Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Monkey Before Skeleton
Gabriel von Max

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 I'm worried about you CBD...

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 09:26 AM (cF8AT)

2 It's me!

Posted by: Chlamydia Thundershart at February 11, 2019 09:26 AM (ymnmz)

3 Dammit

Posted by: Chlamydia Thundershart at February 11, 2019 09:26 AM (ymnmz)

4

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 09:27 AM (ymnmz)

5 Minkey skeleton?

Posted by: BignJames at February 11, 2019 09:27 AM (cxHbL)

6 Funny

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 09:27 AM (mpXpK)

7 @realDonaldTrump 14 minutes ago

The Democrats are so self righteous and ANGRY! Loosen up and have some fun. The Country is doing well!

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 09:27 AM (cF8AT)

8 It's monkeys all the way down

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (Izzlo)

9 Alas, poor Zaius. I knew him, Gabriel!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (tVWQB)

10 Memento mori.

That is one evolved squirrel, not only is it contemplating its own mortality it has a pen and an ink jar and pages of observations jotted down.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (fuK7c)

11 Zombie Ruth explaining to her law clerk how she wants to vote.

Posted by: WisRich at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (G0vdT)

12 Your minkey, does it bite?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (EZebt)

13 That's not my minkey...

Posted by: Parker at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (MFwf8)

14 Looks like a cover for Mad Magazine.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (mpXpK)

15 In Japan, monkey always comes before skeleton.

Posted by: Alotta Fagina at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (8yFrc)

16 Very strange.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 09:29 AM (J+mig)

17

"Daddy?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:29 AM (HaL55)

18 11
Zombie Ruth explaining to her law clerk how she wants to vote.

Posted by: WisRich at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (G0vdT)

LOL, there's a thread winner there.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 09:29 AM (mpXpK)

19 Alternate Title:

Ruth Bader Ginsberg discusses the latest case with John Roberts

Posted by: Methos at February 11, 2019 09:30 AM (kOpft)

20 Peter Max's GGpappy?

Posted by: BignJames at February 11, 2019 09:30 AM (cxHbL)

21 I think the monkey recognizes the skeleton.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:30 AM (NFEMn)

22 Monkey before Skeleton, except after 'C'

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:31 AM (9VeU0)

23 Patient: "Doctor, I'm not sure the new diet is working for me."

Doctor: "ook ook eek eek"

Socialized medicine at work.

Posted by: mindful webworker's skeletal remains, hanging around at February 11, 2019 09:31 AM (cNEwX)

24 Could use a happy little bush or two ...

Posted by: zombie Bob Ross at February 11, 2019 09:31 AM (DMUuz)

25 Hey monkey , I lost 175 lbs on the South Beach diet

Posted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 09:31 AM (RZ6R1)

26 Rrrrrrpppppppttttttt

Posted by: Michigan J Ginsburg at February 11, 2019 09:32 AM (ymnmz)

27 Everybody's got something to hide 'cept for me and my monkey.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

28 Ruth and her pet monkey

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at February 11, 2019 09:32 AM (zsXs4)

29 You wonder what inspires an artist to paint something like this.

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 09:32 AM (LJUs+)

30 Get back in the closet.

Posted by: Dem Monkey at February 11, 2019 09:33 AM (MI74Q)

31 monkey before skeleton, except after baboon

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at February 11, 2019 09:33 AM (RKQ/v)

32 Speaking of, what news of Ruthie? Anymore mysterious 'totes fine but no pics please' sightings?

Posted by: IC at February 11, 2019 09:33 AM (LJUs+)

33 "I told Bobo the banana was poisoned! I TOLD HIM!!! Eeee eeee oooh ah ah!"

Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 11, 2019 09:33 AM (XKZwp)

34


You wonder what inspires an artist to paint something like this.


I'd like to meet his dealer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:34 AM (HaL55)

35 Last week we got the naked Truth, this week the naked Ginsburg.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2019 09:34 AM (8yFrc)

36 What's tomorrow's art? Cart before horse?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 09:35 AM (p+Wdc)

37 This is an interesting painting. I don't know how artists come up with their ideas.

Embiggen it and look at the brush strokes on the monkey's fur. And the shading on the skeleton. It's really well-done.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2019 09:35 AM (U5tDi)

38 Mornin' Horde. Apparently CBD's crashing after coming off the MoMeet.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 09:35 AM (AM1GF)

39

What's tomorrow's art? Cart before horse?

Dogs Monkeys playing poker.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:35 AM (HaL55)

40 So which of the two will get the nod in 2020 to run as a Democrat?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2019 09:36 AM (VaFXs)

41 Yeah, I got a stick up my azz, so what ??

Posted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 09:36 AM (RZ6R1)

42


Crap, let's try that again...

Dogs Monkeys playing poker.

Obliviously, moar cofveve is needed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (HaL55)

43 I like this one.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

44 Let's light this candle.

Friday is the deadline on the funding deal.

I mam trying t figure out how Trump wins this, but alas it is beyond me.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (9VeU0)

45 This one is bizarre. What is the point? Why the monkey? The artist is just monkeying around....

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (0OmEj)

46 What's tomorrow's art? Cart before horse?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 09:35 AM (p+Wdc)

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It will be a study of farm life called Bros Before Hoes

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (8BySX)

47 I'll have what Gabe's smoking.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 09:39 AM (UGqF8)

48 "Com'on. Square up, monkie, square up!"

Hullo.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at February 11, 2019 09:39 AM (D6sFs)

49 To be relentlessly literal minded in response to some questions above, all serious artists study skeletons and musculature in order to render a finished form.

This one seems to be enjoying a wry twist on the study by having a monkey contemplate its own mortality.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:39 AM (fuK7c)

50 Which one is RBG?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:39 AM (2LelM)

51 WisRich #11:
Zombie Ruth explaining to her law clerk how she wants to vote.

Vic #18:
LOL, there's a thread winner there.

Seconded.

Posted by: mindful webworker's seconding manner at February 11, 2019 09:40 AM (cNEwX)

52 This is a good painting. But if that skeleton keeps interrupting that monkey, the monkey's never going to finish his memoir.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2019 09:40 AM (FKi9J)

53 So Sen. Joe Manchin (?-WV) was Skyping with a high school class when PDT called...

https://is.gd/JhR1dN

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (AM1GF)

54 *fap* *fap*

Posted by: Darwin at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (/qEW2)

55 Get on the cart Ruth.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (0OmEj)

56 Shouldn't there be a typewriter in there?

Or do you need more monkeys for that?

Posted by: Parker at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (MFwf8)

57 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (cF8AT)

58 Maybe Trump should invite RBG to the WH to celebrate Women in Politics?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (2LelM)

59 Hmmm...Your left orbital socket has a bird's nest in it, but, other than that, you seem to be fine. But, let's make sure. I recommend an abortion.--Dr. Coonman Northam.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 09:42 AM (3sjI6)

60 Yeah, Mr. Smug bastard, you got gigs, I haven't worked since "Jason and the Argonauts" !!

Posted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 09:42 AM (RZ6R1)

61 Maybe Trump should invite RBG to the WH to celebrate Women in Politics?
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (2LelM)

He'd have to do at at night, since RBG can't get out of her coffin before the sun goes down.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 09:43 AM (3sjI6)

62 Shouldn't there be a typewriter in there?

Or do you need more monkeys for that?
Posted by: Parker at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (MFwf

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I'm working on that painting right now. How long do you think it will take to paint infinite monkeys? Two, three weeks, tops?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 11, 2019 09:44 AM (8BySX)

63 It immediately reminded me of this...

https://tinyurl.com/y6mxeuyo

They are within a few years of each other, and both seem German artists. I wonder if von Max was thinking of the Reinhold, giving his own interpretation of the theme.

And what is the theme?

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 09:44 AM (OyyDO)

64 I had no idea the Grammys were last night, but take a look at this. Joy Villa, a conservative black artist (who previously wore a blue "Make America Great Again" dress) dressed up like the border wall and tells why she wants the wall and why she believes in President Trump.

Link goes to Variety:

https://tinyurl.com/y4ajq85p


Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2019 09:45 AM (U5tDi)

65 A reaction to the Trailer for the new Will Smith Alladin

https://youtu.be/oSz2_Qtt0co

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 09:46 AM (BXMxN)

66 "At his residence in Starnberger Lake, Gabriel Max surrounded himself with a family of monkeys, which he painted often, sometimes portraying them as human."

Every animal group has a right to its own dedicated human painter.

We will support whichever political party will enshrine this as law.

Posted by: Canine Poker Society at February 11, 2019 09:47 AM (/qEW2)

67 This is a nice one by von Max: Madonna At The Cross:

http://tinyurl.com/yymftygd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2019 09:47 AM (AllCR)

68 I had no idea the Grammys were last night, but take a look at this. Joy Villa, a conservative black artist (who previously wore a blue "Make America Great Again" dress) dressed up like the border wall and tells why she wants the wall and why she believes in President Trump.

Link goes to Variety:

https://tinyurl.com/y4ajq85p

Posted by: bluebell


She's been doing that for a couple of years now. That takes guts in that business.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 09:48 AM (AM1GF)

69 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
Posted by: Tami

>So 1% either didn't show preference or were on the fence about Trump.

I have feeling that's the RINOs showing their opinion.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at February 11, 2019 09:48 AM (D6sFs)

70 And what is the theme?


The Rheinhold one is a little more in your face, as the chimp is sitting on a Darwin book.

He's also clasping a compass (the circumscribing kind, not the navigation kind) in his toes. I wonder if the chimp is a Freemason.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:49 AM (fuK7c)

71 I had no idea the Grammys were last night, but take a
look at this. Joy Villa, a conservative black artist (who previously
wore a blue "Make America Great Again" dress) dressed up like the border
wall and tells why she wants the wall and why she believes in President
Trump.




Link goes to Variety:



https://tinyurl.com/y4ajq85p







Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2019 09:45 AM (U5tDi)

Wow, she makes that look amazing! She's a real sweetie, too, from the interviews I've seen.

Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 11, 2019 09:49 AM (XKZwp)

72 Link goes to Variety:

https://tinyurl.com/y4ajq85p

Ha! Years ago I had a plaster copy of that sitting on my desk. It amused me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 09:50 AM (Kpl3J)

73 I'm working on that painting right now. How long do you think it will take to paint infinite monkeys? Two, three weeks, tops?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 11, 2019 09:44 AM (8BySX)


Easy peasy.

You paint a monkey, then you paint a mirror on one side, then paint a mirror on the other.

Voila, infinite monkeys.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:50 AM (9VeU0)

74 I'd hang this one next to the Quentin Massys ugly old lady.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:50 AM (1ISKN)

75 The painter should lay off the bones....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:50 AM (NFEMn)

76 You trying to tell Gorilla Pundit something, CBD?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 09:51 AM (gC2IV)

77 LOL

Coward VA Dem backtracking on Impeachment.
https://tinyurl.com/yys6whdx

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:51 AM (MAstk)

78 She's been doing that for a couple of years now. That takes guts in that business.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 09:48 AM (AM1GF)
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It sure does. And she doesn't back down either - she's very pleasant and keeps making her point.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2019 09:51 AM (U5tDi)

79 Democrat Crazy is so abundant it makes the California Gold Rush look like someone found a nickle on the sidewalk.

And to think, it's only going to get worse.


Peak Crazy! Does it even exist??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 09:51 AM (pUDQf)

80 Didn't Joy Villa #metoo someone last year and that became a thing?

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:51 AM (9VeU0)

81 I can't stop looking at this one.

I think the curiosity of the monkey is appealing. It is set in a library or study. Is it a meditation on intelligence? We see the skeleton from the back which hides the distinctive simian features of the skull's face. Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton? Is there a evolutionary theme here? "What truly separates us from monkeys?"

CBD, you got me today. This is a good one.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

82 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
Posted by: Tami

I could be mistaken, but isn't this a new high for the president? I always thought 52-53% would be his ceiling....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (NFEMn)

83 Joy Villa filed an assault charge on Lewandowski.

Not sure how that came out.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (9VeU0)

84 How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (1ISKN)

85 "Monkey before Skeleton." Is that a ranking, like bros before hos?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (AB9tT)

86 Dr Zaius- The Formative Years

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (9Om/r)

87 Trump really needs to tweet out the old classic:

"The Democrats haven't been this angry since the Republicans outlawed slavery and kicked their ass in the Civil War!!!"

I would pay good money to see the firestorm resulting from that quip.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (2eKoI)

88 I think the way some of the Democrats are talking is scaring the shit out of some independents and moving them to Trump....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (NFEMn)

89 Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton?


Well, also that its arms reach the ground.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (fuK7c)

90 So Sen. Joe Manchin (?-WV) was Skyping with a high school class when PDT called...

https://is.gd/JhR1dN
Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 09:41 AM (AM1GF)
+++++++++++++
I can't think of any other president besides maybe Reagan who would have done that. Here's the jist for those who can't follow the link:
- High school class was having a Skype chat with Manchin about issues raised during the SOTU
- Manchin gets call from the Trump; places the Skype chat on hold
- Manchin tell the Trumpthat he is meeting with some high schoolers
- Trump tell Manchin to put Trump on speakerphone and reconnect the call
- Trump talks to the class for a few minutes, thanks Manchin for his bipartisanship during the SOTU

Obama, Clinton, either Bush - none of them would have done it. They would have left the class on hold and told Manchin what they called to tell him. Trump really seems to be a non-aristocrat, which is the first time we've had in the White House for a very long time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (I2dne)

91
I could be mistaken, but isn't this a new high for the president? I always thought 52-53% would be his ceiling....
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Usually when Trump approaches 50% is when a manufactured dogpile is launched. Have they run out of Dogpiles? Is Mueller uncooperative in launching pre dawn raids? Is it the end of the world as we know it?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (2LelM)

92 Joy Villa's back to the grift, eh?

Jumping on the Michele Fields bandwagon is supposed to just be forgotten? That was one bandwagon that shouldn't have been jumped on.

F her.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 09:55 AM (talIc)

93 Is there a evolutionary theme here? "What truly separates us from monkeys?"





Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (OyyDO)


AOC, if we're talking living examples.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 11, 2019 09:55 AM (9Om/r)

94 84 How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (1ISKN)

Put a skeleton in front of him ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 11, 2019 09:55 AM (RZ6R1)

95 84 How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?
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Impalement works.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:55 AM (2LelM)

96 I'm torn about this painting. Gabriel von Max obviously has a great talent. The detail in the skeleton and the monkey's fur shows that along with the use of color to set the atmosphere. But the image is either 'interesting' or nihilistic in mocking human pretensions. It could go either way.

I need to learn more about the artist and see other works of his. It seems unlikely he began a successful career with paintings like this.

Posted by: JTB at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (bmdz3)

97 It's got everything. Monkey. Skeleton. What more do you need?

Really ought to be "monkey vs. skeleton" though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (IqOTP)

98 How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 09:53 AM (1ISKN)
++++++++++
Deliver a Republican SOTU.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (I2dne)

99 Usually when Trump approaches 50% is when a manufactured dogpile is launched. Have they run out of Dogpiles? Is Mueller uncooperative in launching pre dawn raids? Is it the end of the world as we know it?
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (2LelM)

Yeah, you're right. Expect something to drop today. It will be bullshit of course, but if Trump hits 55%, they'll be in danger of losing the narrative.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (NFEMn)

100 I could be mistaken, but isn't this a new high for the president? I always thought 52-53% would be his ceiling....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (NFEMn)

Ras says the highest since just before his inauguration.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

101 I assume the Horde has already spotted RBG.

But just in case,

Hey look CBD found RBG.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 11, 2019 09:56 AM (yTfbH)

102 Trump really seems to be a non-aristocrat, which is the first time we've had in the White House for a very long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (I2dne)

And that's why all of the aristocrats and wannabe aristocrats hate him.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (J+mig)

103 Mueller must ght rate Don jr's home while he is in bed with Kimberley Guilfoyle...

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (BXMxN)

104 Is it the end of the world as we know it?


Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (2LelM)

Well, I feel fine!

Posted by: pookysgirl, Foxfire Ninja Babe at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (XKZwp)

105 How long do you think it will take to paint infinite monkeys?


*********


Speaking of infinite monkeys, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (Who?- CO) teases a possible Presidential bid on Meet The Press. The money quote:

"So, I think we have an opportunity to have a presidential campaign, you know, we've got a million people that are going to run, which I think is great..."


They're going to need a bigger stage.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (m45I2)

106 This is a perfect picture for a bar.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (2LelM)

107 Morning y'all!


Snowed in. Going to try to get off my street and onto the main road to get to work.

Be kind, choose your words carefully, especially if you're angry and say a prayer for the last person who made you mad.

Xoxo

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (PkVlr)

108 Is there an evolutionist bent to this painting? Maybe he was a fan of Darwin.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (pUDQf)

109 99 Usually when Trump approaches 50% is when a manufactured dogpile is launched. Have they run out of Dogpiles? Is Mueller uncooperative in launching pre dawn raids? Is it the end of the world as we know it?
Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (2LelM)

Just wait until Trump announces an emergency and builds the wall without congress.

He'll be in the mid 50s overnight, and the gnashing of teeth in the tyrant media will be glorious.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (yTfbH)

110 MEH, IT'S NO ROETHLISBERGER.

Posted by: Furious George at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (rDq8D)

111 Lucky bastard. At least he can still breathe.

Posted by: the Chicken at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (/qEW2)

112 Mueller must ght rate Don jr's home while he is in bed with Kimberley Guilfoyle...
Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 09:57 AM (BXMxN)

If he did that, it would backfire bigly....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (NFEMn)

113 108 Is there an evolutionist bent to this painting? Maybe he was a fan of Darwin.

That's the way I took it.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (talIc)

114 How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?
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Impalement works.
Posted by: Puddin Head
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I had a very successful technique that I used with birds.

Posted by: Audubon at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (Ou6XS)

115 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows
that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job
performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
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That can't be right, I was told he lost the shutdown

Posted by: Methos at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (kOpft)

116 CBD, you got me today. This is a good one."

Ok Kris, two clues that Rheinhold gave us in the work: first, he's sitting on a book labeled Darwin, which makes you ponder the monkey's musing: "Did you really come from me? Am I gonna turn into you?" and since the human is dead, and the monkey is alive, was the Monkey in the end more fit for survival than man?

and then, farther down, a bit more obscure is a latin phrase "Eritus sicut deus"; "You will be like God", which are the first words the Serpent speaks to Eve in the Garden of Eden story.

Is the monkey pondering whether it is worth eating the forbidden fruit? (ie, Gaining the Knowledge of Good and Evil)

And, why is the monkey there - is that all that's left of human civilization? Did mankind use his knowledge of good and evil to finally choose evil, and destroy himself utterly? Does the monkey now face the same choice, and is he thinking that mankind was just one big mistake?

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (Kpl3J)

117 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)

118 JTB-Here is a website with some of von Max's other works:

gabrielvonmax.com/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (AllCR)

119 70 And what is the theme?


The Rheinhold one is a little more in your face, as the chimp is sitting on a Darwin book.

He's also clasping a compass (the circumscribing kind, not the navigation kind) in his toes. I wonder if the chimp is a Freemason.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:49 AM (fuK7c)

He's also sitting on a Bible, open to the temptation of Eve. It seems to be discussing, among other things, the nature of our origins. Creation vs. Evolution? There are also many works of art that depict God holding a compass to highlight His role as the Great Creator/Designer. The chimp holding it in his foot while contemplating the human skull could be playing on that idea.

I don't know Reinhold's theology (or lack of), nor von Max's, so this is when art interpretation becomes fun.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

120 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.
Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)

If they keep this up.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:00 AM (NFEMn)

121 Alas Poor Harambe. I knew Him, Horatio

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at February 11, 2019 10:00 AM (RKQ/v)

122 I think the monkey is looking over the skeleton's shoulder. Maybe he has a friend monkey with a cosh sneaking up behind.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs with MAGA pasties at February 11, 2019 10:00 AM (SRv8e)

123 113 108 Is there an evolutionist bent to this painting? Maybe he was a fan of Darwin.

That's the way I took it.
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Given that man is a skeleton and the monkey is alive it may suggest who the real monkey is? As I said, this painting is perfect for a bar. Get couple in you and then shit happens.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (2LelM)

124 Mind you , this just a bare bones agreement.

Posted by: Monkey Lawyer at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (RZ6R1)

125 RE: Trump's approval

Trump's highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration.

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (MAstk)

126 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.
Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)
++++++++++++
Federalize them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (I2dne)

127 Maybe we shold build a fence along the California border too.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (90T4r)

128 I think the monkey is looking over the skeleton's shoulder. Maybe he has a friend monkey with a cosh sneaking up behind.
Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs with MAGA pasties at February 11, 2019 10:00 AM (SRv8e)

To thwack him with a monkey wrench.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (NFEMn)

129
120 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.
Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)
------------------------
Be a great time to close a few military bases in California.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (2LelM)

130 124 Mind you , this just a bare bones agreement.

Let's not be marrow-minded about it.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (talIc)

131 117 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)
_______________________________________

Just another reason to build the wall.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (RpM6k)

132 "Sirs, perhaps there are those among you who believe you are descended from a ape. I suppose there may even be those among you who believe that I am descended from a ape. But I challenge the man to step forward who believes that General Robert E. Lee is descended from a ape."

Posted by: George Pickett at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (OyyDO)

133 RE: Trump's approval

Trump's highest level of approval since shortly after his inauguration.

Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 10:01 AM (MAstk)

This might be all the "cushion' he needs to declare an emergency.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:03 AM (NFEMn)

134 okay, now for something completely different - a political interpretation. Moochelle and RBG walk into a bar....

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)

135 Keep pushing Newsom.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 10:03 AM (BXMxN)

136 For those interested, they're finishing up the tournament at the top of the hour on the Golf channel.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 10:03 AM (gC2IV)

137 Max was apparently obessed with the relationship of humans to apes. (Oddly, German doesn't distinguish between monkeys and apes).

He has them reading books and doing all sorts of human things.

https://bit.ly/2USInD8

He, like Rheinhold whom Kris referenced above, seems to have spent a lot of time trying to wrap his head around Darwin.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:03 AM (fuK7c)

138 Bolivars ??, No I don't accept Bolivars

Posted by: Monkey Lawyer at February 11, 2019 10:04 AM (RZ6R1)

139

Monkey men all
In business suits
Teachers and critics
All dance the poot

Are we not men?
We are Devo!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2019 10:04 AM (aKsyK)

140 This would be a great time to audit California's welfare community's legal status.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 10:04 AM (2LelM)

141 Woo-hoo! Beefcake! I love it when the cobs do a post "for the 'ettes".

Posted by: Jane Goodall at February 11, 2019 10:04 AM (/qEW2)

142 An obsession with apes is unhealthy
Dian Fossey

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 10:05 AM (BXMxN)

143 137 Max was apparently obessed with the relationship of humans to apes. (Oddly, German doesn't distinguish between monkeys and apes).

He has them reading books and doing all sorts of human things. "

SO it was kinda like Mexicans and those little dead stuffed frogs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:05 AM (Kpl3J)

144 Everyone's going ape over Moochele at the Grammy's. They say she "stole" the show.

Isn't that racist?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:05 AM (NFEMn)

145 I'm a MONKEY!

Posted by: Mick Jagger at February 11, 2019 10:05 AM (NFEMn)

146 130 124 Mind you , this just a bare bones agreement.

Let's not be marrow-minded about it.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 10:02 AM (talIc)

But bones are my stock and trade

Posted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 10:05 AM (RZ6R1)

147 89 Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton?


Well, also that its arms reach the ground.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (fuK7c)

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (OyyDO)

148

Buddy Guy won a Grammy last night for Best Traditional Blues Album. Good for him! He's like 82 and still touring.

Alan Parsons also won one for Best Immersive Audio Album for a 5.1 mix of Eye in the Sky 35th Anniversary Edition. Had a buddy in HS who had a discrete 4-channel sound system that sounded awesome. I'd like to hear a good 5.1 CD on a comparable system.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (HaL55)

149 144 Everyone's going ape over Moochele at the Grammy's. They say she "stole" the show.

Isn't that racist?"

So you mean that both the gay men who watched it said that? Since that was the total audience.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

150 Is there an evolutionist bent to this painting? Maybe he was a fan of Darwin.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 09:58 AM (pUDQf)

Yup...and Mysticism, so your guess is as good as (probably better than) mine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (wYseH)

151 134... I just woke the dogs with my gafaw... Brilliant.

new thread winner.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (0OmEj)

152 147 89 Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton?


Well, also that its arms reach the ground.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (fuK7c)
Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (OyyDO)

Let's try this again...

This is probably why I didn't become a doctor.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 10:07 AM (OyyDO)

153 No doubt Mooch stole the show,I'm sure her dress was "stunning" as well.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 10:07 AM (BXMxN)

154


Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

Posted by: Col. Taylor at February 11, 2019 10:07 AM (aKsyK)

155 147 89 Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton?

Well, also that its arms reach the ground.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:54 AM (fuK7c)

It's the skeleton of LeBron James.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (Kpl3J)

156 We watched a BluRay of " Walk the Line" last night. Excellent movie about Cash, and Carter....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (90T4r)

157 Oh great. Another Democrat politician.

Posted by: Ron DeSantis at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (/qEW2)

158 Ooooh, Alan Parsons in 5.1 must be awesome. I'd prefer Tales of Mystery & Imagination or I, Robot though.

I have the first King Crimson and Yes's Tales from Topographic Oceans in Steven Wilson's 5.1 mixes. Amazing stuff. It's like they're playing in your living room.



Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (talIc)

159

How do you get a monkey to sit still for a painting?

Valium and Superglue?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (HaL55)

160 Sniper was already here 4 months ago. He's long gone now.

Posted by: pincorrect at February 11, 2019 10:09 AM (eGoh8)

161 Heh, I saw that someone just beat me to it, but:


Well I hope we're not too messianic
Or a trifle too satanic
But we love to play the blues

But well I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey woman too
Monkey woman too babe

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:09 AM (fuK7c)

162 It gives a boner when you're naked

Posted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 10:10 AM (RZ6R1)

163 25 Hey monkey , I lost 175 lbs on the South Beach dietPosted by: Skeletor at February 11, 2019 09:31 AM (RZ6R1)

With this one secret trick!

Posted by: Goodwife Cleo at February 11, 2019 10:10 AM (8VsQb)

164 I'm for closing some bases in California. The wailing and gnashing of teeth would be exquisite.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 11, 2019 10:10 AM (hjaPQ)

165 158 Ooooh, Alan Parsons in 5.1 must be awesome. I'd prefer Tales of Mystery & Imagination or I, Robot though.

Pyramid was my favorite Parsons album. Came out just after the US King Tut tour, when Egyptian stuff was all the rage. (just like Steve Martin's King Tut)

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

166 118 ... Fenelon, Many thanks for that link to von Max's other paintings. The man had a thing for monkey models but more variety than I expected.

Posted by: JTB at February 11, 2019 10:11 AM (bmdz3)

167 We watched a BluRay of " Walk the Line" last night. Excellent movie about Cash, and Carter....
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:08 AM (90T4r)

Johnny Cash handpicked Phoenix to play him after seeing him in Gladiator--one of Cash's favorite movies.
Alas, neither Johnny or June lived to see Walk the Line completed....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:12 AM (NFEMn)

168

Ooooh, Alan Parsons in 5.1 must be awesome. I'd prefer Tales of Mystery Imagination or I, Robot though.



I have the first King Crimson and Yes's Tales from Topographic
Oceans in Steven Wilson's 5.1 mixes. Amazing stuff. It's like they're
playing in your living room.


That's what my buddy's 4-channel system sounded like. His stepfather was a stereo wholesaler. Always had the latest and best audio gear.
Good times listening to stuff like Pearl on that system.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:12 AM (HaL55)

169 If I am not mistaken, that is a chimpanzee skeleton, not a macaque.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 11, 2019 10:12 AM (CPk08)

170 That's a stuffed monkey.
The same can't be said about the skeleton.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 11, 2019 10:13 AM (RfnqA)

171 To his credit, the monkey seems to be remarkably relaxed about this encounter.

(And good morning Horde. Snow again in SEPA. Joy joy. And may everybody have the best day that an indifferent universe will permit.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 11, 2019 10:14 AM (RD7QR)

172 Pyramid was my favorite Parsons album. Came out just after the US King Tut tour, when Egyptian stuff was all the rage. (just like Steve Martin's King Tut)
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

Parson's always gets props from me for his work on Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon.
He also produced Al Stewart's Year of the Cat--which sonically sounds like a APP album.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:14 AM (NFEMn)

173 CBD is the curator of the food and art thread.

And this time, chooses a skeleton and a monkey.

The day after the food thread, CBD chooses a monkey and a skeleton.

Perhaps a bit of gristle caught between the teeth?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at February 11, 2019 10:14 AM (WEBkv)

174 The main problem with casting California into Outer Darkness is that it would become a Failed Narco/Marxist State in short order.... stuck on our Pacific Coast. No, they need to be slapped around some, and get a Come to Jesus experience.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (90T4r)

175 Phoenix should have won the Oscar for his performance.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (kG5hP)

176 The base closure hurts our servicemen and women. No go, for me.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (pUDQf)

177
If I am not mistaken, that is a chimpanzee skeleton, not a macaque.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut


Now you tell me!

Posted by: George Allen at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (aKsyK)

178 I would hang this in my office .

If I were a psychiatrist.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (TD9KB)

179 174 The main problem with casting California into Outer Darkness is that it would become a Failed Narco/Marxist State in short order.... stuck on our Pacific Coast.
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (90T4r)

So then we invade.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (yTfbH)

180 Is there any possibility that nitwit who complained about the photo of the coalminers was actually offended rather than just looking for something to be offended about?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (MkcN1)

181

We watched a BluRay of " Walk the Line" last night. Excellent movie about Cash, and Carter....

I ran across a listicle of Best Music Movies over at a classic rock website the other day. What a lame list, didn't even have Walk the Line on it. And they barely mentioned The Commitments.

Kids these days...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (HaL55)

182 If I am not mistaken, that is a chimpanzee skeleton, not a macaque.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 11, 2019 10:12 AM (CPk0



Hah! You have your monkey skeletons all wrong, simian neophyte. That is a Langur skeleton, or I'm a monkey's uncle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 10:16 AM (UGqF8)

183 There's a very cool "Making of Dark Side of the Moon" video where Alan Parsons sits at the control board faders and shows you how different parts of it were put together.

I'm a total nerd for that kind of stuff.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 11, 2019 10:17 AM (talIc)

184 So you mean that both the gay men who watched it said that? Since that was the total audience.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

Yes. Unfortunately, one of the gay men who watched was Matt Drudge.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:17 AM (NFEMn)

185 We're too busy singing to put anybody down.

Posted by: The Monkees at February 11, 2019 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

186 This painting symbolizes just the beginning of eternity as a roomful of monkeys attempt to write the works of Shakespear.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:17 AM (TD9KB)

187 Alternate title: Punk monkey realizes own mortality. Says YOLO and heads for tattoo parlor.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 10:17 AM (p+Wdc)

188 Working from home today. Been in a phone meeting for 90 minutes, 5 of which have pertained to me.

Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 10:18 AM (Izzlo)

189 Working from home today. Been in a phone meeting for 90 minutes, 5 of which have pertained to me.
Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 10:18 AM (Izzlo)
+++++++++++
I call those meetings "Ace Time"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:18 AM (I2dne)

190 136 For those interested, they're finishing up the tournament at the top of the hour on the Golf channel.
Posted by: Duke Lowell



If Mickelson holds on, it will be win #44.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (aZZa7)

191 Steven Wilson is a fucking engineering genius. I wasn't mush of a Jethro Tull or Yes fan until I heard his remastering and remixing jobs with their classic albums.

On Aqualung, Martin Barre's guitar jumps out of the speakers.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (NFEMn)

192

There's a very cool "Making of Dark Side of the Moon" video where Alan
Parsons sits at the control board faders and shows you how different
parts of it were put together.



I'm a total nerd for that kind of stuff.


So am I. Been recording a cover of a John Lennon semi-blues song here at Studio Backwardio just to see what I sound like on all the instruments. It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (HaL55)

193 Instead of the Grammy Marxist ShitShow, I watched Hunter Killer instead. Pretty decent flick.

Always a sucker for Submarine Movies.

And Sandwiches.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (pUDQf)

194 "It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world ... but for Wales?" -- Thomas More

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2019 10:20 AM (QkjLD)

195 >>>The day after the food thread, CBD chooses a monkey and a skeleton.

He just wants my secret bread recipe.

Posted by: the Monkey at February 11, 2019 10:20 AM (/qEW2)

196 Hah! You have your monkey skeletons all wrong, simian neophyte. That is a Langur skeleton, or I'm a monkey's uncle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2019 10:16 AM (UGqF
tail?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 11, 2019 10:21 AM (CPk08)

197 "Wales and Nightingales"....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:21 AM (90T4r)

198 CBD, As we talked about at the MoMe (which was a pleasure) this is an art thread that makes me want to learn more about the artist and his influences. Today's choice is a perfect example. Thanks, as always.

Posted by: JTB at February 11, 2019 10:21 AM (bmdz3)

199 Don't need the NG. The 1st Marine Division is about a hundred miles from the border. Reckon they can handle it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 10:21 AM (gC2IV)

200 Except for the hip bones, would I be able to tell that wasn't a human skeleton?


Well, also that its arms reach the ground.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

General Sheridan's skeleton ?

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:22 AM (+Yxdh)

201 Gawd. Another 4 inches of global warming to shovel this morning.

That's a really...peculiar...painting.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2019 10:22 AM (0tfLf)

202 201 Gawd. Another 4 inches of global warming to shovel this morning.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2019 10:22 AM (0tfLf)

I WARNED YOU ALL WHY DIDN'T YOU LISTEN!11!11!11!!

Posted by: Al Gore at February 11, 2019 10:22 AM (yTfbH)

203 In addition to closing bases, which most certainly would not negatively impact military personnel, there are probably many additional punitive actions Trump could take against communist states like California. I support them all.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (hjaPQ)

204 Always a sucker for Submarine Movies.

And Sandwiches.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (pUDQf)
++++++++++++++
"Hunt for Red October" was better than "Crimson Tide."
Discuss.

Alternatively:
"Das Boot" was better than "Run Silent, Run Deep."
Discuss.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne)

205 Is there any possibility that nitwit who complained about the photo of the coalminers was actually offended rather than just looking for something to be offended about?
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at February 11, 2019 10:15 AM (MkcN1)

That's their job. The new paradigm for journalists is to be indignant, or write about something that someone else will get indignant about. Someday, one of them is going to have their hands crushed and tongue cut out. Then will see if they're still angry about meaningless shit.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (3sjI6)

206
Well, that's cheery for a Monday!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (BWL+E)

207 Always a sucker for Submarine Movies.

And Sandwiches.


When I watch movies, my favorite snack is Rhesus Pieces.

Posted by: the Monkey at February 11, 2019 10:24 AM (/qEW2)

208 How does base closings not affect the personnel??

They all have to move.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:24 AM (pUDQf)

209 Greetings, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:24 AM (ptqGC)

210 The BroFo thinks it's exciting that her anti-Jewish views are sparking debate.

https://bit.ly/2N0f6Up

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

211 it's only me and my better half here...we are empty nesters......on a frequent basis....my children's rooms and bathrooms are locked.....we don't lock them.....inevitably....if i need to go into one..... the door(s) are locked.....happened again this morning....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (0O7c5)

212 192

There's a very cool "Making of Dark Side of the Moon" video where Alan
Parsons sits at the control board faders and shows you how different
parts of it were put together.



I'm a total nerd for that kind of stuff.

So am I. Been recording a cover of a John Lennon semi-blues song here at Studio Backwardio just to see what I sound like on all the instruments. It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (HaL55)

Paul McCartney did a special for PBS a while back for his Chaos & Creation album. He demonstrated how they were able to make some of their more complex songs with only 6 recording tracks. It was an interesting look into the process.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (OyyDO)

213 Be of interest to know how much money Uncle Sugar shovels into Cali on a regular basis. Drying that up would have a way of getting the attention of their regime.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (90T4r)

214 Alternatively:
"Das Boot" was better than "Run Silent, Run Deep."
Discuss.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne)

********

My 'Ol man was on subs for 20 years including throughout the War. He told me Das Boot was the most realistic sub movie he'd ever seen.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2019 10:26 AM (0tfLf)

215 Always a sucker for Submarine Movies.

And Sandwiches.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (pUDQf)
++++++++++++++
"Hunt for Red October" was better than "Crimson Tide."
Discuss.

Alternatively:
"Das Boot" was better than "Run Silent, Run Deep."
Discuss.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne)

If a submarine in the bloodstream counts, I vote for Fantastic Voyage. Not because it was a good movie, but because of Raquel's tits.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 10:26 AM (3sjI6)

216 If a submarine in the bloodstream counts, I vote for Fantastic Voyage. Not because it was a good movie, but because of Raquel's tits.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 10:26 AM (3sjI6)
+++++++++++++
Always a plus. Well, two plusses.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (I2dne)

217 Morning Jane! Going into week two of taking the turmeric. Hoping, hoping...

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (kG5hP)

218
Borzoi are judged today at Westminster at 4:00 Eastern. Live streaming is on the Westminster site (www.westminsterkennelclub.org).

I looked at the competition. I would be happy if Delilah got an Award of Merit, as she's still a year or two away from her prime, but if there's anyone who can pull it off, it's the Field Marshal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (BWL+E)

219 Been in a phone meeting for 90 minutes, 5 of which have pertained to me.
Posted by: josephistan at February 11, 2019 10:18 AM (Izzlo)

Beginning of every conference call involving three or more locations:

"Hello, everyone! Okay, let's go around and see who's on. I've got Troy, Eric and Dana here with me. Houston, are you on?"

*silence*

"Okay, I guess Houston isn't on yet... Jason, are you on?"

"Yeah, I'm here."

"All right. Jason McDermott, are you on?"

"This IS Jason McDermott."

"Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was Jason Smith. Jason Smith, are you on?"

"I think he's in Houston."

"Yeah, here!"

"Who's here? Houston or Jason Smith?"

"Houston!"

"Okay, is Jason Smith with you?"

"No!"

"Okay, hang on everyone. Is Jason Smith on?"

"Hey, all!"

"Is that you, Jason?"

"No, this is Mike."

"Mike! You're in New Orleans, right?"

"No, I'm on the road, I don't know who's in New Orleans."

Etcetera ad infinitum....

Posted by: Vanya, Literary Critic at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (7PLM4)

220 204 Always a sucker for Submarine Movies.

And Sandwiches.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:19 AM (pUDQf)
++++++++++++++
"Hunt for Red October" was better than "Crimson Tide."
Discuss.

Alternatively:
"Das Boot" was better than "Run Silent, Run Deep."
Discuss.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne



Hunt is great, Baldwin notwithstanding.

Also loved U571.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (pUDQf)

221 216 If a submarine in the bloodstream counts, I vote for Fantastic Voyage. Not because it was a good movie, but because of Raquel's tits.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 10:26 AM (3sjI6)
+++++++++++++
Always a plus. Well, two plusses."

If that's the only standard, then 1,000,000 Years B.C. was Better.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (Kpl3J)

222 Jewell45, what for you taking turmeric, if I may ask. I take a form of it on a regular basis.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (90T4r)

223
I could be mistaken, but isn't this a new high for the president? I always thought 52-53% would be his ceiling....
Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 09:52 AM (NFEMn)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Right after inauguration - Ras. had some 57-59 approval numbers going into March 17.

Posted by: theATL at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (yFgwo)

224 That monkey looks more thoughtful than AOC.

Posted by: Caliban at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (qEujL)

225 Haley, how about a little privacy!

Posted by: Poltergeist fapping in Phoenix girl's bathroom at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (gC2IV)

226
Morning Jane! Going into week two of taking the turmeric. Hoping, hoping...

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (kG5hP)


Good luck! It takes a while to kick in, but you'll notice a big difference. I'm trying to convince our son to take it for his back, bad knees, bad ankles, and now an arthritic right hand. He's 29 (for real) and hurts like an old person. Thanks, Shitcanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (ptqGC)

227 CA. pulling Guard troops from border.
Posted by: HA at February 11, 2019 09:59 AM (MAstk)

If they keep this up.....

Posted by: JoeF.


_NS_RR_CT_ON _CT

I'd like to buy a vowel.

California needs to buy a clue. Fast.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (AM1GF)

228 211 it's only me and my better half here...we are empty nesters......on a frequent basis....my children's rooms and bathrooms are locked.....we don't lock them.....inevitably....if i need to go into one..... the door(s) are locked.....happened again this morning....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (0O7c5

You have Hobos in your attic.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (pUDQf)

229 Be kind, choose your words carefully, especially if you're angry and say a prayer for the last person who made you mad.

Xoxo
Posted by: nurse ratched

I have a theory about anger : when a person gets angry about someone or something, they're really angry at themselves.

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (+Yxdh)

230 add pepper to the turmeric......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2019 10:29 AM (0O7c5)

231
Etcetera ad infinitum....

Posted by: Vanya, Literary Critic at February 11, 2019 10:27 AM (7PLM4)


Thanks to modern technology, things now take ten times longer than they used to.

The effort in setting up a meeting is directly proportional to the cube of the number of people involved.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (BWL+E)

232 I ran across a listicle of Best Music Movies over at a classic rock website the other day. What a lame list, didn't even have Walk the Line on it. And they barely mentioned The Commitments.

Kids these days...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


"The Iorish are the blacks of Europe, and Dubliners are the blacks of Ioreland, and Nort' Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin.

So say it wit' me boys , and say it loud; I'om black and I'm proud!"

Posted by: Royde, Sally Royde at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (nEOLy)

233 The Butler Eagle's publisher and general manager Ron Vodenichar said that the paper was alerted by a reader to the hidden message in the "Non Sequitur" cartoon.

"We apologize that such a disgusting trick was perpetuated on the reading public," Vodenichar said on the paper's website. "The Butler Eagle will discontinue that comic immediately."

One panel of Sunday's "Non Sequitur" cartoon, which encouraged readers to color it in themselves, appears to include the hidden message: "We fondly say go f-ck yourself to Trump."

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (QkjLD)

234 Monkey : "Oh, hi Ruth. How's the SCOTUS life?"

Posted by: Hikaru at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (UnA8+)

235 May I whine? I shall whine.

I am a very part time teacher at a state university and they keep telling me that that makes me a state employee and as such I need to take Diversity Training. I've shirked until now but they're getting mad.

So I have to choose between on of two sessions (three hours each!):

"Guest speaker will focus on implicit bias"

or

"Guest speaker will focus on LGBTQ issues"

Which of these will make me a better German teacher?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

236 We have a contractor we've hired to do repairs to the house due to the hurricanes and trop. storms, and he's replacing the deck with Trex.

He is the spitting image of Bill O'Reilly. And he's from the NE. It's very distracting.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (ptqGC)

237 We poltergeists aren't known for our spelling.

Posted by: Poltergeist fapping in Phoenix girl's bathroom at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (gC2IV)

238 Lol. That monkey is far less likely to be considering its own mortality or the meaning of life than it is to be wondering if he would be able to hump the skeleton's eye socket.

Posted by: red speck at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (6Krd7)

239 From JJ's links
Palsi Pelosi rattles her dentures about forcing Trump to release his tax returns
Haven't we already seen this movie?

I seem to remember an msnbc countdown clock and a semi-animatronic talking cashew...

Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:31 AM (LL1Be)

240 I have a theory about anger : when a person gets angry about someone or something, they're really angry at themselves."

I propose to test that theory by poking you in the eye with a sharp stick. For no reason at all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:31 AM (Kpl3J)

241 I want MORE FUN

Posted by: the Monkey at February 11, 2019 10:31 AM (/qEW2)

242 Coonman digs himself in deeper on his indentured servants statement. And Kurt "Octopus" Eichenwald helps him shovel.

https://bit.ly/2N0f6Up


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (+y/Ru)

243 18 11
Zombie Ruth explaining to her law clerk how she wants to vote.

Posted by: WisRich at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (G0vdT)

Alternate could be Justice Kagan receiving her daily RBG update briefing.

Posted by: Roy at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (8RFw7)

244 skeleton's a stupid fucker

Posted by: monkey at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (FTPVM)

245 Exactly why isn't the absence of a Supreme Court justice -- and the fraudulent illusion that she is doing her job -- a constitutional crisis?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (RpM6k)

246 235 Which of these will make me a better German teacher?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

"LGBTQ issues" might make you better able to explain Scheisse Porn to the class.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (UnA8+)

247
Which of these will make me a better German teacher?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)


Neither, but I'd pick implicit bias. You're less likely to be assaulted.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (BWL+E)

248 Italics Barrel.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (RpM6k)

249 If I am not mistaken, that is a chimpanzee skeleton, not a macaque.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 11, 2019 10:12 AM (CPk0
---------

Long time no see, my friend!

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (U5tDi)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (BWL+E)

251 We were at husband's cousin's memorial service over the weekend, so I've missed all the news.


I see Moochelle graced the Grammy's last night.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

252 detalicize

Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (LL1Be)

253 Oh look.... a monkey in a barrel.....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:32 AM (90T4r)

254 Do I get a snack this morning?

Posted by: TEH BARREL at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (7PLM4)

255 Monkey just embarreled inself.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (ptqGC)

256
Thank heavens, it wasn't me.

Ask not for whom the Barrel yawns...

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (BWL+E)

257 I miss the Italicans already.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (pUDQf)

258 Dick Pix for $200, Alex.

Dik Dik

"What is Jeff Bezos' favorite animal?"

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (QkjLD)

259 Over/under on how many "monkey in a barrel" jokes were made before this post?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (AM1GF)

260 We have a contractor we've hired to do repairs to the house due to the hurricanes and trop. storms, and he's replacing the deck with Trex.

He is the spitting image of Bill O'Reilly. And he's from the NE. It's very distracting.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (ptqGC)
Is he just looking out for the "folks?"

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (NFEMn)

261 May I use this forum to recommend the Netflix series "Metal of Honor"? My Man was disappointed it doesn't cover Audie Murphy (yet), but it is very good. Just don't forget your tissues.

Posted by: Kris at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (OyyDO)

262
I miss the Italicans already.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (pUDQf)


Much nicer than the Hittites, the dirty goniffs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (BWL+E)

263 I miss the Italicans already.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:33 AM (pUDQf)

They make the best piazza.

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (7PLM4)

264 mikeyG is a wizard

Posted by: monkey at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (FTPVM)

265
Pearls before swine

Posted by: as good as any, better than some at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (pNxlR)

266

When I watch movies, my favorite snack is Rhesus Pieces.

Posted by: the Monkey at February 11, 2019 10:24 AM (/qEW2)

That's shocking.- Peter Gabriel

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:35 AM (HaL55)

267 I saw Glass this weekend.

Thoughts in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:35 AM (XSSCs)

268 Medal, not metal?

Or Mettle.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (pUDQf)

269
Not my circus, not my monkey

Posted by: sure, why not? at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (pNxlR)

270 I miss the Italicans already.



Pfft. Bunch of Gianni come latelys.

Posted by: The Etruscans at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (fuK7c)

271 My husband and I have decided to let our subscription to the local fish wrap expire.

He was at an event last week and spoke with the publisher, who we've considered a friend. He complained about the far-left direction the paper has gone, going so far as to use headlines from the WaPo to trash PDT.

Publisher "friend's" reply was, "So don't read it."

Alrighty then. They're bleeding subscribers. They can DIAF.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (ptqGC)

272 Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

42 years ago today I got out of the Navy.

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (+Yxdh)

273 It's minkey, not monkey.... sheesh.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (90T4r)

274 So I have to choose between on of two sessions (three hours each!):

"Guest speaker will focus on implicit bias"

or

"Guest speaker will focus on LGBTQ issues"

Which of these will make me a better German teacher?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)
+++++++++++++
Neither. That said, if they're forcing you into it, go for the LGBTQ one. "Implicit Bias" training is extremely dangerous. It is unknown whether it even exists or not, and if does whether it is even dangerous. Despite that, they seek to "fix the problem" through what is in effect subtle brainwashing. I wouldn't even give them the opportunity to try it on you. The LGBTQ crap is just going to be blunt-instrument cultural Marxism, which is far easier to deal with than fine scalpel cultural Marxism.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:37 AM (I2dne)

275 245 Exactly why isn't the absence of a Supreme Court justice -- and the fraudulent illusion that she is doing her job -- a constitutional crisis?"

Because Chief Justice Roberts has said that her (unelected, unconfirmed, wildly liberal, and all from the ACLU) staff can do her job for her, as long as they want, and he'll go along with pretending that it's her doing it.

And because no other branch has any authority at all over sitting Supreme Court Justices, only the SCOTUS itself, acting through the Chief Justice.

(technically Congress could impeach - yeah, go ask Nancy Pelosi when she's firing those hearings up)

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:37 AM (Kpl3J)

276 Yup. Monkey alright. Monkey to the barrel.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 11, 2019 10:37 AM (+y/Ru)

277 Alrighty then. They're bleeding subscribers. They can DIAF.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (ptqGC)

The market for coders is going to be saturated pretty quickly, here.

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:37 AM (7PLM4)

278 Why do I imagine the skeleton yelling, "G*d DAMMIT, Carl, you're such a f*cking asshole!"

?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2019 10:38 AM (AURKQ)

279
I miss the Italicans already


They were never going to be a match for the Metallicans - we all knew that

Posted by: pelicans, sittin' this one out at February 11, 2019 10:38 AM (pNxlR)

280 Okay, based on evidence, Roberts is a Leftist.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:38 AM (90T4r)

281 mikeyG is a wizard

Posted by: monkey


Alas, I wish I were a wizard.


Then I could save you from the Barrel.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:38 AM (LL1Be)

282 If a submarine in the bloodstream counts, I vote for
Fantastic Voyage. Not because it was a good movie, but because of
Raquel's tits.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 11, 2019 10:26 AM (3sjI6)


Pretty sound logic.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (9Om/r)

283 Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

42 years ago today I got out of the Navy.
Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (+Yxdh)

74 years ago today , Churchill and Roosevelt met with Stalin at Yalta and gave him half of Europe.....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (NFEMn)

284 Pearls before swine
Posted by: as good as any, better than some at February 11, 2019 10:34 AM (pNxlR)

That aphorism would make more sense if you could get bacon out of pearls....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (AURKQ)

285 Kraken I'm trying it for my arthritis.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (kG5hP)

286 42 years ago today I got out of the Navy.
Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:36 AM (+Yxdh)

What rate?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (IqOTP)

287

"...So say it wit' me boys , and say it loud; I'om black and I'm proud!"

Everyone else in the room thinks, "What the fook?" That's a great flick. Had to watch it about 3 times before I understood what they were saying. Besides "fook" every two minutes, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (HaL55)

288 I'm thinking Muldoon would be a fan of Bob's Burgers, at least the opening theme and to see the burger of the day , because of the pun theme.

The retail space next to Bob's always has a pun name of the store. My two most recent favorites were 'Whole Lotta Shaker Furniture Going On' and 'Gloves Actually ' .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (TD9KB)

289 'Sup everyone?

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (MVjcR)

290
Posted by: Poltergeist fapping in Phoenix girl's bathroom at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (gC2IV)
dying.....


Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (0O7c5)

291 280 Okay, based on evidence, Roberts is a Leftist.
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:38 AM (90T4r)

===========

I would say that he's an institutionalist who believes that the image of the court is more important than constitutional concerns.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (XSSCs)

292 Which of these will make me a better German teacher?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

The LGBTQWERTY one. You can focus on, how when the Muz enforce their will on Germany, all the Qwertys are going to land headfirst on the sidewalk.

What's German for "I'll convert, please don't kill me"?

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (7PLM4)

293 That fucking monkey is looking pretty damn smug

Posted by: skeleton at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (FTPVM)

294
Guest speaker will focus on LGBTQ issues


Ask if LGBTQ folk are capable of being "good Germans", then duck.

Posted by: stir that shit at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (pNxlR)

295 What rate?
Posted by: hogmartin

AMS 2

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (+Yxdh)

296 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

My oldest kid was required to take either a class on women, African americans, or indians. He picked indians and came out a big fan of Andrew Jackson. All of their required outreach to the homeless during high school had the opposite effect, esp when one was mugged in the parking lot.

Mandatory sensitivity backfires.

I once read this exchange or heard it, don't remember which:

Guy 1: You took the sensitivity training?
Guy 2: Yep
Guy 1: You more sensitive?
Guy 2: Only my frenulum

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (nRWPy)

297 What's German for "I'll convert, please don't kill me"?
Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (7PLM4)

Ich bin Franzoeser

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (AURKQ)

298 Buddy Guy won a Grammy last night for Best Traditional Blues Album. Good for him! He's like 82 and still touring.

Alan Parsons also won one for Best Immersive Audio Album for a 5.1 mix of Eye in the Sky 35th Anniversary Edition. Had a buddy in HS who had a discrete 4-channel sound system that sounded awesome. I'd like to hear a good 5.1 CD on a comparable system.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:06 AM (HaL55)

Good for Buddy! He is a hard-working musician. Many years ago, when he was touring with Junior Wells, they played the club in Calgary, and I got to meet them and shake their hands. Because that's what they did. They worked the crowd between sets.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (nPGq2)

299 74 years ago today , Churchill and Roosevelt met with Stalin at Yalta and gave him half of Europe.....
Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (NFEMn)

"I'm going to need those Cossacks back, too."

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (7PLM4)

300 Bander, do the LBGT class. You can add a whole bunch of vowels and come up with Deutsche Wort for Left-handed Monkey Wrench.

Oops, crossed the stream. World ends in five minutes.

Posted by: RI Red at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (jbWXM)

301 Hey, Weasel!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (IqOTP)

302 285 Kraken I'm trying it for my arthritis.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 11, 2019 10:39 AM (kG5hP)

Ah. I take a version that includes boswellia ( aka frankincense) that is good for pain and inflammation. For a year now... zero side effects... the stuff holds aches and pains at bay. Higly recommend.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (90T4r)

303 February 19th is the next scheduled public proceeding for the Supreme Court. Despite the irrational scrawlings of the do-nothing reporters at the Washington Post, we'll find out then whether RBG is alive or capable of doing her job.

I mean, all the newspapers need to to do dispel the rumors is call her on the telephone and talk to her.

Has any reporter even tried to do that?

Just a telephone call?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (RpM6k)

304 The best thing about forced sensitivity training is the 'what did you learn?' section you have to fill out.

So ripe with possibilities.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (pUDQf)

305 Bezos dick pics are free through Amazon Prime.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (iXnsK)

306 296 My oldest kid was required to take either a class on women, African americans, or indians. He picked indians and came out a big fan of Andrew Jackson.
Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (nRWPy)

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

The problem is that Indians weren't a monolith and any actual study of them will show them to be warring clans who hated each other more than they hated the white men for the majority of their history.

That doesn't engender them to much sympathy, in my mind.

Yeah, it's sad that they lost their land, but they sold most of it, and lost the rest by fighting each other as much as they fought the English and the French (and Spanish and...)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (XSSCs)

307 What's German for "I'll convert, please don't kill me"?
Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM (7PLM4)

---------

My German is a little rusty but I think it's AAAAAAAAAHHHH SPLAT

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (gC2IV)

308 As a college student my brother worked exactly one day for a lab in Rockville, MD. Part of the job was cleaning out the monkey cages. After the guy training him explained what that entailed, including getting bit by angry monkeys that were used in experiments, my brother basically said no thanks and got the hell out of there.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 11, 2019 10:44 AM (zmIJL)

309 153
No doubt Mooch stole the show,I'm sure her dress was "stunning" as well.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2019 10:07 AM (BXMxN)



For the love of God, set me my prongholes free!

Posted by: Michele's Belt at February 11, 2019 10:44 AM (ymnmz)

310 AMS 2
Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (+Yxdh)

I think they might have merged before I joined.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:44 AM (IqOTP)

311 would say that he's an institutionalist who believes that the image of the court is more important than constitutional concerns.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:40 AM

Yes, and because he personally dislikes Trump. he's not going to hand him victories....

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:44 AM (NFEMn)

312 If a macaque, running for office, defecated, would it be a macaca moment?

Posted by: Philosomoron at February 11, 2019 10:44 AM (sRkoB)

313 "Implicit Bias" training is extremely dangerous.


I was thinking of turning it around on them.

The first "cultural journal" passage in the book is a dialog between a dark haired woman and a German man who keeps asking where she's from because she speaks German so well.

She's from Hamburg, Mom's from Hamburg, finally they get to Dad's from Muenster but he was born in Iran. So the German says, "oh that explains it, you're not really German".

So the book wants the very first cultural note to beginning students to be "Germans are racist against dark hair".

I don't teach that part, but I did circle back to it at the end of last term and say "here's something I didn't teach you" and they were all appalled at the huge bias in that piece.

I'm thinking of using this story against the Implied Bias people.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

314 305 Bezos dick pics are free through Amazon Prime.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (iXnsK)


Short film. Doesn't last long. Funny though. Really a comedy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (pUDQf)

315 305
Bezos dick pics are free through Amazon Prime.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2019 10:43 AM (iXnsK)


I like the way he puts it on every amazon box he delivers.

Posted by: Michele's Belt at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (ymnmz)

316 dammit

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (ymnmz)

317

Which of these will make me a better German teacher?

Neither. Me: "I don't need to take either of those classes. When have I ever exhibited a behavior that you think I need to attend?"
"Hmmm?"

And if they forced me to, I'd just play with my smartphone and and earbuds and just tune everything out. "Hey, I'm here like you wanted."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (HaL55)

318 I like the way he puts it on every amazon box he delivers.
Posted by: Michele's Belt at February 11, 2019 10:45 AM (ymnmz)
\
eew

Posted by: JoeF. at February 11, 2019 10:46 AM (NFEMn)

319 Whatever else Roberts is, or is not... he has proved unhelpful to what I value.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:46 AM (90T4r)

320 Mandatory sensitivity backfires.
...
Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (nRWPy)
+++++++++++
Often, yes. Just like DARE often backfired by turning kids on to drugs.

I don't know how serious it is. My company has some "training" that is globally required and they will hunt you down to take it like Bander's situation. I have only pushed back once, and that was the "unconscious bias" training. I got the E-Mail to tell me to take it. I told my boss that this was a hard line for me and I would not comply with a scientifically bankrupt idea whose stated goal is to reprogram how I think subconsciously. I put my job on the line over that. I told him directly that I would not be taking it, and he could do about that what he chose to do.

He told me, "Ignore it and we'll see what happens." So far, so good. Unlike normal "sensitivity training," this crap has no basis and I don't think that companies want to attract litigation over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:46 AM (I2dne)

321 I mean, all the newspapers need to to do dispel the rumors is call her on the telephone and talk to her.

Has any reporter even tried to do that?

Just a telephone call?"

Have we really all forgotten that we went through the first 8 months of 2018 without a SINGLE person being allowed to publicly speak to John McCain? 8 months without him ever once being seen in any public setting, while all his friends and allies said "Oh he's doing great, he's gonna be back in DC any day now!"

And then finally, 8 months after he disappeared, it was "Oh guess what, he's dead, what a surprise!!!"

EXACT SAME THING HAPPENING TODAY. The only question as to the end date is how long they want to milk the game.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:46 AM (Kpl3J)

322 Way back in the 70s I had to take Algebra in summer school. I decided to play a prank and claim my name was Fernando instead of Fred. The amount earnest concern for Fernando's situation displayed by the teacher was so embarrassing that I fessed up and told her my name is Fred. She was not pleased. This was 1972. The cuckoldry of America has some very long legs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (2LelM)

323 Mandatory sensitivity backfires.


Discrimination is good and a critically important survival trait.


Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (LL1Be)

324 297 Ich bin Franzoeser

that's german for "cruller", isn't it?

Posted by: Anachronda might be a jelly doughnut at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (sGtp+)

325 Ich bin Franzoeser


That there was funny.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

326 Except the class focused on "hate-america-first" not actual history. They did what they always do. You were supposed to come out, sell all your goods and go volunteer at a reservation, then wrap yourself in a smallpox blanket while crying about roaming buffalo and "nature."

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (nRWPy)

327 That fucking monkey is looking pretty damn smug
Posted by: skeleton at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM

I was working on quadratic equations when you started flapping your mandible. You sound like you have a bolt up your ass.

Posted by: The Monkey to The Skeleton at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (zmIJL)

328 326 Except the class focused on "hate-america-first" not actual history. They did what they always do. You were supposed to come out, sell all your goods and go volunteer at a reservation, then wrap yourself in a smallpox blanket while crying about roaming buffalo and "nature."
Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM (nRWPy)

===========

A well armed (with history) kid could do some real damage in a class like that.

"I got this blanket from the Shawnee!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:48 AM (XSSCs)

329 Read 'Little Big Man' and then watch the movie. Two different stories.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 10:48 AM (2LelM)

330 What's nice is that since Ralph Northam is under pressure, he has decided that to counteract his racism, my kids and I should get some sensitivity training.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 10:48 AM (9VeU0)

331 Fun Fact - that skeleton is actually from an alien.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (skFw3)

332 AMS 2
Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (+Yxdh)

I think they might have merged before I joined.
Posted by: hogmartin

The AM rate was plit 3 ways; AMS, AMH and AME in those days.

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (+Yxdh)

333 330 What's nice is that since Ralph Northam is under pressure, he has decided that to counteract his racism, my kids and I should get some sensitivity training.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 10:48 AM (9VeU0)

==========

Fits the bill.

Privatize profits and socialize loses.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (XSSCs)

334 CNBC is pimping a poll that 76 percent of registered voters support Donkey Chompers 70 percent tax on "the rich". Baghdad Bob was an amateur compared to our MFM

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (OLCnA)

335 CNBC is pimping a poll that 76 percent of registered voters support Donkey Chompers 70 percent tax on "the rich". Baghdad Bob was an amateur compared to our MFM
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (OLCnA)
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I wonder if it's "supports" or "doesn't strenuously object." If it is the latter, I might buy it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (I2dne)

336 No doubt Mooch stole the show,I'm sure her dress was "stunning" as well.

Like a bolt pistol.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (iXnsK)

337
BLAZING SKULL


Recall
those ATIFA thugs who are now on trial for attacking those two
Marines. Well it turns out that they had connections with high level
Democrats including Mouthy Mad Maxine.






https://tinyurl.com/y2gza3hv

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (mpXpK)

338 I know, Tom. It is incredible in the most serious sense of the word. I cannot believe this is allowed to happen.

Like I said a few weeks back, we need a writ of habeas corpus for the Supreme Court to produce her.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (RpM6k)

339 Yeah, they even had the balls to say that 64% of Republicans supported it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (xfb67)

340 That monkey looks more thoughtful than AOC.

Posted by: Caliban at February 11, 2019 10:28 AM (qEujL)

Well, it actually has a brain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (nPGq2)

341 293 That fucking monkey is looking pretty damn smug
Posted by: skeleton at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (FTPVM)

That's because he's got work.

Bones and I are still waiting for a redux

Posted by: Jason at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (RZ6R1)

342 2nd college kid in his required Lgbtqaqiap++ class just texted me pics of the lecturer and powerpoints the whole time. We had a ball, pun intended.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (nRWPy)

343 I am a flat tax supporter... for everyone.... it's like being the Last Mastadon....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (90T4r)

344 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2019 10:49 AM (OLCnA)

I'm really going to have to pull the trigger and set up the Julius Streicher Award for Excellence in Journalism. So much fodder since 2016, and this year has some doozies already.

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (7PLM4)

345 while crying about roaming buffalo and "nature."
Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:47 AM


I could use a good campaign advisor. Call me.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (sRkoB)

346 I wonder if it's "supports" or "doesn't strenuously object." If it is the latter, I might buy it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:50 AM (I2dne)


About where I'm at on it. "The Rich" don't give two shits about me. The feeling is mutual. Bonus - if they're busy dodging the tax, maybe they'll be too busy to stick their noses in my business.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (skFw3)

347 When Monkeys Go Vegan.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'looking for my spark of divinity in my hippocampus' at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (FJqw3)

348 343 I am a flat tax supporter... for everyone.... it's like being the Last Mastadon....
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (90T4r)

===========

Troglodyte.

I'm a Fair Tax supporter.

Only tax consumption!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:52 AM (XSSCs)

349 So I have to choose between on of two sessions (three hours each!):



"Guest speaker will focus on implicit bias"



or



"Guest speaker will focus on LGBTQ issues"



Which of these will make me a better German teacher?



Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM


Neither. The answer, of course, is "mango".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 10:52 AM (p+Wdc)

350 I am a flat tax supporter... for everyone.... it's like being the Last Mastadon....
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (90T4r)

You are not alone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:52 AM (TD9KB)

351 I think that skeleton has more flesh that Celine Dion.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:52 AM (RpM6k)

352 "Oddly, German doesn't distinguish between monkeys and apes"

Schock den Affen!

Posted by: Peter G at February 11, 2019 10:53 AM (eAZVt)

353 Pic is creepy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 11, 2019 10:53 AM (L3YlV)

354 I think that skeleton has more flesh that Celine Dion.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 11, 2019 10:52 AM (RpM6k)

I belieeeeeve that my heart has gone on....

Posted by: Monkey Skeleton Movie Soundtrack at February 11, 2019 10:53 AM (7PLM4)

355 Which of these will make me a better German teacher?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

Tell them you want to take half of each. For diversity's sake.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (nPGq2)

356 That fucking monkey is looking pretty damn smug
Posted by: skeleton at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM


We currently own the copyright on smug. Just sayin' ...

Posted by: Covington Kids at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (sRkoB)

357 352 "Oddly, German doesn't distinguish between monkeys and apes"

Schock den Affen!
Posted by: Peter G at February 11, 2019 10:53 AM (eAZVt)

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About monkeys and French, but funny from Eddie Izzard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1sQkEfAdfY

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (XSSCs)

358 For those using turmeric, have you read of, or know the Whole 30 protocol? Or the AIP ideas?
Turned my wife's life around.
https://whole30.com/step-one/

Posted by: MarkY at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (i022r)

359 213 Be of interest to know how much money Uncle Sugar shovels into Cali on a regular basis. Drying that up would have a way of getting the attention of their regime.
________________

Well for starters, we know that CA has hundreds of thousands of ineligible recipients on its Medicaid rolls. (That's the # it admits to, who knows how many there actually are). And it probably has millions of ineligible food stamp recipients. If we stopped those payments, and also said that CA can't participate in any more federal elections until it gets all the ineligible voters off its voter rolls, we'd start to make a dent in the problem.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (fqUgw)

360 About where I'm at on it. "The Rich" don't give two shits about me. The feeling is mutual. Bonus - if they're busy dodging the tax, maybe they'll be too busy to stick their noses in my business.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (skFw3)
++++++++++++
I don't want it. I'm not in the tax group and never will be, but high marginal rates only serve two purposes:
1) They employ accountants by the wheelbarrow-full to find ways to dodge it. High marginal rates have no bearing on actual receipts, they just cause dislocations.
2) Today the limit is a whopping $10 million. Tomorrow, it'll be a million. Next week it'll be a hundred grand. Next year it'll be 75 thousand.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (I2dne)

361 OT....Went ot Wally world to get new razors.


The Harry's section was decimated. The shick section was picked over. The Bic section was mostly full. Gillette was well stocked.


I chose the 3 blade Wallyworld brand with lubricated strip. I found that it works just fine. A handle and six cartridges $3.54. Instead of $15 for three. Adios Gillettee, you need to do better. I Gillette was the lats big brand name anything I would buy....out of lazy habit.


As Glenn Campbell said in his last song....I won't miss you or even know you are crying.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (ymnmz)

362 So the book wants the very first cultural note to beginning students to be "Germans are racist against dark hair".

That entire example is racist and stupid, and shows that the author knew nothing about actual Germans. Dark Hair and dark complexions have always been common in the southern, Swabian and Bavarian regions - this goes back to the tribes who lived there in Roman times. The light headed Blonde look is predominant near the Baltic, because the Nordic people spent the last millennia overrunning those areas. It only got mythologized as being the "German" look when Hitler started pushing his ridiculous racial fantasies.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 10:55 AM (Kpl3J)

363 I guess that should be FLAMING SKULL.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 10:55 AM (mpXpK)

364 DAMN
Vic's link is seriously smoking.

Posted by: mikeyG at February 11, 2019 10:55 AM (LL1Be)

365 Be of interest to know how much money Uncle Sugar shovels into Cali on a regular basis. Drying that up would have a way of getting the attention of their regime.
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (90T4r)
+++++++++++
Last I checked, CA is one of the minority of states that is a net federal taxpayer. They have massive flow of money from the feds, but those Silicon Valley companies and Hollywood pay an awful lot, too. Cutting them off would actually be double-plus good for the Federal budget, since every penny cut would just go to the general fund - there's no fed-to-state deficit to overcome first...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:56 AM (I2dne)

366 About where I'm at on it. "The Rich" don't give two shits about me. The feeling is mutual. Bonus - if they're busy dodging the tax, maybe they'll be too busy to stick their noses in my business.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 10:51 AM (skFw3)

I don't begrudge them If they are using the tax laws to legally avoid taxes. The solution is not in raising the tax rates.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 10:56 AM (TD9KB)

367 I don't want it. I'm not in the tax group and never will be, but high marginal rates only serve two purposes:
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM (I2dne)


I get it - I wouldn't vote for it either.

But ... I just ain't feeling the urge to fight against it either. My Betters can take care of this on their own. Or not. Doesn't matter to me. I hate them that much.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 10:57 AM (skFw3)

368 I take a specific brand of curcumin/ boswellia formula, from a specific company... works very well for my wear and tear issues. i am loathe to be specific about the company, though

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:57 AM (90T4r)

369 5 Minkey skeleton?
Posted by: BignJames at February 11, 2019 09:27 AM (cxHbL)

Heh! Got "minkey" in there pretty fast!

Posted by: m at February 11, 2019 10:57 AM (hl9+B)

370 349
So I have to choose between on of two sessions (three hours each!):



"Guest speaker will focus on implicit bias"


or


"Guest speaker will focus on LGBTQ issues"



Which of these will make me a better German teacher?


Will they be addressing German Bias?




Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'looking for my spark of divinity in my hippocampus' at February 11, 2019 10:58 AM (FJqw3)

371 "Crimson Tide."


Discuss.


Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:23 AM (I2dne)

Crimson Tide was a bit too hysterical. Everyone was emoting way too much...but I did like the movie.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2019 10:58 AM (wYseH)

372 And they're on the 17th tee.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 10:58 AM (gC2IV)

373 I don't know why they think that anyone will allow you to steal their money at some exorbitant rate. They'll just decamp or set up a corporation, trust, or other entity. Regardless, if they did take it, they'd not produce it the next round. All these progs think "rich" people keep their money in a vault like Scrooge McDuck. They have no idea it provides capital for everyone else.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:59 AM (nRWPy)

374

I endorse a Flat Tax of no more than 10% of income combined with a law that forbids deficit spending of any type. This legislation would also require the immediate expulsion of any congresscritter who proposed spending one penny more than is taken in.


Government needs to be treated like a monkey and kept in a small cage.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HaL55)

375 Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (nRWPy)

Andrew Jackson is unfairly vilified by people with no real understanding of the history.

He was not racist. He adopted a native child he found wandering orphaned by a battle, raised him as his own son, and got him into West Point. Hardly the actions of a racist.

His plan for relocation was to protect Natives from greedy state governments like that of Georgia, which routinely provoked conflicts between Natives and settlers as a means of opening up more land for development. He believed that letting the status quo persist would lead to their annihilation, and that buying time by moving them would help them acclimate. It was not a plan carried out with ill intent, it was at its worst, well-intentioned meddling gone wrong.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (J+mig)

376 Crimson Tide was okay, but Red October was much better.

Das Boot was good, U571 was a steaming load.

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (7PLM4)

377 I get it - I wouldn't vote for it either.

But ... I just ain't feeling the urge to fight against it either. My Betters can take care of this on their own. Or not. Doesn't matter to me. I hate them that much.

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

A few points:

1. A lot of rich are very conservative. More than you would think.

2. High marginal tax rates would hurt people at the bottom more than at the top.

3. I get the sentiment. And if the rich lost the support of the conservative middle class, maybe they would be more willing to give the conservative middle class something too - you know for the electoral effort.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (sX1BW)

378 Sorry to belabor this. The diversity sign up form says:

"These sessions do not only support this initiative but enhances our sense of community."


You want to nag me about implicit bias and you can't manage subject and verb agreement? At a university?

Codswallop!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (fuK7c)

379 You people's with your Italican puns got me drilling down on the Etruscans...fascinating stuff

Posted by: monkey at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (FTPVM)

380 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HaL55)

Nowhere in your proposal did you mention wood-chippers. Are we really going to go with half-measures at this point ?

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (skFw3)

381 Bad time to drop Phil's bag, huh ??

Posted by: Monkey at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (RZ6R1)

382 Like I said a few weeks back, we need a writ of habeas corpus for the Supreme Court to produce her."

That cuts to the heart of the problem - who would issue it? The Executive Branch is constitutionally barred from interfering with the Judiciary. Anything from the Congress has to go through Nancy Pelosi. And lower Courts are forbidden, by law, from attempting to interfere in any way by any higher court.

So who does that leave? John Roberts, that's who. It's all up to him, and if he decides nothing is going to be said, then nothing will be said.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

383 375 Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 10:41 AM (nRWPy)

Andrew Jackson is unfairly vilified by people with no real understanding of the history.

He was not racist. He adopted a native child he found wandering orphaned by a battle, raised him as his own son, and got him into West Point. Hardly the actions of a racist.

His plan for relocation was to protect Natives from greedy state governments like that of Georgia, which routinely provoked conflicts between Natives and settlers as a means of opening up more land for development. He believed that letting the status quo persist would lead to their annihilation, and that buying time by moving them would help them acclimate. It was not a plan carried out with ill intent, it was at its worst, well-intentioned meddling gone wrong.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (J+mig)

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

I get the feeling that he might have had some kind of bi-polar disorder.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (ANN96)

384 Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 11:00 AM (J+mig)

That's the factual history I was able to learn. Presentism is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 11:02 AM (TD9KB)

385 301 Hey, Weasel!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2019 10:42 AM (IqOTP)
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Howdy hogmartin! Glad you made it home in one piece. I'm working from home today and taking one of what will likely be many breaks with WeaselDog.

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2019 11:02 AM (MVjcR)

386 Crimson Tide was a bit too hysterical. Everyone was emoting way too much...but I did like the movie.

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

A great rewatchable movie, as Hackman and Denzel films usually are. Plus Gandolfini.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2019 11:02 AM (sX1BW)

387 I endorse a Flat Tax of no more than 10% of income combined with a law that forbids deficit spending of any type. This legislation would also require the immediate expulsion of any congresscritter who proposed spending one penny more than is taken in.


Government needs to be treated like a monkey and kept in a small cage.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HaL55)
++++++++++++
I can see a couple of things this might need. For income tax, I am all for this. If we're going to have one at all, it should be capped low and kept flat. I could even be talked into 15%. But there are other revenue sources, too, like sales taxes, excise taxes, tariffs, etc. I think you need to have it be something like
- Income taxes are flat and at 10-15%. No deductions.
- Budgets must be balanced. No deficits are permitted unless there is a properly declared ware that needs direct financing. If this happens, any debts incurred may only be in the form of war bonds to specifically finance the conflict.
- Government spending must not exceed 18% of the last three year's moving-average GDP.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:02 AM (I2dne)

388 You at Tarquin the Proud yet?

You can thank Estruscans for paved streets and swamp drainage, btw.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 11:02 AM (nRWPy)

389 382
Like I said a few weeks back, we need a writ of habeas corpus for the Supreme Court to produce her."



That cuts to the heart of the problem - who would issue it? The
Executive Branch is constitutionally barred from interfering with the
Judiciary. Anything from the Congress has to go through Nancy Pelosi.
And lower Courts are forbidden, by law, from attempting to interfere
in any way by any higher court.



So who does that leave? John Roberts, that's who. It's all up to
him, and if he decides nothing is going to be said, then nothing will be
said.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)


When RBG finally shits the bed the media will be like "Wow a bolt out of the blue" .

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 11:03 AM (ymnmz)

390 365
Be of interest to know how much money Uncle Sugar shovels into Cali on a
regular basis. Drying that up would have a way of getting the attention
of their regime.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 10:25 AM (90T4r)

+++++++++++

Last I checked, CA is one of the minority of states that is a net
federal taxpayer. They have massive flow of money from the feds, but
those Silicon Valley companies and Hollywood pay an awful lot, too.
Cutting them off would actually be double-plus good for the Federal
budget, since every penny cut would just go to the general fund -
there's no fed-to-state deficit to overcome first...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 10:56 AM (I2dne)


Do not trust those article that publish whether a State takes in more federal dollars than it pay in. They count every federal dollar budged to projects in the State vs every dollar paid to the government in taxes.
Any State with a lot of military bases and national parks gets a lot of federal dollars. CA's military bases are slimming down because they really do not want them. But they still have a metric shit-ton of national parks.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 11:03 AM (mpXpK)

391 Taxes on income of fiat currency is funny when you think about it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 11:03 AM (xfb67)

392 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM

Just got some Dorco blades to try. After about a week, I'd say they're ok. Not as good as Gillette, but not bad. If they let me give Gillette a pass, they'll work for me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 11:04 AM (p+Wdc)

393 Actually I am at the Villanovan period, pre Etruscan. And the Celts before that and on and on until I fall asleep and start snoring the formation of the Universe

Posted by: Tom Bombadil at February 11, 2019 11:04 AM (FTPVM)

394 Government needs to be treated like a monkey and kept in a small cage.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HaL55)

Very well put.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM (J+mig)

395 Actually I am at the Villanovan period, pre Etruscan. And the Celts before that and on and on until I fall asleep and start snoring the formation of the Universe

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Two of my favorite basketball teams.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

396 Just got some Dorco blades to try. After about a week, I'd say they're ok. Not as good as Gillette, but not bad. If they let me give Gillette a pass, they'll work for me.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 11:04 AM (p+Wdc)
++++++++++
I am a Dollar Shave Club customer, and I use their four-blade razor. That particular razor *is* a Dorco and I will probably just switch to the OEM instead of paying twice via DSC. I have same conclusion you do: it is not as good as my Gillette Mach 3 razor because they only last about 2/3 as long (the shave quality until that point is on par), but they are so much cheaper that it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM (I2dne)

397 You guys are Shave Shaming me here.

I just hit it with the electric when I'm in the mood. And I don't get real close. It gives me that "Perv in a Van by the River" look that all the ladies are wild about.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM (skFw3)

398 So who does that leave? John Roberts, that's who. It's all up to him, and if he decides nothing is going to be said, then nothing will be said.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

Brought this up a couple of days ago.

What happens if someone whose case was upheld by a lower court comes to the Supreme Court and loses, with the vote being 5-4 and Ginsburg being one of the five.

After the announcement, the party in question (it would have to be a state, I think) announces: "That's nice, but until we see proof that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is alive and in command of her senses, which has not happened in [insert number of weeks or months], we regard this as a 4-4 deadlock and we defer to the lower court ruling."

Posted by: Vanya at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (7PLM4)

399 And Casey chokes.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (gC2IV)

400 Bic razors.... very good.

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (90T4r)

401 >>I am a Dollar Shave Club customer, and I use their four-blade razor. That particular razor *is* a Dorco and I will probably just switch to the OEM instead of paying twice via DSC. I have same conclusion you do: it is not as good as my Gillette Mach 3 razor because they only last about 2/3 as long (the shave quality until that point is on par), but they are so much cheaper that it doesn't matter.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM (I2dne)

On the last Harry's cartridge. After that, straight razor and styptic pen.

Posted by: Zod at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)

402 Anyone tried Barbasol's razors? I use their basic red-stripe shaving cream and have forever, but never tried their new products.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (I2dne)

403 From what I have read that relocation of the "Civilized Tribes" (thank you Josey Wales) from GA was because they discovered gold in north GA where the Cherokee had a reservation.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (mpXpK)

404 Staring Contest. My money's on the Skeleton.

Posted by: jim at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (gjGvH)

405 On the last Harry's cartridge. After that, straight razor and styptic pen.
Posted by: Zod at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)
++++++++++
I envy both your steady hands and your patience.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (I2dne)

406 @realDonaldTrump 9 minutes ago


Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight. Tremendous crowd! See you later!

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (cF8AT)

407 Phil goes to 18 with a 3 shot lead.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (gC2IV)

408 More like straight razor and suture kit, zod....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (90T4r)

409 All this talk of golf reminds me that pitchers and catchers report soon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (I2dne)

410 I think a lot of the system's hate for Jackson stems not from his Native policies, but how he dismantled the 2nd Bank of The United States, a precursor to the Federal Reserve. The reasons he gave in his speech for doing so are just as valid today.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (J+mig)

411 On the last Harry's cartridge. After that, straight razor and styptic pen.
Posted by: Zod at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (Bdeb0)


Surprising. I always figured you just regulated your facial hair to the desired length via force of will.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (skFw3)

412 So who does that leave? John Roberts, that's who.
It's all up to him, and if he decides nothing is going to be said, then
nothing will be said.



Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM

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At some point Trump will force the issue, trust me on that.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (JUOKG)

413 "Phil goes to 18 with a 3 shot lead."

The groundhog?

Posted by: Chris M at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (eAZVt)

414 Phil goes to 18 with a 3 shot lead.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (gC2IV)

Should take a three wood or iron off tee. But it is Phil.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (TD9KB)

415 10 Memento mori.

contemplating its own mortality

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 09:28 AM (fuK7c)

There's some great discussion, and great art, of memento mori at The Art of Manliness site:

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/memento-mori-art/

Posted by: m at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (hl9+B)

416 All this talk of golf reminds me that pitchers and catchers report soon.

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About time.

Posted by: Shep at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (sX1BW)

417 235---Which of these will make me a better German teacher?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)
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It depends on your particular talents.
If you excel at appearing attentive (or at least awake) during mind-numbing monotony, pick the "implicit bias" one.

OTOH, if you are highly adept at stifling guffaws, pick the LGBTQWERTY one.

I do better with the first, although I often have to mentally sing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall to get through them. This keeps me from slipping into the arms of Morpheus.
I even look like I'm thinking.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (Rxduq)

418 399 And Casey chokes.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:06 AM (gC2IV)

I didn't realize Casey is that old .41

Posted by: REDACTED at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (RZ6R1)

419 392
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 10:54 AM

Just
got some Dorco blades to try. After about a week, I'd say they're ok.
Not as good as Gillette, but not bad. If they let me give Gillette a
pass, they'll work for me.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 11, 2019 11:04 AM (p+Wdc)


I don't like mail order things that you have to sign up for and then they come automatically , and hit your CC automatically. I use razors to the bitter end, and would end up having a pile of them in my drawer.Yeah Gillette is marginally better, but $15 for three vs 3.54 for six? I grew up poor and know what saving a dollar is like. Gillette was one of the few brand name luxuries I allowed myself. Shit, I can even eat Wallyworld brand tuna if I have too. I can live with out Gillette.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (ymnmz)

420 Phil goes to 18 with a 3 shot lead.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (gC2IV)

... and two tremendous man boobs.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (skFw3)

421 409 All this talk of golf reminds me that pitchers and catchers report soon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (I2dne).


Tomorrow I think.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 11:10 AM (cF8AT)

422 Time to get with the President and start linking and sharing the El Paso rally. Momentum!! Build the Goddamn Wall CONGRESS!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 11, 2019 11:10 AM (FTPVM)

423 >>Surprising. I always figured you just regulated your facial hair to the desired length via force of will.
Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (skFw3)

Well...yeah. But all the cool kids are talking about their razors 'n' stuff, and Zod just wants to fit in.

Posted by: Zod at February 11, 2019 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

424 402
Anyone tried Barbasol's razors? I use their basic red-stripe shaving cream and have forever, but never tried their new products.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (I2dne)

I use the red stripe cream. I didn't know they made razors. I would have tried them.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 11:11 AM (ymnmz)

425 Of course you could just keep asking the difference between questioning and queer. I'm sorry, I'm trying to be sensitive, but I really need more help on differentiating....

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 11:11 AM (nRWPy)

426 You guys are Shave Shaming me here.

I just
hit it with the electric when I'm in the mood. And I don't get real
close. It gives me that "Perv in a Van by the River" look that all the
ladies are wild about.





Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:05 AM

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I bought a bag of disposal razors from Walmart about a decade ago. there are three left I think.


If I need to trim my beard, I use a electric beard trimmer. Haven't shaved my beard off but one time since April 14th 1999 when I retired from the Navy.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 11, 2019 11:11 AM (JUOKG)

427 420 Phil goes to 18 with a 3 shot lead.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2019 11:07 AM (gC2IV)

Only a cheater could blow this 1

Posted by: REDACTED at February 11, 2019 11:11 AM (RZ6R1)

428 Pitchers and catchers report..... so, Reggie and Jugears will be sighted in Arizona.....

Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (90T4r)

429 Tomorrow I think.
Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 11:10 AM (cF8AT)
++++++++++
I'm thinking of trying out MLB's online subscription this year so I can watch games. They black out local markets, though, and my TV service (DirecTV Now - owned by AT&T) doesn't have a carriage contract with Root Sports (also known as AT&T Sports Net), which is extremely annoying. I am looking for a way around that...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (I2dne)

430 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (yTfbH)

431 Monkey up

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (mpXpK)

432 Pitchers and catchers report..... so, Reggie and Jugears will be sighted in Arizona.....
Posted by: kraken at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (90T4r)
+++++++++
*snort*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (I2dne)

433 I had a roommate in college that was far more Native American than Elizabeth Warren.

Bastard only had to shave about once a week.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2019 11:13 AM (xfb67)

434 With regards to American Heroes, the list begins with George Washington then Andrew Jackson. One is Moses, the other is Joshua. Of course this annoys Obama.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2019 11:13 AM (2LelM)

435 What happens if someone whose case was upheld by a lower court comes to the Supreme Court and loses, with the vote being 5-4 and Ginsburg being one of the five.

After the announcement, the party in question (it would have to be a state, I think) announces: "That's nice, but until we see proof that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is alive and in command of her senses, which has not happened in [insert number of weeks or months], we regard this as a 4-4 deadlock and we defer to the lower court ruling.""

Not possible unless the lower court goes along - but every lower court in this situation is going to say "no you're wrong, we're issuing an immediate injunction against you."

If you could invent some theoretical scenario where the 5th circuit goes rogue and tries to ignore the Supreme Court, maybe - but everyone knows that only the liberal 9th Circuit is allowed to do that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:13 AM (Kpl3J)

436 You can regulate Harry's down pretty well. My guys are bitching and clamoring by the time the new blades show up. Helps me regulate the overly exuberant razor head changers.

Posted by: dagny at February 11, 2019 11:13 AM (nRWPy)

437 >> Shit, I can even eat Wallyworld brand tuna if I have too. I can live with out Gillette. Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 11, 2019 11:09 AM (ymnmz)

Standard issue: Potted meat product on Saltines.
Splurge: Underwood Deviled Ham on Ritz.

I'm down.

Posted by: Zod at February 11, 2019 11:13 AM (Bdeb0)

438 429 Tomorrow I think.
Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2019 11:10 AM (cF8AT)
++++++++++
I'm thinking of trying out MLB's online subscription this year so I can watch games. They black out local markets, though, and my TV service (DirecTV Now - owned by AT&T) doesn't have a carriage contract with Root Sports (also known as AT&T Sports Net), which is extremely annoying. I am looking for a way around that...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:12 AM (I2dne)

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

I've done it for the last few years, and I love it.

I live in SC, but I'm an A's fan, so I don't have to worry about missing any home games. And, the closest team they play is in Baltimore, which I'm definitely not in the market of, so I get all road games too.

If I were a Braves fan, it wouldn't be worth it, I think, because I'm in market for nearly everything.

I'll listen to games while driving home and then turn on the telecast as soon as I get home. It's my favorite yearly purchase.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 11:14 AM (ANN96)

439 409 All this talk of golf reminds me that pitchers and catchers report soon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (I2dne).
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And college baseball starts next weekend!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2019 11:14 AM (Rxduq)

440 So who does that leave? John Roberts, that's who. It's all up to him, and if he decides nothing is going to be said, then nothing will be said.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

Why not just dream up some (superficially plausible) BS lawsuit against RBG, and try to serve her with a summons?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:15 AM (nPGq2)

441 I get the feeling that he might have had some kind of bi-polar disorder.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 11, 2019 11:01 AM (ANN96)

The Bell Witch will do that to you.

Posted by: Bert G at February 11, 2019 11:18 AM (tOP4K)

442 Surprising. I always figured you just regulated your facial hair to the desired length via force of will.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 11, 2019 11:08 AM (skFw3)

A real man just hammers them in, and chews them off on the inside.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 11, 2019 11:19 AM (nPGq2)

443 44 Let's light this candle.

Friday is the deadline on the funding deal.

I mam trying t figure out how Trump wins this, but alas it is beyond me.
Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2019 09:37 AM (9VeU0)

I'm concerned too. Coming off the high of his SOTU speech, and the good poll numbers, Trump might well figure that he's doing what people want, and no harm will come from welshing on the wall. If so, he'll be stunned and probably aggrieved by the collapse of his support.

But he has a history of acting this way. As Ann Coulter wrote a few weeks ago: "Trump seems to be mystified about what he needs to do to maintain the support of his most devoted backers. He's saying the right things, isn't he? He's holding press conferences, giving Oval Office addresses and tweeting that he wants a wall. " He does seem to think that talking big is nearly as good as doing: it lifts the spirits and makes people happy, so why isn't that good enough?

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 11, 2019 11:29 AM (kS0sG)

444 If Roberts is an institutionalization, as some have said, and is more concerned over image rather than the Constitution, then Trump and others need to start publicly ridiculing the Roberts court.

It should be easy.

I'm more inclined to believe that Trump has a reliable source that gives him regular updates on her condition.

Posted by: Sooner at February 11, 2019 11:41 AM (Fs5vw)

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