Mid-Morning Open Thread

Leighton faticida.jpg

Faticida
Frederic Leighton

Posted by: CBD at 09:50 AM




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1 That depicts how I feel today...

Posted by: Tami at July 23, 2018 09:50 AM (Enq6K)

2 1

Posted by: blaster at July 23, 2018 09:50 AM (UsFoH)

3 Just the last part of the punchline:

"...only smaller."

Posted by: blaster at July 23, 2018 09:51 AM (UsFoH)

4 Hugeassicida

Posted by: Roy at July 23, 2018 09:51 AM (7n4KQ)

5 Hillary wore that outfit better.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:51 AM (CSNuj)

6 She looks like she just got out of the shower.

Posted by: Kindlto at July 23, 2018 09:51 AM (2K6fY)

7 She is not impressed!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (W+vEI)

8 Looks a lot like my dad.

Posted by: Lady Kristol in his motorized canoe at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (yhf6w)

9 The hell?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (Zmczq)

10 Needs more Ottoman.

Posted by: Mobile Miklos at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (zCyNd)

11 And then she said, oh no you dint.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (lwiT4)

12 "Now, where did I leave that darn dish towel?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (CSNuj)

13 Can't find anything that tells who this Faticida was.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 09:52 AM (mpXpK)

14 My best work!

Posted by: Omar the Tent Maker at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (Zmczq)

15 Her tailor should be shot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (CSNuj)

16
Isn't Faticide the Goddess of Weight Loss?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (BWL+E)

17 That's a big girl.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (V+jJS)

18 Me listening to a student explain why she needs a better grade.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (OyyDO)

19 Her feet look like she's wearing Peds.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (lwiT4)

20 I can't find any analysis of this painting. It looks French Academy, right down to the tchotkies on the counter.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (2K6fY)

21 I didn't know that people swiped Ritz Carlton robes that far back.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (Boy/L)

22 >>She looks like she just got out of the shower.



...And now she's wondering why she bothered.
Someone is in the process of disappointing her.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (W+vEI)

23 It's good to be Queen ... but that's no excuse to go sloven.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (bT8Z4)

24 Not seeing an exoskeleton but then I have not had my coffee yet.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 09:53 AM (0tfLf)

25 She has too many covers on.....

Posted by: Sponge at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (F4u7C)

26 You expect me to sign a FISA warrant based on THAT!?!

Posted by: what she's thinking at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (epWkE)

27 Say Yes To The Laundry Basket

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (CSNuj)

28 I'll bet she's been rolled in flour on occasion.

Posted by: Mobile Miklos at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (zCyNd)

29 Here is a callback: Are we currently Letting it Burn, or Making it Burn?

Posted by: blaster at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (UsFoH)

30 Alternate title: Artist Running Out of Paint (Only Five Colors Left)

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (cY3LT)

31 I prefer to be called Bigbonedicida.

Posted by: berobed chick in chair at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (+INtM)

32 Well, she is certainly rather........Rubenesque, to put it kindly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 23, 2018 09:54 AM (b3Pum)

33 The shoulder fasteners are interesting.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (lwiT4)

34
Her face and posture say, "You expect me to believe that story?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (BWL+E)

35 It's good to be Queen ... but that's no excuse to go sloven.
Posted by: illiniwek

When you're Queen, you don't have to give a sheet.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (epWkE)

36 That's her doing an impression of a messy bed.

Posted by: Sponge at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (F4u7C)

37 Maybe Fat Icida needs to lose some damn weight before she deserves the Diabeetus.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (UnA8+)

38 She's thinking..."That's an awfully long and detailed explanation for why there are no plums included in my breakfast fruit salad. What is my servant hiding?"

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (W+vEI)

39 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted, and had no children to pass along the title. I think it still holds the record among European aristocracy too.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

40 Sturdy girl.

What's at her feet, olive branches. It looks like they were bound in white ribbon that's now untied.

-cida is an ending in Italian and maybe Spanish that equals our -cide. But what's a fati and why is it killed.

Perplexing, the whole thing, including the expression on her face.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (fuK7c)

41 the original Faticida

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (FZYNt)

42 The Statue of Liberty, on a break.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (CSNuj)

43 Her hand looks like a spider. Like one of those horror films where things transform before the antagonist's eyes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (V+jJS)

44 You want some fat insida?

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (FZYNt)

45 She's a large girl. Roomy.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (/tuJf)

46 She's as flat as Marco Rubio's balding head.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (r9UYA)

47 To be fair, she does have nice muscle tone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (CSNuj)

48 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted

Did he have a neighbor named Clinton?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 09:57 AM (Boy/L)

49 It has now been revealed that Faticida was the inventor of the cold-shoulder look.

Even she was not impressed, looks like.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (JJZzu)

50 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted


Hah. The Knight of the Short, uh, Knight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (CSNuj)

51 All seriousness aside, CBD thanks for the Art Thread. Its the only culture I get. Even if it's littered with fat chicks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (Zmczq)

52
The Statue of Liberty, on a break.


LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

53 And that ... Ladies and Gentlemen ... is what I call A Maine Girl.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (fiGNd)

54 Tesla(TSLA) down 5 percent at open.


Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (r9UYA)

55 She's fit and attractive enough, actually. Get her to sit up with some good posture, and drape the wrap on her so it doesn't look like someone unceremoniously dumped a laundry hamper over her head.

Alas though, the deal-killer is the soul-killing look of disaffected disdain on her face. If that's how she sees her man, he's doomed before he even begins.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (QzJWU)

56 It has now been revealed that Faticida was the inventor of the cold-shoulder look.



For which she should be shot. I hate that look.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

57 It's no Henry Barger.

Posted by: Zod at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

58 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted, and had no children to pass along the title. I think it still holds the record among European aristocracy too.
Posted by: Kris



One Knight stand?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (epWkE)

59 39 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted, and had no children to pass along the title. I think it still holds the record among European aristocracy too.
Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

Correction... He was already a knight. He was a Baron for a day.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

60 Watching Oprah, Waiting for Brunch.

Or: Watching Paint Dry, Part II.

Posted by: ro-man at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (RuIsu)

61 He died the day after being knighted

sounds ironic

Posted by: Alanis Morissette at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

62 If we are quiet maybe the troll will stay in the last thread..

Posted by: steevy at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (LiyEm)

63 Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Democratic Party!

Posted by: David Hoggfuhrer at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (dlwIY)

64 For which she should be shot. I hate that look.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)
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You and me both, grammie. It has hung on way too long.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (JJZzu)

65 Looked him up, only one work of his do I recognize. He's rather... meh. Does seem to like the ladies with some ham on their bones.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:00 AM (cY3LT)

66 This captured the moment when she told Bill Clinton to come back when his dick grew up.

Posted by: Lady Kristol in his motorized canoe at July 23, 2018 10:01 AM (yhf6w)

67 Perplexing, the whole thing, including the expression on her face.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (fuK7c)

Fatum is fate in Latin. But the rest of it is beyond my high school latin.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 10:01 AM (wYseH)

68 Not too keen on the wardrobe, but I love the "bitch, please" look on her face.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 23, 2018 10:01 AM (AM1GF)

69 52
The Statue of Liberty, on a break.

LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

Seconded.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 23, 2018 10:01 AM (Zmczq)

70 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history

I was in the pool! I WAS IN THE POOL!

Posted by: Sir Frederick Leighton at July 23, 2018 10:02 AM (CSNuj)

71 I guarantee you that chic can drive a golf-ball 250. Minimum.

Bats clean-up on the Pride Bar Softball Team.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:02 AM (fiGNd)

72 One Knight stand?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM



Damn. Well played. Beat me too it.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:02 AM (0tfLf)

73 For which she should be shot. I hate that look.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)


only reprimanded. Now if she goes "wow" in that fake disbelieving voice, that calls for banishment.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 23, 2018 10:03 AM (2K6fY)

74 One Knight stand?
Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (epWkE)

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Made me laugh out loud. Glad know one else was in the office!

Posted by: Blake - used elite salesman at July 23, 2018 10:03 AM (qC1Sy)

75 I get from the look.

"You are shitting me right?"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 23, 2018 10:03 AM (Zmczq)

76 Her colostomy bag is in there somewhere.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:03 AM (X/Cr2)

77 Man ... if that Ho' got outta' line ... I'd just be like ... whatever.

Posted by: Ike Turner at July 23, 2018 10:03 AM (fiGNd)

78 Although known as a painter, he produced one (or two depending on who you ask) sculpture in his lifetime.

Athlete Wrestling a Python

https://tinyurl.com/yaykbq4b

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

79 Fatum is fate in Latin.


Faticida, the death of fate or the killing of fate? The olive branches that were offered to her bound in ribbon have been cast on the floor.

She's rejecting an overture of peace.

This is wild-assed speculation, but I always need to start with a theory if only to have it proven wrong.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (fuK7c)

80 "Those dishes in the sink aren't gonna clean themselves, you know."

Posted by: GuyfromNH at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (Gs5TH)

81 New narrative. The Toronto Guman was "disturbed".

Well, yeah. Of course. They always are. But that wasn't his motive.

No name or materially verifiable motive yet. Only Lefty narratives and gun control pleas.

Posted by: Marcus T, Unimpressed at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (q6u2X)

82 Take the sheet with you and you do not need to make up the bad.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (JFO2v)

83 71 71 I guarantee you that chic can drive a golf-ball 250. Minimum.

Bats clean-up on the Pride Bar Softball Team.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:02 AM (fiGNd)

But how far can she queef it?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (UnA8+)

84 The Statue of Liberty, on a break.

LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:58 AM (lwiT4)

Well the guy who did the SOL was named Frederic.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (V+jJS)

85 She's a brick house. She's mighty-mighty, jus' lettin' it all hang out.

Posted by: Zod at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (Bdeb0)

86 So THOSE are Kate Winslet's Boobs...

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (0tfLf)

87 In looking at the painting, the artist appears to have done a great job with the hands, which seems to be the weak point of most artists.

Posted by: Blake - used elite salesman at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (qC1Sy)

88 "Those dishes in the sink aren't gonna clean themselves, you know."
Posted by: GuyfromNH at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (Gs5TH)
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The dish towel on her head lends a nice touch.



Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:06 AM (JJZzu)

89 Athlete Wrestling a Python

https://tinyurl.com/yaykbq4b
Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (OyyDO)


You call that a python, brother ? Here's a set of 24" pythons brother !!! What's ya' gonna' do, when Hulkamania runs wild on you, brother.

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at July 23, 2018 10:06 AM (fiGNd)

90 Although known as a painter, he produced one (or two depending on who you ask) sculpture in his lifetime.


That looks ancient Greek, and thus derivative. I mean, not a style of his own.

But there is something sculptural about the heft of our girl Faticida here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:06 AM (fuK7c)

91 78 Athlete Wrestling a Python

https://tinyurl.com/yaykbq4b

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

He wasn't quite savvy enough to wrestle a C++

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:07 AM (UnA8+)

92 n looking at the painting, the artist appears to have done a great job with the hands, which seems to be the weak point of most artists.
Posted by: Blake - used elite salesman at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (qC1Sy)
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That's to make up for the feet, which appear to be encased in stockings.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:07 AM (JJZzu)

93 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 23, 2018 10:07 AM (dCtre)

94 In looking at the painting, the artist appears to have done a great job with the hands, which seems to be the weak point of most artists.
Posted by: Blake - used elite salesman at July 23, 2018 10:05 AM (qC1Sy)


Feet look like breaded veal cutlets.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM (cY3LT)

95 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 23, 2018 10:07 AM (dCtre)
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It does kind of look like a burial shroud.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM (JJZzu)

96 My interpretation:

"Mere mortal, I am unimpressed with your feeble attempts to avoid the inevitable."

Posted by: mrp at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM (Pqytn)

97 Don't know about sculptural ... but certainly gravitational.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:09 AM (fiGNd)

98 89 You call that a python, brother ? Here's a set of 24" pythons brother !!! What's ya' gonna' do, when Hulkamania runs wild on you, brother.

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at July 23, 2018 10:06 AM (fiGNd)

Sue Your Ass for 75% of what you're worth and continue to make for the rest of your life.

Posted by: Hulk Hogan's Goldbricking Ex-Wife at July 23, 2018 10:09 AM (UnA8+)

99 That's one big damn girl.

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at July 23, 2018 10:09 AM (fiGNd)

100 It does kind of look like a burial shroud.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM (JJZzu)

20 bucks says dems will run her when she is dead and buried.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 23, 2018 10:09 AM (JFO2v)

101
It's good to be Queen ... but that's no excuse to go sloven.
Posted by: illiniwek

When you're Queen, you don't have to give a sheet.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 09:55 AM (epWkE)







Check out that look on her face. You're not getting a blanket pardon out of that chick.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 23, 2018 10:09 AM (veoSD)

102
Looks like she could be watching CNN

Posted by: Sphynx at July 23, 2018 10:10 AM (rXie1)

103 Check out that look on her face. You're not getting a blanket pardon out of that chick.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Well, that's because she's wearing it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 10:10 AM (epWkE)

104 100 It does kind of look like a burial shroud.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM (JJZzu)


Ouch!

Bluebell straight for the jugular. 'Ettes show no quarter.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 23, 2018 10:10 AM (dCtre)

105 Is fatacida the same thing as fat shaming?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 23, 2018 10:10 AM (nBr1j)

106
She was disappointed in my worm.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 23, 2018 10:11 AM (rXie1)

107 Looks like she could be watching CNN
Posted by: Sphynx at July 23, 2018 10:10 AM (rXie1)

Or listening to a left winger and thinking: " And your point"?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:11 AM (Lg2h/)

108 95 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 23, 2018 10:07 AM (dCtre)
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It does kind of look like a burial shroud.


Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 10:08 AM



When I read the first part, I was thinking Hillz should ever look do good...Fatacida isn't bad looking.
And then I read the second part...and there goes the tea onto the keyboard.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:12 AM (0tfLf)

109 There must be an interesting story behind this one, but damned if I know what it is.

Posted by: rickl at July 23, 2018 10:12 AM (xjiRE)

110 I think from the look on her face she is wondering 'now how did I get here posing for this? Did he slip me a roofie?'

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (smCLJ)

111 Fat Icida : The Originally Trigglypuff?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (UnA8+)

112 The struggling Daily News is expected to begin another massive round of layoffs on Monday, The Post has learned.

The cuts at the teetering tabloid, which some insiders feared would range as high as 70 percent of staff


Gee so maybe going left wing crazy wasn't the best idea?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (Lg2h/)

113 The Last Refuge on the Wolfe-Watkins FISA document leak. ("Unrolled" twitter thread.)

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/
1021245439427907586.html

Posted by: andycanuck at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (Evws/)

114 90 Although known as a painter, he produced one (or two depending on who you ask) sculpture in his lifetime.


That looks ancient Greek, and thus derivative. I mean, not a style of his own.

But there is something sculptural about the heft of our girl Faticida here.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:06 AM (fuK7c)

Yeah. Academic art at this time is very derivative. That was one of the major issues Modernists had with it.

Here's a self-portrait of Leighton in front of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon. He's is literally telling us his work pays homage to ancient Greece.

https://tinyurl.com/yb68q4k8

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (OyyDO)

115 She's watching the Kardassians and wondering why those butts get famous and not hers.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM (PbH71)

116 There must be an interesting story behind this one, but damned if I know what it is.

Posted by: rickl at July 23, 2018 10:12 AM (xjiRE)


Not really ... some smart-ass ordered a couple Gladiator Strippers for the first Lilith Fair after party.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM (fiGNd)

117 80 "Those dishes in the sink aren't gonna clean themselves, you know."
Posted by: GuyfromNH

I'll get to it after the cross burning

Posted by: Faticida at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM (Bdeb0)

118 It's a day that ends in y. Another Hollyweird producer has fantasy baby rape video.

These degenerate fucks need a very slow and painful death. Dan Harmon this time.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM (X/Cr2)

119 Coming soon to theaters in 2019, Hillary Cliton as The Mummy Dearest!.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:15 AM (smCLJ)

120 Not really ... some smart-ass ordered a couple Gladiator Strippers for the first Lilith Fair after party.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM



And she's sitting there thinking, "I paid for a Maximus and this is what I get???"

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:16 AM (0tfLf)

121 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.

If by "rocking," you mean "hitting the bricks like a dropped bag of dog chow," then yes.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

122 Florida not helping fight gun control proponents when they don't charge a guy that shot another guy after being pushed down . They cite the stand your ground law. In the mean time the Oklahoma pharmacist is still serving a life sentence for shooting an armed robber.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 10:16 AM (V+jJS)

123 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.

The Tunic fits to tight for The FAB

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:16 AM (Lg2h/)

124 Poor little Fattycida. Here she is sweating out those doughnuts she scarfed down last night. And the 2 pounds of bacon that morning. And the Haagen-Daz she ate at 2 in the morning. What a girl has to do to sell the cow!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 23, 2018 10:17 AM (9BLnV)

125 Feet look like breaded veal cutlets.
Posted by: BurtTC

Go on......

Posted by: Michael Moore at July 23, 2018 10:17 AM (FTlwv)

126 Here's a self-portrait of Leighton in front of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon. He's is literally telling us his work pays homage to ancient Greece.


Oh, cool. I was just looking at pictures of Trajan's Column yesterday and the friezes looked like that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

127 "Oh no ,you didn't"

Posted by: steevy at July 23, 2018 10:19 AM (LiyEm)

128 Didn't Carter Page work for the FBI as an informant?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:19 AM (Lg2h/)

129 From that self portrait it looks like he is trying to rock that Zeus meets Hugh Hefner look.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:20 AM (smCLJ)

130 Yes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:20 AM (X/Cr2)

131 I say this only half tongue-in-cheek, but I expect Hillary to be rocking this look soon.

If by "rocking," you mean "hitting the bricks like a dropped bag of dog chow," then yes.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 10:16 AM (Boy/L)

I guess I've been noticing lately that they dress Hillary up in shapeless oversized garb that looks repurposed.

The housecoats that look like they are made from couch cushion covers, the dress that looks like it was made from a tablecloth, the coats that appear to be made from old drapes.

I saw this and thought "Well I guess they could just wrap her up in the bed sheets next."

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 23, 2018 10:20 AM (dCtre)

132 "Moooooo."

--Faticida

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:21 AM (UnA8+)

133 Sen Ocasio Cortez (Dem-Soc, NY), 2033.

Posted by: George LeS at July 23, 2018 10:21 AM (59GGI)

134 Here's a self-portrait of Leighton in front of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon. He's is literally telling us his work pays homage to ancient Greece.

In Weird But True news ... saw an article on the airplane about a very small segment of the population that have some kind of psychosomatic reaction to - of all things - The Golden Ratio.

This is a problem ... since The Golden Ratio is used in architecture both ancient and modern, and can be found all the time in nature.

Anyway - people that get this have spontaneous headaches. The article called it ... Brain Frieze.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:21 AM (fiGNd)

135 Dog-paw feet on that ottoman. What happened to Faticida's Fido?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (2NqXo)

136 It's a day that ends in y. Another Hollyweird producer has fantasy baby rape video.

These degenerate fucks need a very slow and painful death. Dan Harmon this time.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:14 AM (X/Cr2)


Where are you seeing this?

Harmon is the Rick and Morty guy. Before that, Community.

Rick and Morty is about was weird as it gets. So it wouldn't shock me to see some shock humor with his name on it. As with Gunn though, I'm not jumping on the "burn the witch" bandwagon, until there's something substantial.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (cY3LT)

137 *checks news*

Unattended beach umbrella impales and kills woman on Maryland beach...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (smCLJ)

138 Alternative Title:


"A Back-Over-250 Lena Dunham Contemplates Her Next Meal"

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (jjaLl)

139 This painting reminds me so much of the "Circe" by John Williams Waterhouse, which we've had here a few times. But more laid back.

Posted by: m at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (CwOPz)

140 39 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted, and had no children to pass along the title. I think it still holds the record among European aristocracy too.
Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)



Not a day after he was knighted, but a day after he was made a baron. He was already a knight, but knights aren't peers.

Posted by: George LeS at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (59GGI)

141 Who attends a beach umbrella?

Posted by: steevy at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (LiyEm)

142 135 Dog-paw feet on that ottoman. What happened to Faticida's Fido?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 23, 2018 10:22 AM (2NqXo)

"Fava Beans and a nice Chianti. Thp-thp-thp-thp."

--Faticida

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (UnA8+)

143 She doesn't look fat to me. She's slouching and has a sheet draped over her. No one is going to look svelte under those conditions.

Something is off about her right leg. But then, my artistic skills are nil, so...

On the #walkaway topic, one of the advice blogs I read, which is hard, hard left, has been exhorting people to vote. It just occurred to me that this sudden uptick in electioneering may be related to #walkaway. Hmm...

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (DuAci)

144 Sen Ocasio Cortez (Dem-Soc, NY), 2033.
Posted by: George LeS at July 23, 2018 10:21 AM (59GGI)

Ever see the movie "Escape From NY"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (Lg2h/)

145 I cannot tell whether the feet are painted horribly or her feet were just that terrible in real life.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 23, 2018 10:24 AM (ppBhU)

146 39 Sir Fredric Leighton had the shortest peerage in British history... one day. He died the day after being knighted, and had no children to pass along the title. I think it still holds the record among European aristocracy too.
Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

A hard day's knight

Posted by: Faticida at July 23, 2018 10:24 AM (Bdeb0)

147
Here's a self-portrait of Leighton in front of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon. He's is literally telling us his work pays homage to ancient Greece.

https://tinyurl.com/yb68q4k8
Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:13 AM (OyyDO)


Wow! At that link you can click on his paintings and make them a jigsaw puzzle. Including this one.

Posted by: rickl at July 23, 2018 10:24 AM (xjiRE)

148 Faticida's dress by Omar the Tentmaker.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 23, 2018 10:25 AM (2NqXo)

149

I'd hit it...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 23, 2018 10:25 AM (mPeei)

150 I read the title of the painting and I was already laughing in anticipation of the horde response. I hope Muldoon is here.

Posted by: Goodwife Cleo at July 23, 2018 10:25 AM (DMcz+)

151 I was gonna ask if that was Bluebell waiting for her hair to dry, but then I realized that I don't want an extra belly button.

Posted by: JT at July 23, 2018 10:25 AM (XGdzL)

152 From that self portrait it looks like he is trying to rock that Zeus meets Hugh Hefner look.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:20 AM (smCLJ)


I'm expecting him to say "stay thirsty, my friends."

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:26 AM (cY3LT)

153 Enough folds to hide plenty of spiders

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:27 AM (Bdeb0)

154 The Dan Harmon story is at BB.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:27 AM (X/Cr2)

155 I'm going through the site that hosts his self-portrait and viewing all his works.

He must have kept painting until the end of his life, because they range from neo-classical to, what, art nouveau?

It's all very mannered, though. Calculated. I don't see any looseness in this guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:28 AM (fuK7c)

156 With that "head resting on the fingertips" pose, she reminds me of a more manly version of Bill Kristol....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 23, 2018 10:28 AM (jjaLl)

157 The date on this work is 1894. That is a similar era as our Statue of Liberty. Different countries, sure, but Academicism was a universal concept. Our Lady is modern classicism done right, however. The Academic influences on culture is breathing its last at this time. It would lose any power it had left after WWI, although the Nazis and Communists would try to revive it.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:28 AM (OyyDO)

158 151 I was gonna ask if that was Bluebell waiting for her hair to dry, but then I realized that I don't want an extra belly button.

Posted by: JT at July 23, 2018 10:25 AM



Smart move. Rumor has it her shiv cuts three ways: Deep, Wide, and Often.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:28 AM (0tfLf)

159 I've seen that look... It's almost identical to the one I get from the Grumpy Grandma whenever I mention converting the basement to a man cave with a cigar humidor, a bar, leather Morrison seats and a 75 inch flat screen TV.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 23, 2018 10:29 AM (i0ykY)

160 Deep, Wide, and Often.
Posted by: Diogenes

You called?

Posted by: Stormy Daniels at July 23, 2018 10:30 AM (Bdeb0)

161 61 He died the day after being knighted

sounds ironic

Posted by: Alanis Morissette
---------
10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife
Meeting the man of your dreams...
and his beautiful wife.

Isn't it ironic, don't ya think...

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (mfjYD)

162 This story says that Peter Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, was promoted to deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division (which makes prosecution recommendations to DOJ for financial crimes) just hours after investigators in NY started looking at the Hillary e-mails found on Weiner's laptop, many of which are believed to relate to Clinton Foundation financial crimes.

If this is true, it's mighty convenient.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8b86as

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (fqUgw)

163 Does this painter's tarp make my butt look fat?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (9nxXn)

164
Crude, rude, lewd, bad attitude!

*******


Lass with 'tude - a limerick

The Morons reacted with anger
To the chick with monotonous languor
But all of them say
At the end of the day
Like a screen door, heck yeah, I'd bang 'er.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (lLoBm)

165 159 I've seen that look... It's almost identical to the one I get from the Grumpy Grandma whenever I mention converting the basement to a man cave with a cigar humidor, a bar, leather Morrison seats and a 75 inch flat screen TV.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 23, 2018 10:29 AM



You just described my buddy's boat...his wife gave him the same look. Hence, the 16 foot Bayliner, only it just has a 32 inch screen. But he made up for it with the bar.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (0tfLf)

166 For comparison, Alma-Tadema "A Reading from Homer"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8jlsn4c

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (smCLJ)

167 I get the feeling that she's about to reach for the remote.

Posted by: goon at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (PEcU2)

168 She is not oppressed.

Posted by: BignJames at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (0+nbW)

169 Damn...26 foot Bayliner.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (0tfLf)

170 56 It has now been revealed that Faticida was the inventor of the cold-shoulder look. For which she should be shot. I hate that look.Posted by: grammie winger at July 23, 2018 09:59 AM (lwiT4)

Me, too. I've seen exactly one person who could carry it off, and she's gorgeous and looks great in everything.

Posted by: Goodwife Cleo at July 23, 2018 10:33 AM (DMcz+)

171
"My name is Ali Watkins. And I'm here to trade pussy for intel scoops."

Posted by: Sphynx at July 23, 2018 10:33 AM (rXie1)

172 This story says that Peter Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, was promoted to deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division



Is she still with that POS?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 10:33 AM (epWkE)

173 This story says that Peter Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, was promoted to deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division (which makes prosecution recommendations to DOJ for financial crimes) just hours after investigators in NY started looking at the Hillary e-mails found on Weiner's laptop, many of which are believed to relate to Clinton Foundation financial crimes.

If this is true, it's mighty convenient.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8b86as

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (fqUgw)

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

Their carelessness and outright contemp for the process shows how convinced they were that she was going to win.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 23, 2018 10:34 AM (b3Pum)

174 126 Here's a self-portrait of Leighton in front of the Panathenaic Frieze from the Parthenon. He's is literally telling us his work pays homage to ancient Greece.


Oh, cool. I was just looking at pictures of Trajan's Column yesterday and the friezes looked like that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:17 AM (fuK7c)


The Parthenon is the single most influential building in Western history, if not world history. As simple as it looks, it is a really complex piece of architecture. Just the art historical concepts alone could fill an entire class lecture. A great introductory video is NOVA's "Secrets of the Parthenon".

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:34 AM (OyyDO)

175 402
New England as a whole wouldn't be missed.



Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 08:45 AM (r9UYA)



It certainly wouldn't be missed by the people who you know- DIED. It
would be missed by the friends and family of people like MPPPP and
RedMindBlueState and others who care about them.



You know what I wouldn't miss?-These equivalent of "let's nuke em call" or "I hope these states just disappear" comments

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 23, 2018 10:04 AM (AllCR)



Yeah!!! What She Said!

Posted by: New England Fall Foliage at July 23, 2018 10:34 AM (ymnmz)

176 That's a whole lotta woman.
mac :]

Posted by: macbrooks at July 23, 2018 10:34 AM (g4/WY)

177 I would know that "yea right, bullshit" look a mile away

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:35 AM (Bdeb0)

178 Not a day after he was knighted, but a day after he was made a baron.


*******


Oh, so he probably died from the disappointment of not being able to have children.


What?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 23, 2018 10:36 AM (lLoBm)

179 This story says that Peter Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, was promoted to deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division (which makes prosecution recommendations to DOJ for financial crimes) just hours after investigators in NY started looking at the Hillary e-mails found on Weiner's laptop, many of which are believed to relate to Clinton Foundation financial crimes.

If this is true, it's mighty convenient.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8b86as

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (fqUgw)

Another marriage of convenience or she likes being a door mat and cheated on?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:36 AM (Lg2h/)

180 An entire tribe of Bedouins could hide in her robes.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 23, 2018 10:36 AM (2NqXo)

181 Some (former intel) guy, (sorry, I forget who) made a strong point about Trump's lawyer and his recording of Trump. Since the lawyer gets to choose what parts of the recording gets released. he can select parts that seem more damaging to Trump, but (perhaps) withhold the part where Trump says "Oh no way I want to do that, it would be illegal and unethical".

We already saw the FBI has done that in redacting things that were "embarrassing" (likely illegal) to them, when it had nothing to do with sources and methods.

That corrupt withholding of evidence should itself be a criminal act. they claim to be complying, but in fact redacted the smoking guns under the lie that "sources and methods must be protected", when they aren't using the "ongoing 5 year investigation, can't talk about it". Of course then the fake Mueller inquisition just wraps up all his fellow criminals in his own fake investigation and they all get protected, if not handed immunity outright.

Treason, sedition, whatever ... hand em high. And do it quickly, no releasing the evidence in 25 years, or smashing it all with hammers.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 23, 2018 10:37 AM (bT8Z4)

182 John Belushi's Toga Party date .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 10:37 AM (V+jJS)

183
Is she still with that POS?
Posted by: Blue Hen
_____________

AFAIK. Some speculate that Hodgman was actually the "insurance policy" that Strzok was texting his GF Page about.


https://tinyurl.com/y9cthc8s

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 23, 2018 10:38 AM (fqUgw)

184 That's a man,Baby.

Posted by: Austin Powers at July 23, 2018 10:38 AM (YdakM)

185 Too bad NY is a one party consent State. But I would think that the BAR should have some guidelines to recording a client without their consent.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 10:40 AM (V+jJS)

186 This picture is the least weird thing I fapped to today then discussed with my family.

#FreeJamesGunn

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at July 23, 2018 10:40 AM (zeJnI)

187 Hey, it looks like she knows how to make a decent sandwich. I'd hit her.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:40 AM (Bdeb0)

188 For comparison, Alma-Tadema "A Reading from Homer"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8jlsn4c


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:32 AM (smCLJ)


I like Alma-Tadema.

Here's a picture that's not as interesting as I thought it would be - a 1791 portrait of the actress Dorothea Jordan, mistress of the future King William IV:

https://tinyurl.com/ydcv33lx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 10:41 AM (kqsXK)

189
Yeah!!! What She Said!
Posted by: New England Fall Foliage


The oaks are just too lofty and they grab up all the light.

Posted by: The Maples at July 23, 2018 10:41 AM (IqV8l)

190 The Dan Harmon story is at BB.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 23, 2018 10:27 AM (X/Cr2)


Ok, the story is rather clear. He made a video, which was apparently a parody of the show, Dexter, in that this was supposed to be a promo for a new show called Darryl. But instead of being a serial killer, like Dexter, Darryl is a baby raper.

Funny?

Maybe not, but again, until we see a pattern, I'm going to assume it's possible Harmon is only doing what he does, which is push the boundaries of comedy.

If pedo jokes are going to be the new rayciss, then I'm sure lots of other comedians are going to get caught up in this. Some deserving, perhaps. Others, not.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:41 AM (cY3LT)

191 Good G-D why is harf wit still on TV. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:42 AM (Lg2h/)

192 185 Too bad NY is a one party consent State. But I would think that the BAR should have some guidelines to recording a client without their consent.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp

NY is a 2 party consent state. So there is some question to if the recordings were even legal in the first place.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:42 AM (Bdeb0)

193 "Why," she thinks, "is there never anything worth watching on TV?"

This was from the early days, before cable. Or clothes.

Good day, y'all.

I am having trouble getting myself in a frame of mind to go outside and continue dirty sweaty yard work I started yestermorn. Once I'm at it, I'm okay. It's getting to it that's tough. One more cup of coffee first...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - artistically at July 23, 2018 10:43 AM (macz7)

194 >>Another marriage of convenience or she likes being a door mat and cheated on?

The story is true and has been known for a while. His wife was also a big Hillary supporter.

Just going to say again there is zero evidence of an actual affair other than a story that was first written by one of the people that Strzok and Page are believed to have used in the media when they wanted to plant a story.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at July 23, 2018 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

195 AP story says woman impaled by beach umbrella does not have life threatening injuries, thankfully.

Then again, it is AP so who you gonna believe.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 23, 2018 10:43 AM (FTlwv)

196 The Parthenon is the single most influential building ... if not world history"

Sure thing.

Posted by: The Great Pyramid and Sphinx at July 23, 2018 10:44 AM (6qErC)

197 Who is stupid? Marie Harf? Juan Williams? Who are we to judge, when, at an early age, they were both dropped on their coconut.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 23, 2018 10:44 AM (xzqr4)

198 She a great big fat person ?

Posted by: Buffalo Bill at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (W4LFA)

199 185
Too bad NY is a one party consent State. But I would think that the BAR
should have some guidelines to recording a client without their
consent.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 10:40 AM (V+jJS


Doesn't matter what NY law is. Federal law prohibits recoding communications secretly.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (mpXpK)

200 MPPPP that poor woman seems mad as a hatter with that millinery travesty and that smile... and what is she doing with those snippers? On second thought don't want to know.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (smCLJ)

201 AP story says woman impaled by beach umbrella does not have life threatening injuries, thankfully.

Then again, it is AP so who you gonna believe.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat


There were two different incidents. One woman was struck in the ankle, the other in the chest. The second case resulted in being evacuated via helicopter.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (epWkE)

202 Papa John's Pizza seem to have a death wish...but then so does their Pizza.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:46 AM (Lg2h/)

203 The Parthenon is the single most influential building ... if not world history"

Sure thing.

Posted by: The Great Pyramid and Sphinx at July 23, 2018 10:44 AM (6qErC)


Whatev, bitches.

Posted by: Home Insurance Building at July 23, 2018 10:46 AM (Boy/L)

204 How many random ugly political dudes do I have to bang to become a regular sock puppet around here?

I mean look at my glasses - I bang A LOT!!!

Posted by: Marie Harf at July 23, 2018 10:47 AM (zeJnI)

205 Someone else rocking the basic white look to good effect. And not a single ottoman in sight.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycvhfwkk

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:47 AM (smCLJ)

206
Posted by: Home Insurance Building

Did you ever have a monkey on your back?

Posted by: Empire State Building at July 23, 2018 10:48 AM (IqV8l)

207 173
This story says that Peter Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, was promoted
to deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division (which makes
prosecution recommendations to DOJ for financial crimes) just hours
after investigators in NY started looking at the Hillary e-mails found
on Weiner's laptop, many of which are believed to relate to Clinton
Foundation financial crimes.



If this is true, it's mighty convenient.



https://tinyurl.com/yc8b86as



Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 23, 2018 10:31 AM (fqUgw)



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



Their carelessness and outright contemp for the process shows how convinced they were that she was going to win.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 23, 2018 10:34 AM (b3Pum)


Wow.....WHAT LUCK!


Another case of a very small handful of people in high positions moving around on the chess board all to serve The Bollard Queen of Chappaqua.

So now it's time to examine her emails too, put the ole boot one her neck and give her the Manafort/Flynn treatment....LOL HAHAHA

It's amnesty, get out of jail free, immunity and a free bowl of soup for her!

LOL

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 23, 2018 10:48 AM (ymnmz)

208
Just going to say again there is zero evidence of an actual affair other than a story that was first written by one of the people that Strzok and Page are believed to have used in the media when they wanted to plant a story.
Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at July 23, 2018 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

Page explained to investigators that the reason was a personal one: The predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses.

??? Sounds like confirmation to me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:48 AM (Lg2h/)

209 dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

210 AP story says woman impaled by beach umbrella does not have life threatening injuries, thankfully.

Then again, it is AP so who you gonna believe.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat


To sort this out. We need Marie Harf to interview the beach umbrella.

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 10:49 AM (YdakM)

211 MPPPP that poor woman seems mad as a hatter with that millinery travesty and that smile... and what is she doing with those snippers? On second thought don't want to know.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (smCLJ)


The painting title says she is in the character of the "warrior queen Hippolyte," queen of the Amazons. I did a quick wiki search to see if I could find what play it was, but the only one I found was The Two Noble Kinsmen, which is rather too early for the time frame of the picture.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 10:49 AM (kqsXK)

212 GP has photos of Bill and Hillary having dinner with Harvey Weinstein about 5 weeks after the 2016 election.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 23, 2018 10:49 AM (vg8iE)

213
193 "Why," she thinks, "is there never anything worth watching on TV?"

This was from the early days, before cable.


not that cable is particularly helpful in that regard.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (xGZ+b)

214 Mrs. Peel #143: She doesn't look fat to me. She's slouching and has a sheet draped over her. No one is going to look svelte under those conditions....

I was thinking this also, while reading the fatty comments. I think maybe some Morons must have narrow tastes in women. Narrow, get it, get it?

Even her breasticles are flattened out, so you can't tell what she's got. Needs less drapery and better posing.

Aha! This work is Artist's Model on her Break.

Posted by: mindful webworker - brush in hand worth toucan at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (macz7)

215 I mean look at my glasses - I bang A LOT!!!
Posted by: Marie Harf

Marie, it's not quantity, it's quality. But to give you credit, quantity has a quality of it's own.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (Bdeb0)

216 GP has photos of Bill and Hillary having dinner with Harvey Weinstein about 5 weeks after the 2016 election.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 23, 2018 10:49 AM (vg8iE)

well you can bet the house that even weinstein did not hit on The FAB.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (Lg2h/)

217 Faticida: You're completely helpless, aren't you?

Whistler's White Girl: Aw, gee. I didn't mean it!

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (/qEW2)

218 Someone else rocking the basic white look to good effect. And not a single ottoman in sight.

Yes to the dress, no to the model.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (kqsXK)

219 AP story says woman impaled by beach umbrella does not have life threatening injuries, thankfully.

Then again, it is AP so who you gonna believe.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat


We need a conversation about common sense umbrella control...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (AM1GF)

220 GP has photos of Bill and Hillary having dinner with Harvey Weinstein about 5 weeks after the 2016 election.
Posted by: bicentennialguy




Gorilla Pundit takes photos?

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (zcM+Q)

221 Oh, cool. I was just looking at pictures of Trajan's Column yesterday and the friezes looked like that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

Trajan's column was part of a larger complex known as the Forum of Trajan, which included a basilica, two libraries, the Column, and statues of himself in various triumphal poses.

https://tinyurl.com/y7olb9ya

The Column's frieze is interesting because it give a detailed account of the conquest of Dacia and is one of the best records of Roman military and camp life. It cannot be seen all at once, and the story is mean to unfold like frames in a comic strip. But because of its position in the Forum complex, the entire frieze could not really be read completely, unless with great difficulty. The base of the Column was supposed to be Trajan's tomb but I don't know if his ashes were actually interred there.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (OyyDO)

222 #54 Tesla up 1% since open at 10:52

Posted by: Comrade at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (MlLTr)

223 James Gunn SHOULD NOT have been fired because reasons!

Rosanne SHOULD HAVE been fired because other reasons!

I HAZ DA TRU CON PRINCIPLEZZZZ & DRUMPF IZ DUMMM!

Posted by: Ben Nerd Virgin Shapiro at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (zeJnI)

224 204 I mean look at my glasses - I bang A LOT!!!

Posted by: Marie Harf


can't bang all that much; they're rarely askew.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (NmR1a)

225 Federal law prohibits recoding communications secretly.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (mpXpK)

Nope. Federal law is similar to many state laws....it's one party permission.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 10:52 AM (wYseH)

226 >>Sounds like confirmation to me?

Yes, that was the story they were using and it certainly would help to explain how and why they were sending thousands and thousands of texts to each other like high schoolers.

But we haven't seen anything other than the words of two people who were part of a conspiracy to steal a presidential election. Not one mention of anything remotely like talk between two lovers in the thousands of texts that have been released, no hotel receipts, no nothing.

Maybe they were having an affair and maybe not. I'm going to need more than the words of a couple liars.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 10:52 AM (/tuJf)

227 Page explained to investigators that the reason was a personal one: The predominant reason that we communicated on our work phones was because we were trying to keep our affair a secret from our spouses.

??? Sounds like confirmation to me?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Either these terrible people were conducting and affair AND subverting our government, or they were terrible people who were subverting our government AND using the pretext of an affair as some sort of cover.
The latter version may explain why the spouses are still letting them within range....though the children i the one household are pretty much fucked either way.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 10:52 AM (epWkE)

228 Which is it, Morons? One day this lovely lady is the owner of a svelte and slick caboose and then, 10 minutes later, she is packing a turd cutter of epic and monstorous proportions?

It's like I don't know you at all and then, I do. Which way do I go??

Posted by: Pecan Scandi - Ragnarok Star at July 23, 2018 10:52 AM (8L2ZL)

229 That statue is not an ugly woman. The woman on the right here IS an ugly woman.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (mpXpK)

230 Gorilla Pundit takes photos?
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 23, 2018 10:51 AM (zcM+Q)

He actually runs an entire network channel for the White House.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (JFO2v)

231 Ben Rhodes said that the press was a bunch of 27-year olds who know nothing. But even a 27-year old might remember Hillary's "reset button" and Obama's quip "the 80s called and wants your [cold war opinion] back". The lunatics run the asylum. They have spent twenty years ruining their own credibility, and that's their one and only asset.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (rnAwa)

232 Hey, it's almost that time, where we turn off the news channels, get the Valu Rite out of the freezer, and watch The Price Is Right. Here's Drew!

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (xzqr4)

233 oops left out the link


http://tinyurl.com/yat64p72

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (mpXpK)

234
Paul Sperry

From 2013-2015, Carter Page worked with the FBI to help catch Russian spies. A year later he was supposedly working as "an agent of Russia" and "conspiring with Russia"?

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at July 23, 2018 10:53 AM (y3aQB)

235 Mrs. Peel #143: She doesn't look fat to me. She's slouching and has a sheet draped over her. No one is going to look svelte under those conditions....
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I was thinking this also, while reading the fatty comments. I think maybe some Morons must have narrow tastes in women. Narrow, get it, get it?

Even her breasticles are flattened out, so you can't tell what she's got. Needs less drapery and better posing.

Aha! This work is Artist's Model on her Break.
Posted by: mindful webworker - brush in hand worth toucan at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (macz7)


I think that's basically it. He painted her, as he sees her when she's not "posing" for him. Probably set it up that way, but that's the look we're getting. She's on her break.

If you look at his other work though, his models are not "fat," but they aren't thin either. Amazonian might be an apt description.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:54 AM (cY3LT)

236 Her face doesn't look as "realistic" as the rest of her. Not enough detail. But I do like "the look".

Posted by: hobbitopoly at July 23, 2018 10:54 AM (MX7xj)

237 >>But we haven't seen anything other than the words of two people who were part of a conspiracy to steal a presidential election. Not one mention of anything remotely like talk between two lovers in the thousands of texts that have been released, no hotel receipts, no nothing.


No telltale signs of a more intimate relationship, such as affection, innuendo, inside jokes.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (W+vEI)

238 Hey, it's almost that time, where we turn off the news channels, get the Valu Rite out of the freezer, and watch The Price Is Right. Here's Drew!

Ready.

Posted by: Dillhole That Says One Dollar More at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (Boy/L)

239 Late to the HQ today.

I guess someone has already suggested the subject of the painting could be Bathhouse Barry.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (ptqGC)

240 But I do like "the look".
========

Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah....

She's got The Look

Posted by: Roxette at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (vg8iE)

241 Federal law prohibits recoding communications secretly.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 10:45 AM (mpXpK)

Nope. Federal law is similar to many state laws....it's one party permission.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 10:52 AM (wYseH)


I did what I always do ... I looked it up.

And promptly found contradictory articles. The following, from somebody that sounds all "lawyer-ish" - makes it sound like it's two-party.

https://bit.ly/2uWONWA

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (fiGNd)

242 Early press secretary, fielding questions from press corps complete with antediluvian Jim Acosta.

Posted by: simplemind at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (sElz7)

243 Because it had to be said ...

Girthy!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 23, 2018 10:56 AM (ctuyM)

244 There's an article on American Thinker about media shock that Trump's approval has bumped upwards despite their best efforts.
Guess they've never heard the truism about doing the same thing while expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
It's even a principal of good speaking that changing tone and volume are a necessary part of getting people to listen to you.
Nobody listens to a speaker who does nothing but shriek.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at July 23, 2018 10:56 AM (nBr1j)

245 I was thinking this also, while reading the fatty comments. I think maybe some Morons must have narrow tastes in women.

Well, you know Morons only date supermodels.

I think this is the same model:

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/images/2/11955.jpg

She's a sturdy girl, but not fat.

And it's not as if that's his style and the only kind of girl he drew, he painted some sylphs too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

246 208 ??? Sounds like confirmation to me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:48 AM (Lg2h/)

You know how it is around here. Every Demoncrat (and RINO) is either gay or trans in the Eyes of the Horde.

Nothing will prove a hetero relationship.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 10:57 AM (UnA8+)

247 215
I mean look at my glasses - I bang A LOT!!!

Posted by: Marie Harf



Marie, it's not quantity, it's quality. But to give you credit, quantity has a quality of it's own.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (Bdeb0)


----
She's a hog night candidate at best.

Posted by: BluesFish at July 23, 2018 10:58 AM (OpmCk)

248 Buttonless world problems.

Posted by: DaveA at July 23, 2018 10:58 AM (FhXTo)

249 >>No telltale signs of a more intimate relationship, such as affection, innuendo, inside jokes.

And it sounds like Page may have rolled just a day after her supposed lover stonewalled congress.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 10:58 AM (/tuJf)

250 There's an article on American Thinker about media shock that Trump's approval has bumped upwards despite their best efforts.

Funny how some can separate actions from alternate BS reality, huh?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 10:59 AM (Boy/L)

251 >>She's a hog night candidate at best.
Posted by: BluesFish at July 23, 2018 10:58 AM (OpmCk)

Suggested edit: She's a hogtie candidate at best.

Posted by: Zod at July 23, 2018 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)

252 he painted some sylphs too.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Wouldn't penicillin work better?

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:59 AM (Bdeb0)

253 Because it had to be said ...

Girthy!
Posted by: Duncanthrax


THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

/BEN R

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 10:59 AM (YdakM)

254 Uhhh...who changed the painting and why?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 11:00 AM (Boy/L)

255

EM PAPPARDELLE FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 23, 2018 11:00 AM (mPeei)

256 I was thinking this also, while reading the fatty comments. I think maybe some Morons must have narrow tastes in women.

At this point, I'll take any woman who doesn't run away.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (kqsXK)

257 media shock that Trump's approval has bumped upwards despite their best efforts.

Hate to tell them, but 'despite' is not the right word.

Posted by: t-bird at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (NAs56)

258 NY is a 2 party consent state. So there is some question to if the recordings were even legal in the first place.
Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:42 AM (Bdeb0)

I don't think that's correct.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (V+jJS)

259
If you look at his other work though, his models are not "fat," but they aren't thin either. Amazonian might be an apt description.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 23, 2018 10:54 AM (cY3LT)

The canvas puts on 84 lbs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (JFO2v)

260 The Column's frieze is interesting because it give a detailed account of the conquest of Dacia and is one of the best records of Roman military and camp life. It cannot be seen all at once, and the story is mean to unfold like frames in a comic strip. But because of its position in the Forum complex, the entire frieze could not really be read completely, unless with great difficulty.


I was there in January. At first, looking at how the story spirals up around the column to a point where it can't be made out I thought it was a vanity-of-emperors thing. A story meant to be told only to the gods.

It turns out that it was the center of a galleria. There were three or four stories of shops built all around it and it could be seen and "read" in its entirety from the various levels.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

261 Above the fog is a whole new world....and person

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (epWkE)

262 Now I see what you guys are talking about. I had a hiker above a sea of fag.

Posted by: t-bird at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (NAs56)

263 Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (YdakM)

264 AP story says woman impaled by beach umbrella does not have life threatening injuries, thankfully.

Then again, it is AP so who you gonna believe.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat


The woman who was impaled by the beach umbrella 9 months ago has delivered a baby boy today.

He's been named Sonofabeach.

Posted by: AP at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (ctuyM)

265 254 Uhhh...who changed the painting and why?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 23, 2018 11:00 AM (Boy/L)

Yeah. Wasn't she leaning forward, facing the viewer?

Posted by: josephistan at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (7HtZB)

266 >>>215 I mean look at my glasses - I bang A LOT!!!
Posted by: Marie Harf

Marie, it's not quantity, it's quality. But to give you credit, quantity has a quality of it's own.
Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 10:50 AM (Bdeb0)
________
Ok. What if I do Michelle O?

I heard xer's hung like an elderly walrus's tusk and from the bulge in xer pants dancing on Ellen - it looks to be true!

High quality, yes?

Posted by: Marie Harf at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (zeJnI)

267 241 I did what I always do ... I looked it up.



And promptly found contradictory articles. The following, from
somebody that sounds all "lawyer-ish" - makes it sound like it's
two-party.



https://bit.ly/2uWONWA

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 10:55 AM (fiGNd)


So did I. The communications privacy act of 1986 forbids it. Remember, that was the wire tap law that was modified when someone recorded a Newt Gingrich cell phone call and published it on the internet.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (mpXpK)

268 NY is a 2 party consent state. So there is some question to if the recordings were even legal in the first place.

Right, because rules matter when trying to get Trump.

Also, there is this thing called attorney client privilege. Oh, and investigators aren't supposed to leak.

Posted by: blaster at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (UsFoH)

269 Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?
Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (YdakM)

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

I now see a larger version of the same painting.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (b3Pum)

270 Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (YdakM)

You are losing it.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (wYseH)

271 Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?
Posted by: X-ray

You want this crowd to answer that question? Brave, very brave.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:04 AM (Bdeb0)

272 We're gonna need a bigger Hoyer lift.

Posted by: Corona at July 23, 2018 11:04 AM (MceDl)

273 Paul Sperry

From 2013-2015, Carter Page worked with the FBI to help catch Russian spies. A year later he was supposedly working as "an agent of Russia" and "conspiring with Russia"?


More like March 2016 he was a witness in the conviction of said Russian and in October 2016 he was being pegged as the fall guy.

Posted by: DanMan at July 23, 2018 11:05 AM (QMG5F)

274 OMG! My eyes!

Hillary giving a talk wearing a....mumu?


https://tinyurl.com/y7y6quol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 23, 2018 11:05 AM (ptqGC)

275 Now I see what you guys are talking about. I had a hiker above a sea of fag.

Posted by: t-bird at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (NAs56)

Not true. Get your eyes checked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:05 AM (wYseH)

276 Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?
Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:02 AM (YdakM)


Yes it did. Man with his back to us on the cliffs, contemplating the sea.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 23, 2018 11:06 AM (/qEW2)

277
And it sounds like Page may have rolled just a day after her supposed lover stonewalled congress.

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Could be that the 'affair' was really a criminal conspiracy and they were depending on being given a pass because it was 'personal' rather than a criminal conspiracy.



Posted by: mustbequantum at July 23, 2018 11:06 AM (MIKMs)

278 Ok. What if I do Michelle O?

I heard xer's hung like an elderly walrus's tusk and from the bulge in xer pants dancing on Ellen - it looks to be true!

High quality, yes?
Posted by: Marie Harf

Bravely going where no man has gone before. But no, not quality.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

279 I look at the painting and see Obama in Man Country, contemplating his run for the WH.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 23, 2018 11:06 AM (ptqGC)

280 I was there in January. At first, looking at how the story spirals up around the column to a point where it can't be made out I thought it was a vanity-of-emperors thing. A story meant to be told only to the gods.

It turns out that it was the center of a galleria. There were three or four stories of shops built all around it and it could be seen and "read" in its entirety from the various levels.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

Interesting. I have never seen it and can only go by what I read and saw in pictures and diagrams. It's definitely a vanity project as all imperial art is.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 11:07 AM (OyyDO)

281 I could be wrong, but I'm in the camp that believes that Strzok and Page were indeed having an affair. Just because we haven't seen any lovey-dovey messages - for which I am grateful - doesn't mean they don't exist. I would think the only text messages released would be ones pertinent to the investigation.

Or, it's possible they didn't communicate in that manner via text message because they were on FBI phones. I know, I know, but I think it would be more embarrassing to them to be found having an affair in the FBI than to have discussions about meetings within the FBI, no matter the purpose.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:07 AM (JJZzu)

282 I don't think that's correct.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:01 AM (V+jJS)

Facts are secondary to high dudgeon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:08 AM (wYseH)

283 144 Sen Ocasio Cortez (Dem-Soc, NY), 2033.
Posted by: George LeS at July 23, 2018 10:21 AM (59GGI)

Ever see the movie "Escape From NY"
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 10:23 AM (Lg2h/)

Of course. My wife had a crush on Kurt Russell when she was a kid. Sort of like Annette for me. Disney was better then.

Posted by: George LeS at July 23, 2018 11:08 AM (59GGI)

284 X-Ray, t-bird, we're like the squatchers. We can't expect these snooty, sneering elitist schmucks to believe what we have seen. But we know.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 23, 2018 11:09 AM (/qEW2)

285 #42 - LO frickn' L-----Threadwinner...

THIS is one of the many reasons why I come here.......

Posted by: misslurk"ette at July 23, 2018 11:09 AM (GDpRb)

286 Hogs you say? Let's ask Circe.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd4r3cqu

This is an uncredited illustration is found on page 287 of The Universal Anthology Vol. 2 1899. Only one thousand complete sets were printed.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 23, 2018 11:09 AM (smCLJ)

287 Well, folks. Apparently I have to do work to justify a pay check. Who knew.

See y'all tomorrow.

Posted by: Kris at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (OyyDO)

288 Also, I find it hard to believe that both of them would be willing to put their families through the embarrassment of having a phony affair splashed throughout the media.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (JJZzu)

289 281 I could be wrong, but I'm in the camp that believes that Strzok and Page were indeed having an affair. Just because we haven't seen any lovey-dovey messages - for which I am grateful - doesn't mean they don't exist. I would think the only text messages released would be ones pertinent to the investigation.

Or, it's possible they didn't communicate in that manner via text message because they were on FBI phones. I know, I know, but I think it would be more embarrassing to them to be found having an affair in the FBI than to have discussions about meetings within the FBI, no matter the purpose.
Posted by: bluebell

They passed little hand written notes. Folded into triangles. I've seen one, it said "i like you, do you like me? yes [] no [].

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (Bdeb0)

290 That is an odd picture. Its really well done, but in a sort of soft, almost cartoonish way. It has strong classical elements in terms of the pose, the setting, the clothes etc but the expression on her face is sort of stunned and bemused, and the way she's slouching is very unusual. And her feet look like plastic replicas

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (39g3+)

291 Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (JJZzu)Mmm

I never understood the theory that an affair would give them a cover story.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:11 AM (V+jJS)

292 >>I know, I know, but I think it would be more embarrassing to them to be found having an affair in the FBI than to have discussions about meetings within the FBI, no matter the purpose.
Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:07 AM (JJZzu)

I could bite on that explanation if I thought embarrassment was a deterrent for either of them. I haven't seen much that suggests either has much shame, and frankly, Sztrok (and Page, for that matter) are both sufficiently unattractive (and feckless enough) that they might see social upside in the notoriety that attends infidelity. Some people will illicitly screw just so others will notice that they can, in fact, find a willing partner besides their spouse...

Posted by: Zod at July 23, 2018 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

293 And I have no idea if the above article only applies to telemarketers or more broadly.

And frankly ... that's all probably up to how breakfast settles with the judge.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (fiGNd)

294 >>Also, I find it hard to believe that both of them would be willing to put their families through the embarrassment of having a phony affair splashed throughout the media.

As opposed to the embarrassment of committing multiple felonies to steal a presidential election?

I suppose we'll find out soon enough and one way or another it doesn't make much difference to me. I just want to see them charged for the crimes they did commit or flip on people above them.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (/tuJf)

295 Also, I find it hard to believe that both of them would be willing to put their families through the embarrassment of having a phony affair splashed throughout the media.

Posted by: bluebell


Dunno. Strzok's wife at least appears to be a fellow beltway bandit. Rocking the boat now may be seen as being treasonous to the Cause.

As for the husband, he could be rolling with it, or not willing to risk losing custody and being kicked out of the house.

Again, the kids there are truly screwed over.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (epWkE)

296 Hillary giving a talk wearing a....mumu?

It looks more like a hospital gown to me. One 5 times her size, covering up... something else. I do not understand why she does not just come clean, unless its some sort of ego thing. She clearly has serious, severe health issues. Just say what and end the speculation, what can it harm? Unless its like gigantic tumors bceause of outrageous sexual diseases or something.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (39g3+)

297 It's definitely a vanity project as all imperial art is."

Compare Roman vanity projects to our modern vanity projects - I refer you to Barack and Michelle's Official Portraits.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/the-uncommonly-good-obama-portraits/

plus a bonus of a never-trumper gushing about how wonderful they are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (k1TUh)

298 Of course, they were having an affair. People usually don't tell lies that have the potential to torpedo their personal lives and damage their careers. The notion that a story about an affair would somehow safeguard them from their anti-Trump shenanigans . . . how exactly?

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (ppBhU)

299 No, a little more to the left....

now, back a bit to the right...

Posted by: Don Q at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (NgKpN)

300
Did the painting just change? Or am I losing it?

Posted by: X-ray
______________

I'M PRETTY SURE YOU'RE JUST AS SANE AS I AM!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (mPeei)

301 Ah, I just figured out how to avoid going out to do yard work a while longer... haven't read JJ's report yet. That should chew up at least half an hour...

Posted by: mindful webworker - pro crastinator at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (macz7)

302 I like big gums and I cannot lie

Posted by: Peter Strzokr at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (sXefu)

303 More like March 2016 he was a witness in the conviction of said Russian and in October 2016 he was being pegged as the fall guy.
Posted by: DanMan



In the news interviews with Carter Page. I've seen he seems to feel very confident they have no case against him.


And he is so confident he will unzip his pants and start metaphorically slapping the journalist asking the questions with his dick.

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:13 AM (YdakM)

304 Strzok and Page were in all likelyhood, "doing it." I would argue they were more concerned, and therefore careful, about being caught cheating than they were about getting caught participating in a coup.

They worked in the same building and could whisper sweet nothings anytime they wanted.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 23, 2018 11:14 AM (DaDYr)

305 So did I. The communications privacy act of 1986 forbids it. Remember, that was the wire tap law that was modified when someone recorded a Newt Gingrich cell phone call and published it on the internet.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:03 AM (mpXpK)


Oh man ... sorry, my memory of '86 ain't all that clear. After all ... I was only in eighth grade.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (fiGNd)

306 I just want to see them charged for the crimes they did commit or flip on people above them.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (/tuJf)


I heard the IG report is coming, and then, by cracky, they will be had!

Posted by: blaster at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (UsFoH)

307 I never understood the theory that an affair would give them a cover story.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp


two people actively plotting to usurp an elected official is fairly cut and dried. Two people adamantly claiming that they were fools in love that just happened to share opinions with one another, might be reasonable doubt. Crazier shit has worked.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (epWkE)

308 Has the Toronto gunman been identified yet?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:16 AM (r9UYA)

309 I never understood the theory that an affair would give them a cover story.

That makes no sense to me either. It accomplishes zero and violates departmental ethics. How does this help, exactly? Where's the gain, what could they possibly benefit from adding scandal to incompetence and bias?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:16 AM (39g3+)

310 Rand Paul to meet with Trump to ask that Brennan's security clearance be revoked.

Why the hell does psycho Brennan still have a security clearance?

Posted by: Cheri at July 23, 2018 11:16 AM (oiNtH)

311 the embarrassment of having a phony affair splashed throughout the media.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:10 AM (JJZzu)

My guess (unsupported by anything other than visceral hatred of all involved) is that affairs are sufficiently common and tacitly accepted in the halls of our current deep state that they simply did not consider it to be an issue.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (wYseH)

312 >>I heard the IG report is coming, and then, by cracky, they will be had!

Wet fart like the last one?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (r9UYA)

313 As opposed to the embarrassment of committing multiple felonies to steal a presidential election?

I suppose we'll find out soon enough and one way or another it doesn't make much difference to me. I just want to see them charged for the crimes they did commit or flip on people above them.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:12 AM (/tuJf)
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I just can't believe, as our Secret Chimp said above, that they thought an alleged affair would provide any cover. Do you think they really thought that everyone would just think their texts were pillow talk? I can't believe that.

And, as Blue Hen notes, it's the kids that are really screwed by this. Even criminals love their kids and I can't believe both these people would do that to their children.

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (JJZzu)

314 I do not understand why she does not just come clean, unless its some sort of ego thing. She clearly has serious, severe health issues. Just say what and end the speculation, what can it harm?



Her next presidential run.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (zcM+Q)

315 Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (epWkE)

Sorry but that just doesn't register with me. An affair does not change the facts and provides no legal defense.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (V+jJS)

316 I cannot find even an allegation of what specific crime Carter Page was supposed to have committed. There's a lot of "boogity boo!" and hand waving whenever he's mentioned, but nobody ever names an actual crime.

And as far as I have been able to tell, he has always been completely honest, both in his public interviews and his private ones. Hard to charge someone with lying when they have always told the the truth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (k1TUh)

317 305 Oh man ... sorry, my memory of '86 ain't all that clear. After all ... I was only in eighth grade.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (fiGNd)

LOL, young whipper-snapper. I had already graduated from HS done 7 years in the Navy and was working as a licensed SRO in 86.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (mpXpK)

318 >>I heard the IG report is coming, and then, by cracky, they will be had!

The first one has come and McCabe has been fired, 5 DOJ employees have already been referred to the OPR with criminal charges likely to follow and apparently Page is cooperating so you're in luck.

I have a feeling the IG report on FISA abuse will be also be good.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (/tuJf)

319 Interesting. I have never seen it and can only go by what I read and saw in pictures and diagrams.

Kris, and anyone who cares, here's a temporary post of pictures I took at Trajan's Column.

There are abandoned columns around it that lead nowhere. These supported what once was the galleria, Mercado di Traiano.

https://bit.ly/2OeCeie

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:19 AM (fuK7c)

320 I think most are missing an important piece of the Strzok puzzle...


IMO he is a psychopath (in the clinical sense). Trying to figure out WHY he did something is difficult, because his brain is just wired differently.


You must look at his actions through two extra filters.


1. Is it something he even cares about (ie, how it affects his family).


2. Is it something he thinks he can 'manage' and get away with (most psychopaths truly believe they are superior to almost all people).

Posted by: Don Q at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (NgKpN)

321 Why the hell does psycho Brennan still have a security clearance?
Posted by: Cheri



Another question would be how he got it in the first place?

The answer to both is probably "Swamp".

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (YdakM)

322 On Wednesday, PJ Media discovered that the Southern Poverty Law Center a notorious left-wing smear organization had silently removed Omar Mateen, the radical Islamic terrorist responsible for the deadliest Islamic terror attack since September 11, 2001, from its report documenting Terror from the Right. His name just disappeared.

Weasel Zippers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (Lg2h/)

323 My guess (unsupported by anything other than visceral hatred of all involved) is that affairs are sufficiently common and tacitly accepted in the halls of our current deep state that they simply did not consider it to be an issue.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (wYseH)
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So you are agreeing with me that they really were having an affair? Or not?

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (JJZzu)

324 MPPP or other Moron: I need some old movie knowledge.

There was an old, I think Gary Cooper, movie set in Appalachia/South that had an old woman saying that 'vegetables cause the spring sickness' after a doctor visit. I think there was a subplot about him trying to catch an enormous catfish in the river, too.

I haven't found anything in IMDB or similar, thought you might be able to help.

Thanks

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (FTlwv)

325 Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (epWkE)

Sorry but that just doesn't register with me. An affair does not change the facts and provides no legal defense.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp


True, in a sane, even handed system. What we lack right now is the will to prosecute. What we're seeing may be an attempt to defuse and obfuscate.

And they weren't supposed to get caought. I'm wondering how much of this shitfest was created after things started to surface.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:21 AM (epWkE)

326 317 305 Oh man ... sorry, my memory of '86 ain't all that clear. After all ... I was only in eighth grade.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (fiGNd)

LOL, young whipper-snapper. I had already graduated from HS done 7 years in the Navy and was working as a licensed SRO in 86.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (mpXpK)

Wait.... 86 you were out of High School 7 years? so graduated in 79???


I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????


AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!


Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!

Posted by: Don Q at July 23, 2018 11:22 AM (NgKpN)

327 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:19 AM (fuK7c)

It is examples such as these that convince me that we have nothing on our ancestors.

All of that was built without power tools and internal combustion engines.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:22 AM (wYseH)

328 >> Has the Toronto gunman been identified yet?



They have to delete his Facebook and Twitter Jihadi rantings first.

Then we will find out it was a white caucasian
from Jabouti of no discernable religion

Posted by: McCool at July 23, 2018 11:22 AM (Izjjo)

329 >>I never understood the theory that an affair would give them a cover story.



One example is the Page text saying something like "This can't happen, right?" (re: Trump winning) and then Strzok saying, "I'll stop it."

I've seen that exchange shrugged off as Strzok just playing the hero for his lover - if she asked him to bring him the moon, he'd have replied "As you wish!"

The non-lovers version of that exchange is: conspiracy to determine the election results.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (W+vEI)

330 So you are agreeing with me that they really were having an affair? Or not?

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (JJZzu)

Yes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (wYseH)

331 Feet and Elbows.....Bunk.

Posted by: dananjcon at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (xqfqx)

332 Her next presidential run.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (zcM+Q)

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

She was not even in good enough for the '16 Presidential run. Granny Walker could not possibly make a bid for 2020 against a successful incumbent.

*clomp, shuffle, shuffle*
*clomp, shuffle, shuffle*
*clomp, shuffle, shuffle*

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (b3Pum)

333 Why is the most shocking thing I've learned in this thread that I'm probably two years older than Scogg?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (AM1GF)

334 312
>>I heard the IG report is coming, and then, by cracky, they will be had!

Wet fart like the last one?



Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:17 AM (r9UYA)


Why, I'll never forget the look on Session's face while the warm trickle ran down the back of his leg.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (ymnmz)

335 >>The first one has come and McCabe has been fired

Now that a pretty severe penalty for having attempted a US Presidential coup. I hope he had a bad letter of recommendation before he left with his partial pension.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:24 AM (r9UYA)

336 what can it harm?

Her next presidential run.
Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite


Honestly, if her health is so bad people would choose not to vote for her to be president, its too bad for her to be able to run. If its not that bad, then she could get a lot of votes just out of sympathy or the "wow she's tough to keep going like that" card.

Sort of what they tried with that ridiculous pneumonia claim.

In any case, she's not running in 2020 anyway. She just has to act like it because otherwise the money dries up.

And they weren't supposed to get caught.

If they weren't supposed to get caught, what purpose does acting like they are in an affair serve???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:24 AM (39g3+)

337 I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????

AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!
Posted by: Don Q


But...but...the Style Guide...

/shreds copy

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (AM1GF)

338 >>I just can't believe, as our Secret Chimp said above, that they thought an alleged affair would provide any cover. Do you think they really thought that everyone would just think their texts were pillow talk? I can't believe that.

Remember, nobody was ever supposed to see these texts and if they did it would be people running the Hillary administration.

Neither are good reasons for texting thousands of time in the course of a year so we are just discussing which would be worse. Having an affair in DC doesn't seem to be such a big deal these days but there are still some of us who view trying to rig a presidential election and frame people as enemy agents still pisses some of us off.

>>And, as Blue Hen notes, it's the kids that are really screwed by this. Even criminals love their kids and I can't believe both these people would do that to their children.

Which is probably a big reason Page is cooperating. Nice kid you got there, be a shame if he only saw you through prison bars for the next 10 years.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (/tuJf)

339 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:19 AM (fuK7c)

That is a very cool bunch of pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (fiGNd)

340 Wake me when Trump tweets the identity of the Toronto shooter. Its about the only reliable news source.

Posted by: Jiffy at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (2LelM)

341 Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (/tuJf)

McCabe , the designated fall guy, was fired with almost a full pension. Please Mr . DOJ, don't throw me in the briar patch.

I refuse to believe this satisfies your sense of Justice and you're upset about it but you're just dug in too deep at this point.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (V+jJS)

342 Hillz gots dat Kuru.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (fA1SL)

343 The Gingrich conversation that was taped occurred December 21, 1996.

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/01/10/gingrich.ethics/excerpts.shtml

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (IqV8l)

344 Wait.... 86 you were out of High School 7 years? so graduated in 79???


I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????


AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!


Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!
Posted by: Don Q

Piker, HS 77, College 84, married 84 to present.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

345 also at the time of that law I was big into monitoring communications, including cell phones, with my ICOM R2000 receiver. That law also banned the manufacture and sale of recievers that were able to monitor those frequecies. But it doesn't matter now anyway, they have all gone to digital coded transmissions now and you can't monitor any of those frequencies now.



And on top of that a big windstorm trashed my antenna and I haven't put another one up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (mpXpK)

346 Has she got nylons on her feet/legs? Is that why they look so fuzzy, with only blurry lines between the toes?

Posted by: GWB at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (IQ1ew)

347 Those pictures are brilliant, Bandersnatch!!! How I wish I could visit Rome.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (k1TUh)

348 >>Now that a pretty severe penalty for having attempted a US Presidential coup. I hope he had a bad letter of recommendation before he left with his partial pension.


How convenient for you that you left off the part about the criminal referral.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (/tuJf)

349 One example is the Page text saying something like "This can't happen, right?" (re: Trump winning) and then Strzok saying, "I'll stop it."

I've seen that exchange shrugged off as Strzok just playing the hero for his lover - if she asked him to bring him the moon, he'd have replied "As you wish!"

The non-lovers version of that exchange is: conspiracy to determine the election results.
Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 11:23 AM (W+vEI)
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I don't know, Lizzy. I'm as romantic as the next person but I don't see "I'll stop it" as lovers' talk. No one over middle school age would really say something like that in that context, would they?

Posted by: bluebell at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (JJZzu)

350 I cannot find even an allegation of what specific
crime Carter Page was supposed to have committed. There's a lot of
"boogity boo!" and hand waving whenever he's mentioned, but nobody ever
names an actual crime.



And as far as I have been able to tell, he has always been
completely honest, both in his public interviews and his private ones.
Hard to charge someone with lying when they have always told the the
truth.



Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM

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Yet he was the subject of three separate FISA warrants alleging he was engaging in espionage work for the Russians. Odd that he hasn't been charged with any crime. Something seems amiss to me. I wonder what it could be?..................................

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (+Dllb)

351 I've seen that exchange shrugged off as Strzok just playing the hero for his lover - if she asked him to bring him the moon, he'd have replied "As you wish!"

The non-lovers version of that exchange is: conspiracy to determine the election results.


That doesn't work. Because he was in a position to carry out what he claimed. When a boy claims he'll bring his girl the moon, its obviously false because he's in no position to do so. Its just bold promises. In this case, he could do it, so being in an affair just makes it worse: I'll do this for you, baby... and I can.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:26 AM (39g3+)

352 Piker, HS 77, College 84,


Seven years of college down the drain.

Posted by: John Blutarski at July 23, 2018 11:27 AM (fuK7c)

353 All of that was built without power tools and internal combustion engines. "

But aliens. Or something

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 23, 2018 11:27 AM (6qErC)

354 Has she got nylons on her feet/legs? Is that why they look so fuzzy, with only blurry lines between the toes?

"Look, feet are really tough to paint, all right??"
--Frederic Leighton

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:27 AM (39g3+)

355 344
Wait.... 86 you were out of High School 7 years? so graduated in 79???





I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????





AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!





Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!

Posted by: Don Q



Piker, HS 77, College 84, married 84 to present.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:25 AM (Bdeb0)

No I graduated in 69, spent a year working in TV shop and went into the Navy in 70. Got out in 77 and went to work at a power plant.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (mpXpK)

356 And, as Blue Hen notes, it's the kids that are really screwed by this. Even criminals love their kids and I can't believe both these people would do that to their children.

Posted by: bluebell


People who cheat place themselves over their marriage and families by definition. They won't be honest to say it, but we know that they aren't honest.

I noted that either way, these are terrible people. They are definitely trying to subvert our government. They think that they are not merely on the side of the angels, but that they ARE the angels.

Is the affair real or a ruse? who knows?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (epWkE)

357 And as far as I have been able to tell, he has always been completely honest, both in his public interviews and his private ones. Hard to charge someone with lying when they have always told the the truth.

Not charged with anything because he did not do anything. He was presented as being a person of interest in the FISA warrant that was all just stuff made up. He did not know he went from being an employee to the subject of this mess.

Also remember we kept getting the 17 agencies are in agreement the Russians 'hacked' the election. Made up.

Posted by: DanMan at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (QMG5F)

358 >>I refuse to believe this satisfies your sense of Justice and you're upset about it but you're just dug in too deep at this point.

I refuse to accept your premise. As I've noted a couple times now, there is a criminal referral out against McCabe. This isn't exactly news.

It seems like some of you who have bought into the idea that nothing is happening only see what you want to see.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (/tuJf)

359 It is examples such as these that convince me that we have nothing on our ancestors.

All of that was built without power tools and internal combustion engines.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 23, 2018 11:22 AM (wYseH)


Look at the friggin' detail on those columns Bander posted.

All done by hand. With god-knows what for tools.

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (fiGNd)

360 Hmmm.... new personal Motto!

Salvum me Gramita! because everything sounds better in Latin!

Posted by: Don Q at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (NgKpN)

361 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 23, 2018 11:20 AM (FTlwv)

Sorry, Jinx, that rings no bells with me, though the subplot makes it sound like it could be a Frank Capra picture.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (kqsXK)

362
326 LOL, young whipper-snapper. I had already graduated from HS done 7 years in the Navy and was working as a licensed SRO in 86.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (mpXpK)

Wait.... 86 you were out of High School 7 years? so graduated in 79???

I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????


i'm only a couple years younger than vic????

this is worse than the time i found out the girl i had the hots for in high school has a granddaughter!!

Posted by: Anachronda at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (NmR1a)

363 McCabe , the designated fall guy, was fired with almost a full pension. Please Mr . DOJ, don't throw me in the briar patch.

* * *

It must be nice having a pension. This is my new life's aspiration: to get fired with an almost full pension. What a terrible fate.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (ppBhU)

364 352 Piker, HS 77, College 84,


Seven years of college down the drain.
Posted by: John Blutarski

Well I DID get my ass booted from 1 college. Another story for another day, lol.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (Bdeb0)

365 Oh man ... sorry, my memory of '86 ain't all that clear. After all ... I was only in eighth grade.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:15 AM (fiGNd)

LOL, young whipper-snapper. I had already graduated from HS done 7 years in the Navy and was working as a licensed SRO in 86.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:18 AM (mpXpK)

Wait.... 86 you were out of High School 7 years? so graduated in 79???


I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????


AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!


Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!
Posted by: Don Q



Wow. '86. Had graduated hs and done 4 years in the state pen.

Posted by: rickb223 Super Elite at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (zcM+Q)

366 353.
* ahem * -Ancient Slavonaut Overlords, on their way to the wormhole in a fleet of Ladas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (fA1SL)

367 Devin Nunes: 'Time to eliminate redactions' -washingtonexaminer.com


Ya think?





Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (r9UYA)

368 >>I don't know, Lizzy. I'm as romantic as the next person but I don't see "I'll stop it" as lovers' talk. No one over middle school age would really say something like that in that context, would they?


I saw this around the time Strzok testified - that was an excuse going around in Lefty social media, that Strzok didn't really mean he would stop Trump from being elected, he was just being chivalrous. Not making this up, they've already used "it was just lovers talk" excuse.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 23, 2018 11:30 AM (W+vEI)

369 It is examples such as these that convince me that we have nothing on our ancestors.

All of that was built without power tools and internal combustion engines. "

Oh yeah - and in terms of deviousness and plotting and power plays, they had us all beat to hell there too. All of this stuff we're watching play out now - this is all Keystone Kops stuff next to the kinds of things they pulled.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:30 AM (k1TUh)

370 358 It seems like some of you who have bought into the idea that nothing is happening only see what you want to see.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (/tuJf)

For many, no Death Penalties (or at the very least, life imprisonments) = Nothing Happening.

And I don't blame them for feeling that way.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 11:30 AM (UnA8+)

371 Thanks for your time, MPPP. Been trying to see it again for a while now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 23, 2018 11:30 AM (FTlwv)

372 It is examples such as these that convince me that we have nothing on our ancestors.


Roger that. I mean, we have cell phones but only to post kitteh GIFs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:31 AM (fuK7c)

373
When Faticida lays around she really, really lays around.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 23, 2018 11:31 AM (10vO4)

374 NOOD

Posted by: USMC8541 One Shot to Slay Them All at July 23, 2018 11:31 AM (xGZ+b)

375 this is worse than the time i found out the girl i had the hots for in high school has a granddaughter!!
Posted by: Anachronda


So she was a GILF?

Posted by: X-ray at July 23, 2018 11:32 AM (YdakM)

376 Now I'm sitting here wondering ... just how damn old did Brother Cavil think I am ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:32 AM (fiGNd)

377 Also remember we kept getting the 17 agencies are in agreement the Russians 'hacked' the election. Made up.
-----------------------
This meme comes from the fact that Crowd Strike report was received (accepted) by the IC. This does not mean they accepted the findings, they just accepted receipt of the report. So, technically, it is true they accepted the dossier. Why Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard Intelligence is implied as accepting it is quite bizarre - but is sounds like unity on the document. I doubt seriously that any military intel ever actually received a copy.

Posted by: Jiffy at July 23, 2018 11:32 AM (2LelM)

378 this is worse than the time i found out the girl i had the hots for in high school has a granddaughter!!


Posted by: Anachronda at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM

---

My sister was a grandmother at 31.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 23, 2018 11:32 AM (+Dllb)

379 >>In any case, she's not running in 2020 anyway. She just has to act like it because otherwise the money dries up.

There's nothing wrong with her that a serious course of phenylbutazone and a well-concealed exoskeleton wouldn't fix (and the latter solution appears already to be in place...)

We can rebuild her. We can make her better...stronger...faster.

Posted by: Zod at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (Bdeb0)

380 Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (/tuJf)

Yeah I know. Still crossing the t's and dotting the i's before they can indict.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (V+jJS)

381 358 It seems like some of you who have bought into the idea that nothing is happening only see what you want to see.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:28 AM (/tuJf)

For many, no Death Penalties (or at the very least, life imprisonments) = Nothing Happening.

And I don't blame them for feeling that way.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 23, 2018 11:30 AM (UnA8+)


Death penalties?

Life imprisonments?

Hell, I'd settle for a fucking arrest!

The only one who's in jail right now is Manafort.

Sessions and the entire DoJ aren't lazy - they are on the other side.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (kqsXK)

382 I'm in the camp that Strozk is a psychopath. The way he smirked while testifying and showed complete contempt in front of the Committee.

He believes he is the smartest guy in the room, and laws don't apply to him.

Posted by: Cheri at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (oiNtH)

383 >>It must be nice having a pension. This is my new
life's aspiration: to get fired with an almost full pension. What a
terrible fate.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls

Good luck. You have to first attempt a subversion of the US electoral process before you get the parachute. McCabe laughs at criminal referrals while he spits in our faces.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (r9UYA)

384 366 353. * ahem * -Ancient Slavonaut Overlords, on their way to the wormhole in a fleet of Ladas.

so we can find our way to the ancient slavic homeworld by following the exhaust trail? we're gonna need a bigger space smelloscope.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 23, 2018 11:33 AM (NmR1a)

385 Not making this up, they've already used "it was just lovers talk" excuse.

Sure, but that's not evidence of anything but desperate need to maintain the narrative. It doesn't make sense even out of context.

And I don't blame them for feeling that way.

Me either. It is deeply frustrating to watch the criminal and the evil continue to succeed, to see no justice done. This is why stories like Batman and Death Wish have such cultural resonance. People want justice, and they want it at even great cost.

The process is slow, but without someone strong showing leadership and in front of the world explaining and giving some sense of movement, it feels nonexistent. And based on recent experience (not to mention a life of observation) maybe it is nonexistent. We need movement and some real, tangible results to have any confidence of any justice whatsoever. And so far: nothing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 23, 2018 11:35 AM (39g3+)

386 I turned 4 in '86.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 23, 2018 11:35 AM (DuAci)

387
I've seen that exchange shrugged off as Strzok just playing the hero for his lover - if she asked him to bring him the moon, he'd have replied "



One of these days Lisa, one of these days. BAM RIGHT TO THE MOON

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 23, 2018 11:35 AM (10vO4)

388 Neighbor across the street has crew cutting down some big ass pine trees in his front yard.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:35 AM (mpXpK)

389 Meh ... arguing the fucking IG Investigation is like arguing Religion.

Either you have Faith, or you don't. And that's about all there is to it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:35 AM (fiGNd)

390 Look at the friggin' detail on those columns Bander posted.

All done by hand. With god-knows what for tools.



As Kris noted above, it's a story. It spirals up the column like a continuous comic strip. The column is made in segments, so when you drop the next one on top of the last the story has to line up perfectly.

It's pretty cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:36 AM (fuK7c)

391 The importance of McCabe's firing had nothing to do with his pension - you have got to realize that money on any level is an absolutely trivial matter in connection with these proceedings. In the case of McCabe, he and his wife are already millionaires, so it doesn't even matter to him.

The reason it was so important for McCabe to be fired before he retired is that he was slotted to be the character witness backing up James Comey in Mueller's hoped for Obstruction of Justice charge against Trump, or barring that, Comey's ace in the hole to get him out of any charges or claims made against him. BUT - as soon as McCabe was Fired for Cause, and that Cause being "Lack of Candor", his value as a witness in any future proceeding dropped to less than zero. Because of that, his credibility and his involvement in any of this can be brought up as relevant background info in any future legal proceeding. Meaning all of Comey's backup was taken out of the game when McCabe was fired.

THAT is why it happened - and THAT is the only reason it was important that it happened. Worrying about money is like worrying about what color James Comey's suit was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:36 AM (k1TUh)

392 >>Yeah I know. Still crossing the t's and dotting the i's before they can indict.

Tell me, when was James Wolfe's leaking discovered, when was he fired and when was indicted and when was the indictment announced?

Sorry the biggest political scandal with international links hasn't been wrapped up fast enough to please you.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 23, 2018 11:36 AM (/tuJf)

393 Female deputy in Washington State fired for wearing "Proud Boys" tee shirt

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/302859/

Posted by: steevy at July 23, 2018 11:37 AM (LiyEm)

394 My sister was a grandmother at 31.

On her way to being a great-great-grandmother at 62. Frightening and yet awesome at the same time.

Posted by: t-bird at July 23, 2018 11:38 AM (OiC69)

395 It's pretty cool.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:36 AM (fuK7c)


Dude ... it's beyond cool.

Thanks again for posting. I wish I could see it one day.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 23, 2018 11:38 AM (fiGNd)

396 363
McCabe , the designated fall guy, was fired with almost a full pension. Please Mr . DOJ, don't throw me in the briar patch.



* * *



It must be nice having a pension. This is my new life's aspiration:
to get fired with an almost full pension. What a terrible fate.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at July 23, 2018 11:29 AM (ppBhU
Sure the criminal referral is gonna haunt him til the end of his days. Jury will find him not guilty in two seconds and the DOJ will wet fart the prosecution and say oh we tried.

If they really hated him the process alone would have put him and his family in the poor house by now. But no. Refired (new term in government HR manual) and soaking up the sun.


Worst thing about be refired is that he cannot get another government job from age 50 - 70 and get a double dip pensions like every other government employee.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at July 23, 2018 11:40 AM (ymnmz)

397 @350

Because Carter Page is an FBI agent and was inserted as a causis beli.


Its similar to how you can spot the FBI informant at a KKK meetings.


He's the one who's really gung Ho and instigator about doing illegal shit.


Also..

I am earning at a pizzeria that has MSNBC on.


The two hosts are competing to see who can be the most unhinged.


Its quite comical really.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 23, 2018 11:40 AM (AWpkY)

398 Hell, I'd settle for a fucking arrest!

The only one who's in jail right now is Manafort.

Sessions and the entire DoJ aren't lazy - they are on the other side. "

I believe that right now we're too close to the election, and too many assets are still in enemy hands for our side to make a successful offensive move yet. Look at how hard it is to get a conservative judge through the Senate - even so-called conservatives like Tim Scott are ready to stick a knife in Trump's back the instant they get an excuse to do so.

Coming out of this election with a stronger position in the Senate and still in control of the House, even if just barely, is the most important thing for the next 4 months. Everything must be focused on whether it advances or hinders that goal. after the election, then Trump will have more Flexibility, as the saying goes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:41 AM (k1TUh)

399 We are not amused!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 23, 2018 11:42 AM (QMwOT)

400 Posted by: Tom Servo at July 23, 2018 11:36 AM (k1TUh)

It was either Comey lying or McCabe lying as they contradicted each other. McCabe was always going to be the fall guy. He very well may be indicted and convicted though I doubt convicted , but he's going to be the only big fish caught in the net.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 23, 2018 11:44 AM (V+jJS)

401 Question: 40th high school Anniversary coming up. should I go?

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 23, 2018 11:44 AM (QMwOT)

402 !!!??!!!

I just learned Vic graduated HS just a year before I did. Huh. I had thought he was already bombing Hanoi by then.

What a time 1969 was, peak madness, so much like nowadays. Except Nixon didn't have Twitter.

Posted by: mindful webworker - accent on the web at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (macz7)

403 @401

That depends, can you strut around like a peacock and lorde your good fortune and station in life and humiliate your high school peers?


If not, you should blow it off.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (AWpkY)

404 Oh - Ape up.

Posted by: mindful webworker - here, corgis at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (macz7)

405 401
Question: 40th high school Anniversary coming up. should I go?

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 23, 2018 11:44 AM (QMwOT)

I went to my 30th anniversary. It was a waste of time. Haven't been back to another one since.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (mpXpK)

406 "I"M OLDER THAN VIC?????


AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!


Remove thyself from my ornamental dirt covering!
Posted by: Don Q

Piker, HS 77, College 84, married 84 to present."

Why when it comes to Vic and dates, do we automatically assume that it's 1977?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 23, 2018 11:50 AM (gNteG)

407 403 @401

That depends, can you strut around like a peacock and lorde your good fortune and station in life and humiliate your high school peers?


If not, you should blow it off.
Posted by: Kreplach at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (AWpkY)

Done okay. Have never been in prison which is probably a massive step up for some of them so there is that. Also, was quite surprised to learn that a little shapely redhead I drooled over is not so "shapely" any more, (granted, neither am I) is married but never had children.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 23, 2018 12:01 PM (QMwOT)

408 405 401
Question: 40th high school Anniversary coming up. should I go?

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 23, 2018 11:44 AM (QMwOT)

I went to my 30th anniversary. It was a waste of time. Haven't been back to another one since.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 23, 2018 11:47 AM (mpXpK)

I went to mine, had a lot of fun.

Posted by: West at July 23, 2018 12:13 PM (7Fa8Y)

409 Weekend at Faticidas?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 23, 2018 12:23 PM (Vs607)

410 Like, well ... whatever.

Posted by: Faticida at July 23, 2018 12:29 PM (S6ArX)

411 >>>319
Kris, and anyone who cares, here's a temporary post of pictures I took at Trajan's Column.

https://bit.ly/2OeCeie
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 23, 2018 11:19 AM (fuK7c)

Those are lovely, Bandersnatch. Thank you.

Posted by: m at July 23, 2018 03:44 PM (CwOPz)

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