Why Are The Conspicuously Virtuous Not Displaying The Flags of African Countries Under Attack?

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There’s a lot of war and bloodshed going on across the globe right now. So why are people so conspicuously compassionate about Ukraine while being completely indifferent to the awful suffering elsewhere?

For the most assertive virtue signalers, Ukraine is obviously “the current thing.” For other people, the only war reporting they receive is the media’s wall-to-wall coverage of Ukraine. African wars get no TV coverage, and maybe a brief mention in the back pages of the newspaper.

I’d be disappointed to find out that the reason Ukraine is the only war of interest for so many Americans is because Ukrainians “look like us.”

Don’t misunderstand, my heart breaks for the innocents losing loved ones and having their lives upended in Ukraine – and in every other global conflict. I also loathe Vladimir Putin for funding the anti-energy enviro-leftists in the West. He is trying to undermine us by funding our enemies within. I will be very happy if his invasion of Ukraine is his undoing.

Beyond that, I do not understand the Slavic turf battle going on in eastern Europe, nor do most people with Ukraine flags in their avatars. Over the past decade, Ukraine had somehow become the locale where oligarchs’ money flowed to well-connected westerners whose “expertise” was access to policy makers. Among these “experts” was Hunter Biden. And of course, the Democrats impeached Donald Trump for a phone call in which he castigated Ukraine for its corruption.

Back here in America, our most conspicuously compassionate people have made the Ukrainian flag their favorite piece of flair.

But where are the flag avatars and stickers for all the other horrible conflicts across the globe? Why aren’t we seeing Ethiopian flags?


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Ethiopia violence in Oromia: 'Villages full of dead bodies' [Yahoo News – 6/21/2022]


Eyewitnesses to an outbreak of ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have told the BBC that they were left helpless during attacks, which resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people.

One man said he and other villagers had buried about 250 bodies, including those of his brother and sister-in-law.

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Or how about Burkina Faso’s flag? If millions of displaced Ukrainians is worth adopting the Ukrainian flag as an avatar, where is the concern about the millions of Burkinabe who had to uproot themselves from their homes?


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Burkina Faso's Displaced Numbers Swell Amid Jihadi Violence [Voice of America – 5/08/2022]

The mother of six is one of two million people displaced by Burkina Faso's rapidly rising Islamic extremist violence, according to the U.N.

"I worry that I have no means to take care of my children," said Fati Ouedraogo, a displaced mother of 10 in Ouahigouya. "When the children are crying, I don't know what to do."

Actually, I know one reason why left-wing Americans aren’t waving the Burkina Faso flag - because the millions of displaced people there are fleeing Islamic jihadis. Much of the American left romanticizes Islam as something that is beautifully non-Western, and thus turns a blind eye to the terror committed in its name, so of course the conspicuously virtuous aren’t going to display the flag of victims of Islamic terror.

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What about Nigeria?

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At least 50 killed in massacre at Catholic church in southwest Nigeria [Reuters – 6/05/2022]

Nigeria is battling an Islamist insurgency in the northeast and armed gangs who carry out attacks and kidnappings for ransom, mostly in the northwest.

Wait, never mind. I get it. The victims are Christian and the killers are again Islamic terrorists.

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Wasn’t there a war going on in Yemen too?


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From a New York Times report earlier this month:

More than 150,000 people have been killed in the war, including nearly 15,000 civilians, according to an estimate by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project. The conflict has resulted in what the United Nations has called the worst man-made humanitarian crisis.

You’d think 150,000 dead Yemenis might pull at the heartstrings of the compassionate people proudly displaying their Ukrainian flags, but apparently Arabs killing Arabs just doesn’t carry the same solemnity of Europeans killing Europeans.

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Don’t forget Mali, where civilians are being targeted for mass murder.


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Mali government says jihadi rebels killed 132 civilians over the weekend [PBS – 6/20/2022]

Wait. Never mind. Once again the killers are Islamic jihadis.

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And Congo was just invaded. But this is in Africa, not Europe, so don’t look for any Congolese flags in your friends’ Facebook profiles.


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Congo Military Accuses Rwanda of Invasion; Rebels Seize Town [US News – 6/13/2022]

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There’s plenty more of this, but I’ve made my point.

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1 Good afternoon horde

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 12:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Dutifully called now onto content

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 12:01 PM (2JoB8)

3 I heard there wuz a buck nekkid thread so ditched the pants.

Posted by: fd at June 26, 2022 12:02 PM (vrz2I)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:02 PM (Zz0t1)

5 Doesn't fit the narrative, yo.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:02 PM (Zz0t1)

6 Ukraine is Europe and Russia is threatening NATO. You think they'll stop with Ukraine? They say they won't.

Posted by: Skylerkat at June 26, 2022 12:03 PM (tPT9n)

7 * raises Confederate flag *

Posted by: Guy looking to get shot at at June 26, 2022 12:04 PM (vrz2I)

8 Wait a minute! Black people have different tribes? They're not all democrats?

Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2022 12:04 PM (AwYPR)

9 Yemen.

Except... oops, those are OUR bombs. We're feeding the Saudis, and more or less directly Al Qaeda in their fight against Shiites.

We could stop that war today. If we wanted to. But we don't want to. Military industrial complex loves money too much.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:07 PM (47mFt)

10 So why are people so conspicuously compassionate about Ukraine while being completely indifferent to the awful suffering elsewhere?

Because the hawt mail order brides.
Or...more seriously, most Dems/progs don't give a damn about Africa except to claim heritage and demand reparations. All they know about Yemen is that Chandler was going there to get away from Janice.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:07 PM (anj39)

11 Ukraine is Europe and Russia is threatening NATO. You think they'll stop with Ukraine? They say they won't.
Posted by: Skylerkat at June 26, 2022 12:03 PM (tPT9n)

I wouldn't either, if I was them. NATO is a cancer that needs to die.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (47mFt)

12 Does it make me a bad person if I don't care about any of these places?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (u73oe)

13
I wouldn't either, if I was them. NATO is a cancer that needs to die.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (47mFt)



They all die if the US stops funding them. I'm tired of my hard earned money going to boondoggles and shit. I will use it better.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

14 The instant Ukraine love baffled me, frankly. I don't know what's going on there. I know I don't trust the media or western politicians.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at June 26, 2022 12:10 PM (eGTCV)

15 The Ukrainian flag has replaced the China Flu Scam Mask as a tell that you are either for the leftists or a mean, hateful, rayciss YT who loves Trump and wants to kill all the sodomites.

Which is why I fly the old USSR flag.

Confuses a lot of folks, especially the utes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 26, 2022 12:10 PM (R/m4+)

16 The Left didn't care about the genocide in Rwanda until it was over.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:11 PM (b9Rih)

17 My Uber driver and I saw four Ukrainian flags while driving through a small residential area today. Wealthy Dems live in the area. score card, four Ukraine flags flying from houses, no US flags

Posted by: Quint at June 26, 2022 12:11 PM (9HHs6)

18 The left supports/protests what they're told to. It's as simple as that.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (BFigT)

19 You’d think 150,000 dead Yemenis might pull at the heartstrings of the compassionate people proudly displaying their Ukrainian flags, but apparently Arabs killing Arabs just doesn’t carry the same solemnity of Europeans killing Europeans.

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Sorry, missed Yemen in there on my first pass.

There are credible reports the number exceeds a million, but nobody really knows. Nobody's really counting. We just know the vast majority of deaths are being caused by American weapons, some given away by our great great great great grandchildren's tax dollars, and some sold directly to our "friends," the Saudis.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (47mFt)

20 We at the Brattleboro Ladies and Xentlexen's Future Citizens Support Sociaty think our Presdent Biden can do more to help our African American friends in Africa by raising flags over the Capital buildings in our National Capitals.

Posted by: Mary Clogenstien of Brattleboro Ve at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (vrz2I)

21 I really don't get the Ukraine hate from some here, but I have no illusions that minds will be changed, so I won't bother arguing it.

As for virtue signalers, this caught my eye. A new paper describes how minorities actually avoid companies trumpeting their dedication to diversity, aka black, brown and gay people.

The papers’ authors cited a definition of this phenomenon as “the concern about being devalued based on one’s group membership.” The phenomenon can arise when a person believes that they are valued primarily for their minority status or membership, not for their other qualities or inherent human value.

Black or LGBT employees, for example, may feel that the company has hired them because they belong to a minority group, not because of their merits or other qualities.

Stressing the business case for diversity can backfire because it “triggers” social identity threat or “a sense of being depersonalized,” according to the paper.


It's almost as if the people screaming the loudest about diversity don't really give a damn about black and brown people.

https://tinyurl.com/bdftzcj9

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (/NCI4)

22 8 Wait a minute! Black people have different tribes? They're not all democrats?
Posted by: BignJames at June 26, 2022 12:04 PM (AwYPR)

they aren't all bros ??

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (us2H3)

23 The killing and displacement of innocents is tragic wherever it happens.

That said, fuck the corrupt shithole that is Ukraine, fuck Russia and fuck islhamic shitholes.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:13 PM (Zz0t1)

24 Much of the American left romanticizes Islam as something that is beautifully non-Western, and thus turns a blind eye to the terror committed in its name

They also foolishly envision it as a weapon that can be wielded at will against their Western enemies. This hubris will eventually backfire on them, with horrific results.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 12:13 PM (Xrfse)

25 Well Ukraine is a vassal state to the US and college football season hasn't started so they can't fly those flags, just sayin.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 26, 2022 12:14 PM (oWBc3)

26 I wouldn't either, if I was them. NATO is a cancer that needs to die.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (47mFt)

They all die if the US stops funding them. I'm tired of my hard earned money going to boondoggles and shit. I will use it better.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

I'm also curious, if Poooootin really was a commie authoritarian, bent on imposing commie authoritarian freedom stomping on all of Europe... what would actually be different?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:15 PM (47mFt)

27 The African nations don't have a cool, comedian spokesman who can work a room, instill guilt, clutch his pearls and dance in stilettos! Have you seen one of the besieged leaders from Africa address an American awards show or send a virtual message to the greens of Glastonbury? Clearly they don't care about us the way Zdogg does/s And they probably aren't as good as money laundering. And we haven't listened to six years of Nigerian interference in our precious democracy.

Ukraine lost another city.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:15 PM (ONvIw)

28 On Ukraine, thinking as all Leftists fell in line with Big Pharma on Covid could it be they all got the memo to get behind Ukraine.
I know why Sundowner and many government officials have because it's their private money accounts.

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 12:15 PM (2JoB8)

29 We burn corn in Leased SUVs so Chuck and Joni can scam americans with ethanol subsidies and to keep corn prices high to starve brown and black children.

What da fuck makes you think we care about their wares?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 26, 2022 12:15 PM (ex2Cx)

30 There's at least one African flag, maybe more, that display a Kalashnikov. Lefties would never fly that even if it is lefty.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (lz5hY)

31 Think I'll fly the flag of St. George for all the Christians under assault worldwide.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (MIkft)

32 Americans are familiar with The Ukraine from that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer and Newman are playing a game of Risk.

Plus wipipo.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (XFMY6)

33 28. And Elliot Management (Paul Singer) and Soros are all invested in the windfall that comes the minute Ukraine joins the EU.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (ONvIw)

34 All they know about Yemen is that Chandler was going there to get away from Janice.
Posted by: Diogenes

1 Yemen way, Yemen

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (MGB5H)

35 Why Are The Conspicuously Virtuous Not Displaying The Flags of African Countries Under Attack?

"Elon Musk is from Africa and I hate Elon Musk now, so I hate and don't care about Africa now."

-- The Conspicuously Virtuous (who have never cared about Africa, just always pretended to care)

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM (Do5/p)

36 watching Trump last night, I'd bet he's running

he's just tuning the old rig up

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (us2H3)

37 Ukraine lost another city.
Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:15 PM (ONvIw)

When you kids lose a sock or a shoe you dont reward them. You make em go barefoot, sockless, or wear the shoes they dont like.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (ex2Cx)

38 I don't care about the Yemen Civil war Houthis because they are Islamic terrorists that would perform a hundred 9/11s on the USA if they could.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (b9Rih)

39 Leftists are in love with Islam

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (2JoB8)

40 Well Ukraine is a vassal state to the US and college football season hasn't started so they can't fly those flags, just sayin.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 26, 2022 12:14 PM (oWBc3)

This is why the Supremes were able to overturn Roe against Wade. Abortion didn't have a flag.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (47mFt)

41 Taqiya works in the gullible or the intentionally blind - lefties. In Islam they see an ally instead of a rabid pit bull straining against the leash. Doesn't end well for any of us.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 26, 2022 12:18 PM (oWBc3)

42 The current thing people care because they are told to care. They’re told to care because our corruptocrats launder money through Ukraine, not Burkina Faso.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 26, 2022 12:18 PM (Spr0s)

43 11 Ukraine is Europe and Russia is threatening NATO. You think they'll stop with Ukraine? They say they won't.
Posted by: Skylerkat at June 26, 2022 12:03 PM (tPT9n)

I wouldn't either, if I was them. NATO is a cancer that needs to die.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (47mFt)

EU is NOT a Democratic institution. Its real leaders are appointed, not elected... only 1/3 of their ruling body is elected.

It's a codified legalized version of the deep state IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (oHd/0)

44 32. Sadly that's part of it. Show a stagey picture of a crying Uke kid, and people go nuts. They don't ask why the kid is crying or question the fac that the photo op required lots of adults nearby. Black kids don't have the same cache.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (ONvIw)

45 I don't care about the Yemen Civil war Houthis because they are Islamic terrorists that would perform a hundred 9/11s on the USA if they could.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (b9Rih)

Except, you know, we're funding Al Qaeda in that war.

So that's nice.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (47mFt)

46
Why? Because their "CONCERN" queue has but one storage location.

But they are multitaskers, doanchano?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (L592k)

47 All they know about Yemen is that Chandler was going there to get away from Janice.
Posted by: Diogenes

1 Yemen way, Yemen


Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:16 PM

Has he found an energy source to replace fuel yet?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM (Do5/p)

48
Whoa, whoa, whoa.

I helped out the Congolese!

Posted by: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM (5NkmN)

49 I also loathe Vladimir Putin for funding the anti-energy enviro-leftists in the West. He is trying to undermine us by funding our enemies within. I will be very happy if his invasion of Ukraine is his undoing.

So is China, Israel, Europe, India, Arabia, Africa and Central and South America funding or otherwise encouraging the demise of the former United States. They each have their own little policy, from voting against us in the UN, to sending over millions of their criminals and undesirables, to cheating us on trade, to stealing our technology. Your obsession about Putin's contribution to global strife is tiresome and myopic.

Thought Experiment: How is Putin's reaction in Ukraine any different in self-determination than the constant chatter about "One Day The Left Will Have Their Fort Sumter". Putin got sick of the burdens and atrocities of the West and decided to pull the trigger. We still whine, bitch and moan in our cowardice and sloth until we are dead.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM (AHeqJ)

50
When you kids lose a sock or a shoe you dont reward them. You make em go barefoot, sockless, or wear the shoes they dont like.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (ex2Cx)



When my daughter was in kindergarten, I told her repeatedly not to run in flipflops or sandals. On her way to a choir concert she was singing in, she took off running in her sandals, tripped and busted her lip on the sidewalk.

"Are you ok?"

"Yes.......*sniff sniff* and I won't run in sandals anymore."


Some lessons are learned the hard way.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM (Zz0t1)

51 I care more about Ukraine than those other places because, yes, Ukrainians look like us -- because they're Europeans, and my ancestry is European. So, screw you, Buck.

Posted by: Steve (a.k.a. Ed Snate) at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (vv27Z)

52 More than 150,000 people have been killed in the war, including nearly 15,000 civilians, according to an estimate by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.


This comment raises a red flag. Is it saying hat most of those killed are 135,000 soldiers? Ahhhhhh...if that were so, there'd be a lot more notice. It is a poorly worded sentence.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (anj39)

53 Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:08 PM (47mFt)

EU is NOT a Democratic institution. Its real leaders are appointed, not elected... only 1/3 of their ruling body is elected.

It's a codified legalized version of the deep state IMO.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (oHd/0)

Remember when Britain exited the EU?

Yeah, neither do the Brits.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (47mFt)

54 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (arJlL)

55
This is why the Supremes were able to overturn Roe against Wade. Abortion didn't have a flag.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:17 PM (47mFt)



It'd have to show an aborted baby and they don't want to be reminded of how evil the practice is.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

56 I helped out the Congolese!
Posted by: Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM (5NkmN)

He was a warriors from the land of the midnight sun.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (eGTCV)

57 Hey Notorious BFD: Watch for tomorrow’s Rant. I feature one of your comments from a different post.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at June 26, 2022 12:22 PM (d9Cw3)

58 Very gooded Buck.

I'm gushing. I almost said Bucky.

Also in this country, how many events don't ever even get media?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 26, 2022 12:22 PM (z5I/l)

59 I care more about Ukraine than those other places because, yes, Ukrainians look like us -- because they're Europeans, and my ancestry is European. So, screw you, Buck.
Posted by: Steve (a.k.a. Ed Snate) at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (vv27Z)

Is this snark?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:23 PM (b9Rih)

60 Sadly that's part of it. Show a stagey picture of a crying Uke kid, and people go nuts. They don't ask why the kid is crying or question the fac that the photo op required lots of adults nearby. Black kids don't have the same cache.

Sally Struthers gave those black kids sitting with bloated stomachs in a fog of flies a Snickers Bar and told us to send a couple bucks each month to feed a whole tribe.

She didn't ask us to contribute via Raytheon and General Dynamics.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (AHeqJ)

61
Is this snark?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:23 PM (b9Rih)



If not, it's pretty racist and stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (Zz0t1)

62 Or instead of St. George

Dog Whistle would be a better choice.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (MIkft)

63 Has he found an energy source to replace fuel yet?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Do you mean David the scientist guy?

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (MGB5H)

64 Skylerlat, you need to get better informed (as do many here). Much better informed. Russia is currently taking months to take small portions of Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts. They have no ability to "threaten NATO".

And I don't know about "Ukraine hate", but I do know almost nobody here shows any understanding of the background to all this. It's a little complicated on the "Ukraine" side, but complicated in a bad way. Minsk process, the actual events of 2014 and beyond in the eastern areas - these are the issues, not ignorant fantasies about Russian expansion.

And this leaves out the even longer context of NATO expansion since 1991, and specifically the case of Ukraine, which is not some idiosyncratic Putin obsession, and didn't arise as an issue just recently - and also isn't irrational.

But the discussion won't elevate above where it's been here, so not going to push on that particular string.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

65 They look like us Ed? So do a lot of Russians, Ed. I'm guessing European Russia is larger that the rest of the other parts combined. What does it matter? It doesn't - like your comment. I'd suggest decaf, or Valium.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (oWBc3)

66
Sally Struthers gave those black kids sitting with bloated stomachs in a fog of flies a Snickers Bar and told us to send a couple bucks each month to feed a whole tribe.

She didn't ask us to contribute via Raytheon and General Dynamics.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (AHeqJ)



South Park did Sally Struthers justice.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (Zz0t1)

67 What does it matter? It doesn't - like your comment. I'd suggest decaf, or Valium.
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (oWBc3)



Copious amounts of smuggled Fentanyl.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

68 The whole get Russia foofaraw is a cynical ploy to get the stupid deplorables to all shout 'Murica!!!!

And unite behind Senile Joe as he destroys the country economically/socially/morally by sending over soldiers to fight them damn Rooskies.

Criticizing Our Goofy Prez while he's fighting a war is treason doncha know?

Not that I'm opposed to opposing the Russians if we had a dog in the fight but we don't. And frankly, Fuck off with the invasion of Ukraine's borders nonsense as long as ours are open and insecure.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 26, 2022 12:26 PM (5NkmN)

69 So is China, Israel, Europe, India, Arabia, Africa and Central and South America funding or otherwise encouraging the demise of the former United States.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:20 PM

Probably 90% of the current United States government -- including every federal, state and local agency from intelligence to military to "healthcare" to CDC/FDA -- not to mention 90% of sports and business and corporate and education institutions in the United States are also not just encouraging the demise of the former United States, but are actively making it happen.

The rest of the world is just sitting back and laughing as the left has taken over every single institution in this country over the past 50+ years and now has destroyed the country from within.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 26, 2022 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

70 They don't ask why the kid is crying or question the fac that the photo op required lots of adults nearby. Black kids don't have the same cache.
Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:19 PM (ONvIw)

Hey! That was my gig and it kept me fat and sassy!

Posted by: Sally Struthers, Fat Ass at June 26, 2022 12:27 PM (R/m4+)

71 Libs hate it when someone from Africa isn't Nelson Mandela. They hate it more when someone from Africa speaks multiple languages, and not just halting, heavily accented English. It also pisses them off when people from.Africa speak English better than they do.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:27 PM (anj39)

72 Oh lordy. Overheard at the G7 meeting:

"We have to show that we're tougher than Putin,' Boris Johnson said. Trudeau then added: 'We're going to get the bare chested horseback riding display.' He was referring to a 2009 photo of a shirtless Putin riding a horse.

Posted by: Mary Clogenstien of Brattleboro Ve at June 26, 2022 12:27 PM (vrz2I)

73 69 Khruschev remembers.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:28 PM (ONvIw)

74 * fans self *

Posted by: Mary Clogenstien of Brattleboro Ve at June 26, 2022 12:28 PM (vrz2I)

75 Trudeau then added: 'We're going to get the bare chested horseback riding display.' He was referring to a 2009 photo of a shirtless Putin riding a horse.
Posted by: Mary Clogenstien of Brattleboro Ve at June 26, 2022 12:27 PM (vrz2I)



I'm betting that pic is in Trudeau's spank bank.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:28 PM (Zz0t1)

76 Do you mean David the scientist guy?

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM

No. That is what Chandler told Janice when asked how long he would be gone.

https://bit.ly/3QRj0zx

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 26, 2022 12:29 PM (Do5/p)

77 Ukrainians look like us -- because they're Europeans, and my ancestry is European. So, screw you, Buck.
Posted by: Steve (a.k.a. Ed Snate) at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (vv27Z)

You know who else was European and looks like Steve?

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:29 PM (47mFt)

78 Khruschev remembers.
Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:28 PM (ONvIw)



So does Pepperidge Farms.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:29 PM (Zz0t1)

79
Ukraine is merely their favorite global crack house / shooting den / money laundering concern currently under attack. When it gets resolved, the globalists will insert another one into the slot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at June 26, 2022 12:30 PM (L592k)

80 78. I guess Pepperidge farm could destroy you from within, if that's all you ate

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:30 PM (ONvIw)

81 And, of course, there's still the (discredited among intelligent people, but we're talking about Dems) whole "Trump's a Russian agent!!!" BS.
Which ties in with the corruption angle. The only way to keep the graft money flowing is to claim its necessary to fight evil Putin, and if you resist, you're one of Trump's Russian agents.

Posted by: Wally at June 26, 2022 12:31 PM (m7HMI)

82 Elon Musk is from Africa. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 26, 2022 12:31 PM (XFMY6)

83 Thank you for drawing attention to these other conflicts. (I'm African, and I do appreciate it.)

I don't expect the West to solve Africa's issues. For the most part, they have no obligation (except perhaps where former colonial powers are still interfering), but the hypocrisy is rank.

NPCs went straight from covid to Ukraine patriotism without a second thought. It was really something to behold and just confirmed the accuracy of the NPC meme.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:31 PM (rF64X)

84 Wait a minute! Black people have different tribes? They're not all democrats?
___

Shocking, isn't it?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:31 PM (/+S6w)

85 I guess Pepperidge farm could destroy you from within, if that's all you ate
Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:30 PM (ONvIw)



Slowly killing you with cholesterol and diabetes, one cookie at a time.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:31 PM (Zz0t1)

86 {{{SMH at what's coming}}}

*** Snort ***

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:32 PM (u82oZ)

87 No. That is what Chandler told Janice when asked how long he would be gone.

https://bit.ly/3QRj0zx
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Ugh can't believe I forgot that. *hangs head in shame*

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:32 PM (MGB5H)

88 79. I guess Richie rich will muddle through with less billions. I think we should be confiscating other billionaires' money to support this mess as they're the intended beneficiaries.

On the other hand ZDogg is confiscating the assets of rival parties. He believes democracy is so, so precious. (snort)

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (ONvIw)

89 What about war on women in America? Women without the means to care for children will now dying en mass as they are forced to bear children they can't afford. No abortion, well then provide universal healthcare!!

Posted by: Sid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (tPBhM)

90 chique there is a "meme" of the NPC heads marching in ranks, with the first (back) row showing "COVID" signs on their heads, the middle rank with "BLM", and the front row with the Uke flag (as in Buck's graphic above).

I struggle to think of a more succinct and perfect graphic depiction of a puzzling and depressing social phenomenon that I've ever seen.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (OTzUX)

91 Black or LGBT employees, for example, may feel that the company has hired them because they belong to a minority group, not because of their merits or other qualities.


Occam's Razor agrees.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (AHeqJ)

92 Does the idiot troll realize that baby chop shops aren't going away in blue shitholes?

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (/+S6w)

93 Hey Steve (vv27Z). I absolutely do not mind being insulted. I’m flattered by it. In fact the 2pm post today welcomes people to go after me! But I will not tolerate racist comments. No more warnings after this.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (d9Cw3)

94 The rest of the world is just sitting back and laughing as the left has taken over every single institution in this country over the past 50+ years and now has destroyed the country from within.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at June 26, 2022 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

Except it isn't really a left v. right thing. It's the American oligarchy against the people, and one of their tactics is to keep the people fighting among themselves along often arbitrary lines of left v. right.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (47mFt)

95 84 Ho de do tribe, from the DC shock jock Greaseman. Involves elevators and buses, got him suspended (once out of many times).

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (lz5hY)

96 Sid, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (u73oe)

97 Posted by: Sid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (tPBhM)

Does your head hurt when you try to think? 2+2 does not equal 5 no matter what your handlers keep telling you.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:35 PM (b9Rih)

98 My Uber driver and I saw four Ukrainian flags while driving through a small residential area today. Wealthy Dems live in the area. score card, four Ukraine flags flying from houses, no US flags
Posted by: Quint at June 26, 2022 12:11 PM (9HHs6)

Yep, saw the same in NYC last weekend. Screw America, I pledge allegiance to Ukraine. (And its Oligarchs and corruption.)

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:35 PM (rF64X)

99 What about war on women in America? Women without the means to care for children will now dying en mass as they are forced to bear children they can't afford. No abortion, well then provide universal healthcare!!

What did women do before easily available abortion and universal healthcare?

Are you saying that all women are feral animals with no impulse control or ability to process even the most basic abstract ideas?

In terms of r/K evolutionary strategy you are basically slandering all women to be nothing but rabbits.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:35 PM (AHeqJ)

100 I think Mary C is about to have the vapors.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:36 PM (anj39)

101 What about war on women in America?
Posted by: Sid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (tPBhM)

You mean the one where nobody in charge of anything can even define the word?

Yeah, that's bad.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:36 PM (47mFt)

102 What about war on women in America? Women without the means to care for children will now dying en mass as they are forced to bear children they can't afford. No abortion, well then provide universal healthcare!!
Posted by: Sid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (tPBhM)



This is a stupid take. Sex is a decision. So is not using birth control.

You don't want a baby? DON'T GET PREGNANT.

You're lack of personal responsibility is quite disgusting.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

103
I feel bad for a *lot* of people in Africa. What's going on there, from the wars to the Chinese pillagers to the disease, is terrible. Straight-up human tragedy, and those people have done *nothing* to the Americans.

Ukraine and Yemen can both go fuck themselves, along with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. In a perfect world, all players would lose.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 12:37 PM (IXpV7)

104 Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (47mFt)

Disagree completely. It's the Left and their useful idiots.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (b9Rih)

105 Ugh. So much passive voice in those articles. In Africa "ethnic violence breaks out". No people did anything. In Ukraine, though, Putin attacks. Passive voice is sickening, especially so when selectively applied.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (M9XmQ)

106 *your.

Damn brain.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (Zz0t1)

107 Sid, you ignorant slut.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (u73oe)

Sid's just being rayciss by thinking only women can haz obartions.

That kind of thinking is so 2021.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (47mFt)

108 Women without the means to care for children will now dying en mass as they are forced to bear children they can't afford. No abortion, well then provide universal healthcare!!

Well, I for one support government-provided contraception, although I'm not Catholic, and I understand that some people morally object to it. The societal costs of the alternatives are simply too high, especially when my tax dollars essentially have to fund many people's entire lives. Of course, there is a much simpler way to avoid getting pregnant, but somehow that's not an option for you, now is it.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (/NCI4)

109 There are some houses with Ukraine flags around, not often

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (2JoB8)

110 89. Kids and poor people get Medicaid and CHIP, but go ahead and carry on about how they have nothing, nothing, nothing. They also get housing, SNAP, WIC,CACFP, School breakfast, school lunch, and energy subsidies. Please stop pretending as if nothing is available.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (ONvIw)

111 Only American flags in my AO, as well as Trump signs.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (/+S6w)

112 A half-drunk liberal acquaintance of mine tried giving me shit about the then-civil war in the Congo.
"You don't care, man! You don't care!"

I was willing to bet we were the only two in the bar aware of the conflict, but what the fuck do you want me to do?

It's not about caring, it's about making a show that you care, right?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (vuisn)

113 Does the idiot troll realize that baby chop shops aren't going away in blue shitholes?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (/+S6w)


Apparently not.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 26, 2022 12:40 PM (DgWEj)

114 109. Lots of that shit in NJ.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:40 PM (ONvIw)

115 I'm sure it's been said, but the right people are dying. That's why the lack of concern.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at June 26, 2022 12:40 PM (7bRMQ)

116 Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (47mFt)

Disagree completely. It's the Left and their useful idiots.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:38 PM (b9Rih)

I'd sure like to have it explained how gun control... the thing that JUST passed because your Republican Party decided to let it, is a left v. right thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:40 PM (47mFt)

117
Calling Justice Thomas the "n" has become so popular on twitter, it's now "trending."

Nice, eh?

Remember that next time a cocksucking pedo racist leftist calls you a "racist."

Posted by: Justice Soothsayer at June 26, 2022 12:40 PM (v1Efw)

118 > EU is NOT a Democratic institution. Its real leaders are appointed, not elected...
__________

Sounds familiar.

Posted by: Rezident Retard at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (BFigT)

119 My shaman can kick your shaman's ass.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (0ocXn)

120 Calling Justice Thomas the "n" has become so popular on twitter, it's now "trending."
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Of course it is.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (/+S6w)

121 Last week a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre when Biden plans to visit Africa. Karine said there are no plans for trip as of now. Surprising, huh?

Posted by: El Rojo at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (AMIL/)

122 117. Yep. I saw that on twitter. It's usually lefty women posting this. They don't seem to know that Alito wrote that opinion.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

123 Hey Notorious BFD: Watch for tomorrow’s Rant. I feature one of your comments from a different post.

The new phone books are here! I'm somebody!

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (Xrfse)

124 I also detest the made-up weaselly word "Islamist".

Muslim. Just fuckin' say it. They would if it was Chistians. They wouldn't come up with some bullshit word like " Christist" to pretend there was some nuance or differentiation. They're Muslims, doing what their founder did and commanded.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (M9XmQ)

125 I don't expect the West to solve Africa's issues. For the most part, they have no obligation (except perhaps where former colonial powers are still interfering), but the hypocrisy is rank.

The West has always had a lot of investment in Africa. But apartheid changed all things and the black majorities slaughtered the white farmers and industrialists without bothering to understand why those businesses flourished.

Furthermore, China has invested a lot of money in proto-CRT ideology by convincing the West that to employ an Afrian, to introduce technology and industry to African nations was colonizing, exploitation and racism. So in shame the West reduced itself to airdropping food and medicine to the warlords for distribution while China goes in without competition or Western criticism in its Belt and Road initiatives.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (AHeqJ)

126 A timely, perfect, but completely indirect tiny little Hint from The Universe about how the actual dynamics of s**t in eastern Europe have a background unrelated to all the cartoonish imputed motivations of today was encountered in the intro to the book I just started (Sean McMeekin, "Stalin's War").

In the standard brief explanation of the conventions he will use for place names, transliteration of foreign words, etc, he tosses out one example. A city in (currently) eastern Ukraine, the largest.

"Lwow/Lemberg/Lvov/Lviv" - respectively, the Polish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian spellings. Now why in the wide wide world of sports would one place have so many different names, and in a pretty short historical stretch too? Hmmm. Why, it's almost like that area has been an unbelievably chaotic and brutal battlefield of different powers and "ethnicities" for some time, and recently at that.

Fortunately all this can be ignored, because Moscow's determination to march to the Bay of Biscay, or some sort of money laundering, explain everything.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (OTzUX)

127 Well, I for one support government-provided contraception,

About 20 years ago, there was a brief push to require a Norplant implant in order to get welfare. Naturally, the usual suspects screamed racism. It seemed like a reasonable solution to me, but it went away. I don't really know why, other than the aforementioned racism accusations.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (/NCI4)

128 I really don't get the Ukraine hate from some here, but I have no illusions that minds will be changed, so I won't bother arguing it.




I don't hate Ukraine. I think Putin is a bad guy, to put it mildly. But I am very suspicious of the breakneck speed pivot to Ukraine and agitation for conflict by the powers that be. I don't trust them or the MSM, so frankly I haven't been paying attention to it. I would rather be ignorant than misinformed.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (rF64X)

129 Only American flags in my AO, as well as Trump signs.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (/+S6w)

Yeah same on my block. 6 American flags, no Uke. No Trump signs though. Unfortunately the Flags are only flown by those older than 29.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:43 PM (b9Rih)

130 Sid has apparently also never heard of adoption.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 26, 2022 12:43 PM (DgWEj)

131 this will sound unkind, but Arabs killing Arabs always strikes me as a win-win situation. For me, at least. Not the kind of thing I can ever imagine getting very upset about.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 12:43 PM (r46W7)

132 My shaman has better drugs than your shaman.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 12:43 PM (0ocXn)

133 120 Calling Justice Thomas the "n" has become so popular on twitter, it's now "trending."
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Of course it is.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (/+S6w)


The current crop of mindless young Progressive tools must be too dumb to know and use "Uncle Tom." Progress? Nah.

Posted by: El Rojo at June 26, 2022 12:44 PM (AMIL/)

134 122 117. Yep. I saw that on twitter. It's usually lefty women posting this. They don't seem to know that Alito wrote that opinion.
Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

I'm sure some of them know. But Alito is a Catholic white guy. Justice Thomas had the audacity to hope he could leave the plantation, and for that they can justify whatever vile things they choose to say about him.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:45 PM (47mFt)

135 I used to be a thing.

Posted by: Save Darfur at June 26, 2022 12:45 PM (XFMY6)

136 I don't care enough to hate Ukraine. I reserve that for the pukes here that take their graft.

Posted by: fd at June 26, 2022 12:45 PM (vrz2I)

137 Stressing the business case for diversity can backfire because it “triggers” social identity threat or “a sense of being depersonalized,” according to the paper.


https://tinyurl.com/bdftzcj9
Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (/NCI4)

This is so true. It's incredibly cringe and patronizing and is a warning that you will be treated like an object and not an individual. And that you are viewed as needing their help, without which you can't succeed.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:45 PM (rF64X)

138 I still chuckle at the ignorance of Hollywood when I recall the oscar ceremony some years ago when someone decided to get a picture onstage of all the African-American actors. Charlize Theron joined them but was asked to get out of the picture. And she was the only one actually from Africa.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:45 PM (anj39)

139 nly American flags in my AO, as well as Trump signs.

Trump signs outnumber American flags here in ETX. Haven't seen a single Biden/Harris or rainbow yard phylactery.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (AHeqJ)

140 they aren't all bros ??
Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 12:12 PM (us2H3

Nah...some of 'em are Ho's

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (R5lpX)

141 Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (rF64X

I agree with everything you said

Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (bs+z0)

142 Reuben Hick

I put the Belt and Road initiatives on life support. The Chinese have welched on many of their promises in Africa, and provide incentive for African leaders to confiscate the infrastructure that is build.

The Chinese have no friend, only tributary states. This is short-sighted. Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Sri Lanka informs the world.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (u82oZ)

143 Tom, most of the "ethnic violence breaks out" is Muslim Africans slaughtering Christian Africans, though.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (M9XmQ)

144 I've said before, if the only thing I knew about the Ukraine conflict is the ID of the players supporting Ukraine , I would definitely support whoever their opponent was .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (b9Rih)

145 i went over to OK to play cards for about a couple hours. Returning, there was a demonstration in Fort Smith against the Roe decision. Not very big, about a dozen gals who should never have to worry about abortion needs. Ladies of Walmart material.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (lz5hY)

146 128. I don't hate the Ukrainians, but I do hate their duplicitous leadership and their grand levels of corruption. They bombed the Donbas with international impunity, ignored the Minsk agreements, and now they're dismantling what little democracy they had, again with no blowback. Their policies seem to be a model, maybe a trial run, for the censorship and asset confiscation the donks would like to decree here.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:46 PM (ONvIw)

147 Only American flags in my AO, as well as Trump signs.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:39 PM (/+S6w)

Yeah same on my block. 6 American flags, no Uke. No Trump signs though. Unfortunately the Flags are only flown by those older than 29.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Old neighborhood had countless "in this home we believe..." and "hate has no home here" signs. The joys of living in a university town even in a hard red state. Thankfully now out on a bit of land where tht is nary to be seen.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 26, 2022 12:47 PM (MGB5H)

148 this will sound unkind, but Arabs killing Arabs always strikes me as a win-win situation. For me, at least. Not the kind of thing I can ever imagine getting very upset about.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 12:43 PM (r46W7)

We've been indiscriminately killing Arabs and other Middle-Easterners for more than two decades now, and I don't see how the world is a better place for it.

Unless one happens to own stock in Raytheon, I suppose. Then your world is much better indeed.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:47 PM (47mFt)

149 Posted by: Sid at June 26, 2022 12:33 PM (tPBhM)

That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Were women dying "en masse" in 1971 pre-Roe? No? Yeah, didn't think so. Further, the vast majority of states have legal abortion up to some number of weeks after pregnancy. I guess these women just needs to make up their damn minds a little faster, instead of waiting till week 39 of gestation.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at June 26, 2022 12:47 PM (S7une)

150 Willowed in previous thread, wanted to respond to two commenters:

NaCly, no, nothing at all in the book about Trotsky, which was actually a bit earlier. And Stalin did not ignore Germany, he just thought he had the situation figured out. The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was indeed to buy time for Soviet military modernization (which was still only partial by June '41 as it turned out), as Stalin had no illusions about the *ultimate* likelihood of a German-Soviet collision.

Chris Taylor, Stalin's fixed preconception that Germany would not turn east before defeating/making a deal with the UK, as you say, was not crazy, obviously that was Germany's initial strategy - it's just that he didn't "update" his view with changing circumstances and intel.

It became clear at one point that Germany had abandoned Sea Lion - Moscow had good solid intel on the discontinuation of German invasion preparations, which buttressed all the other collateral intel on the question - but this is the sort of thing Stalin simply rejected as British disinformation being planted, or was not even reported up the chain, as the Boss didn't like intel that undermined his preconception.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:48 PM (OTzUX)

151 if the only thing I knew about the Ukraine conflict is the ID of the players supporting Ukraine , I would definitely support whoever their opponent was .
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Amen.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:48 PM (M9XmQ)

152 Sid has apparently also never heard of adoption.

Haven't you heard that there is a chip shortage? The NPCs are being programmed with lower density chips pulled from recycled hardware thrown out a decade ago.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:48 PM (AHeqJ)

153 I don't hate Ukraine. I think Putin is a bad guy, to put it mildly. But I am very suspicious of the breakneck speed pivot to Ukraine and agitation for conflict by the powers that be. I don't trust them or the MSM, so frankly I haven't been paying attention to it. I would rather be ignorant than misinformed.

A most cromulent comment from you, as usual. My point wasn't that Ukraine is perfect, or that Russia has no legitimate complaints, but that's not an excuse to flatten and absorb a neighbor. I also don't trust politicians or the MSM, and don't listen to their lies at all, so they're not a factor. I get no money from them, so why that's relevant is beyond me.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:48 PM (/NCI4)

154 We will take your women, put your old people in the diamond mines and sell your children to the muslims.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 12:49 PM (0ocXn)

155 Save Darfur

Free Tibet.

The Left drops all this if it is achievable. Cloward–Piven foreign policy is the Left's tool of choice.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:49 PM (u82oZ)

156 It's interesting that troll Sudden Infant Death is pro baby murder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 26, 2022 12:49 PM (eGTCV)

157 And this leaves out the even longer context of NATO expansion since 1991, and specifically the case of Ukraine, which is not some idiosyncratic Putin obsession, and didn't arise as an issue just recently - and also isn't irrational.

But the discussion won't elevate above where it's been here, so not going to push on that particular string.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

As I posted at the time, I gave up talking (or even paying much attention to) the Ukraine situation when I realized that for every "official story" about what was happening, I could find another "official story" from a different outlet claiming the exact opposite. There is so much disinformation from both sides, from the MSM, and from our own government that it is objectively impossible to ever be sure of just what is actually happening there. So with that being the case, I'm not going to beat my head on that wall of uncertainty. I throw my hands up at the entire thing and keep my attention focused closer to home.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 12:50 PM (r46W7)

158 51 I care more about Ukraine than those other places because, yes, Ukrainians look like us -- because they're Europeans, and my ancestry is European. So, screw you, Buck.
Posted by: Steve (a.k.a. Ed Snate) at June 26, 2022 12:21 PM (vv27Z)

Wow. That was a bit harsh. He was talking about the hypocrisy of the left.

Plus Ukrainians don't look like all of us.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:50 PM (rF64X)

159 Remember when a very wise person told us not to get embroiled in the affairs and conflicts of other nations?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 12:50 PM (Qhnrt)

160 Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.


Oh, that's very good.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:51 PM (/NCI4)

161 From the last thread. What some people will do to keep killing babies.
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Someone did not read alexthechick's warning about what is to come from the Left regarding legal battles.

https://bit.ly/3zYRcD5

There is no "final say" where the Left is concerned. Besides, the Left thought Roe v Wade was "the final say". Look how that turned out for them.

Posted by: JM in Florida at June 26, 2022 12:51 PM (AaHNT)

162 Any nukes in South Africa?

Only the government and spies know?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 26, 2022 12:52 PM (z5I/l)

163
"Lwow/Lemberg/Lvov/Lviv" - respectively, the Polish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian spellings. Now why in the wide wide world of sports would one place have so many different names, and in a pretty short historical stretch too? Hmmm. Why, it's almost like that area has been an unbelievably chaotic and brutal battlefield of different powers and "ethnicities" for some time, and recently at that.

Fortunately all this can be ignored, because Moscow's determination to march to the Bay of Biscay, or some sort of money laundering, explain everything.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (OTzUX)


I've heard of a lot of the Russian-Ukrainian battle locations from reading about the WW2 Russian Front.

Kiev, Zaporizhaye, Mariupol, Kherson, Kharkov, Melitopol, and a few more were notable battle sites in 1941-43. (Note: I used the spellings in histories published in the US and UK).

Posted by: El Rojo at June 26, 2022 12:52 PM (AMIL/)

164 Not very big, about a dozen gals who should never have to worry about abortion needs. Ladies of Walmart material.

Many of them use their personalities as a prophylactic.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:52 PM (AHeqJ)

165 I'd be disappointed to find out that the reason Ukraine is the only war of interest for so many Americans is because Ukrainians "look like us."

Prepare for continued disappointment. Do the names Gabby Petito or Natalee Holloway sound familiar to y'all?

White girls, young, "disappearing" under mysterious circumstances... They were in the news, with regular updates, for weeks/months. Slain by their boyfriend/regular scumbag, also white.

The only comparable black woman slain and covered extensively in the news I can think of is Breonna Taylor, who was killed by cops during a SWAT drug raid.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, 45 dead females (mostly black, which also describes their killer(s)) have been murdered so far this year. Not newsworthy.

Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 26, 2022 12:53 PM (F0YaR)

166 Pork Chops & Bacons

We need a strong Navy to ensure the seas can support international trade. We took over from the UK, and the world is a more prosperous place. For now.


The world has prospered as a whole with strong trade. But there are some unresolved issues these days.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:53 PM (u82oZ)

167 The evidence of corruption in Ukraine must be really egregious if they're willing to risk nuclear war to suppress it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (u73oe)

168 Sid hates those cans!!!

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (Xrfse)

169 Tom, the most intelligent and in-depth discussion I've found on Ukraine/Russia can be found at Moon of Alabama, in the comments section. By far.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (M9XmQ)

170 When they say that "the world is united against Russia", they mean that the white countries of the world are united against Russia.

Countries across Africa are facing famine, due to the loss of Russian and Ukrainian food exports, and the loss of Russian and Ukrainian fertilizer exports.

An obvious thing to do is to increase African fertilizer production, but the EU opposes that for environmental reasons, since the EU doesn't want the production of chemical fertilizers to increase.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (I2/tG)

171 149. As a 65yo woman, I agree. Sid's logic is all fucked up and he has no knowledge of the history of this. I don't recall girls dying from that coathanger myth, only from car accidents, and the occasional cancer. I do recall a handful of girls going to "live with an aunt" for a school year, which usually meant have the baby and give it up for adoption. Some of the "aunts" were Catholic girls' boarding schools. Their lives weren't ruined by it and they usually came back more serious about education.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (ONvIw)

172 Heh.
If I were a gangbanger of color, I'd begin to identify as some African tribe. Flag and all. And I'd get with my chief rival and get them to do the same...only a different African tribe and flag. Then we'd sit back and laugh as we divide up the city and watch the politicians crap all over themselves trying to be inclusive.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (anj39)

173 Many of them use their personalities as a prophylactic.
Posted by: Reuben Hick

Ribbed?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 26, 2022 12:54 PM (z5I/l)

174 "an excuse to flatten and absorb a neighbor"

?????

I missed this war, where is it happening? Neither "flattening" nor "absorption" are on the menu in Ukraine.

When there's fighting in urban terrain, s**t gets destroyed. Where there's been no fighting, very little damage has occurred (biggest exception: large and medium-sized towns in Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, which have been the target of indiscriminate Ukrainian* artillery and missile attacks since 2014, resulting in many thousands of casualties).

Not gonna bail this ocean one bucket at a time, need to eat and work out, and pick a cigar for the Gun Thread.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:55 PM (OTzUX)

175 humphreyrobot

South Africa has 6 nuclear weapons. All dismantled before the change to black-majority government. There is limited ability to recreate that program today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:55 PM (u82oZ)

176 Chique-
I just looked up cromulent, and it's not quite what I thought. I meant excellent, and I'd somehow gotten the notion from its joking use here that that's what it meant. Turns out it actually means adequate.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (/NCI4)

177 They hate Russia because they hate Trump. To oppose Putin is to oppose Trump. That's the entire answer.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (Bzrp3)

178 Certainly there is a concern overload thing that happens. Even lefties that just wear a ribbon or fly a flag to display concern cannot keep up with all the tragic wars across the globe. And the FNM only tells the stories that push their narrative of "traditional western values = bad" and stories they think damage their political opposition.

I'll just say I am concerned about what will happen to my fellow countrymen when the evil fuckwits in charge succeed in destroying our economy and culture and I don't make room for Ukraine, Yemen, various African countries etc.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (3cGpq)

179 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 26, 2022 12:53 PM (F0YaR)

Unfortunately it's the exceptions that usually get the publicity. Do you know how many white prostitutes killed by their pimps get prime time reporting? It ain't mostly about race.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (b9Rih)

180 Apparently not content with the high cost of fuel, runaway inflation and plummeting standards of living, The West is now about to "ban" Russian Gold from Western Markets.

We are led by deranged maniacs.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 26, 2022 12:57 PM (/HO5X)

181 There is limited ability to recreate that program today.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Honestly, there is limited ability to recreate indoor plumbing.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 12:57 PM (M9XmQ)

182 So why are people so conspicuously compassionate about Ukraine while being completely indifferent to the awful suffering elsewhere?


Because they are trained circus animals, performing for their ringmasters - the DNC and it's propaganda arm, the MFM.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 12:57 PM (1p+vd)

183 Does the idiot troll realize that baby chop shops aren't going away in blue shitholes?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (/+S6w)

Also, apparently pregnancy is something birthing people just catch walking down the street, minding their own business.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:57 PM (rF64X)

184 You got a problem with our business model?

Posted by: Photogenic White Woman Of The Week, Inc. at June 26, 2022 12:58 PM (XFMY6)

185 170 Zelensky tried to host a zoom conference for 55 African nations. Only four participated. They're more concerned with preventing starvation that propping up his regime.

Posted by: CN at June 26, 2022 12:58 PM (ONvIw)

186 I pledge allegiance to Ukraine. (And its Oligarchs and corruption.)
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:35 PM (rF64X)

That short bit already has a nice flow to it. I’ve read some other things by you - maybe just go ahead and complete the rework of the entire pledge in the same vein.
I’m sure we would all enjoy it

Posted by: PMRich at June 26, 2022 12:58 PM (eh5ud)

187 {{{ chique l'African}}}

Your Majesty, practice makes pregnant in their world.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 12:58 PM (u82oZ)

188 "I don't hate Ukraine. I think Putin is a bad guy, to put it mildly"
---------------

So is Joe Biden. So is Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney and Liz F'n Cheney (and her dad). So is Joe Manchin and Kristen Sinema and Gretchen Whitmer and Gavin Newsome and so on and so forth, and on and on and on.

So is George W Bush. Let's give Pooootin another 20 or so years of indiscriminate killing of foreigners before he comes even remotely close to the crimes of the U.S. and our war criminal politicians.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:59 PM (47mFt)

189 Someone did not read alexthechick's warning about what is to come from the Left regarding legal battles.

https://bit.ly/3zYRcD5


Y'all are a bunch of eeyores and losers. Don't you remember how easy it was for judges to close down businesses, rack up hundreds of thousands in fines, weld shut doors, and jail the owners for violating the precious and flagrantly unconstitutional CoViD laws?

The Process is the Punishment. And the State has unlimited funds to bankrupt whoever they wish to make their cat toy. Now to find any elected politician who has the 'nads to do what the Left does as easily as breathing.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 12:59 PM (AHeqJ)

190 I’ll take no one will virtue-signal against devout Muslim extremists for $1000, Alex.

Not only are they also an “in” thing, they don’t express their displeasure with other people using Twitter.

Posted by: Advo at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (LcnVR)

191 They hate Russia because they hate Trump. To oppose Putin is to oppose Trump. That's the entire answer.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (Bzrp3)

Agree somewhat though the corrupt players from the Left have been involved in Ukraine long before Trump. Currently what you've said is what the useful idiots handlers have told them to think,

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (b9Rih)

192 >>> "Lwow/Lemberg/Lvov/Lviv" - respectively, the Polish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian spellings. Now why in the wide wide world of sports would one place have so many different names, and in a pretty short historical stretch too? Hmmm. Why, it's almost like that area has been an unbelievably chaotic and brutal battlefield of different powers and "ethnicities" for some time, and recently at that.

Fortunately all this can be ignored, because Moscow's determination to march to the Bay of Biscay, or some sort of money laundering, explain everything.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 26, 2022 12:42 PM (OTzUX)
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Now let's do Königsberg.



Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (MIkft)

193 South Africa has 6 nuclear weapons. All dismantled before the change to black-majority government. There is limited ability to recreate that program today.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Wow. Like retarded people navigating a time machine.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (z5I/l)

194 BurtTC

I feel the US of A is very close to being a pariah nation to the rest of the world. FJB and the Deep State.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (u82oZ)

195
Stressing the business case for diversity can backfire because it “triggers” social identity threat or “a sense of being depersonalized,” according to the paper.

Just as ESD is going strong!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (63Dwl)

196 Ukraine is the current thing because of Trump's phone call to Zalenskyy--the one where he started asking questions that the Democrats did not want him to get the answers to.
The phone call he got impeached over.

There's also the belief among the deranged that Trump was an asset of Putin, the bad guy, so when Russia invaded Ukraine ( which it never would have done under Trump's watch) the dog whistle to the Leftist's was heard loud and clear, Trump/Putin bad
Ukraine good.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (mR6Gs)

197 Ukraine is one of the larger money laundering outfits for our political betters. Specifically the one currently residing at 1600 Penn Ave. There a lot of incentive to keep the details out of the public eye.

The fight brewing to dump rezident retard will revolve around Ukraine, his and his family's corruption.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 01:01 PM (BFigT)

198 And of course, the Democrats impeached Donald Trump for a phone call in which he castigated Ukraine for its corruption.

Also, since the war started, our buddies in Ukraine have:

Banned all political parties representing Russian-speaking Ukrainians, including the second-largest political party in Ukraine. That party has had all its assets confiscated by the Ukrainian government.

Announced that from now on, the sole language of instruction in schools will be Ukrainian, even in areas that are entirely Russian-speaking.

Announced that "Russian literature" will no longer be taught in schools - no more "War and Peace", no more "Dr. Zhivago", etc.

Banned the playing of "Russian music" in public. They were kind enough to exempt pre-1991 music, so you can still play "Swan Lake" in public - for the moment.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 01:01 PM (I2/tG)

199 Everyday I hear about how Putin has blundered, the war is lost and he's out of resources. Ridiculous.

The U.S. federal government is neck-deep in this skirmish and it's basically a global cleansing operation.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 01:01 PM (0ocXn)

200 Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 12:59 PM (47mFt)

WTF?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (b9Rih)

201 "South Africa has 6 nuclear weapons. All dismantled before the change to black-majority government"

So blacks can't have nukes??
Racist!

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (mR6Gs)

202 Braenyard

To 1941 Germany and 2022 America: Don't start nothing, won't be nothing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (u82oZ)

203 just heard my outstanding senator on NPR

Markey says Roe decision will be at the top of the list for voters and the dims are gonna wipe out the GOP

the guy never gets tired of being wrong

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (us2H3)

204 As I've said: There are no good guys involved in the Russia/Ukraine war. And yes, that includes this country's present regime.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (Qhnrt)

205 Wrong color for leftists to be bothered. They'd sooner send them abortion aid.

Posted by: flounder at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (Nmz4T)

206 If nothing else, Ukraine in history gets away from Russia often but gets pulled right back in every time.

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (2JoB8)

207 177 They hate Russia because they hate Trump. To oppose Putin is to oppose Trump. That's the entire answer.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (Bzrp3)

I wouldn't use that argument - it buys into the Left's claim that somehow Putin backed Trump, or vice versa, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Putin waited until Biden was in office because he knew such a move would be far more risky with Trump in office.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (r46W7)

208 JoeF

South Africa had 6 nuclear weapons.

Past tense. My bad typing strikes again.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (u82oZ)

209 Banned the playing of "Russian music" in public. They were kind enough to exempt pre-1991 music, so you can still play "Swan Lake" in public - for the moment.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 01:01 PM (I2/tG)

Pre 1991?

Hmmm.....so lousy Commie music is still allowed?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:04 PM (mR6Gs)

210 Apparently not content with the high cost of fuel, runaway inflation and plummeting standards of living, The West is now about to "ban" Russian Gold from Western Markets.

We are led by deranged maniacs.


You haven't been paying attention. There are huge profits in playing the secondary market and arbitrage. Quite a number of formerly bankrupt nations are laundering Russian oil and wheat for massive profits.

How do you assay gold from Russia rather than from Zurich or China?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 01:04 PM (AHeqJ)

211 We need a Ukrainian folk song about an Old Shoe.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 01:04 PM (0ocXn)

212 Calvary an't coming so they sent an algorithm.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at June 26, 2022 01:04 PM (z5I/l)

213 >>> 193 South Africa has 6 nuclear weapons. All dismantled before the change to black-majority government. There is limited ability to recreate that program today.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
_____---------

Recalls Dave in FL post about building satellites and the necessity for experienced (25yrs) leadership.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (MIkft)

214 South Africa had 6 nuclear weapons.

Past tense. My bad typing strikes again.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (u82oZ)

I know---I read that as "had" anyway.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (mR6Gs)

215 I also loathe Vladimir Putin for funding the anti-energy enviro-leftists in the West. He is trying to undermine us by funding our enemies within.

Who funds more of that, Putin or the federal government (particularly the student debt creation industry)?

Putin's beef is with the people who overthrow governments on his border that are friendly to Russia and are looking to overthrow him, because among other things, he won't sell them Russian orphans for their orgies.

We're just collateral damage to that conflict, and shouldn't take it personally as it wouldn't be happening if we got serious about bringing those people to heel.

Posted by: Methos at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (kOpft)

216 When I think of all those african and yemen type of countries I always see that Batman movie where the united nations were all dehydrated and one minute they are all yelling and dancing around each other and the next their are all little mounds of table salt.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (R/m4+)

217 I wouldn't use that argument - it buys into the Left's claim that somehow Putin backed Trump, or vice versa, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Putin waited until Biden was in office because he knew such a move would be far more risky with Trump in office.

Putin and Trump were in allegiance for their contempt of the US State Department which is the source of most global strife.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (AHeqJ)

218 Markey says Roe decision will be at the top of the list for voters and the dims are gonna wipe out the GOP

the guy never gets tired of being wrong
Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:02 PM (us2H3)

It's funny, DC Democrats live full time in a fantasy world where voters care about the same things they do - like the Jan 6 hearings. They know about as much about what the voters want as the French Aristo's did in the 1780's.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (r46W7)

219
Markey says Roe decision will be at the top of the list for voters and the dims are gonna wipe out the GOP

More like the bottom of the list

Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 01:05 PM (bs+z0)

220 It's becoming increasingly difficult to sort out all of the proxy wars. They are ubiquitous, to say the least.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 01:06 PM (Xrfse)

221 So Joe is in Europe again ? Is there any way we can bribe them to keep him ?

Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 01:07 PM (bs+z0)

222 177 They hate Russia because they hate Trump. To oppose Putin is to oppose Trump. That's the entire answer.
Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 26, 2022 12:56 PM (Bzrp3)

I wouldn't use that argument - it buys into the Left's claim that somehow Putin backed Trump, or vice versa, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. Putin waited until Biden was in office because he knew such a move would be far more risky with Trump in office.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:03 PM (r46W7)

WE know why Putin waited til Trump was gone. But most people don't, and the "High IQ Democrats" who DO know, don't want them to.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:07 PM (mR6Gs)

223 Pre 1991?

Hmmm.....so lousy Commie music is still allowed?


The great song "My Address Is The Soviet Union" is still allowed, yes.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 01:07 PM (I2/tG)

224 Israel helped SA develop their nuclear weapons IIRC.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:08 PM (b9Rih)

225 Who has time to listen to NPR?

Posted by: Just Wondering at June 26, 2022 01:08 PM (CfdaX)

226 Markey says Roe decision will be at the top of the list for voters and the dims are gonna wipe out the GOP

I don't get this thinking. Are Republicans poised to win many seats in many Blue, abortion-crazy placed?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:08 PM (mR6Gs)

227 Notorious BFD

Recruiting for the US military is getting difficult. Lots of good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:08 PM (u82oZ)

228 BurtTC

I feel the US of A is very close to being a pariah nation to the rest of the world. FJB and the Deep State.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:00 PM (u82oZ)

Reminds me of the Wizard of Oz movie. Lots of "bad guy" soldiers marching around going "Oh wee oh..."

If someone were to throw a bucket of water on the American Oligarchy/Deep State and it melted into the pavement, most of those bad guy soldiers would just sorta go home and stop being bad guy soldiers anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:09 PM (47mFt)

229 Many might remember when Nigeria rejected the homosexualist agenda of the US and Obama threatened to withhold aid. But the west loves its Ukrainian trannies giving them preferential asylum.

Posted by: 7man at June 26, 2022 01:09 PM (qwO6y)

230 Eyewitnesses to an outbreak of ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have told the BBC that they were left helpless during attacks, which resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people.
-------------------------------

It was an outbreak, guyz. Like Cholera.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (moeJj)

231 >>> Who funds more of that, Putin or the federal government (particularly the student debt creation industry)?
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Who funds/influences movers in the federal govt that caused student loans to happen.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (MIkft)

232 How do you assay gold from Russia rather than from Zurich or China?

LOL. As if you could tell.

It's like the "embargo" on Russia oil - China and India are importing a lot more Russian oil (at a substantial discount from market prices), offsetting the reduced sales to Europe.

Take that, Putin!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (I2/tG)

233 Someone did not read alexthechick's warning about what is to come from the Left regarding legal battles.

https://bit.ly/3zYRcD5


It would be fun to be on the jury when she is in court.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (anj39)

234 I love that the Libs finally can tell us who a woman is now... I keep wondering where all the women's rights people are when Transgenders are taking their places on the victim stage

Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (bs+z0)

235 7man

Outbreed the Left. Second look at the Amish women??

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (u82oZ)

236 Banned the playing of "Russian music" in public. They were kind enough to exempt pre-1991 music, so you can still play "Swan Lake" in public - for the moment.

It would have been awkward if the feds sent in a 'roided up SWAT team to take down the Van Cliburn competition's Korean 18 year old first place winner showing his incredible skills hammering out Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto.

The next competition would have to be held on a cruise ship 3-4 miles off the coast - at the same time they can legally open up the ship's casinos.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (AHeqJ)

237 Nancypants shoves young hispanic girl

while smiling the frozen smile

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (us2H3)

238 224 Israel helped SA develop their nuclear weapons IIRC.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:08 PM (b9Rih)

As I remember at the time, Israel had the scientists and SA had the Uranium, and both countries were shut out of any tech deals with the established Nuclear club. It was the perfect deal. Israel supposedly still has quite the nuclear stockpile from that partnership.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:11 PM (r46W7)

239 230 Eyewitnesses to an outbreak of ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have told the BBC that they were left helpless during attacks, which resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people.
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The result of an un-armed citizenry....

Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 01:11 PM (bs+z0)

240
This ginned-up fake outrage over Roe is '22's george floyd/pandemic hysteria.

Posted by: Justice Soothsayer at June 26, 2022 01:11 PM (v1Efw)

241 Libs hate it when someone from Africa isn't Nelson Mandela. They hate it more when someone from Africa speaks multiple languages, and not just halting, heavily accented English. It also pisses them off when people from.Africa speak English better than they do.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 12:27 PM (anj39)
=====

Casual racism and antisemitism on the US left STILL astonishes me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:11 PM (MIKMs)

242 Recruiting for the US military is getting difficult. Lots of good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "

That's not surprising. Why would anyone volunteer to die for an illegitimate government?

Posted by: Methos at June 26, 2022 01:12 PM (kOpft)

243 237 Nancypants shoves young hispanic girl

while smiling the frozen smile
Posted by: REDACTED a
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Link?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:12 PM (MIkft)

244 >>> 183 Does the idiot troll realize that baby chop shops aren't going away in blue shitholes?
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 12:34 PM (/+S6w)

Also, apparently pregnancy is something birthing people just catch walking down the street, minding their own business.
Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at June 26, 2022 12:57 PM (rF64X)

Not if you wear your mask.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (llON8)

245 Leftists will never cover African violence, because it's actually Islamic violence.

Why do dictators like Hitler cozen up with Islam? Because the Marxist ideologies (Socialism, Communism, Fascism) are just versions of modern feudalism, where-in they share 3 core tenets:

All are collectivist, totalitarian, and theocratic. I know the theocracy throws off some people, because of the godless nature, but they replace God with the State and force you to worship it.

Islam is just 7th century feudalism. It is also collectivist, totalitarian, and theocratic at its core.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (moeJj)

246 Wasn't it the Obama Administration who thought Africa was a country? And wasn't Obama the guy drone striking children in Yemen?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (0ocXn)

247 Recruiting for the US military is getting difficult. Lots of good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope."
___

Good.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (/+S6w)

248 Tom Servo

Israel got most of their enriched Uranium from the French. They have made their own plutonium, IIRC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (u82oZ)

249 Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:12 PM (MIkft)

TGP

I'm 29+ so I don't do links

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:14 PM (us2H3)

250 Nancy Pelosi disdainfully elbows Rep. Mayra Flores's pinnafore-clad Mexican-American daughter

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wedkm

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:14 PM (/+S6w)

251 >>> good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "

That's not surprising. Why would anyone volunteer to die for an illegitimate government?
Posted by: Methos at June 26, 2022 01:12 PM (kOpft)-____________

Or go camping with faggots and trannys.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:14 PM (MIkft)

252 Islam is just 7th century feudalism. It is also collectivist, totalitarian, and theocratic at its core.
Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (moeJj)

Perfectly describes the democrat party with its secular religion.

Posted by: 7man at June 26, 2022 01:14 PM (qwO6y)

253 Israel got most of their enriched Uranium from the French. They have made their own plutonium, IIRC.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:13 PM (u82oZ)

They got 500 tons of it from SA. Did they get more than that from the French?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (b9Rih)

254 Helena Handbasket


I did not know this. The things I learn here.

Hope you, your Mom, and those chickens are doing well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (u82oZ)

255
Calling Justice Thomas the "n" has become so popular on twitter, it's now "trending."

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This ties in to something I mentioned yesterday. Those of us in the uncontrolled opposition have long known that ethnic cleansing was a major motivator for legalized abortion - but nobody outside the uncontrolled opposition does. The Left's monopoly on media saw to that, because it's the quiet part that good Party men don't say out loud.

But now, for the first time in 50 years, they have to defend and agitate for legalized abortion at the federal level. I expect to start hearing overtly racist arguments for this come back within a year.

"Do you want crime to rise?" "What kind of life can *those* mothers really provide?" "Isn't the welfare system already strained enough?" "They'll only die by 25, anyway," and so on.

It's gonna be lit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (IXpV7)

256 LOL. As if you could tell.

Funny story going the other way. After the post-Crimea Western sanctions, Russia banned the import of Western luxury foods. Belarus suddenly started importing a lot more Western luxury foods than it used to, repackaged them, and sold them to Russia.

Guy goes into a Russian store:

Store clerk: "Do you want some nice Belarussian oysters?"

Guy: "How can Belarus have oysters? Belarus doesn't have a seacoast."

Store clerk: "Shut up, fool! Now, do you want some nice Belarussian oysters?"

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (I2/tG)

257 Anti doesn't matter

IDNT.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (u82oZ)

258 Okay you said enriched which of course different.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:16 PM (b9Rih)

259 IDNK.

Fixed it.

Maybe time to do chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:16 PM (u82oZ)

260 Or go camping with faggots and trannys.

At least the victims of that particular demographic, when in the service of the Scouting Boy of America organization are able to sue.

This Democrat Party Military would probably sue the victims for being transphobic.

You really have to hate America and We The People to enlist today.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at June 26, 2022 01:16 PM (AHeqJ)

261 233 Someone did not read alexthechick's warning about what is to come from the Left regarding legal battles.

https://bit.ly/3zYRcD5
It would be fun to be on the jury when she is in court.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (anj39)

I would like to discuss with Alex the effect of the Texas Law which has now been upheld, to my great surprise. I was sure the Mississippi law would stand, but not sure they'd go along with Texas, since it was such a novel approach. The Texas law basically authorizes Lawfare by *any* private citizen against any abortion provider in the state. Win or lose, the left is now howling when they realize that as we have been saying, the Process is the Punishment. I have heard that Planned Parenthood is already planning to close all of its offices in Texas and leave the state completely rather than deal with this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:16 PM (r46W7)

262 Have a great day, everyone.

May the only pregnancies in your life be ones you want.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 26, 2022 01:17 PM (u82oZ)

263 Recruiting for the US military is getting difficult. Lots of good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "

That's not surprising. Why would anyone volunteer to die for an illegitimate government?



Exactly. I wore the uniform proudly 40 years ago. I would not today and I would counsel any young people not to as well. This is an illegitimate government and deserves no allegiance.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 01:17 PM (1p+vd)

264 250 Nancy Pelosi disdainfully elbows Rep. Mayra Flores's pinnafore-clad Mexican-American daughter

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wedkm

That seems ugly even for her.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at June 26, 2022 01:17 PM (eGTCV)

265 I love that the Libs finally can tell us who a woman is now... I keep wondering where all the women's rights people are when Transgenders are taking their places on the victim stage
Posted by: It's me donna at June 26, 2022 01:10 PM (bs+z0)

It's not just women who are being erased. So are gay men. If there's some young boy right now, who is thinking maybe he'd prefer to sip the peener when he gets older, he's now being pressured to lop off his own weener, put on nail polish and "celebrate" being the T on the rainbow.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:17 PM (47mFt)

266 if Roe has the support the left belives it has

pass a fucking amendment to the constitution

and even then, Alito will uphold it

should be a snap

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (us2H3)

267
Tim Dillon recently highlighted a news item mentioning that recruiters are hoping the popularity of the new Top Gun will boost recruiting, like happened with the first one.

Yeah, I don't think that's gonna work this time around, fellas. Kids today have seen way too much of US foreign policy in action, and no matter how much our media fellates Zelensky, nobody gives a damn about the Ukes, let alone wants to die for them and the Big Guy's 10%.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (IXpV7)

268 250 Nancy Pelosi disdainfully elbows Rep. Mayra Flores's pinnafore-clad Mexican-American daughter

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wedkm
Posted by: SMH at what's coming
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I was looking forward to a hair pulling contest between Flores and Cortex.
Pelosi can't contain herself. Can't say any more.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (MIkft)

269 I also detest the made-up weaselly word "Islamist".

Muslim. Just fuckin' say it. They would if it was Chistians. They wouldn't come up with some bullshit word like " Christist" to pretend there was some nuance or differentiation. They're Muslims, doing what their founder did and commanded.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist


It's used to delineate political motivations above and beyond just faith. Political islam is a danger to the world. Your average Mo Shmo isn't .

You do see the -ist ending is copped from 'fascist,' yes? There's a reason there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (IEa8U)

270 The ONLY flag I'm interested in is OURS.

Those of other country's are their affair.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (KATBx)

271 Have read there were lots of protests around the country, nothing on numbers involved and doesn't sound like damages occurred

Posted by: Skip at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (2JoB8)

272 They got 500 tons of it from SA. Did they get more than that from the French?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (b9Rih)

SA has (at least before the current government wrecked everything) some of the highest grade Uranium mines in the world. The entire country is a mineral treasure house.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:19 PM (r46W7)

273 Honestly I suspect that the left does not expect Africans to be any better than this. THey presume this is the best those dusky people can behave, so its just normal. Remember the "knife fighting culture" comment? The assumption that black people cannot figure out how to get ID?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 26, 2022 01:19 PM (llsW/)

274 How serious is your war when you have time to talk to Ben Stiller?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 26, 2022 01:19 PM (h1jJh)

275 Nancypants now claims she shoved the little girl cuz the little girl called her a lying cunt

Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:20 PM (us2H3)

276 "Do you want crime to rise?" "What kind of life can *those* mothers really provide?" "Isn't the welfare system already strained enough?" "They'll only die by 25, anyway," and so on.

It's gonna be lit.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (IXpV7)

Yup, and as Joe Biden wouldn't put it, black people don't have health insurance, like normal people do.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:21 PM (47mFt)

277 275 Nancypants now claims she shoved the little girl cuz the little girl called her a lying cunt
Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:20 PM (us2H3)

I stand with little girl

Posted by: #metoo at June 26, 2022 01:21 PM (qwO6y)

278 The Texas law basically authorizes Lawfare by *any* private citizen against any abortion provider in the state. Win or lose, the left is now howling when they realize that as we have been saying, the Process is the Punishment. I have heard that Planned Parenthood is already planning to close all of its offices in Texas and leave the state completely rather than deal with this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:16 PM (r46W7)
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Good thing neither the stalking horse nor George P. are attorney general.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:21 PM (MIkft)

279
Yup, and as Joe Biden wouldn't put it, black people don't have health insurance, like normal people do.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:21 PM (47mFt)

WOULD! Would put it, Burt, you moron.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:21 PM (47mFt)

280 The little girl was just speaking her truth.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 01:22 PM (u73oe)

281
So when do the Left NPCs get their next shiny outrage module installed? I give Dobbs three more days.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 26, 2022 01:22 PM (xLfmS)

282 Nancy Pelosi disdainfully elbows Rep. Mayra Flores's pinnafore-clad Mexican-American daughter

https://tinyurl.com/2p8wedkm
Posted by: SMH at what's coming

That wasn't an elbow. That was a prehensile grapefruit in a tube sock.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (nByzo)

283 >>> good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "

That's not surprising. Why would anyone volunteer to die for an illegitimate government?
Posted by: Methos at June 26, 2022 01:12 PM (kOpft)-____________

Or go camping with faggots and trannys.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:14 PM (MIkft)
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Or join up with the very standing armies our Founders feared and loathed?

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (KTM+y)

284 >>> 275 Nancypants now claims she shoved the little girl cuz the little girl called her a lying cunt
Posted by: REDACTED at June 26, 2022 01:20 PM (us2H3)

That's because it's true, Nancy.

Posted by: Narrator Voice at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (llON8)

285 Recruiting for the US military is getting difficult. Lots of good people saying "Nope. Nope.. Nope. "


A lot of reasons for this. One of the biggest is the pool of potential enlistees is shrinking. Another is so many18-20 year olds are too damn fat and cannot pass the entrance physical. College continues to strip away the higher category candidates and the many of the ones that are left cannot qualify for many of the jobs. It takes a higher than average ASVAB score just to be an infantryman. These are tough recruiting days.
But it is a great opportunity for the sharp kid out of high school who doesn't want college yet. It will be easy to excell.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (anj39)

286 I think Mayra would mop the floor with AOC.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (eGTCV)

287 I was looking forward to a hair pulling contest between Flores and Cortex.
Pelosi can't contain herself. Can't say any more.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (MIkft)

I'm dying to see a debate on the floor of the House where Flores snaps and yells "Callate, Puta!!!" at Cortez.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:23 PM (r46W7)

288 How serious is your war when you have time to talk to Ben Stiller?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 26, 2022 01:19 PM (h1jJh)

This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

289 That little girl has too much class to use the 'c' word.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (/+S6w)

290 Tim Dillon recently highlighted a news item mentioning that recruiters are hoping the popularity of the new Top Gun will boost recruiting, like happened with the first one.

Yeah, I don't think that's gonna work this time around, fellas. Kids today have seen way too much of US foreign policy in action, and no matter how much our media fellates Zelensky, nobody gives a damn about the Ukes, let alone wants to die for them and the Big Guy's 10%.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:18 PM (IXpV7)

I know it's been reported on, and I don't know all the details, but essentially in the 80s, when Hollowood was making all those badass action movies involving planes and ships and tanks and whatnot, the taxpayer was paying Hollowood to use their equipment. As part of their recruiting budget.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (47mFt)

291 Thinking about Nigeria... I just searched the thread, there's no mention of Biafra.

This is an extension of a war that's been going on since the 60's.

We supported the wrong side then and have been ignoring it since.

All the people I used to do business with in Nigeria have reportedly moved to South Africa. And have been there for over a decade.

It was to get away from the pogroms.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at June 26, 2022 01:25 PM (ewaIc)

292 >>> 288 How serious is your war when you have time to talk to Ben Stiller?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 26, 2022 01:19 PM (h1jJh)

This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

Isn't our super-genius feralgov where "the adults are back in charge" still in talks with eeeeeevil Russia-Russia-Russia about Iran? Because the most evilest is who you should talk to about... anything.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (llON8)

293
I highly doubt the little girl called that lying cunt a lying cunt. But if she did, I think she should run for office as soon as possible.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (IXpV7)

294 Recruiting, specifically for the Army has been on the downswing for quite awhile now. Recruiting Command at Fort Knox was really scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for exemptions for new perspectives that had all sorts of mental and physical issues.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (BFigT)

295 This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

Hey, JoeF, 10% for the big guy!

Come on, man!!

Posted by: JoeB at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (47mFt)

296 I have a neighbor who is flying the Ukistani flag and the ghey flag under it.

Under it? During PRIDE MONTH??!?!?!!?

Outrageous.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (LyqJg)

297 This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

Look at our own Congress - they were all fired up about passed the mega-billion "Aid" bill, but as soon as they did that and they all got their cut of the loot, they lost interest completely. Pretty obvious what their motivation was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (r46W7)

298
But now, for the first time in 50 years, they have to defend and agitate for legalized abortion at the federal level. I expect to start hearing overtly racist arguments for this come back within a year.

"Do you want crime to rise?" "What kind of life can *those* mothers really provide?" "Isn't the welfare system already strained enough?" "They'll only die by 25, anyway," and so on.

It's gonna be lit.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:15 PM (IXpV7)

Roe is dead. It's no longer a legal argument. The only option the the dems have now is debating the merits of killing babies. Not a good look.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (Qhnrt)

299 Another is so many18-20 year olds are too damn fat and cannot pass the entrance physical.
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Or pass a drug test.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (/+S6w)

300
"Wish the British/French/Afrikaans would come back." - Africans, secretly

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 26, 2022 01:27 PM (/U27+)

301 Pelosi is a terrible person for attacking a child, no matter what the child said. There are no excuses.

But... I hate to think that a little girl would say something that awful and crude, no matter how accurate it may be. That has to be something she got from her parents. Its awful to think of

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 26, 2022 01:27 PM (llsW/)

302 I'm sure the yutes from south of the border will make excellent cannon fodder.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:27 PM (/+S6w)

303 Been following the Ukraine war with great interest, not because I'm enamored with the place, simply enjoying hell out of Ivan getting his 3rd rate military hammered into junk.

Russia will have some heartburn replenishing the equipment and man power. They've lost an enormous number of trained tank crews.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 26, 2022 01:27 PM (KATBx)

304 289 That little girl has too much class to use the 'c' word.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (/+S6w)


just didn't think "cocksucker" really fit the situation

Posted by: little girl at June 26, 2022 01:28 PM (us2H3)

305 >>> 297 This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

Look at our own Congress - they were all fired up about passed the mega-billion "Aid" bill, but as soon as they did that and they all got their cut of the loot, they lost interest completely. Pretty obvious what their motivation was.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (r46W7)

One of many reasons why I wonder if *any* of our so-called foreign aid has reached the allegedly intended recipients in the past 75 years or so.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 26, 2022 01:28 PM (llON8)

306 Is there any actual data showing Top Gun helped Navy recruiting? Or is it one of these things that everyone knows happened but didn’t really?

If I had an 18 year old today and he or she wanted to join the military I would do everything I could yo not make it happen.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:28 PM (LyqJg)

307 thinking of filing assault charges

Posted by: little girl at June 26, 2022 01:28 PM (us2H3)

308 That has to be something she got from her parents.
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Or some crude 'Ron just made it up.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:29 PM (/+S6w)

309 >>> 298
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Roe is dead. It's no longer a legal argument. The only option the the dems have now is debating the merits of killing babies. Not a good look.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (Qhnrt)

Depends on who's looking.

Posted by: Stan at June 26, 2022 01:29 PM (llON8)

310 I hope we don't end up like that late Romans, who ended up having to hire Barbarians to fill their armies because all of their own citizens had gotten to lazy and effeminate to even consider fighting in an army any more. If we ever start recruiting illegal aliens and promising them citizenship if they join up, then we'll know we're there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:29 PM (r46W7)

311 The little girl probably said lying aunt and drunken Nazi misheard her.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at June 26, 2022 01:29 PM (eGTCV)

312
And the recruiting numbers aren't such a big deal in the long run - it might be disappointing now, because they want a huge conflict in Eastern Europe, but the government's long-term strategy doesn't require a huge military capable of foreign interventions - just one capable of you know, the thing. And they don't need highly-qualified recruits for that. The braindead savages they've already been unleashing in our streets can easily be placed in uniforms.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (IXpV7)

313 124 "...They wouldn't come up with some bullshit word like 'Christist' to pretend there was some nuance or differentiation."

A la a gobsmacked Andrew Sullivan: "Christianist." It's rather insulting, frankly, as if a deeply held moral belief system was merely a hobby. Of course, people like Biden, Pelosi, and other like-minded shysters just pay it lip service, but I doubt Andy is thinking of them, as opposed to us slack-jawed troglodytes, when he uses "Christianist." I guess we should be happy that he bothers to capitalize it. Pfft.

Posted by: Armchair Sinner at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (Nig2g)

314 This is what's so weird about that stupid war. I'm beginning to think it's purely a money laundering operation and when it's over, Zalenskyy and Putin will spit the profits....
Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (mR6Gs)

The russian and Uke oligarchs have already made billions.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (LyqJg)

315 But it is a great opportunity for the sharp kid out of high school who doesn't want college yet. It will be easy to excell.
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I must disagree here. For the vast majority of reasonably intelligent and well-loved young people, the risk of pissing off a military 'superior' and going down the rabbit hole of military 'justice' is just too great. Talk about a long-tail endless punishment.

My own kids hid when the recruiters came by the house. My sister's kids were all Eagle Scouts, but none of them would even consider the military.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (MIKMs)

316 he braindead savages they've already been unleashing in our streets can easily be placed in uniforms.
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Which is what's happening now.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (/+S6w)

317 Waivers galore.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:31 PM (/+S6w)

318 the braindead savages they've already been unleashing in our streets can easily be placed in uniforms.

Well, I mean they'd have to eliminate the drug testing and greatly reduce physical fitness requirements but yeah I guess so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 26, 2022 01:33 PM (llsW/)

319
I've already explained to the boy that, in 5 years or so, depending on the state of affairs, he may or may not have an accident at the firing range that leaves him with a crippled foot. These thugs are not getting him in a jacket with a flag on the arm. No way, no how.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:33 PM (IXpV7)

320 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing held the 26th Annual Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony, June 23, to honor 12 Nomads and seven Airmen who lost their lives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

On June 25, 1996, a sewage truck was used as a bomb and detonated near the housing complex where military, coalition partners and civilians lived.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=127250

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:34 PM (/+S6w)

321 The Chinese are just letting the muzzies do the dirty work in Africa before they move in.

Belt and Road thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 26, 2022 01:34 PM (ufFY8)

322 I know it's been reported on, and I don't know all the details, but essentially in the 80s, when Hollowood was making all those badass action movies involving planes and ships and tanks and whatnot, the taxpayer was paying Hollowood to use their equipment. As part of their recruiting budget.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (47mFt)
***
True. Big budget thing. And it worked.
We also had TAIR money (Total Army Involved in Recruiting) where we could underwrite the cost of getting real troops out to a school with some equipment. My best event (I commanded a recruiting company near Seattle) was a senior class party that had a MASH theme. We got a dustoff chopper from Ft Lewis to fly in with medics. The pilot was a woman, captain, and dropdead hawt! The following week we got six kids to come in and enlist.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:35 PM (anj39)

323 And that little girl was me!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 01:36 PM (u73oe)

324 There needs to be a Most Vile Democrat award. Well, maybe not. A clear-cut winner could never be chosen.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 01:36 PM (Xrfse)

325 >>> Look at our own Congress - they were all fired up about passed the mega-billion "Aid" bill, but as soon as they did that and they all got their cut of the loot, they lost interest completely. Pretty obvious what their motivation was.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (r46W7)
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If we don't send a physical piece of equipment it never gets there. Money goes to the grifters.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:36 PM (MIkft)

326 Or pass a drug test.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:26 PM (/+S6w)

All too true.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:37 PM (anj39)

327 ... but the government's long-term strategy doesn't require a huge military capable of foreign interventions - just one capable of you know, the thing.
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Yup. Seeing it with rank and file law enforcement as well as upper leadership in the military. They'll be turning them loose on the public soon enough. Just a bit more social engineering is needed and they're almost there now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 01:38 PM (BFigT)

328 >>> But... I hate to think that a little girl would say something that awful and crude, no matter how accurate it may be. That has to be something she got from her parents. Its awful to think of
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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She said, I smell something.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 26, 2022 01:38 PM (MIkft)

329 Nobody told me there would be little girls there.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 26, 2022 01:38 PM (8e5Cm)

330 And that little girl was me!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 26, 2022 01:36 PM (u73oe)

Fairly understandable that Alzheimer Nancy mistakes any brown female for the Vice President. I'm sure Cummala HAS called Nanzi a c*nt before.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:39 PM (47mFt)

331 Later, behind closed doors, Nancy went on to swallow that little girl's soul.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 26, 2022 01:40 PM (0ocXn)

332 Africa always worked for us.

Posted by: Toto at June 26, 2022 01:40 PM (KFhLj)

333 Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:24 PM (47mFt)
***
True. Big budget thing. And it worked.
We also had TAIR money (Total Army Involved in Recruiting) where we could underwrite the cost of getting real troops out to a school with some equipment. My best event (I commanded a recruiting company near Seattle) was a senior class party that had a MASH theme. We got a dustoff chopper from Ft Lewis to fly in with medics. The pilot was a woman, captain, and dropdead hawt! The following week we got six kids to come in and enlist.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:35 PM (anj39)

Honestly, I think the one thing that most convinced me to join was Apocalypse Now.

Not exactly a pro-military film, but I was in weird place at the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:40 PM (47mFt)

334 And if you think about it, the word 'islamist' is one of the rare examples in which the Right happened upon a advantageous term and used it effectively.

The Right seems to always be fighting from a corner painted in by the Left's terminology. Which is part of the reason we seem to be always at a disadvantage. Use your opponent's terms, and, oh, look, we're losing again.

'Islamist' freezes and frames the problem about as well as you can in English. Using 'Muslim' gives the problem some form of respect and diffidence.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 26, 2022 01:42 PM (IEa8U)

335 he braindead savages they've already been unleashing in our streets can easily be placed in uniforms.
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Which is what's happening now.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (/+S6w

You're right. The purge of traditional/conservative military members began in earnest during Barky's reign. It's been unhindered since.

Don't count on the military being on the side of the Constitution anymore.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:42 PM (Qhnrt)

336 The Yemen media blackout is particularly interesting given the US is indirectly involved in that one, giving clandestine intel support to our Saudi frenz.

Posted by: CppThis at June 26, 2022 01:42 PM (UewuT)

337
Yup. Seeing it with rank and file law enforcement as well as upper leadership in the military. They'll be turning them loose on the public soon enough. Just a bit more social engineering is needed and they're almost there now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 01:38 PM (BFigT)
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There is a world of difference between ordering cops to sit on their asses and watch the fires burn and ordering them to take guns from former co-workers.

All these people thinking Antifa is going to be 'drafted' into the military have to think how that would actually work. I mean, the barracks don't clean themselves. They can't just have mom heat up another hot pocket for them and change their nasty sheets while they're doing some sick Fortnite sessions.

Hello, even motivated volunteers have a steep learning curve. Can't imagine these twerps doing anything but crapping on the parade ground and getting into slap fights with each other.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:42 PM (llXky)

338 I must disagree here. For the vast majority of reasonably intelligent and well-loved young people, the risk of pissing off a military 'superior' and going down the rabbit hole of military 'justice' is just too great. Talk about a long-tail endless punishment.

My own kids hid when the recruiters came by the house. My sister's kids were all Eagle Scouts, but none of them would even consider the military.
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:30 PM (MIKMs)
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Then we disagree.
It is easy to over generalize here. A typical platoon of 40 soldiers graduating from Basic will not be all that different than picking 40 freshmen from a junior college. 4 will be shitheads and get kicked out, 4 will advance to the highest rank after a successful career and everyone in between will have a typical experience.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:43 PM (anj39)

339 Keeping with the theme . . .

22 found dead in South African tavern, officials say

https://bit.ly/3njLSmm

Photos show investigators in quasi hazmat suits. Possible it wasn't even criminal. Anyway, thank God they weren't killed by AR-15s.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 26, 2022 01:43 PM (FVME7)

340 One thing I wanted to mention is that if anyone in the Horde has early morning local news in their viewing area, is that the 4-6am news reporting usually has some unfiltered international news. Of course, it disappears by 6am and the 'regular' news kicks in, but the farm reports times are the only 'news' I can tolerate.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:44 PM (MIKMs)

341 Also, somewhat related to that, in 2021 I spent a fair amount of time wondering which wars and revolutions would come out of Covid. Historically speaking, nothing catalyzes that sort of thing like the hegemonic institutions getting paralyzed by domestic crises of their own making.

I guess now we're starting to get some answers. But don't worry, there will be more.

Posted by: CppThis at June 26, 2022 01:45 PM (UewuT)

342 True. Big budget thing. And it worked.
We also had TAIR money (Total Army Involved in Recruiting) where we could underwrite the cost of getting real troops out to a school with some equipment. My best event (I commanded a recruiting company near Seattle) was a senior class party that had a MASH theme. We got a dustoff chopper from Ft Lewis to fly in with medics. The pilot was a woman, captain, and dropdead hawt! The following week we got six kids to come in and enlist.



Heh. Good use of assets there. I commanded a recruiting company too. Worst experience of my career.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 01:46 PM (1p+vd)

343 Honestly, I think the one thing that most convinced me to join was Apocalypse Now.

Not exactly a pro-military film, but I was in weird place at the time.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:40 PM (47mFt)
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I took my physical at the height of Viet Nam. 200 guys in shorts and 80% were draftees. Nasty.
I had two brothers come back from Nam and threatened to kick my ass if I enlisted. Get the ROTC scholarship instead. I did. Worked out well.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:47 PM (anj39)

344 Uh-oh, Ghislaine put on suicide watch.

Posted by: davidt at June 26, 2022 01:47 PM (oTZbj)

345
All these people thinking Antifa is going to be 'drafted' into the military have to think how that would actually work.

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It'll work, and ruthlessly. Their current leadership will be eliminated, and they'll be absorbed into regular units and broken to the saddle. The Wehrmacht was able to absorb an SA force several times its own size in this way, and they weren't appreciably different than Antifa's stock - middle-class college-educated Monster Babies, pimps, dope dealers, and assorted other common street trash.

This can and will happen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:48 PM (IXpV7)

346
It'll work, and ruthlessly. Their current leadership will be eliminated, and they'll be absorbed into regular units and broken to the saddle. The Wehrmacht was able to absorb an SA force several times its own size in this way,

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:48 PM (IXpV7)
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Dude, do NOT compare German men from 1930 with the soylings of today. Just don't. Please. I can only laugh so hard.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:49 PM (llXky)

347 Heh. Good use of assets there. I commanded a recruiting company too. Worst experience of my career.
Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 01:46 PM (1p+vd)

That particular station was outstanding. Got 60% DOD take for two years. I had the east side of Seattle. Where were you? And yeah, it could be a career killer.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:50 PM (anj39)

348 Nancypants now claims she shoved the little girl cuz the little girl called her a lying cunt
Posted by: REDACTED

She's got a point. You let truth get its nose under the tent, next thing you know, you'll be living with it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 26, 2022 01:50 PM (FVME7)

349 321 The Chinese are just letting the muzzies do the dirty work in Africa before they move in.

Belt and Road thing.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 26, 2022 01:34 PM (ufFY


Darkly amusing considering what China does to muzzies in the end. But nobody said the local yokels were smart...

Posted by: CppThis at June 26, 2022 01:50 PM (UewuT)

350 I used to think military would be a good career. Put in 20 years, retire at 40ish. Full pension and health care for the next 25 years during a second career.

But even with that, not worth it to fight oligarch wars for people who hate yiu.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (LyqJg)

351 It'll work, and ruthlessly. Their current leadership will be eliminated, and they'll be absorbed into regular units and broken to the saddle. The Wehrmacht was able to absorb an SA force several times its own size in this way, and they weren't appreciably different than Antifa's stock - middle-class college-educated Monster Babies, pimps, dope dealers, and assorted other common street trash.

This can and will happen.



If I'm not mistaken weren't they the same miscreant criminal who comprised much of the Einsatzgruppen who committed many atrocities on the Eastern Front?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:48 PM (IXpV7)

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (1p+vd)

352 > Uh-oh, Ghislaine put on suicide watch.
___________

Who get's to watch her "suicide herself?"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (BFigT)

353 A typical platoon of 40 soldiers graduating from Basic will not be all that different than picking 40 freshmen from a junior college.
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However, the consequences of flunking out of junior college are substantively different.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (MIKMs)

354 I'm no Audie Murphy, but I was in Bill Clinton's Army during its absolute nadir and I know what of I speak when I say that there are people that cannot be made into soldiers.

At least back then, no one had grown up on smart phones, but I'm telling you the kind of loons that we are dealing with will literally fall to the parade ground and cry for hours. You just can't work with them.

The late 90s types were fearlessly inventive in their ways to get out. The stories I could tell you of these babies. Having entire platoons of these simps???

Not gonna work. Morning roll-call will take an hour as they argue over pronouns.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:53 PM (llXky)

355
Another case in point: When the Soviets went on their insane rampage to enforce collectivization, they were unsurprisingly unable to find enough psycho-killers in the Army to do the job.

So they took recently college-educated, ideological Communists, promised them all the blood they could drink, slapped blue caps on them, and sent them out to the countryside.

Done and done.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:53 PM (IXpV7)

356 However, the consequences of flunking out of junior college are substantively different.
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (MIKMs)


True.
But then they can always go into the military.
:-)

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:53 PM (anj39)

357 Insometimes hear about

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:54 PM (LyqJg)

358
If I'm not mistaken weren't they the same miscreant criminal who comprised much of the Einsatzgruppen who committed many atrocities on the Eastern Front?

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Similar, but recruited out of the army and the police at a later date. Same people though. It doesn't take a good soldier to liquidate civilians.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:54 PM (IXpV7)

359 357 continued

Officers getting “fired”. How does that work? Are they literally fired from the military and unemployed? Cuz I thought one of the benefits of it was job security.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 01:55 PM (LyqJg)

360 I'm just glad I'm no longer in, and that I do not have to deal with training this current generation.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:55 PM (/+S6w)

361 Another case in point: When the Soviets went on their insane rampage to enforce collectivization, they were unsurprisingly unable to find enough psycho-killers in the Army to do the job.

So they took recently college-educated, ideological Communists, promised them all the blood they could drink, slapped blue caps on them, and sent them out to the countryside.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 26, 2022 01:53 PM (IXpV7)
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LOL, you are comparing today's youth to men from RUSSIA?! Llike who survived the Civil War and intense privation??

Give me a break already.

These kids are so fragile that they will literally try to kill themselves to get out. You get that, don't you? The suicide rate for junior Es is already off the charts. You think Soviet discipline is going to solve that?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:56 PM (llXky)

362 However, the consequences of flunking out of junior college are substantively different.
Posted by: mustbequantum at June 26, 2022 01:51 PM (MIKMs)

You have to REALLY mess up to get a Dishonorable Discharge. Most of the washouts just go home, as if the little experience of being in the military never happened.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (47mFt)

363
I took my physical at the height of Viet Nam. 200 guys in shorts and 80% were draftees. Nasty.
I had two brothers come back from Nam and threatened to kick my ass if I enlisted. Get the ROTC scholarship instead. I did. Worked out well.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:47 PM (anj39

It's kind of strange, but so many males my age that weren't drafted or recruited during the Vietnam era have told me they wished that they had gone into the military. Maybe it's guilt. I don't know. But many have said they envy me for my experience.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (Qhnrt)

364 Uh-oh, Ghislaine put on suicide watch.
Posted by: davidt at June 26, 2022 01:47 PM (oTZbj)

Translation--watch Gis "Kill" herself

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (mR6Gs)

365 That particular station was outstanding. Got 60% DOD take for two years. I had the east side of Seattle. Where were you? And yeah, it could be a career killer.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 01:50 PM (anj39)



I was in a rural part of Illinois. Got more than my share of high school seniors but kept getting my ass kicked in GMA's. There was no real job base to hold the kids there after graduation (either farming or work at the local Burger King) and they moved to the big city. When the seeds my recruiters had planted finally sprouted, after they realized they weren't going to become a CEO after a couple of years, they went to the local big city recruiter as a walk-in, who then got the contract. And my guys got fucked. Like I said, it sucked.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (1p+vd)

366
Not gonna work. Morning roll-call will take an hour as they argue over pronouns.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:53 PM (llXky)

_________

Urban street gangs are more likely material if they shoot a few to encourage the others. I don't think we'd have much trouble ginning up a Direlewanger Brigade or 10 in the US.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (/U27+)

367 I'm just glad I'm no longer in, and that I do not have to deal with training this current generation.

What a nightmare.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (Xrfse)

368 You have to REALLY mess up to get a Dishonorable Discharge.
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You also have to be court-martialed.

Most separations are administrative.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:58 PM (/+S6w)

369 It's kind of strange, but so many males my age that weren't drafted or recruited during the Vietnam era have told me they wished that they had gone into the military. Maybe it's guilt. I don't know. But many have said they envy me for my experience.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (Qhnrt)

It's always easy to wish you "had gone to war" when you are past the age when they would even want you.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 01:58 PM (mR6Gs)

370 They ignore African countries for the same reason they ignored Rwanda and Somalia while going nuts over Yugoslavia in he 90s. For the same reason they ignore inner city dead kids but talk about white school shootings for years.

But they did obsess over one African country - South Africa, run by whites. You see, whites should act civilized.

Liberals think of blacks as a lesser race. They expect them to kill one another like animals kill one another. They have higher expectations of whites.

Posted by: 29Victor at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (BJKQV)

371 Seriously, the article Ace linked last week about all the non-profits being crippled by their woke employees is what would happen if Antifa was drafted into service.

It's already happening now - we're going to pull people out of combat units and make them sensitivity trainers.

You guys who think there's some sort of Commie George Patton cadre lurking within the military that will bring order out of chaos are not paying attention to systemic dysfunction.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (llXky)

372 I got enough skin scattered around in the military and keep close enough contact to say that what you're describing as bad is true but we have an NCO organization without peer in any military.

Trust me, they're aware, and ARE coping. That's all I will say, so don't give up hope quite yet.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (KATBx)

373 USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts discovered and it's the deepest shipwreck ever found.

https://bit.ly/3A6wrpl

It's funny. I was just thinking about the Battle Off Samar this morning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer Of Our Discontent! at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (FVME7)

374 Dude, do NOT compare German men from 1930 with the soylings of today. Just don't. Please. I can only laugh so hard.

Why ? Not enough politically motivated homosexuals willing to be taught violence in today's populace ? Not enough able bodied men of all ages that, nevertheless, will settle for watching a proxy war over ideology and obey the winner ?

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (rXn4d)

375 It's always easy to wish you "had gone to war" when you are past the age when they would even want you.
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This^

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 02:00 PM (/+S6w)

376 I'm just glad I'm no longer in, and that I do not have to deal with training this current generation.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:55 PM (/+S6w)
***

It's a challenge. Not just the typical soldier skills, but how do you change an entire army thats done nothing but kicking down doors in Afghanistan for 20 years? Teaching officers and senior NCOs with 15 years in, and who have never done it, to plan and fight a reinforced mech battalion in the attack?
Not easy.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 26, 2022 02:00 PM (anj39)

377 A lot of Latinos with their macho culture make fine soldiers --so I'm told--and our next war will dip into that vast pool.

But they better hurry, because they are rapidly turning into chubby soy boys

Posted by: JoeF. at June 26, 2022 02:00 PM (mR6Gs)

378 368 You have to REALLY mess up to get a Dishonorable Discharge.
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this is BS

I have one every day

Posted by: Brand at June 26, 2022 02:00 PM (us2H3)

379 Word police nood

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at June 26, 2022 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

380 Urban street gangs are more likely material if they shoot a few to encourage the others. I don't think we'd have much trouble ginning up a Direlewanger Brigade or 10 in the US.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 26, 2022 01:57 PM (/U27+)
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They'll be too busy selling guns out of the arms room and moving drugs.

Again, all you guys are assuming there is some sort of "cadre in waiting" that will whip these guys into shape.

No. Those people are leaving and they are being replaced by idiots. There is no "reserve army of butt-kicking trainers" out there.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 02:01 PM (llXky)

381 Maybe it's time for another Project 100,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2022 02:02 PM (63Dwl)

382 You have to REALLY mess up to get a Dishonorable Discharge.
___

You also have to be court-martialed.

Most separations are administrative.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 26, 2022 01:58 PM (/+S6w)

I knew a guy who had been in Reserves for about 24 years. Was an E4. After 9/11, and all the talk about units being called up to active duty, they quietly let him leave. They were willing to let him linger all that time, but as soon as things started to get serious, and there was talk of deployment, they were like "yeah, you gotta go, guy."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 26, 2022 02:02 PM (47mFt)

383 You guys who think there's some sort of Commie George Patton cadre lurking within the military that will bring order out of chaos are not paying attention to systemic dysfunction.

I got enough skin scattered around in the military and keep close enough contact to say that what you're describing as bad is true but we have an NCO organization without peer in any military.

Steiner is gone. No, no, Steiner will come !!!

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 26, 2022 02:03 PM (rXn4d)

384 I don't wish I had gone to war. I'm damned glad I never had to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 26, 2022 02:03 PM (llsW/)

385 Can't imagine these twerps doing anything but crapping on the parade ground
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at June 26, 2022 01:42 PM


Those white rocks don't make themselves.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 26, 2022 02:04 PM (a3Q+t)

386 Dude, do NOT compare German men from 1930 with the soylings of today. Just don't. Please. I can only laugh so hard.



Go to any college campus. Pick 100 random males. Give them truth serum. Ask them would you kill your political enemies with guarantee of not facing any criminal consequences . Id bets 90 would not just say yes but hell yes!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 26, 2022 02:05 PM (LyqJg)

387 I got enough skin scattered around in the military and keep close enough contact to say that what you're describing as bad is true but we have an NCO organization without peer in any military.

Trust me, they're aware, and ARE coping. That's all I will say, so don't give up hope quite yet.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 26, 2022 01:59 PM (KATBx)



Our flag officers are a lost cause but I do put my faith in the NCO corps (and also the officers at company grade). I do not think they will follow orders to be used against patriots. At that point I hope they will turn on their officers, if given unlawful orders. I loved my NCO's. They were the backbone of the Army. And hopefully still are.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at June 26, 2022 02:06 PM (1p+vd)

388 I don't wish I had gone to war. I'm damned glad I never had to.

I enlisted in '90. Out in '96. Was willing to go back after 9/11, briefly. Until "W" made it clear we wouldn't go to war.

Posted by: Here We Go Again at June 26, 2022 02:06 PM (rXn4d)

389
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 26, 2022 02:02 PM (63Dwl)

_________

Another great McNamara initiative. He got his MBA from HBS, so you know any of his ideas would be catastrophic.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 26, 2022 02:08 PM (/U27+)

390 Urban street gangs are more likely material if they shoot a few to encourage the others.

That might work for black street gangs, but I can't imagine the cartels are going to tolerate their minions getting poached.

Posted by: Methos at June 26, 2022 02:09 PM (kOpft)

391 For a “smart military blog” this site sure seems to have a habit of posting obvious USA/UK anti-Russian propaganda. The latest being the UK Daily Star article about the 67 year old, massively obese, Russian General being called to active duty.

What would be educational is if this “smart military blog” posted similar anti-American propaganda pieces from around the world, like the American all-Drag Queen brigade going through basic training.

Posted by: Just a big dummy at June 26, 2022 02:13 PM (U2W4Y)

392 I don't think those numbers your reporters are passing around could survive an audit.

Posted by: Art Deco at June 26, 2022 02:31 PM (1BrBu)

393 Yup, and as Joe Biden wouldn't put it, black people don't have health insurance, like normal people do.
Posted by: BurtTC

Well, except your clean and articulate ones, anyway.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at June 26, 2022 02:48 PM (M9XmQ)

394 I can tell you why the thoroughly feminized communist left in America is in thrall to Islam:
Islamic men act like men, while feminized liberal Western males act like pussy-whipped little boys.
Feminists (despite their disingenuous declarations to the contrary), as do all women, want men, not pussies.

FJB

Posted by: jbspry at June 26, 2022 06:48 PM (ATe9j)

395 Why not a Cypriot flag? Turkey invaded northern Cyprus in 1974, ethnically cleansed the north of ethnic Greeks and replaced them with Anatolian Turks. This occupation has been ongoing for 48 years, yet no-one seems to care; certainly not the European Union that Cyprus belongs to, unlike the Ukraine.

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