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Look out there, Mister President

Oh, come on…I can’t be the only one who pictured the above when Drudge went with this image for his headliner today.

I could never understand what was supposed to be so moving about Palestinian youth throwing rocks at tanks. Standing stock still in front of a line of tanks, like the Tiananmen Square dude — that’s impressive.

Throwing rocks at gigantic armored vehicles? That’s retarded.

Comments


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: March 30, 2010, 10:02 pm

BUT!! BUT!! BUT!! It’s so BRAVE and PROGRESSIVE and….

WHUPS, she just got run over by the Bulldozer……


Comment from Mike C.
Time: March 30, 2010, 10:28 pm

“Throwing rocks at gigantic armored vehicles? That’s retarded.”

Screws up the paint job, too.

Just imagine what Big Daddy Roth could have done with an M1A1…


Comment from mongo
Time: March 30, 2010, 11:04 pm

uh, I don’t think that link goes where you think it goes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t link to teh pron, either.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 30, 2010, 11:12 pm

It goes to the right place for me, mongo. Drudge (and others) used a picture of Obama throwing out a pitch in St Louis last year, to illustrate the fact that he’s going to do it again tonight in DC. They had to use an old picture on account of he hadn’t done it yet.


Comment from Pavel
Time: March 31, 2010, 12:12 am

Hey hey hey now. You are inciting violence against Presidents who wear Mom Jeans. Violence by people who drive tanks.

Or are you being crafty, and inciting violence against people who drive tanks? Violence by Presidents who throw like girls.

In either case, it’s racist. You’re all like, “I could never understand what was supposed to be so moving about Palestinian youth throwing rocks at tanks, BOY.”


Comment from JeffS
Time: March 31, 2010, 12:17 am

I hope O!bama was coached on how to properly pitch a baseball. Last year, he was pathetic; a drunk Russian with both arms broken could have done a better job.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 31, 2010, 1:28 am

“Throwing rocks at gigantic armored vehicles? That’s retarded.”

Actually, they throw rocks at the crew, and at any Israeli who is outside. And at any vulnerable equipment, such as lights, or non-armored vehicles.

It’s not retarded, it’s childish, vicious, and phony. They know the Israelis won’t retaliate.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: March 31, 2010, 4:02 am

Personally, I think the Israeli’s should develop paintball pellets filled with Skunk Musk to use against the rock throwers. Completely non-lethal, and yet disgusting enough to discourage all but the most ardent fanatics


Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: March 31, 2010, 2:27 pm

“Throwing rocks at gigantic armored vehicles? That’s retarded.”

If you were there to see the dwindling Hebrew population hurling debris and what not at sturdy German machinery in Warsaw ghetto in 1942, what would you call it? heroic? inspiring? motivational? unprecedented? or… still retarded?

Not every person with a grudge against armor has the resources (and foresight) to stockpile Raytheon Javelins. We all aspire to be Debecka Pass reenactors, but less than one out of billion will come close.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 31, 2010, 3:39 pm

Probably still retarded, actually. I’m not a big fan of pointless theater.


Comment from JuliaM
Time: March 31, 2010, 3:45 pm

JeffS: He could always ask the little woman to do it. She seems to have the arms for it…


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 31, 2010, 5:50 pm

Waiter! A dish of cream for my friend JuliaM, if you will ;)


Comment from Uncle Pinky
Time: March 31, 2010, 10:06 pm

Just reminds me that he’s yet another bleedin’ southpaw. Droit, gauche. Dexter, sinister.

While I do know one or two of the species Imsoleberalus Mywritinghandislefticus that are not out to destroy all that is pure or good, they are quite scarce. I do encourage them by teaching them how to juggle. Then I get them to ambidextrous status. Then I tie them to a public school desk, what is made for decent humans, until they learn the error of their ways.

I even wear the ribbon and the wristband. “Right is Right and Left is Wrong”

How one of these became President I’ll never know. “Oh, I’m left-handed because I’m more attuned to the creative side of my brain.” Response:”How’s about creating some of the damn drinks from your side before I get so weeded that I beat you with a shovel and fill your lungs with live water moccasins?”

Worked. For about ten minutes.

There are some good ones, I’ll admit, but mostly it’s Demosthenes and the lantern time.


Comment from harbqll
Time: March 31, 2010, 10:16 pm

Paintball pellets filled with skunk musk.

Holy crap. That’s genius. I wonder if I can synthesize it, instead of actually having to harvest skunks. It’s probably just some kind of thiol mixture, so how tough could it be?

Igor! To the lab! We have research to do!


Comment from hoodaticus
Time: March 31, 2010, 10:54 pm

If they were any GOOD at throwing rocks, the reactive armor might explode off of the tank, for a most entertaining effect.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 31, 2010, 11:03 pm

CUZ! Welcome to mine humble blog.

We ascertained at Weasel Zippers that hoodaticus and I may be cousins, on account of we are both related to a former governor of Tennessee. Actually, I thought you were claiming kinship with Nathaniel Taylor, who is an ancestor and, I think, the guy who got Tennessee stuck with the title “the Volunteer State.”


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 31, 2010, 11:06 pm

On this hilarious thread about the egregious Charles Johnson spotting the Tennessee state flag at a tea party and musing about whether it was a neo-Nazi symbol.


Comment from hoodaticus
Time: March 31, 2010, 11:20 pm

I still have to call up my grandmother in Greeneville to find out which governor it was, but indeed, we could be related :) .


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 1, 2010, 5:07 am

Uncle Pinky: George H. W. Bush I, Bill Clinton, and H. Ross Perot are all left-handed. So in 1992, we had three of em running for President.


Comment from Uncle Pinky
Time: April 1, 2010, 11:46 am

Yup. ’92. Year I lost my knees.

Totally not my fault. There was just too much damn leftness in the air. CNN did many reports of an angry populace who couldn’t handle the concept of having a lefty for Prez.

Although G.H.W. is one of those exceptions I mentioned before. And I like Perot. He’s pocket-sized, and says whacky things.


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 1, 2010, 3:33 pm

SSAF: The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was in 1943. The Jews did not waste their time throwing rocks. They used Molotov cocktails and other improvised real weapons. But then they were fighting against an enemy that intended to kill them, whereas the Palestinians are harassing an enemy that only wants to keep the Palestinians from killing them.


Comment from Hotrodelectric
Time: April 1, 2010, 6:39 pm

SSAF: The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was in 1943. The Jews did not waste their time throwing rocks. They used Molotov cocktails and other improvised real weapons. But then they were fighting against an enemy that intended to kill them, whereas the Palestinians are harassing an enemy that only wants to keep the Palestinians from killing them.

What was so damn impressive was the Warsaw Jews were able to keep the SS from completing their mission for several months. It wasn’t just Molotov Cocktails (which proved surprisingly useful), but they actually created an arsenal of bombs, grenades, and small-caliber arms, stockpiled throughout the Ghetto. Knowing full well they were about to die in a most terrible fashion, it freed the Jews to fight exactly as a group with nothing to lose. Talk about heroic resistance…


Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: April 2, 2010, 1:15 pm

Mizz Weasel, did you perchance ‘shop the main gun of a PT-76 into the pic? I allus thought the Merkava had a 120mm…oooops, it’s a ‘scope, not a tube.

My bad.

Carry on.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 2, 2010, 4:31 pm

No, Bill, it’s the main gun of a paintball tank. No shit. Even with a bit of tread showing, the ‘shop didn’t look enough like a tank to me without a sticky-outy thing.

It is actually facing the wrong way, but I was hoping it wouldn’t sore thumb too much in silhouette. Kind of a lame effort, but not a good enough idea to sink hours into.


Comment from d3ft punk
Time: April 12, 2010, 12:19 am

Sorry so late to this one, but that picture would look right if there were no tube. Those racks you see on the side of the turret are multi-purpose assemblies for lots of different, tank-related things (like rockets and flares). Usually, when the kids throw rocks it is _after_ the vehicle has driven by. Can’t tell you how many times those “cute little children” would’ve met Mohammed if they started that crap in front of the working end of the weapons.

Long story short, photoshop that barrel back out, and then you can go back to your racist, fascist, jingoist hatred of our dear leader.

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