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(Think Progress)   That loud clicking sound you just heard was every Republican in the country suddenly googling "Ottoman Empire" to see what it was   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 205
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2012-09-22 03:09:53 PM
stores.advancedinteriordesigns.com

Looks pretty scary to me. Plus, you can't tell what's hidden inside there. . .
 
2012-09-22 03:26:56 PM
The Ottoman Empire was quite advanced and modern for the time, at least early in it's history.
 
2012-09-22 03:40:09 PM
"This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies, who are radical Islamists, who want to destroy us."

Buying their affection one drone at a time.
 
2012-09-22 03:41:48 PM
A new Ottoman farking Empire? This shiat is so batshiat Crazy even LaRouche supporters think he's nuts.
 
2012-09-22 03:47:48 PM

Bloody William: A new Ottoman farking Empire? This shiat is so batshiat Crazy even LaRouche supporters think he's nuts.


I want to know what's our Byzantium.
 
2012-09-22 03:48:18 PM

St_Francis_P: This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies


But enough about his efforts to compromise with the House...
 
2012-09-22 03:48:32 PM
No, subby. Republicans don't google things like this. They take them and run with them and derp them from the rooftops without having any idea whatsoever what they're talking about.
 
2012-09-22 03:57:37 PM
In before "nobody's business but the Turks" applause line.
 
2012-09-22 04:06:35 PM
Ah yes the Ottoman Empire, famous for slowly collapsing like a flan in a cupboard.
 
2012-09-22 04:06:47 PM
You know, the Ottoman Empire.
Ruled by the Sofa King, stupid.
 
2012-09-22 04:07:25 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No, subby. Republicans don't google things like this. They take them and run with them and derp them from the rooftops without having any idea whatsoever what they're talking about.


He's an appeaser, Chris, he appeases.
 
2012-09-22 04:12:51 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ah yes the Ottoman Empire, famous for slowly collapsing like a flan in a cupboard.


i.imgur.com

And sweet cannons.
 
2012-09-22 04:18:56 PM

HighOnCraic: [stores.advancedinteriordesigns.com image 500x500]

Looks pretty scary to me. Plus, you can't tell what's hidden inside there. . .


*golf clap*
 
2012-09-22 04:22:23 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No, subby. Republicans don't google things like this. They take them and run with them and derp them from the rooftops without having any idea whatsoever what they're talking about.


Yep. The only clicking will be on the chain emails endlessly repeating the derp.
 
2012-09-22 04:22:31 PM
THIS IS OBAMA'S IBERIAN UNION
 
2012-09-22 04:23:55 PM
i85.photobucket.com


"What,man?"
 
2012-09-22 04:29:34 PM
So bringing "freedom" to sandboxes is okay when it's done with our military? How long until Obama gets dragged into Iran? Would the Republicans suddenly become against that?
 
2012-09-22 04:31:30 PM
I'm not worried about a new Ottoman Empire. When the rise of the Hassocks happens, then I'll start building the underground bunker.
 
2012-09-22 04:32:04 PM

themindiswatching: So bringing "freedom" to sandboxes is okay when it's done with our military? How long until Obama gets dragged into Iran? Would the Republicans suddenly become against that?


Of course, but only after it turned into the inevitable clusterfark.
 
2012-09-22 04:35:38 PM
Ottoman Empire? Wasn't that the furniture store between the Goodwill and the porn shop out on US 41?
 
2012-09-22 04:39:44 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: You know, the Ottoman Empire.
Ruled by the Sofa King, stupid.


*giggle*
 
2012-09-22 04:48:46 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No, subby. Republicans don't google things like this. They take them and run with them and derp them from the rooftops without having any idea whatsoever what they're talking about.


"Obama wants to start an empire of otter men!"
 
2012-09-22 04:50:38 PM
I'll hold out for the new Chesterfield Empire.
 
2012-09-22 04:55:07 PM

kronicfeld: I'll hold out for the new Chesterfield Empire.


Meh... they'd claim they rule by divan right

/I'll settee this one out
 
2012-09-22 05:01:35 PM
We really need to start making candidates go through IQ and sanity tests before being able to be nominated to run for office. This is getting ridiculous.
 
2012-09-22 05:02:34 PM
i.i.com.com
 
2012-09-22 05:08:35 PM
Wasn't the Ottoman Empire a reasonably progressive grouping that maintained relative peace in regions under its control until being broken up by vengeful military treaties? And Barack Obama is encouraging middle eastern powers to unify under a Turkish rule that is basically ambivalent to US interests? THAT is the accusation?

History's Greatest Monster.
 
2012-09-22 05:09:31 PM
Falling in love with a supervillain is trouble with a capital troub.
 
2012-09-22 05:14:05 PM

unlikely: Falling in love with a supervillain is trouble with a capital troub.


I don't wanna do evil. All I wanna do.. is sit in this chair.
 
2012-09-22 05:18:00 PM
 
2012-09-22 05:27:10 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wasn't the Ottoman Empire a reasonably progressive grouping that maintained relative peace in regions under its control until being broken up by vengeful military treaties?


Since it lasted 600-some odd years, there were periods of progressive movements and also regressive movements. All in all, it was better to be ruled by the Ottomans than by the Byzantines or other empires of the time, since the Ottomans would allow a region to keep its religions, customs, and social structures in place so long as they joined the empire. Granted they did this through expansionist warfare, but that's pretty much par for the course for that time period. Right around the turn of the 20th century, the Ottomans enacted some of the most progressive legislation of any nation on earth, unless you were Armenian - then they committed genocide against you. Also, they also still had slaves until like 1908, so you win some, you lose some.
 
2012-09-22 05:31:20 PM
Don't know what anyone's so worried about.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-22 05:32:20 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wasn't the Ottoman Empire a reasonably progressive grouping that maintained relative peace in regions under its control until being broken up by vengeful military treaties? And Barack Obama is encouraging middle eastern powers to unify under a Turkish rule that is basically ambivalent to US interests? THAT is the accusation?

History's Greatest Monster.


Well, that, and Turkey is a major NATO ally. So, if the modern Middle East was under the influence of a democratic NATO ally this would make Obama a monster? These people just don't spend much (read: any) time thinking things through.
 
2012-09-22 05:35:36 PM
i.imgur.com

"The Ottoman Empire...full of furniture for some reason....."
 
2012-09-22 05:39:55 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wasn't the Ottoman Empire a reasonably progressive grouping that maintained relative peace in regions under its control until being broken up by vengeful military treaties?

Since it lasted 600-some odd years, there were periods of progressive movements and also regressive movements. All in all, it was better to be ruled by the Ottomans than by the Byzantines or other empires of the time, since the Ottomans would allow a region to keep its religions, customs, and social structures in place so long as they joined the empire. Granted they did this through expansionist warfare, but that's pretty much par for the course for that time period. Right around the turn of the 20th century, the Ottomans enacted some of the most progressive legislation of any nation on earth, unless you were Armenian - then they committed genocide against you. Also, they also still had slaves until like 1908, so you win some, you lose some.


Thank you for that (seriously, no snark intended). My knowledge of that part of the world's history is sketchy at best, and it's always nice to have a point I was to lazy to Google turn out partially correct. I done learndificated something today.
 
2012-09-22 05:41:14 PM
i.imgur.com

R.I.P. MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK 
 
2012-09-22 05:46:27 PM
I would bet money Rep. "Terror Babies" (yep he's the one) has no actual factual clue what the Ottoman Empire was or why it came into/out of existence.
 
2012-09-22 05:50:34 PM
Fw:Fw:Fw: Obama's trying to restart the Octomom empire!

i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-22 05:58:23 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No, subby. Republicans don't google things like this. They take them and run with them and derp them from the rooftops without having any idea whatsoever what they're talking about.

 

i27.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-22 06:48:09 PM
The headline is basically the same as the Weeners.
 
2012-09-22 06:52:34 PM

St_Francis_P: "This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies, who are radical Islamists, who want to destroy us."

Buying their affection one drone at a time.


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-22 06:54:10 PM

St_Francis_P: "This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies, who are radical Islamists, who want to destroy us."

Buying their affection one drone at a time.


Love missiles and peace bombs.
 
2012-09-22 07:03:17 PM

kronicfeld: St_Francis_P: This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies

But enough about his efforts to compromise with the House...


i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-22 07:12:04 PM
Ottomans underpowered. Nobody builds navies early game.
 
2012-09-22 07:13:22 PM
static.tvfanatic.com
 
2012-09-22 07:14:40 PM
Does that idiot even know anything about the Ottomon Empire, or is he just assuming large Islamist government = OMG
sharetv.org
 
2012-09-22 07:15:14 PM
So this week is he expansive and organized:
www.civfanatics.com

Or is he philosophical and imperialistic:
www.civfanatics.com

/I can't keep up anymore 
//Civ Thread!!!!
 
2012-09-22 07:15:54 PM

Krymson Tyde: St_Francis_P: "This president is trying to buy affection from people who are bullies, who are radical Islamists, who want to destroy us."

Buying their affection one drone at a time.

Love missiles and peace bombs.


I've got a "love missile"...
 
2012-09-22 07:15:56 PM
The taxpayers are the janissaries for Mooslime Brotherhood in chief "Barack" "Obama" and his radical athiest agenda.
 
2012-09-22 07:16:53 PM
Did Louie Gohmert get elected despite being ignorant and bigoted or because of it?

What part of Texas is he from again?

/I wanna say "east" for some reason.
 
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