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Almeida inopportune.jpg

The Inopportune
Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Ooh, nice.

Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2018 09:27 AM (xjiRE)

2 The painting's good, too.

Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2018 09:27 AM (xjiRE)

3 I don't know what the artist is looking at, though.

Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2018 09:28 AM (xjiRE)

4 Nineteenth century naughtiness.

Posted by: fluffy at March 13, 2018 09:28 AM (cHbmY)

5 Why is she wearing galoshes?

Posted by: Penfold at March 13, 2018 09:28 AM (Fbt5B)

6 Geez. Now we get artists painting pictures Americans won't paint. Will it never end?

Posted by: RickZ at March 13, 2018 09:29 AM (eaxB8)

7 Her irate husband just showed up? The artist's wife?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 13, 2018 09:30 AM (2NqXo)

8 Should have painted her privates first!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 13, 2018 09:30 AM (5OEn4)

9 She's changing and he's looking for what - someone who was trying to peek at the model as she undressed?

That would seem to go with the pic.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2018 09:30 AM (hLRSq)

10 OK, I like this a lot.

I think someone has come calling at the door and the intrusion is not welcome.

He's painting the girl nude, as you see on the easel. She's ducking for privacy. What I don't get is how she got her corset laced that fast, because she's clearly uncorseted on the easel and strapped down as we see her here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 09:31 AM (fuK7c)

11 I don't understand this painting.

Can we have dragons now?

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 13, 2018 09:31 AM (oyCqX)

12 Hey CBD, you broke the sidebar.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at March 13, 2018 09:32 AM (9CkBG)

13 Do they call him "Junior"?

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 09:33 AM (0+nbW)

14 She's gotta poop really bad.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 13, 2018 09:33 AM (XMDuf)

15 For an instant I thought this was a Jack Vettriano. His women often have the same coloring, and his paintings (when he's not doing film noir style) the same quality of light.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:34 AM (PLO14)

16 Why is Val Jar hiding?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 13, 2018 09:34 AM (Dp6qK)

17 >>> He's painting the girl nude, as you see on the easel. She's ducking for privacy. What I don't get is how she got her corset laced that fast, because she's clearly uncorseted on the easel and strapped down as we see her here.

Maybe it is progress from a previous session and she has yet to undress for this one.

Posted by: fluffy at March 13, 2018 09:35 AM (cHbmY)

18 3 I don't know what the artist is looking at, though.
Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2018

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Peering past the drapes out of another window in the studio, I suppose.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:35 AM (PLO14)

19 its a shame Tillerson didn't work out. I liked the sound of him in th confirmation hearings, but I guess he's one of those people that is really good st being interviewed and less good at actually doing the job.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 09:35 AM (mk7Bj)

20 He's painting the girl nude, as you see on the easel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 09:31 AM (fuK7c)


No, actually, I don't see that.

Posted by: RickZ at March 13, 2018 09:36 AM (eaxB8)

21 He's painting the girl nude, as you see on the easel. She's ducking for privacy. What I don't get is how she got her corset laced that fast, because she's clearly uncorseted on the easel and strapped down as we see her here.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018

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What's on the easel he did when they worked at the last session. Now she's arrived for today and is about to get a buffo.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:37 AM (PLO14)

22 Sniper left his guns above the door.

Posted by: dantesed at March 13, 2018 09:37 AM (88xKn)

23
Candy Bar Commercial - a limerick

The charming, delightful Miss Vickers
Sometimes she gripes and she bickers
A grouchy harrumph!
Oh my, what a grump
She's just not herself without knickers

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2018 09:37 AM (wPiJc)

24 Maybe it is progress from a previous session and she has yet to undress for this one.

That is entirely plausible.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 09:37 AM (fuK7c)

25 Tillerson's sole accomplishment as Sec of State was actively undermining his boss, calling him an idiot to boot. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (2NqXo)

26 the model has short hair
the painting has long

so new painting?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (hMwEB)

27 Yep an unannounced caller when c'est artiste painting en nude.

But the dude is pro-2d Amendment. look at the crossed muskets.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (ENmf2)

28 What the heck is he looking at? The show is behind him.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (rBnYq)

29 Nice firearm decorations above the window drapes

Posted by: CN at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (5gaNQ)

30 I do like Feraz de Almeida. The whole Parisienne school in Brazil. The girls are wonderful and the light is done so well. His countryside paintings have a real love to them too.

It is a shame he was killed at such a young age

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM (2K6fY)

31 26 the model has short hair
the painting has long

so new painting?
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018

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The model has her hair pinned up. No doubt it comes down when the clothes come off.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (PLO14)

32 Art that winks at the viewer. I like it.

Today's art reminded me of this one. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

https://tinyurl.com/y8g65xlv

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (nwqNw)

33 I thought there was a window in the background but on second look it's a painting! Well played, Almeida Junior.

I love there's a narrative going on, and that the composition of the painting helps tell that narrative. Very cool choice!

Posted by: LizLem at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (ozavF)

34 Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?

Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

35 I like the variety of art here. As long is we never go the modern art route I'm on board.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (U+nHb)

36 >>>>Yep an unannounced caller when c'est artiste painting en nude.

But the dude is pro-2d Amendment. look at the crossed muskets.




Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM
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.How does he reach them? I don't see a ladder.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (+Dllb)

37 "No, I DON'T want to know how many will be saved! Please stopping ringing my doorbell!"

Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (oyCqX)

38 Is he looking for the model and she's having second thoughts? He did her head first and now she has to disrobe?

Posted by: ghost of kari at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (eY/ez)

39 I think someone has come calling at the door and the intrusion is not welcome.


Husbands generally are unwelcome at that point.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (hrMmk)

40 Willowed re: Ahnold suing Big Oil for murder:

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The majority of explosions in his movies? Gasoline.



Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:28 AM (hrMmk)



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*
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transporting the blu-rays across the world on big ships and 18
wheelers, heating and cooling the theaters all around the world, etc.

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41 Long hair, perhaps she decided on a new bob after last session.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (ENmf2)

42 Parisian. Whatever.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (2K6fY)

43 Why is she wearing galoshes?
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fresh in from walking the dogs?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 09:40 AM (rBnYq)

44 I like when you have to make shit up about what's going on. I have a very vivid imagination. Morning horde.

Its his gay lover, because of course lets ruin everything.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:40 AM (70cRb)

45 I think Tillerson was too status quo for Trump
iirc he didn't like the Jerusalem move, right?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018 09:40 AM (hMwEB)

46 Why is she wearing galoshes?

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That is what I thought at first, but she is wearing stockings.

There is an air of whimsy that I like, and the rendition is very nice and lifelike.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 13, 2018 09:41 AM (roQNm)

47 This painting makes me feel . . . naughty.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at March 13, 2018 09:41 AM (OLUGr)

48 Its his gay lover, because of course lets ruin everything.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:40 AM (70cRb)

It's *her* gay lover.

Posted by: ghost of kari at March 13, 2018 09:41 AM (eY/ez)

49 But the dude is pro-2d Amendment. look at the crossed muskets.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:38 AM
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.
.How does he reach them? I don't see a ladder.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman


Those are "safe queens".

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:41 AM (hrMmk)

50 43 Why is she wearing galoshes?
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fresh in from walking the dogs?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018

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Since the big thing in the background is a painting and is not showing the actual weather outside, perhaps it's a rainy day and she came splashing up the walk for today's session.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (PLO14)

51 Looking forward to the new Ron Howard produced TV docudrama , Genius- Picasso.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (A4DFu)

52 45: Happy he's gone, myself. I think more of the publicly critical types should be tossed out as unceremoniously as possible

Posted by: CN at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (5gaNQ)

53 Nice painting, fun speculating !

What kind of skin - rug is that on the floor in right foreground ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - help us, pixy misa, you're our only hope! at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (e11dj)

54 I thought they were boots too but they are knee high socks

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (hMwEB)

55 >>>>>I think Tillerson was too status quo for Trump

iirc he didn't like the Jerusalem move, right?


Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018 09:40 AM
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.
.He did not. He tried to throw a wet blanket over Trump's announcement about moving the embassy.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (+Dllb)

56 Sacre bleu! Votre mari arrive!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (c/EDo)

57 No kidding. Real naughty! That is a very nice rug there, and the lighting is just perfect for a nooner.

Posted by: goon at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (EaQ6/)

58
What kind of skin - rug is that on the floor in right foreground ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - help us, pixy misa, you're our only hope! at March 13, 2018

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With that back stripe, looks like a badger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (PLO14)

59 I like this one.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (r9UYA)

60 Boy you guys have Arnold by the shot hairs and won't let go.

Boy has he lost his physic.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (70cRb)

61 Ooh la, la!

Posted by: Archer at March 13, 2018 09:43 AM (gbWkA)

62 34
Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?

Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)
She's apparently a fan of waterboarding, that alone wins me over.

Posted by: WeBoned! at March 13, 2018 09:44 AM (EfEQe)

63 37 "No, I DON'T want to know how many will be saved! Please stopping ringing my doorbell!"

If it's Jehovahs Witnesses or Mormon missionaries, that explains a lot!

Posted by: LizLem at March 13, 2018 09:44 AM (ozavF)

64 What kind of skin - rug is that on the floor in right foreground ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez
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I think it is a fur neck-piece. A stole, I would call it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (c/EDo)

65 Those are her socks, not galoshes ... though to be fair, that was my first thought, too.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - help us, pixy misa, you're our only hope! at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (e11dj)

66 A far better portrait of this young lady than the recently unveiled portraits of Barky and Mrs. Barky in the Smithsonian.

Posted by: Boots at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (EBwPV)

67 What kind of skin - rug is that on the floor in right foreground ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - help us, pixy misa, you're our only hope! at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (e11dj)

It's a beaver, natch.

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Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (lKs2v)

69 This is a french Rockwell.

Posted by: Archer at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (gbWkA)

70 What kind of skin - rug is that on the floor in right foreground ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - help us, pixy misa, you're our only hope! at March 13, 2018 09:42 AM (e11dj)

A weasel. No, really looks like a badger.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (ClrTw)

71 The painting of the folds in her garment are photorealistic. Damned talented guy, Jose was.

Posted by: goon at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (EaQ6/)

72 70 This is a french Rockwell.

Posted by: Archer at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (gbWkA)

Yes! Exactly.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (hMwEB)

73 The Inopportune WHAT? It's a freakin' adjective, give it something to modify!

(Also, what the hell is going on in that picture? Shouldn't she be nude?)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (RD7QR)

74 Lovely lass with the raven tresses, slim cinched waist, and black knee-highs, "Oh drat that pesky Paolo again! Tell him.. oh tell him I joined a convent."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (ENmf2)

75 Damn here I go again. Its SHORT hairs.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (70cRb)

76 When does she get nekid?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (+Dllb)

77 Boy you guys have Arnold by the shot hairs and won't let go.

Boy has he lost his physic.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


Hard to look 21 when you are 71.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (hrMmk)

78 Secret rendezvous have a long history in art. Rococo artists made whole careers out of the theme.

https://tinyurl.com/y8qscssl

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (nwqNw)

79 A weasel. No, really looks like a badger.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (ClrTw)

Its a cat! No a bear!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (70cRb)

80
But the dude is pro-2d Amendment. look at the crossed muskets.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Grey Fox could ID those for us.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (cp1if)

81 >>Win fabulous prizes!*

Can you be more specific on the fabulous prizes part?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

82 All that is missing from the artist*s goofy hat is a propeller.

Posted by: Archer at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (gbWkA)

83 Thats a giant spider on the floor!!! Ruuuuuuun!!!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (70cRb)

84 CBD, this is a great painting. Wowsa!!

Interesting tidbit about the artist: Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (hyuyC)

85 Hard to look 21 when you are 71.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:46 AM (hrMmk)

Welcome to MY world.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (ClrTw)

86 80 A weasel. No, really looks like a badger.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:45 AM (ClrTw)

Its a cat! No a bear!"

This is Trump's studio.

That's Rex Tillerson on the floor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (V2Yro)

87 Trump took questions while walking to Marine One. Simply said Tillerson was a good guy but that he and Trump had different views of certain things and he and Pompeo are in sync with policies.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (iq2ae)

88 is that a honey badger pelt on the ground identifying as a bear rug?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (0O7c5)

89 Not art. Paintings containing paintings of trees are not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (CPk08)

90 Today's art reminded me of this one. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

https://tinyurl.com/y8g65xlv

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (nwqNw)

He sure worked a lot into that one.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (0+nbW)

91 My skin doesn't look nearly as wrinkled as Arnolds. That's why I stay fat!

Posted by: goon at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (EaQ6/)

92 Which would be worse for the painter to be looking at right here: his own wife, or the model's husband?

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (mk7Bj)

93 If this is Trump's studio, then that pelt belongs to "Crying Jimmy" Acosta.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (ENmf2)

94 Not art. Paintings containing paintings of trees are not art.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (CPk0
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It's meta-art

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (oMtOd)

95 "Sure, honey. You disrobe, whilst I discreetly turn and gaze behind this curtain, out the window (which is really a mirror....)"

Good morning people and bots and Bob at NSA.

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97 82 >>Win fabulous prizes!*

Can you be more specific on the fabulous prizes part?
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (/tuJf)



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Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (lKs2v)

98 "Land-shark!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (aVX8F)

99 It's really quite thrilling to almost be caught doing something naughty.

In fact, some say that most of the attraction of adultery is the chance of getting caught.

In flagrante delicto

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (ClrTw)

100 Its a cat! No a bear!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:47 AM (70cRb)

Anteater.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (0+nbW)

101 93 Which would be worse for the painter to be looking at right here: his own wife, or the model's husband?

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (mk7Bj)

Depends on the wife. The next thing I saw if it was Heidi was my own beating heart in her hands.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (70cRb)

102 34 Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?
Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

Somebody on the last thread said she ran a black site in Thailand, which gives me hope that she waterboarded a haji or two. A real resume' enhancer, IMHO. I want my spies to be willing to break out the pliers should the need arise.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

103 85 CBD, this is a great painting. Wowsa!!

Interesting tidbit about the artist: Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 09:48 AM (hyuyC)


Ah ok...that explains this painting then.

Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (Enq6K)

104 103 34 Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?
Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

Somebody on the last thread said she ran a black site in Thailand, which gives me hope that she waterboarded a haji or two. A real resume' enhancer, IMHO. I want my spies to be willing to break out the pliers should the need arise.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (RD7QR)



Jumper cables to the junk.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (lKs2v)

105 Senior was very tall and like to hunt

Posted by: REDACTED at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (VWsDy)

106 Boy has he lost his physic.


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Hmm, I Know I Had It Yesterday - a limerick

Seems Ahnold has lost his physique
His magic, his panache, his mystique
I think we soon shall find
That he also lost his mind
Let's face it, the dude is a gique!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (wPiJc)

107 Being an artist sometimes has its advantages.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (sX1BW)

108 >>> Can you be more specific on the fabulous prizes part?

Ampersands.

Posted by: fluffy at March 13, 2018 09:53 AM (cHbmY)

109 91 Today's art reminded me of this one. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

https://tinyurl.com/y8g65xlv

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (nwqNw)

He sure worked a lot into that one.
Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (0+nbW)

Hogarth's paintings are entire novels and fun to look at. There is a lot of detail and you really need to study them to get the full meaning. His works critique contemporary British society and many consider him the father of the political cartoon.

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2018 09:53 AM (nwqNw)

110 Posted by: LizLem at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (ozavF)

I thought the same until I saw the frame.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 13, 2018 09:53 AM (rp9xB)

111 >>64 37 "No, I DON'T want to know how many will be saved! Please stopping ringing my doorbell!"

If it's Jehovahs Witnesses or Mormon missionaries, that explains a lot!

Our front doormat says GO AWAY

https://www.amazon.com/Kempf-Go-Away-Doormat-1-Inch/dp/B000I1UYXO

Seems to work.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

112 Jumper cables to the junk.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (lKs2v)
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Booooooooring!

Posted by: Shep! at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (vg8iE)

113 >>> Can you be more specific on the fabulous prizes part?

Ampersands.

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Get out of barrel free card.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (sX1BW)

114 Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2018 09:52 AM (wPiJc)



Nice! And that how you spell physique.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (70cRb)

115 love this.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (/ikqi)

116 : Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife.
Posted by: NaCly
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Ah. Well that answers that. Disturbingly, it was the very assumption made by most of us.

OTOH, it merely means that the artist successfully conveyed his message.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (w1zJX)

117 In fact, some say that most of the attraction of adultery is the chance of getting caught.


FTS. Too much drama.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 09:55 AM (hrMmk)

118 Now that you mention it, that does look like the pattern for an anteater's fur. And artist is from Brazil.

A fully grown anteater is a pretty big and shaggy creature in real life with three-inch that seem to be three feet long claws on the front paws.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:55 AM (ENmf2)

119 OK, I like this a lot.

I think someone has come calling at the door and the intrusion is not welcome.

He's painting the girl nude, as you see on the easel. She's ducking for privacy. What I don't get is how she got her corset laced that fast, because she's clearly uncorseted on the easel and strapped down as we see her here.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 09:31 AM (fuK7c)


I like this painting too, though I wish the girl were a redhead. In any event, it reminds me of a joke:

An artist's model arrives at his studio. "I was out very late last night," the artist tells her, "and I'm really too tired to work. Why don't you just sit down and have a cup of coffee with me?"

So the model pours herself a cup and the two are chatting when suddenly they hear heavy footsteps on the stairway.

"Oh, my God, that's my wife!" the artist panics. "Quick, take your clothes off!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

120 I'd assume the artist is looking at his front door behind the drapes. (His studio faces a lake.) Somebody's not happy his girl is posing for an artiste.

Posted by: Corona at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (2bC+G)

121 Wait...so he's a Peeping Tom who paints who he's peeping, and she's a Peeping Tomisina who likes to strip while she's peeping?

Because he ain't painting the girl with the short hair, as his painting clearly shows.

This painting has mental problems.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (jjaLl)

122 Interesting tidbit about the artist: Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife.


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Is it okay to laugh? Because I laughed at that. Especially after seeing this 'in opportune' piece.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (roQNm)

123 Interesting tidbit about the artist: Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife."

How I visualize the last scene of Jose Ferraz de Almeida, Junior's life: He's in a studio like this one, and in bursts a man wearing a beret, holding a knife and sounding like the French soldiers in Holy Grail - "AH TODE YOU! AH TODE YOU WADD WOULD HAPPEN YOU SMELLY PERSON!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (V2Yro)

124 Our front doormat says GO AWAY


Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

I've seen one says "Come Back With a Warrant".

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (ClrTw)

125 Which would be worse for the painter to be looking at right here: his own wife, or the model's husband?

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 09:49 AM (mk7Bj)


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NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Those deputies listened to the kids screaming as they were shot at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (sQx3i)

126 Tillerson was no Clinton at SOS.

Thankfully.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 09:57 AM (sX1BW)

127 I'm guessing the painting he's working on is the one she's hiding behind.

This was going to be a CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL view.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:58 AM (ClrTw)

128 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (kqsXK)

Laughed.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 09:58 AM (70cRb)

129 so this painting is like a mans mistress's photo on his iPhone today.

but a lot more work.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 09:58 AM (/ikqi)

130 127 Tillerson was no Clinton at SOS.

Thankfully.
Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 09:57 AM (sX1BW)

It's an important post. If the president can't work with him then he needs to go.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

131 The skin on the floor is an anteater.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (2K6fY)

132 My favorite door sign, on a neighbors house:

"FRIENDS WELCOME ANYTIME!"
"RELATIVES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

133 I've seen one says "Come Back With a Warrant".
Posted by: jakee308
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Our neighbor's is a Duke University mat. I wipe my feet on it assiduously. He hasn't grasped the irony.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (w1zJX)

134 Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?
Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

Somebody on the last thread said she ran a black site in Thailand, which gives me hope that she waterboarded a haji or two. A real resume' enhancer, IMHO. I want my spies to be willing to break out the pliers should the need arise.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 09:51 AM (RD7QR)

The LEFT HATES her, so just becauses of that, she's got my vote

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (5y11N)

135 Husband was laughing like a maniac before I left for work. He was watching MSNBC.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (zRZaJ)

136 "No Mom, I'm not feeling good. I just want to be left alone right now."

Posted by: goodluckduck at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (rwaEp)

137 Killed by his cousin. Because of the artist's continued affair with his wife.


Which is a bullshit reason for murder. If your wife is stepping out on you it's because you're not bringing it in some important way.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (fuK7c)

138 "FRIENDS WELCOME ANYTIME!"
"RELATIVES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (V2Yro)

He's met my family then.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (70cRb)

139 By the way my assistant i s named Gina and she is as right wing as me. Her Dad and My Dad were friends and her dad is a Marine and ex-cop.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (5y11N)

140 Posted by: Jewells45 at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (zRZaJ)


MSNBC is laughing at him for giving them ratings.

Posted by: ha at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (MAstk)

141 This is so eye-searing, they have ramped up the "kawaii" factor by at least a thousand and in fact hit "kowai." *twitch*

http://www.ufunk.net/en/food/kawaii-monster-cafe-tokyo/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (ENmf2)

142 An affair sounds like a lot of work. I'm smart enough to know that I'm not clever enough to get away with something like that. A guy might be able to outthink his wife, but unlike dudes, women talk about their relationships all the time. You don't just have to outwit her, you have to outwit all her friends too.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (mk7Bj)

143 Rex fired. You know what this means.

Posted by: Guy who says "You know what this means" without knowing what this means at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (vUQ3Z)

144 Firing Tillerson is obstruction of justice or turmoil in the administration or kowtowing to the NRA.

The meme on this one may well cause CNN to generate cold fusion.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (XrCyE)

145
Neighbors door sign, at back door, "Back Door Friends Are The Best"

They're kinda old so maybe aren't current on Urban Dictionary type phrases.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (LOgQ4)

146 Gina Haspel has a bit of a naughty librarian look. She makes me feel funny "down there".

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at March 13, 2018 10:02 AM (OLUGr)

147 Which is a bullshit reason for murder. If your wife is stepping out on you it's because you're not bringing it in some important way.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
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"I killed her because I loved her!"

It happens.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:02 AM (9tO1t)

148 144 Rex fired. You know what this means.

Posted by: Guy who says "You know what this means" without knowing what this means at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (vUQ3Z)

Lol'd

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:02 AM (70cRb)

149 Hammer, got your books yet that you ordered off the Sunday book thread?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:03 AM (ENmf2)

150 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (fuK7c)

that's usually true but some women crave attention and get bored easily.

Plus refer to my previous post about the excitement that occurs in having an affair.

It does add a bit of extra spice to the relationship.

Being married is so NORMAL.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:03 AM (ClrTw)

151 UNLESS YOU HAVE FREE BEER OR AMMO, GO AWAY.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:03 AM (70cRb)

152 "Oh, my God, that's my wife!" the artist panics. "Quick, take your clothes off!"


That's teh funny.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:03 AM (fuK7c)

153 but unlike dudes, women talk about their relationships all the time.
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I remain astonished by that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)

154 151 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:00 AM (fuK7c)

that's usually true but some women crave attention and get bored easily.

Plus refer to my previous post about the excitement that occurs in having an affair.

It does add a bit of extra spice to the relationship.

Being married is so NORMAL.
Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:03 AM (ClrTw)

So do you and the missus love pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?

Posted by: Rupert Holmes at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (RD7QR)

155 MSNBC is laughing at him for giving them ratings.

Oh he doesn't stay there long. He will also check CNN out on a daily basis. He likes watching their heads explode.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 13, 2018 10:05 AM (zRZaJ)

156 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)

For real. To anybody and everybody.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (ClrTw)

157 "Champagne for everyone then Rupert?"

Oh wait this ain't Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (ENmf2)

158 If the end of my dick had a hairdo it would then look like Joy Behar or if you shaved Joy's head she would look like the end of my DICK.

Posted by: R. DUKE at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (O2LSH)

159 144 Rex fired. You know what this means.
Posted by: Guy who says "You know what this means" without knowing what this means at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (vUQ3Z)

You know who else fired people?

Posted by: CNN at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (72PAC)

160 Now that you mention it, that does look like the pattern for an anteater's fur. And artist is from Brazil.

A fully grown anteater is a pretty big and shaggy creature in real life with three-inch that seem to be three feet long claws on the front paws.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 09:55 AM (ENmf2)

I figured either anteater or....wolverine.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (0+nbW)

161 157 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)

For real. To anybody and everybody.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:06 AM (ClrTw)

And loudly in coffee houses.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM (70cRb)

162 Just spitballin' here, but it's probably a bad career move to go on 60 Minutes and say that you are the only one that decides of you leave...if you work for Donald Trump.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM (XrCyE)

163 I love that tiny flash of bare knee. Risque stuff.

Side notes: The Police Gazette magazine was around for almost a century. In its early days, it was a magazine for manly men into sports and adventure and pretty girls. The sight of a knee or a calf or an ankle was a wolf-whistle, hubba-hubba moment. Fun to read even now.

Posted by: troyriser at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM (K8f5g)

164 I remain astonished by that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)
Well, we don't talk about the naughty bits..maybe only to really close friends.

Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM (a0IVu)

165 Bombogenesis sounds like a good name for a Ska band.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

166 Our neighbor's is a Duke University mat. I wipe my feet on it assiduously. He hasn't grasped the irony.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (w1zJX)



Step in dog shit first.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:08 AM (lKs2v)

167 Hammer, got your books yet that you ordered off the Sunday book thread?
Posted by: Anna Puma
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They're in a holding pattern over Memphis, it seems. Media mail is a tad slow, but the price is right. Besides, I continue to slog through Churchill. Volume 5 now.

Mussolini is still alive, and the Hun still holds Rome, with allies moving north. Overlord in the build-up phase.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (cp1if)

168 166 Bombogenesis sounds like a good name for a Ska band.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

I thought thats what Isis feels before seeing Allah.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (70cRb)

169 >>>>
I remain astonished by that.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)
Well, we don't talk about the naughty bits..maybe only to really close friends.



Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM
.
.
.Depends on the woman I guess as I have inadvertently overheard some extremely naughty conversations women were having.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (+Dllb)

170 So Rex Tillerson was fired? Dang.. I liked him but I guess he wasn't working out for the President..I do like the fact he is willing to fire people though. Refreshing change for the public sector.

Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (a0IVu)

171 So worthless, corrupt, vile piece of human garbage Robert Mueller is now investigating conspiracy to defraud the government. That must mean he's investigating himself, right?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (nBr1j)

172 Our neighbor's is a Duke University mat. I wipe my feet on it assiduously. He hasn't grasped the irony.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (w1zJX)

What size do you wear? I'll send some boots....pre-soiled.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 10:10 AM (0+nbW)

173 I remain astonished by that.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:04 AM (9tO1t)

And when questioned will say with a straight face that they don't tell anyone their business.

When you already know by their very own words that they've spilled whatever beans there are to spill to a whole bunch of her friends at work.

How does that work?

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:10 AM (ClrTw)

174 168 Hammer, got your books yet that you ordered off the Sunday book thread?
Posted by: Anna Puma
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They're in a holding pattern over Memphis, it seems. Media mail is a tad slow, but the price is right. Besides, I continue to slog through Churchill. Volume 5 now.

Mussolini is still alive, and the Hun still holds Rome, with allies moving north. Overlord in the build-up phase.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (cp1if)

Advocating the Italian campaign was one of Churchill's big mistakes. Should have just cut them off and bombed them.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:10 AM (RD7QR)

175 125 Our front doormat says GO AWAY

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

I've seen one says "Come Back With a Warrant".

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 09:56 AM (ClrTw)


Long ago, I had a doormat that read:
"Have a nice day

Somewhere else"

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 13, 2018 10:10 AM (NL6wI)

176 If your wife is stepping out on you it's because you're not bringing it in some important way.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


So it's ok for you to step out on the mother of your children once she's no longer bringing it in some important way?


Just trying to get an understanding of the game rules.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 10:11 AM (hrMmk)

177 I wonder if one of the possible reasons Tillerson got fired is because State is dragging their feet on stuff like the Jerusalem move and such and Trump is tired of the pace.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:11 AM (lKs2v)

178 Market up .5 percent

Dick's down almost 9 percent.

Dick's is blown. Buhbye.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:11 AM (r9UYA)

179 Our front doormat says GO AWAY

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

LOL, so does ours.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:12 AM (5y11N)

180 Our neighbor's is a Duke University mat. I wipe my feet on it assiduously. He hasn't grasped the irony.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 09:59 AM (w1zJX)

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I know a number of Duke grads, and that sounds about right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Those deputies listened to the kids screaming as they were shot at March 13, 2018 10:12 AM (sQx3i)

181 Bomb-o-Genesis, a Phil Collins tribute band?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:13 AM (ENmf2)

182 I wonder if one of the possible reasons Tillerson got fired is because State is dragging their feet on stuff like the Jerusalem move and such and Trump is tired of the pace.
Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:11 AM (lKs2v)

That and other things and remember tillerson NEVER denied calling The President a Moron. NOT a good career move

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:13 AM (5y11N)

183 Our front doormat says GO AWAY

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 09:54 AM (r9UYA)

LOL, so does ours.
Posted by: Nevergiveup


I had one that said "Welcome".

Flip side said, "Not Welcome".

Welcome side never saw the light of day.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 10:13 AM (hrMmk)

184 Where's Insomniac? Isn't he falling behind? he'll never be firstest at this rate.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 13, 2018 10:13 AM (70cRb)

185 Advocating the Italian campaign was one of Churchill's big mistakes. Should have just cut them off and bombed them.
Posted by: joncelli
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That assumes air bases within range.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:14 AM (QxXRY)

186 The Italicans have invaded the sidebar.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:14 AM (lKs2v)

187 I never had a thrill from the possibility of getting caught in flagrante delicto. Such secondary excitement is not required if you're getting enough from the basic act; otherwise seems kinda perverse!

When I was significantly younger, and not the wise paragon of virtue I am today, once, just once, and only briefly, I became entangled with a woman whose husband was mean and had kicked her out. That was her story. I quickly found out a) her husband was actually a really good guy and 2) she was that into which one should know not to stick it.

One of the few times I found myself randomly wandering and ended up in a church. To my amazement got some answers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmarty at March 13, 2018 10:14 AM (NsI03)

188 Just spitballin' here, but it's probably a bad career move to go on 60 Minutes and say that you are the only one that decides of you leave...if you work for Donald Trump.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM
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Yep. Also not a good idea to call the president an idiot.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 13, 2018 10:15 AM (HiDrR)

189 186 Advocating the Italian campaign was one of Churchill's big mistakes. Should have just cut them off and bombed them.
Posted by: joncelli
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That assumes air bases within range.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:14 AM (QxXRY)

That's what Sicily is for. Plus wine and fiery Sicilian chicks.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:15 AM (RD7QR)

190 Am reading about this Ms. Gina Haspel and she sounds bad ass. Her use of 'torture' on al Qaedah members in Thailand had some members of our senate in vapors apparently. Bastards have not seen how muslim extremists torture and peddle in child sex slavery rings in SEA - they can STFU

Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (a0IVu)

191 Ahem

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (fuK7c)

192 My best guess on Tillerson is that since the next investigations will be of State, the oil industry lawsuits going forward are a biiiiiig weakness.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (MIKMs)

193 Oh my, Bander...

Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (a0IVu)

194 That assumes air bases within range.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:14 AM (QxXRY)

Libya?

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (0+nbW)

195 Deja vu

Posted by: RioBravo at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (5NMZN)

196 192. TL; DR

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (7O9iu)

197 >>Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (fuK7c)

Grab your snorkel, you're going on a trip to the barrel.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (/tuJf)

198 Rex fired. You know what this means.

Posted by: Guy who says "You know what this means" without knowing what this means at March 13, 2018 10:01 AM (vUQ3Z)


No, I don't and you don't which makes two of us here who don't who actually admit the we don't know.

For the internet this is something astounding, really.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (hLRSq)

199 I know a number of Duke grads, and that sounds about right.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Charlie Rose at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (QxXRY)

200 191 Am reading about this Ms. Gina Haspel and she sounds bad ass. Her use of 'torture' on al Qaedah members in Thailand had some members of our senate in vapors apparently. Bastards have not seen how muslim extremists torture and peddle in child sex slavery rings in SEA - they can STFU
Posted by: IC at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (a0IVu)

She might have to be a recess appointment. Too bad, CIA has needed an ass-kicker at DCI for awhile now.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:17 AM (RD7QR)

201 Barrel: "Come hither, Bandersnatch!"

Posted by: IrishEi at March 13, 2018 10:18 AM (HiDrR)

202 Buzzion, can you tell me what my username is in the HQ bracket pool?

Site would let me login and the email I entered my email incorrectly when I signed up.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 13, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)

203 You gotta luv the nice gigantic spider rug.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (GdWl+)

204 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (fuK7c)

That's you, doing a triple lindy right into the barrel.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (hLRSq)

205 Time to joint the slithey toves in the barrel, Bander.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (RD7QR)

206 Oh Bandersnatch...


To the Barrel pronto. Now that was a Triple Lolz.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (ENmf2)

207 Score at the end of the first quarter:

Phone - 1

Bandersnatch - 0

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Those deputies listened to the kids screaming as they were shot at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (sQx3i)

208 I think someone just signed up for barrel copy/paste lessons.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (rBnYq)

209 There's no fucking way I just did that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

210 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:16 AM (fuK7c)


Have fun in the barrel.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:20 AM (lKs2v)

211 204. At the time, anteater merkins were all the rage. The original Brazilian.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at March 13, 2018 10:20 AM (7O9iu)

212 There's no fucking way I just did that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

Are you claiming that you were hacked by Russian bots?

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 10:20 AM (mk7Bj)

213 There's no fucking way I just did that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

That's what they all say.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (0+nbW)

214 So, I go away to get shot at the allergist and Rexxon is... OUT?!

Carramba!

Actually, the entire State Dept. could've been fired first.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (fTKv+)

215 Add some of Hil's diapers to the barrel stat!

That was a pretty epic fail post.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (r9UYA)

216 Fine. I was going along thinking "oh, who could possibly have done this?" and was thinking about barrel taunting. And then it was me.

I'll go away for a while.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (fuK7c)

217 203 Buzzion, can you tell me what my username is in the HQ bracket pool?

Site would let me login and the email I entered my email incorrectly when I signed up.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 13, 2018 10:18 AM (72PAC)


WhatssSeawolf

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (lKs2v)

218 Bander . Thanks for the recap.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (N3JsI)

219 LMRO, Bander two timed us.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (/ikqi)

220 Ok, thanks to sidebar, NOW I understand what happened to Sheriff David Clarke.

TL;DR summary - Black Man's Kryptonite, Muslim Version.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (k1TUh)

221 >>Actually, the entire State Dept. could've been fired first.

Patience.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (r9UYA)

222 Depends on the woman I guess as I have inadvertently overheard some extremely naughty conversations women were having.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (+Dllb)

I worked as a restaurant dishwasher 17 years ago when I was getting back on my feet, recovering from alcoholism and all that went with it. I was surrounded by women throughout the day.

After awhile, they forgot I was there. I'm a former paratrooper, I've worked construction, and some of the stuff I heard from those ladies makes guy talk pale in comparison. Women are far more graphic and detailed than men when it comes to talking about the naughty bits.

Posted by: troyriser at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (K8f5g)

223 If the Allies had had air mobility for the Italian campaign and the moxy to use it along with air superiority, things might have been a wee bit different. But Italy is a crenelated nightmare built for defense, except Hannibal marched around it for awhile.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (ENmf2)

224 WhatssSeawolf
Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:21 AM (lKs2v)

Thanks. 4 hours of sleep will do that to you.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (72PAC)

225 Let he who has never copied & pasted the entire thread throw the first stone.


*quietly puts stone back in pile.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (hrMmk)

226
That and other things and remember tillerson NEVER denied calling The President a Moron. NOT a good career move

Posted by: Nevergiveup


I think that if a reporter came up to me and asked an over-the-top question like that I wouldn't answer either.

It's the equivalent of being asked, "Do you still beat your wife?"

I gave him a pass on that, because reporters are scumbags.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (LOgQ4)

227 Bander, Bander, Bander...


Remember to not touch anything inside the Barrel, especially that glowing thingy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (GdWl+)

228 210 There's no fucking way I just did that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:19 AM (fuK7c)


Did what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (ikoCs)

229 I guess that was an "Inopportune" copy and paste for Bandersnatch.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (ENmf2)

230 On Tillerson leaving State:

I don't know what it means. Trump does have a habit of hiring people and letting them go after they have completed a task as well as a reputation for firing people who do not work out. I had read that under Tillerson quite a number of people had resigned/retired/been pushed out from State. Whether that was his task, to purge Foggy Bottom, I do not know.

I suspect we will learn much later what the actual reasons were.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (hLRSq)

231 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:22 AM (ENmf2)

And Mark Clark was the wrong choice to lead it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (5y11N)

232 PDT: It was the Iran deal. I thought it was terrible, he thought it was okay.

BOOM

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:24 AM (r9UYA)

233 Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
That assumes air bases within range.

BignJames
Libya?

Sardinia and Corsica would be the strategically correct bypass. Or only occupy Italy to the Foggia airbase complex to support Tito. The Yugoslavian theater tied up a lot of Axis troops

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 10:24 AM (hyuyC)

234 no fair, Bander still has to clean the barrel!

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:24 AM (/ikqi)

235 Maybe the model realizes the artist is painting her naked body but not her head and face. That could account for weirdness.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (nBr1j)

236 >>Did what?

Now why would you go and remove it? He should have to wear it like a cone of shame my dog has to wear after a bad trip to the vet.

How will they learn without shame and abuse?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (/tuJf)

237 no fair, Bander still has to clean the barrel!


I am cleaning it. Some of you have...unconventional views on hygiene.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (fuK7c)

238 ...........bandersnatch's # tag is awesome...how did i never notice it before?


Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (0O7c5)

239 Side notes: The Police Gazette magazine was around for almost a century. In its early days, it was a magazine for manly men into sports and adventure and pretty girls. The sight of a knee or a calf or an ankle was a wolf-whistle, hubba-hubba moment. Fun to read even now.

Posted by: troyriser at March 13, 2018 10:07 AM (K8f5g)


There's a 1972 book about the Gazette. It's OK, but not as good as it could have been:

https://tinyurl.com/y72d38rr

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 10:26 AM (kqsXK)

240 135 Anyone know this Gina person taking over at CIA?
Posted by: Tami Commenter at March 13, 2018 09:39 AM (Enq6K)

No but I'll keep an eye out for her

Posted by: Abu Zubaydah at March 13, 2018 10:26 AM (VWsDy)

241 watches Bander sway on the edge of the barrel, Oregon grabs his coat tail and pulls him back.

now, i just want to know Oregon will still be there when it's my turn.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:26 AM (/ikqi)

242 Test

Posted by: Kreplach at March 13, 2018 10:26 AM (UfMVm)

243 The point was that murdering the lover is not kosher. If she has one it's for reasons.
=====================


I don't know if I agree, Bander. One woman I'm friends with simply isn't monogamous. She busted up two marriages with outside sex and finally realized she needs to ixnay on the marriage-ay and just have boyfriends. Another woman I know who was caught recently says in a confused sort of way that she had no good reason (her husband is a good husband, in other words), except she was not ready to give up her youth and become middle-aged. That's no reason, that's a self-delusion.

So, some people aren't cut out for marriage and some delude themselves. Maybe some have "reasons", but I bet that's a small minority.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 10:26 AM (rBnYq)

244 231 On Tillerson leaving State:

I don't know what it means. Trump does have a habit of hiring people and letting them go after they have completed a task as well as a reputation for firing people who do not work out. I had read that under Tillerson quite a number of people had resigned/retired/been pushed out from State. Whether that was his task, to purge Foggy Bottom, I do not know.

I suspect we will learn much later what the actual reasons were.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2018 10:23 AM (hLRSq)

Any cleaning at Foggy Bottom is a good thing. And if Tillerson wasn't on board with Iran and Korea policy then he was an impediment. Pompeo is a good guy, and seems to be a Trump guy, so hopefully he'll muck out the stalls at State and get people supporting the president rather than undermining him.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

245 *waves to Bander in the Barrel*

I just texted him to let him know what he did. If he does not reply forthwith, I am calling him.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at March 13, 2018 10:27 AM (mf5HN)

246 Now why would you go and remove it?


Do you know how many of Pixy's hamsters it takes to hold up a comment that size? The Hamster Union said it violated a lot of their contract.

They're all on break now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 13, 2018 10:27 AM (GdWl+)

247
I am cleaning it. Some of you have...unconventional views on hygiene.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (fuK7c)

oh so i see that you are a responsible peep, btw, clean all around the edges,the guys seem to like using the restroom there.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:28 AM (/ikqi)

248 Should I check previous thread to see if we are still refighting the Battle of Midway?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:29 AM (ENmf2)

249 alex, and he almost got away with it!

oregon had mercy, but Bander decided to be a good boy.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:29 AM (/ikqi)

250 I suspect we will learn much later what the actual reasons were.

-----------

I thought Tillerson an interesting and outside the box choice. I suppose I still do. We need people like that. But he did not seem to fit in with Trump and that is all that matters. I hope we see more people like Tillerson get these kinds of shots over career bureaucrats / representatives.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

251 Ask not for whom the barrel tolls

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I'm No Longer Selling ARs Until My $300 Ones Will Go For $1000 at March 13, 2018 10:30 AM (liCRz)

252 Should I check previous thread to see if we are still refighting the Battle of Midway?


I wasn't in the last thread. Which part of Midway are we fighting about?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

253 *waves to the Empress*

This is terrifying
http://www.ufunk.net/food/kawaii-monster-cafe-tokyo/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:30 AM (ENmf2)

254 Remember to not touch anything inside the Barrel, especially that glowing thingy.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster
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Looks like that thing on the floor in the painting, but, iridescent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (FJXGr)

255 I don't see how Tillerson could think the Iran deal was a good deal?

They are pretty open about What they'd like to do to our allie and Us.

so How could giving them hard cash and nuclear material be good?

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (/ikqi)

256 Which part?

Stanhope Ring getting Air Group 8 lost.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (ENmf2)

257
This Gina Haspel woman makes me want to foul the ficus big time.

She ran a waterboarding black site in Thailand, working over jihadis real good. Total dominatrix. And in Thailand too. Maybe she had a squad of waterboarding ladyboys... Just emasculate those goat-fsckers.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (8O3HH)

258 Tillerson did not speak to Trump before firing - The Hill

"unaware" of the reason behind his dismissal, according to a statement from Tillerson's top deputy.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (r9UYA)

259 My biggest complaint/frustration with Tillerson was that like all of the international Oil execs, he was way too forgiving an comfortable with the OPEC states (Arabs, Iranians, Venezuelans, etc) and had no use at all for the Jewish State, since they had no oil and thus were never of any interest to him. It showed in Tillerson's opposition to the Jerusalem announcement - Tillerson was guaranteed to take the Saudi view on any question like that.

Tillerson was as pro-Arab as any of the Bushies ever were.

(Obama was kind of weird - not actually all that friendly to the Arabs, but he LOVED him those Iranians.)

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (k1TUh)

260 Tillerson had to go, obviously, because of the impending doom brought by the Schwarzenegger lawsuits.

Posted by: This is CNN at March 13, 2018 10:32 AM (pMGkg)

261 Too many inopportune thoughts about the painting.

Looks like the painter in speaking to a person behind the privacy screen as the model is undressing. Not much definition or detail of her. Something does look out of perspective in the foreground. May need to clean my spectacles first.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 13, 2018 10:32 AM (pzA2L)

262 I have found that in packaging their San Marzano peeled tomatoes, the tomatoes in the 28oz cans are much meatier than the tomatoes in the 90 oz can. Why ??

Posted by: REDACTED at March 13, 2018 10:32 AM (VWsDy)

263
144 Rex fired. You know what this means.


I thought the go-to phrase was "You know who this helps?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2018 10:33 AM (pNxlR)

264 but Bander decided to be a good boy.
Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:29 AM (/ikqi)



I do not understand those words in that order.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at March 13, 2018 10:33 AM (mf5HN)

265 >>I thought Tillerson an interesting and outside the box choice. I suppose I still do. We need people like that. But he did not seem to fit in with Trump and that is all that matters. I hope we see more people like Tillerson get these kinds of shots over career bureaucrats / representatives.



Yes.
I think it's good to appoint people who have experience with negotiations where their company's success (not just their own personal success) depended on it. Politicians seem to be more focused on what negotiations does for their legacy - such as Kerry and Obama - and with that in mind, any deal is better than failure, even when it hurts US/other allies in the long run.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:33 AM (W+vEI)

266 I didn't like Tillerson, but eventually this revolving door of hiring and firing people is going to hurt Trump in front of voters. It looks like a WH that's in chaos and nobody knows what they're doing.

All of these people were hand picked by Trump. Remember when Trump told us he was going to be surrounded by the "best"?

Posted by: Apache at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (uc45P)

267 Tillerson was guaranteed to take the Saudi view on any question like that.

The Saudis do not care about Jerusalem beyond lip service.

They know the real threat lies across the Gulf from them, not in Israel.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (XrCyE)

268 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (k1TUh)

I wonder why was the left complaining about his appointment. Because TRUMP! or something more subtle, like quiet approval?

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (pzA2L)

269 Something tells me it's about to get all stabby in that studio.

Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (2Mnv1)

270 alex, perhaps he's working on a prize.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (/ikqi)

271 WSJ is gleefully reporting that Trumps personal bagman, some guy named John McAntee, was escorted out of the WH this morning without his coat, because of an "unspecified issue" in his background check. The man was hired immediately at Trump's campaign office.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 10:34 AM (rBnYq)

272 258 Tillerson did not speak to Trump before firing - The Hill

"unaware" of the reason behind his dismissal, according to a statement from Tillerson's top deputy."

Wafting faintly down the hall were the lingering echoes of the phrase, "YOU SUCK!!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (k1TUh)

273 so Trump Fires Tillerson because he has disagreements with him, Can I just say to all the Jeff SessionZZZZZZZZZ haters to take a gander at him firing the SoS! if he really didn't like the job Sessions was doing don't you tthink he would have shitcanned before Tillerson ?

Posted by: DeploraBOT at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (y3aQB)

274 (Obama was kind of weird - not actually all that friendly to the Arabs, but he LOVED him those Iranians.)
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:31 AM (k1TUh)

I get the strong sense Arabs are viewed with disdain by virtually everyone in the Middle East who are not Arabs. Iranians are always--always--correcting people about their own ethnicity and are insulted when referred to as Arabic. They're Persians, damn it. Get it right.

Posted by: troyriser at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (K8f5g)

275 *waves to Bander in the Barrel*

I just texted him to let him know what he did. If he does not reply forthwith, I am calling him.
Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at

March 13, 2018 10:27 AM (mf5HN)



Ummm, if anyone is jealous of me for being special friends with alex, you don't want to know about the threat I just got.

Just saying, with great benefits come great other things.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (fuK7c)

276 I don't see how Tillerson could think the Iran deal was a good deal?

Simple:

Tillerson = Exxon
Exxon = Oil
Oil = Arab Lover
Arab Lover = It's all Israel's fault
It's al Israel's Fault= Iran Plan good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (5y11N)

277 mebbe, Bander is going to make the barrel so nice it will be his new rendezvous hang out.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (/ikqi)

278 Tillerson beclowned himself with the Boy Scouts and gays long before he became Secretary of State. Fuck him.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 13, 2018 10:36 AM (398bZ)

279 The Italicans have invaded the sidebar.

Happy Rapey Tuesday, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:36 AM (ptqGC)

280 And the Persians have never forgiven that upstart Alexander the Great

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:36 AM (ENmf2)

281 >>This is terrifying


OMG - that blue jellyfish burger is straight out of SpongeBob Squarepants. Wonder how often customers have seizures from all that color/stimulation?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:36 AM (W+vEI)

282 >>Tillerson was as pro-Arab as any of the Bushies ever were.

With what has been happening in the Middle East recently I don't think the old rules are as relevant.

The new ruler in SA going to Egypt and visiting a Coptic Christian church was a huge step, reports of SA and Israel having secret meetings regarding fighting back against Iran and their proxies, etc.

Trump has really reset the dynamic in the Middle East and some of the long embedded hostilities seem to be easing bigly. I don't know what Tillerson's contribution to this was if any but I don't think we can look at the Middle East strictly as Israel vs all the Arab states any longer.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (/tuJf)

283 Bander, i'm sure you deserved every threat .
Still you are alive yet, so, consider your luck.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (/ikqi)

284 >>278 Tillerson beclowned himself with the Boy Scouts and gays long before he became Secretary of State. Fuck him.

Yup. He loves him some gays and trans.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (r9UYA)

285 I see the one-named concern trolls are out in force this morning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (rBnYq)

286 Humans are troup animals. Banding together under a main alpha leader who gets most of the sex. Well actually all of it except that which gets stolen by an occasional brave beta.

But the betas wouldn't get laid at all if it was just up to them being sneaky. Troups observed have noted that quite a few females will arrange to be where the alpha can't observe them just when a certain beta happens to wander by.

Takes two. Takes two. None of us are really up for monogamy 100% of the time. Well very few. I supposed there's some. And bravo to them.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (ClrTw)

287 Leftists are convinced that the affair with Stormy will lead to impeachment. Cuz that 130k was a campaign finance law violation. Just when you think surely they cannot be any more retarded than they were yesterday, they surprise you.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (ZJ05l)

288 271 WSJ is gleefully reporting that Trumps personal bagman, some guy named John McAntee, was escorted out of the WH this morning without his coat, because of an "unspecified issue" in his background check. The man was hired immediately at Trump's campaign office."

Ok, that tells me that Kelly was the one who pitched a fit and insisted he get the boot, and that Trump grudgingly went along as far as the White House goes, but still likes him a lot personally.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:38 AM (k1TUh)

289 the sauds realize many countries aren't so dependent on them as before.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:38 AM (/ikqi)

290 Yawns...scratches...looks around.
Morning Horde!

Nice picture. Guns and the hope of elbows.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2018 10:38 AM (0tfLf)

291 Just saying, with great benefits come great other things.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (fuK7c)


Her other things are quite great, I'll give you that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 10:38 AM (kqsXK)

292 Dicks Sporting down 5% this morning.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (ZJ05l)

293 This Gina Haspel woman makes me want to foul the ficus big time.

She ran a waterboarding black site in Thailand, working over jihadis real good.

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This will be a fun nomination hearing. May be too much toxic masculinity from Haspel for these dems.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (sX1BW)

294 Leftists are convinced that the affair with Stormy"

So was there, or is this still yet another fantasy?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (7LY+6)

295
That one photo of Gina Haspel that appears to be available reminds me a bit of Maggie Thatcher with a somewhat updated fashion sense. Not a bad thing at all.

Also, keep in mind that just a year ago when she was moved to DDI, even Clapper and Morell were praising the appointment. So when they chime in now saying that she's "problematic", you'll know that they're full of shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (XWkhW)

296 -
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This is terrifying
http://www.ufunk.net/food/kawaii-monster-cafe-tokyo/


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:30 AM

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Those pictures gave me the diabeetus.




Posted by: irright at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (pMGkg)

297 Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:39 AM (ZJ05l)

We can fix that.

Posted by: viagra pills at March 13, 2018 10:40 AM (pzA2L)

298 So I bought "The Southern Sympathy Cookbook" to up my funeral reception game, as well as give me inspiration for meals for shut-ins.

It's interspersed with often hilarious/sad obituaries, such as this one:

"[Her first] marriage....was a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering...'I never knew what happiness was until I remarried, and by then it was too late'...[She] slipped away and joined her daughter in Heaven. Fortunately, [her husband] preceded her and joined his mother in a much warmer climate"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

299 Yup. He loves him some gays and trans.
===========

He understands the finer things in life.

Posted by: Shep! at March 13, 2018 10:41 AM (vg8iE)

300 "Leftists are convinced that the affair with Stormy will lead to impeachment. Cuz that 130k was a campaign finance law violation."

The purpose of campaign finance laws is to prevent unknown outsiders from gaining undue influence over a candidate. In this case, IF the worst case that they are making is true (and I'm not saying it is, just imagining the worst case) then it is still simply a candidate donating money to himself, which he is allowed to do. That does appear to violate some reporting rules, but violations of this kind are usually dealt with by an ex post facto declaration and a $500 fine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:41 AM (k1TUh)

301 This will be a fun nomination hearing. May be too much toxic masculinity from Haspel for these dems.


Jaqueline Bauer, mayhaps?

"You've read the report on me. First, I take out the right eye..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (GdWl+)

302 >>Trump has really reset the dynamic in the Middle East and some of the long embedded hostilities seem to be easing bigly. I don't know what Tillerson's contribution to this was if any but I don't think we can look at the Middle East strictly as Israel vs all the Arab states any longer.



Not familiar with much of what Tillerson was doing, but Nikki Haley has been so prominent, and freakin' excellent, I could see how he might pale in comparison.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (W+vEI)

303 Bwahahahahah!!!!!!

Jane, now THAT is an obituary!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (0tfLf)

304 277 willow

Unpossible. Have you every been there? What a shithole.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (hyuyC)

305 I think that the Nutso Iranians have got the Saudis realizing that religious zealotry is dangerous and deadly.

Thus the reforms and the limits on allowances forthwith.

More to come so as to please those in the West hoping that they will become a more friendly looking place and thus be worthy of aid if the Iranians make good on their nuttiness.

So far I think they've done a very good job but only begun to get where they need to be.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:43 AM (ClrTw)

306 Anon, i had thought Stormy stated a couple of times, there was no affair?

Has she changed her mind? or is this an ongoing publicity stunt?

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:43 AM (/ikqi)

307 so Trump Fires Tillerson because he has disagreements with him, Can I just say to all the Jeff SessionZZZZZZZZZ haters to take a gander at him firing the SoS! if he really didn't like the job Sessions was doing don't you tthink he would have shitcanned before Tillerson ?
* * *
The tensions with Tillerson have stretched out for months, almost since the very beginning. I don't see how Trump's lethargy in firing an insubordinate Tillerson leads to the conclusion that he lurvs him some Sessionzzz.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at March 13, 2018 10:43 AM (iys0/)

308 Not familiar with much of what Tillerson was doing,
but Nikki Haley has been so prominent, and freakin' excellent, I could
see how he might pale in comparison.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (W+vEI)

------------------------------------
White versus person of color? Of course.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 13, 2018 10:43 AM (5NMZN)

309 I think Kawaii Monster Cafe should be part of the US' Enhanced Interrogation policy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:44 AM (ENmf2)

310 Ummm, if anyone is jealous of me for being special friends with alex, you don't want to know about the threat I just got.

Just saying, with great benefits come great other things.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:35 AM (fuK7c)



It was not a threat!

It was whinging.

There's a difference.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at March 13, 2018 10:44 AM (mf5HN)

311 NaCly Dog , yes, a few years ago i spent hours cleaning it up rearranging the furniture and hanging lace curtains.

so . It has good bones, might need some extra love about now.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:44 AM (/ikqi)

312
Bwahahahahah!!!!!!



Jane, now THAT is an obituary!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2018 10:42 AM (0tfLf)


Oh, there are "better" ones.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:45 AM (ptqGC)

313 it's true, my scroll wheel is now busted, I blame bander.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:45 AM (/ikqi)

314 Careful there Bandersnatch or you might lose that cot and blanket promised you in Alextopia.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:45 AM (ENmf2)

315 285 I see the one-named concern trolls are out in force this morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, anti-weather at March 13, 2018 10:37 AM (rBnYq)

It's going to get worse the closer we get to November. This is just the pitchers and catchers warming up. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (RD7QR)

316 or is this an ongoing publicity stunt?"

Winnah, winnah, chicken dinner.

Until there's evidence, "her lawyer said " = prime BS.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (7LY+6)

317 Anna - the frosting Chihuahua head dessert - WTF?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (W+vEI)

318 I don't understand how we can know about this stormy Daniels stuff without her already having violated the NDA.

What's the point of the NDA if you can still talk in general terms about a thing which is covered in the NDA. Doesn't that defeat the entire point of the NDA?

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (mk7Bj)

319 92 Which would be worse for the painter to be looking at right here: his own wife, or the model's husband?
Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018

*
*
Depends on what kind of weapon the caller is toting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (PLO14)

320 A bit late. My observation is that Tillerson was unwilling to KATN and clean the rot from State. And on the eve of potential sit down with the NORKs, they hafta be going 'whaaa...?' and revising any plans of snookering Tillerson.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (gM7KR)

321 Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training. I thought I was pretty good at it but maybe I'll get some pointers!

(Tip the veal! Try your waitress!)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (RD7QR)

322 This is just the pitchers and catchers warming up. IYKWIMAITYD.
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Hot and juiced over here!

Posted by: Shep! at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (vg8iE)

323 Going open with gushing thanks. Thank you all for your thoughts. Last week at this time my daughter was in a hospital that needed a code to speak with her. This week, she is with me during her spring break (from the school and ICF) .

I do worry about when I need I need to drop her back off but today is today and the future is still in the future.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (pzA2L)

324 >>This will be a fun nomination hearing. May be too >> much toxic masculinity from Haspel for these dems.

She'll give Mark Warner, Ron Wyden, and Joe Manchin a good pegging.

Then go over to the house and do it to pencil neck Schiff, making him beg for it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (8O3HH)

325 My initial take on the Rex Ex is Donny Two Scoops wants Rocket Man to know he's dealing with an unpredictable mad man.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (2LelM)

326 171
So worthless, corrupt, vile piece of human garbage Robert Mueller is
now investigating conspiracy to defraud the government. That must mean
he's investigating himself, right?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (nBr1j)


That's what you get when you don't have anything. If the "crime" did occur, then you prosecute the crime. If you don't have that, then you say they conspired to commit a crime, but didn't do it because of - whatev. But they "conspired" to commit a crime. But this is hard to prove, much like fraud. You have to show intent, the intent that they actually plotted to commit a crime and for whatever reason, said crime didn't occur. Good luck with that Robert.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (bB4HN)

327 >>Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training. I thought I was pretty good at it but maybe I'll get some pointers!




Be sure to compliment the trainer on her sweater, along with a leer!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM (W+vEI)

328 307 I don't see how Trump's lethargy in firing an insubordinate Tillerson leads to the conclusion that he lurvs him some Sessionzzz.


Plus, no one (like the leaks from the Mueller's crew) linked even the mere talk of firing Tillerson to obstruction of justice, as they have w Sessions. Totally different situations.

Posted by: Ever at March 13, 2018 10:48 AM (OLS0m)

329 What's the point of the NDA if you can still talk in general terms about a thing which is covered in the NDA. Doesn't that defeat the entire point of the NDA?

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Its just a contract. Any contract can be broken.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 10:48 AM (sX1BW)

330
326 171
So worthless, corrupt, vile piece of human garbage Robert Mueller is
now investigating conspiracy to defraud the government. That must mean
he's investigating himself, right?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at March 13, 2018 10:09 AM (nBr1j)


That's what you get when you don't have anything. If the "crime" did occur, then you prosecute the crime. If you don't have that, then you say they conspired to commit a crime, but didn't do it because of - whatev. But they "conspired" to commit a crime. But this is hard to prove, much like fraud. You have to show intent, the intent that they actually plotted to commit a crime and for whatever reason, said crime didn't occur. Good luck with that Robert.
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DoJ prosecutors have a 97% conviction rate. Basically, never gamble at that casino - its a rigged game.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 10:49 AM (2LelM)

331 Thanks willow. Those were lace curtains? Need cleaning. But the wine cellar was pretty good. Love and barrel in the same sentence?

Wicker may not be the best look for the barrel. Just saying. However, ottomans are right out.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 10:49 AM (hyuyC)

332 >>I think that the Nutso Iranians have got the Saudis realizing that religious zealotry is dangerous and deadly.

>>Thus the reforms and the limits on allowances forthwith.

Some of it started a couple years ago and wasn't really in response to religion, it was economics.

A good portion of the Middle East and SA in particular has put in place plans to diversify their economies away from their reliance on oil. SA is building a massive new city at a cost of over $500 billion that will be powered completely by wind and solar and is designed to show off all sorts of new technologies.

I think their acknowledgment that the must change and modernize or risk a catastrophe as oil prices continue to fall is at least as big a motivator as the threat of Iran.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:49 AM (/tuJf)

333
Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training


Post pics from the "hands on" exercises!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (pNxlR)

334 Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training. I thought I was pretty good at it but maybe I'll get some pointers!



Start by apologizing for your toxic masculinity, followed by a fart, a belch, scratching, and "Nice tits!"


That should score some points.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (ptqGC)

335 If Tillerson didn't love Israel hard enough then he deserved to be fired. They're Our Greatest Ally (TM) and yet one of the key points at AIPAC was how Israel has insufficient support and representation within the US government.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (ismre)

336 Breaking news

Dicks (NYSE: DKS) is merging with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), intended to stiffen the sagging share price of Dick's

Posted by: REDACTED at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (VWsDy)

337 Mueller seems to be using his position to keep all his pals in power.

surprise.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (/ikqi)

338 327 >>Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training. I thought I was pretty good at it but maybe I'll get some pointers!


Be sure to compliment the trainer on her sweater, along with a leer!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:47 AM



And do not look her in the eyes when making the compliment. That will really get things rolling.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (0tfLf)

339 Careful there Bandersnatch or you might lose that cot and blanket promised you in Alextopia.


We're special friends but she still hasn't promised that it will be a non-smallpoxed blanket.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (fuK7c)

340 You all want a funny read? New Republic has a bio on Jake Tapper that praises him for being non ideological. Just cuz he works at CNN, worked for Slate, campaigned for Dem congress members, worked for the Brady Gun Control group and is BFFs with every far left loon in DC...doesnt mean he cant be impartial.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (cFKWT)

341 *pauses*

Maybe should let Kawaii Monster Cafe 'interrogate' Rober Mueller. If you know what I mean. wink wink nudge nudge

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (ENmf2)

342
Advocating the Italian campaign was one of Churchill's big mistakes. Should have just cut them off and bombed them.
Posted by: joncelli





The one consistent failing of Churchill is his obsession with expanding British holdings/power in the Med. Some of it was certainly justified to preserve the shorter lines of communication through the Suez Canal, but he tended to go overboard, I think (the Gallipoli Campaign is probably the best example).

*slinks away after the inevitable WWI argument starts*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (XWkhW)

343 I don't understand how we can know about this stormy Daniels stuff without her already having violated the NDA.

What's the point of the NDA if you can still talk in general terms about a thing which is covered in the NDA. Doesn't that defeat the entire point of the NDA?
Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 10:46 AM (mk7Bj)



That is my thought whenever I hear about this. Every NDA with which I've ever been involved had strict restrictions on even acknowledging that the subject matter of the NDA existed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (mf5HN)

344 I think that the Nutso Iranians have got the Saudis realizing that religious zealotry is dangerous and deadly.


the Sauds have been helping fund zealotry for decades.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (/ikqi)

345 Be sure to compliment the trainer on her sweater, along with a leer!!


"Nice tits..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (GdWl+)

346 You all want a funny read? New Republic has a bio on
Jake Tapper that praises him for being non ideological. Just cuz he
works at CNN, worked for Slate, campaigned for Dem congress members,
worked for the Brady Gun Control group and is BFFs with every far left
loon in DC...doesnt mean he cant be impartial.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (cFKWT)


Did it mention his wife works for Baby Parts, Inc. (PP)?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (ptqGC)

347 Any "Arab lover" would be as appalled by the Iran deal as many of us are. But I'm not sure what the Arab League position on the Boy Scouts is, so the picture is cloudy - if not Stormy.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (OkKDg)

348 Its just a contract. Any contract can be broken.

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True, but the talk makes it sound like she hasn't broken it yet, with the whole offering to pay back $130k. I don't understand how she isn't already in violation of the terms. If she can talk about the fact that a contract exists at all, then the NDA doesn't seem to have much of a point. I fail to see how much more damage can be done by her telling the salacious details than the imaginations of the public are already going to.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (mk7Bj)

349 "That's what you get when you don't have anything. If the "crime" did occur, then you prosecute the crime. If you don't have that, then you say they conspired to commit a crime, but didn't do it because of - whatev. But they "conspired" to commit a crime. But this is hard to prove, much like fraud. You have to show intent, the intent that they actually plotted to commit a crime and for whatever reason, said crime didn't occur. Good luck with that Robert."

This is what Ronnie Earle (Austin DA) did to Tom DeLay. Took 9 years of agonizingly slow progress through the courts for DeLay to finally get all of the charges thrown out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (k1TUh)

350 334 Well Horde, off to sexual harassment training. I thought I was pretty good at it but maybe I'll get some pointers!


Make a little sign for the chair next to you...RESERVED FOR THE HOT CHICK

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (0tfLf)

351 335 If Tillerson didn't love Israel hard enough then he deserved to be fired. They're Our Greatest Ally (TM) and yet one of the key points at AIPAC was how Israel has insufficient support and representation within the US government.
Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at March 13, 2018 10:50 AM (ismre)


I do not know if Tillerson himself has antipathy towards the State of Israel (it's a possibility given his position at Exxon). That said, the State Department since time immemorial has had an Israel and Joo problem, regardless of who is at the top and who is President.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (fTKv+)

352 shoves Bander into the barrel again, No way are you taking My cot and blanket!

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:52 AM (/ikqi)

353 That is my thought whenever I hear about this. Every NDA with which I've ever been involved had strict restrictions on even acknowledging that the subject matter of the NDA existed.

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ATC - you should know that NDAs are often times be worthless. With payouts they have to be structured well. But at the end of the day, the reward for disclosure (publicity) may be more than the potential damages.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (sX1BW)

354 >>They're Our Greatest Ally (TM)


You know who our greatest ally is? Let's ask Obama:

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

Now that dude understood how diplomacy worked!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (W+vEI)

355 besides I have the pot of Hot cocoa and scones.

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (/ikqi)

356 Uh oh. First major power spike. I may soon be plunged into darkness and despair.

Fortunately, I have booze.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

357 Perfect t-shirt for that training class

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybvf3o9q

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (ENmf2)

358 The Bloomberg headline:

Dick's Is Tumbling, and Its Woes Have Nothing to Do With Guns

The lede:

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has vowed to limits sales of guns. Its problem, however, is poor sales of everything else. (Framed as if one had NOTHING to do with the other, natch.)

Only weeks after winning accolades from gun-control advocates for ending sales of assault rifles at its Field & Stream stores, Dick's posted a deeper-than-expected sales decline. Its stock sank the most in four months Tuesday in the wake of the quarterly report, which reflected struggles with excess inventory and deep discounting.


https://tinyurl.com/ybrvdydn

Totally misleading headline notwithstanding, here's the takeaway:

Gratuitously antagonizing your natural customer base in order to appease a pack of baying jackals who would never shop at your stores anyway IS ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR BUSINESS!!!!

Who would have guessed it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (HiQSt)

359 ...I didn't like Tillerson, but eventually this revolving door of hiring and firing people is going to hurt Trump in front of voters. It looks like a WH that's in chaos and nobody knows what they're doing....

Yes, very concerning. Very concerning.

Seems like Trump should just fire himself and install slip-sliding Hillary in his place. For the children.

Posted by: mindful webworker - nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jiving too at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (NsI03)

360
337 Mueller seems to be using his position to keep all his pals in power.

surprise.
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If Saccone loses his House Seat expect to see a special prosecutor appointed to investigate FISA abuses and maybe Uranium One. Two can play the Dems game. Any effort to meddle with the investigation by Dems will be Obstruction of Justice.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (2LelM)

361 Politics ain't hopscotch, that's for sure.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (398bZ)

362 First major power spike. I may soon be plunged into darkness and despair.

Fortunately, I have booze.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (/tuJf)

This "storm" is a big nothing burger down here in Bergen County NJ. But of course my day was still blown away with cancellations.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (5y11N)

363 *slinks away after the inevitable WWI argument starts*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (XWkhW)


I blame Franz Ferdinand's driver.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (kqsXK)

364 359 ...I didn't like Tillerson, but eventually this revolving door of hiring and firing people is going to hurt Trump in front of voters. It looks like a WH that's in chaos and nobody knows what they're doing....

Yes, very concerning. Very concerning.

Seems like Trump should just fire himself and install slip-sliding Hillary in his place. For the children.
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Not if Trump brings home a Golden Fleece from Korea.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 10:55 AM (2LelM)

365 Yeah Bandersnatch, you really need to work on securing a clean blanket.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:55 AM (ENmf2)

366 360
337 Mueller seems to be using his position to keep all his pals in power.

surprise.
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If Saccone loses his House Seat expect to see a special prosecutor appointed to investigate FISA abuses and maybe Uranium One. Two can play the Dems game. Any effort to meddle with the investigation by Dems will be Obstruction of Justice.
Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (2LelM)


What is the connection between PA-18 and that kind of investigation? Just curious as to your reasoning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:55 AM (fTKv+)

367 Gumby, from your keyboard to G-ds ears. We Need clean up. At this point it's pretty well recognized we DO have two americas

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:55 AM (/ikqi)

368 ...I didn't like Tillerson, but eventually this revolving door of hiring and firing people is going to hurt Trump in front of voters. It looks like a WH that's in chaos and nobody knows what they're doing....

Yes, very concerning. Very concerning.

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Firings > Resignations.

My favorite part of the Trump presidency is still the sacking of Comey. I don't harbor the same feelings toward Tillerson. Still I like the idea of a firing.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2018 10:55 AM (sX1BW)

369 358 The Bloomberg headline:

Dick's Is Tumbling, and Its Woes Have Nothing to Do With Guns

The lede:

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has vowed to limits sales of guns. Its problem, however, is poor sales of everything else. (Framed as if one had NOTHING to do with the other, natch.)

Only weeks after winning accolades from gun-control advocates for ending sales of assault rifles at its Field & Stream stores, Dick's posted a deeper-than-expected sales decline. Its stock sank the most in four months Tuesday in the wake of the quarterly report, which reflected struggles with excess inventory and deep discounting.

https://tinyurl.com/ybrvdydn

Totally misleading headline notwithstanding, here's the takeaway:

Gratuitously antagonizing your natural customer base in order to appease a pack of baying jackals who would never shop at your stores anyway IS ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR BUSINESS!!!!

Who would have guessed it?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 13, 2018 10:53 AM (HiQSt)



So stupid.

Posted by: buzzion at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (lKs2v)

370 363 *slinks away after the inevitable WWI argument starts*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (XWkhW)

I blame Franz Ferdinand's driver.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 13, 2018 10:54 AM (kqsXK)

Lemme guess; his last name ended in -berg, -stein or -witz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (fTKv+)

371 >>This "storm" is a big nothing burger down here in Bergen County NJ. But of course my day was still blown away with cancellations.

Snow is still coming down here pretty hard and it's that wet heart attack kind of snow. Just lost a tree limb out back and the wind is kicking up.

With the crappy infrastructure we have around here it's likely the lights will go out at some point.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (/tuJf)

372
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has vowed to limits sales of guns. Its problem, however, is poor sales of everything else.


Given that their selection of items for outside and woodsy items is pathetic, I agree. Unless you're a fashionable gym rat, a runner or a golfer, I do not see the draw of that place.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (pNxlR)

373 Anna Puma (HQCaR)

*snort*
Good t-shirt. On the right person.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (hyuyC)

374 Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at March 13, 2018 10:43 AM (iys0/)
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UMMM Have yyou just come to planet Earth?? Session has offered to resign Numerous times & PDT wouldn't accept it. #TheMoreYouKnow

Posted by: DeploraBOT at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (y3aQB)

375 The Archduke could have used Garmin but instead used Apple maps?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (ENmf2)

376 Cicero, so many Corps are really lacking in Realizing Who their buyers are. I really do find this a mystery

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:57 AM (/ikqi)

377 The payoff breaking the contract is higher than the penalty.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 10:57 AM (cFKWT)

378 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (fTKv+)

BERGSTEINOWITZ.

Oy gevalt!

Also, mornin' Horde.

Posted by: The Deplorable Mr. Trumpkin at March 13, 2018 10:57 AM (wwd4n)

379 375 The Archduke could have used Garmin but instead used Apple maps?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at March 13, 2018 10:56 AM (ENmf2)

"Muh Princips!"

- - Archduke

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 13, 2018 10:58 AM (fTKv+)

380 Punk monkey is up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 13, 2018 10:58 AM (ptqGC)

381 My winkie must be against assault weapons too. However, it's down a lot more than 5 %

Posted by: REDACTED at March 13, 2018 10:58 AM (VWsDy)

382 NooD

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2018 10:58 AM (8ikIW)

383 the Sauds have been helping fund zealotry for decades.
Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (/ikqi)

That's what I meant. The old King was all for that sh!t but the new guy realizes that it can come back and bite you on the ass. So he's reforming the laws to show the west that that sh!t won't be tolerated anymore and pointing out to the rest of the Muslim world that cooperation is better than constant war with the west.

And this is good. It needed to start somewhere and no other country has the money, they influence and the reason to do so.

Soon the Palis and the Iranians are going to find themselves isolated and eventually shunned for their 9th century ways.

Posted by: jakee308 at March 13, 2018 10:59 AM (ClrTw)

384 Maybe the new combination Bass Pro and Cabela's will buy up Dick's and call it Cabela's Dicks Bass Pro.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 13, 2018 10:59 AM (398bZ)

385 Is the Deadpool story in the sidebar -- that it tested poorly-- just a bit of marketing hype?

All of these movies lately seem to have some controversy crop up with them in advance of release. I'm wondering if Disney (since Disney now owns most of the major franchises) has just concluded that they've got to push a little harder to keep their box office takes up, and are willing to contrive or push phony controversies to do it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 13, 2018 10:59 AM (oVJmc)

386 Jake i did find the sauds clean up crew fascinating. (the other family member fall)

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2018 11:01 AM (/ikqi)

387 Not sure if voters care about revolving dior. But it will make it hard to hire good people goung forward. Would you want a job with a boss who fires people on a whim?

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 11:01 AM (cFKWT)

388 Now why would you go and remove it? He should have to wear it like a
cone of shame my dog has to wear after a bad trip to the vet.

How will they learn without shame and abuse?
Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2018 10:25 AM (/tuJf)


Fair point, but that particular variety of derp makes the thread look really unsightly, so I feel obligated to tidy things up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 13, 2018 11:03 AM (ikoCs)

389 Dicks is down over shitty Christmas sales. Not related to their decision to no longer sell guns. But I love the schadenfreude nonetheless.

Posted by: #neverskankles at March 13, 2018 11:03 AM (cFKWT)

390 Re: the comment upthread that no one outside of the Arab states has any value for the Arabs.

Netanyahu on Sunday during his interview on Levin's Fox show said exactly the opposite. He was talking about the freedom of religion that is practiced in Israel(vs. that ideology the pali's espouse) . He said he has Arabs working in his government, in his cabinet, and in his military. That include Muslims. He went on to say that Christianity in Israel if the group experiencing the largest growth and it is welcome due to the common history and value system.

He also talked about how most of the ME is very concerned about Iran's ruling gov. That they all know they are all in it's targets to enlarge and establish a caliphate.

He asked viewers to imagine an Iran with ICBM,'s and nuclear warheads, and nuclear dirty bombs they would give to terrorists throughout the world. This is what they are striving to do, and all the other Gulf states know this.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 13, 2018 11:03 AM (m0lmR)

391 That is my thought whenever I hear about this. Every NDA with which I've ever been involved had strict restrictions on even acknowledging that the subject matter of the NDA existed.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh how being a three rules at March 13, 2018 10:51 AM (mf5HN)


Can there be punitive damages for violating the terms of the NDA, over and above simply returning the money?

Because I've heard some person * cough Soros cough * is willing to bankroll her costs.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at March 13, 2018 11:03 AM (LOgQ4)

392 344 I think that the Nutso Iranians have got the Saudis realizing that religious zealotry is dangerous and deadly.

the Sauds have been helping fund zealotry for decades."

Not many Americans realize the really dangerous gamble that the Saudis made decades ago, which eventually resulted in Bin Laden (which did actually horrify them). The so-called "ruling family", the House of Saud, is better thought of as a ruling tribe in our times. Contains roughly 15,000 members, and all the wealth and power is controlled by the top 2,000 or so. Saudi Kings have not had the power we associate with European Royalty - it is more accurate to think of them as the Chairmen of the Board, representing those 2,000 very wealthy and personally powerful members of the House of Saud.

The House of Saud is a literal aristocracy controlling all of the businesses, all government agencies, all of the money - they run everything, and behind closed doors all Westerners who've seen them agree that they are notoriously corrupt and decadent, just like very rich people with absolute power are everywhere.

SO they couldn't hide this forever, and they started to worry that if the 9 million poor people they rule ever got together and figured out what was going on, they would be history real fast. They came up with a brilliant plan to first, preach JIHAD! and Holy Faith to all the poor people they ruled, in order to get them thinking about the next world, not this one, and then they provided them all the money they wanted to go to OTHER people's countries and cause trouble and get killed, because that way the House of Saud didn't have to deal with them.

And that's why they were giving money to Bin Laden and making it easy for him to get a constant pipeline of recruits from Saudi - their plan was to radicalize them, ship them off, laugh behind closed doors when they got killed. It was a really nasty, cynical plan - and eventually it backfired on them in a big way, and on the rest of us too. Bin Laden himself actually figured this out, which is why he hated the Saudi Royals so much - we never talked about this aspect much, but he said it constantly in his messages that he would ship out.

The Twin Towers were the collateral damage of the House of Saud's crowd control plan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2018 11:05 AM (k1TUh)

393 By the way, how do you even do that? How do you manage to copy and paste the entire thread into a comment *accidentally*?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 13, 2018 11:05 AM (ikoCs)

394
So did the US actually let that muzzie mayor of london in the country?, to complain in a speech about free speech no less.

I guess he got his feelings hurt by tweets or something.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 13, 2018 11:05 AM (r+sAi)

395 So Ann Coulter, who has substantial clout, tweeted at POTUS Trump about taking South African farmers as refugees via EO before their dire situation gets any worse.

I hope he acts for two reasons: 1) It's the right thing to do, and B) The hysterical reaction from the supposedly refugee-loving left would red-pill lots of normies.

Posted by: Mr. Wednesday Night at March 13, 2018 11:06 AM (ismre)

396 Bander is going to make the barrel so nice it will be his new rendezvous hang out.
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I say, Bander old man, is there, perchance, oil in that barrel?

Posted by: R. Tillerson at March 13, 2018 11:08 AM (9tO1t)

397 By the way, how do you even do that? How do you manage to copy and paste the entire thread into a comment *accidentally*?


I don't know. I was really reading along and thinking "wow, someone's shit is really fucked up" and then it was mine.

I will only stand by the "accidentally" part of it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2018 11:09 AM (fuK7c)

398 So Ann Coulter, who has substantial clout, tweeted at POTUS Trump about taking South African farmers as refugees via EO before their dire situation gets any worse.
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Why would things get 'worse'?

Posted by: Robert Mugabe at March 13, 2018 11:09 AM (9tO1t)

399 By the way, how do you even do that? How do you manage to copy and paste the entire thread into a comment *accidentally*?

I've accidentally hit some key and later (before hitting post) realized I'd selected and pasted the entire thread. But I always go back and proofread so I caught it in time.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at March 13, 2018 11:11 AM (LOgQ4)

400 What is the connection between PA-18 and that kind of investigation? Just curious as to your reasoning.
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To implement an Insurance Policy should the Dems take the House. Just like they did with Russian Collusion. Mueller has nothing to impeach him with while an ongoing investigation into Obama, Hillary, Lynch, Comey, Mueller... will keep the Dem House tap dancing daily.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 11:12 AM (2LelM)

401 398 So Ann Coulter, who has substantial clout, tweeted at POTUS Trump about taking South African farmers as refugees via EO before their dire situation gets any worse.
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Why would things get 'worse'?
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Salting the earth may be the proper response to no bid offer you can't refuse.

Posted by: Gumby at March 13, 2018 11:14 AM (2LelM)

402 wiping IT onna drapes...it's curtains for U dude. Fiscus too expensive since Wine - Stains cornered the market?

Posted by: saf at March 13, 2018 11:20 AM (5IHGB)

403 "My God, it's my wife! Get your clothes off -- now!"

Posted by: Weak Geek can do just the punchline at March 13, 2018 11:26 AM (Apbdw)

404 > If it's Jehovahs Witnesses or Mormon missionaries, that explains a lot!

There are very, very few times when Mormons or JWs are less welcome than when you have a hot babe in the process of getting nekkid.

Posted by: Anagram Nation at March 13, 2018 12:26 PM (aId/R)

405 Well, phooey.

I hadn't gotten as far as MPPPP's post when I put fingers to keyboard.

Oh well, the thread is done anyway.

Posted by: Weak Geek can do just the punchline at March 13, 2018 12:33 PM (Apbdw)

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