

335
Saw Mr. Coyote this morning -- twice! But it is garbage day, so of course he would be out and about. He's either grown or he is a different one. Certainly not the one outside my window scratching himself and yawning last week.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:20 AM (iQIUe)

336 Anybody read any good books lately?

-
Keeping It Real: Tips For Maintaining Your Mental Health by Glenn Beck

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 11:20 AM (Nwg0u)

337 Keeping It Real: Tips For Maintaining Your Mental Health by Glenn Beck


So fiction then...

Posted by: donna at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (O2RFr)

338 >>I read an interesting short story by Brandon Sanderson called Sixth of the Dusk that I quite liked. You don't have to know anything about any of his other universes to get what's going on in this one.


I am going to go nuts if Book 3 of The Stormlight Archive doesn't come out, soon.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (OxUnq)

339
"Mainak Sarkar". He doesn't look like a "white male" to me...


White Bengali

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (BK3ZS)

340 >>Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out And Campaign To Get People Fired Up

Of course, because the only thing Obama likes to do is campaign.
However, he may not be pleased with the way Trump responds - he's not like the GOP in DC.

Also, isn't this 'punching below your weight'?
Such a petty, small man Obama is.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (NOIQH)

341 Use The Honey To Get The Nice JellyStone Bear To Lick Your Hand

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (JO9+V)

342 I'm down to needing The Hunt for Red October and collection is down. That I may have to break down and get from Amazon but where's the fun in that?

-------------

I think I am missing Hunt and RSR

Posted by: SH at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (gmeXX)

343 >>Couldn't we find something to unite around?

Parfait. Everybody loves parfait!

Posted by: JackStraw at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (/tuJf)

344 /deep breath

OK. My apologies, Horde, I'm being an ass today.

I've been in an escalating foul mood for several months for reasons far too numerous and tedious to account here. Suffice to say today I took it out on y'all when I shouldn't have.

I'll be here but lurking. Carry on, and again, apologies.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (9krrF)

345 We're calling it the 'Gorilla Shot'. What should it consist of?


*****

You should serve your Gorillas in a Sierra Mist.

Or Grrrrr-ape soda.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (mvenn)

346 I guess I should zealously guard from AlextheChick my copy of The Hunt for Red October, Naval Institute Press, 1984 then.


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (4P9Xl)

347 Overcoming Derp: A-a-a-a-a-a-a-an Okie Doke Odyssey

By Brack O'barmer

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (p2X2f)

348 >>>Anybody read any good books lately?<<<

There's Always the Trailer Park --Bill and Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Fritz at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (UzPAd)

349 Parfait is for Fags.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (OxUnq)

350
Keeping It Real: Tips For Maintaining Your Mental Health by Cheeto-Faced Doofus Glenn Beck

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (BK3ZS)

351 Foghorn Leghorn/Mae West 2016

-
Because we haven't got enough big mouth idiots.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (Nwg0u)

352 President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it.
My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.


????

So the Golden Rule involved golden showers? Pee onto other s as you would have them pee on you?

Posted by: josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (7HtZB)

353 331
My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.

Sure thing, Preznint "I am my brother's keeper".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 02, 2016 11:19 AM (BK3ZS)

He kinda missed the point of that whole thing. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Cain at June 02, 2016 11:23 AM (0mRoj)

354 Sarkar?

Sark?

Tron?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:24 AM (4P9Xl)

355 OT, Just learned this today. If you are considering a Garand M1 from the CMP, good luck. Their website says all categories are sold out except for the sniper rifles ($3,000) and the .308 caliber Garands. I assume they will get more eventually but don't know when.

Sadly, the time to get a gem of a Garand from CMP passed some time ago. When they dried up, I was getting barrelled receivers from them and building them up, but even that supply is gone.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 02, 2016 11:24 AM (eytER)

356 You and me both, garrett. Stormlight Archives is shaping up to be a fantastic series.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 02, 2016 11:24 AM (K27gs)

357 "So who are we? Are we going to vote Republican?"

I'm not. I think there's been a coup. We're going to have a left-totalitarian state. The GOP is 100% complicit in this.

Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 02, 2016 11:24 AM (ZEzaq)

358 Nood dicks in the ladiesroom

Posted by: steevy at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (B48dK)

359 Report: Obama Chomping At The Bit To Get Out And Campaign To Get People Fired Up

Of course, because the only thing Obama likes to do is campaign.
However, he may not be pleased with the way Trump responds - he's not like the GOP in DC.

Also, isn't this 'punching below your weight'?
Such a petty, small man Obama is.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (NOIQH)

Chomping... Stuttering, chomping. No quite the same thing, but Ok.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (4ng05)

360 >>Stormlight Archives is shaping up to be a fantastic series.


By far, his best work to date. Too bad I will die before he finishes it.

Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (OxUnq)

361
I've been in an escalating foul mood for several months for reasons far too numerous and tedious to account here. Suffice to say today I took it out on y'all when I shouldn't have.


BC, if you want to shoot me an e-mail and vent, please do. I can sympathize with foul moods.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (X6fMO)

362 Sadly, the time to get a gem of a Garand from CMP passed some time ago.


No worries. South Korea has 50,000 of them that they want to send back to us.

Wait. Wut?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (1xUj/)

363 So. AP just mysteriously took an arrow to the knee before being set on fire.

How could that have possibly happened? It's a mystery for the ages.

I am going to go nuts if Book 3 of The Stormlight Archive doesn't come out, soon.
Posted by: garrett at June 02, 2016 11:21 AM (OxUnq)


*noms parfait*


I think he said it's going to be next year due to the length of it and the nit picking continuity stuff.

Everyone who is shocked my favorites are Wit and Jasnah, raise your hands.

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 02, 2016 11:25 AM (mf5HN)

364 Or as Ace states, "six foot white male shooter" that the media pushed is, get this, not a "white male" or "six foot"..

Posted by: Marcus T at June 02, 2016 11:26 AM (O0lVq)

365 That's awful. Were you able to forgive her?

Mrs.
Muse did not have a good relationship with her mother. I know how hard
it can be to obey our Lord's command and forgive those who do us wrong.


Posted by: OregonMuse at June 02, 2016 11:07 AM (fJPEO)
==============================================

I did, and I call her everyday. I go visit her down in Illinois every couple of weeks or so. We get along fine. However, I have dis-engaged from my father and have not seen him in over ten years. He was and is physically violent, and a touch insane. Only by the grace of God and some wonderful mentors did I come out of that situation semi-intact. For the most part. When I'm not drinking.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 11:26 AM (dFi94)

366 223 The past few election cycles have finally weaned me away from the notion that this is a Christian nation, and the idea that somehow Christianity and Americanism are forever intertwined.
Posted by: grammie winger at June 02, 2016 10:55 AM
--------------------------------
Fifteen hundred years ago, Christians of the Middle East would never have believed that the heartland of the Faith would one day be Western Europe. It was a mostly pagan backwater compared to the urbanized, heavily populated, and wealthy lands of Byzantium.

Nor would they have believed that the Faith would almost disappear from the Levant, from Egypt, and from Asia Minor.

Today, on any given Sunday, there are more people attending Mass in the Philippines than in all of Europe. And there are more Koreans attending Protestant services than in all the lands of Luther and Calvin.

The West cannot and will not survive without Christianity ---but Christianity will survive without the West.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 02, 2016 11:26 AM (T/5A0)

367
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of White House staff one week before his death, FBI agents claim

http://goo.gl/ZuyjuD

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:26 AM (iQIUe)

368 We like to create a drink to honor Harambe.

Anything with a head on it. Then drop a .308 through the head.

* I denounce myself *

Posted by: db at June 02, 2016 11:27 AM (UWZqM)

369 No worries. South Korea has 50,000 of them that they want to send back to us.

Wait. Wut?


I thought the issue there is that we loaned the rifles to them and they want to sell them back to us. Seems like they're double dipping.

My memory on it is hazy though.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 02, 2016 11:27 AM (eytER)

370 I recently started the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I finished Wizard's First Rule last week and I'm 1/3 of the way through the sequel Stone of Tears. Apparently Goodkind is really into Ayn Rand.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at June 02, 2016 11:27 AM (BDZWU)

371 ow ow ow ow!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:27 AM (4P9Xl)

372 So the PGA tells Trump they're moving an event to
Mexico. Reminds me the NFL has scheduled a regular season game this fall
in Mexico City. I can only imagine the sermonizing we'll get from the
sports media world about the importance of open borders during that one. Posted by: brak at June 02, 2016 10:42 AM (MJuTN)
=====

In all fairness to the PGA, perhaps they were trying to avoid political issues and advertising for a particular candidate using a 'branded' event. Maybe if there was a Clinton Doral course, they could have separate (but equal) events and avoid FEC problems.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 02, 2016 11:28 AM (MIKMs)

373 >>My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty
high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town
hall in Elkhart, Indiana.


Since this is one of only two bible passages Obama ever mentions (and he sure likes to cite this and the "brother's keeper" misinterpretation), I wonder if he could tell us where in the bible this is mentioned?


Also, did Obama not *just* dismiss religion as being a poor choice for morals in his Hiroshima speech? He dismissed religions as simply promising a path to peace and a reason to kill, and then told use we need a "moral revolution."

I know, expecting consistency and honesty is stupid, I am just so tired of him getting away with such blatant, sleazy contradictions and hiding behind his "faith."


Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:29 AM (NOIQH)

374 President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it.



His faith. Nailed it.
Women are chattel property. To do with as one sees fit.
Now, which religion believes that again?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:29 AM (oqhrS)

375 The West cannot and will not survive without Christianity ---but Christianity will survive without the West.

True. The epicenter of Christendom may migrate to Seoul or Salt Lake City and the Vatican will become a mosque.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 11:30 AM (O7MnT)

376 In re political labels...

I am a Constitutional Centrist - the Constitution is at the core of our nation and of the ideal of Americanism.

I do not perceive any party to the right of the Constitution; that is, a party that is more devoted to securing liberties than is the Constitution.

I do not believe there can be any such party, due to the 10th Amendment.

Therefore, all current political parties are left of center to varying degrees; likewise, all are betraying their oaths to support the Constitution to varying degrees.

When I was younger, I used to have a Manichean world view - Republicans good, Democrats bad.

I thought President Bush (W) had some misfires, but genuinely loved America and supported our Constitutional order. The seeds of my current POV were planted watching the New York Times give aid and succor to our enemies with impunity; and to see the vicious rearguard actions fought by Clinton holdovers at Justice, State, and the CIA.

Since 2008, I am no longer so sanguine. It is now clear to me that we have a government at all levels that is at war with the very people it is supposed to serve.

And yet each government employee lives among us - a friend, a neighbor, even a family member.

How did we get to such a point, that people, apparently absent any understanding of our founding documents and the wishes therein expressed by our founding fathers, go to work for Leviathan each day, oblivious to the damage they do to the country and their families with each overreaching ukase implemented?

Do they think the tiger will eat them last?

Do they think they can go somewhere else when America is destroyed?

Do they believe lawlessness and anarchy will bring in a new order, with them on top?

Are they acting out of ignorance, malice, or both?

...to be continued...

/rant off

Posted by: slash buzz at June 02, 2016 11:30 AM (YseGW)

377 Also, did Obama not *just* dismiss religion as being a poor choice for morals in his Hiroshima speech? He dismissed religions as simply promising a path to peace and a reason to kill, and then told use we need a "moral revolution."



Don't start none, won't be none is a damn fine path to peace.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:31 AM (oqhrS)

378 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:27 AM (4P9Xl)

You okay?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 02, 2016 11:31 AM (GDulk)

379 PGA doesn't have a FCC problem. Nonesense

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 11:31 AM (zOTsN)

380 Pollywogette, I'm fine in spite of taking an arrow to the knee and being set afire by the Empress...

Never mention to her that you own a book she is hunting. Really.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:32 AM (4P9Xl)

381 In all fairness to the PGA, perhaps they were trying to avoid political issues and advertising for a particular candidate using a 'branded' event. Maybe if there was a Clinton Doral course, they could have separate (but equal) events and avoid FEC problems.



So they moved it to the Sinoloa Doral Course?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 02, 2016 11:32 AM (oqhrS)

382 True. The epicenter of Christendom may migrate to Seoul or Salt Lake City and the Vatican will become a mosque.

What's also interesting is that if you work out the demographics (calculating the fertility decline of Japanese against the fertility rates of Mormons) Japan becomes majority Mormon in about AD2300.

Posted by: V the K at June 02, 2016 11:33 AM (O7MnT)

383 >>Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:29 AM (NOIQH)
<<

It all part of the act. He has no shame as to what he used for deception because he ultimately believes it's inconsequential. Jeremiah 13:23


Posted by: Marcus T at June 02, 2016 11:33 AM (O0lVq)

384 >>367

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's
counsel Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of
White House staff

Coffee is for closers.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 11:35 AM (Bdeb0)

385 True. The epicenter of Christendom may migrate to Seoul or Salt Lake City and the Vatican will become a mosque.

Africa. The Church has been very strong in Africa of late. There was strong speculation Benedict's successor would be African (which would have been preferable to what we got).

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 11:35 AM (9krrF)

386 >>385 and the Vatican will become a mosque.

Insh'allah.

Posted by: General Zod at June 02, 2016 11:37 AM (Bdeb0)

387 >>It all part of the act. He has no shame as to what he used for deception
because he ultimately believes it's inconsequential. Jeremiah 13:23

Yep.

It's just amazing that no one calls him on this. They just nod sagely as one week he tells us to move beyond religion in a post atom bomb world, and then nod sagely again as he tells us scripture informed his bathroom/locker room policy.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 02, 2016 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

388 Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 11:22 AM (9krrF)

No problem.

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389 And yes, I'm not even good at lurking :/

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 02, 2016 11:38 AM (9krrF)

390 Lamar Odom buys sexual enhancement pills at California gas station before enjoying a night out with mystery woman...

===========
This guy never learns. Why doesnt he at least get an Rx for the real thing? Maybe, his doc wont prescribe it bc he has high B/P?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:40 AM (iQIUe)

391 What's not to love? He was a great technical artist, and was able to embody real thumbnails of American life in his work. That's why so many years after his death, his work still appears everywhere...

Posted by: macleod at June 02, 2016 11:41 AM (Qf5bp)

392 President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it.
-----------

Ah yes. He is a member of The First Church of the Future.

Their Saints are persecuted child molesters and bathroom-deprived transvestites.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:44 AM (9mTYi)

393

Oh, I have that adorable Rockwell (print) The Gossips in my house. Love it. So much fun to follow the faces and path of the gossip.

(and a Van Gogh print...)

Nice choice, CBD.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 02, 2016 11:45 AM (qCMvj)

394 By the way the shooter at UCLA was .....Drum Role....

ISLAMIC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 11:45 AM (zp+j1)

395 Everipedia notes that his hatred of Klug, that Sarkar is Muslim from India

Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 02, 2016 11:46 AM (zp+j1)

396 "This nonsense is easely brushed aside."

A stroke of genius, that.

Posted by: Cap City Daydrunk at June 02, 2016 11:47 AM (O50yS)

397 362 ... "Sadly, the time to get a gem of a Garand from CMP passed some time ago.


No worries. South Korea has 50,000 of them that they want to send back to us.

Wait. Wut?"

Bandersnatch, Last I heard TFG administration is blocking their importation or plans to. The reason is obvious: everyone knows the Garand is the firearm of choice for committing crimes.

/Ultimate snark

Posted by: JTB at June 02, 2016 11:56 AM (V+03K)

398 Bandersnatch, Last I heard TFG administration is blocking their importation or plans to.


Yeah, that was my joke. Or attempt.

The administration is indeed blocking it, I forget the technicality they're relying on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 02, 2016 12:02 PM (1xUj/)

399 I posted this totally irrelevant thing in the wrong place, so now I'm going to post this totally irrelevant thing here: ;^)


I'm helping this church transition to a new pastor after conflict, and we have to read and discuss a training manual not entirely relevant because it's not a normal transition. I'm an interim.

So you're supposed to have a reception for your new pastor, which will be no problem for them (They already had experience with the new guy being there and preaching several times and they like him. That's great! ), but I'm thinking of some of the little churches I served. One couldn't do a reception because we had to get in the car and I had to drive 15 minutes to the next church. I understand they couldn't do anything. A woman at the second church said, "We normally have coffee hour the second Sunday of the month. " (This was the first Sunday of the month

So no reception-nothing. We stopped at the truck stop and got a cup of coffee on the hour drive home.

Now it just makes me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 02, 2016 12:05 PM (rmw+9)

400 My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief, he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana.

Yes, because the Golden Rule says do unto others as you would have done unto you.

I'm hoping if I ever become mentally ill, that my family will obtain the best treatment possible for me, instead of indulging in my illness and allowing me to do mentally ill things such as jump off a bridge because I identify as an eagle.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 02, 2016 12:06 PM (uMGjt)

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