Mid-Morning Art Thread

Churchill Blue room1.jpg

The Blue Room At Lympne
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 You can see he wasn't happy when he painted that.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:30 AM (7bRMQ)

2 Meh!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (1n+EO)

3 Impressive.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (45fpk)

4 Bravo Sir Winston, we shall not see your like again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (hOUT3)

5 Where all da blue bitches at?

Posted by: Blue Man Group at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (7zNvc)

6 Thats a shitload of titles!

KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

7 What do all the letters/titles mean?

Posted by: grammie winger at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (45fpk)

8 I've seen bluer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:32 AM (LvTSG)

9

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 09:32 AM (hOUT3)

10 That's a lot of titles.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 04, 2022 09:32 AM (NpAcC)

11 Nice, not detailed enough but nice
Would hang in the Blue Room

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (wyok+)

12 blue, blue, my world is blue blue is my world since i'm without you grey, grey, my love is grey cold is my heart since you went away red, red, my eyes are red cryin' for you alone in my bed

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (BRHaw)

13 I'm guessing that's a blueberry pie on the table.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (sRUs0)

14 6 Thats a shitload of titles!

KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

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just postal codes. He loved effin around with people.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (+R5dc)

15 Eh, it’s no Schickelgruber.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (+sEsI)

16 Yes, he could paint, too. Would hang.

Posted by: Ziba at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (4h9M3)

17 Hmm, almost every aspect of Churchill's life was amazing and interesting.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (hOUT3)

18 Should go back to the morning thread and say there's a bunch of titles on the art thread. See who rushes over.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (7bRMQ)

19 Very nice! Keep it up! Make a real career out of art.

Posted by: Adolf Schicklegruber at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (nOv9a)

20 What do all the letters/titles mean?
Posted by: grammie winger at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (45fpk)
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KG=Knight of the Garter
FRS=Fellow of the Royal Society

The others, I'd have to look up.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (aaGzp)

21 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

*******

Pffffffft. I've seen Nurse Practitioners with more alphabet soup in their signature blocks than that.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (kXYt5)

22 Lets just get this out of the way:

KG – Order of the Garter – is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III 1348
OM – Order of Merit recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture. Est by King Edward VII
CH – The Order of the Companions of Honour, founded on 4 June 1917 by King George V as a reward for outstanding achievements
TD – The Territorial Decoration, military medal awarded for long service in the Territorial Force and its successor, the Territorial Army
DL – deputy lieutenant, a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the lord lieutenant of a lieutenancy area
FRS – Fellow of the Royal Society granted by the Royal Society to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge; mathematics, medical science and engineering science
RA – Membership of the Royal Academy of Arts

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (Y5qcH)

23 I wish Sir Winston had lightened it up a titch.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (45fpk)

24 I'm guessing that's a blueberry pie on the table.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 04, 2022 09:33 AM (sRUs0)

Steak and kidney?

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (AwYPR)

25 He probably drank so much that this was in focus for him.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (sRUs0)

26 He sure had a lot of names - and blue paint.

Posted by: kraken at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (Vr12I)

27 I dunno man....blue room has too many "ooo" sounds, and doesn't contrast much with the black curtains. Yellow...too many syllables. Whadda ya think about white?

Posted by: Cream, brainstorming song lyrics and titles at August 04, 2022 09:35 AM (JCZqz)

28 Also, Lympne?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:35 AM (+sEsI)

29 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA


Way too much fluff in that name.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:35 AM (9SrGz)

30 Would hang.

Posted by: Squid at August 04, 2022 09:36 AM (RWl6Y)

31 Also, Lympne?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:35 AM (+sEsI)
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Pronounced "limm".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 09:36 AM (aaGzp)

32 Pretty good for an amateur artist though, don't you think?

Posted by: kraken at August 04, 2022 09:36 AM (Vr12I)

33 the artist's name and title are the real artwork here

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (sJHOI)

34 For a blue room, blue doesn't seem to be the dominant colour.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (X/Epk)

35 Never knew Winston Churchill was this artistic.
Would hang.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (NpAcC)

36 Tinting the window the opposite color, lightly, would make the blue paint pop out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (44ww/)

37 In the blue room / with no curtains...

Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (ZGrMX)

38 This was THE Winston Churchill? I knew he was multitalented, but he was an artist as well as a writer and statesman? Wow.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (txdEq)

39 Knight of the garter?
Order of merit?
??? Rest of them i got nothin'.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (t0hce)

40 Pretty good for an amateur artist though, don't you think?
Posted by: kraken


Better than most pros. Except for Bob Ross. BR would have put a couple of bonsai trees in there.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (9SrGz)

41 25 He probably drank so much that this was in focus for him.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 04, 2022 09:34 AM (sRUs0)


The liquor is in the alcove. A well-stocked blue room!

Posted by: Gref at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (AMIL/)

42 KG Knight of the Garter
OM Order of Merit
CH Order of the Companions of Honour
TD Territorial Decoration
DL Deputy Lieutenant
FRS Fellowship of the Royal Society [science]
RA Royal Academy of Arts [fine arts]

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (yikp0)

43 I like it. Have never seen any of Sir Winston's paintings before. Thanks.

Posted by: Tuna at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (gLRfa)

44 Sun setting on the British Empire.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (4I/2K)

45 This was THE Winston Churchill? I knew he was multitalented, but he was an artist as well as a writer and statesman? Wow.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 09:37 AM (txdEq)

I dunno, he might have a hard time competing with the people here to get into the hobby thread.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (7bRMQ)

46 I guess this must’ve been the home of the physician who discovered the Lympnatic System.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:38 AM (+sEsI)

47 I could do better.

Posted by: Hunter B at August 04, 2022 09:39 AM (UnQlg)

48 It needs a corgi. Maybe two.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 04, 2022 09:39 AM (FF+On)

49 Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh - COLORS!

Perspective is odd, but very modern. Just saw the artist and was reminded of how far we all have fallen as far as Arts and Letters.

Heavily gilt frame and hung in a bright corner -- cobalt dreams.

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 04, 2022 09:39 AM (MIKMs)

50 #42 Via Wiki -- I only knew the KG and RA ones. Descriptions/links available at Sir Winston's Wiki page.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (yikp0)

51 29 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

Way too much fluff in that name.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:35 AM

Oh my...the US doesn't allow titles of nobility, but the left is obsessed with titles and credentials...and queerism. What if, in the future, we see: The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, LG, BT, QI, A+, 2S!

Posted by: Frightening glimpse of a potential future at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (JCZqz)

52 Sir Winston should have turned on the LED's before putting paint to canvas.

Posted by: Voter theater. at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (nuNUc)

53 Didn't anybody notice where the chair is?

The chair is against the wall. THE CHAIR IS AGAINST THE WALL.

OH FFS! Do I have to spell it out for you? COMMENCE OPERATION OVERLORD, DAMMIT!!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (kXYt5)

54 Thats a shitload of titles!

KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

He was a man of letters.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (4I/2K)

55 He painted some very nice landscapes.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (+R5dc)

56 As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)

57 OH FFS! Do I have to spell it out for you? COMMENCE OPERATION OVERLORD, DAMMIT!!
Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:40 AM (kXYt5)

Too late.

They blue it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (t0hce)

58 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA, M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (VJsqe)

59 DL – deputy lieutenant, a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the lord lieutenant of a lieutenancy area

Sounds like a speech I once gave.

Posted by: Kamala H at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (UnQlg)

60 I like Churchill's paintings. They are colorful without being garish and use an interesting perspective. The fact that he painted as a hobby and relief from stress makes his works even more impressive to me. I would be glad to hang this in any room.

Churchill wrote a long essay titled "Painting as a Pastime" about how he began to paint in his 40s, the need for it as an outlet, his first tentative steps and the joy he got from painting. It is worth the read.

Posted by: JTB at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (7EjX1)

61 56 As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)

You like images of gladiators?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (Y5qcH)

62 Winston liked him some bright colors.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (aaGzp)

63
It's no Neville Chamberlain, that's for sure!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (RYuH3)

64 Burnt orange before burnt orange became a thing?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (5pTK/)

65 Would hang just for the artist, though I do like the piece.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (5p7BC)

66 As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)

Pompeii eroticism. Or Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (4I/2K)

67 He probably drank so much that this was in focus for him.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby


Did you see all those military titles? Dude has seen some shit. Let him drink and paint depressing things.

Posted by: mikeski at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (f4v6i)

68 Hmm, maybe Churchill was the fat guy on the ottoman…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (+sEsI)

69 Huh. This is pretty good. He had a good eye. Who knew?

I like it.

Posted by: Kris at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (VQp/A)

70 Winston liked him some bright colors.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 09:42 AM (aaGzp)

Kodachrome!

Posted by: Paul Simon at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (4I/2K)

71
As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.
Posted by: OrangeEnt


They all were fathers -- that's right, they were frieze pops

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (RYuH3)

72 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

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Dude, don't quit your day job.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (FVME7)

73 . The fact that he painted as a hobby and relief from stress makes his works even more impressive to me.

I think that's wonderful! Spouse, who paints as a hobby has read that work, "Painting As a Pastime" and really enjoyed it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (fL5aK)

74 Sir Winston obviously had some talent.

Would hang, but, only under the right circumstances. This wouldn't go with the current decor of Che Blake.

So says She Who Decides the Color Scheme, AKA, the lovely Mrs. Blake

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (5pTK/)

75 I just searched some of his other paintings, hopefully CBD will feature them in upcoming art threads.
I would hang almost all of them.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (NpAcC)

76 that's right, they were frieze pops
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 04, 2022 09:44 AM (RYuH3)

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Frieze pop was a bad dude.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 09:45 AM (VJsqe)

77 I don’t see LGBT+ among those titles…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:45 AM (+sEsI)

78 It's very Churchillian.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 04, 2022 09:45 AM (PiwSw)

79 Oh my...the US doesn't allow titles of nobility, but the left is obsessed with titles and credentials...and queerism. What if, in the future, we see: The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, LG, BT, QI, A+, 2S!
Posted by: Frightening glimpse of a potential future

BDS - Bag of Dick Sucker.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:45 AM (9SrGz)

80 61 56 As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)

You like images of gladiators?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 09:41 AM

Who doesn't like seeing buff, half-naked dudes stab each other and roll around in a sandy arena with thousands of people watching and cheering? Just watch out for monkeypox.

Posted by: Sec of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at August 04, 2022 09:45 AM (JCZqz)

81
Is that a plate of untouched figgy pudding?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 04, 2022 09:46 AM (RYuH3)

82 I don’t see LGBT+ among those titles…
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


LGBT+ = Let's Go Bomb Tokyo and others?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:46 AM (9SrGz)

83 Soundtrack for this one: anything by Black Tape for a Blue Girl.

Posted by: mikeski at August 04, 2022 09:46 AM (f4v6i)

84 As this is a real room, it'd be interesting to see what the frieze is on the top of the wall. Looks like ancient sports.
Posted by: OrangeEnt


********

They appear to be playing leap frog...

...naked leap frog.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:46 AM (kXYt5)

85 Hmm, almost every aspect of Churchill's life was amazing and interesting.
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Bricklaying as a hobby too. He even got his Bricklayers Union card.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 09:47 AM (yikp0)

86 Love the colors of this. There's a melancholia to it, but the colors, especially that light gold seem to offer hope.

Then I saw who painted it. I honestly had no idea Churchill was this good at painting, I thought he merely dabbled as a proper pastime.

Thanks CBD!

Posted by: Moki at August 04, 2022 09:47 AM (JrN/x)

87 Huh. This is pretty good. He had a good eye. Who knew?

I like it.
Posted by: Kris at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (VQp/A)
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I understand an art critic panned some of Sir Winston's work, but, most likely, the criticism due to political differences and not based on the actual work.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:48 AM (5pTK/)

88 Alternate title:

"We Shall Fight Them On the Persian Rug, We Shall Fight Them On the Armoire, We Shall Fight Them on the Davenport, We Shall Fight Them on the Tall Boy, the Bergere, the Mantle, and the Bonheur-du-jour. We Shall Never Surrender!"

Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 09:48 AM (5NkmN)

89 Limp knee?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at August 04, 2022 09:49 AM (xdWtr)

90 I don’t see LGBT+ among those titles…
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

LGBT+ = Let's Go Bomb Tokyo and others?
Posted by: rickb223

NK is missing too. NK = Nazi Killer.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 04, 2022 09:49 AM (FF+On)

91 We shall fight them on the beaches.

We shall fight them in the streets.

We shall fight them in the Blue Room at Lympne.

We shall never surrender.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 09:49 AM (lf83v)

92 I like the fact he put his bar dead center in the painting. The man had his priorities squared away.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 09:49 AM (ZLI7S)

93 lympne resulting from wounded knee?

Posted by: anachronda at August 04, 2022 09:50 AM (ou87n)

94 Painting: Sidebar well stocked.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 04, 2022 09:50 AM (qpX6U)

95 Where are Churchill’s paintings now? Are they in museums, or does his family own them?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 04, 2022 09:50 AM (+sEsI)

96
Don't you get the Order of the Garter when you bang the Bride right before her wedding?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 09:50 AM (5NkmN)

97 I like the combination of blue, orange and gold, and how the light from the window enhances these colors. It doesn't add to them. I think it's too tightly cropped on the right tho, which is throwing off the balance a bit. He needs to show a little more of the space to counter the weight of the window. The perspective is a little off, too. But really, it's a nice piece.

Posted by: Kris at August 04, 2022 09:50 AM (VQp/A)

98 Forget about fighting on the beaches, the landing grounds, the fields and streets and hills... Me and the missus had a war to end all wars this morning in the Blue Room!

- Winston Churchill

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 09:51 AM (VJsqe)

99 I'd like to see him in a bar...w/hipsters trying to match him shot for shot.

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 09:51 AM (AwYPR)

100
'Alf 'Merican, 'e was!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at August 04, 2022 09:51 AM (RYuH3)

101 "KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA"

FA, SO, LA, TI, DO.

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Pep at August 04, 2022 09:51 AM (qpX6U)

102 CBD,
Thanks for using this painting. It reminded me to re-read his "Painting as a Pastime". It is a pleasure to read his writing as well as enjoy Churchill's development as an artist.

Posted by: JTB at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (7EjX1)

103 88 Alternate title:

"We Shall Fight Them Drink On the Persian Rug, We Shall Fight Them Drink On the Armoire, We Shall Fight Them Drink On the Davenport, We Shall Fight Them Drink On the Tall Boy, the Bergere, the Mantle, and the Bonheur-du-jour. We Shall Never Surrender Be Sober!"
Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 09:48 AM

Edited for accuracy based on Churchill's style, and the location.

Posted by: Historical Moron at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (JCZqz)

104 That whole list of honorifics, and the left out the one that was unique.

Winston Churchill, United States Citizen.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (x61Im)

105 Eh. Would hang but only because it’s Sir Winston’s.

Posted by: sinalco at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (yODqO)

106 6 Thats a shitload of titles!

KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA


no swimming certificates?

Posted by: arnold j. rimmer, bsc ssc at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (ou87n)

107 I'd like to see him in a bar...w/hipsters trying to match him shot for shot.
Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 09:51 AM (AwYPR)

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The average Englishman can drink the average American under the table. However, the average Irishman makes the average Englishman look like a teetotaler.

*based on personal experience drinking with Englishmen and Irishmen.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (5pTK/)

108 104 That whole list of honorifics, and the left out the one that was unique.

Winston Churchill, United States Citizen.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (x61Im)

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He'll never be king at this rate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

109 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA

We'll just call you Bob.

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (ugV9/)

110 Winston, how many honorifics am I holding up?

Posted by: O'Brien at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (qpX6U)

111 So, what's the betting on the big announcement from Gov Death Santa?

Posted by: AoSHQ betting window at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (cY9wR)

112 The average Englishman can drink the average American under the table. However, the average Irishman makes the average Englishman look like a teetotaler.

*based on personal experience drinking with Englishmen and Irishmen.


scots are worse

and just avoid russians

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (w0NJk)

113 89 Limp knee?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at August 04, 2022 09:49 AM

That's where OUR book version has the heart buried.

Posted by: Wish.com at August 04, 2022 09:54 AM (JCZqz)

114 111 So, what's the betting on the big announcement from Gov Death Santa?
Posted by: AoSHQ betting window at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (cY9wR)

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The big announcement is that he's going to have a big announcement next week.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:54 AM (LvTSG)

115 He'll never be king at this rate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

There are ways.

Posted by: King Ralph at August 04, 2022 09:54 AM (7bRMQ)

116 Don't you get the Order of the Garter when you bang the Bride right before her wedding?
Posted by: naturalfake


After. While at the reception.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:54 AM (9SrGz)

117 When's the last time we saw bewbies?

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (tiR3O)

118 He'll never be king at this rate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

There are ways.
Posted by: King Ralph


Ahem.

Posted by: Mel Brooks at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (9SrGz)

119 The big announcement is that he's going to have a big announcement next week.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Do you think that it will be announced?

Posted by: AoSHQ betting window at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (cY9wR)

120 104 That whole list of honorifics, and the left out the one that was unique.

Winston Churchill, United States Citizen.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 04, 2022 09:52 AM (x61Im)

I like to call Churchill Britain’s first American Prime Minister.

Posted by: sinalco at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (yODqO)

121 Comment from last thread that is really important.

@greggphillips
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Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (5p7BC)

122 It needs a hound asleep on the carpet.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) a day late and a comment short at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (BgzxT)

123 73 ... Fenelon,
If you haven't read the Churchill piece, I hope you do so. It is delightful reading even if you don't paint. Time to steal (well, appropriate) Spouse's copy and enjoy.

Posted by: JTB at August 04, 2022 09:56 AM (7EjX1)

124 It's no Thatcher. But I would hang.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 04, 2022 09:56 AM (vcv8B)

125 'Alf 'Merican, 'e was!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

I find it appropriate that the pawn that changed the war, the P-51 Mustang, was an American airframe with a Brit engine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 09:56 AM (FVME7)

126 I would hang this painting.

A renaissance man for sure. The last of his kind.

Posted by: Czech Chick at August 04, 2022 09:56 AM (haWye)

127 Dude was passionate about his painting. From a 1942 speech:

"We shall paint in France, we shall paint on the seas and oceans, we shall paint with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall paint on our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall paint on the beaches, we shall paint on the landing grounds, we shall paint in the fields and in the hedgerows and in the streets, we shall paint in the hills.
We shall never stop painting, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the painting, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the final rendition of the Blue Room at Lympne.”

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (kXYt5)

128 It looks like the artist sneezed snot on the lower left side of the painting. Would not hang.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (m7R0k)

129 He probably drank so much that this was in focus for him.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Did you see all those military titles? Dude has seen some shit. Let him drink and paint depressing things.
Posted by: mikeski at August 04, 2022 09:43 AM (f4v6i)


Probably already in the comments:

" Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (hOUT3)

130 I see a blue room and I want it painted black.

Posted by: Sir Mick Jagger at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (AiZBA)

131 That's what you call a $1 view, out of that window.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (sRUs0)

132 >>scots are worse

>>and just avoid russians

Aussies.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (ZLI7S)

133 Info about Sir Winston's Riviera paintings linked in my sock.

For those that saw the BBC Fake or Fortune? painting authentication series episode about the Churchill painting that was rejected as being one of his beyond a reasonable doubt, more evidence -- a photo of Churchill with the painting -- was recently discovered proving its attribution as a Churchill.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 09:58 AM (yikp0)

134 If titles were titties, Winston would be Winona.

Posted by: Freeman, Kleiner, and Vance at August 04, 2022 09:58 AM (Ol/he)

135 This means they ARE DOING SIGNATURE MATCHING on the mail-in ballots. Not doing this was a huge source of fraud in 2020 and was what cost Trump the state.

I'm going to stop whining about Arizona being slow. If this is the reason, then it is a good thing.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (5p7BC)
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AZ also has a voter ID requirement. DOJ is challenging the law, unsurprisingly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:58 AM (5pTK/)

136 Hey Winston, don't quit your day job.

Posted by: a.moron at August 04, 2022 09:58 AM (tu3iY)

137 Peaceful and Serene.

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (2CExO)

138 135 AZ also has a voter ID requirement. DOJ is challenging the law, unsurprisingly.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 09:58 AM (5pTK/)

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I don't think challenging vote integrity measures with this SCOTUS is a great idea for the left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

139 Look out! Whigger Shaun King is mad.

Andy Ngô@MrAndyNgo
As revenge for NYPost investigations on his lavish spending & lakefront house purchase, Shaun King is targeting their journalists, asking for photos of their families & info on where they live. He deleted the first set of threats but has reposted new ones:

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (FVME7)

140 Really should be the Blue & Orange room

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (y8Kvt)

141 The average Englishman can drink the average American under the table. However, the average Irishman makes the average Englishman look like a teetotaler.

I tried to keep up with an Irish woman once. I just about went into a coma and slept for 16 hours. According to my wife, the lady got up after six hours sleep and a cup of coffee and drove to another state.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) a day late and a comment short at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (BgzxT)

142 Don't you get the Order of the Garter when you bang the Bride right before her wedding?
Posted by: naturalfake

After. While at the reception.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 09:54 AM (9SrGz)

I knew the Brides when she used to rock-n-roll.
https://youtu.be/Kn1CXbf2xF8

Posted by: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA at August 04, 2022 10:00 AM (4I/2K)

143
I don't think challenging vote integrity measures with this SCOTUS is a great idea for the left.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (LvTSG)
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Yeah, the DOJ is all about "selective federalism" which I don't think will fly with SCOTUS.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:00 AM (5pTK/)

144 "Blew room? They have a room just for that?"

-Kamala Harris

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:01 AM (VJsqe)

145 I've often thought that particularly bright people had artistic talents as well.

Then, there's Bush the lesser. So maybe I need to reevaluate my theory.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 04, 2022 10:01 AM (BFigT)

146 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Ol Winston knew his way around the canvas.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:01 AM (anj39)

147 I tried to keep up with an Irish woman once. I just about went into a coma and slept for 16 hours. According to my wife, the lady got up after six hours sleep and a cup of coffee and drove to another state.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) a day late and a comment short


This is one of those trick stories. The Irish lady was your wife, right?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 04, 2022 10:02 AM (vcv8B)

148 Andy Ngô@MrAndyNgo
As revenge for NYPost investigations on his lavish spending & lakefront house purchase, Shaun King is targeting their journalists, asking for photos of their families & info on where they live. He deleted the first set of threats but has reposted new ones:
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Talcum will sic his mastiff on them!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:02 AM (yikp0)

149 Andy Ngô@MrAndyNgo
As revenge for NYPost investigations on his lavish spending & lakefront house purchase, Shaun King is targeting their journalists, asking for photos of their families & info on where they live. He deleted the first set of threats but has reposted new ones:
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Talcum will sic his mastiff on them!

Is the mastiff named taylor lorenz?

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 04, 2022 10:02 AM (cY9wR)

150 Meh. It's no Neville Chamberlain!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:02 AM (kXYt5)

151 Tank is refueling.

Stacy Abrams Receives Nearly $3 Million In Soros Money

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:03 AM (FVME7)

152 GnuBreed,

You mentioned earlier that Paxlovid is actually a previously existing anti-viral simply repackaged.

Is it Tamiflu?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 04, 2022 10:03 AM (aW5/6)

153 Talcum will sic his mastiff on them!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:02 AM (yikp0)

Slobber 'em to death.

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 10:03 AM (AwYPR)

154 Shaun King is targeting their journalists, asking for photos of their families & info on where they live. He deleted the first set of threats but has reposted new ones:
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 09:59 AM (FVME7)

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Shaun King should hire a private dick.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:03 AM (VJsqe)

155 "Did I ever tell you how I came to invent the modern battle tank?"

/Winston C.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:03 AM (kXYt5)

156 Sean King, aka Talcum X, aka Thurgood Marshmallow, aka Martin Luther Cream, seems to be hellbent to cause real damage to people. He's either going to go to jail or be served with a civil decision that breaks him.

Of course I could be wrong. 50 years ago I would have made the same prediction about the loathsome race-baiting fossils that go on CNN every day and make big money.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (44ww/)

157 Talcum X is a public dyck

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (+9OzC)

158 An Irishman had been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally said that the bar is closing. So the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face. He tried to stand one more time; same result. He figured he'll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside he stood up and fell flat on his face. So he decided to crawl the 4 blocks to his home. When he arrived at the door he stood up and again fell flat on his face. He crawled through the door and into his bedroom. When he reached his bed he tried one more time to stand up. This time he managed to pull himself upright, but he quickly fell right into bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. He was awakened the next morning to his wife standing over him, shouting,

"So, you've been out drinking again!!"

"What makes you say that?" he asked, putting on an innocent look.

"The pub called -- you left your wheelchair there again."

Posted by: G'rump928(c) tells his favorite Irish joke at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (BgzxT)

159 Aussies drank on the flightline, while wrenching on planes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (89T5c)

160 It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world if Bernie is going to save us!

Sens. Sanders and Sinema Both Not On Board With So-Called "Inflation Reduction Act"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (FVME7)

161 143 Yeah, the DOJ is all about "selective federalism" which I don't think will fly with SCOTUS.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:00 AM (5pTK/)

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And regarding voting specifically,...Roberts promised them normalcy if they let the steal happened. Have we gotten normalcy? Is SCOTUS acting like they care what the left defines as normal anymore?

Undoing cheating where they can would be another great way to poke their thumbs in the eyes of the left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (LvTSG)

162 Did Nick Sandmann ever sue Shaun King for defamation?

He was the main agitator behind that fiasco. He needs to be held accountable.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (lf83v)

163 "Blew room? They have a room just for that?"

-Kamala Harris
Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:01 AM (VJsqe)


Okay, I laughed.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 10:06 AM (5NkmN)

164 Matt Schlapp is the biggest phoney in the GOP. He sounds like another Luntz gimp. Bannon is servicing his penis right now at CPAC Texas.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:06 AM (m7R0k)

165
"The pub called -- you left your wheelchair there again."
Posted by: G'rump928(c) tells his favorite Irish joke at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (BgzxT)


Good one.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV -- just the punchline at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (AiZBA)

166 160 It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world if Bernie is going to save us!

Sens. Sanders and Sinema Both Not On Board With So-Called "Inflation Reduction Act"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:05 AM (FVME7)

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I'm not holding out hope, but it would entertain me greatly if this thing failed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (LvTSG)

167

Meh,, it's no Bob Ross

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (SWi3y)

168 144 "Blew room? They have a room just for that?"

--

That's where he had his finest hour.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (+R5dc)

169 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (txdEq)

170 CBD will show us the right half of the painting tomorrow !

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (T4tVD)

171 Winnie originally titled this piece "Blue on Blue" but I sued his ass in the Hague.

Posted by: Bobby Vinton at August 04, 2022 10:08 AM (PIlQh)

172 I believe it is peace in our time.

And our Chesterfield.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at August 04, 2022 10:08 AM (lf83v)

173 I'm not holding out hope, but it would entertain me greatly if this thing failed.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (LvTSG)
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Sinema might hold firm. Bernie is holding out for another dacha.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:08 AM (5pTK/)

174 Sens. Sanders and Sinema Both Not On Board With So-Called "Inflation Reduction Act"


Oddly enough, I think this bill might actually work at lowering inflation, by bringing on a depression.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 04, 2022 10:08 AM (BgzxT)

175 How about the time I escaped from the military prison camp and walked across Rhodesia in my stocking feet during the Boer War?

Did I ever tell you that one?

/Winston C.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:09 AM (kXYt5)

176 The chair is that far from the table is due to the size of SIR Winston's belly !

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2022 10:09 AM (T4tVD)

177 And our Chesterfield.
Posted by: Neville Chamberlain at August 04, 2022 10:08 AM (lf83v)


LSMFT my friend. LSMFT.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at August 04, 2022 10:09 AM (AiZBA)

178 Man, so I missed this story. A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (IXpV7)

179 I think I saw the "AOC in 2024" idea discussed briefly here yesterday...DU has a BIG discussion on the topic, and they're pretty split on the idea:

AOC is the Democrats' best shot against Trump in 2024 AOC is less of a personality and more of a movement. Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. She isn’t beholden to corporations, is a prodigious small-dollar fundraiser, and could out-Trump Trump like no other politician has been able to...

Love AOC and I think she has a chance of..becoming President in the future. But this next election is so important that it should be Biden if he wants to run again or someone with more experience.

Is this satire? Because it seems like a joke. Absurd is the only word that comes to mind.

I remember some folks said the same thing about Barack Obama Of course, the Republicans hate her. She is a target on FOX all of the time. That means they are threatened by her. I would prefer to see her run for Speaker when Nancy retires

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (JCZqz)

180 My hope is the Sinema wants to keep her seat far into the future. She should be able to see the writing on the wall that if she doesn't follow the Mark Kelly path, she can keep the seat until she retires.

She is up for reelection in 2024, and would be facing a huge headwind with a Trump/DeSantis ticket. If she doesn't start bucking Schumer now, then she could pay a steep price.

The left isn't able to save her in Arizona.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (5p7BC)

181 >Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


BMF

Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO8)

182 I have an MBSCSDD Masters of Back -Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing.

Posted by: Flim Flam Man at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (7zNvc)

183 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


BMF
Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO


BDE?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 10:11 AM (5NkmN)

184 I'm thinking painting (or drawing, or sculpting, or other forms of representational art) is an excellent exercise for developing and honing observational skills. Perhaps this was a creative outlet for him; perhaps it was intellectual exercise.

Posted by: Emmie at August 04, 2022 10:11 AM (t62xj)

185 179 AOC is the Democrats' best shot against Trump in 2024 AOC is less of a personality and more of a movement. Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. She isn’t beholden to corporations, is a prodigious small-dollar fundraiser, and could out-Trump Trump like no other politician has been able to...

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (JCZqz)

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Wait...I thought Biden beat Trump legitimately in 2020. Did they not know that? Why can't he do it again?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:11 AM (LvTSG)

186 #169 A further clue: "It is at present awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, and can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.[2]"

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:12 AM (yikp0)

187 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

EDD
Exemplary Derring-Do

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 10:12 AM (4I/2K)

188 180 She is up for reelection in 2024, and would be facing a huge headwind with a Trump/DeSantis ticket. If she doesn't start bucking Schumer now, then she could pay a steep price.

The left isn't able to save her in Arizona.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (5p7BC)

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It would also entertain me greatly if the left go so sick of her maverick ways (not really...she's voted for every progressive justice Biden has put forth and only makes show of independence every once in a while) and they successfully primaried her with some radical leftist Hispanic that ends up losing the general.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:12 AM (LvTSG)

189 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:07 AM (txdEq)

OBE?....Order of the Brit Empire?

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (AwYPR)

190 "Would you rather be insulted by AOC or Trump?" is barely a question.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (44ww/)

191 EDD
Exemplary Derring-Do
Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 10:12 AM (4I/2K)

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LOL

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (VJsqe)

192 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
BMF
Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO
*
BDE?
Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022


***
CMG -- Companion of St. Michael and St. George. M mentions that this was a decoration normally awarded only when a civil servant retired from the Service. A solid indication of how valuable Bond's work was!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (txdEq)

193 Trivia Q: What was the decoration awarded to James Bond (in the novels), and what did the 3 letters stand for?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


The Royal Order of STD?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (m7R0k)

194 #169 I see as is it's only three letters, he was a Companion of the Order and not a Knight.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (yikp0)

195 DeSantis doing his press conference.

Posted by: WisRich at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (G0vdT)

196 190 "Would you rather be insulted by AOC or Trump?" is barely a question.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (44ww/)

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Trump. The insult has a chance of being funny.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

197 BMF

Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO

That was Shaft.

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 10:14 AM (AwYPR)

198 I remember some folks said the same thing about Barack Obama Of course, the Republicans hate her. She is a target on FOX all of the time. That means they are threatened by her. I would prefer to see her run for Speaker when Nancy retires

We don't hate her and we are not threatened by her; we laugh at her and want to see her breasts. There's a difference.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:14 AM (/NCI4)

199 why isn't "mayo" king being charged with terrorism?
I know, I know, "shut up!", they explained.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (B28Vv)

200 Round up the usual suspects!

Since Bail Reform Began in NYC, Just 10 Career Criminals Make Up Nearly 500 Arrests in the Cities

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (FVME7)

201 Time to steal (well, appropriate) Spouse's copy and enjoy.
Posted by: JTB at August 04, 2022 09:56 AM (7EjX1)

Well, I would appropriate it, but who knows where it is. I have so many books here and they're often in piles in closets or on the floor so it may not be easy to find. I hope everybody else has a very neat and tidy collection of books on their bookcase.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (fL5aK)

202 I saw a funny video.

A white guy puts on a sombrero and a pancho and asks American college students "is this offensive". They all say yes.

Then he goes into Mexico and asks Mexicans. He gets responses ranging from "No" to "You look cool!"

Though...by the logic of the American college students, couldn't you demand any non-Americans stop wearing jeans and t-shirts?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (ESjRY)

203 200 Round up the usual suspects!

Since Bail Reform Began in NYC, Just 10 Career Criminals Make Up Nearly 500 Arrests in the Cities
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (FVME7)

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Bail Reform began before the last election. Alvin Bragg won by over 70% by promising to continue it.

NYC wants this. I say, let 'em have it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (LvTSG)

204 I'm thinking painting (or drawing, or sculpting, or other forms of representational art) is an excellent exercise for developing and honing observational skills. Perhaps this was a creative outlet for him; perhaps it was intellectual exercise.
Posted by: Emmie

It also kept him from weighing 6,000 lbs.

Posted by: JT at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (T4tVD)

205 I'd love to respond to that DU poster.

We aren't afraid of AOC at all. Please, I am begging you to run her for President.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (5p7BC)

206 Was a "blue room" some way of showing off wealth? I look at the room, and man, it looks ugly.

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (Jg92y)

207 DeSantis is suspending AG in Florida.

Posted by: WisRich at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (G0vdT)

208 We don't hate her and we are not threatened by her; we laugh at her and want to see her breasts. There's a difference.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:14 AM (/NCI4)
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Unlike TJM, I do think she can win. She has a strong pull on younger voters, and the rest of the Dems will fall in line and pull the lever for her too.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (VJsqe)

209 205 I'd love to respond to that DU poster.

We aren't afraid of AOC at all. Please, I am begging you to run her for President.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:16 AM (5p7BC)

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I want to see how she plays in the SC Democratic primary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (LvTSG)

210 Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement

She's good looking for a pol, especially a Dem one, but...smart?

I guess if you consider dachshunds smart then...sure.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (ESjRY)

211 We don't hate her and we are not threatened by her; we laugh at her and want to see her breasts. There's a difference.

If anything, we despise her, with the connotation of contempt that comes with it.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (/NCI4)

212 I want to see AOC wear another "tax the rich" dress while at a fundraiser hosted for her by literally the richest men in the world.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (ESjRY)

213 AOC and people just like her *will* be the Dem nominee, and HML, and SML, and soon.

The old guard is so very, very old. They will die off soon, and take their clout with them, and the young Jacobins win by default.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:18 AM (IXpV7)

214 208 Unlike TJM, I do think she can win. She has a strong pull on younger voters, and the rest of the Dems will fall in line and pull the lever for her too.
Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (VJsqe)

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Young voters are always unreliable, and she'd have to win primaries in places like SC, MI, IN, and FL.

She'd be another Kamala, at best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:18 AM (LvTSG)

215 212 I want to see AOC wear another "tax the rich" dress while at a fundraiser hosted for her by literally the richest men in the world.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (ESjRY)

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All while owing back taxes!!!

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:18 AM (VJsqe)

216 I guess if you consider dachshunds smart then...sure.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (ESjRY)

Dachshunds are smart...or very clever.

Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (AwYPR)

217 38 This was THE Winston Churchill?

Nah, this was the Winston Churchill that played keyboards in Fleetwood Mac around 1969

Posted by: azjaeger at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (3/XaG)

218 You know how over 1000 state and federal office-holding Dems lost under Obama?
Not just depleting their bench but shifting the party hard left.

Well, a similar situation is going on in the Republicans. But with a significant difference: Where the Democrats lost to Republicans, a huge number of "socially liberal, big businesses first" Republicans are losing their primary or have retired; replaced by MAGA.

This election will see a bigger shift in the makeup of the GOP than even the election of Trump.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (Zf0+a)

219 215 212 I want to see AOC wear another "tax the rich" dress while at a fundraiser hosted for her by literally the richest men in the world.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:17 AM (ESjRY)

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All while owing back taxes!!!
Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:18 AM (VJsqe)

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While also being an adherent of Modern Monetary Theory which says that governments should just borrow and spend as much as they want, which makes taxation pointless from a fiscal perspective.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (LvTSG)

220 Man, so I missed this story. A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Yet a 22 yr old put 8 of 10 on an active shooter while advancing.

Posted by: Mel Brooks at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (9SrGz)

221 BMF

Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO

That was Shaft.
Posted by: BignJames


Shut yo mouth!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (KYKwc)

222 My hope is the Sinema wants to keep her seat far into the future. She should be able to see the writing on the wall that if she doesn't follow the Mark Kelly path, she can keep the seat until she retires.

She is up for reelection in 2024, and would be facing a huge headwind with a Trump/DeSantis ticket. If she doesn't start bucking Schumer now, then she could pay a steep price.

The left isn't able to save her in Arizona.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

If the left is willing to try.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (cY9wR)

223 Young voters are always unreliable, and she'd have to win primaries in places like SC, MI, IN, and FL.

She'd be another Kamala, at best.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:18 AM (LvTSG)

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You and Dave in Fla have a much better idea on what's going on out there than I do. It gives me heart when you both say it'll never happen. I still fear the day it does.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (VJsqe)

224 Fireplace, chair, window. This one's a winner.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (cTCuP)

225 We aren't afraid of AOC at all. Please, I am begging you to run her for President.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Careful what you wish for. Last time the dems ran and successfully installed a braindead grifter boob...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (B28Vv)

226 AOC will never be President, any more than Brandon is. When she is inaugurated, Saikat Chakrabarti and Cenk Uygur will be President.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (IXpV7)

227 Since Bail Reform Began in NYC, Just 10 Career Criminals Make Up Nearly 500 Arrests in the Cities
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I wonder how many of them were Republicans?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriots at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (lf83v)

228 well, it's no Zelensky, that's for damn shore

Posted by: REDACTED at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (us2H3)

229 223 You and Dave in Fla have a much better idea on what's going on out there than I do. It gives me heart when you both say it'll never happen. I still fear the day it does.
Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (VJsqe)

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I remember in 2016 when people said Democrats would never, ever nominate a white dude again.

2020 comes and the establishment ends up pushing a white dude to defeat the other white dude that had the only real populist pull in the party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (LvTSG)

230
Careful what you wish for. Last time the dems ran and successfully installed a braindead grifter boob...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:20 AM (B28Vv)
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...but enough about GW Bush....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (5pTK/)

231 119 The big announcement is that he's going to have a big announcement next week.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

Do you think that it will be announced?
Posted by: AoSHQ betting window at August 04, 2022 09:55 AM (cY9wR)

Obligatory:

#twoweeks

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (BgMrQ)

232 This election will see a bigger shift in the makeup of the GOP than even the election of Trump.

I don't know how to rank them, but for those who keep insisting nothing changes, this is the answer. The RINOs might just become an endangered species.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (/NCI4)

233 She's good looking for a pol, especially a Dem one, but...smart?

I guess if you consider dachshunds smart then...sure.
Posted by: 18-


Srsly? Dachshunds are light years smarter than AOC.

Posted by: Mel Brooks at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (9SrGz)

234 Since Bail Reform Began in NYC, Just 10 Career Criminals Make Up Nearly 500 Arrests in the Cities
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:15 AM (FVME7)

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# 4 will shock you!!!

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (VJsqe)

235 BMF

Posted by: DB at August 04, 2022 10:10 AM (geLO
*
That was Shaft.
Posted by: BignJames at August 04, 2022


***
Now I get it! Bad mutha- . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (txdEq)

236 >>The old guard is so very, very old. They will die off soon, and take their clout with them, and the young Jacobins win by default.

While the media was spooging about the radical Trump supporters who won yesterday they completely ignored that far left whack jobs continue to take out more moderate Democrats in many races.

It's a testament to how awful our media has become that Trump supporters who advocate for a return to Constitutional principles and the values this country was built on are scary radicals while the communists on the left are celebrated as great Americans.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (ZLI7S)

237 232 This election will see a bigger shift in the makeup of the GOP than even the election of Trump.

I don't know how to rank them, but for those who keep insisting nothing changes, this is the answer. The RINOs might just become an endangered species.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM (/NCI4)

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Paul Ryan throwing the House by convincing dozens of his allies to retire was...idiotic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

238 There is no path back to power for the old GOPe.

They are Ba'athists lighting the oil wells as they are retreating; that's all they can do--distruction and delay.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (Zf0+a)

239 AOC would never make it past the Democrat primary. The other Democrat candidates would tear her up.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriots at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (lf83v)

240 we laugh at her and want to see her breasts

I am not part of the "we". I don't want to see any part of A O-C. I wish she'd be offered big bucks to be a talk show host and get out of politics.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (fL5aK)

241 A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's

7 for 7! nice shootin, tex! *rolleyes*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (B28Vv)

242 We don't hate her and we are not threatened by her; we laugh at her and want to see her breasts. There's a difference.

Yeah, she works the same vibe as "The Dumb Blonde" from the 1950s.

Only angrier. Same vibe though.

What funny, stupid thing is she going to say next?

And...She's got biggish boobs, I wonder if they look good or if they're sad, down-pointing floppies from not wearing a bra?

Personally, I'm betting on sad floppies. So, my interest there isn't very high.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 10:23 AM (5NkmN)

243 If Sandy Cortez can hold her shit together for another decade in her current position in the Democrat Party she might be able to be prepped for a run at the White House. Until then I think she'd have about as much success as the Cornbread broad did.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 04, 2022 10:23 AM (BFigT)

244 chancellor of exchequer

******

She'll accuse you. And confuse you.
At best she might amuse you.
She's got Carly Simon teeth

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:23 AM (kXYt5)

245 2020 comes and the establishment ends up pushing a white dude to defeat the other white dude that had the only real populist pull in the party.

People who didn't understand the appeal of Trump tried to match that appeal. So they put up an old white blowhard. They could have asked Michael Moore, who gets it at a gut level, but I don't think his advice would have been an option for them.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:24 AM (44ww/)

246 I wish she'd be offered big bucks to be a talk show host and get out of politics.

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Oh she's got some big bucks, alright. I'm talkin' 'bout Dem teefs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:24 AM (IXpV7)

247 CMG -- Companion of St. Michael and St. George. M mentions that this was a decoration normally awarded only when a civil servant retired from the Service. A solid indication of how valuable Bond's work was!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:13 AM (txdEq)
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CMG - Call Me God
KCMG - Kindly Call Me God
GCMG - God Cslls Me God

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 10:24 AM (aaGzp)

248 Paul Ryan throwing the House by convincing dozens of his allies to retire was...idiotic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (LvTSG)
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Yup.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:24 AM (5pTK/)

249 And...She's got biggish boobs, I wonder if they look good or if they're sad, down-pointing floppies from not wearing a bra?

Personally, I'm betting on sad floppies. So, my interest there isn't very high.
Posted by: naturalfake


Pelosi tits.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:25 AM (9SrGz)

250 She's good looking for a pol, especially a Dem one, but...smart?

I guess if you consider dachshunds smart then...sure.
Posted by: 18-
*
Srsly? Dachshunds are light years smarter than AOC.
Posted by: Mel Brooks at August 04, 2022


***
My kitten Stirling probably learned his name faster than AOC learned hers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:25 AM (txdEq)

251 Man, so I missed this story. A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Yet a 22 yr old put 8 of 10 on an active shooter while advancing.
Posted by: Mel Brooks at August 04, 2022 10:19 AM (9SrGz)

Next time we should split up. We can do more damage that way.

Posted by: DPD Shift Commander at August 04, 2022 10:25 AM (4I/2K)

252 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:24 AM (IXpV7)


LOL. And I don't know that A O-C is all that popular. She's on Twitter. How do we know that a large part of her followers aren't bots?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:25 AM (fL5aK)

253 It's a testament to how awful our media has become that Trump supporters who advocate for a return to Constitutional principles and the values this country was built on are scary radicals while the communists on the left are celebrated as great Americans.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (ZLI7S)

Rush came to the view that the media ran the demoncrat party rather than vice versa.

Posted by: 7man at August 04, 2022 10:25 AM (qwO6y)

254 So that picture of those two girls on that pedestrian bridge, lifting their top for the cars below to see, that one isn't AOC?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:26 AM (44ww/)

255 She'll accuse you. And confuse you.
At best she might amuse you.
She's got Carly Simon teeth
Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:23 AM


Still laughing at Beady Davos Eyes.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 04, 2022 10:26 AM (RkC6l)

256
Place is covered in shit and splooge after the bukake orgy the carpet hasn't seen a Hoover in ages.Filthy lot the english nobility.Hose it down and salt it.

Posted by: safristi at August 04, 2022 10:26 AM (qktfm)

257 Senima has The power right now & the Administration is closing the Wall at Arizona's Yuma Gap... for the environment, of course.

Posted by: Lola at August 04, 2022 10:26 AM (NIYa7)

258 Man, so I missed this story. A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


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Seven shots, seven hits. What's the problem?

Posted by: Denver Police Commissioner at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (txdEq)

259 Dave in Fla.---

Here's another encouraging tweet from Phillips from last night:

@greggphillips
18h
Preservation orders on the way in AZ.
They will not steal this from @KariLake.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (3ImbR)

260 AOC will be like Kirsten Gillibrand. Good looking due to her youth, and then one day. . . BAM! Terminal ugly.

One day, AOC will look like Frida Kahlo.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriots at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (lf83v)

261 I've always been interested in Winston's mother, too. She was related to Teddy Roosevelt. The Churchill's in general are interesting.

Posted by: Chillin the most at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (5XKjn)

262 There. Done. This is not hard to do because the system is computerized anyway. That it hasn't been done means that the states do not want to do it. They love the fraud.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 04, 2022 08:35 AM (WWh8n)

Not the states. Both parties. Both parties like it this way or it would have been changed long ago.

Republicans either get "considerations" in return, or they full on benefit from it themselves.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (/stMw)

263 38 This was THE Winston Churchill?

No, this was the other Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA. They get that all the time.

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (Jg92y)

264 DeSantis suspends the Soros funded state AG. HOLY SHIT BATMAN!

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (m7R0k)

265 Correction: They're not "tweets" from Phillips, they're "Truths" from Truth Social.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (3ImbR)

266 Well. That was an odd copy/paste fail. I'd better clock out.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (kXYt5)

267 >>People who didn't understand the appeal of Trump tried to match that appeal. So they put up an old white blowhard. They could have asked Michael Moore, who gets it at a gut level, but I don't think his advice would have been an option for them.

I'm not convinced that was the only or even biggest reason they cleared the decks for Biden. Anyone who actually watched the Democrat debates and primaries knows that despite the media pimping they were a disaster. The only thing that became obvious was all of them sucked and some sucked more than others.

Biden could at least be packaged as a wise, seasoned leader even if was a lie. The rest of them where a bunch of broken toys from the island of misfits. They have no bench at all.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)

268 Paul Ryan throwing the House by convincing dozens of his allies to retire was...idiotic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

Well, Paul Ryan...so

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (BgMrQ)

269 Arise, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA.

This is the part where Bugs Bunny raps him on the head with his scepter after each title.

Posted by: Corona at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (nakGR)

270 Shut yo' mouth!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (yikp0)

271 What was the coin Nancy pelosi gave to Pence on Jan6

Posted by: Eli Cash at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (k925G)

272 One day, AOC will look like Frida Kahlo.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriots


I think what you're saying is that she should get naked now, while she can.

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (Jg92y)

273 "Pelosi tits"

she could be in a prog bluegrass band, playing the synth jugs

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (B28Vv)

274 DeSantis suspends the Soros funded state AG. HOLY SHIT BATMAN!

_______________________________________

Flaming skull material!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:29 AM (lf83v)

275 To TJM's point, the Dem primary is determined in South Carolina. You have to get enough black support there to advance.

AOC is not going to win the black vote in SC.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:29 AM (5p7BC)

276 267
Biden could at least be packaged as a wise, seasoned leader even if was a lie. The rest of them where a bunch of broken toys from the island of misfits. They have no bench at all.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)

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His entire Vice Presidency was about making him seem harmless and fun. "Good Old Uncle Joe loves ice cream and has the common touch."

In the field like that, it was enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

277 "beady Davos eyes"

ROFL! I'd missed that. Thanks for the reprise.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2022 10:29 AM (cTCuP)

278 Man, so I missed this story. A couple of weeks ago, DPD officers shot an armed suspect over on Larimer. They fired seven shots, hitting him once. Not a bad ratio, by DPD standards, I suppose.

The fly in the ointment is they also managed to hit *six* innocent bystanders, as well.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


***
In LoDo, or up toward Five Points?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (txdEq)

279 AOC is popular on Twitter. Twitter is not real life - it's like 6% of US voters. Normies have never heard of her, and running for President is all name recognition.

Also, I don't know how terminally horny you have to be to think she's attractive. She's not.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (ZGrMX)

280 I think what you're saying is that she should get naked now, while she can.
____________________________________________

Yes. The bloom will not be on the rose for long.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (lf83v)

281 At age 18 I went and joined the racetrack. It kind of like joining the carnival BTW. I was the OG groomer! Anyway as I'm sitting in my dilapidated motel room where the grooms lived, Hollywood park, middle of Inglewood, or just off to the side. It was a long time ago. Circa 1982.

Someone knocks at the door, and being less than street wise I answer to see two black girls standing there all smiles. They say hi we're your date! I'm wondering what they're talking about and I think, ah.. I see the problem. You are looking for Teddy. He is next door. Teddy was a black. Then I hear knocking on Teddy's door. The next time I saw him I asked if his date found him. He says you jackals, those were hooked. Long story short I think AOC gets asked for a date so often is that people think she's a God damn hooker.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (AEJ8V)

282 DeSantis suspends the Soros funded state AG. HOLY SHIT BATMAN!
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:27 AM (m7R0k)

Go Dean Wormer on his ass! "You're finished in Florida. You're through! I want your office cleaned out by noon today."

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (4I/2K)

283 275 To TJM's point, the Dem primary is determined in South Carolina. You have to get enough black support there to advance.

AOC is not going to win the black vote in SC.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:29 AM (5p7BC)

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She could win the IA caucus. NH is weird. Neither seem all that predictive anymore, though.

Remember who won the 2020 IA caucus for Democrats? Pete Buttigieg? Remember how he dropped off the map right afterwards despite winning the first competitive contest in the primary?

Yeah...that was weird. And he's gay, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

284 LoDo

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (IXpV7)

285 nice shootin, tex!

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I don't understand this at all but some how a perp managed to shoot a woman and kill himself with the same bullet.

https://bit.ly/3bsr9dG

Officers were alerted to a call at a hospital where a man and a woman were found nearby in a vehicle with gunshot wounds... Investigators said that Redmon had shot the woman and the bullet exited and struck him in the leg. He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

https://fxn.ws/3vIx0Cz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:30 AM (FVME7)

286 AOC is used to being able to steamroll and operate without opposition. If it's a Pence vs. AOC election, she rolls. If she faces anyone like a Trump or a Desantis, she'd fold like a cheap pantsuit at Kamala's bedside.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (KbCG3)

287 Biden could at least be packaged as a wise, seasoned leader even if was a lie. The rest of them where a bunch of broken toys from the island of misfits. They have no bench at all.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)
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I'd really like to know the reason Tulsi Gabbard was tossed aside. Unless the DNC decided there was no way they could convince the electorate she legitimately "won" the election.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (5pTK/)

288 5 days to "cure" a mail in ballot

man, that's fucked up

Posted by: REDACTED at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (us2H3)

289 Mr. Aurelius, last week we were discussing the various Billy Jos from Petticoat Junction. Jeanine Riley was the first one, but did you know who she was chosen over? Sharon Tate.

Posted by: Bobby Vinton at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (PIlQh)

290 In lieu of major announcement from FL, here some other great news out of Florida, pythons are eating alligators!

Posted by: runner at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (1MtXa)

291 Paul Ryan throwing the House by convincing dozens of his allies to retire was...idiotic.
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I suspect that, by January 2023, almost all of those seats are going to be back to younger, but MAGA-R.

Threw out all that senority, that incumbency advantage for ... Biden.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (Zf0+a)

292 287 I'd really like to know the reason Tulsi Gabbard was tossed aside. Unless the DNC decided there was no way they could convince the electorate she legitimately "won" the election.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (5pTK/)

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The only reason she gained traction is because the party does have voters who aren't insane. The party apparatus and establishment ended up hating her because she went after Hillary and refused to buy into the Russian Collusion narrative.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (LvTSG)

293 the communists on the left are celebrated as great Americans.
Posted by: JackStraw


I'll never forget the perfect president, O'Barky, that said something like:
That darn Constitution is seriously flawed because it is full of restrictions on what the Federal Government can do to the citizens. We need a Constitution full of details about what the Government can do "for" the people!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (hOUT3)

294 Wait, there is major announcement already?

Posted by: runner at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (1MtXa)

295 Okay, not the state Attorney General, but a county state attorney. No flaming skull necessary.

"Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he was suspending Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren for not prosecuting certain crimes."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (lf83v)

296 DeSantis is suspending AG in Florida.

What?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (ESjRY)

297 291 I suspect that, by January 2023, almost all of those seats are going to be back to younger, but MAGA-R.

Threw out all that senority, that incumbency advantage for ... Biden.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (Zf0+a)

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I'm sure the idea was that Republican voters would punish Trump by first voting for the Democrat and then vote for GOPe candidates after that, returning home in the normal swing of things, all based on the assumption that Trump was an anomaly and all the GOPe had to do was to outlast him once they got rid of him.

They followed through on this because they are political masterminds who understand politics better than the unwashed masses.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (LvTSG)

298 290 In lieu of major announcement from FL, here some other great news out of Florida, pythons are eating alligators!
Posted by: runner at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (1MtXa)

Is that great news? Seems more like highly alarming news.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (b2nrj)

299 Ok, going to admit to being confused, and I generally know Florida politics.

Moody is a Republican, so why is DeSantis suspending her something that is attacking Soros? I wasn't aware that she has Soros ties.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (5p7BC)

300 Dude was passionate about his painting. From a 1942 speech:

"We shall paint in France, we shall paint on the seas and oceans, we shall paint with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall paint on our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall paint on the beaches, we shall paint on the landing grounds, we shall paint in the fields and in the hedgerows and in the streets, we shall paint in the hills.
We shall never stop painting, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the painting, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the final rendition of the Blue Room at Lympne.”
Posted by: Muldoon at August 04, 2022 09:57 AM (kXYt5)
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How good of a speaker was Churchill? Even this "modification" is stirring!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (anj39)

301 I don't understand this at all but some how a perp managed to shoot a woman and kill himself with the same bullet.

https://bit.ly/3bsr9dG

Officers were alerted to a call at a hospital where a man and a woman were found nearby in a vehicle with gunshot wounds... Investigators said that Redmon had shot the woman and the bullet exited and struck him in the leg. He later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

https://fxn.ws/3vIx0Cz
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Shot the woman. Ricochet clipped his femoral artery and he bled out.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (9SrGz)

302 "Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he was suspending Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren for not prosecuting certain crimes."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (lf83v)


Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2022 10:35 AM (cTCuP)

303 Sharon Tate, umm. Can't see Ms. Tate in that role.

Posted by: sidney at August 04, 2022 10:35 AM (Uy/WF)

304 Ex gov of Puerto Rico Vasquez arrested on corruption charges. This line from the end of the article really stands out:

"She had long wanted to be in public service: as a girl, she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty."

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (VJsqe)

305 ok I looked up Andrew Warren and...he certainly looks like you'd expect - a diet of soy and cheese pizza.

Posted by: Obligatory at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (ESjRY)

306 McConnell Confident He Will Be Re-Elected Leader - ‘If Anybody Wants to Challenge Me, Have at It’

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (m7R0k)

307 I'll never forget the perfect president, O'Barky, that said something like:
That darn Constitution is seriously flawed because it is full of restrictions on what the Federal Government can do to the citizens. We need a Constitution full of details about what the Government can do "for" the people!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at August 04, 2022 10:32 AM (hOUT3)

Yes. It was his Woodrow Wilson moment.

Posted by: 7man at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (qwO6y)

308 Rick O'Shea -- Irish crimefighter!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (yikp0)

309 Shot the woman. Ricochet clipped his femoral artery and he bled out.
Posted by: rickb223

Instant karma.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:36 AM (FVME7)

310 Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?
__________________________________________

I'll have to check the Florida Constitution.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:37 AM (lf83v)

311 Ok, suspending Warren in Hillsborough is a move that makes sense. Tampa is worse the Miami right now.

Not sure if this qualifies for "liberal heads explode" level though.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:37 AM (5p7BC)

312 232
I don't know how to rank them, but for those who keep insisting nothing changes, this is the answer. The RINOs might just become an endangered species.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:21 AM

As with most animals put under extinction pressure, the RINOs are evolving. They talk a more conservative game, and are more strategic about rotating votes to ensure conservative legislation fails, but relatively few Congressman take the heat. Joni Ernst sounded good, but has been disappointing, and will probably stay in office forever. Another Grassley.

Posted by: Intrepid Democratic Underground AoS Liaison at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (JCZqz)

313 Go Dean Wormer on his ass! "You're finished in Florida. You're through! I want your office cleaned out by noon today."

Alternatively, one could go with Ghostbusters.
Ron DeSantis: Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable. You are a poor AG, Mr. Warren!

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (/NCI4)

314 So Warren said he isn't going to enforce the laws in FL, and DeSantis suspended him for it.

DeSantis...best governor in American history.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (ESjRY)

315 AO C's strength is her fiance, the tech guy. He 'completes' her. Without him, she's strictly performance art.

She must learn things of value & how to function on her own or she'll either get the boot or become K2.

Posted by: Lola at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (NIYa7)

316 >>'ll never forget the perfect president, O'Barky, that said something like:
That darn Constitution is seriously flawed because it is full of restrictions on what the Federal Government can do to the citizens. We need a Constitution full of details about what the Government can do "for" the people!

A perfect summation of how perverted the left's understanding of the Constitution and what it was designed to do. It was written specifically to limit the government not empower it.

More than anything the vast majority of leftists are idiots.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (ZLI7S)

317 Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?
Posted by: creeper

*sobs*

Posted by: Brenda Snipes at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (5p7BC)

318 In lieu of major announcement from FL, here some other great news out of Florida, pythons are eating alligators!
Posted by: runner at August 04, 2022 10:31 AM (1MtXa)

Is that great news? Seems more like highly alarming news.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!

Not necessarily. We just need to send buses of pythons to DC.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (FVME7)

319 Whorecash.com

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (89T5c)

320 Sarah you prolapsed whore.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (/stMw)

321 264 DeSantis suspends the Soros funded state AG. HOLY SHIT BATMAN!
_____________

Bwahahahaha! I love this guy!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (MvHI3)

322 they just don't want to give Lake her moment

and they don't have that many votes to count

more like 50K to 60K

Posted by: REDACTED at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (us2H3)

323 Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:34 AM (9SrGz)

A car my brother was driving took a round once. Didn't hit him, but what it did inside the car bizarre. Made some really strange turns.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (Y5qcH)

324 Beautiful painting

Posted by: LASue at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

325 The Hillsborough county area is right leaning isn't it?

So how did they end up with Warren?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (ESjRY)

326 Not sure if this qualifies for "liberal heads explode" level though.

Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (/NCI4)

327 In lieu of major announcement from FL, here some other great news out of Florida, pythons are eating alligators!
Posted by: runner


More Florida news: Florida man high on bath salts eats pythion.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (m7R0k)

328 Hey sarah, quit hustling here, there's a job opening in FL

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (B28Vv)

329 329 Hey sarah, quit hustling here, there's a job opening in FL
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (B28Vv)

===========

I've heard that Miami is one of the centers of the porn industry in America, true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (LvTSG)

330 Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?
Posted by: creeper


I'm sure the State AG green lighted it.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (9SrGz)

331 And...She's got biggish boobs, I wonder if they look good or if they're sad, down-pointing floppies from not wearing a bra?

Personally, I'm betting on sad floppies. So, my interest there isn't very high.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 04, 2022 10:23 AM (5NkmN)
===

Don't be fooled by big ol socialist titties. They're mean to hypnotize, then enslave your ass.

-Thomas Sowell

https://tinyurl.com/2s3976pb

Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (BDZWU)

332 I wonder which laws Warren was refusing to prosecute?

Going to have to look it up.

Not sure if this is a "bail reform" zealot, or related to some other issue.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (5p7BC)

333 A car my brother was driving took a round once. Didn't hit him, but what it did inside the car bizarre. Made some really strange turns.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (Y5qcH)
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Heh. You should hear the sound a round makes if it penetrates a plastic barrel at the right angle. You can hear the bullet whizzing round inside the barrel. It happened more than once at matches I was shooting.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (5pTK/)

334 Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.

Disagree. Always be advancing the ball. If you can't throw a deep strike, take the 5 yards on this play.

If we had 28 R governors with this attitude instead of DeSantis and well, the other 27 R governors, we'd be getting somewhere in this country.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (ESjRY)

335 Hey sarah, quit hustling here, there's a job opening in FL

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings




I think it was AG, without the V in front of it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (lTGtQ)

336 Go Dean Wormer on his ass! "You're finished in Florida. You're through! I want your office cleaned out by noon today."

Alternatively, one could go with Ghostbusters.
Ron DeSantis: Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable. You are a poor AG, Mr. Warren!

Posted by: Archimedes

I prefer The Terminator:

"You're terminated, fucker!"

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (B28Vv)

337 >>I've heard that Miami is one of the centers of the porn industry in America, true.

Surprisingly, to me anyway, it's Tampa.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (ZLI7S)

338 they just don't want to give Lake her moment

and they don't have that many votes to count

more like 50K to 60K
Posted by: REDACTED at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (us2H3)
***

Here in Washington State, no conservative lead is safe. They will always find ballots and they will always give just enough votes to put the dem ahead.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (anj39)

339 A car my brother was driving took a round once. Didn't hit him, but what it did inside the car bizarre. Made some really strange turns.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

Bullet thru Kennedy's noggin, out the throat, 90 degree turn and hits Governor Connolly in the wrist.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (9SrGz)

340 Krokodil eats python??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (yikp0)

341 >>Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?

Yes, per the Florida Constitution for "dereliction of duty" for refusing to prosecute certain crimes. In this case, transition surgeries for minors and abortions.

https://tinyurl.com/4cexenfk

Posted by: bed head at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (Y1sOo)

342 I am horrified the Florida Governor would do such a thing. This is not who we are.

Posted by: Mike DeWine at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (m7R0k)

343 The Hillsborough county area is right leaning isn't it?

So how did they end up with Warren?
Posted by: 18-1
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No, it is Tampa. They fight with Palm Beach County for the title of bluest area of the state.

St. Petersburg is next door in Pinellas Country and is redish/purple.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (5p7BC)

344 327 Not sure if this qualifies for "liberal heads explode" level though.

Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.
___________

A governor fighting back, and saying we're not going to put up with this shit of people taking oaths to enforce the laws and then refusing to enforce any laws they don't personally agree with.

Good for DeSantis! The left's lawlessness needs to be stopped.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (MvHI3)

345 A car my brother was driving took a round once. Didn't hit him, but what it did inside the car bizarre. Made some really strange turns.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:39 AM (Y5qcH)


Shooting the M-60 at car bodies. The tracers went everywhere. Fun!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (anj39)

346 Here in Washington State, no conservative lead is safe. They will always find ballots and they will always give just enough votes to put the dem ahead.
Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (anj39)
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Epoch News just sent me an alert, letting me know Trump backed candidate won in AZ and MI, but, lost in WA.

Which wasn't a surprise in the slightest.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (5pTK/)

347 I think I have heard of this guy. Nice painting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (p8Tw0)

348 >>>I wonder which laws Warren was refusing to prosecute?
~~~~~

Gender affirmation treatment and/or surgery for minors.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (3ImbR)

349 Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.

Disagree. Always be advancing the ball. If you can't throw a deep strike, take the 5 yards on this play.


I understand, but if you claim your 5 yards is winning the Super Bowl, people start to view you with skepticism. He needs to be careful, and avoid Trumpian overselling. He's not Trump, and won't succeed in imitating him.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (/NCI4)

350 341 Yes, per the Florida Constitution for "dereliction of duty" for refusing to prosecute certain crimes. In this case, transition surgeries for minors and abortions.

https://tinyurl.com/4cexenfk
Posted by: bed head at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (Y1sOo)

==========

Come to his defense, media.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

351 St. Petersburg is next door in Pinellas Country and is redish/purple.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

THIS IS PINELLAS COUNTRY!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:45 AM (9SrGz)

352 I'm okay with overselling it. Overselling it potentially gets it into headlines. Informing people is as important as anything else. The Left hides from the world what they are doing through these AGs. The big pitch shines a light on it.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (/stMw)

353
Come to his defense, media.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:45 AM (LvTSG)
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You know the media will defend the Soros prosecutor. They cannot help themselves.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (5pTK/)

354 Bullet thru Kennedy's noggin, out the throat, 90 degree turn and hits Governor Connolly in the wrist.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:42 AM (9SrGz)

After seeing my brother's car, that became more plausible than it was before.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (Y5qcH)

355 Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (BDZWU)

Fortunately, Dr. Thomas Sowell never actually said that. I'm assuming that his being a heterosexual male (He is one, Correct?) he has an interest in mammaries, but he's a very brilliant man and can talk about politics without mentioning them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (fL5aK)

356 Looking up Hillsborough county from 2020 they had Biden 53 Trump 46.

Florida as a whole was Trump 51 Biden 48

Posted by: 18-1 at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (ESjRY)

357 A car my brother was driving took a round once. Didn't hit him, but what it did inside the car bizarre. Made some really strange turns.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Check out the Bonnie and Clyde car.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (9SrGz)

358 This is how you do it. Someone already asked theee pertinent question, is that an elected position...

Posted by: runner at August 04, 2022 10:47 AM (1MtXa)

359 That thing about Spain cutting back on heating to save energy. Isn't it summer? It's a lot colder in Japan, never read anything about them cutting back.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 04, 2022 10:47 AM (2I6ca)

360
Thats a shitload of titles!

KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 04, 2022 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

_________

Dog people do that too. Delilah can be styled MBIS MBISS MBIS-OH GCHG Soyara's Devilish Delilah TT NOHS-P

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 04, 2022 10:47 AM (1Nxff)

361 Florida Statute

112.51 Municipal officers; suspension; removal from office.—
(1) By executive order stating the grounds for the suspension and filed with the Secretary of State, the Governor may suspend from office any elected or appointed municipal official for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, habitual drunkenness, incompetence, or permanent inability to perform official duties.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (lf83v)

362 355 Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:41 AM (BDZWU)

Fortunately, Dr. Thomas Sowell never actually said that. I'm assuming that his being a heterosexual male (He is one, Correct?) he has an interest in mammaries, but he's a very brilliant man and can talk about politics without mentioning them.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (fL5aK)

Did the Babylon Bee just get fact-checked?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (KbCG3)

363 It's a testament to how awful our media has become that Trump supporters who advocate for a return to Constitutional principles and the values this country was built on are scary radicals while the communists on the left are celebrated as great Americans.

Posted by: JackStraw
--------------------------
Regarding the media--follow the money. Entertainment conglomerates that happen to have global interests have no intention of promoting anything special about our Constitution. Same for oligarchs like Bezos (WaPo), Murdochs (Reuters), and Slim (NYT). AP follows the crowd as its clients are owned by globalists.

Essentially, our elites have little to no empathy for America because they see the world like Tom Friedman as flat.

Posted by: whig at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (CXr4y)

364 Having moved from Michigan to Florida a few years ago, it's nice being able to say I love my governor.

Posted by: bed head at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (Y1sOo)

365 the Governor may suspend from office any elected or appointed municipal official for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, habitual drunkenness, incompetence, or permanent inability to perform official duties.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (lf83v)


Oh Oh.
*slides bottle under desk*

Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:49 AM (anj39)

366 352 I'm okay with overselling it. Overselling it potentially gets it into headlines. Informing people is as important as anything else. The Left hides from the world what they are doing through these AGs. The big pitch shines a light on it.
Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM (/stMw)

And it actually will become a national issue. Biden is funding tranny junk in our schools. Look for a DOJ confrontation.

Posted by: 7man at August 04, 2022 10:49 AM (qwO6y)

367 Too bad Hochul, the Governor of NY is such a leftist tool that she won't get rid of the Soros backed DA, Alvin Bragg who is as bad as the guy in SF-who got bounced and Gascon in Los Angeles.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (fL5aK)

368 > Oh my...the US doesn't allow titles of nobility

None of those are titles of nobility, though. Honors, yes, but titles, no. Titles are hereditary.

As it turns out, Churchill turned down a title (which he certainly deserved, if anyone did), as that would have made his son ineligible to serve in the House of Commons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (bW8dp)

369 Oh Oh.
*slides bottle under desk*
Posted by: Diogenes at August 04, 2022 10:49 AM (anj39)

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Destroy the evidence - finish it off!

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (VJsqe)

370 He's not Trump, and won't succeed in imitating him.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (/NCI4)

100% true and I'm probably as "critical" of DeSatan as anyone here although I obviously really like what he has done so far.

As I mentioned getting the headlines is what matters here because the Left relies on ignorance to advance their agenda.

One of the things I liked about Trump from the beginning was his willingness to make national issues out of the things *we* talked about every day. Stuff literally no one outside the politically engaged had a whiff about.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (/stMw)

371 Come to his defense, media.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

Oh, we will! Just waiting for the talking points....

Posted by: MSM at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (7bRMQ)

372 they just don't want to give Lake her moment

If that is true, then they rob a moment of fun, and remind everyone of the shameful Arizona theft in 2018. People who can only think short-term trying to manipulate people who mostly think long term, because that's their nature.



Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (44ww/)

373 341 >>Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?

Yes, per the Florida Constitution for "dereliction of duty" for refusing to prosecute certain crimes. In this case, transition surgeries for minors and abortions.

https://tinyurl.com/4cexenfk
Posted by: bed head at August 04, 2022 10:43 AM (Y1sOo)


Wow!

And thank you.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2022 10:51 AM (cTCuP)

374 > I'm assuming that his being a heterosexual male (He is one, Correct?)

Married twice, two children.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:51 AM (bW8dp)

375 Did the Babylon Bee just get fact-checked?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (KbCG3)

I don't think whoever Augustine was quoting works the Babylon Bee and anyway they'd do a better job of satire, I expect.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:51 AM (fL5aK)

376 Christopher Wray is perjuring before Congress right now if anyone is interested.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (3ImbR)

377 375-Meant "works for the Babylon Bee."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (fL5aK)

378 Make any wagers DeSantis did a "dereliction of duty" suspension, and, once that is challenged, it will turn out what was said is the reason for the suspension is merely the tip of the iceberg?

I know that's the way I'd play it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (5pTK/)

379 376 Christopher Wray is perjuring before Congress right now if anyone is interested.
Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (3ImbR)

=========

I can't wait until Congress holds him in contempt.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

380 As it turns out, Churchill turned down a title (which he certainly deserved, if anyone did), as that would have made his son ineligible to serve in the House of Commons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (bW8dp)
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It was proposed to make him Duke of London, which he turned down for just that reason. Though, considering his son...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 10:52 AM (aaGzp)

381 375 Did the Babylon Bee just get fact-checked?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 04, 2022 10:48 AM (KbCG3)

I don't think whoever Augustine was quoting works the Babylon Bee and anyway they'd do a better job of satire, I expect.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:51 AM (fL5aK)
===

I was linking a meme I found on a subreddit I frequent.

Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (BDZWU)

382 327 Not sure if this qualifies for "liberal heads explode" level though.

Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:40 AM (/NCI4)

It's good, but certainly nothing that needs a press conference. If you don't accomplish your lawful (indeed legitimate and intelligent) orders in any other job, you're marking time until you're fired. If you simply refuse to do it, you're fired on the spot. Even Facebook runs on that standard, alongside simply being conservative.

Being BENEATH the Comey standard is not going to impress anyone. Though there's still time for DeSantis to push even harder. Not much, but enough.

Posted by: trev006 at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (20k21)

383 Looking up Hillsborough county from 2020 they had Biden 53 Trump 46.

That just means there's a big city in the county. Big Vote Counting loves cities.

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (Jg92y)

384 That thing about Spain cutting back on heating to save energy. Isn't it summer? It's a lot colder in Japan, never read anything about them cutting back.

Posted by: Braenyard


Spain: Cutting back on AC during summer and heat during winter.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (9SrGz)

385 I think the DeSantis thing is actually pretty significant. A Rep. is actually making a leftist suffer the consequences of their stupidity. And for one of their current hot topics too.

It needs to happen way more often.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (Y5qcH)

386 Mr. Aurelius, last week we were discussing the various Billy Jos from Petticoat Junction. Jeanine Riley was the first one, but did you know who she was chosen over? Sharon Tate.
Posted by: Bobby Vinton at August 04, 2022


***
With a hat tip to the late Johnny Carson) I did not know that!

Sharon is in a 1965 episode of Man From U.N.C.L.E., "The Girls of Nazarone Affair." She has maybe one line and is not a featured player at all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (txdEq)

387 I was linking a meme I found on a subreddit I frequent.
Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (BDZWU)

Yes; It's very "sub"-not Babylon Bee quality.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (fL5aK)

388 383 Looking up Hillsborough county from 2020 they had Biden 53 Trump 46.

That just means there's a big city in the county. Big Vote Counting loves cities.
Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (Jg92y)

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Could be an effort to help clean up voting in another corner of FL, masked with the social aspect of the guy's problems.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

389 Can he actually do that? Isn't Warren duly elected?

Yes, per the Florida Constitution for "dereliction of duty" for refusing to prosecute certain crimes. In this case, transition surgeries for minors and abortions.


Merry Christmas

Posted by: Gov Death Santa at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (cY9wR)

390 It's good, but certainly nothing that needs a press conference. If you don't accomplish your lawful (indeed legitimate and intelligent) orders in any other job, you're marking time until you're fired. If you simply refuse to do it, you're fired on the spot. Even Facebook runs on that standard, alongside simply being conservative.

Being BENEATH the Comey standard is not going to impress anyone. Though there's still time for DeSantis to push even harder. Not much, but enough.
Posted by: trev006 at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (20k21)
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DeSantis has to get out in front of stuff like this. Otherwise, the press will lead with the lie and DeSantis will be on defense rather than offense.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (5pTK/)

391 368 > Oh my...the US doesn't allow titles of nobility

None of those are titles of nobility, though. Honors, yes, but titles, no. Titles are hereditary.

As it turns out, Churchill turned down a title (which he certainly deserved, if anyone did), as that would have made his son ineligible to serve in the House of Commons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (bW8dp)

Not all titles of nobility were hereditary. By the era of the founders titles of nobility were generally purchaseable and a major source of revenue for states.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (b2nrj)

392 As a former Michigander, the worst part of living in Florida is no Meijer stores.

The best parts - no shoveling, no shivering, and no Greasy Gretchen

Posted by: weew at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (EaEMG)

393 It's no Jungle Room.

Posted by: Zombie Elvis at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (jvt6t)

394 352 I'm okay with overselling it. Overselling it potentially gets it into headlines. Informing people is as important as anything else. The Left hides from the world what they are doing through these AGs. The big pitch shines a light on it.
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And it's not just AG's who are doing it.

Biden is doing exactly the same shit. He took an oath to defend the constitution and enforce our laws, and yet he is blatantly refusing to enforce our border or our immigration laws. Instead, he he deliberately allowing the border to be overrun by millions of foreigners, many of them criminals, and is illegally handing them plane tickets to interior destination, SS numbers, food stamps, Medicaid cards, and all sorts of other taxpayer-funded shit that they are not entitled to by law.

It's long past time that the left's lawlessness was called out. Good for DeSantis for taking this stand.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (MvHI3)

395 It was proposed to make him Duke of London, which he turned down for just that reason. Though, considering his son...
Posted by: Captain Obvious


Duke of Earl > Earl of Sandwich > crap. Now I'm hungry.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (9SrGz)

396 392 As a former Michigander, the worst part of living in Florida is no Meijer stores.

The best parts - no shoveling, no shivering, and no Greasy Gretchen
Posted by: weew at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (EaEMG)

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Since you stopped shopping at Meijer, you stopped funding the GOPe directly. So...not bad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

397 353
Come to his defense, media.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:45 AM (LvTSG)
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You know the media will defend the Soros prosecutor. They cannot help themselves.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:46 AM

DeSantis hates the most vulnerable people...trans-children! Probably of color, too!

Posted by: The MSM at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (JCZqz)

398 It needs to happen way more often.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 04, 2022 10:53 AM (Y5qcH)

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Exactly. Reminds me of how Vindman disagreed with Trump's policies, so he ratted him out. Bearclaw should've been fired immediately - the executive sets the priorities and everyone else follows. It's a good system. It's worked before.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (VJsqe)

399 Yes; It's very "sub"-not Babylon Bee quality.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (fL5aK)

Can't all be winners. I mean half my own comments are garbage. The other half are just there to entertain myself.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (/stMw)

400 It was proposed to make him Duke of London, which he turned down for just that reason. Though, considering his son...

Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Winnie's grandson kind of made up for Randolph who was by all accounts, a drunken ass. Winnie's father was a mean erratic sumbitch too dying of complications from syphilis.

Posted by: whig at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (CXr4y)

401 Sharon Tate appeared in the 1964 "Giant Jackrabbit" episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 10:56 AM (lf83v)

402 As I said yesterday, if Peter Meijer is looking from a job, I hear the Meijer store in Circle Jerk, Iowa is looking for a cart wrangler.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:56 AM (bW8dp)

403 I was linking a meme I found on a subreddit I frequent.

No worries, it's funny, and it gets posted all the time.

Posted by: brak at August 04, 2022 10:56 AM (lO5WT)

404 More Florida news: Florida man high on bath salts eats pythion.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 04, 2022


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Got his supply at Bed, Bath Salts, and Beyond?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (txdEq)

405 A perfect summation of how perverted the left's understanding of the Constitution and what it was designed to do. It was written specifically to limit the government not empower it.

More than anything the vast majority of leftists are idiots.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:38 AM (ZLI7S)

_______________________

I don't like the way things are, what people are freely doing legally, I want to change that using the power of the state to force them to behave the way I want them to.
- Idiot leftists

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (fs1hN)

406 Hey, Greg Abbott...take a page.

Posted by: creeper at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (cTCuP)

407 > Winnie's grandson kind of made up for Randolph who was by all accounts, a drunken ass. Winnie's father was a mean erratic sumbitch too dying of complications from syphilis.

The Spencer-Churchills are one of those families that produces mostly wastrels and drunkards, but every ten generations or so produces a great man.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (bW8dp)

408 Can't all be winners. I mean half my own comments are garbage. The other half are just there to entertain myself.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (/stMw)

Are we related?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (7bRMQ)

409 I would have never fired an AG when I was Governor.

Posted by: Chris Christie at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (m7R0k)

410 Ok, suspending Warren in Hillsborough is a move that makes sense.

The only question for DeSantis is, do I suspend him over a python or an alligator?

Posted by: t-bird at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (Jg92y)

411 Knighthood is not hereditary, baronet is.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (44ww/)

412 399 Yes; It's very "sub"-not Babylon Bee quality.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (fL5aK)

Can't all be winners. I mean half my own comments are garbage. The other half are just there to entertain myself.
Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:55 AM (/stMw)
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I thought it was funny. All that matters to me.

Posted by: Augustine at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (BDZWU)

413 396 392 As a former Michigander, the worst part of living in Florida is no Meijer stores.

The best parts - no shoveling, no shivering, and no Greasy Gretchen
Posted by: weew at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (EaEMG)
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Is Stroh's still on the shelves there?

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (4eKPg)

414 With all due respect to Sir Winston, I have never been a huge fan of the 'fuzzy' style. It can be interesting, but I always enjoyed clean lines and detail much more. (Sidenote: most of my mom's paintings are in the same style. Maybe this is the reason. Bad son?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (dNqv+)

415 That fancy titled guy can't paint for shit. Unlike an ex Prez I know.

Posted by: W at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (jvt6t)

416 I want to apologize for Sheldon Whitehouse.

In my defense I never voted for this halfwit.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (ZLI7S)

417 Not sure if this qualifies for "liberal heads explode" level though.

Seems like a bit of an oversell to me.
Posted by: Archimedes

This is the exact opposite of what the dem clown car of governors is doing, especially kash kathy in NY. Or the corrupt idiot in Illinois, who is already circling.

This is pitch perfect

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (cY9wR)

418 Meh. It's not very good. Not bad for amateur work, hobbyist, but would not hang anywhere unless it was from a relative or my own kid.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (U11/V)

419 411 Knighthood is not hereditary, baronet is.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (44ww/)

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Yes - I inherited my dad's Dodge Baronet when he passed on. Drove great for years.

Posted by: 496 at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (VJsqe)

420 The Trump backed candidate in WA state lost because he was going against an incumbent and the Dem won the challenger spot. They ran a mailer campaign against Kent, claiming he was a Bernie Bro from Portland. I don't remember seeing him counter that. Jamie will likely lose to the Dem. She didn't beat Kent by all that much and I'm not sure that the other Rep votes will go to her in a general.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (9WSy4)

421 The Spencer-Churchills are one of those families that produces mostly wastrels and drunkards, but every ten generations or so produces a great man.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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That is the story of aristocracy more or less including Kings. One step forward and then several steps back.

Posted by: whig at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (CXr4y)

422 Ah, now I see. Warren was stupid and said he wouldn't prosecute abortions.

There hasn't even been a change to the law in Florida. Dobbs changed nothing in this state. So dipshit decided to play to his liberal base and got slapped down by Heavy D.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (5p7BC)

423 Nothing wrong with calling press conferences. Beat them up and then gloat about it. I'm all for it. It's the only way to get them to react. And when they react they get especially stupid.

And trust me I have no problem laying into DeSatan or any other idiot politician.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (/stMw)

424 416 I want to apologize for Sheldon Whitehouse.

In my defense I never voted for this halfwit.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 10:58 AM (ZLI7S)

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Now we need that apology for Bryan Adams from Canada.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (LvTSG)

425 Winnie's grandson kind of made up for Randolph who was by all accounts, a drunken ass. Winnie's father was a mean erratic sumbitch too dying of complications from syphilis.
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There's a story out there of Winston's mom flaunting her lovers in front of her husband, and, there really wasn't much he could do about it, because he had syphilis.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (5pTK/)

426 I think the DeSantis thing is actually pretty significant. A Rep. is actually making a leftist suffer the consequences of their stupidity. And for one of their current hot topics too.

It needs to happen way more often.


Completely agree that it will be a BIG issue, but I would have done it, spoken softly about it, and, as he put it, let their heads explode. That would provide him with the pretext to talk more about it.

We're arguing strategy and optics (grrrr), not whether to do the deed.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (/NCI4)

427 391 368 > Oh my...the US doesn't allow titles of nobility

None of those are titles of nobility, though. Honors, yes, but titles, no. Titles are hereditary.

As it turns out, Churchill turned down a title (which he certainly deserved, if anyone did), as that would have made his son ineligible to serve in the House of Commons.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 10:50 AM (bW8dp)

Not all titles of nobility were hereditary. By the era of the founders titles of nobility were generally purchaseable and a major source of revenue for states.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 04, 2022 10:54 AM (b2nrj)

You can buy a square foot of land in Scotland and earn the title of Lord or Lady.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 04, 2022 11:00 AM (sI15f)

428 @417: "Seems like a bit of an oversell to me."

Yeah, but everything is oversold by everyone these days.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 04, 2022 11:00 AM (bM7vb)

429 Are we related?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM (7bRMQ)

I've often wondered.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 11:00 AM (/stMw)

430 monkey nood

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

431 Got his supply at Bed, Bath Salts, and Beyond?

I'm so unhip that the first time I heard about "bath salts" on the news, I thought it meant, you know, bath salts.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (nfrXX)

432 Nood monkey.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (lf83v)

433 422 Ah, now I see. Warren was stupid and said he wouldn't prosecute abortions.

There hasn't even been a change to the law in Florida. Dobbs changed nothing in this state. So dipshit decided to play to his liberal base and got slapped down by Heavy D.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (5p7BC)

I really really really like DeSantis.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (sI15f)

434 Churchill quotes > > Churchill paintings

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (V4q4k)

435 churchills earliest experience was in malakand, against one of the precursors of the taliban, just like the haqquanis, then he went over to omdurman, well he was a junior officer to kitchener, (a minor character in the kingsman) who he had a life long rivalry,

Posted by: no 6 at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (i0Lci)

436 414 With all due respect to Sir Winston, I have never been a huge fan of the 'fuzzy' style. It can be interesting, but I always enjoyed clean lines and detail much more. (Sidenote: most of my mom's paintings are in the same style. Maybe this is the reason. Bad son?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Matters of taste differ even in families. Too lazy to look up the latin aphorism for it.

Posted by: whig at August 04, 2022 11:01 AM (CXr4y)

437 You can buy a square foot of land in Scotland and earn the title of Lord or Lady.
Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 04, 2022 11:00 AM (sI15f)
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Why do you think I style myself Laird o' the Sea?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 04, 2022 11:02 AM (aaGzp)

438 409 I would have never fired an AG when I was Governor.
Posted by: Chris Christie at August 04, 2022 10:57 AM

Because that's a suboptimal way to cook one, you see. A large smoker, or giant sous-vide, is a much better way to keep the meat moist, and impart more flavor.

Posted by: Chris Christie clarification at August 04, 2022 11:02 AM (JCZqz)

439 We're arguing strategy and optics (grrrr), not whether to do the deed.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 04, 2022 10:59 AM (/NCI4)


When dealing with the Left it is *always* better to take them by surprise and force them into a reaction. They make their bones on crafting narrative and focus grouping everything. Any move that puts them on their heels is fine by me.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 11:03 AM (/stMw)

440 I looked up the room: it's in Africa and is now a hotel with 'safari' type vacations. The upper register frieze is a kind of pseudo-Egyptian thing with stylized African figures doing 'African stuff'. It's not sports and it's not narrative, like a modern comic strip, as used to be common in English country houses.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 04, 2022 11:03 AM (U11/V)

441 That just means there's a big city in the county. Big Vote Counting loves cities.
Posted by: t-bird
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A little place called Tampa. You might have heard of it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 04, 2022 11:03 AM (5p7BC)

442 Morning?

Churchill?

Honestly, in terms of skill, I'd say he was on par with Hitler.

And does a man *really* need so many extra letters after his name?

Posted by: Robert at August 04, 2022 11:03 AM (1Yy3c)

443 You can buy a square foot of land in Scotland and earn the title of Lord or Lady.

I got a deed to one square inch with a bottle of Laphroaig. So you're saying that I only need to drink 143 more?

Posted by: Oddbob at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

444 I recall a story from Churchill's biography (this may not be correct in all the details... It's been a long time since I read it).

His dad had the idea that, after Sandhurst, young Winnie would join the Duke of Stick Up His Ass's (probably not the exact title) regiment, which was the one that all the Best People joined. Winnie wanted to join the cavalry instead.

After the exam scores came out, lo and behold, Winnie had scored too low to get into the fancy regiment, but just high enough to get into the cavalry regiment.

Even at a young age, Winston Churchill was a determined man.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (bW8dp)

445 Depending on what "suspend" really means, that turd isn't quite flushed yet.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (B28Vv)

446 @400 I was keeping track. I'd have bet money it would not take us 400 comments to get to the syphilis.

Young Winston was not supposed to go to the Boer War. He had his mother pull some strings, and came up with a posting that was more or less a war correspondent job. One dull day with no action, he saw a vacant farm wagon and lay down to get a quick nap. While he dozed, a commando patrol came by and took him prisoner. and the exploits following on that made his reputation.

That wagon
was a Studebaker.
Four hundred one comments, then a Studebaker.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at August 04, 2022 11:05 AM (x61Im)

447 >>A little place called Tampa. You might have heard of it.

Worked there for about 4 years. Enjoyed it quite a bit but it has gotten much bigger since then.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 04, 2022 11:05 AM (ZLI7S)

448 >>As a former Michigander, the worst part of living in Florida is no Meijer stores.

The best parts - no shoveling, no shivering, and no Greasy Gretchen

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I don't miss Meijer stores all that much. I thought I would, but I don't.

And I moved from GOPe Kent County, MI to a real conservative Escambia County, FL. Other than Hurricane Sally beating my house into pulp, I absolutely love it down here.

Posted by: bed head at August 04, 2022 11:05 AM (Y1sOo)

449 I've often wondered.

Posted by: ... at August 04, 2022 11:00 AM (/stMw)

Ability to upvote comments might assuage my disappointment on some of my better comments seemingly being ignored. Oh well....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 11:05 AM (7bRMQ)

450 There's a story out there of Winston's mom flaunting her lovers in front of her husband, and, there really wasn't much he could do about it, because he had syphilis.

Posted by: blake
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Given much of the sexual proclivity for English lords, he might not have cared. There is a curious lack of interest in how Churchill's father got syphilis in the first place but failed somehow to pass it on to his wife.

Supposedly, one of the reasons that Churchill had so much freedom to go from his subaltern post in Afghanistan to the Sudan was that Jennie had Eddie, Prince of Wales as one of her lovers. Pissed Kitchener right off.

Posted by: whig at August 04, 2022 11:06 AM (CXr4y)

451 I looked up the room: it's in Africa and is now a hotel with 'safari' type vacations. The upper register frieze is a kind of pseudo-Egyptian thing with stylized African figures doing 'African stuff'. It's not sports and it's not narrative, like a modern comic strip, as used to be common in English country houses.

Posted by: LenNeal at August 04, 2022 11:03 AM (U11/V)

Thanks, my search came up empty.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at August 04, 2022 11:08 AM (7bRMQ)

452 You can buy a square foot of land in Scotland and earn the title of Lord or Lady.

I got a deed to one square inch with a bottle of Laphroaig. So you're saying that I only need to drink 143 more?
Posted by: Oddbob at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

Nah, you're in, Lord Oddbob of the Laphroaig.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 04, 2022 11:08 AM (sI15f)

453 I got a deed to one square inch with a bottle of Laphroaig. So you're saying that I only need to drink 143 more?
Posted by: Oddbob at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Posted by: Robert at August 04, 2022 11:09 AM (1Yy3c)

454 I got a deed to one square inch with a bottle of Laphroaig. So you're saying that I only need to drink 143 more?
Posted by: Oddbob at August 04, 2022 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Posted by: Robert at August 04, 2022 11:09 AM (1Yy3c)


You have to fence your inch and evict the crofters.

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455 Gender affirmation treatment and/or surgery for minors.
Posted by: IrishEi at August 04, 2022 10:44 AM (3ImbR)

Is that like the genital mutilation of children?

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456 I'm a fan, OrangeEnt

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You're missing how animated the Very Online Left can get over relatively minor things.

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