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Perhaps they could try not freaking out over a teenager's painting?
Perhaps they could try not freaking out over a teenager’s painting?

The Republican War On High School Art continues this week, as a total of four House Republicans have now taken down a painting depicting police as animals (one’s a warthog; the other may be a horse?) hanging in a U.S. Capitol complex hallway because it is too mean to police. Apparently, if we could just stop high school students from painting cops as animals, no police would ever face danger again. The painting managed to not kick up any controversy between June, when Rep. Lacy Clay selected it as a winner of an art competition for high schoolers, and December, when police unions started demanding its removal. In the last week, though, pulling down the painting has become a real sport for Republicans, who are lining up for the chance to take it down and return it to Clay’s office as a symbolic gesture of cop love. The fun started last Friday when California Rep. Duncan Hunter pulled it off the wall, bragging that as a Marine, he’d gotten the job done.

After that, the painting has been in near constant motion between the hallway and Clay’s office.

Tuesday morning, members from the Congressional Black Caucus led by Clay re-hung the painting and held a ceremony to celebrate restoring it to its place on the wall. Then later in the day Tuesday, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., took it down.

It was returned to Clay’s office, and then to the wall, only to be stolen a third time, by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and Brian Babin, R-Texas, and again returned to Clay’s office.

Your Tax Dollars At Work! Rep. Clay has defended the artist, David Pulphus, now a high school graduate, saying the young man had grown up seeing police treatment of the black community as “animalistic.” That monster!

As Clay re-hung the painting Tuesday afternoon, he told reporters, “it has become a very childish charade” and added that he is “getting a little dizzy” having to keep putting the painting back up — but vowed to “be persistent in protecting my constituent’s constitutional rights of free speech.”

Rep. Hunter doesn’t believe free speech has anything to do with it, because he really, really doesn’t like the painting. As everyone knows, that trumps some silly right to free expression.

“It’s offensive. It portrays police officers as pigs and it doesn’t belong in the U.S. Capitol. It’s that simple,” Hunter said before adding that the House will move to take it down again.

Washington Republican Dave Reichert, a former police officer, has complained to the Architect of the Capitol in a letter, asking the painting be permanently barred from display since it’s allegedly “in clear violation” of guidelines for art displayed in the Capitol, which prohibit art depicting “subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature.” Since the art grew out of young Mr. Pulphus’s frustration with treatment of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, perhaps the ban on “contemporary political controversy” will apply, and only nice topics will be allowed in future art competitions.

According to Politico, the rules include this lovely bit of doublespeak:

While it is not the intent to censor any artwork, we do wish to avoid artwork that is potentially inappropriate for display in this highly traveled area leading to the Capitol[.]

Hunter has this all figured out, explaining to Politico, “We looked up the rules for the art competition: You’re not allowed to have paintings that are sensationally divisive.” So there! He said House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had also weighed in on the vital issue of high school artists’ paintings, and had promised the GOP conference that even if the Architect doesn’t grant the request to ban the painting, then McCarthy and Ryan would overrule the decision, since they can. Not that they’re engaging in censorship of course — they’re simply making sure basic standards of decency are followed.

Rep. Clay seems to be under the impression that Republicans are mostly interested in a publicity stunt to prove how much they love police, and (though they’d never ever say it out loud) can’t stand any suggestion that policing is racially unbalanced:

“Lamborn came over, brought the picture to me, and I made sure he left swiftly from my office,” Clay said. “I’m in the middle of meetings in my office and he brings the picture. It’s a lack of decorum and respect for people’s constituents and people’s First Amendment rights. This kid has a right to express on canvas what he feels. How dare you try to stifle that, try to censor that. That’s wrong.”

Censorship? Never! The Republicans simply want to yell about a black kid depicting cops as pigs and put a stop to that. What’s so hard to understand about that? Besides, it’s against the rules. Doesn’t Rep. Clay respect the rules? Why is he so friendly to rule-breakers and their rule-breaking degenerate art, huh? It’s just a small step from breaking rules to breaking laws, and then to killing cops, now isn’t it?

Our prediction: Rep. Clay will eventually get tired of the nonsense and hang the painting in his office. Then House Republicans will demand he re-hang it in the hallway since several members haven’t yet had the chance to be photographed taking it down.

Politico / NBC News]

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  • Nounverb911

    “Washington Republican Dave Reichert, a former police officer”
    My former congresscritter until he got gerrymandered away from me, and probably the “Green River” killer.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Dumbshit couldn’t solve those murders. What a great cop he was!

  • Michael Smith

    Haha I agree with that prediction. Also, It sounds like something out of Catch-22.

  • Rick Hill

    It is offensive. Some police wish they had the decency of pigs

  • Oblios_Cap

    police unions started demanding its removal

    Republicans listening to a union? UNPOSSIBLE.

    • AngryKatie

      A PUBLIC union no less.
      Hypocritical shit stains every one.

    • BadKitty904

      Well, maybe if other unions were armed, too…

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Three words:

    FUCK THE PIGS

    Not all cops are pigs.

    Just the racist fascist asshole ones.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
  • BadKitty904

    OT: In re: Trumpee, spiteful pervert and international laughingstock, from the latest issue of the UK’s Popbitch

    Golden Opportunity: Some eye-watering figures

    Threesomes in olive oil-filled paddling pools are so 2016. The hottest new trend in scandalous hotel sex for 2017 is the Presidential Piss Party.

    We all know that The Donald prides himself on buying the very finest things in life – but how much does it cost to hire an army of escorts to drown a mattress in piss? We dusted off our calculator and ran the numbers.

    Read it here: Between the Spreadsheets – http://popbitch.com/home/2017/01/11/between-the-spreadsheets-ii-the-golden-opportunity/

    • Oblios_Cap

      If he wanted to defile the thing, why didn’t Donnie P just piss on it himself? Is his bladder as small as his hands?

      • BadKitty904

        All Republicans are control freeks? I don’t even wanna speculate…

  • MynameisBlarney

    All trump is sayin’…is give pee a chance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfIm5YZzVo

  • Michael Smith

    Also, how are the Republicans supposed to eliminate the purveyors and readers of Fake News without the help of the police?

  • Ezio Auditore

    I’m not a cop and nor do I know any personally, but if I were one, I wouldn’t be offended by this. People have legitimate fears and frustrations about the police. A so-called “good cop” should be willing to try and understand that and work to call out corruption in the system rather than getting offended at art.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Feefees have been hurt! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

    • splashy79

      Not only that, but there is another cop that is helping someone get away. Guess they all missed that.

  • monoglot

    Friends claim there are only three kinds of art: Famous Art; Ancient Art; and Sofa-Sized Art.

    Maybe it just needs to be bigger.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • splashy79

      My first thought too. Right wingers are all about “degenerate” art not being seen. Only “pure” art is OK.

  • schmannity

    Can Rep. Clay borrow Rep.Preston Brooks’ Charles Sumner cane to protect the display?

  • LarryHoudini

    PUT YOUR BIG BOY PANTS ON, SPECIAL LITTLE SNOWFLAKES.

  • FlemmishSpy

    Say, you know who else wanted to eliminate art they considered degenerate?

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Would it help if they’re fuzzy kitties?

    http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5899/32/original/640.jpg

    • C4TWOMAN

      “Maus”, a graphic novel about the Holocaust used cats to portray guards and mice for Jews. It’s very ,very good, except for the kittylibelz.

  • Nounverb911
    • Antonin Dvorak

      Which POTUS is the one staring at Obama’s pants? Madison?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Depends.

    • therblig

      i see that liar FDR got over his alleged “polio”

    • artem1s

      WTF is that?

      • Historicat

        You’re not familiar with America’s Greatest Living Artist Jon McNaughton?

        http://wonkette.com/?s=mcnaughton

        • artem1s

          I’m familiar with some of his crap but why is Madison? trying to grab Obama’s ass?

          • Historicat

            For the same reason everyone else wants to grab it?

  • memzilla Ω

    Why is [Rep. Clay] so friendly to… rule-breaking degenerate art, huh?

    Say… you know who else hated “degenerate art” … ?
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b0c9194586cac6f502166064338dd4ead683d7d757acbea2dd893be68b6fd0c.jpg

  • Carpe Vagenda

    but you know what doesn’t hurt their feelings?

    Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland), who serves on the House intelligence committee, said Clinton’s efforts to attract Latino voters was no different than Russian hackers acting on orders from Vladimir Putin to help put Trump in the White House, reported the Dallas Morning News.

    “Harry Reid and the Democrats brought in Mexican soap opera stars, singers and entertainers who had immense influence in those communities into Las Vegas, to entertain, get out the vote and so forth,” Conaway told the newspaper. “Those are foreign actors, foreign people, influencing the vote in Nevada. You don’t hear the Democrats screaming and saying one word about that.”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I’m actually surprised they’ve been so nice about it. I half-expect the next time they’ll just take an X-Acto knife to it.

  • FauxAntocles

    Would a painting of a giant Cheeto be ok?

  • MynameisBlarney
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Let’s all get distracted by this, and then find a couple of white cops to not convict for shooting unarmed black people.

  • C4TWOMAN

    I suspected they’d turn this into a yo-yo hang-unhang the painting Abbot and Costello act. Some one should use an permanent sticking charm.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Oh holy shit!

    Someone here called this shit yesterday! Those folders WERE empty.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/11/trump-busted-empty-fake-folders-conflict-interest-docs-press-conference.html

    • BadKitty904

      Someone thought they weren’t empty?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Everything with him is for show. It’s all props and fakery and “movie magic”. There isn’t a damn bit of substance to anything.

    • TJ Barke

      <This is my shocked face!

    • AngryKatie

      They’re not even good at the charade.
      They were all the same size, all brand new folders, all face down, and they freaked out when someone tried to touch them.

      His hair isn’t just an aesthetically displeasing monstrosity sitting on his head, it’s a metaphor for his approach to everything. He spends an ungodly amount of time and money carefully crafting the impression that he has a full head of hair.

    • As empty as the applause by his fluffers in the background during the presser.

  • Jack Webb

    How about a swastika, too? That’s free speech.

  • It’s important for that young man to learn that systemic racism goes all the way to the top and is embedded in the ‘rules of civility’ that grant wicked men the cover to engage injustice.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Their vaunted “civility” requires that they trample on the rights of one of their colleagues. Doesn’t seem very civil to me.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Which is why the problem is so intractable. Herakles had it good with the Augean Stables.

  • proudgrampa

    The irony is that the Republicans have made the art even more visible by their idiotic, infantile behavior.

    • Mary Sandoras

      I hope this works out well for the artist.

      • proudgrampa

        Indeed. This is an opportunity for him to get scholarships, a little fame, and not have to go through the “starving artist” phase. I hope that someone is guiding him.

    • Picabo

      The Streisand effect.

    • Ezio Auditore

      Yeah, it’s almost like the art isn’t even necessary. The actions of white-wingers show it all the time.

    • theblackdog

      Yup, didn’t know this existed until now!

  • BadKitty904

    I’m sure the White House will issue a memo shortly, but – in the interim – let me remind y’all that it’s our birthday today. So, for today, I am the boss of y’all…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a380e2f67172a526fa70f0abbf91042984679716c972f6e982900534eaf9a40.gif

    • Oblios_Cap

      Well, since National Bad Kitty day is Oct. 29, I must assume you are having a personal birthday. How many human years old are you?

      https://livingthegoodwilllife.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/happybirthdaycakefire1.jpg

      • BadKitty904

        28! I never thought we’d last this long!

        • Oblios_Cap

          Me either. But I passed that mark 30 years ago.

          • BadKitty904

            Sounds like you’re on a roll! You go!

          • Oblios_Cap

            It’s easier than walking.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Only two more years before you can’t be trusted. Molotov!

          • BadKitty904

            Meaning we can be trusted now???

      • LaylaOhGee

        Happy birthday!

    • Happy birthday! Or, as I used to say when I was little, Happy burpday!

      • BadKitty904

        Both are appropriate – and thank you!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Excelsior!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        ISWYDT

        • Mr. Blobfish

          You do?

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            I am oldz, sort of.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Happy Birthday!

      • BadKitty904

        Many thanks!

    • Jenny

      Happy birfday!

      • BadKitty904

        Much obliged!

    • BigBoppa pour la résistance
      • BadKitty904

        lol Thanks!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        It’s a bombe!

        • JH Marx, Resister

          Glad it wasn’t flambe!

      • Gayer Than Thou

        I simultaneously feel like that is kind of shitty thing to do to a person and like it is a thing I totally want to do to a person.

    • Shucky Ducky
      • BadKitty904

        Thank’ee!

  • anon_the_great

    Wait until those sad wingnuts discover the Denver airport murals.

    My other thought is where are leather clad New Black Panthers when ya need them?

    • Bill D. Burger

      One World Government! New Age! Bildeburgers! (ah..my namesake) Illuminati! Nuclear Holocaust!
      I think Alex Jones got a stiffy each time he came through our airport. (Sorry for that image.) Conspiracies galore.
      And, of course, there’s a secret extraterrestrial base beneath it.
      Oh..I could go on and on.

      • anon_the_great

        The question is if Alex did get a stiffy would anyone else know?

    • proudgrampa

      “Denver Airport Murals”

      http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Denver_Airport_conspiracy_theories

      “Really weird art

      DIA’s art contains what could be called “alien languages, soldiers in gas masks oppressing peasants, and Freemasons plaques”, or “weird art”. Take your pick.
      You have a 32 foot tall, very anatomically correct[13] blue horse, with glowing red eyes and veins that can be witnessed by people as they drive in and out of the airport.[14] Which fell on its creator and killed him during placement.[15] The airport itself was supposed to look like the snow-capped Rockies, while the locals often refer to it as the circus tent. There are also gargoyles that sit in luggage around the baggage claim.[16]

      “If you thought the horse was spooky, don’t look between its legs.[17]
      The mural in question is a multiple piece of art called “In Peace and Harmony With Nature” and “The Children of the World Dream of Peace” by Leo Tanguma. The first part has the soldiers, the second that is omitted from the conspiracy is much happier.[18] The artist stated the mural was to “… depict man-made environmental destruction and genocide along with humanity coming together to heal nature and live in peace.”

      “The supposed weird alien languages are not alien at all, but rather, they are Navajo terms for areas in Colorado. The exceptions are the two words Braaksma and Villarreal, which are the names of the artists, Carolyn Braaksma and Mark Villarreal.

      “The dedication marker does contain the Freemasons crest, and there are two Freemason grand lodges in Colorado. They mounted it over a time capsule placed at the airport they organized to fill. The Freemasons are just a local social and charity organization, although the capstone is inscribed with “New World Airport Commission”: a body that does not, in fact, exist. Some locals have wondered if this was just something to drive conspiracy theorists even more bananas than normal. The New World Society named in the plaque is a collection of small businesses that helped promote the airport. The three organizations listed as members of the Commission do, in fact, exist.

      “No one has yet stated what would possess an evil super secret organization to blatantly display large works of art in order to show off its headquarters underneath the world’s tenth busiest airport, to 50 million passengers a year. It defeats the purpose of being secret, and if the organization was all powerful… why would it care?”

      WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

  • Bill D. Burger

    And yet the 18 monuments dedicated to the traitors of the Confederacy who tried to enshrine slavery and destroy this republic aren’t racist at all, huh?

    In accordance with Executive Order 11593 by President Richard Nixon, the National Park Service surveyed and registered the 18 Civil War statues of the Confederacy in Washington, D.C. to aid in their preservation.

    Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain 38°54′35″N 77°2′36″W
    Nuns of the Battlefield 38°54′21″N 77°2′25″W
    Stephenson Grand Army of the Republic Memorial 38°53′37″N 77°1′18″W
    Peace Monument 38°53′26″N 77°0′44″W
    Ulysses S. Grant Memorial 38°53′23″N 77°0′46″W
    Major General James B. McPherson 38°54′7″N 77°2′3″W
    Admiral David G. Farragut 38°54′7″N 77°2′20″W
    Major General John A. Logan 38°54′35″N 77°1′47″W
    Major General George Henry Thomas 38°54′20″N 77°1′57″W
    Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott 38°54′26″N 77°2′12″W
    General Winfield Scott Hancock 38°53′37″N 77°1′20″W
    General John A. Rawlins 38°53′45″N 77°2′31″W
    General Philip Sheridan 38°54′44″N 77°3′2″W
    Major General George B. McClellan 38°55′0″N 77°2′47″W
    General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument 38°53′46″N 77°2′3″W
    George Gordon Meade Memorial 38°53′32″N 77°0′59″W
    Brigadier General Albert Pike 38°53′41″N 77°0′57″W
    Emancipation Memorial 38°53′23″N 76°59′25″W

    • Oblios_Cap

      Florida is getting rid of the Gen. Smith statue in the Capitol. I think we’re replacing it with the chap who invented AC.

      • Suttree

        Did Tesla have some sort of Florida connection that I’m unaware of?

        • o’look Skwerl!

          He means assless chaps. This is Florida after all.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        One of the nominees is the General’s former slave, Dr. Alexander Darnes:

        When the general escaped to Cuba to avoid being tried for treason, Darnes took his mother and wife to Pennsylvania and helped clear the way for his legal return. Kirby Smith became a math professor at Sewanee University in Tennessee. Darnes went on to graduate from Lincoln University – where he was one of the winning defendants in a Chester, Pennsylvania, voter suppression case. After earning a medical degree from Howard University, he returned to Florida to become Jacksonville’s first licensed black doctor.

        He distinguished himself during small pox and yellow fever epidemics. On his rounds, he met a 10-year-old James Weldon Johnson. [Famous AA Poet].

        Please Florida, exceed my expectations.

      • Unhappy Fingers

        Actually a statue of Willis Carrier, the guy usually credited with the invention, would be pretty neat. But so would a bunch of others.

        Do we always have to honor military types of whatever war and persuasion instead of those who saved lives or at least made people more comfortable? Even a robber baron like Henry Flagler would be better than some old Confederate military type.

  • mancityRed6

    It’s like those wonderful people who would be arrested for trespassing when Terry Schiavo was in the news. Doing it for the photo ops.

    • ViveLaPeésistance

      And the religious nuts who would ride a bus 400 miles to chain themselves to a rock with a Bible verse, but won’t drive a block to fee a homeless person. Something sound and fury something something.

  • Suttree

    I miss the good old days of John Ashcroft being offended by a boob.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Ironic huh? Since now the whole world is offended by the Orange Boob we’ve put into the Oval Office.
      ~rimshot~
      I’ll show myself out.

  • Perhaps Representative Clay should introduce a bill asking for funding to buy the GOP House members security blankets so they feel safe in the Capitol building.

    They can come in four designs: AR-15 print, Dollar sign print, Bible prints, or pure white hooded snuggies.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      These assholes need a security blanket party, in the Army barracks sense.

  • TJ Barke

    People upset that cops are killing unarmed suspects are portraying cops negatively? Worse than 10 megahitlers!

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      It’s not the killing of unarmed suspects, of course. That’s fine. It’s the animal thing. Only white people are allowed to depict other races as non-human animals.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      But it’s just a blah kid walking down the street.

      Oh, wait. I see your point. Automatic suspect in the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.

  • AngryKatie

    Until the grand architect or whatever rules, maybe some citizens could volunteer to guard the painting.

  • boyblue122

    They wont be happy till all pictures are replaced with Trump portraits paid for by the Trump organization

    • Oblios_Cap

      Wrong. They will paid for by the taxpayers and they will be supplied by the Trump Organization. At 20X cost.

      • o’look Skwerl!

        All of Trump.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    No, I and my bottle of “meds” did not make this up.

    *** And stay tuned for the next step in finally shooing away the pesky numbskulls in what was once “mainstream” media. I’m going to do my part. I’ll soon announce the most helpful, satisfying, exciting leap YOU can take with me as we help build America’s future together. ***

    Love and kisses, Sarah

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/01/12/sarah-palin-facebook-post-fearless-leader-donald-trump-lying-lapdog-media

    • Nounverb911

      Off the peak of Denali?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        I can see that river from my house!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
    • Antonin Dvorak

      It is not like she’ll stick with it for more than three months anyway.

    • therblig

      so, mindless word salad capped off with a new grift? sounds about right.

    • TJ Barke

      Our new media will be 100% fact free and confirm all right wing biases! America will be grate again!

    • Suttree

      Yes, I totally read that as “shooting away the pesky….”

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Unless it’s “we’ll be catching the next passing comet via special yumyum pudding in our matching sneakers and track suits,” I doubt it’ll actually be helpful or satisfying for most of us.

  • ViveLaPeésistance

    The warthog face may be a caricature but the moobs look about right.

  • Picabo

    This is the circenses part of panem et circenses. Just a show for the rubes to be displayed of Fox Noise.

  • arglebargle

    OT, but sleepy B needs a nap. Here’s his response to an Elizabeth Warren question…

    “It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American,” Carson declared boldly.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/ben-carson-chokes-over-warrens-grilling-not-my-intention-to-do-anything-to-benefit-any-american/

    • Vincent Ricola

      Sleepy Ben’s confirmation hearing has been a delight. He is such a smug dipshit and the people questioning him keep having to guide him like he’s some kind of distracted 6-year-old.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Ah — that’s why he decided he was qualified. As HUD secretary, Dr. Carson can not help far more Americans than he could not help as a private citizen.

    • proudgrampa

      What A Idiot.

    • Suttree

      No shit Ben. HUD’s mission statement is not about helping insanely rich people.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Yeah…

      I’d call that a pretty significant Freudian Slip.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I love when they screw up and accidentally tell the truth

    • YoNastyBunny

      Wow. He’s like your ignoramus uncle whose only claim to fame was coaching thigh school basketball team to the state play-offs that one time. Just STFU, Uncle Ben, and go back to sleep.

  • Nounverb911
    • BadKitty904

      GOOD. ‘Bout damn time someone in Congress grew a spine.

      • MynameisBlarney

        What EEEEES EEEET?
        I can’t see tweeter linkys.

        • Nounverb911

          Rep Barbara Lee is boycotting the inauguration and will be organizing.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Sweet Jesus on rubber crutches! That’s fucking great!

    • DahBoner

      I don’t give a shit about tradition, but I think Hillary should NOT attend, except by live streaming from France

    • Courser

      YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!! It’s about time!!!

  • anwisok

    “. . . guidelines for art displayed in the Capitol, which prohibit art depicting “subjects of contemporary political controversy . . . ” Makes perfect sense: can’t have no contemporary political controversy in the Capitol. No, Sir! Not the place for it.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!”

  • Nounverb911

    Dear New York,
    I ain’t never ever movin to that DC place
    XOXOXO
    Donnie

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/819600124133474307

    So he tells us where he is now….

    • Yr. Gma

      Well, where he was at 9:41 AM on 12 Jan 2017. The day is young.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • C4TWOMAN

      Shades if Ross Perot “Let’s elect him and see what happens!”

      • MynameisBlarney

        Well, Perot was smarter than trump by several orders of magnitude.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Not a difficult feat for the average chimpanzee, but I get your point.

        • artem1s

          no, we just never got to the point of finding how loonie Ross was. remember the conspiracy to ruin his daughters wedding? remember his VP pick? he was cracked. we just weren’t lucky enough this time around. Twitler never got bored or distracted enough to quit the way he did in 2012.

    • Ducksworthy

      Nice to know there’s a steady hand on the tiller of the ship of state. By the way, I’m going to liquidate my 401 (k) and I’d appreciate advice about what would make a good investment for a post apocalyptic world, some kind of non-perishable food maybe.

      • MynameisBlarney

        MRE’s and tents.

      • OrG

        GUNS! Then you can take other people’s plowshares.Or something like that.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Slingshots! Never runs out of ammo!

      • Bozilingus

        Invest in pyramids and wheat.

      • artem1s

        hobo beans. seeds and some land to grow food. sheep or goats maybe. some sort of renewable food source.

    • chortlingdingo

      Tillerson has “evil villain” eyebrows.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Of course! They match the rest of him.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Let’s not disgrace these fine R representatives. They’re not complete dicks…

    They’re just the glans.

    • Courser

      Just the tip…

      Sorry Jonny, I just had to.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    They will have their own competition for which they will select “Obama with bullet hole in head” as the winner, as payback.

    The trouble is – I know that’s different, but I’m hard pressed to find the words to explain why. Are they not both a sincere expression of how the artist felt?

    • chortlingdingo

      “Obama with bullet hole in head” targets a real, living individual and could be interpreted as advocating violence against said individual.

      “Cops with animal heads” does not target any specific police officers and uses animal metaphors to indicate the artist’s feelings about the actions of law enforcement organizations.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Please, you’re dealing with Rethug swine here. They don’t have the cognitive abilities to understand the difference.

      • Serai 1

        Also, it’s not a threat, just an insult. If the cops aren’t man enough to put up with a few insults, they shouldn’t be in the cop business.

    • artem1s

      threats to specific persons = shouting fire in a theatre. threats to sitting or past Presidents, a bigger no no. Cops are free to hang a painting depicting all cops as angels and saints. a more accurate analogy might be a painting depicting the protestors as say, thugs and animals, In other words, the nightly news.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I’m starting to think that Republicans have a only a passing knowledge of maturity.

    • dslindc

      That seems generous.

  • shastakoala

    Honestly, it’s a good thing the kid didn’t paint a clock.

  • To paraphrase Abigail Adams as she watched the White House being built by slave labor, “Nothing good can come from this.”

    • Serai 1

      Did she really say that, or is it just one of your sparkling bon mots?

      • I recall reading this in “The Letters of John and Abigail Adams”.

        The PBS mini-series “John Adams” from 2008 was brilliant and they may have mentioned it there as well also too.

        • Serai 1

          Wow. That is wonderful. Thank you for that bit of history!

  • Nounverb911

    About that LL Bean tweet from Herr Twitler:
    https://twitter.com/ezlusztig/status/819550275161747456

    • Bozilingus

      tRump endorsement = Kiss of Death

    • Courser

      Meh, I have no problem boycotting their overpriced, faux-outdoor shit. Again, it’s easy to boycott something I get from other companies anyway.

    • artem1s

      they want our business, the board can vote her off. they have that power. she is drawling a salary from her board service. fine her an amount equal to her contributions to the fascist’s campaign, then kick her off the board. she is spending company money on her political beliefs. I wonder if stock holders are aware of how much she is spending on fascists? consumers don’t want to support fascists. Don’t elect fascists to your board. don’t elect people who support fascists to your board. easy, peasy

      • Serai 1

        So email them and tell them. Complaining on a comment board does nothing, but flood their inboxes or start a Twitter campaign, and they’ll listen, believe me.

        • artem1s

          sry, wasn’t meant to be directed at you. my comment was directed to the CEO who is claiming the company is good, just one bad apple. do something about the bad apples and I will buy the company line about ‘mostly’ good. don’t just say you are a good company, be a good company. directors can and should hold other directors accountable for their actions. just saying. doesn’t mean I didn’t register my complaint with them. also, I spent time this morning thanking Penzy for lambasting TRump. so both can be done. support companies that act responsibly and boycott those that don’t.

          • Serai 1

            Yes, and I meant that you should direct that comment at him, and not a comment board. Go to the company website, get their contact address, and email them. If you’re on Twitter, go talk about it. It’s easier than ever to get companies to pay attention these days. Use it.

  • OrG

    Perhaps if they could replace this painting with one depicting a white cop killing an unarmed black teenager the republicans would find it more “appropriate”.

  • DahBoner

    You’re not allowed to have paintings that are sensationally divisive.

    Like the Trump Small Dick painting?

    OK, you owe me $5 for not ruining your lunch 😀

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I got your fiver right here.

      So what if it’s in millimeters?

  • SayItWithWookies

    What is it that conservatives always say when someone gets outraged by racism? Oh yeah — you don’t have a right not to be offended. Now be an adult. Or do they never say that to themselves?

    • C4TWOMAN

      They’re very “do as I as not as I do”, so imma guessing no.

      • BadKitty904

        Aka, “hypocritical”…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    You’re not allowed to have paintings that are sensationally divisive.

    Dull and divisive, OTOH, are A-OK!

    • Picabo

      The rubes prefer Thomas Kinkade.

      • Serai 1

        Well, it’s very sparkly. Maybe if this kid had doused his painting in glitter, there wouldn’t have been so much outrage.

    • BadKitty904

      How “divisive” can it be when nobody cares?

      • Serai 1

        THEY care!!! OMG WHY U SO HATEFULL?????

        • BadKitty904

          Emulation?

  • Clyde Barrow

    I thought idiots that like to go around calling people ‘cucks’ were 100% against political correctness?

    Sorry, but the second you take offense to criticism of the police, firefighters, the military, or any other “heroes”, you are succumbing to the most brutal form of political correctness….mandated patriotism.

    Now bring out the paintings of Satan eating aborted white Christian babies!

    • Jennifer R

      They are also “incel” virgins.

      • Serai 1

        They’re not incel. They’re creepy little manbabies nobody wants to fuck. There’s a difference.

        • Jennifer R

          Isn’t that the same thing? Someone who goes to the effort of describing them-self as “involuntarily celibate” is either a prisoner in a convent, or terminally unfuckable.

          • Serai 1

            Absolutely not. Are you kidding? There are certainly people who cannot have sex because of things out of their control. There are medical conditions that make sex excruciatingly painful, for one thing. Don’t assume that just because you can do something, everyone can do it.

            The fact that these pusbags even use the term “incel” makes me froth at the mouth with rage. I hate people that co-opt a real condition just to make themselves feel SPESHUL. This is a serious thing, and it doesn’t need these fuckwads to turn it into a joke.

          • Jennifer R

            Duly noted, and stricken from the lexicon.

    • JohnBull

      I have one of those. It’s hanging next to my Jerry Sandusky shrine.

    • Serai 1

      The ones who complain about “political correctness” (read: calling them out on their shittiness) are always the ones who whine the loudest about their Pwecious Widdle Fee-Fees.

  • OrG

    So disqus is STILL fucked up?

    • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

      Water is wet, the sky is blue, and the GOPEE is fondling America’s swimsuit areas sans consent.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It’s settled down a little for me, but my feed still has some delays.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Why does Duncan Hunter hate the First Amendment?

    • OrG

      It’s not the second?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Like most Reptards, he especially hates the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Fuck the cop apologists. I have a hearing in an hour to decide whether I’m going to get to destroy a bad cop’s career. I may share details in the open thread later, but I have to get permission to mention to a jury that the cop whose judgment is to be trusted was fired from his last job because someone died because he fucked up.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I hope you’re able to get rid of him, but I fear that he’s just too likely to wind up in Cheeto Satan’s cabinet to feel very sanguine.

    • Yr. Gma

      You know what the right answer is.

  • The Wanderer
  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    US Inspector General launched probe into Comey’s actions ahead of election.

    • Shibusa

      The IG seems to be closing the barn door far too long after the horse bolted.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Yeah, well… the IG would have been guilty of the same thing possibly if he had done it in July.

    • Doug Langley

      And I’m sure he’ll get it all done in six days.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Are you suggesting that Trump will try to fire him?

        • Doug Langley

          Perish forbid! Why, I hear Donnie’s the sweetest boss around.

          • DoILookAmused2u ?

            Well, he’s a career DOJ guy, Harvard Grad, and Trump would have to send a notice to congress 30 days ahead of his firing.

  • Mavenmaven

    “Besides”, said Ryan, “nowadays, is a black kid really still a full citizen of the United States?”

    • Picabo

      No.

    • Markuserektus

      …three-fifths.

  • chortlingdingo

    It feels hypocritical to me that someone from the party who rails (loudly) about rampant political correctness and safe spaces would complain that something is offensive and that the capitol building should be safe from “sensationally divisive” material.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      That seems to be the trend now. All the cool kids are doing it, so the R’s jumped on board. They are now special snowflakes that require safe spaces too.

    • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

      Yeah, but that’s like, their entire thing. Yelling about PC culture and snowflakes but being the most fragile of anyone around.

  • Creepoman

    Everything sucks, but here’s hoping the added notoriety ends up turning this high school project into some real scratch for the kid.

    • snark-lurker

      now that would be the catz pajammies

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
  • BosGrl

    Wish these assholes were so quick to pull down every Confederate flag they see.

  • BigBoppa pour la résistance

    Next time they take it down Rep. Clay should hang this in its place.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56ebad7fa92cb687b5fe5cf61d73087466cd8594ed47f1545c39df7f1377b6ce.png

    • MeerkatsRMammals
      • Serai 1

        You know, I always thought that was a beautiful image. How many people would hate it if nobody knew how Serrano had created it?

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          It is a lovely image…if you don’t think about why it’s yellow. I vividly remember the outrage back in the day over this being displayed & thinking “what’s the big deal”? That type of rational thought is what got me kicked out of Catholic school.

          • Serai 1

            Considering how many classical paintings contained urine – because it was used as an ingredient in certain paints – makes this whole schtuss just a bunch of bullshit from people who know nothing about art.

  • Ricky Gay

    Pig fuckers

    • snark-lurker

      cock suckers

  • mardam422

    That kid is gonna be rich. Thanks, Rep. Rohrbacher!!!1

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Am I having deja vu, or is this the second time this exact post has gone up on Wonkette?

    • Sister Artemis

      It’s been mentioned before, but I don’t think a whole post has been done. The world is upside down, time is going backwards, cats marrying dogs…. hang on world!

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      There was a post here last week about it. Painting caused an uproar & much pearl clutching among the ones with (R) after their names. The “Marine” R took it down & gave himself a good pat on the back. Looks like another group put it back up & now there’s some back & forth over the warthog police.

    • Doug Langley
  • Bitter Scribe

    Too bad D.C. isn’t Chicago, where a bunch of black aldermen swooped into the Art Institute and confiscated a painting of the late mayor Harold Washington wearing women’s underwear. (Although to be fair, that painting was pointlessly offensive.)

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Why? Was the underwear not in a flattering colour?

      • Bitter Scribe

        I know you’re being funny, but the serious answer is that it played into rumors that Washington was gay. Which were based, apparently, on nothing more than his being unmarried. Every politician who is single, or marries late in life, gets gay rumors. I’ve never known that not to happen, everywhere on the political spectrum, from Joe McCarthy on the right to Jerry Brown and Elena Kagan on the left. It’s one of the most obnoxious tropes in American politics.

        • Unpresidented Ron

          Yeah, I’ve been noticing that since ‘confirmed bachelor’ became a dog-whistle. It’s even been said that a single man would never be able to be President, because nudge nudge wink wink.
          Though what makes the situation even odder (if you collect oddities) is that transvestitism is statistically more often found in STRAIGHT males. So, confused message there, whoever painted the thing.

  • Bureaucrap

    I’m surprised that the high school artist hasn’t been “detained for his own protection” already. I’m sure the artist has a broken taillight or something else he can be framed for.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      “Framed” means something different than “extra-judicially homicided,” right? Or it used to at one time?

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    They should put up the picture of Trump thumbs up riding with shirtless Vlad on horseback. That ain’t politics that’s love, man.

  • Alan

    Could just grow up. Nah.

  • Royal Ugly Dude
  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn
  • Serai 1

    One of the most embarrassing things about America is what delicate little snowflakes the police have become. Or at least their mouthpieces. The slightest suggestion that MAYBE they do things that are bad for people incites a tsunami of HURT FEELZ OMG!!!!! Jesus, man up, guys. You’re running around with guns telling people what not to do, and in the process, some of you are shitbags about it. You’re gonna get flak – it’s PART OF THE JOB. If you don’t want people mad at you, go be an accountant or something. Because if you can’t take it, then your motivation for being a cop is not about protecting the public, but about your juvenile cops-and-robbers fantasies.

    (Seriously, it’s pathetic how whiny and pussified the people in power have become. It’s not enough they get to lord it over the rest of us, now they don’t even want to KNOW that anybody doesn’t like them.)

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Democrats have art competitions.
    Republicans have fart competitions.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    There’s a non-cop in that painting that is also depicted as an animal.

    SEE BOTH SIDES DO IT!!1

    Therefore leave it up, ass-faces.

  • PixieThis
    • Unpresidented Ron

      Don’t look into the eyes! They are gateways to absolute evil!

  • MeerkatsRMammals

    Don’t these people have other things to worry about right now? Like taking away everyone’s medical coverage & sending our country back 4 decades? Damn slackers, get back to work!

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    I usually find your articles mildly amusing, but this post is extremely biased. If the painting had portrayed the cops normally and the black people as apes, you guys would be crying racism and demanding it be taken down. P.s I use an ad blocker. (It’s called Goodblock if you would like to try it, I would highly recommend it. Right now it is blocking 23 of wonkettes pesky ads.)

    • Serai 1
      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        Nope, don’t get it (smoking kills)

        • Serai 1

          THE POINT ——————————————————>
          your little head

          Color me shocked that the concern troll doesn’t get it.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Do I get another clue?

          • Serai 1

            No. Your coprocephaly is your own problem. Go look up “concern troll” if you’re really that abysmally fucking stupid.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Like a comment troll you resort to insults and curses to demean and provoke others,

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Oh dear.
      Look, my pathetic little concern troll, if you don’t understand the difference between symbolism and racism you might want to ask an adult about it some time. In fact, try to learn something about the world outside your basement before you post again. Who knows, we might even start taking you seriously.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        I don’t have a basement, I wanted to get one to store the bodies in, but the workers were getting suspicious about the bloodstains. So now I just make do with chopping them into little bits and cramming them in the freezer for dinner.

    • Just mildly amusing?
      I am going to bet US dollars that you have never read an article on this site- including this one right here.
      BIG difference depicting cops as animals and a certain race as a certain animal. One is a job, the other are a people. Unless you are saying all cops are one particular race?

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        You now owe me a few US dollars. I have read lots of articles on this website. The deleted comments are my favourite. I don’t really read the recipes as they have obscure ingredients in them, like squirrel or clams. There used to be these senate Sunday things which I never read either because what do I care about the US senate. I will except the US dollars in cash or cheque.

        • Yeeaahhhh knowing a few jokes is not proof of actually reading the articles.
          I stand by what I said. Regardless of how many times you clicked a page open.

    • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

      You created a profile just for this post? Awwww. That’s sweet.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        Everybody has to start somewhere, don’t they?

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        And upvotes himself. Isn’t that special?

        • Upsetti Spaghetti

          Why would you automatically assume it’s “himself” without asking what pronoun I would prefer to be identified by?

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            Fair enough–do enlighten me, then.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Ze

    • Begin Anew Day

      STFU donnie.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        While I do not know what a “donnie” is I will accept it as a term of endearment and wish you the same.

    • HazooToo

      Honestly? I see your point. However, I disagree with it. Mocking a race of people is different from mocking authority. The former IS racist. The latter is something vital to democracy.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        They’re not just mocking authority. They’re calling the people who put their lives on line each day protecting us, animals. While I admit a few cops might have issues, it is a major generalization to say they’re all animals. A bit like saying all black people are uneducated, freeloaders or druggies

        • Saxo the Grammarian

          Look a little more closely – the pig/warthog cops are brandishing weapons in possibly inappropriate ways. It is a fact of life in our country that people in police custody die at higher rates than in other developed countries. *Some* cops are a little too quick on the trigger (or on the choke-hold) than they really need to be.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I don’t know…. while not an expert, I would assume that when you want to shoot you point your weapon in the direction that you want the bullet to go. That higher death rate is the price you have to pay for having easy access to guns.

          • Saxo the Grammarian

            I’ll give you props for admitting you’re not an expert, for sure.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Thanks?

        • HazooToo

          The artist’s experience with cops was exactly that. He saw them preying on his community like animals. This is an issue that needs to be addressed. There are communities that TRUST their local police department, and those are usually the places where police go above and beyond to reach out and do things with their citizens. I’ll stand up for a good cop all day. But we need to address the fact that our police forces have a very bad record, overall, of actually admitting when they’re wrong instead of digging in and getting violent.It’s not a “few” cops, it’s a large number. And they don’t tend to stand up for their own, when one cop makes a decision to stop ignoring corruption and reports it. They are harassed and threatened by their own co-workers, and sometimes left alone with no backup in dangerous situations. They are run out of town, and often, their next precinct will hear about what they did. Careers are ruined. Already stressed families can be pushed to the breaking point. Police corruption is a serious issue that goes beyond just a few bad apples.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            If you don’t break the law you won’t get arrested. It’s as simple as that. While I have never been to America I have watched all 29 seasons of cops and so consider myself to be quite an expert. Whenever the police catch the black person with the drugs and their pants falling down, you hear they’re family members gather around the police hurling insults and saying “hes a good boy, he didnt do nuffin”

          • Saxo the Grammarian

            “If you don’t break the law you won’t get arrested.”

            Oh my goodness, Emily Dickinson, do you *ever* leave your room???

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            If she wan’t born in this half of the century I don’t know her.

          • Suse

            This half of the century?

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            It’s a figure of speech

          • HazooToo

            Okay. Seriously. “Didn’t do nuffin” is a dead giveaway as to where you get your “information”. As for the rest of your bullshit, watching 29 seasons of Cops makes you an expert in bad TV programming. If you have never been to America, don’t try to act like you know what the fuck is going on over here. I’m done with you, but don’t be upset, I’ll let everyone else know you’re still here. They’ll keep you entertained.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            As I stated in my last article I got my information from watching all 29 seasons of cops so no bonus points for working that out I’m afraid. I’ll have you no that Cops is an awesome tv show, otherwise why would there be 29 seasons of it? My favourite bit was when the criminal tried run in front of the police car and they almost ran him over. I haven’t laughed that hard in months. Luckily I’m an avid reader of Wonkette, so I do know what the fuck is going on over there. While I am heartbroken that you are leaving me, I’m sure I’ll survive without you…. somehow. Also, how will you let everyone know? Is there a secret chat room?, does it have a secret password? or maybe a secret handshake?

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            I’ll have you no that Cops is an awesome tv show, otherwise why would there be 29 seasons of it?

            1. May I suggest that you learn the difference between “no” and “know.” They aren’t interchangeable terms.

            2. What is entertaining and what is factually accurate can be two very different things.

            3. Oh, for fuck’s sake.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            If you have nothing better to point out than a minor grammatical error than I think we’re done here.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            If your reading comprehension is such that you failed to notice that I also pointed out that there is a difference between being entertaining and being factually accurate, you’re right: you are done. Bye!

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I did notice that unfortunately I had better thing to do than reply to that.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            Wait–you think you are an expert on police methods because you watch a reality show?

            https://media.giphy.com/media/QgixZj4y3TwnS/giphy.gif

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            yes….

          • HazooToo

            Also he’s never even been to America. https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder844/48077844.jpg

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Why would you automatically assume it’s a “he” without first asking me my preferred pronoun?

          • HazooToo

            Because I don’t like you. Sorry, I thought that was obvious.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            No, maybe you should try making it cleared next time. Try putting it in brackets. e.g. (FYI I do not like you)

          • HazooToo
          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            That should do the trick, just try making the font a bit bigger next time.

        • Jennifer R

          A few bad apples ruins the bushel.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I wouldn’t know. I don’t have an apple tree.

          • Jennifer R

            You seem like you prefer stranger fruit.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Putting aside the polemic about art for the time being, I wonder why you would mention your ad blocker? Are you highlighting the fact that you are depriving our beloved Donna Rose the funds with which delightful apparel like the Lion Costume are acquired? There’s no shame in using an ad blocker, but for heaven’s sake, subscribe or buy a t-shirt while you’re here!

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        Yes, yes I am. I got the ad blocker recently and I wish I had gotten it earlier. No more pop up ads and no more side bar ads. And if I’m being honest, the kid isn’t that cute anymore, judging from recent photos. I don’t get anything from subscribing and the merchandise is overpriced and geared towards those in the US. Not to mention the shipping. If you want a job with a steady income try macca’s.

        • Suse

          How dare you disparage our beautiful babby?1!!

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I understand, the truth hurts

          • Suse

            En garde!

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            That sounds French or possibly Spanish

          • Suse

            vai tomar no cu

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Spanish I think, definitely Spanish.

          • Suse

            Wrong!

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Do I get a hint? Also what’s the prize

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I have checked google translate and it is definitely Spanish. It means go take care. Which is nice…. I guess

          • ez

            I believe this might be a French idiom, shut the fuck up and settle down in there or I’ll give you what for…

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I have met that child. She is adorable. And very sweet. And you are a poltroon, a cad, a blackguard, and a dreadful spokesperson for “macca’s”, whatever that is.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Since you made me look up poltroon, cad and blackguard. All of them which do not apply to me. I think it’s only fair that you look up what macca’s is or use your brain cells to figure it out. I’ll give you a hint, it ends in donalds

          • WomanInTheResistance

            Nope. Why bother? You have 27 posts, and a grand total of 7 upvotes, all of which you did yourself. I don’t know what is wrong with you that makes you create a profile just to come and annoy people. But it is patently obvious that you are a trifling, sad little person. Who will be gone soon. And in a week, nobody will remember you.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I only posted one comment. All those other posts are a result of you guys replying to me. If I am annoying you maybe you should stop replying. If you think I will be gone soon than you are in for a big shock.

          • WomanInTheResistance

            I am going to be nice, and assume that you are very new to these parts, rather than a villainous, child-slandering oaf. First off, every non-comment that you write shows up in your Disqus profile (36 now -my, you are a chatty one). We can see them. Replies are put up as notifications, not posts. Secondly, it is very bad form to upvote yourself. It is simply not done by good people. Thirdly, parachuting into a website and being a jerk is unadvised. I have no idea where you have hung out before, but this is a moderated place. And we have standards. You are not meeting them.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Calling a kid not cute is now considered child slandering? I will use my small words for this so you can understand. I have only written one original post if you scroll up you will see it above you. All the others are replying to people who have replied to my comments. If you bothered to read through my post you would realise that. If you have a problem with me upvoting myself maybe you should build a bridge a get over it. You are obviously prejudiced against people who upvote themselves you consider them “bad people”. I did not “parachute” into this website. I have been here a long time. Another person challenged me on this. He now owes me “a few US dollars”. Obviously your moderators must be asleep, if I am not meeting your standards.

          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            Babby is a stupid name for a kid, name it something normal like sasperella

          • Serai 1
        • Serai 1
          • Upsetti Spaghetti

            I like chickens. They’re friendly and very funny.

          • Serai 1

            Why would you imagine I give a fuck what you like?

            *BLOCKS YOU *

            You can sit in the corner and troll yourself.

    • Tiny kaiju

      Or you could support Wonkette with an Ad Fewer account and have no ads.
      Also I have heard many a white person call the police any number of impolite things including pigs. It’s not a new idea.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        Why would I pay for something I can get for free? Just because white people have said it doesn’t mean its okay for a black teenager to call police pigs.

        • Serai 1
        • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

          Would be nice if so many cops didn’t ACT like pigs.

        • Tiny kaiju

          You should pay for Wonkette’s Ad Fewer because it supports a website you claim to read frequently. Without reader’s support Wonkette can’t pay their bills. No support = no Wonkette. Are you implying it is Ok for white people who don’t like cops to call them pigs? Calling police cops is sort of denigrating. Also you are missing to point about what it feels like as a young black man to deal with police. If people in authority treat the people they are supposed to help like animals, it’s going to come back around and they become animals themselves.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      And now, for a different take:

      “This is really not about a student art competition anymore,” (Rep. William Lacy) Clay, D-St. Louis, said after he and a handful of colleagues put it back on a wall amidst 400 other winners of a high school art contest sponsored by members of Congress. “It’s about defending the Constitution.”

      Clay said there were other images in the photo – including a black face behind bars – that also provoke reactions, which he said is the point of art.

      Clay told reporters that critics should put themselves in Pulphus’s place, as a teenaged black male, who had witnessed the highly publicized shootings of young black men throughout his teen years. Including, “in his own
      community,” the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by
      Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson when Pulphus was 16, Clay said.

      I can see why the artwork might disturb some police officers. Maybe they should consider what motivated the artist, and how they might work to improve relations between the police and African Americans.

      And they might also note that there is a difference between caricaturing those in power as bulies and punching down to depict a racial minority unfavorably. Not really the same thing at all TYVM.

    • Serai 1
      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        You’re back! Yay!

    • doktorzoom

      Bye, troll.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

      • Tootin with Putin

        I’m back!!!

  • Nodrama4mama

    I was going to see if I could get Piss Christ as a set of note cards to send my ‘fuck you’ notes to our elected GOP officials. Can some etsy person get this picture made into stationery instead? I don’t want to waste my nice scenic Hawaii stationery on these ass waffles any more

    • Serai 1

      Got a printer? You can get blank cards with envelopes at any office supply store. (I used to make my own holiday cards years ago.)

      • Nodrama4mama

        I know I can do that, but I would rather that the money is trickling to the original artist in some way.

        • Serai 1

          Send him some bucks, then. I’m sure Serrano would appreciate it.

    • Begin Anew Day

      “PISS Christ” has had a new lease of artistic life in the past few days.

      Yo Donnie! That’s On You! LOL!

  • whitroth

    “Animalistic”?

    Hey, GOP… maybe the kid himself might ask for it to be taken down, if cops no longer busted folks for, say, DWB (for those that don’t know, the old acronym is “driving while black”)

  • Unpresidented Ron

    Dear Rep. Clay:
    Two words – NAIL GUN.

    • Wa thikin gorilla glue myself

      • Unpresidented Ron

        It’s much easier to frighten your co-workers if you’re stalking the hallways with a nail gun. A tube of glue mostly says, ‘It’s arts and crafts next period.’

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      For the painting! The painting, not …well let’s not get banhammered

  • herrointment

    Our Good Doktor writes the bestest stuff.

  • Noxious1

    “You’re not allowed to have paintings that are sensationally divisive.”

    So then the incoming POTUS portrait will be coming down?

  • Querolous
    • ez

      Damn Fog Horns luring innocent Old Ones to their doom.

  • Begin Anew Day

    Only last year a similar incident occurred in Denver,CO.

    Art teachers from the Denver metro area were asked to submit student work to a show that would hang in the lobby of Denver City Administration Building. That building housed various city courts and law enforcement officers who passed through on their way to court NOTICED one piece of art (which was a minor miracle in its own right). A high school student had submitted a piece of art which depicted racist cops as less than beautiful.

    The drought in the Denver area came to an end with all the tears shed. The MAYOR and the POLICE CHIEF asked for the student and the student’s teacher to a meeting to deliver a “teachable moment” which resulted in the student asking for the artwork back to end the controversy.

    And I cannot blame the student. I remember the Tenth grade as a time of seeming powerlessness. But to have high officials of a major urban center putting a bullseye on your chest must have been terrifying.

    Art terrorism? Buckle your seat belts and cinch your headgear.

    BTW-any takers on my bet that Louis Gohmert will take the thing down and burn it on the Capitol steps? Just send anything you want to lose to Donna Rose College Fund.

  • Of course, the real question here is why can republicans tell the difference between a pig and a warthog?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “You’re not allowed to have paintings that are sensationally divisive.”

    Too bad we can’t have the same rule for GOPtard Congresscretins.

  • Yr. Gma

    The troll is auditioning for Shit-fer-brains, and I guess some of us are so bored, we want to encourage it to keep spewing its nonsense. Okay, I guess Dok probably needs some new material, but really, trolls are so tedious.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      You are right. I’m done with this one. But it’s in no way a contender. Tedium isn’t very amusing.

      • Upsetti Spaghetti

        I’m unsure whether to feel flattered or insulted. Flattered, it’s a fuzzier feeling.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Congrats to Doctor Zoom for the last sentence in this article, which made me laugh out loud. As I have had a HORRIBLE day, dealing with incompetent professionals and officials all day long, and then my car broke down, I needed a good laugh. Thanks, Doc!

    • WomanInTheResistance

      That sounds like a terrible day. So sorry about that.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Thanks. And a terrible ice storm is supposed to hit tomorrow, which may take out the power. Some days one should just stay in bed. Some WEEKS one should just stay in bed. In ancient times, everyone in the Northern Hemisphere was staying home or in bed at this time of the year, with nothing to do but try to stay alive and warm until Spring. They were smarter than us.

        • WomanInTheResistance

          I have nothing but (((hugs))). And the most sincere wish that the ice storm won’t be that awful.

  • Jack

    How about a “Wanted for War Crimes” poster with pix of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et al to hang in the Congressional Post Office? That would be just facts, not conjecture.

  • John Lo

    This is what House Republicans do when they’re not jacking off into a sock looking at @realDonaldTrump dick pics.

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