Built Tough

Oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 in.

‘Is there anybody here that really believes Joe Biden was legitimately elected?’

(Jim Marchant, Republican nominee for secretary of state in Nevada)


(This American)

(Jamelle Bouie, “This Is What Happens When … ,” New York Times, 10-11-22)

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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5 Responses to Built Tough

  1. Great painting – and ‘Yes’ from this Australian!

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    • JMN says:

      Thank you, Sue! Solidarity from “down under” is welcome! Is that phrase a tiresome cliché Australian persons? I hate to parrot those innocently. “Built like a Mack” is an ancient slogan here. Made in Pennsylvania, I think, they were the classic oil field trucks made for hard use. The specimen I snapped years ago in the small town I lived in was custom painted in the colors I’ve used and had ended life as a heavy-duty wrecker (for towing large disabled vehicles). I like to think (wishfully?) that my country can withstand the anti-democracy abuse it’s suffering. I’ve become aware that the truck and the recent clumsy little graphics I make for posts are reminiscent of the Ukrainian flag colors!

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  2. I do hope things start to look up in the US. At least Alex Jones has to pay damages to the Sandy Hook families – one small step in the right direction! (“Down-under” is a bit dated now I reckon, but the newly launched “Ruby the Roo” tourist campaign for Australia is equally cliched and cringeworthy!)

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    • JMN says:

      Whoa! “Ruby the Roo”! I’ll steer clear of that one. I’ll also park “down under” in the museum. You have the status of native informant on Australian-inflected language. We armchair linguists prize such a resource.

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    • JMN says:

      Oops, I meant to say also: You’re on top of the Sandy Hook saga — I saw the headline late yesterday. I do hope the families he brutalized get something out of the settlement. Jones will use every dodgy maneuver in the book (bankruptcy, etc.) to get out of paying them.

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