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.

No Tubbies

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Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub provides an excellent roundup of all the celebrations planned around the 13th President’s birthday on January 7th.

As a special bonus attraction, the writer explains the blog’s name origin in H.L. Menken’s invention of the Fillmore First Whitehouse Tub myth, and links to a vast and sprawling guide to the endless replication of First Tubbaldry, including the Reagan Library’s falling for the story. “The Ronald Reagan Foundation wouldn’t lie to us, would it?