Mid-Morning Art Thread [Kris]

Freidrich Winter landscape1.jpg

Winter Landscape with Church
Caspar David Friedrich

There is something different about the art of Caspar David Friedrich. He was a German Romanticist, but his artwork reaches so deep into the soul that the emotional reaction is, many times, indescribable. His work is sublime. Friedrich is in my personal top three artists of all time because of paintings like this. Although he had a long career, a large amount of his works were lost during World War II during the bombing of Dresden.

This is a simple, quiet landscape with a foreground dominated by a small patch of pine trees and large boulders. Hidden within the trees is a roadside crucifix. The dull color scheme of white, brownish-green and brown, and the ridged verticality of the tallest tree effectively hide the cross. You have to look close to see it. Additionally, the viewer does not see the cross from the more familiar front, but from a near-profile view. This also hides it.
Scattered in front of the trees are a pair of crutches. Their owner has stumbled his way out to this altar and sits in silent worship, facing the cross. The man is small and leans against the large rock in the center. His hands are folded in prayer. Because he is dressed in similar colors as the landscape, he too is hidden from the viewer. The crutches aren’t laid down, but are flung to the side, and he then hobbled to his present location. This act was deliberate and excited. What initially started as a quiet landscape slowly becomes a scene of spiritual significance and quiet devotion.

A hazy, cold atmosphere and fading light cause the landscape to recede quickly into the middle ground. A dense fog curtains the background, but out of the fog the spires of a Gothic church emerge. The spires mimic the straight verticality of the trees, and the trees recreate the tall, textured structure of the church. Because Friedrich covers the bottom of the church in the swirling fog, it erases its physical connection to Earth. The building just hangs there. I can imagine the fog swirling around it, hiding it sometimes or revealing it—like it fazes in and out of reality, like a mirage. The uncertain reality of the church gives this work a deeper, mystical quality. As we approach the small altar in the trees, does my mind conjure the church like a Rorschach image? In the viewer’s mind-eye, a horizontal line will connect the very top of the tallest tree to the highest point of the tallest church spire, connecting the two images visually. Is Friedrich trying to create a visual simile?

The random crucifix in a forest is a common theme in Friedrich’s art. Friedrich believed that God could be experienced in nature as well as in a church, and that that might even be the more pure form of worship. He thought tall pine trees resembled Gothic architecture and could create natural cathedrals for a more personal worship. But this imagery may add another layer of meaning here. Both the pine tree and Gothic architecture were symbols of Germany, especially Gothic architecture (which is weird since the Gothic style was invented by a French priest). After the Renaissance, this medieval style was viewed as “barbaric” when compared to the more desired Classical style, so it was named after the barbarians that toppled Rome—the Goths. Since the Goths were Germanic, the symbolism for Germany stuck. So now the deep religious imagery might take on a secondary nationalistic undertone. Additionally, this was painted during the Napoleonic Wars when the Germanic states were under French control. Is Friedrich the crippled man, or Germany itself? Has Germany been damaged by Napoleon and know it hobbles out to a quiet, pure, Germanic place for prayer and healing?

The most beautiful aspect of this work is how a viewer can feel this work without getting involved in its possible politics, and still not lose anything from the experience at all. Much art from this period cannot say the same. Friedrich’s art is contemplative, personal, and deep. It is both beautiful and sublime, in equal measure, and succeeds at reaching the very depths of this viewer’s soul.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 1st?

Posted by: Doof at January 13, 2021 09:30 AM (mZUr4)

3 Looks cold.

Damn cold......like the soul of the left.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

4 Dang you, Sponge!!!!!

Posted by: Doof at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (mZUr4)

5 Bleak. I like it. Fits the times.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (ExV1e)

6 Is that the Russian Disneyland?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (+4EvF)

7 Dang you, Sponge!!!!!
Posted by: Doof at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (mZUr4)


My bad. I'll be better next time, I promise.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

8 Church? When do you rate Cathedral?

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

9 Snow with fog? Looks cold and wet. Fog normally means the air is warm. So the next painting will be a muddy mess.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (6Pqz7)

10 Kris may not be able to post his comments in the thread due to the new Pixy rules, but he has the keys to the kingdom, so there ya go.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

11 That's a big church.

Posted by: dantesed at January 13, 2021 09:33 AM (88xKn)

12 thx kris

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:33 AM (5QBw6)

13 Snow Queen's palace ... could be an illustration from the first Narnia book.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:33 AM (AHq56)

14 The winter of our discontent.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 09:34 AM (+y/Ru)

15 Snow with fog? Looks cold and wet. Fog normally means the air is warm. So the next painting will be a muddy mess.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (6Pqz7)

Freezing fog advisory 'til noon, here.

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 09:34 AM (AwYPR)

16 Looks like the painter was a 40K fan.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2021 09:34 AM (JUOKG)

17 Couldn't do the detail work on the cathedral so he hid it in fog.

Posted by: Someguy at January 13, 2021 09:34 AM (s/xOm)

18 Ok, now I see the crucifix.

Posted by: dantesed at January 13, 2021 09:35 AM (88xKn)

19 Clark, Audrey frozen from the waist down.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:35 AM (5QBw6)

20 Thank you for the posting this. The explanation was excellent and really helped me to "see" the painting, and I liked it even better after reading the deatils about the painter.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 13, 2021 09:35 AM (87oRe)

21 Good stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 13, 2021 09:36 AM (lmikk)

22 So, how many of you would've seen the details described by Kris in the painting itself?

Not me.

I sometimes wish I had such appreciation to detail in Art, but alas, I don't. It's never been my thing.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

23 Sure beats a nekkid lard ass.......

Posted by: Gray Man at January 13, 2021 09:36 AM (o2MD2)

24 Bleak. I like it. Fits the times.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM

But with hope.

Excellent analysis, Kris. I love this one.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 09:36 AM (2k7BX)

25 7 Dang you, Sponge!!!!!
Posted by: Doof at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (mZUr4)

My bad. I'll be better next time, I promise.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)
==================
Nah - I just have to work harder! Don't lower the bar!

To stay on topic...
Thanks for this, Kris. Tranquil and serene. The viewer can spend a lot of time gazing. I'd like to view a real life scene such as this while sipping a healthy pour of bourbon.

Posted by: Doof at January 13, 2021 09:37 AM (mZUr4)

26 Are those Tiny Tims crutches?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:37 AM (5QBw6)

27
It's cold. I bet it's even cold inside.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:37 AM (+y8uL)

28 You know. Nineteenth-century German romanticists. They just want to take over Poland but are willing to let Holstein etc. go.

For now.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (ab0zp)

29 You can see why Rothko was especially influenced by this painter.

That section on the top left is pure Rothko.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (+nmVv)

30 Are those Tiny Tims crutches?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:37 AM (5QBw6)


One of them seems warped. It's no wonder he kept walking in circles.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

31 No happy little deer. No happy little cabins. No happy little anythings in this painting.

Would not hang.

Posted by: B. Ross at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (uxUoN)

32 My eyes went immediately to the foreground details. Took me a couple seconds to notice the cathedral spires in the fog. Very impressive.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (dfRN6)

33 I didn't like this at first glance, then I read Kris' description... now I love it.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:39 AM (NpAcC)

34 6 Is that the Russian Disneyland?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM (+4EvF)

In Russia Disneyland ride you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:39 AM (5QBw6)

35 24 Bleak. I like it. Fits the times.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 13, 2021 09:31 AM

But with hope.

Excellent analysis, Kris. I love this one.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 09:36 AM (2k7BX)

Yeah. I like the way the mood changes the more you look at it.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:39 AM (VQp/A)

36 Fitting image for the times.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (3H9h1)

37 Looks cold.
Damn cold


***

Frigid Air - a limerick

Long ago in the Rocky Mountain West
A young suitor was doing his best
He thought that he could fool her
When he saw her Igloo cooler
"Have I told you that you have an ice chest?"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (m45I2)

38
Yeah. I like the way the mood changes the more you look at it.
Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:39 AM (VQp/A)


Darkest before the dawn, n' shit.

And The Lord will guide and comfort you when it's all said and done, if you have faith.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

39 One of them seems warped. It's no wonder he kept walking in circles.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

In first draft he was just called the Circle Jerk.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (5QBw6)

40 Let it go! Let it goooooo!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (QYoFn)

41
I guess Tiny Tim was blissfully unaware that crossovers between stories indeed were possible. Unaware that is, until the Big Bad Wolf gave him a run for his money.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (pNxlR)

42 31 No happy little deer.
As I said above ... Narnia ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (AHq56)

43 I really like this painting. I could get lost in it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (lgiXo)

44 Beautiful picture.

We are here. We want to go there. The way ahead is obscured and foreboding. But we have our goal.

Nice.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 13, 2021 09:41 AM (v2c9/)

45 "Have I told you that you have an ice chest?"
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 09:40 AM (m45I2)

Hey watch it you could poke and eye out!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:42 AM (5QBw6)

46 The snow blows white on the mountain tonight

Posted by: cornbred at January 13, 2021 09:42 AM (/CPuT)

47
Is that in fact an actual church? The tripled and very narrow central spires appear to be quite impractical, IMHO.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:42 AM (pNxlR)

48 Dry nice balance of composition which makes it subconsciously pleasing whether you like the subject matter or not.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:42 AM (2DOZq)

49 The crippled man with his back against the rock, in front of the crucifix, brings a tear to my eye.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (NpAcC)

50 Dry = Very

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (2DOZq)

51 This art goes against the global warming narrative and must be destroyed.

- Big ___________

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (Zz0t1)

52 Somebody lost their crutches?

Posted by: DB- just DB. at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (Yytej)

53 I see a man's crutches leading to the grove where he is crucified. Probably a Trump supporter

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (Xih1H)

54 Too cold for me. 29 years in the south has made my blood thin.

Posted by: cornbred at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (/CPuT)

55 I love this one. Do you know that sound when you are in the woods and the snow is on the ground? It is a different kind of quiet. I love that sound, and I can hear it when I look at this work.

Posted by: Quirky Bookworm at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (EbJ6H)

56 Church? When do you rate Cathedral?
Posted by: BignJames


When the Bishop moves in. No "cathedra", no cathedral.

Posted by: mikeski at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (P1f+c)

57 Faith and hope.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (NpAcC)

58 Too cold for me. 29 years in the south has made my blood thin.
Posted by: cornbred at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (/CPuT)


This.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Zz0t1)

59 *Brrrr*

Posted by: WisRich at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (G0vdT)

60 Friedrich didn't just invent the cross in the wilderness motif, tho. I once read that these crosses used to be set up all across Europe--I think to mark old pilgrimage routes(?). By Friedrich's time some still remained in remote places. It's the remoteness he's borrowing in works like this to communicate his message. I've never been to Europe so I don't know if any still exist.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)

61 Long dark winter.

Posted by: Grip the Weasel at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (KbCG3)

62 Nice painting. Makes me want to sit in front of a roaring fire and sip coffee laced with bourbon.

Oh-
Just saw on the Daily Caller: man arrested in Capitol Riots kills himself.

it begins.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who is still ready at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (9qvik)

63 I love this one. Do you know that sound when you are in the woods and the snow is on the ground? It is a different kind of quiet. I love that sound, and I can hear it when I look at this work.
Posted by: Quirky Bookworm at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (EbJ6H)


Everything is really muffled, except my tinnitus.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Zz0t1)

64 Looks like the painter was a 40K fan.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS)

This was painted with little enamel paint jars ...

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Xih1H)

65 Beautiful.

I wonder if the power goes out during a storm?
Because we had a storm. And I don't have power this morning.

Brrrrrrr

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (iXEZB)

66 Obamacare force the Smiths to leave their crippled grandfather out in the snow and hope that the polar bears killed him mercifully.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:45 AM (5QBw6)

67 It is a different kind of quiet. I love that sound, and I can hear it when I look at this work.

Posted by: Quirky Bookworm at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (EbJ6H)

I ain't sayin' nothin'.

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 09:45 AM (AwYPR)

68
This was painted with little enamel paint jars ...
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Xih1H)


Testers.

Used them all the time when I used to build and paint model cars as a yoot.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

69 #22 We'd see it differently if we were standing in front of the actual canvas.
The artist's theology is bad but his art's good

Posted by: Organshoes at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (fyr/6)

70 "Friedrich believed that God could be experienced in nature"
Ah. So he was a pagan. Makes sense. Good thing I finally read the content, which was excellent.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (AHq56)

71 ...The most beautiful aspect of this work is how a viewer can feel this work without getting involved in its possible politics...

Not so fast there.

This painting is very similar to Obama's "O" from his first election. The great and radiant "O" in the foreground, while inside the "O", a typical scene of America fading away to zero under the influence of the Mighty "O".

In this painting, the church is fading away and will soon be obliterated by the coming storm. The attacks on Christianity, Judaism, and churches in general will continue under the Biden Storm until all is obliterated.

Voila! Zee treeck, she is done!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (dWwl8)

72 If crutches fall in the woods and no one is around does they make a sound?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (2DOZq)

73 Europe is full of Muslims. Crosses are reminders of the Crusades and must be eliminated.

Posted by: Gray Man at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (o2MD2)

74 It tells me that God is not only in the churches, but also in the quiet places. Lovely painting.

Posted by: huerfano at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (DzhEB)

75 Testers.

Used them all the time when I used to build and paint model cars as a yoot.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

So youre claiming the glue caused your issues?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (5QBw6)

76 Thanks Kris for the narrative. I saw almost nothing until I read it.

Posted by: dingbat at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (U39us)

77 Right now my winter landscape is about 10 inches of snow left on the ground after the rain has stopped and my crick running over the top of my bridge.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (s2e/j)

78 Nice painting.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (9Om/r)

79 Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)

I think pilgrimages lasted for many months or a year. It was no walk in the park.

Posted by: dantesed at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (88xKn)

80 We all need to pray like that.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (jvt6t)

81 Sponge, I am sorry. That stinks. My husband has tinnitus as well. Too much time on aircraft carriers. It is a drag.

Posted by: Quirky Bookworm at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (EbJ6H)

82 I love the way Friedrich captures light and atmosphere, from brilliant sunlight on ice to the soft, muted look of this work. The need to peer closely to learn all the details makes the viewer become part of the scene. Where did the crutches come from? Oh yeah, there's the small, praying figure against the rock. Then the crucifix becomes noticeable. Are religion and nature one? The way he blends them, maybe. As the figure blends with the landscape, man becomes part of nature and all creation.
TO BE CONTINUED

Posted by: JTB at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (7EjX1)

83 That painting would be cooler if the castle was lifting off like a rocket ship.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (+y8uL)

84 The church in the background kind of reminds me of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (NpAcC)

85 The snow blows white on the mountain tonight


The shelf has fallen.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (yQpMk)

86 "Friedrich believed that God could be experienced in nature"
Ah. So he was a pagan.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (AHq56)

Huh? That simply doesn't make any sense.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (xT2tT)

87 84 The church in the background kind of reminds me of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (NpAcC)

In NOLA there is a very fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:49 AM (5QBw6)

88 86 That simply doesn't make any sense.

jk ... lots of them on youtube ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:49 AM (AHq56)

89 I think the painted would have been more powerful without the crutches

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:49 AM (Xih1H)

90 In NOLA there is a very fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!
Posted by: rhennigantx

Usually a line of NOLA cops on horseback and few zambonis

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:50 AM (Xih1H)

91 In NOLA there is a very fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:49 AM

Beignets.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 09:50 AM (2k7BX)

92 I think the Church is not actually present except as an apparition that intends to indicate nature is comparable to a church .

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:50 AM (2DOZq)

93 I believe Nature can help us understand God. This painting makes me think of the Psalm Be still and know that I am God.

Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2021 09:50 AM (KSeXZ)

94
Obamacare force the Smiths to leave their crippled grandfather out in the snow and hope that the polar bears killed him mercifully.
Posted by: rhennigantx


The "Leave ________ on an Ice Floe" option was too pricey for them. That, and the possibility that ________ would wind up on the Island of Misfit Toys made that "care" route unattractive to the Smiths.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:51 AM (pNxlR)

95 Lovely. But the church looks like the Disney castle.

Posted by: db at January 13, 2021 09:51 AM (E0PSG)

96
So youre claiming the glue caused your issues?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (5QBw6)


I picked the wrong week oh so many years ago......

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

97
Are those some of those needle dropping Balsams?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:51 AM (pNxlR)

98 Somebody lost their crutches?

***

Oh Ye Of Little Faith - a limerick

At a faith-healing tent out in Dover
A crippled man named Howard B. Stover
Heard the preacher man say
"Throw your crutches away."
Who'da thunk it? Howie fell over.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (m45I2)

99 That painting would be cooler if the castle was lifting off like a rocket ship.
Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (+y8uL)
~~~~~

It's a church.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (sGotD)

100 Sponge, I am sorry. That stinks. My husband has tinnitus as well. Too much time on aircraft carriers. It is a drag.
Posted by: Quirky Bookworm at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (EbJ6H)


My affection for loud music as a yoot. Then there's that time where my brother hit me in the temple with a Black Cat and it exploded 2 inches from my ear.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (Zz0t1)

101 Because we had a storm. And I don't have power this morning.

Brrrrrrr
Posted by: nurse ratched

I received the tail end of your storm and I'm stuck up on the hill surrounded by water. My crick, normally about 2 feet deep and 3 feet wide is about 40 feet wide and who knows how deep.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (s2e/j)

102 I see I was not alone - horde mind

Posted by: db at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (E0PSG)

103 Forlorn trees. Bob Ross would not approve.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (nakwk)

104 This was painted with little enamel paint jars ...
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (Xih1H)

Testers.

Used them all the time when I used to build and paint model cars as a yoot.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!

Its gone way beyond Testers, the 40K world has their own painting infrastructure and its' an expensive rabbithole. Trying get my son to convert from that attention to detail to something useful like AR modding or chromatography

Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (Xih1H)

105 Castle looks like Neuschwanstein.

Posted by: creeper at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (XxJt1)

106 79 Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)

I think pilgrimages lasted for many months or a year. It was no walk in the park.
Posted by: dantesed at January 13, 2021 09:47 AM (88xKn)

One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (VQp/A)

107
Huh? That simply doesn't make any sense.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (xT2tT)


Think outside the box. Then drop acid.

It works.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

108 99 It's a church.
If you read the caption.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (AHq56)

109 Guess what day it is, guess what day it is!

🐪 🐪 🐪

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (nakwk)

110 Who'da thunk it? Howie fell over.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (m45I2)

Petes a cripple you know!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (5QBw6)

111 86 "Friedrich believed that God could be experienced in nature"
Ah. So he was a pagan.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:46 AM (AHq56)

Huh? That simply doesn't make any sense.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (xT2tT)

Caspar David Friedrich was most definitely NOT a Pagan.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (VQp/A)

112 Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 09:52 AM (m45I2)

Do you view this awesome talent of yours as a blessing or a curse?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (87oRe)

113 82 CONTINUED

But man is not simply dwarfed by the world and nature. The church, although distant, is the largest feature of the painting. Man creates and on a large scale, not as God but as one deriving and inspired from Him. Mankind is the creature who strives for glory in honor of his creator. It isn't a competition (it might be these days) but as a show of the divine within us. It's a powerful message presented in a subtle painting.

Thanks to CBD and Kris for the painting and analysis.

Posted by: JTB at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (7EjX1)

114 It is after comment 100 so I am reposting because I got willowed below (that is what I get for caffinating before I read the news dump:-P
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Also, J.J., I do not see the news of Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank's
actions yesterday so, anyone who doesn't know, the left is explicitly
using banking access as a chokepoint against Trump. We will be next so
be prepared for both direct action against conservatives and general
bank instability. You cannot treat institutions as political weapons and
not cause instability.





Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 09:43 AM (946rW)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (946rW)

115 "That painting would be cooler if the castle was lifting off like a rocket ship.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (+y8uL)

~~~~~


It's a church.

Posted by: IrishEi"


I said it would be cooler, not better.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (+y8uL)

116 They say that you need to unfocus your eyes to see the cathedral but that's wrong. You need deep focus.

Posted by: Mr. Pitt at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (yQpMk)

117 108 99 It's a church.
If you read the caption.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (AHq56)

If you don't read the caption, it's a rocket ship.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (nakwk)

118 Then there's that time where my brother hit me in the temple with a Black Cat and it exploded 2 inches from my ear.
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It must have pissed off your rabbi too, Sponge!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (ab0zp)

119 Guess what day it is, guess what day it is!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (nakw

You working for GEICO now ?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (2DOZq)

120 That is how the church gets you. You stop to pray at a simple cross in the woods, and the cathedral creeps up on you from the fog while you are distracted.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (QYoFn)

121 Guess what day it is, guess what day it is!


Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:54 AM (nakwk)


There was a Dallas Mavericks ad back a few years where Dirk Nowitzki walked around the front office saying that. It was actually funny.

But Mark Cuban is a flaming pile of douche, so fuck them.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

122 117 108 99 It's a church.
If you read the caption.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (AHq56)
If you don't read the caption, it's a rocket ship.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (nakwk)

With cross shaped rams for combat.

Posted by: Someguy at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (s/xOm)

123 One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (VQp/A)


Neighbors of mine have done it for quite a few years! Not last year of course.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 13, 2021 09:56 AM (87oRe)

124 92 I think the Church is not actually present except as an apparition that intends to indicate nature is comparable to a church .
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:50 AM (2DOZq)

This is how I see it too, but I like how it's completely arbitrary.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:56 AM (VQp/A)

125 111 Caspar David Friedrich was most definitely NOT a Pagan.
I didn't really think he was but thanks for the clarification. The neo-pagans are full of such ideas as "christianity got all its ideas from paganism" ... obvious nonsense but amusing.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (AHq56)

126 You working for GEICO now ?
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 09:55 AM (2DOZq)

No, but it might not be that bad a gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (nakwk)

127 The "Leave ________ on an Ice Floe" option was too pricey for them. That, and the possibility that ________ would wind up on the Island of Misfit Toys made that "care" route unattractive to the Smiths.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:51 AM (pNxlR)

They didnt have the Medicare Advantage plan.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (5QBw6)

128 I received the tail end of your storm and I'm stuck up on the hill surrounded by water. My crick, normally about 2 feet deep and 3 feet wide is about 40 feet wide and who knows how deep.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma!


I dunno if you've gotten this storm yet.
Sustained 50mph winds after three days of soaking rain. The 80yo Douglas fir trees are falling onto power lines all over the beach. Hope to have power when I get home.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (iXEZB)

129 117 108 99 It's a church.
If you read the caption.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (AHq56)

If you don't read the caption, it's a rocket ship.
-------------------
I thought this was a gloomy launch of North Korean missiles to celebrate the ascension of President Jellyhead. Who knew?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (w7uQA)

130 One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (VQp/A)


I prefer the Ranchero.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

131 I think the painted would have been more powerful without the crutches
Posted by: Jean at January 13, 2021 09:49 AM (Xih1H)
**********
It also reminds of the pilgrimage to Lourdes, where people put down their crutches and pray for a healing.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (NpAcC)

132
Oooh, our special little bolus is here!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM (pNxlR)

133 *SNIFF*

Who shit?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

134 126 Trump wants the rioters prosecuted to the full extent of the law
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If they did that we'd find out they ain't Trumpers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 09:58 AM (w7uQA)

135 I like old churches. I've got some WWII aerial photos of a bunch of churches that I got from my Grandma's 3rd husband. He was a FO in WWII. The detail in those old large format photos is very good. One of them is on the wall in our living room.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 09:58 AM (+y8uL)

136 With cross shaped rams for combat.
----------------
Ramming speed, Mr Chekov.

Posted by: james constantinus kirk, sporting a goatee at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (ab0zp)

137 One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.
Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM (VQp/A)

I prefer riding in a Ranchero.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (5QBw6)

138 Is it Insoms birthday? I'm not good at this guessing game.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (s2e/j)

139 Don't copy and paste the trolls. C'mon man!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (nakwk)

140 If they did that we'd find out they ain't Trumpers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 09:58 AM (w7uQA)


But think of the evidence we can fabricate...

Posted by: St James Comey at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (87oRe)

141
I prefer riding in a Ranchero.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (5QBw6)


GMTA.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (Zz0t1)

142 OT question, what program do you use to download videos from the net?

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (+y8uL)

143 But, if you had an El Camino, you were usually walking anyway, so it makes sense.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (Zz0t1)

144 135 If they did that we'd find out they ain't Trumpers.

Unfortunately, a few were and they will let the rest go.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (AHq56)

145
Don't copy and paste the trolls. C'mon man!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (nakwk)

Sorry, I thought I recognized the nick.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (946rW)

146 I know *exactly* where the snipers are hiding in this one.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (afRif)

147 143
I prefer riding in a Ranchero.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 09:59 AM (5QBw6)

GMTA.

*fistbump*
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (Zz0t1)

I always wanted an El Coupe de Camino.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (5QBw6)

148
I prefer the Ranchero.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM

The el Camino was cooler.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

149 Do you view this talent of yours as a blessing or a curse?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


********

At this point it seems pretty much like breathing. Hardly even have to think about it, it's just there. I woke up the other day with 3/5 of an OODA loop limerick in my head.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (m45I2)

150 If they did that we'd find out they ain't Trumpers.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 09:58 AM (w7uQA)

Except for the unthinking knuckleheads that followed them in. They were caught up in the moment and now they are going to overpay for it.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (2DOZq)

151 OT question, what program do you use to download videos from the net?
Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (+y8uL)


Someone here posted a link to an app called youtube-dl a while back.

DOS based where you launch it with the URL to the video and it goes out and gets it.

I've used it and it works well enough.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

152 "Castle looks like Neuschwanstein."

One year when our son was still about three, and still small enough to ride on my shoulders, we went to see Neuschwanstein in late December.

I remember walking up the road from the parking lot toward the castle, during a suddenly popped up snow that it seems only Bavaria experiences.

And at just the exact right moment, the snowfall lightened just enough to allow the castle to emerge into view as we looked up the hill at it.

Breathtaking.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (3D/fK)

153 President Trump's YouTube account suspended for seven days minimum but may be extended.

Posted by: james constantinus kirk, sporting a goatee at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (ab0zp)

154 150
I prefer the Ranchero.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM

The el Camino was cooler.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

Ranchero was a Falcon
El Camino (trans always broken) was a Nova

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (5QBw6)

155 I prefer the Ranchero.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM



The el Camino was cooler.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

I always preferred a station wagon with a fashionable wooden belt.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (946rW)

156 SNIFF*

Who shit?
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe

The troll's mama. Doctors told her with alot of effort and love he might grow up to be normal but she said Nah bro, wiped her ass and flushed. Poor, poor, pitiful Kurt.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (s2e/j)

157 150
I prefer the Ranchero.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM

The el Camino was cooler.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

If it's cool enough for Clint Eastwood, who am I to say otherwise.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (g9pkO)

158 Looks like our rulers have managed to disrupt gab.
I can hardly until we are required to wear VR headsets 24/7 so we can haz pure thoughts.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (87oRe)

159 The el Camino was cooler.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

w/astroturf in back

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (AwYPR)

160 148 I know *exactly* where the snipers are hiding in this one.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (afRif)

*exhales slowly, silently, invisibly*

Posted by: Simo Hayha at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (nakwk)

161 #137 Off, alternate timeline sock!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (ab0zp)

162
Except for the unthinking knuckleheads that
followed them in. They were caught up in the moment and now they are
going to overpay for it.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (2DOZq)

Way to buy the narrative.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (946rW)

163 I always wanted an El Coupe de Camino.

That would be a Chevelle, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (qc+VF)

164 163 I always wanted an El Coupe de Camino.

That would be a Chevelle, wouldn't it?
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (qc+VF)

Nope Coup De Ville El Cominoized

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:04 AM (5QBw6)

165 I like that boulder. That's a nice boulder.

Posted by: Donkey at January 13, 2021 10:05 AM (oUcEv)

166 I prefer the Ranchero.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 09:57 AM

The el Camino was cooler.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:01 AM (2k7BX)

Ranchero was a Falcon
El Camino (trans always broken) was a Nova
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (5QBw6)


Since GM's motif is stealing everything from Ford and rebranding it.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

167 w/astroturf in back
Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM

and a huuuge case of 8-tracks.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 13, 2021 10:05 AM (2k7BX)

168 Man. Zoom in, this is really deep. A definite mood.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:06 AM (z36Kd)

169 Churches made great aiming points in WWI and II for FOs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:06 AM (w7uQA)

170 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:06 AM (2DOZq)

171 Since this artist is in Kris' top three, I will have to research more of his works.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 10:07 AM (NpAcC)

172 Very quiet, deep painting. I like how the trees echo the church, or perhaps it's the church echoing the trees.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 13, 2021 10:07 AM (ofYez)

173 I'm loving this painting! Thank you for this one.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2021 10:07 AM (Vxu+H)

174 170 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:06 AM (2DOZq)

I dropped her off
In a town that was so small
you could throw a rock from end to end

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (5QBw6)

175 Nice painting, Kris. A lot more going on there than initially meets the eye.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (mzC78)

176 142 OT question, what program do you use to download videos from the net?

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:00 AM (+y8uL)


Sponge already mentioned youtube-dl, but there's also a repackaged version which includes a GUI if you're not command-line inclined:

https://mrs0m30n3.github.io/youtube-dl-gui/

Note that youtube-dl can download videos from non-YT sources, too.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (FWZkC)

177 I looked at the goings on in the world today (scanned headlines, didn't click on squat) and came away thinking. Good Lord, I guess these congresscritters won't be happy until theres riots at the capitol for realz.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (cCxiu)

178 Nope Coup De Ville El Cominoized

Ah, I get it. Some years ago, a coworker emailed Pimp My Ride to suggest that they do something like that with my old Honda CRX. I don't think they ever replied to him.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (qc+VF)

179 Had a '68 El Camino.

Dropped a 350 with headers, cam, 2.02 heads, something like a Holley 780 and other fun stuff under the hood.

Would bark the tires on the interstate when it went into third at about 65mph.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (3D/fK)

180 Worldwide revolution upcoming triggered by Antifa pretending to be Patriots? A man using an axe in NZ smashed Parliament's main glass automatic-sliding entrance doors. He was quickly arrested; they're reviewing the area's security.

BTW, NZ's chief executive of Parliamentary Service is named Rafael Gonzalez-Montero! I don't know if Soros bought him the position though.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (ab0zp)

181 As I recall Friedrick was a God and Country nationalist.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (w7uQA)

182 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:06 AM (2DOZq)


I still want an old Ford forward control van.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

183 Every one of Friedrich's paintings balance the composition. That's why he is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (2DOZq)

184 Looks like SGammo got in another shipment. 223/556 brass and steel case, 300blk and .45 steel case. Those are the only ones I looked at.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (CQ3Qb)

185 179 Had a '68 El Camino.

Dropped a 350 with headers, cam, 2.02 heads, something like a Holley 780 and other fun stuff under the hood.

Would bark the tires on the interstate when it went into third at about 65mph.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (3D/fK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3LxQJ6xvyA

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (5QBw6)

186 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

With a mattress?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (s2e/j)

187
Would bark the tires on the interstate when it went into third at about 65mph.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (3D/fK)


And get 4 MPG, on a good day.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

188 I looked at the goings on in the world today
(scanned headlines, didn't click on squat) and came away thinking. Good
Lord, I guess these congresscritters won't be happy until theres riots
at the capitol for realz.


Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (cCxiu)

No they will not. All of what is happening now is a panicked attempt to forestall the actual justified reaction to their evil.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (946rW)

189 186 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

With a mattress?
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Shag carpeting everywhere. 8 Track Stereo.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (w7uQA)

190 171 Since this artist is in Kris' top three, I will have to research more of his works.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 10:07 AM (NpAcC)

You will not be disappointed.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (g9pkO)

191 Bank runs starting? In my tiny hometown, Traffic wrapped around building waiting for the ATM. One lady got out two huge envelopes of cash.

Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (KSeXZ)

192 186 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

With a mattress?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (s2e/j)

See 174

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (5QBw6)

193 With a mattress?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (s2e/j)

Heh. I did plan on having 'sleeping quarters'.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:11 AM (2DOZq)

194 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me



With a mattress?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (s2e/j)

Don't forget the airbrushed bitchen' dragon painted on the side.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:11 AM (946rW)

195
One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:53 AM


super easy; barely an inconvenience

guy down the street has on up on blocks in his driveway, I'm sure he'd let you walk around it

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 13, 2021 10:12 AM (wZpIN)

196 193 With a mattress?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:09 AM (s2e/j)

Heh. I did plan on having 'sleeping quarters'.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:11 AM (2DOZq)

and Gas Grass or Ass bumper sticker

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:12 AM (5QBw6)

197 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

---------

And park it down by the river?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:12 AM (kTF2Z)

198 BTW, thanks Kris beautiful and thought provoking.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (s2e/j)

199 181 As I recall Friedrick was a God and Country nationalist.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (w7uQA)

You know who else was a German nationalist artist...

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (g9pkO)

200 180 Worldwide revolution upcoming

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:08 AM (ab0zp)

Oh, I hope so.

One spark. And after the last 10 months, the world is a tinderbox.

I hope the Americans, shocked as some are right now, show us how it's done.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (v2c9/)

201 When I got my license at 15, I dreamed of getting a used van I could customize.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

---------

And park it down by the river?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:12 AM (kTF2Z)


With "Free Candy" painted on the sides.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

202 >>>[60] I've never been to Europe so I don't know if any still exist. Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)
======
Greetings, Kris ... A young relative who recently moved to Switzerland texted me the other day asking if I knew anything about her attached photo (taken while "woodlands" walking). Her photo showed a tall stone cross carved with a "P+X" symbol -- which I immediately knew symbolized Christianity but had to look up the name. 'Twas the Chi Rho -- a very early christogram -- so it appears at least one of the crosses you referenced may still exist in Europe.

Posted by: Kathy at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (h3RRP)

203 One of my bucket list items is walking El Camino.
Posted by: Kris


You may find Mountain View and Sunnyvale to be underwhelming.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:14 AM (KDCRD)

204 Bank runs starting? In my tiny hometown, Traffic
wrapped around building waiting for the ATM. One lady got out two huge
envelopes of cash.

Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (KSeXZ)

I went yesterday.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:14 AM (946rW)

205 With "Free Candy" painted on the sides.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

Or ask for help moving a chair with a fake broken arm.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:14 AM (5QBw6)

206 I thought the large object to the left of the trees was a bear, resting after having eaten whomever owned those crutches.

I see now I should mend my ways and stop seeing evil in every painting.



J/K

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2021 10:14 AM (tcOe2)

207 This was an illustration in Simon Schama's Landscape and Memory. Now to read Kris's surely insightful write up.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2021 10:15 AM (y7DUB)

208
Or ask for help moving a chair with a fake broken arm.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:14 AM (5QBw6)


OOOF! MY ARM!!!! I think IT'S BROKEN!!!!

- Al Czervik

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

209 I wrote a limerick once. It was about biofluid dynamics.

I, um. I don't get out a lot.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:15 AM (rWZ8Y)

210 209 I wrote a limerick once. It was about biofluid dynamics.

I, um. I don't get out a lot.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:15 AM (rWZ8Y)

Hard to rhyme Bernoulli's Principle!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:16 AM (5QBw6)

211 The church in the background kind of reminds me of St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 13, 2021 09:48 AM (NpAcC)

Strange, it reminds me of the New Orleans Cathedral in St. Louis.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:16 AM (oQ94s)

212 I believe those are spruce trees in the foreground of the painting and not pine trees, correct?

Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (9UmRs)

213 Just saw on the Daily Caller: man arrested in Capitol Riots kills himself.

it begins.


With a gunshot to the chest. I know it would work, but it's not what I would choose.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (KDCRD)

214 I really like your analysis of this painting, Kris. Well done.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (tcOe2)

215 212 I believe those are spruce trees in the foreground of the painting and not pine trees, correct?
Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (9UmRs)

We are all Conifers now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (lmikk)

216 There once was a man named Womersley
Who invented a parameter we need.
The ratio of velocity
To effects of viscosity
Explains the fluid profile we see.

BTW rhennigan, you are basically a few miles from me...

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (rWZ8Y)

217 Pleasantly surprised that the child molestor serial killer snark didn't come until much later.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

218
With a gunshot to the chest. I know it would work, but it's not what I would choose.
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (KDCRD)


That's way too difficult.

Posted by: R. Bud Dwyer at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (Zz0t1)

219 BTW rhennigan, you are basically a few miles from me...
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (rWZ8Y)

Can you see the Shuttle?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (5QBw6)

220 Hard to rhyme Bernoulli's Principle!

(hears the sound of a challenge being laid down)

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:19 AM (KDCRD)

221 I believe those are spruce trees in the foreground of the painting and not pine trees, correct?

Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (9UmRs)

leyland cypress

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM (AwYPR)

222 BTW rhennigan, you are basically a few miles from me...
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (rWZ8Y)

400 PM most days Back Door at Classic Cafe

Wearing a #9 or PDT ball cap.

Ill buy!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM (5QBw6)

223 Let me just express my thanks to Kris before bugging out of this thread ... and my apologies for all the bad jokes. But Narnia ... come on ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM (AHq56)

224 220 Hard to rhyme Bernoulli's Principle!

(hears the sound of a challenge being laid down)
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:19 AM (KDCRD)

Bernoulli did not smell as bad as patchouli,
Communists must be defeated.

I lack the poet's wordsmithery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM (lmikk)

225 Thanks as always, Kris, for bringing the added dimension to the art.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at January 13, 2021 10:21 AM (pmEbq)

226 217 Pleasantly surprised that the child molestor serial killer snark didn't come until much later.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

The cripple car and bear talk seemed to take most of the thread!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:21 AM (5QBw6)

227 One of my favorite limericks, which I did NOT write myself, being insufficiently talented:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:21 AM (rWZ8Y)

228 Greetings, Kris ... A young relative who recently moved to Switzerland texted me the other day asking if I knew anything about her attached photo (taken while "woodlands" walking). Her photo showed a tall stone cross carved with a "P+X" symbol -- which I immediately knew symbolized Christianity but had to look up the name. 'Twas the Chi Rho -- a very early christogram -- so it appears at least one of the crosses you referenced may still exist in Europe.
Posted by: Kathy at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (h3RRP)

Switzerland is a place of mystery to me. When I think of Europe I think of a continent that has lost its faith, and is damn close to losing pretty much everything else. But that's an overall impression, that is probably not reflective of the whole continent.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:21 AM (oQ94s)

229 202 >>>[60] I've never been to Europe so I don't know if any still exist. Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)
======
Greetings, Kris ... A young relative who recently moved to Switzerland texted me the other day asking if I knew anything about her attached photo (taken while "woodlands" walking). Her photo showed a tall stone cross carved with a "P+X" symbol -- which I immediately knew symbolized Christianity but had to look up the name. 'Twas the Chi Rho -- a very early christogram -- so it appears at least one of the crosses you referenced may still exist in Europe.
Posted by: Kathy at January 13, 2021 10:13 AM (h3RRP)

Thanks for this. Was the cross in the higher altitudes?

Yes, the Chi-Rho is very early. It appears all over the place in pre-Constantinian art and was adopted as the personal logo of the emperors of Byzantium after Constantine because of his vision. I believe the Ichthus (Jesus fish) is one of the oldest Christian symbols still in use. I think I read that, in art, it might be older than even the cross image.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:21 AM (g9pkO)

230 Number Twenty-three: The larch.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:22 AM (ab0zp)

231 So following the FBI's claims of demonstrations in all 50 states, a shitty poster started circulating inviting people to said demonstrations. It's red and yellow and has pentagrams in the corners, which is the stupidest most obvious FIB shit ever.

In related news, the FBI is now saying they're afraid of someone crashing a plane into the inauguration, because that sort of thing happens all the time. Maybe that's how Jarrett and Rice are going to take Joe out.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (ZGrMX)

232 Hard to rhyme Bernoulli's Principle!

*****

C'Mon, You Know You Want To - a limerick

An eager young student named Julie
Was picked on at school rather cruelly
She felt pressure, you know
To just go with the flow
Turns out she was dating Bernoulli

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (m45I2)

233 C'Mon, You Know You Want To - a limerick

An eager young student named Julie
Was picked on at school rather cruelly
She felt pressure, you know
To just go with the flow
Turns out she was dating Bernoulli
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (m45I2)

What kind of flow do you have? Linoleum!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (5QBw6)

234 Turns out she was dating Bernoulli

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (m45I2)

What was she drinking?

Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (AwYPR)

235 Turns out she was dating Bernoulli
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (m45I2)


*slow clap*

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (ZGrMX)

236 Number Twenty-three: The larch.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:22 AM (ab0zp)

Man, that's obscure. Presumably nowhere near as well remembered as many others.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (oQ94s)

237 I'm on the other side of the freeway. I do know where the Classic Cafe is. Haven't been there in a while. I'm usually still working at 4..in fact, I'm theoretically working right now...but maybe next time I get off early!

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (rWZ8Y)

238 So I see biden is bringing back Samantha Powers... Hello obama 3rd term

Posted by: It's me donna at January 13, 2021 10:24 AM (Zmnko)

239

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (K2SnJ)

240 @32
My eyes went immediately to the foreground details. Took me a couple seconds to notice the cathedral spires in the fog. Very impressive.

=================================
Very peaceful.

Posted by: dplorable_me at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (jVHR9)

241 Bernoulli did not smell as bad as patchouli,
Communists must be defeated.

I lack the poet's wordsmithery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM

Myanmar Shave!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (f1Vqw)

242 221 I believe those are spruce trees in the foreground of the painting and not pine trees, correct?

Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 10:17 AM (9UmRs)

leyland cypress
Posted by: BignJames at January 13, 2021 10:20 AM (AwYPR)

Today I learned that spruce trees are not pine trees. AoSHQ: Come for the smart military blog, stay for the botany lessons.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (g9pkO)

243 I went yesterday. Posted by redbanzai the southerner
I've kept a chunk of cash stashed since the 2008 crash when we came within a cunthair of the ATM's shutting down. Thats right up there with ammo and enough food/water for a couple months. Don't fall for the freeze dried food scams. I have Rice and legumes sealed in 5 gal buckets. Its a cheap balanced diet you can live on for years if you don't mind eating like Pancho Villa.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (cCxiu)

244 238 Hello obama 3rd term

4th

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (AHq56)

245 Turns out she was dating Bernoulli
Posted by: Muldoon


His patient is being put under and Muldoon tells him, "don't count backwards from ten, give me ten words that rhyme with Bernoulli.."

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:27 AM (fFtVH)

246 Great painting. Thank you Kris.

Posted by: French Jeton at January 13, 2021 10:28 AM (85zsD)

247 I can see it now.

You're under arrest!
I'm an undercover Fed.
Me too. What about that guy?
He was my room mate at Quantico.
That guy?
My brother in law. Also a Fed.
Shit! Ok, anyone here who is not a Fed, raise your hand.
Get him, boys!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:29 AM (kTF2Z)

248 Anybody remember back in ancient times, when we were told to not paint minorities with a broad brush due to the actions of a few members of that demographic?

As a matter of fact, one could even get in a lot of trouble for grouping every member of that identifiable group as evil law breaking, violent or any other such negative description.

Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to define all of us.

Just seems odd....that's all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:29 AM (3D/fK)

249 Kris - This is an awesome painting you selected today. Excellent write up as well. Thank you.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:29 AM (N39Ws)

250 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (m45I2)

251 Mornin', all,

Love this painting. Landscape the like of which I haven't seen since I left CO. The Gothic church, as Kris says, in the background makes me think that Something should be stalking me out of the mist, or a barbarian warrior a la Conan should be approaching with sword bared.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (yvr3o)

252 Greetings woodland-type fappers. That's a nice painting. Would hang but it has no palm trees.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (HaL55)

253 250 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.
Posted by: Muldoon

not that poplar anymore

Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (FZYNt)

254 Excellent post, Kris.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (AiZBA)

255 sorry Muldoon it's not been a good morning for reading

Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021 10:31 AM (FZYNt)

256 Number Twenty-three: The larch.

Posted by: andycanuck




Classic Monty Python:

https://youtu.be/mBcTXBhYzfM

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2021 10:31 AM (tcOe2)

257 231
So following the FBI's claims of demonstrations in all 50 states, a
shitty poster started circulating inviting people to said
demonstrations. It's red and yellow and has pentagrams in the corners,
which is the stupidest most obvious FIB shit ever.



In related news, the FBI is now saying they're afraid of someone
crashing a plane into the inauguration, because that sort of thing
happens all the time. Maybe that's how Jarrett and Rice are going to
take Joe out.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2021 10:23 AM (ZGrMX)

All 50 states they say. Our NH Gov. Sununu and state homeland security said there is NO credible evidence of anything happening at our statehouse. While LEO and NG are on standby.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM (N39Ws)

258 An old friend just called me and asked if I wanted his TRS-80s.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM (+y8uL)

259 253 250 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.
Posted by: Muldoon

not that poplar anymore
Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (FZYNt)

...

You're aspen for trouble with comments like that.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM (yL25O)

260 I always preferred a station wagon with a fashionable wooden belt.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:03 AM (946rW)

I really dig the old grocery-go-getters.

Posted by: Inogame - Trump won at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM (saZtE)

261 But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.

You just used them all up in one comment and didn't leaf any for us.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM (qc+VF)

262 250 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of
comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But
tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.

Posted by: Muldoon

That's acorny pun.

Posted by: Guzalot at January 13, 2021 10:33 AM (Rz36l)

263
You're aspen for trouble with comments like that.
Posted by: TexasDan

looks like i picked the wrong morning to quit sniffing glue.

Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021 10:33 AM (FZYNt)

264 Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to define all of us.

Just seems odd....that's all.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:29 AM (3D/fK)

I recalled when firemen actually put out house fires.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:33 AM (5QBw6)

265 So following the FBI's claims of demonstrations in all 50 states

'Claims'?! We're just passing along orders.

Posted by: The FBI at January 13, 2021 10:34 AM (WLHrn)

266 Painting looks cold, but I'm not gonna birch about it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:34 AM (kTF2Z)

267 In related news, the FBI is now saying they're afraid of someone crashing a plane into the inauguration, because that sort of thing happens all the time. Maybe that's how Jarrett and Rice are going to take Joe out.
Posted by: Ian S.

Far fetched or not, might be one of their options for taking bumbles * out. Perfect false flag op.

* tight end tinfoil *

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:35 AM (s2e/j)

268 Number Twenty-three: The larch.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:22 AM (ab0zp)

Number Twenty-four: More naughty bits.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 13, 2021 10:35 AM (dfRN6)

269 I hate auto cucumber with a deep burning passion.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:36 AM (s2e/j)

270 I recalled when firemen actually put out house fires.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:33 AM (5QBw6)


Fahrenheit 451 has become a users manual as has 1984 and Brave New World.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2021 10:36 AM (AiZBA)

271 All 50 states they say. Our NH Gov. Sununu and state
homeland security said there is NO credible evidence of anything
happening at our statehouse. While LEO and NG are on standby.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM
--
The Texas Governor was on TV yesterday saying there was no credible threat that the State of Texas was aware of, but they would be vigilant.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (JUOKG)

272 Anybody remember the movie 'The Sound of Music'?

Seems like Rolph may be a trending baby name for the next few years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (3D/fK)

273 The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump. This is excellent news! Assuming elections ever matter again, support of the COC should now be viewed by conservative voters as a non-starter. No different than if a candidate was endorsed by the NEA or Planned Parenthood. Absolutely radioactive.

Posted by: PacosMojo at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (Hd73Y)

274 Looks like the FBI has been reading too much Tom Clancy. What's next, a warning about a nuclear bomb at a Broncos game?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (kTF2Z)

275 Today I learned that spruce trees are not pine trees. AoSHQ: Come for the smart military blog, stay for the botany lessons.
Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM (g9pkO)

Yes, they are both coniferous, along with cedar, hemlock and others, as opposed to deciduous, such as maple, oak, beech, poplar, etc.

Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 10:38 AM (9UmRs)

276 " Looks like the FBI has been reading too much Tom Clancy. What's next, a warning about a nuclear bomb at a Broncos game?"

Goodyear blimps over football games?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:39 AM (3D/fK)

277 Breaking: The FBI warns that a Russian captain has stolen a submarine and is headed for the US.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:39 AM (kTF2Z)

278 F the FBI. Stay home, clean your guns, count your ammo.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:39 AM (s2e/j)

279 Fahrenheit 451 has become a users manual as has 1984 and Brave New World.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2021 10:36 AM (AiZBA)


Just finish F 451 this am about 0600. Need a new book.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:39 AM (5QBw6)

280 Looks like the FBI has been reading too much Tom Clancy.

- -

Has Prince Charles upped his security yet?

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 13, 2021 10:39 AM (C+We0)

281 What's next, a warning about a nuclear bomb at a Broncos game?
-----------
The guys from "Law N Order" are rounding up all the practicing Christians in NYC as a precautionary measure.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:40 AM (ab0zp)

282
267 In related news, the FBI is now saying they're afraid of someone crashing a plane into the inauguration,


They're looking for an excuse to down size the inauguration because they know Biden can't draw flies.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Desk Chair. at January 13, 2021 10:40 AM (PtOP4)

283 273
There you go. Separating the wheat from the tares just got a lot easier. These people are so stupid.

Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2021 10:41 AM (KSeXZ)

284 "They're looking for an excuse to down size the inauguration because they know Biden can't draw flies."

The damn thing is already going to be virtual, only.

Only way to downsize it would be to send it in a ZIP file.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:42 AM (3D/fK)

285 They're looking for an excuse to down size the inauguration because they know Biden can't draw flies.
------------------
If they don't change his diapers he is quite capable of drawing flies in prodigious amounts.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:42 AM (w7uQA)

286 Number Twenty-three: The larch.

*******

Probably my favorite Monty Python scene of all time. It was so bizarre and perfect.

Posted by: Mr. Gray at January 13, 2021 10:42 AM (yK9py)

287 The guys from "Law N Order" are rounding up all the practicing Christians in NYC as a precautionary measure.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 13, 2021 10:40 AM (ab0zp)

For THEIR safety!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:42 AM (5QBw6)

288 So 81M voters don't want to attend the inaugeration of the biggest vote getter of all time? WTF?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 13, 2021 10:43 AM (w7uQA)

289 The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump. This is excellent news! Assuming elections ever matter again, support of the COC should now be viewed by conservative voters as a non-starter. No different than if a candidate was endorsed by the NEA or Planned Parenthood. Absolutely radioactive.
Posted by: PacosMojo at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (Hd73Y)

Definetely for the best. Without the Chamber of Commerce/ Sheldon Adelson influence, maybe the GOP can rebuild as a pro-worker America First party rather than open borders/Israel First.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 13, 2021 10:43 AM (LZ7Gl)

290
The damn thing is already going to be virtual, only.

Only way to downsize it would be to send it in a ZIP file.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:42 AM (3D/fK)



I thought they'd have at least a few cars on the mall honking their horns.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Desk Chair. at January 13, 2021 10:44 AM (PtOP4)

291 The guys from "Law N Order" are rounding up all the practicing Christians in NYC as a precautionary measure.

And white, male business executives. They're always guilty. Of what? Doesn't matter.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at January 13, 2021 10:44 AM (qc+VF)

292 Muldoon's limericks are awesome but his book is better. If you don't have it on your library shelf, go get it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:44 AM (s2e/j)

293 Definetely for the best. Without the Chamber of Commerce/ Sheldon Adelson influence, maybe the GOP can rebuild as a pro-worker America First party rather than open borders/Israel First.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 13, 2021 10:43 AM (LZ7Gl)

CoC suckers

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:44 AM (5QBw6)

294 Today I learned that spruce trees are not pine trees. AoSHQ: Come for the smart military blog, stay for the botany lessons.
Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:25 AM


First, thank you for the selection and commentary, Kris!

You can differentiate between pines, spruces, and firs by looking at their needles.

Pine needles are in Pairs.
Spruce needles are Square.
Fir needles are Flat.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (DMUuz)

295 Jim McGovern
I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT ONE THING. IF WE VOTE TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT TODAY AND WE SEND IT OVER TO THE SENATE, THERE IS -- THERE IS NOTHING TO PREVENT THE SENATE FROM TAKING IT UP IMMEDIATELY IF SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL DECIDES HE WANTS TO PROCEED, NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT UNITY. I CAN'T ANYTHING TO UNIFY THIS COUNTRY MORE IF THERE IS A BIG BIPARTISAN VOTE IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHMENT. EVERY SECOND THAT THIS PRESIDENT REMAINS IN OFFICE IS A DANGER TO THIS COUNTRY AND TO THE WORLD. WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE IS CAPABLE OF DOING. WHETHER HE WILL PARDON THESE TERRORISTS, WHETHER HE WILL GO TO WAR. I URGE ALL MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES TO SUPPORT THIS ROLEULE AND THE IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION. I URGEYIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MS. CHU.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (N39Ws)

296 Bank runs starting? In my tiny hometown, Traffic wrapped around building waiting for the ATM. One lady got out two huge envelopes of cash.
Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2021 10:10 AM (KSeXZ)

I heard a rumor suggesting that it would be a good idea for all of us to have at least a thousand bucks in ready cash. Because the banking networks will b going down for a while. Soon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (mzC78)

297 Would paint on the side of my van.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (yQpMk)

298 Nice way to start my work day, beautiful art and interesting analysis. Thank you, Kris!

Posted by: barkingmad59, wandering lurkette at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (NUbbl)

299 Without the Chamber of Commerce/ Sheldon Adelson influence, maybe the GOP can rebuild as a pro-worker America First party rather than open borders/Israel First.

Well, that took a sudden swerve into Stormfront.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

300 I cried because I had no Muldoon book until I met a man with no shelves.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:46 AM (5QBw6)

301 "The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump. "
Thank you COC! Now it will be much easier to know who is the corporate cocksucker that I will never support!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 13, 2021 10:47 AM (Vxu+H)

302 I recalled when firemen actually put out house fires.

OT: just heard of one on the radio. A family was getting rid of their Christmas tree by feeding it into their fireplace/wood stove slowly. For some reason, they thought the flames were going to stay put inside the fireplace.

https://bit.ly/2Lkgzsn

It may have been a spruce, so I guess it's actually ON-topic!

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:47 AM (WLHrn)

303 300 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (N39Ws)

Uh.......

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:46 AM (c/0cj)

Copy paste of a transcript it looks like.

Posted by: Someguy at January 13, 2021 10:47 AM (s/xOm)

304 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.
Posted by: Muldoon

not that poplar anymore
Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021 10:30 AM (FZYNt)

...

You're aspen for trouble with comments like that.
Posted by: TexasDan at January 13, 2021 10:32 AM

Our punning is safe with Muldoon at the 'elm.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 13, 2021 10:47 AM (f1Vqw)

305 MS. CHU.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (N39Ws)

gesundheit

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:48 AM (5QBw6)

306 f'd: get that old TRS-80 and donate it to Ace. He needs an upgraded server :-)

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at January 13, 2021 10:48 AM (8JoH/)

307 303 300 Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:45 AM (N39Ws)

Uh.......
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:46 AM (c/0cj)

Copy paste of a transcript it looks like.Posted by: Someguy at January 13, 2021 10:47 AM (s/xOm)
From CSPAN hearings today

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:48 AM (N39Ws)

308 Caught about 30 seconds of his show today and Errorickson is blaming the protestors for Trump getting impeached.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (+y8uL)

309 "The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump. "

I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (KDCRD)

310 A beautiful painting.. and thanks for the analysis, Kris!

I had to look really hard to find the crucifix and other details!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (CjFDo)

311 These idiots think there is nothing more unifying for the country than impeaching PDT.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (N39Ws)

312 >Our punning is safe with Muldoon at the 'elm.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


maple, maple not

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (iTXRQ)

313 Add Ken Langone from Home Depot.

What Mitch is doing has nothing to do what the base of his party wants, its what 4 billionaires and donors want.

Pretty sure that is exactly how the Founder's planned it out. /s/

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (SScvq)

314 Anybody remember the movie 'The Sound of Music'?

Seems like Rolph may be a trending baby name for the next few years.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:37 AM (3D/fK)

Looking forward to the day when looking for dissidents by storming the nunneries, once considered verboten, is standardverfahren.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (oQ94s)

315 309 "The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump. "

I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (KDCRD)

=========

The 2022 primaries will be interesting.

We could see historic levels of incumbents losing all over the place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (NWM+b)

316 Interesting thought about social media profiles, and people (like me) who don't have one...

Your lack of a social media footprint is, itself, a footprint.

Suggestion is there might be a business opportunity for someone who curates benign social media profiles full of food, cat pictures, and inoffensive statements on nothing. Basically, our Quarantine Cafe in Social Media Platform form.

Discussion?

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (NYS7S)

317 The left predicted a red mirage and blue wave that they made happen. They predicted that the military would have to drag Trump out. They are trying to make that happen. Now they are predicting an attack on the inauguration. They'll make that happen as well. They broadcast every step. Must be psychic.

Posted by: Joe Biden is an illegitimate clown at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (ftFVW)

318 That painting is wonderful. Thank you for the commentary, Kris.

Posted by: Flyover of the Four Lights at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (Rbu5d)

319 Our punning is safe with Muldoon at the 'elm.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Always leaf 'em pining for more.

Posted by: First Rule of Miklosian Show Bidnis at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (QzkSJ)

320 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.
Posted by: Muldoon

not that poplar anymore
Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021


*
*

I feel like such a sap.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (yvr3o)

321 I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.
Posted by: t-bird
....

What?????????? You're kidding, right?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (CjFDo)

322 "f'd: get that old TRS-80 and donate it to Ace. He needs an upgraded server :-)

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again!"

He said "TRS-80s" so I don't know how many he has but he used to have several. I'm going over this afternoon to look at them.

Posted by: f'd at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (+y8uL)

323 We could see historic levels of incumbents losing all over the place.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (NWM+b)

We'll fix that.
- Dominion Voting Systems

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (NYS7S)

324 Are there any practicing Christians in NYC?

I am looking at you, Cardinal Dolan.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (2BZBZ)

325 310 A beautiful painting.. and thanks for the analysis, Kris!

I had to look really hard to find the crucifix and other details!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (CjFDo)

When you first look at it, you see the crutches and wonder what that's all about. They're so incongruous that you have to look closer.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (g9pkO)

326 So much for the Opera VPN.

Pixy hates it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

327 I've been reading Clancy, Vince Flynn and others during the shutdowns. I'm pretty sure these limp-minded pussies at the uniparty heading this bullshit only read these books and then made small changes to the plots.

Can't even come up with their coup plots on their own.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (SScvq)

328 In Bavaria, at least, once you leave the autobahns and stuff, there are tons of little crosses and crucifixes and even the occasional chapel tucked along the roads and even various walking paths. Many have been maintained since a time no one can remember any longer. I just have to wonder if they are starting to disappear, and how many will have to disappear before people start to notice.

Posted by: Katja at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (GDvjU)

329 The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump.


Number nine on the list.

9) If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (yQpMk)

330 In times past the mere mention of trees would have led to a flood of comments from people pining for someone to spruce up the joint. But tree puns are no long poplar. Life's a beech, I guess.
Posted by: Muldoon

not that poplar anymore
Posted by: Rick in SK at January 13, 2021

***

Can't come up with a xylem and phloem pun, darn it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (yvr3o)

331 Proton VPN works here. It is a little pricier than some though

Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (4tHkh)

332 Multiple TRS-80s? You could build your own Internet!

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (8JoH/)

333 I scanned a headline this morning that implied people are quitting the GOPe because of Trump/Capitol Riots (nothing to do with the GOPe being traitors- move along citizen, nothing to see here). heh. I had to laugh.. The Fake News really think we listen to their insane propaganda. I gotta run and get stuff done. Ya'all take care.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (cCxiu)

334 As Stephen Miller just said on Bannons War Room, they are attempting to Delete the Presidency of Donald Trump.

As if it never happened.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (+nmVv)

335 We should have more boobs in our art before they outlaw them.

Posted by: Joe Biden is an illegitimate clown at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (ftFVW)

336 That's one heck of a big church

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (uxJPn)

337 Great Painting. Its sad how the Western Tradition of beauty in art has been trashed and discarded in the last 50 years. All we get now, is crap.

Posted by: rcocean at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (evE25)

338 332 Multiple TRS-80s? You could build your own Internet!
Posted by: PabloD



Don't push the 'red' button.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (0pwEb)

339 Going to put on my knee high barn boots and wander down the hill and try to see how deep the water flowing over my bridge is. If I fall in at least I had a good laugh this morning.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the crick's a rising ma! at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (s2e/j)

340 Have they blown it up yet?

Are they going to speechify all day about Orange Man Bad and vote at the end of the day or what? I can't even look.

Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (4tHkh)

341 311 These idiots think there is nothing more unifying for the country than impeaching PDT.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 13, 2021 10:49 AM (N39Ws)

They were PeachMinting PDT when the so called worst disease since the Black Plaque hit the US.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (5QBw6)

342 Posted by: The Walking Dude at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (cCxiu)

No, no no - we of course walked out on the GOPe because of Drumpf and the "terrorists". Totes!

(waves at Bob from NSA over in the corner)

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (NYS7S)

343 Breaking News: The FBI has traced the calls, and they now believe the calls are coming... FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (oQ94s)

344 Whatcha doin puns fir?

Posted by: db at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (E0PSG)

345 When you first look at it, you see the crutches and wonder what that's all about. They're so incongruous that you have to look closer.

Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 10:51 AM (g9pkO)

Tiny Tim lost in the storm.

Posted by: Joe Biden is an illegitimate clown at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (ftFVW)

346 "What?????????? You're kidding, right?"

There have been rumors...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (3D/fK)

347 Richard Simmons is gay.

*******

That's got to be fake news. Do you have a link?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:55 AM (m45I2)

348 She ran calling Wildfire

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (yQpMk)

349 343 Breaking News: The FBI has traced the calls, and they now believe the calls are coming... FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (oQ94s)

wut??

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (5QBw6)

350 This comment last thread presented me with a bit of a brain teaser:

212 Marcus T "urging Republicans NOT to attend the armed marches..."

The word is out, at least where I live.
Posted by: Ziba at January 13, 2021 08:24 AM (S1hrL)

They don't need any Trump supporters. Just look at the antifa / BLM raid on the House. All they need are photographs of "Trump supporters" and the deed is done.
Posted by: Mr. Gray at January 13, 2021 08:34 AM

What if an unknown gunman on a grassy knoll shot and killed some of the Antifa-in-MAGA clothing at the capitol protests? The media would have to report on the event, wouldn't want to make Trumper look like the victims, but wouldn't want to unmask the Antifa deception, either.

I'd guess they'd lie, obfuscate, and say it was a Trumper false-flag operation. Conspiracy theories would be okay again. Probably get "certified true" on all social media, and the SPLC would double list Trump as a racist.

Posted by: Anonnay Moronnay at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (N01xt)

351 264 Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to define all of us.

Just seems odd....that's all.
_____________

Why is that odd? It's the left's playbook, and it's been working great for them so far.

Remember all the media hysteria over the Tea Party, and how one of them "spit" on a black congressman (never happened) and threatened the lives of others (also didn't happen). The TP, which was as peaceful and law-abiding a group of people as anybody is ever going to gather, were relentlessly slandered as racists and murderers and worse.

And the left used the same tactics in Charlottesville. Hijack a gathering, send in some leftist agitators dressed as "right wing racists" and start some violence, then blame the right for it all.

They keep doing the same damn shit over and over, and our side never seems to learn.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (k4dH2)

352 "These idiots think there is nothing more unifying for the country than impeaching PDT.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed"

That is because to the Dems unify now means submit to their will.

Posted by: Ripley at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (MxEKc)

353 That Church looks more like a castle. Kinda spooky.

And that's a full crucifix not just a cross. Jesus is displayed wearing his loin cloth and everything. Almost like a miniature of one of the many paintings of the scene.

It almost looks like there another to the left and further away but it doesn't look like it has a cross bar but it's a straight pole with no branches or anything.

Very nice. I'd title it "Castle in the mist".

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (FggAv)

354 Proton VPN works here. It is a little pricier than some though

Currently using them to export/import my gmail account over. The speed is about 800Mb per hr.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (B2mhs)

355 "That's got to be fake news. Do you have a link?"

Don't need a link.

His dick tastes like shit.

Posted by: That guy who sucks c*cks by choice at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (3D/fK)

356 BREAKING

FBI reports large tripod-like mechanical creatures terrorizing the countryside

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (iTXRQ)

357 Tiny Tim lost in the storm.
Posted by: Joe Biden is an illegitimate clown at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (ftFVW)

look up about comment 20

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (5QBw6)

358 334 As Stephen Miller just said on Bannons War Room, they are attempting to Delete the Presidency of Donald Trump.

As if it never happened.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 13, 2021 10:53 AM (+nmVv)

Well get off your ass and get the Hunter stuff out there!

Posted by: Robinette Biden at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (ONvIw)

359 Next they'll say that since Trump is illegitimate, all his EOs are null and void. Also, that tax cut never happened and troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq must be restored to 2015 levels.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (kTF2Z)

360 60 Friedrich didn't just invent the cross in the wilderness motif, tho. I once read that these crosses used to be set up all across Europe--I think to mark old pilgrimage routes(?). By Friedrich's time some still remained in remote places. It's the remoteness he's borrowing in works like this to communicate his message. I've never been to Europe so I don't know if any still exist.
Posted by: Kris at January 13, 2021 09:44 AM (VQp/A)

They're still up all over in places like Romania, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Russia, Hungary...

Posted by: Flyover of the Four Lights at January 13, 2021 10:58 AM (Rbu5d)

361 Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump
supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the
possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to
define all of us.



Just seems odd....that's all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:29 AM (3D/fK)

The FBI is not a credible source of information and we need to stop treating them as if they were. If they tell you the sky is blue, go outside and look. Assume any assertion more complex than that is a huge lie and maybe even the exact opposite of the truth.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 10:58 AM (946rW)

362 Chris Cillizza
@CillizzaCNN
Liz Cheney has come out of this entire mess looking very, very good

-
Well, if Czilly Cillizzy is for her, who can be against her?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (+y/Ru)

363 Although he had a long career, a large amount of his works were lost during World War II during the bombing of Dresden.
...
One wonders how many of the "lost" works occupy a spot in the private collections in Zurich and elsewhere.

These would have been favorites of Hitler, methinks..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (CjFDo)

364 359 Next they'll say that since Trump is illegitimate, all his EOs are null and void. Also, that tax cut never happened and troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq must be restored to 2015 levels.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (kTF2Z)

We were always at war with EastAsis.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (5QBw6)

365 I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.
Posted by: t-bird


What? Richard Simmons is gay?

Next you'll tell me Tom Cruise is a homosexual.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (ZCiJZ)

366 The FBI exists to cover up Democrat criminality and to frame innocent people.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (yQpMk)

367 "FBI reports large tripod-like mechanical creatures terrorizing the countryside"

Aaahhh... the Mega-Magas.

We heard rumors of them on the rim planets.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (3D/fK)

368 And what are those light brown objects in the foreground? They look like old time crutches.

Maybe a prayer was answered and a physical infirmity was lifted?

Oh and that pole does have branches on it but very uniform and not like a normal tree.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (FggAv)

369 Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump
supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the
possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to
define all of us.



Just seems odd....that's all.


76-77 million and maybe 100 went into the capital? That's my definition of "mostly peaceful."

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (Ed8Zd)

370 Posted by: Katja at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (GDvjU)

My family is from Bavaria, I would like to go. Thanks

Posted by: clutch at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (9UmRs)

371 The FBI exists to cover up Democrat criminality and to frame innocent people.

All I know is, I would love to have their evidence-shredding contract.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (B2mhs)

372 Why are we still posting "tweets" here?

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (NYS7S)

373 Next you'll tell me Tom Cruise is a homosexual.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM (ZCiJZ)

Mr Cruz come out of the closet!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (5QBw6)

374 So now goolag/yt has removed Trump's account? They really don't want him heard. What are they so afraid of?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (L8ADy)

375 Trump got 68% of the vote in Wyoming in 2016. 69% in 2020.

Liz Cheney chose poorly.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (yQpMk)

376 Breaking News: The FBI has traced the calls, and they now believe the calls are coming... FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 10:54 AM (oQ94s)

wut??
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 10:56 AM (5QBw6)

They've also just completed a psychological profile, and have determined that Michael Myers is pure evil.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (oQ94s)

377 Fantastic art with an inciteful and beautiful analysis and description.

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (Ed8Zd)

378 late to the thread but THANK YOU KRIS
beautiful art and elucidating write up

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (nUhF0)

379 I love how the FBI suddenly woke up from it's stupor and is busting it's azz to find who the trespassers were.

When we still don't have all the facts about Los Vegas.

And the rioters and burners in Oregon were let go.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (FggAv)

380 @CillizzaCNN
Liz Cheney has come out of this entire mess looking very, very good
______________

Only to assholes like you, cizzy

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (k4dH2)

381 Trump got 68% of the vote in Wyoming in 2016. 69% in 2020.

Liz Cheney chose poorly.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (yQpMk)

Got it covered.
- Dominion Voting Systems

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (NYS7S)

382 Over a week ago word circulated that there wasn't going to be a swearing in ceremony. Biden will take a "short walk" to the White House for a small ceremony that will be doctored up and rebroadcast to make him look alive.

In reality, they know there'd be over a million MAGA heckling Sloe Joe... so the optics were not "optimal."

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (3H9h1)

383 Next they'll say that since Trump is illegitimate,
all his EOs are null and void. Also, that tax cut never happened and
troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq must be restored to 2015 levels.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 10:57 AM (kTF2Z)

We have ALWAYS had 90% tax rates comrade. To say otherwise is crazy and you will be placed in a mental institution.

Seriously, stop buying into the signal they are putting out. Even most "conservative" news sources cannot be trusted because they rely on the mainstream media for basic facts that are now "facts" or even "Fakz".

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (946rW)

384 "Seems odd that out of over 73 MILLION Trump
supporters, the actions of perhaps 250, maybe even less, once the
possible Antifa presence is removed from that total is being used to
define all of us.



Just seems odd....that's all.

Posted by: Village Idiot"

Not odd at all. They use a few case of black thugs being shot by police to create the narrative that all cops are racist and black are being gunned down while walking down the street, and the country is embed with system racism and must be torn down and at leas half the country gladly goes along with it.

They got away with that, it has emboldened them and will be stepping up the attacks.

Posted by: Ripley at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (MxEKc)

385 I see something in the painting as mildly subversive to the "church".

The crippled Believer didn't need to make it all the way to the man-made spire, the cross and God's Spire were good enough.

Posted by: pawn at January 13, 2021 11:02 AM (Kewt4)

386 There is a rumor/report on Godlike Productions that Peter Strozk was arrested this morning.

From someone that lives in Northern Virgninia, in Strozk's neighborhood (address information from the lawsuit filed by Carter Page).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 13, 2021 11:02 AM (ZCiJZ)

387 >So now goolag/yt has removed Trump's account? They really don't want him heard. What are they so afraid of?


they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation- piling on

it's like a contest to see who can diss Trump the hardest

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 13, 2021 11:02 AM (iTXRQ)

388 "My family is from Bavaria, I would like to go. Thanks"

Go

It is beautiful.

If you get to the small town of Garmisch, as it is surrounded by mountain rims, look closely at the rims and you will see many of those crosses up there that we are talking about here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (3D/fK)

389 The FBI exists to cover up Democrat criminality and to frame innocent people.
--------
All I know is, I would love to have their evidence-shredding contract.
Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:00 AM (B2mhs)

And metal crushers for the mountains of hard drives, taken from Epstein's compounds. As well as all the ancillary laptops and servers that need to be wiped clean, like NOT with a cloth.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (oQ94s)

390 362 Chris Cillizza
@CillizzaCNN
Liz Cheney has come out of this entire mess looking very, very good
-
Well, if Czilly Cillizzy is for her, who can be against her?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 10:59 AM

Looking good to the MSM and NeverTrumpers, sure. Let's see her run for the GOP nomination in 2024 and see how popular see is with the Republican base.

Posted by: Grim Dogg at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (N01xt)

391
Chris Cillizza
@CillizzaCNN
Liz Cheney has come out of this entire mess looking very, very good



How I learned to stop caring an love the
Cheneys.

Posted by: Code Pink at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (PtOP4)

392 Can't come up with a xylem and phloem pun, darn it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (yvr3o)
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Xylem? Damn near killed 'im!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (TsFZr)

393 375 Trump got 68% of the vote in Wyoming in 2016. 69% in 2020.

Liz Cheney chose poorly.
_____________

She knows she has no reason to worry, so long as she has her checkbook and Dominion Voting Systems.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (k4dH2)

394 I love how the FBI suddenly woke up from it's stupor and is busting it's azz to find who the trespassers were.

Credit where credit is due, they DID bust someone for paying extra to get their child into college. Which was a threat to our Democratacy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (8eSmR)

395 329 The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump.


Number nine on the list.

9) If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 10:52 AM (yQpMk)

The ghost of John McCain burning in hell snickers.

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (Ed8Zd)

396 385 I see something in the painting as mildly subversive to the "church".

The crippled Believer didn't need to make it all the way to the man-made spire, the cross and God's Spire were good enough.
Posted by: pawn at January 13, 2021 11:02 AM (Kewt4)

a lady was healed by her faith just touching the hem of the garment

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (5QBw6)

397 Boy, she nutshells this!


Rebecca Vilkomerson
@RVilkomerson
My 14 year old daughter's description of the movie Dunkirk: "isn't it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

398 >So now goolag/yt has removed Trump's account? They really don't want him heard. What are they so afraid of?

Kicking a guy when he's down. What's so strange about that? SOP for the pussy leftist bullies.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (NYS7S)

399 I said yesterday that I thought Republican politicians were just fucking dumb. Nothing that's happened in the last 24 hours has disabused me of that notion.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

400 Thanks for the always excellent analysis, Kris.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (9IdCK)

401 I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.

Posted by: t-bird

....


What?????????? You're kidding, right?

Yeah, next you'll be telling me that Liberace was gay.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (HaL55)

402
Rebecca Vilkomerson
@RVilkomerson
My 14 year old daughter's description of the movie Dunkirk: "isn't it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)


Raising kids.....You're doing it wrong, stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (Zz0t1)

403 OANN report this morning said that the Chief of the Capitol police had requested five times to be allowed to bring in NG and additional security for the Capitol prior to the 6th. On the morning of the 6th he made another request and was told no. The denial came from Nancy P and Democrat leadership because they thought the optics of heavily guarded Capitol during the electoral count would be bad. This is why the Chief subsequently resigned.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (r5vhs)

404 Kicking a guy when he's down. What's so strange about that? SOP for the pussy leftist bullies.
Posted by: Doctor.Boom at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (NYS7S)


Why their pleas for mercy as we curb stomp them need to be ignored.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (L8ADy)

405 CNN is reporting the FB'sI initial investigation has found numerous terrorists arrested at the capitol had nooses hanging from their garage door.

Posted by: Ripley at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (MxEKc)

406 What?????????? You're kidding, right?
Yeah, next you'll be telling me that Liberace was gay.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


*snickers*

Posted by: Paul Lynde at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (QzkSJ)

407 My 14 year old daughter's description of the movie Dunkirk: "isn't it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)


Yep, you got it, cupcake.

If they had some POC in there, they woulda been all up in Hitler's grill, yo.

Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (4tHkh)

408 im anxious for some of these lawsuits against the gooolags and chimp monkey and Fbs and YouTubes and amazons to reach the USSC. These companies need a big and painful smackdown, stat.

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (Ed8Zd)

409 383
We You have ALWAYS had 90% tax rates comrade. To say otherwise is crazy and you will be placed in a mental institution.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM

Fixed it for you. Like we'd ever impose a taxike that on ourselves. Imagine!

Posted by: Your Uniparty, Establishment Betters at January 13, 2021 11:06 AM (N01xt)

410 I know the masks are dropping, but this is like being told that Richard Simmons is gay.


Posted by: t-bird

What?????????? You're kidding, right?
Yeah, next you'll be telling me that Liberace was gay.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #WASTF at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (HaL55)

Be VERY glad the masks have dropped now. Be a smart frog and jump out of the boiling oil.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:06 AM (946rW)

411 im anxious for some of these lawsuits against the
gooolags and chimp monkey and Fbs and YouTubes and amazons to reach the
USSC. These companies need a big and painful smackdown, stat.

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (Ed8Zd)

NO STANDING!

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (946rW)

412 I love how the FBI suddenly woke up from it's stupor and is busting it's azz to find who the trespassers were.

When we still don't have all the facts about Los Vegas.

And the rioters and burners in Oregon were let go.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 11:01 AM (FggAv)

They still don't have a clue who blowed up Flight 800. No word yet on where Randy Weaver's baby was hiding the gun he pulled on them.

Heck, they still haven't finished the ballistics reports on RFK's murder, or finished their autopsy of JFK, to determine how a shedload of fragments indicative of a small caliber, high velocity round exploded in his brain, when Oswald was firing a cheap old Carcano round.

So yeah, lots of backlog there, fellas.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (oQ94s)

413 408 im anxious for some of these lawsuits against the gooolags and chimp monkey and Fbs and YouTubes and amazons to reach the USSC. These companies need a big and painful smackdown, stat.
Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM

"Steiner will come" was a more realistic hope than "Roberts and the other GOPe justices will come".

Posted by: History, bitches! at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (N01xt)

414 They are giving Trump the Nikolai Yezhov treatment.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (2DOZq)

415 How I learned to stop caring an love the
Cheneys.
Posted by: Code Pink at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (PtOP4)

The town of Cheney, Washington ought to rename itself as "Trump".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (mzC78)

416 399 I said yesterday that I thought Republican politicians were just fucking dumb. Nothing that's happened in the last 24 hours has disabused me of that notion.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

Not dumb, they just hate the base that they have and want them gone.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (XeEyo)

417 According to Cheney, Antifa listens to Trump on who and when to attack?

Interesting take.

Posted by: LASue, More legit pres. than Biden at January 13, 2021 11:08 AM (Ed8Zd)

418 There is a lot you can do against Leviathan without even sticking your neck out. Some thoughts in no particular order:

1) Stop buying stuff
2) Do only what the government directly compels you to do. Do not voluntarily cooperate.
3) Pay in cash with a winkwink
4) Cheat the government whenever possible
5) Steal all your entertainment

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 11:08 AM (yQpMk)

419
someone on this blog said the other day that Van Johnson looked like the "all American Boy"

you never know, huh

Posted by: REDACTED at January 13, 2021 11:08 AM (zZxh0)

420 6) If you know of tax cheating, keep your mouth shut
7) If called to jury, refuse to convict if you think the law unjust
Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so. Never miss an opportunity to quietly do a Commie dirty.
9) If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere
10) Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies
11) Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.

Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 13, 2021 11:08 AM (yQpMk)

421 I woke up the other day with 3/5 of an OODA loop limerick in my head.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 13, 2021 10:02 AM (m45I2)

The Mozart of Limericks!

Posted by: Flyover of the Four Lights at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (Rbu5d)

422 I said yesterday that I thought Republican politicians were just fucking dumb. Nothing that's happened in the last 24 hours has disabused me of that notion.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 13, 2021 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

Not dumb, they just hate the base that they have and want them gone.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at January 13, 2021 11:07 AM (XeEyo)


If they were any good at what they did, they'd have registered as democrats.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (L8ADy)

423 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

On so many levels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (3D/fK)

424 *snickers*
Posted by: Paul Lynde at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (QzkSJ)

You are SUCH a bitch!

Hey, wanna go out with me later, to pick up some hot chicks?

Posted by: Charles Nelson Reilly at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (oQ94s)

425 It's no Thomas Kinkade.

Needs more sparkles to be real art.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (H5knJ)

426 Kris, thanks for this post.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 13, 2021 11:10 AM (yL25O)

427 "According to Cheney, Antifa listens to Trump on who and when to attack?

Interesting take."

So she is disagreeing with Jo-Jo Biden, who told us that Antifa is just an idea?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:10 AM (3D/fK)

428 423 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

On so many levels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (3D/fK)

*spins around in the meadow, MAC-10s blazing*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 13, 2021 11:10 AM (nakwk)

429 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

On so many levels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (3D/fK)
-----
When do we get to the spinning-on-a-hillside part?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 13, 2021 11:10 AM (TsFZr)

430 If they were any good at what they did, they'd have registered as democrats.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (L8ADy)

They can't compete as Dems, the grift is to pretend to be in opposition.

"Elect us, we're your only defense!"

sounds a lot better than

"Elect us, so you can lose SLOWER"

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at January 13, 2021 11:11 AM (XeEyo)

431 423 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

On so many levels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM

Except there's no free country for us to flee to, and Michelle Obama is wearing the drapes. Un-tailored.

Posted by: Forlorn Hope at January 13, 2021 11:11 AM (N01xt)

432 "When do we get to the spinning-on-a-hillside part?"

Right after we get past the Rolph turning into a Nazi part, and ratting us out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (3D/fK)

433 Also Catherine Herridge of CBS news is reporting that the FBI and other LEO are investigating what now appears to be a coordinated plan to breach the Capitol. At12:45 the pipe bombs were found at the DNC and the RNC. That was also the time a crowd was starting to push over the barricades and move up the Capitol steps. They believe the pipe bombs were a diversion to further reduce police presence at the Capitol. Trump was still speaking at that moment not finishing until after 1pm

Posted by: Jen the original at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (r5vhs)

434 The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump.

*****

So what changed?

Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (n/Lt+)

435 407 My 14 year old daughter's description of the movie Dunkirk: "isn't it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

Yep, you got it, cupcake.

If they had some POC in there, they woulda been all up in Hitler's grill, yo.
Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2021 11:05 AM (4tHkh)

Homeschool. She's still salvageable.

Posted by: Flyover of the Four Lights at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (Rbu5d)

436 Got it covered.
- Dominion Voting Systems


This is a popular joke, but most states don't use Dominion machines. To BINO's great sorrow, I'm sure.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (ZGrMX)

437 Boy, she nutshells this!


Rebecca Vilkomerson
@RVilkomerson
My 14 year old daughter's description of the movie Dunkirk: "isn't it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2021 11:03 AM


Quick! Have her do Titanic!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (ejd/p)

438 If Sonic drive-ins adopted zombie Liberace as a spokesperson, he could be The Muse of Sonic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 13, 2021 11:13 AM (mzC78)

439
They can't compete as Dems, the grift is to pretend to be in opposition.



Big fish little pond.

Posted by: Code Pink at January 13, 2021 11:13 AM (PtOP4)

440 Nood monkey

Posted by: weew at January 13, 2021 11:13 AM (EaEMG)

441 NOOD 'Rilla

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 13, 2021 11:13 AM (L8ADy)

442 This is a popular joke, but most states don't use Dominion machines.
-----
I thought they were in 30 states.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (TsFZr)

443 "Quick! Have her do Titanic!"

The hell with that.

Have her do Amistad.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (3D/fK)

444 I see that "bunch of white boys" comment was made by a twitterati woman. That's what I get for reading comments backwards.

Posted by: Flyover of the Four Lights at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (Rbu5d)

445 423 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

On so many levels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:09 AM (3D/fK)

...

Yeah.

We have those stirring moments to look forward to, like when someone plays La Marselillaise and we all stand up and sing in a brave show of resistance while surrounded by the Germans in a bar.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (yL25O)

446 Trump was still speaking at that moment not finishing until after 1pm

In other words, coordinated, but not coordinated with the people who came to listen to Donald Trump. His starting an hour late kind of exposed them.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (3fR4G)

447 I always thought that the El Caminoized Coupe De Ville was a Gypsy thing ... at least that was who made / drove them in Chicago when I was a yoot.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (pmEbq)

448 I think a lot of people forget how much oppression our forefathers went thru before the revolution took hold.

And it went on for a very long time. Not just during George's reign.

I think because of the number of immigrants from Ireland and Scotland that much of the anger at Britain stemmed from that along with the similar actions against the colonies.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (FggAv)

449 Guy with the crutches? Sniper got him.

Posted by: Bosk at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (lDdRA)

450 Also Catherine Herridge of CBS news is reporting
that the FBI and other LEO are investigating what now appears to be a
coordinated plan to breach the Capitol. At12:45 the pipe bombs were
found at the DNC and the RNC. That was also the time a crowd was
starting to push over the barricades and move up the Capitol steps. They
believe the pipe bombs were a diversion to further reduce police
presence at the Capitol. Trump was still speaking at that moment not
finishing until after 1pm

Posted by: Jen the original at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (r5vhs)

The barriers on the mall side were down well before that.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (946rW)

451
The US Chamber of Commerce announced they will no longer fund any politician supporting Donald Trump.

*****

So what changed?
Posted by: 1776 in 2021 at January 13, 2021 11:12 AM (n/Lt+)




It's like Colin Powell leaving the republican party 97 times.

Posted by: Code Pink at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (PtOP4)

452 The 2022 primaries will be interesting.

We could see historic levels of incumbents losing all over the place.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 13, 2021 10:50 AM (NWM+b)

------

Yeah, I think that's a given - if not, it means that every Trump voter just forgot the behavior of "their" Party, because there is no longer any rationale for the "lesser of two evils" argument. If anything, the GOP is going to be *even more* complicit in the coming administration.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (Bvn1K)

453 446 Exactly. It takes almost an hour to walk to the cCapitol from where Trump was speaking.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 13, 2021 11:16 AM (r5vhs)

454 Now that I think about it, lots of parallels to The Sound of Music taking place.

Who will be the nuns ripping out distributor caps?

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:16 AM (3fR4G)

455 "Quick! Have her do Titanic!"

The hell with that.

Have her do Amistad.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM


Better!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 13, 2021 11:17 AM (ejd/p)

456 The FBI thought Richard Jewell set the bomb at the Olympics. They failed to follow up with warnings of the Boston Bombers. They pursued an innocent man , Steven Hatfill for anthrax attacks. And they never would have caught the Unabomber if it wasn't for his brother turning him in.

That tells me the FBI had been staffed by Liberals for decades.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 11:18 AM (2DOZq)

457 In other words, coordinated, but not coordinated
with the people who came to listen to Donald Trump. His starting an hour
late kind of exposed them.

Posted by: t-bird at January 13, 2021 11:14 AM (3fR4G)

It is not as simple as that. The event and speech at the Washington Monument was only one place patriots were gathered. Many went straight to the Capitol or to hear speakers at the White House. Many more wandered away from the Washington Monument and toward the Capitol because the President was almost an hour late taking the stage.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 13, 2021 11:18 AM (946rW)

458 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2021 11:18 AM (yvr3o)

459 history will not look kindly upon the story of a man, who could not get 1% of support 35 years ago running for president and had to drop out for shameful plagiarism

now has gotten more votes than anyone if history

Posted by: REDACTED at January 13, 2021 11:20 AM (zZxh0)

460 I think because of the number of immigrants from Ireland and Scotland that much of the anger at Britain stemmed from that along with the similar actions against the colonies.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 13, 2021 11:15 AM (FggAv

Very good movie. Black 47.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 13, 2021 11:21 AM (2DOZq)

461 149 At this point it seems pretty much like breathing. Hardly even have to
think about it, it's just there. I woke up the other day with 3/5 of an
OODA loop limerick in my head.

ooda looda doompity dooomuldoon's got another lim'rick for you

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 13, 2021 11:23 AM (v3pYe)

462 Beautiful painting. Thanks for the discussion of it, as I am not one typically understands what an artist is expressing.

I wonder what the man is praying about? Himself, a loved one, in supplication, or thanksgiving?

Posted by: George V at January 13, 2021 11:29 AM (U2Tva)

463 So appreciate the art thread today. A beautiful painting and an excellent write up. Friedrich is one of my favorite painters. I love the sublime quality of all his works. This painting is particularly poignant. I'll come back again today to look at it. Thank you and God bless.

Posted by: Ziba at January 13, 2021 11:52 AM (S1hrL)

464 Thank you for posting this picture. I just bought a print and can't wait for it to be hung.

Posted by: Pamazon at January 13, 2021 11:54 AM (OBjG6)

465 Late to the party I know but hope the poster sees this: This commentary was absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't have gotten nearly as much out of this gorgeous piece without it -- thank you. Thanks to the art posters each day. Brings a whole new dimension to this site. And a smile to my face.

Posted by: no one of consequence at January 13, 2021 01:03 PM (whMsz)

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