McNaughton’s Group

Special thanks to the eagle eyes at Wonkette, who’ve spotted a big one.

Extraordinarily cheezeball artist Jon McNaughton has brought forth a gathering of greats, as the ghosts of presidents past hover around sullen, stand-offish looking Barack Obama, variously annoyed or aghast at his literal TRAMPLING ON THE CONSTITUTION!

McNaughton is the kind of crank who rambles along in incoherent Founderspeak for numbered paragraphs, passive aggressively concluding:

“The information is historical. If it is not familiar to you – Google it.

Cramming all these figures into the frame seems to have skewed McNaughton’s perspective.  Small but perfectly formed James Madison is so upset at Obama’s boot-heel to our liberties that he’s bent over pleading, but appears to be almost Obama’s height.   The Forgotten Man is a giant seated on a toy town bench. Such is the occasion that Franklin Roosevelt walks.

McNaughton’s painting doesn’t leave much to chance, featuring ominous clouds, flags at half staff, and an accompanying video lush with  piano chords of doom.

Presidential Museums – the Must Have Urban Accessory


The Richmond Virginia Chamber of Commerce says the town needs a vision, and one key to putting it all together is …..brace yourself….A PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM!

richmond-vision.jpg Sadly, Richmond At The Crossroads is silent on exactly which president[s] to museum- ize.


Make increasing tourism a major priority by [1] developing the James River, [2]
building a presidential museum and monument to religious freedom, and [3]
enhancing the convention center with surrounding night life and public safety.”

They’ve got a couple at hand.richmond-monroe-tombtyler-statue.jpg

richmond-jefferson-davis-statue.jpgThe problem may lie in keeping these guys at bay.