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(Free Republic)   Apparently, Russia is still a little touchy about the 1867 "I'll give you $7.2 million for your backyard, dude" thing   (freerepublic.com) divider line 117
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2005-11-28 08:06:10 PM
I think it's funny that the first guy who posted took a zing at the Democrats, who have absolutely nothing to do with the article.
 
2005-11-28 08:15:38 PM
Phishy: first guy who posted took a zing at the Democrats


Free Republic, where they blame everything on Americans, especially those that hold a different view point.
 
2005-11-28 08:20:26 PM
Makes you wonder what the Cold War would have been like, if the Soviets owned that territory.
 
2005-11-28 08:35:06 PM
Fnord:
Option A) Scary
Option B) Never would have happened due to either the "don't piss off your neighbor doctrine" or we would have come to blows on land instead of the threat of nukes...
 
2005-11-28 08:46:54 PM
Fnord: Makes you wonder what the Cold War would have been like, if the Soviets owned that territory.

Are you kidding? The ramifications would have been huge.



I mean, look at that scenario! Wow!
 
2005-11-28 10:49:05 PM
I think we should offer them Iowa, nobody would miss it.
 
2005-11-28 11:28:10 PM
We should throw in Florida as well as Iowa. Maybe Alabama.
 
2005-11-28 11:59:33 PM
DogBarkTree: The only Joke here is Zhirinovsky. What a moron. He must have been a Democrat in a previous life.

Dad? Is that you?

WilliamShakespeare: Actually we should sell them California for a nickel and the promise that they will never ever return it to us for eternity no matter what happens.



bpjam: Would they settle for Massachusetts or Rhode Island?



sheik yerbouty: They can have Taxachusetts..



thackney: If it were true, Alaska resource production would no longer be tied up over making the state a national park.



Fudd: "Actually we should sell them California for a nickel and the promise that they will never ever return it to us for eternity no matter what happens." Won't happen - it's not a match. One is a socialist, gun-grabbing, freedom-hating state. The other is a country in Europe.



TRY ONE: How about a Sale/Lease Back? Sell Alaska back to Russia for $1 trillion, then lease it back for, whatever; THEN DRILL, BABY DRILL!



Just mythoughts: I wish the Clintons would have bought N.Korea outright from them instead of just adopting the people of N.Korea.



TX Bluebonnet: They'd drill on ANWR in a heartbeat and I doubt any of their citizens would care. It would almost be funny to see what the Greenies would do.



Forte Runningrock: Communist-Democrat, what's the difference?

 
2005-11-29 12:20:22 AM
what happened to the hooker article?

wah!
 
2005-11-29 12:21:54 AM
This could be an interesting idea... if we won't touch ANWR, we could just sell the whole state to a country that will.
 
2005-11-29 12:22:05 AM
elchip

Umm, do you take classes, or do that level of asshatery come naturaly?
 
2005-11-29 12:22:43 AM
Man, Elchip, that's a truly obnoxious collection of BS cartoons you found..
 
2005-11-29 12:23:46 AM
"what happened to the hooker article?"

Better that it's gone..
 
2005-11-29 12:25:25 AM
The fate of Alaska, nicknamed Russian America, has long been an affront to Russian national pride.The tongue-in-cheek proposal published in a U.S. newspaper raised the vague notion still present here that Russia could one day retrieve the territory it sold to the U.S.

HEY! We bought it fair and square! Its ours, dammit!
 
2005-11-29 12:27:15 AM
Elchip
I find that to be a fine, completely objective views of the situation of Alaska being sold to Russia. I did not realize that giant lizards in the Middle East are brokers to such a deal. Now that you have set me on the path to truth I shall gladly take up arms in our attempt to sell Alaska to terrorists...or is it democrats...or hippies. What were you trying to put forth?
 
2005-11-29 12:28:31 AM
Big Merl

I think we should offer them Iowa, nobody would miss it.

I would............................n't
 
2005-11-29 12:29:20 AM
Elchip,

I really dig the cartoons. But, what is the relevance to Alaska and the Russians?

Seriously. You're being a bit of an ass..?
 
2005-11-29 12:30:06 AM
elchip: Wow, it's teh funnay cat00nz! It must be true.

Fact: We claimed the Iraq war was about WMD's. There were none. "Liberation" was never really mentioned as a major reason untill it was obvious the WMD's were not there.

Fact: Osama Bin Laden has still not been captured. Wanted: Dead or Alive? Remember that? Remember Bush later deciding that he "didn't know where he was, and that he's not that important, and I don't think about him much." after it was obvious we couldn't find him?

Fact: I used to, prior to Bush and the religious right going nuts, vote mostly Republican. But now the "dirty liberals" seem to care far more about small government and personal freedoms.

Screw the party line. Vote for whats right. Our current leadership believes Americans need less freedom, and have lied or misled it's citizens at every chance. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GOP?
 
2005-11-29 12:30:47 AM
Why was this linked to another message board instead of the original article that appears on said message board?
 
2005-11-29 12:32:07 AM
elchip

next time try less pictures more smart
 
2005-11-29 12:32:21 AM
Alaska is just so...out there, dude. You don't hear about it much unless it has to do with oil. They are plotting something, perhaps?
 
2005-11-29 12:32:46 AM
RagnarD: I really dig the cartoons. But, what is the relevance to Alaska and the Russians?

Seriously. You're being a bit of an ass..?


Oh. I was interlacing hateful, obnoxious, and false statements by Freepers made in the thread attached to the linked article (scroll down) with hateful, obnoxious, and false cartoons... for one big hateful, obnoxious, falsefest.
 
2005-11-29 12:33:01 AM
I like how this turned into a flamewar about politics almost immediately.
 
2005-11-29 12:33:24 AM

"One small yellow school bus for elchip, please. Thank you!"
 
2005-11-29 12:34:17 AM
Does anyone read profiles? I thought it was pretty obvious elchip was trolling even before I read his profile.
 
2005-11-29 12:34:33 AM
Anybody here Russian? Russian ancestors? Know somebody Russian?

/troll
 
2005-11-29 12:34:58 AM
As requested :-)

 
2005-11-29 12:35:10 AM
piperhaggis: Anybody here Russian? Russian ancestors? Know somebody Russian?

I drank vodka once.
 
2005-11-29 12:36:01 AM
Actually, i'm 1/2 Russian, 1/2 German, so I need to remember not to invade myself during Winter...or somthing.
 
2005-11-29 12:36:37 AM
wow wtf elchip I didn't think you could fit that much bullshiat into one post.
 
2005-11-29 12:37:07 AM
I_Hate_Iowa: Does anyone read profiles? I thought it was pretty obvious elchip was trolling even before I read his profile.

i read his profile -
But, I recently got a 24-hour ban for trolling... so, I'm not going to troll any more, I guess.


took him at his word....oh well
 
2005-11-29 12:37:10 AM
I LOVE that "must've been a Democrat in his previous life" statement. It's such a comment on the author/intended audience.

Funny article though. I post on another forum occaisionally and this Russian guy came on a couple days ago wanting to talk about the proposed U.S. sale of Alaska.
 
2005-11-29 12:37:24 AM
Hmmmmmm.......think I'm going back to the Canadian gov't collapse thingy.

/Canadian
 
2005-11-29 12:37:36 AM
I don't get how people could have seen my post as "trolling". The comics were very obviously interlaced with quotes, and if you know anything about Free Republic you know that people can make comments on the articles, much like Fark.
 
2005-11-29 12:38:16 AM
OriginalGamer: Actually, i'm 1/2 Russian, 1/2 German, so I need to remember not to invade myself during Winter

there's a vasoline joke in their...somewhere.

i don't plan to find it.
 
2005-11-29 12:41:57 AM
elchip
For what it's worth - at first glance I figured you were either a right wing freeper type or were tongue in cheek from the get go, but since you took the dumbest freeper quotes, I figured you were commenting on the intelligence of freepers. So even though im just a farkliter, I got the joke....

On the subject - just goes to show that we (Americans) aren't the only ones that can get fished in by decently written satire.
 
2005-11-29 12:42:01 AM
I_Hate_Iowa

Does anyone read profiles? I thought it was pretty obvious elchip was trolling even before I read his profile.


Theres one in every crowd. I'm amazed how well it worked for elwhatsisface though. Damn, some of these farkers are EASY to piss off.

In re: TFA, I wonder what would happen if that kind of thinking became popular opinion over there. Interesting thought...
 
2005-11-29 12:43:08 AM
buy alaska get utah free!
 
2005-11-29 12:45:12 AM
wow wtf elchip I didn't think you could fit that much bullshiat into one post


you cant, its gonna blow!
 
2005-11-29 12:47:15 AM
my wife is russian (who i met under normal circumstances at college) and she has requested often, at least semi-seriously, that we move to Alaska so she can reclaim it for the Russian people.

also Orson Scott Card(pretty sure) wrote an interesting short story called Ice Backs(p.s. again)about a wave of illegal russian immigrants to Alaska(during the USSR era)
that was pretty funny
 
2005-11-29 12:48:06 AM
Quite a humorless bunch tonight, aren't you guys? Jeez, lighten up. Do we have to bring back the sarcasm tags?
 
2005-11-29 12:50:29 AM
I work for elchip.
 
2005-11-29 12:50:59 AM
I like the </half-sarcasm> tag used in the Free Republic comments.

It's a witty device that I'll have to make use of myself!

</half-sarcasm>
 
2005-11-29 12:51:23 AM
You're right Flupid Bloroplope, it's just the government who determines our rights and future, it's not that important, LAUGH !

/just kiddin'
//I think...
 
2005-11-29 12:51:31 AM
jungle altman

Russian chicks are HOT! I'm all for that. They have to bring their own tennis rackets though.
 
2005-11-29 12:54:24 AM
elchip
Your trolling abilities are top-notch. Even when you're *not* trying to bait people, and just trying to be silly/poke fun at whackjobs, you still reel people in! That takes skill, that does. =)
 
2005-11-29 12:58:46 AM
OriginalGamer: You're right Flupid Bloroplope, it's just the government who determines our rights and future, it's not that important, LAUGH !

/just kiddin'
//I think...




Ummmm... Whatchoo talkin bout, OG?
 
2005-11-29 01:01:18 AM
Ha ha. elchip has a man-crush on dubya.
 
2005-11-29 01:02:27 AM
For real laughs, go check out the posts in threads about Randy Cunningham. I learned that the press is controlled by the Democrats and that every current investigation is politically motivated--and that the Clintons were the biggest crooks in American history too.
 
2005-11-29 01:04:02 AM
Oh, you sneaky guy, you!!!

 
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