Nymphs and Satyr
William Bouguereau 1873
Like the clever definition of mythology: "what never was, but always is", William Bouguereau (La Rochelle France 1825—1905)
was little more than a persistent legend until recent times.
Bouguereau, a consummate painter of the human figure, perhaps the era's
Michelangelo, was the traditionalist most reviled by modern art, yet
such was his genius he outlasted the effort to expunge him.
Rehabilitated—more nearly, rediscovered—in
the later 20th century, his works are again the aspiring artist's
self-measure and command prices equal to their value. Almost
exclusively a genre painter, Nymphs and Satyr, above, is one of his few classicist works.
- The Obama Regime's military build-up over the past 6 or so years is
no less frightening, no less obvious and no less a portend of their
intention, than was Germany's in the '30s. Obama told
who he is, what he is and what he intended, most starkly with his
“domestic military police force” comments. Tyrants only ever have one
The Gantt Guy, comment at falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit
CNN is on DC's payroll, says CNN journalist
Amber Lyon is an award-winning journalist who worked for CNN. She says while working at CNN
she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories
adverse to the Obama administration, and construct stories in specific
manners while working for the left-wing network. Why? According to Lyon CNN is paid by foreign and domestic Government agencies for specific content. Let me repeat that. CNN is paid by the US government for reporting on some events, and not reporting on others. The Obama Administration pays CNN for content control, says sundance in this article, The Last Refuge, at The Conservative Treehouse.
How to win in Iraq
After the administration blundered on Benghazi,
on the Arab Spring, and Syria, Heaven itself has afforded it one last
chance to set itself right. It is almost impossible for the
administration to screw it up. All it has to do is nothing. Yes,
Nothing! So let them shoot it out. When the Mideast is a flaming wreck,
the administration should encourage Putin or China to intervene. Nothing
sinks empires faster than trying to tame the Muslims. We will get out,
and avoid our own collapse, says Mike Konrad in this article, Let Them Kill Each Other, at American Thinker.
Designated dimwits -
Contemporary television advertising would lead us to believe that white
male physicians are a faint and failing minority being overtaken by
waves of minority medical graduates... the dunces and dupes whose wives
and all-wise minority physicians point out their delinquent behaviors...
the message delivered to white children across this nation is that your
daddy is a moron who can’t find his butt with both hands.
Russ Vaughn at americanthinker.com
Hillary's book bombs
- Between us, they are nervous at Simon & Schuster. Sales were well
below expectations and the media was a disaster. They sold 60,000 hard
covers first week and 24,000 ebooks. Simon & Schuster hoping and
praying for 150,000 print first week. The 60k represents a less than 10%
sell thru based on what they shipped. They will be lucky to sell
150,000 total lifetime. It's a bomb but it will be interesting to see
how they spin it.
"Veteran publishing source", to Daniel Halper at weeklystandard.com
The Bill and Barry Show -
I hate that man Obama more than any man I've ever met, more than any
man who ever lived. I've had two successors since I left the White
House—Bush and Obama—and I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my
advice, than I’ve heard from Obama. I have no relationship with the
president—none whatsoever. I really can’t stand the way Obama always
seems to be hectoring when he talks to me. Sometimes we just stare at
each other. It’s pretty damn awkward. Now we both have favors to ask
each other, and it’s going to be very unpleasant. But I’ve got to get
this guy to owe me and to be on our side.
Blood Feud, The Clintons Vs. The Obamas by Edward Klein, via
Thomas Lifson at americanthinker.com
Lies my leaders told me
- "Socialists" clearly now no longer seek the amelioration of social
problems through economic restructuring, if they ever did, but rather to
destroy the nation state and traditional society, root and branch, in
favor of a controlling elite and a borderless world awash in a tidal
wave of third-world primitivism, dysfunction, and failure. This
objective cannot be admitted and thus the necessity for the lies.
Col. B. Bunny at bastionofliberty.blogspot.com
The odds of a disk failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656. The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.
Of course this is very simplified because disk failure modes are more at end-of-service-life rather than linearly spread over median life. So what if I am off by a factor of 4X? This crude calculation gets us into the same astronomical ballpark. You could insure against this event happening by buying lottery tickets.