Mid-Morning Open Thread

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The Skater (Portrait of William Grant)
Gilbert Stuart

Or: Driveway -- Chez Dildo.

It's not your typical portrait....

I love the rakish look and the strutting pose. In another life, Billy would be pimp-rolling across 137th St....

In 1775, Gilbert Stuart set sail for London where Benjamin West welcomed the destitute young man into his home. The Skater marks the end of his five-year apprenticeship to West. Stuart's first effort at full-length portraiture, its originality brought the artist so much notice at the 1782 Royal Academy exhibition that he soon set up his own studio.

Read the rest at the National Gallery of Art website.

Addendum: And for your viewing and listening pleasure...some of Dick Button's greatest hits.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Not the least bit gay.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 09:23 AM (oVJmc)

2 F'rst?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:24 AM (9krrF)

3 Stopping to 'first' always means no first.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:24 AM (9krrF)

4 The Eaft German judge givef it a 9.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 09:24 AM (oVJmc)

5 Just about to leap into a triple axel with a quadruple salchow. An impressive move for the times.

Posted by: huerfano at March 16, 2017 09:24 AM (jkkMG)

6 Fourth!

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn at March 16, 2017 09:24 AM (3Liv/)

7 nuts

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn at March 16, 2017 09:25 AM (3Liv/)

8 I love the rakish look and the strutting pose.

But that outfit is a bit...suspect. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 16, 2017 09:25 AM (Tyii7)

9 I wonder about the artist's technique, for example, did he sit by the frozen pond and sketch a bunch of preliminary croquis? I imagine that would be the case, since this was pre-photography.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2017 09:25 AM (nNdYv)

10 Go big or go home.

Though honestly I'd rather be home in bed this chilly morn.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:25 AM (9krrF)

11 Looks like a "Dandy" to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (KlI/a)

12 Smooth Billy Grant, watch these moves, ladies!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (hLRSq)

13 Great news! The Kate Upton puppy event is back!

http://freebeacon.com/blog/kate-upton-puppy-event-back/

Posted by: lymond at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (FNa/B)

14 I can't skate. I sure as heck could never skate with my arms crossed like that. Besides, how could you hold our hockey stick?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (lwiT4)

15 Now, that's what you call "swagger."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (X6fMO)

16 And THAT'S what Brian Boitano'd do!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (dipta)

17 Just looking at the top half I'd never guess he was skating.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (Om16U)

18 Not noted: The two guys in the background, duelling on ice, rapiers in one hand, hats in the other.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (9krrF)

19 And by "puppy", you mean... er, puppies, right?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 16, 2017 09:27 AM (MINbv)

20 I never did like the Pittsburgh Penguins throwback uniforms.

Posted by: Monaco at March 16, 2017 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

21 But that outfit is a bit...suspect. Just sayin'...

No; It's not suspect at all. Considering some things men wore back then it's quire restrained.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:27 AM (fDdVG)

22 New fantasy novel from Amanda S Green.
Link in nic

Never read any of her stuff but she's a buddy to Sarah Hoyt and I think involved in the Sad Puppies stuff

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 09:27 AM (Om16U)

23 Seriously, where have you ever seen anyone skate with crossed arms? Outside of "Disney on Ice" I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (lwiT4)

24 He's totally checking out a babe doing sit-spins over there....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

25 Not noted: The two guys in the background, duelling on ice, rapiers in one hand, hats in the other.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM



I don't know. I think they're doing tai chi.

Posted by: huerfano at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (jkkMG)

26 dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (/tuJf)

27 Hamiltonian.

SCOTT Hamiltonian.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (oVJmc)

28 skating, Dutch election, yeah it all makes sense

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (c6/9Q)

29 No, no, no! You never skat with folded arms. That show-off is going down, very soon. Kinda like John Mc Cain.

And while I'm here, WTF is wrong with "Mad Dog" Mattis. He's on the climate change train.

Oh, sorry. G'mornin', Hordelings.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:29 AM (V+bdf)

30 The shoe buckles alone should put him in the penalty box.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:29 AM (lwiT4)

31 I never did like the Pittsburgh Penguins throwback uniforms.

Better than ours.

Posted by: The Pittsburgh Stillers at March 16, 2017 09:29 AM (Tyii7)

32 SCOTT Hamiltonian.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (oVJmc)
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I love him.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:29 AM (lwiT4)

33 Frozen water, frozen water, infant.

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 09:29 AM (7HtZB)

34 >>Seriously, where have you ever seen anyone skate with crossed arms? Outside of "Disney on Ice" I mean.

He's just signaling interference.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM (/tuJf)

35 An apprenticeship with Benjamin West was the best an American could ask for at that time. Lucky him. The most respected American artist in England and director of the Royal Academy of Painting, West was suspected of having Rebel sympathies during the Revolution. One of his greatest works, "The Death of General Wolfe" hangs in Toronto.

Posted by: Kris at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM (nwqNw)

36 >>SCOTT Hamiltonian.


*golf clap*
Even the Russian judge is impressed...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM (NOIQH)

37 I love that mans style.

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM (fqERy)

38 Sgut. Typo. You never skatE with folded arms.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM (V+bdf)

39 Kate Upton puppy event. I was pleased it wasn't sweater puppies because she's quite an attractive woman with large sweater puppies, but they don't do a thing for me ;^). And the article calls her, "One of greatest women in American history?" Ooooookay then.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:31 AM (fDdVG)

40 Where's his mouth guard?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

41
Quaker Oats guy as a young man, looking to sow his oats . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:32 AM (mbhDw)

42 I like it. I'd hang it in the sunroom and thank God every time I looked at it that I live in the South where such freezing nonsense rarely happens.

No women on the ice? I guess it'd be hard to skate in all the fluff they wore at the time.

Posted by: Prudie, thinking of home decor and Spring at March 16, 2017 09:32 AM (al6UK)

43 So that's you, on your driveway?

Funny, I wouldn't have thought you were a shoe buckle guy.

Oh well. You think you know someone.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 09:32 AM (sBOL1)

44
Dick Button in Central Park, about to get baseball batted.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (mbhDw)

45 I'd make a sex tape with him.

Posted by: Tonya Harding at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (bc2Lc)

46 Orange dress in the background is defusing a bouncing Betty.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (fqERy)

47 And the article calls her, "One of greatest women in American history?" Ooooookay then.

Yeah, no. Kate Upton may be attractive, but without the massive embonpoint, she's the girl behind the coffee shop register.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (X6fMO)

48 Speaking of ice on the lake - ours is nearly gone now. Soon they'll be putting the boats in the water. Ice Cream Social Boat Tour, here I come.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

49 45 I'd make a sex tape with him.
Posted by: Tonya Harding at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (bc2Lc)


Sex tape.

*send marketing idea to 3M*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (mbhDw)

50 I be skatin'
They hatin'

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (RD7QR)

51 SCOTT Hamiltonian.

Or is it Aaron Brrrrr?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

52 Dick Button in Central Park, about to get baseball batted.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (mbhDw)
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Oh man, I used to love Dick Button's commentary on figure skating. He never held back.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (sBOL1)

53 I would never pass up the chance to support Kate Upton's puppies.

Shelter adoption for the win!

Posted by: Parker at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (mZGw4)

54 The ice...is gonna BREAK!

Posted by: The Dead Zod at March 16, 2017 09:34 AM (Bdeb0)

55 Looks like girly men have been around a lot longer than we thought.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:35 AM (V+bdf)

56 Dick Button in Central Park, about to get baseball batted.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:33 AM (mbhDw)
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Is he still alive? I think they replaced him with that Johnny Weirdo guy who dresses like a girl. He's a decent announcer though, I'll give him/her that.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

57 13 Great news! The Kate Upton puppy event is back!

http://freebeacon.com/blog/kate-upton-puppy-event-back/
Posted by: lymond at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM (FNa/B)

Those lucky dogs...

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at March 16, 2017 09:35 AM (RD7QR)

58 The NHL doesn't approve his helmet.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (BWL+E)

59 Quaker Oats guy as a young man, looking to sow his oats . . .
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:32 AM (mbhDw)


*******


The Quaker was just off the boat
Set to seize the New World by the throat
But while he was waiting
He tried out ice skating
It seems he was feeling his oats.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (wPiJc)

60
Okay. Studio beckons.

Later, kids.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (mbhDw)

61
Not noted: The two guys in the background, duelling on ice, rapiers in one hand, hats in the other.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM


I don't know. I think they're doing tai chi.

Posted by: huerfano at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (jkkMG)









Dance Off.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (XWkhW)

62 He sez "I laugh at those who wave their arms when skating. They are girlie men!"

Posted by: George V at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (LUHWu)

63 Quaker Oats guy as a young man, looking to sow his oats . . .

"Thou, my friend, canst step off!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (X6fMO)

64 58 The NHL doesn't approve his helmet.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (BWL+E)


Hanson Bros. in the background with Maxine Nightingale playing "Get Right Back To Where We Started From . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (mbhDw)

65 Okay. Studio beckons.



Later, kids.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (mbhDw)
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You're going to paint somethin? Can you put it on the Art thread?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

66
Or: Driveway -- Chez Dildo.

I feel your pain. I don't know how long you've been a homeowner but I can't recall a snowfall as nasty as that one. I broke a newish shovel just lifting that crap.

Then it turned to a block of ice overnight. It might still be there when spring arrives next week. I know there's not a damn thing I can do about it now.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (ZFUt7)

67 bluebell, you said it. Dick Button could pick a skating routine into a million peices but he was never nasty about it.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (V+bdf)

68 Don Surber, who has an almost perfect record of being right about Trump, says Trump deliberately let Ryan roll out his shit sandwich. Encouraged him, made him think he had Trump's support.
Knowing it was a shit sandwich and knowing Ryan would get beat up over it.
Payback. Bigly.
Force him to make the opening bid that everyone will reject. Cost him political capital and reputation.
What better way it there to pay him back, humiliate him?
And: That's exactly what's happening.

Then, he says, Trump will counter through Price--which the Dems, of course, will go nuclear on.

And, Trump will swoop in in July with a "reasonable" compromise (which will be almost exactly what he promised during the campaign).

Seems more like what the guy who wrote "The Art of the Deal" and said "I always get what I want" would do than thinking RyanCare is the one and only plan.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (ZQpd0)

69 62 He sez "I laugh at those who wave their arms when skating. They are girlie men!"
Posted by: George V at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (LUHWu)


Balance is for the fageles.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:38 AM (mbhDw)

70 I always liked this one. Stuart makes the figure pop from the rather muted background even though the skater's clothing is dark. There is a real sense of movement and individuality to Grant. He has an unusual pose for a portrait and the attitude on his face is very complimentary and attractive.

Seriously, if I wanted a portrait painted back in the late 1700s, the artist who painted this one would get the job.

Just for fun, I like the way Stewart uses black to make the main figure distinct while yesterday's artist used stark white to do the same thing.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)

71 Not noted: The two guys in the background, duelling on ice, rapiers in one hand, hats in the other.



Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:26 AM



I don't know. I think they're doing tai chi.



Posted by: huerfano at March 16, 2017 09:28 AM (jkkMG)




Dance Off.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2017 09:36 AM (XWkhW)

STOP!! Hammer time!

Posted by: Prudie, more of a Vanilla Ice fan back then at March 16, 2017 09:38 AM (al6UK)

72 65
You're going to paint somethin? Can you put it on the Art thread?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)


Last time that happened it got savaged. I'd rather sell it for boo-koo bucks!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:38 AM (mbhDw)

73 I have no idea why people would assume he's a girly man. I don't even think he could be classified as a dandy. in that attire

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (fDdVG)

74 And now he performs from his signature move, "The Flying Dutchman", and here's the finale, "Baby Bird".

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (wPiJc)

75 It seems when you're done with the hate
A duel on ice might seem great
Until charges are pressed
But for those who are blessed
If the jury is pleased, you may skate!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (9krrF)

76 grammie, maybe he's painting the studio.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (V+bdf)

77 I don't see anything "girly" about him. He's dressed - the way guys dressed back then.

It's just unfortunate that he didn't have a belt with onions hanging from it. That is a timeless, dashing and always appropriate accessory.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 16, 2017 09:40 AM (ZM2xo)

78 You're going to paint somethin? Can you put it on the Art thread?
Posted by: grammie winger

Last time that happened it got savaged. I'd rather sell it for boo-koo bucks!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Having the check clear is indeed the best revenge.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 09:40 AM (9krrF)

79 Disregard females. Acquire currency.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 09:40 AM (0mRoj)

80 Fenelon, it was the buckles.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (V+bdf)

81 Morning horde.


When reality smacks your trans loving non-binary gender fluid ass in the face...


http://tinyurl.com/zh6a83h

He was just standing off to the side looking smug... untouchable... doing absolutely nothing. He had to of noticed that every woman in the long line was staring at him. He didn't care. He then did a lap around the restroom walking by all the stalls. You know, the stalls that have 1 inch gaps by all the doors hinges so you can most definitely see everyone with their pants around their ankles and vagina clear as day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (2x9LM)

82 I shall rename this painting "Jedediah Now Needs Only a Fight to Complete the Gordie Howe Hat Trick"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (wPiJc)

83 I don't even think he could be classified as a dandy. in that attire

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (fDdVG)
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Oughtta be wearing a Blackhawks jersey. Who skates in a poofy shirt? Besides Johnny Weir I mean.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

84 If you ever need break from posting the art thread, CBD, you couldn't go wrong with JTB who always has interesting and insightful comments to make.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (fDdVG)

85 Cuteness overload:

https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/842303327002062848

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (NOIQH)

86
You're going to paint somethin? Can you put it on the Art thread?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (lwiT4)


Last time that happened it got savaged. I'd rather sell it for boo-koo bucks!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2017 09:38 AM (mbhDw)







Errr, this is Teh Horde. Savagery is our metier.

If I put up some of my artwork and it DIDN'T cause laughter and insults from you reprobates, I'd think you didn't love me.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (XWkhW)

87 >>SCOTT Hamiltonian.


*golf clap*
Even the Russian judge is impressed...


Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:30 AM


*Agrees, grudgingly*

Posted by: The East German Judge at March 16, 2017 09:42 AM (p+Wdc)

88 If the jury is pleased, you may skate!

Posted by: Brother Cavil

****

Nice!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:42 AM (wPiJc)

89 grammie, maybe he's painting the studio.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (V+bdf)
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Never thought of that. You might be right.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:42 AM (lwiT4)

90 73 I have no idea why people would assume he's a girly man. I don't even think he could be classified as a dandy. in that attire

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:39 AM (fDdVG)

this crew would call George Washington a fag. "Powdered wig and knee breeches - must be light in the loafers!"

Even the dudes who dressed in lace and satin and ruffs would laugh if they saw the guy on that damn commercial who obsessed for years about untucked shirts.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 16, 2017 09:43 AM (ZM2xo)

91 Oh -- he's skating! Didn't realize that at first. If the pond's that frozen, though, why aren't the people more warmly dressed?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2017 09:43 AM (ND+aa)

92 "Jedediah Now Needs Only a Fight to Complete the Gordie Howe Hat Trick"


*****


"...And He's Looking At You, Cal Clutterbuck!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:44 AM (wPiJc)

93 84 ... Fenelon, Thanks for those kind words. Consider it payment for all those lovely prayer and meditation links you provide.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2017 09:45 AM (V+03K)

94 I don't see anything "girly" about him. He's dressed - the way guys dressed back then.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 16, 2017 09:40 AM (ZM2xo)


There's something odd about how translucent the coattails seem though, like he's smuggling a black tutu and that's why he's got that little smirk.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 16, 2017 09:45 AM (8nWyX)

95 bluebell, you said it. Dick Button could pick a skating routine into a million peices but he was never nasty about it.
Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:37 AM (V+bdf)
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creeper! Good to see you.

I remember years ago, perhaps it was the '92 Olympics, my husband and I were watching ice skating and the French national champ, a pudgy girl who was in no way competitive, was skating. Buttons barely said a word, except an "oh dear" occasionally when she fell or bobbled, which was quite often.

At the end he simply said, "Well, that was unfortunate." It really was worse than ripping it to shreds.

My husband and I still laugh at that.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (sBOL1)

96 WTF is the matter with you people??? I lobbed you a softball typo and nobody even swung at it.

You're slipping.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (V+bdf)

97 Speaking of Scott Hamilton - I love this video of him talking about his skating, his cancer, his faith.


Scottie Hamilton - "I Am Second"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ZcN_6wzp8

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (lwiT4)

98 91 Oh -- he's skating! Didn't realize that at first. If the pond's that frozen, though, why aren't the people more warmly dressed?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2017 09:43 AM (ND+aa)

Because we were a lot tougher than you 21st century pansies, with your faggy down jackets.

Posted by: Zombie William Grant at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (ZM2xo)

99 It looks like he posed standing on land and the painter simply fabricated the lower half on skates.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 16, 2017 09:47 AM (hVdx9)

100 http://tinyurl.com/zh6a83h

I could have done without all the disclaimer in her article, "I'm really not transphobic. I support anyone's desire to change gender. I'm a progressive person...yada, yada, yada.." She doesn't need to say all that although I understand her desire not to get death threats from tolerant and loving leftists, but can;t she just say "There was a man who was clearly a man in the woman's bathroom and there were young children in there and it's not o.k. It's never o.k." I would probably would have said, "Get the hell out!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:47 AM (fDdVG)

101 91 Oh -- he's skating! Didn't realize that at first. If the pond's that frozen, though, why aren't the people more warmly dressed?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2017 09:43 AM (ND+aa)

You get hot while ice skating like any other exercise. You forget it's cold.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (0mRoj)

102 while I'm here, WTF is wrong with "Mad Dog" Mattis. He's on the climate change train. Oh, sorry. G'mornin', Hordelings. Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill

Rush says a lot of military are Dem leaning "progressive" types politically. I guess the DC Cartel disease infects everyone that stays there too long. Rush also said getting into the CFR is like the pinnacle of success for many of them.

Ted Cruz's wife was a CFR writer on NAFTA iirc, and they seem to recruit broadly. Rush said something about that "CFR body politic" being a central "resistance" to Trump. No matter what Trump comes up with they reject, because it has to come from them. They have to retain their power so Trump must be denied everything and anything ... for the sake of "showing who is boss". (I'm elaborating/paraphrasing a little, but I mentioned CFR a couple times before I heard Rush bring it up, and it is not really so secret a society)

The shadow government perhaps is simply the CFR globalist machine, that seeks global government. Global warming was one of their means of extracting money and exerting coercive power. Their conglomerate writes policy and law and they buy whatever politicians they need to inject their platforms. And they answer to no one except the billionaire donors, it would seem.

Does Mattis (and other loyalists to CFR) really believe in the science of global warming, or are they just "CFR Woke" and down with the (shadow) cause? Too many globalist dreamers.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (BrMft)

103 He was just standing off to the side looking smug... untouchable... doing absolutely nothing. He had to of noticed that every woman in the long line was staring at him. He didn't care. He then did a lap around the restroom walking by all the stalls. You know, the stalls that have 1 inch gaps by all the doors hinges so you can most definitely see everyone with their pants around their ankles and vagina clear as day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (2x9LM)

He loves looking at partially-clothed women voiding their bowels, and who are you to tell him that his love is wrong, h8r?

#LOVEWINS, bigot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (/f1mm)

104 JTB, I agree with Fenelon. I always enjoy your comments. I can tell you know what you're talking about.

Most of the rest of us could throw words around, such as "patina," but we wouldn't know what they mean.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (sBOL1)

105 Little did William's doomed quarry suspect that concealed under each arm was a deadly derringer.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (2Mnv1)

106 >>And, Trump will swoop in in July with a "reasonable" compromise (which will be almost exactly what he promised during the campaign).

What exactly did Trump promise during the campaign that is different from what is happening? He promised universal healthcare, staying on parents insurance until they are 26 and no exception for pre-existing conditions. He also promised not to touch entitlement programs.

Trump went all in on the current approach last night. This is now his approach as much as Ryan's or McConnell.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

107 @81 she acknowledges the problem - who can say that they don't want a man in the women's bathroom anymore? That's like a hate crime!

Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (tewYv)

108 Re the Mommy, bathroom incident..

Was there not one dad that could have taken care of business?An accidental blow to the face.. or Sumpin' sumpin that causes the asshole to move on? I assume this was the LA Disneyland, not the Florida one. I think there are enough Rednecks in the Florida one to make this a dangerous gambit for a Pervert.

Posted by: Double Whammy Obammy at March 16, 2017 09:49 AM (5jdSv)

109 82 I shall rename this painting "Jedediah Now Needs Only a Fight to Complete the Gordie Howe Hat Trick"
Posted by: Muldoon

looking like this, I'm betting dude fought everyday in grade school

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

110 above the knee, straight.

below the knee, flaming.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

111 Posted by: blaster at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (tewYv)

Yes, she acknowledges the problem and it is a problem, but the opening disclaimer was too much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:50 AM (fDdVG)

112 Thanks, bluebell. Nice to see you, too.

The thing I remember most about Button was that while was analyzing every error in a routine, sympathy for the skater was always there. He never mocked anyone and seemed to feel the pain of those who failed.

I remember that routine you mentioned. There was just nothing else to say.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 09:51 AM (V+bdf)

113 Behold - Bill Grant is.... THE SNIPER!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2017 09:51 AM (FZYNt)

114 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:47 AM (fDdVG)

They made their bed, now let them lay in it. No matter how many disclaimers they add.


"There has to be science to it. DNA, genitals, amount of Sephora make up on your face, pick your poison, but as a very progressive woman...I'm sorry it can't just be a feeling when theres but a mere suggestion of a door with a peep hole separating your eyes from my vagina or my children's genitals."


You brought us to this point sugartits. Deal with it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (2x9LM)

115 Yes, Dick Button was a great commentator. Always enjoy his comments during the Olympics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (fDdVG)

116 The Nancy boy ssshhhon skates--Putin shhympathizer.

Posted by: John McCain at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (fqERy)

117 Was there not one dad that could have taken care of business?An accidental blow to the face.. or Sumpin' sumpin that causes the asshole to move on? I assume this was the LA Disneyland, not the Florida one. I think there are enough Rednecks in the Florida one to make this a dangerous gambit for a Pervert.

Posted by: Double Whammy Obammy at March 16, 2017 09:49 AM (5jdSv)

Yes, LA Disney

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:53 AM (2x9LM)

118 You brought us to this point sugartits. Deal with it.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (2x9LM)


Yep.

I'm all out of fooks to give.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2017 09:53 AM (nNdYv)

119 108 Re the Mommy, bathroom incident..

Was there not one dad that could have taken care of business?An accidental blow to the face.. or Sumpin' sumpin that causes the asshole to move on? I assume this was the LA Disneyland, not the Florida one. I think there are enough Rednecks in the Florida one to make this a dangerous gambit for a Pervert.
Posted by: Double Whammy Obammy at March 16, 2017 09:49 AM (5jdSv)

In Cali it's Disneyland. Here in FL it's Disney World. And redneck or no, I don't think that shit would fly here, despite the City of Orlando's ghey pandering.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 09:53 AM (0mRoj)

120 >>Was there not one dad that could have taken care of business?An accidental blow to the face..


Yeah.

Wish at least some of the women had taken a picture of the guy.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:55 AM (NOIQH)

121 I shall rename this painting, "Gillooly Zeroes In"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:55 AM (wPiJc)

122 114 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:47 AM (fDdVG)

They made their bed, now let them lay in it. No matter how many disclaimers they add.


"There has to be science to it. DNA, genitals, amount of Sephora make up on your face, pick your poison, but as a very progressive woman...I'm sorry it can't just be a feeling when theres but a mere suggestion of a door with a peep hole separating your eyes from my vagina or my children's genitals."


You brought us to this point sugartits. Deal with it.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (2x9LM)

Exactly. Her tribe wanted wangs in the ladies room.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 09:55 AM (0mRoj)

123 I'm listening to the fucking song!

Posted by: Steve Hanson at March 16, 2017 09:55 AM (bc2Lc)

124 Dude on skates is woke.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (Tyii7)

125 You brought us to this point sugartits. Deal with it.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:52 AM (2x9LM)


I can only hope (not caring to click the link) that there are commenters shoving that right down her silly throat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (X6fMO)

126 Mr. Grant's skating experience looks quite different than mine. As a teenager, we all trooped to the frozen stock ponds, and set up makeshift goals for hockey. We used taped up sticks and no gear except sticks and the puck.

Lots of bruises and bloody ice. But then, we were children of the the deplorable and unredeemable, so how could one expect any sort of refined activity?

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (zSVEm)

127 Hey Hanrahan! Hanrahan! Hanrahan - Suzanne sucks pussy! Hey Hanrahan she's a dyke! I know, I know! She's a lesbian, a lesbian, a lesbian!

Posted by: Reggie Dunlop at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (FZYNt)

128 PT needs to fire Mattis' boney ass now. Fuck this asshole.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (fqERy)

129 Well, between Ryan--who has been in DC his entire adult life--and Trump--who has been making multi-million/billion dollar deals his whole life--I think I'll go with "Trump wins" as the most likely outcome on Obamacare repeal.

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (ZQpd0)

130 Re: That man in the women's bathroom at Disneyland in CA - yeah that highly progressive woman in LA can disclaimer her motives all day long, she is getting hit over the head bigly with a clue bat. And it's going to get much much worse before it gets better. If it ever does.

Lefty progressive women are racing to remove any & all protections afforded to women in civilized western society.

Just wait till all our Olympic athletes are Bruce Jenners.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (EBwPV)

131 >>"There has to be science to it. DNA, genitals, amount of Sephora make up
on your face, pick your poison, but as a very progressive woman...I'm
sorry it can't just be a feeling when theres but a mere suggestion of a
door with a peep hole separating your eyes from my vagina or my
children's genitals."




Oh, honey, that train left the station a few years back. Your tribe has officially declared of separation of physical self and gender; the two are completely unrelated, you see, and you need to get with the program, bigot!
Watch this freak preach it!

https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/842304677198856192

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

132 Little did William's doomed quarry suspect that concealed under each arm was a deadly assault derringer with the shoulder thing that goes up.


Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM


Come on...there are certain conventions we have to observe around here.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Style Guide at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (p+Wdc)

133 some clown hacked McDonald's? sad.

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (c6/9Q)

134 From the sidebar-

If that proposal to have illiterate teachers was floated in Arkansas-

the Left would rightly be decrying it as a plot to keep minority children down and at the bottom of society.

But because it's in NYC, it's okay becuz Progtard Feelz or something.


Maybe it's time for the Feds to seize the NYC school districts-

and Trumpitize them until standards are restored.

And, of course, charge both NYC and NY state for the service.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2017 09:59 AM (9q7Dl)

135 Now, that's what I call throwing shade ...

Posted by: Rachel Dolezal's Pimp at March 16, 2017 09:59 AM (mt8X9)

136 It looks like he posed standing on land and the painter simply fabricated the lower half on skates.


Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

*****


I had the same thought. If you alternately cover the top half and then the bottom half of the painting it looks like two different pictures.

Like one of those head of a cat, body of a chicken, legs of a giraffe type doodads.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 09:59 AM (wPiJc)

137 I can only hope (not caring to click the link) that there are commenters shoving that right down her silly throat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (X6fMO)

Sadly, no comment section.



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:00 AM (2x9LM)

138 Last time that happened it got savaged. I'd rather sell it for boo-koo bucks!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton 


Savaged? I compared your work to that of the legendary Hopper.



Dennis Hopper.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 16, 2017 10:00 AM (ZFUt7)

139 134 From the sidebar-

If that proposal to have illiterate teachers was floated in Arkansas-

the Left would rightly be decrying it as a plot to keep minority children down and at the bottom of society.

But because it's in NYC, it's okay becuz Progtard Feelz or something.


Maybe it's time for the Feds to seize the NYC school districts-

and Trumpitize them until standards are restored.

And, of course, charge both NYC and NY state for the service.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2017 09:59 AM (9q7Dl)

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

New Yorkers were more literate when the state government just handed money to religious institutions to teach children the 3 basics of reading, writing, and ciphering.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:01 AM (GBcFH)

140 >>Just wait till all our Olympic athletes are Bruce Jenners.


Yup. I would like to hurry this endpoint and just eliminate all sex-segregated sports already. Why should there be separate awards for a woman running a marathon - she ran the same 26 whatever miles, amirite?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

141 In 1775, Gilbert Stuart set sail for London where Benjamin West welcomed the destitute young man into his home. The Skater marks the end of his five-year apprenticeship to West.





Harry Reid: I'd just like to say that I also welcome any young men into my home. The younger the better. I'll give them an apprenticeship of sorts too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:01 AM (493sH)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (493sH)

143 Looks like a woman's legs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (WDdjT)

144 Kudos to Muldoon for the Jeff Gilooly reference.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (V+bdf)

145 Harry Reid: I'd just like to say that I also welcome any young men into my home. The younger the better. I'll give them an apprenticeship of sorts too.

it puts the lotion on the skin

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

146 Oh, honey, that train left the station a few years back. Your tribe has officially declared of separation of physical self and gender; the two are completely unrelated, you see, and you need to get with the program, bigot!
Watch this freak preach it!

https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/842304677198856192

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (NOIQH)

LOL. That was in my FB AoS group. It gives the same 'stunned' look as Dunham gave when asked who she was voting for.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (2x9LM)

147 100 http://tinyurl.com/zh6a83h

I could have done without all the disclaimer in her article, "I'm really not transphobic. I support anyone's desire to change gender. I'm a progressive person...yada, yada, yada.." She doesn't need to say all that although I understand her desire not to get death threats from tolerant and loving leftists, but can;t she just say "There was a man who was clearly a man in the woman's bathroom and there were young children in there and it's not o.k. It's never o.k." I would probably would have said, "Get the hell out!"
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 09:47 AM (fDdVG)

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

I bet she hates NC for their bathroom law.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (GBcFH)

148 I actually quite like this painting. Did anyone else click on CBD's "Read the rest" link?

Well, now that you've stopped laughing, you should click on it. It will tell you why the portrait was painted with the guy skating.

It will also tell you that skating with your arms crossed like that was the custom at the time. I don't know how they kept their balance. If Dick Button had been around then, he would have called it unfortunate.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (sBOL1)

149 while I'm here, WTF is wrong with "Mad Dog" Mattis. He's on the climate change train. Oh, sorry. G'mornin', Hordelings. Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill

Rush says a lot of military are Dem leaning "progressive" types politically. I guess the DC Cartel disease infects everyone that stays there too long. Rush also said getting into the CFR is like the pinnacle of success for many of them.




It's very troubling that someone who comes across as the second coming of Patton falls for lies and horseshit like that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (493sH)

150 Btw I meant to say just wait until all our female Olympic athletes are Bruce Jenner.

The real Bruce Jenner was a real male Olympian after all.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (EBwPV)

151 Referees always cross their arms when signaling interference or that the conversation is finished, get in the penalty box.

This guy is giving the international referee pose for, "I am tired of the shenanigans, the next instance of misbehavior, I am taking both of you".

Speaking of hockey hi-jinks, if you haven't seen the "video of the fight between Brenden Dillon of the San Jose Sharks and Austin Watson of the Nashville Predators, it is funny as hell. Gotta work on the cardio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsBCj67DP54

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (7N6ox)

152 Does Mattis (and other loyalists to CFR) really believe in the science of global warming, or are they just "CFR Woke" and down with the (shadow) cause? Too many globalist dreamers.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2017 09:48 AM (BrMft)



Connecticut Fried Raisins

is one weird restaurant.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2017 10:03 AM (9q7Dl)

153 Look, I don't know what kind of scam CBD is running here, but Ronnie Van Zant never wore shoes on stage much less skates.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:04 AM (B+qrE)

154 Kudos to Muldoon for the Jeff Gilooly reference.


*****


Oooh! Kudos! Goody!!

I am saving them up in a big pile in the basement, occasionally I go wallow around like Scrooge McDuck!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 10:04 AM (wPiJc)

155 she ran the same 26 whatever miles, amirite?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:01 AM (NOIQH)
------------

26.2, Lizzy. Just look on any car bumper around here.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:04 AM (sBOL1)

156 142
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (493sH)

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

Can you keep it down?

We're trying to have a conversation here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM (GBcFH)

157 Lefty progressive women are racing to remove any & all protections afforded to women in civilized western society.

Posted by: Boots at March 16, 2017 09:58 AM (EBwPV)

Reminded of the progressive 'womyn' in Europe protesting when the white males were standing up and protecting them from refugee rape.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM (2x9LM)

158 Look, Ma, no hands!

Beautiful portrait. Dimple in chin, devil within.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM (MIKMs)

159 Looks like a woman's legs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2017 10:02 AM (WDdjT)



Captain Redbeard Rum: ohhh, you've got a woman's legs m'lord!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM (493sH)

160 So is McDonald's saying their twitter account was hacked and that is why the attack on Trump was posted?

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at March 16, 2017 10:06 AM (J70i0)

161 Can you keep it down?

We're trying to have a conversation here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM (GBcFH)



#142 was a barrel save.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:07 AM (493sH)

162 128 PT needs to fire Mattis' boney ass now. Fuck this asshole.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 09:57 AM (fqERy)

=========

Yeah, I have to reluctantly agree. It's kind of like the business customer service saying that it can take months to gain a new customer ... but only seconds to lose one.

He may have multiple virtues for which to be admired -- but anybody who has fallen for the climate change hoax disqualifies himself from possessing rational judgment ... and thus trust.

Posted by: ShainS at March 16, 2017 10:07 AM (mt8X9)

163 160 So is McDonald's saying their twitter account was hacked and that is why the attack on Trump was posted?
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at March 16, 2017 10:06 AM (J70i0)

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

I'm betting that their social media policy, especially for their official account, is fairly strict, so that sort of tweet would never get through their normal process.

I'd also bet that this was done by someone who already had the keys to the account, which is probably a few people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (GBcFH)

164 bluebell @ 148...

You have inspired me. I think I'll go with that for a while.

Posted by: creeper, the unfortunate at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (V+bdf)

165 161 #142 was a barrel save.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:07 AM (493sH)

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

And here I was thinking it was a clever play on your nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (GBcFH)

166 Aw hell, this is real. Fetch is not going to happen, Chelsea.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/842375352148197376

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (NOIQH)

167 Look, I don't know what kind of scam CBD is running here, but Ronnie Van Zant never wore shoes on stage much less skates.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:04 AM (B+qrE)
===================


Now you've gone and done it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pMzQsxtYEs

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:10 AM (lwiT4)

168 I have to say, having Trump as President is almost a daily delight.

Now the Progtards are running around saying it's an evil conspiracy that Trump's tax documents were released becuz-

Trump released them himself!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!

*lightning flashes*

*thunder roars*

*girls scream*

*dramatic music*


Ok, so evil conspiracy if trump doesn't release his tax returns and evil conspiracy if he does?

Ok, got it.


Carry on, nut jobs.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2017 10:10 AM (9q7Dl)

169 "Searcheth here, bitches. No hands."

Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:10 AM (8b+oT)

170 Looks pretty confidant....anytime I tried to skate it looked like I was tring to fly with all the arm flapping.

Posted by: BignJames at March 16, 2017 10:10 AM (x9c8r)

171 Aw hell, this is real. Fetch is not going to happen, Chelsea.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/842375352148197376
Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (NOIQH)

Well, now we know why CNN (?) did the Still She Persisted thing about the little girl statue on Wall Street.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 16, 2017 10:11 AM (kXoT0)

172 Yes, the links to the National Gallery of Art are always very interesting. Thanks, CBD>

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:11 AM (fDdVG)

173 168
Carry on, nut jobs.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 16, 2017 10:10 AM (9q7Dl)

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

It's just one more step in most of America tuning them out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:11 AM (GBcFH)

174 166 Aw hell, this is real. Fetch is not going to happen, Chelsea.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/842375352148197376

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (NOIQH)


"Who's writing this for you?"

LOL

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:11 AM (2x9LM)

175 I'd also bet that this was done by someone who already had the keys to the account, which is probably a few people.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (GBcFH)

I agree but just wondering what their story is.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (J70i0)

176 They really aren't dressed warmly enough to be ice skating.

Posted by: buzzion at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (z/Ubi)

177 It's very troubling that someone who comes across as the second coming of Patton falls for lies and horseshit like that

General Mattis, the Peruvians are massed at our border and ready to attack!

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (Tyii7)

178 https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/842375352148197376

416,800 American men who changed the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (B+qrE)

179 G'day from Down Under and it's Friday and I'm not going to work until Tuesday!

Looking forward to our little trip to the Hunter Valley where it will be raining like it is here in Sydney, but we'll be busy sipping wine at the wineries, eating cheese at the Cheese Factory and finishing up at the lovely chocolate shop at Pokolbin...

Cheese place which I could live in ..


https://tinyurl.com/zkczcr4



Posted by: Aussie at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (N/OEj)

180 I have given up on trying to understand , post- modern? I gues you would call it? feminism.
Feminist actions and attitudes seem to me to be self destructive and suicidal, certainly counter to what they SAY they want out of life.
It's all like being forever stuck in that movie " The Girl on the Train" somehow.

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (zSVEm)

181 175
I agree but just wondering what their story is.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (J70i0)

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

"I'm not saying it was aliens..."
-McDonald's

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (GBcFH)

182 You have inspired me. I think I'll go with that for a while.
Posted by: creeper, the unfortunate at March 16, 2017 10:08 AM (V+bdf)
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Sometimes I think JTB and I are the only ones who click the links on the art threads, lol.

I probably shouldn't have admitted that. He's going to booby-trap them now.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:13 AM (sBOL1)

183 180 I have given up on trying to understand , post- modern? I gues you would call it? feminism.
Feminist actions and attitudes seem to me to be self destructive and suicidal, certainly counter to what they SAY they want out of life.
It's all like being forever stuck in that movie " The Girl on the Train" somehow.
Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (zSVEm)

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

Read The Other McCain.

He's got his finger on that pulse.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:13 AM (GBcFH)

184 Okay, Fenelon reads them too. Maybe we're safe after all.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:14 AM (sBOL1)

185 Ok, so evil conspiracy if trump doesn't release his tax returns and evil conspiracy if he does?

It's only evil if you play Rachel Maddow for the half-wit media poser that she is.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:14 AM (B+qrE)

186 I really don't care what they do with Mattis at this point.

Posted by: Anne W. Patterson at March 16, 2017 10:14 AM (fqERy)

187 Grammie, how was the bridal shower?

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:15 AM (sBOL1)

188 The folded arms are called "travelling position." It's fairly difficult, and was a big deal to formal figure skaters when it first caught on.

You might "cf." Henry Raeburn's "The Skating Minister."
http://tinyurl.com/zjxxnh2

and of course its scores of parodies.

These guys really are sport skaters, but there's a lot of paintings of normal people skating. In Holland, and along New England water-power canals and mill streams, skating was just a form of transportation. Nohomo.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:15 AM (H5rtT)

189 You guys read the links? To be honest, that never occurred to me.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:15 AM (lwiT4)

190 Aw hell, this is real. Fetch is not going to happen, Chelsea.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/842375352148197376


Posted by: Lizzy
-----
I just tweeted, "Is your mom mad that she's not in it?"

Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:15 AM (8b+oT)

191
User Name: McDonalds

Password: Password

Security Question: What's your favorite burger place?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 16, 2017 10:16 AM (kTF2Z)

192 191
User Name: McDonalds

Password: Password

Security Question: What's your favorite burger place?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 16, 2017 10:16 AM (kTF2Z)

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

"Shit...we need a new password."
-McDonald's Exec #1

"What could we possibly use?"
-McDonald's Exec #2

"How about...12345?"
-President Spaceball

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:18 AM (GBcFH)

193 Grammie, how was the bridal shower?





Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:15 AM (sBOL1)
==========================

Very nice. I followed my son's frantic last phone call request: "Please don't do anything to ruin my marriage!" So I refrained from alcohol.

Then his after-shower phone call: "Did you do anything embarrassing? Do they hate our family now?" It's like he knows me or something.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:18 AM (lwiT4)

194 I just tweeted, "Is your mom mad that she's not in it?"

It was going to be 14 women.

There is a section torn out of the back of each book.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:18 AM (B+qrE)

195 Speaking of security, has anyone seen the movie " Snowden"? Recommend, or not?
I only have a finite amount of time here on earth, so I am relying on AoS movie reviews?

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:19 AM (zSVEm)

196 >>Read The Other McCain.


He's got his finger on that pulse.



Yup.
Feminism = Marxism, and it's home to craziness

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2017 10:19 AM (NOIQH)

197 The treeline is the obvious place for the sniper. I think he's in one of the windows of the buildings to his left on the horizon.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (jK8Z7)

198 Wonderful portrait. Look at his deliberately vague treatment of the oak trees, giving an impression of dried leaves blown around in a grey, bitter wind, and the contrast of the dying tree by the side of the water with the more dense woods in the background. That black abstract shape in the middle beautifully echoes the sinuous arc of the dying oak as well.

A cabin would look nice on the lower left, though. Cabins are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (CPk08)

199 Ha, grammie! Glad it was nice. Sounds like your son inherited your sense of humor. That's a good thing.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (sBOL1)

200 Speaking of security, has anyone seen the movie " Snowden"? Recommend, or not?
I only have a finite amount of time here on earth, so I am relying on AoS movie reviews?


Wasn't that an Oliver Stone thing?

If so, hard pass with prejudice.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (B+qrE)

201 fantabulous!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (0O7c5)

202 Does this mean we are going to boycott McDonalds?

Woo Hoo! About 15 years ahead of the curve.


*remember, Gibbs is their communications chief so....

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:20 AM (2x9LM)

203 Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:18 AM (lwiT4)

little winger is getting married? wonderful!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:21 AM (0O7c5)

204 O/T question

Is today's McDonald's tweet slam of Trump real? Its a Drudge headline, but it seems too stupid for it to be genuine.

Posted by: squeakywheel at March 16, 2017 10:22 AM (f31Us)

205 Does this mean we are going to boycott McDonalds?

I see where this is leading.

You idjits keep your hands off my Chick-Fil-A.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 16, 2017 10:22 AM (B+qrE)

206 What; What happened with McDonalds?. What anti Trump stuff was posted?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:22 AM (fDdVG)

207 little winger is getting married? wonderful!!!


Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:21 AM (0O7c5)
====================

Ya, finally. I thought I'd never get rid of that kid.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

208 Scottie Hamilton - "I Am Second"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ZcN_6wzp8
Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (lwiT4)


Holy crap, how did my man cave get so dusty?

If anyone thinks Scott Hamilton is some kind of swishy snowflake, you need to watch this video.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (07R+w)

209 195 Speaking of security, has anyone seen the movie " Snowden"? Recommend, or not?
I only have a finite amount of time here on earth, so I am relying on AoS movie reviews?
Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:19 AM (zSVEm)

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

I've read that it's just pretty much boring with no real structure to it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (GBcFH)

210 Check the addendum......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (rF0hx)

211 Is today's McDonald's tweet slam of Trump real? Its a Drudge headline, but it seems too stupid for it to be genuine.

Posted by: squeakywheel at March 16, 2017 10:22 AM (f31Us)

Thinking the same thing. It isn't their verified corporate account so probably just trolling.


Doesn't mean I'm going to stop not going there

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:24 AM (2x9LM)

212 Ya, finally. I thought I'd never get rid of that kid.


Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (lwiT4)

lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:24 AM (0O7c5)

213 Reading some of McDonald's prior tweets it
seems they have embraced and super-sized every SJW
issue.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 10:24 AM (fqERy)

214 McDonald's Tweet- "...we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands."



Yeah. Tiny hands! Just like the tiny hand models who do the Big Mac commercials to make the burgers look so gigantic?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (wPiJc)

215 The great irony is that too many of today's privileged white middle-class girls at elite schools can't seem to express themselves forcefully enough even to manage their own dating lives. They have to run to parental proxies on campus grievance committees to intervene for them. This isn't feminism-it's neurosis and hysteria.

Camille Paglia - good stuff
http://preview.tinyurl.com/PagliaRocks

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (ZFUt7)

216 Scottie Hamilton - "I Am Second"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9ZcN_6wzp8
Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 09:46 AM (lwiT4)

Holy crap, how did my man cave get so dusty?

If anyone thinks Scott Hamilton is some kind of swishy snowflake, you need to watch this video.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:23 AM (07R+w)
========================

Isn't his story amazing? Love that video.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (lwiT4)

217 Over 100 billion virtue signals served.

Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (Tyii7)

218 204 O/T question

Is today's McDonald's tweet slam of Trump real? Its a Drudge headline, but it seems too stupid for it to be genuine.
Posted by: squeakywheel at March 16, 2017 10:22 AM (f31Us)

Yeah, that can't be an official corporate approved tweet. That's basement dweller lefty snark.

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (7HtZB)

219 I watched Snowden. Way too long and Snowden is prsented as a Hero capital H.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (Om16U)

220 213 Reading some of McDonald's prior tweets it
seems they have embraced and super-sized every SJW
issue.
Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 10:24 AM (fqERy)

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

Oh, they have. Their CEO went all in a few years ago.

But there's a difference between "We love LBGTAQWERIUADLFKAD!" and "Trump is a disgrace."

That tweet was pretty obviously not sanctioned.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (GBcFH)

221 Fen...



@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (2x9LM)

222 219 I watched Snowden. Way too long and Snowden is prsented as a Hero capital H.
Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 10:25 AM (Om16U)

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

Hagiographic.

That's another word I've seen used to describe the film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:26 AM (GBcFH)

223 Captain Redbeard Rum: ohhh, you've got a woman's legs m'lord!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM


That's where you're wrong!

Posted by: Tammy Duckworth/i] at March 16, 2017 10:26 AM (p+Wdc)

224 Yes, Chelsea; I think Harriet Tubman's "persistence" is just like that of Oprah Winfrey!!. I hope that Elizabeth Warren will be written about too!!!!!!

Posted by: Dimwitted Leftist woman at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (fDdVG)

225 It isn't their verified corporate account so probably just trolling.


Doesn't mean I'm going to stop not going there

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:24 AM (2x9LM)

Looks like it came from their verified corporate account.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (rF0hx)

226 That painting... a metaphor for me trying to make eye contact with the audience while speaking in public. So awkward.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (q9IeR)

227 >>>Speaking of security, has anyone seen the movie " Snowden"? Recommend, or not?

There's a documentary and then a regular movie. I haven't seen either, but the documentary looks really interesting.

Posted by: Max Power at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (QCc6B)

228 So,someone at McDonalds Tweeted shit and now the company is in damage control mode because they realize a large percentage of their customers are Trump voters.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (r/0kC)

229 Anyone want to live in Sydney, close to the CBD in Surry Hills?

I have a beauty here for you - bargain at just less than $2 million!


https://tinyurl.com/gvu5kub


It's just around the corner from where my gorgeous little 4 yo grandson lives with his family..

And I'd like to apologise for always being OT - it's always in the middle of the night here for me when I'm a bit weary, and even though I'm sure I know more about US politics than many others here in OZ - my low energy at 1am just doesn't fire me up to contribute much

However I read everyones comments of course!

Posted by: Aussie at March 16, 2017 10:28 AM (N/OEj)

230 The pastor from our old church, the one who married us, is coming up on the local TV Morning Show. Every year my old church puts on a Prom for disabled teens. Today some of the attendees are going to model the dresses they are going to wear. I have Kleenex on hand.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:28 AM (lwiT4)

231 Speaking of Chik- Fil- A, had my first visit a few weeks ago. Missus Kraken and I crawled in there, beat up from many hours of driving.
I stood in the line, just staring at the menu board, like the undead. The nice counter lady walked me through it, and I actually ordered food.
While we were eating, she came to the table, and gave me a little cow that said " eat more chikin", and chatted with us for a few minutes. A small thing really, but not something I am used to, with fast food.

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

232 I only have a finite amount of time here on earth,
so I am relying on AoS movie reviews


You know, in a sane universe, where no one had ever read an AOS movie review, those two clauses could co-exist, peaceably, in the same sentence.

But living here, where I do? I'm calling bullshit on this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:29 AM (H5rtT)

233 So,someone at McDonalds Tweeted shit and now the
company is in damage control mode because they realize a large
percentage of their customers are Trump voters.

Posted by: steevy
-----
Hello Wendy's.

Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (8b+oT)

234 26.2, Lizzy. Just look on any car bumper around here.





Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:04 AM


My favorite one is "0.0 - I don't run"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (p+Wdc)

235 Please don't link to Clinton tweeter. Th stupid is soo strong

Posted by: Sam at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (8fdt8)

236 (Today is the 266th anniversary of the birth of James Madison (1751-1836)

Madison's claim on our admiration does not rest on a perfect consistency, any more than it rests on his presidency. He has other virtues.... As a framer and defender of the Constitution he had no peer.... The finest part of Madison's performance as president was his concern for the preserving of the Constitution.... No man could do everything for the country – not even Washington. Madison did more than most, and did some things better than any. That was quite enough.

- Garry Wills (b. 1934) (James Madison, p. 164)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (ZO497)

237 Someone get the PepsiCo CEO on the phone. We need some fresh ideas on how to kill our brand!

Posted by: McDonalds at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (kTF2Z)

238 you liked my little McD joke ? thought zo

Posted by: Vlad at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (c6/9Q)

239 Media still swooning as Ex-President Boyfriend makes his March Madness brackets

huff.to/2nosrvP

Posted by: V the K at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (O7MnT)

240 Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)
===========================


A friend of my sister posted a picture on Facebook from her local Chik Fil A. They had put out a basket of those little green toy Army guys. The sign said - "Take a soldier, as a reminder to pray for our military"


How cool is that?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

241 I'd suspect someone in charge of McD's twitter thought they were tweeting on their own account.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (oVJmc)

242 Barring the obligatory AoSHQ snark about the lower part of the figure, it was the fashion of the time for a man to 'present a comely leg'. (I think I remember that right.) Close fitting hose on a guy's shapely legs was something to be desired by the fashionable. Glad I didn't live then as my legs are 'shapely' only if you like well-established oak trees.)

I am always amazed that anyone ice skates on purpose: hockey players, figure skaters, Hans Brinker. My one attempt consisted of 90 minutes of trying to avoid concussions. Fortunately, I quickly outgrew those skates and that ended my gliding career. Ice is fine in drinks and for preserving food. After that, my enthusiasm dwindles rapidly.

Posted by: JTB at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (V+03K)

243 the screencap shows verified account

@McDonaldsCorp

@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (Om16U)

244 It was that fucking shifty Hamburglar!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:32 AM (2x9LM)

245 I for one am looking forward to the future of men's pairs competitive figure skating.

The guys in the background are preparing to do the Iron Lotus.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:32 AM (hqZPQ)

246
CNBC was talking about the McDonalds tweet. The sound was
off but I could see they were laughing about it. I'm sure if someone did that to precious Barry they'd be demanding the entire board of directors get fired

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 16, 2017 10:32 AM (493sH)

247 (Today is the 266th anniversary of the birth of James Madison (1751-1836)

And for the other members of the Horde who did their time at the Hudson Valley School for Wayward Youth, it's Founder's Day. Happy 215th!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 16, 2017 10:32 AM (p+Wdc)

248 ve hav many verify account

Posted by: Vlad at March 16, 2017 10:33 AM (c6/9Q)

249 McDonald's forgot how to keep the hot side hot and the cold side cold.

Posted by: Dang, researching marketing gimmicks of yesteryear at March 16, 2017 10:33 AM (8b+oT)

250 Corporate America in the hands of deranged children.

Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (Tyii7)

251 228 So,someone at McDonalds Tweeted shit and now the company is in damage control mode because they realize a large percentage of their customers are Trump voters.
Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (r/0kC)

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

I can't imagine too many woke young progressives, who love organic food, going to McDonald's frequently.

I can, however, imagine a bunch of down on their luck small town Republicans doing it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (GBcFH)

252 Didn't Wendy's support Planned Parenthood or something?I remember them doing some SJW shit.The big corporations are uniformly leftist.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (r/0kC)

253 231 Speaking of Chik- Fil- A, had my first visit a few weeks ago. Missus Kraken and I crawled in there, beat up from many hours of driving.
I stood in the line, just staring at the menu board, like the undead. The nice counter lady walked me through it, and I actually ordered food.
While we were eating, she came to the table, and gave me a little cow that said " eat more chikin", and chatted with us for a few minutes. A small thing really, but not something I am used to, with fast food.
Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

Their employees are the best-trained and friendliest people you'll ever come across in fast food.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (0mRoj)

254 but seriously, McD has some splaining to do, and firing

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (c6/9Q)

255 Weird. Like a camera that was focused on the background, with the foreground being blurry.

Interesting effect. I'm not sure why one would choose to blur the main subject of the painting though.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (TOk1P)

256 McDonalds needs more clowns in their marketing. Because America loves clowns.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (hqZPQ)

257 231 Speaking of Chik- Fil- A, had my first visit a few weeks ago. Missus Kraken and I crawled in there, beat up from many hours of driving.
I stood in the line, just staring at the menu board, like the undead. The nice counter lady walked me through it, and I actually ordered food.
While we were eating, she came to the table, and gave me a little cow that said " eat more chikin", and chatted with us for a few minutes. A small thing really, but not something I am used to, with fast food.
Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:29 AM (zSVEm)

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

There are 2 great things about Chick Fil A

1) The food. It's simple but very well don.

2) The service. It's fantastic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (GBcFH)

258 249
McDonald's forgot how to keep the hot side hot and the cold side cold.


Posted by: Dang, researching marketing gimmicks of yesteryear at March 16, 2017 10:33 AM (8b+oT)
they didn't put all the order in the bag.....usually mine......if mama ain't happy.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (0O7c5)

259 Bye McDonalds.

Oh yeah. I havent eaten your crap food for years,

That was easy.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (KgpWR)

260 Oh and the judge blocking the travel order reminds me of a Seinfeld episode."Why are you blocking this order if it is legal?" Judge:"For spite"

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (r/0kC)

261 Didn't Wendy's support Planned Parenthood or
something?I remember them doing some SJW shit.The big corporations are
uniformly leftist.

Posted by: steevy
-----
That would surprise me. They support adoption since Dave Thomas was adopted. But who knows?

Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (8b+oT)

262 Aussie - Yikes!

*strikes Surry Hills from potential places to live*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (ZO497)

263 How to get demoted from "Director of Social Media" to "Assistant Fryaloter Operator."

Posted by: V the K at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (O7MnT)

264 While we were eating, she came to the table, and gave me a little cow that said " eat more chikin",

--

what ?? I never got little cow at chik-fil-a. I fil cheated

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (c6/9Q)

265 McDs goes with the we wuz hacked defense

dang Russians
(delete space)
https://twitter.com/McDonaldsCorp/status /842380484260818945

Posted by: @votermom @vm at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (Om16U)

266 A friend of my sister posted a picture on Facebook from her local Chik Fil A. They had put out a basket of those little green toy Army guys. The sign said - "Take a soldier, as a reminder to pray for our military"


How cool is that?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:31 AM (lwiT4)

CFA will get my money all day every day.

http://tinyurl.com/zfg28so


"Please take a soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who serve our country."

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (2x9LM)

267 They had put out a basket of those little green toy Army guys.
------------------------------
For those who have not kept up, the Hong Kong molds for the soldiers have been updated with the new Fritz helmet style. However, the same M-48 tank mold from the '50's is still in use.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (SsblQ)

268 Please don't link to Clinton tweeter. Th stupid is soo strong

Posted by: Sam at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (8fdt


You know, it doesn't bother me that Chelsea Clinton is tweeting stoopid stuff. That's to be expected.What bothers me is that we keep hearing about it. As if she's got friends in the media business who are (underhandedly) promoting her as some kind of Important Person That We Need To Listen To.

But every time I see one of these Chelsea Clinton puff pieces, I think, why do I keep hearing about this person? I simply don't care about anything she has to say. She's the Kim Kardashian of politics.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (07R+w)

269 All Trump voters should demand one free McRib and one Shamrock Shake for this insult.

And just thinking about having that for a meal makes me want to vomit.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (hqZPQ)

270 Impressive that he held that pose throughout the entire commission of the portrait.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (iQDVR)

271 267 Well,that "new" helmet has been inservice for over 30 years so....

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (r/0kC)

272 Now we'll see how much McD's wants to save their figurative bacon.

Full, "Citizen Kane'-sized orange-ish portraits of PDT on their windows?
Caption, in big letters.
McTRUMP.

But they are from Oak Brook. A very Illinois-liberal place.
I spent a year there one month. My classmate, who had a black belt, a nursing degree, and a MSW (middle initial, "X"), had to give up his executive morning jog. Never got more than a block before the police braced him.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

273 McDick's claiming Twitter Account was hacked.

Posted by: V the K at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (O7MnT)

274 256 McDonalds needs more clowns in their marketing. Because America loves clowns.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (hqZPQ)

Oh have I got a marketing plan for them. I think you'd call it viral. In this case, it's literal! HA HA HA HA HA!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!

Posted by: The Joker at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (0mRoj)

275
No need to boycott McDonald's bathrooms though. Or hit the trashcan accurately.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (ZFUt7)

276 There are 2 great things about Chick Fil A



1) The food. It's simple but very well don.



2) The service. It's fantastic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:35 AM (GBcFH)

3) they have more intelligent, capable, better looking workers..... on par with the kids at in-n-out

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:38 AM (0O7c5)

277 236 (Today is the 266th anniversary of the birth of James Madison (1751-1836)

Madison's claim on our admiration does not rest on a perfect consistency, any more than it rests on his presidency. He has other virtues.... As a framer and defender of the Constitution he had no peer.... The finest part of Madison's performance as president was his concern for the preserving of the Constitution.... No man could do everything for the country - not even Washington. Madison did more than most, and did some things better than any. That was quite enough.

- Garry Wills (b. 1934) (James Madison, p. 164)
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:30 AM (ZO497)

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

Thank you.



George Will has said that Washington D.C. probably should have been called Madison D.C. instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:38 AM (GBcFH)

278 CFA will get my money all day every day.
http://tinyurl.com/zfg28so
"Please take a soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who serve our country."
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:36 AM (2x9LM)


Sigh. I wish we had Chik-Fil-A in this part of Oregon. Unfortunately, we don't.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (07R+w)

279 Sigh. I wish we had Chik-Fil-A in this part of Oregon. Unfortunately, we don't.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (07R+w)

i'd go in on a franchise

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (0O7c5)

280 Yeah ,the "I wuz hacked!" Defense rarely works.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (r/0kC)

281 George Will has said that Washington D.C. probably should have been called Madison D.C. instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:38 AM (GBcFH)
----------------------------------------------
Quit piling on George Will. Everyone already knows he is an idiot.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (SsblQ)

282 Re: McDonalds: It's a Kroc!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at March 16, 2017 10:40 AM (bc2Lc)

283 So,someone at McDonalds Tweeted shit and now the company is in damage control mode because they realize a large percentage of their customers are Trump voters.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:27 AM (r/0kC)


OK, I'm a sour, cynical asshole. But if I were running McDonald's, I'd just say, "fuck it! Where else are those sister-screwing flaggots going to go?"

And why would I say that? Because McDonald's is so omnipresent and too many parents use it as a quick fueling stop for their kids and because I know Trump voters - the majority of them - don't have the strength of character for a long-term boycott; at least not long enough to do real harm to our bottom line.

So McDonald's gets the best of both worlds - it gets to give the middle finger to Hitler and still rake in mucho bux from his voters. Winning!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 10:40 AM (X6fMO)

284 McDonald's in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning.

Srsly, McDonalds, you really wanna go there?

I know Robert Gibbs is now a Micky D's honcho but this is corporate suicide, no?

If I ate that shit I'd sure as hell start boycotting.


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 16, 2017 10:40 AM (s/EUv)

285 Would you like some fries to go with that insult?

Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:40 AM (Tyii7)

286 Sigh. I wish we had Chik-Fil-A in this part of Oregon. Unfortunately, we don't.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:39 AM (07R+w)

Is this the proper time to say I have 4 CFA's within 5 miles.





Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (2x9LM)

287 Beautiful, inspiring Scott Hamilton video, Grammie. Thanks. so much!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (fDdVG)

288 283 It's not like there aren't other options.

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (r/0kC)

289 McD just announced a move from Oak Brook to Chicago.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (hqZPQ)

290 He's skating away on the thin ice of a new day. And the even thinner ice that is the alleged weight of his loafers, but nobody believes him on the latter.

Posted by: Ian Anderson. Yes I play the flute. Still not in the RRHOF. at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (wx6iv)

291 it's 5k to join and then 280k - 814k investment

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (0O7c5)

292 I will never understand why corporations with billions of dollars in revenue, whose most important decisions are made by executives with years of experience, let some fresh out of college millennial be a huge megaphone for them as a "social media coordinator." 20 years ago you probably couldn't fart at McDonald's HQ without getting signed permission from 10 Vice Presidents and the Board of Directors and now some dipshit can just decide to tweet a bit of Internet diarrhea and lose you a boatload of money.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (iQDVR)

293 McDonalds - MAGA!
Make America Gassy Again.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (ZFUt7)

294 The McDonald's tweet will be traced to someone in their social media team who thought they were posting on their own account.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (oVJmc)

295 The Chik- Fil-A we stopped at was in Clarksville Tennessee, near the Army base.
We sat amongst many military families, guys ( and one woman) in uniform with their kids eating lunch.
I think it had light Christian music playing in the background, seemed like it anyway.
Point being, the vibe in there was really great, and not what I am used to in fast food places.

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (zSVEm)

296 272 Now we'll see how much McD's wants to save their figurative bacon.

Full, "Citizen Kane'-sized orange-ish portraits of PDT on their windows?
Caption, in big letters.
McTRUMP.

But they are from Oak Brook. A very Illinois-liberal place.
I spent a year there one month. My classmate, who had a black belt, a nursing degree, and a MSW (middle initial, "X"), had to give up his executive morning jog. Never got more than a block before the police braced him.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

For what? Was he black?

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 10:43 AM (0mRoj)

297 Meanwhile in Russia, VI Lenin is doing a double take and wishing for more booze.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gobe5ho

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 16, 2017 10:43 AM (pvhCU)

298 262 Mike Hammer

My reaction too, talk about a housing bubble in Sydney

We're about 25kms from the CBD, in a crummy run down house BUT the land value is $1 million!!! (Big block)

So we're not wasting money on the house, which a prospective buyer would knock down anyway and hopefully no housing bubbles burst and we can move out of Sydney to Queensland
*Dreaming of sunshine*

Posted by: Aussie at March 16, 2017 10:43 AM (N/OEj)

299 291 it's 5k to join and then 280k - 814k investment
Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (0O7c5)


Let me check my couch cushions...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 10:43 AM (0mRoj)

300 In years past, I always preferred Target to Walmart
for similar reasons. Cleaner stores, nicer staff, etc..
I was willing to pay a few cents more for stuff.

But after the bathroom policy, have never set foot in a Target.
Posted by: McCool at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (zM9LG)

Walmart is starting to look like a competitor with Amazon in the "we sell anything online" category. I'm finding model airplane detail sets & things on the walmart website that previously I could only find on ebay or Amazon.

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:44 AM (7HtZB)

301 I can, however, imagine a bunch of down on their luck small town Republicans doing it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:34 AM (GBcFH)


You know, I hope all these comments I'm seeing from you this morning means that this week's movie thread is complete and you'll be sending it to me shortly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:44 AM (07R+w)

302 I will never understand why corporations with billions of dollars in revenue, whose most important decisions are made by executives with years of experience, let some fresh out of college millennial be a huge megaphone for them as a "social media coordinator."

Especially when Twitter is well-known for committing professional suicide.

I'd have one machine with access to the corporate account, and a team running the feed, with a quorum required for approval.

Not some dipshit intern with access through his phone.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

303 McD just announced a move from Oak Brook to Chicago.

McCorruption

Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (Tyii7)

304
McDonalds. Meh.


Saw a spot on the tube this AM where several VAs around the country are refusing to put up Teh Donalds portrait as President.

When asked, more than one facility responded "he's not our President".

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (8XRCm)

305 This:
http://tinyurl.com/jsj6tzo

"Obama's Third Term"

Is very good, but as so many do it also contains old misperceptions/lies which have embedded themselves as conventional wisdom over many long years.

Posted by: geoffb5 at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (d3wbb)

306 272 Now we'll see how much McD's wants to save their figurative bacon.

Full, "Citizen Kane'-sized orange-ish portraits of PDT on their windows?
Caption, in big letters.
McTRUMP.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (H5rtT)-
----------
That's the key.

How strong will the apology be?

Posted by: WisRich at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (hdpay)

307 It is getting hard to keep up with all the shit that needs to be boycotted though.Oh,Captain America also hates us(the actor that plays him,anyway)

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:46 AM (r/0kC)

308 Chick vs. Chik???


I could swear growing up and in the 80's it was 'Chik'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:46 AM (wo3jg)

309 Beautiful, inspiring Scott Hamilton video, Grammie. Thanks. so much!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (fDdVG)
=========================

You're welcome, Fenelon. There are a series of "I Am Second" videos. Scottie Hamilton's is one of my favorites.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:46 AM (lwiT4)

310 This looks like a pretty cool site for looking up company stances on a small range of political/social issues...

https://www.2ndvote.com/company-scores/


Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:46 AM (8b+oT)

311 272 Now we'll see how much McD's wants to save their figurative bacon.

Full, "Citizen Kane'-sized orange-ish portraits of PDT on their windows?
Caption, in big letters.
McTRUMP.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:37 AM (H5rtT)

---------

A heroic sculpture of Trump, with the Hair made out of French fries.

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (7HtZB)

312 >>>And for your viewing and listening pleasure...some of Dick Button's greatest hits.


My dick looks like a button.

Posted by: Chazz Bono at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (vRcUp)

313 McDonald's is not apologizing. They have settled on the Anthony Wiener defense.

"We wuz hacked!"

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (S2VsH)

314 Cheese place which I could live in ..
Posted by: Aussie at March 16, 2017 10:12 AM (N/OEj)


O_O

...cheese is my spirit animal.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (8nWyX)

315 Gosh, I hope my Twitter account is never hacked...oh, wait, I've never had a Twitter account.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (ZO497)

316 @81 - I love her call to "settle the gender debate."

Uh, hunny, that was settled a LONG time ago. Penis & testicles = man. Ovaries & vagina = woman.

The person she was discussing in the article was the EXACT thing that people knew was going to happen - lecherous bastards taking advantage of advantageous circumstances. This guy has raped and/or assaulted women before. I guarantee it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (vg8iE)

317 299
291 it's 5k to join and then 280k - 814k investment

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (0O7c5)





Let me check my couch cushions...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 16, 2017 10:43 AM (0mRoj)we should find a state it isn't in....seriously......

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (0O7c5)

318 There's a reason they wear masks.

http://tinyurl.com/jdlea4u

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 16, 2017 10:47 AM (Nwg0u)

319 I can't imagine Ivanka and Jared taking their children within sniffing distance of a Mickey D.

Posted by: kallisto at March 16, 2017 10:48 AM (nNdYv)

320 @289 That said a mouthful, right there.

Anybody know Hickory Farms, with the beef stick and the gift baskets?
Their founder died last year. New female CEO is betaking them straight over to Windy City because (1)that's where she's from, and yes bitches do that;
(2)She can't find the talent she needs in northwest Ohio. Not enough "creatives." Subtext, of course, not Ghey Enough.

Dudette. It's sausage. You're looking for...sausage salesmen.
Well, Murder Central's gain is downtown Monclova Township's loss.
They're gonna have one hell of a website frontpage, that is for sure.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:48 AM (H5rtT)

321 Wow.. nice going McDonalds. Wave bye bye to your profits. Nicely done.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at March 16, 2017 10:48 AM (zRZaJ)

322 289 McD just announced a move from Oak Brook to Chicago.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 16, 2017 10:41 AM (hqZPQ)

DuPage is basically Cook-Lite now anyway so it really wouldn't be a big change. All of the moral peacocking, just with actual peacock feathers instead of the cheap plastic faux feathers. Just as much hypocrisy, just more on the financial/lifestyle side than the law/order side. Clubhouse hardest hit as business casual drinking dude/dudette lunches plummet 35%; plan to rebound includes purse dog manicure brunches every Tuesday.

Posted by: Chiraqi Refugee at March 16, 2017 10:48 AM (wx6iv)

323 I don't eat anything at McDonald's but their fries. I get their fries because they have a dedicated fryer for the fries, so there is no gluten cross contamination from frying other foods. I will probably continue to get the fries every 3 or 4 months per usual. IMHO, this is a case of someone hijacking the account. Strangely enough, in Italy where GF options are required, I got a GF cheeseburger in Florence after touring the Academe and seeing the David. It was delicious, but, more like an Arby's Roast Beef w cheese sauce than a burger. The David was simply magnificent.

I do love Chick-Fil-A

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes, who is now luxuriating in vast pools of winning! at March 16, 2017 10:48 AM (kXoT0)

324 The Confederacy also beat that " he's not our President" horse too, as I recall. Just an observation.

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (zSVEm)

325
Screw it.

National Divorce. Its coming.

You idiots get New England, Southern California and Oregon. And Minnesota.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (8XRCm)

326 Man offers to pay for another guys meal in a fast food restaurant; gets beaten and robbed instead.

http://tinyurl.com/z7xggbb

Of course, this happened in a deep, blue sanctuary city.

Posted by: V the K at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (O7MnT)

327 314 hogmartin

Mine as well (add a glass of Aussie chardy) *Bliss*

Posted by: Aussie at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (N/OEj)

328 I like to wear knee length skirts so people can check out my gams.

Posted by: William Grant at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (vRcUp)

329 I think it had light Christian music playing in the background, seemed like it anyway.
========================


Hobby Lobby does the same thing. I have been known to break out in song in the floral aisle.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (lwiT4)

330 325
Screw it.

National Divorce. Its coming.

You idiots get New England, Southern California and Oregon. And Minnesota.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2017 10:49 AM (8XRCm)

Not northern California too?

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (7HtZB)

331 303 McD just announced a move from Oak Brook to Chicago.

McCorruption
Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (Tyii7)
--------

I had read they were making the move because they couldn't get Millennials to work/live in the burbs.

Wait a minute....
Illinois, Millennials, Anti-trump tweet

Oh, yeah, this is starting to make sense. This was no hack.

Posted by: WisRich at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (hdpay)

332 Sure am glad McDonalds let us know that csucker Robert Gibbs is running media ops. So yes this is entirely believable. If he has a job sundown they are dead to me. I am pissed I gave them as much money as I have in my lifetime. A-holes.

Posted by: charley horse at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (+kahX)

333 Disney presents "Quaker Oats on Ice!"

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (4AVeu)

334 So,someone at McDonalds Tweeted shit and now the
company is in damage control mode because they realize a large percentage of their customers are Trump voters.

Posted by: steevy


One would think they'd be a touch more careful after the results of their "urban" pivot in marketing.

One would think.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (9krrF)

335 >>>Someone get the PepsiCo CEO on the phone. We need some fresh ideas on how to kill our brand!

Posted by: McDonalds<<<

Listen here, I'm not satisfied with selling sandwiches to all of the world, I want to inject politics into every bite with my throbbing political injector thingie. Savor its goodness, saps.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (2Mnv1)

336 No good deed goes unpunished.

This makes me fucking sick. Find the pieces of shit and stomp the animals.


http://tinyurl.com/gqod4o4


A man offered to do a good deed at a Brooklyn restaurant - and was punished with a bone-breaking beating, cops said.

A group of men kicked and pummeled a 37-year-old customer, beating him with his own cane after he offered to pay for their meal, police said Tuesday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (wo3jg)

337 If McDonalds really wants to do damage control on this, they should simply cancel their corporate Twitter account, and state, "henceforth and hereafter, any post on Twitter purporting to be from McDonalds is a fraud, full stop."

And McDonalds has mostly lost me because more and more of their locations have morphed into those shitty "McCafes". They have gotten away from their roots, which was fast food burgers, served fast. Fast food that is fast and cheap doesn't have to be very good. Just plain edible will do. I'm not dining there, just refueling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (WDdjT)

338 >>You idiots get New England, Southern California and Oregon. And Minnesota.

Screw that. I'm not willing to give up any land let alone some of the nicest in the country.

Rather just continue to beat and marginalize them.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

339 The last time I was actually inside a McD's it was like walking into the fvcking UN.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (fqERy)

340 What do the PAAS Easter egg dye people do for the rest of the year?

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (7HtZB)

341 McD's claims hack? ... translated: some PC Clown in management is woke and is "resisting" ... and they deleted the tweet and don't want to fire him.

That's it, no more BigMacs for me till the clown is fired. And strip him of his big shoes and red nose publicly ... I want to see the tears of the clown.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (BrMft)

342 335 >>>Someone get the PepsiCo CEO on the phone. We need some fresh ideas on how to kill our brand!

Posted by: McDonalds

Listen here, I'm not satisfied with selling sandwiches to all of the world, I want to inject politics into every bite with my throbbing political injector thingie. Savor its goodness, saps.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2017 10:50 AM (2Mnv1)

Is Amy Schumer available?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (wo3jg)

343 Come for the McNuggets, stay for the social justice harangue.

Posted by: McDonald's at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (Tyii7)

344 sad once glorious corporation, (not talking about the food) has come to this

Posted by: runner at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (c6/9Q)

345 CBD, I love the Dick Button video!

"And then the fall, which was absolutely unnecessary and uncalled-for."

And the look on his colleague's face at the end when he calls Pittsburgh "almost" in the Midwest.

Terrific

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (sBOL1)

346 Does any business actually benefit from having a twitter presence? Does being on twitter actually increase sales & profits?

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

347
Is Amy Schumer available?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (wo3jg)
You bet I am! Buy me a drink, sailor!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 16, 2017 10:53 AM (7HtZB)

348 345
CBD, I love the Dick Button video!



"And then the fall, which was absolutely unnecessary and uncalled-for."



And the look on his colleague's face at the end when he calls Pittsburgh "almost" in the Midwest.



Terrific





Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (sBOL1)
when he started laughing at the guy who's shirt got caught in the skate.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:53 AM (0O7c5)

349 Grammie-Eric Metaxas did one of those "I am second" video films about coming to faith too. It's very good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_GTMgckqi4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:53 AM (fDdVG)

350 Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM

It's a fast way to reach your biggest fans with the latest promotion. Beyond that, fairly useless.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 16, 2017 10:54 AM (S2VsH)

351 It is getting hard to keep up with all the shit that needs to be boycotted though.Oh,Captain America also hates us(the actor that plays him,anyway)

Posted by: steevy at March 16, 2017 10:46 AM (r/0kC)


Eric Idle, late of Monty Python, tweeted that "denying climate change is a crime against humanity." And anyone who does so "should be held accountable in a World Court."

So there's that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:54 AM (07R+w)

352 I'm sure it's sincere. Someone was probably losing their job and decided to have a shot before they left.

Remember, McDonalds has their own Black McDonalds website, too:

365black dot com

The site even lists a corporate twitter feed that apparently focuses on "black" stuff like dunking and dancing.

"Get you some!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 16, 2017 10:54 AM (/f1mm)

353 I like McDonald's because their counter servers, can't make change, take 15 minutes to screw up a simple hamburger order, mumble like they are chewing on their tongues, and bitch incessantly that they're not the president of the company yet.

Oh, and they want $15 an hour. Bitch.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 16, 2017 10:54 AM (4AVeu)

354 Kind of makes me think of Ducreux's "The Mocker"

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable! at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (XRxxn)

355 Phoenixgirl, that part was great too. It looked like a cartoon arm.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)

356 Have feminists come out against what Snoop Dog's nephew tweeted to Trump? Bow Wow (or some stupid shit rap name) said he and Snoop would pimp Trumps wife and make her work for them if Trump didn't shut up. Pathetic little shit. Where's the outrage? Human trafficking? Forced prostitution? Fucking vermin.

Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (8b+oT)

357 346
Does any business actually benefit from having a twitter presence? Does being on twitter actually increase sales profits?

Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

i'd love for politics to get out of products.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (0O7c5)

358 Don't forget to download the McDonald's App!

Posted by: Undocumented at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (SsblQ)

359 353 I like McDonald's because their counter servers, can't make change, take 15 minutes to screw up a simple hamburger order, mumble like they are chewing on their tongues, and bitch incessantly that they're not the president of the company yet.


Here in NorCal the servers and patrons are majority Hispanic... Not saying that that's bad, just stating a fact..

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (O2RFr)

360 301 You know, I hope all these comments I'm seeing from you this morning means that this week's movie thread is complete and you'll be sending it to me shortly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:44 AM (07R+w)

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

Task master...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (GBcFH)

361
The site even lists a corporate twitter feed that apparently focuses on "black" stuff like dunking and dancing.

-----


But we're the racists....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

362 Twitter, Facebook, and anything else like it, I avoid.
A little thought, and I realized that they would be very bad for a guy like me.
I need to be careful about what I say, and social media is just a goad to stupid pronouncements on my part.

As you can see, I suppose.

Posted by: kraken at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (zSVEm)

363 355
Phoenixgirl, that part was great too. It looked like a cartoon arm.





Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (sBOL1)
lol....the girl certainly has great balance.....amazing she didn't panic or fall

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (0O7c5)

364 The McDonald's tweet will be traced to someone in their social media team who thought they were posting on their own account.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 16, 2017 10:42 AM (oVJmc)


Probably. Because seriously people, those of you getting out the pitchforks and torches, setting off to burn down the Golden Arches, do you REALLY believe this was a corporate decision?

Ron and the executive team were sitting around saying "hey, you know what would be good for business? Saying something really really stupid and futile on our tweeter tweets account!"

Come on!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (TOk1P)

365 Howdy y'all. Still on the art thread? Is the ewok pickling in Valu-Rite again this morning?

HEY! Little sister flew in from Kentucky, joined by her son from L.A., and they drove over to Show-Me state to track down our long-estranged, hermit-like, and slightly psycho older brother. (Little sister just sat at our eldest brothers' deathbed last month, so I guess she's on a family-track.)

She managed to find him. We're heading down to Mom's in the City to talk with Sis about what she found out.

At least our 96yo mom got to find out he's still alive. Well, we all did. So, spare a prayer for the spirit of family, local and universal. Have a day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - family, man! at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (wmrFg)

366 Does any business actually benefit from having a twitter presence?
Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:52 AM (7HtZB)


Mine sure does, let me tell you. My tweets are the best. Second to none. Just ask anybody.

Posted by: @realDonaldTrump at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (07R+w)

367 Sadly, the fat French girl isn't on the Dick Button video. I think my husband and I tried to find it on YouTube a few years back, but no go.

Posted by: bluebell at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (sBOL1)

368 I'm going to be McDonald's new spokesperson.

Posted by: Wm. H. Cosby PhD. at March 16, 2017 10:57 AM (bc2Lc)

369 Does any business actually benefit from having a twitter presence? Does being on twitter actually increase sales & profits?
Posted by: josephistan



Twitter is a very good platform for getting a lot of exposure.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (ZFUt7)

370 He said "Dick Button."

Heh, heh.

Yeah, yeah.

Dick.

Heh, heh.

Button.

Posted by: Bevis and Butthead at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (4AVeu)

371 >>>You bet I am! Buy me a drink, sailor!

Posted by: Amy Schumer<<<

You're only allowed to have a diet drink, Fatty MacFatty.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (2Mnv1)

372 "While people posting those early responses didn't seem to believe the message reflected a shift in McDonald's public stance on America's leadership, several of them did say that they're now planning to eat a Big Mac today."
-From the NPR write-up of the tweet.

Yes. I am sure all these gluten-free, non-GMO, raw food vegans are just going to be gobbling down Monsanto wheat buns, pink slime burgers, hormone-pumped dairy cheese, child labor tomatoes/onions/lettuce, and the unholy spasm of parts-unknown flavor that are the sauces.

I really do wish someone would do a comprehensive statistical study on these BOYCOTT! / SUPPORT! phenomenon because I can almost guarantee that for all the social media fervor almost no one changes their daily routine.

Maybe it's been done but I'm too lazy to change my routine and look for it.

Posted by: Ronald McDeez at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (wx6iv)

373
Hobby Lobby does the same thing. I have been known to break out in song in the floral aisle.
Posted by: grammie winger
----------------

My problem is the local grocery that plays 50's-60's pop music. I occasionally have to stop myself from accompanying the Everly Brothers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (NBHj5)

374
At least our 96yo mom got to find out he's still
alive. Well, we all did. So, spare a prayer for the spirit of family,
local and universal. Have a day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - family, man! at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (wmrFg)

aw.....must be comforting and upsetting at the same time.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (0O7c5)

375 Where can I see the McDonald's tweet?

I used to go through the drive-thru and get a large diet Coke before a long drive. I've stopped giving them any business since they hired that piece of shit slob, Gibbs.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (vg8iE)

376 At least our 96yo mom got to find out he's still alive. Well, we all did. So, spare a prayer for the spirit of family, local and universal. Have a day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - family, man! at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM (wmrFg)


Wow. It sounds like you've got quite...uh, an interesting family.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (07R+w)

377 Saw a spot on the tube this AM where several VAs around the country are refusing to put up Teh Donalds portrait as President.

When asked, more than one facility responded "he's not our President".

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2017 10:45 AM (8XRCm)


And this is what pisses me off so much about the right.

If a single one of those VA assholes had said Barky wasn't their president and refused to put his picture up, you would hear the screams of outrage from Mars. But what does the right do?

**crickets**

Are those assholes going to lose their jobs? Is the Trump administration going to respond, "looks like you have too much time on your hands if you're grandstanding" and shut the damned places down? Are the VFW and other veterans' organizations going to organize national demonstrations in front of every VA that refuses to put up the portrait of the legally elected president of the United States?

**crickets**

For somebody who is supposed to be the second coming of Hitler, Trump is disappointing the hell out of me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (X6fMO)

378 You idiots get New England, Southern California and Oregon. And Minnesota.

I'll give them barren islands off New England and California and some mosquito-infested lake islands in MN. That's it.

If Israel can make the desert bloom, surely the cream of Progtardia can turn such areas into utopias of man's dreaming, right?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (9krrF)

379 Grammie-Eric Metaxas did one of those "I am second" video films about coming to faith too. It's very good!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_GTMgckqi4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 10:53 AM (fDdVG)
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I think I may have watched it but it's been a long time. I'll have to re-watch it. I really like him. The Duck Dynasty/Phil Robertson one is good too.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (lwiT4)

380 Seriously though, I find it hard to believe McDonald's would be stupid enough to do that... The small hands part is a give away...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (O2RFr)

381 @296 For what? Was he black?

Posted by: Insomniac

Yes, very. Sorry, I thought "middle initial X" would convey that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (H5rtT)

382 Eric Idle, late of Monty Python, tweeted that "denying climate change is a crime against humanity." And anyone who does so "should be held accountable in a World Court."

So there's that.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 10:54 AM (07R+w)


What a strange way to run a government. Have some watery tart throw a hockey stick at them, and everybody is expected to bow down?

Come see the violence inherent in the system! Come see the violence inherent in the system!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (TOk1P)

383 CBD has a new McD post up...

Posted by: Undocumented at March 16, 2017 11:00 AM (SsblQ)

384 do you REALLY believe this was a corporate decision?
Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2017 10:56 AM

Being given the "Wiener defense" lie isn't ingratiating them with me. And don't tell me that there isn't a corporate culture there that encouraged this. Obama's press secretary is their VP of Communications and Marketing. This tweet wasn't approved, but it didn't come from another planet either.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 16, 2017 11:00 AM (S2VsH)

385 380
Seriously though, I find it hard to believe McDonald's would be stupid
enough to do that... The small hands part is a give away...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2017 10:59 AM (O2RFr)
except.....this election has accelerated peoples mental illness.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl..spring training at March 16, 2017 11:00 AM (0O7c5)

386 My problem is the local grocery that plays 50's-60's
pop music. I occasionally have to stop myself from accompanying the
Everly Brothers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (NBHj5)
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Oh - never stop yourself. Heaven knows I don't! LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at March 16, 2017 11:00 AM (lwiT4)

387 McNood.

Posted by: Joe Mama at March 16, 2017 11:01 AM (M5NPS)

388 Over at Gateway Pundit:

On Monday, Obama paid a surprise to the judge who ruled against the temp refugee ban.


Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2017 11:01 AM (FkAXz)

389 Pathetic little shit. Where's the outrage? Human trafficking? Forced prostitution? Fucking vermin.
Posted by: Dang at March 16, 2017 10:55 AM (8b+oT)


Heck, where is Twitter's Committee of Public Virtue that is supposed to be looking out for these sort of vile threats? Looking the other way?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 16, 2017 11:01 AM (07R+w)

390 The other dumb thing about McDonald's is they really have no need to be political. They're fucking McDonald's. Their entire business is based on being ubiquitous, being burrowed into the American consciousness like a tick, and being cheap and convenient (though no cheaper or more convenient than other fast food). Douchey hipster liberals who only buy local free range fair trade farm fresh non-GMO gluten-free artisanal vegan food aren't going to virtue signal by going out of their way to buy a Big Mac no matter how many 'sick burns' their Twitter account dishes out to Our Beneficent Orange Master.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 16, 2017 11:01 AM (oZ6kz)

391 except.....this election has accelerated peoples mental illness.....

There is that...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 16, 2017 11:02 AM (O2RFr)

392 Aussie, NSW and Victoria sound sort of like Oregon. Recently come to vineyards, and odd native place names mixed in with names like "Dundee" and "Newport".

https://www.tillamook.com/cheese-factory/index.html


Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2017 11:02 AM (WQX/u)

393 >>Seriously though, I find it hard to believe McDonald's would be stupid enough to do that... The small hands part is a give away...

Me neither. They may not like Trump, although I'd be hard pressed to understand why since he has been giving them lots of free pr during his campaign and after, but I can't see them committing corporate suicide.

Their twitter feed says they were notified by twitter that their account was compromised and they took down the tweet and are investigating. Sounds like either some employee went rogue or someone hacked them.

Still doesn't take them off the hook for their food.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 16, 2017 11:02 AM (/tuJf)

394 He said "Dick Button."

Heh, heh.

Yeah, yeah.

Dick.

Heh, heh.

Button.

Posted by: Bevis and Butthead at March 16, 2017 10:58 AM (4AVeu)


IT'S FUNNY CUZ IF YOU SAY BUTTON, DICK LIKE YOU SOMETIMES HAVE TO RITE YOUR NAME IT LOOKS LIKE BUTT ON DICK WHICH HE PROBABLY HAS DONE CUZ HE'S AN ICE SKATER!

Posted by: Ben Rothlessburger at March 16, 2017 11:03 AM (TOk1P)

395 You know, the stalls that have 1 inch gaps by all the doors hinges so you can most definitely see everyone with their pants around their ankles and vagina clear as day.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 16, 2017 09:41 AM (2x9LM)

The SJW fine print this bloggy mom presents first to justify her street creds is hilarious. It sounds just like the trolls that came here pre election and rolled out their credentials first(I've been a republican all my life) before slash and burning Trump.

Maybe, if she thinks about it a bit more, she will realize that not tearing weeds out by the roots when they are small allows giant weed patches full of poison ivy to grow that are far more difficult and dangerous to remove.

The rest of the country with sense has been saying for almost a decade now that the psychiatrists, schools, and left wingers who are promoting this transgender garbage, demanding it be normalized and celebrated were not just a danger to the rest of us, but were going to use lawfare and brainwashing to cement it in place.

She thinks her kids are going to be safe from this stuff because she writes a cranky blogpost about it, well news for you honey. Until you are willing to get out there, get hit with eggs or possibly beat up, end up in jail or sued for having 'wrongthink" , and otherwise join the rest of us trying to fight this crap, you can pretty much plan on how you will deal with the aftermath of your kids being molested or raped because at some point, you will not be there to escort them to the restroom.

Posted by: Jen at March 16, 2017 11:03 AM (SfvBj)

396 I see Brett Fireplug Baier trying to convince me the Senate will change RYNOCARE to further help us.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 16, 2017 11:03 AM (fqERy)

397 phoenixgirl #374: ...aw.....must be comforting and upsetting at the same time.....

Yeah, that about sums it up, PG.

Comforting to know he hasn't been dumped in a cave with his squatter "friends" cashing his checks. The upset, the frustration with his psychic state, goes back decades.

Threatening to shoot his own daughter when she came by to show him his grandkids isn't too crazy, right? (That was a while back.)



Some nuclear families have a higher TNT yield than others.

Posted by: mindful webworker - family, maan! at March 16, 2017 11:06 AM (wmrFg)

398 What do the PAAS Easter egg dye people do for the rest of the year?
Posted by: josephistan at March 16, 2017 10:51 AM (7HtZB)


Decorate cakes. Really.

Signature Brands LLC own Betty Crocker and other companies.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 16, 2017 11:13 AM (WQX/u)

399 OregonMuse #376: ...It sounds like you've got quite...uh, an interesting family....

Putting it mildly. Didja ever see the documentary "Crumb"? Similar but not quite that bad. :O

I could write a book, except I'll need for more of the protagonists to become deceased first.

Posted by: mindful webworker - familialf, maan! at March 16, 2017 11:23 AM (wmrFg)

400 So, spare a prayer for the spirit of family, local and universal.

I will, Mindful Webworker

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 16, 2017 11:32 AM (fDdVG)

401 231 Speaking of Chik- Fil- A, had my first visit a few weeks ago. Missus Kraken and I crawled in there, beat up from many hours of driving.
I stood in the line, just staring at the menu board, like the undead. The nice counter lady walked me through it, and I actually ordered food.
While we were eating, she came to the table, and gave me a little cow that said " eat more chikin", and chatted with us for a few minutes. A small thing really, but not something I am used to, with fast food.

*
*
I get the same pleasant experience with the Chik-Fil-A I've been to here. And in this dump, you're more likely to get the sort of fast food workers who SHOULD be replaced with kiosks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 16, 2017 11:35 AM (ND+aa)

402 I think Walmart's serious about challenging Amazon. I tried their new $35 minimum thing, and one item took an extra day to arrive. I didn't care and didn't even notice it, really. They emailed me a $5 gift card and an apology.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 16, 2017 11:41 AM (97XyN)

403 Is that where the name "Dick" came from? He's definitely a Dick. But, he wasn't wrong either. It's okay to be a real Dick if you're right about what you are saying, Dick. Damn, Dick, ice is hard. Not a bit of give. Not like baseball grass, or AstroTurf, or a basketball court (unless you're playing in the summer on cheap concrete). But, mercy was not part of your job description, and you held up your part of the deal. Crucify everyone, Dick, hell-yeah!

Posted by: goon at March 16, 2017 11:55 AM (EaQ6/)

404 Oh, and yeah, the guy in the painting ... I've got his lunch money. Unless he's on skates. But for the other 9 months of the year, he's gonna need a Ricky Linderman (hey, Adam!).

Posted by: goon at March 16, 2017 12:00 PM (EaQ6/)

405 Brian Williams @ Rockefeller centre?

Posted by: saf at March 16, 2017 12:08 PM (+zN6H)

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