TOTALLY APPROPRIATE METAPHORS  5:29 pm November 2, 2012

Jon McNaughton, America’s Greatest Painter, Now Fighting Slavery, Geography

by Rich Abdill

It's cool, guys. McNaughton has a black friend.Republican painter-artist Jon McNaughton has come out with a new painting! You know, in case there was too much subtlety in his painting of Obama presiding over a terror-wracked deathscape Sharialand populated by Nidal Hassan and unemployed brown people.

This one’s called “The Runaway Slave,” and that torch means he’s voting for Romney. “Runaway” is a reference to his escape from the plantation of government dependency, and “Slave” is a reference to him, you know, being black.

Also, you should definitely appreciate the subtle metaphors at work here, like how the slave guy can afford a wristwatch but still has to use a torch, and that if those folks were behind the Lincoln Memorial in real life, they would be in the middle of the Potomac. It’s art, man. It all means… something.

From McNaughton’s lengthy, not-silly-at-all description of the work, (which you can get a print of for just $39.00!):

My position is that the Democratic Party has brought the demise of Black America. Currently, 95% of all blacks vote Democrat, and yet what do they have to show for it? 25% of blacks suffer from poverty conditions. 16% of blacks are unemployed and 30% of all abortions are black babies. Also, a majority of our inmates are Black Americans.

What evil the Democrats have been perpetrating! Let’s take this one at a time, so we may properly understand how horrible the leftists have been to minorities while the GOP has been trying to save them.

25% of blacks suffer from poverty conditions.

Actually, it’s 35 percent. Why on earth would those silly poors vote for Democrats, with their mildly progressive tax plan, when they COULD vote for Republicans, who want to help them get out of slavery by gutting services and infrastructure and giving their bosses tax cuts! Obviously that is the better choice for poor people; voting for the party that helps rich people. If they call it “freedom” that makes it freedom, right? Obviously.

NEXT!

16% of blacks are unemployed

Oh no! They’re unemployed! Quick, what would Romney do? Luckily, he has told us, in an interview about minority stuff! The answer is… nothing!

The best thing I could do to help African American unemployment is to create growth of the overall economy which will lead to greater employment overall.

Got it. So, nothing.

Buuuut, Mr. CutsTheGovernment surely knows that about 20 percent of employed blacks are employed at some level of government, according to the Department of Labor, which means Romney wouldn’t technically be doing nothing about black unemployment… he’d be making it worse, because we are scared of China or something.

What’s this painter guy’s next statistic?

30% of all abortions are black babies

Well, it’s closer to 37 percent, but that’s not the point. The point is that black women have a higher rate of abortions, and it is clearly because Democrats have enslaved them.

It is probably only a minor concern that the reported rate of black women using contraception is 29 percent lower than that of white women — that would make more pregnant ladies, wouldn’t it? That might mean that everyone should be taught how to avoid pregnancies in the first place, like in school or something, and then maybe they should have access to affordable ways to prevent getting pregnant. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? And it would result in less unborn babies being murdered by Democrats?

It must be Republicans that are pushing for that, right? It’s the Democrats that want abstinence-only education, the repeal of Obamacare, and to label women who use birth control whores? That’s pretty much Obama doing that stuff, right?

We could continue making fun of this patriotic artist, this… patriartist… but it seems the point has been made without pointing out that McNaughton also makes reference to Martin Luther King Jr. and is donating all profits to C.L. Bryant, who was head of the NAACP until he heard Rush Limbaugh on the radio one time and is now calling people slaves.

The point, of course, being that you need this painting in your salon immediately. To think otherwise would be… slavery?

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PeaceWithHonor November 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Needs anime

Antispandex November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

And zombiepocalyps.

WIDTAP November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

With tentacles?

Radiotherapy November 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

C R Eature LIBEL!

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Who's libeling my favourite cephalopod? Put 'em up, put 'em up!

HistoriCat November 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Shouldn't that be "Put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up, put 'em up"?

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

"Put 'em up, put 'em up!"

I heard this in the Cowardly Lion's voice.

UW8316154 November 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

and ponies.

justkillmenow November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Unicorns.

ChrisM2011 November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Needs mor Hentai.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Pervert.

bobbert November 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

You called?

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

(Hugs the perverted bobbert)

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Needs animation.

CommieLibunatic November 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I was thinking "unfortunate warehouse fire," but to each their own.

redarmyzombie November 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

"That's a nice painting you got there, Jon. Be a shame if something was to happen to it…"

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Guy like that really shoulda realized a unionized warehouse wasn't the best option for him.

lulzmonger November 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

onemanonejar.gif

weejee November 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The guy with the chains looks a lot like Vlad Lenin. Just sayin', for the socialisms.

SnarkOff November 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I think he looks like Rip Torn.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I think both.

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

"Rip Torn"

Needs moar glitter.

DrunkIrishman November 3, 2012 at 2:22 am

That's exactly what I thought too! Needs more DUI, tho.

OneDollarJuana November 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

If you can dodge a tax, you can dodge a ball.

AddHomonym November 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I thought at first it was Rick Warren, you know, with the white collar and the facial hair and all. Rick Warren does wear a white collar, right? Or did I dream that?

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I thought he looked like Genghis Khan.
I seriously didn't know he was supposed to be black until I read the article.
Jon McNaughton is not a very good artist, is he?

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I have a sneaking suspicion that it's supposed to be MLK, and Jon McN is really that terrible at painting.

Although I'm sure on the official site there's a tooltip to tell you who it is and why he's there and what he had for lunch and what that means.

YasserArraFeck November 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

"Tooltip" sounds kind of dirty, although I'm sure that's not what you meant, right?

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

Correct, McNaughton's the entire tool.

viennawoods13 November 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I was wondering what Worf was doing in a preacher get-up, myself.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:49 pm

AGAIN! You made me larf out loud and frighten the fucking cats off the bed.

At this rate, I'm gonna be worrying about them putting paid to me in my sleep, girl.

viennawoods13 November 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

It's good for the cats. Gets their blood pumpin'. And if it keeps them from sticking their butts in your face, all the better. Our new cat thinks that everybody enjoys having a cat butt right up on the pillow with them.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Ours are too fucking smart for that shit. They wait till we pass out and THEN sit on our faces. Many's the time I've awoken with suspicious quantities of cat hair on my lips.

Resentful little fuckers, tho. And they sure do know how to hold a grudge.

CthuNHu November 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

ST:TNG/Firefly mashup: Shepherd Worf.

The universe trembles in confusion.

MrsConclusion November 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

Actually he looks like Rip "Zed" Torn in the Men in Black movies. Hmm…

lulzmonger November 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

"We must exceed the previous quota of emancipations to provide new workers for the Five Year Paln!"

CrunchyKnee November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Dude is no Al Jaffe, I tells ya.

Lot_49 November 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Or George Woodbridge, or even a Don Martin.

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

You know how surprised you were the first time you heard Mike Tyson speak?

Don Martin was good-looking.
http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/398/captain_

OneDollarJuana November 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

Or Will Elder. Hoo hah, feh, furshlugginer, diced chicken fat, etc.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Wait until you fold it in thirds!

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

He can't even come up with any snappy answers to stupid questions.

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Damn if an escaped slave ought to be holding up a torch like that.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Where do you even buy a torch nowadays? Home Depot?

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Looks more like Homeless Depot.

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Hoboken?

DCBloom November 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Walmart, natch

boskolives November 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Assume Torches "я" Us

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Escape: You're doing it wrong.

DaveJ November 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Pretty easy to escape the shackles of slavery when the leg iron is like 2x as wide as your leg.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

You know how it is. Whitefolks like the trappings way better than the trap.

spambot222 November 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

not for nothing, but that's a neck iron.

iburl November 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Is he keeping the chains as a souvenir? Also, wristwatch?

Tundra Grifter November 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

Watching the World Series and the playoffs, I noticed managers wearing a watch.

I thought baseball was the game played without a clock?

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Jon McNaughton, America’s Greatest Painter, Now Fighting Slavery, Geography, and Reality

(*fixed!*)

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I'm not exactly sure McNaughton knows what a black man looks like.

DaveJ November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Or fire, or the Washington monument.

gullywompr November 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Or the Potomac, or the Memorial Bridge, or Capitol Hill. But if you take these things at his word, then those people are marching into a graveyard at night – Arlington Cemetary (which already has an eternal flame, bud, thanks).

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Or the po-pos, who have been a mite twitchy of late, and might well wipe out any buncha folks wandering around those grounds in the pm wiv chains and torches.

YasserArraFeck November 3, 2012 at 9:27 am

It's Halloween – they'll get a pass for tonight

Radiotherapy November 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Or fine art.

Beetagger November 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Well, he does live in Utah. He's only seen them on tv.

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

No way. That's just too perfect.

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Over on Amazon in the comments under a "review" of "The Amateur," a right wing nut was whining about our President. She wrote "What would you call it if 95% of the white people voted for a candidate?"

My answer was "Utah."

Beetagger November 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I live there. Romney is up by 64% in the latest polls. Lily white and dumb as rocks. That's our state!

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm

(Hugs TG) I knew I totes loved youse.

MonkeyBiz November 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Note: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, either Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma would also have been accepted.

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Hell, given the quotes above, I'm amazed he could figure out to hold the end of the brush that doesn't have paint on it.

HogeyeGrex November 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Given the image above, I'm not sure he could.

Chet Kincaid_ November 3, 2012 at 12:23 am

You know, it gets fucking annoying having to explain to you people why American black people look the way they do, which is all kinds of skin colors and hair textures.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:29 am

I guess it's supposed to be this guy, which I surmise only because of McNaughton's text, because the resemblance is… not strong.

PsycWench November 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Aw Chet. Don't be mad! I know why American black people look the way they do! If McN. wanted people to immediately recognize this figure as an escaped slave, I don't know why he'd paint someone with "good hair" who would "pass". I had the depressing thought that he might have thought this man would be more appealing if he almost looked white.

Negropolis November 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

That was my thought, exactly. Black people come dark-skinned to light-skinned to the 50 shades of blah in between; I'd imagine most people know this. Personally, on a spectrum between blue-black and "high yellow" I'm probably somewhere around "carboard" but maybe more red-tinted. But, if you're an artist wanting to send a blunt political message, you'd probably want a representation closer to Flava Flav than a 19th century Metis warrior. Jus sayin'.

Antispandex November 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Torch light. Chains. An angry mob. What could it mean?

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Disney's re-making Frankenstein?

weejee November 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

Disney employee orientation movie?

kakotechnia November 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Under the right circumstances, a very sexy adventure. Here? The magical racist fairyland where black folks lynch themselves. We will call it Romntopia, or as he calls it, Missouri.

Typodong3 November 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I dunno but the first thing I thought of when I saw this painting was… lets go catch that uppity black man and put him back in slavery!

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Pat Buchanan must be in the background.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

That the trees are the right height, unfortunately.

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

McNaughton's still dead? Right?

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

He's the unholy offspring of Dead Brietbart and Dead Thomas Kincaid.

Toomush_Infer November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

A mob iss a trrrble thang….

YouBetcha November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I would like to order two of these. In velvet. Do you take Paypal?

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Bitcoins, Ameros and gold only, plz.

boskolives November 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Can I get one with the slaves playing poker with Elvis?

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Use one of those "disposable" credit cards, like the wing nutz use when they pretend to be Osama Been Forgotten and contribute to President Obama's campaign.

4TheTurnstiles November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

When not painting, he's commenting on Yahoo! News articles…

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Actually when he isn't painting he's dead.

ShreditorsDesk November 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

aol chat banned him for life

nounverb911 November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Where's zombie Breitbart?

weejee November 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

With the other tards In the brier patch.

/ with apologies to Uncle Remus

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

We look purty sharp in these clothes
Unless we get sprayed with a hose …

lulzmonger November 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Mmmm, knocking the little jockeys off the rich peoples' lawns …

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm

It puts the lotion in the basket…

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Buy this magazine or the dog gets it.

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Also, you misspelled "turds".

bobbert November 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Moldering, thanks.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

You look pretty sharp in those clo'es.

bobbert November 3, 2012 at 3:53 am

Thanks. That's my choral tux and attack cat.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

You SING? (settles into adoration mode)

Tell me more.

Nice pussy, btw.

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Where he belongs. It's November 1st.

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Night of the Living (Still) Dead.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Still dead.

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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DCBloom November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Thanks, I really needed that

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Welcome.
[thought I broke the blog there]

ibwilliamsi November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Honestly, he's a terrible painter. I wouldn't buy that schlocky shit regardless of what the subject matter is.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I don't know if it's art, but I know what I like.

I hate this more than anything.

Francis Urquhart November 3, 2012 at 2:52 am

The most disturbing image since the Ayn Rand sex video.

Callyson November 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

It's time to run. "Run away from economic slavery. Run toward the blessings of liberty. Let us remain strong in this fight. Run away from socialism; run away from progressivism. And if you get tired, America … RUN HARDER!"ŒŠ

“I will work harder!

Orwell is up in heaven shaking his head–he did not know that he was writing a work of non-fiction…

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Much less an instruction manual.

ManchuCandidate November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hidden in the imagery are the angry white people who cut the edumkashun taxes to gut the public skule systems because they hate teachers and having the tinted peoples go to the same skulez as their precious.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Also, they obvsly cut the art funding.

Tundra Grifter November 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

I just read an article over at Yahoo about the 3.9 MILLION jobs open in the US of A. Employers can't fill them because they can't find people with the requisite skills and experience.

Could a decline in public education have anything to do with this? Shoud community colleges and other institutions at least offer classes to help solve this?

I mean, if someone wants an MA in Medieval Literature, more power to them. But are the viable alternatives available at a price people can afford?

PsycWench November 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Ooh, the link goes to the McNaugton Fine Art Company. Maybe a better choice would be abbreviated, F.art company?
Yeah I know it's childish but it's Friday.

Not_So_Much November 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I don't think he watched the full Bob Ross series.

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The trees do not look happy. (They are possibly, however, the right height.)

Nostrildamus November 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

No kidding. Those trees look angry. Goes with being dark, I suppose.

Lot_49 November 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

The great thing about Bob Ross was the way he could cold bang out sentimental paintings in 30 minutes or less. The man was a painting machine, probably could've hammered out "Guernica" with nothing but a barbecue cleaning brush and some briquettes. Flick, flick, there's a grove of fir trees. Stroke, stroke, there's a moonlit creek.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

And a happy little bull…

smitallica November 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

So wait. This painting is telling me that Rip Torn is a Methodist minister/abolitionist/pyromaniac?
Art is hard.

Lazy Media November 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Actually, if you allow for crappy perspective drawing, he could be on the Virginia side of the Potomac, up on the hill at Arlington National Cemetery, but then there would need to be tombstones in the picture…. ::GASP:: JON MCNAUGHTON HATES THE TROOPS!

Callyson November 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

FFS, at least the Ohio "Blacks should wise up and vote Republican" ad had some nice people to look at. This crap, OTOH, deserves a prominent spot in the Museum of Bad Art.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

It deserves a permanent place in hell.

With votes!

Wait, it's the painting we're talking about, right? Well then, this painting should be executed by firing squad for treason against the state of good taste.

With votes!

[Dammit it's like a goddamn reflex... (of votes!) Dammit!]

DaveJ November 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Looking at that outfit he's wearing, I'm not sure if he's escaped slavery, or the Banana Republic in Adams Morgan.

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

He's actually using the torch to alert everyone to shackle all the slaves. Call it "Torch and Shackle" government.

not that Dewey November 5, 2012 at 10:45 am
ShreditorsDesk November 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

"the subtle metaphors at work here, like how the slave guy can afford a wristwatch but still has to use a torch, and that if those folks were behind the Lincoln Memorial in real life, they would be in the middle of the Potomac. It’s art, man. It all means… something…."

It means ….they have escaped Washington DC and finally escaped to….DIXIELAND!! They can sell that watch for a free ride to Baltimore…or maybe West Dixieland….to mine coal….or whatever.

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

The Depicted One can't look too slave-y, now. Gotta have a watch to distinguish Him as a credible businessman.

SmutBoffin November 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Why is Mr. Everyblack's face all scrunched up? Did McNaughton let one in his studio?

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Nah, he'd never allow a negro within twenty feet of him.

Mittaplasia November 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Pretty sure the caption wouldn't read, "Workers of the world, unite; cast off your chains."

ElPinche November 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Good to see Lionel Richie (circa 1987) working.

MissTaken November 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hello.

Is it me you're looking for?

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm

If you blow it up (pun intended), the Depicted One looks like an interracial biker. Whatever the fuck that is.
♫♪ You are the sun
You are the rain..♫♪

Redgyal November 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Outrageous!

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm

*dances on the ceiling*

njstore November 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

OT – Day whatever at the Jersey Shore. There is a grassroots volunteerism springing up on the south shore. First it was just families helping families and friends helping friends. Then I began to realize that the people who were complaining about like Millville(?)/Cumberland not getting FEMA help, when they were, it was more extreme exhaustion. Physical, emotional, mentally wiped out. The man complaining about FEMA, I needed to fill out his forms for him online. He could not do it. The shore is in our DNA., our collected history, the good times and it has been wiped out. So we are gaining force. We will get better. We will go to the shore next year. It is still here.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 3, 2012 at 12:16 am

Your post just showed up here. You just keep going. You will get better and you will go to the shore next year. It is still there.

Be strong. Be well. There's always snarky/sincere Wonketteers here if you need us.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

We will go to down the shore next year.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Laguna? Is that you? I thought you were right here!

MonkeyHamlet November 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

First of all, I produce better, more meaningful "artwork" about two hours after lunch. Second, when Willard emerges from his million-lair on Tuesday to humiliatingly have to say "I have called President Obama to congratulate him…" I hope the Republitards spontaneously combust and instantly improve the DNA pool for 2016 when Hillary bitch slaps Christie's buffalo wing crammed mouth. Yeah, I'm done.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

"First of all, I produce better, more meaningful "artwork" about two hours after lunch."

Also, you didn't plaster it all over the interwebz for everyone to see.

Unless you did. In which case I accept your lifestyle. I may not agree with it nor wish to ever be exposed to it, but I respect your choices.

calliecallie November 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

"I hope the Republitards spontaneously combust"

Ah, the Rapture!

boskolives November 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Shhh, keep it on the down low, he's carrying the torch for Romney. Or for Romney's mansion. Or for all of them. Light 'em if you got 'em.

mavenmaven November 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

"head of the NAACP", well, head of the Garland, Texas chapter of the NAACP for a little while. I suppose that's the same thing.

Redgyal November 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Garland, texas? So he was already brainwashed?

Disassembly November 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I found all the NINAs!

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Good; now go look for all the Pintas and Santa Marias.

CommieLibunatic November 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Just like Andrew Hussie's ultra-low quality wallpaper image of Dark Cage, not a single living soul asked for this.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

What IS that horrible thing? And why does it have GREEN splotches? DARK green splotches?

CommieLibunatic November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Then you probably don't want to read his intentionally horrible comic. It actually takes a lot of work and over-processing to get it that bad.

MittBorg November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Excuse me. I have to go lie down and fan myself.

JackObin November 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

American culture at it's finest. The Carravagio of the sewers. That "painting" is right up there with the one of the dogs playing cards. You can almost smell the Doritos on that thing.

bearperney November 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

"The Carravagio of the sewers." Love it! Please, may I use it?

cheetojeebus November 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

difference is, Those paintings of the dogs has survived as a populist image for decades but this dreck will be forgotten in a matter of a couple of years.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Wut dreck?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hell, I intend to forget about it in a matter of days.

What were we talking about, again?

Not_Mother November 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Needz moar pitchforks.

kakotechnia November 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

COINCIDENTALLY, congressional Republicans would also be pretty stoked if all the black folks walked out of DC

Chichikovovich November 2, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Since they'd be moving somewhere where they could vote for a Senator and a Representative, instead of the taxation without representation system they have now, I'll hazard the Congressional Republicans would try to put a fence around the city if that were to start happening.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

THERE you are! I've missed you!

(NO I wasn't throwing anything. OK, maybe some love and good thoughts, but nothing ELSE.)

Chichikovovich November 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for noticing and thinking of me.I've been very, very busy with teaching and administrative duties, as well as the usual research commitments. This has reduced my Wonkette time to occasional dive-bombing, I'm afraid. I'll be back regularly soon, I'm hoping.—

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I'm hoping too! Your presence is as the spring rain unto the tilled field dear friend! Return when you can, I'm always glad to see you.

Life in these parts is a little colder and sadder without Baconzgood and a few other noteworthy Troublemakers. All the best to you and looking forward to your next appearance, however brief or lengthy.

smokefilledroommate November 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Needz moar whining racists I want to kick in the balls.

MilwaukeeKent November 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Without a doubt, McNaughton is the finest living American Soviet Realist
but what happened to the Potomac?

weejee November 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Looks like he's in Mananas looking for Rmoney to jog – you know see the bull run.

GeorgiaBurning November 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Putin may give him some side business

Whollyholeyholy November 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Evaporated. No, that can't be right, because global warming is completely made up and that tropical blizzard in WV proves it.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Who built those torches?

ChrisM2011 November 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Whose walls are these paintings for? Conservatives that enjoy staying angry?

payton November 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I hear Ted Haggard, he of the meth-stitutes, has quite a collection. (Of these paintings, not just of rentboys.)

Designer_Rants November 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Saddest thing I've heard all night.

GunToting[Redacted] November 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm

'Conservatives that enjoy staying angry?"

Please file in the Department of Redundancy Department.

ChillBill November 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

That's the whitest Black guy I've ever seen.

mrblifil November 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I think it's a portrait of Frederick Douglas re-imagined as a bass player in a cocktail lounge trio. Who's been handed a torch.

ChillBill November 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I still don't understand why he didn't use Allen West.

bobbert November 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Too hard to ignite.

kakotechnia November 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Has bass-playing Frederick Douglass become a minister in the daytime? Does he fight crime at night after the set ends? Like any true fine artist, Jon McNaughton leaves it up to the viewer's imagination. And my imagination says that Frederick Douglass traveled to the year 1985 to follow God, join a jazz trio, and mete out vigilante justice. He admonishes sin in the morning, encourages it in the evening and fights it at night.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:03 am

"Frederick Douglass traveled to the year 1985 to follow God, join a jazz trio, and mete out vigilante justice."

They got a name for that: it's called "a bum". And without a job, a residence or legal tender, that's exactly what he's going to be: a fucking bum.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

He coulda been a contender…

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I'm old enough to remember when Michael Jackson was Blah.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

Among the many things McNaughty is confused about, he also seems to have confused "black" with "sort of ethnic" (e.g., Lou Diamond Phillips, Harvey Keitel, Eddie Van Halen, etc.).

BoroPrimorac November 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

The dude looks like a fat Cantinflas.

rickmaci November 4, 2012 at 2:26 am

Mormons and other right wing evangelical KKKristians cultists like their blacks moar white.

Fairtackle November 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Government help = slavery.
Actual slavery = having a job = freedom.

Why is this so hard to understand people.

PugglesRule November 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Rain = dry.
Snow = warm.
Steel = fluffy.

Yeah, pretty much the same logic.

SpiderCrab November 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Somewhere in Huckster Heaven, Thomas Kinkade is laughing his ass off.

kakotechnia November 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Needz moar lighthouse.

cousinitt November 3, 2012 at 1:30 am

Wherein, Kinkade and Breitbart fire up stogies and talk about the good times they had as the artistic and political meth of modern Amerikur.

mrblifil November 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Best part about being a painter is you can put anybody you want in their place.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

And if you can't draw or paint for shit, you can still write a story with a character just like whoever you don't like (change hair color so you don't get sued), and have them meet their gruesome and/or humiliating fate.

Franknflower November 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oh, I get it, writstwatch, time is running out. Very clever.

Redgyal November 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

No……it's a subtle tribute to Flava Flav asking "brother what time is it?"

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Needs bigger watchface.

Nostrildamus November 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

No eagles – Fail.

Hammiepants November 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Excuse me, not just eagles – CRYING eagles.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I fucking hate the Eagles, man.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

This is what it sounds like….when doves cry.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

I hate the fucking Eagles, man.

Yes, I did read to the end of the thread; I just thought it was worth saying twice.

Lucidamente1 November 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm

This makes me miss Bob Ross even more.

MissTaken November 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

You don't like the Happy Little Torch?

PugglesRule November 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

There is nothing happy about that torch. And I bet it took McNaughton way more than 30 minutes (Bob-Ross-time) to paint this.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Wow, those chains are real shiny and brand-new looking. I wonder if they were made in China.

Hammiepants November 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

This is "Where's Waldo" for wingnuts.

Pres.Beeblebrox November 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Are they celebrating D.C. Statehood? That would be the real end of disenfranchisement, because taxation without representation.

emmelemm November 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I believe that's what you call "an excellent point".

Joshua Norton November 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Needz moar twee little cottages and shimmery light.

cognachas4paws November 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

It looks like one of those paint-by-numbers thingies.

NYNYNYjr November 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

This is a poster for a new Rip Torn movie. I don't know, that's who I thought that guy was at first. He doesn't look black.

Dashboard Buddha November 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I love it when Wonkette confronts total bullshit with facts. So cute!

coolhandnuke November 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

He's got his paint-by-numbers math all confused and fuzzy.

BaldarTFlagass November 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm

On a happier note, the new Bond flick looks like it's gonna kick ass; 95% positive aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes. I'm straight, but if I had to fuck a guy, I'd fuck Daniel Craig.

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I dunno. I'm not str8, but I still think the early Sean Connory/Bond is totes hawter. Just sayin'…

gullywompr November 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

If I were to play for the home team, it would be 90's Pierce Brosnan. But since I was born this way, Gemma Arterton as Agent Strawberry Fields, please.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

As long as we're all agreed that Roger Moore isn't getting any.

gullywompr November 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

Agreed. Only good thing about that era was Jaws.

redarmyzombie November 3, 2012 at 5:47 am

Not even a pity fuck?

viennawoods13 November 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

Hmmm. Why choose? Craig AND Connery? be right back…

gullywompr November 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

People tell me I look like Connery. People also tell me I look like Craig. Any other men you think are hot? Because people tell me I look like them also too.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Stay thirsty, my friend.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

If I had to cross that particular line, I think I'd go for Nicole Kidman.
Salma Hayek looks like me, only about 500 times better-looking, so that would be more depressing than anything else; and I suspect that Scarlett Johansen may actually be a pool toy.

Negropolis November 3, 2012 at 1:11 am

and I suspect that Scarlett Johansen may actually be a pool toy.

ROTFLMAO! THAT's it. That's exactly what she is.

gullywompr November 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

I still wanna know what Bill Murray said to her, though.

bobbert November 3, 2012 at 3:46 am

Tell us more about how Salma looks like you?

gullywompr November 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

Wouldn't depress me none, I'd pick Salma Hayek out of that lineup any day. I'd also pick Scarlett Johannsen out. And, OK, I'd pick Kidman out as well. I'm just picky, I guess.

415buzzard November 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Blingee contest?? I need a distraction at this point……

Chow Yun Flat November 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm

patriartist

McNaughton is not only a painter, he is a foot doctor as well.

tracyhasfun November 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Needs moar dog whistle.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

He should stick to black velet and puppies with big, sad eyes.

PugglesRule November 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Or paintings full of "light", whatever that is.

ImpureScience November 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm

That’s a picture of Lenin, right?

Monsieur_Grumpe November 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Wait a minute, I get it now, this is porno for Mormons!

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

OT: Obama's Closing Speeches 'Coming From His Loins,' Top Adviser Says ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/02/david-axelrod-o... )

Aw, *DAD*-dy!!! ;0)~

Terry November 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

"and that if those folks were behind the Lincoln Memorial in real life, they would be in the middle of the Potomac. "

Look at it another way. It would be a cold day if a large percentage of black people vote for Romney so maybe they just walked across the ice on the river.

Ducksworthy November 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Those Blacks would be very happy to work in factories for their new Chinese overlords if the overlords would only house them in barracks surrounded by barbed wire.

MonkeyMotion November 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Geez, and here I thought they were all looking for Frankenstein.

ElPinche November 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Damn, aint that a bitch. My black minister has a torch app for his iphone.

chascates November 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Is this site up and down because of the imminent Electionpocalypse?

LagunaB November 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Servers in NYC. Mine are in Canada. Cheaper. And no problems. Ever. Kinda like Giuliani having the command center in the World Trade Centers. And we know how we'll that worked out.

YerMa November 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

That was super nice of Ice-T to take take from filming Law & Order: SVU to pose for this.

Trannysurprise November 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm

This is the dumbest escaped slave ever.

PRO TIP: Head North.

MilwaukeeKent November 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Mild correction — that's Saturday in Milwaukee. OT: what the heck happened to Wonkette this time? Glad we're back up.

BloviateMe November 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Man, rough times to be black. First, finding out Abe was a repub, then this scathing educational indictment set on a canvas medium.

If I was black, I'd have to do one of those sad music montages with me walking along a lakefront, skipping rocks and thinking long and hard about why I'm voting demoncrat.

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:18 am

Also, walking along a city street at night, after it just rained.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

It was a hard rain that night, a cleansing rain, washing the dirt from the city streets.

BloviateMe November 3, 2012 at 12:24 am

Which is right before I realize Romney is my own Golden Ticket, and a wise, kindly bystander urges me to "run home, run as fast as you can!" with my ballot clutched firmly in my grubby, but endearing hand.

EDIT: I couldn't let that sit, even as fictional work. I ran home, and realized that Romney sucks ass. The end.

Goonemeritus November 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I look forward to Jon McNaughton's white period.

LagunaB November 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I look forward to him having no business.

YerMa November 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

That was nice of Ice-T to take time away from filming Law & Order: SVU to pose for this.

Chichikovovich November 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Interesting you should mention that. Here's McNaughton's depiction of "the RINO":
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/323/a/8/Dur

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Someone has been watching The Tale of Catcher Freeman.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Why is Cornell West holding a torch?

Chet Kincaid_ November 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

It is his unrequited love for Barack.

bobbert November 3, 2012 at 3:48 am

Now, that's good.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm

If only I had meant to set that up. Well played, sir. Well played.

bobbert November 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Couple of remarks before heading off for my monthly dose of karaoke:

1. Bloomy had a second attack of common sense and cancelled the fucking marathon.

2. Our boy Nate concludes the day with Bamz at 81.4%

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2012 at 8:08 am

That leaves me 18.6% very, very worried.
Today's NYT takes wry look at Americans who think they'd move to Canada if Mitt wins, and how Canadians feel about that.

AlterNewt November 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

And people comment on them?

YouFail4eva November 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Well, comments are posted. Whether they are people depends on your definition of people…

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Yes – and there are some crazy motherfuckers over there!

It's for people who can't figure out Twitchy (Worse. Brandname. Ever.) Or Red State.

LibrarianX November 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Hmmm. Subtle.

VodkaGoGo November 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I don't think I like this painting, it's awfully…um…urban for my decor.

rocktonsam November 2, 2012 at 9:34 pm

needs moar Rafalca

LePiston November 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

This would be cool if it was a hot chick with braids holding that chain, leading around two armless, jaw-less dudes. And if Andrew Lincoln was walking around brooding.

vipond November 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Please stop taking context into consideration when you consider these points about the Democrats; you're ruining McNaughton's buzz.

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

'nother update…..remember long ago when we made fun of John Stossel………
http://wonkette.com/488500/stupid-hurricane-victi

via Sadly, No! we learn that someone with initials M.Y.
http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/37851.html#commen

had similar insights.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/11/01/ga

bobbert November 3, 2012 at 4:11 am

Jesus. I used to think Yglesias had a working brain. Even if he's never been within hailing distance of an actual disaster, he should be able to see the main flaw in his "reasoning" — the restriction on the supply side is not due to insufficient incentives, it's due to the fucking disaster. I doubt I'll ever be able to take this bozo seriously again.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

Oh FFS, when will these idiots come to learn that misallocating a necessary product (e.g. gas or food or potable water) based on wealth is not preferable to misallocating it based on who's first in line.

Also too, the idea that using supply methods that are only viable in the presence of rampant price-gouging is a good idea demonstrates that these morons really don't understand the concept of efficiency, despite the enormous amounts of time they tend to spend bloviating about the efficiency of the market.

Shut up, morons! Shut up shut up shut up shut up SHUT UP!

ETA: Stossel also attempted to claim that price gouging would lead to lower consumption. No, you fucking idiot. Would you be willing to pay $50 to not have to wait 6 hours in line? Of fucking course you would. The wait is every bit as much an incentive to reduce consumption as the price would ever be, if not moreso. No, Stossel has money and believes to his very core that this should by him privilege. That is the argument he's making.

iamrrm November 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

The revolution will be single file!

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

WIN

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

At the bottom of the chain, on the ground, is that a cock ring?

tessiee November 3, 2012 at 12:26 am

Oh, boy, is YOUR phone gonna be ringing tonight!

comptoneffect November 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

No Jesus with the Constitution. I say it's a fake.

neiltheblaze November 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I can't wait for the Cthulu version of this new one!

BadKitty904 November 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm
Wadisay November 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Next, dogs playing poker with chips that add to the federal deficeit.

uberneuman November 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Ah, Rip Torn in the manner I always think of him: Drunk, wandering the streets with a torch in one hand and a chain he whips at people with in the other hand…

Lascauxcaveman November 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

"You mean you'd paint over that whole masterpiece?"

(shrugs) "Sure, I gesso."

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

In a national that involved itself in actual chattel slavery as opposed to metaphorical slavery, this is a totally appropriate subject matter for a painting, right? lol

Mr. McNaughton isn't just fighting slavery…he's fighting irrelevancy, which, if you ask me, is a war he lost before it even began.

Let my sheeple go, indeed. I say we ship 'em to the modern, lawless Sinai and call it a day; no one has lost any.

Blueb4sinrise November 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Wait. ……….Wut?

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I had three different thoughts, and condensed them into a single post. lol

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Which is almost how Jon McNaughton paints, except your thoughts appear once to have made sense.

vulpes82 November 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Hey, the monks at St. Catherine's don't want them! Also, something something "burning bush."

JustPixelz November 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Makes me want to paint a fine art rendering of workers laid off by Bain leaving their factory by torchlight.

Or a painting of the ghosts of soldiers killed in Iraq in the War To Prove Dubya Bush Has a Bigger Cock Than His Father.

Or a pregnant teenager looking at a Planned Parenthood clinic with a "closed" sign.

Tundra Grifter November 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm
OneYieldRegular November 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Alt-alt-text:

Où est donc passé ce chien ? Je l’ai cherché partout
Où est donc passé ce chien ? Waou! Il va me rendre fou
Où est donc passé ce chien ? Oh, ça y est je le vois

C'est bien la dernière fois que je te cherche comme ça
Veux-tu venir ici ? Je ne le répèterai pas
Veux-tu venir ici ? Oh, ah oui, te voilà
Veux-tu venir ici ? Oh, et ne bouge pas
Veux-tu venir ici ? Oh, satané Mirza

Designer_Rants November 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

THAT'S who I was trying to place! Good eye!

Yessir, that most definitely is Mr. Rip Torn at night. He's clearly drunk, has gotten himself into some sort of shenanigan's (what with the torch and the chains and the mob that was chasing him down but then he charmed them and now they'll follow him anywhere). He's been painted right before he pawns his wrist watch; if I had to call it, day 3 of a Rip Torn bender.

lulzmonger November 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Um … that looks a lot less like "The Runaway Slave" than it does "The Missing Chattel."

That tired old schtick about MLK being a Republican Party supporter (until racists co-opted the GOP due to abandoning their ancestral home in the Democratic Party)? Yeah, that totally doesn't insult black folks' intelligence AT ALL.

EDIT: To be fair, you can tell he paints well enough that you can't even see the numbers AT ALL.

Jukesgrrl November 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

OT: Lots of comments here on multiple stories so I must be one of the few who couldn't get on Wonkette all afternoon. I even fired up the Internet Explorer I haven't used for at least a year, thinking it might be my Firefox that was the issue. But no connection from there, either. Can't imagine what the problem is.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Wonkette must be on servers in the tri-state area. I just found out, today, that that is the reason I haven't been able to access Daily Kos regularly. Their servers are literally on Manhattan.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Seems like it was brokeez for a couple of hours some hours ago. But we just kept trying and trying and trying and it sprang back up.

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I had DNS issues the first time I tried to get through. I think Sandy forcing the switch of hosting is messing stuff up a little; DNS propagation is a complicated business.

BadKitty904 November 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

I blames the Powers o' Darkness…

emmelemm November 3, 2012 at 3:11 am

It was going in and out for me today. {yes, yes, gutter mind, go there, whatever} Seriously though, it was good in the morning (West Coast) and then out mid-late afternoon.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Speaking of Yahoo!News as one of the remaining users of Yahoo as my primary search browser, what in the hell has happened to their news aggregate in the past few months? They used to have rather innocuous political commentary. Now, they are aggregating far-right commentary. Is this the new CEO's doing, or did it happen before her hiring?

WhatTheHeck November 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I noticed that. They have become the FoxNews of the Infortainment Intertubes. Awful, to say the least.

HogeyeGrex November 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

It has really been pissing me off. I've been yahoo for my webmail for ages, and don't really want to change, but damn.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Needz moar "Arbeit macht frei" in the foreground, and burning crosses…you know, for Methodism and freedumbz and such as.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hahahaha. Tried that the first time I ran away from home. Didn't work worth shit.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I hope she wears her ballot dress, again…

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

"Currently, 95% of all blacks vote Democrat, and yet what do they have to show for it? 25% of blacks suffer from poverty conditions. 16% of blacks are unemployed and 30% of all abortions are black babies. Also, a majority of our inmates are Black Americans."

One time, I brought a baloney sangwich for lunch, and on my way to work, the bus got in an accident. Let THAT be a lesson to ya!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

That's some serious Ohioan Repug logic you got there.

subsum November 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Dude looks like Rip Torn or James Lipton. Take your pick.

Negropolis November 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I prefer Lipton. They make the very best Muthafuckin' Ice Tea.

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

My nominee for comment of the day.

tessiee November 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm

At least this time he didn't give everybody in the picture a Mel Brooks schnozz.

bearperney November 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Back in 2001, I had a "flame job" put on my PT Cruiser that looked a lot like that torch flame.

fartknocker November 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Has McNaughton been following our friends from Brazil because I would suspect one would need to drink Brazilian sugar cane based liquor to come up with something that would preview on <a href="http://www.regretsy.com” target=”_blank”>www.regretsy.com

CthuNHu November 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Yeah, that's about my skill level, too.

BloviateMe November 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

Just a gut feeling, but I feel that at some point McNaughton is going to throw together a painting with a likeness of Muhammed on it, and the situation will then pretty much resolve itself.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

Insha'Allah.

BloviateMe November 3, 2012 at 12:26 am

Man, I hope like hell some wiseguy doesn't paint aforementioned picture and sign McNaughton's name to it.

That would be wrong.

Chet Kincaid_ November 3, 2012 at 12:35 am

Black Americans are not "the majority of our inmates", either, but who's checking?

weejee November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

Kinda like the average welfare queen in Illinois is not DeCharlene from Chicago's south side, but Twyla in her single-wide 30 miles outside of Cairo. But hey Chet, about 20 percent of our fellow Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, and 46% believe we bipeds were created in our present form by god, along with this big rock we call Earth, within the last 10,000 years. 21st Century mythology is alive and well.

Negropolis November 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

We will not be dictated by fact-checkers!

fuflans November 3, 2012 at 12:41 am

Everywhere I turn, the finger points at me.
You'll never understand, I'm in misery.
'Cause baby without you I have no one
Oh, my sweet darling what have I done

And I don't want to live this life
And I don't want to live this life
And I don't want to live this life Anymore

four more fucking days

imissopus November 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

Cool, I hadn't seen any publicity stills from Django.

fuflans November 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

that's for sure how i'm spending my holidays.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 12:50 am

The point, of course, being that you need this painting in your salon immediately. To think otherwise would be… slavery?

Yes indeed, there's nothing more freeing than being told by some old rich white guy what you must think.

RufusTFirefly November 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

I don't get it. What's the painting supposed to be about?

I wish I hadn't blown off Art History freshman year.

bearperney November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

If you only knew! Go back and audit Art History brother, you will not regret it. As a business student I took art history as a "easy 3" and was surprised that I loved it. I only have two books that have been worthwhile to keep from college, one is Art History and the other is Statistics.

Negropolis November 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

Question is the NEA still a thing, or did we kill that off in our last two-minute hate? 'Cause this man would have been offered an NEA grant for his work during the previous administration.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 1:13 am

And the irony would've been worthy of a goldy medal.

ElPinche November 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

OT:
Adelson sheep tries to vote twice, feds throw her ass in jail:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/02/south

Where's James O'Keefe? Why isn't he on this?

Biff November 3, 2012 at 2:06 am

Damn, I just came in to post that, too! http://www.8newsnow.com/story/19990635/breaking-n

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

Where's James O'Keefe? Why isn't he on this in jail?

FIFY.

BloviateMe November 3, 2012 at 2:48 am

WTF? Shit's getting real? I had no idea Fox News was allowed to have actual progressives.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/02/why-am-

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

Wasn't Sally Kohn also the one that wrote the piece on Faux Noose about how Paulie Ryan's entire convention speech was nothing but lies?

I guess she's the new Alan Colmes. "What are you saying, of course we're balanced, we have Sally Kohn"

Jus_Wonderin November 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

That is so beautiful.

I printed it out on my dot matrix printer. Used some Elmers to glue it to an old piece of cardboard that I saved from my Fruit of the Loom's three pack. Then I "framed" it with a bunch of old duct tape I was hoarding (along with that fun, fun bubble wrap and bread ties) and then used a pink ribbon to hang it from the "Have a Nice Day" smiley face that is prominent on my Kelvinator.

I can now visit this each time I tramp to the freezer/fridge where I crunch down a crumby, brown handfull of Cool Ranch Doritos appropriately chased with a shot of ice cold Skol Vodka.

And, except for the Docent that won't let me get to close, or, heaven forbid, touch it….life is good. Time for breakfast; where is my fucking lighter?

MrsConclusion November 3, 2012 at 10:30 am

I know a lot about art, but I don't know what I like. This is crap. HTH.

outragedcitizen November 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

McNaughton needs to open a few window in his studio, I'm thinking that the paint fumes have fucked up his mind.

sullivanst November 3, 2012 at 11:35 am

He should probably stop using lead based finger paints, too.

BadKitty904 November 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

OT: Meanwhile, in the Dark Ages: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/02/demon-po

ttommyunger November 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

Gee, I'd love to have one of these to hang in my crapper, but I devote 90% of my income to women and booze; the rest I just blow.

Ducksworthy November 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Stalin freed the slaves? Uh, OK.

azeyote November 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

that fool in the painting better put out that torch it looks like them honkies are comin to finish the job

rickmaci November 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

You know who else was a right wing ideologue and hack artist with less talent than the average house painter?

voodooeconomics November 4, 2012 at 7:07 am

was he the one that place Jesus "The savior For People that abide" Christ, next to the framers of the constitution.
He seems to be a huge penis..

voodooeconomics November 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

"Someone torched the skies..It wasn't us, no one knows who shot first. We are just copper top battery now"

carlgt1 November 4, 2012 at 7:24 am

this eerily ties in to Ann Coulter's incomprehensible new book on being black – written by the whitest woman in America…..

DahBoner November 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

No, no, no. You're interpreting this painting all wrong.

The Black "slave" represents the Tea Party. And the torch fire represents "cleansing".

And the Tea Party will burn down America, like an arsonist who thinks that by destroying something, you are "saving it" from falling into the "wrong hands", ie. Majoirty non-white America.

Amanwithnoplan November 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

The torches need more pitchforks, because the peasants are revolting.

Chet Kincaid_ November 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

Demographics paint the facts in interesting ways! According to 2010 Census Data, African Americans currently have more than double the rate of being President Of The United States that European Americans do: .0025 per 100,000 living Blacks have been our Commander-In-Chief, compared to only .0012 per 100,000 living Whites. With such stunning failure at rates of attaining the Presidency, one can understand why some White folks are so butthurt about Nobama Socialist Slavery.

grayforester November 4, 2012 at 11:18 am

Was the escaped slave one of the slaves that built the White House – you know, while enslaved? In slavery?

PugglesRule November 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I work 2 blocks from tomorrow's rally. I have to figure out how to get through the crush of people so I can attend.Oops, where's my damn ticket??

Reeseman November 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

Apparently McNaughton's freedom-loving ethos leads to not paying his bills, because communists. mcnaughtonart.com has been parked by Google. Conspiracy!

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I'm old. We get tired halfway through.

Young kittehs these days. No fucking respect.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

You are one smart lady, 'cos that's the voice I was thinking it in.

sullivanst November 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I'm hearing that plosive p right now.

MittBorg November 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

My pees are NOT plosive! (plaintively)

Fare la Volpe November 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Just your poos.

MittBorg November 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

(beams delightedly)

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