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Hopper lighthouse.jpg

Lighthouse Hill
Edward Hopper

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Roomy!

Posted by: GOULD at August 10, 2017 09:19 AM (9Y9L2)

2 Needs more crashing waves....

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 09:19 AM (Enq6K)

3 Top something or other!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 10, 2017 09:19 AM (MINbv)

4 Corgis fetched.

Posted by: GOULD at August 10, 2017 09:19 AM (9Y9L2)

5
I am sensing a theme this week....

Hopper is one of faves, and a big influence in my own work.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (mbhDw)

6 No USLSS at that one.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Are You Goth? The AoSHQ Guide to Gloom available at The Outrage Outlet! at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (hLRSq)

7 Banish me because at first I thought this was a Rockwell?
I get a cold and vacant feeling looking at this one.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (UmSfZ)

8 Hopper: how Andrew Wyeth aspired to paint

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at August 10, 2017 09:21 AM (ylUqT)

9 Pass

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:21 AM (UmSfZ)

10 Has anyone else mentioned the phallic symbolism of a light house?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 10, 2017 09:21 AM (FZYNt)

11 Is that house a diner?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2017 09:22 AM (IqV8l)

12 Honestly it looks like a Saturday morning cartoon background from the 1950-60s to me.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 10, 2017 09:23 AM (0pcwX)

13 I coulda been a Top Tender.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 09:23 AM (Jcg9Q)

14 Lovely rich colors and deep shadows. That's a keeper.

Posted by: huerfano at August 10, 2017 09:23 AM (TO4Og)

15 I like the daily lighthouse theme!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 10, 2017 09:24 AM (gwPgz)

16 Carried over because I got willowed:

Sad news - massive fire at Country Classic Cars on Route 66 in Staunton IL. More than 150 cars destroyed, some dating back to the 1920s:

http://tinyurl.com/yamj7c2n

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 10, 2017 09:24 AM (X6fMO)

17 I sense a common theme in the art "selections".

Posted by: Sigmund Freud at August 10, 2017 09:24 AM (ifORZ)

18 A classic!

Looks lonely...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 09:25 AM (NOIQH)

19 Sniper at 9 o'clock. Ghilli suit in the Sea Oats. Saw the steam of his breath.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:25 AM (mcI77)

20 Hopper is one of faves, and a big influence in my own work.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (mbhDw)


So are we likely to be treated for to a Sefton art thread anytime soon?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 10, 2017 09:26 AM (gwPgz)

21 Looks like the location of Fear The Walking Dead season 2 when they landed on the island.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 10, 2017 09:26 AM (XFue2)

22 High, clear, spare. You can feel the sunlight and the wind, both strong. The sort of morning when you come back from your walk and immediately dive into a pot of hot black coffee.

(No, not literally DIVE into it, people. Gimme a break here.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:26 AM (PoXBp)

23 A lighthouse on a farm?

Posted by: josephistan at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (7HtZB)

24 I assume the shore is just over that hill.

Otherwise, somebody's got a reaaallly weird hobby.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (hcyUh)

25 Hopper is one of faves, and a big influence in my own work. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (mbhDw)
=====

My first impression was that it was one of yours until I read the title and painter.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (MIKMs)

26 I get a cold and vacant feeling looking at this one.
Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (UmSfZ)

That seems to be Hopper's MO. A lot of his works have this cold loneliness about them. Even the ones that include people. This one is especially stark because of the bright light and colors he uses. Normally bright white, a cloudless blue sky, and a lush green field would signify a positive mood. But here, not. I think it might be the high contrasting highlights and shadows. There's no gradient, just a white side and a black side. It symbolically shows that there's a dark side to everything, even a peaceful field and sunlit sky.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (nwqNw)

27 Ah. Didn't realize it was Hopper. Shoulda known.

Still great stuff.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (PoXBp)

28 massive fire at Country Classic Cars

That's f****** tragic.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:28 AM (UmSfZ)

29 #12

I was thinking the same thing, cartoonish, and also thought it was another Kincaid.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 09:28 AM (m9X4Y)

30 I refuse to phallic that enormity to Dick Lives Matter...house RULES!?

Posted by: saf at August 10, 2017 09:28 AM (cS/ge)

31 And it LOOKS like a Hopper. He has a definite style with the semi-washed-out colors. And I would soooo like to live there.

Posted by: joncelli, Ray of Freakin' Sunshine at August 10, 2017 09:28 AM (RD7QR)

32 Went grocery shopping this am and walked by the few newspapers they sell. NYT, Trumps war talk unsettles everyone. Other presidents have called for a diplomatic solution....what a scary man that Trump is....And he holds the nuclear codes which scares everyone!

Posted by: Colin at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (hCkAW)

33 I dislike Hopper. He is too unrelentingly bleak. Even this painting I find unpleasant: purposely odd and discomforting perspective, his usual muddy colors.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (aW5/6)

34 29 #12

I was thinking the same thing, cartoonish, and also thought it was another Kincaid.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017

*
*
If it were a Kinkade the lights would have been on in the lighthouse, and it would have been evening.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (PoXBp)

35 Starving Artist Hotel Art

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (QQ+il)

36 I just clicked on J.J.'s Depressed Vagina NY Post link. WTF?!?! I cannot believe they have that picture. Literally a close up of a mish in thin lace panties. How do they get away with that?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (XFue2)

37 Needs more crashing waves....


******


Nope. This is a land lighthouse. Used in New Zealand to keep the sheeps off the rocks.


"Lamb Ho!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (wPiJc)

38 No trees. The art nazis will disqualify, but eff 'em.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 09:30 AM (AM1GF)

39 I get a cold and vacant feeling looking at this one.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:20 AM (UmSfZ)



That seems to be Hopper's MO. A lot of his works have this cold
loneliness about them. Even the ones that include people. This one is
especially stark because of the bright light and colors he uses.
Normally bright white, a cloudless blue sky, and a lush green field
would signify a positive mood. But here, not. I think it might be the
high contrasting highlights and shadows. There's no gradient, just a
white side and a black side. It symbolically shows that there's a dark
side to everything, even a peaceful field and sunlit sky.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 09:27 AM (nwqNw)


Look at me! Feeling "Art" the way it was intended.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:30 AM (UmSfZ)

40 Dennis's brother is a great painter.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2017 09:30 AM (pTY38)

41
Nope. This is a land lighthouse. Used in New Zealand to keep the sheeps off the rocks.


"Lamb Ho!!!"
Posted by: Muldoon

Also works to keep the locals off the sheep.

Hey McLeod! Get off of my ewe

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 10, 2017 09:30 AM (FZYNt)

42 "Lamb Ho!!!"
Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM (wPiJc)

Oh, of course. Wouldn't want them to be sheep-wrecked, would we?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (hcyUh)

43 Time to break out the thick Irish sweaters, everybody.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (PoXBp)

44 I was thinking the same thing, cartoonish, and also thought it was another Kincaid.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017
*
*
If it were a Kinkade the lights would have been on in the lighthouse, and it would have been evening.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Kincade is warm and cozy. This...isn't.

Not a knock on the piece, just saying you can tell.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (AM1GF)

45 Speaking of the Walking Dead..

the reason I can't watch:

http://tinyurl.com/ot7clok

Posted by: catman at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (5jdSv)

46 If it were a Kinkade the lights would have been on in the lighthouse, and it would have been evening.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:29 AM



And snowing and Christmas.

Posted by: huerfano at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (TO4Og)

47 I was thinking the same thing, cartoonish, and also thought it was another Kincaid.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017


Nope. Not one of mine. Could be Bonaduce's.

Posted by: Reuben Kincaid at August 10, 2017 09:31 AM (PXj2C)

48 One man's lighthouse is just another militant 3rd-wave feminist's luminescent phallocentric macroagression.

Posted by: Ambiguously Gay Richard Simmons at August 10, 2017 09:32 AM (ZRQ34)

49 It's like the perception of a lighthouse from the point of view of the poor bastard who actually has to work up there, not the passing tourist who says "oooh, pretty lighthouse!".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 09:32 AM (hcyUh)

50 Q: What did the lighthouse keeper have for breakfast?


A: Beacon and eggs

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:32 AM (wPiJc)

51 What's with the boardwalk from the house to the light that stops abruptly? I predict a broken leg or worse in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:33 AM (mcI77)

52 I think I see James Dean and Marilyn Monroe sitting in the lighthouse beacon.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 09:33 AM (A6Xv7)

53 Q: What was the lighthouse keeper's favorite libation?

A: Jim Beam

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:33 AM (wPiJc)

54 Muldoon -- hope your vacation was relaxing. Looks like you are back in the groove.


Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 09:34 AM (MIKMs)

55 Peaceful and comfortable. Hopper can capture quiet moments even in a big city setting and this is almost idyllic. There even appears to be a breezeway between the house and the light for stormy weather. (Of course, you still have to climb all those stairs.)

I usually associate lighthouses with the east coast, so this is showing the grounds as the sun sets on a quiet day. The blue of the sky against the various shades of green grass and the white structures is calming. The shadows of the swales gives a feel for the time of day. Just a lovely painting.

Posted by: JTB at August 10, 2017 09:34 AM (V+03K)

56 On the right, we see a typical lighthouse. To its left, is a heavyhouse.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 09:34 AM (hcyUh)

57 Why does it look like an elephant took a projectile shit on the front of the house?

Posted by: Corona at August 10, 2017 09:34 AM (8YsvZ)

58 Q: Who was the lighthouse keeper's favorite actor?


A: It's a toss-up between Pauly Shore and Montgomery Cliffed

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:35 AM (wPiJc)

59 52 I think I see James Dean and Marilyn Monroe Lighthouse Keepers wife sitting in the lighthouse beacon.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:35 AM (mcI77)

60 The lighthouse keeper's favorite book?

On the Beach.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 09:35 AM (PoXBp)

61 My job is to search and analyze patents and technical information for our R&D and Legal groups. In an all-too-rare idle moment (I'm the only person in a company of 7000 people with my job), I ran the following exercise:

Population of the European Union: 511 million.
Patent filings from EU countries (2007-2017): 1,255,660

Population of EU, less Germany: 429 million
Patent filings from EU, less Germany: 720,972

Population of US: 323 million
Patent filings from US (2007-2017): 2,090,614

Keep that in mind when your betters lecture you on the superiority of Europe over us stupid American barbarians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2017 09:36 AM (BWL+E)

62 We'll keep the light on for you.

Posted by: Lighthouse 6 at August 10, 2017 09:36 AM (IqV8l)

63 He also drinks Miller Light.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2017 09:36 AM (pTY38)

64 Most coastal lighthouses have fog horns. Where is it?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:37 AM (mcI77)

65 OK, now Drudge is just getting self-referential, with a link to a story on their current black-and-white look.

I do believe he's done a triple axel over that poor shark.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

66 Q: What was the lighthouse keeper's favorite libation?

A: Jim Beam


******

On the rocks, of course!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (wPiJc)

67 Duh

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (wPiJc)

68 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2017 09:36 AM (BWL+E)

Look at the number of Noble Prizes for the sciences. Little lop sided there also.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (A6Xv7)

69 Up on the hill stands the lonely goat herder...yodel-lay, yodel-lay...

Posted by: Strobe at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (gbWkA)

70 In Franklin's Tower the four winds sleep
Like four lean hounds the lighthouse keep
Wildflower seed in the sand and wind
May the four winds blow you home again

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (/tuJf)

71 Most coastal lighthouses have fog horns. Where is it?

Posted by: Under Fire


Son, I say, son, you've got me busy defendin' the honor of my cousins hereabouts, who you so shamefully molest on a reg'lar basis...

Posted by: F. Leghorn, Esq. at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (AM1GF)

72 Are all these lighthouses proxies for ICBMs? That's triggering!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2017 09:39 AM (BWL+E)

73 Keep that in mind when your betters lecture you on the superiority of Europe over us stupid American barbarians. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2017 09:36 AM (BWL+E)
=====

My impression is that the US also has a more efficient enforcement and, if given an option, most would prefer to file patents in the US.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 09:39 AM (MIKMs)

74 "A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef." - Sidhu

Lighthouse Keeper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUH3-YA_HZg

The Lighthouse's Tale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIr6S_0lAQ

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:39 AM (UmSfZ)

75 65
OK, now Drudge is just getting self-referential, with a link to a story on their current black-and-white look.



I do believe he's done a triple axel over that poor shark.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

I wonder if he's losing hits. I might check the top headline in the am (usually just read it but not click it) but I don't ever click on any of his other links anymore...don't even read them.

He's become...weird.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (Enq6K)

76 Projectile Shit opened for the Bulletboys in '89 at the Civic Arena.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (pTY38)

77 Posted by: JTB at August 10, 2017 09:34 AM (V+03K)

It's interesting how different people can look at the same work of art and get totally different impressions.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (nwqNw)

78 Do lighthouse keepers have the same union as the quantum mechanics?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (mkDpn)

79 Lighthouse's least favorite car? The Satellite.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (A6Xv7)

80 Hopper? Is he f*cking bunny? His paintings are certainly hare-brained. Let's get some REAL artists on this thread.

Posted by: Mark Rothko at August 10, 2017 09:41 AM (vRcUp)

81 Lighthouse in the middle of rolling plain... I've heard there are such things as prairie schooners but this is ridiculous.
/Groucho

Posted by: Sporkatus at August 10, 2017 09:41 AM (eXSOZ)

82 She was the lighthouse keeper's daughter but I didn't think she was very bright.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:42 AM (wPiJc)

83 Hopper? Is he f*cking bunny? His paintings are certainly hare-brained. Let's get some REAL artists on this thread.

Posted by: Mark Rothko


Buddy, if I wanted something in your league, I'd have Jackson Pollock wipe his ass with one of his works and sign your name on it.

Nobody. Would know. The difference.

Posted by: F. Leghorn, Esq. at August 10, 2017 09:43 AM (AM1GF)

84 This must be penis week because TFG's birthday.

Posted by: Monkfish at August 10, 2017 09:43 AM (7ciu+)

85 Rooster sick-burn sock off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 09:43 AM (AM1GF)

86 Son, I say, son, you've got me busy defendin' the honor of my cousins hereabouts, who you so shamefully molest on a reg'lar basis...

Posted by: F. Leghorn, Esq. at August 10, 2017 09:38 AM (AM1GF)


That reminds me of a joke: an old farmer from high up in the mountains comes to town one morning and walks into the local doctor's office. With him is a young man with a cane, moaning in pain as blood soaks his jeans.

"What happened?" the doctor asks.

"This here's mah son-in-law," the farmer answers. "I shot him in the leg. Can you fix him up?"

"Of course I can,"
the doctor responds, "but why did you shoot your own son-in-law?"

"Wall, to be fair, doc,"
said the farmer, "he warn't mah son-in-law when I shot him."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 10, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

87 Q: What was the lighthouse keeper's favorite libation?
A: Jim Beam
******
On the rocks, of course!


*****


With a splash of Sierra Mist

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:44 AM (wPiJc)

88 There's a picture opposite me
Of my primitive ancestry
Which stood on rocky shores and kept our beaches shipwreck-free
Though I respect that a lot
I'd be fired if that were my job
After killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts

Posted by: Insomniac at August 10, 2017 09:44 AM (0mRoj)

89 Trump can stick it to them by saying he likes it.


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/272483/

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 09:45 AM (rmVvL)

90 Sad news - massive fire at Country Classic Cars on Route 66 in Staunton IL. More than 150 cars destroyed, some dating back to the 1920s:

http://tinyurl.com/yamj7c2n


Ugh, that hits me. The fellow quoted in the article is right...cars like that simply aren't made like that any longer, and this is a real loss.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 10, 2017 09:45 AM (PFy0L)

91 Lighthouse keeper's favorite magazine?


National Lamp-oon

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:46 AM (wPiJc)

92 75 65
OK."................"
I wonder if he's losing hits. I might check the top headline in the am (usually just read it but not click it) but I don't ever click on any of his other links anymore...don't even read them.

He's become...weird.
Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 09:40 AM (


I have run an experiment on myself for the last 2 weeks....
no Drudge at all.... I do not seem less informed, just went to other aggregate sites.
( not advocating a Drudge boycott or anything, btw, just a personal thing).

Posted by: kraken at August 10, 2017 09:46 AM (zSVEm)

93 Ugh, that hits me. The fellow quoted in the article is right...cars like that simply aren't made like that any longer, and this is a real loss.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks

To be fair, You didn't build that

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 10, 2017 09:46 AM (FZYNt)

94 Slightly OT, but does anyone know which chicken place used the golden comb in an advertisement? The inflated one in DC reminds me of some ad, so I wonder where they got it. Time for Chik-fil-A to put a inflatable cow next to it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 09:46 AM (MIKMs)

95 By the way the second YouTube link is a typical bluegrass song full of misery.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 09:47 AM (UmSfZ)

96 Mrs. Bates is looking out one of the house windows. Norman's chillin' in the lighthouse.

Posted by: JuJuBee at August 10, 2017 09:48 AM (2NqXo)

97 I wonder if he's losing hits.

Drudge posted web hits yesterday. It was significantly down from last month. Shark jumped.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:48 AM (mcI77)

98 91: I thought it was Highlights.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2017 09:48 AM (pTY38)

99 Drudge posted web hits yesterday. It was significantly down from last month. Shark jumped.

Posted by: Under Fire

Lucky for the shark that's all

Posted by: the chicken at August 10, 2017 09:49 AM (FZYNt)

100 Lighthouse? Check
Hill? Check

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2017 09:49 AM (xjiRE)

101 Neato. Love the light and shadow. One of those paintings you can stare at for a good while.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 10, 2017 09:50 AM (RwwCT)

102 Judicial Watch strikes again. Judge rules that State must search for more Clinton emails regarding Benghazi.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 09:50 AM (/tuJf)

103 Dennis's brother is a great painter.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 10, 2017 09:30 AM (pTY3




Hedda raised those boys right

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 10, 2017 09:51 AM (493sH)

104 Most people want news early in the day. Breitbart must be on ace time.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:51 AM (mcI77)

105 Favorite musician?


Ray Charles

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:52 AM (wPiJc)

106 Hedda raised those boys right

Posted by: TheQuietMan


*****


With a little help from the Hopper Valley PTA

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (wPiJc)

107 There's was a sports guy on FBN talking about Colin '$900k is NOT enough money!' Kaepernick. He said he doesn't think any team will sign him...too much baggage. Michel Vick told Kaepernick to 'cut his hair'. Kaepernick told Vick he has 'Stockholm syndrome'. Also, Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa, tweeted out something about the Raven's being slave owners.


Oh and the 'United we Stand' flyer, announcing their rally in NYC in front of the NFL building for Colin, spelled Kaepernick's name as 'Kapernick'.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (Enq6K)

108 102 Judicial Watch strikes again. Judge rules that State must search for more Clinton emails regarding Benghazi.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 09:50 AM (/tuJf)


JW doing the work Congress refuses to do.


Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (mcI77)

109 Yay! I killed the thread!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (wPiJc)

110 As a New Englander, I approve of this week's lighthouse theme. That is all.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (p+Wdc)

111 Must really rain there!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 10, 2017 09:54 AM (bc2Lc)

112 NYT, Trumps war talk unsettles everyone. Other presidents have called for a diplomatic solution....what a scary man that Trump is....And he holds the nuclear codes which scares everyone!
_________________

Other presidents kicked the can down the road and paid off the Norks, so that they wouldn't have to deal with them. Barky also sent planeloads of hard currency and U.S. gold to Iran, which has been trading nuclear technology with the Norks.

But yeah, Trump is the scary and dangerous one!

Posted by: google at August 10, 2017 09:54 AM (gNgc6)

113 Hooray! VA gave son permission to move into campus housing, out of the apartment with Psycho Boy.

Getting our African student moved onto campus today. Have to go to my husband's offices and into his HOT warehouse to get dorm stuff.

This will be the third foreign student we've "adopted" and that I've gone through enrollment ordeal and moving with.

Yay.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 09:54 AM (PY9jH)

114 There's was a sports guy on FBN talking about Colin
'$900k is NOT enough money!' Kaepernick. He said he doesn't think any
team will sign him...too much baggage. Michel Vick told Kaepernick to
'cut his hair'. Kaepernick told Vick he has 'Stockholm syndrome'. Also,
Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa, tweeted out something about the Raven's
being slave owners.


Oh
and the 'United we Stand' flyer, announcing their rally in NYC in front
of the NFL building for Colin, spelled Kaepernick's name as
'Kapernick'.


Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM


Some people really need to learn when the fame clock is at 15:01.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 10, 2017 09:55 AM (p+Wdc)

115 that's great Jane!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 09:57 AM (hMwEB)

116 A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at firing.

-WZ

The left is like the Terminator.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:58 AM (mcI77)

117 Too literal.

Posted by: Rothko at August 10, 2017 09:58 AM (PXj2C)

118 "Thar's a moose loose in tha hoose!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 09:59 AM (M5cQi)

119 Ribbed for her pleasure.

Posted by: Fritz at August 10, 2017 10:00 AM (2Mnv1)

120 The Lighthouse's favorite movie?

( too obvious to even post)

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:00 AM (A6Xv7)

121 After the Barky regime Ft. Knox is probably cleaned out except for a few pizza bones and old porn mags.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:01 AM (NqaQ9)

122 After our walk, I let puppy out in the yard earlier, with a long leash, and he started digging a hole to North Korea.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 10:01 AM (hMwEB)

123 McClatchy tells us the ... Hillary Clinton wants to be a preacher

... God knows ... she is familiar with sin

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at August 10, 2017 10:01 AM (e8kgV)

124 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lighthouse

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:02 AM (wPiJc)

125 116 A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at firing.

-WZ

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

My TV is connected to the internet. I see no reason why a bullet should not have the ability to report the time and location of its firing and possibly high-resolution photos of the person who fired it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:02 AM (PXj2C)

126 "pizza bones"

heh. Either a funny typo, or a magnificently figurative way of referring to pizza boxes.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:02 AM (hcyUh)

127
Oh and the 'United we Stand' flyer, announcing their rally in NYC in front of the NFL building for Colin, spelled Kaepernick's name as 'Kapernick'.

Check your spelling privilege.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2017 10:03 AM (IqV8l)

128 The Lighthouse's favorite movie?

( too obvious to even post)


******


?????????

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

129 A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by
licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at
firing.



Oh no, here it comes again.

Posted by: The Chicken at August 10, 2017 10:03 AM (UmSfZ)

130
The lighthouse is an object quite phallic
Which CBD loves in a way almost Gallic
He's always a stickler
In the use of French Ticklers
Let's hope he doesn't insert them cephalic

Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 10:04 AM (NyJwR)

131
Check your spelling privilege.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2017 10:03 AM (IqV8l)

*snort*

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 10:04 AM (Enq6K)

132 heh. Either a funny typo, or a magnificently figurative way of referring to pizza boxes.
=====

We actually refer to pizza bones at my house. The dog waits salivating mightily for the crusts. We ask guests to save crusts for him.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 10:04 AM (MIKMs)

133 Why can't you hear a psychologist when he's in the restroom?


Because the P is silent!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:04 AM (hcyUh)

134 I thought pizza bones were pizza crust ends.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 10:05 AM (hMwEB)

135 OT, but this "check your [fill in the blank] privilege" stuff: It's ridiculous, of course, but when these clowns use it, do they mean:

1) Take a good long look and re-evaluate your privilege

or

2) Remove and stash your privilege somewhere, like checking a coat or hat?

Or both?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:05 AM (PoXBp)

136 I can picture Gorilla Pundit on top of the Lighthouse batting down biplanes.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:05 AM (A6Xv7)

137 I don't understand this not-eating-the-crust concept... please, explain.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:06 AM (hcyUh)

138 136 I can picture Gorilla Pundit on top of the Lighthouse batting down biplanes.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017

*
*
Or drones!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:06 AM (PoXBp)

139 No trees. Not art.

Got the cabin, but it still falls short.

Posted by: Alvoholic Asshole Shut In at August 10, 2017 10:06 AM (mSOep)

140 A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure
mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code
on their ammunition at firing.



-WZ



The left is like the Terminator.



Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 09:58 AM


Are they trying to boost revolver sales?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (p+Wdc)

141 Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:03 AM (wPiJc)

The Fog

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (A6Xv7)

142 I have run an experiment on myself for the last 2 weeks....

no Drudge at all.... I do not seem less informed, just went to other aggregate sites.

( not advocating a Drudge boycott or anything, btw, just a personal thing).

Posted by: kraken at August 10, 2017 09:46 AM

I have stopped going there too for links. There is just so much super-human- super guy Jeff Bezos' ugly mug I can take. Did Bezos buy him out or something?

Posted by: Lester at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (LfJIn)

143 As a New Englander, I approve of this week's lighthouse theme. That is all.



Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 10, 2017 09:53 AM (p+Wdc)


As a jersey east coaster I agree, although this one looks like it needs a combine cruising around it somewhere.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (aMlLZ)

144 116 A dozen House Democrats are backing a measure mandating pistols sold by licensed dealers be capable of stamping a code on their ammunition at firing.

-WZ

The left is like the Terminator.

----------

We can rest easy knowing that the vigilant stalwarts of the GOPe will strangle this unconstitutional proposal in its crib.

Right?

*checks to see whether Planned Parenthood still has full federal funding*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (PXj2C)

145 3yo just upended Cheerios box all over the floor. Dog is in heaven. I guess I will wait for the major cleanup until they are both done scavenging.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

146 Or both?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:05 AM (PoXBp)

They mean "Blaaahbooogurrgleburgleyaaarrr!"

(Because they're completely and irreparably bonkers, you see.)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:08 AM (hcyUh)

147 Edison Lighthouse

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2017 10:08 AM (IqV8l)

148 OT, but this "check your [fill in the blank] privilege" stuff: It's ridiculous, of course, but when these clowns use it, do they mean:

1) Take a good long look and re-evaluate your privilege

or

2) Remove and stash your privilege somewhere, like checking a coat or hat?

Or both?


*****


Or

3) Get out your checkbook and pay reparations

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:08 AM (wPiJc)

149 The nice thing about Hopper is the stark here-it-is-ism (of course, that's a word!) of his stuff.

Almost a cartoon of reality that avoids the uncanny valley.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 10:09 AM (NyJwR)

150 Lighthouse keeper's favorite historical figure?



Harry "Light House" Lee

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (wPiJc)

151 Yes, it's my understanding that the uneaten crusts, are "pizza bones".

The story is disturbing pallets of cash, dollars and swiss francs, and gold bars. Something close to 2 billion worth? Where was congress on that deal? Anyone know how much gold? Where did they get it? Only half joking about Ft. Knox.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (NqaQ9)

152 Look at this: now having a simple rule qualifies you for being a Nazi.

Next up: addition Nazis!

Snowflakes.

Posted by: Alvoholic Asshole Shut In at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (mSOep)

153
I don't understand this not-eating-the-crust concept... please, explain.
=====

Can't really give the dog much full toppings without stomach upset. He gets the 'bones' as his very own treat.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (MIKMs)

154 I wish someone would have built a Big Boy lighthouse.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (A6Xv7)

155 He forgot 'sky'. He should have titled it 'Lighthouse Hill Sky'.

Was the artist autistic by any chance?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2017 10:10 AM (xJa6I)

156 Favorite conspiracy theory?


The Illuminati

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

157 Chemtrails!!! Chemtrails!!! Chemtrails!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (mJ8mX)

158 Getting this kid set up with a checking account has been a damned ORDEAL.

After spending nearly an hour with the bank drone going over his passport and student visa with a fined tooth comb, he signed what seemed like a dozen papers.

Then, last night the bank drone called and said we need to some *back by the bank this morning* because the student dated everything day-month-year, and not month-day-year.

I can't even.

Still waiting on Delta to deliver his frigging luggage.

Yeesh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (PY9jH)

159 The HQ is my news aggregator. If it's important, Ace, a cobb, or a Moron will link it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (QQ+il)

160 137 I don't understand this not-eating-the-crust concept... please, explain.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:06 AM (hcyUh)

Yeah, the bare crusts are the best part.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (hMwEB)

161
The Fog

Posted by: Jack Sock


*****


Ah! I see. I'm a little dense this morning.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (wPiJc)

162 Maybe the Lighthouse can explain that Manfred Mann song to me.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:13 AM (A6Xv7)

163 Wolfus, they mean:


"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! You must be destroyed for being whiter/richer/braver/happier than what I think I should be given!!!! Do that for me now or I will threaten you even more!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2017 10:13 AM (mkDpn)

164 Favorite Rolling Stone song: Shine A Light

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:13 AM (PXj2C)

165 The puns of August have arrived.

Posted by: zombie barbara tuchman at August 10, 2017 10:13 AM (mJ8mX)

166 Hopper must have been sitting in the outhouse for that view.





Posted by: Sears Catalogue at August 10, 2017 10:13 AM (bc2Lc)

167 I haven't checked Drudge in ages.

I still love the time Ace riffed Drudge with ".....BREAKING...." etc.

The horde had fun. Shortly after that, Drudge knocked off all the dramatic "breaking" crap.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (PY9jH)

168 Unfortunately many of the conspiracy theories have turned out to be conspiracy fact. The good news, we weren't paranoid all those years. The bad news, all our worst fears are coming true.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (NqaQ9)

169 Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (wPiJc)

If I didn't know better I'd think you set that one up .

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (A6Xv7)

170 I don't understand this not-eating-the-crust concept... please, explain.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:06 AM (hcyUh)

Yeah, the bare crusts are the best part.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (hMwEB)

Its the reward.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (aMlLZ)

171 Lighthouse's favorite part of the pig?


The lights.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (NyJwR)

172 no mention of "psycho" yet?

apparently, hopper's work was drawn on as the inspiration for the type of house, some interiors and the general themes of loneliness and isolation throughout the movie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:14 AM (WTSFk)

173 So McCain is still alive and the Beast is still free.

Or another day ending in "y."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:15 AM (PY9jH)

174
I can't even.

Still waiting on Delta to deliver his frigging luggage.

Yeesh.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:12 AM (PY9jH)

Good heavens. Where is your student from this year, Jane?

Posted by: moki at August 10, 2017 10:15 AM (V+V48)

175 Just read the comments after on a Politico story about Manafort and the FBI. They are delusional. The libs are convinced Mueller is dealing with the Mafia, they are all have massive crimes to hide, many going to flip and everyone is going to jail, including Trump. Not a one can see through all the obvious BS. It would be funny if it weren't so f***ing insane.

Posted by: Ripley at August 10, 2017 10:15 AM (MxEKc)

176 ...no Drudge at all...

I don't think Drudge would break the Monica story if it happened today.

Seems to be running interference for the establishment. Saturday Night Live without as much suck.

Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:15 AM (cfHE9)

177 Favorite lighthouse spirit: Jim Beam

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (PXj2C)

178 Good pizza means good crust, so they get eaten. Delivery pies... not so much, they are often neglected.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (NqaQ9)

179 The bad news, all our worst fears are coming true.

Posted by: Common Tater


*****


That's just what 'they' want you to think.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (wPiJc)

180 Indiana Gillespie swept the space in front of her with an arm, banishing the cobwebs obscuring her vision and progress while she shined a thousand lumen flashlight into the Stygian darkness. Her footsteps were muffled by the thick layer of dust on the floor that threatened to make her sneeze when it was disturbed.

The dust carried a scent that invaded her brain with hints of despair and sadness. Along with something else. That is when the probing beam of her flashlight finally alighted upon something.

"Just as I thought." She walks closer to verify and sighs sadly.

Scattered about are the sure signs that an MJ tribe has already been here and bogarted the treasure to feed their cravings. The empty and crinkled bags of Cheetos vie with the dessicated pizza bones that showed this tribe preferred not to eat the edges of the pizza for prominence. With a foot she sweeps away the detritus to reveal a sign hiding in the dust. In neat red letters undimmed with age she whispers what is written, "Restricted Area, Fort Knox."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (M5cQi)

181 Cool grain silo.

The light on it is a bit of overkill, but I guess this farm was pretty successful and you have to spend the money somehow.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (GiRFl)

182 Was anyone blown ashore???

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (mJ8mX)

183 Batten down yer snatches there's a storm A Brewing or I'm hammered on the rocks...either way I am satisfied.What is the significance of a lighthouse on a beauty day?Way to relieve N Y housing crisis? OR a DeBlasio dream.

Posted by: saf at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM (cS/ge)

184 dated everything day-month-year, and not month-day-year

At the job I work in this is a real problem on recorded documents. Example, 05/04/17, is that May 4th or April 5th?
More and more we will have them just spell out the month and not use abbreviations at all, since penmanship is not the younger generations strong suit.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (UmSfZ)

185 ... there's a site, alfredhitchcockgeek.com, that goes into some detail on the affinities that hitchcock, the screenwriter and actors found in hopper's work for the film.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (WTSFk)

186 Good heavens. Where is your student from this year, Jane?

Posted by: moki at August 10, 2017 10:15 AM (V+V4


Zimbabwe. Sweet, Christian boy. Has never traveled outside his country. EVER. So, I'm literally helping him with everything. Trying to get his phone service set up, as well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (PY9jH)

187 I see Scaramucci has finally played his victim card which had the assholishness of slandering Linda Tripp at the same time.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (A6Xv7)

188 Mueller is going to accidentally uncover something that Obama, Hillary, and others don't want uncovered.

Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:18 AM (cfHE9)

189 188 Mueller is going to accidentally uncover something that Obama, Hillary, and others don't want uncovered.
Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:18 AM (cfHE9)

--------

If he does, it's guaranteed that he'll cover it right back up again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:19 AM (PXj2C)

190
Mueller is going to accidentally uncover something that Obama, Hillary, and others don't want uncovered.

Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:18 AM (cfHE9)


You don't think he already has?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:19 AM (PY9jH)

191 Mueller is going to accidentally uncover something that Obama, Hillary, and others don't want uncovered.
Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:18 AM (cfHE9)


This whole thing is a giant squirrel hunt to ignore what illegal and treasonous things TFG and that murderous bitch did

Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2017 10:20 AM (mkDpn)

192 That lighthouse is insufficiently diverse and anti-woman. Probably designed by a male Google engineer.

It should be painted pink and have a proud tassel string dangling from it's absorbent cotton-white exterior.



Dr. Leticia Q. PhD. LinkedIn GOLD Superstar - CEO - Harpy.com, Thought Whisperer, Genital Evangelist, Inclusion Leader, Diversity Architect, Breastafarian, Proud Pants Wetter, Motivational Squeaker , Author of "My Pussy Is My Resume"

Posted by: Leticia Quavers, PhD - CEO - Harpy.com, Executive Whisperer, Change Evangelist, Thought Leader, Inc at August 10, 2017 10:20 AM (2wRtc)

193
This whole thing is a giant squirrel hunt to ignore what illegal and treasonous things TFG and that murderous bitch did


Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2017 10:20 AM (mkDpn)


THIS

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:20 AM (PY9jH)

194 I will say one thing about Drudge has improved.

He has corrected his site's "coding error".

Posted by: Ambiguously Gay Richard Simmons at August 10, 2017 10:20 AM (ZRQ34)

195
Zimbabwe. Sweet, Christian boy. Has never traveled outside his country. EVER. So, I'm literally helping him with everything. Trying to get his phone service set up, as well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (PY9jH)

Wow. I'll bet he's overwhelmed, especially after living under Robert Mugabe. This year will probably be pivotal for that young man, and I am so very happy that he got you and your family to help shape it.

Posted by: moki at August 10, 2017 10:21 AM (V+V48)

196 Remember, Mueller and Comey are BFFs. Comey wrenched his neck looking the other way when evidence of Hillary's criminality was right in front of him. Mueller will do the same.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:21 AM (PXj2C)

197 ""That lighthouse is insufficiently diverse and anti-woman. Probably designed by a male Google engineer.



Would you like us to dig some big sloppy hole near it?

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2017 10:21 AM (aMlLZ)

198 "I see Scaramouch has finally played his victim card which had the assholishness of slandering Linda Tripp at the same time."

Linda Tripp had been fully slandered before him and couldn't be slandered more.

This will force the groups that slandered Tripp to try to defend on a field of mud. Scaramouch is good at mud slinging.

Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:22 AM (cfHE9)

199 163 Wolfus, they mean:


"EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! You must be destroyed for being whiter/richer/braver/happier than what I think I should be given!!!! Do that for me now or I will threaten you even more!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Posted by: Kindltot at August 10, 2017

*
*
True enough. I just wondered, how would a *sane* person interpret "check" in a sentence like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:22 AM (PoXBp)

200 p.s. i'm not a big hopper fan. he gave his estate to the whitney museum which has mounted comprehensive retrospectives and even after seeing one i'm still not won over. the drawing seems clumsy, the color rudimentary, the subjects prosaic. but the themes people praise, loneliness etc, just doesn't speak to me. and i'm a fan of new england restraint and stoicism. hopper's poetry, such as it is, just doesn't hit me very hard.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:22 AM (WTSFk)

201 Zimbabwe. Sweet, Christian boy. Has never traveled outside his country. EVER. So, I'm literally helping him with everything. Trying to get his phone service set up, as well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:17 AM (PY9jH)

Zimbabwe was the center of an ancient trading empire, the ruins of which are still visible. Look up "The Great Zimbabwe".

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:23 AM (nwqNw)

202 128 The Lighthouse's favorite movie?

( too obvious to even post)


******


?????????
Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:03 AM (wPiJc)

Vertigo?

Posted by: joncelli, Ray of Freakin' Sunshine at August 10, 2017 10:23 AM (RD7QR)

203
Wow. I'll bet he's overwhelmed, especially after
living under Robert Mugabe. This year will probably be pivotal for that
young man, and I am so very happy that he got you and your family to
help shape it.

Posted by: moki at August 10, 2017 10:21 AM (V+V4


He is. He's extremely bright, polite, and well-spoke. Even speaks perfect English (for Jim Acosta's information). He comes from what I presume is a middle class family, said his mother couldn't bear to say goodbye to him. He's never been away from his family before, so I'm being kind of a momma bear to him. He's already asked if he can go to church with us.

Last night I made dinner for my family, him, and our other student from three years ago who is continuing his education here. My son and the other student asked him what the currency of Zimbabwe is, and were shocked when he told them they have none. The government is just printing money. Obama would be right at home there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:24 AM (PY9jH)

204
The Unethical Lightkeeper - a limerick

At a lighthouse on the west coast of Stetson
If ships hit the rocks...he just lets 'em.
And after the crash
He earns some spare cash
By salvaging the flotsam and jetsam!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:24 AM (wPiJc)

205 Slow news day. All the prominent opinion makers and shapers are on vacation and the junior interns can't carry the load.

Posted by: Tinker Halfworth at August 10, 2017 10:25 AM (m9X4Y)

206 i'm not a big hopper fan. he gave his estate to the whitney museum which has mounted comprehensive retrospectives and even after seeing one i'm still not won over. the drawing seems clumsy, the color rudimentary, the subjects prosaic. but the themes people praise, loneliness etc, just doesn't speak to me. and i'm a fan of new england restraint and stoicism. hopper's poetry, such as it is, just doesn't hit me very hard.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:22 AM (WTSFk)


yeah its early, I didn't understand a damn thing in that paragraph. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at August 10, 2017 10:25 AM (aMlLZ)

207 ... that said, hopper is held in the highest regard in american art.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:25 AM (WTSFk)

208 I saw The Great Zimbabwe open for The Dead Kennedys at the Ice House in '86.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:25 AM (PXj2C)

209 votermom:

Easiest (but most unpleasant) way to get puppy to stop digging is to dump some puppy poo into the hole before you fill it back in. They tend to go back to the same holes because the disturbed soil is softer/easier. Usually only takes two or three "surprises" for them to stop.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 10, 2017 10:26 AM (HiDrR)

210 Boston Globe headline: Global Warming will hit New England Hard.....Everyone in New England is going to die....(I added that last part, Democrat party will be hit hard)

Posted by: Colin at August 10, 2017 10:26 AM (hCkAW)

211 Vertigo?

Posted by: joncelli, Ray of Freakin' Sunshine at August 10, 2017 10:23 AM (RD7QR)

"39 Steps?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2017 10:26 AM (wYseH)

212 True enough. I just wondered, how would a *sane* person interpret "check" in a sentence like that.


*****


I sometimes read it as the "apply the reins" sense of 'check'. Not sure if that's how it's meant.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:27 AM (wPiJc)

213 188 Mueller is going to accidentally uncover something that Obama, Hillary, and others don't want uncovered.
Posted by: Mudd at August 10, 2017 10:18 AM (cfHE9)


-------

My conspiracy theory is that they were so sure Hillary would win that they were careless about hiding things. What better way to send a clean up crew to make sure things were hidden better than send a person to allegedly investigate Trump. Mueller has free reign to look everywhere.

Posted by: Chilling the most at August 10, 2017 10:27 AM (9Ej78)

214 "Dude, Where's My Fresnel Lens"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 10:28 AM (PXj2C)

215 One would think The Great Zimbabwe would be the opening act for Zatanna

And yes I know of the mystery ruins in that country, but with no written records it is an enigma that many people project their own ideas on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:28 AM (M5cQi)

216 200 p.s. i'm not a big hopper fan. he gave his estate to the whitney museum which has mounted comprehensive retrospectives and even after seeing one i'm still not won over. the drawing seems clumsy, the color rudimentary, the subjects prosaic. but the themes people praise, loneliness etc, just doesn't speak to me. and i'm a fan of new england restraint and stoicism. hopper's poetry, such as it is, just doesn't hit me very hard.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:22 AM (WTSFk)

Hopper was painting during the Interwar Period and scholars think he's depicting the sadness of WWI and the Depression. That was also a period of stripped-down art in Europe--geometric shape and basic color--which Hopper may be adapting into his style. A good number of Americans tried this mixed style, such as Charles Demuth. tinyurl.com/ork2p4b

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:30 AM (nwqNw)

217 Vertigo?

Posted by: joncelli, Ray of Freakin' Sunshine at August 10, 2017 10:23 AM (RD7QR)

"39 Steps?"


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 10, 2017 10:26 AM (wYseH)


The Shining?

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 10:31 AM (UmSfZ)

218 The Shining is all about a guy loosing his marbles in winter while trapped in a Colorado hotel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:32 AM (M5cQi)

219 The Unethical Lightkeeper - a limerick

At a lighthouse on the west coast of Stetson
If ships hit the rocks...he just lets 'em.
And after the crash
He earns some spare cash
By salvaging the flotsam and jetsam!
Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:24 AM
--------------------
Would that be George Jetsam?

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at August 10, 2017 10:32 AM (Yi9Gb)

220 Jaromir Jagr has Czech privilege AND check privilege.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 10:32 AM (hcyUh)

221 Yes Hopper's House by the Railroad is the psycho house.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:33 AM (A6Xv7)

222 Zimbabwe was the center of an ancient trading empire, the ruins of which are still visible. Look up "The Great Zimbabwe".

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:23 AM (nwqNw)

And some may even speak English....Jim Acosta will say BS, only Australians speak a sort of English. Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government plans to build a $1 billion
university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the higher
education minister said....What's the Zim worth a the moment...1 Zimbabwe Dollar = 0.003102 US Dollar as of today 8/10/2017

Posted by: Colin at August 10, 2017 10:34 AM (hCkAW)

223 216: demuth and sheeler. i'm a big fan of sheeler. you couldn't find a drier new englander.

but hopper was never a pecisionist or associated with them. he was really outside of any movement.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:34 AM (WTSFk)

224 That lighthouse that you didn't build will be under water soon because Trumpf has reneged on President Obama's commitment to the Paris Honda Accords. Trumpf should be thrown off that cliff while it's still dry.

Posted by: T. Maenad Widdershins From Boston at August 10, 2017 10:35 AM (mcI77)

225 Check out Hopper's Office at Night. The secretary has the Kim Kardashian junk in the trunk going on.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:36 AM (A6Xv7)

226 By salvaging the flotsam and jetsam!

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because you do not need to know

Flotsam: the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.

Jetsam: unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel.

So in this case there might not be any Jetsam

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 10, 2017 10:38 AM (PNcou)

227
Last night I made dinner for my family, him, and our other student from three years ago who is continuing his education here. My son and the other student asked him what the currency of Zimbabwe is, and were shocked when he told them they have none. The government is just printing money. Obama would be right at home there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 10, 2017 10:24 AM (PY9jH)


Good Lord. That country was beautiful and productive before Mugabe got his wretched hands on the tiller. Perhaps that was what JET was hoping would happen here.

Posted by: moki at August 10, 2017 10:39 AM (V+V48)

228 Check out Hopper's Office at Night.


That's a couple of creepy looking people there, no wonder they work at night.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 10:40 AM (UmSfZ)

229 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:34 AM (WTSFk)

Agreed.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:40 AM (nwqNw)

230 ... outside of any movement...

in a sense, that's a characteristic of american modernists. after their forays into the modern, they all would develop their own distinct vocabulary and develop it on their own. hopper, demuth, wheeler, john marin, arthur dove, georgia okeefe, etc., each became a school of one, not associated with any other.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:40 AM (WTSFk)

231 Is Debbi Washes Her Schlitz jetsam or flotsam?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:41 AM (M5cQi)

232 sheeler not wheeler. damn splchk.

you can add mars den hartley to that list.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:42 AM (WTSFk)

233 212 True enough. I just wondered, how would a *sane* person interpret "check" in a sentence like that.

*****

I sometimes read it as the "apply the reins" sense of 'check'. Not sure if that's how it's meant.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017

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Good point; I hadn't thought of that meaning of "check."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:42 AM (PoXBp)

234 Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 10:40 AM (UmSfZ)

Yeah Hopper phoned it in when he painted their faces.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:42 AM (A6Xv7)

235 More than 700 children, some as young as five, have been temporarily excluded or expelled from English schools for 'sexual misconduct' including sexual assault, "lewd" behaviour, and watching pornography.
-BB

Yeah, I think G-d will have a good time with Europe during the End Times.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 10:43 AM (mcI77)

236 >>My conspiracy theory is that they were so sure Hillary would win that they were careless about hiding things. What better way to send a clean up crew to make sure things were hidden better than send a person to allegedly investigate Trump. Mueller has free reign to look everywhere.

I think that's probably accurate. This is all a big misdirection to take the focus off of Clinton's misdoings and project them onto Trump. The old saying that Dems are guilty of everything the accuse Republicans of doing is and old saying because it's true.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

237 So in this case there might not be any Jetsam

Posted by: buzzsaw90


*******


As I was constructing that I wondered if somebody might point out the difference, but I went with 'jetsam' because it made a better rhyme.


Oh, how I suffer for my art.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:44 AM (wPiJc)

238 Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:43 AM (/tuJf)


More failed projection than Kim Little Dong's ICBMs.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:44 AM (A6Xv7)

239 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.
History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War, she wrote in a New York Times op-ed, criticizing the presidents fire and fury rhetoric in response to the escalating tensions between the two countries.

Breitbart

Good G-D the stupidity hurts. And History does NOT show that.

I bet she would have urged Churchill to accept the Nazi invasion of Poland and France.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2017 10:46 AM (5y11N)

240 ... i guess the word for it is individualism. it's a characteristic of 20th cent american artists to develop their own distinct style, even the abstract expressionists. and much more, i think, than european artists. but i suppose that's moot.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:47 AM (WTSFk)

241 218 The Shining is all about a guy loosing his marbles in winter while trapped in a Colorado hotel.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:32 AM (M5cQi)

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The Shining is about an alcoholic who needs a drink really really bad. Losing one's marbles doesn't even begin to describe that condition.

Posted by: Soona at August 10, 2017 10:47 AM (Fmupd)

242 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:40 AM (WTSFk)

That also became true of the late Modernist movements in general, even in Europe. As individual artists experiments, their vocabulary became individualized too. Movements became less about similar style as about similar themes, the Regionalists or the New Objectivity. Some artists were even so different that they became grouped together base solely on era, such as the Post-Impressionists. Contemporary art is even harder to categorize. Some scholars say there are no movements now.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:48 AM (nwqNw)

243 Hamas considering relinquishing civilian administration control in Gaza and implementing military rule alone

Because- Moderation of course

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2017 10:48 AM (5y11N)

244 thanks IrishEi. That's gross but I might do it.

Speaking of gross, I'm cutting up the duck I got the other day and it's making squishy sucking noises on the cutting board as I bend the legs off.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 10, 2017 10:48 AM (hMwEB)

245 I seem to recall reading about or hearing about shore-based pirates using fake lighthouses to lure ships onto the rocks in order to harvest the remnants of the shipwreck. I may be conflating several different accounts. It may have been along the west coast of Ireland.

No doubt there are many other examples of this. I might look it up but I'm a lazy bastidge.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (wPiJc)

246 The unsecured computer servers used to conduct official state department business - failure to safeguard state secrets - satellite imagery - beyond top secret information - is still completely insane, and congress complete fecklessness with regard to these matters is unreal. But let a Republican order two scoops of ice cream, why it's time for impeachment!

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (NqaQ9)

247 231 Is Debbi Washes Her Schlitz jetsam or flotsam?

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If it were my boat, she'd be jetsam. But as she comes from the wreckage of the DNC/Hilary campaign, i think i'd call it flotsam.

Which would mean she floats...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (PNcou)

248 >>Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

Just a prelude to the calls that Trump must accept Iran as a nuclear power. This was Obama's plan all along.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

249 Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:48 AM (nwqNw)

With everyone trying to create their own style it became less about the art and more about recognition. The art definitely suffered.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (A6Xv7)

250 Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (PNcou)

So she's a witch.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:50 AM (A6Xv7)

251 It seems Fusion GPS has rolled our celebrated super-genius Senator Chuck Grassley. The docs Fusion GPS turned over are shit.
-WZ

Manafort must be pissed.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (mcI77)

252 Which would mean she floats...



*******


Cast your mayonnaise upon the troubled waters...

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (wPiJc)

253 Yes of course. North Korea has shown themselves to be precisely the type of nation we want with nuclear weapons, Susan. You know, with them threatening the U.S. and Guam with nuclear annihilation and all.

Dunce.

Posted by: Marcus T, Ducking HR at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (9KZTy)

254 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

Just a prelude to the calls that Trump must accept Iran as a nuclear power. This was Obama's plan all along.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

It's certainly an insight into what they really think and why we ended up with that shitty Iran crap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (5y11N)

255 Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (A6Xv7)

This is one reason I'm a Traditionalist.

Posted by: Kris at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (nwqNw)

256 but i do appreciate hopper's reduction of forms to the simplest and most basic, ergo the "dumbness".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (WTSFk)

257 ... okay. all done.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (WTSFk)

258 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.


And I want a pony. BFD. Time to do some serious investigatin' on her ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 10:52 AM (U76Nz)

259 Which would mean she floats...
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 10, 2017 10:49 AM (PNcou)
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It always comes back to witchery doesn't it.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 10:52 AM (UmSfZ)

260 A. Cammarotta, strategic analcyst at CNN said if the Norks launch missiles towards Guam, the US should just treat it as a missile test.

Sure. How about I start shooting at you, and if I miss, we'll just call it "range practice."

These people are so fucking stupid it's beyond comprehension. That's the real story here - lack of adult supervision for the last 30 years.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:53 AM (NqaQ9)

261 >>I seem to recall reading about or hearing about shore-based pirates using fake lighthouses to lure ships onto the rocks in order to harvest the remnants of the shipwreck. I may be conflating several different accounts. It may have been along the west coast of Ireland.

I think it was Jules Verne who wrote a book about pirates doing sort of the opposite, capturing a lighthouse and turning the light out so ships would crash on the rocks.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

262 225 Check out Hopper's Office at Night. The secretary has the Kim Kardashian junk in the trunk going on.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017

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She sure does. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 10, 2017 10:54 AM (PoXBp)

263 Susan Rice and Lil Kim Ding Dong both exist in an outdated geopolitical world view.

Before Western efforts at anti-missile defense, getting one's grubby hands on nuclear weapons acted as a shield against any form of serious retaliation. After all look at Pakistan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:55 AM (M5cQi)

264 Really trying to get an answer here.

Dear Gorilla Pundit,

Yesterday I had the unfortunate opportunity to incidentally overhear the explicit details about a "sexcation" two girls in my office took. There was apparently sex with multiple partners in a bathtub, in a pool and on a balcony. I'm also pretty sure there was some type of abuse involving tropical fruit from the genus musa.

I'm sure for you of all species, that latter incident raises the hair on the back of your neck. But anyway, having overheard these titilating peccadilloes, apparently along with some colleagues in my office who complained , HR is now on the hunt for some answers. What's a human to do?

Signed,
Anonymous, err Marcus T

Posted by: Marcus T, Ducking HR at August 10, 2017 10:55 AM (9KZTy)

265 And I want a pony. BFD. Time to do some serious investigatin' on her ass.

zzzzZZZZzzzz. ahrumph....Grandaddy had and ass on the farm way back when. It's names was Satchel and he could pull a plow really well. zzzzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at August 10, 2017 10:55 AM (mcI77)

266 The lighthouse keeper's daughter has decided she likes gulls more than buoys.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:55 AM (wPiJc)

267 252 Which would mean she floats...


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Yes. We all float down here.

Posted by: Creepy Clown at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (Fmupd)

268 With Debbi its more about the Ditchery than the Witchery.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (M5cQi)

269 Cast your mayonnaise upon the troubled waters...

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:51 AM (wPiJc)
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Have to. Don't gripe.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1cjG_inwPI

Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (lwiT4)

270 >It's certainly an insight into what they really think and why we ended up with that shitty Iran crap

I don't think it was a coincidence that the same idiot, Wendy Sherman, was involved in both the failed North Korea "negotiations" under Clinton and the Iran negotiations under Obama. Both followed the same trajectory, give them the a boat load of cash and pretend they have agreed not to develop nukes and then get out of town and let someone else deal with the consequences.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

271 Which would mean she floats...

Everybody floats down here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (AM1GF)

272 The calls for eliminating the nuclear threat from North Korea should have these same people reflect on their reversal on their previous support for the Iraq invasion. But it won't.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 10:59 AM (A6Xv7)

273 But anyway, having overheard these titilating peccadilloes, apparently along with some colleagues in my office who complained , HR is now on the hunt for some answers. What's a human to do?



Pull a Sgt. Schultz. If HR already knows, you have already lost any financial rewards there might have been.

Deny knowledge about anything.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:00 AM (U76Nz)

274 I don't think it was a coincidence that the same idiot, Wendy Sherman, was involved in both the failed North Korea "negotiations" under Clinton and the Iran negotiations under Obama. Both followed the same trajectory, give them the a boat load of cash and pretend they have agreed not to develop nukes and then get out of town and let someone else deal with the consequences.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

Nope no Coincidinky at all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 10, 2017 11:00 AM (5y11N)

275 The calls for eliminating the nuclear threat from North Korea should have these same people reflect on their reversal on their previous support for the Iraq invasion. But it won't.

Posted by: Jack Sock


These idiots still think of everything in terms of domestic politics. Things are political problems with only abstract effects outside that arena, no matter how many people get harmed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 10, 2017 11:00 AM (AM1GF)

276 Did they post it all to YouTube, SnapChat, or Instagram?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 11:00 AM (M5cQi)

277 Oh, how I suffer for my art.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 10:44 AM (wPiJc)

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i gave you the benefit of the doubt. There could be jetsam as they tried to save the boat after hitting the rocks.

It was just one of those phrases that we use without actually knowing what it means. So i had to look it up and share.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at August 10, 2017 11:01 AM (PNcou)

278 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.



She also wants him to resign, or be impeached. It's nice to want.

Posted by: Roy at August 10, 2017 11:01 AM (7n4KQ)

279 Tell HR "I don't listen in on other peoples private conversations.""

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:01 AM (rmVvL)

280 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

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Not suprising. They accepted Iran as one.

*spit*

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:02 AM (8XRCm)

281 Susan Rice sounds like she still expects a unicorn to be found amidst all the bleatings of Gaylord. Which she has to or her entire professional existence is a sick joke.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 11:02 AM (M5cQi)

282 258 Former President Barack Obamas National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

Why is she still walking around and not in jail?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 10, 2017 11:03 AM (O2RFr)

283 I did read a Seabury Quinn story where the pirates would lure ships onto the rocks by launching emergency rockets(like it was a ship in distress)

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:03 AM (rmVvL)

284 What's a human to do?

Signed,
Anonymous, err Marcus T


*****


Whatever you do, don't tweet out a picture of your plantain.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 10, 2017 11:04 AM (wPiJc)

285 Gets up.
Yawns.
Looks around.
Scratches belly.

Morning all.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2017 11:05 AM (0tfLf)

286 Tell HR "I don't listen in on other peoples private conversations.""
Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:01 AM (rmVvL)
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"I heard them talking but I had my own work to do at the time and didn't want to eavesdrop"

Give you plausible deniability. They have to know that you heard them, but didn't hear a thing.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:05 AM (UmSfZ)

287 260
A. Cammarotta, strategic analcyst at CNN said if the Norks launch
missiles towards Guam, the US should just treat it as a missile test.



Sure. How about I start shooting at you, and if I miss, we'll just call it "range practice."



These people are so fucking stupid it's beyond comprehension. That's
the real story here - lack of adult supervision for the last 30 years.

Posted by: Common Tater at August 10, 2017 10:53 AM (NqaQ9)

I suggest she go to Guam to cover it.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:06 AM (Enq6K)

288 Hate to hafta change the light bulb on that bad boy.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (QMwOT)

289 It's Guam. Damn place is on the verge of capsizing anyway.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (UmSfZ)

290 What's a human to do?

Signed,
Anonymous, err Marcus T

Is there some kind of problem with telling the truth here?

Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (Jcg9Q)

291 I voted for Clash of Civilization

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/voted-best-cartoon-that-was-then/

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (rmVvL)

292 I suggest she go to Guam to cover it.
Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:06 AM (Enq6K)


My nomination for threadwinner.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM (KUaJL)

293 Mattis threatens knife-hand "the likes of which the world has never seen".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM (rnAwa)

294 So this lighthouse (Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse - not to be confused with the Portland Headlight at Fort Williams, also in Cape Elizabeth) is now privately owned by my neighbor (albeit still operated by the government for navigation aid), and is about 200 yards away from where I type this. There's currently a huge debate going on in the town of Cape Elizabeth regarding a snivelling do-gooder's plan to put a greenbelt trail right up the asshole of this guy's private property. We're already invaded daily by tourists wanting to gawk at the lighthouses - including the one across the street from me.

Ed Hopper's picture is gorgeous, and the Two Lights neighborhood is gorgeous.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM (a9n6M)

295 Is there some kind of problem with telling the truth here?
Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (Jcg9Q)
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Snitches get stitches.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM (UmSfZ)

296 A circumcized heart-A devotional from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

http://tinyurl.com/y7gzwu6z

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM (iVOAv)

297 I suggest she go to Guam to cover it.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:06 AM (Enq6K)


Along with Jim Cantore and Jerry Rivers?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (M5cQi)

298 Is there some kind of problem with telling the truth here?
Posted by: Country Boy



Two chicks will probably get fired just for talking about a rowdy vacation.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (U76Nz)

299 So this lighthouse (Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse - not to be confused with
the Portland Headlight at Fort Williams, also in Cape Elizabeth) is now
privately owned by my neighbor (albeit still operated by the government
for navigation aid), and is about 200 yards away from where I type this.
=======================


Wow - how cool is that!

Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (lwiT4)

300 I think that's probably accurate. This is all a big misdirection to take the focus off of Clinton's misdoings and project them onto Trump. The old saying that Dems are guilty of everything the accuse Republicans of doing is and old saying because it's true.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 10, 2017 10:43 AM (/tuJf)

My Christian faith is not as strong as some here, but I still retain a childish belief that "good" will win out in the end and that for all the "scrubbing" Mueller and his team does to hide the crimes of Hillary and Obama, they are going to screw up and some of that stuff will get out--at probably a most inconvenient time for all concerned.
Maybe I'm naive, but if 2016 proved anything, it's that Hillary ain't infallible and Trump finds away to win....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (7uYFy)

301 I have at times overheard similar things.I have a really good poker face....

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:10 AM (rmVvL)

302 HR is now on the hunt for some answers.

What are they on the hunt for?

What's a human to do?

What are you options?

Can't you just say "Yes; I heard it. So did others"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 11:10 AM (iVOAv)

303 Two chicks will probably get fired just for talking about a rowdy vacation.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (U76Nz)

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Why??? It none of HRs fucking business what anybody does on vacation.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

304 295 Is there some kind of problem with telling the truth here?
Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 11:07 AM (Jcg9Q)
_____


Snitches get stitches.


Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:08 AM



I'd at least try to get a date out of it.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2017 11:11 AM (0tfLf)

305 Male prostitute, 26, dies of meth overdose at Hollywood home of high-profile Democrat donor
https://tinyurl.com/yclchjb3

Not reported in US media anywhere.

Posted by: D-FENS at August 10, 2017 11:12 AM (q1ack)

306
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/voted-best-cartoon-that-was-then/
=====

I was torn between the Hillary torture chamber and the mullah with the atomic bomb claiming it's a clock.

Branco is so consistently good that it is hard sometimes to choose.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 10, 2017 11:12 AM (MIKMs)

307 We need to end this North Korean shit.
Leave it a pile of smoldering coals and let the ChiComms deal with the cleanup.

Besides, the NK has threatened Guam, which according to Obozo is one of the 57 states.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 10, 2017 11:13 AM (QMwOT)

308 I'm sure for you of all species, that latter
incident raises the hair on the back of your neck. But anyway, having
overheard these titilating peccadilloes, apparently along with some
colleagues in my office who complained , HR is now on the hunt for some
answers. What's a human to do?



Signed,

Anonymous, err Marcus T

Posted by: Marcus T, Ducking HR at August 10, 2017 10:55 AM (9KZTy)

What do you mean 'on the hunt for some answers'? From whom...about what?
If several people heard the SAME conversation...I'm not sure what they're hunting for.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:13 AM (Enq6K)

309 Why??? It none of HRs fucking business what anybody does on vacation.
Posted by: fixerupper


Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub, on the balcony, playing hide the banana where a bunch of cow orkers hear it.....

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:13 AM (U76Nz)

310 I envy New Englanders their lobster rolls.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 11:14 AM (eO2Z0)

311 Two chicks will probably get fired just for talking about a rowdy vacation.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (U76Nz)


My rule at work is if I don't have business to talk about, I have no business talking.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 10, 2017 11:14 AM (BWL+E)

312 Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub, on the balcony, playing hide the banana where a bunch of cow orkers hear it.....

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....and ???

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:15 AM (8XRCm)

313 I'd at least try to get a date out of it.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2017 11:11 AM (0tfLf)
____


Chances are better for him if he does the gentlemanly thing and S'sTFU about anything he might have overheard.

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:15 AM (UmSfZ)

314 So Susan Rice now says "we can tolerate nuclear arms in North Korea." She never said that when she was National Security Advisor. I wonder what changed her mind.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (398bZ)

315 Wow - how cool is that!
Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:09 AM (lwiT4)

Very cool. But there's the tourist invaders. About a month ago my wife was working in the garden when someone parked on our front lawn, on our private road, to take pictures of the West Tower at Two Lights. It was a Masshole (MA plates) and when my wife told them to get off our property the guy gunned the engine at her while she was in the path of the vehicle.

If I was around when this happened I'd likely be typing this from a jail cell.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (a9n6M)

316 Was anyone blown ashore???


Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 10:16 AM


No, but they had a great time anchored in the harbor.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (p+Wdc)

317 Has anyone asked the most important question of what do these chicks look like?

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (A6Xv7)

318 In case anyone missed it.. my shop now has a clearance section. So any ettes waiting for Ace to show up go do a little shopping while you are waiting! Click on my nic to get to my shop.

And thanks for all the past support

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at August 10, 2017 11:17 AM (zRZaJ)

319 309 Why??? It none of HRs fucking business what anybody does on vacation.
Posted by: fixerupper

Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub, on the balcony, playing hide the banana where a bunch of cow orkers hear it.....

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:13 AM


Yes...falls into the category of inappropriate conversation in the workplace.
That, and the HR director wants to meet them after work at O'Malley's.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 10, 2017 11:17 AM (0tfLf)

320 Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub, on the balcony, playing hide the banana where a bunch of cow orkers hear it.....

-----

....and ???
Posted by: fixerupper



Check with Marcus. He heard the whole conversation.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:17 AM (U76Nz)

321 Why??? It none of HRs fucking business what anybody does on vacation.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

It is their business when they're talking about it in graphic detail while on the clock and loudly enough that multiple other employees hear it.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 10, 2017 11:18 AM (0mRoj)

322 Yes...falls into the category of inappropriate conversation in the workplace.

That, and the HR director wants to meet them after work at O'Malley's.


*snort.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:18 AM (U76Nz)

323 o Susan Rice now says "we can tolerate nuclear arms in North Korea." She never said that when she was National Security Advisor. I wonder what changed her mind.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (398bZ)

She never said that PUBLICLY.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 10, 2017 11:18 AM (7uYFy)

324 If I was around when this happened I'd likely be typing this from a jail cell.





Posted by: Defenestratus at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (a9n6M)
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Yeah, I wouldn't want creepy nasty tourists on my lawn either. You need to hire Vic. He's good at telling people to get off it.

Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:18 AM (lwiT4)

325 312
Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub, on the
balcony, playing hide the banana where a bunch of cow orkers hear
it.....



-----



....and ???

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:15 AM (8XRCm)

If it was two GUYS having this conversation about some women they banged while on vacation and many people (women) in the office heard it....the guys would be gone already.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:18 AM (Enq6K)

326 >>>playing hide the banana

Could they hide it anywhere or were they limited to a specific radius?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 10, 2017 11:19 AM (dueIV)

327
Yeah, I wouldn't want creepy nasty tourists on my lawn either. You need to hire Vic. He's good at telling people to get off it.

Posted by: grammie winger
___________________

Yeah, I've heard it before....


Posted by: Vics' Neighbor at August 10, 2017 11:19 AM (j/Mlu)

328 If two porn stars are talking on the set about their wonderful day they had in Church that Sunday will HR get involved?

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 11:20 AM (A6Xv7)

329
What do you mean 'on the hunt for some answers'? From whom...about what?
If several people heard the SAME conversation...I'm not sure what they're hunting for.
Posted by: Tami


Never volunteer.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 10, 2017 11:20 AM (IqV8l)

330 I heard Leese (sp?) Wheel interviewed on FM Talker the other day. Besides being O'Reilly's side kick, she was apparently Big Prosecutor somewhere. I don't know much about her besides that. But she said Mueller was a Standupguyabovereproachdotherightthing kind of guy. She didn't change my mind, just thought it was interesting.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 10, 2017 11:20 AM (ty7RM)

331 Why??? It none of HRs fucking business what anybody does on vacation.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

It is if they talk about it loudly and clearly in a work environment.

If it were two dudes going on in lurid detail about all the mish they ruined on their vacation, you better bet both cheeks of your ass that they'd be fired summarily and their pensions seized. Might even have criminal charges brought against them.

Screw this double standard bullshit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:21 AM (hcyUh)

332 True Tami,which is why guys are somewhat more circumspect about such things.

Posted by: steevy at August 10, 2017 11:21 AM (rmVvL)

333 Kitty still sleeps with the same friend:

http://tinyurl.com/y7cxujut

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 11:22 AM (iVOAv)

334 Well, when they are talking about banging two guys in the tub,

Someone help me understand what's appealing about hot tub sex. Or sex in the swimming pool for that matter. Playing slap-n-tickle in bio soup is bad policy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (ty7RM)

335 True Tami,which is why guys are somewhat more circumspect about such things.



Yeah. We only talk about shit like that in a bass boat in the middle of a deserted lake.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (U76Nz)

336 Give the girls an official warning. Have them sign it. Proceed with business.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (A6Xv7)

337 GP is up..

Posted by: IP at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (UmSfZ)

338 If people were bothered by a conversation, couldn't they just go to the parties involved and tell them to shut it? Why tattle?

Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (lwiT4)

339 If two guys talked about vacation balcony mish while they were on the company clock and chicks overheard, they'd be accused of sexual assault and fired

Posted by: NCKate at August 10, 2017 11:24 AM (s4tzN)

340 o Susan Rice now says "we can tolerate nuclear arms in North Korea." She never said that when she was National Security Advisor. I wonder what changed her mind.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 10, 2017 11:16 AM (398bZ)

For all we know Rice and Obama and Kerry could have told North Korea we could and would tolerate them having Nuclear weapons....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 10, 2017 11:24 AM (7uYFy)

341 it all depends on whether Marcus T workplace has an employee code of conduct that they all signed off on.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 11:26 AM (eO2Z0)

342 White phallic privilege if I ever saw it

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at August 10, 2017 11:27 AM (kusha)

343 341
it all depends on whether Marcus T workplace has an employee code of conduct that they all signed off on.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 11:26 AM (eO2Z0)

I believe it's a Wall Street company....so odds are, yes they do.

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:27 AM (Enq6K)

344 338 If people were bothered by a conversation, couldn't they just go to the parties involved and tell them to shut it? Why tattle?
Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (lwiT4)

I can appreciate that the people here are sane, rational people who come up with the appropriate, fair, adult response to an awkward situation.

But that's not the world we live in.

Until two men are afforded the same leniency and second-chances that you want these women to have, I say fire their asses, light the torches and begin the pogroms. Their rules. Make them live by them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:28 AM (hcyUh)

345 Yup, Wall Street

Posted by: NCKate at August 10, 2017 11:29 AM (s4tzN)

346 Thomas Kinkade would have made that look homier. I mean it *is* a lighthouse...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at August 10, 2017 11:29 AM (OdK9v)

347
OK.... this is how this is going to play out.

HR will somehow come down on the girls.

The girls will claim they should be allowed to talk about their vacation. Other people talk about their nights out, they dating life, why.... even Bubba over there talks about the deer and turkeys he kills. If you allow Bubba to talk about killing, why cant we have a conversation about recreational sex.

HR will fold and will ban ANY conversation about ANY activities outside of work.

"CONVERSATION DOCUMENTATION LOGS" will be posted at each cubicle for each employee to document the convesations they have. To be completed weekly and returned to HR.

Training curriculums will be updated to include NO TALKING.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:31 AM (8XRCm)

348 Training curriculums will be updated to include NO TALKING.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:31 AM (8XRCm)

heh.

"Are there any questions? HA! TRICK QUESTION! NO TALKING!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:32 AM (hcyUh)

349 338 If people were bothered by a conversation, couldn't they just go to the parties involved and tell them to shut it? Why tattle?
Posted by: grammie winger - experimental dunce at August 10, 2017 11:23 AM (lwiT4)

-----------

This is what I don't understand. If it was bothering people so much, why didn't anyone tell them to either stop the conversation or take it elsewhere? Problem solved without bringing in an authority.

Are people really this helpless now?

Posted by: Creepy Clown at August 10, 2017 11:32 AM (Fmupd)

350 Off creepy sock

Posted by: Soona at August 10, 2017 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

351 Let's just imagine if a MAN walked in and asked these ladies to either keep it down or cease the conversation......


G'head, I'll wait....

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:33 AM (Enq6K)

352 G'head, I'll wait....
Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 11:33 AM (Enq6K)

yup.

They'd be heroes, and he'd be fired, or at least forced to undergo some punitive "training".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:34 AM (hcyUh)

353 ... But i'd laugh to see a male co-worker just sidle up, sit down, rest his chin in his hands, grin, and say: "Go on..."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:36 AM (hcyUh)

354 forgive my flights into the realms of the hypothetical, but workplace-PC stories like this just rattle my cage.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:36 AM (hcyUh)

355
For the record.... I despise HR departments and HR personnel.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

356 343 - hmm. That world is all about compliance so I don't know what the frisky ladies were thinking? Maybe they were temps.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 11:38 AM (eO2Z0)

357 355
For the record.... I despise HR departments and HR personnel.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 10, 2017 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

Has anyone ever worked for a company with a good HR department? That actually did a good job hiring and training personnel, and maintained a healthy, sane atmosphere between workers? Is that a thing that happens occasionally, or just rank high-fantasy?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:39 AM (hcyUh)

358 Nood GP, BTW, if nobody called it yet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 10, 2017 11:40 AM (hcyUh)

359 Hey, I like Hoppers and at least he had a day job.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at August 10, 2017 12:28 PM (hKi6n)

360 I always save some jetsam for the ladies on the shore.............gentlemans' perogative....or come by chance?

Posted by: saf at August 10, 2017 03:32 PM (cS/ge)

361 Interesting composition. 'They say' that balancing two objects in a photo or painting is difficult so you want at least three. But here you have two...so you notice that the sunlit parts become their own objects. Sky, ground, lighthouse, bldng, and sunlit patches. It works!

Posted by: Maggie Gray at August 10, 2017 03:49 PM (kcQIp)

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