Mid-Morning Art Thread

Delacroix Crusaders.jpg

The Crusaders' Entry Into Constantinople, 12th April 1204
Eugene Delacroix

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Nice cheery painting this morning!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (hOUT3)

3 Istanbul. Constantinople.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

4 Wowsa. That's a lotta sacking and pillaging.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (U0/BL)

5 Darn you Sponge!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (hOUT3)

6 Any of youse guys seen my contact?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (qoGsy)

7 These dudes got nothing on the J6 Brigade!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (BRHaw)

8 Deus vult!

Posted by: Fox2! at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (WhP3q)

9 Darn you Sponge!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (hOUT3)



Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

10 Interesting. There's A LOT of history surrounding Constantinople, particularly between the Christians and Muslims warring over it for centuries...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 09:32 AM (YIVH2)

11 Ooooh, I hate these guys…

Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:32 AM (D7Wd9)

12 There's a lot going on in this one.

Posted by: Tuna at January 24, 2023 09:32 AM (gLRfa)

13 So. . . it wasn't a turnkey entry?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2023 09:32 AM (mqu1M)

14 The horse looks concerned.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:32 AM (NpAcC)

15 Git out da way!

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 09:33 AM (AwYPR)

16 Istanbul. Constantinople.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM


*narrows eyes*

Don't get me started.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2023 09:33 AM (Wnv9h)

17 "There's some good raping over here, Siegbert!"

"Remember men: always pillage and rape BEFORE you burn. It doesn't work as well in any other order."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:33 AM (bW8dp)

18 I like this.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:33 AM (NpAcC)

19 As I understand it, the Crusader troops were tired of travel and basically said "Why should we go any further to fight heretics when there are plenty of them right here?"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (bW8dp)

20 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.

Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (D7Wd9)

21 Puttin' ON Ritz!

Posted by: frankenstein's monster at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (Vwz3I)

22 After all the pillaging, the Crusaders were quiet bosperos.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (w9Wax)

23 Looks like the old dude is begging them to stop as he's getting his roadside hummer. Those opportunities don't come around too often.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

24 What in the hell did that guy just whisper to that horse?!?!

"DUDE!?!? what the hell, man? Just, no, bro. No. What is wrong with you?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (9UlRk)

25 Misery loves Constantinople.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (Q4IgG)

26 Masterful painting though the subject is unpleasant.

Posted by: Tuna at January 24, 2023 09:35 AM (gLRfa)

27 Artistic mayhem.

Posted by: Ziba at January 24, 2023 09:35 AM (4h9M3)

28 > Istanbul. Constantinople.

Byzantium.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:35 AM (bW8dp)

29 I like, would hang in a heartbeat

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 09:35 AM (Gf252)

30 Is this the first or second Crusade?

Posted by: dantesed at January 24, 2023 09:35 AM (88xKn)

31 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.
Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (D7Wd9)



AND invented Dogecoin!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

32 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.
Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (D7Wd9)
---
They don't make leaders like they used to...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (YIVH2)

33 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.
Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus

Do NOT piss off an old man!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (qoGsy)

34 But a slight setback sadly for Islam

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (Gf252)

35 At least they didn't call it Mohammedburg.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (8GeFp)

36 CBD, you have chosen......


Wisely.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (w9Wax)

37 This never would’ve happened if I’d still been on the throne.

Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (D7Wd9)

38 I know that this really isn't the best type of art to showcase on this thread, but I really enjoy this sort of art. There is so much going on, and so much historical background that it is a pleasure to see in a museum.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (XIJ/X)

39 Pretty crappy rendering of the armour etc.

Would not hang, unlike his Napoleonic works.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (Vwz3I)

40 I thought they could only bang two coconuts together? ACTUAL horses?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

41 > Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo

"I'll teach those uppity Greeks to call themselves Romans!"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (bW8dp)

42 Istanbul. Constantinople. Byzantium.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

*******

DIRE STRAITS - a limerick

I once bought a Byzantine rhinoceros
And as you know pachyderms are preposterous
While shipping him through
To a Crimean zoo
He got stuck in the midst of the Bosporus

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (ykeLU)

43 Got their Sunday helmets on.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (AwYPR)

44 Istanbul. Constantinople.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)


That's nobody's business but ours, friendo.

Posted by: the Turks at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (h5TKJ)

45 Which one is the real Caped Crusader?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (U2p+3)

46 30 4th Crusade

Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (D7Wd9)

47
Islamaphobic?

Posted by: Auspex at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (j4U/Z)

48 A lot of women being slaughtered. Why?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (NpAcC)

49 Looks like a Number 6 Dance.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (4KlMk)

50 ---
They don't make leaders like they used to...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (YIVH2)



It was the downfall of society when leadership learned the ways of bureaucracy.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

51 Where's Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea, and Cliff Barrow?

Posted by: Bobby Baptist at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (8ocB+)

52 After all the pillaging, the Crusaders were quiet bosperos.
--------------
And they were all strait.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (Vwz3I)

53 Red Skelton in the background?

Posted by: Eromero at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (z3WCn)

54
*******

DIRE STRAITS - a limerick

I once bought a Byzantine rhinoceros
And as you know pachyderms are preposterous
While shipping him through
To a Crimean zoo
He got stuck in the midst of the Bosporus
Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (ykeLU)



Never heard that one. Must've been a 'B' side.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

55 > But a slight setback sadly for Islam

Nah, they didn't even make it to the Muzzie regions.

Constantinople was completely Christian at the time.

But the wrong kind of Christian, which has often been worse than being total infidel.

See also: Northern Ireland, the Huguenots, the Thirty Years' War...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (bW8dp)

56 OK, going back to plain ol’ Bulgaroctonus.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (D7Wd9)

57 A lot of women being slaughtered. Why?
Posted by: redridinghood

"Oh no you don't! Wipe your feet when you enter our fair cit-"

SLASH!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (qoGsy)

58 "Hey? Where the hell are all the Asia Minors i was promised?"

-Doge Biden

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (9UlRk)

59 There's a good history of the Fourth Crusade by Jonathan Phillips. What a shit show.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (KFhLj)

60 I don't think the Crusaders "captured" Constantinople. I think the Byzantines invited them to enter their territory to march on to Jerusalem. But, if you spent your life fighting your neighbors over local villages and pig sties, that shining city on the Bosporus could certainly make your sword hand itchy.

Posted by: mrp at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (rj6Yv)

61

Great sculpture!

Posted by: John Fetterman at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (vwCZJ)

62 I know that this really isn't the best type of art to showcase on this thread,

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (XIJ/X)



Really. When has that ever stopped you before...

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

63 At some point seeing them approach... maybe just hang a welcome banner.. have a nice banquet prepared...

Posted by: Iafratetrain at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (RMtE9)

64 So, I hear Constantinople was great in the sack.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (D7Wd9)

65 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.
Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (D7Wd9)
=============
Did not know this. His presence there makes for a better, more specific, explanation of why all the looted artifacts from Constantinople in St. Marks (square and cathedral, both) are so central to Venetian pride.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (U0/BL)

66 Delacroix brings a scene to life with his paintings. So much color and movement and so effectively done. Even if the scene is horrific, like today's, it is always interesting and captivating for the viewer.

I remember, fondly, the big color panels in the Sunday 'Prince Valiant" comics. I winder if Eugene Delacroix was an influence on Hal Foster.

Posted by: JTB at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (7EjX1)

67
SLASH!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (qoGsy)



Slash is in the painting? Where?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

68 > But, if you spent your life fighting your neighbors over local villages and pig sties, that shining city on the Bosporus could certainly make your sword hand itchy.

Yes, it was chock full of burnable houses, lootable churches, and rapeable women.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:41 AM (bW8dp)

69 They don't make leaders like they used to...
--------------------
Hey, fat. Let's go out back and settle this.

Posted by: zombie Enrico Dandolo at January 24, 2023 09:41 AM (Vwz3I)

70 > Slash is in the painting? Where?

Welcome to the jungle, baby!

Posted by: Slash at January 24, 2023 09:41 AM (bW8dp)

71 "This doesn't look like Jerusalem"
"Close enough"

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at January 24, 2023 09:41 AM (TNyrE)

72 That's a hell of a painting. Really worth embiggening.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2023 09:42 AM (t0OGg)

73 >>After all the pillaging, the Crusaders were quiet bosperos.
--------------
And they were all strait.


Syrias-ly!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2023 09:42 AM (mqu1M)

74 "Oh no you don't! Wipe your feet when you enter our fair cit-"

SLASH!
Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:39 AM (qoGsy)
******
They could have at least tried spanking them before they went to that extreme.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:42 AM (NpAcC)

75 41 It was a newromesis of the Greeks.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:42 AM (D7Wd9)

76 Bring back cruising.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at January 24, 2023 09:43 AM (3Or4S)

77 Maybe it was a different sacking [and/or somewhere else] but I thought there was a dispute over pay involved too?

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (Vwz3I)

78 I know that this really isn't the best type of art to showcase on this thread,

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (XIJ/X)


Really. When has that ever stopped you before...
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:40
******
So now you have principles?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (NpAcC)

79 Maybe it was a different sacking [and/or somewhere else] but I thought there was a dispute over pay involved too?
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (Vwz3I)

That's all of them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (9UlRk)

80
If you ever want to learn about a savage attack on Turks, read about the siege and assault on Ochakov by my main man Grigory Potemkin. Bloodbath. Looting on a massive scale. The whole Russian magilla.

It also more-or-less cemented Russian control of Ukraine, which we're obviously still wrangling with today.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (oINRc)

81 There is a lot going on in this painting. And that's an understatement!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (J2vNu)

82 Maybe it was a different sacking [and/or somewhere else] but I thought there was a dispute over pay involved too?
Posted by: andycanuck

What the hell are all these FICA deductions?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (qoGsy)

83 >>>After all the pillaging, the Crusaders were quiet bosperos.

Yeah, went a little crazy after the constant nope-ing!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (mqu1M)

84 IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

Posted by: Four Feet Of Steel at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (sOzH/)

85 ******
So now you have principles?
Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (NpAcC)



I know he spent a lot of time in the principal's office......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

86 77 Andy, there was a lot going on. Pay was a factor. And with that rich city right there…

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (D7Wd9)

87 Alright!

Posted by: Vaughn, McMahon, Barbarino, Vance... at January 24, 2023 09:46 AM (9UlRk)

88 CBD,
I wasn't available to comment during yesterday's art thread but looked at it later. Major thanks for using a Julie Hart Beers painting. I wasn't aware of her work but looked them up. She was an amazing artist. Her landscapes are not usually huge vistas of overpowering nature. They are smaller and intimate, something you might see on a walk in a (perfect) world. Enlarging the images let's you see how she applied the paint which is an education in its own way.

Posted by: JTB at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (7EjX1)

89 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (U2p+3)

90 IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
Posted by: Four Feet Of Steel at January 24, 2023


***
Vince Pawned His Signet Ring (?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (J2vNu)

91 After all the pillaging, the Crusaders were quiet bosperos.

Strait up!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (S9ywO)

92 ....are so central to Venetian pride.

There's only one person proven to be from Venus-Omnec Onec-who came to Earth around 1957, having taken the place of a young girl who was killed in a car accident. She wrote a book-From Venus I Came. She settled in New Mexico and has been advocating for intergalactic love and understanding since.

Posted by: Emily Litella at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (8ocB+)

93 > IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
Posted by: Four Feet Of Steel at January 24, 2023 09:45 AM (sOzH/)

Translation: "In order to pay the rent for his business, Vince had to pawn the sign."

Posted by: Slash at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (bW8dp)

94 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023


***
Whoa! We don't know each other well enough for that!

Posted by: Dagny, Wolfus's Girl Kitten at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (J2vNu)

95 I thought there was a dispute over pay involved too?

The crusaders were deeply in hock to their financiers, the Venetians, who steered the operation to Constantinople, more or less.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (KFhLj)

96 You ever make a cuppa tea then have 2 sips and say yuck!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (BRHaw)

97 The Latin invasion of Constantinople was one of the worst mistakes Christendom made.

It wasn't the final blow to a Christian Asia Minor/Levant but it made is very unlikely.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (lc5cP)

98 Pay was a factor.
--------------
That's why free men are better than mercenaries but does anyone ever listen to me?? Noooo!

Posted by: zombie Machiavelli at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (Vwz3I)

99 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.

*******

Behead 'Em Up, Move 'Em Out - a limerick

Enrico was a bitter old fogey
(Portrayed in the movies by Bogey)
When Constantinople fell
The Turks muttered, "What the Hell?"
"Can't we all just get along, little Dogie?"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (ykeLU)

100 Would definitely hang this.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (VwHCD)

101 "Where the white women at?"


would hang

Posted by: DB at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (geLO8)

102 > It wasn't the final blow to a Christian Asia Minor/Levant but it made is very unlikely.

It didn't help that the Eastern Emperors were a bunch of inbred waterheads by that stage.

Posted by: Slash at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (bW8dp)

103 Delacroix. Crusaders. I get it!

Lots to look at in this painting. You'd have to go over it section by section in the museum.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (CaJIi)

104 The crusaders were deeply in hock to their financiers, the Venetians, who steered the operation to Constantinople, more or less.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (KFhLj)


SO,
10% to the big guy has been a "thing" for some time?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (hOUT3)

105 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (U2p+3)

I did..now I'm looking for the first-aid kit.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (AwYPR)

106 Fun fact: The names “Bosporus” and “Oxford” mean the same thing.

“Cattle passage”

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (D7Wd9)

107 This is the "second" entrance, after the emperor who had hired them to regain his throne had been murdered and the new emperor refused to pay them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (eYoxG)

108 Slash is in the painting? Where?
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)


He didn't make it. He was on the Night Train. With Mr. Brownstone.

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (ChAEn)

109
It didn't help that the Eastern Emperors were a bunch of inbred waterheads by that stage.

Posted by: Slash at January 24, 2023 09:49 AM (bW8dp)



This sounds familiar.

Posted by: John Fetterman at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

110 Priscilla Presley @Cilla_Presley · 10h
Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

111
He didn't make it. He was on the Night Train. With Mr. Brownstone.
Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (ChAEn)


In the cold November rain.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

112 One guy has a winged helmet- you know things are gonna get real if there are winged helmets

Posted by: DB at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (geLO8)

113
SO,
10% to the big guy has been a "thing" for some time?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (hOUT3)

Lol
Nothing new under the sun!

Posted by: Moki at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (JrN/x)

114 > He didn't make it. He was on the Night Train. With Mr. Brownstone.

Someone told me that Anatolia was where all the good opium comes from.

Posted by: Slash at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (bW8dp)

115 110 Priscilla Presley @Cilla_Presley · 10h
Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (Vwz3I)

========

How many leftists who scream about "thoughts and prayers" at opportune times sent her "thoughts and prayers"?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

116 If you ever want to learn about a savage attack on Turks, read about the siege and assault on Ochakov by my main man Grigory Potemkin. Bloodbath. Looting on a massive scale. The whole Russian magilla.

It also more-or-less cemented Russian control of Ukraine, which we're obviously still wrangling with today.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2023 09:44 AM (oINRc)

Just this morning I was reading about David IV of Georgia. Different era but similar issues. He took advantage of the Crusades to drive the Seljuks out of the Caucuses and unite the region. Interesting guy.

Posted by: Kris at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (OyyDO)

117 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

A little help over here!

Posted by: That Poor Raccoon Stuck To The Railroad Tracks at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (ptElO)

118 I don't think the Crusaders "captured" Constantinople. I think the Byzantines invited them to enter their territory to march on to Jerusalem

A dethroned Byzantine noble offered Venice and the Crusaders a ridiculous amount of wealth if they put him back on the throne.

Note: he didn't have the money, and even given the throne back he couldn't pay it.

So...they looted the city instead.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (lc5cP)

119 113 Lol
Nothing new under the sun!
Posted by: Moki at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (JrN/x)

========

"No, trains are brand new!"
-Joe Biden

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

120 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

Posted by: nurse ratched

I'm pretty far away from the West Coast but have at it Girlfriend!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (qoGsy)

121 > 10% to the big guy has been a "thing" for some time?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at January 24, 2023 09:50 AM (hOUT3)

The Roman Empire (East and West) was basically just a collection of Mafia families writ very, very large. "Nice country you have here. Shame if something happened to it."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 09:53 AM (bW8dp)

122
========

How many leftists who scream about "thoughts and prayers" at opportune times sent her "thoughts and prayers"?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 09:52 AM (LvTSG)



Not sure, but she didn't thank anyone for their prayers, so there's that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

123 95

The crusaders were deeply in hock to their financiers, the Venetians, who steered the operation to Constantinople, more or less.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 09:48 AM (KFhLj)

The Constantinople bit was driven more by the Byzantines.

1. An emperor lost his throne and hired the crusaders to get it back.
2. They put him back but the empire is strapped for cash so there's some delay from this as the reinstated try to raise funds.
3. The just reinstated get overthrown again while the crusaders are working on their behalf elsewhere
4. New emperor refuses to pay and so a siege begins and Constantinople is sacked.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 09:53 AM (eYoxG)

124 How many leftists who scream about "thoughts and prayers" at opportune times sent her "thoughts and prayers"?

I point out to them that if you actually cared about mass shootings you'd want to go back to the 50s, where the "right wing patriarchal" society didn't produce those type of events.

And then they block me.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 09:54 AM (lc5cP)

125 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 24, 2023 09:54 AM (T4tVD)

126 I point out to them that if you actually cared about mass shootings you'd want to go back to the 50s, where the "right wing patriarchal" society didn't produce those type of events.

And then they block me.
Posted by: 18-1

😳😳😳
Dayum.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 09:55 AM (4KlMk)

127
404 comment not found
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 09:30 AM (LvTSG)



This is called 'sacrificing the nood to own the cons.'

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:55 AM (Zz0t1)

128 I'm here to chew goat jerky and make the rape....and I'm all outta goat jerky.

Would Hang.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 24, 2023 09:55 AM (yEMHD)

129 At least they didn't call it Mohammedburg.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (8GeFp)


Allahville was in the running though.

As was Mohammlet.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (KLPy8)

130 A shit ton of detail in this. The enlarged version is intense.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (VwHCD)

131 I never would have guessed that pitties are such floozies for belly rubs....

Posted by: Vaughn, McMahon, Barbarino, Vance... at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (9UlRk)

132 Anybody got steri strips and some bactine?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (82ELq)

133 (Sock fail)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (9UlRk)

134 Anybody got steri strips and some bactine?
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (82ELq)



No, but I've got dirt and a hot piece of iron.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (Zz0t1)

135 All I see is spears , shields and some swords. No crossbows?

Posted by: dantesed at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (88xKn)

136 Anybody got steri strips and some bactine?
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (82ELq)


No, but I've got dirt and a hot piece of iron.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (Zz0t1)


I've got 2 turntables and a microphone

Posted by: Beck at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (ChAEn)

137 "The crusaders were deeply in hock to their financiers, the Venetians, who steered the operation to Constantinople, more or less."

Always the financiers who cause all the trouble... see House of Rothschild...

Posted by: Iafratetrain at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (RMtE9)

138 I have been to a pub carved into the side of a hill in Nottingham that was a meeting place for the Knights to get tanked up before the journey. Also to a place in York that had the same claim.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 09:58 AM (BRHaw)

139
I've got 2 turntables and a microphone
Posted by: Beck at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (ChAEn)



That's where it's at.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:58 AM (Zz0t1)

140 All I see is spears , shields and some swords. No crossbows?

Not a weapon a noble would use...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 09:58 AM (lc5cP)

141 A lot of the English knights ended up in Portugal

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 09:59 AM (lc5cP)

142 139
I've got 2 turntables and a microphone
Posted by: Beck at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (ChAEn)

========

Are you going to turn someone's head right round, right round?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 09:59 AM (LvTSG)

143 I have been to a pub carved into the side of a hill in Nottingham that was a meeting place for the Knights to get tanked up before the journey. Also to a place in York that had the same claim.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 09:58 AM (BRHaw)



Go watch Mike Rowe's episode of United States of Booze (I think that's the name) about Paul Revere's ride.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

144 I never would have guessed that pitties are such floozies for belly rubs....
Posted by: Vaughn, McMahon, Barbarino, Vance... at January 24, 2023


***
Actually I am too. It's about time for me to go into heat.

"Hel-lo, Sailor! Want a little company?"

Posted by: Dagny, Wolfus's Girl Kitten at January 24, 2023 09:59 AM (J2vNu)

145 Republicans against Trumpism RpsAgainstTrumpPleaseFuckOurWomenCucks ·13h
Should Donald Trump be barred from ever running for any public office again?

YES or NO?

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (Vwz3I)

146 I want
Your looooooooooooooooove

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (U2p+3)

147 Go watch Mike Rowe's episode of United States of Booze (I think that's the name) about Paul Revere's ride.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

Lemme guess.... the phrase "pantsless and backwards" makes a showing?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (9UlRk)

148 RpsAgainstTrumpPleaseFuckOurWomenCucks



LMMFAO

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (Zz0t1)

149 He didn't make it. He was on the Night Train. With Mr. Brownstone.
Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 09:51 AM (ChAEn)


A great video I found last night: Appetite for Destruction, but if each song was a different band. They're all good, but Oasis doing Mr. Brownstone is particularly funny. And this being the AoSHQ, Motorhead's It's So Easy is great too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJIohE7W_gU

Posted by: The Paolo at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (ZGrMX)

150 Plus, the Crusaders had Vennice diagrams.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (D7Wd9)

151 A lot of the English knights ended up in Portugal
---------------
Knights in white satin.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (Vwz3I)

152 I want
Your looooooooooooooooove
Posted by: nurse ratched


$20. Same as in town.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (4KlMk)

153
Lemme guess.... the phrase "pantsless and backwards" makes a showing?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (9UlRk)



Maybe.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

154 The Constantinople bit was driven more by the Byzantines.

But the reason the offer to become involved in Byzantine politics was appealing in the first place is because part of what was offered in payment was payment of the Venetian debt (sack of a previous city should have resolved that but, unsurprisingly, the crusaders and Venetians didn't see eye to eye about that).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 10:01 AM (KFhLj)

155 All I see is spears , shields and some swords. No crossbows?

Not a weapon a noble would use...
Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023


***
CHARK!

"Kill 'em all. Let God sort 'em out."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at January 24, 2023 10:01 AM (J2vNu)

156 Or, How the French Destroyed Byzantium And Helped the Muzzies.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (TXFi7)

157 And off with the sock. Did anyone see that Hilaria Baldwin video Ace posted yesterday where her fake Spanish accent actually involved "how do you say?" like she's the Paolo or something?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (ZGrMX)

158 I have been to a pub carved into the side of a hill in Nottingham that was a meeting place for the Knights to get tanked up before the journey. Also to a place in York that had the same claim.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 09:58 AM (BRHaw)

Many great plans are laid while drunk.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (AwYPR)

159 Looks kinda insurrection-y.

Posted by: Just sayin' at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (DhOHl)

160 Music for today's art. No - not the obligatory song about Istanbul / Constantinople.

A song from The Church -- the title is a play on words regarding Constantinople.

https://youtu.be/LCU1-KjuS34

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (ChAEn)

161 "One shot if by land, two shots if by sea."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (9UlRk)

162 151 A lot of the English knights ended up in Portugal
-------------------
Portugal was the first nation state and started the Atlantic Slave trade to fill up its new frontier Brazil. They are totes white supremacists.

Posted by: Puddinhead at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (ifUkZ)

163 No crossbows?
-----------------
Yes, there should be Genoese mercs there too!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (Vwz3I)

164 Many great plans are laid while drunk.
Posted by: BignJames

The USMC at the Tun Tavern have entered the chat.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 24, 2023 10:03 AM (qoGsy)

165 Deus Vult.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 24, 2023 10:03 AM (K7FU5)

166 RpsAgainstTrumpPleaseFuckOurWomenCucks

The accumulated filth of all their betrayals and surrenders will foam up about their waists and all the lobbyists and politicians will look up and shout "Fuck our wives"... and I'll look down and whisper "No.”

Posted by: rorschach at January 24, 2023 10:03 AM (lc5cP)

167 Read about the siege and assault on Ochakov by my main man Grigory Potemkin.


It takes a village!

*Hic

Posted by: Edmund Fitzgerald Hillary at January 24, 2023 10:04 AM (w9Wax)

168 It's been about 1020 years, let's do it again!

Wait, the EU, US and the Vatican would just turn Istanbul into a tranny drag show circus, arguably worse than what they have now.

Nevermind.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (fs1hN)

169 It takes a child to raze a village.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (9UlRk)

170 Many great plans are laid while drunk.
Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (AwYPR)

Many great drunks are planning to get laid.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (BRHaw)

171 It also more-or-less cemented Russian control of Ukraine, which we're obviously still wrangling with today.

Russian civilization started there though - if not for the Mongols the capital of Russia likely would still be Kiev

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (lc5cP)

172 Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (9UlRk)

173 No comments on lack of math skills, please.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (fs1hN)

174 DIRE STRAITS - a limerick

I once bought a Byzantine rhinoceros
And as you know pachyderms are preposterous
While shipping him through
To a Crimean zoo
He got stuck in the midst of the Bosporus
Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 09:37 AM (ykeLU)
---------------
Nantucket not even mentioned? How is that possible?

Posted by: Billy Bob Clinton at January 24, 2023 10:06 AM (jnR7m)

175 No comments on lack of math skills, please.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (fs1hN)



There is to be no math on this blog, so it's fine.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

176 All I see is spears , shields and some swords. No crossbows?

Posted by: dantesed at January 24, 2023 09:57 AM (88xKn)

No light sabres either. Frigging primitives.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 24, 2023 10:06 AM (VwHCD)

177 Puppies Club @thepuppiesclub
Meet Fanny, the Bernese with a gene defect 🤩 Such an adorable cutie! ❤️ (fannyasfresh / IG)

https://tinyurl.com/48sznd3b

8 seconds

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:07 AM (Vwz3I)

178 Many great plans are laid while drunk.
Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:02 AM (AwYPR)

Many great drunks are planning to get laid.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:05 AM (BRHaw)



There are more old drunks than there are old doctors, so I think I'll go have another round.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)

179 Sorry, we could not calculate driving directions from "Home ( Ln)" to "İstanbul, Türkiye

well fuck it Ill just go to Pluckers down the road for lunch!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:07 AM (BRHaw)

180 How much for a plan to get laid?


20 Lira, same as in town.

Posted by: Just sayin' at January 24, 2023 10:08 AM (DhOHl)

181 Morning.

Colors are pretty muddy in this one.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:08 AM (1Yy3c)

182 Colors are pretty muddy in this one.
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:08 AM (1Yy3c)

Hey, you try riding a horse across a continent and see how bright your duds are at the end.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (9UlRk)

183 179 Yeah, we’re supposed to call it “Turkiye” now.

Eff that.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (D7Wd9)

184 Anybody got steri strips and some bactine?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (82ELq)

I got iodine scrub and some super glue

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (OgrpQ)

185 A great video I found last night: Appetite for Destruction, but if each song was a different band. They're all good, but Oasis doing Mr. Brownstone is particularly funny. And this being the AoSHQ, Motorhead's It's So Easy is great too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJIohE7W_gU
Posted by: The Paolo Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:00 AM (ZGrMX)


Wow, that was really good! Dude was spot on with all of those impressions!!

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (ChAEn)

186 This was the actual fall of Constantinople. The city was a mere shell when the Turks conquered it.

Posted by: David at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (u9peP)

187 And it was a tremendous loss for us.

Posted by: Limerick wannabe at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (DhOHl)

188 In about 30 years the Republic of Texas will be raising an Army and Funds to run the Mohammedans out Minnestotastan.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (BRHaw)

189 179 Yeah, we’re supposed to call it “Turkiye” now.

Eff that.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (D7Wd9)

Nation state ebonics

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (OgrpQ)

190 Eff that.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (D7Wd9)

"So it's still Turkey, Eh?"

"No, it's Türkiye!"

"That's what i just said, you hoser."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (9UlRk)

191 171 It also more-or-less cemented Russian control of Ukraine, which we're obviously still wrangling with today.

Russian civilization started there though - if not for the Mongols the capital of Russia likely would still be Kiev
---------------------
The word Rus comes from the Swedish Rooti which means oarsman. The first Viking settlement was Kiev. It was above what is known as the cataracts (falls) of Dnipro river.

Posted by: Puddinhead at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (ifUkZ)

192 Yeah, we’re supposed to call it “Turkiye” now.

Eff that.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (D7Wd9)

Nation state ebonics
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (OgrpQ)



KEEEV!!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

193 Mercurochrome for the win!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (Vwz3I)

194 If Oxford means "cow passage" that makes me rethink the utility of oxford low quarters.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at January 24, 2023 10:12 AM (8GeFp)

195 The word Rus comes from the Swedish Rooti which means oarsman. The first Viking settlement was Kiev.
---------------
Just like William the Bastard's roots.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:12 AM (Vwz3I)

196 Anybody got steri strips and some bactine?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (82ELq)

will Unguentine work? They burning literally cauterizes the wound.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:12 AM (BRHaw)

197 Allahville was in the running though.

As was Mohammlet.



********

You can't make a Mohammlet without breaking a few eggs.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:13 AM (ykeLU)

198 --------------------
The word Rus comes from the Swedish Rooti which means oarsman. The first Viking settlement was Kiev. It was above what is known as the cataracts (falls) of Dnipro river.
Posted by: Puddinhead at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (ifUkZ)

The Finnish word for Swedish is still Ruotsi.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)

199 186 This was the actual fall of Constantinople. The city was a mere shell when the Turks conquered it.
Posted by: David at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (u9peP)

The troop count wasn't really all that different between the two sieges. Given the difficulty and relative numbers, Constantinople must have been better fortified when the Turks took it.

Main issue with the Byzantine empire was it had fairly frequent civil wars and rebellions and was often fractured. And this was the case before the 4th Crusade, which got wrapped up in the latest such conflict.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:13 AM (eYoxG)

200 will Unguentine work? They burning literally cauterizes the wound.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:12 AM (BRHaw)

How's about a hot pepper foot bath?

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:14 AM (AwYPR)

201 Mercurochrome for the win!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (Vwz3I)


Mama don't take Mercurochrome,
Mama don't take Mercurochrome,
Mama don't take Mercurochrome away-ay-a-ay-ay!

Posted by: Paul Simon at January 24, 2023 10:14 AM (ChAEn)

202 20 One of the participants in the capture of Constantinople was the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandolo, who actively fought in combat despite being in his 90s at the time.
Posted by: Zombie Basil II Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 09:34 AM (D7Wd9)

********

Sounds a lot like me, with the battle I engage my tighty whities over who will dominate one another.

Posted by: Joe B. at January 24, 2023 10:14 AM (xxG/v)

203 Puppies Club @thepuppiesclub
Meet Fanny, the Bernese with a gene defect 🤩 Such an adorable cutie! ❤️ (fannyasfresh / IG)

https://tinyurl.com/48sznd3b


And future star of the -

Dog Version of "The Crow".

Posted by: naturalfake at January 24, 2023 10:14 AM (KLPy8)

204 The Finnish word for Swedish is still Ruotsi.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:13 AM (9UlRk)

They are all Icebacks to me!

I need to go read than rant again!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:15 AM (BRHaw)

205 If you have a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 24, 2023 10:15 AM (bkUtD)

206 192 Yeah, we’re supposed to call it “Turkiye” now.

Eff that.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:09 AM (D7Wd9)

Nation state ebonics
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (OgrpQ)


KEEEV!!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

I'm wondering when Germany gets "renamed" into Deutschland.

*Starts humming Deutschland Uber Alles*

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:16 AM (1Yy3c)

207 In about 30 years the Republic of Texas will be raising an Army and Funds to run the Mohammedans out Minnestotastan.
Posted by: rhennigantx


FTS.

(Fuck That Shit)

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:16 AM (4KlMk)

208 If you have a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 24, 2023 10:15 AM (bkUtD)

Her name is Medjool

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:16 AM (OgrpQ)

209 I'm wondering when Germany gets "renamed" into Deutschland.

*Starts humming Deutschland Uber Alles*
Posted by: Robert


Hitlerland.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (4KlMk)

210 Actually, the final Ottoman siege of C-town was a pretty near-run thing. It finally succeeded when some Turks happened to find an unlocked gate in the walls and gained entrance to the city.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (D7Wd9)

211 I'm wondering when Germany gets "renamed" into Deutschland.

*Starts humming Deutschland Uber Alles*
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:16 AM (1Yy3c)

Doucheland refers to most of the Upper Atlantic coast.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (BRHaw)

212 Hitlerland.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (4KlMk)

Doucheland.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (AwYPR)

213 Hitlerland.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (4KlMk)

Free mustache rides

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (OgrpQ)

214 Pillaging, rape, looting, and rape.

Posted by: Burning at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (s2na+)

215 Looks like there was some debauchery going on there.

Posted by: m at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (v0TzN)

216 >>>Her name is Medjool
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death


Mint Julep would have been better.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (bkUtD)

217 It takes a child to raze a village.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

********

Heh! Noice!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (ykeLU)

218 Doucheland refers to most of the Upper Atlantic coast.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (BRHaw)

212 Hitlerland.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (4KlMk)

Doucheland.
Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (AwYPR)

HA

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (BRHaw)

219 210 Actually, the final Ottoman siege of C-town was a pretty near-run thing. It finally succeeded when some Turks happened to find an unlocked gate in the walls and gained entrance to the city.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (D7Wd9)

And whereas this siege took a few days from beginning to end, the Ottoman one took a little under two months despite having an army five times the size.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:19 AM (eYoxG)

220 Why did Constantinople get the works?

Posted by: I'm not a Turk but I want to know at January 24, 2023 10:19 AM (s2na+)

221 Why did Constantinople get the works?
Posted by: I'm not a Turk but I want to know at January 24, 2023 10:19 AM (s2na+)



Because their car was REALLY dirty?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

222 Pillaging, rape, looting, and rape.
Posted by: Burning at January 24, 2023 10:18 AM (s2na+)

You said rape twice.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:20 AM (1Yy3c)

223 Actually, the final Ottoman siege of C-town was a pretty near-run thing. It finally succeeded when some Turks happened to find an unlocked gate in the walls and gained entrance to the city.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (D7Wd9)

The inhabitants must have been too distracted by the enemy blasting a great big hole in the Theodosian walls to notice.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:20 AM (9UlRk)

224 According to emails uncovered from the “Laptop from Hell,” Hunter Biden sent his business partner Devon Archer a very detailed email on Ukraine on April 13, 2014 – just one week before Joe Biden visited Ukraine to meet with then-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

A curiously well-informed email about Ukraine, Russia and the UK on Hunter Biden’s laptop is a thread that links the President’s classified documents scandal to the Delaware federal investigation into his son’s foreign business dealings.

WELL DUH!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:20 AM (BRHaw)

225 Why did Constantinople get the works?
Posted by: I'm not a Turk but I want to know at January 24, 2023 10:19 AM (s2na+)

That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (1Yy3c)

226 38 I know that this really isn't the best type of art to showcase on this thread
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (XIJ/X)

I'm not clear on why?

Posted by: m at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (v0TzN)

227 Mercurochrome for the win!
Posted by: andycanuck


Monkeyblood FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (4KlMk)

228 Speaking of Constantinople, if anyone is interested...

Some scientists and techies got together, did some science-y and engineering stuff and recreated how religious music might have sounded in the Hagia Sophia. This album is spectacular. Give it a listen. First track here: https://youtu.be/-VrJ8XOwJzw

Posted by: Kris at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (OyyDO)

229 219 Yep. Those walls were something else.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (D7Wd9)

230 But Trump said pussy!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 10:22 AM (aiBxL)

231 According to emails uncovered from the “Laptop from Hell,” Hunter Biden sent his business partner Devon Archer a very detailed email on Ukraine on April 13, 2014 – just one week before Joe Biden visited Ukraine to meet with then-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

A curiously well-informed email about Ukraine, Russia and the UK on Hunter Biden’s laptop is a thread that links the President’s classified documents scandal to the Delaware federal investigation into his son’s foreign business dealings.

WELL DUH!
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:20 AM (BRHaw)


Well, son of a bitch!

Posted by: The Big Guy at January 24, 2023 10:22 AM (ChAEn)

232 Hitlerland.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (4KlMk)

Doucheland.
Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2023 10:17 AM (AwYPR)

HA
Posted by: rhennigantx

Yeah. That was good.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:22 AM (4KlMk)

233 In about 30 years the Republic of Texas will be raising an Army and Funds to run the Mohammedans out Minnestotastan.

My parents moved out of a fairly nice suburb of Minneapolis in 2012 and left the state. Looking at Google Street View now the place is unrecognizable - all the businesses have Arabic names, Ken's Pump and Munch (as name-dropped on the original MST3K) closed and became a halal restaurant, and the vibe is more Baghdad than Minnesota.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:23 AM (ZGrMX)

234 @42 good one Muldoon. Now come up with one for the Dardanelles

Posted by: Smell the Glove at January 24, 2023 10:23 AM (dHzaG)

235 The nice thing about playing at you own club:

A great honor to have won the Senior Club Championship at Trump International Golf Club, one of the best courses in the Country, in Palm Beach County, Florida. Competed against many fine golfers, and was hitting the ball long and straight.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:23 AM (BRHaw)

236 Why did Constantinople get the works?
Posted by: I'm not a Turk


They paid extra for the Happy Ending.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:24 AM (4KlMk)

237 The crusader armor is not correct for the early 13th century.


- That guy who notes historical inaccuracies in all media.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:24 AM (gmo/4)

238 It's Tummy Rub Tuesday! Rub those furry bellies!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 09:47 AM (U2p+3)
---
Yes please!

Posted by: Penny and Hexie ("Perfessor" Squirrel's cats) at January 24, 2023 10:24 AM (YIVH2)

239 225 Why did Constantinople get the works?
Posted by: I'm not a Turk but I want to know at January 24, 2023 10:19 AM (s2na+)

That's nobody's business but the Turks.
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM (1Yy3c)

Maybe they'll tell me if I slide them some baksheesh.

Posted by: A little cash can go a long way at January 24, 2023 10:24 AM (s2na+)

240 I love people who talk about "scary" AI, who seem to blindly and/or willfully misunderstand that it has been "trained" by leftards.

So when AI goes on about how much it despises humanity and believes we are a plague on the planet, it's no coincidence, since that is what leftards believe.

AI merely represents what they want to turn our children into. That's the true danger, not phony baloney sci-fi claptrap.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2023 10:25 AM (rH9O0)

241 Ken's Pump and Munch
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:23 AM (ZGrMX)

Good night, everybody!

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:25 AM (1Yy3c)

242 Wind howling about about 12 knots and gusting to 18 or so. Birdbath is white capping.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:25 AM (BRHaw)

243 The Dardanelles were really good when they backed up Tony Orlando.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:25 AM (D7Wd9)

244 The nice thing about playing at you own club


18 holes-in-one is quite the feat.

Posted by: Kim Jong-un at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (yQpMk)

245 It's harder to push em over the line than cross the Dardanelles!
So victory ! The cry of Washington,
A leather lung together with a
Rah! Rah! Rah!
And o'er the land, our loyal band will sinthe glories of Washington
Fore e e e ever!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (aiBxL)

246 AI will only reflect what you dump into it as a training set....

Just like Regular I.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (9UlRk)

247 I found a Bulgarian woman's choir on youtube, and I am convinced that this is the real inspiration for the latest God of War soundtracks.

(not scandi at all! scandalous!)

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (44ww/)

248 "No, trains are brand new!"
-Joe Biden
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


*******

Still in the original package, never been used!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (ykeLU)

249 On the topic of alt-history, even had Constantinople survived that latest Ottoman siege their position wasn't great. While the Schism was near-mended at that time, it had been less than a decade since the Crusade of Varna failed rather disastrously. Not entirely impossible that more unified resistance might have reversed the Byzantine empire's situation, but it's also not a sure thing that there would have been any large or timely response.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (eYoxG)

250 "Biden son's foreign business dealings" were "*Biden's* foreign business dealings".

I mean you don't just stumble into doing business with Ukrainian oligarchs. Especially not if you're a crackhead.

I mean everyone knows this, right?

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2023 10:27 AM (rH9O0)

251 If you have a Crusade in Constantinople the infidels will be waiting in Istanbul.

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2023 10:28 AM (pwExq)

252 Wow, that was really good! Dude was spot on with all of those impressions!!

Super talented dude. His video where he does a full cover of Alice in Chains's "Would?" if it was a Soundgarden song is also incredible.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:28 AM (ZGrMX)

253 249 Yeah. Byzantium was doomed by that point. The Ottomans would’ve taken it at some point.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:28 AM (D7Wd9)

254 fat guy on an Ottoman?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:28 AM (OgrpQ)

255 Like this a lot. Would hang.

Constantinople was deliberate in several ways.

1) Constantine wanted a new capital (he was that kind of guy.)

2) It had to be an explicitly Christian City without any pagan background. Byzantium (on the site Constantinople was built) had been sacked and burned to the ground several times in the recent history. So while it was strategically important and was a crossroads town, it had no real history beyond that.

3) He wanted a spot, if fortified correctly, that would be the most defensible spot on earth. Byzantium fit the bill because it was on a narrow peninsula. Covered by three sides by water, it could be supplied from there, so all you had to do was fortify one side. It never fell (except for the Crusaders) in 1000 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:29 AM (CsVWE)

256 No one ever talks about the Ottowomen.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:29 AM (9UlRk)

257 Just like Regular I.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 24, 2023 10:26 AM (9UlRk)

Regular Un-I.

True-I has the ability to go beyond its training, which is what makes the human mind so magnificent. Unfortunately the exception, not the rule.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2023 10:29 AM (rH9O0)

258 Plus, it was dead center in the middle of the Roman empire at that time. The midway point between East and West.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (CsVWE)

259 Hey, pull over at Constantinople, I want some gyros.

Crusaders

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (gmo/4)

260 3) He wanted a spot, if fortified correctly, that would be the most defensible spot on earth. Byzantium fit the bill because it was on a narrow peninsula. Covered by three sides by water, it could be supplied from there, so all you had to do was fortify one side. It never fell (except for the Crusaders) in 1000 years.

His plan would have worked too, if the damn Ottomans hadn't discovered jet skis.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (eOEVl)

261 Hey, Aetius. Very good comments.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (D7Wd9)

262 261 Hey, Aetius. Very good comments.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (D7Wd9)

Constantinople is captivating. Of course, that relative safety led to the real kind of corruption, backstabbing and sense of invulnerability that eventually led to it's downfall.

Hmmm. Seems familiar somehow.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:32 AM (CsVWE)

263 The Ottomans dragged their Navy overland so that they could get it into the inlet known as the Golden Horn, which the Byzantines had blocked off with a big chain.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:33 AM (D7Wd9)

264 260 His plan would have worked too, if the damn Ottomans hadn't discovered jet skis.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (eOEVl)

========

By "discovered", you mean bought from a Sicilian after they fell off the back of a truck?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:33 AM (LvTSG)

265 Lots of good links over at Instapundit this morning. Here's one from our own CDR Salamander.

https://tinyurl.com/2wxyfkff

Can we Learn Something From the Air Force?
B-21 avoided the Tree of Woe

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:33 AM (1Yy3c)

266 262 Yep.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (D7Wd9)

267 WSJ: Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built Leopards The Biden administration is leaning toward sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine and an announcement of the deliveries could come this week, U.S. officials said. The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations

Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (RHGPo)

268 Can we Learn Something From the Air Force?
B-21 avoided the Tree of Woe
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:33 AM (1Yy3c)



But alas, Sonny Bono didn't.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (Zz0t1)

269 Jeffries has nominated Swalwell to the House Intel Committee.

McCarthy has said he will not allow Swalwell on the committee.

Now we will see.

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (pwExq)

270 If you have a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 24, 2023


***
Eh, that's nobody's business but the Turks'.

Posted by: The Four Lads at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (J2vNu)

271 262 261 Hey, Aetius. Very good comments.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:30 AM (D7Wd9)

Constantinople is captivating. Of course, that relative safety led to the real kind of corruption, backstabbing and sense of invulnerability that eventually led to it's downfall.

Hmmm. Seems familiar somehow.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:32 AM (CsVWE)

I look at their intrigues and civil war as a continuation of Roman behavior. Regular civil wars and an unstable succession had always been a Roman thing. Part of that problem of the confused pseudo-republic totes-not-a-monarchy identity the Romans operated with.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (eYoxG)

272 Speaking of Constantinople, if anyone is interested...

Some scientists and techies got together, did some science-y and engineering stuff and recreated how religious music might have sounded in the Hagia Sophia. This album is spectacular. Give it a listen. First track here: https://youtu.be/-VrJ8XOwJzw
Posted by: Kris at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM


*wishes own choir was 1/10 this good*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (Wnv9h)

273 The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations
Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (RHGPo)


Admiral Josh Painter knows the score.

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2023 10:35 AM (pwExq)

274 No one ever talks about the Ottowomen.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Incorrect. Was a James Bond flick back in the 80s. Ottopussy.

Posted by: BifBewalski at January 24, 2023 10:36 AM (3CCua)

275 Seen on the Twats: Pope Benedict released a posthumous book slamming Dope Francis and reminding everyone that gays took over the Catholic Church starting in the 1950s. Nothing new if you're paying attention, but it's nice to have an authoritative source.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:36 AM (ZGrMX)

276 129 At least they didn't call it Mohammedburg.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (8GeFp)

Allahville was in the running though.

As was Mohammlet.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 24, 2023 09:56 AM (KLPy

; )

Posted by: m at January 24, 2023 10:37 AM (v0TzN)

277 > 243 The Dardanelles were really good when they backed up Tony Orlando.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:25 AM (D7Wd9)

Saw 'em open for Little Anthony and the Imperials at the Apollo back in '55.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (bW8dp)

278 I was in Istanbul way pre-Erdogan. Great city. I can’t describe the awe I felt being in Hagia Sophia. Even saw some remnants of the fabled walls.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (D7Wd9)

279 Allahville was in the running though.

Allahville had that one big hit, "I Ruined Hot Air".

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (ZGrMX)

280 WSJ: Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built Leopards The Biden administration is leaning toward sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine and an announcement of the deliveries could come this week, U.S. officials said. The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations

I saw an interesting YT interview on this topic. It seems that the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is the only one who doesn't want to send the Leopards. The other European countries, as well as the other German parties, all want to send them.

It's a little unclear why, but the best guess is that a Russian defeat would greatly complicate their economic situation, presumable because their high cost manufacturing relies on cheap Russian energy.

The excuse given is that they are worried about a Russian nuclear strike, but nobody believes that.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (eOEVl)

281 275 Seen on the Twats: Pope Benedict released a posthumous book slamming Dope Francis and reminding everyone that gays took over the Catholic Church starting in the 1950s. Nothing new if you're paying attention, but it's nice to have an authoritative source.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:36 AM (ZGrMX)

The existence of “homosexual clubs” is particularly prevalent in the US, Benedict said in his book, adding: “In several seminaries, homosexual clubs operate more or less openly.”

---

I've heard priests say this was particularly prevalent in the 70s and declined somewhat since then. Don't know how big the issue is today.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (eYoxG)

282 I look at their intrigues and civil war as a continuation of Roman behavior. Regular civil wars and an unstable succession had always been a Roman thing. Part of that problem of the confused pseudo-republic totes-not-a-monarchy identity the Romans operated with.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (eYoxG)

Yeah, which is sad because the secret to the roman success had been a sense of duty and honor for the common good. But that all went away when the Citizen Farmer went by the way side.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (CsVWE)

283 DM: "Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week - the fourth closest approach to our planet on RECORD, NASA reveals "

Posted by: gp Has Been Put On Notice at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (24fqN)

284 283 oops, copy-paste error.

Posted by: gp Has Been Put On Notice at January 24, 2023 10:40 AM (24fqN)

285 Something to be aware of regarding homosexual infiltration. There's no reason to think they stopped at Catholic seminaries. Or the Boy Scouts. Or the public schools. Be on the lookout in your local community as well.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (eYoxG)

286 This painting is setting us up for further Ottoman hijinks later in the week. Don't fall for it!

Posted by: Conelrad Early Warning System at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (8ocB+)

287 267 WSJ: Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built Leopards The Biden administration is leaning toward sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine and an announcement of the deliveries could come this week, U.S. officials said. The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations
Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (RHGPo)

Hahahah. The District of Columbia s forcing GER to give up its mil export business. After those countries send the L2s they'll buy US products. Same with South American countries sending old Soviet stock to UKR.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (1ais2)

288 193 Mercurochrome for the win!
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:11 AM (Vwz3I)

Pfft...

Kodachome

Get the picture Andy...

Posted by: Little Paul Simon at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (CCSxw)

289 263 The Ottomans dragged their Navy overland so that they could get it into the inlet known as the Golden Horn, which the Byzantines had blocked off with a big chain.
----------------
They could have been Vikings!

Posted by: Puddinhead at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (8Sqzu)

290 DM: "Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week - the fourth closest approach to our planet on RECORD, NASA reveals "

Someone better warn Sandra Bullock.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (eOEVl)

291 WSJ: Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built Leopards The Biden administration is leaning toward sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine and an announcement of the deliveries could come this week, U.S. officials said. The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations

Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM


Within six to eight months we will have US troops on the ground fighting in Ukraine. If we start sending in M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine we will also be sending maintenance packages and US troops to run those packages. This $hit is turning into South East Asia in 1965.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (uNylN)

292 Super talented dude. His video where he does a full cover of Alice in Chains's "Would?" if it was a Soundgarden song is also incredible.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:28 AM (ZGrMX)


Gonna have to check that out. "Would?" is very high on my list of AiC favorite songs.

Hey, if memory serves, you're a fellow Maryland moron, correct??

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (ChAEn)

293 Regular civil wars and an unstable succession had always been a Roman thing. Part of that problem of the confused pseudo-republic totes-not-a-monarchy identity the Romans operated with.

Primogeniture and "the divine right of kings" solved a lot of problems, and is part of the reason France became the great European power.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (lc5cP)

294 >"Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week - the fourth closest approach to our planet on RECORD, NASA reveals "

To be clear, that's like 35 giraffes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 10:42 AM (44ww/)

295 > McCarthy has said he will not allow Swalwell on the committee.

Even if one believes he's innocent (which, needless to say, I don't), the Gang Bang Wang Dang Sweet Poontang incident should preclude him from ever being within fifty miles of classified information.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 10:42 AM (bW8dp)

296 I've heard priests say this was particularly prevalent in the 70s and declined somewhat since then. Don't know how big the issue is today.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (eYoxG)

From what I have heard it is still a thing. Of course, that is coming from the FSSP guys- and they are by definition, quite conservative.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:42 AM (CsVWE)

297 Hahahah. The District of Columbia s forcing GER to give up its mil export business. After those countries send the L2s they'll buy US products.

Unlikely for the members of the EU.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (eOEVl)

298 Within six to eight months we will have US troops on the ground fighting in Ukraine. If we start sending in M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine we will also be sending maintenance packages and US troops to run those packages.

This $hit is turning into South East Asia in 1965.
Posted by: Mister Scott


Of course. War mongering Dem president.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (4KlMk)

299 @269. McCarthy has said he will not allow Swalwell on the committee.

Now we will see.


Stupid by Jeffries. McCarthy goes on the Sunday talk shows and says Swallwell was banging a Chinese spy and couldn't get a gov't clearance if private individual.

This is the new R congress.

Libs don't know the history. anybody think Eric wants this out there?

Not even Kevin can eff this one up.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (NW9xb)

300 298 This $hit is turning into South East Asia in 1965.
Posted by: Mister Scott


Of course. War mongering Dem president.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (4KlMk)

========

Time to read some Graham Greene...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (LvTSG)

301 Claudius th-th-th-though he was about to be executed for the first few days that he was emperor. "Why do these soldiers taunt me?"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (44ww/)

302 Austria-Hungary will rise again.

Posted by: Royal Goofy Helmet Dudes at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (sOzH/)

303 293 "Regular civil wars and an unstable succession had always been a Roman thing. Part of that problem of the confused pseudo-republic totes-not-a-monarchy identity the Romans operated with."

Primogeniture and "the divine right of kings" solved a lot of problems, and is part of the reason France became the great European power.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 24, 2023 10:41 AM (lc5cP)

You mean dividing a realm between all your progeny isn't an effective way to run a country? Nor is having your generals duke it out?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (eYoxG)

304 299 Not even Kevin can eff this one up.
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (NW9xb)

=========

*10 minutes in the future*

Kevin effed this one up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

305 > Of course. War mongering Dem president.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (4KlMk)

You can really reduce a commie to spluttering irrelevancy by pointing out that Trump was the first President in 40 years who didn't get us involved in any new foreign wars.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (bW8dp)

306 The Right to Bear Memes
https://tinyurl.com/mraku5rw

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (DB16e)

307 Gonna have to check that out. "Would?" is very high on my list of AiC favorite songs.

Hey, if memory serves, you're a fellow Maryland moron, correct??


Yup. Counting down until the rain tax is reinstated now that the (D) run everything again.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (ZGrMX)

308 Of course. War mongering Dem president.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (4KlMk)

LBJ LGB, tomato tomato

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (OgrpQ)

309 305 You can really reduce a commie to spluttering irrelevancy by pointing out that Trump was the first President in 40 years who didn't get us involved in any new foreign wars.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (bW8dp)

=========

If he had attacked Putin for putting him in power as president, we wouldn't have the Ukraine war! Trump is the true warmonger!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

310 I saw an interesting YT interview on this topic. It seems that the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is the only one who doesn't want to send the Leopards. The other European countries, as well as the other German parties, all want to send them.

It's a little unclear why, but the best guess is that a Russian defeat would greatly complicate their economic situation, presumable because their high cost manufacturing relies on cheap Russian energy.

The excuse given is that they are worried about a Russian nuclear strike, but nobody believes that.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (eOEVl)

It would mean the near end of GER MBT exports. US is going to empty out EUR etc and then force them to buy US made equipment.

In a lot of ways, UKR has also been a war on GER.

DJT was right when he told them to back off RUS supply. He knew the plans of The District of Columbia.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:45 AM (1ais2)

311 From what I have heard it is still a thing. Of course, that is coming from the FSSP guys- and they are by definition, quite conservative.

Benedict's book says it's still happening and that they openly have gay porno movie nights at seminaries now.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

312 It would mean the near end of GER MBT exports. US is going to empty out EUR etc and then force them to buy US made equipment.


And how would they do that?

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:46 AM (eOEVl)

313 > Primogeniture and "the divine right of kings" solved a lot of problems

One to be the heir, one to be the spare, which usually meant parking him in the Church so he could be hot-swapped in case of need (the Church would cut him loose if need be... for a small fee, of course). Sons after that were sent off to either win their own lands or die in the attempt. In either event, problem solved.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 24, 2023 10:47 AM (bW8dp)

314 Allahville had that one big hit, "I Ruined Hot Air".
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:38 AM (ZGrMX)


I liked their song "Big in Kabul".

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 10:47 AM (ChAEn)

315 Benedict's book says it's still happening and that they openly have gay porno movie nights at seminaries now.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

Roman Cocklick Church

Posted by: Hey, where the altar boys at? at January 24, 2023 10:47 AM (s2na+)

316 The rule of succession by adoption as practiced by Trajan through Aurelius worked pretty well. Then that “brilliant” philosopher effed it up by leaving the empire to his worthless son.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:47 AM (D7Wd9)

317 Hey, pull over at Constantinople, I want some gyros.
Crusaders
Posted by: Archer


********

Also the Crusaders:

I'm holdin' out for a gyro 'til the end of the night
It's gotta be hot and it's gotta be fresh
And it's got to be sliced just right
I need a gyro

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (ykeLU)

318 >"Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week - the fourth closest approach to our planet on RECORD, NASA reveals "

To be clear, that's like 35 giraffes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 10:42 AM (44ww/)

--------

50 years ago, Evel Knievel could have tried to jump both.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (BDDnd)

319 Sons after that were sent off to either win their own huge tracts of lands or die in the attempt.

Missed opportunity.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (eOEVl)

320 It would mean the near end of GER MBT exports. US is going to empty out EUR etc and then force them to buy US made equipment.

Up until now at least the plan was "send UKR the entire contents of the US military and then buy all new stuff for us from our friends/funders in the military-industrial complex", which seems more plausible.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (ZGrMX)

321 97 Hahahah. The District of Columbia s forcing GER to give up its mil export business. After those countries send the L2s they'll buy US products.

Unlikely for the members of the EU.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:43 AM (eOEVl)

The pols are now functionally totally compliant. Totally. No other conclusion to draw from UKR nonsense. The last few with any sense of independence are getting put to the thumbscrews.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (1ais2)

322 We don't need another gyro ...

Posted by: Tina Turner at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (BDDnd)

323 Okay I'm late, but art by Talleyrand's bastard deserves a comment no matter how lame.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (8erNz)

324 Eddie and the Crusaders - Starring Michael Pare

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (OgrpQ)

325 311 "From what I have heard it is still a thing. Of course, that is coming from the FSSP guys- and they are by definition, quite conservative."

Benedict's book says it's still happening and that they openly have gay porno movie nights at seminaries now.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:45 AM (ZGrMX)

Scale, quantity, and depth are hard for laity to determine from the outside. I'll note the apparent means of addressing the issue, in sort of band-aid fashion, has been seemingly to import a bunch of Irish priests.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (eYoxG)

326 Hmm..
Ken's Pump and Munch- seems backwards to me. Think I'd prefer the Munch and Pump, but tastes differ, I guess.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (trVDr)

327 But think of the Children!!!

Posted by: Venetian Crusade Financiers at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (w9Wax)

328 In about 30 years the Republic of Texas will be raising an Army and Funds to run the Mohammedans out Minnestotastan.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 24, 2023 10:10 AM (BRHaw)

Things that weren't anticipated by the people who wrote Fallout and Deus Ex.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (44ww/)

329 European Union Approves Cricket Powder As Component Of Flour-Based Foods Despite ‘Inconclusive’ Allergy Data

-
Remember the Palmolive commercial where Madge the manicurist has her clients soak in dish soap? (Here for those not yet 29: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2dFlJikh0PY). That's what we have here. Bug? You're eating them!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 24, 2023 10:49 AM (FVME7)

330 Also the Crusaders:

I'm holdin' out for a gyro 'til the end of the night
It's gotta be hot and it's gotta be fresh
And it's got to be sliced just right
I need a gyro

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM (ykeLU)


Well I got no lunch at all,
Cuz my gyro took a fall

- The Crusading Bangles

Posted by: Doof at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (ChAEn)

331 WSJ: Deliveries would be part of deal to enable provision of German-built Leopards The Biden administration is leaning toward sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine and an announcement of the deliveries could come this week, U.S. officials said. The announcement would be part of a broader diplomatic understanding with Germany in which Berlin would agree to send a smaller number of its own Leopard 2 tanks and would also approve the delivery of more of the German-made tanks by Poland and other nations

Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2023 10:34 AM (RHGPo)


OK, that is concerning for a number of reasons. However, logistically this doesn't make sense. The Abrams runs on Jet fuel, the Leopard runs on diesel. The Abrams is more complicated to operate than the Leopard. The Abrams and leopard both have more advanced targeting technology than the Russian have and that technology is sure to get into Russian hands. Big escalation. The training curve is steep for both systems and would include NATO troops.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

332 And how would they do that?
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:46 AM (eOEVl)

Just tell them? They are docile paid off apparatchiks of The District of Columbia.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (1ais2)

333 Sigh. Manchin.

https://tinyurl.com/yf5cu65n

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (eOEVl)

334 34 But a slight setback sadly for Islam
Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2023 09:36 AM (Gf252

Unfortunately, this was between Western and Eastern Christians. At least it wasn't over the Filoque question.

Posted by: Sarai Delenn at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (qyH+l)

335 You can really reduce a commie to spluttering irrelevancy by pointing out that Trump was the first President in 40 years who didn't get us involved in any new foreign wars.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The biggies:
WW1 Wilson
WW2 Roosevelt
Korea - Truman
Vietnam - Johnson

Tie in? All dems.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (4KlMk)

336 Just tell them? They are docile paid off apparatchiks of The District of Columbia.

Come on. Since when are Eurocrats anything but a PITA to our government.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (eOEVl)

337 333 Sigh. Manchin.

https://tinyurl.com/yf5cu65n
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (eOEVl)

=========

His approval ratings in WV are in the toilet. He's not getting re-elected, and he seems to have finally realized he's in trouble.

"Cut down on wasteful government spending" never gets past "foreign aid", and with that being all about Ukraine now, we're not even going to get theater on foreign aid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

338 Also the Crusaders:

I'm holdin' out for a gyro 'til the end of the night
It's gotta be hot and it's gotta be fresh
And it's got to be sliced just right
I need a gyro

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:48 AM


*Hellenic high five*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (Wnv9h)

339 OK, that is concerning for a number of reasons. However, logistically this doesn't make sense. The Abrams runs on Jet fuel, the Leopard runs on diesel. The Abrams is more complicated to operate than the Leopard. The Abrams and leopard both have more advanced targeting technology than the Russian have and that technology is sure to get into Russian hands. Big escalation. The training curve is steep for both systems and would include NATO troops.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

Abrams also burns diesel, you have to in order to use the smoke generators. Leopards and Abrams are pretty much the same tank, minus the Abrams better armor. Abrams/Leopard was a joint development originally back in the late 70's

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (OgrpQ)

340 They are docile paid off apparatchiks of The District of Columbia.

I've seen that usually called "The Global American Empire".

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (ZGrMX)

341 Benedict's book says it's still happening and that they openly have gay porno movie nights at seminaries now

During the shutdown or not long after, there was that story about a Vatican official holding gay orgies. You think that goes on with no one the wiser in the leadership? It stopped only because the cattle being milked found out (and whether it was truly stopped is anyone's guess).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (KFhLj)

342 335 You can really reduce a commie to spluttering irrelevancy by pointing out that Trump was the first President in 40 years who didn't get us involved in any new foreign wars.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The biggies:
WW1 Wilson
WW2 Roosevelt
Korea - Truman
Vietnam - Johnson

Tie in? All dems.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (4KlMk)

Most territorial expansion (official or through our informal empire) of the US has occurred under Democrats. Louisiana Purchase, Mexican-American war too.

Country would basically just be the East coast if the Federalists and their successors(Whigs/Republicans) had their way.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (eYoxG)

343 Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week

2100 miles should keep you safe from catching tuberculosis, but I'd wear a paper mask, just in case.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (CaJIi)

344 DM: "Huge Greyhound BUS the size of an ASTEROID will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week - the fourth closest approach to our planet on RECORD, NASA reveals "
Posted by: gp Has Been Put On Notice at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (24fqN)


Davos is over, right?

Too late, asteroid. Hit the road.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (KLPy8)

345 The battle in the painting was not a setback for Islam, it was a huge victory. The supposedly "christian" crusaders sacked and burned the leading Christian city of the east, guaranteeing eventual Muslim domination.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (8R4PA)

346 His approval ratings in WV are in the toilet. He's not getting re-elected, and he seems to have finally realized he's in trouble.

Yeah, I know. You'd think someone his age would just hold his head high and retire. But then, we aren't politicians.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (eOEVl)

347 OK, that is concerning for a number of reasons. However, logistically this doesn't make sense. The Abrams runs on Jet fuel, the Leopard runs on diesel. The Abrams is more complicated to operate than the Leopard. The Abrams and leopard both have more advanced targeting technology than the Russian have and that technology is sure to get into Russian hands. Big escalation. The training curve is steep for both systems and would include NATO troops.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:50 AM (gmo/4)

Biggest reason why Joe is getting pressured imo. He thought of doing something he shouldn't have. Idk which side of the issue he is on, but someone is pissed.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (1ais2)

348 Chef Andrew Gruel @ChefGruel · 16h
The most useful cooking tip I can ever give - if your food tastes bland after salting, add vinegar or citrus juice, it will save the dish.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 10:54 AM (Vwz3I)

349 I've heard priests say this was particularly prevalent in the 70s and declined somewhat since then. Don't know how big the issue is today.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 10:39 AM (eYoxG)

Learned recently that one of my uncles went to seminary because he wanted more than anything to be a priest. Came back a year later. Refused to talk about anything there and stopped going to mass. My mom suspects that perversion at the seminary is what drove him away.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 24, 2023 10:54 AM (nC+QA)

350 346 His approval ratings in WV are in the toilet. He's not getting re-elected, and he seems to have finally realized he's in trouble.

Yeah, I know. You'd think someone his age would just hold his head high and retire. But then, we aren't politicians.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:53 AM (eOEVl)

=========

He also thought he was the smartest man in the Senate by acting like he got played by Schumer publicly while delivering Schumer's policy goals.

I think Manchin might be an idiot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

351 As was Mohammlet.

*****

To be Istanbul or not to be Istanbul?

THAT is the question
Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune hunters...

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2023 10:54 AM (ykeLU)

352 Based on current voting patterns, if women didn't vote, there would never be another Democrat president.

-
So the problem is toxic femininity?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 24, 2023 10:55 AM (FVME7)

353 Yup. Counting down until the rain tax is reinstated now that the (D) run everything again.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:44 AM (ZGrMX)

--------

I'm waiting for the oxygen tax.

/Of course, Elon Musk will save humanity by producing oxygen on Mars a la Total Recall

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 10:55 AM (BDDnd)

354 Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2023 10:52 AM (OgrpQ)


My apologies. I was in the Navy back the days of burning fuel oil. LOL



Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2023 10:56 AM (gmo/4)

355 I think McKinley was the only Republican President who fought a foreign war until Bush Sr. came along.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:56 AM (D7Wd9)

356 Learned recently that one of my uncles went to seminary because he wanted more than anything to be a priest. Came back a year later. Refused to talk about anything there and stopped going to mass. My mom suspects that perversion at the seminary is what drove him away.

A person on Twitter said their dad went into the seminary in 1960 intending to be a priest and left almost immediately because it was all gay all the time. There are likely many similar stories.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 10:56 AM (ZGrMX)

357 Based on current voting patterns, if women didn't vote, there would never be another Democrat president.

-
So the problem is toxic femininity?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 24, 2023 10:55 AM (FVME7)

--------

Neurotic femininity.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (BDDnd)

358 OK, that is concerning for a number of reasons. However, logistically this doesn't make sense. The Abrams runs on Jet fuel, the Leopard runs on diesel. The Abrams is more complicated to operate than the Leopard. The Abrams and leopard both have more advanced targeting technology than the Russian have and that technology is sure to get into Russian hands. Big escalation. The training curve is steep for both systems and would include NATO troops.

Posted by: Archer


JP-4 is just uppity diesel.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (4KlMk)

359 Well, I guess Reagan, if you count the invasion of Grenada.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (D7Wd9)

360 This album is spectacular. Give it a listen. First track here: https://youtu.be/-VrJ8XOwJzw
Posted by: Kris at January 24, 2023 10:21 AM

This is beautiful, Kris. Thanks for posting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (CsVWE)

361 Brings a new meaning to the word semenary

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (rH9O0)

362 @291

>>This $hit is turning into South East Asia in 1965.

Classic, Just The Tip, US Foreign policy being implemented.

Who could have seen this coming?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 24, 2023 10:58 AM (T9r/b)

363 Come on. Since when are Eurocrats anything but a PITA to our government.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (eOEVl)

Since UKR kicked off. This was part of why UKR conflict was so important. And why we saw spontaneous and total opposition to DJT. Intel/Pentagon/State/Political/DOJ.

First, UKR to wreck RUS. Prepare CHN Western flank. Remove fuel and material supply from CHN.

Second, attack CHN via Taiwan.

That was Grand Strategy. Isolate CHN totally.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 10:58 AM (1ais2)

364 You can really reduce a commie to spluttering irrelevancy by pointing out that Trump was the first President in 40 years who didn't get us involved in any new foreign wars.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The biggies:
WW1 Wilson
WW2 Roosevelt
Korea - Truman
Vietnam - Johnson

Tie in? All dems.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:51 AM (4KlMk)

To be fair to FDR it was mostly the Japanese what got us involved in Dubya Dubya Too.

Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:58 AM (1Yy3c)

365 Churchill: Those who fail to learn from history are condemed to repeat it.

I'm with Churchill. Unfortunately, the graphic painting is (IMO) a good historical reminder but I couldn't personally hang it.

Posted by: Lola at January 24, 2023 10:58 AM (p39Z2)

366 This is beautiful, Kris. Thanks for posting.

Agree. Gorgeous.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 10:59 AM (eOEVl)

367 Most territorial expansion (official or through our informal empire) of the US has occurred under Democrats. Louisiana Purchase, Mexican-American war too.

Country would basically just be the East coast if the Federalists and their successors(Whigs/Republicans) had their way.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


Dems need to stop calling the right war mongers then. It ain't us.

Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:59 AM (4KlMk)

368 367 Dems need to stop calling the right war mongers then. It ain't us.
Posted by: rickb223 Cruel Lamont is the best Lamont at January 24, 2023 10:59 AM (4KlMk)

=========

The parties switched!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:59 AM (LvTSG)

369 I think Manchin might be an idiot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, being extravagant with Erich von Stroheim at January 24, 2023 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

Saying something when the independent toughguy of the Senate who actually can be bought for the right price is called Joe Mansion

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2023 10:59 AM (rH9O0)

370 CNN: "Lawmakers question ticket executives after a Ticketmaster fiasco left millions of Taylor Swift fans empty-handed, and ask if they have any other good ways to screw her over."

Posted by: gp Has Been Put On Notice at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (24fqN)

371 President Biden @POTUS · 19h United States government official
Gas prices are down around $1.60 a gallon from their peak this summer – and my Administration will keep working to lower costs for American families.

Daily Caller @DailyCaller · 19h
REPORTER: "Gas prices are now up...The President took credit for the prices going down...Does the President get credit for the price...going up?"

SEC. GRANHOLM: "It's obviously based on international and climate events."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (Vwz3I)

372 First, UKR to wreck RUS. Prepare CHN Western flank. Remove fuel and material supply from CHN.

Second, attack CHN via Taiwan.

That was Grand Strategy. Isolate CHN totally.


With respect, you're trying to hard to connect dots.

Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (eOEVl)

373 Based on current voting patterns, if women didn't vote, there would never be another Democrat president
---
Several trillion dollars in welfare and Big Society would never have been spent.

We seriously traded bases on the Moon, Mars and Venus so Karen could feel good about her unaccomplished life--but she voted to help the poors!

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (NeCi3)

374 370 CNN: "Lawmakers question ticket executives after a Ticketmaster fiasco left millions of Taylor Swift fans empty-handed, and ask if they have any other good ways to screw her over."
Posted by: gp Has Been Put On Notice at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (24fqN)

One wonders if lawmakers have anything better to do.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (CsVWE)

375 357 Based on current voting patterns, if women didn't vote, there would never be another Democrat president.

-
So the problem is toxic femininity?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2023 at January 24, 2023 10:55 AM (FVME7)

--------

Neurotic femininity.
Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at January 24, 2023 10:57 AM (BDDnd)

Same same. Angry, fearful, controlling, groupthinking, highly manipulable, irrational, unstable, approval-seeking. Characteristics we need less of not more.

Posted by: Toxic, neurotic, demonic, bubonic at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (s2na+)

376 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

377 As a good Leftist Delacroix celebrates a Crusade diverted by a commercial power into shanking a rival as a great triumph over unbelievers. No matter that the Crusade has become the antithesis of what it was supposed to accomplish, good corporate supporter Venice is rich and has promised future support. What does it matter if the Eastern Empire is degraded, cut up, and pressure has been lifted from the feuding heirs of Saladin? the Crusade is a success, is being hailed as a success, and that's all that matters.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (W+kMI)

378 Never mind. Focus completely on TicketMaster.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (CsVWE)

379
To be fair to FDR it was mostly the Japanese what got us involved in Dubya Dubya Too.
Posted by: Robert - Metallica, 72 Seasons, Available 4/14 at January 24, 2023 10:58 AM (1Yy3c)

The FDR administration was hankering to get in. Lend-lease to the Soviets had already begun in Spring of that year.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (eYoxG)

380 Whoops! Almost forgot solipsistic and delusional.

Posted by: Toxic, neurotic, demonic, bubonic at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (s2na+)

381 377 As a good Leftist Delacroix celebrates a Crusade diverted by a commercial power into shanking a rival as a great triumph over unbelievers. No matter that the Crusade has become the antithesis of what it was supposed to accomplish, good corporate supporter Venice is rich and has promised future support. What does it matter if the Eastern Empire is degraded, cut up, and pressure has been lifted from the feuding heirs of Saladin? the Crusade is a success, is being hailed as a success, and that's all that matters.
Posted by: exdem13 at January 24, 2023 11:01 AM (W+kMI)

I don't think the artist is rendering this as a good thing.

There isn't really much in the way of positive views on this in the west(at least historically). Lots of excommunications involved.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 24, 2023 11:03 AM (eYoxG)

382 With respect, you're trying to hard to connect dots.
Posted by: Archimedes at January 24, 2023 11:00 AM (eOEVl)

Nah. Strategy is a distinct level above operational. Operations are linked upward to strategic goals.

Note ina typically Russian way, RUS is very particualr about calling UKR conflict the SMO. It is an operation furthering a larger Strategy.

UKR is an operational conflict for both sides.

Posted by: Thesokorus at January 24, 2023 11:04 AM (1ais2)

383 This was part of why UKR conflict was so important. And why we saw spontaneous and total opposition to DJT. Intel/Pentagon/State/Political/DOJ.

First, UKR to wreck RUS. Prepare CHN Western flank. Remove fuel and material supply from CHN.

Second, attack CHN via Taiwan.

That was Grand Strategy. Isolate CHN totally.


I don't think that works. Trump did the most to throttle China of any President probably ever, and Biden, presumably the puppet of the grand strategery people, reversed nearly all of those policies day 1.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 11:04 AM (ZGrMX)

384 We seriously traded bases on the Moon, Mars and Venus so Karen could feel good about her unaccomplished life--but she voted to help the poors!

More importantly, we traded that so LBJ could "get those N-words to vote Democrat for 100 years".

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2023 11:05 AM (ZGrMX)

385 "As I understand it, the Crusader troops were tired of travel and basically said 'Why should we go any further to fight heretics when there are plenty of them right here?'"

Not exactly. Enrico Dandolo, the doge of Venice, had agreed to transport the Crusaders to the Holy Land, but changed an exorbitant fee for their services. When the Crusaders couldn't meet his price, he offered them a deal: Help us to replace a deposed emperor of Byzantium back on his throne, and we'll call it quits. Dandolo loathed the Byzantines due to his time spent in Constantinople during the time of the emperor Manuel Comnenus; it is said that he was blinded as a rersult of mistreatment there. In any event, the Crusaders took him up on his deal (despite being threatened with excommunication by the Pope); and the rest, as they say, is history. IMHO, the Fourth Crusade was the most catastrophic war, in terms of its effects on subsequent events, in European history, possibly excepting the First World War.

Posted by: Nemo at January 24, 2023 11:42 AM (S6ArX)

386 Making money online is more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I received $18376 last month. It's an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office jobs and even a little child can do this and earn money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page..... www.netpayfast.com/

Posted by: Shirley Smith at January 24, 2023 11:59 AM (G9aOk)

387 I am making $90 an hour working from home. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet my closest companion is earning $16,000 a month by working on a laptop, that was truly astounding for me, she prescribed for me to attempt it simply. Everybody must try this job now by just using this website.. www.Payathome7.com

Posted by: www.Payathome7.com at January 24, 2023 03:17 PM (qEZ0S)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.04, elapsed 0.0488 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0179 seconds, 396 records returned.
Page size 192 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.8 beta.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat