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(AP)   Chess champ Garry Kasparov captured last knight by police. Was one of many pawns arrested protesting Putin's attempt to be king. Kasparov now in cell protecting his bishop from some queen   (ap.google.com) divider line 166
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2007-11-24 01:15:42 PM
Kasparov now in cell protecting his bishop from some queen

I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine.
 
2007-11-24 01:16:03 PM
I know I'm late, but excellent headline!
 
2007-11-24 01:18:53 PM
I don't get it...
 
2007-11-24 01:22:47 PM
In spite of his weak opening he is famous for his end game.
 
2007-11-24 01:24:04 PM
As for Putin... the elections for Russian president are supposed to be in March and absolutely noone in the Russian government knows what to do. Everything has been built around Putin and if he actually steps down and takes all the riches he and his cronies have stolen from Russia somewhere else, Russia will be in a even bigger shiathole than it is now, with more criminals jockeying for power, everyone trying to steal what little has been left.

First, you are assuming that someone other than Putin's lackey can win presidential elections.
Second, Putin's party expected to win 80% of seats in Duma. It's even possible that no other parties will get into Duma.
 
2007-11-24 01:24:52 PM
I know nothing about the National Bolshevist Party so I googlied it out of curiosity and the search for truth, justice and the American way.

Anybody know what Corporate Fascism is? Welcome to the New America.
 
2007-11-24 01:27:36 PM
Renegade Replicant: He's neither a fascist, nor a dictator because he's leaving office in just over a year. He doesn't have enough supporters to break to constitution and stay in office. I think hes a terrible president, but I get sick of people calling him a fascist and/ or a dictator. People seem to not know the meaning of those words.

How about "Temporary Dictator"? Is that better?

He dictated some freaking awful crap, dude. Quit being such an apologist.
 
2007-11-24 01:27:38 PM
Wow, I'm impressed Subby. Check mate.
 
2007-11-24 01:28:29 PM
This doesn't rook good.

/Except this time China won't be an ally.

//Seriously, bad news. Allowing Russia to backslide is a major foreign policy failure. Probably one with longer-term implications than a few jihadis peppered here and there.
 
2007-11-24 01:29:11 PM
www.uncov.com
 
2007-11-24 01:32:02 PM
I would say Bobby Fisher is neurotic rather than insane.
Boris Yeltsin, Putin's appointer, closed down the duma, and the US made him a big loan the next day.
US neo-liberals have as much to do with the current state of Russian politics as anyone.
 
2007-11-24 01:33:16 PM
GungFu: bronyaur1: This should end well.


Looking at the current positions of the two players, I predict a stalemate conclusion.


That's because you're a total tool.
 
2007-11-24 01:35:19 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: All kidding aside, Putin is going to make Stalin look like an underachiever

When Putin kills more than 20 million we'll talk.
 
2007-11-24 01:38:09 PM
sc.tri-bit.com
 
2007-11-24 01:43:24 PM
Queen to King's Level One
 
2007-11-24 01:44:01 PM
Pvt Joker
I hope Russia doesn't go after Deep Blue next.

That made me LOL.
 
2007-11-24 01:47:46 PM
fark you Garry them and your party


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcCFJAfLTJE
(new window)
 
2007-11-24 01:49:22 PM
The white knight is talking backwards, and the red queen's lost her head.
 
2007-11-24 01:51:25 PM
Oh subby - such a great headline, such a crappy link.
 
2007-11-24 02:00:38 PM
Garry is truly a transcendent genius at chess. This goes to show that politics does not activate the brain; even geniuses can't help but be stupid when it comes to politics.

Now, consider voting. How likely would it be for a faceless mass of morons to elect something good into office?

Democracy. Heh. Get over it.
 
2007-11-24 02:02:43 PM
Well played, Subby!
 
2007-11-24 02:03:59 PM
According to this BBC article Kasparov was beaten before being arrested. I am so glad these guys don't have any nuclear weapons.

// oh
 
2007-11-24 02:05:45 PM
Despite it being said several times before already, I am only in this thread to praise the headline. 'Cause it's farking AWESOME.

/in b4 "useless post"
 
2007-11-24 02:12:41 PM
This is a major development in the political process of Russia. Kasparaov is widely viewed as a viable candidate as Putin's replacement. Putin jailing him sends a message that he (Putin) is not going to let power out of his hands. Any potential replacement will likely be a pawn (pun not intended).

We probably won't do anything about it. Still, between this, Litvineko, saber ratting about sphere of influence issues in Iran and the whole Caspian pipeline jazz, Russia is rapidly going back to cold war mode minus all the glorious workers paradise nonsense they used to cover for their totalitarianism. We can only hope that China and them fall out, because a Russo-Chinese alliance versus a U.S.-India alliance is going to be inevitable and ugly in the next 20 years. But I digress.
 
2007-11-24 02:18:32 PM
I wish I was a TOTAL FARKER - just so I could vote for you!
 
2007-11-24 02:21:51 PM
Mr. ...

Best part of the article, right there.
 
2007-11-24 02:22:39 PM
Mr Kasparov is obviously a terrorist. They don't throw people in jail for no reason.

It's not the old Soviet Union. They're like us now...or we're like them...I forget which.
 
2007-11-24 02:23:40 PM
signaljammer: I would say Bobby Fisher is neurotic rather than insane.

He's a Holocaust denier, a "zOMG EVERYTHING IS A CONSPIRACY OF TEH J000000000S!!11!!!11" nutball, and a paranoiac in general. He left Neurotic Station decades ago and is a full-time resident of Looneyville.
 
2007-11-24 02:30:32 PM
Kasparov is a hero, pure and simple. He is betting his life that the world won't let Putin kill him. If he gives up, or we give up on him, Russia will be a dictatorship.

He's set up a very broad opposition. It includes everyone who doesn't want Putin in power... random people who don't like Putin's policies, good people who like human rights, and bad people who just don't happen to be Putin's friends. It's a large umbrella... we just have to hope it doesn't fold like one.
 
2007-11-24 02:34:05 PM
mreuther:
img61.imageshack.us
 
2007-11-24 02:36:28 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: mr_bunny: Nothing wins international support like jailing the worlds most beloved chess master.

Yeah, next thing you know Putin is going to kill the world's most beloved Scrabble champaign.


All kidding aside, Putin is going to make Stalin look like an underachiever


Ok, that's just stupid. Through the gulag archepelago, Stalin imprisoned and killed millions. Putin is no where near that.

Don't they teach history anymore?
 
2007-11-24 02:37:29 PM
img2.freeimagehosting.net

Ha ha... Mate!
 
2007-11-24 02:38:12 PM
Renegade Replicant: Mart Laar's beard shaver
I blame that fascist Bush.

He's neither a fascist, nor a dictator because he's leaving office in just over a year. He doesn't have enough supporters to break to constitution and stay in office. I think hes a terrible president, but I get sick of people calling him a fascist and/ or a dictator. People seem to not know the meaning of those words.

/ I do hope you were kidding.


Blaming Bush for Kasparov getting thugged in Russia. Yes, I was kidding. But it's good Bush-derangement troll bait, as the biggest redneck here demonstrated.
 
2007-11-24 02:39:09 PM
So hard to keep track of the teams. Whenever a country finds itself at odds with the US, they are found to be dictators.

Now, Putin is one of those fellahs that I believe is a fascist, but only having heard various vague accusations of polonium poisoning, I really don't know.

Also, Chavez is pretty much seen the same as Putin, by the majority of Americans, I would guess. However, having actually attempted to verify the claims of dictatorship in Venezuela, I've found that world leaders aren't always who Americans are lead to believe. In the case of Venezuela, they seem to be experiencing a pretty blatant unfair portrayal by the world's corporate media.

What's the deal with Putin? Anybody? Genuine dictatorial aspirations or "Honorary Dictator" courtesy of media bias?
 
2007-11-24 02:39:10 PM
hubiestubert: He was on Bill Mahr a few weeks ago, and this was actually one of the turnouts he predicted, oddly enough.

I saw that as well. Maher mentioned, and Kasparov conceded, that there was a very real possibility of him being killed or disappeared at some point, ala the numerous poisoning "incidents" of Putin's critics and investigators.
 
2007-11-24 02:41:56 PM
our pal pooty poot....
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2007-11-24 02:45:48 PM
Russians LOVE their dictators. They always have, they always will. Kasparov was a fool to think they'd ever embrace any kind of justice or liberty.
 
2007-11-24 02:47:17 PM
uttertosh
How about "Temporary Dictator"? Is that better?

He dictated some freaking awful crap, dude. Quit being such an apologist.


Never said I liked the man. And how am I an apologist if I openly admitted to disliking him? In fact, I believe he is an awful president; but he is no dictator (no such thing as a "temporary dictator").

Dictionary.com definition for dictator:
1.a person exercising absolute power, esp. a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.

He does not have absolute power. If I'm not mistaken, there are three main branches in the U.S. gov. The congress can override his decisions and the Supreme Court can declare him un-constitutional (which is obviously worthless this far in his presidency as he'll be out of office soon... much to my delight).

Now on to Merriam-Webster's definition for Fascist/ Fascism:
1: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

He is neither right wing enough to be fascist, nor is a part of the American Fascist Party (which has zero power in the U.S.).

Again, I farking hate his guts, but I will say that he is neither fascist, nor a dictator. Lets use some intelligence here folks when we attack a political leader. When you feel the need to attack Bush, do it intelligently so people will have a reason to believe in you and you don't end up looking like a crazy radical with no credibility. I can see why you don't like him, and I agree with you on your dislike of him, but lets not throw names around that don't fit him.

/Did high-school debate
//Thus, not afraid to defend my position
///Besides, this is an article about Kasparov, not Bush, so if you want to respond to me, do it elsewhere so we don't impose on topical repsonses
 
2007-11-24 02:47:44 PM
points off for overdoing it subby.
 
2007-11-24 02:48:02 PM
that_other_internet: So hard to keep track of the teams. Whenever a country finds itself at odds with the US, they are found to be dictators.


Kasparov isn't being arrested for an actual crime, but for being a political opponent. Doesn't that answer your question?
 
2007-11-24 02:55:58 PM
Subby:
Very nice work.
 
2007-11-24 02:57:00 PM
Salieri_82
Russians LOVE their dictators. They always have, they always will. Kasparov was a fool to think they'd ever embrace any kind of justice or liberty.

You do realize Kasparov is a member of the National Bolshevik Party?
Which once was a part of the National Salvation Front coalition, which was led by a... wait for it... a fascist.
Just so you know.

/Though, Putin isn't much better either
 
2007-11-24 03:03:13 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yeah, next thing you know Putin is going to kill the world's most beloved Scrabble champaign.

Not Brian Cappelletto! Putin, you monster!
 
2007-11-24 03:05:13 PM
Just coming in to say "Now that is how you write a headline". Bravo.
 
2007-11-24 03:16:34 PM
Renegade Replicant:

Don't bother. Around these parts there has never been a more bloodthirsty wolverine than Bush, and if you fail to bash at any opportunity (even in a thread about something else entirely), that means you want to have his babies (proverbially or literally as the case may be). No room for fancy things like definitions or lack of hysteria.
 
2007-11-24 03:21:06 PM
Arkie: Don't bother. Around these parts there has never been a more bloodthirsty wolverine than Bush, and if you fail to bash at any opportunity (even in a thread about something else entirely), that means you want to have his babies (proverbially or literally as the case may be). No room for fancy things like definitions or lack of hysteria.

Irony is so ironic.
 
2007-11-24 03:25:17 PM
Renegade Replicant:
You do realize Kasparov is a member of the National Bolshevik Party?



Replicant FAILS. He is the head of the liberal group United Civil Front, and a poobah for the anti-Kremlin coalition, The Other Russia.
 
2007-11-24 03:26:37 PM
Arkie: Renegade Replicant:

Don't bother. Around these parts there has never been a more bloodthirsty wolverine than Bush, and if you fail to bash at any opportunity (even in a thread about something else entirely), that means you want to have his babies (proverbially or literally as the case may be). No room for fancy things like definitions or lack of hysteria.


It's not that Bush is necessarily the worst leader ever. Tin pot dictators like Milosevic and Idi Amin waere WAY worse when it comes to sheer evil and brutality. But, they had dominion over irrelevant shiathole countries.

Bush rules the most powerful shiathole country on the planet, and his assholitude makes him the most dangerous man since Stalin in terms of his potential to do damage to humanity...

In conclusion, fark Vladimir Putin with a red-hot dildo.
 
2007-11-24 03:27:54 PM
FT AP A
Five men in masks and camouflage burst into their hotel overnight, beat them and abandoned them in a field, said the activist, Oleg Orlov.

The four then made their way to a local police station, said Orlov, a member of the respected human rights group Memorial.

All four remained in police custody Saturday morning.


Now that is farking scary. Get your ass kicked then be detained for it?

/Glad to be American.
 
2007-11-24 03:29:20 PM
Chess champ Garry Kasparov captured last knight by police. Was one of many pawns arrested protesting Putin's attempt to be king. Kasparov now in cell protecting his bishop from some queen

I'm kevin Nealon, and that's news to me
 
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