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(Buzzfeed)   You remember that Anti-Obama painter? Well, he's at it again, and here is his latest masterpiece   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2012-06-23 04:05:22 PM  
What's GWB doing with all those evil Demokrats? And I think JFK's getting ready to poke the protagonist in the ass.
 
2012-06-23 04:08:48 PM  
Which founding father is that supposed to be praying? Bill Murray?
 
2012-06-23 04:12:18 PM  
Looks like FDR finally dropped that "polio" thing. Stupid lib malingerer
 
2012-06-23 04:14:03 PM  
I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch
 
2012-06-23 04:15:57 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


not racist.
Just moronic.
 
2012-06-23 04:19:20 PM  

SilentStrider: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

not racist.
Just moronic.


I would have said childish, but whatever.
 
2012-06-23 04:19:57 PM  
How dare he use Hoban Washburn like that.
 
2012-06-23 04:21:41 PM  
Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?
 
2012-06-23 04:23:48 PM  
WE GET IT.

HE'S BLACK!
 
2012-06-23 04:25:01 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


Obama looking fearful with his hands up in a defensive posture, like a slave about to be beaten for disobeying his master, all but cowering from a proud white man with "Aryan" features is a pretty obvious narrative this racist artist is conveying here. Sheesh, open your eyes.
 
2012-06-23 04:26:14 PM  

DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington?


I think it's F. Murray Abraham.
 
2012-06-23 04:26:21 PM  
Look what I bought! And they gave me change!
 
2012-06-23 04:27:22 PM  

poonesfarm: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington?

I think it's F. Murray Abraham.


www.corporate-aliens.com

I absolve you.
 
2012-06-23 04:27:31 PM  
I wonder if it's available on velvet?
 
2012-06-23 04:28:19 PM  

St_Francis_P: I wonder if it's available on velvet?


If it were socially acceptable, I would drape myself in velvet.
 
2012-06-23 04:30:44 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


Not racist.

Lame. Weird. But not racist.
 
2012-06-23 04:34:31 PM  

DamnYankees: If it were socially acceptable, I would drape myself in velvet.


They make recliners with a fridge in the side, just to complete the dream!
 
2012-06-23 04:47:07 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


nah, not racist - just propaganda.
 
2012-06-23 04:47:38 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


No doubt a few idiots will, but not many. Probably fewer than insisted the witch-doctor Obama wasn't racist.
 
2012-06-23 04:50:08 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.
 
2012-06-23 04:51:04 PM  
John McNaughton, like Thomas Kinkade, but even more crass.
 
2012-06-23 04:52:31 PM  
Nothing will top his One Nation Under Cthulhu

static.omglog.com
 
2012-06-23 04:53:44 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Nothing will top his One Nation Under Cthulhu

[static.omglog.com image 555x374]


Whoa. Now that's talent!
 
2012-06-23 04:56:25 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Nothing will top his One Nation Under Cthulhu


That's a classic. Someone with talent should do the rest of his work.
 
2012-06-23 04:57:40 PM  
This picture is an example that earnestness is the complete opposite of irony
 
2012-06-23 05:04:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-23 05:09:08 PM  

AzDownboy: This picture is an example that earnestness is the complete opposite of irony


Yes; he understands the importance of being earnest, but lacks any talent to express it.
 
2012-06-23 05:30:13 PM  
Is that like the Anit-Christ?
 
2012-06-23 05:40:32 PM  
He sold one of these to Sean Hannity for six figures? This man is a genius. This has inspired me to finish my magnum opus, "Obama taking a Dump on the Magna Carta".
 
2012-06-23 05:46:09 PM  

Mentat: He sold one of these to Sean Hannity for six figures? This man is a genius. This has inspired me to finish my magnum opus, "Obama taking a Dump on the Magna Carta".


I have $53.40 that I can give you for it.
 
2012-06-23 05:53:15 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


For your convenience, I have put the appropriate rebuttal below.

Dr. Mojo PhD: I love how lunatic conservatives operate.

First, have registered (or better yet, ELECTED) Republicans send out crap like this:
i.imgur.com
(Watermelons on the White House lawn, sent by Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose, in March 2009, a scant two months after Obama was inaugurated -- I'm sure they were just criticizing 3.5 years of bad policy decisions, though)

And this:
i.imgur.com
(Obama Bucks, sent by Diane Fedele, the president of the Republican women's club in San Bernardino, in October 2008, a month before Obama was even elected -- I'm sure they were just criticizing 3.5 years of bad policy decisions, though)

Second, DON'T CALL OUT THESE RACIST ELEMENTS OF YOUR PARTY. Acknowledging they exist will foul the next few steps. You must pretend as if this never happened.

Third, allow liberals to rightly call this racist.

Fourth, criticize Obama on something not related to this. Then, to immediately shelter your statement from criticism, "predict" that liberals will call your criticism racist because they have a history of calling actual racism racist. Pretend that because a Republican sent out pictures of Obama as a lazy, watermelon-eating negro, this means liberals will view your argument in the same light. This automatically shelters you from criticism, instantly makes you the real victim, and turns you into Innocence Abused.

Instant win and totally not-transparent-at-all hug-bait that only works on people that exist in your echo chamber whose arguments are so fragile that not only can they not withstand critical examination, but you need to make yourself the victim to feel that any critical examination is unfair slurs against your character.

 
2012-06-23 05:53:37 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Mentat: He sold one of these to Sean Hannity for six figures? This man is a genius. This has inspired me to finish my magnum opus, "Obama taking a Dump on the Magna Carta".

I have $53.40 that I can give you for it.


SOLD
 
2012-06-23 05:55:24 PM  
I don't know why Obama looks so frightened. Boris Becker isn't even an American. Who cares if he holds a copy of the Constitution?
 
2012-06-23 05:56:00 PM  

FloydA: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.


Liberals might play the race card, which sometimes slanders innocent people, but conservatives just LOVE the racist card, which provides cover for ALL racists every time they use it.
 
2012-06-23 05:57:48 PM  

Mentat: He sold one of these to Sean Hannity for six figures? This man is a genius. This has inspired me to finish my magnum opus, "Obama taking a Dump on the Magna Carta".


If he's doing it only to separate rabid Obama-hating conservatives from their $$$, then yes, he is a genius. Consider the fact that a whole lotta stupid Teabaggers made Sarah Palin a millionaire by purchasing her ghostwritten books.

/occasional artist suddenly intrigued by the possibilities
 
2012-06-23 06:03:23 PM  

SilentStrider: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

not racist.
Just moronic.


So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations?

Well, good to know that is how you feel.
 
2012-06-23 06:03:36 PM  
Area Man Passionate Defender What He Imagines Constitution to Be
 
2012-06-23 06:05:30 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations


Is that what this painting implies? This guy is pretty good at fiction, then.
 
2012-06-23 06:06:19 PM  
Hmmm...verrry interesting.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-23 06:07:16 PM  
This guy just keeps on making the greatest paintings for my desktop.
Untill some guy photoshops it and makes it even greater.
 
2012-06-23 06:08:25 PM  

Babwa Wawa: What's GWB doing with all those evil Demokrats? And I think JFK's getting ready to poke the protagonist in the ass.


Because GWB was a Democrat, wasn't he? All I ever hear from the Fark Independents was that he wasn't a real Republican...
 
2012-06-23 06:08:36 PM  
Why is he holding Satan's Currency? Is he a slave to the Fed? Shouldn't he be depicted clutching a fist-full of reclaimed gold jewelry? OR, better yet, prying a gold grill from some race-neutral (because, he's not racist...) guy's mouth?

So disappoint.
 
Bf+
2012-06-23 06:12:03 PM  
cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist.

The painting isn't racist.
You, on the other hand, may be racist just for being so hypersensitive to being called racist.
You racist.
 
2012-06-23 06:14:00 PM  
tapping into a widespread libertarian distrust of Washington

yeah, well paintings aren't even in the Constitution
 
2012-06-23 06:16:02 PM  
Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.
 
2012-06-23 06:16:07 PM  
Sure must pay better than clowns with big sad eyes...
 
2012-06-23 06:16:36 PM  

DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?


All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.
 
2012-06-23 06:16:56 PM  
img254.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-23 06:17:08 PM  
Not as bad as I thought it would be. Guy is a pretty good painter. If he can make a few bucks from it then good for him.

\I'm still looking for a good Clinton painting for my apartment
 
2012-06-23 06:17:28 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: M-O-O-N, that spells Zerobama.


It sure does, Tom. It sure does.
 
2012-06-23 06:18:52 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't know why Obama looks so frightened. Boris Becker isn't even an American. Who cares if he holds a copy of the Constitution?


Is that Boris Becker?

/I thought it was Dennis Leary on three bottles of Nyquil.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:09 PM  

FloydA: You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.


To be fair, he made his cross so farking tall that when he nails himself to it every thread, he's barely getting enough oxygen.
 
2012-06-23 06:19:22 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations?


Why would Wall Street and socialist organization support the same dude?
 
2012-06-23 06:19:33 PM  
Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?
 
2012-06-23 06:20:40 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: tenpoundsofcheese: So you are okay with the policies of our government shredding the Constitution while 0bama raises millions from Wall Street and socialist organizations?

Why would Wall Street and socialist organization support the same dude?


Because Obama. Duh.
 
2012-06-23 06:20:49 PM  
Who gave him that big wad of cash?
 
2012-06-23 06:21:21 PM  
Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.
 
2012-06-23 06:21:38 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: shredding the Constitution



Reagan is President again?
 
2012-06-23 06:21:38 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: John McNaughton, like Thomas Kinkade, but even more crass.


And without all the brilliant talent.
 
2012-06-23 06:21:50 PM  
 
2012-06-23 06:22:08 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


I would just say massively partisan, and incredibly vapid and thoughtless.
 
2012-06-23 06:22:12 PM  
I'm not even sure what the picture is trying to convey. I guess that Obama is all "whoa, now hold up!", but it seems like a lot of mixed, muddled messages.
 
2012-06-23 06:22:41 PM  

fusillade762: Who gave him that big wad of cash?


Billionaire Republicans? Citizens United ruling?
 
2012-06-23 06:24:12 PM  

poonesfarm: Which founding father is that supposed to be praying? Bill Murray?


I thought it was Joe Biden.
 
2012-06-23 06:24:21 PM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 640x420]


The doll's eyes are a nice touch.
 
2012-06-23 06:24:48 PM  
fusillade762: Who gave him that big wad of cash?

he earned it by selling his bootstraps
 
2012-06-23 06:25:19 PM  
I like how you have to have a huge wad of $$$ to be empowered.
 
2012-06-23 06:25:25 PM  
Both paintings feature the same "everyman" character, who in McNaughton's telling, has chosen to break off the chains of an oppressive federal government.

Ah yes, a white blonde guy with tons of money. It's the spitting image of the everyman of 21st century America.
 
2012-06-23 06:26:50 PM  

AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?


He's on Antiques Roadshow?
 
2012-06-23 06:27:35 PM  
The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him
 
2012-06-23 06:28:11 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


He might make realistic impressions of the people and things he's trying to depict in his painting, but that doesn't make him an artist. His work isn't challenging, it is, as you said, political tripe. And political tripe can never be art, as art can never be political tripe. Art can maybe, MAYBE, make a political statement, but it has to do so with some subtlety, and preferably in a way that challenges pre-conceived notions. This garbage only serves to reinforce pre-conceived notions.
 
2012-06-23 06:29:30 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


Well, part of being an artist is coming up with subject matter. I'd say he's a rather decent "painter". His subject matter is trite and populist. It's essentially what Thomas Kinkade would have been doing if he'd gone into figural painting.
 
2012-06-23 06:29:50 PM  
Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.
 
2012-06-23 06:30:22 PM  

Zeno-25: Both paintings feature the same "everyman" character, who in McNaughton's telling, has chosen to break off the chains of an oppressive federal government.

Ah yes, a white blonde guy with tons of money. It's the spitting image of the everyman of 21st century America.


Yeah, I noticed that. It's the same white guy who was sitting on the bench in despair as Obama haughtily stepped on the Constitution in the last painting. I want to see the painting between those two, where the guy smacked down Obama in a street fight to get the Constitution from him, and claimed his prize cash from the founding fathers, who had a large betting pool going.
 
2012-06-23 06:30:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Looks like FDR finally dropped that "polio" thing. Stupid lib malingerer


Like a typical Democrat he was just faking it so he could collect government benefits.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:17 PM  
What I see in this man painting is a white man who wants to throw off the yoke of
government suppression so that he in turn can do even more to suppress the minorities
who are the cause of his irrational fears.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:20 PM  

DamnYankees: poonesfarm: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington?

I think it's F. Murray Abraham.

[www.corporate-aliens.com image 400x300]

I absolve you.


static.thehollywoodgossip.com


Very timely
 
2012-06-23 06:31:24 PM  
I'm guessing this guy's most lucrative medium will be commemorative plates.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:41 PM  
I interpret the expressions of the former presidents on the left as patronizing and sarcastic.

Also, Obama has huge hands, which may be an unintended compliment.
 
2012-06-23 06:31:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?


I think it is supposed to be Jefferson?
 
2012-06-23 06:32:24 PM  
Even though you don't agree with the sentiment the guy has serious artistic talent.
 
2012-06-23 06:32:26 PM  

Babwa Wawa: What's GWB doing with all those evil Demokrats?


He's the token Repub so the artist can at least make some pretense of objectivity.
 
2012-06-23 06:32:48 PM  

Gwendolyn: I think it is supposed to be Jefferson?


So not only a bad artist - but bad at history too?
 
2012-06-23 06:34:28 PM  
That guy looks like Lucifer from Supernatural:

i140.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 06:35:17 PM  

Action Seal: I interpret the expressions of the former presidents on the left as patronizing and sarcastic.

Also, Obama has huge hands, which may be an unintended compliment.


Or a fervent wish on the artist's part.
 
2012-06-23 06:35:21 PM  
Kneeling Guy is obviously Jor-El
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 06:35:35 PM  

RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.


Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it
 
2012-06-23 06:35:52 PM  

AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?


Because only wealthy people are the *real* Americans.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:32 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


I'll be surprised if my f-i-l hasn't replaced the Kinkade over his couch with one of these when we visit at Christmas.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:41 PM  

dr_blasto: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

Not racist.

Lame. Weird. But not racist.


I bet he's crying all the way to the bank.
 
2012-06-23 06:36:41 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


More like, "the product of Kinkade's one-night-stand with Michelle Bachmann."
 
2012-06-23 06:36:46 PM  
So the empowered man has a wad of cash because of trickle down economics, bailouts for business, tax breaks for corporations and beating back the godless Hun Socialist? And he just bought the Constitution and has change left over? Or is he trying to flip the Constitution like an old house and sell it back to the corporations?

I'm confused.
 
2012-06-23 06:37:24 PM  
Ronald Reagan
40th President, 1981-1989
National Debt: $2,857,430,960,187.32 trillion


So the debt under Reagan was $2,857,430,960,187,320,000,000,000,000?
 
2012-06-23 06:38:26 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


Well, I don't much care for the painting, but I suppose it would look better above Granny's cooch than those saggy old tittays.
 
2012-06-23 06:40:09 PM  
The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.
 
2012-06-23 06:41:26 PM  
I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.
 
2012-06-23 06:42:11 PM  

poonesfarm: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

Obama looking fearful with his hands up in a defensive posture, like a slave about to be beaten for disobeying his master, all but cowering from a proud white man with "Aryan" features is a pretty obvious narrative this racist artist is conveying here. Sheesh, open your eyes.


And the second painting, with Obama gloating over all the chained white folks, panders to the deepest fear of racists.
 
2012-06-23 06:42:48 PM  

balthan: The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.


Ooo Madison then. I like how the description goes on to talk about Madison's unhappiness like he's able to express it from the grave.
 
2012-06-23 06:43:21 PM  
What's his fark name?
 
2012-06-23 06:43:38 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: So the empowered man has a wad of cash because of trickle down economics, bailouts for business, tax breaks for corporations and beating back the godless Hun Socialist? And he just bought the Constitution and has change left over? Or is he trying to flip the Constitution like an old house and sell it back to the corporations?

I'm confused.


The man is a Real AmericanTM, so it's good when he has money. However, in one of the artist's other paintings, there is a lawyer who is portrayed as evil for holding a stack of cash. But of course, that lawyer must not have been a Real AmericanTM, and thus would be seen as undeserving of the money he is able to earn through his own efforts...for some reason...?
 
2012-06-23 06:43:45 PM  

Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.

www.afrojacks.com
 
2012-06-23 06:45:01 PM  
Not racist?

Apart from the fact that the only black or brown people in the picture are Obama And The Evil Plutocrats?
 
2012-06-23 06:45:15 PM  

evoke: Even though you don't agree with the sentiment the guy has serious artistic talent.


His technical skills are quite good, but his story telling somehow manages to be both heavy handed and unclear at the same time.

You never needed liner notes to know what was going on in a Norman Rockwell painting.
 
2012-06-23 06:46:16 PM  

Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.


The artist's site says it's a bible. And that the wad of cash is made of bills he picked up off the ground.

It also describes him as representing "every man, woman, and child of every color and creed who is an American".
 
2012-06-23 06:46:59 PM  

Zeno-25: [creepy bush jumpstarting armageddon picture.jpg]


Why are the soldiers, er, pardon me...Holy American Christian Warriors, wearing knee pads? Planning on giving ole' W a hummer after kicking Hadji's ass?
 
2012-06-23 06:47:27 PM  

Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.

The Empowered Man

He represents every man, woman and child of every color and creed who is an American. Like you and me, he hopes for a better life, to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity. But now, because of unconstitutional acts imposed upon the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disaster. What will his opportunities be in the future? Will he ever have a chance to realize the American Dream?

Yes! He has got off his bench, ripped the Constitution out from under the feet of Obama and holds it up to the world. He is empowered to save our nation.

How? He understands the Constitution and liberties and laws therein. He also carries a Bible in his right coat pocket. He knows from where his true empowerment comes.

 
2012-06-23 06:48:01 PM  

apoptotic: It also describes him as representing "every man, woman, and child of every color and creed who is an American".


But in a strange freak coincidence, he's a white male.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Also, is he meant to represent gay people? Or are they still unworthy of equality?
 
2012-06-23 06:48:23 PM  
Needs more crying bald eagle...maybe some 3 wolves thrown in for full effect.
 
2012-06-23 06:52:36 PM  

apoptotic: It also describes him as representing "every man, woman, and child of every color and creed who is an American".


Pure coincidence he's depicted as a white Christian male.
 
2012-06-23 06:53:51 PM  
Sorry, but nothing will top the original masterpiece of Jesus giving the Constitution to America. The thing about that that still makes it a favorite is the biologist with Satan at his back.
 
2012-06-23 06:56:22 PM  

Sid_6.7: apoptotic: It also describes him as representing "every man, woman, and child of every color and creed who is an American".

But in a strange freak coincidence, he's a white male.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Also, is he meant to represent gay people? Or are they still unworthy of equality?


Good question. Gay isn't a color, and I don't know if he'd consider homosexuality a creed. Maybe it would depend on whether they're carrying a bible in their right coat pocket. Obviously that means non-Christians can never be empowered, but I'm sure he'd see that as a feature, not a bug.
 
2012-06-23 06:57:29 PM  
Do we have freedom when half the country pays taxes to support the other half?

I know it's just a talking point but lord that one trolls me proper every time. I guess children, retirees, housewives and the disabled need to start paying taxes and so this chump can skimp on his share.
 
2012-06-23 06:57:33 PM  
Whar's his tactical holster? Whar?
 
2012-06-23 06:59:25 PM  
So, he seems pretty direct in his criticism of GWB - does anyone have any links to his paintings from when GWB was President?
 
2012-06-23 07:00:00 PM  
The Empowered Man has picked up the trashed documents that represented our Bill of Rights and placed them on the bench. No longer will they blow around on the ground like useless paper.

cdn.caughtoffside.com
 
2012-06-23 07:00:20 PM  

trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.


I initially read this as "above Granny's cooch".

Good place for it.
 
2012-06-23 07:01:00 PM  

gingerjet: The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him



Sure... now that he's got money.

You chicks are all alike.
 
2012-06-23 07:02:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.

The Empowered Man

He represents every man, woman and child of every color and creed who is an American. Like you and me, he hopes for a better life, to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity. But now, because of unconstitutional acts imposed upon the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disaster. What will his opportunities be in the future? Will he ever have a chance to realize the American Dream?

Yes! He has got off his bench, ripped the Constitution out from under the feet of Obama and holds it up to the world. He is empowered to save our nation.

How? He understands the Constitution and liberties and laws therein. He also carries a Bible in his right coat pocket. He knows from where his true empowerment comes.


So he hides the True Power in his pocket while he holds up false idols in both hands? Where's your Christian principles, McNaughton?

/soniamdisappoint.jpg
 
2012-06-23 07:02:09 PM  

apoptotic: AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?

He's on Antiques Roadshow?


I LOL'd.
 
2012-06-23 07:03:13 PM  
Looks ridiculous and I am amazed there are enough stupid people willing to buy this to drive the price to 5 figures.
 
2012-06-23 07:03:24 PM  
His form's ok.. terrible perspective though

/post shop ergo plop
 
2012-06-23 07:03:41 PM  
george bush sr said the constitution was just "a goddam piece of paper".
he was of course a member of the commucrat party.
 
2012-06-23 07:04:48 PM  
Nothing says EMPOWERED MAN like modeling yourself after 18th century beliefs and lifestyles.
 
2012-06-23 07:05:26 PM  

technicolor-misfit: gingerjet: The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him


Sure... now that he's got money.

You chicks are all alike.


/gay
 
2012-06-23 07:07:29 PM  

Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.


i601.photobucket.com

You're welcome
 
2012-06-23 07:07:40 PM  
Total Fascist, Nazi playbook in this "painting".
 
2012-06-23 07:08:37 PM  

Snapper Carr: maybe some 3 wolves thrown in for full effect.


Quick and Dirty:

i140.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 07:08:47 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

[i601.photobucket.com image 528x424]

You're welcome


fark. I'm drinking juice in front of my computer. That was a very dangerous thing to post.
 
2012-06-23 07:10:01 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


I keep saying that this blind hatred of Obama isn't because he's black. It's because he's a Democrat.

And as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and dozens (if not hundreds) of Republicans have already figured out, blind hatred Democrats is very VERY good for the bankbook.
 
2012-06-23 07:10:30 PM  
Oh, and a bit off-topic but I've been wanting to say this for a while..

I'd bet my left one that the your founding fathers would hate the current Republican agitprop with the intensity of a thousand suns.
They were mostly Deists after all.

/feel better now :)
 
2012-06-23 07:11:38 PM  

bulldg4life: Looks ridiculous and I am amazed there are enough stupid people willing to buy this to drive the price to 5 figures.


Because he paints The Truth; the raw truth you can usually only get at Free Republic, or in chain emails.
 
2012-06-23 07:11:49 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

You're welcome


When I first looked, it seemed like the Prez was about to catch a brewski from someone "offscreen".
 
2012-06-23 07:12:43 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

[i601.photobucket.com image 528x424]

You're welcome


You, sir or madam, owe me a new keyboard.
 
2012-06-23 07:13:35 PM  

Sid_6.7: Snapper Carr: maybe some 3 wolves thrown in for full effect.

Quick and Dirty:

[i140.photobucket.com image 625x502]


That's fantastic.
 
2012-06-23 07:15:09 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: So, he seems pretty direct in his criticism of GWB - does anyone have any links to his paintings from when GWB was President?



W. is his sacrificial lamb. He throws him halfway under the bus to show that he's non-partisan, but when he actually talks about Bush, he walks it back and blames it on the hardships Bush faced as a President (9-11, financial collapse, Katrina, etc.)

If you look at "The Forgotten Man" Bush appears much more reluctant to be standing with the Dems... He's looking back over his shoulder at the forgotten man like "but we should do something!"

It's basically the way all right-wingers treat Bush when faced trying to maintain intellectual integrity when complaining about "big government" and then having to acknowledge things like Medicare Part D, DHS, and the bank bailouts.

"Okay, fine... Then I don't like Bush neither!

(Yes, I do George! I don't mean it. I don't mean it one bit. I know you was only doin' what you had to do to protect this country! God bless you and keep you safe, Mr. President!!!)"
 
2012-06-23 07:15:54 PM  
The funniest thing about that picture is that the man is holding dollar bills.

I bet you could take the talented, albeit insane, man who makes this art and back him into a logical corner within two seconds.
 
2012-06-23 07:16:02 PM  

Gwendolyn: balthan: The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.

Ooo Madison then. I like how the description goes on to talk about Madison's unhappiness like he's able to express it from the grave.


If you click on Obama, you get a list of Unconstitutional things he's done that the artist doesn't like.
 
2012-06-23 07:16:06 PM  
So the subject of this painting is a millionaire (symbolized by the guy having a fistful of money) holding the Constitution, essentially telling the presidents "I OWN YOU BIATCH!"?
 
2012-06-23 07:18:04 PM  
Ehh. It's no David Dees.
 
2012-06-23 07:18:25 PM  

gingerjet: technicolor-misfit: gingerjet: The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him


Sure... now that he's got money.

You chicks are all alike.

/gay



You chicks boy-toys are all alike.
 
2012-06-23 07:18:52 PM  

Great_Milenko: Zeno-25: [creepy bush jumpstarting armageddon picture.jpg]

Why are the soldiers, er, pardon me...Holy American Christian Warriors, wearing knee pads? Planning on giving ole' W a hummer after kicking Hadji's ass?



And they're all Aryan white
 
2012-06-23 07:20:26 PM  
When are all the idiots going to realize that both parties work for the same team?
 
2012-06-23 07:21:05 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

[i601.photobucket.com image 528x424]

You're welcome


Hahaha oh fark, the best.
 
2012-06-23 07:21:06 PM  
I prefer his "Obama burning the constitution" picture, just because it makes Obama look so badass. I mean he's just standing there pointing at the burning constitution with a "what are you going to do about it" expression on his face. Who wouldn't vote for that man?
 
2012-06-23 07:21:20 PM  

The Lone Gunman: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

I keep saying that this blind hatred of Obama isn't because he's black. It's because he's a Democrat.

And as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and dozens (if not hundreds) of Republicans have already figured out, blind hatred Democrats is very VERY good for the bankbook.



But the angles they use for their hate are because he's black.

He's a Muslim

He wasn't born in America

He was radicalized in an Indonesian Madrassa

His mom was a single mother, a whore, a porn star

etc.

With Clinton, they went after things like investments, sexual escapades, etc. Never this personal.
 
2012-06-23 07:21:53 PM  

puffy999: The funniest thing about that picture is that the man is holding dollar bills.

I bet you could take the talented, albeit insane, man who makes this art and back him into a logical corner within two seconds.


Those have to be silver certificates, because no one who uses Federal Reserve notes can possibly be empowered.
 
2012-06-23 07:21:55 PM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 640x364]


This is an awesome picture.
 
2012-06-23 07:22:17 PM  
Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.

Great_Milenko: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?

All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.


Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.

The Great Depression started in 1929 and was at it's worst in 1933, about six months after FDR was inaugurated. Then, the New Deal caused massive growth in the GDP and fall in unemployment.

On the other hand, Sean Hannity was blaming the crippled economy on Obama BEFORE he was even inaugurated. So, wtf...let's just say we hate Democrats and leave it at that, shall we?
 
2012-06-23 07:23:40 PM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: So, he seems pretty direct in his criticism of GWB - does anyone have any links to his paintings from when GWB was President?


His criticisms of GWB probably started on the morning of November 5, 2008, as they did with MOST Republicans.
 
2012-06-23 07:23:49 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.



wat
 
2012-06-23 07:24:30 PM  
This is the prequel to the Cthulhu painting. The guy has already summoned and bound the ghosts of a lot of the country's founders, obtained the original constitution to symbolically represent the nation and bargain with it, and now he's looking to the sky at Great Cthulhu and selling him the USA for a handful of cash. Obama is rightly saying "hey buddy I wouldn't do that". But he's all like "No way I do what I want! I'm gonna be eaten first, fhtagn!
 
2012-06-23 07:26:44 PM  
Bravo, to that dashing young Aryan!

24.media.tumblr.com

Beaten down, chained, seemingly crushed beyond repair... only to rise up victorious?

That's quite a triumph of the will.
 
2012-06-23 07:31:11 PM  
washington, lincoln, and......reagan.

that's really all that needs said.
 
2012-06-23 07:32:40 PM  

Garble: You never needed liner notes to know what was going on in a Norman Rockwell painting.


Well said.
 
2012-06-23 07:33:00 PM  
i259.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 07:33:47 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.


To tie it to another Roosevelt: if the Bull Moose Party had won in 1912, and possibly changed the dynamic so as to create Teddy's version of conservatism, the Great Depression would not have had 1/2 of the damage to the US, and it MAY have been better.

Granted, drought is drought, but a more naturally conservative approach to farming (instead of trying to force non-native crops onto the same land every year) may have alleviated some of the dust bowl. If Teddy's ilk had been in the White House during WWI, it's possible that America would have joined the war earlier and/or worked harder for a slightly more financially-reasonable Treaty of Versailles, which may have alleviated some of the problems in post-war Germany (and, subsequently, Europe).

Anyway, it's just wishful thinking... just as if McCain had defeated GWB in the 2000 Republican Primary, I think the entire would would have been a better place REGARDLESS of the winner of the 2000 election.
 
2012-06-23 07:37:26 PM  

heap: washington, lincoln, and......reagan.

that's really all that needs said.



Yes, Reagan is always right there center square among "the good ones."

I imagine if Obama were to lose the election this guy would paint him on the ground writhing in agony as spirit Reagan guides Romney's sword to pierce Obama's heart.

Especially given that he's a Mormon.
 
2012-06-23 07:37:31 PM  

heap: washington, lincoln, and......reagan.

that's really all that needs said.



Yes, one of them is not like the others.
 
2012-06-23 07:38:29 PM  
I obviously don't need to go into how regulatory practices, trust busting, and other policies supported by Ted could have kept 1929 from happening to such a degree.
 
2012-06-23 07:39:13 PM  

intelligent comment below: heap: washington, lincoln, and......reagan.

that's really all that needs said.


Yes, one of them is not like the others.


Yep, Lincoln was a Vampire hunter...I hear a pretty good one too.
 
2012-06-23 07:40:42 PM  

gingerjet: The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him


Looks like Mark Pellagrino (Jacob from LOST):

mediamikes.com
 
2012-06-23 07:41:45 PM  

dr_blasto: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

Not racist.

Lame. Weird. But not racist.


I'd buy the t-shirt.
 
2012-06-23 07:41:46 PM  
THey are all shiat of course, but the one with the chains.. I mean WTF?
 
2012-06-23 07:42:19 PM  
Came for "Fix old no new!"... still breathless in antici---
 
2012-06-23 07:44:37 PM  
*wait for it*
 
2012-06-23 07:45:20 PM  
I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-06-23 07:48:09 PM  
Someone should draw a picture of Jon McNaughton selling his artwork to members of the KKK, with a giant money sign drawing.

It would have all the subtly of McNaughton's work with the advantage of being true.
 
2012-06-23 07:50:04 PM  
Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

what the hell are Kim Jong-il and Dinnerjacket doing back there?
 
2012-06-23 07:50:44 PM  

WhoIsWillo: Someone should draw a picture of Jon McNaughton selling his artwork to members of the KKK, with a giant money sign drawing.

It would have all the subtly of McNaughton's work with the advantage of being true.


Jon McNaughton - 'Painter of Hate'
 
2012-06-23 07:50:48 PM  

Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]


Yeah WTF is with the chicken? Is Obama having his money-shower ceremony in a cock-fighting ring?
 
2012-06-23 07:51:47 PM  
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.
 
2012-06-23 07:52:16 PM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 07:53:18 PM  
Why is the guy from Silent Hill stealing the constitution?
 
2012-06-23 07:54:10 PM  
Say what you want about the guy's political leanings, he does have some talent. That's a very nicely done painting in a day and age when most political images are stupid black animal cartoons.

ultraholland: [i259.photobucket.com image 400x321]


Win.
 
2012-06-23 07:55:35 PM  

apoptotic: It also describes him as representing "every man, woman, and child of every color and creed who is an American".


But of course. To him only 'libertarian' Aryan Christians are American.
 
2012-06-23 07:56:10 PM  

Shaggy_C: That's a very nicely done painting in a day and age when most political images are stupid black animal cartoons.


the fact that it can't really be determined if it's a painting or a political cartoon kinda highlights its artistic merit.
 
2012-06-23 07:56:39 PM  
ActualFarkal:
RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.

Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it


Well, except I wouldn't characterize Hitler's work as "rather decent". I'd call it technically competent but dull, lacking in any emotional or evocative component whatsoever. At most it portrays a mawkish idealized sentimentality about his country that would mirror later Nazi attitudes.

iliketowastemytime.com
 
2012-06-23 07:58:07 PM  

Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.


Bonus points to the first guy to photoshop in the WNYW news crew.
 
2012-06-23 07:59:26 PM  

No Such Agency: ActualFarkal:
RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.

Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it

Well, except I wouldn't characterize Hitler's work as "rather decent". I'd call it technically competent but dull, lacking in any emotional or evocative component whatsoever. At most it portrays a mawkish idealized sentimentality about his country that would mirror later Nazi attitudes.

[iliketowastemytime.com image 640x417]


Hitler really sucked at drawing people, didn't he? The building in the background is really good (imo), but there isn't a single person in that painting that doesn't look farked up.
 
2012-06-23 07:59:33 PM  
Am I the only one picking up a massive scent of ASD on this guy? Very poor language skills, his sentence construction is awkward and stilted, and he doesn't always know which word to use (Obama road to power?) Obsession with a single, poorly understood topic. But nevertheless, definite skill in a single area, which seems to inform all of his other communication.
 
2012-06-23 08:08:05 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Hitler really sucked at drawing people, didn't he? The building in the background is really good (imo), but there isn't a single person in that painting that doesn't look farked up.


Yeah, the professors at the art school in Vienna suggested that he become a draftsman when they rejected his entrance application.
 
2012-06-23 08:09:10 PM  
His vision of the "Everyman" looks like somebody I'd call the cops on if I saw him hanging around a playground.
 
2012-06-23 08:10:45 PM  

No Such Agency: ActualFarkal:
RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.

Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it

Well, except I wouldn't characterize Hitler's work as "rather decent". I'd call it technically competent but dull, lacking in any emotional or evocative component whatsoever. At most it portrays a mawkish idealized sentimentality about his country that would mirror later Nazi attitudes.

[iliketowastemytime.com image 640x417]


So what you're saying is, we should never elect Thomas Kinkade to higher office.
 
2012-06-23 08:11:29 PM  

balthan: The "artist"'s site with the mouse-overs is here.


If you hold the cursor over George W's left nostril the site says it is a "Mystery Man. Who controls the man in the Oval Office? We each have our own opinion."
 
2012-06-23 08:12:34 PM  
Of all modern Presidents, you only put one on the cheering side, and it's Reagan??

I'm also not sure why he loves Abraham Lincoln so much either. If you're a strict constructionist and don't like big-Government power, Lincoln should be one of your least favorite. He was the one who really started us on the path to Statism in the first place.
 
2012-06-23 08:14:50 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.

The Empowered Man

He represents every man, woman and child of every color and creed who is an American. Like you and me, he hopes for a better life, to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity. But now, because of unconstitutional acts imposed upon the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disaster. What will his opportunities be in the future? Will he ever have a chance to realize the American Dream?

Yes! He has got off his bench, ripped the Constitution out from under the feet of Obama and holds it up to the world. He is empowered to save our nation.

How? He understands the Constitution and liberties and laws therein. He also carries a Bible in his right coat pocket. He knows from where his true empowerment comes.


While this art is serviceable in technical terms, when you need that much explanation, it's not good art because it can't possibly stand on its own.

And six months after Obama is out of office, his paintings will be worthless and the people who bought them are going to feel reasonably stupid.

But that won't happen until 2017, so whatever.
 
2012-06-23 08:15:35 PM  

Kurohone: Am I the only one picking up a massive scent of ASD on this guy? Very poor language skills, his sentence construction is awkward and stilted, and he doesn't always know which word to use (Obama road to power?) Obsession with a single, poorly understood topic. But nevertheless, definite skill in a single area, which seems to inform all of his other communication.


Wouldn't that be more like Aspergers or maybe Savant syndrome?
 
2012-06-23 08:17:40 PM  

No Such Agency: At most it portrays a mawkish idealized sentimentality about his country that would mirror later Nazi attitudes.


And it sold - cheaply and quickly - just like how it was produced, and how it was intended to sell. You might as well take a farking busker and critique his political views. It's just as irrelevant.

He could barely feed himself at the time, and he was in f*cking Vienna. Trying to sell ideologue "art" in that joint would have been like trying to sell lynch art in Harlem. To say nothing of the fact that he had no specific ideology to articulate at the time.

We don't need Hitler's art to prove his lack of feeling or insanity.
 
2012-06-23 08:17:41 PM  

The Lone Gunman:
While this art is serviceable in technical terms, when you need that much explanation, it's not good art because it can't possibly stand on its own.

And six months after Obama is out of office, his paintings will be worthless and the people who bought them are going to feel reasonably stupid.

But that won't happen until 2017, so whatever.


propaganda counts as art though, doesn't it?
 
2012-06-23 08:17:56 PM  

ultraholland: what the hell are Kim Jong-il and Dinnerjacket doing back there?


Politely applauding Obama alongside Putin, Hu Jintao, King Abdullah, and...Bernanke and Geithner?

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken? Is Obama having his money-shower ceremony in a cock-fighting ring?


I'm no allegoricist but I assume the fact that it's not in a pot is highlighting the disparity between Obama's promises and reality. (It's actually some oblique reference to the rooster in the NT that crowed as Peter denied Christ and how we're all in denial and need to wake up)
 
2012-06-23 08:19:23 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Hitler really sucked at drawing people, didn't he? The building in the background is really good (imo), but there isn't a single person in that painting that doesn't look farked up.


My keeps getting drawn to the guy in the bottom midground carrying the bag. It looks like his leg is bending backwards.
 
2012-06-23 08:20:07 PM  
"My eye", sorry.
 
2012-06-23 08:22:31 PM  

vygramul: FloydA: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.

Liberals might play the race card, which sometimes slanders innocent people, but conservatives just LOVE the racist card, which provides cover for ALL racists every time they use it.


I think you just won the race war. Good work.
 
2012-06-23 08:26:01 PM  

robmilmel: DamnYankees: If it were socially acceptable, I would drape myself in velvet.

They make recliners with a fridge in the side, just to complete the dream!


O.o

farm6.staticflickr.com

I may never leave my seat again.
 
2012-06-23 08:26:20 PM  

Virtuoso80: Of all modern Presidents, you only put one on the cheering side, and it's Reagan??

I'm also not sure why he loves Abraham Lincoln so much either. If you're a strict constructionist and don't like big-Government power, Lincoln should be one of your least favorite. He was the one who really started us on the path to Statism in the first place.



It's ironic that leaders of the Republican party today champion themselves as "the party of Jefferson Davis" but still desperately remind everyone Lincoln was a Republican.
 
2012-06-23 08:26:27 PM  

vygramul: FloydA: cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch

You have a really weird, twisted and distorted view of the world. It must be very unpleasant in your head.

Liberals might play the race card, which sometimes slanders innocent people, but conservatives just LOVE the racist card, which provides cover for ALL racists every time they use it.


Umm, it's the race card card. I called this a while back, so I got to name it.
 
2012-06-23 08:27:01 PM  

intelligent comment below: The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.


wat


This is according to the text when you put the cursor over FDR's face.

Obviously, this is F'n ridiculous.
 
2012-06-23 08:27:33 PM  

Sid_6.7: Snapper Carr: maybe some 3 wolves thrown in for full effect.

Quick and Dirty:

[i140.photobucket.com image 625x502]


that made me lol!

who's that white guy supposed to be and he bought the constitution for a couple bucks like its for sale or something? Also id say every one of those people is responsible for the growth of executive power...
 
2012-06-23 08:30:19 PM  
The artist is a little crazy. No, wait. He's really nuts.
 
2012-06-23 08:32:06 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: gingerjet: The Empowered Man is rather cute.

/i do him

Looks like Mark Pellagrino (Jacob from LOST):

[mediamikes.com image 400x288]


Someone mentioned that earlier, except referemcing the actor's part on Supernatural.
 
2012-06-23 08:32:57 PM  
Referencing, even.
 
2012-06-23 08:34:27 PM  
I'm disappointed that Jesus doesn't make an appearance wearing the White Tree of Gondor on his robes.
 
2012-06-23 08:34:29 PM  

DamnYankees: St_Francis_P: I wonder if it's available on velvet?

If it were socially acceptable, I would drape myself in velvet.


I'd love a picture when you do that, please.
 
2012-06-23 08:37:54 PM  

ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.


Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.
 
2012-06-23 08:38:08 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.Great_Milenko: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?

All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.

Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.

The Great Depression started in 1929 and was at it's worst in 1933, about six months after FDR was inaugurated. Then, the New Deal caused massive growth in the GDP and fall in unemployment.

On the other hand, Sean Hannity was blaming the crippled economy on Obama BEFORE he was even inaugurated. So, wtf...let's just say we hate Democrats are dishonest and leave it at that, shall we?

 
2012-06-23 08:38:10 PM  

Gwendolyn: trotsky: Is he trying to be the next Kinkade? That's exactly what I want to see above Granny's couch.

I'll be surprised if my f-i-l hasn't replaced the Kinkade over his couch with one of these when we visit at Christmas.


If he hasn't at least you'll know what to get him.

I have to admit, I really want One Nation Under Socialism. Obama just looks so presidential as he burns the Constitution.
 
2012-06-23 08:41:08 PM  

ultraholland: [i259.photobucket.com image 400x321]


disco
 
2012-06-23 08:42:04 PM  

Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.


That would be fairly awesome.
 
2012-06-23 08:42:07 PM  

Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.


Actually, I take it back. If you go to the guy's website, you can find out the meaning of all the details. Turns out the guy is actually just a typically Teahadist loon:

The Rooster

I am reminded of the story of Peter in the New Testament. On the eve of Christ's crucifixion he denied Jesus three times. When he heard the cock crow it said he went and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:75) As with Peter, Americans are in a state of denial. We must WAKE UP to our situation.
 
2012-06-23 08:43:02 PM  

buckler: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Hitler really sucked at drawing people, didn't he? The building in the background is really good (imo), but there isn't a single person in that painting that doesn't look farked up.

My keeps getting drawn to the guy in the bottom midground carrying the bag. It looks like his leg is bending backwards.


The wheels on the box wagon being drawn by the horse are out of perspective, big time.
 
2012-06-23 08:44:26 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.


Well, yeah. It kept people from starving to death, which would have taken care of unemployment numbers.
 
2012-06-23 08:47:37 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

[i601.photobucket.com image 528x424]

You're welcome


DAMN YOU!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-23 08:48:12 PM  

Great_Milenko: My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.


So Calvin Coolidge cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 29.

Regan cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 87.

Bush cut taxes on the rich... and we had the crash of '08.

I'm starting to see a pattern here -- if you let the rich keep too much of their money, they fark up the economy. Therefore, we should tax them to death to prevent economic calamity.
 
2012-06-23 08:48:53 PM  
Huh, poking around his site it looks like he's Mormon. He has a lot of paintings of LDS temples and Joseph Smith meeting the angels etc. This may explain a few things.
 
2012-06-23 08:50:30 PM  

Kurohone: Am I the only one picking up a massive scent of ASD on this guy? Very poor language skills, his sentence construction is awkward and stilted, and he doesn't always know which word to use (Obama road to power?) Obsession with a single, poorly understood topic. But nevertheless, definite skill in a single area, which seems to inform all of his other communication.



You sound fat. And jealous. Why do you hate success? All you Socialists/Communists are alike.
 
2012-06-23 08:52:12 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Yeah WTF is with the chicken? Is Obama having his money-shower ceremony in a cock-fighting ring?


It's supposed to be the cock that Peter heard or something. We must deny OUR LORD three times before dawn.

No, I have no idea what that has to do with Obama.
 
2012-06-23 08:52:48 PM  

Ishkur: Great_Milenko: My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.

So Calvin Coolidge cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 29.

Regan cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 87.

Bush cut taxes on the rich... and we had the crash of '08.

I'm starting to see a pattern here -- if you let the rich keep too much of their money, they fark up the economy. Therefore, we should tax them to death to prevent economic calamity.


No, it means that investment - real investment - is necessary for growth. Cutting tax rates only encourages speculation, which is unhealthy.

It's all about liquidity : If the market is too liquid, then it adjusts in reaction, causing a crash, and illiquidity.

If the government can gently reduce the liquidity of the market at the point where it starts to go wrong, then strong economic growth occurs.
 
2012-06-23 08:53:45 PM  

Ishkur: Great_Milenko: My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.

So Calvin Coolidge cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 29.

Regan cut taxes on the rich.... and we had the crash of 87.

Bush cut taxes on the rich... and we had the crash of '08.

I'm starting to see a pattern here -- if you let the rich keep too much of their money, they fark up the economy. Therefore, we should tax them to death to prevent economic calamity.


It's funny how taxing them "to death" still leaves them better off than 99.99% of Americans. It's almost like, regardless of the tax rate, they'll still have tons more money.
 
2012-06-23 08:53:55 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Yeah WTF is with the chicken? Is Obama having his money-shower ceremony in a cock-fighting ring?


Well chickens are called cocks so it probably means the gays are going to get that poor innocent American citizen and violate his backdoor.
 
2012-06-23 08:55:10 PM  

rubi_con_man: No, it means that investment - real investment - is necessary for growth. Cutting tax rates only encourages speculation, which is unhealthy.


Sadly, investment has become speculation for most financial institutions, and it's been the case for at least years.
 
2012-06-23 08:57:36 PM  

technicolor-misfit: Bravo, to that dashing young Aryan!

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]

Beaten down, chained, seemingly crushed beyond repair... only to rise up victorious?

That's quite a triumph of the will.


a re-birth of a nation?
 
2012-06-23 08:59:15 PM  
Fun fact: Putin is seen in the background of "Wake up America", applauding. Yeah, I'm sure that reflects reality right now

In case you didn't know, I was being sarcastic
 
2012-06-23 08:59:41 PM  

The Lone Gunman: Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.Great_Milenko: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?

All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.

Economic historians have shown that Roosevelt's policies actually extended the Great Depression.

The Great Depression started in 1929 and was at it's worst in 1933, about six months after FDR was inaugurated. Then, the New Deal caused massive growth in the GDP and fall in unemployment.

On the other hand, Sean Hannity was blaming the crippled economy on Obama BEFORE he was even inaugurated. So, wtf...let's just say we hate Democrats and leave it at that, shall we?


Technically they point the extension of the Great Depression of the slowing of the economy due to austerity measures being put into place way too soon.
 
2012-06-23 09:00:40 PM  

The Iconoclast: buckler: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Hitler really sucked at drawing people, didn't he? The building in the background is really good (imo), but there isn't a single person in that painting that doesn't look farked up.

My keeps getting drawn to the guy in the bottom midground carrying the bag. It looks like his leg is bending backwards.

The wheels on the box wagon being drawn by the horse are out of perspective, big time.


He seems to have been a lot more comfortable with buildings and static objects than anything animated.
 
2012-06-23 09:01:46 PM  
THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS REALLY BELIEVE
 
2012-06-23 09:02:01 PM  

zerkalo: Fun fact: Putin is seen in the background of "Wake up America", applauding. Yeah, I'm sure that reflects reality right now

In case you didn't know, I was being sarcastic


I'm pretty liberal (especially by the standards where I live), and I love this guys artwork.

I don't think there is anything else as campy as the brilliant pieces this deranged nut has been able to entertain ourselves with.

I wonder if the guy knows that he's a laughing stock of the art community and the community as a whole outside of the insular Conservative/Tea Party groupthink?
 
2012-06-23 09:04:53 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.

He might make realistic impressions of the people and things he's trying to depict in his painting, but that doesn't make him an artist. His work isn't challenging, it is, as you said, political tripe. And political tripe can never be art, as art can never be political tripe. Art can maybe, MAYBE, make a political statement, but it has to do so with some subtlety, and preferably in a way that challenges pre-conceived notions. This garbage only serves to reinforce pre-conceived notions.


Art can MAYBE make a political statement? Entire artistic movements, such as Dada and Surrealism, were created as political statements.
 
2012-06-23 09:05:43 PM  

Mrtraveler01: zerkalo: Fun fact: Putin is seen in the background of "Wake up America", applauding. Yeah, I'm sure that reflects reality right now

In case you didn't know, I was being sarcastic

I'm pretty liberal (especially by the standards where I live), and I love this guys artwork.

I don't think there is anything else as campy as the brilliant pieces this deranged nut has been able to entertain ourselves with.

I wonder if the guy knows that he's a laughing stock of the art community and the community as a whole outside of the insular Conservative/Tea Party groupthink?


To be free, that groupthink represents about 20% of Americans. This guy is laughing all the way to the bank.
 
2012-06-23 09:06:47 PM  
resturant art + freedom of speech=no need to get panties in a wad
 
2012-06-23 09:08:32 PM  

clowncar on fire: resturant art + freedom of speech=no need to get panties in a wad


The kids placemat at Perkin's is more enlightening than the crap this guy makes.
 
2012-06-23 09:08:57 PM  
it's like a Twilight Zone where Norman Rockwell had syphillis
 
2012-06-23 09:14:16 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-23 09:18:38 PM  
The guy should love Obama. Without the shtick he'd be painting crappy landscapes hanging in some Motel 6.
 
2012-06-23 09:21:24 PM  
www.speakinggump.com

Ya, as Garble and Hobodeluxe noted, he's going for a neocon Norman Rockwell vibe, but is appropriately fuddled and befuddled. His rendering skills put Kinkade to shame, but make N Rockwell look like a Michelangelo.(and I'm not to keen on Rockwell's oeuvre).

That cargo pocket is big enough to hold a bomb.

/ almost said "corpus"
// I always feel like someone's watching me.
 
2012-06-23 09:22:18 PM  
-pation!
 
2012-06-23 09:23:36 PM  

Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.


I don't think so. I think that he was expecting that the first two things that would come to mind when you think of chickens randomly wandering around would be 1) third world countries or 2) communes full of socialist hippies, and either one would fit his "Obama has destroyed the US" narrative.
 
2012-06-23 09:24:47 PM  

runcible spork: [www.speakinggump.com image 640x847]

Ya, as Garble and Hobodeluxe noted, he's going for a neocon Norman Rockwell vibe, but is appropriately fuddled and befuddled. His rendering skills put Kinkade to shame, but make N Rockwell look like a Michelangelo.(and I'm not to keen on Rockwell's oeuvre).

That cargo pocket is big enough to hold a bomb.

/ almost said "corpus"
// I always feel like someone's watching me.


I've always been a fan of Rockwell, but the big difference is that you don't need a website to explain what's going on here.
 
2012-06-23 09:25:12 PM  
* "...muddled and befuddled."
 
2012-06-23 09:25:17 PM  

LockeOak: I'm disappointed that Jesus doesn't make an appearance wearing the White Tree of Gondor on his robes.


He was in the original sketch, but the artist ran out of room on the canvas. The artist also had to cut out Kid Rock and Dale giving each other a high-five.
 
2012-06-23 09:26:06 PM  

apoptotic: Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.

I don't think so. I think that he was expecting that the first two things that would come to mind when you think of chickens randomly wandering around would be 1) third world countries or 2) communes full of socialist hippies, and either one would fit his "Obama has destroyed the US" narrative.


Scroll down a bit in the thread. According to his website, it's a biblical reference to the rooster crowing at Christ's death.
 
2012-06-23 09:27:17 PM  
My rebuttal:


celebrity-photos.elliottback.com
 
2012-06-23 09:28:08 PM  

Edsel: apoptotic: Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.

I don't think so. I think that he was expecting that the first two things that would come to mind when you think of chickens randomly wandering around would be 1) third world countries or 2) communes full of socialist hippies, and either one would fit his "Obama has destroyed the US" narrative.

Scroll down a bit in the thread. According to his website, it's a biblical reference to the rooster crowing at Christ's death.


Yeah it looks like I posted prematurely. As a godless heathen, the biblical reference didn't occur to me.
 
2012-06-23 09:28:47 PM  

LincolnLogolas: Dougie AXP: Is it me or does Obama not look so much frightened as he does "oh look out we got a badass over here.

i601.photobucket.com

You're welcome


Damnit, this is excellent.
 
2012-06-23 09:30:44 PM  
Wait a minute!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! His farking paintings sell for SIX FIGURES?

Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.

Oh wait... that's still hentai.
 
2012-06-23 09:32:45 PM  

The Lone Gunman: I've always been a fan of Rockwell, but the big difference is that you don't need a website to explain what's going on here.



I should clarify: he's fine as an illustrator, but not as an "artist." Probably precisely because his messages are utterly unambiguous, not to mention overly idealistic. Then again, his time was long before mine and I may be too postmodern-cynical for that sort of naïvete.
 
2012-06-23 09:34:53 PM  

Ghastly: Wait a minute!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! His farking paintings sell for SIX FIGURES?



I was hoping that included the two after the decimal point.

Ghastly: Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.

Oh wait... that's still hentai.



That's totally realistic though. Except that as far as we know Washington didn't have a uterus. Otherwise, all ok.
 
2012-06-23 09:36:54 PM  

The Lone Gunman: runcible spork: [www.speakinggump.com image 640x847]

Ya, as Garble and Hobodeluxe noted, he's going for a neocon Norman Rockwell vibe, but is appropriately fuddled and befuddled. His rendering skills put Kinkade to shame, but make N Rockwell look like a Michelangelo.(and I'm not to keen on Rockwell's oeuvre).

That cargo pocket is big enough to hold a bomb.

/ almost said "corpus"
// I always feel like someone's watching me.

I've always been a fan of Rockwell, but the big difference is that you don't need a website to explain what's going on here.


You don't need really need a website to explain what's going on here either, it's pretty simple: Liberals bad. Obama bad. America good.

Any questions?
 
2012-06-23 09:42:44 PM  

Ghastly: Wait a minute!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! His farking paintings sell for SIX FIGURES?

Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.

Oh wait... that's still hentai.


Don't let that stop you.
 
2012-06-23 09:43:02 PM  

Ghastly: Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.


Dude, you gotta be more PG than that. Think of something teabaggers love, then show Obama destroying it. It doesn't have to be based on any facts or have any grounding in reality. If you need help, watch this as inspiration.
 
2012-06-23 09:56:21 PM  
Oh man, this Obama guy is truly history's greatest monster:

Unconstitutional?

You signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But now we can see that the administration's trillion-dollar stimulus plan clearly is not working. Both the Constitution and history are witnesses that testify that the Stimulus Plan is both a federal usurpation of power and economically misguided. It may very well cause another "catastrophe." You said that this plan would create jobs immediately and keep the unemployment rate below eight percent. We are now at about 9.5%. Americans are asking, "Where are the jobs?" With 14.6 million people officially jobless, and 5.9 million who have stopped looking but say they want a job, and 8.5 million who are working part time but would like to work full time, you end up with nearly 30 million Americans who cannot find the work they want and desperately need. The ARRA is primarily designed not to stimulate the economy, but to build the size and scope of government. Government spending plans do not stimulate the economy. They are based on the idea that feeding "new" money into the economy will create economic growth. But the money isn't new.it's either taxed or borrowed. It's essentially redistributed from one group of people to another, and no new money is created. And also, State governors, looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by your "stimulus" plan, are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time.

You signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The federal government is now forcing Americans to buy health insurance. Even with the disapproval of the American majority you pushed through what we call "Obamacare." Over 27 states are now suing the federal government over your health reform law. This law began the process to socialize America's health care system. It forces Americans to buy health insurance from a private company against our will.

You appointed over thirty Czars without any Congressional oversight to control every aspect of the country.

You intervened in the troubled automotive industry, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler Corporation to continue operations while reorganizing. Over the following months the White House set terms for both firms' bankruptcies, including reorganization of GM giving the U.S. government a temporary 60% equity stake in the company. Where in the Constitution does it say the government can do that?

You signed into law the popular Car Allowance Rebate System, known popularly as "Cash for Clunkers." In the middle of our country's worst financial crisis you give out freebees with taxpayer dollars?

You used your executive powers to shakedown British Petroleum after the oil leak catastrophe in the Gulf to create the $20-billion escrow (slush!) fund without any law, legal controls, or binding rules to guide it on how and how much those injured materially by the oil spill (and whom among them) will be paid.

You attacked Libya without consulting Congress to declare war. We were not being attacked and it was an unprovoked act of aggression.

You signed the NDAA.. All though it was necessary to pass a military budget, the disregard for the Fourth Amendment is stunning. Where is the Supreme Court on this one?

You believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I thought that the only way to change the Constitution was to amend it? It's not all your fault, Mr. President. If Congress and the Supreme Court did their job properly you would have been checked and balanced.
 
2012-06-23 10:00:22 PM  

Jonathan Hohensee: GWOT


OK, you SEEM Like a troll, but these just caught my eye:

You attacked Libya without consulting Congress to declare war. We were not being attacked and it was an unprovoked act of aggression.

You signed the NDAA.. All though it was necessary to pass a military budget, the disregard for the Fourth Amendment is stunning. Where is the Supreme Court on this one?


Where were YOU when Bush did the exact same thing, but worse? In Libya, we were actually ASKED to fight, and the NDAA is nowhere NEAR as bad as the PATRIOT ACT.
 
2012-06-23 10:01:19 PM  
Save us, white, Christian man, you're our only hope!

My favorite part is the chicken, presumably the one the repubs keep f*cking.
 
2012-06-23 10:02:38 PM  
runcible spork:

Ghastly:
Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.

Oh wait... that's still hentai.

That's totally realistic though. Except that as far as we know Washington didn't have a uterus. Otherwise, all ok.


*Uhm, not even a radical retroverse anal uterus. FTFM?
 
2012-06-23 10:04:22 PM  

Great_Milenko: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?

All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.


Yeah, but where all de white women at?
 
2012-06-23 10:04:31 PM  
I give up. I've looked and looked, but I can't find Waldo.
 
2012-06-23 10:04:58 PM  

Ghastly: Wait a minute!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! His farking paintings sell for SIX FIGURES?

Screw hentai! From now on I'm doing paintings of ramming his fist up George Washington's ass and pulling out a fetus which he then rapes while wearing the Declaration of Independence as a condom.

Oh wait... that's still hentai.



[zip]

Go on....
 
2012-06-23 10:05:07 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Save us, white, Christian man, you're our only hope!

My favorite part is the chicken, presumably the one the repubs keep f*cking.


"Chad - you're a white man - what should we do?"
 
2012-06-23 10:06:10 PM  
I like it. Truth in oils.
 
2012-06-23 10:07:19 PM  

Jonathan Hohensee: You believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I thought that the only way to change the Constitution was to amend it? It's not all your fault, Mr. President. If Congress and the Supreme Court did their job properly you would have been checked and balanced.


Criminy, even the strict constitutionalists in the Supreme Court and elsewhere understand that the document needs to be interpreted. Your copypasta is a black hole of derp which does not deserve to be dissected and thoroughly counterargued, even though it cries out for such treatment.
 
2012-06-23 10:11:09 PM  

Edsel: Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.

Actually, I take it back. If you go to the guy's website, you can find out the meaning of all the details. Turns out the guy is actually just a typically Teahadist loon:

The Rooster

I am reminded of the story of Peter in the New Testament. On the eve of Christ's crucifixion he denied Jesus three times. When he heard the cock crow it said he went and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:75) As with Peter, Americans are in a state of denial. We must WAKE UP to our situation.


I am so farking tired of all the Teahadists exhortations for me to WAKE UP, AMERICA! It's lame. They really think I'm unaware of current events. I think they're poorly educated and reactionary. And chicken-farkers.
 
2012-06-23 10:18:27 PM  

tony41454: I like it. Truth in oils.


Yeah - but you're f**ked up, and most people aren't like you.
 
2012-06-23 10:23:26 PM  

apoptotic: Edsel: apoptotic: Edsel: ultraholland: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Yeah WTF is with the chicken?

It's for farking.

Came here to say that I'm starting to think that this guy is secretly trolling the right wingers, and that the chicken is his wink to everybody who gets the joke.

I don't think so. I think that he was expecting that the first two things that would come to mind when you think of chickens randomly wandering around would be 1) third world countries or 2) communes full of socialist hippies, and either one would fit his "Obama has destroyed the US" narrative.

Scroll down a bit in the thread. According to his website, it's a biblical reference to the rooster crowing at Christ's death.

Yeah it looks like I posted prematurely. As a godless heathen, the biblical reference didn't occur to me.


the only Biblical reference that I can remember about the time of the crucifixion was that he told Peter that he would deny him 3 times that night (before the cock crows twice)
so it wasn't at his death but before they took him away.
 
2012-06-23 10:26:39 PM  
Fark ladies and Fark gentleman, I give you my latest artistic work. I call it "Begging Him to Read." The bidding will start at 100K.

img191.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-23 10:29:33 PM  
i34.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 10:31:47 PM  
It took long enough for the requisite "Exercising your freedom of speech to criticize bad 'art' is a violation of that 'artist's' freedom of speech!" post
 
2012-06-23 10:34:06 PM  
OK, this guy clearly saw the Obama and unicorn painting and decided that the joke was hilarious.

My theory is that he's probably a normal enough person politically (albeit probably genuinely at least slightly conservative given how well he 'gets it') that was doing this shiat as a satire, and then when ridiculous quantities of money started rolling in he blinked, shrugged, and decided to stay in character for a couple decades Colbert-style.

I know there's some Poe's law grey area here, but the whole thing strikes me as less Conservapedia (a genuine attempt at crazy that went off the rails to become self-parody) and more Christwire (straight-up sarcasm misread as genuine crazy).
 
2012-06-23 10:34:19 PM  

Jonathan Hohensee: You signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


It didn't work because it was hamstrung by Senate Republicans. Had it been as strong as economists said it needed to be in order to work, the GOP would have killed it by filibuster because f*ck Obama.

Jonathan Hohensee: You signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law


Most of the people who oppose "Obamacare" only oppose the "Obama" part and are in favor of its provisions, such as being able to keep your kids on your health plan until they turn 26 and not having coverage deined due to pre-existing conditions.

Jonathan Hohensee: You appointed over thirty Czars without any Congressional oversight to control every aspect of the country.


And how many czars were installed by Reagan, Bush The Merely Okay, Clinton and Bush The Terrible?

Jonathan Hohensee: You intervened in the troubled automotive industry, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler Corporation to continue operations while reorganizing. Over the following months the White House set terms for both firms' bankruptcies, including reorganization of GM giving the U.S. government a temporary 60% equity stake in the company. Where in the Constitution does it say the government can do that?


Something, something, general welfare....

Would you rather Obama had let GM and Chrysler go tits-up and have thousands or tens of thousands of people lose their jobs?

Jonathan Hohensee: You signed into law the popular Car Allowance Rebate System, known popularly as "Cash for Clunkers." In the middle of our country's worst financial crisis you give out freebees with taxpayer dollars?


Okay, that one I'll grant, since it probably could have been handled a little bit better than it was. Still, the money its participants saved by not having to spend extra money on gas and maintenance for their old beaters is money they can put into the economy (to help the rest of the country) or into their savings accounts and/or towards their other bills (helping themselves, and thus their ability to contribute to the economic recovery)

Jonathan Hohensee: You used your executive powers to shakedown British Petroleum after the oil leak catastrophe in the Gulf to create the $20-billion escrow (slush!) fund without any law, legal controls, or binding rules to guide it on how and how much those injured materially by the oil spill (and whom among them) will be paid.


You'd rather BP not have been punished for the Deepwater Horizon disaster at all? (I mean beyond the billions of dollars' worth of oil spilled because they wanted to save a few hundred dollars by cutting funding for safety equipment)

Jonathan Hohensee: You attacked Libya without consulting Congress to declare war. We were not being attacked and it was an unprovoked act of aggression.


Bush attacked Iraq without consulting Congress to declare war. We were not being attacked and it was an unprovoked act of aggression. And the US involvement was limited to helping the French-led NATO coalition with logistics for their close-air support mission for the Libyan rebels' uprising -- there was not a single pair of American boots on the ground, apart from the CIA ghosts who were already there and would have been there regardless of whether or not there was a rebellion.

And you seem to have "accidentally" forgotten to mention that most (if not all) of the people complaining about that are the exact same people who were complaining that Obama WASN'T attacking Libya.

Jonathan Hohensee: You signed the NDAA.. All though it was necessary to pass a military budget, the disregard for the Fourth Amendment is stunning. Where is the Supreme Court on this one?


The Fourth Amendment-raping language was put into the bill by Senate Republicans on threat of filibuster. It's called a poison pill - adding an abhorrent rider to a must-pass bill, so that the other side would be lambasted for either killing the must-pass bill or (as you are doing) passing the bill with the abhorrent add-on.

SCOTUS will have an opinion on this one when (and if) they hear a case to which this bill could conceivably be even tangentially applied.

Jonathan Hohensee: You believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I thought that the only way to change the Constitution was to amend it? It's not all your fault, Mr. President. If Congress and the Supreme Court did their job properly you would have been checked and balanced.


The President is not a dictator. The only laws he can create are the ones that get passed by Congress first, and given that the official policy of the party which controls Congress is literally "Defeat Obama at all costs!", there's no reason why you could possibly say that he hasn't been checked and balanced.

And since you're almost certainly gonna retort with the tired old "The Democrat Party has the majority in the Senate!!!1!" canard, let me just say that:

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS NOT HAD A FILIBUSTER-PROOF MAJORITY FOR MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OF OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY!

 
2012-06-23 10:34:59 PM  
img560.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-23 10:36:54 PM  

jso2897: tony41454: I like it. Truth in oils.

Yeah - but you're f**ked up, and most people aren't like you.


Oh, now, I'm sure he's just a concerned patriot, a rugged individualist, a Bootstrap-a-teer, if you will. All the real americans are doing it these days. You should just give up your soci-communistic leanings and join the winning side. Besides, our team has chickens. And Jesus.
 
2012-06-23 10:43:04 PM  
"Someone please tell me he's waving a copy from the museum shop and not the real thing. It shouldn't be touched with bare hands."
 
2012-06-23 10:43:14 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: Save us, white, Christian man, you're our only hope!

My favorite part is the chicken, presumably the one the repubs keep f*cking.


In fact, here's a picture of the aftermath of the last TEA-Party rally:

www.bitlogic.com
 
2012-06-23 10:47:39 PM  

King Something: Jonathan Hohensee:



[snipped]

Bravo to you for taking even a short amount of time to respond to that [bait?]!

Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration, when it would have been unseemly and impolitic to ram through partisan legislation.

/ I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?
 
2012-06-23 10:51:59 PM  

The Lone Gunman: runcible spork: [www.speakinggump.com image 640x847]

Ya, as Garble and Hobodeluxe noted, he's going for a neocon Norman Rockwell vibe, but is appropriately fuddled and befuddled. His rendering skills put Kinkade to shame, but make N Rockwell look like a Michelangelo.(and I'm not to keen on Rockwell's oeuvre).

That cargo pocket is big enough to hold a bomb.

/ almost said "corpus"
// I always feel like someone's watching me.

I've always been a fan of Rockwell, but the big difference is that you don't need a website to explain what's going on here.


It's true. That guy is clearly standing up at the local town hall meeting that his Congressman is holding in order to declaim the Pledge of Allegiance at the top of his lungs in protest of foreigners like the Islamo-Nazi in Chief putting their government hands all over his Medicare and HE JUST WANTS HIS COUNTRY BACK.

It's called artistic subtlety people.
 
2012-06-23 10:56:18 PM  

runcible spork: / I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?


It was far too limited in scope to make any real difference in emissions. The potential environmental effect was sort of a bonus, the primary reason for the program was to give the auto industry a shot in the arm, sort of an indirect mini-bailout, not to placate the Lorax.

It sorta had some effect there, but obviously didn't make a major difference on those grounds either.

Overall a well-intended program that didn't hurt, but not what you'd call a roaring success either.
 
2012-06-23 10:58:08 PM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


You see that ONE black guy? Token.
Also, one of those documents was Obamacare. Nice to know that he saved it.
 
2012-06-23 11:02:30 PM  

runcible spork: [rockwell freedom of speech.jpg]

For fark's sake, that of course should have read "...not too keen..."

/what credibility?

themadtupper:

It's true. That guy is clearly standing up at the local town hall meeting that his Congressman is holding in order to declaim the Pledge of Allegiance at the top of his lungs in protest of foreigners like the Islamo-Nazi in Chief putting their government hands all over his Medicare and HE JUST WANTS HIS COUNTRY BACK.

It's called artistic subtlety people.



But, but... that was over a decade before they shoehorned "...under God" into the pledge, so that means... uhm... the moon landing was faked?
 
2012-06-23 11:02:36 PM  
The main conservative talk channel on Sirius/XM has a morning show helmed by Mike Church who basically thinks that Lincoln is the anti-christ and destroyed the country. He's followed by Beck, Wilkow, Hannity, Levin on weekdays.

Maybe some kind of GWB+Wison and a pick to be named later could be traded for Abraham.
 
2012-06-23 11:02:58 PM  

runcible spork: Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration


The Democratic filibuster-proof majority lasted from the time Al Franken was seated on July 7, 2009 and the time Ted Kennedy died on August 25, 2009. The "filibuster-proof" majority also counted two Independents, neither of whom were guaranteed lockstep democratic votes. As far as I can tell, Kennedy's last vote was in March of 2009, meaning that in fact the Democrats never had 60 members (or even 58 members and 2 Independents) during any of Obama's term.
 
2012-06-23 11:03:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: runcible spork: / I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?

It was far too limited in scope to make any real difference in emissions. The potential environmental effect was sort of a bonus, the primary reason for the program was to give the auto industry a shot in the arm, sort of an indirect mini-bailout, not to placate the Lorax.

It sorta had some effect there, but obviously didn't make a major difference on those grounds either.

Overall a well-intended program that didn't hurt, but not what you'd call a roaring success either.



Kind of what I assumed. Thanks!
 
2012-06-23 11:05:38 PM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 640x420]

full size


And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.
 
2012-06-23 11:08:27 PM  
He's getting better in the composition department.
 
2012-06-23 11:09:00 PM  

themadtupper: runcible spork: Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration

The Democratic filibuster-proof majority lasted from the time Al Franken was seated on July 7, 2009 and the time Ted Kennedy died on August 25, 2009. The "filibuster-proof" majority also counted two Independents, neither of whom were guaranteed lockstep democratic votes. As far as I can tell, Kennedy's last vote was in March of 2009, meaning that in fact the Democrats never had 60 members (or even 58 members and 2 Independents) during any of Obama's term.


How soon I forget!
~
Also, even without factoring in the Independents, as a general rule there's too much diversity (especially including red (?) dog (blue-dog?) democrats) for them to ever vote in lockstep fashion.

/ one fish, two fish
 
2012-06-23 11:09:02 PM  

themadtupper: The Democratic filibuster-proof majority lasted from the time Al Franken was seated on July 7, 2009 and the time Ted Kennedy died on August 25, 2009. The "filibuster-proof" majority also counted two Independents, neither of whom were guaranteed lockstep democratic votes. As far as I can tell, Kennedy's last vote was in March of 2009, meaning that in fact the Democrats never had 60 members (or even 58 members and 2 Independents) during any of Obama's term.


Facts don't matter to people like the ones you are trying to reach. I appreciate what you're doing; it's noble work, but it won't change anyone's mind.
 
2012-06-23 11:11:44 PM  

LoneWolf343: He's getting better in the composition department.



You are generous. But it is relative, so yes.
 
2012-06-23 11:12:28 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-23 11:12:53 PM  
subbooks.com
 
2012-06-23 11:14:09 PM  

I Browse: My rebuttal:


[celebrity-photos.elliottback.com image 450x577]


I never noticed before, but the anatomy on that image is way farked up.
 
2012-06-23 11:16:46 PM  

randomjsa: And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.



You sound mad bro. Maybe you should walk out of your forward operating base and shoot up a few Afghanis to relieve some stress.
 
2012-06-23 11:17:49 PM  
This wouldn't work in reverse. No liberal would be stupid enough to pay six figures for a painting of George Bush.
 
2012-06-23 11:19:10 PM  

Virtuoso80: Of all modern Presidents, you only put one on the cheering side, and it's Reagan??

I'm also not sure why he loves Abraham Lincoln so much either. If you're a strict constructionist and don't like big-Government power, Lincoln should be one of your least favorite. He was the one who really started us on the path to Statism in the first place.


To avoid being called racist!

No, actually it's just because Lincoln was the last Republican that everyone liked that they can lay claim to. They could go for Trust-bustin' Teddy except they LIKE giant corporate conglomerates and destroying the environment now.
 
2012-06-23 11:21:37 PM  

intelligent comment below: randomjsa: And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.


You sound mad bro. Maybe you should walk out of your forward operating base and shoot up a few Afghanis to relieve some stress.


Seriously. I have no idea how he got that interpretation of the image. Unless, you know, he isn't very good with analysis.
 
2012-06-23 11:22:04 PM  

Tellingthem:
\I'm still looking for a good Clinton painting for my apartment


oi45.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-23 11:23:20 PM  

intelligent comment below: randomjsa: And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.


You sound mad bro. Maybe you should walk out of your forward operating base and shoot up a few Afghanis to relieve some stress.


What an Afghani might look like:

upload.wikimedia.org

What an Afghan pointing at Afghanis might look like:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-23 11:24:11 PM  

runcible spork: King Something: Jonathan Hohensee:

[snipped]

Bravo to you for taking even a short amount of time to respond to that [bait?]!

Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration, when it would have been unseemly and impolitic to ram through partisan legislation.

/ I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?


Actually it was the second six months, not the first. Norm Coleman kept appealing the recount to keep Al Franken out of the Senate until July 2009, Ted Kennedy died a month later, and his temporary replacement was only in office until Scott Brown defeated that Yankees fan who phoned in her campaign.

And even then, Joe Lieberman and the blue dog Democrats were part of their delegation of 60.
 
2012-06-23 11:24:14 PM  

randomjsa: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 640x420]

full size

And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.


This coming from the guy who hoped democrats die in terrorist attacks for disagreeing with anything Glorious King George W Jesus believed was right. Hilarious. Its really cute how you believe your hatred of everyone to the left of you is somehow justified...no wait, its pathetic. Now go back to being your usual post-and-run cowardly self.
 
2012-06-23 11:27:15 PM  

TheBigJerk: No, actually it's just because Lincoln was the last Republican that everyone liked that they can lay claim to. They could go for Trust-bustin' Teddy except they LIKE giant corporate conglomerates and destroying the environment now.


I would say "why not Eisenhower" but I guess that's the same issue as Roosevelt. Kinda hard to find a match for the current GOP's escalation from hawkish to straight-up serial killer mentality in history outside of Lincoln. I mean, there's Jackson but he was before Republicanism was a thing.

Lincoln's also convenient because he's a pretty close policy cousin to GW Bush, which makes certain arguments easier.

//Sadly, I made the mistake of studying real history 'n shiat, so I'm not part of the Everybody that likes Lincoln. I don't have a personal hatred for the guy or anything, but he was authoritarian to the verge of nearly turning the half of the country he controlled into a military Junta and a number of his decisions were borderline incompetent at best.
 
2012-06-23 11:28:00 PM  

King Something: runcible spork: King Something: Jonathan Hohensee:

[snipped]

Bravo to you for taking even a short amount of time to respond to that [bait?]!

Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration, when it would have been unseemly and impolitic to ram through partisan legislation.

/ I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?

Actually it was the second six months, not the first. Norm Coleman kept appealing the recount to keep Al Franken out of the Senate until July 2009, Ted Kennedy died a month later, and his temporary replacement was only in office until Scott Brown defeated that Yankees fan who phoned in her campaign.

And even then, Joe Lieberman and the blue dog Democrats were part of their delegation of 60.


People who complain about nothing getting done during the very brief Democratic super-majority are either willfully ignorant or don't understand how the Democrats are not a unified party like the Republicans.
 
2012-06-23 11:30:05 PM  
I like how golden and white the central character of the painting is, and how Obama is like "Oh no!"
 
2012-06-23 11:35:31 PM  

themadtupper: intelligent comment below: randomjsa: And next week some liberal will sneeringly point out how they have their patriotism questioned and I'll remember that picture, and chuckle.

Feel free to cry and howl about Bush but don't post pictures that include our military portrayed as some kind of evil bunch of jack booted thugs killing civilians and expect us to actually take you seriously when you start crying because somebody accurately called you unpatriotic.


You sound mad bro. Maybe you should walk out of your forward operating base and shoot up a few Afghanis to relieve some stress.

What an Afghani might look like:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x268]

What an Afghan pointing at Afghanis might look like:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x297]



I love playing semantics!

Afghani may refer to:

Afghan afghani, official currency of Afghanistan.
An Afghan, a person or thing of, from, or related to Afghanistan
The Pashto language, which is also referred to as Afghani or Afghani language
Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, a Muslim nationalist and modernist in the late 19th century
 
2012-06-23 11:35:46 PM  

runcible spork: Also, even without factoring in the Independents, as a general rule there's too much diversity (especially including red (?) dog (blue-dog?) democrats) for them to ever vote in lockstep fashion.


I had this discussion with some people. One of the key factors that makes it easier to get lockstep from the GOP these days is that all they want to do is NOTHING. When you're dealing with people that actually want to do something, but aren't completely in agreement on exactly how to do it, it shows up as not being on the same page.

Ex) 7 people at a house. "What should we do tonight?" one of them asks. Three say they don't want to do anything, two say they want to see a movie, and two say they want to go to a bar. Who wins the vote? The people that want to do nothing, even though the number of people that want to do something outnumber them 4-3.

And before some f*cking troll comes back with "durr, then the two that want to see the movie should see the movie, two go to the bar, and everyone happy duurrrr." it's just an example, and we can't do that with legislation.
 
2012-06-23 11:36:38 PM  

Jim_Callahan: I don't have a personal hatred for the guy or anything, but he was authoritarian to the verge of nearly turning the half of the country he controlled into a military Junta and a number of his decisions were borderline incompetent at best.



Yeah, the nerve of that guy for reacting to the Confederacy taking up arms against the Constitution and the states.
 
2012-06-23 11:36:55 PM  
I've finally figured out who the Empowered Man looks like, and it's terrifying.

www1.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2012-06-23 11:37:57 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 11:38:39 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Sadly, I made the mistake of studying real history 'n shiat


So you're one of them edgucated libural elitists then? Why you hate Murika, whie?
 
2012-06-23 11:39:50 PM  
I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

ttoes.files.wordpress.com

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc
 
2012-06-23 11:40:48 PM  

verbaltoxin: King Something: runcible spork: King Something: Jonathan Hohensee:

[snipped]

Bravo to you for taking even a short amount of time to respond to that [bait?]!

Also, that democratic filibuster-proof majority was in the first six months of the administration, when it would have been unseemly and impolitic to ram through partisan legislation.

/ I wonder if the Cash-for-Clunkers had any effect on overall automobile emissions?

Actually it was the second six months, not the first. Norm Coleman kept appealing the recount to keep Al Franken out of the Senate until July 2009, Ted Kennedy died a month later, and his temporary replacement was only in office until Scott Brown defeated that Yankees fan who phoned in her campaign.

And even then, Joe Lieberman and the blue dog Democrats were part of their delegation of 60.

People who complain about nothing getting done during the very brief Democratic super-majority are either willfully ignorant or don't understand how the Democrats are not a unified party like the Republicans.


Hence my mentioning of Lieberman and the blue dogs.

The Democrats would need to have something like 67 seats in order to be able to get the 60 votes necessary to allow their bills to come up for an up-or-down vote. Which means that unless the Democrats retake the House, sweep the Senate side of the election and Obama wins reelection, there's still gonna be some partisan gridlock until at least 2014.

/at least Lieberman's not running for reelection
//he got kicked out of the party he founded when he got primaried by the Democrats in either 2006 or 2000
 
2012-06-23 11:42:12 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: runcible spork: Also, even without factoring in the Independents, as a general rule there's too much diversity (especially including red (?) dog (blue-dog?) democrats) for them to ever vote in lockstep fashion.

I had this discussion with some people. One of the key factors that makes it easier to get lockstep from the GOP these days is that all they want to do is NOTHING. When you're dealing with people that actually want to do something, but aren't completely in agreement on exactly how to do it, it shows up as not being on the same page.

Ex) 7 people at a house. "What should we do tonight?" one of them asks. Three say they don't want to do anything, two say they want to see a movie, and two say they want to go to a bar. Who wins the vote? The people that want to do nothing, even though the number of people that want to do something outnumber them 4-3.

And before some f*cking troll comes back with "durr, then the two that want to see the movie should see the movie, two go to the bar, and everyone happy duurrrr." it's just an example, and we can't do that with legislation.



Reminds me trying to get everyone to decide on a restaurant. Some people first claim "anything" then finally the vote comes up and they deny everything. They're future senators for sure.
 
2012-06-23 11:42:13 PM  
"Sticking the Constitution up your butt does not make you an Empowered Man."

worthopedia.s3.amazonaws.com

/ kinky
 
2012-06-23 11:42:41 PM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


The one in TFA is mediocre at best, and certainly not iconic.
 
2012-06-23 11:43:40 PM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc



How is it any different? Well for starters it's not just an artistic representation of a candidate with his slogan.
 
2012-06-23 11:45:27 PM  

Dalrint: Why is the guy from Silent Hill stealing the constitution?


You see that guy right behind The Constitution? Pyramid Head. That's why his face is covered.
 
2012-06-23 11:46:28 PM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.
 
2012-06-23 11:47:41 PM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc




Here's one:

Because one is explicitly campaign material, makes no pretensions to "art," and does not have confused and shaky ideological and philosophical symbolism.
 
2012-06-23 11:52:05 PM  

gimmegimme: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.


You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.
 
2012-06-23 11:52:53 PM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


It's the same as the difference between a 99 cent hamburger from McDonald's and one of those 5-pound bacon and cheese smothered behemoth burgers from the place where the waitresses dress like nurses.
 
2012-06-23 11:54:18 PM  

Great_Milenko: DamnYankees: Who the hell is that person to the right of Lincoln and Reagan? Is that supposed to be Washington? And who is that kneeling down? Pat Robertson in a wig?

All the answers ye seek are contained within

My favorite part is Calvin Coolidge.


Well that's just amazing. By which I mean I want to pull my eyes out.
 
2012-06-23 11:54:29 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Jim_Callahan: Sadly, I made the mistake of studying real history 'n shiat

So you're one of them edgucated libural elitists then? Why you hate Murika, whie?



The correct spelling is "edjumicated."

Don't Troll Me Bro!:
I had this discussion with some people. One of the key factors that makes it easier to get lockstep from the GOP these days is that all they want to do is NOTHING. When you're dealing with people that actually want to do something, but aren't completely in agreement on exactly how to do it, it shows up as not being on the same page.

Ex) 7 people at a house. "What should we do tonight?" one of them asks. Three say they don't want to do anything, two say they want to see a movie, and two say they want to go to a bar. Who wins the vote? The people that want to do nothing, even though the number of people that want to do something outnumber them 4-3.

And before some f*cking troll comes back with "durr, then the two that want to see the movie should see the movie, two go to the bar, and everyone happy duurrrr." it's just an example, and we can't do that with legislation.


What kills me is that the Republicans (in government) are so arrogant as to tout their obstructionist agenda. No pretense whatsoever of cooperation, compromise, rational discussion, et cetera. And, by inference, intelligence. Perhaps it's effective and intelligent or clever in that respect, but it isn't "intelligent."
 
2012-06-23 11:54:35 PM  

Death_Poot: You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.


So who are you voting for in the upcoming election?
 
2012-06-23 11:55:15 PM  
"The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true"

This is true for both sides..................tell a lie often enough, and it will be believed. We on both sides are being played for fools.
 
2012-06-23 11:55:49 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I've finally figured out who the Empowered Man looks like, and it's terrifying.

[www1.pictures.zimbio.com image 360x240]


O'Keefe looks more feminine, IMO...
i860.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 11:56:12 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I've finally figured out who the Empowered Man looks like, and it's terrifying.


Smeagol?
 
2012-06-23 11:56:30 PM  

verbaltoxin: People who complain about nothing getting done during the very brief Democratic super-majority are either willfully ignorant or don't understand how the Democrats are not a unified party like the Republicans


WHAT. But I've been assured by both trolls and idiots that it is the DEMONCRATS that are the unified party that brokes no dissent while the republcians are the big open tent that llows everyone and that anyone who says otherwise is a libtard or a phino.
 
2012-06-23 11:56:36 PM  
That took two months to finish? I wonder how long he spent on her upper lip?
 
2012-06-23 11:56:42 PM  

Ringshadow: Death_Poot: You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.

So who are you voting for in the upcoming election?


I honestly don't know, probably my cat.......
 
2012-06-23 11:57:12 PM  

Death_Poot: gimmegimme: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.

You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.



Death_Poot, please pick one of the other responses to reply to. You know, one of those that actually addressed your request?
 
2012-06-23 11:58:51 PM  
Why is Captan Kangaroo kneeling in that painting?
 
2012-06-23 11:58:58 PM  

Death_Poot: Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.



Oh great, another Fark Independent "Both sides are bad" troll
 
2012-06-23 11:59:05 PM  

Death_Poot: gimmegimme: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.

You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.


Democrats want to make out with your girlfriend. Republicans want to kidnap your mother and your wife in the middle of the night and sell them to a rich Middle Eastern sheik and strap you into a chair so they can force you to watch every step they take into sex slavery. All the while, Republicans are tossing softballs at your scrotum and force-feeding you deep-fried Snickers bars so they will get more entertainment out of chaining you to a treadmill that provides electricity to the fark machine your daughter is strapped into.

I'm going to go with the Democrats.
 
2012-06-24 12:00:08 AM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


It's like a fun contest. I'll give it a try:

One of them is a picture of a candidate and a one word slogan. The message seems to be "vote for Barack Obama for change."

The other is a picture of an everyman holding the Constitution in one hand, and a stack of money in the other hand, while some presidents stand behind him applauding, cheering, and praying, and other presidents recoil in horror and look down in shame. The message seems to be "Respect the Constitution and you'll make a lot of money while making the good presidents happy and making the bad presidents horrified and ashamed."

/9/10
 
2012-06-24 12:01:09 AM  

runcible spork: Death_Poot: gimmegimme: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.

You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.

Death_Poot, please pick one of the other responses to reply to. You know, one of those that actually addressed your request?


I did specifically address his request. I will admit that I embellished a little because I'm getting the feeling that Death Poot doesn't read many opinions that conflict with his own.
 
2012-06-24 12:04:05 AM  

Death_Poot: gimmegimme: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

This one is easy. The Republicans are hell-bent on dismantling the country and selling it to the highest bidder. For over a decade, they have subverted elections and continually disregarded the spirit of the representative republic we inherited.

The paintings in question are indicative of the kind of person who has never ever thought about anything ever and has never cracked a book and doesn't care whether or not what he believes is true. The Obama image is not evil, twisted propaganda that appeals to racists and the feeble-minded. It's an example of the simple and traditional "vote for me" imagery most candidates employ.

You're still talking from political perspective.....apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference

Also, regarding your first sentence, you are drinking the koolaid.....the D's and R's are both sides of the same coin....we are being played for suckers.


You didn't ask him to be non-political, bring those goalposts back
 
2012-06-24 12:07:19 AM  

gimmegimme: runcible spork:

I did specifically address his request. I will admit that I embellished a little because I'm getting the feeling that Death Poot doesn't read many opinions that conflict with his own.



Sorry, I dispensed with subtlety to point out that D_P chose the only response (from quite a few) that made it somewhat easy to pick at. And he worked on it more than once, still ignoring the others.
 
2012-06-24 12:10:33 AM  

runcible spork: gimmegimme: runcible spork:

I did specifically address his request. I will admit that I embellished a little because I'm getting the feeling that Death Poot doesn't read many opinions that conflict with his own.

Sorry, I dispensed with subtlety to point out that D_P chose the only response (from quite a few) that made it somewhat easy to pick at. And he worked on it more than once, still ignoring the others.


I'm sorry, too. I'm in an ornery mood. The many other responses to his exceedingly silly question were much more restrained and intelligent.

Hey, Death Poot. Why not respond to the others who rose to the challenge you issued?
 
2012-06-24 12:11:31 AM  
Did anyone else explore the rest of his art? Lots of LDS stuff. As someone mentioned before or inferred it does seem as if he has some ADS going on, or perhaps, and since this IS the politics tab I will put it out there, some Romney Like Programing was involved. It has been mentioned time and time again that Romney's indifferent behavior is common with members of the LDS Church. By extension that would explain this guy, his art and his rather verbose explanations of his art as well as his answers to any perceived criticism that he may face regarding it. He claims that he has no political message and I believe that he honestly believes it in the same way that a blind person believes that the only color in the world is "darkness," that's what he has been led to believe all his life therefore it must be true, and anyone that doesn't believe the same, well there is something wrong with them.
 
2012-06-24 12:12:13 AM  

Garble: AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?


That escaped me too.

Because only wealthy people are the *real* Americans.

This was my best guess. ?
 
2012-06-24 12:17:42 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Garble: AeAe: Why is the guy holding a big wad of cash? The Constitution on one hand and a big wad of cash in the other?

That escaped me too.

Because only wealthy people are the *real* Americans.

This was my best guess. ?


Maybe those were tips from the ex-Presidents around him?
 
2012-06-24 12:19:51 AM  

Death_Poot: ...apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference.



If you honestly cannot discern a difference other than that between the two, then I'm afraid you lack subtlety in a variety of areas: formal expression, representation, composition, purpose, etc.

scruffy1: ... He claims that he has no political message and I believe that he honestly believes it in the same way that a blind person believes that the only color in the world is "darkness," that's what he has been led to believe all his life therefore it must be true, and anyone that doesn't believe the same, well there is something wrong with them.



C'mon, even a blind person with a smidgen on awareness is able to appreciate that just because they are physically unable to perceive something that is eminently provable doesn't mean that they can't accept its objective veracity. Unless... did you mean a blind person deprived of contact with sighted people?
 
2012-06-24 12:21:31 AM  
So I posted on this douchebag's Facebook, telling him that he's like Norman Rockwell reborn...without any taste, grace or human decency. I suggest y'all take a moment to stop by his Facebook page and let him know what you think of his art as well.
 
2012-06-24 12:22:02 AM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


I love how conservatives like to perpetuate the myth that they're called racist for anything other than racism.
 
2012-06-24 12:23:56 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc

It's like a fun contest. I'll give it a try:

One of them is a picture of a candidate and a one word slogan. The message seems to be "vote for Barack Obama for change."

The other is a picture of an everyman holding the Constitution in one hand, and a stack of money in the other hand, while some presidents stand behind him applauding, cheering, and praying, and other presidents recoil in horror and look down in shame. The message seems to be "Respect the Constitution and you'll make a lot of money while making the good presidents happy and making the bad presidents horrified and ashamed."

/9/10


One is of Barack Obama and features his slogan. The other has a bunch of zombies factored in for some unfathomable reason.
 
2012-06-24 12:24:00 AM  
Fark that stupid shiat...check out the Kate Upton jiggly bikini clips in the same article!!!
 
2012-06-24 12:29:58 AM  

I Browse: My rebuttal:


[celebrity-photos.elliottback.com image 450x577]


Meh, there have been better (evoking Kennedy):

img171.imageshack.us

Still the same idea, though: ideals through bad art. Example 1:

img205.imageshack.us

For all the idiots glomming onto this guy's paintings, 50 million more looked at that and thought Obama was going to "change the world."

Idiots abound.
 
2012-06-24 12:31:40 AM  
Man, Norman Rockwell really needs to stop snorting lines of pixie sticks and crushed cialis off Rush's flaccid cock.
 
2012-06-24 12:38:13 AM  

skepticultist: So I posted on this douchebag's Facebook, telling him that he's like Norman Rockwell reborn...without any taste, grace or human decency. I suggest y'all take a moment to stop by his Facebook page and let him know what you think of his art as well.


You sure showed him.
 
2012-06-24 12:38:57 AM  

Lsherm: I Browse: My rebuttal:


[celebrity-photos.elliottback.com image 450x577]

Meh, there have been better (evoking Kennedy):

[img171.imageshack.us image 509x639]

Still the same idea, though: ideals through bad art. Example 1:

[img205.imageshack.us image 300x449]

For all the idiots glomming onto this guy's paintings, 50 million more looked at that and thought Obama was going to "change the world."

Idiots abound.


Imagine what could happen if Republicans ditched their literal and stated goal of preventing the President from improving the country and economy!

I'm not kidding....they literally put money and politics over the country they claim to care about but clearly don't.
 
2012-06-24 12:40:51 AM  
King Something: Most of the people who oppose "Obamacare" only oppose the "Obama" part and are in favor of its provisions, such as being able to keep your kids on your health plan until they turn 26 and not having coverage deined due to pre-existing conditions.



Bears repeating. IIRC way back when this cut-off-nose-to-spite-face backlash started erupting, there was a poll where people were asked one by one the main provisions of Obamacare... then asked if they supported Obamacare. Funny thing, you know... lots and lots of people who said they supported each individual provision (or a majority) went crazy when they were put all together.

The administration *REALLY* let that get away from them and now it's too damn late.

Then again, they should've held out for the single effing pay option too.

But the on-insurance-until-26 is helping out a large, large number of young folks who aren't terribly likely to get insurance at whatever crappy job they manage to find in this economy (usually while still in school with aid going way down). Better yet are those who are starting their own businesses because they have a safety net as far as insurance goes and have a little bit of breathing room.

When you spend all your time at a job you hate but that gives you benefits, it's hard to nurture that entrepreneurial spirit that people keep giving BS lines about nurturing and attracting. F--k, it's hard to find the time and impossible to totally dedicate yourself to it if you're worried about ending up in the ER and having to declare bankruptcy.
 
2012-06-24 12:40:57 AM  

taxandspend: Osama Bin Laden is dead. Gays can serve in the military without fear of being kicked out. The economy is recovering. That's all the change I need for one term. Would have had more if not for the party of no.


Yes, but everything isn't perfect yet so he's a failure and those millions of millions of strawmen people I can't cite right now who thought he was a wizard look foolish.
 
2012-06-24 12:46:20 AM  
So lack of pic posting leads to alts.
 
2012-06-24 12:49:03 AM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


The difference is one is supposed to be a positive message about getting America working again, and the other is supposed to be a negative message about how much Obama hates the Constitution.

Another big difference is that this is only one in a SERIES of paintings about how much Obama hates the Constitution.
 
2012-06-24 12:51:53 AM  

puffy999: The funniest thing about that picture is that the man is holding dollar bills.

I bet you could take the talented, albeit insane, man who makes this art and back him into a logical corner within two seconds.


One thing I would love to ask him in person:

"In your most famous painting (with Jesus and the Constitution), your website says when you hover the mouse over Thomas Jefferson that he intended the 'wall of separation between Church and State' that he wrote about to be taken as a wall that only blocks the government from controlling or interfering with religion, not the other way around.

"Okay, you're an artist, right? Here's a blank piece of paper. Draw a sketch of this wall (not door, gate, turnstile, ramp, or whatever: Jefferson specifically called it a wall! Double-you, Aye, Ell, Ell, wall!) that could've been constructed using any technology that Jefferson would've known about, that blocks passage only from one side to the other, but freely allows passage in the opposite direction."
 
2012-06-24 12:52:41 AM  

runcible spork: Death_Poot: ...apart from the obama painting being adopted as a campaign tool, there is no difference.

If you honestly cannot discern a difference other than that between the two, then I'm afraid you lack subtlety in a variety of areas: formal expression, representation, composition, purpose, etc.

scruffy1: ... He claims that he has no political message and I believe that he honestly believes it in the same way that a blind person believes that the only color in the world is "darkness," that's what he has been led to believe all his life therefore it must be true, and anyone that doesn't believe the same, well there is something wrong with them.

C'mon, even a blind person with a smidgen on awareness is able to appreciate that just because they are physically unable to perceive something that is eminently provable doesn't mean that they can't accept its objective veracity. Unless... did you mean a blind person deprived of contact with sighted people?


Yes I shoulda specified that part.
 
2012-06-24 12:56:31 AM  

skepticultist: So I posted on this douchebag's Facebook, telling him that he's like Norman Rockwell reborn...without any taste, grace or human decency. I suggest y'all take a moment to stop by his Facebook page and let him know what you think of his art as well.


To what end? It wouldn't make me feel better and if I were him I'd say 'Sorry, I cant hear you over the large piles of money being dumped in my lap.'

Like I've said, hating Democrats is one of the most profitable ventures out there.
 
2012-06-24 12:57:42 AM  

Fista-Phobia: So lack of pic posting leads to alts.


www.empireonline.com

Alts lead to confusion...

Confusion leads to fear...

Fear leads to erectile dysfunction...

Erectile dysfunction is the path to the dark side.
 
2012-06-24 12:59:35 AM  
I'm the libiest lib that ever libed and I think that a collection of those would be an interesting cover for my walls. I'd get a good background color for the walls and hang them up. They'd make great discussion pieces when we have guests over.

I don't know if I'd have 'Obama burning the Constitution' or 'Jesus Holding the Constitution' above my TV/faux-fireplace and, thus, my centerpiece.
 
2012-06-24 01:05:21 AM  
I like this one it's like a where's waldo, except you find the brown guy (who's not Obama).
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2012-06-24 01:07:24 AM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know...



Also:

img205.imageshack.us25.media.tumblr.com

That's another critical difference. Has to do with purpose and use.
 
2012-06-24 01:08:37 AM  

gimmegimme: Fista-Phobia: So lack of pic posting leads to alts.

[www.empireonline.com image 355x400]

Alts lead to confusion...

Confusion leads to fear...

Fear leads to erectile dysfunction...

Erectile dysfunction is the path to the dark side.


But I promise I'll return to complete my training!
 
2012-06-24 01:09:29 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-24 01:10:25 AM  
img716.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-24 01:13:01 AM  

Rich Cream: [img716.imageshack.us image 494x457]


HA!
 
2012-06-24 01:14:01 AM  

ultraholland: Rashnu: I'm guessing Obama put these people in chains just to protect that chicken from getting brutally f*cked.

what the hell are Kim Jong-il and Dinnerjacket doing back there?


It's to show that Obama is a Communist Islamofascist Royalist (saw a Saudi royal in there as well).
 
2012-06-24 01:14:51 AM  

runcible spork: Death_Poot: I just want to know...

Also:

[img205.imageshack.us image 50x75][25.media.tumblr.com image 93x75]

That's another critical difference. Has to do with purpose and use.



Whoops, used a "HOPE" version instead of the "CHANGE" version in the original comment. Doesn't matter, that would have been legible too. And just imagine if I'd resized them to the same area rather than height!
 
2012-06-24 01:19:18 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Jim_Callahan: Sadly, I made the mistake of studying real history 'n shiat

So you're one of them edgucated libural elitists then? Why you hate Murika, whie?


To be fair, before I started hanging out here I always assumed that basic civics and a working knowledge of at least US history pre-WW2 was standard. So I'm really only evaluating my education as thorough in context, not claiming to be a master historian or anything.

But, yeah, I have the PhD (albeit not in liberal arts) and am a registered Democrat and a de facto Rochdale Socialist (not the same as Marxism, which is what's usually used to mark the "far left").

intelligent comment below: Yeah, the nerve of that guy for reacting to the Confederacy taking up arms against the Constitution and the states.


Forgive me for not being particularly fond of a guy that literally sent the army to burn down a number of newspapers that published negative opinion pieces on his administration. Or praising the brilliant policy of not really coordinating war strategy at the national level and leaving it to a dozen generals to ad lib, extending the war for years longer than it should have lasted, and then finally settling on the guy that essentially threw bodies into the meat grinder until they jammed it to do the final push.

I know Lincoln was there when the stuff ended and got some PR bonus points for dying in office, but frankly the north mostly won the war in spite of his administration, not because of.
 
2012-06-24 01:20:39 AM  

Fista-Phobia: Rich Cream: [img716.imageshack.us image 494x457]

HA!


I don't get it.

There is no spoon?
 
2012-06-24 01:21:09 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Zmog: I wanna know what that guy has in his pocket. Looks like he shoved a daily wage's worth of cheeseburgers in there. Or possibly a bunch of ferrets.

The Empowered Man

He represents every man, woman and child of every color and creed who is an American. Like you and me, he hopes for a better life, to find the American dream of happiness and prosperity. But now, because of unconstitutional acts imposed upon the American people by our government we stand on the precipice of disaster. What will his opportunities be in the future? Will he ever have a chance to realize the American Dream?

Yes! He has got off his bench, ripped the Constitution out from under the feet of Obama and holds it up to the world. He is empowered to save our nation.

How? He understands the Constitution and liberties and laws therein. He also carries a Bible in his right coat pocket. He knows from where his true empowerment comes.


Thats hilarious, because a good chunk of the 10 commandments are incompatible with the US Constitution, and many of whats left are meant for the states to handle.
 
2012-06-24 01:25:08 AM  

vygramul: Fista-Phobia: Rich Cream: [img716.imageshack.us image 494x457]

HA!

I don't get it.

There is no spoon?


It's all ball bearings nowadays.
 
2012-06-24 01:25:56 AM  

Jim_Callahan: To be fair, before I started hanging out here I always assumed that basic civics and a working knowledge of at least US history pre-WW2 was standard. So I'm really only evaluating my education as thorough in context, not claiming to be a master historian or anything.


You'll be pleased to know that a knowledge of US history post-WW2 is also also non-standard for most Americans
 
2012-06-24 01:32:25 AM  

Lsherm:
For all the idiots glomming onto this guy's paintings, 50 million more looked at that and thought Obama was going to "change the world."

Idiots abound.


Actually, most of us looked at the opposition and recoiled in abject horror.
 
2012-06-24 01:32:38 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Why would Wall Street and socialist organization support the same dude?


Because socialist policies benefit the top 0.01%
 
2012-06-24 01:34:07 AM  
Wait... so all I have to do is paint some moronic shiat that will appeal the baser instincts of conservatives and slap a huge price tag on it and I'll be rich? hmmm... might just have to do that.
 
2012-06-24 01:35:18 AM  

vygramul: Fista-Phobia: Rich Cream: [img716.imageshack.us image 494x457]

HA!

I don't get it.

There is no spoon?


Or there's that article about the secret service taking away cutlery before he appeared at a function today.
 
2012-06-24 01:39:40 AM  

Lsherm: For all the idiots glomming onto this guy's paintings, 50 million more looked at that and thought Obama was going to "change the world."

Idiots abound.



Who would have thought Republicans obstructing government makes sure nothing get done?
 
2012-06-24 01:42:11 AM  

Paul Baumer: Do we have freedom when half the country pays taxes to support the other half?

I know it's just a talking point but lord that one trolls me proper every time. I guess children, retirees, housewives and the disabled need to start paying taxes and so this chump can skimp on his share.


Pesky facts and figures.
 
2012-06-24 01:42:32 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Lsherm:
For all the idiots glomming onto this guy's paintings, 50 million more looked at that and thought Obama was going to "change the world."

Idiots abound.

Actually, most of us looked at the opposition and recoiled in abject horror.


Agreed. For some of us Obama wasn't the answer. He was just the choice that wasn't nearly as bad. It will be like that in November.
 
2012-06-24 01:43:35 AM  

Death_Poot: I just want to know, how is that any different from this, except for your political perspective:

[ttoes.files.wordpress.com image 640x909]

Go on, give me a rational, non emotional, non name calling explanation, without calling me racist, etc


That picture one is iconic. This isn't. Observe it's simplicity in comparison to the maelstrom of "symbolism" in the more conservative paintings. These paintings are noisy in their subject matter, dreary in their color schemes. The morass of elements in these paintings mix together into a bland sea of grey. The Change poster is stark, high-contrast, and yet deep in emotion.

tl:dr Less is more.

/sorry, I sometimes get melodramatic when talking about art.
 
2012-06-24 01:43:56 AM  

SouthernFriedYankee: Paul Baumer: Do we have freedom when half the country pays taxes to support the other half?

I know it's just a talking point but lord that one trolls me proper every time. I guess children, retirees, housewives and the disabled need to start paying taxes and so this chump can skimp on his share.

Pesky facts and figures.


Because federal income taxes are the only taxes people pay*.


*if you are so ignorant that retarded people think you are stupid.
 
2012-06-24 01:44:06 AM  

Jim_Callahan: To be fair, before I started hanging out here I always assumed that basic civics and a working knowledge of at least US history pre-WW2 was standard.


Yeah, the internet will shatter one's faith in the human condition, that's for sure. And what's really sad is that this is the best internet forum I've found in terms of people that actually understand things, excluding professional organization websites.
 
2012-06-24 01:45:15 AM  

Mrfusticle: I'd bet my left one that the your founding fathers would hate the current Republican agitprop with the intensity of a thousand suns.
They were mostly Deists after all.


I agree.

/Deist
 
2012-06-24 01:56:47 AM  
This guy can't even follow the same damn visual metaphors.

In the first pic, the guy is ignoring the cash as he cuts free of the system. In the second pic he clearly has a stack of cash in his hands.

Perhaps he is simply illustrating the duality of nature that tea party patriots feel when cashing their social security checks, all the while biatching about the government and how evil it is.
 
2012-06-24 02:01:25 AM  

rubi_con_man: If the government can gently reduce the liquidity of the market at the point where it starts to go wrong, then strong economic growth occurs.


Ironically, the Chinese communists avoided a crash by raising interest rates a bit, but what they really did was raise the margin requirements on the banks; actually they raised them a few times during the blowing of the worldwide real estate bubble. They suffered to an extent when all the western private-central-bank countries went blooey, but because they didn't let speculation get out of hand, it didn't hurt them nearly as bad.

How sad, that communists understood this better than supposed capitalists. Then again, what we have is crony capitalism, aka corporatism. Our bunch of thieves understood it - they simply didn't care.
 
2012-06-24 02:03:09 AM  

runcible spork: And just imagine if I'd resized them to the same area rather than height!



img205.imageshack.us25.media.tumblr.com
25.media.tumblr.com

(3750 pixel2, 3864 pixel2, 3740 pixel2)


/ yes, I'm off on my own track.
 
2012-06-24 02:04:10 AM  

cman: I can't wait to see how this will be described as somehow racist. That will be fun to watch


Pathetic troll.
 
2012-06-24 02:10:31 AM  
SouthernFriedYankee: Ironically, the Chinese communists avoided a crash by raising interest rates a bit, but what they really did was raise the margin requirements on the banks; actually they raised them a few times during the blowing of the worldwide real estate bubble. They suffered to an extent when all the western private-central-bank countries went blooey, but because they didn't let speculation get out of hand, it didn't hurt them nearly as bad.

How sad, that communists understood this better than supposed capitalists. Then again, what we have is crony capitalism, aka corporatism. Our bunch of thieves understood it - they simply didn't care.


And how different is corporatism from fascism when corporations are legally empowered to practically buy government? >shudder<
 
2012-06-24 02:15:15 AM  

SouthernFriedYankee: Paul Baumer: Do we have freedom when half the country pays taxes to support the other half?

I know it's just a talking point but lord that one trolls me proper every time. I guess children, retirees, housewives and the disabled need to start paying taxes and so this chump can skimp on his share.

Pesky facts and figures.


None of which really abnegate the point - people who make little to no income but have a federal tax filing requirement aren't some cabal of freeloaders - they are simply people who make little to no income. I don't really see them as some sort of privileged class that are undertaxed to the detriment of our society. The implication of such a statement is clear though, that some folk actually believe this to be the case. Do you think taxes ought be levied on this class of people, and if so to what extent?
 
2012-06-24 02:20:01 AM  

intelligent comment below: Oh great, another Fark Independent "Both sides are bad" troll


So disagreeing with leftism makes one a troll, and eveything one says "derp."

Ok. As long as I understand your logic, and your debate skills.

I will offer concrete facts to support my position, thankyouverymuch:

Estonia I

Estonia II

Estonia III

I wish I had another example than this one country, but unfortunately, everyone else is trying the same old Keynesian stuff which is not going to work. When another country decides to get a clue, I'll let you know. You won't listen, I imagine, but I'll still let you know.
 
2012-06-24 02:24:27 AM  

runcible spork: And how different is corporatism from fascism when corporations are legally empowered to practically buy government? >shudder<


Exactly. There is no difference, but to use the word fascism conjures up images that promptly raise cries of "Godwin!!!!11!!1!"
 
2012-06-24 02:24:28 AM  

Mr.Tangent: I like this one it's like a where's waldo, except you find the brown guy (who's not Obama).
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Dude is about to hacksaw himself in the junk. Also, shouldn't someone be f*cking that chicken (rooster)?
 
2012-06-24 02:27:44 AM  
Guy's been huffing too much paint thinner.
 
2012-06-24 02:33:51 AM  

Paul Baumer: None of which really abnegate the point - people who make little to no income but have a federal tax filing requirement aren't some cabal of freeloaders - they are simply people who make little to no income. I don't really see them as some sort of privileged class that are undertaxed to the detriment of our society. The implication of such a statement is clear though, that some folk actually believe this to be the case. Do you think taxes ought be levied on this class of people, and if so to what extent?


No, not a cabal of freeloaders. However, the fact that they don't actually pay into the system means they have little to no incentive to want to see the system run in an economically responsible fashion. That's not a good state of affairs, when we're talking about close to half of the citizenry, is it?

It's not a question of wanting to tax the poor*; not only is that a rather cruel idea, but they don't have any money - that's sorta the definition of being poor, right? I've turned over in my head for a long time the question of how to keep people who aren't paying taxes from being able to have a say in how taxes are spent, as there's a complete conflict of interest there. But I haven't come up with anything even remotely feasable.

*Interestingly enough, taxing the crap out of cigarettes, fast food and so forth "because they're bad for you" hits the poor disporportionately hard, and most of the folks advocating those taxes are democrats and other self-identified progressives. I think those sorts of tax policies are also total crap.
 
2012-06-24 02:41:54 AM  
Phukking morons. How much bath salts are they consuming that makes them believe a Tea Party Romney world is going to help anyone in the United States except for those who already HAVE "theirs"?
 
2012-06-24 02:46:39 AM  

runcible spork: And how different is corporatism from fascism when corporations are legally empowered to practically buy government? >shudder<


Corporatism IS Fascism. That was Mussolini's original term for it when he organized the Italian labor force into non-competitive syndicates.
 
2012-06-24 02:47:06 AM  

No Such Agency: ActualFarkal:
RulerOfNone: Political tripe aside, this guy is a rather decent artist.

Ooh! Ooh! You know who ELSE was a rather decent artist?

/Godwinrar
//I has it

Well, except I wouldn't characterize Hitler's work as "rather decent". I'd call it technically competent but dull, lacking in any emotional or evocative component whatsoever. At most it portrays a mawkish idealized sentimentality about his country that would mirror later Nazi attitudes.

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NoSuch, I read your comment in Patrick Bateman's voice.
 
2012-06-24 02:53:45 AM  

Ishkur: runcible spork: And how different is corporatism from fascism when corporations are legally empowered to practically buy government? >shudder<

Corporatism IS Fascism. That was Mussolini's original term for it when he organized the Italian labor force into non-competitive syndicates.



I admit I'm not a political wonk (thank goodness!) and also that Wikipedia isn't the best authority, but they seem to indicate that fascism is a type of corporatism.
 
2012-06-24 02:56:47 AM