Lion of the Blogosphere

Nude George Washington in the NY Times

Some people say that there’s nothing in the NY Times worth reading, but the article about a nude statue of George Washington demonstrates that there’s a lot of good stuff in there.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 27, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Posted in Art

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  1. This maybe OK in France, but is insulting to the American Nation. This opportunity should be used to demolish the statue.

    Yakov

    April 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    • Since you’re from Russia, you tend to like gov’ts that are nationalistic and racially aware. French Speaking Canada is the only place in North America which is run like a Franco Spain. White French Canadians who are the majority do not want non-Whites to integrate into their society and they make it clear.

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/chinese-student-quebec-french-test-1.4087766

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/racialized-international-students-targeted-by-quebec-government-language-probe-group-says-1.4075012

      Why do the Chinese want to become French Canadian Citizens? They have no good reasons.

      JS

      April 28, 2017 at 12:23 am

      • France and French culture and history have a charm, even I feel it. This is why the Chinese are pulled to it. This is very simple. There is something incredibly exciting about French Foreign Legion. Sometimes I wish that I’d served in it.

        Yakov

        April 28, 2017 at 9:07 am

      • He should be in America, simply because of his occupation. How much does a mechanic make in French Speaking Canada? Peanuts!!!

        The Chinese guy loves French culture? He has a prole occupation, the type job that you would stamp with an approval. He needs to emigrate to the United States where he will make a lot more $$$ fixing cars.

        JS

        April 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      • French Speaking Canada is the only place in North America which is run like a Franco Spain.

        It’s true. And the rest of Anglo Canada is too gutless to burn that province to the ground the way the Germans would.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      • Anglo Canada is a lesser America sharing the same pathologies, stemming from our favorite topics.

        JS

        April 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      • JS, for once, made a worthwhile comment.

        I think Yakov has finally gotten through to him.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  2. Bizarre and perverse.

    Roli

    April 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm

  3. It’s kind of click baity. You only see three paragraphs in that they say it was a preliminary model for a clothed statue and halfway through the article that it says that Washington didn’t even model for it.

    Magnavox

    April 27, 2017 at 9:59 pm

  4. The Frick is an outstanding museum. One of the finest and definitely one of the most overlooked in New York.

    Two in the Bush

    April 28, 2017 at 1:16 am

    • It’s not overlooked. It’s small and it represents a small collection from a private individual like the one belonging to JP Morgan.

      JS

      April 28, 2017 at 9:39 am

  5. Apparently the NYT like burning the American flag as well. A few years ago their journalists and editors got together to burn the flag in an office initiation ceremony according to a source I have there.

    The Philosopher

    April 28, 2017 at 5:17 am

  6. NYT, Economist, WAPO, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, Comcast, Univision, DIsney.

    What country is their favourite country in the whole world. A world where they beleive other nations should not have countries.

    The Philosopher

    April 28, 2017 at 5:18 am

    • Necromancy should be illegal.

      The Philosopher

      April 28, 2017 at 5:19 am

  7. How much longer can the slave-owning father of our once white country hang on in monument and legend? I would not be surprised if the great obelisk on the Mall were taken away from Washington and awarded to Michelle Obama.

    Mark Caplan

    April 28, 2017 at 7:20 am

    • Yes, and don’t forget the racist name of the city in which that racist monument stands. I’m thinking Feinstein, DC would be a more inclusive name for the capital city of an inclusive nation. Or Trayvon, DC perhaps?

      Two in the Bush

      April 28, 2017 at 11:03 am

  8. We need to talk about Trump’s first 100 days.

    From a legislative perspective, Trump has accomplished nothing whatsoever in his first 100 days. But keep in mind that Trump’s legislative goals so far were Obamacare repeal and tax reform, two things that never had any chance of getting through this Congress. And while it is true he doesn’t have the Wall money yet, he is extremely likely to get it in the next budget.

    Obama was never ever able to get anything through Congress after Obamacare. It is growing increasingly hard to move legislation through our dysfunctional system.

    And that’s okay. On immigration, foreign policy and trade, Trump does not need to pass legislation to implement his agenda. And he has done an excellent job on those three issues in his first 100 days and I believe the next 100 days will be even better.

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 28, 2017 at 7:38 am

    • If you are blinded by your hatred of Mexicans and Muslims, then the Trump presidency is doing great.

      Trump will let Republicans in Congress steal your retirement benefits to give tax cuts to his family and the super rich.

      Trump will let Republicans in Congress take away your health care so you die younger, then they can redistribute the Social Security benefits they save to the wealthy.

      The US spends almost twice as much per person on health care as most European countries, but our life expectancy is worse. Why is that? Partly it is because doctors are paid more in the US and we pay more for drugs in the US, but a large part of the problem is the difference between the health care afforded to the rich and poor. Life expectancy for wealthy Americans is about the same as life expectancy for wealthy Europeans, but the life expectancy of poor Americans is far worse than the life expectancy of poor Europeans. Before Obamacare, healthcare for the poor and working class was far worse in the US then other wealthy countries.

      Trump and the Republican Congress want to make that worse. They want to strip away more health care from the poor. They don’t just want to repeal Obamacare and go back to the system before, they want to make large cuts to the Medicaid system that existed before Obamacare.

      The sooner unemployed factory worker die, the sooner the government can stop paying them unemployment, welfare and retirement benefits. This means larger tax cuts for wealthy.

      This may not be what Trump things he is doing, but Trump does not know anything about policy. He just wants to sign Republican laws that come out of Congress. We have already seen what Republicans in Congress want to do to the the American healthcare system and Trump enthusiastically supported it.

      mikeca

      April 28, 2017 at 10:13 am

      • You don’t know if life expectancy is worse here. First you’d have to factor out blacks, with their gang activity and junk food obesity.

        Marty

        April 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      • I don’t mind red state proles dying earlier. If Trump needs to steal some from middle class, so be it.

        Wt

        April 29, 2017 at 2:03 am

      • Blacks and Mexicans eat horribly, but even poor whites eat more worse than poor Europeans. Portion size especially is a problem. Diet and Lifestyle are far more important factors in longevity and need to be controlled for before you can have any discussion about health care policy impacts. The two longest living populations in Europe are Ikaria, a shitty little Greek island off the coast of Turkey that has primitive health care systems and Sardinia, which isn’t much better. Sun exposure, outdoor activity, and diet seem to be the three big factors when you look at all the places people live the longest.

        PerezHBD

        April 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

      • Well-off Whites who live in the expensive liberal centers aren’t necessary eating healthier. Their fare consists of eating out most of the time. It isn’t McDonald’s for them, but most restaurant meals anywhere pack a lot calories and fats.

        JS

        April 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

      • Again, Spain is an oddball for a Western European nation. Spaniards tend to be in shape and aren’t sugar laden like the Italians and Greeks. Sweets and pastries are a big thing, especially among the Greeks.

        JS

        April 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    • But keep in mind that Trump’s legislative goals so far were Obamacare repeal and tax reform, two things that never had any chance of getting through this Congress.

      Tax reform depends on Obamacare repeal (or at least repeal of Simba-care’s taxes) so that enough money is freed up to pass tax cuts on a majority vote in the Senate.

      Repeal of Obama’s health care taxes is getting closer. The holdup is that Ryan has lost control of his caucus and can’t arm twist the moderate House Republicans into voting for the new amendment that won the endorsement of Conservative House Republicans.

      How I wish Tom Delay were Speaker instead of this pussy, Ryan.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

  9. “Trump’s immigration crackdown is well underway”: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/28/trump-immigration-crackdown-237719

    The great thing about these articles is that even if they’re exaggerated, they become self-fulfilling prophecies.

    IHTG

    April 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

    • “In essence, they’ve put fear and panic in the immigrant community” – Senator Bob Menendez. Otis will get a kick out of this.

      B.T.D.T.

      April 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      • I literally lol’d.

        Otis the Sweaty

        April 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

  10. Curle

    April 28, 2017 at 10:42 am

    • A significant percent of those was the guy in Israel phoning in bomb threats (using hard-to-trace VOIP).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      • And all the rest were committed by a Hillary supporting Black Guy. I don’t even think they’ve found one anti-Semitic “incident” that was committed by someone who wasn’t either a Jew himself or part of the Loony Left.

        PerezHBD

        April 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

  11. “Sometimes I wish that I’d served in it.”

    Who doesn’t want to die slowly in Africa?

    Francis

    April 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    • Men with warrior-adventurer-romantic-criminal genes don’t associate the French Legion with dieing in Africa.

      Yakov

      April 29, 2017 at 9:35 pm


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