63 thoughts on “Picture This”

  1. wiki:

    Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding’s style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music that preceded the genre. His singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s.
    Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia, and at the age of 2, moved to Macon, Georgia. Redding quit school at age 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard‘s backing band, the Upsetters, and by performing in talent shows at the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins‘s band, the Pinetoppers, with whom he toured the Southern states as a singer and driver. An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, “These Arms of Mine“, in 1962.
    Redding received many posthumous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “Respect” and “Try a Little Tenderness” are among his best-known songs.

  2. NYTimes:

    President Trump bowed to pressure on Friday night and announced that he would delay his upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., rather than hold it on the day that honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered a major holiday by many African-Americans.
    The rally was originally set for next Friday, or June 19, the date known as Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Texas and read the Emancipation Proclamation announcing that slaves had been freed, the last of the Confederate states to officially receive the news.
    The Trump campaign’s decision to hold a rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa, the site of one of the country’s bloodiest outbreaks of racist violence, generated vociferous criticism amid the national reckoning over race and justice in the United States following the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis pressed a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes. In a Twitter message shortly before midnight, Mr. Trump said he would move the rally to June 20 instead.
    … it was not immediately clear how far in advance Mr. Trump had told his advisers he wanted the rally moved before he tweeted his statement. One person briefed on the events said campaign officials learned earlier Friday evening, but it was not clear when.
    Even after the president’s tweet, a campaign official sent out one of her own tweets, which has since been deleted, promoting the rally with a link to a web page still listing it on June 19. Earlier in the evening, the Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he had received 300,000 ticket requests for the event.

  3. Comedian Larry Wilmore and journalist Matt Welch join Bill to discuss President Trump’s return to rallies and the political impact of the Black Lives Matter protests.

  4. I saw that segment last night. Wilmore is a treasure.

    Earlier in the evening, the Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he had received 300,000 ticket requestsfor the event.

    I call bullshit. Parscale is trying to save his (ridiculously lucrative) job. 

  5. That gas station is a classic.  If my rough estimate is correct, gasoline is cheaper today than when the picture was taken.
    Here is a classic from a long time ago too,  early to mid 80’s.

  6. Tulsa convention postponed one day.   So,   he couldn’t  get enough to show up on Friday.  He says it’s about not causing undo conflict with Juneteenth.   BS

    There aren’t even 300,000 white people in Tulsa. tRump campaign will have to pay to bus folks in to fill seats and appease Orange Julius’ ego.
    tRump is “taking a pass” on Abe Lincoln, after calling some of the things he did “questionable.”    

  7. This morning’s People’s Pharmacy discussed the prefrontal cortex, and how sugar can impact it.   SFB has a poor diet. Did his mom drink & smoke while she was pregnant?  He’s incapable of empathy or reasoned decision-making.
    Confederate statue in Dallas is covered in trash bags to protect it from vandals.  Trash bags.  Yeah, that sounds about right. 

  8. BiD, it’s likely at every rally he’s had a bunch of magaTs were bussed in to ensure an overloaded, overflowing, standing room only crowd who were there for optimum photos and noise –  his wet dream are the hundreds of thousands that show up for Xi & lil kim.

  9. If you put it up without a name:

    Spoke multiple languages

    Politically Active Family

    Campaigned for Husband’s election including speaking to reporters

    Known for her Fashion Sense

    Lost a child in infancy

    Redecorated the White House

    Husband assassinated

    People would probably guess Jaqueline Kennedy


  10. Registered Michigan voters can now request absentee ballots online

    “The more choices a person has when it comes to exercising their right to vote, the better they are able to make the choice that works best for them” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in a prepared statement. “This tool provides another digital option for voters to safely and conveniently apply to receive their absentee ballot, while also offering clerks an easy, cost efficient way of processing the application securely.”

  11. KGC…   me too!  The first thing I look for when I turn on this machine in the morning is a headline saying that trump dropped dead in the middle of the night.

  12. So, instead of creating chaos on Juneteenth, SFB is gonna ruin the summer solstice.

  13. Pogo,
    i attempted to use references to the Incredible Hulk, the Amazing Spider-Man, & Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster “Jaws” to express that my butternut squash plant is enormous.  My entire victory garden is doing very-well, and i’ve been enjoying delicious homegrown tomato sandwiches and fresh green beans for a couple weeks, already.  i’m sharing the bounty with neighbors in an attempt to ease a modicum of pressure off of the supply-chain.
    Now, to wage daily war against that merciless ball of fire in the sky with my garden hose.  Once more, unto the breach…

  14. To the trail’s military experts, are WP cadets required to applaud Cadet Bone Spurs after his speech?  Since it’s virtual, do they have to stand and salute?   Anyone applauding wildly should be removed from ever serving.  They are the racist boneheads who would support him in an attempt to grab power forever.  Cadet Bone Spurs and the Boneheads.
    Every day he’s in office is the longest day of the year, not just the summer solstice.

  15. I got the spider and the boat but was ignorant about Hulk’s origins.  Use to love old Bill Bixby though when he was hulking up.  Not his first turn on the plow with horrory stuff.

  16. He played a psychopath town guy In one of those old westerns I saw, starring ChuckConners as abuffalo skinning Fellow bent on revenge. Bixby chewed the scenery into shreds in that one.

    Didn’t often get to see a smelly old buffer skinner as protagonist.

  17. Bink, aha. Those are apt references for Butternut squash. Did a garden with butternut and acorn squash one year. Most unruly vegetables I ever met. Wouldn’t sit, rollover, but mostly wouldn’t stay. Tried to bridge the 30’ of lawn between the garden and the house and damn near did it before I caught it and squashed its encroachment.

    btw, the CoV-2 crisis must officially be over. For the first time since the first week of March there was hand sanitizer at Target. And although not in the same category, there was also tons of it at Lowe’s.

  18. Trump did his dirty ol’ man persona trying to grab the girl introducing him.  He takes ignorant slob to ever lower and lower levels.  There really isn’t any bottom to his disgusting behavior.

    The problem with his right arm is getting worse.  He can’t lift a glass without help from the left hand.


  19. I was fortunate enough to have become, as a result of excessive gardening, immune to gardening.   While taking no pride in this, nevertheless I will admit to no pangs of guilt. Excessive gardening….like, Hey Dad, let’s plant some peanuts.  You know, “Some Peanuts”.  So what’s he come home with? 2 freakin acres of peanuts. Don’t know if you’ve ever been intimately involved with 2 acres of peanuts, but it ain’t no picnic.  That’s why I voted for Jimmy Carter—I felt sorry for him. It was things like that which gave rise to my disdain of the entire process.  And then there were the pine trees. The bloody pine trees.

  20. The orange bucket of lard got what he wanted, again. Everyone’s talking about Tulsa and Juneteenth.  Now he’s changed the date and that keeps everyone talking about HIM rather than the PANDEMIC and the VIRUS that keeps increasing.  ~Mission accomplished, AGAIN! 

  21. I tried growing some virginia peanuts one summer. A couple yards of them. They grew very nicely, and were really good. I don’t think 2 acres would be my cup of tea. 
    I planted zucchini squash back before they got well known, also spaghetti squash and acorn squash. I had 9 zucchini plants that produced more food than my family and friends and several neighbors could tolerate. The acorn squash runners ran 20 feet into the lawn. 
    The critters got my broccoli every damned year.

  22. Apologies for the Trump kissie face comment.  That was from another speech, but that girl still needs to learn to throw an elbow.  


  23. Anyone who wants someone, let alone tRump, to sign their Bible, has never cracked it open.   Idolatry, folks.   

  24. Glad to hear that the tRump eyesore is being razed. Ugliest thing on the East Coast. 
    if there was a god tRump would burst into flames first time touched a Bible. 

  25. It looks like a small, tropical storm could blow down that monstrosity. They won’t have to wait until after “the season” is over, whatever that means this year.    Parts of the facade are falling off.  Yes, they are. Yes, they are.   As it falls, it will take out Republicans who’ve propped up SFB. 

  26. Jamie
    I found the video of Trump trying to force a kiss on that young woman. It’s so gross. What a disgusting POS Trump is. His voters are useful tools to him. Oh, and the so-called Christians are the worst. It’s at the 1:10 mark. I hate Trump. I wake every day as well and think, did that mean old bastard have a stroke in his sleep. Seems he has nine lives.

  27. Florida ordered 1M doses of a Trump-touted drug. Hospitals didn't want it
    I love living here but the government is so depressing. Both Senators are horrible GOP hacks. The Governor is a Trump wannabe who can’t even get the unemployment agency to work. 😔

  28. That was not just icky, it was predatory.  You can see how he would act toward a young girl if there hadn’t been witnesses.
    Too many turning points means you’re going around in circles. 
    How about we give him Florida if he’ll just go away?   

  29. Another factor in the success of the police reform movement is that a lot mayors among them Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago began their political careers in the area of justice and particularly police reform
    It’s great to see

  30. In the MIDDLE of the race problem…STOP killing people on the street…an Atlanta cop did it again today. Police chief resigned.  There’s NO learning going on.

  31. NOT wearing a mask.  We want our liberty!  We feel absolutely SAFE without one!  DENIAL is more than a river in Egypt!

  32. I bought a box of multi color skin tone bandages a few years ago.  Band-aid made a big announcement that they’re going to do that now.

  33. trump gassing civilians is just governor reagan redux. The CA National Guard bombed the Peoples Park demonstrators with tear gas,  inadvertently hitting the respiratory ward of the nearest hospital. bill meese gave the order (no doubt taking the fall for Reagan)
    I’ll bet that bill barr gave the order to gas the Lafayette Park protesters, taking the fall for the racist rapist russophile. Fortunately, there was no hospital nearby this time.

  34. In the ‘kissing video’ it looks like trump’s nose is running down into his mouth. I mean, even if you were a sqkrough ball trumpster, you wouldn’t wanna get close to THAT !

  35. X, so f-ng true. What a gross monster. Sweating and treating her like an object he fancies. Stormy, he had to pay.🤣

  36. Wouldn’t it be better to just make bandages clear, if matching skin tone is the goal?  How many units of differs ones would they produce?   They said they stopped in 2005 due to a “lack of interest” which translates to low sales.   Personally, I like the bright ones with Sponge Bob or something on them…or not needing one at all.  

  37. Tony,  great find. The blond reacts like her pervy Ex-con uncle is trying to get to her. 

  38. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/12/texas-coronavirus-reopening-cases/
    Gov Abbott says we have enough hospital beds so he’s not concerned that opening up the state is causing a jump in Covid numbers.   Well, then you get sick ya heartless jerk.
    Today, I had a call from someone who  is tired of being cooped up and is taking a road trip. Among other stops along the way, they said they are coming to see me.   I’m hoping their plans fall through or that they delay the trip, but I just  didn’t know what to say.   I’d love to see them, but now?  

  39. The king is Gov Jim Rhoads who used the national guard to kill students

  40. They are staying at a hotel.   Maybe I can just meet them on a restaurant patio in the middle of the summer.  

  41. 99 cent gas at that station.  They probably had one of those soda pop coolers, too.

  42. So, someone blew my mind tonight: they said i can bread and fry the butternut squash FLOWERS🤯🤯🤯 

  43. POGO
    Yep. Pervy ex-con uncle. That Trump is president and Conservatives fawn all over him, says much. That Trump did that on camera shows his old analogy about shooting someone on 5th Avenue and getting away lives on.

  44. Weird
    The Sunday thread is showing comments from April 28th, 2020. Even though the date of the post is Jace, June 14 2020?

  45. Bink……frying the flowers……you can batter and fry dog poop, but that don’t mean it will taste good…..lol

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