Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

Goya Madhouse.jpg

The Yard Of A Madhouse
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes


Goya’s career was slow in taking off until he married the sister of a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His new brother-in-law got him a job and commissions, including some that would decorate the royal palaces. These works eventually got him noticed by the king and would lead to his rise as a court painter in 1789, and as First Court Painter to Charles IV in 1799.

Around 1794, Goya’s suffered an illness that left him completely deaf. His work became moody and introspective as a result. Among these was “Yard of the Madhouse.” He describes it in a letter as something he witnessed personally that affected him. He was acutely aware of the painting’s disturbing imagery and that people might not like it. He didn’t seem to care if anyone ever saw it or not.

“Yard of the Madhouse” is a dark work and probably my favorite Goya. It is a long, thin, vertical work with almost nothing going on in the top half. The top of the arch in the background is about the half-way point of the composition. Above this is quiet, but ominous. There’s a large wedge of empty blue sky and then two large, brown/grey walls that come together at a corner. This effect creates a bright blue arrow that drives my eye down to the lower half of the work and keeps it there, but its moody stillness does nothing to ready us for the chaos at the bottom.

The bottom of the painting is a mass of writhing, yelling forms. In the center are two grappling figures. Their muscles ripple with effort as they try to thrash the other. Meanwhile, a hospital staff member whips them. The violence of the whipping can be seen in the arc of the rod, but the two do not feel it. This scene reminds me of a dog fight I once witnessed. The viciousness of the fight was terrifying to watch and very difficult to break up. Nothing seemed to work. Only brute strength finally tore the dogs apart, but some of us were seriously hurt doing so.

In this painting, I think Goya may be using the classical nude against itself. The Classical Era was believed to be the absolute Golden Age of human civilization. Its ideals became one of the foundations of Western culture, and art would adopt the older era’s themes and motifs. By making the central lunatics nude, Goya may be criticizing the contemporary idealization of Man and Human Reason, instead showing humanity as he saw it. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the central figures are the only nudes, and that they are the most violent figures in the work. Physically, these figures are ideal male specimens, but their mind, what made them human, is gone. The ideal is shattered like their minds.

In the painting, the rest of the inmates react to the fight. They panic, scream, hoot, run around and flip out — it’s bedlam… except for one figure.

The figure in the lower right foreground, for me, lifts this painting to greatness. I cannot stop looking at him. He just sits there. Smiling. At me. The smile is a big, toothy grin. He’s probably giggling too. Everyone else is immersed in the fight; he, alone, is not. He is reacting to my presence. Now go back to the walls in the upper half of the painting. There are only two. The other two are behind me… meaning I am in the yard of the madhouse with the lunatics, and there is no barrier between me and them. Back in the day, asylums were tourist attractions, like zoos for crazy people. Goya may have went on such a tour to have witnessed this scene and this figure watched the tourist go by, and just smiled.

Goya had a fear of going insane and like many other Romantics of his era, explored the relationship between sanity and insanity. In a society that celebrated the achievements of human reason, ability, and ingenuity, the Romantics were fascinated by the deception of human ability and the dark areas of the mind and human nature. Goya would go back to this theme several times during his career. After the fallout of the Napoleonic Wars, he would withdraw from court and society all-together, create his “Black Paintings” that were intended for his eyes only, and die a near-recluse just outside Madrid.

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1
Looks like America, 2020.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 30, 2020 09:31 AM (s2VJv)

2 crazy

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 09:31 AM (UWqZJ)

3 Democrat brainstorming session

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 30, 2020 09:31 AM (YxRHs)

4 Dem voters.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 30, 2020 09:32 AM (9Om/r)

5 Artist depiction of the Morning Report.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 09:33 AM (ZLI7S)

6 There's always a lot of depth in Goya's paintings.

Posted by: runner at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (hbjKv)

7 The prison pit is kind of an odd choice for a painting subject, but it's Goya. I feel fortunate it isn't completely dark.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (NVYyb)

8 Definitely would not hang this.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (wiXsO)

9 Kris, have to run some errands but will read the thread later. I always benefit from your analyses and look forward to them.

CBD, thanks for giving Kris these opportunities.

Posted by: JTB at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (7EjX1)

10 Democrat Cloakroom.

Posted by: ShainS at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (WqPYg)

11 This painting could use a big red rectangle or two.

Posted by: Mark Rothko, commenter at July 30, 2020 09:35 AM (NVYyb)

12 I like Goya, but not this. The Naked Maja is more my wheelhouse.

Two observations: in 1989, Broadway composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) released a concept album, Goya: A Life in Song with Placido Domingo as the artist.

I am currently reading a book about Marilyn Monroe during the making of The Seven Year Itch called The Girl, where MM mentions Goya as one of her favorite artists, noting that she has always seen the same nightmare figures he has, and knows that if he could see them, she wasn't alone and wasn't crazy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:35 AM (2JVJo)

13 8 Definitely would not hang this.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 30, 2020 09:34 AM (wiXsO)

==========

Over the bed in the sex dungeon feels like the best place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 09:35 AM (UWqZJ)

14 My peeps!

Posted by: R McMurphy at July 30, 2020 09:36 AM (q1Pj5)

15 Yard of Madhouse IPA sounds like a great name for a beer!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

16 Is this the same Goya what sells Hispanic food?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 30, 2020 09:36 AM (3D/fK)

17


It's a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!!!!



-- George "Bright eyes" Taylor

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2020 09:36 AM (OO9AU)

18 whenever I hear the word "Madhouse" I can only think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCM6TZgTMI

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

19 Will the House Judiciary Committee come to order !!!!

Posted by: REDACTED at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (JgrP5)

20

Brick House >>> Mad house

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (OO9AU)

21 It is chilling. JJ is right, America 2020 - Democrat's creation.

Posted by: runner at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (hbjKv)

22 Goya may have went on such a tour to have witnessed this scene and this figure watched the tourist go by, and just smiled.

Much like Hogarth:

https://tinyurl.com/y5l5raok

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (2JVJo)

23 The Morlock Democrats, on the loose.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 30, 2020 09:38 AM (NVYyb)

24 Artist's depiction of the Democrat National Convention 2020.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 09:38 AM (HaL55)

25 Thought this Goya guy was cancelled ?

Posted by: REDACTED at July 30, 2020 09:38 AM (JgrP5)

26 15 Yard of Madhouse IPA sounds like a great name for a beer!
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 09:36 AM (JFO2v)

A whole line of brews named after Goya paintings. The Colossus could be a 40.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 09:39 AM (VQp/A)

27 CBD, this painting, it's about us, isn't it?

Nice.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 30, 2020 09:40 AM (WEBkv)

28 CBD, thanks for giving Kris these opportunities.

Seconded.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 09:40 AM (HaL55)

29 It's not as dark as fat naked guy on an ottoman, so there's that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 09:41 AM (ptqGC)

30 Motor City Madhouse
Motor City Madhouse
Motor City Madhouse
Motor City Madhouse
Motor City Madhouse
Motor City Madhouse

-Theodore Nugent

Posted by: Priapism at July 30, 2020 09:41 AM (2cfUo)

31 I thought everyone was supposed to be boycotting Goya?

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 30, 2020 09:41 AM (gtatv)

32 What's Spanish for Bedlamites?

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (X/Pw5)

33 The art thread teaches me a lot. I now have a Franz Marc painting as my background.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (NVYyb)

34 " * "

Posted by: Chief at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (q1Pj5)

35 I did not know Biden's basement was so spacious...

Posted by: Carpe Manana at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (PbH71)

36 alternate title
"School's Out for Summer"

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (ORD9/)

37 His black beans are good.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (ptqGC)

38 22 Goya may have went on such a tour to have witnessed this scene and this figure watched the tourist go by, and just smiled.

Much like Hogarth:

https://tinyurl.com/y5l5raok
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (2JVJo)

Yeah, I was thinking of that work and almost linked it. The Rake's Progress #8.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (VQp/A)

39 CBD, thanks for giving Kris these opportunities.

Seconded.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 09:40 AM (HaL55)

Double Seconded!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 30, 2020 09:43 AM (q1Pj5)

40 12 Marilyn Monroe . . . mentions Goya as one of her favorite artists, noting that she has always seen the same nightmare figures he has, and knows that if he could see them, she wasn't alone and wasn't crazy.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:35 AM (2JVJo)

Nice.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 09:46 AM (ORD9/)

41 The Yard of a Madhouse

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


Delusion - a limerick

A crazy young lad known as Milam
Knew not gender, nor species nor phylum
He thinks he's a chick
So we chop off his dick
Seems the inmates now run the asylum

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 09:46 AM (Fc5rx)

42 Much like certain corners of the USA today: "Yard of a Madhouse."

Kris writes about the figure in the lower right foreground, that he just sits there smiling at us. The hair makes the figure look like a woman, though men wore their hair longer in many periods.

The figure behind him/her looks more like a mountain lion than it does a human.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 30, 2020 09:46 AM (rpbg1)

43 See my lonely life unfold
I see it everyday
See my lonely mind explode
When I've gone insane
I- I want to get out of here
I- I want to get out of here
I- I've gotta, I've gotta get out of here
I- I gotta get out of here
I- I gotta get out of here
I gotta get outta here
I gotta get outta here
I gotta get out of here
Ya gotta let me out of here!

Vincent Fournier

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 30, 2020 09:47 AM (FtO5h)

44 The old Boris Karloff movie "Bedlam" is a fairly decent portrayal of such a place. Language Trivia - the Hospital for the Poor which was converted into the first insane asylum in England was named "St. Mary of Bethlehem", which over the years was shortened into "Bedlam".

I remember as a kid, my dad storming into the room of my brother and I, saying "What's going on? It sounds like Bedlam in here!!!!" He wasn't' wrong.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2020 09:48 AM (V2Yro)

45 Another day in San Francisco, only with less human feces on the ground.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 09:48 AM (NWiLs)

46 Yeeesh. I think this would hang well in a psychiatrist's office.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 30, 2020 09:48 AM (U2p+3)

47 32 What's Spanish for Bedlamites?
Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 09:42 AM (X/Pw5)

Los Bedlamites

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

48 It's a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!!!!

-- George "Bright eyes" Taylor
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 30, 2020


*
*

Was that Taylor's first name? Nobody ever called him that in the movie, as I recall.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 30, 2020 09:49 AM (rpbg1)

49 Yeeesh. I think this would hang well in a psychiatrist's office.
Posted by: Nurse ratched
--
As a self-portrait?

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 30, 2020 09:49 AM (gtatv)

50 Kris writes about the figure in the lower right foreground, that he just sits there smiling at us. The hair makes the figure look like a woman, though men wore their hair longer in many periods."

I noticed that, the smock looks more female to me as well. The sexes were not necessarily segregated in those days, the insane, as Kris's description reveals, were treated as little more than animals.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2020 09:50 AM (V2Yro)

51 Yeeesh. I think this would hang well in a psychiatrist's office.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 30, 2020 09:48 AM (U2p+3)
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Eh, it's merely a preview of the upcoming DNC convention. The only real difference will be that some of the attendees will use soap and water.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 30, 2020 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

52 Los Bedlamites

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

Si ?

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 09:50 AM (X/Pw5)

53 Thank you Kris. Much appreciated.

I learned something. Usually that means something has to fall out of my head to make room, but maybe not, this time.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 30, 2020 09:51 AM (u82oZ)

54 The Calgonites smote the Bedlamites. Because it cameth to pass that there was much furious noise in the valley; and such noise offendeth the ears of the Calgonites, for the Calgonites were a cleanly people and removeth their ear wax on a regular basis, as it pleaseth The Lord.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 30, 2020 09:51 AM (FtO5h)

55 Hell should not have a clear view of a nice blue sky...or perhaps that's exactly what it needs.

Posted by: Liberry Cop at July 30, 2020 09:52 AM (sL5na)

56 Alternate Titles:
The Yard of a Democratic Convention
The Yard of an Antifa HQ
The Yard of my Ex-Wife


The jokes write themselves...

Posted by: Archer at July 30, 2020 09:52 AM (gmo/4)

57 I like the figure in the bottom right. He looks like he's hugging his knees and rocking back and forth. He has an eerie grin on his face.

Looks like downtown seattle

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 30, 2020 09:52 AM (U2p+3)

58 A painting for our times...

except all the inmates still look better than Pelousy or Nadsler look in person!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at July 30, 2020 09:53 AM (eTZoJ)

59 >>>In the painting, the rest of the inmates react to the fight. They panic, scream, hoot, run around and flip out -- it's bedlam. . . except for one figure.

I'm not sure that the person standing in the left foreground is doing any of these things.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 09:53 AM (ORD9/)

60 Where's the noose?

Posted by: torabora at July 30, 2020 09:54 AM (rG1rn)

61 60 Where's the noose?
Posted by: torabora at July 30, 2020 09:54 AM (rG1rn)

=========

A noose bit my sister.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 09:54 AM (UWqZJ)

62 My sister married some bum and now I've got to get him a decent job or she'll starve.
Goya's BIL

Posted by: Archer at July 30, 2020 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

63 So we chop off his dick
Seems the inmates now run the asylum
Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 09:46 AM (Fc5rx)

I think Front Pole is the accepted AP style guide term.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 09:54 AM (JFO2v)

64 Greco-Roman wrestling...while being whipped.

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 09:55 AM (X/Pw5)

65 27 CBD, this painting, it's about us, isn't it?
Nice.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 30, 2020 09:40 AM (WEBkv)

ha, I was thinking the same thing! Of course that's one of the coblogs in the middle with the rod, trying to get two flame warriors to quiet down and play nice.

the character with the Admiral's hat is almost as interesting as the seated figure. Some military expert, no doubt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2020 09:55 AM (V2Yro)

66 55 Hell should not have a clear view of a nice blue sky...or perhaps that's exactly what it needs.
Posted by: Liberry Cop at July 30, 2020 09:52 AM (sL5na)

Lazarus in Hell could see Heaven and asked for a drop of water to touch his tongue.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 09:55 AM (JFO2v)

67 57 I like the figure in the bottom right. He looks like he's hugging his knees and rocking back and forth. He has an eerie grin on his face.

That figure sort of reminds me of one of the traditional ways of portraying Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. There are pictures of late 19th Century-early 20th century productions where Puck is shown sitting, holding his knees and rocking back and forth, gleefully yukking it up over the mischief he's caused. First thing that came to mind with that figure. Maybe Puck got locked up in the looney bin.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 30, 2020 09:55 AM (FtO5h)

68 Scenes from "Midnight Express"

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 09:56 AM (3aI0K)

69
Barr goes after Nadler post hearing................it takes guts to be a politician,lots of them.....Bedlam? NO a mental day off..................

Posted by: Saf at July 30, 2020 09:56 AM (5IHGB)

70 Heh, heh, heh, heh...

-Renfield

Posted by: Archer at July 30, 2020 09:56 AM (gmo/4)

71 49 Yeeesh. I think this would hang well in a psychiatrist's office.
Posted by: Nurse ratched
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As a self-portrait?
Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 30, 2020 09:49 AM (gtatv)


Soooo...

tell me about your feelings of depression, ja?

Posted by: Commissar Shrink Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at July 30, 2020 09:57 AM (eTZoJ)

72 Hell should not have a clear view of a nice blue sky...or perhaps that's exactly what it needs.
Posted by: Liberry Cop



Lazarus in Hell could see Heaven and asked for a drop of water to touch his tongue.
Posted by: rhennigantx


Negative Ghostrider. The pattern is full.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 09:57 AM (dhqL5)

73 23 The Morlock Democrats, on the loose

I see most Dems as Eloi snowflakes controlled by others. The Morlocks were white, hairy, carnivorous and technically skilled.

Posted by: Kaiju66 at July 30, 2020 09:57 AM (NzURT)

74 The old Boris Karloff movie "Bedlam" is a fairly decent portrayal of such a place. Language Trivia - the Hospital for the Poor which was converted into the first insane asylum in England was named "St. Mary of Bethlehem", which over the years was shortened into "Bedlam".

Don't forget 1948s The Snake Pit, with Olivia De Havilland.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:57 AM (2JVJo)

75 Sometimes, a madhouse is just a madhouse!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar Freud-Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at July 30, 2020 09:58 AM (eTZoJ)

76 I remember the first couple of scenes in the Movie Amadeus. Salieri spending his remaining days in an institution similar to one depicted here. Scenes very much like this one are shown as Salieri's visitor walks through the halls.

Posted by: runner at July 30, 2020 09:58 AM (hbjKv)

77 Lazarus in Hell could see Heaven and asked for a drop of water to touch his tongue.

Lazarus was in heaven. Dives was in hell.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:58 AM (2JVJo)

78 68 Scenes from "Midnight Express"
Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 09:56 AM (3aI0K)

Billy, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: Carpe Manana at July 30, 2020 09:59 AM (PbH71)

79
Ya have to pay for whipping now,not like in the good old days.....................

Posted by: Saf at July 30, 2020 09:59 AM (5IHGB)

80 I can't even see that the figure is smiling, it's too blurred

Posted by: SamIam at July 30, 2020 09:59 AM (oasF3)

81 Sometimes, a madhouse is just a madhouse!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar Freud-Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at July 30, 2020 09:58 AM (eTZoJ)
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Yeah, and some paintings are just a Rorschach Test for the Horde.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 30, 2020 09:59 AM (WEBkv)

82 This picture was taken before Dudley Moore opened the Advertising Agency, right?

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2020 09:59 AM (1gEWQ)

83 Morning all

Fucked up world.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (tsZQ+)

84
No but I have been in a Turkish Holiday Inn.

Posted by: Saf at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (5IHGB)

85 This could also depict the struggles we have in our own minds.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (U2p+3)

86 Some military expert, no doubt.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 30, 2020 09:55 AM (V2Yro)


Vell, zis ist ein schmardt military blog, no?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar Freud-Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (eTZoJ)

87 Wow Kris what a painting. I sometimes find Goya to be a bit ambiguous, but certainly not in this painting.

Is it just me, or is the open air above a representation of potential respite, or escape? As a Christian the entire painting seems like a depiction of hell, with heaven only obliquely limned at the top.

I can relate to your story of a vicious dogfight.Great metaphor. Thx for this and the excellent commentary, Kris.

Posted by: groovygirl at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (DCjk/)

88 57 I like the figure in the bottom right. He looks like he's hugging his knees and rocking back and forth. He has an eerie grin on his face.

Looks like downtown seattle

take your pic of any dem controlled city...

Posted by: Silent at July 30, 2020 10:01 AM (CrU4U)

89 I don't know, the yard seems to our entire world and the light up above the walls- which is what my eyes keep getting drawn to- is what we're missing.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2020 10:01 AM (JioHo)

90 Soviet Mental Health Correctional Facility. Hopefully not a harbinger of days to come. Here.

Posted by: tubal at July 30, 2020 10:02 AM (90T4r)

91
Lower right figure is busting a dook.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 30, 2020 10:03 AM (88+cf)

92 77 Lazarus in Hell could see Heaven and asked for a drop of water to touch his tongue.

Lazarus was in heaven. Dives was in hell.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 09:58 AM (2JVJo)

my bad the rich man could see Lazarus in Heaven

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 10:03 AM (JFO2v)

93 Another scene that came to mind writing this was from 12 Monkeys when Brad Pitt is helping Bruce Willis escape the asylum so he whips the inmates into a frenzy as a distraction.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:03 AM (VQp/A)

94 Portland Courthouse at Dawn

Posted by: Just Lily at July 30, 2020 10:03 AM (X9c2n)

95 All kidding aside, thank you very much for your insight and history of Goya.

It is much appreciated.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at July 30, 2020 10:04 AM (WEBkv)

96 Homey in left foreground looks like hes ready to bust out some fresh rhymes.

Posted by: Fritz at July 30, 2020 10:04 AM (/DWrO)

97 For to see mad Tom of Bedlam
Ten thousand miles I'd travel
Mad Malkin goes on dirty toes
For to save her shoes from gravel

Still I sing bonnie boys, bonnie mad boys
Bedlam boys are bonnie,
For they all go bare and they live by the air
And they want no drink nor money

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:05 AM (UAMe5)

98 I got nothing.

Posted by: WisRich at July 30, 2020 10:05 AM (G0vdT)

99 Wakes
Scratches
Looks around
Dang! Goya painted the first MoMe!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2020 10:06 AM (axyOa)

100 Looks like Pike house party room at around 0230 hrs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 10:06 AM (JFO2v)

101 Thanks for posting. I'm pretty familiar with Goya but I'd never heard of this one before. Right up there with "The Disasters of War."

Posted by: Annalucia at July 30, 2020 10:07 AM (S6ArX)

102 The guy on the left in the hat seems to be in a let them fight or deal with me pose.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at July 30, 2020 10:08 AM (DF5JN)

103 This is very fitting for the times. Nice choice, even though it is too dark for my taste.

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 30, 2020 10:08 AM (67sg6)

104 Terrific narrative on the painting. Thank you.

I have also "explored the relationship between sanity and insanity"....guess which I chose. Or more aptly...chose me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:08 AM (Jx5Qs)

105 First guys who touch penises spend a night in the box.

Posted by: jsg at July 30, 2020 10:09 AM (D4kl5)

106 Nadler, Schumer, and Pelosi at the House gym.

Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:09 AM (0KPVR)

107 Even embiggened I cant see the whipping guy. Should have made him a little brighter. Two naked guys getting whipped? I question his...well....motives.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:10 AM (Jx5Qs)

108 Dark and disturbing, but, hey, wanna get naked and wrestle?

Posted by: Jill Biden at July 30, 2020 10:10 AM (xfb67)

109 This is a great representation of libs reading PDT tweets.

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 30, 2020 10:10 AM (67sg6)

110 Dang! Goya painted the first MoMe!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes



THAT is the barrel.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 10:11 AM (dhqL5)

111 Would 39 separate individuals seeking to unmask the identity of Flynn between Trump's election and the end of January be a "normal number?" Jordan asked. "Historically, that seems to be a high number," Barr noted, adding "the other question you have to ask is why was this after the election."

Jordan continued by noting that of those 39 Obama officials, seven people at the Treasury Department unmasked Flynn's name. Is this an issue Durham is looking into, the ranking member asked, referring to Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, whom Barr has tasked with investigating the targeting of the Trump campaign.

"I asked another U.S. attorney to look into the issue of unmasking because of the high number of unmaskings and some that do not readily appear to have been in the line of normal business," Barr replied, identifying Texas-based U.S. Attorney John Bash as leading that probe.

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:12 AM (3aI0K)

112 This really creeps me out. I get the artistic value, but I don't enjoy it.

Posted by: California Girl (not Caligirl) at July 30, 2020 10:12 AM (L9+g/)

113 sodium amytal for everyone stat stat

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (WX+x0)

114 so now that we're over 100, the GDP dropped 33% and now we get to hear a weeks worth of stories on how PDJT is dealing with the worst quarter in American history, as if that drop happened in a vacuum...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (8D42x)

115 Goya like the beans?

Posted by: Hillary! at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (67sg6)

116 OT: Once you hear it, you can't unhear it

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I thought, but this is funny:

https://bit.ly/3hLBzm4

It also shows the "4am talking points" given to the media.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (3fR4G)

117 But when Jordan asked for clarification that Bash was investigating the unmasking requests during the presidential transition period, Barr responded that the Texas U.S. attorney's investigation was "actually" focused on "a much longer period of time."

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:14 AM (3aI0K)

118 114 so now that we're over 100, the GDP dropped 33% and now we get to hear a weeks worth of stories on how PDJT is dealing with the worst quarter in American history, as if that drop happened in a vacuum...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (8D42x)

=========

This was the cost of sort of slowing down and not really stopping coronavirus.

Personally, I'd like a refund.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:14 AM (UWqZJ)

119 Think it's kinda funny
Think it's kinda sad
That the dreams in which I'm crazy
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people wrestle Greco-Roman it's a very very
Mad world
Mad world

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 10:14 AM (Nr7wS)

120 That's nuts.

Posted by: eleven at July 30, 2020 10:14 AM (XTyi0)

121 Delay the 2020 election until chinet wuwu is cured.

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (WX+x0)

122 The state of sanitariums in those days was incredible. I toured Bedlam in London and the state of the art treatment at that time was pretty much to chain people to a wall and hose them down when they acted up.

Thank God we progressed to electric shock treatments lol.

Experts!

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (6mvRv)

123 >>This was the cost of sort of slowing down and not really stopping coronavirus.


The Swedes got Herd Immunity for Free!

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (6uDCr)

124 >>The state of sanitariums in those days was incredible. I toured Bedlam in London and the state of the art treatment at that time was pretty much to chain people to a wall and hose them down when they acted up.


In their Defense, Hosing them Up doesn't get them nearly as clean.

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2020 10:16 AM (6uDCr)

125 If we are just gonna go to hell, let's see some terrible Apple and Facebook earnings today and really let things fly.

Posted by: Eli Cash at July 30, 2020 10:16 AM (67sg6)

126 Editorial meeting at The Bulwark

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:16 AM (ptqGC)

127 123 >>This was the cost of sort of slowing down and not really stopping coronavirus.


The Swedes got Herd Immunity for Free!
Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (6uDCr)

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I'd be shocked if their economy didn't also take a hit. They didn't mandate any shut downs, but based on the stories of a Swedish friend of my father's, there was a lot of voluntary distancing and staying in rather than going out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:16 AM (UWqZJ)

128 I saw Los Bedlamites open for Los Lobos at Luckenbach, Texas

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 30, 2020 10:16 AM (q1Pj5)

129 107 Even embiggened I cant see the whipping guy. Should have made him a little brighter. Two naked guys getting whipped? I question his...well....motives.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:10 AM (Jx5Qs)

Over at the far left of the picture, see the arc of silverish-colored something, arcing over the head of the guy crossing his arms?

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:17 AM (ORD9/)

130 I'd like to add my thanks to Kris as well. I enjoy the analysis as I have no concept of how you would go about it.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at July 30, 2020 10:17 AM (gtatv)

131 87 Wow Kris what a painting. I sometimes find Goya to be a bit ambiguous, but certainly not in this painting.

Is it just me, or is the open air above a representation of potential respite, or escape? As a Christian the entire painting seems like a depiction of hell, with heaven only obliquely limned at the top.

I can relate to your story of a vicious dogfight.Great metaphor. Thx for this and the excellent commentary, Kris.
Posted by: groovygirl at July 30, 2020 10:00 AM (DCjk/)

I think the interpretation of the open sky should be personal to the viewer. In my case, I see nothing positive in this work. It's all dark and negative. To me, the sky acts as Tantalus' fruit tree or lake.

The horror of a dog fight is indescribable. It was my dog that was attacked. He was hurt very badly but survived. People who engage in dog fights for sport should be thrown into the pit too.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:17 AM (VQp/A)

132 Tim Young posted
Fauci now recommends wearing goggles. FUCK OFF.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (1Dmt5)

133 Kris. THIS +1000.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (ptqGC)

134 Delay the 2020 election until chinet wuwu is cured.

Delay them until the Gilead vaccines that Fauci, et al. have a financial interest in have been fully tested...or allow the HCQ+Zn protocol and have the elections on schedule.

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (B2mhs)

135 122 The state of sanitariums in those days was incredible. I toured Bedlam in London and the state of the art treatment at that time was pretty much to chain people to a wall and hose them down when they acted up.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (6mvRv)

Wow. How OLD are you!?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (Jx5Qs)

136 His paintings are kinda dark, but he makes good canned beans.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

137
Subtitled:

"Some of the MoMe's are more fun than others..."

Posted by: Parker at July 30, 2020 10:19 AM (zV/fi)

138 Looks like the Philosophy Department at the University of Woolloomooloo.

Posted by: klaftern at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (RuIsu)

139 Wow. How OLD are you!?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (Jx5Qs)
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29, same as in town.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (UAMe5)

140 114 so now that we're over 100, the GDP dropped 33% and now we get to hear a weeks worth of stories on how PDJT is dealing with the worst quarter in American history, as if that drop happened in a vacuum...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (8D42x)

Nope.

Andrew Surabian
@Surabees

1h
This is a lie. GDP fell 9.5% in the 2nd quarter. 32.9% is the annualized number. How does
@CNN
allow its reporters to blatantly lie like this?

Sadly, numerous other reporters are spreading the same misinformation on twitter today.

Journalistic standards are dead part 1000.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (ORD9/)

141 The state of sanitariums in those days was incredible. I toured Bedlam in London and the state of the art treatment at that time was pretty much to chain people to a wall and hose them down when they acted up.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:15 AM (6mvRv)

Wow. How OLD are you!?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (Jx5Qs)

one of Vic's oldest friends?

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (8D42x)

142 A bunch of Dem runs states delayed primaries. So I guess all the governors are fascists?

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (dgqkd)

143 His paintings are kinda dark, but he makes good canned beans.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

Dark?...you tried his black beans?

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)

144 Dr. Birx was promoting goggles and full-face shields on Fox this morning, and actually said the face shields could be "decorated."

I thought Pete Hegseth and Brian Kilmeade would spontaneously combust.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (ptqGC)

145 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.

Posted by: klaftern at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (RuIsu)

146 Over at the far left of the picture, see the arc of silverish-colored something, arcing over the head of the guy crossing his arms?

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:17 AM (ORD9/)

Oh thanks. Was looking on the right side.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:22 AM (Jx5Qs)

147 so now that we're over 100, the GDP dropped 33% and now we get to hear a weeks worth of stories on how PDJT is dealing with the worst quarter in American history, as if that drop happened in a vacuum...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:13 AM (8D42x)

Nope.

Andrew Surabian
@Surabees

1h
This is a lie. GDP fell 9.5% in the 2nd quarter. 32.9% is the annualized number. How does
@CNN
allow its reporters to blatantly lie like this?

Sadly, numerous other reporters are spreading the same misinformation on twitter today.

Journalistic standards are dead part 1000.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (ORD9/)

yeah notice they never did that for the GOOD numbers...

how are they even allowed to operate? Pravda would be embarrassed...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:22 AM (8D42x)

148 Well done Kris.
While in kollege I spent a lot of time in the library. One day I found a large book on Goya. Fascinating stuff but odd. The background helps.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2020 10:22 AM (axyOa)

149 Kris. Remarkable explanation. Thank you much.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:22 AM (Jx5Qs)

150 Dems; gdp worst ever!!!! OrangeManBad!
Also Dems: we must lock down forever.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:23 AM (dgqkd)

151 I like Goya's portrait of Wellington.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:23 AM (UAMe5)

152 As reported elsewhere at the HQ this morning I'm sure (as well as last night on the Thread of Centre)...

Ohio pharmacist Board bans HCQ for Wuhan treatment except for clinical trials. (How the f#ck does a pharmacist know if an Rx is for Wuhan or e.g. lupus??)

"The long and short of it is, we want people to focus on what works, such as social distancing and mask use. We ultimately want to make sure people are being safe and not exposing themselves to drugs that have shown not to be effective in treating COVID-19."

Article in sock link contains b.s. precis of its "dangers".

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2020 10:23 AM (an7Mv)

153 Reporters and journalists really don't understand math very well.

The word annualized means nothing to them. They just grab whatever confirms their bias and move on. This is why errors only run one way.

Posted by: MJ at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (gAMkn)

154 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (arJlL)

155 Back when I was a brand new attorney (1995) I was required by a case to visit a client in the mental hospital in the Seattle area.

Holy shit, it was creepier and scarier than any movie depiction I've ever scene. Never, ever want to go into such a place again.

*Shudder*

Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (1YlHz)

156 @135 - not a vampire or anything, the modern version is a site on a tour. The original is long gone, of course, it'd be like 750 years old.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:25 AM (6mvRv)

157 150 Dems; gdp worst ever!!!! OrangeManBad!
Also Dems: we must lock down forever.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:23 AM (dgqkd)

==========

I'd bet real money that most of the downturn came from NY, NJ, and CA.

"This is Trump's fault and Cuomo did the best he could do!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:25 AM (UWqZJ)

158 We have must ban Goya foods in our homes.

No to there art, to

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein's l'il sister in Boston at July 30, 2020 10:25 AM (D4kl5)

159 On a lighter note, here are all the Star Wars Pitch Meetings in order:

https://youtu.be/o_le0iRslrU

Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2020 10:26 AM (1YlHz)

160 Yoo hoo?

Posted by: National Divorce at July 30, 2020 10:26 AM (EiNjl)

161 Current state of NYC, Portland, Seattle, Chicago vs Bedlam?

Posted by: Archer at July 30, 2020 10:26 AM (gmo/4)

162 CBD, thanks for giving Kris these opportunities.

Seconded.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel

Fourthded !

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2020 10:26 AM (arJlL)

163 I'm confused as to how the China Flu would get normal folks if they were permitted to go to a loved one's funeral but it doesn't harm any of the legion of elites that, with the blessing of the state, are attending Lewis's funeral marathons?

Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (0KPVR)

164 one of Vic's oldest friends?

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 30, 2020 10:20 AM (8D42x)

That looks like Vic with the whip.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (Jx5Qs)

165 Goya like the beans?
Posted by: Hillary!

Hilly want a bollard ?

Posted by: JT at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (arJlL)

166 I like the contrast between the bright blue sky, and the grungy brown wall. It heightens the gloom of the scene below, just by reminding you that there is a free and open world outside of the dismal interior.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (qLjRe)

167 There were 150,000 beds filled in the mental hospitals within 40 miles of NYC in 1950. Those facilities were closed and a couple generations later the inmates are running the asylum at large-urban society in general. Sad!

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (PR+wx)

168 National Divorce

You taunty bitch.

I want a 36yo double divorce with a tubal ligation, not you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (u82oZ)

169 Holy shit. I didn't realize anyone was watching when I was fighting naked.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (h2OUV)

170 .

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (z79tQ)

171 Dems; gdp worst ever!!!! OrangeManBad!
Also Dems: we must lock down forever.
Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:23 AM (dgqkd)

==========

I'd bet real money that most of the downturn came from NY, NJ, and CA.

"This is Trump's fault and Cuomo did the best he could do!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield

***

What I find, and it doesn't surprise me, is the economy seems ready to explode. Help wanted signs all over the place here. Once the BS gets lifted, it is gonna roar.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (axyOa)

172 A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges Sen. Katrina Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud. Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018 from a Memphis district, is also the director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides training for jobs in the health care field, prosecutors said.

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (3aI0K)

173 155 Back when I was a brand new attorney (1995) I was required by a case to visit a client in the mental hospital in the Seattle area.

Holy shit, it was creepier and scarier than any movie depiction I've ever scene. Never, ever want to go into such a place again.

*Shudder*
Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (1YlHz)

Never went to a mental hospital, but I did go to a jail and a to a federal prison. No, not as a convict. Very strange experience.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (NWiLs)

174 Herman Cain has died.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (ORD9/)

175 Life is strife.

Posted by: jsg at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (D4kl5)

176 145 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.
Posted by: klaftern at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (RuIsu)

Concrete?

Posted by: Montgomery Scott, Captain (Engineering), Star Fleet at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (qyH+l)

177 >>Back when I was a brand new attorney (1995) I was required by a case to visit a client in the mental hospital in the Seattle area.

>>Holy shit, it was creepier and scarier than any movie depiction I've ever scene. Never, ever want to go into such a place again.

>>*Shudder*

My sister did volunteer work in high school at an institution called The Fernald School. You want to see a place with a monstrous history of abuse the Fernald School is a prime candidate.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)

178 174 Herman Cain has died.
Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (ORD9/)

========

That's sad.

He's riding Cloud 999 to Heaven.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (UWqZJ)

179 162 CBD, thanks for giving Kris these opportunities.

Seconded.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel

Fourthded !
Posted by: JT at July 30, 2020 10:26 AM (arJlL)

Brownnosers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (NWiLs)

180

Wrestling, It's Not Ghey Unless You Stop To Think About It - a limerick

Two wrestlers, named Otis and Enis
Say grappling ain't meant to demean us
And what could be merrier
Than a thin fabric barrier
Between yours and another man's penis

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (Fc5rx)

181 I'm confused as to how the China Flu would get normal folks if they were permitted to go to a loved one's funeral but it doesn't harm any of the legion of elites that, with the blessing of the state, are attending Lewis's funeral marathons?
Posted by: dingbat


Same way it didn't affect anyone on the George Floyd Traveling Road Show.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (dhqL5)

182 Another thing I might add regarding this powerful painting: The people are depicted in such a way that it seems they are out of God's light, just beyond his vision, lost in darkness.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (8B6Ng)

183 .
Crowd drives BLM out of Springfield Oregon.
Whiny filth call for the cops to protect them.


"Cops, do your jobs!"
"Portland will be back next time."

"This will turn into a riot like Portland."
What riots? Jerry said there were no riots.

"They should have gave us what to do."
Who is they? The DNC?

"The Black Lives Matter agitator, who wants to abolish the police, demands that the police help them leave. Pathetic."

https://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/07/30/it-begins/#comment-1341591

Posted by: Mongo at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (23TvB)

184 RIP Mr. Cain

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (WX+x0)

185 WALB News 10@WALBNews10
The court said in a statement that the 87-year-old Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive procedure to "revise a bile duct stent" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

-
I guess she wasn't getting enough bile.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

186 RIP Herman Cain

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (CQ3Qb)

187 Tim Young
2 seconds ago
Remember flattening the curve was ONLY about hospitals being overrun.

Hospitals were never overrun, they still aren't. but they keep increasing the restrictions of personal liberty. why is that?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (1Dmt5)

188 174 Herman Cain has died.
Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (ORD9/)
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Rest in Peace Herman.

Posted by: WisRich at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (G0vdT)

189 How does @CNN allow its reporters to blatantly lie like this?

"Allow"?! How do they make sure their reporters DON'T report honestly?

Posted by: t-bird at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (Lt1JN)

190 Democrats in 1794.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (sI15f)

191 Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

I disagree. We should honor their efforts, uncompensated except for the kick-ass dental plan, to educate and amuse us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (u82oZ)

192 The word annualized means nothing to them. They just grab whatever confirms their bias and move on. This is why errors only run one way.

Posted by: MJ at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (gAMkn)

And why teachers think the are underpaid for the days they actually work. They also never get a statement as I did in private enterprise as to the $ value of their benefits. "Total compensation "...Oh, and fuck them motherfuckers. .

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (Jx5Qs)

193 Tim Young posted
Fauci now recommends wearing goggles. FUCK OFF.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 30, 2020 10:18 AM (1Dmt5)


You say that now.

Get back to me in one month, when goggles are mandatory in all 57 states and posters come by the HQ to demand we all wear them or we want grandma to die.

But hey, better to be safe than defy the Almighty State, right?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (2JVJo)

194 144 Dr. Birx was promoting goggles and full-face shields on Fox this morning, and actually said the face shields could be "decorated."

Oh, I'm all for "decorations", decorate lamposts with "Doctors" and democrats.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (iCKjq)

195 GDP drops . Democrats blame Trump

In other news the Menendez brothers continue to ask for leniency because they are orphans.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (NWEal)

196 Smoke is gonna clear in August on COVID infections, which will be going down. That's why Democracks have their eyes on making schoolchildren their next useful idiots. They will also play up that Its all Trump's fault and a guy who can't even put on his own socks and doesn't know where he is most days could have done better.

Oh and the riots are "right wing".

*makes jerking motion with hand*

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (h2OUV)

197 I like the Napoleon figure.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (yQpMk)

198 AOSHQ: Come for the macabre art, stay for the Spanish cuisine.

Posted by: Fritz at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (/DWrO)

199 RIP Mr. Cain.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (B7V5e)

200 183
.

Crowd drives BLM out of Springfield Oregon.

Whiny filth call for the cops to protect them.





"Cops, do your jobs!"

"Portland will be back next time."



"This will turn into a riot like Portland."

What riots? Jerry said there were no riots.



"They should have gave us what to do."

Who is they? The DNC?



"The Black Lives Matter agitator, who wants to abolish the police, demands that the police help them leave. Pathetic."



https://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2020/07/30/it-begins/#comment-1341591

Posted by: Mongo at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (23TvB)


Yep, and instead of the nation focusing on that they get to be distracted by how Trump wants to delay the elections.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (CQ3Qb)

201 Where are y'all seeing that Herman Cain died?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (sI15f)

202 A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges Sen. Katrina Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud. Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018 from a Memphis district, is also the director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides training for jobs in the health care field, prosecutors said.
Posted by: SMOD



Why does POTUS have to divest and put everything into a blind trust, but those with their hands in the cookie jar can run multiple businesses?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (dhqL5)

203 RIP Mr Cain

Posted by: jsg at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (D4kl5)

204 202 Why does POTUS have to divest and put everything into a blind trust, but those with their hands in the cookie jar can run multiple businesses?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 10:32 AM (dhqL5)

========

He didn't really. It was just good politics and helped avoid shit like this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:33 AM (UWqZJ)

205 Two wrestlers, named Otis and Enis
Say grappling ain't meant to demean us
And what could be merrier
Than a thin fabric barrier
Between yours and another man's penis

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (Fc5rx)

Hey, I wrestled in HS.....there were 4 layers of fabric.

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:33 AM (X/Pw5)

206 >>You say that now.

>>Get back to me in one month, when goggles are mandatory in all 57 states and posters come by the HQ to demand we all wear them or we want grandma to die.

>>But hey, better to be safe than defy the Almighty State, right?

Get back to me when someone does something other than complain.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S)

207 Wasn't the 'rona, was it ?

Posted by: jsg at July 30, 2020 10:33 AM (D4kl5)

208 "GDP drops . Democrats blame Trum"

So when it goes back up, Trump owns it too- right?

And he owns the previous rise in GDP that happens until the Chinese unleashed biowarfare on our country?

Ok.

Tell you what. Democrats can own defund the polIce Crap and the riots in our cities.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at July 30, 2020 10:34 AM (h2OUV)

209 193 You say that now.

Get back to me in one month, when goggles are mandatory in all 57 states and posters come by the HQ to demand we all wear them or we want grandma to die.

But hey, better to be safe than defy the Almighty State, right?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 10:31 AM (2JVJo)


Yup, no way any one could've possibly seen this coming. I guess earplugs will be next, then niqabs.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at July 30, 2020 10:34 AM (DTX3h)

210 Herman Cain?? !!???

Omg. I knew him and he worked with our tea party on an Israel project.

Dear Lord.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:34 AM (ptqGC)

211 My sister did volunteer work in high school at an institution called The Fernald School. You want to see a place with a monstrous history of abuse the Fernald School is a prime candidate.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)


"Titicut Follies"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 10:34 AM (2JVJo)

212 Did Cain die from Wuhan?
I

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:34 AM (dgqkd)

213 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.

I'm surprised he and Birx haven't recommended full hazmat suits yet. Those would be a big hit down here in the middle of summer when it's over 100 degrees.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (HaL55)

214 I had responded to logprof the other day regard to his post saying wearing a mask is no big deal. I asked if it became mandatory to wear goggles would it then be a big deal?

I was being facetious to make a point and had no idea that mandatory goggles was going to be on the table. WTF.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (NWEal)

215 I am stunned and heartbroken. Such a warm, wonderful man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (ptqGC)

216 I like Goya's portrait of Wellington.
Nose isn't big enough.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (an7Mv)

217 JFC is the Lewis funeral still happening? He died like 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (dgqkd)

218 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.


*********

Galoshes and goggles and gloves. Oh my!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (Fc5rx)

219 155 Back when I was a brand new attorney (1995) I was required by a case to visit a client in the mental hospital in the Seattle area.

Holy shit, it was creepier and scarier than any movie depiction I've ever scene. Never, ever want to go into such a place again.

*Shudder*
Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (1YlHz)

I went through one while working for an employment agency, back in the mid-00s. While the facility was generally clean and well kept, you could tell that it was a place that hope had forgot. I was very glad that they didn't want me to stay on - I was qualified for what they had advertised, but what they advertised turned out to be a small fraction of what they truly wanted.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (qLjRe)

220 Tin foil hat on Magic 8 Ball asks: did herman cain get whacked?

Posted by: getting the banned back together in shakeytown at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (iCKjq)

221 >>I am stunned and heartbroken. Such a warm, wonderful man.

I met him on a flight to Florida a few years ago. Very nice guy with zero pretense.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (ZLI7S)

222 Just go full hazmat suit and get it over with.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (CQ3Qb)

223 During my college career I had to work at Bryce, the Alabama State Mental Hospital, for two semesters. It conveniently abutted the Alabama campus. It was interesting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (yQpMk)

224 JFC is the Lewis funeral still happening? He died like 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (dgqkd)

No worries....corpse has been pickled.

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:37 AM (X/Pw5)

225 @THEHermanCain

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:37 AM (ORD9/)

226 Kris, thank you for that thoughtful examination of the painting.

It is disturbing.

Posted by: Flyover at July 30, 2020 10:37 AM (Rbu5d)

227 @173 - I also toured the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin (I apparently need to see some more upbeat places on vacation lol) ... built in the 18th century and a truly messed up place, I was freezing wearing my winter coat just walking around looking at it. Not a good place to spend your last days.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:37 AM (6mvRv)

228 Pizza incoming.

Posted by: Saint Peter at July 30, 2020 10:37 AM (q1Pj5)

229 Herman Cain , who has been battling cancer has passed away. A great man, Herman was a great role model to young blacks and should be the one receiving the huge memorial service in Atlanta today. His passing will sadly go unmentioned by MSM media

RIP Mr. Cain.

Posted by: Ripley at July 30, 2020 10:38 AM (MxEKc)

230 I was qualified for what they had advertised, but what they advertised turned out to be a small fraction of what they truly wanted.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 30, 2020 10:36 AM (qLjRe)

"So, Mr. Cato, what would you say your opinions on wire hangers are?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 10:38 AM (/EuRN)

231 RIP Herman Cain

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+1

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

232 19 Will the House Judiciary Committee come to order !!!!
Posted by: REDACTED at July 30, 2020 09:37 AM (JgrP5)

I laughed.

Posted by: Flyover at July 30, 2020 10:38 AM (Rbu5d)

233 RIP Herman Cain. He seemed like a thoroughly decent man.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 30, 2020 10:38 AM (6mvRv)

234 And yet, Pelosi, Schummer, Nadler, et al are still breathing. RIP Mr. Cain.

Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (0KPVR)

235 All the pieces are in place for a Trump landslide!

Posted by: Speaking of Mental Hospitals at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (EiNjl)

236 This is a great era for comparing aesthetic philosophies because this is when Neoclassicism was the rage and Romanticism was just starting to find its voice. Generally, they would end up on opposite sides of the Napoleonic Wars. NeoClassicism and Romanticism are total opposites, but complement each other perfectly. If you're at all interested in the subject, look at David's Imperial period and compare it to Turner or Goya during the same era. I also recommend Friedrich too.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (VQp/A)

237 155 Back when I was a brand new attorney (1995) I was required by a case to visit a client in the mental hospital in the Seattle area.

Holy shit, it was creepier and scarier than any movie depiction I've ever scene. Never, ever want to go into such a place again.

*Shudder*
Posted by: Sharkman at July 30, 2020 10:24 AM (1YlHz)

Having spent a couple of weeks under observation in a public facility after trying to kill myself, I can say unequivocally - YOU HAVE NO IDEA JUST HOW BAD IT IS

From the moment the police bring you in, to the shift changes, to the "patients" on the floor.

I have never been so afraid in my life. And that's knowing that the staff was looking out for me, cause I was a "normal" person (for certain values of normal).

Posted by: That Prometheus Dude at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (BgMrQ)

238 Hospitals were never overrun, they still aren't. but they keep increasing the restrictions of personal liberty. why is that?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 30, 2020 10:30 AM (1Dmt5)


In fact, nobody ever set foot on those 2 hospital ships that the idiots were screaming for.

15 days to slow the spread. Right. They got their first line of coke, and that was the start. Invest in goggle companies. I wish I'd have jumped on Kodak.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (8B6Ng)

239 RIP Herman Cain. He seemed like a genuinely nice, decent dude and I enjoyed listing to him on the radio.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik: we can haz purge now? at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (DTX3h)

240 234 And yet, Pelosi, Schummer, Nadler, et al are still breathing. RIP Mr. Cain.
Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (0KPVR)

If you were running the transcendent realms, would *you* be in a big hurry to let those bastards in?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (/EuRN)

241 /off sock

Posted by: browndog at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (BgMrQ)

242 RIP Herman Cain.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (HaL55)

243 Herman Cain , who has been battling cancer has passed away. A great man, Herman was a great role model to young blacks and should be the one receiving the huge memorial service in Atlanta today. His passing will sadly go unmentioned by MSM media

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Exactly right. He wasn't a thug so the MFM doesn't care.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

244 All the pieces are in place for a Trump landslide!


*nods sagely*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (yQpMk)

245 I like Goya's portrait of Wellington.
Nose isn't big enough.
Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (an7Mv)
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That's 'cause you're seeing it from front on. I've got a nose like his, and the size isn't apparent unless you see it from the side.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (UAMe5)

246 https://preview.tinyurl.com/yymvzhg7

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus

CNBC

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (ORD9/)

247 Herman Cain just died.

Posted by: Jaimo at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (/Kt3K)

248 JFC is the Lewis funeral still happening? He died like 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: Asshoes at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (dgqkd)

No worries....corpse has been pickled.
Posted by: BignJames


Before or after he died?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (dhqL5)

249 The googles. They do nothing!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (yQpMk)

250 RIP Herman, you were a bellwether.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (8B6Ng)

251 Joe Scarborough made a semi-snarky comment about Cain a few days ago.

Progs are about to show once again how evil they are.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:41 AM (ptqGC)

252 remember the old cartoon "MASK"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 10:42 AM (/EuRN)

253 I am so heartbroken to hear the news about Herman Cain, been worried for weeks about him and now this awful news.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 30, 2020 10:42 AM (wiXsO)

254 Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus

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Who?
- Democrats, BLM antifa, students, and 99% of black people

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 10:43 AM (PitRX)

255 dang, Herman Cain died

Posted by: DanMan at July 30, 2020 10:43 AM (XTiHL)

256 This is a great era for comparing aesthetic philosophies because this is when Neoclassicism was the rage and Romanticism was just starting to find its voice. Generally, they would end up on opposite sides of the Napoleonic Wars. NeoClassicism and Romanticism are total opposites, but complement each other perfectly. If you're at all interested in the subject, look at David's Imperial period and compare it to Turner or Goya during the same era. I also recommend Friedrich too.
Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (VQp/A)
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"The Third of May, 1808" is almost Impressionistic.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:43 AM (UAMe5)

257 252
remember the old cartoon "MASK"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 10:42 AM (/EuRN)

Mobil Armored Strike Kommand!!! Battled the evil V.E.N.OM.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2020 10:44 AM (DjiZK)

258 His passing will sadly go unmentioned by MSM media


They will notice enough to ridicule and dance on his grave.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:44 AM (dNzKv)

259 Herman was one of the warmest, kindest men I have met. A total class act.

I'm just sick. God bless his grieving family.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

260 Bobby, do you like gladiator movies?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (dNzKv)

261 "Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus"

Shit. I still don't know anyone personally that has had the Wuflu but I feel like I knew Herman from listening to his radio show for a few years. Dude actually was a rocket scientist.

RIP HC.

Posted by: f'd at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (Tnijr)

262 WRT Herman Cain, RIP and eff cancer.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (UAMe5)

263 Host Herman Cain Is Dead from Coronavirus

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (3aI0K)

264 Who?
- Democrats, BLM antifa, students, and 99% of black people

Well, Cain wasn't a great man like George Floyd.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (+y/Ru)

265 Dunkin Donuts to close 800 stores this year.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (EiNjl)

266
9 9 9 es mort.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (88+cf)

267 Between yours and another man's penis
Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 10:29 AM (Fc5rx)

I think you keep coming back for more than just the wrestling!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (JFO2v)

268 264 Who?
- Democrats, BLM antifa, students, and 99% of black people

Well, Cain wasn't a great man like George Floyd.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

Just wait until they find out that Cain got murdered by the White Patriarchal System of Racism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (UWqZJ)

269 "The Third of May, 1808"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:43 AM (UAMe5)

"third of June, another sleepy,dusty,delta day."

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (X/Pw5)

270 I stopped reading at 170. Your point is NOT taken.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (dNzKv)

271 215
I am stunned and heartbroken. Such a warm, wonderful man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:35 AM (ptqGC)
We lost a good one today, and we are poorer for it.RIP Herman Cain.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (N39Ws)

272 Goya had a fear of going insane and like many other Romantics of his era, explored the relationship between sanity and insanity.

I think most of the commenters here feel like we're exploring the relationship between sanity and insanity these days.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (DMUuz)

273 Herman Cain , who has been battling cancer has passed away.

article I read said he had beaten cancer in 2006 and only mentions covid as the cause of death. Who is reporting cancer?

Posted by: DanMan at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (XTiHL)

274 270 I stopped reading at 170. Your point is NOT taken.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (dNzKv)

========

This new meme entertains me.

Troll brought us something good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (UWqZJ)

275 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

I feel the same way.. RIP...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (Zmnko)

276 Like clockwork
The Daily Mail -
Herman Cain DIES of COVID-19 after going to Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask

Posted by: redridinghood at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (wiXsO)

277 Host Herman Cain Is Dead from Coronavirus

and cancer, but mostly ..

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (yQpMk)

278 Joe Scarborough made a semi-snarky comment about Cain a few days ago.

Progs are about to show once again how evil they are pigs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

279 260 Bobby, do you like gladiator movies?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:45 AM (dNzKv)

you ever seen a grown man naked?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (JFO2v)

280 Just wait until they find out that Cain got murdered by the White Patriarchal System of Racism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (UWqZJ)

...and Russia!

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (X/Pw5)

281 278 Joe Scarborough made a semi-snarky comment about Cain a few days ago.

Progs are about to show once again how evil they are pigs.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:47 AM (+y/Ru)

========

Good for them since they sill control the farm and the paint.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (UWqZJ)

282 Dunkin Donuts to close 800 stores this year.
Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (EiNjl)


Lots of people with indian accents out of work, baby back ribs better baby!

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (dNzKv)

283 ...the size isn't apparent unless you see it from the side.
His Noseship (as Flashman called him!)
https://tinyurl.com/y2v9a72j

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (an7Mv)

284 Herman Cain DIES of COVID-19 after going to Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask

Seriously? So Trump killed him?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (Zmnko)

285 Well, Cain wasn't a great man like George Floyd.

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His big problem was never getting physically assaulted by Democrats before becoming a Democrat and having kids protest exactly the same Democrat rule that he was assaulted under.

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 10:48 AM (PitRX)

286 "The Third of May, 1808" is almost Impressionistic.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:43 AM (UAMe5)

Yeah. Goya and Turner, and some say Sir Joshua Reynolds, were ahead of their time.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (VQp/A)

287 "Who?

- Democrats, BLM antifa, students, and 99% of black people



Well, Cain wasn't a great man like George Floyd."

No f'n sht. Will HC's body be paraded all over the county with proclamations of how he showed what can happen to a black man in this country who didn't live like a thug?

Posted by: f'd at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (Tnijr)

288 RIP Herman Cain. I always liked the man and it is a pity he didn't get the nomination 2012.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (ykYG2)

289 265
Dunkin Donuts to close 800 stores this year.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (EiNjl)
450 of them are locations within Speedway gas stations which was previously announced.
But in the northeast, they are on every street corner so who'll notice the other 350?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (N39Ws)

290 Dunkin Donuts to close 800 stores this year.
Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at July 30, 2020 10:46 AM (EiNjl)
*******
Guess branching out to more than Coffee & Donuts didn't work out to well

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (1Dmt5)

291 BidenPlus15 at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (100Bu)

F'n troll

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (Zmnko)

292 Speaking of Hell, I was in Phoenix at the Mayo Clinic on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday--temperature was 111+ each day and with the required mask in all locations, I imagine that I was in hell. It was insane. The "new normal."

Posted by: FIIGMO at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (Qf08A)

293 His passing will sadly go unmentioned by MSM media


They will notice enough to ridicule and dance on his grave.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 30, 2020 10:44 AM


They already are. Half of the story was about how he attended Trump's Tulsa rally before testing positive.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (ejd/p)

294 Nobody told old Herman it's just the flu I suppose.

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So it was pneumonia and not the cancer?

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (PitRX)

295 On February 13, 2020, the U.S. Mint released a quarter honoring the National Park of American Samoa in Utulei, American Samoa. The quarter is the first release of 2020 and the 51st release of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

Despite the tropical downpour, the quarter launch ceremony was attended by approximately 800 people, including 500 children. The ceremony included cultural performances by local students. Following the launch ceremony, the Territorial Bank of American Samoa exchanged $7,000 in quarters.

The National Park of American Samoa Quarter features a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup, evoking the remarkable care and energy that the species puts into their offspring. The design promotes awareness to the species' threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting. The National Park of American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat.

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (3aI0K)

296 BidenPlus15- I hope you fucking croak of ass cancer. Fuck off and die.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 30, 2020 10:51 AM (5ZC0v)

297 BidenPlus15 at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (100Bu)

F'n troll

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (Zmnko)

BidenInHisMouth

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:51 AM (X/Pw5)

298 Fcuk this troll, in particular.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 30, 2020 10:51 AM (ejd/p)

299 MSN.com is reporting Cain died of Coronavirus

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM (VQp/A)

300 Some of those fruit bats get so large they call them flying foxes.

Posted by: Jill Biden at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM (xfb67)

301 So it was pneumonia and not the cancer?


and being just short of 75 years old. I think poor Herman fits right into our known morbidity group.

He will be missed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM (yQpMk)

302 So it was pneumonia and not the cancer?

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I ask this with some authority.

My family is currently under house arrest with one positive instance of the Chinese Lung AIDS, but no one can tell. We're going swimming in a minute.

Then water balloons.

Hopefully we won't die before hot dogs this evening.

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM (PitRX)

303 145 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.
Posted by: klaftern at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (RuIsu)

HazMat suit.
But we can decorate them!!

Posted by: Flyover at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM (Rbu5d)

304 Some of those fruit bats get so large they call them flying foxes.
Posted by: Jill Biden at July 30, 2020 10:52 AM


Leave the bats alone, they're Samoan.

Posted by: Jules Winfield at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (ejd/p)

305 300 MSN.com is reporting Cain died of Coronavirus

And it's because of trump's rally and no mask

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (Zmnko)

306 Wow. The Lewis funeral looks like it's going to be packed.

We've lost four dear members of our church since the WuFlu, and couldn't have services for any of them.

Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (ptqGC)

307 Matt Drudge to his credit didn't pick out the ghouls, he picked out NewsMax which has handled Cain's career with respect. Also NewsMax doesn't single out Trump's rally as the point of infection.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (ykYG2)

308 Greetings:

Is that Sumo going on in the middle ???

Posted by: 11B40 at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (evgyj)

309 There is a link about Herman Cain in the sidebar.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (ORD9/)

310 253- I am so heartbroken to hear the news about Herman Cain, been worried for weeks about him and now this awful news.

Posted by: redridinghood

After reading his twitter feed I thought of you,redridinghood. Since he was hospitalized you often thought of him and how he was progressing. You truly keep him in your thoughts/prayers.

So, Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son.

Posted by: old chick at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (sOete)

311 Everyone knows you can't catch coronavirus at a two week funeral for a black man.

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (PitRX)

312 NBC back to John Lewis funeral with Valarie Jarret.
Meghan McCain must be pissed.

Posted by: Auspex at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (Xo3T0)

313 307 Wow. The Lewis funeral looks like it's going to be packed.

We've lost four dear members of our church since the WuFlu, and couldn't have services for any of them.

Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (ptqGC)


Let them talk and turn it into Wellstone 2: Democrat Electoral Crash 'n Burn Boogaloo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (s2VJv)

314 Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there

And Clinton and W ... bet it will be a Trump bashing affair

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (Zmnko)

315 240 234 And yet, Pelosi, Schummer, Nadler, et al are still breathing. RIP Mr. Cain.
Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:39 AM (0KPVR)

If you were running the transcendent realms, would *you* be in a big hurry to let those bastards in?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 10:40 AM (/EuRN)

You have no idea! We're having to expand Cainia at an unprecedented rate. It was built to house three traitors, and now we're receiving reservations for dozens - every day! My construction teams have been working around the clock. I've even had to conscript from the higher circles to keep up with demand.

*sigh*

No rest for the wicked.

Posted by: S.A. Tan, CEO Infernus Corporation at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (qLjRe)

316 Dunkin Donuts to close 800 stores this year.

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Defunding the police wasn't enough?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (+y/Ru)

317 Leave the bats alone, they're Samoan.

Posted by: Jules Winfield at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM (ejd/p)

Don't eat the bats.

Posted by: BignJames at July 30, 2020 10:55 AM (X/Pw5)

318 304
145 Dr. F considering mandatory galoshes.

Posted by: klaftern at July 30, 2020 10:21 AM (RuIsu)



HazMat suit.

But we can decorate them!!


sure, sure. we *can* decorate them now, but before long we'll have a mandatory quota of flair.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 30, 2020 10:55 AM (sGtp+)

319 The National Park of American Samoa is the only park in the United States that is home to the Samoan fruit bat.

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (3aI0K)

Strange, that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 30, 2020 10:55 AM (uquGJ)

320 315 Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there

And Clinton and W ... bet it will be a Trump bashing affair
Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 10:54 AM (Zmnko)

========

Theory:

The left is killing its elder statesmen in an effort to get as many funerals and harangues against Trump in as possible between now and November.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:55 AM (UWqZJ)

321 Sad about Herman Cain

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

322 163 I'm confused as to how the China Flu would get normal folks if they were permitted to go to a loved one's funeral but it doesn't harm any of the legion of elites that, with the blessing of the state, are attending Lewis's funeral marathons?
Posted by: dingbat at July 30, 2020 10:27 AM (0KPVR)

The virus is smart, see, and it is able to differentiate between righteous gatherings, see, like riots and over-blown funerals, and unrighteous gatherings, like Trump rallies and grocery store shoppers.

See?

Posted by: Flyover at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (Rbu5d)

323 Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018
Posted by: SMOD


How the heck did you know that?

* glares suspiciously *

You read all the way to the bottom of the article, didn't you?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (DMUuz)

324 Fuck off, troll.

RIP Herman Cain, an early bellwether that business as usual was unacceptable to the GOP base.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (y7DUB)

325 The governor of Ohio walked back that ban on prescribing HCQ for wuflu. I guess someone threatened a lawsuit or two.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (YynYJ)

326 The GDP drop was actually lower than expected. I don't know if this is good news or just more proof that economists are never right about anything.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 30, 2020 10:57 AM (xfb67)

327 Speaking of Hell, I was in Phoenix at the Mayo Clinic on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday--temperature was 111+ each day and with the required mask in all locations, I imagine that I was in hell. It was insane. The "new normal."
Posted by: FIIGMO at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (Qf08A)

It's a mass hysteria. History will see it as such.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 30, 2020 10:57 AM (qLjRe)

328 It just aint right that Herman's gone and we have to still endure the re-animated mummy Ginsburg.

Posted by: f'd at July 30, 2020 10:58 AM (Tnijr)

329 UNICEF nutrition program chief Victor Aguayo noted that the most harm is
being done "by having schools closed, by having primary health care
services disrupted, by having nutritional programs dysfunctional."

Posted by: SMOD at July 30, 2020 10:58 AM (3aI0K)

330 171...
Help wanted signs all over the place here. Once the BS gets lifted, it is gonna roar.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 30, 2020 10:28 AM (axyOa)

That's the real reason for the continued stomping on the Constitution.

Posted by: Flyover at July 30, 2020 10:58 AM (Rbu5d)

331 I wouldn't be surprised to see McCain's spawn speaking via Skype to tell everyone how Lewis and her daddy were besties and patriots, unlike OrangeManBad.

Nothing would surprise me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:59 AM (ptqGC)

332 The governor of Ohio walked back that ban on prescribing HCQ for wuflu. I guess someone threatened a lawsuit or two.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (YynYJ)
-----
I don't see how, legally, they can do that. There is Federal law protecting physicians who do off-label prescriptions.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 10:59 AM (UAMe5)

333 Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2020 10:53 AM


TFG giving your eulogy.

Discuss.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 30, 2020 10:59 AM (DMUuz)

334 So if hordes can attend Lewis's funeral why can't people vote in person? I highly doubt we will be hearing about any Chinese flu cases from people who went there

Posted by: It's me donna at July 30, 2020 11:00 AM (Zmnko)

335 There is Federal law

-

We don't live in that country anymore.

Posted by: Charles Darwin twerking in Congress at July 30, 2020 11:00 AM (PitRX)

336 Speaking of Hell, I was in Phoenix at the Mayo Clinic on Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday--temperature was 111+ each day and with the
required mask in all locations, I imagine that I was in hell. It was
insane. The "new normal."

Posted by: FIIGMO at July 30, 2020 10:50 AM (Qf08A)

Suppose to hit 117 today, glad to hear you made it through when it was a little cooler.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 30, 2020 11:00 AM (DjiZK)

337 289 Posted by: BidenPlus15 at July 30, 2020 10:49 AM (100Bu)


Your nic sounds like Biden's idea of a dream date.

Sniff, sniff.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 30, 2020 11:00 AM (s2VJv)

338 I was surprised that after liver and colon cancer, that he succumbed to this. I feel very bad about this, he was a favorite.

Posted by: CN at July 30, 2020 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

339 FTSB - Rest in Peace: Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, who had been diagnosed with coronavirus, has died at age 74
David French's Twitter-Fingers are starting to twitch... "How can I use this death to attack Christians who don't agree with me that we should make the entire government an abortion mill?"



It's funny 'cause it's true.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 30, 2020 11:01 AM (yQpMk)

340 Rock you like a Herman Cain

Posted by: Scorpions at July 30, 2020 11:02 AM (6mvRv)

341 Fruit bats often eat naturally fermented fruits and have shown a high tolerance for alcohol that scientists can't explain.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 30, 2020 11:02 AM (xfb67)

342 Dunkin Donuts is closing all the shops inside the gas stations. Those contracts ran out. They want to spend their money more wisely apparently.

Posted by: Jaimo at July 30, 2020 11:02 AM (/Kt3K)

343 Obama is giving the eulogy. And I'll just stop right there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

I wonder if he'll get around to mentioning Lewis amid all the me, myself, and I.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 30, 2020 11:02 AM (+y/Ru)

344 RIP Herman Cain, an early bellwether that business as usual was unacceptable to the GOP base.
Posted by: Captain Hate at July 30, 2020 10:56 AM (y7DUB)

He had a lot of good ideas. Shame that the party wasn't willing to look past failed marriages at the time. We'll never get a perfect person to carry our banner, because perfect people don't exist.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at July 30, 2020 11:03 AM (qLjRe)

345 Kris, thanks for your thoughts on this work. I would never have noticed the smile on the sitting figure!

When I look at the two central figures grappling with each other, I see this:
The leftmost figure reminds me of an exhausted boxer, practically hanging onto the other figure; almost crying on his shoulder in despair. The rightmost figure seems to be looking up to heaven, maybe praying for delivery from the asylum and his own insanity.
I could see how Goya was deeply affected by this scene.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 30, 2020 11:03 AM (wtvvX)

346 First we got a fruit bat.

Then we got Samoa fruit bats.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 30, 2020 11:03 AM (Fc5rx)

347 Alternate painting title:

The Barrel

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 30, 2020 11:04 AM (wtvvX)

348 I think Goya painted the subjects nude because....they were nude. It's an 18th century sanitarium. It's a grim painting of a grim scene. And as is stated in the caption, Goya at this stage of his life was probably not in a mood to sugar coat anything and I doubt he was aiming for any deep allegory in this painting. He didn't care who saw it, so there's no motive to hide any message in it. The theme of the anaylsis is valid but I think it reads a bit too much into this one.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 30, 2020 11:04 AM (Dc5Qe)

349 Isn't Lewis past his sell by date?

Posted by: Archer at July 30, 2020 11:06 AM (gmo/4)

350

Best donut holes I ever ate were in a DD, at a truck stop, in the northern Philippines. Hot, cooked onsite, delicious beyond belief...

Posted by: Big Boy at July 30, 2020 11:06 AM (d6DSt)

351 348 I think Goya painted the subjects nude because....they were nude. It's an 18th century sanitarium. It's a grim painting of a grim scene. And as is stated in the caption, Goya at this stage of his life was probably not in a mood to sugar coat anything and I doubt he was aiming for any deep allegory in this painting. He didn't care who saw it, so there's no motive to hide any message in it. The theme of the anaylsis is valid but I think it reads a bit too much into this one.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 30, 2020 11:04 AM (Dc5Qe)

Sure. That's possible too. Sometimes a nude is just a nude.

Posted by: Kris at July 30, 2020 11:07 AM (VQp/A)

352 Theory:

The left is killing its elder statesmen in an effort to get as many funerals and harangues against Trump in as possible between now and November.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, running from a biplane in a cornfield at July 30, 2020 10:55 AM (UWqZJ)

I'll see your dead senator and raise you a technically still alive supreme court justice.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 30, 2020 11:07 AM (/EuRN)

353 That is truly annoying that we can have a two week funeral for John Lewis and a free for all for George Floyd yet I couldn't have a service for my dad for 4 months. Finally was able to get a group together at a funeral home this past Saturday. He died on March 24. What a joke.

Posted by: Jaimo at July 30, 2020 11:07 AM (/Kt3K)

354 Get back to me when someone does something other than complain.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 30, 2020 10:33 AM (ZLI7S)


No one does. That's what I am pissed about.

Nobody does anything.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 30, 2020 11:08 AM (2JVJo)

355 Karen in the house !!!!

Posted by: Chico Escuela: Vidas Negras Cuentan at July 30, 2020 11:08 AM (IL6Hc)

356 Nood punk monkey

Posted by: Captain Obvious, of the sloop John B. at July 30, 2020 11:09 AM (UAMe5)

357 Asshoes & Jaimo

This is similar to the extravagant public spectacles at funerals of Cromwellian England , Revolutionary France, Stalinist Russia, and Nazi Germany.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 30, 2020 11:11 AM (u82oZ)

358 The governor of Ohio walked back that ban on prescribing HCQ for wuflu. I guess someone threatened a lawsuit or two.

I still can't figure out how a ban even got considered. WTF difference does it make to anybody who gets what medicine?

The downside is that having politicians pick and choose who gets what treatment is the whole point of socialized medicine which the Leftards have wanted for decades. Easier to rid themselves of dissenters that way.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Mask Rebel at July 30, 2020 11:14 AM (HaL55)

359 Thanks so much, Kris. I always learn so much from these, and it's a creative kick in the pants.

Posted by: Filly at July 30, 2020 11:52 AM (FSZly)

360 I may not be the first commenter to say this, but "The Yard of a Madhouse" reminds me of The Garden of CHAZ.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, also a Karen at July 30, 2020 01:01 PM (rCwaK)

361 Kris, Thank you for posting about this painting.

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at July 30, 2020 01:47 PM (oMkPq)

362 Great post.

Posted by: vermontaigne at July 30, 2020 04:06 PM (THvM0)

363 OK, I'm in agreement with the lib commies on boycotting Goya. Art, that is.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at July 30, 2020 08:06 PM (SH7Tr)

364 That reminds me of the comments on "The Nation"'s Facebook page.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at July 30, 2020 10:42 PM (Su9Le)

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