Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.
“The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every hotly contested presidential race in our history,” Woodard writes in the Fall 2013 issue of Tufts University’s alumni magazine. “Our continent’s famed mobility has been reinforcing, not dissolving, regional differences, as people increasingly sort themselves into like-minded communities.”
I actually like the New France description.
New France: Former French colonies in and around New Orleans and Quebec tend toward consensus and egalitarian, “among the most liberal on the continent, with unusually tolerant attitudes toward gays and people of all races and a ready acceptance of government involvement in the economy,” Woodard writes.
This is an open thread!!! How’s your Saturday Night going?
Is it me…or is there like, a major war missing….
i.e. Vietnam… ————>
Before we get to the cartoons, I have to share this magnificent set of links for you.
T Lo has just nailed it on these costume commentaries…so much so, that I highly recommend you take a look at the entire ensemble of pictures that, as Tom & Lorenzo put it:
Time once again for a grand T Lo tradition of bitchery and stereotyping, as we check in on the greatest (or at least the largest) international drag revue the world has ever seen, darlings! It’s the Miss Universe National Costumes Parade!
Hit it, strippers!
“AMERICA! Due to the decimation of our manufacturing base and the destruction of our middle class, we don’t make cars anymore! We make movies about cars that turn into robots. BOOYAH, MOTHERFUCKERS! Forefathers! Constitution! FUCKING FREEDOM, AMIRITE?”
Awesome….now go to the links and check out the Miss Brazil. Oh…I think you will find it spot on in its description.
Now for the cartoons:
Yeah, perhaps the costume for Miss USA should have been a shitload of hangers?
This is an open thread.
or perhaps…buenas noches.
Seriously, this is what was the headline over at Drudge earlier today…now it has moved on to a small top section of the page, but it still smacks you in the face when you look at the website.
How the hell do these assholes get away with this shit?
Just like the confederate flag incident this past week, along with all the other right-wing’s racist remarks or suggestive comments over the years.
Makes me want to TP their house, or ring their doorbell and run….or I don’t know, take a more “radical” approach…maybe break into their house and replace all their American condiments with foreign ones. Plain old yellow mustard will be switched with French Dijon Mustard, out goes the Mayo…in goes the Hollandaise, of course Salsa will replace ketchup, any other suggestions for other substitutions?
This is an open thread….Adiós!
Hey…she still has tiny ankles! And I am sure his beer gut isn’t much to look at either.
I guess you all know my quirks, the above image is one of them. Yes, I save pictures of midgets* and women with big asses. (Not just big asses, but high ones, like that one up top. Just like the one my Nana had, and all my great-aunts had…and I have…it has a name in my family, the “Centinaro Rear.”) I’ve been saving that picture, waiting for a time to use it. Today I just don’t really give a damn, so there it is. If it offended anyone, I’m sorry. I am not in the mood to feel anything but disgust right now…I’ve gone beyond PAD (Political Affective Disorder) and have moved into a far worse state of mental condition.
Mona, you gotta term for the next “worse” state of mind?
Here are the cartoons for tonight:
Makes me think of Blades of Glory:
I swear I thought that Jobs used to pronounce his name like Jobs…(But who cares anyway.)
Here is a news link for the next cartoon: Anti-LGBT pundit Pat Buchanan backs Putin’s anti-LGBT law | The Raw Story
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Good Late Nite!
It’s always something…
Well, the girl had a scare earlier today. We spent most of the evening in the Banjoville General ER, negative on the CT scan for concussion…but Dr. thinks she may have a slight one. She needs to rest for the next 24 hours. No more back tucks for her this weekend. (She was practicing them on the football field when she fell backwards on her back and knocked her head.)
Then the power when out at our house. Good thing our county commissioner lives down the road from us, it was fixed within the hour, but geez, I am running late.
Here we go…
Give this editorial by Bill Day a read, here is the first paragraph: The Changing World of Editorial Cartoons by Bill Day
The art of editorial cartooning has gone through many changes over the course of history. My art history professor in college got my attention one day when he referred to the prehistoric paintings in Australia and the cave paintings in Spain and France as the earliest recorded editorial cartoons. He was having a little fun in saying this, but he was also being serious. Drawn and painted anywhere between 40,000 and 15,000 BC, these paintings depicted the earliest form of communication among people. He also suggested that the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt were further examples of political art done to describe the politics of the Pharaoh. Indeed, one possibility for the origin of the word ‘cartoon’ may be the Egyptian word ‘cartouche’, an oval hieroglyph containing a royal name.
Now the funnies.
I don’t know why, but that one above made me laugh like hell.
I wish Weiner would just go away.
Not many funny ha-ha cartoons this week…the rest are about Moore Oklahoma.
Here is Bill Day’s take on Oklahoma…he is the cartoonist who wrote the op/ed up top:
And one last one:
I like the imagery on that one…
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Congrats to Ralph!
He is a Grand-daddy….
here’s to little Ivy Claire!
(Hey, this is what my Mama sang to me…)