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From the UK government-funded BBC;

Police investigate racist hate crime at British Army base in Cyprus
14 August 2020

Military police have been called in to investigate a racist hate crime carried out at a British Army base in Cyprus.

A black soldier found racist graffiti sprayed on his car at Dhekelia camp, currently home to troops from 1st Battalion, The Princess Of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

After all, what white racist doesn’t want to spray paint “talk too much” on a black’s car?

You might almost think that most of the Hate Crime practitioners are self-absorbed nonwhites who can’t be bothered to imagine what actual whites would say…

Photographs show a racist word sprayed on his car.

The Ministry of Defence condemned the attack and confirmed a criminal investigation is under way.

Photographs released on social media show a white car daubed with a highly offensive racist insult along with what appears to be an attack on the Black Lives Matter movement with “All Life Matter” sprayed in black paint across the vehicle.

The BBC has confirmed the car belonged to a black soldier serving with the regiment.

The incident happened on Thursday while the vehicle was parked inside the camp behind security fencing and gates.

The racist abuse sprayed on the car includes the N-word. …

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) personnel make up just over 8% of the total armed forces – with a target to increase that proportion to 10% this year.

In other words, the vast majority of volunteers for the military in the UK are whites.

Statistics show that personnel from BAME backgrounds are more likely to complain about bullying harassment and discrimination.

In other words, nonwhites tends to bellyachers.

Media caption: Former soldier Mark de Kretser: “People called me Apu from The Simpsons

Obviously, Simpson’s related-joshing is worse than slogging across the Falklands under heavy fire from the Argentinians.

 
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  1. “What are we going to use on them? Harsh language?”

    • Replies: @DAI. K
    @Ray P

    Probably fake. Im tooling up...

  2. Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it’s pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson’s “Boogie Nights” and hours later, I’m still in shock. It’s a bloody masterpiece. I’m a big admirer of “Magnolia” but I pretty much dislike his other work. I’ve heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn’t want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of “Magnolia” had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise’s only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I’m still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he’s now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Paul Thomas Anderson is really good at what he does.

    A friend of mine was in a a PTA 2007 movie with DDl. It seemed awfully good until 15 minutes into "No Country for Old Men" when he realized that the Coens were going to win Best Picture, and rightfully so, other than than DDL for "There Shall Be Blood."

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Single malt

    , @AceDeuce
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    One of my favorites. Kickass soundtrack, as well.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "It's a bloody masterpiece."

    It's mildly interesting; but so much of the plot hinges on a giant penis. I noticed you included an Ingmar Bergman film in your top five. That explains your attraction to Boogie Nights. Not even your inclusion of Apocalypse Now, the best film in the galaxy, can excuse your glorification of Ingmar Bergman's giant penis.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    , @Cato
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    It is funny how that goes... A film that would have been ah...hum any other time, you watch it and it just so completely speaks to you -- I always consider these moments messages from God, just like in the old days when hitchhiking, you get in a car and the driver says all these things that he probably didn't plan to say, but were just the right things to say, to me.

    , @obwandiyag
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Movie sucks and you're a pervert for liking it.

  3. Yet another hit by PUTIN to demoralize and hollow out the glorious armed forces of RUMP/UK and their two aircraft carriers, wherever they may be.

    The car has already been dragged into psychological rehab after the racist hate crime. Its MCU officially declared that it wants to “return to the Source”, whatever that may be.

    Here is Ghaddafi about encountering racism in the british forces when he was being schooled there:

    At 52:00.

  4. You might almost think that most of the Hate Crime practitioners are self-absorbed nonwhites who can’t be bothered to imagine what actual whites would say…

    Remember when the Israeli’s got caught dubbing slurs on the passengers of the Gaza flotilla against the commando raiders with such lines as ‘Go back to Auschwitz!’. What choice did they have? Those people had to die.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_flotilla_raid

    Though more broadly, that immigrant minorities (And the indigenous) find it unacceptable to be made fun of due to their different appearance because it’s linked to their ethnicity but not for other reasons (Like having red hair or just about anything) as if rife in the British military is just another argument in favour of how much inherent value we actually place on ethnicity and that it is real and very important and probably not a good for the indigenous ethnicity to be displaced in their homeland to no limit.

    • Agree: bomag
  5. And naturally, a military base will have CCTV cameras covering every square inch so this shouldn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Anonymous


    And naturally, a military base will have CCTV cameras covering every square inch so this shouldn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve.
     
    So the story will quietly disappear like so many others have.

    Replies: @Gordo

  6. Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word “bum” in English slang usually means “ass” not “hobo”. If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think it might be 'BLM'.

    , @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think the word "bum" is actually uppercase "BLM." Albeit with a curvy L rather than a sharp L is a sure sign of racism.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @tyrone

    , @S. F. Griffin
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think it is 'BLM', not 'Bum'.

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Jonathan Mason

    Isn't it BLM, rather than 'bum'?

    , @mmack
    @Jonathan Mason

    Could be a dyslexic or illiterate tagger 😁

    , @J.Ross
    @Jonathan Mason

    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    Right there, right there, don't move from that line of thought, and ask: who in this case do we already know about who shares any characteristics with a child?

    , @Henry's Cat
    @Jonathan Mason

    "All Life Matter" isn't the most inspiring motto for an army regiment.

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Jonathan Mason

    The vehicle already enjoyed unearned white car privilege and needed to be taken down a peg or two.

  7. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    I think it might be ‘BLM’.

    • Agree: Charlotte
    • LOL: Roderick Spode
  8. Anon[330] • Disclaimer says:

    The first thing that the investigators should look into is whether there is anything imminent in this soldier’s life: a transfer, as hearing of some sort, a disciplinary action possibly in the works, problems with other soldiers that might make him wanto to be relocated, etc. In other words, is there something that a knucklehead soldier might think being a the target of racism might change the trajectory of.

  9. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    I think the word “bum” is actually uppercase “BLM.” Albeit with a curvy L rather than a sharp L is a sure sign of racism.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @James Speaks

    Mason spent just a little too much time in prison.

    (Not a joke, he used to work in one.)

    , @tyrone
    @James Speaks

    Oh the decline of penmanship …..is nothing spared in this crazy mixed up world.

  10. Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) personnel make up just over 8% of the total armed forces – with a target to increase that proportion to 10% this year.

    Once you subtract out the honourable foreign mercenaries, such as Ghurkas and Fijians, you get a much lower percentage.

    British born minorities don’t tend to see patriotic service, for Britain, as something they want to do, for whatever reason.

    Famously, ISIS had more British-born Muslim recruits than the UK military, at one point. Given the discrepancy in the ease of job interview, conditions and security, this is especially shocking.

    • Replies: @Cato
    @Not Only Wrathful


    Famously, ISIS had more British-born Muslim recruits than the UK military, at one point. Given the discrepancy in the ease of job interview, conditions and security, this is especially shocking.
     
    Holy sh*t! Could this be right?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  11. Did the soldier buy racism insurance before joining the army?
    Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Escher

    Two Ghanaian guys tried to claim that once.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/black-soldier-sues-over-cold-weather-injuries-kw6tnnt9m

    A black former soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence for failing to take into account his ethnicity before sending him on winter training exercises which resulted in career-ending injuries.

    Abdoulie Bojang, who was born in Gambia and now lives in Warwickshire, was medically discharged last September as a result of injuries sustained while training in Banff, Canada.
     

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/01/west-african-soldier-sues-mod-over-severe-cold-during-military-e/

    A soldier born in Ghana is suing the Ministry of Defence for £200,000 claiming he suffered severe cold during a military exercise in Wales.

    Gershon Rawlings, 33, has brought the negligence claim arguing his West African ethnicity made him more likely to suffer than other troops.

    According to his lawyers he suffered numbness and tingling in his feet after being made to sleep outdoors in a waterproof poncho.

     

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    , @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

  12. As in the phrase “does my BLM look big in this?”. Probably said about the NYT editor about his paper at some point.

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  13. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    I think it is ‘BLM’, not ‘Bum’.

  14. They misspelled “COCK PISS PARTRIDGE” Lol

    FYI: Alan Partridge reference

  15. @Escher
    Did the soldier buy racism insurance before joining the army?
    Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Replies: @Altai, @ic1000

    Two Ghanaian guys tried to claim that once.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/black-soldier-sues-over-cold-weather-injuries-kw6tnnt9m

    A black former soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence for failing to take into account his ethnicity before sending him on winter training exercises which resulted in career-ending injuries.

    Abdoulie Bojang, who was born in Gambia and now lives in Warwickshire, was medically discharged last September as a result of injuries sustained while training in Banff, Canada.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/01/west-african-soldier-sues-mod-over-severe-cold-during-military-e/

    A soldier born in Ghana is suing the Ministry of Defence for £200,000 claiming he suffered severe cold during a military exercise in Wales.

    Gershon Rawlings, 33, has brought the negligence claim arguing his West African ethnicity made him more likely to suffer than other troops.

    According to his lawyers he suffered numbness and tingling in his feet after being made to sleep outdoors in a waterproof poncho.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Altai

    Well, in fairness, everyone in Ghana lives a life of pampered luxury in their splendid plantation mansions. Almost makes you wonder why anyone would ever leave!

    Also in fairness, and slightly more seriously, negroes aren't very well adapted (genetically!) to cold weather. When we used to live in a crime-ridden legacy metropolis, we used to love the advent of wintertime because they tended to stay inside and do drugs and watch TV rather than attack white people on the streets and subways.

  16. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it's pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson's "Boogie Nights" and hours later, I'm still in shock. It's a bloody masterpiece. I'm a big admirer of "Magnolia" but I pretty much dislike his other work. I've heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn't want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of "Magnolia" had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise's only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I'm still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he's now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cato, @obwandiyag

    Paul Thomas Anderson is really good at what he does.

    A friend of mine was in a a PTA 2007 movie with DDl. It seemed awfully good until 15 minutes into “No Country for Old Men” when he realized that the Coens were going to win Best Picture, and rightfully so, other than than DDL for “There Shall Be Blood.”

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    I honestly haven't been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work, for years. Maybe "The Princess Mononoke," but that's about it. I don't say it lightly. I couldn't believe it. I thought "Magnolia" was pretty impressive, but Boogie Nights just broke my jaw.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Single malt
    @Steve Sailer

    “Phantom Thread”, a PTA and DDL rematch, was beautifully done, IMO.

    Replies: @Duke84

  17. appears to be an attack on the Black Lives Matter movement with “All Life Matter” sprayed in black paint across the vehicle.

    “All life matter”? (If accurately reported, the picture doesn’t show it.) Not “All lives matter”, “All life matters”? Well, there is the clue. No wonder some “universities” want to get rid of White grammar.

    It is almost as if he signed his name.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @John Henry

    It is almost as if he signed his name.
     

    Yes, and yet they'll still have trouble making any charges stick, that is if they actually bring charges, rather than memory-hole the incident once it's served its purpose.
  18. @Anonymous
    And naturally, a military base will have CCTV cameras covering every square inch so this shouldn't need Sherlock Holmes to solve.

    Replies: @Gordo

    And naturally, a military base will have CCTV cameras covering every square inch so this shouldn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve.

    So the story will quietly disappear like so many others have.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Gordo


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53780094
     
    No update on this story, looks like no other UK news sources covering it.

    Smells of the usual.
  19. NYPost


    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes…

    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    • Replies: @anon
    @HammerJack

    Looks like the Seattle Onlys are complaining about gentrification. Allegedly was an Historically Black Neighborhood where wypipo came in with their magic money, bought decaying houses and replaced them with newer structures. So someone owes some gibs to someone else.


    I'm pretty sure that any Historically Black Neighborhood in either Washington or especially Oregon most likely was an Historically White Working Class Neighborhood that some how changed over the last 50 to 100 years. But we aren't supposed to notice that because it would men the wypipo gentrifiers are reclaiming their people's land, not stealing anything from anyone.

    Notice that the Only Black Peoples Matter aren't ordering the white tenants to give land back to the Indians? Yeah, funny thing, isn't it?

    It's always about the gibs, one way or another.

    , @El Dato
    @HammerJack

    Yup, and even Native Americans kept them to tend the pla... well ... you know.

    You don't think Whitey came up with sugar cane and tobacco and cotton exploitation all on his own?

    , @ThreeCranes
    @HammerJack

    "you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth"

    Why did those blacks sell their land for less than it was worth? If that's true, he's calling them fools.

    Course, what he means is less than it is worth today now that white peepo have come in and sprinkled magic dirt on their yards.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @HammerJack

    Hammer, Buffalo has its new Medical Corridor, site of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (expanded), UB Medical School (new built), Buffalo General Hospital (espanded), Jacobs Medical Research Center (new built) and Oshei Women and Children's Hospital (new built). This area is known as the Fruit Belt because of streets named after fruit, such as Cherry Street. Cherry Street, years ago ,was home to the finest black whore house in town, but I digress. Old buildings turned into loft apartments and condos. Derelict houses now restored to their former glory. Security and a new super market on the way. Jobs. Oh, and the entrenched black residents complain about parking, but never mention that their old, run down house is now worth 10 times its former value. Did I mention jobs? Did I mention no more food desert? Did I mention security? Some people were born to live in the past and piss and moan, but now they are becoming a threat.

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    @HammerJack



    bought...the land,...kicked them out so you could live here

     

    That's generally how it works. You buy a house. Then the sellers hopefully leave so you can then move in.

    If they didn't leave, well, thats a potental sitcom plot.
  20. @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think the word "bum" is actually uppercase "BLM." Albeit with a curvy L rather than a sharp L is a sure sign of racism.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @tyrone

    Mason spent just a little too much time in prison.

    (Not a joke, he used to work in one.)

  21. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Isn’t it BLM, rather than ‘bum’?

  22. @Steve Sailer
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Paul Thomas Anderson is really good at what he does.

    A friend of mine was in a a PTA 2007 movie with DDl. It seemed awfully good until 15 minutes into "No Country for Old Men" when he realized that the Coens were going to win Best Picture, and rightfully so, other than than DDL for "There Shall Be Blood."

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Single malt

    I honestly haven’t been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work, for years. Maybe “The Princess Mononoke,” but that’s about it. I don’t say it lightly. I couldn’t believe it. I thought “Magnolia” was pretty impressive, but Boogie Nights just broke my jaw.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I honestly haven’t been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work
     
    What are some impressive things about your own work?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  23. At first I thought, “How is painting BUM on a car racist?”

    Anyway, you need more insight into today’s Royal Army:

    • Thanks: bruce county
  24. @Escher
    Did the soldier buy racism insurance before joining the army?
    Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Replies: @Altai, @ic1000

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier’s car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @ic1000

    Yeah, what if someone put mystery male liquid on the car and a noose is found nearby, possibly underneath? What then, eh??

    Anyway, most important development today:

    The love child of Big Brother and the Deep State (Deep Bother?) has issued a prolenounce (announcement to the proletariat) that "neoconservatism" shall henceforth be called "muscular liberalism":

    Now developing....

    ‘Muscular liberalism’: Washington Post columnist roasted after using strange label to describe Biden/Harris strategy

    https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1294389977682522115

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @mmack
    @ic1000

    Lacquer thinner will take spray paint off of hardened, non porous finishes like a car's paint job without damaging the underlying paint. It doesn't affect the steel portions of the body, but carefully test the plastic fascia pieces to make sure it won't damage the plastic.

    A 1 qt can costs about $7 at Walmart here in the states.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @ic1000

    Thank you for the pro tip, IC. I kind of wonder if the guy let the car overheat and blew the head gasket, or the timing belt broke on him. This may be the easiest way to get a new car now. #GoFundMyStupidityPlease.

    , @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    I hate to rain on other commenter's comments but, Acetone, toluene and lacquer thinner will damage any contemporary car's finish. Maybe if you use it very gingerly you may escape with just a little dull spot, but all three are paint thinners/removers. Don't use a lot and don't scrub. (Personally, I wouldn't use any of the above unless the car was a beater. Basically, if the spray paint has set, you're screwed though you could compound out the dullness.)

    (Just some advice from a former furniture stripper and refinisher, current sprayer of shellac, solvent and water based lacquers, automotive acrylic urethanes, automotive acrylic enamels, epoxies, alkyd oils, water-based acrylics and polyester gelcoat.)

    As my Navy buddy used to say, "If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, paint it."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Alden, @throtler

    , @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    Oh, and one last thing. Paint thinner will take off spray paint that hasn't wholly hardened without hurting the underlying paint. Also called Mineral Spirits, same thing.

    Basically, the more volatile the solvent used to thin the paint, the more resistant to everyday solvents the finish coat will be. Ordinary oil-based enamels are thinned with paint thinner and can be softened and removed with lacquer thinner. Epoxies are thinned with tolulene, xylene and lacquer thinner. Once hardened they are undamaged by paint thinner. Same general picture for older car finishes--acrylic enamels and new car finishes--urethane enamels. Urethane enamels are very resistant, but not completely so. So be careful.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Alden

  25. @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

    Yeah, what if someone put mystery male liquid on the car and a noose is found nearby, possibly underneath? What then, eh??

    Anyway, most important development today:

    The love child of Big Brother and the Deep State (Deep Bother?) has issued a prolenounce (announcement to the proletariat) that “neoconservatism” shall henceforth be called “muscular liberalism”:

    Now developing….

    ‘Muscular liberalism’: Washington Post columnist roasted after using strange label to describe Biden/Harris strategy

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @El Dato


    The love child of Big Brother and the Deep State (Deep Bother?) has issued a prolenounce (announcement to the proletariat) that “neoconservatism” shall henceforth be called “muscular liberalism”:
     
    The etymology of the “muscular” adjective, as used here, is in early 20th Century Zionism. Neoconservatism is another name for Zionism, so it isn’t surprising that the word has cropped up in its rebranding effort.
  26. Obviously, they’re not recruiting enough Muslims, who are known for not being as bigoted as Whites.

  27. Forget the vandalism, who wants to serve in the “Princess of Wales” regiment.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @David Stanley
    @Buffalo Joe

    When I joined it was the Sussex Yeomanry. Di was popular though in those days after her death.

    Replies: @BB753, @Buffalo Joe, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    , @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    , @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Buffalo Joe

    Long answer to a presumptive troll post, but here goes:
    It’s the Royal Navy but the British Army, ever notice that? Seems odd, right? Esp since it’s also the Royal Air Force?
    As a compromise at the end of the English (see: British) Civil War, every unit was allowed to keep their fundamental allegiance. Some Army units were Royalists, and kept their Royal links, some were populist/democratic and were permitted to ditch their Royal links.
    So in the British Army (the anti-royal faction, such as it was, won so it’s not “Royal”) there’s a roughly 50/50 split between Royal and non royal units.

  28. Is this the first-ever hate crime to feature a smiley face? Or is that some weird umlaut I’m reading wrong?

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  29. O/T

    Is this the first time that NYT Maggie Haberman has tweeted about Cannon Hinnant, the white child who was shot in the head execution style while in his front yard by a young black male?

    • Thanks: Trinity, Mike Tre
  30. #JUSTICE FOR CANNON HINNANT

    nuff said.

  31. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Could be a dyslexic or illiterate tagger 😁

  32. @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

    Lacquer thinner will take spray paint off of hardened, non porous finishes like a car’s paint job without damaging the underlying paint. It doesn’t affect the steel portions of the body, but carefully test the plastic fascia pieces to make sure it won’t damage the plastic.

    A 1 qt can costs about $7 at Walmart here in the states.

  33. To be fair, if an Argentinian soldier shoots at you, you’re probably safer than you are taking a stroll through London.

    • Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey
    @Zimriel

    This is true for many black soldiers being safer in Iraq than Chiracago.blacklivesmatterdependingonthecircumstances. Hey Twitter bake the cake.

  34. OT – A recent iSteve favorite, Mask-Slippage-On-BLM-as-Wealth-Redistribution-Scheme:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/travel/charleston-tourism-black-lives-matter.html

    “We haven’t seen a change in dollars going to Black businesses,” Mr. Campbell said. “We haven’t seen dollars come through from the C.V.B. The way this will work is if there are real partnerships and conversations. Helen’s got to listen to Black people in this sector. She has got to share the wealth.”

  35. @Buffalo Joe
    Forget the vandalism, who wants to serve in the "Princess of Wales" regiment.

    Replies: @David Stanley, @bruce county, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    When I joined it was the Sussex Yeomanry. Di was popular though in those days after her death.

    • Thanks: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    @David Stanley

    I never understood Lady Di's popularity.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @donut

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @David Stanley

    David, thank you and no heels or garter belts, right?

    , @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @David Stanley

    Thank you for your service

  36. You might almost think that most of the Hate Crime practitioners are self-absorbed nonwhites who can’t be bothered to imagine what actual whites would say…

    The grammar seems an inevitable giveaway.

    “‘All Life Matter’”

    Indeed. The grammatical equivalent of what John Derbyshire called the Scheisstika.

    • Agree: bruce county
    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Russ

    You’re right about the grammar, and the “talk too much” thing is the kind of mild criticism that almost sounds like helpful advice, like that incident at a Seven Sisters school a few years back: “Avoid being bitches”, someone wrote. LOL.

  37. • Replies: @Rob McX
    @MEH 0910

    A bit more plausible than Emmett Till turning 79.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  38. @James Speaks
    @Jonathan Mason

    I think the word "bum" is actually uppercase "BLM." Albeit with a curvy L rather than a sharp L is a sure sign of racism.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @tyrone

    Oh the decline of penmanship …..is nothing spared in this crazy mixed up world.

  39. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    Right there, right there, don’t move from that line of thought, and ask: who in this case do we already know about who shares any characteristics with a child?

    • LOL: Kylie
  40. All this stupidity stops when the Brits get in a real war, with a serious enemy. The only thing is, who would want to invade the place now? Let the place destroy itself, and take the sceptered isle later.

    • Replies: @Graham
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.

    And enough with the sceptred crap. Learn something about a place before you write about it, and avoid tired cliches.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  41. @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

    Thank you for the pro tip, IC. I kind of wonder if the guy let the car overheat and blew the head gasket, or the timing belt broke on him. This may be the easiest way to get a new car now. #GoFundMyStupidityPlease.

    • LOL: Escher
  42. Even in the oldest and most prestigious regiments diversity can work its magic.

    A soldier serving in the Queen’s ceremonial regiment has been found guilty of carrying out a string of armed robberies.

    Grenadier Guard Kristopher James-Merrill, 20, helped fellow guardsman Dillon Sharpe, 23, raid seven convenience stores across south London along with their friend Marlon Wright, 25, during the summer of 2018.

    The pair served in the senior British Army regiment in which soldiers wear scarlet tunics and bearskin uniforms while on ceremonial duty at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

    Sharpe, from Dulwich, south-east London, did not stand trial as he had already admitted four attempted robberies, three robberies and seven counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence between July 24 and 26.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/queen-soldier-ceremonial-regiment-armed-robberies-a4343081.html

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7882343/Grenadier-Guard-wears-medal-court-faces-trial-fellow-squaddie-armed-robberies.html

    PS – don’t forget Cannon Hinnant, and don’t forget the Feast Of The Assumption, and the centenary of the Miracle On The Vistula, when Poland (partly due to their codebreakers) saved Western Europe from suffering what Russia suffered.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)

    • Replies: @Dube
    @YetAnotherAnon

    The Battle of Warsaw 1920. Here's a dramatization of a significant incident. There's a statue in Warsaw of the priest falling in battle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fHOX8JpDX4

  43. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AllLoveHipHop/status/1294630407892348929

    Replies: @Rob McX

    A bit more plausible than Emmett Till turning 79.

    • Thanks: black sea
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Rob McX

    "Emmett Till turning 79"

    We had a party for him in my basement.

  44. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it's pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson's "Boogie Nights" and hours later, I'm still in shock. It's a bloody masterpiece. I'm a big admirer of "Magnolia" but I pretty much dislike his other work. I've heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn't want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of "Magnolia" had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise's only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I'm still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he's now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cato, @obwandiyag

    One of my favorites. Kickass soundtrack, as well.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @AceDeuce

    Yeah, it really rocks. My head is still spinning, nearly 24 hours later. "Magnolia" is an impressive movie, but it's such a self-conscious art-object that it's sort of hard to love. Whereas "Boogie Nights" is real life, half the time I forgot I was watching a movie, and I thought it was really happening. The rest of PTA's stuff I find alien and inhuman and weird.

    I haven't been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched "Nashville," or the 115th time I watched "Frozen." It's possible I may never be able to watch it again, it might turn me into a werewolf or something.

    Replies: @dfordoom

  45. Speaking of hate crimes —

    The Washington Post has a story up about the little 5 year old who was shot in the head by his neighbor. The police are still saying nothing as to motive.

    But the article does say this:

    Police have given no indication that race was a factor in the crime …. Cannon’s father and grandmother have said they do not believe the killing was racially motivated.

    Austin Hinnant told the Wilson Times that while his family appreciated the support they have received, he has been disturbed by online comments suggesting race played a role.

    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.

    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn’t told them, they should say that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/14/cannon-hinnant-killing/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @notsaying


    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.
     
    Who could be behind those posts?

    Racist? Statisticians? Racist Statisticians?
    , @Anonymous
    @notsaying


    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn’t told them, they should say that.
     
    My bet? Cannabis psychosis.
    , @Muggles
    @notsaying

    Odd, I have never read a "news" story where a White person killed a black person in cold blood, where the story went to the victim's relatives to solicit a claim that "race wasn't a motive."

    Never. Anyone?

    Replies: @Anonymous

  46. @Buffalo Joe
    Forget the vandalism, who wants to serve in the "Princess of Wales" regiment.

    Replies: @David Stanley, @bruce county, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    Several friends of mine served in Canada’s PPCLI. Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this…Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @bruce county


    "Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres."
     
    Kipling's "On Greenhow Hill" describes a sniper on the Afghan border in Victorian days. Good story . Stanley Ortheris would have appreciated that shooting.

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/On_Greenhow_Hill
    , @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Bruce, kudos to them for their skills and service, but Canada should have the Beaver Brigade or the Maple Leaf Legionaires. Who is Princess Patricia?

    Replies: @Alden, @bruce county, @Lot

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @bruce county


    Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.
     
    There are only 201.168 meters in a furlong. They should establish an Imperial furlong of 2,430 in Rob's h0no(u)r.

    They did it with the guinea. Cpl Furlong seems the equal of any guinea. Even Buffalo Joe.

    (You two should get together for tea sometime, or Molbatt's, or bolla soave, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between. You're not that far apart. I've dreamt of opening the most Canadian pub in the world, in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, that is. You are welcome to handle the decor!)

    Replies: @Lot

    , @jesse helms think-alike
    @bruce county

    An amazing shot to be sure. At that distance the holdover is hundreds of yards above the target.
    A new record was set in 2017 by Canadian Special Forces in Afghanistan at the unbelievable distance of 3450 meters with a 50 cal sniper rifle. 2.14 miles in American units.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    The Canadians are keeping the identity of the sniper secret for opsec reasons but the article claims that the shot with verified with great certainty.

    Such feats stir the imagination of anyone who has fired a rifle. However, it is a little troubling to think that at ranges over a mile the sniper can't really see who he is shooting at. He is presumably aiming at a human figure holding what appears to be a firearm or who has given some other justification for being shot. A small error or a gust of wind could easily put that bullet in an innocent bystander. During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleons Old Guard, modeled after the Persian Emperor's Immortals, prided themselves in fighting with only their bayonets. The thinking being that firearms made their job too easy.

    Replies: @BB753

    , @Anonymous
    @bruce county


    Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.
     
    Disgusting. These are war crimes. Worse, they are evil acts. It is vile to murder people for trying to defend their homeland from foreign invasion. These men will rot in Hell.
  47. anon[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @HammerJack
    NYPost



    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes...


    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

     

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    Replies: @anon, @El Dato, @ThreeCranes, @Buffalo Joe, @Hippopotamusdrome

    Looks like the Seattle Onlys are complaining about gentrification. Allegedly was an Historically Black Neighborhood where wypipo came in with their magic money, bought decaying houses and replaced them with newer structures. So someone owes some gibs to someone else.

    I’m pretty sure that any Historically Black Neighborhood in either Washington or especially Oregon most likely was an Historically White Working Class Neighborhood that some how changed over the last 50 to 100 years. But we aren’t supposed to notice that because it would men the wypipo gentrifiers are reclaiming their people’s land, not stealing anything from anyone.

    Notice that the Only Black Peoples Matter aren’t ordering the white tenants to give land back to the Indians? Yeah, funny thing, isn’t it?

    It’s always about the gibs, one way or another.

  48. @Russ

    You might almost think that most of the Hate Crime practitioners are self-absorbed nonwhites who can’t be bothered to imagine what actual whites would say…
     
    The grammar seems an inevitable giveaway.

    "'All Life Matter'"

    Indeed. The grammatical equivalent of what John Derbyshire called the Scheisstika.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    You’re right about the grammar, and the “talk too much” thing is the kind of mild criticism that almost sounds like helpful advice, like that incident at a Seven Sisters school a few years back: “Avoid being bitches”, someone wrote. LOL.

  49. @Steve Sailer
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Paul Thomas Anderson is really good at what he does.

    A friend of mine was in a a PTA 2007 movie with DDl. It seemed awfully good until 15 minutes into "No Country for Old Men" when he realized that the Coens were going to win Best Picture, and rightfully so, other than than DDL for "There Shall Be Blood."

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Single malt

    “Phantom Thread”, a PTA and DDL rematch, was beautifully done, IMO.

    • Replies: @Duke84
    @Single malt

    I love the scene where he orders breakfast.

  50. @David Stanley
    @Buffalo Joe

    When I joined it was the Sussex Yeomanry. Di was popular though in those days after her death.

    Replies: @BB753, @Buffalo Joe, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @BB753


    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.
     
    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.

    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Reg Cæsar

    , @donut
    @BB753

    She was mostly popular with women , the Lifetime TV crowd .

  51. @HammerJack
    NYPost



    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes...


    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

     

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    Replies: @anon, @El Dato, @ThreeCranes, @Buffalo Joe, @Hippopotamusdrome

    Yup, and even Native Americans kept them to tend the pla… well … you know.

    You don’t think Whitey came up with sugar cane and tobacco and cotton exploitation all on his own?

  52. “In other words, the vast majority of volunteers for the military in the UK are whites”

    And that’s a big part of the problem. Instead of joining the military and being the USA’s bitch in meaningless Middle Eastern wars (why the hell is there a bad in Cyprus to begin with?), maybe the whites over there should concentrate more on their enemies at home.

  53. @notsaying
    Speaking of hate crimes --

    The Washington Post has a story up about the little 5 year old who was shot in the head by his neighbor. The police are still saying nothing as to motive.

    But the article does say this:


    Police have given no indication that race was a factor in the crime .... Cannon’s father and grandmother have said they do not believe the killing was racially motivated.

    Austin Hinnant told the Wilson Times that while his family appreciated the support they have received, he has been disturbed by online comments suggesting race played a role.

    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.

     

    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn't told them, they should say that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/14/cannon-hinnant-killing/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anonymous, @Muggles

    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.

    Who could be behind those posts?

    Racist? Statisticians? Racist Statisticians?

  54. @HammerJack
    NYPost



    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes...


    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

     

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    Replies: @anon, @El Dato, @ThreeCranes, @Buffalo Joe, @Hippopotamusdrome

    “you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth”

    Why did those blacks sell their land for less than it was worth? If that’s true, he’s calling them fools.

    Course, what he means is less than it is worth today now that white peepo have come in and sprinkled magic dirt on their yards.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  55. Former soldier Mark de Kretser: “People called me Apu from The Simpsons”

    Soldiers bonding by giving each other smartass nicknames … stop the presses!

    The way to handle your nickname is not to be all pissy about it, but own it. Then your comrades will respect you can take a joke and start to trust you’re solid. (Though if they call you “Slim”, you might want to look in the mirror and see if maybe you should push back from the plate a bit earlier.)

    General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, called on all personnel to see the potential in every recruit and “refuse to allow intolerance”.

    There had been “soul searching” about events highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement, a defence source said.

    Bwwwwaaaa! When did Western militaries develop the sensibility of 5th grade schoolmarms?

    This policy of “we’re going drum out every guy who makes some smartass racial comment” is the worst possible sort of thing for morale and for minority soldiers fitting in. If you come with a big “you can’t say one smartass thing to me” sign emblazoned on your skin, no one is going to ever think you are “one of the guys” or want to deal with you at all. Because you aren’t one of the guys. You’re just another tool of Big Sister harassing the guys doing the job.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna, TWS
    • Replies: @Lot
    @AnotherDad

    Mark de Kretser, as you can tell from his surname, isn’t much of an Apu. He’s from an elite Dutch-Portuguese-Indian elite mixed race caste that migrated out from Ceylon to Australia when the actual Apus took over.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2019/11/06/TELEMMGLPICT000215321037_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqDPfUJJJzp2bObtoYsJdDTixK-MDVH9ygNDKLcMp8-Gk.jpeg?imwidth=450

    His father is a celebrated medical school professor whom Queen Elizabeth appointed governor of Victoria, Australia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgher_people

    , @Escher
    @AnotherDad

    America better hope those 2 oceans stay in place on each side. They’ll soon be the only reliable Defence against foreign invasion (the military, not the demographic kind).
    Same goes for the UK and the English channel.

  56. @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

    I hate to rain on other commenter’s comments but, Acetone, toluene and lacquer thinner will damage any contemporary car’s finish. Maybe if you use it very gingerly you may escape with just a little dull spot, but all three are paint thinners/removers. Don’t use a lot and don’t scrub. (Personally, I wouldn’t use any of the above unless the car was a beater. Basically, if the spray paint has set, you’re screwed though you could compound out the dullness.)

    (Just some advice from a former furniture stripper and refinisher, current sprayer of shellac, solvent and water based lacquers, automotive acrylic urethanes, automotive acrylic enamels, epoxies, alkyd oils, water-based acrylics and polyester gelcoat.)

    As my Navy buddy used to say, “If it moves, salute it. If it doesn’t move, paint it.”

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @ThreeCranes

    Yes, I'm pretty sure you're right. In fact, even engine oil residue on the paintwork will permanently stain it if it's not promptly washed off. I often notice hand marks on cars, so clear you could almost make out the fingerprints. This is from people working on the engine who don't wash off the stains they leave on the bodywork when touch it with their dirty hands.

    Replies: @scrivener3

    , @Alden
    @ThreeCranes

    I’d try scouring powder and an old washcloth first. It wouldn’t hurt the car paint. It would scour off some of the spray paint in several scrubbing sessions.

    The advantage of getting your car waxed regularly is that the wax becomes a protective layer between the car paint and whatever is painted on the car.

    If the scouring powder doesn’t work a new paint job. I know guys who always buy a couple cans of matching spray paint from the dealer when they buy the car. There’s some pretty good repair and restore kits at the auto supply stores.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    , @throtler
    @ThreeCranes

    Use a product that claims to be a graffitti remover. I have used it on a car and it did not spoil the finish.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

  57. Since the minor vandalism of a British soldier’s car in Cyprus has become an international cause celebre; I, as a citizen of the world feel obligated to help get to the bottom of this.
    MI6 should team with MOSSAD, NCIS, NSA, and the FBI to bring the perps to justice. Don’t ask me how I know…but I believe there is a common denominator between the unsolved Althea Bernstein lighter fluid attack/hate crime and this spray paint vandalism/hate crime almost half a world away. The investigators need to check for four 18-20 year old Caucasian men (possibly wearing Hawaian shirts) who traveled between Madison, Wisconsin and Cyprus in the last month. Utilizing these tips, a thorough investigation of travel records as well as security camera footage near both crime scenes should result with the perpetrators of these vile acts incarcerated!

    • Replies: @Russ
    @TontoBubbaGoldstein


    The investigators need to check for four 18-20 year old Caucasian men (possibly wearing Hawaian shirts) who traveled between Madison, Wisconsin and Cyprus in the last month. Utilizing these tips, a thorough investigation of travel records as well as security camera footage near both crime scenes should result with the perpetrators of these vile acts incarcerated!
     
    A subset of these suspects is suspected of wintering in tony neighborhoods of Chicago, preying upon Subway customers out and about in the subzero dead of night.
    , @El Dato
    @TontoBubbaGoldstein

    It all makes sense now!

    https://i.postimg.cc/CxP47b61/Dominion-Tank-Police-It-all-makes-sense-now.jpg

  58. @ic1000
    @Escher

    > Hopefully they will cover the cost of the paint job.

    Pro tip: you can remove many kinds of spray paint with an acetone-soaked rag, and most of the rest will come off with toluene. So a GoFundMe campaign for about £10 ought to cover the cost of remediating the damage to this soldier's car.

    The physical damage. Psychic trauma: priceless. As Jussie, Althea, and so many others will confirm.

    Replies: @El Dato, @mmack, @Achmed E. Newman, @ThreeCranes, @ThreeCranes

    Oh, and one last thing. Paint thinner will take off spray paint that hasn’t wholly hardened without hurting the underlying paint. Also called Mineral Spirits, same thing.

    Basically, the more volatile the solvent used to thin the paint, the more resistant to everyday solvents the finish coat will be. Ordinary oil-based enamels are thinned with paint thinner and can be softened and removed with lacquer thinner. Epoxies are thinned with tolulene, xylene and lacquer thinner. Once hardened they are undamaged by paint thinner. Same general picture for older car finishes–acrylic enamels and new car finishes–urethane enamels. Urethane enamels are very resistant, but not completely so. So be careful.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @ThreeCranes

    Thank, TC. If it were my car... assuming per Achmed that I hadn't just snapped the serpentine belt... I'd rub lightly with paint thinner, then step through the other solvents to see what I could get away with. (I can adjust my thinking based on wiser commenters without totally agreeing.) Then again, if this were my car, it'd be over ten years old with over 130,000 miles, so I wouldn't have much future depreciation to worry about.

    One of the other crimes discussed in this thread, though far less newsworthy, couldn't be fixed for £10, or any sum of money.

    , @Alden
    @ThreeCranes

    That’s the thing. Whatever you use, be very careful and slow. Have a big bucket of water and a bit of detergent for rinsing if it looks like the solvent is destroying the car paint. Most solvents and repair kits have the warning “ test on a small area first”

  59. @Zimriel
    To be fair, if an Argentinian soldier shoots at you, you're probably safer than you are taking a stroll through London.

    Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey

    This is true for many black soldiers being safer in Iraq than Chiracago.blacklivesmatterdependingonthecircumstances. Hey Twitter bake the cake.

  60. @notsaying
    Speaking of hate crimes --

    The Washington Post has a story up about the little 5 year old who was shot in the head by his neighbor. The police are still saying nothing as to motive.

    But the article does say this:


    Police have given no indication that race was a factor in the crime .... Cannon’s father and grandmother have said they do not believe the killing was racially motivated.

    Austin Hinnant told the Wilson Times that while his family appreciated the support they have received, he has been disturbed by online comments suggesting race played a role.

    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.

     

    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn't told them, they should say that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/14/cannon-hinnant-killing/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anonymous, @Muggles

    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn’t told them, they should say that.

    My bet? Cannabis psychosis.

  61. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @BB753
    @David Stanley

    I never understood Lady Di's popularity.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @donut

    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.

    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.

    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Anonymous

    Pretty accurate I would say.

    One chap I worked with at the time was distraught though. Co-incidentally he was gay.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous



    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.
     
    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.
     
    She re-Anglicized the royal line. William and Henry's generation is the first in centuries to be more than 50%. Give her that much.

    Also, loving Diana was an indirect way of showing disapproval, however mild, of the Windsors.


    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.
     
    On the other hand, this was about the same time as the ridiculously emotional response and overreaction to the Dunblane incident. A couple of dozen residents of a Scottish village own pistols, and you disarm all of them except the only one who mattered.

    Thomas Hamilton, and before him, Michael Ryan. Englishmen are disarmed due to the misbehavior of a couple of Celts. What is wrong with this picture?

    Brits on Quora.com claim something like 90% support in the UK for these bans. Of course, it's easy to ban things that only 0.1% of the populace possesses. It was rather different during our Prohibition!

    They need to bring back that old longbow law.

    Oh, can any lurking Liverpudlians explain this?

    "In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to go topless in public, unless she is a clerk in a tropical fish store."

  62. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it's pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson's "Boogie Nights" and hours later, I'm still in shock. It's a bloody masterpiece. I'm a big admirer of "Magnolia" but I pretty much dislike his other work. I've heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn't want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of "Magnolia" had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise's only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I'm still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he's now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cato, @obwandiyag

    “It’s a bloody masterpiece.”

    It’s mildly interesting; but so much of the plot hinges on a giant penis. I noticed you included an Ingmar Bergman film in your top five. That explains your attraction to Boogie Nights. Not even your inclusion of Apocalypse Now, the best film in the galaxy, can excuse your glorification of Ingmar Bergman’s giant penis.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You're the one looking at the kooky penis; I'm the one looking at the astonishing Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson, and thinking, goddammit! He made the greatest movie in history, and he also f!cked both of them! I'm gonna kill this bastard!

    I used to bang all my leading ladies, too. But, ya gotta admit, Liv Ullman is just in another category... I still wanna strangle Bergman for getting there first.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  63. @Rob McX
    @MEH 0910

    A bit more plausible than Emmett Till turning 79.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Emmett Till turning 79”

    We had a party for him in my basement.

  64. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    “All Life Matter” isn’t the most inspiring motto for an army regiment.

  65. @notsaying
    Speaking of hate crimes --

    The Washington Post has a story up about the little 5 year old who was shot in the head by his neighbor. The police are still saying nothing as to motive.

    But the article does say this:


    Police have given no indication that race was a factor in the crime .... Cannon’s father and grandmother have said they do not believe the killing was racially motivated.

    Austin Hinnant told the Wilson Times that while his family appreciated the support they have received, he has been disturbed by online comments suggesting race played a role.

    “This is no racial issue,” Hinnant said, adding that he was praying for the people behind those posts.

     

    Authorities are doing nobody any good by not speaking out about why Darrius Sessoms did this. If he hasn't told them, they should say that.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/14/cannon-hinnant-killing/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Anonymous, @Muggles

    Odd, I have never read a “news” story where a White person killed a black person in cold blood, where the story went to the victim’s relatives to solicit a claim that “race wasn’t a motive.”

    Never. Anyone?

    • Agree: throtler
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Muggles


    Odd, I have never read a “news” story where a White person killed a black person in cold blood, where the story went to the victim’s relatives to solicit a claim that “race wasn’t a motive.”

    Never. Anyone?
     
    In this case, they may have first hand knowledge.
  66. @HammerJack
    NYPost



    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes...


    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

     

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    Replies: @anon, @El Dato, @ThreeCranes, @Buffalo Joe, @Hippopotamusdrome

    Hammer, Buffalo has its new Medical Corridor, site of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (expanded), UB Medical School (new built), Buffalo General Hospital (espanded), Jacobs Medical Research Center (new built) and Oshei Women and Children’s Hospital (new built). This area is known as the Fruit Belt because of streets named after fruit, such as Cherry Street. Cherry Street, years ago ,was home to the finest black whore house in town, but I digress. Old buildings turned into loft apartments and condos. Derelict houses now restored to their former glory. Security and a new super market on the way. Jobs. Oh, and the entrenched black residents complain about parking, but never mention that their old, run down house is now worth 10 times its former value. Did I mention jobs? Did I mention no more food desert? Did I mention security? Some people were born to live in the past and piss and moan, but now they are becoming a threat.

    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
    @Buffalo Joe

    No doubt local billboards feature smiling black surgeons or smiling black children with their white medical saviours.

  67. @Achmed E. Newman
    All this stupidity stops when the Brits get in a real war, with a serious enemy. The only thing is, who would want to invade the place now? Let the place destroy itself, and take the sceptered isle later.

    Replies: @Graham

    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.

    And enough with the sceptred crap. Learn something about a place before you write about it, and avoid tired cliches.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Graham


    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.
     
    I meant "invade", as in war. Read in context.

    Don't get all pissy. We have the same problem. Our military (excepting the Marines, until very recently) is a big social experiment. Were there a real war with an enemy of close to the firepower, the stupidity all stops. The difference is that our Neocons are trying to get us in many wars, some with serious enemies. They don't know when to stop.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Ben tillman

  68. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    “Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.”

    Kipling’s “On Greenhow Hill” describes a sniper on the Afghan border in Victorian days. Good story . Stanley Ortheris would have appreciated that shooting.

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/On_Greenhow_Hill

  69. @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    Since the minor vandalism of a British soldier's car in Cyprus has become an international cause celebre; I, as a citizen of the world feel obligated to help get to the bottom of this.
    MI6 should team with MOSSAD, NCIS, NSA, and the FBI to bring the perps to justice. Don't ask me how I know...but I believe there is a common denominator between the unsolved Althea Bernstein lighter fluid attack/hate crime and this spray paint vandalism/hate crime almost half a world away. The investigators need to check for four 18-20 year old Caucasian men (possibly wearing Hawaian shirts) who traveled between Madison, Wisconsin and Cyprus in the last month. Utilizing these tips, a thorough investigation of travel records as well as security camera footage near both crime scenes should result with the perpetrators of these vile acts incarcerated!

    Replies: @Russ, @El Dato

    The investigators need to check for four 18-20 year old Caucasian men (possibly wearing Hawaian shirts) who traveled between Madison, Wisconsin and Cyprus in the last month. Utilizing these tips, a thorough investigation of travel records as well as security camera footage near both crime scenes should result with the perpetrators of these vile acts incarcerated!

    A subset of these suspects is suspected of wintering in tony neighborhoods of Chicago, preying upon Subway customers out and about in the subzero dead of night.

  70. @AceDeuce
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    One of my favorites. Kickass soundtrack, as well.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Yeah, it really rocks. My head is still spinning, nearly 24 hours later. “Magnolia” is an impressive movie, but it’s such a self-conscious art-object that it’s sort of hard to love. Whereas “Boogie Nights” is real life, half the time I forgot I was watching a movie, and I thought it was really happening. The rest of PTA’s stuff I find alien and inhuman and weird.

    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,” or the 115th time I watched “Frozen.” It’s possible I may never be able to watch it again, it might turn me into a werewolf or something.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”
     
    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @TWS, @Reg Cæsar

  71. @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    Oh, and one last thing. Paint thinner will take off spray paint that hasn't wholly hardened without hurting the underlying paint. Also called Mineral Spirits, same thing.

    Basically, the more volatile the solvent used to thin the paint, the more resistant to everyday solvents the finish coat will be. Ordinary oil-based enamels are thinned with paint thinner and can be softened and removed with lacquer thinner. Epoxies are thinned with tolulene, xylene and lacquer thinner. Once hardened they are undamaged by paint thinner. Same general picture for older car finishes--acrylic enamels and new car finishes--urethane enamels. Urethane enamels are very resistant, but not completely so. So be careful.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Alden

    Thank, TC. If it were my car… assuming per Achmed that I hadn’t just snapped the serpentine belt… I’d rub lightly with paint thinner, then step through the other solvents to see what I could get away with. (I can adjust my thinking based on wiser commenters without totally agreeing.) Then again, if this were my car, it’d be over ten years old with over 130,000 miles, so I wouldn’t have much future depreciation to worry about.

    One of the other crimes discussed in this thread, though far less newsworthy, couldn’t be fixed for £10, or any sum of money.

  72. @Jonathan Mason
    Looks like the graffiti was done by a child.

    The word "bum" in English slang usually means "ass" not "hobo". If this is hate graffiti, it could be suggesting that the soldier in question is gay.

    Replies: @Altai, @James Speaks, @S. F. Griffin, @al gore rhythms, @mmack, @J.Ross, @Henry's Cat, @Kolya Krassotkin

    The vehicle already enjoyed unearned white car privilege and needed to be taken down a peg or two.

  73. @David Stanley
    @Buffalo Joe

    When I joined it was the Sussex Yeomanry. Di was popular though in those days after her death.

    Replies: @BB753, @Buffalo Joe, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    David, thank you and no heels or garter belts, right?

  74. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    Bruce, kudos to them for their skills and service, but Canada should have the Beaver Brigade or the Maple Leaf Legionaires. Who is Princess Patricia?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    Princess Patricia was the daughter of one of Queen Victoria’s sons, Arthur. Her mother was one of the German low level semi royalties Victoria’s children married, moved to England and lived off the British taxpayers the rest of their lives.

    The Canadian regiment was named after Princess Patricia in one of the WW1 efforts to con the dominions into supporting Britain in the war against Germany.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Who is Princess Patricia?

    She is the grand daughter of Queen Victoria. But you likely Googled that already.

    I Like those names you chose. Quite suiting indeed. Proud member of my local Legion as well, though never a soldier. It's okay to be white there. LOL
    Always enjoy your comments Buffalo Joe.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Lot
    @Buffalo Joe

    “Beaver Brigade”

    Even one is fearsome.

    https://www.phillyvoice.com/central-pa-man-fights-kills-rabid-beaver-while-kayaking-his-daughter/

  75. Steve! I logged on and typed in Steve Sailer and a page with a reading list of anti racist books pops up. Twenty two books about anti racism…WTH? Anyone else have this happen?

  76. @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    I hate to rain on other commenter's comments but, Acetone, toluene and lacquer thinner will damage any contemporary car's finish. Maybe if you use it very gingerly you may escape with just a little dull spot, but all three are paint thinners/removers. Don't use a lot and don't scrub. (Personally, I wouldn't use any of the above unless the car was a beater. Basically, if the spray paint has set, you're screwed though you could compound out the dullness.)

    (Just some advice from a former furniture stripper and refinisher, current sprayer of shellac, solvent and water based lacquers, automotive acrylic urethanes, automotive acrylic enamels, epoxies, alkyd oils, water-based acrylics and polyester gelcoat.)

    As my Navy buddy used to say, "If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, paint it."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Alden, @throtler

    Yes, I’m pretty sure you’re right. In fact, even engine oil residue on the paintwork will permanently stain it if it’s not promptly washed off. I often notice hand marks on cars, so clear you could almost make out the fingerprints. This is from people working on the engine who don’t wash off the stains they leave on the bodywork when touch it with their dirty hands.

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @Rob McX

    Thats why, when they are working on my Ferrari, the shop puts large blanket like things over both fenders (rear fenders as it is a mid-engine V-8).

    You could do a dissertation on car paint, the things I learned, like tree sap is forever, if you drop a washing or drying cloth once, immediately throw it away, it can never be used again. The ground is full of broken glass particles, steel shavings from railway wheels, jet fuel dumped from landing passenger jets, brake dust, etc that can never be removed from the microfiber cloth.

    And of course with a Ferrari, you can't respray ANYTHING. You might as well give the car to your nephew if you paint it. I mean Enzo's spirit has to approve of every paint job and he is not answering your call. A resprayed bumper Ferrari is worth $50,000 less than one not done.

    That's why I love my Ferrari. Its really best to wash your car as infrequently as possible. Every time you touch it, you add imperfections.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  77. @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    I hate to rain on other commenter's comments but, Acetone, toluene and lacquer thinner will damage any contemporary car's finish. Maybe if you use it very gingerly you may escape with just a little dull spot, but all three are paint thinners/removers. Don't use a lot and don't scrub. (Personally, I wouldn't use any of the above unless the car was a beater. Basically, if the spray paint has set, you're screwed though you could compound out the dullness.)

    (Just some advice from a former furniture stripper and refinisher, current sprayer of shellac, solvent and water based lacquers, automotive acrylic urethanes, automotive acrylic enamels, epoxies, alkyd oils, water-based acrylics and polyester gelcoat.)

    As my Navy buddy used to say, "If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, paint it."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Alden, @throtler

    I’d try scouring powder and an old washcloth first. It wouldn’t hurt the car paint. It would scour off some of the spray paint in several scrubbing sessions.

    The advantage of getting your car waxed regularly is that the wax becomes a protective layer between the car paint and whatever is painted on the car.

    If the scouring powder doesn’t work a new paint job. I know guys who always buy a couple cans of matching spray paint from the dealer when they buy the car. There’s some pretty good repair and restore kits at the auto supply stores.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Alden


    I’d try scouring powder and an old washcloth first. It wouldn’t hurt the car paint.
     
    Another reason I try never to let women near my cars.
  78. @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    Oh, and one last thing. Paint thinner will take off spray paint that hasn't wholly hardened without hurting the underlying paint. Also called Mineral Spirits, same thing.

    Basically, the more volatile the solvent used to thin the paint, the more resistant to everyday solvents the finish coat will be. Ordinary oil-based enamels are thinned with paint thinner and can be softened and removed with lacquer thinner. Epoxies are thinned with tolulene, xylene and lacquer thinner. Once hardened they are undamaged by paint thinner. Same general picture for older car finishes--acrylic enamels and new car finishes--urethane enamels. Urethane enamels are very resistant, but not completely so. So be careful.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Alden

    That’s the thing. Whatever you use, be very careful and slow. Have a big bucket of water and a bit of detergent for rinsing if it looks like the solvent is destroying the car paint. Most solvents and repair kits have the warning “ test on a small area first”

  79. @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Bruce, kudos to them for their skills and service, but Canada should have the Beaver Brigade or the Maple Leaf Legionaires. Who is Princess Patricia?

    Replies: @Alden, @bruce county, @Lot

    Princess Patricia was the daughter of one of Queen Victoria’s sons, Arthur. Her mother was one of the German low level semi royalties Victoria’s children married, moved to England and lived off the British taxpayers the rest of their lives.

    The Canadian regiment was named after Princess Patricia in one of the WW1 efforts to con the dominions into supporting Britain in the war against Germany.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Alden

    You’re welcome

  80. Clashes between Proud Boys and leftists erupt in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Umpteenth reminder, the lesson of the nineties was atomize never organize. If you try to organize, all you will accomplish is summoning fed scum, who will either railroad you or get you to railroad your friends. Suspicion of organized groups always pays off. Still funny that the local news article identifies the Proud Boys, which was founded by a black homosexual and a miscegnegator, and which exhaustively disavows anything right-wing, as an alt right hate group known for violence.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  81. @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Bruce, kudos to them for their skills and service, but Canada should have the Beaver Brigade or the Maple Leaf Legionaires. Who is Princess Patricia?

    Replies: @Alden, @bruce county, @Lot

    Who is Princess Patricia?

    She is the grand daughter of Queen Victoria. But you likely Googled that already.

    I Like those names you chose. Quite suiting indeed. Proud member of my local Legion as well, though never a soldier. It’s okay to be white there. LOL
    Always enjoy your comments Buffalo Joe.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Mr. County, my daughter thought the Toronto NHL team was the Make Believes instead of Maple Leafs. Thanks for your reply. Stay safe.

    Replies: @bruce county, @The Germ Theory of Disease

  82. Beebs, a left-wing, Remainerist dinosaur, gets most of its funding through the TV license fee (tax) that is voluntarily complied on UKs who watch broadcast television.

    Those who don’t pay the fee risk a visit from the TV-police, who spot for aerials.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Abolish_public_education

    There’s a special place Hell for the cucked statists of the Uncommonwealth.

    I have a very specific burning contempt for C*nadians being one myself.

    , @Amerimutt Golems
    @Abolish_public_education



    Beebs, a left-wing, Remainerist dinosaur, gets most of its funding through the TV license fee (tax) that is voluntarily complied on UKs who watch broadcast television.

    Those who don’t pay the fee risk a visit from the TV-police, who spot for aerials.

     

    While the BBC is an abomination docile Brits are the real problem but not all.

    https://www.defundbbc.uk/
  83. @Single malt
    @Steve Sailer

    “Phantom Thread”, a PTA and DDL rematch, was beautifully done, IMO.

    Replies: @Duke84

    I love the scene where he orders breakfast.

  84. @ThreeCranes
    @ic1000

    I hate to rain on other commenter's comments but, Acetone, toluene and lacquer thinner will damage any contemporary car's finish. Maybe if you use it very gingerly you may escape with just a little dull spot, but all three are paint thinners/removers. Don't use a lot and don't scrub. (Personally, I wouldn't use any of the above unless the car was a beater. Basically, if the spray paint has set, you're screwed though you could compound out the dullness.)

    (Just some advice from a former furniture stripper and refinisher, current sprayer of shellac, solvent and water based lacquers, automotive acrylic urethanes, automotive acrylic enamels, epoxies, alkyd oils, water-based acrylics and polyester gelcoat.)

    As my Navy buddy used to say, "If it moves, salute it. If it doesn't move, paint it."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Alden, @throtler

    Use a product that claims to be a graffitti remover. I have used it on a car and it did not spoil the finish.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @throtler

    Good. It was probably formulated to be just strong enough and tailored to leave targeted finishes alone.

  85. The overwhelming majority of blacks serving in the British armed forces are not UK nationals. But serving out your contracted time does come with a UK passport and the lifetime benefits that confers on you and your dependents.

  86. @JohnnyWalker123
    Clashes between Proud Boys and leftists erupt in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    https://twitter.com/samueljrob/status/1294688930827247617

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Umpteenth reminder, the lesson of the nineties was atomize never organize. If you try to organize, all you will accomplish is summoning fed scum, who will either railroad you or get you to railroad your friends. Suspicion of organized groups always pays off. Still funny that the local news article identifies the Proud Boys, which was founded by a black homosexual and a miscegnegator, and which exhaustively disavows anything right-wing, as an alt right hate group known for violence.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @J.Ross

    I think a miscegnegator is someone who divorces a person of another race, right?

    Replies: @J.Ross

  87. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Who is Princess Patricia?

    She is the grand daughter of Queen Victoria. But you likely Googled that already.

    I Like those names you chose. Quite suiting indeed. Proud member of my local Legion as well, though never a soldier. It's okay to be white there. LOL
    Always enjoy your comments Buffalo Joe.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Mr. County, my daughter thought the Toronto NHL team was the Make Believes instead of Maple Leafs. Thanks for your reply. Stay safe.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Funny kid....As a Leafs fan I can laff at almost anything said about them because most is true. I am lucky enough, unlike many fans of other teams (Buffalo) He he he.... to have seen them win a Cup. And now... I could give a rats ass about the NHL because of their catering to the BLM and LGBTQ bullshit. Its become a pathetic shit show. All good things must come to pass. Off to the Legion for some .. you guessed it, Buffalo Wings...Stay safe as well.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Buffalo Joe

    When I was a kid, my ice-hockey team had Black Hawks jerseys, but we called ourselves "the Indian Guys."

    I also have a Drunken Monkeys hockey jersey, one of my prize possessions.

  88. @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Mr. County, my daughter thought the Toronto NHL team was the Make Believes instead of Maple Leafs. Thanks for your reply. Stay safe.

    Replies: @bruce county, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Funny kid….As a Leafs fan I can laff at almost anything said about them because most is true. I am lucky enough, unlike many fans of other teams (Buffalo) He he he…. to have seen them win a Cup. And now… I could give a rats ass about the NHL because of their catering to the BLM and LGBTQ bullshit. Its become a pathetic shit show. All good things must come to pass. Off to the Legion for some .. you guessed it, Buffalo Wings…Stay safe as well.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @bruce county

    Bruce- there’s a wonderful little museum in Branford, ON; (you know who’s hometown) called The Museum of Canadian Military Heritage- out behind the tracks, where the Massey Ferguson factory used to be . Last time I was there the guy who showed us around was a veteran of the Princess Pat’s who got their Presidential Unit Citation in Korea, IIRC.
    Your memories of 67 make you the last of a dying breed- you remember Dave Keon, Tim Horton, Allan Stanley, Bobby Baun, and of course the immortal Eddie “Clear the Track, Here Comes “ Shack.

    You should pity me- I’m not a huge NHL fan- I follow NCAA hockey, but my three favorite big league clubs were:

    TheNorth Stars- 26 years of mediocrity punctuated by some truly awful campaigns, and only two sniffs at the Cup. They moved to Dallas and won one a few years later!

    The Fighting Saints, who folded, came back, and folded again.

    And the Wild, working on their 20th year of futility.

    the Twin Cities- one of the best, if not the best, hockey markets in the States, marked by a half century of professional ineptitude. At least the Leafs have nice sweaters.

    And why, when I see “Bruce Country”, do I think of (the formerly free country of ) Australia? 😃

    Ah - I misread- it’s COUNTY.

  89. @Abolish_public_education
    Beebs, a left-wing, Remainerist dinosaur, gets most of its funding through the TV license fee (tax) that is voluntarily complied on UKs who watch broadcast television.

    Those who don’t pay the fee risk a visit from the TV-police, who spot for aerials.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Amerimutt Golems

    There’s a special place Hell for the cucked statists of the Uncommonwealth.

    I have a very specific burning contempt for C*nadians being one myself.

  90. @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Bruce, kudos to them for their skills and service, but Canada should have the Beaver Brigade or the Maple Leaf Legionaires. Who is Princess Patricia?

    Replies: @Alden, @bruce county, @Lot

    • LOL: bruce county
  91. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it's pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson's "Boogie Nights" and hours later, I'm still in shock. It's a bloody masterpiece. I'm a big admirer of "Magnolia" but I pretty much dislike his other work. I've heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn't want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of "Magnolia" had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise's only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I'm still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he's now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cato, @obwandiyag

    It is funny how that goes… A film that would have been ah…hum any other time, you watch it and it just so completely speaks to you — I always consider these moments messages from God, just like in the old days when hitchhiking, you get in a car and the driver says all these things that he probably didn’t plan to say, but were just the right things to say, to me.

  92. “Talks too much” is for girls.

    If I were to deface a black man’s car (not saying I would) I might say “talks too *loud*.”

  93. @BB753
    @David Stanley

    I never understood Lady Di's popularity.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @donut

    She was mostly popular with women , the Lifetime TV crowd .

    • Agree: BB753
  94. …at a British Army base in</b? Cyprus.

    There are no British Army bases in Cyprus. The bases are on Cyprus, but not in Cyprus.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Reg Cæsar

    See? Semi-peaceful partition is possible. If only we were Cyprus.
    -------------------------
    PS: Can anyone explain the tiny little bit of Green Zone upper left, separating a small bit of Greek Cyprus from the rest of Greek Cyprus?

  95. @throtler
    @ThreeCranes

    Use a product that claims to be a graffitti remover. I have used it on a car and it did not spoil the finish.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    Good. It was probably formulated to be just strong enough and tailored to leave targeted finishes alone.

  96. @Not Only Wrathful

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) personnel make up just over 8% of the total armed forces – with a target to increase that proportion to 10% this year.
     
    Once you subtract out the honourable foreign mercenaries, such as Ghurkas and Fijians, you get a much lower percentage.

    British born minorities don't tend to see patriotic service, for Britain, as something they want to do, for whatever reason.

    Famously, ISIS had more British-born Muslim recruits than the UK military, at one point. Given the discrepancy in the ease of job interview, conditions and security, this is especially shocking.

    Replies: @Cato

    Famously, ISIS had more British-born Muslim recruits than the UK military, at one point. Given the discrepancy in the ease of job interview, conditions and security, this is especially shocking.

    Holy sh*t! Could this be right?

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Cato

    In 2014, after an FOI request, the Times said 560 Muslims were serving in the Armed Forces.

    Labour MP Khalid Mahmood stated that there were 1500 UK Muslims fighting in Iraq and Syria. The UK Army estimated 500, but then they would, wouldn't they?

    UK Muslims and white Brits mostly lead separate lives outside of school, work (where applicable), the supermarket and the drug deal.

  97. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    There are only 201.168 meters in a furlong. They should establish an Imperial furlong of 2,430 in Rob’s h0no(u)r.

    They did it with the guinea. Cpl Furlong seems the equal of any guinea. Even Buffalo Joe.

    (You two should get together for tea sometime, or Molbatt’s, or bolla soave, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between. You’re not that far apart. I’ve dreamt of opening the most Canadian pub in the world, in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, that is. You are welcome to handle the decor!)

    • LOL: bruce county
    • Replies: @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ You two should get together for tea, or Molbatt’s, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between.”

    I drove there once in my sudan, and I’m afraid it was a boer.

    Replies: @bruce county

  98. @AnotherDad

    Former soldier Mark de Kretser: “People called me Apu from The Simpsons”
     
    Soldiers bonding by giving each other smartass nicknames ... stop the presses!

    The way to handle your nickname is not to be all pissy about it, but own it. Then your comrades will respect you can take a joke and start to trust you're solid. (Though if they call you "Slim", you might want to look in the mirror and see if maybe you should push back from the plate a bit earlier.)

    General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, called on all personnel to see the potential in every recruit and "refuse to allow intolerance".

    There had been "soul searching" about events highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement, a defence source said.
     
    Bwwwwaaaa! When did Western militaries develop the sensibility of 5th grade schoolmarms?

    This policy of "we're going drum out every guy who makes some smartass racial comment" is the worst possible sort of thing for morale and for minority soldiers fitting in. If you come with a big "you can't say one smartass thing to me" sign emblazoned on your skin, no one is going to ever think you are "one of the guys" or want to deal with you at all. Because you aren't one of the guys. You're just another tool of Big Sister harassing the guys doing the job.

    Replies: @Lot, @Escher

    Mark de Kretser, as you can tell from his surname, isn’t much of an Apu. He’s from an elite Dutch-Portuguese-Indian elite mixed race caste that migrated out from Ceylon to Australia when the actual Apus took over.

    His father is a celebrated medical school professor whom Queen Elizabeth appointed governor of Victoria, Australia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgher_people

  99. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    I honestly haven't been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work, for years. Maybe "The Princess Mononoke," but that's about it. I don't say it lightly. I couldn't believe it. I thought "Magnolia" was pretty impressive, but Boogie Nights just broke my jaw.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I honestly haven’t been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work

    What are some impressive things about your own work?

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    Imagine getting kicked out of the Beatles, TWICE.

    And also getting kicked out of the Rolling Stones.

    There's a lot of people who'd happily testify that I'm the nicest guy in the world; but on paper, objectively, my employment history seems to indicate that I'm the most annoying, irritating person on the planet. I don't know who to believe. The Internet is probably not much help.

    Replies: @anon

  100. Anonymous[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato
    @ic1000

    Yeah, what if someone put mystery male liquid on the car and a noose is found nearby, possibly underneath? What then, eh??

    Anyway, most important development today:

    The love child of Big Brother and the Deep State (Deep Bother?) has issued a prolenounce (announcement to the proletariat) that "neoconservatism" shall henceforth be called "muscular liberalism":

    Now developing....

    ‘Muscular liberalism’: Washington Post columnist roasted after using strange label to describe Biden/Harris strategy

    https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1294389977682522115

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The love child of Big Brother and the Deep State (Deep Bother?) has issued a prolenounce (announcement to the proletariat) that “neoconservatism” shall henceforth be called “muscular liberalism”:

    The etymology of the “muscular” adjective, as used here, is in early 20th Century Zionism. Neoconservatism is another name for Zionism, so it isn’t surprising that the word has cropped up in its rebranding effort.

  101. @Rob McX
    @ThreeCranes

    Yes, I'm pretty sure you're right. In fact, even engine oil residue on the paintwork will permanently stain it if it's not promptly washed off. I often notice hand marks on cars, so clear you could almost make out the fingerprints. This is from people working on the engine who don't wash off the stains they leave on the bodywork when touch it with their dirty hands.

    Replies: @scrivener3

    Thats why, when they are working on my Ferrari, the shop puts large blanket like things over both fenders (rear fenders as it is a mid-engine V-8).

    You could do a dissertation on car paint, the things I learned, like tree sap is forever, if you drop a washing or drying cloth once, immediately throw it away, it can never be used again. The ground is full of broken glass particles, steel shavings from railway wheels, jet fuel dumped from landing passenger jets, brake dust, etc that can never be removed from the microfiber cloth.

    And of course with a Ferrari, you can’t respray ANYTHING. You might as well give the car to your nephew if you paint it. I mean Enzo’s spirit has to approve of every paint job and he is not answering your call. A resprayed bumper Ferrari is worth $50,000 less than one not done.

    That’s why I love my Ferrari. Its really best to wash your car as infrequently as possible. Every time you touch it, you add imperfections.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @scrivener3

    It's one of the reasons (besides the cost) I'd never buy a beautiful car like that - I'd spend a disproportionate amount of time worrying about damaging it.

  102. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    An amazing shot to be sure. At that distance the holdover is hundreds of yards above the target.
    A new record was set in 2017 by Canadian Special Forces in Afghanistan at the unbelievable distance of 3450 meters with a 50 cal sniper rifle. 2.14 miles in American units.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    The Canadians are keeping the identity of the sniper secret for opsec reasons but the article claims that the shot with verified with great certainty.

    Such feats stir the imagination of anyone who has fired a rifle. However, it is a little troubling to think that at ranges over a mile the sniper can’t really see who he is shooting at. He is presumably aiming at a human figure holding what appears to be a firearm or who has given some other justification for being shot. A small error or a gust of wind could easily put that bullet in an innocent bystander. During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleons Old Guard, modeled after the Persian Emperor’s Immortals, prided themselves in fighting with only their bayonets. The thinking being that firearms made their job too easy.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Firearms, planes, missiles, drones, etc have made war far too easy. Napoleon's old guard would consider modern military sissies.

  103. @Buffalo Joe
    Forget the vandalism, who wants to serve in the "Princess of Wales" regiment.

    Replies: @David Stanley, @bruce county, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    Long answer to a presumptive troll post, but here goes:
    It’s the Royal Navy but the British Army, ever notice that? Seems odd, right? Esp since it’s also the Royal Air Force?
    As a compromise at the end of the English (see: British) Civil War, every unit was allowed to keep their fundamental allegiance. Some Army units were Royalists, and kept their Royal links, some were populist/democratic and were permitted to ditch their Royal links.
    So in the British Army (the anti-royal faction, such as it was, won so it’s not “Royal”) there’s a roughly 50/50 split between Royal and non royal units.

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  104. @Reg Cæsar
    @bruce county


    Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.
     
    There are only 201.168 meters in a furlong. They should establish an Imperial furlong of 2,430 in Rob's h0no(u)r.

    They did it with the guinea. Cpl Furlong seems the equal of any guinea. Even Buffalo Joe.

    (You two should get together for tea sometime, or Molbatt's, or bolla soave, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between. You're not that far apart. I've dreamt of opening the most Canadian pub in the world, in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, that is. You are welcome to handle the decor!)

    Replies: @Lot

    “ You two should get together for tea, or Molbatt’s, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between.”

    I drove there once in my sudan, and I’m afraid it was a boer.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Lot

    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore..

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  105. @David Stanley
    @Buffalo Joe

    When I joined it was the Sussex Yeomanry. Di was popular though in those days after her death.

    Replies: @BB753, @Buffalo Joe, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    Thank you for your service

  106. @AnotherDad

    Former soldier Mark de Kretser: “People called me Apu from The Simpsons”
     
    Soldiers bonding by giving each other smartass nicknames ... stop the presses!

    The way to handle your nickname is not to be all pissy about it, but own it. Then your comrades will respect you can take a joke and start to trust you're solid. (Though if they call you "Slim", you might want to look in the mirror and see if maybe you should push back from the plate a bit earlier.)

    General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, called on all personnel to see the potential in every recruit and "refuse to allow intolerance".

    There had been "soul searching" about events highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement, a defence source said.
     
    Bwwwwaaaa! When did Western militaries develop the sensibility of 5th grade schoolmarms?

    This policy of "we're going drum out every guy who makes some smartass racial comment" is the worst possible sort of thing for morale and for minority soldiers fitting in. If you come with a big "you can't say one smartass thing to me" sign emblazoned on your skin, no one is going to ever think you are "one of the guys" or want to deal with you at all. Because you aren't one of the guys. You're just another tool of Big Sister harassing the guys doing the job.

    Replies: @Lot, @Escher

    America better hope those 2 oceans stay in place on each side. They’ll soon be the only reliable Defence against foreign invasion (the military, not the demographic kind).
    Same goes for the UK and the English channel.

  107. Anonymous[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Several friends of mine served in Canada's PPCLI. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. One as a sniper in Afghanistan. Or maybe this...Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    They might have a few words to say about girlie Regimental names . The regiment has received 39 battle honours, three Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendations and the United States Presidential Unit Citation.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Buffalo Joe, @Reg Cæsar, @jesse helms think-alike, @Anonymous

    Master-Corporal Arron Perry set the new world record for farthest combat kill with a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,310 metres (1.44 mi). Later on in the mission, Corporal Rob Furlong set yet a new record by firing a shot from a .50 cal McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle that killed a Taliban fighter at a distance of 2,430 metres.

    Disgusting. These are war crimes. Worse, they are evil acts. It is vile to murder people for trying to defend their homeland from foreign invasion. These men will rot in Hell.

  108. @Muggles
    @notsaying

    Odd, I have never read a "news" story where a White person killed a black person in cold blood, where the story went to the victim's relatives to solicit a claim that "race wasn't a motive."

    Never. Anyone?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Odd, I have never read a “news” story where a White person killed a black person in cold blood, where the story went to the victim’s relatives to solicit a claim that “race wasn’t a motive.”

    Never. Anyone?

    In this case, they may have first hand knowledge.

  109. OT: Robert Trump has died.

  110. @John Henry

    appears to be an attack on the Black Lives Matter movement with “All Life Matter” sprayed in black paint across the vehicle.
     
    "All life matter"? (If accurately reported, the picture doesn't show it.) Not "All lives matter", "All life matters"? Well, there is the clue. No wonder some "universities" want to get rid of White grammar.

    It is almost as if he signed his name.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    It is almost as if he signed his name.

    Yes, and yet they’ll still have trouble making any charges stick, that is if they actually bring charges, rather than memory-hole the incident once it’s served its purpose.

  111. @Altai
    @Escher

    Two Ghanaian guys tried to claim that once.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/black-soldier-sues-over-cold-weather-injuries-kw6tnnt9m

    A black former soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence for failing to take into account his ethnicity before sending him on winter training exercises which resulted in career-ending injuries.

    Abdoulie Bojang, who was born in Gambia and now lives in Warwickshire, was medically discharged last September as a result of injuries sustained while training in Banff, Canada.
     

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/01/west-african-soldier-sues-mod-over-severe-cold-during-military-e/

    A soldier born in Ghana is suing the Ministry of Defence for £200,000 claiming he suffered severe cold during a military exercise in Wales.

    Gershon Rawlings, 33, has brought the negligence claim arguing his West African ethnicity made him more likely to suffer than other troops.

    According to his lawyers he suffered numbness and tingling in his feet after being made to sleep outdoors in a waterproof poncho.

     

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Well, in fairness, everyone in Ghana lives a life of pampered luxury in their splendid plantation mansions. Almost makes you wonder why anyone would ever leave!

    Also in fairness, and slightly more seriously, negroes aren’t very well adapted (genetically!) to cold weather. When we used to live in a crime-ridden legacy metropolis, we used to love the advent of wintertime because they tended to stay inside and do drugs and watch TV rather than attack white people on the streets and subways.

  112. @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Umpteenth reminder, the lesson of the nineties was atomize never organize. If you try to organize, all you will accomplish is summoning fed scum, who will either railroad you or get you to railroad your friends. Suspicion of organized groups always pays off. Still funny that the local news article identifies the Proud Boys, which was founded by a black homosexual and a miscegnegator, and which exhaustively disavows anything right-wing, as an alt right hate group known for violence.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    I think a miscegnegator is someone who divorces a person of another race, right?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Chrisnonymous

    You got me, I was in a hurry.

  113. Anonymous[344] • Disclaimer says:

    That Kreyster fellow looks like Andrew Sullivan’s younger brother.

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) personnel make up just over 8% of the total armed forces – with a target to increase that proportion to 10% this year.

    You can be damn sure that if this were a story about blacks being over-represented in British prisons, the BBC writer would include the obligatory true but statistically irrelevant fact that Blacks make up X percent of the UK population and Y percent of the prison population and X < Y so racism.

    The fact that they don't means that they're not completely innumerate, because if they did give the true number, it would undermine a couple of key BBC narratives:

    1) Non-white immigrants are more patriotic than native Brits.

    2) White Brits are so soft, lazy, and against going outside that the UK needs to bring in millions of immigrants to do any mildly hard work. Like sitting behind the checkout counter at a corner store fiddling on your phone.

    Oddly enough this doesn't apply to trekking across Afghanistan and getting blown up by the Taliban.

    Or the better paying outdoor jobs.

    Or the outdoor recreation activities that white Brits are disproportionately likely to do on their own free time.

    Of course the really relevant number would be the percentage of non-whites among people 18-40 or so. In other words, the backbone of any military. My guess would be at least 25% of that population would be non-white in the UK these days.

  114. “Former soldier Mark de Kretser: “People called me Apu from The Simpsons””

    He now runs a 7/11.

  115. @Buffalo Joe
    @bruce county

    Mr. County, my daughter thought the Toronto NHL team was the Make Believes instead of Maple Leafs. Thanks for your reply. Stay safe.

    Replies: @bruce county, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    When I was a kid, my ice-hockey team had Black Hawks jerseys, but we called ourselves “the Indian Guys.”

    I also have a Drunken Monkeys hockey jersey, one of my prize possessions.

  116. @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ You two should get together for tea, or Molbatt’s, in Kitchener or somewhere in-between.”

    I drove there once in my sudan, and I’m afraid it was a boer.

    Replies: @bruce county

    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore..

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @bruce county


    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore.
     
    I did once. The venue where we went served specially-labeled bottles of locally-produced beer. Of course, I wanted to keep one. On the way out, I was stopped by some washed-up-hockey-player goons serving as bouncers. They told me to surrender the empty bottle.

    I said, fine, just let me go into the restroom-- or "washroom", as the say in Kitchener-- and remove the label, which is what I was after. But no, there was no discussing it with them. Grrr... Low IQ combined with prissy Canadian rule-to-the-letter-following.

    (Interestingly, they weren't interested in whether I was in any shape to drive. Hmmm...)

    That or another weekend we were at the nearby Stratford Shakespeare Festival. An ad in the program invited everyone to stop by at this church building converted into a restaurant, for "a bite". So we went. Unfortunately, as late as it was, there were no "bites". It was a full meal, or nothing.

    A year earlier, some classmates and I were asked to leave a place in Germany after our second or third visit simply for not ordering enough. I didn't want a repeat performance in German Canada, so we just left.

    Replies: @bruce county

  117. Mr Brown, you’ve got a lovely mistress…

    On his wife hearing a rumor before his inauguration that he was going to marry a girlfriend: “Declared Blanche, ‘Listen, she may have him at the moment, but come inauguration day and he’s up there on the platform being sworn in, I’ll be the bitch holding the Bible.’ Blanche has always kept our family together.”

    Reader Quiz: Which Willie Brown Quotes Are Stranger Than Fiction?

  118. @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I honestly haven’t been knocked on my ass that hard by anything, other than my own work
     
    What are some impressive things about your own work?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Imagine getting kicked out of the Beatles, TWICE.

    And also getting kicked out of the Rolling Stones.

    There’s a lot of people who’d happily testify that I’m the nicest guy in the world; but on paper, objectively, my employment history seems to indicate that I’m the most annoying, irritating person on the planet. I don’t know who to believe. The Internet is probably not much help.

    • LOL: Hhsiii
    • Replies: @anon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I've been told that blotter acid from 1969 retains potency for many years, even generations, but never thought I'd run across confirmation.

    Thanks!

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  119. @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    Princess Patricia was the daughter of one of Queen Victoria’s sons, Arthur. Her mother was one of the German low level semi royalties Victoria’s children married, moved to England and lived off the British taxpayers the rest of their lives.

    The Canadian regiment was named after Princess Patricia in one of the WW1 efforts to con the dominions into supporting Britain in the war against Germany.

    Replies: @Alden

    You’re welcome

  120. Jesus Christ, Sailer. Thanks for whimming my moderately risque personally-experienced post about the rivalry between the PPCLI and the RCR.

    Coming up next: a white-listed post by a TD sock-puppet about your daughters gettings blacked!

  121. @YetAnotherAnon
    Even in the oldest and most prestigious regiments diversity can work its magic.

    A soldier serving in the Queen’s ceremonial regiment has been found guilty of carrying out a string of armed robberies.

    Grenadier Guard Kristopher James-Merrill, 20, helped fellow guardsman Dillon Sharpe, 23, raid seven convenience stores across south London along with their friend Marlon Wright, 25, during the summer of 2018.

    The pair served in the senior British Army regiment in which soldiers wear scarlet tunics and bearskin uniforms while on ceremonial duty at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

    Sharpe, from Dulwich, south-east London, did not stand trial as he had already admitted four attempted robberies, three robberies and seven counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence between July 24 and 26.

     

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/queen-soldier-ceremonial-regiment-armed-robberies-a4343081.html

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7882343/Grenadier-Guard-wears-medal-court-faces-trial-fellow-squaddie-armed-robberies.html

    PS - don't forget Cannon Hinnant, and don't forget the Feast Of The Assumption, and the centenary of the Miracle On The Vistula, when Poland (partly due to their codebreakers) saved Western Europe from suffering what Russia suffered.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)

    Replies: @Dube

    The Battle of Warsaw 1920. Here’s a dramatization of a significant incident. There’s a statue in Warsaw of the priest falling in battle.

  122. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @AceDeuce

    Yeah, it really rocks. My head is still spinning, nearly 24 hours later. "Magnolia" is an impressive movie, but it's such a self-conscious art-object that it's sort of hard to love. Whereas "Boogie Nights" is real life, half the time I forgot I was watching a movie, and I thought it was really happening. The rest of PTA's stuff I find alien and inhuman and weird.

    I haven't been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched "Nashville," or the 115th time I watched "Frozen." It's possible I may never be able to watch it again, it might turn me into a werewolf or something.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”

    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    Wow man, I'll smoke what he's smoking.

    Nashville and McCabe and Mrs Miller are two of the greatest films in not just the American canon, but the global canon. I don't know what planet you're living on. The "I'm Easy" nightclub scene with Lily Tomlin's closeup is the greatest closeup of all time, it speaks volumes, it even beats Bergman's notorious closeups in Persona. And that's saying a LOT.

    Granted, Altman made a lot of nonsense, he just shot way too many movies, and some of them are ludicrous, (especially Popeye) but come on. Have you ever sat and watched his ballet movie "The Company"? Can you see everything that is going on there?

    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights and Frozen for the best American film ever made. The only thing I can think of that comes close is Renoir's "Grand Illusion."

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I'm happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.

    "Stars are out, and there is sea enough
    Beneath the glistening earth, to bear me
    Towards the future,
    Which is not so dark. I see."
    -- Frank O'Hara

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @dfordoom

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN: Ohmigod, you were in Viet Nam! What was it like?!

    ARMY WEIRDO: It was really hot, and humid. Muggy.

    ...

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN (watching an African-American gospel music performance): Fascinating. Do they always carry on like this?

    RECORDING TECH: Well, it sort of depends what church you go to.

    Funniest. Movie. Evah.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @TWS
    @dfordoom

    I almost got in a fist fight with the guy in the eighties. I had no idea he was Altman until the hostess introduced him.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @dfordoom


    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.
     
    He got the usual fee for directing M*A*S*H, but his teenaged son cleaned up and was set for life. The boy wrote the lyrics to the theme song. And shared royalties from the movie, the soundtrack, the prime-time TV show, and its syndication to burgs big and small across the land, and the world. Even though you rarely ever heard his words.

    Steve, you should have milked your Studio City contacts until you got to Johnny Mandel-- you wouldn't have to panhandle today!

  123. @Chrisnonymous
    @J.Ross

    I think a miscegnegator is someone who divorces a person of another race, right?

    Replies: @J.Ross

    You got me, I was in a hurry.

  124. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”
     
    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @TWS, @Reg Cæsar

    Wow man, I’ll smoke what he’s smoking.

    Nashville and McCabe and Mrs Miller are two of the greatest films in not just the American canon, but the global canon. I don’t know what planet you’re living on. The “I’m Easy” nightclub scene with Lily Tomlin’s closeup is the greatest closeup of all time, it speaks volumes, it even beats Bergman’s notorious closeups in Persona. And that’s saying a LOT.

    Granted, Altman made a lot of nonsense, he just shot way too many movies, and some of them are ludicrous, (especially Popeye) but come on. Have you ever sat and watched his ballet movie “The Company”? Can you see everything that is going on there?

    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights and Frozen for the best American film ever made. The only thing I can think of that comes close is Renoir’s “Grand Illusion.”

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I’m happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.

    “Stars are out, and there is sea enough
    Beneath the glistening earth, to bear me
    Towards the future,
    Which is not so dark. I see.”
    — Frank O’Hara

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Rules of the Game is one of my favorites. Also McCabe.

    Ambersons. Battle of Algiers. First half of Mean Streets. Fast Times (ok that’s for Phoebe).

    , @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now
     
    Apocalypse Now is one of those trainwreck "so bad it's good" movies. It's like Plan 9 from Outer Space, except that it cost a thousand times as much to make. Whatever Coppola was smoking when he made that movie I'm glad I don't touch the stuff.

    The New American Cinema of the late 60s and the 70s represents the absolute nadir of the film-making art.

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I’m happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.
     
    Gee, thanks for the kind offer of enlightenment. We peasants are always grateful when self-appointed cultural elitists offer to educate us.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Gianni in Guernsey

  125. @Alden
    @ThreeCranes

    I’d try scouring powder and an old washcloth first. It wouldn’t hurt the car paint. It would scour off some of the spray paint in several scrubbing sessions.

    The advantage of getting your car waxed regularly is that the wax becomes a protective layer between the car paint and whatever is painted on the car.

    If the scouring powder doesn’t work a new paint job. I know guys who always buy a couple cans of matching spray paint from the dealer when they buy the car. There’s some pretty good repair and restore kits at the auto supply stores.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    I’d try scouring powder and an old washcloth first. It wouldn’t hurt the car paint.

    Another reason I try never to let women near my cars.

  126. @Reg Cæsar

    ...at a British Army base in</b? Cyprus.
     
    There are no British Army bases in Cyprus. The bases are on Cyprus, but not in Cyprus.

    https://www.cyprusalive.com/img/ckeditor/cyprus-map-basicpng.png

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    See? Semi-peaceful partition is possible. If only we were Cyprus.
    ————————-
    PS: Can anyone explain the tiny little bit of Green Zone upper left, separating a small bit of Greek Cyprus from the rest of Greek Cyprus?

  127. @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "It's a bloody masterpiece."

    It's mildly interesting; but so much of the plot hinges on a giant penis. I noticed you included an Ingmar Bergman film in your top five. That explains your attraction to Boogie Nights. Not even your inclusion of Apocalypse Now, the best film in the galaxy, can excuse your glorification of Ingmar Bergman's giant penis.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    You’re the one looking at the kooky penis; I’m the one looking at the astonishing Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson, and thinking, goddammit! He made the greatest movie in history, and he also f!cked both of them! I’m gonna kill this bastard!

    I used to bang all my leading ladies, too. But, ya gotta admit, Liv Ullman is just in another category… I still wanna strangle Bergman for getting there first.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "You're the one looking at the kooky penis"

    And what's weird is I'm not gay.

    "I used to bang all my leading ladies, too"

    I like your fantasy world, Germ. I'm going to follow you more closely. Are you Sam Peckinpah?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  128. @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    Since the minor vandalism of a British soldier's car in Cyprus has become an international cause celebre; I, as a citizen of the world feel obligated to help get to the bottom of this.
    MI6 should team with MOSSAD, NCIS, NSA, and the FBI to bring the perps to justice. Don't ask me how I know...but I believe there is a common denominator between the unsolved Althea Bernstein lighter fluid attack/hate crime and this spray paint vandalism/hate crime almost half a world away. The investigators need to check for four 18-20 year old Caucasian men (possibly wearing Hawaian shirts) who traveled between Madison, Wisconsin and Cyprus in the last month. Utilizing these tips, a thorough investigation of travel records as well as security camera footage near both crime scenes should result with the perpetrators of these vile acts incarcerated!

    Replies: @Russ, @El Dato

    It all makes sense now!

  129. @scrivener3
    @Rob McX

    Thats why, when they are working on my Ferrari, the shop puts large blanket like things over both fenders (rear fenders as it is a mid-engine V-8).

    You could do a dissertation on car paint, the things I learned, like tree sap is forever, if you drop a washing or drying cloth once, immediately throw it away, it can never be used again. The ground is full of broken glass particles, steel shavings from railway wheels, jet fuel dumped from landing passenger jets, brake dust, etc that can never be removed from the microfiber cloth.

    And of course with a Ferrari, you can't respray ANYTHING. You might as well give the car to your nephew if you paint it. I mean Enzo's spirit has to approve of every paint job and he is not answering your call. A resprayed bumper Ferrari is worth $50,000 less than one not done.

    That's why I love my Ferrari. Its really best to wash your car as infrequently as possible. Every time you touch it, you add imperfections.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    It’s one of the reasons (besides the cost) I’d never buy a beautiful car like that – I’d spend a disproportionate amount of time worrying about damaging it.

  130. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”
     
    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @TWS, @Reg Cæsar

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN: Ohmigod, you were in Viet Nam! What was it like?!

    ARMY WEIRDO: It was really hot, and humid. Muggy.

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN (watching an African-American gospel music performance): Fascinating. Do they always carry on like this?

    RECORDING TECH: Well, it sort of depends what church you go to.

    Funniest. Movie. Evah.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "You get your hair cut. You don't belong in Nashville!"

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  131. “People called me Apu from The Simpsons”

    A local reporter sat down with four black HS students and asked them about racism. Of course they said that white people call them the n-word frequently. And of course the reporter failed to ask the follow-up questions:

    Have you yourself ever used that word?
    Do your friends use that word within your peer group?
    Do you listen to music lyrics containing that word?

    I’m fed up with dunces accepting everything POCs (and teens) say uncritically. Look closely at what they say, and it’s almost all BS. Like Derb said: POCs are treated like sacred objects. They need to be challenged and called out on their incessant transparent lies.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @gutta percha

    My experience in coaching youth and high school sports (Hockey and Lacrosse, two of the whitest sports) is that when a black player and a white player are engaged in scuffle, accusations of the use of that particular slur are often forthcoming. The accusers are ALWAYS believed. I almost never believe them.

  132. @Graham
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.

    And enough with the sceptred crap. Learn something about a place before you write about it, and avoid tired cliches.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.

    I meant “invade”, as in war. Read in context.

    Don’t get all pissy. We have the same problem. Our military (excepting the Marines, until very recently) is a big social experiment. Were there a real war with an enemy of close to the firepower, the stupidity all stops. The difference is that our Neocons are trying to get us in many wars, some with serious enemies. They don’t know when to stop.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "were there a real war ... the stupidity all stops"

    What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?

    The timeline is

    At first - "they are just a few people coming for a better life"

    then - "they are a growing force to be reckoned with"

    finally - "there are more of us than you"

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Corvinus

    , @Ben tillman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’m with Graham. There’s already an invasion. If it’s not sufficient to put the Brits in a real war, nothing is, which makes your distinction pointless.

  133. Maybe Spicoli took it out for a joyride, crashed it, couldn’t fix it, so he decided to spray paint it.

  134. @Buffalo Joe
    @HammerJack

    Hammer, Buffalo has its new Medical Corridor, site of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (expanded), UB Medical School (new built), Buffalo General Hospital (espanded), Jacobs Medical Research Center (new built) and Oshei Women and Children's Hospital (new built). This area is known as the Fruit Belt because of streets named after fruit, such as Cherry Street. Cherry Street, years ago ,was home to the finest black whore house in town, but I digress. Old buildings turned into loft apartments and condos. Derelict houses now restored to their former glory. Security and a new super market on the way. Jobs. Oh, and the entrenched black residents complain about parking, but never mention that their old, run down house is now worth 10 times its former value. Did I mention jobs? Did I mention no more food desert? Did I mention security? Some people were born to live in the past and piss and moan, but now they are becoming a threat.

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    No doubt local billboards feature smiling black surgeons or smiling black children with their white medical saviours.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  135. @Anonymous
    @BB753


    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.
     
    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.

    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty accurate I would say.

    One chap I worked with at the time was distraught though. Co-incidentally he was gay.

  136. @Cato
    @Not Only Wrathful


    Famously, ISIS had more British-born Muslim recruits than the UK military, at one point. Given the discrepancy in the ease of job interview, conditions and security, this is especially shocking.
     
    Holy sh*t! Could this be right?

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    In 2014, after an FOI request, the Times said 560 Muslims were serving in the Armed Forces.

    Labour MP Khalid Mahmood stated that there were 1500 UK Muslims fighting in Iraq and Syria. The UK Army estimated 500, but then they would, wouldn’t they?

    UK Muslims and white Brits mostly lead separate lives outside of school, work (where applicable), the supermarket and the drug deal.

  137. @Abolish_public_education
    Beebs, a left-wing, Remainerist dinosaur, gets most of its funding through the TV license fee (tax) that is voluntarily complied on UKs who watch broadcast television.

    Those who don’t pay the fee risk a visit from the TV-police, who spot for aerials.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @Amerimutt Golems

    Beebs, a left-wing, Remainerist dinosaur, gets most of its funding through the TV license fee (tax) that is voluntarily complied on UKs who watch broadcast television.

    Those who don’t pay the fee risk a visit from the TV-police, who spot for aerials.

    While the BBC is an abomination docile Brits are the real problem but not all.

    https://www.defundbbc.uk/

  138. @jesse helms think-alike
    @bruce county

    An amazing shot to be sure. At that distance the holdover is hundreds of yards above the target.
    A new record was set in 2017 by Canadian Special Forces in Afghanistan at the unbelievable distance of 3450 meters with a 50 cal sniper rifle. 2.14 miles in American units.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

    The Canadians are keeping the identity of the sniper secret for opsec reasons but the article claims that the shot with verified with great certainty.

    Such feats stir the imagination of anyone who has fired a rifle. However, it is a little troubling to think that at ranges over a mile the sniper can't really see who he is shooting at. He is presumably aiming at a human figure holding what appears to be a firearm or who has given some other justification for being shot. A small error or a gust of wind could easily put that bullet in an innocent bystander. During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleons Old Guard, modeled after the Persian Emperor's Immortals, prided themselves in fighting with only their bayonets. The thinking being that firearms made their job too easy.

    Replies: @BB753

    Firearms, planes, missiles, drones, etc have made war far too easy. Napoleon’s old guard would consider modern military sissies.

  139. @bruce county
    @Buffalo Joe

    Funny kid....As a Leafs fan I can laff at almost anything said about them because most is true. I am lucky enough, unlike many fans of other teams (Buffalo) He he he.... to have seen them win a Cup. And now... I could give a rats ass about the NHL because of their catering to the BLM and LGBTQ bullshit. Its become a pathetic shit show. All good things must come to pass. Off to the Legion for some .. you guessed it, Buffalo Wings...Stay safe as well.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Bruce- there’s a wonderful little museum in Branford, ON; (you know who’s hometown) called The Museum of Canadian Military Heritage- out behind the tracks, where the Massey Ferguson factory used to be . Last time I was there the guy who showed us around was a veteran of the Princess Pat’s who got their Presidential Unit Citation in Korea, IIRC.
    Your memories of 67 make you the last of a dying breed- you remember Dave Keon, Tim Horton, Allan Stanley, Bobby Baun, and of course the immortal Eddie “Clear the Track, Here Comes “ Shack.

    You should pity me- I’m not a huge NHL fan- I follow NCAA hockey, but my three favorite big league clubs were:

    TheNorth Stars- 26 years of mediocrity punctuated by some truly awful campaigns, and only two sniffs at the Cup. They moved to Dallas and won one a few years later!

    The Fighting Saints, who folded, came back, and folded again.

    And the Wild, working on their 20th year of futility.

    the Twin Cities- one of the best, if not the best, hockey markets in the States, marked by a half century of professional ineptitude. At least the Leafs have nice sweaters.

    And why, when I see “Bruce Country”, do I think of (the formerly free country of ) Australia? 😃

    Ah – I misread- it’s COUNTY.

  140. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Graham


    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.
     
    I meant "invade", as in war. Read in context.

    Don't get all pissy. We have the same problem. Our military (excepting the Marines, until very recently) is a big social experiment. Were there a real war with an enemy of close to the firepower, the stupidity all stops. The difference is that our Neocons are trying to get us in many wars, some with serious enemies. They don't know when to stop.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Ben tillman

    “were there a real war … the stupidity all stops”

    What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?

    The timeline is

    At first – “they are just a few people coming for a better life”

    then – “they are a growing force to be reckoned with”

    finally – “there are more of us than you”

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @YetAnotherAnon

    OK, look, both of you guys. We are on the same side here re: the immigration invasion. That's not what the post was specifically about - it was about the DIEversity in the military. Hence, one would figure that my point about an invasion is about a military invasion.

    I know there is an invasion via immigration. Your description, YAA, about the strategy of it sounds right on the money. I AGREE, get it? The post was about the military, and my point was about the military. If a real war starts (hence the word "invasion" having a specific meaning) then this diversity, PC, etc. stupidity stops.

    Got it? No?

    (I don't understand why people argue against an argument someone on their own side didn't make.)

    , @Corvinus
    @YetAnotherAnon

    "What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?"

    You make three assumptions here. But that is your style. I do appreciate you trolling my responses. It only means I am on the right track in offering hate facts.

    The timeline is...

    1) Newcomers arrive
    2) Newcomers are unwelcome
    3) Newcomers assimilate
    4) New newcomers arrive
    5) Old newcomers are unwelcome toward new newcomers

    Ad infinitum

  141. @gutta percha
    “People called me Apu from The Simpsons”

    A local reporter sat down with four black HS students and asked them about racism. Of course they said that white people call them the n-word frequently. And of course the reporter failed to ask the follow-up questions:

    Have you yourself ever used that word?
    Do your friends use that word within your peer group?
    Do you listen to music lyrics containing that word?

    I'm fed up with dunces accepting everything POCs (and teens) say uncritically. Look closely at what they say, and it's almost all BS. Like Derb said: POCs are treated like sacred objects. They need to be challenged and called out on their incessant transparent lies.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    My experience in coaching youth and high school sports (Hockey and Lacrosse, two of the whitest sports) is that when a black player and a white player are engaged in scuffle, accusations of the use of that particular slur are often forthcoming. The accusers are ALWAYS believed. I almost never believe them.

  142. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You're the one looking at the kooky penis; I'm the one looking at the astonishing Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson, and thinking, goddammit! He made the greatest movie in history, and he also f!cked both of them! I'm gonna kill this bastard!

    I used to bang all my leading ladies, too. But, ya gotta admit, Liv Ullman is just in another category... I still wanna strangle Bergman for getting there first.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “You’re the one looking at the kooky penis”

    And what’s weird is I’m not gay.

    “I used to bang all my leading ladies, too”

    I like your fantasy world, Germ. I’m going to follow you more closely. Are you Sam Peckinpah?

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Oh, it's just the Internet, nobody takes it seriously. Or at least they shouldn't. If you're not going to mess around a little and make some shit up, what's the point?

    But I am actually annoyed that Bergman banged both Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, while simultaneously making the best movie in the world. That is just so not fair.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  143. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN: Ohmigod, you were in Viet Nam! What was it like?!

    ARMY WEIRDO: It was really hot, and humid. Muggy.

    ...

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN (watching an African-American gospel music performance): Fascinating. Do they always carry on like this?

    RECORDING TECH: Well, it sort of depends what church you go to.

    Funniest. Movie. Evah.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    “You get your hair cut. You don’t belong in Nashville!”

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN: It's, it's got to be more positive. (BEAT) No, more negative!

    I wonder if there's even a single line in that movie that isn't hilarious, in its own special way.

  144. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”
     
    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @TWS, @Reg Cæsar

    I almost got in a fist fight with the guy in the eighties. I had no idea he was Altman until the hostess introduced him.

  145. Bleg can’t get laid in Cyprus, spraypaints own bank’s car in racist false flag hate crime against Whites, news at 11.

  146. @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "You're the one looking at the kooky penis"

    And what's weird is I'm not gay.

    "I used to bang all my leading ladies, too"

    I like your fantasy world, Germ. I'm going to follow you more closely. Are you Sam Peckinpah?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Oh, it’s just the Internet, nobody takes it seriously. Or at least they shouldn’t. If you’re not going to mess around a little and make some shit up, what’s the point?

    But I am actually annoyed that Bergman banged both Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, while simultaneously making the best movie in the world. That is just so not fair.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is not really all that impressive, it's just one of those weird things you wind up telling your grand-children while they roll their eyes and wonder what's for dinner. Still, it's slightly unusual, and not everybody can say it.

    I'm not a professional-quality pianist, I'm just sort of barely sub-adequate. And yet, I have played a specific piano which was also played by George Harrison and also by Paul McCartney, and no, it wasn't in a commercial showroom or a recording studio. Gave me a bit of an odd feeling.

    That's kind of fun in a minimal way, right?

  147. @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "You get your hair cut. You don't belong in Nashville!"

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    GERALDINE CHAPLIN: It’s, it’s got to be more positive. (BEAT) No, more negative!

    I wonder if there’s even a single line in that movie that isn’t hilarious, in its own special way.

  148. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "were there a real war ... the stupidity all stops"

    What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?

    The timeline is

    At first - "they are just a few people coming for a better life"

    then - "they are a growing force to be reckoned with"

    finally - "there are more of us than you"

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Corvinus

    OK, look, both of you guys. We are on the same side here re: the immigration invasion. That’s not what the post was specifically about – it was about the DIEversity in the military. Hence, one would figure that my point about an invasion is about a military invasion.

    I know there is an invasion via immigration. Your description, YAA, about the strategy of it sounds right on the money. I AGREE, get it? The post was about the military, and my point was about the military. If a real war starts (hence the word “invasion” having a specific meaning) then this diversity, PC, etc. stupidity stops.

    Got it? No?

    (I don’t understand why people argue against an argument someone on their own side didn’t make.)

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  149. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Graham


    Far too many want to invade us. They cross a whole continent and take to the sea in small boats and on inner tubes.
     
    I meant "invade", as in war. Read in context.

    Don't get all pissy. We have the same problem. Our military (excepting the Marines, until very recently) is a big social experiment. Were there a real war with an enemy of close to the firepower, the stupidity all stops. The difference is that our Neocons are trying to get us in many wars, some with serious enemies. They don't know when to stop.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Ben tillman

    I’m with Graham. There’s already an invasion. If it’s not sufficient to put the Brits in a real war, nothing is, which makes your distinction pointless.

  150. @Ray P
    "What are we going to use on them? Harsh language?"

    Replies: @DAI. K

    Probably fake. Im tooling up…

  151. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    Imagine getting kicked out of the Beatles, TWICE.

    And also getting kicked out of the Rolling Stones.

    There's a lot of people who'd happily testify that I'm the nicest guy in the world; but on paper, objectively, my employment history seems to indicate that I'm the most annoying, irritating person on the planet. I don't know who to believe. The Internet is probably not much help.

    Replies: @anon

    I’ve been told that blotter acid from 1969 retains potency for many years, even generations, but never thought I’d run across confirmation.

    Thanks!

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @anon

    Metaphors, my dear, metaphors. Although I have crossed paths with two out of four Beatles, but only in a very minor way.

  152. @Anonymous
    @BB753


    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.
     
    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.

    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Reg Cæsar

    I never understood Lady Di’s popularity.

    Nor I. And I would like to point out that the belief that all Britons were stricken by grief at her death is a ridiculous media myth.

    She re-Anglicized the royal line. William and Henry’s generation is the first in centuries to be more than 50%. Give her that much.

    Also, loving Diana was an indirect way of showing disapproval, however mild, of the Windsors.

    People were shocked when they heard, mildly sad until the next day and then just plain embarrassed by the hysterical minority who made a spectacle of themselves for the TV cameras.

    On the other hand, this was about the same time as the ridiculously emotional response and overreaction to the Dunblane incident. A couple of dozen residents of a Scottish village own pistols, and you disarm all of them except the only one who mattered.

    Thomas Hamilton, and before him, Michael Ryan. Englishmen are disarmed due to the misbehavior of a couple of Celts. What is wrong with this picture?

    Brits on Quora.com claim something like 90% support in the UK for these bans. Of course, it’s easy to ban things that only 0.1% of the populace possesses. It was rather different during our Prohibition!

    They need to bring back that old longbow law.

    Oh, can any lurking Liverpudlians explain this?

    “In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to go topless in public, unless she is a clerk in a tropical fish store.”

  153. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    I haven’t been this flipped out since the 85th time I watched “Nashville,”
     
    I was flipped out by Nashville. Flipped out by the fact that Altman had actually managed to make a movie that was even worse than McCabe & Mrs Miller.

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @TWS, @Reg Cæsar

    Altman was the most overrated director in the history of this or any other universe.

    He got the usual fee for directing M*A*S*H, but his teenaged son cleaned up and was set for life. The boy wrote the lyrics to the theme song. And shared royalties from the movie, the soundtrack, the prime-time TV show, and its syndication to burgs big and small across the land, and the world. Even though you rarely ever heard his words.

    Steve, you should have milked your Studio City contacts until you got to Johnny Mandel– you wouldn’t have to panhandle today!

  154. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    Wow man, I'll smoke what he's smoking.

    Nashville and McCabe and Mrs Miller are two of the greatest films in not just the American canon, but the global canon. I don't know what planet you're living on. The "I'm Easy" nightclub scene with Lily Tomlin's closeup is the greatest closeup of all time, it speaks volumes, it even beats Bergman's notorious closeups in Persona. And that's saying a LOT.

    Granted, Altman made a lot of nonsense, he just shot way too many movies, and some of them are ludicrous, (especially Popeye) but come on. Have you ever sat and watched his ballet movie "The Company"? Can you see everything that is going on there?

    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights and Frozen for the best American film ever made. The only thing I can think of that comes close is Renoir's "Grand Illusion."

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I'm happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.

    "Stars are out, and there is sea enough
    Beneath the glistening earth, to bear me
    Towards the future,
    Which is not so dark. I see."
    -- Frank O'Hara

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @dfordoom

    Rules of the Game is one of my favorites. Also McCabe.

    Ambersons. Battle of Algiers. First half of Mean Streets. Fast Times (ok that’s for Phoebe).

  155. @HammerJack
    NYPost



    Seattle BLM protesters march through residential neighborhoods and demand white people give up their homes.

    “Give up your house. Give Black people back their homes.” “what are you going to do about it? Open up your wallets.”pic.twitter.com/btRzqos0IR

    — Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) August 14, 2020

    A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle marched through a residential neighborhood this week demanding that white residents give up their homes...


    “Do you know that before your white ass came here, this was all black people?” the man says. “Do you know people like you came in here and basically bought all the land from the black people for less than what it was worth, kicked them out so you could live here? Do you know that?”

     

    Did you also know that before 1619, white people sailed to America and stole it from Black ppl, its rightful owners?

    Replies: @anon, @El Dato, @ThreeCranes, @Buffalo Joe, @Hippopotamusdrome

    bought…the land,…kicked them out so you could live here

    That’s generally how it works. You buy a house. Then the sellers hopefully leave so you can then move in.

    If they didn’t leave, well, thats a potental sitcom plot.

  156. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    Wow man, I'll smoke what he's smoking.

    Nashville and McCabe and Mrs Miller are two of the greatest films in not just the American canon, but the global canon. I don't know what planet you're living on. The "I'm Easy" nightclub scene with Lily Tomlin's closeup is the greatest closeup of all time, it speaks volumes, it even beats Bergman's notorious closeups in Persona. And that's saying a LOT.

    Granted, Altman made a lot of nonsense, he just shot way too many movies, and some of them are ludicrous, (especially Popeye) but come on. Have you ever sat and watched his ballet movie "The Company"? Can you see everything that is going on there?

    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights and Frozen for the best American film ever made. The only thing I can think of that comes close is Renoir's "Grand Illusion."

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I'm happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.

    "Stars are out, and there is sea enough
    Beneath the glistening earth, to bear me
    Towards the future,
    Which is not so dark. I see."
    -- Frank O'Hara

    Replies: @Hhsiii, @dfordoom

    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now is one of those trainwreck “so bad it’s good” movies. It’s like Plan 9 from Outer Space, except that it cost a thousand times as much to make. Whatever Coppola was smoking when he made that movie I’m glad I don’t touch the stuff.

    The New American Cinema of the late 60s and the 70s represents the absolute nadir of the film-making art.

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I’m happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.

    Gee, thanks for the kind offer of enlightenment. We peasants are always grateful when self-appointed cultural elitists offer to educate us.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There's really nothing surprising about this.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    , @Gianni in Guernsey
    @dfordoom

    Cocaine is a helluva drug.

    Just ask any of the investment banks that had to be rescued or annoyed Hollywooder who cannot figure out why their uninteresting movie tanked.

  157. California Split doesn’t get enough respect.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    California Split doesn’t get enough respect.
     
    Who wants bananas, ice cream, and chocolate syrup with a pile of veggies on top?
  158. @anon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I've been told that blotter acid from 1969 retains potency for many years, even generations, but never thought I'd run across confirmation.

    Thanks!

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Metaphors, my dear, metaphors. Although I have crossed paths with two out of four Beatles, but only in a very minor way.

  159. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now
     
    Apocalypse Now is one of those trainwreck "so bad it's good" movies. It's like Plan 9 from Outer Space, except that it cost a thousand times as much to make. Whatever Coppola was smoking when he made that movie I'm glad I don't touch the stuff.

    The New American Cinema of the late 60s and the 70s represents the absolute nadir of the film-making art.

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I’m happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.
     
    Gee, thanks for the kind offer of enlightenment. We peasants are always grateful when self-appointed cultural elitists offer to educate us.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Gianni in Guernsey

    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There’s really nothing surprising about this.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There’s really nothing surprising about this.
     
    All opinions on movies are just that. Opinions. It's all subjective. If Nashville is a great movie to you, then to you it's a great movie. There's no such thing as an objective judgment on movies (or art or literature). One person's masterpiece is another person's pile of crap. It's like arguing about whether Italian food is better than Thai food.

    Even people who like arty pretentious movies don't like the same arty pretentious movies. People who like comic-book movies don't all like the same comic-book movies.

    A lot depends on what you want out of a movie. Some people want a good story. Some people want deep character analysis. Some people want dazzling dialogue. Some people want visual intoxication, Some people want ideas.

    You've probably decided that I'm the sort of person who likes comic-book movies. I'm not, but that's OK.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  160. @bruce county
    @Lot

    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore..

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore.

    I did once. The venue where we went served specially-labeled bottles of locally-produced beer. Of course, I wanted to keep one. On the way out, I was stopped by some washed-up-hockey-player goons serving as bouncers. They told me to surrender the empty bottle.

    I said, fine, just let me go into the restroom– or “washroom”, as the say in Kitchener– and remove the label, which is what I was after. But no, there was no discussing it with them. Grrr… Low IQ combined with prissy Canadian rule-to-the-letter-following.

    (Interestingly, they weren’t interested in whether I was in any shape to drive. Hmmm…)

    That or another weekend we were at the nearby Stratford Shakespeare Festival. An ad in the program invited everyone to stop by at this church building converted into a restaurant, for “a bite”. So we went. Unfortunately, as late as it was, there were no “bites”. It was a full meal, or nothing.

    A year earlier, some classmates and I were asked to leave a place in Germany after our second or third visit simply for not ordering enough. I didn’t want a repeat performance in German Canada, so we just left.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Reg Cæsar

    I was stopped by some washed-up-hockey-player goons serving as bouncers. They told me to surrender the empty bottle.

    Hilarious.
    Maybe it was your cheap drug store cologne.

    I suggest a few stops along Lake Huron. From say Grand Bend to Port Elgin. Bruce Peninsula and Tobermory are beautiful.

  161. @Anonymous
    California Split doesn't get enough respect.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    California Split doesn’t get enough respect.

    Who wants bananas, ice cream, and chocolate syrup with a pile of veggies on top?

  162. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "were there a real war ... the stupidity all stops"

    What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?

    The timeline is

    At first - "they are just a few people coming for a better life"

    then - "they are a growing force to be reckoned with"

    finally - "there are more of us than you"

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Corvinus

    “What do you call an invasion of millions of people, aided and abetted by domestic traitors, who will then get to vote, effectively defranchising you?”

    You make three assumptions here. But that is your style. I do appreciate you trolling my responses. It only means I am on the right track in offering hate facts.

    The timeline is…

    1) Newcomers arrive
    2) Newcomers are unwelcome
    3) Newcomers assimilate
    4) New newcomers arrive
    5) Old newcomers are unwelcome toward new newcomers

    Ad infinitum

  163. @Reg Cæsar
    @bruce county


    Go there for Oktoberfest. Hardly a bore.
     
    I did once. The venue where we went served specially-labeled bottles of locally-produced beer. Of course, I wanted to keep one. On the way out, I was stopped by some washed-up-hockey-player goons serving as bouncers. They told me to surrender the empty bottle.

    I said, fine, just let me go into the restroom-- or "washroom", as the say in Kitchener-- and remove the label, which is what I was after. But no, there was no discussing it with them. Grrr... Low IQ combined with prissy Canadian rule-to-the-letter-following.

    (Interestingly, they weren't interested in whether I was in any shape to drive. Hmmm...)

    That or another weekend we were at the nearby Stratford Shakespeare Festival. An ad in the program invited everyone to stop by at this church building converted into a restaurant, for "a bite". So we went. Unfortunately, as late as it was, there were no "bites". It was a full meal, or nothing.

    A year earlier, some classmates and I were asked to leave a place in Germany after our second or third visit simply for not ordering enough. I didn't want a repeat performance in German Canada, so we just left.

    Replies: @bruce county

    I was stopped by some washed-up-hockey-player goons serving as bouncers. They told me to surrender the empty bottle.

    Hilarious.
    Maybe it was your cheap drug store cologne.

    I suggest a few stops along Lake Huron. From say Grand Bend to Port Elgin. Bruce Peninsula and Tobermory are beautiful.

  164. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    Nashville runs neck and neck with Apocalypse Now
     
    Apocalypse Now is one of those trainwreck "so bad it's good" movies. It's like Plan 9 from Outer Space, except that it cost a thousand times as much to make. Whatever Coppola was smoking when he made that movie I'm glad I don't touch the stuff.

    The New American Cinema of the late 60s and the 70s represents the absolute nadir of the film-making art.

    If you want me to walk you thru this stuff, I’m happy to be obliged. I want more people to understand art.
     
    Gee, thanks for the kind offer of enlightenment. We peasants are always grateful when self-appointed cultural elitists offer to educate us.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Gianni in Guernsey

    Cocaine is a helluva drug.

    Just ask any of the investment banks that had to be rescued or annoyed Hollywooder who cannot figure out why their uninteresting movie tanked.

  165. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Oh, it's just the Internet, nobody takes it seriously. Or at least they shouldn't. If you're not going to mess around a little and make some shit up, what's the point?

    But I am actually annoyed that Bergman banged both Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, while simultaneously making the best movie in the world. That is just so not fair.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This is not really all that impressive, it’s just one of those weird things you wind up telling your grand-children while they roll their eyes and wonder what’s for dinner. Still, it’s slightly unusual, and not everybody can say it.

    I’m not a professional-quality pianist, I’m just sort of barely sub-adequate. And yet, I have played a specific piano which was also played by George Harrison and also by Paul McCartney, and no, it wasn’t in a commercial showroom or a recording studio. Gave me a bit of an odd feeling.

    That’s kind of fun in a minimal way, right?

  166. @Gordo
    @Anonymous


    And naturally, a military base will have CCTV cameras covering every square inch so this shouldn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve.
     
    So the story will quietly disappear like so many others have.

    Replies: @Gordo

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53780094

    No update on this story, looks like no other UK news sources covering it.

    Smells of the usual.

  167. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Sorry for going OT, but since Steve is a major film critic, it's pretty much always relevant.

    I just finally sat and watched Paul Anderson's "Boogie Nights" and hours later, I'm still in shock. It's a bloody masterpiece. I'm a big admirer of "Magnolia" but I pretty much dislike his other work. I've heard people say great things about Boogie Nights for years, but I sort of avoided it because I just didn't want to know too much about the San Fernando Valley porn industry. I thought the sheer excellence of "Magnolia" had my PT Anderson bases covered, (including Tom Cruise's only single great performance as a real Grotowskian actor, not as a movie star) and I dislike the rest of his work, so I thought, well I can skip Boogie Nights in good faith.

    But ho-lee sheeit. I'm still reeling from it, hours later. Persona, Apocalypse Now, Frozen, he's now got Boogie Nights in my top five. Good job, buckaroo.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AceDeuce, @SunBakedSuburb, @Cato, @obwandiyag

    Movie sucks and you’re a pervert for liking it.

  168. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There's really nothing surprising about this.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There’s really nothing surprising about this.

    All opinions on movies are just that. Opinions. It’s all subjective. If Nashville is a great movie to you, then to you it’s a great movie. There’s no such thing as an objective judgment on movies (or art or literature). One person’s masterpiece is another person’s pile of crap. It’s like arguing about whether Italian food is better than Thai food.

    Even people who like arty pretentious movies don’t like the same arty pretentious movies. People who like comic-book movies don’t all like the same comic-book movies.

    A lot depends on what you want out of a movie. Some people want a good story. Some people want deep character analysis. Some people want dazzling dialogue. Some people want visual intoxication, Some people want ideas.

    You’ve probably decided that I’m the sort of person who likes comic-book movies. I’m not, but that’s OK.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    You're completely right about that. The only reason I get uppity about it is, there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they're very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter. Jackson Polllock and Mark Rothko can sit and stew all day long in their studios, and make strange things that only a fraction of the audience understands, but they can manage to do it, because paint is cheap and studio space doesn't cost that much. Whereas, Coppola could only get the financing for Apocalypse Now because the Godfather movies were giant hits; Bergman only got to make "The Seventh Seal" because he had leverage from his great triumph at Cannes with "Smiles of a Summer Night". He literally walked into the studio boss's office after sweeping the awards, slammed the script on the guy's desk along with the rave reviews from the more popular movie, and said, Now we are doing this, I won't take No for an answer.

    Lasseter got Frozen made because Lasseter is Lasseter. Nobody would've let ME make it. Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks would not have gotten made, were it not for the cult leverage of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and the heroic failure of Dune.

    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I'll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @dfordoom

  169. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    When you have peasant opinions, well, you should expect to be condescended to like a peasant. There’s really nothing surprising about this.
     
    All opinions on movies are just that. Opinions. It's all subjective. If Nashville is a great movie to you, then to you it's a great movie. There's no such thing as an objective judgment on movies (or art or literature). One person's masterpiece is another person's pile of crap. It's like arguing about whether Italian food is better than Thai food.

    Even people who like arty pretentious movies don't like the same arty pretentious movies. People who like comic-book movies don't all like the same comic-book movies.

    A lot depends on what you want out of a movie. Some people want a good story. Some people want deep character analysis. Some people want dazzling dialogue. Some people want visual intoxication, Some people want ideas.

    You've probably decided that I'm the sort of person who likes comic-book movies. I'm not, but that's OK.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    You’re completely right about that. The only reason I get uppity about it is, there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they’re very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter. Jackson Polllock and Mark Rothko can sit and stew all day long in their studios, and make strange things that only a fraction of the audience understands, but they can manage to do it, because paint is cheap and studio space doesn’t cost that much. Whereas, Coppola could only get the financing for Apocalypse Now because the Godfather movies were giant hits; Bergman only got to make “The Seventh Seal” because he had leverage from his great triumph at Cannes with “Smiles of a Summer Night”. He literally walked into the studio boss’s office after sweeping the awards, slammed the script on the guy’s desk along with the rave reviews from the more popular movie, and said, Now we are doing this, I won’t take No for an answer.

    Lasseter got Frozen made because Lasseter is Lasseter. Nobody would’ve let ME make it. Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks would not have gotten made, were it not for the cult leverage of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and the heroic failure of Dune.

    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I’ll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I’ll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.
     
    You do realise we'll be expecting you to post pictures of that.
    , @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they’re very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter.
     
    Movies are actually very cheap to make. Some of the best movies ever made cost almost nothing (Edgar G. Ulmer's 1945 masterpiece Detour being a good example). It's distribution that is the problem. It used to be possible for low-budget movies to get distribution but it isn't possible any more.

    The budgets of Hollywood movies are absurd. If you want examples of colossal inefficiency and wastage forget the federal government, just look at Hollywood.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  170. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    You're completely right about that. The only reason I get uppity about it is, there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they're very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter. Jackson Polllock and Mark Rothko can sit and stew all day long in their studios, and make strange things that only a fraction of the audience understands, but they can manage to do it, because paint is cheap and studio space doesn't cost that much. Whereas, Coppola could only get the financing for Apocalypse Now because the Godfather movies were giant hits; Bergman only got to make "The Seventh Seal" because he had leverage from his great triumph at Cannes with "Smiles of a Summer Night". He literally walked into the studio boss's office after sweeping the awards, slammed the script on the guy's desk along with the rave reviews from the more popular movie, and said, Now we are doing this, I won't take No for an answer.

    Lasseter got Frozen made because Lasseter is Lasseter. Nobody would've let ME make it. Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks would not have gotten made, were it not for the cult leverage of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and the heroic failure of Dune.

    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I'll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @dfordoom

    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I’ll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.

    You do realise we’ll be expecting you to post pictures of that.

  171. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    You're completely right about that. The only reason I get uppity about it is, there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they're very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter. Jackson Polllock and Mark Rothko can sit and stew all day long in their studios, and make strange things that only a fraction of the audience understands, but they can manage to do it, because paint is cheap and studio space doesn't cost that much. Whereas, Coppola could only get the financing for Apocalypse Now because the Godfather movies were giant hits; Bergman only got to make "The Seventh Seal" because he had leverage from his great triumph at Cannes with "Smiles of a Summer Night". He literally walked into the studio boss's office after sweeping the awards, slammed the script on the guy's desk along with the rave reviews from the more popular movie, and said, Now we are doing this, I won't take No for an answer.

    Lasseter got Frozen made because Lasseter is Lasseter. Nobody would've let ME make it. Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks would not have gotten made, were it not for the cult leverage of Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and the heroic failure of Dune.

    If a bit of cheerleading helps get the next Boogie Nights made, then I'll bust out my Pom-poms and my short skirt.

    Replies: @dfordoom, @dfordoom

    there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they’re very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter.

    Movies are actually very cheap to make. Some of the best movies ever made cost almost nothing (Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 masterpiece Detour being a good example). It’s distribution that is the problem. It used to be possible for low-budget movies to get distribution but it isn’t possible any more.

    The budgets of Hollywood movies are absurd. If you want examples of colossal inefficiency and wastage forget the federal government, just look at Hollywood.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @dfordoom

    "Movies are actually very cheap to make."

    Define cheap. Picasso used to do a sort of parlor trick where he'd take a bunch of his friends to dinner, and when the check came he'd make a drawing on it and sign it. The physical check was now more valuable than the charge on the check, because it was now a Picasso original, so he didn't have to pay. Some wag once asked him, "How long did it really take you to do that?" and he replied, "My whole life."

  172. @dfordoom
    @The Germ Theory of Disease


    there is a sociology to how and why movies get made: they’re very expensive to do, so certain opinions matter.
     
    Movies are actually very cheap to make. Some of the best movies ever made cost almost nothing (Edgar G. Ulmer's 1945 masterpiece Detour being a good example). It's distribution that is the problem. It used to be possible for low-budget movies to get distribution but it isn't possible any more.

    The budgets of Hollywood movies are absurd. If you want examples of colossal inefficiency and wastage forget the federal government, just look at Hollywood.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Movies are actually very cheap to make.”

    Define cheap. Picasso used to do a sort of parlor trick where he’d take a bunch of his friends to dinner, and when the check came he’d make a drawing on it and sign it. The physical check was now more valuable than the charge on the check, because it was now a Picasso original, so he didn’t have to pay. Some wag once asked him, “How long did it really take you to do that?” and he replied, “My whole life.”

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