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The Tatar looks like Walter White of “Breaking Bad” playing Lenin in an Albuquerque community theater production of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties.”

 
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  1. Anonymous[110] • Disclaimer says:

    Who knew that Gypsies are the handsomest criminals in Russia?

    Can someone explain the joke? I don’t get it.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    The Gypsy guy kinda looks like Orlando Bloom.

    Everyone else looks like Niko Bellic, the main character of GTA 4.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1TwNGlzjexg/UgDyYZ0GFnI/AAAAAAAAADg/zdr8uNjoNn4/s1600/gta4-niko-bellic.jpg

    The “joke” I believe is Gypsies are the main culprits of petty crime in Russia. The most guilty demographic is the most sympathetic looking.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Anonymous

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kgZ1DZsqx84/U7WcyOPunGI/AAAAAAAACrk/mytQvhOBkeU/s1600/Steve_Sailer_Portrait_9_size_12.jpg

    Get it?

  2. I like the Azerbaijanian look. Right admixture of Asian + Euro genes. Smack-dab on the Caucasus.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @anon

    The Azberginian looks like a gr gr great nephew of Stalin.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCstmBw-2oU

    , @bomag
    @anon

    Estonian is the most pleasant.

  3. Which one most closely matches the Russian security guy from Occupied?

    • Replies: @ganderson
    @Dave Pinsen

    "Occupied" any good?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

  4. It’s hard to tell the Armenian, the Georgian and the Azerbaijani apart – they all resemble a thirtyish Joseph Stalin

  5. I like the “diversity” of the most wanted criminals in my hometown:

    https://www.santa-ana.org/pd/most-wanted

    It’s always 100% Mexican.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @petit bourgeois


    It’s always 100% Mexican.
     
    As far as the FBI's crime statistics are concerned, those guys are white.
  6. @Anonymous

    Who knew that Gypsies are the handsomest criminals in Russia?
     
    Can someone explain the joke? I don’t get it.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Chrisnonymous

    The Gypsy guy kinda looks like Orlando Bloom.

    Everyone else looks like Niko Bellic, the main character of GTA 4.

    The “joke” I believe is Gypsies are the main culprits of petty crime in Russia. The most guilty demographic is the most sympathetic looking.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Kronos

    Well, why wouldn't everyone else in the Russian Rogues' Gallery look like the character Niko Bellic? Bellic is Croatian-sounding, and the image of the character is intended to depict "Russian Mafia"?

    The Jewish dude doesn't look like any other Jewish guy I have met or seen on TV apart from actor Peter Lorre?

    I think what iSteve is getting at is that this Racial Profiling card is the Slavic version of facial recognition in China. The stereotype is that Westerners cannot distinguish Japanese from Korean from Chinese let alone tell Chinese individuals apart.

  7. That Tatar is late great character actor David Opatoshu, or my name is Caleb Hull.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @San Fernando Curt

    That Tatar is late great character actor David Opatoshu, or my name is Caleb Hull.

    A Jewish Tatar then?

  8. The Lithuanian guy looks like a generic Suburban Republican Dad from flyover country. That’s like the most generic American white guy face ever. That’s the face of a guy who drives a pickup truck, but is careful to choose one that’s not too flashy.

    The Armenian guy is Peak Armenian. There’s actually a Kardashian resemblance there.

    The Latvian guy has a bit of a Haven Monahan vibe.

    • Agree: Andy
    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Mr. Blank

    I was going to say the Lithuanian guy looks like Charles Atlas.

  9. I hear that Georgians have a reputation as being swarthy hot-tempered charmers in Russia. Think a Soviet-sphere version of the sexy Latin lover. If Stalin’s well-documented success with women as a young man is an indicator…

    Anyway, I can’t speak for Russia, but the already widely held perception in Asia that the US is a very dangerous place isn’t being helped much by recent events, and that nobody here is fooled by things like this. Even young, (very) relatively pozzed types from Singapore’s minority groups, much more predisposed to sympathy to blacks than the ethnic Chinese, will immediately get where you are going if you offer to share “a statistic on race and crime that the US media doesn’t want you to know”. They’ll accept it as casually as if you’ve just pointed out the sky is blue.

  10. I hate to note this, because it reeks of stereotype. But if I was directing an old-time Hollywood movie that called for a “keeper of the harem,” I’d hand the scimitar to The Turkman.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @San Fernando Curt

    Kurt dealt with him in the ring in NYC.

  11. the tatar is OBVIOUSLY red alert 2’s yuri

    • LOL: Thomas, Kronos
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @raven lunatic

    Those helicopters that converted into artillery pieces were very useful.

    While we're on the subject: WHY DID THEY MAKE KANE AN ALIEN?!?!?!?

  12. @anon
    I like the Azerbaijanian look. Right admixture of Asian + Euro genes. Smack-dab on the Caucasus.

    Replies: @Alden, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag

    The Azberginian looks like a gr gr great nephew of Stalin.

  13. San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief said.

    So in other words, in order to stop perpetrating stereotypes of criminals….they are basically validating them.

    “You assume most criminals are black, or Hispanic, or tattooed freak drug addicts. Well we aren’t going to publish all those pictures of blacks or Hispanics or tattooed freak drug addicts, because that’s all criminals pretty much are, so there!”

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Wilkey

    Reality confirms stereotypes, therefore we will avoid reality.

    That's woke America, in a nutshell.

  14. If you ever want to make a Russian cop laugh, explain to him how racial profiling is controversial in the US.

    • Replies: @Marty
    @JL

    Well, let’s face it, Joe Morgan really didn’t look much like a drug dealer.

  15. Speaking of criminals, looks like Trump’s campaign apparatus is trying to win back right wing voters who have abandoned him over his sell outs.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president’s thinking tell Axios.

    Why would anyone trust Trump again? If he isn’t going to listen to Kushner, will he fire him from his official role? If he keeps Kushner on, why would anyone believe he won’t listen next time? This administration has become a farce.

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @ATBOTL


    Why would anyone trust Trump again?
     
    The great thing about a constitutional republic is that if you do not like your government you can vote it out of office every "so many" years.

    Consider some the most powerful haters of Donald Trump: the interagency, "big media," and "big money."

    We can't vote them out of office. They view "government of/by/for the people," as an affront. We do not truly know who they are.

    Do you want to be governed by those you can vote out of office or, ruled by shadowy ultra-powerful masters of mass media?
    , @Inquiring Mind
    @ATBOTL

    Why is President Trump distancing himself from his criminal justice reform initiative?

    Couldn't he slam Joe Biden as a poseur and a fraud with a TV ad about "Joe Biden voted to put young black men behind bars! President Trump acted to show compassion."?

    Right-wing voters must be pretty fussy customers for not having anything close to a majority voting coalition to not recognize this as election-year tactics. Left-wing voters will scream that this is shameless pandering, but hey, what can they do about TV ads hammering, just hammering their guy for his get-tough-on-crime Senate votes?

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @ATBOTL


    This administration has become a farce.
     
    Compared to what? The genuine article offered by Obama? Hey! Let's light up the Middle East and trigger a flood of refugees into Europe! Trans men are women, trans women are men, trans quadriplegics get their necks broken, and trans quadruple amputees get their arms and legs cut off, all at taxpayer expense. Do you want to see them continue the "Long March" to our glorious Soviet future?

    Cowboy up, and recognize that Trump is not just the best we can do. He is the best we can do by a wide margin.

    Vote Trump, and keep you whinging to yourself.

    Replies: @John Gruskos

    , @MBlanc46
    @ATBOTL

    It doesn’t matter much. People who vote for Trump will do so because he’s not Biden. And conversely.

  16. Anonymous[836] • Disclaimer says:

    The Jew looks like Garry Kasparov.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  17. OT: “Polyamorous relationships” given legal standing in Somerville, MA.

    Polygamy to follow?

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/01/metro/somerville-recognizes-polyamorous-relationships-new-domestic-partnership-ordinance

    “The ordinance was ready to go, but it just didn’t feel right to me. I wanted more input,” Davis said.

    Scott called and said he had noticed that the language in the ordinance defined a domestic partnership as a relationship between two people.

    “I said, ‘I don’t have a good answer for that,’ ” Davis said.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/whats-next-support-for-polygamy-growing-on-left/#comment-3431109 (#45)

    Now that marriage in the US is no longer exclusively defined as between one man and one woman, legally there will be no lasting mechanism to stop the official recognition of polygamous marriages between consenting adults. A future conservative Supreme Court may punt the issue, but maintaining the ban on polygamy is untenable now that gay marriage is federally protected by Obergefell v. Hodges.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Government marriage died with homo marriage. Now they're just abusing the corpse.

    In preparation for the future, I'd now like to bring up polyamorous divorce, in particular divorcing a subset of the polyamorous mob. It would seem unfair that A would have to divorce both B and C (to start with the easiest case) rather than just one of them. And on top of that, imagine the virtue signaling possibilities!

  18. @Mr. Blank
    The Lithuanian guy looks like a generic Suburban Republican Dad from flyover country. That’s like the most generic American white guy face ever. That’s the face of a guy who drives a pickup truck, but is careful to choose one that’s not too flashy.

    The Armenian guy is Peak Armenian. There’s actually a Kardashian resemblance there.

    The Latvian guy has a bit of a Haven Monahan vibe.

    Replies: @Thomas

    I was going to say the Lithuanian guy looks like Charles Atlas.

  19. I’m trying to decide if the young Stalin, photographed by the Russian police in 1902, could have been identified as a Georgian by looking at that Russian identikit.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @PiltdownMan

    Say what you will about Stalin, but the man's hair was epic.....



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrR6CywxmRg

    , @Almost Missouri
    @PiltdownMan

    That reminds me, where are the Chechens? Didn't Chechen lives matter in the USSR? Or did it take the enlightened Bostonians to understand this?

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/1969/12/31/a84c8474-edda-11e8-89c1-f33a59017696.jpg

    P.S. Chechen wife:
    https://d279m997dpfwgl.cloudfront.net/wp/2016/12/1223_katherine-russell-1000x705.jpg

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Peter Akuleyev, @Escher

  20. The 3 Baltic guys are the only ones that don’t scare the hell out of me.

    • Replies: @Parbes
    @Johnny789

    You're a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.

    Replies: @Johnny789, @Charles Erwin Wilson

  21. The Gypsy looks like Czar Nicholas II . Who was handsome .
    And killed by ugliness . The kind we’re seeing now .

  22. The Jew looks like a cross between Franz Kafka and Peter Lorre…..

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @syonredux

    It looks very much like Trotsky.

    https://cdni.rbth.com/rbthmedia/images/2017.12/original/5a26a7dd15e9f959be45f185.jpg

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  23. @PiltdownMan
    I'm trying to decide if the young Stalin, photographed by the Russian police in 1902, could have been identified as a Georgian by looking at that Russian identikit.

    https://i.imgur.com/bEthGLv.jpg?1

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

    Replies: @syonredux, @Almost Missouri

    Say what you will about Stalin, but the man’s hair was epic…..

  24. The Tatar looks like an honest-to-God Tatar.

    At least according to the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of Prince Igor from a few years back.

    Link below to a picture of how the main Tatar character, Khan Konchak, was portrayed (he’s the one in the mustard-colored uniform). The resemblance is uncanny.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Ben Kurtz


    The Tatar looks like an honest-to-God Tatar.
     
    I think I'm noticing a pattern...

    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/NPG-PA_NPG_18_55-1-998x725.jpg
  25. @syonredux
    The Jew looks like a cross between Franz Kafka and Peter Lorre.....

    Replies: @Kronos

    It looks very much like Trotsky.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.

    https://www.netflix.com/title/81025391?s=a&trkid=13747225&t=cp

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

  26. @San Fernando Curt
    I hate to note this, because it reeks of stereotype. But if I was directing an old-time Hollywood movie that called for a "keeper of the harem," I'd hand the scimitar to The Turkman.

    Replies: @Cortes

    Kurt dealt with him in the ring in NYC.

  27. Steve, what’s the reason for the brevity of your much needed levity?

  28. @PiltdownMan
    I'm trying to decide if the young Stalin, photographed by the Russian police in 1902, could have been identified as a Georgian by looking at that Russian identikit.

    https://i.imgur.com/bEthGLv.jpg?1

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

    Replies: @syonredux, @Almost Missouri

    That reminds me, where are the Chechens? Didn’t Chechen lives matter in the USSR? Or did it take the enlightened Bostonians to understand this?

    P.S. Chechen wife:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Almost Missouri


    Didn’t Chechen lives matter in the USSR?
     
    In the USSR, perhaps, but not in the years immediately after, judging by this picture of Grozy after the seige.

    https://afghanhindsight.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/grozny-destroyed.jpg
    , @Peter Akuleyev
    @Almost Missouri

    Starting in the 1940s, the USSR kept the Chechens on lockdown in exile in Kazakhstan. It was only when things began to liberalize that Chechens became a problem again.

    Either that, or they were already so powerful that the cops were scared to touch them. Depends when this sketch book was made.

    , @Escher
    @Almost Missouri

    I think the Chechen wife in this case is actually an American who converted after she married the older brother.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  29. @Almost Missouri
    @PiltdownMan

    That reminds me, where are the Chechens? Didn't Chechen lives matter in the USSR? Or did it take the enlightened Bostonians to understand this?

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/1969/12/31/a84c8474-edda-11e8-89c1-f33a59017696.jpg

    P.S. Chechen wife:
    https://d279m997dpfwgl.cloudfront.net/wp/2016/12/1223_katherine-russell-1000x705.jpg

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Peter Akuleyev, @Escher

    Didn’t Chechen lives matter in the USSR?

    In the USSR, perhaps, but not in the years immediately after, judging by this picture of Grozy after the seige.

  30. @Johnny789
    The 3 Baltic guys are the only ones that don't scare the hell out of me.

    Replies: @Parbes

    You’re a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
    @Parbes

    I know you are, but what am I?

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Parbes


    You’re a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.
     
    Eww. Somebody touched a Chechen nerve.

    Replies: @Parbes

  31. The Georgian, Azeri, and Armenian could have been sketched by Tom of Finland.

  32. The Jew looks a lot like the (Russian and Jewish) Konstantin Kisin

  33. At last! The definitive guide to Men with Chains.

  34. @anon
    I like the Azerbaijanian look. Right admixture of Asian + Euro genes. Smack-dab on the Caucasus.

    Replies: @Alden, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag

  35. The Tatar looks like Walter White of “Breaking Bad” playing Lenin in an Albuquerque community theater production of Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties.”

    See, now that was funny, and I’ve never seen Breaking Bad, or been to community theater, or know who Tom Stoppard is, for that matter. It’s in the wording.

    BTW, I gather the point is that the Russians have plenty of PC infiltration themselves.

  36. @anon
    I like the Azerbaijanian look. Right admixture of Asian + Euro genes. Smack-dab on the Caucasus.

    Replies: @Alden, @Achmed E. Newman, @bomag

    Estonian is the most pleasant.

  37. Stereotypes of Criminals in San Francisco vs. Russia

    And Rapid City. That burg’s downtown features bronze statues of all the presidents. On our recent visit there, there was dried spittle on Bush II’s face, and a cigarette butt stuck into Ronald Reagan’s left pupil.

    Had this been done to the most recent statue…

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    For fun, google "statues are fighting back"

    https://eatliver.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/fighting-statues7.jpg

  38. @petit bourgeois
    I like the "diversity" of the most wanted criminals in my hometown:

    https://www.santa-ana.org/pd/most-wanted

    It's always 100% Mexican.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    It’s always 100% Mexican.

    As far as the FBI’s crime statistics are concerned, those guys are white.

  39. @ATBOTL
    Speaking of criminals, looks like Trump's campaign apparatus is trying to win back right wing voters who have abandoned him over his sell outs.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell Axios.
     
    Why would anyone trust Trump again? If he isn't going to listen to Kushner, will he fire him from his official role? If he keeps Kushner on, why would anyone believe he won't listen next time? This administration has become a farce.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @Inquiring Mind, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @MBlanc46

    Why would anyone trust Trump again?

    The great thing about a constitutional republic is that if you do not like your government you can vote it out of office every “so many” years.

    Consider some the most powerful haters of Donald Trump: the interagency, “big media,” and “big money.”

    We can’t vote them out of office. They view “government of/by/for the people,” as an affront. We do not truly know who they are.

    Do you want to be governed by those you can vote out of office or, ruled by shadowy ultra-powerful masters of mass media?

  40. @Wilkey

    San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief said.
     
    So in other words, in order to stop perpetrating stereotypes of criminals....they are basically validating them.

    "You assume most criminals are black, or Hispanic, or tattooed freak drug addicts. Well we aren't going to publish all those pictures of blacks or Hispanics or tattooed freak drug addicts, because that's all criminals pretty much are, so there!"

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Reality confirms stereotypes, therefore we will avoid reality.

    That’s woke America, in a nutshell.

  41. @Kronos
    @syonredux

    It looks very much like Trotsky.

    https://cdni.rbth.com/rbthmedia/images/2017.12/original/5a26a7dd15e9f959be45f185.jpg

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.

    https://www.netflix.com/title/81025391?s=a&trkid=13747225&t=cp

    • Thanks: Kronos
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Hypnotoad666

    Death of Stalin is good too.

    , @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666


    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.
     
    Perhaps you could tell me: is Trotsky given a a sympathetic portrayal?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  42. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Speaking of which, Russia has “Karens” too!

    However, Russian retail clerks are more “hands on” than ours.

    “Miss… you’re not allowed to bring your dog into the store…”

    • Thanks: Just another serf
  43. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Stereotypes of Criminals in San Francisco vs. Russia
     
    And Rapid City. That burg's downtown features bronze statues of all the presidents. On our recent visit there, there was dried spittle on Bush II's face, and a cigarette butt stuck into Ronald Reagan's left pupil.

    Had this been done to the most recent statue...






    https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5d495afa37f1f90008ec624d/960x0.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

    For fun, google “statues are fighting back”

  44. @Anonymous

    Who knew that Gypsies are the handsomest criminals in Russia?
     
    Can someone explain the joke? I don’t get it.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Chrisnonymous

    Get it?

  45. The hilarious joke is that the Armenian and Azerbaijani look almost identical. That is bound to piss both sides off.

    The “gypsy” suggests this is fake. Everyone knows gypsies hang out in pedestrian underpasses and are generally filthy and missing teeth.

  46. @Almost Missouri
    @PiltdownMan

    That reminds me, where are the Chechens? Didn't Chechen lives matter in the USSR? Or did it take the enlightened Bostonians to understand this?

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/1969/12/31/a84c8474-edda-11e8-89c1-f33a59017696.jpg

    P.S. Chechen wife:
    https://d279m997dpfwgl.cloudfront.net/wp/2016/12/1223_katherine-russell-1000x705.jpg

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Peter Akuleyev, @Escher

    Starting in the 1940s, the USSR kept the Chechens on lockdown in exile in Kazakhstan. It was only when things began to liberalize that Chechens became a problem again.

    Either that, or they were already so powerful that the cops were scared to touch them. Depends when this sketch book was made.

  47. @Dave Pinsen
    Which one most closely matches the Russian security guy from Occupied?

    Replies: @ganderson

    “Occupied” any good?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @ganderson

    The first two seasons are great. Third season goes off the rails a bit, but is still entertaining.

  48. Maybe the takeaway here is why are the police arresting people who are “not a public threat”, and then we get to define “public threat”.

  49. @raven lunatic
    the tatar is OBVIOUSLY red alert 2's yuri

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    Those helicopters that converted into artillery pieces were very useful.

    While we’re on the subject: WHY DID THEY MAKE KANE AN ALIEN?!?!?!?

  50. Aren’t police photos public documents? Does that mean you will need to do a FOI request every week for those pictures to access the “Color of Crime?” that week?

    Where are the Leftist lawyers doing their “the MAN is suppressing the TRUTH!” schtick?

  51. @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    The Gypsy guy kinda looks like Orlando Bloom.

    Everyone else looks like Niko Bellic, the main character of GTA 4.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1TwNGlzjexg/UgDyYZ0GFnI/AAAAAAAAADg/zdr8uNjoNn4/s1600/gta4-niko-bellic.jpg

    The “joke” I believe is Gypsies are the main culprits of petty crime in Russia. The most guilty demographic is the most sympathetic looking.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind

    Well, why wouldn’t everyone else in the Russian Rogues’ Gallery look like the character Niko Bellic? Bellic is Croatian-sounding, and the image of the character is intended to depict “Russian Mafia”?

    The Jewish dude doesn’t look like any other Jewish guy I have met or seen on TV apart from actor Peter Lorre?

    I think what iSteve is getting at is that this Racial Profiling card is the Slavic version of facial recognition in China. The stereotype is that Westerners cannot distinguish Japanese from Korean from Chinese let alone tell Chinese individuals apart.

  52. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ben Kurtz
    The Tatar looks like an honest-to-God Tatar.

    At least according to the Metropolitan Opera's staging of Prince Igor from a few years back.

    Link below to a picture of how the main Tatar character, Khan Konchak, was portrayed (he's the one in the mustard-colored uniform). The resemblance is uncanny.

    https://newyorkclassicalreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/B5A9324-XL.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

    The Tatar looks like an honest-to-God Tatar.

    I think I’m noticing a pattern…

  53. @ATBOTL
    Speaking of criminals, looks like Trump's campaign apparatus is trying to win back right wing voters who have abandoned him over his sell outs.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell Axios.
     
    Why would anyone trust Trump again? If he isn't going to listen to Kushner, will he fire him from his official role? If he keeps Kushner on, why would anyone believe he won't listen next time? This administration has become a farce.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @Inquiring Mind, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @MBlanc46

    Why is President Trump distancing himself from his criminal justice reform initiative?

    Couldn’t he slam Joe Biden as a poseur and a fraud with a TV ad about “Joe Biden voted to put young black men behind bars! President Trump acted to show compassion.”?

    Right-wing voters must be pretty fussy customers for not having anything close to a majority voting coalition to not recognize this as election-year tactics. Left-wing voters will scream that this is shameless pandering, but hey, what can they do about TV ads hammering, just hammering their guy for his get-tough-on-crime Senate votes?

  54. @JL
    If you ever want to make a Russian cop laugh, explain to him how racial profiling is controversial in the US.

    Replies: @Marty

    Well, let’s face it, Joe Morgan really didn’t look much like a drug dealer.

  55. I like the Lithuanian’s attitude. No illusions. Wryly fatalistic.

  56. @San Fernando Curt
    That Tatar is late great character actor David Opatoshu, or my name is Caleb Hull.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    That Tatar is late great character actor David Opatoshu, or my name is Caleb Hull.

    A Jewish Tatar then?

  57. @Almost Missouri
    @PiltdownMan

    That reminds me, where are the Chechens? Didn't Chechen lives matter in the USSR? Or did it take the enlightened Bostonians to understand this?

    https://www.bostonherald.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/1969/12/31/a84c8474-edda-11e8-89c1-f33a59017696.jpg

    P.S. Chechen wife:
    https://d279m997dpfwgl.cloudfront.net/wp/2016/12/1223_katherine-russell-1000x705.jpg

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @Peter Akuleyev, @Escher

    I think the Chechen wife in this case is actually an American who converted after she married the older brother.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Escher

    Yes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlan_Tsarnaev#Katherine_Russell

    Bored atheistic upper-middle class girl falls for exotic bad boy, overlooks his other women, leaves her family, drops out from college, bears his child, marries him, changes her name and religion and searches online for "If your husband becomes a shahid, what are the rewards for you?"

    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it's impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.

    Perhaps I should have put "Chechen wife" in quotation marks, as I included her picture in the spirit of the original Soviet physiognomic sketches. But anyhow, I assumed readers would already know this, as you did.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Charles Erwin Wilson

  58. The Moldovian looks a bit like Nicolae Ceausescu, which I guess makes sense, since it’s right next to Romania.

  59. Talking of Russia, The Lincoln Project (A bunch of unhappy Republicans, led by Trump’s Counselor’s husband!) has made this ad with menacing sounding Russian voice and graphics. But it sounds funny rather than threatening to my ears.

    • Replies: @Andy
    @epebble

    whoever did this is seriously out of date as he/she/it believes Russia today is still communist

    , @Andy
    @epebble

    whoever did this is seriously out of date as he/she/it believes Russia today is still communist

    , @anon
    @epebble

    Someone is seriously living in the past, 30+ years ago. Is the Lincoln Project associated with PragerU by any chance?

  60. Yes, the lack of a Chechen face there makes this seem bogus. They are the most feared and notorious ethnic group in the former USSR. Many criminal organizations there based on clan heritage.

    I think the recent French Chechen vs. Algerian dust-up verifies this.

    Of course Russian cops know what Chechens look like so this facial recognition poster is useful only when the suspect is obviously not Chechen. Witnesses still breathing, etc.

  61. Lousy Uzbeks – the weak link in the great chain of socialism!

  62. When cops get bored, they go on-line pretending to be 11-year-old girls. After a pedo-roundup, they post a mugshot gallery of the men (and a few women) who took the bait, and they all have weird, deformed faces, as if their moms drank paint thinner while pregnant.

  63. @epebble
    Talking of Russia, The Lincoln Project (A bunch of unhappy Republicans, led by Trump's Counselor's husband!) has made this ad with menacing sounding Russian voice and graphics. But it sounds funny rather than threatening to my ears.

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

    Replies: @Andy, @Andy, @anon

    whoever did this is seriously out of date as he/she/it believes Russia today is still communist

  64. @epebble
    Talking of Russia, The Lincoln Project (A bunch of unhappy Republicans, led by Trump's Counselor's husband!) has made this ad with menacing sounding Russian voice and graphics. But it sounds funny rather than threatening to my ears.

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

    Replies: @Andy, @Andy, @anon

    whoever did this is seriously out of date as he/she/it believes Russia today is still communist

  65. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Jew vs Turkman cagematch in cell 117 ?

  66. @ganderson
    @Dave Pinsen

    "Occupied" any good?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    The first two seasons are great. Third season goes off the rails a bit, but is still entertaining.

  67. @Parbes
    @Johnny789

    You're a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.

    Replies: @Johnny789, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I know you are, but what am I?

  68. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    OT: “Polyamorous relationships” given legal standing in Somerville, MA.

    Polygamy to follow?

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/01/metro/somerville-recognizes-polyamorous-relationships-new-domestic-partnership-ordinance

    “The ordinance was ready to go, but it just didn’t feel right to me. I wanted more input,” Davis said.

    Scott called and said he had noticed that the language in the ordinance defined a domestic partnership as a relationship between two people.

    “I said, ‘I don’t have a good answer for that,’ " Davis said.
     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/whats-next-support-for-polygamy-growing-on-left/#comment-3431109 (#45)

    Now that marriage in the US is no longer exclusively defined as between one man and one woman, legally there will be no lasting mechanism to stop the official recognition of polygamous marriages between consenting adults. A future conservative Supreme Court may punt the issue, but maintaining the ban on polygamy is untenable now that gay marriage is federally protected by Obergefell v. Hodges.
     

    Replies: @Pericles

    Government marriage died with homo marriage. Now they’re just abusing the corpse.

    In preparation for the future, I’d now like to bring up polyamorous divorce, in particular divorcing a subset of the polyamorous mob. It would seem unfair that A would have to divorce both B and C (to start with the easiest case) rather than just one of them. And on top of that, imagine the virtue signaling possibilities!

  69. @Escher
    @Almost Missouri

    I think the Chechen wife in this case is actually an American who converted after she married the older brother.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Yes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlan_Tsarnaev#Katherine_Russell

    Bored atheistic upper-middle class girl falls for exotic bad boy, overlooks his other women, leaves her family, drops out from college, bears his child, marries him, changes her name and religion and searches online for “If your husband becomes a shahid, what are the rewards for you?”

    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it’s impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.

    Perhaps I should have put “Chechen wife” in quotation marks, as I included her picture in the spirit of the original Soviet physiognomic sketches. But anyhow, I assumed readers would already know this, as you did.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Almost Missouri

    Her early interest in the Peace Corps is a huge red flag that she is susceptible to exotic foreigners.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Almost Missouri


    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it’s impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.
     
    Right! Because getting an empty-headed young women to stupidly choose a life-path of sorrow never happens.

    I wonder if she went for the full FGM to be sure that she stayed true to the Chechen goat-f\/c|<3r.
  70. @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.

    https://www.netflix.com/title/81025391?s=a&trkid=13747225&t=cp

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

    Death of Stalin is good too.

    • Agree: Kronos
  71. Is there a panel of stereotypes of women of that era?

    (I suspect that the sketches of the guys are modified versions of leading members of the CPSU).

  72. I thought the new policy about mugshots seemed ridiculous but then I saw that there are websites that put up mugshots — sometimes from many years ago — and extort money from the people who got arrested.

    “Since that incident in May 2012, Rakoczy, who is now an author, has been falsely detained six more times – at the beach, at dinner with his editor, at three other campsites and most recently, in November 2017, he was detained while dining with friends in Alabama. In every case, someone had Googled his name and seen the outdated and inaccurate mugshot record that appears among the top results.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/12/mugshot-exploitation-websites-arrests-shame

    Not everyone who is arrested is found guilty. Maybe we should get photos of the convicted people only.

  73. Wait a minute–those guys hit me up on Grindr.

  74. @Almost Missouri
    @Escher

    Yes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlan_Tsarnaev#Katherine_Russell

    Bored atheistic upper-middle class girl falls for exotic bad boy, overlooks his other women, leaves her family, drops out from college, bears his child, marries him, changes her name and religion and searches online for "If your husband becomes a shahid, what are the rewards for you?"

    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it's impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.

    Perhaps I should have put "Chechen wife" in quotation marks, as I included her picture in the spirit of the original Soviet physiognomic sketches. But anyhow, I assumed readers would already know this, as you did.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Her early interest in the Peace Corps is a huge red flag that she is susceptible to exotic foreigners.

  75. • Replies: @Cortes
    @syonredux

    Superb!

    , @Joe Stalin
    @syonredux

    Wow, a "Snowflake" woman character in the 1944 Dick Tracy syndicated comics.

    Someone needs to immediately revive that and put on memes for 2020 NOW!

  76. @syonredux
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UMPClLo96gw/WDUk27jme5I/AAAAAAAAAqY/70Tu9fruXgMSAUXTrPZPBPX0ZHBHFa2uwCLcB/s1600/dicktracypanels5.jpg

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Stalin

    Superb!

  77. @ATBOTL
    Speaking of criminals, looks like Trump's campaign apparatus is trying to win back right wing voters who have abandoned him over his sell outs.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell Axios.
     
    Why would anyone trust Trump again? If he isn't going to listen to Kushner, will he fire him from his official role? If he keeps Kushner on, why would anyone believe he won't listen next time? This administration has become a farce.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @Inquiring Mind, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @MBlanc46

    This administration has become a farce.

    Compared to what? The genuine article offered by Obama? Hey! Let’s light up the Middle East and trigger a flood of refugees into Europe! Trans men are women, trans women are men, trans quadriplegics get their necks broken, and trans quadruple amputees get their arms and legs cut off, all at taxpayer expense. Do you want to see them continue the “Long March” to our glorious Soviet future?

    Cowboy up, and recognize that Trump is not just the best we can do. He is the best we can do by a wide margin.

    Vote Trump, and keep you whinging to yourself.

    • Replies: @John Gruskos
    @Charles Erwin Wilson


    Compared to what?
     
    Eisenhower.
  78. @Parbes
    @Johnny789

    You're a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.

    Replies: @Johnny789, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    You’re a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.

    Eww. Somebody touched a Chechen nerve.

    • Replies: @Parbes
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Thanks for confirming that you're an idiot too.

  79. @Almost Missouri
    @Escher

    Yes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlan_Tsarnaev#Katherine_Russell

    Bored atheistic upper-middle class girl falls for exotic bad boy, overlooks his other women, leaves her family, drops out from college, bears his child, marries him, changes her name and religion and searches online for "If your husband becomes a shahid, what are the rewards for you?"

    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it's impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.

    Perhaps I should have put "Chechen wife" in quotation marks, as I included her picture in the spirit of the original Soviet physiognomic sketches. But anyhow, I assumed readers would already know this, as you did.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Whatever else you can say about these guys, it’s impressive how Tamerlan Tsarnaev took an 18-year-old destined for the modern Western thot-machine, and in the space of a year formed her into a demure model of a modern Muslima, a form which she hews to even beyond his death.

    Right! Because getting an empty-headed young women to stupidly choose a life-path of sorrow never happens.

    I wonder if she went for the full FGM to be sure that she stayed true to the Chechen goat-f\/c|<3r.

  80. @ATBOTL
    Speaking of criminals, looks like Trump's campaign apparatus is trying to win back right wing voters who have abandoned him over his sell outs.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-kushner-second-thoughts-408d5a33-725d-442a-88e4-d6ab6742c139.html

    President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell Axios.
     
    Why would anyone trust Trump again? If he isn't going to listen to Kushner, will he fire him from his official role? If he keeps Kushner on, why would anyone believe he won't listen next time? This administration has become a farce.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @Inquiring Mind, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @MBlanc46

    It doesn’t matter much. People who vote for Trump will do so because he’s not Biden. And conversely.

  81. Hmm, no Germans or Poles. Were the Soviets in denial about the presence of millions of ethnic Germans and Poles on their territory? Or did they just not commit enough crimes to be worth showing?

  82. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @ATBOTL


    This administration has become a farce.
     
    Compared to what? The genuine article offered by Obama? Hey! Let's light up the Middle East and trigger a flood of refugees into Europe! Trans men are women, trans women are men, trans quadriplegics get their necks broken, and trans quadruple amputees get their arms and legs cut off, all at taxpayer expense. Do you want to see them continue the "Long March" to our glorious Soviet future?

    Cowboy up, and recognize that Trump is not just the best we can do. He is the best we can do by a wide margin.

    Vote Trump, and keep you whinging to yourself.

    Replies: @John Gruskos

    Compared to what?

    Eisenhower.

  83. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Parbes


    You’re a moron and a beta gimp at the same time.
     
    Eww. Somebody touched a Chechen nerve.

    Replies: @Parbes

    Thanks for confirming that you’re an idiot too.

  84. @epebble
    Talking of Russia, The Lincoln Project (A bunch of unhappy Republicans, led by Trump's Counselor's husband!) has made this ad with menacing sounding Russian voice and graphics. But it sounds funny rather than threatening to my ears.

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

    Replies: @Andy, @Andy, @anon

    Someone is seriously living in the past, 30+ years ago. Is the Lincoln Project associated with PragerU by any chance?

  85. @syonredux
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UMPClLo96gw/WDUk27jme5I/AAAAAAAAAqY/70Tu9fruXgMSAUXTrPZPBPX0ZHBHFa2uwCLcB/s1600/dicktracypanels5.jpg

    Replies: @Cortes, @Joe Stalin

    Wow, a “Snowflake” woman character in the 1944 Dick Tracy syndicated comics.

    Someone needs to immediately revive that and put on memes for 2020 NOW!

  86. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666
    @Kronos

    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.

    https://www.netflix.com/title/81025391?s=a&trkid=13747225&t=cp

    Replies: @Alden, @Anonymous

    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.

    Perhaps you could tell me: is Trotsky given a a sympathetic portrayal?

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Anonymous


    Perhaps you could tell me: is Trotsky given a a sympathetic portrayal?
     
    I would say it's appropriately ambivalent.

    On a personal level, the Trotsky character is sympathetic. Partly this stems from the fact that the story is told in retrospect from his exile in Mexico City. So at that point he's a defeated exile and you can't help feeling a little sympathy (and you know what's in store for him anyway). He's portrayed as devoted to his children (I don't know if this is true or not), although he also cheated on his wife.

    Politically, however, it's clear that whatever idealism he started with degenerated into an "ends justify the means" philosophy once he had power, and that he wreaked destruction on a massive scale.

    On the other hand, his nemesis, Stalin, is played as a truly menacing force of evil. The actor who plays the young Stalin reminds me of a young DeNiro. His minimalist performance was pretty powerful, I thought. Compared to Stalin, one could think Trotsky wouldn't have been quite as bad. But I didn't detected any attempt to portray the idea that communism would have worked, or been humane, if only the "right people" had been in charge.

  87. The “Gypsy” looks like James Franco.

  88. @Anonymous
    @Hypnotoad666


    By the way, the Russian-made Trotsky biopic on Netflix is pretty good, IMHO.
     
    Perhaps you could tell me: is Trotsky given a a sympathetic portrayal?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Perhaps you could tell me: is Trotsky given a a sympathetic portrayal?

    I would say it’s appropriately ambivalent.

    On a personal level, the Trotsky character is sympathetic. Partly this stems from the fact that the story is told in retrospect from his exile in Mexico City. So at that point he’s a defeated exile and you can’t help feeling a little sympathy (and you know what’s in store for him anyway). He’s portrayed as devoted to his children (I don’t know if this is true or not), although he also cheated on his wife.

    Politically, however, it’s clear that whatever idealism he started with degenerated into an “ends justify the means” philosophy once he had power, and that he wreaked destruction on a massive scale.

    On the other hand, his nemesis, Stalin, is played as a truly menacing force of evil. The actor who plays the young Stalin reminds me of a young DeNiro. His minimalist performance was pretty powerful, I thought. Compared to Stalin, one could think Trotsky wouldn’t have been quite as bad. But I didn’t detected any attempt to portray the idea that communism would have worked, or been humane, if only the “right people” had been in charge.

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