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2021-05-15 8:58:32 AM  
Probably closer to this:
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2021-05-15 9:17:08 AM  

NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.
 
2021-05-15 9:43:53 AM  
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2021-05-15 9:44:05 AM  

edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.


Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.
 
2021-05-15 9:44:09 AM  
Is this like if he was transported here from his time or if he grew up here because if it was the later he wouldn't have had the teeth issues or the smallpox marks so he would look completely different in complexion and face shape.
 
2021-05-15 9:44:54 AM  
well we know what he looked like as an 8 year old

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2021-05-15 9:45:00 AM  

edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.


Plus not that liberal compared to today (the southerners insisted on keeping their slaves), but the Tories who were King and Country worshipping wouldn't still accept a representative government.
 
2021-05-15 9:45:44 AM  
Since he grew hemp and made his own moonshine I will have to go with hipster.
 
2021-05-15 9:47:58 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Since he grew hemp and made his own moonshine I will have to go with hipster.


So he would still have a pony tail
 
2021-05-15 9:49:23 AM  
He looks like a cross between James Whitmore (The Shawshank Redemption) and someone else....still trying to figure it out.
 
2021-05-15 9:49:43 AM  
Reminds me of Charles Dance . . .
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2021-05-15 9:49:44 AM  
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He's got a Herbert from family guy look going on.


/Still won't save the British children
 
2021-05-15 9:49:51 AM  

yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.


Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.
 
2021-05-15 9:49:55 AM  
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I assume I'm not the only one who sees it....
 
2021-05-15 9:51:44 AM  
What is he was a racist killer robot?

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2021-05-15 9:52:55 AM  

GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.


And just to clarify, by 'you people', I mean the people beating this poor schtick of a dead horse.
 
2021-05-15 9:53:22 AM  

NutWrench: Reminds me of Charles Dance . . .
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Bingo!  He's a combination of James Whitmore and and Charles Dance.

Too bad George Washington didn't have Miracle-Gro for his hemp.

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2021-05-15 9:56:47 AM  

GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.


Obligatory "What do you mean you people?"
 
2021-05-15 9:56:50 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:01:54 AM  
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//not mine
 
2021-05-15 10:02:19 AM  
What would George Washington be doing if he were alive today?

Clawing desperately at the lid of his coffin.
 
2021-05-15 10:03:48 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Since he grew hemp and made his own moonshine I will have to go with hipster.


slater monologue (dazed and confused)
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2021-05-15 10:04:44 AM  

NutWrench: Reminds me of Charles Dance . . .
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Same, obviously.
 
2021-05-15 10:04:47 AM  
FTFA:

He picked Williams as a base image for his Photoshop creation after searching online for "U.S. politician" and scrolling for a bit, he said. He then combined that image with photos of Glenn Close and Michael Douglas because an article on celebrities that look like historical figures made a compelling case to him that they had a bit of Washington in them.

So this is just a mash up of several celebrities?

And then an actual historian says it's not accurate:

Coe, the political historian, said that she did not see any of the 6-foot-2-inch Washington, known to carry himself like an athlete, in the narrow shoulders. Nor does she imagine that a man who put so much effort into his hair would be photographed looking like Hardy's creation. (No, George Washington did not wear a wig, contrary to what many assume.)

Her primary objection to Hardy's image was that Washington was only 67 when he died, but in the Reddit portrait "he looks super old."


How the hell did this article get written in the first place?
 
2021-05-15 10:05:49 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:06:18 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:06:28 AM  

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i bet if you stretched that around a 3d model of a head, it would look really damn close.
 
2021-05-15 10:08:19 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.

Obligatory "What do you mean you people?"


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2021-05-15 10:09:01 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x512]

Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.

Obligatory "What do you mean you people?"


Already covered my arse there.
 
2021-05-15 10:09:19 AM  

thornhill: FTFA:

He picked Williams as a base image for his Photoshop creation after searching online for "U.S. politician" and scrolling for a bit, he said. He then combined that image with photos of Glenn Close and Michael Douglas because an article on celebrities that look like historical figures made a compelling case to him that they had a bit of Washington in them.

So this is just a mash up of several celebrities?

And then an actual historian says it's not accurate:

Coe, the political historian, said that she did not see any of the 6-foot-2-inch Washington, known to carry himself like an athlete, in the narrow shoulders. Nor does she imagine that a man who put so much effort into his hair would be photographed looking like Hardy's creation. (No, George Washington did not wear a wig, contrary to what many assume.)

Her primary objection to Hardy's image was that Washington was only 67 when he died, but in the Reddit portrait "he looks super old."

How the hell did this article get written in the first place?


Freelance gotta freelance deadlines looming gotta mine Reddit
 
2021-05-15 10:09:59 AM  

GrogSmash: bacchanalias and consequences: GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x512]

Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.

Obligatory "What do you mean you people?"

Already covered my arse there.


Got me by four minutes
 
2021-05-15 10:12:24 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:19:10 AM  

GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x512]

Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.


Crap times a million.

Americans in the 18th century were roundly ridiculed/scorned for slave holding. The evil of chattel slavery didn't just suddenly dawn on people.
 
2021-05-15 10:20:24 AM  

Petite Mel: What would George Washington be doing if he were alive today?

Clawing desperately at the lid of his coffin.


As opposed to just rolling over in it.
 
2021-05-15 10:22:20 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:22:36 AM  

phaseolus: well we know what he looked like as an 8 year old

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Wood had a great sense of humor. Love the round trees.
 
2021-05-15 10:22:48 AM  
I always thought Bernie Madoff strongly resembled George Washington.
 
2021-05-15 10:24:19 AM  

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2021-05-15 10:24:28 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:24:36 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:24:43 AM  

GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age. Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.


Except that's not true.

Many of the founding fathers were against slavery their whole lives or turned abolitionists well before 1776, and tried to end slavery in the colonies.

The American abolition movement goes back all the way to 1688. Slavery was even briefly banned in colonial Georgia in 1733.

Saying that these men were "products of their time" ignores that fact that plenty of people at the time thought slavery was immoral and should be ended - it was extensively discussed publicly the same way systemic racism is discussed today; they stuck with it because as farm owners, it was highly profitable to have free labor.
 
2021-05-15 10:28:28 AM  
America's first day President? I hope he would be looking fabulous!
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2021-05-15 10:29:03 AM  
That was an unfortunate autocorrect
 
2021-05-15 10:29:10 AM  

thornhill: they stuck with it because as farm owners, it was highly profitable to have free labor.


Slavery was one its way out because it was a money losing proposition.   Ironically a new technological development, the cotton gin, made slavery extremely profitable.
 
2021-05-15 10:33:40 AM  

yakmans_dad: GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
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Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.

Crap times a million.

Americans in the 18th century were roundly ridiculed/scorned for slave holding. The evil of chattel slavery didn't just suddenly dawn on people.


I said "'nobles' in the US"...  not the rest of the world.

No shiat slavery was condemned.  It was outlawed in the British Empire around this time.  Again, context is farking required.  But, that requires the ability to actually think about an issue instead of immediatedly frothing at the mouth.
 
2021-05-15 10:36:25 AM  
Six foot twenty, weighs a motherfarking ton.
 
2021-05-15 10:43:11 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:45:31 AM  
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2021-05-15 10:45:41 AM  

GrogSmash: yakmans_dad: edmo: NeoCortex42: Probably closer to this:
[pbs.twimg.com image 599x512]

Yeah, but he looked awfully good for his age.

Too bad he'd be considered too liberal. Imagine a guy willing to overthrow his own government to create the one conservatives insist isn't any good.

Yeah. Slave holder = "too liberal". That's just sending the Overton Window to  Mars.

Sigh... will you  people get over it?  Damn near every 'noble' in the US owned slaves in that day and age.  Yes, it was not a great time in history, but it also didn't make him a damned plantation owner with thousands of slaves he worked to death.  As I understand it, he was a reasonably liberal slave owner.

No, it does not excuse it.  But put it farking historical context.

In thirty years, the same kind of shiat will be said of our generation, for a number of reasons.


And rightly so. We, the Americans of the early 21st Century, are, in the aggregate, awful.
 
2021-05-15 10:46:31 AM  
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