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The Dance Lesson
Edgar Degas

Where does one draw the line between modern art and the masters, who had great technique and skills far beyond what most artists of the last 125 years could ever dream of? That is not to say that the imagination and the vision of more modern artists couldn't be fantastic, but it's the combination of all of those things that made them masters!

What? No...I have no idea. That was a rhetorical question. But I'll bet it's somewhere around when this guy painted.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 frist

Posted by: blaster at February 17, 2017 09:24 AM (tewYv)

2 Nailed it!

Posted by: blaster at February 17, 2017 09:24 AM (tewYv)

3 is that shep smith? that artist dude really nailed it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 09:26 AM (KP5rU)

4 She's...unfortunate looking.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:26 AM (ul9CR)

5 I guess I'm a rube, but I like art that looks real. Almost as if the person could walk out of the canvas. I do like some Impressionism but it's not on the same par of talent. IMHO

Posted by: Abby Normal at February 17, 2017 09:26 AM (cQO95)

6 My guess they aren't Muzzies.

Posted by: Mis. Hum. at February 17, 2017 09:27 AM (voOPb)

7 "Young Barbara Streisand "

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 09:28 AM (UujCh)

8 The following Reddit writing prompt is apropos to this thread and place.

http://tinyurl.com/jdsoy5t

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 09:28 AM (9krrF)

9

Ask Rahm Emanuel!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2017 09:29 AM (nQgx9)

10 Do the Coo-ca-choo
Do the Aqua-velva
Do the Dirty Dog
Do the Escalator!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:29 AM (ul9CR)

11 So this is supposed to be John McCain being pranked by Russians on phone call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqrw2vIvBv0


Posted by: MarkC at February 17, 2017 09:30 AM (iWFQR)

12 Edgar Degas sucks at perspective.

Posted by: filbert at February 17, 2017 09:31 AM (K4zH2)

13 I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker was a ballerina.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 09:32 AM (kTF2Z)

14 The following Reddit writing prompt is apropos to this thread and place.

"let's paint a happy little Panzer..."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (B+qrE)

15 yikes

Posted by: phoenixgirl...7 days until spring training at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (0O7c5)

16 I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker was a ballerina.

Posted by: Duke Lowell

If it was SJP she'd have on metal shoes wouldn't she?

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (8ikIW)

17 Degas was overrated. Badly.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (9krrF)

18 Dance, little monkey-face!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (97XyN)

19 I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker was a ballerina.

That's not SJP. Only two legs. Also, no bridle.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2017 09:33 AM (B+qrE)

20 A perfect picture for posting a birthday song for Mary Poppins' Birthday, in case he didn't see it on the willowed thread:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c08wiEyVuak


"Let's Face the Music and Dance", with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I love me some Fred Astaire.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (bpfzP)

21 4 She's...unfortunate looking.

Young Rhea Perlman.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

22 Maestro has a magic grip on that catgut.

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (2Mnv1)

23 Why is this ballet dancer kicking me in the arm?

Posted by: The Violinist at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (3hIZX)

24 This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Desmond Tutu at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (wPiJc)

25 Blossom-The Early Years

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (ul9CR)

26 I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker was a ballerina.

Posted by: Duke Lowell

If it was SJP she'd have on metal shoes wouldn't she?

Posted by: Bruce


She's no Lipizzaner, that's for sure.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (9krrF)

27 Playing "Orange Blossom Special".

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (x9c8r)

28 Despite my grumpy "off my damn lawn" persona I actually like this one. Not photorealistic yet not nonrepresentational to the point that you need a dissertation to explain its intent. A story, a mood, all captured by a technique. Good choice.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (RD7QR)

29 24 This is about me, isn't it?


Hey, that's my line.

Posted by: MichelleFields at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (ul9CR)

30 So the bartender says to the ballerina, why the long face?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (kTF2Z)

31 Oh. I see that Mary Poppins did catch my Fred Astaire link. Oh well, you can never have too many birthday presents. Have a Happy!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:35 AM (bpfzP)

32 I sort of like the outline and color of the man, but I would probably rank the overall impression as similar to a Bob Ross from my very-experienced-Rossian-painter mother in law .

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 17, 2017 09:36 AM (/f1mm)

33
Re: Bob Michel (who is now mort)

I do hope that everyone here remembers the time when Republicans held as few as 140 seats in the House.

Our Republican leadership today sucks, but it was even worse before.

Republicans stood for Nothing for many decades. Then Gingrich, Delay, and Armey, and others changed that. For a while.

Today we are back to the Republicans standing for Nothing.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 09:36 AM (s7qwY)

34 Young Rhea Perlman.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

Or maybe Ron.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:37 AM (x9c8r)

35 Captures perfectly the feeling of the musician in every ballet class I ever attended that had a live musician...

Not my favorite Degas, but I do love his paintings.

(Back to lurking)

Posted by: UDM at February 17, 2017 09:37 AM (cuC7S)

36 Bob Michel was a great American!

Posted by: Paul Ryan at February 17, 2017 09:38 AM (97XyN)

37 I think SJP literally was a ballet dancer.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:38 AM (TTp7P)

38 My granddaughter takes ballet. She's way prettier than that. Pet Peeve: Ballet recitals. Why do they last for two hours? With no intermission. And you are forbidden to leave, even if your child has finished their part of the recital?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:39 AM (bpfzP)

39 A young Rhea Perlman crazy glues her foot to a wall, while some upskirt fiend plays a violin.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 17, 2017 09:39 AM (4AVeu)

40 At least it's not Rothko.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2017 09:39 AM (3hIZX)

41 Then Gingrich, Delay, and Armey, and others changed that. For a while.

I recall just how much shit Gingrich caught from other Republicans - even as he was leading them to wins never before seen.

I believe this is what some call a "tell".

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (qVyOY)

42 What's wrong with her foot?



*******

Obamacare- a limerick


A young ballerina named Beckford
Said "It's really a little bit awkward,
It's a sad situation,
(My repaired amputation)
When they sewed it back on it was backwards!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (wPiJc)

43 Rothko Ono.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (3hIZX)

44 I think SJP literally was a ballet dancer.

You spelled draft animal wrong.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (B+qrE)

45 Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 09:36 AM (s7qwY)

It was the Republicans that enabled the Civil Rights act to be passed over the Democrats filibuster.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (TTp7P)

46 Meh, it's ok.
She seems to looking at the fiddler with some resentment though.
Back story?

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (2vWLN)

47 Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:34 AM (bpfzP)

I did see that, grammie, and thank you. I mentioned that in a book - I think it was called The Well-Dressed Man - the author suggested using Astaire or Cary Grant as your models when trying to decide on the sort of clothes to wear and buy.

And now, I give you Clark Gable in 1939s Idiot's Delight, giving Fred Astaire no competition as he sings "Puttin' On the Ritz:"

http://tinyurl.com/h3bf8lc

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (X6fMO)

48 A young Rhea Perlman

Ha! Couldn't figure out who it looked like, but it's Rhea Perlman.

(I was going to go "Fraggle.")

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (4bKiB)

49 44 I think SJP literally was a ballet dancer.

I always thought the brunette on that show was hotter than a two dollar pistol.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (qVyOY)

50 It was the Republicans that enabled the Civil Rights act to be passed over the Democrats filibuster.

Anything that happened in the previous century doesn't count.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (B+qrE)

51 Degas has some great stuff, btw. I just don't think this is one of them. (And that's partly of what makes art so great.)

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (/f1mm)

52 My granddaughter takes ballet. She's way prettier
than that. Pet Peeve: Ballet recitals. Why do they last for two hours?
With no intermission. And you are forbidden to leave, even if your child
has finished their part of the recital?


Posted by: grammie winger

We went to our 8 yo nieces dance class recital in PA where I guess dance is a blood sport. 2 hours long. We did get an intermission though. After the first half hour it looked all the same to me.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (8ikIW)

53 37 I think SJP literally was a ballet dancer.

She's a hoofer all right.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (ul9CR)

54 41 Then Gingrich, Delay, and Armey, and others changed that. For a while.

I recall just how much shit Gingrich caught from other Republicans - even as he was leading them to wins never before seen.

I believe this is what some call a "tell".
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (qVyOY)

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

And Democrats praised Obama like a God-king as he led them to loses they had never seen before.

It's just weird how blinders tend to work on some people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (vur0q)

55 I would say the line between the moderns and the masters was laid down by Courbet.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (MZcWR)

56 Willowed. Bringin' over here.

Happy Birthday, Mary PPPP!

I was always fascinated with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Both of them had the unique quality of taking over every scene they were in.

I think I would like to have a mule.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (Ivjge)

57 4 She's...unfortunate looking.

She was probably thinking about how Degas was going to feel her up as soon as the lesson was over.

Degas was a perv.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

58 46 Meh, it's ok.
She seems to looking at the fiddler with some resentment though.
Back story?
Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (2vWLN)

Mom makes her take ballet even though she's 25 years old. The fiddler thinks this is hilarious and she doesn't.

Posted by: joncelli, Gobsmacked Rage Monkey and Crossbowman at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (RD7QR)

59 The fiddler's fingers. They're weird.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (2vWLN)

60 Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (ul9CR)

hoofer, heifer.....yeah

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (x9c8r)

61 38
My granddaughter takes ballet. She's way prettier than that. Pet Peeve:
Ballet recitals. Why do they last for two hours? With no intermission.
And you are forbidden to leave, even if your child has finished their
part of the recital?


Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:39 AM (bpfzP)

two hours? that's pretty good......i think the reason they don't let you leave is because the dancer that goes last would just have their family left in the audience......they should have an intermission though.....nature does call

Posted by: phoenixgirl...7 days until spring training at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (0O7c5)

62 45 Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 09:36 AM (s7qwY)

It was the Republicans that enabled the Civil Rights act to be passed over the Democrats filibuster.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:40 AM (TTp7P)

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

"But...but...but...Strom Thurmond! He's proof that the entirety of the two major political parties in the United States suddenly switched sides in the 60s!"
-Very smart college student who's struggling with their core classes but acing that gender studies course

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (vur0q)

63 Sorry I wasn't around much yesterday, but all of my illegal immigrants took the day off and I had to do all of the things myself. You know, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, etc. it was awful.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (kTF2Z)

64 Obama Made Us Look Bad With His Effortless Lack of Effort.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (2z74n)

65 The fiddler is asleep.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 17, 2017 09:44 AM (gTQoY)

66

Degas is great.

Love the violinist in this painting.

Always great picks from CBD.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2017 09:44 AM (nQgx9)

67 >>>She seems to looking at the fiddler with some resentment though.
Back story?<<<

It has a kind of rapey vibe, like she's waiting for an inevitable beating. Stay on tempo!

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 09:44 AM (2Mnv1)

68 IP, if I had to guess, she's trying to practice and he would rather be elsewhere, playing something else, so he is not being very precise with his timing. Those barre exercises require a specific tempo. She's clearly annoyed.

Posted by: UDM at February 17, 2017 09:44 AM (cuC7S)

69 A. This is better than anything I could paint.

B. This looks amateurish and crude compared to a work by a true master, such as Larry Elmore.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (1zARK)

70 Degas was a perv.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (V2Yro)
___________________________


Hey, what happens in Degas...

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (2vWLN)

71 And now, I give you Clark Gable in 1939s Idiot's Delight, giving Fred Astaire no competition as he sings "Puttin' On the Ritz:"



http://tinyurl.com/h3bf8lc

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 09:41 AM (X6fMO)
======================

Oh my. What movie is that from? That bit was very .... different.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (bpfzP)

72 Ah- so he's playing some proggy Kansas stuff in eleventy-eight time while she's trying to do her Barres.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (ul9CR)

73 She's clearly annoyed.

What happens in Degas stays in Degas.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (2z74n)

74 Always great picks from CBD.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2017 09:44 AM (nQgx9)

Thank you young lady...but you are a terrible liar!

[your email box is full....stuff bounced back]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (rF0hx)

75 >>Why do they last for two hours?

Only one performance?

When daughter took ballet, back in the day and the other place, they had two performances. She was a little kid, so they only had to do one of the shows. Older kids did both.

Posted by: Mama AJ at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (gTQoY)

76 Little known Degas fact: He spent five months in Lousiana, visiting family during Reconstruction era:

http://www.degashouse.com/museum/documentary.htm

He did some painting while there, however this is before the period of his famous racetrack/ballet works
completed in France.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (nNdYv)

77 The fiddler is asleep.

The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (B+qrE)

78 Ford Motor Company has lost all credibility. PT needs to take them to the woodshed today.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 09:47 AM (nN3W/)

79 Good, strong composition. Nice range of light and darks....

Very subdued. I like

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 09:47 AM (tQsbq)

80 What did FoMoCo do?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (ul9CR)

81 76 Little known Degas fact: He spent five months in Lousiana, visiting family during Reconstruction era:

http://www.degashouse.com/museum/documentary.htm

He did some painting while there, however this is before the period of his famous racetrack/ballet works
completed in France.
Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (nNdYv)

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

Reconstruction. Now there's a period of American history that I know virtually nothing about.

I'm sure that once I get to the Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant biographies, I'll get a survey of knowledge on it. I wonder if I'll have my interest piqued enough to get something dedicated to Reconstruction as a whole.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (vur0q)

82 The fiddler is asleep.

The chair is against the wall.

John has a long moustache.

Posted by: hambone at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (uz/Pv)

83 The fiddler is asleep.



The chair is against the wall.

John has a long mustache

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (2vWLN)

84 Degas dancers are always problematic for me. For some reason, his bodies don't show the line that all dancers strive for. There was a sculpture a while ago with a kid with hands behind her back, and this one with the extended leg not looking in perspective. Tired violinist, irritated dancer -- very well done. Color and perspective is just wrong to me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (MIKMs)

85 And Democrats praised Obama like a God-king as he led them to loses they had never seen before.

It's just weird how blinders tend to work on some people.


Chief ... I'm 44. Been around a bit. And I can count the number of people I've ever met that can truly think analytically and strategically on my friggin' hands.

Most people are sheep. They follow the strong horse today. They hope tomorrow will take care of itself.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (qVyOY)

86 I just got done reading Rush's transcript about the President's press conference.

"We have wanted Republican presidents all of my life to deal with these
people this way, and the only thing we ever got was Spiro Agnew."

(sorry to be OT, but I am a slow read)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (XMCn6)

87 We did get an intermission though. After the first half hour it looked all the same to me.


Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:42 AM (8ikIW)
================

Exactly. I went to one of her recitals last year and I kid you not, they used the same song a half a dozen times - just different arrangements / styles of music. I thought i was gonna die.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (bpfzP)

88 When I was in college studying art, we had to read a lot of Marxist theorists. Degas was one of their favorites in that he uses simian features on his dancers to depict [or reveal his personal feelings, depending on the writer] society's snobbery about entertainers. The ugliness reflected their inner immorality and low-class status. This was supposed to, in turn, reveal the class struggle, the Impressionist's role in this "Great Conflict", blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (nwqNw)

89 Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (nNdYv)

So he painted..in La......during Reconstruction......makes sense.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (x9c8r)

90 Degas was a perv.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

He was also a rabid anti-Semite.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (rF0hx)

91 That guy needs to get back on the roof.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (kTF2Z)

92 For the art lover in your life. Van Gogh action figure

With removable ear.

https://youtu.be/ct7KbPU8WGM

Posted by: Buzzion at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (z/Ubi)

93 Oh crap Hambone
Typical hoarde comment or hivemind?

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (2vWLN)

94 The fiddler is asleep.


*******

John has a long mustache.


The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (wPiJc)

95 I posted on another thread that I think El Greco could be considered the first 'modern' artist . His colors and style of his religious paintings couldn't be considered to be realist technique. They're beautiful to me though .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (TTp7P)

96 I'm never sure what to think of Degas. The scenes are not especially profound and in fact remind me of snap shots with a camera. But he does capture the poses and movements of a moment, where the viewer, or at least this viewer, imagines the next moments to come. From a technical perspective I generally prefer his earlier paintings but am still interested in the pastels and simpler, looser look of the later works. (I wonder if his later paintings influenced the 'looser' look of Picasso and others from that period.)

This is a long-winded way to say Degas' works are interesting and qualify as 'art' without making me want to kick a hole in the wall going "Wow".

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (V+03K)

97 Some years ago I saw an exhibition of Degas' paintings and sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stunning.
Just beautiful.

Posted by: Tuna at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (wt0kN)

98 You know, I can replace that fiddler for you with a Basque illegal who will do the same job for 1/5th the cost. Then in a few years you can replace the Basque with a gramophone for next to nothing.

Posted by: Chamber of Commerce at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (nlbfN)

99 Ask Rahm Emanuel!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2017 09:29 AM (nQgx9)



Yup, it's young Rahm plotting his political future

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (493sH)

100 FoMoCo lied and will open 2 new Mexican plants.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (nN3W/)

101 Obama Made Us Look Bad With His Incredible Pant Creases

Posted by: Moron Robbie at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (/f1mm)

102 This was supposed to, in turn, reveal the class struggle, the Impressionist's role in this "Great Conflict", blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (nwqNw)

Of course Degas was, if anything, supportive of class divisions.

As usual, the Marxists were wrong.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (rF0hx)

103 92 For the art lover in your life. Van Gogh action figure

With removable ear.


Cool-I wonder if they have the Walter Carlos with the detachable penis.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (ul9CR)

104 Putting on the Ritz is from a movie called Idiots Delight (1939)

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

105 >>The ugliness reflected their inner immorality and
low-class status. This was supposed to, in turn, reveal the class
struggle, the Impressionist's role in this "Great Conflict", blah, blah,
blah. Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (nwqNw)

Don't be coy--what was your final grade?

Posted by: General Zod at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (Bdeb0)

106 85
Chief ... I'm 44. Been around a bit. And I can count the number of people I've ever met that can truly think analytically and strategically on my friggin' hands.

Most people are sheep. They follow the strong horse today. They hope tomorrow will take care of itself.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (qVyOY)

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

Do you think it has to do with personality (as in people are actually sheep) or with the fact that most people just simply don't know enough about politics or policy to develop their own opinions, so they go with what the cultural markers that they subscribe to dictate (i.e., "The Daily Show says this, so it must be true.")?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (vur0q)

107 Oh, man, am I slow today. Guess I shouldn't be multitasking.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 09:51 AM (wPiJc)

108 [your email box is full....stuff bounced back]
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 09:46 AM (rF0hx)


oh, thx

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 17, 2017 09:51 AM (nQgx9)

109 My goodness. Ford sees that much market growth potential? This is fabulous news!

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (XMCn6)

110 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE JOHN IS ACTUALLY CLEAN SHAVEN!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (wPiJc)

111 Putting on the Ritz is from a movie called Idiots Delight (1939)

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (8ikIW)




I thought it was Young Frankenstein (that's Frokensteen).

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (493sH)

112 I just got done reading Rush's transcript about the President's press conference.

"We have wanted Republican presidents all of my life to deal with these
people this way, and the only thing we ever got was Spiro Agnew."

(sorry to be OT, but I am a slow read)
Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (XMCn6)


Reading it was almost better than watching it.

Posted by: Deplorable Flyover 98ZJUSMC at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (Pd7Sl)

113 Looks like she's holding someone's hand.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (3hIZX)

114 John has a long mustache.

Fuckin' A, baby!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (97XyN)

115 That's me! Back when I was dreaming of being a Marine! I was denied ..:but persevered! hic!

Posted by: Hillary 2020! at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (bc2Lc)

116 Degas' works are interesting and qualify as 'art' without making me want to kick a hole in the wall going "Wow".

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 09:49 AM (V+03K)

Well said.

His work has always struck me as muted and without much intensity of emotion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (rF0hx)

117 The wall is against the chair!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 17, 2017 09:52 AM (gTQoY)

118 Oh, man, am I slow today. Guess I shouldn't be multitasking.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 09:51 AM (wPiJc)
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Blogging while in the operating room? Yeah, that's probably a No.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (bpfzP)

119 I thought it was Young Frankenstein (that's Frokensteen).

Posted by: TheQuietMan

That's the one that comes to my mind when I think of the song.

Posted by: Bruce at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (8ikIW)

120 On February 17, 1991, at approximately 1:00 a.m. (Persian Gulf Time), a U.S. Bradley Fighting Vehicle (Bradley) and an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (M113) were destroyed by two Hellfire missiles fired from an Apache helicopter commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Hayles. Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in the incident.

The incident occurred after U.S. ground forces, which were deployed along an east-west line 5 kilometers north of the Saudi-Iraqi border, reported several enemy sightings north of their positions. In response, ground commanders called for Apache reconnaissance of the area. A team of three Apaches subsequently found two vehicles, which appeared to be those described by ground forces. These vehicles were, in fact, a Bradley and an M113.


http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=70116

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (CRotO)

121 Looks like she's holding someone's hand.

I don't think a hand is round, something else maybe?

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (2vWLN)

122 It appears to be sundown. A full moon is rising. The ballerina in changing into a lycan.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (kBiSH)

123 84 Degas dancers are always problematic for me. For some reason, his bodies don't show the line that all dancers strive for. There was a sculpture a while ago with a kid with hands behind her back, and this one with the extended leg not looking in perspective. Tired violinist, irritated dancer -- very well done. Color and perspective is just wrong to me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (MIKMs)

"Little Dancer, Aged 14" The only sculpture made in his lifetime. It was originally made in wax. He seems to have been trying to capture the grace of dancer and the youth of the girl. Impressionism is about mood and capturing the fleeting moment, not about the actual subject. This is why Monet is so "blurry".

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (nwqNw)

124
Happy Birthday Mary Poppins etc

Thank you so much for your great stories and links - much appreciated!

http://tinyurl.com/j82cmwo

Tim Blair skewers our crappy media...

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (hmgEc)

125 Oh, man, am I slow today. Guess I shouldn't be multitasking.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (gTQoY)

126 Adolph Has a Short Mustache

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - Takin' My Time on my Ride at February 17, 2017 09:54 AM (ul9CR)

127 >>>Degas dancers are always problematic for me. For some reason, his bodies don't show the line that all dancers strive for.<<<

It's her neck. Her neck is proportioned like a pro wrestler's neck.

Posted by: Fritz at February 17, 2017 09:54 AM (2Mnv1)

128 What's long and hard and something that I hold onto?

Posted by: The Ballerina at February 17, 2017 09:55 AM (4AVeu)

129 The cartoonist:
And you can't drain the swamp without angering the alligators and getting some swamp water on your pants.


http://blog.dilbert.com/post/
157317171676/how-to-evaluate-a-president

Posted by: DaveA at February 17, 2017 09:55 AM (8J/Te)

130 Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (CRotO)

Did the ROE at the time require the Apache get permission from base to engage ?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:55 AM (TTp7P)

131 Posted by: The Ballerina at February 17, 2017 09:55 AM (4AVeu)

John Holmes?

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:56 AM (x9c8r)

132 The rail sweetie, keep a hold onto the rail....

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 09:56 AM (2vWLN)

133 All that tulle - talk about itch.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (bpfzP)

134 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (vur0q)

Now I want to visit NOLA, I've never been.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (nNdYv)

135 100. If true, not ready yet to stomp them a new mudhole - yet. Could be for those crappy little cars what don't sell here and can't be sold here or something like that.

Otherwise - FoMoCo is a MoFoCo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (tQsbq)

136 I'm puzzled by something. The ballerina's outfit looks like a performance outfit, not a practice one. If she's performing, why is she using a bar?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 09:59 AM (bpfzP)

137 have a tremendous day.......going to the land of the red rock......

Posted by: phoenixgirl...7 days until spring training at February 17, 2017 09:59 AM (0O7c5)

138 Now I want to visit NOLA, I've never been.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (nNdYv)

I always thought I did...Katrina coverage changed my mind.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:59 AM (x9c8r)

139 Was never crazy about Chris Wallace--although I do think he is a bit better than his father, Mike. However, since PDT was elected, Wallace has been obnoxious and really letting his true colors show.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 09:59 AM (HiDrR)

140 Bye phoenixgirl. BTW, do you have Spring Training tickets?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (bpfzP)

141 Now I want to visit NOLA, I've never been.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (nNdYv)

Great food, great architecture, great people.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (rF0hx)

142 Speaking of Young Frankenstein, has anyone mentioned the link at Drudge about the latest medical breakthrough?
"Perfect?"

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (2vWLN)

143
This painting makes me sad - the old France is gone and won't be back

If Degas was around today, he might be painting soldiers with machine guns on Paris street corners...

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (hmgEc)

144 134. I've been a few times. Even in November, the place was muggy. French Quarter, where I stayed - lovely buildings, streets full of drunken tourists and hustlers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (tQsbq)

145 Do you think it has to do with personality (as in people are actually sheep) or with the fact that most people just simply don't know enough about politics or policy to develop their own opinions, so they go with what the cultural markers that they subscribe to dictate (i.e., "The Daily Show says this, so it must be true.")?

Even in things people DO know something about ... their work, their homes ... most people are sheep. They not only do as they're told - they seek out someone to tell them. They simply will not think ahead, and the vast majority of people exhibit a reflexive ability to flat-out not see or hear information they find unsettling.

My man ... don't fall for that wishful "if only we could educate the masses" political bullshit thinking. The masses want the freedom to do as they will without the associated responsibility.

The masses don't have a particular taste for Citizenship. They'd prefer Comfortable Serfdom under a Benevolent Monarch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (qVyOY)

146 134 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 09:48 AM (vur0q)

Now I want to visit NOLA, I've never been.
Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 09:57 AM (nNdYv)

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I went with my wife for a single day right after I got married. We were living in Alabama at the time, so it was just a decent drive there.

It was off season, and the French Quarter was still impossible to find parking in. If Uber had been a thing at the time, that would have been how we would have gotten there from our bed and breakfast.

It was fun, though. We picked a random restaurant to eat dinner in, and apparently Andrew Jackson had used the same building to plan some of the Battle of New Orleans in. It was neat.

I have very little desire to go back though. Feels like a checkmark on a list. Like how I'll probably never go back to India. Done it. No need to do it again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (vur0q)

147 Katrina coverage changed my mind.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2017 09:59 AM (x9c8r)

Was there last year.

Vibrant, energetic, fully recovered from the hurricane. It seemed better than before....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (rF0hx)

148 Great food, great architecture, great people.

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Provided you don't get off the beaten path.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (kTF2Z)

149 "...That dude is a weirdo."

"...I've shit my pants."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (4YGWz)

150 Provided you don't get off the beaten path.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (kTF2Z)

I have relatives there....so it wasn't a problem.

The food was absolutely incredible.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (rF0hx)

151 N'awlins


-or-


Nyoo Or-LEEEENZZ





Discuss

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (wPiJc)

152 145 Even in things people DO know something about ... their work, their homes ... most people are sheep. They not only do as they're told - they seek out someone to tell them. They simply will not think ahead, and the vast majority of people exhibit a reflexive ability to flat-out not see or hear information they find unsettling.

My man ... don't fall for that wishful "if only we could educate the masses" political bullshit thinking. The masses want the freedom to do as they will without the associated responsibility.

The masses don't have a particular taste for Citizenship. They'd prefer Comfortable Serfdom under a Benevolent Monarch.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (qVyOY)

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I'm not falling for anything. I think I have a fairly clear eyed view of people in the aggregate. They're generally just not all that interested in things outside their little bubbles, especially politics. It's not a bad thing, it's just a natural thing.

I was mostly just curious as to what you thought.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (vur0q)

153 Don't be coy--what was your final grade?
Posted by: General Zod at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (Bdeb0)

Near the top of my class. In college, I learned to tow the company line. I was more concerned about my GPA than arguing.

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (nwqNw)

154 148. Yeah. Like most American cities of a certain size.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (tQsbq)

155 130 Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (CRotO)

Did the ROE at the time require the Apache get permission from base to engage ?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 09:55 AM (TTp7P)

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Pretty sure the crew did.

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 10:04 AM (CRotO)

156 Degas is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at February 17, 2017 10:04 AM (uSlc8)

157 I like Degas, but I don't love Degas. I'm certainly no artist and could not do better, but it looks to me as if her legs are reversed in this painting. So, what would be a beautiful turnout on her left foot actually looks like pigeon-toe on her right.

Probably just me. As I said, I couldn't do better.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:04 AM (sBOL1)

158 148 Great food, great architecture, great people.

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Provided you don't get off the beaten path.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (kTF2Z)

Not good but better since they transferred a lot of their problems to Houston.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 10:05 AM (TTp7P)

159 The reason there is a swamp to be drained is because we have allowed the political process to succumb to bribes. Congress is filled with pols who were fed upwards from the state level farm system. These pols are advanced not because of their character or cause, but based on how well they can fill the party coffers.

If there is a problem with Repubs becoming complacent it is due to the fact that they are so well rewarded both over and under the table. Their legislative direction, output, and reason for being has been undermined by the frantic dance for money.

President Trump has changed all that overnight. Now the downticket pack has to figure out how to actually STAND for something as well as do the rubber chicken banquet circuit. It caught them flat-footed, and many of them have not made peace with the fact that the landscape has permanently changed. The obstructionists who want to wish this new world away must be spotted, tagged and removed. It is up to us to make sure that the farm team is fielding players who are not afraid to get their jerseys dirty.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 10:05 AM (WrMht)

160 I've done the New Orleans, Vegas, Miami, Cancun thing. They all rate the same to me in the been there, done that, move on, kinda sense.
So much more to see.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:05 AM (2vWLN)

161 N'awlins
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^^^This one^^^

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (sBOL1)

162 >>The masses don't have a particular taste for Citizenship. They'd prefer Comfortable Serfdom under a Benevolent Monarch.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:01 AM (qVyOY)

This arrangement is satisfactory.

Posted by: General Zod at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (Bdeb0)

163 The masses don't have a particular taste for Citizenship. They'd prefer Comfortable Serfdom under a Benevolent Monarch.

Posted by: ScoggDog


This has generally always be true, but the genius of America was that if that wasn't what you wanted, you had the option to go your own way. Now they're trying to take things back to the old feudal/nobles and peasants thing.

Same fight as always, but the barbarians are not just at the gates, they're manning them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (9krrF)

164 I'm puzzled by something. The ballerina's outfit looks like a
performance outfit, not a practice one. If she's performing, why is she
using a bar?
=====

Barre warmups. When my girls were taking dance, I absolutely refused to get them those tulle thingies. Dirty, nasty, scratchy stuff.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (MIKMs)

165 152. Indeed. Most of mankind for most of history has devotes most of its efforts and attention on staying alive and safe. It's a bit unfair, in ways, to expect people to take too much if an interest. In some ways, the less interested a people are in politics, the healthier their culture.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (tQsbq)

166 If Degas was around today, he might be painting soldiers with machine guns on Paris street corners...
Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (hmgEc)


There were French military stationed on the street corners in the mid-'80s. We went to visit family during a terrorism spell that put a big damper on travel to Europe. We had already scheduled our stay with Nonna, and really didn't GAS about the terror troubles.

There were so many empty seats on the plane we all got to stretch out and catch some z's. It was around the time of the Achille Lauro.

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (nNdYv)

167 Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (wPiJc)

Nu-awlins.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 10:07 AM (TTp7P)

168 A team of three Apaches subsequently found two vehicles, which appeared to be those described by ground forces. These vehicles were, in fact, a Bradley and an M113.


http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=70116

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 09:53 AM (CRotO)



There's an app for that: http://tinyurl.com/zgfp9t7

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 10:07 AM (uiwCw)

169 I mentioned that in a book - I think it was called The Well-Dressed Man - the author suggested using Astaire or Cary Grant as your models when trying to decide on the sort of clothes to wear and buy.
------------

MP4 -- yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Sigh. So different from the pajama boy hipsters of today.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:08 AM (sBOL1)

170 162. Mongols kept the peace and facilitated trade and exchange between all (surviving) peoples. And very tolerant - to the point of indifference - about religion. We could do worse.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:08 AM (tQsbq)

171 Probably just me. As I said, I couldn't do better.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:04 AM (sBOL1)



Ye. Leave art to the professionals.

Posted by: Cecilia Gimenez at February 17, 2017 10:09 AM (uSlc8)

172 He's playing "Chicken in a bread pan picking out dough", just to liven things up a bit.

And she's like all, "What the H. E. double toothpicks kinda song is that?"

Posted by: Lily Formerly of HotAir (Now from AoSHQ)assassin in the night at February 17, 2017 10:10 AM (vivhj)

173 165 152. Indeed. Most of mankind for most of history has devotes most of its efforts and attention on staying alive and safe. It's a bit unfair, in ways, to expect people to take too much if an interest. In some ways, the less interested a people are in politics, the healthier their culture.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:06 AM (tQsbq)



The less politics are interested in controlling people lives, the healthier their culture.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:10 AM (z/Ubi)

174 I think I can see an outline of an Uzi under that girls skirt.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (nN3W/)

175 153 Don't be coy--what was your final grade?
Posted by: General Zod at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (Bdeb0)

Near the top of my class. In college, I learned to tow the company line. I was more concerned about my GPA than arguing.
Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 10:03 AM (nwqNw

College should not be 4-5 years of intense psychological labs teaching conditioning young people to be drones and worker bees. This is sad. In a way I feel sorry for the MSM because they are a living case study to the education system today works on conditioning and brainwashing instead of drawing out innate talents.

When out of their environments it makes it impossible for these people to function.

The education system since Dewey also has considered intelligent students to be anti-social and their goal is to have less if them. Just sad how long this has been going on.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (kBiSH)

176 Now I want to visit NOLA, I've never been.

I can honestly say I have never wanted to visit N'awlins.

There is, however, an interesting mystery series set in early 1900s NO, featuring a Creole detective passing for white, written by David Fulmer.

Jelly Roll Morton appears in book 2, Jass:

http://tinyurl.com/zh53yjo

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (X6fMO)

177 Posted by: Cecilia Gimenez


********


Well played. Obscure, but well played!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (wPiJc)

178 Ye. Leave art to the professionals.
Posted by: Cecilia Gimenez at February 17, 2017 10:09 AM (uSlc

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Ha! Well, I could probably do at least as well as you, Cecilia.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (sBOL1)

179 I like some of Degas' pieces..the better ones. Didn't know about the pervert part, kinda spoiled it for me.

Posted by: Brunette the 'Ette at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (adsVM)

180 There's an app for that: http://tinyurl.com/zgfp9t7
Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 10:07 AM (uiwCw)

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I'm sure the guys who died that day will be gratified to know that.

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (CRotO)

181 If Degas was around today, he might be painting soldiers with machine guns on Paris street corners...
Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:00 AM (hmgEc)

Probably not Degas. His subjects were strictly entertainment. Manet would, and probably Pissaro. Pissarro would have given them a negative view though. While the other Impressionists were were more-or-less moderates (in the modern sense), Pissarro was definitely a Socialist.

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (nwqNw)

182 170 162. Mongols kept the peace and facilitated trade and exchange between all (surviving) peoples. And very tolerant - to the point of indifference - about religion. We could do worse.......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:08 AM (tQsbq)



Tolerant to a point. They weren't big on the Jews and Muslims practicing Kosher and Halal food prep methods.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:12 AM (z/Ubi)

183 I was mostly just curious as to what you thought.

In general ... I don't think very much good.

People were a mystery to me for my first twenty-five or so years. So I studied the hell out of 'em. Watched. Listened.

I found that most of 'em don't have much in the way of what I'd call morals or principles. They pretty much just scope out what they see as their own best self-interests - and then self-justify how those things are "right" and "proper".

I'm not a big fan of people. But I still watch 'em. Like a hawk.

What about you ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:12 AM (qVyOY)

184 Violinist looks like he's thinking, "I'd rather do the restaurant gig; the tips are better, especially when the guy figures my music set the mood for him to get in the girl's drawers. But, hey, a job's a job."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:12 AM (WDdjT)

185
I mentioned that in a book - I think it was called The Well-Dressed Man -
the author suggested using Astaire or Cary Grant as your models when
trying to decide on the sort of clothes to wear and buy.

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


MP4 -- yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Sigh. So different from the pajama boy hipsters of today.
=====

Modern suits are cut so close right now that it almost looks like Benny Hill wearing an outgrown Fauntleroy outfit. Not a fan.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2017 10:12 AM (MIKMs)

186 "The less politics are interested in controlling people lives, the healthier their culture.
Posted by: buzzion"

And the better their economy, as Hayek pointed out in "The Road To Serfdom".

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM (WrMht)

187 Very worried. Our new little puppy is very sick. Diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy. Possible he got into some holly berries from a neighbor's tree, but we're not sure. We've fenced off the back of the yard to keep him away, but the wind could carry them anywhere. Vet is on the way to office and will see him asap. A little prayer would help---you know God loves puppies too.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM (HiDrR)

188 173. Indeed.

Unrelated - could i interest you or the Horde in making a small donation to my 'peace and comity and mutual respect and an armored train' project? Santa shorted me this past year.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM (tQsbq)

189 Posted by: Desmond Tutu

I would have assumed that you were already writhing on the barbed cock but Wiki says no, still alive.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM (QQ+il)

190 I kinda like Degas, but not that much.

I have ART on my blog today too btw, along with links to some writer blogs.

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM (Om16U)

191 Discuss
Awlins. (Lose the N'/)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM (nlbfN)

192 Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM (HiDrR)

Oh, no! Prayers up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM (X6fMO)

193 Or it could be Parvo...prayers up for the puppeh.

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM (CRotO)

194 Was in Norlans some years ago. A woman in business clothes stumbles out of a tchotchke voodoo store, stops at the curb, vomits con brio on her shoes and the curb. Midday, like she'd stopped in there during her lunch break from an insurance adjuster office. Heads didn't really turn.

Best meal I've had was in New Orleans.

Posted by: General Zod at February 17, 2017 10:15 AM (Bdeb0)

195 A little prayer would help---you know God loves puppies too.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM (HiDrR)
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Done.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:15 AM (sBOL1)

196 We've a flicker at the woodpecker suet thing right outside the window. Never see more than one, and not that frequent.

Beautiful birds. It is like they are dressed in an ermine cape with black and gold lining. Woodpecker family.

Mostly we get redwing blackbirds and house finches.

This, along the front range in Colorado.

ABC has this to report about the White House, with no real backup: turmoil and disarray. Those two words keep getting repeated, without any real explanation other than the Flynn thing, which they helped create along with the Deep State.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 17, 2017 10:15 AM (U6f54)

197 I'm sure the guys who died that day will be gratified to know that.

Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (CRotO)



Not making light of the lives lost. Just noting that someone finally figured out that vehicle recognition is a skill that the Army needed to pay more attention to.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 10:15 AM (uiwCw)

198 BTW, aussie, I was in a bar trivia league too on the team for the TRANZAC Club! (The Toronto Australia New Zealand Club.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2017 10:16 AM (nlbfN)

199 prayers for your puppy. i love doggehs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (KP5rU)

200 For the Texas Horde, I just rolled into a Buc-ee's for the first time. Dayum, I could do a lot of damage here.

Now off to San Antonio.

Posted by: Country Boy - just a humble and occasionally hotheaded poster at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (5P8ho)

201 Puppy prayers sent...

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (2vWLN)

202 FoMoCo lied and will open 2 new Mexican plants.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (nN3W/)

Smart move on their part. Mexico is about to have a big surge in unemployed people who can speak a little English.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (WDdjT)

203 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 17, 2017 10:11 AM (kBiSH)

I see your point and generally agree. I was fortunate though in that I was an older student, and had already confidence in my beliefs. I just wanted my degree as fast as I could so I could move on with my life. I also really liked my professors and didn't want to ruin that. (I was gonna need them after) When I started teaching art, I only included politics when it was actually relevant to the work, NOT with some modern re-interpretation of artists' actual intentions. I let the students decide what art was for them.

Posted by: Kris at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (nwqNw)

204 The masses don't have a particular taste for Citizenship. They'd prefer Comfortable Serfdom under a Benevolent Monarch.

This is certainly true. But we've also quit doing all the things we used to do to try to encourage people to be responsible citizens.

(Looking at you, schools and churches and parents. and... sheesh. Looking at everybody.)

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (4bKiB)

205
166 kallisto

Hi and yes , on my first trip back to Europe in the 80s , we arrived in Rome and there at the airport we saw soldiers with machine guns - couldn't quite get over that, after arriving from the backwater of OZ!

Must have been that time but I was a bit ignorant about things like terrorism in those days -having a good time was my priority then!

Side note : I was born in Austria and my parents were convinced then that Europe would become communist soon after the war, so they picked a country as far away as possible!

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (hmgEc)

206 Prayers for the little puppy, IrishEi.

Posted by: IC at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (a0IVu)

207 That dancer hit every branch on the way down.

In unrelated news, I deactivated my Facebook account today. If my dumb scrunt relatives want to call me a Nazi now, they'll have to do it directly.

Posted by: grognard at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (aBaNJ)

208 Whelp, back from a week-long vacation.

What did I miss? Did the Left finally come to their senses?

reads site

Of course they didn't.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (xeeHA)

209 American Politics was originally meant to be horrible duty , performed quickly and then abandoned for more profitable and noble pursuits.

I think Trumps selecting independently wealthy individuals and military careerists for his Cabinet puts us back on that path.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (UujCh)

210 182. I could see that. The few Mongols I know and have met are decidedly tender-hearted when it comes to animals. Which is funny, given their reputation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (tQsbq)

211 Where does one draw the line between modern art and the masters, who had great technique and skills far beyond what most artists of the last 125 years could ever dream of?


When does what is currently considered Modern Art begin is a fascinating question.

Duchamp? Dadaism? The Cubists?

To me, the transition period is those who could still paint like the Old Masters but made a conscious decision not to do so. Contra currently when most artists couldn't paint like that if they wanted to do so.


Crappity I can't find it but there was a great article a few years back about a guy who is running an art school attempting to bring back classical painting and it's the whole what is old is new again because what's truly avant garde art now is representational painting.

I'm torn on the whole photo realism movement. Intellectually, I find the skill it requires to be astounding. Emotionally, I find much of it to be barren.

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 17, 2017 10:19 AM (mf5HN)

212 Hi aussie - what time is it where you are? It's got to be well into Feb. 18, correct? You keep late hours, young lady!

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:19 AM (sBOL1)

213 Les Kinetic, admire that bird, take a picture, then shoot it. They will peck holes in your house way up by the roofline where it is hard to patch. I threw snowballs at them, rocks at them, and finally had to buy a BB gun to dissuade them from knocking huge holes in my siding. They are common in Colorado.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 10:19 AM (WrMht)

214 I lived in Noo OR-lins* for four years, way back in the 20th century. While interesting, I have no desire to go back. I was a poor student at the time, so didn't really have much opportunity to sample fine restaurants. I do enjoy a good oyster Po-Boy, gumbo or red beans & rice.




(*- correct pronunciation, BTW)

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:20 AM (wPiJc)

215 183 In general ... I don't think very much good.

People were a mystery to me for my first twenty-five or so years. So I studied the hell out of 'em. Watched. Listened.

I found that most of 'em don't have much in the way of what I'd call morals or principles. They pretty much just scope out what they see as their own best self-interests - and then self-justify how those things are "right" and "proper".

I'm not a big fan of people. But I still watch 'em. Like a hawk.

What about you ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:12 AM (qVyOY)

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

I think I get people, but I just don't like dealing with them. I'm kind of an extreme introvert, so I've spent a lot of my life just simply observing other people.

I think my background in statistics also helps. Standing back and trying to draw out general trends from a data set (in this instance, observational data over the course of a handful of decades), I've come to my conclusions about how most people would rather stay at home and watch TV than get a job. Threat of starvation is a great motivator.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 10:20 AM (vur0q)

216 there was a great article a few years back about a guy who is running an art school attempting to bring back classical painting

Was it this one? (Interesting dude.)

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/new-oldschool-2468

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 17, 2017 10:20 AM (4bKiB)

217 200. Heh...try explaining it to someone who's never seen a Bucee's - 'the place is huge and full if food and furnishings, has bathrooms as clean as surgical theatres, and there's a beaver.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (tQsbq)

218 202 FoMoCo lied and will open 2 new Mexican plants.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (nN3W/)

Smart move on their part. Mexico is about to have a big surge in unemployed people who can speak a little English.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (WDdjT)



I must have missed where they said they wouldn't be building any new plants in Mexico. Now if they go back on what they did say about keeping some jobs here and I think hiring more, that would be different.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (z/Ubi)

219 Crappity I can't find it but there was a great article a few years back about a guy who is running an art school attempting to bring back classical painting and it's the whole what is old is new again because what's truly avant garde art now is representational painting.
-----------

alex, is this in Connecticut or New Hampshire? Because we know a young man who is studying with a guy that sounds just like this. Can't remember where exactly though.

Posted by: bluebell at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (sBOL1)

220 Or it could be Parvo...prayers up for the puppeh.


Posted by: SMFH at all the fuckwits at February 17, 2017 10:14 AM
~~~~~

Yes. Worried about Parvo too. But we did get him from a very good breeder and he is the third one we've gotten from her. Kennels are immaculate. Also, we just got him on Sunday, and he hasn't been out of our backyard and house. He was doing great until last night. So I'm praying it's not Parvo, but you never know what other critters could have wandered into our yard.

Bringing samples with us to vet, so we should know in about an hour. Will keep you all posted.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (HiDrR)

221 President Trump has changed all that overnight. Now the downticket pack has to figure out how to actually STAND for something as well as do the rubber chicken banquet circuit.

The guy that can throw knock out punches is 70 years old. I hope that our younger conservatives are taking notes about how to beat the Alinsky types on the left.

First off though, above all else, keep your noses clean. The left is going to opposition research the hell out of you. I thought for a brief weekend that Trump had been tko'd. But then people said, ''f_ck it, don't care''. Most politicians don't get that pass.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (ZFUt7)

222 la Nouvelle-Orleans, vous mangeurs des hamburgers

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2017 10:23 AM (pmo2C)

223 187 ... Prayers up, IrishEi! Pets are always in my prayers. Please let us know how it all goes.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 10:23 AM (V+03K)

224 221 First off though, above all else, keep your noses clean. The left is going to opposition research the hell out of you. I thought for a brief weekend that Trump had been tko'd. But then people said, ''f_ck it, don't care''. Most politicians don't get that pass.
Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (ZFUt7)

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

If people start assuming that the America electorate doesn't care about your personal life as a potential politician...that'll be a terrible lesson to learn.

I hope the Democrats learn it good an hard, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 17, 2017 10:23 AM (vur0q)

225 Oops:

"St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain Co. is currently in the process of filing for bankruptcy. The company is working with a financial advisory firm, Lighthouse Management Group, to file bankruptcy as early as this month."

No word on whether it's a Chapter 11 or 13.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:24 AM (4YGWz)

226
198 andycanuck
Hey, now that's a good team and I hope you did well!

Being a fellow Commonwealth citizen and all...

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:24 AM (hmgEc)

227
202 FoMoCo lied and will open 2 new Mexican plants.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 09:50 AM (nN3W/)

Smart move on their part. Mexico is about to have a big surge in unemployed people who can speak a little English.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:17 AM (WDdjT)









So the 2018 F-150s will have bodies made out of drywall?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2017 10:24 AM (XWkhW)

228 Side note : I was born in Austria and my parents were convinced then that Europe would become communist soon after the war, so they picked a country as far away as possible!
Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:18 AM (hmgEc)


My cousins emigrated to Australia from Italy, lived there for about 15 years. They took their Aussie dollars back to Italy to settle there longterm. They have regretted that decision ever since.

It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:25 AM (nNdYv)

229 Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:24 AM (4YGWz)

Didn't they decide not to sell ARs after Sandy Hook?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 10:25 AM (TTp7P)

230 I must have missed where they said they wouldn't be building any new plants in Mexico"

Agreed. That was never an issue. Interestingly enough, there's a bundle of new "Spy" shots of the next gen Ford Ranger (now to be built in Wayne) pickup making the car sites.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 10:26 AM (MINbv)

231 General Kelly wants to use 100,000 National Guard to round up the invaders in 11 states!

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/ stories/U/ US_TRUMP_NATIONAL_GUARD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE= DEFAULT&CTIME= 2017-02-17-10-19-12

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 17, 2017 10:26 AM (kBiSH)

232 Prayers up please?
Interview for what would be a sideways move to a different section in about 15 minutes.
Hopefully past performance...

And CBD, have you ever checked out Mitchell Tole's ( sp? ) work?
Grace and the Lamb was a good one.
Leofb

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2017 10:27 AM (mzTVj)

233 Linked in my sock: President Trump's survey of supporters on the MFM. Daily Mail but the butt-hurt is strong.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2017 10:27 AM (nlbfN)

234
It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:25 AM (nNdYv)






Or a someone who has an accent that's equal parts Aussie and Texas. Yes, I know someone with that accent.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2017 10:27 AM (XWkhW)

235 la Nouvelle-Orleans, vous mangeurs des hamburgers

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at February 17, 2017 10:23 AM (pmo2C)




Go really old school Novo Aurelianum

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 10:28 AM (493sH)

236 It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

******


Throw another shrimp on the Barbarossa, mate!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:28 AM (wPiJc)

237 ZOMG! Young womyn being made to dance to the white cis-male's tune! It is well this so-called artist is already dead!

Posted by: Screeching SJW Art Critic at February 17, 2017 10:28 AM (di1hb)

238
212 bluebell

Yes it's Saturday 18th February and right now it's 2.30am here on a very warm summer night in Sydney

Night owl here, but I can sleep in a bit before we head off to a birthday party at lunchtime

I'm also a passionate Men In Lycra fan and the cycling is on in Spain!

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:29 AM (hmgEc)

239
236 It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

******


Throw another shrimp on the Barbarossa, mate!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:28 AM (wPiJc)








Hey! Fongool, asshole!

Posted by: Robert Reich at February 17, 2017 10:29 AM (XWkhW)

240 Gander Mountain Co. is currently in the process of filing for bankruptcy. "

You mean there's a limited market for overpriced "activewear"?

Whodathunkit?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 10:30 AM (MINbv)

241 234. Heh....my angel learned English in Oklahoma. Certain words, she sounds like a cute little country girl - 'warsh,' 'waill,' etc. Adorable.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:30 AM (tQsbq)

242 G'daygo

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:30 AM (wPiJc)

243
IrishEi

Best wishes and I hope all is well with your dear puppy very soon!

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:30 AM (hmgEc)

244 >>>>Oops:



"St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain Co. is currently in the
process of filing for bankruptcy. The company is working with a
financial advisory firm, Lighthouse Management Group, to file bankruptcy
as early as this month."



No word on whether it's a Chapter 11 or 13.
.
.
.
.It is certainly not my fault.....I just gave them $1,000 for a larger gun safe.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 17, 2017 10:30 AM (le7jz)

245
la Nouvelle-Orleans, vous mangeurs des hamburgers

I will gladly pay you on Tuesday.

Posted by: J. Wellington Wimpy at February 17, 2017 10:31 AM (IqV8l)

246 We were in Melbourne, Australia three years ago for Christmas and I got to talking to an older Aussie lady who got to telling me that they love to open their 'prisons' on Christmas. Startled the heck out of me before I realized she meant 'presents' ... that accent. Lol.

Posted by: IC at February 17, 2017 10:31 AM (a0IVu)

247 196 ... "We've a flicker at the woodpecker suet thing right outside the window. Never see more than one, and not that frequent.

Beautiful birds. It is like they are dressed in an ermine cape with black and gold lining. Woodpecker family."

Seeing a flicker in our backyard was what started Mrs. JTB and I in bird watching many years ago. We were intrigued by the odd look of the flicker. We still see them, maybe twice a year, and as you said only one at a time. We have learned to attract some of the smaller woodpeckers to the yard and they are always fun to watch.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 10:31 AM (V+03K)

248 Wasn't Bass Pro looking to buy Gander Mountain or was that Cabela's?
Tough row to hoe right now. I have always thought the inventory costs of those stores had to be stupefying.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:31 AM (2vWLN)

249 My favorite Degas is Dancers in Blue. It's the colors that makes it attractive to me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (TTp7P)

250 Wasn't Bass Pro looking to buy Gander Mountain or was that Cabela's?
Tough row to hoe right now. I have always thought the inventory costs of those stores had to be stupefying.
Posted by: IP


Bass Pro bought Cabela's.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (4YGWz)

251 So I'm reading that McCain is flying out of the country today and will miss the Scott Pruitt vote. With Collins saying she's a no, that leaves a tie.

Hello VP Pence.

PS. Thanks for the rules change Dems!

Posted by: WisRich at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (hdpay)

252 Tillerson laying off ppl at State

https://twitter.com/jdhughez/status/832569875218432001

"Much of seventh-floor staff, ... were told today that their services were no longer needed."

(sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (Om16U)

253 Aussie and Texas"

Really? 'Cause we know a couple from Down Under as well. Been in Texas for about 15 years, so it's an interesting blend of accents...plus he tends to wear jeans, boots, button up shirts - and a fold over brim hat.

Longhorn Dundee, I guess.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (MINbv)

254 I must have missed where they said they wouldn't be building any new plants in Mexico. Now if they go back on what they did say about keeping some jobs here and I think hiring more, that would be different.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:21 AM (z/Ubi)

Well, I was snarking, sort of, but one thing that will help encourage illegal aliens to self-deport is the availability of good jobs in their home country. And as long as Ford doesn't shutter existing plants in the USA in favor of Mexico, I don't see any ill in their building there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:33 AM (WDdjT)

255 Unrelated - could i interest you or the Horde in
making a small donation to my 'peace and comity and mutual respect and
an armored train' project? Santa shorted me this past year.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan!
No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:13 AM
(tQsbq)


Me and the boys might send an envelope around and see what we can do. How much to sponsor a rivet?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 17, 2017 10:34 AM (XMCn6)

256 Hey, can anyone loan me $143 billion so I can buy me some Unilevers? Teresa is really nagging me about this. Thanks guys.

Posted by: John Kerry at February 17, 2017 10:34 AM (gLuy1)

257 236 It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

While stationed in Italy, I worked with (and was befriended by) a local couple. He was the son of expats and was raised in the RSA. He had a British accent. Her parents were ex-pats in Australia. I wondered if they spoke Italian with an accent.

I had a German prof who was part of the occupation force in Germany post-WWII. He started learning German from a local girl. It was several years before he learned the girl had a slight lisp, which he strove to replicate.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 17, 2017 10:34 AM (di1hb)

258 246. Dun spake strine, eh?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:34 AM (tQsbq)

259 Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for little Whiskey. On our way to vet now. Will check in again when we get back.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 17, 2017 10:35 AM (HiDrR)

260 >>>>We have learned to attract some of the smaller woodpeckers to the yard and they are always fun to watch.
.
.
.They tore holy hell out of my Cedar Shake Shingle house when we lived in Connecticut. Nothing I tried to keep them away worked, nets, those fake owls, noise, etc.. I finally took to ambushing them with pepper spray which worked after they got it full in the face a couple of times.

The cops told me they had better not see me shooting at them because according to them every species of woodpecker in the US is protected.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 17, 2017 10:35 AM (le7jz)

261 So the 2018 F-150s will have bodies made out of drywall?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


And will they be preloaded with yard waste?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2017 10:35 AM (0tfLf)

262 Oh, hold off on my last post regarding Pruitt vote.

It may not come down to a tie.

Good chance that Manchin could vote yes, but I'd keep Pence in the bullpen just in case.

Posted by: WisRich at February 17, 2017 10:35 AM (hdpay)

263 How long until the book comes out about Trump from some knocked knee little faggot?

It'll have "Trump World" in the title or subtitle too.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 17, 2017 10:35 AM (4ErVI)

264 A corner in a neighboring city had a Sports Authority, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, Dick's, Walmart (and Sams), and a bunch of other sporting-type outlets right on one corner. The oddest thing I had ever seen and I just can't imagine who thought that would be a good idea.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 17, 2017 10:36 AM (MIKMs)

265 I won a free plane ticket at a YMCA contest. I decided to go to NOLA. In August. I almost didn't go because I lost my job right before the planned trip. It was hot and humid. I rode the streetcars a lot and walked a lot. I took a trip to some plantations. I really enjoyed it. This was pre Katrina, so I don't know how the areas I went to were affected. I'd still recommend the trip.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2017 10:36 AM (Lqy/e)

266 Hopefully after Pruitt is confirmed, he promptly lays off 50% of EPA's staff.

Posted by: IC at February 17, 2017 10:36 AM (a0IVu)

267 I'm reading that McCain is flying out of the country today

Shame he doesn't still pilot his own plane.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (ZFUt7)

268 >>Good chance that Manchin could vote yes, but I'd keep Pence in the bullpen just in case.

I'd be surprised if McConnell let the vote go forward if he didn't know he had the votes in the bag. If he needed McCain he could always reschedule.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

269 "St. Paul, Minnesota-based Gander Mountain Co. is currently in the process of filing for bankruptcy. The company is working with a financial advisory firm, Lighthouse Management Group, to file bankruptcy as early as this month."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:24 AM (4YGWz)



We've got one of those here. Maybe I can get some good Going Out Of Business sale deals.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (uiwCw)

270
Tillerson laying off ppl at State

https://twitter.com/jdhughez/status/832569875218432001

"Much of seventh-floor staff, ... were told today that their services were no longer needed."

(sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (Om16U)









FAPFAPFAPFAP

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (XWkhW)

271 Heh....local radio - two Mongolian women got busted at Dulles with a couple pounds of horsemeat and several liters of yak's milk.

Need to ask my buddy W about this - betcha he knows 'em.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:38 AM (tQsbq)

272 187. Our pup was diagnosed with food allergies. Same symptoms. Came on suddenly.
Going on 2 years old. Special diet worked wonders.

Posted by: never enough caffiene at February 17, 2017 10:38 AM (N3JsI)

273 Rasmussen still has trump at 55% approval with a +2 in strongly favors.

Keep on fucking that chicken, Lefties.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at February 17, 2017 10:38 AM (xeeHA)

274 The Degas is allegorical today isn't it?
That's PDT playing the violin and that's the MSM dancing to it...with a slight WTF look on her face.
Dance media bitches....DANCE!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2017 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

275 I'd still recommend the trip.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 17, 2017 10:36 AM (Lqy/e)


Any recommendations for eateries?

CBD, if you're still here - which places did you like?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (nNdYv)

276 Gotta share this anecdote with the horde:

I have an employee who was supposed to come in late today--his babysitter had a morning dentist appointment.

He comes in on time. The babysitter won't leave her house because ICE is at the end of her street (this is Buda, TX, town immediately south of Austin). My employee's wife checked their local school attendance yesterday--only 55% of students show up. My employee (who is racially Hispanic but comes from way back Texas generations and speaks less Spanish than I do, which is not much) says the gates are chained on all the houses on his street. People won't even come out.

Amazing.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (yL25O)

277
228 kallisto

My cousins in Austria won't let me speak English when I visit - I end up even thinking in German when I leave

When they visit me here, they won't let me speak German because they want to practise their OZ English!

There is a many Italians here - my son in law comes from a family from L'Aquila and the Abruzzi region

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (hmgEc)

278 Maybe I can get some good Going Out Of Business sale deals.
Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (uiwCw)
___________________________________


Good luck, Sports Authority was overpriced right to the end. Even the fixtures I wanted. I saw Monday that MC Sports is dying a slow death now too.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (2vWLN)

279 234
It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:25 AM (nNdYv)

I knew a black guy in Florida who was from Germany, the son of a black GI and a German woman. He spoke English well but with a very strong German accent and got very exasperated with American blacks, who would say "Bro! You're shittin' me!" when they heard him speak.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (ZM2xo)

280 You know what they say: what happens in Degas stays in Degas.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2017 10:40 AM (0mRoj)

281 Tillerson laying off ppl at State

https://twitter.com/jdhughez/status/832569875218432001

"Much of seventh-floor staff, ... were told today that their services were no longer needed."

(sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (Om16U)




Let the draining commence

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 10:40 AM (493sH)

282 So I'm reading that McCain is flying out of the country today and will miss the Scott Pruitt vote.

Now would be a good time to revoke his citizenship and cancel his passport.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (X6fMO)

283 Good luck, Sports Authority was overpriced right to the end. Even the fixtures I wanted. I saw Monday that MC Sports is dying a slow death now too.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (2vWLN)



Yeah, the one here is closing down.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (z/Ubi)

284 (sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)

Now that's an old Prague tradition that we need to introduce in DC!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (ZM2xo)

285 211 ... "I'm torn on the whole photo realism movement. Intellectually, I find the skill it requires to be astounding. Emotionally, I find much of it to be barren.

Posted by: alexthechick - all your caps are belong to me at February 17, 2017 10:19 AM (mf5HN)"

ATC, I agree. I prefer enough realism so I don't have to guess at anything but that still leaves plenty of space for the art. Rembrandt, the other Dutch Masters, and Veronese come to mind. Same with Norman Rockwell and Wyeth. Except as a demonstration of technical ability, photo realism in painting/drawing is impressive but often cold.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (V+03K)

286 Off to the boat show to play with the toys.

Have a good day all.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (/tuJf)

287 Aussie,
You know who else was born in Austria, right???.....hitler....just saying

Posted by: lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton! at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (JNDQi)

288 Shame he doesn't still pilot his own plane.

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:37 AM (ZFUt7)

The least the Horde could do is pitch in to upgrade his ticket to "one-way".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (WDdjT)

289 Tillerson laying off ppl at State

Sha na na na, sha na na na, hey hey, goo-ood bye!

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (WrMht)

290 So I cut 3 pavers wrong yesterday after measuring like 3 times so I'm off my game, but shouldn't PDT know that a candidate will accept a cabinet position before its offered?

What am I missing?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (cJDvr)

291 276. That f*cker Greg Casar wins again. ICE ain't looking for anybody except the dudes what've got felony warrants. People need to chill out.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (tQsbq)

292 282
So I'm reading that McCain is flying out of the country today and will miss the Scott Pruitt vote.



Now would be a good time to revoke his citizenship and cancel his passport.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:41 AM (X6fMO)
Where is he going anyway? Isn't this a super busy time for the legislative branch to push the President's agenda?

Posted by: IC at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (a0IVu)

293 CNN BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP SECRETLY MET RUSSIAN AGENT THREE TIMES DURING CAMPAIGN!

Link in nic

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (Ndje9)

294 The oddest thing I had ever seen and I just can't imagine who thought that would be a good idea.
Posted by: mustbequantum


MBA wonderkinder hired to 'consult.'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (4YGWz)

295 My cousins in Austria won't let me speak English when I visit - I end up even thinking in German when I leave





Wait a minute. Everyone knows they speak Austrian in Austria

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (493sH)

296 How long until the book comes out about Trump from some knocked knee little faggot?

You mean you haven't seen wee Matt Taibbi's vomitus, Insane Clown President, yet?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:43 AM (X6fMO)

297 That foot totally looks fine

Posted by: Joe Theismann at February 17, 2017 10:43 AM (FZYNt)

298 CNN BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP SECRETLY MET RUSSIAN AGENT THREE TIMES DURING CAMPAIGN!

Link in nic

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (Ndje9)



Did she piss on his bed?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 17, 2017 10:43 AM (493sH)

299 Prayers for little Whiskey, IrishEI.

Please let us know how he does.

Which reminds me - how do I make sure my dumb plants around the house are safe for doggies?
Specially as I forget the names of most of them?

Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:43 AM (Om16U)

300
246 IC
Yes we need interpreters sometimes!

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:44 AM (hmgEc)

301 Meh. Blurry art again. Degas is no Dutch Master, that's for sure.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 17, 2017 10:44 AM (xJa6I)

302 Rasmussen still has trump at 55% approval with a +2 in strongly favors.
Keep on fucking that chicken, Lefties.
Posted by: Moron Pundit


As I said, over and over in primary season, every time the pundits counted on him to plummet, he gained five points. While #NeverHardCoreTrump myself, it was something to behold in wonder.

But the Russians were behind it, I'm sure.

/s

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:44 AM (ZFUt7)

303 >>>>>So I cut 3 pavers wrong yesterday after measuring like 3 times so I'm
off my game, but shouldn't PDT know that a candidate will accept a
cabinet position before its offered?



What am I missing?
.
.
.I think alot of people who Trump offered positions to are rethinking their acceptance after seeing what the media is doing. Take Pudzer for example, he did nothing wrong and they were dragging his ex wife and kids through the muck.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 17, 2017 10:44 AM (le7jz)

304 My cousins in Austria won't let me speak English when I visit - I end up even thinking in German when I leave.

I envy those with a talent for languages. I do not have it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (qVyOY)

305 There is a many Italians here - my son in law comes from a family from L'Aquila and the Abruzzi region
Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:39 AM (hmgEc)


That's where my folks are from. Maybe we're in-laws in law?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (nNdYv)

306 252 Tillerson laying off ppl at State

https://twitter.com/jdhughez/status/832569875218432001

"Much of seventh-floor staff, ... were told today that their services were no longer needed."

(sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)
Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (Om16U)

The article was bemoaning the fact that career foreign service officer Kristien Kenney was being asked to leave. No, her resignation was accepted. She has been there under Clinton, Bush II and Obama. That's a good long career. She has her twenty, and can retire. And the SecState can choose his staff. Every other freaking SecState has done it. But suddenly, the press has decided to actually look at what happens in a transition of administration, and scream "it's not fair!!" because the candidate they didn't support gets to do what the candidates they did support (for the most part) have done.

I just don't understand how someone can be so freaking stupid.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (gfRCk)

307 he did nothing wrong and they were dragging his ex wife and kids through the muck.


That's like Obama's calling card, from his IL Senate run.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (2vWLN)

308 Shame he doesn't still pilot his own plane.


Posted by: zombie JFK Jr. at February 17, 2017 10:46 AM (nlbfN)

309 176,

"There is, however, an interesting mystery series set in early 1900s NO,
featuring a Creole detective passing for white, written by David Fulmer"

On the ID channel there is a show called "Detectives Club" which, so far, is a group of New Orleans homicide detectives talking/showing cases they've had.


Posted by: geoffb5 at February 17, 2017 10:46 AM (d3wbb)

310 279 234
It was so cute to hear my Italian born cousins speaking Aussie-tinged English!

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 10:25 AM (nNdYv)

I knew a black guy in Florida who was from Germany, the son of a black GI and a German woman. He spoke English well but with a very strong German accent and got very exasperated with American blacks, who would say "Bro! You're shittin' me!" when they heard him speak.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time)
________

Had a boss who once ran a feedyard in California. The nearby town was settled about one-half by Okies and the other half by Portuguese immigrants.

He said it was entertaining to listen to his Portuguese employees speak English with a drawl and a twang.

Posted by: Furious George at February 17, 2017 10:47 AM (77i7V)

311 And beautiful painting, CBD. I got to see a number of Degas at the Petit Palais and the Musee D'Orsay, when I lived there. They are breathtaking in person.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:47 AM (gfRCk)

312 Let's try this again in the right thread:

1- Hope the pup is okay. Ours once found a lizard that had been dead and rotting in a mulch pile for a few days. Definite food allergies to that sort of thing.


2- Not coming out of the house if ICE is on your street sort of tells everyone else anything they need to know, right?

Posted by: Press One for Moron at February 17, 2017 10:47 AM (/f1mm)

313
I used to like Circuit City.

I don't understand how Best Buy is still in business. Maybe because they have sales once in a while, and maybe because their customer service/return policy is, supposebly, pretty good.

But still, their prices stink.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 10:48 AM (s7qwY)

314 On the topic of Texas accents, I am most entertained by the accent down in the Valley (Rio Grande) where you can hear Espanol commonly spoken with a wide Texas drawl, even by the mescans that live there. (mescan, thass a Texas word)

I remember going through a border station once years ago, no problem for me since everyone in my car was clean cut, so they just waved us through after one or two cursory questions. (we could have had anything in our trunk, they didn't care) Right after us was a van with some scruffy characters in it, and I still remember our guy turning, looking at them and calling out (in his best Buford T. Justice accent) "Hey Ho-say! better bring the perro on up here!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 10:48 AM (V2Yro)

315 Which reminds me - how do I make sure my dumb plants around the house are safe for doggies? Specially as I forget the names of most of them?

Got a neighbor you don't like ? Take a leaf off each plant and feed it to his dog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:48 AM (qVyOY)

316 293. It gets worse - Russian media come clean about Intel ties with Trump.

https://youtu.be/luDZO7-ZgFo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:49 AM (tQsbq)

317 Heh....local radio - two Mongolian women got busted at Dulles with a couple pounds of horsemeat and several liters of yak's milk.

Need to ask my buddy W about this - betcha he knows 'em.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants


Drudge linked that. Apparently some of the horse meat is, er, genitals.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at February 17, 2017 10:49 AM (9krrF)

318 I think alot of people who Trump offered positions to are rethinking their acceptance after seeing what the media is doing. Take Pudzer for example, he did nothing wrong and they were dragging his ex wife and kids through the muck.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 17, 2017 10:44 AM (le7jz)

OK, thanks..I thought that might be the case but hadn't followed it closely. Typical lefty fascist behavior. Intimidation, muckraking, lies...destroy destroy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:49 AM (cJDvr)

319 315 Which reminds me - how do I make sure my dumb plants around the house are safe for doggies? Specially as I forget the names of most of them?

Got a neighbor you don't like ? Take a leaf off each plant and feed it to his dog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:48 AM (qVyOY)

LMAO...

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:50 AM (cJDvr)

320
287 lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton

Yes I'm not related and I will never ever let an old lady Hitler moustache grow on my face!

PS My mother's nursing graduation badge has a swastika on it

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:50 AM (hmgEc)

321 Realism is the only valuable artistic mode.

All else is political.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (4YGWz)

322 Re: Best Buy

When I want some electronic gizmo, I go to Best Buy and use their showroom to to some hands on comparison, and see what relative prices and features are between brands.

Then I use my Amazon Prime account to find the best price and get free shipping to my house. Got both my TV's that way.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (V2Yro)

323 Got a neighbor you don't like ? Take a leaf off each plant and feed it to his dog.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:48 AM (qVyOY)

Oleanders are reputed to be very poisonous. I have them here, but the dog hasn't touched them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (WDdjT)

324 CNN: First photograph of secret Steve Bannon meeting with Russian 'handler'.
http://tinyurl.com/zdjqcjc

Posted by: E Pluribus Juan at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (ZFUt7)

325 Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (Ndje9)

OMG !!!! SOOOO BUSTED !!!!111111 Impeach NOW 11!1!1

Posted by: runner at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (c6/9Q)

326 But suddenly, the press has decided to actually look at what happens in a transition of administration, and scream "it's not fair!!" because the candidate they didn't support gets to do what the candidates they did support (for the most part) have done.

I just don't understand how someone can be so freaking stupid.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (gfRCk)


It isn't stupid, it is what they have to run with. For all of Trump being Hitler, the concentration camps are a long time coming. In fact the more you scream that Trump is Hitler without Trump doing anything Hitlerian - or even rising to the level of Francisco Franco - the more ridiculous you and your side seem.

The thing they run with now is 'chaos in the administration' and talking up personnel changes is part of their proof of the chaos and the turmoil and the tumult and the higgidy-piggidy mess of Trump. Since Trump was sent to drain the swamp, those that sent him expect some chaos as the alligators bite back and are eliminated. The chaos argument will fade in a few weeks and be replaced by another one.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (hLRSq)

327
I don't understand why Session has not asked for the resignations of every US Attorney, like Bill Clinton did, the date AFTER he became president
Posted by: Sam at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (ydGZi)

Yep. Clean the dang house.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (gfRCk)

328 PS My mother's nursing graduation badge has a swastika on it
Posted by: aussie

Pfftt that's nothing. they paint swastikas on the street around here

Posted by: Sarah Silverman at February 17, 2017 10:52 AM (FZYNt)

329 317. Ha! Then I'm definitely gonna bust W's balls over this.

Traditional practices - shrug and shake your head....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:52 AM (tQsbq)

330 CNN BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP SECRETLY MET RUSSIAN AGENT THREE TIMES DURING CAMPAIGN!

Link in nic
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 17, 2017 10:42 AM (Ndje9)
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*snort*

Posted by: fixerupper at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (8XRCm)

331 What happens in Degas, stays in Degas

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (7uYFy)

332 LMAO...
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:50 AM (cJDvr)


I also do spiritual counseling and relationship advice. Call anytime.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (qVyOY)

333 316 293. It gets worse - Russian media come clean about Intel ties with Trump.

https://youtu.be/luDZO7-ZgFo
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 10:49 AM (tQsbq)

Soon to be broadcast on CNN and MSNBC.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (0mRoj)

334 327 I don't understand why Session has not asked for the resignations of every US Attorney, like Bill Clinton did, the date AFTER he became president
Posted by: Sam at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (ydGZi)

Yep. Clean the dang house.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (gfRCk)


THIS. AND make it perfectly clear that Clinton did it also. Just to stick it up the Medias collective asses.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (cJDvr)

335
304 ScoggDog

If I want to eat and do anything I quickly relearn German - otherwise I die!

My oldest cousin is very cruel and he loves to torture me with making me speak and think in German (But I do love him)

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (hmgEc)

336 I have a black baseball cap that says, "ICE" on the front, it was a promo gift from Integrated Computing Engines, a now defunct company. Maybe I should start wearing it again?

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 10:55 AM (WrMht)

337 Ow! My balls!

Posted by: a horse, somewhere in Mongolia at February 17, 2017 10:55 AM (WDdjT)

338 I like the Degas picture. The violinist seems absorbed in his music. The ballerina seems none too impressed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2017 10:55 AM (fDdVG)

339 Check out the 45th infantry divisions insignia, 1923 - 1939

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qKM5gG9UIY

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 10:55 AM (V2Yro)

340 two Mongolian women got busted at Dulles with a couple pounds of horsemeat


******


Mmmmm. Preakness steaks.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (wPiJc)

341 Aussie,

Posted by: lindafell little rally hitler's schadenbutton! at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (JNDQi)

342
I go to Best Buy and use their showroom to to some hands on comparison, and see what relative prices and features are between brands.

That's what youtube is for.
There's a "review" and "unboxing" video for everything now.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (s7qwY)

343 Oleanders are reputed to be very poisonous. I have them here, but the dog hasn't touched them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2017 10:51 AM (WDdjT)


They are very poisonous. I vaguely recall the case of one California woman who killed her husband with oleander and got busted because she stupidly pointed out oleander bushes to the husband's family and yakked about how deadly they were and how easily someone could die from ingesting them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (X6fMO)

344 "It isn't stupid, it is what they have to run with."


There is a lot of weight in that sentence. I take it to mean that the majority of the people that Trump has selected are clean-they have good records, and they are solid candidates. Congress can't find anything about them to disqualify them, so they get their lapdog press minions to create havoc around them, and convince the public they are no good, and pester the nominees to the point of saying, I'm not putting up with this crap any longer."

I hope they fall hard into all the pits they are digging for others.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (gfRCk)

345 Since words and talk is what Washington DC deals in, you have to take most of what you hear as just that - hot air with nothing to back it up. If you hear Senator Bullfrog state that there is no way he will ever support such-and-such policy, consider that Senator Bullfrog is loudly announcing that his price has not yet been met.

It'll be closer to reality and you'll sleep better.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 10:57 AM (hLRSq)

346 Very few Degas' impress me.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 17, 2017 10:57 AM (V1z4W)

347 306 252 Tillerson laying off ppl at State

https://twitter.com/jdhughez/status/832569875218432001

"Much of seventh-floor staff, ... were told today that their services were no longer needed."

(sadly, they were not then immediately defenestrated)
Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 10:32 AM (Om16U)

The article was bemoaning the fact that career foreign service officer Kristien Kenney was being asked to leave. No, her resignation was accepted. She has been there under Clinton, Bush II and Obama. That's a good long career. She has her twenty, and can retire. And the SecState can choose his staff. Every other freaking SecState has done it. But suddenly, the press has decided to actually look at what happens in a transition of administration, and scream "it's not fair!!" because the candidate they didn't support gets to do what the candidates they did support (for the most part) have done.

I just don't understand how someone can be so freaking stupid.
Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:45 AM (gfRCk)



Hell its entirely possible that some of these people being let go are those that have had these long careers and after doing the whole "Submit your resignation," stuff they're asked "do you want to stay on or just go ahead and retire?" But we don't know because the media doesn't check into that stuff. Nope its just "Trump fires diplomats!!!!"

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:57 AM (z/Ubi)

348 What happens in Degas stays in Degas.
Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2017 09:45 AM (2z74n)

--------

You know what they say: what happens in Degas stays in Degas.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2017 10:40 AM (0mRoj)

-----------

What happens in Degas, stays in Degas
Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2017 10:54 AM (7uYFy)

--------


You know what.

FUCK YOU GUYS.... FUCK YOU GUYS RIGHT IN THE FUCKING FUCKHOLE

--------

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 17, 2017 10:57 AM (8XRCm)

349 Devotional from Brooklyn Tabernacle:

"Enough is Enough":

http://tinyurl.com/goj4x3l

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (fDdVG)

350
305 kallisto

You never know - goodness that would be a coincidence

I'll find out which towns they are from and when I see you here I'll post them
I know there are lots of them and they are spread out from L'Aquila



Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (hmgEc)

351 >>I don't understand how Best Buy is still in business.


Likely because, >10% of People actually use theirRebate program.

Excellent Financing Deals, that I assume a large percentage of people screw up and end up paying high interest rates on.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (p+Qx5)

352 If I want to eat and do anything I quickly relearn German - otherwise I die!

That could be it ... maybe I just haven't been properly motivated.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (qVyOY)

353 Has Sessions vocal cords been removed since he was appointed? WTF?

Posted by: Under Fire at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (nN3W/)

354 So I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (cJDvr)

355 354 So I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


MAN CARD REVOKED!!!!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (FZYNt)

356 351 >>I don't understand how Best Buy is still in business.


Likely because, >10% of People actually use theirRebate program.

Excellent Financing Deals, that I assume a large percentage of people screw up and end up paying high interest rates on.
Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (p+Qx5)

Their 0% interest financing is great as long as you pay on time. I've gotten a few things from Best Buy that way in the past.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (0mRoj)

357 So I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (cJDvr)

-----

*snaps fingers*

Mancard.... if you have one.... hand it over.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 17, 2017 11:00 AM (8XRCm)

358 I live in Dallas because urban sprawl is my natural environment. But if I take a trip I will enjoy a Buc-ee's.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 17, 2017 11:00 AM (VdICR)

359
Hell its entirely possible that some of these people being let go are those that have had these long careers and after doing the whole "Submit your resignation," stuff they're asked "do you want to stay on or just go ahead and retire?" But we don't know because the media doesn't check into that stuff. Nope its just "Trump fires diplomats!!!!"
Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 10:57 AM (z/Ubi)

For a dead guy, you're pretty dang smart.

Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 11:00 AM (gfRCk)

360 >>Their 0% interest financing is great as long as you pay on time. I've gotten a few things from Best Buy that way in the past.


Yep.
The only thing I ever bought there that wasn't a 0% deal was a $50 Gift Card.


Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (p+Qx5)

361 Cannibal ... you owe it to yourself to see Full Metal Jacket. Stream it this weekend.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (qVyOY)

362 Speaking of Buck-ees roadstops in Texas - My favorite billboard ad for one is on the I-20 cutoff near Dallas, it has a picture of the door to the jon with this caption in big letters:

"YOUR THRONE AWAITS!!!"

there has been many a time when that would have been mighty appealing to me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (V2Yro)

363 Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 10:58 AM (hmgEc)

ok

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (nNdYv)

364 >>I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (cJDvr)


Your testicles?

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (p+Qx5)

365 Yikes...brutal. But not unexpected. this weekend viewing. Lol!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 11:01 AM (cJDvr)

366 340. Ugh.....and now I shudder at the thought of all the meals I've taken with W and his wife..... probably better I don't ask.

'No, that's fine. I'll bring bbq next time.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (tQsbq)

367 I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (cJDvr)

-----

Your testicles?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (8XRCm)

368
Nood











nood

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (s7qwY)

369 FMJ is really like two movies in one. Convenient when you don't have much time though.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (2vWLN)

370 Cannibal ... you'll like it. Trust ol' Uncle Scogg on this one.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (qVyOY)

371 "two Mongolian women got busted at Dulles"

Proper term is Mongol. I wouldn't expect someone like a reporter who makes his living with facts and words to know that, though.

Posted by: Genghis Khan at February 17, 2017 11:02 AM (TnUKj)

372 >> But not unexpected. this weekend viewing


The first 1/2 is about as good as any Film other than The Three Amigos gets

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (p+Qx5)

373 Your testicles?


******


Neigh!!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (wPiJc)

374 "I don't understand how Best Buy is still in business."

See also: K-mart, Sears, Gander Mountain

Posted by: Press One for Moron at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (/f1mm)

375 Early Nood from the Ewok

Posted by: IC at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (a0IVu)

376 So I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM (cJDvr)


Pretty much. Semi-autobiographical novel written by a Marine vet, adapted to film by Kubrick. Excellent performances all around by people like Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, etc. Kubrick probably intended for it to be an anti-war film, but if you've ever been in the military, you mostly notice that he got the absurdity and surreality of things pretty much spot-on.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (8nWyX)

377 For the Texas Horde, I just rolled into a Buc-ee's for the first time. Dayum, I could do a lot of damage here.

Now off to San Antonio.

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On the way to Houston, I always hit the one in Bastrop The first time is always an eye-opener.

Posted by: auscolpyr at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (suO/a)

378 342
I go to Best Buy and use their showroom to to some hands on comparison, and see what relative prices and features are between brands.

That's what youtube is for.
There's a "review" and "unboxing" video for everything now.
Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (s7qwY)



Youtube is for hands on comparison?

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2017 11:03 AM (z/Ubi)

379 "I don't understand how Best Buy is still in business."

See also: K-mart, Sears, Gander Mountain
Posted by: Press One
______

Answer: Old People

Posted by: Maritime at February 17, 2017 11:04 AM (jg4EV)

380 Oleanders - I grew up in Phoenix where they were used as hedges a lot, they don't need much water and they don't mind 100 degree temperatures.

If you're a kid messing around in that hedge and a leaf pokes you in the eye, it stings like hell.

and I remember a campfire where some stupid kid threw a bunch of dead oleander sticks and leaves on the fire, he thought it would be funny. That shit was worse then tear gas!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2017 11:04 AM (V2Yro)

381 229,
"Didn't they decide not to sell ARs after Sandy Hook?"

That was another one which I can't remember the name but wasn't Bass Pro or Cabelas either. IIRC

Posted by: geoffb5 at February 17, 2017 11:04 AM (d3wbb)

382 "354 So I have not seen Full Metal Jacket. I'm assuming I've missed something.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 17, 2017 10:59 AM

Next movie after that one should be "Dr. Strangelove" for the full Kubrick experience.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at February 17, 2017 11:05 AM (WrMht)

383
Good night everyone from Down Under where we are upside down and hanging on

Have a wonderful yesterday and see you later!

Posted by: aussie at February 17, 2017 11:05 AM (hmgEc)

384 "Didn't they decide not to sell ARs after Sandy Hook?"

That was another one which I can't remember the name but wasn't Bass Pro or Cabelas either. IIRC
Posted by: geoffb5

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Dick's Sporting Goods

Posted by: Maritime at February 17, 2017 11:05 AM (jg4EV)

385 Late morning horde.

Hope all is well.

Don't you love when they ear their own


'CoverGirl's First Male Spokesmodel Slammed For Anti-Africa Comment On Twitter'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2017 11:06 AM (2x9LM)

386 I love hearing a mix of languages and accents. A dear friend of my parents was born and raised in Georgia and never lost her Georgia accent. She married a man from Quebec and they lived and raised their kids there. She was fluent in the local French patois. I don't think she ever actually said "Comment allez vous, y'all" but the idea is appropriate.

Posted by: JTB at February 17, 2017 11:06 AM (V+03K)

387 ear=eat

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2017 11:06 AM (2x9LM)

388 229,
"Didn't they decide not to sell ARs after Sandy Hook?"
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That was another one which I can't remember the name but wasn't Bass Pro or Cabelas either. IIRC


Posted by: geoffb5 at February 17, 2017 11:04 AM (d3wbb)



That was the accurately-named Dick's. Cheaper Than Dirt did the same. I haven't spent a dime with either of them since.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2017 11:07 AM (uiwCw)

389 Posted by: moki at February 17, 2017 10:56 AM (gfRCk)

That, and he isn't doing anything that other administrations have done. It is just that a lot is hyped higher than it has to be so that they can sell their new narrative.

Imagine how much painting and scraping goes on with Navy ships to combat rust. Nothing unusual at all. I bet I could make it seem unusual by breathlessly touting how many man-hours and how much paint is used per month on a destroyer and make it seem as if every ship is defectively made.

Does this work? Somewhat. It hits at first and then drops off when nothing unusual happens and it gets discounted. People won't remember specifics, but they will gain a gut feeling that the hype is just that and discount it.

My thoughts.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Can Help You Get Your Garden of Curses In Shape This Spring! at February 17, 2017 11:07 AM (hLRSq)

390 So AP's reporting that there's a plan to use 100,000 National Guardsmen to round up illegal aliens.

The Trump administration says the report is 100% bullshit. They say the cited memo isn't a government document.

I'm thinking I'll probably go with the administration on this one.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 17, 2017 11:08 AM (97XyN)

391 384 "Didn't they decide not to sell ARs after Sandy Hook?"

That was another one which I can't remember the name but wasn't Bass Pro or Cabelas either. IIRC
Posted by: geoffb5

______

Dick's Sporting Goods

Posted by: Maritime at February 17, 2017 11:05 AM (jg4EV)

Cheaper Than Dirt as well.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 17, 2017 11:08 AM (2x9LM)

392 I was at Fort Polk in the late 80s spent many a weekend pass in N.O. two things I remember most.

1 It was a foodie/cook paradise. If you asked questions about how a meal was made the waiter would be able to answer them in detail and sometimes even write out the how to by hand write at your table.

2 Naked women on swings going in and out of second floor windows on Bourbon Street.

Posted by: Big V at February 17, 2017 11:08 AM (ep6C/)

393 I'm thinking I'll probably go with the administration on this one.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 17, 2017 11:08 AM (97XyN)
But it is not a bad idea/

Posted by: MAC-SOG at February 17, 2017 11:09 AM (QPdNE)

394 Rossiya 1 news piece on the recent Flynn matter. An interesting perspective:

https://youtu.be/RK7QDmfeMzA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 17, 2017 11:10 AM (tQsbq)

395 No oleanders here.
I found this article froma vet site
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zz5fwbk

and this db at the asca site
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lk9v8kb

I see I have a problem as we have a hydrangeas and azaleas that have been there forever. I don't think we'll remove them but will have to have safety measures.



Posted by: @votermom @vm at February 17, 2017 11:12 AM (Om16U)

396 261,
" So the 2018 F-150s will have bodies made out of drywall?



Posted by: IllTemperedCur



And will they be preloaded with yard waste?"

"Our Business is Picking Up"

http://tinyurl.com/j3p797h

Posted by: geoffb5 at February 17, 2017 11:13 AM (d3wbb)

397 In what was shaping up to be a relatively drama-free day, moments ago the AP reported that the Trump administration is considering the mobilization of as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants. The move is part of an alleged "surge" in detention of illegal immigrants, as discussed last weekend.

A draft memo reportedly obtained by The Associated Press outlines a Trump administration proposal under consideration to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border. If implemented, the impact could be significant. Nearly one-half of the 11.1 million people residing in the U.S. without authorization live in the 11 states, according to Pew Research Center estimates based on 2014 Census data.


... more fake news from the Asshole Press

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at February 17, 2017 11:38 AM (e8kgV)

398 The funniest thing about the Trump/media war is that the MSM panties are in such a twist they have failed to report on all the sightings of Mochelle at Target, going grocery shopping at Whole Foods, picking up the dry cleaning, standing in line at Starbucks.

Posted by: Central Scrutinizer at February 17, 2017 11:47 AM (vI+F1)

399 This is not one of his better pieces. He loved women, in virtually every aspect of their existence. And that comes through his work. It's real, unfiltered. People look like they look. I've always thought he's easier to appreciate if you see a series of his work...

Posted by: macleod at February 17, 2017 12:13 PM (N315I)

400 Little girl looks bad-tempered.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2017 12:22 PM (3N96f)

401 Little girl looks like she's thinking that effete's kissed more boys than she ever will.

Posted by: Corona at February 17, 2017 12:59 PM (MB5zC)

402 The fiddlers dreaming of HAWT CHIX @ the Palais de Congress Nashville.

Posted by: saf at February 17, 2017 01:26 PM (+zN6H)

403 Any of the french painters such as C. Vernet had such talent. Today it can be found at Royal Society of marine Artists and the Colored Pencil Society, both of which feature artists with amazing talent.

Posted by: Keating Willcox at February 17, 2017 02:39 PM (Yyvig)

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