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Over the last three decades, Mike Judge has been one of the major contributors to American popular culture, creating the tremendous TV shows Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, and Silicon Valley and the cult movies Office Space and Idiocracy.

Judge’s latest project, a revival of Beavis and Butt-Head on the Paramount Plus streaming service, doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s immensely funny. My impression is that the first several hours are funnier than even the famous original on MTV in the early-mid-1990s. (My impression is also that it drops off in laughs after about the first half dozen hours. But then I’m always bored after about 6 hours of just about anything. For example, I think my interest level held up through about eight hours of Lord of the Rings, so I rate that trilogy extremely highly.)

Beavis is now the main character.

That the new B and B-H is even funnier to me than the old one strikes me as notable since my memory from about 1994 is that true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

 
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  1. Wow, they haven’t aged a bit, and I guess Steve hasn’t either.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Ralph L

    Some things--and people--are just ageless.

    This clip is from 1938. Note that the first comment is "Dale Gribble brought me here. Lol". It's a small world, after all.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=soUAZR9NAFc&feature=share&si=EMSIkaIECMiOmarE6JChQQ

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ralph L

    "... I guess Steve hasn't either."

    Mike Judge's contribution to culture is indeed "tremendous." It's hard to explain to people who don't get it. It's very white male humour, with equal parts smart guy/smart ass. It's also useful humour: when the chix get too emotionally needy I break out my Beavis's Cornholio "pee pee for my bunghole" impression. You won't need to drive them home. They'll take the bus.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @HammerJack, @mmack

  2. anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:

    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We’ve wondered. Anyone who’s paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.

    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    • Agree: LondonBob
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @anonymous


    The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    And the so-called pogroms were driven by TJB in Russia, impoverishing [effectively enslaving] the peasant class and wrecking their country.


    https://russia-insider.com/en/solzhenitsyns-damning-history-jews-russia-review/ri22354
    , @Almost Missouri
    @anonymous


    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.
     
    He's not wrong.

    https://richardhanania.substack.com/p/russia-as-the-great-satan-in-the/#:~:text=The%20background%20of,the%20Soviet%20Union

    Apparently, Tucker's staff read both Sailer and Hanania.
    , @meh
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    I've been watching "well intentioned" White Christians "giving good advice" to Jews for 40 years, at least, with absolutely zero effect on TJB.

    How about Whites take their own side for a change, and stop worrying about what is good for Jews, and worry about what is good for Whites instead?

    No one else is going to take our side, especially if we Whites won't even take our own side when under constant attack and instead speak exclusively of what is good for others.

    , @International Jew
    @anonymous

    This is a re-post from a couple days ago. Seems you didn't learn anything.

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    , @Yancey Ward
    @anonymous

    One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Peterike

    , @SFG
    @anonymous

    I mean, they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany, which killed a lot more Jews, and more recently.

    Geopolitics has a lot to do with it too-Russia’s a rival, and unlike China is weak enough to attack, (Assuming they don’t decide to bring Armageddon with nukes, of course) and there are a lot of neocon types eager for a fight (with someone else’s kids doing the dying, of course).

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Most major events have multiple causes. If you didn’t have Europe in two big alliance systems, Gavrilo Princip would have been executed and that would have been the end.

    Replies: @anonymous, @John Johnson, @MGB

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It seem that Croatian journalist Ivan Šola has something to say on both sides (googletran)...

    https://kamenjar.com/ivica-sola-ukrajina-postaje-dvostruka-zrtva-i-rusije-i-zapadne-ideoloske-kolonizacije/

    Ukraine is becoming a double victim: both of Russia and of Western ideological colonization


    What a callous piece of shit you must be to be concerned with anything other than saving the bare existence of people and their country at the moment of the greatest Ukrainian and even European tragedy after the Second World War

    Imagine that your building is on fire, women and children are crying, running away, everything you have built for years threatens to turn into dust and ashes.

    And while you are extinguishing the building, the firefighters are "dancing" in the fire at the risk of their own lives on the edge of the high roof, two gentlemen from the neighboring building in ties approach you and ask you: "Are you in favor of legalizing gay marriage?" It doesn't matter at all if you are "for" or "against" the legalization of gay marriage, but you have to be a total, callous sociopath to ask people who are fighting for their bare lives questions that at such a moment are not irrelevant, but they have neither the place nor the time.

    And then, subliminally, those same two gentlemen in ties let you know that if you don't sign it, you won't be part of their neighborhood. You will be left alone, having put out the fire or not, because the whole neighborhood is "for", and you are hiding in a declaration for such a "banal" reason as the fight for bare life.



    'BACKWARD' UKRAINIANS

    Something similar is happening in Ukraine. Ukraine is burning, fighting for bare life, and the West and the influential and powerful LGBTIQ+ lobbies in Brussels and Washington are urging Zelensky to legalize gay marriage. For that, the Constitution needs to be changed, because the Ukrainian Constitution states that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

    What a callous piece of shit you have to be to deal with anything other than saving the bare existence of people and their country at the moment of the greatest Ukrainian, and even European, tragedy after the Second World War. This is like a racket from the West, as in the building on fire described below, if you do not accept the LGBT ideology, let your building burn, you will not be part of our neighborhood.

    Similar to this, while the Russians are demolishing everything in front of them, and women and children are fleeing Ukraine headfirst regardless, Ukraine ratified the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in the wake of Putin's and Kirill's crimes. Magnificent, there are no women in Ukraine, only men defend, which is against the fundamental principles of the Istanbul Convention on "gender-based stereotypes" towards women, since they do not allow women to jump out of these stereotypes, social constructs and sit in a tank, drag recoilless guns or as female soldiers they fight side by side against the Russian occupiers. Or they dig trenches on dry land with a shovel.

    And the "stunned" Ukrainians entrusted the defense of the country to men, confirming gender stereotypes towards women. Why such a violation of the Istanbul Convention?

    Well, women fight in boxing, in the UFC ring, which is the breaking down of gender stereotypes, and their husbands from Ukraine keep them from fighting!? The unforgivable sin of the Ukrainians and the violation of the Istanbul Convention, because they deny women the opportunity to break free from the shackles of gender stereotypes and artificially constructed masculinity and femininity, so they can take a gun, go to war and not to "run away", especially if there are men among them imprisoned in a woman's body. It is the crime of their gender-conscious husbands who send them across the border, and they die like flies under Putler's criminal boot. But it is important that the Ukrainian parliament managed to ratify the Istanbul Convention under Putler's bombs. It is now a "priority", as is gay marriage.

    I have made up my mind about Russian aggression, with my heart and mind for Ukraine, all the worst about Putin and Putin's Russia, and everything is available in the "Slobodna" archive.

    So I have no reason to justify myself to anyone when I say that I am disgusted by the West and the EU at a time when the Ukrainians are being massacred, and they are pushing for the legalization of gay marriage and the Istanbul Convention in the midst of war. Thus, in parallel with the laudable aid to Ukraine in terms of money and armaments, the West is carrying out ideological colonization of the Ukrainians, alien to the ethos and customs of the Ukrainian people, very similar to the Croats.

    Thus, the West is helping Russian propaganda in the form of Putin's right-hand man, Patriarch Kirill, who, justifying the invasion of Ukraine a few days after its beginning, stated that it was necessary to protect against the imposition of "gay parades". Cyril is a religious leader, but also a dupe corrupted by secular authorities, just like Porphyry in Serbia. He belongs to that type of jihadist orthodoxy for which the "decadent West" and even the expansion of NATO are just an excuse for the long-pronounced neo-imperialist project of a great Russia, or Serbia, anyway.

    SLIME ATTITUDE OF THE VATICAN

    Hiding behind morality, Russia aims to spread a "religious" and "moral" message of salvation: the defense of tradition. It was a Christian tradition about the so-called the purity of Orthodoxy or the even more aggressive tradition of Ural and Caucasian Islam in the Islamic-Russian Orthodox jihad against Ukraine. They, together with the jihadists, protect the system of "higher moral values", Christian, family and tradition, which many European and American theocons and neocons and sovereignists have fallen for. Thank you for such defenders of "traditional and Christian values". Thanks but no thanks.

    Between the rainbow-colored West and the "defender of traditional Christian values" as the Hitler of the 21st century puts it, Putin, I personally feel worldview homeless. Especially looking at the sleazy attitude of Pope Francis and the Vatican in the "Ukraine case".

    , @John Johnson
    @anonymous

    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Russia isn't an Orthodox Christian country. It is a multi-religious/multi-racial empire with Europe's largest Muslim population. Putin in fact recently cited the importance of Buddhist and Muslim values to the country.

    Russia has the highest abortion rate in the world. Care to guess if Muslims or Moscow Whites are more likely to get an abortion?
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/abortion-rates-by-country

    Tucker decided to back the dictator and doesn't want to admit he made a mistake. That is really the issue.

    Maybe he can do a segment on the civilian areas that Putin has targeted with Iranian drones. Then he can work in trannies as if that has anything to do with innocent people being blown to bits.

    US conservatism has simply gone stupid and Tucker is lead the way. It had already embraced idiocy with race denial but Tucker takes it to another level.

    Fox is just like CNN in that these simplistic political narratives would collapse if they were in an open forum. Tucker is just as afraid of open debate as any liberal hack on CNN. They are propagandists that read from scripts. Their main job is to get ratings so boomers can be sold products.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Dutch Boy
    @anonymous

    https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1586067284908716032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1586067284908716032%7Ctwgr%5E18968da6bcb5e7c69362753da7a30ddc1319006f%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fonepeterfive.com%2Frussian-catholic-bishops-courageous-putin%2F

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    , @That Would Be Telling
    @anonymous

    I regret I have to thank you for that link to Tucker Carlson. While it's of course right about the motivation to destroy Russia imperfect though the Federation may be, it displays a level of stark ignorance that's startling but what we've come to expect from the US Right.


    Thanks to the Biden administration's religious war in Ukraine, this country is about to run out of diesel fuel. According to data from the Energy Information Administration by the Monday of Thanksgiving week, (that's 25 days from now), there will be no more diesel.
     
    Carlson and his writers are completely ignorant that while our inventories are historically low for this time of year and let me add there's little difference between Diesel and home heating oil, that at the same time they're being drawn down, refineries are making more. In the northeast or thereabouts very recently they achieved over 102% of their nameplate capacity (of course you can't keep this up for long). For a better understanding see backwardation in the usage of current spot prices, which prompts low current inventories.

    The problem of course is that we're still likely to have real shortages, they're already popping up here and there like in the Southeast with one company that the Right of Mao media has been reporting on. But this was effectively planned long before the war in the Ukraine which only sped up the timetable.

    For example he and his writers don't realize U.K. natural gas reached crisis stage pricing a full year and a month ago as I keep pounding on. As it and the EU continued to go more Green the only question about people freezing to death in winter was how many and how soon. But to update that, I've read a factoid 70% of the EU's nitrogen fixing capacity is offline now.

    So in addition people are going hungry, and between the Ukraine's recent attack on Russian naval vessels and the stark refusal to allow Russia to export food and fertilizer through the Black Sea it was almost certain the Ukraine export deal would have been allowed to expire in a couple of weeks. Which makes the Ukrainian attack make more sense, allows globohomo to paint RUSSIA!!! in a worse light. And it's interesting that Russia has been claiming most of the exported Ukrainian food was going to the First World. Totally believable, and starving Africa and the Middle East means more chaos there and more rapeugees heading for Europe.

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn't have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands). As of late imports of distillates there were being made up largely by Russia; our banning those isn't quite as important as the worldwide bans resulting in lower available world production overall. Although the PRC is moving to increase distillate exports, Xi's wack a city Zero COVID policy etc. have its refineries working below capacity and of course they're buying lots of discounted Russian crude oil.

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

    , @Jack D
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with "the desire for revenge for the pogroms" which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov's remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don't go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is "white Christian Russia" then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn't white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of "white Christianity" that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity - they don't think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it's only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company - you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.


    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?
     
    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin's regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the "white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia", don't make me laugh.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @martin_2, @David In TN, @anonymous

    , @Colin Wright
    @anonymous

    '...It’s another good reason for de-escalating ...It’s absolutely not good for the Jews...'

    There's a non-sequitur for you.

    , @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.
     
    Tucker right about one group of people, but way too simple:

    -- For some perverts and their fellow travelers it is World War LBGQWERT+++.

    -- For some Jews there does seem to be some anti-Tsar animus, though obviously the Ukrainians--a bunch of whom, sick of being abused (and starved) by the commies, allied with the Nazis as an upgrade--would be an even greater target for animus.

    -- For the Deep State and MIC it the need for an enemy, being stuck in the Cold War rut, and finding Russia easier to boogeyman than the US's actually adversary--China--because "racism!". Eisenhower's warning on these guys remains relevant.

    -- For the Ukrainians it is a war for national independence and survival.

    -- For Putin ... it is being the Tsar of all Russia. Imperialism. The same sort of stupid--who's the biggest swinging dick--war that has been the bane of mankind, but particular Europe, for ages. The previous Crimean War being a glaring example of said stupidity.

    -- For the Russian people it is just an utterly useless waste of men and resources. (A neighbor and good friend of mine, has a circuit board design tool business and employs Russian guys to do the coding. Some of his older key guys are secure. But his youngest guys have told him they'll be AWOL as they are 100% focused on getting they hell out and not being mobilized into Putin cannon fodder. Multiply by tens of thousands. Even beyond the dead/maimed, just a pointless waste of talent and youth that Russia can ill-afford to lose. Russia needs productive smart young Russians having Russian babies. It needs extra square mileage not at all.


    It's a different war for different people.

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @Oscar Peterson
    @anonymous

    The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry--tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.

    The Jews are plenty good at getting Christians at each other's throats. I wouldn't expect them to stop doing it now.

    Replies: @Curle

    , @For what it's worth
    @anonymous

    When posting something off-topic, it's customary to start off with "OT."

  3. How do you find the time to watch hours and hours of trash TV on top of everything else you do? PS your dog needs walking.

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Inverness
    @Polistra

    You're assuming he's just one person!

  4. Paul Pelosi

    John Wayne Gacey

    Democratic Party Family Values

  5. Meanwhile the story of Beavis and Butt-head’s competition unfolds

    http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/10/nbc-news-david-depape-was-able-to-get.html

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-30/five-lingering-questions-about-bizarre-paul-pelosi-attack
    #3

    As a cop for 11 yrs in St. Louis I never once worked a burglary where the broken glass and debris at the entry point was OUTSIDE the residence.

    • Thanks: Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Bill Jones


    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home
     
    This just in:

    The spokesnegro for the SFPD has now clarified the story of the Paul Pelosi call to 911, explaining that the Pelosis didn't have any security system, but instead relied upon a special "Pelosi code", known to police, that enabled Paul to heroically tip off police without alerting the assailant.

    For example, when Mr. Pelosi was heard saying "Oh, baby! Oh baby!" on the phone, he was indicating to police that he was sleeping like a baby when the break in occurred,

    When Mr. Pelosi said "It's so big and hard-give it to me!" it alerted police that he was trying to take the hammer from the attacker.

    And when Mr. Pelosi said "Cum for me. Cum for me now!" it was the signal for police to come to his rescue.

    , @Inverness
    @Bill Jones

    As annoying as conspiracy theories tend to be (especially the ones which come out right after an event) I have to admit that there are a ton of strange questions about this event. Who was the third person in the house? Why are the authorities so cagey about that?

    Why are there no burglar alarms in the most expensive neighbourhood in the most expensive city in America? Why no security footage, from the neighbours at least?

    Also, if the guy was in his underwear, how did he hide the right wing manifestos on his person? Or was he holding them in his one hand, hammer in the other? I'd pay to see that.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @J.Ross
    @Bill Jones

    If there was no attack, what would you expect of an undressing man in the bedroom of a Democrat royal in San Francisco who was described as a friend, but that he was a gay prostitute? Now learn about how violent gay prostitutes can be. Joe Biden is trying to blame this on freedom of speech.

    , @Dvnjbbgc
    @Bill Jones

    Nonsense. Crime is often more complicated than a reading of “Encyclopedia Brown” might lead you to believe.

    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed...

    Replies: @Muggles

  6. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.

    And the so-called pogroms were driven by TJB in Russia, impoverishing [effectively enslaving] the peasant class and wrecking their country.

    https://russia-insider.com/en/solzhenitsyns-damning-history-jews-russia-review/ri22354

    • Thanks: Inverness
  7. Didn’t the original show start off like a Mystery Science Theater deal, in which (in this case) Beavis and Butthead made comments on music videos they were watching? I thought I recall this. It grew into an actual show after a while that, for someone my age then, had just the appropriate humor. A friend of mine made a really nice gesture in buying me an (albeit oversize) T-shirt that I think I have today.

    What I want to know is if the show is more PC now. You wouldn’t be touting it here, I guess, if it were woke. I’ve got a feeling from the trailer that the show will stay away from subjects it wouldn’t have had a problem with 30 years ago.

    Idiocracy is a different story. I wish everybody would see it. Rather than the 500 year timeline the movie had, I’m seeing the world get about 1/2 way there only 16 years later. The 2-year Kung Flu PanicFest has played its part, as people had that time to forget how to do their work, especially management of small business. It’s a clown show out there now.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Didn’t the original show start off like a Mystery Science Theater deal, in which (in this case) Beavis and Butthead made comments on music videos they were watching? I thought I recall this. It grew into an actual show after a while that, for someone my age then, had just the appropriate humor.”

    The idea for the show came from some shorts Mike Judge submitted to MTV’s show Liquid Television. People liked the shorts with the two idiot teenagers and Judge expanded that. The original run of Beavis and Butthead was two episodes interspersed with the duo commenting on videos. I suspect the video commentary was because Mike Judge wasn’t quite ready to make a longer show. Dunno, could be wrong.

    “What I want to know is if the show is more PC now. You wouldn’t be touting it here, I guess, if it were woke. I’ve got a feeling from the trailer that the show will stay away from subjects it wouldn’t have had a problem with 30 years ago.”

    It does skewer The Woke a bit. You can find it on YouTube but there’s a great bit from “Do the Universe” about them wandering onto a college campus and getting a quick lecture on “White Privilege”. Being Beavis and Butthead, the boys completely misinterpret the Oh So Feminist professor’s point. Mayhem and hilarity ensue.

    But mainly it’s our two favorite idiots being idiots.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  8. OT one supposes, but just in case no one here knows, Showtime’s series adaptation of “Let the Right One In” is the best thing on television right now. Just sayin. Probably between “Pickle Rick” and the good years of “Adventure Time” probably the only things worth staying up late for.

    One time some CIA guy asked Arshile Gorky what the Ab-Ex painters were doing to defend Western Civilzation and he replied, “Well, I guess we’re trying to make something worth defending.”

    Adventure Time, Let the Right One In, those are sort of worth defending.

  9. Wow, idiotic White people cartoons.

    This has gone far enough! I’m calling the ADL!

  10. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    He’s not wrong.

    https://richardhanania.substack.com/p/russia-as-the-great-satan-in-the/#:~:text=The%20background%20of,the%20Soviet%20Union

    Apparently, Tucker’s staff read both Sailer and Hanania.

  11. @Bill Jones
    Meanwhile the story of Beavis and Butt-head's competition unfolds

    http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/10/nbc-news-david-depape-was-able-to-get.html

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-30/five-lingering-questions-about-bizarre-paul-pelosi-attack
    #3

    As a cop for 11 yrs in St. Louis I never once worked a burglary where the broken glass and debris at the entry point was OUTSIDE the residence.
     

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Inverness, @J.Ross, @Dvnjbbgc

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home

    This just in:

    The spokesnegro for the SFPD has now clarified the story of the Paul Pelosi call to 911, explaining that the Pelosis didn’t have any security system, but instead relied upon a special “Pelosi code”, known to police, that enabled Paul to heroically tip off police without alerting the assailant.

    For example, when Mr. Pelosi was heard saying “Oh, baby! Oh baby!” on the phone, he was indicating to police that he was sleeping like a baby when the break in occurred,

    When Mr. Pelosi said “It’s so big and hard-give it to me!” it alerted police that he was trying to take the hammer from the attacker.

    And when Mr. Pelosi said “Cum for me. Cum for me now!” it was the signal for police to come to his rescue.

  12. Steve,

    I’ve watched the Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe and the rebooted series on the Beavis and Butthead Reddit. A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos (although Butthead’s reaction to walking in and seeing Beavis dancing to K Pop is priceless!). You can watch the whole season in about an hour and a half that way.

    Not only is the focus more on Beavis, I think Mike Judge is showing what a terrible influence Butthead is on Beavis. Sans Butthead, Beavis is still clueless, but he’d be less destructive. Alas, the episode Nice Butthead shows Beavis has been around Butthead so long he’s become codependent. Beavis can’t handle Butthead becoming nice and polite via prescribed drugs, so he forces him to get off them. (Although he probably saved Butthead from overdosing on the damned things given he was eating pills like candy)

    My favorite episode so far is Weird Girl. It encapsulates the bad influence Butthead is on Beavis and shows how dumb Beavis is. Butthead completely misinterprets the mash note Glennis sends to Beavis (I❤️U becomes I Kick Your Ass?), and Beavis is so clueless he can’t pick up that Glennis is flirting with him. The scene where Van Dreesen their teacher asks Glennis and Beavis what they love is funny yet bittersweet. Watch Glennis build her hopes up just to see them shattered when Beavis, after a painful build up, finally admits aloud he does love . . . FIRE!

    “Do The Universe” is worth it just for the college campus bit on “White Privilege”. (“We’re subverting paradigms”)

    I’ve enjoyed all the episodes I’ve seen. Let’s hope the butt-munches at Paramount allow Season 3 (an animator confirmed there will be a Season 2).

    To close, I’ve always enjoyed the show since I must admit, I went to school with guys like Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge captures the frustration of being 15, horny, and having no car, no money, no chick, and no clue perfectly.

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @mmack

    Yes, Beavis is now the main character, with a deeper characterization rather than the sidekick and Butt-Head is more the bad guy.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @mmack


    A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos
     
    Why does that sound like GarfieldMinusGarfield?


    https://www.swiss-miss.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/28/fsymsogxo5tv6npt2fz1rwwv_r1_500_2-480x135.jpg

    Replies: @mmack

  13. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    I’ve been watching “well intentioned” White Christians “giving good advice” to Jews for 40 years, at least, with absolutely zero effect on TJB.

    How about Whites take their own side for a change, and stop worrying about what is good for Jews, and worry about what is good for Whites instead?

    No one else is going to take our side, especially if we Whites won’t even take our own side when under constant attack and instead speak exclusively of what is good for others.

    • Agree: Thea
  14. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    This is a re-post from a couple days ago. Seems you didn’t learn anything.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @International Jew

    Do you think it presents a risk to Jews if Russia becomes a radicalized war torn nation, which sees Washington as highly influenced by Jews making foreign policy decisions to break up Russia? What will the rhetoric coming out of Russia look like? Could the rhetoric find favor in right wing cirlces in the US?

    Replies: @International Jew

  15. I’m proud to say I’ve never watched an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park, the Simpsons, Family Guy, or any other cartoon aimed at adults. Something doesn’t feel right about it.

    • Agree: Right_On
    • Replies: @Truth
    @Spud Boy

    Have your first round, on me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXVdTT1Sis0

  16. @Polistra
    How do you find the time to watch hours and hours of trash TV on top of everything else you do? PS your dog needs walking.

    Replies: @Inverness

    You’re assuming he’s just one person!

  17. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does – through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” – what a joke.

    • Agree: ic1000, Carol, Abe
    • Replies: @Inverness
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does
     
    Churchgoing negroes tend to be very decent people. And Russia is a great Christian nation. Your slurs are offensive.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Legba
    @Peter Akuleyev

    You can still have all those things without a ruling class that encourages them

    , @Abe
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does – through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse.
     
    Yes, anyone taking sides in this conflict based on their projection of “conservative Christian values” onto Putin’s Russia is a fool. Avoidance of nuclear armageddon in furtherance of a gangster-run American Empire (how come the entire US Ukrainian strategy was flowchart’d in a RAND CORPORATION memo BEFORE RUSSIA EVEN INVADED??) will be just fine, however.

    BTW, my wife showed me this video this weekend. The Russian chick who runs the channel is I guess implicitly critical of Putin and his war as she adopts a noticeably defeatist attitude, yet what I could not get over is how clean and pleasant-even in the most [email protected] remote outposts of Russian Asia- their train stations and city centers look! I used to ride the Chicago EL for many years (Red Line in particular, which goes below ground near Downtown) and still can’t get the awful urine smells I was bombarded with on a daily basis out of my head. To have civic infrastructure that is not grimy and graffiti-covered and filthy and disgusting? To live in a nation that is proud of its public spaces and treats them with respect instead of harboring large minorities openly seething with hostility and resentment at the very civilization that provides the lifestyle they would not do without? Not being ethnically cleansed from your own cities and neighborhoods every 2 generations (as is happening all over again now in Minneapolis)? As bad as Russian society is in many respects please don’t pretend like the West (and the same dysfunction which the French and Swedes could once righty sneer at in the 80’s has been copied and even amplified in their pursuance of Globalist multi-cult cred) is not even worse in many even more important aspects:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkC3zy9yv0

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thea

    , @Anonymous
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Russia... “Christian country” – what a joke.
     
    We get it, you prefer Barabbas.


    https://dfnc.ru/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-15-at-13.40.44.png
    Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces, “Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ”, consecrated June 2020

    “Putin: Christianity is the Foundation of the Russian State”

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says the adoption of Christianity more than 1,000 years ago in territory that later became Russia marked the starting point for forming the Russian nation itself…

    https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2018/july/putin-christianity-is-the-foundation-of-the-russian-state

     

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Peter Akuleyev

    And, unlike blacks, Russians don't have an excuse.

    Blacks, at least, can say: We can't do otherwise. We're violent, resentful, stupid and ...that's who we are.

    , @Curle
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Because Jesus only ministered to Saints?

  18. @Bill Jones
    Meanwhile the story of Beavis and Butt-head's competition unfolds

    http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/10/nbc-news-david-depape-was-able-to-get.html

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-30/five-lingering-questions-about-bizarre-paul-pelosi-attack
    #3

    As a cop for 11 yrs in St. Louis I never once worked a burglary where the broken glass and debris at the entry point was OUTSIDE the residence.
     

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Inverness, @J.Ross, @Dvnjbbgc

    As annoying as conspiracy theories tend to be (especially the ones which come out right after an event) I have to admit that there are a ton of strange questions about this event. Who was the third person in the house? Why are the authorities so cagey about that?

    Why are there no burglar alarms in the most expensive neighbourhood in the most expensive city in America? Why no security footage, from the neighbours at least?

    Also, if the guy was in his underwear, how did he hide the right wing manifestos on his person? Or was he holding them in his one hand, hammer in the other? I’d pay to see that.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Inverness

    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police (you know, the guys who opened the doors for the Jan. 6 protesters and waved them in, no metal detectors needed) and who's in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi. Gay sex romp gone wrong is looking pretty likely to this observer.

    @SunBakedSurburb:

    Surely it's "TP for my bunghole?"? but thanks for the look inside your head.

    @Jack D:


    Also the fact that that poor woman had to ride 40 hrs on a train to travel 850 air miles to get to Almaty instead of taking a less than 3 hour flight is sad.
     
    Air miles in a train? Even if a train flies slowly the fact that it flies at all suggests that the Russians are ahead of us in this area.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

  19. @Achmed E. Newman
    Didn't the original show start off like a Mystery Science Theater deal, in which (in this case) Beavis and Butthead made comments on music videos they were watching? I thought I recall this. It grew into an actual show after a while that, for someone my age then, had just the appropriate humor. A friend of mine made a really nice gesture in buying me an (albeit oversize) T-shirt that I think I have today.

    What I want to know is if the show is more PC now. You wouldn't be touting it here, I guess, if it were woke. I've got a feeling from the trailer that the show will stay away from subjects it wouldn't have had a problem with 30 years ago.

    Idiocracy is a different story. I wish everybody would see it. Rather than the 500 year timeline the movie had, I'm seeing the world get about 1/2 way there only 16 years later. The 2-year Kung Flu PanicFest has played its part, as people had that time to forget how to do their work, especially management of small business. It's a clown show out there now.

    Replies: @mmack

    “Didn’t the original show start off like a Mystery Science Theater deal, in which (in this case) Beavis and Butthead made comments on music videos they were watching? I thought I recall this. It grew into an actual show after a while that, for someone my age then, had just the appropriate humor.”

    The idea for the show came from some shorts Mike Judge submitted to MTV’s show Liquid Television. People liked the shorts with the two idiot teenagers and Judge expanded that. The original run of Beavis and Butthead was two episodes interspersed with the duo commenting on videos. I suspect the video commentary was because Mike Judge wasn’t quite ready to make a longer show. Dunno, could be wrong.

    “What I want to know is if the show is more PC now. You wouldn’t be touting it here, I guess, if it were woke. I’ve got a feeling from the trailer that the show will stay away from subjects it wouldn’t have had a problem with 30 years ago.”

    It does skewer The Woke a bit. You can find it on YouTube but there’s a great bit from “Do the Universe” about them wandering onto a college campus and getting a quick lecture on “White Privilege”. Being Beavis and Butthead, the boys completely misinterpret the Oh So Feminist professor’s point. Mayhem and hilarity ensue.

    But mainly it’s our two favorite idiots being idiots.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @mmack

    Thanks, Mr. Mack. I did like the PIC stuff or just anti-lefty stuff as when they would cause so much trouble for their long-haired folk-song singing teacher. Nowadays, Mike Judge ought to take on it all. They can't really cancel him - why would he care?

    The early 1990s were closer in time to the actual hippie times of that teacher than they were to the current woke era. That's something to ponder ...

  20. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe | Official Trailer | Paramount +

    In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-head are sentenced to Space Camp by a “creative” judge in 1998, leading to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they reemerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones, and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don’t score.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head_Do_the_Universe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head#2022:_Second_film_and_ninth_season

    Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head | Exclusive Clip | Paramount+

    Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head clips playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7nPL1U-R5qQXjGnFgRu55uFuIQJeThL

    [MORE]

    Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head | GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title | Nachos Serving | Paramount+

    Sep 30, 2022

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head#Guinness_World_Records

    On Sunday, 25th September, 2022 Beavis and Butt-Head and Paramount+ attempted to break the largest plate of nachos at S. Alameda St in Los Angeles to celebrate the return of the show.[64][65][66] They were successful and were given a ceremonial plaque from the Guinness World Records representative which stated “The largest serving of nachos was achieved by Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head and Paramount+.”[67]

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @MEH 0910

    LOL at the fire scene. "Remember ... the M-80s... there was so much left to burn."

    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?

    BTW, notice that the redneck white guy is made fun of. Mike Judge will only go so far, as with the intro scene of Idiocracy. He's funny but not so courageous.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @YetAnotherAnon

  21. @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does

    Churchgoing negroes tend to be very decent people. And Russia is a great Christian nation. Your slurs are offensive.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation - in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it's 3%) , in "unChristian" (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in "Christian" Russia it is... wait for it

    it is...8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don't last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don't get is how Russia counts as a "Christian" country but somehow Ukraine doesn't? Why don't the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Getaclue, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Anonymous

  22. @MEH 0910
    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe | Official Trailer | Paramount +
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHbTnA3qSA

    In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-head are sentenced to Space Camp by a "creative" judge in 1998, leading to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they reemerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones, and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don't score.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head_Do_the_Universe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head#2022:_Second_film_and_ninth_season

    Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head | Exclusive Clip | Paramount+
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXVdTT1Sis0

    Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head clips playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7nPL1U-R5qQXjGnFgRu55uFuIQJeThL

    Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head | GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title | Nachos Serving | Paramount+
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsz-klddv0k
    Sep 30, 2022

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head#Guinness_World_Records

    On Sunday, 25th September, 2022 Beavis and Butt-Head and Paramount+ attempted to break the largest plate of nachos at S. Alameda St in Los Angeles to celebrate the return of the show.[64][65][66] They were successful and were given a ceremonial plaque from the Guinness World Records representative which stated "The largest serving of nachos was achieved by Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head and Paramount+."[67]
     

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    LOL at the fire scene. “Remember … the M-80s… there was so much left to burn.”

    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?

    BTW, notice that the redneck white guy is made fun of. Mike Judge will only go so far, as with the intro scene of Idiocracy. He’s funny but not so courageous.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?
     
    It's the new stuff on Paramount+.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Be fair. Idiocracy would never have been made or shown if Judge had been realistic about "Mr Low IQ with lots of babymommas".

  23. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Yancey Ward

    "One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot."

    Isn't it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement "Operation Demonise Russia"?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @Peterike
    @Yancey Ward

    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”

    Pussy Riot was, of course, a Jewish project. Jews in Russia are exceptionally toxic, even for Jews.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

  24. @Achmed E. Newman
    @MEH 0910

    LOL at the fire scene. "Remember ... the M-80s... there was so much left to burn."

    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?

    BTW, notice that the redneck white guy is made fun of. Mike Judge will only go so far, as with the intro scene of Idiocracy. He's funny but not so courageous.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @YetAnotherAnon

    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?

    It’s the new stuff on Paramount+.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  25. From iSteve’s twitter:
    Dutch soccer culture is highly effective at training little boys to be pro soccer players, but it chews up and spits out a huge number of poorly educated teens who don’t make it.

    Sounds like American football culture.

  26. I’m trying to remember who called Beavis & Butthead “the malevolent, badly drawn face of American youth” – Peter Hitchens perhaps, in “The Abolition Of Britain”.

  27. @Achmed E. Newman
    @MEH 0910

    LOL at the fire scene. "Remember ... the M-80s... there was so much left to burn."

    Is that the old stuff or the new stuff, MEH?

    BTW, notice that the redneck white guy is made fun of. Mike Judge will only go so far, as with the intro scene of Idiocracy. He's funny but not so courageous.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @YetAnotherAnon

    Be fair. Idiocracy would never have been made or shown if Judge had been realistic about “Mr Low IQ with lots of babymommas“.

  28. Off topic but something about the Paul Pelosi incident troubled me. Then the repressed memory came back.

    My 7th grade science teacher was pretty cool and let us do whatever we wanted. Being science enthusiasts we explored interesting ideas without need for supervision. He would disappear to the teacher’s lounge for a smoke.

    Then one day he showed up with black eyes and broken nose along with a vague story about getting mugged. Being kids it didn’t make sense and his answers to our questions seemed improbable. He did not return the following year. This was 1970, when nobody was gay. Especially in the industrial midwest, even though it had a weird gay subculture that would occasionally surface as a nude male body down at the levee.

    Later of course we figured out he was cruising and got rolled. Now the Pelosi assault makes sense. The official story coming from police sounds just like the answers our science teacher gave us until we stopped asking.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Elmer T. Jones

    This was 1970, when nobody was gay. Especially in the industrial midwest, even though it had a weird gay subculture that would occasionally surface as a nude male body down at the levee.

    I'm a Rustbelt kid. Yes, there were male homosexuals where I grew up. In 1970. My parents could have introduced you to two from their circle of acquaintances, more later in the decade.


    Later of course we figured out he was cruising and got rolled.

    How did you figure that out?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

  29. The episode “Butt Flambe” of the original Bevis and Butt-Head run contained the greatest MacGuffin in cinema history. They walk into the emergency room, and smoke is coming out of Bevis’s ass. They never actually explain why Bevis’s ass was smoking. Incredible.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @Batman

    "They walk into the emergency room, and smoke is coming out of Bevis’s ass. They never actually explain why Bevis’s ass was smoking. Incredible."

    Once Butthead confirms he's taken Beavis to "The damned hostipal", the closing scene shows the doctors sussed out how he burned his bottom.

    https://youtu.be/V56geBvma1E

  30. And remember how Beavis and Butthead learned white privilege?

    • Thanks: J1234, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Hrw-500

    When was this episode made? Seems like it would have to be in the last few years.

    Replies: @mmack, @Hrw-500

  31. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    I mean, they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany, which killed a lot more Jews, and more recently.

    Geopolitics has a lot to do with it too-Russia’s a rival, and unlike China is weak enough to attack, (Assuming they don’t decide to bring Armageddon with nukes, of course) and there are a lot of neocon types eager for a fight (with someone else’s kids doing the dying, of course).

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Most major events have multiple causes. If you didn’t have Europe in two big alliance systems, Gavrilo Princip would have been executed and that would have been the end.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @SFG

    Germany is in the process of being punished through guilt education and media. There will be 10 million Muslims in the country and they will blend in with Germans, becoming a new nation.

    , @John Johnson
    @SFG

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Is that how you imagine it? The only people against the war are fighting for gay rights?

    Ukraine doesn't want to be under the boot of a pissy little dictator who openly wants to eliminate Ukrainian identity.

    A peaceful protestor in Russia was actually raped at a police station for reading a poem in public.
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government. The founders supported basic freedoms from oppressive governments while the Russian Slav dictator in shoe steppers can end your life on a rumor.

    Even if the US didn't supply weapons the Ukrainians would have fought back. They had one of the largest militaries in Europe and even if Russia took Kiev it would have gone into partisan warfare. There was never a possibility of a quick takeover. The Ukrainians had plans for defending against a Russian invasion. In fact they used Soviet weapons to prevent the Russians from taking an airport near Kiev. They predicted that the Russians would try to take it as a base and shelled it after they arrived.

    Not everything in the world is about Jews and trans advocates. It is in fact Putin that sells Israel their oil even though his deluded followers here think he is in some battle against world Jewry. Putin would laugh at his followers here for ignoring the obvious and assuming he shares their delusions and resentments against the Jews. He has made some Russian Jews extremely wealthy and maintains deep economic ties with Israel in not just oil but also raw diamonds. Ukraine is actually in a spat right now with Israel for not providing anti-air defenses since they are afraid of losing Russian oil:
    https://www.newsweek.com/whats-behind-israels-reluctance-share-iron-dome-ukraine-opinion-1755161

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anon, @Anonymous

    , @MGB
    @SFG


    they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany
     
    see morganthau plan re deindustrialization of germany.
  32. That the new B and B-H is even funnier to me than the old one strikes me as notable since my memory from about 1994 is that true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

    Nice passage, Steve. MTV had a few good shows back then.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As a card-carrying Gen-Xer, I and my college roommates watched MTV after class.

    Beavis & Butthead giving a fried mouse to Mr. Anderson. Ren & Stimpy in Space Madness. The State with Louie "I wanna dip my balls in it!", and Liquid TV giving us Stick Figure Theater and Aeon Flux.

    Ah, what times. Note: I worked at a fast food place in high school, so the Burger World episodes especially hit home with me.

    Replies: @megabar

  33. @SFG
    @anonymous

    I mean, they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany, which killed a lot more Jews, and more recently.

    Geopolitics has a lot to do with it too-Russia’s a rival, and unlike China is weak enough to attack, (Assuming they don’t decide to bring Armageddon with nukes, of course) and there are a lot of neocon types eager for a fight (with someone else’s kids doing the dying, of course).

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Most major events have multiple causes. If you didn’t have Europe in two big alliance systems, Gavrilo Princip would have been executed and that would have been the end.

    Replies: @anonymous, @John Johnson, @MGB

    Germany is in the process of being punished through guilt education and media. There will be 10 million Muslims in the country and they will blend in with Germans, becoming a new nation.

  34. anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    @anonymous

    This is a re-post from a couple days ago. Seems you didn't learn anything.

    Replies: @anonymous

    Do you think it presents a risk to Jews if Russia becomes a radicalized war torn nation, which sees Washington as highly influenced by Jews making foreign policy decisions to break up Russia? What will the rhetoric coming out of Russia look like? Could the rhetoric find favor in right wing cirlces in the US?

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Jews like Joe Biden and the Clintons. O.K...

    Replies: @J.Ross, @anonymous

  35. Idiocracy‘s first segment is one of those transcendantly relevant cinematic sequences that must be seen by everyone, Office Space (the entire movie) is like that but less important and a generational statement, Extract isn’t worth remembering, but it is an unforgivable omission to skip Tales From The Tour Bus, which is probably the funniest thing and most culturally significant he ever did.

  36. Anonymous[820] • Disclaimer says:

    Totally OT: https://www.ft.com/content/4c56c9b2-f4ad-4956-9216-655acebd845d

    Has The Netherlands hit a limit of growth that cannot be ‘fixed’ by importing cheap labour?

    This looks like one of those stories that are easy to ignore but might have very large repercussions.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Totally OT: https://www.ft.com/content/4c56c9b2-f4ad-4956-9216-655acebd845d

    Has The Netherlands hit a limit of growth that cannot be ‘fixed’ by importing cheap labour?
     
    It's the same-old, same-old: "Make your own damn coffee!" pretty much covers it.


    And so its population mushroomed. When the counter hit 14 million in 1979, Queen Juliana said, “Our country is full.” In 2010, Statistics Netherlands said the population would probably never reach 18 million. Today it’s 17.7 million and rising.
    ...

    One constraint on growth is that the Dutch enjoy the developed world’s shortest average work week, at just 30.3 hours. Six workers in 10 – predominantly women – are either part-timers or temps. The government is planning a bonus for anyone going full-time, but many people prefer daytime cappuccinos in the local café, assuming they can get served. Why give up your relaxt life and permanent contract to alleviate understaffing in old-age homes? Importing more migrant workers isn’t a popular idea.
     
    The Netherlands imported a bunch of people--troublesome and often useless people--so that its women--and probably a bunch of its men--could sit around drinking cappuccinos.

    It's a small place so dropping your fertility to replacement made a lot of sense. But then ... don't import people!!! Sit at replacement fertility, enjoy the wages ... and don't expect that a bunch of bullshit service work is going to be done cheaply for you. The market will allocate labor in the appropriate fashion. And it may be that you need to make your own damn coffee ... or have the cappucino machine make it for you and you have to walk over to it. BFD.

    This ought to be a time of unprecedented prosperity and really "the good life" in the West. Technology enabling outsided productivity, making life incredibly comfortable. But our lazy, noxious elites who want to live like feudal nobility have instead an ever more crowded toxic multi-ethnic mess.

    Replies: @megabar

  37. @Bill Jones
    Meanwhile the story of Beavis and Butt-head's competition unfolds

    http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/10/nbc-news-david-depape-was-able-to-get.html

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-30/five-lingering-questions-about-bizarre-paul-pelosi-attack
    #3

    As a cop for 11 yrs in St. Louis I never once worked a burglary where the broken glass and debris at the entry point was OUTSIDE the residence.
     

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Inverness, @J.Ross, @Dvnjbbgc

    If there was no attack, what would you expect of an undressing man in the bedroom of a Democrat royal in San Francisco who was described as a friend, but that he was a gay prostitute? Now learn about how violent gay prostitutes can be. Joe Biden is trying to blame this on freedom of speech.

  38. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That the new B and B-H is even funnier to me than the old one strikes me as notable since my memory from about 1994 is that true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.
     
    Nice passage, Steve. MTV had a few good shows back then.

    Replies: @njguy73

    As a card-carrying Gen-Xer, I and my college roommates watched MTV after class.

    Beavis & Butthead giving a fried mouse to Mr. Anderson. Ren & Stimpy in Space Madness. The State with Louie “I wanna dip my balls in it!”, and Liquid TV giving us Stick Figure Theater and Aeon Flux.

    Ah, what times. Note: I worked at a fast food place in high school, so the Burger World episodes especially hit home with me.

    • Replies: @megabar
    @njguy73

    > Ren & Stimpy in Space Madness.

    Oh man, that's a blast from the past.

    I just watched it again, and to me, the charm is still there. But then, if I'd never watched it until right now, I'd probably think it's an indicator of a failing society. There's probably a lesson there.

  39. That the new B and B-H is even funnier to me than the old one strikes me as notable since my memory from about 1994 is that true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

    Steve’s brain runs in some twitchy, jangly vibe I don’t share.

    I likewise remember true happiness in 1994, as coming home to the wife and kids … but about the last thing I’d want to do is then punish myself with Beavis and Butthead inanity and ugliness.

    Different strokes …

  40. @Ralph L
    Wow, they haven't aged a bit, and I guess Steve hasn't either.

    Replies: @Kylie, @SunBakedSuburb

    Some things–and people–are just ageless.

    This clip is from 1938. Note that the first comment is “Dale Gribble brought me here. Lol”. It’s a small world, after all.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=soUAZR9NAFc&feature=share&si=EMSIkaIECMiOmarE6JChQQ

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
  41. Beavis and Butt-Head as characters were, as I recall, intended to represent the id of the suburban hard rock/heavy metal headbanger type who had by 1993 seen his chosen genre of music recede in popularity to the point of irrelevance from its previous heights in the 1980s, most notably via the ascendancy of the grunge genre and the “Seattle Sound” in the early 1990s. So the characters’ commentary seemed to be about whether the newer videos “rocked” or not and about the attractiveness of scantily clad female musicians, and a running satire of music which had grown to take itself way too seriously. Making them obvious losers freed Judge to make his commentaries subtext – most people thought the show was really about making fun of these headbanging losers which is the text that permitted the subtext of social commentary via music videos and other media.

    Either this or it was really just about two dumb guys in Texas walking around and doing dumb guy stuff.

  42. In the same vein, I warmly recommend that classic of contemporary English literature, “Rogers Profanisaurus” by the Viz people, to all iSteve readers.

    Or, as their heraldic emblem, in appropriate argot puts it ‘Pork Sword Rampant Surmounted by Five (5) Digits Clenched”.

  43. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    It seem that Croatian journalist Ivan Šola has something to say on both sides (googletran)…

    https://kamenjar.com/ivica-sola-ukrajina-postaje-dvostruka-zrtva-i-rusije-i-zapadne-ideoloske-kolonizacije/

    Ukraine is becoming a double victim: both of Russia and of Western ideological colonization

    What a callous piece of shit you must be to be concerned with anything other than saving the bare existence of people and their country at the moment of the greatest Ukrainian and even European tragedy after the Second World War

    Imagine that your building is on fire, women and children are crying, running away, everything you have built for years threatens to turn into dust and ashes.

    And while you are extinguishing the building, the firefighters are “dancing” in the fire at the risk of their own lives on the edge of the high roof, two gentlemen from the neighboring building in ties approach you and ask you: “Are you in favor of legalizing gay marriage?” It doesn’t matter at all if you are “for” or “against” the legalization of gay marriage, but you have to be a total, callous sociopath to ask people who are fighting for their bare lives questions that at such a moment are not irrelevant, but they have neither the place nor the time.

    And then, subliminally, those same two gentlemen in ties let you know that if you don’t sign it, you won’t be part of their neighborhood. You will be left alone, having put out the fire or not, because the whole neighborhood is “for”, and you are hiding in a declaration for such a “banal” reason as the fight for bare life.

    [MORE]

    ‘BACKWARD’ UKRAINIANS

    Something similar is happening in Ukraine. Ukraine is burning, fighting for bare life, and the West and the influential and powerful LGBTIQ+ lobbies in Brussels and Washington are urging Zelensky to legalize gay marriage. For that, the Constitution needs to be changed, because the Ukrainian Constitution states that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

    What a callous piece of shit you have to be to deal with anything other than saving the bare existence of people and their country at the moment of the greatest Ukrainian, and even European, tragedy after the Second World War. This is like a racket from the West, as in the building on fire described below, if you do not accept the LGBT ideology, let your building burn, you will not be part of our neighborhood.

    Similar to this, while the Russians are demolishing everything in front of them, and women and children are fleeing Ukraine headfirst regardless, Ukraine ratified the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in the wake of Putin’s and Kirill’s crimes. Magnificent, there are no women in Ukraine, only men defend, which is against the fundamental principles of the Istanbul Convention on “gender-based stereotypes” towards women, since they do not allow women to jump out of these stereotypes, social constructs and sit in a tank, drag recoilless guns or as female soldiers they fight side by side against the Russian occupiers. Or they dig trenches on dry land with a shovel.

    And the “stunned” Ukrainians entrusted the defense of the country to men, confirming gender stereotypes towards women. Why such a violation of the Istanbul Convention?

    Well, women fight in boxing, in the UFC ring, which is the breaking down of gender stereotypes, and their husbands from Ukraine keep them from fighting!? The unforgivable sin of the Ukrainians and the violation of the Istanbul Convention, because they deny women the opportunity to break free from the shackles of gender stereotypes and artificially constructed masculinity and femininity, so they can take a gun, go to war and not to “run away”, especially if there are men among them imprisoned in a woman’s body. It is the crime of their gender-conscious husbands who send them across the border, and they die like flies under Putler’s criminal boot. But it is important that the Ukrainian parliament managed to ratify the Istanbul Convention under Putler’s bombs. It is now a “priority”, as is gay marriage.

    I have made up my mind about Russian aggression, with my heart and mind for Ukraine, all the worst about Putin and Putin’s Russia, and everything is available in the “Slobodna” archive.

    So I have no reason to justify myself to anyone when I say that I am disgusted by the West and the EU at a time when the Ukrainians are being massacred, and they are pushing for the legalization of gay marriage and the Istanbul Convention in the midst of war. Thus, in parallel with the laudable aid to Ukraine in terms of money and armaments, the West is carrying out ideological colonization of the Ukrainians, alien to the ethos and customs of the Ukrainian people, very similar to the Croats.

    Thus, the West is helping Russian propaganda in the form of Putin’s right-hand man, Patriarch Kirill, who, justifying the invasion of Ukraine a few days after its beginning, stated that it was necessary to protect against the imposition of “gay parades”. Cyril is a religious leader, but also a dupe corrupted by secular authorities, just like Porphyry in Serbia. He belongs to that type of jihadist orthodoxy for which the “decadent West” and even the expansion of NATO are just an excuse for the long-pronounced neo-imperialist project of a great Russia, or Serbia, anyway.

    SLIME ATTITUDE OF THE VATICAN

    Hiding behind morality, Russia aims to spread a “religious” and “moral” message of salvation: the defense of tradition. It was a Christian tradition about the so-called the purity of Orthodoxy or the even more aggressive tradition of Ural and Caucasian Islam in the Islamic-Russian Orthodox jihad against Ukraine. They, together with the jihadists, protect the system of “higher moral values”, Christian, family and tradition, which many European and American theocons and neocons and sovereignists have fallen for. Thank you for such defenders of “traditional and Christian values”. Thanks but no thanks.

    Between the rainbow-colored West and the “defender of traditional Christian values” as the Hitler of the 21st century puts it, Putin, I personally feel worldview homeless. Especially looking at the sleazy attitude of Pope Francis and the Vatican in the “Ukraine case”.

  44. I don’t think I ever saw B&B.
    But like a lot of things in our culture such as Twitter, rap music, popular movies, and TV shows that I haven’t seen, read or heard I feel eminently qualified to offer an opinion on.
    My belief is all these popular cultural artifacts somehow exist independent of their respective mediums, and not unlike the dread Covid
    seep into the atmosphere infecting us all.
    And not unlike the dread Covid our bodies produce anti bodies that allow us, for the most part, to go about our humdrum lives oblivious to the storms raging around us. Ignorance is bliss until it isn’t.

  45. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Russia isn’t an Orthodox Christian country. It is a multi-religious/multi-racial empire with Europe’s largest Muslim population. Putin in fact recently cited the importance of Buddhist and Muslim values to the country.

    Russia has the highest abortion rate in the world. Care to guess if Muslims or Moscow Whites are more likely to get an abortion?
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/abortion-rates-by-country

    Tucker decided to back the dictator and doesn’t want to admit he made a mistake. That is really the issue.

    Maybe he can do a segment on the civilian areas that Putin has targeted with Iranian drones. Then he can work in trannies as if that has anything to do with innocent people being blown to bits.

    US conservatism has simply gone stupid and Tucker is lead the way. It had already embraced idiocy with race denial but Tucker takes it to another level.

    Fox is just like CNN in that these simplistic political narratives would collapse if they were in an open forum. Tucker is just as afraid of open debate as any liberal hack on CNN. They are propagandists that read from scripts. Their main job is to get ratings so boomers can be sold products.

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @John Johnson


    Russia has the highest abortion rate in the world.
     
    This was true in the Soviet era as well, before "tax cuts for the rich"-- i.e., the fall of Communism. Up until Dobbs, nearly all the countries of Europe had stricter abortion laws than Roe had permitted. A notable exception is White Russia, a.k.a. Belarús. Alexander Lukashenko, the Face of Choice!


    I wouldn't inquire too deeply into Ukraine's policies, either, Zelenskyy in an interview:

    -Abortions?

    Folks, I think that a person chooses an abortion herself, please. I think it should not be banned. Why do we need to talk to you about what to ban?

    - Because in Eastern and Central Europe laws are often adopted that cause public outcry. In Poland, for example, there were huge protests when they wanted to ban abortion.

    To be honest, you need to poke your nose into human freedom less.

    https://www.rbc.ua/rus/news/vladimir-zelenskiy-nam-vygodno-raspustit-1555546435.html
     
    Poles may not be having any more babies than other Slavs, but at least they're not killing the ones they do.
  46. @SFG
    @anonymous

    I mean, they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany, which killed a lot more Jews, and more recently.

    Geopolitics has a lot to do with it too-Russia’s a rival, and unlike China is weak enough to attack, (Assuming they don’t decide to bring Armageddon with nukes, of course) and there are a lot of neocon types eager for a fight (with someone else’s kids doing the dying, of course).

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Most major events have multiple causes. If you didn’t have Europe in two big alliance systems, Gavrilo Princip would have been executed and that would have been the end.

    Replies: @anonymous, @John Johnson, @MGB

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Is that how you imagine it? The only people against the war are fighting for gay rights?

    Ukraine doesn’t want to be under the boot of a pissy little dictator who openly wants to eliminate Ukrainian identity.

    A peaceful protestor in Russia was actually raped at a police station for reading a poem in public.
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government. The founders supported basic freedoms from oppressive governments while the Russian Slav dictator in shoe steppers can end your life on a rumor.

    Even if the US didn’t supply weapons the Ukrainians would have fought back. They had one of the largest militaries in Europe and even if Russia took Kiev it would have gone into partisan warfare. There was never a possibility of a quick takeover. The Ukrainians had plans for defending against a Russian invasion. In fact they used Soviet weapons to prevent the Russians from taking an airport near Kiev. They predicted that the Russians would try to take it as a base and shelled it after they arrived.

    Not everything in the world is about Jews and trans advocates. It is in fact Putin that sells Israel their oil even though his deluded followers here think he is in some battle against world Jewry. Putin would laugh at his followers here for ignoring the obvious and assuming he shares their delusions and resentments against the Jews. He has made some Russian Jews extremely wealthy and maintains deep economic ties with Israel in not just oil but also raw diamonds. Ukraine is actually in a spat right now with Israel for not providing anti-air defenses since they are afraid of losing Russian oil:
    https://www.newsweek.com/whats-behind-israels-reluctance-share-iron-dome-ukraine-opinion-1755161

    • Agree: Art Deco
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @John Johnson

    "Newsweek.com"

    A source of information definitely not in thrall to CIA/MI6/NATO perception management. Your concluding paragraph accurately portrays the murky relationships between Russia, Israel, and Ukraine. What you left out are the roles played by Israeli organized crime for whom Ukraine serves as a major hub of operations, and the Zionist supremacist neoconservative elements within the American national security state and NATO who seek to overthrow Putin and turn Russia into a series of weak vassal states. Western security and financial elites see technocratic feudalism as the operating system going forward.

    , @Anon
    @John Johnson

    [blockquote]The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government.[/blockquote]

    Sure, if by "support" you mean of the thoughts and prayers variety.

    "Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well‐​wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own." - John Adams

    "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities." - George Washington

    I can keep going.

    , @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure
     
    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you've ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington's farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @John Johnson

  47. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Dutch Boy

    Julia Davis needs to think outside the box. Anyone who knows old school communists would understand where Yevgeny Satanovsky is coming from. It makes perfect sense for him to join a coalition of the willing against the freaky interventionist pervert empire.

  48. Mike Judge is a national treasure. Most filmgoers didn’t realize Judge himself portrayed Stan in ‘Office Space.’

    • Thanks: Je Suis Omar Mateen
  49. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    I regret I have to thank you for that link to Tucker Carlson. While it’s of course right about the motivation to destroy Russia imperfect though the Federation may be, it displays a level of stark ignorance that’s startling but what we’ve come to expect from the US Right.

    Thanks to the Biden administration’s religious war in Ukraine, this country is about to run out of diesel fuel. According to data from the Energy Information Administration by the Monday of Thanksgiving week, (that’s 25 days from now), there will be no more diesel.

    Carlson and his writers are completely ignorant that while our inventories are historically low for this time of year and let me add there’s little difference between Diesel and home heating oil, that at the same time they’re being drawn down, refineries are making more. In the northeast or thereabouts very recently they achieved over 102% of their nameplate capacity (of course you can’t keep this up for long). For a better understanding see backwardation in the usage of current spot prices, which prompts low current inventories.

    The problem of course is that we’re still likely to have real shortages, they’re already popping up here and there like in the Southeast with one company that the Right of Mao media has been reporting on. But this was effectively planned long before the war in the Ukraine which only sped up the timetable.

    For example he and his writers don’t realize U.K. natural gas reached crisis stage pricing a full year and a month ago as I keep pounding on. As it and the EU continued to go more Green the only question about people freezing to death in winter was how many and how soon. But to update that, I’ve read a factoid 70% of the EU’s nitrogen fixing capacity is offline now.

    So in addition people are going hungry, and between the Ukraine’s recent attack on Russian naval vessels and the stark refusal to allow Russia to export food and fertilizer through the Black Sea it was almost certain the Ukraine export deal would have been allowed to expire in a couple of weeks. Which makes the Ukrainian attack make more sense, allows globohomo to paint RUSSIA!!! in a worse light. And it’s interesting that Russia has been claiming most of the exported Ukrainian food was going to the First World. Totally believable, and starving Africa and the Middle East means more chaos there and more rapeugees heading for Europe.

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn’t have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands). As of late imports of distillates there were being made up largely by Russia; our banning those isn’t quite as important as the worldwide bans resulting in lower available world production overall. Although the PRC is moving to increase distillate exports, Xi’s wack a city Zero COVID policy etc. have its refineries working below capacity and of course they’re buying lots of discounted Russian crude oil.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @That Would Be Telling


    the Ukraine’s recent attack on Russian naval vessels
     
    So you are saying that civilian power plants in Ukraine are legitimate targets for Russia but that Russian naval vessels that are firing missiles onto the territory of Ukraine are not? Or was this war only supposed to work one way - Russia gets to bomb Ukraine all it wants because Russia is a "real" country but "the Ukraine" which isn't even a country at all is not allowed to fight back? Sorry it doesn't work that way.

    As far as Europeans being forced to sit in the cold and dark and starve to death, I don't think that's gonna happen (and if it did, that would only increase NATO's level of support for Ukraine).

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @John Johnson
    @That Would Be Telling

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn’t have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands).

    Well there also needs to be a discussion on how the "Free market" decided to abandon some refineries in the belief that we would all be switching to electric cars. It seems that some investors really thought that Teslas were the future and refinery profits had peaked. Well now some of those refineries are dilapidated and the "free market" is panicking over previously errored "free market" decisions. And to think I was skeptical of putting our energy supply into the crowd that watches cramer all day.

    In the meantime Tucker's fanbase can do their part and cut weekly trips to Walmart in their jacked up diesels. These are my neighbors and I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.

    Replies: @Jack D

  50. I’m sure it’s not as funny as World’s Dumbest but I’ll check it out.

  51. @Ralph L
    Wow, they haven't aged a bit, and I guess Steve hasn't either.

    Replies: @Kylie, @SunBakedSuburb

    “… I guess Steve hasn’t either.”

    Mike Judge’s contribution to culture is indeed “tremendous.” It’s hard to explain to people who don’t get it. It’s very white male humour, with equal parts smart guy/smart ass. It’s also useful humour: when the chix get too emotionally needy I break out my Beavis’s Cornholio “pee pee for my bunghole” impression. You won’t need to drive them home. They’ll take the bus.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @SunBakedSuburb

    It's difficult to own a blue tee shirt without the neck getting all stretched out.

    , @HammerJack
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Jesus, dude! It's T.P. not peepee.

    Even makes sense since t.p. is what he's looking for..

    , @mmack
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You wanna be careful throwing down the Cornholio impression. Beavis doesn’t get away with it nowadays:

    https://youtu.be/QF5q75sje6A

    Although, Beavis DOES get the chicks:

    https://youtu.be/BHtzbBRqp5M

  52. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.

    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with “the desire for revenge for the pogroms” which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov’s remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don’t go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is “white Christian Russia” then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn’t white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of “white Christianity” that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity – they don’t think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it’s only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company – you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.

    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?

    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin’s regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the “white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia”, don’t make me laugh.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Why shouldn’t white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?
     
    This is the Old World's Central America. As with that icky isthmus, I'm drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position. The traditional "he's a bastard, but he's our bastard" doesn't seem to fit anyone here.

    Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan... Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is “white Christian Russia” then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia.
     
    You know who is Russian? Oxane "Gypsy" Taub, the ex who shacked up with Pelosi-pummeler DePape. She appears to be a kind of naturist Masha Gessen, with better manners. However, she has engaged in a little election denial herself at times.

    Evidently it depends on whose Oxane is being Gored.

    Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion...
     
    ...and throat singing, which turns the larynx into a kazoo or, better yet, a Jew's harp. (Can you still call it that?) Steve did a post on that, which I like to imagine I had some subliminal influence in inspiring. After all, no one else had ever mentioned Paul Pena in a comment before that.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @martin_2
    @Jack D

    I remember some Chinese bird on youtube a few months back who had been to Israel and said that the people there had a soft spot for Russia since they defeated the Germans in WW2 and thus saved the remaining Jews in Europe. This seems much more plausible than the notion that the Jews hate the Russians because of pogroms.

    Replies: @Inverness

    , @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The "Christian Conservative" Never Trumper David French calls Putin a "Christian Nationalist."

    French claims to lament the hostility toward political opponents nowadays despite himself attacking someone every day. And it's always self-described conservatives French goes after. He NEVER criticizes the Left in any serious way.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    , @anonymous
    @Jack D

    The leading voice of populist Christian conservatism in the US is Tucker Carlson with 3 million nightly viewers including an influential audience. Tucker Carlson greatly sympathizes with Russia's perspective as you can see from the article. He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.

    "Tucker Investigates: What is destroying rural America?"
    The segment on Henry Ford and the private equity villain Singer killing rural America has obvious antisemitic undertones.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdwH066g5lQ&ab_channel=FoxNews

    Russia state TV loves playing Tucker clips, more than any mainstream news personality in America. The link is there. In a disputed election where America gets crazier, Russian nationalism and US Christian nationalism could join forces. Jews would be the target of their criticism as the people at the center of the problems in both countries.

    You're ignoring the links that have already formed. If you were in 1930s Germany, do you think you would be able to foresee what would happen?

    Replies: @Jack D

  53. @John Johnson
    @anonymous

    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It’s another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Russia isn't an Orthodox Christian country. It is a multi-religious/multi-racial empire with Europe's largest Muslim population. Putin in fact recently cited the importance of Buddhist and Muslim values to the country.

    Russia has the highest abortion rate in the world. Care to guess if Muslims or Moscow Whites are more likely to get an abortion?
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/abortion-rates-by-country

    Tucker decided to back the dictator and doesn't want to admit he made a mistake. That is really the issue.

    Maybe he can do a segment on the civilian areas that Putin has targeted with Iranian drones. Then he can work in trannies as if that has anything to do with innocent people being blown to bits.

    US conservatism has simply gone stupid and Tucker is lead the way. It had already embraced idiocy with race denial but Tucker takes it to another level.

    Fox is just like CNN in that these simplistic political narratives would collapse if they were in an open forum. Tucker is just as afraid of open debate as any liberal hack on CNN. They are propagandists that read from scripts. Their main job is to get ratings so boomers can be sold products.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Russia has the highest abortion rate in the world.

    This was true in the Soviet era as well, before “tax cuts for the rich”– i.e., the fall of Communism. Up until Dobbs, nearly all the countries of Europe had stricter abortion laws than Roe had permitted. A notable exception is White Russia, a.k.a. Belarús. Alexander Lukashenko, the Face of Choice!

    I wouldn’t inquire too deeply into Ukraine’s policies, either, Zelenskyy in an interview:

    -Abortions?

    Folks, I think that a person chooses an abortion herself, please. I think it should not be banned. Why do we need to talk to you about what to ban?

    – Because in Eastern and Central Europe laws are often adopted that cause public outcry. In Poland, for example, there were huge protests when they wanted to ban abortion.

    To be honest, you need to poke your nose into human freedom less.

    https://www.rbc.ua/rus/news/vladimir-zelenskiy-nam-vygodno-raspustit-1555546435.html

    Poles may not be having any more babies than other Slavs, but at least they’re not killing the ones they do.

    • Agree: Kylie
  54. OT: Steve – a Thai tranny now owns the Miss Universe pageant.

    https://news.yahoo.com/transgender-businesswoman-anne-jakkaphong-jakrajutatip-142152345.html

    Apparently an eX-Man competed for Spain in 2018.

    Who would have thought surgically sculpted men would be competing in female beauty pageants? What a demonic world.

  55. @That Would Be Telling
    @anonymous

    I regret I have to thank you for that link to Tucker Carlson. While it's of course right about the motivation to destroy Russia imperfect though the Federation may be, it displays a level of stark ignorance that's startling but what we've come to expect from the US Right.


    Thanks to the Biden administration's religious war in Ukraine, this country is about to run out of diesel fuel. According to data from the Energy Information Administration by the Monday of Thanksgiving week, (that's 25 days from now), there will be no more diesel.
     
    Carlson and his writers are completely ignorant that while our inventories are historically low for this time of year and let me add there's little difference between Diesel and home heating oil, that at the same time they're being drawn down, refineries are making more. In the northeast or thereabouts very recently they achieved over 102% of their nameplate capacity (of course you can't keep this up for long). For a better understanding see backwardation in the usage of current spot prices, which prompts low current inventories.

    The problem of course is that we're still likely to have real shortages, they're already popping up here and there like in the Southeast with one company that the Right of Mao media has been reporting on. But this was effectively planned long before the war in the Ukraine which only sped up the timetable.

    For example he and his writers don't realize U.K. natural gas reached crisis stage pricing a full year and a month ago as I keep pounding on. As it and the EU continued to go more Green the only question about people freezing to death in winter was how many and how soon. But to update that, I've read a factoid 70% of the EU's nitrogen fixing capacity is offline now.

    So in addition people are going hungry, and between the Ukraine's recent attack on Russian naval vessels and the stark refusal to allow Russia to export food and fertilizer through the Black Sea it was almost certain the Ukraine export deal would have been allowed to expire in a couple of weeks. Which makes the Ukrainian attack make more sense, allows globohomo to paint RUSSIA!!! in a worse light. And it's interesting that Russia has been claiming most of the exported Ukrainian food was going to the First World. Totally believable, and starving Africa and the Middle East means more chaos there and more rapeugees heading for Europe.

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn't have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands). As of late imports of distillates there were being made up largely by Russia; our banning those isn't quite as important as the worldwide bans resulting in lower available world production overall. Although the PRC is moving to increase distillate exports, Xi's wack a city Zero COVID policy etc. have its refineries working below capacity and of course they're buying lots of discounted Russian crude oil.

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

    the Ukraine’s recent attack on Russian naval vessels

    So you are saying that civilian power plants in Ukraine are legitimate targets for Russia but that Russian naval vessels that are firing missiles onto the territory of Ukraine are not? Or was this war only supposed to work one way – Russia gets to bomb Ukraine all it wants because Russia is a “real” country but “the Ukraine” which isn’t even a country at all is not allowed to fight back? Sorry it doesn’t work that way.

    As far as Europeans being forced to sit in the cold and dark and starve to death, I don’t think that’s gonna happen (and if it did, that would only increase NATO’s level of support for Ukraine).

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    Attacking infrastructure that can starve or freeze civilians is a potential war crime.

    Attacking civilian areas with 2 stroke Iranian drones is definitely a war crime.

    So Russia believes it can commit war crimes but if Ukraine attacks their military ships then that is NOT FAIR.

    Putin really is the little loser that sucks at sports and gets upset when he is caught cheating. BUT I CAN'T WIN IF I PLAY BY THE RULES U GUYZ!!!!

  56. @That Would Be Telling
    @anonymous

    I regret I have to thank you for that link to Tucker Carlson. While it's of course right about the motivation to destroy Russia imperfect though the Federation may be, it displays a level of stark ignorance that's startling but what we've come to expect from the US Right.


    Thanks to the Biden administration's religious war in Ukraine, this country is about to run out of diesel fuel. According to data from the Energy Information Administration by the Monday of Thanksgiving week, (that's 25 days from now), there will be no more diesel.
     
    Carlson and his writers are completely ignorant that while our inventories are historically low for this time of year and let me add there's little difference between Diesel and home heating oil, that at the same time they're being drawn down, refineries are making more. In the northeast or thereabouts very recently they achieved over 102% of their nameplate capacity (of course you can't keep this up for long). For a better understanding see backwardation in the usage of current spot prices, which prompts low current inventories.

    The problem of course is that we're still likely to have real shortages, they're already popping up here and there like in the Southeast with one company that the Right of Mao media has been reporting on. But this was effectively planned long before the war in the Ukraine which only sped up the timetable.

    For example he and his writers don't realize U.K. natural gas reached crisis stage pricing a full year and a month ago as I keep pounding on. As it and the EU continued to go more Green the only question about people freezing to death in winter was how many and how soon. But to update that, I've read a factoid 70% of the EU's nitrogen fixing capacity is offline now.

    So in addition people are going hungry, and between the Ukraine's recent attack on Russian naval vessels and the stark refusal to allow Russia to export food and fertilizer through the Black Sea it was almost certain the Ukraine export deal would have been allowed to expire in a couple of weeks. Which makes the Ukrainian attack make more sense, allows globohomo to paint RUSSIA!!! in a worse light. And it's interesting that Russia has been claiming most of the exported Ukrainian food was going to the First World. Totally believable, and starving Africa and the Middle East means more chaos there and more rapeugees heading for Europe.

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn't have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands). As of late imports of distillates there were being made up largely by Russia; our banning those isn't quite as important as the worldwide bans resulting in lower available world production overall. Although the PRC is moving to increase distillate exports, Xi's wack a city Zero COVID policy etc. have its refineries working below capacity and of course they're buying lots of discounted Russian crude oil.

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn’t have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands).

    Well there also needs to be a discussion on how the “Free market” decided to abandon some refineries in the belief that we would all be switching to electric cars. It seems that some investors really thought that Teslas were the future and refinery profits had peaked. Well now some of those refineries are dilapidated and the “free market” is panicking over previously errored “free market” decisions. And to think I was skeptical of putting our energy supply into the crowd that watches cramer all day.

    In the meantime Tucker’s fanbase can do their part and cut weekly trips to Walmart in their jacked up diesels. These are my neighbors and I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @John Johnson


    I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.
     
    It's not just men and it's not just rural types. Around here in a superzip, the bigger the SUV, the lighter the mom driving it. If you see a three ton Suburban or Range Rover, the driver is a 120 lb. woman.

    She would tell you it's for the safety of her children (and bubba would tell you it's so he can tow his boat trailer). Of course it's not, it's all herd mentality - gotta keep up with the Joneses. If supermom was living in Amsterdam she'd be on a bicycle.

    https://amsterdam-mamas.nl/wp-content/uploads/mother-bike.jpg

    Replies: @JimB, @Jenner Ickham Errican

  57. @Jack D
    @That Would Be Telling


    the Ukraine’s recent attack on Russian naval vessels
     
    So you are saying that civilian power plants in Ukraine are legitimate targets for Russia but that Russian naval vessels that are firing missiles onto the territory of Ukraine are not? Or was this war only supposed to work one way - Russia gets to bomb Ukraine all it wants because Russia is a "real" country but "the Ukraine" which isn't even a country at all is not allowed to fight back? Sorry it doesn't work that way.

    As far as Europeans being forced to sit in the cold and dark and starve to death, I don't think that's gonna happen (and if it did, that would only increase NATO's level of support for Ukraine).

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Attacking infrastructure that can starve or freeze civilians is a potential war crime.

    Attacking civilian areas with 2 stroke Iranian drones is definitely a war crime.

    So Russia believes it can commit war crimes but if Ukraine attacks their military ships then that is NOT FAIR.

    Putin really is the little loser that sucks at sports and gets upset when he is caught cheating. BUT I CAN’T WIN IF I PLAY BY THE RULES U GUYZ!!!!

  58. My impression is also that it drops off in laughs

    Speaking of movie laughs, one of the reasons I stopped going to movie theaters was that audience members sometimes laughed at inappropriate times. I found this very disconcerting. For example, a husband might behave in a brutish, insensitive way toward his wife, in a poignant, not-comedic scene, and it would draw laughs. I suppose I shouldn’t have been so thin-skinned about this; I already knew the world was full of idiots; but I did not want to be having a “shared experience” with them. (The main reason was that some audience members would assume the role of Greek chorus, providing fellow audience members with background and explanatory information to assist them in following the movie.)

  59. @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    You can still have all those things without a ruling class that encourages them

  60. @John Johnson
    @That Would Be Telling

    Going back to the US the Northeast and upper mid-Atlantic are innately the worst off in terms of petroleum fuels made in the US for reasons I shouldn’t have to detail except for a significant hunk of its refinery capacity being shut down during the COVID years (all total, over one million barrels per day for the US, three for the world, and then Biden shut down a big one in the Virgin Islands).

    Well there also needs to be a discussion on how the "Free market" decided to abandon some refineries in the belief that we would all be switching to electric cars. It seems that some investors really thought that Teslas were the future and refinery profits had peaked. Well now some of those refineries are dilapidated and the "free market" is panicking over previously errored "free market" decisions. And to think I was skeptical of putting our energy supply into the crowd that watches cramer all day.

    In the meantime Tucker's fanbase can do their part and cut weekly trips to Walmart in their jacked up diesels. These are my neighbors and I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.

    It’s not just men and it’s not just rural types. Around here in a superzip, the bigger the SUV, the lighter the mom driving it. If you see a three ton Suburban or Range Rover, the driver is a 120 lb. woman.

    She would tell you it’s for the safety of her children (and bubba would tell you it’s so he can tow his boat trailer). Of course it’s not, it’s all herd mentality – gotta keep up with the Joneses. If supermom was living in Amsterdam she’d be on a bicycle.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @JimB
    @Jack D

    With cops only lightly patrolling the roads to avoid career and life destroying incidents with POC scofflaws, it makes sense to drive the biggest, heaviest vehicle you can afford to buy and operate

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Jack D


    She would tell you it’s for the safety of her children
     
    Is the woman in that pic trying to kill those kids? Yikes.

    Replies: @Jack D

  61. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    ‘…It’s another good reason for de-escalating …It’s absolutely not good for the Jews…’

    There’s a non-sequitur for you.

  62. @John Johnson
    @SFG

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Is that how you imagine it? The only people against the war are fighting for gay rights?

    Ukraine doesn't want to be under the boot of a pissy little dictator who openly wants to eliminate Ukrainian identity.

    A peaceful protestor in Russia was actually raped at a police station for reading a poem in public.
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government. The founders supported basic freedoms from oppressive governments while the Russian Slav dictator in shoe steppers can end your life on a rumor.

    Even if the US didn't supply weapons the Ukrainians would have fought back. They had one of the largest militaries in Europe and even if Russia took Kiev it would have gone into partisan warfare. There was never a possibility of a quick takeover. The Ukrainians had plans for defending against a Russian invasion. In fact they used Soviet weapons to prevent the Russians from taking an airport near Kiev. They predicted that the Russians would try to take it as a base and shelled it after they arrived.

    Not everything in the world is about Jews and trans advocates. It is in fact Putin that sells Israel their oil even though his deluded followers here think he is in some battle against world Jewry. Putin would laugh at his followers here for ignoring the obvious and assuming he shares their delusions and resentments against the Jews. He has made some Russian Jews extremely wealthy and maintains deep economic ties with Israel in not just oil but also raw diamonds. Ukraine is actually in a spat right now with Israel for not providing anti-air defenses since they are afraid of losing Russian oil:
    https://www.newsweek.com/whats-behind-israels-reluctance-share-iron-dome-ukraine-opinion-1755161

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anon, @Anonymous

    “Newsweek.com”

    A source of information definitely not in thrall to CIA/MI6/NATO perception management. Your concluding paragraph accurately portrays the murky relationships between Russia, Israel, and Ukraine. What you left out are the roles played by Israeli organized crime for whom Ukraine serves as a major hub of operations, and the Zionist supremacist neoconservative elements within the American national security state and NATO who seek to overthrow Putin and turn Russia into a series of weak vassal states. Western security and financial elites see technocratic feudalism as the operating system going forward.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  63. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with "the desire for revenge for the pogroms" which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov's remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don't go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is "white Christian Russia" then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn't white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of "white Christianity" that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity - they don't think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it's only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company - you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.


    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?
     
    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin's regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the "white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia", don't make me laugh.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @martin_2, @David In TN, @anonymous

    Why shouldn’t white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    This is the Old World’s Central America. As with that icky isthmus, I’m drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position. The traditional “he’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard” doesn’t seem to fit anyone here.

    Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan… Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is “white Christian Russia” then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia.

    You know who is Russian? Oxane “Gypsy” Taub, the ex who shacked up with Pelosi-pummeler DePape. She appears to be a kind of naturist Masha Gessen, with better manners. However, she has engaged in a little election denial herself at times.

    Evidently it depends on whose Oxane is being Gored.

    Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion…

    …and throat singing, which turns the larynx into a kazoo or, better yet, a Jew’s harp. (Can you still call it that?) Steve did a post on that, which I like to imagine I had some subliminal influence in inspiring. After all, no one else had ever mentioned Paul Pena in a comment before that.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    I’m drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position
     
    Personally I don't agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life, with maybe a touch of Chinese totalitarian cyber control on top. So people who are themselves Western oriented should be rooting for Ukraine. Of course if you think of the West as solely consisting of globo-homos, you might not.

    However, a position of neutrality at least makes more sense than the insane views of some here that somehow Putin is their champion and the savior of white Christianity.

    Replies: @Abe, @Reg Cæsar

  64. OT:
    Jack D hardest hit.

    Israeli finance minister added to Kiev’s ‘kill list’
    https://www.rt.com/russia/565651-lieberman-israel-ukraine-mirotvorets/

    There’s something almost charming about the way East European nationalists just can’t seem to have enough enemies.

  65. Funnier than this?

    • Replies: @clifford brown
    @Herman Hetherington

    The new film had its moments.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8mzQKl1LH8

  66. true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

    Steve, I was enjoying B&B then too- the very first seasons were the best, as they had a certain edgy, almost outlaw, vibe that was lost by ‘93 and definitely ‘94- these kids weren’t just idiots, but semi-dangerous sociopaths and they were America’s future! But as a fellow 90’s Chicagoan didn’t some of life’s happiness also consist of coming home after that 10.5 hours of Excel jockeying (very office computers had Internet access then, and there was only a fraction of the online diversions up that we now take for granted) and watching highlights from DA BULLS’s latest cakewalk? (Jordan scores 53, only question remaining is if they beat up onCleveland and take it easy on Detroit, will that give them a better first round playoff opponent, etc.)

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Abe

    Yes. But the true definition of happiness was coming home after a long day's work and making a Jewel brand frozen pizza.

    , @Liza
    @Abe


    I was enjoying B&B then too-
     
    Been scrolling thru these comments too fast and I at first thought you meant Benedictine & Brandy. It fits the topic. After a hard day at work...
  67. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    Tucker right about one group of people, but way too simple:

    — For some perverts and their fellow travelers it is World War LBGQWERT+++.

    — For some Jews there does seem to be some anti-Tsar animus, though obviously the Ukrainians–a bunch of whom, sick of being abused (and starved) by the commies, allied with the Nazis as an upgrade–would be an even greater target for animus.

    — For the Deep State and MIC it the need for an enemy, being stuck in the Cold War rut, and finding Russia easier to boogeyman than the US’s actually adversary–China–because “racism!”. Eisenhower’s warning on these guys remains relevant.

    — For the Ukrainians it is a war for national independence and survival.

    — For Putin … it is being the Tsar of all Russia. Imperialism. The same sort of stupid–who’s the biggest swinging dick–war that has been the bane of mankind, but particular Europe, for ages. The previous Crimean War being a glaring example of said stupidity.

    — For the Russian people it is just an utterly useless waste of men and resources. (A neighbor and good friend of mine, has a circuit board design tool business and employs Russian guys to do the coding. Some of his older key guys are secure. But his youngest guys have told him they’ll be AWOL as they are 100% focused on getting they hell out and not being mobilized into Putin cannon fodder. Multiply by tens of thousands. Even beyond the dead/maimed, just a pointless waste of talent and youth that Russia can ill-afford to lose. Russia needs productive smart young Russians having Russian babies. It needs extra square mileage not at all.

    It’s a different war for different people.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    Which group is by far the most important in creating the root conditions? Which groups are not very important in creating current events?

  68. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with "the desire for revenge for the pogroms" which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov's remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don't go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is "white Christian Russia" then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn't white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of "white Christianity" that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity - they don't think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it's only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company - you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.


    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?
     
    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin's regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the "white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia", don't make me laugh.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @martin_2, @David In TN, @anonymous

    I remember some Chinese bird on youtube a few months back who had been to Israel and said that the people there had a soft spot for Russia since they defeated the Germans in WW2 and thus saved the remaining Jews in Europe. This seems much more plausible than the notion that the Jews hate the Russians because of pogroms.

    • Agree: Jack D
    • Replies: @Inverness
    @martin_2

    But it certainly doesn't explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it's been going on for many decades.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Jack D

  69. @Abe

    true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.
     
    Steve, I was enjoying B&B then too- the very first seasons were the best, as they had a certain edgy, almost outlaw, vibe that was lost by ‘93 and definitely ‘94- these kids weren’t just idiots, but semi-dangerous sociopaths and they were America’s future! But as a fellow 90’s Chicagoan didn’t some of life’s happiness also consist of coming home after that 10.5 hours of Excel jockeying (very office computers had Internet access then, and there was only a fraction of the online diversions up that we now take for granted) and watching highlights from DA BULLS’s latest cakewalk? (Jordan scores 53, only question remaining is if they beat up onCleveland and take it easy on Detroit, will that give them a better first round playoff opponent, etc.)

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Liza

    Yes. But the true definition of happiness was coming home after a long day’s work and making a Jewel brand frozen pizza.

  70. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:

    10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet

    So you worked at Acme Spreadsheets?

    Calling BS on that oddly specific figure for working at a specific task day after day unless you mean “slaving at something my company should have hired a temp to do.” I read it rather as “10.5 hours of blissful out-of-the-houseness including commute that just part of which was spent justifying my paycheck.”

  71. @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does – through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse.

    Yes, anyone taking sides in this conflict based on their projection of “conservative Christian values” onto Putin’s Russia is a fool. Avoidance of nuclear armageddon in furtherance of a gangster-run American Empire (how come the entire US Ukrainian strategy was flowchart’d in a RAND CORPORATION memo BEFORE RUSSIA EVEN INVADED??) will be just fine, however.

    BTW, my wife showed me this video this weekend. The Russian chick who runs the channel is I guess implicitly critical of Putin and his war as she adopts a noticeably defeatist attitude, yet what I could not get over is how clean and pleasant-even in the most [email protected] remote outposts of Russian Asia- their train stations and city centers look! I used to ride the Chicago EL for many years (Red Line in particular, which goes below ground near Downtown) and still can’t get the awful urine smells I was bombarded with on a daily basis out of my head. To have civic infrastructure that is not grimy and graffiti-covered and filthy and disgusting? To live in a nation that is proud of its public spaces and treats them with respect instead of harboring large minorities openly seething with hostility and resentment at the very civilization that provides the lifestyle they would not do without? Not being ethnically cleansed from your own cities and neighborhoods every 2 generations (as is happening all over again now in Minneapolis)? As bad as Russian society is in many respects please don’t pretend like the West (and the same dysfunction which the French and Swedes could once righty sneer at in the 80’s has been copied and even amplified in their pursuance of Globalist multi-cult cred) is not even worse in many even more important aspects:

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Abe


    how clean and pleasant their train stations and city centers look!
     
    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets (to the extent that people even have toilets). In rural areas of Russia no indoor plumbing is still quite common. Russia also has a massive alcoholism problem and drunks pee everywhere.

    Nor is lack of ethnic cleansing in evidence - Moscow has an estimated 2 million Muslims and rising.

    Since at least the Russian Revolution, there has always been a desire of Americans who are not happy with the way America is to compare Russia favorably with America. Such comparisons are almost always wrong because they compare the real America with some fantasy Russia that people have in their head which bears little correspondence to the real Russia. The Putinists who do this today are just as deluded as the Stalinists who used to do this in the past. America today may be a really f-ed up place but Russia f-ed up in its own way also. There are certain aspects of Russian society that compare favorably with America - the love of their intellectual class for classical music and literature for example. Their heads have not been turned by the glorification of the primitive. But clean public toilets and lack of ethnic diversity are not on that list.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Abe

    , @Thea
    @Abe

    I love a lot of things about Putin and Russia but cleanliness… nope!!I suggest you actually visit Russia and you will likely have a different view of the shared cleanliness of public spaces. Apartment stair cases and lobbies should not be missed. Russian public “toilets” offer another must see.

    An old Russian man said “apartment entryways are our national shame.” Then there is the Arctic town where every single plant has been killed by Nickle pollution.

  72. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Why shouldn’t white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?
     
    This is the Old World's Central America. As with that icky isthmus, I'm drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position. The traditional "he's a bastard, but he's our bastard" doesn't seem to fit anyone here.

    Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan... Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is “white Christian Russia” then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia.
     
    You know who is Russian? Oxane "Gypsy" Taub, the ex who shacked up with Pelosi-pummeler DePape. She appears to be a kind of naturist Masha Gessen, with better manners. However, she has engaged in a little election denial herself at times.

    Evidently it depends on whose Oxane is being Gored.

    Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion...
     
    ...and throat singing, which turns the larynx into a kazoo or, better yet, a Jew's harp. (Can you still call it that?) Steve did a post on that, which I like to imagine I had some subliminal influence in inspiring. After all, no one else had ever mentioned Paul Pena in a comment before that.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I’m drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position

    Personally I don’t agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life, with maybe a touch of Chinese totalitarian cyber control on top. So people who are themselves Western oriented should be rooting for Ukraine. Of course if you think of the West as solely consisting of globo-homos, you might not.

    However, a position of neutrality at least makes more sense than the insane views of some here that somehow Putin is their champion and the savior of white Christianity.

    • Replies: @Abe
    @Jack D


    Personally I don’t agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life
     
    I mostly agree with this and think Ukraine’s economic integration with the EU would be a Good Thing. But you know, the same thing applies to Russia itself. These are not the days of mutual suspicion and ignorance and fear and paranoia that characterized the Cold War. Russians are able to travel and get on the Internet and talk to family members who live in the West and don’t need samizdat anymore to get a window on the world that is not merely the government line. I think the prospects for Russia developing and having productive relations with the West are good provided we don’t needlessly provoke their paranoia and nationalism by deploying missiles on their border and holding naval exercises in the Black Sea and falsely turning then into bogeymen to settle our own domestic political scores. Why did former CIA directors and national security advisers knowingly lie about Russia planting Hunter Biden’s laptop, Jack?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society.
     
    The West is all over the map-- well, all along the civilization-degradation spectrum-- so the question is, toward which West do we orient? It's kind of like the difference between magnetic and "true" north. Except the moral magnetic poles have flipped in recent years. The world has gone mad today and good's bad today, and black's white today, and day's night today, as somebody once said ca. 90 years ago.

    Ukraine should consider what both Putin (Chechnya) and Lincoln (Dixie) should also have-- whether you ought to fight to keep this territory, or reject it as gangrenous. Go for fewer-but-better Ukrainians. Do you really want to die for a Bophuthatswana?
  73. @Abe

    true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.
     
    Steve, I was enjoying B&B then too- the very first seasons were the best, as they had a certain edgy, almost outlaw, vibe that was lost by ‘93 and definitely ‘94- these kids weren’t just idiots, but semi-dangerous sociopaths and they were America’s future! But as a fellow 90’s Chicagoan didn’t some of life’s happiness also consist of coming home after that 10.5 hours of Excel jockeying (very office computers had Internet access then, and there was only a fraction of the online diversions up that we now take for granted) and watching highlights from DA BULLS’s latest cakewalk? (Jordan scores 53, only question remaining is if they beat up onCleveland and take it easy on Detroit, will that give them a better first round playoff opponent, etc.)

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Liza

    I was enjoying B&B then too-

    Been scrolling thru these comments too fast and I at first thought you meant Benedictine & Brandy. It fits the topic. After a hard day at work…

  74. @SFG
    @anonymous

    I mean, they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany, which killed a lot more Jews, and more recently.

    Geopolitics has a lot to do with it too-Russia’s a rival, and unlike China is weak enough to attack, (Assuming they don’t decide to bring Armageddon with nukes, of course) and there are a lot of neocon types eager for a fight (with someone else’s kids doing the dying, of course).

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Most major events have multiple causes. If you didn’t have Europe in two big alliance systems, Gavrilo Princip would have been executed and that would have been the end.

    Replies: @anonymous, @John Johnson, @MGB

    they’re not obsessed with punishing Germany

    see morganthau plan re deindustrialization of germany.

  75. @Abe
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does – through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse.
     
    Yes, anyone taking sides in this conflict based on their projection of “conservative Christian values” onto Putin’s Russia is a fool. Avoidance of nuclear armageddon in furtherance of a gangster-run American Empire (how come the entire US Ukrainian strategy was flowchart’d in a RAND CORPORATION memo BEFORE RUSSIA EVEN INVADED??) will be just fine, however.

    BTW, my wife showed me this video this weekend. The Russian chick who runs the channel is I guess implicitly critical of Putin and his war as she adopts a noticeably defeatist attitude, yet what I could not get over is how clean and pleasant-even in the most [email protected] remote outposts of Russian Asia- their train stations and city centers look! I used to ride the Chicago EL for many years (Red Line in particular, which goes below ground near Downtown) and still can’t get the awful urine smells I was bombarded with on a daily basis out of my head. To have civic infrastructure that is not grimy and graffiti-covered and filthy and disgusting? To live in a nation that is proud of its public spaces and treats them with respect instead of harboring large minorities openly seething with hostility and resentment at the very civilization that provides the lifestyle they would not do without? Not being ethnically cleansed from your own cities and neighborhoods every 2 generations (as is happening all over again now in Minneapolis)? As bad as Russian society is in many respects please don’t pretend like the West (and the same dysfunction which the French and Swedes could once righty sneer at in the 80’s has been copied and even amplified in their pursuance of Globalist multi-cult cred) is not even worse in many even more important aspects:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkC3zy9yv0

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thea

    how clean and pleasant their train stations and city centers look!

    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets (to the extent that people even have toilets). In rural areas of Russia no indoor plumbing is still quite common. Russia also has a massive alcoholism problem and drunks pee everywhere.

    Nor is lack of ethnic cleansing in evidence – Moscow has an estimated 2 million Muslims and rising.

    Since at least the Russian Revolution, there has always been a desire of Americans who are not happy with the way America is to compare Russia favorably with America. Such comparisons are almost always wrong because they compare the real America with some fantasy Russia that people have in their head which bears little correspondence to the real Russia. The Putinists who do this today are just as deluded as the Stalinists who used to do this in the past. America today may be a really f-ed up place but Russia f-ed up in its own way also. There are certain aspects of Russian society that compare favorably with America – the love of their intellectual class for classical music and literature for example. Their heads have not been turned by the glorification of the primitive. But clean public toilets and lack of ethnic diversity are not on that list.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The apologias for the Soviet Union in the latter stages of the Cold War by liberals were numerous. When they did something bad it was the "hard-liners" in the Kremlin. And "We have hard-liners too."

    Writing about the Cuban Missile Crisis it was, "Khrushschev had to deal with his hard-liners, just as JFK did."

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Anonymous

    , @Abe
    @Jack D


    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets
     
    That is a fair point, but the same can be said about Chicago, NYC and LA when it comes to any of their public infrastructure (including bathrooms in relatively “nice” locations like Chicago’s Union Station)

    Replies: @Jack D

  76. @Jack D
    @John Johnson


    I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.
     
    It's not just men and it's not just rural types. Around here in a superzip, the bigger the SUV, the lighter the mom driving it. If you see a three ton Suburban or Range Rover, the driver is a 120 lb. woman.

    She would tell you it's for the safety of her children (and bubba would tell you it's so he can tow his boat trailer). Of course it's not, it's all herd mentality - gotta keep up with the Joneses. If supermom was living in Amsterdam she'd be on a bicycle.

    https://amsterdam-mamas.nl/wp-content/uploads/mother-bike.jpg

    Replies: @JimB, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    With cops only lightly patrolling the roads to avoid career and life destroying incidents with POC scofflaws, it makes sense to drive the biggest, heaviest vehicle you can afford to buy and operate

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @JimB

    Bigger is not necessarily better. A Honda Civic has better crash test ratings than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Crash resistance has a lot to do with how the car is engineered and not just its size - you have to get the crumple zones right, use high strength steel in the right places, etc. All things equal, bigger is better but all things are not equal between car companies.

    Also SUV's have higher centers of gravity which makes them more prone to rollover.

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

    A Civic would not have gone over on its side with the same impact.

    Replies: @JimB

  77. Anon[366] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson
    @SFG

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Is that how you imagine it? The only people against the war are fighting for gay rights?

    Ukraine doesn't want to be under the boot of a pissy little dictator who openly wants to eliminate Ukrainian identity.

    A peaceful protestor in Russia was actually raped at a police station for reading a poem in public.
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government. The founders supported basic freedoms from oppressive governments while the Russian Slav dictator in shoe steppers can end your life on a rumor.

    Even if the US didn't supply weapons the Ukrainians would have fought back. They had one of the largest militaries in Europe and even if Russia took Kiev it would have gone into partisan warfare. There was never a possibility of a quick takeover. The Ukrainians had plans for defending against a Russian invasion. In fact they used Soviet weapons to prevent the Russians from taking an airport near Kiev. They predicted that the Russians would try to take it as a base and shelled it after they arrived.

    Not everything in the world is about Jews and trans advocates. It is in fact Putin that sells Israel their oil even though his deluded followers here think he is in some battle against world Jewry. Putin would laugh at his followers here for ignoring the obvious and assuming he shares their delusions and resentments against the Jews. He has made some Russian Jews extremely wealthy and maintains deep economic ties with Israel in not just oil but also raw diamonds. Ukraine is actually in a spat right now with Israel for not providing anti-air defenses since they are afraid of losing Russian oil:
    https://www.newsweek.com/whats-behind-israels-reluctance-share-iron-dome-ukraine-opinion-1755161

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anon, @Anonymous

    [blockquote]The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government.[/blockquote]

    Sure, if by “support” you mean of the thoughts and prayers variety.

    “Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well‐​wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” – John Adams

    “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.” – George Washington

    I can keep going.

  78. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    I’m drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position
     
    Personally I don't agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life, with maybe a touch of Chinese totalitarian cyber control on top. So people who are themselves Western oriented should be rooting for Ukraine. Of course if you think of the West as solely consisting of globo-homos, you might not.

    However, a position of neutrality at least makes more sense than the insane views of some here that somehow Putin is their champion and the savior of white Christianity.

    Replies: @Abe, @Reg Cæsar

    Personally I don’t agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life

    I mostly agree with this and think Ukraine’s economic integration with the EU would be a Good Thing. But you know, the same thing applies to Russia itself. These are not the days of mutual suspicion and ignorance and fear and paranoia that characterized the Cold War. Russians are able to travel and get on the Internet and talk to family members who live in the West and don’t need samizdat anymore to get a window on the world that is not merely the government line. I think the prospects for Russia developing and having productive relations with the West are good provided we don’t needlessly provoke their paranoia and nationalism by deploying missiles on their border and holding naval exercises in the Black Sea and falsely turning then into bogeymen to settle our own domestic political scores. Why did former CIA directors and national security advisers knowingly lie about Russia planting Hunter Biden’s laptop, Jack?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Abe

    Russia had a million chances to integrate itself into the Western economic system after the downfall of Communism (maybe even into NATO as crazy as that sounds now). Back then, I assumed that it would go that was just as it has for the satellite countries. But Putin and his corrupt buddies chose a different path - not enough opportunities for stealing under a rule of law system. Of course people here say that it was the West's fault but somehow everything bad that happens to Russia is the West's fault.

    Aside from that, Russia has never been able to fully embrace the West - they come close to it and then they back away and get rid of the people who tried. This pattern repeats itself over and over in Russian history. Russia sees itself as the Eastern Roman Empire which is a different civilization than the Western Empire.

    Why did they lie about the laptop? They would have killed their own grandmother's to prevent Trump from being re-elected so a little white lie weren't nothin'.

  79. @John Johnson
    @SFG

    You also have liberal white gentiles who think this is another war of ideas and they have to defend democracy and/or LGBT rights in Ukraine.

    Is that how you imagine it? The only people against the war are fighting for gay rights?

    Ukraine doesn't want to be under the boot of a pissy little dictator who openly wants to eliminate Ukrainian identity.

    A peaceful protestor in Russia was actually raped at a police station for reading a poem in public.
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator who hauls people away in the night for questioning the government. The founders supported basic freedoms from oppressive governments while the Russian Slav dictator in shoe steppers can end your life on a rumor.

    Even if the US didn't supply weapons the Ukrainians would have fought back. They had one of the largest militaries in Europe and even if Russia took Kiev it would have gone into partisan warfare. There was never a possibility of a quick takeover. The Ukrainians had plans for defending against a Russian invasion. In fact they used Soviet weapons to prevent the Russians from taking an airport near Kiev. They predicted that the Russians would try to take it as a base and shelled it after they arrived.

    Not everything in the world is about Jews and trans advocates. It is in fact Putin that sells Israel their oil even though his deluded followers here think he is in some battle against world Jewry. Putin would laugh at his followers here for ignoring the obvious and assuming he shares their delusions and resentments against the Jews. He has made some Russian Jews extremely wealthy and maintains deep economic ties with Israel in not just oil but also raw diamonds. Ukraine is actually in a spat right now with Israel for not providing anti-air defenses since they are afraid of losing Russian oil:
    https://www.newsweek.com/whats-behind-israels-reluctance-share-iron-dome-ukraine-opinion-1755161

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Anon, @Anonymous

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure

    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington’s farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Ivanko Ivanovych has somehow confused President Washington with Lord Aberdeen, and 1796 with 1854.


    https://weaponsandwarfare.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/fdg1.jpg

    , @John Johnson
    @Anonymous


    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator
     
    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington’s farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    The United States of America is not based George Washington's farewell address.

    It is based on the constitution which sets very clear individual rights and provides a structure for the balance of Federal and state power to prevent a dictator like Putin.

    Putin does not support individual rights and you can go to prison for 10 years if you simply question the war.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  80. According to Mike Judge, Beavis and Butthead are the kind of people who grow up to be engineers. Just sayin’.

  81. The real target of anti-Russian hysteria on the part of America’s elites is not Russia, but anyone who can conveniently be painted as a Russian stooge, Putin’s 5th Column, the Deplorables who stole the election of ’16, etc.

    Think Trump won fairly in ’16 and ’20? You’re a Russian bot.
    Not on board with Tranny-mania? Putin ally.

    So on and so forth. It has nothing to do with the reality of Putin’s policies, wars, or Russian social realities and everything to do with American internal politics.

    The corrupt and illegitimate Biden regime is viewed as such by, IDK, around half of America. The majority of the other half has no particular investment in Biden. He’s a hollow shell.

    So they screech about Putin’s menace. Putin’s easy to hate, once you’re on board with that it’s short step to hating anyone who can be portrayed as a Putin “ally”, ie a traitor.

    • Thanks: Kylie
  82. true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

    Steve Sailer prefers Excel, but Jared Taylor has a soft spot for Lotus 1-2-3. This is the real divide among the race realist right.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=uTp8AAx8SE4

  83. Billionaire Jews say: “Attention FWP! It’s time to stand up to, uh…..BRB”

  84. @Jack D
    @John Johnson


    I can tell you that the biggest trucks have the smallest men. Not very efficient use of diesel.
     
    It's not just men and it's not just rural types. Around here in a superzip, the bigger the SUV, the lighter the mom driving it. If you see a three ton Suburban or Range Rover, the driver is a 120 lb. woman.

    She would tell you it's for the safety of her children (and bubba would tell you it's so he can tow his boat trailer). Of course it's not, it's all herd mentality - gotta keep up with the Joneses. If supermom was living in Amsterdam she'd be on a bicycle.

    https://amsterdam-mamas.nl/wp-content/uploads/mother-bike.jpg

    Replies: @JimB, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    She would tell you it’s for the safety of her children

    Is the woman in that pic trying to kill those kids? Yikes.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    No, that's perfectly normal in Amsterdam. You can go in any bike store and they will sell you a "Mother's Bike" like that. And no they don't wear helmets. That's just what's normal for their society. Of course Amsterdam is set up so that the bikes are mainly separated from auto traffic.

    When I was a kid (aside from there not being anything such as a bike helmet) no one wore seat belts in cars (because cars didn't have them). Not only that but when you were a baby there was no such thing as a car seat. You would ride on your mom's lap inches from the hard metal dashboard. And even though this is (geographically at least) the same America that we live in today, no one thought that this was tantamount to murder. It was just as normal as smoking a Lucky Strike or having 3 martinis at your business lunch. I'm sure that in 50 or 60 years people will look with equal horror at stuff we do now. "You mean they drank milk from a cow? - I don't believe it."

    Now I am just as brainwashed as you and that picture don't look right to me either. At least everyone should be wearing crash helmets like they are F1 racers. We are all prisoners of our society's assumptions. So no I don't think the car pool moms of the Main Line should ditch their Range Rovers and get bicycles (BTW, Rover's first product was bicycles - in Polish the word for bicycle is "rower" like we call facial tissues kleenex). However, they could perfectly well be driving Muffy and Chip home in a nice little Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas with no threat to their safety. However, Civics lack the "command seating position" that female drivers crave. Here is a possible solution from many decades ago:

    https://i.imgur.com/VaBEoWw.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  85. @Abe
    @Jack D


    Personally I don’t agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life
     
    I mostly agree with this and think Ukraine’s economic integration with the EU would be a Good Thing. But you know, the same thing applies to Russia itself. These are not the days of mutual suspicion and ignorance and fear and paranoia that characterized the Cold War. Russians are able to travel and get on the Internet and talk to family members who live in the West and don’t need samizdat anymore to get a window on the world that is not merely the government line. I think the prospects for Russia developing and having productive relations with the West are good provided we don’t needlessly provoke their paranoia and nationalism by deploying missiles on their border and holding naval exercises in the Black Sea and falsely turning then into bogeymen to settle our own domestic political scores. Why did former CIA directors and national security advisers knowingly lie about Russia planting Hunter Biden’s laptop, Jack?

    Replies: @Jack D

    Russia had a million chances to integrate itself into the Western economic system after the downfall of Communism (maybe even into NATO as crazy as that sounds now). Back then, I assumed that it would go that was just as it has for the satellite countries. But Putin and his corrupt buddies chose a different path – not enough opportunities for stealing under a rule of law system. Of course people here say that it was the West’s fault but somehow everything bad that happens to Russia is the West’s fault.

    Aside from that, Russia has never been able to fully embrace the West – they come close to it and then they back away and get rid of the people who tried. This pattern repeats itself over and over in Russian history. Russia sees itself as the Eastern Roman Empire which is a different civilization than the Western Empire.

    Why did they lie about the laptop? They would have killed their own grandmother’s to prevent Trump from being re-elected so a little white lie weren’t nothin’.

    • Thanks: Inquiring Mind
  86. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    I’m drifting toward a pandemic-on-both-your-houses position
     
    Personally I don't agree with that. My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society. They were not there yet (may never fully get there) but that it is direction that they were aiming for, while Putin is driving Russia into some sort of fantasy imperialist isolationist past that is a blend of the worst aspects of Soviet and Czarist life, with maybe a touch of Chinese totalitarian cyber control on top. So people who are themselves Western oriented should be rooting for Ukraine. Of course if you think of the West as solely consisting of globo-homos, you might not.

    However, a position of neutrality at least makes more sense than the insane views of some here that somehow Putin is their champion and the savior of white Christianity.

    Replies: @Abe, @Reg Cæsar

    My sense is that Ukraine really would like to turn the corner and transform itself into a more Western oriented society.

    The West is all over the map– well, all along the civilization-degradation spectrum– so the question is, toward which West do we orient? It’s kind of like the difference between magnetic and “true” north. Except the moral magnetic poles have flipped in recent years. The world has gone mad today and good’s bad today, and black’s white today, and day’s night today, as somebody once said ca. 90 years ago.

    Ukraine should consider what both Putin (Chechnya) and Lincoln (Dixie) should also have– whether you ought to fight to keep this territory, or reject it as gangrenous. Go for fewer-but-better Ukrainians. Do you really want to die for a Bophuthatswana?

  87. @Hrw-500
    And remember how Beavis and Butthead learned white privilege?
    https://twitter.com/Perpetualmaniac/status/1541315869820608512

    Replies: @Barnard

    When was this episode made? Seems like it would have to be in the last few years.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @Barnard

    That's from Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe, the Paramount+ movie that came out this year. It kicked off the new season. The underlying theme is B&B are shot into space by NASA in 1998, and via a black hole are transmitted to 2022. Hilarity ensues.

    , @Hrw-500
    @Barnard

    It was from the movie "Beavis & Butt-Head do the Universe" who was released on Paramount+.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head_Do_the_Universe

  88. Anonymous[315] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    Russia… “Christian country” – what a joke.

    We get it, you prefer Barabbas.


    Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces, “Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ”, consecrated June 2020

    “Putin: Christianity is the Foundation of the Russian State”

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says the adoption of Christianity more than 1,000 years ago in territory that later became Russia marked the starting point for forming the Russian nation itself…

    https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2018/july/putin-christianity-is-the-foundation-of-the-russian-state

  89. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Jack D


    She would tell you it’s for the safety of her children
     
    Is the woman in that pic trying to kill those kids? Yikes.

    Replies: @Jack D

    No, that’s perfectly normal in Amsterdam. You can go in any bike store and they will sell you a “Mother’s Bike” like that. And no they don’t wear helmets. That’s just what’s normal for their society. Of course Amsterdam is set up so that the bikes are mainly separated from auto traffic.

    When I was a kid (aside from there not being anything such as a bike helmet) no one wore seat belts in cars (because cars didn’t have them). Not only that but when you were a baby there was no such thing as a car seat. You would ride on your mom’s lap inches from the hard metal dashboard. And even though this is (geographically at least) the same America that we live in today, no one thought that this was tantamount to murder. It was just as normal as smoking a Lucky Strike or having 3 martinis at your business lunch. I’m sure that in 50 or 60 years people will look with equal horror at stuff we do now. “You mean they drank milk from a cow? – I don’t believe it.”

    Now I am just as brainwashed as you and that picture don’t look right to me either. At least everyone should be wearing crash helmets like they are F1 racers. We are all prisoners of our society’s assumptions. So no I don’t think the car pool moms of the Main Line should ditch their Range Rovers and get bicycles (BTW, Rover’s first product was bicycles – in Polish the word for bicycle is “rower” like we call facial tissues kleenex). However, they could perfectly well be driving Muffy and Chip home in a nice little Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas with no threat to their safety. However, Civics lack the “command seating position” that female drivers crave. Here is a possible solution from many decades ago:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D

    A subcompact fit for Steve! But would I'd be regulation for autobol?


    https://s2.glbimg.com/h3l6jgkL9B1dEw8MGEMM7mOUc1Y=/645x388/i.glbimg.com/og/ig/infoglobo1/f/original/2021/10/14/41705249_fs_rio_de_janeiro_rj_25-08-1974_volkswagen_1600_no_autobol._foto_arquivo_-_agencia_o_globo.jpg


    BTW, Rover’s first product was bicycles
     
    Honda's was rice cookers, as was Sony's, and Yamaha's pianos. And still is. Nokia's was lumber, and Motorola, car radios. (Which explains the name.)

    Here are some other surprises:


    https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Toyota-Automatic-Loom-931x1024.jpeg

    https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Hoover-Harnesses-min-931x1024.jpeg

    https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Samsung-Dried-Fish-min-931x1024.jpeg

    https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Nintendo-Hanufuda-Cards-min-931x1024.jpeg

    https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Lego-Pull-Toys-min-931x1024.jpeg
  90. @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure
     
    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you've ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington's farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @John Johnson

    Ivanko Ivanovych has somehow confused President Washington with Lord Aberdeen, and 1796 with 1854.

  91. @mmack
    Steve,

    I’ve watched the Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe and the rebooted series on the Beavis and Butthead Reddit. A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos (although Butthead’s reaction to walking in and seeing Beavis dancing to K Pop is priceless!). You can watch the whole season in about an hour and a half that way.

    Not only is the focus more on Beavis, I think Mike Judge is showing what a terrible influence Butthead is on Beavis. Sans Butthead, Beavis is still clueless, but he’d be less destructive. Alas, the episode Nice Butthead shows Beavis has been around Butthead so long he’s become codependent. Beavis can’t handle Butthead becoming nice and polite via prescribed drugs, so he forces him to get off them. (Although he probably saved Butthead from overdosing on the damned things given he was eating pills like candy)

    My favorite episode so far is Weird Girl. It encapsulates the bad influence Butthead is on Beavis and shows how dumb Beavis is. Butthead completely misinterprets the mash note Glennis sends to Beavis (I❤️U becomes I Kick Your Ass?), and Beavis is so clueless he can’t pick up that Glennis is flirting with him. The scene where Van Dreesen their teacher asks Glennis and Beavis what they love is funny yet bittersweet. Watch Glennis build her hopes up just to see them shattered when Beavis, after a painful build up, finally admits aloud he does love . . . FIRE!

    “Do The Universe” is worth it just for the college campus bit on “White Privilege”. (“We’re subverting paradigms”)

    I’ve enjoyed all the episodes I’ve seen. Let’s hope the butt-munches at Paramount allow Season 3 (an animator confirmed there will be a Season 2).

    To close, I’ve always enjoyed the show since I must admit, I went to school with guys like Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge captures the frustration of being 15, horny, and having no car, no money, no chick, and no clue perfectly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, Beavis is now the main character, with a deeper characterization rather than the sidekick and Butt-Head is more the bad guy.

    • Agree: mmack
  92. @Dutch Boy
    @anonymous

    https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1586067284908716032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1586067284908716032%7Ctwgr%5E18968da6bcb5e7c69362753da7a30ddc1319006f%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fonepeterfive.com%2Frussian-catholic-bishops-courageous-putin%2F

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    Julia Davis needs to think outside the box. Anyone who knows old school communists would understand where Yevgeny Satanovsky is coming from. It makes perfect sense for him to join a coalition of the willing against the freaky interventionist pervert empire.

  93. The Old Beavis and Old Butt-Head expansion is a delight. “I told the social worker that I was some fat load who never got off my couch, and he believed me” excellent work from Mike Judge, our Rabelais

  94. @Barnard
    @Hrw-500

    When was this episode made? Seems like it would have to be in the last few years.

    Replies: @mmack, @Hrw-500

    That’s from Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe, the Paramount+ movie that came out this year. It kicked off the new season. The underlying theme is B&B are shot into space by NASA in 1998, and via a black hole are transmitted to 2022. Hilarity ensues.

    • Thanks: Barnard
  95. @Jack D
    @Abe


    how clean and pleasant their train stations and city centers look!
     
    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets (to the extent that people even have toilets). In rural areas of Russia no indoor plumbing is still quite common. Russia also has a massive alcoholism problem and drunks pee everywhere.

    Nor is lack of ethnic cleansing in evidence - Moscow has an estimated 2 million Muslims and rising.

    Since at least the Russian Revolution, there has always been a desire of Americans who are not happy with the way America is to compare Russia favorably with America. Such comparisons are almost always wrong because they compare the real America with some fantasy Russia that people have in their head which bears little correspondence to the real Russia. The Putinists who do this today are just as deluded as the Stalinists who used to do this in the past. America today may be a really f-ed up place but Russia f-ed up in its own way also. There are certain aspects of Russian society that compare favorably with America - the love of their intellectual class for classical music and literature for example. Their heads have not been turned by the glorification of the primitive. But clean public toilets and lack of ethnic diversity are not on that list.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Abe

    The apologias for the Soviet Union in the latter stages of the Cold War by liberals were numerous. When they did something bad it was the “hard-liners” in the Kremlin. And “We have hard-liners too.”

    Writing about the Cuban Missile Crisis it was, “Khrushschev had to deal with his hard-liners, just as JFK did.”

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @David In TN

    But that would be an accurate reading of things. There were hardliners on both sides and the Soviet Union was liberalising after the death of Stalin.

    Replies: @David In TN

    , @Anonymous
    @David In TN

    Khrushschev was actually overthrown by his 'hardliners'. Yes they existed. They blamed him for the Hungarian uprising, for the U-2 overflights, for the quarrel with China, and a multitude of other problems. Cuba and Berlin silenced them for a time, but the failure of K's agricultural projects (supposedly his area of expertise) caused them to finally move against him.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  96. @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The apologias for the Soviet Union in the latter stages of the Cold War by liberals were numerous. When they did something bad it was the "hard-liners" in the Kremlin. And "We have hard-liners too."

    Writing about the Cuban Missile Crisis it was, "Khrushschev had to deal with his hard-liners, just as JFK did."

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Anonymous

    But that would be an accurate reading of things. There were hardliners on both sides and the Soviet Union was liberalising after the death of Stalin.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Cagey Beast

    That the Soviet Union was "liberalizing after the death of Stalin" isn't saying much. People didn't consider Khrushchev's aggressive actions and words ("We Will Bury You") in the late 50s and early 60s very conciliatory.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  97. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with "the desire for revenge for the pogroms" which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov's remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don't go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is "white Christian Russia" then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn't white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of "white Christianity" that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity - they don't think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it's only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company - you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.


    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?
     
    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin's regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the "white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia", don't make me laugh.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @martin_2, @David In TN, @anonymous

    The “Christian Conservative” Never Trumper David French calls Putin a “Christian Nationalist.”

    French claims to lament the hostility toward political opponents nowadays despite himself attacking someone every day. And it’s always self-described conservatives French goes after. He NEVER criticizes the Left in any serious way.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @David In TN

    'Christian nationalist' is a social signaling term traded in by Vichy evangelicals like John Fea. That French is using it tells you something.

    , @Corvinus
    @David In TN

    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  98. @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    And, unlike blacks, Russians don’t have an excuse.

    Blacks, at least, can say: We can’t do otherwise. We’re violent, resentful, stupid and …that’s who we are.

  99. @JimB
    @Jack D

    With cops only lightly patrolling the roads to avoid career and life destroying incidents with POC scofflaws, it makes sense to drive the biggest, heaviest vehicle you can afford to buy and operate

    Replies: @Jack D

    Bigger is not necessarily better. A Honda Civic has better crash test ratings than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Crash resistance has a lot to do with how the car is engineered and not just its size – you have to get the crumple zones right, use high strength steel in the right places, etc. All things equal, bigger is better but all things are not equal between car companies.

    Also SUV’s have higher centers of gravity which makes them more prone to rollover.

    A Civic would not have gone over on its side with the same impact.

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Jack D


    Bigger is not necessarily better. A Honda Civic has better crash test ratings than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Crash resistance has a lot to do with how the car is engineered and not just its size – you have to get the crumple zones right, use high strength steel in the right places, etc.
     
    Point taken. A family member driving a 90’s vintage Honda Civic survived a horrendous crash with only light injuries. I thought about performing a Shinto ceremony in front of it thanking it for saving the life of my loved one.
  100. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ralph L

    "... I guess Steve hasn't either."

    Mike Judge's contribution to culture is indeed "tremendous." It's hard to explain to people who don't get it. It's very white male humour, with equal parts smart guy/smart ass. It's also useful humour: when the chix get too emotionally needy I break out my Beavis's Cornholio "pee pee for my bunghole" impression. You won't need to drive them home. They'll take the bus.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @HammerJack, @mmack

    It’s difficult to own a blue tee shirt without the neck getting all stretched out.

  101. @Jack D
    @Abe


    how clean and pleasant their train stations and city centers look!
     
    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets (to the extent that people even have toilets). In rural areas of Russia no indoor plumbing is still quite common. Russia also has a massive alcoholism problem and drunks pee everywhere.

    Nor is lack of ethnic cleansing in evidence - Moscow has an estimated 2 million Muslims and rising.

    Since at least the Russian Revolution, there has always been a desire of Americans who are not happy with the way America is to compare Russia favorably with America. Such comparisons are almost always wrong because they compare the real America with some fantasy Russia that people have in their head which bears little correspondence to the real Russia. The Putinists who do this today are just as deluded as the Stalinists who used to do this in the past. America today may be a really f-ed up place but Russia f-ed up in its own way also. There are certain aspects of Russian society that compare favorably with America - the love of their intellectual class for classical music and literature for example. Their heads have not been turned by the glorification of the primitive. But clean public toilets and lack of ethnic diversity are not on that list.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Abe

    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets

    That is a fair point, but the same can be said about Chicago, NYC and LA when it comes to any of their public infrastructure (including bathrooms in relatively “nice” locations like Chicago’s Union Station)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Abe

    I agree with you (now) but in your earlier post you make it sound like Novosibirsk was nicer. I watched the video and there was plenty of litter on the cracked pavement. It didn't look like Disneyland to me (and this was Sept - the winter hasn't even started - gonna snow there next week). Also the fact that that poor woman had to ride 40 hrs on a train to travel 850 air miles to get to Almaty instead of taking a less than 3 hour flight is sad.

    The best part of the video was when the train stopped in the middle of nowhere Kazakhstan and the locals put out a whole bunch of yummy looking pelmeni and breads and so on to sell to the people on the train. Yes, there was no refrigeration and the stuff was sitting out in the open but you could tell that the food was freshly prepared and home made and it looked delicious. But not worth spending 40 hrs on a train.

  102. @Inverness
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does
     
    Churchgoing negroes tend to be very decent people. And Russia is a great Christian nation. Your slurs are offensive.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation – in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it’s 3%) , in “unChristian” (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in “Christian” Russia it is… wait for it

    [MORE]

    it is…8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don’t last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don’t get is how Russia counts as a “Christian” country but somehow Ukraine doesn’t? Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    • Replies: @Getaclue
    @Jack D

    Bc of who owns and runs it? Jewish Oligarchs--same who put Zelensky in....

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    "Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?"
    Neither the Putin fanbois nor the "current thing" Ukrainistas mention this since it destroys their narrative.
    Take a look at the orthodox Christians in Ukraine.
    Some time after Ukraine became independent, the orthodox church in Ukraine split.
    The general pattern in orthodox churches is that each country has its own church.
    (When Eritrea become independent of Ethiopia, the churches split too.)
    So some time after Ukraine was a going thing as an independent country, some in the Ukrainian church decided they should follow the normal policy and run their own church instead of following the church of a now foreign country (Russia).
    But some wanted to stick with the Russian Orthodox Church.
    So they split.
    But here's the kicker:
    The prelate of the Russian Orthodox Church is a bitchboy for Putin who supports the violent conquest of the lands of his own religious charges.
    So the "PRO-RUSSIA" orthodox church in Ukraine finally decided enough is enough and broke free.
    These are the Ukrainians probably LEAST likely to support the globalist aspirations for Ukraine.
    But they still utterly reject Putin's war of aggression.
    War is a bitch, and just causes can often be found on both sides, but it is still a bitch.

    Replies: @Curle

    , @AndrewR
    @Jack D

    They have a Jewish president so how can they be a Christian country?

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Because politically and ideologically Ukrainians are allied with the Anti-White West pushing the Great Replacement, mockery of Christianity, spread of LGBTQ, BLM riots, and support for Israel's use of ISIS to attack Syria.

    While many Ukrainians may be nice white Christians and nationalists, the fact is the majority of them chose to support a globalist Zionist like Zelensky who is surrounded by globo oligarchs whose ultimate agenda is to destroy nations like Hungary and turn Ukraine into another Sweden or UK(a cucked country if there ever was one).

    So, being 'white christian' isn't good enough. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are white and Christian but worked with anti-white and anti-Christian forces.

    Not good enough that you're white and Christian. You must support policies and agendas that are pro-white and pro-Christian. That hasn't been the case of Ukraine at least since 2014 with Nuland coup.

    A true white Christian must be like Jack D who is Jewish and pro-Jewish(even at the expense of whites). Whites must be the same way. They must support policies and leaders who are pro-white and pro-Christian.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  103. @Elmer T. Jones
    Off topic but something about the Paul Pelosi incident troubled me. Then the repressed memory came back.

    My 7th grade science teacher was pretty cool and let us do whatever we wanted. Being science enthusiasts we explored interesting ideas without need for supervision. He would disappear to the teacher's lounge for a smoke.

    Then one day he showed up with black eyes and broken nose along with a vague story about getting mugged. Being kids it didn't make sense and his answers to our questions seemed improbable. He did not return the following year. This was 1970, when nobody was gay. Especially in the industrial midwest, even though it had a weird gay subculture that would occasionally surface as a nude male body down at the levee.

    Later of course we figured out he was cruising and got rolled. Now the Pelosi assault makes sense. The official story coming from police sounds just like the answers our science teacher gave us until we stopped asking.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    This was 1970, when nobody was gay. Especially in the industrial midwest, even though it had a weird gay subculture that would occasionally surface as a nude male body down at the levee.

    I’m a Rustbelt kid. Yes, there were male homosexuals where I grew up. In 1970. My parents could have introduced you to two from their circle of acquaintances, more later in the decade.

    Later of course we figured out he was cruising and got rolled.

    How did you figure that out?

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Art Deco

    Weird Al Yankovic should do a song called "Rustbelt Gays" to the tune of "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys.

  104. @Abe
    @Jack D


    You have the wrong notion of Russia. Perhaps you are confusing it with Japan. YouTube videos do not have smell-0-vision. In general it is not an especially clean or pleasant place (except mainly for the richer quarters of Moscow or St. Petersburg) nor is it known for the cleanliness of its toilets
     
    That is a fair point, but the same can be said about Chicago, NYC and LA when it comes to any of their public infrastructure (including bathrooms in relatively “nice” locations like Chicago’s Union Station)

    Replies: @Jack D

    I agree with you (now) but in your earlier post you make it sound like Novosibirsk was nicer. I watched the video and there was plenty of litter on the cracked pavement. It didn’t look like Disneyland to me (and this was Sept – the winter hasn’t even started – gonna snow there next week). Also the fact that that poor woman had to ride 40 hrs on a train to travel 850 air miles to get to Almaty instead of taking a less than 3 hour flight is sad.

    The best part of the video was when the train stopped in the middle of nowhere Kazakhstan and the locals put out a whole bunch of yummy looking pelmeni and breads and so on to sell to the people on the train. Yes, there was no refrigeration and the stuff was sitting out in the open but you could tell that the food was freshly prepared and home made and it looked delicious. But not worth spending 40 hrs on a train.

    • Thanks: Abe
  105. @Anonymous
    Totally OT: https://www.ft.com/content/4c56c9b2-f4ad-4956-9216-655acebd845d

    Has The Netherlands hit a limit of growth that cannot be 'fixed' by importing cheap labour?

    This looks like one of those stories that are easy to ignore but might have very large repercussions.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Totally OT: https://www.ft.com/content/4c56c9b2-f4ad-4956-9216-655acebd845d

    Has The Netherlands hit a limit of growth that cannot be ‘fixed’ by importing cheap labour?

    It’s the same-old, same-old: “Make your own damn coffee!” pretty much covers it.

    And so its population mushroomed. When the counter hit 14 million in 1979, Queen Juliana said, “Our country is full.” In 2010, Statistics Netherlands said the population would probably never reach 18 million. Today it’s 17.7 million and rising.

    One constraint on growth is that the Dutch enjoy the developed world’s shortest average work week, at just 30.3 hours. Six workers in 10 – predominantly women – are either part-timers or temps. The government is planning a bonus for anyone going full-time, but many people prefer daytime cappuccinos in the local café, assuming they can get served. Why give up your relaxt life and permanent contract to alleviate understaffing in old-age homes? Importing more migrant workers isn’t a popular idea.

    The Netherlands imported a bunch of people–troublesome and often useless people–so that its women–and probably a bunch of its men–could sit around drinking cappuccinos.

    It’s a small place so dropping your fertility to replacement made a lot of sense. But then … don’t import people!!! Sit at replacement fertility, enjoy the wages … and don’t expect that a bunch of bullshit service work is going to be done cheaply for you. The market will allocate labor in the appropriate fashion. And it may be that you need to make your own damn coffee … or have the cappucino machine make it for you and you have to walk over to it. BFD.

    This ought to be a time of unprecedented prosperity and really “the good life” in the West. Technology enabling outsided productivity, making life incredibly comfortable. But our lazy, noxious elites who want to live like feudal nobility have instead an ever more crowded toxic multi-ethnic mess.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @megabar
    @AnotherDad

    > It’s the same-old, same-old: “Make your own damn coffee!” pretty much covers it.

    I used to think that they key was to insist on never having policies that require growth to be sustainable (e.g. pensions or social security), but now I think people would still insist on the (temporary) boost in living standards that immigration provides.

    Replies: @Polistra

  106. When I was a kid (aside from there not being anything such as a bike helmet) no one wore seat belts in cars (because cars didn’t have them). Not only that but when you were a baby there was no such thing as a car seat.

    I can recall car seats from around 1970, if not earlier. Seat belts have been standard in American cars since 1968, present in some models much earlier.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Aside from the fact that 1970 was long after my babyhood , even after belts became standard equipment in 1968, many people completely ignored them. They would tuck them into the seat cushions and they would never be seen again. The government ended up forcing the manufacturers to install all sorts of annoying buzzers and so on to get people to use them and people STILL evaded them. Finally they ended up mandating "passive restraints" that would operate without the user having to do anything. Nowadays this means airbags but originally it also included shoulder belts that travelled on a track above the side window frame. When you closed the door the belt would wrap around you (you were still supposed to buckle the lap belt yourself). This only lasted a couple of years.

    OTOH, my wife's good liberal family had seatbelt retrofitted in their car even before they became mandatory. I think the demographics of seat belt use roughly followed the covid vax/anti-vax divide.

  107. @Art Deco
    @Elmer T. Jones

    This was 1970, when nobody was gay. Especially in the industrial midwest, even though it had a weird gay subculture that would occasionally surface as a nude male body down at the levee.

    I'm a Rustbelt kid. Yes, there were male homosexuals where I grew up. In 1970. My parents could have introduced you to two from their circle of acquaintances, more later in the decade.


    Later of course we figured out he was cruising and got rolled.

    How did you figure that out?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    Weird Al Yankovic should do a song called “Rustbelt Gays” to the tune of “West End Girls” by the Pet Shop Boys.

  108. @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The "Christian Conservative" Never Trumper David French calls Putin a "Christian Nationalist."

    French claims to lament the hostility toward political opponents nowadays despite himself attacking someone every day. And it's always self-described conservatives French goes after. He NEVER criticizes the Left in any serious way.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    ‘Christian nationalist’ is a social signaling term traded in by Vichy evangelicals like John Fea. That French is using it tells you something.

  109. @Barnard
    @Hrw-500

    When was this episode made? Seems like it would have to be in the last few years.

    Replies: @mmack, @Hrw-500

    It was from the movie “Beavis & Butt-Head do the Universe” who was released on Paramount+.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis_and_Butt-Head_Do_the_Universe

  110. @Yancey Ward
    @anonymous

    One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Peterike

    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”

    Isn’t it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement “Operation Demonise Russia”?

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @YetAnotherAnon


    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”
     
    Isn’t it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement “Operation Demonise Russia”?

    Was the anti-war male protestor that was raped at a police station for reading a poem also part of a CIA type scheme?
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    What about the long list of political opponents and former associates of Putin that have fallen from windows or met other untimely deaths? All CIA schemes as well?
    https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/22/accidental-defenestration-and-murder-suicides-too-common-among-russian-oligarchs-and-putin

    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime. This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.

    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @JR Ewing

  111. @mmack
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Didn’t the original show start off like a Mystery Science Theater deal, in which (in this case) Beavis and Butthead made comments on music videos they were watching? I thought I recall this. It grew into an actual show after a while that, for someone my age then, had just the appropriate humor.”

    The idea for the show came from some shorts Mike Judge submitted to MTV’s show Liquid Television. People liked the shorts with the two idiot teenagers and Judge expanded that. The original run of Beavis and Butthead was two episodes interspersed with the duo commenting on videos. I suspect the video commentary was because Mike Judge wasn’t quite ready to make a longer show. Dunno, could be wrong.

    “What I want to know is if the show is more PC now. You wouldn’t be touting it here, I guess, if it were woke. I’ve got a feeling from the trailer that the show will stay away from subjects it wouldn’t have had a problem with 30 years ago.”

    It does skewer The Woke a bit. You can find it on YouTube but there’s a great bit from “Do the Universe” about them wandering onto a college campus and getting a quick lecture on “White Privilege”. Being Beavis and Butthead, the boys completely misinterpret the Oh So Feminist professor’s point. Mayhem and hilarity ensue.

    But mainly it’s our two favorite idiots being idiots.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks, Mr. Mack. I did like the PIC stuff or just anti-lefty stuff as when they would cause so much trouble for their long-haired folk-song singing teacher. Nowadays, Mike Judge ought to take on it all. They can’t really cancel him – why would he care?

    The early 1990s were closer in time to the actual hippie times of that teacher than they were to the current woke era. That’s something to ponder …

  112. Since it’s Halloween and Beavis & Butthead are back, it’s only fair to mention the push they gave to White Zombie that broke them as a national band:

    “This guy is cool!”

    Here’s the backstory:

    Rob Zombie also owes them, or at least their creator Mike Judge, his solo career and cinematic career as well.

  113. @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The "Christian Conservative" Never Trumper David French calls Putin a "Christian Nationalist."

    French claims to lament the hostility toward political opponents nowadays despite himself attacking someone every day. And it's always self-described conservatives French goes after. He NEVER criticizes the Left in any serious way.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus


    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.
     
    Maybe you should focus on f**king off, you tiresome clown.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  114. @mmack
    Steve,

    I’ve watched the Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe and the rebooted series on the Beavis and Butthead Reddit. A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos (although Butthead’s reaction to walking in and seeing Beavis dancing to K Pop is priceless!). You can watch the whole season in about an hour and a half that way.

    Not only is the focus more on Beavis, I think Mike Judge is showing what a terrible influence Butthead is on Beavis. Sans Butthead, Beavis is still clueless, but he’d be less destructive. Alas, the episode Nice Butthead shows Beavis has been around Butthead so long he’s become codependent. Beavis can’t handle Butthead becoming nice and polite via prescribed drugs, so he forces him to get off them. (Although he probably saved Butthead from overdosing on the damned things given he was eating pills like candy)

    My favorite episode so far is Weird Girl. It encapsulates the bad influence Butthead is on Beavis and shows how dumb Beavis is. Butthead completely misinterprets the mash note Glennis sends to Beavis (I❤️U becomes I Kick Your Ass?), and Beavis is so clueless he can’t pick up that Glennis is flirting with him. The scene where Van Dreesen their teacher asks Glennis and Beavis what they love is funny yet bittersweet. Watch Glennis build her hopes up just to see them shattered when Beavis, after a painful build up, finally admits aloud he does love . . . FIRE!

    “Do The Universe” is worth it just for the college campus bit on “White Privilege”. (“We’re subverting paradigms”)

    I’ve enjoyed all the episodes I’ve seen. Let’s hope the butt-munches at Paramount allow Season 3 (an animator confirmed there will be a Season 2).

    To close, I’ve always enjoyed the show since I must admit, I went to school with guys like Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge captures the frustration of being 15, horny, and having no car, no money, no chick, and no clue perfectly.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar

    A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos

    Why does that sound like GarfieldMinusGarfield?

    • Replies: @mmack
    @Reg Cæsar

    I suppose you have a point. But the episodes without reactions give you the entire episode in six to twelve minutes time.

    That said, I'm trying to decide their best reaction this season:

    Beavis dancing to K Pop:
    https://youtu.be/c8tzzzsYwoE

    The Boys roast Post Malone:
    https://youtu.be/Z5iutsOzr0M

    Reviewing MTV's Ghosted
    https://youtu.be/5e5wCl6ucW0

    I'm going with Ghosted, but Butthead's response to seeing Beavis dancing is awesome 👏🏻.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  115. @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure
     
    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you've ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington's farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @John Johnson

    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator

    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington’s farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    The United States of America is not based George Washington’s farewell address.

    It is based on the constitution which sets very clear individual rights and provides a structure for the balance of Federal and state power to prevent a dictator like Putin.

    Putin does not support individual rights and you can go to prison for 10 years if you simply question the war.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    The United States of America is not based George Washington’s farewell address.

     

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn't. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the "Confidence of the Idiot". You have no idea of what you write, but you're too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.
     
    We have Jack D to regurgitate propaganda. You're just a dumber, less well-read version of Jack D. When you feel the urge to babble via keyboard, pick up a book. It will be better for everyone involved, including you.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  116. @Yancey Ward
    @anonymous

    One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Peterike

    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”

    Pussy Riot was, of course, a Jewish project. Jews in Russia are exceptionally toxic, even for Jews.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Peterike


    Pussy Riot was, of course, a Jewish project. Jews in Russia are exceptionally toxic, even for Jews.
     
    You sure about that? It certainly has the hallmarks of such, including goyim being the frontwomen, and they were attacked by Coassak security guards at the Sochi Olympics which I assume makes them honorary Jews, but in a few minutes with Bing I couldn't find evidence to support your claim. Although the "toxic even for Jews" is correct and not evidence against it.
  117. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Yancey Ward

    "One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot."

    Isn't it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement "Operation Demonise Russia"?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”

    Isn’t it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement “Operation Demonise Russia”?

    Was the anti-war male protestor that was raped at a police station for reading a poem also part of a CIA type scheme?
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    What about the long list of political opponents and former associates of Putin that have fallen from windows or met other untimely deaths? All CIA schemes as well?
    https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/22/accidental-defenestration-and-murder-suicides-too-common-among-russian-oligarchs-and-putin

    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime. This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.

    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @John Johnson


    (Breathless) Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime.

     

    OMG! I saw that on CNN too!

    This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.
     
    Please point to the place where people here said a war would never happen. The media skeptics here (and you are definitely not a media skeptic) said that the Ruling Class wants war with Russia. And (oddly enough) that's exactly what the Ruling Class got.

    And speaking of ruling, none of this rules out CIA involvement. Only a fool with zero knowledge of modern American history would do that.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @JR Ewing
    @John Johnson


    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.
     
    And despite all of that - which, I agree, is 100 accurate, Putin is a terrible person - this war is still none of the United States’ business and does not affect the wellbeing of US citizens in any way.
  118. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ralph L

    "... I guess Steve hasn't either."

    Mike Judge's contribution to culture is indeed "tremendous." It's hard to explain to people who don't get it. It's very white male humour, with equal parts smart guy/smart ass. It's also useful humour: when the chix get too emotionally needy I break out my Beavis's Cornholio "pee pee for my bunghole" impression. You won't need to drive them home. They'll take the bus.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @HammerJack, @mmack

    Jesus, dude! It’s T.P. not peepee.

    Even makes sense since t.p. is what he’s looking for..

    • LOL: AceDeuce
  119. @John Johnson
    @YetAnotherAnon


    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”
     
    Isn’t it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement “Operation Demonise Russia”?

    Was the anti-war male protestor that was raped at a police station for reading a poem also part of a CIA type scheme?
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    What about the long list of political opponents and former associates of Putin that have fallen from windows or met other untimely deaths? All CIA schemes as well?
    https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/22/accidental-defenestration-and-murder-suicides-too-common-among-russian-oligarchs-and-putin

    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime. This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.

    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @JR Ewing

    (Breathless) Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime.

    OMG! I saw that on CNN too!

    This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.

    Please point to the place where people here said a war would never happen. The media skeptics here (and you are definitely not a media skeptic) said that the Ruling Class wants war with Russia. And (oddly enough) that’s exactly what the Ruling Class got.

    And speaking of ruling, none of this rules out CIA involvement. Only a fool with zero knowledge of modern American history would do that.

    • Agree: Getaclue, Inverness
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @HammerJack


    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime.

     

    OMG! I saw that on CNN too!

    So you are denying that Putin is targeting civilian areas with drones?

    The footage is mostly from cell phone cameras
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLIiFM13FaU

    Targeting infrastructure to freeze or starve people is also a war crime.

    Please point to the place where people here said a war would never happen. The media skeptics here (and you are definitely not a media skeptic) said that the Ruling Class wants war with Russia. And (oddly enough) that’s exactly what the Ruling Class got.

    No problem and I can even provide it from Putin's #1 mouthpiece at Unz.

    Here is Mike Whiteny in February claiming that Putin would never engage aggressively:
    Russia, for example, does not see coup d’états, color revolutions and military aggression as an acceptable way to conduct their foreign policy. They prefer diplomacy, negotiation and compromise. Moscow is committed to international law, universal security, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

    https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/history-points-to-the-us-as-perpetrator-of-crisis-in-ukraine/


    Unlike you I am a media skeptic. I am skeptical of all media sources and that includes Unz. Just because CNN lies doesn't mean you should believe Russian State TV or Andrew Anglin. You are no different than some CNN bot if you trust everything you read at Unz. Every pro-Putin blogger has been wrong about NATO as they just assumed that Putin was telling the truth or knew he was lying and didn't care. I can provide quotes if you would like. But I'm sure you didn't think I had a quote for my previous claim, now did you? Pick one of the Putin defenders at Unz (Anglin, Whitney, Escobar) and I can show you a case were they were flat out wrong about NATO in the last year. Not slightly off but flat out wrong.

  120. 2016 sure did shuffle the political deck and deal us a new hand. Just have a look at who’s saying what here:

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
  121. @Herman Hetherington
    Funnier than this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RJQxRajePo

    Replies: @clifford brown

    The new film had its moments.

  122. @Bill Jones
    Meanwhile the story of Beavis and Butt-head's competition unfolds

    http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/10/nbc-news-david-depape-was-able-to-get.html

    NBC News: David DePape ‘Was Able to Get into the Pelosi Bedroom Where Paul Pelosi Was’; Third Person Was in Home
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2022-10-30/five-lingering-questions-about-bizarre-paul-pelosi-attack
    #3

    As a cop for 11 yrs in St. Louis I never once worked a burglary where the broken glass and debris at the entry point was OUTSIDE the residence.
     

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Inverness, @J.Ross, @Dvnjbbgc

    Nonsense. Crime is often more complicated than a reading of “Encyclopedia Brown” might lead you to believe.

    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed…

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Dvnjbbgc


    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed…
     
    Okay Sherlock, but you leave us hanging.

    Is hippie dip left or right handed?

    (Also your premise is that a right handed person can't swing a hammer with their left hand. Uhhh..)

    However, if the herd is going to solve this unfathomable mystery, we all have to chip in.

    I'm still waiting for the cop body cam footage and radio/phone chatter from the cops.

    Also hippie dip's police record, if any. Actual photos of break in area (no glass outside...).

    Who was the mysterious door opener? Did cops just invent that person? How did cops get inside home?

    Why didn't the dog bark at the intruder? (What, no dog!)

    Why didn't Paul P just tell hippie dip that "Nancy is downstairs in the kitchen"? That would have him leave, would it not?

    Why does hippie dip have no attorney yet? Doesn't every SF zombie get one of those before arraignment?

    Where is Paul P's "Help I've Fallen And Can't Get Up" necklace button? Doesn't every 82 YO have one when living alone? (Xmas gift idea, Nancy...)

    And as others have asked, how did hippie dip find and get to Paul P's (and Nancy's) abode? Uber, taxi, bus, streetcar, BART, bike, walk?

    Isn't Berkeley a long way across a big bridge or via BART? Where is the footage of him for that?

    Why has hippie dip made no statement via lawyer? Or relative? Or friend? Is he in Guantanamo already?

    What does his voter registration say about him? Social media accounts?

    Some mysterious website allegedly showing Q-Anon and conspiracy ramblings, per Tucker Carlson, suddenly popped up with content on the day of or after the attack. Claimed to be from hippie dip. Who did that? Why?

    Who is that mysterious "left handed" hammerer? What brand of hammer? Did perp carry that with him? Where was it acquired/purchased?

    Did hippie dip have a valid California Hammer Permit?

    So many questions....

    Replies: @Jack D

  123. @Jack D
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    No, that's perfectly normal in Amsterdam. You can go in any bike store and they will sell you a "Mother's Bike" like that. And no they don't wear helmets. That's just what's normal for their society. Of course Amsterdam is set up so that the bikes are mainly separated from auto traffic.

    When I was a kid (aside from there not being anything such as a bike helmet) no one wore seat belts in cars (because cars didn't have them). Not only that but when you were a baby there was no such thing as a car seat. You would ride on your mom's lap inches from the hard metal dashboard. And even though this is (geographically at least) the same America that we live in today, no one thought that this was tantamount to murder. It was just as normal as smoking a Lucky Strike or having 3 martinis at your business lunch. I'm sure that in 50 or 60 years people will look with equal horror at stuff we do now. "You mean they drank milk from a cow? - I don't believe it."

    Now I am just as brainwashed as you and that picture don't look right to me either. At least everyone should be wearing crash helmets like they are F1 racers. We are all prisoners of our society's assumptions. So no I don't think the car pool moms of the Main Line should ditch their Range Rovers and get bicycles (BTW, Rover's first product was bicycles - in Polish the word for bicycle is "rower" like we call facial tissues kleenex). However, they could perfectly well be driving Muffy and Chip home in a nice little Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas with no threat to their safety. However, Civics lack the "command seating position" that female drivers crave. Here is a possible solution from many decades ago:

    https://i.imgur.com/VaBEoWw.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    A subcompact fit for Steve! But would I’d be regulation for autobol?

    BTW, Rover’s first product was bicycles

    Honda’s was rice cookers, as was Sony’s, and Yamaha’s pianos. And still is. Nokia’s was lumber, and Motorola, car radios. (Which explains the name.)

    Here are some other surprises:

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: Liza
  124. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry–tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.

    The Jews are plenty good at getting Christians at each other’s throats. I wouldn’t expect them to stop doing it now.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Oscar Peterson

    “The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry–tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.”

    Doubtful that many occurred on the scale described. Solzhenitsyn says wild exaggeration was the rule not the exception.

    Replies: @Jack D

  125. @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation - in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it's 3%) , in "unChristian" (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in "Christian" Russia it is... wait for it

    it is...8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don't last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don't get is how Russia counts as a "Christian" country but somehow Ukraine doesn't? Why don't the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Getaclue, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Anonymous

    Bc of who owns and runs it? Jewish Oligarchs–same who put Zelensky in….

  126. @Spud Boy
    I'm proud to say I've never watched an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park, the Simpsons, Family Guy, or any other cartoon aimed at adults. Something doesn't feel right about it.

    Replies: @Truth

    Have your first round, on me.

  127. @Cagey Beast
    @David In TN

    But that would be an accurate reading of things. There were hardliners on both sides and the Soviet Union was liberalising after the death of Stalin.

    Replies: @David In TN

    That the Soviet Union was “liberalizing after the death of Stalin” isn’t saying much. People didn’t consider Khrushchev’s aggressive actions and words (“We Will Bury You”) in the late 50s and early 60s very conciliatory.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @David In TN


    People didn’t consider Khrushchev’s aggressive actions and words (“We Will Bury You”)
     
    "Bury" wasn't used in an aggressive sense. More like "outlast" or "outperform".

    We saw how that panned out.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

  128. @njguy73
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    As a card-carrying Gen-Xer, I and my college roommates watched MTV after class.

    Beavis & Butthead giving a fried mouse to Mr. Anderson. Ren & Stimpy in Space Madness. The State with Louie "I wanna dip my balls in it!", and Liquid TV giving us Stick Figure Theater and Aeon Flux.

    Ah, what times. Note: I worked at a fast food place in high school, so the Burger World episodes especially hit home with me.

    Replies: @megabar

    > Ren & Stimpy in Space Madness.

    Oh man, that’s a blast from the past.

    I just watched it again, and to me, the charm is still there. But then, if I’d never watched it until right now, I’d probably think it’s an indicator of a failing society. There’s probably a lesson there.

  129. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Totally OT: https://www.ft.com/content/4c56c9b2-f4ad-4956-9216-655acebd845d

    Has The Netherlands hit a limit of growth that cannot be ‘fixed’ by importing cheap labour?
     
    It's the same-old, same-old: "Make your own damn coffee!" pretty much covers it.


    And so its population mushroomed. When the counter hit 14 million in 1979, Queen Juliana said, “Our country is full.” In 2010, Statistics Netherlands said the population would probably never reach 18 million. Today it’s 17.7 million and rising.
    ...

    One constraint on growth is that the Dutch enjoy the developed world’s shortest average work week, at just 30.3 hours. Six workers in 10 – predominantly women – are either part-timers or temps. The government is planning a bonus for anyone going full-time, but many people prefer daytime cappuccinos in the local café, assuming they can get served. Why give up your relaxt life and permanent contract to alleviate understaffing in old-age homes? Importing more migrant workers isn’t a popular idea.
     
    The Netherlands imported a bunch of people--troublesome and often useless people--so that its women--and probably a bunch of its men--could sit around drinking cappuccinos.

    It's a small place so dropping your fertility to replacement made a lot of sense. But then ... don't import people!!! Sit at replacement fertility, enjoy the wages ... and don't expect that a bunch of bullshit service work is going to be done cheaply for you. The market will allocate labor in the appropriate fashion. And it may be that you need to make your own damn coffee ... or have the cappucino machine make it for you and you have to walk over to it. BFD.

    This ought to be a time of unprecedented prosperity and really "the good life" in the West. Technology enabling outsided productivity, making life incredibly comfortable. But our lazy, noxious elites who want to live like feudal nobility have instead an ever more crowded toxic multi-ethnic mess.

    Replies: @megabar

    > It’s the same-old, same-old: “Make your own damn coffee!” pretty much covers it.

    I used to think that they key was to insist on never having policies that require growth to be sustainable (e.g. pensions or social security), but now I think people would still insist on the (temporary) boost in living standards that immigration provides.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @megabar


    I think people would still insist on the (temporary) boost in living standards that immigration provides.
     
    Yes. And even (or especially) the goodwhites who are so very enamoured with the latest shipment of destitute and desperate migrants who will bust their asses for a relative pittance. The previous shipment (and the one before that, etc etc) have graduated to being layabouts, or government employ (roughly the same thing) and have spat out dozens of kids, none of whom have the slightest interest in hard work, much less for low pay.
  130. @martin_2
    @Jack D

    I remember some Chinese bird on youtube a few months back who had been to Israel and said that the people there had a soft spot for Russia since they defeated the Germans in WW2 and thus saved the remaining Jews in Europe. This seems much more plausible than the notion that the Jews hate the Russians because of pogroms.

    Replies: @Inverness

    But it certainly doesn’t explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it’s been going on for many decades.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Inverness


    But it certainly doesn’t explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it’s been going on for many decades.
     

    Jews sense that Russia is a relatively cohesive and independent nation—independent of their control. (Relatively speaking, of course.) Jews don’t like that. It causes jewish anxiety.

    Russia has also been friendly to some of the Muslim states that have been putting up resistance to the jewish theft of Palestine. (That is, in part, a result of Russia’s independence.) Jews don’t like that either.

    , @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Not that many decades. In the Cold War, the canard was that Jews (e.g. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) LOVE Russia - any stick to beat a dog.

    I think Jewish animosity toward Russia has little to do with the current situation in Ukraine but in general exists as a reaction to Russian animosity toward Jews. When the Russian regime takes repressive actions against Jews (the Czarist period, the late Soviet period) then Jews (to the extent that Jews speak with one voice, which is never) oppose it. When the Russian regime is friendly toward the Jews (the early Soviet period [Early Communism was opposed to religion in general but welcoming to Jews who adopted their new religion], the early Putin period, Jews are friendly toward it. This is completely rational and has nothing to do with some visceral hatred of Russians in general.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  131. @Abe
    @Peter Akuleyev


    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does – through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse.
     
    Yes, anyone taking sides in this conflict based on their projection of “conservative Christian values” onto Putin’s Russia is a fool. Avoidance of nuclear armageddon in furtherance of a gangster-run American Empire (how come the entire US Ukrainian strategy was flowchart’d in a RAND CORPORATION memo BEFORE RUSSIA EVEN INVADED??) will be just fine, however.

    BTW, my wife showed me this video this weekend. The Russian chick who runs the channel is I guess implicitly critical of Putin and his war as she adopts a noticeably defeatist attitude, yet what I could not get over is how clean and pleasant-even in the most [email protected] remote outposts of Russian Asia- their train stations and city centers look! I used to ride the Chicago EL for many years (Red Line in particular, which goes below ground near Downtown) and still can’t get the awful urine smells I was bombarded with on a daily basis out of my head. To have civic infrastructure that is not grimy and graffiti-covered and filthy and disgusting? To live in a nation that is proud of its public spaces and treats them with respect instead of harboring large minorities openly seething with hostility and resentment at the very civilization that provides the lifestyle they would not do without? Not being ethnically cleansed from your own cities and neighborhoods every 2 generations (as is happening all over again now in Minneapolis)? As bad as Russian society is in many respects please don’t pretend like the West (and the same dysfunction which the French and Swedes could once righty sneer at in the 80’s has been copied and even amplified in their pursuance of Globalist multi-cult cred) is not even worse in many even more important aspects:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CwkC3zy9yv0

    Replies: @Jack D, @Thea

    I love a lot of things about Putin and Russia but cleanliness… nope!!I suggest you actually visit Russia and you will likely have a different view of the shared cleanliness of public spaces. Apartment stair cases and lobbies should not be missed. Russian public “toilets” offer another must see.

    An old Russian man said “apartment entryways are our national shame.” Then there is the Arctic town where every single plant has been killed by Nickle pollution.

    • Thanks: Abe
  132. @David In TN
    @Cagey Beast

    That the Soviet Union was "liberalizing after the death of Stalin" isn't saying much. People didn't consider Khrushchev's aggressive actions and words ("We Will Bury You") in the late 50s and early 60s very conciliatory.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    People didn’t consider Khrushchev’s aggressive actions and words (“We Will Bury You”)

    “Bury” wasn’t used in an aggressive sense. More like “outlast” or “outperform”.

    We saw how that panned out.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, Khrushchev's phrase "we will bury you" meant "we will outlast you and attend your funeral".

    It turned out Khrushchev was too erratic for the job, so he was replaced by a triumvirate made up of two Ukrainians (Podgorny and Brezhnev) and a Russian (Kosygin). Brezhnev came out on top and went on to rule the Soviet Union with his old gang from Ukraine, the "Dnipropetrovsk Mafia"*.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnipropetrovsk_Mafia

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

  133. @Corvinus
    @David In TN

    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.

    Maybe you should focus on f**king off, you tiresome clown.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Mr. Anon

    Lol, you’re the queen of get off my lawn.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  134. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-thanks-bidens-religious-war-in-ukraine-us-run-out-diesel-fuel

    What could possibly be the justification for doing that? We've wondered. Anyone who's paying attention has had to have wondered that. Well, this week, Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, of Bethesda. answered that question. Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. This is not a conventional war. This is a jihad. Jamie Raskin said that out loud, but many in Washington agree with him in both parties. They would like to see World War Trans immediately.
     
    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms. As Russia becomes more radical because of the experience of sinking deeper into a total war, the idea of counter-jihad will become a popular narrative in Russia. For Russian the war will go beyond opposing NATO. The enemy will include the NATO supporting politicians with ancestral enmity towards Russia. How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level? It's another good reason for de-escalating the proxy war between the US and Russia. It's absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Almost Missouri, @meh, @International Jew, @Peter Akuleyev, @Yancey Ward, @SFG, @Bardon Kaldian, @John Johnson, @Dutch Boy, @That Would Be Telling, @Jack D, @Colin Wright, @AnotherDad, @Oscar Peterson, @For what it's worth

    When posting something off-topic, it’s customary to start off with “OT.”

  135. @HammerJack
    @John Johnson


    (Breathless) Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime.

     

    OMG! I saw that on CNN too!

    This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.
     
    Please point to the place where people here said a war would never happen. The media skeptics here (and you are definitely not a media skeptic) said that the Ruling Class wants war with Russia. And (oddly enough) that's exactly what the Ruling Class got.

    And speaking of ruling, none of this rules out CIA involvement. Only a fool with zero knowledge of modern American history would do that.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime.

    OMG! I saw that on CNN too!

    So you are denying that Putin is targeting civilian areas with drones?

    The footage is mostly from cell phone cameras

    Targeting infrastructure to freeze or starve people is also a war crime.

    Please point to the place where people here said a war would never happen. The media skeptics here (and you are definitely not a media skeptic) said that the Ruling Class wants war with Russia. And (oddly enough) that’s exactly what the Ruling Class got.

    No problem and I can even provide it from Putin’s #1 mouthpiece at Unz.

    Here is Mike Whiteny in February claiming that Putin would never engage aggressively:
    Russia, for example, does not see coup d’états, color revolutions and military aggression as an acceptable way to conduct their foreign policy. They prefer diplomacy, negotiation and compromise. Moscow is committed to international law, universal security, and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

    https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/history-points-to-the-us-as-perpetrator-of-crisis-in-ukraine/

    Unlike you I am a media skeptic. I am skeptical of all media sources and that includes Unz. Just because CNN lies doesn’t mean you should believe Russian State TV or Andrew Anglin. You are no different than some CNN bot if you trust everything you read at Unz. Every pro-Putin blogger has been wrong about NATO as they just assumed that Putin was telling the truth or knew he was lying and didn’t care. I can provide quotes if you would like. But I’m sure you didn’t think I had a quote for my previous claim, now did you? Pick one of the Putin defenders at Unz (Anglin, Whitney, Escobar) and I can show you a case were they were flat out wrong about NATO in the last year. Not slightly off but flat out wrong.

  136. anonymous[105] • Disclaimer says:
    @Inverness
    @martin_2

    But it certainly doesn't explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it's been going on for many decades.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Jack D

    But it certainly doesn’t explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it’s been going on for many decades.

    Jews sense that Russia is a relatively cohesive and independent nation—independent of their control. (Relatively speaking, of course.) Jews don’t like that. It causes jewish anxiety.

    Russia has also been friendly to some of the Muslim states that have been putting up resistance to the jewish theft of Palestine. (That is, in part, a result of Russia’s independence.) Jews don’t like that either.

  137. anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @anonymous


    The Jewish grandparents of Jamie Raskin lived during the dying days of the Russian Empire. The jihad is driven forward by the desire for revenge for the pogroms.
     
    This is the stupidest trope ever. Ukrainians had pogroms against the Jews a lot more recently than Russians.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv_pogroms_(1941)

    During the Great Patriotic War, which is a centerpiece of Putinist ideology, the Russians were liberating Jews (the few that survived) from the Ukrainian fascists, who collaborated with the Nazis. To the extent that Jews sympathize with Ukraine, it has zero to do with "the desire for revenge for the pogroms" which ended long before Putin was even born.

    Putin himself, BTW, for all of his many character flaws, was never anti-Semitic. Of course now that he is being put under stress I would not rule out that his regime will look for scapegoats and Jews are a traditional favorite (see Lavrov's remark about how Hitler was really Jewish). TBH, the same thing would happen in Ukraine. If Ukraine was badly losing this war, they would suddenly remember that they are being led by a Jew. You have to understand anti-Semitism in general as a symptom of people under stress. People don't go looking for scapegoats to blame when everything is going great.

    It’s absolutely not good for the Jews if white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia find common cause.
     
    Another idiotic idea. First of all, Putin presides over a multi-cultural empire (and the Russian Army that is invading Ukraine is disproportionately made up of ethnic minorities). Shoigu is a Tuvan (Tuvans are a Turkic speaking people from Mongolia with a shamanistic religion). Kadyrov is of course Muslim. If Russia is "white Christian Russia" then what is Ukraine, chopped liver? They are much more white and Christian than Russia. Why shouldn't white Christian Americans find common cause with white Christian Ukrainians instead?

    Second, the kind of "white Christianity" that exists in Russia (Orthodoxy) has historically been opposed to Western Christianity - they don't think of themselves as having anything in common with Western post-Reformation Christianity. If they are bring it up now it's only because they are struggling and in need of allies wherever they can find them. So if you ally with them you are in good company - you have the good Christian nations of North Korea and Iran on your side.

    And Putin himself makes public gestures at being Christian but he lives a debauched life with a strip club in his palace and mistresses and love children left and right. He is not the champion of white Christianity and you are an idiot if you fall for this line.


    How will the Jewish world react to a large country becoming critical of Jews at a national level?
     
    It would be a pity if that were to happen. As I mentioned before, in the post Soviet period Russia has not been particularly anti-Semitic (OTOH, most of their Jewish population has left for Israel anyway, but mainly for economic reasons). Israel has its own reasons for not wanting to displease Russia, mainly as a result of the Russian military presence next door in Syria, but trust me that American Jews are not going to trim their support for Ukraine based upon your idiotic logic. If Putin's regime was to become more anti-Semitic it would only have the opposite effect and increase the desire of Jews to see regime change in Russia. As for the prospect of a grand coalition between the "white Christians in the US and white Christian Russia", don't make me laugh.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @martin_2, @David In TN, @anonymous

    The leading voice of populist Christian conservatism in the US is Tucker Carlson with 3 million nightly viewers including an influential audience. Tucker Carlson greatly sympathizes with Russia’s perspective as you can see from the article. He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.

    “Tucker Investigates: What is destroying rural America?”
    The segment on Henry Ford and the private equity villain Singer killing rural America has obvious antisemitic undertones.

    Russia state TV loves playing Tucker clips, more than any mainstream news personality in America. The link is there. In a disputed election where America gets crazier, Russian nationalism and US Christian nationalism could join forces. Jews would be the target of their criticism as the people at the center of the problems in both countries.

    You’re ignoring the links that have already formed. If you were in 1930s Germany, do you think you would be able to foresee what would happen?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @anonymous

    I gather that you think that such links would be a good thing, but TBH, your talking points sound like DNC propaganda - anything that show that conservative Republicanism, Putinism, white nationalism and anti-Semitism are all aspects of the same coin gladdens their hearts and ups their donations and vote totals.

    There has always been a small constituency for anti-Semitism in America. In the 1930s, Father Coughlin was as popular then as Tucker Carlson is now. And as you mention, Henry Ford was at one point a big advocate of anti-Semitism. BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic so running your business or your politics on an anti-Semitic platform turns out to be bad business/bad politics and so it is pretty much self-limiting. Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it. Father Coughlin ended up being taken off the air. Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.


    He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.
     
    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said "Jews are the root of many problems in America" those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to. It's perfectly OK and legitimate to speak out against Leftism without bringing Jews into the equation. Leftism is not an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Pelosi is not Jewish, Biden is not Jewish, etc.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @HammerJack

  138. @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    Tucker Carlson is using World War Trans to give a name to the jihad waged by the US against Russia.
     
    Tucker right about one group of people, but way too simple:

    -- For some perverts and their fellow travelers it is World War LBGQWERT+++.

    -- For some Jews there does seem to be some anti-Tsar animus, though obviously the Ukrainians--a bunch of whom, sick of being abused (and starved) by the commies, allied with the Nazis as an upgrade--would be an even greater target for animus.

    -- For the Deep State and MIC it the need for an enemy, being stuck in the Cold War rut, and finding Russia easier to boogeyman than the US's actually adversary--China--because "racism!". Eisenhower's warning on these guys remains relevant.

    -- For the Ukrainians it is a war for national independence and survival.

    -- For Putin ... it is being the Tsar of all Russia. Imperialism. The same sort of stupid--who's the biggest swinging dick--war that has been the bane of mankind, but particular Europe, for ages. The previous Crimean War being a glaring example of said stupidity.

    -- For the Russian people it is just an utterly useless waste of men and resources. (A neighbor and good friend of mine, has a circuit board design tool business and employs Russian guys to do the coding. Some of his older key guys are secure. But his youngest guys have told him they'll be AWOL as they are 100% focused on getting they hell out and not being mobilized into Putin cannon fodder. Multiply by tens of thousands. Even beyond the dead/maimed, just a pointless waste of talent and youth that Russia can ill-afford to lose. Russia needs productive smart young Russians having Russian babies. It needs extra square mileage not at all.


    It's a different war for different people.

    Replies: @anonymous

    Which group is by far the most important in creating the root conditions? Which groups are not very important in creating current events?

  139. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation - in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it's 3%) , in "unChristian" (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in "Christian" Russia it is... wait for it

    it is...8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don't last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don't get is how Russia counts as a "Christian" country but somehow Ukraine doesn't? Why don't the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Getaclue, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Anonymous

    “Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?”
    Neither the Putin fanbois nor the “current thing” Ukrainistas mention this since it destroys their narrative.
    Take a look at the orthodox Christians in Ukraine.
    Some time after Ukraine became independent, the orthodox church in Ukraine split.
    The general pattern in orthodox churches is that each country has its own church.
    (When Eritrea become independent of Ethiopia, the churches split too.)
    So some time after Ukraine was a going thing as an independent country, some in the Ukrainian church decided they should follow the normal policy and run their own church instead of following the church of a now foreign country (Russia).
    But some wanted to stick with the Russian Orthodox Church.
    So they split.
    But here’s the kicker:
    The prelate of the Russian Orthodox Church is a bitchboy for Putin who supports the violent conquest of the lands of his own religious charges.
    So the “PRO-RUSSIA” orthodox church in Ukraine finally decided enough is enough and broke free.
    These are the Ukrainians probably LEAST likely to support the globalist aspirations for Ukraine.
    But they still utterly reject Putin’s war of aggression.
    War is a bitch, and just causes can often be found on both sides, but it is still a bitch.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Anonymous

    “Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?”

    The people you refer to aren’t Putinists. They are AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars.

    Replies: @Jack D

  140. @John Johnson
    @YetAnotherAnon


    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”
     
    Isn’t it more likely that Pussy Riot were a CIA-type scheme from the outset, and their arrest was the signal to implement “Operation Demonise Russia”?

    Was the anti-war male protestor that was raped at a police station for reading a poem also part of a CIA type scheme?
    https://www.newsweek.com/russian-anti-ukraine-war-protester-raped-police-moscowreport-1746662

    What about the long list of political opponents and former associates of Putin that have fallen from windows or met other untimely deaths? All CIA schemes as well?
    https://www.euronews.com/2022/09/22/accidental-defenestration-and-murder-suicides-too-common-among-russian-oligarchs-and-putin

    Putin is currently targeting civilian areas with drones which is a war crime. This is after his defenders at Unz told us that he would never do such things. The same crowd that told us the war would never happen and it was all just a CIA conspiracy.

    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @JR Ewing

    Might be time to accept the possibility that Putin is really just a mass murdering megalomaniac and would think nothing of killing every single one of you just for another 5 minutes in power.

    And despite all of that – which, I agree, is 100 accurate, Putin is a terrible person – this war is still none of the United States’ business and does not affect the wellbeing of US citizens in any way.

  141. @anonymous
    @International Jew

    Do you think it presents a risk to Jews if Russia becomes a radicalized war torn nation, which sees Washington as highly influenced by Jews making foreign policy decisions to break up Russia? What will the rhetoric coming out of Russia look like? Could the rhetoric find favor in right wing cirlces in the US?

    Replies: @International Jew

    Jews like Joe Biden and the Clintons. O.K…

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @International Jew

    Or Sachs, Gopnik, Vindman, Nuland, etc..

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @anonymous
    @International Jew

    Russia goes down the path of ultranationalism with anger at Jewish foreign policy influence in the 1990s and 2000s leading the US to war with Russia. Russia helps Iran. Iran works on nuclear weapons. Right wing militia groups and individuals get angry about elections and recognize Jewish media influence as the root in making elections unfair. Maybe it's not good for the Jewish people if the Ukraine War gets escalated by the US? It would create too many problems at once.

    Do you think the risk to Jewish people is worth it to see Russia get weakened? How do you calculate the risks for Jewish people? Or do you not do any calculations, instead running away from the bad scenarios?

    Replies: @International Jew

  142. @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation - in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it's 3%) , in "unChristian" (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in "Christian" Russia it is... wait for it

    it is...8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don't last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don't get is how Russia counts as a "Christian" country but somehow Ukraine doesn't? Why don't the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Getaclue, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Anonymous

    They have a Jewish president so how can they be a Christian country?

  143. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ralph L

    "... I guess Steve hasn't either."

    Mike Judge's contribution to culture is indeed "tremendous." It's hard to explain to people who don't get it. It's very white male humour, with equal parts smart guy/smart ass. It's also useful humour: when the chix get too emotionally needy I break out my Beavis's Cornholio "pee pee for my bunghole" impression. You won't need to drive them home. They'll take the bus.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @HammerJack, @mmack

    You wanna be careful throwing down the Cornholio impression. Beavis doesn’t get away with it nowadays:

    Although, Beavis DOES get the chicks:

  144. @Reg Cæsar
    @David In TN


    People didn’t consider Khrushchev’s aggressive actions and words (“We Will Bury You”)
     
    "Bury" wasn't used in an aggressive sense. More like "outlast" or "outperform".

    We saw how that panned out.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.

    It turned out Khrushchev was too erratic for the job, so he was replaced by a triumvirate made up of two Ukrainians (Podgorny and Brezhnev) and a Russian (Kosygin). Brezhnev came out on top and went on to rule the Soviet Union with his old gang from Ukraine, the “Dnipropetrovsk Mafia”*.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnipropetrovsk_Mafia

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Cagey Beast


    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.
     
    That's the literal translation. But like what I'm told is the common curse "F*** your mother!" its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I'm pretty sure was being honest it's more like "Eat shit and die" in American English circa 1990. In any case, it's wasn't exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.

    While I've heard you claim about the cause of Khrushchev being deposed and that it included the Cuban Missile Crisis, which the higher ups may have known a couple of years later included contingent orders to use nuclear weapons at the discretion of submarine captains and their zampolits, and if not for a flotilla commander being in one sub that would have actually happened, Wikipedia credibly claims the gravamen for Brezhnev and company was Khrushchev setting up a parallel system to the party that answered to him, and that was obviously intolerable.

    That fits better with the timeline if you think the Cuban Missile Crisis was a key, although Wikipedia notes Khrushchev spent way too much time outside the country in 1964. We might also note his supposed expertise was in agriculture, how disastrous that was, and the Lysenko wasn't deposed until after Khrushchev was. This was pretty consequential in that the USSR had to import grain from the West, which was all sorts of bad for it and the party.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D

  145. @Reg Cæsar
    @mmack


    A poster edits the episodes to remove the duo’s commentary on videos
     
    Why does that sound like GarfieldMinusGarfield?


    https://www.swiss-miss.com/wp-content/uploads/legacy/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/28/fsymsogxo5tv6npt2fz1rwwv_r1_500_2-480x135.jpg

    Replies: @mmack

    I suppose you have a point. But the episodes without reactions give you the entire episode in six to twelve minutes time.

    That said, I’m trying to decide their best reaction this season:

    Beavis dancing to K Pop:

    The Boys roast Post Malone:

    Reviewing MTV’s Ghosted

    I’m going with Ghosted, but Butthead’s response to seeing Beavis dancing is awesome 👏🏻.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @mmack

    OK, that's funny.

  146. @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Jews like Joe Biden and the Clintons. O.K...

    Replies: @J.Ross, @anonymous

    Or Sachs, Gopnik, Vindman, Nuland, etc..

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @J.Ross

    I gave you 2½ US Presidents and you come back with some second- and third-string bureaucrats, nice.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @DCThrowback

  147. Anonymous[265] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson
    @Anonymous


    The founders of this country would support Ukraine and not a hopelessly insecure dictator
     
    This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you’ve ever posted, which is saying a lot. Go read George Washington’s farewell address, then cancel your internet service.

    The United States of America is not based George Washington's farewell address.

    It is based on the constitution which sets very clear individual rights and provides a structure for the balance of Federal and state power to prevent a dictator like Putin.

    Putin does not support individual rights and you can go to prison for 10 years if you simply question the war.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The United States of America is not based George Washington’s farewell address.

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn’t. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the “Confidence of the Idiot”. You have no idea of what you write, but you’re too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.

    We have Jack D to regurgitate propaganda. You’re just a dumber, less well-read version of Jack D. When you feel the urge to babble via keyboard, pick up a book. It will be better for everyone involved, including you.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn’t. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the “Confidence of the Idiot”. You have no idea of what you write, but you’re too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    Instead of calling people names why don't you explain why you think the founders would support an imperial empire that opposes all of the individual rights laid out in the constitution.

    Explain why in the case of Ukraine they would oppose the following:
    1. Balanced government
    2. Free speech
    3. Protection from government intrusion
    3. Voting rights
    4. Gun rights
    5. Business rights
    6. Political rights

    Tell us why the founders would support a war started by a dictator that opposes all those rights. Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.

    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

  148. @mmack
    @Reg Cæsar

    I suppose you have a point. But the episodes without reactions give you the entire episode in six to twelve minutes time.

    That said, I'm trying to decide their best reaction this season:

    Beavis dancing to K Pop:
    https://youtu.be/c8tzzzsYwoE

    The Boys roast Post Malone:
    https://youtu.be/Z5iutsOzr0M

    Reviewing MTV's Ghosted
    https://youtu.be/5e5wCl6ucW0

    I'm going with Ghosted, but Butthead's response to seeing Beavis dancing is awesome 👏🏻.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    OK, that’s funny.

  149. @anonymous
    @Jack D

    The leading voice of populist Christian conservatism in the US is Tucker Carlson with 3 million nightly viewers including an influential audience. Tucker Carlson greatly sympathizes with Russia's perspective as you can see from the article. He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.

    "Tucker Investigates: What is destroying rural America?"
    The segment on Henry Ford and the private equity villain Singer killing rural America has obvious antisemitic undertones.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdwH066g5lQ&ab_channel=FoxNews

    Russia state TV loves playing Tucker clips, more than any mainstream news personality in America. The link is there. In a disputed election where America gets crazier, Russian nationalism and US Christian nationalism could join forces. Jews would be the target of their criticism as the people at the center of the problems in both countries.

    You're ignoring the links that have already formed. If you were in 1930s Germany, do you think you would be able to foresee what would happen?

    Replies: @Jack D

    I gather that you think that such links would be a good thing, but TBH, your talking points sound like DNC propaganda – anything that show that conservative Republicanism, Putinism, white nationalism and anti-Semitism are all aspects of the same coin gladdens their hearts and ups their donations and vote totals.

    There has always been a small constituency for anti-Semitism in America. In the 1930s, Father Coughlin was as popular then as Tucker Carlson is now. And as you mention, Henry Ford was at one point a big advocate of anti-Semitism. BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic so running your business or your politics on an anti-Semitic platform turns out to be bad business/bad politics and so it is pretty much self-limiting. Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it. Father Coughlin ended up being taken off the air. Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.

    He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.

    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to. It’s perfectly OK and legitimate to speak out against Leftism without bringing Jews into the equation. Leftism is not an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Pelosi is not Jewish, Biden is not Jewish, etc.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Jack D


    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to.
     
    The ADL wants Tucker Carlson taken off the air. https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/adl-chief-calls-for-fox-news-host-tucker-carlsons-ouster/

    Do you think the ADL suspects Tucker Carlson might harbor dangerous opinions about Jews and is waiting for the right time to make a move? If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate? Is the ADL projecting their own views and going too far in misrepresenting Tucker Carlson?

    In the 1930s, the worst instance of anti-Jewish violence in America was the Christian Front stuff at Madison Square Garden. But are past results guaranteed?

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it.
     
    Dearborn is the most Islamic city in America today. Funny how history unfolds.

    Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.
     
    The problem is when you go too far in doing so. That makes those of us in the middle start to wonder. The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.

    If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America..."
     
    Not the root, but too often on the wrong side. It's a classic fool-or-knave question. The majority of us think "fools".

    BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic...
     
    Even the minority of those who are are more than happy to sell guns to Jews. Where else in the world is this true? (Other than arms sales to Israel.)

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @HammerJack
    @Jack D


    If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air.
     
    Well you're definitely right about that.
  150. @Inverness
    @martin_2

    But it certainly doesn't explain why so many jews hate Russia.

    And it's been going on for many decades.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Jack D

    Not that many decades. In the Cold War, the canard was that Jews (e.g. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) LOVE Russia – any stick to beat a dog.

    I think Jewish animosity toward Russia has little to do with the current situation in Ukraine but in general exists as a reaction to Russian animosity toward Jews. When the Russian regime takes repressive actions against Jews (the Czarist period, the late Soviet period) then Jews (to the extent that Jews speak with one voice, which is never) oppose it. When the Russian regime is friendly toward the Jews (the early Soviet period [Early Communism was opposed to religion in general but welcoming to Jews who adopted their new religion], the early Putin period, Jews are friendly toward it. This is completely rational and has nothing to do with some visceral hatred of Russians in general.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    OK, look, I gotta chime in on this one. I'm talking about the Jews in America here at the time, Jack, for whom it was mostly about Communism, plain and simple. It wasn't by any means all of them (as I'm sure you can attest to regarding your Dad), but a much bigger than average proportion of the Jews that came over from certain parts in the high immigration years had major Communist sympathies. OK, to be blunt, lots of them were Commies.

    Therefore, when that short-lived Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Soviet Russia and Germany was signed in August of 1939, the politically active Jews in America wanted us to STAND DOWN. No use for war, right? What is it good for, absolutely nuthin'. What that was about was that they cared, above all else, for Soviet Russia to do well.

    When Germany implemented Operation Barbarossa in June of '41, these same people did a flip-flop that would put the most duplicitous politician to shame. All of a sudden, they HATED Germany, with some good reason, but they had suppressed it all for almost 2 years. Then, what was war good for, absolutely everything. Say it again...

    I don't understand why, but that crowd supported Communism throughout the world. What the hell was wrong in their heads, Jack?

    Replies: @Jack D

  151. @Batman
    The episode "Butt Flambe" of the original Bevis and Butt-Head run contained the greatest MacGuffin in cinema history. They walk into the emergency room, and smoke is coming out of Bevis's ass. They never actually explain why Bevis's ass was smoking. Incredible.

    Replies: @mmack

    “They walk into the emergency room, and smoke is coming out of Bevis’s ass. They never actually explain why Bevis’s ass was smoking. Incredible.”

    Once Butthead confirms he’s taken Beavis to “The damned hostipal”, the closing scene shows the doctors sussed out how he burned his bottom.

  152. @Art Deco
    When I was a kid (aside from there not being anything such as a bike helmet) no one wore seat belts in cars (because cars didn’t have them). Not only that but when you were a baby there was no such thing as a car seat.

    I can recall car seats from around 1970, if not earlier. Seat belts have been standard in American cars since 1968, present in some models much earlier.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Aside from the fact that 1970 was long after my babyhood , even after belts became standard equipment in 1968, many people completely ignored them. They would tuck them into the seat cushions and they would never be seen again. The government ended up forcing the manufacturers to install all sorts of annoying buzzers and so on to get people to use them and people STILL evaded them. Finally they ended up mandating “passive restraints” that would operate without the user having to do anything. Nowadays this means airbags but originally it also included shoulder belts that travelled on a track above the side window frame. When you closed the door the belt would wrap around you (you were still supposed to buckle the lap belt yourself). This only lasted a couple of years.

    OTOH, my wife’s good liberal family had seatbelt retrofitted in their car even before they became mandatory. I think the demographics of seat belt use roughly followed the covid vax/anti-vax divide.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  153. @Cagey Beast
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, Khrushchev's phrase "we will bury you" meant "we will outlast you and attend your funeral".

    It turned out Khrushchev was too erratic for the job, so he was replaced by a triumvirate made up of two Ukrainians (Podgorny and Brezhnev) and a Russian (Kosygin). Brezhnev came out on top and went on to rule the Soviet Union with his old gang from Ukraine, the "Dnipropetrovsk Mafia"*.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnipropetrovsk_Mafia

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.

    That’s the literal translation. But like what I’m told is the common curse “F*** your mother!” its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I’m pretty sure was being honest it’s more like “Eat shit and die” in American English circa 1990. In any case, it’s wasn’t exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.

    While I’ve heard you claim about the cause of Khrushchev being deposed and that it included the Cuban Missile Crisis, which the higher ups may have known a couple of years later included contingent orders to use nuclear weapons at the discretion of submarine captains and their zampolits, and if not for a flotilla commander being in one sub that would have actually happened, Wikipedia credibly claims the gravamen for Brezhnev and company was Khrushchev setting up a parallel system to the party that answered to him, and that was obviously intolerable.

    That fits better with the timeline if you think the Cuban Missile Crisis was a key, although Wikipedia notes Khrushchev spent way too much time outside the country in 1964. We might also note his supposed expertise was in agriculture, how disastrous that was, and the Lysenko wasn’t deposed until after Khrushchev was. This was pretty consequential in that the USSR had to import grain from the West, which was all sorts of bad for it and the party.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @That Would Be Telling



    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.
     
    That’s the literal translation. But like what I’m told is the common curse “F*** your mother!” its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I’m pretty sure was being honest it’s more like “Eat 💩 and ⚰” in American English circa 1990. In any case, it’s wasn’t exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.
     
    In other words, it was the Slavic counterpart to...


    https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-rrje11zjnk/images/stencil/650x650/products/30737/42449/well-bless-your-heart-t-shirt__46268.1645733809.jpg?c=1

    , @Jack D
    @That Would Be Telling

    But like what I’m told is the common curse “F*** your mother!” its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I’m pretty sure was being honest it’s more like “Eat shit and die” in American English circa 1990.

    Russia is rich in curses but I think the one he is thinking of is "Иди к ебене матери!" [ Idi k yebene materi!] which means literally "Go to your f'ing [or f'ed] mother", or more or less, "get the f-- out of here, bug off".

    This curse made it into Yiddish (and into modern Hebrew) in distorted form as " "Geh' [go in Yiddish] kerbenye matri". This was fairly mild in Yiddish (for example my mother would say this to me occasionally when I was a kid not as an expression of deep anger but merely annoyance) . I'm not sure (in fact I doubt) that most Yiddish speakers (at least in Poland where Russian was not spoken widely) even knew what it literally meant.

  154. @Peterike
    @Yancey Ward

    “One can trace the antipathy on the part of Democrats for present day Russia to the arrest of Pussy Riot.”

    Pussy Riot was, of course, a Jewish project. Jews in Russia are exceptionally toxic, even for Jews.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    Pussy Riot was, of course, a Jewish project. Jews in Russia are exceptionally toxic, even for Jews.

    You sure about that? It certainly has the hallmarks of such, including goyim being the frontwomen, and they were attacked by Coassak security guards at the Sochi Olympics which I assume makes them honorary Jews, but in a few minutes with Bing I couldn’t find evidence to support your claim. Although the “toxic even for Jews” is correct and not evidence against it.

  155. anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @anonymous

    I gather that you think that such links would be a good thing, but TBH, your talking points sound like DNC propaganda - anything that show that conservative Republicanism, Putinism, white nationalism and anti-Semitism are all aspects of the same coin gladdens their hearts and ups their donations and vote totals.

    There has always been a small constituency for anti-Semitism in America. In the 1930s, Father Coughlin was as popular then as Tucker Carlson is now. And as you mention, Henry Ford was at one point a big advocate of anti-Semitism. BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic so running your business or your politics on an anti-Semitic platform turns out to be bad business/bad politics and so it is pretty much self-limiting. Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it. Father Coughlin ended up being taken off the air. Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.


    He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.
     
    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said "Jews are the root of many problems in America" those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to. It's perfectly OK and legitimate to speak out against Leftism without bringing Jews into the equation. Leftism is not an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Pelosi is not Jewish, Biden is not Jewish, etc.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @HammerJack

    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to.

    The ADL wants Tucker Carlson taken off the air. https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/adl-chief-calls-for-fox-news-host-tucker-carlsons-ouster/

    Do you think the ADL suspects Tucker Carlson might harbor dangerous opinions about Jews and is waiting for the right time to make a move? If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate? Is the ADL projecting their own views and going too far in misrepresenting Tucker Carlson?

    In the 1930s, the worst instance of anti-Jewish violence in America was the Christian Front stuff at Madison Square Garden. But are past results guaranteed?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    The ADL has been, since Nathan Perlmutter retired, an obnoxious crew of culture warriors who have it in for all sorts of dissidents.

    , @Jack D
    @anonymous


    If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate?
     
    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like and, while politics makes strange bedfellows, Carlson is not going to be caught in bed with that gang.

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil. Wake me when that happens - it will be right around the time that the Ukrainian Army is encircled in a "cauldron". All the predictions of you 5 cent Nostradamusi aren't worth a plug nickel. You are never right about ANYTHING because you can never get to a correct solution starting from false premises.

    Replies: @anonymous, @anon, @Pat Kittle

  156. anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Jews like Joe Biden and the Clintons. O.K...

    Replies: @J.Ross, @anonymous

    Russia goes down the path of ultranationalism with anger at Jewish foreign policy influence in the 1990s and 2000s leading the US to war with Russia. Russia helps Iran. Iran works on nuclear weapons. Right wing militia groups and individuals get angry about elections and recognize Jewish media influence as the root in making elections unfair. Maybe it’s not good for the Jewish people if the Ukraine War gets escalated by the US? It would create too many problems at once.

    Do you think the risk to Jewish people is worth it to see Russia get weakened? How do you calculate the risks for Jewish people? Or do you not do any calculations, instead running away from the bad scenarios?

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @anonymous

    And if the moon were made of green cheese and Jews farmed the moon then yes lactose-intolerant Jews would get indigestion.

  157. @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    The United States of America is not based George Washington’s farewell address.

     

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn't. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the "Confidence of the Idiot". You have no idea of what you write, but you're too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    But do explain why the founders would support individual rights and freedom from British imperialism but would cheer as Putin tries to eliminate Ukrainian individual rights and balanced government.
     
    We have Jack D to regurgitate propaganda. You're just a dumber, less well-read version of Jack D. When you feel the urge to babble via keyboard, pick up a book. It will be better for everyone involved, including you.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn’t. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the “Confidence of the Idiot”. You have no idea of what you write, but you’re too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    Instead of calling people names why don’t you explain why you think the founders would support an imperial empire that opposes all of the individual rights laid out in the constitution.

    Explain why in the case of Ukraine they would oppose the following:
    1. Balanced government
    2. Free speech
    3. Protection from government intrusion
    3. Voting rights
    4. Gun rights
    5. Business rights
    6. Political rights

    Tell us why the founders would support a war started by a dictator that opposes all those rights. Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.

    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @John Johnson


    Instead of calling people names why don’t you explain why you think the founders would support...
     
    I didn't call you "names", I said you were arrogant and stupid, which you are. The Founders (it should be capitalized) were intelligent and humble enough (your opposite) to know that what happens in some place like Ukraine is none of our concern.

    Tell us why the founders would support

     

    It is not my job to educate you. Your laziness and lack of knowledge is your concern, not mine.

    As I said before, instead of banging away on the internet, revealing to all how little you know about the founding, the Founders, their views, their reasoning, etc you should stop furiously posting and READ. It is always better to be more informed than less.

    Also as I said before, we have Jack D to write the same stuff you do, he just does it better.


    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution.
     
    The fact that you are unable to distinguish "supporting an authoritarian state" from thinking it none of our concern is Exhibit B for your childishness. Children live in a world with "good guys" and "bad guys". Adults understand that thinking Ukraine is of no concern to America is not the same thing as "supporting" Russia.

    the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.
     
    One of the things you will hopefully learn when you begin to educate yourself is that the Constitution (should be capitalized) does not apply to Ukraine or Russia.
    , @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”

    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  158. Anonymous[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn’t. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the “Confidence of the Idiot”. You have no idea of what you write, but you’re too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    Instead of calling people names why don't you explain why you think the founders would support an imperial empire that opposes all of the individual rights laid out in the constitution.

    Explain why in the case of Ukraine they would oppose the following:
    1. Balanced government
    2. Free speech
    3. Protection from government intrusion
    3. Voting rights
    4. Gun rights
    5. Business rights
    6. Political rights

    Tell us why the founders would support a war started by a dictator that opposes all those rights. Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.

    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

    Instead of calling people names why don’t you explain why you think the founders would support…

    I didn’t call you “names”, I said you were arrogant and stupid, which you are. The Founders (it should be capitalized) were intelligent and humble enough (your opposite) to know that what happens in some place like Ukraine is none of our concern.

    Tell us why the founders would support

    It is not my job to educate you. Your laziness and lack of knowledge is your concern, not mine.

    As I said before, instead of banging away on the internet, revealing to all how little you know about the founding, the Founders, their views, their reasoning, etc you should stop furiously posting and READ. It is always better to be more informed than less.

    Also as I said before, we have Jack D to write the same stuff you do, he just does it better.

    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution.

    The fact that you are unable to distinguish “supporting an authoritarian state” from thinking it none of our concern is Exhibit B for your childishness. Children live in a world with “good guys” and “bad guys”. Adults understand that thinking Ukraine is of no concern to America is not the same thing as “supporting” Russia.

    the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.

    One of the things you will hopefully learn when you begin to educate yourself is that the Constitution (should be capitalized) does not apply to Ukraine or Russia.

    • Thanks: Mark G.
  159. @That Would Be Telling
    @Cagey Beast


    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.
     
    That's the literal translation. But like what I'm told is the common curse "F*** your mother!" its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I'm pretty sure was being honest it's more like "Eat shit and die" in American English circa 1990. In any case, it's wasn't exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.

    While I've heard you claim about the cause of Khrushchev being deposed and that it included the Cuban Missile Crisis, which the higher ups may have known a couple of years later included contingent orders to use nuclear weapons at the discretion of submarine captains and their zampolits, and if not for a flotilla commander being in one sub that would have actually happened, Wikipedia credibly claims the gravamen for Brezhnev and company was Khrushchev setting up a parallel system to the party that answered to him, and that was obviously intolerable.

    That fits better with the timeline if you think the Cuban Missile Crisis was a key, although Wikipedia notes Khrushchev spent way too much time outside the country in 1964. We might also note his supposed expertise was in agriculture, how disastrous that was, and the Lysenko wasn't deposed until after Khrushchev was. This was pretty consequential in that the USSR had to import grain from the West, which was all sorts of bad for it and the party.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D

    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.

    That’s the literal translation. But like what I’m told is the common curse “F*** your mother!” its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I’m pretty sure was being honest it’s more like “Eat 💩 and ⚰” in American English circa 1990. In any case, it’s wasn’t exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.

    In other words, it was the Slavic counterpart to…

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  160. @anonymous
    @Jack D


    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to.
     
    The ADL wants Tucker Carlson taken off the air. https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/adl-chief-calls-for-fox-news-host-tucker-carlsons-ouster/

    Do you think the ADL suspects Tucker Carlson might harbor dangerous opinions about Jews and is waiting for the right time to make a move? If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate? Is the ADL projecting their own views and going too far in misrepresenting Tucker Carlson?

    In the 1930s, the worst instance of anti-Jewish violence in America was the Christian Front stuff at Madison Square Garden. But are past results guaranteed?

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    The ADL has been, since Nathan Perlmutter retired, an obnoxious crew of culture warriors who have it in for all sorts of dissidents.

  161. @Jack D
    @anonymous

    I gather that you think that such links would be a good thing, but TBH, your talking points sound like DNC propaganda - anything that show that conservative Republicanism, Putinism, white nationalism and anti-Semitism are all aspects of the same coin gladdens their hearts and ups their donations and vote totals.

    There has always been a small constituency for anti-Semitism in America. In the 1930s, Father Coughlin was as popular then as Tucker Carlson is now. And as you mention, Henry Ford was at one point a big advocate of anti-Semitism. BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic so running your business or your politics on an anti-Semitic platform turns out to be bad business/bad politics and so it is pretty much self-limiting. Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it. Father Coughlin ended up being taken off the air. Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.


    He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.
     
    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said "Jews are the root of many problems in America" those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to. It's perfectly OK and legitimate to speak out against Leftism without bringing Jews into the equation. Leftism is not an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Pelosi is not Jewish, Biden is not Jewish, etc.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @HammerJack

    Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it.

    Dearborn is the most Islamic city in America today. Funny how history unfolds.

    Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.

    The problem is when you go too far in doing so. That makes those of us in the middle start to wonder. The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.

    If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America…”

    Not the root, but too often on the wrong side. It’s a classic fool-or-knave question. The majority of us think “fools”.

    BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic…

    Even the minority of those who are are more than happy to sell guns to Jews. Where else in the world is this true? (Other than arms sales to Israel.)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.
     
    You have this exactly backward. Meir Kahane conceived the insignia of the Jewish Defense League, a fist inside a Star of David, to resemble that of the Black Panther Party, not vice versa.

    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority. Minorities in the US have (sometime) gained equal and even favored treatment, but only after they struggled for it. No one gives you nuthin' without a struggle.

    Gay activists were at one time as vilified in our society as white nationalists are now. They received no sympathy from mainstream politicians and the national press. They were about as popular as (were considered more or less the same as) child molesters are today. And yet somehow they found a way to dig themselves out of that hole and no one dares criticize them in public today. You should be aiming for a day when it is no longer open season on white men too. I don't know how you will get there but it won't be by bending over meekly and just taking the beating.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

  162. @J.Ross
    @International Jew

    Or Sachs, Gopnik, Vindman, Nuland, etc..

    Replies: @International Jew

    I gave you 2½ US Presidents and you come back with some second- and third-string bureaucrats, nice.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @International Jew

    Seriously, does anyone believe that Clintons and Bidens are anything more or less than whores? And that this goes for most presidents in memory?

    If you had to choose, would you rather be a whore or a person who hires whores? So, who hires these whores? Just kidding.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    , @DCThrowback
    @International Jew

    they give you a chance to think independently and man, you not only fumbled the ball at the goal line, you turned around and threw it into your own endzone lolol

  163. @anonymous
    @International Jew

    Russia goes down the path of ultranationalism with anger at Jewish foreign policy influence in the 1990s and 2000s leading the US to war with Russia. Russia helps Iran. Iran works on nuclear weapons. Right wing militia groups and individuals get angry about elections and recognize Jewish media influence as the root in making elections unfair. Maybe it's not good for the Jewish people if the Ukraine War gets escalated by the US? It would create too many problems at once.

    Do you think the risk to Jewish people is worth it to see Russia get weakened? How do you calculate the risks for Jewish people? Or do you not do any calculations, instead running away from the bad scenarios?

    Replies: @International Jew

    And if the moon were made of green cheese and Jews farmed the moon then yes lactose-intolerant Jews would get indigestion.

  164. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it.
     
    Dearborn is the most Islamic city in America today. Funny how history unfolds.

    Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.
     
    The problem is when you go too far in doing so. That makes those of us in the middle start to wonder. The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.

    If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America..."
     
    Not the root, but too often on the wrong side. It's a classic fool-or-knave question. The majority of us think "fools".

    BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic...
     
    Even the minority of those who are are more than happy to sell guns to Jews. Where else in the world is this true? (Other than arms sales to Israel.)

    Replies: @Jack D

    The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.

    You have this exactly backward. Meir Kahane conceived the insignia of the Jewish Defense League, a fist inside a Star of David, to resemble that of the Black Panther Party, not vice versa.

    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority. Minorities in the US have (sometime) gained equal and even favored treatment, but only after they struggled for it. No one gives you nuthin’ without a struggle.

    Gay activists were at one time as vilified in our society as white nationalists are now. They received no sympathy from mainstream politicians and the national press. They were about as popular as (were considered more or less the same as) child molesters are today. And yet somehow they found a way to dig themselves out of that hole and no one dares criticize them in public today. You should be aiming for a day when it is no longer open season on white men too. I don’t know how you will get there but it won’t be by bending over meekly and just taking the beating.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D


    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority.
     
    What advice could you offer White nationalists as to ways they could protect or advance White interests?
    , @Curle
    @Jack D

    “White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority.”

    It’s going to take, at the very least, an combination of judicial victories and legislative victories and at an minimum will require a scaling back of the commerce clause, the fourteenth amendment and the First Amendment (as applied through the 14th amend to states) to allow state, maybe even local, regulation of communications mediums or place conditions on communications media operating inside their jurisdictions. Requiring Facebook to get an state license to operate in state X would be an great step forward. Reclaiming local control over pornography would be another.

    Replies: @Jack D

  165. @Peter Akuleyev
    @anonymous

    Russia is an orthodox Christian country with traditional social values

    Ha! Russia demonstrates Christian values the same way the very church going African-American community does - through rampant immorality, abortions, illegitimate children and drug abuse. How stupid do you have to be to post such utter nonsense? The most religious people in Russia belong to the rapidly growing Muslim population. “Christian country” - what a joke.

    Replies: @Inverness, @Legba, @Abe, @Anonymous, @Bardon Kaldian, @Curle

    Because Jesus only ministered to Saints?

  166. @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    You said the founders would support Ukraine. No, they wouldn’t. If not Washington, read John Adams. You have what is referred to as the “Confidence of the Idiot”. You have no idea of what you write, but you’re too arrogant and stupid to know it.

    Instead of calling people names why don't you explain why you think the founders would support an imperial empire that opposes all of the individual rights laid out in the constitution.

    Explain why in the case of Ukraine they would oppose the following:
    1. Balanced government
    2. Free speech
    3. Protection from government intrusion
    3. Voting rights
    4. Gun rights
    5. Business rights
    6. Political rights

    Tell us why the founders would support a war started by a dictator that opposes all those rights. Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.

    Or just run away as another anonymous poster that lashes out over your cognitive dissonance from supporting an authoritarian state while also trying to believe in the principles of the constitution. Seems to be a very common condition here. Free speech for me but not for thee and thine Russian subjects.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”

    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Curle


    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”
     
    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    Oh have I? Are you suggesting that none of the founding fathers as presidents took part in a war outside of US territory? Or helped finance one side of a foreign conflict?

    Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson's support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison's presidency.

    Replies: @Curle

  167. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    "Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?"
    Neither the Putin fanbois nor the "current thing" Ukrainistas mention this since it destroys their narrative.
    Take a look at the orthodox Christians in Ukraine.
    Some time after Ukraine became independent, the orthodox church in Ukraine split.
    The general pattern in orthodox churches is that each country has its own church.
    (When Eritrea become independent of Ethiopia, the churches split too.)
    So some time after Ukraine was a going thing as an independent country, some in the Ukrainian church decided they should follow the normal policy and run their own church instead of following the church of a now foreign country (Russia).
    But some wanted to stick with the Russian Orthodox Church.
    So they split.
    But here's the kicker:
    The prelate of the Russian Orthodox Church is a bitchboy for Putin who supports the violent conquest of the lands of his own religious charges.
    So the "PRO-RUSSIA" orthodox church in Ukraine finally decided enough is enough and broke free.
    These are the Ukrainians probably LEAST likely to support the globalist aspirations for Ukraine.
    But they still utterly reject Putin's war of aggression.
    War is a bitch, and just causes can often be found on both sides, but it is still a bitch.

    Replies: @Curle

    “Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?”

    The people you refer to aren’t Putinists. They are AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Curle

    Ok, then why don't the AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars ever mention that Ukraine is a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Curle

  168. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Church attendance does not really tell you much about a country. The three countries with the highest rate of church attendance are Nigeria, Zambia and Haiti, where 85%+ of all Christians attend church at least once per week.

    In the US this % is 47% (BTW by far the highest of any Western nation - in Denmark (which is not exactly a hellhole), it's 3%) , in "unChristian" (I guess) Ukraine it is 19% and in "Christian" Russia it is... wait for it

    it is...8%. Most of this 8% consists of babushkas. Once their husbands kick off (Russian men don't last long, what with all the vodka) they go to church a lot to hang out with their fellow babushkas.

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

    The part that I don't get is how Russia counts as a "Christian" country but somehow Ukraine doesn't? Why don't the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Getaclue, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Anonymous

    Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Because politically and ideologically Ukrainians are allied with the Anti-White West pushing the Great Replacement, mockery of Christianity, spread of LGBTQ, BLM riots, and support for Israel’s use of ISIS to attack Syria.

    While many Ukrainians may be nice white Christians and nationalists, the fact is the majority of them chose to support a globalist Zionist like Zelensky who is surrounded by globo oligarchs whose ultimate agenda is to destroy nations like Hungary and turn Ukraine into another Sweden or UK(a cucked country if there ever was one).

    So, being ‘white christian’ isn’t good enough. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are white and Christian but worked with anti-white and anti-Christian forces.

    Not good enough that you’re white and Christian. You must support policies and agendas that are pro-white and pro-Christian. That hasn’t been the case of Ukraine at least since 2014 with Nuland coup.

    A true white Christian must be like Jack D who is Jewish and pro-Jewish(even at the expense of whites). Whites must be the same way. They must support policies and leaders who are pro-white and pro-Christian.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    Not good enough that you’re white and Christian. You must support policies and agendas that are pro-white and pro-Christian. That hasn’t been the case of Ukraine at least since 2014 with Nuland coup.

    Why would tossing a corrupt president be anti-White or anti-Christian? He had protestors shot and his corruption was obscene. He never denied working for Moscow and has since fled there.

    Well that is treason. Should presidents that are convicted of treason be allowed to finish their terms? If Biden were to be convicted of corruption via the Hunter laptop data would you demand that he stay in office? I would certainly want him out. Is that an anti-White position?

    You know what isn't pro-White or pro-Christian? Bombing White families into pieces. Sending off husbands to the front.

    Russia had a declining White population and Putin has killed over 70k White Russian men.

    This idea of Russia being a healthy alternative to the West is pure delusion. The White population of Russia has been in demographic decline since 1991 while the Muslim population continues to expand. Do you deny that? Do you deny that Russia has Europe's largest Muslim population along with on-demand abortion in the (White) cities? Russia in fact has the highest abortion rate in Europe. Can provide a source if you would like. Oh did Tucker never mention any of that?

    Under the Russian model we lose all of our rights (free speech, voting rights, legal rights, business rights, gun rights) in exchange for....(drumroll).... a declining White population and the highest abortion rate in Europe. DERP WHAT A DEAL.

    That's a horrible trade off. We lose websites like this one and put our faith in a little dictator who won't even man up and call it a war. Criticizing the government becomes illegal and even posting online will get a knock at the door from the FSB.

    But more importantly the attempt by Russia to eliminate Ukraine has failed. They don't have the resources so over 200k Whites will be dead and at best Putin can get some land he didn't need. NATO will expand further than anyone ever imagined in January and everyone gets high energy prices. DERP DERP TAKE THAT SOROS.

    Talk about a confederacy of dunces.

  169. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.
     
    You have this exactly backward. Meir Kahane conceived the insignia of the Jewish Defense League, a fist inside a Star of David, to resemble that of the Black Panther Party, not vice versa.

    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority. Minorities in the US have (sometime) gained equal and even favored treatment, but only after they struggled for it. No one gives you nuthin' without a struggle.

    Gay activists were at one time as vilified in our society as white nationalists are now. They received no sympathy from mainstream politicians and the national press. They were about as popular as (were considered more or less the same as) child molesters are today. And yet somehow they found a way to dig themselves out of that hole and no one dares criticize them in public today. You should be aiming for a day when it is no longer open season on white men too. I don't know how you will get there but it won't be by bending over meekly and just taking the beating.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority.

    What advice could you offer White nationalists as to ways they could protect or advance White interests?

  170. @That Would Be Telling
    @Cagey Beast


    Yes, Khrushchev’s phrase “we will bury you” meant “we will outlast you and attend your funeral”.
     
    That's the literal translation. But like what I'm told is the common curse "F*** your mother!" its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I'm pretty sure was being honest it's more like "Eat shit and die" in American English circa 1990. In any case, it's wasn't exactly diplomatic, nor was Khrushchev in general.

    While I've heard you claim about the cause of Khrushchev being deposed and that it included the Cuban Missile Crisis, which the higher ups may have known a couple of years later included contingent orders to use nuclear weapons at the discretion of submarine captains and their zampolits, and if not for a flotilla commander being in one sub that would have actually happened, Wikipedia credibly claims the gravamen for Brezhnev and company was Khrushchev setting up a parallel system to the party that answered to him, and that was obviously intolerable.

    That fits better with the timeline if you think the Cuban Missile Crisis was a key, although Wikipedia notes Khrushchev spent way too much time outside the country in 1964. We might also note his supposed expertise was in agriculture, how disastrous that was, and the Lysenko wasn't deposed until after Khrushchev was. This was pretty consequential in that the USSR had to import grain from the West, which was all sorts of bad for it and the party.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D

    But like what I’m told is the common curse “F*** your mother!” its colloquial meaning is different, here I was told by a (((Refusnick))) who I’m pretty sure was being honest it’s more like “Eat shit and die” in American English circa 1990.

    Russia is rich in curses but I think the one he is thinking of is “Иди к ебене матери!” [ Idi k yebene materi!] which means literally “Go to your f’ing [or f’ed] mother”, or more or less, “get the f– out of here, bug off”.

    This curse made it into Yiddish (and into modern Hebrew) in distorted form as ” “Geh’ [go in Yiddish] kerbenye matri”. This was fairly mild in Yiddish (for example my mother would say this to me occasionally when I was a kid not as an expression of deep anger but merely annoyance) . I’m not sure (in fact I doubt) that most Yiddish speakers (at least in Poland where Russian was not spoken widely) even knew what it literally meant.

  171. @Curle
    @Anonymous

    “Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?”

    The people you refer to aren’t Putinists. They are AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Ok, then why don’t the AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars ever mention that Ukraine is a white Christian country too?

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Jack D

    My guess is they don’t think it matters since their opposition is to foreign wars. And to those that do think it matters they don’t think the White Christians in Ukraine are advancing the interests of Christians generally any more than they think White Christians in Congress are advancing Christian interests generally by voting $$ to Ukraine.

  172. @Dvnjbbgc
    @Bill Jones

    Nonsense. Crime is often more complicated than a reading of “Encyclopedia Brown” might lead you to believe.

    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed...

    Replies: @Muggles

    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed…

    Okay Sherlock, but you leave us hanging.

    Is hippie dip left or right handed?

    (Also your premise is that a right handed person can’t swing a hammer with their left hand. Uhhh..)

    However, if the herd is going to solve this unfathomable mystery, we all have to chip in.

    I’m still waiting for the cop body cam footage and radio/phone chatter from the cops.

    Also hippie dip’s police record, if any. Actual photos of break in area (no glass outside…).

    Who was the mysterious door opener? Did cops just invent that person? How did cops get inside home?

    Why didn’t the dog bark at the intruder? (What, no dog!)

    Why didn’t Paul P just tell hippie dip that “Nancy is downstairs in the kitchen”? That would have him leave, would it not?

    Why does hippie dip have no attorney yet? Doesn’t every SF zombie get one of those before arraignment?

    Where is Paul P’s “Help I’ve Fallen And Can’t Get Up” necklace button? Doesn’t every 82 YO have one when living alone? (Xmas gift idea, Nancy…)

    And as others have asked, how did hippie dip find and get to Paul P’s (and Nancy’s) abode? Uber, taxi, bus, streetcar, BART, bike, walk?

    Isn’t Berkeley a long way across a big bridge or via BART? Where is the footage of him for that?

    Why has hippie dip made no statement via lawyer? Or relative? Or friend? Is he in Guantanamo already?

    What does his voter registration say about him? Social media accounts?

    Some mysterious website allegedly showing Q-Anon and conspiracy ramblings, per Tucker Carlson, suddenly popped up with content on the day of or after the attack. Claimed to be from hippie dip. Who did that? Why?

    Who is that mysterious “left handed” hammerer? What brand of hammer? Did perp carry that with him? Where was it acquired/purchased?

    Did hippie dip have a valid California Hammer Permit?

    So many questions….

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Muggles

    These are all great questions but I'm pretty sure most of them will be answered in due course. The prosecution does not usually release this kind of information to the public before trial.

    82 ain't what it used to be. Pelosi looks pretty good for his age and is not the kind of guy who would need an "I've fallen and I can't get up" button.

    Frankly I don't understand why Pelosi didn't have a working security alarm system or did not activate it. Maybe because he and Nancy usually travel together and Nancy has a complete security detail consisting of four very large former cornerbacks following her every step NSEW 24/7. I want to see Mr. Hammer Hippie get past this defensive line.

    https://www.politico.com/dims4/default/88d7d99/2147483647/strip/true/crop/3019x2012+0+0/resize/1920x1280!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2Fe9%2F43%2F61f42dae48efa0806489dfcb9014%2Felection-2022-congress-30465.jpg

    The FBI affidavit is worth reading for a curious person such as yourself:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/paul-pelosi-attack-mentally-ill-suspect-previously-lived-jailed-nudist-lover-thought-jesus

  173. @anonymous
    @Jack D


    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to.
     
    The ADL wants Tucker Carlson taken off the air. https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/adl-chief-calls-for-fox-news-host-tucker-carlsons-ouster/

    Do you think the ADL suspects Tucker Carlson might harbor dangerous opinions about Jews and is waiting for the right time to make a move? If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate? Is the ADL projecting their own views and going too far in misrepresenting Tucker Carlson?

    In the 1930s, the worst instance of anti-Jewish violence in America was the Christian Front stuff at Madison Square Garden. But are past results guaranteed?

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate?

    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like and, while politics makes strange bedfellows, Carlson is not going to be caught in bed with that gang.

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil. Wake me when that happens – it will be right around the time that the Ukrainian Army is encircled in a “cauldron”. All the predictions of you 5 cent Nostradamusi aren’t worth a plug nickel. You are never right about ANYTHING because you can never get to a correct solution starting from false premises.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Jack D


    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like
     
    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/2022-02-26/ty-article/.premium/republican-lawmakers-attend-conference-held-by-holocaust-revisionist/0000017f-f7ef-d2d5-a9ff-f7efb5b10000

    Paul Gosar and MTG spoke at the Nick Fuentes conference. Nick Fuentes sends his supporters to conservative events to ask the speaker about the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Antisemitism is at the heart of the Nick Fuentes agenda to stir up "young white men". MTG is a leading proponent of "Christian nationalism".

    I think you are deliberately not facing up to the risks ahead for Jewish people. You talk about a Muslim woman that 90% of America following politics loathes. However, you do not even what to think about the two representatives who probably speak to 50% of America and their actions. White people who are Christians are about 50% of the US. I notice another user International Jew is also out of touch with reality because his last post was hard to make sense of toddler speak. "...moon was made of green cheese" You both are pretending real threats don't exist. If the Jewish people face multiple threats at once it will lead to disaster for Jewish people and Israel.

    1. Russia becomes an antisemitic nation as part of state ideology
    2. White members of Congress become openly anti-Jewish influence and Tucker Carlson speaks out about the Jewish media
    3. Iran with the military aid of Russia decides to attack Israel and make more progress on nukes.

    Maybe you should think about the triple scenario more seriously. If you did then I'm sure you will understand it is sensible to tell other Jews escalating the war against Russia is not in the Jewish interest even if it means getting revenge for the past.
    , @anon
    @Jack D


    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil.
     
    Would it be good for White Americans if jewish influence were more limited?
    , @Pat Kittle
    @Jack D

    You were asked a revealing question:


    Would it be good for White Americans if jewish influence were more limited?
    -- (https://www.unz.com/isteve/mike-judges-beavis-and-butt-head/#comment-5636558)
     
    Well, would it?
  174. @Jack D
    @Curle

    Ok, then why don't the AMERICANS with an understanding of things that ARE NOT in America’s interests including unnecessary foreign wars ever mention that Ukraine is a white Christian country too?

    Replies: @Curle

    My guess is they don’t think it matters since their opposition is to foreign wars. And to those that do think it matters they don’t think the White Christians in Ukraine are advancing the interests of Christians generally any more than they think White Christians in Congress are advancing Christian interests generally by voting $$ to Ukraine.

  175. @Jack D
    @Inverness

    Not that many decades. In the Cold War, the canard was that Jews (e.g. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) LOVE Russia - any stick to beat a dog.

    I think Jewish animosity toward Russia has little to do with the current situation in Ukraine but in general exists as a reaction to Russian animosity toward Jews. When the Russian regime takes repressive actions against Jews (the Czarist period, the late Soviet period) then Jews (to the extent that Jews speak with one voice, which is never) oppose it. When the Russian regime is friendly toward the Jews (the early Soviet period [Early Communism was opposed to religion in general but welcoming to Jews who adopted their new religion], the early Putin period, Jews are friendly toward it. This is completely rational and has nothing to do with some visceral hatred of Russians in general.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    OK, look, I gotta chime in on this one. I’m talking about the Jews in America here at the time, Jack, for whom it was mostly about Communism, plain and simple. It wasn’t by any means all of them (as I’m sure you can attest to regarding your Dad), but a much bigger than average proportion of the Jews that came over from certain parts in the high immigration years had major Communist sympathies. OK, to be blunt, lots of them were Commies.

    Therefore, when that short-lived Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Soviet Russia and Germany was signed in August of 1939, the politically active Jews in America wanted us to STAND DOWN. No use for war, right? What is it good for, absolutely nuthin’. What that was about was that they cared, above all else, for Soviet Russia to do well.

    When Germany implemented Operation Barbarossa in June of ’41, these same people did a flip-flop that would put the most duplicitous politician to shame. All of a sudden, they HATED Germany, with some good reason, but they had suppressed it all for almost 2 years. Then, what was war good for, absolutely everything. Say it again…

    I don’t understand why, but that crowd supported Communism throughout the world. What the hell was wrong in their heads, Jack?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I agree with you but how does this square with the American Putinist's notion that Jews have an ancestral hatred for Russia?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  176. @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus


    Then maybe you should focus on looking inward at your own conduct, as well as those in your echo chamber, if French’s hypocrisy bothers you so much.
     
    Maybe you should focus on f**king off, you tiresome clown.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Lol, you’re the queen of get off my lawn.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus

    And - as usual - nobody agrees with you or speaks up in your defense.

    That's because they all despise you.

  177. @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”

    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”

    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    Oh have I? Are you suggesting that none of the founding fathers as presidents took part in a war outside of US territory? Or helped finance one side of a foreign conflict?

    Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”

    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    You’ve got an disorganized stew of facts and actors and outcomes running around in your brain. Best if spend more time yourself sorting it out in advance.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  178. @Oscar Peterson
    @anonymous

    The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry--tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.

    The Jews are plenty good at getting Christians at each other's throats. I wouldn't expect them to stop doing it now.

    Replies: @Curle

    “The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry–tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.”

    Doubtful that many occurred on the scale described. Solzhenitsyn says wild exaggeration was the rule not the exception.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Curle

    This is the essence of bad faith pleading - we see the same thing being applied to whites now. X is not really happening but if it is, you mf'ers deserve it.

  179. @John Johnson
    @Curle


    “Explain why they would support those rights for the colonies against British imperialism but not in the case of Ukraine against Russia.”
     
    You’ve made an category error. The topic is military involvement. They opposed American involvement in foreign wars which means you created an category of political debate outside their scope of their consideration, an pro-American European war.

    Oh have I? Are you suggesting that none of the founding fathers as presidents took part in a war outside of US territory? Or helped finance one side of a foreign conflict?

    Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson's support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison's presidency.

    Replies: @Curle

    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”

    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    You’ve got an disorganized stew of facts and actors and outcomes running around in your brain. Best if spend more time yourself sorting it out in advance.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Curle


    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”
     
    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    No I'm talking about his Louisiana purchase which was a sweetheart deal and an insult to European powers. Not at all a neutral move. In fact it was deeply insulting to many US politicians that advocated neutrality at the time. Spain especially was incensed by the purchase. Jefferson knew full well that it would fund Napoelan's war against the British.

    Jefferson supported Napolean and his new France for ideological reasons. He viewed France as a natural ally against imperial powers. The existence of the French Republic was still at risk during the presidency of Jefferson.

    Jefferson wanted to further finance France but was stopped by Congress.

    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?

    Replies: @Curle, @Cagey Beast

  180. That the new B and B-H is even funnier to me than the old one strikes me as notable since my memory from about 1994 is that true happiness is coming home to the wife and kids from 10.5 hours on the job working on an Excel spreadsheet and zonking out to Beavis and Butt-Head.

    I was going to watch a horror movie with the wife for Halloween but wasn’t in the mood because of the war and watched one of the new episodes instead.

    We watched the river episode and it really cracked me up. Also liked the one with the bears.

    My favorite B&B episodes are the one with the glasses and butt is it art? They go to an art museum and break a modern art exhibit but no one notices. In fact the hippie liberal teacher tells the class that all the pieces are in the correct order to convey a specific meaning.

    I actually went on a field trip to a modern art museum where the teacher was worried about us messing with what looked like a pile of stuff from a garage sale. At the time I assumed modern art had some type of adult legitimacy but now I think it is just a bunch of bullshit.

    I have a B&B dvd somewhere that has the music videos cut out. That is the best way to watch them. The crap they are watching in the new episodes are pretty funny though. Basically bottom of the barrel pop culture.

  181. @Muggles
    @Dvnjbbgc


    Oh, uh, one more thing. Pelosi’s injuries prove that the assailant was left handed…
     
    Okay Sherlock, but you leave us hanging.

    Is hippie dip left or right handed?

    (Also your premise is that a right handed person can't swing a hammer with their left hand. Uhhh..)

    However, if the herd is going to solve this unfathomable mystery, we all have to chip in.

    I'm still waiting for the cop body cam footage and radio/phone chatter from the cops.

    Also hippie dip's police record, if any. Actual photos of break in area (no glass outside...).

    Who was the mysterious door opener? Did cops just invent that person? How did cops get inside home?

    Why didn't the dog bark at the intruder? (What, no dog!)

    Why didn't Paul P just tell hippie dip that "Nancy is downstairs in the kitchen"? That would have him leave, would it not?

    Why does hippie dip have no attorney yet? Doesn't every SF zombie get one of those before arraignment?

    Where is Paul P's "Help I've Fallen And Can't Get Up" necklace button? Doesn't every 82 YO have one when living alone? (Xmas gift idea, Nancy...)

    And as others have asked, how did hippie dip find and get to Paul P's (and Nancy's) abode? Uber, taxi, bus, streetcar, BART, bike, walk?

    Isn't Berkeley a long way across a big bridge or via BART? Where is the footage of him for that?

    Why has hippie dip made no statement via lawyer? Or relative? Or friend? Is he in Guantanamo already?

    What does his voter registration say about him? Social media accounts?

    Some mysterious website allegedly showing Q-Anon and conspiracy ramblings, per Tucker Carlson, suddenly popped up with content on the day of or after the attack. Claimed to be from hippie dip. Who did that? Why?

    Who is that mysterious "left handed" hammerer? What brand of hammer? Did perp carry that with him? Where was it acquired/purchased?

    Did hippie dip have a valid California Hammer Permit?

    So many questions....

    Replies: @Jack D

    These are all great questions but I’m pretty sure most of them will be answered in due course. The prosecution does not usually release this kind of information to the public before trial.

    82 ain’t what it used to be. Pelosi looks pretty good for his age and is not the kind of guy who would need an “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” button.

    Frankly I don’t understand why Pelosi didn’t have a working security alarm system or did not activate it. Maybe because he and Nancy usually travel together and Nancy has a complete security detail consisting of four very large former cornerbacks following her every step NSEW 24/7. I want to see Mr. Hammer Hippie get past this defensive line.

    The FBI affidavit is worth reading for a curious person such as yourself:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/paul-pelosi-attack-mentally-ill-suspect-previously-lived-jailed-nudist-lover-thought-jesus

  182. @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”

    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    You’ve got an disorganized stew of facts and actors and outcomes running around in your brain. Best if spend more time yourself sorting it out in advance.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”

    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    No I’m talking about his Louisiana purchase which was a sweetheart deal and an insult to European powers. Not at all a neutral move. In fact it was deeply insulting to many US politicians that advocated neutrality at the time. Spain especially was incensed by the purchase. Jefferson knew full well that it would fund Napoelan’s war against the British.

    Jefferson supported Napolean and his new France for ideological reasons. He viewed France as a natural ally against imperial powers. The existence of the French Republic was still at risk during the presidency of Jefferson.

    Jefferson wanted to further finance France but was stopped by Congress.

    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?

    • Replies: @Curle
    @John Johnson

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars. You need to put an harness on your overactive imagination.

    You’ve moved the goal posts far from official US military involvement in foreign wars to, I assume, conjure into existence an founding era tradition of US involvement in foreign wars where the US wasn’t defending explicit US interests so you can legitimize this country’s more recent history of doing otherwise.

    You do understand, do you not, that US participation in foreign wars is not determined by government elements that failed internally to make such efforts official policy?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson


    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?
     
    You could argue Madison was the Putin of his day. He's was supporting separatists in a neighbouring country as part of a campaign to dislodge an imperial power from his sphere of influence. As with Madison, this project eventually became a war to correct international boundaries set in place by a treaty 30-some years earlier.
  183. @Jack D
    @anonymous

    I gather that you think that such links would be a good thing, but TBH, your talking points sound like DNC propaganda - anything that show that conservative Republicanism, Putinism, white nationalism and anti-Semitism are all aspects of the same coin gladdens their hearts and ups their donations and vote totals.

    There has always been a small constituency for anti-Semitism in America. In the 1930s, Father Coughlin was as popular then as Tucker Carlson is now. And as you mention, Henry Ford was at one point a big advocate of anti-Semitism. BUT, the majority of Americans are not anti-Semitic so running your business or your politics on an anti-Semitic platform turns out to be bad business/bad politics and so it is pretty much self-limiting. Ford ended up ditching the Dearborn Independent and disavowing what was written in it. Father Coughlin ended up being taken off the air. Anti-Semites say this is because Jews push back against anyone who tries this, like Kanye West. You are damn right that we do.


    He sees Jews in Washington like Raskin as the World War T aggressors. Tucker Carlson also believes Jews are the root of many other problems in America.
     
    I think that you are misrepresenting his views and are projecting you own views onto him. If Tucker Carlson ever said "Jews are the root of many problems in America" those would be the last words that he spoke on the air. Tucker is way too smart to every say those words, nor does he need to. It's perfectly OK and legitimate to speak out against Leftism without bringing Jews into the equation. Leftism is not an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Pelosi is not Jewish, Biden is not Jewish, etc.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Reg Cæsar, @HammerJack

    If Tucker Carlson ever said “Jews are the root of many problems in America” those would be the last words that he spoke on the air.

    Well you’re definitely right about that.

  184. @International Jew
    @J.Ross

    I gave you 2½ US Presidents and you come back with some second- and third-string bureaucrats, nice.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @DCThrowback

    Seriously, does anyone believe that Clintons and Bidens are anything more or less than whores? And that this goes for most presidents in memory?

    If you had to choose, would you rather be a whore or a person who hires whores? So, who hires these whores? Just kidding.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @HammerJack


    Seriously, does anyone believe that Clintons and Bidens are anything more or less than whores? And that this goes for most presidents in memory?
     
    At one level perhaps, but take it too far and it denies them agency. Which I even doubt for "Biden" as in the system which is behind the doddering old man.

    Ultimately they in theory and often in practice have a lot of power. Even Trump, when the without depth to take casualties like a military unit Secret Service was getting chewed up during the 2020 summer of love, the military mutinied but Barr came up with a solution to prevent our own color revolution plus "a constitutional crisis." There were plenty of paramilitary units like the Border Patrol that could and were brought in to defend the physical White House etc. That's real power, growing "out of the barrel of a gun."

    And always remember our Deep State is riven by factions, why as of Obama Russia observed the US was "non-agreement capable."
  185. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar


    The laser focus on targets can interpreted as the wielding of immense power when it works so effectively. Blacks and other groups have picked up this strategy.
     
    You have this exactly backward. Meir Kahane conceived the insignia of the Jewish Defense League, a fist inside a Star of David, to resemble that of the Black Panther Party, not vice versa.

    White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority. Minorities in the US have (sometime) gained equal and even favored treatment, but only after they struggled for it. No one gives you nuthin' without a struggle.

    Gay activists were at one time as vilified in our society as white nationalists are now. They received no sympathy from mainstream politicians and the national press. They were about as popular as (were considered more or less the same as) child molesters are today. And yet somehow they found a way to dig themselves out of that hole and no one dares criticize them in public today. You should be aiming for a day when it is no longer open season on white men too. I don't know how you will get there but it won't be by bending over meekly and just taking the beating.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Curle

    “White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority.”

    It’s going to take, at the very least, an combination of judicial victories and legislative victories and at an minimum will require a scaling back of the commerce clause, the fourteenth amendment and the First Amendment (as applied through the 14th amend to states) to allow state, maybe even local, regulation of communications mediums or place conditions on communications media operating inside their jurisdictions. Requiring Facebook to get an state license to operate in state X would be an great step forward. Reclaiming local control over pornography would be another.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Curle

    How did gays accomplish this without doing away with the commerce clause, the fourteenth amendment and the First Amendment not to mention a bunch of other stuff? You might as well say "not happening" because the amount of Constitutional reform that you posit as a predicate is not feasible. The Bill of Rights is as close as we get to holy scripture and no one is ever going to touch a word of it.

  186. @John Johnson
    @Curle


    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”
     
    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    No I'm talking about his Louisiana purchase which was a sweetheart deal and an insult to European powers. Not at all a neutral move. In fact it was deeply insulting to many US politicians that advocated neutrality at the time. Spain especially was incensed by the purchase. Jefferson knew full well that it would fund Napoelan's war against the British.

    Jefferson supported Napolean and his new France for ideological reasons. He viewed France as a natural ally against imperial powers. The existence of the French Republic was still at risk during the presidency of Jefferson.

    Jefferson wanted to further finance France but was stopped by Congress.

    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?

    Replies: @Curle, @Cagey Beast

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars. You need to put an harness on your overactive imagination.

    You’ve moved the goal posts far from official US military involvement in foreign wars to, I assume, conjure into existence an founding era tradition of US involvement in foreign wars where the US wasn’t defending explicit US interests so you can legitimize this country’s more recent history of doing otherwise.

    You do understand, do you not, that US participation in foreign wars is not determined by government elements that failed internally to make such efforts official policy?

    • Thanks: Mark G.
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Curle

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars.

    We aren't fighting a foreign war. We are helping fund one.

    Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.

    Napolean sold the American territory to fund his European war. Jefferson knew where the money was going and wanted to help him further. It was a sweetheart deal with war funding in mind.

    Do we need to go ahead and discuss the war of 1812?

    This idea that the founders sat on their hands and never took sides in foreign conflicts is libertarian fantasy.

    Replies: @Curle

  187. Butthead bears a striking resemblance to Al Gore, while Joe Biden bears a striking resemblance to Beavis doing his Cornholio schtick.

  188. @Corvinus
    @Mr. Anon

    Lol, you’re the queen of get off my lawn.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    And – as usual – nobody agrees with you or speaks up in your defense.

    That’s because they all despise you.

  189. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @David In TN
    @Jack D

    The apologias for the Soviet Union in the latter stages of the Cold War by liberals were numerous. When they did something bad it was the "hard-liners" in the Kremlin. And "We have hard-liners too."

    Writing about the Cuban Missile Crisis it was, "Khrushschev had to deal with his hard-liners, just as JFK did."

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Anonymous

    Khrushschev was actually overthrown by his ‘hardliners’. Yes they existed. They blamed him for the Hungarian uprising, for the U-2 overflights, for the quarrel with China, and a multitude of other problems. Cuba and Berlin silenced them for a time, but the failure of K’s agricultural projects (supposedly his area of expertise) caused them to finally move against him.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    Khrush was overthrown by stabilizers, not quite hardliners. The problem was less ideology than volatility. Khrush swung from one extreme to another, making things unstable and unpredictable within and outside the communist sphere. Sometimes, he seemed overly comprising, other times downright belligerent. He was an ill-educated man who acted on instinct.

    The men who overthrew him were not hardline Stalinists or even hardline communists. They were part of the machine and wanted it to run smoothly.

    Khrush could have used a drink as much as Yeltsin could have staved off the bottle. Khrush didn't drink and smoke and was a bundle of energy and took things too seriously and personally. In contrast, Yeltsin was so drunk that he hardly knew what was happening. So, just like a more stable government took over from Khrush, the deep state wanted Putin to bring order to the chaos under Yeltsin. One thing Khrush and Yeltsin had in common was a kind of bumpkin-like crudeness.

    Surveying Russian history, Stalin was utterly monstrous but succeeded in his goals of turning Russia into a superpower.
    Khrush gave Soviet Union a human face but also a clownish one, and he had to go.
    What followed was stability but slow death in the dearth of new ideas and enterprise.
    Gorbachev tried to reform the system. Unlike Khrush, he had an even temperament, was well-educated, even intellectual, and personable with Western leaders. But he got over his head as he had no idea how deeply entrenched the problems were.

    Most Russians were happy to see him go in hope of either return to stability(not much but better than uncertainty) or chance at real growth(western-style capitalism as promised by Yeltsin). In the 90s, what they got was neither stability nor growth but a new kind of horror, which begin to end only with Putin's rise.

    Given all the failures and disappointments since the death of Stalin(monstrous, murderous but effective), the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.

    Replies: @Jack D

  190. @Curle
    @Jack D

    “White nationalists need to find a way to legitimize themselves while standing up for white interests in a country in which they are about to become a minority.”

    It’s going to take, at the very least, an combination of judicial victories and legislative victories and at an minimum will require a scaling back of the commerce clause, the fourteenth amendment and the First Amendment (as applied through the 14th amend to states) to allow state, maybe even local, regulation of communications mediums or place conditions on communications media operating inside their jurisdictions. Requiring Facebook to get an state license to operate in state X would be an great step forward. Reclaiming local control over pornography would be another.

    Replies: @Jack D

    How did gays accomplish this without doing away with the commerce clause, the fourteenth amendment and the First Amendment not to mention a bunch of other stuff? You might as well say “not happening” because the amount of Constitutional reform that you posit as a predicate is not feasible. The Bill of Rights is as close as we get to holy scripture and no one is ever going to touch a word of it.

  191. @Curle
    @Oscar Peterson

    “The pogroms were revenge for the centuries of Jewish exploitation of Eastern European peasantry–tax farming, rent extraction, alcohol monopolies.”

    Doubtful that many occurred on the scale described. Solzhenitsyn says wild exaggeration was the rule not the exception.

    Replies: @Jack D

    This is the essence of bad faith pleading – we see the same thing being applied to whites now. X is not really happening but if it is, you mf’ers deserve it.

  192. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    OK, look, I gotta chime in on this one. I'm talking about the Jews in America here at the time, Jack, for whom it was mostly about Communism, plain and simple. It wasn't by any means all of them (as I'm sure you can attest to regarding your Dad), but a much bigger than average proportion of the Jews that came over from certain parts in the high immigration years had major Communist sympathies. OK, to be blunt, lots of them were Commies.

    Therefore, when that short-lived Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Soviet Russia and Germany was signed in August of 1939, the politically active Jews in America wanted us to STAND DOWN. No use for war, right? What is it good for, absolutely nuthin'. What that was about was that they cared, above all else, for Soviet Russia to do well.

    When Germany implemented Operation Barbarossa in June of '41, these same people did a flip-flop that would put the most duplicitous politician to shame. All of a sudden, they HATED Germany, with some good reason, but they had suppressed it all for almost 2 years. Then, what was war good for, absolutely everything. Say it again...

    I don't understand why, but that crowd supported Communism throughout the world. What the hell was wrong in their heads, Jack?

    Replies: @Jack D

    I agree with you but how does this square with the American Putinist’s notion that Jews have an ancestral hatred for Russia?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    That's a good question, Jack, with a number of speculative answers I've got. I'll just wait until you guys get into this thing again on a newer thread.

  193. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:
    @Inverness
    @Bill Jones

    As annoying as conspiracy theories tend to be (especially the ones which come out right after an event) I have to admit that there are a ton of strange questions about this event. Who was the third person in the house? Why are the authorities so cagey about that?

    Why are there no burglar alarms in the most expensive neighbourhood in the most expensive city in America? Why no security footage, from the neighbours at least?

    Also, if the guy was in his underwear, how did he hide the right wing manifestos on his person? Or was he holding them in his one hand, hammer in the other? I'd pay to see that.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police (you know, the guys who opened the doors for the Jan. 6 protesters and waved them in, no metal detectors needed) and who’s in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi. Gay sex romp gone wrong is looking pretty likely to this observer.

    @SunBakedSurburb:

    Surely it’s “TP for my bunghole?”? but thanks for the look inside your head.

    Also the fact that that poor woman had to ride 40 hrs on a train to travel 850 air miles to get to Almaty instead of taking a less than 3 hour flight is sad.

    Air miles in a train? Even if a train flies slowly the fact that it flies at all suggests that the Russians are ahead of us in this area.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Anonymous


    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police [Jan 6 antics] and who’s in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi.
     
    Latest tidbit I came across is "U.S. Capitol Police had live video feed at Pelosi home but didn't notice break-in: Sources." The reporting is contradictory, but it credibly claims there was a video feed in? the house that was in theory being monitored by a Capital police officer which doesn't require a field office, although I can imagine Pelosi insisting on one for herself (see her abuse of military VIP jet planes).

    Of course things are going to be ... problematic if our suspicious about Paul Pelosi's sexual habits are correct, especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and "ultra-MAGA Republican extremists" instead of letting it fade into obscurity like when Harry Reid as best we can guess was brutally beaten up by his brother.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

  194. Anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @David In TN

    Khrushschev was actually overthrown by his 'hardliners'. Yes they existed. They blamed him for the Hungarian uprising, for the U-2 overflights, for the quarrel with China, and a multitude of other problems. Cuba and Berlin silenced them for a time, but the failure of K's agricultural projects (supposedly his area of expertise) caused them to finally move against him.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Khrush was overthrown by stabilizers, not quite hardliners. The problem was less ideology than volatility. Khrush swung from one extreme to another, making things unstable and unpredictable within and outside the communist sphere. Sometimes, he seemed overly comprising, other times downright belligerent. He was an ill-educated man who acted on instinct.

    The men who overthrew him were not hardline Stalinists or even hardline communists. They were part of the machine and wanted it to run smoothly.

    Khrush could have used a drink as much as Yeltsin could have staved off the bottle. Khrush didn’t drink and smoke and was a bundle of energy and took things too seriously and personally. In contrast, Yeltsin was so drunk that he hardly knew what was happening. So, just like a more stable government took over from Khrush, the deep state wanted Putin to bring order to the chaos under Yeltsin. One thing Khrush and Yeltsin had in common was a kind of bumpkin-like crudeness.

    Surveying Russian history, Stalin was utterly monstrous but succeeded in his goals of turning Russia into a superpower.
    Khrush gave Soviet Union a human face but also a clownish one, and he had to go.
    What followed was stability but slow death in the dearth of new ideas and enterprise.
    Gorbachev tried to reform the system. Unlike Khrush, he had an even temperament, was well-educated, even intellectual, and personable with Western leaders. But he got over his head as he had no idea how deeply entrenched the problems were.

    Most Russians were happy to see him go in hope of either return to stability(not much but better than uncertainty) or chance at real growth(western-style capitalism as promised by Yeltsin). In the 90s, what they got was neither stability nor growth but a new kind of horror, which begin to end only with Putin’s rise.

    Given all the failures and disappointments since the death of Stalin(monstrous, murderous but effective), the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.
     
    I suppose compared to the chaos that immediately preceded him, Putin did relatively well with economic management (although the wealth was distributed very unevenly). However, keep in mind that Russia has a vast treasure trove of natural resources, especially but not only oil and gas. If you are even moderately competent you would look good if you had this endless source of income coming in every month. Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies. His wealth is achieved not thru hard work and invention but by what lies under his feet.

    As many countries have found out, oil wealth is a mixed blessing because it distorts your economy and causes/allows other sectors to wither. For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use. They also lost their ability to manufacture civilian jet airliners, etc. Even what capability they retain relies largely on Western component suppliers who are now cut off.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anonymous

  195. @Curle
    @John Johnson

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars. You need to put an harness on your overactive imagination.

    You’ve moved the goal posts far from official US military involvement in foreign wars to, I assume, conjure into existence an founding era tradition of US involvement in foreign wars where the US wasn’t defending explicit US interests so you can legitimize this country’s more recent history of doing otherwise.

    You do understand, do you not, that US participation in foreign wars is not determined by government elements that failed internally to make such efforts official policy?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars.

    We aren’t fighting a foreign war. We are helping fund one.

    Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.

    Napolean sold the American territory to fund his European war. Jefferson knew where the money was going and wanted to help him further. It was a sweetheart deal with war funding in mind.

    Do we need to go ahead and discuss the war of 1812?

    This idea that the founders sat on their hands and never took sides in foreign conflicts is libertarian fantasy.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.”

    Please stop evading the question and establish an instance when it was official government policy to intervene in an European war with money, soldiers or arms. Jefferson had sentiments that as far as I recall reading his bio and his letters that he never pursued as government policy. Madison no doubt did as well. I distinguish such sentiments from creation of official government policy.

    With regard to the War of 1812, that was clearly an military conflict with direct and immediate American interests involved not some abstract global gamesmanship exercise though weakening an aggressive GB was an legitimate war aim.

    With regard to Russia, the only possible war aim for the Americans as an people as contrasted to the American regime is propping up an internationalist elite. And such an aim is distinctly against interest for the American people and more against interest than any danger to the American people presented by Russia.

    Tucker has his eye on the right ball. The elite seeking to dominate Russia for their own benefit only have the same intentions with regard to the American people. Ukraine is meaningless as far as the American people are concerned but very meaningful to those who would seek to suppress us.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  196. @megabar
    @AnotherDad

    > It’s the same-old, same-old: “Make your own damn coffee!” pretty much covers it.

    I used to think that they key was to insist on never having policies that require growth to be sustainable (e.g. pensions or social security), but now I think people would still insist on the (temporary) boost in living standards that immigration provides.

    Replies: @Polistra

    I think people would still insist on the (temporary) boost in living standards that immigration provides.

    Yes. And even (or especially) the goodwhites who are so very enamoured with the latest shipment of destitute and desperate migrants who will bust their asses for a relative pittance. The previous shipment (and the one before that, etc etc) have graduated to being layabouts, or government employ (roughly the same thing) and have spat out dozens of kids, none of whom have the slightest interest in hard work, much less for low pay.

  197. anonymous[605] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @anonymous


    If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate?
     
    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like and, while politics makes strange bedfellows, Carlson is not going to be caught in bed with that gang.

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil. Wake me when that happens - it will be right around the time that the Ukrainian Army is encircled in a "cauldron". All the predictions of you 5 cent Nostradamusi aren't worth a plug nickel. You are never right about ANYTHING because you can never get to a correct solution starting from false premises.

    Replies: @anonymous, @anon, @Pat Kittle

    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/2022-02-26/ty-article/.premium/republican-lawmakers-attend-conference-held-by-holocaust-revisionist/0000017f-f7ef-d2d5-a9ff-f7efb5b10000

    Paul Gosar and MTG spoke at the Nick Fuentes conference. Nick Fuentes sends his supporters to conservative events to ask the speaker about the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Antisemitism is at the heart of the Nick Fuentes agenda to stir up “young white men”. MTG is a leading proponent of “Christian nationalism”.

    I think you are deliberately not facing up to the risks ahead for Jewish people. You talk about a Muslim woman that 90% of America following politics loathes. However, you do not even what to think about the two representatives who probably speak to 50% of America and their actions. White people who are Christians are about 50% of the US. I notice another user International Jew is also out of touch with reality because his last post was hard to make sense of toddler speak. “…moon was made of green cheese” You both are pretending real threats don’t exist. If the Jewish people face multiple threats at once it will lead to disaster for Jewish people and Israel.

    1. Russia becomes an antisemitic nation as part of state ideology
    2. White members of Congress become openly anti-Jewish influence and Tucker Carlson speaks out about the Jewish media
    3. Iran with the military aid of Russia decides to attack Israel and make more progress on nukes.

    Maybe you should think about the triple scenario more seriously. If you did then I’m sure you will understand it is sensible to tell other Jews escalating the war against Russia is not in the Jewish interest even if it means getting revenge for the past.

  198. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate?
     
    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like and, while politics makes strange bedfellows, Carlson is not going to be caught in bed with that gang.

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil. Wake me when that happens - it will be right around the time that the Ukrainian Army is encircled in a "cauldron". All the predictions of you 5 cent Nostradamusi aren't worth a plug nickel. You are never right about ANYTHING because you can never get to a correct solution starting from false premises.

    Replies: @anonymous, @anon, @Pat Kittle

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil.

    Would it be good for White Americans if jewish influence were more limited?

  199. @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I agree with you but how does this square with the American Putinist's notion that Jews have an ancestral hatred for Russia?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s a good question, Jack, with a number of speculative answers I’ve got. I’ll just wait until you guys get into this thing again on a newer thread.

  200. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Why don’t the Putinists ever mention Ukraine as being a white Christian country too?

    Because politically and ideologically Ukrainians are allied with the Anti-White West pushing the Great Replacement, mockery of Christianity, spread of LGBTQ, BLM riots, and support for Israel's use of ISIS to attack Syria.

    While many Ukrainians may be nice white Christians and nationalists, the fact is the majority of them chose to support a globalist Zionist like Zelensky who is surrounded by globo oligarchs whose ultimate agenda is to destroy nations like Hungary and turn Ukraine into another Sweden or UK(a cucked country if there ever was one).

    So, being 'white christian' isn't good enough. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are white and Christian but worked with anti-white and anti-Christian forces.

    Not good enough that you're white and Christian. You must support policies and agendas that are pro-white and pro-Christian. That hasn't been the case of Ukraine at least since 2014 with Nuland coup.

    A true white Christian must be like Jack D who is Jewish and pro-Jewish(even at the expense of whites). Whites must be the same way. They must support policies and leaders who are pro-white and pro-Christian.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Not good enough that you’re white and Christian. You must support policies and agendas that are pro-white and pro-Christian. That hasn’t been the case of Ukraine at least since 2014 with Nuland coup.

    Why would tossing a corrupt president be anti-White or anti-Christian? He had protestors shot and his corruption was obscene. He never denied working for Moscow and has since fled there.

    Well that is treason. Should presidents that are convicted of treason be allowed to finish their terms? If Biden were to be convicted of corruption via the Hunter laptop data would you demand that he stay in office? I would certainly want him out. Is that an anti-White position?

    You know what isn’t pro-White or pro-Christian? Bombing White families into pieces. Sending off husbands to the front.

    Russia had a declining White population and Putin has killed over 70k White Russian men.

    This idea of Russia being a healthy alternative to the West is pure delusion. The White population of Russia has been in demographic decline since 1991 while the Muslim population continues to expand. Do you deny that? Do you deny that Russia has Europe’s largest Muslim population along with on-demand abortion in the (White) cities? Russia in fact has the highest abortion rate in Europe. Can provide a source if you would like. Oh did Tucker never mention any of that?

    Under the Russian model we lose all of our rights (free speech, voting rights, legal rights, business rights, gun rights) in exchange for….(drumroll)…. a declining White population and the highest abortion rate in Europe. DERP WHAT A DEAL.

    That’s a horrible trade off. We lose websites like this one and put our faith in a little dictator who won’t even man up and call it a war. Criticizing the government becomes illegal and even posting online will get a knock at the door from the FSB.

    But more importantly the attempt by Russia to eliminate Ukraine has failed. They don’t have the resources so over 200k Whites will be dead and at best Putin can get some land he didn’t need. NATO will expand further than anyone ever imagined in January and everyone gets high energy prices. DERP DERP TAKE THAT SOROS.

    Talk about a confederacy of dunces.

    • Agree: Jack D, David In TN
  201. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    Khrush was overthrown by stabilizers, not quite hardliners. The problem was less ideology than volatility. Khrush swung from one extreme to another, making things unstable and unpredictable within and outside the communist sphere. Sometimes, he seemed overly comprising, other times downright belligerent. He was an ill-educated man who acted on instinct.

    The men who overthrew him were not hardline Stalinists or even hardline communists. They were part of the machine and wanted it to run smoothly.

    Khrush could have used a drink as much as Yeltsin could have staved off the bottle. Khrush didn't drink and smoke and was a bundle of energy and took things too seriously and personally. In contrast, Yeltsin was so drunk that he hardly knew what was happening. So, just like a more stable government took over from Khrush, the deep state wanted Putin to bring order to the chaos under Yeltsin. One thing Khrush and Yeltsin had in common was a kind of bumpkin-like crudeness.

    Surveying Russian history, Stalin was utterly monstrous but succeeded in his goals of turning Russia into a superpower.
    Khrush gave Soviet Union a human face but also a clownish one, and he had to go.
    What followed was stability but slow death in the dearth of new ideas and enterprise.
    Gorbachev tried to reform the system. Unlike Khrush, he had an even temperament, was well-educated, even intellectual, and personable with Western leaders. But he got over his head as he had no idea how deeply entrenched the problems were.

    Most Russians were happy to see him go in hope of either return to stability(not much but better than uncertainty) or chance at real growth(western-style capitalism as promised by Yeltsin). In the 90s, what they got was neither stability nor growth but a new kind of horror, which begin to end only with Putin's rise.

    Given all the failures and disappointments since the death of Stalin(monstrous, murderous but effective), the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.

    Replies: @Jack D

    the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.

    I suppose compared to the chaos that immediately preceded him, Putin did relatively well with economic management (although the wealth was distributed very unevenly). However, keep in mind that Russia has a vast treasure trove of natural resources, especially but not only oil and gas. If you are even moderately competent you would look good if you had this endless source of income coming in every month. Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies. His wealth is achieved not thru hard work and invention but by what lies under his feet.

    As many countries have found out, oil wealth is a mixed blessing because it distorts your economy and causes/allows other sectors to wither. For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use. They also lost their ability to manufacture civilian jet airliners, etc. Even what capability they retain relies largely on Western component suppliers who are now cut off.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies.

    Yes and that has been true since the end of WW2.

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Yea you just gotta sell raw resources to the capitalists for it to work.....barely.

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine. The same thing happened to Venezuela where they didn't bother to look at their imports and just assumed they could buy anything needed from China with oil cash. WHADDYA MEAN CHEN CHANG DOESN'T HAVE THE PART????

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    That's globo-ukrainian propaganda. Like an urban legend. LOL.
    If Russia really needed those things, it can get them through the black market... or from China that, while not making the most advanced, makes pretty advanced ones.

    I mean get real.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

  202. @International Jew
    @J.Ross

    I gave you 2½ US Presidents and you come back with some second- and third-string bureaucrats, nice.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @DCThrowback

    they give you a chance to think independently and man, you not only fumbled the ball at the goal line, you turned around and threw it into your own endzone lolol

  203. @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.
     
    I suppose compared to the chaos that immediately preceded him, Putin did relatively well with economic management (although the wealth was distributed very unevenly). However, keep in mind that Russia has a vast treasure trove of natural resources, especially but not only oil and gas. If you are even moderately competent you would look good if you had this endless source of income coming in every month. Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies. His wealth is achieved not thru hard work and invention but by what lies under his feet.

    As many countries have found out, oil wealth is a mixed blessing because it distorts your economy and causes/allows other sectors to wither. For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use. They also lost their ability to manufacture civilian jet airliners, etc. Even what capability they retain relies largely on Western component suppliers who are now cut off.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anonymous

    Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies.

    Yes and that has been true since the end of WW2.

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Yea you just gotta sell raw resources to the capitalists for it to work…..barely.

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine. The same thing happened to Venezuela where they didn’t bother to look at their imports and just assumed they could buy anything needed from China with oil cash. WHADDYA MEAN CHEN CHANG DOESN’T HAVE THE PART????

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @John Johnson

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.
    Still, Stalin did the unthinkable. Prior to WWII, Soviet industry was bigger than German industry.

    And when it came to building big things, Soviets were either ahead or on par with the West.
    When it came to building big and heavy things, communist systems could keep pace with the West, at least enough to matter as a power. But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can't make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be. And since 2014, the Russian government took measures to shelter Russia from economic sanctions, and it seems to have weathered the storm, at least until now. Russia has also built closer ties with China and Iran. With India, it has a long-standing relation because it was Russia-India and later US-China in the Cold War. US closeness with Pakistan undermined relations with India.

    Venezuela has lots of oil but that's about most of its economy. It has no space program, no nothing. Also, it has poor human capital. Russia doesn't have the brightest bulbs in the world but still has a history of some achievement and aptitude, sometimes surprising the world.

    And it's stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources. Sure, US is known for innovation and technology, but what would the US be without its agriculture, oil and gas, metals, and etc. as well its great geographic fortune. And what made Great Britain and France great empires? It had easy access to tons of natural resources in their colonies. Without those, they lost their great power status almost overnight, capitalism or no capitalism.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  204. @Anonymous
    @Inverness

    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police (you know, the guys who opened the doors for the Jan. 6 protesters and waved them in, no metal detectors needed) and who's in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi. Gay sex romp gone wrong is looking pretty likely to this observer.

    @SunBakedSurburb:

    Surely it's "TP for my bunghole?"? but thanks for the look inside your head.

    @Jack D:


    Also the fact that that poor woman had to ride 40 hrs on a train to travel 850 air miles to get to Almaty instead of taking a less than 3 hour flight is sad.
     
    Air miles in a train? Even if a train flies slowly the fact that it flies at all suggests that the Russians are ahead of us in this area.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police [Jan 6 antics] and who’s in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi.

    Latest tidbit I came across is “U.S. Capitol Police had live video feed at Pelosi home but didn’t notice break-in: Sources.” The reporting is contradictory, but it credibly claims there was a video feed in? the house that was in theory being monitored by a Capital police officer which doesn’t require a field office, although I can imagine Pelosi insisting on one for herself (see her abuse of military VIP jet planes).

    Of course things are going to be … problematic if our suspicious about Paul Pelosi’s sexual habits are correct, especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and “ultra-MAGA Republican extremists” instead of letting it fade into obscurity like when Harry Reid as best we can guess was brutally beaten up by his brother.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @That Would Be Telling


    [....]especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and “ultra-MAGA Republican extremists” instead of letting it fade into obscurity [...]

     

    "How Civil Wars Start: The Pelosi Attack and the Rise of Extremism in the U.S. | Amanpour and Company"
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IOQuymOvZzo
    , @Jack D
    @That Would Be Telling

    Your argument is ridiculous. If Pelosi was really having a sexual adventure with Mr. Nudist Nutjob (I assure you that Pelosi has access to much higher quality gay men in SF, not that Mr. NN is gay in the 1st place) then they would want to make this all go away ASAP. The fact that they are trying to keep this in the headlines and to portray Mr. Nudist Nutjob as the head representative of the Republican Party instead shows that they have nothing to hide.

    The idea that Pelosi was having a fling with the burglar (there is now video of him breaking in) makes about as much sense as Ukraine wanting to drop a dirty bomb onto its own territory. You really need to be coming up with more credible conspiracy theories than this.

    Your "suspicious" about Paul Pelosi’s sexual habits is based on what? On nothin'. You got nothin'. It's just pure slander. The man was in his underwear at 2AM? Who ever heard of anyone sleeping in their underwear?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  205. @HammerJack
    @International Jew

    Seriously, does anyone believe that Clintons and Bidens are anything more or less than whores? And that this goes for most presidents in memory?

    If you had to choose, would you rather be a whore or a person who hires whores? So, who hires these whores? Just kidding.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    Seriously, does anyone believe that Clintons and Bidens are anything more or less than whores? And that this goes for most presidents in memory?

    At one level perhaps, but take it too far and it denies them agency. Which I even doubt for “Biden” as in the system which is behind the doddering old man.

    Ultimately they in theory and often in practice have a lot of power. Even Trump, when the without depth to take casualties like a military unit Secret Service was getting chewed up during the 2020 summer of love, the military mutinied but Barr came up with a solution to prevent our own color revolution plus “a constitutional crisis.” There were plenty of paramilitary units like the Border Patrol that could and were brought in to defend the physical White House etc. That’s real power, growing “out of the barrel of a gun.”

    And always remember our Deep State is riven by factions, why as of Obama Russia observed the US was “non-agreement capable.”

  206. @That Would Be Telling
    @Anonymous


    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police [Jan 6 antics] and who’s in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi.
     
    Latest tidbit I came across is "U.S. Capitol Police had live video feed at Pelosi home but didn't notice break-in: Sources." The reporting is contradictory, but it credibly claims there was a video feed in? the house that was in theory being monitored by a Capital police officer which doesn't require a field office, although I can imagine Pelosi insisting on one for herself (see her abuse of military VIP jet planes).

    Of course things are going to be ... problematic if our suspicious about Paul Pelosi's sexual habits are correct, especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and "ultra-MAGA Republican extremists" instead of letting it fade into obscurity like when Harry Reid as best we can guess was brutally beaten up by his brother.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

    [….]especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and “ultra-MAGA Republican extremists” instead of letting it fade into obscurity […]

    “How Civil Wars Start: The Pelosi Attack and the Rise of Extremism in the U.S. | Amanpour and Company”

  207. @John Johnson
    @Curle

    You are the very definition of category errors if you equate the Louisiana Purchase with fighting foreign wars.

    We aren't fighting a foreign war. We are helping fund one.

    Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.

    Napolean sold the American territory to fund his European war. Jefferson knew where the money was going and wanted to help him further. It was a sweetheart deal with war funding in mind.

    Do we need to go ahead and discuss the war of 1812?

    This idea that the founders sat on their hands and never took sides in foreign conflicts is libertarian fantasy.

    Replies: @Curle

    “Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.”

    Please stop evading the question and establish an instance when it was official government policy to intervene in an European war with money, soldiers or arms. Jefferson had sentiments that as far as I recall reading his bio and his letters that he never pursued as government policy. Madison no doubt did as well. I distinguish such sentiments from creation of official government policy.

    With regard to the War of 1812, that was clearly an military conflict with direct and immediate American interests involved not some abstract global gamesmanship exercise though weakening an aggressive GB was an legitimate war aim.

    With regard to Russia, the only possible war aim for the Americans as an people as contrasted to the American regime is propping up an internationalist elite. And such an aim is distinctly against interest for the American people and more against interest than any danger to the American people presented by Russia.

    Tucker has his eye on the right ball. The elite seeking to dominate Russia for their own benefit only have the same intentions with regard to the American people. Ukraine is meaningless as far as the American people are concerned but very meaningful to those who would seek to suppress us.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Curle


    Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.
     
    Please stop evading the question and establish an instance when it was official government policy to intervene in an European war with money, soldiers or arms.

    I'm not evading anything. My position is that both Madison and Jefferson would have supported Ukraine over Russia due to having individual values that they clearly held in high regard as prioritized in the constitution.

    I pointed out that both Madison and Jefferson had funded anti-imperial conflicts. Has nothing to do with official policy. I don't know why you keep bringing up soldiers when the US has only sent arms and money. You're trying to make a point that isn't relevant to this conflict. We aren't sending soldiers and in fact we could end aid at this point since Russia is spent.

    Jefferson had sentiments that as far as I recall reading his bio and his letters that he never pursued as government policy.

    The Louisiana purchase was government policy in favor of a warring country. He knew full well that he was funding Napolean's war with Britain through the purchase. Spain protested but Jefferson didn't care. It was a very shrewd political move by a president that openly gushed over Napolean and the French revolution. Jefferson spoke French and referred to France as a sister country due to common democratic and (classic) liberal values.

    With regard to the War of 1812, that was clearly an military conflict with direct and immediate American interests involved not some abstract global gamesmanship exercise though weakening an aggressive GB was an legitimate war aim.

    You are telling me that his plan to take Canada was not global gamemanship?

    Madison supported anti-British Indians and Whites regardless of what Britain was doing with US ships. He wanted them to break away and form their own country.

    Then he tried to take Canada by force and failed.

    Tucker has his eye on the right ball. The elite seeking to dominate Russia for their own benefit only have the same intentions with regard to the American people.

    Putin has been allowed to rule his empire since 1999.

    The elite, the poor and the entire world would like the little rat to return to his borders.

    Back to his declining White population and Europe's largest Muslim population along with the highest abortion rate in the world. Little bow tie Tucker never talks about such unwanted facts of course and just shows pictures of Orthodox churches for his Fox viewers.

  208. As a teenager coming home from a particularly taxing night of working in a fast food place, I walked in to see a first run of Beavis and Butt-head on the TV. In this one they were also working in a fast food place where, left unsupervised, they end up throwing things into the ceiling fan to watch them scatter through the dining room making a huge mess.

    Not only was this insanely funny at that moment, what made it worse was trying to not bust out laughing because my mother was asleep on the couch.

    This is a show that was funny because it was dumb, dumb kids doing really dumb things.

    Beavis, clutching chest after a car accident: “My liver! My liver!
    Butt-head: “No, lower dude!”
    Beavis: grabs groin “My liver! My liver!”

  209. Anonymous[573] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Anonymous


    the 22 yrs under Putin have been among the most remarkable in modern Russian history but only time will tell if this can be built upon or will crumble once again like a house of cards. Russia is funny that way.
     
    I suppose compared to the chaos that immediately preceded him, Putin did relatively well with economic management (although the wealth was distributed very unevenly). However, keep in mind that Russia has a vast treasure trove of natural resources, especially but not only oil and gas. If you are even moderately competent you would look good if you had this endless source of income coming in every month. Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies. His wealth is achieved not thru hard work and invention but by what lies under his feet.

    As many countries have found out, oil wealth is a mixed blessing because it distorts your economy and causes/allows other sectors to wither. For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use. They also lost their ability to manufacture civilian jet airliners, etc. Even what capability they retain relies largely on Western component suppliers who are now cut off.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Anonymous

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    That’s globo-ukrainian propaganda. Like an urban legend. LOL.
    If Russia really needed those things, it can get them through the black market… or from China that, while not making the most advanced, makes pretty advanced ones.

    I mean get real.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Anonymous

    The problem is that, based on his posts here, Jack D could easily hold a senior position in a western foreign policy institution. I'm not saying he does, I'm just saying he'd fit in perfectly.

    In other words, from everything I can tell, the people running our institutions believe their own bullshit and guide their policies based on it. I wish we had an Illuminati working with hidden data but we don't. "Politicians lie to journalists and then believe everything they read in the newspapers".

    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/11/russia-sanctions-effect-military/

    https://time.com/6226484/russia-appliance-imports-weapons/

    Now you show me proof that these articles are not true.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  210. Anonymous[573] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    Even in the midst of this war and with Russia under severe economic sanctions the oil money continues to pour in. Putin is sort of like Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies.

    Yes and that has been true since the end of WW2.

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Yea you just gotta sell raw resources to the capitalists for it to work.....barely.

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine. The same thing happened to Venezuela where they didn't bother to look at their imports and just assumed they could buy anything needed from China with oil cash. WHADDYA MEAN CHEN CHANG DOESN'T HAVE THE PART????

    Replies: @Anonymous

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.
    Still, Stalin did the unthinkable. Prior to WWII, Soviet industry was bigger than German industry.

    And when it came to building big things, Soviets were either ahead or on par with the West.
    When it came to building big and heavy things, communist systems could keep pace with the West, at least enough to matter as a power. But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can’t make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be. And since 2014, the Russian government took measures to shelter Russia from economic sanctions, and it seems to have weathered the storm, at least until now. Russia has also built closer ties with China and Iran. With India, it has a long-standing relation because it was Russia-India and later US-China in the Cold War. US closeness with Pakistan undermined relations with India.

    Venezuela has lots of oil but that’s about most of its economy. It has no space program, no nothing. Also, it has poor human capital. Russia doesn’t have the brightest bulbs in the world but still has a history of some achievement and aptitude, sometimes surprising the world.

    And it’s stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources. Sure, US is known for innovation and technology, but what would the US be without its agriculture, oil and gas, metals, and etc. as well its great geographic fortune. And what made Great Britain and France great empires? It had easy access to tons of natural resources in their colonies. Without those, they lost their great power status almost overnight, capitalism or no capitalism.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.

    Well that's nice but Marx predicted that Communist states would rocket ahead and the remaining Western countries would have to work at keeping their people from demanding the same system. In theory they only needed to violently take one country and everyone else was supposed to follow after seeing the success. That is what Marx expected.

    But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can’t make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    The Communists didn't fight a violent revolution so they could trade with Germany and America for engines and computers.

    Marx taught that Communism would excel over the West in every single area and his followers sacrificed themselves for his beliefs. Millions of innocent people were killed in the name of a coming utopia that was supposed to eventually end capitalism.

    Everyone can look back and say it was "bound to fail" but during the 1920s it was fashionable in US and British universities to be a Communist. Even today in many University departments it is a social offense to break down the failures of Marxism.

    Marxism became a religion while claiming it was trying to end religion.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be.

    Possibly but Putin is arrogant and didn't bother to look at their dependencies. I'm also not convinced they could rival a country like Taiwan or South Korea when it comes to chip development. They have long been behind in aircraft production and that was once an area where Soviets would rival the West.

    And it’s stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources.

    How am I faulting them? I'm just pointing out that Marxism is total bullshit as seen by the fact that the Soviets had to sell oil to keep their economy afloat. Marxist predicted world domination of Communism and that everyone would be in awe of its economic and technological gains. The plan was not to turn Russia into a gas station and make everyone shop at dreary government stores. Marx even believed that man himself would change into a higher being as he was freed from capitalism.

    Marxist economics were clearly bullshit and by the late 1930s even Stalin knew it. By the time WW2 was over they were just practicing state monopoly capitalism and ironically dependent on Western capitalist countries for technological development.

    Replies: @Jack D

  211. @Curle
    @John Johnson

    “Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.”

    Please stop evading the question and establish an instance when it was official government policy to intervene in an European war with money, soldiers or arms. Jefferson had sentiments that as far as I recall reading his bio and his letters that he never pursued as government policy. Madison no doubt did as well. I distinguish such sentiments from creation of official government policy.

    With regard to the War of 1812, that was clearly an military conflict with direct and immediate American interests involved not some abstract global gamesmanship exercise though weakening an aggressive GB was an legitimate war aim.

    With regard to Russia, the only possible war aim for the Americans as an people as contrasted to the American regime is propping up an internationalist elite. And such an aim is distinctly against interest for the American people and more against interest than any danger to the American people presented by Russia.

    Tucker has his eye on the right ball. The elite seeking to dominate Russia for their own benefit only have the same intentions with regard to the American people. Ukraine is meaningless as far as the American people are concerned but very meaningful to those who would seek to suppress us.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Madison and Jefferson both supported funding anti-imperial conflicts.

    Please stop evading the question and establish an instance when it was official government policy to intervene in an European war with money, soldiers or arms.

    I’m not evading anything. My position is that both Madison and Jefferson would have supported Ukraine over Russia due to having individual values that they clearly held in high regard as prioritized in the constitution.

    I pointed out that both Madison and Jefferson had funded anti-imperial conflicts. Has nothing to do with official policy. I don’t know why you keep bringing up soldiers when the US has only sent arms and money. You’re trying to make a point that isn’t relevant to this conflict. We aren’t sending soldiers and in fact we could end aid at this point since Russia is spent.

    Jefferson had sentiments that as far as I recall reading his bio and his letters that he never pursued as government policy.

    The Louisiana purchase was government policy in favor of a warring country. He knew full well that he was funding Napolean’s war with Britain through the purchase. Spain protested but Jefferson didn’t care. It was a very shrewd political move by a president that openly gushed over Napolean and the French revolution. Jefferson spoke French and referred to France as a sister country due to common democratic and (classic) liberal values.

    With regard to the War of 1812, that was clearly an military conflict with direct and immediate American interests involved not some abstract global gamesmanship exercise though weakening an aggressive GB was an legitimate war aim.

    You are telling me that his plan to take Canada was not global gamemanship?

    Madison supported anti-British Indians and Whites regardless of what Britain was doing with US ships. He wanted them to break away and form their own country.

    Then he tried to take Canada by force and failed.

    Tucker has his eye on the right ball. The elite seeking to dominate Russia for their own benefit only have the same intentions with regard to the American people.

    Putin has been allowed to rule his empire since 1999.

    The elite, the poor and the entire world would like the little rat to return to his borders.

    Back to his declining White population and Europe’s largest Muslim population along with the highest abortion rate in the world. Little bow tie Tucker never talks about such unwanted facts of course and just shows pictures of Orthodox churches for his Fox viewers.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  212. @That Would Be Telling
    @Anonymous


    You make a good point about lack of security at Casa Pelosi. There are plans afoot or maybe under way to establish field offices for the Capitol Police [Jan 6 antics] and who’s in charge of the Capitol Police? Pelosi.
     
    Latest tidbit I came across is "U.S. Capitol Police had live video feed at Pelosi home but didn't notice break-in: Sources." The reporting is contradictory, but it credibly claims there was a video feed in? the house that was in theory being monitored by a Capital police officer which doesn't require a field office, although I can imagine Pelosi insisting on one for herself (see her abuse of military VIP jet planes).

    Of course things are going to be ... problematic if our suspicious about Paul Pelosi's sexual habits are correct, especially with the Democrats using this incident as a blood libel against Republicans and "ultra-MAGA Republican extremists" instead of letting it fade into obscurity like when Harry Reid as best we can guess was brutally beaten up by his brother.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

    Your argument is ridiculous. If Pelosi was really having a sexual adventure with Mr. Nudist Nutjob (I assure you that Pelosi has access to much higher quality gay men in SF, not that Mr. NN is gay in the 1st place) then they would want to make this all go away ASAP. The fact that they are trying to keep this in the headlines and to portray Mr. Nudist Nutjob as the head representative of the Republican Party instead shows that they have nothing to hide.

    The idea that Pelosi was having a fling with the burglar (there is now video of him breaking in) makes about as much sense as Ukraine wanting to drop a dirty bomb onto its own territory. You really need to be coming up with more credible conspiracy theories than this.

    Your “suspicious” about Paul Pelosi’s sexual habits is based on what? On nothin’. You got nothin’. It’s just pure slander. The man was in his underwear at 2AM? Who ever heard of anyone sleeping in their underwear?

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D

    What's your take on the fact that the cam video will not be released? Are there reasons to not release that material that's related to not prejudicing the case against the perp? This is being brought up as a very suspicious element that stinks of a cover-up by people who think there's more than meets the eye, i.e. this is not a straightforward felony assault.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

  213. @John Johnson
    @Curle


    “Probably should read some more US history before accusing people of errors. Can start with Jefferson’s support for Napolean and the French Revolution and then move on to Madison’s presidency.”
     
    You mean Jefferson’s enthusiasm for the French Revolution as an official in someone else’s administration which led to an official US position of neutrality?

    No I'm talking about his Louisiana purchase which was a sweetheart deal and an insult to European powers. Not at all a neutral move. In fact it was deeply insulting to many US politicians that advocated neutrality at the time. Spain especially was incensed by the purchase. Jefferson knew full well that it would fund Napoelan's war against the British.

    Jefferson supported Napolean and his new France for ideological reasons. He viewed France as a natural ally against imperial powers. The existence of the French Republic was still at risk during the presidency of Jefferson.

    Jefferson wanted to further finance France but was stopped by Congress.

    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?

    Replies: @Curle, @Cagey Beast

    Should we move on to Madison and his support for Canadian tribes that were fighting Imperial Britain?

    You could argue Madison was the Putin of his day. He’s was supporting separatists in a neighbouring country as part of a campaign to dislodge an imperial power from his sphere of influence. As with Madison, this project eventually became a war to correct international boundaries set in place by a treaty 30-some years earlier.

  214. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    That's globo-ukrainian propaganda. Like an urban legend. LOL.
    If Russia really needed those things, it can get them through the black market... or from China that, while not making the most advanced, makes pretty advanced ones.

    I mean get real.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

    The problem is that, based on his posts here, Jack D could easily hold a senior position in a western foreign policy institution. I’m not saying he does, I’m just saying he’d fit in perfectly.

    In other words, from everything I can tell, the people running our institutions believe their own bullshit and guide their policies based on it. I wish we had an Illuminati working with hidden data but we don’t. “Politicians lie to journalists and then believe everything they read in the newspapers”.

  215. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    For example, Russia today is nowhere in chip production and lately they have been bringing in washing machines and such in order to harvest their chips for military use.

    That's globo-ukrainian propaganda. Like an urban legend. LOL.
    If Russia really needed those things, it can get them through the black market... or from China that, while not making the most advanced, makes pretty advanced ones.

    I mean get real.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Jack D

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Of course Washington Post and Time print nothing but the truth.

    Like WMD in Iraq, Russia Collusion, and Russians taking over electric grid in Vermont or some place.

    And let's not forget Rolling Stone with its UVA rape gang. And before that the Duke LaCrosse.

    Yeah, I hear the Ukrainians are also getting their washing machine squadron of fighters.
    In fact, the Ghost of Kiev was on a Maytag when he shot down 20 Russians in their Chinese-made washing machines.

    But wait til Russians bring out the flying dog houses. That will be real game changer, but I dunno, the West might fight back with intercontinental lawn mowers.

    Looky here.

    Latest in Russian military technology:

    https://premierappliancestore.com/image/cache/data/APRIL/MAYTAGBRAVOSD1-800x800.jpg

    And the future of combat, the flying dog house.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1a/bb/29/1abb298cb0a478bbc72a4ea1f0ea0fc9.jpg

    But the West will reply with...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzwPuJklv4w

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

  216. Anonymous[573] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/11/russia-sanctions-effect-military/

    https://time.com/6226484/russia-appliance-imports-weapons/

    Now you show me proof that these articles are not true.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Of course Washington Post and Time print nothing but the truth.

    Like WMD in Iraq, Russia Collusion, and Russians taking over electric grid in Vermont or some place.

    And let’s not forget Rolling Stone with its UVA rape gang. And before that the Duke LaCrosse.

    Yeah, I hear the Ukrainians are also getting their washing machine squadron of fighters.
    In fact, the Ghost of Kiev was on a Maytag when he shot down 20 Russians in their Chinese-made washing machines.

    But wait til Russians bring out the flying dog houses. That will be real game changer, but I dunno, the West might fight back with intercontinental lawn mowers.

    Looky here.

    Latest in Russian military technology:

    And the future of combat, the flying dog house.

    But the West will reply with…

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    You got nothing. Even a pair of twos beats nothing.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    They're not using dryer vents as windshields in fighter jets if that is what you are thinking.

    They are cross checking appliances for specific chips and stripping them. Jet fighters, refrigerators and RC cars can all use the same chips. It's easy to do since appliances have part specifications online.

    Read the article next time before posting a picture of snoopy.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

  217. @Jack D
    @That Would Be Telling

    Your argument is ridiculous. If Pelosi was really having a sexual adventure with Mr. Nudist Nutjob (I assure you that Pelosi has access to much higher quality gay men in SF, not that Mr. NN is gay in the 1st place) then they would want to make this all go away ASAP. The fact that they are trying to keep this in the headlines and to portray Mr. Nudist Nutjob as the head representative of the Republican Party instead shows that they have nothing to hide.

    The idea that Pelosi was having a fling with the burglar (there is now video of him breaking in) makes about as much sense as Ukraine wanting to drop a dirty bomb onto its own territory. You really need to be coming up with more credible conspiracy theories than this.

    Your "suspicious" about Paul Pelosi’s sexual habits is based on what? On nothin'. You got nothin'. It's just pure slander. The man was in his underwear at 2AM? Who ever heard of anyone sleeping in their underwear?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    What’s your take on the fact that the cam video will not be released? Are there reasons to not release that material that’s related to not prejudicing the case against the perp? This is being brought up as a very suspicious element that stinks of a cover-up by people who think there’s more than meets the eye, i.e. this is not a straightforward felony assault.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Johann Ricke

    I dunno, maybe the 82 year old homeowner didn't feel like everybody watching him get beaten up in his underwear at 2:30 in the morning?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    , @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi's future security or their personal dignity or whatever.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  218. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Of course Washington Post and Time print nothing but the truth.

    Like WMD in Iraq, Russia Collusion, and Russians taking over electric grid in Vermont or some place.

    And let's not forget Rolling Stone with its UVA rape gang. And before that the Duke LaCrosse.

    Yeah, I hear the Ukrainians are also getting their washing machine squadron of fighters.
    In fact, the Ghost of Kiev was on a Maytag when he shot down 20 Russians in their Chinese-made washing machines.

    But wait til Russians bring out the flying dog houses. That will be real game changer, but I dunno, the West might fight back with intercontinental lawn mowers.

    Looky here.

    Latest in Russian military technology:

    https://premierappliancestore.com/image/cache/data/APRIL/MAYTAGBRAVOSD1-800x800.jpg

    And the future of combat, the flying dog house.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1a/bb/29/1abb298cb0a478bbc72a4ea1f0ea0fc9.jpg

    But the West will reply with...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzwPuJklv4w

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

    You got nothing. Even a pair of twos beats nothing.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    Jack how dare you print what must be propaganda because I don't want to hear it.

    Roosha industrial production is super fine number one. No problemz my main man.

    Just look at these fine weapons they have for conscripts:

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

  219. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D

    What's your take on the fact that the cam video will not be released? Are there reasons to not release that material that's related to not prejudicing the case against the perp? This is being brought up as a very suspicious element that stinks of a cover-up by people who think there's more than meets the eye, i.e. this is not a straightforward felony assault.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    I dunno, maybe the 82 year old homeowner didn’t feel like everybody watching him get beaten up in his underwear at 2:30 in the morning?

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Steve Sailer


    I dunno, maybe the 82 year old homeowner didn’t feel like everybody watching him get beaten up in his underwear at 2:30 in the morning?
     
    Is there even a need to show the actual assault? In question are the events that led up to the assault. How the perp got in, etc. It is possible to blur out all kinds of things. If they're genuinely interested in dispelling all kinds of rumors about what happened, they will release the video. Note that this is being ginned up by the Democrats as a targeted assault at the GOP's behest. Where's the beef?
  220. @Anonymous
    @John Johnson

    They were using oil and mineral cash to buy machines and other useful stuff from the West Germans. All while giving lectures on the greatness of Marxism and how it will provide.

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.
    Still, Stalin did the unthinkable. Prior to WWII, Soviet industry was bigger than German industry.

    And when it came to building big things, Soviets were either ahead or on par with the West.
    When it came to building big and heavy things, communist systems could keep pace with the West, at least enough to matter as a power. But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can't make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    Well Putin and his defenders seem to think Russia is some economic fortress even though a cursory look at their imports shows dependence on Western tech and medicine.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be. And since 2014, the Russian government took measures to shelter Russia from economic sanctions, and it seems to have weathered the storm, at least until now. Russia has also built closer ties with China and Iran. With India, it has a long-standing relation because it was Russia-India and later US-China in the Cold War. US closeness with Pakistan undermined relations with India.

    Venezuela has lots of oil but that's about most of its economy. It has no space program, no nothing. Also, it has poor human capital. Russia doesn't have the brightest bulbs in the world but still has a history of some achievement and aptitude, sometimes surprising the world.

    And it's stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources. Sure, US is known for innovation and technology, but what would the US be without its agriculture, oil and gas, metals, and etc. as well its great geographic fortune. And what made Great Britain and France great empires? It had easy access to tons of natural resources in their colonies. Without those, they lost their great power status almost overnight, capitalism or no capitalism.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.

    Well that’s nice but Marx predicted that Communist states would rocket ahead and the remaining Western countries would have to work at keeping their people from demanding the same system. In theory they only needed to violently take one country and everyone else was supposed to follow after seeing the success. That is what Marx expected.

    But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can’t make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    The Communists didn’t fight a violent revolution so they could trade with Germany and America for engines and computers.

    Marx taught that Communism would excel over the West in every single area and his followers sacrificed themselves for his beliefs. Millions of innocent people were killed in the name of a coming utopia that was supposed to eventually end capitalism.

    Everyone can look back and say it was “bound to fail” but during the 1920s it was fashionable in US and British universities to be a Communist. Even today in many University departments it is a social offense to break down the failures of Marxism.

    Marxism became a religion while claiming it was trying to end religion.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be.

    Possibly but Putin is arrogant and didn’t bother to look at their dependencies. I’m also not convinced they could rival a country like Taiwan or South Korea when it comes to chip development. They have long been behind in aircraft production and that was once an area where Soviets would rival the West.

    And it’s stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources.

    How am I faulting them? I’m just pointing out that Marxism is total bullshit as seen by the fact that the Soviets had to sell oil to keep their economy afloat. Marxist predicted world domination of Communism and that everyone would be in awe of its economic and technological gains. The plan was not to turn Russia into a gas station and make everyone shop at dreary government stores. Marx even believed that man himself would change into a higher being as he was freed from capitalism.

    Marxist economics were clearly bullshit and by the late 1930s even Stalin knew it. By the time WW2 was over they were just practicing state monopoly capitalism and ironically dependent on Western capitalist countries for technological development.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @John Johnson

    Read this thread:

    https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1586079011662331904#m

    BTW, read all of Galeev's stuff. His predictions in February (when even many pro-Ukraine analysts thought that Russia would roll over Ukraine and the Putinists thought that Zelensky would be on a helicopter to Warsaw in 3 days) all hold up amazingly well:

    https://twitter.com/kamilkazani/status/1497993363076915204

    Galeev said that the Soviets created artificial competition in their defense industries because they knew that without a market economy they needed this. There was MiG vs Tupelov, etc. (They also looked at market economies in order to set internal prices - the command economy had no way of knowing, should a kilo of beef cost 3x the price of a kilo of chicken? 2x? 4x? There's a famous Soviet economist joke. A Soviet economist wakes up several hundred years in the future. After he comes to, the first thing he asks is, "Is the entire world Communist as Marx predicted?" They reply to him, "Yes, the entire planet is Communist, except for Belgium." He replies, "Why Belgium?" and they tell him, "We need to keep someone to tell us the prices.")

    But Putin did away with all of this as "wasteful competition" and created various monopolies so the modern Russian economy is in some respects WORSE than the Soviet economy.

  221. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    You got nothing. Even a pair of twos beats nothing.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Jack how dare you print what must be propaganda because I don’t want to hear it.

    Roosha industrial production is super fine number one. No problemz my main man.

    Just look at these fine weapons they have for conscripts:

  222. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    Of course Washington Post and Time print nothing but the truth.

    Like WMD in Iraq, Russia Collusion, and Russians taking over electric grid in Vermont or some place.

    And let's not forget Rolling Stone with its UVA rape gang. And before that the Duke LaCrosse.

    Yeah, I hear the Ukrainians are also getting their washing machine squadron of fighters.
    In fact, the Ghost of Kiev was on a Maytag when he shot down 20 Russians in their Chinese-made washing machines.

    But wait til Russians bring out the flying dog houses. That will be real game changer, but I dunno, the West might fight back with intercontinental lawn mowers.

    Looky here.

    Latest in Russian military technology:

    https://premierappliancestore.com/image/cache/data/APRIL/MAYTAGBRAVOSD1-800x800.jpg

    And the future of combat, the flying dog house.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1a/bb/29/1abb298cb0a478bbc72a4ea1f0ea0fc9.jpg

    But the West will reply with...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzwPuJklv4w

    Replies: @Jack D, @John Johnson

    They’re not using dryer vents as windshields in fighter jets if that is what you are thinking.

    They are cross checking appliances for specific chips and stripping them. Jet fighters, refrigerators and RC cars can all use the same chips. It’s easy to do since appliances have part specifications online.

    Read the article next time before posting a picture of snoopy.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson

    So Russia shares a border with China and Iran can build drones despite sanctions but Russia has to cannibalize finished consumer products for chips? I'm skeptical.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOtw5KWRo4

    Replies: @Jack D

  223. @Steve Sailer
    @Johann Ricke

    I dunno, maybe the 82 year old homeowner didn't feel like everybody watching him get beaten up in his underwear at 2:30 in the morning?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    I dunno, maybe the 82 year old homeowner didn’t feel like everybody watching him get beaten up in his underwear at 2:30 in the morning?

    Is there even a need to show the actual assault? In question are the events that led up to the assault. How the perp got in, etc. It is possible to blur out all kinds of things. If they’re genuinely interested in dispelling all kinds of rumors about what happened, they will release the video. Note that this is being ginned up by the Democrats as a targeted assault at the GOP’s behest. Where’s the beef?

  224. @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    They're not using dryer vents as windshields in fighter jets if that is what you are thinking.

    They are cross checking appliances for specific chips and stripping them. Jet fighters, refrigerators and RC cars can all use the same chips. It's easy to do since appliances have part specifications online.

    Read the article next time before posting a picture of snoopy.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    So Russia shares a border with China and Iran can build drones despite sanctions but Russia has to cannibalize finished consumer products for chips? I’m skeptical.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Cagey Beast

    You're skeptical but reputable security analysts say that this is going on based upon certain facts such as the fact that the Russians are suddenly ordering increased quantities of certain appliances. Maybe people in Russian villages are envious of the washing machines that their neighbor's sons brought back from Ukraine and are ordering their own, but a logical explanation is that they are harvesting chips from these appliances. Of course the Russians are going to conduct such a program in secrecy (or else the West is going to sanction washing machines too) so the evidence remains somewhat scant but what evidence there is points in that direction.

    Russia finds itself in a struggle which the regime perceives as life or death for them (probably correctly - a humiliating loss in Ukraine might mean the end of the Putin regime). Their usual sources (and this includes the Chinese who are concerned about Western sanctions harming their economy) have cut them off. They are scrambling to get chips, drones, ammunition, etc. in any way that they can - buy it from other pariah states such as NK and Iran, smuggle it across the border in suitcases, whatever. Whatever you think of the Russians, they can be cleverly devious when it comes to stuff like this. Why is it so hard to believe that they wouldn't try to harvest them from appliances too?

  225. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D

    What's your take on the fact that the cam video will not be released? Are there reasons to not release that material that's related to not prejudicing the case against the perp? This is being brought up as a very suspicious element that stinks of a cover-up by people who think there's more than meets the eye, i.e. this is not a straightforward felony assault.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi’s future security or their personal dignity or whatever.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi’s future security or their personal dignity or whatever.
     
    This sounds like something emanating from a Democrat flack. They are alleging that this was something done at the behest of the GOP. Serious claims require serious evidence. At the moment, it's not even clear this was more than a lovers' tiff. Part of the problem with Occam's Razor in a situation like this is there's no accounting for the perversity of the alphabet soup party. That's why I think it's great that Tucker Carlson is pointing out that the party of men who shower with their small daughters should never be taken at its word.

    Replies: @Jack D

  226. @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson

    So Russia shares a border with China and Iran can build drones despite sanctions but Russia has to cannibalize finished consumer products for chips? I'm skeptical.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOtw5KWRo4

    Replies: @Jack D

    You’re skeptical but reputable security analysts say that this is going on based upon certain facts such as the fact that the Russians are suddenly ordering increased quantities of certain appliances. Maybe people in Russian villages are envious of the washing machines that their neighbor’s sons brought back from Ukraine and are ordering their own, but a logical explanation is that they are harvesting chips from these appliances. Of course the Russians are going to conduct such a program in secrecy (or else the West is going to sanction washing machines too) so the evidence remains somewhat scant but what evidence there is points in that direction.

    Russia finds itself in a struggle which the regime perceives as life or death for them (probably correctly – a humiliating loss in Ukraine might mean the end of the Putin regime). Their usual sources (and this includes the Chinese who are concerned about Western sanctions harming their economy) have cut them off. They are scrambling to get chips, drones, ammunition, etc. in any way that they can – buy it from other pariah states such as NK and Iran, smuggle it across the border in suitcases, whatever. Whatever you think of the Russians, they can be cleverly devious when it comes to stuff like this. Why is it so hard to believe that they wouldn’t try to harvest them from appliances too?

  227. @John Johnson
    @Anonymous

    Russia lagged industrially and so naturally looked to the West for technology. When US was on the rise in the 19th century, it took bought(and stole) liberally from the more advanced economies of Europe.

    Well that's nice but Marx predicted that Communist states would rocket ahead and the remaining Western countries would have to work at keeping their people from demanding the same system. In theory they only needed to violently take one country and everyone else was supposed to follow after seeing the success. That is what Marx expected.

    But in high tech and computer technology, the communist system was bound to fail as that requires lots of enterprise and countless innovations at the individual level. You can’t make a smart phone with a Command Economy, which is geared for steel factories and tanks and submarines.

    The Communists didn't fight a violent revolution so they could trade with Germany and America for engines and computers.

    Marx taught that Communism would excel over the West in every single area and his followers sacrificed themselves for his beliefs. Millions of innocent people were killed in the name of a coming utopia that was supposed to eventually end capitalism.

    Everyone can look back and say it was "bound to fail" but during the 1920s it was fashionable in US and British universities to be a Communist. Even today in many University departments it is a social offense to break down the failures of Marxism.

    Marxism became a religion while claiming it was trying to end religion.

    The important thing is Russia CAN become an economic fortress if it really had to be.

    Possibly but Putin is arrogant and didn't bother to look at their dependencies. I'm also not convinced they could rival a country like Taiwan or South Korea when it comes to chip development. They have long been behind in aircraft production and that was once an area where Soviets would rival the West.

    And it’s stupid to fault Russia for its use of natural resources.

    How am I faulting them? I'm just pointing out that Marxism is total bullshit as seen by the fact that the Soviets had to sell oil to keep their economy afloat. Marxist predicted world domination of Communism and that everyone would be in awe of its economic and technological gains. The plan was not to turn Russia into a gas station and make everyone shop at dreary government stores. Marx even believed that man himself would change into a higher being as he was freed from capitalism.

    Marxist economics were clearly bullshit and by the late 1930s even Stalin knew it. By the time WW2 was over they were just practicing state monopoly capitalism and ironically dependent on Western capitalist countries for technological development.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Read this thread:

    BTW, read all of Galeev’s stuff. His predictions in February (when even many pro-Ukraine analysts thought that Russia would roll over Ukraine and the Putinists thought that Zelensky would be on a helicopter to Warsaw in 3 days) all hold up amazingly well:

    Galeev said that the Soviets created artificial competition in their defense industries because they knew that without a market economy they needed this. There was MiG vs Tupelov, etc. (They also looked at market economies in order to set internal prices – the command economy had no way of knowing, should a kilo of beef cost 3x the price of a kilo of chicken? 2x? 4x? There’s a famous Soviet economist joke. A Soviet economist wakes up several hundred years in the future. After he comes to, the first thing he asks is, “Is the entire world Communist as Marx predicted?” They reply to him, “Yes, the entire planet is Communist, except for Belgium.” He replies, “Why Belgium?” and they tell him, “We need to keep someone to tell us the prices.”)

    But Putin did away with all of this as “wasteful competition” and created various monopolies so the modern Russian economy is in some respects WORSE than the Soviet economy.

  228. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke

    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi's future security or their personal dignity or whatever.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi’s future security or their personal dignity or whatever.

    This sounds like something emanating from a Democrat flack. They are alleging that this was something done at the behest of the GOP. Serious claims require serious evidence. At the moment, it’s not even clear this was more than a lovers’ tiff. Part of the problem with Occam’s Razor in a situation like this is there’s no accounting for the perversity of the alphabet soup party. That’s why I think it’s great that Tucker Carlson is pointing out that the party of men who shower with their small daughters should never be taken at its word.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke


    At the moment, it’s not even clear this was more than a lovers’ tiff.
     
    Oh bullshit. There is plenty of evidence that DePape broke into the house intending to confront Nancy and zero evidence that he and Mr. Pelosi are lovers. First of all, there's no evidence that Paul is even gay and 2nd this is not 1952 where gay men have to seek out "rough trade" like DePape (and DePape was very rough indeed) to fulfill their desires. And if this is not clear at the moment, it will be made VERY clear in due course at DePape's trial.

    The idea that this nutjob was sent at the behest of the GOP is complete nonsense but the cure for that is to call it out as nonsense, not to concoct an even more nonsensical story that he was Paul Pelosi's lover. There are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories out there but this one is ESPECIALLY stupid.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  229. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The Capitol Police and the Federal/local prosecutors may have good reasons for not wanting to release the video in advance of trial which outweigh the curiosity of the Interwebs. Unless the video falls under a public records law (and even then whoever wanted to see it would have to sue) they are under no obligation to allay the bogus suspicions of random conspiracy theorists when it could prejudice their case or the Pelosi’s future security or their personal dignity or whatever.
     
    This sounds like something emanating from a Democrat flack. They are alleging that this was something done at the behest of the GOP. Serious claims require serious evidence. At the moment, it's not even clear this was more than a lovers' tiff. Part of the problem with Occam's Razor in a situation like this is there's no accounting for the perversity of the alphabet soup party. That's why I think it's great that Tucker Carlson is pointing out that the party of men who shower with their small daughters should never be taken at its word.

    Replies: @Jack D

    At the moment, it’s not even clear this was more than a lovers’ tiff.

    Oh bullshit. There is plenty of evidence that DePape broke into the house intending to confront Nancy and zero evidence that he and Mr. Pelosi are lovers. First of all, there’s no evidence that Paul is even gay and 2nd this is not 1952 where gay men have to seek out “rough trade” like DePape (and DePape was very rough indeed) to fulfill their desires. And if this is not clear at the moment, it will be made VERY clear in due course at DePape’s trial.

    The idea that this nutjob was sent at the behest of the GOP is complete nonsense but the cure for that is to call it out as nonsense, not to concoct an even more nonsensical story that he was Paul Pelosi’s lover. There are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories out there but this one is ESPECIALLY stupid.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    There are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories out there but this one is ESPECIALLY stupid.
     
    I agree it's stupid. But consider the audience on both sides of the aisle. Very often, what comes out first is what sticks in everyone's minds. That means you have to fight stupid (the GOP put him up to this) with stupid (the perp was Pelosi's gay lover).
  230. @Jack D
    @Johann Ricke


    At the moment, it’s not even clear this was more than a lovers’ tiff.
     
    Oh bullshit. There is plenty of evidence that DePape broke into the house intending to confront Nancy and zero evidence that he and Mr. Pelosi are lovers. First of all, there's no evidence that Paul is even gay and 2nd this is not 1952 where gay men have to seek out "rough trade" like DePape (and DePape was very rough indeed) to fulfill their desires. And if this is not clear at the moment, it will be made VERY clear in due course at DePape's trial.

    The idea that this nutjob was sent at the behest of the GOP is complete nonsense but the cure for that is to call it out as nonsense, not to concoct an even more nonsensical story that he was Paul Pelosi's lover. There are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories out there but this one is ESPECIALLY stupid.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    There are a lot of stupid conspiracy theories out there but this one is ESPECIALLY stupid.

    I agree it’s stupid. But consider the audience on both sides of the aisle. Very often, what comes out first is what sticks in everyone’s minds. That means you have to fight stupid (the GOP put him up to this) with stupid (the perp was Pelosi’s gay lover).

  231. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    If at least 10 Congressman call for limiting Jewish influence in America, will overtly antisemitic Tucker Carlson activate?
     
    No, because those 10 will consist of Ilhan Omar and the like and, while politics makes strange bedfellows, Carlson is not going to be caught in bed with that gang.

    The chances that 10 conservative Congressmen will call for limiting Jewish influence in America are nil. Wake me when that happens - it will be right around the time that the Ukrainian Army is encircled in a "cauldron". All the predictions of you 5 cent Nostradamusi aren't worth a plug nickel. You are never right about ANYTHING because you can never get to a correct solution starting from false premises.

    Replies: @anonymous, @anon, @Pat Kittle

    You were asked a revealing question:

    Would it be good for White Americans if jewish influence were more limited?
    — (https://www.unz.com/isteve/mike-judges-beavis-and-butt-head/#comment-5636558)

    Well, would it?

  232. @Jack D
    @JimB

    Bigger is not necessarily better. A Honda Civic has better crash test ratings than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Crash resistance has a lot to do with how the car is engineered and not just its size - you have to get the crumple zones right, use high strength steel in the right places, etc. All things equal, bigger is better but all things are not equal between car companies.

    Also SUV's have higher centers of gravity which makes them more prone to rollover.

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

    A Civic would not have gone over on its side with the same impact.

    Replies: @JimB

    Bigger is not necessarily better. A Honda Civic has better crash test ratings than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Crash resistance has a lot to do with how the car is engineered and not just its size – you have to get the crumple zones right, use high strength steel in the right places, etc.

    Point taken. A family member driving a 90’s vintage Honda Civic survived a horrendous crash with only light injuries. I thought about performing a Shinto ceremony in front of it thanking it for saving the life of my loved one.

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