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“Hello. Nice sites! I also looking for free porns?: <URL here>” — that spammer guy in my filter

“A leader that God has blessed us with at this time.” — Nancy Pelosi, testifyin’ for the messiah

Oof! It hurts to watch the left flail around trying to communicate with us mouth-breathing redneck ‘wingers, doesn’t it? You can hear the little hamster wheels in their craniums squeaking: “These morons voted for Dubya. Twice. How hard can it be to put one over on them?”

A little beer, a little jesus, some eagles and flags and shit and eh voilà, those poor red state boobs’ll never know what hit ’em. Some lefty site I was cruising this morning had a comment congratulating the team for the great job they were doing with branding.

No. No you’re not. The faux ‘presidential seal’, the upside down flag badge, the weird retro-dustbowl iconography of the Buy American logo: pure iconographic gibberish. You’re speaking political Engrish.

It’s like…remember when your hipster mom tried to jive talk you in your own groovy lingo? Even if she got all the words right, she never got the music, because it wasn’t hers to get. When you try to talk ‘winger to ‘wingers, you embarrass yourselves and you embarrass us and you never even know it. Just like mom.

Now, Bill Clinton could speak fluent redneck. He grew up in the tents of the enemy. He was an oily, flatulent huckster, but he had the language of right-wing flag-humping populism down flat. You Obama people? You don’t. Stop trying.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 11:06 am

Take a good, hard look ladies:


You’re staring at something surely few women will ever see.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 20, 2008, 11:21 am

Just looked in the spam part of my mailbox and saw this,
“want harder weener that won’t let you soon down?”….er, no thanks.

Good grief, that doofus in the pic looks as thin as my girl when she turns sideways (minus the broader shoulders).
When he grows up, he will surely get that amputated.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 11:26 am

I know! Where does that guy keep his liver?

Comment from Allen
Time: August 20, 2008, 11:58 am

I can hardly wait for him to try the pick-up truck thing. Then the Obama people won’t even understand what all the laughter is all about.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 12:14 pm

You remember John Kerry’s, “can I get me a huntin’ license” sound bite? Howie Carr loves that clip and plays it often (but sadly it isn’t on his site; I checked).

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 12:25 pm

Maybe that’s an unbelievably unattractive woman hoping to get some lovin’…

I can see that being turned into a water’s edge sunset tat in a couple of years.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 20, 2008, 12:46 pm

Oooo, I just read some of the comments on the logo site.

Here’s one: It reminds me of the Harley Davidson logo I love it. I ride a vintage motorcycle.

Same guy: I hate Harleys, I ride a ’74 Honda.

Dude, bwah!

Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 20, 2008, 1:20 pm

“A little beer” can always turn me to the darkside, however a little vodka does it faster.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 1:24 pm

OMG. Real physical proof that the hardcore lefties have NO GUTS WHATSOEVER!!!!


I’ll let everyone know when the smoke starts rising around the convention center…….

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 1:28 pm

Is that even a real person? Kindof reminds me of alien footage – sorta purple-y behind those glasses. maybe Obama is a “citizen of the galaxy?”

Oh, and I made the mistake of having a buzz and posting at Ace of Spades HQ last night, I was accused of being a Russian spy, a cocksucker AND ovbiously the picture of a ferret on my blog that I havent been to in months is some sort of cover for something. I will NEVER do that again. I like it here. It is all warm and fuzzy and you guys are nice!

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 20, 2008, 1:47 pm

How clever of him. Now, he can go to the object of his affections, and ask him/her, “Wanna see my Obama tattoo?” When he/she responds in the affirmative, the guy drops his pants and trousers…making it so much easier and faster to get busy with said object of his affections. Brilliant!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 1:53 pm

You got swarmed at AoS? I’m sorry. The commentariat there is usually pretty genial. In fact, the comments are often funnier than the main posts. Sounds more like Freeper behavior (boy, have I gotten into some roiling, nasty slap-fests at THAT place).

Comment from Gabriel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:05 pm

Making fun of skinny people makes Gabe cry.

And with apologies to our hostess…wendyworn, you got wailed on at the HQ by the Moron-in-Chief himself because you claimed that the Georgians massacred 2000 Ossetians and that the U.S. is “not the good guys anymore.” Yeah, ace jumped on you pretty hard, but in fairness you were asking for it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:07 pm

Oh, dear. Heh. I just Googled the thread. That must’ve been some buzz you had on, Wendy. That was like walking into the Big Cat Enclosure at the zoo in sirloin pajamas.

We’d’ve given you a hard time about that one, too, but I’d like to think we’d have called you funnier and less cruel names. Droopy drawers, perhaps. Or maybe farty pants.

FWIW, Ace is tripping; your address resolves to Oregon.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:11 pm

Ace of Spades…heh

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:11 pm

Yeah. I know. Sheesh. But I was following the story when it first broke BEFORE Russian got into it. I will admit my ignorance of all the history etc. But the first stories that broke said the US people were there, and that the Georgian’s were throwing grenades into basements and blowing up hospitals. I guess my horrifiedness was more than I could take. All those stories have now disappeared off the net. I certainly wasnt going to say that I can’t find the links to the original stories now? Yeah, that would have went over well.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:15 pm

No, I did a whois of your address; it shows up as Oregon. I don’t know where he’s seeing NY.

Of course, whois claims Uncle B and Gibby are writing from Amsterdam instead of the UK, but I’m pretty sure they’re just sneaking over there for pot and hookers.

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:22 pm

I didn’t read or participate in the thread where you were dog-piled at AoSHQ, but I’ll agree that Weasey’s place is warmer and fuzzier and fortified with Stoaty goodness.

That dude in the picture looks like one of my (many) weirdo cousins. He’s married now, and has a 5 year old son who has never gotten a haircut. Ever. Poor kid looks like a strawberry-blond Cousin It.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:23 pm

Wendy had a lion bus experience.


They hang bags of meat on the windows of the bus so the visitors get the real deal.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:25 pm

yeah, I do kind feel like a chunk is out of my ass. owww

Comment from Gabriel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:28 pm

Pupster, I have cousins like that too. I chase the little bastards around with a pair of scissors, but that always causes people to scream at me. For some reason.

Wendyworn, someone may have already loosened the ketchup bottle when you came along, if you get me. When we started writing about the war we got thousands of hits from Russia and Eastern Europe and several comments from people who think that Pravda is a reliable news source. I’ve gotten several emails from pissed off Russians or Russia sympathizers. Even my little mimeo-blog is getting clicks from Russia. Some few have even left amusingly parodic comments at my place. Ace may have already been just shy of his daily limit when you commented.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:35 pm

Actually, I was going to post about the Georgian thing and I couldn’t quite work up the spit. I listened to NPR’s take and I listened to the regular media’s take and they could have been describing two completely different events. I mean, I’m used to them putting a different slant on things, but it’s like NO part of story A appeared in story B and vice versa.

As near as I can figure it out, piecing the two together, South Ossetia is technically part of Georgia, but they want to be independent. So they appealed to the Russians, who gave them Russian citizenship.

So when president Whatsisname decided to take a firmer hand with them, he was sticking it in a hornet’s nest. He wasn’t technically wrong, but he was stupidly ill-prepared for the result. The Russians weren’t technically wrong in a sense, either, since these were Russian citizens. The territory belongs to one, the people belong to the other. I think I have that right.

Meanwhile, the Russians were just itching to climb back on the world stage and flex some muscle. They did announce their arrival with a huge propaganda blast and, once in, they are being every bit the thugs and bullies we remember so well.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:39 pm

OMG! I just realized who that is in that picture!!!

It’s that PETA asswipe!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:41 pm

Yeah, I was reading Pravda last night — it was like being dipped in acid.

The Georgian Times is a very interesting read of late. Their English language version seems pretty fair and even-handed. They published a survey they did of 500 people in Tbilisi and 495 in Moscow, asking them the same questions about current events. Very revealing. Their formatting is kind of fucked up, and I was going to clean it up and post it, but really you can boil it down to: the Muscovites think the Georgians were committing genocide, that their side is 100% right and that the US and the West sucks. The Georgians believe the mirror opposite, except that they do seem to accept some blame for stirring things up.

Pretty depressing.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:42 pm

OMG! Ingrid Newkirk! You know honestly, Jill, I was thinking that face TOTALLY reminded me of someone.

That was it.

Dayum 🙂

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:45 pm

Yeah the differences in the news! Not like i really need proof that the MSM lies but it was so blatantly different that I felt like if one must be lying…the other must be telling the truth.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:48 pm

Oh, they can both be lying sacks of shit at the same time, Wendy. They’re good like that 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:52 pm

This is why I like to browse world newspapers, by the way. It’s not like you’re getting the truth that way; in fact, you’re not even getting the same news that the locals are getting. The English language Web versions of these papers are obviously intended for an outside audience, presumably tech-savvy Westerners. But just knowing what countries want you to believe about them is interesting information.

Comment from Lemur King
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:53 pm

Weas, that is exactly the reason why I’ve stayed out of the Russia/Georgia thing – on one hand you have the left version, then you have the right version, and somewhere after the fog of war has cleared a little bit is the version that is the truth.

I’m just not willing to stick my neck out for so many potential unknowns. Sorry wendyworn – friends don’t let friends blogsurf drunk. Yeah, this is a nice crowd. It’s the kind of place where you can say “Gee, I’m an asshole, but I’m their asshole.”

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 2:56 pm



Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:02 pm

yeah lemur king! Before I got FIOS I knew better than to drink and pick up the phone.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:02 pm

I still can’t get over how quintessentially twinkish the guy in the pic is.

I’d kill to have a figure like his.

Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:05 pm

I was hoping you’d come here today wendy. I felt so bad for the way you were treated last night and today. I hope you don’t mind that I copied and pasted from your blog. I was trying to show them that you’re conservative and just because you have a different opinion doesn’t mean you’re a kook. I’m sorry I wasn’t more vocal in my defense of you.

Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:07 pm

And I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Michael Savage because of his obnoxious hyperbole, but pjdaddy and I were discussing you last night, did I mention I was upset by your treatment? and he said that Michael Savage was saying pretty much what you were saying. Honestly, I’m conservative, but I trust no politician, even Bush farther than I can throw them.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:07 pm

On a whole different note. I like to hit the Antelope Valley Fair every year. Just for the critters mind you. Well that and the heartstopping food that can only be obtained at a fair.

But this year’s musical acts, I mean how can you miss? Scroll down to the last two and you’ll see what I mean.


Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:09 pm

I’d kill to have a figure like his.

ummmmmmmmm, er, gah

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:26 pm

Allen, if he ever performs at a venue near you, go check out a friend of mine. Here’s a taste:


Comment from Allen
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:37 pm

Jill, I’ll have to check it out later. No youtube at work. I have no idea why that is.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:42 pm

That’s better ennyhoo: it’s a tad risque.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 20, 2008, 3:46 pm

I don’t like the fact that Russia is considering it an act of war and will treat it as such for us helping that region defend themselves by placing missile defense in Poland.
Missile defense. Russia no likey Poles knocking their nukes outta the sky. That is the commie way. 90 proof turds.

Oh, and weasel, don’t forget this – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. It runs through Georgia and Russia wants it.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:00 pm

thank you pajama momma. I kindof thought it was overly harsh myself. But I did learn a valuable lesson. Dont go where the big boys go.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:08 pm

No, no Wendy. That’s not the lesson. The lesson is: don’t drink and type! Every time I do, I regret it.

If I ever show up here with a snootful, here’s how you’ll know: I’m an extremely soppy and affectionate drunk. My typing will be fine — I’m a good typist, even snockered — but I’ll be all, like, “have I ever told y’all how much you mean to me? Seriously? I know I’ve never been in this particular newsgroup before ever in my life, but I can just *tell* you’re my kind of people. Weasels can tell these things. I love you, man!”

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:11 pm

If I’m so crazy sober, I shudder to think what I’d be like drunk. I fear the universe will collapse with the unleashed craziness.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:15 pm

yeah, well unfortunately when I drink the first thing to come out of my mouth is usually, “you know what your problem is?” I have totally sworn off drinking…a couple of times this week. Especially last night. But I do promise to stay away from the computer if I’m going to be imbibing.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:16 pm

Stoaty, were you refering to the opinion piece By Timothy Bankrupt Hinkey (aka. Zhurnalist)? I’ve known that turd for a long time online. He is, by turns (according to his own posts and comments) and English Ex-Pat, a former paratrooper, a Magazine owner, musical competitor on eurovision, the holder of several rather bizzarre sexual fantisies regarding Hillary Clinton and savior of leper hookers the world over (I kid you not, he actually boasted that point). He is also a plagerist of the worst order, a Neo-Nazi sympathizer, a Communist Proletariate wanna-be, a drunk and a pathalogical liar. My fellow Cornfielders and I have been in a running feud with the worthless prick for years now.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:22 pm

No, never heard of the guy. You’re talking about the Georgian Times or Pravda? Or something else?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:23 pm

Pravda, today’s opinion piece. He is also one of their primary contributors…..

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:40 pm

Oh, man, Pravda — I can only take it in teeny, tiny pieces. And then I generally stick to the alien baby stories. It’s like snorting toxic sludge. I don’t believe a word I see in Pravda.

I’m not sure you’re supposed to. It’s like they keep it as balls-out crazy as they can, so they can say anything they want in it and then shrug and say, “eh. Mere craziness. It was next to the alien babies stories, what do you expect?”

Quite what the relationship is between the current pravda.ru and Pravda the newspaper and anyone else is…murky. I’ve written about it before.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:51 pm

Considering I am not a big fan of Russia, I am astounded (and immensely amused) that this is an issue that has their briefs in a bunch:

O noes! teh gheyz!

Good way to distract the Russian Army, methinks. Half will be battling the marchers, the other half will be “wrestling” with them. Win-win!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 4:57 pm

Ha! I didn’t even know Russia participated in Eurovision. Though, to be honest, I’ve tried to learn as little about Eurovision as possible.

How you say, “we’re here, we’re queer, get used to it” in Russian?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:03 pm

Yes, alot of Russians have an inferiority complex toward westerners, and hate the feeling of being looked down on. Things like Eurovision is their percieved chance to get up on stage and have a “Sally Field at the Oscars” moment…

“Oh!! You LOVE me. You REALLY LOVE me!!!!”

Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:06 pm

wendyworn, because I’ve defended a mother because her two year old child was a turd on an airplane and later on TV with, I think it was Dianne Sawyer, I was told that I was a terrible mother and that my kids would grow up and be drug addicts. I’m like, hello people, there’s a reason they call them the “terrible two’s” you muther fuckers. Just because you had a mellow kid, doesnt’ mean everyone does, or that they’re bad parents. Kids are not black and white. I have 3 mellow ones and one that needs to be kept busy constantly. He’s not bad, just busy. People who think in absolutes, absolutely drive me battty. Anyhoo, I’m sorry you got jumped on. In fact, I got shouted off LGF because people were certain I was a troll. *sigh
sorry I don’t always fall lockstep with everyone’s thinking, but I’m still conservative

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:07 pm

мы – здесь, мы являемся странными, привыкаем к этому!

Here you go stoaty, the russian translation

I translated it from this site

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:09 pm

my russian translation of we’re here, were queer etc is caught in the spam filter

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:09 pm

China is the same way. I didn’t realize how much until the last few years, when I started reading up on contemporary China.

Both China and Russia were obsessed with comparing themselves (their harvests, their mining, their roads) with the West in communist times, and now. Especially England and America. We really have no clue how much they thought about us and how much they think we think about them.

That boils up sometimes in Hong Kong action flicks, too: they think we look down on them in a big way. There’s a HUGE reserve of unmerited resentment we need to defuse in the 21st Centure if we want to avoid big problems with the East.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:13 pm

I suppose:
Мы здесь, мы гомики, миритесь нами!
Mi zd(y)es, mih gomeekee, meereet(y)es namee!
(“i” is as in “bit”)
We’re here, we’re queers, accept us!

Regarding Russia and China: We don’t look down on them. We just don’t care, for the most part. In fact, thanks to capitalism, we love visiting them because they’re so exotic. And don’t get me started on how wise and enlightened we think the Eastern peoples are.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 5:21 pm

Stoaty, I think that with China, it is a combination of the “Middle Kingdom Syndrome” combined with wanting to convince themselves of the superiority of Mao’s socialist revolution…

As far as the Prav-Sewer, http://engforum.pravda.ru/ would give you a good indication of the kind of people frequent the site… (I do recommend a good haz-mat suit and up to date vaccinations before going, however, followed by several hours of Buddist meditation to regain peace of the spirit)…..

Comment from LemurKing
Time: August 20, 2008, 7:06 pm

I would like to play the Devil’s Advocate for a moment, if I may. Russia has had some really really harsh periods in their history – with many many millions dead. Hitler did a number on them.

I sometimes sit and wonder, given how this has to affect the societal thinking/structure, how much of their panic about Poland and other places ringing their country could be attributed to the past? They’ve certainly had little reason based on history to want to use kid gloves.

Ok, that said, I will post an opinion: I think they need to get the hell out of Georgia and let things calm down. Then they can talk. That’s what would happen if I were king of the world, anyway. But, Putin being ex-KGB… yearight. By the way, who doesn’t like a romp in the Pravda sewer now and then?


Your Asshole 🙂

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 20, 2008, 7:24 pm

sorry, but I’m staying out of it! My butt still hurts.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 7:25 pm

LOL… Dear Asshole…

The Pravda Sewer has become quite a bit more infectious of late, causing bloating, nausia, high blood pressure, Delerium Tremmons, general irritability and loss of I.Q…. Surf at your own risk..

As far as Georgia goes, I think that they will try to stay as long as possible to try to convince investors in the Caspian Sea oil and gas pipelines that the route is not viable, thereby aiding them in being able to maintain a virtual monopoly on energy shipments to the EU, allowing for at-will price gouging and “Technical Difficulties” whenever Europe refuses to follow Russia’s lead. I also believe that they are testing Hitler’s “sudentland doctrine’, seeing if they can get away with biting chunks out of other countries on the pretext of supporting Russian populations in order to gain resources and strategic positions for future use. That has to be nipped in the bud now, before it gets out of hand.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 20, 2008, 8:08 pm

The NPR Georgia expert dude (whose name I totally forget) said that the pipeline through Georgia was incomplete and entirely funded by speculative investors from the West. He seemed quite certain that the current unrest meant that it would never be finished, because the situation in Georgia was now too flakey to support further investment.

NPR, lefties, grain of salt, etcetera.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 20, 2008, 8:21 pm

Stoatie: Russia has been violently opposed to the caspian sea pipeline from the beginning, because they don’t control it, and see it as a threat to their domination of the European energy market. The lead-up to the Georgian conflict appears to have been a setup from the beginning, very likely to prevent the pipeline from being completed. GAZPROM’s current domination of the European energy market gives them tremendous influence in Western European nations right now, which was the whole reason for the Caspian Sea pipeline being built in the first place. To prevent Energy blackmail from Moscow. As it stands now, Russia can virtually dictate energy prices to Europe, and if Europe doesn’t follow Moscow’s political lead, the OOPS – sorry – technical difficulties – sorry the price tripled overnight…..

Comment from Gabriel
Time: August 20, 2008, 9:19 pm

The obsession over the BTC pipeline is the wrong tack.

First, it’s been in operation off and on since 2006. Just a week before the Russian invasion, PKK rebels bombed a chunk of it in Turkey and temporarily shut it down. It was still shut down when Russia made air attacks on it during the first days on the war. The effect of the PKK bombing or the Russian attack on international oil prices? Meh. Prices dropped anyways.

Second, sure it’s supported by Western countries and financed by Western oil companies (with the exception of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan), and as I wrote last week has done more to tie Azerbaijan and Turkey to the West than much of our public diplomacy. (I think GTEP and its successor programs to train the Georgian military did more to tie Georgia to us than the pipeline.) But you know what else ties the Caucasus to the West? An aggressive Russia.

Third, this happened now, not because of some desire to control more of the oil market, nor to protect South Ossetians from some mythic genocide. Rather, this well-planned and plotted war was Russia’s attempt to reassert a sphere of influence–a geographic and ideological buffer zone in which it exerts supreme control and from which the West is excluded. Russia almost had to act now or never because it felt the noose, NATO, tightening. To the extent it intended to create the geographic and ideological buffer zone, it failed.

Yes, it managed to hold on to South Ossetia and Abkhazia and is continuing to reinforce troops in other regions of Georgia. But Western nations have become more engaged with Georgia, not less. Moreover, the Russian attempt to topple President Saakashvili and replace him with a more amenable puppet failed. Now the noose is tightening even more than before as we fast-track missile deals and NATO overtures to the rest of the former soviet sphere of influence.

The greatest trick Russia ever pulled was convincing the world it was harmless (at worse) or even a friend (at best). That is over now.

Sorry this got so long.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: August 20, 2008, 10:32 pm

I think “oleaginous” is the perfect word for Clin-ton. (“Greetings. I am Clin-ton. As overlord, all will kneel trembling before me.”)

That report that Russia is fixing to send some of its navy to Venezuela really struck me. It seems that many people today are just bound and determined to drag us back through the ’70s. It’s times like this I almost wish I drank.

Gabe’s wording in his antepenultimate sentence makes me think of something I read somewhere, to the effect that the devil’s greatest accomplishment was convincing men that he doesn’t exist.

This has been your string of random, unrelated remarks for the evening.

Comment from LemurKing
Time: August 20, 2008, 10:55 pm

Ole… ohlegimu.. oblagim.. oleogamus… Whatever that word is, Mrs. Peel… it hurts me. Very painful.

An’ then you go on to something about the ultimate penny-ante somethingorother. Whew. I don’t want to learn dadgumit.

And yes, you can just about equate Putin to evil personified. I couldn’t have been the only one to cringe at Bush and Putin hugging and slapping each other on the back.

I hadn’t heard about the Russia/Venezuela thing. Are we headed for another Cuba? It’s obvious that Putin and crew are trying to make a point but the question is how far will they go to do so?

I am babbling like a brook, sorry.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: August 21, 2008, 12:34 am

Well, I don’t know about babbling, but a number of Cornfielders dedicated their photoshop skills to the denizens of P-Land. You might find some of these amusing.. 🙂




And before you ask, Bumble is the Cornfield mascot, representing several of the Pravda contributors and moderators….

Comment from XBradTC
Time: August 21, 2008, 1:01 am

Wendy, Let me leap in from yesterday and take a couple of kicks while you are down. don’t worry, I’ll wear my fuzzy slippers.

Who started this war? Georgia, sorta. Yes, there is a separatist movement in S. Ossettia. But it is wholly a creation of the Russians. They found a couple of thugs and transformed them into a “movement”. They funded them, armed them, trained them. They instigated violence against Georgia proper and in the Ossettian region itself. This isn’t something that cropped up in August. This isn’t even something that cropped up in the last year. The Russians have been doing this since the day Georgia broke away.

As to the claim of 2000 dead, that’s been fairly well debunked. IIRC, the real number was closer to 165 civilians killed. And you mention that the Georgians had run of the town the first day? They weren’t alone. The Russians had 2000 troops in town already. Not to mention the SO militias. If the Georgians were tossing grenades in buildings, it wasn’t to whack some babushka. And the Russian Army had elements of their armor well into SO on the first day. It was a pretty stunning achievement. Even granted that the Russians were cocked and ready to go, rolling that far that fast was pretty impressive.

I’m pretty unabashedly on Georgia’s side in this fight.

Comment from Gregory the First
Time: August 21, 2008, 7:00 am

Yes, well, I’m staying out of the Russo-Goergia fights being reenacted all over the blogosphere right now, is what I’m thinkin’.

wendyworn: if you haven’t been chewed out by one part of the blogosphere or another, you’re doing it wrong. I won’t worry about it. I had my ass handed to me here once – deserved it too, sure, somewhat.

oleaginous – don’t that mean ‘oily’? And in greasy, slimy, oily? BJ Clinton’s more ‘all over you like a cheap suit’, no?

Scubafreak: partly ‘Middle Kingdom’, yes. Partly ‘Mao-craziness’, maybe. Partly ‘imperialist British pigs trampling all over our sovereignty and forcing us to become opium druggies’, definitely. Chinese all over the world (ethnic, citizen or otherwise) have a large-sized ego and superiority complex – I should know, I am one after all. All for Western culture and civilisation, I am, and hoping for democratic China, I am also. Type like Yoda, I do not – Yoda doesn’t type…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 21, 2008, 7:13 am

I hope you’re a native English speaker, Gregory. That, or ‘Gregory’ isn’t your real name. Otherwise, that’s a pretty cruel burden. Uncle B used to import curry powder from a nice Chinese woman named Margaret who struggled mightily to speak her own name.

On the narrow question of what went down in South Ossetia, I’m agnostic. On the broader geopolitical question, I come down hard and heavy on Georgia’s side. I think we have sincere friends in the Eastern Bloc, and Russia under Putin is the same long letter full of bad news it’s always been.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 21, 2008, 7:24 am

Oh, here’s an intelligent spam:

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The “goody goody liquorholy” part is trying to get inside my head and chant itself.

Comment from cranky
Time: August 21, 2008, 8:40 am

I think BrewFan might be interested in the portion of the spam that mentions goodfellow afb. That base, in San Angelo, Texas, is where the crypto geeks go to train.

Maybe it is a coded message in the form of spam.

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Time: August 21, 2008, 9:33 am

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Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 21, 2008, 12:05 pm

Are we still talking about this? Is it too late to say “sorry I brought it up”. I would say more about my position on the matter (now that I’m sober) but I just want it to go away now.

Comment from XBradTC
Time: August 21, 2008, 12:22 pm

Just note, please, that I didn’t make a single attack on you, Wendy.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: August 21, 2008, 12:31 pm

Thank you XBradTC. That should be how its done

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 21, 2008, 3:12 pm

For some amusement, check this out. The whole thing is funny; the end is hilarious!
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Comment from Gregory the First
Time: August 22, 2008, 3:02 am

Weasel: Yea, forsooth, I doth be a native English speaker. In a manner of speaking.

Chinese aren’t supposed to have problems with Ls and Rs – that’s supposed to be a Japanese issue, because the two vowels are the same.

And yes, Gregory is my real name. So is Kong. Jiang Zemin is my cousin (same surname, same generation name). Not that he’s in favour with the current ChiCom Politburo.

Thank YHWH the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that my parents didn’t name me George. With my size… shoot, I’d never hear the end of that stupid nursery rhyme.

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