Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay
Martin Johnson Heade

My original plan for this morning was a meticulously painted watercolor by an 20th century American artist named John Stuart Ingle. Titled "Still Life With Watermelon," it was tremendously pleasing and interesting, but because of the oddities of copyright law I was unable to find a large enough version.

So who has lost out? Undoubtedly the artist's heirs, who because of their short-term greed have prevented the readership of a smart military blog from learning about an interesting but not-very-well-known American artist. Perhaps a few of you would have been intrigued by his work and bought prints or perhaps an original, but we will never know!

How does preventing AoSHQ from using his work for non-commercial purposes serve anyone? I am puzzled.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Damn, we could use some
Rain.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (U2p+3)

3 Boom goes the dynamite.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

4 Nice. Water...lightning...snipers, I like it.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (/IXBP)

5 Not red enough for California fires. Bugly pic

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (ONvIw)

6 Dark. Very dark. Dawn must be coming.

Posted by: Boneless Pork Rectum (R-Utah) at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (gtNWf)

7 You do NOT want to be on that beach.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

8 Looks technically skilled enough but doesn't really seem to have much impact. And congrats Sponge.

Posted by: Someguy at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (PyjNl)

9 Wouldn't want an aluminum mast.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

10 That painting exactly fits my mood.

I'm beginning to think I need to spend each weekend sleeping and nothing else.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2020 09:32 AM (2JVJo)

11 To celebrate this, I will crack open a six-pack of Narangasett, if only to read the message in the bottle caps.

Posted by: stumck at September 14, 2020 09:32 AM (w9Wax)

12 Thunderstorms on sailboats can be quite unnerving.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:32 AM (U2p+3)

13 I hope the artist made it home before the weather hit. Looks ugly, indeed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2020 09:33 AM (gtNWf)

14 Those boats better get off the water in a hurry.

I like it.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2020 09:33 AM (Rvt88)

15 Stahms commin

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:33 AM (dNzKv)

16 Far too dark to hang anywhere. Depressing

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

17 I prefer this over some watermelons.

Posted by: Eli Cash at September 14, 2020 09:34 AM (67sg6)

18 The boats have a built in lightning rod, so there is that. Don't be the tallest boat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:34 AM (dNzKv)

19 Those are the clouds that used to frighten me as a kid. Dark and ominous.

Enjoy.

Off to work I go.

CWYL.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

20

The bay is actually an ocean of raw crude, which the lightening will ignite resulting in global incineration and finally freeing us of the pain of this mortal world...

Posted by: Victory Mish 2020 at September 14, 2020 09:34 AM (IL6Hc)

21 CBD,
Were you talking about watermelons or boobs?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (U2p+3)

22
Need to clean up that oil spill. If lightning strike, KABOOM!!

*not the cereal

Posted by: stumck at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (w9Wax)

23 I want to make snark, but, damn.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (dGKUu)

24 Were you talking about watermelons or boobs?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (U2p+3)


Mmmmmmmm.....boobs......

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

25 Storm's a comin'...

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 14, 2020 09:36 AM (ZHDqf)

26 I hope the artist made it home before the weather hit. Looks ugly, indeed.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2020 09:33 AM (gtNWf)


There's an apocryphal story about George V at an exhibit of an artist who specialized in rain-lashed landscapes. When the king was introduced to the painter, he said, "pity you always had such awful weather when you painted."

I like the story of his valet coming in one morning and asking, "Did Your Majesty see the story in the Times ? Some damned fool paid a thousand pounds for a stamp."

To which the king, a noted collector, said, "I was that damned fool."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2020 09:36 AM (2JVJo)

27 I've been caught hiking in deep woods during thunderstorms, but thankfully never on a boat. It's unnerving enough in the woods.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 09:36 AM (jbF6h)

28 I like this one. It looks like my kind of yatch club.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2020 09:36 AM (UixLE)

29 oh no! I just saw the sidebar. RIP Hank.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:36 AM (dNzKv)

30 The cabin boys will need mucho comforting tonight!

Posted by: Capn Ned (Raging Queen) at September 14, 2020 09:37 AM (JFO2v)

31 Were you talking about watermelons or boobs?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (U2p+3)

Mmmmmmmm.....boobs......
Posted by: Sponge



Bewbs the size of watermelons!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:37 AM (dGKUu)

32 I really like the contrast between the light foreground and the dark background. And how the lightening bolt divides the background but is just off center.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

33 Been there, did that.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 14, 2020 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

34 I fucked up that formatting, I see.

I'd better get to work and wish the next seven hours vanish quickly. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2020 09:38 AM (2JVJo)

35 Now that is a beautiful painting. I could look at it for hours.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 09:38 AM (v16oJ)

36 I like this painting, but it's too dreary to hang.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2020 09:38 AM (H5knJ)

37
Now I'm Just Mailing It In - a limerick

A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

38 You want Still Life with Watermelons ? Frida got you covered. Here it is.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxpj3dqz

Posted by: runner at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

39 I've been caught hiking in deep woods during thunderstorms, but thankfully never on a boat. It's unnerving enough in the woods.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


Have always heard "never stand under a tree" during a lightning storm. Never understood why.

Then saw a picture that was taken at moment of impact showing the lightning running down the tree and extending out in all directions.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (dGKUu)

40 Is that Odysseus carrying that oar?

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (X/Pw5)

41 18
The boats have a built in lightning rod, so there is that. Don't be the tallest boat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Also, be faster than your companions, so as to avoid water bears.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 09:40 AM (v16oJ)

42 So, curiosity had me looking up Still Life with Watermelon.

https://tinyurl.com/yy97623c

Posted by: redridinghood at September 14, 2020 09:40 AM (+YYKs)

43 Bewbs the size of watermelons!
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:37 AM (dGKUu)


Grandfather Poppins used to say, "More than a handful isn't nearly enough." A wise man.

And now, goodbye.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 14, 2020 09:40 AM (2JVJo)

44 May I suggest works of the Pennsylvania Impressionist school for future art threads?

Posted by: josephistan at September 14, 2020 09:40 AM (Izzlo)

45 42 So, curiosity had me looking up Still Life with Watermelon.

https://tinyurl.com/yy97623c

The melon looks like it's laughing. Or, perhaps crying in pain.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 09:42 AM (jbF6h)

46 So who has lost out? Undoubtedly the artist's heirs, who because of their short-term greed have prevented the readership of a smart military blog from learning about an interesting but not-very-well-known American artist. Perhaps a few of you would have been intrigued by his work and bought prints or perhaps an original, but we will never know!

How does preventing AoSHQ from using his work for non-commercial purposes serve anyone? I am puzzled.

========

American copyright law is my white whale. I hate it.

Back to 14 years with an option to extend it another 14 years once.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 09:42 AM (LvTSG)

47 37
Now I'm Just Mailing It In - a limerick

A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

48 This thunderstorm looks a lot more impressive than the dull grayness I'm seeing here, with the hurricane coming.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 09:43 AM (rpbg1)

49 Literal Painting Title Week at the HQ?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:45 AM (NWiLs)

50 Old Mexican gas station guy: "He says ders a storm comin'."

Sarah Connor: "I know...."

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2020 09:45 AM (dfRN6)

51
Hold That Pose For One More Second - a limerick

A scene that is terrible and frightening
And the rainstorm is quite sphincter-tightening
But did he paint really fast
Or just did it half-assed
In order to capture that lightning!


Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:46 AM (Fc5rx)

52 Lighting usually doesn't have that much travel along the x-axis from start to end does it? It just looks so odd to me.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 09:46 AM (2fGCR)

53 The painting is a calendar. September 1st is on the left hand side, November 3rd is on the right.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

54 As the Ingle family pounds sand...

Posted by: klaftern at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM (RuIsu)

55 Now I'm Just Mailing It In - a limerick

A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.
Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

"Best not chance it"
"Use the phone handset"
"It's a blown gasket"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM (NWiLs)

56 Lightning. Dammit

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM (2fGCR)

57 I like this one. Good color and detail.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM (E+OcO)

58 Stahms commin
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:33 AM


Ayuh.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM (ejd/p)

59 A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.


Crap, I've got no Pompedous of transit

How's that?

Posted by: DanMan at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (RusNE)

60 Now I'm Just Mailing It In - a limerick

A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.
Posted by: Kris


Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (dGKUu)

61 The clouds prepare for battle
In the dark and brooding silence
Briused and sullen stormclouds
Have the light of day obscured
Leaning low and ominous
In twilight premature
Thunderheads are rumbling
In a distant overture...

- Prof. Neil Peart (1952-2020), Canadian poet and percussionist

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (SSJSf)

62 Is that Odysseus carrying that oar?
Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM


JackStraw.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

63 Were you talking about watermelons or boobs?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 09:35 AM (U2p+3)

Yes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (xT2tT)

64 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (dNzKv)

65 This is a loss for John Stuart Ingle.

I'm glad to know that Ace lives bigly off the huge amounts of money we Morons give him. I may have to cut my donation from $120 K per month to a paltry $110 K per month. Gotta' fund those COB dental plans.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (9IdCK)

66 Now I'm Just Mailing It In - a limerick

A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.
Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

"Best not chance it"
"Use the phone handset"
"It's a blown gasket"
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM


Their exodus was made by mass transit?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (ejd/p)

67 How does preventing AoSHQ from using his work for non-commercial purposes serve anyone? I am puzzled.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM


Hey. If you really want to get into trouble, post some Led Zeppelin.

*Rick Beato sez Hi!*

Some are moar zealous than others.

Dazed and Confused

https://youtu.be/w772GXG5LnE

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (Z4rgH)

68 Been there, done that. I grew up by Narragansett Bay so that sky is familiar. I suspect the painting has darkened with age or smoke since the sky rarely got that black. I like the way the sunlight, slanting under the approaching clouds and how that highlights the white sails and land in the foreground. He even got the calm water, showing reflections, which is typical until the front gets there and the wind roils the waves.

Check out the Wiki page for Martin Johnson Heade. I'm not a fan of his portraits for the most part but his landscapes, florals, and bird paintings are outstanding.

Posted by: JTB at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

69 The ham in his sandwich went ransett

Posted by: klaftern at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (RuIsu)

70 That's OK, Watermelons are just about out of season anyway.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (gmo/4)

71 A storm is raging around us, we feel its majesty.
The clouds are moving forward unraveling my hidden thoughts.
Embrace the storm.
The storm is blinding our vision as it travels through the fields.
I watch in absolute horror for now I know the day has come.
Embrace the storm.
Now I know we will never behold the sun again.
Our path is perfectly clear: We belong amongst the clouds.
The storm is building inside me, it screams to be released.
It will destroy my silent existence and now I know the day has come.
Embrace the storm.

- Stream of Passion, "Embrace The Storm"

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (SSJSf)

72 Thunderbolts and lightning!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM


Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

73 Serious question:

What's the market demand for "Still Life With Watermelon" prints, paraphernalia, T-shirts, coffee mugs, in-person viewing or even website views that is enriching the heirs of the painter?

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (Fc5rx)

74 Sailors on the Storm
Into this house we're born
Into this marina we're thrown
Sailors on the Storm

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2020 09:51 AM (UixLE)

75 Watermelon is racist.

Posted by: klaftern at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (RuIsu)

76 I'm glad to know that Ace lives bigly off the huge amounts of money we Morons give him. I may have to cut my donation from $120 K per month to a paltry $110 K per month. Gotta' fund those COB dental plans.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (9IdCK)


Ace still owes me a dicksucking from waaay back. He promised me one if I'd read his whole post one day.

Can I get a grand or so from you?

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (Z4rgH)

77 "Still Life with Watermelon" raysis. We goan throw bricks.

Posted by: Commie Thugs of Lancaster, Inc. at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (sWM8x)

78 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (gmo/4)

79 It has boats so art but no primary colors so not pleasing to me.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (2BiKh)

80 So, Narragansett Bay is a metaphor for the US and the coming storms are a metaphor for the heaving fury of the left when Trump wins the election.

This is good. The storm is coming and we have to fight what we can and weather out the rest.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 09:53 AM (9IdCK)

81 We are the storm

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 09:53 AM (s4dNo)

82 Another still life? No loss. Want to take the art world by storm? Paint The Afterlife of a Watermelon. Or The Terrifying Undeath of a Watermelon. Or Zombie Watermelons Crave Fresh Brains. Do something original. Don't be a hack like Ingles and his avaricious heirs.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2020 09:53 AM (H5knJ)

83 BLM newest Saint Munoz

After police tased him, he was arrested. Police found multiple individuals inside the apartment with stabwounds, who indicated that Munoz was responsible. A total of four people were stabbed in the violent incident, with Munoz being charged with a count of aggravated assault for each victim.

zero convictions!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 09:54 AM (JFO2v)

84 What's the market demand for "Still Life With Watermelon" prints, paraphernalia, T-shirts, coffee mugs, in-person viewing or even website views that is enriching the heirs of the painter?

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (Fc5rx)

He tried the commercial market, but lost out.

https://tinyurl.com/y3muqjpb

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 09:54 AM (X/Pw5)

85 Tried to find Ingle's work. Had no idea a search would pull up hundreds of watermelon images, all labeled as "still life". Didn't realize watermelon was so popular in art circles.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at September 14, 2020 09:55 AM (RJCvt)

86 My first job out of college was a buyer for a small grocery chain. Farmers would bring their truck load of watermelons to my warehouse and I would pretend I knew what I was doing when inspecting the product to purchase. It was on the job training but I didn't let anyone know.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 14, 2020 09:55 AM (2BiKh)

87 85 Tried to find Ingle's work. Had no idea a search would pull up hundreds of watermelon images, all labeled as "still life". Didn't realize watermelon was so popular in art circles.
Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at September 14, 2020 09:55 AM (RJCvt)

Because like so many artists they're a lovely shade of commie red on the inside.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

88 There's a storm coming - Stuff Sarah Conner said

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (vcOmj)

89 Got caught out on the river by a sudden storm during crew practice one day in college.

A rowing shell is very low to the water, but you still feel awfully, awfully targety.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dfRN6)

90 Sounds like Rick Beato's lament against Youtube copyright rules. Musicians (and/or their heirs and record companies) keep a tight clamp on who can play snippets of their music in videos, thus denying anyone who MIGHT be interested in them from hearing.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (hku12)

91 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth
Posted by: Archer


Figaro

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dGKUu)

92 9 Wouldn't want an aluminum mast.
Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)


Copper and magnetized steel make much better masts, especially when combined with a copper rod extending 50 feet into the ocean.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (9IdCK)

93 91 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth
Posted by: Archer


Figaro
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dGKUu)

Magnifico!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

94 A friend of mine in Newport, Mike Corcoran, would get a piece of this artist work once in a while, out of one of the big estates in Newport

He would put them in his auction and they always bring pretty serious bucks, like 50-100K

I was out , way out

Posted by: REDACTED at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (O+AcM)

95 Looks like what Thursday's weather here may look like. Effing storm season.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (OUMaO)

96 There's a storm coming - Stuff Sarah Conner said

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM


That was the little kid. She said "I know".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (ejd/p)

97 93 91 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth
Posted by: Archer


Figaro
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dGKUu)

Magnifico!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)


Oh mama Mia let me go

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (2fGCR)

98 Too brown.. and too much black.. not very realistic..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (CjFDo)

99 I love his orchid and swallow paintings. I saw one at the National Gallery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu51J-o3FxU

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (Dc2NZ)

100 Because like so many artists they're a lovely shade of commie red on the inside.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)

That's what you call environmentalists. Watermelons. Green on the outside and Commie red on the inside. I'm sure that's what you were referring to.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (2BiKh)

101 Those copyright issues remind me of the old arguments I have for putting things on tape back in the day.

My thing was I would listen to different songs I taped from various sources...but more often than not, I'd still want the album, so I could get all the songs, and the artwork associated with it. So in a sense, taping songs off the radio or from friends actually benefitted the artist's bottom line.

Just as an digitally accessible version of the artwork would help the artist's cuse for the reason you outlined here.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (SSJSf)

102 Hummingbird! Not swallow.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

103 >>Dawn must be coming.

Nah, they're just breathing heavily.

Posted by: Tony Orlando at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (2M/TV)

104 Looks like Seattle or Portland, after another night of peaceful protesting.

Posted by: RobM1981 at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (EYnmJ)

105 98 Too brown.. and too much black.. not very realistic..
-------------------
This is Dutch weather.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (UixLE)

106 There's a storm coming - Stuff Sarah Conner said

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM

That was the little kid. She said "I know".
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020


*
*

One of the great ending scenes in movie history. Terminator had lots of great dialogue anyway -- something missing from the second one, and I never saw any of the others.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (rpbg1)

107 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth
Posted by: Archer


Figaro
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dGKUu)

Magnifico!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)


Oh mama Mia let me go
Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM


*air guitar*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (ejd/p)

108 Pay no attention to the deranged man with the knife...

Posted by: Commie Thugs of Lancaster, Inc. at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (sWM8x)

109 ho lee fuk

At least 27 phones used by members of special counsel Robert Muellers team had all of their data wiped before an official could review the devices for records, according to documents released on Sept. 10 by the Department of Justice,

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (JFO2v)

110 Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (CjFDo)

111 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFL4GS0Sn7Q

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (SSJSf)

112 FWIW the artist's entry on Wikipedia is garbage.

Also, a lotta "still life with watermelon" entries out there.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (OUMaO)

113 ho lee fuk

At least 27 phones used by members of special counsel Robert Muellers team had all of their data wiped before an official could review the devices for records, according to documents released on Sept. 10 by the Department of Justice,
Posted by: rhennigantx


Two phones were supposedly wiled twice.
But ignore that.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:00 AM (dGKUu)

114 Tried to find Ingle's work. Had no idea a search would pull up hundreds of watermelon images, all labeled as "still life". Didn't realize watermelon was so popular in art circles.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at September 14, 2020 09:55 AM (RJCvt)


Iirc, and I think I do, a guy duct taped a banana to a wall and called it 'art'. Someone came in, grabbed the banana off the wall and ate it.

I'm not sure who was the greatest artist here, but I'd be much more inclined to buy a t-shirt of the eater with a shit eating grin.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:00 AM (Z4rgH)

115 107 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM



Very, very frightening.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

Galileo?

Wayne and Garth
Posted by: Archer


Figaro
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (dGKUu)

Magnifico!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM (NWiLs)


Oh mama Mia let me go
Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM

*air guitar*
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (ejd/p)


So I am nothing to you?

Posted by: Beelzebub at September 14, 2020 10:00 AM (dNzKv)

116 Thunderbolts and lightning!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM

Very, very frightening.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ejd/p)


That'll be 13 cents, you guys.

Posted by: Queen's Record Label at September 14, 2020 10:00 AM (hku12)

117 106 There's a storm coming - Stuff Sarah Conner said

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 09:56 AM

That was the little kid. She said "I know".
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020

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One of the great ending scenes in movie history. Terminator had lots of great dialogue anyway -- something missing from the second one, and I never saw any of the others.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (rpbg1)

Give me T1 and T2 any day.

The rest just turn the story into a "choose your own ending" thing from when we were kids.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (SSJSf)

118 That's what you call environmentalists. Watermelons. Green on the outside and Commie red on the inside. I'm sure that's what you were referring to.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (2BiKh)

That was the origin, yes. But the arts crowd tends to be a bunch of commie fucks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (NWiLs)

119 Yipe I ay, yipe I oh
Ghost riders in the sky.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (gmo/4)

120 If Mewler had self-wiping phones, I want a self-wiping ass.

Posted by: Joe Biden, Certainly Not a Stooge at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (sWM8x)

121 Nipped over to the closest Dollar Tree for a few things. The wind is picking up a little, but there's no rain and clouds are not heavy.

On the plus side, nobody said a word about face diapers. And my monthly test at work, scheduled for tomorrow, has been ditched. The email says we should go back and reschedule. Gee, I think I deleted the email with that link. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (rpbg1)

122 Curiously topical picture - about 3 Tuesdays ago, here in Newport, RI, on Narragansett Bay, a squall /thunderstorm came through around 7 o'clock PM, when several fleets were out racing; sustained winds over 75 knots lasted for 1-2 minutes, flattening boats on their sides, swamping 3 boats and sinking 2 more.

Posted by: slash buzz at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (6NGJG)

123 99 I love his orchid and swallow paintings. I saw one at the National Gallery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu51J-o3FxU
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (Dc2NZ)

he painted a wide array of subject matter

I think I saw one of his hummingbird paintings sell for about 150K in NYC

which with the buyer's premium is all of 185K

not bad

Posted by: REDACTED at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (O+AcM)

124 Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (KJ6rX)

125
I just saw a commercial for Principal Financial. It looked very down with the cause. A lot of video of crowds of people with raised fists. These investment companies really think the wave of the future are left wing douchebags which is why they are pandering to them like this and all of the ESG horseshit they are now pushing in their investments..

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (kw5n8)

126 A poncy old New England faggit
Was hanging around Narragansett
He declared "I love sailing
But my backside is ailing
I best return home and not chance it"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:03 AM (NWiLs)

127 At least 27 phones used by members of special counsel Robert Muellers team had all of their data wiped before an official could review the devices for records, according to documents released on Sept. 10 by the Department of Justice,

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 09:59 AM (JFO2v)

Upholding the proud traditions of the DOJ/FBI...entrapment, perjury, selective enforcement,manufacture/destruction of evidence, etc, etc.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:03 AM (X/Pw5)

128 Trump nominated for second Nobel peace prize. Twice as many as Obama!

Posted by: Beelzebub at September 14, 2020 10:03 AM (dNzKv)

129 Too brown.. and too much black.. not very realistic..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (CjFDo)


Wonder if that's a distortion to the online reproduction, that maybe the real thing looks more realistic.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:03 AM (hku12)

130 I didn't say I didn't have a rhyme for Narragansett, I said I didn't have a funny rhyme for Narragansett.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 10:03 AM (Fc5rx)

131 54 As the Ingle family pounds sand...

If Pa hadn't kept moving onto land that wasn't open for homesteading, they wouldn't have had to move so much.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (jbF6h)

132 Evidence that Freddie Mercury may not have been teh ghey. He sings admiringly about chubby girls.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (KJ6rX)

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (dNzKv)

134 Narragansett should seek reparations from Nantucket.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (sWM8x)

135 Queen - Live at Wembley Stadium July 12th, 1986

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (dGKUu)

136
Can't make everybody happy all the time...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

137 125
I just saw a commercial for Principal Financial. It looked very down with the cause. A lot of video of crowds of people with raised fists. These investment companies really think the wave of the future are left wing douchebags which is why they are pandering to them like this and all of the ESG horseshit they are now pushing in their investments..
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (kw5n

I see Target ads advocating for the return of segregation (their support of "black owned businesses").

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (SSJSf)

138 Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:00 AM (Z4rgH)

Pretty sure that was a set-up between "artist", "buyer", and eater. It would count as performance art in that case.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (uquGJ)

139
Narragansett Beer: The Beer Made from Seedless Hops

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (mht8P)

140 "Twice as many as Obama!"

Didn't that mincing ponce receive one for 'Future achievements'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (3D/fK)

141 134 Narragansett should seek reparations from Nantucket.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (sWM8x)

Nantucket is legendary in the limerick world...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

142 Wonder if that's a distortion to the online reproduction, that maybe the real thing looks more realistic.
Posted by: BurtTC
.........

That is very possible.. and age darkens some paintings more depending on the care they have been given over the years.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 14, 2020 10:06 AM (CjFDo)

143 Narragansett should seek reparations from Nantucket.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis


Awwww, just ....

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:06 AM (dGKUu)

144 Remember when I told you guys we had a lot of snow a week ago? Well today's forecast is for a high of 94 F with smoke and red flag warning.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 10:06 AM (gmo/4)

145 One of the great ending scenes in movie history. Terminator had lots of great dialogue anyway -- something missing from the second one, and I never saw any of the others.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (rpbg1)

Give me T1 and T2 any day.

The rest just turn the story into a "choose your own ending" thing from when we were kids.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:01 AM (SSJSf)


Terminator movies suffer from the same problem as lots of other movie "franchises." The first one made money.

So everything else after that serves pretty much just one purpose: Make more money.

This will almost always be at odds with coherent, satisfying storytelling.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:07 AM (hku12)

146 Narragansett Beer: The Beer Made from Seedless Hops

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (mht8P)

Uhhh....nevermind.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:07 AM (X/Pw5)

147 A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening
Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.
Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

"Best not chance it"
"Use the phone handset"
"It's a blown gasket"
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 09:47 AM

Their exodus was made by mass transit?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (ejd/p)

Last line

But the sun broke through, an orange exit.

Booyah. Rhyming with orange!

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:07 AM (e8vAd)

148 Crap,I've got no funny rhymes for Narragansett



Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Fc5rx)

=================
Here, I'll help:
There once was a girl from Nantucket
A town not far from Naragansett....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2020 10:07 AM (gtNWf)

149 What did they expect Cruz to do? Did they expect him to say "Oh yes, if Trump nominates me to SCOTUS I will gladly accept... oh and by the way please donate to my re-election campaign."

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (dNzKv)

150 One of the great ending scenes in movie history. Terminator had lots of great dialogue anyway -- something missing from the second one, and I never saw any of the others.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (rpbg1)

Give me T1 and T2 any day.

The rest just turn the story into a "choose your own ending" thing from when we were kids.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020


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T2 seemed to lose all the vibrant stuff that made the first film go, and went with special effects and a bratty kid. This junior juvenile delinquent is going to be the savior of humanity vs. Skynet? Don't think so.

T1 had great lines.

A kid tips his ice cream cone into Sarah's apron at work. As she discovers it, her coworker says philosophically, "Look at it this way. In a hundred years, who's gonna care?" (The gag being that everything about Sarah Connor's last day before the Terminator arrived will be of historical interest.)

Paul Winfield and Lance Henriksen, the cops, are talking at the police station. Winfield is preparing a cup of coffee. Henriksen mutters under his breath, "That coffee's two hours old." Winfield doesn't hear and keeps talking. Henriksen, again under his breath: "I put a cigarette out in it just now."

Again Winfield pays no attention; but a line or two later, after sipping from the coffee, he asks Henriksen, "Gimme a cigarette."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (rpbg1)

151 A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening

'Cause they speak of the pompatous of love.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (jbF6h)

152 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:05 AM (SSJSf)

Not like Be Like Mao gives a damn about black-owned businesses. Seem to be a favorite target for burning, if anything.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (uquGJ)

153 Nantucket is legendary in the limerick world...
Posted by: Insomniac



Nantucket can suck it!

(Bumper stickers seen in Narragansett)

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (dGKUu)

154 Durer's "Portrait of Oswald Krell" would be perfect for capturing the 2020 zeitgeist.

I think it anticipates "The Scream." Durer understood free floating angst.

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:09 AM (Cssks)

155 86
My first job out of college was a buyer for a small grocery chain.
Farmers would bring their truck load of watermelons to my warehouse and I
would pretend I knew what I was doing when inspecting the product to
purchase. It was on the job training but I didn't let anyone know.

Posted by: Weaning is hard


Weaning: "this watermelon is juicy, ripe, and ready to eat.
Farmer: "Son, that's a turnip".

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 10:09 AM (v16oJ)

156 151 A man from near Narragansett
In a rainstorm decided to chance it
The thunder and lightning
Were awesome and frightening

'Cause they speak of the pompatous of love.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:08 AM (jbF6h)

Really love your Narragansett
Wanna shake your tree...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:09 AM (NWiLs)

157 Here, I'll help:
There once was a girl from Nantucket

A town not far from Naragansett....


Posted by: Huck Follywood


Where her lazy ass set...

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (dGKUu)

158 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Mustang at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (Izzlo)

159 39 ...

Have always heard "never stand under a tree" during a lightning storm. Never understood why.

Then saw a picture that was taken at moment of impact showing the lightning running down the tree and extending out in all directions.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 09:39 AM (dGKUu)


One of my great-grandfathers (Moses Hill Granberry) was working his Mississippi field in 1923 and sought shelter under a tree when a thunderstorm came.

He was killed when lightning struck the tree. I'm sure the details were horrific.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (9IdCK)

160 Terminator movies suffer from the same problem as lots of other movie "franchises." The first one made money.

So everything else after that serves pretty much just one purpose: Make more money.

This will almost always be at odds with coherent, satisfying storytelling.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020


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I'll agree that there was more story to be told after the end of T1, the preparation for the "storm" and the like. But a second, "good" Terminator sent back, an overmuscled, gun-wielding Sarah, and a bratty kid? Not the way to go.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (rpbg1)

161 "Hi, neighbor! Have a 'Gansett!"

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:11 AM (Cssks)

162 Curiously topical picture - about 3 Tuesdays ago,
here in Newport, RI, on Narragansett Bay, a squall /thunderstorm came
through around 7 o'clock PM, when several fleets were out racing;
sustained winds over 75 knots lasted for 1-2 minutes, flattening boats
on their sides, swamping 3 boats and sinking 2 more.



Posted by: slash buzz at September 14, 2020 10:02 AM (6NGJG)

==================
And everyone hopefully survived?

Posted by: Concerned Mount Gay Supplier to Newport at September 14, 2020 10:11 AM (gtNWf)

163 161 "Hi, neighbor! Have a 'Gansett!"
Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:11 AM (Cssks)

If thirst is a boil, this'll lance it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 14, 2020 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

164 Evidence that Freddie Mercury may not have been teh ghey. He sings admiringly about chubby girls.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM (KJ6rX)


Eh, right. Totally cancels out all the dudes he was banging.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:12 AM (hku12)

165 One of my great-grandfathers (Moses Hill Granberry) was working his Mississippi field in 1923 and sought shelter under a tree when a thunderstorm came.

He was killed when lightning struck the tree. I'm sure the details were horrific.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020


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My mother told me she was nearly struck by lightning when she was about 12. Not sure if it was in Canada or in Florida, but she told me that they had the family radio on the porch of the house, and she was standing near the antenna wire. Bang! She woke up a few minutes later and her family told her what had happened. No lasting effects, but it could have been a lot worse.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:12 AM (rpbg1)

166
Evidence that Freddie Mercury may not have been teh ghey. He sings admiringly about chubby girls.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM


false flag op

Posted by: AltonJackson (Click here for the MiMoMe!!!) at September 14, 2020 10:13 AM (N2K+q)

167 Burt

Freddie was a catcher, not a pitcher. A bottom, not a top.

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (Cssks)

168 I'm going to just wait for Schenectady.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (Fc5rx)

169 When trying to rhyme "Narragansett"
Some times you just get close and chance it
But as Muldoon can see
And I greatly agree
That the results will likely be rancid!

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (OUMaO)

170 Some years ago, I had a rare and unique opportunity to walk the woods behind the house I grew up in with my acrfoss-the-street buddy from those days (sadly since deceased.)

We decided to find our old fort that we built when we were 10 and maintained and improved till we were about 16 and cars and girls took over our lives.

The big double-trunked tree that had served as it's backdrop had been hit by loghtning at some point over the years and just shattered all over the place, pretty thoroughly destroying any trace of our old childhood fort. We did find some nails and scraps of wood, and a padlock, though we suspect the padlock was from a later generation of kids who took over our fort.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (jbF6h)

171 Evidence that Freddie Mercury may not have been teh ghey. He sings admiringly about chubby girls.

I don't think "Fat bottom dudes" would have played as well.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (dNzKv)

172 @164, wait that is gay?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM (KJ6rX)

173 Hey, I know this one.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM (ZLI7S)

174
Terminator movies suffer from the same problem as lots of other movie "franchises." The first one made money.

So everything else after that serves pretty much just one purpose: Make more money.

This will almost always be at odds with coherent, satisfying storytelling.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020


see also: Wars, Star

& sell toys. mustn't forget the selling of toys

Posted by: AltonJackson (Click here for the MiMoMe!!!) at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM (N2K+q)

175 Someone asking for rain?

Well could travel to the mouth of the Mississippi River and be there by midnight tonight, then can experience the cleansing drenching of Tropical Storm Sally as the storm movies ashore.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM (SIo1x)

176 76 ... Gotta' fund those COB dental plans.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020 09:49 AM (9IdCK)

Ace still owes me a d******king from waaay back. He promised me one if I'd read his whole post one day.

Can I get a grand or so from you?
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 09:52 AM (Z4rgH)


I just dropped the check in the mail.

What happens between Ace and cobs stays between Ace and cobs. No pictures, please.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 10:17 AM (9IdCK)

177 Just as an aside, B'more had 50 people shot, 15 of them fatally in the last week.

Chicago had 90 shot, 18 of them fatally.

Adjusting for population, Chicago would have needed in excess of 200 shot, and 60 of them fatally to achieve parity in numbers.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled art thread.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2020 10:17 AM (3D/fK)

178 As for how copyright helps, there is always the case of that dead Communist named Che.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:17 AM (SIo1x)

179 Texas Reporting still totally fucked.

9/13
Test 38,223
Posi 1,840

Reported positive rate to CDC
8.11%

ACTUAL
4.8%

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 10:18 AM (JFO2v)

180 It's Nantucket Sleighride, ya buncha Morons.

https://youtu.be/Oa7pDgF8rrY

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Z4rgH)

181 As for how copyright helps, there is always the case of that dead Communist named Che.
Posted by: Anna Puma



Who was rather a piss poor lay...

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:19 AM (dGKUu)

182 All COVID numbers are bunk.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:19 AM (jbF6h)

183 As for how copyright helps, there is always the case of that dead Communist named Che.
Posted by: Anna Puma


**********

Yeah, perhaps. But until I see thousands of brain-dead Leftists wearing "Still Life With Watermelon" T-shirts I won't think the artist's family is rolling in dough.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 10:20 AM (Fc5rx)

184 180 It's Nantucket Sleighride, ya buncha Morons.

https://youtu.be/Oa7pDgF8rrY
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Z4rgH)

Did someone say Slayride?

Where did I put the collander facemask?

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (e8vAd)

185 So CBD is a meloncholy baby??

Posted by: andycanuck at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (an7Mv)

186 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting Trump v Biden.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)

187 Terminator movies suffer from the same problem as lots of other movie "franchises." The first one made money.

So everything else after that serves pretty much just one purpose: Make more money.

This will almost always be at odds with coherent, satisfying storytelling.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020

*
*

I'll agree that there was more story to be told after the end of T1, the preparation for the "storm" and the like. But a second, "good" Terminator sent back, an overmuscled, gun-wielding Sarah, and a bratty kid? Not the way to go.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (rpbg1)


Yours is not a very popular opinion, as many see the second movie as the better one, but I think I agree with you. The first film is raw, has a lot of heart. The second one is all action.

Not having seen either in years. there's almost nothing that still strikes me about the second. In the first, we witness a young woman becoming who she will be, and that's more compelling of a story than seeing her having become it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (hku12)

188 Nicola: We didn't lie. We said the truck was "in motion" we never said it was under its own power. But it could have been, if we finished it, which we totally could have if we wanted to!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (dNzKv)

189 & sell toys. mustn't forget the selling of toys
Posted by: AltonJackson (Click here for the MiMoMe!!!) at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM


Merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made!

Posted by: Yogurt at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (ejd/p)

190 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 14, 2020 09:57 AM (Dc2NZ)
Nice selection, Eris

Posted by: kallisto at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (DJFLF)

191 So Lewis Hamilton wore an arrest the cops who killed Breonna shirt this weeken. Not sure he understands his audience.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (nFRLh)

192 >>Thunderstorms on sailboats can be quite unnerving.

Nothing like being on the open ocean with lightening bouncing all around while you are standing next to the a giant metal pole.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:22 AM (ZLI7S)

193 What was funny was that all these macho homophobic dudes in the '70's who were really into Queen had absolutely not the slightest clue that Freddie Mercury was gay.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:22 AM (HrMC1)

194 Is a Nantucket Sleighride like a Mexican Wheelbarrow but in the snow??

Posted by: andycanuck at September 14, 2020 10:22 AM (an7Mv)

195 Many gov arms puff up like the puffer fish for foe or mate.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (pB6Gt)

196 No offense, CBD, but I prefer Kris's expositions to yours. Somehow she manages to explain the paintings better than you do.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (/669Q)

197 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting Trump v Biden.
Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)

They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

198 Did I miss a memo? I thought fish puns were supposed to be before movie plots or Star Trek...

Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (Fc5rx)

199 Greetings Morons of the Copyright Headings.

I just got back from reading Monday's fresh hell and boy are my arms tired. And on fire, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HaL55)

200 I'll agree that there was more story to be told after the end of T1, the preparation for the "storm" and the like. But a second, "good" Terminator sent back, an overmuscled, gun-wielding Sarah, and a bratty kid? Not the way to go.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:10 AM (rpbg1)


Yours is not a very popular opinion, as many see the second movie as the better one, but I think I agree with you. The first film is raw, has a lot of heart. The second one is all action.

. . . In the first, we witness a young woman becoming who she will be, and that's more compelling of a story than seeing her having become it.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020


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Well said.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (rpbg1)

201 Terminator movies suffer from the same problem as lots of other movie "franchises." The first one made money.

So everything else after that serves pretty much just one purpose: Make more money.

This will almost always be at odds with coherent, satisfying storytelling.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020


see also: Wars, Star

& sell toys. mustn't forget the selling of toys
Posted by: AltonJackson (Click here for the MiMoMe!!!) at September 14, 2020 10:15 AM (N2K+q)


And trying to please the market overseas, primarily Chi Nah.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (hku12)

202 The lefties blame ALL 200,000 deaths on Trump. President Hillary would have prevented all deaths.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (dNzKv)

203 Saw the news of ibguy's passing on the Gun Thread last nite. It was a shock. Then I wondered how the news of a stranger's death could be so stunning, I guess all this time we spend on this blog becomes a second life.

Posted by: kallisto at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (DJFLF)

204 187 Yours is not a very popular opinion, as many see the second movie as the better one, but I think I agree with you. The first film is raw, has a lot of heart. The second one is all action.

Not having seen either in years. there's almost nothing that still strikes me about the second. In the first, we witness a young woman becoming who she will be, and that's more compelling of a story than seeing her having become it.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (hku12)

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Well, the second one is an embrace of a different idea, that the future may not be as bad as she thought.

No fate but what we make, taking Kyle Reese's words from the first movie to a new conclusion that she could make things better. There's even a deleted scene from the first where Sarah pulls Cyberdyne's address out of a phonebook and demands that they do something about it.

I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

205 Any guesses why the ambassador to China suddenly resigned?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (dNzKv)

206 Did I miss a memo? I thought fish puns were supposed to be before movie plots or Star Trek...
Posted by: Muldoon at September 14, 2020


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Maybe boat puns in this case? We can steer the thread in that direction.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (rpbg1)

207 They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

Don't get out much, do you?

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (X/Pw5)

208 Merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made!

Spaceballs II: Da Soich for More Money

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (HaL55)

209 Nothing like being on the open ocean with lightening bouncing all around while you are standing next to the a giant metal pole.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:22 AM (ZLI7S)
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How are you feeling these days, Hopalong?

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (/669Q)

210 Who exactly is F1's audience theses days?

Posted by: klaftern at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (RuIsu)

211 JFYI - the Football Team beat Philly after falling 17 points behind. the Football Team has a defense.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (UixLE)

212 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her
brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting
Trump v Biden.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)



They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

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Duh

Posted by: President Hillzabub Clinton at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (gtNWf)

213 202 The lefties blame ALL 200,000 deaths on Trump. President Hillary would have prevented all deaths.
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Covid was supposed to kill 2,000,000.
If they believe the covid numbers they need to give Trump credit for saving 1,800,000 lives

Posted by: Pliney at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (KdUzi)

214 They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

Don't get out much, do you?
Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020


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Who does?

Posted by: Karens Wearing Masks at Home at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (rpbg1)

215 44 good idea

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (ONvIw)

216 No offense, CBD, but I prefer Kris's expositions to yours. Somehow she manages to explain the paintings better than you do.


Who else is going to scold you for putting maple syrup on your paintings?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (oVJmc)

217 I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert


In a sense it was that quote's flip side--we made SkyNet, made possible the conditions for it to become what it did. We made our own fate.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (OUMaO)

218 >>How are you feeling these days, Hopalong?

Better thanks. The swelling is down and so is the pain.

Thanks again, doc.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (ZLI7S)

219 "macho dudes didn't know Freddie was gay"

Well, I guess there COULD be a lot of heterosexual males studying fashion design.

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (Cssks)

220 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting Trump v Biden.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)


Comrade, can you report them to the authorities?

Or gently tell them:

If you liked Russia in the good old days, vote Biden,

but if you liked what America was and could be (until quite recently), vote Trump!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (2C38g)

221 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her
brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting
Trump v Biden.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)



They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

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Duh Da
Posted by: President Hillzabub Clinton at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM


Am to be fixing this for you, comrade.

Posted by: A Russian who is totally not interfering in the election at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (ejd/p)

222 Evidence that Freddie Mercury may not have been teh ghey. He sings admiringly about chubby girls.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 14, 2020 10:04 AM

false flag op
Posted by: AltonJackson (Click here for the MiMoMe!!!) at September 14, 2020 10:13 AM (N2K+q)


I know a young man, approaching 30, has never had a girlfriend. Now, I've known he was gay since he was in his teens, but his parents seem to be completely oblivious.

He talks about women a LOT, how this one or that one seems to have the hots for him. He's one of those guys who doesn't quite look his age, looks like a little boy that all the ladies want to cuddle.

Anyhoo... yeah, nobody I know talks more about women he sees more than this kid. But the con seems to fool a lot of people.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (hku12)

223 "But you know the good part?" Trump continued. "Now I can be really vicious. Once I saw that ad, I don't have to be nice anymore."


Dude, if the past few months have been nice Trump....

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (dNzKv)

224 217 I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert

In a sense it was that quote's flip side--we made SkyNet, made possible the conditions for it to become what it did. We made our own fate.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (OUMaO)

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But Sarah's destruction of Cyberdyne was supposed to be the path towards a new, better future. And then T3 comes along and says, "Nah, we're always going to get there no matter what."

I like that, but some of the negative reaction to T3 was that inversion of the idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

225 205
Any guesses why the ambassador to China suddenly resigned?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:25 AM (dNzKv)

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Maybe three years as the tip of the spear and living under constant surveillance is enough.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (gtNWf)

226 During sea trials in Casco Bay, we had a sudden storm blow up. A 40 foot sail boat sent out a distress call that we responded to.

That sail boat beat some deep dents into our hull as we transferred the crew. Those dents remained there until she was decommissioned.

And the sailboat had been smuggling dope when we did the rescue.

Storms and sailboats can be an interesting combination.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2020 10:29 AM (3D/fK)

227 What was funny was that all these macho homophobic dudes in the '70's who were really into Queen had absolutely not the slightest clue that Freddie Mercury was gay.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:22 AM (HrMC1)


Wrong-O, dude, Queen '1' was one of my favorite albums back then and still is, and this strict hetero knew EXACTLY what the band name implied.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:29 AM (Z4rgH)

228 I don't know whether you saw this, well, of.course you didn't, but the NFL players have changed their tactics.

Swipe Sports
@swipesportsblog
This was an interesting post- anthem "protest" of sorts, as the #Falcons and #Seahawks players expressed their views about police brutality and social injustice by standing still on the opening kickoff, then taking a knee on the field.

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Well, chasing after a stupid ball that is not even round is demeaning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 10:29 AM (+y/Ru)

229 No offense, CBD, but I prefer Kris's expositions to yours. Somehow she manages to explain the paintings better than you do.


Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (/669Q)

And I prefer your commentary about fashion!

So when are you going to finish your first AoSHQ Fashion Thread?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2020 10:30 AM (xT2tT)

230 No offense, CBD, but I prefer Kris's expositions to yours. Somehow she manages to explain the paintings better than you do.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (/669Q)


Just wait until CBD can sous vide one of these artworks... Kris will be left in his dust.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:30 AM (Z4rgH)

231
Covid was supposed to kill 2,000,000.
If they believe the covid numbers they need to give Trump credit for saving 1,800,000 lives
Posted by: Pliney


"Saved or created"

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 14, 2020 10:30 AM (63Dwl)

232 228 Well, chasing after a stupid ball that is not even round is demeaning.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 10:29 AM (+y/Ru)

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What if I paid you a million dollars a year to do it 16 times a year?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

233 The lefties blame ALL 200,000 deaths on Trump.


Even Cuomo's.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (oVJmc)

234 Terminator?

Johnny come lately killer computer there Skynet.

Forbin Project

Johnny come lately killer robot there T-800.

Metropolis

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (SIo1x)

235 213 202 The lefties blame ALL 200,000 deaths on Trump. President Hillary would have prevented all deaths.
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Covid was supposed to kill 2,000,000.
If they believe the covid numbers they need to give Trump credit for saving 1,800,000 lives
Posted by: Pliney at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (KdUzi)


I am not sure why they are pivoting back to deaths. To talk of deaths, you open the discussion into the disproportionate number of deaths in NY, NJ, PA, and MI because of the criminal nursing home orders by the Dem governors. That is why they started talking about "cases" instead.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (dNzKv)

236 I watched some of the Florida State vs Georgia Tech comedy yesterday. It's hilarious to watch the Scientism. Interviewers stand alone and wear masks until they need to talk to someone, then both people lower the masks to do the interview. Referrees wear masks as they stand alone watching the game, then remove masks to gather together to discuss calls.

etc. etc.

Posted by: Moron Robbie spikes football - I said 10,000 COVID deaths, tops, back in May at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (ySswD)

237 234 Terminator?

Johnny come lately killer computer there Skynet.

Forbin Project

Johnny come lately killer robot there T-800.

Metropolis
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (SIo1x)

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Frankenstein.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

238 Glad you're feeling better, JackStraw.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:32 AM (/669Q)

239 237 234 Terminator?

Johnny come lately killer computer there Skynet.

Forbin Project

Johnny come lately killer robot there T-800.

Metropolis
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (SIo1x)

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Frankenstein.



Golem.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2020 10:33 AM (oVJmc)

240 We made our own fate.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (OUMaO)


Sometimes, if you are lucky, when God answers your prayers, he says "NO!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 14, 2020 10:33 AM (2C38g)

241 First, skynet.

Then, darknet.

Now, new improved all net.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 14, 2020 10:33 AM (pB6Gt)

242 Well, the second one is an embrace of a different idea, that the future may not be as bad as she thought.

No fate but what we make, taking Kyle Reese's words from the first movie to a new conclusion that she could make things better. There's even a deleted scene from the first where Sarah pulls Cyberdyne's address out of a phonebook and demands that they do something about it.

I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:24 AM (LvTSG)


There's a simplified way to view all this, as a viewer, and I'd call it the Matrix response.

Just ignore everything that came after the first film, because the possibilities are open, and you don't HAVE to accept where they took things. Because if you accept the first sequel, you sorta have to accept all the garbage that comes after.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (hku12)

243 Just follow the Steve Miller rule of rhyming: Eh. Close enough.

Crap, I've got no Pompedous of transit

How's that?
Posted by: DanMan at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM (RusNE)


Steve Miller is the Acme Products of Classic Crock.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (y7DUB)

244 There is a giant mast from a ship, the Malta that wrecked off the coast of my town back in the 1800s that was salvaged and is now used as a sewer standpipe. Inglorious, I know, but at least they put up a plaque at the base. At low tide you can still see another part of the ship.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (sGotD)

245 Frankenstein?

If we are going to the written works: the golem

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (SIo1x)

246 Interesting that the raft with no mast is the one frantic to get to shore.

Then again if the storm has wave action I would want off the raft too.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (6Pqz7)

247 Gnu

Mercury was a consummate professional. He finagled a way to do a full soundcheck rehearsal for Live Aid. Nobody else bothered to. And so Queen stole the show... which is difficult to do, what with all those bigger stars performing before & after you.

I read a little bio of Mercury. He had a ferocious will to succeed.

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:35 AM (Cssks)

248 Is a Nantucket Sleighride like a Mexican Wheelbarrow but in the snow??


If that's a serious question: a Nantucket sleighride is when you harpoon a whale from a small boat and the whale drags the boat around until it tires.

The part before the whale is tired and when you've just poked it with a harpoon is sporty.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 10:35 AM (q2K0j)

249 the Football Team beat Philly after falling 17 points behind. the Football Team has a defense.

I don't care about their defense and I don't know what this reference is to "17 points", there's no excuse for an entire soccer team to beat up this guy "Philly".

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 10:35 AM (/IXBP)

250 I am not sure why they are pivoting back to deaths. To talk of deaths, you open the discussion into the disproportionate number of deaths in NY, NJ, PA, and MI because of the criminal nursing home orders by the Dem governors. That is why they started talking about "cases" instead.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Also opens the discussion to LACK OF DEATHS everywhere else.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:36 AM (dGKUu)

251 Late to post this, but CBD should have looked for the companion painting titled

"Still Life With Really Big Watermelon"

so that embiggening was not required.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 14, 2020 10:36 AM (2C38g)

252 Then I wondered how the news of a stranger's death
could be so stunning, I guess all this time we spend on this blog
becomes a second life.


Posted by: kallisto

I still think of RicardoKill (sp?) and hope his absent from the blog was one of choice, not illness. So many familiar names are gone/silent.

Posted by: old chick at September 14, 2020 10:36 AM (sOete)

253
Covid was supposed to kill 2,000,000.
If they believe the covid numbers they need to give Trump credit for saving 1,800,000 lives
Posted by: Pliney at September 14, 2020 10:26 AM (KdUzi)

That's why--even though it's bullshit--I love how Trump trumpets these figures. Because YOU KNOW that if the public actually ever did get tired of the lock downs, the Democrats would pivot to blaming Trump for scaring people.

Trump mentioning these figures guards against that ever happening.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:37 AM (HrMC1)

254 165...
Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020
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My mother told me she was nearly struck by lightning when she was about 12. Not sure if it was in Canada or in Florida, but she told me that they had the family radio on the porch of the house, and she was standing near the antenna wire. Bang! She woke up a few minutes later and her family told her what had happened. No lasting effects, but it could have been a lot worse.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:12 AM (rpbg1)


My Canadian experience was long, but limited mostly to Quebec. I'm going to with Florida.

Lightning does strange things. There are lots of close call stories out there. I'm glad your mother is one of them.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 10:37 AM (9IdCK)

255 Also opens the discussion to LACK OF DEATHS everywhere else.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:36 AM (dGKUu)


which is exactly what should have happened starting in the March-April timeframe.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 14, 2020 10:37 AM (2C38g)

256 You can't have a discussion about greedy corporate suits and their fetishistic obsession with copyrights without including the biggest example of all: The House of the Giant Rat. They sued a daycare facility down here for daring to paint images of their product on the walls.
Also note the various spinoffs of their greed in their active fellatio of their new market, China, through their outlets like MSESPN and ABC Nooz. And also their hiring of inferior foreign labor to fill jobs here in America. The long-time Disney employees were forced to train their foreign replacement or else they wouldn't get their meager severance packages. Many of those whom the rats in suits fired had been in IT jobs with Disney for decades. Then, BOOM! Out the door you go because our CEO team has to make their multi-million-dollar bonuses this quarter regardless of how many Americans they put in the unemployment line.


Welcome to the New Progressive Globalista Economy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 14, 2020 10:37 AM (HaL55)

257 Who else is going to scold you for putting maple syrup on your paintings?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (oVJmc)

I found out the mystery syrup at the farmer's market was Hickory.
(I mentioned this on Saturday's thread)

Posted by: kallisto at September 14, 2020 10:37 AM (DJFLF)

258 My wife, the Russian, just got an email from her
brother and his wife. He says they haven't made a decision on voting
Trump v Biden.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)



Gropin' Joe: If you don't vote for me, you ain't Russian.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 14, 2020 10:38 AM (mpeBU)

259 249 the Football Team beat Philly after falling 17 points behind. the Football Team has a defense.

I don't care about their defense and I don't know what this reference is to "17 points", there's no excuse for an entire soccer team to beat up this guy "Philly".
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I had to start watching once they fell behind by 17 points - having been a lifelong Redskins fan this is familiar territory. Pavlovian.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2020 10:38 AM (UixLE)

260 So when are you going to finish your first AoSHQ Fashion Thread?


She can have my next fish thread slot. Go bluebell!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 10:38 AM (q2K0j)

261 224 217 I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert

In a sense it was that quote's flip side--we made SkyNet, made possible the conditions for it to become what it did. We made our own fate.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (OUMaO)

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But Sarah's destruction of Cyberdyne was supposed to be the path towards a new, better future. And then T3 comes along and says, "Nah, we're always going to get there no matter what."

I like that, but some of the negative reaction to T3 was that inversion of the idea.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

I'm a little more cynical. T3 was made because "Ah, damn! We didn't factor in anything for the rise of the Internet!" So they went into an alternate ending. And they kept right on going into hotter and hotter garbage.

I MIGHT forgive T3 had it stopped right there, but no, it didn't.

"No Fate But What We Make" is basically what history is all about, anyway. The 20th Century could well have been a German century, and not an American one. Nothing is set in stone.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (SSJSf)

262 224 217 I personally prefer the inevitable defeat of T3 over the No Fate but What We Make stuff, but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert

In a sense it was that quote's flip side--we made SkyNet, made possible the conditions for it to become what it did. We made our own fate.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (OUMaO)

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But Sarah's destruction of Cyberdyne was supposed to be the path towards a new, better future. And then T3 comes along and says, "Nah, we're always going to get there no matter what."

I like that, but some of the negative reaction to T3 was that inversion of the idea.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

I liked how T3 overturned the time-travel trope that you can change the future by changing the past. Instead, it said you really can't. You can probably delay things or change specific details, but not the event itself. I think it made humanity look smaller than we see ourselves, and less powerful. It also allowed for the consequences of human hubris. Too bad the movie's execution of the idea wasn't good.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (OyyDO)

263 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I slept in. Any mushroom clouds yet? I like this painting. It speaks to me.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (axyOa)

264 Just ignore everything that came after the first film, because the possibilities are open, and you don't HAVE to accept where they took things. Because if you accept the first sequel, you sorta have to accept all the garbage that comes after.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (hku12)

That would be an interesting rule for reboots / remakes.

No remaking the original, only replacing sequels, prequels, and other side-stories

Take it in another direction from where it originally went.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (e8vAd)

265 I am not sure why they are pivoting back to deaths. To talk of deaths, you open the discussion into the disproportionate number of deaths in NY, NJ, PA, and MI because of the criminal nursing home orders by the Dem governors. That is why they started talking about "cases" instead.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 10:31 AM (dNzKv)

This is how desperation works. They've been pushing the "Surge in Cases!!!" all summer and the issue has been worn out, people are onto them. So now they're back onto deaths - plus, I think some of this was co-ordinated with the planned hype of Woodward's book and Cuomo's claim that "Trump Caused Covid!!!"

I don't think any of it will get any traction, just like the "Trump hates Veterans!!!" storyline has already died.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

266 Did you see this?

https://www.wikiart.org/en/john-stuart-ingle/still-life-with-watermelon

Posted by: Alan Edwards at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (+SQr7)

267 169 When trying to rhyme "Narragansett"
Some times you just get close and chance it
But as Muldoon can see
And I greatly agree
That the results will likely be rancid!
Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:14 AM (OUMaO)


I like it! Limericks are the highest form of poetry and that there limerick is Muldoon-worthy.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (9IdCK)

268 My mother told me she was nearly struck by lightning when she was about 12. Not sure if it was in Canada or in Florida, but she told me that they had the family radio on the porch of the house, and she was standing near the antenna wire. Bang! She woke up a few minutes later and her family told her what had happened. No lasting effects, but it could have been a lot worse.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 10:12 AM (rpbg1)

My Canadian experience was long, but limited mostly to Quebec. I'm going to with Florida.

Lightning does strange things. There are lots of close call stories out there. I'm glad your mother is one of them.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020


*
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It could have been Canada. They were way out on the prairies, Saskatchewan or Alberta, I forget which. But her family moved to the Orlando area when she was 12, so it depends on what age she was. She's been gone for more than 30 years, so no way to ask her.

Posted by: Karens Wearing Masks at Home at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (rpbg1)

269 How are you feeling these days, Hopalong?
Better thanks. The swelling is down and so is the pain.
Thanks again, doc.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:27 AM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

!!!

Whatsamatta you?!

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (sGotD)

270 LA Mayor: California Wildfires Are Product of Climate Change

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And definitely not environwacko meddling.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

271
There's a simplified way to view all this, as a viewer, and I'd call it the Matrix response.

Just ignore everything that came after the first film, because the possibilities are open, and you don't HAVE to accept where they took things. Because if you accept the first sequel, you sorta have to accept all the garbage that comes after.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (hku12)


My only Mateix response now is what happened to the Wachowski's when they were younger that left them so screwed up and clearly codependent that they both decided they were really girls.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (2fGCR)

272 271
My only Mateix response now is what happened to the Wachowski's when they were younger that left them so screwed up and clearly codependent that they both decided they were really girls.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (2fGCR)

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And then they made Jupiter Ascending...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:41 AM (LvTSG)

273 Whose side are you on, Bander?

Here's all the fashion commentary you're going to get, CBD: stop wearing those Crocs. Fuchsia is not a good color for you.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:41 AM (/669Q)

274 And definitely not environwacko meddling.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

Like poor to nonexistent forestry?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (SSJSf)

275 The part before the whale is tired and when you've just poked it with a harpoon is sporty.


Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 10:35 AM (q2K0j)


"...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (xT2tT)

276 IrishEi! How's the patient today?

Nice to see you back.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (/669Q)

277 Out the door you go because our CEO team has to make their multi-million-dollar bonuses this quarter regardless of how many Americans they put in the unemployment line.

Welcome to the New Progressive Globalista Economy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy

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I know I harp on this but Jamie Dimon - JPMChase - said during an all hands meeting years ago, when asked about our blessed H1Bs that we were not an American company, but rather, an international one.

*starts making plans to punch out*

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (Rvt88)

278 Hi bluebell!

Prepare for your Hordian beatification.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (sGotD)

279 Can you carry a tuna?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (pB6Gt)

280 "No Fate But What We Make" is basically what history is all about, anyway. The 20th Century could well have been a German century, and not an American one. Nothing is set in stone.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (SSJSf)

But that's the big debate about history. Suppose it was a German century - wouldn't Europe still be corrupt and dying today, anyways? The people would have changed, but would the events?

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Kpl3J)

281 236 I watched some of the Florida State vs Georgia Tech comedy yesterday.
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Yeah, the commentators and refs wearing masks is just goofy as hell. It was a good game, though. I was encouraged that there wasn't any SJW bullshit on the field.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (sWM8x)

282 No no no, Miss Ei. I only posted what you wrote to me.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (/669Q)

283 I also found it hilarious that Duke went full-on BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!, even with little (tm) stickers on the back of their helmets and the white "D" sticker on their helmets blackened to more properly draw attention to the white and blue uniforms. Or something.

Duke. You know. Duke. The $60K+ tuition per year extremely selective university that is right smack dab in the middle of a by-blacks, for-blacks sh*thole with 14% poverty and where corruption, crime, and functional illiteracy reigns supreme.

Black lives matter at Duke University, yo!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (ySswD)

284 179 Texas Reporting still totally fucked.

9/13
Test 38,223
Posi 1,840

Reported positive rate to CDC
8.11%

ACTUAL
4.8%
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 10:18 AM (JFO2v)


I appreciate your Texas reports. Can you give some links? The official COVID site I've seen is horrific, but I suppose I've just made your point.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (9IdCK)

285 272 271
My only Mateix response now is what happened to the Wachowski's when they were younger that left them so screwed up and clearly codependent that they both decided they were really girls.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:40 AM (2fGCR)

=========

And then they made Jupiter Ascending...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:41 AM (LvTSG)



Cloud Atlas

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (2fGCR)

286 >>Whatsamatta you?!

Depends on who you ask.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (ZLI7S)

287 This is how desperation works. They've been pushing the "Surge in Cases!!!" all summer and the issue has been worn out, people are onto them. So now they're back onto deaths - plus, I think some of this was co-ordinated with the planned hype of Woodward's book and Cuomo's claim that "Trump Caused Covid!!!"

I don't think any of it will get any traction, just like the "Trump hates Veterans!!!" storyline has already died.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

My CBC app (stop looking at me like that) put out a message pertaining to Mr. Woodward's new book. I didn't bother to read all of the blurb. But they are throwing everything against the wall hoping something sticks.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (SSJSf)

288 Fashion commentary: Men need to stop wearing skinny jeans.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (OyyDO)

289 Trump down in Texas 64-36. The respected Axelrod poll of likely Democratic voters in the State proves it will be an early evening for the Incumbent President. David Axelrod, CEO of Axelrod Polls, said: "If tRump is this far down in Texas, Imagine how bad California looks."

Posted by: An Observation at September 14, 2020 10:45 AM (gxcpb)

290 Emargancy, everyone to get from street.

- Just some normal guys. Not Russians from a soviet submarine boat.


Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 10:45 AM (gmo/4)

291 Yeah, the commentators and refs wearing masks is just goofy as hell. It was a good game, though. I was encouraged that there wasn't any SJW bullshit on the field.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (sWM8x)

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It was all at the beginning from what I saw. NO JUSTINS NO PETES and BE THE CHANGE banners and other silliness.

Fine. No more scholarships and the teams must be 77% white guys if you dislike racism so much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 10:45 AM (ySswD)

292 "At least 27 phones used by members of special counsel Robert Muellers
team had all of their data wiped before an official could review the
devices for records, according to documents released on Sept. 10 by the
Department of Justice,"

this was supposedly known by team Durham/Barr, so that it was released now, is being used as an indication that Durham is wrapping up, moving to prosecution stage. (another hint was that his friend that he called in to work this case, resigned).

So the new #2weeks stories are coming out ... and Barr had said "end of summer" iirc. So yippee ... we get to hope for two weeks ... or maybe something concrete actually happens? I prefer dawn raids and frog marches ... but whatever.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (Cus5s)

293 285
Cloud Atlas
Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (2fGCR)

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I will say this about Cloud Atlas, while watching that slog of a film I was never confused about which of the six time periods the events unfolding on screen were taking place in. They very clearly designed all six periods to look and feel distinct from each other.

It's still a dumb movie with a dumb message told with great pomposity, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

294 Fashion commentary: Men need to stop wearing skinny jeans.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (OyyDO)

Some women also...

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (gmo/4)

295 The book was better.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (2BgZB)

296 280 "No Fate But What We Make" is basically what history is all about, anyway. The 20th Century could well have been a German century, and not an American one. Nothing is set in stone.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (SSJSf)

But that's the big debate about history. Suppose it was a German century - wouldn't Europe still be corrupt and dying today, anyways? The people would have changed, but would the events?

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Kpl3J)

The food would've been worse.

Posted by: Someguy at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (PyjNl)

297 Some women also...

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (gmo/4)

Not the lady at the fish store a couple of days ago.


I think they were painted on...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (xT2tT)

298 I know I harp on this but Jamie Dimon - JPMChase - said during an all hands meeting years ago, when asked about our blessed H1Bs that we were not an American company, but rather, an international one.

*starts making plans to punch out*
Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (Rvt8

That reminds me of an infamous quote in the early 70's from an American Automobile exec, who said in an interview that American Drivers were not their customers, their only real customers were the Auto Dealers.

it explained the trouble the Auto industry soon found itself in pretty nicely. Big corps have generally been riding the wave of good will from most conservatives who favor a less intrusive system of government. But when it becomes widely known that they are anti-American, they can kiss all of that good will good by, as well as the only real friends they ever had.

Want to see the Sherman Anti-Trust Act given some more teeth and used to dismember most big business? Just keep it up, you'll see it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (Kpl3J)

299 I once made a global model. I sprayed lighter fluid on it and set off firecrackers.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (pB6Gt)

300 292 "At least 27 phones used by members of special counsel Robert Muellers
team had all of their data wiped before an official could review the
devices for records, according to documents released on Sept. 10 by the
Department of Justice,"

this was supposedly known by team Durham/Barr, so that it was released now, is being used as an indication that Durham is wrapping up, moving to prosecution stage. (another hint was that his friend that he called in to work this case, resigned).

So the new #2weeks stories are coming out ... and Barr had said "end of summer" iirc. So yippee ... we get to hope for two weeks ... or maybe something concrete actually happens? I prefer dawn raids and frog marches ... but whatever.
Posted by: illiniwek at September 14, 2020 10:46 AM (Cus5s)

=========

I believe that information came out because of a Judicial Watch lawsuit. It wasn't a leak.

But it does feel like the new, anonymously sourced reports that say that Barr is pressuring Durham to wrap it up are designed to frame the narrative of the upcoming DOJ actions as politically motivated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

301 Fashion commentary: Men need to stop wearing skinny jeans.

Posted by: Kris at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (OyyDO)

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I've started wearing Wranglers just because they're the only ones I can find that are reasonably priced and don't either look like MC Hammer pants or said skinny beanpole leg silliness.

I liked Levi for a long time but the whole Hecho En Mejico thing sent their quality to hell. I can't remember ever wearing out a pair of jeans or busting a seam in the 80s, and now you're lucky to get two years out of a $40 pair of them. Nope.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (ySswD)

302 Weaning: "this watermelon is juicy, ripe, and ready to eat.
Farmer: "Son, that's a turnip".
Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 10:09 AM (v16oJ)

Purple and white turnip or an orange turnip?

Posted by: Fox2! at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (qyH+l)

303 It's still a dumb movie with a dumb message told with great pomposity, though.


I liked it.

Posted by: Grump928(C)ontrarian at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (yQpMk)

304 So I've been playing online Scrabble with No. 1 Son. He's a grownup, so I don't take it easy on him. I routinely trounce him with scores like 482-204.

But I explain my strategy along the way. I'm training him up to consistently beat his mother.

By the law of large numbers and bad letters he finally beat me yesterday, 352-348. I am proud of him. He was proud enough to post it on Facebook.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (q2K0j)

305 Can you carry a tuna?
Posted by: humphreyrobot



If you can't tuna boat, don't play the piano!
Posted by: Joe Biden

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (dGKUu)

306 It was all at the beginning from what I saw. NO JUSTINS NO PETES and BE THE CHANGE banners and other silliness.
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I must have missed that. If they put their commie shit on the field of play, I'm not going to watch. And I really like college football.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (sWM8x)

307 But that's the big debate about history. Suppose it was a German century - wouldn't Europe still be corrupt and dying today, anyways? The people would have changed, but would the events?
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Kpl3J)

Would the people have even changed?

In some alternate universe, Merkel rules a dying Fourth Reich with an iron fist

OK, I guess I need to clarify. I mean one that actually flies the flag, not the covert version called the EU, which seems to do whatever she commands.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (e8vAd)

308 Dang. I slept in. Any mushroom clouds yet?
Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM


None, but it does remind me of a meme that was texted to me this weekend.

"The word record for biggest gender reveal party was in 1945 when Japan found out America had a Little Boy."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (ejd/p)

309 Per GP: Now commies are throwing eggs at little children. Fucking scum.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 14, 2020 10:49 AM (GqqbG)

310 Tommy Hilfiger jeans just plain fit me right, and that's what counts to me. I wear them for the fit, couldn't care less about the name.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:49 AM (jbF6h)

311 303 It's still a dumb movie with a dumb message told with great pomposity, though.


I liked it.
Posted by: Grump928(C)ontrarian at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (yQpMk)

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I remember being okay with it until the climax where the Asian girl is putting out her message of "be nice" and the corporate military is killing everyone to prevent the message from getting out. I rolled my eyes so heavy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

312 Everything's they've made since the first "Matrix" movie,

has more or less convinced me that the rumor that they "stole" the first Matrix script is true.

Their garbage follow-ups show the Wachowskis had no idea of how to have that story progress.

And then there's "Speed Racer" and "Cloud Atlas" and "Jupiter Gettin' Stupiter"

Yeesh.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2020 10:49 AM (dWwl8)

313 They are voting for our president in Russia?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:23 AM (HrMC1)

===============
Duh


Da!

Posted by: stumck at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (w9Wax)

314 stupid is as stupid does

BREAKING: Within hours after being released for allegedly starting a brush fire in Portland using a molotov cocktail, Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (JFO2v)

315 "I once made a global model. I sprayed lighter fluid on it and set off firecrackers."


Future supervillain.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (4thlk)

316 I must have missed that. If they put their commie shit on the field of play, I'm not going to watch. And I really like college football.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (sWM8x)

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Find the Duke game. Their helmets were fantastic. It was funny to realize I was making assumptions about them based on something superficial in the same way skin color is superficial.

Way to go, dumbasses.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (ySswD)

317 Counter-factual history isn't history. It's daydreaming, bordering on masturbation.

Posted by: mnw at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (Cssks)

318 . . . . Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again.
Posted by: rhennigantx

When I am elected King TP I, there's going to be some changes.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2020 10:51 AM (Rvt88)

319 312 Everything's they've made since the first "Matrix" movie,

has more or less convinced me that the rumor that they "stole" the first Matrix script is true.

Their garbage follow-ups show the Wachowskis had no idea of how to have that story progress.

And then there's "Speed Racer" and "Cloud Atlas" and "Jupiter Gettin' Stupiter"

Yeesh.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2020 10:49 AM (dWwl

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My theory is that The Matrix spent years trying to get sold, which meant that it had to go through rewrites left and right before anyone agreed to fund it.

After that, it was just the Wachowskis allowed to film first and second drafts without that kind of focused input.

The difference in the really high quality opening of The Matrix versus the slog of nonsense that is the opening of both sequels is the clue I derived that little theory from.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:51 AM (LvTSG)

320 314 stupid is as stupid does

BREAKING: Within hours after being released for allegedly starting a brush fire in Portland using a molotov cocktail, Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 10:50 AM (JFO2v



One wonders when the Hoi Palloi will grow tired of the leaders foisting lawless scumbags upon them.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:51 AM (s4dNo)

321 I've never seen Cloud Atlas, and I don't think I will. Just read a synopsis, and that sounds like a ridiculous mess of a story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (Kpl3J)

322 IrishEi! How's the patient today?
Nice to see you back.
Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:42 AM (/669Q)
~~~~~

Doing well according to reports. My shift is later this afternoon. The staff has been letting us get away with murder, but now that things are looking brighter, we will start following the rules which allow only one visitor per patient in the hospital at any given time. We were fortunate that they allowed us to gather upstairs in the small CCU waiting area while taking turns/rotating in to see him.

Don't know if you saw the MR, but you've been proposed for sainthood. Saint Bluebell of the Shiv has a nice ring to it, no?

{{{Thank you, bluebell}}}

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (sGotD)

323 320 One wonders when the Hoi Palloi will grow tired of the leaders foisting lawless scumbags upon them.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:51 AM (s4dNo)

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The ones who grew tired left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

324 Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again.

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That's the problem. If someone is arrested for arson and they are either caught on video or admit to the crime, they don't leave jail and are executed within two weeks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (ySswD)

325 LA Mayor: California Wildfires Are Product of Climate Change



Antifa creates climate change? FWIW, Tim Pool has a video about a sheriff's deputy who was asked about the fires and he said they believe they are being set by Antifa. When that video got around the deputy was placed on leave because that's not the official story.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (kw5n8)

326 I've had my own weird experiences with lightning but what I find most fascinating about it is how scientists still don't understand exactly how positive and negative charges can coexist in clouds. I understand that these are impossible to recreate in a controlled setting but these are the types of people who are really really sure that a trace gas will cause catastrophic climate change.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (y7DUB)

327 320 One wonders when the Hoi Palloi will grow tired of the leaders foisting lawless scumbags upon them.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:51 AM (s4dNo)

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The ones who grew tired left.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

The others voted for destruction

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (ONvIw)

328 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.

They really have nothing else but a tape on loop.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:53 AM (s4dNo)

329 My CBC app (stop looking at me like that) put out a message pertaining to Mr. Woodward's new book. I didn't bother to read all of the blurb. But they are throwing everything against the wall hoping something sticks.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33


It's like antibiotics, they used the stuff wrong, they overdid it, now all that's left are the ones it doesn't work on. Trump is the MRSA of politics in a sense.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 10:53 AM (OUMaO)

330 328 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.

They really have nothing else but a tape on loop.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:53 AM (s4dNo)

==========

Wouldn't a Russian asset want to hobble US oil production since so much of Russia's economy is based on oil sales?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 10:53 AM (LvTSG)

331 >>Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.


Sure does appear to be an increase in the shrieking from Team Coup.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)

332 In before the "NFL Ratings Tank" thread.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 10:54 AM (jbF6h)

333 I've never seen Cloud Atlas, and I don't think I will. Just read a synopsis, and that sounds like a ridiculous mess of a story.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:52 AM (Kpl3J)


It's better than that but not an essential addition to the canon of literature.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 10:55 AM (y7DUB)

334 If you want a rabbit hole, the original Terminator movie inspired a whole Japanese series called Gall Force.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall_Force:_New_Era

Story is Kakinuma watched Cameron's movie and said he could do something better. So the audience got humans girls in space battling evil machine intelligences long long ago.

And the writers are wrong, there were people in the English speaking world who knew of Star Front Gall Force. Its just compared with another anime of that time called Bubblegum Crisis, most never gave Gall Force a look.

And then there were the sequels which followed that familiar arc of getting worse and worse until New Era literally ended everything.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:55 AM (SIo1x)

335 Cloud Atlas

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (2fGCR)


A pretty good movie imho. I've watched it more than once, if that is an indication.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Z4rgH)

336 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (arJlL)

337 331 >>Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.


Sure does appear to be an increase in the shrieking from Team Coup.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)

The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them
Like Russians do

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (JFO2v)

338
Would the people have even changed?

In some alternate universe, Merkel rules a dying Fourth Reich with an iron fist

OK, I guess I need to clarify. I mean one that actually flies the flag, not the covert version called the EU, which seems to do whatever she commands.
Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (e8vAd)

Good point - in a neo-fascist and subservient America, a senile old man named Joe Biden is about to become the figurehead leader for the ruling classes...

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Kpl3J)

339 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.

They really have nothing else but a tape on loop.

Posted by: AlaBAMA



I think I saw where that fat little shit was now retired so I guess he can shoot his mouth off.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (axyOa)

340 31 >>Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.


Sure does appear to be an increase in the shrieking from Team Coup.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S


And yet another Op-ED (Atlantic) stating that we should let Biden win to avoid more riots.

Pretty blatant.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 10:57 AM (s4dNo)

341 Vindaloomon has no room to talk since he was the Ukrainian buffet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:57 AM (SIo1x)

342 Made the sidebar! Woo Hoo!

*looks at clock*

Time for a dull meeting. Bah...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2020 10:57 AM (ejd/p)

343 I never thought I'd be sick of Queen twice in my lifetime.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 10:57 AM (tjClK)

344 There is at least one lawyer who gets the joy of monitoring every word Vindaloomon utters just to see if he violates his NDA.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (SIo1x)

345 BREAKING: Within hours after being released for allegedly starting a brush fire in Portland using a molotov cocktail, Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again.

He should change his name to Global Warming.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (/IXBP)

346 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.


Douchebag with no credibility says what?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (tjClK)

347
He should change his name to Global Warming.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (/IXBP)


Or, set on fire.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (tjClK)

348 IrishEi, so glad he is on the mend, and also glad the hospital was willing to bend the rules for you a bit. Thank you for the kind words but I was merely a conduit. I'll keep praying for full recovery.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (/669Q)

349 >>And yet another Op-ED (Atlantic) stating that we should let Biden win to avoid more riots.

>>Pretty blatant.

It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (ZLI7S)

350 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.



They really have nothing else but a tape on loop.



Posted by: AlaBAMA







I think I saw where that fat little shit was now retired so I guess he can shoot his mouth off.



Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM

---

Got a feeling that he was told to retire because all Commissioned Officers serve at the pleasure of the President and Trump wanted the a$$wipe gone.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (JUOKG)

351 Cloud Atlas

Posted by: Buzzion at September 14, 2020 10:44 AM (2fGCR)

A pretty good movie imho. I've watched it more than once, if that is an indication.
Posted by: GnuBreed at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Z4rgH)

It's one of those movies you don't know what to make of when you first see it. Yet it's compelling enough to make you watch it again.
Babel was like that too.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (HrMC1)

352 Douchebag with no credibility says what?
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (tjClK)

I know people who call him a great patriot who makes them proud!

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (ONvIw)

353 Domingo Lopez Jr

Let's set him afire to see how he likes it. And run out on a rail his accomplices who let him go.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (SIo1x)

354 337 331 >>Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.

Sure does appear to be an increase in the shrieking from Team Coup.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:54 AM (ZLI7S)

What I infer from this is that Woodward's book and the "Trump Hates Veterans!!!" hit piece from the Atlantic really were supposed to wait until the end of October - but they got desperate and shot them both off early. (A total disaster with the Trump hates Veterans story, since even John Bolton shot that one down fast)

And so now they've got noting except endlessly recycling their Greatest Hits from the last 4 years. So they're going to make Adam Schiff the leading campaigner for Joe Biden? Bold move, Cotton.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

355 Today is the first day PA could mail ballots out but it's on hold bc Dems file lawsuit trying to remove Green Party candidate.

Posted by: Ha at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (NSFCQ)

356 IrishEi, so glad he is on the mend, and also glad the hospital was willing to bend the rules for you a bit. Thank you for the kind words but I was merely a conduit. I'll keep praying for full recovery.
Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (/669Q)


Bullcrap. You're the glue that keeps us all from spiraling off into the barrel, never to be heard from again.


seriously.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (tjClK)

357 345
BREAKING: Within hours after being released for allegedly starting a
brush fire in Portland using a molotov cocktail, Domingo Lopez Jr.
allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205
freeway. He's been arrested again.



He should change his name to Global Warming.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (/IXBP)
love it
btw......these states should be sued....for destroying the envioroment

Posted by: phoenixgirl at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (CqHIp)

358 OK, I guess I need to clarify. I mean one that actually flies the flag, not the covert version called the EU, which seems to do whatever she commands.
Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:48 AM (e8vAd)

Good point - in a neo-fascist and subservient America, a senile old man named Joe Biden is about to become the figurehead leader for the ruling classes...
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Kpl3J)

You start trying to describe the crapsack alternate reality, then you realize you live in it.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (e8vAd)

359 "I believe that information came out because of a Judicial Watch lawsuit. It wasn't a leak."

yes, but ... a judge had to allow it to be released ... IF it was still part of "an ongoing investigation" (the constant Mueller type excuse) .... it would not have been released.


Or that is the argument refuting the "Tom Fitton forced it to be released, otherwise nothing is happening" narrative that is out there. (Or was it Sundance, that is "forcing Durham to act?")

Posted by: illiniwek at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (Cus5s)

360 354 What I infer from this is that Woodward's book and the "Trump Hates Veterans!!!" hit piece from the Atlantic really were supposed to wait until the end of October - but they got desperate and shot them both off early. (A total disaster with the Trump hates Veterans story, since even John Bolton shot that one down fast)

And so now they've got noting except endlessly recycling their Greatest Hits from the last 4 years. So they're going to make Adam Schiff the leading campaigner for Joe Biden? Bold move, Cotton.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (Kpl3J)

==========

That jobs report was just too good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

361
I know people who call him a great patriot who makes them proud!
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (ONvIw)


Communists.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (tjClK)

362 And yet another Op-ED (Atlantic) stating that we should let Biden win to avoid more riots.

-

Huh. I wouldn't think they'd want Player 2 to begin exercising his freedom of speech, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (ySswD)

363 I know people who call him a great patriot who makes them proud!

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (ONvIw)

Those people you know are in the company of tens of millions of fellow travelers.

Posted by: kallisto at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (DJFLF)

364 Ah, I see Lt Col Chocolate Chip Vindman is back in the news calling Trump a Russian asset.


Douchebag with no credibility says what?
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 10:58 AM (tjClK)


It's really to DJT's advantage to have so many opponents who're irritating fat fucks.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (y7DUB)

365 The food would've been worse.
Posted by: Someguy at September 14, 2020 10:47 AM (PyjNl)


You're thinking of the Irish Century.

Posted by: Short Shorts at September 14, 2020 11:02 AM (O6DoG)

366 361
I know people who call him a great patriot who makes them proud!
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (ONvIw)

Communists.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (tjClK)

Biden supporters to be sure. Closet commies

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:02 AM (ONvIw)

367 And so now they've got noting except endlessly recycling their Greatest Hits from the last 4 years.

-

Didn't another "Trump raped me in the '80s" story come out recently?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 11:02 AM (ySswD)

368 349 >>And yet another Op-ED (Atlantic) stating that we should let Biden win to avoid more riots.

>>Pretty blatant.

It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 10:59 AM (ZLI7S



Correct. When riots break out prior to the Election Day, any action by the National Guard would be framed as retribution or even - get this - election interference.

But 100% certainty that there will be massive rioting at polling places, just like the teamsters daring people to cross a line to go to work.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (s4dNo)

369 Bullcrap. You're the glue that keeps us all from spiraling off into the barrel, never to be heard from again.
seriously.....
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:00 AM (tjClK)
~~~~~

Bingo!

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (sGotD)

370


No, the watermelon goes in front...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (d6DSt)

371 Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX8)

372
It's really to DJT's advantage to have so many opponents who're irritating fat fucks.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (y7DUB)


Instead of doing their jobs as Patriots, they chose to belly up to the buffet table at taxpayer expense!!!!

Fat, commie and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:04 AM (tjClK)

373 Bingo!
Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (sGotD)


Glad to hear about the kid, by the way.

Here's to a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:04 AM (tjClK)

374 371 Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX

he and wifely are part of the China cabal

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (ONvIw)

375 It's really to DJT's advantage to have so many opponents who're irritating fat fucks.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 11:01 AM (y7DUB)

This is about us, right?

Posted by: Kryston, Wilson, Frum & Boot at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (HrMC1)

376 There's an ad running on Twitter for "CBD Sex Lube And Massage Oil". Apparently very special things happen to people who violate the 100 comment rule now.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)

377 They could find Vindaloomon dead on the floor with a bearclaw still half chewed and arteries that resemble the Volga in January, and it would still be Trump's fault.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (SIo1x)

378 The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them
Like Russians do
Posted by: rhennigantx


Send lawyers, guns and money

The shit has hit the fan!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (vcOmj)

379 Thanks, Sponge!

Posted by: IrishEi at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (sGotD)

380 It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.

------------

That's not a hard prep - at least for Dems. But who cares. I would prefer a country where we were honest about these things. I don't care if it is retribution or not. But that is just me.

Posted by: SH at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (sX1BW)

381 >>If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (ZLI7S)

382 Cloud Atlas plays off the ideas of reincarnation and soul clusters, which if I wasn't a Christian, I would probably embrace.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (yQpMk)

383 Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX

he and wifely are part of the China cabal
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (ONvIw)

But he needs Trump to win to have a chance at holding on to Senate.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (HrMC1)

384
This is about us, right?
Posted by: Kryston, Wilson, Frum & Boot at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (HrMC1)


At least you've got asses.

Large ones, but still......

Posted by: Brie Larsen at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (tjClK)

385 Today is the first day PA could mail ballots out but it's on hold bc Dems file lawsuit trying to remove Green Party candidate.
Posted by: Ha


Lawfare!

It's the Democrat way to get what they want.

Lawfare!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (vcOmj)

386 It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.

-

WE'RE MAD YOU'RE DISCUSSING THE THINGS WE DID!!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (ySswD)

387 I dunno. There seem to be a lot of suburban voters looking for a reason to vote for Biden. That's why Biden is copying Trump's economic policies and lying about his intentions. Some people like being lied to to ease their conscience and give this idiot a vote.

50 days is a lifetime in politics and Democrats are playing to win.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (VpIIl)

388
Evocative. Nicely done.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (pNxlR)

389 But he needs Trump to win to have a chance at holding on to Senate.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (HrMC1)

Does he even care as long as he's still in the Senate and can keep the china cache of cash? He's diet Biden

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

390 Got a feeling that he was told to retire because all Commissioned Officers serve at the pleasure of the President and Trump wanted the a$$wipe gone.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS)



Heh.
Would of loved to been a fly on the wall when he had his meeting with his Branch Manager.
Next assignment? Well lets see here...looks like we have you slotted for the Deputy Assistant Tissue Issue Control Officer on Johnson Island.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (axyOa)

391 There's an ad running on Twitter for "CBD Sex Lube And Massage Oil". Apparently very special things happen to people who violate the 100 comment rule now.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)


LMFAO.

Butt to the wall, man. Butt to the wall.

Posted by: Brie Larsen at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (tjClK)

392 Crap.....

Damn assless sock.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (tjClK)

393 264 Just ignore everything that came after the first film, because the possibilities are open, and you don't HAVE to accept where they took things. Because if you accept the first sequel, you sorta have to accept all the garbage that comes after.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 14, 2020 10:34 AM (hku12)

That would be an interesting rule for reboots / remakes.

No remaking the original, only replacing sequels, prequels, and other side-stories

Take it in another direction from where it originally went.
Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 14, 2020 10:39 AM (e8vAd)

That's a rumor going on about Star Wars. Reaction to the sequels were so negative that they'll be rebranded as an alternative timeline.

Posted by: Mustang at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (Izzlo)

394 Deputy Assistant Tissue Issue Control Officer on Johnson Island.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (axyOa)


Isn't that island some kind of biological warfare test facility?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (s4dNo)

395 I saw Soul Clusters open for Soul Asylum and Soul Coughing.

It was a soulful show.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (jbF6h)

396 So they're going to make Adam Schiff the leading campaigner for Joe Biden? Bold move, Cotton.

It's transparently stupid that that popeyed freak is out shrieking about another whistleblower. Because that worked so well for him last time.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (ZGrMX)

397 Cloud Atlas plays off the ideas of reincarnation and soul clusters, which if I wasn't a Christian, I would probably embrace.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (yQpMk)

Yes, but the best-made movies induce a suspension of disbelief anyway.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (HrMC1)

398 "Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8Q"

Really? Maybe you want to explain that with facts.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (VpIIl)

399 Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX


It's still bothersome that even at this late date I don't know what to think of Cocaine Mitch. It's probably that fucking 17th amendment at the root of it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (y7DUB)

400 355
Today is the first day PA could mail ballots out but it's on hold bc Dems file lawsuit trying to remove Green Party candidate


Wait, I thought we wanted to count ALL the votes?

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 11:08 AM (v16oJ)

401 If somehow we sprialled into a german century, we'd be ruled by giant tree sloths by now which would then be followed by the rule of super intelligent giraffes.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

402 It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.

-

WE'RE MAD YOU'RE DISCUSSING THE THINGS WE DID!!!
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (ySswD)


DOJ had the better part of 3 years to accomplish this, now it's down to the wire. Failure theatre. Do we know it's not Barr manipulating a "I just can't look political" stall?

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

403 Is the Turtle's wife still in the Trump admin? Never hear her name anymore.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (jbF6h)

404 There seem to be a lot of suburban voters looking for a reason to vote for Biden.

---------

I think it is the exact opposite. Trump was just "icky." But now ... well ... icky is better than riots.

Posted by: SH at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (sX1BW)

405 It's pretty obvious that they are trying to prepare the field for any action by Barr and Co. as being political retribution.


You know what would have stopped that?

Arrests. Back in February.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (dGKUu)

406 Johnson Atoll was chem warfare all the way. Where the US burned chemical weapons.

Biological? Well there is a smallish island in Hawai'i where the US tested anthrax.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (SIo1x)

407 Does bluebell's nomination for sainthood need a second?

Tendered herewith.

Posted by: creeper at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (XxJt1)

408

You haven't had surprise anal until I've done ya...

Posted by: Assasorus Rex at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (d6DSt)

409 >>You know what would have stopped that?

>>Arrests. Back in February.

Why didn't you give them all your evidence?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (ZLI7S)

410 Butt to the wall, man. Butt to the wall.
Posted by: Brie Larsen at September 14, 2020 11:07 AM (tjClK)

Yeah, sure.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (/IXBP)

411
I think it is the exact opposite. Trump was just "icky." But now ... well ... icky is better than riots.
Posted by: SH at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (sX1BW)


Well, icky and MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (tjClK)

412 403 Is the Turtle's wife still in the Trump admin? Never hear her name anymore.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (jbF6h)

Yes. Dept of Transportation

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (ONvIw)

413 There's an ad running on Twitter for "CBD Sex Lube And Massage Oil". Apparently very special things happen to people who violate the 100 comment rule now.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 14, 2020 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)
----------

Give him a break. He has to make a living somehow. I don't think that Cob dental plan is all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (/669Q)

414
Cloud Atlas plays off the ideas of reincarnation and soul clusters, which if I wasn't a Christian, I would probably embrace.



Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 11:06 AM (yQpMk)


Cloud William is strong leader. You are comm.



Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (gmo/4)

415 Biological? Well there is a smallish island in Hawai'i where the US tested anthrax.


Posted by: Anna Puma

They tested leprosy on Molokai, but it turns out it's way too slow.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (v16oJ)

416 Has Christopher R Taylor checked in today?
He was complaining about being tired of all the smoke on Saturday - I'm a bit worried about him being close to one of the fires

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 14, 2020 11:11 AM (EGSGm)

417 Aack, you all are embarrassing me. Thank you for the kind words. I'm off to clean out my closet!

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (/669Q)

418 Just a reminder that Mitch McConnell and his "top men" want Trump to lose.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 14, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX

I don't believe this.

However, I do believe they have contingency plans in place --that benefit them---in the event that he does lose.

Mitch will land on his feet either way.

Unusual for a Turtle, but there you go.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (HrMC1)

419 Wait, I thought we wanted to count ALL the votes?
Posted by: pep

Aw you flucking clazy?

What you talking about?

No raundry for you!

Posted by: Chinese Raundry...another viscious stereotype at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (vcOmj)

420
Give him a break. He has to make a living somehow. I don't think that Cob dental plan is all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:10 AM (/669Q)


Enterprising Cob repurposes half empty bottle of canola oil into Sex Lube empire!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (s4dNo)

421
There's an ad running on Twitter for "CBD Sex Lube And Massage Oil". Apparently very special things happen to people who violate the 100 comment rule now.
Posted by: Ian S.


Or blow the margins.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (63Dwl)

422 102
Hummingbird! Not swallow.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 14, 2020 09:58 AM (Dc2NZ)


So, spit then?

Posted by: johnd01 at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (ukNFU)

423
>>You know what would have stopped that?



>>Arrests. Back in February.



Why didn't you give them all your evidence?
------------

It was never not going to not look political. Nor should it. I don't want an independent DOJ unaccountable to anyone. The DOJ is under the President. The President is accountable to the voters. Maybe I'm in the minority. If Trump said, I ordered Barr to prosecute, that would be fine with me.

Posted by: SH at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (sX1BW)

424 Why didn't you give them all your evidence?
Posted by: JackStraw


If perjury on FISA warrants weren't enough, they'll never have enough.

Just admit it then. This is all theater.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (dGKUu)

425 417 Aack, you all are embarrassing me. Thank you for the kind words. I'm off to clean out my closet!

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (/669Q)


Probably wise. Sainthood requires in-depth background check.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (s4dNo)

426

*Hic*

OrangeManBad!

Anyone seen my career?

*sobs*

Posted by: Baked Brie Larson at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (d6DSt)

427 401 If somehow we sprialled into a german century, we'd be ruled by giant tree sloths by now which would then be followed by the rule of super intelligent giraffes.
Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

I want to see the future which has giant air-breathing squids swinging from the trees. Just wait til they discover fire and start smelting metals.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (Kpl3J)

428
Anyone seen my career?

*sobs*
Posted by: Baked Brie Larson at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (d6DSt)


It's in the same place where you stashed your ass.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 11:14 AM (pNxlR)

429 It was never not going to not look political. Nor should it. I don't want an independent DOJ unaccountable to anyone. The DOJ is under the President. The President is accountable to the voters. Maybe I'm in the minority. If Trump said, I ordered Barr to prosecute, that would be fine with me.
Posted by: SH at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (sX1BW)

It only has to be independent under GOP presidents. And then it's still accountable to democrats only

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:14 AM (ONvIw)

430 Have a friend in Compton...California girl born and raised. She's talking about leaving. My heart breaks for people like her and the nurse.

Posted by: creeper at September 14, 2020 11:14 AM (XxJt1)

431 Just the gripping hand, honest.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (SIo1x)

432 Probably wise. Sainthood requires in-depth background check.

Of the contents of the closet. For skeletons.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (HaL55)

433 Brie Larson

Flat Bottomed Girls...

Posted by: Zombie Freddie Mercury at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (jbF6h)

434 Nooooooooooooooooooood! Gorilla.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (/IXBP)

435 Johnson Atoll was chem warfare all the way. Where the US burned chemical weapons.

Biological? Well there is a smallish island in Hawai'i where the US tested anthrax.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Just about everything on Johnston Island was leveled and taken away. There is still the runway for landing.

Periodically, they would go back and capture birds and then do extensive analysis on tissue looking for residue of the chemical warfare incineration program.

The government used to pay Batelle Institute to do this research....for years.

Posted by: Chinese Raundry...another viscious stereotype at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (vcOmj)

436 If perjury on FISA warrants weren't enough, they'll never have enough.

Just admit it then. This is all theater.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 11:13 AM (dGKUu)

Failure theater, SOP GOPe

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (ONvIw)

437 Aack, you all are embarrassing me. Thank you for the kind words. I'm off to clean out my closet!

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (/669Q)


Watch out for skeletons.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 11:15 AM (tjClK)

438
I'm off to clean out my closet!

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM (/669Q)


Divs on the discarded shivs!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 11:16 AM (pNxlR)

439 97 93 91 Thunderbolts and lightning!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 09:48 AM

Funny, I was thinking of the movie Thundebolt and Lightfoot this weekend. Weird was it. With Clint and Jeff? Bridges and George Kennedy I think.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at September 14, 2020 11:16 AM (fMhOl)

440 >>If perjury on FISA warrants weren't enough, they'll never have enough.

>>Just admit it then. This is all theater.

No, it's not enough. Obviously, they are looking at things well beyond FISA fraud. And much of the evidence was hidden intentionally by misfiling information and by over classifying documents. This isn't speculation, we know this to be true because of Flynn.

Once indictments start discovery starts by the coup plotters. The case needs to be completed before the indictments happen. That's how it works.

No, it's not theater. Maybe you should admit something is actually happening given that the first guilty plea is already in hand.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:17 AM (ZLI7S)

441 You know what would have stopped that?

Arrests. Back in February.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2020 11:09 AM (dGKUu)


Like those arson arrests where the perp was released and he did it again? As much as I want those cocksuckers to suffer badly, I know fucking A well that judges like Emmett Sullivan and Amy Cumdumpster Jackson would drop all charges immediately.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 11:17 AM (y7DUB)

442 There's an ad running on Twitter for "CBD Sex Lube And Massage Oil". Apparently very special things happen to people who violate the 100 comment rule now.
Posted by: Ian S.

=====

Or blow the margins.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2020 11:12 AM


Fortunately, as with masks, resistance against prohibitions of maple syrup on French Toast is growing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 14, 2020 11:17 AM (DMUuz)

443 PA could mail out ballots today but they are on hold..
Philly can't wait to send in their 12million Biden votes in.

Posted by: Case at September 14, 2020 11:17 AM (rH0cI)

444 No, it's not theater. Maybe you should admit something is actually happening given that the first guilty plea is already in hand.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:17 AM (ZLI7S)

May be all that's coming!

Posted by: Bill Barr School of Cosmetic Justice at September 14, 2020 11:18 AM (ONvIw)

445 McConnell's only concern is to keep the Senate in a Republican majority. He has worked pretty tirelessly to get judges appointed and carry on whatever can get done without a 60 vote threshold. The senate has actually done a pretty good job in putting together their own bills on various issues as a response to the House. Frankly, I think given these circumstances and reality McConnell has done a decent job. He gets along well with the president, who now knows the reality of what can, and cannot be done. They have coordinated pretty effectively.

The big problem is not having the House. While I will give some credence to the fact that Republicans are in the minority, I think there is more to complain about with McCarthy. The guy is basically invisible, not very forward thinking or articulate. Where's his big campaign to show people why they should vote for Republicans in Congress? His "Contact with America" to show what their agenda will be?

Nowhere, that's where.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 14, 2020 11:20 AM (VpIIl)

446 They're doing the same thing here in Wisconsin.

The Election commission started printing ballots without the Green Party and Kanye on it because they were deemed not legit in what were very BS decisions.

Wisc Supreme Court said no way and its keeping ballots from being printed.

My question is do the Democrats think they're going to get any of these voters by pissing them off?

Its not like a Green party voter is going to say "hey the Dems purposely kept my party off the ballot...you know what I'm going to do I'm going to vote for the Dem now!"

Posted by: H Badger at September 14, 2020 11:20 AM (n/0Nw)

447 >>May be all that's coming!

And maybe, you're wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)

448
And maybe, you're wrong.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)

Back at ya

Posted by: Bill Barr School of Cosmetic Justice at September 14, 2020 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

449 Huck @ #162

Yes, everyone survived, no injuries, and both sunk boats were recovered.

In re Mt Gay Rum, they have been "sponsoring" events here this summer, but, as all socials have been cancelled, have been saving an awful lot of money...

Posted by: slash buzz at September 14, 2020 11:22 AM (6NGJG)

450 Have now received five (5) absentee ballot request forms, so far. Iowa. I think that might be typical, but they are definitely trying to "make a difference". It cannot force anyone to actually request a ballot. And it cannot force anyone to vote. And finally it cannot force anyone to vote for a certain candidate.

One would hope that the best outcome would be this will backfire bigly and in spectacular jaw dropping fashion, with a sweeping rout of elected democrats across the board, one for the history books and studied for generations in poli-sci classes.

I sent one in that had some of the info pre-printed, such as address, apparently that is a no-no. Sounds like I will have to resubmit. The ballots will be mailed no earlier than 29 days out.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 14, 2020 11:28 AM (IG9gl)

451 382
Cloud Atlas plays off the ideas of reincarnation and soul clusters, which if I wasn't a Christian, I would probably embrace.

soul clusters, you say? maybe i'd better take notes...

Posted by: Elron Hubbard at September 14, 2020 11:30 AM (sGtp+)

452 289 Trump down in Texas 64-36. The respected Axelrod poll of likely Democratic voters in the State proves it will be an early evening for the Incumbent President. David Axelrod, CEO of Axelrod Polls, said: "If tRump is this far down in Texas, Imagine how bad California looks."
Posted by: An Observation at September 14, 2020 10:45 AM (gxcpb)

I can attest this is wrong. It's Trump down 100-0 to Biden. People here in TX are rioting for the chance to vote for Biden RIGHT NOW.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 11:34 AM (SSJSf)

453 But that's the big debate about history. Suppose it was a German century - wouldn't Europe still be corrupt and dying today, anyways? The people would have changed, but would the events?
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Kpl3J)

Europe became corrupt and started to die once governments decided their #1 job is to coddle and baby people. Everything you see going on in Europe stems from that foundation.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 11:38 AM (SSJSf)

454 Europe became corrupt and started to die once governments decided their #1 job is to coddle and baby people. Everything you see going on in Europe stems from that foundation.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 11:38 AM (SSJSf)

Europe has been corrupt since the Roman Empire collapsed and the tribes took over.
It's baked into the cake.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 11:45 AM (HrMC1)

455 Hi, neighbor. Have a Gansett!

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at September 14, 2020 12:27 PM (kvDZa)

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