28 thoughts on “PICTURE THIS”

  1. thanks, sturge, wish I knew how to turn those great pictures of yours around so’s to enjoy them better.  fearless leader didn’t leave instructions with the temp help as to how to do that.  

    and we need a bunch of singin’ n dancin’ galoots hopping around to make it an old fashioned raising 

  2. Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the ever-expanding pool of presidential candidates and the passage of several controversial abortion bans.

  3. pogo, bill bashed ‘bama last night. did you catch his (at 2:14 sec. in vid) “they put the dick in dixie” and other goodies?

  4. wapo:

    An attempt by President Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller to engineer a new shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security was blocked this week by Kevin McAleenan, the department’s acting secretary, who said he might leave his post unless the situation improved and he was given more control over his agency, administration officials said.


    The closed-door clash flared over the fate of Mark Morgan, the former FBI official the president has picked to be the new director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


    With Morgan eager to move into the top job at ICE, Miller on Wednesday urged the president to have Morgan installed as the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instead.


    McAleenan the next day told senior White House officials that he — not Miller — was in charge of the department, said three Trump administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal tensions one Trump aide likened to an “immigration knife fight.” McAleenan also argued that he should make personnel decisions at his agency, or at least be involved in them, these people said, and that communication needed to improve. McAleenan met with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, among others, the officials said.

    McAleenan prevailed in the dispute. Morgan will take over as acting ICE director next week, according to three Homeland Security officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the Morgan’s arrival at ICE. Matthew Albence, the current acting director whom Miller wanted to keep in the top role, will return to his job as ICE deputy director.


  5. Pat, I didn’t catch that but he ain’t wrong. Of course Bama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky… and about 6 other states, they all put the dick in Dixie. 

  6. Sturg, the pictures are great. Worry about getting the barn up–winter’s right around the corner

  7. It is a glitch in the Trailmix picture posting.  To see right side up:  Right Click and check “open in new tab”.  The new tab will have the picture right side up.  

  8. Jamie, thanks for helping us tech-less types out.  I still can’t see them upright.  on the bright side, am getting a few reps of neck exercise viewing them.  

  9. SFB and his minions of darkness are doing everything they can to make sure every deplorable will be voting.   We have to do the same thing on our side.   This is war

  10. The pictures look fine on a phone… on a desktop computer…  they are sideways.  Still….  great pictures Sturg.  Is this your daughter’s barn?
    I’m not voting for Biden in the NH primary…  but, like Pogo, I will not do the  gop’s work for them.  If we are not to like Biden because he was against abortion in 1974…  then why not like trump because back then he was for it.  And as for plagiarism…  IMO, that’s child play compared to the offenses of trumpty dumpty.  There’s still a long way to go…  and I’m still waiting for the debates to make up my mind.

  11. I don’t really give a shit about the Preakness today…  even though my pick for the Derby, War of Will, is the favorite.  I’ll watch it…   I guess.

  12. wonder why the mayor pete campaign now uses “boot-edge-edge” to help folks say his name instead of using  “Buddha-judge” which they did in his earlier political life.   being a buddha judge has a nice koan like ring to it.

  13. RR
    For me the problem with Biden is the lasting legacy of his political career is compromised deal making.  On issues, I care about he has compromised greatly and not in my favor.   

    I’ll vote for him if he is the candidate but he is my least favorite

  14. enjoyed reading this by jil lepore at new Yorker:

    Confessions of a Presidential Candidate

    How the political memoir evolved.



    [by the way, it was this line in that article which prompted my earlier comment/query:  When Buttigieg ran his first campaign, for Indiana state treasurer, he and his campaign manager spent half a day coming up with a phonetic spelling and settled on “Buddha-judge,” but on the yard signs they went with “Meet Pete.” (The campaign now sells T-shirts that read “Boot Edge Edge.”)]


  15. SC, surprised our goobers ain’t trying to keep up with the huckabees on that abortion contortion crap, but they’ll get a round  tuit. Look at the little pissant brains go…..Lawd why you turn these assholes loose on us?   Why US, Lawd?  And de Lawd say, “Why NOT you, Cracker?”
    lawd crack corn.
    anywhy, I think we vote primaries early-like and I lean toads Kamala big time, and E. Warren next, so far; and Ms Harris is way out front. I like that woman. I really think old joe is just out there drawing fire. 

  16. And I’ll tell ya that there ain’t nobody, no-bod-DEE out there who coulda whipped that jackass like Al Franken.  No-bod-DEE. Al woulda beat him into the ground.
    its a cryin shame is what it is.

  17. Al was the complete package….radio show, real Democrat, Minnesota, comedian, Senator, Author of seriously FDRish level books, nailed Sessions, quick on his feet, ready with a sound-bite…..he coulda been acontendah.

  18. Renee, thank you for linking Wouk’s obit. As I read it, I wondered, at least ten times, how many years its author had spent on it. In any case, it was well done.
    Some of Wouk’s best work was done while I was busy overseas and is still on my (large print) must read list. The Caine Mutiny was/is a powerful book for followers at all levels. I’ve read it a couple of times

  19. Quote of The Week:
    “Everyone says he is crazy – which maybe he is – but the scarier thing about him is that he is stupid. You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump. You just don’t.”
    —-Fran Lebowitz 

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