Mid-Morning Art Thread

Bosch Egg Concert.jpg


The Concert In The Egg
Hieronymus Bosch

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:31 AM (iikV8)

2 LSD in full effect

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 20, 2019 09:32 AM (FZYNt)

3
The incredible Oedipal egg...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 20, 2019 09:32 AM (zBaqJ)

4 one of the most complex paintings you've featured...

Posted by: Mr Wolf at August 20, 2019 09:32 AM (YkEgi)

5 Okaaaaayyyyy........

Posted by: JT at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (arJlL)

6 not pictured - guy leading the choir getting a hummer

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

7 3
The incredible Oedipal egg...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 20, 2019 09:32 AM (zBaqJ)


Nice.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (NWiLs)

8 Bosch had seen the effects of the 30 years war. Everyone left alive after that war was as screwed up in the head as he was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)

9 Looks more like a squishy bean bag than an egg.

Posted by: IC at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (NbVTj)

10 Well, that's.........different.

Yeh, that's it.

Different.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (cqNba)

11 Ergot...in his cereal.

Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (ykq7q)

12 Is that a ukulele?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

13 He's also a hard-boiled homicide detective.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (NWiLs)

14 Nun has a face that would crack glass.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

15 The guy in red blows.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (O8WFE)

16 Some artists just don't need to sign their works.

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (OyyDO)

17 I'm getting a Monty Python and the Holy Grail vibe with this one.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (TB7HE)

18 This is incredibly anachronistic. That one guy has a motor oil funnel on his head and the internal combustion engine hasn't been invented yet.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

19 Love this.

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (za+mW)

20 Now that's art!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (BiNEL)

21 I like the heron.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

22 A little wacky, but ok, I guess.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (88+cf)

23 Is that a ukulele?
Posted by: grammie winger

if it is, then that must be Cannibal Bob !

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (arJlL)

24 Is that a ukulele?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

bazuki

Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (ykq7q)

25 One guy has a Tin Man hat.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (O8WFE)

26 That's one messed up little dude.

Posted by: red speck at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (6Krd7)

27 Reminds me of Terry Gilliam.

It would not shock me if this was part of the inspiration for Time Bandits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (iikV8)

28 8 Bosch had seen the effects of the 30 years war. Everyone left alive after that war was as screwed up in the head as he was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)


You say that like there's a lesson there that we should be pondering?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (BiNEL)

29 There's a turtle under the egg. Why wouldn't there be?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

30 She was for it...

Before she was against it.

https://bit.ly/2Hfd3dx

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (cqNba)

31 The toxic masculinity is stunning.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (PkVlr)

32 check out the hooter

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (FZYNt)

33 So 'shrooms were in plentiful supply I take it?

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (za+mW)

34 21 I like the heron.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

First read as "heroin."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

35 Dinosaur eggs were common in those days ... little known fact.


/s

Posted by: illiniwek at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (Cus5s)

36 Needs more skulls and ghosts.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (gz9aI)

37 You say that like there's a lesson there that we should be pondering?

Yeah. Don't live in a crowded egg.

Posted by: JT at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (arJlL)

38 Hiya JT! I just bought a ukulele for Thing One's birthday. I hope she likes it.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (lwiT4)

39 Looks like reference to the Plague in the lower right? Three of the guys look like they're wearing those bird masks the plague doctors wore.

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

40 Why is there a dead chicken in the basket? Did those crows kill it and stash it there?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (O8WFE)

41 29 There's a turtle under the egg. Why wouldn't there be?
Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (lwiT4)

It's turtles all the way down.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

42 Is that Choral less or all in that egg ?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (+bKWx)

43 OK, the little imp is trying to cut something that's hanging from the bishop's belt by a cord. It could be an onion.

It may really have been the fashion back in the day.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (fuK7c)

44 *pounce*

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:38 AM (PkVlr)

45 31 The toxic masculinity is stunning.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:36 AM (PkVlr)

Helloooooo nurse! And I don't like to brag, but thank you.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:38 AM (NWiLs)

46 It's PUFF puff pass you idiot.

Cut off this idiot to my left

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 09:38 AM (vd8XM)

47 44 *pounce*
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:38 AM (PkVlr)

Hmm....that seemed a bit half-hearted.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

48 That egg would make one heck of an omelette.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (JUOKG)

49 He's stealing the Bishop's stash.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (O8WFE)

50 "Journeymen" pipefitters trying to read a print. First thing I thought when I seen this picture.

Posted by: JROD at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (0G613)

51 49 He's stealing the Bishop's stash.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (O8WFE)

After he beats him.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (NWiLs)

52 Hi Rony, Mus ya always freak out on yer Dorm after Party murals.There are HOT BELGIANS waiting to waffle yer Gab..IYKWIM......yeah that's her name , at least a 9.

Posted by: saf at August 20, 2019 09:39 AM (5IHGB)

53 *seizes*
*rolls*
*pins*
*smooch!*

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

54 Scary-ass snake at the far right.

I ran over a big one on the bike trail yesterday.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (O8WFE)

55 53 *seizes*
*rolls*
*pins*
*smooch!*
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

Now THAT'S more like it!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (NWiLs)

56 I've been to band practices just like this.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (HaL55)

57 This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (aXucN)

58 His password is 'Hieronymus Bosco'.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (Ndje9)

59 I've been to band practices just like this.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

---

"One time, at band camp. . . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (Y4EXg)

60 The incredible audio egg

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (DjiZK)

61 This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.



Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (aXucN)



ECT

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (lwiT4)

62 Is that a kitteh in the lower left corner?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:42 AM (PkVlr)

63 I never know what to think about Bosch. His artistic skill of color choice, brush work and so forth are overwhelmed by the bizarre image. There's a feel of Salvadore Dali mixed with Rod Serling. I'm sure there is a lot of symbolism used I'm not aware of but Bosch came up with some weird stuff.

Posted by: JTB at August 20, 2019 09:42 AM (bmdz3)

64 This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.
Posted by: bluebell

A train filled with mental patients ?

Posted by: JT at August 20, 2019 09:42 AM (arJlL)

65 Early draft of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"?

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

66 Here we see the slate of 2020 Dem candidates attempting to learn to sing "The Internationale", followed by "The East is Red".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 20, 2019 09:43 AM (b1Typ)

67 This painting is simply instructional. There's a crow, on an owl, on a nun.

The whole point is to help illiterate people remember that that is the correct order.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 09:43 AM (fuK7c)

68 56. lol

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 09:43 AM (za+mW)

69 62
Is that a kitteh in the lower left corner?

Yeah. Appears to be grilling a fish.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (88+cf)

70 This Bosch guy had one hell of an imagination. He has some intense stuff out there.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (9Om/r)

71
He made really good cordless drills too.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (veoSD)

72 Hieronymus was a baller.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (2LelM)

73 Some haldol might help with that rash, Mr Bosch.

Nice little tree though. Even a cabin. Definitely art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (CPk08)

74
Hiya JT! I just bought a ukulele for Thing One's birthday. I hope she likes it. Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 09:37 AM (lwiT4)
=====

Peg + Cat is a really good kid show. Don't show her any Tiny Tim until she can do a few chords.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (MIKMs)

75 Reminds me of Mom.

Posted by: Mork at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (VU8Mg)

76 Harry Bosch of Robbery/Homicide Division?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (3oX+R)

77 70 This Bosch guy had one hell of an imagination. He has some intense stuff out there.
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Check out Brugal the Elder. These Dutchmen were lit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (2LelM)

78 What is the significance of the turtle?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (JUOKG)

79 This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.



Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (aXucN)

he was craving eggs? I am sure there is some really deep meaning from Dante or something. But to me, this is just weird. Give me a Remington or French Impressionist. But i am boring when it comes to art.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (n13/j)

80 Embiggened and it's more of a trip.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:46 AM (PkVlr)

81 Garden of Earthly Delights is a trip. HB is proof the Dutch legalized hash long ago

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:46 AM (DjiZK)

82
Where's Harry Bosch? Oh, that's him out in the cow pasture picking mushrooms.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 20, 2019 09:46 AM (rXie1)

83 Alexa...play Gregorian Chants...

Posted by: socalcon at August 20, 2019 09:46 AM (Roy2Z)

84 Most of my band practices were in rehearsal rooms, or studios, or maybe someone's garage or basement.

Can't say I ever had one in an egg. But...I CAN say that I had many band practices in a studio made out of a converted building on a former egg farm. Farm? Whatever you call the places where they got the eggs from the chickens and stored them and the delivery guys loaded them up and delivered them.

The studio had once been the building where the eggs were stored. Had thick wooden walls, and an outer area that had once served as a breakroom/locker room for the deliverymen, that had been converted into a breakroom/lunchroom. Cool studio.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:46 AM (O8WFE)

85 This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.
Posted by: bluebell

A train filled with mental patients ?
Posted by: JT


*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (3oX+R)

86 First attempt at the Wall of Yolk recording technique

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (DjiZK)

87 reminds me of a family portrait.

Posted by: rancid labia at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (vqIkG)

88 Would most definitely hang in the music studio.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (HaL55)

89 57
This guy fascinates me. I always wonder what was going through his head.



Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (aXucN)

I think he had a fairly dim view of human nature. The older I get, the more I relate.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (CPk08)

90 The Allies fought the Bosch in the Great War right/?

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (n13/j)

91 Looks like a democrat campaign poster with Bernie pointing the way towards Das Kapital and Joe Biden on the skin flute.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (Z+IKu)

92
Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 09:41 AM (aXucN)
I think he had a fairly dim view of human nature. The older I get, the more I relate.
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My thought is he and Brugal had read the first book of the Avesta.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (2LelM)

93 78 What is the significance of the turtle?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (JUOKG)

The slow, meandering, indifferent passage of time. Like the turtle, it has no fucks to give to matter how weird things get, and keeps heading wherever it was going.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (J+mig)

94 This is when that whole ergot in the rye sounds super-plausible.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (lQz2T)

95 This is incredibly anachronistic. That one guy has a motor oil funnel on his head and the internal combustion engine hasn't been invented yet.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

That's to keep out the negative waves. Either that, or it's an inverted ferkle.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (VJZgq)

96 Kitteh grilling a fish...birds killed a chicken...I sense a theme.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (O8WFE)

97 Hieronymus later moved to the New World, adopted the Spanish version of his name (Geronimo), and became a leader of the Apache tribe, as well as inventing the parachute.

Posted by: List of Questionable Facts at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (b1Typ)

98 The Allies fought the Bosch in the Great War right/?
Posted by: Quint

The Bosch put the brakes to that though

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (vd8XM)

99 I always hope there is symbolism in Bosch because, otherwise, its just bizarre. This is one of his less strange pieces, even, and it still makes your head shake and lips purse.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, dog hikest at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (LISuA)

100 My band has played in many weird locations... dive bars, rugby matches, bowling alleys etc...

but never an egg.

Posted by: McCool at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (sZaoP)

101
Dreadful morning. Very depressed. My Skype interview didn't come off because of a connection problem. Living in a rural location, my bandwidth may not have been sufficient to accommodate it.

It's set to be rescheduled, but it leaves a bad impression.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (Wx/+I)

102 94 This is when that whole ergot in the rye sounds super-plausible.
Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 20, 2019 09:48 AM (lQz2T)


He's a werewolf!!!!

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (DjiZK)

103 The turtle is the origin of the earth. Lizzy Warren can tell you all about it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (O8WFE)

104 He made really good cordless drills too.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM


Don't tease Ace!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (oyk+H)

105 Bosch > Dali

Not even a contest.

Posted by: tankdemon at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (0GSM6)

106 Steyerrrrrrrr

#New @MorningConsult Early Primary States Poll (8/12-1

Biden 32%
Sanders 20%
Warren 13%
Steyer 7%
Harris 6%
Buttigieg 5%
Booker 3%
Yang 2%

Posted by: HA at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (MAstk)

107 Bosch be my homie.--Salvador "Hello" Dali.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (VJZgq)

108 Little known fact. He actually found his fortune in spark plugs

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (DjiZK)

109 8 Bosch had seen the effects of the 30 years war. Everyone left alive after that war was as screwed up in the head as he was.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)

Ehhh..... not quite

Born ca. 1450, died 1516

Posted by: josephistan at August 20, 2019 09:51 AM (7HtZB)

110 I do see this is attributed to a follower, based on a drawing by Hieronymous. I'm most familiar of course with his Triptych.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 20, 2019 09:51 AM (lQz2T)

111 Dude makes some good car stuff, and writes a mean handbook...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 09:51 AM (6qErC)

112 The Allies fought the Bosch in the Great War right/?

Posted by: Quint



The Bosch put the brakes to that though

Posted by: Bruce at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (vd8XM)

we call that the ki bosch.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (n13/j)

113 I think he had a fairly dim view of human nature. The older I get, the more I relate.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 20, 2019 09:47 AM (CPk0

It's all balderdash and buggery. This is why mankind needed a savior. Without the Lord and His influence, we just keep making the same mistakes, falling into predictable snares, and holding ourselves back.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (J+mig)

114 "Don't tease Ace!"


You mean "I gots me an IKEA drill" Ace?

He doesn't even know that Bosch exists.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (cqNba)

115 That's a very disrespectful end to Humpty Dumpty.

Posted by: tankdemon at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (0GSM6)

116 106 Steyerrrrrrrr

#New @MorningConsult Early Primary States Poll (8/12-1

Biden 32%
Sanders 20%
Warren 13%
Steyer 7%
Harris 6%
Buttigieg 5%
Booker 3%
Yang 2%
Posted by: HA at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (MAstk)

========

Yeah, Harris is just lighting the world on fire right now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (iikV8)

117 Obligatory: Paul McCartney Arrow Through Me from his album called...

...wait for it...
Back to the Egg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zcYw3f2k44

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (HaL55)

118 Kitteh grilling a fish...birds killed a chicken...I sense a theme.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM (O8WFE)

Well, I don't eat as often as I would like. Famine mostly.--Hieronymus Bosch

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (VJZgq)

119 I always think Bosch is very early Renaissance, but he's actually a contemporary of Leonardo, tho I doubt they knew each other. His style reminds me more of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Northern Europe didn't really widely adopt the Italian style until Albrecht Durer.

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (OyyDO)

120 We are the Eggmen...

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (2LelM)

121 70 This Bosch guy had one hell of an imagination. He has some intense stuff out there.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (9Om/r)

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Crazy paintings and super-quiet dishwashers. The guy was a true polymath.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (amw5z)

122 106 Steyerrrrrrrr

#New @MorningConsult Early Primary States Poll (8/12-1

Biden 32%
Sanders 20%
Warren 13%
Steyer 7%
Harris 6%
Buttigieg 5%
Booker 3%
Yang 2%
Posted by: HA at August 20, 2019 09:50 AM (MAstk)
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Money talks and buys votes.

Posted by: WisRich at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (G0vdT)

123 Yeah, Harris is just lighting the world on fire right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (iikV

Yeah, Harris is just lighting her hair on fire right now. There. FIFY.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (VJZgq)

124 Magritte > Bosch > Dali

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (AkkRZ)

125 Money talks and buys votes.
Posted by: WisRich at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (G0vdT)


*sniff*

Posted by: Jeb! at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (KUaJL)

126 > I think he had a fairly dim view of human nature. The older I get, the more I relate.

Gotta remember that a few generations later the Dutch whole-heartedly embraced Calvinism.
A religious philosophy that believes 90+% of the human race was predestined for Hell before the world was even created is not conducive to a cheerful outlook on life.

Posted by: List of Questionable Facts at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (b1Typ)

127 Top five Dem candidates are all white. WTF?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (2LelM)

128 123 Yeah, Harris is just lighting the world on fire right now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:52 AM (iikV

Yeah, Harris is just lighting her hair on fire right now. There. FIFY.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (VJZgq)

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So, she's here? What's her nic?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (iikV8)

129 Bosch...what a freakin' weirdo.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (ejd/p)

130 Willowed from last thread but waited until after 100 to go OT:

Cato, if you're still here:

In any scenario where the United States dissolves or abandons the Constitution. Texas ought to be released as an independent entity. Texas joined the United States by treaty, and treaties are only valid as long as both parties exist.

Should the Communists ever jettison the Constitution, or the nation collapse, we should get out while the getting's good.
Posted by: Cato



Look up Texas Nationalist Movement.
www.tnm.me

Secession.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (3oX+R)

131 Whut the everlovin fuk?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (7jTtI)

132 126 > I think he had a fairly dim view of human nature. The older I get, the more I relate.

Gotta remember that a few generations later the Dutch whole-heartedly embraced Calvinism.
A religious philosophy that believes 90+% of the human race was predestined for Hell before the world was even created is not conducive to a cheerful outlook on life.
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These are the people that invented Gin. Say no more.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (2LelM)

133 Where is the walrus?

Posted by: Roy at August 20, 2019 09:56 AM (DDeWs)

134 124 Magritte > Bosch > Dali

I'll second that.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:56 AM (O8WFE)

135 From the "All important first Buzz of the Day" collection.

Posted by: DaveA at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (FhXTo)

136 I always think Bosch is very early Renaissance, but he's actually a contemporary of Leonardo, tho I doubt they knew each other. His style reminds me more of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Northern Europe didn't really widely adopt the Italian style until Albrecht Durer.
Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 09:53 AM (OyyDO)

He is Dutch. Their wooden shoes offend me. I spit on them.--Leonardo.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (VJZgq)

137 I always think Bosch is very early Renaissance, but he's actually a contemporary of Leonardo, tho I doubt they knew each other. His style reminds me more of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Northern Europe didn't really widely adopt the Italian style until Albrecht Durer.
Posted by: Kris


Bosch liked mushrooms on his pasta.
Little did he know....

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (3oX+R)

138 He is the egg man.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (pw+jk)

139 Look up Texas Nationalist Movement.
www.tnm.me

Secession.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (3oX+R)

I'm not quite at the point of advocating secession yet, but the more the US slides into "In Name Only" territory, the less my opposition.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (J+mig)

140 Miss Nevada banned from Miss USA competition
b/c she has posted pro Trump stuff on her social media

https://tinyurl.com/y5z7kz2j

Posted by: McCool at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (sZaoP)

141 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)

142 Heard a Concierto Andaluz for 4 guitars yesterday, beaviful soulful music from Spain.

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (za+mW)

143 *seizes*
*rolls*
*pins*
*smooch!*
Posted by: Nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

Now THAT'S more like it!
Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 09:40 AM


Good grief, you two...get a room.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (ejd/p)

144 Can I interest you in an egg in this trying time?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (KUaJL)

145 Looks like the Dem Establishment will be the sacrificial lambs for 2020.

Very neat way to put "paid" to the Establishment...have Joe Biden be your front runner.

Post election rhetoric will probably follow a theme like "We clearly have to stop running 20th century ideas in a 21st century world! We lost because we didn't show a real alternative to the Republicans. It's time for fresh ideas, as shown by The Squawk winning reelection in their districts despite being targets of the GOP."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (TB7HE)

146 While you're singing pious songs, animals are killing each other, black snakes lie in wait, and imps will steal your stash.

I guess that's the moral of the story. Oh, wait. That doesn't explain the egg. Absinthe might explain it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (O8WFE)

147 Texas cannot survive by itself."

Bless your heart....

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (6qErC)

148 I'm not quite at the point of advocating secession yet, but the more the US slides into "In Name Only" territory, the less my opposition.
Posted by: Cato


Advocate for the abrogation or removal of ANY of the Bill of Rights and you have broken the compact that binds us together.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (3oX+R)

149 What the hell?!?!

Posted by: Hyman Roth at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (88xKn)

150 141 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)

We have an economy the size of Russia's with a quarter of the population, diverse industries, and ludicrous amounts of oil. We could stand as an independent nation.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (J+mig)

151 Over at the Daily Caller, Bernie told union workers that he's going to take away their health care plans.


/yeah, that's going to go over well.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 10:00 AM (AkkRZ)

152 So, she's here? What's her nic?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (iikV

Kneepads.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:00 AM (VJZgq)

153 I'm not quite at the point of advocating secession yet, but the more the US slides into "In Name Only" territory, the less my opposition.
..

Out of curiosity, what would it take?

Zero indictments after attempted Coup?

Dems winning trifecta in 2020?

Posted by: HA at August 20, 2019 10:00 AM (MAstk)

154 124 Magritte > Bosch > Dali
Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 09:54 AM (AkkRZ)

Magritte is scewed, Dali is weird, but Bosch is the one you want illustrating Dante's Inferno.

Posted by: tankdemon at August 20, 2019 10:00 AM (0GSM6)

155 The Spoonsize Boys steal the dollhouse toys
while the cat by the fire is
curled.
Then away they floats
in their eggshell boats,
down the drains
to their underground world.


(Impress me, name that author)

Posted by: Kindltot at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (q2o38)

156 Look up Texas Nationalist Movement.

www.tnm.me



Secession.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (3oX+R)



I'm not quite at the point of advocating secession yet, but the more
the US slides into "In Name Only" territory, the less my opposition.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:57 AM (J+mig)

Depending on how the 2020 election goes - and if it goes south how much obvious fraud turned the tide that way - this movement could become very hot very fast. And it will spread, rapidly.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (77WPm)

157 138>>>

The Walrus was Paul.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (gz9aI)

158 He's a werewolf!!!!
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 09:49 AM


Werewolf?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (ejd/p)

159 Don't secede, just announce you are a Sanctuary State that only allows Americans.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (2LelM)

160
The Concert In The Egg



I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus



Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (mpeBU)

161 In times of yore it was the tradition that the town fathers gathered upon the Meeting Egg when the new Sears catalog arrived in the mail. The most senior among them played on the pan flute whilst the sacred white bird shat on his head.

They were dark days indeed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (amw5z)

162 Of course, Paul died in 1967 and was replaced by Billy Shears.

How else can you explain Wings?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (O8WFE)

163 Advocate for the abrogation or removal of ANY of the Bill of Rights and you have broken the compact that binds us together.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (3oX+R)

And the Democratic Party is clearly guilty of that advocacy (which is also Sedition agaibst the USA). If they should succeed in breaking down any rights, such as cementing their authority to censor with the cover of a pretended act of law, it's time to beat feet and vamoose.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (J+mig)

164 And all of creation, sing with me now!

Lift up your voice and lay your burdens down!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TdMsT)

165 Eggs as a substitute for churches was a cracked idea. *

And good morning Horde. I'm officially ready for autumn. Let's hope Finagle and Murphy are looking the other way for all of us.





*The veal you must try. Your waitress you should tip.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

166 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)

We have an economy the size of Russia's with a quarter of the population, diverse industries, and ludicrous amounts of oil. We could stand as an independent nation.
Posted by: Cato


Two ocean ports, our own electric grid, cattle, pig & chicken industries. Dell.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (3oX+R)

167 Bosch...what a freakin' weirdo.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 20, 2019 09:55 AM (ejd/p)

Eh...he makes good dishwashers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:03 AM (wYseH)

168 Depending on how the 2020 election goes - and if it goes south how much obvious fraud turned the tide that way - this movement could become very hot very fast. And it will spread, rapidly.
Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (77WPm)

Agreed.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:03 AM (J+mig)

169 TexLaHoma.

Where the wind comes racin' down the plain.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM (O8WFE)

170 Eh...he makes good dishwashers.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:03 AM


Meh. I live alone. To me that's a glorified drain rack.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM (ejd/p)

171 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)


I suspect they could, just fine, but won't have to. In fact, I could easily see Texas as being the "bluest" of the states looking to vamoose.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM (77WPm)

172 Advocate for the abrogation or removal of ANY of the Bill of Rights and you have broken the compact that binds us together.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (3oX+R)

Bind together? How's that suicide pact working for us? Yeah, yeah, I know it could be worse. We could have a gay mulatto for President. Or an alcoholic serial killer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM (VJZgq)

173 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)
=====
TrumpLand Vs. ClintonArchipelago
https://tinyurl.com/yyt5lvdl
This is more likely. The leftist's wet dream will be total and complete failure.. They should be used to that.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 20, 2019 10:05 AM (pw+jk)

174
Two ocean ports, our own electric grid, cattle, pig & chicken industries. Dell.

Posted by: rickb223


Plus experience at being an independent country.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:05 AM (Wx/+I)

175
Unless we can all get on the same page and actually agree to abide by the Constitution instead of one side using it as a pretext and continually wanting to "fundamentally transform" it.... we are destined to break apart.

It may not happen in my lifetime, but if we remain on this arc, it'll be a metaphysical certainty to happen.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (8XRCm)

176 Well, the Republic of Texas or America or whatever needs to include Colorado. We can send all the Denver/Boulder libs to Seattle or something. Without them, we're a nice state. You'll want us. At least for the skiing. Can't ski in Texas, y'all.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (O8WFE)

177 Or an alcoholic serial killer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM (VJZgq)

You don't think Felonious actually pulled the trigger on any of the Arkancides, do you? Nah, she's more like the mob boss, ordering the hits but well past doing the dirty work.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (77WPm)

178 Magritte is scewed, Dali is weird, but Bosch is the one you want illustrating Dante's Inferno.
Posted by: tankdemon at August 20, 2019 10:00 AM (0GSM6)

Bosch is the one you want illustrating the children's version of Dante's Inferno. Cuz they're not fucked up enough due to parental neglect. And famine.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (VJZgq)

179 Eh...he makes good dishwashers.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:03 AM (wYseH)
------------

Not in my experience.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (aXucN)

180 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)

there are redder states than Texas. It is a shame to say it but it is the truth.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (n13/j)

181 [Pops smoke]

Purple haze
All in my work


Duuuuude.

Posted by: Ronny Bosch at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (RD7QR)

182 In fact, I could easily see Texas as being the "bluest" of the states looking to vamoose.

-----

I can also easily see "The Republic of Texas" ranging from the Gulf to Canada and from the Rockies to the Appalachians.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (8XRCm)

183 Or an alcoholic serial killer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:04 AM

Be your own boss, set your own hours...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (NWiLs)

184 They used to say Utah was the reddest state. I want to say it's Wyoming, now? Or Montana?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:08 AM (O8WFE)

185 Whatever Bosch's imagery means, the Plague may be an major underlying theme somehow. There was a second major outbreak at the beginning of the century. I'm very sure it still haunted Europeans 80 years later. We still marvel at the destruction of the Civil War 150 years on.

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 10:08 AM (OyyDO)

186 We shall seize your guns like Comrade Nurse seizes Insomniac. But with 75% less wiggling.

Posted by: All the Commies Runny for President at August 20, 2019 10:08 AM (sjdRT)

187 They used to say Utah was the reddest state. I want to say it's Wyoming, now? Or Montana?





Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:08 AM (O8WFE)

Look at who Montana just put back in the US Senate.
Nope, it's not them.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (77WPm)

188 TexLaHoma.

Where the wind comes racin' down the plain.

Posted by: Guy Smiley


Come further east, get some auto manufacturing to go with the petrochemicals.

Mornin' Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (AM1GF)

189 155 The Spoonsize Boys steal the dollhouse toys
while the cat by the fire is
curled.
Then away they floats
in their eggshell boats,
down the drains
to their underground world.


(Impress me, name that author)
---------------------
Tim Powers. Steampunk gang. Never read him. Is it any good?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (2LelM)

190
150 141 Texas cannot survive by itself. It wont have to however. It will have company.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (7jTtI)

We have an economy the size of Russia's with a quarter of the population, diverse industries, and ludicrous amounts of oil. We could stand as an independent nation.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 09:59 AM (J+mig)





Along with a lot of military bases. DFW has a crapload of high-tech businesses as well. In fact, the only real weakness for Texas is having only one large seaport in Houston.

It wouldn't be easy, or clean, but Texas is probably the one state that would have a realistic chance at going it alone without immediately falling into third-world status or being gobbled up by some other nation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (veoSD)

191 Not in my experience.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (aXucN)

We have a lower-end model that works okay. I am not sure I would buy another one, but I don't have much to complain about it, especially since it is very quiet.

And if you don't like his dishwashers, his aute parts are excellent!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (wYseH)

192 From the archives:


Where'd You Stash the Lute?

He played as if his fingers were on fire
And hoped her fevered passion to inspire
She said "Wait a minute mister!
I saw you with my sister!
You're nothing but a dirty stinking lyre!"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (mvenn)

193 186 We shall seize your guns like Comrade Nurse seizes Insomniac. But with 75% less wiggling.
-------------------
Seizing only occurs after pouncing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (2LelM)

194 The Beast is Ma Barker.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (iZnhs)

195 77 70 This Bosch guy had one hell of an imagination. He has some intense stuff out there.
--------------------------
Check out Brugal the Elder. These Dutchmen were lit.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 09:45 AM (2LelM)

They didn't need much imagination - they just painted what they saw.
While they were trippin' ballz...

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (Kpl3J)

196 176 Well, the Republic of Texas or America or whatever needs to include Colorado. We can send all the Denver/Boulder libs to Seattle or something. Without them, we're a nice state. You'll want us. At least for the skiing. Can't ski in Texas, y'all.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (O8WFE)

Parts of Colorado originally belonged to Texas before admission to the Union. Application for territory status would be considered.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (J+mig)

197 there are redder states than Texas. It is a shame to say it but it is the truth.

Posted by: Quint


Not sure there really is a "red state" or "blue state". It's all regions with a heavy urban/rural divide. Thinking it's going to break down by the state boundaries is a serious error.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:10 AM (AM1GF)

198 71
He made really good cordless drills too.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 09:44 AM (veoSD)

And carburetors, too.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (MwFQu)

199 Well, the Republic of Texas or America or whatever needs to include Colorado. We can send all the Denver/Boulder libs to Seattle or something. Without them, we're a nice state. You'll want us. At least for the skiing. Can't ski in Texas, y'all.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


We could run a two to three, state wide path to Canada.
Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South and North Dakota, and Iowa.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (3oX+R)

200 162 Of course, Paul died in 1967 and was replaced by Billy Shears.

How else can you explain Wings?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (O8WFE)

Yeah, a walrus threw a glass onion at his head while he drove in a car, or something.

Posted by: Kris at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

201 Plus experience at being an independent country.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:05 AM (Wx/+I)

And a holding area already built for the insane.
Austin FTW

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (P4Pk9)

202 Biden 32%
Sanders 20%
Warren 13%
Steyer 7%

___

It was Biden

It is Biden

It will be Biden

Why do so many people not understand this?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (FiUMj)

203 184 They used to say Utah was the reddest state. I want to say it's Wyoming, now? Or Montana?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:08 AM (O8WFE)

The states with no big cities are the most conservative. Big cities are a cancer.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (bCLt0)

204
In fact, the only real weakness for Texas is having only one large seaport in Houston.

And Corpus Christi.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (Wx/+I)

205 We could run a two to three, state wide path to Canada.

Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South and North Dakota, and Iowa.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (3oX+R)

You can probably safely throw in Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle region of Florida as well. Possibly South Carolina if Georgia comes along.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (77WPm)

206 Did Jeffrey Epstein die or sumthin'? I notice he's not in the "news" much, anymore.

Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (ykq7q)

207 Well, the Republic of Texas or America or whatever
needs to include Colorado. We can send all the Denver/Boulder libs to
Seattle or something. Without them, we're a nice state. You'll want us.
At least for the skiing. Can't ski in Texas, y'all.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:06 AM (O8WFE)

That is the problem with all of this. The same issue you have in Texas. The cities are deep blue in many of these "red states". Hell PA is Alabama is you take out Philly and Pittsburgh. Don't take it from me, James Carville said it. And he was right. The problem with Texas is it has four or five Philly's and they are growing exponentially.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (n13/j)

208 Parts of Colorado originally belonged to Texas before admission to the Union.

Yep, I was thinking that too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (O8WFE)

209 Parts of Colorado originally belonged to Texas before admission to the Union. Application for territory status would be considered.
Posted by: Cato


1836 map of Texas. Texas, parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas & Wyoming.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (3oX+R)

210 155 The Spoonsize Boys steal the dollhouse toys
while the cat by the fire is
curled.
Then away they floats
in their eggshell boats,
down the drains
to their underground world.


(Impress me, name that author)
Posted by: Kindltot at August 20, 2019 10:01 AM (q2o3

TS Eliot? or ee cummings.

Posted by: Ronny Bosch at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (RD7QR)

211 Heard a Concierto Andaluz for 4 guitars yesterday, beaviful soulful music from Spain.

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 09:58 AM (za+mW)


You would probably like the baroque and romantic period Spanish guitar stuff. Look up Andre Segovia playing Francisco Tarrega's "Capricho Arabe" on youtube.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (9Om/r)

212 Ergot on the rye is a heck of a drug.

Posted by: Archer at August 20, 2019 10:13 AM (gmo/4)

213 The whole Texan "we don't need you and we don't want you" cock-strutting thing has always been kind of off-putting.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (gz9aI)

214
The Republic of Texas treason trial of Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green will be memorable.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (Wx/+I)

215 Stoned painter sockoff

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (RD7QR)

216 I can also easily see "The Republic of Texas" ranging from the Gulf to Canada and from the Rockies to the Appalachians.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:07 AM (8XRCm)

I think that would be "Greater Texas" at that point. While we're at it, let's move all of Central America to the blue coasts (who clearly want them), and colonize the empty countries they left behind.

We could use a few more ports...

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (J+mig)

217 The hen says, "ouch!"

Posted by: Archer at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (gmo/4)

218 Not gonna argue if Texas could be independent again. Maybe so. Texas is full of Yankees, Californians and illegals and fully half is a wasteland. But it can probably be independent. The more the population grows the more water becomes a problem. I am a Texan but I never bought into the mystique of Texas.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (7jTtI)

219
In fact, the only real weakness for Texas is having only one large seaport in Houston.

And Corpus Christi.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (Wx/+I)






Is CC really set up for large-scale sea freight? I honestly don't know.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (veoSD)

220 The Walrus was Paul.

The Walrus was John. "The Walrus was Paul" is a line from Glass Onion in which they mock Beatlemania.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (fuK7c)

221 I lived in the TX Hill Country for a few years back in the 80s. I can add that to my citizenship application.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (O8WFE)

222 206 Did Jeffrey Epstein die or sumthin'? I notice he's not in the "news" much, anymore.
Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (ykq7q)

Ee's just resting.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (RD7QR)

223 We could run a two to three, state wide path to Canada.


Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South and North Dakota, and Iowa.



Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:11 AM (3oX+R)

You
can probably safely throw in Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle
region of Florida as well. Possibly South Carolina if Georgia comes
along.


Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (77WPm)

i have heard over the last decade or so very few states have become more red. The states mentioned most often are TN, IN, and KY.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (n13/j)

224 204
In fact, the only real weakness for Texas is having only one large seaport in Houston.

And Corpus Christi.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


You can probably safely throw in Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle region of Florida as well. Possibly South Carolina if Georgia comes along.
Posted by: DocJ


Thanks to DocJ, we just picked up the entire Gulf Coast.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (3oX+R)

225 FFS, if Luxembourg can be an independent country, then Texas can be one.

Posted by: josephistan at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (7HtZB)

226
Is CC really set up for large-scale sea freight? I honestly don't know.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (veoSD)

Yes

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (P4Pk9)

227 "Not in my experience. "


So far, we love ours.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:16 AM (cqNba)

228 If we're tossing states around and partitioning them off, I want the U.P. back in Wisconsin where it belongs. Look at the map, people. Plus, it's red.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:16 AM (lwiT4)

229
Port of CC is the fourth-largest in the US.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:17 AM (Wx/+I)

230
Is CC really set up for large-scale sea freight? I honestly don't know.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 10:14 AM (veoSD)

Yes

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (P4Pk9)







You learn something new every day. Thanks.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 20, 2019 10:17 AM (veoSD)

231 204
In fact, the only real weakness for Texas is having only one large seaport in Houston.

And Corpus Christi.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 20, 2019 10:12 AM (Wx/+I)

And N'Awlins and Mobile, as well.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 20, 2019 10:17 AM (MwFQu)

232 i have heard over the last decade or so very few
states have become more red. The states mentioned most often are TN, IN,
and KY.


Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (n13/j)

Think you should add West Virginia to that list. What do they have in common? No large metro areas. As stated by others, large cities are the death of constitutional government. Commie "paradises", all of them. They were also pretty blue at one point in not too distant memory (TN and KY voted for Bubba, for example, as did GA, LA, MO, IA and WV).

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:18 AM (77WPm)

233 225 FFS, if Luxembourg can be an independent country, then Texas can be one.
Posted by: josephistan at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (7HtZB)


All you guys need to do now is find some Fort Sumter to fire on.... be sure to bone up on your history first...

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (bCLt0)

234 Houston's a great port to have. Add in Nawlins and we have two. Access to Canadian trade through the ND land ports. Dallas-Ft. Worth as an air-freight hub.

We'd need access to a Pacific port. Make a deal with the dem-socialists where we get to use LA/Long Beach plus the highway to get freight into the red. In exchange, we give them some food, which they will be begging for. We'll give them the scraps we don't want.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (O8WFE)

235 For a Bosch painting, it shows a remarkable lack of bird monsters spanking a guy until coins fall out of his rectum.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (aYVBT)

236 The Concert In The Egg


*******

Symbolism:

The Hatch Act

Posted by: Muldoon at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (mvenn)

237 Ugh, that pic of Tlaib on the Morning Report. What's with the black tights and TENNIS SHOES?

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (Ez6QX)

238 218 Then you aren't really a Texan, it is more than being born here.

Posted by: rammajamma at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (PQRcz)

239 If we pick up South Carolina, we get the HUGE seaport there as well.

And....an old Navy Base, and Navy Shipyard.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:20 AM (cqNba)

240 184 They used to say Utah was the reddest state. I want to say it's Wyoming, now? Or Montana?

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Montana has a Dem governor, a Dem US Senator and for a few years had 2 Dem senators. It's a light red state trending purple thanks to the influx of California liberals.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:20 AM (FiUMj)

241 We'd need access to a Pacific port.



You need access to a northern port too. We have Green Bay. Top that! Ha!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:20 AM (lwiT4)

242 Tim Powers. Steampunk gang. Never read him. Is it any good?
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 20, 2019 10:09 AM (2LelM)


He is more dark magical realism than steampunk.

Up to where he gets into his Fisher King cycle he is wonderful. He started out as apocalyptic Southern California sci-fi, went to historical Magical Realism, and then went into a place where the world is actually a conspiracy theory.

anything up to The Stress of Her Regard (which combines elements of the Nephilim with Lord Byron) is good. Beyond that it becomes . . . Hermetic. In the classical sense with hidden knowledge and interpenetration of the spirit and the real world.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 20, 2019 10:20 AM (q2o38)

243 If you ceded Texas and the great plains, you'd have most of the oil, gas, food, and military ensconced.

Posted by: Archer at August 20, 2019 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

244 All you guys need to do now is find some Fort Sumter to fire on.... be sure to bone up on your history first...
Posted by: kraken


Won't need to fire on anyone. Not this time.
The left will do it by trashing the Constitution.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (3oX+R)

245 i have heard over the last decade or so very few

states have become more red. The states mentioned most often are TN, IN,

and KY.




Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:15 AM (n13/j)

Think you should add West Virginia to that list. What do they have in common? No large
metro areas. As stated by others, large cities are the death of
constitutional government. Commie "paradises", all of them. They were
also pretty blue at one point in not too distant memory (TN and KY voted
for Bubba, for example, as did GA, LA, MO, IA and WV).


Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:18 AM (77WPm)

WV for sure. Not more conservative but more red. They are finally voting for R's at least at the presidential level. But they need to show Manchin the door. For some reason he has as hold on that state, he plays the game pretty well.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (n13/j)

246
This is an incredible painting.

The Guy with the Funnel on His Head looks exactly how I imagine CBD looks in real life.

Including the funnel!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (mIQCW)

247 Yes Texas Urban areas are Democrat but they are far from being similar to Northeast or CA urban areas. Austin may be the closest but it's still occupied by a lot of Texans.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (+bKWx)

248 If we're tossing states around and partitioning them
off, I want the U.P. back in Wisconsin where it belongs. Look at the
map, people. Plus, it's red.


Posted by: grammie winger

Agreed.And give minnesota back to canada.

Posted by: Roland THTG at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (88+cf)

249 I've been in the import/export biz for 20 years and never once dealt with the port of Corpus Christi. Where do they handle freight from, the Caribbean? In TX, it's all about Houston for us.



Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (O8WFE)

250 243 If you ceded Texas and the great plains, you'd have most of the oil, gas, food, and military ensconced.
Posted by: Archer at August 20, 2019 10:21 AM (gmo/4)

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Good. You get to keep all the icky guns and electricity. We will be a gun free paradise running on clean solar energy.

Posted by: Milenials on the coasts at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (FiUMj)

251 You can probably safely throw in Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle region of Florida as well. Possibly South Carolina if Georgia comes along.

Posted by: DocJ


That could get dicey, I could totally see a "New Afrika insurgency" in the MS-AL-GA-Carolinas corridor if things started in that direction.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (AM1GF)

252 I've been in the import/export biz for 20 years

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Art VanDelay, is that you?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (FiUMj)

253 We'd need access to a Pacific port. Make a deal with the dem-socialists where we get to use LA/Long Beach plus the highway to get freight into the red. In exchange, we give them some food, which they will be begging for. We'll give them the scraps we don't want.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (O8WFE)

That's why you need the plan to move Central America to the Blue Coasts and use displaced Americans to colonize the empty countries. Lots of ports down there.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (J+mig)

254 184 They used to say Utah was the reddest state. I want to say it's Wyoming, now? Or Montana?



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Montana has a Dem governor, a Dem US Senator and for a few years had
2 Dem senators. It's a light red state trending purple thanks to the
influx of California liberals.



South Dakota is the reddest state IMO. The only blue parts are the indian reservations.


Posted by: Archer at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (gmo/4)

255 Love the painting! Could not be more delightfully weird.

Posted by: Caliban at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (QE8X6)

256 We need to implement a Briar Patch strategy and get the Left to throw us out of the Union.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (+bKWx)

257 247 Yes Texas Urban areas are Democrat but they are far from being similar to Northeast or CA urban areas. Austin may be the closest but it's still occupied by a lot of Texans.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (+bKWx)

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The suburbs of Dallas or Houston are more red than the suburbs of Philadelphia. But inner city Philly is no different than inner city Houston or Dallas, politically speaking.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (FiUMj)

258 I bet no one ever got their ass kicked by a guy named Hieronymus.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (xfb67)

259 I don't think we have any choice. We need to red flag this Bosch fella.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (ouEM/)

260 Biden may not have enough delegates going into the convention. A real possibility if Warren Bernie Steyer and Kamala hang in

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (+aaIl)

261 Ugh, that pic of Tlaib on the Morning Report. What's with the black tights and TENNIS SHOES?

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (Ez6Q

If you zoom in, you can see nipples. Also, you can hide her face above the screen.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (aYVBT)

262 Good. You get to keep all the icky guns and electricity. We will be a gun free paradise running on clean solar energy.

Posted by: Milenials on the coasts at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (FiUMj)

This is snark of course, but frankly the second best part of such a secession (aside from having a place to flee MA to) would be the initial joyful reaction of all the deep blue beautiful people that the rednecks are gone. Only to realize about a month (or less) later that they have no food, military, very little in the way of heavy industry, and are filled to bursting with people living off the confiscated wealth of others. Yeah, totes sustainable.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (77WPm)

263 258 I bet no one ever got their ass kicked by a guy named Hieronymus.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (xfb67)


Ever see the series " Bosch"??

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (bCLt0)

264 235 For a Bosch painting, it shows a remarkable lack of bird monsters spanking a guy until coins fall out of his rectum.
Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at August 20, 2019 10:19 AM (aYVBT)

Well, he wanted to find new ways to freak people out.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

265 also pretty blue at one point in not too distant memory (TN and KY voted

for Bubba, for example, as did GA, LA, MO, IA and WV).




Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:18 AM (77WPm)

Texas voted for Carter while Virginia voted for Ford. Virginia didn't vote Dem until Obama. It had a better R voting record than most of the Southern states. And now look at it. Can anyone even picture Virginia voting for an R president or even a senator these days?

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (n13/j)

266 238
Yep. Born in Texas, educated in Texas, married a Texas girl, both kids born in Texas. But do not feel at home there. I am an Arkie. And my remains rill reside here for eternity.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 10:26 AM (7jTtI)

267 Virginia was blueified by the DC suburbs.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:26 AM (xfb67)

268 If you zoom in, you can see nipples. Also, you can hide her face above the screen.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (aYVBT)

====
I just threw up in the back of my mouth... and not a little.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at August 20, 2019 10:26 AM (pw+jk)

269 Only to realize about a month (or less) later that they have no food, military, very little in the way of heavy industry, and are filled to bursting with people living off the confiscated wealth of others. Yeah, totes sustainable.
Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (77WPm)

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But bro, we're the creative class. We create stuff. And we're special. So like we'll totally be fine without your deplorbale racism.

Posted by: Milenials on the coasts at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (FiUMj)

270 265 also pretty blue at one point in not too distant memory (TN and KY voted

for Bubba, for example, as did GA, LA, MO, IA and WV).




Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:18 AM (77WPm)

Texas voted for Carter while Virginia voted for Ford. Virginia didn't vote Dem until Obama. It had a better R voting record than most of the Southern states. And now look at it. Can anyone even picture Virginia voting for an R president or even a senator these days?
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (n13/j)


Well to be honest, I voted for Clinton, twice.... this was before my ... Epiphany....

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (bCLt0)

271 Yes Texas Urban areas are Democrat but they are far
from being similar to Northeast or CA urban areas. Austin may be the
closest but it's still occupied by a lot of Texans.


Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM

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Read an article in the newspaper this morning that claims the DFW Metroplex is 54% Hispanic and a majority of them are illegals.


I want some of what they are snorting.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (JUOKG)

272 That could get dicey, I could totally see a "New
Afrika insurgency" in the MS-AL-GA-Carolinas corridor if things started
in that direction.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (AM1GF)

Could happen - there is a deep-blue streak running straight through those states. Basically connecting all the large-ish and large cities in each state.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (77WPm)

273 We'd need access to a Pacific port.


Dignity Canal.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (fuK7c)

274 The suburbs of Dallas or Houston are more red than the suburbs of Philadelphia. But inner city Philly is no different than inner city Houston or Dallas, politically speaking.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (FiUMj)

Voting wise but there is no potential for a city riot caused by a questionable police shooting or other triggers the blue state urban areas seem to have . At least in Houston. I can't speak for Dallas.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (+bKWx)

275 Only to realize about a month (or less) later that they have no food, military, very little in the way of heavy industry, and are filled to bursting with people living off the confiscated wealth of others. Yeah, totes sustainable.
Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (77WPm)


But it's fine, you see. Because since we all know that the red states are net drains on taxpayers from blue states, they can take all that money that they're no longer spending to prop up red states and reinvest it within their own borders!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (KUaJL)

276 For those of us in blue northeastern cities, the idea of national divorce would pose quite a conundrum. If I were to defect to somewhere like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in Moscow. I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (N4xQB)

277 Voting Democrat in the 70s or 80s didn't mean you wanted communism like it does today.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (FiUMj)

278
On the Miss Nevada disqualification for being a Trumo supporter.

Google searches for Miss Nevada dont show anything about the story.

Google searches for Katie Jo Williams will NOT auto complete and the search for her complete name reveal no stories about the disqualification on the first three pages.

ONLY if you Google "Katie Jo Williams disqualification" will you find any stories about getting kicked out of the USA Pageant.



Google Fucking Sucks Ass.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:29 AM (8XRCm)

279 Dignity Canal.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (fuK7c)

Who told you its name?

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 20, 2019 10:29 AM (KUaJL)

280 Two ocean ports, our own electric grid, cattle, pig & chicken industries. Dell.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:02 AM (3oX+R)

2? Beaumont/Sabine Pass, Galveston/Houston Ship Channel, Ingleside/Corpus Christi/Port Aransas.

and don't forget millions of acres of wheat, corn, and cotton.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:29 AM (Kpl3J)

281 If you zoom in, you can see nipples.
Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (aYVBT)

I'll take your word for it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 10:29 AM (Ez6QX)

282 Read an article in the newspaper this morning that claims the DFW Metroplex is 54% Hispanic and a majority of them are illegals.


I want some of what they are snorting.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 10:27 AM (JUOKG)

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Closer to 74% would be my guess.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (FiUMj)

283 I think the better plan is to bulldoze the leftists into the pacific and atlantic and walk away with the whole fucking bag of marbles.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (9Om/r)

284 But it's fine, you see. Because since we all know
that the red states are net drains on taxpayers from blue states, they
can take all that money that they're no longer spending to prop up red
states and reinvest it within their own borders!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (KUaJL)

Heh - yeah, sure! (snark, I know)

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (77WPm)

285 I think the lefties have figured out that they are so repulsive and off-putting that if they ever seize power again like they did in 2008, they are going to have to make sure they can't be voted out again.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (xfb67)

286 It's no Rothko.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:31 AM (JVrQi)

287 285
That is correct.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 10:31 AM (7jTtI)

288 >>On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.

I prefer to think of it as leading a guerrilla movement. Think of the potential for trouble making and subversion.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

289 Virginia was blueified by the DC suburbs.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:26 AM (xfb67)

it is pretty ironic really. Virginia wanted the capital nearby so it could influence the nation. Now the capital influences Virginia. The Dems grow government and by doing so lock in electoral votes to insure it continues It is pretty clever really.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (n13/j)

290 I'm going to mention this but once, and then I'll probably get kicked off the blog. Texas is not the be all and end all. There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly, we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.


Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

291
If you meet a Hieronymus, pass

Or he's liable to kick your ass

And then paint you nude

In a picture quite rude

Giving blow jobs to a colorful wrasse!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (mIQCW)

292 277 Voting Democrat in the 70s or 80s didn't mean you wanted communism like it does today.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (FiUMj)

I am the son of a Democrat family, with deep deep Southern roots. I Always voted Democrat, without even thinking about it. Bush was the first Republican Presidential candidate I ever voted for. This was because of Gore, not because of Bush.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (bCLt0)

293 Can anyone even picture Virginia voting for an R president or even a senator these days?
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (n13/j)

Yeah, but you know what happened to Virginia was that D.C. grew so much in power that the DC suburbs took over the politics of the entire State. Virginia State Government is now D.C.'s pet.

Just like what happened in California is that once libs got over 50% and started grinding their boots into everyone's faces, everyone productive just left.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (Kpl3J)

294 We need to implement a Briar Patch strategy and get the Left to throw us out of the Union.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:23 AM (+bKWx)

The fact that the left doesn't want us to separate from them is proof that their goal is totalitarian utopianism. They're going to cure us if it kills us. I mean, if they were semi-rational, they would be like, " Get out of here, you icky deplorables!" But, they don't want any side by side comparison with the disaster they will be living without us.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (VJZgq)

295 285 I think the lefties have figured out that they are
so repulsive and off-putting that if they ever seize power again like
they did in 2008, they are going to have to make sure they can't be
voted out again.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (xfb67)

Pretty sure most of us here take that as a given. Hence, the Republic of Texas discussion. What the commies will do next time they gain power - and they will gain power again - there is no chance that I see that NOT ending in bloodshed.

Posted by: DocJ at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (77WPm)

296 I think the better plan is to bulldoze the leftists into the pacific and atlantic and walk away with the whole fucking bag of marbles.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (9Om/r)

That's my preference but I'd take anything other than this slow road to SJW / socialist hell.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (+bKWx)

297 But bro, we're the creative class. We create stuff. And we're special. So like we'll totally be fine without your deplorbale racism.
Posted by: Milenials on the coasts


I give it a month before the muzzies are running the joint, tops.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (AM1GF)

298 heard a Pat Toomey ad today on local radio.

His entire pitch was "hey! I'm not a socialist! really!"

that's your pitch?!?! you're supposed to be a Republican you idiot, and the best you can say is "I'm not Bernie Sanders-level commie"?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (Rarvo)

299 290 I'm going to mention this but once, and then I'll probably get kicked off the blog. Texas is not the be all and end all. There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly, we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.


Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (lwiT4)


Not from me, grammie. No way I see Texas as being Monolithic. Looks like it has lots of various parts.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (bCLt0)

300 Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

Actually Wisconsin was doing pretty good for a few years when you started acting like Texans. Now you're starting to act like Illinoisians and Minnesotans again, so I wonder.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (Kpl3J)

301 I think the lefties have figured out that they are so repulsive and off-putting that if they ever seize power again like they did in 2008, they are going to have to make sure they can't be voted out again.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:30 AM (xfb67)

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I think that has a lot to do with the left losing their ever loving mind.

In their mind, the election of Barrack Obama and the dispatching of W couple with holding both houses, they thought they had FINALLY vanquished conservatives and exorcised the ghost of Reagan.

They thought they had grabbed the brass ring.

They were wrong and their histrionics over regaining that power is whats driving them totally batshit crazy today.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (8XRCm)

302
I am the son of a Democrat family, with deep deep Southern roots. I Always voted Democrat, without even thinking about it.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (bCLt0)

Used to be called "Yellar Dawg" dems.

Posted by: BignJames at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (ykq7q)

303 That's my preference but I'd take anything other than this slow road to SJW / socialist hell.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (+bKWx)

THIS

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (Ez6QX)

304 276 For those of us in blue northeastern cities, the idea of national divorce would pose quite a conundrum. If I were to defect to somewhere like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in Moscow. I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (N4xQB)

Home is where you make it. You might be surprised.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (J+mig)

305 So why doesn't anyone get interested in the semi annual Vermont "we wanna secede " thingy?

Cause they seem to bring that up all the time...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (6qErC)

306 Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.

Posted by: grammie winger


Remember, my family is from next door in Minnesota.

So close...and yet so far...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (AM1GF)

307 I prefer to think of it as leading a guerrilla movement.


There you go. Texas does not have an ocean.

Vive la Resistance!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (fuK7c)

308 276 For those of us in blue northeastern cities, the idea of national divorce would pose quite a conundrum. If I were to defect to somewhere like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in Moscow. I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (N4xQB)

And they'd make sure to come up and remind you every day that it's not home.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (sm6Pk)

309 The Guy with the Funnel on His Head looks exactly how I imagine CBD looks in real life.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 10:22 AM (mIQCW)

At least it's not Ottoman Man....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (wYseH)

310 Guy in red - "I'm playing this damn thing, but I'm not liking it. And there's a bird on my head! WTF!!"

Guy in grey/tan - "Look mom, you've got to sing this stuff. Look at it!"

Old lady - "I'm not singing that crap! It was written by some left wing loon and I'm not doing it!"

Posted by: gadzooks mike at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM (UouNq)

311 For those of us in blue northeastern cities, the idea of national divorce would pose quite a conundrum. If I were to defect to somewhere like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in Moscow. I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter


Think of it as being the core of the pro-liberty insurgency. Risky, but worth it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:36 AM (AM1GF)

312 Texas is not the be all and end all"

Of course it's not. There's also...


Ummmmmm

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 10:36 AM (6qErC)

313 I Always voted Democrat, without even thinking about it.

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Thats the ONLY way one votes Democrat.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:36 AM (8XRCm)

314 At least it's not Ottoman Man....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 20, 2019 10:35 AM


That guy creeps me out.

Posted by: Triangle Man at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (ejd/p)

315 I were to defect to somewhere like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in Moscow.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter



I seriously doubt that.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (3oX+R)

316 honestly while I'd love to move to Texas, my heart is in Pennsylvania, and the state really is deep red except for certain small areas.

I'd rather divide PA into 3/4 West (good) PA and that quarter of whatever globalist nothing can be East PA.

Pittsburgh is sort of a problem for West PA but honestly those people are savable. Philly area, no.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (Rarvo)

317 I'm not going anywhere. Definitely not to a place where the state animal is a rattlesnake and the favorite activity is sweating.

Screw lefties. They aren't driving me out.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (ZLI7S)

318 263 258 I bet no one ever got their ass kicked by a guy named Hieronymus.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (xfb67)

Ever see the series " Bosch"??
Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:25 AM (bCLt0)


You forgot the ( *mic drop* )

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (JVrQi)

319 While we're dividing up turf, keep in mind the situation can be fluid. If you haven't ready Schlichter's Indian Country yet, do so. And remember, I consider that scenario optimistic.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (AM1GF)

320
The suburbs of Dallas or Houston are more red than the suburbs of
Philadelphia. But inner city Philly is no different than inner city
Houston or Dallas, politically speaking.



Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:24 AM (FiUMj)

travel the rest of PA and you will see how red and pro Trump a region can be. Texas has a lot of big cities, unlike PA. Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)

321 PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.

and Lancaster City

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:38 AM (Rarvo)

322 Virginia didn't vote Dem until Obama. "

Yet voted in Wilder post Reagan.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 10:38 AM (6qErC)

323 316 honestly while I'd love to move to Texas, my heart is in Pennsylvania, and the state really is deep red except for certain small areas.

I'd rather divide PA into 3/4 West (good) PA and that quarter of whatever globalist nothing can be East PA.

Pittsburgh is sort of a problem for West PA but honestly those people are savable. Philly area, no.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (Rarvo)

As long as Lancaster stays with the "Good" part and not the "Philly" part.

Philly can become its own country, Comcastia.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (sm6Pk)

324 And what is Texas other than a large land area. I've been to Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Midland, and Lubbock, at minimum.

They're not all the same place.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (fuK7c)

325 Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)

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You mean like Philly?

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (8XRCm)

326 Been spending a lot of time in the Lehigh Valley lately and really heartened to see how it has changed (for the better).

and honestly there's no reason it should NOT return to a manufacturing center.

in New America, West PA will have steel mills again!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (Rarvo)

327 If you meet a Hieronymus, pass
Posted by: naturalfake


**********

Bosch - a limerick

A painter named Vivienne Goosh
Was known for not grooming her tush
A tangle of funk
Full of birds, nuns and monks
Watch out for her ominous bush.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (mvenn)

328 travel the rest of PA and you will see how red and pro Trump a region can be. Texas has a lot of big cities, unlike PA. Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)

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There are no red and blue states. There are red counties and blue cities.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

329 As long as Lancaster stays with the "Good" part and not the "Philly" part.


oh yeah for sure

and chester county will have to be divided up

bucks and montco and delco are in East PA (bad)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:40 AM (Rarvo)

330 As unpalatable as it is, we ARE headed for a break up. If you think the left will moderate once they get back into power, think again.

That's why people are thinking about breaking up and how it would happen.

Because it's going to happen and staying together IS a suicide pact.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:40 AM (3oX+R)

331 324 And what is Texas other than a large land area. I've been to Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Midland, and Lubbock, at minimum.

They're not all the same place.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (fuK7c)

Well, France has a lot of geographic and cultural diversity too, but there's still a distinct entity there.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 10:40 AM (J+mig)

332 298 heard a Pat Toomey ad today on local radio.
His entire pitch was "hey! I'm not a socialist! really!"

that's your pitch?!?! you're supposed to be a Republican you idiot, and the best you can say is "I'm not Bernie Sanders-level commie"?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (Rarvo)


I'm old enough to remember when Toomey was touted as the conservative alternative to "Snarlin'"Arlen Specter.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:41 AM (JVrQi)

333 For those of us in blue northeastern cities, the idea of national
divorce would pose quite a conundrum. If I were to defect to somewhere
like Texas, I imagine a bittersweet existence akin to Kim Philby in
Moscow. I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and
culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to
remain home it would have to be as a serf.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 20, 2019 10:28 AM (N4xQB)


I'm in jersey, and as much as I like seeing the ocean, the woods, the nice north western areas, etc I don't think I would have a problem living in texas. I used to go there twice a year and it was a shitload of fun. I don't think you would be as out of place as you think.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 10:41 AM (9Om/r)

334 90 I'm going to mention this but once, and then I'll
probably get kicked off the blog. Texas is not the be all and end all.
There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly,
we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.





Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (lwiT4)





Not from me, grammie. No way I see Texas as being Monolithic. Looks like it has lots of various parts.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (bCLt0)

Texas has changed just as many other states have changed. There was a time not long ago when CA was Repub, at least the good parts. But it is kind of the law for every Texan to state it is in fact, the be all and end all. It is rule number one really.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:41 AM (n13/j)

335 How anyone can support the dems is a mystery to me. All they do is make grandiose promises, fail, and then hand out the scraps to keep people coming back.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (xfb67)

336 I don't think anyone is suggesting forcing people to move to the proposed Republic of Texas or did I miss something? It's probable though that most people are going to choose that slow road to destruction. History supports that contention.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (+bKWx)

337 298 heard a Pat Toomey ad today on local radio.

His entire pitch was "hey! I'm not a socialist! really!"

that's your pitch?!?! you're supposed to be a Republican you idiot, and the best you can say is "I'm not Bernie Sanders-level commie"?!?!
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:33 AM (Rarvo)

I've been so deep inside my own issues that I actually have no feel for how PA is trending now. For all I know the Donald has no chance here. It's getting hard to focus on politics even though I seem to be inundated with it all the time.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (RD7QR)

338 Not from me, grammie. No way I see Texas as being Monolithic. Looks like it has lots of various parts.
Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:34 AM (bCLt0)

Oh yeah, that is what has always made Texas much more like a country than a state. There are at least 5 very distinct regions, all quite different from the others, and sometimes the number is put at 7. Deep East, North Central blackland, Hill County, Rio Grande Valley, Llano Estacado, Central, and then Houston might as well be a state all on it's own - the Houston Metro population would qualify it as the 15th biggest state all by itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)

339 bucks and montco and delco are in East PA (bad)


You guys are too willing to cede the good real estate. Bucks County is pretty. And it's pretty close to 50/50 politically.

Also you need it if you ever want to murder Hessians in Trenton on Christmas again.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (fuK7c)

340 There are no red and blue states. There are red counties and blue cities.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)
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True. Although my county, which was once bright red, is sadly now blue. But look at one of those electoral maps that break it down by precinct and it's instructive.

My husband and I had dinner two nights ago with friends from New Jersey. Big Trump fans. Their county is red.

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 10:42 AM (aXucN)

341 " Been spending a lot of time in the Lehigh Valley lately and really heartened to see how it has changed (for the better). "

Grew up in Allentown.

Family still remains there.

Sounds like the undocumented alien population has increased tremendously in recent years.

As well as, oddly enough, violent crime.

But a return to the era of mack Trucks, and textile mills would not be a bad thing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (cqNba)

342 Other than CA, I've generally noticed liberals have no allegiance to states. For example they love being from Seattle, but WA is meh. Same with Portland and Oregon.

On the other hand conservatives have an allegiance to their state.

Just my observations.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (FiUMj)

343 There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly, we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.

Can you give me a list of those places?
Asking for a friend

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (P4Pk9)

344 As long as the partition is going on, how about you all do something about Chicagadishu? Without it the rest of the state is solid red.

Posted by: Lincoln was a tard at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (vqIkG)

345 311

Think of it as being the core of the pro-liberty insurgency. Risky, but worth it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:36 AM (AM1GF)

Akin to WWII European resistance fighters? I'm going to need more ammo.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (N39Ws)

346 "Sounds like the undocumented alien population has increased tremendously in recent years. "

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This can be said of virtually every city/town in America.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (FiUMj)

347 But bro, we're the creative class. We create stuff. And we're special. So like we'll totally be fine without your deplorbale racism.
Posted by: Milenials on the coasts


I give it a month before the muzzies are running the joint, tops.


Yeah, and everyone will have to be super careful on their walk/drive to work, since they'll be dropping gays off buildings like people throw rice at weddings. But hey, all cultures are beautiful, except those created by white men.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (AkkRZ)

348
That's why people are thinking about breaking up and how it would happen.


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Its going to require a trigger. Something to cascade past the point of no return.

British troops marching on Lexignton and Concord. Firing on Ft Sumter. The sinking of the Maine. Pearl Harbor.

I dont know what its going to take, but it will be a surprise and shit will spiral out of control.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

349 There are no red and blue states. There are red counties and blue cities.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

100% true where jersey is concerned. Its a sea of red with a few deep blue cancerous tumors called cities.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 10:44 AM (9Om/r)

350 316 honestly while I'd love to move to Texas, my heart is in Pennsylvania
Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (Rarvo)

I wish I had someplace I felt like that about.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 10:44 AM (Ez6QX)

351 328 travel the rest of PA and you will see how red and pro Trump a region can be. Texas has a lot of big cities, unlike PA. Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)

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There are no red and blue states. There are red counties and blue cities.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

Yes. Which is why I think any national divorce would be on the Medieval Italian city-state model rather than the US Civil War model. Pro-Tip: The Italian Wars were nasty, bloody, and protracted.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:45 AM (RD7QR)

352 >>I don't think anyone is suggesting forcing people to move to the proposed Republic of Texas or did I miss something? It's probable though that most people are going to choose that slow road to destruction. History supports that contention.


Or we could just win. While there seems to be a majority view here that we are doomed to lose to this latest collection of freaks and whack jobs I don't share the gloom.

Trump is going to win next year and after another 5 years of reshaping the courts, the economy and to a large degree the culture I see the left on the decline.

Running away from trouble never solved anything and if you think you can live in a walled off world without leftism history has a few lessons on that too.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 20, 2019 10:45 AM (ZLI7S)

353 hmm yes Bucks is pretty, ok we can split it in two like Chester County!

and YES the lehigh valley (and a lot of western PA) was purposely seeded with many many illegals during Barry's reign.

it's a problem, but I think still fixable. cut off some aid and it fixes itself. the cold weather alone can fix it down the road, honestly.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:45 AM (Rarvo)

354 On the other hand conservatives have an allegiance to their state.


Yeah, I don't know. I'm in MI, and this place has been a mess since 2001. Plus, new Governor Abortion Barbie wants a 45 cent a gallon gas tax. Which will probably put gas here-- a place with NO mass transportion-- as one of the highest in the nation. Unions plus democrats makes me less than loyal.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 10:46 AM (AkkRZ)

355 On the other hand conservatives have an allegiance to their state.

Just my observations.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (FiUMj)

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Psychologically oriented that way because we view our country as a Republic.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:46 AM (8XRCm)

356 I also love the way the Palestine Authority banned LGBTQ+%#@WTF! activity at the same time the "I Keel You" Caucus was pulling their little stunt.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 20, 2019 10:46 AM (xfb67)

357 So Lieawatha was at a rally at a College in Minn. and drew 12 thousand?I know Colleges are commie, but what Youguns would want to hear that shrill old Biddy? Was there a concert before she ranted, I mean spoke?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 20, 2019 10:46 AM (O2RFr)

358 "This can be said of virtually every city/town in America."

Maybe it is more noticeable in the LV area, I don't know.

But...I still think that a federal law requiring that any news reports of crimes, where an individual is identified as a suspect, their citizenship status be included in the information in the article would be a good thing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (cqNba)

359 Pro-Tip: The Italian Wars were nasty, bloody, and protracted.


Driving through Italy kind of soured me on castles. Oh, there's a castle, pretty! There's another castle!

After fifteen castles you realize that they're there because this hill has been at war with that hill for the last 800 years.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

360 351 328 travel the rest of PA and you will see how red and pro Trump a region can be. Texas has a lot of big cities, unlike PA. Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.
Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)

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There are no red and blue states. There are red counties and blue cities.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (FiUMj)

Yes. Which is why I think any national divorce would be on the Medieval Italian city-state model rather than the US Civil War model. Pro-Tip: The Italian Wars were nasty, bloody, and protracted.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:45 AM (RD7QR)

I believe all of you have nailed it. The cities are the cancer. " Breaking up" the country would be not on State lines, but on urban versus rural. Cannot see that succeeding in any way.

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (bCLt0)

361 343 There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly,
we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.

Can you give me a list of those places?

Asking for a friend
Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (P4Pk9)


Well, there is Hungary, which has:

--Hungarians
--an explicitly declared Christian government
--very tight on immigration, particularly from the Mideast
--no terrorism problem
--removed women and gender studies programs from state universities for being (and this is an exact quote) 'complete wastes of time.'

Advantage: Hungary.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (JVrQi)

362 http://bit.ly/2KX7b9O
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Did Russian Billionaire Deripaska Agree to Work with Deep State in Return for a Paul Manafort Indictment? GP

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (BqBId)

363 Good fight! Popeye's picks a fight with Chick-fil-A and Wendy's ends it.

https://bit.ly/33JqyeY

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (ouEM/)

364 355 On the other hand conservatives have an allegiance to their state.

Just my observations.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:43 AM (FiUMj)

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Psychologically oriented that way because we view our country as a Republic.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:46 AM (8XRCm)

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That makes sense. Libs only care about their own little world, not giving a fuck about anything more than 10 miles from where they live.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (FiUMj)

365 Texas does not have an ocean.


What the hell did the Sloop New Dawn sink in, then?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (8ZmvG)

366 Pennsylvania must be a great state to be from.

I met more people from PA when in the Navy than any other state.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (mIQCW)

367
Yes. Which is why I think any national divorce would be on the Medieval Italian city-state model rather than the US Civil War model. Pro-Tip: The Italian Wars were nasty, bloody, and protracted.
Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:45 AM (RD7QR)


But good for business!

Posted by: John Hawkwood at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (wCmLp)

368 Its going to require a trigger. Something to cascade past the point of no return.

British troops marching on Lexignton and Concord. Firing on Ft Sumter. The sinking of the Maine. Pearl Harbor.

I dont know what its going to take, but it will be a surprise and shit will spiral out of control.
Posted by: fixerupper


Removing or trying to remove any part of the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (3oX+R)

369 I'd be on my ideological side's turf, but geographically and culturally it would never be home. On the other hand, if I were to remain home it would have to be as a serf.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter

Think of it as being the core of the pro-liberty insurgency. Risky, but worth it.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, just so at August 20, 2019 10:36 AM (AM1GF)

When you think about it, it's the same choice the Scots had to make after Culloden, and the flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (Kpl3J)

370 Pennsylvania must be a great state to be from

it's a good scale

has a lot of pretty features

if you drive about an hour and a half northwest of Phily you will be back in time to 1956 (in a really good way)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (Rarvo)

371 I love Hieronymus Bosch very much.

Thanks CBD

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (bcbK8)

372 I'm going to mention this but once, and then I'll
probably get kicked off the blog. Texas is not the be all and end all.
There is a whole nuther bunch of nice red places to live, where frankly,
we don't constantly tell people that we are the be all and end all.





Fire away. I'll be in the lutefisk aisle.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 20, 2019 10:32 AM (lwiT4)


I think it's less about the "redness" of texas or how good it is to live there vs other parts of the country and more an expression that of the places which are sufficiently red and good to live, Texas is the only one which has the logistic capability to make a run at actually functioning independently as a country, and thus makes it an attractive potential destination for those of us who aren't lucky enough to live somewhere that isn't red or good to live right now.

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (KUaJL)

373

Libs only care about their own little world, not giving a fuck about anything more than 10 miles from where they live.

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.... or, as I like to call it..... the Banana Shits Guy Paradigm.....

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (8XRCm)

374
Well, there is Hungary, which has:

--Hungarians
--an explicitly declared Christian government
--very tight on immigration, particularly from the Mideast
--no terrorism problem
--removed
women and gender studies programs from state universities for being
(and this is an exact quote) 'complete wastes of time.'

Advantage: Hungary.


You can replace the word "Hungary" with "Poland" as well.

Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (AkkRZ)

375 Problem is libs don't want a divorce. They want us dead.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (FiUMj)

376 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was awesome. Just watched it last night. Fantastic film.

Posted by: ... at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (tJ655)

377 "Removing or trying to remove any part of the Bill of Rights."

That might trigger some of us.

But after years on indoctrination in our public education systems, most folk would sleep right through that little event.

Unless the Amendment that grants unrestricted access to free abortions and birth control were being messed with.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (cqNba)

378 Its going to require a trigger. Something to cascade past the point of no return.



British troops marching on Lexignton and Concord. Firing on Ft Sumter. The sinking of the Maine. Pearl Harbor.



I dont know what its going to take, but it will be a surprise and shit will spiral out of control.

Posted by: fixerupper





Removing or trying to remove any part of the Bill of Rights.


Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM

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The trigger may be Trump winning again next year. The wife and I were both talking yesterday about how lucky we are that no one has taken a shot at him yet. That most likely will not be the case if he wins next year.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 10:51 AM (JUOKG)

379 Hey! Autocucumber is trying to civilize me! Changed "Food fight" to "Good fight". Yeah, well, better people than Autocuchmber have tried but none has succeeded yet!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 10:51 AM (ouEM/)

380 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was awesome. Just watched it last night. Fantastic film.


Oh, tell us what you think. I've seen it three times.

We have nine minutes until the Dildo stomps himself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (fuK7c)

381 PA is a nice state. Filthadelphia and Pittsburgh do their best to fuck it up, though.

Posted by: Me Aspirin Factory at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (h2nXF)

382 Blue cities should be allowed to break off and form their own states: NYC, LA, Denver, etc. Give them self-governance and independent representation in Congress, while leaving the rural parts of the states to run their own affairs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (wCmLp)

383 376 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was awesome. Just watched it last night. Fantastic film.
Posted by: ... at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (tJ655)

Endorsed

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (bcbK8)

384 OT:

I'm in the very beginning stages of conceiving of a new book. Generational epic. Hopefully set in America, though I'm open to setting it elsewhere.

Anyway, I need a series of conflicts that fall a certain way. The main character needs to be present at a battle that goes pear shaped real bad so he can be praised for countervailing views before the battle. Is the praise undeserved? He certainly seems to think so.

He goes home during either winter quarters or a complete cessation of hostilities where he becomes some sort of weak leader of a splintered family. He then is called back into war some time later. The factions of the family back home hope that the conflict weakens his position in the family, but he succeeds in battle brilliantly, returning back home with laurels, increased power within the family, but an embittered enemy within the family.

I'd also like it if the main character was a couple of generations removed from another major American conflict that could operate as some sort of source of conflict within the family that's lasted for decades.

I was hoping to use World War I, but it looks like American never lost a battle, though my quick Wikipedia research could be wrong. Also, there's no major conflict immediately preceding it that would fit (the Mexican Revolution almost fit, but the only major loss involved the Buffalo Soldiers, which doesn't really fit). I wanted to avoid the Civil War for reasons I can't explain, but it looks like if I pursue this idea, it'll be the Civil War.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (iikV8)

385 Any state could be a country on its own. I mean it's not like a breakaway state would live in isolation from the world. You could still trade with other states/countries to get things you can't produce yourself.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (FiUMj)

386 359 Pro-Tip: The Italian Wars were nasty, bloody, and protracted.


Driving through Italy kind of soured me on castles. Oh, there's a castle, pretty! There's another castle!

After fifteen castles you realize that they're there because this hill has been at war with that hill for the last 800 years.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

Precisely. Hill A was Ghibbiline, Hill B was Guelph, they fought for awhile, then the French or the Emperor came and ravaged the countryside, then they left, then Hill A (Ghibbiline) went back to trading raids with Hill B (Guelph). This can go on for a long, long time.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (RD7QR)

387 That concert looks awful, quite honestly.

Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (tH5fk)

388
You can replace the word "Hungary" with "Poland" as well.
Posted by: shibumi, future Ohio dental floss tycoon at August 20, 2019 10:50 AM (AkkRZ)

I don't speak Hungarian (it's not even Indo-European!) and I don't speak Polish either. And I don't feel like learning them at this late date.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (Kpl3J)

389 Re-arranging the deck chairs of the Titanic, are we ?

Posted by: chango butt at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (B+t5k)

390 Removing or trying to remove any part of the Bill of Rights.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (3oX+R)

----

That by itself wont be the trigger.

But... an enforcement act might.

Like.... we're going to ban assault rifles. Really??? well Fuck You Too President Warren. Just another social skirmish.

But..... we're going to ban assault rifles and Im authorizing the BATFE to go door to door and take them.

Yeah..... THAT'S Ft Sumter....

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (8XRCm)

391 Hey Mark! You have email.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

392 Pennsylvania must be a great state to be from

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (Rarvo)

Isn't that a Dr. Samuel Johnson quote? Or, maybe it was Scotland?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (VJZgq)

393 Or we could just win. While there seems to be a majority view here that we are doomed to lose to this latest collection of freaks and whack jobs I don't share the gloom.

Trump is going to win next year and after another 5 years of reshaping the courts, the economy and to a large degree the culture I see the left on the decline.

Running away from trouble never solved anything and if you think you can live in a walled off world without leftism history has a few lessons on that too.
Posted by: JackStraw



You honestly think we can win the presidency an senate for the next 50 years without fail? How deep do you think our bench is? Who fights like Trump next?

You ARE high.

All that shit you see Trump doing, can AND will be undone by the next lefty president and congress.

And they will make sure they are never out of power after that.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (3oX+R)

394 I speak Hungrian.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

395 Re-arranging the deck chairs of the Titanic, are we ?
Posted by: chango butt at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (B+t5k)

----

The USS Arizona is a better metaphor.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (8XRCm)

396 394 I speak Hungrian.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

And I know a little German. He's sitting right over there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:54 AM (bcbK8)

397 @362

The indicitments of Manefort were literally lifted from a previously investigated and closed FBI case.

Coincidentally it was Robert Mueller who closed the previous case.

Whatever role Deripaska had was not very significant.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 20, 2019 10:54 AM (Oh0hr)

398 I speak Hungrian.
Posted by: Insomniac



I like Little Shop Around The Corner.

But that was in English.

Posted by: eleven at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (tH5fk)

399 All that shit you see Trump doing, can AND will be undone by the next lefty president and congress.

And they will make sure they are never out of power after that.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (3oX+R)

___

Yep. A few EOs and it will be like Trump never existed. I could literally see the next president officially removing the name Trump from all official documents, 1984 style. And John Roberts would be all cool with it, cuz, RACIST or some shit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (FiUMj)

400 396 394 I speak Hungrian.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

And I know a little German. He's sitting right over there.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:54 AM (bcbK

========

*stands up, waves with both hands*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (iikV8)

401 Kamala blew it! Yeah, I know. Old news. But her polls are terrible.

New polling out from CNN shows that Sen. Kamala Harris had dropped 12 points from 17% to 5% since June when she smacked elderly frontrunner Joe Biden around over his past opposition to bussing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (ouEM/)

402 11 Ergot...in his cereal.

Ergot cogito zzzoom.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 20, 2019 10:56 AM (e5/cJ)

403 378
The trigger may be Trump winning again next year.
The wife and I were both talking yesterday about how lucky we are that
no one has taken a shot at him yet. That most likely will not be the
case if he wins next year.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 10:51 AM (JUOKG)

2020 could be ugly if Trump wins or loses. If Trump wins (and projecting on how things look now it will be bigly) the left will lose their collective minds and there could be uprisings.OTOH, if the Dems win -with one of the current candidates -- there will be a lurch so hard to the left it will break necks. And there will be retribution for PDT's four years as POTUS.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 10:56 AM (N39Ws)

404 366 Pennsylvania must be a great state to be from.

I met more people from PA when in the Navy than any other state.


Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 10:48 AM (mIQCW)

I hope Joe Sestak wasn't one of them. Every Navy person I know who crossed paths with him said he was the biggest asshole they've ever met. And apparently he's running for president now or something.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (N4xQB)

405 New polling out from CNN shows that Sen. Kamala Harris had dropped 12 points from 17% to 5% since June

___

Have you noticed a pattern yet? Every month one of the clowns has a surge then is forgotten the next month. First it was Beto, then Buttplug then Harris. Now it's Warren's turn.

It's all moot anyway. Biden will be the nominee.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (FiUMj)

406 New polling out from CNN shows that Sen. Kamala Harris had dropped 12 points from 17% to 5% since June when she smacked elderly frontrunner Joe Biden around over his past opposition to bussing.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (ouEM/)

-------

I think Tulsi Gabbards cutting her ears off and stuffing them down her throat have more to do with her poll erosion.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (8XRCm)

407 @393

When the Donks win the House, Senate and Presidency again, they shit can the filibuster and let their freak flags fly and enact their agenda and all the GOP will do is sit there and whine.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (Oh0hr)

408 391 Hey Mark! You have email.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

Yep, working on reply now

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (bcbK8)

409 And I know a little German. He's sitting right over there.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:54 AM (bcbK


Watched that movie when my brother was visiting a couple of weeks ago. It was a funny gag in a very hit-or-miss movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (JVrQi)

410 399
And John Roberts would be all cool with it, cuz, RACIST or some shit.





Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 10:55 AM (FiUMj)

Well, he does have to save the institution known as SCOTUS. </snark>

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (N39Ws)

411 Ergot.... the third listed ingredient in Kaboom!! This explains SO much.......

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (bCLt0)

412 After fifteen castles you realize that they're there because this hill has been at war with that hill for the last 800 years.

And then they invented the cannon...........

Posted by: dagny at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (nRWPy)

413 All that shit you see Trump doing, can AND will be undone by the next lefty president and congress.

And they will make sure they are never out of power after that.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (3oX+R)
--------

So what do you want to do, just give up now? C'mon, rick! I don't think anyone - even JackStraw at his, er, loftiest - thinks that conservatives can stay in power forever. But neither can liberals.

Remember who was supposed to win the 2016 election?

Posted by: bluebell at August 20, 2019 10:58 AM (aXucN)

414 I was hoping to use World War I, but it looks like American never lost a battle, though my quick Wikipedia research could be wrong. Also, there's no major conflict immediately preceding it that would fit (the Mexican Revolution almost fit, but the only major loss involved the Buffalo Soldiers, which doesn't really fit). I wanted to avoid the Civil War for reasons I can't explain, but it looks like if I pursue this idea, it'll be the Civil War.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 10:52 AM (iikV

It happened on both sides over and over in the Civil War. There were some monumental fuck-ups in WW2 that got glossed over, especially in the Italian Campaign. I read some time ago about a place called the Hurtgen Forest, on the German Border, in the fall of 1944. It eventually was overshadowed and forgotten because of the Battle of the Bulge that followed, but the American command wasted a huge number of troops and resources there and accomplished nothing at all for 3 full months.

The American experience in WW1 was really quite short.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:58 AM (Kpl3J)

415 407
@393



When the Donks win the House, Senate and Presidency again, they shit
can the filibuster and let their freak flags fly and enact their agenda
and all the GOP will do is sit there and whine.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (Oh0hr)
All the GOP does is sit and whine. It is called what day of the week that ends with "Y".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 10:58 AM (N39Ws)

416 2020 Colorado Democratic Primary:

Sanders 26%
Biden 25%
Warren 20%
Harris 13%
Buttigieg 5%
Yang 4%
Booker 2%
Gabbard 1%
Bennet 1%
O'Rourke 1%

Posted by: Ha at August 20, 2019 10:58 AM (MAstk)

417 Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (3oX+R)

It's been one step forward , two steps back for the last century. We get appeased by the one step and the two steps slips right pass us.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 10:59 AM (+bKWx)

418 Virginia didn't vote Dem until Obama. "



Yet voted in Wilder post Reagan.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 10:38 AM (6qErC)

I would take Wilder over most Dems today. Ok, check that, all Dems. I will have to look into Wilder again to be sure but my recollection is he was right of these people.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:59 AM (n13/j)

419 "I hope Joe Sestak wasn't one of them. Every Navy person I know who crossed paths with him said he was the biggest asshole they've ever met. "

You can add me to the list as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 20, 2019 10:59 AM (cqNba)

420 >>You honestly think we can win the presidency an senate for the next 50 years without fail? How deep do you think our bench is? Who fights like Trump next?

>>You ARE high.

>>All that shit you see Trump doing, can AND will be undone by the next lefty president and congress.

>>And they will make sure they are never out of power after that.

No, I never said we are going to win every battle. But we are winning more than we are losing these days.

The most profound and at the same time most overlooked thing that has happened over the last 2 1/2 years is a reshaping of the courts from the SC on down. This has been the single biggest weapon the left has had for the last 50+ years and it is being taken away from them. No more writing laws from the bench when they couldn't get them through Congress.

If Trump can be successful in stopping or at least dramatically slowing the influx of 3rd worlders through illegal immigration and get us back on the track of merit based immigration, people coming here because they want to be Americans and want to assimilate, another huge weapon of the left gets removed.

And no, I don't buy that the left will find some magical way to insure they are never out of power. Their move to the extreme left is not a recipe for electoral success outside of deep blue pockets of the country.

Quitting is not an option. I'd rather beat them. And we are right now and if we don't go all wobbly we will continue to beat them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 20, 2019 11:00 AM (ZLI7S)

421 #New #National
@CNN
Poll (8/15-1:

Biden 29%
Sanders 15%
Warren 14%
Buttigieg 5%
Harris 5%
O'Rourke 3%
Booker 2%
Castro 2%
Gabbard 2%

Posted by: Ha at August 20, 2019 11:00 AM (MAstk)

422 Weirdest painting yet.
What does the music score say?
Any known tune?

Posted by: The Man from Athens at August 20, 2019 11:00 AM (QMwOT)

423 409 And I know a little German. He's sitting right over there.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 10:54 AM (bcbK

Watched that movie when my brother was visiting a couple of weeks ago. It was a funny gag in a very hit-or-miss movie.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM (JVrQi)

I like Top Secret because the gags fly so fast that if one lands, the next one comes along pretty quickly.

Also the movie is very deadpan, the winking at the camera is very direct rather than camp.

But I'm just immature enough to enjoy almost all of it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (bcbK8)

424 I, on the other hand, have experienced zero pole erosion.

Posted by: zombie strom thurmond at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (ppBhU)

425 420
Quitting is not an option. I'd rather beat them MERCILESSLY. And
we are right now and if we don't go all wobbly we will continue to beat
them.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 20, 2019 11:00 AM (ZLI7S)
FIFY.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (N39Ws)

426

The comment about the motor oil funnel prompted a question--where and when did the use of a funnel to aid pouring originate?

I recall reading about the experimentation done regarding the proper contour for drip free pouring in thousands of containers but don't recall anything about funnels.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (KATBx)

427 The American experience in WW1 was really quite short.

But decicisive. Not on the battlefield, (although yay Belleau Woods) but by the numbers. I think we got 1.5 mm men over there, but we had set up a conveyor belt to deliver 500,000 fresh soldiers a month for basically ever.

The Bosh saw that and knew the jig was up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 11:02 AM (fuK7c)

428 CBD is up

Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 11:02 AM (d7Ww2)

429 421
#New #National

@CNN

Poll (8/15-1:



Biden 29%

Sanders 15%

Warren 14%

Buttigieg 5%

Harris 5%

O'Rourke 3%

Booker 2%

Castro 2%

Gabbard 2%

Posted by: Ha at August 20, 2019 11:00 AM (MAstk)
The big tell will be who the nominee chooses for the VP slot. Since Biden and Sanders aren't spring chickens, the #2 spot is critical. Neither will pick each other -- too male. Too white. Too old.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 20, 2019 11:03 AM (N39Ws)

430 @415

You speak truths.


The GOP has largely become an illigitimate political party, that's been the case since they stabbed Newt in the back and forced him out.


They pretty much have no agenda other than pointless wars, lower corporate tax rates and H1bS and getting as many immigrants into this country as quickly as possible.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 20, 2019 11:03 AM (Oh0hr)

431 Biden will be the nominee for the DemonRats. The media and the bureaucracy will get together and do everything in their power to drag him across the finish line, including massive voter fraud. And if he wins, he will reign but not rule; and we will not like the person who actually rules.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at August 20, 2019 11:03 AM (RD7QR)

432 Hell PA even has almost red cities like Scranton.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 10:37 AM (n13/j)



----



You mean like Philly?

Posted by: fixerupper at August 20, 2019 10:39 AM (8XRCm)

uhh. no. I mean like the places i mentioned. There are others such as York, Wilkes Barre etc. The point is PA is deep red sans philly and pittsburgh. Too bad so many former sure fire red states are wavering. I am not saying all is well in PA as that is not the case. The cities are growing and few states are getting redder. But PA was one of the essential few that flipped last presidential election. And if you travel outside the cities you will still see the Trump signs. Many of these signs are put up on hardwood and are their for the duration. I saw it myself many times.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 11:03 AM (n13/j)

433 All that shit you see Trump doing, can AND will be undone by the next lefty president and congress.

And they will make sure they are never out of power after that.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (3oX+R)

The only thing that prevents that scenario is if the Democratic Party fractures along opportunist (I can't quite call them realist or pragmatic) vs. utopian lines.

One, the old core that has been inching down the field for a century, the other the radical zealots that are being driven mad by the sight of the end zone and Want It Now.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at August 20, 2019 11:04 AM (J+mig)

434 The Bosh saw that and knew the jig was up.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 11:02 AM (fuK7c)

and they also realized he was no Eunuch!!! ba-dumb tcha!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 11:04 AM (Kpl3J)

435 The comment about the motor oil funnel prompted a question--where and when did the use of a funnel to aid pouring originate?

--

I heard rumors that when the Titanic was secretly raised to get the gold and uranium stored inside, they poured out the water through the funnels, that would have been a long time ago.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 20, 2019 11:04 AM (YslsA)

436 384
I'm in the very beginning stages of conceiving of a new book.
Generational epic. Hopefully set in America, though I'm open to setting
it elsewhere.

I was hoping to use World War I, but it looks like American never
lost a battle, though my quick Wikipedia research could be wrong. Also,
there's no major conflict immediately preceding it that would fit ...


well, there's always the great martian uprising of 2564. remember the musk!

Posted by: Anachronda at August 20, 2019 11:05 AM (sGtp+)

437 The Bosh saw that and knew the jig was up.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics welcome at e-mail in nic at August 20, 2019 11:02 AM (fuK7c)


Did you say "Bosch"?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 11:05 AM (JVrQi)

438 The comment about the motor oil funnel prompted a question--where and when did the use of a funnel to aid pouring originate?

I
recall reading about the experimentation done regarding the proper
contour for drip free pouring in thousands of containers but don't
recall anything about funnels.


Posted by: irongrampa at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (KATBx)


Probably with the alchemists.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at August 20, 2019 11:06 AM (9Om/r)

439 Pennsylvania must be a great state to be from



Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 10:49 AM (Rarvo)



Isn't that a Dr. Samuel Johnson quote? Or, maybe it was Scotland?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at August 20, 2019 10:53 AM (VJZgq)

he liked London.

Posted by: Quint at August 20, 2019 11:06 AM (n13/j)

440 Hurtgen Forest was, as Tom noted, very very bad. Futile, and poorly executed. Even with the vast improvement [via the hard teacher of experience] in American military competence over the previous 2+ years, it was still possible for our command to bungle things. But the silly historically illiterate notion of wars as nearly instant, easy, smooth operations, free of trial and error, that developed after Vietnam [paradoxically], couldn't even comprehend the reality of WWII.



Posted by: rhomboid at August 20, 2019 11:06 AM (QDnY+)

441 So what do you want to do, just give up now? C'mon, rick! I don't think anyone - even JackStraw at his, er, loftiest - thinks that conservatives can stay in power forever. But neither can liberals.

Remember who was supposed to win the 2016 election?
Posted by: bluebell


I'm not giving up.
But if you think the left will play by the rules once they get back into power, then you've stolen some of JackStraw's stash.

Think 1984. (Orwell, not the year)
And Fahrenheit 451. And 1939, yes, the year.
All rolled into one.

The left is doing it now with deplatforming. Wait until it's legal an Dem party encouraged.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 11:06 AM (3oX+R)

442 414 It happened on both sides over and over in the Civil War. There were some monumental fuck-ups in WW2 that got glossed over, especially in the Italian Campaign. I read some time ago about a place called the Hurtgen Forest, on the German Border, in the fall of 1944. It eventually was overshadowed and forgotten because of the Battle of the Bulge that followed, but the American command wasted a huge number of troops and resources there and accomplished nothing at all for 3 full months.

The American experience in WW1 was really quite short.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 10:58 AM (Kpl3J)

==========

I'm hoping for a late 19th or early 20th century feel to the stuff at home. No telephones, that sort of thing, so I'm blocking out World War II.

World War I's briefness could have worked, especially if it was limited to that second conflict where the main character has wild successes, but there doesn't seem to be anything before it that would fit a loss.

And yeah, the Civil War is so big, long, and rich that it would easily fit. I don't really know why I'm resistant to using it, but I am.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Black Mamba at August 20, 2019 11:07 AM (iikV8)

443 "I heard rumors that when the Titanic was secretly raised to get the gold and uranium stored inside, they poured out the water through the funnels, that would have been a long time ago."

That's not how this works.

That's not how any of this works.


Posted by: Klive Kussler at August 20, 2019 11:07 AM (cqNba)

444 I like Top Secret because the gags fly so fast that if one lands, the next one comes along pretty quickly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 11:01 AM (bcbK


Some of the gags went on too long. Like the opening "surf/skeet" musical number. That would've been a good 30-second gag but they managed to drag it out for 5 minutes and it went from funny to boring.

On the other hand, the sight gags, like the "little German" and the scene with the giant telephone in the foreground, were hilarious

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at August 20, 2019 11:09 AM (JVrQi)

445 If Trump can be successful in stopping or at least dramatically slowing the influx of 3rd worlders through illegal immigration and get us back on the track of merit based immigration, people coming here because they want to be Americans and want to assimilate, another huge weapon of the left gets removed.
.
Posted by: JackStraw


And the next dem president and congress reverses that in an EO then codifies it into law.

Were you sleeping the 8 years of Barky?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 11:09 AM (3oX+R)

446 When the Donks win the House, Senate and Presidency
again, they shit can the filibuster and let their freak flags fly and
enact their agenda and all the GOP will do is sit there and whine.



Posted by: Radical Centrist at August 20, 2019 10:57 AM

---

Uh what would you expect them to do if they don't have control of the House, the Senate or the Presidency?

Whine is pretty much all they could do.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 11:10 AM (JUOKG)

447 And no, I don't buy that the left will find some magical way to insure they are never out of power. Their move to the extreme left is not a recipe for electoral success outside of deep blue pockets of the country.

Posted by: JackStraw


Next time in they cement voter fraud.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 11:10 AM (3oX+R)

448 Quitting is not an option. I'd rather beat them. And we are right now and if we don't go all wobbly we will continue to beat them.
Posted by: JackStraw


What's our bench look like past 2024?

Who has enough fuck you money that they won't be beholden to the GOPe? That they won't fold like a cheap suit?

Pence?

Red flag law Crenshaw?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 20, 2019 11:12 AM (3oX+R)

449 Babylon Bee says MOOT will be the demo candidate with HOOPLE as V.P.

Posted by: saf at August 20, 2019 11:37 AM (5IHGB)

450 Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has resigned from NRA's Board of Directors. This is the fifth resignation this month.

https://tinyurl.com/yxdrvcjj

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 20, 2019 11:50 AM (hjaPQ)

451 The incredible Oedipal edible egg.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at August 20, 2019 12:27 PM (o7l6R)

452 Marianne Williamson has unveiled her new Department of Peace logo:

https://bit.ly/2Mv5cwn

But woker than thou Brianna Wu doesn't approve.

100 percent for the idea of a Department of Peace.

But I think making this logo pink sends unhelpful gendered messages. It makes peace seem like a feminine idea, when it' s an interest irrespective of gender.

I think green would be a better color. Growth. Nature. Positivity.

- Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) August 19, 2019

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 01:54 PM (+y/Ru)

453 Sgt Peppers Loney Heart Club Band

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at August 20, 2019 05:25 PM (wGqjj)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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