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[I hereby include by reference all my previous comments about teaparty].No, seriously, let's think about this.What sort of group that pretends to oppose spending ignores a vital, fundamental issue that increases spending?What sort of group that pretends to oppose the Dems and the corrupt establishment refuses to go after the Dems and the corrupt establishment where they're weakest?We're dealing with a confluence: massively stupid people who compound their problems by being unwilling to learn anything, being led around by those who are somewhere on the continuum between being more or less crooks and being only competent at cashing checks from crooked businesses.We do need an opposition to the far-left, but we need it to be sane, mainstream, and pro-American. In other words, all the things the teapartiers aren't.
After instructing Emily Bazelon for an hour, you must be exhausted. Tomorrow is another day, said Scarlett. Sleep in peace.
Meade, is that an elm? It is hard to tell from the distance and angle. I have seen white oaks and maples have that general shape, but it is hard to get the scale of that tree from the shot.
"We do need an opposition to the far-left, but we need it to be sane, mainstream, and pro-American. In other words, all the things the teapartiers" [and their 140 million or so fellow travelers] "aren't."We really need the oh-so-sophisticated chattering classes to make some effort to understand the difference between a political party and a movement; because between the two, movements are far more powerful and much scarier.Making snarky and condescending comments about a movement is unhelpful in understanding it -- especially when the populace sympathetic to the movement is composed of (by best estimates) most Republicans, most independents, and maybe 8 percent of Democrats."We're dealing with a confluence: massively stupid people who compound their problems by being unwilling to learn anything..."You're talking about the Obama administration and its cheerleaders in the mainstream media, right?"...being led around by those who are somewhere on the continuum between being more or less crooks and being only competent at cashing checks from crooked businesses."Could you be a little more specific? Are you talking about companies? Most Americans work for companies. Most companies are run by honest people.Try again.wv: munch
I am going to "sprawl" out my toes and let this article explain why I usually wear sensible footwear,* not pointy-toed shoes.*Birkenstocks excepted.
It looks like there's a red hue to the buds. Based on that, I'll guess that this is a silver maple.
Out of respect for Theo, and concern for his serenity, I've deleted the rant. I'll save it for some other day.
The branch shapes remind me of our Flowering Crabs. Drawn Out Idea: Tags for the following nature/body categories to complement the Tree Vulva collection:--Naked/Lovely Limbs--Luxuriant/Sparse Bushes (for Peter-IronrailsIronweights)--Sexualized Stamen (needs more punch...PeniStamens?)
There's actually a little black sign with white letters attached to tree, but it's impossible to read.Judging by the size and bark, I'd go for Oak.wv; grato
... sprawl and draw out your ideas.Speaking of drawing out my ideas, I've put up a humble little online sketchbook to make use of the thousands of drawings that languish in the many, many sketchbooks, pads and tablets in my studio. I hope to post a new drawing every weekday.
palladianBeautiful work.wv: tryodsow
Thanks for sharing Palladian.I know two other artist in NYC.. with you, hopefully some day, that will make three.
"My own view is that it's an admirable but quixotic movement, the train filled with the middle class crammed in boxcars having already left for the camps."Analogy fail. People not an unarmed homogenous racial minority within a country the size of New Mexico.
Beautiful work Palladian!
Thanks Palladian. Looking forward to seeing more of you work.
Thanks LWDC for your insightful desription of tea partiers.Last time I checked I was not certifiably crazy, I am not far off the mean for mainstream, I love America (and have lived elsewhere, so I have something to compare it to) and I have been seen standing in front of our congress person's office and on the city-county plaza on more than one occasion demonstrating (cap and tax, HCR etc.). I even write letters to my Senator (which she never even acknowledges) and my congressman (who I think maybe acknowledged one?)So. Am I a teapartier? Or not.Apparently it's your call.
Looking very nice and it appears the (croci?) are about to bloom. We're a week/couple of days ahead of you here in NE OH. Get outside, breathe deep, and take in the view.Throw in a couple of puppies and maybe a couple of little kids just starting to notice the world and you've got the best show God ever made.
I'd say osage orange tree.
Funny story via Hotair:Apparently the Dems. may have accidently stripped themselves of their own health coverage in their rush to ram through their bill.I imagine, if this is true, that any filibuster by the Republicans of an attempted fix would quickly become the most popular in the history of our Republic.
@Palladian,"Samson" and "The Entombment"..some powerful stuff. Will bookmark and drop in from time to time.
Palladian, thanks. Those sketches are very good. Maybe Titus will bring out his stadium drawings?
@rhhardin: Osage organge? It looks bigger than that. @Jayne Cobb: I laughed when I read that too. If the Republicans are serious they should strip all members of Congress of health care (themselves included). Push hard on this issue because the Dems will ignore it and try to work around it.
Palladian: Thanks for sharing. Looking at some beautiful new artwork is a great way to start the day!Jayne: Can't wait to see the tap dance around that one.rh: Could an Osage orange survive a Wisconsin winter? I'm for maple.
MamaM said...The branch shapes remind me of our Flowering Crabs.Ten points - MamaM - Colgate!"Hopa" Ornamental Crabapple
Bookmarked evanizer.com/ sketchbook for daily viewing. My faves so far: "Self-Portrait" and especially "Two and One Half Lemons." Nice work.
also favorite: "George Washington On Horseback"Looks just like him.
Back to discover tree ID, collect points, look up *colgate* (yes!) and check out Palladian's sketchbook.Palladian: The surety, energy, boldness, freedom and control present in your sketches totally amazed and surprised me. Based on your avatar, I was not expecting drawings so visually strong and open. I love being blindsided by something real and good. I also appreciated the photo of the pile of sketchbooks in the site intro; physical testimony to the time and effort involved with search, discovery and expression.
Thanks for the kind words regarding my website everyone! Now to keep motivated and keep scanning!
@Meade--a crabapple? Wow, I definitely had the scale wrong. Nice looking crabapple.
Some of the Palladian looks like Kathe Kollwitz. Maybe it's just the medium.
I, too, misread the scale. For those who like tree puzzles, The Garden Professors blog offers a regular Friday puzzle.
I think it's hilarious that the teabaggers demand we not call them "Teabaggers" but they don't hesitate to call the Democratic Party the Democrat Party or Obama just about any name in the book.
Sorry, I should've said: Ten points - MamaM - Agnes Scott College!
Democrat party distinguishes the proper name from the common adjective democratic.It's disambiguating.
Thank You Rhardin...the Kathe Kollwitz mention led to my first awareness of her work. Similar intensity. Regarding Colgate...Along with the 10 points, I picked through the urban D's pot of definitions and took the 5th, "a description of something MORE than cool". Now the 1964 team from Agnes Scott--not so colgate, but I'm liking the school's goal and theme.
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