Mid-Morning Open Thread

Melbye Lighthouse.jpg

Lighthouse at Stora Bält
Anton Melbye

As far as I can tell from the internet, the artist is Danish, has never been arrested, and seems to have an unlisted telephone number.

Seriously, he is a fine example of technical proficiency without much else. His subjects are interesting, which elevates his art somewhat. That sounds like a criticism, and in a way it is, but he dwarfs our current crop of "artists," whose technical proficiency is on par with mine.

Show me that you can draw the human form or a bird in flight or a glorious sunset, and I will take your performance art more seriously. But absent some artistic skill, my sneaking suspicion is that most of these so-called artists are nothing more than frauds without talent, who have invented a school of art that requires nothing more than a good publicist and their old dioramas from 2nd grade.

Posted by: CBD at 10:00 AM




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1 Wow, I'm first.

(Sorry, could not resist)

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 13, 2019 09:55 AM (p0pYQ)

2 Never wanted to be a lighthouse keeper.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)

3 Looks like one of the 4 lighthouses I can see from my bedroom.

In particular, Ram Island lighthouse at the entrance of Portland Harbor.

Posted by: Defenestratus at March 13, 2019 09:56 AM (kI/3T)

4 This painting is similar to the last lighthouse painting you posted. Variation may vary depending on your perspective.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 09:57 AM (3sjI6)

5 That lighthouse is in the middle of a "bomb cyclone".

Posted by: dantesed at March 13, 2019 09:57 AM (88xKn)

6 It might be technically good, but it isn't really art, that's for sure.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2019 09:58 AM (CPk08)

7 Variation may vary

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 09:57 AM (3sjI6)

I think that's why it's called that.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (ykq7q)

8 For some reason it feels lacking. Without a message perhaps.

Posted by: Someguy at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (hJHKc)

9 7
Variation may vary



Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 09:57 AM (3sjI6)



I think that's why it's called that.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (ykq7q)
Vary much so.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (CPk08)

10 my sneaking suspicion is that most of these so-called artists are nothing more than frauds without talent, who have invented a school of art that requires nothing more than a good publicist and their old dioramas from 2nd grade."

So what you're saying is that they're like rap singers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (Kpl3J)

11 Show me that you can draw the human form

****

Once upon a time, the ability to draw the human form was the show of a master. In the Academies, human figure drawing was part of the "advanced courses", as the human form was the pinnacle of Creation itself. Those artworks that centered on the human form were the highest genres of art.

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (OyyDO)

12 hmmmm, needs a hidden cat somewhere to become true art

Posted by: navycopjoe aka AoShq's beloved token democrat at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (bLfdc)

13 Instapundit used to link to some art site that was full of very realistic kind of art deco/retro-futurist stuff (very much my milieu) and then the place burned down or something.

Anyone memba what I am talking about?

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (9VeU0)

14 Roll away
The dew

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (/tuJf)

15 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (nubzz)

16

A Freud, Not - a limerick

It's sure not the skyline of Dallas
Though it might be the spire of a palace
Oh what the bloody hell
As near as I can tell
It's meant to look exactly like a phallus

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (m45I2)

17

IMO, photography replaced this type of painting. It's technically proficient, but doesn't really evoke anything other than "a storm."

It's just there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (HaL55)

18 So what you're saying is that they're like rap singers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 09:59 AM (Kpl3J)

Not THAT talented.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (wYseH)

19 I used to say "That doesn't look like a phallic symbol, that looks like a dick!" a lot but people didn't get my joke.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (9VeU0)

20 Kris -


Are you an artist ?

Posted by: JT at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (nubzz)

21 Backwards, photorealism is a thing though. It might not be the most popular art genre but it exists.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 13, 2019 10:02 AM (oZ6kz)

22 Needs more cowbell shipwreck.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (YslsA)

23 I can look at a painting like this, and concede maybe the artist's talent level isn't up to the higher levels. But I can still look at it and say "Yes, this is art".

I'm a bit jaundiced about this sort of thing because I remember several years ago a museum in Houston (The "Contemporary Arts Museum" to be exact) dropped $100,000 on a "painting" that resembled nothing so much as a kid's finger painting. Literally. After seeing that, along with what is in the "Rothko Chapel" on the University of St. Thomas campus ("You call this art?!?!?!"), I have become rather indifferent as to what some people define as "art" anymore...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (p0pYQ)

24 I get a little more than technical proficiency out of this. There a feeling of isolation, and the threat of an incoming storm at night as the black clouds loom over the last rays of dusk.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (J+mig)

25 This picture is all about sex.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (LL1Be)

26 19 I used to say "That doesn't look like a phallic symbol, that looks like a dick!" a lot but people didn't get my joke.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (9VeU0)

Maybe they got your joke but thought it was "Not funny!"

Posted by: Someguy at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (hJHKc)

27 I did a shoebox diorama in the 5th grade. Something about American history, can't remember what it was.

Posted by: dantesed at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (88xKn)

28 if you see this light you're too close!

Posted by: willow at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (gLMhO)

29 I always wanted to renovate a lighthouse to live in. Not the one in the painting though. That one is too close to danger.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (bLhAC)

30 The use of light reminds me of John Stobart's work.

Posted by: Ladyl--there is NOTHING liberal about the left at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (TdMsT)

31 IMO, photography replaced this type of painting. It's technically proficient, but doesn't really evoke anything other than "a storm."

It's just there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (HaL55)

The advent of photography was one of the main arguments for abandoning naturalism in art.

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

32 Maybe they got your joke but thought it was "Not funny!"
Posted by: Someguy at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (hJHKc)


Your mom thought it was funny.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (9VeU0)

33 Definitely not art. No sniper.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 13, 2019 10:05 AM (kG5hP)

34
Though we searched high and low
and searched everywhere
of three men's fate
we found no trace
but a door ajar
an untouched meal
and an over toppled chair....

Posted by: pianoguy at March 13, 2019 10:05 AM (LwXqQ)

35 The opening comments in the art thread always make me feel like the country bumpkin that I am.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 13, 2019 10:05 AM (JgA4k)

36 Very similar to Minot Light in Scituate/Cohasset MA.

https://bit.ly/2XXpmla

Other than reminding me of that I don't get much emotional content from this drawing.

I guess you could read into it if you strained. The storm is breaking at the lighthouse and the low sun is hitting it, but it's still squalling out at sea where the boats are.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

37 I get a little more than technical proficiency out
of this.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (J+mig)

Fair enough. I may have been a bit harsh.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (wYseH)

38 Willowed:


In my town, if you have not committed your boy to three seasons of
baseball, winter and summer training by the first grade, he will never
see a little league team, except for the scrub loser team where the put
the kids who just want to play ball some. Then they beat the crap out of
that team with the other teams and those kids all quit by 4th grade.


--

Howdy neighbor!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gaze upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (xyung)

39 I always wanted to renovate a lighthouse to live in.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation

--

Pro tip: Put the pool table on the bottom floor.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (YslsA)

40 25 This picture is all about sex.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (LL1Be)

Somebody dropped a shipload of Viagra into Poseidon's sea-bed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

41 20 Kris -


Are you an artist ?
Posted by: JT at March 13, 2019 10:01 AM (nubzz)

No.

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (OyyDO)

42 My light tower is bigger that that. Moar frothy too.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (2LelM)

43 Yeah, I'm with Vashta--we need a shipwreck or a semi-naked Valkyrie or sharks with friggin' lasers on their heads or something like that. It's proficient but it's really just this side of hotel art.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (RD7QR)

44 IMO, photography replaced this type of painting. It's technically proficient, but doesn't really evoke anything other than "a storm."

It's just there.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


It serves it's purpose. It covers an empty spot on the wall.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (LHT0w)

45
Your mom thought it was funny.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (9VeU0)

Doesn't exactly recommend your brand of humor.

Posted by: Someguy at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (hJHKc)

46 >>I always wanted to renovate a lighthouse to live in. Not the one in the painting though. That one is too close to danger.

You are going to love the commute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64dfpnhsu1g

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (/tuJf)

47 "That doesn't look like a phallic symbol, that looks like a dick!" a lot but people didn't get my joke.
Posted by: blaster

Maybe they got your joke but thought it was "Not funny!"


*******

Oh, no., I'm with blaster. It's funny. They just didn't 'get' it.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (m45I2)

48 Definitely not art. No sniper.

I've got a Zodiac with a SEAL platoon at 2 o'clock.


Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (LL1Be)

49 Those artworks that centered on the human form were the highest genres of art.
Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (OyyDO)


Like the pin-up drawings from back in the day !!! I could look at that stuff forever.

Classy, too. You don't see any of the naughty bits. Suitable for framing.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (DrubO)

50 28 if you see this light you're too close!
Posted by: willow at March 13, 2019 10:03 AM (gLMhO)

That's a take on what I tell trespassing tourists who come down my private road to gawk at my neighbor's lighthouse thinking that its the Portland Headlight/Fort Williams.

"Lighthouses are designed to be seen from far away. Begone!"

Posted by: Defenestratus at March 13, 2019 10:08 AM (kI/3T)

51 I prefer art that is one or two shades from realism. Either through color or subject. The exception is Vermeer.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:08 AM (bLhAC)

52 43
Yeah, I'm with Vashta--we need a shipwreck or a semi-naked Valkyrie or
sharks with friggin' lasers on their heads or something like that. It's
proficient but it's really just this side of hotel art.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (RD7QR)


Arrr... Pirates, matey, pirates.

Posted by: Orangebeard at March 13, 2019 10:08 AM (Pp8LH)

53 Lori Laughlin's Daughter Doesn't Give a F*** About
School or Learning But She Is Into Partying and Pretty Attractive So
She'll be Just Fine


Is this the part where I'm supposed to give a shit?
Because I am not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:09 AM (LL1Be)

54 29 I always wanted to renovate a lighthouse to live in. Not the one in the painting though. That one is too close to danger.
--------------------------
When I was a young LT I was offered to opportunity to buy the Carrolla light tower for $45K. I chose to buy a motorcycle instead. One of my big mistakes.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:09 AM (2LelM)

55 None of these elites cheating their way into MIT

Funny that

Posted by: The Paolo at March 13, 2019 10:10 AM (nv1bD)

56 Backwards, photorealism is a thing though. It might not be the most popular art genre but it exists.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 13, 2019 10:02 AM (oZ6kz)


Saw an exhibit by this guy....some of his work was amazing.

https://www.artsy.net/artist/john-baeder

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 10:10 AM (ykq7q)

57 I see Trump is mocking the liberals about that lisa page testimony. He says there is much more to come.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2019 10:10 AM (JUOKG)

58 You are going to love the commute.


I've always wanted to live on an island, a specific island, calle Trouant's Island. It is reachable by car via a causeway, but the causeway is under water at high tide.

I want to live there because in my fantasy someone calls me and demands that I show up somewhere and I say "sorry, I have to wait for the tide".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 10:10 AM (fuK7c)

59 40 Actually the first "real art" was religious art, God-centered.

It was only in later years, when people became more aware of themselves and "importance," that the human form was considered an appropriate theme.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at March 13, 2019 10:06 AM (xZjSg)

In terms of western culture, yes - but this is a cycle that has gone round and round since paleolithic times. A major theme (and reason for the name) of the Renaissance was the rediscovery of the heights that the Greco-Roman world had reached in depicting the human form.

and while it should be pointed out that while painting was not so developed in classical culture, their skill in Sculpture has never been surpassed, and rarely equaled.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

60 Um...uh...well...lighthouse. Okay. I guess.

Posted by: creeper at March 13, 2019 10:11 AM (MItT3)

61 the dumber your kid....the higher bribe you have to pay

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 13, 2019 10:11 AM (0O7c5)

62 I guess you could read into it if you strained. The storm is breaking at the lighthouse and the low sun is hitting it, but it's still squalling out at sea where the boats are.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


"On next week's episode of Dangerous Catch..."

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (LHT0w)

63 Yeah, I'm with Vashta--we need a shipwreck or a semi-naked Valkyrie

************

Or Both - a limerick

Said the lovely young maid in distress
This shipwreck's placed me under duress
But the fact is (did I mention?)
A better way to get attention
They'll save me sooner if I'm undressed!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (m45I2)

64 All it needs is a nekkid man trying to escape a shark.

Posted by: G. Gnome, GNOMCO Home Defense System and Turkey Fryer Salesman at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (al6UK)

65 I've always wanted to live on an island, a specific island, called Trouant's Island.

Posted by: Bandersnatch

--

That's where the Trouant Officer used to live, but he missed work so often, he had to move.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (YslsA)

66 Call me when one of these elites forces taxpayers to fund their kids entire education due to skin color, national origin and/or genitalia shape/usage.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (LL1Be)

67 CBD,

I have to agree. The man has technical talent and I even like the ships and seascapes. But there is an emotional aspect missing that makes them less than might have been. This, and his other paintings, look like something I might see in a Victorian men's club: decorative but not necessarily inspiring. They lack the impact of "The Fighting Temeraire". But they are still enjoyable.

Posted by: JTB at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (bmdz3)

68

Agreed about photorealism, Broseidon. Our esteemed host has provided many images that had a level of detail that exceeded photography, which I like a lot, mostly from artists widely considered to be "masters."

I think they just called it "realism" prior to the development of photography. Don't get me wrong, some of it is very good. I'm far from knowing very much about art since I never studied it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 13, 2019 10:13 AM (HaL55)

69 I occasionally watch a YouTube channel called Bedtime Stories. It's about weird things that happened.
They told a story about a lighthouse off the coast of Scotland. All three lighthouse keepers suddenly disappeared.
(Most likely caught by a rogue wave.)
The painting reminds me of that story.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 13, 2019 10:13 AM (JgA4k)

70 Other than reminding me of that I don't get much emotional content from this drawing.


Well, imagine that there's a serial killer in the lighthouse with you and the light doesn't work, cause its Venezuela and the killer may have poisoned the food/water supplies.

Posted by: JT at March 13, 2019 10:13 AM (nubzz)

71 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I'm cold just looking at that picture.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 10:13 AM (0tfLf)

72 Page testimony is another dot on the page. Soon it will be hard to deny seeing the cat on the page

Posted by: The Paolo at March 13, 2019 10:13 AM (nv1bD)

73 Oh, no., I'm with blaster. It's funny. They just didn't 'get' it.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:07 AM (m45I2)


I'm getting this tatooed on my chest.

In Gothic Script.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (9VeU0)

74 That's pretty harsh condemnation of second graders.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (hLRSq)

75 I've always wanted to live on an island, a specific island, calle Trouant's Island. It is reachable by car via a causeway, but the causeway is under water at high tide.

I want to live there because in my fantasy someone calls me and demands that I show up somewhere and I say "sorry, I have to wait for the tide". "

I think I would rather live on Tourrette's Island. That way when someone calls me and demands that I show up somewhere they will know exactly what I'm going to say.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (Kpl3J)

76 and while it should be pointed out that while painting was not so developed in classical culture, their skill in Sculpture has never been surpassed, and rarely equaled.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

It helped that since the mid-1800s or so, we've had pigments far superior to what Renaissance painters had. You used to have to have a wealthy sponsor to get blue paint.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (J+mig)

77 >>I've always wanted to live on an island

Me too. Bridges do change the entire character of an island.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (/tuJf)

78 all of your criticism of contemporary artist is valid. but bear in mind that the skills you value are easily taught. it's remarkablele how effective the old masters developed their students, first in their studios and then in the academies, to draw and paint well. they use tricks that do not cover artistic brilliance.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (Pg+x7)

79 the dumber your kid....the higher bribe you have to pay

And no matter who gets in, they still get degrees. How elite!

Posted by: t-bird at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (jOEDM)

80
They lack the impact of "The Fighting Temeraire". But they are still enjoyable.

Posted by: JTB at March 13, 2019 10:12 AM (bmdz3)







Meh. Picture of a bloody big ship.

Posted by: James Bond at March 13, 2019 10:15 AM (veoSD)

81 Free Aunt Becky!

Posted by: MAGA at March 13, 2019 10:15 AM (dUvzq)

82 confer, not cover.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (Pg+x7)

83 I really like this painting. The feeling of the storm coming and the lighthouse standing firm is really cool to me. I love storms.

But agree with another poster above that photography ultimately engulfed this type of art.

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (APMW0)

84 A Freud, Not - a limerick

It's sure not the skyline of Dallas
Though it might be the spire of a palace
Oh what the bloody hell
As near as I can tell
It's meant to look exactly like a phallus

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (m45I2)

.....

I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.

I'll take a Muldoonian Sonnet over Christ in a Jar of Piss any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (gCzjH)

85 Free Aunt Becky!


What did she used to charge?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (fuK7c)

86 confer, not cover.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (Pg+x7)


It's spelled C-O-V-F-E-F-E

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:16 AM (9VeU0)

87 and while it should be pointed out that while painting was not so developed in classical culture, their skill in Sculpture has never been surpassed, and rarely equaled.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

While the Classical Period gets all the praise, in my opinion, ancient Greek art hit its zenith in the Hellenistic Era. Probably my favorite from that era is the bronze Boxer at Rest, by Apollonius.

Posted by: Kris at March 13, 2019 10:17 AM (OyyDO)

88 The lighthouse symbolizes man's eternal struggle. The raging ocean is a metaphor for the capricious nature of fate. The waves crashing upon the rocks illustrates Time's inevitable erosion of the Nobility of the West, while the gulls flee just as the People will flee the coming diaspora.


I bet I could turn that in, right now, and get a solid C+. Maybe better.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at March 13, 2019 10:17 AM (DrubO)

89 Well, imagine that there's a serial killer in the lighthouse with you and the light doesn't work, cause its Venezuela and the killer may have poisoned the food/water supplies.
Posted by: JT



If it were Venezuela, there wouldn't be any food and water supplies to poison.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:17 AM (LHT0w)

90 Instapundit used to link to some art site that was full of very realistic kind of art deco/retro-futurist stuff (very much my milieu) and then the place burned down or something.

Anyone memba what I am talking about?

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:00 AM (9VeU0)


Quent Cordair Fine Art

https://tinyurl.com/y6482wtx

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2019 10:18 AM (hLRSq)

91 So RICO on a bunch of richoids who bribed their kids' way into elite schools in a scheme headed by the Obama's tennis instructor....but Hillary is still free, Soros is still corrupting institution after institution, the SPLC/Media Matters is still destroying lives, coordinated by Big Tech, the FBI conspired with the DNC to spy on private citizens, and the FBI/CIA just cant' figure out who's bankrolling all those caravans.

Plus, no tanks or 3 a.m. door busters at their homes to serve the warrants and make the arrests.

This is a "Squirrel story." It burnishes the Deep State credentials and distracts from the real issues.

At least they didn't shoot anybody. That's for the little people, like the ones in Waco and Ruby Ridge.

Posted by: vivi at March 13, 2019 10:18 AM (11H2y)

92 The lighthouse symbolizes man's eternal struggle. The raging ocean is a metaphor for the capricious nature of fate. The waves crashing upon the rocks illustrates Time's inevitable erosion of the Nobility of the West, while the gulls flee just as the People will flee the coming diaspora.


I bet I could turn that in, right now, and get a solid C+. Maybe better.
Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD



That's a mighty fine looking word salad!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:19 AM (LHT0w)

93 There is a real estate show called Island Hunters. Buying an island is not just something the rich can do. I like the 1 to 3 acre islands in and around the Great Lakes.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:19 AM (bLhAC)

94 Things not released but known for sure: details of DoJ and FBI communications with the Hillary campaign.

Who wants to bet that a massive 2 year effort has been ongoing to erase all links.

Posted by: MAGA at March 13, 2019 10:19 AM (dUvzq)

95
The painting takes place right before the Doctor and Leela arrived at Fang Rock

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2019 10:20 AM (OLCnA)

96 Found a fingerpaint I did in 1st grade(?) of a "house." Letter in my name/autograph backward, huge windows, smoke billowing from a tiny chimney, the works.

Thought about framing it in a nice frame, lighting it, hanging it in a prominent place, and allowing houseguests to marvel at the very "forward-yet-primitive" rendering.

(Stroking chin). "No, I actually acquired that via Sotheby's. One of his earliest works. I don't mind telling you that it was priced accordingly."

(add art-privilege smirk)

Posted by: Zod at March 13, 2019 10:20 AM (Bdeb0)

97 At least they didn't shoot anybody. That's for the little people, like the ones in Waco and Ruby Ridge.
Posted by: vivi at March 13, 2019 10:18 AM (11H2y)


About that ... yeah. Here's the thing. We don't really rescue hostages.

Posted by: FBI Hostage Rescue Team at March 13, 2019 10:20 AM (DrubO)

98 Free Aunt Becky!


I'll take two, please.


Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:20 AM (LL1Be)

99 "I see Trump is mocking the liberals about that lisa page testimony. He says there is much more to come."


Knocking the stuffing out of the Mueller report and any House investigations in one shot. That's the sort of stuff I've come to expect from Trump - showing the GOP that they can play just as rough as the Democrats do and that doing so feels *so* good.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2019 10:20 AM (hLRSq)

100 I bet I could turn that in, right now, and get a solid C+. Maybe better.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at March 13, 2019 10:17 AM (DrubO)

Throw in some trannys, pocs, gays and patriarchal oppression and you could get at least A-.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (ykq7q)

101 Where's the light, Cap'n? All I see is a phallic symbol of an oppressive Patriarchy!

Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (2Mnv1)

102 Love this painting. Doesn't have to be "profound."

Posted by: Caliban at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (qEujL)

103 I DID NOT CHEAT MY WAY INTO HARVARD LAW.

Just because my family may be connected in Hollywood, I get everything wrong almost all the time and can attribute all my success to wealthy donors like the Wilks Brothers rather than my complete lack of talent - THAT DOES NOT 100% GUARANTEE I CHEATED MY WAY INTO HARVARD.

It's possible that there could be a non-zero chance I got in honestly. Allegedly.

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (Y4Ibc)

104 New movie thoughts. Farcical Swedish thoughts.

Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (q8oeS)

105 I'll take a Muldoonian Sonnet over Christ in a Jar of Piss any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


**********

I'm getting THIS tattooed in Gothic script...

...on blaster's chest!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:21 AM (m45I2)

106 Things not released but known for sure: details of DoJ and FBI communications with the Hillary campaign.



Who wants to bet that a massive 2 year effort has been ongoing to erase all links.


Posted by: MAGA at March 13, 2019 10:19 AM


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From the very beginning that's what I said meuller was doing. He isn't there to get Trump, he was put there to cover up and destroy evidence on everything obama, holder, lynch and hillary did.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2019 10:22 AM (JUOKG)

107 Fox News is really starting to stink.
Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."
It's total B.S. Don Lemon-head "tied" Trump to the scandal thusly: "Donald Trump benefited from a system that favors the children of the rich and powerful." How the fork is that a tie to that particular scandal?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:22 AM (bWBdM)

108 Who wants to bet that a massive 2 year effort has been ongoing to erase all links.

Posted by: MAGA at March 13, 2019 10:19 AM (dUvzq


I expect they have been trying to erase those links, but let's just say that I haven't been impressed so far by their competence in plotting.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2019 10:23 AM (hLRSq)

109 @90 that was it!

Seems to have changed his style a bit.

Maybe it was Bryan Larsen whose art I liked - it was definitely Cordair gallery though.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:23 AM (9VeU0)

110 His other paintings are much better than this. Overall, pretty decent artist.

Posted by: Bob at March 13, 2019 10:23 AM (dyw+L)

111 All artists should be required to draw a standard portrait as a test so the public can effectively compare and evaluate their technical expertise.

Mohammed eating bacon gets my vote for the required subject matter.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at March 13, 2019 10:23 AM (cCxiu)

112 TBH, the FBI Hostage Rescue Team doesn't specify that they rescue living hostages, does it.

Posted by: vivi at March 13, 2019 10:24 AM (11H2y)

113 From the very beginning that's what I said meuller was doing. He isn't there to get Trump, he was put there to cover up and destroy evidence on everything obama, holder, lynch and hillary did.
=================
Good thing we had Jeff Sessions there to slow his roll. Heh.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:24 AM (bWBdM)

114 I took an art class once. Instructor said my work lacked "depth".

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 13, 2019 10:24 AM (DrubO)

115 What if the dossier didn't come from Christopher Steele at all? What if he was just used to give some cover for the people who really wrote the dossier?

Tomorrow should be very interesting.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:25 AM (/tuJf)

116 When one realizes the dangers of approaching a coast, presumably near the end of a voyage and the promise of safety, there is an enormous amount of tension and drama here. And the lighthouse is their best guide in that era.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:25 AM (6rX0K)

117 Has Rosenstein retired yet?

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:25 AM (9VeU0)

118 Okay, my first thought was, how soon before some Moron points out the obvious.

Took 'til Muldoon at #16.

Must be a slow day.

Posted by: mindful webworker - did I have coffee yet? I can't remember. Prollynot. at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (jMD9L)

119 116 When one realizes the dangers of approaching a coast, presumably near the end of a voyage and the promise of safety, there is an enormous amount of tension and drama here. And the lighthouse is their best guide in that era.
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:25 AM (6rX0K)

This is true, but semi-naked Valkyries improve everything.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (RD7QR)

120 Who wants to bet that a massive 2 year effort has been ongoing to erase all links.

.....

**Speaks Really Loudly**

So your suggesting the FBI and DOJ wouldn't investigate itself and implicate itself in any wrongdoing?

Somebody get this fella a tin-foil hat to wear.

The FBI is beyond reproach, as is the DOJ! Shame on you!




**Whispers**

Psst, hey MAGA, I agree with ya, but Bob from the NSA hangs around here. Best to keep those thoughts to yourself or we'll all get arrested for wrongthink.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (gCzjH)

121 >TBH, the FBI Hostage Rescue Team doesn't specify that they rescue living hostages, does it. Posted by: vivi at March 13, 2019 10:24 AM (11H2y)


Corpse Creation Team seems more accurate.

Posted by: G. Gnome, GNOMCO Home Defense System and Turkey Fryer Salesman at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (al6UK)

122 a number of 20th century abstract artists were brilliant draughtsmen, e.g. picasso (most famously) and de kooning.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (Pg+x7)

123 Past 100 so OT to respond to something in the JJ thread...I'm running behind.

I grew up lower class and made it to upper middle class. But my kids, by growing up upper middle class - don't have the same fire. They just don't - and they never will. They're happier - and they might get along fine just because they fit in much, much better. I never figured out how to square that circle - because I didn't do shit like not letting them eat or turning off the heat and such.

I'm in the same situation but I think that what people want as adults is what they didn't have as kids. Since they were comfortable, money isn't important to them.

I told my kids to figure out what would make them happy in life, determine the jobs that would pay them enough to get that, and do the one that they hated least.

Hopefully that will be sufficiently good advice.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (81OU+)

124 29 I always wanted to renovate a lighthouse to live in. Not the one in the painting though. That one is too close to danger.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:04 AM (bLhAC)

So I'm sitting about 50 feet away from my neighbor's lighthouse. He owns it. Bette Davis owned it before him. I keep telling him that he should make a man cave on the 3rd floor half moon landing. A nice curved TV, a semi-circle couch, a beer fridge. Unfortunately inside the lighthouse the acoustics are terrible. It was built in the 1800's but in WW2 the fresnel lens was removed and the thing was converted to a U-boat spotting tower for the coastal defense battery that was being constructed outside of Casco bay.

Anyways... You'd be spending all of your money on just keeping the lighthouse from rusting apart. My neighbor spends about $15k every 3 years to repaint the entire exterior.

Bette Davis and Gary Merrill had plans to build a house where the dining room was built into the 2nd floor of the lighthouse but thankfully they never got around to it. Gary was too busy getting drunk at the top of the lighthouse and yelling at the neighbors supposedly.

Posted by: Defenestratus at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (kI/3T)

125 ... mondrian was also a proficient draftsman.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (Pg+x7)

126 Tomorrow should be very interesting.

=========
Syd Blumenpiffel?

Posted by: simplemind at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (xv21f)

127 107
Fox News is really starting to stink.

Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."

It's total B.S. Don Lemon-head "tied" Trump to the scandal thusly:
"Donald Trump benefited from a system that favors the children of the
rich and powerful." How the fork is that a tie to that particular
scandal?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:22 AM (bWBdM)


Ohhhhhhhhh You cain't say Sh1t on the radio!

Chubble, Chubble, Chubble, Chubble, Chubble,Chubble!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (ymnmz)

128 When one realizes the dangers of approaching a
coast, presumably near the end of a voyage and the promise of safety,
there is an enormous amount of tension and drama here.
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:25 AM (6rX0K)


To say nothing of the fact that Two for One Shooters at The Winking Wench ends in an hour, and we are completely out of rum !!!

Posted by: Sailors Navigating Toward the Lighthouse at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (DrubO)

129 >>>107 Fox News is really starting to stink.
Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."
It's total B.S. Don Lemon-head "tied" Trump to the scandal thusly: "Donald Trump benefited from a system that favors the children of the rich and powerful." How the fork is that a tie to that particular scandal?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:22 AM (bWBdM)
_____

See! See! I would have stopped so low to lie and cheat my way into college because that's something that CNN is speculating that maybe in a way Trump possibly could have done. And I don't do things Trump does!

...

Unless.... Did Trump find the key to getting Abby's yuge gigantic milkers? And can I watch?

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (Y4Ibc)

130 Imagine being an actor who has a degree from Harvard. Natalie Portman's comes to mind. Who's going to take that credential seriously anymore?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (0tfLf)

131 122 a number of 20th century abstract artists were brilliant draughtsmen, e.g. picasso (most famously) and de kooning.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:26 AM (Pg+x7)

The surrealists tended to be competent draftsmen. The idea was the juxtaposition of disparate elements.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

132 >>When one realizes the dangers of approaching a coast, presumably near the end of a voyage and the promise of safety, there is an enormous amount of tension and drama here. And the lighthouse is their best guide in that era.

This is true.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:28 AM (/tuJf)

133 and while it should be pointed out that while painting was not so developed in classical culture, their skill in Sculpture has never been surpassed, and rarely equaled.

For the sake of discussion, Bernini:

https://bit.ly/2F94f8e

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 10:28 AM (fuK7c)

134 So your suggesting the FBI and DOJ wouldn't investigate itself and implicate itself in any wrongdoing?

"Hey Look! Aunt Becky paid extra to get her kid into college!"

#crimestoppers

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:28 AM (LL1Be)

135 They lack the impact of "The Fighting Temeraire". But they are still enjoyable."

That's interesting, when I first looked at the painting above, I was thinking "Just think of the difference between what he did with the sky, and what J.M.W. Turner did with his skies."

In a work by Turner, the sky is almost always a powerful, emotional Force.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:28 AM (Kpl3J)

136 Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday it would send the black boxes from its crashed Boeing 737 MAX abroad, while a Norwegian airline sought compensation from the U.S. planemaker after two thirds of that model were grounded globally.

In case you did not think politics was involved in this. This is also about Boeing ( The USA ) against AirBus and the EU

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:29 AM (Y+V3r)

137 >>Syd Blumenpiffel?

Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:29 AM (/tuJf)

138 2 Never wanted to be a lighthouse keeper.
Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)

But did you want to marry one?

Posted by: Hikaru at March 13, 2019 10:29 AM (UnA8+)

139 It might be technically good, but it isn't really art, that's for sure.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2019 09:58 AM (CPk0


That's a common phallacy about lighthouse paintings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (4knXT)

140 No - this is not a lighthouse, but I understand your confusion.

Posted by: Peter North at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (DrubO)

141 Fox News is really starting to stink.
Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."

????
How is this Fox News's Fault? The Fox article is essentially mocking CNN?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (Y+V3r)

142 When one realizes the dangers of approaching a coast, presumably near the end of a voyage and the promise of safety, there is an enormous amount of tension and drama here. And the lighthouse is their best guide in that era.
=====================
When one realizes the dangers of approaching the end of the Mueller investigation and its promise of safety, there is an enormous amount of tension and drama there. And CNN is their best guide . . .

Posted by: The clockwerk mind of a leftist is best left, unstudied at March 13, 2019 10:31 AM (u4UVX)

143 Never wanted to be a lighthouse keeper.
Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)


The smart lighthouse owners buy and hold.

Posted by: Warren Buffet at March 13, 2019 10:31 AM (4knXT)

144 Renovating a lighthouse to live in, "That one is too close to danger."

Can I move it inland?

I was talking with Mom over the weekend. Don't recall at the moment how it came up, but she said something to the effect of, "I don't like the ocean. I guess I've just always been a prairie person."

I've said that for decades. Never heard her say it before!

Must be genetics.

My lighthouse would warn prairie schooners.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ahoy, y'all at March 13, 2019 10:31 AM (jMD9L)

145
Knocking the stuffing out of the Mueller report and any House investigations in one shot. That's the sort of stuff I've come to expect from Trump - showing the GOP that they can play just as rough as the Democrats do and that doing so feels *so* good.
---------------------
I'll agree to this summary when indictments start flying. Until then its still DemoNazis and Manhattan Media on the pitcher's mound.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:31 AM (2LelM)

146 Posted by: Defenestratus at March 13, 2019 10:27 AM (kI/3T)

That's okay, my fantasy preference has since shifted from a light house to an abandoned Kansas missile silo anyway.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (bLhAC)

147 Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday it would send the black boxes from its crashed Boeing 737 MAX abroad, while a Norwegian airline sought compensation from the U.S. planemaker after two thirds of that model were grounded globally.

In case you did not think politics was involved in this. This is also about Boeing ( The USA ) against AirBus and the EU
Posted by: Nevergiveup


That means that, if the problem alleged is true, Boeing was quite stupid to sell these worldwide and skimp on communication, training and possible software.

Especially if it turns out that thier professional test pilots knew of the tendency and the average pilot flying these in service, fully laden, did not.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (6rX0K)

148 In case you did not think politics was involved in this. This is also about Boeing ( The USA ) against AirBus and the EU
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:29 AM (Y+V3r)
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Agreed. When I saw that most of Europe grounded it, I thought the same thing.

Posted by: WisRich at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (G0vdT)

149 If you think this latest Pay to Play College Caper is something, hold on to your hats Citizens. We've got big news about the Cafeteria Honor Bar. Oh Yeah - people are going to go down. Bigly.

Posted by: The FBI at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (DrubO)

150 Syd Blumenpiffel?

Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr.
======
Oh, that was the second draft. . .

Posted by: simplemind at March 13, 2019 10:33 AM (OIqiX)

151 130 Imagine being an actor who has a degree from Harvard. Natalie Portman's comes to mind. Who's going to take that credential seriously anymore?"

Who ever did? If you can act, you act, and if not, you don't. It's why a 6 year old with talent can do a better job of it than an adult who has all the best training in the world - but no talent.

Music is much the same way, I've seen it. Training helps to refine and perfect one who has a true inborn talent - but it don't do shit for those who don't, just gives them a credential so that they can call themselves "Professor" and scam money from the next generation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:33 AM (Kpl3J)

152 That means that, if the problem alleged is true, Boeing was quite stupid to sell these worldwide and skimp on communication, training and possible software.

Especially if it turns out that thier professional test pilots knew of the tendency and the average pilot flying these in service, fully laden, did not.
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (6rX0K)

I am not defending anything Boeing did or did not do, but Airbus and the EU are licking their lips on this one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:34 AM (Y+V3r)

153 They lack the impact of "The Fighting Temeraire".



*******


And as we know, it's a long, long way to Temeraire.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:34 AM (m45I2)

154 Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (6rX0K)

Trump's tweet didn't help.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:34 AM (bLhAC)

155 i like the art

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (dm05u)

156 Meh, seascapes really don't get me very interested.

Still on Art -- I was impressed by a Federalist writeup of a current Frick exhibition this morning. The portraits look so modern to me. Technically very good and fascinating for how everyday art and portraits either made it to the top tier or not.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (MIKMs)

157 It's total B.S. Don Lemon-head "tied" Trump to the scandal thusly:
"Donald Trump benefited from a system that favors the children of the
rich and powerful." How the fork is that a tie to that particular
scandal?
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When Don Lemon turns his degree into several billions of dollars wake me.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (2LelM)

158 Is this where Stormy Daniels lives?

Posted by: The Man at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (RQNOE)

159 I was talking with Mom over the weekend. Don't recall at the moment how it came up, but she said something to the effect of, "I don't like the ocean. I guess I've just always been a prairie person."

I've said that for decades. Never heard her say it before!
Must be genetics.
My lighthouse would warn prairie schooners.
Posted by: mindful webworker - ahoy, y'all at March 13, 2019 10:31 AM (jMD9L)

The Sea People's word for that is Landlubber.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

160 A place like Harvard and Yale want "famous" people/kids to go to their hootee falutee bullshit institutions and take them whether they are brilliant or blithering idiots.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (Y+V3r)

161 I am not defending anything Boeing did or did not do, but Airbus and the EU are licking their lips on this one
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Human nature being what it is, I'm not surprised. Just as we would react to a person standing by a burning tesla as we potted along with a car not powered by U-boat batteries.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (6rX0K)

162 i like the art
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (dm05u)


And the Art, he like you.

Heh.

Posted by: Art at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (4knXT)

163 "...we need a shipwreck or a semi-naked Valkyrie..."

You called?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (aW5/6)

164 But did you want to marry one?

Posted by: Hikaru at March 13, 2019 10:29 AM (UnA8+)

No....just a casual relationship.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (ykq7q)

165 I am not defending anything Boeing did or did not do, but Airbus and the EU are licking their lips on this one

Posted by: DanMan at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (XTiHL)

166 >>Oh, that was the second draft. . .

There were multiple "dossiers" coming from multiple directions both before and after the election including it sounds like from Brennan before it went to the FBI.

Nobody is dirtier in this whole thing than Brennan.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (/tuJf)

167 A place like Harvard and Yale want "famous" people/kids to go to their hootee falutee bullshit institutions and take them whether they are brilliant or blithering idiots.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (Y+V3r)


Why are you looking at me like that?

Posted by: David Hogg at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (4knXT)

168 A cigar in the mist of a storm would have been better.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (2LelM)

169 Don Lemon-head "tied" Trump to the scandal thusly:

"Donald Trump benefited from a system that favors the children of the

rich and powerful."


And Don Lemon-head is a token gay black dude benefiting from system that robs taxpayers and favors the SJW/EEO bullshit victim class.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (LL1Be)

170 Nobody is dirtier in this whole thing than Brennan.
==========
Hold my beer.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (u4UVX)

171 I don't know where Stora Bält is, but this reminds me of he Eddystone lighthouse off Plymouth England. Sitting out in what seem like open ocean.

It has an interesting history. Marks some rocks that have wreck a countless amount of ships.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (xfb67)

172 So I'm reading about Lori Loughlin. She seems to be married to the guy who owns Mossimo.

I thought Mossimo was the Target store house brand or something.

Whatever. They all suck.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (eytER)

173 My lighthouse would warn prairie schooners.
Posted by: mindful webworker


************


Well out there in OK it's the best way to prevent sheepwrecks.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:38 AM (m45I2)

174 The lighthouse symbolizes man's eternal struggle.
The raging ocean is a metaphor for the capricious nature of fate. The
waves crashing upon the rocks illustrates Time's inevitable erosion of
the Nobility of the West, while the gulls flee just as the People will
flee the coming diaspora.


I bet I could turn that in, right now, and get a solid C+. Maybe better.


Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at March 13, 2019 10:17 AM (DrubO)


--

Yep. No one ever paints anything because it looks neat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gaze upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 13, 2019 10:38 AM (xyung)

175 141
Fox News is really starting to stink.

Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."



????

How is this Fox News's Fault? The Fox article is essentially mocking CNN?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (Y+V3r)


NBC did a thing a while back on the Manafort sentencing, I think. Said it was not per the usual sentencing guidelines "Crimes like this usually get sentenced on the high side of the mandatory rang...blah blah blah." Then the linked it to racism and inequity in sentencing and blah blah blah. Inferring that Trump the racist pulled strings to help his white buddy out.
Editorialize much?


But yeah, Hillary never charged.


There is a reason I can't watch the evening news.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 13, 2019 10:38 AM (ymnmz)

176 I am not defending anything Boeing did or did not do, but Airbus and the EU are licking their lips on this one
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:34 AM (Y+V3r)


Wait until they start seizing assets built on foreign shores. Gonna' happen sooner or later in one of these deals.


And no - when that happens, I'm not for lifting a single military finger to get Company XYZ's resources. You took your chances ... you built it there. Not my problem.

Posted by: The Artist Formerly Known as SD at March 13, 2019 10:38 AM (DrubO)

177 I know you can be rich, but can you still be fancy when your brand is the Ol' Roy of clothing at a lower class big box chain?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Gaze upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (xyung)

178 oops, Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips. They scrapped their flagship disaster A380 after 12 years. A German-French collaboration that showed they still can't work together. Boeing's 737 is 50 years old.

Posted by: DanMan at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (XTiHL)

179 170
Nobody is dirtier in this whole thing than Brennan.

==========

Hold my beer.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (u4UVX)


(nodding quietly in the corner)

Posted by: Huma at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (ymnmz)

180 There once was a suh-mart special boy;
His big tittied sister played it coy!
She wouldn't get nude;
So the boy got rude!
Fappin' to her with tears of soy!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (Y4Ibc)

181 So I'm reading about Lori Loughlin. She seems to be married to the guy who owns Mossimo.

I thought Mossimo was the Target store house brand or something.

Whatever. They all suck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 13, 2019 10:37 AM (eytER)

They are worth multi millions. They could have gotten their moron kids in the old fashion legal/immoral way and donate a building, but NOOOO, they wanted to save a few benjamins and went the illegal way

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (Y+V3r)

182 149 If you think this latest Pay to Play College Caper is something, hold on to your hats Citizens. We've got big news about the Cafeteria Honor Bar. Oh Yeah - people are going to go down. Bigly.

Posted by: The FBI at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (DrubO)

...

Sources Confirm: Trump and Staff Likely Indicted in Honor Bar Scandal

Posted by: CNN at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (gCzjH)

183 The sidebar has a tweet thread on some stupid Spanish plan to make girls basketball teams play boys teams, to predictable blowout results. In the thread though is another idiot move, when the Aussie womens national soccer team (the "Matildas") played a U-15 boys side and got hammered, 7 zip.


Boom.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Raise you! at March 13, 2019 10:40 AM (LISuA)

184 153 And as we know, it's a long, long way to Temeraire.

but not so long that they wrote a song about it

Posted by: Tipperary at March 13, 2019 10:40 AM (sGtp+)

185 Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips. They scrapped their flagship disaster A380 after 12 years. A German-French collaboration that showed they still can't work together. Boeing's 737 is 50 years old.
Posted by: DanMan at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (XTiHL)

I am well aware of airbus's situation, but they are still very happy at Boeing's problems

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (Y+V3r)

186 My lighthouse would warn prairie schooners.
Posted by: mindful webworker


************


Well out there in OK it's the best way to prevent sheepwrecks.
Posted by: Muldoon

It should have a massive fog horn.....so that it can be herd.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (6rX0K)

187 Breaking: Trump's Adult Children to be indicted on charges of stealing from break room refrig at WH!!

Posted by: Gateway Pundit at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (L4B9w)

188 If you think this latest Pay to Play College Caper
is something, hold on to your hats Citizens. We've got big news about
the Cafeteria Honor Bar. Oh Yeah - people are going to go down. Bigly.



Posted by: The FBI at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (DrubO)




Sources Confirm: Trump and Staff Likely Indicted in Honor Bar Scandal
Posted by: CNN at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (gCzjH)


The Law is the Law !!! Orange Man Bad !!!

Posted by: Republican Cucks Everywhere at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (DrubO)

189 That's okay, my fantasy preference has since shifted from a light house to an abandoned Kansas missile silo anyway.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (bLhAC)

I hear there's some in the dry, Western part of Texas. That's where I want to go. No idea why anybody would want to live in Kansas.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (J+mig)

190 That lighthouse should be where we dump all the "Daddy's bribe got me into the Ivy League and let me land a cushy govt job" a-holds.

Not enough space for all, but they can fight it out Lord of the Flies style.

Posted by: Naturalfake at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (CRRq9)

191 How is this Fox News's Fault? The Fox article is essentially mocking CNN?
================
I guess that's one way to look at it...I read it as a click-bait headline to a worthless article. The implication on the headline alone is that there was some DJT connection to the cheating scandal. They could have said "attempts (but fails miserably) to tie Trump..."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (bWBdM)

192 Speaking of lighthouses, I've always wanted to get a Fresnel lens and melt shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (xfb67)

193 My lighthouse would warn prairie schooners.
Posted by: mindful webworker - ahoy, y'all


Land lighthouses were a thing back before navigational techniques got better. The Dunston Pillar in the UK is one. I imagine the old caravanserais along the Silk Road had similar things.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (AM1GF)

194 Alternate title:

The lonely life of a naval sniper.

Posted by: Beelzebubba at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (o7l6R)

195 Cum by chance?

Posted by: saf at March 13, 2019 10:43 AM (5IHGB)

196 Sources Confirm: Trump and Staff Likely Indicted in Honor Bar Scandal

Posted by: CNN at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM

....

Did President Trump and Rich, White Men Steal Produce From the Honor Bar While Children Were Caged?

Posted by: Vox at March 13, 2019 10:43 AM (gCzjH)

197 I've always wanted to get a Fresnel lens and melt shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (xfb67)

Yeah?

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 10:44 AM (ykq7q)

198 Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips. They scrapped their flagship disaster A380 after 12 years. A German-French collaboration that showed they still can't work together. Boeing's 737 is 50 years old.
Posted by: DanMan at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (XTiHL)

I am well aware of airbus's situation, but they are still very happy at Boeing's problems

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (Y+V3r)

It was a product without a market, built as an EU vanity project. All kinds of doomed from the start.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:44 AM (J+mig)

199 Sources Confirm: Trump and Staff Likely Indicted in Honor Bar Scandal
Posted by: CNN


Cherry Tomato Smuggling is no joking matter.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 13, 2019 10:45 AM (LL1Be)

200 163 "...we need a shipwreck or a semi-naked Valkyrie..."

You called?
Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 13, 2019 10:36 AM (aW5/6)

Viking helmet or it didn't happen!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:45 AM (RD7QR)

201 I know you can be rich, but can you still be fancy when your brand is the Ol' Roy of clothing at a lower class big box chain?
Posted by: Moron Robbie


If I was worth $80 million, I could give a shit about being fancy.

If J was worth $80 million, very few people would ever see me again.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:45 AM (LHT0w)

202 Of course they won't charge Hillary. If they charged her then they would have to charge all of the heavy political power players who communicated with her over her private server.

And that is not going to happen.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 13, 2019 10:45 AM (hLRSq)

203 That's a common phallacy about lighthouse paintings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (4knXT)

Just because it has a lighthouse in it, doesn't mean it cant have trees.
For that matter, you could replace the lighthouse with a tree, and it would be just as good. Better in fact: it would be a moving portrait of a Katsura bravely flourishing amongst the rigors of a North Sea storm! How inspiring!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (CPk08)

204 Begala called Javanka cockroaches?

He called two Jews cockroaches?

Hmmm

Posted by: HA at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (MAstk)

205 Of course they won't charge Hillary. If they charged her then they would have to charge all of the heavy political power players who communicated with her over her private server.

And that is not going to happen.
=========
this is why we can't have anything nice . . .

Posted by: simplemind at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (OIqiX)

206 i like the art

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 13, 2019 10:35 AM (dm05u)



Carney, Garfunkel, Bell?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (OLCnA)

207 183 The sidebar has a tweet thread on some stupid Spanish plan to make girls basketball teams play boys teams, to predictable blowout results. In the thread though is another idiot move, when the Aussie womens national soccer team (the "Matildas") played a U-15 boys side and got hammered, 7 zip.


Boom.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Raise you! at March 13, 2019 10:40 AM (LISuA)


Easy peasy. Just let boys play as girls, that will make it more competitive.

Do I have to think of everything around here?

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (9VeU0)

208 Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips.
=================
I despise flying in AirBus planes. They truly are the buses of the air. They have these crappy, molded, plastic seats that don't recline at all. They also don't have bulkheads, so no bulkhead seats. Which is a big deal when you're 6'5".

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (bWBdM)

209 The Sea People's word for that is Landlubber.
Posted by: Tom Servo



**********

And That's When The Fight Started - a limerick

I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

210 204 Begala called Javanka cockroaches?

He called two Jews cockroaches?

Hmmm
Posted by: HA at March 13, 2019 10:46 AM (MAstk)

A Clintonian rodent like Begala has no standing to call anybody else vermin.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (RD7QR)

211 Eh. Painting is fine. It's not original but it's fine.

But what do I know? I like Thomas Kinkade.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (bcbK8)

212 NYC Bartender Disciplined for Refusing Service to Man in MAGA Hat

-
My God! I knew it was bad but Jeez!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

213 Did President Trump and Rich, White Men Steal Produce From the Honor Bar While Children Were Caged?

Posted by: Vox at March 13, 2019 10:43 AM (gCzjH)

Chicken....caged chickens. My mayo uses eggs from cage-free chickens....says so, right on the label.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (ykq7q)

214 What I do know is life is a highway.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (bcbK8)

215 Charge them in the Peoples Court!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (xfb67)

216 146
That's okay, my fantasy preference has since shifted from a light house to an abandoned Kansas missile silo anyway.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:32 AM (bLhAC)


I hear it's hard to keep the water from collecting in those.

Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (xjiRE)

217 161 I am not defending anything Boeing did or did not do, but Airbus and the EU are licking their lips on this one
Posted by: Nevergiveup
---------------------
The last gasp of Airbus. They are done. Boeing did them in.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:48 AM (2LelM)

218 Easy peasy. Just let boys play as girls, that will make it more competitive.

Do I have to think of everything around here?
=========
ever see a picture of the Iranian women's national soccer team?

You'll think its photoshopped. . .

Posted by: simplemind at March 13, 2019 10:48 AM (L4B9w)

219 Old and busted: Never Again!

New hotness: Never Again!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 13, 2019 10:48 AM (+y/Ru)

220 As long as the government is in charge of policing and punishing itself, we're never going to see justice.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:49 AM (xfb67)

221 hear there's some in the dry, Western part of Texas. That's where I want to go. No idea why anybody would want to live in Kansas.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:42 AM (J+mig)

Got to go where the silos are located. Didn't know about West Texas. I've ruled out North Dakota unless I can get a summer silo in addition to a winter silo.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:49 AM (bLhAC)

222 As one who has worked at a Northwest-based Aerospace and Aviation company (that will remain nameless) I can tell you the design and testing is thoroughly professional. The training and maintenance is first class. Now whether airlines choose to use them, beyond what comes with the initial purchase, is entirely up to them.
I can tell you I have changed flights based on who the airline is.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 10:49 AM (0tfLf)

223 178 oops, Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips. They scrapped their flagship disaster A380 after 12 years. A German-French collaboration that showed they still can't work together. Boeing's 737 is 50 years old."

We don't know yet what went wrong in Ethiopia, but there is real cause for concern in the Indonesia crash. The 737 may be a well tested airframe, but the cockpit avionics are all new for the 737-Max.

In it's simplest terms, the possibility exists that one simple sensor failure can cause the flight computer to override the pilots and put the plane into a fatal nose dive. It has been suggested that it was *because* Boeing didn't trust third world pilots that they allowed the flight computer to override the pilot's input.

it'd be as if you were driving a car which allowed the onboard computer to yank the wheel all the way to the right while you were doing 70 mph on the freeway.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (Kpl3J)

224 Which is a big deal when you're 6'5".
--------------------
Tell me about it. These are torture machines for us non-midgets.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (2LelM)

225 ... they really knew how to train artists back in the day. they could churn out that stuff in huge volumes. i've leafed through some of it and the technical achievements could be be quite high and pedestrian.

verisimilitude is not truth.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (Pg+x7)

226 I hear it's hard to keep the water from collecting in those.
Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (xjiRE)

There ya go. Built in water source!

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (bLhAC)

227 199 Sources Confirm: Trump and Staff Likely Indicted in Honor Bar Scandal

Posted by: CNN

.....

New Footage Reveals White House Doesnt Have Honor Bar.

CNN reports unfounded.

Posted by: PJ Media at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (gCzjH)

228 I hear it's hard to keep the water from collecting in those.

Posted by: rickl at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (xjiRE)


Really? Tell me more.

Posted by: Ayatollah Rouhaini at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (CPk08)

229 As long as the government is in charge of policing and punishing itself, we're never going to see justice.
==========
Well you see, your perspective is wrong. From my perspective we totally serve up justice, with special sauce and jumbo fries.

Posted by: Lisa Page at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (xv21f)

230 ever see a picture of the Iranian women's national soccer team?

You'll think its photoshopped. . .
Posted by: simplemind



1972 East German Women's Swim Team.

With natural rudders.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (LHT0w)

231 Fox News is really starting to stink.
Headline: "CNN Commentator Ties Donald Trump to College Cheating Scandal."

????
How is this Fox News's Fault? The Fox article is essentially mocking CNN?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:30 AM (Y+V3r)

This. Is Fox not supposed to report on yet another dumbass comment from Don Lemon?


Lemon attended LSU. Someone should ask him if he got in because he was black.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 13, 2019 10:51 AM (nInlj)

232 By the way per the Boeing 737 MAX

If you have flown it and I have many times: Unless your in first class, the economy class is like flying in a cattle car and very very very uncomfortable..and the bathrooms shrunk and I am not a big guy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:51 AM (Y+V3r)

233 198
Airbus is sucking wind not licking lips. They scrapped their flagship
disaster A380 after 12 years. A German-French collaboration that showed
they still can't work together. Boeing's 737 is 50 years old.

Posted by: DanMan at March 13, 2019 10:39 AM (XTiHL)



I am well aware of airbus's situation, but they are still very happy at Boeing's problems



Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 10:41 AM (Y+V3r)



It was a product without a market, built as an EU vanity project. All kinds of doomed from the start.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:44 AM (J+mig)
The A380 was so large there were only a couple of airports that the plane could land at. Gates and runways had to be modified to accommodate it.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 13, 2019 10:51 AM (jxbfJ)

234 In it's simplest terms, the possibility exists that one simple sensor failure can cause the flight computer to override the pilots and put the plane into a fatal nose dive. It has been suggested that it was *because* Boeing didn't trust third world pilots that they allowed the flight computer to override the pilot's input.

it'd be as if you were driving a car which allowed the onboard computer to yank the wheel all the way to the right while you were doing 70 mph on the freeway.
Posted by: Tom Servo


While taking off, fully loaded, in desperate need of airspeed. Not a good time to get into a custody battle.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 13, 2019 10:52 AM (6rX0K)

235 Awe, shit! Lemon went to LSU? Don't tell me he's from Louisiana, we have enough to ashamed of.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:52 AM (xfb67)

236 I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 13, 2019 10:52 AM (J+mig)

237 Got to go where the silos are located. Didn't know about West Texas. I've ruled out North Dakota unless I can get a summer silo in addition to a winter silo.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


Stick with West Texas.
You can have a summer and winter silo in one!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 10:52 AM (LHT0w)

238 138 2 Never wanted to be a lighthouse keeper.
Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 09:56 AM (ykq7q)

But did you want to marry one?


i, for one, was very disappointed that "i want to marry a lighthouse keeper" was not used in the aquaman soundtrack.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 13, 2019 10:53 AM (sGtp+)

239

My sphincter print murals are world famous and very expensive, h8ters!

Posted by: Juicy Swallows at March 13, 2019 10:54 AM (n2qRY)

240 224 Which is a big deal when you're 6'5".
--------------------
Tell me about it. These are torture machines for us non-midgets.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (2LelM)

6'6" here and I'll only fly exit row on JetBlue (Airbus) flights. I love how the "window seat" in the exit row consists of a 3" diameter port hole you can look through... if you lean over past your knees.

Posted by: Defenestratus at March 13, 2019 10:54 AM (kI/3T)

241 verisimilitude is not truth.


********

If we're tattooing things on our chests, this might be a good candidate.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:55 AM (m45I2)

242 all of your criticism of contemporary artist is
valid. but bear in mind that the skills you value are easily taught.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 13, 2019 10:14 AM (Pg+x7)

And that is an even more damning criticism of modern artists!


It's so easy, even a caveman can be taught it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2019 10:55 AM (wYseH)

243 From Twitter :

https://mobile.twitter.com/SteveKrak/ status/1105828794370347009

Remove spaces.

With a link to Daily Caller article.

As someone replied, Tucker should go on air with this.

We need to fight fire with fire.

When that fake journo dug up the Heisman trophy guy's tweets from when he was 15, others should have dug up the journalist's own tweets or posts.

I don't think we can get these people to stop otherwise. No retreat, no surrender.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 13, 2019 10:56 AM (9hauA)

244 I had a weird dream last night (which is most nights, honestly) about a young military vet author who'd died, that I'd known. His first book in the series was 'Leg Breaker'. I woke up, dead certain the book was real. Apparently not.

I don't know if my brain was just riffing on that 'Jawbreakers' indie comic from Richard Meyer or if some weird Berenstein Bears shit is going on.

Or my brain is just weird. Ah well, makes sleep entertaining.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 10:56 AM (bcbK8)

245 Awe, shit! Lemon went to LSU? Don't tell me he's from Louisiana, we have enough to ashamed of.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:52 AM (xfb67)

Yes, he's from Baton Rouge.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (nInlj)

246 Haha. Now the are photoshopping Momo onto AOC pics.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (xfb67)

247 236 I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea

....

Living at sea is best, some swear,
While others choose land to be fair,
But between property tax,
And great white attacks,
Keep 'em both, I'll live in the air!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (gCzjH)

248 Somebody as incapable of rational thought as Don Lemon should be living under a bridge. How did he manage to escape that fate?

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (JgA4k)

249 I can tell you the design and testing is thoroughly professional. The training and maintenance is first class. Now whether airlines choose to use them, beyond what comes with the initial purchase, is entirely up to them.
I can tell you I have changed flights based on who the airline is."

Design and testing is very good - but as the saying goes, it's almost impossible to make something fool-proof because fools are just so damned inventive.

A problem that I believe is starting to turn up in a lot of computer controlled systems, and that is very hard to test for, is - what happens to the system when a bad sensor or two starts inputting zeros and negative numbers into the calculations?

It's easy to say, well program it to assume a reasonable number (what a human pilot would do) but then, the next problem is, under what circumstances do you allow the flight computer to ignore the observed data and use only assumed data?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 10:58 AM (Kpl3J)

250 Well you see, your perspective is wrong. From my perspective we totally serve up justice, with special sauce and jumbo fries.
Posted by: Lisa Page at March 13, 2019 10:50 AM (xv21f)

Just curious, Lisa. How much did you pay for your insurance policy? And be sure and tell me your broker's name so I can avoid them.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 10:58 AM (3sjI6)

251 The guy who raped Gov. Murphy's aide testified he doesn't know who hired him to work on the Murphy campaign. It was a $140k/yr. job.

Posted by: kallisto at March 13, 2019 10:58 AM (jmIQu)

252 248 Somebody as incapable of rational thought as Don Lemon should be living under a bridge. How did he manage to escape that fate?
Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (JgA4k)

He has other...talents.

Posted by: Don's boss, zipping his pants at March 13, 2019 10:59 AM (RD7QR)

253 A Clintonian rodent like Begala has no standing to call anybody else vermin.

Begala is especially skeezy. Just looks and sounds like a guy who isn't in prison only because he's paid off all the right judges.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Raise you! at March 13, 2019 10:59 AM (LISuA)

254 It sure looks like art to me. I can't draw anything more complex than a stick figure. :shrugs:

Posted by: Fortunato at March 13, 2019 11:00 AM (i7hvJ)

255 People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea


*********

Rocky Mountains, Hi! - a limerick

While a life at sea is chock full of thrills
It's not good for paying the bills
If it's freedom you seek
Peace and quiet unique
Grab a backpack and head for the hills.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 11:00 AM (m45I2)

256 I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea
....
Living at sea is best, some swear,
While others choose land to be fair,
But between property tax,
And great white attacks,
Keep 'em both, I'll live in the air!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (gCzjH)

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We kindle and char and in flame and ignite. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We burn up the city, we're really a fright. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

ARRRGGGHHH! Make it stop!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM (3sjI6)

257 Don Lemon was busted flat in Baton Rouge?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM (0tfLf)

258 It sure looks like art to me. I can't draw anything more complex than a stick figure. :shrugs:

Posted by: Fortunato at March 13, 2019 11:00 AM (i7hvJ)

Hey, I don't even know what direction the nose goes on a face.--Picasso.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 11:02 AM (3sjI6)

259 Don Lemon was busted flat in Baton Rouge?
Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM (0tfLf)

Every other night from what I have heard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2019 11:02 AM (Y+V3r)

260
It sure looks like art to me. I can't draw anything more complex than a stick figure.

Posted by: Fortunato at March 13, 2019 11:00 AM (i7hvJ)

Oh, I agree, and you seem to have more talent than I. It's just not great...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2019 11:02 AM (wYseH)

261 Living at sea is best, some swear,
While others choose land to be fair,
But between property tax,
And great white attacks,
Keep 'em both, I'll live in the air!


******


Well-played indeed!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 11:02 AM (m45I2)

262 I don't think we can get these people to stop otherwise. No retreat, no surrender.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 13, 2019 10:56 AM (9hauA)

=================
chique, I agree totally.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Raise you! at March 13, 2019 11:02 AM (LISuA)

263 248 Somebody as incapable of rational thought as Don Lemon should be living under a bridge. How did he manage to escape that fate?
Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (JgA4k)

Another penetrating question my axe handle will put to him in our upcoming interview, I hope!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 11:03 AM (bcbK8)

264 Baton Rouge is famous for having a murder trial of a rapper that insisted on being called "C Murder".

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 11:03 AM (xfb67)

265 ARRRGGGHHH! Make it stop!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM




It's a small world after all......

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2019 11:03 AM (0tfLf)

266 246 Haha. Now the are photoshopping Momo onto AOC pics.
.....

Get ready for mass banning.

Posted by: @JACK at March 13, 2019 11:03 AM (MAstk)

267 The old 737-200 was positively roomy on the interior. Semi-leather seats, wide enough for both cheeks. In those days, they even supplied some bleed air for your breathing pleasure.
Turns out, stock-holders don't care if you can breathe.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 13, 2019 11:04 AM (RuIsu)

268 People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea

*******

Rascals?

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 11:04 AM (ykq7q)

269 It looks suspiciously like hotel art.

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2019 11:04 AM (TpAxy)

270 It sure looks like art to me. I can't draw anything more complex than a stick figure.

Posted by: Fortunato at March 13, 2019 11:00 AM

Same here. Although I was pretty good at doodling airplanes on all my note books in school. Art is such a subjective thing to the beholder. I am more impressed by someone who can make a canvas look like something I can recognize that someone who looks like they put paint in a lawn sprinkler or used a ruler and some markers.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 13, 2019 11:05 AM (+/tGa)

271 I wonder if Lemon and Stormy knew each other.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 11:05 AM (xfb67)

272 I haven't looked, but I sense a NOOD.

I'm going now to look.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (gCzjH)

273 256 I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea
....
Living at sea is best, some swear,
While others choose land to be fair,
But between property tax,
And great white attacks,
Keep 'em both, I'll live in the air!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (gCzjH)

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We kindle and char and in flame and ignite. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We burn up the city, we're really a fright. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

ARRRGGGHHH! Make it stop!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM (3sjI6)

Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be!

- eh, that's all I've got.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (Kpl3J)

274 Illegal immigrant ordered detained by ICE 9 times arrested for murder of Bambi Larson in San Jose

-
I wonder if he had mumps.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (+y/Ru)

275 Regarding the Trump family college pedigree, here goes.

Pres. Trump. Attended two years of Fordham college then two years of Wharton Business College at U of Penn.
Eric. Georgetown
Don Jr. Wharton
Ivanka. two years Georgetown then grad. Wharton.
Tiffany. University of Penn BS and now enrolled at Georgetown Law School.

All of the Trump children graduated from private schools prior to entering college. All of them(Tiffany is still an unknown) have been incredibly successful in business after graduation. I doubt their acceptance into any of these schools was based on bribes, fake test scores, or fake athletic photos. Certainly Trump has donated to all colleges, he's received honors from Wharton. His kids would be given extra "points' on entrance, but I think they all have proven they were worthy of being students. Legacy school entrances are nothing new, you still have to graduate.

The difference with the current scandal is that these people defrauded the schools to get their kids in by paying bribes and faking test scores and applications.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (nInlj)

276 Serious question--what actual law was broken in these academic bribery scandals?

I'm guessing that there could be laws that cover the public institutions, but what about the private ones?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (yL25O)

277 272 I haven't looked, but I sense a NOOD.

I'm going now to look.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (gCzjH)

There is no nood, only Zuul

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

278 I was wrong.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (gCzjH)

279 Now the are photoshopping Momo onto AOC pics.


Momo?

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (TpAxy)

280 I wonder if Lemon and Stormy knew each other.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 11:05 AM (xfb67)

In the Biblical sense?

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2019 11:07 AM (ykq7q)

281 Signs, signs
Everywhere's signs
Blockin' out the scheenery
Breakin' my mind...

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 13, 2019 11:07 AM (RuIsu)

282

EM FISH STICKS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at March 13, 2019 11:07 AM (GEhPL)

283 I haven't looked, but I sense a NOOD.


Any man calls an ESP Nood spends a night in the box.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 11:07 AM (fuK7c)

284 The old 737-200 was positively roomy on the interior. Semi-leather seats, wide enough for both cheeks.
Posted by: Burger Chef


Ahhhh. The old "pleather" seat! From Rich Corinthian leather to the shop out back:
Cheap Corinthian pleather.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 11:08 AM (LHT0w)

285 Just search "Momo" and look at the pics. One is some creepy urban legend and the other is a smoking hot Japanese singer chick.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 11:08 AM (xfb67)

286 now it's up

Posted by: pep at March 13, 2019 11:09 AM (TpAxy)

287 Momo.


https://tinyurl.com/yyg882a4

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 11:09 AM (gCzjH)

288 That was pre-noodulation. It happens to every guy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 13, 2019 11:09 AM (xfb67)

289 279 Now the are photoshopping Momo onto AOC pics.


Momo?
Posted by: pep at March 13, 2019 11:06 AM (TpAxy)

Nightmare Fuel. Google Image search will show you shit that will turn you white.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 11:10 AM (bcbK8)

290 Cheap Corinthian pleather.


I'm about a half hour from Naugatuck, where Naugas first grew luxurious Hydes on the scenic river bank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 13, 2019 11:10 AM (fuK7c)

291 Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We kindle and char and in flame and ignite. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We burn up the city, we're really a fright. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

ARRRGGGHHH! Make it stop!
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 13, 2019 11:01 AM (3sjI6)

Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be!

- eh, that's all I've got.
Posted by: Tom Servo


"I love you, you love me
We're a happy family"

"It's a small world after all,
It's a small world after all,"

"Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 13, 2019 11:11 AM (LHT0w)

292 Monkey is up...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 13, 2019 11:11 AM (so+oy)

293 And yes, nood.

Brace yourself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 13, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

294 Bwahahahahaha. My work here is done!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 11:11 AM (m45I2)

295 Siigh. Willowed by the Rant
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380180
____

Muldoon: Well out there in OK it's the best way to prevent sheepwrecks.


Although I'm known sometimes to prattle,
Out here it's less sheep and more cattle.
On this ranch, beef is grown,
'Tho I've none of my own.
In truth, I'm no cows and all hattle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - moo at March 13, 2019 11:11 AM (jMD9L)

296

Perhaps a more appropriate thread to post this in than the prior one.


Windows 10 sucks syphilis ridden maggot testicles.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 13, 2019 11:13 AM (S/hVx)

297 BREAKING: A spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign posted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on her Facebook account, stating that the "American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel"

-
And what of the matzah balls?!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 13, 2019 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

298 276 Serious question--what actual law was broken in these academic bribery scandals? "

That *is* a good question - I decided to look it up. Here's a page with a chart of the actual charges filed:

https://tinyurl.com/y48f2xpr

Primarily mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering, backed up by conspiracy to commit all three.

That chart tells us why this broke open now - two of the defendants on the top of the list have already plead guilty. Obviously they've turned States Evidence against everyone else, which is why the Feds let the info go public.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 13, 2019 11:15 AM (Kpl3J)

299 276 Serious question--what actual law was broken in these academic bribery scandals?
______________

Complaint charges racketeering conspiracy [18 USC, Sec. 1962(d)] and racketeering forfeiture [18 USC Sec. 981(a)(1)(C), Sec. 1963, and 28 USC, Sec. 2461]

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 13, 2019 11:18 AM (fqUgw)

300 Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Leno Blasts Late-Night Comics Who Deploy 'One-Sided' Politics Without 'Civility'

-
Leno has all the money in the world (plus a packed garage) so he doesn't need it but I like that he's playing a grease monkey on Last Man Standing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 13, 2019 11:19 AM (+y/Ru)

301 All the best fine artists of today work for MSM headlined by Disney et al. WHY? They get a good paycheck for the dreck they shovel. Morals ethics and scruples always lose to a good regular paycheck. Once again, America leads the way.

Posted by: Ray at March 13, 2019 12:20 PM (AVxHd)

302 256 I'm proud to say that I'm a landlubber
A high and dry backyard hot-tubber
I've got a couple gripes
About you sea-going types
All you do is eat whale meat...and blubber!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 13, 2019 10:47 AM (m45I2)

People all over just don't let me be
Rules, regulations, red tape, bureaucracy
They act like it's so grand
Their managed life on land
But given a choice, I choose the sea
....
Living at sea is best, some swear,
While others choose land to be fair,
But between property tax,
And great white attacks,
Keep 'em both, I'll live in the air!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 13, 2019 10:57 AM (gCzjH)


The land, sea, or air - I'll be bound -
Are places where Lefties are found.
I don't think it's fair
That they all want my share,
So I'm moving my stuff underground.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at March 13, 2019 12:50 PM (o7l6R)

303 Lets hear THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 13, 2019 06:50 PM (wGqjj)

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