Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Joan Of Arc
Jules Bastien-Lepage

I always found this painting to be a bit odd, particularly because Joan looks a bit...nuts.

And it reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle. Yes, I am a child. What of it?

Joan of Arc, the medieval teenaged martyr from the province of Lorraine, gained new status as a patriotic symbol after France ceded the territory to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine, depicts the moment when Saints Michael, Margaret, and Catherine appear to Joan in her parents' garden, rousing her to fight against the English invaders in the Hundred Years War. When the painting was exhibited in the Salon of 1880, critics praised the expressiveness of the principal figure, but found the saints' presence at odds with Bastien-Lepage's naturalistic style.

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1 Top o the mornin'!

Posted by: .87c at March 09, 2017 09:24 AM (APdPY)

2 4th! Morning all

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 09:24 AM (2x9LM)

3 That's odd. Because Joan of Arc was a bit nuts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:25 AM (uSlc8)

4 Hearing the Lord speaking to you and directing you to lead the French army is bound to make anyone look nuts especially if you're a teenage girl.
One man's nuts is another man's rapture.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at March 09, 2017 09:26 AM (lZaEn)

5 Why are Jesus and some chick floating around behind her?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:26 AM (uSlc8)

6 It looks odd to me because Joan looks to be photoshopped in. She stands out from everything else rather unnaturally.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:27 AM (mC1ZI)

7 She has the Cray-Cray eyes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:27 AM (J+eG2)

8 Corgis called.

And from the willow end of last thread:

Although I can't believe we're all sitting here talking about alcohol and it's not even 9 am.

Posted by: bluebell

O_O

This is the Horde you're talking to.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState




That and it's 5:30 or 6:30 pm to night shift workers.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:27 AM (4Ru5B)

9 I like this picture because it's so different from how we usually see Joan portrayed.

I will grant that she does look a little crazy about the eyes.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (sBOL1)

10 Joan lookin' a bit too old.

Posted by: Max Power at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (QCc6B)

11 I love the story of Joan of Arc, though.

Especially the movie (you knew this was coming) The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Made in the first decades of movies and still one of the best movies ever made.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (mC1ZI)

12 What's with the floating head over the roof?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (4Ru5B)

13 Yikes. There's no doubt where her compass is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:29 AM (/f1mm)

14 She's a heretic. BURN HER!!!

Posted by: Cardinal Fernando Nino de Guevara at March 09, 2017 09:29 AM (uSlc8)

15 Chick needs a weedwacker

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 09:29 AM (TppKb)

16 I see the pope is off and running his mouth again about politics. This guy is a slacker like Obama.

Posted by: Fritz at March 09, 2017 09:30 AM (2Mnv1)

17 She's reaching out for a bottle of Fur Oil from the salesman just outside the picture's frame.


You'd look nuts if you hadn't tended your Pubic Puff for a while, too.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:30 AM (9q7Dl)

18 Joan heard voices
textbook schizophrenia in our century

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:30 AM (Om16U)

19 That would be a very tough jigsaw puzzle. Especially if it were life-sized. This picture is BIG.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:30 AM (sBOL1)

20 Searching for Hillary in her woods.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (UOJLJ)

21 She needs to have a word with her landscape guy before she starts getting notices from the homeowners association.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (uSlc8)

22 Why is the Cherub hiding it's eyes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (J+eG2)

23 I always found this painting to be a bit odd, particularly because Joan looks a bit...nuts.

So it is inappropriate to sing "Roasting nuts by an open fire"?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (jxbfJ)

24 I see the pope is off and running his mouth again about politics

Liberation theology, don'tcha know.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (TppKb)

25 Get the free book on my blog today

ettes will like it

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Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:31 AM (Om16U)

26 Her shoulders are too broad. She'll never "pass" as female.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (vRcUp)

27 Don't like the colors. Seems kind of dead to me.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (mpXpK)

28
Jeanne D'Arc. The light's out in the bathroom.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (mbhDw)

29 What's with the floating head over the roof?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (4Ru5B)

It's the Archangel Michael whomJoan said that she saw in visions. along with Saints Catherine and Margaret

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (fDdVG)

30 Joan reminds me of how people look in the Half Life game series.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (jjaLl)

31 Alternate subtitle: "Day without women - March, 1428"

Posted by: Publius Redux at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (Fb9aZ)

32 15
Chick needs a weedwacker

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 09:29 AM (TppKb)

Think Emma Watson does too. Goes through WAY too much fur oil.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 09, 2017 09:32 AM (jxbfJ)

33 That's not Jesus behind her.

That looks like Joan's vision of herself leading the French army, hence the gold armor.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (9q7Dl)

34 Is she pointing north?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

35 btw I had a thought a few weeks ago about how religion might have sometimes helped schizophrenics deal with their condition in earlier times

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (Om16U)

36 And in reading about the painting, the artist was only 31 when he painted this. And he only lived five years after that.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (sBOL1)

37 Joan WAS nuts. That's one of the compelling features of her story. She was nuts, but she had absolute moral clarity, and enormous charisma. She was innocent, terrible, compelling, and right. I have read about 6 biographies of her, and while they disagree on interpretations of many things, it is pretty clear that by modern standards, she was nuts.

This is a beautiful picture, BTW.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (CPk08)

38 Why is she turning her back on the saints? Also, her expression looks more weary than anything else, as in "Oh boy, I am NOT ready for this."

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

39 And the thanks she got? She was captured by the French and surrendered to the English.

See chapter VII, The Glorious Martial History of the French.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (uSlc8)

40 Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, according to just released Customs and Border Protection numbers - a sign that President Donald Trump's hardline rhetoric and policies on immigration may be having a deterrent effect.
nah CNN, it was probably just the weather or something...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (TixTl)

41 40 Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, according to just released Customs and Border Protection numbers - a sign that President Donald Trump's hardline rhetoric and policies on immigration may be having a deterrent effect.
nah CNN, it was probably just the weather or something...
Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (TixTl)

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Seasonal adjustments!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:34 AM (mC1ZI)

42 There are two ghostly figures on the left, and beneath them is what looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (vRcUp)

43 @37

Divine madness...

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (Om16U)

44 Oh yeah. And the English burned her at the stake.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (uSlc8)

45 One man's nuts is another man's rapture.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at March 09, 2017 09:26 AM (lZaEn)

Seriously?

No one?

It's like I don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (/f1mm)

46 "...the artist was only 31 when he painted this."

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (sBOL1)

It's technically gorgeous. And my discomfort with Joan is not a criticism of the painting. Actually it is praise. That is one of my prerequisites for art...it must evoke emotion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (rF0hx)

47 If that's future her in the gold armor she's gonna have to work on that goatee, pronto.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (jjaLl)

48 "Seasonal adjustments!"

They forgot to include "Unexpectedly".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (J+eG2)

49 I have read about 6 biographies of her, and while they disagree on interpretations of many things, it is pretty clear that by modern standards, she was nuts.

This is a beautiful picture, BTW.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (CPk0
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Have you ever read Mark Twain's book about her? He said that was his favorite of all his books. I haven't read it, but my daughter did (she picked St. Joan of Arc for her confirmation saint) and she really liked it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (sBOL1)

50 There are two ghostly figures on the left, and beneath them is what looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that?


Joan made a living raising weasels.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (uSlc8)

51 And the thanks she got? She was captured by the French and surrendered to the English.

See chapter VII, The Glorious Martial History of the French.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (uSlc



Hmm.

Sounds like I could take me a few pointers from that there book.

Posted by: The Turtle at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (9q7Dl)

52 One man's nuts is another man's rapture.

==

NTTAWWT

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (Om16U)

53 Some people think the whole idea of Saints speaking or appearing to you or Jesus or the Holy Spirit doing so is nuts. They think it indicates schizophrenia. The people absolutely convinced of that won't be talked out of it, and the people think that yes, indeed the miraculous can and does happen probably won't be convinced otherwise.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (fDdVG)

54 If that's future her in the gold armor she's gonna have to work on that goatee, pronto.




Fur oil.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:37 AM (4Ru5B)

55 See chapter VII, The Glorious Martial History of the French.

Shut your whore mouth.

Now, where's my wool socks? Damn cold here.

Posted by: Bonaparte at March 09, 2017 09:37 AM (TppKb)

56 >>>One man's nuts is another man's rapture.



Oh Yeah!!!!!

Posted by: Barney, Harry, and Barry at March 09, 2017 09:37 AM (jjaLl)

57 There are two ghostly figures on the left, and beneath them is what looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that?

Quokkan.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:37 AM (/f1mm)

58 Dennis Kucinich, not totally insane:

Dennis Kucinich: New WikiLeaks reveal proof we are sliding down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z87jb79

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (oVJmc)

59 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (fDdVG)

Guess we know who will prevail.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (zGttg)

60 "One man's nuts is another man's rapture. "

Am I the only one who immediately thought of Barky and Reggie?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (J+eG2)

61 If that's future her in the gold armor she's gonna have to work on that goatee, pronto.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (jail)



With faith in-

Fur Oil.


There is nothing you can't accomplish!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (9q7Dl)

62 49
Have you ever read Mark Twain's book about her? He said that was his favorite of all his books. I haven't read it, but my daughter did (she picked St. Joan of Arc for her confirmation saint) and she really liked it.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (sBOL1)

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I read that he picked up the topic at least partly so that he could bash the Catholic Church.

He was pretty virulently anti-Catholic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (mC1ZI)

63 Raiders of the Lost Arc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (vRcUp)

64 Have you ever read Mark Twain's book about her? He said that was his favorite of all his books. I haven't read it, but my daughter did (she picked St. Joan of Arc for her confirmation saint) and she really liked it.

It was the first I read. Twain is a personal hero of mine.

St Joan is simply an amazing figure.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (CPk08)

65 That's some really form-fitting armor. Must have had a hell of a tailor.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (uSlc8)

66
It's no Rothko.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (lKcIL)

67 I see the pope is off and running his mouth again about politics.

Which I wouldn't mind if he were more Innocent III rather than Frankie Fabulous.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (X6fMO)

68 He was pretty virulently anti-Catholic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (mC1ZI)
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That may be, but apparently he was pretty keen on Joan.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (sBOL1)

69 What an odd painting. Gonna take some time to decide if I like it or not.

Posted by: Charles Brown, DDS at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM (RwwCT)

70 "One man's nuts is another man's rapture. "

Am I the only one who immediately thought of Barky and Reggie?



Yes. The rest of us were thinking about Lindsey Graham.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM (uSlc8)

71 She was nuts

Posted by: ploome at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM (vzZKT)

72 "It's no Rothko."

Nor a Kinkade either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM (J+eG2)

73 What is that in her left hand?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM (zGttg)

74 Only for the French would "fight like a girl" not only constitute an improvement, but bring a pretty impressive result.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (9krrF)

75 Has anuone seen my sunglasses?

Posted by: Cate Blanchett at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (0i9eW)

76 sock off.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (RwwCT)

77 more proof we are living in a simulation:

Hot story: Miami lawyer's pants erupt in flames during arson trial in court
A Miami defense lawyer's pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury in an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client's car spontaneously combusted...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (TixTl)

78 That may be, but apparently he was pretty keen on Joan.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (sBOL1)


Yep. He was blown away by her. Twain wasn't much on any religion, but he had a lot of respect for St Joan.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (CPk08)

79 She looks like a taller Arya Stark.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (uSlc8)

80 She was nuts

Posted by: ploome


Nuts, inspired, poh-tay-toe, poh-tah-toe

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 09, 2017 09:41 AM (9krrF)

81 35 btw I had a thought a few weeks ago about how religion might have sometimes helped schizophrenics deal with their condition in earlier times
Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:33 AM (Om16U)


What distinguishes Joan's experience of hearing voices from the auditory hallucinations of those afflicted with schizophrenia is the outcome of the schizophrenic's received commands.

e.g.: "Your mother is the devil, you need to kill her."

"Your teacher has poisoned the lunch in your locker."

I don't know too much about Jeanne d'Arc's story, except that she led men into battle and consequently won a critical victory. The average schizophrenic when untreated can't lead their dog to the corner bus stop. That is if the poor puppy isn't killed for being demonic or something.

It's a terrible, devastating illness.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (nNdYv)

82 Stopping illegal immigration is just one aspect that must be addressed, our current legal immigration regime is actually the bigger problem.

We must completely overhaul our immigration system and re-orient it to the first world and anglosphere and away from the 3rd world.

90pct of legal immigrants come from the 3rd world, are largely illiterate in their own languages, are low skilled and have cultures that are antithetical to our own.

The design was to reduce the white majority and they have largely succeded, whites are now 62pct of the population, if that number goes below 60pct its for all intents and purposes over but the shouting.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (3Xxpy)

83 68
That may be, but apparently he was pretty keen on Joan.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (sBOL1)

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I don't let it get in the way of enjoying his fiction though.

I'm not the kind of guy who refuses to read an author because they had "bad thoughts".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (mC1ZI)

84 Willowed form the last thread, but, ice cream:

Well, yes, and also it was the ice cream in your recipe that most caught my attention.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:18 AM


Mmmm....Ice cream.

Actually,
I forget which cooking show I was watching this on, something PBS, but
the host made beer floats. I have to try that this summer. Lots of room
for pairings, there.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM

And is it just me, or does Joan look like she's about to lean on a wall that isn't there?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (p+Wdc)

85 Joan was hot...


(see what I did there? Stop me or I'll do it again...)

Posted by: IP at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (hUtue)

86 I saw Pubic Puff open for Pussy Riot in Sverdlovsk in 2013.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (X6fMO)

87 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (zGttg)

It does make it very tidy if everybody who has mystical experiences is regarded as nuts because then people can lock them up, but when you look at people like St Paul, St Francis, St Theresa of Avila. Padre Pio or others who were not only good people but tremendously creative as well as great organizers-well to me, they're a whole lot saner than someone like George Soros who evidently has great deal of organizing ability too and is fairly creative.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (fDdVG)

88 53 Fen, here's what I wonder about with the "it's all just schizophrenia, not Divine visions or demonic possession"

let's say that somne people are going to be hearing and seeing things because they are schizophrenic

what determines whether they see/hear good things or bad things?

or useful things (thinking of John Nash now, the guy in A Beautiful Mind)

as a story idea - maybe schizophrenia could be a talent rather than an illness

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

89 85 Joan was hot...


(see what I did there? Stop me or I'll do it again...)
Posted by: IP at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (hUtue)

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yeah, yeah, burning at the stake joke.

Still, he looked good when played by Ingrid Bergman. Also like she was 30 years old. Weird, that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (mC1ZI)

90 that's debbie washing machine schultz. before mayonaise.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (KP5rU)

91 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (rF0hx)

I think the painting succeeds in capturing the bleak atmosphere of that region of France. Just so many grey days.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (nNdYv)

92 What is that in her left hand?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 09, 2017 09:40 AM


Harvey.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (p+Wdc)

93 Embrace me.

Posted by: Roundup at March 09, 2017 09:44 AM (UOJLJ)

94 "beneath them is what looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that? "

I think the bamboo looking thing is actually a framework for some rotating device used in either knitting or the making of yarn.
And just behind it is an overturned stool, as if Joan was toiling there sitting, and suddenly stood up, knocking the stool backward.

You know who would know these things?


WeirdDave's wife, Gingy.

She is wise in the ways of things involving the ancient skills with wool and yarn.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:44 AM (J+eG2)

95 >>>She has the Cray-Cray eyes

:::drifts off into reverie:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 09, 2017 09:44 AM (98RO2)

96 Joan was hot...


(see what I did there? Stop me or I'll do it again...)
Posted by: IP at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (hUtue)

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yeah, yeah, burning at the stake joke.





Burned steak joke? Well done!
(SWIDT?)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (4Ru5B)

97 And is it just me, or does Joan look like she's about to lean on a wall that isn't there?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (p+Wdc)
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Oof. Beer and ice cream, yuck. You can have the beer, I'll have the ice cream.

I think it's more that she's reaching out to someone she is seeing in her vision. I've seen this picture in person and it really is compelling.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (sBOL1)

98 She looks flat.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (UOJLJ)

99 97 Oof. Beer and ice cream, yuck. You can have the beer, I'll have the ice cream.

Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (sBOL1)

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You just haven't met the right beer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:46 AM (mC1ZI)

100 Less creepy than Hillary.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 09, 2017 09:46 AM (VdICR)

101 it'll be nice when the catholics get a catholic pope again. should have just made john carry pope.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:46 AM (KP5rU)

102 Later she looked..... sort of ashen..

Posted by: IP at March 09, 2017 09:46 AM (hUtue)

103 as a story idea - maybe schizophrenia could be a talent rather than an illness

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)


Although sadly, schizophrenia attacks a disproportionate number of talented, intelligent souls...it definitely is not a talent. It's a disorder in brain chemistry. I think it's too much dopamine.

I do volunteer work with the mentally ill, was really clueless about their entire situation until I got involved. You would not wish that illness on your worst enemy. Well, maybe John McCain.

wait...

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (nNdYv)

104 Did she get any pomme frites with that stake?


Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (9q7Dl)

105 "She looks flat."


It's the cut of the corset.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (J+eG2)

106 67 I see the pope is off and running his mouth again about politics.

Which I wouldn't mind if he were more Innocent III rather than Frankie Fabulous.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 09:39 AM (X6fMO)

Blessed Innocent XI - He organized the relief of the Siege of Vienna in 1683, and the subsequent war against the Ottoman Empire. He also reformed the tax codes of the Papal States, prohibited abortion, promoted personal morality in the laity & ordained, and fought for the independence of The Church from state control, especially in France.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (7HtZB)

107 What distinguishes Joan's experience of hearing voices from the auditory hallucinations of those afflicted with schizophrenia is the outcome of the schizophrenic's received commands.

e.g.: "Your mother is the devil, you need to kill her."

"Your teacher has poisoned the lunch in your locker."

I don't know too much about Jeanne d'Arc's story, except that she led men into battle and consequently won a critical victory. The average schizophrenic when untreated can't lead their dog to the corner bus stop. That is if the poor puppy isn't killed for being demonic or something.

It's a terrible, devastating illness.


Whatever Joan had, it was not the usual form of schizophrenia. She had very well formed visual hallucinations, which are unusual in schizophrenia. Also, her voices were not telling her things she felt were bad: they explicitly told her to be good. She wasn't paranoid or threatened by her voices: they were a source of joy, and longing.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk08)

108 as a story idea - maybe schizophrenia could be a talent rather than an illness

I think "by their fruits" you shall know them" and I believe that Catholic Saints.theologians write about how you can tell if visions come from God or the work of a demon and of course there are people who are schizophrenic, and obviously I; biased but I don't think seeing visions automatically makes you schizophrenic.

And if you have story idea-I encourage you to work with it. It sounds interesting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (fDdVG)

109 drugs? just being a politician? both?

Asked by BuzzFeed News if he'd been visiting Julian Assange, the former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, said he couldn't remember what he'd been doing in the building...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (TixTl)

110 That trail going up to the right...Booby trapped.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (UOJLJ)

111 103 as a story idea - maybe schizophrenia could be a talent rather than an illness

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:43 AM (Om16U)

Although sadly, schizophrenia attacks a disproportionate number of talented, intelligent souls...it definitely is not a talent. It's a disorder in brain chemistry. I think it's too much dopamine.

I do volunteer work with the mentally ill, was really clueless about their entire situation until I got involved. You would not wish that illness on your worst enemy. Well, maybe John McCain.

wait...
Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (nNdYv)

===================

I just read We Can Build You by Philip K. Dick last night.

The last third is an exploration of schizophrenia. No idea how accurate it is, but it was kind of interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)

112 Did she get any pomme frites with that stake?




It's rare that we get so many stake jokes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (4Ru5B)

113 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:47 AM (CPk0

Very interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:49 AM (fDdVG)

114 I love the part of the legend where Joan of Ark brings on the animals two-by-two!


Except for the unicorns.

Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 09:49 AM (wPiJc)

115 42
There are two ghostly figures on the left, and beneath them is what
looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 09, 2017 09:35 AM (vRcUp)

The bamboo cage represents Dien Bien Phu, meaning the French are really going to screw up some stuff in Asia.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at March 09, 2017 09:49 AM (7N6ox)

116 >>>She needs to have a word with her landscape guy before she starts getting notices from the homeowners association.<<<

Joan had a falling out with her bush-barber and it's so hard to find good help these days.

Posted by: Fritz at March 09, 2017 09:50 AM (2Mnv1)

117 love -love-love this painting.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 09:50 AM (R7cwD)

118 It's rare that we get so many stake jokes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (4Ru5B)


**golf clap**

Well done.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 09:51 AM (X6fMO)

119 Burned steak is no joke

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 09:51 AM (FZYNt)

120 Russia scandals have bloodied the Trump administration. But it carries dangers for those reporting it...

Tell us more about the dangers of reporting fake news Rolling Stone...

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 09, 2017 09:51 AM (TixTl)

121 is that a spiritual sniper on the left?

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 09:51 AM (R7cwD)

122 everybody knows the best stakes come from omaha. peyton mannings' forehead wouldn't bullshit me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:51 AM (KP5rU)

123 She looks flat.

That was St Pancake. Wrong saint.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (TppKb)

124 It does make it very tidy if everybody who has mystical experiences is regarded as nuts because then people can lock them up, but when you look at people like St Paul, St Francis, St Theresa of Avila. Padre Pio or others who were not only good people but tremendously creative as well as great organizers-well to me, they're a whole lot saner than someone like George Soros who evidently has great deal of organizing ability too and is fairly creative.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (fDdVG)


Well, you lock people up when they are nuts AND dangerously criminal. There are lots of clinically insane people that are better left living on their own.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk08)

125 The average schizophrenic when untreated can't lead their dog to the corner bus stop. That is if the poor puppy isn't killed for being demonic or something.

==

untreated, yes

but I am positing that earlier, stronger cultural beliefs in religion provided a framework for dealing with schizophrenia that may have in some cases been more positive than modern treatment

modern shrinks: it's all just in your head, we will try to fet yoy to stop seeing/hearing them, barring that, lock you up

in the past (not just Christianity) - these visions maybe either Good or Evil, gotta start praying daily to just get Good visions
The person then has daily cognitive therapy, support sustem of people who don't think they are cuckoo necessarily...

Of course they might get labelled as possessed/cursed and get killed trying to get cured. Although even then, sometimes the belief in the ritual can work (placebo effect), at least temporarily.



Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (Om16U)

126 122 everybody knows the best stakes come from omaha. peyton mannings' forehead wouldn't bullshit me.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

the other day someone was bragging about anal beef

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (FZYNt)

127 Well, you lock people up when they are nuts AND dangerously criminal. There are lots of clinically insane people that are better left living on their own.

THANK YOU!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (uSlc8)

128 Re: Schizophrenia

I read recently that the mental hospital where they filmed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest had given the film permission to use actual patients as extras, but the director/producer/whoever said no because they didn't fit the public's perception of "crazy."

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (/f1mm)

129 WTH is with this insistence that Joan of Arc was simply nuts?

Y'know what, I'm stepping out of this one before I get nudged to go ballistic. Later, Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (9krrF)

130 PKD did a few stories in which madness/schizophrenia bleed into the SF shenanigans.

"The Martian Time-Slip"

is another one that's particularly good and creepy.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (9q7Dl)

131 118 It's rare that we get so many stake jokes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (4Ru5B)

**golf clap**

Well done.
====

Ooooh... "rare". I didn't get that one at first. Got to catch up.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (OVUYQ)

132 I'd like to punch that Fvck Face.

Posted by: Leslie Jones at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (UOJLJ)

133 Ooooh... "rare". I didn't get that one at first. Got to catch up.
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton

had to let that joke marinate, didn't you

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 09:54 AM (FZYNt)

134 It's rare that we get so many stake jokes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (4Ru5B)

**golf clap**

Well done.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing




Well done? **Slow golf clap**

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 09:54 AM (4Ru5B)

135 60 "One man's nuts is another man's rapture. "

Am I the only one who immediately thought of Barky and Reggie?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:38 AM (J+eG2)


I'm not touching that one.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:54 AM (CPk08)

136 Strange things are afoot! That doesn't look anything like Jane Wiedlin!

Posted by: Ted Theodore Logan, Duke of Ted at March 09, 2017 09:54 AM (Ct+pi)

137 This reminds me of a Bev Doolittle print, with the spirit animals' faces hidden within the aspen trees.


Of course, I always struggle to see those things, as my nick would suggest.

Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 09:55 AM (wPiJc)

138 was reading about Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd. Welsh princess who also revolted and inspired a general rebellion.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 09, 2017 09:55 AM (AXMqy)

139 Found the saints! Still working on the sniper and the kitteh.

Posted by: rickl at March 09, 2017 09:55 AM (zoehZ)

140 130 PKD did a few stories in which madness/schizophrenia bleed into the SF shenanigans.

"The Martian Time-Slip"

is another one that's particularly good and creepy.


Didn't he actually have schizophrenia, or am I misremembering?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:55 AM (CPk08)

141 136
Strange things are afoot! That doesn't look anything like Jane Wiedlin!


Posted by: Ted Theodore Logan, Duke of Ted at March 09, 2017 09:54 AM (Ct+pi)

May need to check with Rufus. Ted remember to wind your watch.

Posted by: Bill S Preston, Esquire at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (7N6ox)

142 Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at March 09, 2017 09:49 AM (7N6ox)

BAM! Nicely done sir.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (zGttg)

143 http://bit.ly/2mmOX4F
====
Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'non-stop lying' will destroy presidency

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (y3aQB)

144 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk0

Well, you'd lock people up who were and so would I. but it was rather a thing as you know in the Soviet Union to lock people up who disagreed with the government and these people were told they were crazy or mentally ill . Who knows if we might get to the point where people were locked up for believing in God or that God "spoke" to them-not audibly, I mean, but the whole idea of God as a halliucination communicating with us

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (fDdVG)

145 126; we talking about cate blanchett again? i need to find true south.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (KP5rU)

146 The last third is an exploration of schizophrenia. No idea how accurate it is, but it was kind of interesting.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:48 AM (mC1ZI)


I believe the new frontier in treating the illness is human genome therapy. The latest theory I've heard is that schizophrenia is caused by a retrovirus, which is pretty messed up.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (nNdYv)

147 as a story idea - maybe schizophrenia could be a talent rather than an illness
=====

There is also an unexplored genetic component to some mental illnesses. Currently disallowed. Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses? That is one of my irritations with the current trivialization of mental illness.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (MIKMs)

148 143; said a lying liar who lies. what a nicklefucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (KP5rU)

149 Is she hailing a cab?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (UOJLJ)

150 FWIW, I don't think Joan was simply nuts, but I'm also not going to be the one to tell God how I expect him to do his job.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (/f1mm)

151 130 PKD did a few stories in which madness/schizophrenia bleed into the SF shenanigans.

"The Martian Time-Slip"

is another one that's particularly good and creepy.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (9q7Dl)

===================

I'll probably read that soonish.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:58 AM (mC1ZI)

152 Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (KP5rU)

Baldheaded Buzzard, Like Egg McMuffin

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 09:58 AM (y3aQB)

153 I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and drink my coffee.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

154 Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

We won't recognize you if you keep your mouth shut. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:59 AM (fDdVG)

155 MichaelCohen212
09/03/17 09:49
Made the official move today and joined the #RepublicanParty! It took a great man (@POTUS ) to get me to make the switch. #MAGA

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (y3aQB)

156 there is no m in Steve Schitt.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (AXMqy)

157 >>I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and drink my coffee.

How do you drink coffee with your mouth shut?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (/tuJf)

158 Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses?
=========================


Well, Rev proposed, so there's that ....

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

159 153: grammie! survived the wind yesterday i see.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (KP5rU)

160 Y'all crackas ain't wearing hoop earings right?

*sorry, just sick of the silly dumb shit today

Coffee?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (2x9LM)

161 How do you drink coffee with your mouth shut?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (/tuJf)
======================

Find a good vein.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

162 I see the sniper.

Nice ghillie suit.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (hLRSq)

163 Mark Richards or maybe Cormac McCarthy (hows that for narrowing it down?) had a bit of a story about that.

Marry someone and a few years later they get more and more "off," and then you find out there's an entire history of it. You realize you've not only already paid for your ticket, but the rollercoaster is still cranking it's way to the top of the first drop.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:01 AM (/f1mm)

164 And on a related note, for people of faith, I highly recommend the book "Hearing God" by Dallas Willard. It is about the ways God speaks to us and explores a conversational style with God

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:01 AM (fDdVG)

165 Whoops. Forgot the post I was replying to. Here:

There is also an unexplored genetic component to some mental illnesses. Currently disallowed. Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses? That is one of my irritations with the current trivialization of mental illness.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (MIKMs)

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:02 AM (/f1mm)

166 Joan was hot...
Posted by: IP

*****


Her radiance lit up the dark
Providing a much-needed spark
She led the French nation
Into great conflagration
The fiery young saint, Joan of Arc!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 09, 2017 10:02 AM (wPiJc)

167 grammie! survived the wind yesterday i see.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (KP5rU)
======================

Wasn't that something? I came home and found a huge tree limb across my driveway. On the way to town, we saw garbage cans way out in the cornfield, with the farmhouse off in the far distance. You okay up there?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:02 AM (lwiT4)

168 baruch atah Adonai, hope Cohen can spread the word

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (AXMqy)

169 167; yes. we had recorded gusts of 68 m.p.h. yesterday. that's howling.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (KP5rU)

170 It's a terrible, devastating illness.





Posted by: kallisto
====
I have personal experience with schizophrenia. It is beyond destructive.

It's why I get so emphatic about NOT calling the snowflakes "mentally ill".

They are puling, mewling, spoiled, undisciplined, self-soiling brats who have the ability to change their behavior.

Schizophrenics have no such control.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (lKcIL)

171 http://bit.ly/2mmXUes
====
IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting -- Two Years After FOIA Request

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (y3aQB)

172 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in womens rights in the United States and Russia.

Breitbart

Yeah no. Fuck you frog

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (KlI/a)

173
Well, you'd lock people up who were and so would I. but it was rather a thing as you know in the Soviet Union to lock people up who disagreed with the government and these people were told they were crazy or mentally ill . Who knows if we might get to the point where people were locked up for believing in God or that God "spoke" to them-not audibly, I mean, but the whole idea of God as a halliucination communicating with us
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:56 AM (fDdVG)


I think when we finally figure out how consciousness works, a lot of people are going to be surprised at how messy, chaotic and feedback prone a normally functioning brain is. The problem here is unjustified certainty, I think. Little scares me more.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:05 AM (CPk08)

174 124 It does make it very tidy if everybody who has mystical experiences is regarded as nuts because then people can lock them up, but when you look at people like St Paul, St Francis, St Theresa of Avila. Padre Pio or others who were not only good people but tremendously creative as well as great organizers-well to me, they're a whole lot saner than someone like George Soros who evidently has great deal of organizing ability too and is fairly creative.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:42 AM (fDdVG)

Well, you lock people up when they are nuts AND dangerously criminal. There are lots of clinically insane people that are better left living on their own.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 09:52 AM (CPk0

My stepson is bipolar and I can say that this is definitely true.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 09, 2017 10:05 AM (RD7QR)

175 yes. we had recorded gusts of 68 m.p.h. yesterday. that's howling.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (KP5rU)
===================

That's crazy. This morning we have snow. Supposed to stop soon though.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:05 AM (lwiT4)

176 Hollande should look into honour killings and rapes in his own country before lecturing us. vive Le Pen

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 09, 2017 10:06 AM (AXMqy)

177 This painting has a surreal photographic quality to it. It looks like a photo of paranormal activity with the figure in the background.

I likey.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:06 AM (vg8iE)

178 I only see 2 saints and no sniper or kitteh.

Posted by: sinalco at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (yODqO)

179 The leather of her skirt is depicted so realistically... you can almost smell it. Fine Corinthian puss...er I mean, leather.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (vRcUp)

180 Oof. Beer and ice cream, yuck. You can have the beer, I'll have the ice cream.



Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (sBOL1)



=====================



You just haven't met the right beer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:46 AM


Exactly. I can appreciate if you're not a beer gal, but I'm thinking Guinness and a good French vanilla or ginger ice cream would work. A nice chocolate stout would be a good starting place, too.

Back me up here, people...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (p+Wdc)

181 150 FWIW, I don't think Joan was simply nuts, but I'm also not going to be the one to tell God how I expect him to do his job.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (/f1mm)


What is simple about mental illness?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (CPk08)

182 Yeah, this is concept art for Resident Evil 4.

Nice try dude.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (1zARK)

183 mustbequantum, in the Slender man documentary, they say the one kid has early onset schizophrenia, which her dad also has.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (Om16U)

184 Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (lKcIL)

I saw ace's post yesterday. From what I gathered the SJWs have been behaviorally conditioned into a personality disorder, whereas, as you note, schizophrenia just shows up out of the blue and then...chaos.

I don't want to sound so hopeless. I'm confident that the advances in biotech will help the younger folks who are diagnosed with this disease.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (nNdYv)

185 180 Exactly. I can appreciate if you're not a beer gal, but I'm thinking Guinness and a good French vanilla or ginger ice cream would work. A nice chocolate stout would be a good starting place, too.

Back me up here, people...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (p+Wdc)

=================

Backed up.

That would probably be delicious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (mC1ZI)

186 130 PKD did a few stories in which madness/schizophrenia bleed into the SF shenanigans.

"The Martian Time-Slip"

is another one that's particularly good and creepy.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 09:53 AM (9q7Dl)

Yes, he was schizophrenic and agoraphobic to boot. Pretty much everything he wrote from The Divine Invasion on was informed by his mental illness. (And, miraculously, was still well written.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

187 How do you drink coffee with your mouth shut?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:00 AM (/tuJf)
======================

Find a good vein.
Posted by: grammie winger



Snort instant.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (4Ru5B)

188 I once asked my somewhat eccentric (but not insane) father-in-law, the original Seamus Muldoon- "What percentage of your reality do you think overlaps with everybody else's.

Examine any relationship you have in your life. There is a percentage of overlap of your reality with the reality of the other person. You could make a case that schizophrenia is a realm where the degree of overlap is minimal- i.e. less total "shared reality".

The definition of insane depends largely on who is doing the defining.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (wPiJc)

189 Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses?
=========================

They'd have to to marry me.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (7HtZB)

190 Stout floats are quite popular in some circles...

Posted by: Max Power at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (QCc6B)

191 O/T: More Trump Winning:
Global Warming push back

The Hill:

The head of the EPA said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to climate change.

Posted by: WisRich at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (hdpay)

192 What is simple about mental illness?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (CPk0
=====================

Memorizing the phone number to the pharmacy becomes easier over time.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (lwiT4)

193 181 150 FWIW, I don't think Joan was simply nuts, but I'm also not going to be the one to tell God how I expect him to do his job.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (/f1mm)

What is simple about mental illness?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:07 AM (CPk0

See #129.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (/f1mm)

194 >>>Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses?

In other words, a human female?

Posted by: Max Power at March 09, 2017 10:09 AM (QCc6B)

195 May have already been posted but


http://tinyurl.com/hfmxhqe


An experiment designed to reveal gender bias by reenacting the presidential debates with the candidates' genders reversed found that Hillary Clinton would have been even less likeable as a man.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (2x9LM)

196 BREAKING: Julian Assange: WikiLeaks has decided to give details of CIA hacking tools to tech companies .

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (y3aQB)

197 Well, Rev proposed, so there's that ....
=====

As you have always been upfront about whatever, don't think it applies in your situation. I am talking about young people -- not people like us.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (MIKMs)

198 The people absolutely convinced of that won't be
talked out of it, and the people think that yes, indeed the miraculous
can and does happen probably won't be convinced otherwise.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (fDdVG)


on logic alone, you can't be convinced, but by logic alone, a miracle is proof of God, and is overwhelming in what it implies. It also is enormous responsibility because you aren't just a chip tossed in a random, meaningless sea. You are an actor with responsibilities.

That may be why so many fight against that.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (WQX/u)

199 We know John of Arc was not suffering from schizophrenia because she, a poor, ignorant, illiterate peasant girl was able to do exactly what her visions told her she would do -- lead the army of France and preserve the throne of Charles VII.
If anyone can't see the miracle in that and would rather write it off as a schizophrenic who got lucky, that's their choice.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (lZaEn)

200 A fair amount of my family has mental illness, as in clinical depression.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (fDdVG)

201 195 May have already been posted but


http://tinyurl.com/hfmxhqe


An experiment designed to reveal gender bias by reenacting the presidential debates with the candidates' genders reversed found that Hillary Clinton would have been even less likeable as a man.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (2x9LM)

===============

Ace did a thing.

Still, it's worth revisiting.

Because it's hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (mC1ZI)

202 Exactly. I can appreciate if you're not a beer gal, but I'm thinking Guinness and a good French vanilla or ginger ice cream would work. A nice chocolate stout would be a good starting place, too.

Back me up here, people...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState



Sorry RMBS. Not a beer guy. Single malt scotch.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:11 AM (4Ru5B)

203 She is lost because she has no one to make a sammich for.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (0x/TW)

204 @199 - I've come to the same conclusion.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (vg8iE)

205 A fair amount of my family has mental illness, as in clinical depression they went to Auburn..

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (B+qrE)

206 202
Sorry RMBS. Not a beer guy. Single malt scotch.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:11 AM (4Ru5B)

=============

Embrace "and".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (mC1ZI)

207 180
Oof. Beer and ice cream, yuck. You can have the beer, I'll have the ice cream.





Posted by: bluebell at March 09, 2017 09:45 AM (sBOL1)




Trust your instincts. Beer is terrible. Any food or beverage whose taste must be "acquired" is, of course, plainly terrible. Good things taste good without any obfuscation necessary.

And this is from a guy who drank my fair share of beer in my service days.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (1zARK)

208 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in womens rights in the United States and Russia.

Breitbart

Yeah no. Fuck you frog

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 09, 2017 10:04 AM (KlI/a)




Well we did have a Day Without Wymyns forcing them to not go to work or shop...oh wait..they did that to themselves

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (493sH)

209 Joan, in the painting, looks like she is about to break into a soulful rendition of "Somewhere, Over The Rainbow"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (wPiJc)

210 207 Trust your instincts. Beer is terrible. Any food or beverage whose taste must be "acquired" is, of course, plainly terrible. Good things taste good without any obfuscation necessary.

And this is from a guy who drank my fair share of beer in my service days.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM (1zARK)

==================

If that were the case we'd never grow past sweets.

Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

211 " it is pretty clear that by modern standards, she was nuts."

I'm not criticizing you, rather the "modern standards," which make it totes okay to kill and dismember unborn babies, and sell those parts or to decide you are a different sex rather than the one your genetics indicate, and then force the rest of society to bow to your ever changing demands of recognition.

I think modern standards are pretty much in the toilet now.

And Jeanne D'Arc did a lot more for her fellow men than today's current Women of Importance. So I'll take her "crazy."

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (wuzmq)

212 Ace did a thing.

Still, it's worth revisiting.

Because it's hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (mC1ZI)

LOL. Need to come here more often than I've been lately.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (2x9LM)

213 I only see 2 saints and no sniper or kitteh.

Look closer, the sniper is the kitteh!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (4WhSY)

214 Can you imagine marrying someone and discovering a percentage of their family has serious mental illnesses?
===

In the case that I was close to. The schizophrenic sufferer married a woman who was not quite SJW , but not a very strong person. Malleable , I guess is the word.

Within a very short time as he began to deteriorate, she also began to mimic his behaviors and to believe his wild tales and to make them her own reality. Almost as if it were contagious.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (lKcIL)

215 She is lost because she has no one to make a sammich for.




She led an army! That shoulda kept her in the food tent for most of the day!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (4Ru5B)

216 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in womens rights in the United States and Russia.

I'm going to need a list and from the French, it sure as hell can't start with abortion rights.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (B+qrE)

217 Muldoon, hah, she does, so who would be that lurking spirit thing in the background, if so?

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (R7cwD)

218 212 LOL. Need to come here more often than I've been lately.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (2x9LM)

===============

Some of us need to lead real lives.

GO! Out into the world! Let us know what it's like.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (mC1ZI)

219 And thanks bluebell, this is a lovely picture, and example of a woman to be admired. Well done!

How are you doing?

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (wuzmq)

220 "White Girls Take Off Your Hoops!"
Hoops as in Hoop Earings. Cultural appropriators!!!

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (UOJLJ)

221 Memorizing the phone number to the pharmacy becomes easier over time.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:08 AM (lwiT4)


LOL. I'll give you that.

Seriously, there's just such a spectrum, going from people with just a lot of bad ideas in their heads, through personality disorders, and then into frank disorders of mood and thought, addiction, paraphilias....I mean, its a whole wild world inside people's heads, and we never know a hundredth of what is going on around us inside other people.

That's why I love St Joan. No matter what you believe, she will shake your world if you take her seriously.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (CPk08)

222 Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

---------------------------------------
Same with anal sex.

Posted by: LGBTQZYZ Club at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (SsblQ)

223 http://bit.ly/2mn06m2
====
AG Sessions open to using outside counsel to probe Obama DOJ

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (y3aQB)

224 Of course, little Frankie Hollande couldn't elaborate on just what rights were declining for women in the USA, correct?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (vg8iE)

225 Same with anal sex.
Posted by: LGBTQZYZ Club

Please show your work

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (FZYNt)

226 222 Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

---------------------------------------
Same with anal sex.
Posted by: LGBTQZYZ Club at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (SsblQ)

==================

That escalated quickly...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (mC1ZI)

227 There are two ghostly figures on the left, and beneath them is what looks like a small bamboo cage. What's the symbolism of that?


Joan made a living raising weasels.

Posted by: Cicero
****

Bamboo cage?!
(wets self and curls into fetal position)

Posted by: McCain at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (+aCe4)

228 Please show your work
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (FZYN

fgs. no.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (R7cwD)

229 Is that tomato stakes?

Or an okra frame?

Where's KT?

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 10:16 AM (lKcIL)

230 GO! Out into the world! Let us know what it's like.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:14 AM (mC1ZI)


Spoiler - it sucks

But I'm a cheerful Moron so I make due and try to make others smile

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (2x9LM)

231 She doesn't look anything like Milla Jovovich.

Posted by: Snopes Rates This Painting As Fake Art at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (ndGCC)

232 French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday spoke out against what he said was a decline in womens rights in the United States and Russia.

I'm going to need a list and from the French, it sure as hell can't start with abortion rights.
Posted by: Circa



Yeah. He who smelt it, dealt it. List please Francis.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (4Ru5B)

233 I liked the Joan D'Arc better in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, she was more believable.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (le7jz)

234 CBD chose a Bluebell picture? I didn't get a picture. Did anyone else get a picture? This is unfair, and I won't stand for it. Carl Larsson. There. I'm putting him out there.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

235 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:27 AM (mC1ZI)

Her posture is awkward also. Almost as if she were caught mid-step or something. She looks off-balance *physically*.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (sEDyY)

236 may or may not be safe for work.....link from the daily mail

tess holliday (never heard of her) decided to pose nude to destroy the power objectification

well done tess.......well done.....have bleach on hand......

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (0O7c5)

237 Stout, ice cream and PKD via Joan of Arc.

In other words just another day with the AoS.

Posted by: Max Power at March 09, 2017 10:18 AM (QCc6B)

238
Fox Business - Border Crossings down 40% since Trump took office. That's a good start now let's get it down to 100%

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 09, 2017 10:18 AM (493sH)

239 If that were the case we'd never grow past sweets.



Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:13 AM (mC1ZI)

Of course.
But beer is terrible.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:18 AM (1zARK)

240 Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

---------------------------------------
Same with anal sex.
Posted by: LGBTQZYZ Club at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (SsblQ)

==================

That escalated quickly...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison




Oh my!
Posted by: Mr. Sulu

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:18 AM (4Ru5B)

241 Aww crap. Somebody triggerd John McCain. Have to snap him out of it.
Time to put on the banana suits and sing I'm a Little Tea Pot.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (uhftQ)

242 >>CBD chose a Bluebell picture? I didn't get a picture. Did anyone else get a picture?

Yes. And I'm nursing my payback until the right moment.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)

243 Fuck CNN and the rest of them fakers too!

Posted by: Killerdog at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (iKuGK)

244 The ghostly figures are St Michael and either Saint Margaret or Saint Catherine. I don't see the third saint unless it's off from where she's pointing The bamboo thing is host some sort of garden trellis for plants

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (fDdVG)

245 239 Of course.
But beer is terrible.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:18 AM (1zARK)

================

There's a world of beer out there.

I hate certain pockets of it myself, but there's so much variety that I find it very hard to believe that there isn't SOMETHING that would appeal to your taste buds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (mC1ZI)

246 Morning, all.

So last night I said to my husband, "I'll bet the front page of our paper tomorrow is all 'Day Without Women' with the usual Planned Parenthood suspects."

Gosh. I was right.

Some twit named Coco Papy managed to get her face on the front page once again as the "voice" of Planned Parenthood.

Oh, and there was a Muslim woman who is "terrified" her Iranian-born husband, who is a U. S. citizen will be thrown out of the country because Trump.

Another day ending in "Y."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (PY9jH)

247 241 Aww crap. Somebody triggerd John McCain. Have to snap him out of it.
Time to put on the banana suits and sing I'm a Little Tea Pot.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW

just change his depends and up his meds

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (FZYNt)

248 corona with a slice of lemon squeezed in is enjoyable.
Not that i'd buy beeras a choice if I wanted to drink something.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:20 AM (R7cwD)

249 Yes. And I'm nursing my payback until the right moment.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (/tuJf)
=========================

You got a picture too? This is outrageous.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:20 AM (lwiT4)

250 http://bit.ly/2mn76zr
====
Tom Brokaw drops knowledge on DUMocrat Party

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (y3aQB)

251 Comparing the "Russian hacking/connection" timeline with the Watergate timeline is very instructive:

http://bit.ly/2m6FJc7

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (kPGdd)

252 I've seen hotter Joan of Arc's.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (xJa6I)

253 I hate certain pockets of it myself, but there's so much variety that I find it very hard to believe that there isn't SOMETHING that would appeal to your taste buds.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison




The thing about beer that I can't stand? Warmth. Anything above 37 degrees. Blech.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (4Ru5B)

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (UOJLJ)

255 The Saints pictures are Saint Catherine and Saint Margaret/

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (2x9LM)

256 They had sliding glass doors back then?

Posted by: BignJames at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (x9c8r)

257 Tom Brokaw drops knowledge

Yeah, no.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (B+qrE)

258 247 241 Aww crap. Somebody triggerd John McCain. Have to snap him out of it.
Time to put on the banana suits and sing I'm a Little Tea Pot.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW

just change his depends and up his meds
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (FZYNt)

Need to stuff another 8 yards of cotton in his fat cheeks too.

Posted by: Killerdog at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (iKuGK)

259 pictured

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (2x9LM)

260 250 http://bit.ly/2mn76zr
====
Tom Brokaw drops knowledge on DUMocrat Party
Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (y3aQB)


TOM BROKAW??

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (kPGdd)

261 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

262 253 The thing about beer that I can't stand? Warmth. Anything above 37 degrees. Blech.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (4Ru5B)

=============

If you're implying that scotch in ice is the way to go:

You're actually dumbing down the taste and numbing your taste buds.

Scotch tastes better room temperature.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (mC1ZI)

263 Look closely and you can make out a radioactive wild boar in the brush behind her. Ugly beasts they are.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (UOJLJ)

264 The IRS has told a federal court that they've recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document.


... throw the lawyers in jail until all the documents are produced.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (e8kgV)

265 It is possible to be so detached from the people and physical environment around you that there is no meaningful interaction, whether through schizophrenia, or hyper-religiosity, or mindless attachment to a utopian fallacy.

It is also possible to be so attached to the day-to-day humdrum world that your life is devoid of creativity, or imagination, or belief in something beyond the tanginble.

I like to think there is a happy medium, or a sweet spot if you will, where you are able to function and interact meaningfully. Maybe Joan of Arc found such a sweet spot.


To be in the world, but not merely of the world.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (wPiJc)

266 Sorry RMBS. Not a beer guy. Single malt scotch.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:11 AM (4Ru5B)



=============



Embrace "and".


Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:12 AM


What he said. But, for the love of all that's holy, do not put ice cream in the single malt.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (p+Wdc)

267 200 A fair amount of my family has mental illness, as in clinical depression.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:10 AM (fDdVG)

It's a real joy ride...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

268 241. BSG, it's up to you, my man......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (XfAUP)

269 261 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

================

Doesn't help that both of those are terrible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (mC1ZI)

270 http://bit.ly/2mn2OI9
====
John Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (y3aQB)

271 261 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

Whaaaat? Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is the nectar of the gods!

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (0mRoj)

272 John Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir

To Wilbur, with love.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (B+qrE)

273 John Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir

Posted by: EVLINC!

My life outside of the stable

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (FZYNt)

274 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 09:36 AM (fDdVG)

Major difference is that the "voice in my head" doesn't tell me to harm myself or others.

He *does* snark though. I was play-complaining at John because he had been watching tv instead of listening to me when I heard clearly "Does that remind you of anyone?" Yes, I did take the hint.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (sEDyY)

275 Scotch tastes better room temperature.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (mC1ZI)


That this has to be voiced is upsetting.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (CPk08)

276 @250 - I guess Tom doesn't realize that's "who they are."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (vg8iE)

277 Just in case you want to plan ahead:

The Immigrants March, the Tax Day March, the National Pride March, all scheduled to take place on or near the National Mall. Can't get your hotel reservations to early!

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (zM7sQ)

278 If you're implying that scotch in ice is the way to go:

You're actually dumbing down the taste and numbing your taste buds.

Scotch tastes better room temperature.



No. Sorry. Was confusing. Beer = ice cold. Scotch = neat.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (4Ru5B)

279 >>You got a picture too? This is outrageous.

I got a fat, naked dude on a couch.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (/tuJf)

280 Gin. Vodka. Whiskey. All preferable to beer.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

281 Posted by: Muldoon at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (wPiJc)

Nicely said. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (fDdVG)

282 ohn Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir
From Vietnam to Horses Ass & Back?

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (y3aQB)

283 John Kerry, former secretary of state, writing memoir

My big adventure at the glue factory!

Posted by: Killerdog at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (iKuGK)

284 As a Saint, Joan of Arc must have possessed an exceptional moral compass. She must have had an enormous... ahem, tract of land.

Posted by: Cate Blanchett at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (vRcUp)

285 Some twit named Coco Papy managed to get her face on the front page once again as the "voice" of Planned Parenthood.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (PY9jH)


This chic?

http://tinyurl.com/hqwh8pz

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (2x9LM)

286 No power here generator only. The 68mph gusts were bad but it was the sustained 40mph winds for eight hours that caused so much damage.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (CYr2b)

287 I got a fat, naked dude on a couch.



Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (/tuJf)
======================

That was for you? And you still keep commenting here?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (lwiT4)

288 231 She doesn't look anything like Milla Jovovich.
Posted by: Snopes Rates This Painting As Fake Art at March 09, 2017 10:17 AM (ndGCC)


My favorite adaptation was a two-part made for TV version starring Leelee Sobieski.

Posted by: rickl at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (zoehZ)

289 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)



Could I interest you in some Lenie's Man Ass Pale Lager?

(just testing)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (uSlc8)

290 I have no idea why Snowden and Assange are still breathing and not 6 feet under?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (KlI/a)

291 FenelonSpoke---hope you're still here. This got willowed...

This sort of thing gets harder as you get older, I think. He'd really
like an office job. There don't seem to be too many of those around for
men in their 60s, however, but his work ethic s excellent.
Posted by:
FenelonSpoke
~~~~~

Has he tried applying to the state? (You're in NJ, right?) They are very sensitive and receptive to hiring "mature" applicants. I'm pretty sure I got my job there by mentioning during the interview that I knew "it was difficult to get a job at my age" (55 at the time). I forget what the context was, but I swear that worked.

Here's a link to the Judiciary jobs that are available. It may take a while, and some jobs require a test first (8th grade level if you ask me) and it seems to me he would be qualified for many of them. Not all require a college degree, and most that do will allow you to substitute work experience for college credit. The entire process for me took eight months, but the pay is decent and the benefits can't be beat.

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/jobs/index.html

Also note that at the top of the page they give instructions as to where to find other jobs in different areas of the state.

Good luck!

Posted by: IrishEi at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (HiDrR)

292 Bitter, sour, spicy...these are all things that require some level of experience to enjoy.

---------------------------------------
Same with anal sex.
Posted by: LGBTQZYZ Club at March 09, 2017 10:15 AM (SsblQ)


The learning curve is surprisingly small.

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (X6fMO)

293 >>That was for you? And you still keep commenting here?

Just waiting for the right moment. I will be avenged.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (/tuJf)

294 Some twit named Coco Papy managed to get her face on the front page once again as the "voice" of Planned Parenthood.



Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (PY9jH)



This chic?



http://tinyurl.com/hqwh8pz



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (2x9LM)



That's her! She's lovely, don't you think?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (PY9jH)

295 Yes, we need a "Pride Parade" IN DC because it's clear that Trump is just rapidly homophobic. It's difficult to believe people could be that stupid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (fDdVG)

296 Gin. Vodka. Whiskey. All preferable to beer.


Rivvvid!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (uSlc8)

297 OT: Rhode Island is the Pluto of the states.

Discuss

Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (wPiJc)

298 Rapidly=rabidly

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (fDdVG)

299 Could I interest you in some Lenie's Man Ass Pale Lager?



(just testing)

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (uSlc
================

Stirred or shaken?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (lwiT4)

300 261 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)

You can mix beer with fruit juice of your choice and it takes away the aftertaste a lot of beer haters point to. Beer and cranberry juice is actually quite tasty and dangerous because it goes down fast.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (5M4cQ)

301 271. They're nice. They're not Shiner Ruby Redbird, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (XfAUP)

302 277 Just in case you want to plan ahead:

The Immigrants March, the Tax Day March, the National Pride March, all scheduled to take place on or near the National Mall. Can't get your hotel reservations to early!

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (zM7sQ)

There are always idiots marching. You know who pays attention? No one.

Posted by: dagny at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (Mc+44)

303 No power here generator only. The 68mph gusts were
bad but it was the sustained 40mph winds for eight hours that caused so
much damage.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 09, 2017 10:26 AM (CYr2b)

I was impressed by the CSX double stack train that was derailed. Always wondered how they fared in high winds...Like trucks that don't have any weight in the trailer.

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (zM7sQ)

304 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)
================

Doesn't help that both of those are terrible.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:23 AM (mC1ZI)


I've heard some people tell me that to them, beer tastes like soap(?) Kind of like how cilantro tastes to me, I guess.

But I've never much liked any alcohol, beer, wine, booze, whatever. Only thing is, I like a Corona if Mrs. Muse is serving up tacos and beans. But other than that, I prefer water, milk, soft drinks.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:29 AM (kPGdd)

305 262
253 The thing about beer that I can't stand? Warmth. Anything above 37 degrees. Blech.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:21 AM (4Ru5B)

Because the cold dulls the taste. In general the warmer a beverage is, the more its taste comes through. And beer tastes terrible.

American beer has to be ice cold for most people to stand it.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:29 AM (1zARK)

306 There are always idiots marching. You know who pays attention? No one.
Posted by: dagny at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (Mc+44)
------------------------------------
Except the political blogs.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (SsblQ)

307 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 09, 2017 09:44 AM (J+eG2)

I had thought that was the equivalent of a tomato cage or something, but on further inspection you may be right. If so the item is called a "swift" and is used to wind yarn.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (sEDyY)

308 >>The Immigrants March, the Tax Day March, the National Pride March, all
scheduled to take place on or near the National Mall. Can't get your
hotel reservations to early!

*ahem*

Don;t forget the March for Science.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (NOIQH)

309 OT: Rhode Island is the Pluto of the states.

It's not even an island.

But we could dig a moat and make it one.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (B+qrE)

310 American beer has to be ice cold for most people to stand it.


Posted by: Agent Cooper

Not going to get into what the Canadian morons think about American beer

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (FZYNt)

311 Sometimes the world changes to match the crazy.

For example, Alex Jones seems a lot less crazy now than he did 4 years ago, even though he didn't change.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:31 AM (Om16U)

312 >>Yes, we need a "Pride Parade" IN DC because it's clear that Trump is
just rapidly homophobic. It's difficult to believe people could be that
stupid.


Fairly certain it's a annual thing in DC.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

313 The Immigrants March, the Tax Day March, the National Pride March, all scheduled to take place on or near the National Mall. Can't get your hotel reservations to early!

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:24 AM (zM7sQ)


You might want to stock up on popcorn. Because I'm thinking lefty gridlock and slapfights here. But mostly slapfights.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:31 AM (kPGdd)

314 >>It's not even an island.

Is so.

hater.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:31 AM (/tuJf)

315 the March for Science.

Oh, FFS.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:31 AM (B+qrE)

316 Saints? Is Drew Brees somewhere in the painting?

Posted by: Crusader at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (ewSN2)

317 I like Ice Tea. Especially when it comes from Long Island.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

318
That's her! She's lovely, don't you think?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (PY9jH)

She COULD be attractive if it wasn't for her views. The hate just bleeds through and makes progs unattractive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (2x9LM)

319 I see four saints.

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (IqV8l)

320 es, we need a "Pride Parade" IN DC because it's
clear that Trump is just rapidly homophobic. It's difficult to believe
people could be that stupid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (fDdVG)

But it does give your chaps that show your great ass, a place to show off. Save a horse, ride a cowboy....as the saying goes...

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (zM7sQ)

321 Yes, we need a "Pride Parade" IN DC because it's clear that Trump is
just rapidly homophobic. It's difficult to believe people could be that
stupid.


SJWs: Donald Trump is not "of the Body."

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (kPGdd)

322 I would love to be able to live comfortably in Newport ,RI. That would mean I was rich.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (5M4cQ)

323 Private Hudson, French Army, 1429: Great! Let's put her in charge!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (JO9+V)

324 She COULD be attractive if it wasn't for her views. The hate just bleeds through and makes progs unattractive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (2x9LM)


She loves her some abortion. That makes her extra purty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (PY9jH)

325 150 FWIW, I don't think Joan was simply nuts, but I'm also not going to be the one to tell God how I expect him to do his job.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 09:57 AM (/f1mm)

I agree with this one.

Enough with the carping about "Nuts" not being simple. not what was meant by the comment.

Posted by: West at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (1Rgee)

326 309 OT: Rhode Island is the Pluto of the states.

It's not even an island.

But we could dig a moat and make it one.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (B+qrE)
===

Does that make Delaware the Uranus of the states?

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 10:33 AM (BDZWU)

327 317 I like Ice Tea. Especially when it comes from Long Island.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

Fish Market Fish Bowl LIIT FTW.

Supposedly they can only legally sell you one.

Pfftt.

Guess I'm an outlaw

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:33 AM (2x9LM)

328 297 OT: Rhode Island is the Pluto of the states.

Discuss
Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 10:27 AM (wPiJc)

So what's Rhode Island's Charon?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 09, 2017 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

329 I didn't think Varney could be a bigger asshole. I was wrong.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:34 AM (UOJLJ)

330
Don;t forget the March for Science. Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 10:30 AM (NOIQH)
=====

Still laughing from Tucker last night when Jorge kept referencing some National Science thing. Tucker kept saying that he was not arguing sources this interview, but Jorge kept bringing it up. Ridonkulous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 09, 2017 10:34 AM (MIKMs)

331 I like Ice Tea. Especially when it comes from Long Island.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)


You're kind of an anomaly, you know that? Most evangelical Christians I know either don't drink, hate drinking, or think drinking is sinful. Or some combination of the three.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (kPGdd)

332 It's not even an island.
Posted by: Circa


*******


They also said that Pluto wasn't a planet. I rest my case! Quod Ipsi Decorum

Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (wPiJc)

333 324 She COULD be attractive if it wasn't for her views. The hate just bleeds through and makes progs unattractive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (2x9LM)

She loves her some abortion. That makes her extra purty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (PY9jH)

Yeah, reading up about her. She is womynz, hear her roar.

And scratch my last. Thoroughly unattractive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (2x9LM)

334 I'll see your Jules Bastien-Lepage Joan of Arc and raise you Gaston Bussière's Joan of Arc... https://tinyurl.com/jabomwp

Posted by: Dr. Mr. Badman at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (cfjq1)

335 >>Tom Brokaw drops knowledge on DUMocrat Party


Oh dear - someone check on Mika and make sure she's now cowering in her safe space!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

336 Like Muldoon said upthread, we all gave our own mental model of the world.

When our mental model keeps us from functioning in the world, that's crazy.

I think that in modern times, we have narrowed the boundaries of what is functional a lot. There was more space in the past for mental models that included visions, voices, seeing ghosts, practicing magic.

In some ways that's a loss.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (Om16U)

337 278

No. Sorry. Was confusing. Beer = ice cold. Scotch = neat.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:25 AM (4Ru5B)

=================

Sorry. I assumed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (mC1ZI)

338 I don't normally comment on the art because I know jack shit about it, but I love this painting.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (zRZaJ)

339 You know who else was marching all the time?

The USC Marching Band.

Also Hitler.

Do you now see how deep it goes?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 09, 2017 10:36 AM (Ndje9)

340 >>They also said that Pluto wasn't a planet. I rest my case! Quod Ipsi Decorum

Do you wingnuts even geography?

This blasphemy will not stand!

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

341 317 I like Ice Tea. Especially when it comes from Long Island.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

Yankees can't make good iced tea to save their lives. Oh wait...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (0mRoj)

342 339 You know who else was marching all the time?

The USC Marching Band.

Also Hitler.

Do you now see how deep it goes?
Posted by: The Gipper Lives

Does this mean the March For Dimes wants to send you to gas chambers?

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (FZYNt)

343 But it does give your chaps that show your great ass, a place to show off. Save a horse, ride a cowboy


*******


Watch out for your huevos, rancheros!

Posted by: Blind Lemon Melon Jackson, King of the Delta Blues at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (wPiJc)

344 300
You can mix beer with fruit juice of your choice and it takes away the aftertaste a lot of beer haters point to. Beer and cranberry juice is actually quite tasty and dangerous because it goes down fast.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:28 AM (5M4cQ)

=====================

I'm of the opinion that if you have to mix an alcohol with something else to make it palatable to you, then you're just wasting the alcohol.

If you have to do that, use something tasteless like vodka or something absolute bottom shelf.

Whiskeys in particular should be enjoyed on their own.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (mC1ZI)

345 But I've never much liked any alcohol, beer, wine, booze, whatever.

Don't drink myself because the taste of alcohol is repulsive to me. For Her Majesty, that's convenient however. When we go to dinner (or her Sunday morning Bloody Mary), I'm the designated driver and she's the designated drinker.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (aa1K7)

346 The RI state motto is 'Hope.' Figures.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (UOJLJ)

347
Yeah, reading up about her. She is womynz, hear her roar.
And scratch my last. Thoroughly unattractive.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA


Needs more tattoos.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (IqV8l)

348 Argh! Moar trees.

Yesterdays Chicago windstorm blew pieces off the river birch across 2 neighbors front yards. River Birch - the tree that makes it's own tinder.

Posted by: DaveA at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (8J/Te)

349 Oh dear - someone check on Mika and make sure she's now cowering in her safe space!


Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (NOIQH)


I caught a bit of her this morning. Joe was blathering to John Podhoretz, and her "contribution" was muttering in the background and going, "Mmmm hmmm." Oh, and the stupid little faces she makes.

She really belongs in the housekeeping department of a Motel 6 somewhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (PY9jH)

350 305 Because the cold dulls the taste. In general the warmer a beverage is, the more its taste comes through. And beer tastes terrible.

American beer has to be ice cold for most people to stand it.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 09, 2017 10:29 AM (1zARK)

====================

The British make the best beer.

Look up the brewery St. Peters in Suffolk.

I've never tasted a beer of theirs that I didn't love.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (mC1ZI)

351 247 241 Aww crap. Somebody triggerd John McCain. Have to snap him out of it.
Time to put on the banana suits and sing I'm a Little Tea Pot.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW

just change his depends and up his meds
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:19 AM (FZYNt)

Need to stuff another 8 yards of cotton in his fat cheeks too.

Posted by: Killerdog
****

We'll just use walnuts.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (+aCe4)

352 I hate beer too. I can't stand the smell or the taste. My daughter said I would like Leinie's BerryWeiss. She lied. Then she said I would like Leinie's Summer Shandy. Lied again.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:22 AM (lwiT4)



Okay,forget what everybody else told you, they're wrong.

The best training wheels beer out there is-

"Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit Bier"


But, and here's the caveat-

You have to like grapefruit juice, if you don't, you won't like this at all.

If you do, you'll love it.


Plus, it's German brewed. and if there's one thing the Germans do well (except throw away their society and culture for islam)-

it's make beer.

This one is a complete winner for people who hate beer.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (9q7Dl)

353 You're kind of an anomaly, you know that? Most evangelical Christians I know either don't drink, hate drinking, or think drinking is sinful. Or some combination of the three.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (kPGdd)

Always take two Baptists fishing with you, otherwise the first one will drink all your beer.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:38 AM (0mRoj)

354 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM (kPGdd)

355 Does this mean the March For Dimes wants to send you to gas chambers?
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (FZYNt)


Marching up and down the square not good enough for you, eh?!

Posted by: hogmartin at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM (8nWyX)

356 >>The RI state motto is 'Hope.' Figures.

Yes and our capital is named Providence. Because we were founded by a preacher and are a God fearing people unlike you heathens in the great unwashed areas.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:40 AM (/tuJf)

357 I like the old name - Rhode Island and Providence Plantation(s)?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:40 AM (vg8iE)

358 I think that in modern times, we have narrowed the
boundaries of what is functional a lot. There was more space in the past
for mental models that included visions, voices, seeing ghosts,
practicing magic.
In some ways that's a loss. Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (Om16U)
=====

More than a loss.

What is the current percentage of children 'diagnosed' with something as non-functional? I would bet at least 25% .

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (MIKMs)

359 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.




High stomping day. Stand clear!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (4Ru5B)

360 >>>For example, Alex Jones seems a lot less crazy now than he did 4 years ago

??? He's still nutty as squirrel shit.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (98RO2)

361 oooo, Oregon Muse - you are Such a Tease!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (dQJCS)

362
You're kind of an anomaly, you know that? Most evangelical Christians I know either don't drink, hate drinking, or think drinking is sinful. Or some combination of the three.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (kPGdd)



There are some preachers in the Evangelical realm (mostly Baptist) who claim the Bible means Jesus turned the water to grape juice, rather than wine.

That's just silly, and changing scripture to satisfy their man made doctrine. There is no proscription against drinking in the Bible, unless you have taken a Nazarite vow. There is proscription against getting drunk, because of the various consequences of not being in full control of one's mind/actions.

I say this as a Southern Baptist raised gal. I don't personally drink, because I have an unfortunate allergy to fermented things-wine, beer, spirits, all of it. But I don't have an issue with others drinking- God bless and enjoy the fruit of the vine.

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (wuzmq)

363 went out in the real world this morning. saw 10 highway "workers" filling potholes. two working, eight standing around. four gestapo little town, (pop. 2000,) cops riding around in their suv's. damn, i love small town government assholes. cops in this place are just revenue generators. they do absolutely no police work. they save that shit for the county sheriff department. pisses me off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (KP5rU)

364
Know who's a modern day Joan of Arc? Val Jarret,, that's who...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (HSmrB)

365 I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.

I didn't even know there were 4 movies currently in theaters that were worth seeing!

Posted by: Crusader at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (ewSN2)

366 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM (kPGdd)

He's been on a roll this week.

Posted by: Golfman at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (k0S3A)

367 I had the misfortune to look around the net at the WikiLeaks drop and landed at zerhedge last night. seems many still think jews are to blame for anything /everything.
and I was disappointed that they might be considered on the same side as i.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (R7cwD)

368 You're kind of an anomaly, you know that? Most
evangelical Christians I know either don't drink, hate drinking, or
think drinking is sinful. Or some combination of the three.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (kPGdd)
==============================

I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist. My grandmother wouldn't even go to my cousin's confirmation because they served real wine at communion.

Then the more I read, the drinking thing seemed legalistic to me. The Bible cautions against being drunk, but does not condemn drinking. I make it a practice to never get drunk, and to remain sober as I believe the Scriptures admonish us to do. Except there was this time on my honeymoon ..... all-inclusive you know. But really, not even a problem there because they water everything down so much.

I could be wrong, and I don't drink in the presence of those who might view it as a stumbling block. But, if it violates one's conscience, I think it's best to refrain.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (lwiT4)

369 maybe the real world around here isn't for me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (KP5rU)

370 She COULD be attractive if it wasn't for her views. The hate just bleeds through and makes progs unattractive.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 09, 2017 10:32 AM (2x9LM)


And the tats. And the piercings. And the scowl. But mostly her views.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:43 AM (kPGdd)

371 >>> They also said that Pluto wasn't a planet.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at March 09, 2017 10:43 AM (71OEY)

372 @363 - Ah, yes, wonderful unionized highway workers. Three work and five or six are mandated to stand there and literally watch them.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 09, 2017 10:43 AM (vg8iE)

373 Late to the thread. I really like the artist's talent for a romantic realism, especially the trees and plants. His skill with the figures and skin tones is also excellent. And the way he makes Joan stand out from the rest of the painting puts the viewers' attention where he wanted it. It is almost 3-D. Several other of his works have the same 3-D effectiveness.

But those eyes and the stiffness of her stance is rather disturbing. Instead of overawed, which would be understandable, she looks unbalanced (to put it mildly) and nearly catatonic. It distracts and, in my opinion, diminishes the painting's effect.

Posted by: JTB at March 09, 2017 10:43 AM (V+03K)

374 >>The RI state motto is 'Hope.' Figures.

Yes and our capital is named Providence. Because we were founded by a preacher and are a God fearing people unlike you heathens in the great unwashed areas.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:40 AM (/tuJf)


Our state motto assumes that people sometimes wake up and just think "Gosh... you know, I really want to find a pleasant peninsula. Peninsula... but like, a pleasant one. That would be great."

And our capital is named after a city in New York where a bunch of people were sold deeds to lots in what was basically a swamp by a scammer.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (8nWyX)

375 gin is the worst in the alcoholic beverage dept

dirty tree lickers..

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (R7cwD)

376 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (mC1ZI)

Every bartender school in the world would disagree with you.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (5M4cQ)

377 cops in this place are just revenue generators. they do absolutely no police work. they save that shit for the county sheriff department. pisses me off.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (KP5rU)

Customer just paid off his seatbelt violation fine.

$25 fine. $149 court costs.

Posted by: Golfman at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (k0S3A)

378 Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil. I guess Zika is old news now.
PT needs to eliminate the CDC yesterday.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (UOJLJ)

379 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM


We won't acknowledge you as a leaker, OM. You're safe with us.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (DMUuz)

380 Joan made a living raising weasels.

Posted by: Cicero

The Golden Scalp Weasel is a Holy Relic?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (hLRSq)

381
You're kind of an anomaly, you know that? Most evangelical Christians I know either don't drink, hate drinking, or think drinking is sinful. Or some combination of the three.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM (kPGdd)

Know the difference between a Baptist and a Methodist?

The Methodist will say hi to you in the liquor store.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (/f1mm)

382 >>>They also said that Pluto wasn't a planet.
......

Well duh! Pluto was a dog!

I have no idea WTF Goofy was supposed to be. Some freak from the Island of Dr. Moreau.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (71OEY)

383 11 I love the story of Joan of Arc, though.

Especially the movie (you knew this was coming) The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Made in the first decades of movies and still one of the best movies ever made.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 09:28 AM (mC1ZI)

---

This^^^^ ... bought the DVD a few years ago, watched it again and again. The actress who play Joan, Renee Jeanne Falconetti, was a stage actress, and this was the only film she ever made. Carl Theodor Dreyer was one of the greatest writer/directors ever. And if you haven't seen his "Day of Wrath" (filmed in occupied Denmark in 1943) I'd highly recommend it.

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (5JlYa)

384 Where is Nip Sip? Haven't seen him in ages.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (PY9jH)

385 cops in this place are just revenue generators.

I despise motorcycle cops for that very reason. They do ZERO investigative work. They respond to *real* crime ONLY if it QUITE LITERALLY takes place in front of their very noses. They "patrol" only to raise money for the city by TAKING IT from the rest of us who are driving to and from our appointed rounds. Fuck them. (And that's from a guy who is otherwise quite devoted to the notion of law and order.)

Posted by: Crusader at March 09, 2017 10:45 AM (ewSN2)

386 Rhode Island, the also-ran of states.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 10:45 AM (Nwg0u)

387 >>I like the old name - Rhode Island and Providence Plantation(s)?

Still the name. Actually it's The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Smallest state, longest name. Take that.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:45 AM (/tuJf)

388 376 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:37 AM (mC1ZI)

Every bartender school in the world would disagree with you.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (5M4cQ)

======================

"Experts"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 10:45 AM (mC1ZI)

389 I'm pretty sure the Baptists get the non drinking edict from their namesake.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (5M4cQ)

390 Rhode Island, the also-ran of states.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 10:45 AM (Nwg0u)

That would be also-rams

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (KlI/a)

391 Say it isn't so, and get off Ben Carson's back about what he says...

President Obama referred to slaves as "immigrants" long before Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.


USA TODAY NETWORK

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (zM7sQ)

392 375 gin is the worst in the alcoholic beverage dept

dirty tree lickers..
Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (R7cwD)

*fistbump*

For me a close second is anything licorice or anise flavored. Gaaak.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (0mRoj)

393 Where is Nip Sip? Haven't seen him in ages.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (PY9jH)

Butt-hurt because he can no longer defend his boy, Tillis?

Posted by: Golfman at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (k0S3A)

394 I could be wrong, and I don't drink in the presence of those who might view it as a stumbling block. But, if it violates one's conscience, I think it's best to refrain.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (lwiT4)

I'm almost identical in my view of drinking and drunkenness. Sin = sin, and I can't even go to the grocery store without admiring the way God decided to make women walk. I'm sure not going to tell someone he can't have a beer while he's catfishing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (/f1mm)

395 Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:40 AM (/tuJf)

I like Block Island, the seafood, Providence's Little (really) Italy, the omni hotel where we had a great brunch due to being staffed by students at the culinary school.

On my way home I stopped at a flea market and bought a little trinket with "philadelphia" stamped on it.

Conclusion: Rhode Island and I are a natural match.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (nNdYv)

396 fist bumps back. I agree also about the licorice flavor

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (R7cwD)

397 I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist. My grandmother wouldn't even go to my cousin's confirmation because they served real wine at communion...

I could be wrong, and I don't drink in the presence of those who might view it as a stumbling block. But, if it violates one's conscience, I think it's best to refrain.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:42 AM (lwiT4)


I used to help distribute the communion elements at my church. It always saddened me when I would collect the cups afterwards and I would see one where the wine was obviously spat back into the little cup.

But then, I remember that I live in a country where sale of alcohol was once made illegal by constitutional amendment, so I know we're kind of funny that way.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (kPGdd)

398 I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist.

Grammie, I knew there was something familiar in your words and teachings! I love my old Baptist church in Texas, but up here (NoVA) they all seem to be leftist leaning. Which is why we go to a Lutheran church (Missouri Synod of course.) I don't agree with all the doctrine, but at least I'm not being inundated with SJW claptrap from the pulpit. Plus they put on an awesome Oktoberfest!

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (wuzmq)

399 He's been on a roll this week.

I've seen at least half a dozen places link to his "Survival in the Age of Rage" piece.

And to think we knew Teh Ewok when he was only a little cub.

**sniffles**

SUNRIIIIIIIISE, SUNNNNSET. . .

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (X6fMO)

400 State Motto of Wisconsin is "Go Pack"

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

401 Tennis Hall of Fame is in Newport , RI.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 10:48 AM (5M4cQ)

402 the average weight of our police department is around 350#. give or take a biscuit pathetic. the chief lives better than most doctors. something is fucked up here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:48 AM (KP5rU)

403 375. Gin is but one of the many forms of the sacrament of Teh Booz. All are welcomed, all belong.

Now, if the congregation will turn to page 2020 in the hymnal, and join me in singing 'The Cisco Kid'........

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (XfAUP)

404 but I love cilantro and always use heavely in making pica de gallo or salsas

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (R7cwD)

405 For example, Alex Jones seems a lot less crazy now than he did 4 years ago

Let's not go...ummm...crazy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (B+qrE)

406 heavily even or liberally

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (R7cwD)

407 400; grammie, i'm thinking about it. just not sure where we are going yet.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (KP5rU)

408 You know, it's a PITA when you come up with a decent bit of snark and ruin it by leaving a spirochete-infested, round-heeled, kerb-crawling sock on.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (X6fMO)

409 402 the average weight of our police department is around 350#. give or take a biscuit pathetic. the chief lives better than most doctors. something is fucked up here.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:48 AM (KP5rU)

No doubt. A lot of them tend to either be porkers (pun somewhat intended) or roid freaks on the other extreme end.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 10:49 AM (0mRoj)

410 the average weight of our police department is around 350#. give or take
a biscuit pathetic. the chief lives better than most doctors. something
is fucked up here.




hm, sounds like a town that needs an audit

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (c6/9Q)

411 >>> cops in this place are just revenue generators.

>>> I despise motorcycle cops for that very reason.

I'll see your cops and CHiPs and raise you traffic light cameras. Though they do provide for amusing articles when a lawyer gets a traffic cam demand for payment from some 3rd party IT/ billing company.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (71OEY)

412 I don't agree with all the doctrine, but at least
I'm not being inundated with SJW claptrap from the pulpit. Plus they put
on an awesome Oktoberfest!

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 10:47 AM (wuzmq)
=========================

Yeah, I have a few problems with their doctrine as well, which is why I would never become a member, but you're right about the SJW stuff. From what I can see, they don't put up with that crap.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (lwiT4)

413
mmmmmmm pica de gallo..... and chips.


mmmmmmmm

Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

414 Just noticed the similarity of George Soros and Madeleine Albright.

Posted by: My Guess Is Their Evil Hearts Are Twins at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (ndGCC)

415 >>I like Block Island, the seafood, Providence's Little (really) Italy, the omni hotel where we had a great brunch due to being staffed by students at the culinary school.

Block is one of my favorite places. Sitting on the front porch of The National on a beautiful summer morning with a bloody mary or 2 is heaven.

Don't tell anyone though. We are trying to keep the place a secret.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (/tuJf)

416 Know the difference between a Baptist and a Methodist?
The Methodist will say hi to you in the liquor store.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:44 AM (/f1mm)


I know, right? That's my second favoritist Baptist joke. Here's my favoritist:

Q: Why don't Baptists have sex standing up?
A: Because it might lead to dancing.

ThankyouthankyouI'llbehereallweek...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (kPGdd)

417 I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist.




The only thing I dislike about Southern Baptists, is that they won't speak to you when you pass them in the liquor store.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:51 AM (4Ru5B)

418 I thought it was "Come smell our dairy air."


Posted by: irright at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (aSKRB)
======================

That's good. I should forward that to Walker

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 10:51 AM (lwiT4)

419 360 >>>For example, Alex Jones seems a lot less crazy now than he did 4 years ago

??? He's still nutty as squirrel shit.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (98RO2)
===

Alex Jones does get things right, Vault 7 for instance. It's when he talks about chemtrails and Sandy Hook being a false flag is when he loses me.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the whole Bohemian Grove thing did turn out to be a pedophile ring though.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 10:51 AM (BDZWU)

420 >>> the chief lives better than most doctors.
......

That's 'cause police chief is a political job that only pretends to be a police job on occasion.

Your political masters all live like kings compared to the people they allegedly represent.

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (71OEY)

421
Don't tell anyone though. We are trying to keep the place a secret.

According to our betters, it's going to sink in a couple of years anyway.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (B+qrE)

422 I guess I am confused about the wine being considered a sin to some beliefs. it's pretty clear it is a positive blessing unless abused and as gramma said a stumbling block to persons with alcohol issues.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (R7cwD)

423 http://bit.ly/2mne5Iu
====
So you think you ought to make 15 Bucks an hour flipping Hamburgers?

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (y3aQB)

424 The prevailing winds from Plum Island blow North. Sayin'

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (UOJLJ)

425 There was more space in the past for mental models that included visions, voices, seeing ghosts, practicing magic.
Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM


This place seems more in tune with that space than many. Buzzion, for example. And the diversity of voices commenting is very rich, as well.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 09, 2017 10:52 AM (DMUuz)

426 Gin is but one of the many forms of the sacrament of Teh Booz. All are welcomed, all belong.

Now, if the congregation will turn to page 2020 in the hymnal, and join me in singing 'The Cisco Kid'........


In my Army days I got in a little bit of trouble for my "First Church of Beer" flyers.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 09, 2017 10:53 AM (4WhSY)

427 fixerupper, warning -warning cilantro (soap) is liberally used in there!

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:53 AM (R7cwD)

428 410; an audit, or an enema. it's out of control here. no accountability. trust me, the closest this outfit ever got to roids is at the vet. the reason they all drive suv's is because they can't fit in cars.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (KP5rU)

429 And the diversity of voices commenting is very rich, as well.

When we fight...lordy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (B+qrE)

430 In my Army days I got in a little bit of trouble for my "First Church of Beer" flyers.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 09, 2017 10:53 AM (4WhSY)

Is that you, Skippy?

http://skippyslist.com/list/

Posted by: Golfman at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (k0S3A)

431 Q: Why don't Baptists have sex standing up?
A: Because it might lead to dancing.

ThankyouthankyouI'llbehereallweek...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (kPGdd)

I've always heard it as "Why don't Baptists keep the radio on while they're having sex?"

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (/f1mm)

432 Why don't Muslims shop Walmart?

Shut up, infidel, I kill you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (Nwg0u)

433
Don't tell anyone though. We are trying to keep the place a secret.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:50 AM (/tuJf)


It's been a while since I visited. Glad to hear it's still lovely.

Posted by: kallisto at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (nNdYv)

434 High stomping day. Stand clear!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 10:41 AM (4Ru5B)


You got that right. At the rate ace is cranking them out, none of the cobs will be able to get a word in edgewise for at least a fortnight.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (kPGdd)

435 Fuck Plum Island. Some little rube tried to bribe me once with incarceration on Plum Island. Even told me I'd be able to swim in the ocean once a week.

All lies.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (vg8iE)

436 >>According to our betters, it's going to sink in a couple of years anyway.

That would be distressing. Seriously, one of the most beautiful places you will find if you like islands.

And if you are a bird watcher it is a very cool place. Sits right in the middle of a lot of migratory paths and something like half of the island is national seashore so there are trails and hiking areas galore.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (/tuJf)

437 slides chips and salsa onto the table.
It too can be breakfast food!

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (R7cwD)

438

Smallest state, longest name. Take that.
Posted by: JackStraw

kinda like Saskatchewan,

easy to draw, hard to spell

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (FZYNt)

439 So are the snipers in this real, or visions of Joan? Is there a patron saint of snipers?

Gorgeous technique, I weep that I cannot paint that beautifully. Looks like a still from a movie.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (hvf9s)

440 It's elevenses. Think I'll get some tea.

BBL, if only to see what Ace is posting.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (X6fMO)

441 425 There was more space in the past for mental models that included visions, voices, seeing ghosts, practicing magic.
Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 09, 2017 10:35 AM

I have single handedly replaced all that with the internet and PowerPoint movies.

Posted by: Al Gore at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (71OEY)

442 adds guacamole bowl.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (R7cwD)

443 A dead possum is a Road Island.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (lKcIL)

444
Dont drink..... much. About 4 drinks a year.

Not because of my faith, but because I just dont like it anymore.

Having said that, I never understood the religious prohibition on drinking.

Frown on drunkeness.... yes. NO Drinking at all??? Dont get it.

One of the Holy Sacraments involves the consumption of alcohol. Jesus himself turned the water into wine. Jesus himself ran the open bar for a wedding reception. One could say Jesus was the life of that party.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

445 426. For years, I've thought if updating and syncretizing Mayan worship of the corn-god. Sacraments would be corn in its most perfect forms - a double-shot of bourbon and handful of Fritos.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (XfAUP)

446 Damn. She's looking right at me...

Posted by: The sniper in the tree at March 09, 2017 10:56 AM (8b+oT)

447 Halfbright does look like Soros.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 09, 2017 10:56 AM (shLnc)

448
410; an audit, or an enema. it's out of control here. no accountability.
trust me, the closest this outfit ever got to roids is at the vet. the
reason they all drive suv's is because they can't fit in cars.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:54 AM (KP5rU)

heard of Rita Crundwell ?

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 10:56 AM (c6/9Q)

449 really do love this painting. I wish I could own one.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (R7cwD)

450 448; can't say that i have.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (KP5rU)

451 Is that you, Skippy?

Heh, no. Same players, different war.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (4WhSY)

452 the chickens come home to roost one way or another

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (c6/9Q)

453 out to do chores. have fun peoples.

Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (R7cwD)

454 >>> It's elevenses. Think I'll get some tea.

I did a marathon viewing of the LOTR extended editions recently with friends! Potluck style snacks and hot breakfast by the host. Took a full twelve hours with breaks between the movies. So fun. One friend had never seen it before, was fun to see her reactions.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (hvf9s)

455 The RI state bird is The Red Hen.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (UOJLJ)

456 Bonjour:

Pourquoi non "Jean D'Arc" ???

Posted by: 11B40 at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (evgyj)

457 this is the kind of painting that will merit inclusion in george lucas' museum of narrative art, i would think. outside of rockwell, the wyeths and some illustrators, i wonder who else will makes it. can't just about all the old masters? will he include greek & roman myths? will baroque history painting make the grade? or just 19th & 20th century realism...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (WTSFk)

458 Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM (kPGdd)

He said he was trying to write a couple of posts each night to have something ready to go at a reasonable time in the morning.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (sEDyY)

459 339 You know who else was marching all the time?

The USC Marching Band.

Also Hitler.

Do you now see how deep it goes?

---

I thought the Saints were supposed to come marching in.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (PNcou)

460 >>> One of the Holy Sacraments involves the consumption of alcohol. Jesus himself turned the water into wine.
.......

It's not wine! It's blood! (Because cannibalism and vampirism are way better than drinking alcohol).

I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

461 449 really do love this painting. I wish I could own one.

Me too.

Then I'd sell it, hang Kinkaide's all through the house, and put the rest in the bank.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 09, 2017 11:00 AM (nw6G5)

462 Lynne Stewart is a good start but when can Ramsey Clark start composting?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 09, 2017 11:00 AM (Eyx+b)

463 426 Gin is but one of the many forms of the sacrament of Teh Booz. All are welcomed, all belong.

Watched a James May (Top Gear guy) and Oz Clark show where I learned that gin is essentially a lab creation. Alcohol + juniper berries and other spices IIRC. Thought that was pretty interesting.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 11:00 AM (/f1mm)

464 I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist.
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When we're actually commanded by Jesus Christ at the last supper to drink wine in remembrance of Him. Glad to see some of the Baptist churches backing away from that "drinking is a sin" thing.

Posted by: Dang at March 09, 2017 11:00 AM (8b+oT)

465 can't say that i have.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (KP5rU)

small town comptroller defrauding said small town of gazillions - spent on horses/horse breeding, got caught eventually, now serving time

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:00 AM (c6/9Q)

466 Schumer can turn the water into whine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:01 AM (Nwg0u)

467 Didn't see start the Occupy Orleans movement?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:01 AM (PNcou)

468 Aw, this is one of my favorite paintings!

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at March 09, 2017 11:01 AM (flSXZ)

469 Speaking of Alex Jones, I'm listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Steven Crowder and they started talking about pizzagate and Rogan seems to buy into it more then Crowder does.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:01 AM (BDZWU)

470 457 this is the kind of painting that will merit inclusion in george lucas' museum of narrative art, i would think. outside of rockwell, the wyeths and some illustrators, i wonder who else will makes it. can't just about all the old masters? will he include greek & roman myths?

--------

Yes, there will be an exhibit on Greek vases & the stories depicted on them.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:02 AM (7HtZB)

471 400 State Motto of Wisconsin is "Go Pack"

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we're moving somewhere warm

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:02 AM (PNcou)

472 spent on horses/horse breeding

Eeewww ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 09, 2017 11:02 AM (nw6G5)

473 >>Why don't Muslims shop Walmart?



Duuuude, stop by our nearby Walmart.
Hubby has nicknamed it "Walid World" - many hijabs, and even the occasion full-cover burka'd shoppers.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (NOIQH)

474 >>>I love the story of Joan of Arc, though.<<<

Do you know the story of Joan of Arc Light? She rode a B-52 Stratofortress in the carpet bombing campaigns against the Norks before the reckoning.

Posted by: Fritz at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (2Mnv1)

475 >>> Watched a James May (Top Gear guy) and Oz Clark show where I learned that gin is essentially a lab creation.
.......

Have a look at th packaging for darn near anything that you eat or drink. It's all lab creations.

That good though. I'm going to eat as much crap as possible and become immortal like Keith Richards.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (71OEY)

476 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever. Always grape juice. Rev's (and my) church uses wine, but I can't take communion there.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

477 ... will there be an avid following for paintings of the british home front during the boer war?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (WTSFk)

478
Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004


Going to be an early afternoon!

Posted by: Wild Bill Wynner at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (IqV8l)

479 So what's Rhode Island's Charon?

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 09, 2017 10:34 AM


Great Falls.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (p+Wdc)

480 we're moving somewhere warm

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:02 AM (PNcou)
================

LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (lwiT4)

481 they started talking about pizzagate and Rogan seems to buy into it more then Crowder does.

I am willing to credit Pizzagate as being in the realm of the possible, but at a percentage down there with the odds that I'll ever find myself motorboating Kate Upton.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (TppKb)

482 465; our current village president tried to abolish the police department here. she was lucky to get out of that with her life. the corruption runs deep. real deep.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (KP5rU)

483 We would prefer to picture the Saints as beautiful people. Ourselves also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (/ZEVC)

484 really do love this painting. I wish I could own one.
Posted by: willow at March 09, 2017 10:57 AM (R7cwD)


Here you go, 18"x20" print on canvas for only $21:

http://tinyurl.com/zvv5wz8

I got a print of Metcalf's On the Suffolk Coast from there for about the same price after seeing it on a previous MMOT.

Stretching and framing the print was about $320 though, so... y'know... be aware of that.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (8nWyX)

485 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.

As the KTVU announcer put it: Ho Lee Fuk.

And I'd bet every one of them is dissertation-length.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:05 AM (TppKb)

486 I was raised "drinking is a sin" Baptist.

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so about that Jesus turning water into wine story...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:05 AM (PNcou)

487 i bet he includes sci-fi illustrations.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 09, 2017 11:05 AM (WTSFk)

488 454 >>> It's elevenses. Think I'll get some tea.

I did a marathon viewing of the LOTR extended editions recently with friends! Potluck style snacks and hot breakfast by the host. Took a full twelve hours with breaks between the movies. So fun. One friend had never seen it before, was fun to see her reactions.
Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (hvf9s)

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I haven't done that in years.

I did do one movie a day over three days a couple of years ago.

Maybe when my son is old enough to sit through it, I'll give it a go in one day.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:06 AM (mC1ZI)

489 Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 10:46 AM (zM7sQ)

Interesting the USA Today suddenly no longer thinks Trump is Satan incarnate and is willing to post actual news that looks less than shining for O. Wonder what happened since during the election they were baying right along with the rest of the anti-Trunp pack.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:06 AM (sEDyY)

490 460 It's not wine! It's blood! (Because cannibalism and vampirism are way better than drinking alcohol).

I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

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Do we still burn heretics?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:06 AM (mC1ZI)

491 Was my reply to willow just willowed by willow?

Is that even possible?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 09, 2017 11:06 AM (8nWyX)

492 31 Senators (mostly RYNO's) sent Tillerson a request to increase H2B visas. BB

These cock suckers will never get it.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (UOJLJ)

493 so about that Jesus turning water into wine story...
Posted by: Buzzsaw90

they didn't have Daisani back then

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (FZYNt)

494
I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (IqV8l)

495 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever. Always grape juice. Rev's (and my) church uses wine, but I can't take communion there.
Posted by: grammie winger
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*?!*

So, those Lutherans really are fascists.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (/ZEVC)

496 Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (5M4cQ)

497 That's odd. Because Joan of Arc was a bit nuts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 09:25 AM (uSlc


More than a bit, I'd say.

And what's with the giant Oscar statue in the background, with the photoshopped head "attached" in among the trees?

Is this really bad art week, and I just didn't get the memo?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (TOk1P)

498 Do we still burn heretics?

Three times a week and twice on Sundays

Posted by: Queen Mary I at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (TppKb)

499 496 Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink.
Posted by: Jack Sock

He lost his head over it

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (FZYNt)

500 >>they started talking about pizzagate and Rogan seems to buy into it more then Crowder does.

I'll agree that the Podesta's pedo art collection + spirit cooking (and the associated witchcraft imagery) + weird and unsettling emails = something just ain't right with those people, and they are likely into some weird-a$$ sh#t.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

501 Interesting the USA Today suddenly no longer thinks Trump is Satan incarnate and is willing to post actual news that looks less than shining for O. Wonder what happened since during the election they were baying right along with the rest of the anti-Trunp pack.



IRS anal probe.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (4Ru5B)

502 It looks almost like a photograph, not a painting.

Posted by: MathMom at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (mSbwX)

503 476 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever. Always grape juice. Rev's (and my) church uses wine, but I can't take communion there.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

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One of the priests at my elementary school was a recovering alcoholic, so the chalice he did the consecration with was always filled with grape juice. I know this because I was an altar boy at the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (mC1ZI)

504 498 Do we still burn heretics?

Only if they weigh more than a duck and therefore are made of wood.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (BDZWU)

505 And what's with the giant Oscar statue in the background

Threadwinner.

Posted by: Queen Mary I at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (TppKb)

506 i expect lucas' museum will be successful in any case.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (WTSFk)

507 *?!*



So, those Lutherans really are fascists.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (/ZEVC)
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You know who else wouldn't let non-Lutherans take communion?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (lwiT4)

508 476 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever. Always grape juice. Rev's (and my) church uses wine, but I can't take communion there.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

Sure you can. Just sucker punch the deacon, grab it and run.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (0mRoj)

509 488 454 >>> It's elevenses. Think I'll get some tea.

I did a marathon viewing of the LOTR extended editions recently with friends! Potluck style snacks and hot breakfast by the host. Took a full twelve hours with breaks between the movies. So fun. One friend had never seen it before, was fun to see her reactions.
Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 10:58 AM (hvf9s)

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I haven't done that in years.

I did do one movie a day over three days a couple of years ago.

Maybe when my son is old enough to sit through it, I'll give it a go in one day.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:06 AM (mC1ZI)

I'm planning on doing that during my "staycation" this year. With hookers & blow thanks to my tax refund.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (7HtZB)

510 Oops.

Posted by: JEM there goes that sock thing again at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (TppKb)

511 Grammie - You want wine? Here have some of mine...

Posted by: Jeremiah the bullfrog at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (/ZEVC)

512 our current village president tried to abolish the
police department here. she was lucky to get out of that with her life.
the corruption runs deep. real deep.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 09, 2017 11:04 AM (KP5rU)

right, it can get dangerous. probably needs to come from the outside, like an auditor.

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (c6/9Q)

513 I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

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absolutely

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (PNcou)

514 I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

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absolutely

*** sinks stake and gathers kindling ***

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (PNcou)

515 >>>Interesting the USA Today suddenly no longer thinks Trump is Satan incarnate
.....

If you can't beat him, join him? We, for one, hail our orange overlord!

Accusing of of actually printing news is going too far, sir.
*throws gauntlet*

Posted by: USA Today at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (71OEY)

516 496 Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (5M4cQ)

Crazy sumbitch also ate locusts and wild honey.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (0mRoj)

517 >>Do we still burn heretics?

Dunno. Ask Milo, a heretic for leaving the Progressive Plantation.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (NOIQH)

518 504 498 Do we still burn heretics?

Only if they weigh more than a duck and therefore are made of wood.
Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (BDZWU)

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SAME as a duck.

It's a fair court.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (mC1ZI)

519 Wonder what happened since during the election they were baying right along with the rest of the anti-Trunp pack.

It's a trap!

Posted by: GMan at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (sxq57)

520 ... and a technological marvel.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (WTSFk)

521 Sure you can. Just sucker punch the deacon, grab it and run.

Bring 'em a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 and see if everyone actually sips from the cup...

Posted by: JEM no sockfail this time? at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (TppKb)

522 Sure you can. Just sucker punch the deacon, grab it and run.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (0mRoj)
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My husband is the one who dispenses it! He'd cut off my shoe money!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (lwiT4)

523 by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (0mRoj)

He was on the Paleo diet. No bread either.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (5M4cQ)

524 514 I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

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absolutely

*** sinks stake and gathers kindling ***
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (PNcou)

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Yay!

Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (mC1ZI)

525 If you can't beat him, join him?

Beat it, it's the Copts!

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (TppKb)

526 I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)
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I've always liked the passage in John 6 where Jesus tells the Pharisees "whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." It's like he was deliberately trying to gross them out.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (kPGdd)

527 457 this is the kind of painting that will merit inclusion in george lucas' museum of narrative art, i would think. outside of rockwell, the wyeths and some illustrators, i wonder who else will makes it. can't just about all the old masters? will he include greek & roman myths?
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Yes, there will be an exhibit on Greek vases & the stories depicted on them.
Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:02 AM (7HtZB)


Is this museum the one planned for downtown LA, that I think was finally greenlit recently?

I'm expecting tons of Frazetta or it's not a real museum of narrative art. Also pulp fiction covers.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (hvf9s)

528 Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!


Guillotine is more humane

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (c6/9Q)

529 354 Heh. I see 4 posts by ace in draft. This might be a high output day.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 10:39 AM (kPGdd)


So you're saying ace is a prepper?

Posted by: buzzion at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (z/Ubi)

530
>>> absolutely

*** sinks stake and gathers kindling ***
........

Ooo! BBQ!

umm... wait. Yeah, cannibal BBQ is still weird. Especially when I'm being spitted.

Posted by: USA Today at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (71OEY)

531 I'm supposed to be getting our tax documents together. And yet, here I sit.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (lwiT4)

532 Bring 'em a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 and see if everyone actually sips from the cup...





Coughing and gasping are a dead give-away!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (4Ru5B)

533 528 Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!


Guillotine is more humane
Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (c6/9Q)

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Less purifying.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (mC1ZI)

534 "John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink."


Invented the 'cannonball'.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (hLRSq)

535 I've always liked the passage in John 6 where Jesus tells the Pharisees "whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." It's like he was deliberately trying to gross them out.

We're on board...

Posted by: Earthworm Local 102 at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (TppKb)

536 So you're saying ace is a prepper?

I don't care what brand of soda he drinks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (4WhSY)

537 505 And what's with the giant Oscar statue in the background

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that means that this is the Best Picture

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (PNcou)

538 511 Grammie - You want wine? Here have some of mine...

Posted by: Jeremiah the bullfrog at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (/ZEVC)


I'll bet it's mighty fine...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (kPGdd)

539 He was on the Paleo diet. No bread either.

-
Talk about gainz! He lost 10 lbs. over night when Salome danced.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (Nwg0u)

540 538 511 Grammie - You want wine? Here have some of mine...

Posted by: Jeremiah the bullfrog at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (/ZEVC)

I'll bet it's mighty fine...
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (kPGdd)

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We'll have a most triumphant time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (mC1ZI)

541 Less purifying.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (mC1ZI)

Your preferred option is environmentally unsound


Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (c6/9Q)

542 You know who else wouldn't let non-Lutherans take communion?
Posted by: grammie winger
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lol

But seriously, I've never been questioned about it in the Anglican-ish churches, and I've taken communion in some *very* High Churchy churches. Some that for all intents and purposes were protestant only in name, almost indistinguishable in liturgy from Catholic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (/ZEVC)

543 460 >>> One of the Holy Sacraments involves the consumption of alcohol. Jesus himself turned the water into wine.
.......

It's not wine! It's blood! (Because cannibalism and vampirism are way better than drinking alcohol).

I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)



I'm sorry but as a Catholic your joke need to be un-levity. Like our communion wafers

Posted by: buzzion at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (z/Ubi)

544 Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (UOJLJ)

Being involved with fighting human trafficking, I am no bigger a fan of the H1B program then of turning a blind eye to illegals. Both create a huge incentive for exploitation and trafficking but H1B companies get to skirt the definition of slavery while under cover of law.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (sEDyY)

545 Site question:

Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (mC1ZI)

546 500 >>they started talking about pizzagate and Rogan seems to buy into it more then Crowder does.

I'll agree that the Podesta's pedo art collection + spirit cooking (and the associated witchcraft imagery) + weird and unsettling emails = something just ain't right with those people, and they are likely into some weird-a$$ sh#t.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

The reason I think there's something to it is that of all the conspiracy theories out there, pizzagate is the one the NYT & the National Laughingstock chose to run articles to debunk it, and reddit, where you can talk about anything, shut down the subreddit on pizzagate.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

547 524 514 I hope the Catholics around here will forgive me and take this with the levity intended.
Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 10:59 AM (71OEY)

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absolutely

*** sinks stake and gathers kindling ***
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:09 AM (PNcou)

====================

Yay!

Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:10 AM (mC1ZI)
.........

Burn me if you must (though if the guillotine option is available...). I want it on record, however, that I weigh more than a duck and have never turned anyone into a Newt. That was all Gingrich's mom's doing.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (71OEY)

548 Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!

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well that's because it's hard to find a good heretic

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (PNcou)

549 541 Less purifying.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (mC1ZI)

Your preferred option is environmentally unsound


Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (c6/9Q)

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We can buy indulgences to make up for it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (mC1ZI)

550 http://tinyurl.com/z8xpuak

Burger Flipping Robot.

I need one.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (lKcIL)

551 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever. Always grape juice. Rev's (and my) church uses wine, but I can't take communion there.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Wow. That's interesting, because our church welcomes all believing Christians to the Lord's Table-you don't have to be a member. I guess that's the SJWism slowly creeping in...

Posted by: moki at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (wuzmq)

552 I'm sorry but as a Catholic your joke need to be un-levity. Like our communion wafers

Dentists rejoice.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (TppKb)

553 "John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink."


Invented the 'cannonball'.



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Or the Preacher's Seat.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (4Ru5B)

554
Is this museum the one planned for downtown LA, that I think was finally greenlit recently?

I'm expecting tons of Frazetta or it's not a real museum of narrative art. Also pulp fiction covers.
Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (hvf9s)

From what I understand, there will be original comic & pulp magazine cover art.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

555 I've always liked the passage in John 6 where Jesus tells the Pharisees "whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." It's like he was deliberately trying to gross them out.

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The actual greek/aramaic (whatever term) has the sense of gnaw just to make it more visceral

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:16 AM (PNcou)

556 Oh hell! I didn't even see the other haloed superfriends floating next to the giant Oscar statue with the photoshopped head.

Good grief, if this is what passes for high art, give me Jax Pollack tossing the contents of his trashcan at a canvas any day.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:16 AM (TOk1P)

557 If drinking is a sin, then I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: Val Kilmer, your less drunk than you neighbor at March 09, 2017 11:16 AM (GzcB9)

558 540 538 511 Grammie - You want wine? Here have some of mine...

Posted by: Jeremiah the bullfrog at March 09, 2017 11:08 AM (/ZEVC)

I'll bet it's mighty fine...
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:13 AM (kPGdd)

=====================

We'll have a most triumphant time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Jeremiah only spoke Latin, I never understood a single word he said.

Posted by: Hoyt Axton at March 09, 2017 11:17 AM (/ZEVC)

559 >>> Interesting the USA Today suddenly no longer thinks Trump is Satan incarnate and is willing to post actual news that looks less than shining for O. Wonder what happened since during the election they were baying right along with the rest of the anti-Trunp pack.

Well Ivanka's clothing company just posted record sales, Joy Villa was #1 in iTunes after the MAGA dress, and Melania's approval rating has skyrocketed. Maybe they want to make money and realized appealing to middle class conservatives that at least tolerate Trump is profitable?

Nah, not possible, that would be too intelligent of them.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 11:17 AM (hvf9s)

560 "the average weight of our police department is around 350#"

If you go round to the surplus-property auctions where the PDs get rid of their used vehicles, it's amazing how many of the old Police Interceptors have driver's seats that are totally fatigued out. Can't be repaired, have to be replaced.

Fat cookie-monster cops plus body armor plus an array of belt equipment that would fascinate Batman. It adds up.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 09, 2017 11:17 AM (noWW6)

561 Less purifying.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:12 AM (mC1ZI)



Your preferred option is environmentally unsound





Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (c6/9Q)



====================



We can buy indulgences to make up for it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (mC1ZI)

Bully for you

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:17 AM (c6/9Q)

562 In his book, 'History of the English Speaking Peoples', Winston Churchill granted that yes, given the amazingly implausible events surrounding her life and actions, Joan Of Arc might very well have been inspired by God, and deeply regretted his country's barbarous treatment of her.

I note Churchill's take on this because he was not the sort given to conceding the miraculous.

Posted by: troyriser at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (Fw5cQ)

563 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (/ZEVC)
======================


But everyone in the church knows I'm not Lutheran, so I can't blend in with the crowd.


It's all good. Once a month we either go to the Evangelical Free Church for their Saturday night service, or I go home to Kenosha and go to my old church. I just learned recently that some churches only take Communion on the Thursday before Easter - once a year - so I don't feel so bad.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (lwiT4)

564 521. the priest at my angel's church uses malaga and madeira - I bumped into him at the liquor store, and he had a case of each. (Or he could be a lush what likes a nasty hangover, but that seems unlikely. )

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (XfAUP)

565 We can buy indulgences to make up for it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (mC1ZI)


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like carbon credits in eternity

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:19 AM (PNcou)

566 564 521. the priest at my angel's church uses malaga and madeira - I bumped into him at the liquor store, and he had a case of each. (Or he could be a lush what likes a nasty hangover, but that seems unlikely. )
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants

curious about what he would have been carrying if you had bumped into him at the sex shop

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 11:19 AM (FZYNt)

567 Site question:

Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:14 AM (mC1ZI)


Uh, because.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:19 AM (kPGdd)

568 Flipping burger robot!

Posted by: Unemployed burgermeister at March 09, 2017 11:19 AM (IqV8l)

569 Or maybe it's like one of those things in the old Highlights magazines for kids, where you're supposed to find all the unrelated things hidden in the picture.

Hey kids, there are 10 angels, saints and assorted cherubim in this picture, can you find all of them? Turn to page 74 to see if you found them all!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (TOk1P)

570 567
Uh, because.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:19 AM (kPGdd)

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Oh, well. As long as you put it that way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (mC1ZI)

571 The reason I think there's something to it is that of all the conspiracy theories out there, pizzagate is the one the NYT & the National Laughingstock chose to run articles to debunk it, and reddit, where you can talk about anything, shut down the subreddit on pizzagate.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (7HtZB)

+1. That's a bizarre thing to witness. I watch local and national news daily, and the first hint of it was when the guy went to the restaurant with a gun and every talking head said the same "fake news conspiracy theory" line while somehow simultaneously being the first time they'd mentioned the story on air.

It was deemed vs. determined.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (/f1mm)

572 "John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink."

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**Thumbs through the New Testament.

I cant seem to find the Book of John the Baptist.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (8XRCm)

573 curious about what he would have been carrying if you had bumped into him at the sex shop


"I was spreading The Word, my son to sinners here " ?

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (c6/9Q)

574 "the average weight of our police department is around 350#"

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but at least no witches there

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (PNcou)

575 >>they started talking about pizzagate and Rogan seems to buy into it more then Crowder does.

I'll agree that the Podesta's pedo art collection + spirit cooking (and the associated witchcraft imagery) + weird and unsettling emails = something just ain't right with those people, and they are likely into some weird-a$$ sh#t.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:07 AM (NOIQH)



I remember the big "scandal" about Nancy Reagan's astrologist, but wasn't there something about Hillary and seances?

Posted by: Country Singer at March 09, 2017 11:21 AM (uiwCw)

576 Vic, If you are passing by -- Happy Birthday and best wishes for a happy and healthy year. Love Vic Newz.

Posted by: gracepc at March 09, 2017 11:21 AM (OU4q6)

577 s this museum the one planned for downtown LA, that I think was finally greenlit recently?



I'm expecting tons of Frazetta or it's not a real museum of narrative art. Also pulp fiction covers.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 11:11 AM (hvf9s)

Wasn't the Lucas museum one planning on being in Chicago? Of course now they are getting the greatest of all museum/library. Millions will visit it every year to see the wax dummy's of Obama and Michelle..

Posted by: Colin at March 09, 2017 11:21 AM (zM7sQ)

578 566. Heh.....whatever the Father's habits are, I'm sure he uses pre-paid visa giftcards, bought for cash, and has Amazon deliver to a private mailbox company what forwards it to another mail-drop.

**shifty eyes***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:22 AM (XfAUP)

579 Millions will visit it every year to see the wax dummy's of Obama and Michelle..
Posted by: Colin

amazingly the wax versions are more intelligent than the real thing

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 11:22 AM (FZYNt)

580 564 521. the priest at my angel's church uses malaga and madeira - I bumped into him at the liquor store, and he had a case of each. (Or he could be a lush what likes a nasty hangover, but that seems unlikely. )
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (XfAUP)


Madeira and Malaga? That's right out of Edward Lear.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 09, 2017 11:22 AM (CPk08)

581

Surprisingly,NOT a muslim

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/259319/

Posted by: steevy at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (r/0kC)

582 548
Haven't had a good heretic burning in years!



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well that's because it's hard to find a good heretic

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 09, 2017 11:15 AM (PNcou)

Is not. Just ask the AGW cult.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (jxbfJ)

583 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever.

Posted by: grammie winger

The church I was raised in started offering the choice of wine or grape juice (from originally just using grape juice) about 10 years ago. Mostly seems like an added expense to provide both, although I know there are recovering alcoholics that they don't want to hurt so *only* wine wasn't really an option either. I don't know what the deciding factors were though since we had moved away by then.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (sEDyY)

584 In his book, 'History of the English Speaking Peoples', Winston Churchill granted that yes, given the amazingly implausible events surrounding her life and actions, Joan Of Arc might very well have been inspired by God, and deeply regretted his country's barbarous treatment of her.

I note Churchill's take on this because he was not the sort given to conceding the miraculous.

Posted by: troyriser at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (Fw5cQ)


That's nice and all, but I subscribe to the notion that God is not up there whispering in teenage girls' ears to go lead armies to slaughter folk who believe in a slightly different version of His story.

I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (TOk1P)

585 here is a fun story, CNN reporter eats human brain on air

Posted by: runner at March 09, 2017 11:24 AM (c6/9Q)

586 579 Doe the wax Mooch have the "bulge"?

Posted by: steevy at March 09, 2017 11:24 AM (r/0kC)

587 I've always liked the passage in John 6 where Jesus tells the Pharisees "whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." It's like he was deliberately trying to gross them out.
......


I was raised Catholic and even did the altar boy thing (where every altar boy I ever knew of, including me, was guIlly of snitching some wine from the bottle in the fridge).

One day, while I was in the middle of seriously questioning my beliefs phase, someone made a joke about some of the fundamentals being a belief in cannibalism, vampirism, and zombies.

That didn't change my mind (that took a lot longer) but when I first heard, my mind fought for a few minutes between being upset about heresy, horrified, and finding it hysterically funny. Kinda felt like the rumor that if you eat pop rocks with Coke, you'll explode.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:24 AM (71OEY)

588 Site question:

Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Witness the power of a fully operational MoveableType 00.005 Beta!!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 09, 2017 11:25 AM (4YGWz)

589 Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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*makes note in Madison's permanent dossier: -Troublemaker*

Posted by: The gods of the AoSHQ Copybook Headings at March 09, 2017 11:25 AM (/ZEVC)

590 Five R Senators now oppose RYNOCARE.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 11:25 AM (UOJLJ)

591 Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (8XRCm)

He is written about in every gospel. And deemed to have been prophesied in the Old Testament. Admittedly your sarcasm went over my head.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (5M4cQ)

592 I note Churchill's take on this because he was not the sort given to conceding the miraculous.
Posted by: troyriser at March 09, 2017 11:18 AM (Fw5cQ)


Not being one that's seen any kind of supernatural event ... I'd be pretty much impossible to convince that one happened.

OTOH, if I actually saw one - I wouldn't deny what I saw either.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (nw6G5)

593 That's nice and all, but I subscribe to the notion that God is not up there whispering in teenage girls' ears to go lead armies to slaughter folk who believe in a slightly different version of His story.

I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (TOk1P)

Religion played a role but was not the primary driver behind the 100 Years War.

Posted by: troyriser at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (Fw5cQ)

594 Just putting in a quick appearance before the Day starts (i.e. Ace speaks).

Howdy.

Another fantastic summer's day here in Oklahoma. 70° now, going up to 83 at least.

Is it too soon to start griping about Daylight Slaving Time?

Posted by: mindful webworker, easily at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (5CJXD)

595 **Thumbs through the New Testament.
I cant seem to find the Book of John the Baptist.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (8XRCm)


I think it's right after the book of Fred the Lutheran.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (kPGdd)

596 Frankie Hollywood uses Funky Cold Medina.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (Nwg0u)

597 Maybe people who cling to rationality are not worthy vessels for a religious experience. Just a random speculation on my part...

Posted by: Max Power at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (QCc6B)

598 Nah, not possible, that would be too intelligent of them.

Posted by: LizLem at March 09, 2017 11:17 AM (hvf9s)

Exactly. The fact that it is economically sound to support Trump sure hasn't weighed with *most* of the MFM. Makes me wonder if the composition of their board/editors is a little different than the rest.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (sEDyY)

599 "John the Baptist was the model. He did not drink."
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**Thumbs through the New Testament.

I cant seem to find the Book of John the Baptist.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 09, 2017 11:20 AM (8XRCm)


yeah, I think John the B is another one of those fellas whose story probably should have been left on the cutting room floor. Edited out, for clarity of the narrative, and not just to cut down the running time.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (TOk1P)

600 "I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals."


*thumbs through the old testament*

God could get pretty particular about what the mere mortals were to do to those folk over there. Real fatally particular.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

601 I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (TOk1P)

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**ahem**

A word please sir.

Posted by: Joshua at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (8XRCm)

602 589 Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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*makes note in Madison's permanent dossier: -Troublemaker*
Posted by: The gods of the AoSHQ Copybook Headings at March 09, 2017 11:25 AM (/ZEVC)

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Really? I'm only NOW getting into that?

Jeez.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (mC1ZI)

603 593. I watched with glee while your kings & queens, & etc.

Woo-woo!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (XfAUP)

604 I subscribe to the notion that God is not up there whispering in teenage girls' ears to go lead armies to slaughter folk who believe in a slightly different version of His story.

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That's Allah.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:28 AM (Nwg0u)

605 He is written about in every gospel. And deemed to have been prophesied in the Old Testament. Admittedly your sarcasm went over my head.
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (5M4cQ)


And Jesus referred to him as the greatest man who had ever lived.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:28 AM (kPGdd)

606 I can honestly say that in the multiple decades I have been a Christian, I have never had wine at Communion ever.

Posted by: grammie winger
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Sneak into an Episcopal Church some time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:28 AM (/ZEVC)

607 You're right. The thing behind her is a swift. You use it for skeining yarn

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (5HBd1)

608 Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" is a free book on iBooks.
2 volumes.
Good reading.

Posted by: navybrat at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (w7KSn)

609 603 593. I watched with glee while your kings & queens, & etc.

Woo-woo!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants

Pleased to meet you

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (FZYNt)

610 Sneak into an Episcopal Church some time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:28 AM (/ZEVC)


We usually use sherry.

The Frozen Chosen have standards, you know.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (hLRSq)

611 >>> Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?
........

*searches through history of reasons people have posted, "This is why we can't have nice things!"*

It's a long list.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (71OEY)

612 608 Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" is a free book on iBooks.
2 volumes.
Good reading.
Posted by: navybrat at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (w7KSn)

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Anything published before 1923 is in the public domain.

Gutenberg.org is a great source.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (mC1ZI)

613 That's nice and all, but I subscribe to the notion that God is not up there whispering in teenage girls' ears to go lead armies to slaughter folk who believe in a slightly different version of His story.

I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:23 AM (TOk1P)

Religion played a role but was not the primary driver behind the 100 Years War.

Posted by: troyriser at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (Fw5cQ)


I was specifically referencing Joanie here, not the rest of the story.

Had Churchill said something like "hey you know, maybe the endless wars we had with france (and others), now that we look back on it, was mostly over silly nonsense, and this Joan girl in particular, we weren't very nice to her." I could get on board with it.

I just don't buy the "inspired by God" aspect of her whole thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:31 AM (TOk1P)

614 http://bit.ly/2mndeHO
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House Democrat Staffers Accused Of Holding Woman 'In Captivity' For Cash | The Daily Caller

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 11:31 AM (y3aQB)

615 That's nice and all, but I subscribe to the notion that God is not up there whispering in teenage girls' ears to go lead armies to slaughter folk who believe in a slightly different version of His story.
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I'm a good deal less certain about that.

Posted by: Goliath, Philistine at March 09, 2017 11:31 AM (/ZEVC)

616 yeah, I think John the B is another one of those fellas whose story probably should have been left on the cutting room floor. Edited out, for clarity of the narrative, and not just to cut down the running time.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (TOk1P)


Thank you, I shall take that under advisement.

Posted by: the Alnighty at March 09, 2017 11:31 AM (kPGdd)

617 Why can't we see sidebar items in actual post/comment threads? Why must we go to the main page?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

#twoweeks

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (dQJCS)

618 yeah, I think John the B is another one of those
fellas whose story probably should have been left on the cutting room
floor. Edited out, for clarity of the narrative, and not just to cut
down the running time.



Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (TOk1P)
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Since he was foretold in the Old Testament as the one who would come before the Messiah, and the Virgin Mary went to tell her cousin Elizabeth about her pregnancy, and Elizabeth herself said the baby she was carrying (John the Baptist) leapt for joy at Mary's news, and John was the forerunner of Jesus, declaring "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is near", and since Jesus Himself declared that there was no one ever born who was greater than John the Baptist .....

I wouldn't leave him on the cutting room floor.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (lwiT4)

619 I just don't buy the "inspired by God" aspect of her whole thing.
Posted by: BurtTC

Mind your "P"'s and "Q"'s

Posted by: Zombie George Washington at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (FZYNt)

620 >>Witness the power of a fully operational MoveableType 00.005 Beta!!!!!


Heh. At least pixy isn't refusing to host comments on sites at which comment content offends her like Disqus is (someone linked to a Vox Day post on this).
Pixy is a lot more random and mysterious about who she bans

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

621 609. You're damned right. You horde should take note of Rick SD, here. The man has some courtesy, some sympathy, and some taste. You could all take lessons in politesse from him.

**gives BSG the hairy eyeball**

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (XfAUP)

622 Interesting. Some Italian archbishop is alleging that the Obama administration put pressure on Pope Benedict XVI to step aside.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (BDZWU)

623 Anything published before 1923 is in the public domain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (mC1ZI)


Not if we can help it!

Posted by: Disney lawyers at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (kPGdd)

624
I wouldn't leave him on the cutting room floor.
Posted by: grammie winger

Maybe give him a prequel

Posted by: George Lucas at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (FZYNt)

625 >>> yeah, I think John the B is another one of those fellas whose story probably should have been left on the cutting room floor.
......

*throws up hands*

Everyone is a critic!

Posted by: Council of Nicea, Vatican I, Vatican II at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (71OEY)

626 Speaking of Goliath...

The Germans had an automobile company named 'Goliath'. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 09, 2017 11:34 AM (/ZEVC)

627 House Democrat Staffers Accused Of Holding Woman 'In Captivity' For Cash | The Daily Caller

We are rapidly approaching the point at which 'scum' is an insufficient term for Democrats.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:34 AM (TppKb)

628 yeah. That Joan of Arc is at the Met in NYC. I went there with a girl once, she was transfixed by it and it was the only thing in the museum that she talked about for days

Posted by: Lurker primus at March 09, 2017 11:34 AM (DhPrq)

629 610. 'Amontillado?'
'I have my doubts.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at March 09, 2017 11:34 AM (XfAUP)

630 The Hundred Years War was a battle by the English to gain the French crown for the Plantagenets based on Edward III's status as a grandson of the French king. It's hard to see why God would choose sides in that one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (5y4sp)

631 I remember the big "scandal" about Nancy Reagan's astrologist, but wasn't there something about Hillary and seances?
Posted by: Country Singer at March 09, 2017 11:21 AM (uiwCw)

Yeah, she was once accidentally summoned by some kids playing with a Ouiji board. Spooky.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (7HtZB)

632 House Democrat Staffers Accused Of Holding Woman 'In Captivity' For Cash | The Daily Caller
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Those are the same three Pakistani brothers with high-paying IT-security positions. Who *are* those people?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (PXbkt)

633 Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

Especially since Pixy Misa is actually a *he*. I'm not sure anyone's ever asked him why he chose a female anime character as his avatar (probably afraid to find out).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (sEDyY)

634 623 Anything published before 1923 is in the public domain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:30 AM (mC1ZI)

Not if we can help it!
Posted by: Disney lawyers at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (kPGdd)

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As long as Disney is theirs, they won't push it further back.

Ugh, just let the thing go. You have Star Wars and Marvel now, not to mention Pixar.

You're a mint. Who cares if everyone and their uncles starts selling knockoff Mickey stuff?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (mC1ZI)

635 "I kinda think God leaves the military decision-making to us mere mortals."
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*thumbs through the old testament*

God could get pretty particular about what the mere mortals were to do to those folk over there. Real fatally particular.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (hLRSq)


Yes, I have read the OT.

I don't happen to buy those stories either. Mostly political battles, with lots of heads and arms and genitals hacked off... "in the name of the Lord."

Eh, no. I believe in a "living Gospel," which is to say, how people have viewed the stories that are handed down over generations are subject to change, and as humans gain greater understanding of God, and our purpose on Earth, our view of what motivated men to war is MUCH LESS attributable to God than is written in the texts.

Call me a heretic, if need be, but that's where I am with this stuff.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (TOk1P)

636 >>> ...declaring "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is near...
.........

John the Baptist wanders around Manhattan?

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (71OEY)

637 I wouldn't leave him on the cutting room floor.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Too late.

Posted by: Salome at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (/ZEVC)

638 Is it too soon to start griping about Daylight Slaving Time?
Posted by: mindful webworker, easily at March 09, 2017 11:26 AM (5CJXD)

If Trump wants to win in a 50 state landslide, all he has to do is get rid of DST.

Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (7HtZB)

639 Interesting. Some Italian archbishop is alleging that the Obama administration put pressure on Pope Benedict XVI to step aside.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (BDZWU)
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Without proof?

Oh, poof!

Posted by: RioBravo at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (SsblQ)

640 College kids using student loan monies for wild spring break parties.
Drudge

Posted by: Under Fire at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (UOJLJ)

641 The Hundred Years War was a battle by the English to gain the French crown for the Plantagenets based on Edward III's status as a grandson of the French king. It's hard to see why God would choose sides in that one.

God always chooses sides.

Posted by: If Your Pope Ain't Liberation Theology, He Ain't... at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (TppKb)

642 631 I remember the big "scandal" about Nancy Reagan's astrologist, but wasn't there something about Hillary and seances?
Posted by: Country Singer at March 09, 2017 11:21 AM (uiwCw)

Yeah, she was once accidentally summoned by some kids playing with a Ouiji board. Spooky.
Posted by: josephistan at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (7HtZB)
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I seem to remember Hillbot claiming that she spoke with the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt, which somehow didn't cause the press to label her crazy.

Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (BDZWU)

643 632 House Democrat Staffers Accused Of Holding Woman 'In Captivity' For Cash | The Daily Caller
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Those are the same three Pakistani brothers with high-paying IT-security positions. Who *are* those people?
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (PXbkt)

====================

"They are who we are."
-BHO

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (mC1ZI)

644 Posted by: Independent George at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (BDZWU)

Plausible since we know he was mucking around with elections in Israel at the very least.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (sEDyY)

645 College kids using student loan monies for wild spring break parties.
Drudge
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Deemed: Rational

Posted by: RioBravo at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (SsblQ)

646 New thread.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (hLRSq)

647 http://washex.am/2mnomV4
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Senate panel approves Trump's Israel ambassador nominee

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (y3aQB)

648 So besides the Baptists, we Mormons are probably even more famously anti-alcohol. (Utah just lowered the legal alcohol limit to .05, lowest in the nation).

Why?

Turns out, in the beginning we used wine just like everyone else as part of the Communion equivalent.

But Joseph Smith got tipped off that someone was trying to sell him poisoned wine, so we use water now.

As for the general prohibition on alcohol, the Lord gradually weaned the people off of it: Joseph Smith was commanded to issue the advice to not drink, but it was only in the early 1900's it became mandatory.

So clearly alcohol is not a sin, per se. Jesus of course drank wine. But then, back then wine, or slightly fermented grape juice, and even beer in the revolutionary period, was 1) far less potent usually and 2) since it had alcohol, there was no bacteria. Until modern water treatment plants, drinking water could kill you.

Why did God make pigs forbidden for the Jews, but Jesus revoke that punishment? Because pork was quite likely to be lethal in Moses' day, but by the time Jesus was on earth, most of that had been cleaned up. Just as alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc are far more dangerous to us now than they were back then.

Still, we Mormons have a prophecy that Jesus will come and drink the "Fruit of the vine" with us at some point, so clearly our current prohibition against alcohol is only temporary.

Posted by: Vanceone at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (A9Gmy)

649 Call me a heretic, if need be.

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Heretic no.


Methodist?? Maybe.

Posted by: Joshua at March 09, 2017 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

650
I remember the big "scandal" about Nancy Reagan's astrologist, but wasn't there something about Hillary and seances?
Posted by: Country Singer


She used to chat with Elanor Roosevelt.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 09, 2017 11:38 AM (IqV8l)

651 *throws up hands*

Everyone is a critic!


Posted by: Council of Nicea, Vatican I, Vatican II at March 09, 2017 11:33 AM (71OEY)


Amen, brothers! Indeed yes, A-freakin'-men!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:38 AM (TOk1P)

652 >>Those are the same three Pakistani brothers with high-paying IT-security positions. Who *are* those people?

Good question. They were paid double what other IT people, were young (think one started at age 19 or 20), and yet didn't pay their mortgage, held stepmom for dad;s insurance payout ransom - WTF?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 09, 2017 11:38 AM (NOIQH)

653 Eh, no. I believe in a "living Gospel," which is to say, how people have viewed the stories that are handed down over generations are subject to change, and as humans gain greater understanding of God, and our purpose on Earth, our view of what motivated men to war is MUCH LESS attributable to God than is written in the texts.
Call me a heretic, if need be, but that's where I am with this stuff.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:36 AM (TOk1P)


So in other words, you read the Bible the same way a progressive reads the US Constitution.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 11:39 AM (kPGdd)

654 As long as Disney is theirs, they won't push it further back.

The point is this: any return to a sane copyright regime costs Disney the mouse and many other characters they continue to mine for content year after year.

Indeed, when you look at what Disney's pilfered from the 'public domain' spectrum with Tangled and Frozen and etc. it's far broader than that.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:39 AM (TppKb)

655 Those are the same three Pakistani brothers with high-paying IT-security positions. Who *are* those people?

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at March 09, 2017 11:35 AM (PXbkt)

Yeah, those brothers are right up there with Podesta's emails in the "Huh?" factor. *Nothing* about their employment was even close to normal.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 09, 2017 11:39 AM (sEDyY)

656
Just as alcohol, tobacco, drugs etc are far more dangerous to us now than they were back then.

Huh?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 09, 2017 11:40 AM (IqV8l)

657 654 The point is this: any return to a sane copyright regime costs Disney the mouse and many other characters they continue to mine for content year after year.

Indeed, when you look at what Disney's pilfered from the 'public domain' spectrum with Tangled and Frozen and etc. it's far broader than that.

Posted by: JEM at March 09, 2017 11:39 AM (TppKb)

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I get it. I just wish Congress would draw the line.

The deadline to extend copyright is in the next couple of years, or else new stuff starts entering the public domain again.

Disney's going to be buying a lot of really expensive steak dinners, hookers, and cocaine between now and then.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:41 AM (ELUpj)

658 In this age of Ghostbusterettes and Lara Croft, isn't it time for a new Joan of Arc movie?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

659 658 In this age of Ghostbusterettes and Lara Croft, isn't it time for a new Joan of Arc movie?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

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"Only if it can be virulently anti-Catholic."
-Hollywood

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 09, 2017 11:42 AM (ELUpj)

660 >>> College kids using student loan monies for wild spring break parties.
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...and beer all week and every weekend, and pizza, and drugs, and...

Then, they graduate- with 1/3 or more of their classes being blogging, gender studies, cultural appropriation, white prilvige, and social justice- with tens of thousands in debt... and go on to their career in high finance.

That guy doing your books and taxes? Yeah, he thought that it was wise to take out a long term loan for spring break, beer, pizza, etc. and pay interest on it for 30 years. Let that settle in for a while.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (71OEY)

661 Since Satan was given temporary dominion over the earth , I assume God gets involved when he feels Satan is overstepping. It's more esoteric than that but describing it that way is easier though not necessarily literal.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (5M4cQ)

662 >>>The reason I think there's something to it is that of all the conspiracy theories out there, pizzagate is the one the NYT & the National Laughingstock chose to run articles to debunk it, and reddit, where you can talk about anything, shut down the subreddit on pizzagate.

The reason it had to be debunked in print is because there were a shitload of death threats and eventually a crazy guy with a gun. Death threats to multiple businesses nearby.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (98RO2)

663 As long as Disney is theirs, they won't push it further back.

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You fvck with the mouse, you sleep with the fish.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (Nwg0u)

664 Can I second Carl Larsson? He really does a nice job with children. I love his work.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (5HBd1)

665 Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:27 AM (TOk1P)
====================

Since he was foretold in the Old Testament as the one who would come before the Messiah, and the Virgin Mary went to tell her cousin Elizabeth about her pregnancy, and Elizabeth herself said the baby she was carrying (John the Baptist) leapt for joy at Mary's news, and John was the forerunner of Jesus, declaring "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is near", and since Jesus Himself declared that there was no one ever born who was greater than John the Baptist .....

I wouldn't leave him on the cutting room floor.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 09, 2017 11:32 AM (lwiT4)


My wording is poor, and certainly no pun was intended.

Here's my thing about John. He's included in the Gospels precisely because the early Church was desperately trying to enlist the support of Jews who would see Jesus as the Messiah they had been waiting for.

John, if we can somehow separate out him as a real live human being, from his role, was no doubt a great man, with an important place in the life of Jesus. I just happen to think he's one of those guys whose story doesn't really add anything to the Gospel message, EXCEPT as a way to convince Jews to come on board.

So maybe he's as vital to the message as he needs to be, and belongs in the Gospel as is. For me though, I can note his place in the story, and leave it behind without necessarily giving it another thought.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

666 Posted by: BurtTC at March 09, 2017 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

So Jesus's baptism was a farce or not necessary to the gospels?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 09, 2017 11:49 AM (5M4cQ)

667 One of my biggest stumbling blocks with religion is that I was provisionally willing to have faith in the Word of God... but never had faith in his publishers and editors.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:49 AM (71OEY)

668 "The point is this: any return to a sane copyright regime costs Disney
the mouse and many other characters they continue to mine for content
year after year."

Yeah. I'll believe that "there's a new broom sweeping clean" in D.C. as soon as I see stuff like infinitely elastic copyrights being done away with. No sign of it right now, that's for sure.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 09, 2017 11:50 AM (noWW6)

669 And why wouldn't God pick sides in the 100 years war?

France was getting its butt kicked when Joan showed up. In fact, I think the Brits were about to win the whole thing.

So if God wanted France to exist a couple hundred years down the line (you know... maybe to side with a certain George Washington and keep the Brits of his back), then God intervened to preserve France.

God's overt intervention into human affairs waxes and wanes, but He most certainly intervenes. George Washington was clearly protected and inspired by God (indeed, the amount of sheer talent, skill, and incredible men that constituted the Founding Fathers is a pretty clear indicator of God's intervention).

World War II was another time where God sent lots of great men and women to stand up to pure evil.

And God has historically removed truly evil civilizations from the earth: the Aztecs, the Nazis, the Imperial Japanese, the Assyrians and Babylonians; even the Romans once they became evil. One of our greatest mercies were that God sent Reagan who defeated the Soviet Union without having to go to war or exchange nuclear weapons.

I think history is littered with evidence of God's intervening.

Posted by: Vanceone at March 09, 2017 11:50 AM (A9Gmy)

670 Like Hildegard of Bingen, I suspect Joan may have had a medical condition that caused hallucinations. Doesn't really matter though. She was what she was and believed what she believed. She was used by her own country and then abandoned when she became inconvenient.

Posted by: Tuna at March 09, 2017 11:56 AM (Phln5)

671 @657

Copyright law is one of exceedingly few areas that I don't mind being heavy handed. If Disney can milk the mouse until the end of time, I really don't have a problem with that.

There are limits and a good arguments to be had but, in general, I am not much of a fan of declaring anyone's work "public domain" because of a calendar. My stuff does not become your stuff because of the date. Screw you. Make your own stuff or pay me.

Posted by: Damiano at March 09, 2017 11:59 AM (71OEY)

672
Looks like a Dutch Masters version of Black Sabbath's first album cover.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 09, 2017 12:04 PM (XWkhW)

673 "Joan heard voices
- textbook schizophrenia in our century"

Then, like now, we all have a really big problem when those voices turn out to be telling the truth.

And it's even worse when they start predicting the future. Accurately.

Posted by: Sum Ting Wong at March 09, 2017 12:04 PM (KeRkT)

674 672


Looks like a Dutch Masters version of Black Sabbath's first album cover.

ohmigod - that is so gloriously obscure - and you're right! It does!!!

Posted by: Ozzy O. at March 09, 2017 12:07 PM (KeRkT)

675 LOL

Ste Jeanne D'Osbourne

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut IN at March 09, 2017 12:31 PM (CPk08)

676 So John the Baptist is the Tom Bombadil of the New Testament.

Posted by: Robert Crawford at March 09, 2017 12:38 PM (QddDi)

677 So John the Baptist is the Tom Bombadil of the New Testament.
Posted by: Robert Crawford at March 09, 2017 12:38 PM (QddDi)


Actually, a closer character in the Bible to Bombadil would be the priest Melchizedek. Dude just comes out of nowhere, very mysterious, but obviously of great power. NT compares him to Christ.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 09, 2017 12:47 PM (kPGdd)

678 More than 600 comments, so I'm guessing this has already been mentioned: She was supposed to have great tits. She's reported to have been quite proud of them.

Posted by: alex at March 09, 2017 03:01 PM (mdSaQ)

679 My Joni went nuts on me . Thought phone tapped, computer hacked.ruined a computer.started stealing things. left her. had to hire a lawyer to evict her, she came back and burglarized the place. cops/DA were useless.

Posted by: torabora at March 09, 2017 11:44 PM (Q1UO3)

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