Paintings by self-taught Polish-American artist Morris Hirshfield, 1940s, who ran a successful shoe business as a designer of women's slippers but retired due to poor health, taking up painting in later life.
#art #painting #ModernArt #BigArtThread

The MAGAs screaming "stop making everything about race" just repealed affirmative action, claim slavery benefitted Black people, ordered drowning of brown migrant kids, defied a SCOTUS redistricting order, & threatened to sue Fortune 100 companies for "anti-white" discrimination.

If it kept him out of prison, Donald Trump would gut every single person shedding tears for him tonight and sell their organs. That's who they're whining and wailing over.

@CosmicTraveler @tomlevenson Yeah, no. I'm old enough to have been one of the kids who walked to school in the dark when they extended EDT. People freaked the fuck out.

Apparently there's going to be a new Three Musketeers movie with a Black D'Artagnan, and the usual suspects are doing the usual howling about wokeness and ahistoricity and so on. So here's your regular reminder the The Three Musketeers was written by a Black man. Dumas' father was the son of an enslaved African woman and a French Marquis (not a pretty story there), and he rose to become a hero of the French Revolutionary Wars and a General-in-Chief in the French army.

@brendannyhan The removals also appear significant. By removing directives to engage the public, it goes against Cardinal Newman's "Idea of a University" from the Victorian era. It's really regressive. It's not clear what woukd come of it; it would likely make thw state taxpayer not an injured party of a loss of services.

By removing an obligation to intellectually advise government officials, it would likely make the state itself not an injured party from further truncations. That's besides the damage it would do by not providing the advice. One area where university advice greatly helps people: agriculture.

They're setting up to shut down their state schools with these removals. The obligations removed would dampen legal challenges by creating a situation that would make it harder to show injury or loss. This would make it easier to defend against legal challenges by having rulings thrown out as a matter of procedure due to lack of standing.

DID YOU KNOW it's good practice, when writing a thread on #Mastodon :mastodon: set the Privacy of your first post as "Public" and then any follow-up replies as "Unlisted"

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This means that only the first post gets listed in the timelines, and anyone who wants to read more can click on it to see the full thread.

Mastodon Flock is an excellent Twitter-to-Mastodon friend finder: all the functionality of Movetodon, but open-source and with a delightfully retro interface.

Contrary to popular belief, nothing that Twitter has done in the past week makes it a “publisher and not a platform” for Section 230 purposes because that is not a thing and never has been a thing.

Elon Musk spent $44 billion to buy a platform in order to ban journalists for saying things he doesn't like.

Don't ever let these cowards get away with claiming they support free speech.


In other news, Tesla announces that it will puncture your tires if you buy a Ford.

That's bananas. Herman is the straightest of straight arrows.

Isn’t this the fellow who thought raping Russian girls was humorous?

RT @theserfstv
Matt Taibbi tells Ben Shapiro that conservativism is appealing to young people because there's no sense of humor on the political left. 
He goes on to praise Matt Walsh's transphobic hit piece "What Is A Woman" as a good example of political comedy

I made Thanksgiving dinner and now the kids are crying and I'm not allowed to help anymore

You might have seen somebody using the proverb Vox Populi, Vox Dei. What was missing was the context in which it was used:

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

In case you do not speak Latin, it means in English:

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

Hey, @milburn I ran across this Twitter thread about the liabilities you take on when starting a Mastodon instance and how to protect yourself:


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