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The Art Of Painting or The Allegory Of Painting
Johannes Vermeer

Light and depth and fully formed people whose humanity is signaled by posture...

Yeah, this dude could paint.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 No mutant painting today! Woo hoo!!

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 09:30 AM (hPUAq)

2 He's no Rothko.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:31 AM (lALnC)

3 Who stole the candles?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 09:31 AM (EyPfd)

4 Good Morning Gorgeous!

Posted by: Fanny Brice at September 13, 2017 09:31 AM (lYvEW)

5 No ugly today?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 13, 2017 09:31 AM (mpXpK)

6 Very nice. He's showing off.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (hyuyC)

7 No trees.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (8oSoU)

8 She's no Krauthammer.

Posted by: fluffy at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (U0v/A)

9 The chick kinda looks like Chelsea Clinton though.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (lALnC)

10 Dig those pants....pre-Hammer pants.

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (LWPRt)

11 Yes, those pants make your butt look big.

Posted by: huerfano at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (Dp2K8)

12 She is playing with his Trombone

Posted by: Rick in SK at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

13 And his ghost's leg can be used as a table.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (9TK8E)

14 Is she holding a trombone?

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (LWPRt)

15 She is playing with his Trombone

That's no trombone. She's a sniper.

With a blunderbuss.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (lALnC)

16 Certainly not a Picasso.

And this Mcmaster fellow is starting to piss me off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (SjImc)

17 Oh, praise the Lord!

Today we get beauty!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (W+vEI)

18 BTW, I found Signora to be attractive yesterday, despite some odd proportions.

Posted by: fluffy at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (U0v/A)

19 Gonna repost -

publisher is giving away a Jerry Pournelle-edited anthology today

Free Today Only, get it now

link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (hMwEB)

20 This reminds me of the documentary Tim's Vermeer. Really fascinating. This looks like the same room.

Posted by: Matt S. Erickson at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (xajII)

21 "I'll finish this painting but first,you will blow me."

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (rmVvL)

22 Painter Busts a Move - a limerick

This young lady ought to be thankful
Though her hate for me festers and rankles
She's destined to swoon
O'er my puffy pantaloons
And my socks drooping down at my ankles.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2017 09:34 AM (U+YAP)

23 A fine example of the Holland School of Dutch Baroque. Vermeer was a master of lighting. Some scholars think he used a camera obscura to get such accurate recreations of light. There are very few Vermeers left, one or two are still missing from the Nazi looting.

Vermeer was a Catholic living in Protestant Holland and some scholars think many of his works have secret Catholic messages.

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:35 AM (nwqNw)

24 2 He's no Rothko.

--
radio was doing excerpts from Hildabeast's book yesterday

apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 09:35 AM (hMwEB)

25 WTF is this useless stupidity!Oh yeah,a GOP majority...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275423/

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:36 AM (rmVvL)

26 Very nice.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 09:36 AM (hLRSq)

27 He's no Marla Olmstead.

Posted by: Zod at September 13, 2017 09:36 AM (Bdeb0)

28 CBD, Thanks for this one. Accuracy, detail, brilliant and appropriate colors, proper dimensions! What a pleasure to view. Heaven!!

Not sure Vermeer intended to tell a story with this painting. That doesn't stop me from coming up with a premise.

Posted by: JTB at September 13, 2017 09:37 AM (V+03K)

29 Vermeer is always comforting on the eyes

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:37 AM (QC/4S)

30 24 2 He's no Rothko.

--
radio was doing excerpts from Hildabeast's book yesterday

apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 09:35 AM (hMwEB)

I heard that & thought of the Art Thread.

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:38 AM (7HtZB)

31
Dood's rocking the puffy socks. Pimptastic. But the effect is kind of ruined with the black-painted clogs.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 13, 2017 09:38 AM (veoSD)

32 Nice tapestry.

Posted by: Carole King at September 13, 2017 09:38 AM (bc2Lc)

33 THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU!!!!!!

This is lovely. Just. Lovely.

And Muldoon's limerick is the cherry on the sundae.

You've made my day.

Posted by: moki at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (V+V48)

34 All you guys are assuming gender here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (QQ+il)

35 >>There are very few Vermeers left, one or two are still missing from the Nazi looting.


And the one stolen from the Isabella Steward Gardiner musem.
*grrrrr!*

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Concert_(Vermeer)

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (W+vEI)

36 I am seeing a hint of all of the props he keeps around for his work. Different curtains and pieces of cloth, for example. I bet he had a few trunks and armoires stuffed with bric-a-brac to use in his paintings.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (hLRSq)

37 This painting explained...

http://tinyurl.com/yddjukuz

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (nwqNw)

38 Lovely picture. Thank you.

I would like that chandelier, please.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2017 09:40 AM (UoSKV)

39 I am seeing a hint of all of the props he keeps around for his work. Different curtains and pieces of cloth, for example. I bet he had a few trunks and armoires stuffed with bric-a-brac to use in his paintings.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (hLRSq)

That....and sex toys.

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (LWPRt)

40 Light and depth and fully formed people whose humanity is signaled by posture...

Exactly the thing that the snobs sneer at Rockwell over.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (oVJmc)

41 33 THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU!!!!!!

Posted by: moki at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (V+V4

Ditto!!!!

Posted by: DaveD at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (P5fqQ)

42 >>....apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow




Hillary is *still* peddling "cute" anecdotes about her and Bill's love story?
That dog don't hunt, honey.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (W+vEI)

43 In those days girls was girls and men was men.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:42 AM (rmVvL)

44 38 Lovely picture. Thank you.

I would like that chandelier, please.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2017 09:40 AM (UoSKV)

That is a nice piece, isn't it? I rather covet that map in the background. I would love the curtains too, but my cat would think they were a special new toy, and would rip them to shreds.

Posted by: moki at September 13, 2017 09:42 AM (V+V48)

45 I like this one!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, turkey ain't all that's stuffed at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (P83tS)

46 37 ... Kris, Thanks for the link with explanation.

Posted by: JTB at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (V+03K)

47 The detail in the tapestry and the floor just blows my mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (cJiNU)

48 I wonder how ugly he is that he's keeping his back to us. Must be hideous.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (Va5xp)

49 14 Is she holding a trombone?
Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:33 AM (LWPRt)

I got a flyer from the orchestra yesterday promoting an upcoming concert with trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth - she sounds like a bad Marvel character, but wow! So many "blowing" jokes came to mind.

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (7HtZB)

50 Hillary is *still* peddling "cute" anecdotes about her and Bill's love story?
That dog don't hunt, honey.



Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (W+vEI)


The story isn't meant for deplorables like you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (X6fMO)

51 The Cat5 ugly storm pummeling the art thread has now passed.

Posted by: Weather channel at September 13, 2017 09:44 AM (Osb5s)

52 >>....apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow




Hillary is *still* peddling "cute" anecdotes about her and Bill's love story?
That dog don't hunt, honey.

==========

All we need is a bronze plaque to mark the location of their first date....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 09:44 AM (vg8iE)

53 The Cat5 ugly storm pummeling the art thread has now passed.

==

*spits 3 times over left shoulder*

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:45 AM (QC/4S)

54 51 The Cat5 ugly storm pummeling the art thread has now passed.
Posted by: Weather channel at September 13, 2017 09:44 AM (Osb5s)


We're probably just in the Eye.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:45 AM (Va5xp)

55 Exactly the thing that the snobs sneer at Rockwell over.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 09:41 AM (oVJmc)


I was thinking of the Norman Rockwell self-portrait.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (hLRSq)

56 He could paint, but not art. Post some actual art, CBD. With trees.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (CPk08)

57 So did Rothko kill himself before or after he was responsible for bring Hillary & Bill together?

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (7HtZB)

58
37. This painting explained...

... that's really cool. Thanks.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (vWMNq)

59 Thankfully the exposition of artists who can paint the most hideous subjects has finally ended.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (jxbfJ)

60 56 He could paint, but not art. Post some actual art, CBD. With trees.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (CPk0


Happy Trees?

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:47 AM (Va5xp)

61
We're probably just in the Eye.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:45 AM (Va5xp)

For the love of God and all that is holy, don't egg CBD on!!!!

Posted by: moki at September 13, 2017 09:47 AM (V+V48)

62 I love how she is posed in the morning sunlight. Such a gorgeous painting.

Posted by: joncelli, Ray of Freakin' Sunshine at September 13, 2017 09:48 AM (RD7QR)

63 The article I linked above mentions a book of iconography by Cesare Ripa. This was a reference book used by artists all the time to properly depict allegorical subjects (artistic license was allowed however). When properly depicted, no explanatory text should have been required. The viewer would automatically know what the subject and message were.

For anyone interested, you can find it here:

http://tinyurl.com/y7244clt

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:48 AM (nwqNw)

64 61
We're probably just in the Eye.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:45 AM (Va5xp)

For the love of God and all that is holy, don't egg CBD on!!!!

Posted by: moki at September 13, 2017 09:47 AM (V+V4



I'm usually sleeping until the morning rant so it's no problem for me if he goes ugly.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:48 AM (Va5xp)

65
All we need is a bronze plaque to mark the location of their first date....
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 09:44 AM (vg8iE)


What we need is that blue dress in a glass case at the Smithsonian. Right next to the fat guys car from Chappaquiddick.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:49 AM (CPk08)

66 I got a flyer from the orchestra yesterday promoting an upcoming concert with trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth - she sounds like a bad Marvel character, but wow! So many "blowing" jokes came to mind.

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:43 AM (7HtZB)

"Just put your lips together and blow."

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:49 AM (LWPRt)

67 Boron discovered on Mars, adding to evidence that it once could have hosted life

cue the Martians' song in Waiting For Guffman

Posted by: ex Mayor Murray at September 13, 2017 09:49 AM (Df4Eq)

68 Happy Trees?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:47 AM (Va5xp)


Maybe with a cabin. Cabin's are always nice.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:49 AM (CPk08)

69 I went to a big Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery of Art a long time ago, and this was one of the paintings featured. I fell in love with his work. No reproduction can begin to do it justice.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at September 13, 2017 09:50 AM (ZM2xo)

70 gahh! off slimy sock

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 13, 2017 09:50 AM (Df4Eq)

71 For anyone interested, you can find it here:

http://tinyurl.com/y7244clt
========

Thanks for sharing. Very cool.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 09:50 AM (vg8iE)

72 Dammit! I've been researching the documentary "Tim's Vermeer" by Penn & Teller (yes, the magicians) and then this popped up. I didn't even have to Stupid Fate!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En-KcUTMoZ8

Posted by: Rik at September 13, 2017 09:50 AM (F1vPy)

73
Did the slow scroll down and guessed the artist before seeing the name. I like when that happens.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 13, 2017 09:50 AM (EgwCt)

74 The other day I was driving in an industrial area (relatively - low warehouse style buildings) and saw a sign for Bob Ross, Incorporated. Apparently Zombie Bob Ross is still knocking out paintings.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:51 AM (lALnC)

75 I had a blue dress once. But mine has a stain on it.

Posted by: Monica Lewinsky at September 13, 2017 09:51 AM (jxbfJ)

76 60 56 He could paint, but not art. Post some actual art, CBD. With trees.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:46 AM (CPk0


Happy Trees?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:47 AM (Va5xp)

Alcoholic asshole shut-in trees. Nothing but the best!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:51 AM (cJiNU)

77 I wonder how many dates it took Bubba to get Hillary to blow him....

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (rmVvL)

78 The chick says "I don't like Vermeers, I like solid wood."

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (lALnC)

79 If you want to indulge your "Deep State" fears, take a look at the feature on NetFlix called "Unacknowledged".
It's about the "Deep State" and UFOs.

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (e8kgV)

80 Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:51 AM (lALnC)

Painting kits and materials.

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (LWPRt)

81 67 Boron discovered on Mars, adding to evidence that it once could have hosted life

cue the Martians' song in Waiting For Guffman
Posted by: ex Mayor Murray at September 13, 2017 09:49 AM (Df4Eq)


Great. More undocumented democrat voters.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (jxbfJ)

82 78 The chick says "I don't like Vermeers, I like solid wood."
Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (lALnC)

Are we talking teeth or furniture?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (cJiNU)

83 This young lady ought to be thankful

Though her hate for me festers and rankles

Her aspect won't lack, but
it's really a sackbut
and her embouchure suck-starts a Wankel.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (H5rtT)

84 77 I wonder how many dates it took Bubba to get Hillary to blow him....
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (rmVvL)


I'll let you know when it finally happens.

Posted by: W.J.C at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (Va5xp)

85 apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 09:35 AM (hMwEB)

My stepbrother and his wife, both lifelong hardcore liberals, are big deals in Democratic Party circles and have met Bill and Hillary Clinton on a number of occasions over the years.

According to them, Bill Clinton is freakishly charming. He knows and remembers your face, your name, the names of your spouse and children, what your interests are, where you were and what you talked about the last time you saw him. While he's talking to you, his attention is total. He has a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.

Both my stepbrother and his wife are obviously biased to liking him, but the man has amazing political gifts. Too bad he's Bill Clinton.

Posted by: troyriser at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (Fw5cQ)

86 74 The other day I was driving in an industrial area (relatively - low warehouse style buildings) and saw a sign for Bob Ross, Incorporated. Apparently Zombie Bob Ross is still knocking out paintings.
Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:51 AM (lALnC)


vita brevis ars aeterna.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (CPk08)

87 Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:39 AM (nwqNw)

very interesting, thanks.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (QC/4S)

88 the "Deep State" and UFOs.

are there special sunglasses that help see it?

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (Df4Eq)

89 I wonder how many dates it took Bubba to get Hillary to blow him....

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (rmVvL)

Bet she never has....not that kind of girl.

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (LWPRt)

90 Where's my sonobi?

Posted by: RI Red at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (RQlZR)

91 Both my stepbrother and his wife are obviously biased to liking him, but the man has amazing political gifts.

You know who else had amazing political gifts?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (cJiNU)

92 Did the slow scroll down and guessed the artist before seeing the name.

I did the slow scroll down and guessed that it was a painting before I even got to the end. Of course, I went to school for art. That is to say, I had an art class in the fourth grade.

Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2017 09:55 AM (2z74n)

93 Pedal edema indicating decreased cardiac ejection fraction.

Better call Dr. Sonobi.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 09:55 AM (ATVNj)

94 According to them, Bill Clinton is freakishly charming. He knows and remembers your face, your name, the names of your spouse and children, what your interests are, where you were and what you talked about the last time you saw him. While he's talking to you, his attention is total. He has a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.
=========

Funny, they used to say the same thing about me.

Posted by: Ted Bundy at September 13, 2017 09:55 AM (vg8iE)

95 Where's my sonobi?
Posted by: RI Red at September 13, 2017 09:54 AM (RQlZR)

Did the honorable thing with a sharp knife.

Posted by: DNC at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (suO/a)

96 85 apparently one of her first dates with BJ was to a Rothko exhibit, that was closed, but BJ charmed his way in somehow

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 09:35 AM (hMwEB)

My stepbrother and his wife, both lifelong hardcore liberals, are big deals in Democratic Party circles and have met Bill and Hillary Clinton on a number of occasions over the years.

According to them, Bill Clinton is freakishly charming. He knows and remembers your face, your name, the names of your spouse and children, what your interests are, where you were and what you talked about the last time you saw him. While he's talking to you, his attention is total. He has a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.

Both my stepbrother and his wife are obviously biased to liking him, but the man has amazing political gifts. Too bad he's Bill Clinton.
Posted by: troyriser at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (Fw5cQ)



International star of film and television Nick Searcy said the same thing about Bill on the podcast. Also said something about Hillary being the total opposite.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (Va5xp)

97 You know who else had amazing political gifts?

==

Cersei Lannister ?

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (QC/4S)

98 According to them, Bill Clinton is freakishly charming. He knows and remembers your face, your name, the names of your spouse and children, what your interests are, where you were and what you talked about the last time you saw him. While he's talking to you, his attention is total. He has a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.

All that, AND a serial rapist! What more can you ask for?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (CPk08)

99 63 The article I linked above mentions a book of iconography by Cesare Ripa. This was a reference book used by artists all the time to properly depict allegorical subjects (artistic license was allowed however). When properly depicted, no explanatory text should have been required. The viewer would automatically know what the subject and message were.

For anyone interested, you can find it here:

http://tinyurl.com/y7244clt
Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:48 AM (nwqNw)

I used to work for a woman who had an extensive library on iconography & symbolism in art. She had dozens of 17th-century books of engravings like that. I wonder if I have any photos of her library for the Book Thread?

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

100 "Got Vermeer all down me shirt!" - the Art Critic wot eats paintings

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at September 13, 2017 09:57 AM (JGTSa)

101 Troyriser, I have a BIL and a friend who met him, many years apart, and they say the exact same thing.

Both are conservatives, and neither one was fooled for a minute. But they both described exactly what you said.

Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2017 09:57 AM (UoSKV)

102 Village Idiot,

You know how dads everywhere yell at their kids for turning on the lights at home in the middle of the day? There's no need to put the candles in the candelabra during the day. Same concept.

Posted by: Pete in TX at September 13, 2017 09:57 AM (2RBkF)

103 I think my favorite part of the painting is the heavy curtain in the left foreground. We are spying on this quiet scene of an artist and his model. This is further enhanced by having the artist's back to us and the model, although facing us, is not looking at us. We don't belong here. We peek and then retreat back from where we came.

This is very close to being the perfect work of art. The curtain frames the scene beautifully and uses the same colors as the rest of the painting as not to distract from the whole. It looks like embroidered velvet, so he's showing how successful, or at least stylish he is. Nothing is out of place or conflicts harshly. The geometric checkerboard on the floor matches the clothes of the artist, and its rigidness is counterbalanced by his curving, flowing lines.

There is so much to write about here.

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:57 AM (nwqNw)

104 67 Boron discovered on Mars, adding to evidence that it once could have hosted life
________________________________________

No, wait. That has several typos.

Moron discovered in bars, adding evidence that it could have wasted life.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 09:58 AM (ATVNj)

105 According to them, Bill Clinton is freakishly charming. He knows and remembers your face, your name, the names of your spouse and children, what your interests are, where you were and what you talked about the last time you saw him. While he's talking to you, his attention is total. He has a way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.

Both my stepbrother and his wife are obviously biased to liking him, but the man has amazing political gifts. Too bad he's Bill Clinton.
Posted by: troyriser at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (Fw5cQ)

Lots of people say this. I think on The Podcast (R.I.P), one of the guests (Nick Searcy maybe?) had a similar anecdote where he was invited to the White House for an advanced screening of one of his movies, and Bill basically had done research on everyone there, and talked with him about his high school football career, or something.

Also noted that Hillary wouldn't say to words to anyone.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2017 09:58 AM (KUaJL)

106 There is so much to write about here.
Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 09:57 AM (nwqNw)


Yeah, but it really isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 09:58 AM (CPk08)

107 Funny, they used to say the same thing about me.

Posted by: Ted Bundy at September 13, 2017 09:55 AM (vg8iE)

Now I'm gonna have to paint the wall....something coffee colored.

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 09:58 AM (LWPRt)

108 63 ... Kris, Thanks again. Just downloaded a PDF of the Ripa book. Should be fascinating.

Posted by: JTB at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (V+03K)

109 97 You know who else had amazing political gifts?

==

Cersei Lannister ?
Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (QC/4S)

That poor woman.

:hic:

Posted by: Hillary! at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (7HtZB)

110 Yeah,Bubba has a photographic memory.And he has seen Hillary naked....

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (rmVvL)

111 I was the most important person under the desk.

Posted by: Monica at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (Df4Eq)

112 Nice behind the scenes view of the process.

Posted by: kallisto at September 13, 2017 10:00 AM (qV5PD)

113 Just downloaded a PDF of the Ripa book. Should be fascinating.
==

yes ! I was kind of looking for a reference like that.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:00 AM (QC/4S)

114 111 Yeah,Bubba has a photographic memory.And he has seen Hillary naked....
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (rmVvL)


Just because he was the victim of abuse doesn't excuse his behavior.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at September 13, 2017 10:00 AM (CPk08)

115 Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (7HtZB)

I have the online version of Ripa's book and I have few volumes of The Getty Institute's guide to imagery in art. I highly recommend them.

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 10:00 AM (nwqNw)

116 He ain't no Bob Ross.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2017 10:01 AM (mcI77)

117 111 Yeah,Bubba has a photographic memory.And he has seen Hillary naked....
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (rmVvL)


Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:01 AM (Va5xp)

118 Retard cunt makes an appearance.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:01 AM (rmVvL)

119 12 She is playing with his Trombone

It's not a trombone, it's a sackbut.

Posted by: Otto Zilch at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (1G0vn)

120 Just downloaded a PDF of the Ripa book. Should be fascinating.
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yes ! I was kind of looking for a reference like that.


Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:00 AM (QC/4S)

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The "Bounty" engraving is....interesting. Woman squeezing her nipples while five dogs are begging at her feet.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (vg8iE)

121 for all Matt Drudge is a jerk about Trump, he never has stopped despising Hillary

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (Df4Eq)

122 >>Both my stepbrother and his wife are obviously biased to liking him, but
the man has amazing political gifts. Too bad he's Bill Clinton.




Had a very conservative friend in DC who said the same thing about Bill. She had met him on occasion because her hubby is a defense contracting co. exec, and despite her best efforts to hate him, she said he was amazing charming in person.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (W+vEI)

123 I just learned that ESPN has a live chat help line.

I hope 4chan doesn't find out.

Posted by: qzy at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (b96LV)

124 Thank you, CBD! Vermeer is always a treat for the eyes. Something about how he captured Northern European light always captivates me. No one else depicted light with as much realism, imho. Warm and soft drspite chilly climes.

Posted by: fly gal at September 13, 2017 10:02 AM (85b7/)

125 Seems E.A. Poe was an art critic. The actual line is:

Quoth the raven, "No Vermeer"

Posted by: Muldoon at September 13, 2017 10:03 AM (4HBXi)

126 72 ... Rik, I have that Vermeer DVD which is beyond interesting. Didn't know about the YouTube video in your link. Apparently, this is a day for thanking folks on the thread. Seriously appreciated.

Posted by: JTB at September 13, 2017 10:03 AM (V+03K)

127 espn will take down the live chat and then start a coordinated campaign with other sports news outlets to smear sports fans as woman hating losers.

#gamergate

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 13, 2017 10:04 AM (Df4Eq)

128 I used to work for a woman who had an extensive library on iconography symbolism in art. She had dozens of 17th-century books of engravings like that. I wonder if I have any photos of her library for the Book Thread?
Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2017 09:56 AM (7HtZB)


Send 'em if you've got 'em.

Posted by: OregonMuse AoSHQ Thought Leader at September 13, 2017 10:04 AM (bjWNl)

129 82
78 The chick says "I don't like Vermeers, I like solid wood."

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:52 AM (lALnC)



Are we talking teeth or furniture?

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 09:53 AM (cJiNU)


Staff.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 13, 2017 10:05 AM (vWMNq)

130 The "Bounty" engraving is....interesting. Woman squeezing her nipples while five dogs are begging at her feet.



Posted by: bicentennialguy

still downloading my copy...i'll take a look

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:05 AM (QC/4S)

131 >>Funny, they used to say the same thing about me.



Posted by: Ted Bundy




Yes, it's true. Had a HS friend who, along with her parents, spent the day skiing with him in Aspen. He was in their gondola on the first run of the day and they hit it off so well they spent the rest of the day skiing together.


Yeah, only heard this story via her mother to my mother years later because it was such a freaky close call.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:05 AM (W+vEI)

132 34 All you guys are assuming gender here.

Yesterday, I was looking at the winners of a realist art competition, with cash awards for the competing art students. Almost all of them were from smaller teaching studios, rather than the bigger, more established art schools. However, one of the winners studies at the New York Academy of Art, co-founded Andy Warhol. One of her paintings was of a person with a shaved head and tattoos. The beard on thee face says "testosterone", but the wide hips say "XX chromosomes".

Posted by: Pete in TX at September 13, 2017 10:06 AM (2RBkF)

133 Btw I think puppy is training for the NSA.

His thing now is to beg to be let out, so if I tether him to the deck then he's perfectly happy observing the streets quietly.

This is even after I've tired him out with a walk or playing.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:06 AM (hMwEB)

134 Yeah, only heard this story via her mother to my mother years later because it was such a freaky close call.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:05 AM (W+vEI)
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Posted by: bluebell at September 13, 2017 10:07 AM (UoSKV)

135 but the man has amazing political gifts. Too bad he's Bill Clinton.

Posted by: troyriser


My race is a more potent political gift than his political gifts.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 13, 2017 10:07 AM (/qEW2)

136 Yeah, only heard this story via her mother to my mother years later because it was such a freaky close call.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:05 AM (W+vEI)
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That is freaky. You just never know who anyone you encounter really is.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:07 AM (vg8iE)

137 @120 see @83 at 9:53.
You ought to be a shawmed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 13, 2017 10:08 AM (H5rtT)

138
The paint is a little too thin. I don't care for a thin vermeer. Uncivilized.

Posted by: Edgar Rice Burroughs at September 13, 2017 10:08 AM (EgwCt)

139 111 Yeah,Bubba has a photographic memory.And he has seen Hillary naked....
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 09:59 AM (rmVvL)

It is a blessing and a curse.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 10:09 AM (jxbfJ)

140 139 The paint is a little too thin. I don't care for a thin vermeer. Uncivilized.
Posted by: Edgar Rice Burroughs at September 13, 2017 10:08 AM (EgwCt)


Bundolo Vermeer! Kree-gah!

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:11 AM (CPk08)

141 I prefer the Pacemaker.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at September 13, 2017 10:12 AM (/qEW2)

142 I acknowledge Bill Clinton has charmed some of his detractors but I will never understand how except for the fact that con men do exist.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 10:12 AM (Ltgak)

143 @128

That is true. So, we should abuse it while it's still up and screen-cap the results to show ESPN's retardation level.

I asked if black people were better at basketball than white people. Ryne, said "ESPN doesn't speculate on individual players."

That means Jon Koncack is just as good as Micheal Jordan.

Posted by: qzy at September 13, 2017 10:12 AM (b96LV)

144 The paint is a little too thin. I don't care for a thin vermeer. Uncivilized.

Posted by: Edgar Rice Burroughs at September 13, 2017 10:08 AM (EgwCt)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cklpO4kYZKs

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 10:13 AM (LWPRt)

145 Bubba's GPA at Oxford was 0.0.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 10:13 AM (Ltgak)

146 Hillary Clinton Slams Matt Lauer for 'Pointless Ambush' During Campaign: I Wanted to 'Shake Some Sense' into Him

Clinton gave what she described as her "standard answer on the emails" - "It was a mistake to have a personal account. I would certainly not do it again.

and expected Lauer to move on to national security issues as promised. Instead, he asked her four follow-up questions about her emails



How dare he not stick to the script she gave him. Why Miss Hillary Havisham you have every right to shake him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:13 AM (493sH)

147 I guess there was some kind of benefit concert ? Wonder what the money will really be spent on...

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:14 AM (QC/4S)

148 I acknowledge Bill Clinton has charmed some of his detractors but I will never understand how except for the fact that con men do exist.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 10:12 AM (Ltgak)



You can see that he's a snake oil salesman from miles away some people wanted to believe his BS

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:16 AM (493sH)

149 Gary Cohn Plans Climate Change Meeting with World Leaders at United Nations

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2017 10:16 AM (mcI77)

150 Hillary po at danga

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:17 AM (CPk08)

151 >>That is freaky. You just never know who anyone you encounter really is.


Yup!

On a lighter note, the cousin of another HS friend ended up being my husband. We figured it out on the 3rd date after he mentioned he had some wacky relatives out west...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (W+vEI)

152 JOINT RESOLUTION S. J. RES. 49

http://tinyurl.com/y9mda9ks

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (QQ+il)

153 85,96 - My in laws have a place on Cayman Island & their neighbs are Wal-Mart royalty. Wife was into the Clintons in a star-fuckery way so I asked her no BS husband about Billy Jeff. He told me only 'Mr. Sam' surpassed Bill in the charm offensive, chat up, great memory, salesmanship category.

Posted by: Seven Mile Beach at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (bc2Lc)

154
I guess there was some kind of benefit concert ? Wonder what the money will really be spent on...


Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:14 AM (QC/4S)
After we pay for the $50k each Gift bags for the stars anything left over will be given to Climate change research.

Posted by: Benefit concert Organizer at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (r5KeJ)

155 He told me only 'Mr. Sam' surpassed Bill in the charm offensive, chat up, great memory, salesmanship category.

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Must be an Arkansas thing.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:20 AM (vg8iE)

156 https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/
designers-just-set-world-record-tallest-sandcastle/


I have been trying to find positive stuff this am.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2017 10:20 AM (mxS7w)

157 I guess there was some kind of benefit concert ? Wonder what the money will really be spent on...
=====

Bolivian Marching Powder?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:20 AM (vg8iE)

158
I guess there was some kind of benefit concert ? Wonder what the money will really be spent on...

The Bill Nye Climate Change scholarship fund.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 10:20 AM (IqV8l)

159 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (hMwEB)

160 JOINT RESOLUTION S. J. RES. 49

http://tinyurl.com/y9mda9ks

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (QQ+il)


This is the legislative version of throwing a temper tantrum.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (hLRSq)

161 He told me only 'Mr. Sam' surpassed Bill in the charm offensive, chat up, great memory, salesmanship category.

Posted by: Seven Mile Beach


I am the Paolo of gay.

Posted by: Michael Sam at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (/qEW2)

162 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.
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A step in a very calculated, long-term plan would be my guess.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (vg8iE)

163 147 Hillary Clinton Slams Matt Lauer for 'Pointless Ambush' During Campaign: I Wanted to 'Shake Some Sense' into Him

Clinton gave what she described as her "standard answer on the emails" - "It was a mistake to have a personal account. I would certainly not do it again.

and expected Lauer to move on to national security issues as promised. Instead, he asked her four follow-up questions about her emails



How dare he not stick to the script she gave him. Why Miss Hillary Havisham you have every right to shake him
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:13 AM (493sH)



National Security issues. Like the Secretary of State using s personal unsecured server to conduct all her business and illegally have classified information on it?

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:22 AM (Va5xp)

164 153 JOINT RESOLUTION S. J. RES. 49

http://tinyurl.com/y9mda9ks
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (QQ+il)

How about this? No official vote. And no amendments. Who said that can't be done?!?!

09/11/2017 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 10:22 AM (jxbfJ)

165 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.
==========

A step in a very calculated, long-term plan would be my guess.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (vg8iE)

He needed someone killed?

Posted by: BignJames at September 13, 2017 10:22 AM (LWPRt)

166 As with all things Leftist, history only starts yesterday.

They also have a lot of trouble with cause and effect.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 10:22 AM (Ltgak)

167
JackStraw still MIA? He was talking about trekking down to Marathon in the Keys for post-Irma cleanup. Shame if he got all the way down there and got 'moose out front' message.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 13, 2017 10:22 AM (EgwCt)

168 Nice tapestry.
Posted by: Carole King



golf clap ....

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at September 13, 2017 10:23 AM (AoK0a)

169 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.

She was his handler. The real William Jefferson Blythe III died in a Soviet gulag after being replaced on his Moscow tour with a KGB doppelganger.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:23 AM (QQ+il)

170 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary

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money, upward mobility, connections - all that a poor boy from Arkansas did not have; she made him, she was the chimera behind the throne

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:23 AM (QC/4S)

171 Model, tones her arms.

Posted by: geoffb5 at September 13, 2017 10:23 AM (zOpu5)

172 162 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.
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A step in a very calculated, long-term plan would be my guess.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (vg8iE)


Someone that wouldn't divorce him for chasing pussy as long as it wasn't the same one she was.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:24 AM (Va5xp)

173 >>I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.



She's the superego to his id?

He's an undisciplined mess and she keeps him focused, on schedule/on task, etc.. Most of the time.
And she's willing to clean up his messes, whatever they may be.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:24 AM (W+vEI)

174 No Federal Charges in Freddie Gray Death

Posted by: undocumented SMOD at September 13, 2017 10:25 AM (e8kgV)

175
I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.>>>

She was the first women that agreed to the "Open" marriage plan he had.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at September 13, 2017 10:25 AM (r5KeJ)

176 158
I guess there was some kind of benefit concert ? Wonder what the money will really be spent on...

The Bill Nye Climate Change scholarship fund.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 10:20 AM (IqV8l)


Isn't ironic that a blind man says Climate Change skeptics must be blind?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 10:25 AM (jxbfJ)

177 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM (hMwEB)



He was captivated by her winning personality

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:25 AM (493sH)

178 Whore.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 13, 2017 10:26 AM (nQHw/)

179 178 Whore.
Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 13, 2017 10:26 AM (nQHw/)


Hey, I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 13, 2017 10:27 AM (jxbfJ)

180 Hey, I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 13, 2017 10:27 AM (jxbfJ)

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Whores get paid. You're just a cheap slut.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:27 AM (vg8iE)

181 Sonobi is the sniper.

Posted by: theATL at September 13, 2017 10:27 AM (8ewER)

182 Everyone wants Hillary to go away. I want her to stay. She is the best thing that could happen to Republicans. She's the gift that just keeps giving.

And she is blocking anyone from coming up in the ranks by dominating the headlines for Democrats.

Go, Hillary, go.

And no, I don't mean in your Depends.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (ATVNj)

183 Yahoo News: Jimmy Carter Offers Donald Trumps Some Advice

http://tinyurl.com/ya6mrgp5

In other news, Lena Dunham volunteers tips on beauty, fashion, weight control and class to Melania Trump.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (J2oJa)

184 Vermeer's fascination with adding "Sonobi" to the lower left of his paintings is kind of striking.

The name of his beautiful blond servant girl perhaps?

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (LISuA)

185 Well, at least she didn't blame me.

Posted by: Bill C. at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (/qEW2)

186 My BIL met Bill once, and then again ten years later, and Bill remembered his name and details.

Friend in Chappaqua was in a pet store with his kids buying a cat. Bill walks in, and winds up helping them name the cat "Jackson."

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (SIY7D)

187 Sonobi is the sniper.

Posted by: theATL at September 13, 2017 10:27 AM


Lousy sniper. On my monitor it's only partly hidden behind the art.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2017 10:29 AM (p+Wdc)

188 183 Yahoo News: Jimmy Carter Offers Donald Trumps Some Advice

http://tinyurl.com/ya6mrgp5

In other news, Lena Dunham volunteers tips on beauty, fashion, weight control and class to Melania Trump.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (J2oJa)


You left out swim suit modeling!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 13, 2017 10:29 AM (jxbfJ)

189 Ace's crack undercover team is making detailed plans to take out Sonobi....

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:29 AM (QC/4S)

190 Looking at the hat and hair, is that Sam Kinison painting?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 10:29 AM (ATVNj)

191 185 Well, at least she didn't blame me.
Posted by: Bill C. at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (/qEW2)


Yet.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 10:30 AM (jxbfJ)

192 183 Yahoo News: Jimmy Carter Offers Donald Trumps Some Advice


It was to look at every decision he had made and to do the opposite.

Posted by: Roy at September 13, 2017 10:30 AM (7n4KQ)

193 I hope McMaster does the honorable thing and goes all Sonobi on us.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at September 13, 2017 10:30 AM (LISuA)

194 I am the Paolo of gay.
Posted by: Michael Sam at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM


I 'know' the gay Paolo (IYKWIMAITYD), and you, Sir, are no gay Paolo.

Posted by: Bahwany Fahrank at September 13, 2017 10:30 AM (ctuyM)

195 Everyone wants Hillary to go away. I want her to stay. She is the best thing that could happen to Republicans. She's the gift that just keeps giving.

And she is blocking anyone from coming up in the ranks by dominating the headlines for Democrats.


Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (ATVNj)


Best not to let the Democrats know this. The top strategists for the party probably come here for strategy advice.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at September 13, 2017 10:30 AM (EgwCt)

196 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:21 AM


It was her yuge tracts of Sonobi that sealed the deal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2017 10:31 AM (p+Wdc)

197 Isn't ironic that a blind man says Climate Change skeptics must be blind?
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That part must've been a deliberate joke, right?

The irony was when he called skeptics stupid.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at September 13, 2017 10:31 AM (4bKiB)

198
Best not to let the Democrats know this. The top strategists for the party probably come here for strategy advice.
==========

One thing we do know for sure - top Republican strategists do not.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:31 AM (vg8iE)

199
Speaking of insincere people, CNBC just ran a promo of MeAgain joining the Today show. It was one clip after another of her hugging people and one at a ballgame. Gee, what a people person so tune in

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:32 AM (493sH)

200 190 Looking at the hat and hair, is that Sam Kinison painting?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 10:29 AM (ATVNj)

No it's Gallagher. The watermelon is under the tapestry on the table.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 10:32 AM (Ltgak)

201
CNBC News - BLM "students" in Charlottesville covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson last night. I'm guessing the cops stood around and did nothing again.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (493sH)

202 I got a flyer from the orchestra yesterday promoting an upcoming concert with trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth - she sounds like a bad Marvel character, but wow! So many "blowing" jokes came to mind.
Posted by: josephistan

If you get a chance, go see her. She is a fantastic player

Posted by: Bruce at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (8ikIW)

203 The watermelon is under the tapestry on the table.
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And I'm hiding behind the curtain.

Posted by: James Comey's Great Great Great Grandfather at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (vg8iE)

204 If you get a chance, go see her. She is a fantastic player
Posted by: Bruce

Check out her youtube vids

Posted by: Bruce at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (8ikIW)

205 Hillary bus nur. Clintons da-ah-ze DNC, aba rud. t'o KerchaK! t'o Mangani! Trump tro-wee-ze, Hillary galul-ze. Bill galul ze. Kerchak rota, u-mangani rota.

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (CPk08)

206 201
CNBC News - BLM "students" in Charlottesville covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson last night. I'm guessing the cops stood around and did nothing again.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (493sH)


Cant get outraged. It didn't happen within 10 miles of me.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (Va5xp)

207 Meteorologists have identified a new tropical depression in the east Atlantic and named it Tropical Depression Sonobi.

If it continues on its westward path and continues to grow, we could be looking at Hurricane Sonobi sometime soon.

Posted by: Jim Cantore, currently at the Curling Station at Gold's Gym. at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (ATVNj)

208 It was her yuge tracts of Sonobi that sealed the deal.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2017 10:31 AM


I approve!

Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (ctuyM)

209 Jimmy Carter offering Presidential advice is like Jimmy Carter offering Presidential advice.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at September 13, 2017 10:35 AM (Df4Eq)

210 CNBC News - BLM "students" in Charlottesville covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson last night. I'm guessing the cops stood around and did nothing again.

I heard that on the radio news this morning. The anchor said it was in response to the "rash of white nationalist demonstrations over the summer."

"Rash?!" What?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2017 10:35 AM (PFy0L)

211 >>Well, at least she didn't blame me.


She ignored his advice - chose to listen to Robby Mook instead.

If she does get around to blaming Bill then you know she's reached the bottom of the excuse barrel. I would imagine he was pissed she blew him off and likely lost because of it. That's got to be such an uncomfortable truth that she *still* needed Bill to win.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:35 AM (W+vEI)

212 179 Ha ha
180 Bingo

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 13, 2017 10:36 AM (nQHw/)

213 Jimmy Carter offering Presidential advice is like Jimmy Carter offering Presidential advice.


ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:36 AM (QQ+il)

214 He was captivated by her winning personality
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:25 AM (493sH)

You joke but I have to imagine she maybe reminded him of his mom? Iirc Hillary claimed his mom abused him. I know his stepdad was alcoholic (like Hillary!)

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:37 AM (hMwEB)

215 CNBC News - BLM "students" in Charlottesville covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson last night. I'm guessing the cops stood around and did nothing again.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:33 AM (493sH)


Another stunt. "Pay attention to me! I am important and doing important stuff! Not like those other people say, wasting my time! I'm important and I want attention!"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 10:37 AM (hLRSq)

216 You joke but I have to imagine she maybe reminded him of his mom?
========

Hillary was the town slut too?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:37 AM (vg8iE)

217 205 Hillary bus nur. Clintons da-ah-ze DNC, aba rud. t'o KerchaK! t'o Mangani! Trump tro-wee-ze, Hillary galul-ze. Bill galul ze. Kerchak rota, u-mangani rota.
Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (CPk0

Took the words right outta my mouth.

Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 10:38 AM (nwqNw)

218 210 The reality they create,where there is a rash of white nationalist rallies and Trump doesn't denounce them because he secretly agrees.The GOP of course goes along with this as well.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:38 AM (rmVvL)

219 216 You joke but I have to imagine she maybe reminded him of his mom?
========

Hillary was the town slut too?
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2017 10:37 AM (vg8iE)


His mom told him that Hillary would suck as a wife. Unfortunately for Bill, he misinterpreted what his mom was telling him.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 13, 2017 10:39 AM (jxbfJ)

220 So much detail in that painting. Vermeer made magic.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2017 10:40 AM (xJa6I)

221 205 Hillary bus nur. Clintons da-ah-ze DNC, aba rud. t'o KerchaK! t'o Mangani! Trump tro-wee-ze, Hillary galul-ze. Bill galul ze. Kerchak rota, u-mangani rota.
___________________________________

Really, Kerchak? Do you always have to use that elitist Ketha accent?

The things you see when you don't have a bat'leth.

Posted by: Odo at September 13, 2017 10:41 AM (ATVNj)

222 Schlichter is right on target again:

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/0

9/11/the-true-conservatives-hype-a-trumpocalypse-in-

a-desperate-bid-for-attention-n2379346

(remove extra spaces)



This also clearly explains the GOP led silly resolution to force to Trump denounce "hate groups".

Trump could agree but also require all leftist hate groups such as Antifa and SPLC and others by name before he signs or whatever.

Or as normal people would do, simply ignore the nonsense and ask if the GOP has their Obamacare repeal and tax cut/reform bills ready to go.

Of course, Turtle and Eddy Munster want to prove that they can play hardball with Trump if he embarrasses their worthless asses again by -

getting things done in a timely manner which he, Trump, promised to do so he worked with the Dims.

In this case, to get hurricane relief to the people who were hurting most.


That's some might fine 13 dimensional chess there GOPe.

Mighty. Fine.



But, see, normal people who are working hard to support themselves and their families and following the law DO NOT CARE about your silly little mean girl games.

Now y'all run along and go to the bathroom together and talk about boys.



Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 13, 2017 10:42 AM (9q7Dl)

223 >>Jimmy Carter Offers Donald Trumps Some Advice



"Thanks, Jimmy, but I'm not quite sure how turning Israel into New Palestine will give us peace in the Middle East. No, I don't need a Nobel Peace Prize, I have enough gold chochkis in Mar-a-Lago, Melania's always on my case to dial down the clutter --- Wait, I should then do what with the Isreali citizens...?"

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:42 AM (W+vEI)

224 He's no Rothko.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:31 AM



Few are.

Posted by: Housepainters and Plasterers local 219 at September 13, 2017 10:43 AM (Dp2K8)

225 Three words that don't belong in the same sentence:

1. Carter.
2. Presidential.
3. Advice.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2017 10:43 AM (ATVNj)

226 >>>>Three words that don't belong in the same sentence:



1. Carter.

2. Presidential.

3. Advice.
.
.
.Maybe he told Trump to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 13, 2017 10:44 AM (+Dllb)

227 Took the words right outta my mouth.
Posted by: Kris at September 13, 2017 10:38 AM (nwqNw)


gogo byat mis-ze hond, sord-ah-ze Tarmangani, Gomangani. gogo gom-lul fee'ta, lana eta, nur

Trump kreegah! KREE-GAH!!

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:44 AM (CPk08)

228 O'Reilly's interview with the Hollywood Reporter...wonder if he is thinking of teaming up with Meagain, after she is purged from NBC..for something BIG. No seriously, that can actually be a money maker.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2017 10:44 AM (QC/4S)

229 186 My BIL met Bill once, and then again ten years later, and Bill remembered his name and details.

Friend in Chappaqua was in a pet store with his kids buying a cat. Bill walks in, and winds up helping them name the cat "Jackson."

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 13, 2017 10:28 AM (SIY7D)

Yep, Bill has The Gift.

I've met him once and his charisma was like a physical thing, like heat or wind.

My former Tech Lead worked for his foundation in Harlem. She said everyone loved him...and everyone hated Hilary there. She had nothing but good things to say about his qualities. But plenty of disagreements about his policies and personal habits.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (xJa6I)

230 Kree Jaafa! Kree!

Posted by: Teal'c at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (Va5xp)

231 I just imagine Bill Clinton might have turned out a better preznit if he'd married a better person.
Or not.
Who knows...

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (hMwEB)

232 The reality they create,where there is a rash of white nationalist rallies and Trump doesn't denounce them because he secretly agrees.The GOP of course goes along with this as well.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:38 AM (rmVvL)



This morning I heard that congress sent a resolution for Trump to sign denouncing the Klan, Neo Nazis and what they did in Charlottesville but there is no mention of antifa in the resolution.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:46 AM (493sH)

233 " Bill walks in, and winds up helping them name the cat "Jackson."


As in Stonewall?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 10:46 AM (EyPfd)

234 Model Holding a trombone? Is that how he symbolized that shes horny? Deep.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 13, 2017 10:47 AM (nmr2M)

235 "Or as normal people would do, simply ignore the nonsense and ask if the GOP has their Obamacare repeal and tax cut/reform bills ready to go."



Trump's Response - "How cute. Do you people actually plan to do any work this year or are you going to sit around pulling middle-school pranks until Christmas?"

Because running against a 'do-nothing Congress' isn't outside the realm of possibilities.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 10:47 AM (hLRSq)

236 232 Yep.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:47 AM (rmVvL)

237 231 I just imagine Bill Clinton might have turned out a better preznit if he'd married a better person.
Or not.
Who knows...

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (hMwEB)


If he'd married a better person he'd be a divorced man fired from his university job for sleeping with the coeds.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (Va5xp)

238 230 Kree Jaafa! Kree!
Posted by: Teal'c at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (Va5xp)


po tand bund-ze

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (CPk08)

239 >>I just imagine Bill Clinton might have turned out a better preznit if he'd married a better person.


A better person wouldn't have tolerated what he does.
He needed someone who was not only willing to tolerate the bimbos like Jennifer Flowers, but who could intimidate and vamoose the less-than-willing ladies (assault victims) into silence.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (W+vEI)

240 Soon some GOP apologist will come in and explain how this was a great thing.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (rmVvL)

241 240 Soon some GOP apologist will come in and explain how this was a great thing.
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (rmVvL)



Any bets on which one?

Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:50 AM (Va5xp)

242 Kree Jaafa! Kree!
Posted by: Teal'c at September 13, 2017 10:45 AM (Va5xp)

po tand bund-ze

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (CPk0


Unga bunga bunga in the binga binga bunga - Bugs Bunny

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Signal Your Virtue with The Denunciator Denouncing Device from The Outrage Outlet! at September 13, 2017 10:51 AM (hLRSq)

243 240 Soon some GOP apologist will come in and explain how this was a great thing.
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (rmVvL)

Sounds like a job for "The Conservative case for -"

-The National Review

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2017 10:51 AM (KUaJL)

244 I hope Paul Ryan has a Harry Reid accident with his exercise equipment.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:51 AM (rmVvL)

245 Eegah!

Posted by: Eegah at September 13, 2017 10:51 AM (IqV8l)

246 I hope Paul Ryan has a Harry Reid accident with his exercise equipment.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:51 AM (rmVvL)



Paul Ryan has under aged boys tied up in his basement?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:52 AM (493sH)

247 Ted Cruz put this one in his "like" list.

Posted by: Fritz at September 13, 2017 10:52 AM (2Mnv1)

248 This morning I heard that congress sent a resolution
for Trump to sign denouncing the Klan, Neo Nazis and what they did in
Charlottesville but there is no mention of antifa in the resolution.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2017 10:46 AM (493sH)

-------------------------
Therefore, he should veto it. Not that I think he will - he has other issues to give prominence to.

Posted by: RioBravo at September 13, 2017 10:53 AM (SsblQ)

249 " I just imagine Bill Clinton might have turned out a better preznit if he'd married a better person.
Or not.
Who knows... "

I imagine Bill in his natural state would have simply been another souther Good ol' Boy politician.

Lots of women on the side.
A desire to have a little more money than the position paid, but not without limits.
A fundamental respect for God and Country.

But, she who shall not be named had grander ideas for what could be done for self enrichment.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 10:53 AM (EyPfd)

250 @155 Must be an Arkansas thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb6Evuwu0Pg

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 13, 2017 10:53 AM (H5rtT)

251
Unga bunga bunga in the binga binga bunga - Bugs Bunny


ka-kalen Kerchak, klu

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 10:54 AM (CPk08)

252
The chick kinda looks like Chelsea Clinton though.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 09:32 AM (lALnC)


I thought the same thing when I first glanced at the embiggened picture, then I said "Nah!", and didn't post the comment. Then I looked up "Undead" on Wiki and thought "Hmm"

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 13, 2017 10:54 AM (gwPgz)

253 >>He needed someone who was not only willing to tolerate the bimbos like Jennifer Flowers, but who could intimidate and vamoose the less-than-willing ladies (assault victims) into silence. Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (W+vEI)

The lagniappe was having someone who would serve as stern, leather-clad MC for a debauched lesbian-throng "Arabian Nights" frolic on the shag-carpeted living room floor in their Little Rock love-palace.

Posted by: Zod at September 13, 2017 10:55 AM (Bdeb0)

254 Now y'all run along and go to the bathroom together and talk about boys.

who says we're just talk?

Posted by: the Party Of Hastert at September 13, 2017 10:56 AM (Df4Eq)

255 Meteorologists have identified a new tropical depression in the east Atlantic and named it Tropical Depression Sonobi.



If it continues on its westward path and continues to grow, we could be looking at Hurricane Sonobi sometime soon.

Posted by: Jim Cantore, currently at the Curling Station at Gold's Gym. at September 13, 2017 10:34 AM (ATVNj)

It'll be huge, covering at least half of the U.S.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 13, 2017 10:57 AM (JO9+V)

256 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.
________________

Hillary gave Bill a place to live, and was also paying his bills in law school.

He owed her.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 13, 2017 10:57 AM (BXf9o)

257 Whaaa?

By a 2-to-1 margin in the poll of 1,976 registered voters conducted from Sept. 7 through Sept. 11, Republicans said they trust Trump (56 percent) more than they trust Republican leaders (28 percent) to work with Democrats in Congress to achieve certain policy outcomes . . .

They trust Literally Hit!er over such upstanding leaders as the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 10:58 AM (Nwg0u)

258 Bill wanted to bang whores, she would let him.

Their marriage is a business arrangement for political purposes.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2017 10:59 AM (oVJmc)

259 You tell a me not to move one a one a mo time I goona shove a dis trombone up a you ass

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 13, 2017 10:59 AM (aMlLZ)

260 153 JOINT RESOLUTION S. J. RES. 49



http://tinyurl.com/y9mda9ks

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 10:18 AM (QQ+il)



How about this? No official vote. And no amendments. Who said that can't be done?!?!



09/11/2017 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consen
===========
Because it's a set-up for the real goal:

They intend to use this to frame "Trump is associated with racists."

This would give them the "Congress agrees" in addition to the already "bipartisan" veneer.

Guarantee that if this passes they'll also want to force Trump to sign it--even if such is never, ever done.

To give them, "he even signed his confession" moment.

From the commie playbook--the public confession before the execution.

And, at the bare minimum, they'll use this to clamor for a series of hearings.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 13, 2017 10:59 AM (/9uFC)

261 Did I mention something about upstanding leaders?

"Ryan And Pelosi To Huddle On Dream Act To Protect DACA Recipients"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:01 AM (Nwg0u)

262 260. Guess they really, really want deffskwadz.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 11:02 AM (BGCho)

263 Vermeer is amazing because he was so good and then just... disappeared. Forgotten for centuries.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:02 AM (39g3+)

264 yeah that mofo could paint, that's for sure. Just the detail on that tapestry alone is intense

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at September 13, 2017 11:04 AM (aMlLZ)

265 They even screwed up that resolution. No first responders lost their lives at that Charlottesville riot. if they were talking about that helicopter crash it had nothing to do with the event. It crashed while in-route to a different place.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 13, 2017 11:04 AM (mpXpK)

266 Never Forget :

They Want You (yes, you) Dead.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2017 11:04 AM (9TK8E)

267 Alternate title to this painting;

Oliver Reed takes a break, painting the last female extra he had wild, drunken debauched sex with, on the set of "The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge"

Posted by: Publius Redux at September 13, 2017 11:04 AM (Fb9aZ)

268 Some good news: SCOTUS blocks Federal Court ruling on Texas redistricting case.

Posted by: WisRich at September 13, 2017 11:05 AM (G0vdT)

269 >>"Ryan And Pelosi To Huddle On Dream Act To Protect DACA Recipients"



So....Ryan and McConnell can't get their act together to repeal Obamacare or fund a southern border wall, but they do have time to make DACA into law?
Nice priorities ya got there!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 11:06 AM (W+vEI)

270
They even screwed up that resolution.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 13, 2017 11:04 AM (mpXpK)
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Very stupid and evil people. It's now new and improved -- bi-partisan!

Posted by: RioBravo at September 13, 2017 11:06 AM (SsblQ)

271 240 Soon some GOP apologist will come in and explain how this was a great thing.
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (rmVvL)


You rang?

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at September 13, 2017 11:06 AM (xjiRE)

272
256 I don't understand why Bill married Hillary.

Hillary rem ze eta kili, Bill bundolo-eta, goda, ka-dane. Hillary ka dak, ud ga-lul, ka-sa t'rota. Clintons ugla a.

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:06 AM (CPk08)

273 261 Did I mention something about upstanding leaders?

"Ryan And Pelosi To Huddle On Dream Act To Protect DACA Recipients"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:01 AM (Nwg0u)


"The New Dream : Anybody who crosses the border in perpetuity, and retroactive to 1966, immediately gets citizenship, welfare-in-perpetuity and voting rights. Anybody born here will pay for it."

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2017 11:07 AM (9TK8E)

274 This painting should be named:

"The Chandelier Has Broken Loose From The Ceiling And Is About To Conk The Artist On The Head"

Posted by: freaked at September 13, 2017 11:07 AM (KvWlw)

275 Isn't ironic that a blind man says Climate Change skeptics must be blind?
HUH?

Posted by: zombie beethoven at September 13, 2017 11:08 AM (mJ8mX)

276 Moonbat and gun makers:

Heckler [imagine ampersand here] Koch, the German weapons manufacturer whose guns are estimated to have killed more than 2 million people since the company was founded in 1949, has quietly adopted the most ethical sales policy of any gunmaker in the world.

The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

Imagine that. A German country anti-Jewish!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)

277
Posted by: Jim Cantore, currently at the Curling Station


Filthy icebacks and your brooms...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 11:09 AM (pNxlR)

278 Joint Resolutions are not Acts. Thus no signature required. Trump will rightly ignore this crap. He already denounced the Klan and all those other shitbirds.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2017 11:09 AM (lALnC)

279 276 The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

Imagine that. A German country anti-Jewish!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)


Iran and The Norks are A-OK, though!

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2017 11:09 AM (9TK8E)

280 Going with the theme of the last couple days, I figured today would be a portrait of me.

BTW, I blame the War Wolf for my loss last year.

Posted by: Hillary 2020!!! at September 13, 2017 11:09 AM (6i10y)

281 Guarantee that if this passes they'll also want to force Trump to sign it--even if such is never, ever done.

It has already passed unanimously.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 11:10 AM (QQ+il)

282 Very stupid and evil people. It's now new and improved -- bi-partisan!

Posted by: RioBravo at September 13, 2017 11:06 AM (SsblQ)


u-Bund-olo! u-Bund-olo! ka-lana-eta!!!

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:10 AM (CPk08)

283 Israel doesn 't need H&K anyway.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2017 11:10 AM (rmVvL)

284 I'm skeptical that H&K sold that many guns directly to many of those nations to begin with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:11 AM (39g3+)

285 The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

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The "any African countries" seems pretty indiscriminate. I guess all those black countries look the same, right H&K?

Dicks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:11 AM (J2oJa)

286 If the DC Swamp Creatures thought they could get away with it, they'd send the military door-to-door to execute every last one of us.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2017 11:11 AM (9TK8E)

287
It has already passed unanimously.

Did every member of the House and the Senate actually vote for it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l)

288 HnK is FOS. Israel is the only working free country in the ME. I guess I can take them off of my list as a gun seller.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 13, 2017 11:12 AM (mpXpK)

289 We're the company whose gun killed Hitler.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Walther Arms at September 13, 2017 11:13 AM (J2oJa)

290 The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

----

I'm waiting with baited breath for a Hawaiian Judge to issue an order blocking this.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2017 11:13 AM (34w2E)

291 287 Did every member of the House and the Senate actually vote for it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 11:12 AM (IqV8l)

probably one of those undocumented voice votes.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 13, 2017 11:13 AM (mpXpK)

292 Well, heck. My H&K USP is my constant companion.

It's looking a little less...nice, now.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2017 11:13 AM (PFy0L)

293 Isn't ironic that a blind man says Climate Change skeptics must be blind?
HUH?

Posted by: zombie beethoven


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEETHOVEN AND WONDER COSTARED IN SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at September 13, 2017 11:13 AM (/qEW2)

294 I'm waiting with baited breath for a Hawaiian Judge to issue an order blocking this

------

Thank cod we have the Second Amendment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:14 AM (J2oJa)

295 This painting should be named:



"The Chandelier Has Broken Loose From The Ceiling And Is About To Conk The Artist On The Head"

Posted by: freaked at September 13, 2017 11:07 AM


Hmmm....I could do something with that.

Posted by: Gaston Leroux at September 13, 2017 11:14 AM (p+Wdc)

296 I had no plans to buy anything H&K but now they're off the list for good. They and Sonobi can bite my ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 11:14 AM (cJiNU)

297 284 I'm skeptical that H&K sold that many guns directly to many of those nations to begin with.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:11 AM (39g3+)


Kerchak tandu ka-der-eta H&K. Ha hah ha Kerchak b'wang, Kerchak gash, kerchak vo. Ha ha ha

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:14 AM (CPk08)

298
Why hasn't Shrillary inked several multimillion dollar endorsement agreements with some liquor companies yet? She's a natural, and The Most Interesting Woman in the World!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 11:15 AM (pNxlR)

299
The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

What? They left out the USA!
Hillary lost so we are obviously undemocratic.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2017 11:15 AM (IqV8l)

300 Ahh.. Vermeer. A shame that so few of his paintings survive

Posted by: Tuna at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (wt0kN)

301 294 I'm waiting with baited breath for a Hawaiian Judge to issue an order blocking this

------

Thank cod we have the Second Amendment.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:14 AM (J2oJa)

You're singing my tuna

Posted by: Hillary! at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

302 Joint Resolutions are not Acts. Thus no signature required. Trump will
rightly ignore this crap. He already denounced the Klan and all those
other shitbirds.
=========

You watch, by the end of the day, at least one talking head on the networks will point out that Trump refuses to denounce the KKK.

Because he didn't sign the resolution.

That no president has ever signed.

Getting the lie out there--again--that Trump will not denounce racists is the goal.

Posted by: RoyalOil at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (/9uFC)

303 What? They left out the USA!
Hillary lost so we are obviously undemocratic.

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Where the largest gun market in the world is at stake, high-minded principles have to take a back seat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (J2oJa)

304 Vermeer makes some fine specialty agricultural equipment.

Posted by: Chris M at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (eAZVt)

305 Great. The SCOMF is starting his own graft machine, The Obama Foundation. The opening summit will focus on giving young people a voice and getting them ready for leadership. And change the world. Or something.

Isn't bad enough that the blithering idiots can vote?

Posted by: Ripley at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (MxEKc)

306
Kerchak tandu ka-der-eta H&K. Ha hah ha Kerchak b'wang, Kerchak gash, kerchak vo. Ha ha ha

Posted by: Kerchak
__________________________

Strange. I was perplexed by this at first,, but after a couple of jello shots it all became clear to me...

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (kKwi8)

307 Posted by: Hillary! at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

I'm reeling from these bad fish puns!

Posted by: Quint at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (gwPgz)

308 The "any African countries" seems pretty indiscriminate. I guess all those black countries look the same, right HK?



Dicks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:11 AM (J2oJa)

----------------------
German law has considerable restrictions are where arms are sold. HK has run into controversy in the past as a result. They probably want to avoid future cash liability and get some domestically "good" press.
See, for example, articles on their "illegal exports" to Mexico (some states being a crisis region) from 2015.

Posted by: RioBravo at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (SsblQ)

309 Why hasn't Shrillary inked several multimillion dollar endorsement agreements with some liquor companies yet? She's a natural, and The Most Interesting Woman in the World!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 11:15 AM (pNxlR)

"I don't always lose elections but when I do....."

Posted by: WisRich at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (G0vdT)

310 I know this about to be a dead thread but some cob or ace needs to post the latest thing going around Facebook of both Bill Clinton and Obama giving speeches on illegal immigration. They hilariously cut in Trump clips like he's listening to these speeches. What's not hilarious is the double standard of the Left.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 11:18 AM (Ltgak)

311 304 Vermeer makes some fine specialty agricultural equipment.
Posted by: Chris M at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (eAZVt)

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Sure, Rembrandt was good with oils but did he ever build an automated hay baler?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2017 11:18 AM (J2oJa)

312
You know what they said about Johannes' watercolors, don't you?

Nothing runs like a Vermeer

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 11:18 AM (pNxlR)

313 Vermeer is he the guy that makes the calipers?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at September 13, 2017 11:19 AM (r5KeJ)

314 I don't know why Bill married Hillary, but most of the charming, extroverted guys I know all married sticks-in-the-mud.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2017 11:19 AM (7uYFy)

315 Where's our simian senpai?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (fA1SL)

316 NGU can give you a good deal on a set of porcelain Vermeers.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (cJiNU)

317 "I don't always lose elections but when I do, I drink a lot of Zima" *pose with bottle*
--Hillary Clinton ad

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (39g3+)

318 The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries.

Heckler and Koch snowflakes.

Posted by: SJW at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (/qEW2)

319 You're singing my tuna
Posted by: Hillary! at September 13, 2017 11:16 AM (7HtZB)


Hillary, sa bus-an Kerchak. Ha ha ha. Kerchak yuto-ze b'yat. Ha ha ha

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (CPk08)

320 263 Vermeer is amazing because he was so good and then just... disappeared. Forgotten for centuries.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:02 AM (39g3+)

Alien abduction, obviously.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 11:21 AM (hMwEB)

321 317 "I don't always lose elections but when I do, I drink a lot of Zima" *pose with bottle*
--Hillary Clinton ad
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (39g3+)

Shameless pandering to teh gheyz.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 11:21 AM (cJiNU)

322 317 "I don't always lose elections but when I do, I drink a lot of Zima" *pose with bottle*
--Hillary Clinton ad

------

"On second thought, I do lose a lot of elections."

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be POTUS at September 13, 2017 11:21 AM (J2oJa)

323 H&K is selling us plenty of M27s.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 11:22 AM (QQ+il)

324 I assume H&K will claim Israel is in a war zone.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 11:23 AM (Ltgak)

325 "So....Ryan and McConnell can't get their act together to repeal
Obamacare or fund a southern border wall, but they do have time to make
DACA into law? Nice priorities ya got there!"

Meanwhile, the Trump White House glowingly describes these two scroungy losers as "strong partners".

Posted by: torquewrench at September 13, 2017 11:23 AM (ujwCG)

326 320 aliens abducted him coz he was talented

somewhere in the galaxy is a collection of Vermeer portraits of aliens

he got really good at tentacles

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (hMwEB)

327 If he'd married a better person he'd be a divorced man fired from his university job for sleeping with the coeds.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 13, 2017 10:48 AM (Va5xp)


If Bill Clinton married a better person, the marriage would've ended in divorce within about a year as soon as his wife recognized what a lying, unrepentant, serial adulterer he was and kicked his miserable, con-man ass out of the house permanently.

Then he would've married Hillary.

Posted by: Arnold Schwarzenegger at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (bjWNl)

328 >>>Posted by: RioBravo at September 13, 2017 11:17 AM (SsblQ)

*sigh* H&K should be secretly arming citizens' militias.

Posted by: SJW at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (/qEW2)

329 Meanwhile, the Trump White House glowingly describes these two scroungy losers as "strong partners".


They're saying Good Dog, while feeling around for a stick.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (QQ+il)

330 326 320 aliens abducted him coz he was talented

somewhere in the galaxy is a collection of Vermeer portraits of aliens

he got really good at tentacles
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (hMwEB)

He a second-late hack!

Posted by: Japan at September 13, 2017 11:25 AM (cJiNU)

331
324 I assume H&K will claim Israel is in a war zone.
Posted by: Jack Sock at September 13, 2017 11:23 AM (Ltgak)


Yes, it would be illustrative to learn where Israel fails to meet H&K's lofty standards.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2017 11:25 AM (pNxlR)

332 OOOO OO OOO OOOH OOO OO OOOO OO OO OOOH!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 13, 2017 11:25 AM (/8Qjc)

333 I don'k own anything by HK

And now I won't own anything by HK in the future.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 11:25 AM (EyPfd)

334 :::hops around waving arms above head:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 13, 2017 11:26 AM (/8Qjc)

335 HK makes good guns though, I don't really care about their idiotic publicity stunts to virtue signal or avoid government legal action.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2017 11:26 AM (39g3+)

336 315 Where's our simian senpai?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 11:20 AM (fA1SL)


Yel. Kerchak ka akut-nga.


Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (CPk08)

337 former guv sock off

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (bjWNl)

338 You're singing my tuna
Posted by: Hillary!

Why? Just for the halibut.

Posted by: Lavinia Fontana at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (NDlpU)

339 I like three or four good-sized Bloody Marys to start out the day. Only instead of vodka, I use Everclear.

And leave out the tomato juice. That stuff sucks. And none of that celery or Worcestershire sauce. No lime juice either---you can get enough of that crap when you start in on the gimlets.

Posted by: DistHillary at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (j+dfT)

340 Kerchak is starting to annoy the shit out of me.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (cJiNU)

341 >>"I don't always lose elections but when I do, I drink a lot of Zima" *pose with bottle*

--Hillary Clinton ad



It's cute her canned talking points include that she drank a little Chardonnay in the days and weeks after losing the election.
Chardonnay, really? How dainty and ladylike!
More likely she was downing bottles of vodka and whiskey, day and night.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2017 11:28 AM (W+vEI)

342 "The other f**ks her twin brother"

That quote should win the inner webs for the entire month.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 11:28 AM (EyPfd)

343 Gp nood

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 13, 2017 11:28 AM (fA1SL)

344 326 320 aliens abducted him coz he was talented

somewhere in the galaxy is a collection of Vermeer portraits of aliens

he got really good at tentacles
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at September 13, 2017 11:24 AM (hMwEB)

Go on...

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at September 13, 2017 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

345 The Rant

It's here


NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 13, 2017 11:29 AM (EyPfd)

346 334 :::hops around waving arms above head:::
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 13, 2017 11:26 AM (/8Qjc)


Balana zor nur sheeta-zan? Candiru zor at?

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:29 AM (CPk08)

347 You're singing my tuna
Posted by: Hillary!

I love to singa. About the moona and the juna and the springa.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at September 13, 2017 11:30 AM (T71PA)

348 340 Kerchak is starting to annoy the shit out of me.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2017 11:27 AM (cJiNU)


Kerchak nga ma-lul.

Posted by: Kerchak at September 13, 2017 11:33 AM (CPk08)

349 It's The Thing come to life!

'''Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:33 AM (Nwg0u)

350 Who cudda seen this coming?

"Amazon deletes one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doppelganger To the Stars! at September 13, 2017 11:36 AM (Nwg0u)

351 People like John McCain think we are know nothings. He is correct. As many times as I have explained the realities of the Federal monetary system I still see comments about "shrinking the size of government" etc.

One more time:

1. Governments all over the world spend 1/6th of their countries' GDP every year. They do that so that there is enough money in circulation to allow their economy to exist. Each dollar they spend is taxed to zero after it circulates six times.
2. Deficits at the federal level allow extra money so that the economy can grow. Deficits and debt are two different things - and are not equal to each other. A Federal surplus is a very bad thing because it means the economy is shrinking.
3. Money taken in by the Feds in taxes is burnt if it is in cash and simply vanishes into the bit bucket if it is in electronic form. The Feds don't need our money - they print the money.
4. The Feds borrowing is a Progressive/Communist plot to destroy the country. Why would you need to borrow money if you can print it?

It is because Conservatives don't understand these facts that people like McCain think we are ignorant.

Posted by: An Observation at September 13, 2017 11:37 AM (aBj17)

352 Anyone can paint like that if they use Tim's machine.

Posted by: doug at September 13, 2017 11:50 AM (HlhEB)

353 Audible has HIllary's book featured. Yesterday afternoon, there were a slew of glowing reviews. Didn't it just come out yesterday? The audio book is 16 hours and 50 minutes long. How did so many people listen to it in such a short period of time? How did they listen to it when it was actually narrated by Hillary herself? How can you listen to her for that many hours and not go completely insane?

Posted by: Guns Gardens and Yarn at September 13, 2017 11:52 AM (znV6x)

354 In Archbold Ohio there used to be a company called Vernier McLaughlin Probeck, known to everyone including my relatives as "Veneers."

They were a stove and hardware supply company, but every every every Mennonite I have met out there was etymologically convinced that they produced very thin strips of wood for furniture makers. Because they have some furniture makers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at September 13, 2017 12:10 PM (H5rtT)

355 The left rear chair leg looks like it was PAINTED out of focus. Hmmmm.

Posted by: klaftern at September 13, 2017 12:14 PM (RuIsu)

356 The many angles of Charles Kruthhammer.

Posted by: Briet Biear at September 13, 2017 07:05 PM (dZ+q8)

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