Mid-Morning Open Thread

Hals family.jpg


Family Portrait
Franz Hals

Hals is well regarded, and certainly some of his work is wonderful. But he is clearly a notch or two below the greats (Vermeer and Rembrandt), who managed to inject more emotion and humanity into their works...something that is lacking in some of Hals' paintings (this one included).

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Hola amigos

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (gC2IV)

2 I think it's a pretty animated family for the times if you ask me...which you didn't.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

3 Dress for success.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (KOCKb)

4 Sadly, the kids' looks are all going to follow after mum.

Posted by: red speck at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (6Krd7)

5 Comments went poof!

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (cF8AT)

6 Littlest one still doesn't get the joke.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (F8EBp)

7 What's that yellow blob in the sky?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

8 I'm told I owe an apology to Rashida Tlaib. K. Her goes.

I'm sorry I called you ugly and stupid. I honestly thought you knew.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)

9 Yes. The kids have old faces.

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (KOCKb)

10 Creepy looking kids.

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (88xKn)

11
The Hals of Montezuma, the Schneurers of Tivoli..

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (zBaqJ)

12 The oldest child looks to be about 45.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (F8EBp)

13 It's no Szukalski.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (Bdeb0)

14 10 Creepy looking kids.
Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (88xKn)


The Fidgets from the Little Rascals...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (zBaqJ)

15 Looks like one of those boardwalk photo panels, where you poke your head through the hole with the bodies already painted.

Posted by: red speck at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (6Krd7)

16 They're unusually happy for a portrait.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (hLRSq)

17 Not a glamour shot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (EZebt)

18 How about "I'm sorry you are ugly and stupid?"

Posted by: JAS at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (KOCKb)

19 I'm told I owe an apology to Rashida Tlaib. K. Her goes.

I'm sorry I called you ugly and stupid. I honestly thought you knew.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


I'm sorry allah made you uglier than a goat's asshole.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (F8EBp)

20 12 The oldest child looks to be about 45.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:33 AM (F8EBp)


Midgets dressing up as children to satisfy pedophiles. Call Jeff Epstein and Goldman Sachs...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (zBaqJ)

21
They look too cheerful. What were they up to?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (BWL+E)

22 New movie thoughts. Terrible action movie thoughts.

Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (9cans)

23 No grill on the patio?

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (ykq7q)

24 "I think it's a pretty animated family for the times..."

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:31 AM (cF8AT)

Oh, it is absolutely a marvelous piece of art, but compared to Vermeer or Rembrandt he pales. As I mentioned, some of his stuff is lovely, but some of it looks like he is phoning in the inspiration part and just using his technical skills.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (wYseH)

25 Funny, Hals means neck and none of them have one.

The guy on the left is reasonably well rendered, the woman less so, and the midgets are awful.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

26 The taller kid appears to have progeria.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:35 AM (NWiLs)

27 Fake. The "kids" are mannequins and the backdrop is a bad matte. Seriously, these old time special effects weren't all that...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 09:35 AM (AM1GF)

28 They are the spitting image of their mother.

Now, there's an interesting phrase.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:35 AM (xSo9G)

29 Little adults.

Posted by: Chris M at May 14, 2019 09:35 AM (htmvL)

30 >>Creepy looking kids.

Well they're Dutch so ....

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (/tuJf)

31 I wonder what the guy's gesture/pose is supposed to convey.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (7u6m0)

32 Sorry, Dave. I can't paint that.

Posted by: HALS 9000 at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (QzkSJ)

33 The man of the house is bragging to his long-suffering wife about the drawing of a painting of a sketch of the Semper Augustus that he bought for 745,229 guilders.

The older girl is whispering to her sister that their father is fiscally dumber than a dog's hind foot.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (Bdeb0)

34 The juveniles of the species have a tan coloration until their first molting.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (xjiRE)

35 Why is a tulip so expensive? It's just a tulip.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (gC2IV)

36 Little adults.
Posted by: Chris M



Follow the yellow brick road.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (F8EBp)

37 Is the father flashing a gang sign?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (88xKn)

38 I can endorse the toilet seat around the neck look, as it demonstrates where my mind is.

Posted by: Brian Sims at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (CsvE8)

39 I feel like there should be a turkey somewhere in the painting.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (1ISKN)

40 My mate made me watch 'Game of Thrones' last night. My take is that Daenarys did to King's Landing what Democrats did to Detroit, Flint, Newark and St. Louis; only faster and with a dragon instead of economic policy.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (O7MnT)

41 38 Is the father flashing a gang sign?
Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (88xKn)

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Dutch Crips. They invented the drive by clogging.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (gC2IV)

42 I wonder what the guy's gesture/pose is supposed to convey.
Posted by: hogmartin


"Shit can go either way, dear".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (F8EBp)

43 Is the father flashing a gang sign?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (88xKn)



It's a white supremacist sign. He'll be kicked out of Wrigley Field in no time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (lwiT4)

44 Clearly fake, the children don't look bored out of their minds.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 09:38 AM (sqdLZ)

45 Auditioning for the Von Trapp Family? "OOOhh, good effort, but you won't make it into the finals. But, you'll get the home game as a consolation prize!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (m79Dg)

46 Anthony Weiner has been released from a halfway house in the Bronx this morning.

Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

47 Is the father flashing a gang sign?
Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 09:37 AM (88xKn)

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Dutch Crips. They invented the drive by clogging.
Posted by: Duke Lowell



Clop clop, clop clop, clop clop, clop clop, bang, clop clop, clop clop, clop clop.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (F8EBp)

48 The kids are pinheads. Proportions look way off.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (kQ8nA)

49 The juveniles of the species have a tan coloration until their first molting.
Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2019 09:36 AM (xjiRE)
~~~~~

LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (NtglE)

50 But he is clearly a notch or two below the greats (Vermeer and
Rembrandt), who managed to inject more emotion and humanity into their
works...

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"What does this even mean?" -- Brie Larson

Posted by: ShainS -- Born Again Easter Worshipper at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (WqPYg)

51 As I mentioned, some of his stuff is lovely, but some of it looks like he is phoning in the inspiration part and just using his technical skills.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (wYseH)

Well you're more an art connoisseur than I am but I like this. Most portraits of people at that time are stiff and posed...this is more candid...more interactive.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:40 AM (cF8AT)

52 >>Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

He's mustard the courage to talk with his wife.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:40 AM (Bdeb0)

53 But he is clearly a notch or two below the greats (Vermeer and Rembrandt), who managed to inject more emotion and humanity into their
works...


Kind of like how Cory Booker is a Clearance Rack Obama.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:41 AM (O7MnT)

54 >>Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

>>He's mustard the courage to talk with his wife.

Approaching the encounter with relish.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:41 AM (/tuJf)

55 He's mustard the courage to talk with his wife.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:40 AM (Bdeb0)
~~~~~

Quite a pickle he got himself into.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 09:41 AM (NtglE)

56
Kind of like how Cory Booker is a Clearance Rack Obama.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


An even more superficial and lightweight version of Obama. That's really scraping the bottom.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BWL+E)

57
Quite a pickle he got himself into.

Posted by: IrishEi


Nonsense! He's relishing the opportunity.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (BWL+E)

58 It's time to play the Stick Your Finger In A Dyke game. Kids, go get the Rachel Maddow blow-up doll and the garden hose.

Posted by: Dutch dad at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (kQ8nA)

59 Wouldnt you just love to watch ol Joe Bidet massaging my thigh-sized ankles all pitted and veiny? Perhaps we could film it for that "pornohub" channel or whatever it is to help make ends meet now that I'll never be anything of political consequence.

Posted by: Curdled Cankles at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (9Wd39)

60 Yesterday was Horde favorite and semi-regular Commentator Lena Dunham's 33rd birthday.

Brad Pitt was in attendance at her birthday bash.

Posted by: Moron News YOU Can Use at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (meVhc)

61 >>Quite a pickle he got himself into.

It was the pickle that got him into this mess in the first place.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (/tuJf)

62 I embiggened it. Bad move.

Posted by: Art Bell at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (kX0jM)

63 sort of OT, but Rembrandt's "Night Watch" is in todays WSJ. It turns out the Rijksmuseum is exhibiting (in one installation) every Rembrandt they own. What a treat!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (Z216Q)

64 Under a SO2 sky.

Ironically, I'm listening to PG&E for breakfast...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (RuIsu)

65 I'm told I owe an apology to Rashida Tlaib. K. Her goes.

I'm sorry I called you ugly and stupid. I honestly thought you knew.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)


You left out "fat".

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 09:44 AM (y7DUB)

66 This......

...is Charles Addams / Edward Gorey level of dark.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 09:44 AM (gB+8C)

67 Most portraits of people at that time are stiff and posed...this is more candid...more interactive.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:40 AM (cF8AT)

Agreed. He is technically great. But compare this portrait to this one:

https://tinyurl.com/y4e65eux (I promise...no tricks).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:44 AM (wYseH)

68 Anthony Weiner wrapped up the last leg of his prison sentence for sexting an underage girl on Tuesday morning, walking out of a Bronx halfway house a free man.

"It's good to be out," the disgraced former congressman said. "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me."

Weiner, who will still be registered as a Level 1 sex offender, had called the halfway house on Creston Avenue home for three months following his transfer from a Massachusetts lock-up as part of a federal re-entry program.

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at May 14, 2019 09:44 AM (QkjLD)

69 They are the spitting image of their mother.

Now, there's an interesting phrase.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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"Some commentators have suggested that 'spit' may be a corruption of 'spirit', but that appears to be fanciful and isn't backed up by any early examples of 'spirit and image'. The allusion is more likely to be to someone who is so similar to another as to appear to have been spat out of his mouth. That idea, if not the exact phrase, was in circulation by the end of the 17th century, when George Farquhar used it in his comic play Love and a bottle, 1689:

"Poor child! he's as like his own dadda as if he were spit out of his mouth."

No version of the phrase is especially old. The earliest reference is in Andrew Knapp and W. Baldwin's The Newgate Calendar, 1824–26:

"A daughter, ... the very spit of the old captain."

This pre-dates any 'splitting image' citation by a good hundred years, which tends to rule out the latter as the source. 'Spit' or 'dead spit', with the meaning of likeness, appears in print several times in the 19th century. Here 'dead' means precise or exact, as in dead ringer.

Other languages have their own versions of this phrase; for example, French - "C'est le portrait craché de son père" ("He's the spitting portrait of his father") and Norwegian - "som snytt ut av nesen paa" ("as blown out of the nose of"). These are difficult to date and may pre-date the English version or may derive from it. "

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (CDGwz)

70 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (IXZGh)

71 I really enjoy Hals' paintings. His models have lively facial expressions that bring extra life to his portraits. He is also capable of astonishing detail, especially in fancy clothing, skin texture and backgrounds. His portrait works make me think of excellent photography in the way he captures a 'moment'. Today's painting is a mild example. Instead of the stiff, formal poses often used inthis period and earlier, it captures a pleasant scene of a happy family.

Thanks, CBD, as always. This is a great painting to start the day.

Posted by: JTB at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (bmdz3)

72 The dude is saying "I can't believe you're suggesting these kids are mine."

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (IXZGh)

73
"I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me."







Service. *makes jerk-off motion*

Which means that he intends to run for office again once things settle down.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (veoSD)

74 >>Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

He shouldn't be surprised if Huma gives him a chili reception.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:46 AM (Bdeb0)

75 Mom there, except for the smile, looks like my fifth-grade teacher. And the older (or at least taller) of the two kids looks like she already has a grownup's face.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 09:47 AM (elsTe)

76 They sure struggled to paint children that didn't look like adult midgets.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 09:47 AM (9Wd39)

77 Approaching the encounter with relish.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:41 AM (/tuJf)

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Gotta run but, before I leave, I feel obligated to point Jack in the direction of Rod Rosenstein's speech to the graduating class at the Baltimore Law School yesterday, if he hasn't already seen reports. He will greatly enjoy the speech, as RR went after Comey hammer and tongs.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 14, 2019 09:47 AM (Z216Q)

78 Tami used the word I was searching for: candid. There is a refreshing candid quality to his portraits.

Posted by: JTB at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (bmdz3)

79 Weiner, who will still be registered as a Level 1 sex offender,


With -20 Charisma

Posted by: Miklos 6d at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (QzkSJ)

80 Which means that he intends to run for office again once things settle down.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (veoSD)

NYC mayor...why not? Lookit what they got now.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (ykq7q)

81 79 Weiner, who will still be registered as a Level 1 sex offender,


With -20 Charisma
Posted by: Miklos 6d at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (QzkSJ)

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+3 Dexterity

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (9cans)

82 29
Little adults.

Posted by: Chris M at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Until recent times, that's how children were thought of, as miniature adults.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (elsTe)

83 >>Gotta run but, before I leave, I feel obligated to point Jack in the direction of Rod Rosenstein's speech to the graduating class at the Baltimore Law School yesterday, if he hasn't already seen reports. He will greatly enjoy the speech, as RR went after Comey hammer and tongs.

Thanks. Yes, I watched it last night.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (/tuJf)

84
Which means that he intends to run for office again once things settle down.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


Worse, he'll likely win. It's New York City, after all.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (BWL+E)

85
An even more superficial and lightweight version of Obama. That's really scraping the bottom.


You ever feel like Booker's problem is that the left is like, "Clean, articulate black man? We've done that already. YAWN!"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:49 AM (O7MnT)

86 Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

He shouldn't be surprised if Huma gives him a chili reception.
Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 09:46 AM (Bdeb0)


Something something something something KRAUT something, something something something.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:49 AM (IXZGh)

87 Agreed. He is technically great. But compare this portrait to this one:

https://tinyurl.com/y4e65eux (I promise...no tricks).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 09:44 AM (wYseH)

That one is great too but, while it is a portrait, it's a single individual (the eyes are fantastic!).

This one is a family...interacting with each other. And they seem to be enjoying each other's company. I see a lot of humanity in it.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:49 AM (cF8AT)

88 The guy on the left is reasonably well rendered, the woman less so, and the midgets are awful.
Hals started getting bored, or he was paid for one portrait and then four people turned up.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 14, 2019 09:49 AM (ctEmO)

89
Which means that he intends to run for office again once things settle down.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 09:45 AM (veoSD)

NYC mayor...why not? Lookit what they got now.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (ykq7q)







Hey, before he screwed up his last mayoral run with more sexting, I figured he was about the best that the Donks could come up with at the time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (veoSD)

90 +3 Dexterity
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (9cans)


+18 anal cavity.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (IXZGh)

91 60
Yesterday was Horde favorite and semi-regular Commentator Lena Dunham's 33rd birthday.



...


Posted by: Moron News YOU Can Use at May 14, 2019 09:43 AM (meVhc)

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Is there a term or phrase for those unique occasions when one age finally surpasses their IQ?

Posted by: ShainS -- Born Again Easter Worshipper at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (WqPYg)

92 Weiner looks forward to ketchup with his family.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2019 09:39 AM (meVhc)

He shouldn't be surprised if Huma gives him a chili reception.
Posted by: Zod


With or without carrots?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (F8EBp)

93 57


Quite a pickle he got himself into.



Posted by: IrishEi



Nonsense! He's relishing the opportunity.





Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019

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*
. . .

This painting is no doubt from Hals's salad days.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (elsTe)

94 It may be more reasonable to think of adults as large children.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (sqdLZ)

95 Is that an orange she's holding? Is symbolic, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 09:50 AM (xSo9G)

96 You ever feel like Booker's problem is that the left is like, "Clean, articulate black man? We've done that already. YAWN!"
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:49 AM (O7MnT)


Honestly, it's because his lazy eye is off-putting.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:51 AM (IXZGh)

97 That Dad's boys only swim to make girls.

Posted by: Archer at May 14, 2019 09:51 AM (gmo/4)

98 The children look like aliens.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2019 09:51 AM (kG5hP)

99
Is that an orange she's holding? Is symbolic, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Someone's gonna get whacked.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:51 AM (BWL+E)

100 NASDAQ down almost 3.5%.


buy buy buy

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 09:52 AM (MAstk)

101
buy buy buy
Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 09:52 AM (MAstk)


Where's Beeks?!?

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:52 AM (IXZGh)

102
Family Feud in Front of the Folly...

I think there is some wry humor there.

Him: FML, I never thought I'd end up here.

Her: I'm cucking him with the horse trough boy.

Kids (who are painted as mildly demonic adults): Can't wait to trip them as they go down the stairs etc.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at May 14, 2019 09:52 AM (UFLLM)

103 65 I'm told I owe an apology to Rashida Tlaib. K. Her goes.

I'm sorry I called you ugly and stupid. I honestly thought you knew.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)

You left out "fat".
____________

Yeah, he should have said "I'm sorry I called you ugly and stupid. I should have called you ugly, stupid, fat, nasty, and evil. I will try to be more accurate and precise in my comments from now on."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (k4dH2)

104
Is there a term or phrase for those unique occasions when one age finally surpasses their IQ?


Posted by: ShainS -- Born Again Easter Worshipper at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Senility?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (elsTe)

105 ITS FUNNY CUZ HIS NAME IS WEINER AND HIS DICK GOT HIM IN TROUBLE!

Posted by: BRN ROETHLESSBERGER at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (gC2IV)

106 Franz Hals, the kiddie's pal

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (1hM5m)

107 105 ITS FUNNY CUZ HIS NAME IS WEINER AND HIS DICK GOT HIM IN TROUBLE!
Posted by: BRN ROETHLESSBERGER at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (gC2IV)

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I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (9cans)

108 I don't get it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:53 AM (9cans)


It's funny because Ben Rothlisberger is the Mary Cloggstein of the NFL.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:54 AM (IXZGh)

109 With or without carrots?
___________

No carrots.

But lots of pizza.

Posted by: John Podesta at May 14, 2019 09:54 AM (k4dH2)

110 Is there a term or phrase for those unique occasions when one age finally surpasses their IQ?


Alyssa Milano.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 09:54 AM (O7MnT)

111 It looks real uncomfortable to be the youngest child's face - - like it's about to burst but the garter belt is holding things together.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 09:54 AM (9Wd39)

112 Ol' Ben's sharp as a sponge.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:55 AM (ykq7q)

113 Ol' Ben's sharp as a sponge.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:55 AM (ykq7q)


And fuck you too!!!! Sir....

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (IXZGh)

114 I can't believe that we really are in a stalemate political war with people who hate America. In the not so distant past, these people would have been dismissed without much effort. But because we are a Democratic Republic, they were allowed to survive to fight another day. It's ironic that our exceptionalism will eventually kill us.

Posted by: Rainmando at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (lmPMy)

115 I don't like Christopher Wray...don't trust him at all. Not sure why Trump picked him. Also, I didn't realize Wray was Weissmann's supervisor at DOJ and, according to Sidney Powell, 'lauded' Weissman, a filthy POS who makes up laws, then charges people for breaking them.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

116 >>Is that an orange she's holding? Is symbolic, no?

Orange is the color of Dutch royal family. The countries colors are red, white and blue but orange goes back to the royals.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (/tuJf)

117 Of fake troll sock

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (lmPMy)

118 And fuck you too!!!! Sir....

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (IXZGh)

Sorry...I can't spell marshmallow.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)

119 Is this the art thread?

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (NLLmE)

120 what the hell is an alyssa milano? sounds italian for a huge boil on your asscheek.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (KP5rU)

121 Rancida Tlaib's face is what I imagine an elephant hemmoroid looks like. If one must imagine such things.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 09:57 AM (9Wd39)

122 120 what the hell is an alyssa milano? sounds italian for a huge boil on your asscheek.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (KP5rU)

Yeah, similar.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 09:57 AM (cF8AT)

123 81 79 Weiner, who will still be registered as a Level 1 sex offender,


With -20 Charisma
Posted by: Miklos 6d at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (QzkSJ)

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+3 Dexterity
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 09:48 AM (9cans)

Failed his savings throw against underage poon.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

124 Pray for PDT. Pray for his safety, and that of his family. These animals will stop at nothing to regain power.

And thank God for sparing us Hillary.

Smooches, y'all!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2019 09:58 AM (PkVlr)

125 Kind of like how Cory Booker is a Clearance Rack Obama.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo

An even more superficial and lightweight version of Obama. That's really scraping the bottom.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2019 09:42 AM (BWL+E)

They're hoping the lighter color means he's more intelligent. Yeah, riiiggghhtt.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 14, 2019 09:58 AM (m79Dg)

126 I can't believe that we really are in a stalemate political war with people who hate America. In the not so distant past, these people would have been dismissed without much effort. But because we are a Democratic Republic, they were allowed to survive to fight another day. It's ironic that our exceptionalism will eventually kill us.
Posted by: Rainmando at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (lmPMy)


I think they're actually winning, but that's because the media makes it look that way.

If Trump wins in 2020, this country will lose a significant portion of its mind and it will be another rough 4 years. Depending on what Trump does to MAG in his 2nd term dictates how it will go after that. He's driving the media crazy and more and more Americans are realizing the media is what it is: the strong arm of the DNC.

I still have a flicker of hope left.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:58 AM (IXZGh)

127 what the hell is an alyssa milano?
Posted by: chavez the hugo



Pepperidge Farms cookie.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)

128 The taller kid appears to have progeria.
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Ellen DeGeneres at May 14, 2019 09:59 AM (vg8iE)

129 Is there a term or phrase when one age finally surpasses their IQ?
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2015?

Posted by: AOC at May 14, 2019 09:59 AM (1hM5m)

130 Sorry...I can't spell marshmallow.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)


Well played, sir. Well played.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:59 AM (IXZGh)

131 Pepperidge Farms cookie

Pooperin Farms Nookie Cookie, now waaay past sell date...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at May 14, 2019 10:00 AM (UFLLM)

132

Pepperidge Farms cookie.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)


Because Pepperidge Farms REMEMBERS!!!!

Posted by: Old Farmer Guy at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (IXZGh)

133 Alyssa Milano is just Cher thirty years younger.

Posted by: AOC at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (1hM5m)

134 From an internet search of "spit". More than one definition of the word, apparently:
"Old English spittan, of imitative origin."

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (Pqytn)

135 116 >>Is that an orange she's holding? Is symbolic, no?

Orange is the color of Dutch royal family. The countries colors are red, white and blue but orange goes back to the royals.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 09:56 AM (/tuJf)

Oranges were status symbols. Tropical fruit that had to be shipped to the northern countries were expensive. It showed you could afford such luxuries. You see them used this way in Van Eyck's "Arnolfini Portrait".

Posted by: Kris at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

136 The oldest child looks to be about 45.


She's the Shadout Mapes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (iSh8b)

137 Apparently Durham has already been on the case for weeks.

https://twitter.com/JakeBGibson/status/1128256205191884800

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (NtglE)

138 Alyssa Milano is just Cher thirty years younger.

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To be fair, Cher did have some talent.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (sX1BW)

139 i look at hals, not in terms of rembrandt (in a class of his own), but in relation to all the other portrait painters of his time. visiting the hals museum in haarlem (recommended) was a revelation. unlike most of the others with their smooth surfaces and scrupulous details, his works spring to life. their vitality comes in part from his technique of broad, painterly gestures, unlike anything of his time, that anticipates manet and the impressionists.

i was knocked out by the hals museum and became a big fan. if you're near haarlem (everything in holland is nearby) make a visit.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:02 AM (Pg+x7)

140 136 The oldest child looks to be about 45.


She's the Shadout Mapes.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (iSh8b)

I'd like to give a Shadout to my boyeee Duncan Idaho!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:02 AM (NWiLs)

141 To be fair, Cher did have some talent.
Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:01 AM (sX1BW)


Right up to the point he hit that tree.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:02 AM (IXZGh)

142 Is the orange she's holding symbolic?



* * * * *

Orange bad, man.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:02 AM (9Wd39)

143 "Daddy, I'm a boy, why am I wearing a dress?"

"Shut up and smile for the painter, kid. I'll give you a cigar later. After all, I'm a Dutch Master."

"Huh. More like master bater."

"Honey, haven't you heard the old adage about wives should be seen and not heard?"

"No, that one is actually about kids. But keep it up and you'll be getting a 6 months prescription for NoAssAtol. On the house."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:03 AM (fhFbZ)

144 To be fair, Cher did have some talent.

With her ankles behind her ears, and face down with arse rampant...

Posted by: M K Ultra at May 14, 2019 10:03 AM (UFLLM)

145 I saw Shadout Mapes open for The Scorpions at Wembley Stadium in '81.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:03 AM (IXZGh)

146 Orange is the color of Dutch royal family. The countries colors are red, white and blue but orange goes back to the royals.

And somehow William of Orange (Dutch) became associated with Protestantism in Ireland, so the Catholics are green and the Protestants orange.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2019 10:04 AM (fuK7c)

147 Is he the Hals of Montezuma?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 14, 2019 10:05 AM (MRshI)

148 Rancida Tlaib-short, nasty and brutish. And the Democrats are forced to defend her no matter what she vomits out of her pie hole.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:05 AM (JgA4k)

149 To be fair, Cher did have some talent.

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Also to be fair, Milano did showcase her talents in some vampire movie. But that was a long time (and pre-augmentation) ago.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:05 AM (sX1BW)

150 139 i look at hals, not in terms of rembrandt (in a class of his own), but in relation to all the other portrait painters of his time. visiting the hals museum in haarlem (recommended) was a revelation. unlike most of the others with their smooth surfaces and scrupulous details, his works spring to life. their vitality comes in part from his technique of broad, painterly gestures, unlike anything of his time, that anticipates manet and the impressionists.

i was knocked out by the hals museum and became a big fan. if you're near haarlem (everything in holland is nearby) make a visit.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:02 AM (Pg+x7)

It's always better to see a work of art in person, if possible. I agree with CBD that Hals is a second- or third-tier Dutch Baroque artist, but I've only ever seen them as pictures in books or online. Never IRL.

Posted by: Kris at May 14, 2019 10:06 AM (OyyDO)

151 He's driving the media crazy and more and more Americans are realizing the media is what it is: the strong arm of the DNC.

I still have a flicker of hope left.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 09:58 AM (IXZGh)


The media is the leading arm of the Democrats. They're nuttier and further Left than the main body because they have no responsibility to anything.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 10:06 AM (hLRSq)

152 To be fair, Cher did have some talent.

* * * * * * *

Talent? Like a German Shepherd trained to dance on its hind legs.
I've still not gotten over the sheer nastiness of that video of her prancing around in a backwards thong on the USS Missouri.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:06 AM (9Wd39)

153 Rancida Tlaib-short, nasty and brutish. And the Democrats are forced to defend her no matter what she vomits out of her pie hole.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:05 AM (JgA4k)


One must hope that America is paying attention to her, AoC and the other coont that openly hates America AND the Jews. They are the TRUE face of the Dem party and the only reason the Dems are trying to quiet them down a bit is because they're not wanting to be exposed for what they are quite yet.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:06 AM (IXZGh)

154 They are laughing because, as Dad was handing Mom a bouquet of flowers, she dropped them on the floor.

Posted by: French Jeton at May 14, 2019 10:08 AM (Fjvqd)

155 Does damn near every dem presidential candidate have a first or last name that begins with a B?

Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Bullock, Beto ( ), Bennet, Booker.

I miss anyone?

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 10:08 AM (cF8AT)

156 Rancida Tlaib-short, nasty and brutish. And the Democrats are forced to defend her no matter what she vomits out of her pie hole.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:05 AM (JgA4k)

One must hope that America is paying attention to her, AoC and the other coont that openly hates America AND the Jews. They are the TRUE face of the Dem party and the only reason the Dems are trying to quiet them down a bit is because they're not wanting to be exposed for what they are quite yet.

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The Democrats just can't help themselves. They have been evil bigots since their founding. Their whole history is pretty much hating blacks, Jews, Catholics, and now babies.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:08 AM (sX1BW)

157 Cancel buy signal.

NASDAQ in the green.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (MAstk)

158 I can't think of a single person who is the public face of the democrats who ever looks happy, or even neutral.

The Left is always angry. Someone else somewhere might be having a good time, and damned if that doesn't tick them off.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (e9omi)

159 They are the TRUE face of the Dem party and the only reason the Dems are trying to quiet them down a bit is because they're not wanting to be exposed for what they are quite yet.

It isn't Stretch Pelosi's botoxed, Crypt-Keeper-like skull-mug?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (O7MnT)

160 Kevin Corke
@kevincorke
#NEW @FoxNews has learned that US Attorney #JohnDurham has been working on the investigation into the origins of the #FBI's counterintelligence investigation into #Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the #Trump Campaign for "weeks."
******
Ya Don't Say ???

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (BqBId)

161 ... there were a lot of portrait painters in 17th century holland. i was talking to someone (who actually knows what he's talking about) who said that in the dutch golden age, everybody, low to high, had a painting in their house. and many of that prosperous people memorialized themselves with portraits. (there were also lots of landscapes, genre scenes, still lives, etc., too).

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (Pg+x7)

162
I think they're actually winning, but that's because the media makes it look that way.

I still have a flicker of hope left.
Posted by: Sponge
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It is academe that is at the bottom of this. Of course, one might more easily say that it reflects the decay of society in general.

I defer to the previous thread:

"Other times I wonder, has technological advancement made insanity sustainable?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo"

'Sustainable' in the absolute sense, no, but it has certainly enhanced the rate of decay of society.

I see no path back to what I would define as normal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (CDGwz)

163 The Left is always angry. Someone else somewhere might be having a good time, and damned if that doesn't tick them off.

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Bigotry is exhausting.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (sX1BW)

164 157 Cancel buy signal.

NASDAQ in the green.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (MAstk)

Not sure where all that money was running to the last few days but I guess it decided to run back.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (cF8AT)

165 http://bit.ly/2E7eVmY
*******
Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (BqBId)

166 160 Kevin Corke
@kevincorke
#NEW @FoxNews has learned that US Attorney #JohnDurham has been working on the investigation into the origins of the #FBI's counterintelligence investigation into #Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the #Trump Campaign for "weeks."
******
Ya Don't Say ???
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (BqBId)

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I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (9cans)

167 A.B. Stoddard on FOX now. Just cannot contain her hatred for all things Trump.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (NtglE)

168 In fact, I don't think it was down 3.5% I think FBN had a glitch on their page and didn't update from yesterday.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (MAstk)

169 What has Alyssa Milano actually ever done? I do recognize her name but I don't know why.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (JgA4k)

170 164 157 Cancel buy signal.

NASDAQ in the green.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (MAstk)

Not sure where all that money was running to the last few days but I guess it decided to run back.
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (cF8AT)

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Gonna be honest, but I thought that the apocalypse would take longer to play out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:11 AM (9cans)

171 http://bit.ly/2E7eVmY
*******
Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (BqBId)


Wait. Wasn't there audio of him bragging about doing it?

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)

172 Disney, Comcast reach deal on Hulu ownership



Doesn't really matter, all are controlled by the left.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (MAstk)

173 I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...

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I don't think this phases them much. There will be fall guys if it ever gets going. The higher echelons will be fine. They probably just see this as a fundraising opportunity.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (sX1BW)

174 136
The oldest child looks to be about 45.



She's the Shadout Mapes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

More like the Shutout Mopes.

(Doon reference)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (elsTe)

175 What has Alyssa Milano actually ever done? I do recognize her name but I don't know why.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (JgA4k)


She was AWESOME in Commando.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)

176 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Meaning, it totally happened, but we made damn sure there wasn't a paper trail.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (O7MnT)

177 Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.

SHAKING. UP. THE. RACE.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (ZfRYq)

178 Ya Don't Say ???

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (BqBId)


Weeks, eh? Like "as soon as Mueller's report dropped" for a start date?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (hLRSq)

179 What has Alyssa Milano actually ever done? I do recognize her name but I don't know why.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (JgA4k)
******
Who's the Boss as a kid, then Soft Porn movie & then series where her & 2 sisters were witches, can't think of the damn name

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (BqBId)

180 165 http://bit.ly/2E7eVmY
*******
Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (BqBId)

Why isn't that poor, demented, elderly man in a home? Or did he escape and they haven't found him?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (JgA4k)

181 171 http://bit.ly/2E7eVmY
*******
Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (BqBId)

Wait. Wasn't there audio of him bragging about doing it?
Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)

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He's making an unimportant distinction that the media will cling to.

No, Biden's son didn't ask him to intervene. Daddy just did it.

It's still corrupt, but he wants to use the idea that his son not asking him to do it clears him of corrupt motives.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (9cans)

182 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Meaning, it totally happened, but we made damn sure there wasn't a paper trail.

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Which is why we have implied conflict laws.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (sX1BW)

183 169
What has Alyssa Milano actually ever done? I do recognize her name but I don't know why.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

A sitcom as a teen back in the '90s, I think, and the original Charmed with Shannen Doherty. And I seem to recall some sexy spots for Candies (shoes or perfume sprays, or maybe both) not many years ago.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (elsTe)

184 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT


Sounds like the imbecile Biden is daring someone to prove him wrong.

Here is your leading Democrat for the nomination for 2020.
Only slightly less crooked than Hillary. Slightly.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (vcOmj)

185 173 I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...

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I don't think this phases them much. There will be fall guys if it ever gets going. The higher echelons will be fine. They probably just see this as a fundraising opportunity.
Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (sX1BW)

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It does seem like their tools and methods for corrupting the DOJ are being rooted out pretty thoroughly. That's gotta create consternation at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (9cans)

186 Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)
*******
You Are Correct Sir

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (BqBId)

187
The Left is always angry. Someone else somewhere might be having a good time, and damned if that doesn't tick them off.

Posted by: Boots
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The mere thought that someone might be living their life without political influence/control/preoccupation is outside of their psychology. For them everything is about politics.

That has been the great triumph of the Left, everything and everybody is judged politically.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (CDGwz)

188 No, Biden's son didn't ask him to intervene. Daddy just did it.

It's still corrupt, but he wants to use the idea that his son not asking him to do it clears him of corrupt motives.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:13 AM (9cans)


And it will work.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (IXZGh)

189 Kevin Corke

@kevincorke

#NEW @FoxNews has learned that US Attorney #JohnDurham has been
working on the investigation into the origins of the #FBI's
counterintelligence investigation into #Russia meddling in the 2016
presidential election and the #Trump Campaign for "weeks."

******

Ya Don't Say ???



Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM

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Just spit balling here, but that means he has found something not flattering to the obama administration. No way would AG Barr have let this leak otherwise.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (JUOKG)

190 I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...
...


For some reason they have been Googling "countries with no extradition treaty".

Not sure what that's about.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (MAstk)

191 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Meaning, it totally happened, but we made damn sure there wasn't a paper trail.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (O7MnT)


That the paste eating blowhard is even talking about it means we're in new territory.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

192 Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.



How many does that make now?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (88xKn)

193 @160

The origins go straight to the top.

Remember, Susan Rice wrote a CYA memo on her way out the door saying Obama wanted the investigation to handled by the book.

So ipso facto, Obama knew about it and ultimately, per Rice authorized it and directed it.


So if this investigation is legit, his first request for an interview should have been Susan Rice, then following precedent per the Flynn interview, invite Obama to have a friendly chat, no lawyers needed, it's just a conversation.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (XwB3f)

194 Who's the Boss as a kid, then Soft Porn movie & then series where her & 2 sisters were witches, can't think of the damn name
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT


Charmed?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (F8EBp)

195 I don't think this phases them much. There will be fall guys if it ever gets going. The higher echelons will be fine. They probably just see this as a fundraising opportunity.
Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (sX1BW)

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It does seem like their tools and methods for corrupting the DOJ are being rooted out pretty thoroughly. That's gotta create consternation at least.

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They probably just see this as a setback. Yes, they may lose some inside people, but the bench is deep.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (sX1BW)

196 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. It's a miracle the second kid was conceived.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (0tfLf)

197 192 Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.



How many does that make now?
Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (88xKn)

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591.

All will make the primary debate stage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (9cans)

198 Say, there's some mighty handsome wimmenz in that family.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (4knXT)

199 Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.

SHAKING. UP. THE. RACE.
Posted by: blaster

Ho hum.

Open the second deck to the crazy bus. Political consultants for the win.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (vcOmj)

200 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT
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Fact Check: True

Joe did it without being asked.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (CDGwz)

201 I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...

You know that part in every bad movie where the evil masterminds are in their bunker watching the carnage outside and saying, "Let them have their fun; they are no threat to us."

Metaphorically, that's the Democrat gerontocracy looking at the young social-fascists.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (O7MnT)

202 192 Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.



How many does that make now?

Posted by: dantesed at May 14, 2019 10:15 AM (88xKn)

23 I believe.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (cF8AT)

203
Charmed?
*****
Bingo! thank you

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (BqBId)

204
What has Alyssa Milano actually ever done? I do recognize her name but I don't know why.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (JgA4k)

She was AWESOME in Commando.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)






Didn't we already mention the vampire flick?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (veoSD)

205 201 I do wonder what people in the higher echelons of the Democratic Party are saying behind closed doors about this...

You know that part in every bad movie where the evil masterminds are in their bunker watching the carnage outside and saying, "Let them have their fun; they are no threat to us."

Metaphorically, that's the Democrat gerontocracy looking at the young social-fascists.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (O7MnT)

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I now like to imagine them as Cersei in the most recent episode of GoT.

Over-confident that her defenses will hold. As she watches them burst into flames leaving her defenseless, she becomes a teary-eyed mess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:17 AM (9cans)

206 Which is why we have implied conflict laws.

* * * * *

How quaint it seems to look back on those still on the books ethics rules requiring Congresstrash to avoid deals that so much as "lend an appearance of impropriety."

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:17 AM (9Wd39)

207 As a painting, this one rates a solid "Meh."

Posted by: blake - used sock salesman at May 14, 2019 10:17 AM (qC1Sy)

208 Say, there's some mighty handsome wimmenz in that family.
Posted by: Cicero
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Got some meat on their bones. None of those scrawny women for the Dutch. It's the look of prosperity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:17 AM (CDGwz)

209 >>>>Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.

He should run on a ticket with Buttplug. "The Bullock and Buttplug" sounds like a gay English pub. ("Mind if I put my banger in your mash?")

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:17 AM (O7MnT)

210 Just spit balling here, but that means he has found something not flattering to the obama administration. No way would AG Barr have let this leak otherwise.

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No one really believes that the FBI / DOJ would investigate a major party presidential candidate without the tacit approval of the chief executive.

And somewhere, there will be a paper trail for the guy who wants a get out of jail free card. It may not have Obama's name on it, but someone big.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (sX1BW)

211 161 ... there were a lot of portrait painters in 17th century holland. i was talking to someone (who actually knows what he's talking about) who said that in the dutch golden age, everybody, low to high, had a painting in their house. and many of that prosperous people memorialized themselves with portraits. (there were also lots of landscapes, genre scenes, still lives, etc., too).
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:09 AM (Pg+x7)

The Holland School of the Dutch Baroque saw the development of the lower genres (still lifes, landscapes, portraiture, etc.). The region was strict Calvinist and obvious religious art was frowned upon. It was seen as Catholic and idolatrous. The artists and patrons had to go with something else or make the religious messages more abstract and allegorical. Since Holland was pretty prosperous at the time, art patronage was seen as a sign of wealth, stature, and good taste -- as it still is.

Posted by: Kris at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (OyyDO)

212 Alternate Title: Auction Day For Little Marijke

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (4knXT)

213 210
No one really believes that the FBI / DOJ would investigate a major party presidential candidate without the tacit approval of the chief executive.

And somewhere, there will be a paper trail for the guy who wants a get out of jail free card. It may not have Obama's name on it, but someone big.
Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (sX1BW)

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Billy Bob Johnson of Omaha.

He's the real power behind the Democratic Party. We swear.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (9cans)

214 ...And somewhere, there will be a paper trail for the guy who wants a get out of jail free card. It may not have Obama's name on it, but someone big.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (sX1BW)
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Like maybe Biden?

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (e9omi)

215 Metaphorically, that's the Democrat gerontocracy looking at the young social-fascists.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:16 AM (O7MnT)


May their confusion grow.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Party of One! Personalized Identity Group Kits Now at The Outrage Outlet! at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (hLRSq)

216 150 kris:

hals is not a second or third tier dutch artist. he is of the first rank and not just as a portraitist. the work is intelligent and can be brilliant and startling. at his best he pulls off that magic where the bravura brushwork captures the illusion of the thing or person depicted, effortlessly.

i'm a fan.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (Pg+x7)

217 214 ...And somewhere, there will be a paper trail for the guy who wants a get out of jail free card. It may not have Obama's name on it, but someone big.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (sX1BW)
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Like maybe Biden?

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (e9omi)

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You really think Biden had any decision making authority within the administration? Especially regarding domestic spying? I find that doubtful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (9cans)

218 So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM (9Wd39)

219 Other times I wonder, has technological advancement made insanity sustainable?
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo"

'Sustainable' in the absolute sense, no, but it has certainly enhanced the rate of decay of society.

I see no path back to what I would define as normal.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (CDGwz)

I think it's much simpler than that. It's our system of government that allows for the creation, sustainability and eventually the conquest by the insane.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM (lmPMy)

220 ...And somewhere, there will be a paper trail for the guy who wants a get out of jail free card. It may not have Obama's name on it, but someone big.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:18 AM (sX1BW)
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Like maybe Biden?

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I wouldn't think he would be really involved. He wasn't in the chain of command. His order is meaningless.

Of course, Comey is pretty dumb. He may be the one guy without a get out of jail free card.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM (sX1BW)

221 Starting to see rumblings that comey did secretly record his meetings with Trump. No actual evidence but there are some articles floating around about it. DC has one.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM (JUOKG)

222 ...You really think Biden had any decision making authority within the administration? Especially regarding domestic spying? I find that doubtful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (9cans
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Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (e9omi)

223 194
Who's the Boss as a kid, then Soft Porn movie then series where
her 2 sisters were witches, can't think of the damn name

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT




Charmed?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .
A polite answer. People here have manners, even if they pretend they don't!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (elsTe)

224 Since Holland was pretty prosperous at the time, art patronage was seen as a sign of wealth, stature, and good taste -- as it still is.
Posted by: Kris
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*casts a smug eye on 'Dogs Playing Poker' hanging on the wall*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (CDGwz)

225 @189

As I said in the morning thread...

Now that Barr has started an investigation into the origins of the Trump spying operation if it doesn't go to straight to Obama then ultimately
it will be a failure.


The first thing that will be needed to
be looked at is the authorities, remember, Susan Rice wrote a CYA memo saying Obama wanted this done, by the book, so the authority has to start with Obama.


Remember this operation used surveillance,
espionage, spies, agent provocateurs in multiple countries, contractors, cash payments, honey pots, intelligence operatives of multiple 5 eyes countries, and on and on.


Does anyone understand the authority chain and coordination necessary for the CIA/FBI to conduct
these operations both domestically and abroad?


It's massive.

And if it were done by the book the paper trail should all be there.



So it must start at the top with Obama and like a many tentacled octopus work it's way out to the lowly field agents.


Let justice be done though the heavens fall.

Posted by: John The Savage at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (XwB3f)

226 If I had a room of expensive European antique furniture, I would hang this in my house. Otherwise I'd sell it to the highest bidder and not miss it.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:22 AM (lmPMy)

227 Saying that Hals is not the peer of Rembrandt or Vermeer is like saying that a baseball player hits pretty well, but is not quite the slugger that Babe Ruth was. And yes, while Hals (or rather, his studio) produced run-of-the-mill genre scenes and portraits like the one shown here, Hals himself could produce very subtle, insightful work - like this portrait of his friend Jan Six:

https://tinyurl.com/y2a7fvpf
It's a beautiful portrait of a thoughtful man of the world. Is there an artist alive today who could paint anything comparable to it? If there is, I can't think of him/her.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 14, 2019 10:22 AM (S6ArX)

228 Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.

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Might as well have Mickey Mouse's authority.

Someone is holding something that authorizes all this.

The question is who is the person on top.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:22 AM (sX1BW)

229 .You really think Biden had any decision making authority within the administration?
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Bwahahahaha.

Posted by: ValJar at May 14, 2019 10:22 AM (CDGwz)

230 Of course, Comey is pretty dumb. He may be the one guy without a get out of jail free card.
Posted by: SH

Comey is pretty dumb. I think McCabe was doing the "heavy" lifting at FBI....at the bequest of Brennan and Clapper.
Flip Comey to get to McCabe.
Flip McCabe to bet to Brennan and Clapper

Working the other side of the street, get the Podestas and Syd Blumenthal.

Most of the wires lead back to Hillary and Barack.

Don't know how far they will get, but I would like to thing that some of these mooks are starting to sweat.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at May 14, 2019 10:23 AM (vcOmj)

231 So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on
Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14

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I think her husband is a big shot sports agent.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (5I0ZI)

232 *casts a smug eye on 'Dogs Playing Poker' hanging on the wall*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (CDGwz)


I will see your Dogs Playing Poker and raise you one Bradford Exchange Gone With The Wind Masterpiece Edition Collector Plate with genuine 22k gold trim.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (4knXT)

233 I keep thinking of that scene in Clear and Present Danger when Ritter pulls out his get out of jail free card.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (sX1BW)

234 >>> Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence'

~~~~~

Translation: You cant prove it. How Clintonian.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (NtglE)

235 209 >>>>Governor of Montana throws hat into ring.

He should run on a ticket with Buttplug. "The Bullock and Buttplug" sounds like a gay English pub. ("Mind if I put my banger in your mash?")

He's a good example of a "Moderate Democrat" - he ran for election as a "Moderate Democrat", someone who would respect the more conservative values of his constituency - and now, he's decided he's never going to run for Statewide election again, and he goes full on Abortion Activist, tells Montana voters to fuck off, and he's gonna run for President.

Although of course that is ridiculous, what's he's probably running for is a sweet appointment to a cabinet position, probably Dep't of the Interior, in a hoped for Dem administration.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (Kpl3J)

236 kris:

along with the calvinist renunciation of religious icons (etc), the golden age came right after the defeat of spain. the elevation of the native landscape, people (genre) and still lives is invested with a discovery of what makes the dutch, dutch, in their hard fought independence.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (Pg+x7)

237 http://bit.ly/2E8DHDl
******
Ky. attorney general sues drug manufacturers over high insulin prices | One America News Network

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)

238 176 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Meaning, it totally happened, but we made damn sure there wasn't a paper trail.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:12 AM (O7MnT)


Both Hillary and Bill Clinton say crap like this all of the time "You will find no evidence that.." It's a lawyerly evasion, a non-denial denial. Biden has evidently learned his lying lessons from the lying masters.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (fhFbZ)

239 Why can't the Podesta's be brought in for questioning regarding that business they were in back in Ukraine 15 years ago, with Paul Manafort?

Manafort has been paying quite the price for actions he took with the Podestas. I don't understand why those pedos are still out and free.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (e9omi)

240 Might as well have Mickey Mouse's authority.



Someone is holding something that authorizes all this.



The question is who is the person on top.





Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:22 AM

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obama or val jar aren't going to be named in this thing.

Just like Mr. hilter and his upper echelon there was never anything put in writing about exterminating Jews. All they needed was a bunch of people who "knew" what hilter wanted to happen to carry out the task.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (JUOKG)

241 231 So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on
Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14

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I think her husband is a big shot sports agent.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (5I0Z)

Hah, so she actually is on a sex strike.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (sqdLZ)

242
I will see your Dogs Playing Poker and raise you one Bradford Exchange Gone With The Wind Masterpiece Edition Collector Plate with genuine 22k gold trim.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
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Pfft. I have a shelf full of Franklin Mint books.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (CDGwz)

243 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence'
*******
sort of the Obama not a scintilla of scandal?

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (BqBId)

244 They all look jolly and happy, even though their clothes are trying to strangle them.

Posted by: bluebell at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (aXucN)

245
Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (e9omi)

"You need to sign this, Mr. Vice President."

"What is it?"

"Your new payroll deduction form. Right here... And here... Initial there... Thank you."

Posted by: Vanya at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (vXoNP)

246 I assume some covert operations have processes that allow for deniability for the shot callers.

Maybe I watch too many movies.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (lmPMy)

247 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

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Other than the fact that son was paid by Ukraine while Joe was VP and after meeting with Ukraine.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (sX1BW)

248 Ky. attorney general sues drug manufacturers over high insulin prices | One America News Network
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT


Can't blame them. Narcan is given out free because druggies have a "disease".

Insulin should be too by that same measure then.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (F8EBp)

249 216 150 kris:

hals is not a second or third tier dutch artist. he is of the first rank and not just as a portraitist. the work is intelligent and can be brilliant and startling. at his best he pulls off that magic where the bravura brushwork captures the illusion of the thing or person depicted, effortlessly.

i'm a fan.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:19 AM (Pg+x7)

That's the great thing about art. There is so much of it that everyone should be able to find someone/something they like and enjoy it for the happiness it brings. Perhaps if I were ever lucky enough to see Hals in person, I might change my mind. Unfortunately, my opinion is based solely on printed, flat reproductions. Never the best way to judge art.

Posted by: Kris at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (OyyDO)

250 >>He's a good example of a "Moderate Democrat" - he ran for election as a "Moderate Democrat", someone who would respect the more conservative values of his constituency - and now, he's decided he's never going to run for Statewide election again, and he goes full on Abortion Activist, tells Montana voters to fuck off, and he's gonna run for President.


He is a fat, lying sucker of Llama cocks.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (Nud5/)

251 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (fhFbZ)
******
Only problem is PDT has it all

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (BqBId)

252 obama or val jar aren't going to be named in this thing.

Just like Mr. hilter and his upper echelon there was never anything put in writing about exterminating Jews. All they needed was a bunch of people who "knew" what hilter wanted to happen to carry out the task.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman
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Loretta Lynch has managed to maintain a low profile. We shall see...perhaps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (xSo9G)

253 224 Since Holland was pretty prosperous at the time, art patronage was seen as a sign of wealth, stature, and good taste -- as it still is.
Posted by: Kris
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Of course today the sign of Wealth and Stature is to get a copy of this painting where all the characters are puffed up to look like beach balls.

You note I left out "good taste".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:27 AM (Kpl3J)

254 Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.


Samantha Power said that all the "unmasking" was done in her name, but not by her.

Posted by: Miklos, 3D checkers player at May 14, 2019 10:27 AM (QzkSJ)

255 250 >>He's a good example of a "Moderate Democrat" - he ran for election as a "Moderate Democrat", someone who would respect the more conservative values of his constituency - and now, he's decided he's never going to run for Statewide election again, and he goes full on Abortion Activist, tells Montana voters to fuck off, and he's gonna run for President.


He is a fat, lying sucker of Llama cocks.
Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (Nud5/)

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"But he's ours. We can't wait to get him some other statewide office!"
-Voters of Montana

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:27 AM (9cans)

256 The
Democrats and the media - but I repeat myself - are desperate. Their
immediate, absolutely critical mission is to try to get rid of AG Barr.
When he was confirmed it was assumed by everyone in the professional
political sphere that because Barr was in the Bush administration that
he was a just another political hack, and no one to worry about.
When
they discovered - much to their horror - that he was serious about
actually enforcing the law - the panic sounded like the sailors on the
Japanese carriers at Midway when they saw the American dive bombers
attacking from overhead and realized their air cover had been pulled
miles away shooting down ineffectual torpedo planes at sea level. All
they can do now is throw up some weak flack and hope they can dodge
Barr's bombs. It couldn't be happening to more deserving people.

Posted by: An Observation at May 14, 2019 10:27 AM (M0DcH)

257 >>Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine


That wouldn't make his actions less criminal.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:27 AM (Nud5/)

258 Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (e9omi)

"You need to sign this, Mr. Vice President."

"What is it?"

"Your new payroll deduction form. Right here... And here... Initial there... Thank you."

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I like thinking this is the case.

"Who authorized this spying?"

Joe Biden did.

"And what authority does Joe Biden have?"

______

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (sX1BW)

259 I will see your Dogs Playing Poker and raise you one Bradford Exchange Gone With The Wind Masterpiece Edition Collector Plate with genuine 22k gold trim.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (4knXT)

The Honeymooners plates......huh?....huh?

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (ykq7q)

260 Can't blame them. Narcan is given out free because druggies have a "disease".

Insulin should be too by that same measure then.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (F8EBp)
******
EpiPens too, My Brother could die from a Bee Sting, he has to have his EpiPen with him everywhere he goes

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (BqBId)

261 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Nice try, Joe. I doubt that 'asking' is the crime we're looking at.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (IMdOQ)

262 Comey hid in the drapes.

I think it's safe to say he's the dumb one.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (NLLmE)

263 GUY: Look, she was checking to see if I had a tear in my pants at the crotch.

WOMAN: Just stop, okay?

KIDS: They have this conversation every week!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

264 245
Not at all. I think the real brains behind the operation might have signed SleepySlowJoe's name to it, in order to shield Barky.

Posted by: Boots at May 14, 2019 10:21 AM (e9omi)

"You need to sign this, Mr. Vice President."

"What is it?"

"Your new payroll deduction form. Right here... And here... Initial there... Thank you."
Posted by: Vanya at May 14, 2019 10:26 AM (vXoNP)
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I can't wait for the first reporter to ask Biden "Were you aware or participate in the decision to spy on the Trump Campaign"

Get him on record.

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (G0vdT)

265 264 I can't wait for the first reporter to ask Biden "Were you aware or participate in the decision to spy on the Trump Campaign"

Get him on record.
Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (G0vdT)

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You're too old to be this naive.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (9cans)

266 I'm sorry allah made you uglier than a goat's asshole.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 09:34 AM (F8EBp)

She looks like an Arab version of Sandra Bernhard.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (NMAzL)

267 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence'

****

This is really a bonding moment between father and son. Joe is teaching the boy the art of equivocation.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (0tfLf)

268 Another one bites the dust boards the clown car.

Steve Bullock
@GovernorBullock
To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before.

That's why I'm running for President. Join our team: http://stevebullock.com

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (+y/Ru)

269 From 1956 to 1971, Hoover's FBI targeted Communists and radicals for COINTELPRO spying.

The student Communists eventually long-marched their way into power: Obama, Clinton, Holder, Brennan, Ohr, Comey--even Christopher Steele, campus Commies all.

They essentially revived COINTELPRO and aimed it in the other direction, at conservatives, opponents and Donald Trump.

Spy-Gate is the New COINTELPRO.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (Ndje9)

270 I see no path back to what I would define as normal.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:10 AM (CDGwz)


Only hope I can see is an extinction-level election against the Democrats in 2020. Something that will just blow them out completely. Only then will they (perhaps) dump their progressives loonies. If 2020 is at all close, they'll just think, "OK, what we did is perfectly fine, we just need to try harder" and they'll ramp up the crazy even more. That's the worst, but alas, most likely, outcome, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (fhFbZ)

271 241 231 So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on
Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14

------

I think her husband is a big shot sports agent.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (5I0Z)

Hah, so she actually is on a sex strike.
Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:25 AM (sqdLZ)

She might be. Doesn't necessarily mean he is. It is Hollywood after all.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (NWiLs)

272 265 264 I can't wait for the first reporter to ask Biden "Were you aware or participate in the decision to spy on the Trump Campaign"

Get him on record.
Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:28 AM (G0vdT)

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

You're too old to be this naive.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (9cans)
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I still have dreams you know.

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (G0vdT)

273
Other than the fact that son was paid by Ukraine while Joe was VP and after meeting with Ukraine.
Posted by: SH
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There is the fact that Little Joe, or whatever his name is, was traveling with Biden on Air Force Two. Most damning of all is the vid of Biden crowing about how he extorted/blackmailed the Ukrainians re the firing of the prosecutor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (xSo9G)

274 268 Another one bites the dust boards the clown car.

Steve Bullock
@GovernorBullock
To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before.

That's why I'm running for President. Join our team: http://stevebullock.com
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (+y/Ru)

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Umm....what?

He's against the Constitution this directly?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (9cans)

275 CNN
@CNN
The Trump administration is reviewing a plan that would send up to 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, the New York Times reports

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (BqBId)

276 That's why I'm running for President. Join our team: http://stevebullock.com

Who tf is Steve Bollocks and why should I care?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (fhFbZ)

277 I still have dreams you know.
Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (G0vdT)

You still have dreams? What are you, 12? And do your parents know you're playing around on this website?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (NWiLs)

278 275 CNN
@CNN
The Trump administration is reviewing a plan that would send up to 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, the New York Times reports
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (BqBId)

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If you're gonna do it, you do it right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (9cans)

279 236 kris:

along with the calvinist renunciation of religious icons (etc), the golden age came right after the defeat of spain. the elevation of the native landscape, people (genre) and still lives is invested with a discovery of what makes the dutch, dutch, in their hard fought independence.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (Pg+x7)

Yep. To grasp its whole meaning, art must always be considered within its historical context.

Posted by: Kris at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (OyyDO)

280 >>Steve Bullock
@GovernorBullock
To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before.


This fat retard won't make it past August. Nobody is going to give this chubby hayseed a second look.

He has literally done NOTHING good for the State of Montana.

How'd this playbook work out for his fat predecessor?

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (Nud5/)

281 To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before.

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Donald Trump has held political power for less than 3 years.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (sX1BW)

282 Umm....what?

He's against the Constitution this directly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (9cans)
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Pesky elections.

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2019 10:32 AM (G0vdT)

283 Since Holland was pretty prosperous at the time, art patronage was seen as a sign of wealth, stature, and good taste -- as it still is.

Yeah, but modern art is garbage.

https://youtu.be/Ea39dHj01yc

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:32 AM (O7MnT)

284 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Note that a normal, innocent citizen would have said, "my son did not ask me to help him in Ukraine". He would not have said, "Neener, neener. You won't be able to find any evidence of that."

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2019 10:32 AM (CDGwz)

285 The Trump administration is reviewing a plan that would send up to 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, the New York Times reports

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Alternatively, we could send a handful of nuclear weapons.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:32 AM (sX1BW)

286 ... incidentally, there is a new vermeer painting!

the "woman reading a letter" in the gemaldegalerie, dresden, has been restored and they have a revealed a painting of a cupid on the wall behind the woman. it's a painting that appears in another vermeer. they knew the picture in a picture existed buy thought vermeer had painted it out. now they are certain it was painted out after vermeer died. it really changes the painting, adding to the content (she's reading a love letter) but detracting from an evocative stillness.

check it out!

"vermeer dresden museum" should get you there.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:32 AM (Pg+x7)

287 If you're gonna do it, you do it right.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (9cans)
******
Teacher from The Breakfast Club, "You Mess the Bull, You Get the Horns"

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:33 AM (BqBId)

288 284 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Note that a normal, innocent citizen would have said, "my son did not ask me to help him in Ukraine". He would not have said, "Neener, neener. You won't be able to find any evidence of that."

Res Ipsat Loquiter. The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:33 AM (Kpl3J)

289 The proportionate response to any Iranian attack on US forces should be complete annihilation. If so much as one bullet is fired upon our forces, we should utterly destroy them.

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:34 AM (sX1BW)

290 Never Mind Bullock

Posted by: The Sex Pistols at May 14, 2019 10:34 AM (QzkSJ)

291 Umm....what?

He's against the Constitution this directly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (9cans)

****

Yup. That's how I read it as well.
It sounds like this clown is as tone deaf in politics as Hillary.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:34 AM (0tfLf)

292 We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before

Posted by: SH at May 14, 2019 10:31 AM (sX1BW)

If you have to keep doing it, you're not very successful.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 10:34 AM (ykq7q)

293 ============



"But he's ours. We can't wait to get him some other statewide office!"

-Voters of Montana

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

Misquoted. What the voters of Montana actually said was, "We can't wait to get him an office in some other state."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:35 AM (elsTe)

294 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine


If you are excusing, you are losing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 10:35 AM (iSh8b)

295 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:29 AM (fhFbZ)

Unfortunately the Left have the majority of voters now though they are concentrated in blue urban areas and I would assume those that don't vote are idiots so they would mostly join the Left as idiots . The numbers aren't in our favor to eliminate the far Left trend. The electoral college is the only thing saving us right now. I'm an optimistic realist that will continue to fight to delay the inevitable for as long as possible.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:35 AM (lmPMy)

296 The guy who owns the gas station where I go is an immigrant, I forgot from where exactly, but it's a former Soviet Central Asian SSR.

He said to me this morning that American intelligence has become bad like the Communists, and that nobody will be punished, but at least Trump can get the truth out to the people.

I more or less have the same view of it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:35 AM (5I0ZI)

297 288 284 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Note that a normal, innocent citizen would have said, "my son did not ask me to help him in Ukraine". He would not have said, "Neener, neener. You won't be able to find any evidence of that."

Res Ipsat Loquiter. The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:33 AM (Kpl3J)

You can't prove anything copper!

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:36 AM (sqdLZ)

298 I find it a little surprising that Montana has a Democratic governor, it has always struck me as a pretty conservative place.
Is that connected to Billings being a labor kind of city?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2019 10:36 AM (JgA4k)

299 291 Umm....what?

He's against the Constitution this directly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (9cans)

****

Yup. That's how I read it as well.
It sounds like this clown is as tone deaf in politics as Hillary.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:34 AM (0tfLf)

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I think I know what he meant.

He meant the Republican Party won't take out Trump because he fired Comey, something he's legally allowed to do, and didn't collude with Russians. So, it's not "the system", it's Republicans.

But, I guess the revolutionary spirit has so infected the Democratic Party that even moderate guaranteed also-rans are embracing the basic verbiage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:36 AM (9cans)

300 Umm....what?

He's against the Constitution this directly?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:30 AM (9cans)
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Pesky elections.
Posted by: WisRich
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The Progs consider the Bill of Rights to be a time-consuming bottleneck. Obama actually overtly said that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:36 AM (CDGwz)

301 Loretta Lynch has managed to maintain a low profile. We shall see...perhaps.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

* * * * *
If Chocolate Cankles doesnt get an indictment after the in-your-face tarmac powwow with Willie, these is no justice.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:36 AM (9Wd39)

302 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence'

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Translation: You cant prove it. How Clintonian.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 10:24 AM (NtglE)


Biden is significantly dumber than the Clintons; and their intelligence is as overstated as the JEF's.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (y7DUB)

303 Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes
The Justice Department is being turned into a political weapon for the President before our eyes, day by day...

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (BqBId)

304
Teacher from The Breakfast Club, "You Mess the Bull, You Get the Horns"
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT


If you poke a hornets nest don't bitch about getting stung.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (aKsyK)

305 Oh and jumping into the Democratic clown car is pretty much an admission of dementia.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (JgA4k)

306 303 Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes
The Justice Department is being turned into a political weapon for the President before our eyes, day by day...
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (BqBId)

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Why didn't Democrats realize this US Attorney was a partisan hack when they unanimously approved him for his current position last year?

Gosh, Democrats are stupid, I guess. Maybe they shouldn't run things.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (9cans)

307 bullock loves to make commercials for the freebie crowd.

can't.stand.him.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (DGS6j)

308 305 Oh and jumping into the Democratic clown car is pretty much an admission of dementia.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 14, 2019 10:37 AM (JgA4k)

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*shreds paperwork to enter Democratic Primary*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (9cans)

309 >> I find it a little surprising that Montana has a Democratic governor, it has always struck me as a pretty conservative place.
Is that connected to Billings being a labor kind of city?
)

Bozeman* (California)
Missoula* (Chicago, NY, Boston, Minneapolis)
Helena (Capitol)
Butte (Labor Unions)
Billings (Railroad and Ag)
Dillon*


* - University Towns


There's your answer.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Nud5/)

310 Misquoted. What the voters of Montana actually said was, "We can't wait to get him an office in some other state."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Ding ding ding! Why do you think DC exists?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (F8EBp)

311 Jim J. Bullock is in the race?

I thought ButtGig had that lane all locked up?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at May 14, 2019 10:39 AM (9dQxE)

312 Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes
The Justice Department is being turned into a political weapon for the President before our eyes, day by day...
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14,

Somebody toss that bitch a midol.

Posted by: Vanya at May 14, 2019 10:39 AM (vXoNP)

313 Loretta Lynch is more clever than you think - she must be the one who's been floating the story that, in regards to the infamous airport runway meeting that makes her look dirty, that it was really just a clever Op run by Bill Clinton to make her look bad.

Clever because she's figured out that even Conservatives will lap that story up because it puts the blame on a Clinton, and ignore the fact that it gets her off hook completely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

314 The Norks back away from talks and launch a coupla missiles. The Chicoms renege on concessions. Iran rattles the saber.

All within a 10 day period.

I'm just a casual observer of current events, but I don't see any connecting the dots in the professional media.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 14, 2019 10:39 AM (WQZ1O)

315 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Note that a normal, innocent citizen would have said, "my son did not ask me to help him in Ukraine". He would not have said, "Neener, neener. You won't be able to find any evidence of that."

Res Ipsat Loquiter. The thing speaks for itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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Yes, it is formulated, weaselly* pol/lawyer speak.

*Unrelated to our own capital 'W' Weasel*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:40 AM (xSo9G)

316 313 Loretta Lynch is more clever than you think - she must be the one who's been floating the story that, in regards to the infamous airport runway meeting that makes her look dirty, that it was really just a clever Op run by Bill Clinton to make her look bad.

Clever because she's figured out that even Conservatives will lap that story up because it puts the blame on a Clinton, and ignore the fact that it gets her off hook completely.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

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I kinda like the story. I don't think I believe it, but I love the idea of Bill doing something he knew would look terrible just to kneecap Hillary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:40 AM (9cans)

317 >>@kevincorke

>>#NEW @FoxNews has learned that US Attorney #JohnDurham has been
working on the investigation into the origins of the #FBI's
counterintelligence investigation into #Russia meddling in the 2016
presidential election and the #Trump Campaign for "weeks."


Well slap my ass and call me Nancy. Who woulda thunk it?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (/tuJf)

318 298 I find it a little surprising that Montana has a Democratic governor, it has always struck me as a pretty conservative place . . .

Posted by: Northernlurker
___________

You're welcome.


Posted by: Californians Escaping Their Self-Created Hellhole And Recreating The Magic Elsewhere at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (9vQJW)

319 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine

Translation: It was all buried with Beau.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (rFmwm)

320 The Hals family, coming from a long line of Big Droolers, are pictured wearing their favorite bibs.

Even while comatose, RBG approves.

Mom has the deluxe version, The Lazy Susan. The local buffet hates this thing, as she can really load up her 'plate'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (Z4rgH)

321 Getting back to art, I've purchased a couple of prints by Eric Joyner, who does paintings of robots eating donuts. Better than 98% of what's on display at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM (O7MnT)

322 Loretta Lynch is more clever than you think - she must be the one who's been floating the story that, in regards to the infamous airport runway meeting that makes her look dirty, that it was really just a clever Op run by Bill Clinton to make her look bad.

Clever because she's figured out that even Conservatives will lap that story up because it puts the blame on a Clinton, and ignore the fact that it gets her off hook completely.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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Agreed, she has been very shrewd in safeguarding herself in this mess, but her association with it all is apparent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM (xSo9G)

323 312 Chris Hayes
@chrislhayes
The Justice Department is being turned into a political weapon for the President before our eyes, day by day...
Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 14,

Somebody toss that bitch a midol."

The funny part is that it already HAS been turned into a Political Weapon for the President by the last administration; what scares Chris Hayes and the rest of the plotters is that Trump and Co. are now just turning it around and flipping the aim 180 degrees.

One of the old, old lessons of government should always be, don't create powers and weapons that you don't want to see your enemies using against you. Because it's gonna happen, sooner or later.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)

324 Biden: 'Not a Single Bit of Evidence' Son Asked Me to Help Him in Ukraine


sounds like a dare!

kind of interesting how many Uke expats there are in delaware

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM (Rarvo)

325 >>Well slap my ass and call me Nancy. Who woulda thunk it?


Put. The. Pipe. Down.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:43 AM (Nud5/)

326 323 The funny part is that it already HAS been turned into a Political Weapon for the President by the last administration; what scares Chris Hayes and the rest of the plotters is that Trump and Co. are now just turning it around and flipping the aim 180 degrees.

One of the old, old lessons of government should always be, don't create powers and weapons that you don't want to see your enemies using against you. Because it's gonna happen, sooner or later.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)

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That was the messy beauty of the spoils system.

Everyone knew that the next party was going to wipe out the previous party's loyalists in the government as much as possible (usually actually no more than about 10%) and replace them with their own hacks and lackeys.

Far from a perfect system, but far preferable to an entrenched bureaucracy that is always on just one side.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (9cans)

327 You're welcome.

Posted by: Californians Escaping Their Self-Created Hellhole And Recreating The Magic Elsewhere at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (9vQJW)

Watched "Antiques Roadshow" last night....from Billings I think...at least 4 of the people w/stuff were from Cal.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (ykq7q)

328 What happens in Ukraine...

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (RuIsu)

329 OT - funny recent happening in our sub. Neighbor for years refused to cut down a clearly dead towering pine tree. Last big wind we had recently toppled the trunk into his roof. Apparently the termites helped remove roots. Top it off (literally) there was a huge Hornets nest that apparently tore open as well which created such a mess the landscapers couldnt get in to remove the tree until the nest was removed. Lesson: remove dead trees.

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (9Wd39)

330 Getting back to art, I've purchased a couple of prints by Eric Joyner, who does paintings of robots eating donuts. Better than 98% of what's on display at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo
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I, tiresomely, always defer to Bedard:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y59zsboz

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (xSo9G)

331 >>Watched "Antiques Roadshow" last night....from Billings I think...at least 4 of the people w/stuff were from Cal.


That must have been a boring stop. Not a lot of clean Antiques out here...and mostly they are all in and around Helena.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:45 AM (Nud5/)

332 Well slap my ass and call me Nancy.


"NancyStraw" just doesn't "sing".

Posted by: Miklosian Branding LLC at May 14, 2019 10:45 AM (QzkSJ)

333 Lesson: remove dead trees.
Posted by: Jake Fromm
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I'm not giving up my books.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

334 332 Well slap my ass and call me Nancy.


"NancyStraw" just doesn't "sing".
Posted by: Miklosian Branding LLC at May 14, 2019 10:45 AM (QzkSJ)

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Gotta wine and dine her a bit first. Then it's a night at the opera.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (9cans)

335
I kinda like the story. I don't think I believe it, but I love the idea of Bill doing something he knew would look terrible just to kneecap Hillary.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:40 AM (9cans)

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Nah... by all accounts, Bill tried to help the stupid fat drunken pig-woman to victory, but she was too dumb to listen. I'm sure both he and Lynch thought they were fine.

I bet that local reporter who put that meeting on the news has been flayed alive for the damage she did.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (5I0ZI)

336 ??Posted by: Californians Escaping Their Self-Created Hellhole And Recreating The Magic Elsewhere at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (9vQJW)

Scanned as "Californians Eating Their Self-Created Hellhole"


Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (Bdeb0)

337 Loretta Lynch is more clever than you think - she
must be the one who's been floating the story that, in regards to the
infamous airport runway meeting that makes her look dirty, that it was
really just a clever Op run by Bill Clinton to make her look bad.



Clever because she's figured out that even Conservatives will lap
that story up because it puts the blame on a Clinton, and ignore the
fact that it gets her off hook completely.

Posted by: Tom Servo

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Agreed, she has been very shrewd in safeguarding herself in this mess, but her association with it all is apparent.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:42 AM

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Yep, all she has to declare is that clinton ambushed her at that tarmac meeting. And she will get away with lying about it because the media will protect her.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (JUOKG)

338 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

339 If I didn't know better, I would assume JackStraw is angling for an Elegant Dinner Invitation.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:47 AM (Nud5/)

340 242

Pfft. I have a shelf full of Franklin Mint books.

those are the ones full of life savers, right?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 14, 2019 10:47 AM (sGtp+)

341 OT - funny recent happening in our sub.

Couple of weeks ago, there were two ambulances, a firetruck, and a cop car in front of the house across the street (which the owners converted to a Triplex); and someone got carried away in a stretcher.

That weekend, there were a bunch of people there, as for a party.

Now, the place is vacant.

No idea what went down.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 10:47 AM (O7MnT)

342 338
a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


he also saw a starving polar bear

Posted by: Anachronda at May 14, 2019 10:47 AM (sGtp+)

343 Unfortunately the Left have the majority of voters now though they are concentrated in blue urban areas and I would assume those that don't vote are idiots so they would mostly join the Left as idiots . The numbers aren't in our favor to eliminate the far Left trend. The electoral college is the only thing saving us right now. I'm an optimistic realist that will continue to fight to delay the inevitable for as long as possible.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


I have to wonder if anyone's pondered the massive perverse incentives this creates...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (AM1GF)

344 OT...but is it really???

Vanna White: "Believe it or not, Pat Sajak and I have only had one argument in 36 years and that was over putting ketchup on a hotdog," White's go-to condiments are ketchup and mustard, while Sajak opts for just the latter.

There ya have it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (0tfLf)

345
218 So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on

Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM (9Wd39)








Yachting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (veoSD)

346 344 OT...but is it really???

Vanna White: "Believe it or not, Pat Sajak and I have only had one argument in 36 years and that was over putting ketchup on a hotdog," White's go-to condiments are ketchup and mustard, while Sajak opts for just the latter.

There ya have it.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (0tfLf)

If it's good enough for Vanna, it's good enough for me.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

347 "Dad's Mansplaining again."

Posted by: West at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (7Fa8Y)

348 I bet that local reporter who put that meeting on the news has been flayed alive for the damage she did.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (5I0ZI)


Avoiding Arkancide is borderline miraculous.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

349 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the
mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the
trash.....just his claim





Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM

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A reasonable man would assume that a person going for a record dive would carry along some sort of recording device to document his claim.


Hmmmmmm..............

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (JUOKG)

350 >>a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)

351 Here's a story about the letter Jordan and Meadows sent to John Durham in early January 2019 requesting an update of his investigation into former FBI General Counsel James Baker.

https://tinyurl.com/ybm4pb3l

Now if they were requesting an update in January the investigation was obviously going of for some time before that. Like well before Barr was on the scene.

Barr isn't starting these investigations. He is revealing them.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

352 >>Yep, all she has to declare is that clinton ambushed her at that tarmac meeting. Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (JUOKG)

Any Cabinet-level executive with a PSD unable to gaff off a Clinton meeting on a plane spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Bdeb0)

353 no pictures of the trash.....just his claim

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

I saw that this morning. The guy is making a huge deal because he beat James Cameron's sub. But only by a few feet. It's mostly hype, using technology that someone else developed.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (wYseH)

354 Pardon me boy, is that the Democratic clown car?

Posted by: Steve Bullock at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

355 those are the ones full of life savers, right?
Posted by: Anachronda
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*!*

I've never checked. Maybe, but they look swell of the shelf.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (xSo9G)

356
Vanna White: "Believe it or not, Pat Sajak and I
have only had one argument in 36 years and that was over putting
ketchup on a hotdog," White's go-to condiments are ketchup and mustard,
while Sajak opts for just the latter.



There ya have it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:48 AM (0tfLf)



If it's good enough for Vanna, it's good enough for me.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .
Thirty-six years? That woman doesn't look to be any 56 years old. I know they just celebrated their 7000th show, but --!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM (elsTe)

357 338 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

What trash could be dense enough? Certainly can't be stereotypical plastic.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM (sqdLZ)

358 So Sajak is a ketchup Nazi.

Figures.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM (NLLmE)

359 No idea what went down.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo

1. charges were dropped2. Will was read
3. checks were received4. Party!!!!!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (dSTBj)

360 Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Nud5/)

Hashtag not to be mistaken for "nood"

-___-

ABOUT the urban and university progressive bastions that rule states which are otherwise conservative:

We have seen that Electoral College method works as advertised in balancing power among unequal states.

Why is this not the model for all state levels of government as well? A state electoral college comprised of counties, perhaps, would balance the majority of rural areas with the minority of progressive enclaves.

And, surely, I'm not the first to think of this, but I just haven't seen it suggested anywhere. (Not like it's a realistic possibility anyway.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (gB+8C)

361 Thirty-six years? That woman doesn't look to be any 56 years old. I know they just celebrated their 7000th show, but --!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



She's looking rough.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (F8EBp)

362 >>Vanna

She probably also eats black licorice.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (Bdeb0)

363 329 OT - funny recent happening in our sub. Neighbor for years refused to cut down a clearly dead towering pine tree."

What an idiot! if you've been near a dead pine tree, you know they rot fast and quickly get so weak a toddler could push one over.

My neighbor has a big hackberry, some of the branches are over my garage. It looks sicker and sicker by the year, but I've looked at it closely and determined that the way it's balanced, it's going down in his yard when it goes. Last big storm about a week ago, a big limb came off, one that *could* have landed on my garage if it had fallen in a particular way; but somehow, it snagged a little where it broke, swung, and catapulted itself right into the middle of his yard. I admit I felt a little big smug about it the next day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (Kpl3J)

364 A reasonable man would assume that a person going for a record dive would carry along some sort of recording device to document his claim.


Hmmmmmm..............

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (JUOKG)
yes, pictures of the sea life were published but amazinging nothing of the trash.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:51 AM (0O7c5)

365 I, tiresomely, always defer to Bedard:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y59zsboz
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:44 AM (xSo9G)


Eh. He's no Rothko.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (fhFbZ)

366 Thirty-six years? That woman doesn't look to be any 56 years old. I know they just celebrated their 7000th show, but --!


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM

*****

I know, right? I'd let her play with my vowels anytime.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (0tfLf)

367 (344) Freud's calling from beyond.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (RuIsu)

368 361
Thirty-six years? That woman doesn't look to be any 56 years old. I know they just celebrated their 7000th show, but --!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius




She's looking rough.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019

*
*
. . .

If she's an example of rough, sign me up for sandpaper!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (elsTe)

369 -
--
So what income is that skank Milano living on anyway? The residuals on Charmed must barely keep the lights on



Posted by: Jake Fromm at May 14, 2019 10:20 AM

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

She has a line of clothing. You see it a lot in Amazon's bargain bin.

Posted by: irright at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (pMGkg)

370 There was one plastic bag down there. Picture posted at commondreams.org

Posted by: Westboro Baptist Church at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (Y9zpc)

371
What trash could be dense enough? Certainly can't be stereotypical plastic.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM


it was a 1973 Buick Deuce & A Quarter

Posted by: AltonJackson (link in nick for the MiMoMe) at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (ceIDk)

372 357 338 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim

So did the US dump it there , because the US is the only one who can save us all from climate change!...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (O2RFr)

373
350 >>a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)







He didn't want to leave evidence that he got freaky with the Lovecraftian Deep Ones.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (veoSD)

374 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the
mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the
trash.....just his claim





Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM

---

A reasonable man would assume that a person going for a record dive would carry along some sort of recording device to document his claim.


Hmmmmmm..............
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (JUOKG)

--------

Did he get to the bottom?? If not.... where did he see "trash".

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (vIjh1)

375 /sock

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 14, 2019 10:53 AM (Y9zpc)

376 I find it a little surprising that Montana has a Democratic governor, it has always struck me as a pretty conservative place.
Is that connected to Billings being a labor kind of city?
)

Bozeman* (California)
Missoula* (Chicago, NY, Boston, Minneapolis)
Helena (Capitol)
Butte (Labor Unions)
Billings (Railroad and Ag)
Dillon*


* - University Towns


There's your answer.
Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:38 AM (Nud5/)

And this is true of many states. Michigan has three areas that flip the state blue. Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Flint. In the 2018 election, John James R, Senate candidate, won 68 of the 83 counties in the state. What he didn't win was 15 counties in the above areas, and he didn't win Macomb, Oakland, and Ingham counties.

Ingham county includes MSU, Oakland and Macomb have numerous small colleges, Ann Arbor is hopelessly Democrat now with U/M and Detroit speaks for itself when an accomplished black business owner cannot win because he has R after his name.

So people outside of the state believe the entire state is Democrat Liberal, when it's not true at all.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2019 10:53 AM (64/ml)

377

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Slow Jams the News with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

But the biggest laugh of the segment came after Buttigieg talked about appearance on Fox News, and his desire to invite both Democrats and Republicans to join his campaign.

"Democrats and Republican?" Fallon asked. "So what you're saying is, you go both ways?"

"No, I'm just gay," Buttigieg responded.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2019 10:53 AM (aKsyK)

378 What trash could be dense enough? Certainly can't be stereotypical plastic.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM (sqdLZ)
claims metal and something with writing on it

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:53 AM (0O7c5)

379 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the
mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the
trash.....just his claim

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2019 10:46 AM (0O7c5)

What trash could be dense enough? Certainly can't be stereotypical plastic.





Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM

---

Considering that the pressure of the water that deep would be well over 15,000 psi about 8 tons per square inch any trash other than dense metal would be so compressed it would crushed into unrecognizable tiny balls.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (JUOKG)

380 He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)


You know, there's probably a Starbucks down there, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (fhFbZ)

381 Anyway yeah definitely a plastic bag

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (Y9zpc)

382 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the
mariana trench

Does anything yet exist that can descend to the bottom of the Marianas trench?

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (rFmwm)

383 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vnghdsjmd0

New trailer for Midsommar, the next movie from the guy who made Hereditary.

I loved Hereditary, and Midsommar looks like the same brand of unsettling horror.

I'm excited.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (9cans)

384 350 >>a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)

_____

.... dont forget the Russian sub that we may or may not have sank when Sean Connery defected to the US with HIS Russian sub. Alex Baldwin saved the world that day.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (vIjh1)

385 I think that would have been a fine family portrait if the setting had been their home. There's something all wrong about the background.

Posted by: Tuna at May 14, 2019 10:55 AM (jm1YL)

386 384 350 >>a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)

_____

.... dont forget the Russian sub that we may or may not have sank when Sean Connery defected to the US with HIS Russian sub. Alex Baldwin saved the world that day.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (vIjh1)

===========

No, the Soviets didn't lose the Red October. They blew that one up. They lost another...

Quite embarrassing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:55 AM (9cans)

387 Someone on one of the last couple ONT threads posted an excellent analysis of how , if we had popular voting to determine the president, instead of the electoral college, the metro NYC area, comprised of 321 square miles, would determine the president for the rest of the 1 M plus square miles of the country.

Hopefully they will see this and post it again. Well worth the short read.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (64/ml)

388 University Students should NOT be allowed to Vote in a State they do not have Residence in.

If the University can charge you Out of State Tuition, you should NOT have the right to Vote in Local Elections.


BOTH are defacto arms of the State Government. You can't be considered a Resident and a Non-Resident, simultaneously.

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (Nud5/)

389 So people outside of the state believe the entire state is Democrat Liberal, when it's not true at all.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2019 10:53 AM (64/ml)


Same with Oregon. Outside of Portland, Eugene, and Salem, this is actually a big red state.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (fhFbZ)

390 There was one plastic bag down there. Picture posted at commondreams.org


Posted by: Westboro Baptist Church at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM

---

They managed to collect rock samples but they couldn't be bothered to grab that floating trash bag to bring back as proof?

Not buying it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (JUOKG)

391 what do they do between shows? pat and van tell the story of having a few minutes between tapings (they do several shows in a day) they ran over to a bar down the street and had a few... and a few, then realized they had to get back and taped the next show smashed. last time they did that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (Pg+x7)

392 Well slap my ass and call me Nancy. Who woulda thunk it?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (/tuJf)

For a whole couple of weeks? Oh my .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (lmPMy)

393 Does anything yet exist that can descend to the bottom of the Marianas trench?
Posted by: Blue Hen at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM (rFmwm)


It was called the Trieste.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (aS1PU)

394 vanna

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (Pg+x7)

395 39 counties in Washington State. Five are blue.
They rule the rest of the state.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (0tfLf)

396 What trash could be dense enough? Certainly can't be stereotypical plastic.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:50 AM (sqdLZ)
claims metal and something with writing on it


"Property of Capt. Nemo"

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (rFmwm)

397 The oceans are chock full of garbage. Spend anytime offshore or even walking a beach in the Spring and you will lots of crap floating around or washed up. We have an annual cleanup weekend here every year just for that purpose.

The problem is the overwhelming amount of it comes from Asia, China and India most notably. The US contribution is comparatively minimal.

So of course California bans straws.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (/tuJf)

398 Well slap my ass and call me Nancy. Who woulda thunk it?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:41 AM (/tuJf)

*THWAK*

Shut it, Nancy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

399 'Rough'? Okay, so we have a choice of birthday parties, Lena Dunham, or Vanna White. Pretty easy call.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (CDGwz)

400 Correction, I looked it up. Vanna White is 62 years old!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (elsTe)

401 >>388 University Students should NOT be allowed to Vote in a State they do not have Residence in.

Edited to read: University students should not be allowed to vote.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (Bdeb0)

402 So people outside of the state believe the entire state is Democrat Liberal, when it's not true at all.
...


Yep.

Trump won MT by double-digits. And he'll do so again in 2020.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (MAstk)

403 402 So people outside of the state believe the entire state is Democrat Liberal, when it's not true at all.
...


Yep.

Trump won MT by double-digits. And he'll do so again in 2020.
Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (MAstk)

========

And then they elected a Democratic senator in 2018...

Ugh...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (9cans)

404 comment not found

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (9cans)

405 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the

mariana trench



Does anything yet exist that can descend to the bottom of the Marianas trench?


Posted by: Blue Hen at May 14, 2019 10:54 AM


---

They claim this is the third time they dove to the bottom. 38,000+ feet deep. Over 7.5 miles down.


One would think a scientific achievement of that magnitude would have made headlines around the world.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (JUOKG)

406 397 The oceans are chock full of garbage. Spend anytime offshore or even walking a beach in the Spring and you will lots of crap floating around or washed up. We have an annual cleanup weekend here every year just for that purpose.

The problem is the overwhelming amount of it comes from Asia, China and India most notably. The US contribution is comparatively minimal.

So of course California bans straws.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (/tuJf)

Most trash floats.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (sqdLZ)

407 The problem is the overwhelming amount of it comes from Asia, China and India most notably. The US contribution is comparatively minimal.

So of course California bans straws.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (/tuJf)

Over 90% of oceanic plastic waste comes from 10 rivers in Africa and Asia. The West's contribution could be lost in a rounding error.

In the USA, less than 2% of plastic waste is mismanaged, and the vast majority of that doesn't end up in the sea.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (J+mig)

408 404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (9cans)


We have a winner.

Posted by: DR.WTF at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (aS1PU)

409 Deuce and a Quarter 1968 owner's manual doesn't list a "Crush Depth". Might be beyond 36k feets.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (RuIsu)

410 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


One would think that if there is anywhere it would be good to put trash, it would be at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (iSh8b)

411 404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 10:58 AM (9cans)


Nicely done.

Posted by: Sponge at May 14, 2019 10:59 AM (IXZGh)

412 They managed to collect rock samples but they couldn't be bothered to grab that floating trash bag to bring back as proof?

Not buying it.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM


*****

ditto.

Like the polar bear "stranded" on an ice berg.

Go out to pool.
Put plastic bag in pool.
Take picture.
OMG!!!! Pollution!!!
Increase taxes by 25% Now before it's too late.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (0tfLf)

413 The problem is the overwhelming amount of it comes from Asia, China and India most notably. The US contribution is comparatively minimal.

Yes, I saw a show that proved just that

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (O2RFr)

414 >>So of course California bans straws. Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 10:57 AM (/tuJf)

CA isn't going far enough. They should ban disposable cups, plasticware, plates, napkins, fastfood packaging.

Basically, Californians should be walking around with a tin cup and a wood bowl hanging from a lanyard around their neck, and they should be made to eat with their hands. All of them.

Posted by: Zod at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (Bdeb0)

415 395 39 counties in Washington State. Five are blue.
They rule the rest of the state.

...

The numbers of counties are irrelevant.

It's the population within them and people know this.

Posted by: HA at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (MAstk)

416 Most trash floats.
Posted by: Someguy



Down here, we all float.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (F8EBp)

417 Avoiding Arkancide is borderline miraculous.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (y7DUB)

------

Well, for one thing, I can guarantee you that nobody involved in running that story will ever rise above the level they're at, and I'd be surprised if any of them still have jobs.

Moreover, in their ignorant excitement to report on Leftist royalty, they publicized something that newsmen are supposed to conceal, it damaged Thundershart badly, it led to possible legal jeopardy for people in the nomenklatura, and they'll have to live with what they did.

LOL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (AzW6q)

418 "Neener, neener. You won't be able to find any evidence of that."

You mean like Eric Holder talking about charges he was involved in Fast and Furious... "I don't think you can prove that."

Posted by: An Observation at May 14, 2019 11:00 AM (M0DcH)

419 nood

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at May 14, 2019 11:01 AM (9cans)

420 "... don't forget the russian sub..."

what about the russian sub that ran aground outside gloucester, mass.,? captain alan arkin went ashore, met messers carl reiner, jonathon winters, theodore bikel and hilarity ensued.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 14, 2019 11:01 AM (Pg+x7)

421 On the bright side, even with Asia and Africa polluting the plastic ocean meme is overblown. Stuff breaks down much faster than though.

Posted by: Someguy at May 14, 2019 11:01 AM (sqdLZ)

422 Noodicus.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2019 11:01 AM (elsTe)

423 Nood punk chimp

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381288

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 14, 2019 11:01 AM (gB+8C)

424 39 counties in Washington State. Five are blue.
They rule the rest of the state.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2019 10:56 AM (0tfLf)

The same's just about true for Illinois.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 14, 2019 11:02 AM (JODDm)

425 384 350 >>a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he
claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


He also saw the Loch Ness Monster and a sign that said ATLANTIS 300 Miles

Posted by: garrett at May 14, 2019 10:49 AM (Nud5/)

_____

.... dont forget the Russian sub that we may or may not have sank when Sean Connery defected to the US with HIS Russian sub. Alex Baldwin saved the world that day.


but did he find the missing heat that we are being told is being sequestered in the deep ocean?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 14, 2019 11:02 AM (sGtp+)

426 it was a 1973 Buick Deuce & A Quarter
Posted by: AltonJackson (link in nick for the MiMoMe) at May 14, 2019 10:52 AM (ceIDk)

LOL, I always secretly wanted one of those. One with a giant silver Swan as a hood ornament. And curb feelers - gots to have curb feelers!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2019 11:02 AM (Kpl3J)

427 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he

claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


Also a used needle and a turd.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 14, 2019 11:02 AM (88+cf)

428 >>Most trash floats.

Most, not all. Tons of trash on the ocean floor.

For years the ocean was used as a garbage dumping ground. It was standard practice for places like NYC to dump garbage in the ocean up to the 1990s.

This isn't a global warming scam. We have abused the oceans for a long time and while the US mostly stopped other countries did not.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 11:03 AM (/tuJf)

429 I saw that this morning. The guy is making a huge deal because he beat James Cameron's sub. But only by a few feet. It's mostly hype, using technology that someone else developed.


The 1960 dive is an overlooked but amazing story. This is a year before we get a guy up and down in a space can.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 14, 2019 11:04 AM (fuK7c)

430 NYC quit dumping trash in the ocean in the 30's before there was plastic.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 14, 2019 11:05 AM (lmPMy)

431
410 a diver made the deepest dive on record.....in the mariana trench.....he claims he saw trash .... no pictures of the trash.....just his claim


One would think that if there is anywhere it would be good to put trash, it would be at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.


there are folks that want to set aside 2/3 of the solar system as a wilderness reserve.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 14, 2019 11:05 AM (sGtp+)

432 >>NYC quit dumping trash in the ocean in the 30's before there was plastic.

Wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

433 This isn't a bad painting but the composition is bad. The wall behind the family duplicates the family, tall to short, and the movement of the eye is very simple. There's nothing pulling your vision to any part of the painting except them. They have some life and personality to them, but its as if they were individually posed (which they almost certainly were) rather than an organic whole as a family. Four strangers dressed and posed for the image. Technically its brilliant, but he's missing the gifts that the very best had, I agree.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2019 11:06 AM (39g3+)

434 Californians should be walking around with a tin cup and a wood bowl hanging from a lanyard around their neck, and they should be made to eat with their hands. All of them.

Is tin renewable?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 14, 2019 11:08 AM (O7MnT)

435 >>NYC quit dumping trash in the ocean in the 30's before there was plastic.
-----
Wrong.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 14, 2019 11:06 AM (/tuJf)
~~~~~

I was just about to say we still get NY trash washed up here in Jersey.

I do think they passed a law a while back to stop dumping hospital waste and other biohazards though.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 11:14 AM (NtglE)

436 Clapper opens his yap and says we don't need another investigation into the investigators and Barr should wait for IG report.

Sorry, Clap...too late!

https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1128286964694769664

Posted by: IrishEi at May 14, 2019 11:20 AM (NtglE)

437 Whens our Pizza going to get here?

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 14, 2019 07:01 PM (wGqjj)

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The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat