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Speaking of ex-President Obama’s new official portrait having an extra finger, commenter Chris Marsk notes:

On Schwarzenegger’s portrait, notice the left lapel, which doesn’t have the same matte light reflection. It came with his ex-wife’s face on a lapel badge, and Schwarzenegger crudely scraped it off. A restorer had to be called in to paint over it, but left the area a little shinier than the rest of the painting.

And here’s another official portrait of a once and future California governor, Jerry Brown:

Is the right side of Brown’s skull bigger than the left side?

I don’t know that it is, but in any case, the painter, Don Bachardy, definitely captured Jerry Brown’s personality. I had a five minute conversation with Brown back when he was mayor of Oakland and that’s pretty much the look he gave me the whole time.

 
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  1. I thought it was a grease stain. Like he ate a bratwurst or something and wiped his hands on his suit.

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    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    Yes, looks like someone's been over the lapel (and part of the chest) with a damp sponge. They could have waited for it to dry out!
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  2. It came with his ex-wife’s face on a lapel badge, and Schwarzenegger crudely scraped it off.

    WHY!

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    Ahnold is still pissy w his wife because she found out he was doodling the maid....
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  3. What is with the maxi-size of Aaaahnold’s painting? Crazy for a torso shot.

    But the cheesy photo realistic art is perfect for Califoonya.

    The idiocracy is upon us. Cheeseball kitsch from, say, some old Soviet satellite like Uzbekistan is now the future in the USA.

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    • Replies: @guest
    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.

    Along with that line about the lamentation of their women for a caption.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Soviet Realism was never as shallow as that portrait. It was awful, but in that way.
    , @bomag
    LOL

    Reminds me of the line from the movie Top Secret:


    Colonel von Horst: [reporting on Nick's interrogation] They're still working on him. He won't break. We've tried everything! Do you want me to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings?

    General Streck, German High Command: No. We cannot risk violating the Geneva Convention!
     

    From back when movies could make fun of over-hyped artists.

    Today such a sentiment would bring on the mob.

    The closest I can think of recently is the line from Grand Budapest Hotel: after admiring the painting in question, Gustave announces, " The rest of this shit is worthless junk" before replacing it with a hilariously over-the-top depiction, which is kept, unironically, in place by the new tenants.

    , @oddsbodkins
    They should have copied Mapplethorpe's photo of Arnold flexing and painted on a fig leaf.
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  4. … the painter, Don Bachardy, definitely captured Jerry Brown’s personality.

    Huh. I always thought that was a haunting stateside portrait of TV’s Mister Rogers, commissioned shortly after he racked up 55 confirmed kills as a Marine Core sniper in Vietnam.

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-closeup-of-gadzooks-inc-welcome-to-my-hood-t-shirt-news-photo/50495147?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#/detail-closeup-of-gadzooks-inc-welcome-to-my-hood-tshirt-depicting-picture-id50495147

    There used to be a better version of this shirt, with Mister Rogers leaning on a ghetto Cadillac. He actually sued to have the shirt removed.

    I remember it from my high school days....this skateboard company called serial killer made it
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  5. Googling on the caper of the missing Maria Shriver, these three stories seem to be based, at least in part, on original reporting rather than aggregation or quick takes:

    https://pagesix.com/2014/09/10/arnold-schwarzenegger-had-maria-shriver-scrubbed-from-portrait/

    He scrubbed her from his heart!

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was so hot to erase any memory of his marriage to Maria Shriver that he had her face scrubbed from his official portrait as governor of California — and he didn’t even care that the hastily done job was a sloppy mess, The Post has learned.

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article2609430.html

    “Whoever touched it up did not do a very good job,” the Post quoted Capitol tour guide Richard Granis as saying. “It was softball sized, right there on his left lapel.”

    Granis said Thursday he was misquoted but declined to comment further, except to say, “Once the portrait is up, people can make their own opinions.”

    http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-arnold-schwarzenegger-maria-shriver-portrait-20140911-story.html

    When Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official portrait was done, there was a personal touch — he was depicted wearing a lapel pin featuring the face of his wife, Maria Shriver.

    “It was actually a cute gesture when he had it done,” said Clay Russell, a former Schwarzenegger aide.

    But the marriage disintegrated soon after Schwarzenegger left the governor’s office in January 2011, prompting a modification in the portrait — Shriver’s face was erased.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    My guess is that Arnold only valued her for her blue-blood bonafides. Once she made a break, her memory was useless.
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  6. “Is the right side of Brown’s skull bigger than the left side?”

    Does that explain his leftist leanings (opposite side-of-brain thingy)?

    I don’t know that it is, but in any case, the painter, Don Bachardy, definitely captured Jerry Brown’s personality. I had a five minute conversation with Brown back when he was mayor of Oakland and that’s pretty much the look he gave me the whole time.

    Yeah, but I don’t think it is surreal enough to properly capture Brown. Picasso-style might have better captured the Essence of Brown.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Alarmist, Actually, Picasso was a classically trained painter who did some realist portraits before he bloomed as an abstractionist. Google some of his early work.
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  7. OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say …

    I wonder if he really couldn’t get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here’s a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Most of the defendants are being represented by two less prominent lawyers: James Kolenich, who is based in Cincinnati, and Elmer Woodard...
    At an early court appearance...Mr. Woodard wore a bow tie, a Victorian-era waistcoat and a Jazz Age boater hat.
     
    Doesn't look good for our side.

    Actually, if thisNYTimes article represents the case properly, it sounds pretty scary from a civil liberties point of view...
    , @fnn

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?
     
    Not entirely unrelatedly, I'm starting to think that the Comintern may have ordered Huey Long's 1935 assassination. Long was seen at the time as the only serious electoral threat to FDR in 1936. Everyone here knows FDR's administration was loaded with Communists and fellow-travelers. The year 1935 saw the birth of the Comintern's anti-fascist Popular Front strategy in reaction to Hitler's consolidation of power. Many leftists in the US saw Long as a Hitler-like figure.

    His assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss (BTW, a very Jewish-looking Catholic), did his medical training in Vienna in the late 1920s. I think there were a lot of Reds in Vienna at that time,and certainly a lot of Soviet spies. One can only imagine how pro-Soviet the intellectual millieu of the educated young in Vienna must have been at that time. Weiss returned to Louisiana in 1932 and threw his life away to kill Long only three years later. No one has ever come up with a plausible motive for this young, successful. happily married physician with a very young child to suddenly become an assassin.

    And there's this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_Young_(journalist)

    Marguerite Young (1907[1] or 1909? – 1995?[2]) was an early 20th-Century female American journalist, best known for her Communist Party affiliation, specifically as the Washington bureau chief of the Daily Worker who facilitated the introduction between Soviet spy Hede Massing and American recruit Noel Field. She also knew Alger Hiss (who had also tried to recruit Field). After two years with that newspaper, the CPUSA secretary general and newspaper's editor fired her. During World War II and at least to 1950, she worked for the New York Herald-Tribune...As a Louisiana native, she made particular note of the assassination of the state’s U.S. Senator Huey Long: she was personally acquainted with his assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss.
     
    That admission was made in her memoirs, published in 1993. According to wikipedia, she would have been 84 or 86 at that time. Oddly, her date of death is unknown-so they might even have been published posthumously. The memoirs end at the time of the Hiss-Chambers trial and the wiki bio recounts nothing of her life after that event. She might have left the US during the McCarthy Era (like many did) and then died in a Soviet Bloc country or somewhere else outside the US.
    , @JustJeff
    It is hard to believe, he’s probably just playing a martyr so he can use it as an excuse to grandstand at the trial.
    , @Alfa158
    It goes beyond having your career destroyed. Many lawyers are willing to take that chance as part of doing their duty. (Robert Shapiro was somewhat persona non grata after defending OJ, but his legalzoom.com took off so he ended up doing well after all.)
    In contrast anyone associating themselves with Spencer could be subject to physical confrontation and attack by members of the Sturmabteilung antifa, particularly in someplace like Charlottesville where it will be open season on them. None of those toughest cases lawyers had to face physical danger because of their work.
    Weinstein will not have to worry about getting lawyers. People won’t be happy with them for defending him but they won’t be jumped by masked people while police officers in the vicinity studiously look in every other direction.
    , @Neoconned
    Once upon a time before I found out I'd be 200k in debt coming out of law school I wanted to be an attorney.

    During my AP Government class in high school I read about John Marshall and judicial review and the ACLU.

    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.

    If they're flipped then the idea of a two party democracy with rule of law is dead

    And that would mean it's pure animal kingdom now....
    , @BenKenobi
    I made the mistake of reading the comments. I suppose I knew what I was getting into.

    Mostly muh-shouting-in-fire-crowded-theatre BS.

    You know when you can shout fire in a crowded theatre? When the theatre is on fire.
    , @Issac
    Is this sarcasm? "Defending the worst," always applies to out and out criminals, but never to enemies of the left, and in particular enemies of the diaspora. Spencer is no thug, no friend of the left, and critical of the diaspora (frequently mentioning he favors Israeli policy for American nationalism). It is no surprise at all that he and any one ideologically similar is unable to find any legal defense. The judiciary in your country is, without using any undue hyperbole, the sovereign province of our diaspora.
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  8. Norman Rockwell painted some amazing portraits of politicians and presidents (and ordinary people!) but apparently he was never tapped for an official one.

    Though he was primarily an illustrator, time is proving Rockwell to be a very meaningful artist of 20th century America. He is a powerful counterpoint to the rootless modern art scams of his era.

    When people look back generations and centuries from now, his work will tell them something about us.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Completely off-topic but old IEEE magazine covers are sometimes great

    https://imgur.com/gallery/Xl8dSJD
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  9. The Jerry Brown portrait reminds me of Dylan’s self-portrait.

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    How about Ms. Cecilia Gimenez portrait of the suffering Christ? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-19349921
    , @Anon
    Dylan's self-portrait is a good example of a man admitting he's not all 'there.' Dylan has never been a person with a well-developed sense of self.
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  10. @Anonymous
    What is with the maxi-size of Aaaahnold's painting? Crazy for a torso shot.

    But the cheesy photo realistic art is perfect for Califoonya.

    The idiocracy is upon us. Cheeseball kitsch from, say, some old Soviet satellite like Uzbekistan is now the future in the USA.

    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.

    Along with that line about the lamentation of their women for a caption.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.
     
    Brilliant idea!!
    , @Anon87
    Frazetta is dead, Vallejo is still with us.
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  11. In my view, the only official portrait in the “modern” style which works is Gardner Cox’s portrait of Justice Felix Frankfurter. Cox did a number of mid-20th century portraits of official or important men; I’m a bit of a fan of his aesthetic.

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    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    I remember admiring this man's work many years ago. This is perhaps his most successful portrait, and perfectly catches Frankfurter's brilliance (I don't say wisdom) and a certain waspishness of temperament.
    Cox could falter: his portrait of Kissinger was a failure, and was rejected by both Kissinger and, perhaps more decisively, his wife.
    He did a Robert Kennedy which is not much good either. His Dean Acheson though, it seems to me, comes close to equaling this work.
    Cox was of course a pure-blooded Wasp: son of an MIT and Ecole de Beaux Arts educated architect and a Harvard man himself, he is a specimen of a race still fecund in his day, but now largely sterile. He himself left three children at his death and, ominously, but one grandchild.
    No wonder we are being overwhelmed.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    That is indeed good.

    I'm waiting for a president to commission a portrait done in High Analytic Cubism:

    Ambroise Vollard, by Pablo Picasso

    https://math.dartmouth.edu/archive/c2w99/public_html/wklyimages/Ambroise.Vollard.Picasso.jpg
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  12. OT: Vic Damone died, and the Reuters obit has a picture of Tony Martin and his wife Cyd Charisse (as of 5:30 AM CST; may be corrected later.) I think these are the same idiots who put up a picture of Chubby Checker when Fats Domino died (at least it wasn’t the non-existent Pudgy Parcheesi.) Do they make these mistakes on purpose to show their contempt for Things Old White People Like? Marty Allen died, too. He’s lucky his obit doesn’t have a picture of Avery Schreiber.

    http://start.att.net/news/read/article/reuters-us_singer_vic_damone_dies_at_age_89_family_says-newscred2/category/entertainment

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    Allen and Rossi:
    https://travsd.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/picture-11.png
    Burns and Schreiber:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Avery_Schreiber_and_Jack_Burns_1966.jpg/220px-Avery_Schreiber_and_Jack_Burns_1966.jpg
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  13. @the one they call Desanex
    OT: Vic Damone died, and the Reuters obit has a picture of Tony Martin and his wife Cyd Charisse (as of 5:30 AM CST; may be corrected later.) I think these are the same idiots who put up a picture of Chubby Checker when Fats Domino died (at least it wasn’t the non-existent Pudgy Parcheesi.) Do they make these mistakes on purpose to show their contempt for Things Old White People Like? Marty Allen died, too. He’s lucky his obit doesn’t have a picture of Avery Schreiber.
    http://start.att.net/news/read/article/reuters-us_singer_vic_damone_dies_at_age_89_family_says-newscred2/category/entertainment

    Allen and Rossi:

    Burns and Schreiber:

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  14. @guest
    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.

    Along with that line about the lamentation of their women for a caption.

    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.

    Brilliant idea!!

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    Holding a huge sword.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Like this? http://filmpopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Conan-the-Barbarian-Arnold-Schwarzenegger.jpg
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  15. @Anonymous
    What is with the maxi-size of Aaaahnold's painting? Crazy for a torso shot.

    But the cheesy photo realistic art is perfect for Califoonya.

    The idiocracy is upon us. Cheeseball kitsch from, say, some old Soviet satellite like Uzbekistan is now the future in the USA.

    Soviet Realism was never as shallow as that portrait. It was awful, but in that way.

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  16. @Chris Marsk
    Googling on the caper of the missing Maria Shriver, these three stories seem to be based, at least in part, on original reporting rather than aggregation or quick takes:

    https://pagesix.com/2014/09/10/arnold-schwarzenegger-had-maria-shriver-scrubbed-from-portrait/
    He scrubbed her from his heart!


    Arnold Schwarzenegger was so hot to erase any memory of his marriage to Maria Shriver that he had her face scrubbed from his official portrait as governor of California — and he didn’t even care that the hastily done job was a sloppy mess, The Post has learned.
     
    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article2609430.html

    “Whoever touched it up did not do a very good job,” the Post quoted Capitol tour guide Richard Granis as saying. “It was softball sized, right there on his left lapel.”

    Granis said Thursday he was misquoted but declined to comment further, except to say, “Once the portrait is up, people can make their own opinions.”
     

    http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-arnold-schwarzenegger-maria-shriver-portrait-20140911-story.html

    When Arnold Schwarzenegger's official portrait was done, there was a personal touch -- he was depicted wearing a lapel pin featuring the face of his wife, Maria Shriver.

    "It was actually a cute gesture when he had it done," said Clay Russell, a former Schwarzenegger aide.

    But the marriage disintegrated soon after Schwarzenegger left the governor's office in January 2011, prompting a modification in the portrait -- Shriver's face was erased.
     

    My guess is that Arnold only valued her for her blue-blood bonafides. Once she made a break, her memory was useless.

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  17. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    Most of the defendants are being represented by two less prominent lawyers: James Kolenich, who is based in Cincinnati, and Elmer Woodard…
    At an early court appearance…Mr. Woodard wore a bow tie, a Victorian-era waistcoat and a Jazz Age boater hat.

    Doesn’t look good for our side.

    Actually, if thisNYTimes article represents the case properly, it sounds pretty scary from a civil liberties point of view…

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  18. @Chrisnonymous

    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.
     
    Brilliant idea!!

    Holding a huge sword.

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  19. @Anonymous
    I thought it was a grease stain. Like he ate a bratwurst or something and wiped his hands on his suit.

    Yes, looks like someone’s been over the lapel (and part of the chest) with a damp sponge. They could have waited for it to dry out!

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  20. also OT – Chuck Yeager is 95 today. Time for that Tom Wolfe quote.

    (and I see Salon will only allow access to an adblocked browser if you agree to mine some coin for them!

    https://www.salon.com/about/faq-what-happens-when-i-choose-to-suppress-ads-on-salon/

    )

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  21. OT, old news:

    NIGR becomes Gen-Fed
    …The Board of Trustees of the National Institute on Genealogical Research has announced that the institute’s name was changed to the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed)

    Up next: National Invertebrate Genetic Resources

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    Hilarious!
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  22. Seeing the Obama portrait juxtaposed against the other Presidential portraits was shocking and made me think of the obvious deterioration of tradition. I was reminded of Roger Scruton’s BBC documentary on Art and Beauty which was an exceptional critique on the modern world and ugliness in art. We are now witnessing a phase evidenced by Obama’s affirmative action hire artist, where beauty and tradition are being tossed in favor of low quality political statements. Not only was the artist not talented, he has an evident ugliness in his heart where his inspiration is hatred of our democracy. Obama is so obviously angry at himself and the country that elected him he chose this avenue as a passive aggressive way to express it. I just don’t know if we are on the cusp of a renewal and that the Obama era was an aberration or if the elite are so powerful our future will hold much more of this degradation.

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    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    Things will change when the the globalized plutocrats lose control of monetary policy or when the young people begin mass debt repudiations.

    Debt and Demography are the whole ballgame.

    Tremendous inter-generational turmoil from those who know how bad things are but don't want to be financially liquidated and those who know how bad things are and want to accelerate the global financial implosion to save European Christendom.

    Let it all go is the answer; easy to say if you ain't got much to lose.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "Not only was the artist not talented, he has an evident ugliness in his heart where his inspiration is hatred of our democracy."

    I doubt he thinks much about democracy at all, though I'm sure he approves of it in South Africa. Anti-white animus is more likely. You get more of what you pay for, and there seems to be a market for anti-white animus, a market which is encouraged rather than discouraged or suppressed.
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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    Speaking of Wrigley Field, it's time for an urgent Sammy Sosa update: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5384303/Sammy-Sosa-looks-like-sleepy-cowboy-party-pictures.html
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    Can someone do that pic to make Obama a tennis line-judge?
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  24. @BrokenSymmetry
    The Jerry Brown portrait reminds me of Dylan's self-portrait.

    https://img.cdandlp.com/2016/02/imgL/117986875.jpg

    How about Ms. Cecilia Gimenez portrait of the suffering Christ? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-19349921

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  25. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    Not entirely unrelatedly, I’m starting to think that the Comintern may have ordered Huey Long’s 1935 assassination. Long was seen at the time as the only serious electoral threat to FDR in 1936. Everyone here knows FDR’s administration was loaded with Communists and fellow-travelers. The year 1935 saw the birth of the Comintern’s anti-fascist Popular Front strategy in reaction to Hitler’s consolidation of power. Many leftists in the US saw Long as a Hitler-like figure.

    His assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss (BTW, a very Jewish-looking Catholic), did his medical training in Vienna in the late 1920s. I think there were a lot of Reds in Vienna at that time,and certainly a lot of Soviet spies. One can only imagine how pro-Soviet the intellectual millieu of the educated young in Vienna must have been at that time. Weiss returned to Louisiana in 1932 and threw his life away to kill Long only three years later. No one has ever come up with a plausible motive for this young, successful. happily married physician with a very young child to suddenly become an assassin.

    And there’s this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_Young_(journalist)

    Marguerite Young (1907[1] or 1909? – 1995?[2]) was an early 20th-Century female American journalist, best known for her Communist Party affiliation, specifically as the Washington bureau chief of the Daily Worker who facilitated the introduction between Soviet spy Hede Massing and American recruit Noel Field. She also knew Alger Hiss (who had also tried to recruit Field). After two years with that newspaper, the CPUSA secretary general and newspaper’s editor fired her. During World War II and at least to 1950, she worked for the New York Herald-Tribune…As a Louisiana native, she made particular note of the assassination of the state’s U.S. Senator Huey Long: she was personally acquainted with his assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss.

    That admission was made in her memoirs, published in 1993. According to wikipedia, she would have been 84 or 86 at that time. Oddly, her date of death is unknown-so they might even have been published posthumously. The memoirs end at the time of the Hiss-Chambers trial and the wiki bio recounts nothing of her life after that event. She might have left the US during the McCarthy Era (like many did) and then died in a Soviet Bloc country or somewhere else outside the US.

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    That makes a lot of sense and is totally in accord with everything I know about the CPUSA and the Comintern.

    Long was a real populist unlike FDR and his aristocratic commie intellectual milieu. And there were no Jews around him. It’s a wonder FDRs commies allowed Truman instead of commie stooge Henry Wallace as FDRs 4th VP.

    The revolt against FDR’s choice of commie stooge Wallace as 4th VP happened because the democrat party’s prole/peasant base of northern labor unions and souther KKK sharecroppers prevailed against FDR’s Jews , aristocrats and commies.

    Had the proles and peasants not prevailed, Henry Wallace the communist stooge would have become president when FDR died.

    But the aristocrats Jews and commies just laid low for 15 years, started their program again and won antway

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  26. @Linden Arden
    Seeing the Obama portrait juxtaposed against the other Presidential portraits was shocking and made me think of the obvious deterioration of tradition. I was reminded of Roger Scruton's BBC documentary on Art and Beauty which was an exceptional critique on the modern world and ugliness in art. We are now witnessing a phase evidenced by Obama's affirmative action hire artist, where beauty and tradition are being tossed in favor of low quality political statements. Not only was the artist not talented, he has an evident ugliness in his heart where his inspiration is hatred of our democracy. Obama is so obviously angry at himself and the country that elected him he chose this avenue as a passive aggressive way to express it. I just don't know if we are on the cusp of a renewal and that the Obama era was an aberration or if the elite are so powerful our future will hold much more of this degradation.

    Things will change when the the globalized plutocrats lose control of monetary policy or when the young people begin mass debt repudiations.

    Debt and Demography are the whole ballgame.

    Tremendous inter-generational turmoil from those who know how bad things are but don’t want to be financially liquidated and those who know how bad things are and want to accelerate the global financial implosion to save European Christendom.

    Let it all go is the answer; easy to say if you ain’t got much to lose.

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  27. Jerry Brown’s portrait perfectly captures the look of someone who sees a toilet backing up.

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  28. @Abe
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z5saTU_d8jc/WoLy_0Q0jPI/AAAAAAAAAMw/pYElvz7pUCor4gbffm855Ltp12Dh6LhPwCLcBGAs/s1600/prez_port2.jpg

    Speaking of Wrigley Field, it’s time for an urgent Sammy Sosa update: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5384303/Sammy-Sosa-looks-like-sleepy-cowboy-party-pictures.html

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  29. I sort of like the Brown portrait.

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  30. OT (about art)

    A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction
    …sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction
    …Untitled
    …oil stick and spray paint
    …Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed himself to be the buyer

    Basquiat

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    I guess I would call this potlatch buying. Namely throwing away an astonishing amount of money on something stupid just to show you can do it. However, I'm afraid the poor Japanese idiot thinks he's buying himself some status among whites by this SJW virtue signalling.
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  31. What were you talking about with Mayor Brown? He seemed very smart when he came to editorial board meeting of paper I worked on in ’92.

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  32. @Linden Arden
    Seeing the Obama portrait juxtaposed against the other Presidential portraits was shocking and made me think of the obvious deterioration of tradition. I was reminded of Roger Scruton's BBC documentary on Art and Beauty which was an exceptional critique on the modern world and ugliness in art. We are now witnessing a phase evidenced by Obama's affirmative action hire artist, where beauty and tradition are being tossed in favor of low quality political statements. Not only was the artist not talented, he has an evident ugliness in his heart where his inspiration is hatred of our democracy. Obama is so obviously angry at himself and the country that elected him he chose this avenue as a passive aggressive way to express it. I just don't know if we are on the cusp of a renewal and that the Obama era was an aberration or if the elite are so powerful our future will hold much more of this degradation.

    “Not only was the artist not talented, he has an evident ugliness in his heart where his inspiration is hatred of our democracy.”

    I doubt he thinks much about democracy at all, though I’m sure he approves of it in South Africa. Anti-white animus is more likely. You get more of what you pay for, and there seems to be a market for anti-white animus, a market which is encouraged rather than discouraged or suppressed.

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  33. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    It is hard to believe, he’s probably just playing a martyr so he can use it as an excuse to grandstand at the trial.

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  34. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    It goes beyond having your career destroyed. Many lawyers are willing to take that chance as part of doing their duty. (Robert Shapiro was somewhat persona non grata after defending OJ, but his legalzoom.com took off so he ended up doing well after all.)
    In contrast anyone associating themselves with Spencer could be subject to physical confrontation and attack by members of the Sturmabteilung antifa, particularly in someplace like Charlottesville where it will be open season on them. None of those toughest cases lawyers had to face physical danger because of their work.
    Weinstein will not have to worry about getting lawyers. People won’t be happy with them for defending him but they won’t be jumped by masked people while police officers in the vicinity studiously look in every other direction.

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  35. If Arnold had simply presented an actual Frazetta painting of Conan as his official portrait would the State authorities have objected that it wasn’t really a portrait of him, or would they have just shrugged and hung it up?
    Would it be too much to hope for that Brown will pick Kehinde Wiley as his portraitist for the second portrait? I would actually pay money to see that one. If I might, I would suggest that Brown be portrayed holding the severed head of Athena from the state seal as a celebration of the extinction of the White European Californian.

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    No, no. Brown would be the head.
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  36. @BrokenSymmetry
    The Jerry Brown portrait reminds me of Dylan's self-portrait.

    https://img.cdandlp.com/2016/02/imgL/117986875.jpg

    Dylan’s self-portrait is a good example of a man admitting he’s not all ‘there.’ Dylan has never been a person with a well-developed sense of self.

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    Isn't February one of the worst months for releasing films? Even then, I'm sure it's an okay movie. Most of the avengers films are...

    Oh, and as for you... your stalker bf Tyrone just got out of prison again. He said you're going to enjoy cowboying his foot long chocolate dingus so get ready cuckboy
    , @Seth Largo
    February is one of the lowest-grossing months for movies. But I do think it will be a hit, regardless.
    , @fish

    SUCK IT
     
    Ohs Tinys....you'n be fogettin teh ? mark. Dat'n been whats you's says to Ledsnerd.


    Lednsert "I bein a big beleever in punkshuashun" Piddsst
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  38. @guest
    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.

    Along with that line about the lamentation of their women for a caption.

    Frazetta is dead, Vallejo is still with us.

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  39. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT (about art)


    A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction
    ...sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction
    ...Untitled
    ...oil stick and spray paint
    ...Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed himself to be the buyer

     

    Basquiat

    I guess I would call this potlatch buying. Namely throwing away an astonishing amount of money on something stupid just to show you can do it. However, I’m afraid the poor Japanese idiot thinks he’s buying himself some status among whites by this SJW virtue signalling.

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    Or he's laundering money. Which is easy to do with art, because it's worth whatever you say it's worth.

    And it's not like he has to live with it if he doesn't want to. He can give it to some museum or stick it in a hole in the ground.
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  40. Off-topic:

    Cracks In The Coalition of the Fringes Alert:

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/13/bacow-disappoints-diversity-advocates/

    Sunday’s announcement that Lawrence S. Bacow will serve as Harvard’s 29th president surprised and disappointed some College students who had hoped a person of color would take the University’s top job.

    “I think the one sort of thing I had in mind for the new president was that it would be a person of color, so it was really disheartening that that occurred,” Sebastian A. Reyes ’19 said.

    “A thought that I had earlier was that, in a few years, if the diversity of the incoming class keeps increasing, [a] white president will no longer be representative of the Harvard student body, which is a big issue,” Diego Navarrete ’21 added.

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/13/reyes-married-white-male-doctorate/

    It’s impossible to ignore that Lawrence S. Bacow is the second white, male economist named Lawrence to serve as Harvard’s president. And for a student of color who has constantly struggled to see himself represented at the University, the choice is uninspiring and frankly a bit disappointing.

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    And for a student of color who has constantly struggled to see himself represented at the University ....
     
    I my times, students struggled to get good grades.
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  41. Legally speaking, Arnold and Maria are still married. He’s been dragging his feet on finalizing the divorce. She filed six yrs ago but he refuses to finalize it. So the lapel with her being scrubbed from it is really strange.

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    Legally speaking, Arnold and Maria are still married
     
    And that's just Sacramento. You can imagine what the Vatican has to say about it. Though Father Fragomeni, who "officiated" at their wedding, will likely be much easier on them.

    https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2011/05/how-catholic-was-schwarzeneggers-marriage

    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0d/8a/1f/83/mass-times-and-languages.jpg

    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0e/fd/0b/f0/legacy-trail-sign.jpg
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  42. @El Dato

    It came with his ex-wife’s face on a lapel badge, and Schwarzenegger crudely scraped it off.
     
    WHY!

    Ahnold is still pissy w his wife because she found out he was doodling the maid….

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    Ahnold is still pissy w his wife because she found out he was doodling the maid….
     
    Ahnold doodled the maid so much that she had a kid. She wasn't even real good looking either.
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  43. Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6’4″ and 200+ pounds; the Latina’s tend to be midgets like Jebs wife…..maybe sit down during the entire interview?

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    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown.
     
    Those aren't the rumors I've heard about ex-seminarian Brown, but on the other hand he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.
    , @Anonymous

    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6’4″ and 200+ pounds; the Latina’s tend to be midgets like Jebs wife…..maybe sit down during the entire interview?
     
    Jerry Brown's claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt, a light mestiza. Her body wasn't anything to write home about, and her face was "not unattractive" at best (she was between Stevie Nicks and, say, Nicolette Sheridan facewise in her heyday: she got pretty fat by about 50) but she was probably the best singer in her fame cohort of females. (She often recorded with Dolly Parton, who is stronger as a songwriter than a singer, and the also superb Emmylou Harris.)
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  44. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    … the painter, Don Bachardy, definitely captured Jerry Brown’s personality.
     
    Huh. I always thought that was a haunting stateside portrait of TV’s Mister Rogers, commissioned shortly after he racked up 55 confirmed kills as a Marine Core sniper in Vietnam.

    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-closeup-of-gadzooks-inc-welcome-to-my-hood-t-shirt-news-photo/50495147?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#/detail-closeup-of-gadzooks-inc-welcome-to-my-hood-tshirt-depicting-picture-id50495147

    There used to be a better version of this shirt, with Mister Rogers leaning on a ghetto Cadillac. He actually sued to have the shirt removed.

    I remember it from my high school days….this skateboard company called serial killer made it

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  45. @Tiny Duck
    SUCK IT

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/02/13/black-panther-is-now-on-track-to-be-the-biggest-february-opening-ever/?utm_term=.1395bf29647a

    Isn’t February one of the worst months for releasing films? Even then, I’m sure it’s an okay movie. Most of the avengers films are…

    Oh, and as for you… your stalker bf Tyrone just got out of prison again. He said you’re going to enjoy cowboying his foot long chocolate dingus so get ready cuckboy

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  46. That lapel story sounds apocryphal to me.

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  47. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    Once upon a time before I found out I’d be 200k in debt coming out of law school I wanted to be an attorney.

    During my AP Government class in high school I read about John Marshall and judicial review and the ACLU.

    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.

    If they’re flipped then the idea of a two party democracy with rule of law is dead

    And that would mean it’s pure animal kingdom now….

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    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.
     
    I am old enough to remember the ACLU defending the right of George Lincoln Rockwell and his Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois.

    That was, of course, before they, like feminism, the MSM, the Sierra Club, etc., decided to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party,
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  48. @Anonymous
    What is with the maxi-size of Aaaahnold's painting? Crazy for a torso shot.

    But the cheesy photo realistic art is perfect for Califoonya.

    The idiocracy is upon us. Cheeseball kitsch from, say, some old Soviet satellite like Uzbekistan is now the future in the USA.

    LOL

    Reminds me of the line from the movie Top Secret:

    Colonel von Horst: [reporting on Nick's interrogation] They’re still working on him. He won’t break. We’ve tried everything! Do you want me to bring out the Leroy Nieman paintings?

    General Streck, German High Command: No. We cannot risk violating the Geneva Convention!

    From back when movies could make fun of over-hyped artists.

    Today such a sentiment would bring on the mob.

    The closest I can think of recently is the line from Grand Budapest Hotel: after admiring the painting in question, Gustave announces, ” The rest of this shit is worthless junk” before replacing it with a hilariously over-the-top depiction, which is kept, unironically, in place by the new tenants.

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  49. OT, but I see that the Dutch foreign minister has resigned after lying about Russia, and yet another Oxfam person is in trouble.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43043925

    “The Dutch foreign minister has stepped down on Tuesday after admitting he lied about being in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Halbe Zijlstra announced his decision tearfully in parliament, after MPs had summoned him to explain himself.

    During his campaign for the March 2017 election, Mr Zijlstra claimed he had personally heard Mr Putin speak of creating a “Greater Russia” in 2006.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43046966

    The chairman of the charity Oxfam International, Juan Alberto Fuentes, has been arrested in Guatemala.

    He was detained as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal dating back to his time as Guatemala’s finance minister.

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  50. @Tiny Duck
    SUCK IT

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/02/13/black-panther-is-now-on-track-to-be-the-biggest-february-opening-ever/?utm_term=.1395bf29647a

    February is one of the lowest-grossing months for movies. But I do think it will be a hit, regardless.

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  51. @Tiny Duck
    SUCK IT

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/02/13/black-panther-is-now-on-track-to-be-the-biggest-february-opening-ever/?utm_term=.1395bf29647a

    SUCK IT

    Ohs Tinys….you’n be fogettin teh ? mark. Dat’n been whats you’s says to Ledsnerd.

    Lednsert “I bein a big beleever in punkshuashun” Piddsst

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  52. It looks like a soup stain.

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  53. @Chrisnonymous

    Speaking of torsos, he really should have been shirtless and painted by Frank Frazetta or Boris Vallejo, if they were still alive.
     
    Brilliant idea!!

    Like this?

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    Why I’m only attracted to skinny men ew gross.
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  54. @Alfa158
    It goes beyond having your career destroyed. Many lawyers are willing to take that chance as part of doing their duty. (Robert Shapiro was somewhat persona non grata after defending OJ, but his legalzoom.com took off so he ended up doing well after all.)
    In contrast anyone associating themselves with Spencer could be subject to physical confrontation and attack by members of the Sturmabteilung antifa, particularly in someplace like Charlottesville where it will be open season on them. None of those toughest cases lawyers had to face physical danger because of their work.
    Weinstein will not have to worry about getting lawyers. People won’t be happy with them for defending him but they won’t be jumped by masked people while police officers in the vicinity studiously look in every other direction.

    Right. There is no physical danger involved in defending a lefty no matter how big a pervert he is; it probably enhances your career.

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  55. OT: Canadian female former Prime Minister says sleeveless dresses demeaning to women:

    https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/02/13/kim-campbell-says-sleeveless-dresses-demeaning-for-tv-broadcasters-2/#.WoM5_7GywrZ

    What would Houellebecq say???

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    She's right. The TV babes, even on ESPN, wear these sleeveless dresses with hems above the knee and they look like they are going to a freaking cocktail party. And a lot of them don't have the figure to carry it off.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Enraged, Michelle Obama frequently wore sleeveless dress, so Ms. Campbell is off the Obama Christmas card list, yeah, like they believe in Christmas.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
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  56. @Abe
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z5saTU_d8jc/WoLy_0Q0jPI/AAAAAAAAAMw/pYElvz7pUCor4gbffm855Ltp12Dh6LhPwCLcBGAs/s1600/prez_port2.jpg

    Can someone do that pic to make Obama a tennis line-judge?

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  57. Oh why does everyone hate on Ahnold? He’s the immigrant success story nobody wants to talk about. He assimilated, made a fortune and even if he didn’t have an Austrian accent, he’s still White enough to be called Hitler.
    So he scraped an ex-wife off? She was a Kennedy anyway. Scraping angry exes off of you, always leaves a mark. At least its not a blue dress, and possibly felonious behavior like lying under oath.
    Modern art is mostly offensive anyway. If you only offend exes and feminists, you can still live a good life, as long as you’re rich or people are afraid of you…

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    Do you remember when he groped, back when Gulf War II was in full swing .
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  58. Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell

    Here is that amazing White House tape recording of Nixon sounding like a time traveler who reads iSteve. (Previously posted by Steve)

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    Buzz Mohawk:

    Rockwell's portraiture catches a Nixon I can relate to as opposed to his media caricatures.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Buzz, Rockwell was considered an illustrator, but look at the details in Nixon's hands.
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  59. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    I made the mistake of reading the comments. I suppose I knew what I was getting into.

    Mostly muh-shouting-in-fire-crowded-theatre BS.

    You know when you can shout fire in a crowded theatre? When the theatre is on fire.

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  60. @Ben Kurtz
    In my view, the only official portrait in the "modern" style which works is Gardner Cox's portrait of Justice Felix Frankfurter. Cox did a number of mid-20th century portraits of official or important men; I'm a bit of a fan of his aesthetic.

    https://api.oyez.org/sites/default/files/images/people/felix_frankfurter/felix_frankfurter.jpg

    I remember admiring this man’s work many years ago. This is perhaps his most successful portrait, and perfectly catches Frankfurter’s brilliance (I don’t say wisdom) and a certain waspishness of temperament.
    Cox could falter: his portrait of Kissinger was a failure, and was rejected by both Kissinger and, perhaps more decisively, his wife.
    He did a Robert Kennedy which is not much good either. His Dean Acheson though, it seems to me, comes close to equaling this work.
    Cox was of course a pure-blooded Wasp: son of an MIT and Ecole de Beaux Arts educated architect and a Harvard man himself, he is a specimen of a race still fecund in his day, but now largely sterile. He himself left three children at his death and, ominously, but one grandchild.
    No wonder we are being overwhelmed.

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    Could we find a better term than "waspish" for the temperament of an Austrian-American Jew?

    I don't know if Frankfurter was very waspish, without regard to his ethnicity, anyway. Though he did carve himself a place in the ruling class.
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  61. Arnold Schwarzenegger by Philip Burke, who often does caricatures for Rolling Stone magazine.

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    Donald Trump by Philip Burke.

    http://www.lbmason.com/wp-content/uploads/Burke-011362.jpg

    http://www.lbmason.com/wp-content/uploads/Burke-012475.jpg
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  62. @The Alarmist

    "Is the right side of Brown’s skull bigger than the left side?"
     
    Does that explain his leftist leanings (opposite side-of-brain thingy)?

    I don’t know that it is, but in any case, the painter, Don Bachardy, definitely captured Jerry Brown’s personality. I had a five minute conversation with Brown back when he was mayor of Oakland and that’s pretty much the look he gave me the whole time.
     
    Yeah, but I don't think it is surreal enough to properly capture Brown. Picasso-style might have better captured the Essence of Brown.

    Alarmist, Actually, Picasso was a classically trained painter who did some realist portraits before he bloomed as an abstractionist. Google some of his early work.

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    Why does everyone always bring that up about Picasso? (If not to lament "what might have been.") I think we both know why he's famous, and it ain't for classically-trained realism.

    "Bloomed" isn't the word, by the way. Wilted, more like.

    , @Alden
    Just bought a reproduction of Picasso’s Caballos for a birthday present.
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  63. @Chris Marsk
    OT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/charlottesville-lawsuit-far-right-heather-heyer.html

    Mr. [Richard] Spencer, who is representing himself after several lawyers refused to take him as client, went on to say ...
     
    I wonder if he really couldn't get an attorney? There was a time when the more evil you were, the easier it was to find a pro bono attorney. Here's a Guardian article about some of these grandstanding attorneys:

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/27/lawyers-defended-toughest-cases-charles-manson-jon-venables-ted-bundy-charles-ng

    And going back further the classic example was Clarence Darrow.

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?

    Is this sarcasm? “Defending the worst,” always applies to out and out criminals, but never to enemies of the left, and in particular enemies of the diaspora. Spencer is no thug, no friend of the left, and critical of the diaspora (frequently mentioning he favors Israeli policy for American nationalism). It is no surprise at all that he and any one ideologically similar is unable to find any legal defense. The judiciary in your country is, without using any undue hyperbole, the sovereign province of our diaspora.

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  64. @Ben Kurtz
    In my view, the only official portrait in the "modern" style which works is Gardner Cox's portrait of Justice Felix Frankfurter. Cox did a number of mid-20th century portraits of official or important men; I'm a bit of a fan of his aesthetic.

    https://api.oyez.org/sites/default/files/images/people/felix_frankfurter/felix_frankfurter.jpg

    That is indeed good.

    I’m waiting for a president to commission a portrait done in High Analytic Cubism:

    Ambroise Vollard, by Pablo Picasso

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  65. @MEH 0910
    Arnold Schwarzenegger by Philip Burke, who often does caricatures for Rolling Stone magazine.

    http://www.sactownmag.com/PBurkeASchwarzeneggerFinal.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5f/d9/2f/5fd92f818358a47f828750e136df19f6.jpg

    Donald Trump by Philip Burke.

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  66. @Benjaminl
    Off-topic:

    Cracks In The Coalition of the Fringes Alert:

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/13/bacow-disappoints-diversity-advocates/


    Sunday’s announcement that Lawrence S. Bacow will serve as Harvard’s 29th president surprised and disappointed some College students who had hoped a person of color would take the University’s top job.

    “I think the one sort of thing I had in mind for the new president was that it would be a person of color, so it was really disheartening that that occurred,” Sebastian A. Reyes ’19 said.

    “A thought that I had earlier was that, in a few years, if the diversity of the incoming class keeps increasing, [a] white president will no longer be representative of the Harvard student body, which is a big issue,” Diego Navarrete ’21 added.
     

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/13/reyes-married-white-male-doctorate/

    It’s impossible to ignore that Lawrence S. Bacow is the second white, male economist named Lawrence to serve as Harvard’s president. And for a student of color who has constantly struggled to see himself represented at the University, the choice is uninspiring and frankly a bit disappointing.
     

    And for a student of color who has constantly struggled to see himself represented at the University ….

    I my times, students struggled to get good grades.

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  67. @Dr. Doom
    Oh why does everyone hate on Ahnold? He's the immigrant success story nobody wants to talk about. He assimilated, made a fortune and even if he didn't have an Austrian accent, he's still White enough to be called Hitler.
    So he scraped an ex-wife off? She was a Kennedy anyway. Scraping angry exes off of you, always leaves a mark. At least its not a blue dress, and possibly felonious behavior like lying under oath.
    Modern art is mostly offensive anyway. If you only offend exes and feminists, you can still live a good life, as long as you're rich or people are afraid of you...

    Do you remember when he groped, back when Gulf War II was in full swing .

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  68. @Buzz Mohawk
    Norman Rockwell painted some amazing portraits of politicians and presidents (and ordinary people!) but apparently he was never tapped for an official one.

    Though he was primarily an illustrator, time is proving Rockwell to be a very meaningful artist of 20th century America. He is a powerful counterpoint to the rootless modern art scams of his era.

    When people look back generations and centuries from now, his work will tell them something about us.

    http://blog.timesunion.com/localarts/files/2016/07/rockwell-candidates.jpg

    http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/52/5271/3BRZG00Z/posters/norman-rockwell-triple-self-portrait-february-13-1960.jpg

    https://blogs-images.forbes.com/crossingborders/files/2012/05/Norman-Rockwell-Mine-Americas-Coal-Portrait-of-a-Coal-Miner-1943.jpg

    Completely off-topic but old IEEE magazine covers are sometimes great

    https://imgur.com/gallery/Xl8dSJD

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  69. @Buzz Mohawk
    Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell

    https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/richard_nixon_cc_img.jpg

    Here is that amazing White House tape recording of Nixon sounding like a time traveler who reads iSteve. (Previously posted by Steve)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXOEFK6Swo

    Buzz Mohawk:

    Rockwell’s portraiture catches a Nixon I can relate to as opposed to his media caricatures.

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  70. @Anon
    I guess I would call this potlatch buying. Namely throwing away an astonishing amount of money on something stupid just to show you can do it. However, I'm afraid the poor Japanese idiot thinks he's buying himself some status among whites by this SJW virtue signalling.

    Or he’s laundering money. Which is easy to do with art, because it’s worth whatever you say it’s worth.

    And it’s not like he has to live with it if he doesn’t want to. He can give it to some museum or stick it in a hole in the ground.

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  71. OT OT
    From today’s UK Daily Mail. Stale pale male Bill Murray (SNL) says:

    Bill Murray praises Republican tax cuts as he attacks divisive politics and blames Democrats for making it WORSE by trying to appeal to minorities instead of everyone

    Murray warns that political discourse has degenerated into a ‘Clash of Clans everyday, first thing in the morning’
    He says Democrats can be divisive by striving to represent certain groups or minorities, rather than simply saying they represented Americans
    ‘The way the Democrats handle things is poor, where they try to pick out little pieces of a population, oh well… we represent the LGBT or something,’ he said
    ‘Instead of thinking that each citizen has a right to be respected as a citizen first, under the laws of the country’
    The 67-year-old said atmosphere made comedy of a political nature very difficult
    Murray played former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live after being asked to do the skit by a friend
    ‘They had a really good wig,’ joked the Ghostbusters star, and ex-SNL star

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  72. @Alfa158
    If Arnold had simply presented an actual Frazetta painting of Conan as his official portrait would the State authorities have objected that it wasn’t really a portrait of him, or would they have just shrugged and hung it up?
    Would it be too much to hope for that Brown will pick Kehinde Wiley as his portraitist for the second portrait? I would actually pay money to see that one. If I might, I would suggest that Brown be portrayed holding the severed head of Athena from the state seal as a celebration of the extinction of the White European Californian.

    No, no. Brown would be the head.

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  73. @Old Palo Altan
    I remember admiring this man's work many years ago. This is perhaps his most successful portrait, and perfectly catches Frankfurter's brilliance (I don't say wisdom) and a certain waspishness of temperament.
    Cox could falter: his portrait of Kissinger was a failure, and was rejected by both Kissinger and, perhaps more decisively, his wife.
    He did a Robert Kennedy which is not much good either. His Dean Acheson though, it seems to me, comes close to equaling this work.
    Cox was of course a pure-blooded Wasp: son of an MIT and Ecole de Beaux Arts educated architect and a Harvard man himself, he is a specimen of a race still fecund in his day, but now largely sterile. He himself left three children at his death and, ominously, but one grandchild.
    No wonder we are being overwhelmed.

    Could we find a better term than “waspish” for the temperament of an Austrian-American Jew?

    I don’t know if Frankfurter was very waspish, without regard to his ethnicity, anyway. Though he did carve himself a place in the ruling class.

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  74. @Enraged Canadian
    OT: Canadian female former Prime Minister says sleeveless dresses demeaning to women:

    https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/02/13/kim-campbell-says-sleeveless-dresses-demeaning-for-tv-broadcasters-2/#.WoM5_7GywrZ

    What would Houellebecq say???

    She’s right. The TV babes, even on ESPN, wear these sleeveless dresses with hems above the knee and they look like they are going to a freaking cocktail party. And a lot of them don’t have the figure to carry it off.

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  75. @Enraged Canadian
    OT: Canadian female former Prime Minister says sleeveless dresses demeaning to women:

    https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/02/13/kim-campbell-says-sleeveless-dresses-demeaning-for-tv-broadcasters-2/#.WoM5_7GywrZ

    What would Houellebecq say???

    Enraged, Michelle Obama frequently wore sleeveless dress, so Ms. Campbell is off the Obama Christmas card list, yeah, like they believe in Christmas.

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  76. @Buzz Mohawk
    Richard Nixon by Norman Rockwell

    https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/richard_nixon_cc_img.jpg

    Here is that amazing White House tape recording of Nixon sounding like a time traveler who reads iSteve. (Previously posted by Steve)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXOEFK6Swo

    Buzz, Rockwell was considered an illustrator, but look at the details in Nixon’s hands.

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    I find "illustrator" to be meaningless as normally used, beyond signifying actual illustration. But that doesn't tell you anything about quality.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    And only four fingers on each one!
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  77. @Enraged Canadian
    OT: Canadian female former Prime Minister says sleeveless dresses demeaning to women:

    https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/02/13/kim-campbell-says-sleeveless-dresses-demeaning-for-tv-broadcasters-2/#.WoM5_7GywrZ

    What would Houellebecq say???
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  78. Ron Bacardi Don Bachardy? You sure it wasn’t Art Clokey?

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f5966489970b-pi

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    Ron Bachardy...Ron Bachardy...wasn't he Christopher Isherwood's boy-toy?

    [we're Googling, we're Googling]...yup!

    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn't available.
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  79. @Buffalo Joe
    Alarmist, Actually, Picasso was a classically trained painter who did some realist portraits before he bloomed as an abstractionist. Google some of his early work.

    Why does everyone always bring that up about Picasso? (If not to lament “what might have been.”) I think we both know why he’s famous, and it ain’t for classically-trained realism.

    “Bloomed” isn’t the word, by the way. Wilted, more like.

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    I wonder how much Picasso’s 1935 to death works will be worth 150 years from now.
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  80. @Buffalo Joe
    Buzz, Rockwell was considered an illustrator, but look at the details in Nixon's hands.

    I find “illustrator” to be meaningless as normally used, beyond signifying actual illustration. But that doesn’t tell you anything about quality.

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    guest, one of my favorite artists was Andrew Wyeth's father, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as "Last of the Mohicans" and "Treasure Island." I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.
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  81. OT:

    Omarosa slams Pence on ‘CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER’: ‘He thinks Jesus tells him to say things’…

    Love that. Pence is a Christian. Protip: Jesus DOES tell Christians to say things.

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  82. @Buffalo Joe
    Buzz, Rockwell was considered an illustrator, but look at the details in Nixon's hands.

    And only four fingers on each one!

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  83. Buzz, Rockwell was considered an illustrator, but look at the details in Nixon’s hands.

    I find “illustrator” to be meaningless as normally used, beyond signifying actual illustration. But that doesn’t tell you anything about quality.

    Here “illustrator” is used to indicate someone who works for print, whereas a “painter’s” main gig is selling his originals. Idiot snobs miss out on great artists like Mucha by overemphasizing the latter as “real” artists.

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  84. Or he’s laundering money. Which is easy to do with art, because it’s worth whatever you say it’s worth.

    How does the money laundering part work? I always hear about this stuff and sometimes I can figure out the angle, but usually I can’t. I assume it’s sorta like using a private, high stakes poker game? I.e., “it wasn’t a payoff, I totally didn’t mean to lose all 10 hands to the guy.”

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    In the poker analogy, you would be getting around laws governing the transfer of money, be it bribery, kickbacks, campaign finance or tax-related, or what have you.

    Money laundering is turning ill-gotten gains into legitimate assets, concealing the source of illicit gain, or simply hiding wealth, according to some definitions.

    There are plentiful articles about financial trickery and money laundering in the art world online.

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  85. @Neoconned
    Ahnold is still pissy w his wife because she found out he was doodling the maid....

    Ahnold is still pissy w his wife because she found out he was doodling the maid….

    Ahnold doodled the maid so much that she had a kid. She wasn’t even real good looking either.

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  86. The point with Arnie’s touch-up is that whoever commissioned it cheaped out. Forgers can make nearly perfect copies of masterworks – they could find a guy to match the paint in Arnie’s portrait. Or to touch it up until it looks right.

    Seeing the Obama portrait juxtaposed against the other Presidential portraits was shocking and made me think of the obvious deterioration of tradition.

    Like the row of dragon skeletons in Game of Thrones; they start out fearsome, gargantuan creatures, gradually diminishing in size until the last are the size of small dogs. That imagery would definitely work for a gallery of American presidential portraits, ending in Idiocracy-esque stick figures. ‘Course with the wigs, some would say it came about full circle.

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  87. @guest
    I find "illustrator" to be meaningless as normally used, beyond signifying actual illustration. But that doesn't tell you anything about quality.

    guest, one of my favorite artists was Andrew Wyeth’s father, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “Treasure Island.” I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.

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    @81 Buffalo Joe: "N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “Treasure Island.” I am proud to own a first edition copy of both."

    Oh I am ENVIOUS and COVETOUS!!!! I have a fairly good condition 1945 edition (first was 1939) of "The Yearling" illustrated by N.C. Wyeth - picked it up at a State Dept. book sale for a song.

    , @Ivy
    Joe,
    Reading about your books reminds me of how young (and not so young) kids would curl up with those great works and transport themselves to a distant place and time! The illustrations add to the experience and help provide some more access to aspects of the stories.
    , @guest
    I like Wyeth and Pyle. I'm partial to Maxfield Parrish and Rockwell, or going back a ways Flaxman.

    These lowly illustrators have kicked the hell out of the artistes of Higher Nonsense over the last century+. Including Masters of T&A like Evgren and Vargas.
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  88. @Reg Cæsar
    Ron Bacardi Don Bachardy? You sure it wasn't Art Clokey?


    http://www.gumbyworld.com/wp-content/themes/duotive-three/images/home-large-gumby.png

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f5966489970b-pi

    Ron Bachardy…Ron Bachardy…wasn’t he Christopher Isherwood’s boy-toy?

    [we're Googling, we're Googling]…yup!

    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn’t available.

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    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn’t available
     
    The curator of the art museum on Bob the Builder is one "David Mockney".

    https://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mMOfW6gQKCWqSHPjMOJU0_w.jpg

    , @guest
    Hockney is a hack-ney. The man can't draw worth a fart.

    How low must we set the bar for visual flair?
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  89. @Buffalo Joe
    guest, one of my favorite artists was Andrew Wyeth's father, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as "Last of the Mohicans" and "Treasure Island." I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.

    @81 Buffalo Joe: “N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “Treasure Island.” I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.”

    Oh I am ENVIOUS and COVETOUS!!!! I have a fairly good condition 1945 edition (first was 1939) of “The Yearling” illustrated by N.C. Wyeth – picked it up at a State Dept. book sale for a song.

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    3g4me, This is my second copy of "Last of the Mohicans." My first copy, was a mint condition, first edition that I scored at a charity table sale. I paid all of $2 for it. My wife returned the favor to some one by selling it at our church rummage sale, for twenty five cents. I stayed married to her, for the kids, you know.
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  90. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Legally speaking, Arnold and Maria are still married. He's been dragging his feet on finalizing the divorce. She filed six yrs ago but he refuses to finalize it. So the lapel with her being scrubbed from it is really strange.

    Legally speaking, Arnold and Maria are still married

    And that’s just Sacramento. You can imagine what the Vatican has to say about it. Though Father Fragomeni, who “officiated” at their wedding, will likely be much easier on them.

    https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2011/05/how-catholic-was-schwarzeneggers-marriage

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  91. @Vinteuil
    Ron Bachardy...Ron Bachardy...wasn't he Christopher Isherwood's boy-toy?

    [we're Googling, we're Googling]...yup!

    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn't available.

    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn’t available

    The curator of the art museum on Bob the Builder is one “David Mockney”.

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  92. @Neoconned
    Once upon a time before I found out I'd be 200k in debt coming out of law school I wanted to be an attorney.

    During my AP Government class in high school I read about John Marshall and judicial review and the ACLU.

    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.

    If they're flipped then the idea of a two party democracy with rule of law is dead

    And that would mean it's pure animal kingdom now....

    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.

    I am old enough to remember the ACLU defending the right of George Lincoln Rockwell and his Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois.

    That was, of course, before they, like feminism, the MSM, the Sierra Club, etc., decided to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party,

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    (GLR was murdered eleven years before the Skokie thing)
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  93. OT
    My childhood baseball idol from Dominican Republic turned out to be a white cowboy’: Social media stunned as Sammy Sosa reveals photo from his wife’s Western- themed birthday party

    Former Chicago Cubs baseball star Sammy Sosa, 49, was photographed with a red cowboy hat and a floral shirt at his wife’s birthday party
    Sosa’s been sporting an ever-lighter complexion since shortly after his 2008 retirement from baseball, confusing some fans
    Sosa, who played nearly two decades in Major League Baseball, had a stellar career, but remains outside of baseball’s Hall of Fame due to a steroid scandal

    —UK Daily Mail https://tinyurl.com/ybsxnx6j

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  94. @Buffalo Joe
    guest, one of my favorite artists was Andrew Wyeth's father, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as "Last of the Mohicans" and "Treasure Island." I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.

    Joe,
    Reading about your books reminds me of how young (and not so young) kids would curl up with those great works and transport themselves to a distant place and time! The illustrations add to the experience and help provide some more access to aspects of the stories.

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    Ivy, you are spot on. I was "Jim" as I read "Treasure Island" and "Robinson Crusoe" as I read that classic. Today kids can move their animated heroes as they play their video games.
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  95. You’d think the California Republic, that epicenter of progressive thinking, would be commissioning gubernatorial holograms by now.

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  96. @Anonymous
    What is with the maxi-size of Aaaahnold's painting? Crazy for a torso shot.

    But the cheesy photo realistic art is perfect for Califoonya.

    The idiocracy is upon us. Cheeseball kitsch from, say, some old Soviet satellite like Uzbekistan is now the future in the USA.

    They should have copied Mapplethorpe’s photo of Arnold flexing and painted on a fig leaf.

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  97. @Svigor

    Or he’s laundering money. Which is easy to do with art, because it’s worth whatever you say it’s worth.
     
    How does the money laundering part work? I always hear about this stuff and sometimes I can figure out the angle, but usually I can't. I assume it's sorta like using a private, high stakes poker game? I.e., "it wasn't a payoff, I totally didn't mean to lose all 10 hands to the guy."

    In the poker analogy, you would be getting around laws governing the transfer of money, be it bribery, kickbacks, campaign finance or tax-related, or what have you.

    Money laundering is turning ill-gotten gains into legitimate assets, concealing the source of illicit gain, or simply hiding wealth, according to some definitions.

    There are plentiful articles about financial trickery and money laundering in the art world online.

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  98. @Vinteuil
    Ron Bachardy...Ron Bachardy...wasn't he Christopher Isherwood's boy-toy?

    [we're Googling, we're Googling]...yup!

    I guess David Hockney, who actually has some visual flair (albeit little in the way of technique) wasn't available.

    Hockney is a hack-ney. The man can’t draw worth a fart.

    How low must we set the bar for visual flair?

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    Agreed, Hockney is no draughtsman. To his credit, he admits as much, himself.

    But his production of Turandot at the Chicago Lyric Opera, lo these many years ago, was really striking.
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  99. @Buffalo Joe
    guest, one of my favorite artists was Andrew Wyeth's father, N.C. Wyeth. N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as "Last of the Mohicans" and "Treasure Island." I am proud to own a first edition copy of both.

    I like Wyeth and Pyle. I’m partial to Maxfield Parrish and Rockwell, or going back a ways Flaxman.

    These lowly illustrators have kicked the hell out of the artistes of Higher Nonsense over the last century+. Including Masters of T&A like Evgren and Vargas.

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    These lowly illustrators have kicked the hell out of the artistes of Higher Nonsense over the last century...
     
    Definitely!

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/rf/image_585w/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/1_Connoisseur_NRockwell(3).jpg
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  100. @gunner29
    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6'4" and 200+ pounds; the Latina's tend to be midgets like Jebs wife.....maybe sit down during the entire interview?

    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown.

    Those aren’t the rumors I’ve heard about ex-seminarian Brown, but on the other hand he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.

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    “he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.”

    Low bar to meet though.....
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  101. Really, can anyone blame Ahnuld for scraping Maria’s face off of his lapel? That anorexic look of hers is just depressing and maybe he realized that once he wasn’t under her spell any longer.

    Anyway, Ahnuld didn’t burn the painting. That would have been extreme.

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  102. @Flip

    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown.
     
    Those aren't the rumors I've heard about ex-seminarian Brown, but on the other hand he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.

    “he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.”

    Low bar to meet though…..

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    Yes. I sort of liked him when he ran for president in 1976. I remember him coming out for a balanced budget amendment.

    I read that he's trying to cut government workers' pensions. Too bad we can't do that in Illinois (yet).
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  103. @Jim Don Bob

    The ACLU used to find it a point if pride to represent the KKK in court.
     
    I am old enough to remember the ACLU defending the right of George Lincoln Rockwell and his Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois.

    That was, of course, before they, like feminism, the MSM, the Sierra Club, etc., decided to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party,

    (GLR was murdered eleven years before the Skokie thing)

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  104. @guest
    I like Wyeth and Pyle. I'm partial to Maxfield Parrish and Rockwell, or going back a ways Flaxman.

    These lowly illustrators have kicked the hell out of the artistes of Higher Nonsense over the last century+. Including Masters of T&A like Evgren and Vargas.

    These lowly illustrators have kicked the hell out of the artistes of Higher Nonsense over the last century…

    Definitely!

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  105. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @gunner29
    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6'4" and 200+ pounds; the Latina's tend to be midgets like Jebs wife.....maybe sit down during the entire interview?

    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6’4″ and 200+ pounds; the Latina’s tend to be midgets like Jebs wife…..maybe sit down during the entire interview?

    Jerry Brown’s claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt, a light mestiza. Her body wasn’t anything to write home about, and her face was “not unattractive” at best (she was between Stevie Nicks and, say, Nicolette Sheridan facewise in her heyday: she got pretty fat by about 50) but she was probably the best singer in her fame cohort of females. (She often recorded with Dolly Parton, who is stronger as a songwriter than a singer, and the also superb Emmylou Harris.)

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    @105 Anonymous: "Jerry Brown’s claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt, a light mestiza. Her body wasn’t anything to write home about, and her face was “not unattractive” at best (she was between Stevie Nicks and, say, Nicolette Sheridan facewise in her heyday: she got pretty fat by about 50)"

    I used to have her first album from 1969, "Hand-Sown, Home Grown." Here's a picture from that LP cover - individual tastes vary, but she didn't look bad when young - like most of us - age changes things.

    https://s.hdnux.com/photos/23/61/37/5183435/3/628x471.jpg
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  106. Jerry Brown’s claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt

    The governor of Nebraska (!) was more impressive… he got Debra Winger.

    but she was probably the best singer in her fame cohort of females

    But a very distant second to Nacio Herb Brown for German-Mexican-American musical talents. And she really didn’t sing, it was more like yelling. Cher, with a better voice.

    Nicolette Sheridan

    Now, Nicolette Larson, she could sing! She was from Kansas City, too. Something about that Missouri River…

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    I meant to say Larson, my error.

    Ronstadt, unlike Cher, really was about at the top of the food chain as far as genuinely popular female pop singers went. She had a level of power and range and expressiveness that no one else moving much product then had.

    She was cute when young, yes. Thin, boyish body, more so than, say, Debbie Harry. Harry also put on weight in her solo years, but she never got really fat like Linda did. And she’s still working it.

    Ronstadt’s career was certainly helped by Jann Wenner’s having a thing for her and giving her numerous covers and positive, even fawning coverage in Rolling Stone. She would have been successful anyway, but in those days, the magazine had near-papal powers with other popular opinion-makers, and one’s place in the rock pantheon still has a lot to do with how one was rated by Werner.

    As most of you know,Ronstadt is now sadly unable to sing due to serious illness. I detested her politics, but I always liked her music.
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  107. Speaking of Shrivers, yesterday was Shrove Tuesday. I hope everyone has properly shriven.

    (It was also the Ides. We Cæsars are always cognizant of that.)

    When St Valentine’s Day coincides with Ash Wednesday, in non-leap years, then Easter will fall on April Fools’ Day. That’s like a cosmic pun of sorts.

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  108. @3g4me
    @81 Buffalo Joe: "N.C. was one of the best known illustrators of classic stories such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “Treasure Island.” I am proud to own a first edition copy of both."

    Oh I am ENVIOUS and COVETOUS!!!! I have a fairly good condition 1945 edition (first was 1939) of "The Yearling" illustrated by N.C. Wyeth - picked it up at a State Dept. book sale for a song.

    3g4me, This is my second copy of “Last of the Mohicans.” My first copy, was a mint condition, first edition that I scored at a charity table sale. I paid all of $2 for it. My wife returned the favor to some one by selling it at our church rummage sale, for twenty five cents. I stayed married to her, for the kids, you know.

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  109. @Ivy
    Joe,
    Reading about your books reminds me of how young (and not so young) kids would curl up with those great works and transport themselves to a distant place and time! The illustrations add to the experience and help provide some more access to aspects of the stories.

    Ivy, you are spot on. I was “Jim” as I read “Treasure Island” and “Robinson Crusoe” as I read that classic. Today kids can move their animated heroes as they play their video games.

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  110. “she got pretty fat by about 50″

    To be fair, every single woman who ever lived was past her expiration date by 50.

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    Yep. That's why women used to try to lock down a decent man in their early 20s.
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  111. @Corn
    “he is fairly reasonable for a Democrat these days.”

    Low bar to meet though.....

    Yes. I sort of liked him when he ran for president in 1976. I remember him coming out for a balanced budget amendment.

    I read that he’s trying to cut government workers’ pensions. Too bad we can’t do that in Illinois (yet).

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  112. @Anonymous
    "she got pretty fat by about 50"

    To be fair, every single woman who ever lived was past her expiration date by 50.

    Yep. That’s why women used to try to lock down a decent man in their early 20s.

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  113. @Anonymous

    Steve, if you had makeup and clothing to make you look like an attractive Latina, you would of got a better reception from Brown. Except for your 6’4″ and 200+ pounds; the Latina’s tend to be midgets like Jebs wife…..maybe sit down during the entire interview?
     
    Jerry Brown's claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt, a light mestiza. Her body wasn't anything to write home about, and her face was "not unattractive" at best (she was between Stevie Nicks and, say, Nicolette Sheridan facewise in her heyday: she got pretty fat by about 50) but she was probably the best singer in her fame cohort of females. (She often recorded with Dolly Parton, who is stronger as a songwriter than a singer, and the also superb Emmylou Harris.)

    @105 Anonymous: “Jerry Brown’s claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt, a light mestiza. Her body wasn’t anything to write home about, and her face was “not unattractive” at best (she was between Stevie Nicks and, say, Nicolette Sheridan facewise in her heyday: she got pretty fat by about 50)”

    I used to have her first album from 1969, “Hand-Sown, Home Grown.” Here’s a picture from that LP cover – individual tastes vary, but she didn’t look bad when young – like most of us – age changes things.

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  114. @guest
    Why does everyone always bring that up about Picasso? (If not to lament "what might have been.") I think we both know why he's famous, and it ain't for classically-trained realism.

    "Bloomed" isn't the word, by the way. Wilted, more like.

    I wonder how much Picasso’s 1935 to death works will be worth 150 years from now.

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  115. @Buffalo Joe
    Alarmist, Actually, Picasso was a classically trained painter who did some realist portraits before he bloomed as an abstractionist. Google some of his early work.

    Just bought a reproduction of Picasso’s Caballos for a birthday present.

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  116. @Jim Don Bob
    Like this? http://filmpopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Conan-the-Barbarian-Arnold-Schwarzenegger.jpg

    Why I’m only attracted to skinny men ew gross.

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    I like slim women.
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  117. @guest
    Hockney is a hack-ney. The man can't draw worth a fart.

    How low must we set the bar for visual flair?

    Agreed, Hockney is no draughtsman. To his credit, he admits as much, himself.

    But his production of Turandot at the Chicago Lyric Opera, lo these many years ago, was really striking.

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  118. @fnn

    If Spencer really cannot get an attorney, something has changed in American society. Is the fear of being associated with Spencer so great? Would something like that destroy a career? Will Harvey Weinstein be able to find an attorney, or has it not gone that far yet?
     
    Not entirely unrelatedly, I'm starting to think that the Comintern may have ordered Huey Long's 1935 assassination. Long was seen at the time as the only serious electoral threat to FDR in 1936. Everyone here knows FDR's administration was loaded with Communists and fellow-travelers. The year 1935 saw the birth of the Comintern's anti-fascist Popular Front strategy in reaction to Hitler's consolidation of power. Many leftists in the US saw Long as a Hitler-like figure.

    His assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss (BTW, a very Jewish-looking Catholic), did his medical training in Vienna in the late 1920s. I think there were a lot of Reds in Vienna at that time,and certainly a lot of Soviet spies. One can only imagine how pro-Soviet the intellectual millieu of the educated young in Vienna must have been at that time. Weiss returned to Louisiana in 1932 and threw his life away to kill Long only three years later. No one has ever come up with a plausible motive for this young, successful. happily married physician with a very young child to suddenly become an assassin.

    And there's this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_Young_(journalist)

    Marguerite Young (1907[1] or 1909? – 1995?[2]) was an early 20th-Century female American journalist, best known for her Communist Party affiliation, specifically as the Washington bureau chief of the Daily Worker who facilitated the introduction between Soviet spy Hede Massing and American recruit Noel Field. She also knew Alger Hiss (who had also tried to recruit Field). After two years with that newspaper, the CPUSA secretary general and newspaper's editor fired her. During World War II and at least to 1950, she worked for the New York Herald-Tribune...As a Louisiana native, she made particular note of the assassination of the state’s U.S. Senator Huey Long: she was personally acquainted with his assassin, Dr. Carl Weiss.
     
    That admission was made in her memoirs, published in 1993. According to wikipedia, she would have been 84 or 86 at that time. Oddly, her date of death is unknown-so they might even have been published posthumously. The memoirs end at the time of the Hiss-Chambers trial and the wiki bio recounts nothing of her life after that event. She might have left the US during the McCarthy Era (like many did) and then died in a Soviet Bloc country or somewhere else outside the US.

    That makes a lot of sense and is totally in accord with everything I know about the CPUSA and the Comintern.

    Long was a real populist unlike FDR and his aristocratic commie intellectual milieu. And there were no Jews around him. It’s a wonder FDRs commies allowed Truman instead of commie stooge Henry Wallace as FDRs 4th VP.

    The revolt against FDR’s choice of commie stooge Wallace as 4th VP happened because the democrat party’s prole/peasant base of northern labor unions and souther KKK sharecroppers prevailed against FDR’s Jews , aristocrats and commies.

    Had the proles and peasants not prevailed, Henry Wallace the communist stooge would have become president when FDR died.

    But the aristocrats Jews and commies just laid low for 15 years, started their program again and won antway

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  119. @Alden
    Why I’m only attracted to skinny men ew gross.

    I like slim women.

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  120. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT, old news:


    NIGR becomes Gen-Fed
    ...The Board of Trustees of the National Institute on Genealogical Research has announced that the institute’s name was changed to the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed)

     

    Up next: National Invertebrate Genetic Resources

    Hilarious!

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  121. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Jerry Brown’s claim to fame in Flyover America was that he was nailing Linda Ronstadt
     
    The governor of Nebraska (!) was more impressive... he got Debra Winger.

    but she was probably the best singer in her fame cohort of females

     

    But a very distant second to Nacio Herb Brown for German-Mexican-American musical talents. And she really didn't sing, it was more like yelling. Cher, with a better voice.

    Nicolette Sheridan
     
    Now, Nicolette Larson, she could sing! She was from Kansas City, too. Something about that Missouri River...

    I meant to say Larson, my error.

    Ronstadt, unlike Cher, really was about at the top of the food chain as far as genuinely popular female pop singers went. She had a level of power and range and expressiveness that no one else moving much product then had.

    She was cute when young, yes. Thin, boyish body, more so than, say, Debbie Harry. Harry also put on weight in her solo years, but she never got really fat like Linda did. And she’s still working it.

    Ronstadt’s career was certainly helped by Jann Wenner’s having a thing for her and giving her numerous covers and positive, even fawning coverage in Rolling Stone. She would have been successful anyway, but in those days, the magazine had near-papal powers with other popular opinion-makers, and one’s place in the rock pantheon still has a lot to do with how one was rated by Werner.

    As most of you know,Ronstadt is now sadly unable to sing due to serious illness. I detested her politics, but I always liked her music.

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