Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Magdalene With The Smoking Flame
Georges de la Tour

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 The Washington Post has a story today titled "Trump reportedly hires
conspiracy theorist Joe diGenova for legal team" and it's reprinted in
local online newspapers all over. The swamp must be worried if they're
this desperate. Shameless.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2018 09:24 AM (UBzPO)

2 OK, things are looking better.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at March 20, 2018 09:24 AM (PbH71)

3 well

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 20, 2018 09:24 AM (0O7c5)

4 Original Title: Thoughts on necrophilia.

Posted by: SH at March 20, 2018 09:24 AM (sX1BW)

5 Nice.

Posted by: Simplemind at March 20, 2018 09:24 AM (ZuGkg)

6 Joe diGenova?


Swell.

Just....swell.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 20, 2018 09:25 AM (PFy0L)

7 Wonder if the skull is of the guy who 'bigged' her?

Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 20, 2018 09:25 AM (Enq6K)

8 That's how Jews study to control the weather. With candles.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 09:25 AM (nV+c8)

9 You are getting sleepy, sleepy, ...

Posted by: Carpe Manana at March 20, 2018 09:25 AM (PbH71)

10 how to do away with all males ... to build my feminist throne of skulls?

But I can't build bridges ... we may have to save a few males.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2018 09:26 AM (bT8Z4)

11 Maybe if I don't mention the skull in the title no one will notice it.

Posted by: Georges de la Tour at March 20, 2018 09:26 AM (oMtOd)

12 With The Smoking Flame?

Talk about burying the lead. How about the skull.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 09:26 AM (G0vdT)

13 Looks like she has a bun in the oven.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 20, 2018 09:27 AM (4lzWT)

14 She's is wondering "When oh When will they accept a woman as Hamlet? I've already bought the skull"

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:27 AM (8ikIW)

15 Bet her ceilings are sooty.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 09:27 AM (0+nbW)

16 Say it ain't so Joe

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at March 20, 2018 09:28 AM (czkHE)

17
Bet her ceilings are sooty.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 09:27 AM (0+nbW)







And cleaning them is her duty.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 20, 2018 09:28 AM (XWkhW)

18 Her mother is yelling from the other room

"You wear a dress like that out in public? People will think you a whore!"

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (8ikIW)

19 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (5t9V6)

20 It is neat you can see the flame reflecting in her eye .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (4lzWT)

21 I may use this for a cover...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (EvBgT)

22 looks like she skipped abs day

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (FZYNt)

23 Can someone explain? I don't get it.

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (gC288)

24 An oddly odd painting.

Containing an odd theme.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 09:29 AM (EyPfd)

25 Alas, poor Yorick... No?

Posted by: sinalco at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (yODqO)

26 Who knocked her up?

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (r9UYA)

27 I'm sure there's an explanation for this painting, but I'll be darned if I can figure it out. Is that a noose on the table under the book? Ick.

Posted by: bluebell at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (oMtOd)

28 14 She's is wondering "When oh When will they accept a woman as Hamlet? I've already bought the skull"
Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:27 AM (8ikIW)

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always good to check before you Amy Schumer yourself

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (PNcou)

29 My tax attorney looks eerily like Mike Lindell.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (sjdRT)

30 >>> And cleaning them is her duty.

To maintain domestic beauty.

Posted by: fluffy at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (cHbmY)

31 I like like the chiaroscuro. Very Caravaggioesque.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (/qEW2)

32 Fallen arches, not a good look

Posted by: Quentin Tarentino at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (PNcou)

33 The use of light is amazing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (Ckg4U)

34 There is also a noose like object on the table. And the rope goes under the table to down by her feet

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

35 Did The Skull leave her in the family way, before departing this earth?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (rBnYq)

36 Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you.

Posted by: Rod Stewart at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (ATVNj)

37 Yorick is like "Come on, what are we doing here? You gonna make me into a cup? A pen-holder, what? Make up your mind already!"

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (jjaLl)

38 Guess actual conspiracies being called out makes one a "conspiracy theorist."

Hey, dipshits, your "russiarussiarussia" conspiracy is evidence-free, which makes you conspirators since you knew that or were willing to be brainwashed.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (CAKgV)

39 Alas, poor Yorrick. I blew him well.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (Dn4Uq)

40 I read the Wikipedia and I still do not have a clue what it is about.

Posted by: Rosasharn at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (gC288)

41 he told her that dress made her look fat

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (PNcou)

42 I guess the skull is there to remind us of our mortality. They did that a lot in religious paintings.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (4lzWT)

43 33 The use of light is amazing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (Ckg4U)



And shadows!

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (G0vdT)

44 "When will they accept a woman as Hamlet?"

-Ahem.
Sarah Bernhardt

Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (2RBkF)

45 >41
he told her that dress made her look fat

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (PNcou)<

LMAO

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (sjdRT)

46 Her boobs are really hangin' low.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (CAKgV)

47 flaming skull fail

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (PNcou)

48 everyone wants a little head

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 20, 2018 09:32 AM (FZYNt)

49 Pregnant and holding a skull by candle light can't be good for anybody involved with her.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:33 AM (/LX46)

50 Spiders should play into this painting somehow. There should be spiders.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 09:33 AM (rBnYq)

51 A little head by candle light

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 20, 2018 09:33 AM (rXFv5)

52 32 Fallen arches, not a good look
Posted by: Quentin Tarentino at March 20, 2018

*
*
I had to enlarge the pic to see her paws. Yeah, unfortunately flat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 20, 2018 09:33 AM (ClOmq)

53 That I missed the skull is notable... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (Ckg4U)

54 Rosie O'Donnell has never been called a conspiracy theorist even though she has peddled one of the dumbest conspiracy theories of all time. Same could be said for Pete Carroll.

Posted by: SH at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (sX1BW)

55 She's regretting spitting on her hands and slitting all those throats.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (jjaLl)

56 34 There is also a noose like object on the table. And the rope goes under the table to down by her feet
Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

It's a scourge.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nowhere Man at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (NWiLs)

57 The spiders are lurking in the dark corners. And they're FACE-SIZED!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (Dn4Uq)

58 A girl and her skull.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (nQHw/)

59 More cowbell

Posted by: rammajamma at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (tcQdP)

60 Burning the midnight oil?

Posted by: dantesed at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (88xKn)

61 Magdalene contemplating head.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (/tuJf)

62 Sarah Bernhardt
Posted by: Pete

Sorry. I said woman.

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (8ikIW)

63 Obviously there is some sort of skullduggery going on here.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (/qEW2)

64 The wood cross on the table looks too perfect. Like it was milled in a factory. I call BS.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (r9UYA)

65 'Sup all?

Posted by: Face Sized Spider at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (sjdRT)

66 You know what they say about flat-footed women...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (Dn4Uq)

67 If Rodin had cast this composition he would probably call it "The Arsonist"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (rBnYq)

68 From some art site

Mary Magdalen was traditionally depicted in her grotto or as an aged woman. The absence of explicit narrative in this painting emphasizes Mary's state of mind and heart rather than time and place. The simple composition of vertical and horizontal shapes draws the viewer into the Magdalen's contemplative world. The skull, books of Scripture, and scourge set the mood, but the chief symbol and true subject of the work is the candle at which Mary gazes in her meditation. Rendered in extraordinary detail and modulation, it emits the light that followers of St. John of the Cross called "the living flame of love," toward which spiritual pilgrims are drawn out of the "dark night of the soul." La Tour scrupulously conveys the tactile quality of surfaces. The polished skull and leather books have different reflective qualities; Mary's heavy skirt, thin, wrinkled blouse, smooth flesh, and hair are meticulously distinct. Each spare detail is carefully regulated to achieve an overall balance of form and light

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (8ikIW)

69 There is also a noose like object on the table. And the rope goes under the table to down by her feet

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Considering the fact that she has kept his skull, he probably made the wise choice.

Posted by: SH at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (sX1BW)

70 Where's Kris or someone else who really knows about art to untangle the symbolism here?

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (7HtZB)

71 Who knocked her up?
Posted by: Under Fire



Where do you think the skull came from?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (5t9V6)

72 Is she tied to the chair?

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (0+nbW)

73 The cross, the whip, the Word, and the Tomb. The light still shines and she waits.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (hLRSq)

74 Is this suppose to be a depiction of Mary Magdalene from a gnostic point of view?

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (/LX46)

75 64. She's got a 3d printer and a milling machine. Quite common at the time, really.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (fA1SL)

76 This captures a state of contemplation with exceptional use of light and shadow.

No trees, Still Art.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (Ckg4U)

77 I thought the rope around her waist was to attach the onion.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (Dn4Uq)

78 Fascinating use of candle light, which is a regular feature of de la Tour's work. Wiki says he may have been influenced by Caravagio. Given the deep red of her robe, the intricate folds of cloth, subtle skin tones, and natural pose of her posture and face, I can believe that. While hardly a light, happy painting, it achieve's the artist's aims. I would live to have a full size version to contemplate and study.

Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (V+03K)

79 I see bread on the table and a woman doing nothing.

That sammich ain't gonna make itself, you know.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (ATVNj)

80 The rope looks like it is attached to a bag. Thinking it's a water bag for a well which would correspond to the biblical story.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (4lzWT)

81 Thick ankles, low boobs, man feet, and an attraction to skeletons. Also the flame seems rather large. Also, who has books AND a rope belt? Was the artist showing her legs outre? If so, his using a man's leg as a model was not a good idea.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (CAKgV)

82 62

That's Sarah Bernhardt, 19th century French actress.

Not to be confused with Sandra Bernard.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (2RBkF)

83 >>66 You know what they say about flat-footed women...

Go on.

Posted by: Dick Morris at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (r9UYA)

84 54
Rosie O'Donnell has never been called a conspiracy theorist even though
she has peddled one of the dumbest conspiracy theories of all time.
Same could be said for Pete Carroll.
Posted by: SH at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (sX1BW)

A Russian Nazi Spy being elected President of the US is the dumbest conspiracy theory of all time. At least in my lifetime.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (UBzPO)

85 The smoking flame is lit.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (HiQSt)

86 The light still shines and she waits.
Posted by: Mikey NTH

They promised me delivery in 20 minutes or less.
I'm gonna give them a bad yelp review

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (8ikIW)

87 Have the authorities determined that the bicyclists that were injured in Austin were not, in fact, the bombers planting the bomb?

Posted by: Grump928(C) got willowed at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (QQ+il)

88 According to Wikipedia, it shows the penitence of Mary Magdalene.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 09:38 AM (rdl6o)

89 Anyone mention yet that she ought to trim that wick?

Also, I do like shoulders.

Good morning.

Posted by: mindful webworker - still stuck in that hole at March 20, 2018 09:38 AM (TUUTu)

90 Ringo Starr knighted today - so Barbara Bach is a Dame?

Posted by: rammajamma at March 20, 2018 09:38 AM (tcQdP)

91 Is that supposed to be Mary Magdalene? How odd that the artist would think she would have piles of books sitting around? And would have gone back to prostitution.........otherwise why show nipple?


Looks like an excuse to paint nipple.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (CAKgV)

92 Oc course Mary Magdalene would be the first to usher in the horrid capri pants.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (/LX46)

93 That's Sarah Bernhardt, 19th century French actress.

Not to be confused with Sandra Bernard.
Posted by: Pete

HA! I was picturing Sandra Bernard.

I threw up in my mouth a little

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (8ikIW)

94 Is this the guy who painted the other woman with skull painting? A sleeping woman in a kind of bluish void clutching a skull with lilacs hanging over her head.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (/qEW2)

95 I like Blind Lemonade Washington's original version of "Flat-Footed Women" best.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (Dn4Uq)

96 This is inspiration for the film "Predator."

The skull is from the alien hunter who killed her lover. He shined it up and gave it to her as a trophy.

Also the Predator didn't kill her because they don't kill pregnant women. That way they have more humans to hunt.

Posted by: Dutch at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (ATVNj)

97 I don't think she is pregnant, just fashionably plump. Despite what some people seem to think, the current preference for very slim figures IS a cultural thing, not something hard-coded into the male brain (not that "all sizes are beautiful" feminists are right, either).

I'm surprised that folks don't recognize the genre. She is a whore contemplating her fallen state and in the process of repenting and changing her ways. The skull is indicative of her own mortality, the noose and the cross on the table are symbolic of the choice she has to make - choose her current path, which leads to death and damnation, or Christ, who is Life.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (bZ7mE)

98 Anyone mention yet that she ought to trim that wick?


And so the hardwood vs carpet battle begins again.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (QQ+il)

99 Ringo Starr knighted today - so Barbara Bach is a Dame?

Ringo Starr is the luckiest person in history. Discuss.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (CClpm)

100 I can't believe i only make 77 shekels for every 100 the Apostles get. Patriarchy goes way back.

Posted by: Mary at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (PNcou)

101 >>87 Have the authorities determined that the bicyclists that were injured in Austin were not, in fact, the bombers planting the bomb?

Don't worry about things like this citizen. Now shelter in place until we tell you you can come out.

Austin LE

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (r9UYA)

102 ..."Looks like an excuse to paint nipple."
-Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (CAKgV)

Where In The Hell did you find a nipple?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (Ckg4U)

103 Alternate Title: Earn Big Money by Getting Your Degree in Phrenology at Home.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (HiQSt)

104 84. Glory to Russian bear! Donald Ivanovich Trollstoyevski is final stage of Molotov- Ribbentrop Treaty.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (fA1SL)

105 Mary, Mary so contrary, trim that mish it's so f'kin hairy!

Posted by: The Diceman - Remember Me? at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (Dn4Uq)

106 A sleeping woman in a kind of bluish void clutching a skull with lilacs hanging over her head.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (/qEW2)

Sounds like a Grateful Dead lp cover.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (0+nbW)

107 She's thinking
Why oh Why did I let my husband convince me to vote Trump! instead of Shillary...I'm such a scatter brain.

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:42 AM (8ikIW)

108 Sounds like a Grateful Dead lp cover.


or on the side of a van.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 09:42 AM (QQ+il)

109 THERE ARE 4 NIPPLES!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 09:42 AM (jjaLl)

110 She is pregnant I'm assuming with the baby of Jesus. This was common in gnostic tales and Dan Brown novels.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:43 AM (/LX46)

111 When people start pretending that the sniper isn't there and that nipples appear out of nowhere?

It is time for me to check-out.

*beep-beep*

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 20, 2018 09:43 AM (Ckg4U)

112 A sleeping woman in a kind of bluish void clutching a skull with lilacs hanging over her head.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:39 AM (/qEW2)

Sounds like a Grateful Dead lp cover.
Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (0+nbW)


In the '70s my friend had a van with that painted on the side.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:43 AM (HiQSt)

113 As a nostalgic look at my time at Yale, I'm painting a picture of DeForest Kelly holding a skull.

Posted by: George W. Bush at March 20, 2018 09:43 AM (/qEW2)

114 ...planting the bomb

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From tiny hand grenades the mightiest daisy clusters grow.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (5NMZN)

115 On Ringo - in his case luck was maximizing opportunities presented and seemingly always recognizing his good fortune - never tortured like John or George and never a dick like Paul. And yes, Ms Bach is evidence that even short ugly guys can dream big

Posted by: rammajamma at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (tcQdP)

116 Alternate Title: La Mujere and Puerto Rico's Six Month Blackout.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (ATVNj)

117 "Georges de la Tour"? Must be a poofter.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (HiQSt)

118 84 54
Rosie O'Donnell has never been called a conspiracy theorist even though
she has peddled one of the dumbest conspiracy theories of all time.
Same could be said for Pete Carroll.
Posted by: SH at March 20, 2018 09:34 AM (sX1BW)

A Russian Nazi Spy being elected President of the US is the dumbest conspiracy theory of all time. At least in my lifetime.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at March 20, 2018 09:37 AM (UBzPO)

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

I don't know...

Trump is a fascist and should take all our guns away may not be a conspiracy theory, but it's certainly dumber.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (EvBgT)

119 Mary, Mary so contrary, trim that mish it's so f'kin hairy!
Posted by: The Diceman - Remember Me? at March 20, 2018 09:41 AM (Dn4Uq)


You can't tell where the breasts start and the stomach ends. It's one big glop of . . .

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (rdl6o)

120 That's not a noose draped on the table, that is a whip, the knotted scourge.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (hLRSq)

121 Another 3 hours where I live before spring arrives. Robins (with little snow shovels) dandelions, grass, ahhhhhh, spring.

Posted by: Colin at March 20, 2018 09:44 AM (Yz9i0)

122 Regarding Ringo: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (ATVNj)

123 113 As a nostalgic look at my time at Yale, I'm painting a picture of DeForest Kelly holding a skull.

Hey Dubya: next, do a baby's arm, holding an apple.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (Dn4Uq)

124 >>In the '70s my friend had a van with that painted on the side.

In the 70's I had her in my dorm room.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (/tuJf)

125 Imagine Andrew Dice Clay trying to work today. Hoo boy!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (Dn4Uq)

126 She is pregnant I'm assuming with the baby of Jesus. This was common in gnostic tales and Dan Brown novels.


Those sneaky Nicaeans deleted all mentions of Jesus Jr. from the New Testament. True fact.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:46 AM (HiQSt)

127 Well, that's certainly cheerful ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at March 20, 2018 09:46 AM (e11dj)

128 CBD, I don't remember, did you do John Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump?

This has the same feel as that one.

This is very nice by the way, and I was surprised that it was painted in the 1600's.
It looks very modern

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2018 09:47 AM (2K6fY)

129 Regarding Ringo: The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (ATVNj)



GFY

Posted by: Pete Best at March 20, 2018 09:47 AM (HiQSt)

130 Mary Magdalene is often confused with a different woman in the Gospels who was a prostitute. Magdalena was a demon-possessed woman who Christ healed. She went on to join the group of women who followed Jesus and provided financial support for He and His disciples. She was one of the women at the tomb on Resurrection day, and went to tell the cry-baby disciples holed up in a room somewhere, being of no use to anyone, that Jesus was in fact risen from the dead.


Sometimes I get pretty ticked off at those guys.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 09:47 AM (fD4nI)

131 125 Imagine Andrew Dice Clay trying to work today. Hoo boy!
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:45 AM (Dn4Uq)

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I imagine the stoning scene from "Life of Brian."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (gC2IV)

132 Why does everyone think that way back then, all the women had breast implants, botox, and looked like the Kardashian's.

Posted by: Colin at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (Yz9i0)

133 The problem I have with some of these allegorical paintings is the historical inaccuracy. I have to assume that the two books represent the old and new testaments, however no 1st century whore or even someone in the middle class would have had access or ownership of books. In fact, I doubt there were even anything resembling bound books at the time. Scrolls were the acme of the written word and she couldn't have read those.

I'm wondering if using Magdalene allows for the painting of the female leg and nipple where otherwise the artist couldn't get away with that, ie knowing she was a prostitute.

I agree that contemplating the "light" with the cross and the noose are allegorical with the scripture in the background vs mortality.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (CAKgV)

134 I wonder if the Necronomicon is among those books.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (/qEW2)

135 >>Regarding Ringo: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Regarding Ringo, I don't want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

136 trim the damn wick, woman!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (hMwEB)

137 The MFM ghouls are descending on this MD HS shooting scene in droves. Disgusting.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 09:49 AM (r9UYA)

138
I'd hit it...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 20, 2018 09:49 AM (mPeei)

139 Why does everyone think that way back then, all the women had breast implants, botox, and looked like the Kardashian's.Posted by: Colin at March 20, 2018 09:48 AM (Yz9i0)

Those boobies are lower than non-lifted boobs. They start WAY below her armpits. That's freakishly low.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:50 AM (CAKgV)

140 I don't care if you are the connubial embodiment for the Son of God. Elbows off the table, Missy.

Posted by: Miss Manners at March 20, 2018 09:50 AM (ATVNj)

141 What nipple? I don't see it. I'm looking, believe me!

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 09:51 AM (7HtZB)

142 I have yet to spot the nipple that everybody else is talking about.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:51 AM (/LX46)

143 Yeah, the prostitute thing is off, but that's the historic take.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:51 AM (CAKgV)

144 Those boobies are lower than non-lifted boobs. They start WAY below her armpits. That's freakishly low.


Georges de la Tour had little in the way of practical experience with boobs so he just took his best guess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:51 AM (HiQSt)

145 130 Mary Magdalene is often confused with a different woman in the Gospels who was a prostitute.
_______________________________________

That happens to me all the time too.

Posted by: Maxine Waters at March 20, 2018 09:52 AM (ATVNj)

146 Trump is simultaneously the most brilliant secret agent and the biggest idiot evah.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:53 AM (CAKgV)

147 144 Those boobies are lower than non-lifted boobs. They start WAY below her armpits. That's freakishly low.


Georges de la Tour had little in the way of practical experience with boobs so he just took his best guess.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:51 AM (HiQSt)

Artists of the era didn't use female models. They painted male bodies with female faces, and slapped a pair of boobs on as best they could.

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 09:53 AM (7HtZB)

148 But why is the rope tied around a couple of stones, then around her waist?

Seems like someone's thinking about jumping into the lake.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 09:53 AM (jjaLl)

149 They painted male bodies with female faces, and slapped a pair of boobs on as best they could.
Posted by: josephistan

You say that like it's a bad thing.

...Caitlyn...

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:54 AM (8ikIW)

150 But why is the rope tied around a couple of stones, then around her waist?

Because that was the style at the time - many years later instead of stones, people would wear onions.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 20, 2018 09:54 AM (eytER)

151 The cincture, rope belt, is a symbol of purity, which is also odd.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:54 AM (CAKgV)

152 A song my mother taught me when I was a young boy: (sung to the tune of turkey in the straw)

Do your boobs hang low,
do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie 'em in a knot?
Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Can you throw 'em over your shoulder
like a Continental soldier.
Do you boobs, hang, low?

Mom was fun.

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 09:55 AM (gbWkA)

153 Because that was the style at the time - many years later instead of stones, people would wear onions.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 20, 2018 09:54 AM (eytER)



Onions hadn't been invented in the first century. I think they were a product of the Industrial Revolution, which was later.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 09:55 AM (HiQSt)

154
This is very nice by the way, and I was surprised that it was painted in the 1600's. It looks very modern Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2018 09:47 AM (2K6fY)
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That was my impression as well. That, and the 'no eyebrows' look.

Very nicely done, but ultimately, meh.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (MIKMs)

155 I love this painting. The lighting, the mood, the style. Excellent. Beautiful. Sublime. De la Tour is so underrated. He gets lost among the other Greats of Baroque.

Posted by: Kris at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (nwqNw)

156 My take, after 90 seconds of hard study, is that Mary Magdalene is contemplating suicide. See, for example:

1) The skull. Symbolism. Duh.
2) The smoky candle, indicating it's about to burn itself out. Is she considering snuffing out her life?
3) Is that a noose or just some rope? We're left wondering.
4) No Jooo weather-control devices.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (nvMvs)

157 The stones could either be symbolic of the fallen temple or the mill stone tied to those who "give scandal" to children.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (CAKgV)

158 >>What nipple? I don't see it. I'm looking, believe me!

Fake news.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (/tuJf)

159 Why isn't she riding a pig?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (ATVNj)

160 That Steyn thing in the sidebar is hilarious. He fully explains the inner workings of the Jooo Weather Machine and how it's used against Calypso Louie.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (gm9yG)

161 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer. There is a bun in that oven. Was is Jesus or Judas?

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (/LX46)

162 Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 09:55 AM (gbWkA)


Mom played rugby?

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (CAKgV)

163 Michael, exactly what I'm thinking only I'll go farther.

She's knocked up and alone. classic.

Posted by: booknlass at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (xGMkv)

164 You don't see the nipple shadow? It's pointed directly at you.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:58 AM (CAKgV)

165 Pedal edema.

I think she is pregnant and not just belly swollen from a night of beer and wings.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 09:58 AM (ATVNj)

166 130 ... grammie,
De la Tour did another painting of a group of women, looks lke the same time period, reading scrolls by candle light. That could fit with your mention of the women supporting Christ and waiting outside the tomb.

de la Tour did a number of paintings where people are reading by candle and torch light. and there is a frequent sense of contemplation. Seemed to be a meme for him.

Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2018 09:58 AM (V+03K)

167 Must be warm where she is, she is without shoes. Wymmis can't stand cold feet, therefore it is warm there. Ergo, she is controlling the weather.

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 09:58 AM (gbWkA)

168 In know Jesus Jr. His father Jesus Sr. works down at the chicken-processing plant.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 09:59 AM (Dn4Uq)

169 Thats the way I meditate. Very relaxing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 09:59 AM (o7tuA)

170 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.


Bran flakes?

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:59 AM (CAKgV)

171 130 ... grammie,

De la Tour did another painting of a group of women, looks lke the
same time period, reading scrolls by candle light. That could fit with
your mention of the women supporting Christ and waiting outside the
tomb.
================


That's interesting. I'll look for it - thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (fD4nI)

172 Her own personal Jesus.

Someone to hear her prayers, someone who cares.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (MnkFD)

173 Why does she have a Japanese doll face?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (k1TUh)

174 156
My take, after 90 seconds of hard study, is that Mary Magdalene is contemplating suicide. See, for example:



1) The skull. Symbolism. Duh.

2) The smoky candle, indicating it's about to burn itself out. Is she considering snuffing out her life?

3) Is that a noose or just some rope? We're left wondering.

4) No Jooo weather-control devices.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at March 20, 2018 09:56 AM (nvMvs)

Don't overlook the cross on the table. Also note the rope (scourge?) on top of it.

What is kind of cool is the diffraction of the rope in the glass of water.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (jxbfJ)

175 also, i'll add, Magdalene is a general term for prostitute. doesn't refer only to Jesus's follower.

Posted by: booknlass at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (xGMkv)

176 This painting is like a beacon for the Illuminati.

Posted by: Fritz at March 20, 2018 10:00 AM (2Mnv1)

177 >>>In fact, I doubt there were even anything resembling bound books at the time. Scrolls were the acme of the written word and she couldn't have read those.

Fun fact theory: scrolls were sold in two lengths in the first century. The reason Mark's gospel is shorter may have been that he had to work within the constraints of the scroll he had available.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

178 I think skulls while meaning death may actually refer to repentance away from sin and death.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (BtQd4)

179 Whomever belonged to the skull at one time, she knocked his front teeth down his throat.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (5t9V6)

180 170 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.


Bran flakes?
Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 09:59 AM (CAKgV)

Jeff Flake's son?

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (7HtZB)

181 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.

She hath forsaken Kaboom

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (ZQfW9)

182 Eventually, the Magdalene rejected making a rosary from a noose and skulls in favor of the version we know today...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (AM1GF)

183 >>>>Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.



Woe to those that are unfaithful to the Kaboom!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (jjaLl)

184 Ringo Starr is the luckiest person in history. Discuss.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 09:40 AM (CClpm)

And not Best drummer

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (BtQd4)

185 That's not a glass of water, it's an oil lamp.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (CAKgV)

186 The wages of sin is death.



Sometimes I get pretty ticked off at those guys.
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Days when I am really irritable, I spout off about the 'first Apostle' being one of the 'Magdalenes'. Who told the 'Good News'?

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (MIKMs)

187 170 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.


She's GGGREATTTTT

Posted by: Tony The Tiger at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (FZYNt)

188 also, i'll add, Magdalene is a general term for prostitute.


I'll bet the Magdala Chamber of Commerce meetings were a hoot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (HiQSt)

189 Maryland shooting update Unconfirmed:

Male student went in to shoot female student.

School resource officer shoots the male shooter.

Another student was hit in the process of taking down the shooter. Not clear who hit the third student.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (G0vdT)

190 161
Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer. There is a bun in that oven. Was is Jesus or Judas?

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (/LX46)

cereal implies KaBoom!, Raisin Bran, Captain Crunch, etc. Kinky especially for that time period.

serial adulterer - polite way of phrasing what her line of work was portrayed as.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (jxbfJ)

191 68 From some art site

Posted by: Bruce at March 20, 2018 09:35 AM (8ikIW)


You just blew my theory that this painting was all about Donald Trump and Jooo weather control.

Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (nvMvs)

192 I like this...very apt for Lent and with less than a week left to the start of holy week.

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (a0IVu)

193 "We are Here for you, students of Great Mills," Parkland student activist Emma Gonzalez tweeted, "together we can stop this from ever happening again."

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)

194 OT, but the horrified response to Facebook data harvesting totally mystifies me. What did they think was happening to Facebook user data?

This is the whole purpose of Facebook. This is how it makes money. It's only now that the press realizes Republicans use social platform data that they are reacting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (rBnYq)

195 MAGDALENE: Guess I shouldn't have tossed that guy in a vat of acid. Live and learn!

(Is this a repeat?)

Posted by: joncelli, crawling through the burning wasteland of Monday at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (RD7QR)

196 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (/qEW2)


Luke is the shortest. I assign reading a gospel in full, Luke is the most popular for that reason.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (CAKgV)

197 The candle is creepy. It looks like a demon with its arms grabbing the sides of the glass and its head is the wick rising from hell.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (/LX46)

198 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE IM EATING CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST!

Posted by: BEN ROTHSLISBURGER at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (jjaLl)

199 OK, wise guys, where is the flencing knife? huh? Where? You cannot have a fresh skull without one has a flencing knife.

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (gbWkA)

200 Another school shooting in Maryland. No one dead, but 3 injured.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (CAKgV)

201 The reason Mark's gospel is shorter may have been that he had to work within the constraints of the scroll he had available.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 20, 2018 10:01 AM (/qEW2)
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Plus there's a possibility that he was basically taking dictation from Peter. Peter appears to have had untreated ADHD. Couldn't sit still long enough for 2 scrolls.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (fD4nI)

202 And you may ask yourself,
Why aren't I fifty points ahead?
And you may ask yourself,
Why is the ground swirling at my feet?
And you may tell yourself,
This is not my beautiful election win
And you may tell yourself,
This is not my beautiful wife

Letting the days go by,
Flunkies hold me up
Letting the days go by,
Flunkies flowing underground
Into the blue again,
When the money's gone
Once in a lifetime,
Flunkies flowing underground

Posted by: Gumby at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (2LelM)

203 Ok the cereal stuff made me laugh. Just like crack snapple pop.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (o7tuA)

204 The candle is creepy. It looks like a demon with its arms grabbing the sides of the glass and its head is the wick rising from hell.
Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (/LX46)


Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (HiQSt)

205 194
OT, but the horrified response to Facebook data harvesting totally
mystifies me. What did they think was happening to Facebook user data?

This is the whole purpose of Facebook. This is how it makes money. It's only now that the press realizes Republicans use social platform data that they are reacting.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (rBnYq)

The horror is that it was used against the left this time. It was totes OK when Obama's camp did it. Of course back then -FB was working with them directly. This was a case of a 3rd party FB app that did the deed.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (jxbfJ)

206 Here's some interesting info about Mary of Magdala/Mary Magdalene

https://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?ArticleId=209

Posted by: spypeach at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (yxczH)

207 So, another member of this courageous generation of teenage students who will save us from gun violence. . . was responsible for gun violence.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (MnkFD)

208 195 MAGDALENE: Guess I shouldn't have tossed that guy in a vat of acid. Live and learn!

--

on Sneaky Pete they said sulfuric acid will dissolve flesh but leave the bone intact
not sure I believe that

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (hMwEB)

209
Plus there's a possibility that he was basically taking dictation from Peter. Peter appears to have had untreated ADHD. Couldn't sit still long enough for 2 scrolls.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (fD4nI)


He also had scrolleosis.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (o7tuA)

210 I like this...very apt for Lent and with less than a week left to the start of holy week.

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2018 10:03 AM (a0IVu)

My dogwoods better get a move on.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (0+nbW)

211 203
Ok the cereal stuff made me laugh. Just like crack snapple pop.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:05 AM (o7tuA)

I'm going coo coo myself.

Posted by: Sonny the Cuckoo Bird at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (jxbfJ)

212 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.


Bran flakes?
Posted by: dagny



Pop tart

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (5t9V6)

213 So I see the latest school shooter was stopped by an armed Cop at the school. This will disappear from the media cycle quickly.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (+Dllb)

214 So, another member of this courageous generation of teenage students who will save us from gun violence. . . was responsible for gun violence.


I'm taking the over on Known To Authorities.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (QQ+il)

215 chiaroscuro

I thed that thwee timez fatht.

Posted by: Corona at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (2bC+G)

216 Dagny - do you mean by word count? Because Luke has 25 chapters and Mark has 16. I've never done a word count though.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (fD4nI)

217 200
Another school shooting in Maryland. No one dead, but 3 injured.


Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:04 AM (CAKgV)

Hoping the piece of human debris that did it is assuming room temp

Posted by: Same ol Sessions at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (CDETr)

218 He also had scrolleosis.


Kneesles.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (QQ+il)

219 212 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer.
_____________________________________

She was a prostitute, so . . . Trix.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (MnkFD)

220 Mary Magdalene was a cereal adulterer. There is a bun in that oven. Was is Jesus or Judas?


Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 09:57 AM (/LX46)

cereal implies KaBoom!, Raisin Bran, Captain Crunch, etc. Kinky especially for that time period.

serial adulterer - polite way of phrasing what her line of work was portrayed as.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (jxbfJ)
Should have stuck with unleavened.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (CAKgV)

221 Is that a noose on the table under the book?

Posted by: bluebell at March 20, 2018 09:30 AM (oMtOd)

Maybe a scourge...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (wYseH)

222 He was tired by time he got to her left foot.

Posted by: Duncan MacKochinar at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (i60k0)

223 I'm going to repeat myself:

73 The cross, the whip, the Word, and the Tomb. The light still shines and she waits.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 09:36 AM (hLRSq)


The whip is the scourge that beat Christ (not a noose).
The cross is obvious - the crucifixion.
The skull is the tomb.
The books are the word of God.
The light is smoky, it is flickering, the resurrection has not yet happened.
And yet the faithful one is still focused on the Light.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (hLRSq)

224 He also had scrolleosis.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (o7tuA)
=================

*snort*

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (fD4nI)

225 So I see the latest school shooter was stopped by an armed Cop at the school. This will disappear from the media cycle quickly.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (+Dllb)



Yup. Memory-holed before lunch......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (jjaLl)

226 Animal House reference!

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 10:08 AM (gbWkA)

227 189 Maryland shooting update Unconfirmed:

Male student went in to shoot female student.

School resource officer shoots the male shooter.

Another student was hit in the process of taking down the shooter. Not clear who hit the third student.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:02 AM (G0vdT)

And that will be the takeaway of the usual suspects. Armed teachers/guards in schools will only make students less safe.

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:09 AM (7HtZB)

228 Mikey NTH - That's a good explanation.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:09 AM (fD4nI)

229 Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (fD4nI)

I don't remember Grammie, possibly. I've been doing this too long....

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (CAKgV)

230 on Sneaky Pete they said sulfuric acid will dissolve flesh but leave the bone intact

not sure I believe that

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:06 AM (hMwEB)



Was that from Season 2?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (jjaLl)

231 "School Resource Officer"? Who came up with such an obtuse name for a campus cop?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (HiQSt)

232 Another student was hit in the process of taking down the shooter.
____________________________________

That student will be suspended for violating the school's "No Fighting" policy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (MnkFD)

233 Snap, crackle, pop.

It's snap, crackle, pop.

Sheesh, people.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (HiDrR)

234 that cross on the table is the True Cross of Cat Jesus.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (k1TUh)

235 I've been doing this too long....


Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (CAKgV)
===================

I hear ya

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (fD4nI)

236 "So I see the latest school shooter was stopped by an armed Cop at the school. This will disappear from the media cycle quickly. "

Plus, I just read the school student handbook for that district.

And...it's illegal for a student to have a gun on school property.

So we need more gun laws.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:11 AM (EyPfd)

237 Sen Tammy Baldwin (D)umbshit is spouting nonsense about social media regulation. I guess Americans are too stupid to realize that Facebook isn't a great medium to determine an opinion on who to vote for president, or anything else that matters.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:11 AM (rdl6o)

238 I have to say this but Melania Trump in knee high boots is something amazing (looking at photos of her trip to NH yesterday).

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2018 10:11 AM (a0IVu)

239 that cross on the table is the True Cross of Cat Jesus.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (k1TUh)



We ordered it full size.

Posted by: Spinal Tap at March 20, 2018 10:11 AM (HiQSt)

240 213 So I see the latest school shooter was stopped by an armed Cop at the school. This will disappear from the media cycle quickly.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (+Dllb)
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They're doing everything to downplay the fact that an armed officer shot the student and stopped a terrible attack.

"The shooter exchanged fire with a school resource officer on campus and was wounded, Cameron said. All three students are in critical condition, but the officer wasn't injured. It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."

Not clear who shot the gunman? Are you kidding me.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (G0vdT)

241 Morning, all.

Did anyone see Peter Schweizer on Fox this morning? He has a new book out that details how many of our Betters in the goobermint have made millions, and their offspring (Biden's spawn) have made BILLIONS through the governments of China, Ukraine, etc.

His book (and now I'm drawing a complete blank on the title) is released today.

Oh, and the Turtle has made millions through his wife's Chinese connections.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (ptqGC)

242 233 Snap, crackle, pop.

It's snap, crackle, pop.

Sheesh, people.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (HiDrR)


LMAO! I couldn't remember! Thanks!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (o7tuA)

243 It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman.


Maybe the girl was packing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (QQ+il)

244 School shooting link.

Yup, armed resource officer stopped the shooter,

http://tinyurl.com/ybcxdye4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (EyPfd)

245 "It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."

Han Solo.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (MnkFD)

246 In the '70s my friend had a van with that painted on the side.

cicero, one wonders what one does with such an artistic creation (cough) when the engine /transmission. chassis rust?
park it in their mancave and keep the memories of when they were young?

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (/ikqi)

247 Schweizer's book is titled "Secret Empires."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (ptqGC)

248 More hysteria on CNBC over Farcebook and Cambridge Analytica. Line up all the scapegoats as to why the Beast lost. It is funny that the lefty tools at Farcebook are one of the bigger whipping boys over this

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (OLCnA)

249 Sen Tammy Baldwin (D)umbshit is spouting nonsense about social media regulation. I guess Americans are too stupid to realize that Facebook isn't a great medium to determine an opinion on who to vote for president, or anything else that matters.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front


She just wants to make sure they can't use their powers for unapproved political candidates and causes evil.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 20, 2018 10:13 AM (AM1GF)

250 Not clear who shot the gunman? Are you kidding me.
Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (G0vdT)

What? Was there a self-inflicted ricochet. I surprised the article said shooter and not alleged shooter.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:14 AM (suO/a)

251 Was that from Season 2?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:10 AM (jjaLl)

Yes!
Just finished watching season 2 yesterday

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (hMwEB)

252 "t wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."

It's a safe bet it wasn't a member of the Broward County Sheriff's department.

But then again, we should wait until all of the facts come out.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (MnkFD)

253 >>>>>Not clear who shot the gunman? Are you kidding me.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (G0vdT)



What? Was there a self-inflicted ricochet. I surprised the article said shooter and not alleged shooter.


Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:14 AM
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.
.I think they may be trying to say is that the student shot himself trying to commit suicide.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (+Dllb)

254 OT, but the horrified response to Facebook data harvesting totally mystifies me. What did they think was happening to Facebook user data?

This is the whole purpose of Facebook. This is how it makes money. It's only now that the press realizes Republicans use social platform data that they are reacting.


I actually started to sign up for a Facebook account. When I saw the information they wanted I immediately canceled it. The Zuck can suck it!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (rdl6o)

255 All kidding aside, I thought Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute. The Mary that was the prostitute was a different Mary and that the confusion lies in the fact that the Greek text doesn't have punctuation. There were no grammar police in the 1st century.

Posted by: Archer at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (gbWkA)

256 Sen Tammy Baldwin (D)umbshit is spouting nonsense about social media regulation.

10:1 the password on her computer is "password."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (gCJeK)

257 >>>"It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."



Well, it could have been any gun in the world, right? Guns are sentient beings, aren't they?

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (jjaLl)

258 Here in Phoenix our governor came up with a 'School Safety Plan". It includes more psych. Staff. if you ever met 'Social Emtional Counselors and School Psycholgists you would kno thsi was not a good idea. They could fuck up a stone. And they are more tha n willing to administer psych Evans to your kid at an early age and make "recommendations{. Fuck me in the ear. i can't take it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (o7tuA)

259 LMAO! I couldn't remember! Thanks!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM
~~~~~

Actually, "crack" probably works better nowadays!

Posted by: IrishEi at March 20, 2018 10:18 AM (HiDrR)

260
In the boys' room, yes?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 20, 2018 10:18 AM (pNxlR)

261 All kidding aside, I thought Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute. The
Mary that was the prostitute was a different Mary and that the confusion
lies in the fact that the Greek text doesn't have punctuation.
===========================


You are correct. Mary Magdalene has been getting a bum rap for centuries. She was not a prostitute.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:18 AM (fD4nI)

262 There were no grammar police in the 1st century.
__________________________________

Yeah, Biblical scholars still argue about "Let's eat, Jesus" and "Let's eat Jesus" communion thingy.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (MnkFD)

263 so , when snowden comes out and splains that nsa is collecting all our data, and tech companies had put in back doors for govt to collect whatever they desired. They didn't pay attention?

or was the assumption when they clicked those :should Trump resign. should Trump stay.
should Pelosi be president . Kamal harris for president?

That was going where?

i dunno If they didn't mind Govt doing this collection, why do they care if polls and those who pay for them are?

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (/ikqi)

264 Lawd take me to the bedroom, Ahm just lookin for some skull....

Posted by: BluesFish at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (NwxtU)

265 257 >>>"It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."



Well, it could have been any gun in the world, right? Guns are sentient beings, aren't they?
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (jjaLl)

Yes.

Posted by: Megatron at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (7HtZB)

266 213 he can expect a harshly worded memo from Sheriff Israel

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (hMwEB)

267 I love it when leftists get attacked from the left.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (wdmm9)

268 166 130 ... grammie,
De la Tour did another painting of a group of women, looks lke the same time period, reading scrolls by candle light. That could fit with your mention of the women supporting Christ and waiting outside the tomb.

de la Tour did a number of paintings where people are reading by candle and torch light. and there is a frequent sense of contemplation. Seemed to be a meme for him.
Posted by: JTB at March 20, 2018 09:58 AM (V+03K)

This is the Baroque Era, just before the development of French Baroque, when Italian styles still dictated art in Catholic areas of Europe. He is definitely influenced by Caravaggio' chiaroscuro, but the Italian never shows the light source in his works. De la Tour was one of the first to do this. It adds a new challenge for the artist, as the bright light source would add new dimensions to the light/shadow contrast--dialing it up to 11. It also enhances the mood and drama.

De la Tour's style would fall out of favor with the rise of Louis XIV and the Nicholas Poussin school of art.

Here's another take on the Magdalene:

https://tinyurl.com/y8uqkzb6

Posted by: Kris at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (nwqNw)

269 10:1 the password on her computer is "password."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (gCJeK)
____________________________________

Circa, please report to my office. Pronto.

Posted by: James Comey at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (MnkFD)

270 .I think they may be trying to say is that the student shot himself trying to commit suicide.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (+Dllb)
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I'll give you that possibility but the article did say they exchanged gun fire.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM (G0vdT)

271 >>>>I actually started to sign up for a Facebook
account. When I saw the information they wanted I immediately canceled
it. The Zuck can suck it!



Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM
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.I have a FB account only because 4 of the miniatures gaming groups I game with use that to announce events and tournaments.

I don't use it for anything else. Way too busy with ads and "news" for me.

Plus all of my stuff was hacked when the Chinese got OPM so my info is already out there for sale.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM (+Dllb)

272
"cicero, one wonders what one does with such an artistic creation (cough) when the engine /transmission. chassis rust?
park it in their mancave and keep the memories of when they were young?"

It's like B-17 nose art; a handful of examples get preserved, 99% of all that was ever done goes to the scrap yard to get melted down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM (k1TUh)

273
Yes!

Just finished watching season 2 yesterday

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (hMwEB)



Cool! I'm going to take your exclamation point as a positive review. Re-watching Season 1 of Santa Clarita Diet now prepping for Season 2, now to do the same for Sneaky Pete... guess I have my entertainment schedule set for a while...

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM (jjaLl)

274 Guns are sentient beings


and I, for one, welcome our magnum overlords.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (QQ+il)

275 Wow the Data Analytics were only used for the primary season. In the general election only RNC data was used. So once again, the Media and FB are lying about what happened.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (BtQd4)

276 Here's another take on the Magdalene:



https://tinyurl.com/y8uqkzb6

Posted by: Kris at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (nwqNw)
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Huh. It looks like the skull has been moved to a wall display.

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (fD4nI)

277 What did they think was happening to Facebook user data?

This is the whole purpose of Facebook.


Ahem.

What in the past ten years would lead you to believe that our betters have a grasp of technology, social media, or the privacy implications thereof?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (B+qrE)

278 >>>>I think they may be trying to say is that the student shot himself trying to commit suicide.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:16 AM (+Dllb)

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I'll give you that possibility but the article did say they exchanged gun fire.



Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM
.
.
.Like that Texas Church shooter idiot. When he started to get return fire he ran away and then killed himself.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:22 AM (+Dllb)

279 252 "t wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."

I shot the Sheriff.

But I did not shoot the Deputy.

Posted by: Eric Clapton at March 20, 2018 10:22 AM (k1TUh)

280 Not clear who shot the gunman? Are you kidding me.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (G0vdT)


To be fair, in certain parts of Maryland I'd assume that most of the students are heavily armed...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 20, 2018 10:23 AM (Tnhbr)

281 Jane, well i suppose it's nice someone collected the info and decided to share . But we knew They weren't in politics because they are such caring custodians of the country.

it's all pay to play and who you schmoozed to get yours.

It's not just the money, it's the willingness to cut so many throats to get and keep power. Ours specifically.

and all those regulations to make sure no one climbs up

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:23 AM (/ikqi)

282 And the real FB story (not the Cambridge) is that the B Hussein team showed FB how the were using data not allow by terms and FB said we are on your side, its OK.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:24 AM (BtQd4)

283 Shooter could have attempted to off himself .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 20, 2018 10:24 AM (4lzWT)

284 .Like that Texas Church shooter idiot. When he started to get return fire he ran away and then killed himself.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:22 AM (+Dllb)
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However it ended, it appears the armed SRO was Johnny on the spot. Engaged the shooter immediately.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (G0vdT)

285 230. Amateur fiction. Cold H2SO4, even concentrated, takes a long time. Heated up is a different matter. Generally, however, your best bet is a very strong alkali, again, with heat.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (fA1SL)

286 277 What did they think was happening to Facebook user data?

This is the whole purpose of Facebook.

Ahem.

What in the past ten years would lead you to believe that our betters have a grasp of technology, social media, or the privacy implications thereof?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (B+qrE)

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We can hope that this outrage hobbles Facebook's ability to make money, causes legislation that will cripple it further, and that the platform will become a haven for cat pictures from your aunt and nothing else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (EvBgT)

287 The Maryland shooting article almost leads me to believe that the female student was the original intended target.
And the male student was collateral.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (EyPfd)

288 Hey, Congress is going to have that lying little bastard, Fuckerberg testify. I guess he can save time and ask for an increase in H1B visas while he's there.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (rdl6o)

289 New unconfirmed reports indicate that the shooter was stopped when a primate flung poo at him.

Posted by: Gorilla Pundit at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (ATVNj)

290 and all those regulations to make sure no one climbs up
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Jordan Peterson's analogy of crabs attempting to climb out.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

291 So Millennials dont save because the think capitalism will fail. Seem to miss that goal of socialism is to fail.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:26 AM (BtQd4)

292 282 And the real FB story (not the Cambridge) is that the B Hussein team showed FB how the were using data not allow by terms and FB said we are on your side, its OK.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:24 AM (BtQd4)

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Which would make it hilarious if some bipartisan legislation came about because of it that helped kill the platform.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:26 AM (EvBgT)

293 She's just sad that her husband wouldn't let her vote for Hillary.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 20, 2018 10:27 AM (1ISKN)

294 willow, Schweizer pointed out there are no laws requiring the relatives of Our Betters to report the millions they've made thanks to: John Kerry (his stepson made millions, even traveled with Sec. State Kerry), Joe Biden (his son Hunter traveled with dad to China while Joey was on government business and came home with a billion dollar deal), and on and on.

The book should be interesting and rage-headache inducing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:27 AM (ptqGC)

295 I've seen that some leftys are calling for a boycott of Farcebook. Good bring the whole damn thing down

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2018 10:28 AM (OLCnA)

296 I'm all alone in the office and blasting my music ...feels good. Maybe I should work for myself.

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2018 10:28 AM (a0IVu)

297 >>>>>.Like that Texas Church shooter idiot. When he started to get return fire he ran away and then killed himself.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:22 AM (+Dllb)

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However it ended, it appears the armed SRO was Johnny on the spot. Engaged the shooter immediately.



Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM
.
.
.Yep and that same result could have happened in the Florida School shooting but we had Brave Sir Robin instead.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:28 AM (+Dllb)

298 Good grief. I just hope the MD high school shooting doesn't create a fresh batch of media "darlings."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (ptqGC)

299 291 So Millennials dont save because the think capitalism will fail. Seem to miss that goal of socialism is to fail.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:26 AM (BtQd4)

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Capitalism will fail and the utopia will simply arise from the ashes.

That's the only possible reasoning that could lead someone to say, "I don't need to save money, for I won't need any resources to help myself later."

Yes, let's put the younger elements of my generation in charge of all policy creation. The people who are falling for the exact same gauzy thinking of the original Communist Manifesto which, 150 years later, has failed to produce a single utopia despite dozens of attempts.

You'd think that the education system would need some cleaning, but apparently I'm anti-education if I want kids to learn about those failures.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (EvBgT)

300 Jane, it reminds me of insider trading and who laws apply to and those they don't

much like Obamacare.

of course who Writes the laws,?

yes it is rage inducing.

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (/ikqi)

301 >>And the real FB story (not the Cambridge) is that the B Hussein team showed FB how the were using data not allow by terms and FB said we are on your side, its OK.


In 2012, Obama campaign IT headed by....Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.

Ya think facebook didn't know when their own founder was doing this? Heck, he was there to ensure the campaign had top access, knew all data it could exploit. It was a partnership, FFS.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (W+vEI)

302 295 I've seen that some leftys are calling for a boycott of Farcebook. Good bring the whole damn thing down
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2018 10:28 AM (OLCnA)

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Please turn "some" into "most", God. Please...

I have to imagine that if people stopped using social media so much that life would get better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (EvBgT)

303 256 Sen Tammy Baldwin (D)umbshit is spouting nonsense about social media regulation.

10:1 the password on her computer is "password."
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:17 AM (gCJeK)

Shows what you know. It's "Password" - I had to use one of the big letters for it to work.

Posted by: Senator Tammy Baldwin at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (7HtZB)

304 I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

Posted by: David Hogg at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (ATVNj)

305 Pelosi was notorious for flying her family on the govt jet and racking up huge drink and food expenses. She demanded, as speaker, a huge plane so it didn't have to stop and refuel between here and Pervertastan.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (CAKgV)

306 Good grief. I just hope the MD high school shooting doesn't create a fresh batch of media "darlings."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (ptqGC)


No, that Emma turd (cousin of Camera Hogg) has already staked her claim on this shooting, so no new yappers need apply.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:31 AM (jjaLl)

307 and I, for one, welcome our magnum overlords.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (QQ+il)

You will find me to be a benevolent dicktator.

Posted by: Peter North at March 20, 2018 10:31 AM (7HtZB)

308 305 Pelosi was notorious for flying her family on the govt jet and racking up huge drink and food expenses. She demanded, as speaker, a huge plane so it didn't have to stop and refuel between here and Pervertastan.
Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (CAKgV)

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As a leader of the people and a member of the party, she's entitled to be more equal than others.

Equality demands it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:31 AM (EvBgT)

309 275
Wow the Data Analytics were only used for the primary season. In the
general election only RNC data was used. So once again, the Media and
FB are lying about what happened.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:21 AM (BtQd4)


As always I am confused by what is going on here.

So a publicly held company , Fartbook, who is in the business of buying and building profile information to sell to buyers on the open market, sold it to Obama in the prior election and then to another group who used it in favor of Trump in the latest election.


1. If you offer it at a price, you take all buyers willing to pay, right?2. The left is pissed because the right did what they did and beat them at their own game, so now it's collusion or something?3. The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 10:31 AM (ymnmz)

310 >>So Millennials dont save because the think capitalism will fail. Seem to miss that goal of socialism is to fail.



Millenials also don't own.
It's all in the cloud, or can be beckoned via smartphone (no car, Uber).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (W+vEI)

311 Remind me again, does the New Testament itself say Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or is this a Catholic Church sourced story?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (rBnYq)

312 I've seen that some leftys are calling for a boycott of Farcebook. Good bring the whole damn thing down

You do know that Google does the same thing, and Twitter, and your cable company. Facebook is just the most popular social media platform. Remember MySpace?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (rdl6o)

313 it reminds me of insider trading and who laws apply to and those they don't
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If you are a 'public figure' outside the cognoscenti in DC, laws are strictly enforced. If you are a 'public figure' inside the DC, you are always excused.

Martha Stewart is going to have revenge on Comey. Cocktail party chatter.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (MIKMs)

314 Facebook killed my account because it was an alias. They INSIST that it's your real name and info. Of course, I won't do that, so they can FO.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:33 AM (CAKgV)

315 Here's the link to Peter Schweizer on Fox this morning, re Our Betters and their hell spawn making millions/billions through China and Ukraine:

https://tinyurl.com/p9fa6bc

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:33 AM (ptqGC)

316 >>>>>Good grief. I just hope the MD high school shooting doesn't create a fresh batch of media "darlings."




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (ptqGC)


No, that Emma turd (cousin of Camera Hogg) has already staked her claim on this shooting, so no new yappers need apply.....



Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:31 AM
.
.
.Shaved headed lesbian shill or not, this will be dropped quick by the media because everything went according to plan and the shooter was in fact stopped by a "good guy" with a gun.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:33 AM (+Dllb)

317 I've seen that some leftys are calling for a boycott of Farcebook.

In the words of the great Don Rickles, I think I'll drop my pants and set off a rocket.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:33 AM (CClpm)

318 Posted by: Senator Tammy Baldwin at March 20, 2018 10:30 AM (7HtZB)

I thought it was Id10t.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (suO/a)

319 Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (7HtZB)

320 Pretty sure Obama and the DNC were illegally and unethically using Facebook data in 2008 as well. I specifically remember the stories about how Facebook was essential to Obama winning in 2008.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (/LX46)

321 if you want a FB under an alias, use a plausible name and bday

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (hMwEB)

322 And the real FB story (not the Cambridge) is that the B Hussein team showed FB how the were using data not allow by terms and FB said we are on your side, its OK.


In 2012, Obama campaign IT headed by....Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook.

Ya think facebook didn't know when their own founder was doing this? Heck, he was there to ensure the campaign had top access, knew all data it could exploit. It was a partnership, FFS.
==========

Maxine Waters was out bragging about their massive database of "everything on everyone" in 2013.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (vg8iE)

323 319 Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?
Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (7HtZB)

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I voted for Pat Buchanan, but I think I left a chad hanging.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:35 AM (EvBgT)

324 Remember MySpace?

I thought we all agreed not to discuss shelving issues ever again.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:35 AM (nV+c8)

325 "Shaved headed lesbian shill or not, this will be dropped quick by the media because everything went according to plan and the shooter was in fact stopped by a "good guy" with a gun. "

Yup.

The only way this could work better is if the shooter has a social media presence supporting liberal causes, 27 reported complaints by others in the past that were ignored.

And the Resource Officer was a life member of the NRA.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:35 AM (EyPfd)

326 I'm not on Facebook. Never have been, never wanted to be.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:35 AM (ptqGC)

327 >>>>The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

328 319
Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (7HtZB)


It really is amazing at the litany of reasons that Hillary can site for her horrible campaign.

But never her, the candidate.

"I lost cause Fartbook had one add once that a swing voter in Michigan saw."


Ok, Chlamydia, that is illegal how?




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (ymnmz)

329 327 >>>>The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

And he wasn't in "The Wonder Years."

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (7HtZB)

330 Do not panic. All is well. Stay on Facebook.

Posted by: Bob, NSA at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (gbWkA)

331 322
Maxine Waters was out bragging about their massive database of "everything on everyone" in 2013.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (vg8iE)

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"I trust her with all of my information! She's amazing!"
-Lefty

"Trump would have access to it too."
-Sane person

"Well, we'll just impeach Trump and the government will never fall into hands that I oppose again! It's foolproof!"
-Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (EvBgT)

332 The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

And he wasn't in "The Wonder Years."

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (7HtZB)
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Life Goes On

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (vg8iE)

333 Cool! I'm going to take your exclamation point as a positive review. Re-watching Season 1 of Santa Clarita Diet now prepping for Season 2, now to do the same for Sneaky Pete... guess I have my entertainment schedule set for a while...

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:20 AM (jjaLl)

season 2 of Santa Clarita is coming? Yay!

season 2 of Sneaky Pete I think was weaker than season 1 but I enjoyed it. The real Pete gets screen time and he is funny.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (hMwEB)

334 I'm oppositional, so ads tend to make me do the opposite of what they advertise unless I can prove to myself that I want the thing logically. It's cynicism, I know, but try to sell me and I'll back away.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (CAKgV)

335 The history of Obama, and data mining.

In tweets.

https://twitter.com/cld276/status/975564499297226752

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (EyPfd)

336 However it ended, it appears the armed SRO was Johnny on the spot. Engaged the shooter immediately.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:25 AM (G0vdT)


That one shows how it is supposed to be done.
Waiting now for CNN to start taking him down....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (hLRSq)

337 329 327 >>>>The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

And he wasn't in "The Wonder Years."
Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (7HtZB)

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

So, you're saying that they should be neither seen nor heard...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (EvBgT)

338 CNBC mounting pressure on Facebook after data fallout. How I love when the left turns on itself

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (OLCnA)

339 299 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (EvBgT)

Kind of like anarchist (most of pantifa) somehow believe they will survive. And notice how they never riot in Wichita Falls Tx or Tulsa OK, but in cities like Portland and Seattle were they are protected by who??? The Police.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (BtQd4)

340 Posted by: Bob, NSA at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (gbWkA)

Bob? I can call you Bob? Don't make me take away your table leveler.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (suO/a)

341 I tuned in to Morning Joke for a few seconds this morning, and it was all about the Dems' strategy to retake the House and Senate and impeach PDT.

They're super cereal, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (ptqGC)

342 Life Goes On

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (vg8iE)
===============

Oh bla di Oh bla da

Posted by: grammie winger -saved by grace, at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (fD4nI)

343 Corky was in Party of Five. Duh.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (/LX46)

344 #DeleteFacebook is trending. Hilarious!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (rdl6o)

345 >>Maxine Waters was out bragging about their massive database of "everything on everyone" in 2013.



Yup.
Project Narwhal. The MSM were dazzled by it.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (W+vEI)

346 I had a fake account that I used to log into places that required facebook to log in. They ditched me because it was obviously fake. Thinking I should create yet another one with a more convincing life story and see if they figure that one out.

Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (CAKgV)

347 Is there anyway to get the Left to turn on google?

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (7HtZB)

348 338 CNBC mounting pressure on Facebook after data fallout. How I love when the left turns on itself
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (OLCnA)

===========

Now, if we could just convince them that the administrative state is out to get them and the only way to prevent it from getting worse is to kill Chevron as precedent...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (EvBgT)

349 10:1 the password on her computer is "password."

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

She should change it to "admin" and give herself more access.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (5NMZN)

350 I've experienced something interesting. Apparently anyone who agrees with or disagrees with anything is now a "bot." I saw it on a website that is far, far removed from politics.

What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I'm No Longer Selling ARs Until My $300 Ones Will Go For $1000 at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (JTMqu)

351 339 299 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:29 AM (EvBgT)

Kind of like anarchist (most of pantifa) somehow believe they will survive. And notice how they never riot in Wichita Falls Tx or Tulsa OK, but in cities like Portland and Seattle were they are protected by who??? The Police.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2018 10:38 AM (BtQd4)

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

Antifa was always primarily a blue on blue problem.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (EvBgT)

352 >>319 Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?

I have never visited FB.

We had a new neighbor move in a few years ago from CA. The wife wanted to start a new FB page for our small neighborhood. I asked her why? "So we can stay in touch" I told her I hate everyone in the neighborhood. They moved back to CA last summer.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 10:40 AM (r9UYA)

353 310
>>So Millennials dont save because the think capitalism will fail. Seem to miss that goal of socialism is to fail.







Millenials also don't own.

It's all in the cloud, or can be beckoned via smartphone (no car, Uber).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (W+vEI)


I have noticed this too.

It like the see wisdom in lettign others provide for them,cause there is nothing negative about the velvet handcuffs of being owned by the goggledybook.



I got news for you Millennials, someone owns all that crap; and if you own nothing, it can all be taken away. That's the whole point of the velvet handcuffs.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (ymnmz)

354 >>323 319 Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad? Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:34 AM (7HtZB)

No, but Zod voted for Trump because of the Mike Diva Trump-turns-into-a-Transformer-and-blows-up-the-planet ad on youtube.

Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (Bdeb0)

355
Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?

Posted by: josephistan
________________

Yes, it was just that powerful....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (mPeei)

356 The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

Yeah. this.

I suggest Simple Jack as an alternative. Far more apt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon in the Upside Down at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (xPJvm)

357 Please let the Marxists kill Facebook. I may have a cause to finally celebrate if this happens.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (/LX46)

358 >> Is there anyway to get the Left to turn on google?


Have to get them to turn on *Alphabet*, who has been busy getting involved with all sorts of things including the deep state, foreign policy.

https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (W+vEI)

359 314 Facebook killed my account because it was an alias. They INSIST that it's your real name and info. Of course, I won't do that, so they can FO.
Posted by: dagny

call their gay ass bluff. they fold like cheap suits. they wanted me to shove my ID through the usb port to them. fuck off and delete my my account I replied in the email. they shut the fuck up. I deleted the account later when I changed jobs and it was no longer required of me. they need your free data to sell and your free content to keep users so their demands are more like weak ass begs.

Posted by: x at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (nFwvY)

360 I have never visited FB.



We had a new neighbor move in a few years ago from CA. The wife
wanted to start a new FB page for our small neighborhood. I asked her
why? "So we can stay in touch" I told her I hate everyone in the
neighborhood. They moved back to CA last summer.





Posted by: Under Fire at March 20, 2018 10:40 AM (r9UYA)


LOL

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (ptqGC)

361 332
The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.







Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)



And he wasn't in "The Wonder Years."



Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (7HtZB)

========



Life Goes On

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 10:37 AM (vg8iE



Coburned.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (ymnmz)

362 Antifa was always primarily a blue on blue problem.

That's because an Antifa outbreak in Red America would result in a whole lotta ass whippings.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (B+qrE)

363 Won't have grandkids today until noon. We are all snotty and coughing. Trying to set up carpool for voting (in IL) and really torqued off about the almost incomprehensible election commission website -- no clear guidance about where to vote.

Have to do Ives, even though she will not win against Pritzker. Just as ended up with DJT against Hillary. Sometimes, you just can't.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (MIKMs)

364 Oh - and for my explanation, an addition:

The whip is the scourge that beat Christ.
The cross is the crucifixion.
The stones are the tomb.
The skull is for the resurrection that has not yet happened.
The books are for the Word of God.
The light is smoky, it is flickering, the resurrection has not yet happened, faith is tried.
The faithful one is still focused on the Light and the Word beyond.

That's how I see it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Says Use Misery Marinade for Your Next BBQ! at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (hLRSq)

365
I had a fake account that I used to log into places that required
facebook to log in. They ditched me because it was obviously fake.
Thinking I should create yet another one with a more convincing life
story and see if they figure that one out.


Posted by: dagny at March 20, 2018 10:39 AM (CAKgV)

----------------------------------------------------------
They just send me a email regarding the fake account every day telling me I have new notifications and more friends than I realize.
I would delete/disable/terminate it but I can't access it...

Posted by: RioBravo at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (5NMZN)

366
I've seen that some leftys are calling for a boycott of Farcebook.

Why would they want to destroy one of their greatest propaganda tools?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (IqV8l)

367 the left; Govt is awesome great fabulous!
(when their guy is in power)

we tried to tell them, You might not always be in power.
law enforcers are murderers.
law enforcers are g-dlike (McCabe)
we hate Comey! we love Comey!

they even mentioned having guns last week, to save themselves. LOL

honestly i don't even know how they keep their memes straight from week to week.

der

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (/ikqi)

368 Unbelievable.

Just out of curiosity I went over to CNN to see how they're covering the school shooting.

Not one mention in the whole article that an armed SRO engaged and shot the male shooter and stopped the attack.

Again, unbelievable.

Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:43 AM (G0vdT)

369 I don't hate FB after calling family it was the way I got word out about Faye and her memorial service.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at March 20, 2018 10:43 AM (nBr1j)

370 I'm oppositional, so ads tend to make me do the opposite of what they advertise unless I can prove to myself that I want the thing logically. It's cynicism, I know, but try to sell me and I'll back away.

The Billy Mays Effect! Or that Slap Chop douchenozzle. I guess Popeil was the first hard sell creep to saturate the air waves with a never ending supply of mostly useless garbage. Although the pocket fisherman was great for cabin on the lake fishing!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:43 AM (rdl6o)

371 362 Antifa was always primarily a blue on blue problem.

That's because an Antifa outbreak in Red America would result in a whole lotta ass whippings.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (B+qrE)

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

And serious jail time.

The people who called Antifa a version of LARPing were very right.

It was (and continues to be) a form of play. Play isn't supposed to have real world consequences. Once real world consequences become part of the equation, people stop wanting to play.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:43 AM (EvBgT)

372 gang members know, the only way to stop a bad guy (other gang) with a gun
-- is with a good guy (your gang) with a gun.

so if this was a hand gun, it is proof the crazy left will have to demand ALL guns in America be confiscated. They prefer the incrementalism approach. "We just want to confiscate "assault weapons", but handguns are used for more murder.

I'm just guessing it was a handgun, but if so, it kinda weakens their "assault weapon confiscation will save us" argument.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2018 10:44 AM (bT8Z4)

373 honestly i don't even know how they keep their memes straight from week to week.

I don't know how they keep their heads from flying off their bodies from the whiplash G-forces.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2018 10:44 AM (gCJeK)

374 i haven't been paying attention is Antifa on their useful and good list again?

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:44 AM (/ikqi)

375 circa, me either.

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:45 AM (/ikqi)

376 The insane left has long maintained that disproportionate black and latino prison populations is proof of racism in America's law enforcement. All people are morally the same and therefore any greater legal punishment for one race over another is racism. Or something like that.

The left has long dominated public schools and now they are bringing their ideas on punishment into local school systems. In St Paul, the district has dictated a outcome-based metric for judging the effectiveness of school discipline. To cover up the problems they create (Niklas Cruz, for example) they are taking a two pronged approach: 1) institute "discussion circles" to try to persuade bad guys to take it outside so the school doesn't look so bad, and 2) call anyone who criticizes this approach a racist.

The undisputed fact is that this approach is why Cruz was able to kill so many people at Parkland. But the press colludes with the Democrat/Socialists to hide this simple truth.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8suevsc

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from the gulag! at March 20, 2018 10:45 AM (rBnYq)

377 Troll went in and shit at the end of the old thread so I slapped him.

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:45 AM (LiyEm)

378 I will apologize for the Corky cheapshot.



Never saw the show. Just assumed that it was one of those shows where the lovable handicapped kid was always spouting off wisdom and sageness cause, reasons and if we all just listened to him then the world would be a better place.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 10:45 AM (ymnmz)

379 355


Quick survey - did anyone here vote for Trump because of a facebook ad?



Posted by: josephistan

________________



Yes, it was just that powerful....



*hic*





Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (mPeei)

The lunatics that continue peddling "election interference" need to ask themselves -- who was in the polling booth with you when you cast your ballot? Did Putin make an appearance? Facebook? Russian spies?
I distinctly remember being alone in the booth when I voted.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 20, 2018 10:45 AM (jxbfJ)

380 367 the left; Govt is awesome great fabulous!
(when their guy is in power)

we tried to tell them, You might not always be in power.
law enforcers are murderers.
law enforcers are g-dlike (McCabe)
we hate Comey! we love Comey!

they even mentioned having guns last week, to save themselves. LOL

honestly i don't even know how they keep their memes straight from week to week.

der
Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:42 AM (/ikqi)

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

I find it all very...weird.

There's always going to be hypocrisy involved in politics. It's part of the game, and coming to terms with a certain level is necessary for keeping your head while observing the whole thing, but the level of disconnect around certain issues for the Left is astonishing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:46 AM (EvBgT)

381 >>The people who called Antifa a version of LARPing were very right.



It is here (so far), but the Antifa in Europe are scary.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:47 AM (W+vEI)

382 So Facebook is responsible for electing Trump. Let's repeat that like everywhere all the time. I'm good with it. Mark Zuckerberg is a Fascist.

Posted by: Gumby at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (2LelM)

383 Great. Didn't know what a Slap Chop until now. Gee thanks. What kind of accent does that guy have?

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (suO/a)

384 381 >>The people who called Antifa a version of LARPing were very right.



It is here (so far), but the Antifa in Europe are scary.
Posted by: Lizzy

Lack ARs

Posted by: Jean at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (MS0+a)

385 I've been wondering. Leftists are fond of making death threats on Twitter. Why aren't they worried about one of those yucky gun owners engaging in pre-emptive self defense?
Not advocating anything here just honestly wondering

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (nBr1j)

386 >>"We just want to confiscate "assault weapons", but handguns are used for more murder.

The Hierarchy of Firearm Death:

Flintlock: Murder
Handgun: Murderer
Evil black assault weapon with the thing that goes up: Murderest

Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)

387 That's because an Antifa outbreak in Red America would result in a whole lotta ass whippings.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)


Remember what happened in Auburn, here in AL?

HINT: States that passed strong anti-Klan laws don't like menacing "protestors" in masks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 20, 2018 10:50 AM (AM1GF)

388 It was (and continues to be) a form of play. Play isn't supposed to have
real world consequences. Once real world consequences become part of
the equation, people stop wanting to play.
=====

They run into laws against masked protests, enacted to stop hooded demonstrators (in the South).

Remarkable how few problems the Southern Red States have had with masked 'protesters'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (MIKMs)

389 Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Snapchat, Tinder, and Instagram were responsible for electing Trump.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (/LX46)

390 Great. Didn't know what a Slap Chop until now. Gee thanks. What kind of accent does that guy have?

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (suO/a)


I believe it's an inner-city "whore-beater" dialect....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (jjaLl)

391 240 213 So I see the latest school shooter was stopped by an armed Cop at the school. This will disappear from the media cycle quickly.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 20, 2018 10:07 AM (+Dllb)
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They're doing everything to downplay the fact that an armed officer shot the student and stopped a terrible attack.

"The shooter exchanged fire with a school resource officer on campus and was wounded, Cameron said. All three students are in critical condition, but the officer wasn't injured. It wasn't yet clear who shot the gunman."

Not clear who shot the gunman? Are you kidding me.
Posted by: WisRich at March 20, 2018 10:12 AM (G0vdT)


That "not clear" crap is a pet peeve of mine. A reasonable person would surmise it means there are conflicting reports. It actually used to mean that.

Nowadays, it really means "we have no clue."

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (di1hb)

392 >>Lack ARs


Heh. Their rioting in Germany during G20 last year was bad without ARs.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (W+vEI)

393 Corky's nerdy-hot sister's boyfriend had AIDS. It was an early social justice kind of show.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (Dn4Uq)

394 Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democrat who represents the area, said he was sickened to hear the news about the shooting and advocated for universal background checks for weapons.
"Background checks just make common sense to make sure people can and will use a weapon thoughtfully and not dangerously," he told News4.


Can anyone pack this, and tell me how this relates to reality?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (EyPfd)

395 356 The left is really starting to sound like Corky from Wonder Years.



Come on, now! Corky was cool, no need for that!
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 20, 2018 10:36 AM (jjaLl)

Yeah. this.

I suggest Simple Jack as an alternative. Far more apt.
Posted by: Pug Mahon in the Upside Down at March 20, 2018 10:41 AM (xPJvm)

I use the Pakleds, the evil retards from Star Trek Next Gen.

Posted by: josephistan at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

396 310
>>So Millennials dont save because the think capitalism will fail. Seem to miss that goal of socialism is to fail.







Millenials also don't own.

It's all in the cloud, or can be beckoned via smartphone (no car, Uber).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:32 AM (W+vEI)


I have noticed this too.

It like the see wisdom in lettign others provide for them,cause there is nothing negative about the velvet handcuffs of being owned by the goggledybook.



I got news for you Millennials, someone owns all that crap; and if you own nothing, it can all be taken away. That's the whole point of the velvet handcuffs.


I own stuff, and dearly like to own more stuff, like land and a house, if I could get one of those elusive career-track jobs.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (bZ7mE)

397 How convenient... Another school shooting and right before their big march Sat. If I was a conspiracy theorist....

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (O2RFr)

398 You're gonna love my nuts!

Posted by: Slap-Chop Guy at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (Dn4Uq)

399 388 It was (and continues to be) a form of play. Play isn't supposed to have
real world consequences. Once real world consequences become part of
the equation, people stop wanting to play.
=====

They run into laws against masked protests, enacted to stop hooded demonstrators (in the South).

Remarkable how few problems the Southern Red States have had with masked 'protesters'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (MIKMs)

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

They learned from the last major group of Democrats that terrorized a population while masked.

Hippies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:53 AM (EvBgT)

400 What kind of accent does that guy have?

Conese!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 20, 2018 10:53 AM (rdl6o)

401 385 I've been wondering. Leftists are fond of making death threats on Twitter. Why aren't they worried about one of those yucky gun owners engaging in pre-emptive self defense?
Not advocating anything here just honestly wondering
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at March 20, 2018 10:48 AM (nBr1j)


Maybe they figure all those folks are more than 10 miles away.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at March 20, 2018 10:53 AM (di1hb)

402 394 Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democrat who represents the area, said he was sickened to hear the news about the shooting and advocated for universal background checks for weapons.
"Background checks just make common sense to make sure people can and will use a weapon thoughtfully and not dangerously," he told News4.


Can anyone pack this, and tell me how this relates to reality?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (EyPfd)

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

The guy who shot up Virginia Tech passed several background checks when he bought his several weapons.

Did a bang up job of preventing him from using those weapons for harm, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:54 AM (EvBgT)

403 If he used an assault mag we're going to have to look into this.

Posted by: Your Betters In THe GOP at March 20, 2018 10:54 AM (r9UYA)

404 to follow up on yesterdays Jews control the weather, and a Twitter response that "anyone that brings up the Rothschilds is a hateful anti-Semite" ... that guy that taught his dog to do the Nazi salute was just convicted of a hate crime. A Jewish guy defended him, to no avail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fTnuqbxxW4

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2018 10:54 AM (bT8Z4)

405 As always, the rebuttal is: Who's doing the "background checks"?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 10:54 AM (Dn4Uq)

406 Brother C - GMTA.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 10:55 AM (MIKMs)

407 Mark, hypocrisy sure there can be a certain truth to that, But, They actually spend a significant amt of time shrieking and demonstrating on the same things they say are good or bad from one President to another.

why it's made me think They really have no actual self evident truths, just who wins an election.

Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:55 AM (/ikqi)

408 396 I own stuff, and dearly like to own more stuff, like land and a house, if I could get one of those elusive career-track jobs.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (bZ7mE)

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

Willing to move to SC?

I could possibly help. I'm not the hiring authority, but we do have two positions about to open up that essentially just need basic problem solving skills (there will be formal requirements for things like college education and probably experience with data).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:55 AM (EvBgT)

409 >>"Background checks just make common sense.

Common sense to an uncommon mind? Hardly. "Note to self: Scrawl hate-list; make youtube 'goodbye cruel world' pity-video; boobytrap hovel with amateur pipe-bombs; shave eyebrows; call girlfriend who dropped me and yell at her and then start crying; complete NICS check to purchase firearm legally; don Darth Vader costume; walk to school..."

Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (Bdeb0)

410 So,the weather report says snow showers that's itbut there is a "winter storm warning".

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (LiyEm)

411 Was a bumpmag used?

Posted by: Your Betters In The GOP at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (r9UYA)

412 There's always going to be hypocrisy involved in politics. It's part of the game, and coming to terms with a certain level is necessary for keeping your head while observing the whole thing, but the level of disconnect around certain issues for the Left is astonishing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:46 AM (EvBgT)


That's why it's so funny watching them hyperventilate over Trump's alleged marital indiscretions. 20 years ago, they were saying "well, it's just sex, so no big deal" in response to Bill Clinton getting lewinskied in the Oval Office.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (lYlRK)

413 407 Mark, hypocrisy sure there can be a certain truth to that, But, They actually spend a significant amt of time shrieking and demonstrating on the same things they say are good or bad from one President to another.

why it's made me think They really have no actual self evident truths, just who wins an election.
Posted by: willow at March 20, 2018 10:55 AM (/ikqi)

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

Is power a self-evident truth?

They'd probably feel very at home in Versaille as long as they saw themselves in the Sun God's face.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (EvBgT)

414 Corky sister's boyfriend had AIDS. It was an early social justice kind of show.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2018 10:51 AM (Dn4Uq)

Woke as fuck.

Posted by: Monk at March 20, 2018 10:57 AM (/LX46)

415 "Was a bumpmag used? "

Nope.

High capacity stock.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:57 AM (EyPfd)

416 >>Remarkable how few problems the Southern Red States have had with masked 'protesters'.


All it takes is a local police force to enable it (Berkley) or keep it in check (Alabama).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2018 10:57 AM (W+vEI)

417 412 There's always going to be hypocrisy involved in politics. It's part of the game, and coming to terms with a certain level is necessary for keeping your head while observing the whole thing, but the level of disconnect around certain issues for the Left is astonishing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:46 AM (EvBgT)

That's why it's so funny watching them hyperventilate over Trump's alleged marital indiscretions. 20 years ago, they were saying "well, it's just sex, so no big deal" in response to Bill Clinton getting lewinskied in the Oval Office.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (lYlRK)

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

They really, really succeeded in convincing the country that personal failings didn't matter when it came to governing ability.

It didn't help that even squeaky-clean Mitt Romney got turned into fascist monster/murderer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (EvBgT)

418 Michael Moore :"Never forget you're electing the jury for impeachment"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291740/

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (LiyEm)

419 I'll 2nd any "Smokin' " comments.

Posted by: wrymouth at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (pEWva)

420 As long as these shootings get so much publicity they will continue.Dead end losers want their 15 minutes of infamy at least.

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (LiyEm)

421 418 Michael Moore :"Never forget you're electing the jury for impeachment"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291740/
Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (LiyEm)

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That won't be used in any attack ads against Senate Democrats, surely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (EvBgT)

422 Bump-stock: The thing that goes back and forth and back and forth fast.

Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)

423 >>415 "Was a bumpmag used? "

Nope.

High capacity stock.

How about one of those suppressed clips? They are deadly in the wrong hands.

Posted by: Your Betters In The GOP at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (r9UYA)

424 "Background checks just make common sense to make sure people can and will use a weapon thoughtfully and not dangerously," he told News4.

Can anyone pack this, and tell me how this relates to reality?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (EyPfd)


1. He thinks it's possible to legally purchase a gun without a background check.

2. If you pass the background check, that is proof positive you will never use a gun in a criminal activity.

3. He's an idiot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 11:00 AM (lYlRK)

425 422 Bump-stock: The thing that goes back and forth and back and forth fast.
Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)


It's not the thing that goes up?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 11:01 AM (lYlRK)

426 'How about one of those suppressed clips? They are deadly in the wrong hands. '

Possibly.

But there was an oppressor fastened to the part of the tube where the bullet thingies come out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 11:01 AM (EyPfd)

427 418
Michael Moore :"Never forget you're electing the jury for impeachment"



https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291740/

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (LiyEm)


What will it take for before your average lefty idiot doesn't believe that any republican is automatically impeachable upon election.


Cause that's where we are right now thanks to Chlamydia Thundershart.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 11:02 AM (ymnmz)

428 >>But there was an oppressor fastened to the part of the tube where the bullet thingies come out.

Fastened oppressors are not who we are.

Posted by: Your Betters In The GOP at March 20, 2018 11:03 AM (r9UYA)

429 NOOD Chimp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2018 11:03 AM (EyPfd)

430 Willing to move to SC?

I could possibly help. I'm not the hiring authority, but we do have two positions about to open up that essentially just need basic problem solving skills (there will be formal requirements for things like college education and probably experience with data).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:55 AM (EvBgT)


I'm a historian by training and would like to be teaching or something like that, so what you are describing doesn't sound like a good fit for a life-long job. I would be interested in hearing more, though.

My spam-catcher/dead drop email seems to be defunct. Is there some way to contact you? I don't want to post my usual email here because it has my real name in it.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 11:03 AM (bZ7mE)

431 I own stuff, and dearly like to own more stuff, like land and a house, if I could get one of those elusive career-track jobs.

Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 10:52 AM (bZ7mE)

You'll never truly own stuff, only rent it.

Posted by: BignJames at March 20, 2018 11:04 AM (0+nbW)

432 That's why it's so funny watching them
hyperventilate over Trump's alleged marital indiscretions. 20 years ago,
they were saying "well, it's just sex, so no big deal" in response to
Bill Clinton getting lewinskied in the Oval Office.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 10:56 AM (lYlRK)



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



They really, really succeeded in convincing the country that personal failings didn't matter when it came to governing ability.



It didn't help that even squeaky-clean Mitt Romney got turned into fascist monster/murderer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 10:58 AM (EvBgT)

Yep. They won that battle. And it took a club right out of their hands. D'oh. Hello President Trump.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 20, 2018 11:04 AM (ymnmz)

433 Footage of the Dem mentioning the 2nd amendment as a remedy for Trump

https://tinyurl.com/ydfeeqar

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 11:04 AM (LiyEm)

434 Wait, so one (1) officer was able engage and stop the shooting before a dozen people were murdered?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Self-Driving Cars Have Killed More People Than My Guns at March 20, 2018 11:04 AM (JTMqu)

435 >>425 422 Bump-stock: The thing that goes back and forth and back and forth fast.
Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)
It's not the thing that goes up?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 20, 2018 11:01 AM (lYlRK)

No--the bump-stock is the part behind the eyepiece and the handle where the trigger is. The bump stock makes the cartridges come out of the clip faster and shoot out of the end-hole faster.

Posted by: Zod at March 20, 2018 11:05 AM (Bdeb0)

436 A series of paintings?

http://tinyurl.com/yc49a5zt

http://tinyurl.com/y9bczy5v

Posted by: geoffb at March 20, 2018 11:05 AM (zOpu5)

437 Man,I just got here and I have to pack up and move.

Posted by: steevy at March 20, 2018 11:05 AM (LiyEm)

438 So, coworker just said to me....

"How about those packages in Texas? Blowing up? I guess they can't have guns so they are going to use bombs now!"

I just grunted back.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 20, 2018 11:06 AM (vg8iE)

439
I'll 2nd any "Smokin' " comments.
=====

That is when I know I am really an old fart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_6CN_HXek8

(Smokin' in the Boys' Room - Brownsville Station, 1973)

Now I have to find the Motley Crue cover.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 20, 2018 11:09 AM (MIKMs)

440 I'm a historian by training and would like to be teaching or something
like that, so what you are describing doesn't sound like a good fit for a
life-long job. I would be interested in hearing more, though.

---

Keep your eyes open for community colleges. They seem to smile upon instructors with actual real-world experience and not just a lifetime in academia.

Also, it's my understanding that lots of states offer some sort of fast-track teaching credential (maybe even degree). You might have to move or commute, but I bet there is somewhere that would love to have you. Even better, figure out a way to tie it to a mathematics degree from a community college and make yourself extra valuable as someone who can teach two or three wildly different classes. You may even be able to do the math degree online.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Self-Driving Cars Have Killed More People Than My Guns at March 20, 2018 11:10 AM (JTMqu)

441 If you stare at the candle flame, you can almost see it flicker.

Posted by: Obama waving from Martha's Vineyard at March 20, 2018 11:14 AM (BR6SG)

442 436 A series of paintings?

http://tinyurl.com/yc49a5zt

http://tinyurl.com/y9bczy5v
Posted by: geoffb at March 20, 2018 11:05 AM (zOpu5)

Not a series, more like a reworking of the same theme. The last one looks like someone like today's painting so much they asked De la Tour to make a copy for them. It looks like it took less time and didn't cost as much.

A series in art has a very specific meaning. Usually the artist will call it "Blah, Blah, No. 2" or it will show a definite progression of events. A good example of a Traditionalist Series is Thomas Cole's "The Course of Empire". William Hogarth's works are another good example.

Posted by: Kris at March 20, 2018 11:21 AM (nwqNw)

443 430 I'm a historian by training and would like to be teaching or something like that, so what you are describing doesn't sound like a good fit for a life-long job. I would be interested in hearing more, though.

My spam-catcher/dead drop email seems to be defunct. Is there some way to contact you? I don't want to post my usual email here because it has my real name in it.
Posted by: Grey Fox at March 20, 2018 11:03 AM (bZ7mE)

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

yeah, if you're just looking for work, then it's something to do until you find what you actually want to do.

TheJamesMadison.aos at the gmails

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 20, 2018 11:22 AM (9ZlHt)

444 That is very disturbing,

on at least 6 levels.

Posted by: franksalterego at March 20, 2018 12:03 PM (3cq8T)

445 >>>Here's another take on the Magdalene:

https://tinyurl.com/y8uqkzb6
Posted by: Kris at March 20, 2018 10:19 AM (nwqNw)

And there's a painting there with an ACE OF SPADES! being sneaked away by a card-cheat.

Posted by: m at March 20, 2018 02:53 PM (U6XUk)

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