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2013-01-22 12:07:15 PM  
They would have understood if there was a replica of the Stanley Cup on the stage.
 
2013-01-22 12:09:43 PM  
We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


//and yes, I know the system isn't perfect, and yes, I know we transferred it to the same guy.
 
2013-01-22 12:12:17 PM  
Canada Free Press, with the tagline "Because Without America, There is No Free World."

Jesus fark, conservatism really is a contagion.
 
2013-01-22 12:14:12 PM  
Just for the record, img1.fark.net = img1.fark.net North, basically.
 
2013-01-22 12:14:55 PM  
There are a lot of hurt butts out there today.
 
2013-01-22 12:26:58 PM  
Your blog.  It sucks.
 
2013-01-22 12:27:01 PM  
This guy actually writes for Herman Cain.  Click the link at the bottom, it goes to a Internet show Cain hosts that I had no idea existed.
 
2013-01-22 12:31:10 PM  

costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.


I was wondering about that. Thanks for the 'heads up.'
 
2013-01-22 12:41:46 PM  

mr_a: We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


//and yes, I know the system isn't perfect, and yes, I know we transferred it to the same guy.


Uhhh, well there were no riots anyway.
 
2013-01-22 12:42:59 PM  
I always wondered what became of that Ed Anger guy.
 
2013-01-22 12:45:00 PM  
The true North strong wrong and freep?

I guess this asshole didn't get a pair mittens or any poutine that the Canuckian embassy was giving away during the presidential parade.
 
2013-01-22 12:46:10 PM  
I didn't know derp spread that far north.
 
2013-01-22 12:46:24 PM  
I doubt Canadian Free Press is black, subby.
 
2013-01-22 12:47:22 PM  

costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.


Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia
 
2013-01-22 12:48:58 PM  

mr_a: We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


I'll give you four out of five.
 
2013-01-22 12:49:06 PM  
Ok then
 
2013-01-22 12:51:02 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


He's an American freelance writer. Canadian wingnuts are rare - think it's probably due to NAFTA. You guys have a whole wingnut industry, makes it hard to compete.
 
2013-01-22 12:51:14 PM  
Ah, Canada Free Press... the 'publication' where I read how the US military would stage a coup against Obama.

No clicky for you.
 
2013-01-22 12:51:29 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


Maybe he made good on his promise to move to Canada.
 
2013-01-22 12:53:31 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


o_O
 
2013-01-22 12:53:58 PM  
I'm not your friend, buddy.
 
2013-01-22 12:54:31 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


twimg0-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-01-22 12:54:51 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


You should visit Quebec. Imagine a southern Klan meeting in a different language (with plaid replacing the white linen).
 
2013-01-22 12:59:14 PM  

Bloody William: Canada Free Press, with the tagline "Because Without America, There is No Free World."

Jesus fark, conservatism really is a contagion.


I thought you were joking. I thought it was funny because it couldnt possib.. oh.

Oh wow.
 
2013-01-22 01:02:33 PM  
Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.
 
2013-01-22 01:03:20 PM  
What...the fark did I just read? Did anyone get anything useful out of that drivel?
Also...Canada Free Press? First time I've heard of it, and I'm Canadian.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:00 PM  

oldfarthenry: bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.

You should visit Quebec. Imagine a southern Klan meeting in a different language (with plaid replacing the white linen).


Quebec'ers would never be so gauche as to wear plaid. Quelle horreur.
 
2013-01-22 01:04:33 PM  
Didn't RTFA, but was it written by Scott? He's a dick.
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-22 01:04:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.


What about that whole 'civil war' thing?
 
2013-01-22 01:11:51 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?
 
2013-01-22 01:12:02 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


The civil war was not an attempt to circumvent Article 2 of the US Consitution
 
2013-01-22 01:12:26 PM  

Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?


Well, I don't think killing people is all that civil. And there were a few assassinations.
 
2013-01-22 01:15:12 PM  

fmk040: What...the fark did I just read? Did anyone get anything useful out of that drivel?
Also...Canada Free Press? First time I've heard of it, and I'm Canadian.


The insanity of that site is exceeded only by the horridness of it's design. Do not click on the link. You will sleep better.
 
2013-01-22 01:16:25 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


No, China would definitely not be in the list of peaceful succession of power.

How about Britain? They had an empire for a while, and during their supposed decline, they had a stable system of power transference.
 
2013-01-22 01:19:50 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


Or perhaps the United Kingdom. Outside of the occasional civil war, or unclear succession, it's been pretty peaceful.
 
2013-01-22 01:20:55 PM  
What the Fark was that shiate?
 
2013-01-22 01:21:32 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


We've only been at it ~250 years, let's not get too hasty and start patting ourselves on the back yet.
 
2013-01-22 01:21:47 PM  
 
2013-01-22 01:26:42 PM  
What a religious Canadian nut might look like....

And he lives in....

ARIZONA?

Link
head asplodes
 
2013-01-22 01:27:54 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


Derp is unaffected by the cold
 
2013-01-22 01:30:53 PM  

Magorn: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

Actually it's worse than that.  It's a site even Free Republic users routinely ridicule and denigrate as an unreliable source of right wing paranoia


Even evil has its standards...
 
2013-01-22 01:34:10 PM  
Is this one of those sites that has to say it's just for entertainment?
 
2013-01-22 01:34:24 PM  
Freedom biatches
 
2013-01-22 01:36:52 PM  
I don't care if this guy is a rightwingnut writer, I agree with him. I can understand the reason to have a big party when you are first elected, but when you are re-elected it's only a big circle jerk where the people that paid for you to get elected pay for a series of fancy parties to remind you that they are expecting some return on their legal bribes.

This part "Whoopee. We freely elect you cretins to go to Washington and "represent" us by running up the national credit card to the tune of $1 trillion every year, and by making more than $100 trillion worth of future entitlement obligations that you know perfectly well there is not enough money in the entire world to pay for." could be slightly reworded and used as a verbal club on the Republicans when Dubya had his own circle jerk party.

And this part is spot on. "I hate to tell you this, but our government sucks. And yet these jackoffs march and preen for the cameras in narcissistic celebration of themselves, and we're supposed to "give it a rest" and give them the love because at least they're not shooting us? Screw that. There is nothing going on in Washington that deserves a celebration. Americans should expect more of their government than the mere absence of violent despotism. They should expect sober and responsible leadership, not the non-stop nonsense we get out of Washington these days."

And yet because the entire thing was written by someone who dares to criticize the glorious democrats, the majority of the posters on this thread are ready to tear him a new anal cavity. Tell me again how much different y'all are from Fox News and the rest of the wingnuts? Because from down here in the pecan grove, y'all appear pretty much the same--arrogant, intolerant and hopelessly partisan.
 
2013-01-22 01:49:14 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Your blog.  It sucks.


I have to grant them one thing though... They actually had a little to dish for both sides, even if it WAS a shiatty blog post.
 
2013-01-22 01:53:57 PM  

varmitydog: I don't care if this guy is a rightwingnut writer, I agree with him. I can understand the reason to have a big party when you are first elected, but when you are re-elected it's only a big circle jerk where the people that paid for you to get elected pay for a series of fancy parties to remind you that they are expecting some return on their legal bribes.

This part "Whoopee. We freely elect you cretins to go to Washington and "represent" us by running up the national credit card to the tune of $1 trillion every year, and by making more than $100 trillion worth of future entitlement obligations that you know perfectly well there is not enough money in the entire world to pay for." could be slightly reworded and used as a verbal club on the Republicans when Dubya had his own circle jerk party.

And this part is spot on. "I hate to tell you this, but our government sucks. And yet these jackoffs march and preen for the cameras in narcissistic celebration of themselves, and we're supposed to "give it a rest" and give them the love because at least they're not shooting us? Screw that. There is nothing going on in Washington that deserves a celebration. Americans should expect more of their government than the mere absence of violent despotism. They should expect sober and responsible leadership, not the non-stop nonsense we get out of Washington these days."

And yet because the entire thing was written by someone who dares to criticize the glorious democrats, the majority of the posters on this thread are ready to tear him a new anal cavity. Tell me again how much different y'all are from Fox News and the rest of the wingnuts? Because from down here in the pecan grove, y'all appear pretty much the same--arrogant, intolerant and hopelessly partisan.


Awesome, we found Dan Calabrese's Fark handle.
 
2013-01-22 02:03:21 PM  

sleeps in trees: Is this guy Canadian. He seems to refer to himself as an American.


Almost all the writers for CFP are American. It's not a Canadian site by any means.
 
2013-01-22 02:09:33 PM  

bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.


Murdoch attempted a media invasion a few years back. It failed but he left operatives behind.

/SunTV isn't even funny stupid
 
2013-01-22 02:22:05 PM  

Flappyhead: bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.

Murdoch attempted a media invasion a few years back. It failed but he left operatives behind.

/SunTV isn't even funny stupid


Come on, who's not a fan of the comedic styling of Ezra?
 
2013-01-22 02:25:39 PM  
Just in case anyone missed the several times it was pointed out in this thread:

The article is a syndicated opinion piece written by an American author. The only thing Canadian here is that for all the dozens of publications which ran this piece, Subby chose to link one from Canada.
 
2013-01-22 02:31:35 PM  

Glenford: Flappyhead: bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.

Murdoch attempted a media invasion a few years back. It failed but he left operatives behind.

/SunTV isn't even funny stupid

Come on, who's not a fan of the comedic styling of Ezra?


Little pissant.
 
2013-01-22 02:42:13 PM  

Fart_Machine: I always wondered what became of that Ed Anger guy.


The original "Ed Anger" of WWN was a liberal from Texas. He wrote the column for about 26 years, IIRC, with tongue heavily in cheek and probably chuckling at each new outrage his alter ego ranted against. The WWN outlived him for a while but the anthrax attack on the Boca Raton, Florida, offices of America Media, Inc., the company that published WWN and most of the other tabloids, destroyed the massive photo archives of the newspaper and killed the photo editor.

Since the "news" stories for which WWN was notorious (and which had once graced the National Enquirer) were heavily dependant on Photoshops of the regular features (Bat Boy, Big Foot, Aliens, etc.) the newspaper was pretty much killed by the loss of its valued editor and material. Much of the topical content was the type of news story which Fark.com and the Fortean Times (print and online) handle--weird news that "really happened", or at least was reported by more reputable journals and newspapers.

There's a history of the tabloids and Pope (the publisher of this select journalism) which I read but I don't recall the name or author.
 
2013-01-22 02:51:37 PM  

brantgoose: Fart_Machine: I always wondered what became of that Ed Anger guy.

The original "Ed Anger" of WWN was a liberal from Texas. He wrote the column for about 26 years, IIRC, with tongue heavily in cheek and probably chuckling at each new outrage his alter ego ranted against. The WWN outlived him for a while but the anthrax attack on the Boca Raton, Florida, offices of America Media, Inc., the company that published WWN and most of the other tabloids, destroyed the massive photo archives of the newspaper and killed the photo editor.

Since the "news" stories for which WWN was notorious (and which had once graced the National Enquirer) were heavily dependant on Photoshops of the regular features (Bat Boy, Big Foot, Aliens, etc.) the newspaper was pretty much killed by the loss of its valued editor and material. Much of the topical content was the type of news story which Fark.com and the Fortean Times (print and online) handle--weird news that "really happened", or at least was reported by more reputable journals and newspapers.

There's a history of the tabloids and Pope (the publisher of this select journalism) which I read but I don't recall the name or author.


Thanks for the info. I loved that newspaper. My favorite story was the one about how migrant workers were up in arms (pun intended) by a secret formula the growers had come up with that made your arms grow longer, enabling the workers to harvest fruit trees while standing on the ground. Brilliantly stupid.
 
2013-01-22 02:57:00 PM  
mr_a
No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.

Between the two factions of the ruling party anyway.

For everyone else it's assassinations, corruption, militaristic policing, world's highest incarceration rate, imperialist wars, corporate kickbacks, manipulative political campaigns, pollution of poor and marginalized communities, exploitation at work, foreclosure (ah but the threat of your door being kicked in and you being dragged away by armed thugs is rarely followed through on, because the family capitulates in terror, so this doesn't count- right?)... And maybe someone should let you know about what happens in foreign client countries ruled by US-backed puppets to make sure the supply of raw materials, textiles, and cheap plastic crap keeps flowing, and to keep markets propped open for subsidized American corn and grain.

Peaceful transfer of power. Sure.


Holocaust Agnostic
Uhhh, well there were no riots anyway.

not much at least
 
2013-01-22 02:57:17 PM  
Whoopee. We freely elect you cretins to go to Washington and "represent" us by running up the national credit card to the tune of $1 trillion every year, and by making more than $100 trillion worth of future entitlement obligations that you know perfectly well there is not enough money in the entire world to pay for.

"The Democratic Senate hasn't passed a budget in four years. The Republican House enables this irresponsibility by continuing to approve the continuing spending resolutions that make it possible, even as they rail rhetorically against the very profligate spending that wouldn't have been possible without their cooperation.

Our Constitution is one of the most brilliant documents ever written, but our elected officials ignore any part of it that inconveniences them, and a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court is perfectly willing to let them do it.

I hate to tell you this, but our government sucks. And yet these jackoffs march and preen for the cameras in narcissistic celebration of themselves"
 
2013-01-22 02:58:21 PM  

oldfarthenry: bartink: I didn't know derp spread that far north.

You should visit Quebec. Imagine a southern Klan meeting in a different language (with plaid replacing the white linen).


I take offense to the portion underlined.  I haven't seen plaid in over 10 years, in QC.  You sure you aren't talking aboot Winnipeg?
 
2013-01-22 02:59:02 PM  

Glenford: Come on, who's not a fan of the comedic styling of Ezra?


Someone who is better than Ezra, maybe?

What someone who is better than Ezra might look like:
csc-studentweb.lr.edu
 
2013-01-22 03:09:33 PM  
As a Canadain, I'd like to mention that the shiatty web-site is unknown to us and why it is occasionally linked to Fark is a complete mystery to me.
 
2013-01-22 03:10:09 PM  

costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.


With the North part being fake.
 
2013-01-22 03:23:15 PM  

mrshowrules: As a Canadain, I'd like to mention that the shiatty web-site is unknown to us and why it is occasionally linked to Fark is a complete mystery to me.


Probably so we can have an excuse to biatch at Canadians.
 
2013-01-22 03:39:15 PM  

mrshowrules: costermonger: Just for the record, [img1.fark.net image 77x27] = [img1.fark.net image 77x27] North, basically.

With the North part being fake.


That too.
 
MFL
2013-01-22 03:49:32 PM  
Watching Obama and his media celebrate yesterday was kind of like watching Rex Ryan throw a nationally televised parade to honor himself, the Jets storied 2012 season and the fact that he's still going to be the coach next year.
 
2013-01-22 03:55:47 PM  

MFL: Watching Obama and his media celebrate yesterday was kind of like watching Rex Ryan throw a nationally televised parade to honor himself, the Jets storied 2012 season and the fact that he's still going to be the coach next year.


I'm as Liberal as the come and didn't watch it because I couldn't stomach all the pomp and ceremony.   Why you watched it is odd.  You must have some type of pseudo erotic victim complex.  Were you furiously masturbating while you were sobbing?
 
2013-01-22 04:02:19 PM  

mr_a: We are celebrating the peaceful and orderly transfer of one of the most powerful positions on the planet, between leaders chosen by the people they govern.

No riots, murders, death squads, secret politburo meetings, or voter intimidation campaigns.


//and yes, I know the system isn't perfect, and yes, I know we transferred it to the same guy.


You almost got it right. There were voter intimidation and voter suppression campaigns. But the general groove is right. A peaceful transition really is something to celebrate.
 
2013-01-22 04:33:58 PM  
What the F is the Canada Free Press?
I work in the media in Canada, and never heard of this Toronto Sun right-wing wannabe.
 
2013-01-22 04:34:02 PM  

MFL: Watching Obama and his media celebrate yesterday was kind of like watching Rex Ryan throw a nationally televised parade to honor himself, the Jets storied 2012 season and the fact that he's still going to be the coach next year.


Are you retarded?
 
2013-01-22 04:36:09 PM  

beth_lida: What the F is the Canada Free Press?
I work in the media in Canada, and never heard of this Toronto Sun right-wing wannabe.


I've covered that but basically this.
 
2013-01-22 04:49:39 PM  

Snapper Carr: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

The civil war was not an attempt to circumvent Article 2 of the US Consitution


Really? I don't remember the CSA thinking that Abe Lincoln would be their President. No, the civil war was almost entirely about throwing out Article 2 because not a single slave was freed when the CSA was established. Someone they didn't like got elected and they threw a fit. Kind of like what is going on today - and it's the same damn people. Instead of someone who might have been sympathetic to the plight of the black man, it is a black man. Too bad reconstruction didn't last a little longer.
 
2013-01-22 04:54:07 PM  
Moosecakes
There were voter intimidation and voter suppression campaigns. But the general groove is right.

The electoral system is a voter suppression campaign.

A peaceful transition

...for middle-class white Americans. For everyone else, same war as every other day.
 
2013-01-22 04:56:33 PM  

Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?


China had ongoing warlord style conflicts between dynasties. Standing armies were used to suppress the upstarts. "Mandate of Heaven" is best translated into "Family with biggest army who doesn't piss off the population". If you end up pissing off the population, they start giving aid and comfort to the upstarts, and you start loosing those battles instead of suppressing them.
 
2013-01-22 04:56:38 PM  

MFL: Watching Obama and his media celebrate yesterday was kind of like watching Rex Ryan throw a nationally televised parade to honor himself, the Jets storied 2012 season and the fact that he's still going to be the coach next year.


www.chailife.com

/you'll get over it
 
2013-01-22 05:25:06 PM  

Cythraul: Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?

No, China would definitely not be in the list of peaceful succession of power.

How about Britain? They had an empire for a while, and during their supposed decline, they had a stable system of power transference.


I was actually thinking Roman Republican era, it having run just about 500 years. He did mention being an historian, right?

Cheers.
 
2013-01-22 05:26:07 PM  

Brian_of_Nazareth: Cythraul: Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?

No, China would definitely not be in the list of peaceful succession of power.

How about Britain? They had an empire for a while, and during their supposed decline, they had a stable system of power transference.

I was actually thinking Roman Republican era, it having run just about 500 years. He did mention being an historian, right?

Cheers.


Oops, history buff. Feel free to disregard the snark.

Cheers.
 
2013-01-22 05:37:12 PM  
Your slog bucks.
 
2013-01-22 06:15:05 PM  

beth_lida: What the F is the Canada Free Press?
I work in the media in Canada, and never heard of this Toronto Sun right-wing wannabe.


Fark manages to highlight the dumbest websites on earth. Count the number of Daily Mail links on a given tab and you can see how stupid this joint is.
 
2013-01-22 06:52:50 PM  
Your derp brigade is pretending to be Canadian now? Is this like dumbass kids sewing Canadian flags on their backpacks? Guess what, if you can't correctly state the dimensions of a Canadian football field and explain the workings of the rouge you are not Canadian and subject to ppv rape by moose.
 
2013-01-22 06:54:21 PM  
Wow. It's like derp but covered in cheese curds and gravy.

But this guy's an American... writing for Canada Free Press? I don't even...
 
2013-01-22 08:00:04 PM  

Brian_of_Nazareth: Cythraul: Magorn: Cythraul: Snapper Carr: Although it doesn't apply to yesterday, I think 224 years of bloodless, relatively orderly transfers of executive authority is worth celebrating.

What about that whole 'civil war' thing?

Since I am a history buff, that whole Orderly transfer of Power thing, really got me to thinking.  If you look at history, the fatal weakness of nearly every empire that has ever been, the one that brings them down in the end, is invariably a lack of rules for a peaceful sucession.  Empire after empire has either torn itself apart on the death of its founder (Ghengis Khan's, Alexander the Great's) or bled itself to weakness and poverty in civil wars and  wars of dynastic sucession. (Rome, The Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire etc) .  I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.  China maybe?

No, China would definitely not be in the list of peaceful succession of power.

How about Britain? They had an empire for a while, and during their supposed decline, they had a stable system of power transference.

I was actually thinking Roman Republican era, it having run just about 500 years. He did mention being an historian, right?

Cheers.


Uh, I'm not sure what you're talking about. He seemed to ask if any empire in history that has since faded from its imperial status ever had a stable system of power transference. You seem to be putting a condition on that question specific to a particular time period.
 
2013-01-22 09:15:00 PM  

Cythraul: I'm tryin to think of any historical parallel of another politcal entity that was as powerful as the USA and still managed (with the one noteable exception you mentioned) to peacefully hand over the regins of power as often as we have.


Addressing a specific statement.

Cheers.
 
2013-01-22 11:01:08 PM  
Canada Free Press is neither Canadian nor press. This article doesn't even do a good job of pretending to be Canadian. I don't know of any Canadians that refer to the US Congress and POTUS as "our democratically elected government".
 
2013-01-23 02:42:46 AM  

Mercutio74: Wow. It's like derp but covered in cheese curds and gravy.

But this guy's an American... writing for Canada Free Press? I don't even...


Most of their writers are Americans. I believe it's a situation where the originator of the site is a Canuck couple and then they source all their content from Americans. I did a bunch of research into this troll site the first time it popped up on Fark, but arsed if I can remember it all now. They've started scrubbing biography content too, looks like.
 
2013-01-23 06:21:42 AM  
Newsmax headlines?

An ad offering to reveal the details of Al Jazeera making a blood money oil deal with Al Gore?

WTF am I?

*looks around*

Canada Free Press?

gawdammitsomuch
 
2013-01-23 06:47:46 AM  
They are just disgruntled because of the forced poutine feedings ordered by the government.

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They will get over it.
 
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