Mid-Morning Art Thread

Metsu Letter.jpg

Woman Reading A Letter
Gabriel Metsu

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1
Dear Penthouse Forum...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2019 09:30 AM (zBaqJ)

2 Could it be?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 09:30 AM (IttZ7)

3 Missed it by that >< much.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (IttZ7)

4 Thought that was Vermeer at first.

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (7HtZB)

5 Is she using a spoon to read it?

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (7nTlT)

6 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (arJlL)

7 Anyhoo, vmon called first anyway... *kicks dirt*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (IttZ7)

8 Secret painting?
And tiny starved dog.

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (Z1ykJ)

9 Nvm, clearer on enbiggening.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (7nTlT)

10 One of those John Deere letters ?

Posted by: jsg at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (OqBiN)

11 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (7HtZB)

12 Nothing good comes of learning the women folk to read.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (dNzKv)

13 phew.....back from the future......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (0O7c5)

14 I like the dog.

Posted by: WisRich at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (G0vdT)

15 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (q80AH)

16 5 Is she using a spoon to read it?
Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 09:31 AM (7nTlT)


She doesn't want to miss a drop. Chunky!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (zBaqJ)

17 Why put a curtain over a painting?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (BN/jk)

18 Woman Reading A Letter

"Dear bald lady,

you didn't include enough postage so we can't send your wig."

Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (arJlL)

19 That is one hell of a storm surge. They should seek higher ground.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 12, 2019 09:33 AM (dNzKv)

20 Better read faster; there's a tsunami coming, and it's about to wash a frigate through our living room window.

Posted by: PabloD at December 12, 2019 09:33 AM (lU2EE)

21 Postage due.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2019 09:33 AM (X/Pw5)

22 she's reading a letter.....one letter.......i'm going to go with "g"

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:33 AM (0O7c5)

23 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?
Posted by: josephistan


That's not a window.
They didn't make single panes that big back then.
Didn't have the technology.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:33 AM (BN/jk)

24 "Dearest Blarghilda,

The rogaine is in the mail.

Please stop writing to me about it.

P.S. i want that painting back, you cow. "

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 09:34 AM (6FeV1)

25 During an era of time when not everyone knew which side of a bucket was "up".

Posted by: banana Dream at December 12, 2019 09:34 AM (l6b3d)

26 Micropuppeh

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 09:34 AM (6FeV1)

27 Looks like there's a spent shell casing on the lower right. .45 or 9mm?

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (7HtZB)

28 Is that a painting or a window behind the curtain?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front, Unbanned Chapter at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (vGJY7)

29 That's not a forehead. More like a six head.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (BN/jk)

30 11 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (7HtZB)

Many times it was because the painting was for "private viewings" only. *wink, wink* This may be to protect it from the sunlight. This is also a great way for your painting to develop mold, tho.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

31 Woman Reading A Letter

**********


I'ts Not You, It's Me! - a limerick

The poor lady is moping. She's a fretter.
Whatever could have possibly upset her?
I think perhaps one factor
Is they repossessed her tractor
And felt compelled to send a John Deere letter!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (m45I2)

32 "Yes Hazel, that's still the same picture behind the curtain."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (HaL55)

33 I want that tiny dog.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (wiXsO)

34 I see a bald woman missing a shoe.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2019 09:36 AM (ptqGC)

35 The doggy knows bacon is in the bucket.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 09:36 AM (IttZ7)

36 she's reading a letter.....one letter.......i'm going to go with "g"
Posted by: phoenixgirl


Back of the spoon.

"China"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:36 AM (BN/jk)

37 is there a correlation between her big forehead and her big shoe size?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (0O7c5)

38 These women lived in a world where the past was in black and white.

Posted by: huerfano at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (9dnxb)

39 It's Brian Stelter in drag.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (r7Fvf)

40 J.J. cheated! J.J cheated!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (HaL55)

41 Looks like there's a spent shell casing on the lower right. .45 or 9mm?
Posted by: josephistan


If you can see it from here, .45.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (BN/jk)

42 37 is there a correlation between her big forehead and her big shoe size?
Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (0O7c5)

The bigger the skate, the bigger the pate.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (6FeV1)

43 Why aren't those two maids a-milking? They have the pail. What are they lollygagging around for?

Posted by: henry at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (JMDly)

44 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (OyyDO)

45 Was not orienting the bucket in the right position a problem back in the day?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (ScWBu)

46 Back of the spoon.



"China"

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:36 AM (BN/jk)

my grandma told me it was rude to read the back of silverware....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (0O7c5)

47 is there a correlation between her big forehead and her big shoe size?
Posted by: phoenixgirl


Baby got back.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (BN/jk)

48 Miniature Springer Spaniel?

I like it!

Posted by: monkey at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (CLteG)

49 These women lived in a world where the past was in black and white.

*golf clap* plus 10 points for the Calvin's Dad reference.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (HaL55)

50 I like the rough-cut wooden platform her chair is resting on. We've all had good dais and bad dais, eh?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

51 The bigger the skate, the bigger the pate.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 09:37 AM (6FeV1)

i'm dead

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (0O7c5)

52 "Dear bald lady,

you didn't include enough postage so we can't send your wig."
Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM

You owe me a new cup of coffee.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (r7Fvf)

53 11 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (7HtZB)

Many times it was because the painting was for "private viewings" only. *wink, wink* This may be to protect it from the sunlight. This is also a great way for your painting to develop mold, tho.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (OyyDO)
*************
So we're talking possible porn on a ship?

Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (wiXsO)

54 Mama said there'd be dais like this.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

55 BULLETIN:

Mr. Orange just said that, "The U.S. is getting very close to a big China deal."

Posted by: mnw at December 12, 2019 09:40 AM (Cssks)

56 Yes, this is about me.

Posted by: The Dog at December 12, 2019 09:40 AM (CLteG)

57 That's not a forehead... that's an eighthead. What happened to the spaniel? It is the size of a marmot

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 09:40 AM (flINI)

58 they caught the bene geserit in a moment of private correspondence?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (8D42x)

59 OK, time for practice. BBL

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Life is pain. at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (HaL55)

60 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM

Man they had some weird fashion and beauty things back in the day. I can't imagine going to the bar looking for the baldest chick.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (r7Fvf)

61 The presence of both the letter and the dog may mean that the letter is from a lover. The glimpse of the ship at sea painting may mean that the lover is a sailor or on a trip.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (OyyDO)

62 That raised dais she's sitting on?
Where did they get plywood? Time travel?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (BN/jk)

63 58 they caught the bene geserit in a moment of private correspondence?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (8D42x)

==========

Plotting the perfect bloodline takes a lot of communication.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (q80AH)

64
Looks like there's a spent shell casing on the lower right. .45 or 9mm?
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (7HtZB)





...and that's how the fight started, officer.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (kw0bd)

65 Is that a surprise otter there on the floor?

Posted by: johnd01 at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (ukNFU)

66 The presence of both the letter and the dog may mean that the letter is from a lover. The glimpse of the ship at sea painting may mean that the lover is a sailor or on a trip.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (OyyDO)

The clothes hamper must mean it's Monday.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (X/Pw5)

67 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead.
Posted by: Kris


*******

Okay, now you're just toying with us.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (m45I2)

68 I don't do hair.

Posted by: Gabriel Metsu at December 12, 2019 09:42 AM (Z4rgH)

69 Martha, I'm holding the piss bucket but all the piss is pouring out again!

Oh Gerty! I think you may be holding it upside down again.
Martha, we should just put arrows on the bucket so we'll know.
Yes Gerty! Then I can spend more time with my spoon.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (l6b3d)

70 53 11 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 09:32 AM (7HtZB)

Many times it was because the painting was for "private viewings" only. *wink, wink* This may be to protect it from the sunlight. This is also a great way for your painting to develop mold, tho.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:35 AM (OyyDO)
*************
So we're talking possible porn on a ship?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (wiXsO)

Well, when you're stuck on a ship for months on end with no wimmenz and A LOT of booze...

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

71 Maid has another paper in her hand. Maybe she's received two letters but can't read so the lady of the house is reading for her.

That dog came from the same store as the Russian oligarch's miniature giraffe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (wzVKm)

72 Someone should feed that malnourished doggie

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (NVYyb)

73 17 Why put a curtain over a painting?


Whistler's Mother is sunbathing nude again.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (hbTkw)

74 Woman on right:'Looks like the tide is high.'

Posted by: FrodoB at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (V7laS)

75 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM

So, you're telling us that Hillary is bald ?

Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:44 AM (arJlL)

76 57 That's not a forehead... that's an eighthead.



You made me swallow toothpaste!! L O freakin L

Posted by: John McCains aneurysms at December 12, 2019 09:44 AM (LIhNq)

77 Your car's warranty is about to expire.

Posted by: jsg at December 12, 2019 09:44 AM (xfPFu)

78 It just hit me. That bald lady IS an alien involved with time travel.

That dais IS made out of plywood. That IS a single pane window 150 years before the technology became widespread.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:44 AM (BN/jk)

79 Someone should feed that malnourished doggie


Is Siberian hamster!

Posted by: Manuel at December 12, 2019 09:44 AM (hbTkw)

80 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM

========

Still less weird than blackening teeth in Oriental countries.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM (q80AH)

81 That dog came from the same store as the Russian oligarch's miniature giraffe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (wzVKm)

Under communism, everyone would have their own miniature giraffe comrade.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM (7nTlT)

82 23 So why is the painting covered by a curtain? Or is that a window?
Posted by: josephistan

That's a dutch ripple frame not a window surround

could be a painting, might be large delft tile

it has the manganese look of a tile

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM (rpxSz)

83 Bald foreheads and no eyebrows used to be a thing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM (ptqGC)

84 A cheerful palette and a sort of blah subject. What was the artist thinking, I wonder: "My commission is to get the wife and girlfriend into the same painting. How to do that?"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM (NVYyb)

85 So we're talking possible porn on a ship?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (wiXsO)

Well, when you're stuck on a ship for months on end with no wimmenz and A LOT of booze...

Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin'
Friggin' in the riggin' there was F all else to do!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 09:46 AM (U7qMl)

86 Standard letter.

I'm a Nigerian Prince and my fortune is held up...

Posted by: henry at December 12, 2019 09:46 AM (JMDly)

87 So we're talking possible porn on a ship?
Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:39 AM (wiXsO)

Well, when you're stuck on a ship for months on end with no wimmenz and A LOT of booze...
Posted by: Kris


It's not gay when you're under way.
It's only queer when you're at the pier.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:46 AM (BN/jk)

88 It's the "this end up bucket" Joe Biden's Grandmother is on the right, there's a 12G casing on the floor and she's looking out "the window" Ah nanna Biden.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:46 AM (r7Fvf)

89 This is interesting. Nearly 100 comments in, and still a lively discussion going on about the painting. Something must be up.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (90T4r)

90 83 Bald foreheads and no eyebrows used to be a thing.

That's hawt.

Posted by: The Grey Aliens at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (U7qMl)

91 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM

Man they had some weird fashion and beauty things back in the day. I can't imagine going to the bar looking for the baldest chick.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:41 AM (r7Fvf)
**********
That's interesting, thought she was suffering from male pattern baldness.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (wiXsO)

92 Posted by: mnw at December 12, 2019 09:40 AM (Cssks)



Didn't you already get banninated once for going OT before 100 in art threads?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (wzVKm)

93 Clearly the bucket was stolen from the British, they mark everything with that bloody broad arrow.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 09:48 AM (1glZx)

94 Bald foreheads and no eyebrows used to be a thing.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2019 09:45 AM

Had a great aunt who did that. Not the hair thing, but the eyebrow thing. She'd pluck them and then paint them back on. She stayed at our house for a couple weeks one time and I saw her in the morning and it creeped the shit out of me.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:48 AM (r7Fvf)

95 90
83 Bald foreheads and no eyebrows used to be a thing.



That's hawt.

Posted by: The Grey Aliens at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (U7qMl)


I hate everything you stand for!

Posted by: Sinead O'Connor at December 12, 2019 09:48 AM (IttZ7)

96 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your
forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was
bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance
portraits too.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM

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So, not Brazilian then. North of Brazil. She went full Belizian?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 09:49 AM (NVYyb)

97 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something. You can see it in a lot of Italian Renaissance portraits too.
Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:38 AM (OyyDO)


Back during the fifties comic books sometimes had intelligent people from the future time traveling back. They always had hideously giant domes that I thought violated all Darwinian standards for continued propagation of the species. Maybe they anticipated Kurt Eichenwald types...

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (y7DUB)

98 So Uncle Fester reads a letter. With spoon!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (r7Fvf)

99 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead. It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something.
Posted by: Kris


********

These days it's more than likely done to generate sympathy for a Go Fund Me for fake cancer survivors, a form of Münchausen syndrome with a profit motive.

Yes, this is a thing.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (m45I2)

100 I thought the ladies of yore shaved their heads to defeat the lice problem.

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (2vJ77)

101 4
Thought that was Vermeer at first.


Me too ... #metoo ?


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (XzVUd)

102 Either these are Colonial era Bene Gesserit, or we found the target demographic for lace wigs...

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (Rvlwi)

103 Someone should pick up the shoe in the foreground. I'd hate for this tableau to fall apart when someone trips and then sues the artist.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (NVYyb)

104 Dude, check out the forehead on that one, yea baby!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (r7Fvf)

105 My guess is that the painting is covered because a man of the household - perhaps the old lady's son, and the young woman's husband - is lost or missing at sea, and the sight of the painting is a painful reminder. The poor dog is a hint that the young woman is sexually frustrated, as her man has been gone a long time, but unless she knows she's a widow, she can't remarry.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (4l7MS)

106 Either these are Colonial era Bene Gesserit, or we found the target demographic for lace wigs...
Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM (Rvlwi)

********

Heh

Posted by: MACHINES FOR SALE at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (flINI)

107 I thought the ladies of yore shaved their heads to defeat the lice problem.

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (2vJ77)

The lice just relocate.

Posted by: BignJames at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (X/Pw5)

108 89 This is interesting. Nearly 100 comments in, and still a lively discussion going on about the painting. Something must be up.
Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (90T4r)

========

We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)

109 I thought the ladies of yore shaved their heads to defeat the lice problem.
Posted by: kallisto


That wasn't their heads they shaved...

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (BN/jk)

110 Where's the other shoe?

Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (wiXsO)

111 the "shell casing" probably is a thimble, and the seated woman appears to being some sort of tatting or needlepoint using a pillow as a base to work from.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (1glZx)

112 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead.
Posted by: Kris

Let's move on to 'exposed torso' period.

Posted by: notjjs at December 12, 2019 09:53 AM (3g7BU)

113 Had a great aunt who did that. Not the hair thing, but the eyebrow thing. She'd pluck them and then paint them back on. She stayed at our house for a couple weeks one time and I saw her in the morning and it creeped the shit out of me.
Posted by: Minnfidel

Ya shoulda glued caterpillars on her whilst she slept.

Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:53 AM (arJlL)

114 This is one weird picture. They have a black and white painting in the wall, covered by drapes. One woman has lost one shoe. There is a dwarf dog. And an empty cartridge on the floor. And the standing woman's bucket is marked with huge arrows (presumably meaning "This End Up").

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2019 09:53 AM (/sgva)

115 My guess is that the painting is covered because a man of the household - perhaps the old lady's son, and the young woman's husband - is lost or missing at sea, and the sight of the painting is a painful reminder. The poor dog is a hint that the young woman is sexually frustrated, as her man has been gone a long time, but unless she knows she's a widow, she can't remarry.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM

I actually had similar thoughts as to what it meant, but wouldn't it have been easier to just, you know. Take the picture down? Or have Ace put some shelves there instead?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:53 AM (r7Fvf)

116 I hate everything


Posted by: Sinead O'Connor at December 12, 2019 09:48 AM (IttZ7)
FIFY.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (XzVUd)

117 This is interesting. Nearly 100 comments in, and still a lively discussion going on about the painting. Something must be up.
Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 09:47 AM (90T4r)

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We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Well, that, and there's a ton of stuff in this painting.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (BN/jk)

118 100 I thought the ladies of yore shaved their heads to defeat the lice problem.
Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2019 09:50 AM (2vJ77)

Way, way back, sure. I think that's why the Egyptians did.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (OyyDO)

119 We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)


Very commendable.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (90T4r)

120 The spaniel disturbs me. I am worried about the dog

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (flINI)

121 Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (tBq0Q)

122 Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM

Joe Bidens Granny, so yea.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:55 AM (r7Fvf)

123 There was a weird fad among fashionable women to pluck the hairs on your forehead.
Posted by: Kris

Let's move on to 'exposed torso' period.
Posted by: notjjs


When the ladies plucked their chest hair?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 09:55 AM (BN/jk)

124 Honey I shrunk the spaniel!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (r7Fvf)

125 Had a great aunt who did that. Not the hair thing,
but the eyebrow thing. She'd pluck them and then paint them back on. She
stayed at our house for a couple weeks one time and I saw her in the
morning and it creeped the shit out of me.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 09:48 AM (r7Fvf)


Yikes. That would have scared me, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (ptqGC)

126 That little dog gonna get himself bonked with a bucket.

I've been away for a couple days. A cold, or maybe this one is sinusitis, swept down from the Siberian steppes and knocked me flat. I stayed home from work for 3 days, getting up at 6 (which is late for me) but finding myself nodding over my TV show or book and toddling back off to bed at 9, then rising again at 11, and napping 1:30-3:00. Then bed, again, at 9. Do you know how boring home can be when you can't watch TV or read? And no, I'm comparing Internet packages now, and don't have it at home. That's got to change soon.

I'm in to work for about 3 hours here, and maybe I'll contribute to the Morning Rant.

Anyway: Howz da Xmas shopping goin'?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (Ejm1K)

127
The MFM is having the vapors because the president mocked "climate change hero" Greta Loonberg. The horror the horror

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (kw5n8)

128 There's no kitteh in the painting.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (ptqGC)

129 I missed the morning news, but I MUST share this article

My name is Matilda Olofsson and I am Greta Thunberg's arch-nemesis


https://preview.tinyurl.com/wxf667k

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (1glZx)

130 What is that painting that's above the lady who is sitting down? Or is that a mirror?

Posted by: Puddleglum, a new Soviet Virginian at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (UUrfE)

131 121 Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (tBq0Q)

Women have always had difficulty using toilets after a man. Clearly this is how they addressed the problem.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (7nTlT)

132 127
The MFM is having the vapors because the president mocked "climate change hero" Greta Loonberg. The horror the horror
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (kw5n

========

I thought it was Jr. doing the mocking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (q80AH)

133
My guess is that the painting is covered because a man of the household - perhaps the old lady's son, and the young woman's husband - is lost or missing at sea, and the sight of the painting is a painful reminder. The poor dog is a hint that the young woman is sexually frustrated, as her man has been gone a long time, but unless she knows she's a widow, she can't remarry & she's out of peanut butter.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 12, 2019 09:51 AM


FIFY

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (hx3Q8)

134 They say that the ladies of yore
Would shave all their heads on the fore
But the lice were no dummies
They just crawled down their tummies
So now there's no rug on the floor


Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (U7qMl)

135 If the artwork is actually a delft tile, it would have a glossy finish

and the lady reading the letter is tilting it towards the light

so the tile may create a glare at certain times and therefore covered

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (rpxSz)

136 ...the eyebrow thing. She'd pluck them and then paint them back on.


*******

That's a road you don't want to start down. It starts with just a little shaping, evening out the two sides, next thing you know you wake up one morning to find you're totally plucked.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)

137 122
Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM



Joe Bidens Granny, so yea.


It's really a postmodern chamber pot, so the Biden rule is still VERY much in effect.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (T6t7i)

138 129 I missed the morning news, but I MUST share this article

My name is Matilda Olofsson and I am Greta Thunberg's arch-nemesis


https://preview.tinyurl.com/wxf667k
Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (1glZx)

========

I have the hero to my proposed story!

Matilda will pilot a fighter jet and destroy Greta's megatron-like alien robot suit in an epic showdown!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (q80AH)

139 The spaniel disturbs me. I am worried about the dog
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 09:54 AM (flINI)
***********
I just put that tiny dog is on my Christmas list.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (wiXsO)

140 I hate Windows, I thought my hard Drive had died, but no it's fine the new windows update killed my Computer. The Techs at the Computer shop don't think they can fix it they sounded like they were at their wits end, I am soo pissed off.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 12, 2019 09:58 AM (LvkqA)

141 I return to that dog . . . he reminds me of the little mixed breed dog Wife No. 2 had at home. She said he reminded her of "A hotdog on toothpicks what got dropped on the floor of a barbershop."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 09:58 AM (Ejm1K)

142 Since I live near Mennonite country, all the young women wear the type of headdress the lady on the right wears. Styles don't change that much in the Amish/Mennonite areas of the US. See them in the grocery stores they run, which are modernized with computer checkouts but old time dresses.

Posted by: Colin at December 12, 2019 09:58 AM (O9EyB)

143 Anyway: Howz da Xmas shopping goin'?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (Ejm1K)

Ordered something online at the beginning of November. Still haven't got it. Got an email today from the company saying it'll be 12-20 days from the day it's SHIPPED. Well, they only just shipped it last week. Pfft.

Posted by: Kris at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

144 We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Contrary to all my expectations!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (wYseH)

145 Well, that, and there's a ton of stuff in this painting.


There's no bewbs...

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (cn3ZE)

146 That's a road you don't want to start down. It
starts with just a little shaping, evening out the two sides, next thing
you know you wake up one morning to find you're totally plucked.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)


And that's why I never started.

Posted by: Gene Shalit at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (IttZ7)

147 144 We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Contrary to all my expectations!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (wYseH)

=========

The beatings and beratings have been consistently applied.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:59 AM (q80AH)

148 That's a road you don't want to start down. It

starts with just a little shaping, evening out the two sides, next thing

you know you wake up one morning to find you're totally plucked.


Beats the alternative.

Posted by: The Chicken at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (T6t7i)

149 The dog needs to gain a little weight

Posted by: Preznit Urkel X at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (flINI)

150 I'm FIRST! on this thread -called it on thge previous thread

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (G546f)

151 Awfully big clown shoes y'all are trying to fill.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (o3dyY)

152 Since I live near Mennonite country, all the young
women wear the type of headdress the lady on the right wears. Styles
don't change that much in the Amish/Mennonite areas of the US. See them
in the grocery stores they run, which are modernized with computer
checkouts but old time dresses.
Posted by: Colin at December 12, 2019 09:58 AM (O9EyB)


I was at a living history Civil War encampment, and at one of the suttler tents I saw a woman who I thought was a reenactor until I saw she was wearing Crocs . . . Yep, Mennonite.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (1glZx)

153 No boobs permitted in Mennonite country.

I wonder what they wear on their heads in Calgonite country.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 10:00 AM (U7qMl)

154 why have a curtain covering on the painting - dust cover?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (G546f)

155 135 If the artwork is actually a delft tile, it would have a glossy finish . . .

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019


*
*

A delft move.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (Ejm1K)

156 Ya shoulda glued caterpillars on her whilst she slept.
Posted by: JT at December 12, 2019 09:53 AM

I didn't know it was a thing. I was probably 10 years old and I had never seen a woman with no eyebrows! Creepy. She was super sweet, one of those great aunties that put on way too much perfume and super red lipstick and she'd always have to give you a huge kiss on the cheek so you'd have it all over your face at Christmas. She lived to be 90 something and was pretty spry. She was a dear woman. But had her quirks. Her hair was also still "amazingly" jet black at the age of 80 something. My dad showed me some old family pics not long ago and I had never seen her as a younger woman, she was actually stunningly beautiful. I just remembered her as the Aunt with no eyebrows.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (r7Fvf)

157
Speaking of plucking things - a limerick

A game bird sou chef named Zucker
A turkey, partridge, quail and duck mucker
Through the grease and guts and bile
Zucker always had a smile
You might say he was just a pheasant plucker

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (m45I2)

158 Lotta forehead on that creature.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (H5knJ)

159 121
Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?


That seems like a fairly modern adornment. I wonder what that says about the artist's dates vs Vermeer ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabri%C3%ABl_Metsu

Seems my guess is wrong.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (XzVUd)

160 Clothes like that, you had to plan bathroom breaks an hour ahead.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (dB+c3)

161 Ace discovered Tubeway Army! Yes, "Are Friends Electric" is awesome.

STANDING WOMAN: Damn, that really IS ugly isn't it?
SITTING WOMAN: Yup. We don't keep it covered just because.

And good morning Horde. I'm at that magical part of the year in which I hate everybody and wish I lived on an island in the middle of a lake in Alaska that only the Inuit know about, and they don't go there because Jeez, why would you do that? Here's hoping you're not the same, and at least it's Friday eve.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

162 130
What is that painting that's above the lady who is sitting down? Or is that a mirror?

Posted by: Puddleglum, a new Soviet Virginian at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (UUrfE)

______


I figured it was a mirror. Not sure if that's a banana peel on top of it, but looks like maybe the reflection of a cross or crucifix?

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (WqPYg)

163 is that WeaselDog?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (G546f)

164 The bucket is for the man of the house to use at night. The writing on the bucket says "We aim to please, so will you aim too, please?"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:03 AM (NVYyb)

165 We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Oh I know, I got taken to the woodshed one time for that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:03 AM (r7Fvf)

166 Muldoon for the win!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (NVYyb)

167 Nicely painted, but can't get past the forehead and the single shoe. I guess as other's have mentioned they're suggestions of something else. Why is that dog so interested in the maid and her bucket? A batch of the Colonel's "Extra-Crispy"?
As for the spoon-letter?"You may already be a winner!"

Posted by: Ned Reid at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (4VNvT)

168 Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2019 09:56 AM (1glZx)

Ok, that was effing funny.

Posted by: Vanya at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (U7voe)

169 165 We actually honor the 100 comment rule on this thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 09:52 AM (q80AH)

Oh I know, I got taken to the woodshed one time for that.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:03 AM (r7Fvf)

==========

I once called the thread an open thread at about comment 300, and I got berated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (q80AH)

170 At first I thought this was a Vermeer. It has that feel and arrangement but didn't seem quite 'Vermeerish'.

The artist's talent is obvious and interesting. I like the look of natural light he shows and the detail to the extent it matters.

I suspect, strongly, there is a lot going on in the scene I don't understand but the viewers of the time would have. The room is rather plain and spartan. The tile in the lower right looks like a repair, not a feature. The platform the woman sits on is unfinished wood. The one shoe and the thimble on the floor is an odd, almost slovenly, touch. The woman reading is fashionable, as Kris pointed out, but her clothing is not highly ornate. Is she trying for a rich 'look' and not quite getting there? Also, why is the servant woman looking at the covered painting? Is she hoping the man of the house returns quickly to take control of the young woman so she doesn't have to?

It's an interesting painting, at least to me. As I looked at it I kept coming up with scenarios it suggests.

Posted by: JTB at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (7EjX1)

171 161 Ace discovered Tubeway Army! Yes, "Are Friends Electric" is awesome.

I remember, shortly after that song came out, this total metal-head friend at school was going on and on about how great it was. The times they were a-changin'.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (U7qMl)

172 Petey ain't got no licem, but he sho got a lot of fleas!

Posted by: Stymie at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (XXaRO)

173 . I just remembered her as the Aunt with no eyebrows.

*******

That's a pretty cool story.

Did she do different expressions on different days?

Or did she have to leave the room during conversations to change from "surprised" to "quizzical" to "scowling"?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (m45I2)

174 158
Lotta forehead on that creature.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2019 10:01 AM (H5knJ)

_______


One of my buddies in college had a pretty bad receding hairline and the local smartass dubbed him "fivehead" -- because he had more than a forehead. I thought that was kind of cruel ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM (WqPYg)

175 It's a letter "conveying a subpoena". Not a real grown-up subpoena, just a kiddie-table subpoena.

Posted by: Little Adam Schitt, at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ndje9)

176 Ahhh...so it's a "night-water bucket."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (U7qMl)

177 No boobs permitted in Mennonite country.

I wonder what they wear on their heads in Calgonite country.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


They're soaking in it.
-Madge

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (BN/jk)

178 Here's hoping you're not the same, and at least it's Friday eve.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

I'll be on the next island over, if you need anything.

(you won't need anything, i'm just being polite.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ct55T)

179 They keep the painting covered because the ship has a beautifully detailed bow carving of a particularly luscious rack.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (NVYyb)

180 I once called the thread an open thread at about comment 300, and I got berated.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM

Art snobs, what can you do?

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (r7Fvf)

181 I've been thinking about yesterday's OIG hearing, and it occurs to me that the Senators focused a lot more on eliciting outrage than eliciting information. Especially Lee and Cruz, who typically spend more time eliciting information. Questions not asked were who knew and when. Did you interview James Comey - if not why not. Is it possible he could have known this etc.

I wonder if they just thought outrage was more important than information - probably so but still you want to use that to get information. Or if they have more trust that Barr is getting the information, so what they needed to gin up more than anything was outrage.

Posted by: FBI at December 12, 2019 10:06 AM (sX1BW)

182 We tried to have our Dinning room table repaired and the Tech came in and the first thing he said was "Oh this was made with Chinese prison Labor" and he could fix the table but it wouldn't really be worth it. My Wife was appalled that our furniture was made Prison Labor from China

We went out and bought some Amish made Furniture, best decision we ever made.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 12, 2019 10:06 AM (LvkqA)

183 particularly luscious rack
Read that as "ludicrous" and thought, aren't they all?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at December 12, 2019 10:07 AM (cn3ZE)

184 I figured it was a mirror. Not sure if that's a banana peel on top of it, but looks like maybe the reflection of a cross or crucifix?
Posted by: ShainS


It's a mirror. The thing on top looks like a ribbon of some sort. The reflection in the mirror is the window to the seated lady's right.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (BN/jk)

185 I think those women look bored. They want some action.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (NVYyb)

186 182 We tried to have our Dinning room table repaired and the Tech came in and the first thing he said was "Oh this was made with Chinese prison Labor" and he could fix the table but it wouldn't really be worth it. My Wife was appalled that our furniture was made Prison Labor from China

We went out and bought some Amish made Furniture, best decision we ever made.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 12, 2019 10:06 AM (LvkqA)

Furniture made with chinese prison labor is lower class. Persian or Turkish prison labor is the way to go.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (7nTlT)

187 5
Is she using a spoon to read it?


Posted by: Someguy


Given that her head is perfectly egg-shaped, she may be contemplating brain surgery, or perhaps suicide.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (T6t7i)

188 185 I think those women look bored. They want some action.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (NVYyb)

========

Table tennis!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (q80AH)

189 That's a pretty cool story.

Did she do different expressions on different days?

Or did she have to leave the room during conversations to change from "surprised" to "quizzical" to "scowling"?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 12, 2019 10:04 AM

LOL. She always looked the same when I saw her at family events. Always very well put together and classy. But then she stayed with us for a while and I saw that in the morning it freaked me out. I still remember she smoked with one of those long cigarette holder things. Not sure WTF that was about. She was a sweet lad though.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:09 AM (r7Fvf)

190 That is cruel. Also funny.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2019 10:09 AM (H5knJ)

191 At first I thought that was a mirror behind the drape and they were sitting shiva.

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2019 10:09 AM (2vJ77)

192 Here's hoping you're not the same, and at least it's Friday eve.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

I'll be on the next island over, if you need anything.

(you won't need anything, i'm just being polite.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ct55T)

********

I'll be up the mountaniside overlooking your lake... with 12 dogs.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 10:10 AM (flINI)

193 I wonder if they just thought outrage was more
important than information - probably so but still you want to use that
to get information. Or if they have more trust that Barr is getting the
information, so what they needed to gin up more than anything was
outrage.





Posted by: FBI


The information is already out there. Now they're trying to shape public opinion, because the public is, you know, dumb.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:10 AM (T6t7i)

194 192 Here's hoping you're not the same, and at least it's Friday eve.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

I'll be on the next island over, if you need anything.

(you won't need anything, i'm just being polite.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ct55T)

********

I'll be up the mountaniside overlooking your lake... with 12 dogs.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 10:10 AM (flINI)

I love dogs. Guess I'll be visiting Truck Monkey.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (7nTlT)

195 what's with the one shoe

and what's up with the thimble in foreground

and that is a small mirror in another dutch ripple frame

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (rpxSz)

196 I'll be on the next island over, if you need anything.



(you won't need anything, i'm just being polite.)


Whaoa! Give him some space. Clingy much?

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (T6t7i)

197 the public is, you know, dumb.

Yea, well at least I know what end of the bucket is up...

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (cn3ZE)

198 Furniture made with chinese prison labor is lower class. Persian or Turkish prison labor is the way to go.


Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:08 AM (7nTlT)

______

* snort *

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:12 AM (WqPYg)

199 S&P jumps to another all-time record high just now.

Biden: "We're likely to inherit a recession."

Biden & Krugman should get married, & beget gloomy little bad prognosticators.

Posted by: mnw at December 12, 2019 10:12 AM (Cssks)

200 182 Prison Labor from China


Vote democrat and you could have furniture made by Prison Labor from the nearest camp.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 10:12 AM (XzVUd)

201 I love dogs. Guess I'll be visiting Truck Monkey.
Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (7nTlT)

********

Anyone who loves dogs is A-OK in my book

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (flINI)

202 I still remember she smoked with one of those long cigarette holder things. Not sure WTF that was about. She was a sweet lad though.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Back in the bad old days, unfiltered cigarettes, Pall Mall, Lucky Strike, Camel, etc. stained your fingers with a brown nicotine color.
Hence Rush Limbaugh's tag line "in my formerly nicotine stained fingers".

That why cigarette holders became popular.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (BN/jk)

203 195 what's with the one shoe

Hillary had to leave in a hurry.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (U7qMl)

204 Biden takes office, enacts his policies, economy tanks...

"See! We inherited Trump's recession! Now we've gotta double down on everything!"

These people are flat-out, no-kidding, undeniably evil.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Ct55T)

205
Thanks to everyone for your sympathetic comments last night.

Talker was our Whippet. We got him many years ago as a show dog for me. He came out of a famous show kennel which is notorious as an overdogged puppy mill. Having paid a pretty penny for him, Her Majesty was never able to get his papers from them, so he could never be shown.

So he was neutered and lived out his life here. We're not even sure how old he was. 16 is our best guess.

He was in good health up to the end but over the last couple of days he stopped eating and didn't want treats. Last night he couldn't get up. I took him in and the vet and I concluded that at his age we would be temporizing if we went for aggressive treatment.

He slipped away quietly with me talking to him and stroking him. Rest well, little guy. And wait.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (ndD+b)

206 142 Since I live near Mennonite country, all the young women wear the type of headdress the lady on the right wears. Styles don't change that much in the Amish/Mennonite areas of the US. See them in the grocery stores they run, which are modernized with computer checkouts but old time dresses.
Posted by: Colin at December 12, 2019 09:58 AM (O9EyB)

Some of those Mennonite lasses are good, sturdy women. Solid German stock.

I too am concerned about the pup. He could really use a scrap or two. Maybe he's thinking "I really want the male to come back because he gives me meat when he's drunk." Or, maybe he just wants to go out and pee.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:14 AM (RD7QR)

207 199 S&P jumps to another all-time record high just now.

Biden: "We're likely to inherit a recession."

Biden & Krugman should get married, & beget gloomy little bad prognosticators.

Posted by: mnw at December 12, 2019 10:12 AM (Cssks)

==========

Their only hope is a stark downturn in the economy.

Without it, Democrats are sunk. Republicans regain the House with a stronger backbone than they had under Ryan, the Senate could add a Republican or two, and Trump will be president again with a much more pliant set of Republican lawmakers.

Oh, and RBG's gonna die.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:14 AM (q80AH)

208 I really like the blue curtain

Posted by: Rothko at December 12, 2019 10:15 AM (NVYyb)

209 That why cigarette holders became popular.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM

Never knew that. That's why I love this place.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:15 AM (r7Fvf)

210 ❘❘❘❙❙❚♠ Good day, y'all.

So, that picture, before I read all the comments that will explain the shoe and mock that gal's headgear, two observations.

One, standing gal is holding a 3.5" floppy.

Two, sitting gal is holding that thing from that Far Side cartoon where the AmerIndian Chief says, "We use every part of the buffalo... except this."

So, two anachronistic items. I say #FakeArt.

Posted by: mindful webworker - deliriously at December 12, 2019 10:15 AM (HGnKA)

211 Is she using a spoon to read it?


Posted by: Someguy


It looks like it until you embiggen it , then you can tell it's just the way the paper is wrinkled and the paper's color is the same as the fabric on her dress.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:15 AM (BN/jk)

212 Republicans regain the House with a stronger backbone than they had under Ryan

Kevin McCarthy? Really?

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:16 AM (T6t7i)

213 212 Republicans regain the House with a stronger backbone than they had under Ryan

Kevin McCarthy? Really?
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:16 AM (T6t7i)

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By every indication: Yes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:16 AM (q80AH)

214 Rest well, little guy. And wait.

Wasn't around last night, the IP clan sends our condolences Hadrian.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at December 12, 2019 10:16 AM (cn3ZE)

215 205

He was in good health up to the end but over the last couple of days he stopped eating and didn't want treats. Last night he couldn't get up. I took him in and the vet and I concluded that at his age we would be temporizing if we went for aggressive treatment.

He slipped away quietly with me talking to him and stroking him. Rest well, little guy. And wait.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM (ndD+b)

My condolences Hadrian. Dogs are of better character than many many people. I too plan on seeing my departed dogs after I die, because God knows how to run a Heaven.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:17 AM (90T4r)

216 So sorry to hear about your loss. Heaven is full of good dogs. The people are only there to play with the dogs and keep them fully petted.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:17 AM (NVYyb)

217 Biden: "We're likely to inherit a recession."

Who wants to tell him? I mean this is not as bad as the national mother-in-law saying that she'll get rid of the electoral college (apparently by sorcery), but still.

Speaking of which, where is our poll jockey who was predicting doom for Trump a few weeks back?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:17 AM (Boy/L)

218 By every indication: Yes.

Not trying to be aggressively argumentative, but what makes you think that? He comes across to me as about as forceful as overcooked linguine.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:18 AM (T6t7i)

219 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2019 10:13 AM

That sucks man. So sorry to hear that, but you gave him a good life and he gave that back to you in return. Never easy though. Been there and done that. Had my youngest daughter chase my car down the road screaming and crying when it was time and it was awful. That's the only downside to dogs. They love, we love, but we usually outlive them. Condolences.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:18 AM (r7Fvf)

220 He was in good health up to the end but over the last couple of days he stopped eating and didn't want treats. Last night he couldn't get up. I took him in and the vet and I concluded that at his age we would be temporizing if we went for aggressive treatment.

He slipped away quietly with me talking to him and stroking him. Rest well, little guy. And wait.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

First I have heard of this. I am so sorry to hear that.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:18 AM (BN/jk)

221 My father smoked Lucky Strikes. His hands were always stained yellow-brown from it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2019 10:19 AM (H5knJ)

222 Student of Vermeer or copying his style right down to the fur trimmed jacket the lady is wearing

Posted by: Tuna at December 12, 2019 10:19 AM (SBAsK)

223 that's so tough, Hadrian
he was a lucky pup to have had you guys as pack

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:20 AM (G546f)

224 Hadrian, condolences on your pup. It's always hard to lose one.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:20 AM (RD7QR)

225 > Man they had some weird fashion and beauty things back in the day.

Compared to, say, shaving off your eyebrows and drawing them back on in a way that makes you look like Satan?

Or outlining your lips in several different colors.


Meh... fashion is always weird.

I remember reading about some African tribe where they started making hideous scars on their women's faces so the slavers wouldn't take them. After a few generations, a woman just wasn't considered hot to them unless she had a scarred-up face.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2019 10:20 AM (WsmTT)

226 212 Republicans regain the House with a stronger backbone than they had under Ryan

Kevin McCarthy? Really?
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:16 AM (T6t7i)

"Stronger than Raul Ryan" isn't exactly a high bar to pass

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:20 AM (7HtZB)

227 OT:

From a guy I know on Facebook:

"If you are a UK citizen in the UK today, please vote. As a Brit who has lived for more than 15 years outside the UK, I cannot vote. Nor can the 3 million EU citizens resident in the UK. They're not scrounging off the state, as some, who would blame anyone else but themselves for the problems we have, would have you believe. Those EU citizens are waking up under a cold, grey, sky, and trudging off to work to pay taxes and contribute to their country of residence, just as any of their neighbours. Myself, well, I'm not retired and lounging under the sun drinking Stella. I'm working through the night, while you are sleeping in your warm beds, in order to support my family, pay taxes and contribute to and integrate myself within the EU society that is graceful enough to host me. I can't vote here, I'm not allowed, and I can't vote there, as UK politicians decided that approximately 5 million of us, 3 in the UK and 2 in continental Europe, should be denied the vote in both the Brexit referendum and any general election that could decide Brexit."

Translation:

"I don't live in Britain, though I was born there. I have no direct stake in whether Britain stays in the EU. I prefer the EU to Britain so much that I moved to the EU 15 years ago and won't move back to Britain. Because of that, Britain must validate my life choices and help straighten out my tax situation by staying in the EU."

Remainers are pissants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:20 AM (q80AH)

228 74 Woman on right:'Looks like the tide is high.'
Posted by: FrodoB at December 12, 2019 09:43 AM (V7laS)

I'm holding on

Posted by: Juan Rico at December 12, 2019 10:21 AM (qyH+l)

229 Wakes up.
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I got nuthin'
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2019 10:21 AM (axyOa)

230 Never knew that. That's why I love this place.
Posted by: Minnfidel


I have a cigarette holder that I inherited that is made out of Ivory. Same with a letter opener. My dad got it in Germany in '59 when he was in the Army.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:21 AM (BN/jk)

231 WaPo: The impeachment hearings failed to move public opinion. (Not true, but you what they mean.)

Also WaPo: The hearings were "blockbuster."

How do their heads not blow off their shoulders Scanners style?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Boy/L)

232 rickb223 #62: That raised dais she's sitting on?
Where did they get plywood? Time travel?


Yeah! That, too! More proof it's #FakeArt!

Posted by: mindful webworker - deliriously at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (HGnKA)

233 Sorry about your doggo, Hadrian.

Sounds like he was lucky to have you, as you were him.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (WsmTT)

234 Japanese women used to pluck off their eyebrows too
then after marriage they would blacken their teeth

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (G546f)

235 194 192 Here's hoping you're not the same, and at least it's Friday eve.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

I'll be on the next island over, if you need anything.

(you won't need anything, i'm just being polite.)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ct55T)

********

I'll be up the mountaniside overlooking your lake... with 12 dogs.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 12, 2019 10:10 AM (flINI)

I love dogs. Guess I'll be visiting Truck Monkey.
Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:11 AM (7nTlT)

I like having neighbors and we'll all visit the pups. But let's keep a minimum 10 mile distance apart, okay?

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (RD7QR)

236 Even though they are a pain in the ass sometimes. Dogs are just amazing creatures. Mine got cold last night I think and she decided to crawl up and cuddle. At first I was like just get back in your bed but she put her paw on my face and sighed. So yea, she was there the rest of the night, I am a softy when it comes down to it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (r7Fvf)

237 hard to believe I grew up with smokers, then I smoked for a while. YUCK

Posted by: kallisto at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (2vJ77)

238 218 By every indication: Yes.

Not trying to be aggressively argumentative, but what makes you think that? He comes across to me as about as forceful as overcooked linguine.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:18 AM (T6t7i)

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday torched House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, accusing him of lying throughout the impeachment inquiry process against President Trump.

"Schiff dislikes this president so much, he will lie and lie and do anything to impeach this president," McCarthy, R-Calif., told "Fox & Friends."

McCarthy went on to detail the alleged lies by Schiff, including dubious claims about Trump's ties to Russia as the Mueller probe unfolded.

"We found out that was a lie," McCarthy said. "Remember when he said he wished he knew who the whistleblower was? That was a lie."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:23 AM (q80AH)

239 Japanese women used to pluck off their eyebrows too

then after marriage they would blacken their teeth

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Wow; my wife chose not to go that route.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:23 AM (NVYyb)

240 > I have a cigarette holder that I inherited that is made out of Ivory. Same with a letter opener. My dad got it in Germany in '59 when he was in the Army.

Don't ever let a fed see it. Unless you have bullet-proof documentation of its age and origin, they will "confiscate" (i.e., steal) it, with the threat that if you raise any fuss they'll bring you up on poaching charges.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 12, 2019 10:23 AM (WsmTT)

241 #217 Democrats are good at many things. Crashing the economy, dragging out recessions, and getting us into wars are three of their finest works.

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2019 10:23 AM (M9bB2)

242 At first I was like just get back in your bed but she put her paw on my face and sighed. So yea, she was there the rest of the night, I am a softy when it comes down to it.
Posted by: Minnfidel

yeah, that was the paw of ownership, telling you to shush hooman, Doggeh trying to sleep here

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM (G546f)

243 Woman Reading A Letter.

Sternly worded, I trust.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM (4pMBB)

244 I love the UK paper headlines on Drudge.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM (tpNnW)

245 "Stronger than Raul Ryan" isn't exactly a high bar to pass

Having said that, McCarthy did not take the bait on the collusion BS hook, line, and sinker like Ryan. You know how people made unfounded assertions about Obama's intellect? Ryan is in the same hamper.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM (Boy/L)

246 Stocks are booming. Except Netflix. Go woke, go broke.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:25 AM (NVYyb)

247 Late to the party, but I must say that is a very odd painting, in many respects.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 12, 2019 10:25 AM (RfzVr)

248 I have a cigarette holder that I inherited that is made out of Ivory. Same with a letter opener. My dad got it in Germany in '59 when he was in the Army.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:21 AM

My great aunt always looked like one of those movie stars from the 20's. with the cigarette holder, she was Always dressed to the nines etc. So when she stayed with us it was weird to see her sans makeup etc. She was super sweet though. She was definitely from a different era.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (r7Fvf)

249 246 Stocks are booming. Except Netflix. Go woke, go broke.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:25 AM (NVYyb)

Fuggem. Lots of other entertainment choices now.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

250 246 Stocks are booming. Except Netflix. Go woke, go broke.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 12, 2019 10:25 AM (NVYyb)

I wish Amazon Prime would stream as well as Netflix, for me. Amazon streaming really, really sucks.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (90T4r)

251 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday torched House
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, accusing him of lying
throughout the impeachment inquiry process against President Trump.



"Schiff dislikes this president so much, he will lie and lie and do
anything to impeach this president," McCarthy, R-Calif., told "Fox
Friends."



McCarthy went on to detail the alleged lies by Schiff, including
dubious claims about Trump's ties to Russia as the Mueller probe
unfolded.



"We found out that was a lie," McCarthy said. "Remember when he said
he wished he knew who the whistleblower was? That was a lie."


Strong language, I'll grant you, but I'm more interested in whether he's got the organizational skills and will to drive the agenda. I just don't see it. He also comes across to me as not very bright.

I'll admit that in the age of Trump, one needs to recalibrate one's views of what can be done. If it were 10 years ago, he'd be an okay SoH. Now, we can do better.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (T6t7i)

252 >>Biden: "We're likely to inherit a recession."

No, your party's idiotic economy-killing policies and entitlements-on-steroids will *create* a recession.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2019 10:27 AM (bDqIh)

253 251 Strong language, I'll grant you, but I'm more interested in whether he's got the organizational skills and will to drive the agenda. I just don't see it. He also comes across to me as not very bright.

I'll admit that in the age of Trump, one needs to recalibrate one's views of what can be done. If it were 10 years ago, he'd be an okay SoH. Now, we can do better.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (T6t7i)

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Remember, the bar is "stronger than under Ryan."

Ryan's organizational skills were terrible, and he had no fight within him.

McCarthy has fight, which puts him a step up from Ryan to start with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (q80AH)

254 That's a weird painting.

You've got young Telly Savalas in drag.

And a milk maid pulling the curtain away from a painting of a ship upon a stormy sea and staring intently at it.

Even the dog going "WTF?".



I think it's an editorial cartoon from the Middle Ages.
Needs labels on the people and objects.

Ex: The single red shoe in the foreground labeled:
The King's gout or some such thing.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (kauXV)

255 It seems collegiality in Congress is a little strained these days. The cocktail parties must be a little awkward.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (90T4r)

256 SP jumps to another all-time record high just now.



Biden: "We're likely to inherit a recession."


He must think it's 2007...

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (Rvlwi)

257 251 Strong language, I'll grant you, but I'm more interested in whether he's got the organizational skills and will to drive the agenda. I just don't see it. He also comes across to me as not very bright.

I'll admit that in the age of Trump, one needs to recalibrate one's views of what can be done. If it were 10 years ago, he'd be an okay SoH. Now, we can do better.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM (T6t7i)

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Contd:

Plus, McCarthy managed to keep the caucus together against the impeachment process vote.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (q80AH)

258 231
WaPo: The impeachment hearings failed to move public opinion. (Not true, but you what they mean.)



Also WaPo: The hearings were "blockbuster."



How do their heads not blow off their shoulders Scanners style?





Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:22 AM (Boy/L)

_______


Also WaPo: Senate Republicans out themselves as Russian agents.

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (WqPYg)

259 Netflix has shitty offerings. They used to do a lot of good original stuff. Now most of it is Garbage. Theyre also not any less woke than Hulu or Prime or Disney by the way.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (tpNnW)

260 yeah, that was the paw of ownership, telling you to shush hooman, Doggeh trying to sleep here
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM

My wife just laughed this morning at me. She said I cannot believe you just let her sleep there. She would have put her right back in her bed. Pup is just a sweetheart and I melted when she did that. It was just a gentle paw and then the sigh that dogs do and I folded like a cheap tent.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (r7Fvf)

261 Remember, the bar is "stronger than under Ryan."



Ryan's organizational skills were terrible, and he had no fight within him.



McCarthy has fight, which puts him a step up from Ryan to start with.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz


Okay, Ryan was overcooked tapioca, and McCarthy is overcooked linguine. We need prime rib and whiskey.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (T6t7i)

262 If Republicans want to show backbone, campaign on kicking Schiff out of the House if they take the majority.

Posted by: blaster at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (9VeU0)

263 Prayers for the good pup who went to Heaven, Hadrian.

Posted by: JuJuBee at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (4pMBB)

264 Ryan has great organizational skills. Problem is he used those skills to sabotage Trump.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 12, 2019 10:30 AM (tpNnW)

265 261
Okay, Ryan was overcooked tapioca, and McCarthy is overcooked linguine. We need prime rib and whiskey.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (T6t7i)

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McCarthy's at least al dente.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:30 AM (q80AH)

266 Did this Lady's husband divorce her when he looked real close at this painting?

Posted by: Click Painter at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (vqIkG)

267 Contd:



Plus, McCarthy managed to keep the caucus together against the impeachment process vote.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz

Was that McCarthy, or was that individual congressweasels saying "you know, I like my job"?

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (T6t7i)

268 264 Ryan has great organizational skills. Problem is he used those skills to sabotage Trump.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at December 12, 2019 10:30 AM (tpNnW)

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I have seen no evidence to show that he was good at managing the caucus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (q80AH)

269 267 Contd:



Plus, McCarthy managed to keep the caucus together against the impeachment process vote.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz
Was that McCarthy, or was that individual congressweasels saying "you know, I like my job"?
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (T6t7i)

=========

The idea that leadership didn't have anything to do with that party line vote is silly.

Especially when you consider the likes of Will Hurd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (q80AH)

270 As much as McCarthy is too weak for my taste, I believe he gets the credit for putting Jim Jordan on the House Intelligence Committee before the fiasco impeachment inquiry last week (or whenever it was) -- so kudos to him for that.

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (WqPYg)

271 Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM

I was just saying to my wife, what pisses me off is that we have Netflix and Amazon. Yet EVERYTHING that's really watchable is extra. I think we are going to shit can all of it and just pay for shit on demand from our cable. Everytime, I am like, ooh that loos good! Oh, wait it's 3.99 to rent it. Yea, no.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (r7Fvf)

272 yeah, that was the paw of ownership, telling you to shush hooman, Doggeh trying to sleep here
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at December 12, 2019 10:24 AM

My wife just laughed this morning at me. She said I cannot believe you just let her sleep there. She would have put her right back in her bed. Pup is just a sweetheart and I melted when she did that. It was just a gentle paw and then the sigh that dogs do and I folded like a cheap tent.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:29 AM (r7Fvf)



Yeah, the paw on face was a dog dominance move.

Dog 1 Human 0

Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2019 10:32 AM (kauXV)

273 271 Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:26 AM

I was just saying to my wife, what pisses me off is that we have Netflix and Amazon. Yet EVERYTHING that's really watchable is extra. I think we are going to shit can all of it and just pay for shit on demand from our cable. Everytime, I am like, ooh that loos good! Oh, wait it's 3.99 to rent it. Yea, no.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:31 AM (r7Fvf)

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Ownership is better.

Keep buying physical media. If you rely on streaming services, stuff will disappear and even change. Did you hear the bit about how Star Wars got changed again when it premiered on Disney+?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM (q80AH)

274 Dog 1 Human 0

Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2019 10:32 AM

And I am OK with that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM (r7Fvf)

275 OT: The Bee:

New Evidence Suggests Mary, Joseph Watched 'Die Hard' On First Christmas Night

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM (Ibwur)

276
We went out and bought some Amish made Furniture, best decision we ever made.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 12, 2019


*
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If I ever buy a house, and one with a large enough bedroom, I'll have a night tables made by a local shop I've used before. You can pick from their showroom and ask for a particular finish, or you can order something special and have them build it for you. I had them do a TV/entertainment stand about 14 years ago. All wood, they deliver, and they aren't too expensive.

The ad slogan: "Friends don't let friends buy particle board."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM (Ejm1K)

277 275 OT: The Bee:

New Evidence Suggests Mary, Joseph Watched 'Die Hard' On First Christmas Night
Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019


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LOL

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:34 AM (Ejm1K)

278 DJIA = 28,174.81, +265.87, a record high. Clearly we're all going to die.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

279 278 DJIA = 28,174.81, +265.87, a record high. Clearly we're all going to die.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

=========

It's only because the single mother DOW is working three jobs to make ends meet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:35 AM (q80AH)

280 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM

Yea I am way less tolerant than I sued to be about this shit. And much to my wife's chagrin I have some stuff on my no fly list because of their political bullshit. I look at the money we spend and wonder why? The problem is that in the winter it is nice to have some options. But it pisses me off.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:35 AM (r7Fvf)

281 The idea that leadership didn't have anything to do with that party line vote is silly.



Especially when you consider the likes of Will Hurd.


Hurd was retiring anyway. What leverage would a McCarthy have had?

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:35 AM (T6t7i)

282 A shame you didn't have 13 dogs, then you could re-enact the beginning of Thorin Oakenshield's company.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 12, 2019 10:36 AM (uUKzx)

283 Don't ever let a fed see it. Unless you have bullet-proof documentation of its age and origin, they will "confiscate" (i.e., steal) it, with the threat that if you raise any fuss they'll bring you up on poaching charges.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Yeah. Fuckers

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:36 AM (BN/jk)

284 used, not sued. Covefe!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:36 AM (r7Fvf)

285 281 The idea that leadership didn't have anything to do with that party line vote is silly.



Especially when you consider the likes of Will Hurd.

Hurd was retiring anyway. What leverage would a McCarthy have had?
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:35 AM (T6t7i)

==========

The better question is why Hurd, best buds of Beto and major Trump hater, didn't vote in support?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:36 AM (q80AH)

286 Remember, the bar is "stronger than under Ryan."

Ryan's organizational skills were terrible, and he had no fight within him.

McCarthy has fight, which puts him a step up from Ryan to start with.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:28 AM (q80AH)


Will McCarthy fight to actually pass a budget? Will McCarthy fight to actually shrink that budget? Will McCarthy put the interest of the American people over the interest of the donor class? Will McCarthy fight to repeal Obamacare? Will McCarthy fight to put up a border wall and start kicking illegals out?

Posted by: Buzzion at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (KB9sd)

287 Off to the Xmas Party from my old work place. Should be fun.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (T6t7i)

288 DJIA = 28,174.81, +265.87, a record high. Clearly we're all going to die.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:34 AM

Get Krugman on the phone, he'll straighten shit out.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (r7Fvf)

289 It was supposed to make you look smarter, like your head was bigger or something.

I endorse this concept.

Posted by: Peyton Manning at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (ZGrMX)

290 DJIA = 28,174.81, +265.87, a record high. Clearly we're all going to die.

We've been dead. Tax cuts, net neutrality, all the wars Trump will start, climate change, all the wars Trump will ignore, that time we all died when Vindman's GPS crapped out and he couldn't find the Krispy Kreme location, and, of course, we're all dead under the rubble of collapsed shelving.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (Boy/L)

291 286 Will McCarthy fight to actually pass a budget? Will McCarthy fight to actually shrink that budget? Will McCarthy put the interest of the American people over the interest of the donor class? Will McCarthy fight to repeal Obamacare? Will McCarthy fight to put up a border wall and start kicking illegals out?
Posted by: Buzzion at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (KB9sd)

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Will Trump sign a budget that cuts entitlements?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:37 AM (q80AH)

292 The better question is why Hurd, best buds of Beto and major Trump hater, didn't vote in support?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz


Who knows? Maybe he wanted to do the right thing one time. What? It could happen.

Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:38 AM (T6t7i)

293 222
Student of Vermeer or copying his style right down to the fur trimmed jacket the lady is wearing

Posted by: Tuna at December 12, 2019 10:19 AM (SBAsK)


Nope. See wiki link @159. Also see Vermeer page --- he painted about a dozen paintings with this perspective so your mind automatically goes there.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (XzVUd)

294 292 The better question is why Hurd, best buds of Beto and major Trump hater, didn't vote in support?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz

Who knows? Maybe he wanted to do the right thing one time. What? It could happen.
Posted by: pep at December 12, 2019 10:38 AM (T6t7i)

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I imagine, in Hurd's mind, the right thing is getting rid of Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (q80AH)

295 Ryan was one of the biggest damn disappointments ever. I hope he's working in some bratwurst factory in Wisconsin now. Fucking prick.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (r7Fvf)

296 295 Ryan was one of the biggest damn disappointments ever. I hope he's working in some bratwurst factory in Wisconsin now. Fucking prick.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (r7Fvf)

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He's making big money in DC as a consultant or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (q80AH)

297 236 Even though they are a pain in the ass sometimes. Dogs are just amazing creatures. Mine got cold last night I think and she decided to crawl up and cuddle. At first I was like just get back in your bed but she put her paw on my face and sighed. So yea, she was there the rest of the night, I am a softy when it comes down to it.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019


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If that's the Doggie Paw of Dominance, then what is it when my older cat Chekov leaps next to me on the couch and paws gently at my arm? He wants me to put the sofa cushion on my lap so he can sit on it. Is it dominance, a demand (which is not unusual in cats), or is he adapting a gesture he learned brought attention from his mother?

If he thinks of me as his mother, we're both screwed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (Ejm1K)

298 ========

Ownership is better.

Keep buying physical media. If you rely on streaming services, stuff will disappear and even change. Did you hear the bit about how Star Wars got changed again when it premiered on Disney+?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:33 AM (q80AH)

Not one to defend Disney, but apparently that change was made by Lucas for the never released 3D release of Star Wars

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (7HtZB)

299 Ryan was one of the biggest damn disappointments ever.

"Regular order." Remember that one?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (Boy/L)

300 Why is she sitting on a box? Is it to accommodate a...recepticle? Is this like the beginning of "Ulysses"?

Posted by: Caliban at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (qEujL)

301 Hurd ???

Oh ...

Thought it was a GNU reference.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (XzVUd)

302 He's making big money in DC as a consultant or something.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM

Oh I don't doubt it. That's what the all do. Good work if you can get it I guess. Assholes. All of them.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (r7Fvf)

303 Saw a funny story on FNC that Helter Stelter is getting mocked around the media for having a woman on screeching that Trump has killed more people than Stalin, Hitler, and Mao combined and not pushing back. (I mean, PDT's not even killed as many as Barack the Drone Strike Fanboy).

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (ZGrMX)

304 298
Not one to defend Disney, but apparently that change was made by Lucas for the never released 3D release of Star Wars
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (7HtZB)

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Bringing it up wasn't to blame anyone in particular, just to show that perpetual renting will lead to things like this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (q80AH)

305 295
Ryan was one of the biggest damn disappointments ever. I hope he's
working in some bratwurst factory in Wisconsin now. Fucking prick.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:39 AM (r7Fvf)

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Yeah, I'm a big Ayn Rand fan -- and when I first heard of him, he supposedly was too. [Even Hillary claimed to have been a fan once -- ugh.] He turned out to be another Alan Greenspan ... what disappointments.

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (WqPYg)

306 I have tubi as a streaming option. Has commercials, but it actually streams pretty well.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (90T4r)

307 Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?

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That is an early claymore mine prototype. Arrows were the "Front Towards Enemy" warning.

Posted by: Jolo at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (WrMOC)

308 I just got to work and my secret Santa left a cute little sea otter plushie on my desk!

I'm so happy!

Surprise Otter!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (d7Ww2)

309 306 I have tubi as a streaming option. Has commercials, but it actually streams pretty well.
Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (90T4r)

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Yeah, there are a few free options that include ads. IMDB has one. VUDU has one.

I use them from time to time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (q80AH)

310 Did you hear the bit about how Star Wars got changed again when it premiered on Disney+?

My understanding is that they actually reverted some of Lucas' dumb changes, but Han still shoots first.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (ZGrMX)

311 Kinda like that Matilda Olofsson. She bears watching.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (48RE5)

312 Does a bucket really need arrows indicating this end up?

As I said upthread. It was Biden's granny, so yea. Cuz Biden.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (r7Fvf)

313 He was in good health up to the end but over the last couple of days he stopped eating and didn't want treats. Last night he couldn't get up. I took him in and the vet and I concluded that at his age we would be temporizing if we went for aggressive treatment.

He slipped away quietly with me talking to him and stroking him. Rest well, little guy. And wait.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2019


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Condolences, Hadrian. I've been there with more than one cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Ejm1K)

314 310 Did you hear the bit about how Star Wars got changed again when it premiered on Disney+?

My understanding is that they actually reverted some of Lucas' dumb changes, but Han still shoots first.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (ZGrMX)

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I just went through all the Star Wars movies, and I watched the despecialized editions. They're a fan edit that tries to put the original 77, 80, and 83 cuts into HD using a variety of sources.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:43 AM (q80AH)

315 Surprise Otter!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (d7Ww2)

Don't turn your back.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Boy/L)

316 301
Hurd ???

Oh ...

Thought it was a GNU reference.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at December 12, 2019 10:40 AM (XzVUd)

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Heh. I was a software developer back when the language C took off in the 80's. My last name is typical Balkan -- lots of consonants and only one vowel.

The first thing coworkers would say is "your last name looks like a C function."

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:44 AM (WqPYg)

317 Ah, PaulRyan. Another Vichy collaborator I will never forgive. My list, it grows longer over time.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:44 AM (90T4r)

318 My understanding is that they actually reverted some of Lucas' dumb changes, but Han still shoots first.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (ZGrMX)

Suggested rewrite:

Han and Greedo sit down at a table, and Han says "Greedo, I recognize and own my heteronormative white oppression, and you as a person, um, being of diversity and inclusion, should totally be able to express your diversity and anti-patriarchal viewpoints by shooting first."


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM (IttZ7)

319 306
I have tubi as a streaming option. Has commercials, but it actually streams pretty well.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (90T4r)

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Thanks, hadn't heard of that. Is that from whence you derive your nic?

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM (WqPYg)

320 Woman on right: *Looks like the tide is high.*
Posted by: FrodoB

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But I*m holding on...

Hey, I think you are on to something there!

Posted by: Blondie at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM (dvbme)

321 good thing there are up indicators on that bucket. wouldn't want to put it upside down.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (sGtp+)

322 The first thing coworkers would say is "your last name looks like a C function."

Cvrtlik? (Actual name of a US volleyball player)

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (1+J19)

323 314 310 Did you hear the bit about how Star Wars got changed again when it premiered on Disney+?

My understanding is that they actually reverted some of Lucas' dumb changes, but Han still shoots first.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (ZGrMX)

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I just went through all the Star Wars movies, and I watched the despecialized editions. They're a fan edit that tries to put the original 77, 80, and 83 cuts into HD using a variety of sources.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:43 AM (q80AH)

I've wanted to do a "Godfather II" cut of the prequels & Return of the Jedi. As Godfather II was both a prequel & a sequel to The Godfather, I'd like to cut the important scenes of the prequels into ROTJ to show the rise & fall & redemption of Anakin/Vader

Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (7HtZB)

324 RE: Sidebar

I hate Anita Sarkeesian. I hope her new grift blows up in her petulant, despicable, SJW face.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (I2dne)

325 a thought occurred to me regarding the VA proposal to use the NG against the citizens.

apparently, Gov. Blackface hasn't learned the lesson of the Battle of Great Bridge.

turned out to be a vital battle in the early days of the Revolutionary War, it pushed the Brits out of VA until '80.

it was initiated by the gov. at the time taking the gunpowder and guns housed at Williamsburg.

we JUST had the reenactment last weekend for this.

you'd think SOMEONE would notice that history is rhyming again...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (8D42x)

326 Heh. I was a software developer back when the language C took off in the 80's. My last name is typical Balkan -- lots of consonants and only one vowel.

The first thing coworkers would say is "your last name looks like a C function."


C compilers at that time had a character limit on function names, right?

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ZGrMX)

327 Dems:

After 5 investigations turn up NOTHING, it's STILL Russia-Russia-Russia-Putin-Russia.

After 1 investigation might have been completed somewhere on Biden...maybe: .... CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT ARE DESTROYING OUR DEMOCRACY!!!!!!

Posted by: Axeman at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (YOhRS)

328
319 306
I have tubi as a streaming option. Has commercials, but it actually streams pretty well.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:41 AM (90T4r)

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Thanks, hadn't heard of that. Is that from whence you derive your nic?
Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM (WqPYg)

Heh, no. It's an obscure Biblical reference.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (90T4r)

329 Why is the painting covered with a curtain?

Posted by: Synova at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (BD/yx)

330 Han and Greedo sit down at a table, and Han says "Greedo, I recognize and own my heteronormative white oppression, and you as a person, um, being of diversity and inclusion, should totally be able to express your diversity and anti-patriarchal viewpoints by shooting first."


Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM

The sad part, I could see it happening.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (r7Fvf)

331 323 I've wanted to do a "Godfather II" cut of the prequels & Return of the Jedi. As Godfather II was both a prequel & a sequel to The Godfather, I'd like to cut the important scenes of the prequels into ROTJ to show the rise & fall & redemption of Anakin/Vader
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (7HtZB)

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I always saw the three trilogies as needing to be:

1) The rise of Anakin and his fall
2) The fall of Darth Vader and the rise of Luke
3) The fall of Luke

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (q80AH)

332 I missed it last night. Sorry for your loss Hadrian.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 12, 2019 10:49 AM (BLT3V)

333 Thanks, hadn't heard of that. Is that from whence you derive your nic?

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:46 AM (WqPYg)



Heh, no. It's an obscure Biblical reference.

Posted by: tubal


That or his last name is "ligation".

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Rvlwi)

334 The insulation that the donor class has in spending that they like has to be jettisoned before you can really tackle entitlements politically.

That is, every single discretionary savings must be wrung out before you can even think of touching Medicare and Social Security (along with related things like Military Retirement etc.). That has been the Swamp's go to plan to stymie entitlements because they refuse to cut discretionary things like the NEH, the Dept. of Ed., PBS, NPR, Postal Service, welfare, etc.

Social Security is the easier political lift with moving up the retirement age to 70 by a series of months and either increasing the penalty by retiring at 62 or moving early retirement up to something like 64-65. Medicare though is the big one as spending cuts can easily be shown to result in the Liverpool Doctrine type behavior by organizations--e.g. the rather heartless let the elderly die and be replaced. Medicare taxes are no where the amount needed to build any type of surplus. Thus, taxes must be raised and/or spending cut.

A diverse society actually makes it harder to reach accord on things like budgets because our social trust levels are dropping. The split between elites and commoners also has destroyed trust in the ruling class. Governments can only do difficult things if they are trusted by the populace that the measures taken are necessary in the long run. In a society with little trust, people want their goodies up front and to hell with the long term.

My guess is that they use debt suppression tactics as they did in post war US after WWII with stealth inflation to eat away at the dollar's external valuation (devalue our currency)--that is more common in history than drastic cuts.

Posted by: whig at December 12, 2019 10:50 AM (MwILh)

335 wow that forgotten 80's mystery click reminded me how cool Peter Gabriel used to be.

Posted by: monkey Frank Booth at December 12, 2019 10:50 AM (CLteG)

336 298
Not one to defend Disney, but apparently that change was made by Lucas for the never released 3D release of Star Wars

indeed. everyone knows "mcclunkey" makes things deeper.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2019 10:50 AM (sGtp+)

337 Is part of Luke's fall him squirting monster milk into his mouth from the source?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2019 10:51 AM (cpLq8)

338 311 Kinda like that Matilda Olofsson. She bears watching.
Posted by: random lurker commenter at December 12, 2019 10:42 AM (48RE5)

Here is a real-life anti-Scoldilocks: Naomi Seibt

https://tinyurl.com/t35d8p3

Brave, BRAVE girl

Posted by: Marybeth at December 12, 2019 10:51 AM (CmURZ)

339 Cvrtlik? (Actual name of a US volleyball player)

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (1+J19)

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Heh. Great memory -- I remember him on the Olympic volleyball team, and remember telling people about his name as he had me beat by one extra consonant.
One of the funniest Onion pieces ever was when Clinton was bombing Serbia during the 90's and their headline was something like "Clinton Deploys 75,000 Vowels to Bosnia."

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:51 AM (WqPYg)

340 333

That or his last name is "ligation".
Posted by: Brother Cavil
Democrats, Media, and Deep State:
Hostis Humani Generis
at December 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Rvlwi)

Lolol!!!!

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:51 AM (90T4r)

341 337 Is part of Luke's fall him squirting monster milk into his mouth from the source?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2019 10:51 AM (cpLq

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It's gotta come from somewhere.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (q80AH)

342 1) The rise of Anakin and his fall
2) The fall of Darth Vader and the rise of Luke
3) The fall of Luke
4) The rise of Bewbs

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (Boy/L)

343 331 323 I've wanted to do a "Godfather II" cut of the prequels Return of the Jedi. As Godfather II was both a prequel a sequel to The Godfather, I'd like to cut the important scenes of the prequels into ROTJ to show the rise fall redemption of Anakin/Vader
Posted by: josephistan at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (7HtZB)

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I always saw the three trilogies as needing to be:

1) The rise of Anakin and his fall
2) The fall of Darth Vader and the rise of Luke
3) The fall of Luke

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (q80AH)

Eh, I think the way the EU took it originally, with the founding and growth of the New Republic and New Jedi order, was the way to go. Luke doesn't really have much of a background with which to fall at the end of episode 6, not like he could take over the galaxy by himself. And what could possibly be his motive?

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (7nTlT)

344 Oh, and it's CTTADOD after 1 report from the IG as well.

Five official investigations -> Trump still was in cahoots with RUSSIA.

Wouldn't that speak to investigatorial incompetence?

17 major "mistakes" in the IG report.

Doesn't that speak to people unfit to do their job?

Washington: We plead Not Guilty by reason of Incompetence.

However, it's the same Schroedinger's Competence-Incompetence you need to trust for how much *credence* their expert opinion gave to the Steele report.

Washington is CRAZY.

Posted by: Axeman at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (YOhRS)

345 Whoa. Looks like the House will be in session next week. Voting days added on 12/02 for the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th.

majorityleader.gov/calendar

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (BN/jk)

346 It's gotta come from somewhere.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (q80AH)


Phrasing...

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (cpLq8)

347 OT: Remember the "Comey/Corney" thing in the IG Report? I'm seeing mention that that technique has been in use to foil FOIA requests by misspelling "Obarna", "Poclesta", etc. so that searches come up with fewer results.

Covfefe, indeed!

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (jyVW0)

348 343 Eh, I think the way the EU took it originally, with the founding and growth of the New Republic and New Jedi order, was the way to go. Luke doesn't really have much of a background with which to fall at the end of episode 6, not like he could take over the galaxy by himself. And what could possibly be his motive?
Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (7nTlT)

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Well, luckily trilogies have 3 movies to tell a story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (q80AH)

349 British elections today after all. I am so sick of the lying media.

Posted by: Floridachick at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (D+6+2)

350 Heh, no. It's an obscure Biblical reference.

Posted by: tubal


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I believe there's a character in the bible named Tubalcane? Or Tubalcaine? I gave a character of my own in a Weird West story that first name (followed by "Smith," of course).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Ejm1K)

351 Graham stating that he needs NO witnesses and when the shit-show is tossed to the Senate he predicts he needs no more than a week to throw it out.

Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 12, 2019 10:54 AM (377Zs)

352 To take it further, Anakin represented an ending, and Luke represented a beginning. So it is appropriate for Anakin to fall, but not Luke.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 10:54 AM (7nTlT)

353 Please tell me Lindsey isn't that stupid. It should last for weeks and weeks and they should call everyone.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (cpLq8)

354 345 Whoa. Looks like the House will be in session next week. Voting days added on 12/02 for the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th.

majorityleader.gov/calendar
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:52 AM (BN/jk)

Yes, there will be an impeachment vote. Yes, it will pass, on a close vote. No, it won't matter and will just help the Donald. But the DemonRats burned their boats so there it is.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (RD7QR)

355 350

I believe there's a character in the bible named Tubalcane? Or Tubalcaine? I gave a character of my own in a Weird West story that first name (followed by "Smith," of course).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Ejm1K)

Yes, that's it. I did not want to append " Otter" to the tubal part.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (90T4r)

356 Hurd ???

Oh ...

Thought it was a GNU reference.

Posted by: Enquiring
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I thought they were wildebeest references.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (CDGwz)

357 Lyndsey is in survival mode.

Posted by: monkey Frank Booth at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (CLteG)

358 I dont see any sammiches.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (VqhL9)

359 Hadrian the Seventh: He slipped away quietly with me talking to him and stroking him.

As it ought to be. Beautiful.

Posted by: mindful webworker - missing our old dog a whole lot right now at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (HGnKA)

360 351 Graham stating that he needs NO witnesses and when the shit-show is tossed to the Senate he predicts he needs no more than a week to throw it out.
Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 12, 2019 10:54 AM (377Zs)

And why not? Doesn't Trump deserve vindication, Miss Lindsey?

Rhetorical questions. But I'd sure like for HIM to answer them.

Posted by: Marybeth at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (CmURZ)

361 Luke, I am your non-gender-conforming parental unit!

Posted by: Trans Darth Vader at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (IttZ7)

362 The Min-Pin that came along with IPspouse is getting grey in the face and he doesn't get around much like he did a few years ago. He wants to, but he pays for it the next day. The days are getting fewer for him and I'm not ready to lose the little SOB. We lost Shiloh the Beagle a few years ago and this place helped me so much I couldn't ever say thank you enough.

"I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease." - Joe Garagiola

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (cn3ZE)

363 17 major "mistakes" in the IG report.

Major mistakes that nobody saw fit to mention. Why, given the odds of that happening in an honest organization, it's as if nobody wanted to mention them.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (1+J19)

364 C compilers at that time had a character limit on function names, right?

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ZGrMX)

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Exactly. IIRC external names were limited to 8 characters. Another good memory ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (WqPYg)

365 Graham really brung it yesterday. Watched his whole 40 minute presentation. Feinstein squirmed, and Grassley was leaning into the camera.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (90T4r)

366 363 17 major "mistakes" in the IG report.

Major mistakes that nobody saw fit to mention. Why, given the odds of that happening in an honest organization, it's as if nobody wanted to mention them.
Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 10:56 AM (1+J19)

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Even Kevin Williamson calls bullshit on that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (q80AH)

367 Graham stating that he needs NO witnesses and when the shit-show is
tossed to the Senate he predicts he needs no more than a week to throw
it out.


That way he doesn't expose his or anyone else's ties to Ukraine that could prove... embarrasing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (xkSJa)

368 And why not? Doesn't Trump deserve vindication, Miss Lindsey?

Because the public is sick of it and drawing it out would be a loser.

Make the Democrats keep talking in an election year.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (Boy/L)

369 351 Graham stating that he needs NO witnesses and when the shit-show is tossed to the Senate he predicts he needs no more than a week to throw it out.
Posted by: JC. Just JC. at December 12, 2019 10:54 AM (377Zs)

I'd rather he call Slow Joe and Meth-head Hunter but that might expose Lindsay himself. So let's get this squared away and move on to the election.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (RD7QR)

370 Yes, there will be an impeachment vote. Yes, it will pass, on a close vote. No, it won't matter and will just help the Donald. But the DemonRats burned their boats so there it is.
Posted by: joncelli



You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (BN/jk)

371 so far, so good. our side is systematically laying out the facts and negating all the b.s. dems claim.

johnson is great...gaetz and jordan too.

Posted by: trapper's girl at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (Vugy1)

372 369 I'd rather he call Slow Joe and Meth-head Hunter but that might expose Lindsay himself. So let's get this squared away and move on to the election.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 10:57 AM (RD7QR)

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With all the political damage done to the Democratic House as can possibly be done.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (q80AH)

373 So there's a shoe and a thimble on the floor

early form of monopoly

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (rpxSz)

374 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.

Posted by: Waffles at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (N/SMX)

375 BALD woman reading a letter!

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (iAwUQ)

376 373 So there's a shoe and a thimble on the floor

early form of monopoly
Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (rpxSz)

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Needs more spilled blood.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (q80AH)

377 You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

They also have to do another budget fig leaf.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 10:59 AM (Boy/L)

378 374 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.
Posted by: Waffles at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (N/SMX)

The Botox, it has gone systemic!!

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:59 AM (90T4r)

379 374 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.
Posted by: Waffles at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (N/SMX)

Yes.

She must be hitting the bottle even earlier, cause she's sounded drunk at every early morning sh**show she's spoken at lately.

Posted by: Marybeth at December 12, 2019 11:00 AM (CmURZ)

380 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.

I would love to see her list of medications.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 12, 2019 11:00 AM (Boy/L)

381 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.
Posted by: Waffles

SOunds perfectly cromulent to me..

...Hillary....

Posted by: Bruce at December 12, 2019 11:00 AM (vd8XM)

382 Heidi has a big head. "big barn for a big tractor" is her reply.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 12, 2019 11:01 AM (VqhL9)

383 I always saw the three trilogies as needing to be:

1) The rise of Anakin and his fall
2) The fall of Darth Vader and the rise of Luke
3) The fall of Luke

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:48 AM (q80AH)

Eh, I think the way the EU took it originally, with the founding and growth of the New Republic and New Jedi order, was the way to go. Luke doesn't really have much of a background with which to fall at the end of episode 6, not like he could take over the galaxy by himself. And what could possibly be his motive?
Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019


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I always wondered who was going to pay all those Imperial soldiers. In Roman times, after all, the Emperor was the armies' paymaster. If something like that held in SW, then all of a sudden your paymaster is gone. Are we going to cashier lots of soldiers, stormtroopers, star pilots, and "coordinators"? If so, they'll flood into the cities on a thousand planets, looking for work, and causing trouble. Big unemployment problem, probably some bandit problems.

Leia was of accredited noble blood. She could have become the leader of the Senate, with Luke and Han as right-hand men and troubleshooters, bringing the rogue planets who still preferred the Empire into the new republic's fold, which might take a little shooting. And that could have led to the rise and fall of Luke, as TJM says. Yes, that should have been the focus of Episodes 7, 8, and 9.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 11:01 AM (Ejm1K)

384 376 373 So there's a shoe and a thimble on the floor

early form of monopoly
Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (rpxSz)

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Needs more spilled blood.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Strong with the Force Schwartz at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (q80AH)

and there's a dog

and a ship in the painting

and you're too violent for me

Posted by: REDACTED at December 12, 2019 11:01 AM (rpxSz)

385 Noodus simianus minor

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 11:02 AM (Ejm1K)

386 Tubal Cain was mentioned in Genesis 4:22. He apparently was the first blacksmith.

Very cool nod, there, tubal.

Posted by: Moki at December 12, 2019 11:02 AM (mFoNl)

387 374 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.
Posted by: Waffles at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (N/SMX)

I read somewhere that Nancy and her husband own a winery in Napa Valley. At first I thought it was just an investment or a vacation home but now I realize she was just guaranteeing a steady supply.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at December 12, 2019 11:02 AM (RD7QR)

388 Heh, no. It's an obscure Biblical reference.

Posted by: tubal


I just found that out yesterday in a fascinating (and extremely controversial) Bible history video series. I had only known 'tubalcain' as a youtuber with a great machine shop channel. The Biblical one was also a master with metal.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 11:03 AM (aKxkI)

389 17 major "mistakes" in the IG report.

______



A strange way to spell "crimes" if not "felonies" [not a lawyer].

Posted by: ShainS at December 12, 2019 11:03 AM (WqPYg)

390 You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

They spend the whole year avoiding going to their districts. DC *is* their home.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2019 11:04 AM (aKxkI)

391 You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 10:58 AM (BN/jk)

One would imagine some of them would strangle her for far less, if given the chance.

Oh well, they can do their Christmas shopping on line. Just like a lot of the real working world has to do.

Posted by: Marybeth at December 12, 2019 11:04 AM (CmURZ)

392 I always wondered who was going to pay all those Imperial soldiers. In Roman times, after all, the Emperor was the armies' paymaster. If something like that held in SW, then all of a sudden your paymaster is gone. Are we going to cashier lots of soldiers, stormtroopers, star pilots, and "coordinators"? If so, they'll flood into the cities on a thousand planets, looking for work, and causing trouble. Big unemployment problem, probably some bandit problems.

Leia was of accredited noble blood. She could have become the leader of the Senate, with Luke and Han as right-hand men and troubleshooters, bringing the rogue planets who still preferred the Empire into the new republic's fold, which might take a little shooting. And that could have led to the rise and fall of Luke, as TJM says. Yes, that should have been the focus of Episodes 7, 8, and 9.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 11:01 AM (Ejm1K)

In the old EU the empire didn't immediately collapse, though fleet admirals and moffs in many areas became independent warlords. There was some effort by stronger players to keep the empire as a unified country(?), and the new republic contested primarily with them, and later the remaining independent warlords.

Posted by: Someguy at December 12, 2019 11:05 AM (7nTlT)

393 Pelosi is on my tv right now for some reason. Does she always sound this drunk? I can't understand a word she is saying.

I saw her the other morning and remarked that she looks like an animatronic, and not a particularly well-made one.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)

394 392
In the old EU the empire didn't immediately collapse, though fleet admirals and moffs in many areas became independent warlords

this is about brexit, isn't it?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 12, 2019 11:07 AM (sGtp+)

395 You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

They also have to do another budget fig leaf.
Posted by: Circa


Last day they will be in session. They make it hard to look stuff up. Senate doesn't look like they have added any days.

And a CR needs both houses and Trump's signature.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2019 11:07 AM (BN/jk)

396 can you guys hear me?
I'm saying stuff but I can't tell if you can hear me.
hello?
Is this thing on?
I'm sorry what was that? You want to know if I've ever considered wearing elevator shoes?
Why? Do I look small?

Posted by: Mikey Bloomberg at December 12, 2019 11:08 AM (CLteG)

397 I believe there's a character in the bible named Tubalcane? Or Tubalcaine? I gave a character of my own in a Weird West story that first name (followed by "Smith," of course).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Ejm1K)

Yes, that's it. I did not want to append " Otter" to the tubal part.
Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2019 10:55 AM (90T4r)
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Also, a minor character in "The Merchant of Venice".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 12, 2019 11:10 AM (3Z6pZ)

398 Greeetings, fellow travelers in the realms of the mind.

Your mantra for today.

First word rhymes with lawn: MAWN
Second word: QUI, or KEY if you prefer
Third word: ZUP

Now repeat to yourself, over and over.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=384676

Posted by: Guru Radd Dadd Upanishadd (Smythe) at December 12, 2019 11:11 AM (HGnKA)

399
Is this Hillary's grandmother? Looks like she lost a shoe trying to climb up on the platform.

Posted by: Sphynx at December 12, 2019 11:16 AM (rXie1)

400 You just know some members want to strangle Nancy. Instead of being home for Christmas, they are stuck in DC atwerk.

They managed to pass a farm bill with amnesty in it, so there's that.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 12, 2019 11:17 AM (ZGrMX)

401 https://www.apollo-magazine.com/drawing-the-curtain/

Posted by: Kazi at December 12, 2019 01:10 PM (0x00j)

402 Hey look its the S.S. MINNOW

Posted by: Tamaa the Drorongo Bird at December 12, 2019 04:44 PM (wGqjj)

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