November 7, 2016

"My goal with these photos was simply to document the various ways I saw people in New York City expressing themselves with respect to the 2016 presidential race."

"I don't intend these photos to express any of my own views about the candidates depicted or referenced in these images," writes my son John Althouse Cohen, posting a set of 17 photographs, here. I'm showing you 3 of them, and my choices have nothing to do with what I might think of the candidates.





54 comments:

madAsHell said...

An 8 foot tall picture of Trump? Lincoln?
I dunno. I just don't see a lot of discretionary dollars flowing to the artist.
Will he cut the price after the election?

I don't see an 8ft tall picture of Hillary.
OMG!!.....Does this mean someone already bought the Hillary picture??

traditionalguy said...

The Lord of the Isles of Manhattan has to pick the day he plans to take charge. I suggest he pick January 8, 2017 which is the 202nd anniversary of the victory won by another Scotsman who first made this country great again.

Achilles said...

Trump is clearly going to outperform Romney in every demographic by a long ways.

Will Obama and Hillary be able to herd enough illegal voters to the polls to pull it off?

buwaya said...

If I wanted to shock for the sake of being shocking - I can see that as a reasonable goal actually - and I had the wherewithal for a large Manhattan apartment, I would certainly buy the giant Trump painting. It wouldn't be long before people stopped coming to my parties though, and of course my wife would kill me, on general principles.

Cacimbo Cacimbo said...

@madashell I think the artist is blocking the view of Hillary. There appears to be a female head to the right of Obama.

I would love to know how much those sell for and who buys???

David Begley said...

Althouse's vote tomorrow will be a bellwether. The most coveted in all of Wisconsin.

As Althouse goes, so goes Wisconsin. And the Republic.

mockturtle said...

As Althouse goes, so goes Wisconsin. And the Republic.

And the world!

BudBrown said...

I walk down this one road a lot to get to Bayshore. And in the past
couple of months there have been more Trump yard signs. There use to be
maybe one. Not that I've gone all empirical but a lot of the Hilary
signs are right close to the road, the Trump signs are usually a few feet
further back.

Bad Lieutenant said...

According to Drudge, Trump is outperforming in Florida, North Carolina, and believe it or not, Colorado and New Mexico. If he's ahead in New Mexico then there's something wrong with Wisconsin if you don't go for him. This election is the king size version of Scott Walker vs. John Chisholm.

He's not crazy, he's no jerkier than average - say half the posters here - he has a long string of successes in his background, and he wants to do this job and do it right. He's not crazy, you'd be crazy not to vote for him.

That goes for all of you. He can do this. We can do this! Everybody on the fence needs to get off the fence and vote for Trump. You know it's the right thing to do. I bet Althouse votes for Trump when all is said and done. Meade and his peeps are voting for Trump.

If everybody who wants Hillary to lose votes for Donald Trump tomorrow (or before, however that works), Hillary will lose Big League, bigly, big time, with the white-hot fire of a thousand suns, or other adverb of your choice, but she will lose.

Strike a blow for freedom! Even if you're in a safe state, like CO or NM!, you still have the opportunity to punish her for all her crimes. This is your one chance to do so. Make it count.

damikesc said...

Somebody photo-shopped the living Hell out of Hillary in that piece of art.

madAsHell said...

I think the artist is blocking the view of Hillary.

Yes, I see that now, but it's not every day you see 'Hillary' and 'bought' in the same sentence......oh, wait!?!?!

buwaya said...

The (very bad) Trump portrait seems almost ideal pour epater les bohemes.

Amadeus 48 said...

What will Althouse do? The world holds its breath. Will we ever know?

Well, if I get the professor right, she might well think that it is nobody's business but hers who she votes for, that the important thing to her readers is and should be who they vote for, and that she can keep a secret. As to her reasoning, she will be quite idiosyncratic but logical in applying what she thinks is important to her vote. I believe her only two votes for Republicans for president were W in 2004 and Romney in 2012. She believed the Dems needed to take some institutional responsibility for the war(s), so she was happy to vote for Barry in 2008, particularly after McCain demonstrated how erratic he can be.

I suspect she will conclude that Trump, too, is too erratic, and although she has real reservations about HRC, neither the GOP nor the Libertarians have offered a sufficiently attractive and qualified alternative to get her vote. With at least the House in GOP hands, Althouse may well decide that HRC is the best available choice.

Do I think she will vote for Jill Stein, who has gone almost invisible on this blog? Well, maybe, but I don't see the liberty-loving Meadehouse folks going for the statist solutions offered by the Greens. And it is a wasted vote.

So I think it is Althouse for HRC.

chickelit said...

I thought Althouse already declared she was voting for McMuffin. Did something change?

MayBee said...

Dire

W.B. Picklesworth said...

I think Althouse will actually vote for Trump. She values balance. Right now, with the press and the universities and the civil service swinging so hard to the Left it's important to have a corrective. Trump is pro gay rights, and no hardliner on other social issues. Sure he's a dick. But Althouse isn't a pussy. She's not going to vote against her own analysis just because her gender has been insulted. How embarrassing would that be?

Unknown said...

Well, McMullin just came out and said that Republicans are all racist except for the ones voting for him or something. So his "I'm a conservative!!!" bit just took another blow.

There's no difference between him and Jeb, as far as I can tell.

--Vance

Big Mike said...

I'm showing you 3 of them, and my choices have nothing to do with what I might think of the candidates.

Trump is portrayed as an ape, Hillary is pictured as a young and not unattractive woman (picture from forty years ago? photoshop?). Of course your choices have nothing to do with what you think of the candidates. No one would believe otherwise.

tim in vermont said...

Trump is an Oompa Lumpa, not an ape. And it's not racist either!

But this blog has always been about more than politics. I will be happy to have the old blog back, free of election trolls.

tim in vermont said...

It takes a dick to handle both assholes and pussies. Just sayin'

David said...

Apparently Lincoln was the first black blue eyed President.

buwaya said...

That Trump-ape thing seems to be a reference to Harambe, the dead gorilla that's a patron saint of the reddit/4chan political gangs.

n.n said...

It could be worse. Their patron could be #CecileTheCannibal or #ClintonTheAbortionist. The little simian derivatives only have one foot inside the Pro-Choice Church. They can still discover another solution.

buwaya said...

The most political figure I know of is this one, but its not very decorative.
Its just my odd taste I guess.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/EMRATIO

Bad Lieutenant said...

Buwaya, call me crazy, but from 1950 to 1975 the graph seems to have been traversing 57.5%. You only really took off after that. And we're still above that level. 1950 to 1975 was at least superficially good times for this country. I suppose in the seventies is when women in the workforce really took off?

Captain Drano said...

Thought of Althouse when I read this:

"In Chesser v. Rivas, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151944 (SD IL, Nov. 2, 2016), a California federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations and, while dismissing a number of claims, permitted a Muslim inmate to move ahead with his equal protection challenge to restrictions on his teaching or learning Arabic and wearing shortened pants."

narciso said...

well they called w a smirking chimp, a nazgul at al ghuardian named julian borgner coined that, even though he track all the way to the mayflower, so did the huntress btw,

narciso said...

Ironically, matt yglesias predicted a long life for harambe in december 2013, right up there with silver and the cubs,

rhhardin said...

The NYT emails to say Hillary is going to win by its model. 85%

A former newspaper, as Klavan always adds after NYT.

As for Althouse's vote, that's the gender difference for you.

A guy knows why there are herringbone clouds. He abstracts to the principle that matters and does not consider the thousand other causes and effects because they cannot compete.

The wavenumber with the fastest growth rate takes over the sky, regardless of what other instabilities are up there at the same time.

In the case of Trump, for a guy it's get rid of the corruption and then we'll deal with new corruption that moves in to fill the space, because it will start small rather than filling all of government. Drain the swamp.

A woman never gets to that realization. Trump speaks guy to women, which is unacceptable. Corruption takes over everything and it's fine, to her. After all, they're both bad so they're the same to a woman.

Robert Cook said...

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Robert Cook said...

Wow, I've been unable to post anything to this or any other Blogger blog this week. I keep getting "BAD MESSAGE ERROR 400" responses. On the Blogger help site, another person is having the same problem, also for the past week. She did mention she can't preview then publish, but she can publish without previewing. In my "test" comment above, I did that and it worked. If this also is published, it means my workaround--and your for anyone out there having the same problem--might be to publish without previewing.

rhhardin said...

I always publish without previewing. It's more interesting to see what I wrote that way.

Also the robot thing is never necessary to fill in.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Hello Robert we were just talking about you. Did you know that your favorite candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, has in essence endorsed Trump over Hillary?

rhhardin said...

I turned on the radio by the mouse and there's nothing on 40m but a Barbados expedition (8P9JH). I worked him for a ten second conversation and turned the radio off again.

That's proper radio surfing.

Big Mike said...

@Cookie, if it's a conspiracy then it has caught me in its web too. I just have gotten in the habit of making a copy of my comment and being persistent. Current record is four tries before a successfully posted comment.

buwaya puti said...

Harambe is just one of those things, a scandal that turned into a thousand jokes and then became a symbol. There seem to be quite a few of them in that world. Alien to me, but then so are the customs of New Guinea natives.

rhhardin said...

Hillary has been fitted with a gyroscope system to keep her upright, if I judge the tiny precession circles right.

rhhardin said...

An actual robotic candidate could be called an electron.

buwaya puti said...

BL,

Yes the employment rate was mostly driven by women entering the labor force, which happened at different rates over the period. Between one thing and another this trend seems to have peaked in the 1990s. Until then this sort of chart had limited utility as it was marking, other than very short term recessions and recoveries, a greater underlying trend which reflected social change more than economic conditions.

Post 2000 though, to interpret this thing, one has to look at who actually has been leaving the labor force. These people are not women, they are disproportionately men, and disproportionately youths, though there is a large fraction of the 25-54 cohorts also. From 2000-2016 that chart measures economic conditions not social change. The phenomenon does reward a deeper study, of the progress of misery.

buwaya puti said...

Interestingly the population employment rate for those 55 and over has been increasing since 2000, and especially since 2008.
Certainly is counter-intuitive.
Go figure.

narciso said...

the bloodlust over cecil the lion was more disturbing, I never miss an opportunity to ding matt yglesias, hey he has the 2.7 million dollar house for being a knave,

narciso said...

apropos of nothing,

https://twitter.com/scott_foval

Fabi said...

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Fabi said...

@Robert Cook -- thank you! I've been 400'd for a week. No preview did the trick.

David said...

Interestingly the population employment rate for those 55 and over has been increasing since 2000, and especially since 2008.
Certainly is counter-intuitive.
Go figure.


Not entirely. Many are not prepared financially for retirement so need to work more. Those who do have financial assets are getting poor returns, and no returns at all on "safe" investments like savings accounts, short term treasuries etc.

damikesc said...

Well, McMullin just came out and said that Republicans are all racist except for the ones voting for him or something. So his "I'm a conservative!!!" bit just took another blow.

There's no difference between him and Jeb, as far as I can tell.


I have friends who say "I'm a Republican, but I won't vote for the bigots who support Trump". I advised that their preferred guy would also be a "racist" in this election, no matter who it may be --- but in the future, people like me will call people like them racists in elections from now on.

Robert Cook said...

"Hello Robert we were just talking about you. Did you know that your favorite candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, has in essence endorsed Trump over Hillary?"

I don't know that, no. Do you have a link to her statement to that effect?

Robert Cook said...

"@Robert Cook -- thank you! I've been 400'd for a week. No preview did the trick."

You're welcome.

I wonder what changes were made in Blogger's software recently. My problem started about a week ago, as did your, and as did the woman on the Blogger help site who has been having this problem. I'm sure there are many others out there having these problems. I was starting to think I would be permanently unable to post to this or any other Blogger sites again.

damikesc said...

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-foundation-sought-state-dept.-ok-for-work-with-russians/article/2606590

Since this will be ignored with the election, the Clinton Foundation in 2011 sought permission from Hillary's State Dept to allow them to work with Russian government officials.

Rusty said...

buwaya puti said...
Interestingly the population employment rate for those 55 and over has been increasing since 2000, and especially since 2008.
Certainly is counter-intuitive.
Go figure.

Skilz dude. Especially since they ain't teaching them anymore.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Robert,
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Robert Cook said...

Bad Lieutentant:

I can agree with these headlines. This does not mean I endorse Trump; it just means I think Hillary is worse than he in certain respects. I think a good case can be made that Hillary may be more dangerous than Trump as president, given her proclivities for war.

Bad Lieutenant said...

She argues for Mr. Trump pretty strongly. You have scorned the main party candidates because you have failed or refused to see a dime's worth of difference between them. I think nuclear war is a pretty solid difference, worth your attention.

Also, as a fellow New Yorker, let's say I agree that third parties are healthy to have, wouldn't you agree that New Yorkers would be better served by a SECOND party?

mikee said...

Before the election I wrote that a Hillary presidency would be considered a success if and only if there were no nuclear explosions in US cities before January 2021, and that I did not expect her to have a successful presidency.

I really thought the corrupt lying woman would win. Thank goodness I was wrong.