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(Gothamist)   New York City's next mayor is going to be a man who once visited the Soviet Union. We're through the looking glass here, people   (gothamist.com ) divider line
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2013-11-04 01:29:16 PM  
So laughably desperate.
 
2013-11-04 01:32:03 PM  
Marvin Olasky was an adviser to George W Bush. He was also a member of the Communist Party in 1972. I don't recall the outrage over him wandering around the White House. Van Jones though, that guy was scaaaaaaaarrrrryyyy. How weird the different reactions to the two!
 
2013-11-04 01:33:52 PM  
When I was in high school one of the history teachers did an annual trip with students to the Soviet Union, and paired up with students there.

He told us about how one of the guys from our school on the trip, a sort of quiet guy who was of eastern European descent, was immediately picked out by one of the cute Soviet girls as a partners.  She ran over to him and said "you're with me, big boy."
 
2013-11-04 01:36:18 PM  
You know who ELSE visited a Communist country?
 
2013-11-04 01:39:45 PM  
So...he's over 21?
 
2013-11-04 01:39:54 PM  
Oh no!  A man who has travelled!

What next?  Someone who once ate Chinese food?!?!?!
 
2013-11-04 01:40:03 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Marvin Olasky was an adviser to George W Bush. He was also a member of the Communist Party in 1972. I don't recall the outrage over him wandering around the White House. Van Jones though, that guy was scaaaaaaaarrrrryyyy. How weird the different reactions to the two!


i'm guessing marvin wasn't blah.
 
2013-11-04 01:42:03 PM  
Very clever. Use "visited the USSR" instead of pointing out that he is a commie.
 
2013-11-04 01:42:09 PM  

HighOnCraic: You know who ELSE visited a Communist country?


Napoleon?
 
2013-11-04 01:42:09 PM  
I had a blintz in the 80's and I wanted to bang a Czech girl in my class. Does that make me a Communist?
 
2013-11-04 01:42:25 PM  
Ronald Reagan?

I visited Russia in (I think) 1985ish. It was enlightening. Of course, enlightenment is evil to some.
 
2013-11-04 01:43:16 PM  

Larry Mahnken: When I was in high school one of the history teachers did an annual trip with students to the Soviet Union, and paired up with students there.

He told us about how one of the guys from our school on the trip, a sort of quiet guy who was of eastern European descent, was immediately picked out by one of the cute Soviet girls as a partners.  She ran over to him and said "you're with me, big boy."


Are you trying to pass off a Head of the Class episode as an anecdote? XD Don't worry dude, happens to me all the time...
 
2013-11-04 01:43:50 PM  

HighOnCraic: You know who ELSE visited a Communist country?


Rev Cruz?
 
2013-11-04 01:45:41 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I had a blintz in the 80's and I wanted to bang a Czech girl in my class. Does that make me a Communist?


Hmm. Did you share the blintz with anyone?
 
2013-11-04 01:46:43 PM  
I can't wait for NYPo's meltdown after the election.
 
2013-11-04 01:48:27 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: I can't wait for NYPo's meltdown after the election.


the funny thing is, unlike the romney loss, the dems are so far ahead that even inside the murdoch echo chamber, they know they're gonna lose, so they're already flailing.
 
2013-11-04 01:49:11 PM  
Many people visited the Soviet Union in the 80's. They were called useful idiots.
 
2013-11-04 01:50:30 PM  

badhatharry: Many people visited the Soviet Union in the 80's. They were called useful idiots.


Damn that Ronald Reagan.
 
2013-11-04 01:53:15 PM  
Billy Joel is going to be New York's next mayor?
 
2013-11-04 01:57:18 PM  
Hopefully he'll get these farking occupiers some jorbs so we don't have to see them sleeping in Columbus Circle on our way to work
 
2013-11-04 01:57:36 PM  
After much outcry from white people for ending stop and frisk, the Mayor has decided to keep it. He is just moving it to 5th Avenue.
 
2013-11-04 01:57:38 PM  

badhatharry: Many people visited the Soviet Union in the 80's. They were called useful idiots.


History says everyone that bought the propaganda of either side were the idiots.
 
2013-11-04 02:00:03 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I had a blintz in the 80's and I wanted to bang a Czech girl in my class. Does that make me a Communist?


Did you share the Czech girl?
 
2013-11-04 02:00:34 PM  
Well, it's just like it's 1992 again. BILL CLINTON IS A SECRET COMMIE SOVIET MOLE YOU'LL REGRET THIS

Oh God it's a Freep link
 
2013-11-04 02:04:13 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I had a blintz in the 80's and I wanted to bang a Czech girl in my class. Does that make me a Communist?


I cannot believe my ears!  You're not talking about the Moose Lodge here.You're talking Communists, the most reprehensible perpetrators of social and economic oppression ever known to mankind.They brainwash you, put you to work in some tractor factory.As for creature comforts, forget it.

/But the stuff you had before you joined is still your stuff, right?
 
2013-11-04 02:09:55 PM  

StopLurkListen: Well, it's just like it's 1992 again. BILL CLINTON IS A SECRET COMMIE SOVIET MOLE YOU'LL REGRET THIS

Oh God it's a Freep link


I remember B-1Bob Dornan made this claim and said he had the documents to prove it. Funny how that guy seems tame by today's GOP standards.
 
2013-11-04 02:14:48 PM  

Markus5: HighOnCraic: You know who ELSE visited a Communist country?

Rev Cruz?


upload.wikimedia.org

. . . you dolt!!!
 
2013-11-04 02:19:20 PM  
I always think of New Yorkers as somewhat sophisticated.

And then I look at the New York Post, and it just ruins the illusion.
 
2013-11-04 02:19:25 PM  
Yeah so everyone who ever visited the former Soviet Union is a sekrit kommie.

Fark you, "senile conservatives." You are the reason we are not a progressive nation.
 
2013-11-04 02:20:26 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I always think of New Yorkers as somewhat sophisticated.

And then I look at the New York Post, and it just ruins the illusion.


Keep in mind that it's the print version of Fox News.

/But it's got a great sports section . . .
 
2013-11-04 02:20:30 PM  
It's sad that copies of the NYP are purchased as something other than bird cage liner.
 
2013-11-04 02:26:35 PM  

whidbey: Yeah so everyone who ever visited the former Soviet Union is a sekrit kommie.

Fark you, "senile conservatives." You are the reason we are not a progressive nation.


He's not that sekrit about it.
 
2013-11-04 02:42:55 PM  

badhatharry: whidbey: Yeah so everyone who ever visited the former Soviet Union is a sekrit kommie.

Fark you, "senile conservatives." You are the reason we are not a progressive nation.

He's not that sekrit about it.


Because having a first-hand understanding of the USSR without the right-wing noise machine=illegal

Better call the cops.
 
2013-11-04 02:59:37 PM  
NY Times getting in on the derp. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/nyregion/a-mayoral-hopeful-now-de-b l asio-was-once-a-young-leftist.html?_r=0

He was young. He's totally over all that.
 
2013-11-04 03:05:56 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: So laughably desperate.


It's the Post. This is par for the course for them.
 
2013-11-04 03:06:51 PM  
I went to East Germany and East Berlin, so I should at least get to be a councilman.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-04 03:07:42 PM  
The mayor of London has a Russian name.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-11-04 03:23:29 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I had a blintz in the 80's and I wanted to bang a Czech girl in my class. Does that make me a Communist?


When I was in college in the early 90's, I had a girl from Lithuania in several classes that was drop dead gorgeous. She also spoke something like 5 languages, and was a straight A student. She left school for a modeling gig in NY. That or she was reassigned by the KGB... Hell, I know I would have betrayed my country for a chance to bang her. I sometimes wonder what she ended up doing with her life. She was definitely smart enough to accomplish just about anything she wanted to. So yea, I figure she became the trophy wife of an elderly rich man, and is a very rich widow by now.

/wait, what was the topic?
 
2013-11-04 03:24:56 PM  
Pretty much useless experience for a mayor.   Like most of the rest of his experience, really... but we'll see.
 
2013-11-04 03:26:25 PM  
FTA: "Without the vote of hard-right Republicans who despise Commies and Lenny Bruce, de Blasio could have trouble winning by more than a 50% margin."

The NY Post seems concerned.
 
2013-11-04 04:11:50 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: I can't wait for NYPo's meltdown after the election.


It has already started.
 
2013-11-04 04:22:48 PM  
Having lived in Moscow for 2 years, I think I am essentially disqualified from running for public office if I ever choose to do so in the future. Freepers would have epic threads on how I came here to be trained as a Stalinist agent to bring down the American system, and probably Christianity as well.
 
2013-11-04 04:32:28 PM  

THX 1138: Oh no!  A man who has travelled!


After the 2010 election, we had members of congress boasting that they had never had a passport.
 
2013-11-04 04:44:48 PM  

flondrix: After the 2010 election, we had members of congress boasting that they had never had a passport.


Nothing says competent federal government like a proud refusal to gain some perspective on how one fits into the larger international picture.
 
2013-11-04 04:50:32 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: So laughably desperate.


This; goddamn I'm loving the farking butthurt the media's on in the City.
 
2013-11-04 05:00:48 PM  

THX 1138: Oh no!  A man who has travelled!

What next?  Someone who once ate Chinese Oriental food?!?!?!


Fix'd.
 
2013-11-04 06:33:43 PM  
Congressman (R-TX) Louie Gohmert?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Ounuj_2E0
 
2013-11-04 08:24:31 PM  

HighOnCraic: Markus5: HighOnCraic: You know who ELSE visited a Communist country?

Rev Cruz?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 590x457]

. . . you dolt!!!


well done.
 
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