The Forgotten Man
The painting by Jon McNaughton… “Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, "What have you done?" Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.” (quoted from comments on YouTube)
More art by Jon McNaughton can be found here:
I’ve always wondered what would have happened in our country if the South had won the civil war. An interesting question, and it would be the topic of a good novel if it has not already been done. Has it?
Joke of the Day
While driving along the back roads of a small town in Tennessee, two novice truckers came to an overpass with a sign that read CLEARANCE 11'3".
They got out and measured their rig, which was 12'4" high...
"What do you think?" one asked the other.
The driver looked around carefully, then shifted into first. "Not a cop in sight. Let's take a chance!"
(I like the above joke. ~TG)