I literally had to wait until I was finished laughing to start this post. The headline at the wingnut propaganda outlet Washington Free Beacon — "Greatest Living President is Also Fantastic Painter" — was just so over the top that you wonder if the writer got his start writing for the North Korean government. No really, they are absolutely serious.
The paintings demonstrate a command of line and color that is rarely seen in the modern-day "art" world. Former President George W. Bush appears to be influenced by such painters as Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet. The portraits also clearly capture the personality of their subject.
I don't want to get too down on Bush's art, since he's not the one who put them out there. But no. Not at all. They are not Degas and Manet. They're the work of an older guy trying to figure out if painting's a fun way to while away the hours of retirement.
The Bacon also reminds us that "Winston Churchill also painted." Which I guess means that Bush is like Churchill kinda if you squint.
I don't have a lot more to say about this, other than to point out that there are a lot of people on the right who'll eat this crap up, just like they consume all rightwing propaganda completely uncritically. If you can take Fox & Friends seriously, you can takeanything seriously. This is a glimpse of the world they live in. It'd be a little sad, if it weren't so hilariously stupid.
They've been awarded contracts worth at least $80.9 million and only got fined $75K? Wow. I'm sure they'll never do that again!
World's greatest living Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who absolutely could not have known anyone would ever use an airplane as a missile, and who could not have known Saddam was not seeking yellowcake in Niger, and who could never have been blamed for Manolo-shopping while a city drowned, has now taken her reign of terror to people personally.
Standing on the steep hill for a blind approach shot on the sixth, Rice hit a hybrid that sent the ball into the left side of the gallery about 50 feet away — and nowhere near the green more than 150 feet to the right.
The ball struck a spectator on her forehead, which gushed with blood and sent her to the ground to recover.
The woman wept in pain while her daughter applied towels and medical personnel hustled over. Rice apologized to the woman and had an assistant get her phone number.
Hateful Jerks Demand Hateful Jerk Be Fired For Calling Another Hateful Jerk A Hater
Oh, dear, it looks like our pals in Wingnut America are going all internecine on each other once more. See if you can decide which group of loathsome fucktoads to root for in this one! (The answer is, of course, "None of them, Katie.") The Daily Caller reports that a group of prominent conservatives — it's a Who's Who of wingnuttia — has called for Karl Rove's group American Crossroads to fire spokesman Jonathan Collegio because Collegio publicly called L. Brent Bozell a "hater." That's a whole bunch of people we would never want to be stuck in an elevator with. The only one we weren't already familiar with was Collegio, so we'll hold off on loathing him until we find out more, as if working for Rove weren't enough already. Go get some popcorn and we'll try to give you the play-by-play on this circular firing squad.
What a moron. I wonder if he'd like to eat a horse that's been on the race track and has been pumped full of drugs harmful to humans? Or maybe ones that are sprayed with fly spray every day or don't get treatment for worms. Many of the medications given to horses say 'not to be used in horses intended for food.' The USDA is not testing slaughtered horses for these chemicals, so enjoy your horse burger, Mr. Paterson.