Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Four Officers Of The Amsterdam Coopers' And Wine-Rackers' Guild
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

It just occurred to me why I enjoy the Dutch masters so much; their work exudes a warmth, not necessarily from the subjects (these guys need to relax and imbibe!), but from the colors and the contrast.

By the way, my original choice for this fine morning after the storm was an El Greco depicting Christ driving the traders from the temple. I recently saw it at The National Gallery in London, and it was spectacular. But I could not find a reproduction that did it justice. Even on the museum's own website was a poor, sad facsimile of a glorious and energetic painting.

The moral of the story is: Get thee to a museum! I'm not sure why museums get such a bad rap, although it is at least in part because many of us were dragged to them as kids and were forced to treat them as cathedrals, where one speaks in hushed tones and all must be reverent at all times, worshiping at the altar of great art.

That's crap. I have had the opportunity to wander through a large number of museums around the world, often alone (the best way!), and I have found that the best way to enjoy art is to look at the stuff that piques my interest and just glance at the stuff that doesn't. So what if you don't like what the art historians say is great. The real crap has been filtered out by history and collectors over the centuries (that's why there is so much absolute shit modern art), so it's a fair bet that most of what is in the museum is going to be at the very least a reasonably good piece.

So...what caught my eye in this piece? The little mutant bat-like dog in the lower left corner. I got a chuckle out of it, then looked at the rest of the painting and immediately thought of a cobloggers meeting just before the first bottle is opened.

Art may be great, but that doesn't mean that it has to be serious. By all means look at the weird animals and finely formed racks and weird feet and cool weapons and great sunsets and strange, six-fingered hands and....

You get the point.

Posted by: CBD at 09:40 AM




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Posted by: Rick in SK at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (FZYNt)

2 Have a cigar!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (IqV8l)

3 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (FZYNt)

4 Roll out the barrel!

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (0+nbW)

5 !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (HbLZX)

6 Wow I was going to go back to the news and yell at them for not calling noon..... LOL

Posted by: The Word of the Day is Legs at July 18, 2018 09:39 AM (jjaLl)

7 1st?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 18, 2018 09:39 AM (p+Wdc)

8 Dog looks pissed.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 09:39 AM (UBzPO)

9 Damn. That's what I get for reading the content.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 18, 2018 09:39 AM (p+Wdc)

10 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

I'm Johnny Paycheck

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:40 AM (HbLZX)

11 Suddenly I want a cigar.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 09:40 AM (fuK7c)

12
The dog can stay but no JOOZ allowed...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 18, 2018 09:40 AM (VM6ev)

13 Dutch Rudder

Dutch Oven

there, those are out of the way

Posted by: Rick in SK at July 18, 2018 09:40 AM (FZYNt)

14 Sit in here,dear boy, have a cigar....

Posted by: Dutch Masters at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (y8Foj)

15
Dog looks pissed.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


He's like the little kid who hates posing in the family portrait.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (IqV8l)

16 8
Dog looks pissed.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 09:39 AM (UBzPO)

They kicked his friends out and took away the playing cards and cigars.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (jxbfJ)

17 Wow I was going to go back to the news and yell at them for not calling noon.....

Noon ?

it gets late early around here.

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (HbLZX)

18
You know who else was a Dutch master...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (VM6ev)

19 Led Zeppelin: The Lost Years

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (Boy/L)

20 I read that as "Four Officers of Anderson Cooper..." and I was like, what?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (y8Foj)

21 16
They kicked his friends out and took away the playing cards and cigars.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2018 09:41 AM (jxbfJ)


He had an inside straight, until...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (VM6ev)

22 Oh, that Amsterdam Cooper. He's on CNN, right? So handsome.

Posted by: Emily Litella at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (ATVNj)

23 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

I'm Johnny Paycheck

I'm John Cameron Swayze

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (Boy/L)

24

We always hear about the Dutch masters but what about the Dutch slaves?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (IqV8l)

25 That's crap. I have had the opportunity to wander through a large number of museums around the world, often alone (the best way!), and I have found that the best way to enjoy art is to look at the stuff that piques my interest and just glance at the stuff that doesn't. So what if you don't like what the art historians say is great. The real crap has been filtered out by history and collectors over the centuries (that's why there is so much absolute shit modern art), so it's a fair bet that most of what is in the museum is ging to be at the very least a reasonably good piece.

I cannot agree with you more, CBD. I was amazingly blessed to live and study in Paris when I was much younger than 29. After class, I would stop by the Louvre on the way home, because I found a section with Greek and Roman statuary that very few people ever bothered to look at. It was peaceful, and the carved marble was absolutely breathtaking.

I got to know the security guard who worked that section, since I was one of the very few people he ever saw (his words.) He would take the time to talk about how the museum procured those pieces, how they cared for them, and who the curators thought did the actual carving. I got amazing history lessons, just because I bothered to show up.

When you live life staring at a phone all day, it's hard to do that.

Posted by: moki at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (V+V48)

26 Goddamned tulip-peddling canal wogs with their mutant rat minions.

* spits *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 09:43 AM (fA1SL)

27 Doggie just wants to go out and chase rabbits already.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 09:43 AM (W+vEI)

28
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash



I'm Johnny Paycheck



I'm John Cameron Swayze

I'm Johnny Rotten

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 18, 2018 09:43 AM (P/aDH)

29 Dutch Masters!

NOW I get where the cigar name comes from, these guys are on the box!!!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (jjaLl)

30 Buncha Calvinists probably.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

31 Johnny Dangerously

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (fA1SL)

32 >>We always hear about the Dutch masters but what about the Dutch slaves?



I prefer the tasty Dutch babies*!




*Made one for breakfast this a.m. w/fresh strawberries and blueberries.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (W+vEI)

33 Oh, and man, that dog looks fuckin' pissed at the painter!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (jjaLl)

34 The Dutch are sneaky. One day they live in Holland, the next day in The Netherlands. And they're called the "Dutch". What's up with that shit?

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (O5Q3r)

35 I still kick myself that I worked in Paris and never went to the Louvre.

I was young and intimidated by the concept, I hadn't yet developed the attitude which Mr. Dildo describes of just wandering around and looking at what you like.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

36 I'm not sure why museums get such a bad rap, although it is at least in part because many of us were dragged to them as kids and were forced to treat them as cathedrals, where one speaks in hushed tones and all must be reverent at all times, worshiping at the altar of great art.

Give credit where credit is due. Many, if not most, museums (especially ones in big cities that get gov't subsidies) are lefty pulpits.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf - Visiting Lecturer of the Screeching Deffsquadz at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (di1hb)

37 Burn her! Burn the witch!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (1ISKN)

38 Johnny Pissoff

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (IqV8l)

39 Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar
you're gonna go far!
You're gonna fly high,
you're never gonna die
you're gonna make it if you try
they're gonna love you!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (V2Yro)

40 It's the Illuminati.

F
N
O
R
D

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 09:46 AM (UnA8+)

41 State-sponsored health insurance for all Marylanders such as the single-payer plan proposed by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous could cost $24 billion a year, forcing lawmakers to significantly raise taxes, according to a nonpartisan analysis.

Such a cost would increase the state's $44 billion operating budget by more than half.

The analysis, drafted by the state's Department of Legislative Services and released to The Baltimore Sun, said Maryland would have to levy a 10 percent payroll tax against every business and charge a $2,800 fee for every man, woman and child to pay for a new health care system in which doctors bill the state instead of private insurance companies.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 18, 2018 09:46 AM (e8kgV)

42 And they're called the "Dutch". What's up with that shit?

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (O5Q3r)

It polled better than "Phlegm".

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 09:46 AM (0+nbW)

43 Willowed re: Recycling

That wasn't a joke, btw. China said no more, and now the United States has absolutely no market for recyclables that were already essentially zero-market to begin with:

qz dot com -
"we used to have just one big bin at our depots, and you threw all the plastics in there, and we just baled it and shipped it to China," he said. "Now we have to sort it by the specific resin, so we have four or five bins instead of one."

For every ton of reusable plastic, China has received many more tons of random trash, some of it toxic. That has helped build "trash mountains" so high they sometimes bury people alive

---

The caring, concerned recycling advocates were having trucks drive around to collect their trash, then shipping that trash thousands of miles by f*cking boat (one of if not the biggest polluters) to be piled up in China where they either stack it up because who cares or burn it for fuel.

IIRC China burns something like 40% of their trash, btw. Poof!

Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (tve+u)

44 34. High tide, low tide. In their cursed land, the which Tengri covered in brine to shield Man from its pernicious influence, the tides affect them
High tide, the detritus is washed deep inland. Low tide, the filth is left all over.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (fA1SL)

45 The Amsterdam Coopers' And Wine-Rackers' Guild. Ah, the scintillating conversations.

"So, Gert, what size ferkly do you use to space your staves?"
"I'm more concerned about positioning the bung hole optimally."
"I'll bet you are, you horny bastard! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, eh?"

The cold, dark winter nights flew by.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (9BLnV)

46 Dog looks pissed.

Just waiting for them to clear the table for his card game.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

47 The Dutch are shrewd businessmen. My father had a saying, "You can't beat the Dutch..."

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (y8Foj)

48
Look Sharp Boys! - a limerick

Fellas, I don't want you to freak out
But I'll tell ya it's too late to sneak out
Our reputation's tainted
Cause we're scheduled to be painted
By the venerable Gerbrand van Eeckhout!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (m45I2)

49 And that's that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (oVJmc)

50 I love museums. I can't go on a trip or a vacation where there won't be museums to visit. I'd much rather look at fine art or old warplanes than lay on a beach all day.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (7HtZB)

51 Dog looks pissed.

Just waiting for them to clear the table for his card game.
Posted by: Shep Smith at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

Early Threadwinner

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (y8Foj)

52 35 I still kick myself that I worked in Paris and never went to the Louvre.

I was young and intimidated by the concept, I hadn't yet developed the attitude which Mr. Dildo describes of just wandering around and looking at what you like.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (fuK7c)


REFORGER 80, had an R&R day in Paris. Spent half of it in the Louvre and half in Pigalle.

Din't see anybody opening, though.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (di1hb)

53 The barrel's daddies?

Posted by: auscolpyr at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (suO/a)

54 When you live life staring at a phone all day, it's hard to do that.

Posted by: moki at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (V+V4

I watched a young docent at The National Portrait Gallery absolutely enthrall a bunch of 10-year-olds with his explanation of a huge portrait of James I.

He sneaked in a bunch of history while he amused them with talk of big boots and garters and thrones and crowns and swords and....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 09:49 AM (wYseH)

55 I have always thought David Uhl's art exhibited warmth.

Also Biker Babes.

Posted by: Paladin at July 18, 2018 09:49 AM (n/6oc)

56 Just waiting for them to clear the table for his card game.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (oVJmc)



Early Threadwinner

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (y8Foj)


And it's by a mincing Fox ponce..... go figure.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (jjaLl)

57 Why does the guy on the left have paper plates stacked around his neck?

Posted by: Floors at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (r9UYA)

58 >> I'm not sure why museums get such a bad rap, although it is at least in part because many of us were dragged to them as kids and were forced to treat them as cathedrals....



Heh. It depends on the art selection and the visiting art work. Some museums you just want to visit because they are so welcoming, such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (W+vEI)

59 It's no Rembrandt.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (mqNBT)

60 My husband and I both love to wander through museums of all sorts, and we dragged our kids through quite a few all over the country when they were young, to the point where it became a family joke. Thankfully, as they are getting older, they are coming to realize that hey, museums have cool stuff in them, sometimes.

In other news, I am trying to work up the courage to head out to Costco.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (JJZzu)

61 Posted by: moki at July 18, 2018 09:42 AM (V+V4

Some of the best conversations I've had in a museum are with the security guards. They are there all the time, they hear all the guides talks. They are looking at the works everyday and probably think about it a lot. And they know where are hidden gems are. One guy in the Art Gallery of Ontario was able to point me to a great little exhibit of WWI posters.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

62 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (HbLZX)

63 Syndics of the Drapers Guild is the Dutch Masters cigar picture. These guys are imposters.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (FTlwv)

64 That picture shows a stunning lack of diversity and how am I supposed to know which of them is best hung when their robes are so loose?

This is sex-positive discrimination!!!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (H0bCE)

65 The National Gallery in London?

Let Google streetview take you if you can't make it to London!

http://tinyurl.com/ydy2f9qh

Of course, it is nothing like being there.. but I have wandered many museums around the work with google maps.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 18, 2018 09:51 AM (so+oy)

66 Waco Johnny Dean

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 18, 2018 09:51 AM (wQOn6)

67 Dog had his butt glued to the floor for the painting.

Posted by: Jim H at July 18, 2018 09:51 AM (p+4lN)

68 IIRC China burns something like 40% of their trash, btw. Poof!"

The rational, efficient, and cost effective way to dispose of flammable trash (much of it, especially plastics and paper products) is to run it through a shredder, then put it in nat-gas fired furnaces, where the resulting heat of combustion is used to run steam-powered electric turbines which put electricity back on the grid. But oooh, noooo, that will make CO2 and that will make the oceans rise 200 feet and give Kevin Costner fish gills, so we can't have that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 18, 2018 09:51 AM (V2Yro)

69 Why does the guy on the left have paper plates stacked around his neck?

Posted by: Floors at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (r9UYA)

Last to get the fashion update?

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 09:51 AM (0+nbW)

70 I love museums. I can't go on a trip or a vacation where there won't be museums to visit. I'd much rather look at fine art or old warplanes than lay on a beach all day.
Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (7HtZB)
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Hear, hear. If my husband ever decides he's had enough of me, I'm calling you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:52 AM (JJZzu)

71 NO, WE'RE NOT THE PILGRIMS!!! JEEESUZ!!!

Posted by: We're the DUTCH at July 18, 2018 09:52 AM (O5Q3r)

72 Hi JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 09:52 AM (lwiT4)

73 Overheard at the Amsterdam Coopers' and Wine-Rackers' Guild annual cocktail party:
"Nice rack!"

Posted by: Publius Redux at July 18, 2018 09:52 AM (Fb9aZ)

74 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash



I'm Johnny Paycheck



I'm John Cameron Swayze

I'm Johnny Rotten

I'm Johnny Carson

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (HbLZX)

75 It's no Rembrandt.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (mqNBT)


Or Pollack!

Posted by: Van Gogh at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (jjaLl)

76 The one thing I have discovered and taken to heart while getting back into painting is working with a limited palette.


The color and value harmony of the painting is quite good.


Probably only used 3 colors and white in the above painting

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (UfMVm)

77 Overuse of Burnt Sienna. I cannot support this as real art.
God bless.

Posted by: Bob Ross at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (r9UYA)

78 It's no Marla Olmstead.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (Bdeb0)

79 I'd much rather look at fine art or old warplanes than lay on a beach all day.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (7HtZB)




I'm right here, you know.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

80 Kreplach, are we ever going to get to see any of your paintings?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (JJZzu)

81
Have a cigar!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 09:38 AM (IqV8l)








Thanks. Don't mind if I do.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (veoSD)

82 Cobs get bat-dogs?

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (LtG+N)

83 Coopers and wine-rackers guild? These guys are just clearing that table to play some drinking games. The dog is hoping some gets spilled.

Posted by: brak at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (VckGX)

84 The rational, efficient, and cost effective way to dispose of flammable trash

---

I don't disagree, but I LOVE the idea of Smart People going out of their way to recycle and this being the end result of their efforts after burning literally tons of fuel to get it to China.

Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (tve+u)

85 These are Anderson Cooper's ancestors?

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (xjiRE)

86 Johnny One-Note

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (kqsXK)

87 Syndics of the Drapers Guild is the Dutch Masters cigar picture. These guys are imposters.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (FTlwv)

Dutch businessmen were raking in big bucks at the time and one of the things they liked to do is hire artists to paint their group portraits to hang on the walls of their guilds.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (y8Foj)

88 There are only two things I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the DUTCH.

Posted by: Nigel Powers at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (xCyVD)

89 We need to commission portraits for future museums. Documenting MAGA Goon Squads:
'509th Armoured Accordionists'
'The Guild of Knee-Cappers, Local #247'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (fA1SL)

90 What kind of mongrel is that?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (7Ge6c)

91 I think single payer health care should be George Soros paying for all our health care.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (vDqXW)

92 Or Pollack!

Posted by: Van Gogh at July 18, 2018 09:53 AM (jjaLl)



You first posted that in the wrong thread.

*points and laughs*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (fuK7c)

93 To whom would I email pics of a library?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (7Ge6c)

94 These are Anderson Cooper's ancestors?
Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (xjiRE)

Probably. Vanderbilt is a Dutch name.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (y8Foj)

95 Is it my imagination or since someone has been squeezing the oil out of CBD we have been getting the Masters and not the batshit crazy masterbaters?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (Zmczq)

96 In other news, I am trying to work up the courage to head out to Costco.


Posted by: bluebell


Is your hair dry ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (HbLZX)

97 Which one of these guys has a six-fingered hand? The ones I can see all seem to have five or less.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (JJZzu)

98 My local gallery once had a visit by the Stanley Cup (the family of a major donor once owned the local NHL team, and a player for that year's winner was a local boy). So they organized an exhibit of sports-themed art. The line was out the door.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

99 George Will, a piece of work, no?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (y8Foj)

100 OK, hold on, look at the size of the hands on the guy to the right!!!!

It's like he's changing into the Hulk!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (jjaLl)

101 I don't disagree, but I LOVE the idea of Smart
People going out of their way to recycle and this being the end result
of their efforts after burning literally tons of fuel to get it to
China.


Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (tve+u)

-------------------------------
Transport it in ships like the Russian Kuznetsov which could simply burn a percentage of the trash on the way.

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (5NMZN)

102 97 Which one of these guys has a six-fingered hand? The ones I can see all seem to have five or less.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (JJZzu)


It's usually the third hand that has six fingers. These guys seem to have theirs hidden.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (LtG+N)

103 These are Anderson Cooper's ancestors?

Posted by: rickl at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (xjiRE)

Just one side.

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (0+nbW)

104 About 90 posts in and nobody makes a crack about wine and racks?

I don't even know you people any more.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

105 Dude on the right looks exceedingly pleased with himself.

Also, I find it interesting Fen speaks of summoning bears on the same morning I learn black bear sightings in Alabama have gone up. Somethin' you wanna tell me, Fen?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (AM1GF)

106 Some of the best conversations I've had in a museum are with the security guards. They are there all the time, they hear all the guides talks. They are looking at the works everyday and probably think about it a lot. And they know where are hidden gems are. One guy in the Art Gallery of Ontario was able to point me to a great little exhibit of WWI posters.
Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

I used to work in an auction house and was able to purchase this WWI poster at a sale, it's hanging in my living room

www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3b49204

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (7HtZB)

107 James comey urges voters to support democrats in elections this fall.

Exhibit 1,000,001 for existence of uniparty.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ZuGkg)

108 The denial of facts runs counter to democracy.

Posted by: Reality Sandwich at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ydmpR)

109 This painter was trying to eck out a living.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (vDqXW)

110 When I was growing up, their was a large Dutch family that lived up the street. All four daughters were gorgeous.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (y8Foj)

111 Ack! Fewer. FEWER. Not less.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (JJZzu)

112 You first posted that in the wrong thread.



*points and laughs*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (fuK7c)


I'm from last century, and still haven't got the hang of these "tab" things..... geez, tough crowd!

Posted by: Van Gogh at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (jjaLl)

113 We need to commission portraits for future museums. Documenting MAGA Goon Squads:
'509th Armoured Accordionists'
'The Guild of Knee-Cappers, Local #247'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters


79th Involuntary Helicopter Deployment Battalion (Provisional)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (AM1GF)

114 O/T - Why is the google-doodle a tribute to conductor Kurt Mazur's 91st birthday? I don't have anything against him, but I always assume google's art choices are part of some nefarious agit-prop program.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (wQOn6)

115 104
About 90 posts in and nobody makes a crack about wine and racks?



I don't even know you people any more.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

***
Please see my comment at No. 73
Glad I did not disappoint!

Posted by: Publius Redux at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (Fb9aZ)

116 This appears to be a pretty bad forgery. I'll give you ten bucks for it.

Posted by: Rick Harrison at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (r9UYA)

117 New York billionaire George Soros said former President Barack Obama was his "greatest disappointment," during a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times published on Tuesday, while also appearing to distance himself from partisan politics.

The wealthy liberal donor, who was an early supporter of Obama's 2008 presidential run, told The Times that Obama was "actually my greatest disappointment," before he was reportedly prompted by an aide to clarify that he was dissatisfied on a "professional level," rather than with his presidency.

At another part of the interview, he told the paper that Obama "closed the door" on him after he secured the presidency.

Soros, who was an early supporter of Obama in 2008, said the former president was his "greatest disappointment."

"He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes," he said.

Soros told the paper the he had hoped to have been consulted on economic and financial issues, and that Obama was known to "take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents."

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (e8kgV)

118 James comey urges voters to support democrats in elections this fall.

Exhibit 1,000,001 for existence of uniparty.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ZuGkg)


Its worse than that. He is explicitly saying that if you care about core values of the country, you'll vote Democrat.

So if you hate America, you know, just go ahead and vote Republican.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (LtG+N)

119 107
James comey urges voters to support democrats in elections this fall.



Exhibit 1,000,001 for existence of uniparty.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (ZuGkg)

Vote Dem! Keep Comey out of jail!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (ymnmz)

120 I'm from last century, and still haven't got the hang of these "tab" things..... geez, tough crowd!

Posted by: Van Gogh


Don't worry about him, most folks just play it by ear...wait.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (AM1GF)

121 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (AM1GF)

Don't worry. :^) I'm not bald; I'm not aprophet and I don't have anything against people in Alabama

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (AllCR)

122 Waht the hell are those books sitting on? Air? And what's that red circle thing just hanging there. Dont smoke weed before the paintings done.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (Zmczq)

123 About 90 posts in and nobody makes a crack about wine and racks?
I don't even know you people any more.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'


*****


I've been expecting a reference to Dutch mistresses. But nope.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (m45I2)

124 91 I think single payer health care should be George Soros paying for all our health care.
Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (vDqXW)

OK: Republicans, Line up here for a quick shower before getting your health care.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 09:59 AM (7Ge6c)

125 Akin to visiting a museum is checking out previews at major auction houses like Christie's or Sotheby's. You'll see things that you would have never seen before, and will likely never see again after they're sold, and they don't charge you admission.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (7HtZB)

126 I used to work in an auction house and was able to purchase this WWI poster at a sale, it's hanging in my living room



www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3b49204

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (7HtZB)



Very cool indeed.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

127
George Will, a piece of work, no?
Posted by: JoeF.


"Work" wasn't the word I had in mind.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (IqV8l)

128 About 90 posts in and nobody makes a crack about wine and racks?



I don't even know you people any more.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

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Quit whining or get wracked.

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (5NMZN)

129 Dude on the right looks exceedingly pleased with himself. ------------------------------------------------------------
They had a "measuring" contest right before the painter arrived.
He came in first.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (y8Foj)

130 @80

Doubtful.


I am not very good.


I hope to be good one day.


Most of what I do is simply sketches and studies, usually on the train or at lunch, only a handful of "finished" works.


And none are of any quality that I would be proud of showing.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (UfMVm)

131 Dutch Masters is racist and triggering. It must be burned and replaced with street art of MLK and Macom-x

Posted by: Ripley at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (MxEKc)

132 123. 'Dutch widow' - also a good 'un.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (fA1SL)

133 Hey we're just happy to get a thread about racks.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (vDqXW)

134 Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (wQOn6)

Born in Poland....that's just like Russia....right?

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 10:01 AM (0+nbW)

135 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash





I'm Johnny Paycheck





I'm John Cameron Swayze

I'm Johnny Rotten


Hello, I'm John McCain and I need a drink!



Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:01 AM (70Mcx)

136 Recycling is good even if it doesn't technically help the environment because it makes people feel good!

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE TO DENY THEIR FEELINGS?!?!?

Vote in November!!!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:01 AM (H0bCE)

137 Give credit where credit is due. Many, if not most, museums (especially ones in big cities that get gov't subsidies) are lefty pulpits.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf - Visiting Lecturer of the Screeching Deffsquadz at July 18, 2018 09:45 AM (di1hb)

Wanted to show my daughter the beauty of the main branch of the NYC Public Library and we stumbled upon their exhibit, "You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the '60s." We lasted about 45 seconds before we exited the exhibit and asked a security guard to " Please direct us to where Winnie the Pooh lives."

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at July 18, 2018 10:01 AM (SGpFT)

138 I was at the Cleveland Museum of Art yesterday to see this exhibit by this 92 year old Japanese woman, Yayoi Kusama, that was the most unique thing I've seen. It mainly consisted of six little rooms which one or two people enter and it had lights, mirrors and objects that gave off different sensations, like being in the center of the universe, or in a room of infinite dots or a bunch of pumpkins. At first I didn't want to go because it sounded like a bunch of latter day hippie crap for burnheads and fucksticks but it turned out to be a lot better than that and I had a great time. They had things logistically figured out to keep things moving and everybody seemed happy, so what's not to like?

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 10:02 AM (y7DUB)

139 Was Sefton *threatening* Conquistador-Cortez in the last thread?

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:02 AM (vDqXW)

140 This appears to be a pretty bad forgery. I'll give you ten bucks for it.

Posted by: Rick Harrison at July 18, 2018 09:58 AM (r9UYA)

"C'mon, man. Make it $20, and you gotta deal."

Posted by: Desperate Gambler in Vegas at July 18, 2018 10:02 AM (y8Foj)

141 Hello, I'm John McCain and I need a drink!

Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:01 AM (70Mcx)



I really need to get my second wind!

Posted by: John McCains Tumor at July 18, 2018 10:03 AM (jjaLl)

142 A RUSSIAN warship called Dmitrii Donskoi carrying gold worth 100 billion has been discovered off the coast of South Korea and is believed to have sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago.

The Russian warship has been discovered off South Korea It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board.
The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy's Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War.

The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 18, 2018 10:03 AM (e8kgV)

143 Now I know where Zeezy borrows his shoe designs.

Posted by: Fritz at July 18, 2018 10:03 AM (2Mnv1)

144 Seated Left to Right

Jan Hammer
Dick Van Dyke
Max Verstappen
Claude Jan Van Damme

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 10:04 AM (7Ge6c)

145 Conquistador-Cortez

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

For a limited time only. Then gone forever as Conquistada-Cortez

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:04 AM (5NMZN)

146 I used to work in an auction house and was able to purchase this WWI poster at a sale, it's hanging in my living room

www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3b49204
Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 09:57 AM (7HtZB)

Neat! One work I saw was a take on the thousand-yard stare. It was haunting. I kick myself for not writing down the title/artist.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (OyyDO)

147 Seated Left to Right


Behind the camera:

Xaviera Hollander

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

148 That is one unhappy looking dog. Maybe a mutant, as CBD says, but definitely bat-like. And fully conscious of his unhappy lot in life.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (LISuA)

149 131 Dutch Masters is racist and triggering. It must be burned and replaced with street art of MLK and Macom-x
Posted by: Ripley at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (MxEKc)

and a 20 lb bag o crap

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (7Ge6c)

150 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash







I'm Johnny Paycheck







I'm John Cameron Swayze

I'm Johnny Rotten


Hello, I'm John McCain and I need a drink!


Hello, I'm John McCain and I'll suck your dicks for the warm meal!

Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (70Mcx)

151 About 90 posts in and nobody makes a crack about wine and racks?


I don't even know you people any more.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 09:56 AM


That Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill? It's real, and it's fabulous.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (p+Wdc)

152 Dutch Masters is racist and triggering. It must be burned and replaced with street art of MLK and Macom-x
Posted by: Ripley at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (MxEKc)
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You're right. No diversity at *all* in this painting.

Burn it.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (vDqXW)

153 If you listen close, you can hear that dog saying "Ik wil Taco Bell!"

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (jjaLl)

154

Former President Barack Obama denounced "strongman politics" during a speech Tuesday in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela one of many not-so-subtle jabs at his successor.

Obama took aim at unnamed politicians in power today who "just make stuff up" and the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (IqV8l)

155 Hello, I'm John McCain and I've been technically dead for over three months, but the MSM needs my corpse for mean quotes about Trump so they've kept me on life support all this time.

Please, I know I was a raging asshole and probably got a lot of people killed and probably did even worse uspeakable things no one knows about, but I don't deserve this!

These heartless ghouls are preventing my well earned unification with the Dark Lord Satan and I can't take it anymore!!!

Posted by: John McCain's Brain Tumor at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (H0bCE)

156 and a 20 lb bag o crap

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

Want your crap bagged or liberally scattered about?

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (5NMZN)

157 Jeez. The Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader tweeted out some racist, homophobic and misogynist things when he was 17 and the tweets suddenly came to light during the ASG last night. Fans at the game who were wearing his jersey turned their jerseys inside out so his name didn't show. His parents, who live in Maryland, were at the game to see their son and they were shamed. He is now hated and reviled because of dumb stuff he did when he was 17, because none of the people who now hate his guts ever said or did dumb stuff when they were 17. He's apologized, but of course, that doesn't matter. His life must be ruined and he must be reminded by the mob at every game that he is a vile human being who committed the worst sin one can commit - using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ)

158
The Met in NYC is pretty cool. Last time I was there, I spent a whole day looking at art and cool shit. Best day I spent that whole vacation, even better than the St Patrick's Day Parade.

The Arms and Armor exhibit was extremely interesting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (veoSD)

159 Former President Barack Obama denounced "strongman politics" during a speech

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Aaah. The practitioner of pussyman politics.

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (5NMZN)

160 Obama took aim at unnamed politicians in power today who "just make stuff up" and the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (IqV8l)

That's rich....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (y8Foj)

161 Why does the guy on the left have paper plates stacked around his neck?
To keep from scratching the rash.

Posted by: Jim H at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (xhZSJ)

162 What is with all the paper work they're examining, I wonder? What documentation is needed to build barrels and racks?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (LISuA)

163 No Johnny B. Good?

Posted by: Gumby - Hot Dog Buddha at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (2LelM)

164 FUCK! No competing with John McCain's Brain Tumor!

Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (70Mcx)

165 Now I want a bad cigar.

Posted by: garrett at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (Gx74L)

166 Boris Johnson just gave a really good speech on the floor of Parliament. Makes a lot of sense.


Now, we need one more to start a bracket on political War Hair. We have the Trey, the Donald, and the Boris.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (fuK7c)

167 These are important and serious people doing an important and serious job - making sure that wine is placed in well-made casks and the proper racks. We would not want an accident to happen and have all the wine spoil.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Beat the Summer Heat! Frosty Glares and Icy Receptions are at The Outrage Outlet! at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (0QYMt)

168 "James comey urges voters to support democrats in elections this fall.




Posted by: Simplemind"
Yeah, he tweeted something about the Founders vision and history is watching us etc.... Big thoughts form a big thinker. Humble servant of history.

You'd almost think he was a narcissist but I'm sure he just has the public interest in mind.

Posted by: Ripley at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (MxEKc)

169 >>>Hello, I'm John McCain and I'll suck your dicks for the warm meal!
Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (70Mcx)
_________
Careful or you'll burn more calories sucking than you get from the splooge.
It's a tough needle to thread, but one we achieve my true socialism - many people will need this skill to survive!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (H0bCE)

170 All Hat and one chapeau-less dude with a wee doggy,where's the cattle @..........Moo.....

Posted by: saf at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (5IHGB)

171 162 What is with all the paper work they're examining, I wonder? What documentation is needed to build barrels and racks?
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Technical Data Package for the Wooden Wine Vending Machine. The Dutch are sneaky that way. Oh, yeah, they are discussing its color - either Burnt Sienna or Grey.

Posted by: Gumby - Hot Dog Buddha at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (2LelM)

172 Posted by: DonnaV sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ)




Donna - I didn't see that. I fell asleep in the 7th. Did they talk about it publically on TV? Joe Buck's big mouth?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

173 Now I want a bad cigar.
Posted by: garrett at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (Gx74L)

My father used to smoke DeNobili's. They would count as "bad."

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (y8Foj)

174 >>The Met in NYC is pretty cool.


Takes about 3 days to see it all, though.

Posted by: garrett at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (Gx74L)

175 Apparently Beto O'Rourke (Is that his last name?) who is running against Ted Cruz came out in favor of impeaching Trump? That gonna fly in TX? Doesn't seem like it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (AllCR)

176 Obama took aim at unnamed politicians in power today who "just make stuff up" and the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (IqV8l)


To quote the eminent medico Leonard McCoy, I'd give real money if he'd shut up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (kqsXK)

177 148 That is one unhappy looking dog. Maybe a mutant, as CBD says, but definitely bat-like. And fully conscious of his unhappy lot in life.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (LISuA)

Dutch dogs were loved for their ornery behavior, lose bowels, and inability to train. They were bred and traded for tulips bulbs and share of windmill rights.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (7Ge6c)

178 Come on, somebody embiggen the painting and look at the left hand of the guy on the right, it's like a big white catcher's mitt!!!

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (jjaLl)

179 Obama took aim at unnamed politicians in power today who "just make stuff up" and the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."
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Says the guy who made up his own health care plan at his first debate with Hillary Clinton--right on the spot--to steal that issue away from her. And then campaigned on "his healthcare" plan but said that we should ask Congress what the plan was--while adopting a fully hatched plan from lobbyists and think tanks.

In fact, they even so much as admitted that it was a rehash of the Republican Me-Too plan to compete against Hillary's plan.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (vDqXW)

180 What is with all the paper work they're examining, I wonder?



They're discussing the total depravity of man.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (lwiT4)

181 Jeez. The Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader tweeted out some racist, homophobic and misogynist things when he was 17 and the tweets suddenly came to light during the ASG last night. Fans at the game who were wearing his jersey turned their jerseys inside out so his name didn't show. His parents, who live in Maryland, were at the game to see their son and they were shamed. He is now hated and reviled because of dumb stuff he did when he was 17, because none of the people who now hate his guts ever said or did dumb stuff when they were 17. He's apologized, but of course, that doesn't matter. His life must be ruined and he must be reminded by the mob at every game that he is a vile human being who committed the worst sin one can commit - using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that.


Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


That's terrible !

Posted by: Michael Richards at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (HbLZX)

182 What is with all the paper work they're examining, I wonder? What documentation is needed to build barrels and racks?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:08 AM (LISuA)

They are examining the balance sheet. They are Dutch.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (y8Foj)

183 What is with all the paper work they're examining, I wonder? What documentation is needed to build barrels and racks?
Posted by: Huck Follywood


.................

These are the union bosses! Those are the ledger books on who is paid up on the union dues!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (so+oy)

184 Boris Johnson just gave a really good speech on the floor of Parliament. Makes a lot of sense.

What was his speech about, Bandersnatch?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (AllCR)

185 Obama took aim at unnamed politicians in power today who "just make stuff up" and the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (IqV8l)


The clock is ticking until DJT fires back at that mincemeat. The days of RINO punching bags is history, at least for now.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (y7DUB)

186 When the Arc of History lands on Jim Comey you might be doing something wrong.

Posted by: Gumby - Hot Dog Buddha at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (2LelM)

187 175 Apparently Beto O'Rourke (Is that his last name?) who is running against Ted Cruz came out in favor of impeaching Trump? That gonna fly in TX? Doesn't seem like it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (AllCR)

Where was that?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2018 10:11 AM (7Ge6c)

188 175.
Style guide dictates 'Beto Papas Fritas y Repollo'

REMOVE SHAMROCK

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (fA1SL)

189 142 A RUSSIAN warship called Dmitrii Donskoi carrying gold worth 100 billion has been discovered off the coast of South Korea and is believed to have sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago.

The Russian warship has been discovered off South Korea It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board.
The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy's Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War.

The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.
Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 18, 2018 10:03 AM (e8kgV)

During an internship in St. Louis, I helped document Japanese woodblock prints of the Russo-Japanese War for the Museum's collection. They had just acquired them. They were beautiful. I wish I read Japanese.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (OyyDO)

190 Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 09:44 AM (W+vEI)

Had to look that up. Looks very like something my M-i-l makes called "wooden shoes".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (UENOA)

191 I'd like if Boris Johnson became PM. I fear it will be Jeremy Corbyn who's ultra left and hates Israel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (AllCR)

192 No Johnny B. Good?

No Stage Door Johnny ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (HbLZX)

193 Boris Johnson just gave a really good speech on the floor of Parliament. Makes a lot of sense.

What was his speech about, Bandersnatch?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Brexit, and opposition to what he perceives as Therese May's backpedalling.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:12 AM (fuK7c)

194 Michael Avenatti and Alyssa Milano along with about 30 other idiots protested in front of the White House. How soon before they are carrying signs- Will protest for food

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM (OLCnA)

195 That Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill? It's real, and it's fabulous.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (p+Wdc)


She's not Dutch, but I'd love to split a jeroboam of that with Audrey Hepburn.

https://tinyurl.com/yb7t7tbl

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

196 I think the guys in the painting are debating why I screwed off all morning here, instead of renting that BillyGoat from Home Depot and clearing out my back tree-line.

Now I get to do it in the sun instead of the cool.

I am quite the dumb ass. Later.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM (fiGNd)

197 Alternate title: Jan levitates the ledgers to the amazement of his pilgrim friends.

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM (vDqXW)

198 For a limited time only. Then gone forever as Conquistada-Cortez
Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:04 AM (5NMZN)


Who gets to play Malinche? And who gets to pretend about the giant feathered serpent?

She has apparently started burning her boats.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2018 10:14 AM (2K6fY)

199 I'd like if Boris Johnson became PM.


He was on track to be PM and then somebody important turned on him.

I forget the details, but that's how we got May. It was like oh Boris is out who else do we have? She wasn't such a known quantity.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:15 AM (fuK7c)

200 why I enjoy the Dutch masters so much"

Well, they use a decent quality tobacco and are rather well made (for a machine made cigar) and have the added benefit of staying lit even if laid aside for a few minutes...

Oh, wait...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:15 AM (7LY+6)

201 Post 187

I don't know where he said it, but "The Hill" Reported it"

https://tinyurl.com/ybfnsgmx

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:15 AM (AllCR)

202 He was on track to be PM and then somebody important turned on him.

I forget the details, but that's how we got May. It was like oh Boris is out who else do we have? She wasn't such a known quantity.


In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 18, 2018 10:15 AM (ZGrMX)

203 >>he is a vile human being who committed the worst sin one can commit - using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that. Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ) \

He must be punished, and the punishment must fit the crime. He will forever be known as "former Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hater."

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (Bdeb0)

204 Xaviera Hollander

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

I've met her.

She is as vile as one would imagine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (wYseH)

205 >>>157 Jeez. The Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader tweeted out some racist, homophobic and misogynist things when he was 17 and the tweets suddenly came to light during the ASG last night. Fans at the game who were wearing his jersey turned their jerseys inside out so his name didn't show. His parents, who live in Maryland, were at the game to see their son and they were shamed. He is now hated and reviled because of dumb stuff he did when he was 17, because none of the people who now hate his guts ever said or did dumb stuff when they were 17. He's apologized, but of course, that doesn't matter. His life must be ruined and he must be reminded by the mob at every game that he is a vile human being who committed the worst sin one can commit - using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ)
_______
Is here cute and how much is how contract worth?
He might just need to spend some time in my re-education camp doing his hardest labor

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (H0bCE)

206 Dutch *masters*??!!

Isn't that *racist*??!!!

Posted by: Axeman at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (vDqXW)

207 Speaking of points.
https://gizmodo.com/every-tiny-speck-of-light-in-this___-is-a-galaxy-1827623861

Posted by: goon at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (PEcU2)

208 Apparently Beto O'Rourke (Is that his last name?) who is running against
Ted Cruz came out in favor of impeaching Trump? That gonna fly in TX?
Doesn't seem like it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:10 AM (AllCR)

yeah, his name is O'Rourke. He's Irish. He claims Mexican childhood friends gave him the nickname "Beto" so he goes by that, and that's it's totally not a pander to try and make people think he's Hispanic.
no it won't fly here, but it will get lefties fired up to donate

Posted by: brak at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (VckGX)

209 >>why I enjoy the Dutch masters so much"


They keep the mosquito at bay, too.

Posted by: garrett at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (Gx74L)

210 Michael Avenatti and Alyssa Milano "

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (7LY+6)

211 Dammit Alyssa Milano, can't you at least pretend to be intelligent enough to carry a conversation in between the depravity of man?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (YPqbH)

212 Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Posted by: Dutch Masters at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (nhAAH)

213 >>using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that. Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ)

William Faulkner is also unperson for the same reason, as is Anthony Burgess, whose "The Doctor Is In" has a dog named that.

Basically, everyone is more or less guilty, either for saying it, for writing it, or for reading it and not reporting the crime to MiniTrue.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (Bdeb0)

214 I remember buying a box of Dutch Masters Cigars for my Dad for Fathers Day. This was 63 or 64 and I was like 7 or 8. The cashier had no problem selling me the cigars. I miss my Mayberry America. BTW, my Dad didn't smoke cigars, I just thought cigars were something every Father deserved. I was a real dumb ass as a kid.

Posted by: Gumby - Hot Dog Buddha at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (2LelM)

215 Xaviera Hollander

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

I've met her.

She is as vile as one would imagine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (wYseH)



Is there a story behind that? You could tell us a story.

I am only familiar with her because her literature fell into my 14 year old hands.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (fuK7c)

216 Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (HyicM)

217 Michael Avenatti and Alyssa Milano along with about 30 other idiots protested in front of the White House.

--

Alyssa Milano is desperately trying to find purpose in her life. In a match of wits, I'm unsure who would win in the face off between Crazy Eyes Cortez(tm) and Milano.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (mQ0Mc)

218 Michael Avenatti and Alyssa Milano "

Heh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (7LY+6)

Giving Italian Americans a bad name, these two...

Posted by: Paulie Walnuts at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (y8Foj)

219 Want your crap bagged or liberally scattered about?
Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:06 AM (5NMZN)

Will that be paper or plastic?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (9BLnV)

220 I got my eye on you.

Posted by: The little mutant bat-like dog in the lower left corner. at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (t5m5e)

221 Hello, I'm John McCain and I'll suck your dicks for the warm meal!

Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (70Mcx)

_________

Careful or you'll burn more calories sucking than you get from the splooge.

It's a tough needle to thread, but one we achieve my true socialism - many people will need this skill to survive!


Repeat business is key to survival.

Posted by: R. DUKE at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (70Mcx)

222 Some of the best conversations I've had in a museum are with the
security guards. They are there all the time, they hear all the guides
talks.


Absolutely.


As a young pup I took all the money I had and went to Europe for four months. As I made my way to Florence (my first ever visit) I read Stone's The Agony And The Ecstasy, which includes a listing of places where you can see all of Michelangelo's known works. Stone recommended asking the guard at the Medici Chapel to let you downstairs to see where Michelangelo hid out during the Holy Roman Empire's invasion, and where he practiced in charcoal some drawings that were later executed in Rome at the Sistine Chapel. Nowadays it's on the regular tour and a few are let in at a time and only for a few minutes, but in those days it was just a basement room and at the whim of the guard you could sit for as long as you wanted, all alone.


The guard that day not only let me go downstairs but walked along with me for a bit and pointed out some of the best parts. Then he left me to contemplation, just me and Michelangelo's art. No ropes, no anything at all. It was the best single experience in a "museum" I've ever had.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (LISuA)

223 216. And.....here we are. Johnny One-Note.

Doomed, we are.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (fA1SL)

224 In other news, I am trying to work up the courage to head out to Costco.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 09:50 AM


Write your social security number on your arm with a Magic Marker for easier notification of your next of kin.

Posted by: Public Service Announcement at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (LOgQ4)

225 Beto O'Rourke"

Bob.

Seriously. "Robert Francis O'Rourke"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (7LY+6)

226 I have to agree about liking the Dutch Masters with their use of light, the individual faces even when the work is not a portrait, and the detail in minor aspects. Look at the floor boards, their grain and how they are fitted together or the detail in the partial picture frame on the back wall.

As to museums, I miss them but no longer go places where I can't be armed unless there is no choice. Personal decision. Otherwise I could happily wander through the National Gallery in DC.

I wouldn't waste my time with a modern art museum if only because of the patrons, who take the joy out of the whole place. Many years ago I visited modern art exhibit that featured a Jean Miro work: "Hair Pursued by 2 Planets". A constant stream of visitors marched by, nodding as if at something profound. When I got to see it I burst out in helpless laughter which echoed through a couple of galleries. I had to sit on a bench until I got over the giggles. My girl friend was embarrassed and the patrons looked outraged but said nothing. (It helps to be the size of an NFL lineman.) All those hundreds of viewers and nobody else saw the absurdity.

Here is a good sized painting consisting of splotches of green and yellow paint, a squiggle and two black dots. The squiggle and dots were the hair and planets. I know nothing about Miro but this thing had to be a joke. If it wasn't a joke, that is funny, and pathetic, as well.

That's the last time I wasted time with a modern art exhibit.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (V+03K)

227 Is your hair dry ?
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 09:55 AM (HbLZX)
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*adjusts Post-It note over laptop camera*

Yes.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (JJZzu)

228 Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (HyicM)



I'm getting to the point that I don't even have to read the nic before I know who's posting. No offense. Just an observation.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (lwiT4)

229 Hey, big spender, spend a little dime with me.

Posted by: Edie Adams at July 18, 2018 10:21 AM (nhAAH)

230 Michael Avenatti and Alyssa Milano "
Heh.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (7LY+6)
______________________
Giving Italian Americans a bad name, these two...
Posted by: Paulie Walnuts at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (y8Foj)

Yeah, somebody needs to keep up the tradition started by Capone!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 10:21 AM (9BLnV)

231 Does anyone remember a cigar company using this painting as an advertizing symbol?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 18, 2018 10:21 AM (t5m5e)

232 *adjusts Post-It note over laptop camera*

Yes.


Posted by: bluebell


LOL

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2018 10:21 AM (HbLZX)

233 I am only familiar with her because her literature fell into my 14 year old hands.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (fuK7c)

My equally vile sister loves celebrities of all sorts, no matter why they are famous (or infamous). She invited the fat whore to a party, where I had the misfortune of meeting her. She is unashamed of her past, and revels in the notoriety.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:22 AM (wYseH)

234 I am trying to work up the courage to head out to Costco. "

Welcome to Costco, I love you.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:22 AM (7LY+6)

235 "Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him."

Speaking of Johnny One Note.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois Tyrants don't do eyeoring. at July 18, 2018 10:22 AM (V8bv6)

236 Guy on the right, "I'm so baked I forgot my hat".

Posted by: DaveA at July 18, 2018 10:22 AM (FhXTo)

237
He must be punished, and the punishment must fit the crime. He will forever be known as "former Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hater."
Posted by: Zod


I'll bet he eats Papa John's pizza!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (IqV8l)

238 The Dutch Masters did not invent portraiture, but their works during this time lifted it to a new level. Compare these guys to the two bishops we had yesterday(?). Those were pretty run-of-the-mill depictions of the subjects, and not very interesting. Some here thought they looked alike. But these guys, they are very much individuals. You have old and young and in-between. While their costume is similar, the WAY they wear them speaks to their distinct personalities.

The Holland Baroque Masters were limited in palette because of their Calvinistic theology. The artists had to find another way to make their works interesting. I'd say for the most part they succeeded.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (OyyDO)

239 213 >>using the N word while white. No forgiveness for that. Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:07 AM (H80UQ)

William Faulkner is also unperson for the same reason, as is Anthony Burgess, whose "The Doctor Is In" has a dog named that.

Basically, everyone is more or less guilty, either for saying it, for writing it, or for reading it and not reporting the crime to MiniTrue.
Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:17 AM (Bdeb0)

H.P. Lovecraft's cat was named Enwordman.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (7HtZB)

240 I was at the Cleveland Museum of Art yesterday to see this exhibit by this 92 year old Japanese woman, Yayoi Kusama, that was the most unique thing I've seen. It mainly consisted of six little rooms which one or two people enter and it had lights, mirrors and objects that gave off different sensations, like being in the center of the universe, or in a room of infinite dots or a bunch of pumpkins. At first I didn't want to go because it sounded like a bunch of latter day hippie crap for burnheads and fucksticks but it turned out to be a lot better than that and I had a great time. They had things logistically figured out to keep things moving and everybody seemed happy, so what's not to like?
Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 10:02 AM (y7DUB)

Yes, Yucko Oh No learn everything from me!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (9BLnV)

241 Doomed, we are."

It'll be an early night

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (7LY+6)

242 Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.
Posted by: #neverskankles
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It's as though 100% Chicken Little media commentary can affect the way the swinish multitude thinks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (RNno0)

243 And none are of any quality that I would be proud of showing.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:00 AM (UfMVm)
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Well, I think it's great that you do it. It must be a great stress reliever, and a few minutes of peace in your day.

Hope the baby boy is doing well.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (JJZzu)

244 Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.

--

I, for one, am so sick and tired of poll #'s and have ultimately realized the hard fact that either the MFM will be successful in its rabid attempt to destroy Trump, or it won't be. Will they sway the voter or not. And there isn't anything I can do about it...

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (mQ0Mc)

245 Showing how funky and strong is your fight/it doesn't matter who's wrong or who's right/Beto, just Beto.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (Bdeb0)

246

EM HOKSEBARGER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (mPeei)

247 Xaviera Hollander

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

I've met her.

She is as vile as one would imagine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (wYseH)


Is there a story behind that? You could tell us a story.

I am only familiar with her because her literature fell into my 14 year old hands.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (fuK7c)


And there's the difference between Bander and myself. He was reading The Happy Hooker whilst I was reading Venus in Furs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (kqsXK)

248 The Met in NYC is pretty cool. - Keith Hernandez?

Posted by: Jim H at July 18, 2018 10:25 AM (GlBgT)

249 Does anyone remember a cigar company using this painting as an advertizing symbol?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug
---------------

No.

Posted by: Edie Adams at July 18, 2018 10:25 AM (RNno0)

250 I got my eye on you.

Posted by: The little mutant bat-like dog in the lower left corner. at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (t5m5e)


I got my mind set on you.

Posted by: George Harrison at July 18, 2018 10:25 AM (kqsXK)

251 H.P. Lovecraft's cat was named Enwordman.
Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (7HtZB)
---
Rick Perry named his property "N----rhead".

Posted by: Lies by Media at July 18, 2018 10:26 AM (vDqXW)

252 It's as though 100% Chicken Little media commentary can affect the way the swinish multitude thinks.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2018 10:24 AM (RNno0)

Yeah, but only by a couple of points. Then again, maybe it just makes poll respondents "shy" about voicing support for Trump.

Posted by: Paulie Walnuts at July 18, 2018 10:26 AM (y8Foj)

253 Which one is going Dutch meneer?The one with the beanie or the Texas Wrangler gang from Rotten-damn....here hold my cigar........

Posted by: saf at July 18, 2018 10:26 AM (5IHGB)

254 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP


Not a very flattering photo of Michael.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:26 AM (r9UYA)

255 I got my mind set on you.



Posted by: George Harrison at July 18, 2018 10:25 AM (kqsXK)



I was just singing that in my head.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:26 AM (lwiT4)

256 I am schocked! SHOCKED!! I tell you!
To report that the Sleeping Giants Exposed Twatter account in JJS' links has been susended.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (oLa9K)

257 Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (OyyDO)

Art that is aesthetically pleasing and art that is historically interesting sometimes coincide, and I would argue that when that happens it is pretty much the definition of great art.

Not always, but often!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (wYseH)

258 H.P. Lovecraft's cat was named Enwordman.
Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:23 AM (7HtZB) - He had a cat in one story named N-word Charlie

Posted by: Jim H at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (GlBgT)

259 My guess the first sign that the Helsinki talks are productive is the US and Russia putting the final Coup to ISIS. Let's see if that happens. It might cost us higher gas prices for a couple of months (or not) but it would send the right message - Cold War Over, We Won, Grow Up Euros and Snowflakes. The end of NWO Wankerism is in sight.

Posted by: Gumby - Hot Dog Buddha at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (2LelM)

260
228 Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (HyicM)



I'm getting to the point that I don't even have to read the nic before I know who's posting. No offense. Just an observation.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (lwiT4)

_____

No offense taken. I apologize for pointing out, you know, data and stuff. My bad.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (HyicM)

261 Alyssa Milano is desperately trying to find purpose in her life. In a match of wits, I'm unsure who would win in the face off between Crazy Eyes Cortez(tm) and Milano.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (mQ0Mc)

There was a time that Alyssa Milano was quite hittable. Crazy Eyes, hmmm, no.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 10:28 AM (9BLnV)

262 >>>Alyssa Milano is desperately trying to find purpose in her life. In a match of wits, I'm unsure who would win in the face off between Crazy Eyes Cortez(tm) and Milano.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at July 18, 2018 10:19 AM (mQ0Mc)
_______
Don't you even try to compare us!

I'm 28, that washed up 50 year old hag hasn't been Charmed since the 90s

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:28 AM (H0bCE)

263 260. And.....there's the passive-aggressive bullshit that has earned you the regard in which your opinions and observations are held.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:29 AM (fA1SL)

264 I'm getting to the point that I don't even have to read the nic before I know who's posting. No offense. Just an observation.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:20 AM (lwiT4)

_____

No offense taken. I apologize for pointing out, you know, data and stuff. My bad.
Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (HyicM)

Yes, we need all the disinformation we can get to make an informed decision.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 18, 2018 10:29 AM (9BLnV)

265 > New York billionaire George Soros said former President Barack Obama was his "greatest disappointment,"

Nah, George. We all know that your *real* greatest disappointment was when your team lost WWII.

Posted by: Anagram Nation at July 18, 2018 10:30 AM (GXOTw)

266 The Helsinki kerfuffle will pass.

Like the original "Russian Collusion" crap, all of this is manufactured outrage and no wrongdoing.

It's all Beltway melodrama.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 18, 2018 10:30 AM (MnkFD)

267 They never call me anymore.

Posted by: Dam Busters dog at July 18, 2018 10:30 AM (IqV8l)

268 @243

It surely is a stress reliever.

And the boy is doing wonderfully.

He's starting to stand up and should be walking soon.


And then the real fun begins.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:30 AM (UfMVm)

269 I was at the Cleveland Museum of Art yesterday to see this exhibit by
this 92 year old Japanese woman, Yayoi Kusama, that was the most unique
thing I've seen.


As an aside, this is one of my top five museums in the US. A fantastic place to spend a day.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:31 AM (LISuA)

270 Surely THIS will be the time the MSM correctly predicts the fall of Trump.

They have such a stellar record of it already!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:31 AM (H0bCE)

271 >>>265 > New York billionaire George Soros said former President Barack Obama was his "greatest disappointment,"
______
Just waiting till your see my disappointments!!!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (H0bCE)

272 There's a world of difference between some voters possibly being a little pissed at Trump today and actually voting for a Democrat against him in 2020.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (y8Foj)

273
The caring, concerned recycling advocates were having trucks drive around to collect their trash, then shipping that trash thousands of miles by f*cking boat (one of if not the biggest polluters) to be piled up in China where they either stack it up because who cares or burn it for fuel.

IIRC China burns something like 40% of their trash, btw. Poof!
Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 18, 2018 09:47 AM (tve+u)

A couple of points: ships are one of the most efficient means of transport in terms of fuel used per ton of goods transported. So not really "dirty" in terms of emissions, even if they have Diesel engines with no emission controls at all.

two, plastic is just refined petroleum, so the best way to "recycle" it would be to simply burn it as fuel in a power plant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (bNb8V)

274 Did McConnell shit on PDT again or was it just Paul Ryan?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (r9UYA)

275 Art that is aesthetically pleasing and art that is historically interesting sometimes coincide, and I would argue that when that happens it is pretty much the definition of great art.

Not always, but often!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (wYseH)

If I may add a third: A great story, either with the subject or about its creation.

There's a Vein Diagram in there somewhere. Heh.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:33 AM (OyyDO)

276 272
There's a world of difference between some voters possibly being a
little pissed at Trump today and actually voting for a Democrat against
him in 2020.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (y8Foj)

The election 4 months from now is a lot more important than 2020.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (UBzPO)

277 Charmed??

HmmmHmmHm....Holly Marie Combs!!

She's quite MILFy these days.



Posted by: dananjcon at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (xqfqx)

278 He's starting to stand up and should be walking soon.

And then the real fun begins.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:30 AM (UfMVm)
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Ha! Nothing like having your baby wobble across the room to get to your outstretched arms. And the big grin on his face when he gets there (and on yours). Lucky you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (JJZzu)

279 China is using the recyclables we send them to make artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (7HtZB)

280
plastic is just refined petroleum, so the best way to "recycle" it would be to simply burn it as fuel in a power plant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I think they would have to clean the crud out of the boiler quite often.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (IqV8l)

281 >>>No offense taken. I apologize for pointing out, you know, data and stuff. My bad.
Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (HyicM)

you ruin every thread you show up in.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 18, 2018 10:35 AM (BVthB)

282 >>The caring, concerned recycling advocates were having trucks drive
around to collect their trash, then shipping that trash thousands of
miles by f*cking boat (one of if not the biggest polluters) to be piled
up in China where they either stack it up because who cares or burn it
for fuel.

The caring people in WA state transport their garbage to the wastelands of eastern Oregon by train. The garbage train as it is known.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:35 AM (r9UYA)

283 >>>274 Did McConnell shit on PDT again or was it just Paul Ryan?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (r9UYA)
_________
Turtle droppings look different from Ryan who eats his own shit.

Look for the teeth marks.

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:35 AM (H0bCE)

284 She's not Dutch, but I'd love to split a jeroboam of that with Audrey Hepburn.


https://tinyurl.com/yb7t7tbl



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM



You, sir, are a great American.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 18, 2018 10:35 AM (p+Wdc)

285 The election 4 months from now is a lot more important than 2020.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (UBzPO)

Well, then all I can say is what I've been saying since 2016. The voters will get the government they deserve...

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:36 AM (y8Foj)

286 Quality of art is one of the reasons I like comics so much. After all, a painting is just a drawing with paint applied.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 18, 2018 10:37 AM (qdF1Z)

287 281. That's not been my experience. I mean, sure, it's the blog equivalent of farting in an elevator, and, sure, it's prettt much all day, every day......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:37 AM (fA1SL)

288 I am supremely confident that this four month out MuhRussia thing will destroy Trump because it's way worse than an audio tape of him talking about pussy grabbing one month before an election.

#BlueWave

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:37 AM (H0bCE)

289
Donna - I didn't see that. I fell asleep in the 7th. Did they talk about it publically on TV? Joe Buck's big mouth?


Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (lwiT4)
I heard about it on the radio this morning. Not during the ASG.
The difference between Hader and Michael Richards is that this is something Hader did when he was 17. Someone he went to HS with was sitting with these tweets waiting to send them out at the "right" moment - when Hader was pitching in an ASG. In today's world, that makes a vengeful little twerp a hero.
Hader was dumb for not deleting the tweets (he probably forgot about them).

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (H80UQ)

290 @278

Or the sheer terror of seeing your baby start to wobble over to you and you see nothing but potential catastrophe from a hard fall - Everywhere.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (UfMVm)

291 Many urbanites have no phucking idea how their water or electricity gets to them or what happens with their trash and shit. But they all have feelings.

Of course as an exception the people of Flint, MI are now woke to where their water comes from.

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (5NMZN)

292 Alyssa Milano makes Sara Silverman look like Madame Curie.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (O5Q3r)

293 Re 269 I was at the Cleveland Museum of Art yesterday...

I was surprised by this post. With this lead in I expected something about coloring books.

Posted by: Jim H at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (p+4lN)

294 I haz concernz again! Much concernz! Trump iz duumed!!!

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 10:39 AM (H0bCE)

295 > Look for the teeth marks.

Turtles have beaks.

Beak marks -> McConnell
Tooth marks -> check dental records to see if it's McCain, Flake, or Ryan

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at July 18, 2018 10:39 AM (GXOTw)

296 >>286 After all, a painting is just a drawing with paint applied. Posted by: Weak Geek at July 18, 2018 10:37 AM (qdF1Z)

A human is just meat with clothing applied.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:39 AM (Bdeb0)

297 289
Donna - I didn't see that. I fell asleep in the 7th. Did they talk about it publically on TV? Joe Buck's big mouth?


Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:09 AM (lwiT4)
I heard about it on the radio this morning. Not during the ASG.
The difference between Hader and Michael Richards is that this is something Hader did when he was 17. Someone he went to HS with was sitting with these tweets waiting to send them out at the "right" moment - when Hader was pitching in an ASG. In today's world, that makes a vengeful little twerp a hero.
Hader was dumb for not deleting the tweets (he probably forgot about them).
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (H80UQ)

haven't seen the tweets in question, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was just quoting rap songs, like most teenagers do.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:39 AM (7HtZB)

298 Someone he went to HS with was sitting with these tweets waiting to
send them out at the "right" moment - when Hader was pitching in an ASG.


What a jerk. Who holds on to Tweets for years, just waiting to ambush somebody? Jerks, that's who.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (lwiT4)

299 Morning all.. Trump impeached,executed yet?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (O2RFr)

300 There's a video still at https://www.weaselzippers.us/ showing Avacado-Cortex (or whatever the fvck her name is) and she has the wrinkliest forehead I've ever seen. Forehead fat or hidden Reptilian?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (r9UYA)

301 BTW, yesterday Kreplach mentioned on one of the threads the artist Mead Schaefer, a contemporary of Norman Rockwell. In fact they were friends and neighbors. I hadn't heard of him before but did some research. Schaefer was an amazing, versatile painter who seemed to use whatever style suited his need or mood. He did a number of Saturday Evening Post covers that remind me of Rockwell. Earlier in the century he did book illustrations that at first I thought were by NC Wyeth. If you are in the mood to check out a new to you artist, try Schaefer.


Thanks to Kreplach for bringing him up.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (V+03K)

302 It bears repeating that there was no way, no how the media was going to let Trump's meeting with Putin be viewed as a success. There was nothing he could have done or said that was going to make them give him credit. He gave them something to go into High Moral Outrage against them, but if it wasn't that, it would have been something else.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (y8Foj)

303 296. I see you've been reading Cannibal Bob's newsletter again.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (fA1SL)

304 Ha! Nothing like having your baby wobble across the room to get to your outstretched arms. And the big grin on his face when he gets there (and on yours). Lucky you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM


Nice Norman Rockwell image. Not quite my reality.

I remember my son wobble across the room, grab onto the coffee table, grab my beer and take a swig. He got an ever bigger grin on his face.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 18, 2018 10:41 AM (LOgQ4)

305 She's not Dutch, but I'd love to split a jeroboam of that with Audrey Hepburn.

https://tinyurl.com/yb7t7tbl

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM


Dress pr0n! Thank you!

( *doffs hat* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 10:41 AM (JQveK)

306 Posted by: random lurker commenter at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (oLa9K)

I first read that as the Sleeping Giants account being suspended and *was* surprised. Surprised enough to re-read, and now not surprised at all.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 18, 2018 10:41 AM (UENOA)

307 Hader the hater not just racist but homophobic too! And misogynist!

Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:41 AM (5NMZN)

308 Hey! What happened to us?

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE OUTRAGE THAT DESTROYED TRUMP!

*sniff* and now everyone has forgotten about us... *sniff*

Posted by: Children in Cages at July 18, 2018 10:42 AM (H0bCE)

309 Hey! Remember me? I'm the guy that's gonna destroy Western Civilization! Hello? Hello??

Posted by: That Kavanaugh Guy at July 18, 2018 10:42 AM (O5Q3r)

310 308 Hey! What happened to us?

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE OUTRAGE THAT DESTROYED TRUMP!

*sniff* and now everyone has forgotten about us... *sniff*
Posted by: Children in Cages

And me... over here...

Posted by: Kavanaugh destroyer of the Wimmens at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (O2RFr)

311 This poat might very well be one of the best ones written on this blog. Bravo, Signor CBD!

Posted by: Robert at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (Zogyx)

312 Or the sheer terror of seeing your baby start to wobble over to you and you see nothing but potential catastrophe from a hard fall - Everywhere.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:38 AM (UfMVm)
----------

Bubble wrap.

Actually, babies' center of gravity is so close to the ground that they don't seem to get hurt when they fall. Just cover up the coffee table with a blanket. Don't ask me why I say this.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (JJZzu)

313 254 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP
_________________

Trump is mediocre, says the Affirmative Action Harvard Law graduate who failed the Illinois bar exam, was fired from her one and only job practicing law (as a junior associate at Sidley & Austin), and had to depend on her husband to get her political patronage, make-work jobs where she basically got a paycheck because of who her husband was.

Trump is just a billionaire real estate developer and successful reality t.v. show producer. His meager accomplishments can't compare to those of the vastly superior Michelle Obama, who'd likely be flipping burgers or working behind a cash register in some mall in South Chicago if the metrosexual Barry Obama had not felt he needed to marry a black woman to advance his political career.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (fqUgw)

314
I've met her.


She is as vile as one would imagine.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:16 AM (wYseH)


She is catty too, in a really nasty way. One example is her story of refusing to hire Linda Lovelace for her NYC brothel, claiming Lovelace was bucktoothed from all the blowjobs she'd given.

I remember reading that and wondering, "how many blowjobs would it take to go bucktoothed?", before I shook my head and said, wow- that's just mean.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (LISuA)

315 "Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar, you're going to go far..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 10:44 AM (JQveK)

316 Just cover up the coffee table with a blanket. Don't ask me why I say this.
Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (JJZzu)

Why you say this?

Posted by: Robert, that dude who asks when someone sez "don't ask" at July 18, 2018 10:44 AM (Zogyx)

317 What a jerk. Who holds on to Tweets for years, just waiting to ambush somebody? Jerks, that's who.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (lwiT4)
---------

No kidding.

And I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that a guy who's old enough to be a pitcher in the MLB All-Star game is also young enough to have had a Twitter account in high school. Gah.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (JJZzu)

318 Crap, I was way late with that one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (JQveK)

319 > Hey! What happened to us?

> WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE OUTRAGE THAT DESTROYED TRUMP!

> *sniff* and now everyone has forgotten about us... *sniff*
> Posted by: Children in Cages

What about me? Where did all the cameras go? Do you think they'd come back if I had an affair with Cindy Sheehan?

Posted by: David Hogg at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (GXOTw)

320 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP


Well, she is familiar with "mediocre"...

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (O5Q3r)

321 She is catty too, in a really nasty way. One example is her story of refusing to hire Linda Lovelace for her NYC brothel, claiming Lovelace was bucktoothed from all the blowjobs she'd given.

I remember reading that and wondering, "how many blowjobs would it take to go bucktoothed?",

------

Surprised there hasn't been a government funded study into that subject.

Posted by: josephistan at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (7HtZB)

322 298 What a jerk. Who holds on to Tweets for years, just waiting to ambush somebody? Jerks, that's who.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (lwiT4)

Pretty much everybody under 35 does that now.

Screenshots are forever, baby.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (UnA8+)

323 313 254 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP
_________________________________________________

Somewhere, a school cafeteria is missing its lunch lady.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 18, 2018 10:46 AM (ATVNj)

324
Surprised there hasn't been a government funded study into that subject.
Posted by: josephistan


I gave it my best.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 18, 2018 10:46 AM (IqV8l)

325 Heh, Gwyn Moore asking Fed Chairman why wages are going down despite lower unemployment. Chairman says actually, wages are going up and at a faster rate.

Moore: "We'll I'd like to see that data"

Posted by: WisRich at July 18, 2018 10:46 AM (G0vdT)

326 269 I was at the Cleveland Museum of Art yesterday to see this exhibit by
this 92 year old Japanese woman, Yayoi Kusama, that was the most unique
thing I've seen.

As an aside, this is one of my top five museums in the US. A fantastic place to spend a day.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 10:31 AM (LISuA)

They have a great exhibit of Indian miniatures. And they possess some of the earliest Christian sculptures in existence.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (OyyDO)

327 Just cover up the coffee table with a blanket. Don't ask me why I say this.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM


Decades later I still feel guilty about the tiny scar on my daughters forehead. Playing a game of 'limp lettuce' where she would fall backwards into my arms. She then inexplicably tried the same stunt forwards, directly into the coffee table. No time to grab her.

Good advice.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (LOgQ4)

328 276 272
There's a world of difference between some voters possibly being a
little pissed at Trump today and actually voting for a Democrat against
him in 2020.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:32 AM (y8Foj)

The election 4 months from now is a lot more important than 2020.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (UBzPO)

____
Exactly and this is what it's all about ramping up outrage on the left for the next 3 months even if it's stupid bs,it works. the more they get ramped up the more likelihood it is they will vote. I don't see why so many people here refuse to understand this concept. it doesn't mean I want Trump to lose the next election it doesn't mean I don't like trump it just means that the reality is s*** like this works and will icrease the chance of a Blue Wave happening.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (HyicM)

329 Willowed:
this treason accusation is scripted and concocted in some leftist or dem caucus.



Yep, its the new leftist talking point.

Kind of blows up
when I point out John Kerry's "Hero of Communist Victory" award from the
Communist government of Vietnam. Nobody is in a better position to know
who the traitors were than a victorious enemy.


Also enjoy pointing out: "Don't even bother denying that happened; it was reported
in the NY Times and on all 3 broadcast news channels."

Posted by: An Observation at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (pCa05)

330 Why you say this?
Posted by: Robert, that dude who asks when someone sez "don't ask" at July 18, 2018 10:44 AM (Zogyx)
---------

Oh, no reason, now that the baby teeth are gone and the permanent ones are grown in.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (JJZzu)

331
It bears repeating that there was no way, no how the media was going to
let Trump's meeting with Putin be viewed as a success. There was
nothing he could have done or said that was going to make them give him
credit. He gave them something to go into High Moral Outrage against
them, but if it wasn't that, it would have been something else.


Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM

---

There is no way on the planet that they could let Trump look successful like he did at the NATO meeting. They literally had to do something, anything to make him look bad.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (+Dllb)

332 Look, I know 'Murrica is the best country on earth, but we don't sweep all the categories.

In Italy, if some fans decide it would encourage the bike riders in the Giro Italia bike race if they flashed their boobs, Italian TV shows it.

https://youtu.be/th8DHQvoRU8

(I should not have to say nsfw after that)

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

333 > I remember reading that and wondering, "how many blowjobs would it take to go bucktoothed?",

> Surprised there hasn't been a government funded study into that subject.

I volunteer! For science!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (GXOTw)

334 You Yankee Dog human scum seem to have forgotten about me also! I was bigger threat to world than Kavanaugh guy!

Posted by: Kim Jong Il at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (O5Q3r)

335 Did any of you happen to catch this cringe-worthy statement by our former dusky Emperor for Life in S. Africa?

"I should add by the way right now I'm actually surprised by how much money I got, and let me tell you something I don't have half as much as most of these folks, or a tenth or a hundredth. There's only so much you can eat, there's only so big a house you can have, there's only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it's enough."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)

336 >>>320 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP


Well, she is familiar with "mediocre"...
Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (O5Q3r)320 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP


Well, she is familiar with "mediocre"...
Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 10:45 AM (O5Q3r)
________
*Burp*

Yeah, my clit is the size of a mediocre penis

*Spits on sidewalk*

Posted by: Michelle Obama's Sausage Sized Clitoris at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (H0bCE)

337 Barack has a barrow in the marketplace/Michele is a singer in a band...

I always think of that song when I see them. Odd.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)

338 Posted by: Robert at July 18, 2018 10:43 AM (Zogyx)

Oh...gosh!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (wYseH)

339 Hmm. No trees.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 18, 2018 10:49 AM (CSNuj)

340 334 You Yankee Dog human scum seem to have forgotten about me also! I was bigger threat to world than Kavanaugh guy!
Posted by: Kim Jong Il at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (O5Q3r)

Doctor Moreau has succeeded in creating Dog-Humans?

I'm pretty sure Palp will give them The Bullet.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 10:49 AM (UnA8+)

341 254 Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as "Mediocre" -- Says "Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope" -GP
_________________

Trump is mediocre, says the Affirmative Action Harvard Law graduate who failed the Illinois bar exam, was fired from her one and only job practicing law (as a junior associate at Sidley & Austin), and had to depend on her husband to get her political patronage, make-work jobs where she basically got a paycheck because of who her husband was.


Paid six figures for a job they ended after she hoisted her fat ass out of the seat for the last time.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

342 I wish former First Ladies wouyld just shut up about their views of the current President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (AllCR)

343 328. Yeah. It's very successful. That's why they keep shifting day by day from one outrage to the other. A sure sign of a winning strategy is the constant shifting of the McGuffin. Go with that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (fA1SL)

344 Oh, no reason, now that the baby teeth are gone and the permanent ones are grown in.
Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (JJZzu)

*Thumbs up*

Posted by: Robert at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (Zogyx)

345 "Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him."


Okay.

next month, there will be another manufactured crisis, the left will continue veering farther left, and the economy continues to improve.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (tqyrn)

346 >>Doctor Moreau has succeeded in creating Dog-Humans?
I'm pretty sure Palp will give them The Bullet.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 10:49 AM (UnA8+)

The Chichimeca of northwestern Mexico are the dog-people.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (Bdeb0)

347 Who says Anderson Cooper is handsome? At the local bathhouse, he's considered just another troll wandering the hallways looking for some young twink....

Posted by: Colin at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (51QU9)

348 @301

Anytime.


I discovered him when I was dabbling with extremely limited color paletts, 4 colors or less.


The things he could achieve with two colors and white are amazing.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (UfMVm)

349 Exactly and this is what it's all about ramping up
outrage on the left for the next 3 months even if it's stupid bs,it
works. the more they get ramped up the more likelihood it is they will
vote. I don't see why so many people here refuse to understand this
concept. it doesn't mean I want Trump to lose the next election it
doesn't mean I don't like trump it just means that the reality is s***
like this works and will icrease the chance of a Blue Wave happening.
Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:47 AM (HyicM)

Yes it does work and if it isn't Helsinki it will be something else. I don't see a blue wave coming but they don't need that many. Plus there's still a lot of time before November for something, anything to stick.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (UBzPO)

350 335
Did any of you happen to catch this cringe-worthy statement by our former dusky Emperor for Life in S. Africa?

"I
should add by the way right now I'm actually surprised by how much
money I got, and let me tell you something I don't have half as much as
most of these folks, or a tenth or a hundredth. There's only so much you
can eat, there's only so big a house you can have, there's only so many
nice trips you can take. I mean, it's enough."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)

Well since you are giving yours away Barry.....I take checks and money orders.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (ymnmz)

351
There's only so much you can eat, there's only so big a house you can have, there's only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it's enough."
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Give it away give it away give it away give it away give it away NOW.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (IqV8l)

352 @313
please give the opening speech at the Michelle Obama roast

Posted by: brak at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (VckGX)

353 340. Persistent and unrepentant furries, yup.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (fA1SL)

354 322 298 What a jerk. Who holds on to Tweets for years, just waiting to ambush somebody? Jerks, that's who.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2018 10:40 AM (lwiT4)

Pretty much everybody under 35 does that now.


so... pretty much everybody under 35 are jerks?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (NmR1a)

355 So, that is going to be the freak out of the day?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (DoUAt)

356 Eh, that's 44% of people willing to participate.

I get accosted by hipsters with clipboards on the street all the time. Usually I just ignore them, but once in a while I'll stop and say, "Before you begin, there are three things you won't get from me: my name, my opinion, my money. Now, how can I help you?"

They don't like that.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (wQOn6)

357 So, that is going to be the freak out of the day?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (DoUAt)
-----------

You'll have to be more specific, CAT. What is?

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:52 AM (JJZzu)

358 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)

It's impossible for anyone who's attained anything through hard work not to hate that pile of shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 10:52 AM (y7DUB)

359 354. I'd say that's fair. Harsh, but fair.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 10:52 AM (fA1SL)

360 >>please give the opening speech at the Michelle Obama roast

A Roast!?


I'll bring the Spit!

Posted by: Michele Obama's Landing Strip at July 18, 2018 10:53 AM (Gx74L)

361
Doctor Moreau has succeeded in creating Dog-Humans?

The boy-faced dog at the circus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:53 AM (IqV8l)

362 335 Did any of you happen to catch this cringe-worthy statement by our former dusky Emperor for Life in S. Africa?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)


What was she doing in South Africa? Wait, I know, she was speaking out on behalf of the white farmers who are being driven off their land and murdered while the government looks the other way.

Am I right?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 10:53 AM (JQveK)

363 >>>Yes it does work and if it isn't Helsinki it will be something else. I don't see a blue wave coming but they don't need that many. Plus there's still a lot of time before November for something, anything to stick.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (UBzPO)
___________
I still haz concern. Such many worries & concern u guyzzzzz

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 10:54 AM (H0bCE)

364 >>I'll stop and say, "Before you begin, there are
three things you won't get from me: my name, my opinion, my money. Now,
how can I help you?"



They don't like that.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo

You're much nicer than me. I don't stop. I keep walking and tell them to go die in a ditch.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:54 AM (r9UYA)

365 335 I'm actually surprised by how much money I got

articulate!

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (xGZ+b)

366 "Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him."

------

Ras also had Hillary winning by 6 and getting 320 electoral votes.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

367 I still haz concern. Such many worries concern u guyzzzzz

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 10:54 AM (H0bCE)

Oh please give it a rest. Propaganda works.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UBzPO)

368 89 We need to commission portraits for future museums. Documenting MAGA Goon Squads:
'509th Armoured Airborne Accordionists'
'The Guild of Knee-Cappers, Local #247'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 09:54 AM (fA1SL)


Geronimo!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf - Deffsquadz from Above! at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (di1hb)

369 @312

We have established a number of safe containment zones, but he has this uncanny ability to break containment and elude our loving hands.


There is nothing more heat breaking to be mere inches away from grasping your baby only to see him fall on his face and start bawling, while looking up with those tear filled eyes that say - WHY???

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UfMVm)

370
"I should add by the way right now I'm actually surprised by how much money I got, and let me tell you something I don't have half as much as most of these folks, or a tenth or a hundredth. There's only so much you can eat, there's only so big a house you can have, there's only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it's enough."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:48 AM (ptqGC)


All he is doing is playing into the deliberate misconception that if someone makes $20 million a year, that money is just sitting in their checking account waiting to be spent. If someone has $2 billion, that money is in their checking, when some of it could be in YOUR account buying basic groceries. That billionaire is just greedy and doesn't want to help you.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (DoUAt)

371 >>>>Oh please give it a rest. Propaganda works.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UBzPO)
_________
ALL THE CONCERNZZZZ!!!!!

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 10:56 AM (H0bCE)

372 Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:18 AM (HyicM)


What crisis was sure to doom Trump on June 1?
That's how long this crap lasts.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Beat the Summer Heat! Frosty Glares and Icy Receptions are at The Outrage Outlet! at July 18, 2018 10:56 AM (0QYMt)

373 In other Obama newz, Mooch took the Moochettes to a Jay-Z/Beyonce concert in Paris, and was reported to have danced with Bey's mom through the entire show.

And her daughters got to hear this lyric from Jay-Z:

"Slip the panties right to the side, ain't got time to take draws off. We sex again in the morning, your breastases is my breakfast."

Nice parenting, Moochelle.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:56 AM (ptqGC)

374 "Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him."





Okay.



next month, there will be another manufactured crisis, the left will
continue veering farther left, and the economy continues to improve.


Posted by: Blue Hen at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM

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With the constant 24/7 attacks by the media, liberals and half of the gop, Trump's approval numbers should be in the low 30's but they aren't. I wonder why?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (+Dllb)

375 How much is Barry O worth, exactly? He sure got awfully rich awfully fast, it seems. $400K for 8 years puts him roughly at $3.2 million without spending any of it. He appears to be swimming in riches now, but if he's got more than he'll ever need or use, I don't see him (or any others that say the same thing) forking millions over to charities or the IRS. Strange, that.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun & Rolled Up Man Pants at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (mQ0Mc)

376 Oh please give it a rest. Propaganda works.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UBzPO)

Yes; I'm sure everyone who voted for Trump now thinks he's awful, just awful!/s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (AllCR)

377 'm actually surprised by how much money I got

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Who the fuck actually says this kind of shit?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (y8Foj)

378 There is nothing more heat breaking to be mere inches away from grasping your baby only to see him fall on his face and start bawling, while looking up with those tear filled eyes that say - WHY???
Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UfMVm)
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But then you get to pick him up and cover him with kisses and hugs and make him smile again. I think you have older kids so you know this, but it will never be easier to make your kids happy than when they are babies.

And take heart. Very soon he will be doing the Frankenstein walk all the way across the room right into your arms. And two days later he'll be running.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:58 AM (JJZzu)

379 366
"Ras has Trump at 44 today, lowest number since March. Even if temporary, this Helsinki crap is hurting him."



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Ras also had Hillary winning by 6 and getting 320 electoral votes.





Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

So the complete array of alphabets LEO's, DNC, Congress and Media, orchestrate a howl fest over nothing and his polls blip down.

OK Fellas. Keep it up till November! Good luck with that. Trump ain't gonna meet Putin every day of the week for you to get a cheesy photograph to howl over.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 10:58 AM (ymnmz)

380 A commercial from 1966.

https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=MtZkfGZIYoM

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (t5m5e)

381 so... pretty much everybody under 35 are jerks?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 10:51 AM (NmR1a)


Pretty much everyone is a jerk.

Including me.

Posted by: George Harrison at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (kqsXK)

382 Nice parenting, Moochelle.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:56 AM (ptqGC)
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Oh geez. How romantic.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (JJZzu)

383 >>>With the constant 24/7 attacks by the media, liberals and half of the gop, Trump's approval numbers should be in the low 30's but they aren't. I wonder why?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (+Dllb)
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Because Trump is better at propaganda than we are and it REALLY pisses us off!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (H0bCE)

384
I'm actually surprised by how much money I got

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Who the fuck actually says this kind of shit?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (y8Foj)


A sleazy Chicago grifter, that's who. Someone needs to remind Barry:

"At some point, you've made enough money."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (ptqGC)

385 DHS Official: Deported Parents Decided to Leave 100-Plus Children Behind - BB
Nice.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (r9UYA)

386 305 She's not Dutch, but I'd love to split a jeroboam of that with Audrey Hepburn.
https://tinyurl.com/yb7t7tbl
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 10:13 AM


Nice dress, but her eyes don't look right. They look like the photographer tries to enhance them a bit. They almost look hand-drawn.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 11:00 AM (JQveK)

387 James comey urges voters to support democrats in elections this fall.

Exhibit 1,000,001 for existence of uniparty.

Posted by: Simplemind
===========
Also today.

OHIO GOP LEADER RESIGNS OVER SUMMIT

Head of Belmont County GOP resigns. Says something inside just snapped after seeing Trump at News conference.

Exhibit no. 1,000,002 in favor of the deep state.

Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:00 AM (xV1hh)

388 375 With the constant 24/7 attacks by the media, liberals and half of the gop, Trump's approval numbers should be in the low 30's but they aren't. I wonder why?


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (+Dllb)


White Privilege, duh.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:00 AM (UnA8+)

389 My youngest daughter and I have great fun at the Dallas Museum of Art. She poses in front of the portraits and I take a picture so it looks like she is part of the portrait. The curators and volunteers have, without exception, thought this was awesome and are always happy to share the back story of the painting with us.
The art students and snooty people who are there to be seen look at us like we are insane.Totally worth it.

Posted by: Dax at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (UzbvW)

390 If you want an amusing diversion for a few hours of your life, on Amazon streaming they have Jean Claude Van Johnson. 6 episodes of roughly 45 min each.

The conceit is that JCVD is actually, in real life, a super spy. The movies are just cover. It's a COMEDY.

So, anyway, JCVD is making a movie in Bulgaria which is an action movie take on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, titled HUCK!

And his best friend is named "N-word Jim." Literally N-word Jim, because they won't say the N-word.



Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (LtG+N)

391 What crisis was sure to doom Trump on June 1?"

Tariffs and the Presidential Pardons.

The pardons were 'expecially gonna DOOM the administration.

And the tariffs meant that US economic figures would be crashing by July 4th...

How'd that work out again?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (7LY+6)

392 >>there's still a lot of time before November for something, anything to stick. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (UBzPO)

Steiner will come. Gott mit uns.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (Bdeb0)

393 A commercial from 1966.

https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=MtZkfGZIYoM
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (t5m5e)
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Oh my gosh - that's great!

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (JJZzu)

394 >>>Oh geez. How romantic.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (JJZzu)
______
Have you seen Malia? She's gonna be a virign for a long time.

Michelle can rest easy.

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (H0bCE)

395 Yes; I'm sure everyone who voted for Trump now thinks he's awful, just awful!/s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (AllCR)

The propaganda isn't really aimed at the people who voted for Trump. It's to turn out people who don't typically vote while discouraging R voters in general. I think it's a minor miracle (and encouraging) that Trump still has 44%.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (UBzPO)

396 I like it when CBD elaborates on the reason for choosing a piece of art. It makes the article more crunchy and thready.

Posted by: Corona at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (MceDl)

397 Sorry, that was me. Off, faded Beatle sock.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (kqsXK)

398 In before the ape wisdom!

Good morning. I was going to get up and do some much-overdue hedge trimming and maybe some weed-eating, but apparently it rained while I slept. Too wet for that now. Oh, well.

Guess I'll jump back and see what JJ thought was important this morning. Maybe catch up on the rant.

Good morning anyway.

Posted by: mindful webworker - never quite caught up at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (U/u2R)

399 No offense taken. I apologize for pointing out, you know, data and stuff. My bad.
Posted by: #neverskankles at July 18, 2018 10:27 AM (HyicM)

But polls such as this are worthless data. Lies, published by known liars, the MSM. You are just a little worker bee for the Goebbels' of our day.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (bNb8V)

400 378
There is nothing more heat breaking to be mere inches away from grasping
your baby only to see him fall on his face and start bawling, while
looking up with those tear filled eyes that say - WHY???

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UfMVm)

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But then you get to pick him up and cover him with kisses and hugs
and make him smile again. I think you have older kids so you know this,
but it will never be easier to make your kids happy than when they are
babies.



And take heart. Very soon he will be doing the Frankenstein walk
all the way across the room right into your arms. And two days later
he'll be running.





Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 10:58 AM (JJZzu)


Debbie Downer says there are things more heartbreaking and sometimes kisses don't work. Sometimes you get to chose shit sandwich or turdburger for your kid and you both get to live with that decision for the rest of both of your lives.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (ymnmz)

401 286 Quality of art is one of the reasons I like comics so much. After all, a painting is just a drawing with paint applied.

the hard part is figuring which numbers to write into all the spaces of the drawing before painting it.

Posted by: The Dutch Masters at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (NmR1a)

402 367. Propaganda works.
**
Seems to work on you. And #neversalient.
Wait....does 'Propaganda works' actually describe your purpose here, perhaps?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (fA1SL)

403
Leftists view of intelligence agencies during Iraq conflict? Rock bottom.

Leftists view of intelligence agencies now? Hard as a Rock.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (LOgQ4)

404 @378

That's one of the pluses of being an old parent who already has kids, you have experience and wisdom and also help.


Which is great because my old ass is tired.


Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (UfMVm)

405 Have you seen Malia? She's gonna be a virign for a long time.

Michelle can rest easy.

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (H0bCE)


Actually, Moochette Malia has a very wealthy, very white, British boyfriend. And he smokes, just like her daddy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (ptqGC)

406 A commercial from 1966.
https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17v=MtZkfGZIYoM
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (t5m5e)


That "Master" who's singing the line 'there are smiles that have a tender meaning' looks (and sounds) a lot like Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of 'Tony the Tiger')

He's G-r-r-r-r-r-eat!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (JQveK)

407 My youngest daughter and I have great fun at the Dallas Museum of Art. She poses in front of the portraits and I take a picture so it looks like she is part of the portrait. The curators and volunteers have, without exception, thought this was awesome and are always happy to share the back story of the painting with us.
The art students and snooty people who are there to be seen look at us like we are insane.Totally worth it.
Posted by: Dax at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM (UzbvW)
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That's great! I've seen a Twitter account where people are standing next to old paintings where they happen to look just like the person in the painting. It was pretty neat. I wonder if I could find it (I'm not on Twitter and have no idea how I saw it in the first place.)

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:04 AM (JJZzu)

408 Which is great because my old ass is tired.


Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (UfMVm)


LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:04 AM (AllCR)

409 Nice dress, but her eyes don't look right. They look like the photographer tries to enhance them a bit. They almost look hand-drawn.


Either hand drawn back in the day or a modern photo shop.

I don't understand why people manipulate photographs. If a good photo captures the essence of something, the first sign of fakery robs it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

410 (375) It does seem that a bunch of magic money showed up overnight. Like, about 10 minutes after he became vagrant and homeless. He might show up as co-author of Harry Potter books, cookbooks, biographies, and various "foreword by" credits. All for cubic dollars.

Posted by: ro-man at July 18, 2018 11:05 AM (RuIsu)

411 I think they would have to clean the crud out of the boiler quite often.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 18, 2018 10:34 AM (IqV8l)

You have to do that with political institutions, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2018 11:05 AM (bNb8V)

412 Did any of you happen to catch this cringe-worthy statement by our former dusky Emperor for Life in S. Africa?

"I should add by the way right now I'm actually surprised by how much money I got, and let me tell you something I don't have half as much as most of these folks, or a tenth or a hundredth. There's only so much you can eat, there's only so big a house you can have, there's only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it's enough."
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I forgot to mention, doctors do unnecessary leg amuptations on little kids just for the money!

Posted by: Smartest President EVER!!! at July 18, 2018 11:05 AM (r7b7q)

413 Because Trump is better at propaganda than we are and it REALLY pisses us off!

Posted by: Alexandria O'CrazyEyes-Cortez at July 18, 2018 10:59 AM (H0bCE)

I think it has more to do with the propaganda backfiring and people waking up to how badly the establishment + media has been lying to them their entire lives.
I just looked up Trump's approval numbers since the inauguration. Gallup shows he was 45 on inauguration day and that's the high (after dipping into the 30's several times).

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (UBzPO)

414 >>400 378 There is nothing more heat breaking to be mere inches away from grasping your baby only to see him fall on his face and start bawling, while looking up with those tear filled eyes that say - WHY??? Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 10:55 AM (UfMVm)

The Spartans didn't tolerate that kind of failure and weakness. To the Apothetae with you!

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

415 Which is great because my old ass is tired.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (UfMVm)
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Ha. Maybe so, but in his eyes, you're perfect, because you're his daddy.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (JJZzu)

416 > Actually, Moochette Malia has a very wealthy, very white, British boyfriend. And he smokes, just like her daddy.


You forgot "very gay". Also just like her daddy.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (GXOTw)

417 Blue Origin is about to blast off a test flight, if anyone is interested.
https://tinyurl.com/y9t4nkff

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dedicated to coffee at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (LISuA)

418 >>I don't understand why people manipulate photographs. If a good photo captures the essence of something, the first sign of fakery robs it.



"Because the models are too fat and asymmetrical. Duh!"
-- Anna Wintour

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (W+vEI)

419 >>>Actually, Moochette Malia has a very wealthy, very white, British boyfriend. And he smokes, just like her daddy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 11:03 AM (ptqGC)
________
Oh he's a "smoker" all right. Trust me.

Posted by: Shep! Professional Newscaster and Meat Smoking Enthusiast at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (H0bCE)

420 @390

I loved Louis CK's take on the literal use of the N-word.


When you say the N-Word the listener translates that to the actual word and suddenly your a racist, but in your head.

And the sayer of N-Word has achieved what they wanted without having the actual word.


It's a funny bit.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (UfMVm)

421 He might show up as co-author of Harry Potter books, cookbooks, biographies, and various "foreword by" credits. All for cubic dollars.
Posted by: ro-man at July 18, 2018 11:05 AM (RuIsu)
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Not in one particular cookbook he won't.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (JJZzu)

422 >>Head of Belmont County GOP resigns. Says something inside just snapped after seeing Trump at News conference.

It certainly wasn't his spine that snapped. Maybe a brain aneurysm.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (r9UYA)

423 400 Debbie Downer says there are things more heartbreaking and sometimes kisses don't work. Sometimes you get to chose shit sandwich or turdburger for your kid and you both get to live with that decision for the rest of both of your lives.




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (ymnmz)


And sometimes you're 8 years old and your constantly fighting parents divorce, and then you get to choose whether you'd rather live with Shit Sandwich or Turdburger.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (UnA8+)

424 "I want to suck on them tasty toes" LOL

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/302413/

Posted by: steevy at July 18, 2018 11:08 AM (LiyEm)

425 Call them Dutch Masters until some little pissy pants whines about the word Masters and gets it replaced with some little liberal word

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at July 18, 2018 11:08 AM (FLiOE)

426 He's G-r-r-r-r-r-eat!"

You're a mean one...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 11:08 AM (7LY+6)

427 >>>I think it has more to do with the propaganda backfiring and people waking up to how badly the establishment + media has been lying to them their entire lives.
I just looked up Trump's approval numbers since the inauguration. Gallup shows he was 45 on inauguration day and that's the high (after dipping into the 30's several times).
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:06 AM (UBzPO)
__________
ZOMG 4 real guyz look hear 2 see EVEN MOAR CONCERNZ!!!

WHATEVER WILL WE DUE?!?!

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 11:09 AM (H0bCE)

428 Call them Dutch Masters until some little pissy pants whines about the word Masters and gets it replaced with some little liberal word

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at July 18, 2018 11:08 AM (FLiOE)


Socking Spurwing Plover?

REQUIRES RanDOM caps.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:09 AM (LtG+N)

429 Socking Spurwing Plover?

REQUIRES RanDOM caps"

I'm waiting for a kilgoretrout sock...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (7LY+6)

430 Posted by: Smartest President EVER!!! at July 18, 2018 11:05 AM (r7b7q)

So Obama is tacitly encouraging Black South Africans to steal from the White farmers who have apparently "have enough"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (AllCR)

431
Polls??

POLLS??

POLLS are inconsequential. Was Hitler afrraid of the Polls???

NO! He just swept them away and blitkrieg'd right into France.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

432 Yes; I'm sure everyone who voted for Trump now thinks he's awful, just awful!/s



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 10:57 AM (AllCR)

The
propaganda isn't really aimed at the people who voted for Trump. It's
to turn out people who don't typically vote while discouraging R voters
in general. I think it's a minor miracle (and encouraging) that Trump
still has 44%.





Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:01 AM

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I think everyone is missing my point. Even with the constant 24/7 attacks by every liberal and every single media outlet and half of his own party, Trump still has the same approval numbers that obama had at the same point in his Presidency. And obama had constant 24/7 positive coverage by everyone on the left and half of the gop.


Let that sink in for a moment.


If Trump were covered with anything approaching half of the positive press that obama got, his approval numbers would be in the high 60's.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (+Dllb)

433 So Obama is tacitly encouraging Black South Africans to steal from the White farmers who have apparently "have enough"?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (AllCR)

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They dont just steal.

They kill them first.... then steal.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

434 the hard part is figuring which numbers to write into all the spaces of the drawing before painting it.



Posted by: The Dutch Masters at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (NmR1a)

Hey, when I probably was 8-10 years old or so I did paint by numbers which was popular at that time. I turned out some great master paintings, museum worthy, I'm sure.

Posted by: Colin at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (51QU9)

435 Ole Barky is and was always a socialist,the mask slipped many times .

Posted by: steevy at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (LiyEm)

436 I only talk about concernz instead of fun things because I is concernz just like you my fellow Trump voters.

Posted by: N'Orlans Brain at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (H0bCE)

437 Is #neverskankles haunting the AoS today? I mean seriously, if it posts one more time, I'm going to lose my will to vote in November. Soros must be fluffing up his troll fund.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (bWBdM)

438 >>424
"I want to suck on them tasty toes" LOL



https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/302413/

Posted by: steevy

Oh God. That girl should be declared a Super Fund site.

Ghak.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (r9UYA)

439 would be in the high 60's."

I dunno man, the 60s were pretty high...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (7LY+6)

440 I think everyone is missing my point. Even with the
constant 24/7 attacks by every liberal and every single media outlet and
half of his own party, Trump still has the same approval numbers that
obama had at the same point in his Presidency. And obama had constant
24/7 positive coverage by everyone on the left and half of the gop.


Let that sink in for a moment.


If
Trump were covered with anything approaching half of the positive press
that obama got, his approval numbers would be in the high 60's.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (+Dllb)

That is my point as well. Not sure why the troll-bots are out.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (UBzPO)

441 Okay, this isn't the Twitter account I was talking about, but this is very cool:

Photos of people matching artworks:

https://tinyurl.com/y77t8wgc

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (JJZzu)

442 Ohayo gozaimus minna!! Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (hbrUV)

443 432. Doesn't matter - he's bound to sell us out and/or get rolled. I've been hearing that quite regularly from several respected commenters here, so I'm sure it's true.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (fA1SL)

444 334 You Yankee Dog human scum seem to have forgotten about me also! I was bigger threat to world than Kavanaugh guy!
Posted by: Kim Jong Il


Please Bitch!

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)

445 >>If Trump were covered with anything approaching half of the positive press that obama got, his approval numbers would be in the high 60's. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (+Dllb)

Trump could make it rain silver dollars, and 45 percent of America would complain that they'd been hit in the head by metal.

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)

446 275 There's a Vein Diagram in there somewhere.

ummm.... hmm.... phrasing?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 11:13 AM (NmR1a)

447 They dont just steal.

They kill them first.... then steal.



If there's no owner, it isn't stealing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 18, 2018 11:13 AM (CSNuj)

448 >>So Obama is tacitly encouraging Black South Africans to steal from the White farmers who have apparently "have enough"?




You're not surprised, are you, Fen?

I'm surprised he didn't lecture the white farmers that some, er, inconveniences must be tolerated for the sake of change (as he did every time #BLM shut down a bridge or disrupted someone's brunch).

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 11:13 AM (W+vEI)

449 @432

Forget about positive, how about just neutral coverage.


If reporters would just report and not be the Democrat spirit squad then Trump would probably dramatically better polling.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:13 AM (UfMVm)

450 And apparently there is a Google app which will find famous art that looks like you. Or which you look like, I suppose.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (JJZzu)

451 So Obama is tacitly encouraging Black South Africans to steal from the White farmers who have apparently "have enough"?

He's probably looking for a good deal on a farm.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (O5Q3r)

452 I read somewhere something about info ops. It might even have been here!

That you divide the world up into essentially your strong supporters, your leaners, your undecideds, your leaners against, and strong opponents. (there were more clever descriptive names). And the mission of your info op is to move everyone one step closer to you.

You aren't going to get your Trigglypuffs to support you, but if you can move from strong oppo to leaner, you have done something because maybe, just maybe the leaner won't go to the polls if its raining or too cold or whatever.

So, no, the propaganda isn't going to flip voters. It isn't meant to. But that doesn't mean it doesn't do anything.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (LtG+N)

453 So is someone tapping the Vein Diagram drying to draw out some fresh contusions?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (hbrUV)

454 And apparently there is a Google app which will find famous art that looks like you. Or which you look like, I suppose.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (JJZzu)


Well that's just great. I got a Rothko.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (LtG+N)

455 It's a funny bit.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (UfMVm)

John Mulaney has a funny bit about comparing the N-word to "Midget".

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (OyyDO)

456 The minute you walked in the room, I could tell you were a man of distinction.

Posted by: Edie Adams at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (rYk7m)

457 430 So Obama is tacitly encouraging Black South Africans to steal from the White farmers who have apparently "have enough"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:10 AM (AllCR)

Pigford comes to Cape Town.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (UnA8+)

458 They kill them first.... then steal.

Posted by: fixerupper>>>

Watched the documentary Farmland done by Lauren Southern. They tourture them to death. Gruesome crap done by evil people.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (P/aDH)

459 He's probably looking for a good deal on a farm.
Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (O5Q3r)



Why would King Putt want a farm? Farming is work, and crops don't respond to rabble rousing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (CSNuj)

460 Well that's just great. I got a Rothko.

Look on the bright side, at least you didn't get the Ottoman.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (hbrUV)

461 Photos of people matching artworks:


Oh, that's awesome.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (fuK7c)

462 >> And apparently there is a Google app which will find famous art that looks like you. Or which you look like, I suppose.


Google: Thanks for helping up populate our facial recognition db, suckas!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (W+vEI)

463 Ole Barky is and was always a socialist,the mask slipped many times .
===============================
I think he's far worse than a garden variety Socialist/Commie. His actual philosophy is informed by the innocuous sounding Anti-Imperialism. D'Souza has done some excellent work in this polisophy: They aren't just content to overthrow liberal democracies, there is a heavy punitive element to their scheme; they want to punish us.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (bWBdM)

464 423
400 Debbie Downer says there are things more heartbreaking and sometimes
kisses don't work. Sometimes you get to chose shit sandwich or
turdburger for your kid and you both get to live with that decision for
the rest of both of your lives.









Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 11:02 AM (ymnmz)





And sometimes you're 8 years old and your constantly fighting
parents divorce, and then you get to choose whether you'd rather live
with Shit Sandwich or Turdburger.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:07 AM (UnA8+)

Duude. Fist bump. Hang tough.

This could turn into a Monty Pyton skit. LOL

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (ymnmz)

465 So, no, the propaganda isn't going to flip voters. It isn't meant to. But that doesn't mean it doesn't do anything.

Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:14 AM (LtG+N)

It's meant to work on a subconscious level and that it works is undeniable. We see it every day. Suggest something enough times over a long enough period of time and a group will eventually believe it.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UBzPO)

466 417 Blue Origin is about to blast off a test flight, if anyone is interested.

any news from rocket lab? all i've heard since june 27 is "oops!" and "now hiring production managers, etc." can't help but wonder if the two are related.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (NmR1a)

467 442 Ohayo gozaimus minna!! Nyah!


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (hbrUV)

It's too early for me to start drinking...

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UnA8+)

468 Why would King Putt want a farm? Farming is work, and crops don't respond to rabble rousing.

I didn't say he'd work it. He'd probably get some slaves for that.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 11:17 AM (O5Q3r)

469 >>>That is my point as well. Not sure why the troll-bots are out.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (UBzPO)
__________
So you're saying... you're concerned?

Posted by: Cathy Newman at July 18, 2018 11:17 AM (O7EKu)

470 47 The Dutch are shrewd businessmen. My father had a saying, "You can't beat the Dutch..."
Posted by: JoeF. at July 18, 2018 09:48 AM (y8Foj)

Try it, and you end up paying for half of the meal anyway.

Posted by: Roy at July 18, 2018 11:17 AM (7n4KQ)

471 The Dutch are sneaky. One day they live in Holland, the next day in The Netherlands. And they're called the "Dutch". What's up with that shit?

Late to the party, but here goes: the Dutch are Germanic (Deutsch) people from the wooded area (Holt landt) of the Low Country (Neder landt).

In other words: the Germans were calling their lower-Rhine cousins hicks and rubes, and the Dutch adopted it and wear that shit like a badge to this day. See: "Deplorables."

Posted by: GrandVezir at July 18, 2018 11:17 AM (eMmgj)

472
464 This could turn into a Monty Pyton skit. LOL

especially when the penguin on top of the television explodes.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (xGZ+b)

473 307


Posted by: Undocumented at July 18, 2018 10:41 AM (5NMZN)

Show us the spot where the jock gave you a wedgie, my poor little soy boy.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (H80UQ)

474 >>Suggest something enough times over a long enough period of time and a group will eventually believe it. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UBzPO)

Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian...

Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (Bdeb0)

475 Ohayo gozaimus minna!! Nyah!


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (hbrUV)


Someday I should get a handy Japanese phrasebook so I know what Anna is talking about.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (kqsXK)

476 Has anyone asked Elian Gonzalez how he feels on this matter?

Hikaru, drink moar Ovaltine!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (hbrUV)

477 The minute you walked in the room, I could tell you were a man of distinction.

Posted by: Edie Adams at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (rYk7m)

Hey!...Big Spender!

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (0+nbW)

478 440 That is my point as well. Not sure why the troll-bots are out.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:11 AM (UBzPO)

Something Something NOT OF THE BODY!

Posted by: Hikaru at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (UnA8+)

479 I am certain there is fair percentage that will not tell a pollster they approve of Trump.

Posted by: steevy at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (LiyEm)

480 Okay, found it - it wasn't a Twitter account, it was a boredpanda piece.

https://tinyurl.com/y9yu3fpw

People who found their doppelgangers in museums. It's worth a look!

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (JJZzu)

481 That painting should be updated with their hats on backerds and their britches below their waists.

Posted by: ALH at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (uLuPn)

482 Posted by: Lizzy at July 18, 2018 11:13 AM (W+vEI)

No; I am not surprised.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (AllCR)

483 S. Africa is in major turmoil, and of course Barry Obama goes over to stir things up even more.

He's got a hell of a lot to answer for. He's not just stupid, he's evil.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

484 Debbie Downer says there are things more heartbreaking and sometimes kisses don't work. Sometimes you get to chose shit sandwich or turdburger for your kid and you both get to live with that decision for the rest of both of your lives.
=======
When my first born was six months old, wife who is MD based upon the signs and symptoms were 98% sure kid had a brain tumor. Had to wait a week for the MRI to confirm or rebut. It was a hard week.

Turned out to not be a brain tumor. He had something else, that wasn't fatal. Has a lot of challenges but he enjoys his life and I enjoy him.
He's had over a dozen surgeries on his spine, has severe autism, but in comparison to watching him die from a brain tumor, every day since has been a gift. His siblings also have special needs. Its all good compared to what it could have been. I'm the luckiest guy I know since I don't take anything for granted.

I remember holding the little guy in my arms and thinking that there was a overwhelming probability that he was going to die from a brain tumor and thanking God for the six months I had with him up to that point and that if even if he was being taken away early I was tremendously thankful for the opportunity to be his father for that short time. A lot of guys never get that today.

It can always be worse. And someone, likely on this board has had it even worse. The whole experience turned me back to God and the greatest joy I have is going to Mass with my first born. He loves going with me. Loves it. Its hard to do for a lot of reasons I won't go into here, but when we can't make it. He reads the mass to me. Yep he can read. For a long time we thought he would never TALK.

This is for anyone out there who is in the middle of having a tough time. I hope it helps somebody.

Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)

485 >>>It's meant to work on a subconscious level and that it works is undeniable. We see it every day. Suggest something enough times over a long enough period of time and a group will eventually believe it.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UBzPO)
__________
Yes! I agree with your concerns because screaming TRUMP HITLER ZOMFG RUSSIA!!!! is very subtle-concious. Definitely.

Posted by: B-Ran in New-O at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (O7EKu)

486 nood

Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 11:20 AM (O5Q3r)

487 Trump could make it rain silver dollars, and 45 percent of America would complain that they'd been hit in the head by metal.
Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:12 AM (Bdeb0)



Well, yeah.

Posted by: eleven at July 18, 2018 11:20 AM (+lOpA)

488 Well that's just great. I got a Rothko.
Posted by: blaster at July 18, 2018 11:15 AM (LtG+N)
--------

Coulda been worse. Coulda been Lucien Freud.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:20 AM (JJZzu)

489 Masters of mud and boredom.

Posted by: Doug at July 18, 2018 11:20 AM (7DhQU)

490 I am certain there is fair percentage that will not tell a pollster they approve of Trump.
Posted by: steevy at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (LiyEm)

-----

I got one call from Gallup the September befor the election.

I lied about "I'm voting for Hillary".

Posted by: fixerupper at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (8XRCm)

491 The secret of the beer lies in her vagina. Using hi-tech of
microbiology, we isolate, examine and prepare lactic acid bacteria from
vagina of a unique woman.

Pussy Beer

http://orderyoni.com/


Posted by: Under Fire at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (r9UYA)

492 MPPPP. just saying good morning. What dire predicament is Theda in now?

Think got the opening act for Where Cats Dare figured out. The middle of getting Tanya to the restolen bauble is a bit iffy. And got a good concept for the ending act.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (hbrUV)

493 >>>Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian in New Orleans is a human toothache. Brian...
Posted by: Zod at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (Bdeb0)
_______
My tooth haz concernz too?

Posted by: B-Ran in New-O at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (O7EKu)

494 Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)

That's a lovely post. Thanks so very much!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (AllCR)

495 Someday I should get a handy Japanese phrasebook so I know what Anna is talking about.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (kqsXK)
--------

I keep mine next to my handy Yiddish phrasebook so I know what JJ is talking about.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:21 AM (JJZzu)

496 It's meant to work on a subconscious level and that
it works is undeniable. We see it every day. Suggest something enough
times over a long enough period of time and a group will eventually
believe it.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UBzPO)



And yet 8 years of that crap from every media outlet still wasn't able to deliver the goods to Clinton.... there's a limit to how effective that technique can be, and I believe they have reached it.

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 11:22 AM (jjaLl)

497 It's meant to work on a subconscious level and that
it works is undeniable. We see it every day. Suggest something enough
times over a long enough period of time and a group will eventually
believe it.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 11:16 AM (UBzPO)

The trust in media is at an all-time low. People believe what they want to believe. I've heard too many times before that "This thing is the thing that will finish Trump for good!" If the economy is good and (big if) the Stupid Party doesn't shoot itself in the ass too much, I think the midterms will be a big disappointment for the Dems.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 18, 2018 11:22 AM (H80UQ)

498 ended up busy this morning and am just plugging in...what's on fire today? is there a new outrageous outrage I haven't heard about or are we reaching back to last week's outrages?

Posted by: DanMan at July 18, 2018 11:22 AM (QMG5F)

499 Why would King Putt want a farm? Farming is work, and crops don't respond to rabble rousing.

I didn't say he'd work it. He'd probably get some slaves for that.
Posted by: tu3031 at July 18, 2018 11:17 AM (O5Q3r)


He'd fuck that up too and it would be a weed ridden eyesore in short order.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 11:23 AM (y7DUB)

500 The little blurb earlier that Trump had a say in when Rosenstein went public with the Russian indictments should be like Xanax to the "concerned" here. Trump isn't worried in the least - there's a MAGA play coming in Sept/Oct, you can feel it.

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2018 11:23 AM (AjNMO)

501 A former undergraduate and grad student at Ohio State during the mid 90's gave an interview to the Columbus Dispatch yesterday in which he said he filed a formal letter of complaint with the university after having gone to the Student Health Center to have a lump on his chest evaluated. He was seen by Strauss and the first thing Strauss did was examine his genitals , which the student thought was extremely odd.

He then claims Strauss leaned against him and had an erection.

Nothing happened ,although Strauss left the university in 1998. Appaarently, the letter was still on file with OSU and Perkins Coie has it.

Strauss at that time was no longer with the athletic department , but was a emeritus or adjunct MD within the Student Health system.

I'm not sure why this is pertinent, but said student made sure the paper knew he was conflicted about his sexuality at the time and has since decided he is gay. He is a LGBT advocate, married a guy , etc.

He says he believes Strauss was mentally ill, but is angry that no one at OSU took his claims seriously, that they protected him, blah blah.

I bring this up because the left is going to continue to use this, along with their partners at Perkins Coie. I am not convinced that Perkins Coie didn't plant this document among the thousands of files OSU gave them after working with this guy. Would be interesting to find out his connection to them.

More attacks coming on Jim Jordan , you can bet.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 18, 2018 11:23 AM (K8r57)

502 480 Okay, found it - it wasn't a Twitter account, it was a boredpanda piece.

https://tinyurl.com/y9yu3fpw

People who found their doppelgangers in museums. It's worth a look!
Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:18 AM (JJZzu)

Even Leo was a Weird Al fan. Second look at Leonardo.

Posted by: Kris at July 18, 2018 11:23 AM (OyyDO)

503 This is for anyone out there who is in the middle of having a tough time. I hope it helps somebody.
Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)
--------

Thank you, simplemind, that was just beautiful. And I love love love that the experience with him turned you back toward God. Sometimes people go the opposite way, which just makes things so much harder. You have a beautiful outlook. Your son is lucky to have you and your wife, and you are lucky to have him.

Posted by: bluebell at July 18, 2018 11:24 AM (JJZzu)

504 501 Call me the suspicious type but if I go to a doctor with a sore throat and he asks me to drop trou, I'm like, wtf?

Posted by: rammajamma at July 18, 2018 11:26 AM (AjNMO)

505 This is for anyone out there who is in the middle of having a tough time. I hope it helps somebody.
Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)


You're a very good person.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 18, 2018 11:26 AM (y7DUB)

506 ended up busy this morning and am just plugging
in...what's on fire today? is there a new outrageous outrage I haven't
heard about or are we reaching back to last week's outrages?

Posted by: DanMan at July 18, 2018 11:22 AM (QMG5F)

Coming attractions like in a movie theater. Next week we will expose, but wait, you will have to come to the theater to see what it is. Now all visit the refreshment stand for popcorn and soda.

Posted by: Colin at July 18, 2018 11:26 AM (51QU9)

507 This is for anyone out there who is in the middle of having a tough time. I hope it helps somebody.



Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)


Thanks for sharing that......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 18, 2018 11:27 AM (jjaLl)

508 480,Thanks for finding that!

Posted by: Dax at July 18, 2018 11:28 AM (UzbvW)

509 Yes it does work and if it isn't Helsinki it will be something else. I
don't see a blue wave coming but they don't need that many. Plus there's
still a lot of time before November for something, anything to stick.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 18, 2018 10:50 AM (UBzPO)


Your concern has been
[ x ] Noted[ ] Ignored

Posted by: An Observation at July 18, 2018 11:29 AM (pCa05)

510
It can always be worse. And someone, likely on
this board has had it even worse. The whole experience turned me back
to God and the greatest joy I have is going to Mass with my first born.
He loves going with me. Loves it. Its hard to do for a lot of reasons I
won't go into here, but when we can't make it. He reads the mass to me.
Yep he can read. For a long time we thought he would never TALK.




This is for anyone out there who is in the middle of having a tough time. I hope it helps somebody.



Posted by: simplemind at July 18, 2018 11:19 AM (xV1hh)

Agreed with your sentiments. My "Sophie's Choice" has made it hard for me to fathom organized religion any more. I believe, but I don't expect to ever understand why I had to make the decision for my daughter that I had to make. No amount of sermons of "Why do bad things happen to good people" ease my pain/heartache, or my daughters actual physical pain. I have never found any consolation in the phrase, "Well some people have it worse, be thankful". I get it; some people have a bigger shit sandwich to eat, but it's still a shit sandwich. But it was God's path for me. Wheeeee!


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 18, 2018 11:36 AM (ymnmz)

511 "Pussy Beer"

please tell me that is a joke. yecch.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 18, 2018 11:36 AM (JZkes)

512 Wait till they find out how small the Mona Lisa is......

On the other hand, "The Night Watch" is awesome (in the old sense of "awesome").

Posted by: ZZMike at July 18, 2018 01:49 PM (NoZFj)

513 The little burg across the river has a wonderful museum containing tons of western art (cowboys and Indians in landscapes), and a little bit of everything else. Like most Americans, I enjoy about all of it. They own one of my top five works called Stone City by Grant Wood. He paints Iowa as Tuscany, and it very nearly is. Having said that, this is a terrible place with nothing to do, nowhere to go and mean farmers. Keep moving.

Posted by: Anna Mac at July 20, 2018 11:49 AM (rj4Yf)

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