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

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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354 comments

          1. HistoriCat

            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"?

    1. AddHomonym

      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?

    2. tessiee

      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?

      1. sullivanst

        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.

      1. MittBorg

        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.

        1. viennawoods13

          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.

          1. MittBorg

            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.

    3. lulzmonger

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

    1. Tundra Grifter

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

      I thought baseball was the game played without a clock?

  1. BadKitty904

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

    (*fixed!*)

      1. gullywompr

        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).

        1. MittBorg

          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.

      1. Tundra Grifter

        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."

        1. Beetagger

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

        2. MonkeyBiz

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

    1. tessiee

      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.

    2. Chet Kincaid_

      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.

      1. PsycWench

        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.

        1. Negropolis

          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'.

    1. kakotechnia

      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.

    2. Typodong3

      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!

    1. Tundra Grifter

      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.

  2. ibwilliamsi

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

  3. Callyson

    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…

  4. ManchuCandidate

    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.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      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?

  5. PsycWench

    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.

    1. Lot_49

      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.

  6. smitallica

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

  7. Lazy Media

    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!

  8. Callyson

    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.

    1. natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      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!]

  9. DaveJ

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

  10. ShreditorsDesk

    "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.

  11. njstore

    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.

    1. natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      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.

  12. MonkeyHamlet

    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.

    1. natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      "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.

  13. mavenmaven

    "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.

  14. JackObin

    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.

    1. cheetojeebus

      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.

      1. Biel_ze_Bubba

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

        What were we talking about, again?

  15. kakotechnia

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

    1. Chichikovovich

      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.

        1. Chichikovovich

          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.—

          1. MittBorg

            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.

    1. Whollyholeyholy

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

    1. payton

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

    2. GunToting[Redacted]

      'Conservatives that enjoy staying angry?"

      Please file in the Department of Redundancy Department.

      1. kakotechnia

        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.

        1. tessiee

          "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.

    1. tessiee

      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.).

  16. Fairtackle

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

    Why is this so hard to understand people.

    1. cousinitt

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

    1. tessiee

      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.

    1. tessiee

      I hate the fucking Eagles, man.

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

      1. PugglesRule

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

  17. BaldarTFlagass

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

  18. NYNYNYjr

    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.

  19. BaldarTFlagass

    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.

    1. BadKitty904

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

      1. gullywompr

        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.

        1. gullywompr

          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.

    2. tessiee

      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.

      1. Negropolis

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

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

      2. gullywompr

        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.

  20. Terry

    "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.

  21. Ducksworthy

    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.

    1. LagunaB

      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.

  22. BloviateMe

    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.

      1. BloviateMe

        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.

  23. bobbert

    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%

    1. Tundra Grifter

      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.

  24. LePiston

    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.

  25. vipond

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

    1. bobbert

      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.

    2. sullivanst

      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.

  26. uberneuman

    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…

  27. Negropolis

    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.

  28. JustPixelz

    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.

  29. OneYieldRegular

    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

  30. Designer_Rants

    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.

  31. lulzmonger

    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.

  32. Jukesgrrl

    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.

    1. Negropolis

      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.

    2. natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      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.

    3. sullivanst

      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.

    4. emmelemm

      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.

  33. Negropolis

    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?

    1. WhatTheHeck

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

    2. HogeyeGrex

      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.

  34. Negropolis

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

  35. tessiee

    "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!

  36. BloviateMe

    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.

      1. BloviateMe

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

        That would be wrong.

    1. weejee

      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.

  37. fuflans

    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

  38. sullivanst

    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.

    1. bearperney

      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.

  39. Negropolis

    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.

    1. sullivanst

      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"

  40. Jus_Wonderin

    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?

  41. ttommyunger

    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.

  42. azeyote

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

  43. rickmaci

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

  44. voodooeconomics

    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..

  45. voodooeconomics

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

  46. carlgt1

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

  47. DahBoner

    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.

  48. Chet Kincaid_

    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.

  49. grayforester

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

  50. PugglesRule

    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??

  51. Reeseman

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

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