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2014-02-08 06:34:40 AM
PETER DINKLAGE (voice-over): The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint;  the revolution that birthed one of modern history's pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it's passion that endures....

It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.
 
2014-02-08 07:43:19 AM
They went full potato.
 
2014-02-08 08:00:23 AM
First they let Coke tarnish our national anthem with mudspeak. Then they glorify the commie-fascists. What's next? Sharia Law- THAT'S WHAT!
 
2014-02-08 08:27:43 AM

log_jammin: It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.


The agony of their carpel tunnel from working all those cherry pickers keeps the anger up.
 
2014-02-08 08:35:22 AM
Going Full Potatoe this morning, I see.
 
2014-02-08 08:40:43 AM

log_jammin: PETER DINKLAGE (voice-over): The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint;  the revolution that birthed one of modern history's pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it's passion that endures....

It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.


Dinklage is right. For good or ill, the Soviet experiment was pivotal, and its rise and fall shaped the present life for dozens of countries.
Of course, I guess conservatards just wanted NBC to replay the Creed-Drago fight over and over again.
 
2014-02-08 08:43:25 AM
I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?
 
2014-02-08 08:45:06 AM
Jesus, conservatives enjoy being offended. The statement was factually true if diplomatically stated. They then go on to imply that the media loves communism by quoting media figures making such, frankly factual, statements as, "Many Russians were actually materially better off under the late communist regime" and "Cuba is known for its well-trained doctors."

Those damn fellow travelers!

I always wonder if these writers really believe the BS they're selling or wake up in the morning wondering how they will work up the rubes ( or "marks") today.
 
2014-02-08 08:45:54 AM

MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?


But those were all done for FREEDOM!
 
2014-02-08 08:54:50 AM
CYNTHIA AGUILERA, MEDICAL STUDENT: The idea is that we come from under-represented and under-served communities and that after graduating with no debt, no worries about paying off loans and having to get a high-paying job, we can return to our communities and work in them and try to uplift them the same way that Cuba uplifted us.

that's actually pretty cool, I'm surprised they kept that part of the quote in the article.
 
2014-02-08 08:57:35 AM
Yeah, there should have been more atrocities in Russia's Opening Ceremonies! That's what was missing. Let's not celebrate a country's achievements and instead focus on its tragedies. That's what everyone wants to see.

Remember in the Salt Lake City Games, those great scenes of wiping out the Native Americans and/or forcing them off their land, enslaving black people, the civil war, internment of Japanese, carpet bombing Vietnam just for the hell of it? ...yeah. It should've been more like that.
 
2014-02-08 09:00:06 AM
Contemporary American "Conservatism":
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-08 09:00:19 AM
I'm about as anti-communist as they come, but when you broadcast the Olympics from Russia, and want your cameras to continue to work, then you don't offend the hosts. Otherwise, don't bid on, or even watch, the Olympics when they're in that country.
 
2014-02-08 09:03:18 AM

MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?


There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.
 
2014-02-08 09:03:56 AM
Good lord, these "conservatives" are small people.
 
2014-02-08 09:05:49 AM

log_jammin: It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.


I've never understood how people can build their lives around hate.  Whether it's a political ideology, or a sports team.   That can't be good for you.
 
2014-02-08 09:07:12 AM
I guess conservatism cures carpal tunnel, what with the endless hand-wringing.

/is Newsbusters Saturday the overtime for Freeper Friday?
 
2014-02-08 09:08:46 AM

PanicMan: log_jammin: It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.

I've never understood how people can build their lives around hate.  Whether it's a political ideology, or a sports team.   That can't be good for you.


www.oldhouseweb.com
 
2014-02-08 09:14:01 AM
Jeez. You guys do know that carrying that much stress and outrage doesn't help your point of view. You all look like Stalinists now, or maybe Maoists. Nope definitely Stalinists that want to put their political enemies in graves.

Seriously. Your demand for ideological purity, the demands to punish your political enemies, your willingness to let them die makes you the perfect Stalinists.

Are you readying the next Great Purge?
 
2014-02-08 09:14:35 AM
OK, America, which do you prefer:

[] Peter Dinklage
[] Potato NewsBusters
I know the answer to this one.
 
2014-02-08 09:15:53 AM

dangelder: PanicMan: log_jammin: It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.

I've never understood how people can build their lives around hate.  Whether it's a political ideology, or a sports team.   That can't be good for you.

[www.oldhouseweb.com image 300x393]


Ah.  Wall candy.
 
2014-02-08 09:20:28 AM
You know who else hated Soviet Russia?
 
2014-02-08 09:23:11 AM
The comments hurt my brain:

"And how long, exactly, will it take for Obama and his blood-suckers to extract the same price from us?
I am afraid, Sam. Very afraid. The blood-suckers are ready to fall upon us...with an entitlement wrath."
 
2014-02-08 09:28:32 AM
Anyone know what our death toll was in that time period for comparison?
 
2014-02-08 09:30:45 AM
Oh, for f*cks sakes.
 
2014-02-08 09:37:35 AM

impaler: You know who else hated Soviet Russia?


General Patton?
 
2014-02-08 09:39:02 AM
Oh good grief.
 
2014-02-08 09:49:01 AM
I was more offended by Lauer quoting Putin, "The collapse of the Soviet Union was the most devastating event of the 20th Century." Lauer went on to  explain, "Because Russia lost a lot of good Russians to the break off states."
 
2014-02-08 09:49:08 AM

stoli n coke: log_jammin: PETER DINKLAGE (voice-over): The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint;  the revolution that birthed one of modern history's pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it's passion that endures....

It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.

Dinklage is right. For good or ill, the Soviet experiment was pivotal, and its rise and fall shaped the present life for dozens of countries.
Of course, I guess conservatards just wanted NBC to replay the Creed-Drago fight over and over again.


We all realize that Dinklage was just reading copy handed to him by writers with MFAs at most. We're looking at artsy folks in the present, not history majors.

/Dinklage.
 
2014-02-08 09:52:45 AM
You know, for such a homophobic country, Russia's opening ceremony was really gay. Lots of ballet and stuff. That would be a more worthy article than "OMG an actor didn't poop on Russia during their one moment in the sun"
 
2014-02-08 09:52:54 AM
Ah, the consevative PC police.
 
2014-02-08 09:57:24 AM

Dracolich: Anyone know what our death toll was in that time period for comparison?


Not remotely close, even using the most grossly distorted body counts.
 
2014-02-08 10:03:34 AM
Subby & Newsbusters: Peter Dinklage.

Me: Who?  Oh, Tyrion.  Well, what the do you expect from a Lannister?  You're lucky he stopped at acknowledging that Russia's communist revolution was a very important part of the last century and didn't start parading a procession of Slavic whores in front of the camera.
 
2014-02-08 10:10:13 AM

vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.


Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.
 
2014-02-08 10:18:09 AM
I don't know what is worse, the guys on Fox caring about the bad guy in a Lego movie or these guys not understanding what the word "pivotal" means.
 
2014-02-08 10:18:43 AM

Epic Fap Session: vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.

Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.


You can't be that dense. There's plenty to say that's complimentary without referring to it. Are you saying that if the Olympics were held in Germany, we would be well-served to call the period from 1932-1945 a "pivotal experiment"?
 
2014-02-08 10:22:29 AM

Obscure Login: I don't know what is worse, the guys on Fox caring about the bad guy in a Lego movie or these guys not understanding what the word "pivotal" means.


They know what it doesn't mean: "unamerican commies", which is what he should have called them!
 
2014-02-08 10:24:37 AM

badhatharry: "The collapse of the Soviet Union was the most devastating event of the 20th Century."


Putin was half-right.  The devastation of the 21st Century is the result of the breakup of the Soviet Union.  Not that the continuation of the USSR was any better for the world, but the world was not ready to deal with its breakup.
 
2014-02-08 10:25:13 AM

vygramul: Epic Fap Session: vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.

Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.

You can't be that dense. There's plenty to say that's complimentary without referring to it. Are you saying that if the Olympics were held in Germany, we would be well-served to call the period from 1932-1945 a "pivotal experiment"?


What's this "we" crap? Who do you wrote the script?
 
2014-02-08 10:25:58 AM

stoli n coke: log_jammin: PETER DINKLAGE (voice-over): The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint;  the revolution that birthed one of modern history's pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it's passion that endures....

It has to be hard to find something to be outraged about every second of your life.

Dinklage is right. For good or ill, the Soviet experiment was pivotal, and its rise and fall shaped the present life for dozens of countries.
Of course, I guess conservatards just wanted NBC to replay the Creed-Drago fight over and over again.


FFS, call a fainting couch for these people. For starters, Dinklage is an actor, not a historian, so the fact that he was hired to voice over crap means nothing but a paycheck for the talented guy.

Second, if he wants to narrate the phone book while getting a hummer from his girlfriend, I'm kinda sure it would sell, because he's Peter farking Dinklage.

And yes, positive AND negative events in history can be and are considered pivotal ones on reflection.

See also: All of recorded human history
 
2014-02-08 10:27:54 AM
 

Ishkur: Remember in the Salt Lake City Games, those great scenes of wiping out the Native Americans and/or forcing them off their land, enslaving black people, the civil war, internment of Japanese, carpet bombing Vietnam just for the hell of it? ...yeah. It should've been more like that.


A re-enactment of the Mountain Meadows Massacre would have definitely spruced things up.
 
2014-02-08 10:37:42 AM
They're learning this shiat from the SJWs, where every. single. piece. of media is analyzed carefully to to determine just how much they subtlety promote the values of the enemy they constructed from a web of vaguely connected grievances.

Or is that the other way around?
 
2014-02-08 10:39:02 AM
Is NewsButthurt arguing that Soviet Communism didn't fundamentally change the world?
 
2014-02-08 10:56:11 AM

Epic Fap Session: vygramul: Epic Fap Session: vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.

Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.

You can't be that dense. There's plenty to say that's complimentary without referring to it. Are you saying that if the Olympics were held in Germany, we would be well-served to call the period from 1932-1945 a "pivotal experiment"?

What's this "we" crap? Who do you wrote the script?


Is THAT why you suggested that I implied silence or condemnation were the only options?
 
2014-02-08 10:59:26 AM

vygramul: Epic Fap Session: vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.

Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.

You can't be that dense. There's plenty to say that's complimentary without referring to it. Are you saying that if the Olympics were held in Germany, we would be well-served to call the period from 1932-1945 a "pivotal experiment"?


Come on, are you this dense? I would agree that communism doesn't work and seems to, somewhat inevitably, lead to tyrannical states. But no one knew that in 1915. And the goals of communism were actually quite laudable if unworkable. So, it was a pivotal, utopian experiment that attempted to move humanity towards a better future. It also failed spectacularly, bloodily, and definitively, but it was not, at its base, inherently evil in its conception (unless you think the economic and social elites of the 1800s were angels whose point of view was wholly correct).

Nazism, well, I'm not sure too many people would agree its goals were laudable except a minority of Germans in the 1930s. Its vision of the future was a Hobbesian state of constant racial warfare until one race (hopefully the German one) came out on top, showed itself superior and enslaved or at least dominated everyone else. Pretty grim by anyone's standards.

You also ignore the fact that in one case, the system dominated the country for roughly 73 years and pretty much was the center of world history for much of that time whereas the other one only existed for 12 years and was only important for part of those years.
 
2014-02-08 11:02:19 AM

MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?


Hiroshima and Nagasaki were some of the worst moments in history, but consider the alternative. A land invasion of Japan was planned and casualties were expected to be in the millions. About 500,000 Purple Hearts were manufactured in preparation, so many that we still had 120,000 back in 2003.
Japan was willing to fight this to the end. And of course it was possible that the Soviets would invade and we'd end up with a split Japan. So in retrospect, the bombs were probably our best option. They were horrible, but probably better than the alternative.
/You know, an allied invasion of Japan and it's aftermath would be a great setting for an alternative universe story.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Downfall

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi- p ublications/books-and-monographs/the-final-months-of-the-war-with-japa n-signals-intelligence-u-s-invasion-planning-and-the-a-bomb-decision/c si9810001.html#rtoc9

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/parameters/Articles/19 9 4/1994%20silkett.pdf
 
2014-02-08 11:09:25 AM
 WHAT!?! He acknowledged the role that the Soviet Union played in the 20th century without ending every sentence with "and Jesus hated them"?
Well then he must support murder and torture.

/what they really believe
//it's only scary because they're projecting.
 
2014-02-08 11:09:52 AM

eiger: vygramul: Epic Fap Session: vygramul: MooseUpNorth: I'm not serious about any of this, of course, but could you imagine newsbusters' collective apoplexy the next Olympics when some random television narration brings up such highlights as Hiroshima/Nagasaki, the internment camps, the Trail of Tears, and Abu Ghraib?

There is, in fact, the option to say nothing. I mean, imagine if we hosted during Iraq and the narration said, America, which launched one of the pivotal experiments in disarmament..." Not exactly the condemnation it deserves.

Exactly! I've always found the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to be an appropriate time and place to condemn the actions of this host country or be completely silent.

You can't be that dense. There's plenty to say that's complimentary without referring to it. Are you saying that if the Olympics were held in Germany, we would be well-served to call the period from 1932-1945 a "pivotal experiment"?

Come on, are you this dense? I would agree that communism doesn't work and seems to, somewhat inevitably, lead to tyrannical states. But no one knew that in 1915. And the goals of communism were actually quite laudable if unworkable. So, it was a pivotal, utopian experiment that attempted to move humanity towards a better future. It also failed spectacularly, bloodily, and definitively, but it was not, at its base, inherently evil in its conception (unless you think the economic and social elites of the 1800s were angels whose point of view was wholly correct).

Nazism, well, I'm not sure too many people would agree its goals were laudable except a minority of Germans in the 1930s. Its vision of the future was a Hobbesian state of constant racial warfare until one race (hopefully the German one) came out on top, showed itself superior and enslaved or at least dominated everyone else. Pretty grim by anyone's standards.

You also ignore the fact that in one case, the system dominated the country for roughly 73 years and pretty much was t ...


Surely you're not this dense?

Communism from the get-go said widespread slaughter of the bourgeoisie was required and that there would be a dictatorship of the proletariat. That's hardly laudable.

And if you look at my Boobies in this thread, I said that one isn't required to offend the hosts. I said quite the opposite. There's plenty to say about Russian culture and history that can be complimentary.
 
2014-02-08 11:10:06 AM
My dad was a World War II vet and I figure about 40 Russians died so he wouldn't have to.
Either way, without the Russians my old man would have spent the 1950s trying to get into Luxembourg and I wouldn't have been born.
 
2014-02-08 11:12:52 AM
I know it's only tangentially related, but I have to say that listening to Katie Couric's inane babbling last night really drove home how terrifying it was that she was the woman who stumped a potential vice president of our country.
 
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